Manila By Night

Welcome to your campaign!
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Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips:

1. Invite your players

Invite them with either their email address or their Obsidian Portal username.

2. Edit your home page

Make a few changes to the home page and give people an idea of what your campaign is about. That will let people know you’re serious and not just playing with the system.

3. Choose a theme

If you want to set a specific mood for your campaign, we have several backgrounds to choose from. Accentuate it by creating a top banner image.

4. Create some NPCs

Characters form the core of every campaign, so take a few minutes to list out the major NPCs in your campaign.

A quick tip: The “+” icon in the top right of every section is how to add a new item, whether it’s a new character or adventure log post, or anything else.

5. Write your first Adventure Log post

The adventure log is where you list the sessions and adventures your party has been on, but for now, we suggest doing a very light “story so far” post. Just give a brief overview of what the party has done up to this point. After each future session, create a new post detailing that night’s adventures.

One final tip: Don’t stress about making your Obsidian Portal campaign look perfect. Instead, just make it work for you and your group. If everyone is having fun, then you’re using Obsidian Portal exactly as it was designed, even if your adventure log isn’t always up to date or your characters don’t all have portrait pictures.

That’s it! The rest is up to your and your players.

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The Abieja Cipher, part 1
Going in blind

The cabal are invited to a gala event at the Ayala Museum celebrating Independence Day 2015 and a new expansion to the Museum’s collection of priceless pre-colonial gold artifacts recovered by the museum’s Assistant Director, Dr. Helen Abaya.

46 is given an invite by an old classmate, Diana MacKenzie. Landfall is sent to investigate rumors of an artifact that has just resurfaced, the Abieja Cipher.

-Diana MacKenzie is a young Talon of the Adamantine Arrows.
-That she invited 46 along to get her help. But she didn’t invite the rest of the cabal. So who sent the letters?
-That the Abieja Cipher is indeed a magical artifact bearing the resonance of Mind, Spirit, and Death woven into the golden band in alibata glyphs and Atlantean runes.
-That Dr. Helen Abaya is a Seer of The Throne.

And then somebody cuts the power to the museum.

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The Abieja Cipher, part 2

WIP If anyone wants to write this up before I finish it, gain an Arcane Beat.

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The Lady's Spatula

WIP

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The Lady's Spatula: A Conversation Between Friends

The woman sat before a desk, poring over an ancient tome. She raised her head as she heard the door open. “So, how did it go?” she asked the blonde woman, as she entered. The blonde was caked in dirt and scuffed all over but her wounds seemed superficial. She wiped most of the dust from her face and dropped a belt of knives on the nearest chair.

“More than we hoped. They managed to neutralize the threat, but they had to go through Bossing,” the blonde replied. Her voice was languid, with a quality that reminded the woman of honey. It still surprised the woman every time she heard it.

The woman tapped her fingers against the tome and sighed. “We anticipated that. I still don’t know if that man is incompetent or potentially one of the biggest threats to the Pentacle but if he managed to get a slice of the pie, the eventual implications to his career can only make watching him easier. Did they locate the Hallow?”

“No, just confirmed our suspicions of its general location…and who owns it.”

She shook her head. “I can’t believe Devilgrass of all people would stumble upon that place, even if he is Acanthus. Still, our accounts should be balanced after this and we have the added bonus of strengthening the Consilium’s position against the Free Council, even if only just a little. Losing our advantage with the ciphers is at least worth that much…and I’m sure that we can regain that given enough time.”

“What of the other mission?”

“I’m still here, aren’t I?”

The woman smiled. “Yes. Come, get cleaned up. I promised you dinner out. We need a small break. There is still much work to be done.”

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