Grove of Stately Elms.   Posted by Grimmshade.Group: archive 0
Grimmshade
 GM, 34 posts
 The People's DM
Fri 21 Jun 2013
at 21:43
Grove of Stately Elms
(This is Area 27 on the Main Game Map!)

The narrow trail winds among majestic elms, at times disappearing into thick shrubbery. The bushes between the trees are dense, rising to a height of eight or ten feet. The elms themselves average 75' tall, and they are the only trees here. They are widely spaced, allowing much sunlight to pour between their ancient boughs.

Tucked back within the Elms is a small ramshackle cottage, which can't be larger than one room.
Grimmshade
 GM, 35 posts
 The People's DM
Fri 21 Jun 2013
at 21:46
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
OOC: Laas Ya-Nir, make a WIS check! (3d6 + WIS + level if you have an applicable trait for spotting outdoors stuff) Difficulty is 10
Laas Yah-Nir
 player, 6 posts
Sat 22 Jun 2013
at 07:03
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
In reply to Grimmshade (msg # 2):

OOC: 18.
Grimmshade
 GM, 36 posts
 The People's DM
Sat 22 Jun 2013
at 12:35
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
OOC: Laas can take a "Heightened Senses (+2)" Minor Effect, as he is in-tune with the land today.

Laas feels the land around him and heard the trees whispers. He feels a kind of affinity for the old hut. He notices a weasel peering out of the open doorway at him. It quickly ducks back inside as he catches its eye. The hit itself looks old yet lived in, with signs of tended herbs around the back.
Laas Yah-Nir
 player, 7 posts
Sun 23 Jun 2013
at 23:51
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
Laas pauses a moment, closing his eyes. He takes it all in, the scent of the herb garden, the sound of the breeze in the leaves and grass. Umbra flits from his shoulder to a simple window looking into the hut and peers inside curiously, tilting his head this way and that.
Feeling he has indulged himself long enough, Laas moves towards the hut's entrance, knocking gently on the door with his oaken staff. "Hello..?"

This message was last edited by the player at 23:52, Sun 23 June 2013.

Grimmshade
 GM, 42 posts
 The People's DM
Mon 24 Jun 2013
at 03:18
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
An ancient bent and graybearded man open the door.
On his shoulder sits a weasel.
"Ah welcome! You are just in time for lunch, come in. I am Ramne, and this is Whiskers."
Laas Yah-Nir
 player, 8 posts
Mon 24 Jun 2013
at 23:30
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
Laas stares at the man's weathered face for a moment, attempting to gauge his intents, if any. "You were...expecting me?" He politely follows the old one, closing the door behind him. He pauses, hearing a clacking on the window. "Oh, pardon me a moment.." He opens the window to let Umbra slip inside, who caws his discontent at being momentarily forgotten. "You don't mind do you? He does not like to be left out."
Grimmshade
 GM, 46 posts
 The People's DM
Tue 25 Jun 2013
at 03:26
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
"Expecting? No, no... I was not expecting you. And yes, your friend is welcome."
He giggles and moves further into his shanty to dish up some sort of stew into wooden bowls.
Laas Yah-Nir
 player, 10 posts
Tue 25 Jun 2013
at 07:42
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
"Oh...well, thank you. Quite a peaceful spot you have here. I could smell the herbs as I approached. Is it just the two of you living here?" Laas leans his staff against the wall by the door and seats himself. Umbra hops onto the table, eager for a meal as he was too distracted by shinies the last time.

OOC: Laas wants to see if he recognizes anything druidic in the hut, symbols, shrines to the sun or moon, etc.
Grimmshade
 GM, 48 posts
 The People's DM
Tue 25 Jun 2013
at 22:52
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
Laas Yah-Nir sees nothing around the hut that would indicate worship for the natural world, but more a strong connectedness to the simplicity of nature. Ramne seems more hermit than druid.

As he spoons through his stew he asks, "What brings you to these parts?"
Laas Yah-Nir
 player, 13 posts
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 02:12
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
Laas ponders this question a moment. "I've traveled here with some companions I met on the road. Together we're seeking answers to the strange happenings that seem to be shadowing this village. So far we only have rumours. Even rumours of rumours. A farmer mentioned people disappearing, and others acting strange. Apparently the constable is not quite himself, and so fourth."
He pauses, recollecting his thoughts.
"As well as this, I myself am seeking clues as to why the forests are withering. My connection with nature is fading, her strength waning. I have lost much of my former power.
"A few weeks ago, in a dream, the mother of night spoke to me. She told me I had to leave the sanctuary of my forest, and find the cause of this...blight. She gifted me a new name. I haven't felt her presence since."

Looking at the kindly hermit, Laas shakes his head as if to clear it. "Forgive me, I did not mean to go on."
Grimmshade
 GM, 51 posts
 The People's DM
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 02:45
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
Ramne eats his stew with great gusto, occasionally scooping more from the pot into Laas bowl.
"Mhhmmm... strange happenings in Orlane, that's true. Perhaps connected to the forest, I had not given this thought."
He takes another large scoopful of stew.
"How do you like the stew? If only we had some nice fruit. Do you like fruit? If you do you should definitely visit the northern farm with the vineyard! (Location 22 on the Map)
People said that family vanished a few nights ago, but I saw them there just yesterday."
He eats some more and looks into the pot, frowning.
"Perhaps while you are out you could stop at the Blacksmith's, Hmmmmm? (Location 15) Pick me up some metal utensils... one of those nice long soup spoons."
Laas Yah-Nir
 player, 14 posts
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 04:49
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
"You...want me to fetch you a ladle?" Laas Tilts his head much like the crow, paused with soup bowl and spoon in hand. "Well yes I suppose I could. To repay your kindness and hospitality. Would you consider this an equivalent exchange?
"Also by the way, what herbs are you growing in that garden of yours? One of my companions requested some in particular, I would of course be happy to compensate you for them if they are available."

