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Waydin Boshar
 player, 153 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Sun 22 May 2016
at 17:56
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 When the Lich gave persimmon, Waydin and Milos regained their feet. The young Mageling did not reach for his wand, by sheer force of will, when Ixon revealed the lower undead. He felt the hairs on the back of his neck rise, as the sight of the Wraiths, a creature that could suck ones very soul from them, or so it was told. The Ghouls where just disgusting.

 “Master, these others are unworthy of your greatness. I counsel that they be destroyed before they cause mischief to your cause.” Said the Mageling, then immediately regretted his words. One did not offer counsel to such as Ixin, without being asked. He awaited the Lich’s reaction with trepidation.
DM
 GM, 140 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 10:13
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"These others as you identify them, are my eyes and ears under these ruins, Waydin Boshar - and more importantly, under my firm control...They will serve my purpose here for now."

With a wave of his dust-formed arm, he dismisses the undead back to the shadows which slink back into the shadows.

"The Hosttower has grown quite powerful in my long absence - in order to us to regain the glory of Illusk, we must deal with Luskan's two most powerful groups - the Arcane Brotherhood & the High Captains. I have gleaned what information I can from your minds of the two groups but I must have more information and gather more allies to our cause - the undead in these ruins are just a start to that."
Waydin Boshar
 player, 154 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Sun 29 May 2016
at 17:31
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 Waydin bowed his head, in response to Ixon's words. "As you wish. Master. How may I serve you?" Asked the lowly mage of the Brotherhood.

 He said this still firmly convienced, those undead would do nothing but bring mischief to their cause in the end. The feeling of being observed by them did not go unremarked by Waydin, knowing full well, if not for the influence of Ixon, they would fall upon the two men to rend their flesh,and sucked away their essence.
DM
 GM, 141 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 14:37
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Ixon motions to the Crypt Servant who in turn reaches into the folds of his robe and produces two small crystal gems, no bigger than a coin.

"I want you both to place these gems in an unassuming place where you reside and where the most people congregate - a dining hall for example. They will record any and all conversations and surface thoughts and I can disseminate that information to our cause...Better than sending a Shadow Demon or sifting living minds of captives."
Waydin Boshar
 player, 155 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 02:54
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 The Mageling accepted the gem from Ixon,and secured it within the folds of his robe.
" It shall be done, Master."
DM
 GM, 142 posts
Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 23:37
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"Exellent", Ixon says and looks to Milos to take the other gem.

Milos stands & hesitantly takes the gem. "A question...I doubt the swabs and sailors of Ship Suljack will find these things but what about where Waydin will take it? The mages of the Sea Tower might find these."

"They will not - these magic items were made in a bygone era by magic not seen since Netherese cities floated in the skies and the Elves ruled half of Faerun...Their like will not be detected by today's magic", Ixon answered.

"Good to know", he said and placed the gem in his pouch.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 156 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 01:20
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 Waydin looked at Milos with a disapproving expression. " Milos, do not question the Master, he knows what he is about."
Waydin Boshar
 player, 157 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 16:48
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 Waydin then slowly drew the wand he had taken as part of his cut from the recent trouble on the outsider's ship. He offered it up to Ixon as a supplicant with the wand in both hands,head bowed. " Master, this is unworthy of your greatness,but it is all I have to offer in way of tribute to your great cause. But I offer it up willingly,as I know you to be the salvation of Lusken" Said Waydin to the Lich.
DM
 GM, 143 posts
Tue 14 Jun 2016
at 10:07
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Ixon scrutinizes the offered wand for a moment.

"Your tribute is unnecessary - only your loyalty & obedience Waydin Borshar...Do as I say in what I have tasked you both to do this day - now go."

They both leave and meet back to the cellar. They meet the middle aged man who takes them back outside of the home.

Milos looks glad to be back out and above ground but remains silent.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 158 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Tue 14 Jun 2016
at 21:23
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 Once they had been shown back to the world above, Waydin uttered a curse. " I was hoping he would offer me something more then this wand can do. It is a useful wand,to be sure.But something that can slay would be most useful."

