Star Chart

For clarity, “blocked” means the question is related to the staff fragment and Syama failed to even manage to ask the question. “Unclear” means the question was asked, but the star chart effectively said “maybe yes, maybe no”.

Stuff we haven’t asked yet

  1. Is it likely, if we ignore it and things go well for them, to escalate substantially within a month? -
  2. Is it the case that there is a Drow force here posing a substantial threat to the local surface people? -
  3. Are the Drow attempting to gain a foothold on the surface in this area? -

The morning after we failed to catch them (9/15/16)

  1. Has the Drow party we just fought gotten back to the Drow Hatch? – y
  2. Are we significantly more likely to succeed at going on a slave rescue mission this morning, by going slowly and carefully than by charging in with spells blazing? – y
  3. Are there likely to be few to no guards around near the entrance? – y
  4. Are essentially all the slaves kept more or less in the same place? – n
  5. Are there 3 or fewer general locations where slaves are likely to be, in the morning? – n
  6. Are we likely to be able to find all or nearly all of the surface slaves were looking for, with a reasonable amount of time and battle today? – y
  7. If we can’t take the huge group, but take a smaller group instead, does that still hurt our chances of getting the rest? – n
  8. Would rescuing slaves now decrease significantly our chances of stopping the Drow? – n
  9. Are there a lot of passageways in there that we’ll need to map or eliminate? – y
  10. Are there non-magical, non people-shooting-us traps? – y
  11. Do they have sentry-points where it’s really hard to get at people who can shoot at us, before we get to the slaves? – y
  12. Once we encounter Drow in there (such that they are aware of us), will it be likely that moving quickly will mean we have less, or less dangerous battle to fight? – y
  13. Can all the slaves, plus all the party and associates, fit in the mansion? – y
  14. We plan to go in this morning, carefully and stealthily, searching for the various places where surface slaves are kept, and then release them, lead them to the surface, hide tracks as much as possible, move as quickly as possible, and hide everyone in a hidden mansion not next to any tracks overnight, before continuing to the Elven village. Is this plan Dumb? – n

The morning after the Drow party GotAway (9/15/16)

  1. Has the Drow party we just fought gotten back to the Drow Hatch? – n
  2. Are they west of the dotted line? – y
  3. Are they within an hour’s walk (at our normal speed), or within, the area designated ‘1’? – n
  4. 2? – n
  5. 3? – n
  6. Are they within 3 hour’s walk of the dotted line? – n
  7. Are they within an hour’s walk (at our normal speed), or within, the area designated ‘4’? – n
  8. Are they within 3 hours of the second dotted line? – y
  9. How about 6? – n
  10. 5? -
  11. Are they north of 6? -
  12. Given this plan, is it likely that if we find them, go away, prep, and attack, they will be tactically prepared? – n
  13. Are they likely to have Getaway cast? – n
  14. How about 7? – y

Having found the Drow cave (9/8/16)

  1. Going in prepared, with the intention of 1) freeing slaves, 2) capturing a Drow to interrogate, and 3) killing extra Drow, is this Dumb? – n
  2. Would we be in significantly less danger if Victor summoned an earth-gliding scout for us first? – n
  3. Is there significant danger to us, in this plan? – n
  4. Will rescuing the slaves now likely make stopping the drow much more difficult later? – n
  5. Is our plan likely to fail on at least one count? – y
  6. Are we likely to fail to rescue all the slaves? – y
  7. Are we likely to fail to capture a living Drow? – unclear
  8. Would we be significantly more likely to succeed at freeing some of the slaves – y
  9. Are there more slaves than Victor and Gilly can teleport out? – y
  10. If we rescued slaves on foot, would we likely be able to protect them from the Drow all the way to the village (low likelihood of deaths, and not many injuries)? – unclear
  11. Is there a Drow army close enough to interfere with our rescue plan? – y
  12. Would rescuing some slaves now, make it significantly harder to rescue the rest of the slaves later? – y
  13. Would rescuing some slaves now, endanger the slaves we didn’t rescue? – n
  14. Would rescuing some slaves now, decrease our chances significantly, of rescuing others while stopping the Drow? – y

In the second Elven village (9/8/16)

