ACCORDLANDS Campaign

 

The Church of the Storm

Log 2007-01-02



WotA Daere
(6:07:27 PM): Me and Axton and Eirlys are basically going out for a pint while the others go talk to the high muckety-mucks, right? :-D
WotA Axton (6:07:40 PM): yea
WotA Eirlys
(6:07:46 PM): Yup.
WotA Axton
(6:07:53 PM): c /pink/quart/
WotA Daere
(6:07:56 PM): Shiny.
WotA Kano (6:08:04 PM): (I need a quick refresher on exactly what the situation is...)
WotA Axton (6:08:14 PM): c /pink/pint
WotA Kano
(6:08:20 PM): (I've got a total mental block on what we're doing)
WotA Eirlys (6:08:31 PM): brb - must close a window down the hall
WotA Daere
(6:08:37 PM): (Lemme see... missing religious leader. Paladins turned to stone. Hidden room under the alter in the church.)
WotA Kano (6:08:42 PM): (Oh, right!)
WotA Kano (6:09:00 PM): (We went down there and found all sorts of naughty evidence.)
WotA Daere (6:09:14 PM): (We went to talk to the craftsmen and other Salts of the Earth... er, Accordlands. I think you guys were off to talk to... somebody more important.))
WotA Kano (6:09:29 PM): (Town leaders, IIRC)
WotA Daere (6:09:52 PM): (Something like that, I lost the logs along with my character sheet when my laptop went belly-up this morning...)
WotA Kano (6:10:08 PM): Hence the :-(
WotA Axton (6:11:53 PM): brb
WotA Daere
(6:13:53 PM): (Eh, on the upside, I guess this means I get to buy myself a late Christmas present...)
WotA Daere (6:15:51 PM): ((OK, I've got my character sheet all ready to go. I have NO idea how much money I have left, but I'm sure I had at least enough for a round of ale... so I'm all set! :-P))
WotA Axton (6:15:55 PM): b
WotA Eirlys
(6:16:13 PM): (if you don't, I do :-) )
WotA Axton
(6:16:30 PM): MR know eveything
WotA Daere
(6:16:35 PM): "Right! Just in time, big guy!... I skipped breakfast, I'm starving. What've they got to eat in this joint, first round of drinks on me..."
WotA Axton (6:16:44 PM): she could play all our char with out us]
WotA Eirlys
(6:16:58 PM): ((Ha!!!))
WotA Eirlys
(6:17:38 PM): I need to get logs and stuff up ... this week, most likely. Catching up is one reason I took extra vacation.
WotA Kano
(6:17:56 PM): (I do think I could trust her to put the proper level of manic energy into Kano, even if she didn't get the attitude quite right. :-) )
WotA Eirlys (6:18:06 PM): LOL! Thanks.
WotA Daere
(6:19:59 PM): (Yeah, I got a four-day weekend of sorts... the government was basically shut down today, because of President Ford's funeral. I have done virtually nothing for four days but play X-Box and watch movies.))
WotA Eirlys (6:20:24 PM): ((not a bad way to spend time occasionally.))
WotA Daere
(6:20:39 PM): ((A vacation from the vacation we just got back from, if you will... ;-) I love my in-laws, but that was a loooooooooong trip!))
WotA Kano (6:20:49 PM): (And which games were you playing, pray tell? :-) )
AussieScum (6:21:05 PM): Well, Vic's dial up provider has decided that 2007 is the year of no dialup
WotA Kano
(6:21:10 PM): (Crap)
AussieScum (6:21:20 PM): He's on his way into his office.
AussieScum
(6:21:23 PM): Keen to play!
WotA Daere
(6:21:32 PM): ((Santa brought me new toys. And we stole old toys back from my brother-in-law, since he doesn't have a TV to play them on anyway... so I beat Halo 2, which I had never had the opportunity to do before Rick gave it away...))
WotA Daere (6:21:45 PM): ((And Star Trek Legacy and Oblivion and Over-G Fighter.))
AussieScum (6:21:55 PM): The story so far
WotA Kano
(6:21:58 PM): ((Ahhh...I spent my vacation playing Madden NFL and LEGO Star Wars II))
AussieScum (6:22:02 PM): Deverenian Cardinal has disappeared
WotA Kano
(6:22:15 PM): ((Not to be confused with a St. Louis Cardinal.))
AussieScum (6:22:20 PM): (( I spent my holiday playing WoW. What a shocker! ))
WotA Kano
(6:22:24 PM): ((Or Jose Cardenal.))
AussieScum (6:22:44 PM): You found a secret lair in the secret basement of the church
WotA Kano
(6:22:59 PM): (Aha! The cardinal's sacred snack chamber!!)
AussieScum (6:23:04 PM): Where you also found 4 stoned Black Sun paladins. They must have had "good shit" to get so stoned
WotA Axton
(6:23:04 PM): ((well the boy's get to play the hawks now...... go hawks))
WotA Eirlys
(6:23:06 PM): ((I haven't played at all. :-( Yet.))
AussieScum
(6:23:47 PM): So you have some leads
AussieScum
(6:23:53 PM): The Baron's daughter seems to be involved somehow
AussieScum
(6:24:02 PM): You keep seeing evidence pointing at her
AussieScum
(6:24:13 PM): Captain Halifax of the Guard may have clues
WotA Kano
(6:24:34 PM): (Am I remembering correctly that the Baron's daughter is in some way "odd", or at least hasn't been seen in public in a long time?))
AussieScum (6:24:49 PM): Not seen in public as much as the Baron used to be seen, certainly
AussieScum
(6:24:52 PM): She's reclusive
WotA Daere
(6:24:53 PM): ((THAT'S who you guys were going to see, Captain Holy Fax.))
WotA Kano (6:25:24 PM): ((See, you guys hang around me too long, you *all* get sassy and silly. :-) ))
AussieScum (6:25:40 PM): (( We can save play time by saying that the Baron is not at home and any plans to see him would come to naught. Captain Halifax has the recently mentioned on the LF list Neon Carron dangling over his melon ))
WotA Daere
(6:25:51 PM): ((It's the imaginary ale talking. :-D))
WotA Kano (6:25:59 PM): ((Neon Carron = Leslie's brother.))
WotA Kano (6:26:12 PM): ((Leslie Caron, that is. Not our Leslie. Different deal entirely.))
AussieScum (6:26:14 PM): I still have the log file where I believe that it was Andrew H who coined the phrase Neon Carrot
WotA Axton
(6:26:24 PM): but LF is dead
WotA Dethel
(6:26:25 PM): Ah...lead on MacDM :-D
WotA Daere
(6:26:27 PM): ((OK, I was about to ask for the translation on that one...))
WotA Kano (6:27:02 PM): ((And you're drinking at its Irish wake, Axton. :-) ))
WotA Axton (6:27:18 PM): great
WotA Axton
(6:27:44 PM): free booze if free booze
WotA Kano
(6:27:58 PM): ((Suppose we should wait for Vic, as Jarek is the only one in the group who has a good shot at getting the local Devvies to talk to us. :-) ))
WotA Axton (6:28:06 PM): c /if/is/
AussieScum
(6:28:10 PM): Ah yes, from Trade Wars, Part 1:
AussieScum
(6:28:21 PM): GTseng3: It's the HandoutJustForTheSakeOfThereBeingAHandout Handout
AussieScum
(6:28:35 PM): OrianStarfinder: I follow the neon carrot. The Neon Carrot is Wise in the Ways of the Force.
WotA Daere
(6:28:41 PM): ::Snort::
AussieScum (6:29:01 PM): One of the few humorous moments from the disaster that was the Trade Wars saga ;-)
WotA Kano (6:29:09 PM): ((Trade Wars: also known as the Lamest. Trilogy. Evar. :-D ))
WotA Daere (6:29:15 PM): ((I think that one was before my time.))
AussieScum (6:29:21 PM): You didn't miss anything
AussieScum
(6:29:30 PM): Except 18 hours of your online life that you never could have gotten back
WotA Kano
(6:29:42 PM): ((It was the abortive second LF campaign, bagged after 4 modules. All of them written by Megan Robertson, all of them stanky.))
WotA Daere (6:29:44 PM): ((Apparently not. Is that one why everyone wanted to shoot Thuurm Loogg?))
WotA Kano (6:29:49 PM): ((No, no...))
WotA Kano (6:30:03 PM): ((You can blame Linda Baldwin for that one.))
