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[LPF] The Forge of Fury, Pt1

perrinmiller

Adventurer
The Forge of Fury, Part 1: The Mountain Door

Medium adventure dungeon crawl, part 1 of many, as site-based adventure, describing the ruined stronghold of Khundrukar. A party of 4-5 adventurers APL4 should advance about 3 levels.

Judge: Mowgli
DM: Perrinmiller

Heroes:
Iago (mfloyd3) - Half-orc Alchemist
Marcus Cole (Artur Hawkwing) - Half-elf Ranger/Wizard
NPC: Female Aasimar 5th level Cleric, Ariel Esimae

Retired:
Anna_Belacqua_(Toasterferret) - Human Sorcerer
Markas_Shieldheart (HolyMan) - Human Fighter
Fae'shiel Aeros (DalkonCledwin)
- Elf Magus

[sblock=XP]Clock Starts on 8 Aug 2012 until 21 Apr 2013.
Iago: Started at 8181XP; 83 days TBX; 5th Level (10007XP) on 29 Oct 2012; 108days TBX 6th level (15003XP) on 6 Apr. 15days TBX Final 15663XP on 21 Apr 2013
Fae'shiel: Started at 6062XP; 148 days TBX; 5th Level (10020XP) on 2 Jan 2013; Ended 4 Apr 2013, 92 day TBX (12596XP).
Marcus: Started at 5612XP; 26 days TBX; 4th Level (6006XP) on 2 Sep 2012; 150 days TBX; 5th Level (10005XP) on 30 Jan 2013; 81days TBX Final 12192XP on 21 Apr 2013.
Markas: Started at 8473XP; 70 days TBX; 5th level (10013) on 16 Oct 2012; 65 days TBX; Ending at 12536XP on 19 Dec 2012
Anna: Started at 7346XP; 55 days TBX; Ending at 8556XP on 1 Oct 2012

Enc1: 2810XP (702.5 each) - Orc Patrol (19 Dec 2012) With Markas


[/sblock][sblock=Treasury]Enc1: MWK Chainshirt (250 gp), MWK Composite Longbow (+3 Str) (700gp), 40 Arrows (2gp), MWK Greatsword (350gp), MWK Breastplate (400gp), MWK Greataxe (320gp), MWK Battleaxe (310gp), 4 Chainshirts (500 gp), 4 Greataxes (80gp), 20 Javelins (20gp), 140gp, -2gp Toll = 3070gp (767.5 each)
172 days TBG

[/sblock][Sblock=Final Awards]Iago: Started at 8181XP -> 15663XP
+ 767.5 Enc + 7634 TBG = 8401.5gp on 21 Apr 2013

Fae'shiel: Started at 6062XP
* 148 days TBX; 5th Level (10020XP) on 2 Jan 2013;
+ 767.5 Enc + 4834 TBG (148x25gp + 92x31gp) = 7319.5gp on 4 Apr 2013

Marcus: Started at 5612XP -> 12192XP
+ 767.5 Enc + 6703 TBG = 7470.5gp on 21 Apr 2013

Markas: Started at 8473XP -> 12536XP on 19 Dec 2012
+767.5gp(Enc) & 3765gp(TBX) = 4532.5gp

Anna: Started at 7346XP -> 8556 on 1 Oct 2012
+1375gp

[/Sblock][sblock=Adventure Rules]* I will use group initiatives, rolling them myself. So in combat you must post your actions within 48-72 hours of the players turn coming up. Unless stated by a character that their actions are to follow another character, they will be resolved in posted order. After that time, if there was no communication with the DM, I will NPC the MIA player and move on.

* Dice rollers can be Invisible Castle or the EnWorld on-line dice roller for the players. The DM will use his own purple dice at home or an on-line random number generator.

* Any absences for longer than 2-3 days should be communicated to the DM. If you do not post for a week or more without having informed the DM, he reserves the right to remove you from the adventure giving you your share of the XP and treasure earned as well as time XP and gp to the date of your last post

* If your character gets enough XP to level they may do so immediately. This grants the extra hp, but does not heal damage, and grants any additional spell slots, but not spells prepared. A caster capable of spontaneously casting could use these slots normally, a cleric could only use them for cure or inflict spells, a druid for summon nature's ally, etc. Prepared casters may prepare spells in these slots as if they had left the slots blank for the day, if they are able to do so. They can go through the appropriate spell preparation as if they had already rested if applicable.

