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The Church of the Storm

Log 2007-01-04


(6:33:05 PM) AussieScum has entered the room.
AussieScum (6:33:13 PM): Ah, the backup room
WotA Axton
(6:33:15 PM): hi steve
WotA Daere
(6:33:37 PM): Sorry, my new toy was being difficult - didn't like the other room for some reason.
AussieScum (6:34:08 PM): So, where were we?
WotA Kano
(6:34:24 PM): We just finished bullying Haggie
AussieScum (6:34:24 PM): Ah yes, you have just frightened the crap, and some incidental information, out of Veluse, the witch
WotA Kano
(6:35:09 PM): (shoulda had Scratch Fury relieve himself before he left, give her some new material components to work with. :-D )
WotA Axton (6:35:37 PM): brb
WotA Axton
(6:35:38 PM): dogs need out
WotA Axton
(6:36:13 PM): back .... false alarm
WotA Daere
(6:36:50 PM): (Would summoned badger poo stay behind once the critter vanished?))
WotA Kano (6:37:04 PM): I wonder...
WotA Jarek (6:37:19 PM): (( wounds do... ))
WotA Axton
(6:37:23 PM): do summoned badgers poo
WotA Kano
(6:37:28 PM): Worth finding out, I think. ;-)
WotA Kano (6:37:32 PM): Why wouldn't they poo?
WotA Kano (6:37:44 PM): They're just celestial versions of normal badgers.
WotA Axton (6:37:46 PM): we dont
WotA Kano
(6:37:59 PM): That's why you're so big. You hold it.
WotA Daere (6:38:01 PM): ((Oooh, ooh, and if it's a celestial badger... it would be Holy Sh*&!!))
WotA Kano (6:38:07 PM): snort!
WotA Daere (6:38:11 PM): :-D
WotA Kano (6:38:25 PM): I'm so little because I go all the dang time.
WotA Jarek (6:38:42 PM): that's what we're calling your speech pattern these days?
WotA Kano
(6:38:49 PM): hee hee
WotA Axton (6:38:53 PM): where do u go..... never seen/heard of a place to do it
WotA Kano
(6:39:11 PM): "Those little houses out behind the inns? Try there, Axton."
WotA Jarek (6:39:12 PM): I've seen notation for privies...
WotA Jarek
(6:39:32 PM): brb - getting juice and food - must feed the fever
WotA Axton
(6:39:36 PM): ok i will
WotA Kano
(6:39:44 PM): ((Bring something to do...if you haven't gone since 1st level, you could be a while.))
WotA Axton (6:39:58 PM): :-D
WotA Kano (6:40:18 PM): ((I need to stop watching Dirty Jobs...it's completely warped me.))
WotA Axton (6:40:40 PM): ((is it really that bad))
WotA Kano
(6:40:49 PM): ((It can be.))
WotA Eirlys (6:40:52 PM): ((no, you were already warped))
WotA Kano
(6:40:58 PM): ((Further warped, then))
WotA Axton (6:41:13 PM): ((can one get that warped))
WotA Kano
(6:41:49 PM): ((In strong gravitational fields, certainly))
AussieScum (6:42:02 PM): So, where to>
WotA Eirlys
(6:42:26 PM): Jace
WotA Daere
(6:42:43 PM): ((Yep, that guy. At the Dice Cup, yes? Do we have a plan?))
WotA Eirlys (6:43:10 PM): ((We haven't had one yet - why start now?))
WotA Axton
(6:43:23 PM): :-P
WotA Daere (6:44:31 PM): ((Well, I suppose "Get him!!" is sort of a plan...))
AussieScum (6:44:40 PM): OK, you get to the Dice Cup
AussieScum
(6:45:10 PM): It's a seedy little den on iniquity
AussieScum
(6:45:14 PM): Gambling parlor
WotA Jarek
(6:45:27 PM): (( besides, what we plan and what actually happens don't tend to agree. ))
WotA Eirlys
(6:45:41 PM): ::swagger in, and look around, but don't stop looking when I spot Jace::
WotA Axton
(6:45:58 PM): ((right so why waste time and plan))
WotA Axton
(6:46:19 PM): follow eirlys in
WotA Kano
(6:46:55 PM): ::follow the group::
WotA Dethel (6:47:10 PM): :head for the bar:
WotA Jarek
(6:47:37 PM): :: stay near the door ::
AussieScum
(6:47:42 PM): Spot checlk, Eirlys
WotA Dethel
(6:47:50 PM): :keep an eye on Eirlys:
WotA Dethel
(6:47:53 PM): brb
OnlineHost
(6:48:10 PM): WotA Eirlys rolled 1 20-sided die: 1
AussieScum (6:48:16 PM): Nope, no Jace
WotA Eirlys
(6:48:19 PM): Spot 10 :-(
WotA Daere
(6:48:22 PM): ((Way to go, Belkar!!))
WotA Kano (6:48:36 PM): (("Belkar" is Halfling-ese for "Bon"))
WotA Axton (6:49:19 PM): i will look around for him
WotA Jarek
(6:49:28 PM): (( "What ninjas!?!?" ))
WotA Daere
(6:49:28 PM): ::look for open seat at one of the games::
WotA Kano (6:49:49 PM): ::Just looking around in general; not sure I've been in a gaming club before::
AussieScum (6:50:15 PM): No one sees him - he doesn't appear to be on the gaming floor
WotA Axton
(6:50:28 PM): then find a game
WotA Eirlys
(6:50:37 PM): ::look for an entrance to a private room::
WotA Axton
(6:50:54 PM): so i can keep an eye out for him
AussieScum
(6:52:39 PM): There are a few doors down a hall that look like they might be private suites.
AussieScum
(6:52:43 PM): Maybe even accomodations?
WotA Dethel
(6:53:17 PM): ((We could ask after him, saying we have a job for him...))
WotA Kano
(6:53:21 PM): ::Will start chatting people up about the place::
WotA Kano (6:53:28 PM): ((just a general GI, first))
WotA Daere (6:53:39 PM): ((Room service!... you want towel?))
WotA Eirlys (6:54:18 PM): ::takes an end seat at the bar where I can watch the room and the doors, and order an ale::
WotA Daere
(6:54:23 PM): ((I'll assist with the GI, while looking for game and trying to blend in, if that's OK...))
OnlineHost (6:54:52 PM): WotA Daere rolled 1 20-sided die: 20
AussieScum (6:54:53 PM): (( Hmmm, maybe ask an employee if they've seen him? ;-) ))
WotA Kano
(6:55:02 PM): ((Too easy, Steve! :-D ))
WotA Eirlys (6:55:15 PM): ((will be doing that with the bartender, GM, dear :-) ))
WotA Daere
(6:55:25 PM): ((WOW!! Daere is smooooooooooth!))
WotA Axton (6:55:43 PM): ((test new color to many greens to day))
WotA Eirlys
(6:55:52 PM): ::When the bartender brings the ale:: "Hey, friend ... I'm looking for someone - maybe you can help me."
WotA Kano
(6:55:53 PM): ((::suppresses comment:: :-D ))
OnlineHost (6:56:23 PM): WotA Kano rolled 1 20-sided die: 18
WotA Kano (6:56:41 PM): ((21 on my general GI))
WotA Kano (6:57:00 PM): ((plus Daere's assist...even she isn't cranky enough to drop a natural 20 to below a result of 10))
WotA Daere (6:57:16 PM): ((lol))
AussieScum (6:57:35 PM): The bartender says, "Jace?"
AussieScum
(6:57:48 PM): "You're not referring to Lord Jason of Corinth are you?"
WotA Jarek
(6:58:17 PM): (( no elves in here - she's downright Perky ))
WotA Eirlys
(6:58:35 PM): ::eyebrows rise, and shrug:: "Could be - they just told me "Jace"."
AussieScum
(6:59:18 PM): *He describes him, in detail*
AussieScum
(6:59:23 PM): (( matches what you have ))
WotA Eirlys
(6:59:33 PM): "Yup, that's him."