  1. Is the Drow’s access in the northeast of the two areas we suspect? – n
  2. Is it in the southwest one? – y
  3. Are the slaves we want to rescue near or on the surface? – y
  4. Are the Drow likely to notice us if we are clouds, above the trees, and our scouts are invisible? – n
  5. Do they have any traps which could incapacitate a cloud-form scout before the scout could message for help, if the scout were keeping some distance away from noticeably interesting things? – n
  6. Do they have ways to notice intruders above ground, other than sentries? – n
  7. If we run into a Drow scouting party, would that immediately endanger our lives? – n
  8. Do they have reinforcements ready to back up scouting parties at a moments notice (within whatever range they could do it)? – n
  9. Do they have anyone within easy calling ‘distance’ who would be a significant threat to us? – y
  10. Are they trying to remain hidden? – y
  11. Are they looking for something other than slaves, in the short-term, on the surface? – n
  12. Are they fleeing an underground threat? – y
  13. Do they have aboveground accomplices? – n
  14. Are they, as a rule, uncomfortable acting in the daytime? – y

In the Elven village (9/1/16)

  1. Is there a Drow surface access point in the Northwest quadrant from this village, which is related to these Drow signs worrying the Elves? – y
  2. Is it within 2 days walk of the village? – n
  3. 3 days? – n
  4. 5 days? – y
  5. Is it within the NNW section of the quadrant? -
  6. Is it within the southernmost quarter of the quadrent? – y
  7. Is it within 4 days of the village? – y
  8. Is it hidden from the air? – y
  9. Are there more missing people from nearer to the access point, who are known to be missing by people in the area that we could talk to? – y
  10. Is this threat likely to escalate beyond the local area if we ignore it and things go well for the Drow? – not in the short term
  11. Are they planning to stay on the surface long-term, rather than doing a particular mission and then retreating? – y
  12. Are they trying to capture surface slaves in large numbers? – n
  13. Do they intend to bring an army to the surface? – y
  14. Is it an army primarily of Drow? – y

Next day (7/21/16)

  1. Is Roberta enslaved near the vicinity Thomas was aware of her adventuring in recently? – n
  2. Is the city she’s in underground? – y
  3. Is she enslaved by drow? – y
  4. Is the city she’s in under the ground to our north? – y
  5. Is she ever sent out of the city? – n
  6. Is her adventuring party with her? – sort of
  7. Is there a useful quantity of gizdium in more than one abandoned mine in the Ironroot mountains? – y
  8. The easiest one (easy to find the mine, to find gizdium in the mine and to stay safe while doing it), is it in one of these 4 areas (that I discussed with Thomas)? – y
  9. These two? – n
  10. This one? – y
  11. Is it one of the largest abandoned mines in this area? – n
  12. One of the smallest? – n
  13. Is the entrance to it easy to see from the air? – y
  14. Is the entrance at high altitude? – y

After killing Aramus’ enemies (7/21/16)

  1. If we let it be known in Kirkata that these guys tried to collect and are now dead, is it likely that someone else will hunt down Aramus for the bounty if it remains the same? – n
  2. Is the bounty likely to be raised if the people offering the bounty know that the first party failed? – unclear
  3. Is there anyone likely to try to bring this party back to life? – y
  4. Is there anyone likely to True Res them? – n
  5. Did they give anyone information about the abilities of the party Aramus was with? – y
  6. Is anyone likely to hunt down Aramus within the next week? – n
  7. Is Roberta Fairchild in any immediate danger (couple of days)? – n
  8. Is she enslaved lawfully by the laws of the place where she is and the place where she was enslaved? – y
  9. Do these laws have provision for buying and freeing slaves? – n
  10. Is she in the Hegemony? – n
  11. On (or under) this continent? – y
  12. In a major city? – y
  13. Is she in trouble alone, as opposed to with a group she trusts and is loyal to? – n
  14. Is she enslaved by people, aboveground? – n

The next day (6/30/16)

  1. Are Aramus’s enemies likely to scry us today? – yes
  2. In the 7th or 8th hours after this chart? – no
  3. The 9th or 10th hours? – unclear
  4. The 11th or 12th hours? – unclear
  5. Are likely to scry us outside their normal scrying hours? – no
  6. Are they likely to come protected by Resistance to Energy, when they come? – no
  7. Spell Immunity? – no
  8. Are they likely to have a Protection from Energy against fire? – yes
  9. Are they likely to have other Protection from Energies? – no
  10. Are any of them likely to have True Seeing? – no
  11. Are any of them likely to be able to See Invisibility? – yes
  12. Is Roberta Fairchild enslaved? – yes
  13. Imprisoned? – no
  14. Would she want Thomas to find her, if she understood his current capabilities and friends? – unclear

