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[COURT OF SWORDS LIVE LIVE SHOW // E63 Q&A] One Hard Night in the City of Brass


(AdamKoebel) #72

If one assumes what they saw in the basement was indeed a Mara in the semi-corporeal flesh, then it is reasonable to assume that it’s a manifestation of the one that I’ve called The Bleak Doctor before. We haven’t really seen or discussed the taxonomies of the Mara before, but I suspect y’all have some ideas…

(profnesbitt) #73

Very interesting. Thanks. Oh yea tons of theories.

(Olf_Himself) #74

I’ve seen a lot of people speculate that The Doctor and the Necromancer King are the same person. Could anyone explain where that theory comes from cause I’ve not been able to make that connection.

(profnesbitt) #75

I believe Gallahan in the very last episode realized the evil he was doing and killed the npc that was causing the calamity and didn’t end up breaking his oath. I could be mistaken and what he decided to do at the end might not have any bearing on this world either way. It’s fun to theorycraft though. I’m very curious on how many Mara there are and if they each have a particular schtick like each arcana do.

(AdamKoebel) #76

Nah, the Necromancer King is, as stated upthread, a mortal soldier whose disillusionment and disappointment with life opened the doors to the mighty land of the mara.

(Olf_Himself) #77

Yeah that’s what I thought. Thanks for clarifying.

(Chrisploitation) #78

Daaaaaamn what an episode. Forgive will be one of those Rollplay-moments mentioned in the same breath as the hyperspace walk or Rune’s seance, just wow.

Can’t wait to see how the story unfolds. The City of Brass is still teetering on the edge and it will be interesting to see where the story goes from here.

Big ups to Aurelian, Scoots, JP, Adam, Gassy, Zeke and Dan!

(SomethingSylo) #79

I loved how Berg and Kali falling off the train track led to splitting up the characters, letting us see both the sides of The Immortals and The Tower. Nice work on turning a couple of failed saves into a great story.

(ClayProof) #80

Remember to remind Zeke that the multiclass table gives Kalimat a new skill proficiency and more importantly a musical instrument proficiency. @Ezekiel_III @AdamKoebel

(apepi) #81

I was wondering what people thought of suicide in this world? I imagine for people with fate that it is frowned upon? Unless it is ‘fated’.

Though an intense visualization I have in my head is people climbing the tower to its top and just jumping off…

(H0rrible) #82

What an incredible 8 hours, I don’t think that could have gone better. The group split, the Farang battle/magical dampening field, the confrontation with Kukrit/his subsequent demise, and of course Berg and “Azure Vortex II” (do we have her name yet?) being back together.

It’s an amazing a climax to Berg’s story, definitely seems to mark a change in his luck.

(DesmondDentresti) #83

That is heavy… But actually sounds plausible as a ceremony in some way. “The Tower promises change… Leap to embrace it.”

(thyL) #84

First of all, what a great show.
CoS is so fucking cool, setting, world, characters, factions, rolls. 10/10!

Since I’m a bit late to the thread I won’t go too much into detail on what I saw on the show, since most of it will already be in here, but I have to get a few things out:
Dan, that “Forgive!” command was absolutely brilliant, what a powerful moment it created!
The way the table reacted to that was amazing, imo, everyone in their own way.
And just the way it slowly dawned that Ramus would be let to Kukrit, what a devilish thing to happen to the party. There was so much going on, cool actions, failed checks, lots of great roleplaying, but what I think I liked most is that this vibrant, colorful, loud and boasting city that is the City of Brass is now oddly quiet, grey and dusty (in my mind, of course). The people are gone or hiding in fear and it’s a dramatic change that I like a lot.

On a side note, @itmeJP , I had this thought about why Desert and Water Tortles don’t like eachother when it was first mentioned a few episodes ago.
I was basically thinking that they were of one species, a long, long time ago. But they were split into two tribes, maybe salt and fresh water? Anyway, today (as in the time that Salihafa is alive) there’s just the myth remaining, of how the now Desert Tortles attacked and poisoned the now Water Tortles, almost wiping them out. The Desert folk however tell the tale that this attack was just and necessary, as it was a reaction to the Water Tortles using some extremely barbaric magic to dry up their waters, leaving them with nothing but sand and rocks and that the Water Tortles poisoned their own waters to keep the other tribe out. Maybe it was out of spite, as the Desert Tortles made a discovery that the others didn’t, maybe it was over personal affairs, who knows?
But when the lakes and rivers dried up and the one tribe was defeated by the other, they adjusted, adapted and evolved into the tougher Tortles that live on land, weather the worst winds that feel like abrasive papers on Salihafas kind’s skin, etc. The two kinds grew apart and there is nothing really written down from the time when all that happened, so all that remains are the myths, the blaming of both sides and the inherent aversion of one another.

(Joshkie1973) #85

@AdamKoebel @itmeJP @Ezekiel_III @DansGaming @GassyMexican Finished the Show awesome as always. Just wanted to say probably in my opinion the best episode of RollPlay ever, and that is saying a lot.

Adam though you might not always do things or interpret the rules as I would it is always intertaning.

Trying to now patiently wait for post shows and the next episode.

(apepi) #86

What tablets were used in the live show? Was That a Microsoft Surface? How do the work with moving a map on roll 20?

(klestiko) #87

@AdamKoebel Could Berg have called upon Agni when he was in chains in the dungeon? Like, to heat up his arm, melt through the chain, and perhaps even incinerate Kukrit?

Also, during the opening fight I thought I saw Ramus getting disillusioned with the Tower, thinking he might finally call upon Agni’s “blessing”.

(thyL) #88

YES! I had that same thought with Ramus ditching the Tower, but (if he doesn’t choose to do that in the future) it would also be cool to see him kind of as the ‘righteous’ Tower cleric. The one that understands how things work, should work and must work and why the Tower is needed.
IF he’s not exceptionally disappointed in the Arcana at all by now.

(Zectorman) #89


I hope Ramus sticks to the tower, and rights it somehow. I think the right move is to combine the strength of the immortals and the Tower but in the end if i had to chose i’d choose the Tower over the immortals

(KidCronos) #90

Just finished the live show VoD and what a show it was! Berg losing his bracing near the end made me gasp out loud.

(DriftedIsland84) #91

That ending was so satisfying. The culmination of 54 episodes of rivalry, the best use of a command spell I think I’ve ever seen, more Grigori. So good. Can’t wait to see how Berg and Azure interact.