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Topic: Feeding The Undead Q/A
Subject: no stress


Don't sweat too much Val. I'm a busy man this week, so updating in time is no priority. Feel better first, ok?

Posted on 2008-06-02 at 18:35:59.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: hey


I like that idea, the crystal in the item. Reminds me of Final Fantasy...

anyway, I'll see what I can do somewhere this week. Right now I'm a busy with other stuff. Probably won't do a lot online the following days.

Posted on 2008-06-02 at 18:34:19.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: ah


we have to remember that we are playing in the Audalis setting. Magical items aren't available on every streetcorner. Upgrading your axe into a magical weapon is not possible within the time-frame. You could try to trade it perhaps?

You all have to remember that I'm not giving your opponents a lot of magical aid either. So you don't have to be afraid of unbalance in this. You just received three items from the willow encounter that need to be identified. That will also take some money (or use of the pearls you've got, if somebody can cast identifie).

Posted on 2008-06-01 at 16:02:14.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: ok


so I skipped the buying part entirely. Tell me what you intend to buy, but know that not everything can be found. So give me what you want, and I'll see what I can do.

Otherwise: posting time!

Posted on 2008-06-01 at 11:04:51.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: skip the town-part, into the roots of the mountains


Alloryen Border
Foot of the Chakran Mts
15th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
1:14 pm


Precisely a week later the group returned to the crossroads where they had left their way to the Mountains to spend their money on needed supplies and enforcements. They were ready now to face the dangers of the peaks and sent their horses towards the east. It didn’t take too long to break free of the forest. An hour later they were riding through hills with scattered trees and bushes, and slowly ascending. Looking back, they could see the vast sea of green treetops, occasionally broken by rivers. Far in the distance they could see the tip of the Exaulted Tower, but it was not more than a misty contour against the clear sky. They were off all the existing maps now, into the wild and unwelcoming grey zone of Antaron.

The roots of the mountains surfaced steadily, and the grassy hills soon showed patches of rock that got bigger and bigger and replaced the green with ungrowth. A few hours later they encountered the first hints of Goblin activity, when they spotted an abandoned fireplace between several rocks, where a good group of warriors had spent time roasting wildlife. They found animal bones there, the tip of a spear and even a goblin ear that had been cut off, and was growing mould already. Who knew what had taken place here. Malius would’ve been able to tell them more, but the ranger had left them.

Another hour later they had left the grassy hills for good, and were climbing an old goat’s path. They were getting close to the first mountain range and had to face the fact that their horses were no good here. There were no paths, the ground was uneven, and up ahead they could see the jagged surface of the peaks. They could try their luck, of course. Maybe after crossing the first mountain, access would be easier. But would they put the animals through this? Their mission was one of stealth, to find the hidden lore that Chakranna secreted. Elessar’s intentions were different of course, but she knew as well that clacking hooves on stone would only give them away.

And then the evening fell. They had never experienced such a sudden change. As soon as the sky coloured orange they could hear drums echoing through the mountains, starting as a rumble, but growing steadily. And in the distance a snake of black smoke curled its way towards the heavens. Suddenly the day was gone, and night was there, from one minute to the next; not in the difference of light in the sky, but in their hearts. They had entered the enemy’s grounds, and had to be very careful from this moment on.

(OOC: though the closest point of passage is still about half an hour away, you’ve got some decisions to make.)

Posted on 2008-06-01 at 11:03:50.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: delay


I'm delaying my update until tomorrow, to give you guys some more time to come up with stuff you want to buy. I'd like a list from everybody with stuff you want.

Posted on 2008-05-31 at 17:12:02.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: oh


and Pio's sword got dragged with him into the depth. But you can fish it up after the fight, I'm sure. IF Pio lives. Which depends on his friends as well!

Posted on 2008-05-31 at 16:28:36.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: answers


Thanks! I was hoping this would take the encounter to another level. I'm just very glad Pio didn't make his attack of opp on the creature. That would've probably be its end.

As for your questions:

1) fairly deep right away. Pio knows that though the Thunder River is a natural one, it has long ago been shaped to better suit docking of larger vessels in Drefast. So it gets quite deep very fast. We're talking about 12 feet where you dropped, going deeper fast towards the middle of the river.