WotA Daere (6:30:10 PM): ((Ohhhhhh... gosh, that one must've REALLY sucked, first I've even heard of it.))
WotA Axton (6:30:10 PM): it took them 4 mods?
WotA Kano
(6:30:34 PM): ((This means that Leslie doesn't have the "Favor of the Bark Lovers" cert! :-D ))
WotA Kano (6:31:09 PM): ((All from early-mid 2002.))
(6:32:05 PM) WotA Jarek has entered the room.
WotA Kano (6:32:20 PM): (Howdy)
WotA Dethel (6:32:21 PM): Bingo!
WotA Axton
(6:32:25 PM): ((good memeory mike... i cant remember anything before the very late 2006))
WotA Dethel
(6:32:29 PM): How
WotA Dethel
(6:32:34 PM): dy
WotA Dethel
(6:32:37 PM): :-)
WotA Axton (6:33:11 PM): hi
WotA Eirlys
(6:33:17 PM): Shooting Thurm Loogg came from the Interactive in 2003, I think. August-as-Thurm sent his lookalike droid about, Linda-as-Da'Iana pulled an ion pistol out, and shot him. :-)
WotA Kano
(6:33:29 PM): ((2002 interactive, actually, but yeah))
WotA Eirlys (6:33:32 PM): ((That started a wave))
WotA Daere
(6:33:34 PM): ((Yeah, I was still in the USMC in early 2002. Loooong before my RPGA days.))
WotA Jarek (6:33:40 PM): (( 2003 - last in Wisconsin ))
WotA Eirlys
(6:33:42 PM): ((Wasn't sure of the year))
AussieScum
(6:33:45 PM): I still have the video of August being Thurm at the 03 interactive
AussieScum
(6:34:01 PM): "It's costing how much? 400,000 credits?!?!?!?!?!?!?!"
WotA Kano
(6:34:07 PM): ((That was a gem))
WotA Jarek (6:34:13 PM): (( which year that was. :) ))
WotA Daere
(6:34:15 PM): ((God, I bet that was hysterical. Not sure it beat Hats for Dinky and Daddy Shiny Meat, but I bet it was funny...))
WotA Kano (6:34:17 PM): And the mynock cold cuts....
AussieScum (6:34:30 PM): It's about 80gb
AussieScum
(6:34:36 PM): Er. mb
WotA Kano
(6:34:46 PM): (Have it on CD, courtesy of Steve. We need to burn Leslie a copy.)
WotA Axton (6:35:01 PM): ((any one remember the pesky dog))
WotA Daere
(6:35:13 PM): ((Oh, totally. Please do. Anyone coming to Winter Fant... er, the D&D experience can drop it off! :) ))
WotA Eirlys (6:35:25 PM): ((dog?))
AussieScum
(6:35:33 PM): Gimme 2 minutes and we can get going :-)
WotA Axton (6:35:39 PM): ((anyone going to orinins??))
WotA Daere
(6:35:49 PM): ((Speaking of which, have any of you guys tried Xen'drik Expeditions? I was thinking of giving it a shot, since it IS August and all...))
AussieScum (6:35:49 PM): I am hoping to make Origins, by the way
WotA Eirlys
(6:36:15 PM): Yay! So are we.
AussieScum
(6:36:26 PM): Jet Blue has an 11:30 flight from SLC to JFK (arrives 5:30 am) and then 8:30 am flight back to Columbus. I can do kiddie time and get to the con by noon
WotA Axton
(6:36:32 PM): ((Fluffy)) not LF
WotA Eirlys
(6:36:34 PM): ((Haven't thought about it, Leslie))
AussieScum
(6:37:14 PM): Recap for Vic if he needs any from what I told you while I take my 2 minutes :-)
WotA Kano (6:37:17 PM): ((Between the online play ban (recently lifted) and the horror stories I keep reading about the online character tracker, I've not tried any of the D&D campaigns))
WotA Axton (6:37:27 PM): (( i am a volunteer again.... was told last year that i got promoted to Senior Volunteer))
WotA Kano
(6:37:32 PM): ((and...yay, Steve!))
WotA Daere (6:37:34 PM): ((They've lifted the online play ban?!?! Seriously?))
WotA Kano (6:37:58 PM): ((Yup, at least for the core modules. It was because SRM hated online play...and he's gone now))
WotA Daere (6:38:08 PM): ((Oh, and Vic... you guys were on the way to talk to Captain Halifax about the disappearing cardinal, right?))
WotA Kano (6:38:18 PM): ((I think you can't play the factional modules online still, but I could be wrong))
WotA Jarek (6:38:25 PM): we are, yeah
WotA Daere
(6:38:37 PM): ((Wooooooooooooott!! LG is so huge out here, that's all we get... online is the only way I'll get ANYTHING else except at the big cons!))
WotA Dethel (6:38:39 PM): Great news Steve
WotA Axton
(6:39:09 PM): ((i now play LG ...... i play a centaur))
AussieScum
(6:39:47 PM): OK, for those that don't have it and have High Speed: http://www.mithralhammer.com/video/
AussieScum (6:40:04 PM): Link at the bottom, 80MB of it - August as Loogie at 2003 interactive :-)
AussieScum (6:40:09 PM): With that out of the way....
AussieScum
(6:40:12 PM): We can begin!
WotA Axton
(6:41:12 PM): ((great stats))
WotA Kano
(6:41:38 PM): ((To the Cap'n))
AussieScum (6:42:05 PM): You toddle off to the Guard Headquarters. There's a couple of beefeater like guards standing at the doorway to the place.
WotA Kano
(6:42:14 PM): ((offer them some beef.))
WotA Kano (6:42:23 PM): "Those are really neat hats."
WotA Jarek (6:42:47 PM): :: walk in ::
WotA Axton
(6:42:47 PM): stare them down
WotA Jarek
(6:42:59 PM): (( it's me, Kano and Dethel only ))
WotA Axton
(6:43:02 PM): and walk passed
WotA Eirlys
(6:43:05 PM): ((we're at the pub, Axton))
WotA Axton
(6:43:10 PM): sorry
WotA Axton
(6:43:24 PM): anothe round of ail please
WotA Kano
(6:43:43 PM): ::follows Jarek, trying to be polite::
AussieScum (6:44:01 PM): They ignore you (why, I don't know) and you enter.
AussieScum
(6:44:13 PM): There's a desk sergeant (of course there is).
AussieScum
(6:44:19 PM): He looks up wearily. "Yes?"
WotA Kano
(6:44:52 PM): ::starts to respond, then waits for Jarek::
WotA Jarek (6:45:19 PM): "<Rank> Halifax, please."
AussieScum
(6:45:58 PM): "Your names and reason for speaking with the Captain please?" (he's not being officious, just being polite and asking matter of factly)
WotA Jarek
(6:46:46 PM): "Jarek Arcadis, Kano and Dethel " :: indicating as I go :: "... we're investigating recent events."
AussieScum
(6:47:09 PM): He looks up curiously.
AussieScum
(6:47:18 PM): "Recent events meaning the disappearance of the Cardinal?"
WotA Jarek
(6:47:22 PM): (( remind me - are we covert? Lord whatshisname give us any authorization to do this? ))
AussieScum
(6:47:32 PM): (( Not covert as far as I recall ))
WotA Jarek
(6:47:38 PM): "That. And the preceding demonstrations."
AussieScum
(6:47:59 PM): "One moment."
WotA Dethel
(6:48:05 PM): ((who's with us?))
WotA Kano
(6:48:27 PM): ((Just us 3, Dethel))
AussieScum (6:48:30 PM): He heads to the back room, and a few minutes later returns. "Follow me, please", and turns to return
WotA Axton
(6:48:39 PM): ((i am drinking))
WotA Jarek
(6:48:49 PM): "Thank you." :: walk that way ::
AussieScum
(6:49:12 PM): You get back there and without looking up, Captain Halifax waves you in - he's looking through much paper.
WotA Axton
(6:49:16 PM): ((hope walking that way does not hurt you))
AussieScum
(6:49:33 PM): "I only have a moment, working on the Cardinal's disappearance myself, but I'm told you're also looking?"
WotA Kano
(6:49:39 PM): ((It's because of the armor. ;-) ))
WotA Jarek (6:50:25 PM): "Yes, at the request of Lord Va-hmm-rm-hem" (( opening old logs now :) ))
WotA Dethel
(6:50:29 PM): ::waits on Jarek::
AussieScum
(6:51:06 PM): *He looks annoyed now*
WotA Daere
(6:51:30 PM): ((That... was... HYSTERICAL... Lord, I miss LF!))