WotA Daere
(6:59:34 PM): ((Hm, smooth AND perky. Go ahead and say it, Mike, before you hurt yourself trying to keep it in... ;-) -))
WotA Eirlys (6:59:36 PM): "Seen him recently?"
WotA Dethel
(6:59:38 PM): ((Hey, there's one elf in here :-D))
AussieScum
(7:00:19 PM): "His Lordship hasn't been out of his rooms this morning. Probably a good thing. He's on a winning streak"
WotA Kano
(7:00:33 PM): ((OK...we wouldn't really know...we haven't been shown... :-D :-*O:-) ))
WotA Jarek (7:00:51 PM): (( well, You haven't, at least ))
WotA Kano
(7:01:11 PM): ((True. That was assumptive. :-D ))
WotA Eirlys (7:01:29 PM): ::nods:: "Good for him - so if I want to talk to him?"
AussieScum
(7:02:01 PM): "However, I suppose he'd want to be awoken. He has more gold to win today. We're kind of busy, would you mind playing maidservant for a few moments and wake him up? Maybe take him his morning tea?"
WotA Eirlys
(7:02:22 PM): ::grins:: "I'd be delighted. Thanks."
WotA Eirlys
(7:02:57 PM): ::catches Daere's eye and inclines her head in the direction of the rooms::
WotA Jarek
(7:03:02 PM): (( wow. that was EASY ;) ))
WotA Eirlys
(7:03:18 PM): ::then takes the tea and heads to the indicated room::
WotA Eirlys
(7:03:25 PM): ((too easy? ;-) ))
AussieScum
(7:03:36 PM): You get to the room
WotA Axton
(7:03:39 PM): follows
WotA Kano
(7:03:51 PM): ((Is there a Neon Carrot on the serving tray? :-) ))
AussieScum (7:04:00 PM): (( You'll find it in a moment :-D ))
WotA Eirlys
(7:04:02 PM): ::knock:: "Tea, sir?"
WotA Kano
(7:04:15 PM): ((He's dead, Jim. I bet.))
WotA Daere (7:04:23 PM): ::excuses herself and strolls that way to cover Eirlys's back::
WotA Eirlys (7:04:23 PM): (probably been murdered.))
WotA Eirlys
(7:04:25 PM): ((goomb))
AussieScum
(7:04:36 PM): *silence*
WotA Axton
(7:04:51 PM): ((then he wont want any tea.... will he))
WotA Eirlys
(7:04:55 PM): ::try the door::
AussieScum
(7:05:02 PM): It pushes open
AussieScum
(7:05:27 PM): And, it appears you're too late... (( Duh Duh DUH! ))
WotA Eirlys
(7:05:31 PM): ::slip in, only far enough to survey the room and to NOT disturb tracks, just in case::
AussieScum
(7:05:44 PM): A body lies face down on the floor, blood staining his bedclothes
WotA Eirlys
(7:06:10 PM): ::observe and search, don't touch yet::
WotA Eirlys
(7:06:23 PM): ::gesture Daere and Axton in, and close the door::
WotA Dethel
(7:06:30 PM): :move in to check the body for life, being as careful as I can:
WotA Kano
(7:06:35 PM): ::follow carefully, cast Detect Magic, sweep the room::
AussieScum (7:06:40 PM): Heal check?
OnlineHost
(7:06:45 PM): WotA Dethel rolled 1 20-sided die: 2
WotA Dethel (7:06:51 PM): heal 11
WotA Axton
(7:06:55 PM): assist on heal
OnlineHost
(7:06:58 PM): WotA Axton rolled 1 20-sided die: 16
AussieScum (7:06:59 PM): He's dead, Jim
WotA Dethel
(7:07:08 PM): ((lovely dice we got tonight :-())
WotA Axton
(7:07:09 PM): assite
WotA Daere
(7:07:10 PM): ::do the Tracking thing::
OnlineHost (7:07:14 PM): WotA Daere rolled 1 20-sided die: 18
WotA Dethel (7:07:26 PM): :try to determine cause of death:
OnlineHost
(7:07:31 PM): WotA Eirlys rolled 1 20-sided die: 5
AussieScum (7:07:33 PM): The killer came in the window. And left that way.
WotA Dethel
(7:07:46 PM): ((zee big hole in his head!)):-D
WotA Daere
(7:07:48 PM): ((That's a 26, if applicable... and the dice like me just fine for once! ))
AussieScum (7:07:51 PM): The broken glass on the floor attests to that (or perhaps, it's Daere tracking skillz ))
WotA Eirlys
(7:08:00 PM): take 20 on search for 30
WotA Jarek
(7:08:07 PM): (( Do I get any read from the bartender after the whole fracking group tromps down the hallway? Did he send her there to find the body on purpose? ))
AussieScum
(7:08:08 PM): Cause of Death: Stab wounds to the back and neck.
AussieScum
(7:08:19 PM): By the yuckiness of the wounds, probably poisoned
WotA Daere
(7:08:41 PM): "Came in and out through the window..." ::glances outside::
WotA Dethel (7:08:48 PM): Determine poison type?
WotA Axton
(7:09:00 PM): go back to the bartender to have him get the athorities
WotA Eirlys
(7:09:04 PM): "How long ago., Daere? Can you tell?"
AussieScum
(7:09:05 PM): Deadly poison? Is there other kind? ;-)
AussieScum (7:09:12 PM): He's holding a handkerchief in one hand.
WotA Eirlys
(7:09:25 PM): ::examine::
WotA Daere
(7:09:29 PM): "From the broken glass? No. If there's something outside that'll hold a print... maybe."
WotA Jarek (7:09:39 PM): (( authorities? people come round here because there aren't any, I imagine. :) ))
WotA Dethel
(7:09:51 PM): "Hey - he's got a hanky"
AussieScum
(7:09:57 PM): Well, you gathered that he was seen alive last night. Probably late last night.
WotA Eirlys
(7:09:59 PM): "I see that."
AussieScum
(7:10:02 PM): So, within the last 6-8 hours
WotA Eirlys
(7:10:14 PM): ::as she peers at it::
WotA Dethel
(7:10:41 PM): ((Have we searched the room? I saw a take 20 for 30, I think))
AussieScum
(7:10:52 PM): You see something familiar embroidered on the corner of the soiled hankie
WotA Eirlys
(7:11:01 PM): ((That was me - searching him and the room))
AussieScum
(7:11:04 PM): Is that the Baron of Haranshae's Coat of Arms again?
AussieScum
(7:11:10 PM): Man, that gets around
AussieScum
(7:11:18 PM): There's also a sheathed dagger under the pillow on the bed
WotA Eirlys
(7:11:23 PM): ((A lady's handkerchief?))
WotA Eirlys
(7:11:36 PM): ::look at the dagger::
WotA Axton
(7:11:53 PM): ask the bartender who he was gambling with
WotA Kano
(7:11:57 PM): ((Probably belonging to the baron's daughter))
AussieScum (7:12:08 PM): No, man hankie
WotA Axton
(7:12:11 PM): and whom was the biggest looser
AussieScum
(7:12:15 PM): You also notice that there's no swag in the room.
WotA Jarek
(7:12:19 PM): (( under the pillow? I'd guess his own ))
AussieScum
(7:12:22 PM): Anything of value has already been pinched
WotA Dethel
(7:12:58 PM): swag?
WotA Eirlys
(7:13:01 PM): "Interesting ... the Baron's arms on the handkerchief, but *not* a lady's."
AussieScum
(7:13:09 PM): Loot. Booty. Treasure!
WotA Eirlys
(7:13:19 PM): ::Anything interesting about the dagger?::
AussieScum
(7:13:37 PM): Hmmm, it's silk. Maybe it is a lady's? Who knows. I just know I would not use a silk snot rag.
WotA Dethel
(7:13:39 PM): Thanks - was wondering why we were worried about curtain parts :-D
WotA Dethel
(7:13:57 PM): ((Way to slippery:-D))
WotA Eirlys
(7:14:02 PM): LOL!