2) The water is flowing, but not so fast. Pio can feel the pull but is not dragged away fast. We'll talk 5 feet per round.

3) Gargantuan... lol. Not really. It's large, but that's still pretty big to be fighting alone... under water

Posted on 2008-05-31 at 16:27:25.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: also


I updated the game, and I hope you can all enjoy this.

Hit points:
Percifeer – 11/11
Miran – 21/21
Beinsel – 16/16
Pio – 35/45
Llammoth – 21/21


Posted on 2008-05-31 at 10:31:05.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: we go down


Thunder River
North West Dock
Drefast

~Positive Tide is normal
~Negative Tide is rising


Percifeer was still staring at the battle without acting, but her attention was caught now. After all, this proved to be a nice diversion from all the verbal hardship she had experienced today.

Beinsel lifted another dart and this time made sure to plant his feet firmly on the slick boards. Now his projectile found its way passed his companions and into the water monster’s shoulder. It let out a surprised hiss on impact, but remained concentrated on Pio before it.

Llammoth had hoped for a chance to slip past the creature and get the advantage of flanking opponents. But the creature was slowly backing away, and a normal attack would have to do.
After a quick step, she thrust her longspear into the creature’s hide, drawing more blood and aggravation.

Pio pressed on as well, but was perhaps a bit too eager to strike, and his blade only cut some hair from the feline head of this monstrosity. On top of this, he felt a delayed pain in his face, like a suddenly stinging realization that this monster was indeed very dangerous.

The Sea Cat in turn, was desperate to get away. But it was also hungry. Hunger had driven it to board the docks and attack the group, and now she would not be denied a meal. In a final attempt for food she launched herself on Pio. Llammoth and the knight both saw an opening to attack the creature before she fell on Pio, but only the rogue sealed the opportunity. Llammoth’s spear made a sharp scratch along the monster’s flank as it sprang on her brother. With its claws flinging wildly it grappled a hold on Pio, but instead of attacking, the creature rolled away with him, and they both dove off the docks and into the water where they disappeared out of sight.

(OOC: stopping here because it will change everybody’s actions, I assume. Sib: Miran still has an action left this round, you are free to alter it now, so I want to know what he intends to do. For the rest of you: Pio is under water, still grappling with the cat, and is wearing his full suit of armor. Something needs to be done fast, for fighting AND holding your breath is nasty, and he has only enough air for 7 rounds of underwater combat, based on his con. After that it is increasing CON checks for him.)

Posted on 2008-05-31 at 10:28:33.
Edited on 2008-05-31 at 10:32:44 by Almerin

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: ah


well, the five foot step won't work now the creature has moved 5 feet back. You'd need a 10-foot step, something we just can't do. OR you can try to walk around the beast, which will provoke an attack of opp, since there is so little space to go to.

And Ayrn, from now on, when I run a game, I'm no longer allowing the book of Nine Swords, or wherever you found all those tactics. It's simply too much fuss.

(this doesn't mean you don't get to play Pio as he is, I'm still allowing everything in this adventure. I'm just glad to be warned of all the possibilities in that book. )

Posted on 2008-05-31 at 09:50:46.

Topic: What's in an Adventure
Subject: hehe


In this adventure the players find themselves in a cat-and-mouse game with a red dragon with an unhealthy love for rods broken in seven pieces.
The dragon keeps returning to pester the PCs because one of them is magically bound to the creature by a tattoo set by the Djork brothers, who turn out to be demi-liches with a plot of their own.

New Title: Under Solid Pressure

Posted on 2008-05-29 at 16:34:50.

Topic: What's in an Adventure
Subject: What's in an Adventure


I don't know if this will be any fun, but we can try :

The point of the game is to imagine a (brief) synopsys (story line) by a given Adventure Title. When you've done so, you make up a new title, or you repost an older one so that other people can give their imagination a roll.
Answers can be either truly adventurous, over the top funny or a mix of anything in between.

Example

Adventure Title: The Broken Sword

Synopsys: Wherein the players meet an old warrior whose sword is broken. His only chance to ever slay a monster again depends on whether they can defeat a dungeon filled with slimes, jellies and oozes, to retrieve the magical Rod of Superglue.


