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by MercyDrake
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log - 4/8/21
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Travel Log - 4/8/21

The party left the lower half of Ver Day in the druid's crypt of the mausoleum and headed northwest to the garden house for the promise of herbs for Ursa and intent on rescuing the purported unicorn. They found two buildings, the first was the store and behind it what looked like a residence. The pa...
by MercyDrake
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 6 - 1 Apr 2021 Green and Bear It
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Session 6 - 1 Apr 2021 Green and Bear It

I'm convinced the Dark Side works like Star Trek's Mirror, Mirror. :-) So Cherulis is here and Silurech is there. :-D
by MercyDrake
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game Rotations
Replies: 24
Views: 185

Re: Game Rotations

My Friday night game has been running for 20+ years. We have seven groups active in John's world and switching between groups is seamless as long as each group comes to a decent stopping point each time. This does not mean that everything is wrapped up in a pretty bow, it just means the group is at ...
by MercyDrake
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Character Mottos
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Character Mottos

Vauhxx : Life is what you make of it
by MercyDrake
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Daggerford NPCs (so far and largely unordered)
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Daggerford NPCs (so far and largely unordered)

Good gosh, my spellings have been a bit... off
by MercyDrake
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Group Talk, Decisions
Replies: 18
Views: 190

Re: Group Talk, Decisions

I need to log in more often. Clearly.

I'm fine with what is outlined here. Let's try it and adjust if we have to.
by MercyDrake
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Character Motto
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: Character Motto

Wutryn: "I will sit quietly, and absorb, until I make a decision. Then it will be too late."
by MercyDrake
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Options Open to the Party (as of March 2021)
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Options Open to the Party (as of March 2021)

I agree with Hazen, "Wow!"
by MercyDrake
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game Rotations
Replies: 24
Views: 185

Re: Game Rotations

I have a long-standing game on Friday nights that would be very hard to change. Other than that I have games every other Tuesday and every other Sunday. Weeks where I have Tues-Thurs-Fri-Sun are more than a bit tiring. So if we play an extra session, I'd want to push it to a Thu-Fri week preferentia...
by MercyDrake
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 6 - 1 Apr 2021 Green and Bear It
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Session 6 - 1 Apr 2021 Green and Bear It

Cherulis had posed their question – 'why are you here'? One by one the party answered but only Talis' was of any substance: • Lady JoJo asked if they had heard of her flying house parties and offered champagne and cakes and a picnic, but there are no structures on the green so houses held little int...
by MercyDrake
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 03/25/21 - The Second Batch
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Notes from 03/25/21 - The Second Batch

The party had a long rest overnight, during which time Mercy suggested that Sedon consult his book about the current situation. After much discussion, Sedon came up with a question (“what location in Daggerford is the safest for ourselves and anyone that might be hosting us?”) but the divination did...
by MercyDrake
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log - 3/18/21
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Travel Log - 3/18/21

Dinnertime in the Superior Inn. While the party was exploring the tunnels, an attack on a small house in town resulted in a family being moved for safety to the Superior Inn - into Morena’s quarters. Morena was also moved and is now sharing quarters in Auntie’s Inn, and one of the guests from Auntie...
by MercyDrake
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Leveling Conundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Leveling Conundrum

My Friday night game has been going on for 23 years. The characters have gone from level 1 to a couple of them now reaching level 20. We have seven different groups and others running around this sandbox and the groups leave footprints that the other groups find, or accidentally let loose a dragon t...
by MercyDrake
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: "Favoritism" and "Railroading"
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: "Favoritism" and "Railroading"

I can agree with this 100% Though I've seen DMs both reward and punish for emotional reasons. Best story I have about this is a tower of elementals the party was supposed to fight through. If I remember correctly the lowest floor had air, then earth, then fire, then water before reaching the wizard'...
by MercyDrake
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 03/11/21 - Who Is This "Sedon"?
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Notes from 03/11/21 - Who Is This "Sedon"?

