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MMAgCh
Aug 15, 2001
I am the poet,
The prophet of the pit
Like a hollow-point bullet
Straight to the head
I never missed...you

You could take a short rest. But you're on a battleship still involved in a full-blown siege, and short rests take time. Something might happen during that time! Your call.

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Robodog
Oct 22, 2004

...how does that work?


I am starting to regret that in my massive bag of poo poo i bought, there were no healing potions. Anybody have a bottle or a couple? Or can we have a healing thingy from our resident leader?

MMAgCh
Aug 15, 2001
I am the poet,
The prophet of the pit
Like a hollow-point bullet
Straight to the head
I never missed...you

Yuriel should have one more use of Inspiring Word left.

Robodog
Oct 22, 2004

...how does that work?


I think soon was the next closest to death, now that Queen M was healed a bit?

Dallan Invictus
Oct 11, 2007

The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes, look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.

...oh, right, I actually DO have a couple of potions of vitality (25HP and a saving throw). I probably bought them out of an excess of caution like five years ago and completely forgot. Anyone need? (esp. Queen M, who's still looking a tad peckish)

Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!

Yes, any healing you guys could spare would be amazing. I'm down like 60 hp.

Though yeah, Taali needs it even more.

Klingon w Bowl Cut fucked around with this message at Jan 13, 2018 around 19:45

Dallan Invictus
Oct 11, 2007

The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes, look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.

Okay, I have two, so you and Taali can each grab one if you like before we Split The Party (dun dun DUN).

Soonmot
Dec 19, 2002

Yes... excellent


Grimey Drawer

Good deal

MMAgCh
Aug 15, 2001
I am the poet,
The prophet of the pit
Like a hollow-point bullet
Straight to the head
I never missed...you

Actually, a little digging reveals that Landra has two potions of vitality (the one from that post and another she bought right before this battleship episode) and Alauda should have one as well. As far as I can tell at least, none of them ever were consumed.

Robodog
Oct 22, 2004

...how does that work?


Huh. I guess that bag of holding is a little deeper than I thought, go figure.

Queen M? Taali? Either of you want a second chug?

Soonmot
Dec 19, 2002

Yes... excellent


Grimey Drawer

I have 67 HP before so that up to 93 and out of bloody range. I'm okay if someone else needs it.

Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!

I think I'm still bloodied even after the first one, so I should probably take the second too, if you're sure Soonmot. Thanks friendos!

Robodog
Oct 22, 2004

...how does that work?


Now watch as the Queen trips on her gown and falls down the stairs, getting down to bloodied again.

Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!

Um, rude. Her loins are firmly girded while in battle.

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Dallan Invictus
Oct 11, 2007

The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes, look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.

For those using skill checks right now, I'd suggest checking back with the discussion about Backgrounds on page 20 (and what each of us chose for them), because the numbers associated with skills on our Orokos sheets are obviously not going to be correct if we're still working with that alternate ruleset.

Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!

Oh, right! Sorry, I will correct that later tonight.

MMAgCh
Aug 15, 2001
I am the poet,
The prophet of the pit
Like a hollow-point bullet
Straight to the head
I never missed...you

Purplie isn't with us any more, which means the party will again be without a leader/healer as soon as Yuriel makes his exit. Not having a leader of some sort isn't ideal, so there are a couple of things we could do about that.
  • Re-recruit. We could probably find someone suitable that way, and hope they'll stick around. (For the record, the last time we re-recruited was about two and a half years ago. This got us Klingon, who continues to put up with this game, and two other people who are both gone now.)
  • I could put together a healbot NPC. Iira's ex-demigoddess partner would be one candidate for that, or I could come up with a completely new character. (Or one of you could, if you feel up to the task!) It would, at any rate, be a pretty streamlined creature with few powers, not a fully statted-out PC. I might run it myself or I might ask for volunteers. Too early to say!
  • Devise some kind of healing mechanic without introducing a new character. A party-wide pool of uses for a Healing Word-type power, or something like that.
  • Do nothing about it. Resign ourselves to the transience of life and the utter pointlessness of attempting to avert the inevitable.
Thoughts? Opinions?

Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!

Aw drat. Yuriel. The fourth option is very tempting, but...

This reminds me. I actually have been kind of wanting to play a cleric in 4e for a while, and it struck me that Marianna shares many characteristics with a cleric. She already has a lot of divine inspiration in backstory and feat choices. Mechanically it would be easy to build, though narratively maybe a little harder to justify.

