Consulting a sage.   Posted by Aethelbert.Group: 0
Aethelbert
 NPC, 133 posts
 learned man
 and sage
Sat 14 Nov 2015
at 18:04
Consulting a sage
Aethelbert the sage is in his quarters, on the second floor
 of the guild, adjacent  to Spielgud and Aelmer's magic shop.
The sage recently dispersed a great deal of wealth in order
to acqire the small library of a distinguished mage, and is
 busy cataloging it, and arranging for some fire proofing, prior to his return expediion bellow ground to assist with
the trade agreement...
Christine Bjorn
 player, 571 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 00:42
Consulting a sage
In reply to Aethelbert (msg # 1):

Christine greets him politely, and asks if she can see him about some troll translations.
Aethelbert
 NPC, 134 posts
 learned man
 and sage
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 15:16
Consulting a sage
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 2):

"Marie, what is it you have that needs translating?"
Christine Bjorn
 player, 573 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 20:32
Consulting a sage
In reply to Aethelbert (msg # 3):

"I am Christine. I need the words on this doll and this puzzle box translated..."
Aethelbert
 NPC, 135 posts
 learned man
 and sage
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 20:50
Consulting a sage
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 4):

"Christine? I could have sworn... hmm, the doll..
lovely trollish workmanship... I take it this is a command
word, so let me copy the word and move over here... 'Magada' is the word, it is troll for 'sleep'... this other item, that is something else entirely. "

Christine Bjorn
 player, 574 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 23:12
Consulting a sage
In reply to Aethelbert (msg # 5):

Christine notes the command word and listens as he examines the puzzle.
Aethelbert
 NPC, 136 posts
 learned man
 and sage
Mon 16 Nov 2015
at 13:25
Consulting a sage
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 6):

"There are a limit of ten letter words in trollish,
limited moreso by the initial seven runes etched into the
first ring. Give me a day orso, and I can calculate a list
by which you might attempt to open it. Conversely, you might
leave it with me."

Christine Bjorn
 player, 575 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Mon 16 Nov 2015
at 13:29
Consulting a sage
In reply to Aethelbert (msg # 7):

"We can leave it with you for the purpose of you finding out how to open it, but we would like it back after that. It looks like it could contain a wand which would be interesting for me."
Aethelbert
 NPC, 137 posts
 learned man
 and sage
Tue 17 Nov 2015
at 01:52
Consulting a sage
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 8):

The sage takes a set of callipers, and makes several
measurements.
  "Definitely not a wand; the interior space must be in
the vicinity of an inch by a span, at most a small knife
could occupy it, but I would wager a piece of jewelry."

Christine Bjorn
 player, 576 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Tue 17 Nov 2015
at 02:32
Consulting a sage
In reply to Aethelbert (msg # 9):

At this the young female elves ears flicker, and she continues to listen...
Aethelbert
 NPC, 138 posts
 learned man
 and sage
Tue 17 Nov 2015
at 12:28
Consulting a sage
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 10):

"I have not seen the like of this before, and it may
have been a vanity project, rather than a practical defense
of an item, so I suspect the item within to have a very
personal meaning."

Christine Bjorn
 player, 577 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Tue 17 Nov 2015
at 12:56
Consulting a sage
In reply to Aethelbert (msg # 11):

"Can you open it to reveal the item within?"
Aethelbert
 NPC, 139 posts
 learned man
 and sage
Tue 17 Nov 2015
at 13:21
Consulting a sage
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 12):

"Come back tomorrow, I need to compile a list of ten
letter words."

This message was last edited by the player at 20:28, Tue 17 Nov 2015.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 578 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Tue 17 Nov 2015
at 13:24
Consulting a sage
In reply to Aethelbert (msg # 13):

"Very well. I will see you tomorrow."

She bows politely and heads back to the Merchant guild with her doll, to sell it.
Rafik
 NPC, 3 posts
 scarred troll
 archer
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 16:55
Consulting a sage
The scarred troll leads Fenric, Hrunting and Ulo up to Aethelber's quarters.
Johan Stark
 player, 566 posts
 Human Warrior
 HP: 14/10 FP: 13/12
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 17:49
Consulting a sage
PM
Aethelbert
 NPC, 150 posts
 learned man
 and sage
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 16:24
Consulting a sage
In reply to Johan Stark (msg # 16):

The assorted trolls and Hitomi and Stark are greeted by an elderly man in robes. His quarters are a maze of stacks of paper, oddly bound books, and a number of trollish artifacts. Prominent on his table is a carved stone cylinder, marked with trollish runes.
Ulo
 player, 168 posts
 Badly scarred Trollwife
 HP: 9/9 FP: 6/14
Tue 5 Sep 2017
at 20:55
Consulting a sage
Upon seeing the stone puzzle-box, Ulo ignores any pleasantries, "This belongs to my people.  Are you meaning to return it?"







