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by Hazen
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 7/14/16 - Victory is ours!
Replies: 19
Views: 2314

Scythe of Yeenoghu

Yol does a legend lore on the Scythe of Yeenoghu : +3 unholy dancing scythe Alignment: CE Other attributes: Intelligent; talks; has dark vision; can intimate and bluff. Casts: detect undead (as a free action). Its Special Purpose : Is to defend the servants and interests of Yeenoghu. Note: It can al...
by Hazen
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 7/14/16 - Victory is ours!
Replies: 19
Views: 2314

Artifacts

Brianna does legend lore on the artifacts: Staff of Afelbain : Staff of Shadow Maiming: Undead +3 undead bane, ghost touch qtr staff (both ends). You are harder to hit by undead (+2 deflection bonus). Cast necro spells better (CL +2). Chance to destroy any shadow cr hit. Protects against possession ...
by Hazen
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 7/14/16 - Victory is ours!
Replies: 19
Views: 2314

Re: More of Maure?

Veracity wrote:How much more of Maure are we doing?

That depends on how many Maures are left. We have to collect the whole set!
by Hazen
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 6/23/16 - Deal or no deal?
Replies: 17
Views: 2074

Re: Afelbain deal or not?

Also, how much time has elapsed? Is this is a go away and ask the god the questions and then talk it over and then come back the next day? Or are we doing all this in the hallway the same day in the same hour? It's at least the next day, since Yol needs to learn commune . She'll ask the questions t...
by Hazen
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 6/23/16 - Deal or no deal?
Replies: 17
Views: 2074

Some more questions about Afelbain might be in order. Is he a spellcaster? I believe Igor suggested a wall of force to cut off the tome on the table, followed by a dimension door to retrieve the tome. Well, what if Afelbain or one of his minions can dimension door or otherwise get around it? Then th...
by Hazen
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 6/23/16 - Deal or no deal?
Replies: 17
Views: 2074

Commune Questions

A commune will allow Yol to ask 20 yes or no questions. Please think of questions, or refine these below. Please post your ideas here. Some thoughts: Does Afelbain know where the Scythe is? Is there a way to prevent the Maurids from reforming? Is it bad us to destroy the shields for Afelbain? Can Af...
by Hazen
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 6/9/16 - Spilling its guts
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

[The party] learned a whole lot of stuff This was a surprise ending to me, but not to the DMs who had knowledge of the lich's secret motivations. The DMs should congratulate themselves on completely fooling the players, and not question the players on acting reasonably given what they "knew&qu...
by Hazen
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 6/9/16 - Spilling its guts
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Notes from 6/9/16 - Spilling its guts

What made it even more suspect, was that it was made to Igor. From a highly intelligent creature who had seen us in action twice now, that made no sense.. Igor was the only one in the room with him at the time. And are you sure he was "highly intelligent"? He was Sorcerer, not a Wizard. A...
by Hazen
Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 6/9/16 - Spilling its guts
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Notes from 6/9/16 - Spilling its guts

You attacked a creature - a foe whom your were battling, admittedly - who held up its hands and, although not exactly a surrender, asked for a truce. You ignored that and tried to kill it so you could loot its belongings. To my eye, this is step one from CN to CE. Alignment change rarely happens as...
by Hazen
Tue May 10, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Pre-admission Interviews
Replies: 17
Views: 3463

Re: "He tasks me!"

Eli and Yub-nub took Igor's stuff. Igor wants his stuff back. They must pay. Any of us would likely feel the same. I don't recall anybody saying that this shouldn't be a party/personal goal - especially since the DM specifically intended it to be motivation for the PCs to continue engaging with Eli...
by Hazen
Tue May 10, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Pre-admission Interviews
Replies: 17
Views: 3463

"He tasks me!"

