Friday, 31 January 2014

Elvira (Anheim's Tale).

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Elvira and two others.


I've met very young woman named Elvira in Peltarch Commons (Chea told me about her).

After short introduction i've offered her to be my girlfriend, to try.

She was shocked so i said "Just an offer. Sorry."

She ran away.

-- Anheim.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Excursion into Rawlins (Frances' Tale).

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White Stag.


With my old familiar friend we've went to Norwick and into Rawlinswood, to hunt.

On our way we passed White Stag, holy animal. We could kill it but we didn't want to earn Druid Circle's Enmity. It's still a thrilling thought.

Then we stumbled upon fairly large amount of goblins and wolves, familiar fought like fiend - while my flaming arrows reduced them fast as they exploded in their body - incinerating them. We won and disembarked to warn the town guards, then return if neccessary.

-- Frances, hunting warrior-witch.



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Outnumbered.

Red Slaad in Kobold Swamp area.

Dear Journal,

i went for my swamp patrol with Nade, and after short while and few fights with kobolds we stumbled upon Red Slaad, froglike creature from the Plane of Limbo, essence of Chaos.

I cut it's red tongue as evidence and returned to Cerulean HQ to report. In a bad mood.

-- Yours, Chea Allin, Cerulean Star 1st.


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Red Slaad and kobolds.


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Dirty Relfection.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Mermaid Patio Party.

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Mermaid Patio Party.


Dear Journal,

I've stumbled upon what would seem as leftovers of Patio Party at a Dancing Mermaid Inn.

I've bought batch of 'Longtooth' drinks, probably after adventuress of old, Lucia Longtooth.

And lemonade. Cheap (both).

-- Yours, Chea Allin, chronicler and scribe.

P.S. Lucia Longtooth - She was barbarian woman, with great strength. Probably the same adventuring team as Kanen Hightower (Paladin, 'traitor' later, now long gone) and elven fighter Jade Ma'fein, and paladin (perhaps fallen) woman Sarah Raime, friend of past to Attentus.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

My reality and my language.

Dear Journal,


What is Reality?

Is it something external, or product of my brain?

i think both.


When i discover new thing, phenomena or spiritual experience, i find a name (or invent it) and add it (it's meaning) to my 'Catalogue of Reality', or 'Dictionary of my world'.

Different people live in different worlds, even if they meet often in real.

Where mind travels, body follows.


What is real what is not?

Some people disregard magic as part of reality.... too bad their lives are poor, even if they own coin or few more.


-- Yours, Chea Allin, philosopher.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Cold Caves.

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Cold Caves - Entrance, part 1.


Dear Journal,

Large group of us went to Cold Caves to find magical treasures they hold.

It's very long and dangerous trip so i didn't intend to make it full way. I warned the team.

We went few levels in and deep, past gypsy camp occupied by infected gnolls, cold cave entrance, small ogre maze, ice-spider-filled cold crypts, and into large ogre maze.

One fight i considered noteably life-threatening.

My spell energies were running dangerously low, so i decided to retreat invisibly hoping that they won't smell me as i pass past them in cold, wet, dark, in places narrow and tangled web of corridors.

In cold crypts i had to meditate in half lotus position (not only mind's), letting spell energies return, hoping i won't freeze (deeper was too cold for rest), nor that spiders come back. I was lucky.

I got lost on way back, so i opened too many doors, but i did close them before they did notice me. Hopefully other adventurers won't suffer because of this.

Finally i found rope up and way out.

Perhaps someday i'll be ready to go through all of the ogre maze and onward.

-- Yours, Chea Allin, adventuress.

P.S. Ogre Shamans' physique makes them highly resistant to body-affecting aspect of a 'Phantasmal Killer' spell. But i got one lesser ogre kill still with it.


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Cold Caves - Entrance, part 2.


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Cold Caves - Ice Crypt.


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Cold Caves - Ogre Maze.


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Cold Caves - Lone retreat on Cold Crypts long bridge (without spiders).


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Cold Caves - Lone retreat, infected gnoll occupied entrance.

What is thinking?

Dear Journal,

What is thinking?

Is it inner speech, or giving psychic activities word and phrase forms?

Would perfecting speech improve thinking?

i think yes.

-- Yours, Chea Allin, Mentalist Mage.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Bardic College & Theater.

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Peltarch Bardic College & Theater - up of stage.


Dear Journal,

A while ago famous bard, Lycka Zomasdottir took me and young singer whose name i forgot on tour to the Peltarch Theater & Bardic College.

