A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1.   Posted by Narrator.Group: archive 1
Narrator
 GM, 82 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2011
at 12:58
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
"I don't know much about Grobain," the woman shares, "but any time Aleric went to see him it was at the Ruddy Sword Meadhall in town." She then gives directions to the homes of the other two people.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:50, Tue 07 June 2011.

Darrahn
 player, 13 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2011
at 19:52
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
Darrahn has been quiet this whole time, trying to look unthreatening and patient.
It seems to me that this situation has been left unatended for far too long... A string of disappearances nobody can explain? There seems to be more below the surface than just shades, methinks...

This message was last edited by the player at 19:53, Mon 06 June 2011.

Ash
 player, 23 posts
 Lost elf
 Apostate by trade
Fri 10 Jun 2011
at 10:29
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
Ash looked surprised at Darrahn, a shemlen that cared? no matter "Then let us head to the Ruddy Sword and investigate." he says to the man.

Giving a bow to the Ursula "Fare well dear lady, I hope we shell return soon with some answers for you."

Ash makes his way toward the Ruddy Sword.
Narrator
 GM, 85 posts
Fri 10 Jun 2011
at 12:44
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
The woman thanks them and is left feeling hopefully optimistic - a nice change for most elves in Ferelden.

Darrahn and Ash move quickly through the streets of Witenas. Many people are still cleaning up after the quake. A few stand stunned at the damage to their homes, but it seems the humans of Witenas are willing to take care of each other. In all cases, someone is trying to help them.

The Ruddy Sword Meadhall is considered a "dive bar" to the merchants and wealthier parts of Witenas, but considered a nice place for respite for most of the farmers and any of their just-paid workers - even a few elves frequent the place.

When the elf and the human enter the place it is near empty. A jovial man sits at the bar talking to the barman and another two men sit at separate tables around the room. One man is casually rolling a bar of dice as he drinks his brew. Another has parchment and quill before him and is writing. An elven lass moves between them cleaning tables, sweeping the floors, and bringing them new rounds of drink. Based on the casual atmosphere of the bar, one would not suspect that the town itself had just suffered a mild crisis.

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Ash
 player, 24 posts
 Lost elf
 Apostate by trade
Fri 10 Jun 2011
at 14:29
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
Ash walks toward the barkeeper leaning on the bar and speaking to the man "Excuse me, I am looking for an elf named Aleric, have you seen him by chance?"
Narrator
 GM, 87 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2011
at 13:39
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
The tender wipes a glass casually with a somewhat dirty rag. "Nope," he says in a tone that indicates that he is used to coin for information.
Ash
 player, 25 posts
 Lost elf
 Apostate by trade
Thu 16 Jun 2011
at 05:41
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
Ash smiled a pained smile and pull out a few coins placing them on the table "Are you sure?" he asks sliding the coins toward the barkeeper.

[Private to GM: OOC: Not sure what would consider a decent "tip" in town, are we talking about coppers or silvers?]

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Narrator
 GM, 90 posts
Thu 16 Jun 2011
at 21:05
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
The man takes the coin and nods his head over toward the man writing. The man doesn't appear to be listening to Ash and the barman and generally ignores what appears to be happening in the bar.

[Private to Ash: Actual gold coins are rare. So copper somewhere in the neighborhood of 40+ coppers is appropriate for the establishment you are currently visiting.]
Ash
 player, 26 posts
 Lost elf
 Apostate by trade
Mon 20 Jun 2011
at 15:20
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
Ash move toward the writing man, standing quietly next to him watching him right. When it is clear that the guy is so absorb in his work Ash clears his throat "Excuse me good sir, I hope you can help me, I am looking for an elf named Aleric."

[Private to GM: OOC: Ash would try to figure out what the guy was writing. Sorry for the long delay, I was waiting on Darrahn but I figure I gave him plenty of time to post.]
Narrator
 GM, 98 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2011
at 13:49
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
OOC: A challenge between you two was necessary to determine, Ash's ability to "eavesdrop" on the man. He won. So...

The man notices the elf that approaches him and a wide smile greets Ash as he attempts to approach unnoticed. He moves his hand to fold his work into a satchel. [Private to Ash: It appeared to be a shipping manifest, but Ash couldn't tell the cargo in question.]

"Aleric?" he asks still grinning. "Yeah, I know him. Bastard stole my favorite axe. When I caught him he sobbed about needing food for his invalid wife and kids." He pauses to scratch his chin. "I felt sorry for the bastard and agreed that if he did a job for me, I wouldn't tell the guard or his wife."
Ash
 player, 27 posts
 Lost elf
 Apostate by trade
Tue 21 Jun 2011
at 15:23
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
Ash lean forward on the bar next to the man "You are a true friend and good man." he reply with a smile his tone unclear how much he mean it truthfully "What kind of job?"
[Private to GM:
Actually Ash did not try to eavesdrop, I understood from your post the man was absorb in his work, so I assumed he he would not notice Ash. Ash was also curious on the nature of the work that have him so absorb :) anyway no harm done :)
]
Narrator
 GM, 100 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2011
at 13:22
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
[Private to Ash: :) I know he wasn't technically dropping eaves, but it was the best word I could think of to apply to looking over the shoulder and trying to be circumspect at the time.]