Brianna, methinks you're over analyzing. It's not weighting up this or that plus. Eli and Yub-nub took Igor's stuff. Igor wants his stuff back. They must pay. Any of us would likely feel the same. "Vengeance on a dumb brute!" cried Starbuck, "that simply smote thee from blindest insti...
by Hazen
Mon May 09, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Pre-admission Interviews
Replies: 17
Views: 3463

Other ideas: ... Flanking give +2 and lets rogues do sneak attacks. Rogues with opportunist get an extra attack when fellow party member hits. Therefore, tactical movement & positioning seems essential: surround him with lots of combatants and set up flanking and one can even hope that he will ...
by Hazen
Mon May 09, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Pre-admission Interviews
Replies: 17
Views: 3463

Once Igor has his old "stuff" back, the party is ready to handle any and every encounter, since the lack of Igor's "stuff" is, literally, the overriding most important thing that the party needs to remedy in order to meet any and all future encounters. Am I incorrect about that?...
by Hazen
Sun May 08, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Pre-admission Interviews
Replies: 17
Views: 3463

Re: Veracity's goals

FYI certain Dargas characters have actually done a favor for one of The Circle of Eight. MA 191 - "The Prisoner of Zender" - 30 Jan 1991 Hazen (T7), Kress (F6), Tigerblade (F4C6), Malarky (M4), Trinket (T6), Elvira Muncid (C8F7M7), Ivan (F6) How's your memory? ;) Wow! Ancient history! Als...
by Hazen
Fri May 06, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Pre-admission Interviews
Replies: 17
Views: 3463

Pre-admission Interviews

We question Nornuk : He's only known Eli and Yug-Anarka couple of weeks. Nornuk and Vlarda were hired by Nornuk's "Patron" to see who was coming in and out of Maure Castle . They saw and reported: Seekers (an organization of tomb-raiders / grave robbers, etc.), gnolls , and then Eli. Eli's...
by Hazen
Fri May 06, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!
Replies: 67
Views: 5701

Re: post per interrogation?

Veracity wrote:Yol, since you led the interrogations, are you going to post your results?
Yes.
by Hazen
Thu May 05, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!
Replies: 67
Views: 5701

Optionally the following; unclear if she wishes to "equip" Vlarda, but since they are at "sale" price, it can't hurt to "buy" them. ... cloak of protection +5 (25,000) (Nornuk) boots of striding and springing and translocation (3,800) (Vlarda) If Vlarda is not going to...
by Hazen
Wed May 04, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!
Replies: 67
Views: 5701

The Eyes have it

Brianna Sollandry wrote:Here is what I am seeing so far:
...
Yol & Veracity: do you want to bid online, or wait until Thursday?
...
Veracity:

Eye of the Elder (100,000)

Yol:

Eye of the Elder (100,000)

Yol is content to have her minion, err I mean, fellow party member, Yeracity, pay for and own the Eye.
by Hazen
Tue May 03, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!
Replies: 67
Views: 5701

Re: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!

... In either case, I will deduct 4,700 from the "Cash Equivalent" section of Loot Group 2 (reducing everybody's "share") and you will have that much more in your "purse" to spend on stuff from the loot. ... I will deduct 1,600 gp from the "Cash Equivalent" s...
by Hazen
Tue May 03, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!
Replies: 67
Views: 5701

Re: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!

Brianna Sollandry wrote:Did you reconcile that with Yoshi, or did you just mark it off your personal tally of gp?
The latter.
by Hazen
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Loss of gear during party adventure?
Replies: 22
Views: 3200

Re: by that reasoning

Nornunk and Vlarda were not party members - they were our enemies; they are not yet party members. If and when they become party members - or henchpersons, companions, hirelings, et al, then, and only then, should their possessions be safeguarded. .. not including possessions lost [to us] prior to ...
by Hazen
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!
Replies: 67
Views: 5701

Good luck getting Tebryn to agree to pay for outfitting your servants. Generally people have equipped their underlings before they join the party. So, we'd have to decide who belongs to whom, and it would then be up to the owner to acquire the initial equipment. Thereafter, henchmen get a half share...
by Hazen
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Loss of gear during party adventure?
Replies: 22
Views: 3200

Re: by that reasoning

I'd say a character's possessions are hers until they are destroyed, she sell them, gives them away of her own free will, dies permanently, or undergoes apotheosis. So by that reasoning... Nornuck fights with us now. Okay, he keep his gear. Vlarda fights with us now. She keeps her gear. Works for m...
by Hazen
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!
Replies: 67
Views: 5701

