Chapter 6.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Titus Blackwell
 player, 2444 posts
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Mon 1 Apr 2019
at 18:29
Chapter 6
In reply to Inquisitor (msg # 465):

Titus looks to Brennan for approval.

Can any of you wield a sword?

If I ever see Garrin in the afterlife remind me to thank him making learn how to actually sword fight instead of just making it look good for the stage.

Ciryl Fontaine
 player, 325 posts
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Tue 2 Apr 2019
at 18:53
Chapter 6
"Maybe if I didn't need to do so much convincing..." Ciryl mumbles under his breath, "I'm not really a swordsman, no." Ciryl flips his cane around in his hand and points it like a sword at Titus, "I don't suppose faking it would help us?" he jabs the air playfully to demonstrate.
Inquisitor
 NPC, 23 posts
Tue 2 Apr 2019
at 20:22
Chapter 6
In reply to Ciryl Fontaine (msg # 467):

The Inquisitor neither turns nor lowers his open hand.

"Titus can combat the daemon with any weapon.  The sword should go to another.  I would be the best choice to wield it.

As for playing with sticks, Ciryl would provide more tactical aid if he were to also make a deal with the daemon.  This would put us at 3 to 1."

Ciryl Fontaine
 player, 326 posts
 Cure for what ails you
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Tue 2 Apr 2019
at 21:59
Chapter 6
Ciryl stops waving his cane and lowers his brow, before taking a stern tone, "And were I to make a pact with the demon on your command, would that be grounds to charge me with witchcraft at the night's conclusion?"
Inquisitor
 NPC, 24 posts
Wed 3 Apr 2019
at 12:01
Chapter 6
In reply to Ciryl Fontaine (msg # 469):


"That would depend upon your actions afterward, whether you survive, and whether the daemon survives.  Consorting with a daemon for your own gain is not permitted."
Titus Blackwell
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Wed 3 Apr 2019
at 12:47
Chapter 6
In reply to Inquisitor (msg # 470):

Seems that you have already guessed at my plan... Brennan's arrows are... extremely effective and at range.  Ciryl,

He looks apologetically at the old cripple

while someone I would want on my side in noncombat situations... is less valuable in a physical confrontation.  What tactical advantage could he porvide?

Also how are we to summon him?

This message was last edited by the player at 12:48, Wed 03 Apr.

Ciryl Fontaine
 player, 327 posts
 Cure for what ails you
 Whatever the price
Wed 3 Apr 2019
at 13:49
Chapter 6
"How are Brennan's arrows going to be effective at all if nothing affects the demon without a pact?" Ciryl asks, ignoring Titus's dismissal of his own combat prowess.
Titus Blackwell
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Wed 3 Apr 2019
at 14:10
Chapter 6
In reply to Ciryl Fontaine (msg # 472):

Hence why it makes more sense for him to make the pact than you.

Titus says matter-of-factly.

Why not have both of you make the pact?  Then we are way ahead.
Brennan Otthild
 player, 1925 posts
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Thu 4 Apr 2019
at 14:43
Chapter 6
In reply to Titus Blackwell (msg # 473):

"I was already offered a pact with the demon and turned it down. I suspect it will not make another to me."

He frowns thoughtfully.

"That can't have been your plan, Inquisitor. To have all of your allies make a deal with the demon only to betray it. There are other weapons at your disposal."
Inquisitor
 NPC, 25 posts
Thu 4 Apr 2019
at 15:36
Chapter 6
In reply to Brennan Otthild (msg # 474):

The Inquisitor replies, without a hint of malice or anger,

"Correctly assessed, this was not the original plan.  Your interference has necessitated a new plan.

I suggest Titus and I battle the daemon, you provide support, Ciryl remain here under restraint.  Once we have completed the task, Ciryl and Brennan shall travel with me to the citadel."


