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The Ghostwood Treaty

Log 2006-08-15


AussieScum (6:15:40 PM): Heyo mateys
WotA Erilys
(6:16:11 PM): hi!
WotA Erilys
(6:16:23 PM): (Arrr!!!)
AussieScum
(6:16:52 PM): OK, so, Kano is Mike....
WotA Axton
(6:16:59 PM): yes
AussieScum
(6:17:34 PM): Brought up the web page ... easier
AussieScum
(6:17:50 PM): 1 Nimbic, 1 Throggie, 1 Elf, 1 Deverenian and 2 Humans. What a group :-D
WotA Erilys (6:17:59 PM): Vic, is that supposed to be JER-ek, or Jer-EK ?
AussieScum
(6:19:07 PM): Everyone chime in with a 8-) when you're ready to hit the road
WotA Jarek
(6:19:09 PM): JERR-ek
WotAKano
(6:19:14 PM): b
WotA Erilys (6:19:20 PM): will fix, then, thanks!
WotA Erilys
(6:19:31 PM): 8-)
WotA Daere (6:19:40 PM): 8-)
WotAKano (6:19:41 PM): 8-)
WotA Jarek (6:19:43 PM): don't bother, I've got a new version with equipment and stuff
WotA Jarek
(6:20:37 PM): 8) - just for steve
WotA Erilys
(6:20:47 PM): :-)
WotA Erilys
(6:20:53 PM): s'ok - I fixed the main page, too
WotA Dethel
(6:21:23 PM): MR - do I owe you anything other than a picture?
AussieScum
(6:21:32 PM): OK, let's get going.
AussieScum
(6:21:47 PM): For one reason or another you all find yourselves at Ghostwood Keep.
WotA Erilys
(6:21:54 PM): character sheet, originating place
WotAKano
(6:22:08 PM): (I'm with the big Dev.)
WotA Erilys (6:22:12 PM): Where is Ghostwood Keep?
WotA Dethel
(6:22:50 PM): Northern Andover
AussieScum
(6:22:51 PM): The Keep has stood for over a century on the border of the Free Kingdoms of Andover and the Elven Forest or Myreth
AussieScum
(6:23:33 PM): The name apparently comes from a Anderovian nickname for the place.... it's so close to Myreth and that's where it's rumored a whole bunch of Elven Spectres and Ghosts hang out
AussieScum
(6:24:13 PM): Established by the army of Andover to provide a staging point for sorties into the forest it has survived only because of it's strategic location.
AussieScum
(6:24:25 PM): It's changed hands a few times over the years....
AussieScum
(6:24:49 PM): But it's never been destroyed, since the occupants always realize the strategic value of a keep so close to a border
AussieScum
(6:25:19 PM): It's never held a large garrison, owing to it's distance from anything resembling a major population center.
AussieScum
(6:25:43 PM): After the fall of Corinth, Andover rushed many troops here and to the surrounding areas.
WotA Jarek
(6:25:54 PM): (( so it's handy, but not a desirable post ))
AussieScum
(6:26:09 PM): The keep usually holds about 200 soldiers, but it's overflowing at the moment owing to the event that you're all here for.
AussieScum
(6:26:23 PM): (( Yeah, who wants a posting to Alaska? ))
WotA Axton
(6:26:50 PM): ((better alaska then greenland))
AussieScum
(6:26:59 PM): There's a small tent city around the keep at the moment as dignitaries and their staffs have moved into the keep proper, displacing some of the regular garrison.
AussieScum
(6:27:49 PM): Most of the troops outside the fortifications are Andoveran - you'd assume so that the non humans can be barracked inside ...
AussieScum
(6:27:53 PM): Where they can be closely watched
WotA Erilys
(6:28:16 PM): ((Are there .... elves ... here?))
WotA Daere
(6:28:19 PM): ((Good. :-P))
AussieScum (6:28:28 PM): The keep has a moat around it, some 25 feet wide, fed by a diverted portion of a nearby river
WotA Kano
(6:28:34 PM): ((Well, there's one, for sure. :-D ))
AussieScum (6:28:35 PM): (( It is a peace conference, dear.... ))
WotA Kano
(6:28:43 PM): ((One and a half, kind of.))
AussieScum (6:28:45 PM): (( Elves and Humans are on the menu ))
WotA Daere
(6:28:51 PM): ((If there are elves here, I want to shooooot them... can I have a Mountain Dew?...))
WotA Axton (6:28:54 PM): ((i dont need to be watched))
WotA Erilys
(6:28:57 PM): ((I was afraid of that ....))
WotA Dethel
(6:29:06 PM): Ummm - there's at least one elf
WotA Erilys
(6:29:08 PM): ((You shoot, I'll stab))
AussieScum
(6:29:09 PM): (( Just nuke em from orbit and be done with it ))
WotA Jarek
(6:29:25 PM): (( hey - splash damage. watch it. ))
AussieScum
(6:29:40 PM): The outer walls of the keep are a good 10 feet thick at the base, rise to about 20 feet high and look relatively difficult to climb - outward sloping and all that.
AussieScum
(6:29:47 PM): It's small, but there was some intelligent design to it
WotA Erilys
(6:30:22 PM): ((right now, Axton, to some of us you're slightly more acceptable than elves - but that's not saying much. ;-) ))
AussieScum
(6:30:31 PM): Of course, you're all here, for one reason or another because of the rumour of the signing of a great peace treaty between the Free Kingdoms of Andover and the Elven nation.
AussieScum
(6:30:40 PM): There's been much blood spilled since the fall of Corinth.
WotA Axton
(6:30:43 PM): ((thanks)) ((i think))
AussieScum
(6:30:48 PM): Some say that there needs to be more spilled.
WotA Erilys
(6:30:56 PM): ((O:-)))
AussieScum
(6:31:10 PM): Every last drop of human (or elven, depending upon your point of view) blood for that matter....
WotA Kano
(6:31:18 PM): ((I'm here because I heard there was going to be cake.))
WotA Axton (6:31:31 PM): ((or both))
AussieScum
(6:31:34 PM): However, cooler heads have prevailed, and because they lead the armies, they get to make the decisions.
WotA Erilys
(6:31:52 PM): ((Awwwwww))
AussieScum
(6:31:54 PM): The leaders of the Elves and the Free Kingdoms have decided that enough is enough, at least for now.
WotA Axton
(6:31:55 PM): ((spool sporters))
AussieScum
(6:32:06 PM): Could there really be peace in the Accordlands?
WotA Jarek
(6:32:08 PM): "Sorry, Kano, I lied. No cake. Just more stinky elves and humans."
AussieScum
(6:32:10 PM): (Of course not!)
WotA Kano
(6:32:26 PM): "Alas. At least a peace treaty is something I'm unlikely to see again."
AussieScum (6:32:28 PM): At this point in time, I'd like to point out to you Player Handout 1
WotA Dethel
(6:32:33 PM): Hey - say what you want about us, but we don't stink :-D
AussieScum
(6:32:39 PM): http://accordlands.kellscaer.net/Maps/Adventures/Ghostwood_Keep.html
WotA Kano (6:32:51 PM): ((Aren't you all the ones who want to be undead? Undead = stanky.))
AussieScum (6:33:24 PM): Ghostwood Keep will be where we begin our party.
AussieScum
(6:33:53 PM): Perhaps now would be a good time to tell me (a) why you're here (b) what you're wearing and all that jazz and (c) where you are at the moment based upon the map that I just gave you :-)
WotA Dethel (6:34:12 PM): We don't want to be stanky undead, we want to be really cool undead (sorry, but check out vampires at least - they're elegant...)
WotA Kano
(6:34:55 PM): ((Am here because I'm following Jarek around, because in the past few months I've known him, all sorts of interesting things have happened. And I'm all about interesting things.))
WotA Axton (6:35:00 PM): ((i want to be here to see if i can get any slaves .... studded leather....
AussieScum
(6:35:08 PM): (( My god, it's Tasslehoff. Flee! ))
WotA Erilys
(6:35:13 PM): ((Erilys wears close- but not form-fitting shirt and trousers of mottled colors appropriate to her environment. The trousers are tucked into high, soft boots, and she ))
WotA Erilys
(6:35:30 PM): wears a soft leather harness with pouches and clips (all muffled) for her equipment. She doesn't carry much - tools, water, a rope - other than her weapons.))
WotA Kano
(6:35:31 PM): ((No, not Tass. Have some common sense. But, I am an adrenaline junkie. :-D ))
WotA Daere (6:35:34 PM): ((I assume we're here with the Llyran delegation. In case the elves need shooting. :-D))
WotA Axton (6:35:36 PM): and where on the map i am around #1
WotA Erilys
(6:35:55 PM): ((Good idea, Daere - or stabbing))
WotA Jarek
(6:35:58 PM): a) Passing thru / prestigious occasion - not to be missed. b) Chain Shirt, Halberd, Longsword, Heavy Shield - regular travelling clothes elsewise c) uhhh - 6! whatever that is.
WotA Erilys
(6:36:04 PM): ((I'll flush 'em, you shoot 'em))
WotA Daere
(6:36:12 PM): ((And actually, my gear looks about like Erilys', except I have a big bow.))
WotA Daere (6:36:22 PM): ((Deal. :-)))
WotA Erilys (6:36:35 PM): ((:-) ))
AussieScum
(6:36:51 PM): (( How will we contrive to get you all together, I wonder :-) ))
WotA Kano
(6:36:54 PM): ::Am wearing a weatherstained bright green cloak, an orange tunic, leggings (one blue, one red), soft boots, a spellcaster's harness. Have a staff and a small crossbow.::
WotA Kano (6:37:11 PM): ::At 6, talking with Jarek, trying to get a better view (all you dang tall people!)::
AussieScum (6:37:21 PM): (( typical nothrog, always after slaves ;-) ))
WotA Dethel
(6:37:27 PM): I am here because I wander, and I'm hoping the treaty gets signed. I wear bone mail armor, and mundane clothes, wandering around near 5 (cause Joe is curious...)
WotA Erilys
(6:37:32 PM): ((And, I'd gather we're somewhere inside, watching for elves ...around #2, maybe?))
WotA Jarek
(6:37:36 PM): Jarek does wear hard/riding boots- despite being unable to afford a steed at 1st level.
WotA Axton
(6:37:38 PM): i have a great sword a great axe and a great clug
WotA Kano
(6:37:47 PM): ((Great. ;-) ))
AussieScum (6:37:56 PM): Axton the ... "great"? ;-)
WotA Erilys (6:38:06 PM): (Hide behind his left thigh, Kano ..;-) )
WotA Axton
(6:38:09 PM): :-D
WotA Daere (6:38:20 PM): ((2 sounds good))
WotA Axton (6:38:32 PM): i stand 7'3" and 370 #
AussieScum
(6:38:36 PM): OK, let me tell you a little about each area from a high level overview
WotA Axton
(6:39:02 PM): eyes solid red and skin green,,,,, no hair
WotA Kano
(6:39:04 PM): ((Crikey, Axton...you weren't born, you were launched.))
AussieScum (6:39:08 PM): First , some Boxed Text that doesn't come from Steve's blathering
WotA Dethel
(6:39:14 PM): LOL
AussieScum
(6:39:37 PM): If the rumours hold true, tomorrow night Ghostwood Keep will a scene of celebration.
AussieScum
(6:40:33 PM): Revelers will exalt in the incipient peace for hours or days and the spirit of goodwill between Andover and the Elves crafted here might spill over to the representatives of the other factions that have come to witness the ceremony.
AussieScum
(6:40:51 PM): Tomorrow's ceremony could be the first step towards peace in the Accordlands.
AussieScum
(6:40:57 PM): But, that is tomorrow
AussieScum
(6:41:16 PM): It is about four hours before dawn.
AussieScum
(6:41:30 PM): Few have slept tonight, because even though a peace treaty is imminent, tensions are running high.
