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Topic: Monster Hunters Collective - Q/A
Subject: Aaargh... the pressure!

I hope I can live up to your expectations, Jozan.

In the mean time, I'd like to remind you all that you'll start the adventure as commoners. Be prepared to start with just a little equipment. And yes... little equipment means that your character might be more vulnerable. Keep that in mind.

Posted on 2011-08-12 at 10:20:08.

Topic: Monster Hunters Collective - Q/A
Subject: Maps


The map of Coria:
Map of Coria.

The map of Antaron:
Map of Antaron.

Map of Sedostra:

Sedostra Church Basement:

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 19:36:47.
Edited on 2012-02-13 at 20:05:15 by Almerin

Topic: Monster Hunters Collective - Q/A
Subject: Character 8 - Aleric

Aleric Sevanson:

Race: Half-elf
Class: Ranger
Level: 3

Str: 14 +2
Dex: 17 +3
Con: 13 +1
Int: 10 +0
Wis: 14 +2
Cha: 10 +0

Attack Modifier:
+5 (base attack bonus +3, strength modifier +2)

Damage Modifier:
+2(strength modifier +2)

Armor Class: 15(+2 armor bonus, +3 dex bonus)
Init: +3
HP: 18

Survival: 6
Handle Animal: 6
Hide: 6
Move Silently: 6
Knowledge (geography): 6
Knowledge (nature): 6

Two-Weapon Fighting

Special Abilities:
Favored Enemy:
Humanoid (goblinoid)
+2 to Bluff, Spot, Listen, Sense Motive, Survival, and damage rolls against goblinoids.

Wild Empathy

Combat Style:
Two-Weapon Combat

att +5, dmg 1d8+2, 19-20/x2

att +5, dmg 1d6+2, x3

Two Weapon fighting:
Longsword att +3
Handaxe att +3

Leather Armor:
+2armor bonus, max dex bonus +6, armor penalty 0

10 torches
Flint and steel
10 foot pole

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 19:35:32.
Edited on 2012-02-13 at 20:20:43 by Almerin

Topic: Monster Hunters Collective - Q/A
Subject: Character 7 - Laenathil

Player: Raven

Character: Laenathil Amarathien
Race: Sylvari
Class: Ranger
Deity: Kith-jora
Age: 112
Height 5' 10"
Weight: 142 pounds
Gender: Male
Alignment: LN
Level: 3

STR 12 +1
DEX 16 -> 18 +4
CON 14 -> 12 +1
INT 10 -
WIS 14 +2
CHA 8 -1

Fort: +5 = 3 + 2
Refl: +7 = 3 + 4
Will: +3 (+5) = 1 + 2 (+2 vs enchantment spells/effects)
Init: +4

HP: 21
AC: 17 = 10 + 3 + 4
BAB: +3

Climb (Str) 4 = 1 + 3
Concentration (Con)
Craft (Int)
Handle Animal (Cha)
Heal (Wis) 4 = 2 + 2
Hide (Dex) 6 = 4 + 2
Jump (Str)
Knowledge (dungeoneering) (Int)
Knowledge (geography) (Int)
Knowledge (nature) (Int) 4 = 4
Listen (Wis) 6 = 2 + 4
Move Silently (Dex) 9 = 4 + 5
Profession (Wis)
Ride (Dex) 4 = 4
Search (Int) 4 = 4
Spot (Wis) 6 = 2 + 4
Survival (Wis) 7 = 2 + 5
Swim (Str) 3 = 1 + 2
Use rope (Dex) 5 = 4 + 1

Track (Ranger)
Rapid shot (Ranger)
Point blank shot (+1/+1 within 30')
Precise Shot

Spear - att +4, dmg 1d8+1, cr x3, 20 ft range
Kukri - att +4, dmg d4+1, cr 18-20/x2
Comp. Longbow - att +8/+9, dmg d8+1/+2, cr x3, 110 ft range

Studded Leather

Travel bread
2 Water Skin
3 Belt pouches

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 19:34:47.
Edited on 2012-02-13 at 20:11:46 by Almerin

Topic: Monster Hunters Collective - Q/A
Subject: Character 6 - Brokkrok

Player: Hammer

Race: Khord
Class: Cleric
Diety: Therassor
Age: 60
Height 4'5"
Weight: 140 pounds
Gender: Male
Alignment: CG
Level: 3

STR 12 +1
DEX 10 +0
CON 15 +2
INT 9 -1
WIS 16 +3
CHA 12 +1

Fort: +5 = 3 + 2
Refl: +1 = 1 +0
Will: +8 = 3 + 3 + 2
Init: +0
HP: 22

AC: 14 = 10 + 4
BAB: +2

Concentration +3
Diplomacy +2
Heal +4
Knowledge Religion +1
Spellcraft +0

Turn or rebuke undead (Cleric Class)
Improved turning (+1 level for turning checks)
Weapon Focus (longsword) (Diety Granted)
Iron Will (+2 on will saves)

Longsword, att +4, dmg 1d6+1, Cr x2
Knife, att +3, dmg 1d4+1, Cr 19-20 x2
Throwing Axe, att +2, dmg 1d6+1, Cr x2

Chain shirt (+4 bonus)

Dwarven War Tunic (with Hood)
2x Throwing Axe
Back pack Bedroll
1 week's worth of Trail Rations
1 Water Skin
1 Wine Skin
1 Pouch Belt
1 Healing Kit
5 Acid Flasks
5 Holy Water Flasks
1 Everburning Torch
Holy Symbol Eye Patch