* All characters need an appropriate character picture, head-shot preferably, for token on the tactical grids. Also a mini-stat spoiler block that includes a link to your character sheet will be required in every IC post.[/sblock]

Important Information:
Blasingdell Area Map
Blasingdell Town Map

Marching Order:


[sblock=Stone Tooth Area Map]Note: North it to the top, and you are down on the southwest corner

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HolyMan

Thy wounds are healed!
A few days of "shopping" and searching finally have born fruit as Markas stands outside the smithy he believes will give him a few answers.

Mostly every weaponsmith along the Row had the same answer to his questions about the mysterious rune on his light hammer, Father's Revenge. "Go ask Ironhammer."

{{ So here I am. Hopefully this dwarf has a blade made just as grand that I can use. Or will let me know where to find one to use against that demon bitc... }}
his thoughts are interrupted by a half-orc entering the shop before him.

Normally that would not be cause Markas's curiosity to flair, but the oddness in the half-orc's appearance and manner did just that.

Neither large or imposing only his features tell of his heritage. They are nothing short of bestial, with a pronounced upturned nose and large, misshapen teeth. And yet he is well groomed, and carried himself with a meticulously civilized air as he enter the weaponsmiths.

{{Why did he go in there? }}
the warrior wonders. {{ He was already armed enough to take on an ogre battalion. }}

Following the half-orc in {{ Same could be said of me, I guess. }} he chuckles to himself.

[sblock=Stat Block]
Markas
Initiative: +1
AC: 23 (22 flat-footed, 11 Touch) Current: 22
HP: 48 Current: 48
CMB: +5 CMD: 18 (20 vs. Trips and Grappling)
Fort:
+6 Reflex: +2 Will: +2 (+5 vs. Fear)
Conditions if Effect: None

Current Weapon in Hand: none & shield

Consumables:
torches: 4
rations: 4
pitons: 4
brooch of shielding (101)
potion-stabilize(lvl0)
potion-cure light(lvl1)[/sblock]
 
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mfloyd3

Explorer
Iago wipes the sweat from his brow as he enters the shop. The hot, muggy afternoon has not been a pleasant one for searching for this Ironhammer, and the other proprietors he met seemed more interested in talking about their own wares than answering a simple question. In the end, it was a Dwarven assistant who had pointed him in the right direction. Or so he hopes.

The half-orc pauses and looks around the shop.

[sblock=ooc] [MENTION=88649]perrinmiller[/MENTION], I thought I would let you describe the shop. [/sblock]
 

DalkonCledwin

First Post
As Fae'shiel and Marcus arrive at the scene after asking around for this Sir Ironhammers shop, Fae'shiel is slightly apprehensive when she see's the two heavily armed and armored individuals enter the shop ahead of her and Marcus. However she says "I hope we are in the right place" as she approaches the building, letting Marcus be the gentleman and lead the way into the building.

[sblock=Mini Stats] Fae'shiel Aeros (DalkonCledwin)
Initiative: +9
Armor Class: 17 (14 Flat-footed, 13 Touch)
Hit Points: 33 // Current: 33
BAB: +3 CMB: +5 CMD: 18
Fort: +5 Ref: +4 Will: +4

Current Weapon: Scimitar, Blackblade +6 (1d6 +3, Crit: 18-20/x2) // Special Qualities: INT 11 / CHA & WIS 7, Arcane Pool 1 / 1, Alertness, Blackblade Strike, Telepathy, Unbreakable, Ego (5)
Secondary Weapon Composite Longbow +6 (1d8+2, Crit: 19-20/x2) // Range: 110 ft, Ammo: 20 Arrows
Tertiary Weapon Dagger +6 (1d4+2, Crit: 19-20/x2) // Range 10 feet

Spells Per Day: Can memorize 4 Cantrips each day, but cast them any number of times per day.
4/4 First Level Spells Remaining
2/2 Second Level Spells Remaining
Cantrips Memorized (DC 13): Dancing Lights, Detect Magic, Acid Splash, Ray of Frost
First Level Spells (DC 14): Color Spray, Grease, Shocking Grasp, Mirror Strike
Second Level Spells (DC 15): Invisibility, Scorching Ray
Arcane Pool: 4/4[/sblock]
 
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Artur Hawkwing

First Post
Marcus is a bit apprehensive, but his sense of humor soon kicks in, as he follows Fae'shiel.

