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Cedric has connected.
Tristan has connected.
Garrion: como esta?
Tristan: Mui bein! (i’m sure that spelling is off)… but no haba espanol
Tristan: um poco
Garrion: aye carrumba!
Tristan: is that universal?
Urso: those your normal colors? they are pretty close
Garrion: yeah, i not changed anything
Garrion: mine should be greenish
Tristan: I did, I was trying to go a brownish…. I normally go blue but you got that already
Tristan: I’ll be happy to change it though
Garrion: casn m=be orange?
Tristan: I think someone has green already….
Tristan: and you know the ranger should be green
Tristan: Ranger dibs
Garrion: anyone have blood red, i can change to that
Garrion: for all your blood i going to spill
Tristan: red is a good color anyway, stands out.
Tristan: but urso is the one that keeps bleeding… it should be up to him
Tristan: of course, I do feel that if we go into this manor house we are going to get owned.
Tristan: that looks like a red/purple
Garrion: that pretty close to sachi’s purple
Tristan: sachi … yup
Tristan: that’s a nice one
Garrion: custom red
Garrion: therwe we go
Garrion: that one is pretty decent stands out without being to bold
Tristan: or neon
Garrion: i grabbing all my d20 pro awards…
Tristan: did you have d20 pro before? I think I have to wait until early next year
Taragnor has connected.
Garrion: no, you should be able to get it now.. your liscense is good for legacy, the new version comes out next year
Tabris has connected.
Garrion: if you log on and you do not see it available then email them and let them know… mine did not show and he had to do something to link it
Sefiros has connected.
Tristan: ahh, i thought “legacy” meant “old”. I’m also transfering all my old email and accounts from firstname.lastname@example.org to a new one because i’m doing the web company full time… so some wonky stuff going on (this is taking a lot longer than I thought updating my online persona…)
Garrion: and they all come pouringin
Tristan: cool, will do after I get this email thing finished.
Tristan: don’t want something to get lost in cyberspace
Eltera: someone buzz me on yahoo when we’re ready
Garrion: ok, are we all set?
Garrion: well hell eltera already has red
Garrion: i guess i’ll go orange
Sachi has connected.
Garrion: visibility test
Urso: wow, sachi is early.. nice
Garrion: hmm, a little darker
Eltera: yeah no school
Sachi: Yeah, I didn’t have my night class tonight~
Urso: i sok
Garrion: visibility test
Tristan: maybe I should change to machine gun black?
Garrion: that works
Tristan: … ranger green…
Sachi: (Green power ranger?)
Eltera: does it come with a flute?
Garrion: ok, give me a couple and we’ll start’
Tristan: (flashy useless moved) “go green ranger” (more flashy useless moves)
Tristan: (defeat useless puddy)
Tristan: (flashy move)
Eltera: you’ll have to fight the Disadvantage: Enemy (White Ranger)
Tristan: disadadvantage: can only defeat usless puddy
Tristan: or disadvantage: must follow horrible script
Tristan: disadvantage: no future in TV or big screen
Eltera: but at least you got a cool mecha, mecha-godzilla
Eltera: 2nd rate godzilla is better than 2nd rate voltrons limb
Garrion: oh sachi, to answer your question… i do not think “traps” covers magic traps, at least not according to DF2
Tristan: you could always make a house rule, like -10 or something
Garrion: although i could rule that Traps-5 or something such can detect magic traps if they have some sort of identifying mark.. like a rune or somethuing
Taragnor: So what beats magic traps? Just dispel magic and stuff?
Garrion: Disarm: The skill required to render the trap harmless. This is most often DX-based Traps, but gunk may require Alchemy, Hazardous Materials, or Poisons. Some traps allow alternative skills – for instance, Armoury (Missile Weapons) would be as good as Traps for neutralizing an accessible crossbow. This roll, too, may carry a modifier. Also note whether failure triggers the trap! Some traps can’t be disarmed – consider a pit with an illusionary floor over it. The only solution might be to spot and avoid such a trap.
Garrion: Detect: The skill needed to find the trap – usually Traps, but Alchemy or Poisons for gunk, or Thaumatology for Evil Runes – along with any difficulty modifier. Such rolls are always Per-based. Not every trap is detectable! Only magic can spot a trap concealed entirely within a wall or a chest, or behind a door.
Garrion: Circumvent: How to avoid the trap if it’s found but not disarmed. This might not even require a roll; it’s simple enough not to step on the big, red tile. If there is a roll, it’s just about always against DX – or Acrobatics or Jumping, if higher. As always, there may be a modifier. By definition, failure means triggering the trap!
Garrion: Evade: Whether the trap offers a last-ditch chance to avoid its effects when triggered. In most cases, this is a Dodge roll, possibly a qualified one (“A Hearing-2 roll lets the victim hear a click behind him. He can roll Dodge at -2 to duck.”). For gas or blinding powder, though, it might be a HT roll for the target to hold his breath or shut his eyes quickly. A few undetectable traps can be stopped by somebody carefully reaching into the trapped area to feel for and intercept traps – a DX-based Traps roll at -5 plus any High Manual Dexterity bonus.
Garrion: ok, anyway.. recap
Sachi: So for that kind of “undetectable” trap that’d be 12… That’s not bad odds actually…
Sachi: For it being undetectable.
Garrion: last session you made it back to town and lie low for a few days while also doing some research…covered on forum…. then you all met at satomi’s place to talk about what you found out. during this meeting Janiven comes over and chats with you a bit and tells you about a friend who is in town
Garrion: what you mean 12 for undetectable?
Garrion: “Not every trap is detectable! Only magic can spot a trap concealed entirely within a wall or a chest, or behind a door.”, you talking about that statement?
Sachi: Nah, I was talking about a DX-based Traps roll at -5
Sachi: With bonuses for manual dexterity, not magical traps
- Urso streches his arm, as it is fully healed now.
Garrion: oh that is not to detect.. that is a last minute evade.. like a reflex save in D&D
Sachi: Still, I got good hands
Zindal: You should give us a demonstration…
Garrion: better if you had prehensile tongue feature, haha
Tristan: it would be much easier to get people to join your crew…
Garrion: ok, we resume at the meeting in Satomi’s place.. Janiven has just left and you finish telling what you discovered over the past 2 days… the stuff duscussed on forums
Sachi: I did just notice that Flexibility is supposed to give you +3 on Erotic Art, so my skill at that is actually 17 >.>
Garrion: that is because you can put your legs behind your head, lol
Eltera: must be from Lys
Garrion: sex yoga
Eltera: or was it volantis that was famous for its hoes
Zindal: “Interesting… So the mighty Wizard has found a challenge he doesn’t feel up to.”
Garrion: ok, you can pick up where we left off on the forums for your IC discussion about the task at hand
Tristan: I just pictured Sachi saying “you should join my crew because I can do this!” (legs behind head)
Tristan: all the guys would be like “ok”
Garrion: the stage is yours
Eltera: good ole pod
Tristan: Pod is the man
Urso: ( a perfect Mereneese knot )
Zindal: “So do we waste two days of effort and go for something else then? Or do we go see what the Pathfinder lady has to say?”
Urso: " Maybe she know something you don’t "
Sachi: “We should talk to her. I couldn’t learn anything useful…”
Garrion: oh not sure if you all saw my last post in response to Loryc
Eltera: “Guess this is where we find out if we can trust her or not.”
Loryc: “Well… it seems that the mayor is a bit harder of a target than I oriignally expected… but no matter, there’s plenty of other targets we can hit if his defenses prove to be too strong.”
Satomi: “Loryc says the wards around the manor are really strong, like archmagi stuff… So I shudder to think of what’s on the valuable stuff…”
- Zindal shrugs, “I just want coin. I don’t care where it comes from. Though we could have spent the past two days actually earning some instead of not.”
- Zindal grins, “I did get a date out of the deal at least. I suppose that’s nothing to complain about.”
Garrion: it is about noon, Rova 5
Garrion: what that 3d roll for tristan?
Tristan: overconfident. trying to see if I need to go over or under, was looking it up
Tristan: so, not sure if I “made it” or “failed it”
Urso: " we know other jobs?"
Zindal: (Heh, you only roll for Overconfident when the GM thinks you’re being overly cautious, I think)
Garrion: you shoud create some macros for your commonly rolled SC stuff
Tristan: (I was thinking "how would I react to this)
Tristan: (ok sure, how do I make macros? where at?)
Tristan: (and did I just fail or “pass”)
Zindal: I just did it as a skill
Zindal: You want to roll under the target number
Tristan: (skill is a good idea)
Tristan: (ok, so I passed).
Tristan: i’ll add it as a skill
Garrion: if you roleplay it then therte is not need to roll, but if you start being wimpy then i may have you roll for overconfidence
Zindal: ←rolls Greed and gets 9 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 0)
Zindal SUCCEEDS by 3
Garrion: that is a good way Zindal
Zindal: ←rolls Lecherousness and gets 12 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 0)
Zindal SUCCEEDS by 0
Zindal: Yeah, Zindal basically doesn’t care as long as he gets to score with that cute maid
Tristan: "after looking at this palace it looks like it’s protected pretty damn well, I mean, we have a wizard that plans poorly but seems to have some decent spells but based on what i’ve heard they may have a fucking demon in there)
Loryc: (lol well this certainly isn’t overconfident, I mean versus skill 35+ wards, damn)
Garrion: ok, so you all want to go meet up with Janiven, Arael and Ailyn
Zindal: “I think it’s a devil technically, but I’m not well-versed in those things.”
Tristan: (also G, I know there were some issues when i tried to update my sheet last time and don’t want to touch it, which map are we “on”)
Loryc: “Not just ‘a demon’, a pit fiend, the most powerful type of devil.”
Zindal: “Do devils use swords?”
Tristan: “well Loryc, your not really selling your case”
Eltera: “Yeah, its got 5 on each hand.”
- Eltera replies to Zindal
- Zindal grins, “Sounds like a worthy challenge.”
Zindal: “The Hell Knights were practically boring.”
Garrion: we not on any map really now… your tokens with current damages and stuff are on “Comon Ground”
Tristan: "ok, it’s settled, Zindal is going to challenge the demon, devil or pit fiend to a swordfight…. "
Eltera: “I’ll be use to chisel that on your tombstone.”
Eltera: be sure*
Satomi: (Oh oops lol >.> I’ve been editing the skills on my limbo token)
Tristan: ok, i’ll edit the one on common ground then (that’s where I am anyway)
Zindal: (I just edited them both, lol)
Garrion: well if you did not have anything happen to your token then you can use limbo
Tristan: ←rolls Overconfident and gets 12 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 0)
Tristan SUCCEEDS by 0
Garrion: i think Urso is the only one with injuries
Tristan: (yup, good idea there Zindal)
Zindal: “So what are we doing then? I have a date and I won’t be late for it. Do you need me or not?”
Eltera: “Not playing hard to get?”
Zindal: “What’s the point in that?”
Satomi: “No point in that once you both know you want it, ne?”
Eltera: “Yeah, I think we can manage without you swhirling your wine glass and leering all night. Beat it…”
- Satomi glances aside, pretending not to be self-conscious that she’s swirling her wine glass at that moment
Loryc: “Well we could at least talk to the pathfinder agent, though I doubt we’ll really hear much on this subject that’s going to make the manor seem like a good target.”
Loryc: “If not, we can always just pick another locationto attack.”
Satomi: “Maybe she’ll know something we don’t.”
Eltera: “If we have to fight someone while you’re away, I’ll be sure to stab them in both eyes, just for you.”
Zindal: “Might as well talk to her. I don’t see any reason to pass up a treasure vault just because Loryc is afraid of a mage better than him.”
Eltera: “The way I see it, you got a big hunk of cheese that owns to some fat bastard.”
Urso: " who go then?"
Eltera: “You steal the whole fucking wheel, he knows somethings fucked up.”
Eltera: “You just take a bite here or there over time, he doesn’t notice.”
Satomi: “I’m definitely going to meet our contact… It only makes sense.”
Garrion: ((oh Sef, you think you can have Mina ready by next session… i forgot to respolnd to your IM question about when to have her ready…. the sooner the better))
Eltera: will try
Satomi: (Oh I’ll try and have my pixie ready then too, so I won’t disrupt your stuff too much)
Garrion: that is assuming you want to play her instead
Satomi: (I made her background sympathetic with the rebels so she’ll be easy to slot in >.> )
Loryc: “Perhaps I understated how much better I mean….”
Garrion: this will be the last opportunity to switch.. unless i slaughter you, haha
Satomi: (Oh nm then, I like Satomi but I wanted to try that out >.>; )
Garrion: ok, back to your discussion
Loryc: “This isn’t someone slightly more skilled… this is a near divine level magic.”
Eltera: “Well I’ll be busy getting my red face on, till it gets here.”
Satomi: (I don’t think I’ll get another chance was all)
- Eltera says sitting down at a table. “Hair of the dog…” she says drinking gingerly
Garrion: whatever you play i want it to be your character for the game… no swapping in and out
- Zindal shrugs, finishing off his wine glass and setting it back down
Zindal: “The biggest rewards always come with the biggest risks.”
Eltera: “Reminds me of that street fashioned fire water, gets you tore up from the floor up, and makes you go blind half the time as well.”
- You roll secretly: 3d6 => 12
Zindal: “Seems like we aren’t doing anything right now though, so I’m leaving to get ready for later. Let me know what sort of crazy plan the Pathfinder girl came up with.”
Urso: " maybe she knows of others jobs, even Urso hear of pathfinder’s "
Eltera: “Don’t forget to pull the stick out.”
- Zindal stands up and starts to leave
Garrion: ((so zindal not going to meeting?))
- Loryc nods.
Zindal: ((He has a date with that girl from the manor, unless that’s at a time that won’t interfere with the meeting)
Loryc: “Well I dobut you’ll be missing much Zindal.”
Eltera: “We ain’t either….” grumbles
Garrion: nah, the date will be tomorrow
Zindal: Oh, heh, okay, I thought it was this day
Zindal: Never mind that then
Loryc whispers: btw I wanted to cast hallucination and delay on Zindal. Delaying it for if he has sex with a girl nearby, I want the halluncination to trigger and make it look like the girl has vampire fangs.
Loryc whispers: not going to have her attack him or anything, just going to like… make him see it out of the corner of his eye.
You whisper to Taragnor: lol that is mean
Satomi: “Yes… I may be confident in my skills, but if Loryc doubts our ability to penetrate the manor then so do I.”
Eltera: “We need to find his whores, they prolly know all kind of shit no one else does.”
Zindal: “Who says we have to use magic to do it? All we need are some fancy clothes and forged party invitations.”
Eltera: “Every man in power has a proverbial fuckload.” tips her glass in the air for her use of grammar
Zindal: “Hm… That might not be a bad plan either…”
Tristan: “Your a noble right Satomi? Can’t you just get an invite to one of these parties and go as yourself? Maybe scout the place out then give it some time before we hit it not to make anyone suspecious?”
Loryc whispers: just want to freak him out a little hehe.
Tristan: *Tristan says this while trimming his nails with a dagger
Satomi: “I suppose so… I’ve been a bit skittish about hobnobbing since the business with the Hellknights the other day…”
Zindal: “Allow me to accompany you then as your bodyguard, Boss.”
Urso: " maybe look bad if you don’t go "
Eltera: “Hmmm, does he own any slaves?”
Zindal: “Unlike some of the others in this room, I actally know how to handle myself among high society.”