AussieScum (6:51:43 PM): "Any why would he want others to look into what is cleary the pervue of the guard! I know my men are all working over time because of the refugees, but I will find him!"
WotA Jarek
(6:51:48 PM): "We would appreciate any information you are willing to share." :: note the look, smile understandingly :: "Or, we can offer our assistance to you..."
AussieScum
(6:52:25 PM): *looks up suspiciously*
WotA Jarek
(6:52:25 PM): "I can't say why he doesn't trust the guard, Sir. Sorry."
AussieScum
(6:52:33 PM): (( Make a spot check ))
OnlineHost
(6:52:41 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 15
WotA Kano (6:52:44 PM): ((All 3 of us?))
AussieScum (6:52:46 PM): And maybe throw a sense motive in there
AussieScum
(6:52:47 PM): Sure
OnlineHost
(6:52:50 PM): WotA Kano rolled 2 20-sided dice: 2 8
WotA Jarek (6:53:02 PM): 16
WotA Kano
(6:53:05 PM): ((Yikes. Spot 5, SM 8))
OnlineHost (6:53:05 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 16
WotA Jarek (6:53:15 PM): 23 SM - 16 spot
OnlineHost
(6:53:30 PM): WotA Dethel rolled 1 20-sided die: 6
WotA Axton (6:53:36 PM): ((u all dont notice the 12 arrow point at you))
WotA Daere
(6:53:40 PM): "Oooh, I Spot the bartender... HEY! Another round over here!!" ((sorry, me be quiet now... :-P))
WotA Dethel (6:53:46 PM): spot 12
WotA Eirlys
(6:53:54 PM): ((LOL!))
AussieScum
(6:54:31 PM): OK, you can tell by looking at the man that he's under a lot of stress
WotA Jarek
(6:54:32 PM): "Perhaps it Is the overtime from the refugees that drives his lordship to request our involvement. He is a politician after all." (( sung to the tune of, 'he is covering his ass after all' ))
AussieScum
(6:54:40 PM): He looks like he hasn't had a good night's sleep in days
AussieScum
(6:55:05 PM): Come to think of it, it's pretty undermanned in here. Everyone's out patrolling and making sure there's no more trouble than absolutely necessary
AussieScum
(6:55:21 PM): (( Roll me some diplomacy there Vic ))
OnlineHost
(6:55:23 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 16
WotA Jarek (6:55:26 PM): 28
WotA Jarek
(6:55:45 PM): "You can trust us, Sir."
WotA Jarek
(6:56:05 PM): (( I won't use any of this info for my own gain. No. Never. ;) ))
WotA Axton
(6:56:17 PM): ((ha))
AussieScum
(6:56:26 PM): (( kids, hold a sec ))
AussieScum
(6:57:38 PM): He flops in his chair and closes his eyes a moment
AussieScum
(6:57:44 PM): "I could certainly use the help"
AussieScum
(6:57:50 PM): "Very well. Here's what I know"
WotA Axton
(6:58:24 PM): brb
AussieScum
(6:58:26 PM): The Cardinal was definitely kidnapped. The abductors wore voluminous cloaks that covered their faces and clothes. So no leads there"
AussieScum
(6:58:41 PM): "They also had very healthy horses. They were able to get away fast and clean"
WotA Jarek
(6:58:48 PM): :: ease into a chair as well, gesture for the others to make themselves comfy, take whatever Kano has picked up away from him and put it back ::
AussieScum
(6:59:03 PM): "The Black Sun paladins, obviously, were turned to stone, by what I don't know yet"
WotA Dethel
(6:59:14 PM): LOL
WotA Jarek
(6:59:16 PM): "Away? We were told they were never seen."
WotA Kano
(6:59:34 PM): ::looks innocent::
WotA Axton (6:59:35 PM): b
AussieScum
(7:00:02 PM): "However, I did commission Emith, the local apothecary and as close as we have to a sage, to research that aspect further. His findings should be about reaedy, perhaps you could go see him"
WotA Jarek
(7:00:29 PM): "Gladly, sir."
WotA Dethel
(7:00:37 PM): :nods:
AussieScum
(7:00:39 PM): "I had rangers and trackers examine the area. They somehow managed to work that out. I trust them." *he shrugs* "I am trained in warcraft, not animal husbandry"
AussieScum
(7:00:53 PM): "If my trackers figured that out, I believe them. They are very reliable men"
WotA Jarek
(7:01:27 PM): :: nod :: "We might need to speak with them ourselves - verify any new clues we discover."
AussieScum
(7:02:07 PM): "If you wish" (that happens in the background, they have nothing of value to add)
AussieScum
(7:02:56 PM): "Take this...."
AussieScum
(7:03:23 PM): He scribbles a note and signs it, then seals it with some hot wax. "Letter of introduction to Emith. Should make him reveal what he's found"
WotA Jarek
(7:03:37 PM): "Do you have any chief suspects, Sir? Anyone from the demonstrations or riots that could be capable of this?"
WotA Jarek
(7:03:48 PM): :: take the note, tuck it away ::
AussieScum
(7:03:52 PM): "Nothing yet, unfortunately"
AussieScum
(7:04:12 PM): "I've been working this solo, and progress has been slow. I still have the guard to Command"
AussieScum
(7:04:28 PM): "However, the three of you... triple the man power.... I would expect some faster progress"
WotA Jarek
(7:04:29 PM): :: consider him for a moment, then... :: "Your trackers. Did they ever investigate Inside the Church?"
WotA Jarek
(7:05:49 PM): "I certainly do." :: grin ::
WotA Jarek
(7:06:01 PM): (( expect faster progress, that is :) ))
AussieScum
(7:06:04 PM): "They did not. Not a place where you usually find animals"
WotA Jarek
(7:06:08 PM): ::smugly :: "Then you are probably unaware of the shrine to Deima that existed beneath the sanctuary."
WotA Jarek
(7:06:35 PM): (( remember - SM 23 8-))
AussieScum
(7:06:36 PM): *raises eyebrow* "I probably would be"
WotA Kano
(7:06:51 PM): "It *was* pretty well hidden."
WotA Jarek (7:07:04 PM): "And reasonably well guarded."
AussieScum
(7:07:32 PM): "Details, please, I'd like to look into this further"
AussieScum
(7:07:42 PM): (( Again, can happen off camera unless you want to hide something :-) ))
WotA Jarek
(7:08:18 PM): :: explain how Eirlys found the cover, disarmed the trap (as much as I understand how she did), and basically what we found down there. ::
WotA Jarek
(7:08:27 PM): :: leave out... (more) ::
WotA Jarek
(7:09:05 PM): :: the craftsmen marks on the armoire and the tools on the dais ::
WotA Jarek
(7:09:21 PM): :: make it clear we confiscated most of it ::
AussieScum
(7:09:33 PM): (( ok ))
WotA Axton
(7:09:52 PM): .
AussieScum
(7:10:02 PM): "I think I'll still go have a look at the site. Far too coincidental to be unrelated to the crime"
WotA Jarek
(7:10:11 PM): "I imagine it has been in service since the last time The Church held sway here."
WotA Jarek
(7:10:50 PM): "No. Definitely not a coincidence. Who else would have more to lose from the rededication ceremony?"
AussieScum
(7:12:08 PM): "No one I can think of"
AussieScum
(7:12:24 PM): He sighs.
AussieScum
(7:12:41 PM): "Anything else I can tell you gentlemen? If not, we both have much to do"
WotA Jarek
(7:13:32 PM): "Just one last question from me... " :: look to the others :: "Is there an organized underground here? Any kind of bandit king?"
AussieScum
(7:14:13 PM): "None that I'm aware of..."
WotA Jarek
(7:14:41 PM): "Very well"
WotA Kano
(7:15:43 PM): ::stands, bows:: "I have one more question."
WotA Kano (7:16:22 PM): "Where can I get a hat like those guards outside have?" ::earnest expression::
WotA Dethel (7:16:39 PM): :barely supresses a snort:
WotA Eirlys
(7:16:47 PM): ((LOL!))
AussieScum
(7:17:07 PM): "Join up." *smiles* "but we don't get many nimbic applicants"
WotA Dethel
(7:17:10 PM): :hopes fervently that resurrection is cheap around here:
WotA Kano
(7:17:31 PM): "Oooh. Maybe if we wind up back here. You could use more nimbics. We're very resourceful."