Level 0 = 4
Level 1 = 3 + 1 domain spell
Level 2 = 2 + 1 domain spell

Bonus: Burning Blade once per day

Domain spells:
1: Enlarge Person, or, Magic Weapon
2: Bull's Strength, or, Spiritual Weapon

Granted power: once per day STR enhancement equal to cleric level, lasts 1 round

Granted power: weapon focus with diety’s favoured weapon

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 19:32:34.
Edited on 2012-01-30 at 17:54:17 by Almerin

Topic: Monster Hunters Collective - Q/A
Subject: Character 5 - Arra

Character 5

Player: Lady Dark

Name: Arra
Race: Kazari
Class: Fighter 1 (0/1,000)

Gender: Female
Age: 22
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 145
Eye Color: green-tinged gold
Hair/Fur Color: Rusty Brown with black stripes
Alignment: CG

Ability Scores
Str: 16 (+3)
Dex: 14 (+2)
Con: 14 (+2)
Int: 11 (+0)
Wis: 11 (+0)
Cha: 8 (-1)

Initiative: +2
Armor Class: 16, Touch 12, Flat-Footed 10
Hit Points: 19
Base Speed: 30ft

Fort Save: +5
Ref Save: +4
Will Save: +0

Base Attack Bonus: +2
Melee Attack Bonus: +5
Ranged Attack Bonus: +4
Grapple Attack Bonus: +5

Class Abilities
Weapon and Armour Proficiencies: All simple and martial weapons, all armours and shields (including Tower Shields)
Fighter Bonus Feats

Climb +5 (= 1 rank + 3 Str)
Intimidate +3 (=4 ranks -1 Cha)
Jump +6 (=3 Ranks +3 Str)

Languages: Kazari, Common (speaking only, not fluent)

Armor Proficiencies (Heavy, Medium, and Light)
Simple Weapon Proficiency
Martial Weapon Proficiency
Shield Proficiency
Tower Shield Proficiency
Lightning Reflexes

Current Inventory


rusted shortsword,
undyed cloth one shoulder shift
Old Chain Shirt

Silver: 2
Copper: 5

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 19:32:20.
Edited on 2012-01-04 at 14:40:42 by Almerin

Topic: Monster Hunters Collective - Q/A
Subject: Character 4 - Ta'nil

Character 4

Male Elf Rogue 3
Chaotic Good

Size: Medium
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 135 lb
Skin: Pale
Eyes: Silver
Hair: Blond Curly; Beardless

Strength 10 (+0)
Dexterity 16 (+3)
Constitution 11 (+0)
Intelligence 14 (+2)
Wisdom 13 (+1)
Charisma 10 (+0)

Total Hit Points: 13

Speed: 30 feet

Armor Class: 15 = 10 +2 [leather] +3 [dexterity]
Touch AC: 13
Flat-footed: 12
Initiative modifier: +3 = +3 [dexterity]

Fortitude save: +1 = 1 [base]
Reflex save: +6 = 3 [base] +3 [dexterity]
Will save: +2 = 1 [base] +1 [wisdom]

BAB: +2
Attack (handheld): +2 = 2 [base]
Attack (unarmed): +2 = 2 [base]
Attack (missile): +5 = 2 [base] +3 [dexterity]
Grapple check: +2 = 2 [base]

Light load:
Medium load:
Heavy load:
Lift over head:
Lift off ground:
Push or drag: 33 lb. or less
34-66 lb.
67-100 lb.
100 lb.
200 lb.
500 lb.

Common Elven Gnome Sylvan

Dagger [att +2, dmg 1d4, crit 19-20/x2, range inc 10 ft., 1 lb., light, piercing]

Leather armor [light; +2 AC; max dex +6; check penalty 0; 15 lb.]

Skill Focus (Tumble)
Nimble Fingers


Appraise 4 = +2 +2
Balance 3 = +3
Bluff 2 = 0 +4
Climb 0 = +0
Concentration 0 = +0
Craft_1 2 = +2
Craft_2 2 = +2
Craft_3 2 = +2
Diplomacy 0 = 0
Disable Device 8 = +2 +6 +2(nimble fingers)
Disguise 2 = -2 +4
Escape Artist 7 = +3 +4
Forgery 2 = +2
Gather Inform 0 = 0
Heal 1 = +1
Hide 7 = +3 +4
Intimidate 0 = 0
Jump 0 = +0
(dungeoneering) 6 = +2 +4
Listen Wis 7 = +1 +4 +2 [elf]
Move Silently 9 = +3 +6
Open Lock 5 = +3 +2 (nimble fingers)
Perform_1 0 = 0
Perform_2 0 = 0
Ride 3 = +3
Search 8 = +2 +4 +2 [elf]
Sense Motive 3 = +1 +2
Spot 3 = +1 +2 [elf]
Survival 1 = +1
Swim 0 = +0
Tumble 10 = +3 +4 +3 [skill focus]
Use Rope 3 = +3


+2 dexterity / -2 constitution (already included)

Immune to magical sleep

+2 racial bonus to saves vs. enchantments

Low-light vision

Proficient with longsword, rapier, longbow & shortbow

+2 racial bonus on listen, search, and spot checks

Notice secret doors


Sneak Attack +2d6
Evasion (level 2)

Trap Sense (level 3)
Uncanny Dodge (level 4)
Improved Uncanny Dodge (level 8 )
Special Abilities (choices begin at 10th level)

Ta'nil's Equipment:

Weapons / Armor / Shield (from above)
Crossbow bolts (quiver of 10) x4
Block and tackle
Canvas (10 x 10)
Rope (50', silk) x2
Thieves' tools