Garrion: ((i would hardly qualify Satomi as a noble.. she is more of a wealthy freeman… the noble famuilies are way above your league.. think trump type level
Loryc: “Well getting into the manor itself isn’t hard.. I could forge something, but the vault… that’s another story.”
Loryc: “The problem is we have no idea what manner of deathspells may be protecting it… all we’re really certain of is that they’re very powerful and beyond my abilities to remove.”
Zindal: “You haven’t even seen the vault and you’re already scared of whatever mythical defenses it may or may not have.”
Eltera: “Then lets just use the twat himself.”
Loryc: “So unless some of you have an immunity to maigc which you haven’t told me about… you can obviously see why this might be a slightl problem…”
Garrion: oddly enough all his workers are human, no halfling slaves
Eltera: "Stick a knife to his throat, and make him open the shit.’
Garrion: and if the workers are slaves they do not seem miserable in being so
Tristan: “shit, they make deathspells?”
Loryc: “Someone who has that kind of security may also have bodyguards that are equally capable.”
Tristan: “how are we supposed to prepare for that?”
Zindal: “I can handle that much.”
Loryc: “A vast variety of death spells.”
Eltera: “Bodyguard, sounds like a good disguise. Can you make us look like specific people?”
Eltera: “Frame those cocksuckers for it.”
Zindal: “Supposedly his magic dies as soon as we cross the threshold.”
Tristan: “What are you going to do agasit a deathspell Zindal? Challenge it to a sword fight or try to stick your little man in it? I mean really, if anything we should send that mage in”
Zindal: “I was talking about the bodyguards, Tristan.”
- Satomi snickers.
Tristan: “and I was talking about the deathspell”
Garrion: you were all getting up to go to the safehouse Janiven told you about? going as a group or splitting up?
Tristan: “I know a few bodygaurds are no match for your skills… a deathspell though…”
Zindal: “Mages don’t usually do too well with their spells if you slice their necks open first.”
Satomi: (I think the “deathspell” in GURPS is actually a touch damage spell but still it can do a LOT of damage with high power)
Tristan: “what about a ward spell like he was talking about?”
- Zindal shrugs
Eltera: “Tunnel under it?”
Eltera: “Does the shit go through the floor?”
Zindal: “There are always ways to deactivate wards, aren’t there?”
Tristan: (we need a red shirt or two… send them in first to clear out the cobwebs)
Garrion: ((actually there is a new Magic Suppliment called “Death Spells”
Loryc: (yeah, I mean it deals damage, but that can be liek 15d damage with the kind of stuf we’re dealing with)
Zindal: “There isn’t any point in having a ward so powerful that even the owner can’t get to their own treasure.”
Satomi: “They can be keyed to people or objects, right?”
Tristan: (better send Urso first..)
Loryc: (I mean to have a 35+ rank in a spell, he’d probably have liek 20+IQ and 10 or more levels of magery)
Loryc: 15d would fuck up Urso too.
Tristan: (pit fiend… probably about right)
Loryc: “It’s easy enough to key a ward as to not attack certian people.. or to require a password.”
Tristan: “Loyrc, can you charm someone to spill their info? that’s a magic type thing right?”
Eltera: “Get me in bed with the creepy bastard and I’ll accoust his sack so hard he’ll do and say whatever we wants, bodyguards be damned.”
Zindal: “So all we need is the key.”
Loryc: “The problem si that we have no real idea what this ward happens to be keyed to or what the defenses are.”
Zindal: “Well maybe if we actually go into the manor instead of pussying around about it, we can figure that information out.”
Tristan: “can’t just kidnap that mayor then while he’s out and make him talk, I hear he’s a puppet anyway”
Tristan: “I doubt the mayor is protected with a death spell ward”
Loryc: “It might be possible to kidnap him, of course, like I said, if the man has that kind fo protections on his manor, it’s unlikely the physical security will be lax.”
Loryc: “He could easily have a bodyguard that’s a powerful devil in disguise.”
Eltera: “Oh fuck me.”
- Zindal sighs loudly
Tristan: “a doubt it, what devil would follow a puppet around?”
Loryc: “Because someone or something has to be maintaining those wards… and if it is a pit fiend in disguise…”
Zindal: “Are we going to actually go make some money sometime this month or are we going to spend all of our time afraid of imaginary contingencies that may or may not exist?”
Eltera: “Yeah screw this. I knew I’ve did some bad shit, so I’d prefer to wait awhile till I go to the Hells.”
Tristan: “well, this aint my area of expertise, let’s go hear the pathfinder people out and i’m in with you guys no matter how stupid the plan (looks at Loryc)”
Garrion: ((you tell them zindal))
Loryc: “I don’t know… but apparently it felt the need to put a lot of effort into making the most potent anti-magic ward it could.”
Loryc: (lol you should have Zindal duel some swordsman with 40+ skill)
Urso: " sounds good, we all go or no?"
Garrion: ((perhaps should go to the meeting before you spend a day speculating….))
Zindal: “You don’t even know what he has, you’re just making up things to be afraid of. I could skewer you right now and then you wouldn’t have to worry about whatever devil might be lurking around in disguise.”
Satomi: “Look, I thought Loryc had some lead… Let’s go hear our contact out already. We’ve wasted enough time.”
Loryc: “I’m not making up the high level antimagic ward around the manor.”
Loryc: “And that should be enough to worry everyone.”
Zindal: “Tch. I’m with the Boss. Let’s go get the other information that’s waiting for us before we discard the possibility of a good score.”
Loryc: “Sure, we cou ld imagine the secure vault is completely unguarded, but not all of us are that foolish.”
Satomi: “Loryc’s right about the wards. And the hell if I’m going to just kidnap the mayor on a hunch!”
Tristan: *Tristan stand up and put a hand out to the boss to help her up getting this party started
- Loryc nods.
Satomi: “We killed a bunch of Hellknights… If we get caught trying to pull some shit and they interrogate us, we’re beyond fucked.”
- Satomi states it much more bluntly than her usual flowered language.
Loryc: “We can at least go to the meeting and see if we can get some quality intel.”
Tristan: (maybe the hellknights have some open positions now they are missing a few…)
Zindal: (Yeah wonder what it would take for one of us to become a guard at the manor)
Garrion: ((but hell knights do not guard the estate))
Tristan: (was just kidding there, i’m sure they go through a pretty long process)
Garrion: (( you guess quite a bit…. as my post stated, the astate guards are Rundottari.. the elite of the dottari and not just the normal troops
Tristan: (ok, i think we are all in agreement we can fast forward to talk to the pathfinder people correct?0
Loryc: (Well I mean, the main problem aint’ really getting into the manor, it’s more worrying about walht’s protecting the vault.)
Loryc: (Yeah, lets fast forward)(
Loryc: (Is Zindal coming with us or going on his date?)
Urso: (they same level as hell knights? better, worse?)
Zindal: (My date isn’t until the next day so I’ll be with you)
Garrion: ok, you make your way through the streets of Westcrown to the old abandoned Shrine to Aroden
Satomi: “We should split up on the way to the site. Make sure you’re not followed.”
- Urso nods, " maybe go is smaller groups too "
Eltera: A Stealth check sent to GM.
←rolls Stealth and gets 15 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of 0)
Eltera FAILS by 1
Eltera: ←rolls Urban Survival and gets 12 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 0)
Eltera FAILS by 3
Garrion: probably about the same… but the hell knights you fought were the recruits and beginner hell knights, not the verterans
- Eltera gets drunk and shows up late.
Satomi: (btw did anyone else notice we have like a -30 point Skeleton in the Closet disadvantage for having killed those guys)
Zindal: (Oh hey, it says I get my appearance bonus on Sex Appeal checks… That makes that skill a 19)
Loryc: (btw I’m assuming that this being a sandbox game, means that we may end up getting quests that are beyond our ability sometimes, right?)
Garrion: possibly so
Tristan: (Satomi, G put an email out about that. you don’t get extra points, it’s just part of the story, just like you don’t have to pay for the contact / friend we made)
Zindal: (Aren’t you supposed to get some pop up warning in red letters when that happens? =P)
Garrion: the nature of sandbox.. but you never know till you feel it out
Urso: (did we ever send out what we got cash wise for those weapons we got?)
Zindal: (Oh, no, forgot to do that)
Zindal: (I’ll get it later)
Garrion: yep, you can buy off your secret disadvantage and make it go away with points, or perhaps through play
Satomi: (I know we don’t get the bonus points, I was just pointing it out that that’s like a serious disadvantage :p )
Zindal: (Only if someone finds out!)
Satomi: (30 points)
Garrion: yep, because the penalty of discovery is possile death
Tristan: (our you could be a bad ass pixie that killed a hell knight… that would be impressive)
Loryc: (heh well I spent quite a bit of time feeling it out with all those spells, I figured out it’s a skill 35+ thing.)
Satomi: (I actually am still thinking of doing the pixie >.> I mean I really do like Satomi so far but I think a tiny pixie would be just too awesome)
Garrion: anyway.. you make your way to your destination… you see a run down abandoned building with shuttered up windows
Satomi: A Stealth * check sent to GM.
←rolls Stealth * and gets 7 vs. Skill (18 with a modifier of 0)
Satomi SUCCEEDS by 11
Zindal: A Stealth * check sent to GM.
←rolls Stealth * and gets 7 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of 0)
Zindal SUCCEEDS by 7
- Urso keeps an eye out for anyone taking special interest in them.
Urso: A Per check sent to GM.
←rolls Per and gets 10 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of 0)
Urso SUCCEEDS by 0
Urso: (what is non trained stealth check? do we need em ?)
Satomi: A Observation check sent to GM.
←rolls Observation and gets 14 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of 0)
Satomi SUCCEEDS by 0
Garrion: not really, if you look like you trying to be stealthy then that could draw more attention
Satomi: (Also gonna watch the place briefly before going inside to see if I can spot any surveillance)
Tristan: (are we free to spend those couple points we earned on mundane skills?)
Garrion: an observation to make sure you not shadowed would be more appropriate
Urso: A Observation check sent to GM.
←rolls Observation and gets 16 vs. Skill (9 with a modifier of 0)
Urso FAILS by 7
Satomi: (lol I had like 20 points or something that I just finished spending today on my sheet >.>; I’ll send you the updated one in a bit G)
Garrion: yes, just have a reason for the upgrade, no matter how trivial
Tristan: (ok, upgrading observation after scoping the manor for a few days)
Eltera: whats observation, per-5?
Garrion: like i spent the last week testign out new knots, or practicing my swordplay, etc
Zindal: (Yeah, I upgraded mine as well, searching for servants to hit up for dates, lol)
Zindal: (And yeah the default is Per-5)
Eltera: A Per check sent to GM.
←rolls Per and gets 14 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of -5)
Eltera FAILS by 9
Urso: ( think urso is gonna learn stealth from tristan, if he will teach em …)
Garrion: yes, PEr-5
Satomi: (kk~ Yeah, I spent points on a lotta stuff I’ve been using, and I’ll do a little writeup :3 )
Garrion: you do not notice anyone following you
Zindal: (I also added Savoir Faire: High Society, since I was learning about that play and how the nobles and high society types were all buzzed over it
Satomi: (I know a ton of mundane-type skills if I can help…)
Zindal: A Observation check sent to GM.
←rolls Observation and gets 4 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of 0)
Zindal CRITICALLY SUCCEEDS by 6
Eltera: (firegiant shadowing eltera)
Tristan: (Tristan thinks Urso is a good friend and will teach him anything he likes)
Satomi: (Ooo Savoir-Faire is a good idea, I forgot about that one)
Loryc: A Observation check sent to GM.
←rolls Observation and gets 15 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of 0)
Loryc FAILS by 1
Satomi: (So many skills)
Urso: ( Urso will teach tristan how to be a bigger man.. hehe )
Tristan: (and satomi may have to teach me some city type skills… I don’t have any of those)
Satomi: (Makes sense for Satomi cuz she’d wanna hang around with people richer than her and ingratiate herself/sell them things)
Zindal: (Zindal would be happy to offer lessons in how to behave properly in high society, and also how to discern the best wines)
Zindal: (Personal, private lessons in Satomi’s case)
Eltera: a play eh? i should make mina an actor in a “vampire play” like those dudes from interview with the vampire
Satomi: (Tho it doesn’t really matter if I do the pixie >.>;
Garrion: You are on the main street in front of the shrine.. normal street traffic is passing by on their normal tasks
Eltera: “This place has seen better days.”
Garrion: assuming you not geared up for war?
Zindal: Zindal always wears his stuff but he has a heavy cloak on to hide it
Garrion: street clothes and light weapon?
- Urso carries his axes on his belt, being a woodcutter.
Satomi: Yeah, Satomi’s armor is just a leather coat and a cloak and a smallsword so she’s always got it
Garrion: ok, but no plate armor clanking around
Zindal: You can hide chain armor under cloak right? It’s elven too so it’s light and fine
Eltera: nah i dont got on full plate
Satomi: A smallsword is still small enough to conceal or walk around with without attracting too much attention right?
Urso: ( I put my shield in my backpack as well)
Eltera: she has some bracers and greaves and light armor with a cloak
Tristan: A Observation check sent to GM.
←rolls Observation and gets 7 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of 0)
Tristan SUCCEEDS by 7
Zindal: sets aside a trusty Elven Mail Coif.
Zindal: Wouldn’t have the coif on at least
Zindal: picks up a trusty Elven Mail Coif.
Garrion: right, most nobles and higher society that can afford expensive blades carry one…. imagine romeo and julliette attire
Eltera: mines already equipped
Eltera: i forgot to put on my plate for our battle vs the hellkights actually
Tristan: “loryc, can you magic up my bow into a walking stick again?”
Eltera: luckily it didnt matter
Urso: (urso gonna need to get a set of leather/cloth armor for city dwelling)
Satomi: Yeah hehe, I figure Satomi’s coat is styled to be protective but also fancy.
Zindal: Yeah, Zindal’s cloak is fancy and expensive looking
Zindal: And hides his armor and sword
Garrion: ok, as long as you not dressed for war you attract no undue attention
Garrion: you stand in the street
Satomi: I’d assume most merchants take at least a little precaution in self-defense anyway.
Garrion: abandoned building in front of you all boarded up
Tristan: (you said a traveling merchant may carry a bow?… like a hunter?)
Eltera: “I gotta pee.”
Eltera: “This cunt better hurry.”
Garrion: there is a broken sign with a burnt image on it.. you can barely make out the symbol of Aroden
Eltera: “Pissing on the temple of a dead god, can’t be good luck.”
Eltera: “Though I guess he is dead technically.”
- Eltera ponders philosophically.
Zindal: (What did she say about how we’re supposed to rendezvous again? lol)
- Urso looks for a way in.
Urso: A Per check sent to GM.
←rolls Per and gets 13 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of 0)
Urso FAILS by 3
Garrion: hehe, that what i was waiting for
Satomi: “Some say otherwise…”
Satomi: A Per check sent to GM.
←rolls Per and gets 12 vs. Skill (14 with a modifier of 0)
Satomi SUCCEEDS by 2
Eltera: “Yeah, we’ll just call it holy water, and a day.”
Zindal: A Per check sent to GM.
