[Runequest] [RQIII]Gorgon

Mark Ahnen ahnen at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 4 08:40:54 EST 2013


Is the effect a result of the chaos and/or stasis affinity of the gorgon?  Might a one-shot special movement-affiliated crystal or other artifact (or boon from a movement-affiliated god) do the trick?
 
Just a thought.
 
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 16:19:15 -0400
From: pmaranci at gmail.com
To: runequest at rpgreview.net
Subject: Re: [Runequest] [RQIII]Gorgon

I agree, the change is permanent and would not be reversed via any of the spells which counteract temporary effects - any more than the effects of a Heal spell can be reversed!

It would be interesting to have an Animate Stone spell cast on the victim, but as GM I'd be inclined to rule that the animated statue would still be just that, a statue. The victim's consciousness would not control their stone body in any way.


Transmuting stone to flesh might work, but I don't recall any permutation of RQ that has that particular spell or effect.


On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Styopa <styopa1 at gmail.com> wrote:

Personally, I'd rule no, dismiss magic doesn't work as the magic is "over"...the transformation has taken place, and the character's not in suspended animation or anything, they ARE a statue.


Sometimes characters just die.  

On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 3:58 AM, Tony Den <postmaster at runequest.za.org> wrote:


Hi all.

This has no doubt been discussed before. Can a gorgons petrification

effect be reversed via dismiss magic (sorcery)? The description of monster

does say stuff like counter magic and shield spells are usless against its

vile gaze, but it doesn't explain what thereafter. Up to the GM for sure I

am thinking.



Some background, I had the lads descend below a temple having been warned

by the demigod whose temple it was there may be a grave price to pay. They

nipped down and I had a gordgon awaiting, like Clash of the Titans. Alas

they weren't forewarned about mirrors and aren't munchkin D&D types who

carry that kind of gear around. Anyhow after some hard fighting and some

decent POW x 5 roles eventually one of the characters critical to the plut

succumbed. I played it a bit saying the affect was slow and he could sense

what was happening etc.



They sent for a sorcerer with a dismiss magic and I gave her one chance,

she failed. The lads eventually reckoned moving the statue to the grove of

trees outside the temple and making it into a wee shrine may be the best

they could do....









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