Here's what I see so far (assuming that Yol is interested in the Eye of the Elder, as would be rational). ... Yol: Eye of the Elder (100,000) Yes, Yol is interested in the Eye . However, even after the treasure credit, and party expenses reimbursements, she may also be in need of a small loan.
by Hazen
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Loss of gear during party adventure?
Replies: 22
Views: 3200

I'd say a character's possessions are hers until they are destroyed, she sell them, gives them away of her own free will, dies permanently, or undergoes apotheosis.
by Hazen
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!
Replies: 67
Views: 5701

Yeah, Tebryn had a true seeing as well. So did Eli. :twisted: I guess I'll have to add a "party expenses" section to the loot sheet - as I normally do, but forgot about this time. Thanks for the reminder - and the list of Yol's expenses. (Are there any more pending expenses? Does this inc...
by Hazen
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!
Replies: 67
Views: 5701

Unreimbursed expenses

What about party expenses? In M606 my notes show the following un-reimbursed cast by Yol:

2x True Seeing @250gp
5x Renewal Pacts @ 500gp
6x Stalwart Pacts @ 250gp
Anti-magic Rays @ 100gp
Restoration @ 100gp
by Hazen
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!
Replies: 67
Views: 5701

What in the name of Hel are you doing? You mean you wanted to bring her back alive, not just to question her, or prevent the other party from getting her back, but to have a living servant? How strange! And here I thought, if she's lucky, she'd become the next Cabreath (my female spectre). Well, if ...
by Hazen
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/25/16 - Victory [mostly] at last!
Replies: 67
Views: 5701

Nornuck, and body snatching

We should definitely question Nornuck . I'd like to find out about him, and the other party members. What are their backgrounds? What are their strengths and weaknesses? We should try to find out where else in Maure Castle they have adventured, and what items they have found and what have they learn...
by Hazen
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/21/16 - Failed to find, mostly
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: Mansfield

Mansfield doesn't like anyone messing with their officials. But haven't "ordinary adventurers" gone missing before? :twisted: Under no circumstance should we consider an attack of any kind in Mansfield. There are powerful entities that discourage such things. They likely leave any low-lev...
by Hazen
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/5/16 - Attack opponents plan 3 .. fail
Replies: 23
Views: 1954

In terms of escalation, if I'm not mistaken, both the stealing of Igor's body, while the battle was still underway, and its disintegration elsewhere was something new. I guess. PCs simply looting bodies and then scramming is common, though. Most recently after you defeated a group of cloud giants a...
by Hazen
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/5/16 - Attack opponents plan 3 .. fail
Replies: 23
Views: 1954

In terms of escalation, if I'm not mistaken, both the stealing of Igor's body, while the battle was still underway, and its disintegration elsewhere was something new. As for doing a scry-and-fry on a single PC - that's literally a whole other game, as we don't adventure until the party has gathered...
by Hazen
Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/5/16 - Attack opponents plan 3 .. fail
Replies: 23
Views: 1954

I have limited bandwidth at the moment, but one observation: when the PCs encounter the NPCs the former often are depleted, at least somewhat, of spells and resources, whereas the NPCs are as far as I can tell always full strength.
by Hazen
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 4/5/16 - Attack opponents plan 3 .. fail
Replies: 23
Views: 1954

Yol is getting a creepy feeling of being watched and persecuted. She's going to have a detect scrying up from now until we defeat the NPC party. Also, she's going to sleep surrounded by ghasts :)
by Hazen
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 3/31/16 - Fighting for their lives
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

Unless Igor can (relatively) safely pick up the Revenant, and then blow through the blade barrier to the waiting Yol, I think the Revenant's corpse will have to be abandoned. I don't know the current initiative order but if Yol is before Igor, then Yol can delay, and as soon as Igor emerges on her s...
by Hazen
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 3/31/16 - Fighting for their lives
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