←rolls Per and gets 8 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of 0)
Zindal SUCCEEDS by 2
Loryc: (I dont’ realyl think she said much)
Zindal: (I think she said something like an alley behind the temple)
Loryc: (Oh was that it? I mean we’ll go wherever the meet up was supposed to be)
Zindal: ←rolls IQ and gets 8 vs. Skill (10 with a modifier of 0)
Zindal SUCCEEDS by 2
Zindal: There, I made a check to remember it, lol
Loryc: (I honestly don’t even recall her saying a temple, lol)
Garrion: she said to go into the alley that you left her in when exiting the sewers
Tristan: (i remember the temple only because G put an arrow to it marking it’s location)
- Urso leads the way toward that alley.
Satomi: ←rolls IQ and gets 12 vs. Skill (13 with a modifier of 0)
Satomi SUCCEEDS by 1
- Zindal nonchalantly makes his way towards the alley
Garrion: you turn into the alley next to the building and stop at the sewer entrance.. you see a boarded up door nearby
- Urso tries the door.
Eltera: “Ha, a sewer, fine place to piss if there ever was one.”
Garrion: Suddenly you are startled by a young boy who walks up behind you. “Can I help you?”
Eltera: “You little shit, you scared the piss out of me.”
Garrion: "actually rephase that… “Can you help me?”
- Eltera stands up as she was just about to squatt.
Zindal: “What do you need, boy?”
Tristan: (I hope we did not forget a secret keyword…)
Satomi: ( ; ; )
Zindal: (Well I made the IQ check, lol…)
Garrion: As you turn around… “Oh, its just you guys again.” You recognize the boy as Morosino.
Zindal: (Did we meet him before? lol)
Satomi: “Oh, hey! Don’t worry, you’re not a little shit.”
Garrion: yes, the boy who told you all about the hell knights coming to Janiven’s dinner gathering
Zindal: Oh yeah, him
Zindal: “Ah, you… Yes, we are here to see the lady of the house.”
Garrion: “You should be a little more careful strutting around here. you look like peacocks.”
Urso: " were is entrance boy, or Urso will pluck you"
Zindal: “So get us away from prying eyes already.”
Satomi: “I told ’em to split up…”
Tristan: (hearing roll for the boy to make sure he heard “pluck”)
Loryc: (Yeah I would disguise Urso under illusion anyway)
Loryc: (I mean he draws a bunch fo attention)
Tristan: “well, standing here in the street does not sound like a great idea…”
Garrion: “Ok ok, not so testy big man. Just knock on the door, Janiven said you may be coming. I’ll go back to watching the street now.”
Loryc: (so I’d illusion him whereever we go in town generally)
Zindal: “Seems simple enough.”
- Zindal goes up to the door and knocks
Eltera: “That aint all you were watchin…”
- Eltera scolds the kid.
Garrion: A few moments after Zindal knocks you hear something shifting on the other side of the door and it cracks open, made to open yet still look like it is boarded and sealed when shut.
Eltera: “You sure this kid aint yours Zindal?”
Tristan: (to Eltera) “I was thinking the same thing”
Garrion: “Yeah, I saw you flashing your ass, who cares.”
Zindal: “Hm… I’d have to know where his mother came from.”
Tristan: “but, I have as of yet seen a woman fall to his advances”
Urso: "na, he funnier then Zindal "
Eltera: “Wanna see if your nuts have dropped yet kid?”
- Satomi giggles at Urso’s comment.
Garrion: he grins and runs off
Eltera: “You little bastard.”
Garrion: "Janiven stands in the door just as Eltera spits out her insult….
Urso: (they open the door?)
Satomi: “Ah, good evening!”
Zindal: “Good day, m’lady… You’ll have to forgive my companion and her crassness.”
- Zindal smiles at Janiven
Garrion: “Well, what a way to stay low key….”
Loryc: “I try my best…. but a lot of my companions aren’t great at subtlety.”
Garrion: “Come on in and hurry before anyone comes along.”
Eltera: “I didn’t leave any corpses that could be traced back to you.”
Tristan: *Tristan looks around and lets the other people do the talking
- Eltera says sarcastically.
- Satomi hurries inside.
- Zindal headsinside
- Eltera follows behind Zindal.
Tristan: *heads inside, taking a seat on thar far side of the room watching the door
Satomi: “I can see we’re going to have to review procedures a bit…”
- Urso enters.
Eltera: “Nice ass. Must be from trying to reach it, alot of practice. Bet your back is strong too.”
Garrion: the interior of the shrine is nothing like the outside.. the pace has been fixed up and looks like it is a worthy place of worship
Satomi: (Heh, Stealth is one of the things the DF book recommends everyone have, so Satomi will help anyone who wants to learn it… It’s just 1 point to get it up from default.)
Zindal: “Can you not have even a semblance of civility when we’re in public?”
Eltera: “We were standing on top of a sewer.”
Tristan: (yup, Stealth is a must, and a cheap one)
Eltera: “If you can’t talk dirty there, then where?”
Garrion: there are cots on the floor in place of the old pews and portable dividers seperate the cots into “rooms”
Satomi: (Climbing and Hiking too iirc)
Zindal: (Heh, I have it… We just all wound up standing in front of the safe house somehow even though it was suggested to split up)
Garrion: ((more like cubicles)
Satomi: (Yeah, we did say we were splitting up)
Tristan: brb, letting dogs in
Garrion: yeah, that is fine… you split up but arrived at about the same time
Loryc: yeah I mean Loryc would encourage them to do sound stealthy things, it’s just like OOC I don’t really want to wastea bunch of time getting really elaborate on every meetup
Eltera: “Well, I’ve seen worse.”
Zindal: Yeah I mean it should be generally assumed that we aren’t going to draw overt attention to the super secret rebel cell that wants to overthrow the government
Garrion: a man walks up to you, you recognize him as Arael. “Finally my saviors have come for a visit.”
Eltera: “On the shithole scale, a decent 6.”
Zindal: Unless somebody pays us for it anyway
- Zindal rolls his eyes and sighs at yet another of Eltera’s overly crass remarks
Garrion: He frows at the remark. “We do what we can. We are more conserned with the cityas a whole though rather than this shrine.”
Eltera: “I’m just kiddin mister, don’t get all bothered.”
Eltera: “I was a slave, don’t get much worse than that.”
Eltera: “Same reason I ain’t got much in way of manners.”
Loryc: “I hope you’re doing well Arael.”
Urso: " you welcome, was a good fight"
Zindal: “Too short and boring for me.”
Satomi: “Good to meet you at last! I wish we could have gotten there sooner.”
Urso: “though next time you get caught, tell Urso first”
Garrion: He seems to ignore Eltera as he looks to Loryc. “Janiven has told me so much about you. She was hoping you would join us. I had hoped for a better meeting though.”
- Eltera pulls her hair back over her ears, showing her elf heritage.
- Satomi tosses her hair, flashing a winning smile… Kinda sidling up behind Loryc to the side as if she’s included
Garrion: After Eltera shows her heritage and makes her explanation, he responds. “Ah, I understand sister. May you find peace here with us then.”
Garrion: ((Araelk is also half-elven
Eltera: “Everyone wears a mask of somekind.”
- Eltera ruffles her hair back covering her ears again.
Tristan: *"I got pointing ears to, can I join the club?"
Garrion: “And miss Satomi? I have heard the buzz around town about the exotic beauty who has graced us with her presence.”
- Eltera rolls her eyes.
Satomi: “Kyaha~ Ah… You’re really too kind…~”
- Satomi blushes.
Loryc: “Well I’m not sure if I’m the organization type… I tried joining the council of thieves at one point… things didn’t exactly work out between us.”
Garrion: “Your reputation as a shrewd business woman has the merchants in fits.”
Satomi: “Mhmhm, I bet…~”
Eltera: “Yeah, she pays us so little, thats how she stays in profit.” elbows Tristan
- Zindal smirks
Garrion: ((retcon that.. the council of thieves does not exist as far as anyone knows.. it used to but that was centuries ago))
Tristan: *smiles but tries not to laugh out loud
Garrion: 4469 Queen Koradinna declares the “Council of Thieves” destroyed along with public executions of its leaders.
Zindal: (No wonder he failed to join)
Garrion: it is now 4710
Satomi: “Hey, hey… I have overhead too, you know… All that inventory in my shop is cold assets.”
Eltera: “Aint so cold going down.” she says with a swig
- Eltera shivers a bit at the taste.
Eltera: “Take the rust off yer sword.”
Garrion: “Well come in and meet everyone. Havwe a seat and get comfortable.”
Urso: " so where teh pathfinder person?"
- Eltera plops down casually.
Tristan: *sits so he can see the door
Garrion: Just as Urso makes his statement Janiven walks back up with another woman beside her.
- Urso looks about for a place strong enough to hold him and sits. ( probably on floor or stairs )
- Eltera stands back up, perhaps out of old habits when seeing the master.
- Satomi bows courteously to the newcomer.
- Zindal smiles cordially, getting a good look at the other woman
Garrion: see token on limbo for image
Zindal: Don’t see it, lol
Loryc: (Well I got hidden lore and such I’d assume if the thieves guild is still aorund, I’d know about it)
Eltera: far right
Garrion: she is olive skinned with dark hair and wears leather armor and a hilted blade hangs to her side
Eltera: in black
Eltera: looks gypsy/italianish
Zindal: Oh there we go
Satomi: Yeah I don’t see nothin’ in limbo but myself
Tristan: (i just see a red circle)
Loryc: (Plus I took em as an enemy)
Tristan: (ok, got it)
- Urso smiles at the new person as he sits down, " good timing"
- Eltera looks on quietly.
Garrion: Janiven speaks. “This is Ailyn, the Pathfinder that I told you about.”
- Eltera nods.
Garrion: Ailyn bows and speaks in an accented tongue.
Tristan: (knowing nothing about pathfinders) "you some type of Ranger?
Zindal: “Greetings, Miss Ailyn. I am Zindal. A pleasure to make your acquaintance.”
- Zindal smiles charmingly
Satomi: (Hehe, do I know about them IC?)
Zindal: ←rolls Sex Appeal and gets 11 vs. Skill (19 with a modifier of 0)
Zindal SUCCEEDS by 8
Satomi: (I don’t know much about the actual group OOC >.>;;; )
- Urso jabs thumb into chest, " Urso "
Garrion: “Hello, you must be the group that Janiven said managed to save Arael. That was quite a task.!”
Eltera: “You from Ustalav? Accent sounds familiar.”
Eltera: “Knew someone from there once.”
Zindal: (They basically go around searching for ancient lore and lost ruins and shit to preserve the knowledge for posterity)
Garrion: “No I have spend much time in Absalom, perhaps that is what you detect?”
- Eltera nods.
Zindal: (They’re generally a well-regarded and prestigious group from what I’ve read)
Eltera: “I’ve heard alot of various languages and dialects over the years, I get em mixed up.”
Garrion: the pathfinders are popular enough that you would have heard of them, but probaly not know alot of details
Satomi: (Ahhh cool, that sounds dope)
Zindal: (She seem attracted to Zindal at all? lol)
Garrion: lol, he can’t contain it can he
Satomi: (Or Satomi? >.> )
Tristan: (and they have a book named after them…)
Zindal: (I did take the Lecherousness flaw)
Garrion: She seems to take notice of him but she has other tasks on her mind for now
Garrion: she does a double take at Zindal but quickly gets back to business
Garrion: and a game system,. haha
Zindal: (I gotta know if they’re interested so I’ll know if it’s worth pursuing any further… Of course Zindal makes an exception for Satomi since she seems to just be playing hard to get)
Tristan: (yup, that was the book I was referring to)
Satomi: (Kyehehe, of course she is~)
Garrion: “Well shall we get right to it?”
Garrion: She has a seat on one of the pillowed rugs nearby
- Eltera nods.
- Loryc nods.
- Eltera takes her cloak off and throws it down and sits cross legged ontop of it.
Loryc: “You may want to be more specific though… with Zindal around.”
Garrion: “I have come to Westcrown secretly and under cover of a common mercenary, and hopes to recover several treasures lost when the city’s Pathfinder lodge was forcibly closed decades ago by agents of the House of Thrune.”
Loryc: “He tends to assume that when someoen says that, they mean something very different.”
Garrion: She grins at Lorycs comment. “Yes, I can see how that could be so.”
Zindal: “I try to keep the misunderstandings to a minimum. It’s best to be direct.”
- Satomi leans forward with interest, her fox ears perking up and displacing her hood slightly.
- Zindal smiles
Zindal: “Now, you were saying something about priceless ancient treasures worth a small fortune in coin?”
Tristan: *waiting to see if they know anything about a balor protecting the vault…
Garrion: The lodge has been locked down tight for over 30 years, and even before then no Pathfinder has set foot inside since Aroden’s death. The fact that the shadow beasts came to plague Westcrown’s streets so soon after the lodge was sealed by the House of Thrune seems to indicate a connection between the two events, and I believe I have discovered proof while researching Delvehaven in the libraries of Skyreach at the Great Lodge in Absalom.
Zindal: (These guys are devil worshippers so you won’t have to worry about Balors)
Garrion: put that in quotes….
Zindal: “So your lodge had some artifact that summons unkillable beasts from another realm?”
Eltera: elteras armor?
Zindal: (Needs more red)
Garrion: “As much as I would want to explore Delvehaven, I cannot—I’m not officially here on Pathfinder business, and if the society were to find out that I have taken the exploration of Delvehaven into my own hands, I would be in a lot of trouble. Yet if, perchance, another group not directly affiliated with the Pathfinders were to enter the old ruin—say, a group of heroes eager to combat the shadow beast legacy—I would be able to make a formal request to have Delvehaven investigated again.”
Satomi: “Mmmm, I see…~”
Eltera: “Always comes down to politics don’t it.”
Tristan: “so, there are rumors about a demon or a devil or something, would you know anything abou that?”
- Eltera seems to say to herself.
Urso: " where these ruins at?"
- Satomi turns to Eltera and nods.
Zindal: (That’s the mayor’s mansion, not the Pathfinder lodge)
- Satomi is still wearing a smile though.
Garrion: At this point Janiven interjects. “Imagine if we could stop the Shadow Beast threat. That would be a great victory for the common people of Westcrown.”
Garrion: “The lodge is here in town, but it is sealed tight with wards placed by the Pathfinders and also some by House Thrune.”
Eltera: “When was the first sighting of those things anyways? Anyone know the exact date?”
Tristan: (oh, I thought the pathfinder lodge was converted into the manor, got it)
Tristan: “do you know if you can slay these beast with normal weapons? i don’t want to bring a bow to a magic artifact fight”
Zindal: “They only appear at night… So we just go during the day.”
Satomi: “Yes. I could take walks at night, and my less well-off clientele could go about their business without worrying about being murdered by shadow death beasts… Everyone wins.”
Urso: " you show Loryc how to get past the magiks?"
Garrion: "Unfortunately, one cannot just simply walk into Delvehaven. While the House of Thrune no longer actively guards the site, they transferred that responsibility to Westcrown’s mayoral office. Worse, the fact that the House of Thrune has been engaged in an act of rewriting history – either by destroying existing documents or changing them to suit Thrune’s preferences – means that reliable information about Delvehaven has become incredibly scarce. I know that there are several powerful magical locks and wards on the lodge placed there by the House of Thrune to prevent entry, and my research has shown her that keys to the locks and documentation relating to those wards exists in only one place—Aberian’s Folly.
Zindal: “Oh, the place that Loryc was quaking in his boots about going into. Great.”
Eltera: “Yeah those cunts with The Wrack burn all the books every few months I heard.”
Tristan: “pretty sure that place has magic locks of it’s own”
- Loryc nods.
Urso: " so only way to get in one magic place, is goto other magic place?"