AussieScum (7:17:56 PM): "Initial length of service is a 5 year commitment. You sure you want to spent half your life doing guard duty?"
WotA Kano
(7:18:20 PM): ::frowns:: "Five years? Hmmm...well, it *is* a really good hat...."
WotA Kano (7:18:33 PM): ::winks at Jarek::
WotA Kano (7:18:40 PM): "Let me think about it."
WotA Dethel (7:19:09 PM): :nods wisely:
AussieScum
(7:19:29 PM): *smile fades* "Good hunting, gentlemen"
WotA Kano
(7:19:41 PM): "Thank you, sir!"
AussieScum (7:19:46 PM): Just as you're about to leave the room, he looks up....
AussieScum
(7:19:50 PM): "Oh, Kano?"
WotA Jarek
(7:19:52 PM): :: a curt bow and then exit ::
WotA Kano
(7:19:54 PM): "Yes?"
AussieScum (7:20:06 PM): "Find the Cardinal alive and I'll get you a hat"
WotA Kano
(7:20:06 PM): ::turns back::
WotA Kano (7:20:13 PM): ::grins:: "It's a deal!"
WotA Dethel (7:20:14 PM): :bows, smiles, and follows Jarek:
WotA Kano
(7:20:30 PM): ::practically bounces out of the room::
WotA Dethel (7:20:34 PM): :laughs, and shakes his head:
AussieScum
(7:20:46 PM): (( You can probably reform your group at this time if you desire. Near enough from a timeline perspective and we don't want the other 3 bored all night ))
WotA Axton
(7:21:14 PM): when they show up at the bar
WotA Daere
(7:21:21 PM): ((Fair's fair, we did this to them last time... but they can come drag us out of the pub if they like! :) ))
WotA Kano (7:21:36 PM): "With any luck, Axton hasn't eaten all the food yet."
WotA Axton (7:21:45 PM): i give the BT 1gp and say 'ale for all till this runs out
WotA Jarek
(7:21:50 PM): (( Is Ethel quick? Or interesting? :)
WotA Jarek
(7:21:52 PM): ))
WotA Axton
(7:22:00 PM): and here is a gp for you
WotA Jarek
(7:22:16 PM): (( Emith, whatever ))
WotA Axton
(7:22:19 PM): and we get ready to leave
AussieScum
(7:23:01 PM): (( So, to Emith the Sage? ))
AussieScum
(7:23:09 PM): (( Or you want to talk before getting there? :-) ))
WotA Jarek
(7:23:48 PM): (( we collect the other three before going to the Sage. cause, you know, he might Want to be a slave. ))
WotA Dethel
(7:23:48 PM): ((I don't think we can talk when standing still))
WotA Kano
(7:24:00 PM): ((Lord knows kano can't.))
WotA Jarek (7:24:15 PM): (( update them on what little Halifax shared. ))
WotA Axton
(7:24:21 PM): :-P
WotA Kano (7:24:21 PM): "We gotta get the Cardinal back now! I'll get a hat!"
WotA Eirlys (7:24:34 PM): "A hat?"
WotA Axton
(7:24:37 PM): what hat???
AussieScum
(7:24:45 PM): (( It's not really a beefeater hat. But it's still all guardy and spiffy looking ))
WotA Kano
(7:24:46 PM): "A guard hat!"
WotA Daere (7:24:57 PM): "The guard had what?"
WotA Axton (7:25:04 PM): i can get one for u
WotA Kano
(7:25:07 PM): "Otherwise it's five years to get one, and I don't have that kind of time."
WotA Eirlys (7:25:08 PM): ::shakes head:: "Why does this not surprise me."
WotA Jarek
(7:25:11 PM): :: shake head :: "Give it a day and he'll find it ugly..."
WotA Kano
(7:25:17 PM): ::to Axton:: "No, we gotta do this all official!"
WotA Dethel (7:25:29 PM): :looks sober at the mention of 5 years:
WotA Axton
(7:25:30 PM): i can still grap u one
WotA Jarek
(7:25:41 PM): "No, Axton. You cannot."
WotA Kano
(7:25:42 PM): "No, no, we can't just take one. I have to *earn* it!"
WotA Axton (7:25:51 PM): ah
WotA Kano
(7:25:52 PM): ::nods earnestly::
WotA Daere (7:25:52 PM): "Right, so... we're Officially off to visit the apothecary, then?"
WotA Jarek (7:26:05 PM): "Please."
WotA Dethel
(7:26:06 PM): "Let's go"
WotA Axton
(7:26:16 PM): follow
AussieScum
(7:26:40 PM): Emith the Sage is the second most learned scholar in Haranshae, from what you've heard. Strangely enough, Captain Halifax is widely regarded as the most learned man in the city.
WotA Jarek
(7:26:56 PM): (( sure didn't seem the part. ))
AussieScum
(7:27:29 PM): (( News to me too, this is the only reference I've found to him being smart. Editing? What editing? )
WotA Daere
(7:27:47 PM): ::muttered aside to Jarek:: "Decisions, decisions... invest in the potion of silence and spike HIS drink, or the potion of deafness and spike mine...::
AussieScum (7:27:55 PM): You arrive at his store and enter. The human male behind the counter is busily writing something on a scroll. A bell over the door jingles gaily as you enter.
WotA Daere
(7:28:20 PM): ::looks around at apothecary's inventory as if comparing prices...::
AussieScum (7:28:28 PM): "Oh hello! Do come in. Business has been slow since the war started. You wouldn't want to buy a scroll by chance would you?"
WotA Axton
(7:28:42 PM): whats it do
WotA Axton
(7:28:43 PM): ??
AussieScum
(7:28:50 PM): "I've recently finished scribing three!"
WotA Jarek
(7:28:52 PM): :: whisper back :: "Silence. I'm good for half."
AussieScum
(7:29:14 PM): "Let's see....." *fumbles for the scroll*
AussieScum
(7:29:32 PM): "This one puts your target to sleep...."
WotA Eirlys
(7:29:37 PM): "What kind?"
AussieScum
(7:29:43 PM): "This one tells you what a magic goodie will do..."
AussieScum
(7:29:58 PM): "And this one shoots a ball of arcane energy at your enemies!"
AussieScum
(7:30:11 PM): "Only 150 gold per scroll" *he looks up hopefully*
WotA Daere
(7:30:29 PM): ::grins::
WotA Axton (7:30:29 PM): sounds good but i cant use them
WotA Dethel
(7:30:43 PM): "Perhaps we could exchange something..."
WotA Kano
(7:30:52 PM): "Oooooh!)
WotA Kano (7:31:04 PM): ((sorry, was AFK. And, nice one, Jarek. :-D ))
AussieScum (7:31:22 PM): "Hmmm, trade goods don't exactly buy supper for me, if you know what I mean..."
WotA Kano
(7:32:07 PM): "What other scrolls do you have?"
WotA Dethel (7:32:07 PM): ((Does 150 seem reasonable to us?))
WotA Daere
(7:32:30 PM): ((For sleep? Uhhh, no.))
WotA Kano (7:32:35 PM): ((I don't even know how many GP I have...not much, I don't think...))
WotA Axton (7:32:44 PM): neather do i
AussieScum
(7:32:53 PM): "I'm afraid that's all I have in stock at the moment"
WotA Jarek
(7:32:55 PM): "Ahem. More importantly, do you have any information on the Black Sun Knights and what turned them to stone?"
WotA Kano
(7:33:09 PM): "Ohhhh..." ::looks disappointed::
AussieScum (7:33:16 PM): *He looks up suspiciously at you* "Why would you ask me that?"
WotA Axton
(7:33:32 PM): ::pat kano on the back:: now now it will be ok
WotA Axton
(7:33:46 PM): :-D
WotA Jarek (7:33:56 PM): :: hand him the note, wait ::
AussieScum
(7:34:13 PM): *looks at the seal, does the Mr Spock eyebrow thing*
WotA Kano
(7:34:14 PM): ::sniff:: "Thanks, Axton."
WotA Eirlys (7:34:17 PM): ((for the record, everyone received 86.25 + 382.17gp from past adventures.))
AussieScum
(7:34:19 PM): *Cracks it open, reads it*
AussieScum
(7:34:32 PM): "Ah well, why didn't you say so"
WotA Kano
(7:34:42 PM): ((Holy crap, I'm rich!))
AussieScum (7:34:44 PM): "Well, here's what I've been able to work out"
WotA Kano
(7:34:47 PM): ((and, thanks, MR))
WotA Daere (7:35:01 PM): ((Danke!!))
