Seekers of the Flame.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Mcnealy
 NPC, 3 posts
 Gnomic artificer
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 20:54
Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 37):

"I see you have a surfeit of healing options... perhaps you might need my explisive flame producing ability?"
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1822 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 21:22
Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Mcnealy (msg # 40):

"Probably both are good. I can cast fire magic if we have mana...but if not, healing and fire could be in trouble... right? Do potions need mana?"
Masugatan
 player, 328 posts
 street thug
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 22:06
Seekers of the Flame
Masugatan briefly considers getting wasted and/or laid before setting out, but decides against it, in a rare moment of wisdom.  Besides, he’s rather taken by the females in the party, even though he realizes he has a rat’s chances against an owl bear with any of them.

But strange things happened on the road sometimes, and in stranger eons even he might get some without paying for it.
Elaina Grattan
 player, 3 posts
 Holy Sister of the
 Frog God Cult
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 23:05
Seekers of the Flame
"We both are skilled and experienced in surviving from the land, especially in swamps and lakeshores, and my sister catches fish.  So long as we're near water, we ought to be able to eat.  And now that my Queen has seen Northport, she can, by the power of the Frog God, find her way back here from anywhere upon the Earth."
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1823 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 01:11
Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Elaina Grattan (msg # 43):

"Excellent, then. In that case lets prepare tonight, sleep well, and leave from the guild at sunrise."

She will be ready to leave in the morning, after last minute shopping.
Evelina Grattan
 player, 13 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 09:59
Seekers of the Flame
"We shall return here at dawn, then.  We, too, have some final items to acquire."
Narrator
 GM, 7422 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 18:05
Seekers of the Flame
Ooc:

Alice and Mcnealy are both options I presented pending the addition of a healer plsyer. Do you really need them? I need at least 1 npc, and Masugatan could help with that, but I don't need more than one.
Jednesa
 player, 408 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 18:18
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Narrator:
Ooc:

Alice and Mcnealy are both options I presented pending the addition of a healer plsyer. Do you really need them? I need at least 1 npc, and Masugatan could help with that, but I don't need more than one.

OOC:  My recommendation would be to have Alice decide to bow out.  She 'feels' like she's slightly antagonistic towards the Frog Sisters* and really, we don't need her (though running snide commentary from an NPC would be amusing...).  However a potioneer would have adequate potency in healing Jednesa as potions do not diminish despite her being SM+2 (which literally triples spell costs cast on her) and don't take a penalty on their 'casting roll' (since they don't have one, and she has MR)... though she would still be making HT Resistance checks against them (Magic Resistance is a blessing and a curse).

Honestly Jednesa needs to invest in an Ally NPC slinger who can sling Healing Spellstones at her (No resistance roll and no cost increase), as that would be literally the best way for her to heal up (since Berserk precludes using the spellstone herself)...


* Now I feel like a side trip to their hometown of Santa Carla to fight vampires is in order.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1825 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 19:26
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Jednesa (msg # 47):

OOC: Yep, likewise, I do not think she is needed here, though I agree the potions would be useful.

I can always modify my potential Ally for that though. Spellstone is not on any of the cleric lists, though, but triple the cost would make healing more expensive. I thought I heard of a perk that could help with that, for one spell?
Jednesa
 player, 409 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 19:52
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Christine Bjorn:
In reply to Jednesa (msg # 47):

OOC: Yep, likewise, I do not think she is needed here, though I agree the potions would be useful.

I can always modify my potential Ally for that though. Spellstones is not on any of the cleric lists, though, but triple the cost would make healing more expensive. I thought I heard of a perk that could help with that, for one spell?

OOC:  Spellstone is an Enchantment and in DFRPG meant to be an expense, ie you buy Spellstone in town, you don't make them.

From DFRPG Adventurers:  Gem of Healing. Jasper stone heals 8 HP when crushed in hand. One use. $400, neg.

Referred to as Stones of Power in DFRPG Magic Items, there are like 10 different ones, all meant to be used on/by the wielder, they aren't meant as 'ranged' weapons, though there is literally nothing stopping it (particularly Healing, Awakening, Unpetrification, though a really good slinger aiming for the hand/weapon could deploy the others at party members*).



* Though a mildly complicated Heroic Archer/Slinger Wizard with a "ritual"† version of Blank Spell Arrow would be a cheaper (moneywise) way to do this.  Or a Potion Master Sage/Heroic Slinger could cook up grenade versions and sling them... that sould be interesting....

† IE replacing time/money for FP as there is no way an adventurer could Enchant a Blank Spell "Arrow" in this game on a regular basis (30 x FP capacity of Spell to be held?  Pffffft).

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1826 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 20:04
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Jednesa (msg # 49):

This is what I was looking for...

Thaumatology; Magical Styles P25:
Huge Subjects†‡
You’re accustomed to casting a particular Regular spell on larger-than-human-sized targets. This perk is common among dragon wizards, giant mages, and so on! You must specialize by spell. When casting that spell, subtract one from the target’s SM (minimum SM 0) before multiplying cost. You may take this perk twice, to reduce SM by two, but no more.

