Posts Tagged ‘Sea of Stars’

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Down and Out in Taren Kost – Campaign Report Episode 9

16 July, 2019

Kings can fight backThis takes place immediately after Episode 6, though it was played after Interlude 2 (and Episode 8).  Chronology gets confusing with a constellation of character based play structure.

Our cast for this episode:

Fiorentino, Reed Greenbottle, Hartessa and Skatska

Episode 9: Losing at Chess and Life

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Down and Out in Taren Kost – Campaign Interlude 2

7 July, 2019

Hay Hay NowThe latest adventures from Taren Kost following from Episode 8, which remains unresolved, so this takes places sometime (you can find the initial adventures and cast list here).

Our cast for this interlude:

Reed Greenbottle and Hartessa

Interlude 2: What Happened?

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Questions about the Sea of Stars? Ask away!

27 June, 2019
Debate and discussionAsk me anything about the Sea of Stars campaign world, if I do not have an answer I will like come up with one as a new addition to my world.  There are a very few secrets that I wish to keep hidden from players and questions relating to those will be noted and answered as much as can be without spoiling the eventual reveal.
 
To whoever originated this exercise, well done!

Some of the answers will probably include links to previous posts, as I have done quite a bit of world building here.

Notes: Image The three estates from BL Arundel 71, f. 39v, Charles Soillot. From The British Library. Public Domain Mark.

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Down and Out in Taren Kost – Campaign Report Episode 8

20 May, 2019

The latest adventures from Taren Kost following from Episode 7 (you can find the initial adventures and cast list here).

Our cast for this episode:

Fiorentino, Reed Greenbottle, Hartessa and Mercutio “the Green”

Episode 8: Out into the Countryside

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Questions for Characters venturing into the Sea of Stars

18 May, 2019

People of all sortsInspired by Judd the Librarian’s questions, I decided to write up a few questions to help people think about their characters and where they are from in the Sea of Stars:

For All:

What do you think of dragonrule?  Of the dragons themselves?  Fear?  Admiration?  Jealousy?

Do you have a faith?  Do you eschew organized religion?  Do you have any private rituals?

Do you have a favored weapon?  Does it have a name?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Zoomorphic Amulet (A to Z, Z)

30 April, 2019

Animals!“Good to have found some allies,” said Voddick, “but I am not sure we will be able to get back in time to break the siege.”

“We will do the best we can,” answered Gollaon.  “They are used to traveling quickly.”

“I would rather be leading a heroic rescue than a mission of vengeance.”

“As would I,” nodded Gollaon.  “So we had best pick up the pace, our allies are outpacing us.”

Zoomorphic Amulet

These amulets are decorated with a variety of animal designs, they are often made of slices of bone and horn layered and then bound with brass or copper. Sometime the animals are stylized, other times they are highly realistic, it depends on the artistic preferences of the culture creating them.

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Yokewood of the Sea of Stars ( A to Z, Y)

29 April, 2019

TwistedYokewood is only found in four groves and it thrives nowhere else, these groves were once holy sites to the God of Slavery, three of them are part of the Imperial demesne and the fourth lies in the Dark Star Dominion.  The yokewood tree does not grow straight but curved and twisted, forming natural yokes and pillories, and it is easily shaped.

It is used to bind and restrain, the wood grows back together, forming cuffs, bars for cages or doors,or other restrains as needed.  Yokewood draws strength from those it binds making it harder to break, the stronger the person being restrained, the more unyielding the yokewood.

Used as manacles, they are treated as masterwork, as bars, they are treated as iron, as other binding, as chains.  Their hardness and break DC is increased by half the Strength modifier (rounded up, minimum 1) of whoever is trying to attack or break them.  Yokewood’s hardness is increased by 5 against most energy attacks and by 10 against cold and electrical attacks.

A magical key, also made of yokewood, and the right gesture and word (or phrase) is required and the person using the magical key cannot be a slave, if they have accepted that status for them-self, the key will not function for them (unsurprisingly, the God of Slavers was cruel and cautious).

Cost: Manacles, 1,200.  Bars, 2,000 for a 5×5 area.  “Chains” 800 for 10′

For D&D 5E:

First, second and fourth paragraph as above.

Used as manacles, they are treated as metal, as bars, they are treated as iron, as other binding, as chains.  Their armor class is 17 and a Damage Threshold of 7, both of which is increased by half the Strength modifier (rounded up, minimum 1) of whoever is trying to attack or break them.  Yokewood’s resistance to all energy attacks.

Notes: From a suggestion from my wife.  Y is a difficult letter too.

Photo “squirly” by joysaphine is licensed under CC by-nc 2.0

 

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