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OOC:

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Irfan
player, 458 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Sun 22 Oct 2023
at 03:53
  • msg #424

Re: OOC:

In reply to Irfan (msg # 423):


Character name.

Base
Stats   Stats
Stats   Stats
Stats   Stats

Saves, hit, Ac.


key skills, minor skills.

inspirations, background key point.

plot points, notable items.

Try making it simple, like a card.

You could save it as a picture. Then reference ut, and scale up as needed.

Anything a character/npc would logically have, they probably do.


This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 03:53, Sun 22 Oct 2023.
Irfan
player, 459 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Mon 23 Oct 2023
at 08:23
  • msg #425

Re: OOC:

Rescuing Hana will be Irfan, Sand Skimmer, Horus, Shifu vs a large group+ of Kwon. An assassin type would be ideal.

100% prepared stealth rescue.


Buying items.
Finding Kwon.
evading detection/scouts.
Locating Hana, rescuing her.
getting back to the skimmer.

Stealth, invisiblity potions,salve of slippery, desert colored tarp, desert cloaks, local wildlufe, local weather. Alchemical... bombs/traps/confusion.

Ideally sneaking into camp while triggering a monster attack at the other side. Mimicing The Kwon officer and taking advantage of the troop's disciplined fear would be amazing.

Maybe track down that plump (war vet?) sandskimmer operator.
Irfan
player, 461 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Sun 29 Oct 2023
at 08:54
  • msg #426

Re: OOC:

In reply to Irfan (msg # 425):

3 day reminder.
GM
GM, 538 posts
Mon 30 Oct 2023
at 00:17
  • msg #427

Re: OOC:

Sorry I've had work up to my eyeballs. I'll be more free to post tomorrow though.
Irfan
player, 462 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Mon 30 Oct 2023
at 22:52
  • msg #428

Re: OOC:

In reply to GM (msg # 427):

Romco is the most, overt, of the shadow council leaders of Arcadia. Since The first Princess of Wingheld was last seen here, in his city no less. If anyone knew or had tge reasources to look into it he would.

As the predominate Exalted parts dealer for the region, he is basically head of the market and distrubtion, specifically for rehoming Irfan's Destroyer scale.

The scale is huge ticket item, and just the merchants fee for it will be sizable, Irfan plans to use it as exchange for a fraction of the sell price, in exchange gor good graces and favors.

Forming the nest egg for rescueing both princesses.

Irfan probabky was planning on gifting the destroyer scale to Romco, and Auctioning the Lonely One's scale or to political factions.
Irfan
player, 463 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Mon 30 Oct 2023
at 23:07
  • msg #429

Re: OOC:

In reply to Irfan (msg # 428):

Akira wasn't a planned event, so much as a happy accident chasing personal goals.

Irfan went there and then knowledge arcadia kicked, informing him of a being that was an exalted part expert.

Irfan never imagine in debting the entire mining operation, or getting such streamlined access to Romco, but fates conspired, and he make a trade of a lifetime.

Irfan practically stumbled into it, while simply site seeing.

As such Akira, a significant debter and/or business partner to Romco, gifted him a referal that Romco would be interested in speaking with Irfan, the holder of sizable exalted part, directly from an exalted. Either as a person that dramatically protected his investments, as someone in need of a high class goods dealer, or a mystery man that could accomplished a great deed(s).
GM
GM, 540 posts
Mon 30 Oct 2023
at 23:19
  • msg #430

Re: OOC:

So you only want to see him in order to sell the scale?
Irfan
player, 464 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Mon 30 Oct 2023
at 23:42
  • msg #431

Re: OOC:

In reply to Irfan (msg # 429):

As a scribe, as a Arcadian, Irfan knew of Romco, the mine, the general story of Romco's large onvestment and Akira's return on investment at the 'mine' that was the Dam, and the exclusivity deal. It's not really soecifics, so much as common knowledge, and market dynamics.

The impression From Interacting with Akira was that despite the lucrative appearance, the loan may have been more predatory in a overt way, specifically the exclusivity contract had her selling goods at a hood price but markedly below other buyer, trapping her halfway between paying off the business venture, and drowning in interest. Or atleast much more of her profits were stick going to Romco then she thought when she signed.
Irfan
player, 465 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Mon 30 Oct 2023
at 23:45
  • msg #432

Re: OOC:

In reply to Irfan (msg # 431):

Sell the scale for use Of Romco's specific influence and aide.
GM
GM, 541 posts
Mon 30 Oct 2023
at 23:47
  • msg #433

Re: OOC:

And you're there to do...what exactly? Help Akira? Get info? Why is Loki meeting with this guy?