The man returns the smile, a mix of something friendly and predatory all at once. "Delivery, but he should have been back this morning." The pauses to think for a moment and then his face lights up, "Say, if you're a friend of his perhaps you could go look for him for me? I worry about the guy. Maybe, he's gone and done something to himself."
Ash
 player, 28 posts
 Lost elf
 Apostate by trade
Thu 23 Jun 2011
at 13:45
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
Ash nods "That seem reasonable, I gather he was no able to deliver what he was intended on delivering? where did you sent him?"
Narrator
 GM, 102 posts
Thu 23 Jun 2011
at 13:53
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
"North of here," Grobain tells him excitedly, "A little place called Berwick. It's between here and Hathersage on the Dunkel trail."
Ash
 player, 29 posts
 Lost elf
 Apostate by trade
Thu 23 Jun 2011
at 14:01
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
"Very well, we'll have a look, how far is it." Ash motion with his hand explaining "I am new to this place and if you could draw a map or something it would be great."
Narrator
 GM, 104 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2011
at 15:45
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
The human remains helpful - almost too helpful. Eagerly, he takes a blank sheet of parchment out of his bag and begins to draw an overly detailed map of where he sent Aleric. It figures about 15 miles north and west of Witenas. The ease that he draws this map lends itself to believing he has drawn this exact map before. Perhaps, he did so for Aleric. He explains to Ash that the Dunkel Trail winds for some 7 miles before reaching the town of Berwick. He cautions that approaching after dark is ill-advised as the town is distrusting of anyone approaching at night. He indicates a place on the map that would make a good campsite. He indicates that most travelers stop there and rest before continuing on to the town and often the town will send a guide to help caravans the rest of the way in to avoid unnecessary trouble.
Darrahn
 player, 15 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2011
at 22:18
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
Darrahn steps forward, having been silent this whole time, trying to study Ash's body language.

I think I know where it is, and though I haven't been there personally, I certainly know the way. With that, he tries to snatch the map from the man's fingers before Ash does. Something doesn't sit him right, and Ash may be heading to an ambush devised to take elven slaves... or worst.

(In case there is an opposed roll... 19:10, Today: Darrahn rolled 11 using 3d6+2 with rolls of 3,5,1. Dex roll for snatching the map.)

After they are within a safe distance from the scribe's ears. Darrahn gently grabs Ash by the arm and whisper in his ears: I smell foul play here, Ash. And by the eagerness this scribe has put you on the trail of the lost, I suspect he intends for you to share Aleric's fate too.

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Ash
 player, 30 posts
 Lost elf
 Apostate by trade
Fri 24 Jun 2011
at 22:25
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
Ash did not try to snatch the map back "My some of us are eager to go and find our friend." he tells the human scribe "So whose name should I tell Aleric if I find him and he asks me who gave me such good instructions?"

When they bid their farewell to the scribe Ash nods to Darrahn "Of course there is foul play, I know not what kind but I am sure you are right yet it is our best lead. Do you wish to return to the hole, see if we can ask one of our muscular friends to come with us?"

Personally Ash would have taken Shrike she was an elf and he knew her from the past, he could trust her to some degree, better then the templars or the chantry priests.
Darrahn
 player, 16 posts
Sat 25 Jun 2011
at 04:28
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
I'll try to win us some muscle for this little quest, then. Boredom could become a powerful ally for us, today. - says Darrahn with a wide grin.

Darrahn faces the street leading to the hole, but then hesitates for a few seconds, and finally turns around towards Ash's ear again. ...I'll want to speak to you later, Ash, privately. I haven't lived this long in this world for not paying attention to my surroundings, you know. And I'm guessing you follow the sacred calling of the elven Keepers, customs not unlike the ones I pay respect... Maybe we could learn one thing or two about each other.

And with that, the man departs.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:30, Sat 25 June 2011.

Ash
 player, 31 posts
 Lost elf
 Apostate by trade
Sun 26 Jun 2011
at 20:37
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
"Very well..." Ash reply watching the larger human depart. He waits for his return.
Narrator
 GM, 108 posts
Mon 27 Jun 2011
at 15:37
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
The scribe has no issues giving Ash his name - Keirdan Grobain - though he does look quizzically at Darrahn as he snatches the map away. Still, he makes no comment and returns to his drinking as the pair depart.

OOC: When you are finished speaking and ready, you may return to the Lovely Day thread. :)[Private to Ash; Darrahn : You have also received some experience for investigation.]
Ash
 player, 32 posts
 Lost elf
 Apostate by trade
Wed 29 Jun 2011
at 05:26
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
Ash waited for Darrahn to return then after a moment or two thought better of it and started walking after him.

ooc: so we just post in the main thread now? in the middle of their action?
Narrator
 GM, 111 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2011
at 14:12
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
OOC: Yes, they aren't doing anything but watching the tunnel. You aren't messing with thier timeline. Your characters have simply returned to where the others are. :)
Narrator
 GM, 112 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2011
at 23:41
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
OOC: As I will forget...Do you want a thread where you can compile your notes regarding your investigation into the missing elf?
Ash
 player, 35 posts
 Lost elf
 Apostate by trade
Mon 4 Jul 2011
at 05:56
Re: A Man, His Wife, and the Gaming Table: Part 1
OOC: Sure why not :) it will keep a summery of thing good for everyone to use. :)