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Chippy Hackee
Mortal
(10/6/03 1:44 pm)
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Resurrecting Cleric of Moradin from the Pool Cave.

My party's rogue went swimming in the pool in CRM 24 and found the remains of the Cleric of Moradin. They saved a bone and now plan to resurrect the fellow.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what he might be like, or what he would know? Has anyone made a map of what the mines looked like before the doomdreamers took Mount Stalagos from the dwarves?

arcane12
Memunite
(10/6/03 2:54 pm)
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Re: Resurrecting Cleric of Moradin from the Pool Cave.
I don't think the general layout has changed much, the CRM should be more or less the same. Of course what the dwarves used each area for will be quite different to what it is being used for now but appart from that it will be the same. (for instance the mineral seperation area in the Main Gate Complex) Also he may not know of the entire layout as it is quite big, but will probably know the secrets of the Temple. Wether he shares that info is a secondary thing, but that will come down to the party. However if the are talking about expending the resources to get him Resurrected (a raise dead won't do it) then I would say he would be pretty happy! :)

Cordo Crowfoot
Dynama
(10/6/03 11:38 pm)
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Re: Resurrecting Cleric of Moradin from the Pool Cave.
Just as an option, you could avoid answering this question by saying he doesn't want to come back and is perfectly happy in the halls of Moradin (I would think with a soul so long dead the chances of this are high). You should probably find some way to recompensate the players for their use of diamond dust, whether having the spell not use the diamond dust in the first place, by having the spirit guide the players to another well-hidden treasure cache (perhaps the one hidden just below the ledge which I don't think many groups would find), or giving them a quest - perhaps returning his body to his descendants who will give them a nice reward.

PJBlake
Mortal
(10/7/03 1:03 am)
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Re: Resurrecting Cleric of Moradin from the Pool Cave.
What about having this guy being the dwarf who hid Tulian's Eye? If the party haven't found it yet, he could lead them to it and help them recover it. That's what I'm going to use him for in my campaign, should the party ever find him and think to raise him.

As for the effects on the recovery of Tulian's Eye, I guess that very much depends on your campaign. In mine it's a major factor in bringing the usurped dwarven clans back to the CRM to help restock it.

There are a few good threads on Tulians Eye, and what to use it for, if you search the boards...

At the least it could be a diamond worth considerably more than the cost of a resurrection, to make the party's efforts financially worth their while, if you just want to give it to them as treasure...

Cheers
Blakey

I'd rather be defenestrating Chaos Mages.

Chippy Hackee
Mortal
(10/9/03 7:55 am)
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Re: Resurrecting Cleric of Moradin from the Pool Cave.

Linking Tulian's Eye into the plot at this point could make for a lot of fun! Thanks, Blakey. I'll ponder that...

Having him content in the halls of his God and refuse to come back was my first thought. I've pushed the idea on players that most people having died would not be resurrected, and maybe they ought to just roll up a new character--give the game some variety. But the Cleric would have strong motivation to return and seek revenge upon the doomdreamers. Since it's only been a hundred years, some of his friends who escaped slaughter would still be alive.

I'd really love to hand the players a map of the mines as they were when the Dwarves last worked there. Perhaps such a map had been saved by some of the Clerics old friends. That would be a lot of work, though. We won't be playing again for at least ten days, so there is some time.

Grushnak23
Mortal
(10/9/03 8:47 am)
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Re: Resurrecting Cleric of Moradin from the Pool Cave.
I would think that a dwarf would not be interested in giving a relic (or super valuable gem) of their people to a group of wandering adventurers. Unless of course some of the party is made up of dwarves, who are from the displaced clan(s).

It reminds me a lot of the Arkenstone from The Hobbit. The dwarves in town know about Tulian’s Eye, and they would want to recover it at all costs. Either by retaking the CRM and reestablishing their clan, or taking it with them to some other mountain home.

Chippy Hackee
Mortal
(10/17/03 12:57 pm)
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Re: Resurrecting Cleric of Moradin from the Pool Cave.

I agree with that, Grushnak. There are two dwarves in the party, but not of any relation to those from Stalagos. But the gem would give neighboring dwarves a reason to interact more with the party, even if they keep knowledge of the gem to themselves.

[quote="arcane12"]I don't think the general layout has changed much, the CRM should be more or less the same. [/quote]

After looking through the module a couple more times, I don't think that's true. It seems that there was no Inner or Outer Fane, thus no bridges to get there, and no bridge complexes. The area around the temples were probably much reworked by the temple forces.

However, the areas with the ore cart tracks, the two entrance gates, and some other areas would be mostly unchanged.

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