Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar.   Posted by The Runelord.Group: 0
Cyrus Weaver
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Fri 20 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
Though he could attempt to curse the bitch, Cyrus restrained himself. He needed to stay strong for his friends, but lacking a weapon that could reach, he resorted to taunting. "You are a coward, hiding your weakness behind conspiracies and convincing others to do the dirty work you can't do yourself. You will die here. Alone. Powerless. Forgotten."

22:27, Today: Cyrus Weaver rolled -1,11 using d6-2,d4-2, rerolling max with rolls of 1,(4+4+4+1)13.  Taunt (unskilled).
The Runelord
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Fri 20 Jan 2017
at 21:49
Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
The creature seems to freeze with rage...

The Taunt worked! She is Shaken.

Aradhel and Jereth are up!

Aradhel
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Sat 21 Jan 2017
at 21:52
Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
The other dagger had nearly hit, so Aradhel tried again.

15:51, Today: Aradhel rolled 5,8 using 1d4-2,1d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of (4+3)7,(6+4)10.  Throwing.

LOL wow.

Very modest damage however.

7 - 15:52, Today: Aradhel rolled 3,2,2 using d8,d4,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 3,2,2.  Strength, Dagger, Raise.

Jereth
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Sun 22 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
Jereth throws as well with his one dagger!

Hit for 22 with a Raise!
20:32, Today: The Runelord, on behalf of Jereth, rolled 9 using 1d6, rerolling max with rolls of (6+3)9.  Raise.
20:31, Today: The Runelord, on behalf of Jereth, rolled 11,2 using 1d8,1d4, rerolling max with rolls of (8+3)11,2.  Damage.
20:31, Today: The Runelord, on behalf of Jereth, rolled 0,6 using 1d4-2,1d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of 2,(6+2)8.  Throwing.

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The Runelord
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Sun 22 Jan 2017
at 01:40
Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
Aradhel's shot pins the creature's arm to the wall and Jereth's shot hits it right in the neck. With a shriek, a massive figure tumbles to the ground!

The figure has the top half of a woman but the bottom half of a giant python, the snake-body being as wide as the torso of her body. She stares up at you with vicious venom as her life dribbles away!

The creature is wearing a mask. This intricate mask is made of gold-plated iron. The eyes are two dark lenses of crystal, while surrounding these are the writhing tails of snakes radiating up from the mask itself, almost as if they were medusa-like hair. She also seems to be wearing a tight, form-fitting shirt crafted from the scales of a giant snake.

Both are magical items you'll need to learn more about to use!

The area above lies open for exploration.

How do you explore the area above? Describe before you roll anything--there are no threats above.
Cyrus Weaver
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Sun 22 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
"Well done!" Cyrus congratulated his comrades. The looked down at the snake woman's body and with a smirk said, "Told you."

He knelt down next to the body and examined it, running his fingers along her scaly body. He had never seen such a creature and marveled at her monstrous beauty. "Odin and I will take care of her. You two might want to explore upstairs." He said to the wizard, "What manner of mask do you think this is? Come, I'll lift her head and you remove it, then we will remove her shirt."
Aradhel
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Sun 22 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
Aradhel froze and listened first.  They had just had a battle, were there any reinforcements coming?

It didn't seem like it.

"Shall I reconnoiter?"  She asked the others.
Cyrus Weaver
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Mon 23 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
"Yes, that's what 'explore upstairs' means," Cyrus sighed.
Aradhel
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Tue 24 Jan 2017
at 01:13
Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
"No that is not what 'explore upstairs' means.  You cannot fool me."  Aradhel replied smartly.
Aradhel
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Thu 26 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
"Right.  I shall scout in advance then."  Aradhel concluded.
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Thu 26 Jan 2017
at 23:00
Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
Aradhel, make a Climbing check with a +2 bonus.
Aradhel
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Fri 27 Jan 2017
at 01:20
Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
19:19, Today: Aradhel rolled 2,5 using d4,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 2,5.  Elf Climbing.