The Inquisitor remains with hand extended toward Brennan.
Brennan Otthild
 player, 1926 posts
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Thu 4 Apr 2019
at 16:16
Chapter 6
In reply to Inquisitor (msg # 475):

"The man can barely walk," Brennan says, gesturing at Cyril. "Why restrain him?"
Ciryl Fontaine
 player, 328 posts
 Cure for what ails you
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Thu 4 Apr 2019
at 16:28
Chapter 6
"I won't sit by while the demon lives.  I'm coming with you," Ciryl states as a matter of fact to the Inquisitor, "I might not be a fighter, but I'm a talker.  I told you I tried negotiating with him once already but I was interrupted.  I could be a distraction, at least.  With these two you could probably use the moral support as well."
Inquisitor
 NPC, 26 posts
Fri 5 Apr 2019
at 19:08
Chapter 6
In reply to Ciryl Fontaine (msg # 477):

There is a now-familiar prolonged pause.

"Restraint will only be necessitated if you attempt to flee again." he agrees finally.
Titus Blackwell
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Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 13:20
Chapter 6
In reply to Inquisitor (msg # 478):

Titus, with great trepidation, unbuckles his sword and leans it towards the inquisitor, keeping his hand on the hilt.

I get this back when the demon is dealt with.

It is not a question he looks directly at the inquisitor.
Inquisitor
 NPC, 27 posts
Thu 11 Apr 2019
at 13:11
Chapter 6
In reply to Titus Blackwell (msg # 479):

"Acceptable."

The Inquisitor accepts the sword, wrapping gloved fingers experimentally about the handle.

The other hand remains extended toward Brennan.
Brennan Otthild
 player, 1929 posts
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 Can't Stop Reading Ahead
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 17:26
Chapter 6
In reply to Inquisitor (msg # 480):

"We are agreed then," Brennan says, shaking the man's proffered hand. "Once the deed is done, everyone can have what they want."
Inquisitor
 NPC, 28 posts
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 17:50
Chapter 6
In reply to Brennan Otthild (msg # 481):

"The stolen uniform will be returned first."
Titus Blackwell
 player, 2453 posts
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Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 21:08
Chapter 6
In reply to Inquisitor (msg # 482):

You would like the uniform for the inquisitor is that correct?
Brennan Otthild
 player, 1930 posts
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 Can't Stop Reading Ahead
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 14:45
Chapter 6
In reply to Titus Blackwell (msg # 483):

"What's the hurry? Are you going to carry it with you?" Brennan says, arching an eyebrow. "It will be difficult to battle a demon with laundry in one hand and a sword in the other."

This message was last edited by the player at 16:22, Tue 16 Apr.

Titus Blackwell
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Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 15:07
Chapter 6
In reply to Brennan Otthild (msg # 484):

Titus, loving a good burn as much as anyone smiles to himself and stifles a laugh.

That was brilliant... but stupid, unless he is trying to piss him off.  Let's see where this goes.

His mirth is cutoff as a dark look crosses his face.

Brennan, AND Ciryl... but not me... why...
Inquisitor
 NPC, 29 posts
Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 13:42
Chapter 6
In reply to Titus Blackwell (msg # 485):

"I am certain you can appreciate simple mitigation of risk," the Inquisitor replies flatly.

"You have demonstrated that your promises do not translate to execution."
Ciryl Fontaine
 player, 330 posts
 Cure for what ails you
 Whatever the price
Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 15:19
Chapter 6
Ciryl looks back and forth between Brennan and the Inquisitor before exhaling sharply, "Oh would you just give him the god damned uniform already? We have more important concerns!  Honestly, why does everything have to be a conspiracy with the two of you?"
Brennan Otthild
 player, 1931 posts
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 Can't Stop Reading Ahead
Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 16:44
Chapter 6
In reply to Ciryl Fontaine (msg # 487):

"Because it IS a conspiracy," Brennan growls. He tosses a balled-up white uniform to (at?) the Inquisitor grumpily. "Haven't you been listening?"
Ciryl Fontaine
 player, 331 posts
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Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 17:18
Chapter 6
"Has it occurred to you that that is only true because you are constantly conspiring?" Ciryl puts one fist on his hip, unamused.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:18, Today.

Titus Blackwell
 player, 2455 posts
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Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 17:34
Chapter 6
In reply to Ciryl Fontaine (msg # 489):

Titus laughs out loud.

You sound like my mom when me and Jeren would get into the baking!

Just because you are paranoid does not mean people are not out to get you...  Has saved my life on more than one occasion.


He folds his hand behind his back and paces back and forth his anxious energy infectious now that they are on the brink of action.

Ok so now thats settled... whats the plan?