AussieScum (7:35:07 PM): "The attacker used a magically enhanced plant to turn the paladins to stone. It's called a basilisk lily.
AussieScum
(7:35:23 PM): "You seal the lily in a glass jar you see."
WotA Axton
(7:35:30 PM): any cure
WotA Axton
(7:35:32 PM): ??
WotA Jarek
(7:35:42 PM): (( Why didn't I say so? You mean, why didn't I fight to get a word in edge-wise with the nimbic? experience. :) ))
WotA Daere
(7:35:47 PM): ::blinks in surprise::
WotA Eirlys (7:36:02 PM): (np)
AussieScum
(7:36:07 PM): "When it touches the air it bursts into a cloud of stone to flesh spores erupts. Anyone in range is, well, stoned"
WotA Kano
(7:36:26 PM): "Wow. Where does that plant come from?"
WotA Daere (7:36:34 PM): "Well, one of THOSE would sure keep the rabbits out of the lettuce patch, wouldn't it?"
AussieScum (7:36:37 PM): "They have extremely short lifespans too. And there's only one other person in the city, apart from myself, of course, who could make such a thing"
WotA Eirlys
(7:36:50 PM): "More to the point, as Axton said - is there an antidote?"
AussieScum
(7:37:05 PM): "Her name is Veluse, a witch who lives in Oldtown. Oh, they are very expensive to make too. Someone with deep pockets funded this"
WotA Kano
(7:37:06 PM): "Is there an unbasilisk lily?"
WotA Dethel (7:37:08 PM): "And that would be..."
WotA Dethel
(7:37:28 PM): "As expensive as your scrolls?"
AussieScum
(7:37:38 PM): "more so"
AussieScum
(7:37:52 PM): "They are particularly vicious"
AussieScum
(7:38:24 PM): "Even if you found a wizard with enough power to transmute them back, within a matter of minutes, perhaps less, the spore residue on them would just revert them back again."
WotA Axton
(7:38:48 PM): then we would have to clean them first
WotA Dethel
(7:39:08 PM): "That's just rude..."
WotA Kano
(7:39:12 PM): "I can do that! That part's easy."
AussieScum (7:39:13 PM): "The remedy to that is to scrub the statues down with a specially concoction. Each potion takes a week to brew and costs about 1000 gold in materials to make. As I said, nasty stuff"
WotA Jarek
(7:39:48 PM): "What can you tell us about Veluse?"
WotA Axton
(7:39:54 PM): does each statue require a potion each
WotA Kano
(7:39:59 PM): ((Obviously, the module writer has not heard of prestidigitation. ;-) ))
WotA Jarek (7:40:02 PM): "Is she close to anyone on the Council?"
WotA Eirlys
(7:40:09 PM): ((clearly!))
AussieScum
(7:40:32 PM): "She's ugly, mean hearted and cruel"
WotA Daere
(7:40:37 PM): ((Ehhh, prestidigitation won't get acid or alchemist's fire off you, either, so I can kinda see that not working...))
AussieScum (7:40:47 PM): "But she can cook up just about any liquid mixture known to mankind"
WotA Dethel
(7:41:06 PM): "And she'll do anything for a price..."
AussieScum
(7:41:11 PM): "I don't think she's close to anyone. And I can't see any of the council members associating themselves with the likes of her
AussieScum
(7:41:25 PM): *spins and looks at Dethel keenly*
AussieScum
(7:41:47 PM): "For a scaly one, you're not just a pretty face are you? Well, you're really not even that...."
AussieScum
(7:41:54 PM): "But you are correct"
AussieScum
(7:42:13 PM): (( For those that don't know, elves in the accordlands are covered in fine scales ))
AussieScum
(7:42:32 PM): (( Well, at least in the CCG they are, I haven't read up on elves in the RPG that closely in a while :-D ))
WotA Axton
(7:42:39 PM): like fish??
WotA Dethel
(7:42:44 PM): ((Actually, I am fairly pretty :-D))
WotA Dethel
(7:42:57 PM): ((we are scaly :-)))
WotA Kano
(7:43:02 PM): ((finer still, but that's the general idea))
WotA Jarek (7:43:04 PM): "Ever heard of her associated with Védoszentek cultists? Deima specifically."
AussieScum
(7:43:38 PM): "No, I haven't. But then, I don't go looking deeply into her business. I'm just as likely to end up like the paladins if I did"
WotA Eirlys
(7:44:02 PM): ::nods thoughtfully::
WotA Axton
(7:45:21 PM): .
WotA Kano
(7:45:42 PM): "So, remember, when we go see her, don't sniff any flowers in jars."
AussieScum (7:46:01 PM): "If you decide to go visit her, that might be good advice to follow"
WotA Daere
(7:46:01 PM): ::sighs:: "And I suppose we want to talk to her, and not shoot her from a niiiiiiiice safe distance?"
WotA Dethel (7:46:29 PM): "Do we have another lead?"
WotA Jarek
(7:46:36 PM): "I have my doubts she'll easily confess who purchased the batch from her."
WotA Jarek
(7:46:53 PM): "We do... but that's not a topic for in here."
WotA Daere
(7:47:38 PM): ::looks embarrassed, and shuts up::
WotA Eirlys (7:48:02 PM): "How long does it take to make the potion that cleans the spores?"
AussieScum
(7:48:21 PM): "A week"
WotA Eirlys
(7:48:30 PM): ((sorry, missed that))
WotA Axton
(7:48:46 PM): mayb she has some made up already
WotA Eirlys
(7:48:55 PM): ::nods:: "You might consider gathering the ingredients ... I wouldn't be surprised if they were called for."
WotA Jarek
(7:49:18 PM): "Is she that mercenary, Emith? Would she prepare both the poison and the cure?"
WotA Axton
(7:49:39 PM): money is money
WotA Eirlys
(7:50:01 PM): "Maybe she does, Axton - not that *we* can afford them!"
AussieScum
(7:50:04 PM): "If someone wants to front the 4,000 gold, I'll gladly start to gather the ingredients"
WotA Axton
(7:50:41 PM): not me..... i got 4gp
WotA Dethel
(7:50:43 PM): "The cardinal might just want his men back...
WotA Dethel
(7:51:01 PM): "Though they did fail to protect him..."
AussieScum
(7:51:23 PM): "The Deverenians oft times deal with failure.... harshly"
WotA Eirlys
(7:51:25 PM): "They might not have had a choice. Perhaps the Cardinal is stone, too - or was."
WotA Jarek
(7:51:34 PM): "Sorry. We have Lord Forss' backing and support. But I do not believe that would be a 'reasonable expense'. I shall speak with him, though."
AussieScum
(7:52:22 PM): "You do that. If he wants to pay the bills, I'll start the brewing process"
AussieScum
(7:53:18 PM): (( kiddies ))
WotA Jarek
(7:53:25 PM): :: nod in agreement ::
WotA Axton
(7:53:25 PM): yes
WotA Daere
(7:55:50 PM): ((So... off to see the witch?))
WotA Axton (7:56:04 PM): righy
AussieScum
(7:56:06 PM): (( ok , back ))
WotA Dethel
(7:56:09 PM): ((twould seem to be the only way))
WotA Eirlys
(7:56:13 PM): ((yup))
WotA Jarek
(7:56:29 PM): "Thank you, Emith."
WotA Jarek
(7:56:33 PM): :: outside ::
WotA Dethel
(7:56:48 PM): brb
WotA Jarek
(7:57:00 PM): "Okay, we have the map. The strong indications from the craftsmen that the Baron's daughter is involved. And now the witch."
WotA Eirlys
(7:57:20 PM): ::nods::
WotA Eirlys
(7:57:25 PM): "And lots of money."
WotA Jarek
(7:57:40 PM): "Which continues to point in her direction."
WotA Eirlys
(7:57:42 PM): "So, how do we want to approach the witch?"
WotA Kano
(7:57:43 PM): "Can we go find her tomorrow? I'm low on useful spells."
WotA Jarek (7:58:18 PM): "Are you high on good spells for wherever the map leads?" (( outside of town, no? ))
WotA Kano
(7:58:47 PM): "I've only got 3 left that are of any use at all."
AussieScum (7:58:58 PM): (( No, in town, in a run down part of Oldtown ))
WotA Kano
(7:59:20 PM): ((I'm assuming this is all still the same day we went into the hidden shrine))
WotA Kano (7:59:48 PM): "An invisibility, a color spray, and a magic missile...though, I can swap all of those out to summon friends."