AussieScum
(7:14:08 PM): Eirlys: Nope. Just a dagger
WotA Kano
(7:14:16 PM): ((Steve, we all know you Australians just farmer-blow anyway.))
WotA Axton (7:14:17 PM): ((and not very obsevent))
WotA Eirlys
(7:14:19 PM): ::take it anyway::
WotA Eirlys
(7:14:32 PM): ::along with the handkerchief::
AussieScum
(7:14:37 PM): That gets messy in the office though :-P
WotA Axton (7:14:43 PM): ((wont hold water very well))
WotA Eirlys
(7:14:44 PM): ((Ewwww!))
WotA Dethel
(7:14:51 PM): ::-Detect Magic on the dagger:
WotA Kano
(7:15:00 PM): ::whispers:: "I bet she killed him. Made him arrange stuff, then killed him."
WotA Axton (7:15:03 PM): ((or snot as the case may be))
WotA Eirlys
(7:15:14 PM): ::nods:: "Agreed, Kano."
WotA Eirlys
(7:15:43 PM): "Or had someone kill him - but why today and not when they left town?"
WotA Eirlys
(7:16:09 PM): "Either she did the job herself, or paid *another* someone ... which makes no sense!"
WotA Dethel
(7:16:52 PM): "The witch?"
WotA Jarek
(7:16:52 PM): (( when Who left town? I'd love to ask, but... oh yeah, not there. :) ))
WotA Eirlys
(7:17:37 PM): ((the cloaked kidnappers))
WotA Axton
(7:17:46 PM): come back to the room
WotA Jarek
(7:17:58 PM): (( who says they're not local? the cult is. ))
WotA Eirlys
(7:18:08 PM): ((good point))
WotA Eirlys
(7:18:21 PM): ::anything else in the room?::
AussieScum
(7:18:31 PM): (( Reporting the murder? ))
WotA Jarek
(7:18:52 PM): axton already did
WotA Axton
(7:18:54 PM): ((thought i was just doing that))
AussieScum
(7:19:16 PM): (( Ah, missed that, sorry ))
AussieScum
(7:20:44 PM): So, the guard eventually arrives, questions you briefly and releases you.
AussieScum
(7:20:54 PM): Next? I believe your only lead left is the map?
WotA Kano
(7:21:07 PM): ((seems dat way))
WotA Axton (7:21:09 PM): did i find out whom he was gambling with
WotA Daere
(7:21:09 PM): ((what was on the map, again?))
WotA Eirlys (7:21:19 PM): yup. Shall we report what we know to our employer first?
WotA Dethel
(7:21:22 PM): ((even if its not, it is now :-)))
WotA Jarek
(7:21:45 PM): (( gambling with the House, I imagine. ))
AussieScum
(7:21:45 PM): (( Gambing solo. He had 5000 gp in house credit, even ))
AussieScum
(7:21:56 PM): Like I mentioned earlier.... winning streak
WotA Axton
(7:22:26 PM): ((right but i thought he was gambleing with someone))
WotA Jarek
(7:22:27 PM): "Not yet. Too much circumstantial about the daughter. I want this locked up tight before we see his lordship again"
WotA Dethel
(7:22:45 PM): "I agree Jarek"
WotA Eirlys
(7:22:46 PM): ::nods::
WotA Dethel
(7:22:55 PM): "What's the map tellus?"
WotA Eirlys
(7:22:58 PM): "Let's find the cave on the map, then."
AussieScum
(7:23:05 PM): The map is dorections to a house
AussieScum
(7:23:24 PM): Although why anyone would leave a map to a house in the run down district of town is a mystery.
WotA Eirlys
(7:23:30 PM): (er, house - sorry)
AussieScum
(7:23:35 PM): Unless.... it means something ... O:-)
WotA Jarek (7:24:17 PM): :: scout from a distance ::
WotA Dethel
(7:24:27 PM): "Shall we?"
WotA Axton
(7:24:43 PM): anytime u'r ready dethel
WotA Daere
(7:24:43 PM): ((Yeah, distance sounds good. I second the motion.))
AussieScum (7:24:50 PM): You head in that general directon.
AussieScum
(7:24:55 PM): It's run down, for certrain.
AussieScum
(7:25:17 PM): A short walk down a quiet street leads you to an unimposing stone house at the end of the block.
AussieScum
(7:25:32 PM): This neglected home is completely overgrown with moss and ivy.
WotA Eirlys
(7:25:45 PM): ::leading the party, a bit ahead::
AussieScum
(7:25:47 PM): Even though is seems to have been abandoned, this eerie place seems to be in decent shape.
AussieScum
(7:26:16 PM): A few roof slates are missing, but the interior appears to be protected from the elements (at least, what you can tell from looking at the doors and windows
WotA Eirlys
(7:26:22 PM): ::circle the house if possible, noting exits and interesting stuff (hide and MS while doing so)::
AussieScum
(7:26:31 PM): The windows are nailed shut, the doors boraded up.
WotA Axton
(7:26:56 PM): shall i remove the boards on the door?
WotA Jarek
(7:27:16 PM): "let's see if Daere and Eirlys can find the hidden entrance first."
WotA Eirlys
(7:27:29 PM): ::listening as well as looking / searching::
WotA Daere
(7:27:31 PM): ::keep back and watch the upper stories and surrounding for motion while she's doing that, preferably from at least somewhat concealed vantage point...::
AussieScum (7:29:33 PM): Door on the south wall is probably easiest entrance. A closer examination shows that it appears to be boarded up, but it's a mock up.
WotA Dethel
(7:29:50 PM): :look about but don't disturb anything:
WotA Eirlys
(7:29:58 PM): ((Curtis is switching providers - he'll brb))
WotA Axton
(7:30:05 PM): brb going to switch to DSL
WotA Eirlys
(7:30:33 PM): ::listen at that entrance::
(7:30:34 PM) WotA Axton has left the room.
AussieScum (7:30:51 PM): roll it
OnlineHost
(7:30:59 PM): WotA Eirlys rolled 1 20-sided die: 3
WotA Eirlys (7:31:08 PM): Sheesh! Listen 12
WotA Daere
(7:31:16 PM): ::will come up, also being sneaky, and take a look around for tracks while she's doing that::
(7:31:20 PM) WotA Axton has entered the room.
OnlineHost (7:31:23 PM): WotA Daere rolled 1 20-sided die: 9
WotA Daere (7:31:33 PM): ((Only a 17 that time...))
WotA Jarek (7:31:34 PM): (( take ten, says chuck :) ))
WotA Axton
(7:31:36 PM): back
AussieScum
(7:31:47 PM): You hear murmered voices coming from inside
WotA Eirlys
(7:31:58 PM): ((You didn't miss much ... bad listen check on my part, and Daere searching for tracks))
WotA Axton
(7:32:10 PM): this is a lot better
WotA Eirlys
(7:32:15 PM): ::listen more closely (take 10 for 19) ::
AussieScum
(7:32:17 PM): There are recent tracks leading in.
WotA Jarek
(7:32:19 PM): (( murmuring, "there are six people outside. get your weapons and spells ready." ))
(7:32:22 PM) WotA Axton has left the room.
AussieScum (7:32:22 PM): No improvement, MR
WotA Eirlys
(7:32:33 PM): ((darn :-) ))
AussieScum
(7:32:41 PM): (( What Vic said O:-) ))
WotA Eirlys
(7:32:55 PM): ::gesture Daere in to listen when she's done tracking::
(7:32:55 PM) WotA Axton has entered the room.
WotA Axton (7:33:08 PM): am i still here?
AussieScum
(7:33:12 PM): no
WotA Daere
(7:33:15 PM): (("Why, I believe you are correct... that sounds like approaching adventurers. Perhaps we should depart, and deny them the valuable XP for defeating us..." ))
WotA Eirlys (7:33:15 PM): yup
AussieScum
(7:33:17 PM): you left ;-)
WotA Axton (7:33:20 PM): fuck
WotA Axton
(7:33:27 PM): will have to reboot them
WotA Axton
(7:33:29 PM): then
WotA Jarek
(7:33:41 PM): :: gesture for Kano to ready some spellage, pull out the shield myself. ::
WotA Kano
(7:33:48 PM): ::gets ready to cast::
WotA Daere (7:33:56 PM): ::listen::
OnlineHost (7:33:59 PM): WotA Daere rolled 1 20-sided die: 3
WotA Kano (7:34:09 PM): ::though, waiting for the lervly ladies to finish first. :-) ::
WotA Daere (7:34:17 PM): Thbbbbpppt. Right after reading the "Take 10" line, too.
