AAR: [6H] Jack of All Trades (2020-05-25@21:00 GMT)

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Aegharan
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AAR: [6H] Jack of All Trades (2020-05-25@21:00 GMT)

Post by Aegharan » Thu May 21, 2020 7:00 pm

LFG: Jack of All Trades
Time: 2020-05-25@21:00 GMT
GM: Branden
Circle: 6
Difficulty: Hard
Players: 4
Benefit: Initiation into Journeyman Path

Rumor: Jack Solomon, Troubadour and Journeyman, feels that a gathering of Journeymen is going to happen in a couple of days. He asked Karl to gather a group and escort him there. Besides providing protection on the Road, Karl gets the option of talking to other Journeymen, learn about their perspectives, and maybe get a challenge to then be initiated into the Path.

Please post your character as follows:

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[b]Name:[/b] Character name
[b]Date of Last Game Played:[/b]
[b]Circle:[/b] Circle of your character
[b]Discipline:[/b] Your character's Discipline(s)
[b]Unique:[/b] What your character is bringing to the table.
[b]Downtime:[/b] Talents and Skills that other characters can use over downtime: [Talent] [Step including +Karma Step if appropriate] ([Rank]) ([Further Details]) 
Note: Gametime at 17:00 EDT
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Aegharan
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Re: LFG: [6H] Jack of All Trades (2020-05-22@21:00 GMT)

Post by Aegharan » Thu May 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Name: Karl Tomsson
Date of Last Game Played: 2020-05-21
ECR: 6
Discipline: Archer (6) & Beastmaster (3)
Quote/Unique: That's interesting. Could you teach me that?
Notable Abilities: Social skills!
Downtime:
Animal Training (talent rank 3 step 12)
Forge Weapon (rank 4 Step 11)
Research (Rank 2 Step 9, or Step 12 with Library Access)

ottdmk
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Re: LFG: [6H] Jack of All Trades (2020-05-22@21:00 GMT)

Post by ottdmk » Thu May 21, 2020 7:09 pm

Name: Dubhan Goronich
Date of Last Game Played: 2020-05-22
Circle: 6 (ECR 7, 85,020 legend)
Discipline: Wizard
Unique: Spells (Buffs, Astral Sensing, Debuffs, etc.), Physician
Downtime: Research Step 23 (Don't bother with Library access)
Alchemy Step 10 (Booster Potions, Small Light Crystals, Kelix' Poultice)
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Montaugh
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Re: LFG: [6H] Jack of All Trades (2020-05-25@21:00 GMT)

Post by Montaugh » Thu May 21, 2020 7:33 pm

Name: William Carver
Date Last Played May 22, 2020
ECR: 6 ( 55,575 LP)
Race: Human
Discipline: Scout 6, Thief 4
Quote/Unique: I'll get you there and back again.
Notable Abilities:
Talented: Locks/Traps, Stealth/Scouting, Ranged/Melee, map making.
Items: Pure Water Pot (cast the Purify Water spell, p. 190, with a Spellcasting and Effect Step of 8/2D6 on any liquid placed in them).
Potions:Kelia's Antidote (1), Booster Potion (2), Kelix's Poultice (1), Halt Illness Potion (1), Healing Potion (1), Last Chance Salve (2)
Mounted: Huttawa named Charlie
Downtime: Forge Weapon (3) Step 8, Research 3(10) (13 with library access) Item History 5 (12).
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Shokunin
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Re: LFG: [6H] Jack of All Trades (2020-05-25@21:00 GMT)

Post by Shokunin » Thu May 21, 2020 7:58 pm

Name: Vlolkir
Date of Last Game Played: 07May
Circle: 5
Discipline: Skyraidee
Unique: steel in the mind and in hand
Downtime: N/A

Waijhou
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Re: LFG: [6H] Jack of All Trades (2020-05-25@21:00 GMT)

