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OOC 2 - The latest OOC.

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Jack Springhill
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Sun 19 May 2024
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Only ones I found that high were
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Aranea
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Sun 19 May 2024
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Yeah, I pulled from savage species to turn the species into a class that completes the monster so she isn’t even an adult by their standards because it had to be broken down to smaller pieces. She owes another level or two to grow into the full measure of her species. Then she can start growing beyond them.

She can’t change form as much, doesn’t have quite the magic, can’t web as often and has a few stat points left to gain.
Jack Springhill
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Sun 19 May 2024
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No worries, hopefully we keep moving forward.

Is my journal a useful tool or is it just getting too cluttered?

It might make sense for anything journal worthy to be posted here first and then I can edit it into only having my "entries" rather than other commentary, if that makes sense.

Locations
Creatures
Deities
Organizations
Definitions


Blocks of Information
Aranea
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Sun 19 May 2024
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If it is kept to mostly bullet points, that will help keep organized and the least amount of text on a subject while still defining/describing them adequately will allow new folks to benefit from what we have discovered- or let the DM correct things.
Jack Springhill
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Sun 19 May 2024
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Going to try and keep things organized and clean to the best of my ability....
Jack Springhill
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Mon 27 May 2024
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the times of Aryth
Is this a time under this old god before the coming of the dark entity?





Erenland entered into journal...

Is the glassworks in High wall?
glassworks is also still burning and the gimmicks they make seem to have a connection to some kind of dreamcatching.

So these are items of contested ownership, between Highwall and Erenland?
The scythe of Jil and the return of the mad Splintershield are like a trademark, sorting through the petty trade as though the whole world had taken notice.
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Mongo
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Mon 27 May 2024
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Arghh. More than half of that last post makes no sense. Izrador and Aryth are personages of some sort but no one will explain them since the info relating to them is NOT coming from people present at the tavern. It is presented like someone ASSUMING WE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.
The messenger makes a hand motion and Sleeps one of the Striders? No Sleep spell I've ever heard of can affect level 10+, and the Striders are around level 16. Given the casual tone that Icarus is speaking in I assume this is a prank of some sort between old comrades?

The tithe is spread out on the floor? Did someone attempt to take my weapons from me? There would have been an altercation in that case, level 16 characters or not.
Jack Springhill
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Mon 27 May 2024
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I think the tithe is something Icarus is suggesting we can take as a job, load those given things onto the wagon, setting up the next step after the power Nexus-, and the pround.
Mongo
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Mon 27 May 2024
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And thats another thing. I asked a Strider what a pround was and was ignored. More assumptions?
Jack Springhill
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Mon 27 May 2024
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Yes I saw that happened you did indeed directly ask what a pround is...
Aranea
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Mon 27 May 2024
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I’m thinking it is something in the venue of scholar-wizard-artificer who studies magic objects. It might also be kind of museum curator. This is all inferred.
Jack Springhill
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Mon 27 May 2024
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A specialist in destroying phylacerys
wlake.gmtn
GM, 164 posts
Sun 2 Jun 2024
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Ultimately I'm trying to maximize the seeds, the ones I can think of being glassworks, carts going in and out of the city, super-powerful magic forcing itself into tight spaces, magical arms transports, fire and water as elements, and so forth.

Aryth is the continent that includes Erethor, the present landmass. The Sarcosans are the race from across the seas that dominated the Dorns, who resided as Native Americans. The Erenlanders are a mixture of Dornishn and Sarcosan blood and are a bit more open and forgiving than their forebears. Level 16 is an estimate based on the power vacuum that comes from different groups of units split based on their power level. So you can never know which is more important, the group or the specific monster. Hence the estimation of CR or EL which get conflated. So level 16 is meant to build tension, like these guys are the best in the region or whatever, suggestive of group dynamics exceeding some of the best of the selective pressures going on, especially since they are rangers. It's a hunt of Mother Earth but in this case she's known as the Blood Mother, served by orcs.