I was admiring.

-- Yours, Chea Allin, spectator.

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Peltarch Bardic College & Theater - on stage.


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Peltarch Bardic College & Theater - library.


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Peltarch Bardic College & Theater - mess hall.


Saturday, 11 January 2014

Fire & Metal (Frances' Tale).

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Fire & Metal.

I've returned from Norwick almost as 'strong' as i was before, regained barely access to 2nd circle magics.

Flame weapon spell can affect arrows and weapons.

On boat back i felt urge so i cast and hummed song from my dreams of youth...

.... 'Fire & Metal, Light & Shadow' ....

In these dreams i was part of a group of people using such and fighting, perhaps each other, perhaps common enemy, perhaps both. It's a thrill i must admit.

It will take a while before i control my own shadow, inner dragon of my Psyche. Being raised in Oscura left its mark afterall.

Then i can strive for fourth circle of magic and the Shadow Conjuration spell group.

Somehow i can't resist, nor want to resist this pursuit.


-- Frances, disgraced Witch of Oscuran noble heritage.

Deep Caves (Frances' Tale).

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Goblin Cave - Kennels.



With my old friend anew, we've ventured again into Rawliswoods. Cleared area of goblins, for a while at least.... as they are numerous and breed fast.

Then we've dared their cave and met much stronger opposition. But as they say.... 'what won't kill me, will do me good. (without tears)'.

We survived, for we decided to retreat while we still could.

Then i've sold all this junk i've found on goblin corpses, and discovered that i am more than halfway toward buying new a longbow.

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Mrs. Deepanvil in the Dwarven Hold.


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Frances in Gemli's Shop.


P.S. I've bought elegant black and blue gambeson from Wald.

Friday, 10 January 2014

'Panther' (Frances' Tale).

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More staff fighting.


I've fought goblins and wolves with staff, bow and occasional help of my new black cat friend, until i've found my old mephit familiar (also known as 'Blue Flying Monkey', and called 'Memphit' by some).

I was so happy that i called him 'Panther'.

It'll stay that way, knowing magics of this land.




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Blue Flying Monkey nicknamed 'Panther'.


P.S. I let black cat free.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Back in howling woods (Frances' Tale).

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Back to Norwick.


Getting back into shape after visit in fugue can be slow.

I ended up in typical place for too weak for others to consider them seriously, in Howling Woods.

Keeping goblin population down is important and practiced as a way to train in combat ways.

I've used my bow, rapid firing and fast, so goblin spellyappers could not focus on their spells.

When it came to close combat i relied mostly on my staff, with more or less elaborate circular movements, but also on panther i've bought to compensate for loss of my ice mephit familiar. Perhaps i'll find him later.




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Bowshooting.



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Staff fighting.


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More bowshooting.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Inner War (Anheim's Tale).

If i had to decide what is war worth the cause, i'd say: Inner War for Perfection.

I am almost sure that if i change internally, this can be seen outside.

That's how i will meet her perhaps?

-- Anheim.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Frances Darkhaven (Character Description).




Name: Frances, of Darkhavens (noble Oscuran family).
Age: 23 (she returned from fugue as young looking as she was at moment of death).
Gender: Female.
Alignment: Lawful Neutral.
Race: Human.
Class: Sorcerer (9) / Fighter (2).

Familiar: Panther (a large black cat).

Deity: She forgot in fugue, perhaps Kossuth (god of Fire and Flames). Now she also learns about Siamorphe, god of Nobility (Siamorphe is female demigodess, but Frances follows her male aspect, whose name she has to learn yet). She's also interrested in Mystra (Godess of Magic), Tempus (Warriors' God) & Red Knight (Lady of Strategy & Tactics).

Home Town: Oscura since birth, she occasionally resides elsewhere, mostly in Peltarch.

Description: Red haired, black dressed young woman. Noble traits clearly visible in her demeanor, but her outfit is 'barely looking' as she would say ... with an exception of a shiny ring she wears proudly on a middle finger of her left hand. She has Siamorphe's and Kossuth mons embroided on her barely fine robe. Her allies call her sometimes 'Noble Flame'. She has one certain 'noble' trait in her that is well known in the area, a peculiar smirk of a mage... sharp and somewhat disillusioned, as if performed by someone wiser now and tired with his arcane conquests.