 The Mageling regarded Milos with a thoughtful expression a few moments, before he spoke again. " We must part ways soon, just remember not to be seen placing that gem for the Master.   Be it be the Captains,or the Masters of the Towers, what they would do to us if we are discovered, would make us wish for death."
DM
 GM, 144 posts
Thu 16 Jun 2016
at 10:11
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"Im well aware of the consequences", Milos says. "I do not wish to be like those that hang at Prisoner's Carnival."

The streets are quiet due to the hangings so their travels are unobstructed. They part ways and Waydin finds himself back at the Sea Tower.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 159 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Thu 16 Jun 2016
at 15:19
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 When Waydin found himself at the gates of the Sea Tower,he felt a sense of Dread. When he passed the Guards, and walked through the gate, an irrational thought made him think the hard eyed men that where encased in steel, that brandished most deadly weapons, knew of his treachery to the Brotherhood. Waydon knew this was nonsense,for they where only Warriors,the real threat where the Masters,and the arsenal of detection magics at their disposal.

 Waydin girded his mental loins,and walked boldy along to the entrance of the tower,and penetrated the structure like he had not a care in the world,when in fact, he had a wagon load of cares.

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DM
 GM, 145 posts
Mon 20 Jun 2016
at 09:55
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Entering the Sea Tower, he walked in calmly. There were few mages this day - most going to see the prisoners hang - even master Calis was not around as well as a few of the senior mages.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 160 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Thu 23 Jun 2016
at 19:18
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 Waydin was not sure where he might place the gem in the Tower. His first thought was where the Magelings gathered to take their meals. But he did not think that Ixon wanted the gossip from such as he. The next place he considered was the Library. The Masters met there some times in twos or threes to discuss matters. Whaydin thought that he could mover the Gem around, from time to time, to give Ixon a well rounded feel of the Brotherhood.

 The Mageling headed for the Library to hide the Gem.

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DM
 GM, 146 posts
Tue 28 Jun 2016
at 10:04
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The Library was virtually empty when Waydin entered. Other than 3 magelings performing mundane duties and the librarian himself, old Niemus, at his usual post at the back at his desk, there was no one there.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 161 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Fri 1 Jul 2016
at 17:40
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In reply to DM (msg # 36):


 Waydin acted like he was looking for a scroll or manuscript. He wandered over to a table and chairs,where some of the senior Mages and even a Master held inpromtto meetings, from time to time. He attempted to make sure that no one was looking, he took the candle out of the holder upon the table,and dropped the Gem into the holder,then replaced the candle. Waydin knew the candles where only replaced when they had burned down to almost nothing.This was due to the fact, the Scribe in charge of purchases, was as tight with coin as a the purse strings of a money lender.Everything was used until it fell apart,or wore out.

 Waydin would keep an eye upon the candle,and when it was to the point where it would be replaced, Waydin would pocket the Gem before that happened.
DM
 GM, 147 posts
Tue 5 Jul 2016
at 10:07
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There are several candles to choose from in the library; Some are simple affairs that burn for two to three hours and there are the thicker variety that can last for a 6 hours or mare and are marked on their sides to note the passage of time.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 162 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Thu 7 Jul 2016
at 12:48
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 Waydin looked at the candles, then decided against the idea. He had another thought about the placement of  the gem. The day of the hangings was about as close to a holiday that the Brotherhood had. The Masters showed their largess by allowing a few extras at the evening meal. One of these extras was honey for their bread. Waydin would await til the evening meal and get some honey to apply to the gem. Once this was accomplished, he would return to the Library and stick the gem under a table where it would stick due to the honey he would smear it in.
DM
 GM, 148 posts
Fri 8 Jul 2016
at 09:12
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Waydin changes his mind and proceeds with an alternate plan to get the gem concealed in the Library.