WotA Eirlys (7:34:28 PM): LOL!
WotA Daere
(7:35:00 PM): ((I only get an 18 when taking 10, though, so I'm not likely to pick up anything you didn't.))
AussieScum (7:35:17 PM): (( Correct ))
WotA Daere
(7:35:54 PM): ::glances over at Eirlys and shrugs::
WotA Jarek (7:35:59 PM): :: nod in the direction of the interior ::
WotA Dethel
(7:36:06 PM): :Cast spiritual weapon 'just before we go in': (if allowed)
WotA Eirlys
(7:36:12 PM): ::shrugs back, and starts to open the door::
WotA Jarek
(7:36:18 PM): :: ready my trusty sward ::
WotA Kano
(7:36:26 PM): ::as I see Eirlys doing that, start casting Summon Monster II::
WotA Dethel (7:36:27 PM): (about now, I think)
WotA Eirlys
(7:36:30 PM): ::then draw swords::
WotA Daere
(7:36:30 PM): ((Why are all my posts leaving big spaces? Or am I the only one seeing that?))
WotA Axton (7:36:34 PM): pull greatsword
WotA Kano
(7:36:38 PM): ((I'm not seeing it))
WotA Eirlys (7:36:40 PM): ((no spaces here))
WotA Jarek
(7:36:47 PM): (( you do seem indented, but that's it ))
WotA Daere
(7:36:57 PM): ::nock arrow, stand to side of door::
WotA Axton (7:36:58 PM): ((no spaces here either))
WotA Daere
(7:37:10 PM): ((huh. Weird. Never mind, carry on! :-) ))
WotA Jarek (7:38:24 PM): (( steve is frantically reading the 'if the pcs spring the trap' text... ))
WotA Dethel
(7:38:55 PM): :-)
WotA Eirlys (7:38:59 PM): ((LOL! Yeah, should've checked for one of those ...))
AussieScum
(7:39:14 PM): Actually, kiddies, gimme a sec :-)
WotA Dethel (7:39:16 PM): ((Its an extra line feed, in my case))
WotA Daere
(7:39:19 PM): ((Bad rogue! No biscuit! :-P -))
WotA Eirlys (7:40:10 PM): :-[
WotA Axton (7:40:50 PM): :-P O:-)
AussieScum (7:42:57 PM): So, opening?
WotA Eirlys
(7:43:13 PM): Sure ... unless I can check for traps first :-)
AussieScum
(7:43:31 PM): Sure
WotA Jarek
(7:43:32 PM): (( I meant the 'people behind the door' trap. ))
WotA Eirlys
(7:43:42 PM): take 10 for 20
AussieScum
(7:43:53 PM): nutting
WotA Eirlys
(7:44:02 PM): ((I figured ... but it doesn't hurt to look))
WotA Eirlys
(7:44:05 PM): Open.
AussieScum
(7:44:18 PM): A hallway leads ahead of you.
AussieScum
(7:44:41 PM): After a short bit, doors either side. A liitle more and cross hallway. Then more doors either side then out of sight
AussieScum
(7:44:57 PM): Murmuring is coming from the door ahead, to the left.
WotA Jarek
(7:45:01 PM): (( out of sight? how big is the exterior of the house? ))
AussieScum
(7:45:23 PM): Not huge. But it's dark in here
WotA Daere
(7:45:27 PM): ((Do we want both sneakies up front?))
WotA Eirlys (7:45:28 PM): ::move in quietly and carefully, and listen at door::
AussieScum
(7:45:34 PM): The light from outside only illuminates so far up the hallway
WotA Kano
(7:45:51 PM): ((I've got a summon in process...I imagine it'll finish up about the time Eirlys gets to that door.))
WotA Axton (7:46:00 PM): i have dark vision
WotA Axton
(7:46:03 PM): if that help
WotA Daere
(7:46:07 PM): ((Taking 10 on sneakiness checks gets me 18s... I'll stay close and cover her))
WotA Eirlys (7:46:09 PM): ::take 10 for 19::
WotA Jarek
(7:46:13 PM): :: move in behind Eirlys ::
WotA Jarek
(7:46:24 PM): :: or behind Daere, I guess :) ::
WotA Eirlys
(7:46:29 PM): ::take 10 on sneakiness is 19 each::
OnlineHost
(7:46:51 PM): WotA Kano rolled 1 3-sided die: 2
WotA Kano (7:47:15 PM): ::Scratch Fury and his littermate pop in, just outside of the front door::
WotA Dethel (7:47:33 PM): (I have low light vision)
AussieScum
(7:47:47 PM): (( More corridor ahead, Axton, before the hall ends in the darkness ))
AussieScum
(7:48:11 PM): You hear chanting from the room
WotA Axton
(7:48:12 PM): long hall
WotA Axton
(7:48:22 PM): darkvision 120'
WotA Dethel
(7:48:39 PM): :know religion for chanting:
AussieScum
(7:48:49 PM): roll it
OnlineHost
(7:48:51 PM): WotA Dethel rolled 1 20-sided die: 13
WotA Eirlys (7:48:55 PM): ::try door quickly, if it doesn't open, wave Axton up urgently to break down the door::
WotA Dethel
(7:49:09 PM): know:rel 20
WotA Axton
(7:49:17 PM): come up ready to break the door down
AussieScum
(7:49:18 PM): Sounds like it might be the rites of Deima
AussieScum
(7:49:51 PM): Door opens. You find 4 cultists chanting over and altar. They seem to be sacrificing a rat
WotA Jarek
(7:50:08 PM): :: leap in and slaughter them ::
WotA Dethel
(7:50:14 PM): ((Kill the cultists, save the rat!))
WotA Eirlys
(7:50:23 PM): ::get out of Jarek's way! :-) ::
WotA Jarek
(7:50:35 PM): (( she's a smart one ;) ))
AussieScum
(7:50:37 PM): The 1 HD cultists die
WotA Dethel
(7:50:45 PM): LOL
AussieScum
(7:51:03 PM): Hold on... I'm going to make Axton roll
WotA Eirlys
(7:51:05 PM): "Save one for questioning .... oh. Never mind."
AussieScum
(7:51:07 PM): He might miss.
OnlineHost
(7:51:13 PM): WotA Axton rolled 1 20-sided die: 13
WotA Kano (7:51:15 PM): ::The badgers run in after Jarek, help out, poo, go home.::
WotA Axton (7:51:16 PM): ac 21
WotA Eirlys
(7:51:23 PM): ((That's mean! :-) ))
AussieScum
(7:51:26 PM): Heh, Axton kills something!
WotA Axton
(7:51:28 PM): if that was to attack
AussieScum
(7:51:33 PM): (( Ain't I a stinker? :-D ))
WotA Eirlys
(7:51:58 PM): ((yes))
AussieScum
(7:51:59 PM): The rat is unfortunately a goner
AussieScum
(7:52:29 PM): The rest of the lower level is uneventful.
AussieScum
(7:52:34 PM): A storage area...
WotA Axton
(7:52:34 PM): 8-)
WotA Jarek (7:52:35 PM): :: if someone stabilizes one of the cultists at negative hp, I won't object ::
WotA Eirlys
(7:52:36 PM): ::Take 10 for 20, search the room and the cultists::
AussieScum
(7:52:38 PM): A privvy (Pew!)
WotA Kano
(7:52:41 PM): ::wrinkles his nose:: "Rat. Not much of a sacrifice."
