Valerez?   Posted by JJJJ.Group: 0
RRRR
 GM, 61 posts
Thu 31 May 2018
at 12:01
Valerez?
Sounds good to me. I think I would prefer Tusk Town rather than Oleg's trading post too.
KKKK
 GM, 98 posts
Thu 31 May 2018
at 13:02
Valerez?
Oleg's has its own history with a lot of our Stolen Lands players and it'd be a shame to upset that - yup, I'm game for a new start in Tusk Town.

Inn name ... something like the Red Dragon (how's that for subtlety ?!!  Mud will never suspect !!  <grins> )
KKKK
 GM, 99 posts
Thu 31 May 2018
at 13:04
Valerez?
Ah ... you may have to create a Fuzzy or Location (or both) thread for Tusk Town: The Red Dragon, just so we don't take over the entirety of what is supposed to be city planning and administration with our banter and more tales of Bishop Brugar !!!  ;>
JJJJ
 GM, 157 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Thu 31 May 2018
at 13:13
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Called The Red Dragon -  with a sign that shows intertwined Green and White Dragons?

Although that is sure to generate questions.

maybe just 'The Dragons' -  with a sign that shows  intertwined red, green and white dragons?  The picture of the Red Dragon will surely throw Mud off of the scent  :P
KKKK
 GM, 100 posts
Thu 31 May 2018
at 13:20
Valerez?
The Three Dragons ?!!  ;>
KKKK
 GM, 101 posts
Thu 31 May 2018
at 13:27
Valerez?
Valerez and Stolen Lands gods don't equate too well - though Pharasma could be said to be an amalgam of The Mother and Takri, so we could work with that.
JJJJ
 GM, 158 posts
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 Bard / Cleric
Thu 31 May 2018
at 13:33
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I think Wyn is the only one who really needs a god, and I can see Takri as an aspect of Pharasma.

Personally, I would rather leave rewrites until we find a new game to take them into as PCs (rather than NPCs).  I am in a lull between storms ATM, so I am fiddling with small and concept stuff - I don't think I  am going to have a lot of energy to throw at serious rewrites until the end of July.
KKKK
 GM, 102 posts
Thu 31 May 2018
at 13:45
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Nah, not suggesting rewrite at all -> leave 'em exactly as they are.  We come from a foreign land with foreign gods ... just wondering how to equate them to what the local populace believe.  And Pharasma -> Takri connection is all we really need.

Berta's faith leans towards the Mother, but she doesn't have the true belief of a cleric, so she's not affected (can't see her worrying over dogmatic subtleties).  Complaining about the local ale, however and looking forwards to Pete's first batch, now that IS important.  ;>

One of the things I always liked about Thieves World was that they'd introduce characters with entirely different backgrounds, cultures and deities.
JJJJ
 GM, 159 posts
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 Bard / Cleric
Thu 31 May 2018
at 13:59
Re: Valerez?
KKKK:
One of the things I always liked about Thieves World was that they'd introduce characters with entirely different backgrounds, cultures and deities.


Don't think I have ever read it (In fact I had to google it :P )

However, one of my bugbears with both D&D and pathfinder is that they pour so many different cultural concepts into the melting pot, that they all get mixed up into one big grey background and no-one pays any attention :(

One of my possible 'Future Projects'  (A la Classless) is to draw together a simplified set of the D20 rules, create an SRD website for it and use it to run a Traditional Style game in a setting of my own design!  But even now, I KNOW that I have too many deities ....  (Whoops, that is a giveaway, isn't it?)
KKKK
 GM, 103 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 04:34
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... you want us to kill a few of them off for you ?  ;>
JJJJ
 GM, 160 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 19:14
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So nearly time to arrive in Tusk Town. A version of Marceline from Valerez is joining the game at the same time -  but re written as a L2 character so that she can play.

As part of her background I was going to give her the following as a bare bones story.  Thoughts?


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The Roths decided to leave town, and she came along as a travelling companion for Winnie.
Winnie had done something to upset councillor Mud  (who was a really nasty man)
Her cousin (Kezra, another councillor advised her to stay away)
And her husband to be and his family took care of the movement.
There was a long sea journey on a large ship
a short stop at a big city in the inner sea where Wyn and Winnie got married.
Then a long journey up the Sellen River
a quick stop at Mivon to change to smaller vessel
and then upsteam to this new place.

Apparently a friend of theirs called Claire had seen Tusk in a dream .....
JJJJ
 GM, 161 posts
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 Bard / Cleric
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 19:29
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So

Wyn
Berta
Gedd
Winnie
Folfast
Wilric

------------

First -  either of you want to stat up Wilric?  Which one of you ants him assigned to you?  I have so many characters to choose from ....

What about Pete the Poacher.  Now?  later?  Give Wilric some appropriate skills?

Do either of you want a title?  Sir Gedd?  Dame Berta?  I am sure we could buy some papers on the way.  Perhaps 'signed' by Kezra of Valarez?  Wyn could so sell that .....

I am going to offer Tusk council a special Lyre of building as a bribe  :)  It can halve the development cost of one building per build phase.  It will make their life a lot easier - especially when the decide they need city walls, in a few levels  :P
RRRR
 GM, 62 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 12:34
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Sir Geddoudanstayoud? No, I don't think so.  ;o)

I would be happy to have Pete the Poacher straight away. Might take me a little while to get around to do his character sheet though.
KKKK
 GM, 104 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 12:54
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<grins> I've got four as well !

