Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel.   Posted by teslas.Group: archive 0
ZEIG
 player, 1148 posts
 White Mage
Fri 27 May 2011
at 17:08
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
12:58, Today: ZEIG rolled 17 using 1d20+8. Know (Arcane) - DI.

"It was a pleasure."

Zeig exits the house and breathes a sigh of relief.

"Well boys, I think we're all finished up here.  We got a pretty good deal!  I think I'm gonna finish up business and total everything.  I'll get back to the ship afterwards."

He then turns to the sailors.

"All right men, I'll need you to return to the ship and bring back the 2 crates of elven textiles.  Meet us at the armorsmith's shop and we'll proceed from there.  Don't worry, this next stop should proceed much more quickly."

GM Edit Skill Check Result-
[Private to ZEIG: While you have no idea of the specifics of what the contract might be, or how it may work, or where it's from, you do know that such things can exist, and that their levels of manipulation and power can vary nearly as wildly as magic itself.]

This message was last edited by the player at 17:35, Fri 27 May 2011.

JACK
 player, 1022 posts
Fri 27 May 2011
at 17:12
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
Jack shrugs. How much you get?
ZEIG
 player, 1149 posts
 White Mage
Fri 27 May 2011
at 17:14
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
"A receipt for 6000 gold pieces for those paintings that were simply holed up in a warehouse.  Now people get to see them, and we have a fund for our journey."

This message was last edited by the player at 17:16, Fri 27 May 2011.

teslas
 GM, 1833 posts
Fri 27 May 2011
at 17:16
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
ZEIG, Fredrick remained motionless after your statement. You could feel his eyes on you as you left the house.

The four sailors begin to take the carts back to the MARY. "No prob' cap'," one says.

ZEIG, LOGG, and JACK head over to the bank and cash out the three writs they've obtained.

VIL and DAI are outside of the clinic.

It is now, more or less, around 2:30pm for both groups.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:16, Fri 27 May 2011.

LOGG
 player, 101 posts
Fri 27 May 2011
at 17:18
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
"Well, that went well then." LOGG follows along.
ZEIG
 player, 1151 posts
 White Mage
Fri 27 May 2011
at 17:55
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
Zeig looks around for Dai and Vil, wasting time until the sailors make it back.

"Was there anything in particular you wanted to see Logg?"
teslas
 GM, 1835 posts
Fri 27 May 2011
at 17:56
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
About a half an hour later all five of you meet up.

It is now 3:00pm. The sailors will be back in town at the armorer's around 4:00pm.
LOGG
 player, 102 posts
Fri 27 May 2011
at 17:59
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
"Well, not exactly. I just wanna see the sights. Since all of you are from here, I am sure you know all the cool places to see." he was eagerly looking around as the passed by places.
teslas
 GM, 1837 posts
Fri 27 May 2011
at 18:04
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
Go ahead and assume that everyone knows about the sale of goods, the general outline of the situation with Bartholomew and the map, and where people have been today. Details will need to be actually discussed or given orange-texted "I tell 'em everything."
JACK
 player, 1023 posts
Fri 27 May 2011
at 18:05
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
Jack scratches what's left of his beard. I spent most of my time with these guys or in meditation or training.
ZEIG
 player, 1152 posts
 White Mage
Fri 27 May 2011
at 18:09
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
Zeig reveals everything except that the contract was magical and the three questions part of the deal.
JACK
 player, 1024 posts
Fri 27 May 2011
at 18:12
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
The art talk went right over Jack's head. They were pretty pictures, and that's his limit. All right. We should get back to the ship. I want to set sail as soon as possible.
ZEIG
 player, 1153 posts
 White Mage
Fri 27 May 2011
at 18:17
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
"Feel free to return to the ship if you'd like.  I still need to sell the textiles that the sailors are bringing to town."

Assuming Dai and Vil tell us about Sara:

"I absolutely must see Sara before we go!  She invited us to a meal tomorrow if we were here, perhaps we could convince her to have dinner tonight?  Then we could set off first thing in the morning, rather than leaving at 7 or 8PM tonight."
teslas
 GM, 1839 posts
Fri 27 May 2011
at 21:12
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
VIL fills you in, yes.

The group of you wander around town, showing LOGG some of your favorite restaurants, sitting areas, and other locations you're fond of.

The five of you get to the armorer in time to see four of your sailors escorting two chocobos and one cart with two large crates on it.
ZEIG
 player, 1155 posts
 White Mage
Fri 27 May 2011
at 21:59
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
Zeig hails the sailors and heads off with them towards the nobles district.

"Feel free to come along if you like.  This should be the last of the crates I can sell.  There was another, but I'm not quite sure what to do with it."

Not to mention all this selling is exhausting.
DAI
 player, 1059 posts
Fri 27 May 2011
at 22:06
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
DAI would have explained the map, the name Matoya, and what had happened with Sara, yes.

