Author Topic: Campaign Thread VIII: In Which we learn MMIII has shitty balance issues...  (Read 35824 times)

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Wellesley will clean anyone who asks for it after he is done cleaning himself. Assume you are all cleaned over the course of the next few minutes if you have no objections.

Pat will gladly accept.

OOC: bhu, how much do those of us that failed the will save remember?
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...Man, now that was a trip, we better be more care-Oh, shinies! Saphire, Ruby, Emerald, big bone, your new orders are to protect me from threats.

Morte procceeds to check the loot.

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Mustave also loots when he gets back.
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Wellesley will clean anyone who asks for it after he is done cleaning himself. Assume you are all cleaned over the course of the next few minutes if you have no objections.

Pat will gladly accept.

OOC: bhu, how much do those of us that failed the will save remember?

It didn't affect anyones memory just their actions.

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do the loot pickers has detect magic?

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do the loot pickers has detect magic?
Mustave does.
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The giant also has a +1 breastplate and +1 Glaive like all the others

the merc captain has 2 potions and a magical chain shirt and trident and a pair of gauntlets

the mercenary has a potion (presumably the all do)

the cleric has magical studded leather and a wand (make a note it has 30 charges left)

they have no money upon them (it's prolly on the boat)

there are darts that are scattered about that the cleric was throwing at the tree that are magical, but they are also very obviously covered in some sort of poison

Near an obvious camp close to the tree is a chest with 17000 SP (wtf random treasure roll) and 1d6 magical pearls

apparently the sorcerer fled without his stash

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"Well, this is quite a treasure trove we've gotten! Shall we take it down and sort the spoils in less disturbing surroundings?"
"I am the Black Mage! I cast the spells that makes the peoples fall down."

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"Ahem"

You all turn to see your employer floating above ground and looking about 90% likely that he's a ghost...

""I imagine y'all have some questions..."

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"Well, yes, but the most immediate one seems to have answered itself."
"I am the Black Mage! I cast the spells that makes the peoples fall down."

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"Well, this is quite a treasure trove we've gotten! Shall we take it down and sort the spoils in less disturbing surroundings?"
"Agreed."


""I imagine y'all have some questions..."
"Wait. Were you always a ghost and I just missed it, or did something just happen?"
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"Always.  I couldn't take on that thing and  the Cleric's forces alone, and I doubted I'd get anyone to help me without any obvious means of paying them.  Not to mention most people won't work for ghosts.  I died in the initial assault to enslave my people, and we managed to sink one of two of their main boats.  It's the one I mentioned arranging to salvage when I first hired you.  I let them know any retrievable goods or treasure will go to your Guild, minus their payment.  Sorry, but it's the best I could do."

"I don't suppose I could talk you into sinking the remaining slave ship?  They probably have treasure as well, and they'll just return with more forces once you leave.  Plus I have the feeling y'all would really like to stomp some ass about now."

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"Shit, man, it's cool. I don't judge. I have a ghost girlfriend, and..."

Mustave reflexively looks around for the sheriff, before continuing.

"Anyway, yeah, I hate slavers. I lied about that not judging thing. I totally judge slavers. Do you have any idea how many people are on board that thing?"

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"So, unless someone is both a really good swimmer and strong, it would seem best to get the treasure before sinking the ship. Does anyone have any good ideas on getting on board and/or sinking the ship?"
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"Does anyone have any good ideas on getting on board and/or sinking the ship?"

"Well, I can carry you over and I have some spells that really wreck buildings so I would believe that they work just as well on ships."
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"Shit, man, it's cool. I don't judge. I have a ghost girlfriend, and..."

Mustave reflexively looks around for the sheriff, before continuing.

"Anyway, yeah, I hate slavers. I lied about that not judging thing. I totally judge slavers. Do you have any idea how many people are on board that thing?"

To the group:

"So, unless someone is both a really good swimmer and strong, it would seem best to get the treasure before sinking the ship. Does anyone have any good ideas on getting on board and/or sinking the ship?"

They have 150 men and twenty eight 32 pounders.  Might be best to use the two boats they have beached to approach them unawares or they'd blow you out of the water.  Hit it hard with a few spells underneath the waterline and get the hell out of there."

"Or pass out the arms to my people who are still chained up and board it in a quest for blood stained vengeance.  Either way."

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"Oh gosh, bloodstained vengeance sounds just so much more thrilling!"

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"Oh gosh, bloodstained vengeance sounds just so much more thrilling!"

"I agree, but riches also has its appeal, you know? Anyway, I don't have the means to destroy a ship." Kulgan pauses a moment. "Anyone here can become invisible? What if said person went inside the ship and freed the slaves in order to cause a riot while we plunder it? Does this ship's crew have the means to detect magic?"

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"I can't turn invisible, but I can disguise myself and lie, which is almost the same thing!"
"I am the Black Mage! I cast the spells that makes the peoples fall down."

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ooc the slaves are in the two smaller ships moored off the beach.  You can free them from the beach, though it may be spotted by the frigate if you cut them loose and they begin running about every where.