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Old 05-02-2024, 11:35 AM   #261
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Warrior: "Its not my call, of course."
(Anoras speaking): "Of course. But it's your call to follow orders, and it looks to me like you're doing your job well. And Busan seems like a wise warrior well worth following."

OOC: Does Busan have any reaction modifiers that could affect Anoras? And yes, I understand that PCs are generally not required to make reaction rolls. But right now, Anoras is liking him a whole lot better than she likes Fireball or Wings....

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Warrior: "I don't know. If we get lost a bird will come and get us." He gestures to a mark on his hand that matches Anoras's.
(Anoras speaking): "Ah, yes. The mark of connection."

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Anoras's suggestion of rest prompts a guffaw from fireball.
(Anoras speaking not too loudly but not too quietly either, in a tone that may be sincere or may be sarcastic): "I understand. Having a healer who's in good enough shape to heal our people is not all that important to you. You are a great mystic who's above such petty concerns for others like I have."

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He turns to Wings. "Is that archer still there? we've got to get rid of her."
Wings: "Yeah, I don't know what she's waiting for."
Busan: "We should swing around the trees with the main force and flush her out. If we have enough force. She's a better shot than anyone we have, and that's a nasty strong bow."
"Or we backtrack and rebalance our forces."
Anoras will roll on Tactics to try to come up with a plan that could help her, Cassandra, and Thad--and get us to the prisoners--without being obvious. She'll keep in mind things she knows about Cassandra (including things she'd know that are listed on Cassandra's character sheet which I'm looking at).

Also on Cassandra's "Apollo (or setting analog)" who would this be in this setting and would it be someone both Haunden and Venasir accept?

EDIT: Made Tactics by 4.
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Old 05-03-2024, 09:21 AM   #262
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Where will Cassandra try to go? (not that she'll succeed, but ultimate target matters)



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Good to know. If Thad doesn't make it I've got an idea or two about where to get another character for you. But right now Thad still lives, and you may have derailed the villian's plans, at least.



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(Anoras speaking): "Of course. But it's your call to follow orders, and it looks to me like you're doing your job well. And Busan seems like a wise warrior well worth following."

OOC: Does Busan have any reaction modifiers that could affect Anoras? And yes, I understand that PCs are generally not required to make reaction rolls. But right now, Anoras is liking him a whole lot better than she likes Fireball or Wings....
Other than not having magic-inflicted Sadism, Callous, and megalomania? He's got the leadership skill.

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(Anoras speaking not too loudly but not too quietly either, in a tone that may be sincere or may be sarcastic): "I understand. Having a healer who's in good enough shape to heal our people is not all that important to you. You are a great mystic who's above such petty concerns for others like I have."
Fireball: "Don't forget again."


Busan seems to be taking the suggestion seriously
"How long will it take to contact stripes? We've taken heavy losses."
Fireball: "We can speak through the birds, but that is no substitute for speech. And my comrade is watching the archer."
Busan: "I do not think we will be able to take enough prisoners for the ritual with what we have."
Fireball: "Even with the giant's skeleton?"
Busan: "We need more men to handle prisoners."
Fireball: "Then we should recruit some."
Busan: "That is a risk, but it is better than a strait attack. We will delay a day then?"
Fireball: "If we must. And then we can hear this giant's plot and have his skeleton as well."


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Also on Cassandra's "Apollo (or setting analog)" who would this be in this setting and would it be someone both Haunden and Venasir accept?
It would be Haunden only. Lets call him Bribeam. Venasir have their own deities and they don't match up well in identity/domain/characteristics



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Anoras will roll on Tactics to try to come up with a plan that could help her, Cassandra, and Thad--and get us to the prisoners--without being obvious. She'll keep in mind things she knows about Cassandra (including things she'd know that are listed on Cassandra's character sheet which I'm looking at).


EDIT: Made Tactics by 4.
Are you asking for advice and backing it up with a roll? Tactics isn't particularly adjacent to what's being asked either... But here are some thoughts.



You've got a ticking clock with Thad. One way or another, they will want to kill him. He either never wakes up and dies or he wakes up and has nothing to say and they kill him.


If you run away you'll need enough protection to take off the mark while Wings tries to curse you. The local Venasir might actually be useful allies here. Though not quite as useful if you let the Sorcerers actually make their raid first.



