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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #700 on: July 22, 2018, 10:10:47 AM »
Elizabeth tells the lieutenants that we need to keep a lookout for any creatures or lone travelers. She checks with the prisoner.

"Will this thing attack us directly, or wait to capture more hunters?"
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #701 on: July 22, 2018, 02:56:08 PM »
"It will come at you sideways, in some way you aren't expecting.  It will be at least as well versed in the sciences as you, and is far more physically powerful.  It won't be direct unless the rage has consumed it, but it can always make more children.  This one incident won't make it careless.  Trust no one.  Keep your eyes open, and let no one outside of the city alone.  Establish a curfew, and make sure no night watchman is alone at his post.  Do you know any of the science of perception?"

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #702 on: July 22, 2018, 06:46:41 PM »
"Just Open Door. Is there something else I should learn?"

Elizabeth sets up the curfew and paired watches and explains why.
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #703 on: July 23, 2018, 08:18:02 PM »
he looks stunned

"Perception is normally the first thing a Master teaches a student.  You will need to learn it quickly to survive."

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #704 on: July 24, 2018, 09:10:06 AM »
OOC: is he referring to Detect? How specific do I have to be when I choose what it detects? Can it be eldritch creatures, or does it need to be more specific?
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #705 on: July 24, 2018, 10:54:39 PM »
He is indeed.  You can be both general or specific, but I will need to finish the spells text.  Sorry about that, I thought I had it done.

edit: i has added some text to the spell to give you an idea
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #706 on: July 25, 2018, 08:00:42 AM »
Elizabeth nods, and heads out of the jail. She again makes sure that people are moving about or taking their watches at least in pairs. She will go out with hunting groups to help keep things safe and look for any evidence of weird things moving about.

OOC: Elizabeth will make a note to learn that spell when she is able (i.e. when she gains a level). The ranks are purchased with skill points, right?

Also, did we ever get those cows back to town, or did we leave too late in the day for that?
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #707 on: July 29, 2018, 08:05:35 PM »
yup but you'll need a copy of the spell, make a bargain with an entity or have someone who knows it teach it to you


which iis kind of what yr prisoner is hinting at

A week passes before people in town start showing up dead with their blood drained.

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #708 on: July 30, 2018, 09:58:22 AM »
yup but you'll need a copy of the spell, make a bargain with an entity or have someone who knows it teach it to you

which iis kind of what yr prisoner is hinting at

I have to gain a level to learn it though, right? Is the idea she could start "learning" it now, then actually gain access when she levels?

If so, she'll let him teach her.


A week passes before people in town start showing up dead with their blood drained.

What do you mean by "showing up"? Is part of the group bringing dead people back from hunting trips?
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #709 on: July 30, 2018, 09:04:51 PM »
You can learn a spell any time, it's just to buy ranks in it after you need to level up and get skill points.  The prisoner would likely demand you take the Apprenticeship Flaw or set him free.

The bodies are murders in the night.  In each case that person was in a room alone and found dead.  No one was witnessed entering or leaving and no noise was heard.  Always at night.  The town is alive with rumors of vampires..

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #710 on: July 31, 2018, 08:20:57 AM »
You can learn a spell any time, it's just to buy ranks in it after you need to level up and get skill points.  The prisoner would likely demand you take the Apprenticeship Flaw or set him free.
"Where will you go and what will you do if I release you?"

Sense Motive = 1d20+10
Rolled 1d20+10 : 4 + 10, total 14



The bodies are murders in the night.  In each case that person was in a room alone and found dead.  No one was witnessed entering or leaving and no noise was heard.  Always at night.  The town is alive with rumors of vampires..
"We're still investigating, but it's safest to sleep in groups with at least one person keeping watch. We may have to tighten our perimeter in spots. It would be safest to burn the bodies after reading them their last rites."

To her lieutenants: "From what I can tell, it's effectively a large spider, that can lay it's eggs in people. It knows what many would refer to as 'magic'. I don't think it's a very straight-forward foe, and we cannot expect it to just show up and 'fight' us, some day. We're going to have to be smarter than it. I'm researching ways to find it while it is hiding."
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #711 on: August 01, 2018, 12:22:26 AM »
"Go?  Where can I go.  Washington and Franklin set in motion our shared destruction, and my enemies are everywhere.  You are the only promising student who could aide me and your education has gaps in it."

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #712 on: August 01, 2018, 08:49:03 AM »
Does she find him believable?

"You won't do anything to harm the citizens of this town?"

Sense Motive = 1d20+10
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #713 on: August 05, 2018, 09:49:29 PM »
"Keeping us alive may occasionally require that."

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #714 on: August 06, 2018, 08:44:16 AM »
"How so?"
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #715 on: August 06, 2018, 06:48:30 PM »
"Some things you will not be able to defeat, and a Bargain may be necessary.  They are rarely palatable to the less powerful side.

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #716 on: August 07, 2018, 09:28:35 AM »
"So long as it's as a last resort, and we can keep such deals as quiet as possible. The townsfolk are slowly learning the truth of things, but I can't see that working out well for a population, generally speaking. I'll be back in a few minutes."

Elizabeth goes to confer with the lieutenants.

"I may have to release the prisoner. As much as I don't like the idea, he knows more about what we're dealing with, and he's more on our side than any man-eating, human-incubating spider monster.

I have to learn the ins and outs of detecting other-wordly creatures, so I can better find this thing as it enters our town."
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #717 on: August 08, 2018, 12:44:56 AM »
"He's not human, that one. We've all seen him say or do things."

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #718 on: August 08, 2018, 09:22:09 AM »
"Can you elaborate?"
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #719 on: August 12, 2018, 04:12:07 PM »
"He eats animals.  We've all fed him live rats.  One of them bit him and he closed the wound.  He knows our names and some details of our personal lives he shouldn't."