DAI would follow ZEIG on his last sale of the day, though he brings up that if they planned to ask about dinner for tonight, should they send word sooner rather then later?
LOGG
 player, 103 posts
Sat 28 May 2011
at 04:25
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
LOGG looks around even though you know he's not a child, he seems to be acting like one every time you mention a place he goes to get a closer look "WOW this town is amazing!"

OOC: aren't halflings annoying, lol
teslas
 GM, 1840 posts
Sat 28 May 2011
at 05:06
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
ZEIG and co., the first tailor you arrive to offers 250gp per crate after seeing a couple of samples.
ZEIG
 player, 1158 posts
 White Mage
Sat 28 May 2011
at 15:59
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
"I will take 500gp per crate.  Do you know how rare it is to see an elf these days?  Let alone have two cratefuls of of stunning elven worked cloth that could be used to make all sorts of gorgeous gowns and delicates.  The aristocrats will be flocking to your shop to get ahold of your fine materials that are in such short supply nowadays."
teslas
 GM, 1842 posts
Sat 28 May 2011
at 22:43
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
"500 gold pieces a crate it is then." He gives you a writ for 1,000 gold pieces.
ZEIG
 player, 1163 posts
 White Mage
Sun 29 May 2011
at 14:35
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
Totally used the courier service to contact the princess prior to selling crates.

"Here, someone take this.  I'll return to the ship so that I can return the chocobos afterwards.  What say we meet up at the fountain?  This time it actually will be for a dinner party, I hope.  Logg, I think you'd like Sara."

All of the following assumes people were cool with this.  If not, I'll edit that last paragraph out.

Zeig will hand off the writ the rest of the party, return to the ship, and then return  chocobos to the place he rented them, collecting his deposit.  He will then make a brief stop home to strip down, clean himself with his old robes, prestidigitation them, and put on his new robes.  He will then head off to the fountain.
DAI
 player, 1064 posts
Sun 29 May 2011
at 19:21
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
DAI will nod, and go home to prepare for the dinner tonight. He would take a bath, but opt to clean his robes using a minor spell. He actually chooses to wear one of his old Blue Robes, in place of the heavier dark robes he had obtained during their first adventure. After all of this he would move to meet at the fountain, choosing this time to purchase or gather a gift of flowers of various colors and sizes, hoping that it was not too much.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:22, Sun 29 May 2011.

teslas
 GM, 1848 posts
Tue 31 May 2011
at 21:08
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
Deducting 5sp from the party funds to use the royal post to contact Sara.

Assuming JACK keeps himself busy, and LOGG goes with him.

VIL goes home for a bit as well, and says he'll meet you at the fountain.

About an hour and a half later, all of you receive a knock on your doors of your homes. A royal courier hands you a letter, looking basically the same as the letter you all received seemingly months ago.

See you all at the fountain at 7:00 for a late meal.
Sara's signature is clear.

If you want to post any questions you may have for Sara I can address them, or if you'd like to RP it out we can do that, too.
teslas
 GM, 1853 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2011
at 01:13
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
The four of you plus LOGG regroup at the same fountain in the western side of the town. The streetlamps are lit and the city looks quite peaceful. The sky is now clear apart from the myriad of stars crowding it. The mood and lighting contrasts your previous visit more and more every minute.

VIL is wearing his new chain shirt, but seems rather glum about the prospect of leaving town once again--and makes a somewhat passive comment as such.

Two handmaidens with a palace guard following them approach, offer greetings, then lead you all into the gardens. Dinner is set and waiting for you before the princess. Sitting around a table that has been carried outside, the meal begins on a cheerful note.

Sara is very inquisitive about your adventures up to this point. Near the end of the dinner Weston arrives.

"Good to see you all in good health," he says, basically ignoring LOGG as he looks you over. "I wanted to come and congratulate you personally for your efforts in Provoka. I'm sure they'll be a safe port for the rest of your travels, and the gentry, for what it is worth, is quite happy to hear that trade can resume."

Weston bows to the princess, finally looks LOGG in the eye for a moment, and leaves you all to desert. The three of you apart from LOGG are pleased to see Sara has remembered your favorites from childhood.

It is 10:30pm by the time you have finished your meal and drink.
ZEIG
 player, 1170 posts
 White Mage
Wed 8 Jun 2011
at 19:44
Re: Chapter 3-A: "Chartering" a Sea-worthy Vessel
Extra mundane shopping before leaving:

Hooded Lantern - 7 gil (2 lbs.)
2 Clay Mugs - .04 gil (2 lbs.)
4 Pints of Oil - .4 gil (4 lbs.)
4 Scroll Cases - 4 gil (2 lbs.)
100 Sheets of Parchment - 20 gil (N/A, going in a case, 50 sheets per)
5 Bottles of Wine - 10 gil (7.5 lbs. but leaving them on the ship)
Flask - .03 gil (1.5 lbs.)
3 more vials of ink - 24 gil (N/A, but putting them in the haversack)

Moving old WHM robes into the haversack (10 lbs.).

This message was last edited by the player at 19:48, Wed 08 June 2011.