The cart going into the city is goofy, as it just appeared. But it's the working of the gods which remains muddled, and yet very powerful. You never know when some reverse-engineering is going to careen the magic item transport, causing it to erupt as a volcano in the well of the city, frightening all the locals like another Pompeii. Such volcano treatment pertains to Magma Avenue of Cauldron, as well as the Wands of Control Water. They are hidden deep in the space that functions as the space in the cart. All this relies on divvying up the means of transportation, which tend to be bone steeds in the case of the Shadow. Lava Avenue pushes its way into public consciousness, being the inner city in which everyone's struggling to obtain the Wands of Control Water with which to purify themselves in the case of an eruption.

The pround is a functionary devolved from the aberrations of just beyond, being the huddled candlemaker who thrusts his shifty practices on other people, forcing them to evolve into a gold piece, in some instances. His goal is to drain the power of the nexuses as though they are oil wells, and coordinates serf space with the Shadow in a manner exceeding but not equal to their demesne. The villages sit on a charter from the Miraleen, sort of the Denmark of the Midnight world in which soflyetes manage currency transfers, generally between larger villages. He is going to show up later than the tithe-collectors so watch out when he tries to raze the city after a missed opportunity.
Jack Springhill
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Sun 2 Jun 2024
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It probably helps that I am familiar with the shackled city adventure path.

During the rainy season Cauldron floods and the wands of control water are used to lower the flooding of the central lake, so that the city does not sink below the surface.  The wands were created for this purpose.


It is going to take some time to get a grasp on what this all means...
Aranea
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Sun 2 Jun 2024
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I hope it helps, but I am feeling entirely lost at this juncture
Jack Springhill
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Sun 2 Jun 2024
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Alright so the pround seems to not only be a person who can destroy an object like the lich phylactery, but also traffics in dark magic, and siphons magic from the power Nexus- to his own ends, so perhaps he can do more than destroy things
he can also make magic items?
Mongo
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Sun 2 Jun 2024
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Thought I had posted last night in a semi conscious state. What Seeds are the GM referring to?


Lava Road = Magma Road???


The cart was provided by the Gods and contains an extra dimensional space wherein is hidden the Wands of Water control?

A lot is written about Power Nexi. Is that the main concern of all the denizons of note?
Aranea
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Sun 2 Jun 2024
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Perhaps it is the nature of a “more dark lord aligned” area that the local pround traffics dark magic?
Jack Springhill
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Sun 2 Jun 2024
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Yeah I have been leery of this place when that talk about tithing and wondering if part of the tithe is culling the herd, in other words human sacrifices, so I would prefer to be gone before that, it seems like getting the information to see the pround and a library, might catch us up to speed...
Jack Springhill
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Tue 4 Jun 2024
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Mongo do you need us to help figure something out for you to be able to post?
Mongo
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Tue 4 Jun 2024
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Somewhat. Everything I say is leading to more confusion. So maybe silence is the best way to move forward.
Aranea
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Tue 4 Jun 2024
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The plot does develop a bit… fractally. I am going to try to play along, three people have dropped in my time here for not being able to keep up. Lost in the sauce!
Jack Springhill
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Tue 4 Jun 2024
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I have been embracing it as the "stranger in a strange land" as it were, and anything that does not make sense, I try to understand....

Thus the Jack's Journal thread.....
Mongo
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Tue 4 Jun 2024
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What is meant by 'the man with the Stone's belly is widening'?
Stone is capitalized like it represents a named Stone. Belly is widening? Has he overindulged, or is this like Mr Creosote from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, indicating he is about to explode?

The scythe of Jil and the Splinter shield are like a trademark? A trademark for who or what?

Is our GM someone for whom English is a second language? That might explain the differing format of ideas and concepts.
Jack Springhill
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Tue 4 Jun 2024
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Mongo:
The scythe of Jil and the Splinter shield are like a trademark? A trademark for who or what?


I am pretty sure (again based on my knowledge of the Shackled City adventure path)....

Jil's scythe, if I am not mistaken Jil is a member of a thieves (assassins) guild.

Splintershield is a dwarven family


In this sense trademark might be better described as a sign/symbol associated with.
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