AussieScum (7:52:54 PM): A scruffy kitchen
WotA Jarek
(7:52:57 PM): (( But I don't let them out of the combat conscious :) ))
AussieScum
(7:53:00 PM): (( nothing MR ))
WotA Eirlys
(7:53:08 PM): ((ok))
AussieScum
(7:53:38 PM): You can find a sitting room of sorts with another handful of barely cognisant cultists. You may save one for interrogation if you desire ))
WotA Axton
(7:53:57 PM): interrogation sound good
WotA Dethel
(7:54:03 PM): :stabilize a cultist:
WotA Jarek
(7:54:16 PM): barely cognisant?
WotA Daere
(7:54:18 PM): ((We desire. Heck, I say we take him/her back to see our employer.))
WotA Eirlys (7:54:28 PM): ((sounds like a good idea))
AussieScum
(7:54:47 PM): (( Well if I only had 2 or 3 hit points, I'd consider myself barely cognisant :-P ))
AussieScum
(7:55:41 PM): INT check time?
WotA Eirlys
(7:55:47 PM): ::let Jarek interrogate while Axton intimidates::
OnlineHost
(7:55:55 PM): WotA Axton rolled 1 20-sided die: 8
WotA Axton (7:55:59 PM): int 9
OnlineHost
(7:56:01 PM): WotA Eirlys rolled 1 20-sided die: 18
WotA Eirlys (7:56:06 PM): int 22
AussieScum
(7:56:32 PM): Eirlys realizes, as does anyone else getting > 15 - that leaving this place at this time might be a bad idea. There's a second floot (which I forgot to mention /blush)
OnlineHost
(7:56:37 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 6
WotA Daere (7:56:37 PM): ((Again, if the 22 doesn't get it...))
OnlineHost (7:56:38 PM): WotA Dethel rolled 1 20-sided die: 11
OnlineHost (7:56:40 PM): WotA Kano rolled 1 20-sided die: 10
AussieScum (7:56:47 PM): And those upstairs might scoot should they come down and find the downstairs trashed :-D
WotA Dethel (7:56:52 PM): int 12
WotA Eirlys
(7:56:56 PM): ((oh! we weren't leaving NOW.))
WotA Eirlys
(7:57:12 PM): ((We were just talking about taking one back later))
AussieScum
(7:57:12 PM): OK, so you have a cultist. And an unexplored upstairs.
WotA Eirlys
(7:57:24 PM): ::Time to head upstairs. Sneakily::
WotA Axton
(7:57:30 PM): shall we go upstairs now
WotA Eirlys
(7:57:40 PM): ::Take 10 for 19s, and start up::
WotA Axton
(7:57:49 PM): follow eirlys
WotA Jarek
(7:57:52 PM): (( is there a basement too? ))
WotA Kano
(7:57:55 PM): "Let's leave this guy down here, bound and gagged."
AussieScum (7:57:56 PM): no
AussieScum
(7:58:13 PM): Upstairs to a long hall.
WotA Daere
(7:58:18 PM): ((Tie and gag this guy, and up we go. Sneakiness checks at 18 as before.))
AussieScum (7:58:21 PM): 3 doors dotted along the hallway
AussieScum
(7:58:27 PM): Close door, middle door, far door
WotA Eirlys
(7:58:33 PM): ::stop and listen - take 10 for 19::
AussieScum
(7:58:50 PM): Nothing
AussieScum
(7:58:57 PM): No check that.
AussieScum
(7:59:04 PM): Water dripping behind close door
WotA Dethel
(7:59:15 PM): :cover Eirlys w/bow:
WotA Axton
(7:59:31 PM): i still have my greatsword out
WotA Eirlys
(7:59:44 PM): ::check for traps on door #1 (take 10 for 20), and open cautiously if none::
AussieScum
(8:00:17 PM): No traps
AussieScum
(8:00:19 PM): Door opens
AussieScum
(8:00:29 PM): The floor holds a small cistern that collects rainwater.
AussieScum
(8:00:35 PM): This copper basin is nearly full.
AussieScum
(8:00:42 PM): Pipes lead from the basin to the Water Closet below.
WotA Eirlys
(8:01:19 PM): ::quick look for anything else interesting, close door, listen at door #2::
WotA Axton
(8:01:21 PM): ((i want to dump the water out just to be mean :-P))
WotA Dethel
(8:01:25 PM): :anything else in room:
WotA Kano
(8:02:25 PM): ((If you do so, do it QUIETLY. :-D ))
AussieScum (8:03:23 PM): #2: Guest Bedtoom. Dull and boring
WotA Jarek
(8:03:26 PM): :: slip past the huddle at door #2 and kick in #3 ::
AussieScum
(8:03:32 PM): It's empty. And it looks like the roof leaks a little.
WotA Eirlys
(8:03:53 PM): ::sighs at Jarek::
WotA Eirlys
(8:04:10 PM): ::and follows to #3::
AussieScum
(8:04:14 PM): Ha ha
WotA Axton
(8:04:17 PM): to #3
WotA Kano
(8:04:17 PM): ::trailing::
AussieScum (8:04:18 PM): I like it
AussieScum
(8:04:28 PM): Jarek, I'll give you a surprise round on the occupants
WotA Dethel
(8:04:45 PM): :follow the force of nature:
AussieScum
(8:05:14 PM): Need just a moment
WotA Axton
(8:05:56 PM): ((nice knowing you jarek)):-P
AussieScum (8:06:49 PM): Inits
WotA Jarek
(8:06:55 PM): (( hey. their cultists. as in, secretive. figures they would be as far from the stairs as possible. Either that, or I've got a good 'gut'. ;) ))
OnlineHost
(8:06:57 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 18
OnlineHost (8:06:57 PM): WotA Dethel rolled 1 20-sided die: 11
WotA Jarek (8:07:00 PM): 20
OnlineHost
(8:07:02 PM): WotA Axton rolled 1 20-sided die: 6
WotA Dethel (8:07:04 PM): init 15
WotA Axton
(8:07:06 PM): init 7
OnlineHost
(8:07:06 PM): WotA Kano rolled 1 20-sided die: 11
OnlineHost (8:07:31 PM): WotA Eirlys rolled 1 20-sided die: 4
WotA Kano (8:07:35 PM): ((Init 15, Dex 18; I think me and Dethel are perfectly tied))
WotA Eirlys (8:07:45 PM): Init 7
WotA Dethel
(8:07:52 PM): nope, my dex is 19 :-)
OnlineHost
(8:07:54 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 20-sided die: 15
WotA Axton (8:07:55 PM): dex 13
WotA Kano
(8:08:03 PM): ((Then, you have the honors, Bones.))
WotA Dethel (8:08:40 PM): ((I'm trying to change the whole cleric init thing))O:-)
OnlineHost
(8:09:33 PM): WotA Daere rolled 1 20-sided die: 4
WotA Daere (8:09:39 PM): Weee. Init 7
AussieScum (8:09:49 PM): Dex for all the 7's? 3 of you
AussieScum
(8:09:51 PM): Axton is 13
AussieScum
(8:09:53 PM): Other 2?
WotA Daere
(8:10:03 PM): ((16 for me))
WotA Eirlys (8:10:16 PM): ((17))
AussieScum
(8:10:25 PM): ok
AussieScum
(8:10:31 PM): 6 guys in here
AussieScum
(8:10:36 PM): one in robes
AussieScum
(8:10:41 PM): All priestly looking
WotA Eirlys
(8:10:55 PM): ((any of them the Cardinal?))
AussieScum
(8:11:01 PM): One in Leather
AussieScum
(8:11:02 PM): (no)
AussieScum
(8:11:12 PM): 4 others that look like assorted cultists
AussieScum
(8:11:22 PM): Jarek - you get to go twice.
AussieScum
(8:11:30 PM): Once for suprise, once again for your action
WotA Jarek
(8:11:37 PM): :: practically jump in, straight for the most obvious leader-type (by position - probably the guy in robes), take his head off ::
OnlineHost
(8:11:42 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 8
WotA Eirlys (8:11:47 PM): ::to Daere, quietly:: "We'd better make sure one stays alive to be interrogated"
WotA Jarek
(8:11:49 PM): 18 ac surprise round
AussieScum
(8:11:56 PM): Hit
OnlineHost
(8:12:05 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 8-sided die: 6
WotA Jarek (8:12:10 PM): 12 dmg
AussieScum
(8:12:22 PM): ok
AussieScum
(8:12:30 PM): Yours again
WotA Daere
(8:12:53 PM): ::looks at the wall of meat and armor blocking her firing line and grins ruefully:: "Best of luck with that..."
