Archive for March 15th, 2016

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Of Shadows and Stoßtruppen – A Petrichor Campaign Report

15 March, 2016
All of this and Thunder too

Elsbeth by her player

Back to the tree, Old Father Mastic, safely after rescuing the survivors of the Gold Sword Company from the cyclops our heroes reunited with their companions.  Johan looked quite wild, a smoking pipe clenched between his teeth, while Elsbeth complained about the lack of beer and the challenge of surviving without such.  Johan explains that he has been communing with the spirit of the tree and has learned much, namely that a force that he calls the Shadow Between is trying to slip into the world and that is why the tree raised its daughters, to protect itself from it/them.  The last of the daughters, who has taken the name Élato, remains violent just not toward our heroes and has become a semi-ally.

Pedr receives a messenger, a semi-skeletal crow bearing a message in its exposed rib-cage, from his patron, which asks what are they doing.  Pedr pens a long report and sends it back the next day.  Late that night Klaus rushes in sounding the alarm, “Wolves!  And worse!”

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New Monster – Straw Soldier (for Pathfinder and D&D5)

15 March, 2016

Straw Soldier     CR 1 (XP 400)

A line of silent soldiers armed for war with spears and shield, an arrow strike one squarely in the chest but it does not slow in the least.

Straw Soldiers are build to provide temporary advantage in warfare, expendable constructs to bolster ranks and provide the illusion of larger armies.  They are provided with wooded shields and spear or clubs painted to resemble swords attached securely to their hands.  They cannot perform complex tasks, but they can march and fight.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Straw Helmet (for Pathfinder and D&D5)

15 March, 2016

Impressive“Well, our new troops are quiet, I’ll give them that,” said Voddick marching beside the straw soldier.

“And loyal to a fault,” agreed Gollaon, patting one of the straw soldier on the shoulder.  “But I am not thrilled about being the distraction in this plan.”

“Nor I, but better than leading the assault.”

“That is true.  Especially given the foolhardy nature of our allies in this fight, hopefully they will let us get into position before attacking.”

“Good point, we had best step up our pace,” said Voddick, matching action to words.

Straw Helmet

These helmets look quite impressive, from a distance, close up it is obvious that they are just painted and decorated woven straw or wicker.

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