Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn.   Posted by DM Wolf.Group: 0
DM Wolf
 GM, 16 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2007
at 15:07
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Just as the talk of adventuring and dangerous stuff the Innkeeper comes over to the table with warm lamb stew and the ale that Sonida had orderes. Well  not that I'm listening into you conversation or anything like that. I know better to keep my nose out of it, but I know of a man that seeks adventurers to help him. A respected sembian merchant, well as respectable as they get in that part of the world. Not that it's anything wrong with sembians it's not that.  Well We have a haunted Opera House in town. It just opned a week ago. Not many guest that night I'll tell you.  Well something or someone has hurt a little child. A girl not much older then maybe six or seven winters old. She's in a sort of sleep that none can wake her up from.  Strange stuff that. Well the father and the sembian merchant named Elebar both wanted the same thing and wanted to save money so they went together and are hireing people in this very Inn at this moment. If you want I could arrange a meeting for you young master and lady. Several people look over at the talk about the haunted Opera House and many nooded and sayed You know what I heared the same thing to the man next to him. and so all the people began talking about what might have caused it and what it couldn't be.
Maximus
 player, 9 posts
 HP: 18 / 18
Mon 2 Jul 2007
at 20:45
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
"I can't speak for the lady here but, I would be very interested in meeting and helping these people.  Scum that hurt children should be punished."
Sonida
 player, 19 posts
 Init:+3 AC:17/14/14
 HP:17/17 F:2 R:6 W:0
Mon 2 Jul 2007
at 21:46
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Sonida's everpresent grin grows a little wider, Sounds fun, haven't gotten any decent chances to test out this new armor since I got the priest to enchant it. and haunted certainly sounds like a bit of magical protection would be useful. She starts to get up with her mug, so, where are they?
Girda, of Helm
 player, 2 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2007
at 02:30
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Girda turns her, and her chair around.  "Aye-yuh.  A good question, that." she interjects, though her kindly face, weathered with experience, clearly means no harm or insult. "I know where it is.  From around here, originally, and that old house is as old as I am or older.  I was surprised that it was re-opened, I was."  She takes a slurp of ale, then looks up over the foam.  "Oh, yah.  Girda.  Of Helm, I be.  Pleased and all, Master an' Missus."
Nummy
 player, 1 post
 Init +4; AC 19/17/12
 HP 35/35; F+6,R+3, W+2
Tue 3 Jul 2007
at 04:40
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Also eavesdropping on your conversation from a nearby table is a dwarven fighter, with hair of red and gold and eyes of green.  He stands up, a short 4'1" stature, and waddles over to your table.

"Might ye be needin' a strong arm and a sharp sword?  I meself be lookin' fer work-I can't hardly afford ta feed meself," he says before letting out a grotesquely loud 'Buuurp!'-followed closely behind by the smell of the meal he had just wolfed down hanging heavy in the air, along with the aroma of stale ale and something else you don't want to identify coming obviously from another part of his body.

"My name's Nummy, and that sure was Yummy!  Sorry, corny I know, but I couldn't resist.  The whole name is Nufacop U. Meluweqe-damn whoever made those names up in the first place...and now you know why I call meself Nummy-with that preposterous name, I got beat up a lot as a kid."

"Well, can I join ya?  I ain't 'fraid'a no ghosts!"  Nummy then scratches his left armpit as he waits for a reply, hopefully an invite.
Sonida
 player, 20 posts
 Init:+3 AC:17/14/14
 HP:17/17 F:2 R:6 W:0
Tue 3 Jul 2007
at 09:17
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Helm eh? not quite the life of parties, but a scrappy bunch nontheless. So you're a priestess, or a paladin then, her nose wrinkles shlightly before she returns to her usual smile, Most worshippers don't use their god as their last name. She turns and regards the dwarf with a strange look, then says, with a tinge of sarcasm, Hmm... Short, a bit chubby, and a bit disgusting, exactly what I'm looking for in a man. She grins widely, glancing over at Girda, Sonida; of Tempus, and Waukeen, and Mask... but mostly Tempus; at your service.
Girda, of Helm
 player, 3 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2007
at 10:09
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
"So then, Innkeeper - who is this man, this merchant of whom you speak?  For it has all the trappings of chance meeting; were few could alone, there are strength in numbers.  I will pledge my aid, as a servitor of Helm, to this task."
Sonida
 player, 21 posts
 Init:+3 AC:17/14/14
 HP:17/17 F:2 R:6 W:0
Tue 3 Jul 2007
at 10:20
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Servitor? Sounds like a boring thing to do on an adventure.
Girda, of Helm
 player, 4 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2007
at 10:26
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Girda laughs; chuckles really.  "Sonida, I'm about old enough to be your mother.  Don't you worry about what I do.  Helm and his people helped me when I had nothing, not even hope.  Then for a while, I had no where to go.  Then I couldn't imagine leaving.  And just when you think that everything's set in stone, it changes."  Girda smiles.  The world's a strange place, that's sure..."