WotA Jarek (8:13:08 PM): :: spend action point to swing twice, trip him with the first swing, then impale him to the floor ::
OnlineHost
(8:13:11 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 11
WotA Eirlys (8:13:17 PM): ::nods::
WotA Jarek
(8:13:25 PM): (( touch hits, opposed Str/Dex rolls... ))
OnlineHost
(8:13:27 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 16
WotA Jarek (8:13:29 PM): 24 for me.
OnlineHost
(8:13:37 PM): AussieScum rolled 1 20-sided die: 7
AussieScum (8:13:39 PM): Um, no?
WotA Jarek
(8:13:39 PM): (( free swing as he falls ))
OnlineHost
(8:13:41 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 7
WotA Kano (8:13:44 PM): ((He fall down go boom))
AussieScum (8:13:46 PM): *falls*
WotA Jarek
(8:13:50 PM): 21 ac
OnlineHost
(8:13:52 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 8-sided die: 7
AussieScum (8:13:52 PM): hit
WotA Jarek
(8:13:54 PM): 13 dmg
WotA Jarek
(8:13:58 PM): then the impale
OnlineHost
(8:13:59 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 8
WotA Jarek (8:14:03 PM): 22 ac
OnlineHost
(8:14:06 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 8-sided die: 7
WotA Jarek (8:14:09 PM): 13 dmg
AussieScum
(8:14:20 PM): Damn
WotA Jarek
(8:14:20 PM): "The Storm take you!!!"
WotA Jarek
(8:14:23 PM): :: done ::
WotA Kano
(8:14:37 PM): ((I smell toast))
WotA Axton (8:15:09 PM): ((its not me))
AussieScum
(8:15:14 PM): "DON'T KILL ME! I YIELD!"
WotA Eirlys
(8:15:43 PM): ::raises an eyebrow:: "A sensible cultist? I'm impressed."
AussieScum
(8:15:43 PM): The others look confused, but lower their weapons.
AussieScum
(8:15:50 PM): (( No, a cowardly one ))
WotA Kano
(8:15:52 PM): ((It's the evil priest I smell. Though, maybe it's not toast I smell. :-D ))
WotA Eirlys (8:15:56 PM): ((LOL!))
AussieScum
(8:16:19 PM): "It was Bentry Rickard! He put me up to it! I swear!"
WotA Kano
(8:16:20 PM): ((Because tonight's episode has been brought to you by the number 2. ;-) ))
WotA Axton (8:16:24 PM): signal them to DROP the weapons not just lower them
AussieScum
(8:16:44 PM): "He lives <insert address>, and is sleeping with Lorna Haranshee to boot!"
WotA Dethel
(8:17:00 PM): LOL
WotA Eirlys
(8:17:00 PM): "And what exactly did he put you up to? Kidnapping, or murder?"
WotA Eirlys
(8:17:12 PM): "Or both?"
WotA Daere
(8:17:35 PM): :chuckles, and goes to watch the stairs while the "interrogation" is going on...::
WotA Axton (8:17:50 PM): stays and glares
WotA Jarek
(8:18:03 PM): :: reach down and help him to his feet, plop him in the most convenient seat ::
WotA Dethel
(8:18:17 PM): :take off the hood, and look elfly: :-)
AussieScum
(8:18:20 PM): "All I did was incapacitate the guards
AussieScum
(8:18:23 PM): "Honestly!"
AussieScum
(8:18:30 PM): "Eeeek!"
WotA Eirlys
(8:18:43 PM): "And where's the Cardinal?"
WotA Dethel
(8:18:46 PM): "Where is the Cardinal?"
AussieScum
(8:18:53 PM): "At Haranshee Manor"
WotA Dethel
(8:18:53 PM): ((GOOMB))
WotA Kano
(8:18:54 PM): ((St. Louis!))
WotA Jarek (8:19:06 PM): (( Arizona! ))
WotA Daere
(8:19:07 PM): ((Phoenix!))
WotA Dethel (8:19:07 PM): ((Arizona!))
WotA Daere
(8:19:12 PM): ((GOOMB!!))
WotA Jarek (8:19:15 PM): (( hah. got there first ))
WotA Dethel
(8:19:31 PM): <grins>
WotA Kano
(8:19:37 PM): ((A strange place for a cardinal to be, in the desert.))
WotA Jarek (8:19:47 PM): (( didn't the other group go and talk to Bentry last month? ))
WotA Jarek
(8:20:14 PM): "And what were you up to here?"
WotA Eirlys
(8:20:18 PM): "So is this Bentry the reason the cardinal was taken? Or was he getting paid, too?"
AussieScum
(8:20:21 PM): (( Bentry is one of the town council members ))
AussieScum
(8:20:50 PM): And the smith :-)
AussieScum (8:20:53 PM): so yes
WotA Jarek
(8:21:14 PM): (( guess he bluffed well. so glad we let him in on everything we know. :) ))
AussieScum
(8:21:22 PM): "Bentry and Lorna just wanted their shrine protected"
AussieScum
(8:21:40 PM): "Rededicating the temple to The Storm might have thrown a wrench in their services"
WotA Dethel
(8:21:44 PM): "Subtle as hell, aren't they"
WotA Jarek
(8:21:46 PM): (( they all wear the robes of Deima? ))
WotA Jarek
(8:21:58 PM): (( the six here, that is. ))
AussieScum
(8:22:00 PM): (( The cultists? Yes ))
AussieScum
(8:22:06 PM): Well, the guy in leather doesn't
AussieScum
(8:22:11 PM): He's just a hired blade
WotA Jarek
(8:22:34 PM): (( good at his job. Obviously. ))
WotA Jarek
(8:22:45 PM): "What are you doing here?"
AussieScum
(8:22:52 PM): (( Well, you just about killed him. He had 2 HP left and is a coward ))
WotA Eirlys
(8:22:56 PM): "So ... let's take these guys in."
AussieScum
(8:23:01 PM): "Hiding?"
WotA Dethel
(8:23:05 PM): "What is the purpose of this place?"
AussieScum
(8:23:11 PM): "Running services to Deima?"
AussieScum
(8:23:20 PM): "It's a hideout."
WotA Jarek
(8:23:28 PM): (( is this room a lounge? ))
AussieScum
(8:23:50 PM): Master Bedroom is how yo'ud best describe it
AussieScum
(8:23:57 PM): Back in the days of this Manor's greatness
WotA Jarek
(8:24:12 PM): :: turn to Eirlys, a look in his eye :: "Take them in?"
WotA Dethel
(8:24:16 PM): "Who hides here?"
AussieScum
(8:24:58 PM): "We do?"
AussieScum
(8:25:05 PM): (( it's the place the cultists hide Joe, that's all :-) ))
WotA Eirlys
(8:25:08 PM): ::raises an eyebrow:: "Don't you think our patron might want to talk to them?"
WotA Jarek
(8:25:47 PM): :: point with the sword at the one (mage?) :: "With this one, sure."
WotA Axton
(8:25:47 PM): probably
WotA Eirlys
(8:26:12 PM): "And you suggest doing what with the others?"
WotA Dethel
(8:26:45 PM): "To him first, with all of them. Then he can tell what the next step is"
WotA Jarek
(8:27:22 PM): :: grin :: "I can think of something." :: beat :: "I'm sure Captain Halifax would appreciate a few scapegoats for his recent troubles."
WotA Axton
(8:27:38 PM): :-P
WotA Eirlys (8:27:40 PM): ::laughs:: "Good enough."
