[pnpgm] Game update #108 - File #399 - Caladan wakes up from Death
longshot at darktech.org
Thu Aug 24 23:52:09 CEST 2006
HT Alias/Player Character Name Type Status/Notes Sex
R3 Balrog................Balrog............Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
?? Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
R4 Tom Crockett..........Caladan...........Wizard..Normal/Human Ma
R1 Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human Ma
W3 Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
W2 Sergi Sallent.........Jordi.............Wizard..Normal/Elf Ma
R4 Tim Falkenberg........Malradh ben Kasha.Merc....Normal/Human Ma
R3 Wayne Richardson/Uji..Thig..............Sidh MU.Normal/Faerry Ma
Do Robert Maxwell........Strie'bog.........Artist..Normal/Human Ma
R3 Orion (Paul Broman)...Trembyl...........Wizard..Normal/Human Ma
W3 Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human Fe
R3 Scott Adams...........Xian..............Wizard..Normal/Human Ma
W2 Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human Fe
Animals: Ventrius/Pogo Thig's dogs, Firesnake of Caladan's,
Z'Leyra's Eagle, 2 Draft Horses, Wolf - Boyzdar
6 Captured Zen'da Horses
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Game Update #108 in sequence (file #399)
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From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
Z'leyra will volunteer to go to the castle...in the morning.
After a night's sleep so that mana can be regenerated.
She will be wanting both a Riding Horse IV and a Warhorse
III as part of her share of the horses... After the castle
is dealt with.
From Ben'dar: [Re: Actions]
He looks down at the ground and hesitates. Then he looks
into Cetric's face and says sincerely, "You have my thanks."
He smiles slightly and nods, then turns and walks away.
(OOC: Ben'Dar will not take the amulet or potion. If Chion
wants to explore the castle, Ben'Dar is willing to go help.)
From Chion: [Re: Actions]
Chion will say this: "I left a note at the castle. And
some magic. Between Wounderal and other mages I know, I
would expect that they will know I am coming... unless...
but I will... well, they probably will know.
I will need to be at full strength in order to even attempt
to return. This is a few days off. Caladan may wish to come
or stay, and I plan on waiting to see since this still
concerns what we came here to help him with. We should not
make too much haste, as the L'P'Nth are strong mages like
the Clima. Also, with the Bova aiding them they have magics
similar to Caladan's people, making it even more dangerous.
The claw should be removed from this plane and destroyed
if possible, prior to anything. We cannot risk it falling
back into the hands of those who dug it up to mis-use it."
He'll wait a minute and add, "I feel greatly responsible
for Caladan's condition, as it was I who cast the spell
which caused him to lose his footing. This is the reason
I returned to Wounderal. I know I did not attack him
directly, but perhaps I should have been more careful
with my magic.
I was warned prior to coming here. Indeed, he is the first
person I did not intend to harm that was "wounded" (he uses
this word in case any villagers are near) around my castings.
I must reflect on this while I recover." And with that he
will go into the tent where Caladan is resting and sit
next to him while he rests (He'll do his usual watchful
sleep spell at full el).
GM: Ack. It was big of you to admit things.
From Unali: [Re: Actions]
I believe I sent a slight change to item requests in my
last email. Dropped any claims on the amulet:
"Unali does not lay claim to the wand or amulet. Change
the desire for a riding III to riding IV. She would still
like to have a warhorse IV. Add one saddle to the list.
No other claims or desire for specific items, share in
the home income much appreciated."
She votes to go to the castle but as some rest is asked
by the other group members she has no objections.
From Strie'bog: [Re: Actions]
Strie'bog greets Bodyzar warmly when he returns to the
village. As for loot, he seems rather uninterested.
To the those gathered to talk about the claw, "I am still
weak of mana, but when I have recovered some, I will ask
the Court of Life to bless me with knowledge of the claw.
I may not be strong if we go against the castle, but I
will have enough to aid those who attack. It may be best
though for me to expend my energy to better understand the
claw. That way we can know how best to be rid of the
item." He stops and considers for a moment.
"I know very little of the spirit world of animals and
ancestors, save for the stories I have learned from the
Zen'da. My experience lies with the Great Forests of the
North and from my father's people. There is a story he
told me though of a pure soul who was corrupted by a great
evil." He closes his eyes for a minute. "I am not sure
how well it will translate."