The next day (6/30/16)

  1. Are Aramus’s enemies likely to divine us today? – no
  2. Tomorrow? – unclear
  3. Do they have particular times of day when they’re more likely to scry, in general? – yes
  4. Are they likely to scry in the first 2 hours of our day? – no
  5. The 3rd and 4th hours? – no
  6. The 5th and 6th hours? – no
  7. 7th and 8th? – yes
  8. Do they have multiple usual scrying times? – no
  9. How about the 9th and 10 hours, just to be safe? – yes
  10. 11th and 12th? – yes
  11. 13th and 14th? – no
  12. Is there any useful info about Dlerner in Atur? – no
  13. In the University? – yes
  14. Are Aramus’s enemies likely to come protected by a Protection from Energy spell? – yes

Trying to set up a battle we can win again Aramus’s enemies (6/30/16)

  1. Here is our plan. If the diviner fails the False Future save, is this plan Dumb? – no
  2. Does this plan have a significant chance of working if the save is failed, if we carry it out when the diviner is going to divine? – yes
  3. Is the diviner likely to divine in the first 2 hours of the day today? – no
  4. In the 3rd or 4th hours? – no
  5. Are they likely to divine today? – no
  6. Tomorrow? – no
  7. This week? – yes
  8. The day after tomorrow? – unclear
  9. Is Klagdi Tramurat a part of Rune Magic that Dlerner created? – no
  10. A part he was particularly good at? – yes
  11. Is there any useful information we could find by researching Dlerner which we wouldn’t find searching for Rune Magic, on this continent? – yes
  12. Is Klagdi Tramurat analogous to a ‘component’ (V/S/M) of modern magic (ie a necessary object, action, chant, song or the like)? – no
  13. Helping Andy, does it involve a spell we generally have? – unclear
  14. Is there gizdium in the Ironroot Mountains in the control of an active mining operation? – no

The day after the Sky Dragon dies (6/23/16)

  1. If Mimo becomes the Guardian, will she be able to handle it (emotionally as well as surviving)? – probably
  2. Is the gold dragon intended to be the next guardian? – no
  3. Would the gold dragon be a significantly better guardian than Mimo, once the magic had its effect on either of them? – no
  4. Would Mimo be happy as a guardian? – yes
  5. Can the magic use two of them at once? – no
  6. Is there a way to uninstall a guardian other than killing them? – blocked
  7. Will our job be complete when the new guardian is installed? – yes
  8. If we stay here and don’t seek battle, are we likely to get into dangerous to us combat within the next 2 hours? – no
  9. Today? – no
  10. If we planeshift out, teleport to go shopping, planeshift back, and teleport to get back here, with a number of people Victor can transport, is that likely to work? – yes
  11. Is Mimo likely to be less angry if she is Good? – yes
  12. Does Mimo truly want to be Good? – yes
  13. Does the Magic University shopping district have everything we need to fetch today in stock? – yes
  14. Does the Atur shopping district? – no

The day after the big combat (6/16/16)

  1. If we stay here and don’t seek out combat, are we likely to get into dangerous to us combat today? – unclear
  2. Is it likely that a new guardian for this place will arrive today? – y
  3. Are those mages likely to trouble us in the future if we do not seek them out? – n
  4. Is there anyone planning to attack this place today? – n
  5. Is there anyone planning to kill this dragon today? – blocked (normal)
  6. Will our job be complete when the new guardian arrives? – not quite
  7. Will the new guardian be sufficiently able to defend this place after we go? – y
  8. Will it be clear to us that the new guardian is legit? – blocked
  9. Will the dragon have true and correct knowledge that the new guardian is legit? – n
  10. Is figuring out whether a creature is the new guardian part of our job? – n
  11. Is there a creature planning to claim guardianship of this place today, who is not the legit new guardian? – n
  12. When the dragon is relieved of this duty, does he get to leave, alive? – n
  13. Does our job include aiding this dragon in a duel against the new guardian? – n
  14. Do we have a part to play in handing over the guardianship? – not really

