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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:23 pm

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"Although, I suspect that debt may be closer to paid than you reckon. You see, She's been waiting a long time for the right sort of Dragonborn to come along, so that She can fulfill the destiny that those what made her instilled in her."
"I live to serve. I also live to one day ascend to magnificent fire-breathing godhood. But for now, serving is good."

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Perhaps its just an involuntary twitch, but Yatagan swears that the old Goblin woman winks at him in much the same fashion as his infant self did from within the god-egg Grilip.
"Signs and wonders!" exclaims Yatagan. "Everywhere I go I see destiny winking at me."
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:40 pm

OOC: are we ready to move on?

We have to do the Eliza Doolittle routine on a fake goddess and hire a ship to Hell. Also, we may want to beef up Swine Manor's defenses in case of reprisals from the Eladrin ("You can't teach religious tolerance without shedding a little blood").

edit: and we have to shop (go on a quest?) for wedding presents!


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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:13 am

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OOC: are we ready to move on?

We have to do the Eliza Doolittle routine on a fake goddess and hire a ship to Hell. Also, we may want to beef up Swine Manor's defenses in case of reprisals from the Eladrin ("You can teach religious tolerance without shedding a little blood").

edit: and we have to shop (go on a quest?) for wedding presents!

Next step is to meet with Fagin's future in-laws, yes?
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:15 pm

Are they in the Port?
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:28 pm

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Are they in the Port?

Yes, indeed, the devilish duo of Maror and Charoset have a nightclub here in the Port.

Of course, there may be other family waiting in the Infernal Isles.
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:54 pm

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OOC: are we ready to move on?

We have to do the Eliza Doolittle routine on a fake goddess and hire a ship to Hell. Also, we may want to beef up Swine Manor's defenses in case of reprisals from the Eladrin ("You can't teach religious tolerance without shedding a little blood").

edit: and we have to shop (go on a quest?) for wedding presents!

Cash is being traditional, yes?

Couple of ways of defending Swine Manor -- one involves hiring people, and thus spending money, and would therefore put Artichoke's heart at risk.

Alternatively we could hold some sort of festival (Swinestock?), pack the grounds with goblin revelers, and trust to the sheer weight of numbers to keep the Eladrin at bay. Or to just add to the chaos and ensuing bloodshed.
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:49 pm

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Couple of ways of defending Swine Manor -- one involves hiring people, and thus spending money, and would therefore put Artichoke's heart at risk.

Alternatively we could hold some sort of festival (Swinestock?), pack the grounds with goblin revelers, and trust to the sheer weight of numbers to keep the Eladrin at bay. Or to just add to the chaos and ensuing bloodshed.

OOC: Actually, if the question of guarding the Manor comes up, Artichoke is much keener on the first idea than the latter. In view of how much money the PCs made on the deal, he suggests that you leave some of it with him for the purposes of hiring some extra muscle. With the number of skilled warriors already present at the Manor, they should be able to handle any problems easily enough. And, while he doesn't say it, Artichoke is fairly obviously looking forward to Yatagan, Paetros, Fagin and Lizzy leaving on their trip, so he can do some damage control.
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:46 am

OOC: The idea of Swinestock, which I picture as a combination of Woodstock and the 1968 Democratic Convention -- which also featured a pig prominently, as I recall-- except with more violent little goblins, is appealing. Nay, it is beautiful.

Though hiring actual guards with our surplus of actual money does make sense. Even to Yatagan.

And shil, what is this 'damage control' of which you speak Very Happy ?
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:24 am

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And shil, what is this 'damage control' of which you speak Very Happy ?

I'm not quite sure yet, but I'm pretty sure it begins with getting the PCs out of the Port first. Artichoke's smart enough to know that any attempt to make sure that nobody's pissed off at and/or wanting to kill him or others members of his group will not work if Yatagan, Paetros and co. have a chance to get involved.
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:31 am

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Artichoke's smart enough to know that any attempt to make sure that nobody's pissed off at and/or wanting to kill him or others members of his group will not work if Yatagan, Paetros and co. have a chance to get involved.
OOC: We're a church founded by adventurers! (when we're not a Communist revolution) Of course we're going to stir things up. Probably with fire...

On the plus side (for Artichoke), the wedding party might not survive the Infernal Isles.

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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:31 pm

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[OOC: We're a church founded by adventurers! (when we're not a Communist revolution) Of course we're going to stir things up. Probably with fire...

Artichoke, alas, had some delusions about trying to channelize that energy and control what you stir up. More the fool he.

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On the plus side (for Artichoke), the wedding party might not survive the Infernal Isles.

Heh! To the end of making sure the wedding party does survive the Infernal Isles, since they're currently lacking a decent leader-type, I was thinking of maybe creating such an NPC, rather than grabbing one of the ones at the Manor. Perhaps the NPC could be a passenger on the tiefling ship to the Infernal Isles and finds the antics of the PCs interesting enough to accompany them.
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:12 pm

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... I was thinking of maybe creating such an NPC, rather than grabbing one of the ones at the Manor. Perhaps the NPC could be a passenger on the tiefling ship to the Infernal Isles and finds the antics of the PCs interesting enough to accompany them.
Make the character the Psionic Leader --Ardent?-- and then name them Chakra Khan!
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:25 pm

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shilsen wrote:
... I was thinking of maybe creating such an NPC, rather than grabbing one of the ones at the Manor. Perhaps the NPC could be a passenger on the tiefling ship to the Infernal Isles and finds the antics of the PCs interesting enough to accompany them.
Make the character the Psionic Leader --Ardent?-- and then name them Chakra Khan!