The bad guys know we're here

The daughter now knows we're here

The dam has a huge crack and water is already pouring through. Even if the party wanted to, I doubt this can be held off very long...
by MercyDrake
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 03/11/21 - Who Is This "Sedon"?
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Notes from 03/11/21 - Who Is This "Sedon"?

The expected knock on the door came. Mercy threw open the door and glowered at the Zentarum facing her. The intimidation was massive but there were five of them and the knocker didn’t back off. After grudgingly telling him that he was annoying her, “Cerise”, and her daughter “Angela” (Sedon), the sc...
by MercyDrake
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log - 3/4/21
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Travel Log - 3/4/21

As previously noted, there is a cave on coast south of Common Man Bathhouse. Bats flying in and out marked this. There is a set of tunnels. Heading west is a longer tunnel with: (1) North to lamp and short ladder up to a magically locked trap door. A skull totem was present on way out, as though som...
by MercyDrake
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 2/25/21
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Travel Log 2/25/21

The party woke to a heartbroken Morena dealing with a lover’s spat and comforted her, then joined her for breakfast in her dining room. Wutryn left briefly to retrieve Bastia, who returned with Ver Day, temporarily, as well. Ursa admitted she’d slept horribly. She admitted to weird dreams: - She was...
by MercyDrake
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 02/18/21 - I've Been in the Pit
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Notes from 02/18/21 - I've Been in the Pit

Letter taken from Sinestra Karas: You are to ensure that none of the priests nor any of their "devotions" leave the cistern network. Under no circumstances do we wish the nobility in the town or castle to discover what has transpired. We await word from Pereghost, but we do not believe wha...
by MercyDrake
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 02/18/21 - I've Been in the Pit
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Notes from 02/18/21 - I've Been in the Pit

Eclipse rolls Healing Spirit L4: (3d6) : [4 + 3 + 3] = 10 Eclipse rolls Healing Spirit L4: (3d6) : [2 + 6 + 2] = 10 Eclipse rolls Healing Spirit L4: (3d6) : [5 + 6 + 4] = 15 Eclipse rolls Healing Spirit L4: (3d6) : [1 + 1 + 5] = 7 Eclipse rolls Healing Spirit L4: (3d6) : [3 + 1 + 5] = 9 Eclipse roll...
by MercyDrake
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 02/18/21 - I've Been in the Pit
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Notes from 02/18/21 - I've Been in the Pit

Between Eclipse’s Healing Spirit and several cures from Mercy, the party got back to reasonable health. Mercy disguised herself as Sinestra Karas to play with the prisoner’s mind, but he saw through it very quickly. Even so, the guard, “Davo,” was tied up and interrogated, Amaroth trying to convince...
by MercyDrake
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 5 - 8 Feb 2021 Parrot-shoots
Replies: 0
Views: 523

Session 5 - 8 Feb 2021 Parrot-shoots

The party recounted their experiences of the past two weeks: - Clement had taken sailing lessons and visited the Valedictorian to sample its sored knowledge of the islands and seas. Clement bought a machete for each party member, except Vauhxx who already wields an axe. - Ffillippe conducted researc...
by MercyDrake
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 2/4/21
Replies: 0
Views: 521

Travel Log 2/4/21

(Bastia checked into the Dockside Inn.) (Morena efforts off camera) Ursa and Atmohs went to the sewer entry point to work on the cleanout of whatever sewer problem existed. With a ‘Oh, c’mon, it’s water,’ Bastia decided to go along, and dragged a semi-willing Wutryn with her. The party was told that...
by MercyDrake
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/28/21 - The Rat Who Does Not Squeal
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Notes from 01/28/21 - The Rat Who Does Not Squeal

