Chapter 1 - The Eventide of Aven [Zeb]   Posted by Storyteller.Group: 0
Storyteller
 GM, 40 posts
 ...and that's how it was
Mon 30 Jul 2012
at 21:08
Chapter 1 - The Eventide of Aven
The port of Aven was really busy with capital B. As a prominent trade town, many ships from all around the sea regularly come to trade their unique goods here, in Aven. The Silk Ribbon, ship from Arendaria, was one of them. But their famous blue silk wasn't the only thing they brought from Arendaria. A man with an eerie, scarred face jumped off the boat. He would certainly draw some attention if there weren't any glowing neons over him, screaming "Don't mess with me". He certainly had an intimidating look.

And that was what made him look less suspicious.
Zeb
 Player, 1 post
 The Fearsome Thief
Mon 30 Jul 2012
at 21:40
Re: Chapter 1 - The Eventide of Aven
"Thank goodness that trip is over and done with!", Zeb thought to himself. "Too much honest work gets on my nerves." He had worked to fund his pay for the journey. After he was discovered as a stow-away.

He stood and took in the smell of the port. Yeah, he liked it here. It was time to find a cheap inn to stay and make the neighborhood rounds. His real job took preparation. Staking things out, looking for the easiest way in. It would probably be nice to find a good pub and a fence as well. Well, the fence could wait until after his first job in town.

ooc: What time of day did he arrive?
Storyteller
 GM, 46 posts
 ...and that's how it was
Tue 31 Jul 2012
at 23:36
Re: Chapter 1 - The Eventide of Aven
OOC: Zeb arrived after the noon, just after the lunchtime. It is commonly named "Second phase" between the locals and merchants.

Seen many towns, Zeb didn't have much trouble find an inn to match his criteria. An inn named Zelbess, just near the ports was quite inviting. It was low-level, crowded, filled with all kind of people and relatively "safe". Rooms were pretty run-down, but Zeb used to it, since they are way more cheaper than those. The old-geezer running this pirate nest didn't even looked at Zeb's face as Zeb tossed few coins at him.

OOC: I need you to roll 2d6 with the modifier of your burglar skill.
Theme music for Zelbess: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py3mLR0Fa-w

Zeb
 Player, 4 posts
 The Fearsome Thief
Wed 1 Aug 2012
at 08:21
Re: Chapter 1 - The Eventide of Aven
Zeb secured his lodgings in that dingy inn. "Yeah, just like home.", he thought to himself. The smell of sour beer, urine and tobacco permeated everything. Yeah, he would feel quite at home here. He grins as his takes what little stuff he has up to his room and then head out for a walk. A professional walk.

10:17, Today: Zeb rolled 13 using 2d6+6.
Storyteller
 GM, 51 posts
 ...and that's how it was
Wed 1 Aug 2012
at 23:56
Re: Chapter 1 - The Eventide of Aven
As he walked across the inn, his experienced eyes noticed something. A woman with a dark red hair. The way she moves her hands, the way she pulling out a dagger to play. Even Zeb himself almost overlooked this faint gestures, but there is no doubt, this woman has the touch of a thief. But he had jobs to do after all, this girl could wait until later.

Zeb began to stroll down to street, merchant square looked pretty promising, yet would be too loud for the first day. He instantly omitted the street to the Academy of Magic, magic just complicates the task when it comes out of someone else's hand. He passed in front of a few nice tailors, a jewel shop, a bakery. He wasn't looking like he was paying attention. It was an old habit of Zeb's. He always strolls around aimlessly as he let his mind draw a map of the neighbourhood subliminally. Then he stops and thinks over it. The sight alone is a deceitful measure when choosing a target. One must "feel" the insecurity, to correctly pinpoint a good starting point.

OOC: Roll 2d6 plus your burglary modifier to spot a good target.
Zeb
 Player, 6 posts
 The Fearsome Thief
Thu 2 Aug 2012
at 01:28
Re: Chapter 1 - The Eventide of Aven
03:23, Today: Zeb rolled 15 using 2d6+6. Scoopin' and snoopin'.

Zeb was liking what he was seeing. Except for the magic street. Tricky stuff, all that hockey pockey. A jeweler would be a bit too much for a first burglary. They usually have good security. Bakers actually do something useful, so he kept that out of consideration ... for now. But tailors. Yeah, tailors could be a good place to start.
Storyteller
 GM, 56 posts
 ...and that's how it was
Thu 2 Aug 2012
at 18:54
Re: Chapter 1 - The Eventide of Aven
(Excellent roll) Zeb weighed over different options, but a decent target slowly came to surface. The Lightomite Alchemy shop. Series of flashbacks occurred in Zeb's mind. The hand made flyers at the dock, featuring the brand new perfume, Neptune's Grace, made by Lightomite shop. The fancy ladies giggling about how much they wanted this perfume. The flyer-boy yelling about a discount. The rich-crowd filled inside the shop. An old man scolding a boy at the backyard of the shop about "Leaving the back-door unlocked". The place must have been filled with gold coins already. Apparently, this shop also possesses another door that is not well seen by the usual street crowd. And with enough luck, there is someone apparently forgetting to lock the door. It seemed like...

"I knew you were up to no good."

Zeb startled by a voice of a lady. Turning back, he saw the dark-red-haired lady from the inn, smiling at him slickly. "Now there boy, don't look so alarmed" She spoke in a low tone. "I know what you are up to, and I wanted to warn you"
Zeb
 Player, 7 posts
 The Fearsome Thief
Thu 2 Aug 2012
at 19:47
Re: Chapter 1 - The Eventide of Aven
Zeb started grinning as he imagined the coin filled bags or chests in there. Gleaming gold, silver and copper. Ahhh... yess! Until the lady startled him.

He looked her in the eye, and crossed his arms as if to silently say that he was listening. There wasn't much else to do. He was noticed, the lady had some sort of control over him now. She could tip off the guards, try to beat him to it ...
He wondered what this was about. He was betting that there was a guild of sorts that wouldn't tolerate solo operators. Still, he said nothing. He decided to let her do the talking.