Loryc: “it’s trading one highly secured defense for another.”
Garrion: “Further, the House of Thrune’s devotion to order and tradition all but ensures that these keys and documents are kept in a complex, twelve-sided puzzle-box container known as a Chelish Crux, and that if it has been secured anywhere in Aberian’s Folly, it is likely to lie within the manor’s vault—a place known as the Asmodean Knot. Unfortunately, my research in the libraries at the Grand Lodge in Absalom hit a dead end after that, and so I has come to Westcrown to continue my investigations.”
Eltera: “Be nice if there was someone who had coppies of all the old stuff before they started the purge. No telling whats in there.”
Satomi: “Except for the books I hide…”
Satomi: “Ah, so our path leads there anyway… What an amazing coincidence.”
Loryc: “Yeah, I couldn’t find much on it either, aside from rumors that the defenses were made by a pit fiend.”
Satomi: “I mean…”
Eltera: “Asmodean knot, sounds like something I use to practice.” elbows Zindal
- Zindal raises an eyebrow
Satomi: “Break into the mayor’s manor?!”
Tristan: *raises an eyebrow as well
Eltera: “I’ll show you later.”
- Satomi feigns shock unconvincingly.
Tristan: *then looks to Zindal like "did she just say that?’
Zindal: (You know if she’s that eager it can’t be good for you)
Eltera: “I’ll show you too, no need to get jealous.”
Tristan: (I was thinking, it’s better him that me)
Satomi: (It’s gonna be like that throw Sophitia has in Soul Calibur)
Tristan: “let’s see how it goes for Zindal first”
Eltera: yeah its more like a jujitsu move that starts as a sex position
Eltera: then transitions into a chokehold or armbar
Garrion: Arael interjects now….“If there is a connection to the Shadow Beast infestation and a method to rid us of them, or even just clues that might point to such a method, are hidden in Delvehaven, an expedition to the old Pathfinder Lodge is very tempting indeed.”
Tristan: (whispers) “I like sex positions that end with sex positions… or sleeping”
Zindal: “Do you have any ideas for getting to the vault? Loryc apparently thinks the manor’s defenses are unbeatable and wants to run in the opposite direction at top speed.”
Tristan: “do you have a map of this place?”
Eltera: "Does being kicked in the balls until you’re rendered unconscious count as sleeping? she whispers back
Loryc: “Getting to the vault isn’t the hard part Zindal.”
Loryc: “it’s actually opening it.”
- Zindal shrugs
Zindal: “Well whatever.”
Tristan: (whispers) “nope, that does not count at all”
Loryc: “Getting to the vault will be merely difficult… but opening the thing without getting killed by pit fiend created magical defenses, that’s another matter entirely.”
Garrion: Ailyn speaks again… “It just so happens that I do, but it is a pretty crazy idea.”
Satomi: “Yes, if the manor is warded and has some grotesquely powerful demon inside… Ohhh?”
Zindal: “Well Loryc’s creativity apparently died when he saw something that would be a challenge. What’s your idea?”
Urso: " what idea?"
Garrion: “When Janiven told me about your skills at battle and how you handled the Hell Knights, I knew that if anyone could pull it off it would be you.”
- Satomi chuckles nervously…
Garrion: “What do you know about the theater?”
Zindal: “The one they’re holding that new play in?”
Zindal: “Or, I guess… Old play that’s making a comeback.”
Loryc: “I’m pretty familiar with it.”
Eltera: "I saw a guy puked outside the of one before.
Loryc: (I’ve got current events (all) basically which includes high society stuff)
Loryc: ←rolls Encyclopedist! and gets 9 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)
Loryc SUCCEEDS by 7
Garrion: “Well i meant in general, but yes now that you mention it the new building has a play upcoming in it.”
Loryc: yeah Iv’e heard of it.
Eltera: “I saw a guy puke outside of one before” (a theatre that is)
Zindal: “I know nobles like to watch plays…”
Loryc: “Let me guess, you want to try to kidnap the mayor? Yeah we thought of that already.”
Zindal: “Never acted in one myself.”
Garrion: “Oh no, nothing quite so obvious as that.”
Tristan: (mumbles) “I thought it was a good idea…”
Garrion: “Mayor Arvanxi is a lover of the theater, and in particular, the Theater Mortrescci—plays where not only the cast’s reputations, but their very lives, are on the line during each performance.”
- Satomi almost laughs out loud, but she covers her mouth when she hears her comrades admit to coming up with the plan…
- Satomi sobers up a bit when the topic turns to the theater, though.
Satomi: “A waste of talent.”
Garrion: “A prominent director is preparing to cast and direct The Six Trials of Lazarod with aims to perform the full and uncut version for the first time in years as part of the celebration of the newly reconstructed Nightshade Theater.”
Zindal: “Yeah, I hear the actors in this play usually die before they reach the finale.”
Eltera: “Whats is about exactly?”
Zindal: “Some Tiefling named Larazod… I did some asking around about it after that girl I met mentioned the mayor being excited for it.”
Garrion: “If tradition holds true, and if the performance of the play pleases the mayor, he’ll invite the cast and crew to his home for a banquet and party—a gala event that would give you a singularly perfect opportunity to explore the manor.”
- Satomi rubs her hands together with a grin…
Zindal: “Ah, so there’s the rub…”
- Urso laughs, " you want Urso to.. Act?"
Eltera: (acting check, bat form check, mist form check) puts pencil down :-p
Tristan: “so, the plan is to swordfight on stage? … Zindal is probably up for the challenge”
Zindal: “Especially if killing is allowed.”
Loryc: “i don’t see how that’s even going to help though…”
Urso: " why actors die anyway? the play can’t be that bad?"
Loryc: “The problem isn’t getting in the manor, it’s getting into the vault.”
Eltera: “Unless its a pretty actress, they’ll get stabbed twice.”
Garrion: Janiven speaks… “Wow, so as guests invited to the mayor’s home, they wouldn’t need to worry about hiding from his guards or sneaking into the house.”
Satomi: “Well… As guests, we’d have more leeway…”
Tristan: “you mean, if it’s a pretty actress she will get stabled twice” (whisper to Eltera)
Zindal: “Loryc, for the gods sake, you haven’t even looked at the bloody vault yet.”
Zindal: “At least get us inside the thrice damned manor so you can before you declare the mission impossible.”
Loryc: “I’ve seen the outside of the manor and what defenses it has Zindal.”
Garrion: then Arael interjects… “And Mayor Arvanxi’s obsession with and respect for the theatrical world would grant you a huge advantage in squeezing information from him.”
Loryc: “Do you really think they’re going to have an unbelievable outer defense, but the highly secured vault will be casually left open?”
- Zindal motions to Arael
Zindal: “You’re far too quick to give up.”
Eltera: “That’s what I said. Damn, you’re thick, thicky, thickerton from fucking thicktown in thickcania.”
Satomi: (I’ve got Connoisseur (Visual Arts) too~)
- Eltera grumbles back to Tristan.
Satomi: “I told you all it’d be worth coming here.”
Satomi: “Where I come from, we call this karma…”
Garrion: Then Ailyn adds…. “The mayor will doubtless require the cast to come in full costume from their performance, and since they’ll be playing adventurers and the like in the play, that essentially means they’ll be able to walk right in to his manor fully armed and armored, no questions asked.”
Tristan: (to Eltrea) “thick you say? My pants must be unbuttoned again” (doing crude jokes because it’s Eltera)
Eltera: “Oh thats good.”
Urso: " Urso likes this"
Eltera: “Is there a eunoch in the cast?”
- Eltera grabs Tristan by the balls.
Eltera: “Don’t start.” she glares as she lets go
Tristan: (crap, I’m going to try to dodge that)
Garrion: Arael adds…. “I’ve heard the mayor and his staff celebrate hard—it shouldn’t be long before he and the majority of his guards are so drunk and distracted that they’ll be in no condition to ask questions if you slip away for several hours to look around.”
Loryc: “It’s still not going to matter, unless you’ve got some way to bypass the vault defenses itself.”
Eltera: well you get a free feel at least :-p
Tristan: (not the feel i’m going for)
Zindal: “Can we ignore Loryc and start practicing our acting skills already?”
Satomi: “Why waste a— Please do not damage our comrades!”
Tristan: tries to dodge and rolls a 9 with effective skill 15
Tristan SUCCEEDS by 6
Eltera: “Could spike their drink as well.”
Eltera: “Wait till theyre hammered, and add something to do the rest.”
Garrion: Then Janiven adds a tone of reality to the conversation that has been gearing into excitement…
- Loryc shakes his head.
Eltera: “Any kind of shit you got that makes people forget a few hours?”
Tristan: *moving to a safer location “didn’t even buy me a drink” (winks to Eltera)
Loryc: “You’re not getting it. Getting past the humans is not the problem.”
Loryc: “This is a vault protected by ridiculously powerful magic.”
Zindal: “Listen Loryc, you’re not going to get into the vault at all if you don’t even fucking try. At least put your eyes on the damned thing before you declare the mission a total loss. I don’t expect it to be a cakewalk but man the hell up already.”
Garrion: “The only real disadvantage of the plan is the nature of The Six Trials of Larazod. The play is notorious and was banned for many decades for a reason—the combats and torments the actors endure in the play are not faked, but real. And to date, no cast has survived a production of the full, uncut version of the play—the version Robahl Nonon, has promised to Westcrown and its mayor. But certainly, surviving a play should be a cinch for a group like this. Even better, if you become the first to survive the uncut version, the mayor’s delight and the subsequent invitation to his home will be all but guaranteed.”
Loryc: “Getting intoi the manor is a cakewalk compared to bypassing the level of enchantmnet you’re dealing with here.”
Tristan: “no wonder they did not let you into the theives guild, I mean, even with powerful magic you can’t break into a valut”
- Eltera chuckles.
Urso: " how this play work, something attacking them?"
Loryc: (guys you realize the outer ward was a skill rating of 35+ right? That’s ungodly powerful by GURPS standards, bsaically D&D 20th level quivalent)
Garrion: “Although, traditionally only wretched, half-starved convicts or truly desperate actors with no real talent have attempted to perform the play before, and thus it’s no small wonder that no one has yet survived the performance. Certainly a well-armed and successful group of adventurers can do the play justice!”
Loryc: (like, you’re talking balor/pit fiend level)
Tristan: (yeah, but we have to give you a hard time)
Zindal: (You realize we have a giant plot hook right here right? lol)
Tristan: (a real wizard would….)
Zindal: (I mean damn)
Loryc: (lol, good old metagaming)
Zindal: (lol you’re doing the same damn thing)
Zindal: (oh noes its level 35 we can’t win)
Loryc: (lol no I’m not, my character actually encountered that)
Eltera: “Is it possible for that shit to be faked you encounterd Loryc?”
Loryc: (that ain’t metagaming, that’s just reacting to what I really encountered and tested IC)
Zindal: (All you know about is the ward around the house, you still haven’t even looked at the vault and you don’t know if there isn’t a way to bypass the wards on the vault or a key to get into it or something like that)
Loryc: “No. It’s not. Because I didn’t use a detection spell on it.”
Garrion: “So you think the Vault may be above your ability to handle once you enter?”
Zindal: (I mean for fucks sake)
Eltera: “You know, it seems odd you said for a simple mayor to have such powerful magic, maybe thats the defense itself?”
Loryc: “I tried to bypass it, and it ireally is that strong.”
- Loryc nods.
Eltera: “I mean, it just appears to be powerful or real.”
Loryc: “If the vault is anything like the outer defenses, and I have no reason but to believe it is, then yes, there’s no way I’ll be able to get through that currently.”
Eltera: “To discourage anyone like a wizard who’d have a chance.”
Eltera: “Sometin like dat possible?”
Zindal: “And yet you don’t know whether it is or not.”
Garrion: “Perhaps it may be, but with this plan you can get some information from the inside and see a little more for yourself.”
Zindal: “Or if there isn’t some trick to getting into it.”
Zindal: “Because you haven’t even looked at it yet.”
Garrion: “If it seems like too much you can pull back and none will be any the wiser.”
Eltera: “Got any shovel spells?” tries to hold back a laugh
- Zindal nods
Zindal: “And at worst we can loot the mayor’s manor and steal the expensive dishes or something.”
Zindal: “I’m sure nobles of high society eat off gold plates with silver forks.”
Garrion: “But if you can enter without the theater trick then the more power to you. The point is to be able to explore the manor unmolested.”
Urso: " at very least mayor probably pay us well for doing play and surviving"
Satomi: “Yes, interviewing the mayor may help as well.”
Garrion: “Be sure to keep your eye on the important prize. Getting busted stealing petty silverware would be a shame when the whole vault could be yours.”
Urso: " though if we do this.. we will be known by all in town "
Tristan: “well, how many people do you need on stage? 6? We got Zindal and Eltera… will they let Urso play a part? He’s huge”
Zindal: “Well, according to Loryc, it’s an impossible dream to even think about it, so might as well take what we can.”
- Zindal shrugs
Satomi: “Mm… I’ll have to brush up on my disguise skills.”
Satomi: “Illusions won’t help us this time…”
Satomi: (That’s something I spent points on anyway~)
Garrion: “There are curently 4 parts still open for the play. The rest have already been filled.”
Urso: ( do we know what the threats of the play are? fights? traps? duels?)
Satomi: “Hmm… I’m the most used to operating among nobility, but… I’m not really the best in a stand-up fight…”
Zindal: (Fighting and torture apparently)
Loryc: “Well I should be able to just use my illusions at the play.”
Loryc: “It doesn’t have the anti-magic ward that the mayor’s manor does.”
Zindal: “I know how to handle myself around high society types… And I’m the best in the group with a sword.”
Garrion: “No, you could research the play and its historical performances, but remember those were the edited versions.”
Loryc: “So faking whatever we need to be faked is easy enough.”
Satomi: “But it’ll look suspicious if our appearances suddenly change…”
Loryc: “I was saying illusory opponents.”
Satomi: “Ah, yes!”
Loryc: “I can make you mundane costumes if you want.”
Urso: ( better to use maybe makup and whatever during the play, so at least most don’t know what we look like )
Zindal: (lol yeah the play is going to be scripted as far as the fights and such anyway)
Garrion: “Perhaps you should talk to the director and get your hands on a script. That would give you some idea.”
Satomi: (What if it’s like The King In Yellow or something)
Loryc: (Well they said it’s real combats or something and nobody sruvives it)
Loryc: (So it’s basically more a gladiatorial match than a play, lol)
Loryc: (And we may have to kill each other or whatever, so I figure illusions would be good there)
Loryc: (We can do a good fake performance)
Satomi: (There’s gonna be other people too)
Zindal: (Yeah heh, it’s only four slots open)
Satomi: (They said there were 4 empty slots so I kinda assume there’s other cast members)
Loryc: (Well yeah I can pick them off and replcae em with illusions)
Loryc: (Before the play itself)
Garrion: “I do know that the conflict within the play is controlled by someone other than the director.”
Loryc: (Could just cast a sleep spell on em and leave em tied up somehwre)
Garrion: “Though he may know what is planned.”
Loryc: “That sounds liek a rather odd play if there’s no planned script.”
Garrion: The speaking is scripted, but the conflict is not. Anything can happen there."
Tristan: “don’t they just call that the gladiator pit?”
Satomi: “I must confess to a degree of curiosity as to what goes on in one of those plays… I try to avoid reveling in murder… Er, as much as one is able to living in this city.”