AussieScum
(6:41:44 PM): /BT
WotA Kano
(6:41:45 PM): "I dunno, Jarek...whole lot could go wrong before that ceremony happens. Could cut the tension around here with a knife."
AussieScum (6:41:52 PM): Area #1: The Gatehouse
AussieScum
(6:42:15 PM): It's a gatehouse, what more can be said about it? There's 4 Andoveran guards stations around the entranc.
WotA Jarek
(6:42:31 PM): (( 6' 3" and 225... and Vann pointed out that Dev eyes can be Golden (book says yellow), so let's go with that over two sets of devil-eyes in the group. ;) ))
AussieScum
(6:42:52 PM): Area #2: "The Thorn" - Two Towers, narrowing to thin spires, 2 pairs of guards outside this one. 2 Andoveran, 2 Deverenian
WotA Kano
(6:42:58 PM): ((Hey, I have gold eyes, too! It's like we're brothers. ;-) ))
AussieScum (6:43:05 PM): Area #3: The Stables.
WotA Dethel
(6:43:18 PM): 5'10" 170 lbs, white/grey eyes and hair
AussieScum
(6:43:22 PM): Two doors here, one on each end, no apparent guards.
WotA Axton
(6:43:27 PM): ((short stuff))
WotA Axton
(6:43:39 PM): ((both of u))
AussieScum
(6:43:55 PM): Area 4: The Central Keep. Many guards around, on and all over this one. Human, Elf, swordsmen, archers.,
WotA Erilys
(6:44:21 PM): ((5'1", 105#, brown hair in an intricate braid, brown eyes))
AussieScum
(6:44:37 PM): Area 5: The grove. The Elven encampment, in a little area of trees. How typically Elven
WotA Erilys
(6:44:53 PM): ((LOL! Of COURSE Dethel is there!))
AussieScum
(6:45:12 PM): Area #6: The Chapel of Neus. No apparent guards.
WotA Kano
(6:45:14 PM): ((3'8", 50 lbs., electric-blue hair, gold eyes.))
WotA Jarek (6:45:29 PM): Neus? Uh, no, NOT hanging there.
AussieScum
(6:45:32 PM): Area 7: Hall of the Holy: A paladin training ground.
WotA Daere
(6:45:43 PM): ((5'8'', 130#, red hair rather sloppily cut short, grey eyes))
WotA Dethel (6:45:47 PM): ROFL
(6:45:50 PM) WotA Dethel has left the room.
WotA Jarek (6:45:52 PM): Probably near the Hall - mocking.
AussieScum
(6:45:53 PM): Area 8: Another pair of towers, larger than the two previously mentioned.
(6:46:08 PM) WotA Dethel has entered the room.
WotA Dethel (6:46:15 PM): I hate it when I do that...
AussieScum (6:46:41 PM): That is all for now ;-)
WotA Dethel (6:46:42 PM): ping
AussieScum
(6:46:49 PM): Time for you guys to tell me what you're going to do.
AussieScum
(6:46:57 PM): Let's get a few minutes for each of you.
AussieScum
(6:47:01 PM): Starting with the Human pair
WotA Dethel
(6:47:22 PM): brb, Cyndi just got home
WotA Erilys
(6:47:30 PM): Hmmm.
WotA Axton
(6:47:51 PM): steve will u pleas use a light gray back ground
WotA Daere
(6:47:53 PM): Uhhh... I presume that asking for the range to nearest target will get me slapped.
WotA Erilys (6:48:03 PM): Keep alert, I suppose - take a walk around the central keep periodically?
WotA Erilys
(6:48:19 PM): :-) Not by me...
WotA Daere
(6:48:39 PM): Yeah, I'm guessing we're here to keep watch, so we'll keep watch.
WotA Erilys (6:49:06 PM): (Avoiding entering the elven area - we're not that unwise, or stupid :-) )
AussieScum
(6:49:54 PM): OK, how about the other unlikely pair of the Deverenian and his sidekick the Nimbic?
WotA Jarek
(6:51:25 PM): :: lounge near the Hall of the Holy (any activity of interest there?)... keep an eye on the little one... shake head at all the "walking on eggshells" these people are doing ::
WotA Kano
(6:51:31 PM): ::Looking around for anything interesting going on. I don't sleep anyway, so the tension in the air just has me more hyper than usual.::
WotA Kano (6:51:52 PM): "Someone's gonna start a fight...I just know it."
WotA Jarek (6:52:11 PM): "Calm down, Kano. They made it this far... let's leave it to them to screw it up."
AussieScum
(6:52:17 PM): Well, there's nothing happening outside the Hall of Holy
AussieScum
(6:52:23 PM): Want to take a peek inside?
WotA Kano
(6:52:33 PM): ::frowns, then nods:: "You're probably right...and the war is just a waste anyway."
AussieScum (6:52:43 PM): Oops, hold on...
WotA Jarek
(6:52:48 PM): sure. Throw a wink at the redhead for good measure as I do.
WotA Kano
(6:52:55 PM): "And, besides, I didn't say *I* was gonna start a fight..."
OnlineHost (6:53:12 PM): WotA Daere rolled 1 20-sided die: 20
AussieScum (6:53:28 PM): By special request ;-)
WotA Jarek (6:53:33 PM): "Yeah. Thou hast never provoked anyone. Or anything. Uh huh."
WotA Daere
(6:53:35 PM): ((Well, I'd say I Spotted that, if I'm the redhead...))
AussieScum (6:53:40 PM): The hall of the holy....
WotA Kano
(6:53:40 PM): ::look that way, then whisper to J:: "Hey..she's not bad..."
AussieScum (6:53:50 PM): A long narrow building is wedged in the back of the keep behind the chapel
AussieScum
(6:54:10 PM): Much of the exterior stone is moss-covered, as if the building had been ignored in recent years
WotA Kano
(6:54:18 PM): "I don't *try* to provoke."
AussieScum (6:54:24 PM): It is clearly in use toniht, the building practically hums with arcane energies
AussieScum
(6:54:39 PM): A single priest stands by the west wall.
AussieScum
(6:54:55 PM): "Good Evening," he says cheerfully when you are in earshot
WotA Kano
(6:55:05 PM): "Good evening, padre."
AussieScum (6:55:10 PM): "I'm afraid that admittance is not permitted until tomorrow"
WotA Jarek
(6:55:12 PM): :: to Kano, deadpan :: "Uh huh."
WotA Kano
(6:55:41 PM): "Oooh." ::cranes his neck to look past the priest:: "Why's that?"
WotA Jarek (6:55:43 PM): "Unfortunate. Might I ask thee why?"
AussieScum
(6:56:06 PM): "Simple really. There are a group of paladins in training inside this night"
AussieScum
(6:56:24 PM): "They are taking their final contemplations before being admitted to their orders tomorrow morning, after the ceremonies"
AussieScum
(6:56:46 PM): "Tradition says that they cannot be interrupted this night"
AussieScum
(6:56:57 PM): He shrugs and smiles.
AussieScum
(6:57:04 PM): "And I hate breaking traditions"
WotA Jarek
(6:57:07 PM): "Contemplations. *snort* Sitting on their asses. How serene."
WotA Kano
(6:57:09 PM): ::nods:: "Wouldn't want to interrupt."
AussieScum (6:57:49 PM): The priest frowns for just a moment at Jarek's statement but soon the smile returns.
AussieScum
(6:58:09 PM): "Each to their own I suppose. The calling of the holy warrior is not for everyone'
WotA Kano
(6:58:11 PM): "Gotta admire their patience...don't think I could sit still that long." ::grins::
AussieScum (6:58:26 PM): "I've heard that about you little folk. Always bouncing around"
WotA Kano
(6:58:30 PM): ::as he shifts from one foot to the other::
WotA Jarek (6:58:34 PM): :: chuckle, walk away :: (( I feel like the Kurgan in the church in highlander. *grin* ))
WotA Kano
(6:58:47 PM): "Only got 10 years, can't spend too much of it in one place, ya know?"
AussieScum (6:58:54 PM): "Peace watch over you, brothers", the priest bids in farewell.
WotA Kano
(6:59:01 PM): (("Hellooo, sisters!" ))
AussieScum (6:59:14 PM): Ok, moving over to Axton
WotA Axton
(6:59:18 PM): keep a close eye on all that enter
AussieScum
(6:59:28 PM): What's a hulking Nothrog doing at 2 in the morning ;-)
WotA Dethel (6:59:39 PM): brb
WotA Axton
(6:59:45 PM): see above
AussieScum
(6:59:54 PM): There's a fair amount of activity. People moving in and out of the keep between their posts and the camp. Mostly the humans, of course.
WotA Axton
(7:00:16 PM): and likly slave types
AussieScum
(7:00:17 PM): Everyone is looked over carefully by the guards. Backpacks are searched etc.
WotA Jarek
(7:00:23 PM): :: nudge Kano towards someplace where Drink is available :: "Peace. You. Me. *pause* Told you the human religions were clueless."
WotA Kano
(7:00:40 PM): ::snickers:: "Maybe just overly optimistic."
AussieScum (7:00:49 PM): There's little in the line of slave-worthy folk at this time. Lots of warriors though. All looking battle hardended for the most part.
AussieScum
(7:01:03 PM): Poor slave material. Too much effort to break them into submissiveness.
WotA Axton
(7:01:15 PM): just smile at them for right now
AussieScum
(7:01:18 PM): OK
AussieScum
(7:01:39 PM): (( While Joe is away.... I'll get to his specifics when he gets back .... anyone got anything they want to do before dawn? ))
WotA Dethel
(7:01:44 PM): bacl
AussieScum
(7:01:53 PM): Perfect timing!
WotA Axton
(7:01:54 PM): not i
WotA Dethel
(7:02:12 PM): Dethel will ... wander about
WotA Erilys
(7:02:13 PM): ((catch a catnap or two while Daere guards, and do the same for her))
AussieScum
(7:02:18 PM): Joe, anything specific you're doing on this first go through? Or do we move to the shattering of the glass that is dawn breaking?
WotA Kano
(7:02:29 PM): ((Any hot Nimbic lasses about? Hell, any hot lasses, period? There aren't too many of us, I can't be fussy. :-D ))
AussieScum (7:02:51 PM): (( Anyone talking to anyone? Asking what's going on? Staying to yourself? Now's the time to let me know :-) ))
AussieScum
(7:02:58 PM): Not too many nimbics around tonight I'm afraid.
WotA Dethel
(7:03:00 PM): nothing specific - though the odd combo of beings might catch my eye
WotA Axton
(7:03:05 PM): may talk to the guards
WotA Jarek
(7:03:15 PM): (( slumber for a while, someplace comfy and out of the way ))
WotA Axton
(7:03:16 PM): and people entering
AussieScum
(7:03:22 PM): Ah then. Do tell me guards at *which* location and anything you'd like to ask them :-)
WotA Axton (7:03:42 PM): i am at the main gate
WotA Axton
(7:03:55 PM): ask them about the ones entering....
WotA Axton
(7:04:01 PM): #1
WotA Kano
(7:04:10 PM): ::will keep an eye out while J naps::
AussieScum (7:04:30 PM): The guards at the gatehouse.... of all the guards to choose, let's borrow from Indiana Jones and say "You chose.... poorly"
AussieScum
(7:04:37 PM): They are very intent upon their duty this evening
WotA Axton
(7:04:39 PM): and how long they have been stationed here
AussieScum
(7:04:53 PM): They tell you to "Please move along"
WotA Axton
(7:05:09 PM): later maybe
WotA Erilys
(7:05:10 PM): ((will chat occasionally with the guards at #2, or around the keep. Ask about rumors, if they know what the order of the ceremony is, what to expect))
AussieScum
(7:05:20 PM): Not quite as rigid as the English Royal Guard in their immobility, but they make it very clear that they don't want to be talking to the likes of you (or anyone for that matter) this evening.
