Lyon.   Posted by Dumas.Group: 0
Dumas
 GM, 223 posts
Mon 14 Jan 2013
at 22:30
Lyon
The bustling trade city of Lyon. In the late 15th century, the fairs introduced by Italian merchants made Lyon the economic countinghouse of France. When international banking moved to Genoa, then Amsterdam, Lyon remained the banking centre of France.

The Renaissance ushered in a period of economic prosperity and intellectual brilliance. The establishment, in 1464, of commercial fairs together with the arrival in the city of Italian merchant bankers enabled Lyon to flourish. By the 17th century it was the silk-manufacturing capital of Europe. Printing was introduced as early as 1473, and Lyon soon became one of the most active printing centers in Europe.

The city's population is between 50,000 and 100,000 people.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:08, Mon 14 Jan 2013.

Dumas
 GM, 224 posts
Mon 14 Jan 2013
at 22:44
Re: Lyon
Pendu bring you to what ends up being the home a physician. The doctor is a bit put out until Pendu makes it clear, by showing the man a letter, who his patron is, and then the man comes to the carriage and looks over the two injured men.

He agrees to take them in and also to take care of having the dead's body until you are ready to travel in the morning.

After an exchange of a purse Pendu drives to a near by inn. It is small, but od decent quality and the survivors are a nice meal of andouillette (a sausage of coarsely cut tripe), pistachio sausage, gras double (tripe cooked with onions) with a nice Beaujolais.

You are provided rooms but are forced to double up, with the noble and the musketeer taking one room and the two commoners taking another. The plan appears to be let the horses rest and make good time tomorrow.
Pier DeVilfor
 player, 188 posts
 Duc de Lyonesse
 SL14
Mon 14 Jan 2013
at 23:03
Re: Lyon
Pier alighted from the carriage, pleased at Pendu's knowledge and efficiency. Well done goodfellow well done. Once inside the room he set about preparing for a nights rest. Pausing to fix the Musketeer with a thoughtful eye. Do you think we thould keep watch least thome cutpurse try their luck during the night. If tho could you thetup a thedule and inform the others

This message was last edited by the player at 23:09, Mon 14 Jan 2013.

Gaspard Leseur
 player, 66 posts
 Man about town
 SL2
Wed 16 Jan 2013
at 22:47
Re: Lyon
In reply to Pier DeVilfor (msg # 3):

  The long journey to strange and exotic lands called Italy was now drawing to a close. The Rogue had mixed feelings about returning to the embrace of mother Paris.He enjoyed the exotic places and people, and he really enjoyed the fact they would never find him,and call the Gendarmes.
  As the carriage bumped along the road,he being the lowest of the low,was made to ride atop with the luggage. Gaspared knew his place in the world,and the nobles and Gentlemen rode in comfort while the riff raff made due with what was given them. He was sure it was the fact of his humble birth that made him an exile,and nothing to do with the fact he had enjoyed his favorite fare, the first day out. Gaspared shook his head at the thought of anyone that would object to his Limburger cheese and onion on bread snack.
 When the troupe arrived at the Inn in Lyon,The Rogue awaited for the Carriage to come to a halt before he alighted to the ground and fell into step with M. Le Duke. He was doing his best to toady,but really had no idea how one really did this task, But he did get down on one knee and with a dirty cloth spit into it and began to shine the Dukes Boots.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:49, Wed 16 Jan 2013.

Pier DeVilfor
 player, 191 posts
 Duc de Lyonesse
 SL14
Wed 16 Jan 2013
at 23:18
Re: Lyon
In reply to Gaspard Leseur (msg # 4):


ooc Gaspard we're inside our rooms in the Inn

Slipping from the room Pier motioned for the others to join them. Before he could react Gaspard crouched in front of him and started pawing at his shoe. I thay fellow what are you about... he glances about then realises Leseur was attempting to polish his shoes.

Tisk man do leave off that, we've more important things to concern ourselves with. Stepping away he turns and returns to the room indicating that they should join them. Come along then last in if you please and thut the door.
Jean Michel Gaunoux
 Player, 80 posts
 Fencing Master
 SL6
Thu 17 Jan 2013
at 00:36
Re: Lyon
Gaunoux was surprised to see Gaspard acting as a servant to the Duke, but then realized it was a smart idea. This way they would all seem the retinue of some noble fop. While this might bring some attention, there would be no mystery.

He enjoyed the good food with the others. He had not traveled very widely and this trip while dangerous and been a chance sample some new foods and wine.

As the group went to there rooms the Duke had suggested that he and the musketeer share one room and that he and Gaspard share the other. The Duke had also suggested that since they could not remove the Archduke's "belongings" they take turns keeping a watch on the carriage until morning.

Gaunoux agreed.
Dumas
 GM, 227 posts
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 06:10
Re: Lyon
With the rooms split, it was decided that the Duke and Gaspard would take the first watch and the musketeer and Jean Michel would take the other.

Each of you make a luck roll and an wit roll.
Pier DeVilfor
 player, 194 posts
 Duc de Lyonesse
 SL14
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 22:13
Re: Lyon
In reply to Dumas (msg # 7):

Pier decided it best to ensure the ArchDukes belongings were kept under sufficient care and chose to lead by example.
Gaspard Leseur
 player, 67 posts
 Man about town
 SL2
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 22:58
Lyon
  The Rogue did as he always did when he was out of his natural element. Gaspard slept lite, and kept a dagger always near to hand.
Dumas
 GM, 228 posts
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 02:50
Re: Lyon
While Gaunoux and De Portau slumber in the inn, Gaspard and the Duke take the first shift and watch over the carriage and it's secret cargo.

As the two men pass the time, realizing they have almost nothing in common as they do so, they hear something and turn to see four men, dressed in dark clothing and wearing masks with swords drawn next to a knocked over bucket.

18:41, Today: Thugs rolled 19 using 1d20. stealth.

"Merde!" one of them exclaimed. Three of the four men looked at the man who had obviously kicked it over.

"Surrender or die!" One of the men commanded as the four men raised their swords.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:58, Sat 26 Jan 2013.

Pier DeVilfor
 player, 195 posts
 Duc de Lyonesse
 SL14
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 06:48
Re: Lyon
In reply to Dumas (msg # 10):

Pier who had been leaning against the carriage, straitened drawing sword and one of his pistols. In the process his move put him closer to its carriage door, if he could get his blunderbuss, it may even these odds. Throw down your arms immediately he challenged, aiming his pistol at the blackguard's spokesman
Gaspard Leseur
 player, 68 posts
 Man about town
 SL2
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 19:11
Re: Lyon
    At the appearance of the uninvited guests to what had been rather dull evening, Gaspard almost welcomed the diversion…..almost. The Rogue drew a throwing knife and attempted to imbed the narrow steel blade into the throat of what appeared to be the spokesmen for the interlopers, while offering his own answer to being told to yield. “Retourne les mouches”.

Once the knife left his hand, Gaspard reached to draw his Sword and await the others attack.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:52, Sat 26 Jan 2013.

Dumas
 GM, 231 posts
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 13:56
Re: Lyon
Each of you roll an attack and defense roll
Pier DeVilfor
 player, 198 posts
 Duc de Lyonesse
 SL14
Wed 6 Feb 2013
at 01:10
Re: Lyon
In reply to Dumas (msg # 13):

The obvious lack of compliance prompts Pier to discharge his pistol at the blackguard, whilst raising his sword defensivley

This message was last edited by the player at 01:10, Wed 06 Feb 2013.