MadCast: Munsa

Chapter One Group Goal

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During each chapter, each player will have the ability to contribute resources to progress the completion of a goal.  As the campaign proceeds, I hope to give the playerbase greater input on what the chapter goal is, but our initial goal will be straightforward:  Where do you rebuild your base of operations?

Trithemius has identified three potential sites for a new headquarters, all damaged in the earthquake and available for purchase.  Whichever site you choose will bring with it rewards and bonuses once the project is complete, with the options for further upgrades which we will negotiate further on.  The three options are as follows:

A Ruined Bailey: Located close to the north wall of Mado Curas, this bailey was privately owned and maintained by a mercantile aristocrat as housing for his familial regiment, a long-stranding company of minor note in the Imperial Histories.  The company disbanded after losing a number of senior officers in the earthquake, and the aristocrat now seeks to sell the remains before the new city government comes demanding he fix it or turn over the deed.  While in need of attention from the masons, both the barracks and forge remain untouched, only the wall requires serious repair.

The bailey, once purchased and repaired, will give ALL players free Modest living standards, grant access to a forge, function as a keep for any future campaign purposes, and give all players a free inspiration at the start of each session that may ONLY be used to grant advantage on initiative rolls, to reflect the benefit of having a private training yard for drilling.

The Luckiest Tavern In The World:  This high end tavern had the unfortunate luck of being right on the edge of the chasm that split the city, but the stubborn tenacity of dwarven masonry persists.  Half of the foundation sticks out over the chasm, yet the structure itself remains intact.  It was fully looted during the days of chaos after the event, and despite being structurally sound appears as if it is poised to slide into the chasm.  Restored and with some cosmetic shoring of the cliff face, it would be a bespoke headquarters with a fully stocked private bar and kitchen that could also function as an alchemical lab, rooms for entertaining clients, and quality personal quarters.

Once completed, this option would give all players Comfortable living standards for free, function as a high end establishment for any campaign purposes, and give players a +2 circumstance bonus for any skill checks that involve the headquarters (+2 to a Diplomacy check with someone you are entertaining, for example).

Group Creation:  If the players wish, I would be happy to incorporate an appropriate player created headquarters.  We can use this thread to discuss this potential option.

No matter what option is chosen, the collective goal for this first group challenge will be 8,000 gold.  I will track this amount in this thread, and donations can be given at the start of each session to avoid any confusion in the bookkeeping.
13,500/13,500 - COMPLETE!

Edited by MadCast: Kitty Stark
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I like the concept of the Ruined Bailey for the forge, and the free inspiration for initiative.

 

But perhaps we should look into coming up with our own concept? If we could get every one of the 15 current members of Interlopers Inc. to donate even 750g (Of course, more is better!), we could easily have more than the 8grand minimum needed here and can make something better!

We should figure out what, if anything anybody needs to be able to do any secondary skills they have. Like, for me, the forge and/or an arcane workshop style thing would be great, as it would allow Drake a place to tinker with the crazy contraptions he deals with.

Anything else anyone would need? If we cna get a list together, we can go to the main man and see how much it would cost us overall.

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For the past two months, Hubert the IV has experienced a reoccurring dream. Somewhere to the north- or was it west? Directions are always challenging outside the flow of time- somewhere nearby lies a ruin of a once ornate castle. As Hubert approaches the castle, the ghost of a strange old Vedalkan appears to greet him. The Vedalkan introduces himself as Algar, a long-dead artificer and warlock who tied part of his soul to the castle. He shows Hubert the castle as it once was, with vaulted ceilings, beautiful stained glass windows, and a laboratory where he conducted all of his magical research in service of his patron. Algar is vague about who his patron was and what research he was doing, but he assures Hubert that he has been waiting all these years for a special someone- someone like Hubert the IV. He entreats Hubert to find the castle and restore it, with promises that  he will not be disappointed by what he finds within. 

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Proposing we go find this castle and fix it up. The castle is unpredictable and full of secrets, though not usually unfriendly. Over time we may discover secret rooms, experimental objects or creatures, notes, and other mysteries. On the flip side, the castle acts as a wild magic zone, and its effects on us are unpredictable until we fully restore it and unlock all of its secrets.

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Legoless would much prefer the higher-quality comforts made available from a fancier home/BoO, though he doesn't fancy the thought of an apparently doomed tavern at the edge of the deep crevice. Any place with a top-tier kitchen setup would also draw his fancy, but anything is better than the current tent city we are all occupying. Therefore he is impatient to settle somewhere that wouldn't require as much repair efforts prior to being livable.

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Red brings up an interesting idea, finding a place in a different location.

If it pleases and sparkles with the team, we could finish the chapter in this region, and you guys could take your stack and go found a new HQ in a new region of the empire that is, as yet, a blank space in our collective heads. 

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It is an interesting idea, for sure. The question is whether or not Hubert shared his dream with the rest of the organization. With the information he gleaned, especially if he can give a decent recounting of the architecture, the history buffs around may be able to pick up more information to help on our search with that.

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19 hours ago, MadCast: JigglesTheFett said:

It is an interesting idea, for sure. The question is whether or not Hubert shared his dream with the rest of the organization. With the information he gleaned, especially if he can give a decent recounting of the architecture, the history buffs around may be able to pick up more information to help on our search with that.

Well, I'm sure once Hubert returns from his little misadventure, he will be eager to tell people about his dreams. XD

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Sol doesn't have more than 1300gp.... He will donate 800gp at this time with a view to providing more as more details get decided in the future and as he hopefully earns more from future sessions. 

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I'll donate 1650 GP to the fund and make sure it is done in front of a certain pointy eared being of rotund nature. 
As well, I request several badger traps all around the badger sized flap.

Edited by MadCast: majorhoward

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We are sitting at our initial goal of 8,000 gold. However, circumstances has changed. We will be getting an expensive base of our headquarters for free, with the additional money we bring together through this going towards building specific rooms with specific purposes. There is another thread for people to discuss what they want from the rooms available, but we could still use more money for the rooms, as they do get quite expensive. Remember, we have a little bit of time (and most likely several sessions) before the HQ concept is finalized, so there should be time to make and donate some more cash!

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