[*****Story Deleted for space purposes*****]
When able, Strie'bog will cast Wisdom. He will then try
to recover what Mana he can prior to going to the Castle.
GM: Ack. Deleted the story here for space. Its a good
story though. For those who haven't it via the list
see the website for the post he made.
From Chion: [Re: Reply to Strie'bog]
Chion's initial response to this is to simple say in Chosai,
"Sounds like the "lord's of light" propaganda."
Of which probably only Z'leyra will undertsand what he means.
He is, of course, refering to Regis Baya.
He will then ask Strei'bog, "Alas, there was no hope for
the one possessed of evil save death. And only after
ascending to a higher plane would the actions of the soul
be seperated from the controller and repaid to each. Is it
simply a matter of birth into goodness that this lady
cannibal is to be saved? What your story teaches is true
enough, there is balance in all things. Sometimes that
balance can only be restored by destroying the vessel which
is being used for one side or the other's gain. What brings
one to serve destruction? This is better asked of the man
who destroyed the body of the lady destroyer. A balance,
even in good people doing destructive things does exist
and is needed. Likewise, the maiden was not purely evil,
but still needed to be destroyed. The real question is
what drove the man to destroy her and why? How does the
destruction of even one "sip" of life not endanger all
of the powers involved? You see, he fulfilled his desires
just as surely as she did at the start. The balance lies
not in the first sip, but in each subsequent sip." He'll
pause for dramatic effect and add, "The claw may be as
the woman. And although I have no desire to destroy it, I
know it must be done. It is a sip we must all partake in
if we want to restore what should be, here in the northern
(And let the political fights begin. LOL)
GM: Ack. Interesting.
From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
"If you need mana back fast..."
Z'leyra will offer to loan a brooch casting Watchful Sleep
(EL6) to Strie'bog if he wants. It would help him recover
EL+2 mana (and recover up to that much in damage).
"Keeps one ready to react while sleeping and allows quicker
recovery of mana and from injuries. One of the reasons I've
been able to cast so many spells." ...as she hands the
To correct error.
Though Z'leyra knows the spell at EL6 the Watchful Sleep
brooch is only EL5.
From Strie'bog in reply to Z'leyra:
"Thank you Z'leyra," he says with a kind smile. It is
easy to sense that this offer means a great deal to him.
"With this help, I may be able to ask the God's for knowldge
in the morning. If they hear my plea, we may have a better
idea of what needs to be done with the claw before the
castle is confronted."
Gratefully will Strie'bog use the brooch.
In private, "Z'leyra, your kindness and friendship means
a great deal. I have heard you speak of your path, and
your desire to enhance your healing skills. Among her
other functions, mother is healer. Though her path is
different from yours, I am sure a meeting between the two
of you could be beneficial to both." He hesitates a moment,
"you see, my mother was wounded by my father's death, and
her wound has never healed. You may be able to see where
others have not, and help us find a way to clease this
wound and bring peace. I know we have task present here in
Zen'da, just consider this offer for now."
GM: Ack. Never know where the offer can go :)
Octaqi 25, in the 163rd Year [TH]
[Meanwhile somewhere on the plains]
[Day 55 of Trip] Time: 8am
[After Caladan is Resurrected - ]
[Ben'dar finds Cetric when he goes to rest. ]
Ben'dar: "You have my thanks."
[Ben'dar smiles slightly and nods, then turns and walks
[Cetric exhausted and dry mouthed from the ritual looks at
Ben'dar as he walks away. He does not smile back or say
anything. He nods ever so slightly and looks around. He
sees the party among the villagers milling about. To think
two weeks ago this would have been unheard of. Yes the
village do get occasional traders and friends of the Zen'da
but that is few and far between. But to have this sudden
influx of people is very strange. To betray them as he felt
for the safety of the people and the Zen'da. Then to battle
a enemy he didn't know was preparing for war weeks earlier.