Let's try it:

New Adventure Title: Diabolic Crossroads

Posted on 2008-05-28 at 21:13:39.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: spells added


Jozan, I added them now. I just skipped them because I didn't realize they were there, lol.

Cdn, by updating your sheet, I mean: chosing new feats if you get them, raising skills and attack bonuses and saving throws etc. If you don't know how to do all that I will do it for you. You don't have to edit the sheet on the 1st page, since you don't have access to it. What other people do is send me the updated version of the sheet in pm or here in the q/a.

Posted on 2008-05-28 at 16:03:15.

Topic: What Games are You Planning?
Subject: so much in my head!!!


Man, I have so many ideas for games, but no time ... NO TIME!!!

I'm planning a horror game, either set in Audalis, or perhaps Ravenloft. I think I will make it in Audalis, but with a nice Ravenloft feel. It crossed my mind to take an adventure like 'The Created', and place it in Audalis somewhere, to use it in my Audalis Shorts series (which I'm still running, but also still at the first adventure (Filthy Thief) ).

It has also crossed my mind to do an all monster Audalis game in this series, or a Audalis primitive adventure (back to the time of the cavemen: magic is raw, gods are young or not there yet, major cities are just starting to become gathered huts).

I would LOVE a Planescape game, but not with me as DM.

I would also love to restart my God of the Gnomes game, but I don't think that will ever happen.

Too much to do, not enough people to do it for me.... ehm... TIME to do it.

Posted on 2008-05-27 at 21:20:24.

Topic: Feeding The Undead Q/A
Subject: ey


Josh! Get your @$$ from your Conan game into updating for Lucas!!!

Posted on 2008-05-27 at 16:47:37.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: ?


You DID know that you had to do that. On page 54 of this Q/A you wrote:

Uhhh, would you be able to level my char up for me please. I'm working 3pm - 7, and immedietly afterwards, I have to babysit, doing even get a breather between. I was asked to start babysitting at 6, so I'm already annoyed that I'll be at work that extra hour.

To which I replied:

CDN: It's not required to update your sheet this very day. I'm not going to do your sheet for you now since you have a full week to do so. If you don't have time in the whole week, I'll do it for you.

You never answered me, so that means that I am still waiting for you to take the initiative.

Posted on 2008-05-27 at 16:20:57.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: yes, it's a problem


well, she is technically 6th level, but along with Dragon Mistress and Brianna, Cdn has not yet updated her character sheet. Jozan said he would update HIS sheet today...

so that's a problem that people will not appreciate when the first 6th level encounter rolls up.

Posted on 2008-05-26 at 18:57:24.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: Combat details


Here are some details that you might like concerning the combat:

Hit points:
Percifeer – 11/11
Miran – 21/21
Beinsel – 16/16
Pio – 35/45
Llammoth – 21/21

Initiative:
Percifeer 23
Miran 6
Beinsel 14
Pio 11
Llammoth 13



Posted on 2008-05-25 at 10:47:33.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: the Sea Cat


Thunder River
North West Dock
Drefast

~Positive Tide is normal
~Negative Tide is rising


The slippery boards that made up the docks proved a tight space to fight. The companions pushed past each other, trying to ready themselves for this fight. Percifeer was least of all interested in getting rid of this creature. If it was a sign from the gods not to go to the Freemen’s Way, so be it. In any case, it suited her fine, as it proved that they should’ve chosen a different course. This was their mess, and she had no intention of aiding the others.

Beinsel’s nature was entirely different. He didn’t hold grudges for so long, and frankly, he delighted in the action, for it was a chance for him to prove his worth to the group. He had his darts out in the blink of an eye, and flung the projectile hard at the monstrous creature before them. Not being used to the slick surface his boot slid away slightly when he stomped it down for extra flinging force, and his dart missed his enemy entirely.

Llammoth drew her short spear and moved close enough to the water-creature to strike. She chose a spot on the side, which would enable her later to flank her opponent with one of her companions, which would disrupt its attention. When she came close however, the creature pawed at her with a lightning speed. Her thrust afterwards was a bit shaky, and missed accuracy.

