Rebellion Rules and Actions
Activate Black Market (Black Marketeers): To activate a black market, you must attempt a DC 20 Secrecy check and spend 50 gp to smuggle goods and bribe officials. On a successful check, the Silver Ravens set up a black market for 1 week in Kintargo. During this week, the city’s base value is doubled and all rolls to determine item availability increase from 75% to 90%. Furthermore, magic items sold to the black market sell for 55% of their normal price rather than 50%. On a failed check, your Notoriety score increases by 1d6.
Activate Safe House (Saboteurs, Spies, or Thieves): Your outlaw team secures a small building somewhere in Kintargo and sets it up as a safe house. You can select any building for this role, provided the building is not located in the Castle District or the Greens (final selection subject to GM approval). The building itself might be abandoned, or it might be a home or humble business run by a rebellion supporter. An activated safe house remains active for 1 week, during which time any characters recovered via the Rescue Character action can be brought to the site without fear. The building also presents a safe place to get food, recover, and rest without worrying about wandering monsters or other interruptions. A cache hidden in an active safe house can’t be lost by the Cache Discovered event. Finally, for each active safe house, the rebellion gains a cumulative +1 bonus on Security checks, to a maximum bonus of +5.
Change Officer Role (No Team Required): One PC can change his or her officer role in the Silver Ravens. Allies and cohorts can’t change their role with this action.
Covert Action (Spies): By taking this action, spies can work with any other team to hide any evidence that the rebellion was involved in an operation. This grants all d20 rolls made to resolve the rebellion act immediately following a Covert Action a bonus to the roll equal to the spies’ manager’s Charisma bonus. Furthermore, any Notoriety gained from this action is automatically reduced to the minimum amount possible. Alternatively, a Covert Action can be used to place a contact or stash of gear in a specific adventure site. Your GM will have information on these acts when they become relevant during the course of the campaign, but once you place a contact or stash in a site, it only remains for 1 week.
Dismiss Team (No Team Required): By taking the Dismiss Team action, you remove a team from the rebellion, freeing up that slot to recruit a new team. Attempt a DC 10 Loyalty check when you take this action. If you fail, your Notoriety score increases by 1d4 as disenfranchised team members’ loose lips damage the rebellion’s secrecy.
Earn Gold (Black Marketeers, Merchant Lords, Merchants, or Peddlers): Roll a Security check and multiply the result by the team’s tier. The result of this check is how many gold pieces the team earned for the week. Add this result to the Silver Ravens’ treasury. If you roll a natural 1 on the Security check, you still earn gold, but your Notoriety score increases by 1d6.
Gather Information (Agitators, Cognoscenti, Rumormongers, or Street Performers): Attempt a DC 15 Secrecy check with a bonus equal to twice the team’s tier. If you are successful, the team has gathered information for you. This can either be a randomly determined rumor (your GM has tables of rumors that change with each adventure) or a specific piece of local information that you could learn by making a Diplomacy check to gather information about that topic or individual. For certain topics or individuals, the DC might be higher than 15. If you roll a natural 1 on the Secrecy check, you don’t automatically fail, but your Notoriety score increases by 1d6.
Guarantee Event (No Team Required): By deliberately lowering the organization’s guard and increasing your Notoriety score by 1d6, you can guarantee an event occurs during the Event phase. If you perform this action, the GM rolls twice and takes the lower roll as the actual result for the event.
Knowledge Check (Cognoscenti): The team of cognoscenti attempts to provide an answer to any question you could normally answer with a successful Knowledge check. Rather than roll a Knowledge check to provide this answer, roll a Secrecy check. Modify this result by Kintargo’s Lore modifier + 1/2 the rebellion’s rank. Treat the result as the DC achieved in the desired Knowledge category.
Lie Low (No Team Required): If you choose to take no rebellion actions at all during the phase, you can reduce your Notoriety score by an amount equal to the rebellion’s total number of teams.
Manipulate Events (Cabalists): Cabalists are among the secret movers and shakers of Kintargo’s society, and an idle comment or well-timed whisper from them can set into motion significant events. When your cabalists manipulate events, you automatically guarantee an event occurs during the following Event phase. The GM rolls twice on the table, and the manager of the cabalists gets to choose which of the two results take place. If the event is detrimental, the cabalists’ manager can choose to add his or her Charisma modifier to any d20 rolls made as a result of the check to further influence the outcome.
Recruit Supporters (No Team Required): This check can only be made once per Activity phase. By spending an amount of gold equal to the rebellion’s minimum treasury value, you can attempt to recruit additional supporters. To do so, attempt a Loyalty check. The DC of this check is equal to 10 + the rebellion’s rank. On a successful check, increase the rebellion’s supporters by 2d6 + any bonuses granted by Recruiter officers. If you roll a natural 1 on the Loyalty check, you don’t automatically fail, but your Notoriety score increases by 1d6. You can’t take this action if the rebellion is at its current maximum rank.
Recruit Team (No Team Required): You can attempt to recruit a new team as long as you are not already at the maximum number of teams allowed (discounting bonus teams). The DC and specific Organization check required to recruit the team depend on the type of team being recruited. If you roll a natural 1 on the Organization check, you don’t automatically fail, but your Notoriety score increases by 1d6.
Reduce Danger (Cabalists, Freedom Fighters, Infiltrators, or Spellcasters): A successful DC 15 Security check reduces Kintargo’s danger rating by 5 (to a minimum of 0) for the following week (including the event rolled during the following Event phase). For every 10 points by which you exceed this check, you reduce the danger rating by an additional 5. On a failed check, your Notoriety score increases by 1d4 and Kintargo’s danger rating increases by 5 for the next Event phase and following week.