Money: 10 GP

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 19:32:05.
Edited on 2012-01-31 at 17:41:47 by Almerin

Topic: Monster Hunters Collective - Q/A
Subject: Character 3 - Glitch

Character 3

Name: Masure Shadowshaper Dweomermaker Techomancer Heimerdinger Zwischenfall
Practical name: Glitch
Class: Diviner
Level: 3
Race: Brathunspar
Sex: Male
Alignment: LN
Age: 80
Height: 3’2’’
Weight: 40 lbs

STR : 8
DEX : 12
CON : 16
INT : 18
WIS : 10
CHA : 10

HP : 17 (d4+3/lvl)
AC : 12 (10 +1 dex +1 size) [+4 vs giants]
Init : +1 [+1 +spell level bonus after casting divination spell until save bonus triggered]
BAB: +1 [+1 size] [+1 vs kobolds/goblinoids]

Fort : 4 (1+3)
Refl : 4 (1+1+2)
Will : 3 (3+0) [+2 vs illusions]
[+1 +spell level bonus to first saving throw made after casting divination spell]

Skills: 24 points (Ranks + Stat + Misc)
8 Concentration (6 + 3)
12 Craft: Alchemy (6 + 4 + 2)
5 Craft: Weaponsmithing (1 + 4)
5 Craft: Armorsmithing (1 + 4)
10 Craft: Poisonmaking (6 + 4)
6 Decipher Script (2 + 4)
10 Knowledge: Arcana (6 + 4)
6 Knowledge: Architecture/Engineering (2 + 4)
10 Spellcraft (6 + 4) [+2 divination, -5 enchantment]

4 Listen (0 + 0 + 4)
2 Spot (0 + 0 + 2)

Insightful Divination (Complete Mage) [+1 +spell level after casting divination spell to initiative and first saving throw roll within 24 hrs. Saving throw bonus ends bonus to initiative]
Scribe Scroll [Bonus]
Alertness [when familiar is within arms reach]

Grants master +2 Reflex saves


Wrench (club): atk +1 d4-1

Artisan's Tools
Spell Component Pouch
11 gp

Spells per day (one of each must be divination)
0: 5
1: 4
2: 2

Spellbook (Divination spells in bold)
Level 0
Detect Poison: Detects poison in one creature or small object.
Detect Magic: Detects spells and magic items within 60 ft.
Read Magic: Read scrolls and spellbooks.

Resistance: Subject gains +1 on saving throws.
Acid Splash: Orb deals 1d3 acid damage.
Dancing Lights: Creates torches or other lights.
Flare: Dazzles one creature (–1 on attack rolls).
Light: Object shines like a torch.
Ray of Frost: Ray deals 1d3 cold damage.
Ghost Sound: Figment sounds.
Disrupt Undead: Deals 1d6 damage to one undead.
Touch of Fatigue: Touch attack fatigues target.
Mage Hand: 5-pound telekinesis.
Mending: Makes minor repairs on an object.
Message: Whispered conversation at distance.
Open/Close: Opens or closes small or light things.
Arcane Mark: Inscribes a personal rune (visible or invisible).
Prestidigitation: Performs minor tricks.
Caltrops: Creates caltrops in 5-ft.-by-5-ft. square, + 5-ft. square/2 levels beyond 1st (max 5).
Electric Jolt: Ranged touch attack deals 1d3 electricity damage.
Sonic Snap: Subject takes 1 point of sonic damage and is deafened 1 round.
Silent Portal: Negates sound from door or window.
Amanuensis: Copy nonmagical text.
Launch Bolt: Launches a crossbow bolt up to 80 ft.
Launch Item: Hurls Fine item up to Medium range.
Repair Minor Damage: Repairs 1 point of damage to any construct.
Stick: Glues an object weighing 5 pounds or less to another object.

Level 1
Comprehend Languages: You understand all spoken and written languages.
True Strike: +20 on your next attack roll.

Mount: Summons riding horse for 2 hours/level.
Color Spray: Knocks unconscious, blinds, and/or stuns weak creatures.
Floating Disk: Creates 3-ft.-diameter horizontal disk that holds 100 lb./level.
Grease: Makes 10-ft. square or one object slippery.
Silent Image: Creates minor illusion of your design.
Ray of Enfeeblement: Ray deals 1d6 +1 per two levels Str damage.
Master’s Touch: You gain proficiency in a weapon or shield touched for 1 minute/level.
Summon Monster 1: You summon an extraplanar creature

Level 2
Ghoul Glyph
Detect Thoughts

Brathunspar racial traits:
· +2 Constitution, -2 Strength.
· Small: As a Small creature, a Brathun gains a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Hide checks, but he uses smaller weapons than humans use, and his lifting and carrying limits are three-quarters of those of a medium character.
· Brathun base land speed is 20 feet.
· Low-Light Vision: A Brathun can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. He retains the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
Weapon Familiarity: Brathunspar may treat gnome hooked hammers as martial weapons rather than exotic weapons.
· +2 racial bonus on saving throws against illusions.
· Add +1 to the Difficulty Class for all saving throws against illusion spells cast by Brathunspar. This adjustment stacks with those from similar effects.
· +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against kobolds and goblinoids.
· +4 dodge bonus to Armor Class against monsters of the giant type. Any time a creature loses its Dexterity bonus (if any) to Armor Class, such as when it's caught flat-footed, it loses its dodge bonus, too.
· +2 racial bonus on Listen checks.
· +2 racial bonus on Craft (alchemy) checks.
· Automatic Languages: Apanonese (common) and Brathnaii (gnome). Bonus Languages: Draconic, Khordaldrum (dwarven), Sylvarian (elven), Giant, Goblin, and Orc. In addition, a Brathun can speak with a burrowing mammal (a badger, fox, rabbit, or the like, see below). This ability is innate to Brathunspar. See the speak with animals spell description.
· Spell-Like Abilities: 1/day-speak with animals (burrowing mammal only, duration 1 minute). A gnome with a Charisma score of at least 10 also has the following spell-like abilities: 1/day-dancing lights, ghost sound, prestidigitation. Caster level 1st; save DC 10 + gnome's Cha modifier + spell level.
· Favored Class: Bard. A multiclass Brathun's bard class does not count when determining whether he takes an experience point penalty.