Post by Waijhou » Fri May 22, 2020 1:41 pm

Name: Xeviouz
Date of Last Game Played: may 23, 2020
Circle: 5
Discipline: Warrior
Unique: Sword & Board
Downtime:---
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ChrisDDickey
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Re: LFG: [6H] Jack of All Trades (2020-05-25@21:00 GMT)

Post by ChrisDDickey » Sat May 23, 2020 11:48 am

Name: Zil
ECR: 6
Date Player last played: May 21st
Discipline: Elementalist 5th circle / Adherent of Garlen - Windling
Quote/Unique: Travel in style with a party Elementalist! Heat Food! Plant Feast! Purify Water! Shelter! Air Mattress! All the comforts of home upon the road. May the blessings of Garlen be upon you!
Notable Abilities: Physician, Questor of Garlen.
Downtime: Research rank 3, step 10 (step 13 if pay 20 sp for library access).
Item History Rank 3 (step 14 with karma).

BrandenV
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Re: LFG: [6H] Jack of All Trades (2020-05-25@21:00 GMT)

Post by BrandenV » Tue May 26, 2020 2:39 am

Jack of All Trades
Time: 2020-05-25
GM: Branden
Circle: 6
Difficulty: Hard

Player Rewards:
Dubhan: 11,000 LP, 50 silver, Circle 7 training (750 sp value), Circle 4 spell (100 sp value), Circle 3 Spell (75 sp value), 5 TIPs
William: 11,000 LP, 575 silver, 5 TiPs. Circle 5 Thief Training. Ability to be a journeyman
Karl: 11,000 LP, 480 silver, 5 TIPs, Perception Training, circle 4 Beastmaster Training
Vlolkir: 11000 LP, 475 SP, 5 TIPs, 50% off circle advancement
Zil: 11,000 LP, 225 silver, 5 TIPs. Elementalism training (500), 6th circle spell (150) 4th circle spell (100)

Alternate rewards allowed: Circle training, Any skill training. Ability to be a journeyman. Spells, Attribute training

Journal Rewards: 550 LP, 243.75 Silver.


GM Reward:
Kain: 1400LP, 275 silver, 3LP

Downtime Actions Available:
Zil: Research rank 3, step 10 (step 13 if pay 20 sp for library access). Item History Rank 3 (step 14 with karma)
William: Forge Weapon (3) Step 8, Research 3(10) (13 with library access) Item History 5 (12).
KArl: Animal Training (talent rank 3 step 12) Forge Weapon (rank 4 Step 11)Research (Rank 2 Step 9, or Step 12 with Library Access)
Dubhan: Research: Step 23 Alchemy Step 10: Booster Potions, Small Light Quartz, Kelix' Poultice

Further Information:
Massive Globberog has been killed at edge of 44.12/45.11. The route toward lake Ban is safer now.
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ottdmk
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Re: LFG: [6H] Jack of All Trades (2020-05-25@21:00 GMT)

Post by ottdmk » Tue May 26, 2020 3:27 am

From the Journal of Dubhan Goronich:

Well, this was a bit of a change. Karl & William decided to meet with a gathering of those who follow the Journeyman Path, with an eye to joining their ranks. They asked Vlolkir, Zil and myself to come along. Safety in numbers, after all.

We first noticed things were wrong when we came upon a slaughter. There were dead Namegivers everywhere. It looked like it was perpetuated by some massive thing, most likely a Horror. Shortly after, we were set upon by a number of Dread Apes. Apparently the apes were scavengers, following the Horror in its path and devouring the scraps. Instead, we killed them off.

When we arrived at the appointed gathering place we found the camp deserted, the whole place a shambles. William quickly began tracking the perpetrators, who had apparently taken the attendees. We caught up with them in a hideous piece of countryside home to the most inhospitable terrain I've ever seen. The humans (for Journeyman are universally humans) were being offered up to a massive Globberog by its worshippers. Naturally, we stepped in.