Loryc: “Indeed… it seems more work for gladiators than actors.:”
Urso: " if fight then Urso, Eltera and Zindal should enter "
Eltera: brb gotta boil some tea
Garrion: “And that is why none have succeeded in the past. The actors who play the part are not cut out for the combat, and gladiators make horrible actors. you will have to judge for yourselves if you are up to the task.”
Loryc: “The play is easy. I’m definiteyl up to that.”
Satomi: “It’s a bit difficult to avoid… Why, last summer I had to give up playing Bachuan Ultra-Chess. It was getting popular to sacrifice the loser in public.”
Loryc: “That’s child’s play compared to the rest.”
Satomi: “They don’t do that in Bachuan…”
Tristan: "city folk are strange’
Zindal: “I have no problems with fighting in front of an audience.”
Zindal: “And I dare say I have the looks of a popular actor.”
- Zindal grins
Loryc: “You’d make a fine villain Zindal.”
Satomi: “City folk don’t do this kind of thing back East. Not the ones I remember, at least. In the above-ground parts of the city.”
Tristan: “or a great red-headed step child”
Garrion: “I’ll give you some time to think about it. I know this is a lot all at once. Just remember, all I care about is the Crux and getting into the Lodge. Anything else is yours to do with at you see fit.”
Garrion: “if you come up with a different plan then I’m good with that.”
Loryc: “It seems like it’d be easier honestly to just sneak down the chimney.”
Garrion: “Now if you will excuse me, I need to get cleaned up get some rest.”
Satomi: “I call this a golden opportunity…”
Loryc: “I can fly you invisible to the chimney itself, and you could just sneak your way down iton the manor. It’s just as easy a point of entry as going through all this trouble.”
Garrion: Ailyn then rises and leaves you with Janiven and Arael.
Tristan: “Well, Loryc did not come up with the plan so maybe it does not suck”
Zindal: “If you don’t have the guts to see it all the way through then it doesn’t matter what we do.”
Tristan: “well, i’ll go on Stage if Urso Eltera and Zindal are with me… not much of a swordsman but I don’t feel right having the boss up there” (even though she could just doge the entire time
Garrion: Janiven speaks to Loryc. “You seem to have reservations? If you do not think you can handle it then that is up to you. We do not wish for yout to get hurt on our account.”
Satomi: (Hehe I hopefully could)
Zindal: (Zindal would make sure the Boss stayed safe, hehe)
Tristan: (your dodge is uber high right? you could just go full defence and let the other guys clean up)
Loryc: “As I said my main worry is with the vault itself… we could look at it, but… even then it’d be possiblefor the magical traps of that level to be undetectable.”
Zindal: “It won’t hurt anything just to look.”
Tristan: “at least we would be able to get some kind of blueprint”
Satomi: (It’s 13, unencumbered, which I would be up on stage)
Zindal: “Yes, and perhaps with all of the nobles drunk and passed out we’ll have a chance to get some information from rummaging through the manor.”
Satomi: (Actually my parry is 15 and my block is 14 too…)
Urso: (heh, mine is 12.. not much lower )
Garrion: Arael speaks. “Our only concern is for the people of Westcrown and the betterment of their lives. You have shown yourselves to be a true asset to our goal. The people need to see common folk like yourselves overcome a challenge and become better than you started.”
Satomi: (With my cloak)
Tristan: “we may have to be ready to pack up and move if this goes bad though…”
Loryc: (you’d bet at +2 to your dodges as well if I dropped a haste on you, which I can now lend to you)
Urso: (well those are good, but can only do one per round, unless you go full defense )
Zindal: (18 parry, lol)
Zindal: (And I have the advantage to parry multiple times in a round, I just take a -2 each time)
Zindal: (Cumulative -2)
Satomi: (I thought you could like block once and/or parry once and dodge multiple times or something)
Zindal: (You can do multiple Parry with Weapon Master)
Garrion: “You can not aid us in this task if you are dead. Although…. the possiblility of ridding the Shaddow Beast plague is very nice.”
Loryc: “Yeah, the main problem is that if it goes bad when we’re inside the manor, I may not be able to use any of my magic.”
Satomi: (Yeah but I was talking about for me)
Zindal: (Ah, yeah normally it’s one parry I think)
Zindal: (And infinite dodge)
Loryc: “And if we’re detected as theives… there’s going to be big trouble, especially if the mayor has some kind of bound demons.”
Garrion: you can amke more than one parry but at steep penalties
Tristan: “you got any more info on these shadow beast? Like weaknesses or any books on them?”
Satomi: (So still I get 1 or 2 super good defenses and one pretty good one, or just all super ones with a haste)
Zindal: “You didn’t have any of these reservations when you drove us to slaughter a squad of Hell Knights. Now isn’t the time to get cold feet.”
Loryc: “Right, which should tell you why this time is different.”
Garrion: Arael speaks, “While we have a moment alone there is another matter….”
Tristan: “yeah, that’s true Loyrc… you kinda volunteered us into that mess”
Loryc: “And it worked out fine. This time I fear… the odds are defintieyl against us.”
Zindal: “As I said before… The biggest rewards come with the biggest risks.”
Loryc: “Well if you want to be the one leading the charge into the vault, you’re welcome to.”
Loryc: “I can get you to it… but once we’re there, I can’t guarantee anything.”
Garrion: “In the past few weeks, a group of thieves calling themselves the Bastards of Erebus have committed a spree of robberies near the old city, with at least one incident resulting in a double murder. The Bastards are reputed to be a gang of tieflings living in the ruined part of the city; their name implies a connection to Hell, though I don’t know if the bandits are using it just to evoke fear, if their tiefling heritage actually stems from a fiend of Erebus, or if they have some greater connection.”
Loryc: “We’ll most likely have to turn back.”
Loryc: “If I could use my magic inside there, then I mgiht be able to plant a magical suggestion in the mayor’s mind to get him to go into the vault, but that assumes he doesn’t have a pit fiende as a personal guard.”
Zindal: “And if we don’t even go into the manor we’re 100% certain to not get into the vault.”
Zindal: “I’ll take low odds over no odds.”
Satomi: “Or if not I could sweet-talk it out of him, still…”
Garrion: “Regardless, they always leave behind a wooden token showing a devil’s head in profile, and have become more brazen about their nighttime crimes. For whatever reason – I suspect corruption and Janiven suspects incompetence – the city guards have as of yet done little about the Bastards—which is probably why the mayor turned to the Hellknights for help. The people of the city are growing worried; it’s bad enough that they can’t go out at night except for a few key streets, but at least they were safe in their homes during the dark hours. Now even that safety seems to be vanishing.”
Urso: " Urso rather face flesh then magic…"
Loryc: “If you really want to go take a look at it, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, we can go tonight if you want… there’s an easy enough way in through the chimney… it’ll dispel active spells on you, but if you can climb that won’t be a problem.”
Satomi: “Hmph… Organized crime…”
Garrion: “However, I believe I have accurate information from a vagrant living in the ruined part of town as to the location and nature of the tieflings’ lair. In fact, it was after returning from a visit to this contact that I was captured by the dottari under suspicion of rebellion.”
Loryc: “So fi you’d like to make an attempt to case the place, I’m willing to gtive it a shot.”
Loryc: “The outer defenses aren’t lethal, they’re just anti-magic.”
Tristan: “petty thugs… should be easy targets… that is, if the city doesn’t mind us carring weapons and sneaking around at night”
Zindal: “Finally, I was wondering where your spine went.”
Satomi: “Oh my…”
Loryc: “Well like I said, it’s mostly a waste of time. But I thought it’d be fun if we all wore red costumes and fake beards.”
Garrion: “The goals of the Children of Westcrown are to increase the quality of life of the people of Westcrown and eventually inspire Cheliax to rid itself of House Thrune and its evil taint. I believe that eliminating the Bastards of Erebus will show Westcrown that there are people who care about justice and protecting the innocent—and if someone other than the Hellknights does this, it shows the people that there is strength that has nothing to do with Hell.”
Zindal: “I still like the idea of the play myself… If we pull it off, we get carte blanche to party it up with a bunch of nobles. All the best food and wines we could ever ask for. Not to mention whatever other entertainments they have to offer…”
Loryc: “i wouldn’t have a problem with going after the bandits, but I doubt there’d be any money in that.”
Urso: " there pattern to the break ins?"
- Satomi grins at Zindal’s comment… It seems the boss is with him for once…
Garrion: “The bandits always attack at night. They never attack two nights in a row, and most attacks are anywhere from 3 to 7 days apart.”
Loryc: “Well I’m sure the mayor is one of those truly depraved nobles into all manner of entertainments. I’ve heard the mayor is the type that has become bored with women, and moved on to good looking men… he especialyl favors actors. Actually… come to think of it, you’d be perfect for this Zindal.”
Garrion: “Eight attacks have taken place in the past 3 weeks— mostly places with small, portable valuables such as a gemcutter, but one was a moneylender and another a crafter of fine weapons. It was the weaponsmith who was killed, presumably because he heard noises downstairs and went to investigate; the tieflings killed him, then went upstairs and killed his wife, probably so there would be no witnesses. They always leave a wooden token or coin with their mark in the shop they’ve robbed and on the bodies of those they’ve killed, and twice they’ve scrawled their name on the building’s front door with a sharp object. Obviously they’re sneaky (and the way Arael says this indicates he feels this way about most tieflings) and skilled at picking locks, for none of the robberies resulted in broken doors or windows, and they even relock the door after leaving. Given the small size of the shops, the number of tieflings involved in a single break-in is probably very few—more than about four and they wouldn’t have much room to move around inside the place they were robbing. However, he suspects it’s more than just a group of four tieflings involved, though he has no evidence for this—“they just tend to gather in large groups for protection when not working for normal people” (again, showing a bit of his prejudice against tieflings). Janiven’s scouting”
Tristan: “why to take one for the team Zindal”
Tristan: *way to (not why) (responding to Loyrc’s comment
Tristan: “what kind of idiot leaves behind proof that he comitted a crime? We should get some of those coins so we can pin shit on them”
Loryc: “The ones that don’t think they’ll get caught.”
Satomi: “Mmm, well, I wouldn’t mind seeing that… Unless the mayor’s debauched to the point of being hideous…”
Loryc: “Well I’m pretty sure the mayor isn’t that bad. I mean Zindal has no dobut slept with uglier women.”
Tristan: (thinking Loryc does not know Zindal as well as the rest of us)
Urso: (probably have the overconfident disadvantage… hehe)
Tristan: (and wondering if Zindal is about to kill him)
Tristan: (i’m worried he will stab me most of the time and I know him pretty well!)
Loryc whispers: gonna use false memory on Zindal and give him a fake memory of sleeping with some hideous orc woman cause he was really drunk. You can roll for the resistances and such in secret if you want. I got a 21 skill. He gets a will to resist tough.
Zindal: (He did say something earlier about skewering Loryc so he wouldn’t have to worry about Pit Fiends stealing his soul)
Garrion: Janiven then speaks up… “Yesterday I scouted out the area. The Bastards keep a lookout in the old church’s bell tower, but I didn’t spot any patrols during the 3 hours I spent watching the location. Near the temple are a bunch of two-story buildings, probably a shop of some kind on the bottom with a small residence above. I didn’t risk getting close enough to see what was in any of them, but I did see that the one with windows on the ground level had them boarded up. Other buildings farther out were either ransacked or had sturdy, locked doors to thwart looters. I also noticed a barn-like structure nearby, little more than a hitching post with a roof, which had a lot of loose rock piled within it, but I couldn’t figure out what the point of that was.”
Player “targnor” is not connected.
Tristan: “Bell towers make fantastic targets for arrows”
You whisper to Taragnor: ok roll it
Loryc: “Oh, I know Zindal well enough… I mean I can read his mind… like I remember that one time that he slept with that hideous orc when he got really drunk…”
Loryc: ←rolls Spell (SL 21) and gets 7 vs. Skill (21 with a modifier of 0)
Loryc SUCCEEDS by 14
Tristan: (lol, this should be enteraining)
Loryc: (Also Zindal remembers that too)
Zindal: (lol if you’re casting something on me I’m drawing my sword)
Loryc: (Well unless you can beat that MoS on your will save)
Tristan: “really? You did that Zindal? I mean, I know you are a horne ball and all…”
Loryc: (You odn’t see me cast anything)
Tristan: “I mean, I’ve had a couple ugly ones too but an orc? …”
Eltera: “Grab the tusks and hang on.”
Zindal: (Well Zindal would never do something like that so I know you’ve obviously done something to me, heh)
Garrion: he doesn’t have to use casting motions
Loryc: (no you don’t. cause you remember it) :P
Loryc: (I gave you a false memory)
Zindal: lol that’s bullshit
Garrion: so he only consentrates….
Tristan: love it
Garrion: make a will roll Zindal
Zindal: Heh, well I can’t beat that MoS, I only have 12 Will
Zindal: Unless a critical success will win
Garrion: it could
Loryc: Yeah I think a crit might autosave.
Eltera: use the force luke
Zindal: I’ll go ahead and burn my Luck use for the night then since we obviously aren’t going to do anything other than bullshit around =P
Zindal: ←rolls Will and gets 8 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 0)
Zindal SUCCEEDS by 4
Zindal: ←rolls Will and gets 15 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 0)
Zindal FAILS by 3
Loryc: lol even with 3 rolls you might fail :P
Zindal: ←rolls Will and gets 8 vs. Skill (12 with a modifier of 0)
Zindal SUCCEEDS by 4
Garrion: hey i not bullshitting.. giving you a shit ton of info and hooks
Zindal: I’m talking about T
Loryc: regains 7 fatigue, and now has 10 FP.
Zindal: He wants to take deliberate steps to humiliate my character instead of actually advancing the plot or maybe half paying attention to this other hook
Satomi: Yeah man, we got a ton of info
Loryc: (lol well you keep bashing my character of course he’s gonna do something back)
Garrion: ok, play out whatever happens Loryc.. but keep it cordial
Satomi: I was paying more attention to that than what T’s doing >.>;
Garrion: ok, was wondering if any were seeing the other “mission”
Zindal: Yeah I saw it, T decided he wanted to talk about me banging the mayor and some random orc though
Loryc: (hehe well I wasn’t really gonna do topo mcuh to him beyond like scaring him that I know his secret that he screwed some super busted orc chick when he was drunk and desperate)
Tristan: (how long does that last? that would be a great thing to hold over him)
Garrion: well i was preoccupied spilling out all the info so i missed a lot of that banter
Loryc: (It can be permanent actually depending on if he makes his roll when it ends)
Loryc: (He gets a roll when the duration runs out)
Zindal: lol it’s still a bullshit memory because Zindal would never do something like that, even if he “remembered” it there would be such a huge sense of wrongness that he would refuse to believe it actually happened
Eltera: “Don’t mean shit, I saw some women on the streets that looked worse than any orc.”
Tristan: (just because you didn’t want it to happen didn’t mean it didn’t)
Loryc: “nah this orc was hideous Eltera…”
- Eltera says trying to comfort the poor sod.
Tristan: (one time, in bandcamp)
Loryc: (Well I added the fact that you were drunk too, so it was more believable)
Satomi: “Orcs gotta get lovin’ somewhere.”
Zindal: He ain’t ever been that drunk, lol
Tristan: “apparently at Zindal’s”
Loryc: (You have now)
Loryc: “I hear Zindal rocked her world too…”
Satomi: (u got drunk on magic boi)
Eltera: “Nah, now that part’s bullshit.”