Eveningfeast comes and with the privacy of having his own room, Waydin applies the honey to the gem and goes to the Library. Tymora was with him and the Library was empty - even old Niemus was away from his desk for the moment.

Waydin goes to one of the tables and places the gem. The honey idea works and the gem sticks easily under the table. Upon his rising to his feet however, Beshaba's ill lick comes when he turns and sees Fenris at the entrance to the Library.

"What are you up to Waydin? Something I should tell Master Calas about?", he says smugly.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 163 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Sat 9 Jul 2016
at 16:48
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In reply to DM (msg # 40):

 Upon seeing Fenris,Waydin felt a cold chill down down his spine, But as sudden as that sensation happened, it was quickly replaced by anger. Waydin gave Fenris an obscene gesture,and started to depart the Library,walking right past Fenris. When Waydin was within range, he thrust his punch dagger into Fenris's Kidney,as many times as he  he could.

13:08, Today: Waydin Boshar rolled 5 using 1d20.  Waydin attack roll. Miss, what else is new.

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DM
 GM, 149 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 10:12
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Fenris sees the attack coming, and dodges the thrust, easily.

"So you want to finish what we started in the streets? So be it - you have no wharf rat to save you now."

He pulls out his dagger and takes a slash but misses as well.

(Initiative rolls and actions please ~Almighty DM)
Waydin Boshar
 player, 164 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 14:16
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"Never let an enemy thrive. Seek his destruction by the most direct means, when possible." Came the quote, he had read in an old dusty Scroll. It was part of a quote from a Wizard/general of the Empire of Netheril, penned well over a Thousand years ago.

 Waydin attempted to recall the lessons of the Brotherhoods Master at Arms. He feinted a thrust to the chest, but dropped the angle of the blade at the last possible moment and drove the punch dagger towards his opponents kidney.

10:06, Today: Waydin Boshar rolled 4 using 1d4.  damage roll if 12 is a hit.
10:02, Today: Waydin Boshar rolled 12 using 1d20.  Attack roll.
09:58, Today: Waydin Boshar rolled 9 using 1d10.  Init roll.

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DM
 GM, 150 posts
Tue 19 Jul 2016
at 10:09
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Waydin went for a feint to his chest but Fenris made it easy for him, as he stepped forward to prepare to thrust, causing Waydin to strike him true in the chest. His opponent had a look of shock and then collapsed to the ground in a heap by the wall next to the doors of the library.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 165 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Thu 21 Jul 2016
at 22:41
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In reply to DM (msg # 44):

 Waydin stood over the quickly assuming room tempeture corpse at his feet. The shock of taking of a fellow Magelings life made Waydin ill for a few moments. He had slain before, but he knew this one.

 When he was himself again, the Mageling realized the massive mistake he had just made, How was he going to explain this to the Masters. Perhaps if it had been a blunt object, he could have made it look like an accident. But a stab wound? He was undone if the corpse was discovered by anyone. A massive search would be conducted, followed by mind probing spells, until the offender was discovered. Waydin had little illusion of his fate, if he was found out.

 He began to feel the beginnings of panic to take hold of his mind. He attempted to recall the focus exercises taught to them to assist in spell casting. After several deep breaths, he was again the master of himself.

 He took the corpse by its heels,and attempted to pull it over to the dunb waiter used to send books, scrolls and documents through out the Tower. Waydin would try and stuff the corpse into the dumb waiter,and lower it to the lowest level of the Tower. That would be the "easy" part. The real difficulty would be to get the corpse into the garbage chute that would dump the body into the bay.But one thing at a time.

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DM
 GM, 151 posts
Thu 28 Jul 2016
at 10:28
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Waydin began to pull Fenris's dead body. Soon he noticed that he was leaving a trail of blood as he went into the Library to find the dumbwaiter. Lifting a dead body's weight proved difficult and getting it into the dumbwaiter was time consuming but he managed to do it - and get blood on his robes in the process.