Chapter 1 : Vultures.   Posted by The Powers that Be.Group: 0
Yulai Yanyeeku
 player, 44 posts
 C/G "Human" Harpist
 City Girl, Escape Artist
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 07:39
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Yulai looks down and nods, then glances nervously back and forth between the two who have yet to give their opinion. "W-what do y-you think?"
Lanlis Silviu
 player, 25 posts
 Warrior of the Green
 Monk/Druid
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 16:30
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Lanlis nods.  "Help them get the tools to protect themselves.  I like it.  Maybe if they see the solution to their problems comes mostly from their own hand, they will be more resilient in the future."
The Seer
 player, 36 posts
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 17:36
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She stayed quiet.
Yulai Yanyeeku
 player, 45 posts
 C/G "Human" Harpist
 City Girl, Escape Artist
Thu 14 Sep 2017
at 16:02
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Yulai smiles, clearly less nervous now that the group seems to agree(ish). She quickly makes her way along the path.

Upon arrival at the village she finds the closest thing to a leader the village seems to have and begins, "Hello, we have talked to the goblins. The matriarch surprised us greatly. when I asked her to be stopping the attacks she said and I quote "The pinkskins can defend themselves again? Fine, we wi itll stop our raids since we can't just take what we want safely anymore..." Unquote. Because of there being an unspoken requirement, that you must be being able to defend yourselves. We, for the most part, have decided to be helping you rebuild some. Mostly defences, like walls and training for the guarding."
Keeper
 NPC, 3 posts
Thu 14 Sep 2017
at 19:49
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 During the reconstruction and training effort, a young woman in white robes arrives alongside an equally young man. She speaks calmly, but nervously like one might after an unexpected change in occupation.

"Greetings, heroes. I am the new Keeper. The old Keeper was asked to step down after an altercation with one of you. This is Moergan, he will be joining all of you since Zongor has decided to part ways."

(Welcome to the Party, Moergan. The rest of you may advance to Level 2 at your leisure.)
Yulai Yanyeeku
 player, 46 posts
 C/G "Human" Harpist
 City Girl, Escape Artist
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 05:04
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Yulai, currently carrying bundle of wood over her shoulder, happily bounds up to Moergan. "hello I am Yanyee..er I mean Yulai Yanyeeku, and this is Ayame" she motions to a small fox carrying a stick in it's mouth in imitation of her. Then frees her hand to scratch her shoulder and returns it to the bundle. She explains what happened with the goblins, and what they have chosen to do.

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She seems to scratch herself around the collar and lower back area a lot. This is not something she did before. If brought to her attention. She doesn't acknowledge, or even seem to realize, that she does it.

Alison Romtree
 player, 61 posts
 Bard/Magus
 HP10 AC21
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 17:54
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Alison bowed. "Alison Romtree. How may I be of assistance?"
Moergan Tier
 player, 7 posts
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 21:49
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The figure before them was a young man with ash blonde hair and piercing blue eyes.  His complexion was light with obvious signs of having spent time under the warm rays of the sun.  His appearance gave evidence that he was a young human male in his early twenties.  As he stopped next to the elder he planted his rather large tower shield into the grass propping it up with a long javelin.  Scaled armor, painted blueish-green, adorned his body and was in a state of good repair.

Next to him sat two medium sized canines patiently.

Moergan Tier lowered his head as a friendly smile spread to his face.  "It gladdens me to meet your acquaintance." He began with a soft calming voice in the direction of Alison and Yulai. His eyes continued their welcoming gesture towards the half orc and his male companion. "Thank you Keeper for the introduction and I welcome this occasion to meet new friends.  These two here," his hand extended to the two hounds, "are Bronsen and Lady."

"I have heard what you have done for the village with the goblins.  It must have taken a great deal of courage to parley with the goblins in the manner that you have."  He momentarily bit into his lower lip nervously contemplating on what to say.  "I don't think I could have done that alone.  It marks you well."


"As to what I can offer to your proposal for the village defense I have several things I could help with.   I am well trained with the shield and sword and am willing to set about any physical tasks or labors requested.  I also am talented with training dogs for guarding.  Though not being familiar with the villages dog population I don't know if this could be of immediate value."


The young man shrugged in an expression inviting feedback.  "I am at your disposal."
Yulai Yanyeeku
 player, 47 posts
 C/G "Human" Harpist
 City Girl, Escape Artist
Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 11:37
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Yulai is quite outgoing and is happy to make small talk. However aside from telling Moergan the direction of the leader of the reconstruction, She doesn't have much meaningful to add.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:34, Sun 17 Sept 2017.