Then to arrive here to save one of his own and to see the
change in folks like Chion and Ben'dar. If only that pointy
eared one would have shown some sign to him? He considers
it an improvement though. A female villager brings him some
water and he heads for a Tipi prepared for him. He passes
the area with the prisoners. The war chiefs and their
companions are around watching the torture and mayhem. He
wonders what this day will bring. Will it be total war?
Will it be the typical skirmish? Even more he feels Caladan
may be needed at this time. He wonders if the villagers
trust him more or less due to the actions of the past 2
weeks. He could not protect the tribe. He failed to detect
the evil first. To have outsiders discover the plot and
even foil the enemy will decline his power base. But the
battle will give him some leanway as he was victorious with
the others. Only the next few days will tell for sure.
Feet from the borrowed Tipi, as Caladan sleeps in his own,
Luan steps in front and stops him.]
Luan: "I am leaving now. My job is done."
Cetric: "Thanks for the help. Will that gem work again?"
Luan: "I will have to study it. It is an interesting
item that seems to focus the spirit. But all these
outsiders make me nervous. I will return home."
Cetric: "Its near dark now if you leave now you should
get back to your place at sunset."
Luan: "Yes, well. That green guy bought me here somehow.
Trickery...I will need to borrow a horse."
Cetric: "Of course. I will order a rider. You do not
wish to stay for the war conference?"
Luan: "War is not my area. It is yours. No. I will
[Cetric waves a lodge warrior over and asks him to escort
Luan back to his Tipi and return with the horse. The
warrior agrees and both head to the place the horses
[Cetric looks at Luan as he walks off. Luan was such
a social person at one time. Then the incident at
the river with Gib'borah seems to have changed him forever.
Now he stands isolated. cetric wonders if someday he
will be like Luan off somewhere like a hermit. He heads
for the Tipi and enters it to sleep for a few hours.]
[The party listens to Chion speak about the Castle and the
spells that hurt Caladan. Many in the party are quiet and
slightly shocked by the admission. But they listen until
he is done.]
[Balrog remains quiet.]
Thig: "How do you figure they know you would come? Are you
saying they would know you ARE coming or you ARE there?
If they are prepared for us it will be harder to deal with
but waiting the last three or four days will wear down
their patience. They'll get sloppy and messy. They'll
think your not coming. That would be our advantage."
[Kasha nods in agreement.]
[Farseeker stands and walks toward Chion. He stares at
Chion for a few eternal seconds. He nods finally.]
Farseeker: "To make mistakes is human. Even Faerry and Elf
make mistakes. To admit those mistakes makes one superior
to those mistakes. It is honorable to do so. You were
far away and likely had no idea what the spell would have
done. I was nearby and I didn't even expect it. It
could've cost me my life but I do forgive you. You did
what you felt best at the time. In fact the spell alone
would not have killed him. The warrior who ordered his
dog to attack did him in. I doubt seriously the spell
would've killed him by itself. He could not move and
seemed to be paralyzed by the shaman. In fact the
shaman and the big warrior are at fault not you.
Who knows if the dog had remained in place it could've
done so much damage to caladan maybe he couldn't have
been" [he looks around and phrases his words] "helped
after the battle. So by your spell moving and tripping
the dog you may have very well helped him."
[Xian still sitting next to Kasha nods and speaks.]
Xian: "I can't speak for Caladan but I think he would
agree with Farseeker."
[Balrog stands and throws down his canteen of ale. It still
open spills onto the cool ground. He starts to walk away
but then turns.]
Balrog: "I saw Rin die near me. I could not get to him. I
saw Kasha attacked. I almost was killed myself. Magic...
when one casts magic one must THINK of their actions and
[Farseeker goes over and Balrog puts up both hands in defiance.]
Balrog: "Triest died because he wasn't aware of his
surroundings. I'm tired!...I'm tired of ... this is all
too much for me...Caladan could've died. if he did would
you had admitted it then?!"
[His face flares with anger. He starts to say something
else but storms off to the other side of the camp away
from the party. Xian stands.]
Xian: "He is half drunk. He is under stress. He is not
used to all of this stress. He rather be climbing some
wall to get inside a place. He isn't quite used to this."
Kasha: "He went with us to the island."
Xian: "Yes. Well...that's true. I think he is just in shock
now and will realize later his words were spoken from shock.