AussieScum
(7:05:38 PM): Gimme a Gather Info, Erilys. Just for giggles.
OnlineHost
(7:05:44 PM): WotA Erilys rolled 1 20-sided die: 14
WotA Daere (7:05:45 PM): ((am not the chatty type... will watch Erilys's back, and look for sneaky elveses))
WotA Erilys (7:05:50 PM): 17 GI
AussieScum
(7:06:37 PM): I'll type this in the clear here, rather tahn IM to save repeats
WotA Erilys
(7:06:45 PM): (np)
AussieScum
(7:06:57 PM): * Neither side were particularly pleased to see the Nothrog delegation arrive. In fact neither side were expecting it.
AussieScum
(7:07:13 PM): Rumour has it that large groups on both sides wanted to forcibly remove them and kill those who resisted.
AussieScum
(7:07:22 PM): Hell, just kill them all for the good of all concerned.
AussieScum
(7:07:30 PM): Hasn't happened yet, but folks aren't happy.
WotA Dethel
(7:07:43 PM): ((Hey - its something agreed on, anyway :-D))
AussieScum
(7:08:24 PM): * Caolwarder, leader of the Freeks, is so fervent in his desire for peace, that he has apparently empowered his guard, Sir Erik Kaisen, the power to sign on his behalf should anything ill toward happen to him.
AussieScum
(7:08:55 PM): If anything should happen to the Human Ambassador before the signing, then it's up to Sir Erik to get the peace treaty signed for the humans
WotA Dethel
(7:08:56 PM): ((The Freeks = Free Kingdomers?))
AussieScum
(7:09:00 PM): yes
AussieScum
(7:09:14 PM): (( You caught me falling into CCG slang ;-) ))
WotA Jarek
(7:09:40 PM): (( Devs, Freeks, Derfs, Throgs ))
WotA Kano
(7:09:57 PM): ((The Freeks Don't Want No Greeks. Or something like that.))
AussieScum (7:10:18 PM): * Thought they've only been in the keep a day, the Nothrog are complaining about the service they are getting, particularly with respect to meals. It is thought that the kitchen staff are so scared of the big green warriors
WotA Jarek
(7:10:21 PM): (( early in the ccg, some called them the Freeking Doms. ;) ))
AussieScum
(7:10:40 PM): that they could be tossing the food out rather than delivering it - they aren't paid well enough to deal with monsters!
WotA Erilys
(7:10:42 PM): "Seems that if Caolwarder falls, so will Sir Erik ..." ::thoughtfully::
AussieScum
(7:11:00 PM): That is all you manage to find out from a couple of hours of investigations.
WotA Erilys
(7:11:21 PM): ((thanks))
WotA Axton
(7:11:24 PM): ((food is good))
AussieScum
(7:11:30 PM): Anyone else with anything?
AussieScum
(7:11:36 PM): Or shall dawn break?
WotA Axton
(7:11:46 PM): dawn has broken
WotA Dethel
(7:11:54 PM): shatter away
WotA Erilys
(7:12:07 PM): ::crash!::
AussieScum
(7:12:14 PM): Unfrotunately, dawn doesn't quite get there
AussieScum
(7:12:29 PM): It's still an hour or so before sunrise.
AussieScum
(7:12:53 PM): The night is dark and silent, with a deathly chill in the on the air that leeches strength from your bones.
AussieScum
(7:13:03 PM): Some say that it's always quietest, just before the dawn.
AussieScum
(7:13:15 PM): On this night, that saying appears to be true.
AussieScum
(7:13:20 PM): Or it was true, until now.
AussieScum
(7:13:57 PM): Suddenly, a strident bell rings throughout the keep, and loud voices rise in the distance.
AussieScum
(7:14:07 PM): "Betrayal! Assassination! Murder!"
WotA Daere
(7:14:23 PM): "Not it."
WotA Erilys (7:14:29 PM): ::to Daere:: "Wonder which one?"
AussieScum
(7:14:41 PM): An Elven horn echoes among the stone walls, high and grimly mournful, followed by elven voices.
WotA Kano
(7:14:43 PM): ::nudge Jarek awake:: "Guess I was right."
WotA Daere (7:15:02 PM): ::shrugs, and starts moving towards the ruckus, bow in hand...::
WotA Jarek (7:15:04 PM): (( the first yells - human or elven? ))
AussieScum
(7:15:05 PM): "Quindoll is slain! We are tricked! Guard yourselves well, Elves! Guard yourselves well!"
WotA Dethel
(7:15:05 PM): :wakes instantly:
AussieScum
(7:15:11 PM): The castle erupts in chaos!
AussieScum
(7:15:14 PM): /BT
WotA Axton
(7:15:39 PM): move toward the ruckus drawing my weapon
AussieScum
(7:15:47 PM): All groups who were present in the keep courtyard retreat towards their relative encampments
WotA Erilys
(7:15:57 PM): ::moves with Daere, drawing swords::
AussieScum
(7:16:03 PM): Commanders of individual units cry out for their forces to gather together
WotA Kano
(7:16:05 PM): "Gonna get ugly in here really quick..."
WotA Jarek (7:16:06 PM): (( so... an elf and a human dead? ))
AussieScum
(7:16:22 PM): Some units attempt to pack and leave but the gates to the keep have been closed and the guard there tripled.
WotA Axton
(7:16:26 PM): ((big deal))
AussieScum
(7:16:29 PM): (( No great loss? :-D ))
WotA Jarek
(7:16:38 PM): "Quite possibly. Perhaps we should look to the walls."
AussieScum
(7:16:47 PM): It's 5:00 am/.
WotA Jarek
(7:16:51 PM): (( no steve, I was clarifying. the first cries - human? ))
WotA Kano
(7:16:52 PM): "I'm just following you, boss."
AussieScum (7:16:52 PM): Tell me what you want to do
WotA Dethel
(7:16:53 PM): So long as it wasn't one particular elf...
WotA Axton
(7:17:01 PM): look around 120' dark vision
WotA Axton
(7:17:08 PM): do i c anything
AussieScum
(7:17:31 PM): (( Congratulations Vic, you're now a part of the Assassin's Strike ))
WotA Daere
(7:17:33 PM): ((Any sign of the Llyran delegation? Or are we supposed to be taking orders from somebody?))
WotA Jarek (7:17:47 PM): (( thanks. care to answer any of my questions now? ))
WotA Kano
(7:17:50 PM): "This whole..." ::waves hands:: "...war thingy, I don't get so much."
AussieScum (7:18:02 PM): (( Sorry, was writing some stuff down, and had turned away :-) ))
WotA Dethel
(7:18:06 PM): :move to edge of elven area:
AussieScum
(7:18:07 PM): The first cry was human
AussieScum
(7:18:11 PM): The last cry elven
AussieScum
(7:18:28 PM): Axton: you see people running pretty mcuh everywhere
WotA Dethel
(7:18:40 PM): ((who benefits from the war continuing?))
WotA Axton
(7:18:47 PM): any one who look guilty
WotA Jarek
(7:18:49 PM): "It makes more sense when there's a field to battle upon. Diplomacy... sucks."
AussieScum
(7:18:56 PM): Daere: Did you come as a part of the Llyran delegation?
AussieScum
(7:19:05 PM): Axton: Not that you see
WotA Daere
(7:19:22 PM): ((I don't know, did I? I can't think of any other reason why I'd be here...)
WotA Erilys (7:19:38 PM): ((It would make sense for both of us to have done so))
WotA Axton
(7:19:38 PM): grab someone and ask who was killed
WotA Kano
(7:20:12 PM): "I'd really like to find a way out of here. This being inside stopped being fun over the past two minutes."
AussieScum (7:20:29 PM): OK....
AussieScum
(7:20:32 PM): For simplicity's sake...
WotA Jarek
(7:20:37 PM): :: head towards the 'middle ground' that separates human from elf. ::
AussieScum
(7:20:56 PM): The ladies are asked by their officers to be message runners. "Head over to the central keep and see if you can find out what the blazes is going on"
WotA Daere
(7:21:04 PM): "Check."
WotA Daere (7:21:08 PM): ::runs::
WotA Kano (7:21:09 PM): ::follow J:: "I think this is not the best direction...I think this is where that whole blood-spilling thing's gonna start back up."
WotA Erilys (7:21:17 PM): ::nods, and runs with Daere::
AussieScum
(7:21:21 PM): Jarek, you see a couple of human women, running towards the Keep
WotA Erilys
(7:21:23 PM): ::watching her back::
AussieScum
(7:21:28 PM): I suppose that Kano would see that too.
AussieScum
(7:21:42 PM): Axton: A passing soldier tells you that the human Ambassador has been muredered
WotA Kano
(7:21:44 PM): "That's that redhead from before."
WotA Dethel (7:21:52 PM): :notices the big tall Dev, and his odd couple companion moving towards him:
AussieScum
(7:21:56 PM): Probably the Elven leader too by the yelling
WotA Axton
(7:22:04 PM): oh is that all... where did it happen
WotA Axton
(7:22:06 PM): ?
WotA Jarek
(7:22:11 PM): "As I have said, REPEATEDLY, thou needs not come with me." :: change voice direction :: "Hey, Red!"
AussieScum
(7:22:39 PM): Both in the keep
WotA Kano
(7:23:00 PM): "Safer near you, I figure."
WotA Jarek (7:23:09 PM): (( was that to me? you said, 'towards' :) ))
WotA Daere
(7:23:11 PM): ::glances over, but does not break stride:: "What?"
WotA Axton (7:23:23 PM): move toward #7
WotA Jarek
(7:23:42 PM): :: gestures to the obvious mage taggin along :: "Need help?"
WotA Dethel
(7:23:55 PM): ((Vic you talking to me?))
WotA Daere
(7:24:01 PM): "Know what's going on?"
WotA Jarek (7:24:10 PM): (( no, Daere, the redheaded chica ))
AussieScum
(7:24:16 PM): Axton, as y ou move towards the Hall of the Holy, you see a Deverenian, a Nimbic and two human women running towards the central keep (#4)
WotA Erilys
(7:24:18 PM): ::raises an eyebrow, and mutters:: "What would we need a jester for?"
AussieScum
(7:24:26 PM): (( Joe, what are you doing? ))
WotA Kano
(7:24:30 PM): "I'm not a jester...I'm a summoner."
WotA Axton (7:24:39 PM): then devert to #4
WotA Dethel
(7:24:40 PM): :watching, for now:
WotA Jarek
(7:24:44 PM): "Not yet." :: grin ::
WotA Kano
(7:24:48 PM): "Why does everyone keep thinking I'm a jester? Just because of my fashion sense..."
WotA Daere (7:24:52 PM): "Then no."
WotA Axton (7:25:00 PM): ((yea))
WotA Daere
(7:25:01 PM): ::keeps heading towards keep::
WotA Erilys (7:25:08 PM): ::gives Kano a once over:: "Could've fooled me." ((but there's no hostility, just matter-of-fact))
WotA Erilys
(7:25:33 PM): ::When we spot someone that might know something, hail them::
AussieScum
(7:25:37 PM): Where are you, Joe?
(7:25:45 PM) WotA Daere has left the room.
WotA Dethel (7:25:46 PM): ((is there now a notieable group?)
(7:25:56 PM) WotA Daere has left the room.
WotA Dethel (7:25:57 PM): Between the elves & humans
WotA Jarek
(7:26:04 PM): :: sigh :: "Humans. *spit* Why don't you follow them, little one? They likely won't notice."
(7:26:09 PM) WotA Daere has entered the room.
WotA Dethel (7:26:12 PM): At the edge of the elven encampment
AussieScum
(7:26:20 PM): Oh, ladies?
WotA Erilys
(7:26:25 PM): Yes?
WotA Daere
(7:26:27 PM): ((Am I still here? Yes?))
WotA Axton (7:26:36 PM): yes
WotA Daere
(7:26:41 PM): ((Stupid wireless...))