Tristan: “so that’s where half orcs come from… if I see any red headed ones i’ll make sure I introduce you”
Eltera: “He’s too skinny to rock an orc whore’s world.”
Eltera: “She’d break him in half.”
Loryc: “Come now Eltera, she wasn’t a whore, she was far too ugly for that.”
Loryc: “She was just some orc that he met at the tavern.”
Satomi: (I was sorta thinking we were close to done since it’s close to usually when we’re done time)
Eltera: “Or maybe he’d get one of those Asmodeus knots, I was refering too.”
Eltera: yeah im really sleepy, i think im gonna go hit the sack
Eltera: gotta get up early
Satomi: (That’s why I wasn’t really trying to push us on track real hard >.>; )
Zindal: “You have one chance to end this conversation right… now…”
Garrion: ((I just want to know if you tacklign either of these things or attemptring something on your own?))
- Zindal stands up and pulls his sword
- Loryc laughs.
Eltera: eltera just follows what the boss tells her to do
Eltera: im gonna crash, will leave this on, peace out
Satomi: (What do you guys think? I’m still thinking the play thing, cause I’m curious about what might be in the lodge.)
Satomi: (See ya Sef!)
Zindal: Yeah I want to do the play
Tristan: “always trying to put your sword in something… isn’t that what got you in trouble in the first place (trying not to laugh but not doing a very good job”
Eltera: will read rest of log tomorrow
Garrion: get mina done and she can take Eltera’s place
Tristan: (play is the way to go, urso, zindal and eltera will clean it up)
Urso: ( well I would ratehr go into that house fully armored and armed, then not )
←Attacks Tristan with a Thrust
in the right leg
←Rolls 12 vs. Skill 19 (21 with a modifier of -2)
Zindal SUCCEEDS by 7
-2 for right leg, 0 for maneuver, 0 shock, 0 attacker’s posture, 0 miscMod, 0 accMod
Loryc: “Well he is predictable Tristan.”
Loryc: (lol wow, you seriously attacking him)
Zindal: I told you to stop, lol
Tristan: (did you seriously just attack me when Loyrc was the that started it)
Eltera: payback for his armor
Loryc: heh well he rolled it…. so yeah I’m assuming he did attack you.
Tristan: do I get an inititive or anything?
Garrion: ok, sdo i need to interject.. this is how parties break apart
Satomi: (Plus it might let me do some acting~ It’ll be kinda awkward to switch to a pixie in the middle of this >.>; )
Satomi: (And yeah guys seriously we don’t gotta escalate.)
Garrion: poking fun is one think.. injuring your companions with an attack is another
Loryc: Yeah. lol, especialyl in GURPS.
Loryc: This ain’t D&D where you’re just gonna do HP damage and nobody cares.
Loryc: You could end up taking off his limbs.
Tristan: (up to him, if it’s in character I will not get upset (everyone else might if he kills me)
Zindal: Heh, I’ll pull the attack so I cut his pants without actually injuring him
Garrion: if you are goig to carry this through, for whatever odd reason then it needs to be by the rules….
Zindal: I stood up and very clearly warned you that the conversation needed to stop
Garrion: but Loryc was the one doing it right?
Tristan: (if your in character it’s cool, no worries)
Loryc: lol, hey man you spent the whole session bashing Loryc, learn to take a little :P
Eltera: tristans walking stick is really mjolnir
Garrion: ok, i must have missed Tristan giving Zindal shit
Zindal: Heh, I didn’t do anything to physically alter your memories
Loryc: It was all in good fun.
Tristan: (I gave him a little bit of shit but Loyrc was the one that was really doing it, I just laughed at what loyrc did, but if Zindal flips then Zindal flips)
Loryc: Plus you don’t know I changed your memories IC.
Garrion: he can give them back to you after you sleep it off, hehe
Eltera: anyways, unlike mina, i require sleep, peace for realz
Satomi: Peace Sef~
Eltera: dont make me read a bloodbath in the morning
Tristan: later sef
Loryc: lol… yeah man, I mean it was at least an orc female.
Zindal: Yeah I mean Loryc is the one I would really like to run through but Tristan was the next one to say something after Zindal warned you all off, lol
Eltera: no use wasting blood when i could be drinking it
Loryc: I could have been a lot nastier… :)
Satomi: Coulda been a tentacle monster
Zindal: ….I’d actually not totally mind that
Zindal: Can it be one like Saya?
Loryc: Wel the tentacle monster I’m saving for the play.
Zindal: Saya is cute
Garrion: like Xeno
Satomi: Only if you have like crazy eye disease
Loryc: Gotta have Ultros show up
Zindal: He has a neurological disorder that makes him see the normal world as some grotesque nightmare
Zindal: And Saya is the only thing that appears “normal” to him
Garrion: ok, so roll inits if you making an attack
- Tristan prepares to fight! Initiative:Initiative: 18
- Loryc prepares to fight! Initiative: 14
Zindal: I said I was gonna pull the attack at the last second
- Urso prepares to fight! Initiative: 20.5
Zindal: Just making it clear that I mean business and to stop fucking with me
Garrion: yes, but gotta do it by the rules, if you attack they get to respond
- Zindal prepares to fight! Initiative: 20.25
Tristan: *Tristan glares back not amused “if you want to step BOY then step like a man and put down that sword”. Just because you fucked some orc you don’t got to get all pissed at me" (this is of course in character)
Garrion: i think we using different maps.. i have inits from some on one and inits from others on another
Garrion: use the comon ground map
Loryc: oh I was on the m,ain map
Loryc: The lobby one
Tristan: (probably going to get my ass kicked)
- Loryc prepares to fight! Initiative: 20
Tristan: (Zindal, why could you not pick a fight at 100 yards like I asked?0
Zindal: “I told you the conversation needed to end. So end it.”
Urso: (what happened to my init?)
Tristan: “fine, I’ll drop that you fucked an Orc if you can’t take it”
- Urso prepares to fight! Initiative: 21.5
Taragnor: heh yeah we need Urso to restrain him.
Tristan: nice inititive urso
Garrion: ok, you all sitting around on the floor talking smack and Zindal stands making a threat….
Garrion: Urso.. your up first to respond
Cedric: (what exactly happen, cause until he actually attacks.. will just delay )
Taragnor: does Zindal have bad temper or something? lol
Taragnor: Seems like he has a super short fuse.
Garrion: ok, urso sits loking oddly at Zindal
Urso has received initiative.
Zindal has received initiative.
- Satomi prepares to fight! Initiative: 19
Zindal has received initiative.
Garrion: zindal makes the attack he mentyioned
Garrion: hits but “pulls” the attack
Tristan: (btw G, i’m looking at my sheet and some of the updates I did last time did not save (probably when I was having sheet issues), if you look at the sheet I sent you I had broadsword and fastdraw sword… not updated now.
Garrion: not drawing blood
Tristan: tries to dodge and rolls a 13 with effective skill 13
Tristan SUCCEEDS by 0
Tristan: (moving out the way anyway)
Garrion: you talking about the GSC sheet?
Taragnor: haha wow.
Taragnor: Super archer dodge.
Tristan: barley archer dodge
Garrion: well you seated still tristan.. penalty to dodge
Tristan: yeah, the one I sent (but the one on maptool is the one not updatd)
Cedric: (will go after zindal?)
Urso has received initiative.
Tristan: ok, so I did not make the dodge then?
Zindal: I’m not actually drawing blood this round so you’re okay, heh
- Urso stands up , " what wrong… you go crazy ?"
Tristan: well, I figure it’s a “sucker punch”
Garrion: did you make a fast draw zindal?
Zindal: ←rolls Fast-Draw (Sword) and gets 10 vs. Skill (17 with a modifier of 0)
Zindal SUCCEEDS by 7
Taragnor: Well I mean you ddi just swing a sword at him.
Taragnor: That looks pretty aggressive, it’s not like punching him
Garrion: he has a vow.. remmber :)
Tristan: screw anything that moves?
Taragnor: Does he also have like super bad temper or something? lol.
Tristan: ha ha
Zindal: Heh, not as a specific flaw
Taragnor: I mean most people respond to jesting with a little less aggression.
Taragnor: Especially not drawing a lethal weapon and attacking someone with it.
Garrion: i gues he just really doesn’t like tristans pants
Garrion: he wants them off NOW
Zindal: Well you went beyond jesting, you actually altered his fucking memories, and then the others start piling on
Taragnor: you don’t know that
Taragnor: Stop metagaming.
Taragnor: You wouldn’tknow your memories have been altered.
Taragnor: So don’t use that as an excuse for why he attacked.
Zindal: lol yes I would, I told you there’s no fucking way I would do that shit IC
Tristan: (in character he could be really pissed… maybe not “kill your friends” pissed though)
Garrion: right, it would be as it if had always been \so
Tristan: (you would not go to sleep in character in a fight… unless someone cast a spell on you. same thing)
Taragnor: Yeah. like you actually remember it. You don’t think someone put a spell on you.
Taragnor: You just remember banging some really ugly orc chick while you were drunk.
Zindal: That is such fucking bullshit, I don’t care what the spell says
Garrion: zindal was having a dry spell, lol
Tristan: (Zindal attackes Garrion…)
Garrion: garrion summons balor
Tristan: Loyrac runs
Tristan: Tristan follows
Garrion: ok, on with it.. this just goofing around.. either end it or run with it
Garrion: urso is in shock
Zindal: Let’s just drop it, I never intended for it to go into an actual combat anyway
Tristan: (Uraso up, i’m dead indian)
Urso: ←rolls Wrestling and gets 5 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 0)
Urso SUCCEEDS by 6
Zindal: This is stupid, I apologize for being a dick
Urso: (was gonna do that next turn if it persisted)
Garrion: ok, keep that in mind.. you can not just arbitrarily do something to someone without then getting to respond… If they know it happening
Tristan: (ok, no need to appologize, like I said, if that’s what your character would do I would not take it personal)
Garrion: now lorys was undetectable and you did not know.. had you known what he was doig you would be justified in runnign him through
Urso: (grab zindal and put em into a head lock or something )
Taragnor: Yeah we’re probaly beter off retconning that attack, since I mean, kinda weird for us to travel wtih Zindal if he’s that psychotic lol.
Taragnor: Like punching someone, fine… swinging a sword at em… you’re nuts.
Tristan: I think some player conflict adds spice to the story and I have no intention of getting into a swordfight with you (if it can be avoided)
Tristan: (like how we look at Eltera sideways after she beheaded the hot elf chick)
Tristan: …maybe you should stab her?
Taragnor: It’d be the equivalent of a soldier in the military randomly firing his rifle at one of his squadmates cause they amde fun of him.
Sachi: Yeah I’m fine with a little conflict but Satomi doesn’t like seeing her buddies kill each other >.>
Garrion: yeah, wierdo….
Sachi: Oh hry G
Tristan: always trying to stick people with your sword
Tristan: some vow you got there!
Garrion: ok, well it is about time to wrap up… i gave out a shit ton of info tonight… we can rehash and discuss among character chat the options
Taragnor: vow to be a psycho.
Tristan: ok, sounds good. And Zindal, don’t worry about it man, we are all the butt end of the joke at some point or another. Tristan has your back (as long as you don’t stab me)
Zindal: Yeah I still say that spell is complete bullshit, I don’t care what it does
Tristan: if you stab me …. I want my friendship braclett back
Garrion: he means ha has (a bullsyeon ) you back
Taragnor: It’s an awesome spell.
Tristan: (you could have planted a memory that he blew Urso….)
Taragnor: Yeah I could do that if I wanted, that’s why I said I was nice. lol.
Tristan: “I don’t want to talk about it”
Sachi: For purposes of reputation (on B27) how big a class would be like “law enforcement in Cheliax” and how big would be “rebels in Cheliax”? Like to represent someone the rebels and the common people like but the rulers and/or Hellknights don’t.
Sachi: I was gonna make my pixie have some ties to the rebels cause we’ve been doing a lot of stuff with them.
Tristan: Speaking of that spell, couldn’t we kidnap the mayor and just make him think that you saved his life or something that would make him trust you?
Taragnor: Well yeah, till he crosses the threshold of his antimagic field
Taragnor: then the spell gets removed.
Garrion: let me look up the categories…. since not tacklign anything else game related now
Taragnor: WHich is why that ward is especially problematic.
Tristan: we could get a ton of information out of him before we let him go, and make sure we have good disguises in the mean time, we could even blame it on the people leaving the wooden coins
Taragnor: Yeah. I mean, it’s a possibility, but gonna be hard with all his guards.
Taragnor: And when he geoes back to his manor its gonna get dispelled
Taragnor: so he;’s gonna remember the truth.
Garrion: hellknights and dottari would be small class
Tristan: we would have to be in disguise when we kidnapped him, put the spell on him (he would remember being kidnapped and maybe even the spell but we would get the info)
Taragnor: But I could get some info from him in that regard. I mean I got so many ways of fucking with people’s minds.
Taragnor: Though I mean regardless of who he thinks I am I doubt he’ll tell me how to get into his vault.
Garrion: rebels in cheliax would be small class too
Taragnor: I mean I could drop a suggestion on him to open his vault.
Taragnor: Though the antimagic ward would kinda ruin that unforutantely.
Sachi: Cool~ I could make ’em cancel out pretty easy…
Zindal: If we get into the manor you can try your spell in there
Zindal: Assuming the ward is only on the exterior
Taragnor: Heh, yeah, and assuming there ain’t more to it. I mean given how uber it is, I’m kinda expecting it’s super well defended.
Taragnor: Like I dobut you’re gonna have an uber ward on the outside then leave the inside totally undefended.
Zindal: Well if we follow the play strategy then everyone at the manor is going to be wasted from partying
Garrion: don;t forget the prison break senario… you can make a ton of plans based on even more what ifs.. but till you know what is going down all that prep doesn’t account for much
Zindal: The guards probably won’t give a shit
Taragnor: Well I mean a good heist relies on good recon.
Taragnor: If you don’t have good intel, you can’t really accomplish much. YOu want to know patrol routes, where everyone is, etc.
Tristan: yeah, getting into the manor would provide some valuable scouting and Zindal would own the swordfight i’m sure
Zindal: You can get the intel when we get inside the manor, lol
Garrion: not saying you should not scout and be prepared.. just saying to watch how much what-if ing you do and that it doesn’t override the action
Zindal: Yeah seriously
Zindal: We’ve already spent a week on this
Zindal: We’re going to spend at least another week
Taragnor: Well I mean, I think it’s a reasonable assumption that something uber warded is gonna include the vault.
Zindal: I want to et to actually doing something
Zindal: Instead of second guessing ourselves into inaction
Taragnor: Well we can send Satomi down the chimney
Taragnor: She’s got mundane stealth so antimagic won’t do much to her.
Tristan: (maybe we can RP via chat and fastforward to some action parts?), we could always drop a few roles during the week to see how our actions do
Taragnor: Operatiojn Satomi drop!
Tristan: damn, that pixe would come in handy via the chimney
Garrion: that is a valid assumption.. i get that
Zindal: Or we could just take the adventure hook that’s been given to us, lol
Taragnor: lol yeah.
Taragnor: Well I mean, I’m assuming it’s more like RA where you could run into something uber. As oppsoed to like Oblivion where all the quests autoscale to your level.
Tristan: that would work…
Garrion: but you still operating on a bunch of assumptions that have not been verified
Taragnor: And everything is inherently doable.