The Wizard with the Wrench – A Brathun in Stone's Hollow

by Jinx the Storyteller

I've been wandering Antaron now for almost 200 years, collecting stories of my people and their influences and dealings among the other races. In all those years I have never seen a Brathun that walks so close to insanity. At least not one this young and productive. Typically the “mad scientist” persona develops late in life after several centuries of work in the arts.

Perhaps this article can serve as a warning to the young Brathunspar that read my stories. Wizards that become Technits usually abandon their magical roots, for good reason. The line between what is natural and what is arcane is blurred enough for Wizards, but with the knowledge of science comes possibilities for creations that far exceed safety. Even after all these years I still have a healthy fear of the arcane, and I have been carefully wielding it my entire career.

The subject of today's entry, on the other hand, has no such fear (or respect) for the arcane or the scientific.

This story is about Masure Shadowshaper Dweomermaker Techomancer Heimerdinger Zwischenfall. His name for the Apanonar to call him is Glitch, an Apanonese name for when your invention doesn't do exactly what you want it to do. I have found that this term is inappropriate, as Glitch's inventions always do exactly what he wants them to do, even if nobody else can explain how or why.

Masure departed Lindaletempla 30 years ago with nothing but a weasel and the most rudimentary magical ability, hitchhiking a caravan ride to Pardinal and from there a ship to Bayris where he became apprentice to a powerful magician named Murdock. Murdock had a “loose” grip on his sanity, from the stories Masure told me about him. Apparently once a powerful enchanter, one of his spells was directed back on him, and ever since he has just not been able to shake the idea that someone or something is following him, waiting for him to let down his guard. Masure told me that Murdock had spell contingency triggers set up all around his house that would instantly dispel any magical or illusionary creature.

Masure learned much from Murdock, albeit remaining cautious as to not repeat his mistakes. Masure swore an oath to himself only to peer into the minds of others, never to enter them. It is a policy that he states has kept him sane, although at his level of arcane power I have my doubts. Masure departed Bayris shortly after his master passed and wound up in Coria. He states it's due to all the resources and booming markets. He chose Stone's Hollow due to it's proximity to the water for trade and easy access to both the Sylvari and Caelstra. Also for proximity to home for his eventual return to the Brathnaii Hallows, no doubt with tales of glory and technology beyond our wildest dreams.

Technology? You ask? Why would a wizard have anything to do with technology? Well, dear reader, being a wizard is not what Masure is known for in Coria. He has become known as an inventor of gadgets, and a master of the sciences. He has become what he calls a Technomancer, one who crafts items and then instills them with magic. Although I am unsure if Masure is what one might call “sane” one cannot argue with his results. My personal favorite is the wooden pony – that can be unlocked to turn into a real mount!

Of course Masure never shares the secrets of his technomancy, understandable as yours truly would never share the secrets of his artistic success either.

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 19:31:49.
Edited on 2012-02-13 at 20:00:49 by Almerin

Topic: Monster Hunters Collective - Q/A
Subject: Character 2 - Alyannah

Character 2
Player: Ayrn

Name: Alyannah “Aly” Appleblossom with Aiden (her dog)
Class: Druid 1
Alignment: Neutral Good

Race: Cidal [Loaven]
Gender: Female


Racial Features: -2 STR, +2 DEX; Small Size [+1 Attack, +1 AC, +4 Hide, 20 ft Speed]; +2 Listen, Climb, Jump, Move Silently; +1 Spot; +1 to All Saves; Additional +1 Reflex Saves; Addition +2 Saves vs Fear; +1 Attack with Thrown or Sling Weapons; Favoured Class - Rogue

Class Features: Weapon Proficiencies [Club, Dagger, Dart, Quarterstaff, Scimitar, Sickle, Shortspear, Sling, Spear, and Natural Attacks]; Armor Proficiencies [Padded, Leather, Hide, Ironwood, Wooden Shields]; Druid Spells; Spontaneously cast Summon Nature’s Ally; Animal Companion [Riding Dog]; Nature Sense [+2 Knowledge {Nature}, Survival}]; Wild Empathy [1d20 +3]; Woodland Stride

Skills: Climb +0 [+2]; Concentration +1 [+2]; Diplomacy +3 [+6]; Handle Animal +4 [+5]; Heal +5 [+8]; Hide +0 [+7]; Jump +0 [+2]; Knowledge (Nature) +4 [+6]; Listen +0 [+5]; Move Silently +0 [+5]; Ride +2 [+5]; Sense Motive +0 [+5]; Spot +0 [+4]; Survival +1 [+6]

Languages: Common; Druidic; Cidal

Feats: Negotiator

Equipment: Leather Armor; Dagger; Quarterstaff; Sling; 20 Bullets; Riding Saddle; Bedroll; Blanket; Torch; Trail Rations [4 days]; Waterskin; Healer’s Kit
Money: 10 GP