Strength: 14 (strong), +1 with her gauntlets, higher with a spell,
Dexterity: 16 (very agile), +1 with her ring, +1 with her archery gloves, higher with a spell,
Constitution: 12 (fragile but persistent),
Intelligence: 13 (smart),
Wisdom: 11 (experienced), +2 with her amulet,
Charisma: 14 (noble), +1 with her ring, higher with a spell.

Saving Throws:

Fortitude: 7,
Reflex: 6, higher with a spell,
Will: 6 (up to +3 with items),

Up to +6 vs fear with items,
+1 vs fire with her cape.

Saving throws vs Spells have Spellcraft bonus.

Damage Resistance:

DR 5/- vs fire with her cape.

Other statistics:

Attack:
* +8/+3 (unarmed or dagger),
* +9/+4 (longsword or a hobgoblin scimitar),
* +12/+7 (with her the well made darkwood longbow),
* +1 or +2 for ranged with a Cat's Grace spell,
* +1 or +2 for melee with a Bull Strength spell,
* -5 with the Expertise feat on,
* unarmed combat provokes attacks of opportunity from enemies,
* ranged combat in a melee range provokes attacks of opportunity from enemies.
* her gauntlets of ogre power might increase melee attack by +1, with a spell.

Damage:
* 1d3+2 unarmed,
* 1d4+3 with a dagger,
* 1d8+2 with longsword,
* 1d6+4 with a hobgoblin scimitar and high critical hits as well,
* 1d8+2 with longbow,
* +1 or +2 with a Bull Strength spell for melee damage,
* +1 or +2 ranged damage with Bull Strength spell & with her darkwood longbow,
* +1 ranged damage with her Static Arrows,
* +1d4+4 with Flame Weapon on a blade, other melee weapon, monk gloves or ammo,
* damage is dealt for each of succesful hits, possibly few times in a round.
* her gauntlets of ogre power might increase melee damage by +1, with a spell.

Armor Class:
* 10 base,
* +4 for her Dexterity,
* +2 with her boots,
* +1 with her leathers,
* +2 with her shield,
* +4 with Mage Armour spell,
* +1 or +2 with Cat's Grace spell,
* +4 with Haste spell,
* +5 with the Expertise feat on (cannot be used with ranged weapons),
* +3 with a Barkskin potion (or +2 if there's Mage Armour on as well).

Languages Known:

Common.
Damaran (language of Narfell natives).
Orcish.
Learning Elven.

Spells Known:

Cantrips:

Light,
Detect Magic,
Read Magic,
Resistance,
Prestidigitation,
Mending,
Ray of Frost [DC 12; +1, +2 or +3 with Eagle's Splendour spell].

1st level:

Magic Missle.
Identify.
Mage Armor.
Endure Elements,
Protection from Alignment.

2nd level:

Cat's Grace.
Flame Weapon.
Eagle's Splendor.
Bull Strength.

3rd level:

Haste.
Dispel Magic.
Fireball [DC 15; +1, +2 or +3 with Eagle's Splendour spell].

4th level:

Shadow Conjuration.
Bestow Curse; SRD: link; [DC 16; +1, +2 or +3 with Eagle's Splendour spell].


Weapons & Armour:



Masterwork Darkwood Longbow,

The Very Rare commodity,
Worth a fortune of 20 000 gold pieces from Norwick's Crafter's Union.




a Quiver of Arrows.

Frances has them plenty.




Static Arrows.




a well-made Longsword.

Worth a small fortune.




a Scabbard.




'Cruel Cut of the Warchief', a Hobgoblin-made Scimitar.

Worth a small fortune.




a Thin-bladed dagger.

a trophy.




an Ironwood Large Shield.

Probably worth a few of thousands of gold pieces,

... perhaps even more.




Light Leathers of Fearlessness.

Probably worth a few or several of thousands of gold pieces.



Equipment:



Cape of the Blaze.

Probably worth a small fortune.




Wizard's Belt.




Frances' Archery Gloves.




Gauntlets of Ogre's Power.




Gloves of Concentration.




Gloves of Discipline.




'Mind' Amulet.

... worth a fortune probably,

... but can't be traded anyway.




Amulet of Metaspell Influence.




Fey Perfume.




Ring of Dragonslaying,

Worth a small fortune,

... perhaps even more.




Ring of Nimble Shadows,

Worth few of thousands of gold pieces,

... perhaps even more.




Lesser Ring of Scholars.




Heavy Plated Greaves.




a Clothing,

'Barely looking' for a Noble.




a Wand of Fiery Walls (32 charges).

not sure of worth,

... probably a few of thousands of gold pieces.




a Wand of Ray of Frost (35 charges).




