A matter of concern for the Hadereum.   Posted by Plutocrat Remulos.Group: 0
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 149 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades
Sun 4 Mar 2018
at 22:42
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Urrun (msg # 385):

"We are dealing with an evil cult that relies on deception. Assumptions are unwise...does anyone recognize the symbols on the priests?"
Goran the Marked
 player, 70 posts
 Priest of Hors
Mon 5 Mar 2018
at 14:26
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
Goran is more familiar with non-demonic rituals and the lore of spirits, but he wracks his brain for anything that this could be a ritual for.

09:25, Today: Goran the Marked rolled 9 using 3d6.  Religious Ritual (Shevnian) or Theology (Shevnian) - 12.
Narrator
 GM, 4940 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 5 Mar 2018
at 21:58
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 387):

This appears to be a funeral for a priestess of the dawn, performed by sun priests.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 150 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades
Mon 5 Mar 2018
at 22:44
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Narrator (msg # 388):

"So these seem to be good folk, not cultists. Is there anyone we can talk to here without interrupting the ceremony?"

He lowers his crossbow.
Goran the Marked
 player, 71 posts
 Priest of Hors
Mon 5 Mar 2018
at 23:52
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
"The ritual looks like it is in full swing. We could wait a few minutes, then see if we can speak to them."
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 151 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades
Tue 6 Mar 2018
at 00:33
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 390):

Hograth pauses.

"I guess so."

He steps back to a wall and looks around (including up and behind him) as he waits.
Bellphor
 NPC, 8 posts
 priest of Helios
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 14:40
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 391):

The chanting reaches a cresendo, and they step away from the pyre. The priest raises his hand and fires a sunbolt at the oil soaked cloth and ignites it.
Goran the Marked
 player, 72 posts
 Priest of Hors
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 18:34
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
If the ritual has concluded, Goran approaches in a respectful manner.

"Excuse me, we are seeking information on anything suspicious that has been happening in this temple complex."
Bellphor
 NPC, 9 posts
 priest of Helios
Sat 10 Mar 2018
at 02:05
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 393):

"Alas so are we. The priestess of the dawn was slain by assassins, and we who mourn her passing have no answers."
Goran the Marked
 player, 73 posts
 Priest of Hors
Mon 12 Mar 2018
at 03:27
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
"I am sorry to hear that, and for your loss. With luck we will bring justice to those who slayed her as part of our purpose here.

"Could you tell us the circumstances in which you found the slain priestess? There could be clues to her killers."

Bellphor
 NPC, 10 posts
 priest of Helios
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 15:18
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 395):

"Our priestess was a nymph. She had such beauty that there was no way her attackers could have killed her unless they were blind. Just the same, blind men could not have found their way here alone."
Goran the Marked
 player, 74 posts
 Priest of Hors
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 16:19
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
"Tragic. I apologize for pressing at what must be a very trying time, but where did this attack take place? Could you direct us there?"
Bellphor
 NPC, 11 posts
 priest of Helios
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 18:51
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 397):

"She was attacked shortly after midnight as she slept, stabbing her repeatedly, then they dragged her into the reflecting pool and left her to drown and bleed to death. At some point, her eyes were cut out. I know they were saturnines, because one left their knife, sickle shaped with a cross shaped handle."
Goran the Marked
 player, 75 posts
 Priest of Hors
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 19:52
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
"If you could show us to this pool, we will attempt to bring justice to the Saturnines who performed this travesty."
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 152 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 23:15
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 399):

"We will get the bastards, of that you can be sure..." growled the dwarf.
Narrator
 GM, 4984 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 15:09
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 400):

The pool lies between the rock outcropping where rhe pyre is burning, and the temple portico you exited from.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 153 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 20:27
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Narrator (msg # 401):

Hograth looks around the room to note all exits.
Narrator
 GM, 4991 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 20:22
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 402):

The portico has an exit to the edge of the grotto, the far side of which has the burning funereal pyre. The smoke is oddly sweet.
There is an archway into the inner sanctum, which open to the east so that the Sun's first rays can strike it, and has stairs down from which you ascended. The grotto is on one of the temple hills, and i n the distance to the southeast you can see the dome you entered by.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 154 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 23:02
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Narrator (msg # 403):

"Is there anything particular about her that would make her a target?"
Bellphor
 NPC, 12 posts
 priest of Helios
Tue 20 Mar 2018
at 15:00
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 404):

"She was an oracle. I have heard that there are none left in the city."
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 155 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades
Tue 20 Mar 2018
at 19:28
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Bellphor (msg # 405):

"It has been reported that the cult we seek is trying to get rid of them for some reason. Do you have any idea why a demonic cult would seek to get rid of all oracles?"
Narrator
 GM, 4995 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 21 Mar 2018
at 13:50
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 406):

"Some kinds of summonings depend on celestial events, and are heralded by omens that oracles can percieve. Perhaps they were seeking to proceed with some dire summoning without being percieved."
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 156 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades
Wed 21 Mar 2018
at 19:15
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Narrator (msg # 407):

"If we could find out more about such summonings perhaps we can find her murderers then. If you could research that, we will seek clues as to where such a summoning might take place..."
Bellphor
 NPC, 13 posts
 priest of Helios
Sat 24 Mar 2018
at 03:08
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 408):

"The sages of the dismal tower may be able to assist, I will put them to question."
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 157 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades
Sat 24 Mar 2018
at 06:36
A matter of concern for the Hadereum
In reply to Bellphor (msg # 409):

"Much appreciated. Please let the temple of Hadereum know what you find."