Spells [3 / 2]: Cure Minor Wounds, Light, Mending; Entangle, Magic Stone


Strength: 8 [-1]
Dexterity: 16 [+3]
Constitution: 12 [+1]
Intelligence: 10 [+0]
Wisdom: 16 [+3]
Charisma: 12 [+1]


Senses: Listen +5, Spot +4
Initiative: +3
Speed: 20 ft

Fortitude Save: +5
Reflex Save: +5
Willpower Save: +7
Misc Save Modifiers: +2 save vs Fear

Total AC: 16 = 10 (base) +1 (size) +2 (leather) +3 (DEX)
Touch AC: 14
Flat-footed AC: 13
Misc AC Modifiers: none

Total Hit Points: 16
Current Hit Points: 9
Current Status: Healthy and Hale

Base Attack Bonus: +1

Melee Attack Option #1: Spear [+1 Attack; 1d6 damage; 20/x3 crit]

Melee Attack Option #2: Dagger [+1 Attack; 1d3 damage; 19-20/x2 crit]

Ranged Attack Option #1: Sling [+6 attack; 1d3 damage; 20/x2 crit; 20 bullets]

Alyannah has lived her entire life in the area surrounding Stone’s Hollow, her mother’s family immigrating from Kindwell nearly six generation early. (Her father, a Shadelin, is a recent addition to the community.) Her people are semi-nomadic sheep herders, ranging their flocks south of Stone’s Hollow from the Thrace River to just beyond Coria’s eastern borders.

When she came of age (nearly five years ago), a sigie woman, the kind-hearted Helena, took an interest in Aly. Helena was an herbalist from Stone’s Hollow, who regularly travelled the countryside, providing care to the simple hearted. The aging sigie was in need of an apprentice, and the humble Aly seemed to be the right fit. Aly was pleased to learn under the gentle Helena, and her parents were honoured that their daughter should be selected.

So, Aly has been journeying alongside Helena for the last four years. The older woman knows it is almost time to release her charge into the wider world.

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 19:31:35.
Edited on 2011-10-31 at 20:03:33 by Almerin

Topic: Monster Hunters Collective - Q/A
Subject: Character 1 - Traubon

Character 1
Character Name: Traubon Strakelheim
Player: Jozan1
Class & Level: Fighter / 3
Race: Khordalum
Alignment: NG
Size: Medium
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Height: 4'2
Weight: 178
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Red
Skin: light caramelish color (picture)

STR: 14 +2
DEX: 14 +2
CON: 14 +2
INT: 13 +1
WIS: 10 +0
CHA: 9 -1

HP: 32
AC: 16 (+4 armor, +2 dex)

FORT: +5
REFL: +3
WILL: +1

BAB: +1
Grapple: +4


Halberd: +6 Attack, 1d10+3, x3 Crit
Hand Axe: +5 Attack, 1d6+2, x3 Crit
Dagger: +5 Attack, 1d4+2, 19-20 Crit
Throwing Axe: +5, 1d6+2, 10 ft range increment, x2 Crit

(cc)Appraise (int) 2 Ranks, 1 Intelligence = +4
Climb (str) 1 Ranks, 2 Strength = +4
Craft: Stone-working (int) 6 Ranks, 1 Intelligence = +8
Handle Animal (cha)
Intimidate (cha) 2 Ranks, -1 Charisma = +1
Jump (str) 2 Ranks, 2 Strength = +4
Ride (dex)
Swim (str)


Chain shirt: +4 AB, +4 Max Dex, -2 ACP

Shield/Protective Item:
Protective Item:
Protective Item:

Other Possessions:

halberd, 12 Lbs
2 Throwing Axes, 2 Lbs each
1 Dagger, 1 Lb
Hand axe, 3 lbs
Chain shirt, 25 lbs
Artisans tools (Stone-working), 5 lbs
Water Skin, 4 lbs.
back pack, 2 lb
1 pt. flask, 1.5 lbs
Bed roll, 5 lbs
3 days ration, 3 lbs
1 oz vial, 1/10 lb
Gold Ornate Signet ring (empty gem setting)
Money: 5 GP

Carrying Capacity:

Light: 58<
Medium: 59-116
Heavy: 117-175
Current: 65.51

Weapon Focus: Halberd
Power Attack
Combat Expertise
Improved Trip

Racial Traits:

+2 Constitution, -2 Charisma.

Medium: As Medium creatures, dwarves have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.

Dwarf base land speed is 20 feet. However, dwarves can move at this speed even when wearing medium or heavy armor or when carrying a medium or heavy load (unlike other creatures, whose speed is reduced in such situations).

Dark vision: Dwarves can see in the dark up to 60 feet. Dark vision is black and white only, but it is otherwise like normal sight, and dwarves can function just fine with no light at all.

Stone-cunning: This ability grants a dwarf a +2 racial bonus on Search checks to notice unusual stonework, such as sliding walls, stonework traps, new construction (even when built to match the old), unsafe stone surfaces, shaky stone ceilings, and the like. Something that isn’t stone but that is disguised as stone also counts as unusual stonework. A dwarf who merely comes within 10 feet of unusual stonework can make a Search check as if he were actively searching, and a dwarf can use the Search skill to find stonework traps as a rogue can. A dwarf can also intuit depth, sensing his approximate depth underground as naturally as a
human can sense which way is up.

Weapon Familiarity: Dwarves may treat dwarven waraxes and dwarven urgroshes as martial weapons, rather than exotic weapons.

Stability: A dwarf gains a +4 bonus on ability checks made to resist being bull rushed or tripped when standing on the ground (but not when climbing, flying, riding, or otherwise not standing firmly on the ground).