AussieScum (7:59:58 PM): (( Yes ))
WotA Eirlys
(8:00:12 PM): ((witch is in OldTown, but the map from the rangers is outside, no?))
WotA Jarek
(8:00:36 PM): (( map and witch in oldtown, sounds like ))
WotA Dethel
(8:00:48 PM): back
AussieScum
(8:00:58 PM): Rangers tracked tracks etc outside
AussieScum
(8:01:12 PM): (( doesn't mean they didn't come back, if, in fact, they hid the Cardinal in the hideout ))
AussieScum
(8:01:25 PM): But witch and map are in different ends of Oldtown
WotA Jarek
(8:01:34 PM): (( did Halifax say where the rangers lost the tracks, assuming they did? ))
AussieScum
(8:02:14 PM): The town sits on a river. Oldtown is where the docks run. About half a mile out of town, the tracks went into the water
WotA Jarek
(8:03:01 PM): (( so, they went swimming. With the cardinal. interesting. ))
WotA Kano
(8:03:15 PM): ((Or, put him in a boat.))
WotA Jarek (8:03:17 PM): (( or had a boat waiting, I suppose ))
WotA Daere
(8:03:24 PM): ((They may have just gone into the shallows to throw off the trail.))
AussieScum (8:03:30 PM): Horses, remember? They could have run along the edge of river... ding!
WotA Daere
(8:03:45 PM): ((There's no real way of telling, and tracks are tough to follow in a town anyway... especially several hours after the fact.))
WotA Jarek (8:03:50 PM): (( no, I didn't remember anything about horses. ))
WotA Daere
(8:04:01 PM): ((But I will be MORE than happy to go look!))
WotA Eirlys (8:04:09 PM): "Unless Daere wants to try for the tracks, I think we should see the witch."
WotA Kano
(8:04:15 PM): "They also had very healthy horses. They were able to get away fast and clean"
WotA Eirlys
(8:04:17 PM): "But, tracks first - and that should be now."
WotA Jarek
(8:05:22 PM): (( thanks, Mike. I remember now - being mystified at the description of the cloaks we got, based on the tracks. uh huh. ))
WotA Daere
(8:05:45 PM): "The longer we wait on the tracks, the harder they will be for me to find... with all this foot traffic, it may already be too late."
WotA Dethel (8:05:52 PM): "Are we likely to learn more from the tracks than we know now?"
WotA Daere
(8:06:14 PM): "Maybe we'll just go find the cardinal and NOT have to go into the witch's lair with the creepy stone plants?"
WotA Daere (8:06:25 PM): ::sounds hopeful::
WotA Eirlys (8:06:28 PM): "That would be nice."
WotA Jarek
(8:06:38 PM): "Exact numbers, Dethel. Indications whether the Cardinal is still alive."
WotA Eirlys
(8:07:01 PM): "Let's give the tracks a try. It can't hurt."
WotA Dethel
(8:07:08 PM): "Sounds good - is there a down side?"
WotA Eirlys
(8:07:08 PM): ((what time of day is it?))
WotA Jarek
(8:07:12 PM): (( alright. check for tracks where the rangers lost the culprits. ))
WotA Kano
(8:07:17 PM): "Maybe Daere can give us a clue as to exactly what kind of beasties we'd be facing, too."
WotA Kano (8:07:59 PM): ::looks up at her:: "I know she's really good at reading tracks." ::grins::
WotA Jarek (8:08:25 PM): "Not really, Dethel. This way, we're actually nearer to the close of the day. Gives us an excuse to retire before entering OldTown."
WotA Dethel
(8:08:44 PM): "Then let's do it while there sun to see by."
WotA Daere
(8:08:49 PM): ::flushes uncomfortably and mutters:: "Underwater, in the middle of a town... oh, yeah, sure, no pressure..."
WotA Daere (8:09:11 PM): "Yes. Visiting creepy old witch at night in bad part of town - BAD plan."
WotA Eirlys (8:09:18 PM): ::laughs:: "Don't worry, Daere - not ALL of us expect miracles."
WotA Jarek
(8:09:31 PM): :: pat on the back :: "Outside of town... we only think they came back into town by the river."
AussieScum
(8:09:55 PM): (( You will be unable to find any tracks... *waves hand* That's not the path you're looking for ))
WotA Daere
(8:09:55 PM): "Well, only one way to find out, right?"
WotA Daere (8:10:07 PM): ((check!))
WotA Daere (8:10:17 PM): Some time later...
WotA Eirlys (8:10:22 PM): ((evening yet?))
WotA Jarek
(8:10:37 PM): (( if we Assume they came back into town, does GI on the shore get us anything regarding a group emerging from the river that matches our boys' description? ))
WotA Daere
(8:10:47 PM): ::throws hands in air, and scowls up at setting sun:: "Bloody hell. They could've gone anywhere from here."
AussieScum (8:10:59 PM): (( Probably sundown by now ))
WotA Daere
(8:11:06 PM): "We've got a whole bloody flotilla of bloody fishermen tromping all through here..."
WotA Jarek (8:11:11 PM): (( esp. entering OldTown at a near-point to the hideout on the map? ))
WotA Jarek
(8:11:25 PM): "Got it. No need for excuses."
AussieScum
(8:11:44 PM): (( No, don't think so ))
WotA Kano
(8:12:22 PM): "I know you really tried."
WotA Eirlys (8:12:27 PM): "However, those fishermen might have seen something."
WotA Jarek
(8:12:30 PM): :: retire back to the House of Ales. ::
WotA Axton
(8:12:42 PM): .
WotA Jarek
(8:12:44 PM): (( I tried GI... no luck ))
WotA Daere
(8:13:13 PM): "Right. That there is a sign from Kavara. Time for beer."
WotA Jarek (8:13:16 PM): (( okay, I tried it In town, but still have my doubts. ;) ))
WotA Eirlys
(8:13:28 PM): ((Ah - wasn't sure there was a definitive answer))
WotA Axton
(8:13:30 PM): yea lots of beer
WotA Eirlys
(8:13:38 PM): "And food."
WotA Axton
(8:13:44 PM): and beer
WotA Eirlys
(8:13:54 PM): ::winks at Daere:: "I'm NOT pouring you into bed again."
WotA Jarek
(8:13:58 PM): (( I couldn't ascribe Steve's "No, don't think so" to any other question. :) ))
AussieScum
(8:14:18 PM): (( ah, yes :-) ))
WotA Eirlys
(8:14:49 PM): ((You're being cryptic (or I dense), Dm, dear :-D ))
AussieScum
(8:15:13 PM): (( Vic asked about GI at the docks, I said, no, he didn't get any info ))
WotA Eirlys
(8:15:24 PM): ((Aha, thanks!))
WotA Kano
(8:15:33 PM): "Food would be good. Ale would be good, too." ::smiles::
WotA Eirlys (8:15:35 PM): ((let's GI in the taverns, then))
WotA Daere
(8:15:41 PM): ::flushes as red as her hair:: "I still say that was bad cheese."
WotA Daere (8:15:55 PM): "Allergic reaction."
WotA Eirlys (8:16:05 PM): ::grins:: "Maybe ... so don't have any more."
WotA Jarek
(8:16:07 PM): :: laugh. loudly."
WotA Kano
(8:16:08 PM): "You must've had a lot of it, then." ::seriously::
WotA Dethel (8:17:44 PM): brb
WotA Jarek
(8:17:48 PM): (( do we have anything to discuss about the 'case' over dinner? ))
WotA Daere
(8:18:51 PM): "No, I didn't really... at least I don't think so..."
WotA Daere (8:19:11 PM): ((nothing comes to mind... we going to see the witch in the morning, then?))
WotA Axton (8:19:19 PM): yes
WotA Eirlys
(8:19:35 PM): ((yup))
WotA Eirlys
(8:19:36 PM): ((brb))
AussieScum
(8:19:45 PM): Morning breaks, when ever you want it to
WotA Dethel
(8:19:49 PM): back
WotA Axton
(8:19:52 PM): ok
WotA Dethel
(8:20:23 PM): ((We're off to see the ...))
AussieScum
(8:21:38 PM): As advertised, Veluse the witch is ugly, cranky and, well, everything Veluse said she'd be
WotA Jarek
(8:22:03 PM): :: Jarek leaves the group soon after arriving to spend the evening in the company of his own people. particularly, the winsome brunette the group passed on its way in ::
WotA Jarek
(8:22:20 PM): (( everything 'veluse said she'd be'? :) ))
AussieScum
(8:22:30 PM): er, Emith
AussieScum
(8:22:32 PM): /sigh
AussieScum
(8:22:47 PM): Going in to her shop?