Nevermind, I'll just make time tomorrow to read the posts up till now. Clearly I've lost sight of the details.
Irfan
player, 466 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Mon 30 Oct 2023
at 23:50
  • msg #434

Re: OOC:

In reply to GM (msg # 433):

Romco should be a magic bullet to Loki's search in Cruilla for his sister, abd a catapukt fgor advancing his quest for her.
Irfan
player, 467 posts
Tue 31 Oct 2023
at 01:14
  • [deleted]
  • msg #435

Re: OOC:

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Irfan
player, 468 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Tue 31 Oct 2023
at 01:18
  • msg #436

Re: OOC:

Irfan:
In reply to Irfan (msg # 434):

<quote>I'm just ganna put this as a placeholder here cuz you can't close the tab without losing the text and Im just too exhausted to finish the post right now.  She will give you a letter of introduction to Romco Aolp. You know him as a member of the Arcanian council. He's the only person there who's a physical person (the others are representatives of the legal entity that are their respective guilds). Needless to say he's a very influential merchant, but also feared because he rose to prominence seeming out of nowhere some 10 or so years back. He's considered shady and unscrupulous as fuck (but then again all high tier Arcanian merchants are so nothing new there). He's the guy that wanted to be her exclusive customer (meaning have a monopoly on the Exalted remnants from this location) and she wasn't too fond of. She can tell that you're not just a simple traveler and if Cruilla is where you're going then having the top dog on your side can only aid you in whatever it is you want to do. And giving him remnants that are so hard for him to get his hands on will definitely do that.


The kitsune wasn't seeing eye to eye with you on this one at all. Not all that surprising from a drifter but still, you weren't quite expecting the active, dismissive resistance.
"You wanna place unnecessary burdens on yourself, be my guest. It's your funeral, who am I to tell you what to do. But if you ask me, just turn your back to the world and life will become much simpler, even easier." Nevertheless, you took you up on your offer to rest.



quote:
Irfan (party willing) stops by Alba and quickly briefs him on the situation. The mines have resumed normal operations, and He check on the Oasis sight and found it has also been affect. Alba should probably assume other Exalted related locations were distrupted at the same time, since they didn't know what the cause was. Irfan give him unfiltered opinion, between Kwon open agression, the scandal with wingheld, and a distruption of the exalted, war is likely. You(Alba) should look into refitting the skimmers with how ever many months or years they have, just to give your people safety and mobility, nevermind the strong hand that Hyrbid skimmers could give when deciding who to back. Teller already has half an idea of how to proceed, and he knows who he needs to get it done. Quite frankly I agree, Akira over at the Oasis is both capable and a strong leader. Say the word and I will speak with Romco about her freeing her from obligations in exchange for saving his mining operation. Either way things are in motion, and Arcadia will die this time if we simply hide behind walls again. No amount of diplomacy will explain this operation if the Kwon came back so you might as well make the most of this opportunity to prepare the tools you do have. We both know how many lives would be saved if our cities could safely roam the desert.



quote:
ooc: Ok we got a few lines crossed but that's understandable given the sporadic posting schedule. Romco does not own the mines, he is not Akira's boss. As mentioned when you first arrived at the Oasis, he's just a guy from the Arcanian council (its newest, most mysterious, and fastest to rise to power member) that wants to be an exclusive client/customer or at the very least have a bigger share of the product (hence the interest in any remnants). She has denied him this on account of both not wanting to push her luck with the Ironians and because she just doesn't like his sleazy nature and doesn't think becoming that dependent on such an unscrupulous man would be good for her. Before she knows it he might start calling the shots. Irfan would know this because even though we didn't roleplay it, it would have been said when you asked for a recommendation letter to contact him.

Irfan
player, 469 posts
Tue 31 Oct 2023
at 07:42
  • [deleted]
  • msg #437

Re: OOC:

This message was deleted by the player at 20:47, Thu 02 Nov 2023.
Irfan
player, 470 posts
Tue 31 Oct 2023
at 08:02
  • [deleted]
  • msg #438

Re: OOC:

This message was deleted by the player at 21:05, Thu 02 Nov 2023.
Irfan
player, 474 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Thu 2 Nov 2023
at 03:18
  • msg #439

Re: OOC:

Previously you gave a cost of the exalted part as around 5,000 or 50,000 baseline. thats roughly a +5 weapon, though Irfan could be low balling it as that is what he knew discarded scales might go for. (citationneeded?)