Elf Climbing sounds like a flash parody game

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Sat 28 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
Aradhel clambers up to the area above where there is a large nest made of what appears to be a very tough paper-like substance, almost like a wasp's nest. Inside are personal items identifying this monster below as Xanesha. One interesting thing she finds is a long scroll bearing an extensive list of names and professions, many of which have been crossed out. The list bears the heading “Sihedron Sacrifices.” Some of these names are of folks from Sandpoint, but the majority are unknown to Aradhel. Some of the names are crossed out. The most prominent name on the list, though, is that of Lord-Mayor Haldmeer Grobaras of Magnimar! It would seem that Xanesha has been taking extensive notes on the lord- mayor’s habits—when he takes his meals, who he visits, his favorite taverns, and even the hours he sleeps.

Aradhel shows this to Cyrus below.
Aradhel
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Sat 28 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
Indeed she does.  "What does this mean?"
Cyrus Weaver
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Sat 28 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
"I don't know," Cyrus replied. "Was she killing them? Recruiting them? Replacing them with doppelgangers? We should look into some of the crossed-out names. Better than grilling the Lord-Mayor. At least right away."

OOC: Does Cyrus recognize any of the Sandport names?
The Runelord
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Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 23:01
Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
Good question! Common knowledge check for Cyrus with a +2 bonus.
Cyrus Weaver
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Sun 29 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
17:33, Today: Cyrus Weaver rolled 11,3 using 1d6+2,1d6+2, rerolling max with rolls of (6+3)9,1.  Common Knowledge.

"Oh, now I remember...."
The Runelord
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Sun 29 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
Cyrus does recognize the list: all of them merchants, moneylenders, gamblers, adventurers, and thieves. He recognizes the names that have been crossed out as people who have disappeared or been found murdered!

It seems logical that the mayor of Magnimar was a future target for murder...

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Cyrus Weaver
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Mon 30 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
Cyrus relayed the information. "Yes, this is something the mayor should probably know about. We should also tell the captain of those guards downstairs."
Aradhel
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Mon 30 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
"That would seem wise..."  Aradhel looked about to see if there were any other niches foes could hide in here, or other areas unexplored, before lowering herself back down.
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Tue 31 Jan 2017
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Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
The group heads back down and informs the guards about what they found. The guards are a combination of alarmed and awed--awed that you were able to defeat such a creature and alarmed at the threat to the mayor's life. They insist that you tell the mayor, and lead you to see him right away!!

Despite the late hour, you get in to see the mayor right away. When Lord-Mayor Grobaras discovers that the murderers were planning his assassination, he faints. When he recovers, he invites the four of you to attend a feast at his home, Defiant’s Garden. Grobaras is hardly a scion of virtue, as you discover, but he is nonetheless a powerful man, and in reward for defeating the murderers he grants each of you 6000 sp!!

Each of you post one more time before we wrap up the chapter. We can roleplay this as much as you like, but at least one more post each from Cyrus and Aradhel and, hopefully, from Jereth & Odin.
Aradhel
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Tue 31 Jan 2017
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"Quite a windfall."   Aradhel muses, having been scraping by for so long actually having such a sum is astonishing to her.  "But what do we do now?  Is there anyone on the list we can warn or save?"
Cyrus Weaver
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Tue 31 Jan 2017
at 06:56
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Cyrus laughed. "You are hoping perhaps others on the list would be so generous as Lord-Mayor Grobaras? Oh, let the next be a Lady. A rich, buxom, single Lady with youthful vigor..." He laughed again. "Before we plan our next step, I plan on spending some of our bounty."
Aradhel
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Wed 1 Feb 2017
at 00:36
Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
"A fair plan, carrying this much coin may be imprudent."
The Runelord
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Wed 1 Feb 2017
at 14:27
Re: Chapter 6: Welcome to Magnimar
The pair's stay in Magnimar is also paid for by the mayor--he pays for two weeks' stay at a good-quality inn!

Jereth and Odin depart for Sandpoint to warn any others there that are on the list while Cyrus and Aradhel remain in Magnimar...

And so ends Chapter 6! Continued in an Interlude.