AussieScum (7:26:44 PM): You have written orders from your officers, telling you to report to Sir Erik
WotA Kano
(7:26:51 PM): ::grins, and keeps following the ladies::
WotA Daere (7:26:57 PM): ((noted))
WotA Erilys (7:27:00 PM): ::do so, then:: :-)
WotA Erilys
(7:27:21 PM): ::but ask questions as we go::
WotA Jarek
(7:27:31 PM): :: look about for anyone looking suspicious (ha!) or spoiling for a fight ::
WotA Axton
(7:27:52 PM): ((spoiling for a fight sounds like fun))
WotA Erilys
(7:27:58 PM): ::looks at Kano:: "You leave your friend?"
WotA Kano
(7:28:07 PM): "His suggestion..."
AussieScum (7:28:08 PM): (( one sec ))
WotA Kano
(7:28:17 PM): "I always seem to catch back up with him anyway..."
WotA Erilys (7:28:28 PM): ::rolls her eyes:: "I see ..."
WotA Jarek
(7:28:32 PM): (( his FREQUENT suggestion ))
WotA Kano
(7:28:34 PM): ::practically running to keep up with them."
WotA Kano (7:28:46 PM): "I'm Kano Katzindonas."
WotA Erilys (7:29:14 PM): "Good for you."
WotA Kano
(7:29:15 PM): ((KAY-no, btw. Just so you don't confuse him with the God of Beating People Up.))
AussieScum (7:29:28 PM): OK, the Elves have found Dethel
AussieScum
(7:29:37 PM): He has orders getting him past the guards and into the keep as well.
AussieScum
(7:29:58 PM): He needs to find out what happened to his delegation and has been ordered to talk to Sir Erik as well and find out what the hell has gone on.
WotA Kano
(7:30:33 PM): "Not much of a conversationalist, eh? Well, I suppose it's not a good time for small talk. Hey, I made a pun!"
WotA Erilys (7:30:34 PM): ((so noted, Mike :-) ))
AussieScum
(7:30:40 PM): (( OK, for convenience sakes, the 6 of your sort of all come together about 25 yards short of the entrance to the keep ))
WotA Axton
(7:30:56 PM): ok
WotA Dethel
(7:31:01 PM): OK
WotA Kano
(7:31:10 PM): "SMALL talk? Get it? Because, like, I'm small??"
WotA Axton (7:31:24 PM): :-P
AussieScum (7:31:27 PM): It's about 5:18 by the time you've sorted through all the mess of people, reported to your various officers, made if to the center of the grounds from where you were.
WotA Dethel
(7:31:42 PM): :to the 'group': "interesting, I thought we would meet..."
WotA Erilys
(7:31:43 PM): ::favors him with a disbelieving look::
WotA Daere
(7:31:46 PM): "There's not a Nimbic treaty, right? So it's OK to shoot him?"
AussieScum (7:31:49 PM): (( any conversation from the six of you? ))
WotA Dethel
(7:32:00 PM): ((I conversed :-D))
WotA Kano
(7:32:06 PM): ::puts his hands up:: "Hey, I'm no elf!!"
WotA Axton (7:32:08 PM): not right now
WotA Erilys
(7:32:09 PM): "Sure, Daere, but I'd save the arrows for the elves."
WotA Kano
(7:32:12 PM): "He's an elf..."
WotA Jarek (7:32:18 PM): (( is this After the running and the reporting and the puns? ))
WotA Dethel
(7:32:20 PM): "I am an elf"
WotA Erilys
(7:32:22 PM): "One of whom seems to wish to address us."
WotA Daere
(7:32:23 PM): "Good point." ::watches sneaky elf::
WotA Kano (7:32:25 PM): "Though, he's kind of like a distant cousin, with a death fetish."
WotA Axton (7:32:31 PM): just trying to size stuff up
WotA Kano
(7:32:44 PM): "Note the armor. Say, is that anyone I know?"
AussieScum (7:32:44 PM): (( Hmm,m interesting enough... Vic, are you tied to the Dev Military? ))
AussieScum
(7:32:56 PM): (( Curtis, are you tied to the Throggie delegation or here as a freelancer? ))
WotA Erilys
(7:33:00 PM): ::moves to be in flank position at a moment's notice::
WotA Jarek
(7:33:03 PM): :: a little growl :: "Play nice with the little one, ladies."
WotA Axton
(7:33:07 PM): freelancer
WotA Dethel
(7:33:08 PM): "Just a feeling I had"
AussieScum
(7:33:11 PM): (( being officially tied to any delegation makes it much easier to get into the keep, you see ;-) ))
WotA Jarek
(7:33:22 PM): (( House Arcadis. Order Aedroud. probably ;) ))
WotA Axton
(7:33:36 PM): i can fake being attached
WotA Axton
(7:33:45 PM): to a delegation
WotA Dethel
(7:33:46 PM): :rolls eyes at Kano's comment:
AussieScum
(7:33:56 PM): OK, Vic, you and your squire also have papers.
WotA Kano
(7:34:01 PM): "Hello, elf, nothrog. Who are you? I'm Kano Katzindonas. I am *not* a jester, contrary to popular belief."
WotA Erilys (7:34:06 PM): ::looks at the Dev:: "We are. He's not the target."
WotA Dethel
(7:34:10 PM): ((Erilys, who are you moving to flank?))
AussieScum
(7:34:14 PM): Just leaves the Nothrog.... we'll work out a way to get you inside with the group....
WotA Erilys
(7:34:21 PM): ((you, Dethel))
WotA Axton
(7:34:21 PM): i am Axton
WotA Erilys
(7:34:39 PM): ((not quite complete the flank, just casually moving to be ready to))
WotA Dethel
(7:34:40 PM): ((Cool, shall we fight to the death now?:-))
WotA Axton
(7:34:42 PM): you may call me Axton
WotA Daere
(7:34:53 PM): ((Dunh dunh DUNNNNNH!!!))
WotA Kano (7:34:56 PM): "Axton, that's short for Axton, right?" ::grins::
WotA Axton (7:35:05 PM): yea
WotA Daere
(7:35:22 PM): "I have extra arrows, Erilys. Short ones, even."
WotA Axton (7:35:23 PM): u want to be my slave kano
WotA Kano
(7:35:33 PM): ::looks WAY up at him:: "Do your people know they're short a mountain?"
WotA Erilys (7:35:50 PM): ((obviously he followed us and stepped on whoever tried to stop him, Steve ;-) ))
WotA Kano
(7:35:55 PM): "No, not interested. Slaves live even less long than nimbics, and that's saying something."
WotA Axton (7:36:09 PM): look down at kano.... u would make a good slave i think
WotA Jarek
(7:36:21 PM): :: lifts Kano by his shirt :: "Dost thou want to go back in the bag? Silence thy tongue before it gets pierced."
WotA Kano
(7:36:24 PM): ((I'm too CUTE to be a slave. :-D ))
AussieScum (7:36:26 PM): While you are having this conversation, something quite extraordinary happens.....
WotA Dethel
(7:36:27 PM): "It would seem unlikely that the events of the morning were done by elf or human..."
WotA Erilys
(7:36:30 PM): "Hmmmm ...." ::grins at Daere:: "No, don't bother. Not worth it, and you can't go around shooting *everyone*, you know!"
WotA Kano
(7:36:36 PM): ::looks abashed:: "Not the bag."
AussieScum (7:36:42 PM): The Dev and the Nimbic see the priest they were talking to last night running madly from the Hall of the Holy
WotA Kano
(7:36:54 PM): "Oh, that can't be good.....
WotA Daere (7:36:59 PM): ::shrugs in disappointment:: "Never know until you tr- uhhh, that looks bad..."
WotA Erilys (7:37:04 PM): "What?"
AussieScum
(7:37:06 PM): Blinding white light hits your eyes just before a terrible crack thunders through the air and shakes the ground.
WotA Erilys
(7:37:10 PM): "Oh!"
WotA Axton
(7:37:11 PM): now what happened
WotA Kano
(7:37:15 PM): "There were paladins doing some sort of holy sitting thing in there."
WotA Jarek (7:37:25 PM): :: and at Axton :: "As for slavery...." :: double-take :: "DOWN!"
AussieScum
(7:37:27 PM): At the north end of the keep, stone rubble showers to the ground, then is engulfed in a billowing cloud.
WotA Kano
(7:37:28 PM): "Well, they were gonna be paladins by this afternoon."
WotA Daere (7:37:34 PM): "Holy... WHAT? You can't say that in front of a priest!!!"
WotA Axton (7:37:35 PM): i do that some times kano\
AussieScum
(7:37:38 PM): When the debris settles, the Hall of the Holy is gone.
WotA Kano
(7:37:39 PM): ::drops to the ground. Doesn't take much."
WotA Erilys (7:37:43 PM): ::grimly:: ""Were" might be the operative word ..."
WotA Erilys
(7:37:51 PM): ::and drops::
AussieScum
(7:37:52 PM): The dust of the newly initiated paladins slowly drifts in the win.....
AussieScum
(7:37:58 PM): er, wind.....
WotA Axton
(7:38:03 PM): holy sitting that is
WotA Kano
(7:38:08 PM): (( :-D ))
WotA Dethel (7:38:21 PM): your missing an "h" there...
AussieScum
(7:38:23 PM): (( more "HOLY SHIT"-ting, now... ))
WotA Dethel
(7:38:33 PM): GOOMB :-)
WotA Erilys
(7:38:50 PM): ((nah, that's the priest ... the paladins can't anymore))
WotA Axton
(7:38:53 PM): u'all know me to well
WotA Jarek
(7:39:29 PM): :: pick self up, jog over ::
AussieScum
(7:39:31 PM): (( The amusing thing is that the priest who was running had just finished casting an Augury to see if it was safe to enter the Hall. The answer was a resounding "NO!" ))
WotA Daere
(7:39:36 PM): "Uhhh..." ::cough cough::
WotA Kano (7:39:37 PM): ::move that way, too::
WotA Dethel (7:39:45 PM): :looks to the former Hall:
WotA Kano
(7:39:51 PM): "Maybe someone survived..." ::looks too hopeful::
AussieScum (7:39:53 PM): The priest, if questioned will tell you what I just told you in OOC terms.
WotA Dethel
(7:40:00 PM): :moves that way:
AussieScum
(7:40:14 PM): "I was wanting to see if I could dispel the wards on the doors and enter, hoping that the initiates might be ready to come out"
WotA Erilys
(7:40:15 PM): ::slaps Daere on the back, and moves in that direction, looking very grim::
WotA Axton
(7:40:27 PM): ((i knew that is where the action was going to be))\
WotA Jarek
(7:40:28 PM): "Doubtful. *sniff* Smell the holiness."
AussieScum
(7:40:43 PM): Searching the rubble, you find nothing surprising.
AussieScum
(7:40:46 PM): No survivors.
AussieScum
(7:40:53 PM): No clues.
WotA Kano
(7:41:06 PM): "Who would have blown up a temple?"
WotA Dethel (7:41:12 PM): ((The Paladins were human?))
WotA Kano
(7:41:19 PM): "Even better...who *could* have blown up a temple?"
WotA Erilys (7:41:25 PM): ::shrugs:: "The elves?"
AussieScum
(7:41:38 PM): (( Human / Dev, I believe ))
WotA Axton
(7:41:40 PM): could be
WotA Kano
(7:41:45 PM): ((It'd take more firepower than half the Elf Fleet... :-D ))
WotA Jarek (7:41:50 PM): :: look to the women :: "Guard duty last night? Two slain, many more killed. Good work."
AussieScum
(7:41:52 PM): (( But mostly human ))
WotA Daere
(7:42:05 PM): "Not in my camp, there weren't, smartass."
WotA Kano (7:42:06 PM): ::kick Jarek in the shin:: "Nice."