'Victor' Ring.




Flame's Essences,

Magical Crystals.




a Brooch of Shielding.





a Box with:

spare clothing,
torch,
climbing rope,
2 x rags for hygiene,
gold ring,
riverboat ticket,
bird's feather,
a mirror.




a Box with:

silverware (eating utensils),
wooden cup,
wooden bowl,
tinderbox,
3x belladonna,
garlic,
essence of raven.



Other Equipment & Tools:

a Box of coal for trade,
Tanning tools,
Books,
Drinks (perhaps she has them still),
Food,
Oil Flask x3,
Iron Skinning Knife,
Coinpurse with coins (small and light to carry).


Coins:
* at bank: 3010 gp (at least 10 gp has to remain in bank),
* in purse: about 1500 gp.


Potions:

2 x Heal [Caster Level: 11],
3 x Cure Critical Wounds [Caster Level: 7],
11 x Cure Serious Wounds [Caster Level: 5],
7 x Cure Moderate Wounds [Caster Level: 3],
54 x Cure Light Wounds [Caster Level: 2],

3 x Cure Moderate Wounds (Balm) [Caster Level: 3],

3 x Moon Mother's Milk (Ghostly Visage) [Caster Level: 3],
1 x Potion of Lore [Caster Level: 3],
10 x Potion of Bull's Strength [Caster Level: 3],
1 x Potion of Protection from Elements [Caster Level: 3],
1 x Potion of Ghostly Visage [Caster Level: 3],
4 x Potion of Clarity [Caster Level: 3],
3 x Finest Damaran Invisability Wine [Caster Level: 3],
1 x Potion of Lesser Restoration [Caster Level: 3],
5 x Potion of Antidote [Caster Level: 5],
1 x Pint of Darkness! [Caster Level: 3],
3 x Potion of Barkskin [Caster Level: 3],
1 x Potion of Spell Resistance [Caster Level: 9],
1 x Potion of Remove Curse [Caster Level: 5],
1 x Potion of Lesser Mind Blank [Caster Level: 9],
3 x Liquid Shadow (Shadow Shield) [Caster Level: 13],
2 x Hajbern's Potion of Immolation (Fireball) [Caster Level: 10].

Other Consumables:
- 1 x Barkskin Spell Crystal,
- 1 x Sin Berries 3 [Cure Serious Wounds: Caster Level: 10].
- 2 x Sin Berries 1 [Cure Light Wounds: Caster Level: 5]




Potions & Other.



Scrolls:

1 x Entropic Shield [Caster Level: 5],
2 x Sleep [Caster Level: 2],
1 x True Strike [Caster Level: 5],
6 x Light [Caster Level: 1],
1 x Darkness [Caster Level: 3],
2 x Endure Elements [Caster Level: 2],
1 x Grease [Caster Level: 2],
1 x Ironguts [Caster Level: 2],
1 x Color Spray [Caster Level: 2],
3 x Summon Creature I [Caster Level: 2],
2 x Shelgarn's Persistent Blade [Caster Level: 2],
1 x Charm Person [Caster Level: 2],
1 x Clarity [Caster Level: 3].




Frances' Scrollcase.



Valuables:

1 x Ancient Coin,
1 x Ancient Statue,
3 x Glowing Mushrooms (Lumicyllum Cap),
1 x Kobold Arcanist's Amulet (Spellcraft +2),
1 x Glittering Necklace (with a 'Light' spell),
1 x Fey Perfume (Persuade +1; Elf, Half-Elf or Human),
1 x Amulet of Will +2 (+2 Will Save),
1 x Amulet of Natural Armor (+1 AC; Human Only),
1 x Amulet of Natural Armor (+1 AC; Any Race),
1 x Periapt of Wisdom +1 (+1 Wisdom),
1 x Elven Choker (+1 Universal Saving Throw; Elf Only),
1 x Gloves of Concentration (Concentration +3),
1 x Gloves of Discipline (Discipline +3),
1 x Belt of Herbs (Heal +3).

   

- Gems & Miscellanneous Equipment -









... certain cantrips were replaced by other cantrips, pen-and-paper ones.




Summoned Shadow,

... with Cat's Grace & Mage Armor cast.

... Haste spell is useful in a tight situations.





Equipped things,
Weapons & Scabbard,
few Boxes, Skinning Knife & a Holy Symbol of Siamorphe.




a Nine 'Crystals of Time'.




Empty Spell Crystals.

13 Rough, 4 Standard & 3 Perfect.