Mercy rolls Skill - Decp: (d20+2) : [20 + 2] = 22 Fuma rolls Skill - Deception (CHA+Dark): (d20-1+2) : [6 - 1 + 2] = 7 Sedon rolls Skill: Deception: (d20+4+0) : [18 + 4] = 22 Sedon rolls Skill: Deception: (d20+4+0) : [4 + 4] = 8 Amaroth rolls Skill (Deception): (d20+5+8) : [20 + 5 + 8] = 33 Fuma rol...
by MercyDrake
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/28/21 - The Rat Who Does Not Squeal
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Notes from 01/28/21 - The Rat Who Does Not Squeal

Back in the Dragonback Inn, the party shared their stories. Mercy and Amaroth were rather contrite. Sedon and Fuma were amazed they got away with it. And Eclipse was excited, still on a liver high. The party decided to go find the cistern, and attempt to retrieve Moraine. Fuma in cowl, and Mercy, di...
by MercyDrake
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 4 - 19 Jan 2021 Being Knotty
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Session 4 - 19 Jan 2021 Being Knotty

Everyone got an Acumen, Ffillippe and Vauhxx also got a Joy.
by MercyDrake
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 4 - 19 Jan 2021 Being Knotty
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Session 4 - 19 Jan 2021 Being Knotty

Before Ffillippe did anything else, he tried to simply go through the portal – and wound up eating foliage. Next, he went back to the original plan of talking to something He policed the area in front of the portal, making it so very much more alluring to a random rock that was parked there. He then...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 1/14/21
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Travel Log 1/14/21

Forgot:
- Mother of all Melodies is in the Superior Inn
- Charles and Charla from Shoetown as well
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 1/14/21
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Travel Log 1/14/21

The morning found the Seabird crew tossing food up to an albatross. This worked well until a Bob accidentally threw a piece of food into its face and made it angry. On closer inspection, this albatross had teeth and a nasty attitude. Atmohs, Bastia, and Ursa had to fight it, with Ursa landing the ki...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/27/20
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Travel Log 12/27/20

Morena’s air bubble dissolved as she broke the surface of the water in the underwater cave. She looked haggard. Morena had been on board for roughly 24 hours, and, apparently, the elven pirates had jettisoned her (forcing her to walk the plank.) Wutryn finished up a message that she gave to a dolphi...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/26/20
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Travel Log 12/26/20

Melody knocked on the door to the room that Atmohs and Ursa share and asked Atmohs to attend her. She wanted to know what happened to Morena and paled when told about the events that led to Morena’s leaving on the Midnight Star. After asking what Lady Night looked like, she became further agitated a...
by MercyDrake
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/27/20
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Travel Log 12/27/20

Placeholder Wutryn and Morena travel to Brewtown
by MercyDrake
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/26/20
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Travel Log 12/26/20

Placeholder for Wutryn's visit with the captain
Placeholder for Atmohs and Melody saving her
Placeholder for Wutryn's travel to rescue Morena
by MercyDrake
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/21/20
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Travel Log 12/21/20

Placeholder for Morena's kidnapping
by MercyDrake
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #1 of 3 - A/M
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #1 of 3 - A/M

Most of the outcomes would have had similar results. Not going might have been the only better: 1) if "Marco" and "Fuma" had tried to simply leave, they would have had to deal with the guards at the door. Probable scene - get simple derision as we left in shame, but bullies tend ...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #3 of 3 - S/F
Replies: 0
Views: 414

Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #3 of 3 - S/F

Session 64 – Duchery #3 S/F Sedon and Fuma (Eclipse in rat form) left the Dragonback Inn after “Marco” and “Fuma” departed. Belfon reacted with a double take on seeing a second Fuma but did not otherwise acknowledge. While on the Duke’s Way, they were accosted by a passing set of three city guardsme...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 13
Views: 1763

Re: Food for Thought

I have to agree that the kidnapping was unexpected and therefore a good twist. As for the character being non-good - something was correctly reasoned out. very good. This is going to come out wrong, so I'll apologize up front about it - you are expecting other characters to react to your character a...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #2 of 3 - E
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #2 of 3 - E