AussieScum (7:42:12 PM): (( Classic. I like this character, Vic :-D ))
WotA Dethel
(7:42:30 PM): :shrugs:
WotA Erilys
(7:42:51 PM): ::favors Jarek with a long look, but continues surveying the area::
WotA Kano
(7:43:02 PM): "Listen, this place is gonna be hip-deep in blood soon...which means nose-deep for me, maybe ankle-deep to Mountain Boy here."
WotA Jarek (7:43:12 PM): "They slipped in, and probably out, somehow, lady."
WotA Daere
(7:43:14 PM): "C'mon, Er, we've got orders."
WotA Daere (7:43:20 PM): ::ignores Dev::
WotA Erilys (7:43:22 PM): ::then turns to Kano:: "Your friend said you were a mage."
WotA Dethel
(7:43:24 PM): "Not a good thing..."
WotA Axton
(7:43:27 PM): also keeps looking around including at #6
WotA Kano
(7:43:34 PM): "Yup. I'm a summoner!" ::proudly::
WotA Dethel (7:43:44 PM): "Or slipped back to their delegation..."
WotA Erilys
(7:43:52 PM): "Yeah - let's go. Though I want to take this jester along - he might be able to answer some questions."
AussieScum
(7:43:53 PM): Searching is completed by, oh, 5:45.
WotA Dethel
(7:43:57 PM): "Many opposed the treaty"
WotA Kano
(7:44:12 PM): "You want me to go with you? Sure!!"
AussieScum (7:44:13 PM): You still have orders, for the most part to get into the keep and speak to Sir Erik.
WotA Jarek
(7:44:15 PM): "Including the Empire."
WotA Erilys
(7:44:18 PM): "Great. Then you can explain how that explosion was summoned."
WotA Kano
(7:44:27 PM): "Magic. That part's easy."
WotA Axton (7:44:42 PM): go find sir erik. and see what he wants
WotA Erilys
(7:44:50 PM): ::withering look:: "Details, pipsqueak. And talk while we walk."
WotA Dethel
(7:44:51 PM): "The question is not how, but who..."
WotA Erilys
(7:45:02 PM): ::go see Sir Erik::
WotA Dethel
(7:45:16 PM): :off to the ... Sir Erik:
AussieScum
(7:45:19 PM): (( Not that Sir Erik wants anything. The various factions are hoping that *he* has information that you can bring back to your various commanders ))
WotA Jarek
(7:45:20 PM): (( it's Peck, MR. :-P))
WotA Erilys
(7:45:22 PM): "You want to grab his other arm, Daere?"
WotA Kano
(7:45:33 PM): "See, anyone able to pull down the entire side of a stone building, well, that's damned powerful. A lot beyond my capacity at this point."
WotA Erilys (7:45:42 PM): ((Peck?))
WotA Daere
(7:45:43 PM): ::sighs, but obliges::
WotA Daere (7:45:56 PM): ((willow reference))
WotA Erilys (7:46:06 PM): ((Ahhhhh))
WotA Daere
(7:46:17 PM): ((ooooh, I'm really scared.... there's a PECK over here with an ACORN pointed at me!!!))
WotA Jarek (7:46:26 PM): (( exactly :) ))
WotA Erilys
(7:46:30 PM): ((LOL!!))
WotA Dethel
(7:46:35 PM): ((That Willow!))
WotA Kano
(7:46:39 PM): "Could be arcane, or divine magic, too. Both of them can do that sort of thing."
WotA Kano (7:46:56 PM): ((Sure, pick on the little guy. :-D ))
WotA Axton (7:46:57 PM): well i dont like magic
WotA Axton
(7:46:59 PM): very much
WotA Jarek
(7:47:00 PM): "So can Nothrog siege weaponry."
WotA Kano
(7:47:11 PM): "It can? Hmm."
WotA Dethel (7:47:13 PM): "That leaves evidence..."
WotA Daere
(7:47:18 PM): "Yes, well, why don't you go track down that big invisible siege engine, then?"
WotA Erilys (7:47:20 PM): "I don't think that creates blinding lights, though."
WotA Dethel
(7:47:22 PM): "Let's find Sir Erik"
AussieScum
(7:47:28 PM): Ok, you move towards the castle and show the guards your papers. Somehow, in the confusion, the hulking Nothrog is assumed to be a part of your group and is admitted. Hey, it's easier than excluding him, don't you think?
WotA Erilys
(7:47:38 PM): ::finally looks at the elf::
WotA Kano
(7:47:44 PM): ((He's sneaking in behind the Summoner. ;-) ))
WotA Jarek (7:47:45 PM): "Even been near one of their cannons when it fired? It's pretty bright."
WotA Erilys
(7:47:48 PM): ::pointedly:: "WE already are."
WotA Erilys
(7:47:52 PM): ::turns back::
WotA Erilys
(7:48:06 PM): ((much!))
WotA Erilys
(7:48:25 PM): "No, I can't say I have." ::to Jarek::
WotA Dethel
(7:48:26 PM): "Excellent"
WotA Dethel
(7:48:37 PM): :keeps moving:
WotA Jarek
(7:48:58 PM): "Though Red is correct. There would have been barrels and barrels of the fuel they use."
AussieScum
(7:49:40 PM): Ok, you get to the keep entrance and the guards are *very* nervous looking
WotA Kano
(7:49:59 PM): ((brb, I keep following you guys))
WotA Erilys (7:50:01 PM): ::show orders::
AussieScum
(7:50:03 PM): They bristle in anger at the elf, but seeing his paperwork they let him in for the sake of diplomacy.
AussieScum
(7:50:09 PM): Or, at least, what little remains of it.
WotA Jarek
(7:50:18 PM): :: diplom his ass to be quick about things ::
WotA Daere
(7:50:19 PM): ::frowns thoughtfully at "barrels of fuel" reference...::
WotA Dethel (7:50:34 PM): :shakes his head, but remains silent:
AussieScum
(7:51:09 PM): (( call from work, one sec ))
WotA Daere
(7:51:47 PM): ((we'll stand in the lobby listening to the Muzak version of "Girl from Ipanima," no prob...))
WotA Jarek (7:52:33 PM): :: if there is, however, a moment while we stand there waiting, he'll straighten and then nod in greeting to the two humans, then the elf and throg :: "Jarek Arcadis. At your service."
WotA Erilys
(7:53:03 PM): "Erilys Rhys"
WotA Dethel
(7:53:20 PM): :nods back: "I am Dethel Netheryn"
WotA Erilys
(7:53:22 PM): "From Llyr."
WotA Erilys
(7:53:37 PM): ::continues to pointedly ignore the elf::
WotA Erilys
(7:53:45 PM): ((sorry, Joe :-P ))
WotA Axton
(7:53:46 PM): i am Axton as i have said before
WotA Daere
(7:53:57 PM): "Daere Cadogan."
AussieScum (7:54:03 PM): OK, see the map.
AussieScum
(7:54:04 PM): http://accordlands.kellscaer.net/Maps/Adventures/Location_4_Central_Keep.html
WotA Dethel (7:54:06 PM): ((I'll wait a bit longer before sacrificign you))
AussieScum
(7:54:12 PM): Ignore the stables for now.
WotA Daere
(7:54:43 PM): ((We're on the first floor?))
AussieScum (7:55:01 PM): Yep
WotA Axton
(7:55:11 PM): printing
WotA Dethel
(7:55:20 PM): In the doorway?
WotA Dethel
(7:55:35 PM): Guards, or anyone else?
AussieScum
(7:55:46 PM): Getting to that.
AussieScum
(7:55:52 PM): There's folks everywhere.
WotA Dethel
(7:55:55 PM): NP
WotA Jarek
(7:56:00 PM): I would expect.
AussieScum
(7:56:07 PM): As envoys from your varying factions, you're led through to see Sir Erik.
WotA Kano
(7:57:20 PM): ((b, sorry))
AussieScum (7:57:24 PM): You are taken to the second floor
AussieScum
(7:57:45 PM): Room 2.5
WotA Axton
(7:57:57 PM): where r the stairs
WotA Jarek
(7:58:04 PM): (( memorize the layout as I go. never know when I'll have to plan an assault. ))
WotA Jarek
(7:58:09 PM): (( corners ))
WotA Erilys
(7:58:17 PM): ((corner towers))
WotA Jarek
(7:58:41 PM): (( so - antechamber, 2.1, then 2.5, right? ))
AussieScum
(7:58:44 PM): You are taken through 2.1, where 8 guards are arrayed, very much on alert
AussieScum
(7:58:46 PM): yes
AussieScum
(7:58:53 PM): Into 2.5
AussieScum
(7:59:15 PM): Like most rooms in the suite, this bedroom is draped in black fabric.
WotA Kano
(7:59:37 PM): ::following along, impressed at being let up here, and staying mostly quiet at the moment::
WotA Erilys (7:59:48 PM): ((impressive!))
WotA Jarek
(7:59:48 PM): (( hey, we have the same decorator! :-P))
AussieScum
(7:59:53 PM): A simple desk and chair remain uncovered, and a determined looking young man shuffles through a stavck of papers.
AussieScum
(8:00:27 PM): When he looks toward you, his eyes betray the loss he has suffered.
AussieScum
(8:00:37 PM): "Yes?"
WotA Jarek
(8:00:50 PM): "Sir, we will not trouble thee but for a word of what has transpired."
WotA Axton
(8:01:02 PM): reporting as requested
WotA Erilys
(8:01:04 PM): ::quietly:: "Erilys Rhys, reporting as ordered, sir."
AussieScum
(8:01:25 PM): "Who ordered you here?" ((assuming you show your orders?))
WotA Daere
(8:01:27 PM): ::nods, and stays quiet behind Erilys::
WotA Dethel (8:01:33 PM): "I believe we are all hoping to bring back word of what you know to our respective delegations..."
WotA Axton
(8:01:36 PM): yes
WotA Jarek
(8:01:41 PM): ayup
WotA Daere
(8:01:44 PM): ((see, lookit that assist with the Diplomacy check! :-D))
WotA Kano (8:01:48 PM): ::points at Jarek:: "I'm with him." ::quietly::
WotA Dethel (8:02:01 PM): :shows orders:
AussieScum
(8:02:22 PM): (( one sec, more work ))
WotA Erilys
(8:02:30 PM): ((show orders))
WotA Dethel
(8:03:34 PM): brb
AussieScum
(8:05:39 PM): Sir Erik looks over your papers and goes "Hmmmmm".
AussieScum
(8:06:04 PM): "You are certainly a the most mis-matched bunch I've ever seen...."
WotA Kano
(8:06:22 PM): "We didn'
WotA Kano (8:06:28 PM): "We didn't set out that way. Sir."
AussieScum (8:06:33 PM): "Can you work together? Putting aside racial differences?" *He particularly peers at the elf and the humans as he says this*
AussieScum
(8:06:41 PM): "This is bigger than petty differences"
WotA Daere
(8:06:47 PM): "Uhhh..."
WotA Erilys (8:06:58 PM): ::eyes widen::
WotA Jarek
(8:07:08 PM): "Not a problem, sir."
AussieScum
(8:07:09 PM): "Someone has gone to a lot of effort to interrupt these proceedings"
WotA Axton
(8:07:12 PM): i can work with anyone for awhile
WotA Kano
(8:07:20 PM): ::nods:: "I'm flexible."
WotA Erilys (8:07:23 PM): ::looks at Daere, a long concerned look::
AussieScum
(8:07:31 PM): "I want them FOUND!" - he says the last as he smashes his fist onto the table, sending papers flying in the breeze he creates
WotA Dethel
(8:07:44 PM): "I certainly can. I want the treaty signed as much as anyone"
WotA Daere
(8:07:48 PM): "Uhhh... who?"
WotA Erilys (8:07:51 PM): ::flinches! then takes a deep breath::
WotA Erilys
(8:07:55 PM): "Yes, sir."
WotA Kano
(8:07:58 PM): ::to Sir Erik:: "It's clear that someone outside was involved...attacking both sides..."
