The Gathering Stone (OOC)   Posted by Chronicler.Group: 0
Roland of Nuphilin
 player, 6 posts
 Priest of Saint Abyliberi
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 20:46
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
You all hear that? Don't come crying for cures until you are half dead. Play smart, people
Album Schnix
 player, 5 posts
 6/6 SP
 6/6 HP
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 22:59
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Long as you spent your healing wisely Roland.
Rondar
 player, 14 posts
 Human Fighter; AC: 18
 S: 6/6; H: 7/7; PP: 12
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 02:00
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Chronicler,

Cobale's in-game appearance made me wonder how she would be viewed, IC (on a scale ranging from "Eh, it's a Goliath -- not too common hereabouts, but really no big deal" to "Argh! It's a monster! Look at how big it is! Run, before it eats you!").

Upon searching, I found the following in the "Campaign Setting" thread: "Gociteru consists of entirely of goliaths.  This ethnic group is centered on the western side old Nigotier."

So, then . . . how would Cobale be viewed, in-game, in the Low Hollow region?

Thanks.
Chronicler
 GM, 33 posts
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 10:20
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
While goliaths were originally native to the Kaithydun Mountains, they were displaced by the Gotier almost a thousand years ago.  So indeed, seeing one in the Southern Vale, let alone other parts of Old Nigotier, is rare.  And at this time, that means lots of suspicion and avoidance towards them when they are encountered.

Cobale, how do you see your character being treated by those not of your kin?
Album Schnix
 player, 7 posts
 6/6 SP
 6/6 HP
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 11:17
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Oh wait, I forgot to ask but is it okay to use bold letters for IC speech? Also I have one about skill check, are you the only one to roll or is that on special occasions?
Chronicler
 GM, 35 posts
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 12:19
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Bold letters are fine.  I'm just reticent of twenty different color/formatting schemes colliding on the screen.

The DM will roll most of the skill checks, except for things like acrobatics, athletics, animal handling, performance, etc.
Cobale
 player, 4 posts
 Goliath Monk
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 12:29
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
I figure that the reaction to her has been widely varied as she has traveled from her home, where Goliaths still are commonplace. In those places where direct confrontations occur, the interactions were unpleasant, bordering on hostile, as if her presence itself was an attack from a monster. Once she moved past communities where conflicts occur, the tension deescalated down to suspicion and avoidance. Throw in her wearing 'human' clothes rather than 'goliath' clothes and not carrying any 'axes the size of a 12 year old' some of the suspicion from some has shifted to curiosity about the giant in a dress.
Chronicler
 GM, 36 posts
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 13:34
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Rather than making you guys wait for the ages it will take me to complete the new version of the area map, I've decided to stick with my previous ideas for the geography.  Below is a link to where the map is located online.  One big important note: the orientation needs be changed, so that where the compass is pointing north on the map, consider that to be east.  The alterations between the version linked below and the version I'm working on now are so significant, that if I do end up completing the new version before the end of the campaign it will be of no use to us here.  So for better or worse, this our campaign map.

https://www.deviantart.com/uk1..._new=10%3A1598448709
Chronicler
 GM, 37 posts
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 13:43
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Another point on the discussion about Cobale's "reception."  Small tribes of hill giants are known to roam through the Kaithydun Mountains, particularly Low Hollow, from time to time.  While not welcomed or appreciated when they do so, knowledge of and experience with the hill giants would mean that people are at least acquainted with the "larger" folk and although the size differential would certainly still be intimidating, it is not completely outlandish.  That is to say that Cobale's size would be less of an otherworldly figure than a novelty worthy of caution and curiosity.

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:44, Wed 26 Aug.

Rondar
 player, 16 posts
 Human Fighter; AC: 18
 S: 6/6; H: 7/7; PP: 12
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 00:43
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Chronicler,

Has it been revealed, in-game, how far the Robernyde mines are from the PCs' present location (outside Cotylac)?

Or, mayhap the PCs know this, as a matter of common knowledge?