Eclipse, in rat form, made her way to the jail, squeezing under the jailhouse door to enter. There was a guard at each end of the corridor and a hound in the middle of the long, narrow room. None noticed the rodent. Switching to mouse form, Eclipse went under a door across from the hound into the co...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #1 of 3 - A/M
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #1 of 3 - A/M

“Marco” (Amaroth) and “Fuma” (Mercy) made the journey to the Daggerford Inn. No guards were seen en route until a set of two in the marketplace, and then two more at the Inn’s doorway. The guards at the door accosted the pair and asked their intentions. “Fuma” let the Honorable “Marco” do the talkin...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: In Disguises
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: In Disguises

So body structure and facial structure is also approximately Fuma-ish
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: In Disguises
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: In Disguises

As I understand disguise, you can make approximate size, shape, and physical characteristics only. So Mercy would be Fuma's height (actually she went for about two inches taller - Fuma is 5'8" and she went for roughly 5'10"). She would have had his hair/eye color. She would have had any ap...
by MercyDrake
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 13
Views: 1763

Re: Food for Thought

If the players are playing their PC true to the character created, then it shouldn't matter whether the idea came from an NPC or a PC. If the character is cool to an idea for character reasons, it should be so across the board. We are, after all, supposed to be role playing. That being said, it is a...
by MercyDrake
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 13
Views: 1763

Re: Food for Thought

I like worlds that (1) are a sandbox and allow players to do things that may not even be a glimmer in the DM's eye, and (2) have a timeline of events that will happen on a set schedule if the PC's do not intervene. Yes, I understand this requires the DM to have created three or five times as much wo...
by MercyDrake
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Game Mechanics
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: Game Mechanics

That seems quite reasonable and should save time in the long run
by MercyDrake
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 3 - 28 Dec 2020 Hedging Our Bets
Replies: 0
Views: 818

Session 3 - 28 Dec 2020 Hedging Our Bets

Wusinius Black looked at the motley crew judgmentally. Ffillippe kept himself a little apart to be less included in that askance glance. Vauhxx offered the explanation that the group needed to be as diverse as possible to insure it could adapt and deal with whatever challenges it came across. Wusini...
by MercyDrake
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/21/20
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Travel Log 12/21/20

Just keeping score:
- Morena possibly kidnapped on the Midnight Star
- Bastia apparently working for/with Ver Day and about to disembark
- Ursa and Atmohs being tempted but not sure whether they want to stay in Brewtown
- Wutryn being kept in the Captain's cabin. Apparently willingly.

:-)
by MercyDrake
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/21/20
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Travel Log 12/21/20

Wutryn’s sleep was interrupted by the goddess of the seas. Thasa was short and to the point and rolling her eyes: "Poseidon is nagging me again. He wants to make sure some pet of his is being treated nicely. Go up one deck now, Dear, and make sure no sea creatures are being hurt. Otherwise, I w...
by MercyDrake
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 12/17/20 - Join the Army!
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Notes from 12/17/20 - Join the Army!

Amiroth announced that he had learned raise dead and legend lore, but he lacked the components to make those spells usable. After a short discussion, the party decided it would be good to look around for such components in Daggerford. Inquiries resulted in a couple of options – the temple of Timora ...
by MercyDrake
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/1/20
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Travel Log 12/1/20

Hopefully this reconstruction is accurate enough and complete enough. Feel free to add corrections and enhancements.
by MercyDrake
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/1/20
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Travel Log 12/1/20

Wutryn spent some time on the deck of the Seabird, watching the ebb and flow of the Bobs, playing her ocarina. When Roger came out on deck, to walk a rat of all things, Atmohs and Bastia were nearby and watched as Wutryn cast a spell (detect thoughts). She then moved to approach Roger, who was walki...

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