The Seer
 player, 38 posts
Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 23:33
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The Seer didn't quite know what to say when hearing that the old man was replaced by some frail scared woman.  If one of the heroes has an issue with any of the Keepers then they would just replace them.  It seemed just as odd as dealing with the Goblins.

Looking at the young man her head nodded "Greetings Moergan.  I am called The Seer.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:34, Sun 17 Sept 2017.

Moergan Tier
 player, 12 posts
Sun 17 Sep 2017
at 23:41
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"Good to meet you, mistress Seer."  He began.

"I am new to this situation and just want to help out where I can.  My dogs and I have not been in this region long and are still trying to get familiar with the locals and what is going on.  Can anyone tell me what the story is with the village and the goblins?"

"Has the village and the goblin tribe been sharing this region for a long time?"
  He rubbed his left hand on the small whiskers growing on his face.  Moergan would need to shave soon.  He did not like the constant growth and would welcome a hot bath and moist sponge.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:21, Fri 22 Sept 2017.

Lanlis Silviu
 player, 26 posts
 Warrior of the Green
 Monk/Druid
Mon 18 Sep 2017
at 16:42
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Lanlis extends a hand to the newcomer.  "Lanlis Silviu.  Well, I don't know the whole story, but not long ago, this village was doing fine.  Cael the Whirlwind came through and destroyed the place.  The goblins took advantage of their weakness.  Now we're helping the village to rebuild and protecting them until they're up on their feet enough so that the goblins don't want to raid them again."
Moergan Tier
 player, 13 posts
Mon 18 Sep 2017
at 19:30
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The young man shook the proffered hand in friendship.  "Pleasure to meet you."  Moergan then took a second to think about what Lanlis had said.

"Please forgive me, as I am a stranger to these parts, but is the Whirlwind still in the area?" He swallowed hard. "From the scant rumors I have heard of him he seems to be a very dangerous individual.  If he is not in the area I think everyone would sleep better at night."

Moergan looked down at the ground uncertain how to proceed.  He wondered about the village, the goblins and the uncertain future of both groups of people.
Yulai Yanyeeku
 player, 52 posts
 C/G "Human" Harpist
 City Girl, Escape Artist
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 02:54
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Yulai shifts the weight on her back, but smiles warmly. "Cael is long gone. It was his passing that put the village in the form that they needed to hire help like us." she gives a slight bow. "If you will be excusing me. The builders are being in need of my load"

This message was last edited by the player at 03:53, Fri 22 Sept 2017.

Alison Romtree
 player, 62 posts
 Bard/Magus
 HP10 AC21
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 12:32
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Alison decided the best way she could help would be to find a few worthy students and give them some basic swordsmanship lessons. She had everyone from 12-15 gather in a field and went through some basic exercises to see which were fit enough to handle a weapon.
Lanlis Silviu
 player, 27 posts
 Warrior of the Green
 Monk/Druid
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 14:50
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Lanlis joined Alison.  Anyone who didn't have the required skills to handle a formal weapon, he would instruct in the ways of using simpler tools as weapons.

"Virtually any farm implement can be used as a quarterstaff.  Not as deadly as a sword, I'll grant, but a good hit can still give someone something to think about.  And if you can hit the right spot..."  Lanlis tapped one of the onlooker's knees, groin, elbows and head.  "Well, you can limit their speed, incapacitate them for a short time, hurt their own ability to fight, or even knock them out. "

"And that's not even talking about using the farming end of a hoe, never mind something like a scythe.  Remember, the goblins are going to be driven off by even a simple show of force.  If you show that even the farmers are willing to fight when they try to attack, they're not going to attack in the first place.  Their impression of your actual fighting ability is just as the important as your actual fighting ability in dissuading them from combat."
Yulai Yanyeeku
 player, 54 posts
 C/G "Human" Harpist
 City Girl, Escape Artist
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 19:41
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Yulai mostly busies herself as a go-for. Though a skilled fighter, her speech patterns don't lend themselves to instruction. She is quite happy to help demonstrate and or spar however. At night she eagerly plays her harp to help the town unwind.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:45, Fri 22 Sept 2017.

Moergan Tier
 player, 18 posts
Sat 23 Sep 2017
at 02:44
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Moergan passes the time scouting out near the goblins with Lady and Bronsen near by.  He wanted to keep his distance while observing the potential menace first hand.
Yulai Yanyeeku
 player, 55 posts
 C/G "Human" Harpist
 City Girl, Escape Artist
Sun 24 Sep 2017
at 23:17
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Yulai happily walks through the town square fetching some supplies when she stops suddenly. Her eyes stare into the distance for a moment. Then she collapses to her hands and knees, pain clearly written on her face. She gasps and groans moaning through pained breaths in Common about a fire inside of her. The pain quickly gets the best of her and any farther words are in her native Tian.