The exact value here isn't going to be important, and I don't know Loki's budget(the man bought a state of the art skinmer before this), how greedy he might be.

Contracting a arcadian assassin, acquiring a ship capable and willing to chase after his sister, will be expensive.

Straight up buying a sizable boat or ship would be 1/5th, to 1/2 of that cost Irfan was previously budgeting. Contracting a whole boat for a pirate hunt/chase, with a good crew will be almost as much as just buying the boat. Expensive as opposed to a quick boat to the Green Sea to rrejoin her.
This message was last edited by the player at 04:44, Thu 02 Nov 2023.
Irfan
player, 475 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Thu 2 Nov 2023
at 03:50
  • msg #440

Re: OOC:

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/besti...ight-scale-assassin/

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/besti...-6/kaven-windstrike/

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/besti...thief-human-rogue-7/

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/besti...reelance-thief-cr-6/

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/besti...-s/npcs-cr-8/slayer/

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/besti...egendary-ninja-cr-6/

The first step to arranging for such services is finding appropriate hirelings to pay for the job. With a successful DC 15 Diplomacy check, a character locates 1st-level commoners, experts, or warriors in a small town or larger settlement. At the GM’s discretion, you can recruit higher-level hirelings by increasing the DC by 5 per level above 1st. Enlisting hirelings with PC classes or rare skills increases the DC by 5. The highest-level hireling you can find in a settlement is at most twice the level of spellcasting available in that settlement. The modifiers for settlement size also apply on Diplomacy checks to hire contingency services. A successful check locates 1d6 skeptical or 2d6 wary hirelings. Exceeding the DC by 5 allows you to add 1d6 hirelings or increase the Trust of your hirelings by 1.


Risk Level Category Base Cost per Hireling*
1 Harmless 3 sp/day
2 Questionable 6 sp/day
3 Hazardous 1 gp/day
4 Deadly         3 gp/day
5 Suicidal       30 gp/day

Multiply cost by the level of each hireling squared.

1 lv 6-9 roguish x 30 gp x5-14 days = 270gp x (5,14) (1,350 3,780), call the job 4,000 gold for the contract of extrating the princess with one rogue, or higher for a group of rogues.


DC influence to find/attract 1d6 such rogues, 15 + 5 x lv (6,9) DC 45-60, unless you already have relations with such a group.
This message was last edited by the player at 04:10, Thu 02 Nov 2023.
Irfan
player, 476 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Thu 2 Nov 2023
at 07:00
  • msg #441

Re: OOC:

Assuming council shadow ninjas do exist.

ranger for favored enemy humanoid, or other speciality.
ranger for tracking, endurance.
ranger for favored terrain desert or city.
ninja/rogue for sneak attack, skills.

ranger or ninja or rogue

Looking towards Ranger 3, ninja/rogue 5.

Good at information gathering, assassination, tracking, and moving in vities, between cities, and tracking down targets in the desert.

12 str,  14 Dex,  8  Con,  14 Int,  12 Wis,  10 Cha

Atheletics. Ranger 1 (7)
Acrobatics. Rogue 1 •(8)
Finesse.  Rogue 2 (10)
Perception. Rogue 3 (9) favored terrain +2
Stealth. Int bonus(both), skill focus. (14) favored terrain +2
Influence. Rogue 4 (8)
Survival. Ranger 3 (7) favored terrain +2
knowledge: Society Rogue 1 • (7)

Rogue (4 + 1/2 Int): Acrobatics, Finesse, Influence, Perception, Society, Stealth.
Ranger (3 + 1/2 Int): Athletics, Nature, Perception, Stealth, Survival.

A standard Shadow would be Ranger/Rogue, with growth the region they focus on.
boots that grant a bonus terrain toward the alternate terrain would be useful.

Rogue Archetypes: Scout and Knife master can be used independant or together, Scout allows more sneak attack choices, and knife master specializes the rogue's weapon choice.

Or as a plot unrelated npc generation, just base class levels, no paths.

