Who Watches the Watch Hill?   Posted by Segev Stormlord.Group: 0
Azalea
 player, 39 posts
Thu 18 Oct 2012
at 04:36
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

"...so how can we help?"
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 440 posts
Thu 18 Oct 2012
at 12:36
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
During one of the cycles around the sandy room, one of the mural-walls changes. There's something moving out there. When they stop moving for a better look, it's just a dark spot in the sky, but after a minute of walking, it's resolved into a large airship of obviously magical construction. It's on the same wall as the one with the green orb painted above the same window.

Stopping to study it reveals it's painted into the mural as much as any of the rest of the fresco, but moving makes it almost seem to jump, appearing larger or closer and higher up on the wall.
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 276 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Fri 19 Oct 2012
at 01:26
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
Beatrix continues along and then stops to examine the ship. "We can help by... ah, what splendid timing! We can help by finding out what these conspirators know and then seeing how much of it is useful. The most important thing to learn now is what is driving the tribes."
She continues on after this. "I believe that is the ship of a friend. He should be willing to help us chase our quarry, which is quite fortunate."
Azalea
 player, 40 posts
Fri 19 Oct 2012
at 01:33
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

She peers at the ship for a few moments, then looks at Beatrix stranely.

"Friend? That's good, I guess. How can I help? I don't know how I could find anything about anything discussed."

She considers that for a few moments, following Beatrix.

"Except perhaps to ask a friend about the fellowship, I guess?"
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 277 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Fri 19 Oct 2012
at 01:55
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"Oh?" Beatrix smiles. "If you have friends who might know, then by all means let us ask them. Once we are out of here, at least, which ought to take another eight minutes if I have not miscounted."
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 441 posts
Fri 19 Oct 2012
at 02:29
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
The ship sails right up, looming over the tower, seemingly, in the painting...but just as its painting would overlap the window, a little fuzzy creature pokes its nose in from outside the window and scurries down the wall. Sniffing a bit, it scampers up Azalea's leg, then leaps across to Beatrix's...balcony. Where it sits and looks between the two women.
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 278 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Fri 19 Oct 2012
at 03:16
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
Beatrix looks to the window and then back to the small, adorable fuzzy critter on her chest. "Well. Apparently the captain was not exaggerating. Hello, little Carabas." She scratches the creature behind its ears before continuing. "I take it you are well? I did not know one could enter the tower through the windows. Is it because you can fly? Or is it a more esoteric trick?"
Azalea
 player, 41 posts
Fri 19 Oct 2012
at 04:00
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

Azalea looks at the creature with a small "ah" of pleasant surprise (as opposed to a yelp of startling surprise), and doesn't move when it scampers up her leg.

"How cute. Carabas, you said?"

She blinks.

"Wait, what captain?"
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 279 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Fri 19 Oct 2012
at 05:20
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"Captain August Galen," says Beatrix, moving to skritch the small creature under its chin. "The friend I spoke of. He is Carabas'... 'marquis' is the term he used. Although he was profoundly inebriated at the time and the entire discussion was rather odd. The fine and darling Carabas here can turn himself into an airship, and apparently likes to get to places he oughtn't, hence his being here. These things are both most excellent as far as I am concerned."
Azalea
 player, 42 posts
Fri 19 Oct 2012
at 06:24
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

She blinks again.