GIrda looks back to the innkeeper...
Sonida
 player, 22 posts
 Init:+3 AC:17/14/14
 HP:17/17 F:2 R:6 W:0
Tue 3 Jul 2007
at 10:38
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Sonida snorts a small laugh, Old enough to be my mother? What does helm have his servitors doing?
Girda, of Helm
 player, 5 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2007
at 12:45
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
GIrda smiles.  "We who Watch, do exactly that.  Watch, Protect, Honor and Obey.  What kind of a world where children dissappear when at the opera?  Where are the Heroes to Protect the young?  Defend the old?  Ensure freedom and peace?"  She scritches the back of her head.  "We are here."  She touches her heart.  "Helm has his servitors doing what is necessary to ensure that peace and freedom have a chance."

She takes a breath.  "It's what I live by.  I would not push it at you, or anyone, of course.  But I am compelled to take action where I can."
DM Wolf
 GM, 17 posts
Tue 3 Jul 2007
at 20:35
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
The innkeeper chuckles at the word exchange between the unlikely gathering of folks that had answeared the call, topugh he looks a little strange at the dwarf called Nummy and you can hear something about dwarves and no manners at all being mentioned under his breath.

Ah a serventor of Helm well you have always been welcomed guest. Well m'lady of Helm you may find him at this Inn  in about he looks out the small window in the door and you can see the sun is coming clear trough it. half hour or so. It depends how busy it's in the streets about this time . Aslo sorry if I confused you, but the girls is safe, well of sorts. Whatever happened to her in that cursed house it drained her of life and now we can not wake her. She is sleeping in her room, guarded well I suppose. her Father has a great deal of money and influence around here. I'll send him over when he enters the door. His name is Daseroth and the sembian merchant is named, well I'm not quite sure what his name is.
Sonida
 player, 23 posts
 Init:+3 AC:17/14/14
 HP:17/17 F:2 R:6 W:0
Tue 3 Jul 2007
at 21:31
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Sighing, Sonida asks Girda a question, So, are you powerful enough of a priest to just break the enchantment, or do we have to track down it's source first, with the girl's life fading. I don't find that an appealing proposition, we're more likely to succeed if we have time.
Nummy
 player, 2 posts
 Init +4; AC 19/17/12
 HP 35/35; F+6,R+3, W+2
Wed 4 Jul 2007
at 04:05
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
The dwarf listens as the other chit-chat, never being one to join in frivolous conversations.  He really isn't that comfortable in social situations, having played with only himself most of his younger years.  His face turns red as he thinks about the way those cruel children taunted him on a daily basis, and anyone watching him notices that his hands start to shake uncontrollably.

He wonders about the little girl, a child who, even though she may be just as mean as kids can be when they want to, doesn't deserve to have such a curse placed on her, and he vows to himself to do what he can to find a way to help her.  Of course, any money or treasures involved serve as equal motives to the relatively poor dwarf.

Nummy surprises even himself when he slams his fist down on the table and speaks, "The girl will be saved if'n I have anything ta do wit' it!" He then wipes his eyes and looks at the others, quickly explaining, "I have a problem with overactive tear ducts...clouds me vision sometimes."

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Girda, of Helm
 player, 6 posts
 I -0, AC 18, 16, 12
 HP 15/15, FRW 416
Wed 4 Jul 2007
at 04:51
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
"Of course"  Girda nods.  "Tear ducts.  Probably not as much smelter dust in the air, Master Dwarf, and the fresh air is getting to you."

