OOC chatter goes here.
No healing between chapters?
Nope. Depending on how things play out, you are likely to have time to rest and heal before you have to fight again.
Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold
It might be helpful if I provide a little perspective on the sum of money that's being thrown around by Dilmer. He's suggesting that the prize money will be somewhat more than 2000 gp per member of your expedition.
To an adventurer, that's not really a lot of money. In "normal person" terms, this is approximately 4 to 5 years of income for someone who is a skilled tradesman or professional. A that is, this is several years' earnings at the typical rates for a journeyman or master craftsman.
So imagine that someone just told you that you've made $175,000 to $350,000 for twelve days of work, plus you got paid your normal wage or salary. That's approximately what happened here.
I'm not just being absent. Johten looks like he's waiting for others to voice their yay/nay before speaking up.
Noted, and thanks for clarifying.
At the moment, I have a couple of people due to be added to play (MinusInnocence and drumandfight). Additionally, Vexandi is being retired and ObsidianSpoon is moving to a new character. Darker's also retiring Rasnak and starting a new role.
If anyone else is thinking about changing things up, this a particularly graceful moment to send me a PM.
If it matters for the future of the story at all, Vexandi will be most interested in pursuing more information about the Stranger fey guy and the use he had for the banyan wood. Also, I'll have my new character done in a couple of hours. Nothing else to do at work today.
The XP and Rewards thread has been updated. Please note that you have all gained enough XP to reach 3rd level. You also have received substantial monetary gains as the results of your adventuring.
At your earliest possible convenience, please update your character sheets to reflect your newly-raised level and send me a PM with the new stat block for my review.
The marketplace in Zeno has a GP limit of 800, so you can readily purchase any item worth 800 gp or less. Zeno's market is large enough that at your current level of wealth, it is functionally impossible for you to deplete the market of any class of goods that can be found in it for off-the-shelf purchases.
If you wish to purchase items worth more than 800 gp, you may do so within the following limitations:
Items purchased within the above limitations represent goods that are to be made to order by capable NPCs residing in and around the town of Zeno, using raw materials that are available within the normal limitations of the local marketplace.
Do we roll hit points?
You can roll or take an average for the die you're gaining, but if you come out sub-par on the roll (as Henrik just did) you're stuck.
I don't think we do (and I really hope we don't). Assuming we don't, the character is updated.
Refer to my earlier comment.
Looks like I rolled last time, too.
Base hit points are 16 (8+7+1) for a total of 22 hit points (+2 CON). Character sheet updated to reflect correct total.
Rolling for HP
Yay! More hobs!
Gentlemen, I have officially arrived. No need to keep your pants on.
Swarbrick knows from experience that the great hall of the keep is a particularly difficult place to get drunk. The tankard served with your meals is part of the standard ration doled out to members of the marquesal household, and the maids and serving men usually do not provide refills. For that matter, they also respond very poorly to being groped like tavern wenches.
In an extension of the overall frowning against anything that might be considered fun, Swarbrick can also attest that gambling over dice or cards, bawdy singing, and other such pastimes are verboten here. It's possible to have a quiet evening of enjoyment if your ambitions extend to nothing more exciting than a bit of reading, a board game, a chat, or a little sedate, respectable instrumental music. On the plus side, Swar can't think of the last time he saw a man get knifed or cut with a broken bottle in here.
Still, serious drinking is a pastime better relegated to one of the taverns or brothels in the town that huddles outside the keep's walls.
But the food is free, so it's a nice pregame spot.
Pre-gaming sounds good, but Gazini is on a high right now and is more interested in getting fucked up Hobgob style - whatever that entails.
Hobgoblins have no peculiar vices to speak of. Most like a drink as much as the next guy, unless the next guy is Swarbrick or Henrik.
Sweet. Also, Gazini isn't down to swear fealty to the bitch. Dilmer seems a way better gig.