Thanks.
Chronicler
 GM, 39 posts
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 01:44
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
It hasn't.  For the sake of expediency, we'll just make it common knowledge (as some of the characters would know off hand and other wouldn't).  The settlement of Robernyde is five miles from Cotylac by road (just shy of 2 hours walking), and the mine is another two miles from there, up steep terrain (so about 1-2 hours additional travel).
Chronicler
 GM, 41 posts
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 11:08
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Album Schnix:
Also I have one about skill check, are you the only one to roll or is that on special occasions?


In case I made this unclear, in most cases I won't elect on my own to roll a check for you.  If you want your character to make a skill check, say for example to perform an Insight check during a conversation, just let me know as an OOC in your post.  More often than not I'll roll the check and resolve the outcome in my posted response.  On a case-by-case basis, I'll have the player roll the check instead.

By keeping the roll out of sight, it helps to create more roleplaying situations.  A close fail on an insight check leads you to not quite be able to peer through the target's affectations, body language, tone, and so forth.  The person may seem unreadable or your doubts are not quite settled.  A really bad roll, like a 1 or 2, could mean you've seriously misread the situation, falling for a total lie or believing motivations that aren't there.  By keeping the roll out of sight, verisimilitude gets propped up a little.

Also, after sooooo many times seeing players (myself included) metagame based on a die roll--oh, you rolled a 3 on your insight check, well I'm going to insight check this guy, too so we can get a better die roll, crap I also got a 4, can someone else insight check this guy--this helps to keep that behavior in check.
Rondar
 player, 21 posts
 Human Fighter; AC: 18
 S: 6/6; H: 7/7; PP: 12
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 00:39
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Congratulations on snagging the 100th post, Album.

Who knows, that might even entitle you to some sort of an in-game goodie! :)
Album Schnix
 player, 11 posts
 6/6 SP
 6/6 HP
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 01:06
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
LOL, Album is anything but pleasant, who knows, she might change :p
Chronicler
 GM, 46 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 12:34
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Unless anyone has something they would like to do prior to leaving, I'm going to forward with the narrative.  I'll post up this afternoon to give people some time if they want to interject something before then.
Rondar
 player, 22 posts
 Human Fighter; AC: 18
 S: 6/6; H: 7/7; PP: 12
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 14:58
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Chronicler:
Unless anyone has something they would like to do prior to leaving, I'm going to forward with the narrative.  I'll post up this afternoon to give people some time if they want to interject something before then.


Rondar is signed up, geared-up, and ready to move out. :)
Chronicler
 GM, 47 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2020
at 01:29
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Sorry, meant to post, but am not feeling that great.  Will post tomorrow first thing.
Rondar
 player, 24 posts
 Human Fighter; AC: 18
 S: 6/6; H: 7/7; PP: 12
Sat 29 Aug 2020
at 02:19
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
In reply to Chronicler (msg # 62):

Thanks for the heads-up. Hope that you feel better tomorrow.
Album Schnix
 player, 13 posts
 6/6 SP
 6/6 HP
Sat 29 Aug 2020
at 22:51
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Ah I see, well at least Album feels more justified to take the more straighter, even though it's filled with trees, rocks and probably wildlife.
Chronicler
 GM, 50 posts
Mon 31 Aug 2020
at 12:37
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
It seems the party is evenly split on which path to take ...
Rondar
 player, 26 posts
 Human Fighter; AC: 18
 S: 6/6; H: 7/7; PP: 12
Mon 31 Aug 2020
at 16:44
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Chronicler:
It seems the party is evenly split on which path to take ...



I believe that the tie was broken by this morning's IC posts. :)
Chronicler
 GM, 52 posts
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 21:28
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Sorry, not feeling well again.  Will post tomorrow.
Rondar
 player, 27 posts
 Human Fighter; AC: 18
 S: 6/6; H: 7/7; PP: 12
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 01:53
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Chronicler:
Sorry, not feeling well again.  Will post tomorrow.


Hope that you feel better tomorrow. We'll stay tuned. :)
Chronicler
 GM, 53 posts
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 12:14
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Okay, here we go.  Allergies are the pits.
Rondar
 player, 28 posts
 Human Fighter; AC: 18
 S: 6/6; H: 7/7; PP: 12
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 15:55
Re: The Gathering Stone (OOC)
Chronicler:
Okay, here we go.  Allergies are the pits.


Definitely no fun, but I'm glad that it's nothing worse.