Given the amount of metal on those two, I think it bodes well we have the right place. Unless this is a gambling den in disguise. In which case, I'd better be ready.

He grins at Fae'shiel and nods at her wise choice to let him go first. He enters the room and stops a bit short so as not to leave an imprint of his face on the half-orc before him. With a sidestep he speaks in a jovial tone.

I do hope I've found the shop of Ironhammer. If not, I am going to be some kind of embarrassed.

The Half-Elf's face is nearly split by the friendly, jovial grin.

[sblock=ooc]No one has said I messed anything up yet, so i am going to assume Marcus is good with the items and move on.[/sblock]

[sblock=ministats]
Marcus Cole (Artur Hawkwing) - Living Pathfinder RPG Wiki

Initiative: +5
AC: 17 Touch: 14 Flat Footed: 13
HP: 22 Current: 22
CMB: +4 CMD: 18
Fort: +5 Reflex: +6 Will: +4

Weapon: N/A

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perrinmiller

Adventurer
It would appear that most of the shopkeepers that deal in weaponry have heard of the dwarven weaponsmith. He appears to have a reputation of lecherous behavior and has taken to including ornamental gems on female warrior breastplates. So you have no trouble at all finding the correct shop.

Hammering of steel on iron is ringing and reverberating among the hustle and bustle of the background noises of the this part of the professional artisans districts. The heat from the forge brings sweat to bead on your skin as you enter the noisy interior.




The dwarf, a mature specimen of the bread, is engrossed in his pounding out the glowing steel of a blade. You can tell he noticed your arrival, but he is not stopping or interrupting the work while the blade is still hot.

GM: I will let you notice each other and converse while you await the minute or two Gorlan needs to finish his current task
 

mfloyd3

Explorer
Iago steps away from the door, making room for the others to enter and nodding politely in greeting. The he notices the purple-haired elven woman who has just entered.

"Your pardon, mistress," he offers. "Are you by any chance Lady Fae'shiel?"
 

DalkonCledwin

First Post
Fae'shiel glances at the Half-Orc wondering how it was that he knew her name, and then thinking that this individual must be the one that her servant told her about. She then chuckles to herself and says "Yes, I am she. What can I do for you?"

[sblock=Mini Stats] Fae'shiel Aeros (DalkonCledwin)
Initiative: +9
Armor Class: 17 (14 Flat-footed, 13 Touch)
Hit Points: 33 // Current: 33
BAB: +3 CMB: +5 CMD: 18
Fort: +5 Ref: +4 Will: +4

Current Weapon: Scimitar, Blackblade +6 (1d6 +3, Crit: 18-20/x2) // Special Qualities: INT 11 / CHA & WIS 7, Arcane Pool 1 / 1, Alertness, Blackblade Strike, Telepathy, Unbreakable, Ego (5)
Secondary Weapon Composite Longbow +6 (1d8+2, Crit: 19-20/x2) // Range: 110 ft, Ammo: 20 Arrows
Tertiary Weapon Dagger +6 (1d4+2, Crit: 19-20/x2) // Range 10 feet

Spells Per Day: Can memorize 4 Cantrips each day, but cast them any number of times per day.
4/4 First Level Spells Remaining
2/2 Second Level Spells Remaining
Cantrips Memorized (DC 13): Dancing Lights, Detect Magic, Acid Splash, Ray of Frost
First Level Spells (DC 14): Color Spray, Grease, Shocking Grasp, Mirror Strike
Second Level Spells (DC 15): Invisibility, Scorching Ray
Arcane Pool: 4/4[/sblock]
 
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mfloyd3

Explorer
"I am Iago of Venza," the half-orc explains. His voice is carefully cultured, at odds with his somewhat bestial features. "I met your servant at the Dunn Wright Inn. He led me to believe you had some knowledge of Dwarven history and writing?"
 