WotA Kano
(8:22:52 PM): ::Kano dreams of tiny little women with high Dexterity scores. :-D ::
WotA Jarek (8:22:59 PM): :: I would have warned everyone that I probably should Not be leading in this part of town. They don't like the well-to-do round here, right Steve? ::
WotA Eirlys
(8:23:00 PM): b
WotA Eirlys
(8:23:12 PM): =-O
AussieScum (8:23:43 PM): That's an accurate statement :-)
WotA Dethel (8:23:56 PM): :entering shop:
WotA Eirlys
(8:24:11 PM): (we figured)
AussieScum
(8:24:16 PM): Inside you see an old hag.
AussieScum
(8:24:19 PM): She looks up.
AussieScum
(8:24:25 PM): "What?"
WotA Kano
(8:24:29 PM): ((Nice.))
WotA Eirlys (8:24:47 PM): "I hear you're good at making things."
WotA Dethel
(8:24:52 PM): "We heard your the best apothocary in town"
WotA Eirlys
(8:24:55 PM): "Specifically brewing them."
WotA Kano
(8:25:14 PM): ::looking around for anything interesting::
AussieScum (8:25:30 PM): "Got a few bottles to sell"
WotA Axton
(8:25:32 PM): just watching for any trouble
WotA Eirlys
(8:25:54 PM): "Such as?"
WotA Daere
(8:25:57 PM): ::staying by the door not touching ANYTHING::
AussieScum (8:26:03 PM): "This one makes you strong as a bull. This one mends your cuts and scrapes. This one lets you breathe water"
WotA Eirlys
(8:26:21 PM): "How much?"
AussieScum
(8:26:52 PM): "310 for the strength. 760 for the water breathing"
AussieScum
(8:27:14 PM): "65 or 340 for the healing. Depending on how strong you want them"
WotA Eirlys
(8:27:48 PM): "How many of the 65 ones you got?"
WotA Axton
(8:27:52 PM): may i have the str one please
WotA Eirlys
(8:28:12 PM): "I'll pay 50 for 'em."
WotA Axton
(8:28:16 PM): any discounts
WotA Axton
(8:28:23 PM): on the str?
AussieScum
(8:28:43 PM): "My prices are fixed there, green boy"
AussieScum
(8:28:51 PM): "Same for you there lassy"
WotA Axton
(8:28:56 PM): ok... just thought i'd ask
WotA Axton
(8:29:13 PM): hand over 310 gp......
WotA Eirlys
(8:29:17 PM): ::shrugs::
WotA Axton
(8:29:26 PM): if i had it it would be 31000 cp
WotA Eirlys
(8:29:38 PM): "How many you got, then? Two? Three?"
WotA Axton
(8:30:12 PM): how long does the this potion last?
AussieScum
(8:30:14 PM): *she rummages*
AussieScum
(8:30:29 PM): "I got 2 of the lesser and one of the greater"
WotA Kano
(8:30:37 PM): ((Probably 3 minutes, I'm guessing, Axton, but Steve would know for sure.))
WotA Eirlys (8:30:49 PM): "I'll take both of the lesser."
AussieScum
(8:30:55 PM): "Not really sure" (standard potion of bulls str"
WotA Axton
(8:31:00 PM): ((that is why i asked the witch))
WotA Kano
(8:31:12 PM): ((Minimum CL is 3, most potions are at minimum, so that'd be +4 to Str for 3 minutes.))
AussieScum (8:32:03 PM): (( standard potions - you got 2 x CLW there MR ))
WotA Eirlys
(8:32:20 PM): "You do anything more challenging? Turn people into statues, for example?"
WotA Eirlys
(8:32:22 PM): ((thanks))
WotA Jarek
(8:32:36 PM): :: surpress a surprised cough ::
OnlineHost
(8:32:52 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 20-sided die: 17
AussieScum (8:33:03 PM): "Not really my forte"
WotA Eirlys
(8:33:19 PM): ((SM?))
AussieScum
(8:33:26 PM): (( Go for it ))
OnlineHost
(8:33:34 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 20-sided die: 1
OnlineHost (8:33:39 PM): WotA Eirlys rolled 1 20-sided die: 13
WotA Eirlys (8:33:43 PM): 22 SM
OnlineHost
(8:33:53 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 10
AussieScum (8:33:54 PM): (( Well, she hid the initial surprise quite well.... but she can't bluff her way out of a wet paper bag ))
OnlineHost
(8:34:00 PM): WotA Kano rolled 1 20-sided die: 7
AussieScum (8:34:05 PM): She's lying
WotA Kano
(8:34:11 PM): ((Sense Motive 7! I believe her!)
WotA Eirlys (8:34:22 PM): "No? You're not as good as we've heard, then."
WotA Eirlys
(8:34:25 PM): "Oh, well."
AussieScum
(8:34:58 PM): "Got someone you need taken removed from circulation, do you?"
WotA Jarek
(8:35:01 PM): (( creating a potion like that isn't illegal in any way, is it? So, it's not like we can 'bust' her. :) ))
WotA Eirlys
(8:35:40 PM): "Yeah, one or two ..."
WotA Eirlys
(8:35:53 PM): ((not bluffing - thinking of a few elves .. ;-) ))
AussieScum
(8:35:59 PM): (( don't think so. nasty thing to be sure.... )
AussieScum
(8:36:23 PM): "I might know someone who could make such a thing though.... if it can be made at all ... "
WotA Eirlys
(8:36:50 PM): "Oh?"
AussieScum
(8:37:44 PM): "If the price was right, have to do the research of course"
WotA Eirlys
(8:38:16 PM): ::nods:: "And what kind of price would we be talking?"
WotA Eirlys
(8:38:32 PM): ::casually:: "Oh - and if I wanted them restored later?"
AussieScum
(8:39:21 PM): "The restoration would need to be separately negotiated. But the initial fee...."
AussieScum
(8:39:36 PM): "8,000 gold"
WotA Eirlys
(8:40:14 PM): ::low whistle:: "Quite a price ... you'd have to be a noble to afford *that*."
WotA Eirlys
(8:40:33 PM): ::jokingly:: "Any nobles been in the market recently?"
AussieScum
(8:40:51 PM): "Or idly rich. And frankly, you look neither"
WotA Eirlys
(8:41:26 PM): "I *am* neither. I guess I'll have to solve my problem a different way. Unless I can find a patron."
WotA Eirlys
(8:41:48 PM): ((did she react at all to the "noble" or the question about them being in the market?))
OnlineHost
(8:42:58 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 20-sided die: 16
AussieScum (8:43:02 PM): not really
WotA Eirlys
(8:43:11 PM): (spot or SM?)
AussieScum
(8:43:31 PM): eh?
WotA Eirlys
(8:43:46 PM): (Do I need one of those to notice, I meant :-) )
WotA Eirlys
(8:44:07 PM): "Got any ideas for a patron? One who might be ... oh, of like mind?"
AussieScum
(8:44:22 PM): (( nah, that was a "save" for her to see if she reacted ))
WotA Eirlys
(8:44:33 PM): ((np))
WotA Kano
(8:44:44 PM): ::has hands shoved firmly in pockets, trying very hard not to start poking around in the shop::
AussieScum (8:44:51 PM): "If you can't afford the fee, it's a moot point"
WotA Jarek
(8:44:57 PM): :: perking up from the back of the store :: "8,000. That's a nice figure off the top of your head. Sounds to me like you may have created one or more of these recently."
WotA Eirlys
(8:45:28 PM): "Not really a moot point ... not if I can find a patron willing to pay the fee for .... considerations."
WotA Eirlys
(8:45:49 PM): "But, not being from around here, I don't know the temper of the rich."
WotA Daere
(8:45:49 PM): ::takes careful half-step away from Jarek, just in case there's a lightning bolt headed his direction::
AussieScum (8:45:50 PM): *shrug* "Think what you will, Deverenian. I believe our business is completed. You can leave"
WotA Kano
(8:45:59 PM): "Say, Jarek...didn't we hear that some of those Black Star guys got turned into statues?"
WotA Axton (8:46:32 PM): thank you madam...... turn and leave
WotA Dethel
(8:46:40 PM): "Our business is not yet completed."