WotA Kano (8:08:22 PM): ::to Daere:: "Whoever's behind all of this attacking...stuff..."
AussieScum (8:08:32 PM): "First, as of this moment, the 6 of you are working for me. I was the assassins found. Clear?"
WotA Kano
(8:08:42 PM): ::taps his temple with a finger:: "I may look silly, but I'm smart."
WotA Jarek (8:08:44 PM): "Are there any clues at this time?
WotA Erilys
(8:08:46 PM): "Yes, sir."
WotA Axton
(8:08:50 PM): yes
WotA Dethel
(8:08:54 PM): "yes, my Lord"
AussieScum
(8:08:58 PM): "Let me tell you what I know"
WotA Daere
(8:09:05 PM): ::makes face, but nods::
WotA Kano (8:09:06 PM): ::looks up:: "Working for *you*, sir? I'm honored!"
AussieScum (8:09:39 PM): "The assassin was only in the Ambassador's room for a few moments, but in that time he slashed the body nearly into a state beyond recognition"
AussieScum
(8:10:28 PM): "Three servants were also killed in the lightning fast attack"
WotA Jarek
(8:10:32 PM): :: brow wrinkles :: "Then art thou certain it is the Ambassador that was killed?"
WotA Dethel
(8:11:02 PM): :waits for him to finish before asking questions:
WotA Jarek
(8:11:04 PM): (( hmm... Vic missed the word 'nearly'... :) ))
AussieScum
(8:11:05 PM): "One guard reported seeing a single dark figure leave the ambassador's room and he believes it was an elf"
AussieScum
(8:11:44 PM): "You, elf, will find many people ready to gut you in this keep. I advise caution. I will let them know that you are under my command, but still...."
WotA Kano
(8:11:51 PM): "Though, since he'd suspect an elf, he'd assume it was an elf even if it wasn't..."
AussieScum (8:12:24 PM): "I don't want to believe this story, I'm still holding out hope for the treaty to be signed"
WotA Jarek
(8:12:32 PM): "My thoughts as well."
WotA Dethel
(8:12:37 PM): "I've not doubt my Lord. One gets used to it. None the less, I am for peace. and will do what I can"
AussieScum
(8:12:51 PM): "Sulluman, though, has refused to sign, before returning to Myreth to consult with his rulers"
AussieScum
(8:12:59 PM): (( Sulluman is Sir Erik's counterpart now ))
WotA Jarek
(8:13:09 PM): (( "I am for peace", says the Vampire wannabe ))
WotA Dethel
(8:13:20 PM): "And disguise is more than likely in this situation"
WotA Erilys
(8:13:41 PM): "Will evidence of the assassins change his mind, do you think, sir?"
WotA Dethel
(8:13:42 PM): ((Vampire are all for peace... :-)))
WotA Daere
(8:13:53 PM): ::begins to look more and more as if she's bitten into something sour...::
WotA Axton (8:14:11 PM): yea peaces of necks
AussieScum
(8:14:17 PM): "Things had gone well last night. The talks on the third floor were long, but progress was being made and Ambassador Caolwarder was insistent that he might have found a way to satisfy High Queen Tepheroth's bloodlust
WotA Dethel
(8:14:18 PM): :-D
WotA Jarek (8:14:19 PM): "And how long can you keep him and his men here?"
AussieScum
(8:14:23 PM): without compromising Andover"
WotA Erilys
(8:14:45 PM): "Did he tell anyone what that was?"
WotA Daere
(8:14:47 PM): ::blink:: "How's that?"
WotA Dethel (8:14:55 PM): "Indeed?"
AussieScum
(8:15:10 PM): "I was actually quite surprise that a condition of the treay was not the release of the elf spy Cynarre who we have in the dungeons"
AussieScum
(8:15:25 PM): "Up until a couple of hours ago, it was all oh so promising"
WotA Dethel
(8:15:32 PM): ((Do I know that name?))
AussieScum
(8:15:43 PM): (( I'll come back to all your questions in a sec :-))
AussieScum
(8:16:12 PM): "I'm sure that this isn't over yet, I'd advise keeping an eye on Son of the Clouds, of the llyr delegation in case he becomes a target"
WotA Erilys
(8:16:51 PM): ::with more enthusiasm:: "Of course, sir!"
AussieScum
(8:17:01 PM): He tells you that possible places to investigate or people to question are: The murder scenes, the Keep Commander, the Elven leader.
AussieScum
(8:17:10 PM): The elf prisoner
WotA Kano
(8:17:41 PM): ::nods:: "I'm good at talking to people."
AussieScum (8:17:45 PM): He also tells you that he was a target, but that he actually managed to kill his attacker, so they do have one body ...
WotA Erilys
(8:18:02 PM): ::nods:: "I would like to see that."
WotA Jarek
(8:18:04 PM): "Well done, sir."
WotA Dethel
(8:18:28 PM): "Thanks the gods for that, sir"
AussieScum
(8:18:57 PM): OK moving back to the questions during my hand typed BT:-)
AussieScum (8:19:12 PM): Erilys: Evidence of the assasins may change his mind, yes
AussieScum
(8:19:48 PM): Jarek: Probably not long. but it's only been an hour since the attack. Lock down is to be expected, at least for a day or two, I'd think. Anything beyond that is probably a stretch
AussieScum
(8:20:10 PM): Daere: He never did tell me exactly how he was going to manage to sate the High Queen's bloodlust.
WotA Kano
(8:20:38 PM): ((He was going to sacrifice one Nimbic. ;-) ))
AussieScum (8:21:01 PM): Dethel: Yes, you know the name Sulluman.
AussieScum
(8:21:06 PM): He's the elf 2-I-C
AussieScum
(8:21:19 PM): .
AussieScum
(8:21:20 PM): .
WotA Dethel
(8:21:21 PM): ((I was asking after Cynarre...))
AussieScum
(8:21:32 PM): Oh... no, I don't believe you do, then
WotA Dethel
(8:22:30 PM): "Is this building warded against transportation magic, my Lord?"
WotA Daere
(8:22:32 PM): ((if that's it for questions... I vote for starting with murder scenes, before they get further trampled))
AussieScum (8:22:49 PM): "Any other questions before you get down to work?", he asks, as he scribbles 6 notes, seals them with his signature and chop and gives one to each of you."
WotA Axton
(8:22:53 PM): i agree daere
WotA Erilys
(8:22:57 PM): ((Agreed, then the body of the man Sir Erik killed))
AussieScum
(8:23:09 PM): "This requests all officers of the keep to grant you as much cooperation as they can"
WotA Axton
(8:23:20 PM): takes note
WotA Erilys
(8:23:36 PM): ::nods, and bows as she accepts the note::
WotA Kano
(8:23:51 PM): ::bow deeply::
AussieScum (8:24:09 PM): "Bring me good news. Good luck. Dismissed"
WotA Dethel
(8:24:13 PM): "Thank you. I appreciate your trust, and the guidance"
WotA Axton
(8:24:18 PM): leaves
WotA Jarek
(8:24:27 PM): "'Tis an honor to be of service. Thou canst count on us." (( actually including the nimbic in that ))
WotA Erilys
(8:24:29 PM): ::bows and leaves::
WotA Dethel
(8:24:34 PM): ((Steve - did you miss the question, or did he ignore it?))
WotA Kano
(8:24:40 PM): ::smiles up at Jarek::
WotA Jarek (8:25:28 PM): :: outside :: "I imagine you two won't trust this one to be out of your sight, so we may as well stay together."
WotA Daere
(8:25:49 PM): "It's as much for his safety as anything."
AussieScum (8:25:54 PM): (( Missed the question: answer is no, not to his knowledge ))
WotA Erilys
(8:26:15 PM): ::nods:: "Let's start with the murder scenes, then - and as long as we're here ..."
WotA Erilys
(8:26:47 PM): "we might as well start here."
WotA Jarek
(8:26:53 PM): :: nod agreement, let the others lead the way ::
AussieScum
(8:26:55 PM): (( in order tosave a little time... ))
AussieScum
(8:27:05 PM): The murder scenes have little to show....
WotA Axton
(8:27:08 PM): good place as any
AussieScum
(8:27:15 PM): 2.2 was where the Human ambassador was murdered.
WotA Erilys
(8:27:23 PM): ::looks for the nearest Commander, and requests to be shown the murder scene::
WotA Daere
(8:27:25 PM): ((No tracks, method of entrance/egress?))
AussieScum (8:27:39 PM): They body has been moved to 2.3 and lies under a shroud, surrounded by 8 guards who won't let you any closer than 10 feet
WotA Erilys
(8:27:43 PM): ::search room after Daere looks for her tracks::
WotA Jarek
(8:27:53 PM): (( what a walk. all the way across the hall. *chuckle* ))
WotA Kano
(8:27:58 PM): "I can detect whether there's magic around...but..." ::looks embarrassed:: "I can only do it once today."
AussieScum (8:27:59 PM): The room itself, (2.2) looks all but spotless - except for the blood of course
WotA Erilys
(8:28:08 PM): "Would you lift the shroud, please?"
AussieScum
(8:28:11 PM): No tracks, nothing to indicate that anyone other than the victim was in here.
AussieScum
(8:28:18 PM): This was the work of a professional.
WotA Daere
(8:28:23 PM): "So how'd the guy get in?"
WotA Jarek (8:28:39 PM): "Guess? Window."
AussieScum
(8:28:40 PM): The guards comply and lify the shroud sadly.
AussieScum
(8:28:43 PM): The body is a mess
WotA Dethel
(8:28:47 PM): "Most likely: Magic"
WotA Kano
(8:28:48 PM): "Or teleportation."
WotA Erilys (8:28:54 PM): "Secret door? But there doesn't seem to be room for one."
WotA Erilys
(8:29:03 PM): ::examine carefully::
WotA Dethel
(8:29:15 PM): :try to determine what made the wounds:
AussieScum
(8:29:17 PM): (( The room or the body ))
WotA Erilys
(8:29:23 PM): ((no windows on the map for that room - I thought about that :-) ))
AussieScum
(8:29:24 PM): Dethel: Heal check?
WotA Erilys
(8:29:30 PM): ((both, Steve))
WotA Axton
(8:29:40 PM): also try to determin what weapon
OnlineHost
(8:29:46 PM): WotA Dethel rolled 1 20-sided die: 5
WotA Daere (8:29:51 PM): ((I'll check the room. Is there a window?))
WotA Dethel (8:29:52 PM): Heal 13
AussieScum
(8:30:03 PM): Erilys: The body has been sliced up like a Thanksgiving Turkey. Icky.
AussieScum
(8:30:16 PM): The room itself has nothing particular to offer you other than what I've stated already
AussieScum
(8:30:26 PM): Dethel: The injuries are consistent with a thin blade
AussieScum
(8:30:38 PM): Dagger / Knife / Small sword
WotA Jarek
(8:30:39 PM): (( good point - interior room. how dull ))
WotA Erilys
(8:30:42 PM): ((walls thick enough for secret passages?))
AussieScum
(8:30:45 PM): Slashing weapon, not piercing
WotA Dethel
(8:30:57 PM): "My guess is that the wounds are made by a thin blade"
WotA Kano
(8:31:08 PM): ((adamantium claws... ;-) ))
AussieScum (8:31:09 PM): (( I'm unclear on the window, myself. let's say no ))
WotA Dethel
(8:31:26 PM): "I can't tell from here, but poison is also likely..."
AussieScum
(8:31:32 PM): Walls could be thick enough for a secret passage if the passee was thin
AussieScum
(8:31:57 PM): Search if you want to.
WotA Erilys
(8:32:03 PM): ::search for secret doors, then, just in case::
AussieScum
(8:32:12 PM): Roll it
WotA Daere
(8:32:14 PM): "Poison? The guy got fricasseed, what good would poison have done?"