As usual, I enhanced my colleague's abilities. As it is insanity (so I'm told) to get near enough to a Globberog (especially a massive one) to engage in melee, I enhanced William & Karl's shooting abilities. I even enhanced Vlolkir's, in case he decided to use his troll sling. I then focused my attention on the massive monster, studying its pattern for weakness while I wove threads that, if successful, would make it very vulnerable to magic (my own, and Zil's). However, just before the spell was ready to cast, Karl wounded the creature greatly. As a result, my own spell's damage finished it off.

William and Karl have indeed joined the Journeyman. The grateful collection of adepts were happy to become teachers to their rescuers, and so I have now reached Circle 7 in my chosen profession (and learned some new spells to boot!)

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Re: LFG: [6H] Jack of All Trades (2020-05-25@21:00 GMT)

Post by Shokunin » Tue May 26, 2020 4:47 am

From a loosely tied stack of papers titled 'Vlolkir'

I have come back from the mountains with the other, back from the mountains and the T'Skrang place. We come bringing eggs and there is much talk in Throal of the eggs and of the T'Skrang. There is much talk of trade but I have little interest in this. I go to discuss the horrors on the mountain with my fellows on the path.

As the news is shared, I go to the taverns and find friend Karl. Karl says he will go to a place where he can learn from other humans to do a thing that they may do. It is strange and I do not trust it. But he says he must have others as his road is dangerous. I say I will go as he is not tainted at least and it would be a loss for him to be disemboweled. Dubhan the great and learned, and Zil come with us. We meet the human who will teach Karl, who is also speaking with William Carver as we reach the gates of throal. William Carver will come with us too.

Our journey out is slow and uneventful. The hurlg is gone and I have had no time to buy more. Although the endless heaving back of hurlg will not be missed this time as there is no cliffside to send it over. I borrow brandy from a fellow of the path and leave with the others. Our road is clear and our sleep is good, until we see black smoke on the horizon. We go quickly with powerful and amazing magic worked by Dubhan. We see many carts and many slain, like last time on the hill. There is a broken bridge, and there are large tracks like of an enormous animal, but they are jot of an animal, they are the tracks of a horror. This I know from the wisdom of the path, and William Carver confirms. As we search the dead for the living or undead to slay we are set on by terrible apes. We are cut off by the river, Karl and William Carver on the far side. Karl runs far, and his arrows reach far. William Carver crosses the river the way I showed and I am proud. The apes are strong, and their bites are dangerous. We are worn down by tearing fangs and great horned fists. Eventually William Carver is felled, and our magicians are beset. I go to help, and my steel continues to gorge on ape-flesh, but I am felled too. With my back on a wagon I am laid into by many apes. As I find my feet again, great spells slay apes and the apes spirit to fight. They run and we continue on to follow Karl and William Carver's guide in Human arts.

After our rest, there is a long day of travel towards a great water the human calls 'lake ban'. As darkness comes we approach a rise and the sky is light. I fear the worst. We see a field of fires and a great rocky hill surrounded by swamp. As we come close, we see it is not a hill, it is a globberog, one like I have seen before, but far larger. The size of a great inn. It is attended by creatures of filth like I have seen before, but clearer. Spells and arrows are loosed as the thing slides to us. The bog-gobs leapt from the swamp, attack, and retreat to hound and harry us. Two great swamp ogres come from one swamp, and set upon Zil. I slay one, and then slay the other. This is good as the bog-gobs will not stand still, and not even Floranuus fire will convince me to come to grips with the globberog. As the others fall back, the bog-gobs come for me, and a great crashing and rolling of thunder fills the vale from my Plate as I avoid their sinister assault. Challenging the walking filth to come for me, the others are free to fight and the globberog is slain. The filth runs.

We are greeted by groups of humans who agree to teach our humans and us. They offer us their skills and disciplines and are cheerful. I suppose they are not too be questioned too closely. My strides in strength upon my path and my discipline allow me to train with one there who is a raider, and to assist fellows in following the tracks of the horror which we had spotted before. There is much work for me to do and I am pleased.

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