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A Pathfinder 1e game
In the world of Legends of Elohey

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To celebrate the 2020 birthdays of Hruthgar and Kummer_Wolfe, Elohey enters its obligatory Cowboy Episode
starting in the aftermath of a miserable
-- and out-of-place --
storm in Aquitaine.

 

Will there be herds of cattle?
Will there be farmers vs ranchers?
Will there be Clint Eastwood impressions?

 

You betcha!

 

Saddle up, Angel Eyes, we're going to

*Purgatory Gulch*

The Protagonists
Lee Chung
Human
-Level Monk 6
Jesse Devonshire
Human
6-Level Druid
Zhang Sephia
Harpy
6-Level Ranger
Bruthazmus
Nodin Bugbear
6-Level Ranger
Miro Teague
Hafling
6-Level Sorcerer

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Past Session

26th Sep 2020

Chapter 10: Find a Place to Die

A woman engages five strangers to save her spouse, but vanishingly little is as it seems!

 

Miss Melinda Naknirore gets to pontificating when she is nervous. And, boy oh boy! is she nervous!

  At the SNAFU Posse's instruction, she packs her Pisky Duffel Bag as swiftly as she is able. She keeps in mind that no one is likely to carry anything for her, and that her career in this region probably burned down with her shop. She can't bring the potbelly stove or the boiler. She might not even bother to pack the Device! Books, journals, records, and hard-to-replace components, that's it. Not even a change of clothes.  

The SNAFU Posse prepares to confront the sheep hooves they hear coming up the stairs from the Alfredo House upper floor.

 

If they can take this one out without raising an alarm, MAYBE they can go back down to the door which once opened onto a "north porch".

 

Maybe!

 

If!

 

Otherwise, Bruthazmus at minimum will die in this ranch house. He can't fit into the unfinished half of the attic. He can't break through the stone walls of Alfredo House without bringing tons of stone down on himself. The SNAFU Posse sounded to Miss Melinda like that was a tolerable risk -- perhaps they have faith in the ranger to get himself out alive against a rushing flock of demon-possessed sheep -- but on the other hand, few people of the lands near Sog's Lake would refuse to spend the life of one bugbear.

 

It's going to be a dangerous scene at the start of this session, either way!

 
 

Note from GM: If you have posted to the Elohey World Gazeteer forum on Discord as to what you and your NPC associate are doing *by the time I wake up on Sunday the 20th*, I will assign advantages to position and preparation accordingly. I've got a Rules Lawyer on call who probably knows some neat things I can pass to you!
Otherwise, I am equally happy to give a PC and their buddy the same "surprise" penalty as the Hell Woolie gets!

Also important to note: Ben pointed out that Dimitris's version of the 1e character sheet is not calculating your CMD correctly and possibly not your CMB. Chris and I asked Donald to apply his Rules Lawyer Powers to all of the character sheets and find out whether any of you deserve more than you're getting. If he does find anything, you'll get a direct message from Jennie and Chris about it!



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12th Sep 2020

The Relentless Five

Miss Chica Alston, wanting to rescue her spouse from the heart of trouble, says she knows how to slip into the root cellar below Alfredo House in order to get at the truth.   Scaevola Aemula, lurking in the doorway of the Oat Livery stable, says **SHE** knows how to do that too!   Who do you trust? What do you do?



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15th Aug 2020

Ruko Just Wanna Have Fun!

(see also: the article on the Elohey World Anvil about the language of the pisky settlements! )   Twenty-three rescued citizens of the Oatman Canyon area and five members of the SNAFU Posse (six, if Miss Zhang decides to rest her wings) ride south from the Agoseris Barn on a beer wagon pulled by

Dagnabbit
Character | Aug 1, 2020
  To the east, the sun peeks over the ridge of the Canyon.   To the north, an ash cloud grows at an unnatural rate.   Under the wheels, a steady rumble vibrates the grass.   The Posse compares notes about their plans for the rest of the day, and their current well-being.   The Nightmare Cow Level has not been completed yet!



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1st Aug 2020

Rawhide and Reasons

It's time to do something about those Hell Bovines!