OnlineHost (8:32:18 PM): WoTA Axton rolled 1 20-sided die: 3
WotA Axton (8:32:22 PM): search 4
WotA Jarek
(8:32:24 PM): "Thin blade... poison... it Does sound elven." *shrug* "Or human or deverenian."
WotA Dethel
(8:32:26 PM): "Made sure of the kill"
OnlineHost
(8:32:31 PM): WotA Erilys rolled 1 20-sided die: 1
WotA Axton (8:32:34 PM): i cant even find the rest of the group
WotA Erilys
(8:32:44 PM): Yeesh! ((Ltta? ;-) ))
WotA Dethel
(8:32:47 PM): :starts to speak, then stops:
AussieScum
(8:32:52 PM): (( Bon? What are you doing in a Nothrog body.... ))
WotA Daere
(8:32:56 PM): Yep, diebot's working as usual...
WotA Erilys (8:32:57 PM): ((and here I was gonna take 10 ...))
AussieScum
(8:33:06 PM): In any event, you don't find anything.
WotA Kano
(8:33:16 PM): ::will look, just because everyone else seems to be::
OnlineHost (8:33:19 PM): WotAKano rolled 1 20-sided die: 6
WotA Kano (8:33:30 PM): ((Feh. 9. Frickin' hobbit Kinnington.))
OnlineHost (8:33:45 PM): WotA Daere rolled 1 20-sided die: 6
WotA Dethel (8:33:50 PM): ((Do I get an elven bonus for Secret doors?))
WotA Daere
(8:33:54 PM): Bah. No love for me, either.
WotA Erilys (8:34:29 PM): ((what happened to all those crits I hit Ro and Augi with over the weekend? Sigh.))
AussieScum
(8:34:30 PM): (( hate to spoil the mood... look at Mike's name: WotAKano - prouonounced as What-A-Can-O - I want to add WHUP-ASS! ))
WotA Dethel
(8:34:54 PM): That's where it comes from Steve :-D
AussieScum
(8:35:12 PM): (( I know, but the WotA in front of it makes it more so :-) - ANYWAY... ))
WotA Dethel
(8:35:30 PM): I get it...
AussieScum
(8:35:32 PM): If you do, Dethel, it didn't help here
AussieScum
(8:35:44 PM): The time is now, oh, 6:10
WotA Daere
(8:36:09 PM): "Right. So. Dead assassin?"
WotA Dethel (8:36:13 PM): "Let's check the body of Sir Erik's attacker, before we leave this building?"
WotA Erilys
(8:36:21 PM): "Look at the dead assassin before heading for" ::a sour face:: "The elven encampment?"
WotA Axton
(8:36:23 PM): good idea
WotA Jarek
(8:36:42 PM): :: move to where the attacker must have stood to attack, then look about from that spot. :: (( I know - nothing. but it's what he would try. ))
WotA Dethel
(8:36:47 PM): :smiles:
WotA Kano
(8:37:06 PM): ((Recreate the battle, Humperdinck. ;-) ))
AussieScum (8:37:45 PM): While you are doing this you suddenly hear a flurry of footsteps and feel someone passing by, but you do not see anyone. Then, you hear a voice....
AussieScum
(8:38:03 PM): "This is the world we are giving you," the voice says, icy and proud.
AussieScum
(8:38:10 PM): "Spread this message, there will be no peace!"
OnlineHost
(8:38:17 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 6-sided die: 6
WotA Axton (8:38:25 PM): says who?
WotA Daere
(8:38:26 PM): "What the HELL- ?!?!"
OnlineHost (8:38:27 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 20-sided die: 8
WotA Erilys (8:38:28 PM): ::looks around, startled::
AussieScum
(8:38:33 PM): What's your FF AC, Daere?
WotA Erilys
(8:38:34 PM): "What?"
WotA Dethel
(8:38:38 PM): :cast detect magic:
WotA Daere
(8:38:41 PM): Oh, poop.
AussieScum (8:39:02 PM): I assume that a 28 will hit you? O:-)
WotA Daere (8:39:07 PM): Um, yes.
AussieScum (8:39:11 PM): (( Look at that number and be afraid ))
OnlineHost
(8:39:15 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 8-sided die: 8
WotA Erilys (8:39:20 PM): ((very ))
AussieScum
(8:39:22 PM): How many HP do you have?
WotA Kano
(8:39:24 PM): ((I was just thinking that...))
WotA Daere (8:39:24 PM): Lousy no having uncanny dodge yet...
WotA Dethel (8:39:25 PM): ((be very afraid!))
WotA Daere
(8:39:35 PM): More than that, but not by much! =-O
WotA Erilys (8:39:43 PM): ((I think that's "did" you have ... :-( ))
WotA Axton
(8:39:48 PM): steve.... we are only 1st level
WotA Dethel
(8:39:53 PM): ((You forget Str bonus))
(8:39:54 PM) WotA Jarek has left the room.
WotA Daere (8:39:55 PM): I have 13 hp
WotA Axton (8:39:56 PM): be nice
(8:39:57 PM) WotA Jarek has entered the room.
AussieScum (8:39:59 PM): You take 12.
WotA Daere
(8:40:08 PM): "OWWWWW!!!"
AussieScum (8:40:09 PM): As the flat of a blade wallops you in the side of the head
AussieScum
(8:40:13 PM): (subdual)
WotA Erilys
(8:40:24 PM): "DAERE!!!"
AussieScum
(8:40:25 PM): Standing before you is an elf.
WotA Daere
(8:40:36 PM): I hit it.
WotA Jarek (8:40:40 PM): (( great time to get booted. WTF! ))
WotA Erilys
(8:40:59 PM): (8:39:54 PM) WotA Jarek has left the room.WotA Daere (8:39:55 PM): I have 13 hpWotA Axton (8:39:56 PM): be nice(8:39:57 PM) WotA Jarek has entered the room.
WotA Erilys (8:41:08 PM): ((you didn't miss much :-) ))
WotA Kano
(8:41:18 PM): ((He was locked up for several minutes, actually.)
WotA Jarek (8:41:20 PM): nope - I was gone long before I was signed off
WotA Kano
(8:41:24 PM): ((will catch him up in IM))
AussieScum (8:41:25 PM): He wears black leather and has a black knife in one hand and a longsword of Andoveran make in the other.
WotA Erilys
(8:41:30 PM): ((Ahhh :-( ))
WotA Jarek
(8:41:33 PM): but hey - don't pause on my account
AussieScum
(8:41:40 PM): He sheathes the black knife quickly and stands grinning
WotA Daere
(8:41:53 PM): ((You got him, Mike? I'm busy getting my ass kicked, here... :-P))
AussieScum (8:41:59 PM): (( you only missed Daere getting whacked with the side of a blade ))
WotA Daere
(8:42:20 PM): So do you want an Init check, or can I smack him back?
AussieScum (8:42:31 PM): (( Vic, for your background info, this is *the* black knife ))
AussieScum
(8:42:34 PM): Inits please
OnlineHost
(8:42:39 PM): WotA Daere rolled 1 20-sided die: 1
OnlineHost (8:42:40 PM): WotA Erilys rolled 1 20-sided die: 17
WotA Kano (8:42:44 PM): ((got him))
OnlineHost (8:42:45 PM): WotA Dethel rolled 1 20-sided die: 16
WotA Daere (8:42:47 PM): *&@$!!!!
OnlineHost (8:42:48 PM): WotAKano rolled 1 20-sided die: 20
WotA Erilys (8:42:49 PM): ((20 init))
WotA Axton
(8:42:50 PM): growl at the elfe
OnlineHost
(8:42:58 PM): WoTA Axton rolled 1 20-sided die: 1
WotA Kano (8:43:00 PM): ((Init 24))
WotA Axton (8:43:02 PM): init 2
OnlineHost
(8:43:11 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 20-sided die: 15
WotA Dethel (8:43:16 PM): init 20
WotA Axton
(8:43:17 PM): f&&&&ng diebot
WotA Erilys
(8:43:26 PM): (dex 17)
WotA Daere
(8:43:29 PM): I've got a *&@$ing 4.
AussieScum (8:43:31 PM): dethel/erilys, dex?
WotA Dethel
(8:43:43 PM): ((Daere - you're quasi-stunned :-D))
WotA Daere
(8:44:05 PM): ((Apparently! :-P))
OnlineHost (8:44:11 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 5
WotA Jarek (8:44:15 PM): 7 init
WotA Dethel
(8:44:25 PM): dex 19
WotA Jarek
(8:44:38 PM): (( we're being attacked in the guy's room? in the hallway? sky? what? ))
AussieScum
(8:44:51 PM): In the dude's room.
AussieScum
(8:44:52 PM): 2.2
WotA Axton
(8:45:06 PM): what about the guards what r they doing
AussieScum
(8:45:15 PM): He is an elf, but doesn't quite look normal.
WotA Kano
(8:45:17 PM): ((guards are in the next room))
AussieScum (8:45:33 PM): He has long white and black hair and jagged ridges over his eyes.
AussieScum
(8:45:38 PM): Guards are in 2.3
WotA Axton
(8:45:48 PM): i know where they are at.
AussieScum
(8:45:51 PM): Kano - batter up, I'm on deck
AussieScum
(8:46:02 PM): (( they may appear shortly, this has only just happened :-) ))
WotA Kano
(8:46:40 PM): ::move back 5' if I have to in order to not be threatened by Blackknife, cast Silent Image, making hulking Nothrog guards appear in both doorways::
WotA Kano (8:46:51 PM): "Oh, thank the gods, the backups are here."
WotA Kano (8:47:27 PM): ::and done::
AussieScum (8:47:38 PM): Since he doesn't seem to have spellcraft..... we'll say that he doesn't call you out for the fake you are
WotA Kano
(8:47:47 PM): ((Oh, I'm a total fake.))
AussieScum (8:47:53 PM): Me then Dethel then Erilys
WotA Kano
(8:48:20 PM): ((Though, given his +20 attack bonus, maybe making him think he has to stay here isn't the best idea I ever had.))
AussieScum (8:48:55 PM): He looks at the woman who withstood his first blow (lucky I decided not to roll sneak on that ;-) ) and instead takes a step towards the mage
AussieScum
(8:49:06 PM): "Brave nimbic. A pity that bravery means death"
OnlineHost
(8:49:10 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 20-sided die: 7
WotA Jarek (8:49:17 PM): (( if retro free actions are allowed )) :: plant :: "Take me, foul assassin."
WotA Daere
(8:49:20 PM): "Yeah, you better run, bothuv ya..."
AussieScum (8:49:28 PM): I'm assuming that a 25 will hit you
WotA Kano
(8:49:34 PM): ((Just barely. ;-) ))
AussieScum (8:49:55 PM): Calling over his shoulder to Jarek he says. "You earned death next, child of Deverenia"
OnlineHost
(8:49:59 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 8-sided die: 2
AussieScum (8:50:05 PM): 6 points subdual, Kano
WotA Kano
(8:50:21 PM): ::looks like he's about to fall over::
AussieScum (8:50:34 PM): Dethel, then Erilys
WotA Dethel
(8:50:36 PM): Cast Command on BG: "Die"
WotA Jarek
(8:51:16 PM): (( I don't think that's a command option, joe. ))
AussieScum
(8:51:20 PM): (( he has more hit dice than you know how to count, Dethel. He shrugs off your pathetic command ))
AussieScum
(8:51:30 PM): (( In 2E and 3.0 I believe it just makes you sleep :-) ))
WotA Daere
(8:51:35 PM): ((Yes, it is. Makes him go sleepy-bye for a round...))