+2 racial bonus on saving throws against poison.

+2 racial bonus on saving throws against spells and spell-like effects.

+1 racial bonus on attack rolls against orcs and goblinoids.

+4 dodge bonus to Armor Class against monsters of the giant type. Any time a creature loses its Dexterity bonus (if any) to Armor Class, such as when it’s caught flat-footed, it loses its dodge bonus, too.

+2 racial bonus on Appraise checks that are related to stone or metal items.

+2 racial bonus on Craft checks that are related to stone or metal.

Automatic Languages: Common and Dwarven. Bonus Languages: Giant, Gnome, Goblin, Orc, Terran, and Undercommon

Favored Class: Fighter. A multiclass dwarf’s fighter class does not count when determining whether he takes an experience point penalty for multiclassing

Class Traits:

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

A fighter is proficient with all simple and martial weapons and with all armor (heavy, medium, and light) and shields (including tower shields).
Bonus Feats

At 1st level, a fighter gets a bonus combat-oriented feat in addition to the feat that any 1st-level character gets and the bonus feat granted to a human character. The fighter gains an additional bonus feat at 2nd level and every two fighter levels thereafter (4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, and 20th). These bonus feats must be drawn from the feats noted as fighter bonus feats. A fighter must still meet all prerequisites for a bonus feat, including ability score and base attack bonus minimums.

These bonus feats are in addition to the feat that a character of any class gets from advancing levels. A fighter is not limited to the list of fighter bonus feats when choosing these feats.



Traubon Strakelheim, first son of Galvenal Strakelheim, who's father and forefathers carried on the Strakelheim name for generations upon generations. Revered through out the halls of his Khordulum home the Strakelheim name carries more than just the honor and worthiness of a great stonemason clan, but also it is the name of a long line of Stone lords. Warriors who find a connection with the earth that goes even furthere than any Khord could imagine. Powerful warriors defending the great halls and mines of the Khordulum empire, giving their lives to make sure the stones of the Khords before them will never be upturned by any evil enemy that dwells below. Such a fate had befallen Galvenal Strakelheim, defending a newly dug out mine from evils that were unearthed. The battle was so fierce, the mine had collapsed sealing in the beasts and Galvenal along with them. Now, the whole site is a memorial and grave site
for Traubons father. From that day on it was Traubon's rightful duty to take up the stone and become the next stonelord in the Strakelheim line. Traubon had much more training to accomplish before he could actually become a stonelord, and he had only the writings and scriptures that his father had left behind. He had passed before he could actually teach Traubon anything, and he would have to find his own totem gem and inspiration for his ancestral awakening himself. Every Stonelord before him has also had to choose and focus on one gem, a rock that would
become his icon and focus for his power.

First, he went through with the ceremony of receiving his fathers weapon and the role of being a stonelord, as the eldest son must take up his father's role. Every one of his ancestors had chosen gems and stones that are found in his home mountains, but Traubon wanted something different. He wanted to have something that could bring an end to the fighting and deaths that come with having to deal with some of the most treacherous beings below the mountains. Instead of going through with the ceremonies and parties that normally would happen with being enrolled in the training, he up and left. Trying to discover his true stone and what he would really want in life alone instead of having what a book and teacher would tell him in his opinion would
make him a much stronger warrior than any before him.
Traubon gathered what little possessions he owned at such a young age and left before anyone knew he was gone. Many thought he had abandoned the holds because he was grieving,
others thought him a coward not wanting to take on the responsibilities of a Stonelord.

But he did not care as he knew what he wanted. Gripping his halberd and dusty leathers, he gathered
his pack and headed down the road, not knowing where he was going. Eventually after days on the road he grouped up with a caravan heading south, and quickly heard word of a land called Coria. A place where man, elves, and Khords all were treated as equally as any nation would give. Man and woman alike both had a place in the world, and no place seemed better than to find what he would want in life. In his eyes every person no matter race or gender should be granted a chance, and he felt here is where he would find
his stone, and his calling.

Weeks later after many slow travels, he ended up in Stones Hollow in Coria, a town where his skills in stone craft easily landed him a job as a mason. Months had gone by and slowly he had gotten dragged down into a drawl of working and living, but also studying his ways as his ancestors before him had. Now, anything that could let him put his studying into practice would spark his interest, and little did the citizens around him know that deep within him a stone was glowing brighter and brighter every passing day, waiting to be released and prove to his late father he is ready to uphold his ancestral duties.

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 19:31:19.
Edited on 2012-01-31 at 17:39:30 by Almerin

Topic: Monster Hunters Collective - Q/A
Subject: Monster Hunters Collective - Q/A

This is the Q/A thread for the Monster Hunters Collective game.

Any questions during the game can be placed here, or PMed to me, if it concerns private matters. Otherwise, please stick to this board.

Players in this game:
- Jozan 1 - Traubon, Khordaldrum Fighter
- Ayrn - Alyannah, Cidal Druid
- Admiral - Glitch, Brathunspar Diviner
- Takley - Ta'nil, Sylvari Rogue
- Lady Dark - Arra, Kazari Fighter
- Hammer - Brokkrok, Khord Cleric of Therassor
- Raven - Laenathil, Sylvari Ranger
- Aleric Stevanson - Aleric, half-Syl Ranger

Group Cash:
57 GP
212 SP

- One pouch with gems worth 2500 GP
- One pouch with 4 silver coins and some coppers
- One magical holy symbol of Solanis
- A pair of silver bracers
- A gold necklace
- Evil journal of Sofia of Sedostra
- Magical cloak with abjuration aura

Monsters Defeated
Ghoul Cleric

-Reserve list-

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 19:30:48.
Edited on 2012-02-13 at 19:54:15 by Almerin

Topic: The Monster Hunters Collective - A 3.5 Audalis game looking for one more player
Subject: cool

We'll need another fighter, no doubt.