The day of the presumed big combat (5/26/16)

  1. If we stay here and don’t seek combat, are we likely to get into dangerous-to-us combat in the first 2 hours of our day? – n
  2. Second two? – blocked
  3. Third? – n
  4. Fourth? – n
  5. Fifth? – n
  6. Sixth? – n
  7. Seventh? -n
  8. Eighth? – n
  9. Ninth? – n
  10. Tenth? – n
  11. Eleventh? – n
  12. Twelfth? – blocked
  13. Are we likely to be hit with a lot of acid damage? – n
  14. Cold? – n

The next day and the next (5/19/16)

  1. devote all resources to getting a time estimate
    get: first 12 hours of second day

The next day (5/19/16)

  1. Do the minions now believe they’ll be attacking at a time of day
    such that it will be in the first 2 hours after we start our day? -
    unclear
  2. Do the minions have DR not bypassed by most of our fighters? – n
  3. Do the minions expect their opponents to take a lot of fire damage? – n
  4. Cold? – n
  5. Electricity? – n
  6. Acid? – n
  7. Do they have the ability to confuse their opponents? – not much
  8. Do they expect their opponents to get incapacitated by fear? – n
  9. Do they expect to have information about the time of the attack
    before the day they attack? – n
  10. Do they expect a sky dragon? – n
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The next day (5/19/16)

  1. Does the group we expect have significant arcane magic? – blocked
  2. Divine magic? – blocked
  3. Is the tough DR bypassed by Lawful? – blocked
  4. Will the minions likely have SR? – n (not resisted)
  5. Will the bosses have really high SR? – blocked
  6. Will the bosses likely attack with spells or spell-like abilities? – blocked
  7. Are the minions expecting to follow the bosses into combat? – y
  8. Are they expecting to attack on the first of the days when I think
    they might? – n
  9. Are they expecting to attack on the second day? – y
  10. Are they expecting to attack at a time of day such that it will be
    in the first 2 hours after we start our day? – unclear
  11. Are the minions likely to attack with spells or spell-like abilities? – y
  12. Are the minions expecting the bosses to also attack with spells or
    spell-like abilities? – y
  13. Are they expecting some creatures on their team to have powerful
    physical attacks? – y
  14. Are they expecting to face a sky dragon and an adventuring party? – n

The next day (5/19/16)

  1. Is the successor likely to arrive within 4 days? – y
  2. 3 days? – unclear
  3. Does the attacking group include the Dhampir who ran away, or a
    similar one? – n
  4. Does it include beings who do negative energy attacks? – y
  5. Are they likely to be protected against fire? – unclear
  6. Are there likely to be incorporeal creatures among them? – y
  7. Are there likely to be creatures with a substantial attack that
    would be dealt with by Thomas’s Countersong? – y
  8. Are they likely to approach in a way such that we’re likely to have
    at least several rounds of warning, if our lookout is the same as it
    has been? – n
  9. Are they likely to approach invisibly? – y
  10. Are they likely to be able to see invisibility? – y
  11. Are there likely to be minions who cannot detect invisible people? – y
  12. Are there likely to be corporeal creatures who have DR that many of
    our fighters do not ignore? – y
  13. Is it bypassed by Good? – n
  14. Is it bypassed by cold iron? – n

After the dhampir fight (5/19/16)

  1. Is our task likely to be complete today? – PN block
  2. Is there a powerful being or group that believes (or is likely soon
    to believe) that they know the location of The Protection on the
    Astral Plane, and intends (or is likely to soon intend) to attempt to
    secure or use it, expecting to arrive in its rough vicinity today? – n
  3. Is there a powerful being or group that believes (or is likely to
    soon believe) that it knows of the location, of the great wyrm sky
    dragon <guardian>, or will soon know, and intends (or is
    likely to soon intend to) attempt to kill him today? – n
  4. Are either of these things likely to happen tomorrow? – n
  5. Are either of these things likely to happen before the dragon’s
    successor arrives? – y
  6. Is the dragon’s successor likely to arrive within a week? – y
  7. Within 3 days? – n
  8. Are these things likely to happen 2 days from today? – n
  9. On the same day the successor arrives? – y
  10. The being or group likely to arrive with violence in mind, are they
    likely to be outsiders? – n
  11. Draconic? – n
  12. Primarily Chaotic? – n
  13. Undead or undead-related? – y
  14. Are they likely to be very similar to this latest encounter we had? – n