"Anyway, Mistress Soninda, I will do what I can with what I have.  Helm is a watcher, and a protector.  I want to be the same.  All the same, maybe there's something that we all can do, a role that we all must play in this.  It is a rare story that has one player."
Sonida
 player, 24 posts
 Init:+3 AC:17/14/14
 HP:17/17 F:2 R:6 W:0
Wed 4 Jul 2007
at 08:32
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Oh, yes, we would still have to deal with whatever did this, but, if we knew she had time, it would be much easier
Girda, of Helm
 player, 7 posts
 I -0, AC 18, 16, 12
 HP 15/15, FRW 416
Wed 4 Jul 2007
at 11:17
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
"True enough, and I don't know.  We'll ask the main man once he arrives.  Do we have a company then?  Shall we form a pact, so as to present ourselves as One?"
Sonida
 player, 25 posts
 Init:+3 AC:17/14/14
 HP:17/17 F:2 R:6 W:0
Wed 4 Jul 2007
at 15:09
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
That would be reasonable, all of us appear... somewhat, she looks at the dwarf with a sly smile, Competent
Nummy
 player, 3 posts
 Init +4; AC 19/17/12
 HP 35/35; F+6,R+3, W+2
Thu 5 Jul 2007
at 02:49
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
"As I said before, I'll do whatever it takes ta help this little girl," says the dwarven fighter, "an' ta help keep you weaklings alive." he adds.  Rebutting the woman's comment, he growls, sneering at her,"I'm more than capable of handling me own...my competence ya needn't worry yer purty little head over."

Nummy then looks over at the door, hoping that the man with the mission details arrives soon.  He is quite ready to get this adventure under way to rid him of the boredom he has had to endure lately with no work to be found.
Maximus
 player, 10 posts
 HP: 18 / 18
Thu 5 Jul 2007
at 05:26
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Maximus leans back in his chair again with a bit of an amused look on his face while sipping his tea.  This is going to work out very well indeed he thought, a dwarven meat shield, a priest of Helm and a rouge – what a lucky day to fall into these people, such a well rounded group and a great opportunity to use my destructive magic…

“Yes, I say we have a pretty good group here and I think we covered the most important areas; stealth, muscle, divine and arcane magic.”  With a tip from his cup Maximus drinks down the rest of his tea.
Fredrick Darkshadow
 player, 2 posts
Thu 5 Jul 2007
at 07:35
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A man clothed in monk's robes chuckled at Maximus' statement. Until now he had been quite content at listening to the group to see if it was anything he would be interested in. He had found the group to his liking the question remained if they would find his talents useful.

"I beg your forgiveness Maximus, and that of your newfound allies, for my ruddiness. Like some of your newfound comrades I am guilty of a bit of eavesdropping. You are quite right the company you keep seems quite well rounded, but you over look one important aspect that perhaps I can fill."

The monk gave a friendly smile as he took a sip of his drink; water by the looks of it. He wasn't about to intrude further without an invitation, that would be impolite and boorish.
Sonida
 player, 26 posts
 Init:+3 AC:17/14/14
 HP:17/17 F:2 R:6 W:0
Thu 5 Jul 2007
at 08:32
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Sonida raises an eyebrow at him, and that aspect is?
Fredrick Darkshadow
 player, 3 posts
Thu 5 Jul 2007
at 10:14
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
The monk smiled at Sonida glad to see he was able to continue,


"I mean no disrespect, but your group lacks depth and adaptability. I would bring a different type of muscle, stealth, and scout to your company. I do not want to pretend to know each of your abilities, but I am fairly confident that Nummy's has a fighting style that is rather different then mine. The same goes of Sonida's talents when in comes to stealth and scouting. If it would please your company to have a little more diversity I would consider it an honor to travel with you."
Maximus
 player, 11 posts
 HP: 18 / 18
Thu 5 Jul 2007
at 16:10
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
Maximus smiles a bit, "Five is a better number than four."
Sonida
 player, 27 posts
 Init:+3 AC:17/14/14
 HP:17/17 F:2 R:6 W:0
Thu 5 Jul 2007
at 21:18
Re: The Dragon Coast: The Shining Star Inn
You suggsting I can't fight? She says with a wink, I don't have these for show, she says, extracting one of her silver, steel and black daggers from it's sheath. She tosses it up holding the hilt and catches the blade, I can put it in an eye across the room, and I can stick it in your gut or throat from right here. I know what I'm doing, she ends by tossing the dagger again, catching the hilt and smoothly sliding it into it's sheath.