Alternatively you can try to stick with this group for the rest of the journey. If that happens we have a really bad case of split party, unless you can figure out a way for Cassandra to follow.
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Old 05-03-2024, 10:22 AM   #263
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Back toward where we camped last night
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Old 05-03-2024, 12:26 PM   #264
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Are you asking for advice and backing it up with a roll? Tactics isn't particularly adjacent to what's being asked either... But here are some thoughts....
I appreciate the thoughts you posted. I admit I'm at something of a loss trying to save Thad, helping prevent Cassandra from getting killed, keeping Anoras alive, getting the party back together, and rescuing the prisoners which is our primary mission.

As Thad won't be awake for 12 hours or so, for right now Anoras wants to contact Cassandra. So....

Anoras has Hidden Lore (Sorcery) and Naturalist (World of Haunden). And she would of course have been studying the ground and surroundings when she was Tracking the Venasir.

With that combination, I think it's likely if there were plants/herbs valuable to mystics/mages, she would have seen and recognized them. So I hope it's acceptable that I'll roll on Naturalist to see if she saw something that would be valuable to mages like Fireball and Wings.

OCC: Yes, I admit I'm wanting to use Naturalist as Anoras hasn't had a chance to use that skill, and as it is her highest. If the GM wants to interpret my role for a different appropriate skill, ericthered can certainly do so.

ROLL: Rolled a 7!
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Old 05-06-2024, 10:00 AM   #265
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Yes, Anoras has seen some mystically important plants...


Though mystically important plants are more important to what she does than what the sorcerers do. Also, you might want to be careful about revealing to the sorcerers that you know how to interact with their spells.
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Old 05-06-2024, 11:18 AM   #266
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Yes, Anoras has seen some mystically important plants...


Though mystically important plants are more important to what she does than what the sorcerers do. Also, you might want to be careful about revealing to the sorcerers that you know how to interact with their spells.
Thanks for the note!

(Anoras speaking, after resting, where Busan, Fireball, and Wings--and the warrior she talked to quite a bit--can hear.): "Doing all this healing, I've used up much of my supplies. I did see some plants earlier that can help. While we're waiting for the wounded to recover, I can gather plants that could help heal our wounded. And as you're concerned about being attacked again, and I have this mark of connection (raises appropriate hand), I'm sure you don't want to waste a bunch of warriors by sending them to follow me so they can do nothing but watch me pick plants.

"So while we're waiting, please let me gather so I can continue to be your healer."

I'll roll Fast-Talk. (Hope is they'll send no one. Or, if they do send someone, they'll send the warrior she's been talking to.)

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Wings: "Refill your pack. Stay within shouting distance or I'll turn you into a skeleton."
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Old 05-08-2024, 08:41 AM   #268
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Wings: "Refill your pack. Stay within shouting distance or I'll turn you into a skeleton."
(Anoras speaking) "Yes, Mystic. I know you have that power."

Anoras will wander off to gather helping plants--in the general direction of where Cassandra, Thad, and she camped. She figures as Cassandra was in battle, the warrior would not have been covering her tracks (and we didn't cover our tracks getting there). So Cassandra's tracks should be easy to follow. So Anoras will want to do that.

In case a Tracking roll in necessary, I'll roll.

EDIT: Made the roll.
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(Anoras speaking) "Yes, Mystic. I know you have that power."

Anoras will wander off to gather helping plants--in the general direction of where Cassandra, Thad, and she camped. She figures as Cassandra was in battle, the warrior would not have been covering her tracks (and we didn't cover our tracks getting there). So Cassandra's tracks should be easy to follow. So Anoras will want to do that.

In case a Tracking roll in necessary, I'll roll.

EDIT: Made the roll.

Fair warning: You're aware that Cassandra is being watched? you're going to go find her anyways?
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Fair warning: You're aware that Cassandra is being watched? you're going to go find her anyways?
Thanks. I wasn't sure if Anoras would know--I'm trying not to play out-of-character knowledge. So in regard to the below for Cassandra....

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They aren't watching you from the trees, as far as you can tell. They're relying on some mystic effect from wings to watch you.
Does Anoras know the above? If she does, would she know if Wings could only see, or both see and hear, Cassandra? And would she know if Wings can see or hear Anoras? (If that needs a roll, the GM can roll for me.)
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