I will go speak with him."
[Gib'borah listens to Chion and reacts next.]
Gib'borah: "The Zen'da believe that a cycle of life exists.
Things affect everything else. A raindrop on the plains
collects to rain the grasses and make them plentiful.
Those grasses are fed on by rabbits. Those rabbits are fed
on by Foxes. Those foxes may be fed on or attacked by
wolves. Wolves may be killed by humans for protection,
food and fur. A single rain drop could lead to that chain
of events. At any point in the chain one of those events
can be slightly altered. The rabbit can decide not to eat
and the fox could miss his prey. There are choices creatures
and beings make. Fate is big in those choices for results.
What you did in the battle was your free choice. It was a
fine decision at the time in hopes to help the villagers
from what I've been told. You could not see everything
in the camp. If you could you might've done other choices.
I take your action as honorable and for the good. We take
no offense at those actions."
[Durge his son and Caladan's brother listens as well
and nods in agreement.]
[A few minutes later...]
[Strie'bog and Chion share their story and comments above.
The party listens. Some show signs of some confusion as
they seem to be slightly confused.]
Kasha: "I'm not as smart as some of you but are you saying
she was a blood sucker...one of those fanged people?"
Trembyl: "A vampire? A Cannibal? Interesting story indeed.
I never met a vampire and hope never to."
Xian: "I could get various meanings from the story. One
should stay safe at home. Temptation is by itself
evil unless understood...to name a few. Good story!"
Gib'borah: "The Claw we will have to discuss among ourselves
with the Elders and likely now the other Ga'sha to decide
its fate. I myself will not ask Ben'dar for the Claw as
its his choice. But we will need to decide on a opinion
on its destruction or safe keeping."
Durge: "I saw we keep and use it! It will help our tribe
with many things. We could become the most powerful
tribe on the plains!"
Xian: "Safe keeping? Maybe until we do decide Z'leyra
could place it into limbo like Cal-..like she did the
other day...it could stay there for a couple months till
we figure out what to do with it and no one could touch it."
Gib'borah: "I must get back to the prisoners and meet with
the elders and other Ga'sha. Speaking of which, of the
prisoners if you need to ask them something or deal with
them do so soon. By nightfall their fate will be decided.
I already have some plans for them in mind if the other
[Chion enters the Tipi where Caladan is resting. He sits by
as he watches and waits. He can hear Caladan's deep
breathing. He notices no green gem. It looks like Luan
took it with him. The place smells of incense and smoke.
Some other minor scents are found but unsure what they are.
Chion sits and thinks about the past few days. He places
his knees to his chest and begins to rest...He looks at
the darkened form of Caladan. In the dim light he sees
Caladan's neck. Its amazing the wound is completely gone..]
GM: Strie'bog. Based on the unusual Claw special
circumstances a Wisdom spell on it would require you to
enter a daily trance over 2 weeks (13 days). Because
of this long trance do you wish to still attempt it?
If so you might miss the Castle stuff. Let me know.
GM: Votes Needed:
1. Claw - Destroy? Abstain? Keep? Other?
Balrog - Destroy Chion - Destroy
Farseeker - Destroy Jordi - Abstain
Trembyl - Destroy Z'leyra - Abstain
Kasha - Keep Thig - Keep
Ben'dar - ??? Caladan - ???
Strie'bog - ??? Unali - ???
Gib'borah - ??? Elders - ???
Ga'shas - ???
Destroy - 4 Abstain - 2 Keep - 2 ??? - 7
GM: Course no clear majority on this issue as of yet.
2. Attack the Castle? When?
Balrog - Yes, Tomorrow Farseeker - Yes, Tomorrow
Kasha - Yes, Tomorrow Z'leyra - Yes, Tomorrow
Chion - Yes, Soon* Thig - Yes, Soon*
Trembyl - Yes, Soon* Unali - Yes, Soon*
Xian - Yes, Soon* Ben'dar - Yes, ????????
Strie'bog - Yes, Soon* Jordi - Abstain
Caladan - Abstain
Soon* - When regenerated and rested. Can wait till
folks are regenerated and go at that time.
Tomorrow: Can go tomorrow or soonest
Looks like Majority are willing to wait for wizards
to regenerate and rest. To help figure this decision.