Percy becoming a secondary character in whatever role Henry assigns to him, Berta and Folfast of course, plus Ethankos, Priest of Pharasma (you haven't met him yet Sir Ged, coming soon to a thread near you).

Wilric might have stayed behind to look after our interests in Valarez ?  Might even have got married if we got out of the Old Market in the West Third without alienating the entire Halfling population.

Perhaps we brought some Shadowrock with us ?  Or Darker/Shadow Ale ?!!

You could make Berta a Dame as a standing joke - something she wouldn't care for, use or admit to, of course.  <grins>
KKKK
 GM, 105 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 12:55
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And perhaps we should bring our dragon friends with us.  Henry would be pleased ... ;>
RRRR
 GM, 63 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 13:29
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Ah, that explains the mysterious appearance of Ethankos and omission of Percy from the list of "Characters adventuring after levelling up". I did wonder about that.

And I think you have just given me Pete the Poacher's reason for being here, too. He heard a rumour from the Stolen Lands of ingredients for a beverage equivalent to darker ale or shadow ale, but not under the control of the dwarves. Black rattlecap mushrooms, perhaps?
JJJJ
 GM, 162 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 13:37
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so ...

Wyn
Dame Berta
Gedd
Winnie
Folfast
Pete the Poacher

Wilric stayed behind in the Dragon's Den.




Are you happy with this as  Marceline's Knowledge - it gives her something to RP against :)

  • The Roths decided to leave town, and  Marceline came along as a travelling companion for Winnie.
  • Marceline  knew Wyn from a shared religious interest in Takri (who is an aspect of Pharasma)
  • Winnie had done something to upset councillor Mud  (who was a really nasty man)
  • Marceline thinks it had something to do with the Valerez Sewers, but she isn’t sure
  • Winnie’s cousin, Kezra, another councillor advised her to stay away)
  • The Roth’s were somehow associated with Councillor Kezra’s family before all of this happened.
  • Winnie and her husband to be, Wyn,  and his family (the Roths)  took care of the travel arrangements.
  • There was a long sea journey on a large ship (The Sea Spirit)
  • Then a short stop at a big city (absolom) in the inner sea to change to a smaller vessel (The River Queen)
  • Wyn and Winnie got married in Absolom
  • Then a long journey up the Sellen River
  • a quick stop at Mivon to change to smaller vessel  (details in the arrival post)
  • and then upstream to this new place.
  • Apparently a friend of theirs called Claire had seen Tusk in a dream .....

KKKK
 GM, 106 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 13:55
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Percy - Ethankos: wanted a character who could be a bit more forceful and step up into the leadership role - whether as a matter of course, or if we lost other characters who had been taking the lead - our Narlmarch thread suffered a bit from loss of players and our leader's absence (though it was still fun to play out, we definitely didn't do what we went there for).  Percy will probably turn up again one day, though.  :>



The Roth Invasion of The Stolen Lands: more than happy with that synopsis - I can well imagine all that unfolding exactly as written !  Oh, and congratulations to Wyn and Winnie - hope we got you something nice as a wedding present ! <grins>

I shall have to make a note of it all as I'm sure there will be questions later.

Just make sure to add Berta as "Berta Roth" - we'll let the Dame thing unfold in game.  ;>
JJJJ
 GM, 163 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 14:06
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Of course  :)  However, Wyn will probably introduce Berta as Dame Berta at every possible opportunity.  I know these things as I have RL experience of being the older brother ....
JJJJ
 GM, 164 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Wed 27 Jun 2018
at 19:22
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The Roth's have arrived in the stolen lands  -  well at least their character sheets have  :)  Arrival post over the weekend  :)
KKKK
 GM, 107 posts
Thu 28 Jun 2018
at 13:26
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Ta !  Just transferred Berta and Folfast's details over.  :>
RRRR
 GM, 64 posts
Thu 28 Jun 2018
at 13:53
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Lovely. I have done the same for Gedd. I suppose I should reformat his character sheet using your standard sheet for The Stolen Land. Might get around to that one day. ;o)

I'll write up Pete the Poacher sometime as well.
JJJJ
 GM, 165 posts
 Dapper looking
 Bard / Cleric
Thu 28 Jun 2018
at 13:58
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Ach - don't worry about formats (I haven't) I trust you guys enough that I don't feel the need to check up on you (very often).

We will have to rewrite them soon anyway -  when we have time to find another game for them :)
RRRR
 GM, 65 posts
Thu 28 Jun 2018
at 14:31
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Let's see, based on your npc classes rules, as a retired poacher Pete the Poacher would probably be Commoner level 3 with the new commoner Poacher trait?

http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....pc_classes:commoners
http://rp.baileymail.net/doku....:fst:commoner_traits

5 point build. i.e. all abilities are 11, or were before adding age effects, as I will make him 'old' at 58 years of age. That gives –2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.

I think he has developed a keen interest in brewing in the last few years since retiring - specialising in Poacher's Pale Ale, of course, but now keen to explore something darker.  :o)
JJJJ
 GM, 166 posts
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 Bard / Cleric
Thu 28 Jun 2018
at 14:59
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You can use your 5 point build as you think appropriate  :)  I only use all 11s because it is easy :)

Also, you don't have to use commoner as a class -  Expert or Warrior would work quite nicely.