DalkonCledwin

First Post
Fae'shiel frowns and then says "Did he now? I find that odd because he should know I don't know a thing about Dwarven History. Quite the contrary, I am looking for someone who might be able to tell me about the Nations of Thet and Ys, at least one of which is supposed to be Dwarven. As for Dwarven Writing, I do know how to write and read a language known as Lesser Runic, and I can on occassion translate Ancient Runic. But I am afraid I know very little about the Dwarven variations on either of those languages.

[sblock=Mini Stats] Fae'shiel Aeros (DalkonCledwin)
Initiative: +9
Armor Class: 17 (14 Flat-footed, 13 Touch)
Hit Points: 33 // Current: 33
BAB: +3 CMB: +5 CMD: 18
Fort: +5 Ref: +4 Will: +4

Current Weapon: Scimitar, Blackblade +6 (1d6 +3, Crit: 18-20/x2) // Special Qualities: INT 11 / CHA & WIS 7, Arcane Pool 1 / 1, Alertness, Blackblade Strike, Telepathy, Unbreakable, Ego (5)
Secondary Weapon Composite Longbow +6 (1d8+2, Crit: 19-20/x2) // Range: 110 ft, Ammo: 20 Arrows
Tertiary Weapon Dagger +6 (1d4+2, Crit: 19-20/x2) // Range 10 feet

Spells Per Day: Can memorize 4 Cantrips each day, but cast them any number of times per day.
4/4 First Level Spells Remaining
2/2 Second Level Spells Remaining
Cantrips Memorized (DC 13): Dancing Lights, Detect Magic, Acid Splash, Ray of Frost
First Level Spells (DC 14): Color Spray, Grease, Shocking Grasp, Mirror Strike
Second Level Spells (DC 15): Invisibility, Scorching Ray
Arcane Pool: 4/4[/sblock]
 

mfloyd3

Explorer
Despite his attempts to obtain training as a scholar, history is a weak point for Iago. Not wanting to admit he does not understand the woman's discussion of the forms of Runic, he simply pulls out a map case and produces several ancient scrolls from it.

"I recovered these from a Dwarven temple," he explains. "It had been looted by goblins, but they missed these. The translation speaks of a Dwarven stronghold and a famed weaponsmith. I am...curious to know what became of it." He offers the scrolls to the elf.
 

DalkonCledwin

First Post
Fae'shiel accepts the proffered scrolls, looks them over quietly attempting to decipher anything written on them that may be of use.

[sblock=OOC]It's funny, Runic is supposed to be the ancient variation of Dwarven, with Lesser Runic as slightly more modern then Elder Runic, and modern Dwarven as the most recent variation on the language. Fae'shiel knows Lesser Runic, and if she succeeds on a linguistics check she can interpret Elder Runic. However she does not understand Contemporary Dwarven. So the question I need to ask is... how old is the writing on these scrolls. If it dates to before the fall of the legendary dwarven citadels, then the likelyhood of Fae'shiel understanding what is written on them, is significantly greater. If it is more contemporary than that, the chances are significantly smaller.

With that in mind I have to ask Systole when the writing on the bracelet she received in our last adventure dates to for the exact same reason (I originally didn't realize that Dwarven was directly descended from Lesser and Elder Runic, but instead thought they were related languages). It seems that Fae'shiel may actually be capable of interpreting ancient dwarven with significant ease, just not modern dwarven.[/sblock]
 

Artur Hawkwing

First Post
Marcus pauses and watches as the Half-Orc, Iago, and Lady Fae'shiel start to talk. Noticing that his greeting seems to have been as useful as a third nostril, he decides to busy himself while waiting for whatever is to come by looking over a number of round, triagular and other shaped shields, as yet unadorned by paint or other identifying mark. As he walks, his head turns to take in one square shaped shield that looks to have had a pair of iron bands wrapped around it's steel body. He is looking at this curiously, his feet still moving, when he bumps into a Human, who he doesn't see until it is too late. *bump!*

Whoops! I'm so sorry.