WotA Jarek
(8:46:45 PM): :: coming forward :: "Black Sun, little one. Four of them. Must've paid nice filling That order."
WotA Eirlys
(8:46:56 PM): ::leans forward earnestly, and quietly:: "How about the local nobility ... anyone likely to be a patron?"
WotA Kano
(8:46:56 PM): "Oh, right, Black *Sun*."
WotA Axton (8:47:01 PM): stop and turn back
WotA Kano
(8:47:37 PM): ((Tell us what we want to know, or I'll...clean you!!!))
WotA Dethel (8:47:47 PM): "What can you tell us about basilisk lilies?"
OnlineHost
(8:48:01 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 20-sided die: 19
AussieScum (8:48:13 PM): "Nothing. Goodbye."
WotA Daere
(8:48:53 PM): ::is clearly sooooooooo ready to leave::
WotA Dethel (8:49:29 PM): "Come now, we can do each other some good still, I think"
WotA Jarek
(8:50:01 PM): :: stand full height, right in front of her, snort derisively :: "Give me the buyer's name, and I'll go. Might even pay for it."
WotA Eirlys
(8:50:07 PM): ::looks at Jarek and Kano guilelessly:: "You guys heard about those, too? I heard there was a woman involved."
AussieScum
(8:50:16 PM): To Dethel: "You smell like trouble. For me. And I'm not interested"
WotA Kano
(8:50:43 PM): "Maybe I should call some of my friends over to come play in her alchemical equipment. Bunch of badgers, maybe..."
AussieScum (8:50:57 PM): "Go puff your chest to the soldiers. They might be impressed, boy."
WotA Dethel
(8:51:02 PM): "Unfortunately, trouble has arrived; now we must figure the best way out for all of us."
WotA Jarek
(8:52:09 PM): :: grin slowly :: "I was hoping you would simply confirm Lorna's involvement, but if you insist on being difficult..." :: draw the halberd :: ((and watch closely for a response ))
WotA Kano
(8:52:36 PM): ::pulls out the components for a Summon::
AussieScum (8:52:39 PM): (( Save versus pooping her pants ))
OnlineHost
(8:52:44 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 20-sided die: 8
AussieScum (8:53:00 PM): (( Hmmm, I don't think she has that much intestinal fortitude ))
AussieScum
(8:53:06 PM): *shrinks back*
WotA Jarek
(8:53:07 PM): (( oo oo , I wanna SM That. ;) ))
WotA Daere
(8:53:10 PM): ::tightens grip on bow and prays::
WotA Kano (8:53:12 PM): ((How's she gonna make potions after Jarek cuts off one hand, and Axton eats the other one?))
WotA Dethel (8:53:23 PM): ((LOL))
WotA Axton
(8:53:24 PM): 8-)
AussieScum (8:53:25 PM): "You wouldn't!"
WotA Axton
(8:53:34 PM): u want to make a bet
WotA Kano
(8:53:36 PM): "Oh, he would. He's nasty."
WotA Eirlys (8:53:59 PM): ::sighs:: "I *tried* to save us both the trouble."
WotA Kano
(8:54:01 PM): "I would, too...but mostly because I don't have any common sense at all." ::grins, more maniacally than normal.::
WotA Kano (8:54:15 PM): ::begins Summon Monster II::
WotA Jarek (8:54:25 PM): (( "True. I might be bluffing, you vomitous mass..." :) ))
WotA Dethel
(8:54:26 PM): "As I said: the best way for all of us."
WotA Eirlys
(8:54:27 PM): "Suppose you answer the questions, and we'll try to keep him from doing it."
WotA Axton
(8:54:30 PM): pulls greatsword
WotA Dethel
(8:54:36 PM): "We need information"
WotA Dethel
(8:54:47 PM): "And we are completely discreet"
WotA Jarek
(8:54:53 PM): :: stand stone-faced, weapon at the ready ::
OnlineHost
(8:55:06 PM): WotA Kano rolled 1 3-sided die: 1
WotA Axton (8:55:12 PM): switch sword around
AussieScum
(8:55:17 PM): "Alright!"
WotA Dethel
(8:55:28 PM): "We're on a mission, we'll be gone in a couple of days"
WotA Kano
(8:55:30 PM): ((Sigh)) ::Scratch Fury pops into being::
WotA Kano (8:55:36 PM): "Snarl!"
AussieScum (8:55:47 PM): "I made it for Jace. He hangs out at The Dice Cup"
WotA Jarek
(8:55:56 PM): :: ease back a notch ::
WotA Axton
(8:56:10 PM): u got a cure?
WotA Kano
(8:56:13 PM): ::In Celestial:: "Wait for a moment, my friend."
WotA Axton (8:56:13 PM): for free
WotA Kano
(8:56:18 PM): ((that was to Scratch))
WotA Dethel (8:56:34 PM): "What was it for?"
WotA Jarek
(8:56:42 PM): "Jace? He gonna be easy to spot?"
AussieScum
(8:56:44 PM): To Axton: "You're going to rob me too?"
WotA Eirlys
(8:56:50 PM): "You know why he wanted it? I assume it couldn't afford it on his own?"
WotA Axton
(8:56:52 PM): no
AussieScum
(8:57:00 PM): *she describes him*
WotA Dethel
(8:57:01 PM): "No, we will not rob you"
AussieScum
(8:57:14 PM): "8,000 gold buys a lot of no questions asked"
WotA Axton
(8:57:16 PM): but u caused the trouble and you should fix it....
AussieScum
(8:57:30 PM): "All I did was make a flower"
WotA Jarek
(8:57:37 PM): :: glare a bit at Axton :: "But the question is valid - Did you prepare any of the cure as well?"
WotA Dethel
(8:57:42 PM): "Fair enough. "
AussieScum
(8:59:16 PM): "I did not."
AussieScum
(8:59:27 PM): "Wasn't paid for that"
WotA Jarek
(8:59:54 PM): "Fine. Thank you." :: spin on heel to go ::
WotA Axton
(9:00:06 PM): sounds like you were paid twice enough for the flower ... leaving the other half for the cure
WotA Kano
(9:00:10 PM): ::dismisses Scratch Fury, with a golden *pop*::
WotA Dethel (9:00:17 PM): "Thank you. We'll clean up after ... all of us."
WotA Jarek
(9:00:40 PM): (( why would you say that, Axton? 8K per. how is that twice enough? ))
AussieScum
(9:00:53 PM): (( Because I'd said 1000 per cure - 4 cures? ))
WotA Eirlys
(9:00:56 PM): ::looks at her consideringly:: "Oh, I don't know, Axton ... her prices seem fair enough."
WotA Axton
(9:01:13 PM): schrug..... turn and leave
WotA Jarek
(9:01:16 PM): (( but 1k per cure doesn't mean 1k per curse :) ))
WotA Eirlys
(9:01:18 PM): "Especially for what could happen if someone takes a dislike to what she did."
AussieScum
(9:01:31 PM): (( The flower itself is listed with a market value of 7500. So, 8000 is a fee as well included, even though her cost under MIC rules is half that ))
AussieScum
(9:01:45 PM): (( but, one flower can stone many - but the cures are individual ))
AussieScum
(9:02:17 PM): OK, it's midnight....
AussieScum
(9:02:23 PM): Probably a good place to call it.
WotA Kano
(9:02:28 PM): ((Works for me))
WotA Jarek (9:02:31 PM): (( ah. don't think we were thinking it was one flower. since the four guards would've been spread out. ))
WotA Dethel
(9:02:31 PM): :smiles:"Have a nice day"
WotA Axton
(9:02:33 PM): ((at the well of the souls))
WotA Daere
(9:02:55 PM): ((Hm. So... what now - er, next session? Back to make our report?))
WotA Eirlys (9:03:09 PM): ((to Jace, I think))
WotA Jarek
(9:03:09 PM): (( Jace and the Map, I think. ))
WotA Daere
(9:03:12 PM): ((I accuse Colonel Mustard in the chapel with the flowerpot?))
AussieScum (9:03:19 PM): Leads remaining: This Jace fellow
AussieScum
(9:03:23 PM): Map to a hideout
WotA Eirlys
(9:03:23 PM): ((and are we playing tomorrow or Thursday, Steve?))
AussieScum
(9:03:28 PM): Report to Halifax?
WotA Daere
(9:03:31 PM): ((my next question... ;) ))
AussieScum (9:03:48 PM): Thursday is going to suit me better, I think. Will have to be 9:30'ish start, but I know I have database work to do tomorrow night



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