If folks rest and cast no magic the following days will
be needed for 100% Magic strength. This doesn't include
batteries and assumes no spells cast the following days.
Chion - 6 Days
Strie'bog - 6 days
Thig - 2 days
Z'leyra - 9 days* [Though strong now]
So it boils down to really Chion and Strie'bog on how
much they want to regenerate. Batteries and WS will
help both as well. Do you want to go at 100%? 80%? Or
wait the full 6 days and then head to the castle? Both
of you please let me know.
To help further demonstrate the data:
Strie'bog: If using Z'leyra's EL5 Watchful Sleep Brooch
Day 55 56 57 58 59
Magic Strength Start 15% 15% 35% 65% 94
Magic Strength End 15% 35% 65% 94% 100%
Regenerates - 11 16 16
GM: So using the Brooch. It will take 3 days and he is
at 94%. By the 4th day Strie'bog will be at 100%.
So the 6 days above was without the brooch and my
quick math. This of course assumes NO magic cast
those next 3 days.
Chion: He casts his own Watchful Sleep spell.
Day 55 56 57 58 59 60
Magic Strength Start 37% 37% 48% 62% 76% 91%
Magic Strength End 37% 48% 62% 76% 91% 100%
Regenerates - 17 24 24 24 24
GM: So assuming no magic cast and full resting it
will be the above schedule. At 91% that's a good
strength with Strie'bog's 100%. This does NOT
include Chion's battery which is at 100%.
GM: So Strie'bog and Chion let me know when you folks
think is best to go? At what percentage? It looks
like day 59 but if you want to go earlier that's fine
as well. To determine the math assume Casting Ability
is 100. Your down to 25 mana. Thus that would be 25%.
GM: Emailed Richard. Got info on the Carnelian gem.
You guys will like this! Here is his answer in his
Did a little impronptu research. Coulda sworn the info
was in there. Anyway ..... there were a number of
attributes assigned to this stone in the enhanced form.
For the purpose of the game:
1) Increases Influence Chance by 10.
2) Acts as a Peace spell affecting the wearer and anyone
in its range. Range is based on the EL of the enhancement
used on it. The wearer is automatically affected. Others
have their normal roll to resist the affect.
3) The wearer heals an additional hit point every day when
he is wounded. Hope that helps.
It is magical healing but does not apply against the rule
citing the danger of multiple magical healings. The effect
minimizes hemorraghing, thus bleeding, bruising, etc.
Reflected by the free hit point per day.
GM: Now not everyone jump on it. Anyone wants it now? :)
If not I know some NPCs who would. The peace affect
would be good for Strie'bog. Wout, if you want to post
this to the pnp list or the website go ahead. If not
I can post it? Just Richard's notes on the gem.
GM: Treasure ...
Coins - SC - 155 [L'p'nth] 40 [Marentian]
GC - 29 [Marentian] 4 [L'p'nth]
Armor - Banded Armor - 19 [12 Minor nicks, 7 Good shape]
Chainmail - 1 [Good shape]
Leather Armor - 4 [Moderate nicks]
Full Helmet - 1 [Good shape]
Weapons - Spear - 1
Axe - 1 [Blade slightly dull]
Bows - 13 [Good shape, 1 minor string nick]
Scimitar - 21 [6 slight damage, rest good shape]
Daggers -Fight- 10 [Average shape]
Lance - 4 [Good shape]
Short Sword - 5 [1 Minor damage, 3 good shape]
Battle Axe - 1 [Good shape]
Mace - 2 [Good shape]
Sling - 2 [Good shape[
Sling Ammo - 36 objects
Bow Arrows -569 [Average shape]
Quiver - 12
War Staff - 1 [Good shape]
Magical - * Wand - MEL10/EL4 - 24 Inches - No internal Spell
* Laurel mini-staff - 34 Inches - Unenhanced
* Amulet - MEL7/EL3/MDV 10 - Protection vs Balance
* Potion - MEL10/EL4/MDV 14 - Mana Reading
* Potion - MEL4/EL2/MDV6 - Influence oriented potion?
Other - Statue - 10 pounds, Metal, Small of some person?
