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Author Topic: Clarion Quietus (OOC) Part 1  (Read 281503 times)
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« Reply #525 on: May 31, 2011, 07:52:27 AM »

Maybe. Cara, yes, definitely. When you see her it will be pretty shocking to you.

Garion, maybe not. He wasn't around as much, and he's aged almost twenty years of very hard and sad life.

Also, keep in mind that it is dark, foggy, there's only one lantern in the back and things got pretty hectic the moment you started thinking about it.

On the other hand, certain things, like stress, smells, or recurring themes can be strong memory triggers.

It's up to you.
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« Reply #526 on: May 31, 2011, 05:46:32 PM »

When it hits the fan it does so pretty epicly.
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« Reply #527 on: May 31, 2011, 06:43:38 PM »

Oh, it hasn't even begun...

I've been waiting months for this scene. Smiley
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« Reply #528 on: May 31, 2011, 06:56:15 PM »

And there you were thinking that meeting your father was dramatic... Wink
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« Reply #529 on: June 01, 2011, 11:22:22 AM »

I'm going to give you wagon folks the rest of the day and then I'm going to cut to the folks in the cave.
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« Reply #530 on: June 01, 2011, 04:38:02 PM »

Can Amethyst make out the symbol on the book?  And how rare are books among her order?
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« Reply #531 on: June 01, 2011, 06:15:57 PM »

There isn't really and Order, per se. It's just been you and Grandmother. You're aware that there are others, but until Grandfather you'd never actually met any of them.

Books are very rare. You've only seen a few in your life and none of them looked like this.

This one looks essentially like a leather case bound in metal. Once the leather was white, but now it's faded, stained and grey. The metal was probably silver or platinum, but it has tarnished to black. The metal is still etched with sweeping swirls but they are mostly full of corrosion now. They symbol on the cover is also metal. Once it was probably silver and white, and very beautiful, but now it is black on grey. The lock and the hinges on the spine are of amazing craftsmanship, both sturdy and elegant. You've never seen anything like it.
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« Reply #532 on: June 01, 2011, 07:45:03 PM »

Also, the symbol isn't something Amethyst recognizes, but it is in the same style as the symbol Grandfather scratched into the dirt. It's hard to make out under the corrosion and tarnish, but it looks something like a stylized heart with curved lines emanating around it.
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« Reply #533 on: June 02, 2011, 12:00:34 PM »

It's Combat Round time!

I'm still going to run things a little loose, but this will give everyone a pretty good idea of how combat will flow in this game.

I'm actually starting combat about three rounds in for dramatic purpose. The scene will unfold as initiative order progresses, so don't worry if you don't really know what's going on at first.

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Dorin
Reggie
Cloaked Figures
Otter and Star
Ivy (22 damage taken. 2 Wound points left, Fatigued)
Eirik (12 damage taken)
Linus
Nefario
Baily
Cara (invisible in the fog)


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« Reply #534 on: June 02, 2011, 04:27:07 PM »

Can we get a description of the layout/where people are.

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« Reply #535 on: June 02, 2011, 04:48:34 PM »

It's coming. Dorin will probably run downstairs, I'll give the full layout from his perspective. As soon as I get it done I'll post a basic map of the area in OOC.
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« Reply #536 on: June 02, 2011, 11:54:11 PM »

I'm back now but it's late. I'll catch up tomorrow.
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« Reply #537 on: June 02, 2011, 11:59:14 PM »

Ivy (22 damage taken. At 0 Wounds. Staggered)
Um...ouch? So, I'm confused. My vitality is 10 and my wound points are 14. How did 22 take me to 0 wound points? And am I rolling any saves? Basically, I'm just about dead? Is that just your plan or did I put myself in this spot?
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« Reply #538 on: June 03, 2011, 02:43:29 AM »

Not to try to answer any of the specific details of your situation - but in PF, on 0 hp you can still act, though you're automatically considered "Staggered".  That means that you're effectively on half actions.  You can move.  Or you can take a swing at someone.  Or you can cast a single spell or use an ability.....  Anything that would take a full round's activity is impossible, and if the DM does allow anything more strenuous then it risks pushing you over the edge - and then you start dying.  But at 0, you won't get any worse without a push of some kind.

Regaining a single point will clear your head and remove the Staggered condition.  Of course, in Midnight that's probably easier said than done.
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« Reply #539 on: June 03, 2011, 04:29:16 AM »

It's coming. Dorin will probably run downstairs, I'll give the full layout from his perspective. As soon as I get it done I'll post a basic map of the area in OOC.
Damn straight. Downstairs (well, down, anyway) we go!
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« Reply #540 on: June 03, 2011, 09:51:06 AM »

I'm back now but it's late. I'll catch up tomorrow.

Damn! This was my way of making sure that there was an in game reason for Ivy to be out of the action if you weren't back, but still well enough to take action if you managed to get to a computer.

So I not only screwed up the timing of when you'd be back, I also misread your total HP.

My mistake is your gain. You aren't at zero, and you aren't Staggered. You're just very badly hurt. When you take wound damage you have to save or become Fatigued. The dice say you got a 13 on your save, which isn't enough to hold off the pain. Makes sense to me considering you were just struck by lightning.

So I think that means you're at 2 wounds and Fatigued, but can otherwise act completely normally.

Don't worry too much. I'm not going to kill Ivy. Smiley
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« Reply #541 on: June 03, 2011, 10:23:20 AM »

yet...
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« Reply #542 on: June 03, 2011, 10:32:38 AM »

Heh. Yeah.

So it's Ivy and Eirik's turn now. Visibility is reduced to ten feet of normal visibility, ten feet of partial.

The whole cove is only about 40 feet across, the switchback is difficult terrain when going up and is about 40 feet to the plateau above. The cave is a slight curve inward for 10 feet and then opening up into a 20 by 15 room.

I'll have a map up in the next day or two. Until then just assume you can reach anywhere you want to go in one movement.
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« Reply #543 on: June 03, 2011, 12:13:49 PM »

yet...

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« Reply #544 on: June 03, 2011, 04:31:51 PM »

@Exile - I was assuming that it's different with the wound stuff. Maybe not.
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« Reply #545 on: June 03, 2011, 05:05:32 PM »

I'll hold my turn until Dorin takes charge of the wounded.
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« Reply #546 on: June 03, 2011, 06:09:11 PM »

Dorin has acted this round, running down and assessing everything. If you wait for his turn you'll be giving up this round's action. I'll count that as refocusing, bringing you to the top of the initiative for next round. Iscthat what you'd like to do?

Great post, btw.

Eirik, you're up.
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« Reply #547 on: June 03, 2011, 06:10:12 PM »

Um, sorry. No it's not. I got confused by the text of the story. I'll do something else.

And thanks!
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« Reply #548 on: June 03, 2011, 06:20:21 PM »

Scratch that. I'll "refocus" like you said.
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« Reply #549 on: June 03, 2011, 06:46:48 PM »

Fox, check the character discussion thread. I wanted to discuss ivy but I don't want  to clog things up here.
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