Vil, you're welcome to join. Since the second fighter has been picked by Loki, it seems your character will be a cleric.

I'm curious to see what you come up with.

Edit: The Q/A for this game has been created. Questions can be posted there.

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 19:27:44.
Edited on 2011-08-11 at 19:37:35 by Almerin

Topic: The Monster Hunters Collective - A 3.5 Audalis game looking for one more player
Subject: Just to keep things up to date

Current player list:

Jozan - Khord fighter
Ayrn - Cidal Druid
Admiral - ?
Takley - Rogue
Loki - Fighter
Vilyamar - Cleric?

Though there is room for one more, I'd be happy to just go with 5 players.

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 17:59:08.
Edited on 2011-08-11 at 19:38:09 by Almerin

Topic: The Monster Hunters Collective - A 3.5 Audalis game looking for one more player
Subject: Update on players

I've had a message from Chessic and Slenderninja, that due to several reasons they won't be able to join this game after all.

That means that we can welcome Loki to the game, and that we have one more spot to fill in.

Any takers?

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 07:15:30.

Topic: The Monster Hunters Collective - A 3.5 Audalis game looking for one more player
Subject: well

Audalis is low on magic in that sense that mages aren't all that common. Magical items are pretty rare and high level casters don't walk the earth as much as they do in other campaigns.

So, there is magic, but it works, like you said, with tides. Sometimes the force is strong, sometimes it's weaker. Darth would be pissed.

As for books, I do have the heroes of horror somewhere, though I can't remember what's in it exactly. Give me a proposition, and I'll consider it. I'm sure the concept you come up with will be awesome.

I haven't heard anything from Chessic or Slenderninja. I'm going to PM them to see if they still want in.

Posted on 2011-08-10 at 10:05:41.

Topic: The Monster Hunters Collective - A 3.5 Audalis game looking for one more player
Subject: cool image

We'll be starting in the village of Stone's Hollow, seen on the map of Coria.

I guess we'll have to see what happens from there. It is up to you (as a group) to decide if you want to stay in Stone's Hollow, as a base of operations, or maintain a traveling life. There is little doubt, however, that adventures will take you beyond the Stone's Hollow area.

Posted on 2011-08-09 at 16:11:45.

Topic: The Monster Hunters Collective - A 3.5 Audalis game looking for one more player
Subject: Coria... no D indeed... well, there are two Ds in deed actually

Jozan, you're absolutely right. Coria it is.

Takley, if you really want in then you are in. Like I said, the decision is yours, and if you think you're up to it, than I'd very much like to see how you fare.

On the length of posting, I don't keep any guidelines to the number of paragraphs or wordcount. What you should keep in mind is that we need a bit more than a single line reply. If your character only has a single line to say, include some 'fluff' about how your character is feeling at the moment, or drop some hint about what drives your character. Make it more interesting to read. That way, your character not only lives the adventure, but also evolves in them. They come alive for other players.

Ok, let's have a count, shall we? So far we have:
Jozan as a Khord Fighter
Ayrn as a Cidal Druid
Chessic as a rogue
Takley as a ranger (as Chessic already mentioned interest in a rogue?)
Admiral as a ?
Slenderninja as a ?

That gives us 6 players. That means that unless somebody cancels, we'll have to disappoint Loki for now. Is it ok to put you in a reserve slot?

I'm going to need some character sheets before we can begin. I'm in no real hurry, but I don't want to have all this recruitment to drag on too long. So, I'll expect sheets in by Saturday. How's that?

Posted on 2011-08-08 at 10:54:20.

Topic: The Monster Hunters Collective - A 3.5 Audalis game looking for one more player
Subject: That was fast

With the Inn being down (at least for me it has been), I'm surprised at the number of reactions already. Thanks guys!

Jozan: I briefly scanned the sheet you sent me. Trauborn looks good so far.

As to your question: at the moment of the start of the game, you all live in the village, and you are all considered commoners. It is up to you to decide how long you've been living in the village etc.

Admiral & Ayrn: I'd be happy to game with you guys again.

Takley: I don't like turning people down, but I've looked at your previous posts in other games, and I am a bit hesitative towards letting you join.
This game will require you to write more than a few quick lines of thought or action. I am going to put time into this, and I expect my players to do the same. If you are up to this, than you are welcome to join. If this is not for you, than I would like you to make that decision before the game starts. Otherwise I reserve the right to make that decision at a later moment myself.
For an example of play, check here: old Almerin game.

Let me know what you think.

Posted on 2011-08-07 at 19:31:17.
Edited on 2011-08-07 at 19:36:42 by Almerin

Topic: The Monster Hunters Collective - A 3.5 Audalis game looking for one more player
Subject: Questions and answers

Thanks for quick responses, guys.

Jozan, you're more than welcome in this game. Any idea what you want to play yet?

As to your questions: you don't roll HP, but take the max. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
And: I'm saying that you do make a full equipment list, but this equipment may not be fully at your disposal at the beginning of the game.

Chessic, a rogue is always a very handy assett of any team. You're absolutely welcome to join.

SlenderNinja, I never shy away from taking on 3.5 first timers. In fact, you'll learn that if you roleplay your character well, you won't need to know the rules that well either. Still, a copy of the book is indeed handy, since I will recuire you to 'level up' your characters yourselves. So, any idea what you want to play?