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18th Jul 2020

True Grit

As the sun sets behind Oatman Canyon at the end of Grolm 8th, the Snafu Posse see a green pointy flash of light for just a couple of seconds. It could be a good omen from Rhea Lightgiver!   It could be an ominous portent as the plant-mutating villain prepares for another night of tyranny.   Either way, our heroes ride down the last sloping hill westward into Purgatory Gulch. Their purpose: to acquire supplies quickly. They send Wrong Way back to Yiara the Naiad of Arjory Pond, carrying citrus-laden supplies for the three stricken caravan members. They need to keep moving at an efficient pace if they are going to reach a promising location and set up a fiend-trap before midnight!



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6th Jun 2020

Crossfire Trail

The Snafu Posse goes to Tarntaise Farm around one thirty in the morning on Grolm 8th.



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23rd May 2020

The Shadow Riders

The sun set in Purgatory Gulch afore the Snafu Posse put their defensive plans into action. Sunset glimmers off the grass on the distant southern horizon, but darkness has set in here on the main street of town.   Three squads of Hell Bovine hunters move across the badlands, gaining and losing and gaining again the escape paths of 'Ranger' Horn. By now the foremost of them has passed the point where Ranger collapsed this morning. Instead of heading straight toward Ore Else, they have angled toward the main street of Purgatory Gulch.   Jesse, Lee, and Bruthazmus go on the shoot south of the Purgatory General Store and westward, hoping to intercept the scent trail.   Meanwhile, Scorpion settles down in the apartment above the General Store for a power nap while Miro and Chef rearrange Mayor Blaze's front balcony to their liking. Sephia finalizes her own arrangements for the Purgatory Schoolhouse while the recent customers of the saloon pack into the main school room -- Miss Roselli won't permit the adults into the subterranean chamber where the children sleep, not even those as may be parents to her students. Not unless enemies seem likely to bust through the closed shutters on the windows.   Dusty and Sundown drift past the back entrance to the schoolhouse's chambers. They pause in case Miss Sephia cares to have a word....



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23rd May 2020

The Shadow Riders preview

The sun set in Purgatory Gulch afore the Snafu Posse put their defensive plans into action. Sunset glimmers off the grass on the distant southern horizon, but darkness has set in here on the main street of town.   Three squads of Hell Bovine hunters move across the badlands, gaining and losing and gaining again the escape paths of 'Ranger' Horn. By now the foremost of them has passed the point where Ranger collapsed this morning. Instead of heading straight toward Ore Else, they have angled toward the main street of Purgatory Gulch.   Jesse, Lee, and Bruthazmus go on the shoot south of the Purgatory General Store and westward, hoping to intercept the scent trail.   Meanwhile, Scorpion settles down in the apartment above the General Store for a power nap while Miro and Chef rearrange Mayor Blaze's front balcony to their liking. Sephia finalizes her own arrangements for the Purgatory Schoolhouse while the recent customers of the saloon pack into the main school room -- Miss Roselli won't permit the adults into the subterranean chamber where the children sleep, not even those as may be parents to her students. Not unless enemies seem likely to bust through the closed shutters on the windows.   Dusty and Sundown drift past the back entrance to the schoolhouse's chambers. They pause in case Miss Sephia cares to have a word....


9th May 2020

A Stranger in Town (the SEQUEL)

It's late afternoon here in the dryest place on the Longgrass Plains. Seventh of Grolm. Year Five seventy-eight.   Bruthazmus and the SNAFU Guild have rescued the mail coach from not one, not two, but THREE herds of Hell Bovines on a coordinated stampede in the dead of the midday heat. Yes, indeedy, you beat the Secret Cow Level on Normal Mode! Why, I don't reckon that Nightmare Mode can be as terrible as legend claims....   You have got a number of possible enemies to consider, none of which have truly revealed themselves. Might want to come up with a list ahead of time as to what inquiries you will be makin' now that you are back in the heart of Purgatory Gulch.   Also who you are going to ask. Seein' as how the Purgatory General Store has got its blinds drawn and its door locked, and there's no signs of the Mayor being upstairs in his residence. . . .