Then Pio dove in. The knight was glad for a situation that didn’t involve talking for a change. Drawing his bastard sword as he ran, he came at the beast with stern determination. He had faced his share of walking nightmares before, and this one would die as did the others.
The creature was too slow to react to the attack, and Pio’s blade hit it straight in the chest. The monster roared as his scaled hide sprang open and its dark blood started flowing down, spreading fast over the wet docks. But it was far from ready to give up a tasty meal. With a deadly precision one of the creature’s claws struck Pio in the face, missing his eyes by an inch. Sharp nails drove into his flesh and raked down. Then the feline monster moved backwards, ears flat and ready to receive another attack.

Miran had completed his spell by then, and felt a lot safer now. The almost invisible shield of magical power gave him confidence. Now he was ready to help his brothers and sisters.

(Ok, that was round 1. Good job so far, but there is plenty to do. )

Posted on 2008-05-25 at 10:44:34.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: well


You know how I feel about you leaving the game temporarily. It is much more important to get your life in order than to play this game. So know that I'm not offended, and I would find it strange if any of the other players are.

Posted on 2008-05-25 at 08:10:36.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: loathing


loathing? There's no loathing involved here. There is simply me seeing the number of players drop and hoping that it will not result in the game dying out.

I will not search for another player, since I've had half the group vote against it already. This is fine by me.


Posted on 2008-05-24 at 16:52:38.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: true


but he said that one day he will return. Now I don't know if that really happens, because we can never see in the future. The question is not 'do I want another player'. The question is: do we 'need' one?

Posted on 2008-05-24 at 16:05:14.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: This update stinks...


Alloryen Kingdom
East of Hith Elee
8th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
9:06 pm


That night the companions stayed at the Solanis Paean together, but they were not a group. The tests they had went through to save Sylvaria was weighing heavily on their shoulders. Of the Sylvari who had come to burry their kin, only a single one had remained; a druid by the name of Vocian’dall. He would stay with the village to make sure it was reclaimed by the forest, and to inspect the willow and its powers. He could not answer Elessarae’s questions about who or what Wolf had been, but he had his ideas. He would share his findings when she returned from the Chakran Mountains. He could speak with Comrade however, but found the moonhorse was reluctant to return the favour. Apparently Comrade was in no mood to talk, or was unable to answer the questions asked. All Vocian’dall was able to get was that he had set his mind on staying with Elessarae, as her steed. He had put it in his mind to take over Gharion’s place, and would accept no other horse or creature in his place.
The druid simply laughed when Elessarae mentioned the fairies attacking Comrade. He explained to her that there were two clans of fairies living in the River of the Fairy Footprints. One lived during the day and took care of the river and its surroundings. Those were the friendly fey. The other clan, however, were better avoided, as they preyed on innocent victims when the moon was up.

The next morning the companions were in a distorted mood. Geim was behaving rather odd and unlike they had come to know him. Thondrek had not tested the liquor that was to be found in the Inn’s cabinets. Draven and Alyssia had been awfully silent. Malius had left them with nothing but a note. Elessarae had proposed the group travelling north and away from their current course, but had not gotten many replies to her suggestion. Therefore, the destination of the day was undecided.

Still, the group was set on leaving, and got their horses from the stables. They were the only creatures who survived the attack of the lizards, being put away in the stables, which had been closed at the time.
On horseback they left the village of Hith Elee, devoid of life, to a destination that had yet to be discussed.

But an hour later, the question was pressing even more. The group had come to a fork in the road, and a choice needed to be made. One path lead to the Moonlit Castle, most likely the last place to spend money and find resources. The other path continued east, and would bring them into the hills that bordered the Sylvari Empire, and were the beginning of the Chakran Mountains. Their quest was calling them, but would they take an extra week before answering that call?

(OOC: Not much of an update, really, but a decision needs to be made, right? I cannot decide for you. I am very willing to skip the whole visiting the castle, and go one a week ahead, assuming that you have all the gear that you wanted to buy.)

Posted on 2008-05-24 at 16:01:16.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: addition


Hey guys, I have a question to ask:

We have lost Skari-dono some time ago, and now Tann'Talas has also taken a leave of absense. Should I find a replacement player? Or are we continuing with the group as it is? I want to know how you all feel about this, so please share opinions.

Posted on 2008-05-24 at 14:37:31.

 


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