As she sweats and gasps her eyes roll back. Suddenly her body starts to change. Unlike with her shifting to her fox form, this transformation occurs openly for all to see. Her hips become much more angular. Her hands become covered in brownish-red fur. Her finger nails form small claws. The wide-brim hat she wares is pushed off by black colored fox-like ears, her human ones gone. Her face transforms into that of a fox. And a large bushy tail slips out from her lower back. She looks like a combination of human and fox.

The transformation, though dramatic and appearing painful, only takes about 3 seconds. After it is over the pain doesn't seem to lessen though. She clenches at the ground till finally she arches her back and tosses her head back in a painful howl. The single bushy tail on her backside splits into two. Once this happens she gasps for breath for a few seconds before collapsing to the side and passing out.

Though clearly extremely frightened of those bigger then herself, and shaking like a leaf the entire time. Ayame tries valiantly to protect her friend. Putting herself between, and trying to stare down, any who try to approach the unconscious Yulai except Alison and those with her.
The Powers that Be
 GM, 61 posts
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 15:25
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 The training and preparation went well and it seemed the village could take care of themselves by now. Before it was time to move on, the leader of the village approached the party.

 "Thank you for helping us in our time of need. We have pooled together what we could to reward you. The whirlwind also uncovered a hidden room under the old town hall. Inside we found this and we thought you should have it. It is an old map to possibly a greater reward."

 The group is handed a scant 100 gold, but also a large scroll case with a some kind of paper inside.
Alison Romtree
 player, 64 posts
 Bard/Magus
 HP10 AC21
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 15:31
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Alison bowed, "Thank you." She also thought it convenient that they did not "find" this map until after the deed was done. It mattered little, since she would read the map and figure out where it lead.

Once beyond the village she made her view known, "Listen, I believe that if we are staying together we should put the money into a group fund for the purchase of consumables, potions of healing and the like. Second I would like to see the map, figure out where it leads, and third we should figure out what our next move as a group will be."
The Seer
 player, 44 posts
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 18:08
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The hooded figure nods her head at the leader of the village. "It is most grateful of you to bless us with what you don't have much of.  allowing herself to collect the given items then she waits for the rest to give their gratitude before leaving the town and then heading to where they agreed upon.

"That is nice of you to believe but I would gladly take my portion now.  I plan on using it at the Crazy Ivan's Alchemy
.

"As for us staying as a group together, that was our plan.  IF you remember.

We all would like to see that map so we can all look at it together.  You are not the only one here that may have a clue as to where it might lead.  And our next move has been already agreed upon.


She looked at Alison and wondered how bold she is getting now.  One that first claimed that the Keeper had us going on Con Job and then threaten his life.

Shaking her head as to wonder who appointed her leader of us.  Boldly stating what she believes when she don't even believe in the gift the Gods has granted her.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:27, Wed 04 Oct 2017.

Moergan Tier
 player, 20 posts
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 23:50
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Moergan kept quiet until the group was alone.  "I really was not here for the initial goblin situation and would not feel right taking a care of the reward."  He squinted his face and slowly noted.

"I would be up for learning more about the map and perhaps learning more about the area where we are now."
The Seer
 player, 48 posts
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 00:15
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She looked at the newcomer and smiled but none was able to see her beautiful face.

"It is not that you weren't there to deal with the goblin situation.  But you was there to help the people learn after a tragic ordeal and help stable their home front from any other unwanted attacks.

That is why you will be includes in a fare share of the rewards.


Looking over at Yulai for a brief moment and seeing if she had anything to add or say.

As she waited she divided the gold up evenly, everyone receiving coinage equaling 25 gold.

Then everyone was waiting to see what was on the map.  Finding a nice spot in the area clear of dirt she slowly opened the scroll case and pulled out the paper inside.  Unraveling it she placed it on the ground for all to look at together.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:53, Thu 05 Oct 2017.

Yulai Yanyeeku
 player, 59 posts
 C/G "Human" Harpist
 City Girl, Escape Artist
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 04:29
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Yulai, in her hybrid form, seems to play with her new second tail. She seems to ignore the major goings on, till the glint of gold pulls her out of her reverie. She nods putting the gold in her backpack.

"I will be happy to be offering gold freely for group purchasing. However I am having personal things to try and collect for."