A Bard's Tale.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Joe
 player, 414 posts
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 05:20
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  It would be convenient (for them) if the missing person was with the bandits (if they won).  "Works for me."
Narrator
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Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 05:23
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Chessnut looks at the two. Then says, "I can use music to heal wounds... but shouldn't we try finding one or two more people to go with us? I'm not a healer like a cleric is and three is a small number even with a real healer. But yes, I will join you in the morning."
Grabthar
 Player, 20 posts
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 05:26
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Grabthar looks about, shrugs, and mentions to the waitress.  "Should anyone show interest in these quests, do please let them know of our intentions of looking into them in the morning."
Joe
 player, 415 posts
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 05:29
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  Joe nods, "If people were willing, they will show up.  Well, that or leave early and then attack us to remove the competition."
Narrator
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Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 05:32
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Chessnut says, "Then we'll do something they don't expect: Flee! Then tell the authorities."
Grabthar
 Player, 21 posts
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 05:33
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Grabthar chuckles.  "Indeed.  Well see you two in the morning.  I'm turning in."

He heads for his room to get some sleep.
Joe
 player, 416 posts
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 05:35
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  Joe is so glad there is no (written) policy against putting beartraps by the window to your room at the Inn.
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Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 16:19
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It is an uneventful night and the trio wake up without incident. Although there is a very mangled, dead squirrel in on of Joe's bear traps.

Chessnut is up and playing his violin in the commons room. There appears to be a couple adventurers sitting at a table nearest to the performance.
Grabthar
 Player, 22 posts
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 03:42
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Grabthar enjoys a morning tea, one lump, with the music.  Between sips he sizes up the adventurers, looking for clues if they're the kind he'd be willing to team up with.  Yes, beggars CAN be choosers.  Even a beggar wouldn't accept food from a carrion devil.
Joe
 player, 417 posts
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 03:54
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  Considering the were indoors, Joe's decision was still validated.  Unless he just deprived a druid of their pet... In which case still validated due to poor familiar quality.

  He deals with food first, letting others stare at strangers for him second. "Morning, Granthar." He didn't forget the Kendar ,but they are kind of in the middle of the whole music thing.

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Callie
 NPC, 321 posts
 Cleric of Sehanine
 Lover Halfling
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 04:07
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One of the adventurers is a surprisingly pretty halfling cleric who has symbols of Sehanine on her and her ridiculously oversized sword. Another is a large, grizzled, middle-aged man who has all the obvious markings of a fighter in full plate. Despite this, he is smiling from the music. When Chessnut is done his performance, they both clap.

Chessnut waves Grabthar and Joe over, which causes the cleric and fighter to look over at the two.
Grabthar
 Player, 23 posts
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 04:10
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Grabthar heads over to Chessnut, also clapping.  "Bravo, Chessnut.  Another fine performance."
Joe
 player, 418 posts
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 04:15
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  Joe nods, as he heads over.  Once more the only person in any given group of 'average' height.

  "I hope you slept well, Chessnut." after a moment, he adds "I guess I could hope you two also slept well."
Callie
 NPC, 322 posts
 Cleric of Sehanine
 Lover Halfling
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 04:19
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Chessnut smiles and does a sweeping bow before smiling brightly at Grabthar and Joe. "Thanks, Grabthar. And I did sleep well, Joe. Thank you."

The two adventurers lose their smiles. The fighter gets a hardened expression and Callie gets a sad look. "While that is nice of you, we... did not sleep well."

The fighter speaks up, "If you bunch are looking for some adventure, we've got a tough one for you..."
Grabthar
 Player, 24 posts
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 04:22
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Grabthar nods to Chessnut then turns to the other two.  "Oh?  Well you have my attention."
Joe
 player, 419 posts
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 04:27
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  Joe gets the feeling these two recently had a full party. "I'm guessing on a scale of one to ten, it falls under 'revenge'"  Revenge is a real number, right?

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Callie
 NPC, 323 posts
 Cleric of Sehanine
 Lover Halfling
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 04:38
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Callie says, "Not revenge. Closure. A powerful sorceress has been collecting men like trophies. Literal, frozen, statuesque trophies. She lures the men with her charm and then after getting close with them, simply freezes them to keep them around in her mansion. We're hoping to free the men and then stop her from ever doing that again."

Chessnut ohs, looking a little mystified.
Grabthar
 Player, 25 posts
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 04:40
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Grabthar frowns and strokes his chin.  "Quite terrible villain, to be sure.  Were you expecting to be able to defeat her with just the two of you?"
Joe
 player, 420 posts
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 04:44
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  Another day to be thankful he prefers shooting things out of arms reach, even if a lot of the time people don't want to be considerate and just let him shoot them.

  "Yeah, I can see how that would be considered a problem."
Callie
 NPC, 324 posts
 Cleric of Sehanine
 Lover Halfling
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 04:49
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Callie says, "We were.... more hoping. We can't stand by, but we were going to look for a team before going ourselves if we couldn't get that. See... Sehanine revealed much to me in a dream about this woman. She does this because she is so scared of being hurt, she freezes the men before they can inevitably break her heart. Then keeps them around to reminisce about the good times. But as a cleric of Sehanine, I believe I can reach her heart with words."

Chessnut says, "So... if you didn't get a team, you were going to risk yourself by trying to talk things out?"

Callie nods. "Yes."
Grabthar
 Player, 26 posts
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 04:53
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And while she's distracted giving her villainous speech, Grabthar sneaks up behind her...  Half orc ninja sneak attack!

He raises his eyebrow at the revelation of divine intervention.  "Indeed!  Well as it so happens, the three of us had intentions of ridding the area of bandit activity today.  What's say you join us and consider it an audition.  To see if we work together well as a team."
Joe
 player, 421 posts
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 04:58
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  "So, Don't shoot them mid sad speech then, got it." Shoot them after they try to freeze the nice cleric anyway.

  He wonders if the missing person's entirely unrelated, or not.  "They might just leave without us, if we swing by bandit town first."
Callie
 NPC, 325 posts
 Cleric of Sehanine
 Lover Halfling
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 05:02
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Callie says, "Her victims take time. Time we had hoped to use to get a team together. So yes, we will go with you to stop the bandits first."

Chessnut says, "Wow. So a couple more adventurers just landed in our laps! Nice! Let's go kick some bandit butt then."
Grabthar
 Player, 27 posts
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 05:04
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Grabthar offers a handshake.  "Grabthar.  These are my recent acquaintances Joe and Chestnut."
Joe
 player, 422 posts
Sun 11 Sep 2016
at 05:06
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  "Glad to hear you won't be trying to deal with it nearly alone when you don't have to."