WotA Dethel (8:51:41 PM): ((Da))
AussieScum
(8:51:48 PM): (( that's how I've always played it. And it's much more elfy than saying sleep :-)))
AussieScum
(8:51:59 PM): Erilys, then Jarek
WotA Erilys
(8:52:02 PM): ::move to flank the elf with Daere (if that's still possible), drawing as I go, and attack::
WotA Dethel
(8:52:04 PM): (Da :-D)
OnlineHost
(8:52:04 PM): WotA Erilys rolled 1 20-sided die: 9
WotA Erilys (8:52:16 PM): A whole AC 11! :-)
AussieScum
(8:52:24 PM): You whiff. Duh ;-)
WotA Erilys (8:52:29 PM): ::grimly silent::
WotA Erilys
(8:52:37 PM): ((well, yeah ... ))
AussieScum
(8:52:43 PM): Jarek, Daere on deck
WotA Kano
(8:52:45 PM): ((But, just think, if we beat him, we'd get enough XP to make, like 5th level! :-D ))
WotA Erilys (8:52:55 PM): ((LOL!!!!))
WotA Jarek
(8:53:28 PM): :: spin the halberd up and strike with a wide sweeping blow :: "If that is to be, then it shalled be well earned."
OnlineHost
(8:53:30 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 10
WotA Dethel (8:53:32 PM): :Shouts: "There will be peace!"
WotA Jarek
(8:53:38 PM): eh. 17
WotA Jarek
(8:53:56 PM): (( actually, 16 or 18 with flank ))
AussieScum
(8:54:01 PM): Your halberd slams into his armored side. And bounces right off. Did you sharpen that thing this morning?
WotA Jarek
(8:54:10 PM): eat me
AussieScum
(8:54:20 PM): Yes, I will, next init.
WotA Kano
(8:54:23 PM): ((Don't say that with an elf in the room. :-D ))
AussieScum (8:54:26 PM): Daere, then Axton.
WotA Daere
(8:54:28 PM): I shoot him. Not sure where I'm standing, but I'll step back if necessary.
OnlineHost (8:54:31 PM): WotA Daere rolled 1 20-sided die: 10
WotA Daere (8:54:37 PM): Pffft. Next.
AussieScum (8:54:44 PM): He negligently waves the arrow away
AussieScum
(8:54:48 PM): Axton, then kano
WotA Axton
(8:54:51 PM): move to attck flanking if possible
OnlineHost
(8:54:54 PM): WoTA Axton rolled 1 20-sided die: 12
AussieScum (8:54:55 PM): Go for it
WotA Axton
(8:55:00 PM): ac 18
AussieScum
(8:55:12 PM): (( I'm waiting for one of you to roll a 20. Then he might actually get annoyed ))
AussieScum
(8:55:18 PM): You miss.
AussieScum
(8:55:22 PM): Kano, then me.
WotA Daere
(8:55:28 PM): ((Right. I'll be right back with that live chicken...))
WotA Kano (8:55:31 PM): ((We'll be waiting a while. To quote a certain LSJ module... "WE SUCK!"))
WotA Axton (8:55:54 PM): attack the die bot after this
AussieScum
(8:56:00 PM): (( Ha! ))
AussieScum
(8:56:24 PM): (( Show me what you got, Kano. Got a Feign Death spell handy? ))
WotA Kano
(8:56:25 PM): ::drop the illusion, pull out my staff, look like I want to lie down, done::
AussieScum (8:56:50 PM): "Son of Deverenus, your wish is mine to deliver"
AussieScum
(8:57:03 PM): He turns on Jarek and opens a Kano-Whup-as
OnlineHost
(8:57:15 PM): AussieScum rolled 3 20-sided dice: 18 8 8
WotA Daere (8:57:21 PM): =-O
WotA Erilys (8:57:23 PM): (Yow!)
WotA Kano
(8:57:25 PM): ((Say g'night, Gracie.))
WotA Axton (8:57:29 PM): ouch
AussieScum
(8:57:42 PM): 32 / 22 / 14
WotA Jarek
(8:57:55 PM): two hits (( pbbbbbt!!! ))
AussieScum
(8:58:08 PM): (( Cear slices his on throat in disgust ;-) ))
OnlineHost
(8:58:13 PM): AussieScum rolled 2 8-sided dice: 6 3
AussieScum (8:58:20 PM): take 17 subdual
WotA Jarek
(8:58:31 PM): whumpf!
AussieScum
(8:59:05 PM): "Next!" cries the assassin
AussieScum
(8:59:09 PM): Dethel, then Erilys
WotA Dethel
(8:59:17 PM): :move to find Sir Erik, shouting over shoulder:"This is a diversion!"
WotA Jarek
(8:59:26 PM): (( btw - http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/command.htm it has a specific list. more pbbbbttt! ))
AussieScum (8:59:38 PM): (( Rules Lawyer! ;-) ))
WotA Daere
(8:59:50 PM): ((Changed for 3.5, did it?))
WotA Jarek (8:59:52 PM): (( I play a cleric, what can I say. ))
AussieScum
(9:00:03 PM): Erilys, then Jarek, who's down, then Daere
WotA Erilys
(9:00:09 PM): ::Attack again, with two swords this time:: "Who are you?"
OnlineHost
(9:00:13 PM): WotA Erilys rolled 2 20-sided dice: 19 11
AussieScum (9:00:17 PM): "I am your death, woman"
WotA Daere
(9:00:22 PM): ((Therrrrrrre it is!))
WotA Erilys (9:00:39 PM): AC 22 with flank .. threat?
WotA Erilys
(9:00:42 PM): And, miss
AussieScum
(9:00:43 PM): Not even close
WotA Erilys
(9:00:49 PM): I thought so :-(
WotA Erilys
(9:01:01 PM): "So many things are - your name, Death?"
WotA Erilys
(9:01:05 PM): ::and done::
AussieScum
(9:01:17 PM): Jarek sleeps
AussieScum
(9:01:22 PM): Daere and Axton
WotA Daere
(9:01:23 PM): Shoot him.
OnlineHost (9:01:24 PM): WotA Daere rolled 1 20-sided die: 9
WotA Daere (9:01:27 PM): Or not.
AussieScum (9:01:34 PM): Axton then Kano
OnlineHost
(9:01:36 PM): WoTA Axton rolled 1 20-sided die: 14
WotA Daere (9:01:39 PM): "Bloody hell, hold still..."
WotA Axton (9:01:40 PM): miss
AussieScum
(9:01:43 PM): Kano then me
WotA Daere
(9:01:47 PM): ((Can I spend a FP?))
AussieScum (9:01:49 PM): Dethel runs for help....
WotA Kano
(9:01:58 PM): ::Kano is dumb this way. Go hit the dood with my stick.::
OnlineHost (9:02:03 PM): WotAKano rolled 1 20-sided die: 15
WotA Daere (9:02:07 PM): ((Pleeeeeeaaaase? I'll call on the Daaaaaark Siiiiide...))
WotA Kano (9:02:10 PM): ((17? :-D ))
AussieScum (9:02:14 PM): Um, no
WotA Dethel
(9:02:20 PM): Persistant little SOB :-D
WotA Kano
(9:02:29 PM): ((I don't know fear.))
WotA Axton (9:02:34 PM): need to roll a 20 to hit
AussieScum
(9:02:44 PM): The assassin looks at Kano, then looks at the Nothrog, then back at Kano and says "Die, insect"
OnlineHost
(9:02:54 PM): AussieScum rolled 3 20-sided dice: 1 5 6
WotA Kano (9:02:59 PM): ((Oh, this guy has serious priority issues.))
AussieScum (9:03:00 PM): Oh goodness.
WotA Kano
(9:03:02 PM): ((LOL!!!))
WotA Erilys (9:03:04 PM): "I thought you wanted me, not him"
AussieScum
(9:03:06 PM): What's your AC Kano?
WotA Kano
(9:03:15 PM): 15
WotA Kano (9:03:21 PM): ((He has to get me at least once))
AussieScum (9:03:30 PM): If he misses you more than once, he may take the honorable way out and kill himself.
AussieScum
(9:03:52 PM): He hits you and takes out down.
AussieScum
(9:04:01 PM): Let's get past this because Vic just about has to go
WotA Kano
(9:04:04 PM): (("Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!"))
WotA Daere (9:04:16 PM): ((I'm fading pretty fast myself...))
AussieScum (9:04:23 PM): (( Just realized it's midnight ))
AussieScum
(9:04:33 PM): The rest of you plink at him and likely whiff
WotA Daere
(9:04:34 PM): ((All that blunt force head trauma... :-P))
WotA Jarek (9:04:35 PM): (( cookie for you :) ))
OnlineHost
(9:04:52 PM): WotA Daere rolled 1 20-sided die: 19
WotA Axton (9:04:53 PM): yea and some place it is noon :-D
OnlineHost
(9:04:59 PM): WotA Erilys rolled 1 20-sided die: 12
WotA Daere (9:05:01 PM): GAHHHHH!!! Soooo clooooose!!!
AussieScum (9:05:11 PM): As it comes back to his action, just as Dethel returns with the guards, the bad guys says "Remember my words. There will be no peace"
WotA Erilys
(9:05:12 PM): ((Know the feeling ...))
AussieScum
(9:05:17 PM): He says a word of magic and vanishes
AussieScum
(9:05:47 PM): We'll wrap up there, as a few medics come in and tend to your subdual injuries
WotA Daere
(9:05:55 PM): Huzzah.
WotA Kano (9:05:58 PM): ((No peas? That's OK...I don't like peas...))
WotA Axton (9:06:02 PM): great
AussieScum
(9:06:04 PM): (( how long does it take to recover from subdual damage? ))
WotA Erilys
(9:06:05 PM): "Did anyone recognize him?"
WotA Dethel
(9:06:10 PM): :Moves to his new comrades and starts to patch them together:
AussieScum
(9:06:11 PM): (( Will magic healing help recover that? ))
WotA Kano
(9:06:18 PM): ((you get back 1 point/level/hour. Magical healing will recover it, too))
WotA Jarek (9:06:21 PM): "I'm so gonna kill that guy. Eventually."
WotA Axton
(9:06:31 PM): same here
AussieScum
(9:06:34 PM): (( There'll be a few keep clerics to patch you up ))
WotA Erilys
(9:06:38 PM): "I'm with you, Jarek."
WotA Dethel
(9:06:38 PM): ((Can Heal skill help?))
WotA Daere
(9:06:42 PM): "Not if I see him fir- OW!"
WotA Kano (9:06:50 PM): ::wakes up, looks at Erilys and Daere:: "Oooooh, look, Jarek, there's angels here..." ::grins::
AussieScum (9:06:59 PM): (( You've just had the pleasure of being beaten up by one of the Medusan Lords, but you don't know that ))
WotA Kano
(9:07:10 PM): ((And us with a lowly Starter Deck. :-D ))
AussieScum (9:07:15 PM): (( Cear Adinerach, Master Assassin of House Tansiq ))
WotA Erilys
(9:07:17 PM): ::looks surprised, then laughs, the first time you've seen her even smile::
WotA Dethel
(9:07:18 PM): LOL
AussieScum
(9:07:38 PM): (( Why do you think that I find Vic's cleric's name so amusing. House Tansiq are not nice guys :-) ))
WotA Axton
(9:07:48 PM): lets hope it gets easier from now on
WotA Erilys
(9:07:49 PM): ((snicker))
AussieScum
(9:07:50 PM): Well, hope you all had a good time for the first three hours :-)
AussieScum (9:07:53 PM): I know I did
WotA Jarek
(9:08:00 PM): (( well, I never figured anyone in LSJ land would catch Warlord references... ))
WotA Kano
(9:08:02 PM): ((Sure. My fingers are tired.))
WotA Erilys (9:08:02 PM): ((Indeed - thanks, Steve!))
WotA Dethel
(9:08:04 PM): Aye, Laddie
WotA Axton
(9:08:05 PM): it was interesting
WotA Daere
(9:08:07 PM): I did. Thank you for running. This looks like it's going to be a pretty interesting group!
WotA Axton (9:08:10 PM): thats steve
WotA Axton
(9:08:21 PM): thanks that is steve
AussieScum
(9:08:24 PM): Let's call it 6:20 am for pick up for Thursday's session



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