The Half Elf, dressed in studded leather with slightly worn clothes over it looks up in surprise. He has a cestus on one hand, a dagger at his belt and a couple of thing on his back, a bag and a quiver. He looks genuinely apologetic.

First time I've seen shields like this without paint on them, half warn off and pock marks from the Gods know how many shots with any manner of weapon.

[sblock=ooc to HM]I thought you might like it if Marcus literally bumped into Markas. :p I think, if their names are pronounced similarly, there could be a lot of both turning and going "Yes?" when the name is called. :D[/sblock]


[sblock=Mini Stats]
Marcus Cole (Artur Hawkwing) - Living Pathfinder RPG Wiki

Initiative: +5
AC: 17 Touch: 14 Flat Footed: 13
HP: 22 Current: 22
CMB: +4 CMD: 18
Fort: +5 Reflex: +6 Will: +4

Weapon: N/A
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HolyMan

Thy wounds are healed!
Markas (yes pronounced the same, so this should be fun) wasn't sure what was going on between the half-orc and elven woman do to the hammering, but they looked engrossed in a conversation, so the warrior started to inspect some of the shields hanging along the far wall.

*bump*

"Pardon me,"
he says with a nod to the half-elf.
First time I've seen shields like this without paint on them, half warn off and pock marks from the Gods know how many shots with any manner of weapon.


"Just means they did their job protecting whoever was using them."
he says with a grin.

Holding up his own battered kite shield in front of him he adds, "This has seen better days as well."

The dwarf continues his work and the half-orc and elf now huddle around a parchment. "Strange bedfellows those two make," Markas says using his chin to point. "If they're here to barter with Gorlan, maybe my questions can wait."
 
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DalkonCledwin

First Post
"Just because I am answering his questions does not mean I would be inclined to get in bed with him." Fae'shiel says off-handedly, but loud enough for both Marcus and the Markas to hear her.

OOC: probably not wise to insult the Elf with extra sensitive hearing, even if it is done at a distance in a smithy.
 

perrinmiller

Adventurer
Denizel had marked the passages that he translated concerning the references to the dwarven stronghold of Khundrukar and a famous weaponsmith named Durgeddin that made finely crafted superior blades and axes. After looking it over, Fae'shiel is not able to tell Iago any more than he already knows.

GM: Artur, can you please use quotation marks on speech. Thanks.

Looks like another round of interactions are in order.
 

mfloyd3

Explorer
Not having heard the comment himself, Iago is visibly taken aback by the elf's response. His eyes narrow, suspecting he has been insulted, but instead he gestures to the parchment. "These passages, here. My comrade was able to give me the name, Durgeddin of Khundrukar, but little else beyond his skill as a smith. Can you tell me anything more?"
 

Artur Hawkwing

First Post
Marcus catches himself just as he is about to laugh. He manages to only give a snort, but a wide grin spreads across his face.

"Lady Fae'shiel is highly skilled in dealing with languages and oddities. Likely it is something of interest to them both. We came to see this smithy about some dwarven runes she has been curious about. She's quite the helpful sort when it comes to puzzles. Although on occasion her solution might seem a bit...odd."

With another grin he eyes the shield.

"Now that's more like what I'm used to seeing."

[sblock=perrinmiller]First time I've had someone ask for those. I usually do, but with the use of a color other than white to set it off, I guess I got a little lazy. :D[/sblock]
 

DalkonCledwin

First Post
Fae'shiel nods at the explanation given to her by the half-orc and says "Yes, your friend explains as much here in his notes. Unfortunately I am uncertain if I will be able to determine much else."

OOC: going to roll a linguistics check to try to decipher the rest of the scroll.
 

toasterferret

Explorer
Anna Belacqua (Sorceress 4)

A red haired woman in fine clothing walks into the shop, her eyes glancing around at the weapons and armor on display, her brow furrowing momentarily at the ornamental gems on several of the female breastplates. Letting her eyes scan the rest of the room almost casually, they find their way to Iago.

She takes several steps forward, stopping several yards from the rest of the group.

"Excuse me." she says demurely. "Is one of you Iago?"

She patiently waits for an answer, an indecipherable look in her eyes.
 

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