OOC:  Bad temper roll passed, but she is being a bit biting in her speech.


16:54, Today: Ulo rolled 10 using 3d6.  Bad Temper, 12.  Upon seeing her friends handy work stolen.

Aethelbert
 NPC, 151 posts
 learned man
 and sage
Wed 6 Sep 2017
at 14:34
Consulting a sage
In reply to Ulo (msg # 18):

"Are you of the Eastern Depths? I  am told this came from an area to the west, where none of the people remain. I paid quite a bit for it, from one who knew not what it was."
Ulo
 player, 168 posts
 Badly scarred Trollwife
 HP: 9/9 FP: 6/14
Fri 8 Sep 2017
at 22:58
Re: Consulting a sage
"I am from the warrens that were murdered by a blue haired elven sorceress.  None of my people remain there because your Guild mates murdered them.  You have bought goods stolen from my people."

Her eyes glint, she bristles with controlled rage as she steps forward slowly and sets her hand on the stone box.

"This was made by Svin, a smith of uncommon talent, for his beloved Rina.  He is dead, his ashes no doubt remain unburied.  He is mourned by his sisters and his grandmother.  As all our warriors are mourned by the women and children they died protecting.  As I mourn my father, my mother, my brothers, and my teacher.

Murdered by your Guild."





OOC:  19:17, Today: Ulo rolled 13 using 3d6.  Intimidation 19 (skill 14 +5 (Hideous Monster), at Aethelbert *.


* Her intent is to make it clear that she is very, very unhappy and wishes to make someone else very, very unhappy.  Probably wants to make someone dead.  She is trying to put Aethelbert off his footing and a bit 'scared', but not so much so that he fears for his life (it's obvious she is in control of her actions).

Though she is small, she is a monster, from a people of monsters that eat those they are unhappy with... and she is flanked by two warriors.  No doubt Hrunting looks a bit confused **, but Rafik probably looks... well, I'd hope for 'ready', but I'll settle for for "trollish".  ;)


** I mean she did roll into this meeting with no plans or ideas and is winging it.

This message was last updated by the player at 22:58, Fri 08 Sept.

Aethelbert
 NPC, 152 posts
 learned man
 and sage
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 11:41
Re: Consulting a sage
In reply to Ulo (msg # 20):

'Thank you for that context, it makes this even more precious. I was mortified when Angrid told me of the fate of those in the Western depth, and would be humbled to have your assistance in chronicling your peple that they might not be forgotten, especially any takes you may recall of Trellheim and the period of time when your people first came to this place.
 Forgive me, you have me at a disadvantage; I know Stark, Hitomi, Fenric and Hrunting, as we have travelled together in the past. What is your name, wise one, and that of your esteemed companion?"

This message was last edited by the player at 14:58, Mon 18 Sept.

Ulo
 player, 169 posts
 Badly scarred Trollwife
 HP: 9/9 FP: 6/14
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 03:11
Re: Consulting a sage
"No.  I do not give freely to thieves and murderers."

She turns to Hrunting, "Sa tead seda inimest? Mis on tema olemus?"

This message was last edited by the player at 04:42, Sun 10 Sept.

troll warrior
 NPC, 58 posts
 hard to kill
 ready to get stabby
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 20:01
Re: Consulting a sage
In reply to Ulo (msg # 22):

"This one came with Hitomi of the Jaguar Clan, Stark, my soon to bbe brother in law, Gorgath and others. He alone among them spoke our language, and parleyed with Angrid. Under his direction, they were vetted by trial. He is courteous, although he was fascinated by the island that is no more, and was insistent on his people raiding that place for the books of some ancient wizard. He seems as good as one would expect for one not of the blood."


Ooc: all of Aethelbert's comments have been in reasonably fluent, if accented, trollish.
Fenric
 NPC, 64 posts
 Troll archer
 and translator
Mon 18 Sep 2017
at 14:59
Re: Consulting a sage
In reply to troll warrior (msg # 23):

"He is good people, showed respect for our customs."

This message was last edited by the player at 16:21, Tue 19 Sept.

Ulo
 player, 171 posts
 Badly scarred Trollwife
 HP: 9/9 FP: 6/14
Tue 19 Sep 2017
at 01:33
Re: Consulting a sage
Ulo looks upset at this response.  But she shakes herself and tries to calm down.  then she turn back to Aethelbert and continues speaking in accented Araliase.

"Why?  Why did you care to speak and not simply murder Angrid's tribe?"





OOC:  Sorry.  Been rough with the 3 days of no power, then I got bad sinusitis and am just getting over it.  Been hard to figure out Ulo's mind and voice.  I'm going with incredulous.