Refresh Marketplace (Black Marketeers, Merchant Lords, or Merchants): By expending 100 gp on bribes and other expenses, the team removes the currently available specific magic items for sale from distribution. The GM rolls up new magic items randomly to determine what items become available at the end of the following week. If you use a Tier 3 team to refresh the marketplace, you can ask the GM to reroll one magic item result in each category (minor, medium, and major).
Rescue Character (Cabalists, Infiltrators, or Spellcasters): The team breaks into a prison or other secure site to rescue a captured character (either a PC or an NPC). To do so, attempt a Security check (DC = 10 + the captured character’s level). A successfully recovered character can be brought to any location in Kintargo that is currently controlled by the rebellion (typically the current headquarters, but also any safe house activated by an outlaw team). A successful rescue increases your Notoriety score by an amount equal to the level of the rescued character. A failed rescue increases your Notoriety score by half this amount, but doesn’t rescue the character. Note that certain NPCs can’t be rescued by infiltrators, and must instead be rescued by the PCs themselves. The Rescue Character action only rescues one character per action.
Restore Character (Spellcasters): Your spellcasters can heal damage or remove debilitating conditions from a character. This action can be used to perform one of the following for the entire party for free: heal all ability score damage, heal all hit point damage, or receive one 3rd- or lower-level restorative spell (such as dispel magic, remove blindness/deafness, remove disease, or remove paralysis). It can also provide the effects of a break enchantment spell, a raise dead spell, a restoration spell, or a stone to flesh spell on an individual (not party) basis. The body or remains of the character to be restored must be brought to the Silver Ravens’ headquarters (possibly requiring a separate successful Rescue Character action). These greater spell effects are provided via scroll use, and require an expenditure of gold equal to the cost of the scroll in question (1,125 gp for break enchantment, 6,125 for raise dead, 1,700 gp for restoration, and 1,650 gp for stone to flesh). Additional restorative effects might be available at the GM’s discretion.
Sabotage (Saboteurs): Your saboteurs attempt to damage a structure or meddle with the political machinations of House Thrune or the church of Asmodeus. With a successful DC 20 Secrecy check, Thrune and church agents are distracted for the following week, and all Organization checks you make during that week gain a +2 bonus. In addition, reduce your Notoriety score by 2d6. On a failed check, the sabotage backfires and reduces both your supporters and Kintargo’s population by 2d6. Alternatively, the Sabotage action can also be used to attempt location-specific deeds that will affect adventuring that takes place in those locations. Your GM will have information on these acts when they become relevant during the course of the campaign.
Secure Cache (Saboteurs, Sneaks, Spies, or Thieves): You can arrange for a cache of equipment to be hidden somewhere in Kintargo. Doing so requires purchasing the items in question (or simply providing the team with items already owned) and a successful Secrecy check to stash the items. Caches come in three categories—minor, intermediate, and major (see the sidebar above). Sneaks can only secure minor caches, while thieves can secure minor or intermediate caches, and both saboteurs and spies can secure all three categories. You can have the team secure an outdoor cache in any location in Kintargo (such caches are typically hidden in alleys or parks or other relatively out-of-the-way areas) or inside a specific structure. When placed in a specific structure, the cache is typically hidden near the entrance, but additional locations are available in certain buildings. (Your GM has this information as it is needed.) Placing a cache inside of “enemy territory” (subject to the GM) increases the DC by 5 to 10. Make sure to keep track of the locations you’ve hidden caches and what kinds of caches they are! See the sidebar above for DCs and additional details on the three categories.
Special (No Team Required): Sometimes an officer must take a Special action to deal with the results of a previous week’s event or a development in the course of an adventure. The nature of these Special actions vary wildly, and rules for how they work can be found in the event or development that calls for them.
Special Order (Merchant Lords): By relying on contacts in other cities throughout the Inner Sea region, a team of merchant lords can place a special order for a specific expensive item that costs more than Kintargo’s base value and is not currently available in the city’s shops. The cost for the item in question must be paid up front (although the actual price includes a 5% discount due to the merchant lords’ expertise at haggling), and it is delivered to Kintargo in 2d6 days. (For an additional cost of 900 gp, this delivery time can be reduced to 1 day by having the item delivered by teleportation. This additional cost is equal to the cost of two teleport spells, since the deliverer’s return trip must also be accounted for.) The GM has final say on whether or not an item is available for special order.
Spread Disinformation (Agitators, Cognoscenti, or Rumormongers): The team spreads false information about the rebellion throughout Kintargo. With a successful DC 20 Secrecy check, reduce your current Notoriety score by 1d6. For every 10 points by which you exceed this DC, reduce your Notoriety score by an additional 1d6. If you fail the check by 5 or more, your Notoriety score is instead increased by 1d6.
Upgrade Team (No Team Required): By spending the amount of gold pieces listed for an upgraded team’s cost, you can upgrade a lower-tier team to that new type of team. A single team can be upgraded only once per week, but you can upgrade as many different teams as you can afford in gold and rebellion actions for that week.
Urban Influence (Agitators): Your agitators work to manipulate Kintargo’s modifiers. Spend 100 gp to fund the influence, then choose one of the following settlement modifiers: Corruption, Crime, Economy, Law, Lore, or Society. Adjust one of those modifiers by 2 in either direction for 1 week.