I believe that we still have a message up, so that the party members are aware of what's happening on either side of the blade barrier . Thus we know Seston is wall of force d off and where (the east face of the hexagon). The Revenant is dead, but on Yol's side of the blades. A much weakened Igor no...
by Hazen
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Damage reduction and touch/energy drain attacks
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Damage reduction and touch/energy drain attacks

Yol's undead have, of late, been useless against many of the opponents we've been facing because they can't bypass their damage reduction (DR). The spectre and and devourer have scored touch attacks, but because the normal damage they've inflicted didn't get pass the creature's DR, it was ruled that...
by Hazen
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 2/4/16 - Baffling disappearance
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Nahguud

Next time we encounter Nahguud we should subdue him and prevent him from casting rather than kill him, since he disappears at zero hp.
by Hazen
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Website: Follow That Page
Replies: 0
Views: 1292

Website: Follow That Page

I found a website that can be used to notify you when a webpage, like this one, has been updated. It's Follow That Page and it checks periodically if a webpage that you've specified has changed. It has some text filters, so you can tell it to ignore stuff you don't care about, or to only focus on ce...
by Hazen
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Sundered Spark treasure division
Replies: 32
Views: 3216

Brianna Sollandry wrote:
Hazen wrote:Tigerblade is still interested in the Warduke helm.

I'll take a stab at pricing it.

Any thoughts?
by Hazen
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 1/14/16 - Body snatchers
Replies: 29
Views: 2872

I, for one, am happy for a challenge. On your point about relative strength. Adding the numbers can be deceiving. On paper, we're far and away the better party, but the tactical situation and luck can greatly change that very quickly. This is especially true when the party gets split (or a party mem...
by Hazen
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Fairy tale origins thousands of years old
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Fairy tale origins thousands of years old

This looks like some follow-up to the work by Harvard's Calvert Watkins, and his book How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics.
BBC News: Fairy tale origins thousands of years old
by Hazen
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 1/14/16 - Body snatchers
Replies: 29
Views: 2872

I was thinking of recent encounters in general, and not really the last one. It's just that it's been something inchoate at the back of my mind, and the current discussion brought it into focus.
by Hazen
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 1/14/16 - Body snatchers
Replies: 29
Views: 2872

The "goal" was not to strip away your of treasure. The "goal" was for the NPCs to behave in-character and fight intelligently using their best tactics - which include things that I have learned from watching PCs fight. Hence, just like the PCs, they all have various "pact&q...
by Hazen
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 1/14/16 - Body snatchers
Replies: 29
Views: 2872

Re: expenses

Therefore, I retract the purported "concession" and declare that "after review, the ruling on the field stands.". Well, this will be fun! :twisted: This does make sense - since everybody present thought it was in the hole, and there is nothing conclusive (i.e. no note) proving o...
by Hazen
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Eye of the Elders
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Here is what was written for what we did just prior to returning to the Castle this time: Igor experimented with the glowing green orb. He was able to Scry Veracity and read some thoughts. Yol cast Legend Lore on it. It was called the Eye of the Elder. It behaves as of the most powerful crystal ball...
by Hazen
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 1/14/16 - Body snatchers
Replies: 29
Views: 2872

Re: aftermaths

You do need to decide how (or if) you will equip the otherwise naked Igor. He has his +5 greatsword - which would have cost a cool 50,000 to replace - so that's a start, at least. I believe we have a couple of "spare" dragon eye rings (Yol and Veracity?), so he should wear one of those. W...
by Hazen
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Sundered Spark treasure division
Replies: 32
Views: 3216

Tigerblade is still interested in the Warduke helm.
by Hazen
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Sundered Spark treasure division
Replies: 32
Views: 3216

Brianna Sollandry wrote:Vandis is listed under "Retired V3 Characters".

What? You don't have an Apotheosis category? :o
by Hazen
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Dargas
Topic: Notes from 12/22/15 - Harrassed and bullied!
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

It seems a reasonable interpretation of the above is that a standard action is required to instruct either a single undead what to do, or give all of one's undead the same instruction (e.g. "attack them"). I have trouble picturing a necromancer with a hoard of skeletons having to tell them...

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