"Out of the Frying Pan"- Book III: Fanning the Embers

el-remmen

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Manzanita said:
nice to see a pure fight once in a while. That was a tough one. What level is the team at this point?

Last time the party faced quaggoths they were 3rd/4th.

This time they were 7th/8th.
 

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Jon Potter

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Well, nemmerle, I think you have my vote for favorite post in recent memory. Truly a great battle scene; one that I could easily picture while reading it. It's good to see that Gunthar's good for something other than being an ass. He's good at kicking some too! He seemed to do more to turn the battle than anyone else.

But my favorite quote from this one is this: “Dark skinned betrayers from under the hill, you will die tonight!” It manages to conjure up the old familiar underdark ideal of the dark elf and the image of unseelie fae at the same time.

I don't comment here nearly often enough. But "Out of the Frying Pan" was one of the first story hours I read (if not the first - I can never remember which came first, yours of drnuncheon's) and it's still one of my very favorites.
 

el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
Oh, and I also wanted to comment that for people that complain about how short 3E combats are - this was an 18 round fight with no particular strange environmental conditions, which just about average for us, I think.
 

el-remmen

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Jon Potter said:
I don't comment here nearly often enough. But "Out of the Frying Pan" was one of the first story hours I read (if not the first - I can never remember which came first, yours of drnuncheon's) and it's still one of my very favorites.


I'm glad you like it, Jon.

The campaign takes a pretty major turn for the next dozen sessions or so, only because the first time the party leaves the area of Gothanius to do things they want (and feel they need) to do - so for the first time since Book I: Gathering Wood, you will get to seem them traveling through some pretty major wilderness - and seeing some of what the rest of Derome-Delem is like.
 

el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
Hey all!

Just a heads up: I posted an overview of the cast of characters from the "Out of the Frying Pan" story hour in the Portal Thread. . .

You can view it directly here.

Let me know if there are any errors or omissions that you catch, or if there are any questions.

It is up to date through the most recently posted installment, but does not include PCs, only NPCs.
 

Manzanita

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I'll be curious to meet the new PCs. I assume you were able to recruit a couple after loosing those two players.

The NPC index is cool. I knew you were keeping track of all of them...
 

el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
Hey! Just for all of you keeping score at home. . . I have been diligently working on the next installment and hope to have it up this weekend some time.

But how about a sneak preview of some of the things to come in the next few sessions:

Bridges, Barbarians, Bears and being lost in the Bowels* of the Earth!







* and when I say "bowels" I mean, "bowels". ;)
 

Manzanita

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this reminds me of a spoiler a read awhile back about (dare I say it?)
Beorth being dumped in a pit full of sh*t....
Looking forward to it, in any case.
 
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el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
Hey Manz,

I used my super-nifty mod powers to wrap spoiler tags around your spoiler. . . .

Now it can only be read by those who dare highlight. . . ;)
 

Elrik_DarkFury

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Hi people!
Hello Mr Nem.

I just read the new update and it was great!

(2) DM’s Note: This cinematic piece brought to you by the “Dirty-Fighting” Feat.

Sorry to bother you ,but i would like to know what exactly “Dirty-Fighting” Feat does.
Although reading this again and again,i can't understand how it works.

(7) DM’s Note: This was the last session that Helene (Jana, Derek, Anarié) was able to play in the group as she had to return to France because her visa had expired. Coincidentally, it was also the session Ken ever played in as well. We miss them both.

Sorry to hear that.It always sucks when friends leave,and your party is smaller now.
-have you bring new players around?

Anyway,keep up the good work and give us something new asap.
Bye
________________
The Wizard
 



el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
Hey, all. . .

I just wanted to bump this for two reasons:

The first reason is obvious, I renamed the thread to "Book III: Fanning the Embers" - deciding it was better off having a name that fit in with the other three books (two before it and one after it) - and just breaking it into two parts named, "The Fearless Manticore Killers & The Necropolis of Doom!!!" and "The Fearless Manticore Killers & The Pit of Bones!"

The second reason is because I have been editing and cleaning up this "book" in order to make a zipped up word doc version available for download and I have really enjoyed re-reading it and remembering how much fun these adventures were and how great some of the scenes were - and how well the build up to finding and entering Hurgun's Maze turned out upon reflection. . .
 

el-remmen

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NOTE: Originally this thread extended to Session #68 - but today I did some splitting and merging of threads so that this thread ends with Session #63 and Book IV begins with Session #64.

I made these changes because it made more sense to me for the journey to Nikar to be part of the Book that tells the tale of the events of the party in Nikar.

Unfortunately, in merging those last four sessions with Book IV we lost almost all the thread views for the Book IV thread (from 17,000+ views to less than 700). I did not know that would happen.

(Edited to Add: but then 14 years later I re-organized it back to how I originally had it).
 
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el-remmen

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This entire book, including both the "Necropolis of DOOM!" and "The Pit of Bones" adventures,
is available for download in zipped up .doc format by clicking here.

Compilations of Books I, II & III are all available in the
"Out of Frying Pan" Story Hour Portal Thread

(Edit (3/6/2021): A new compiled version of Book III is in the works - watch this space!​
 
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el-remmen

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This entire book, including both the "Necropolis of DOOM!" and "The Pit of Bones" adventures (Session #40 through #68), is available for download in zipped up .pdf format by clicking here.

Compilations of Books I, II & III are all available in the "Out of Frying Pan" Story Hour Portal Thread
 

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