"...Airship...?"
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 442 posts
Fri 19 Oct 2012
at 19:53
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"I was just patrolling the borders, and I smelled you in here," says the little critter in a soft, child's voice. "How's you get out here? You should get back."
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 280 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Fri 19 Oct 2012
at 20:35
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"We got here by walking," says Beatrix. "And that's also how we are getting out. Whatever this is, the walkway in this tower goes through it. Are you willing to come with us from this place? And where is here, in any event?" She punctuates this last question with more skritching behind the ears, to put the little creature in an amenable mood.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 443 posts
Sat 20 Oct 2012
at 03:07
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"It's a tower on the edge of the Endless Desert," says Carabas, leaning into the skritching. "So we're almost out, and it looked clear."
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 281 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Sat 20 Oct 2012
at 12:39
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"The Endless Desert, eh? And where is that?"
Azalea
 player, 43 posts
Sat 20 Oct 2012
at 15:36
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

"...why do I have a bad feeling about this?"
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 444 posts
Sat 20 Oct 2012
at 18:32
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"It's one of Creation's borders," explains the critter. "And you've got a bad feeling because it means you're outside of Creation. You really should finish going back. Just a few more minutes."

Indeed, the hallway looks like it leads to the familiar doors at the far end, and the position of the doorway and the emerald orb in the fresco relative to each other look like they did when the women first entered to follow the Duke around in circles, after just a few more minutes of travel. The Solars' sense of the Sun's position tells them it has been 24 and a half minutes since they started walking on this return journey.
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 282 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Sun 21 Oct 2012
at 01:43
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"Very well, Carabas," says Beatrix. "Would it please you to come with us?"
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 445 posts
Sun 21 Oct 2012
at 04:25
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"Please!"

((OOC: Feel free to get on outside and rejoin the others; I don't have anything planned here, unless you two need to speak privately for some reason.))
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 283 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Sun 21 Oct 2012
at 19:36
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"Very well then," says Beatrix and she resumes walking, prompting Azalea to follow (and continuing to scratch Carabas's chin).
"Azalea, if you're feeling out of place due to any of this, do not worry; soon enough it will seem natural."
Azalea
 player, 44 posts
Sun 21 Oct 2012
at 20:15
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

"...I... am not sure if I should be relieved or worried."

She keeps following, and sooner or later either joins in or takes over the scratching.
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 284 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 00:15
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
Beatrix strides out the door with resplendent healer and small fuzzy creature in tow. She immediately begins looking for Alistr and Captain Galen.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 446 posts
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 13:21
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
Alistr can be seen with Merlin as the latter helps Salf - no, that must be Deen, since Salf is still in the tower - finish strapping in and begins to take off. There is a bush that is entirely non-suspicious to anybody who doesn't get at least three successes on a Perception+Investigation[The Game's Afoot!] roll. It is non-suspiciously near the other named characters, and equally unsuspiciously not anywhere near various nameless figures doing nameless duties around the large court-yard.

There is also a large force of infantry forming up around a few mounted knights near one of the gates. Deen is pointing at them and explaining to Merlin how they'll be traveling, and listening studiously to anything Merlin has to say on the subject of scouting for them. It seems it will take days to march to the border, which is expected to be just in time to meet with and stop the Beastmen. ...or so Prince Deen hopes, anyway.
Azalea
 player, 45 posts
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 18:24
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

Azalea notices anything but the bush, which remains unsuspiciously in her peripheral vision at all times. ((botch))

"Huh. They're still here? I thought we were gone for a while..."
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 447 posts
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 19:36
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
A passing stablehand escorting horses to the Knights offers, "You were, Miss, but the Duke is traveling with the soldiers, so they're waiting for him."
Captain August Galen
 player, 114 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2012
at 19:36
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
The Bush observes two women and a small fuzzy animal leaving the tower. Two of these bipedal beings presence begins to jog some memory in the Bush's mind, and the fuzzy thing's partially rodent-like form strikes fear in The Great Bush.

Oh, to have grown tall and full for so many summers to only be ravaged & devoured by the long, square teeth of this small vermin! The tragedy was thick. Would any one know The Bush's suffering? Who would remember?

The Bush was supposed to be doing something. The slow, but great sap-thoughts moved. The one woman & creature were of import. It would have to brave it's own end and follow them.


((OOC: 15:35, Today: Captain August Galen rolled 4 successes using 6d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 7. Dex+Stealth Bush sneakily follows. ))