Oy.

For some reason, when thinking of NPC who would have a reason to join us, one truly bizarre concept leaped to mind: An Infernal Sommelier, an expert in the wines of the damned, fermented from grapes grown upon the thorny cliff-sides of Hell.

"...a tormented vintage, with overtones of longing, which leaves a lingering taste of regret upon the palate. May I recommend instead the Succorbenoth '53? It tastes strongly of pride, verging on -- but never quite reaching -- overweening arrogance. A very long finish, with hints of smug self-satisfaction and just a touch of misanthropic scorn. Additionally, it can burn a hole entirely through an unprepared esophagus; this is generally considered a desirable quality by connoisseurs."

I suppose that he'd be an artificer of some sort....
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:27 pm

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Heh! To the end of making sure the wedding party does survive the Infernal Isles, since they're currently lacking a decent leader-type, I was thinking of maybe creating such an NPC, rather than grabbing one of the ones at the Manor. Perhaps the NPC could be a passenger on the tiefling ship to the Infernal Isles and finds the antics of the PCs interesting enough to accompany them.

This sounds good to me.
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:38 pm

I'm actually inclining towards taking Vox myself, for the change of pace and to give myself a rest from Pætros' dialog. He's also a little more socially adept that the Porcophant, which --while damning him with VERY faint praise -- may come in handy.
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:41 pm

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I'm actually inclining towards taking Vox myself, for the change of pace and to give myself a rest from Pætros' dialog. He's also a little more socially adept that the Porcophant, which --while damning him with VERY faint praise -- may come in handy.

You're just trying to weasel out of officiating at the wedding!
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:48 pm

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Rolzup wrote:
I'm actually inclining towards taking Vox myself, for the change of pace and to give myself a rest from Pætros' dialog. He's also a little more socially adept that the Porcophant, which --while damning him with VERY faint praise -- may come in handy.

You're just trying to weasel out of officiating at the wedding!

I will not, under any circumstances, actually admit to making an attempt at writing a wedding ceremony in Pætrosese. Because that would be just plain crazy.
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:00 pm

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"...a tormented vintage, with overtones of longing, which leaves a lingering taste of regret upon the palate. May I recommend instead the Succorbenoth '53? It tastes strongly of pride, verging on -- but never quite reaching -- overweening arrogance...
That's really quite lovely, you know.

It also fits in with the current adventure! The PC's quest for the perfect wedding gift leads them to the Infernal Sommelier, who knows the perfect vintage of hellish wine. Unfortunately, the only bottle he knows of is in private cellars of a demon lord. Therefore, the sommelier joins the party to...
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:05 pm

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I will not, under any circumstances, actually admit to making an attempt at writing a wedding ceremony in Pætrosese. Because that would be just plain crazy.
Could it be any worse than Yatagan's version?

"We are gathered here today in ineffable damnation to join the semen of this man with the eggs of this woman in holy... wait, what, oh yes... unholy matrimony!"
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:10 pm

I'm a little miffed that Lizzy gets thrown in there with the others as a trouble maker. I mean sure, he's a bloodthirsty killer with a fanatical distaste for all authority, except his own, but he's got a heart of gold. Just look how he lovingly protect Bogsley. He's the son he never had.
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:50 pm

Rolzup wrote:
I'm actually inclining towards taking Vox myself, for the change of pace and to give myself a rest from Pætros' dialog. He's also a little more socially adept that the Porcophant, which --while damning him with VERY faint praise -- may come in handy.

That's a little mean to poor Vox, who's so far come across as much too smart to get involved in such a venture.

BTW, I'm currently throwing together a tiefling ardent who, from what I can see of the class, will be extremely effective at handling social stuff (Bluff +19, Diplomacy +17, Intimidate +22). So I can cover that area, along with Fagin and Yatagan.
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:35 am

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Rolzup wrote:
I'm actually inclining towards taking Vox myself, for the change of pace and to give myself a rest from Pætros' dialog. He's also a little more socially adept that the Porcophant, which --while damning him with VERY faint praise -- may come in handy.

That's a little mean to poor Vox, who's so far come across as much too smart to get involved in such a venture.

BTW, I'm currently throwing together a tiefling ardent who, from what I can see of the class, will be extremely effective at handling social stuff (Bluff +19, Diplomacy +17, Intimidate +22). So I can cover that area, along with Fagin and Yatagan.

In terms of skill, Pætros is fairly effective. But his personality interacts with diplomacy much the way that potassium interacts with water, particularly when surrounded by heathens. Vox knows when to keep his mouth shut, and can vanish into the shadows when he needs to.

And doubtless, he WILL need to.
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:39 pm

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I will not, under any circumstances, actually admit to making an attempt at writing a wedding ceremony in Pætrosese. Because that would be just plain crazy.

Haha... love it!
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PostSubject: Re: The Godly Bunch   Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:43 am

After the touching meeting with Elymydira, Yatagan deposits the Golden Goddess at stately Swine Manor. He'll harangue Captain Artichoke in a friendly way for a half and hour over his plans for improved defenses, then light off for Five Fathoms Market in search of a wedding present. After that, he'll detour to the Gaze and window shop at some of the finer men's clothiers for tuxedo styles he can copy with his Impostor's Armor.

Lastly, he'll hit the docks and see about booking passage to damnation.

OOC: at Five Fathoms, he'll use his "knowledge" of the lurid potboilers he thinks are history to figure out what *type* of gift is appropriate --History: 28-- and then he'll use his inexplicable --Insight: 27 -- to select the best particular item.



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