Grimmshade
 GM, 53 posts
 The People's DM
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 05:36
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
"Oh yes, I'd love you to pick up a Ladle from the local Blacksmith! Thank you for offering, friend. Oh, and some grapes from the vineyard, if its not too much trouble of course."

He rubs his chin, setting his bowl on the ground.

"I grow a variety of things. Ginger, Garlic, Bloodwort, Peppers, Mint, Silverbarb... oh, several more. You should always add spice to your life."
Laas Yah-Nir
 player, 16 posts
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 06:30
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
"Very well, I will return. My thanks for the stew, it was delicious." Laas outstretches his arm to allow his crow to hop up to his shoulder, "Up for an errand or two Umbra?"
"Shinies!" He caws.
Casting his gaze around the hut, Laas spies a large clean bowl. He picks it up and tucks it under his arm. "For the grapes." He nods to the hermit with a slight smile. Going to the door he collects his oakenstaff and proceeeds outside once more, heading to the blacksmith.
Grimmshade
 GM, 55 posts
 The People's DM
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 22:46
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
(Proceed to Constables Quarters as you travel back across the bridge and along the road to the Blacksmith.)
Grimmshade
 GM, 197 posts
 The People's DM
Sat 31 Aug 2013
at 00:03
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
Enter Quoril and Doc from the Streets thread. (This is Area 27 on the Main Game Map)

The narrow trail winds among majestic elms, at times disappearing into thick shrubbery. The bushes between the trees are dense, rising to a height of eight or ten feet. The elms themselves average 75' tall, and they are the only trees here. They are widely spaced, allowing much sunlight to pour between their ancient boughs.

Tucked back within the Elms is a small ramshackle cottage, which can't be larger than one room.

Puttering around outside is an old, bent, graybearded hermit with a weasel on his shoulder.
Quoril Silversgleaming
 player, 79 posts
 HP:16/18 Recoveries:3/8
 AC:12 PD:11 MD:15
Sat 31 Aug 2013
at 01:31
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
In reply to Grimmshade (msg # 17):


Quoril steps up and waves at the hermit.
Greetings young man!  We are wayfarers who have found ourselves in a bit of a vipers nest and need to rest...would you offer us hospitality?
Grimmshade
 GM, 199 posts
 The People's DM
Sat 31 Aug 2013
at 03:44
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
"Vipers nest... Heh heh, well spoken. Rest you may, though I have little to offer. Perhaps one of you can cook? It certainly looks like one of you can eat."

He beckons you over to the hut.

OOC: Doc & Quoril, you may make Archmage rolls if you wish.
Quoril Silversgleaming
 player, 80 posts
 HP:16/18 Recoveries:3/8
 AC:12 PD:11 MD:15
Sat 31 Aug 2013
at 04:04
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
In reply to Grimmshade (msg # 19):

OOC: 00:03, Today: Quoril Silversgleaming rolled 6 using 1d6. Archmage relationship.

THere are times, I wish my damage rolls would go so well...but these rolls tend to generate more fun anyway.

Cunningham Hickoryhock
 player, 85 posts
 HP:20/24 Recoveries:6/8
 AC:15 PD:14 MD:12
Sat 31 Aug 2013
at 07:44
Re: Grove of Stately Elms
"'Young man'? Spank me silly Sheska, we've a blind Elf on our hands!" Puttering up to the man in a remarkably similar manner as the man himself presently putters, Hickoryhock unceremoniously invades the man's personal space.

"I can do you one better. If you haven't heard of me yet, you and the world soon shall have that remedied. Which is a roundabout way of saying that this fellow standing before you—with an equal measure of stateliness as these here elms, which I surmise would make unfathomably extraordinary flame schema components—I say, this fellow can not only certainly eat at which your lucky guess happened to arrive rightly, but he, that is I, can not only eat, but can also drink, my ancient one, and as it happens, can also cook when the mood strikes, and well, since you asked, can also brew—though that takes considerably longer than cooking, when one lacks the aid of Hickoryhock's patented P-model season-spinning still. And although I've a thought to mount it on a wheeled barrow, it nevertheless just won't do to tote that inestimable font among so many uncouth and slovenly country folk who cannot rightly savor its utterly transporting nectar. No offense intended Missy Sheska.

"Oh pickled codpiece, where are my manners. Sir, do you know this lovely lass? And do you by any chance find the sight of her visiting you to be in any way... strange or alarming? Just curious, no reason really."
Doc sniffs and scratches his hairless chin pressing the question.

02:23, Today: Cunningham Hickoryhock rolled 3 using 1d6. Archmage (Conflicted).

I also enjoy the foil opportunities between Doc and Quoril. Good times ya'll.