I understand that the gods being gone is an important plot element to your game, and I don't want to run roughshod over that, but what if that meeting with Avandra restored enough of a connection to give Marianna's powers a divine spark? It would dovetail nicely with the arc of her trying to become more physically competent too, since clerics are much tougher than wizards. In the next long rest, maybe we could have Marianna enter a magical meditation cocoon and emerge a beautiful divine butterfly?

Soonmot
Dec 19, 2002

Yes... excellent


Grimey Drawer

Marianna is now Adam Warlock

Soonmot
Dec 19, 2002

Yes... excellent


Grimey Drawer

okay, this story needs to end with marianna warlock and the rest of us with infinity stones. Taali is Drax

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Robodog
Oct 22, 2004

...how does that work?


We have tapped re-re-re-recruits so so much that I am hesitant to go back to that well.

Option healbot npc I am down for because it benefits Iira hugely.

Option marianna warlock is also cool by me if it fulfil's Klingon's lifelong cleric dreamz.

Dallan Invictus
Oct 11, 2007

The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes, look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.

Aww, Yuriel. I hope it's just us rather than some awful IRL issues.

I also hope we survive the next five ingame minutes though I am not precisely sure how this could come about.

Robodog posted:

We have tapped re-re-re-recruits so so much that I am hesitant to go back to that well.

This, but if MMA is up for it I'm fine with trying again.

quote:

Option marianna warlock is also cool by me if it fulfil's Klingon's lifelong cleric dreamz.

This might well be preferable though if it is workable (maybe I just don't want to be the only hybrid? )

MMAgCh
Aug 15, 2001
I am the poet,
The prophet of the pit
Like a hollow-point bullet
Straight to the head
I never missed...you

Klingon w Bowl Cut posted:

This reminds me. I actually have been kind of wanting to play a cleric in 4e for a while, and it struck me that Marianna shares many characteristics with a cleric. She already has a lot of divine inspiration in backstory and feat choices. Mechanically it would be easy to build, though narratively maybe a little harder to justify.

I understand that the gods being gone is an important plot element to your game, and I don't want to run roughshod over that, but what if that meeting with Avandra restored enough of a connection to give Marianna's powers a divine spark? It would dovetail nicely with the arc of her trying to become more physically competent too, since clerics are much tougher than wizards. In the next long rest, maybe we could have Marianna enter a magical meditation cocoon and emerge a beautiful divine butterfly?
I'm open to that. One question though: are you talking about going cleric/wizard hybrid, or do you want to rebuild Marianna as a cleric from the ground up?

Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!

MMAgCh posted:

I'm open to that. One question though: are you talking about going cleric/wizard hybrid, or do you want to rebuild Marianna as a cleric from the ground up?
As much as I'd like to join Dallan in the hybrid club, I was planning on rebuilding. I could do a hybrid if it would make more sense though.

MMAgCh
Aug 15, 2001
I am the poet,
The prophet of the pit
Like a hollow-point bullet
Straight to the head
I never missed...you

Going hybrid would require you to juggle two primary ability scores, so a full cleric would indeed work better. (Hybrid clerics also get only one use of Healing Word per encounter.) I'm OK with a rebuild, though encountering/freeing Avandra is a way off yet I'll consider how best to implement this change.

Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!

What about if it was less of a connection to the gods and more of a connection to her kingdom in Mandala? I've noticed there's quite a number of cool summoning type Cleric powers, and I was thinking it would be neat if they were like Astral projections or powerful memories of Marianna's subjects, or something like that. It could be the same with her other new powers.

Soonmot
Dec 19, 2002

Yes... excellent


Grimey Drawer

Klingon w Bowl Cut posted:

What about if it was less of a connection to the gods and more of a connection to her kingdom in Mandala? I've noticed there's quite a number of cool summoning type Cleric powers, and I was thinking it would be neat if they were like Astral projections or powerful memories of Marianna's subjects, or something like that. It could be the same with her other new powers.

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Robodog
Oct 22, 2004

...how does that work?


Klingon w Bowl Cut posted:

What about if it was less of a connection to the gods and more of a connection to her kingdom in Mandala? I've noticed there's quite a number of cool summoning type Cleric powers, and I was thinking it would be neat if they were like Astral projections or powerful memories of Marianna's subjects, or something like that. It could be the same with her other new powers.

marianna is Goku and Mandala powers her spirit bomb

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Klingon w Bowl Cut
Apr 1, 2009

Q'pla!

I just want to be as cool as you guys.

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