Seekers of the Flame.   Posted by Narrator.Group: archive 0
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1816 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 21:09
Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Evelina Grattan (msg # 30):

"Ok, then. As I said to Alice and Hugh, basically the situation is this: I am seeking the eternal flame in order to learn how to divine. A cult has been going around killing diviners, and there are many folk who are investigating this, but the cult remains hidden. However, I figure I can get them to come to me if I learn how to divine.

In order to do that, I need to go to the eternal flame. The road is dangerous, and many creatures on the way have killed many a traveler. Whilst I cannot offer any reward up front, I am looking for companions skilled in healing us to come with myself and my few friends for an equal share in what is found. It goes without saying that fighting amoungst ourselves is not going to be acceptable.

So, Alice, Hugh, Evelina and your sister, are these terms acceptable to you all?
"
Evelina Grattan
 player, 11 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 01:02
Seekers of the Flame
The two priestesses look at each other briefly.  A nod might have passed between them, barely visible.

"We agree to those terms.

"I overheard you saying you can create food.  Do you know how long we might expect to travel?  Do you even know where this eternal flame is located, or must we first follow ancient clues and decipher riddles to find it?"

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1818 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 01:11
Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Evelina Grattan (msg # 32):

"I am not sure, but I understand it is a long way. Yes, I can create food. I have been given directions, but not a map."
Masugatan
 player, 326 posts
 street thug
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 02:27
Seekers of the Flame
Masugatan is flattered that he wasn’t even asked to accept the terms, since his face is so cherubic that the thought of him doing anything wrong was utterly beyond conception.

If only they knew...
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1819 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 02:33
Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Masugatan (msg # 34):

Actually, message #2 was for him as well. Since he did not answer, it implied acceptance...
Masugatan
 player, 327 posts
 street thug
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 20:25
Seekers of the Flame
He accepts.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1821 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 00:21
Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Masugatan (msg # 36):

"Did I miss Alice?"
Alice Abernathy
 NPC, 4 posts
 Acolyte of Vejovis
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 20:46
Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 37):

"Wow. Two healers... of a freshly invented deiform. Are you sure you need Vejovis to bless this quest?
Also, what do we eat if somethingwould happen to you?"

Narrator
 GM, 7416 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 20:48
Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Alice Abernathy (msg # 38):

Masugatan, realizing that it is getting toward late afternoon, knows his window of getting good and tight and acquiring temporary companionship before the inevitable start up time is getting smaller and smaller.
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 2020.

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?