Taragnor: Well I mean, I did verify the strength of the outer ward.
Taragnor: Which says quite a lot.
Garrion: but not what is inside….
Zindal: You’re still making an unverified assumption
Zindal: And you don’t know if there might be a trick to bypass the vault defenses, whatever they are
Zindal: You have one piece of info
Sachi: Well we gotta have our stuff ready next week if we’re gonna switch right? I think I’m gonna do like a pixie mage/thief.
Zindal: And you’re making wild assumptions based on that one thing
Taragnor: lol it’s not exactly “wild” it’s more like a very likely assumption.
Sachi: I love Satomi but this might be my only chance to be a pixie.
Taragnor: It’s kinda like if you see two guys at the gate of a military base, and you assume that they’re the only ones that are armed in the entire compound
Taragnor: Like the internal securty is generally stronger than the outer one.
Tristan: if the pixie dies you can bring satomi back
Taragnor: Unless the site is like a converted building or soemthing that’s been repurposed.
Taragnor: And the vault wasn’t secured by the same dude that built it.
Garrion: or maybe the eternal security so powerful tat the internal is commonly overlooked?
Sachi: That’s sorta what I was thinking, I want to keep her in the background sorta
Zindal: Yeah it could be the other way too
Zindal: Like a giant tortoise
Sachi: Like not under my control, just there
Zindal: Tough outer shell
Zindal: Soft insides
Sachi: In existence
Garrion: you know, once you gain entry into the super secret installation you can roam the halls unmolested because you must be long there if you got through security
Zindal: lol yeah
Taragnor: Well I mea it’s just an antimagic ward, it ain’t like a death spell.
Taragnor: So I’m kinda assuming there’s more to it.
Taragnor: Like okay, if the outer defense was some kinda instant death attack, then maybe.
Zindal: Dude, not everyone makes campaigns like yours
Zindal: Stop thinking like you’re running this thing, lol
Urso: maybe the security is like a vampire and have to be invited in.. and then nothing can hurt you .. hehe
Zindal: lol yeah, you have no idea what’s in there but you’re fixated on the assumption that it must be fucking badass because that’s how you’d do it
Taragnor: Well I’m assuming because of what I’ve actually seen.
Tristan: it’s eating loyrcs spells…. that has me a bit worried
Taragnor: I mean you got some archmagi level security, those guys are generally thorough.
Taragnor: You don’t get to cast 35+ rank spells by being stupid.
Zindal: You’re also talking about decadent and corrupt nobles
Garrion: maybe it is only geared towards magic.. nonmagic approaches are a weak spot?
Taragnor: Well I don’t think he cast it, a pit fiend cast it suppsoedly.
Zindal: Devils work by strictly worded contractual obligations
Zindal: How do you know they didn’t fuck up and he only cast the outer ward
Taragnor: Well maybe if there was something to suggest it was anti-magic only. But we know basically nothing about the thing that put it down there, aside from a rumor that it was a pit fiend. lol.
Taragnor: lol, whose making wild speculations now.
Zindal: lol well the pit fiend thing is only a rumor
Zindal: And all you’ve seen is the outer ward
Taragnor: Well it’s powerful enough to be a pit fiend created ward.
Zindal: Everything inside is a mystery
Taragnor: Dude it’s rank 35+.
Zindal: You can assume it’s one thing but you don’t KNOW
Sachi: omg I’m not even gonna be 6 inches tall. With this ST it’s gonna be more like 5.25".
Taragnor: That’s insane… like ZIndal has what 21 sword skill?
Garrion: and will continue to be till someone has the balls to check it out, lol
Taragnor: Now imagine some dude with 35 sword skill.
Taragnor: That’s how powerful this shit is.
Zindal: Like I said, all you have is an assumption
Zindal: You don’t KNOW that the inside is like that
Taragnor: Well that part isn’t an assumption. I know that’s on the outside.
Tristan: unless it’s a margin of success thing then you are evenly matched agaist that 35
Sachi: I’d fit in your pocket!
Zindal: I’m talking about your assumption that the vault defense is just as good
Zindal: It’s just that
Zindal: An assumption
Taragnor: Well dude it’s a vault.
Garrion: Loryc could assume that though…. that would be Taragnors call to make on what Loryc really believes
Taragnor: lol. vault is supposed to be secure.
Cedric is disconnected.
Sachi: So I’m not like super concerned about hiding from the cops.
Garrion: but if the others cold prove him wrong….
Zindal: lol well if they have a badass ward on the outside and a shit ton of guards in the manor that’s pretty fucking secure
Sachi: Since I’m the size of a mouse compared to the cops.
Zindal: Why would they need anything extra
Taragnor: like that’s the point, when you do security systems, you put the best stuff protecting your vault.
Taragnor: and I mean if the guy spend that much effort into creating a super detect magic/anti-magic ward… I just don’t suspect he’s gonna shit the bed when it coems to protecting the place here all his valuables/secrets go.
Taragnor: Unless he’s got a reputation for epic carelessness or something
Taragnor: Maybe if the guy had spome kinda overconfidence personality flaw or something. lol.
Zindal: lol well maybe he does
Taragnor: Well I’d have knowledges about him.
Taragnor: I mean I’d know that at least, if he’s known for being not very thorough.
Garrion: remember though that this is not just some noble dude’s home… this is the manor of the mayor where delecate private conversations take place…. they would want something securing that from eavesdropping
Taragnor: Yeah, I mean I understand why he’d have an antimagic ward on it.
Tristan: I just consolidated all my emails and am cleaning it up… 20,000 plus emails…. geeze
Taragnor: I’m just saying like when you can set up a ward like that, you’re probably going to include stuff on your vault too.
Zindal: lol yeah, they probably care more about the information that’s exchanged than what’s in the vault
Taragnor: lol. Becaue rich guys totally don’t care if you take their money and valuables.
Garrion: yep, probaly so.. but there also have to be bypasses.. and perhaps you can find out what that is
Zindal: Yeah I mean damn, we should at least look for something
Taragnor: Well I mean, there’s more to be worried about than just the spell too.
Zindal: You’re treating it like it’s a completely impossible task without even trying to see if it really is or not
Taragnor: It’s the fact that he has someone on his payroll that can cast shit like that.
Taragnor: Like, that’s the improtant thing… he’s got some servant that can put up that kind of magical protection.
Zindal: Well if we use the Pathfinder lady’s plan maybe he’ll be drunk with the rest of the nobles, lol
Taragnor: rank 35+ magical protection. You probably don’t want to run into that shit.
Garrion: this is mission impossible.. not mission avoidable
Taragnor: heh well Mission impossible, tehy actually know about the vault they’re braking into.
Tristan: ok guys, i’m heading to bed. you all let me know how the bromance works out
Taragnor: they know what sensors and shit it has and stuff they can do to bypass it.
Taragnor: They ain’t just going in dark and hoping for the best.
Zindal: Well we’ll know all that shit too once we get into the manor, heh
Taragnor: Not really lol, I unfotuantely don’t have any spells to analyze magic. Pretty much the only way I know what something does is by testing it.
Garrion: plant your moles to find out more info… sneak in, go in as guests, etc
Taragnor: Like I can detect magic, but I don’t know what it does.
Zindal: Yeah I mean we can play this out over time, it doesn’t have to be one massive strike
Zindal: We get on the mayor’s good side with the play, get invited in and scope things out
Tristan is disconnected.
Zindal: Then plan from there
Taragnor: Well I’ve been trying to find out more info, and I mean while we can get a layout of the manor by doing shit with servants and stuff, the big problem is the vault. nobody will know what’s protecting it besides the mayor himself.
Taragnor: Liek I saikd, I’m not worried about actually infiltrating the manor.
Taragnor: That part is pretty easy with our team.
Zindal: Heh, well maybe we can find some documentation somewhere, like in the mayor’s private chambers or something
Garrion: Ailyn gave you a huge piece of info you never knew before.. her research told her about the Asmodean knot
Zindal: I mean damn, let’s find his journal or something
Zindal: And yeah, go research that, lol
Taragnor: Even without spells we can easily do that. The hard part is beating the actual vault security.
Taragnor: Do I know anything about that?
Taragnor: Like does that name actually ring a bell to my knowledge?
Taragnor: I got hidden lore from Wizard! and basically a ton fo other knowledges in Encyclopedist!
Taragnor: I figure at least one of my wildcards might cover it.
Garrion: nope, it is not public knowledge that you would have ever heard.. but there may be some sources that do
Taragnor: Well I mean I know about hidden lore too I think.
Taragnor: Wizard! covers all magical hidden lores.
Taragnor: Also occultism, taumatology and hazardous materials (magic)
Taragnor: So I’m assuming I’d have at least a shot of hearing about it.
Taragnor: Unless it’s something that like one dude made up and never told anyone about
Garrion: yes i know.. but that doesn’t mean you automatically know every fact ever in existence.. if something is not in the circles of your research and knowledge then you would still have no way to know… you would have to look in some very specific places and know what you are looking for
Taragnor: Well no, that’s what the roll is for :)
Taragnor: If I fail I may not know it.
Garrion: remember that skill shave mods based on difficulty or availability iof the info
Taragnor: Yeah I know.
Taragnor: I’m just saying I should get a roll at least. Even if it iis at like -10 or whatever.
Garrion: ok, Asmodean Knot… -10 to know abou it… -15 to know specific details about it
Taragnor: Alright i’ll use my luck rol for the session on it
Taragnor: see if I get lucky with 3 tries.
Loryc: ←rolls Wizard! and gets 11 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)
Loryc SUCCEEDS by 5
Loryc: ←rolls Wizard! and gets 9 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)
Loryc SUCCEEDS by 7
Loryc: ←rolls Wizard! and gets 11 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)
Loryc SUCCEEDS by 5
Taragnor: oh well.
Zindal: Time to hit the books
Taragnor: yeah well I got research too.
Taragnor: So I can maybe research it as well.
Taragnor: Though I dunno, given that tehy said that Chelliax has been rewriting history and stuff
Garrion: yep, or people who may know.. but who are they?
Taragnor: probbaly not at the public library.
Zindal: Start looking for those wizened hermit scholars living in caves in the mountains
Taragnor: lol well do my knowledges know of any people that may know?
Taragnor: Can I send a telepathy to Golarion’s equivalent of Elminster?
Garrion: remember that Aberian likes to party… other nobles may have intimate details from past conversations
Zindal: Yeah you know the guy likes to get drunk and party
Garrion: ’other nobles will be at a gala event after a said play…..
Zindal: People let important shit slip when they do that
Garrion: or they screw ugly orcs when they get that way too :)
Zindal: Never happened
Sachi: Oh do the disadvantages from my race template count toward my total?
Sachi: For -50?
Taragnor: I generally don’t let my ATM codes and all my extra super secret passwords slip when i get drunk :P
Garrion: racials do not count
Zindal: lol well some people do
Taragnor: We might find out he slept with an orc too though.
Zindal: Not everyone is as intelligent as you or me =P
Zindal: Like I saw this article earlier about people who posted pics of their first paychecks on Instagram
Zindal: Hashtagged for easy searching and everything
Garrion: yes, how idiotic
Zindal: All the info you need to ID theft someone
Zindal: And those people weren’t even drunk
Taragnor: I mean I figure the best thing to do would be to get him to open it for some reason. I mean my magic could do that.
Sachi: Yeah lol like I was dumb about some shit but I wasn’t THAT dumb when I got my first paycheck…
Taragnor: Well yeah I mean people do dumb stuff, but genreally not the people in power.
Zindal: lol are you shitting me
Zindal: How many politicians have been involved in some scandal
Zindal: Come on man
Taragnor: Well scandals are generally different, cause it’s not really the end for them most of the time.
Taragnor: Like most scandals don’t really do much.
Zindal: It still happens often enough that it isn’t outside the realm of plausibility
Garrion: ok, well you have lots to consider.. you can follow the Pathfinder’s plan, you can tell her you not interested in anything to do with her, you can look into the bandit problem, etc.. there is sort of a time crunch on the play thing thouigh since it is set to happen on a specific date
Taragnor: yeah I mean I’m thinking we can just send Satomi in through the chimney.
Sachi: I like the Pathfinders
Taragnor: Have her scout the place maybe.
Garrion: if you have your own plan seperate from that though it doesn’t matter
Sachi: I like the play idea too…
Zindal: lol yeah I like the play idea too
Taragnor: I get the feeling things are gonna go horribly wrong if we do the play…
Taragnor: I mean…. based on the last scripted msision we did… it basically just turns into a mandatory combat.
Garrion: that idea is just that.. an idea. it can be followed or not and has lots of variables itself….
Taragnor: So I’m kinda guessing it’s scripted so we automatically get discovered in the middle of it and have to fighty our way out.
Zindal: lol now who’s metagaming
Garrion: lol, so pessamistic
Taragnor: lol yeah I admit that’s blatant metagaming :)
Taragnor: But probably also true.
Taragnor: I mean it’s letting us keep our weapons for a reason.
Garrion: no, the only thing scripted is the play script and what you will have to face
Taragnor: Which I’m sure is because it’s gonna turn into a total bloodbath the way the first mission was. lol.
Taragnor: Where basically our only option was attacking the hellknights braveheart style on the road.
Taragnor: I’d kinda prefer to stick to a covert style.
Zindal: If we stay this covert we’re never going to do anything =P
Garrion: oh you mean the hellknights, not the gladiator thing
Taragnor: Well, we can drop Satomi thorugh the chimney.
Zindal: Dude how is she going to get out
Garrion: well there was timeline in place for that…. had you waited you would have missed the whole thing and had to break into the citadel instead
Taragnor: Climbing skill?
Taragnor: I mean it’s a chimney pretty easy to climb.
Garrion: had you acted immediately that night you could have done the jailbreak thing
Taragnor: Basically one of the easiest climbs you’ll get that isn’t a rope.
Taragnor: Well I would have done it at night but the shadow creatures were generally conidered to be bad.
Taragnor: So I figured we had to avoid them.
Garrion: it was all based WHEN you reacted, not how
Zindal: Heh, yeah, it was heavily emphasized that shadow beasts come out at night and are unbeatable killing machines
Zindal: So that kinda discouraged any night missions
Taragnor: yeah, pretty much it was like the Hellkinght citadle was this unassailable fortress, ad the shadow things will fuck you bad at night.
Taragnor: So it sorta only left one option that seemed at all reasonable.
Garrion: yes, that is a risk.. something you had to take into account
Taragnor: I’m kinda picturing Pitch black with the shadow creatures lol.
Taragnor: Where it’s just this swarm that eats you if you don’t stay in the light.
Zindal: Well Urso could probably be a good stand-in for Riddick
Taragnor: And using a bright light generally isn’t a good idea for a stealth mission…
Garrion: each option had its own set of challenges.. it all depended on what was more important.. a clean exctration with risk of shaow creatures, a hellknight encounter, a very trickly citadel infiltration
Taragnor: Heh, most of the other options wee pretty much described as suicide IC. or implied that we’d get fucked hard.
Zindal: lol yeah, it really didn’t seem like we had any real options
Garrion: not quite that bad.. not every person in the dark gets killed.. but the odds are favorable enough that not many want to take tat chance that it wil be them
Taragnor: Yeah lol. It feels sorta like a “Yeah you can totally do this, but seriously don’t… cause you’re gonna die.”
Garrion: well you could die worrying about when your next screw will be, hehe
Garrion: i leave this all up to you, everything has some challenges and some risk, some more than others, some moral options also… you have to make those calls…
Taragnor: heh well, yeah I’m just saying the risks seemed like WAY more risky on everything that wasn’t the straight out charge.