Jednesa
 player, 410 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 21:27
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Christine Bjorn:
This is what I was looking for...

Thaumatology; Magical Styles P25:
Huge Subjects†‡
You’re accustomed to casting a particular Regular spell on larger-than-human-sized targets. This perk is common among dragon wizards, giant mages, and so on! You must specialize by spell. When casting that spell, subtract one from the target’s SM (minimum SM 0) before multiplying cost. You may take this perk twice, to reduce SM by two, but no more.

OOC:  Yes, right.  Sorry thought you were talking about taking Spellstone... I figure if we ever get a permanent Healer in the party (Frog Sister's maybe) the healer might, might, invest in a few levels of that for a heal or two.  Though, gwythiant might also allow for a variant of "Huge Subject [Specific Subject]" instead of "Huge Subject [Specific Spell]".
Masugatan
 player, 329 posts
 street thug
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 21:41
Re: Seekers of the Flame
On second thought, Masugatan realizes his whistle could use a little wet.  Good booze can be hard to find on the road.

He goes out for a drink.
Evelina Grattan
 player, 16 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 00:08
Re: Seekers of the Flame
OOC: I suspect the primary qualification for that Huge Subject perk -- being accustomed to casting on a larger than human subject -- would be covered by traveling with Jednesa for a while.  OTOH, FWIW, both of use use slings for things we can't reach with our whips.  Not master level skill, of course, but we get by.

In the meantime, both of us can cast a maximum Major Healing, even at triple cost, without just falling over afterward.
Jednesa
 player, 411 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 05:27
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Evelina Grattan:
In the meantime, both of us can cast a maximum Major Healing, even at triple cost, without just falling over afterward.

OOC:  Something else to be wary of if you cast a spell on Jednesa, she has MR 3, so you're at -3 to your spell checks.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:28, Wed 19 Feb.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1827 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 05:47
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Jednesa (msg # 54):

Does that not also work against spellstones and potions?
Jednesa
 player, 413 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 06:12
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Christine Bjorn:
Does that not also work against spellstones and potions?

OOC:  Neither make a roll, so neither are directly affected.  However, she has to make a HT+MR and fail for Potions to work; against Spellstones only if they have a Resistance Roll (which none of them do as they are all meant to be used by the wielder).

So upon reflection... there is a damned good chance potions will fizzle (which I didn't think about when she took the Healing Potion as loot)... so she needs to start stocking up on Gems of Healing.  Or pick up Regeneration, somehow...

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 06:13, Wed 19 Feb.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1829 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 06:51
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Jednesa (msg # 56):

Created an Ally on standby with the appropriate perks if we cant work out something else. An appropriate fire god would be suitable for an ally of Christine...I think I still have cp I can use for her, right Narrator?
Evelina Grattan
 player, 17 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 10:01
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Jednesa:
OOC:  Something else to be wary of if you cast a spell on Jednesa, she has MR 3, so you're at -3 to your spell checks.


That's inconvenient, but not breaking.  If the spell fails, it only costs 1 FP; both can spare one on that (and with net skill 10, we have a 50% chance of success each casting).  Nor does that change our fumble rate.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1830 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 10:21
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Evelina Grattan (msg # 58):

Unless you have the Huge Subject perk, they will cost 3 fp for even the basic healing spells...
Jednesa
 player, 414 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 11:32
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Christine Bjorn:
Unless you have the Huge Subject perk, they will cost 3 fp for even the basic healing spells...

OOC:  The rules say "If success would have cost energy, you lose one energy point; otherwise, you lose nothing."  So I don't think the times 3 is applied in a failure (unless it was Information spell as well, as Information spells cost the full value even in a failure).

This message was last edited by the player at 22:10, Wed 19 Feb.

Narrator
 GM, 7425 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 14:39
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 57):

Let's  look at acquiring an ally along with the spell, a suitably impressed temple guardian works well.
Mcnealy
 NPC, 4 posts
 Gnomic artificer
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 15:26
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Narrator (msg # 61):

Alice departs, and the gnome has signed on.
Do whatever shopping you need (Camilla will arrange for Jednesa to gave her harness repaired and the wagon supplied with group basics and some rations suitable for the ogress.
All regroup the next morning.
Valerie
 NPC, 1 post
 Barfly
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 15:49
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Mcnealy (msg # 62):

Masugatan wakes up in the Shady Lady to the scent of frying bacon. His bed looks like more than one person slept in it, and once he comes down to eat, the barmaid serves him, winks, and says "Let me go pack. Be ready by the time you finish."
Masugatan
 player, 330 posts
 street thug
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 20:48
Re: Seekers of the Flame
“You’re coming with me?  You know it’ll be dangerous, right?”

But what did it matters?  All was right with the world, as long as you got bacon.