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Rastila
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*poke* Anyone? Anyone at all?

*poke* Anyone? Anyone at all?

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Yeah, lets get back on

Yeah, lets get back on track.

 

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Everybody okay?   Remember -

Everybody okay?

 

Remember - you don't need a clever action to take to post.  Just giving verbal or non-verbal reactions can really help the story.

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Carrion Crown Blues

I know some people are having some difficulty with the mystery aspect of the adventure path.  Here are a few things that can help:

 

 

  • You can always roll a sense motive check to get a hunch.  DC starts at 15 without modifiers, and everyone can try it.  The better the result, the more useful the hunch.
  • Ariam possesses a wisdom Harrow Card.  This card will tell Ariam the best thing she can do at the moment in regards to her situation, which can entirely resolve a mystery if used properly.
  • The mystery is intertwined with the adventure.  You can always get more info by venturing to points of interest, such as Harrowstone or the Graveyard.
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From Orin, at Oboe:

From Orin, at Oboe:

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Good successes on both

Good successes on both sides.  Well done everyone.

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Rastila - I'm assuming you're

Rastila - I'm assuming you're busy with things, given the season.  Please join a group (Team Ariam or Team Graveyard) when you can next post. 

 

In the meantime, we'll continue with the people we have.

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Everyone okay?

Everyone okay?

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No. Everyone is ghosts. <3 

No. Everyone is ghosts. 

<3 

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I'm pretty sick, i'll get

I'm pretty sick, i'll get back to things tommorrow whan my brain works.

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Orin asks: Is the door the

Orin asks: Is the door the kind of door that opens when you kick it?

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When you're Orin, every door

When you're Orin, every door is the kind of door that opens when you kick it.

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I was busy, then I unsure how

I was busy, then I unsure how to join, then forgot, followed by unsure how to catch up. So now, I am reading, and shall join one of the two teams.

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Per various requests I've

Per various requests I've received, I'm adding a battlemap to this particular encounter to help you visualize the fight a little better.

 

Note that this will not be the norm.  While battlemaps can be a lot of fun, and help get down exact rulings in many fights, they also severely detract from the atmosphere of heroic horror fantasy.  Combat is meant to feel erratic, confusing, and dangerous.

 

As such, maps will be used more on a case-by-case basis.

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Oboe - are you actually

Oboe - are you actually striking or readying an action?  There are no rolls on your post.

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With +0 BAB, I can't draw a

With +0 BAB, I can't draw a weapon as I move, so move action to move, standard action to draw the whip.

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FYI Darlain - Guidance is a

FYI Darlain - Guidance is a touch spell.  Unfortunately, the only place you can be to touch Orin will put you in range of the crawler.

 

If you'd like to do that, you can either try to make a DC 15 concentration check to cast defensively or risk an attack of opportunity.

 

Your bonus to concentration is your caster level + your casting attribute (Charisma).  For you, this works out to +4.

 

Alternatively, if you're going into melee anyway, you can use the "Aid another" action to grant Orin a +2 bonus to melee.  This is an attack roll versus AC 10.  Since you have a longspear, you won't have to get too terribly close to the critter too.  Even with +0 to hit, you still have a 50/50 shot of pulling it off, much like your guidance at the moment.

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Oddly specific haiku time

That's a great entry, Bankil.  :D

 

This seems like an appropriate time for a Haiku:

 

The Adventurer
Scratches head at treasure list
Needs ranks in Spellcraft

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List of Loot

Just to keep things a little simpler, I'm going to list the loot and what you've managed to successfully identify here.

 

Remember - you can try with knowledge checks - they're instant, but they're harder to pull off and will only identify certain items.  Arcane scrolls need Knowledge Arcana, divine scrolls need Knowledge: Religion, etc.

 

Alternatively, you can try a Detect Magic spell and Spellcraft check.  This is more surefire, but it takes three rounds for each and every item, so you'll be spending several minutes in the crypt if you try it here.

 

Based on Darlain's excellent Knolwedge Arcana roll, here are the items in the stash you know about:

 

  • Expensive-looking wooden case (Unopened, contents unknown)
  • 4 Sun Rods
  • 6 Flasks of holy water
  • 12 Silver Arrows (Non-magical)
  • 10 +1 Arrows
  • 5 +1 Ghost Touch Arrows (The shimmery ones)
  • 2 +1 undead bane arrows (The stone-ish arrows)
  • 5 potions of cure light wounds
  • 2 potions of lesser restoration
  • 1 scroll of protection from evil
  • 1 scroll of detect undead
  • 2 scrolls of hide from undead (divine)
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I say we throw the whole

I say we throw the whole shebang in a sack, and keep looking around the graveyard for shenanigans. There might be undead who need a touch of culling.

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Sorry for the delay, guys. 

Sorry for the delay, guys.  Battling illness.

 

Oboe's myraid number of checks should get you the rest of the equipment that you know about is checked.  I'll determine what crazy thing happens when you open the case when the room stops spinning.  :)

 

Check above for a new list of stuff and think about how you wanna split it!

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Man, we need to get either

Man, we need to get either Ariam or Orin a great big bow.

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I think Oboe is gonna get a

I think Oboe is gonna get a shortbow. His damage with a rapier or whip is... Umm... Abysmal.

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*sigh* if only they were

*sigh* if only they were bolts...

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Yeah - whips versus zombies

Yeah - whips versus zombies isn't going to help too much.

 

Fortunately, there is a blacksmith in town.  You can always outfit yourselves if you're looking to employ a bit of this ammo.  :)

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Banakil got a Nat 20 on the
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Just a note, Nich,

Just a note, Nich, identifying magic items is Spellcraft not Knowledge.

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Normally, yeah.  For purposes

Normally, yeah.  For purposes of my game, I allow knoweldge: religion and knowledge: arcana to get general information about a few magic items at a glance, with spellcraft being specific to getting details on how they work and specific stats.  Since Arcana can identify ongoing spell effects and Religion can identify items of religious importance, it makes sense that such abilities stretch to magic items of a similar nature.

I'm giving Ban a pass for the high roll, and you'd figure it out with spellcraft later anyway.

In general, the DCs are higher and will never get as much information as Spellcraft and a lot of time.  Spellcraft works on everything too.

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Ok, no problem with that

Ok, no problem with that logic. I just wanted to make sure you weren't thinking incorrectly, that's all.

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Nah.  Just a weird quirk of

Nah.  Just a weird quirk of mine.  :)