Posted on 2011-08-05 at 19:13:47.

Topic: The Monster Hunters Collective - A 3.5 Audalis game looking for one more player
Subject: The Monster Hunters Collective - A 3.5 Audalis game looking for players

Monster Hunters Collective

Hello everybody,

It’s time to try my hand once more at DMing a campaign in the world of Audalis.

Here’s the plan:

The players will be a group of monster hunters, who go through a series of short adventures or scenarios. Each scenario will involve a monstrous threat which must be annihilated. This doesn’t mean that in every adventure there will be a single monster, but the adventure is done once the main villainous monster has been defeated.
Example: a farmer is being bullied by an orc and his goblin subjects. The orc is the main villain, and must be slain.

Each scenario will be according to your level, and concluding a scenario will result in the group gaining a level. There will be no XP involved. A single adventure will mean all characters go up a single level.

We want game mechanics!!

Alright then:
- Rules. We’ll be playing D&D 3.5, using mostly the PHB, DMG and MM. Focus your attention on character personality and roleplaying qualities rather than the best skills or powers. If I don’t have access to a book you’re suggesting, what you’re suggesting will not be allowed. Just to make sure: the Book of Nine Swords is not on my shelves.
- Starting level will be 1. Your character will have no real experience what soever in fighting, magic or skills. Everything you know, you’ve learned from books or training. The first scenario will be your character’s first time to truly make use of anything they know.
- Races. You pick your race from the PHB, or from the list of Audalis races.
- Stats. Stats are 74 points divided over 6 abilities, with racial bonuses added later on.
- HP. HP are the total for your first level. If you roll a d4, it’s 4. Bonuses from Constitution scores are added to that total.
- Equipment. Make your character like any normal 1st level character, but for the first adventure, I reserve the right to scratch stuff from your list. Don’t worry, you’ll find the equipment you’ve chosen in that first adventure.
- Alignment. Your character must be good, or have a really good reason not to be. I have had my share of CN characters. Evil can be fun, but only if it is done in the right way. In my experience, not many people know what that way is. See if you can convince me.
-Background. The adventures and scenarios will take place in Cordia. You all come from the same town, and you will all know each other. In your description, state where you have learned your skills and tell us a little about how your character comes across.

In addition, the following is very important:
Posting frequency will be once a week. That means that once a week you’ll get a full update, but conversations might be held during the week.

All rolling of dice will be done by me. If you want to use a skill, tell me, and I’ll do the rolling for you. Battles will be rolled by me, and described to you in the updates. So, make sure that your intentions are clear.

I think we all require proper spelling and grammar for this to work well. Also, I need posts to consist of more then a few lines in updates, and I expect your characters to work towards keeping the game going. A post in which you state that your character is waiting and observing can be good once, but if it becomes a regular thing, you’re not helping the game-flow.

While Monster Hunting may sound like a hack and slash game, this will most likely be more than just that. Keep that in mind.

Yes, I know what I want, and I hope I haven’t scared everybody away. I just really need a group of dedicated players, who are willing to see their characters rise form ordinary peasants to heroes the bards sing of.

If you’re pressed for time: don’t sign up. If you’re easily distracted: don’t sign up.
But if you’re looking for character development, monsters and magic, and a share of fortune and fame: give me a call!

I’m looking for a group of 6 players max. Let’s see what we can get!

Posted on 2011-08-05 at 17:47:38.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: there then again

I posted.

Posted on 2011-08-05 at 15:36:09.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Let's get some flamethrowers and have ourselves a good ol' American BBQ. YEEHAH!

The words of the German spy slowly sank into Luke’s mind. This was all too bizarre to be true. But then again, they had almost been killed by a giant squid from hell. The thought of going into a laughing fit and giving into to insanity right there touched his unconscious for just a brief moment. It was resolutely annihilated by a more primal instinct to survive. Ever since he had touched European soil, a lot of rudimentary impulses had awoken from their socially suppressed state. The will to exist was driving him now, and he feared that he would never be able to return to suburbia, with its tea and biscuit ceremonial interactions, as the man he had been. It all seemed so utterly unimportant.

So, instead of dismissing Greta as a nutjob, he was willing to accept the fact that they were no longer facing German soldiers alone, but a possible army of monsters and wraiths as well.

His team expressed a similar desire to get on with the job, altered as it may be, and he was proud of them.

“Men, you are all tough as bricks. You do your country proud right now.”

He turned to Greta, and voice another question:

“Will destroying the items also close this portal you’re speaking of?”

After all questions were answered, he turned to the Sarge.

“We’ll be going for the library first. With a little luck we’ll find some more information on how to deal with these demons there as well.”

“Everybody, grab what ammo you can. Once we’re inside that castle I need you to be cautious with your grenades. We don’t want the walls caving in on us, alright! Keep your eyes open for any sign of flame-throwers. We’re going to need those.”

Posted on 2011-08-05 at 15:30:37.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: me too

I'm back as well, and have just read the last update.

Awesome mission! Sounds like a mix of D&D with Hellboy.

Posted on 2011-08-03 at 11:31:42.

Topic: Legends of Audalis Contest
Subject: heh

Funny how this contest thread is exactly topic ID #3000.

A landmark, I'd say.

Posted on 2011-07-05 at 17:35:59.

Topic: Loaded Dice #70 - Chapter Two Cover
Subject: cool

Cool art!

But... the guy with the mace has got two left hands.

Posted on 2011-07-05 at 17:34:46.


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