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9th May 2020

A Stranger in Town

It's late afternoon here in the dryest place on the Longgrass Plains. Seventh of Grolm. Year Five seventy-eight.   Bruthazmus and the SNAFU Guild have rescued the mail coach from not one, not two, but THREE herds of Hell Bovines on a coordinated stampede in the dead of the midday heat. Yes, indeedy, you beat the Secret Cow Level on Normal Mode! Why, I don't reckon that Nightmare Mode can be as terrible as legend claims....   You have got a number of possible enemies to consider, none of which have truly revealed themselves. Might want to come up with a list ahead of time as to what inquiries you will be makin' now that you are back in the heart of Purgatory Gulch.   Also who you are going to ask. Seein' as how the Purgatory General Store has got its blinds drawn and its door locked, and there's no signs of the Mayor being upstairs in his residence. . . .


25th Apr 2020

Welcome to Purgatory

Gulch, that is.   It's midmorning here in the dryest place on the Longgrass Plains. Seventh of Grolm. Year Five seventy-eight.   The feller wielding the hayfork in the stable seemed amenable enough, if a bit reserved. Now that Jesse Devonshire and Miro Teague arranged for the wagons to be safely parked away, plus care for the animals hauling them, everyone splits up to investigate the town.   Reckon the rest of the residents in this backcountry town will be just as amenable to new visitors?



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11th Apr 2020

Receding Floodwaters

The rain poured down so hard, so fast, for so long that days and nights blurred together. Survival was all. Now that the storm has broken, a thought can be spared for more abstract issues:

  1. How long has it been?
  2. How much trouble are the people of Aquitaine going to face?
  3. What was the source of that merciless storm?
  4. Why would it not disperse nor move away for so long?
  5. Is that a busted-up merchant cart trudging across the sodden grass toward us?
  6. Is it being steered by a lone goblin child?
  7. ... did we just see that goblin child fall over dead???



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Lore & Supporting Cast

Supporting Cast
  • Chef
    BEST SMART LIZARD! Chef used to be "Cook Master of Black Skull Clan". Chef is now CHEF! Almost finished apprentice of Lee Chung!
  • Dacio Bicchieri
    Underfed, exhausted, terrified, clinging to life by the most tenuous hope for his family's survival, this goblin child traveled night and day through constant storms to get to Aquitaine
  • Darly Quince
    Minstrel member of the SNAFU Guild who wants nothing to do with points north of Aquitaine.
  • Jaeke Blaze
    Proprietor of the @Purgatory Gulch General Store(landmark), @Mayor(title) of @Purgatory Gulch(settlement), often fills his time industriously caring for the well and the buildings that form the heart of the community.
  • Caravanmaster Ruggiero Bicchieri
    Goblin leader of the @Bicchieri Caravan(organization), last seen preparing to buy his child time to get away
  • Spiro
    purple and red tiny dragon-looking critter from a different reality
  • Wrong Way
    Free clip art of a bee created by Marcy Patridge of Pixabay
  • Yathue Ilphendurl
    Priestess of Dkar Po who had mostly finished her Ten Year Wander, she was seeing Agesilao Tiraboschi home to Morodar. That did not work out.
  • Yiara
    Nature spirit, possibly a dryad, who has been living in the Oatman Canyon region since before it had that name
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Maps

Maps

  • Map of Purgatory Gulch Region

    Region in and around Purgatory Gulch

  • Map of Whippetal Ranch at Night

    Jesse Devonshire in tawny owl form did a fly-over at night of Whippetal Ranch, the ranch south of Oatman Canyon. The SNAFU Posse makes their plans based on what Jesse reports back:  

    Jesse Devonshire:
    • By default, no Layers are visible when the map first loads. You can turn on and off some or all Layers of symbols via the hamburger icon in the upper right corner.
    • You did a flyover of the big ranch south of the Oatman Canyon perimeter. It was about an hour after midnight on Grolm 9th. I have combined information for low-light vision and thermal vision.
    • The "barns and barracks" layer will give you information about the potentially hellbeast-related buildings over which you flew.
    • The "other buildings" layer will give you a small amount of information about buildings too small or too inappropriately shaped for Hell Bovine purposes.
    • The "geographical features" and "water" layers help you orient yourself as you fly around.
    • You spotted some "clues" as well!

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