16 hide is getting ridiculous, like Irfan skill checks. with desert colored cloths, could be a litteral ghost to bandits. sneak attacking for charging or tumbling, sniping with daggers from 20 ft away.
This message was last edited by the player at 08:53, Thu 02 Nov 2023.
GM
GM, 543 posts
Thu 2 Nov 2023
at 14:41
  • msg #442

Re: OOC:

For now I'll try to keep it simple (both the Fame/Reputation thing and organizations) but it does already exist in the world even if I haven't put pen to paper.
Irfan
player, 477 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Fri 3 Nov 2023
at 08:07
  • msg #443

Re: OOC:

In reply to GM (msg # 442):

You discussed the idea of Irfan getting a conjuration ability from the lonely one encounter.

The lonely one is basically a eel-dragon.

You also mention Exalted affect everything in their environment.

Granted this is the legendary version, but consider this as a guideline, Even as a growing power.

Thus Irfan's staff which already is a bit of a chaotic rune magic nexus, morphing into a lonely one sculted staff, and gaining the status of a wonderous figurine, or a intelligent item version. Would be dam cool as a reveal. Esp since snakes are sneaky and good at moving through tight spaces and quitely, A locked up staff could liberate itself.


Awakening [TS:WAT]

Some items are capable of undergoing a process known as Awakening. When a piece of equipment Awakens, it becomes a minor artifact with a caster level of 20 and gains improved effects. When or how equipment Awakens should be set by the GM to match the campaign, but it should typically involve something like completing a great quest or receiving the blessing of a deity before a particularly important battle. Awakened items usually have powers suitable for high-level characters, so regardless of other factors, GMs should not set Awakening conditions that allow these items to display their true power too early in the game. Awakened equipment does not have a predetermined value because artifacts have no cost, but are worth approximately 250,000 gp (for weapons and implements, or half that for armor/shields and other equipment) if GMs need to know how much of a character’s wealth they should treat it as.

Items with Awakening effects can still be upgraded normally before that happens, but cannot be upgraded further once awakening occurs. The GM may adjust the effects of the Awakening based on previous upgrades.

Actually looking down the page, and at forge charms, having the intellegence of the staff actively try to warn Irfan of danger, and move to defend him.

I like it.

Educated

Educated items can only be used by people who are trained in a specific magic or martial sphere. This drawback may be selected up to three times. Each time it is, you may select a different sphere, and items crafted under traditions that require training in multiple spheres require users to be trained in all of them. The tradition this drawback is part of cannot be used to create items that normally require training in a specific sphere, such as spell trigger items. This drawback cannot be bypassed through the Use Magic Device skill or similar methods.
This message was last edited by the player at 08:18, Fri 03 Nov 2023.
GM
GM, 544 posts
Fri 3 Nov 2023
at 21:23
  • msg #444

Re: OOC:

I have something else in mind for the Boon from the "Eel Dragon" (which you still don't know what it is), but tying it tangentially to the staff would be doable later on.

EDIT: Scratch that, I like where this is going. I can work with this. It doesn't have to be tied to the boon. Give me some time to sit on it.
This message was last edited by the GM at 21:35, Fri 03 Nov 2023.
Irfan
player, 482 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Mon 13 Nov 2023
at 06:45
  • msg #445

Re: OOC:

Bump for game post :)

Anything exalted effect is basically DM says.

I just started with the idea of summoning I think you floated as tge outcome.

Then saw Garuda Sanjeevani hoaxes, though back to moses's staff eating the pharohs staffs as a similar to a 'racecar derby', then contemplated how lightning rod is vital Irfan's combat threat levels, and how cool it would be if the staff could act when Irfan couldn't. To find or enable him, while disarmed or unable to fight.



This message was last edited by the player at 07:18, Mon 13 Nov 2023.
Irfan
player, 483 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Mon 13 Nov 2023
at 07:21
  • msg #446

Re: OOC:

GM
GM, 549 posts
Mon 13 Nov 2023
at 23:35
  • msg #447

Re: OOC:

Thanks for the bump. Been super busy (went immediately to bed after work and crashed for 3 hours), but I should be able to post tomorrow.

And *hesitation on whether to reveal this much* I did intend to go with an intelligent item for the rod (ties in with the sequel of the story), though I had multiple ways on how to get there. And how that comes about will depend on you.
Irfan
player, 484 posts
Vigor 14/34
Scholar, Spheres of Might
Tue 14 Nov 2023
at 02:26
  • msg #448

Re: OOC:



100% story driven, all the way.

I just thought it was neat, and power scaling aside, a good way to force a external power upgrade.
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