AussieScum
(8:27:40 PM): (( brb, bio ))
WotA Eirlys
(8:27:50 PM): ((brb too))
WotA Dethel
(8:29:04 PM): ((good enough, brb 3))
WotA Jarek
(8:29:44 PM): :: glance down at Kano, wink :: "Thanks for the back-up, by-the-way. Don't I always say to stick near me?"
WotA Kano
(8:30:39 PM): ::nods:: "That was really impressive. I like how you nailed his thigh to the floor."
WotA Eirlys (8:31:39 PM): ((b))
WotA Jarek
(8:31:44 PM): "Thanks. It's a move I've been teaching Daere, so it was fresh in my mind. 'Hawk Descending', I believe Anandale called it."
WotA Eirlys
(8:32:22 PM): ::glance at Daere, then at Jarek, and hide a smile::
WotA Axton
(8:32:43 PM): u all had all the fun:-(
AussieScum (8:33:05 PM): (( Back ))
AussieScum
(8:33:11 PM): So now what? Back to Halifax?
WotA Kano
(8:33:19 PM): "His guys were too smart, and they threw in the towel right away, Green Mountain."
WotA Dethel (8:33:25 PM): back
WotA Jarek
(8:33:29 PM): "Sorry, big guy. He's an honorable foe and knew himself to be outmatched. It oftens makes for a short fight."
WotA Daere
(8:33:44 PM): "Boy, am I glad you haven't been practicing it at full speed... ouch."
OnlineHost (8:33:59 PM): WotA Daere rolled 1 20-sided die: 13
WotA Jarek (8:34:06 PM): :: laugh out loud ::
WotA Dethel
(8:34:27 PM): ((Off to the Capt?))
WotA Daere
(8:34:33 PM): ::Spots Eirlys' look a beat too late, and flushes bright crimson::
WotA Eirlys (8:34:37 PM): ((yup))
WotA Axton
(8:34:50 PM): sound like a place to go
AussieScum
(8:34:55 PM): You return to the Guard HQ.
WotA Jarek
(8:34:59 PM): (( yeah - make a pitstop, explain that these are cultists caught in the act, have lots to confess, etc ))
WotA Eirlys
(8:35:13 PM): ::winks at Daere when no one else is looking::
WotA Jarek
(8:35:28 PM): (( keep the main guy with us, though, as we head on to Lord Forss' )0
AussieScum
(8:35:33 PM): With bound prisoners in tow, you are taken in to see the Captain. The henchmen are taken off to holding cells, but the boss is draggin in to see the Main Man.
AussieScum
(8:35:54 PM): "Greetings, Jarek and Kano... and friends."
AussieScum
(8:36:02 PM): "Working on getting your hat, Kano?"
WotA Daere
(8:36:16 PM): ::mutter grumble blush:: :-[
AussieScum (8:36:34 PM): "What is this?" *indicates the prisoner*
WotA Axton
(8:36:49 PM): a prinsoner sir
WotA Kano
(8:36:50 PM): ::nods:: "Trying, sir!"
WotA Dethel (8:36:57 PM): :nods to the Capt.:
WotA Jarek
(8:37:12 PM): "The one responsible for the Cardinal's men."
AussieScum
(8:37:15 PM): "What do you have to tell me, then? What have you unearthed?"
WotA Jarek
(8:37:26 PM): "And the accomplice to the whole thing."
WotA Jarek
(8:37:34 PM): (( _an_ accomplice )0
AussieScum
(8:37:43 PM): (( telling him all you know? ))
WotA Kano
(8:38:07 PM): ((Sure, unless one of you have a problem with that))
WotA Dethel (8:38:09 PM): ((ok by me))
WotA Jarek
(8:38:11 PM): (( just what we learned from Emith, Teluse and about Jace ))
WotA Eirlys
(8:38:32 PM): ((letting Jarek talk, but no problem here))
WotA Jarek
(8:38:40 PM): (( I won't shush the others, but I'm saving Lorna and Bentry for Lord Forss ))
AussieScum
(8:38:46 PM): (( Not revealing what Grimes - the new prisoner - told you? ))
WotA Kano
(8:38:49 PM): ((Yeah, letting Jarek talk))
WotA Dethel (8:39:21 PM): ((I assume we are.))
WotA Axton
(8:39:35 PM): yes
WotA Kano
(8:39:36 PM): ((Don't want the captain poaching on our next stop, Jarek?))
WotA Jarek (8:40:03 PM): "With your permission, Sir - and you are welcome to accompany us - I would like to speak to Lord Forrs before leaving Grimes in your care."
WotA Jarek
(8:40:40 PM): (( Nope. And I figure we need permission from on high to barge onto the Baron's property... though they're at Bentry's aren't they? Hmmm. ))
AussieScum
(8:41:13 PM): (( Well, "on high" is the council. Which is Bentry, Forss and Halifax ))
AussieScum
(8:41:23 PM): (( So Halifax is part of "on high" ))
WotA Dethel
(8:41:33 PM): ((He's our part :-)))
WotA Jarek
(8:41:37 PM): (( Yes, but he's not my employer ))
WotA Jarek
(8:42:14 PM): "Trust me, Sir. You won't regret the trip."
AussieScum
(8:42:39 PM): "Very well. Let's make this as quick as possible"
WotA Jarek
(8:43:41 PM): :: nod in appreciation :: "After you, sir. We have a carriage at our disposal."
WotA Jarek
(8:44:56 PM): :: head to Lord Forss, where we Do relate the entire tale. Lorna, Bentry, and all :::
AussieScum
(8:46:39 PM): OK, sorry for delay
WotA Jarek
(8:46:43 PM): np
AussieScum
(8:46:43 PM): Back to the story :-)
AussieScum (8:47:18 PM): Upon hearing the story, Forss just shakes hishead.
AussieScum
(8:47:26 PM): However, Halifax can't believe it.
AussieScum
(8:47:31 PM): "This just isn't possible", he says
WotA Axton
(8:47:39 PM): well it is
WotA Eirlys
(8:47:46 PM): "Why not?"
AussieScum
(8:47:47 PM): "I've suspected the affair for more than a year, but for him to be a cultist?"
WotA Jarek
(8:47:53 PM): "The evidence is hard to refute, sir."
WotA Jarek
(8:48:15 PM): "And I imagine a search of his quarters will reveal more of the same."
WotA Axton
(8:48:15 PM): get him in here and we will get the truth out of him
AussieScum
(8:48:17 PM): "I've known the man for a long time. It just doesn't seem possible that one of my good friends good do this"
AussieScum
(8:48:26 PM): "Better idea, let's go see him"
WotA Eirlys
(8:48:27 PM): "Either that, or someone's playing a double game, and we've seen no evidence of that, so far. I'm sorry."
WotA Axton
(8:48:50 PM): and he is no real friend of yours
AussieScum
(8:49:06 PM): *glumly* "So it would appear"
AussieScum
(8:49:19 PM): (( Going to see Bentry? ))
WotA Axton
(8:49:22 PM): yes
WotA Kano
(8:49:37 PM): ayup
AussieScum (8:49:54 PM): You arrive, as a group, with Halifax in tow, but not Forss, at the residence of Bentry Rickard.
WotA Dethel
(8:49:55 PM): (as long as he's where the Cardinal is)
WotA Eirlys
(8:49:58 PM): "Sir? Perhaps we should take precautions to ensure neither of the ... perpetrators ... escapes?"
WotA Jarek
(8:50:02 PM): "Would he be at home, sir? Or at the Baron's estate? Grimes claims that is where the Cardinal is being kept."
AussieScum
(8:50:14 PM): (( The Cardinal is held at the Baron's residence, from what you've been told. Rickard is at home ))
AussieScum
(8:50:23 PM): (( He's at home ))
WotA Jarek
(8:50:27 PM): (( okieday ))
AussieScum
(8:50:41 PM): Bentry opens the door with a smile, seeing Captain Halifax, and beckons you all in.