The day after that (5/5/16)

  1. Is there anything more that we could do which would help the transfer of guardianship happen sooner and/or more safely?- n (resisted)
  2. The being or group I expect to attack us: does it include only one being of immense scary personal power amongst its members? – blocked
  3. Is the group largely chaotic in nature? – n (not resisted)
  4. Is the most powerful being in the set I expect to attack us: is it chaotic in nature? – blocked
  5. The most powerful being I expect to attack us: is it evil in nature? – blocked
  6. Does it cast powerful spells, or spell-like abilities? – blocked
  7. Is it likely to attack within 2 hours? – blocked
  8. Is this location likely to be attacked in 2-4 hours? – blocked
  9. In 4-6 hours? – n (resisted)
  10. 6-8? – n (resisted)
  11. 8-10? – n (resisted)
  12. 10-12? – blocked
  13. 12-14? – n (resisted)
  14. 14-16? – blocked

The day after killing the Iathavos (5/5/16)

  1. Is there a powerful being or group that believes (or is likely soon to believe) that they know the location of The Protection on the Astral Plane, and intends (or is likely to soon intend) to attempt to secure or use it, expecting to arrive in its rough vicinity today? – n
  2. Is there a powerful being or group that believes (or is likely to soon believe) that it knows of the location, of the great wyrm sky dragon <guardian>, or will soon know, and intends (or is likely to soon intend to) attempt to kill him today? – blocked
  3. Are either of these things likely to happen tomorrow? – blocked
  4. Does our task on this plane require guarding the dragon until his successor arrives? – y
  5. Is there an appropriate successor on its way here, believing that it is likely to arrive within 3 days? – n
  6. Is there an appropriate successor attempting to travel to take over the guard duty? – n
  7. Does our task include finding a successor? – n
  8. Is there a powerful being or group which is currently preparing for a big fight against a great wyrm sky dragon? – blocked
  9. The group which I now believe to exist, which is preparing for this fight, are they intending to join battle within 3 days? – blocked
  10. Is this position likely to be attacked within 4 hours? – blocked
  11. 8 hours? – blocked
  12. 12 hours? – blocked
  13. 16 hours? – n (resisted)
  14. 20 hours? – n (resisted)

On the Astral Plane (4/7/16)

  1. Will our opponents likely be from Dolqor? – blocked (not PN)
  2. Is there a nonphysical damage type they’re likely to do much more of than others? – blocked
  3. Are they likely to use the sorts of magic blocked by Protection from Evil? – y (all resisted that aren’t blocked)
  4. Are the minions likely to have spell resistance? – y
  5. Is this position likely to be attacked within 3 hours? – blocked
  6. Within 6 hours? – n
  7. Within 8 hours? – n
  8. Within 10 hours? – blocked
  9. 12? – y
  10. 11? – blocked
  11. Will we likely get warning of the attack before it happens? – y
  12. Will we likely get at least 5 minutes warning? – n
  13. 1 minute? – blocked
  14. 2 minutes? – blocked

The day after the nonfriends caught up (4/7/16)

  1. The Kirkata party, if they scry us again, will they be able to dimensional travel to us, assuming we’re in a dimensionally accessible location? – unclear
  2. Are they using Greater Teleport? – mostly
  3. Will they likely come after Aramus again within 2 days? – n
  4. Within a week? – unclear
  5. Are they still considering themselves on the job of killing him? – y
  6. If we don’t seek out combat, are we likely to get into dangerous-to-us combat within 3 days? – y
  7. Today? – n
  8. Tomorrow? – y
  9. Will it likely be against an adventuring party? – n
  10. Will it likely be in Atur? – n
  11. Are we likely to have at least 10 minutes between leaving Atur and being in this combat? – y
  12. Are we likely to have at least 2 minutes warning before getting into this combat? – n
  13. Is there anything we can do to slow, halt, or reverse Andy’s change in abilities with our current knowledge and abilities? – n
  14. Is Klagdi Tramurat a part of Rune Magic analogous to a school of modern magic ? – n

Star Chart

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