Sebkha Solonchak (sebkha) wrote,
Sebkha Solonchak

Ptolus session 17: 2008-02-16

It's next fortnight already and I haven't gotten around to a proper write-up of of the last Ptolus session. Here's a point form summary:


  • The team carries Logan's body back to the Bladechapel. With the backing of Dierna, the head of the Order of the Pale, they negotiate to have him resurrected.
  • The team relocates their equipment and quarters to Grayson House and Joan's.
  • There was an awkward experience in the afterlife where Logan embarrassed a Hound archon into letting him return to the mortal world.
  • Mali's dream that night featuring chiming.

Earthday, 20th of Wind 721 IA

  • Pope Palpatine resurrects Logan at the Bladechapel.
  • Marcus and Joan spend the morning organizing the Conciliators' relocation.
  • Cale sends a letter to Menon, receiving a reply later in the day.
  • Sebastian spends the morning selling the loot from Pythoness House. While doing so, the smith at the Bull & Bear mentions that he worries that Iltumar is falling in with a bad crowd.
  • Two dreams: Logan gets Peri as his Dreaming Apothecary representive and orders new armor, which she offers to fast-track for delivery within a single day. Mali dreams of icewater

Fireday, 21st of Wind 721 IA

  • Marcus calls a breakfast meeting of the Conciliators. Brother Aidan comments that the Dreaming Apothecary token is almost certainly a security risk. Despite the ban on contacting Peri, Marcus worries about her and wants to. Logan offers to forward a message, offering to set up a dinner at Wedge of Heaven, a restaurant.
  • Logan lends Mali money for twilight armor.
  • Sebastian tracks down Jamill, Iltumar's shady friend.

Queensday, 22nd of Wind 721 IA

  • Logan picks up his armor, and also the message from Peri that she's too busy for dinner but can do next week.
  • Everyone goes to the late night performance by a elf bard Nick Falk is promoting. Sebastian meets up with Castalla again at the club, and locates Iltumar and his girlfriend Anikka in the mosh pit. Cale asks Nick about the watch.

Theoday, 23rd of Wind 721 IA

  • Joan's house is possessed by Segginal, the chaos spirit from Pythoness House. The team exorcises him with extreme prejudice.


Although this session covered several days of game time, it was basically everyone unwinding after the harrowing crawl through Pythoness House, so there weren't many encounters that were relevant for XP purposes. Even though the fight with the archon was a bit contrived, I'm happy to have Logan back and everyone sync'ed up at level 5.

EL Encounter — Experience Point Awards —
Cale Logan Mali Marcus Sebastian
Total XP after session 16 11259 8500 13333 14153 13433
4 Logan's awkward adventures in the afterlife
  • hound archon (CR 4)
7 Exorcising the chaos spirit from Joan's house
  • Segginal Fesbon, chaos spirit (CR 7)
600 640 600 600 600
Total XP after session 17
  • Logan to level 5
11859 10340 13933 14753 14033

Cale took another rogue level at the end of the previous session, and did some significant upgrades of his magical and mundane equipment.

Cale (Montague Balacazar) CR 5

Male human rogue 5
NG Medium humanoid
Init +4*; Senses Listen +6, Spot +7
Languages Common (Prustan)

AC 17, touch 14, flat-footed 13 (+3 armor, +4 Dex); +1 dodge vs traps
hp 24 (5 HD)
Fort +3 Ref +9 (+1 to avoid traps) Will +2

Speed 30 ft. (6 squares)
Melee mwk rapier +8 (1d6+1) crit 18-20/×2 or
dagger +7 (1d4+1) crit 19-20/×2 or
sap +5 (1d6+1 nonlethal) crit ×2
unarmed strike +7 (1d3+1 nonlethal) crit ×2
Ranged dagger +7 (1d4+1) crit 19-20/×2, 10' increment
Base Attack +3; Grapple +4

Abilities Str 12, Dex 19*, Con 12, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 14
Special Qualities evasion, sneak attack +3d6, trapfinding, trap sense +1, uncanny dodge
Skills Balance +10, Bluff +8, Climb +4, Diplomacy +7, Disable Device +6, Disguise +10, Escape Artist +7, Forgery +8, Gather Information +5, Hide +9, Jump +8, Knowledge (local) +8, Listen +6, Move Silently +10, Open Lock +9, Search +7, Sense Motive +5, Spot +7, Tumble +11, Use Magic Device +3, Use Rope +9
carried—cloak of resistance +1, eternal wand of shield, gloves of dexterity +2, backpack, dagger, mwk rapier w/triple weapon capsule retainer, mwk studded leather armor, traveler's outfit
backpack—alchemical capsules (quickflame ×3, quickfrost ×3, quickspark ×3, ghostblight ×1), bullseye lantern, dagger ×6, disguise kit (17 uses), identification papers, mwk forgery kit, mwk thieves' tools, oil (flask), sap, smokestick, sunrod, tindertwig ×10, 241.268 gp
at Grayson House—explorer's outfit, peasant's outfit (10 lbs)
Balacazar Family—prodigal cousin
Church of Lothian (Conciliators)—member
Empire of Tarsis—citizen
Contacts ×3 (+2 Cha, +1 church)

Evasion (Ex) If Cale makes a successful Reflex saving throw against an attack that normally deals half damage on a successful save, he instead takes no damage.
Sneak Attack (Ex) Cale deals an additional 3d6 damage against opponents who are flanked or denied their Dexterity bonus to AC.
Trapfinding (Ex) Cale can use the Search skill to locate traps when the task has a Difficulty Class higher than 20 and can use the Disable Device skill to disarm magic traps.
Uncanny Dodge (Ex) Cale retains his Dexterity bonus to AC (if any) even if he is caught flat-footed or struck by an invisible attacker. He still loses his Dexterity bonus to AC if immobilized.

The next game ought to happen on March 1st.

Tags: gaming, ptolus, recap
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