Garrion: i just react based on what the world does and the timeline of specific events
Garrion: i mean as we speak there are things happening that you have no clue about, IC or OOC…. that cold impact any of your missions
Taragnor: heh yeah, kinda why I like the idea of going in on our own timetable. We usually end up getting fucked when we stick to the preplanned schedule.
Taragnor: So I figure we’re better off sending Satomi in via the chimney.
Garrion: or you get fucked if you dally too long and the pit fiend breaks free and eats everyone in westcrown, haha
Zindal: Heh, I don’t really like the idea of sending the Boss in by herself where if she gets caught she’s basically dead
Taragnor: Should your team be caught or killed, the government will disavow any knowledge of your missiojn.
Sachi: :x I mean I don’t wanna sound like no cowardly bitch but that’s kinda my issue
Taragnor: heh well I mean if I could use my magic inside I could go in.
Garrion: or the asteroid you were supposed to interplanar travel to hurtles into the planet killing everyone because you did not start the thrusters diverting it away,
Taragnor: I ain’t really afraid of the guards.
Zindal: lol well you won’t know if you can or not…. until you go in
Garrion: ok, genre check
Taragnor: well yeah, it mgiht work inside. I don’t really know.
Taragnor: I just suck at climbingin if I can’t levivate :P
Zindal: Maybe you can get some info from those nobles, like if the mayor enjoys magical entertainment in his manor
Taragnor: That’s why I suggested Satomi.
Taragnor: Well yeah but by the time we talk to the nobles, it’ll be too late to actually have much of a plan cause we’ll already be inside.
Taragnor: And whatever timed events that were suppoed to trigger, will probably have already triggered.
Taragnor: No doubt catching us in some kind of fight to the death.
Zindal: Well maybe that’s something I can ask Roxanne about on my date, lol
Zindal: I have a date with a servant who works in the manor remember
Taragnor: yeah you can go ahead and do that.
Taragnor: See if magic works inside… be kinda weird question to ask though lol
Taragnor: hopefully she’s pretty dumb.
Zindal: Heh, well I just gotta phrase it right
Zindal: Something like “What’s it like to work in the mayor’s manor? I hear he enjoys all manner of entertainments”
Garrion: see like that for xample.. if Zindal bangs Roxanne but then flaunts his conquest to the group he looses his chance with Ailyn and Janiven at the same time, haha
Taragnor: yeah i mean if magic works inside, we can try it out. Won’t be hard at all like I said, wandering around inide.
Taragnor: I mean I figure Satomi even would be pretty good, she’s got high stealth I assume
Taragnor: being a rogue.
Taragnor: So she can splinter cell the thing if we get her in there.
Sachi: Yeah hehe. My stealth is 18.
Garrion: only one problem with that. it omits the rest of the group for that time span
Zindal: Still a big risk putting the boss out there on her own
Zindal: And yeah that too
Taragnor: Plus give her a good chance to try out her roguery stuff.
Taragnor: Well I mean being a rogue genreally entails scouting ahead and such.
Sachi: I don’t really like sidelining a bunch of people (but I do like roguery stuff; pixie is still gonna be rogueish)
Taragnor: Like that’s kinda part of the job description, getting recon and such.
Garrion: so you doig the pixie thing or not?
Taragnor: She’s probably not gonna be able to steal it on her own but she can get some scouting.
Taragnor: basically the goal is to get Urso in there cause he does the heavy lifting.
Taragnor: if we find a bunch fo gold we need him to carry i tout
Garrion: you don;t really have to drop “Satomi” completely, maybe just reassess some points
Zindal: Well if he’s invited in for his awesome performance in that play…
Garrion: Satomi could have been a pixie all along under guise
Taragnor: heh well I mean, I’m kinda assuming we get invited in and something is gonna end up happening that turns it inot a bloodbath.
Garrion: well the NCs already gave you a run down on what they view as the pros and cons
Zindal: So many assumptions
Taragnor: SInce that’s usually how these pathfinder adventures go. lol.
Taragnor: I mean I figure msot of this is an adventure path converted to GURPS, and the adventure paths are like 99.9% combat.
Garrion: this not a “Pthfinder Adventure” anyomore
Taragnor: They aint’ gonna have a stealth mission in the plot. lol.
Taragnor: Well yeah, but I’m saying if you’re following the plot of the PF modules, combat is basically assured.
Garrion: i am using some, actually many different adventures and some things of my own as framework tools, but the story is not scripted
Sachi: We off the rails son
Sachi: I suspected, man.
Garrion: you can reach point a nd go to point c without passing b
Zindal: Like that Dominos commercial
Zindal: THERE’S NO RULES
Zindal: “Keep your shirt on!”
Zindal: THERE’S ONE RULE
Taragnor: heh… well we’ll see. :P
Taragnor: I mean if Satomi wants to do the play thing we can. And see how it goes.
Taragnor: I’m just kinda predicting it’s gonna turn into a massive bloodbath.
Garrion: but some things may need you to go to B if you don;t have another method of bypassing it…
Taragnor: The only real question is how. lol.
Zindal: Yeah that sounds like a lot more fun than sitting on my ass while she does all the work
Taragnor: Like we may get detected as intruders or potentially someone else attacks the manor while we’re there.
Garrion: well it is already said it will be a blood bath.. that is the purpose of the play… “murder plays”
Zindal: He’s talking about when we get into the manor
Zindal: He’s convinced that if we follow the adventure hook given to us that it’s going to railroad us into combat no matter what
Garrion: the play will go on without you.. or it may not if no actors are found.. will they still succeed or will they fail… if they instead get invited and the play happens can you infiltrate some way then, likely… if the play fails then the party never happens and that opportunity is lost, but there are others
Garrion: lke i said you can talk it to death and speculate till the end ofdays… but you really only know by making a choice to act
Zindal: Yeah heh
Taragnor: Yeah well I mean I’ll let Sachi ultiamtely decide.
Garrion: is it the right choice.. maybe or maybe not.. just like with life we never know what our choices cause
Garrion: unless your character has time alteration and can go back to the descision moment over and over again each time he dies
Sachi: Yeah dude I mean at some point we gotta live.
Garrion: i mean if you really wanted to through me for a loop you could pack up and move to Ustalov or something and fight some undead, hehe
Taragnor: heh, well I’m trying to avoid most of the fighting thing and actually have a stealth-based msision . heh.
Zindal: Well if everyone at the manor gets drunk and passes out there ain’t gonna be much to fight
Garrion: well this is a very stealthy, urban, intrigue-y, political, adventure. so it should be right up your alley
Taragnor: well yeah, it’s got the potential for it. I’m just not sure if that’s how it’ll actually end up :)
Taragnor: But lets let Sachi decide, since she’s supposed to be the real group leade.r
Taragnor: at least till she makes the fairy.
Garrion: well you can go in with hus]ge attitudes and cause a fight if you wanted…. i mean there always is that chance :)
Taragnor: When she makes the fairy, then I guess I become group leader. heh.
Sachi: I mean I think the play sounds interesting. And checking out what’s in the lodge. And the others seemed interested too.
Garrion: well like i said.. i think the pixie and satomi can work together.. if she rearranges her points
Taragnor: well the pixie is gonan be a hardcore caster.
Sachi: I mean, she’s not gonna be as rich as Satomi but her personality would be fairly similar, just a bit less mercantile
Garrion: the main thing with Satomi is her status with the group and wealth…. the pioxie could be posing as satomi all this time in “human” guise
Garrion: once she trusts you all she drops the disguise and lets you see her true form
Taragnor: well I don’t think she was gonna take a bunch of disguise spells though
Garrion: or maybe some event neccessitates her giving up her secret
Sachi: Yeah that’s kinda why I was talking about keeping Satomi around as a background NPC, cause it’d be weird if she just went poof with all her money (unless I just get a bunch of money as a caster but I thought magery was expensive >.>
Taragnor: yeah lol, gonna be tough to afford wealth and the magic stuff
Taragnor: and DX
Taragnor: since you’re making the pixie a thief too
Zindal: Yeah just have Satomi as a background character doing Boss stuff and the pixie becomes our offensive caster or something
Taragnor: no way you’ll afford money too
Garrion: well we can keep satomi as a striclty off the books character.. she can become a “patron” advantage for all of you
Taragnor: well maybe if you totally dump strength
Taragnor: I guess mgiht be possible
Taragnor: be funny if Satomi lost her company in a game of cards to the pixie. lol.
Taragnor: So some fairy is your boss now.
Garrion: she is tired of the fie;d and runs things from her secure office.. like Charlie
Sachi: Yeah, like that way I could go back to her if the pixie got squished or whatever
Sachi: Hehe yeah~
Zindal: Yeah I think that idea works better
Sachi: That’d be really cool actually.
Zindal: That way the company boss isn’t putting herself in constant danger either, lol
Zindal: And she can do things for us behind the scenes
Zindal: Pull strings and make contacts and such
Sachi: (I wouldn’t mind getting to RP her from time to time either cause she’s fun~)
Sachi: Even if it’s like just for a scene now and then.
Zindal: Zindal will still make regular visits
Garrion: but she is under my control as an NPC, you can have input based on what concept you have for her and what advatages you have allow
Garrion: i mean you can take contact, parton, etc and get lots of meta influence in her activity within the game
Zindal: It’d be hilarious to see a fairy casting save or dies, like Finger of Death or something
Garrion: Satomi: “Hey I have just the – eh – person for this job…..”
Taragnor: lol nah. the real hillarious thing woudl be the fairy using evicerate spell.
Taragnor: That would be so inredibly awesome.
Taragnor: That Sachi must do it at least once.
Sachi: I’m so gonna take that if I can fit it
Sachi: Just for how metal it would be
Sachi: If I only cast it once in the whole campaign it’ll be worth it
Taragnor: lol yeah.
Zindal: All right well I’m gonna go to bed for now
Zindal: Catch you guys later
Garrion: oh i was working up my stat conversions for the pit fiend, in case he ever comes to play…. his claw attack is 32 skill or some crazy shit like that and 6d damage
Sachi: Night night Tab!
Zindal: I could take him
Taragnor: Yeah lets let Zindal fight him :P
Taragnor: Prolly like DR 15 or something if you dont’ got a holy silver weapon.
Zindal: Anyway I’m out, later
Garrion: i actually have a pretty decent method down for doing a quick convert of d20 to GURPS. it not full proof but it is pretty good in a pinch
Sachi: As soon as he crit or you failed an evade he’d like poke out your epiglottis
Taragnor: And that natural DR applies to its eyes too :P
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Sachi: That’s a pretty ridiculous skill, It’d be like FATAL where you can impale someone through the uterus but not any of the organs in front or behind it
Sachi: ^ FATAL is the worst RPG ever made
Taragnor: I think that Normality game might be worse.
Taragnor: given that it’s liek.. not even a game.
Garrion: well a skill like that is useless if you don;t target vitals and do the attack option to lowerdefenses
Sachi: I still think it would be hilarious to pull Normality on some people though
Sachi: Like to actually give them that book and follow the “character” “creation” “rules” and say “THIS IS WHAT WE’RE GODDAMN PLAYING TONIGHT”
Sachi: I especially like the suggestions in the GM’s guide for “setting the proper atmosphere” that include stuff like putting a CD player on each end of the room with a different CD in each one
Sachi: For values of “like” that include “think it’s a hilarious parody-whatever-thing of RPGs”
Taragnor: Also FATAL is actually about ethics in gaming journalism.
Garrion: i’m off to bed… get your pixie ready and we’ll work on writing her in and Satmoi out with whatever traits need to be in place for her to still be in the story
Sachi: Ok, thanks! Goodnight G!
Taragnor: Yeah, the pxiie would be pretty cool.
Garrion: though, you do realize that a pixie would not be well recieved in Chelliax
Sachi: I suspected as much, but I figure it’ll be easier to hide since I’m less than 6" tall.
Garrion: yes it would…. unless you glow, hehe
Taragnor: heh… I hope she doesn’t glow.
Sachi: Someone could even smuggle me in a pocket :3 Also I’m pretty sure I don’t… Checking…
Taragnor: yeah at 6 inches you can be carried in backpacks or pouches.
Sachi: Nah, but I do require mana constantly (I assume mana is pretty much everywhere)
Sachi: She’s actually more like 5.25, hehe
Garrion: there are some places without.. ot decreased amounts, also some with more.. but in general you can assume a “normal” mana level
Sachi: She’ll know right away if she lacks it, anyway >.>;
Taragnor: heh, yeah I mean at first I thought the manro was a dead magic zone, then with further study I figured out it’s just an uber ward.
Taragnor: It may or may not cause a pixie to wink out of existnece.
Sachi: Well, in a dead magic zone she loses 1 HP per minute, so it’s not like STALKER where you take a wrong step and you’re meat paste
Taragnor: oh okay, it’s 1 per minute?
Taragnor: Yeah that’s not bad.
Taragnor: I was just thinking it was instadeath or soemthing
Garrion: maybe it is not dispeling at all… maybe anything magical gets auto-portaled to the Asmodean Knot, haha
Taragnor: I’m not sure what that is, but that’d probably be even worse for Sachi.
Sachi: Yeah it sounds pretty bad… Unless it’s a sexual position like they were saying
Taragnor: yeah it’s not.
Garrion: lol, only zindal would think that
Taragnor: well the pit fiend might have its way with him.
Taragnor: And tie him into a knot after its done.
Taragnor: Zindal will be all like “What you afraid of? Oh right, it’s eye has 15 DR”
Sachi: I’m not sure whether to take Weirdness Magnet or Lecherousness for the pixie.
Taragnor: Lecherous pixie.. That’s be pretty awesome.
Sachi: I’m not sure what to expect from the former but it sounds fun, whereas the latter would be hilarious
Garrion: while you connected give me a research roll on the Asmodean Knot at -7 for basic info
Loryc: ←rolls Wizard! and gets 9 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of -7)
Loryc SUCCEEDS by 0
Taragnor: wow barely did it with the -7.
Garrion: Ok you knoly learn the most basic of info in some histoical books you find.. and talking to Ailyn to make sense of it
Garrion: The Asmodean Knot is a pocket demi-plane, created of shadowstuff, used by the Lord High Mayor of Westcrown as a personal vault. Being not of the prime material plane, it may or may not follow traditional rules of physics within. It is widely thought to hold many treasures, traps and horrible creatures and spirits. The Knot was invented by Lord High Mayor Anvengen Doskivari, who was an powerful Asmodean cleric and engineer. He is presumed to have died in the Knot, since he never returned from it.
Taragnor: So basically there’s gonna be a portal leading to the vault, and without the command word we have no chance of getting ot it.
Taragnor: Damn, why can’t it just have a temperature and pressure sensor like a normal vault.
Garrion: because you wanted a game with magic instead of a scifi game, haha
Garrion: ok, that is your little nugget to chew on…. looking forward to next session.. if you actually make up your minds what you are goig to try toaccomplish
Sachi: Night night~!
Sachi: I’m off too, hehe~
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Taragnor: heh well I mean we’re acting on limited info, so it’s tough.
Taragnor: Always tougfh to make a move w/o really knowing what we’re getting into.
Garrion: yep, the nature of a non-scripted sandbox, hehe
Taragnor: heh. well I would like a little more info on stuff, so our non-plan doesn’t just devolve into going in Rambo style and murdering everything.
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