I should mention that the other permanent fixture in Center that I alluded to before was, of course, the crypts -- some remnant of the city before the Dark Time, presumably when there were enough citizens to make use of such things. I had not expected to find much of interest there, in truth. After all, regardless of what had been, Center was no longer worthy of even a dot on the map, and I'd heard so far no rumors or reports of troubles with the undead in the area. I was mistaken. Someone -- multiple someones, I suspect -- in the past grew weary of the animated nuisances and, rather than seeking to ward every nook and cranny from those responsible, put up instead the Threshold in a doorway. To the unliving, it is a barrier that not only is impermeable, but strikes down the strings of those who touch it. To everyone else, it acts as a curtain you might scarcely notice as you pass through, magic brushing your skin. It was exactly the sort of thing I had set out to see for myself -- a work divine and arcane in nature, a mixed magical working that was in no small part necromancy, serving to guard from those with evil intent. It gave me purpose; it did not grant me companionship.
Thank you for your submission. This application is under review. I hope to get back to you in 24hours or so.
Thanks for waiting.
We like the direction that Neema is going for with regards to pathing toward Palemaster. However, I cannot approve her at this time for progression. I will need to see either updating of her CDT over the next two weeks, have some GM testimony that covers her development in the recent weeks/months or logs provided to the effect of the same.
If those are available we can move forward with guidance for whatever GM you select. Depending on the support offered for her development, we’ll recommend 5-7 CDQs and we would like to see her PM levels begin at 16 and progress to level 20.
If you have any questions, feel free to post them here. Let us know what direction you would like to take for the more recent development of Neema and we’ll move forward from there.
Thanks for your patience, Acacea.
I've read through the submission change. Shifting away from PM and going with US does make the requirements far easier to work with. Reading through your thoughts on the matter and Neema's take on her path forward, I can see how the shift of PrC makes sense. Is Neema qualified (if approved) to take her next level as US? Additionally, what is her current level split?
I would like to see an update of the CDT, perhaps an entry or two, to meet the qualifications for resubmission, if possible. If there is any reason that this can not be done, let me know and we can make some alternate arrangements. The CDT, up to the point where she was submitted for PM and her subsequent hold up in progress due to the lack of things, was well maintained and would have more than qualified. If it could be updated with one or two entries, I would be happy to call it a wash and give the approval for US (assuming she does meet the mechanical requirments for the class).
All good, it's not why she was stuck in Spellgard, or at least only tangentially in that if she was going to have a lot of CDQs I wanted one before she left to get her back on the path. Plus I'd thought she might pick up on some plague stuff in Spellgard while that was going on
With the BAB requirement and that she has 5 sorc levels, I think the earliest she could take US is 10th level. I thought she was level 8 for some reason, but she's actually still 7! So, mechanical progress-wise, she'd be expanding her cleric levels (given that she can't do much with sorc right now, it makes sense anyway); her current goal is learning to soundlessly cast spells, which she will be able to do at level 9, so US would sort of be the next step in that journey, having had to spend such time only turning and praying. She's got some time !
Her CDT being well maintained is also something of an illusion, as after its restructuring it's been dominated by her original submission I haven't even caught up to where it was before I started over (after Lola's CDQ, I think). Anticipating a CDT update request, I pulled several WIP entries to show development snips from, but as I looked them over they were more focus on character development (well duh I suppose) than class training, which is sort of passed over with things like "after my time in the x crypts" or summed up in being guided to different places. Part of that is the nature of the journal, another that these were just snips based on quick notes I took after RP sessions (and so leave out more magicky observation things), and the other is that having intended to work on PM long-term, I just wanted to start the CDQ chain asap to begin said development... which would in turn give more to write about!
I don't have that list from here, but when I do I will revisit to add more class-relevant observations in it. Otherwise, it'll a long way to CDT update land, 'cause I think she's got... I don't know, at least 5 more entries to even hit Spellgard, hehe. We'll see what comes first, I guess. Barring quests, it'll likely be awhile before she gets 2 levels though, so it's not like she was ready yesterday.