Value - Estimated 10 CC
Silk Cape - No one could determine value.
200' of Rope -
Animal Gear - 40 Saddles and assorted gear
Gems - [1 Silk bag can hold all of them]
1. Smell Ruby Jewel - Minimal Flaws, Fine Clarity, 24 SC
2. Large Min. Flaws, Brilliant Jacinth - 5 SC
3. Medium, Nearly Flawless, Average Clarity Serpentine -5 SC
4. Small, Severelcy Flawed, Dull, Opal - Worthless
5. Medium, Flawless, Dull Clarity Turquoise - 3.6 SC
6. Medium, Slightly Flawless, Brilliant Agate - 3 SC
7. Large Slightly Flawless, Dull Emerald - 2 SC
8. Medium, Flawless, Fine Clarity Serpentine - 4 GC
9. Medium, Nearly Flawless, Average Clarity -Amethyst-2.5 SC
10. Large Slightly Flawless, Cloudy Carnelian - Worthless
11. Medium Slightly Flawless, Average Clarity Topaz - 1.2 SC
12. Large, Flawless, Fine Clarity, Carnelian - 20.8 SC
Other* - These items will likely be used up by the time
the party gets back to Caladan's village. however if
you want some of them (say some rations) let me know.
If not claimed they will be gone.
Crate - 200 Travel Rations [Bulk will be eaten]
Grain Bags - 10 lbs (5) [All will be eaten]
Fresh Meat - 25 FP [All eaten]
Cheese - 16 FP [All Eaten]
Salt - 1 Skin I [Bulk used]
Good Wine - Skin II [Drunk]
Beer - Keg I full [Likely drunk]
Water - Keg III [Drunk]
Animals - 1 Draft Horse
9 Riding Horse III's
2 Riding Horse IV's
10 Warhorse III's
18 Warhorse IV's
GM: Claims to Treasure should be declared.
The following notes have been accounted in previous posts.
Ben'dar - Some of the weapons [Chris can you say which again?]
Leader's scimitar Already got 2 bars of gold
from a previous battle. Holds the Claw.
Unali - Warhorse IV & Riding Horse IV, 1 Saddle
Wand, Come coin/gems
Z'leyra - Warhorse 3 and Riding Horse IV
Silk cape [its a cap so easily fits], Mana
reading potion, 1 dagger, 1 scimitar
GM: Chris - can you clarify which particular weapons?
Wout which gems would you like? Z'leyra stilll
want the cape?
GM: Conflicts - None.
Are there other claims to treasure? If no other
claims by Adventure End it will be divided up equally.
Chion still has gear from the castle - Update #73 file #274.
Course there may be more booty from the castle.
[Occasionally some of the party enter and exit the
Tipi to check on Caladan. But he continues to rest
as well as Cetric. Finally around 7:30 Cetric wakes.
He explains many folks can't walk for a day and up
to three days if they are strong. As long as a week
or two if weaker after the ritual. By now the cover
story is given and Caladan is "snuck" into camp without
being seen. Villagers know he is wounded and resting
in Cetric's camp. It was coordinated so no one saw it
occur. Cetric explains Caladan may be too weak to
go to the castle himself and should rest.]
[Around 8:30pm Chion who has fallen asleep is awaken to
moans. He stirs and looks up stretching his sore neck
from the angle he sat. It is nightfall. He hears
the groans and moans of Caladan and crawls toward him.]
Caladan: "Where..." [he coughs] "...am I? I thought...
[Chion grins and yells for the others...Cetric rushes
in and checks Caladan.]
Cetric: "Memory loss sometimes occur but it will come
to him soon. I'll let you with him.."
Next update Monday...
A lot of the castle map is done. Some of it already on
the website from Chion's initial exploration. He could
easily spend a few days going over the layout for the party.
Sorry for no update monday. Had company Monday/Tuesday
doing some Character generation for a game here.
Sorry its a short update. The castle is it. Once its
over the adventure is over and we can move onto Adventure#3.
That one will be small as well. I will think some ranks
by not having all the characters involved.
BTW I will assume all those who voted Yes for Castle wants to go. Since no vote from Jordi will assume he stays. If not let me know if you wish to stay.
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