WotA Axton
(8:50:49 PM): enter
AussieScum
(8:50:59 PM): "Odd group to be visiting with, my friend", says Bentry
AussieScum
(8:51:11 PM): "Certain accusations have been made about you", replies Halifax
WotA Dethel
(8:51:13 PM): "you have no idea"
WotA Jarek
(8:51:21 PM): (( btw - we would've dropped Grimes somewhere by now. :) ))
AussieScum
(8:51:45 PM): (( Yeah, gathered :-) ))
WotA Dethel
(8:51:53 PM): ((what if Forrs is running to the manor to spirit away the Cardinal?))
AussieScum
(8:51:59 PM): A little exchange goes on now, between the two.
AussieScum
(8:52:03 PM): Halifax levels the charges
AussieScum
(8:52:20 PM): Bentry denies the involvement with Grimes.
WotA Axton
(8:52:21 PM): be ready for him to try to run
AussieScum
(8:52:23 PM): But admits to the affair
AussieScum
(8:52:38 PM): In fact, he admits to being with her the night of the kidnapping.
WotA Jarek
(8:52:58 PM): (( I doubt he's a doublecrosser, joe. why get us involved at all, then? Now, if he's going to try and steal our rescue... ))
WotA Jarek
(8:53:07 PM): "Convenient."
WotA Eirlys
(8:53:12 PM): ((I'm worried about someone running to tell the lady and take the Cardinal, too))
WotA Eirlys
(8:53:39 PM): ::shrugs:: "No one said you had to be there to have the man kidnapped."
AussieScum
(8:53:59 PM): "But my dear, I had nothing to do with this kidnapping"
WotA Jarek
(8:54:00 PM): "Grimes was actually quite adamant about you putting him up to the job."
WotA Axton
(8:54:08 PM): right!!!
AussieScum
(8:54:35 PM): "And you'll believe some street thug over a respected member of this city's ruling council ? What kind of fools are you?"
WotA Dethel
(8:54:45 PM): "Perhaps we should got to the Baron's residence and get to the bottom of this"
WotA Jarek
(8:54:59 PM): :: smile :: "But why kill Jace? Just cleaning up the trail?"
WotA Axton
(8:55:04 PM): sounds like a good idea
AussieScum
(8:55:17 PM): "I somehow doubt that the Lady will just let you waltz in to interrogate her"
AussieScum
(8:55:27 PM): "You'd need to ask your prisoner. I have no idea"
WotA Jarek
(8:55:42 PM): SM?
WotA Dethel
(8:55:57 PM): "Perhaps you can help us there..."
WotA Eirlys
(8:55:57 PM): SM here, too
OnlineHost
(8:56:01 PM): WotA Eirlys rolled 1 20-sided die: 14
OnlineHost (8:56:04 PM): WotA Jarek rolled 1 20-sided die: 14
AussieScum (8:56:04 PM): roll it
WotA Eirlys
(8:56:05 PM): 23 SM
WotA Jarek
(8:56:06 PM): 21
WotA Axton
(8:56:08 PM): will assist
OnlineHost
(8:56:10 PM): WotA Axton rolled 1 20-sided die: 10
WotA Axton (8:56:14 PM): assist
WotA Dethel
(8:56:18 PM): will try to assist
OnlineHost
(8:56:19 PM): WotA Dethel rolled 1 20-sided die: 3
AussieScum (8:56:20 PM): he seems truthful enough
WotA Dethel
(8:56:26 PM): fail
WotA Jarek
(8:56:27 PM): (( can you assist a hunch? ))
AussieScum
(8:57:02 PM): (( don't see how :-) ))
WotA Axton
(8:57:54 PM): cant we force her to tell us what we want to know
WotA Eirlys
(8:58:17 PM): "Hard to *force* nobility, Axton."
AussieScum
(8:58:18 PM): (( Anyway, that's about all you get from him. Your options now are slim - pretty much finding a way to infiltrate the Baron's estate - and see if you can find the Cardinal ))
WotA Jarek
(8:58:19 PM): "What good would That confession be? And... No."
WotA Kano
(8:58:25 PM): "She's a noblewoman, Axton...can't see that going over so well."
WotA Eirlys (8:58:37 PM): "They have this unpleasant habit of killing people who force them."
AussieScum
(8:58:42 PM): (( It should be noted that there's a hospital on the grounds of the Baron's manor, so getting on the grounds shouldn't be *that* hard.
WotA Jarek
(8:58:45 PM): "My lord, if you are innocent as you claim, may we look about?" :: pause, look at the motley crew :: "Or rather, may I?"
WotA Axton
(8:58:51 PM): did not say kill
WotA Eirlys
(8:59:13 PM): ((no, I said she'd kill *us*))
WotA Axton
(8:59:19 PM): ah
WotA Eirlys
(8:59:40 PM): ::cocks her head at Jarek, but says nothing::
WotA Axton
(8:59:55 PM): ah.. so one of us needs to be sick
AussieScum
(8:59:56 PM): "I shouldn't have to put up with this intrusion of my property. However, since you have the Captain here and to prove my good will and that I have nothing to hide....."
AussieScum
(9:00:02 PM): *he gestures you in*
WotA Dethel
(9:00:30 PM): ((We gonna search the place?))
WotA Eirlys
(9:00:31 PM): ::will take 10 or 20 on search, as appropriate (for 30 or 40 :-) )::
AussieScum
(9:00:46 PM): He'll let Jarek search
AussieScum
(9:00:50 PM): He's Deverenian
AussieScum
(9:00:56 PM): The rest of you are .... not.
WotA Jarek
(9:00:58 PM): :: take Eirlys with me (as if that was the agreement off the bat) unless he objects ::
WotA Daere
(9:01:00 PM): ((Hmm... maybe the Nimbic could come down with a terrible case of lockjaw... O:-) That'd get us in to see a healer, wouldn't it?))
AussieScum (9:01:20 PM): (( you think a doctor is going to cure a nimbic with lockjaw? NOT! ))
WotA Eirlys
(9:01:32 PM): ((er, 20 or 30 - I can't add tonight!))
WotA Kano
(9:01:32 PM): ((:-D ))
WotA Axton (9:01:59 PM): ((maybe i could have a bad case of flatulance))
AussieScum
(9:01:59 PM): (( You don't get to search, MR :-) Just Jarek ))
WotA Dethel
(9:02:27 PM): ((We don't want to start a panic Ax)) :-D
WotA Eirlys
(9:02:32 PM): ((didn't know if the "you" was singular or plural))
WotA Jarek
(9:02:46 PM): :: either way, look about for the obvious hidden stuff - anything we've seen the cultists had, more from the toolset that was on the altar, pics of Deima, etc ::
WotA Kano
(9:03:32 PM): ((Panic or mass death. Either way, probably overkill. :-D ))
AussieScum (9:03:47 PM): You find nothing.
AussieScum
(9:04:01 PM): (( The man wouldn't let you search the place if he was hiding anything here now, would he :-) ))
WotA Jarek
(9:04:39 PM): (( this is why I had a hunch about getting the cardinal back first... :( ))
WotA Dethel
(9:04:40 PM): ((Off to the manor))
WotA Kano
(9:04:59 PM): ((We pressing on tonight?))
WotA Dethel (9:05:02 PM): ((Then why did we come here first?)
AussieScum
(9:05:03 PM): Well, being how it's late....
AussieScum
(9:05:10 PM): Perhaps you should plan what you want to do next over the list
WotA Daere
(9:05:14 PM): ((I'm good for another hour or so, if we like. I got a bit of a nap.))
AussieScum (9:05:15 PM): And pick up from here in Feb :-)
AussieScum (9:05:30 PM): Yeah, but it's midnight for Yosef
WotA Axton
(9:05:31 PM): ok by me
WotA Jarek
(9:05:32 PM): :: private talk with Halifax :: "Can you keep him from warning anyone, whilst we get to the estate and try to locate the Cardinal? Assuming you cannot get us In, sir."
WotA Kano
(9:05:34 PM): ((Alas, I'm asleep on my feet, kids))
WotA Kano (9:05:47 PM): ((It's midnight for Leslie, too. :-) ))
WotA Daere (9:05:58 PM): ((it's midnight for me, too))
AussieScum (9:06:00 PM): "Certainly. For integrity of the investigation, I'll keep him here"



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