Hill of the Silent Guardians.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Neva Alexovna Morozova
 player, 216 posts
 Ex-Other Rogue
 A89982
Mon 13 May 2013
at 14:10
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Neva watched them take from the dead and automatically mumbled a prayer of forgiveness.   She wasn't totally superstitious but she also didn't believe it would hurt to say one.  It was one thing to interrupt the dead to take pictures and record for history sake but it was another thing to rob from them.
GM
 GM, 376 posts
 Game
 Master
Mon 13 May 2013
at 20:51
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
The necklace came away easily as Linus released the catch and pulled the chain out from under the neck.

There were quite a lot of valuables, probably several kilos worth of jewellery, adorned artefacts and other precious gems and diamonds. They were taking a very small portion of it. Nothing other than the weapons seemed to have writing on it, all seemed the product of fairly primitive (if skilled) artisans.
Lorain Messandi
 NPC, 58 posts
 Scientist
 69ABA8
Mon 13 May 2013
at 20:54
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Studying the wealth scattered around and on the bier with a critical eye, Lorain fashioned a crude satchel from one of the shrouds and began placing items inside.

"Well, this all looks pretty valuable, and who knows if it'll remain intact now we've breached the sanctum? I never thought I'd be grabbing the loot and running for my life, I guess I'm my father's daughter after all."
Thomas Walker
 player, 139 posts
 Hunter
 896786
Tue 14 May 2013
at 00:07
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
In reply to Lorain Messandi (msg # 65):

"Grab one of the rifles.  If it's any good, it might be useful."
Neva Alexovna Morozova
 player, 217 posts
 Ex-Other Rogue
 A89982
Tue 14 May 2013
at 00:22
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
In reply to Thomas Walker (msg # 66):

Neva went over to the rifles, not trusting an archaeologist to determine if a rifle was good or not, and looked them over.  If she found two of them that were good, she'd take one for her and one for Thomas as well as looking for ammo for them.

At least that made more sense than taking a gold bauble.
Ken Jenkins
 player, 350 posts
 Ex-Marine Captain
 67C889
Tue 14 May 2013
at 04:54
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Seeing Lorain start gathering loot Ken laughed.  "Well, I guess it's ok.  I'm dead broke so why not."  He grabbed the laser rifle and filled his pockets with gems.
GM
 GM, 377 posts
 Game
 Master
Tue 14 May 2013
at 09:35
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Lying at the head of the bier were two laser carbines of unfamiliar (certainly non-Imperial era) design. They each had a power pack. Unfortunately, they were both thousands of years old. It would be interesting if they could be charged again but for now, they were antiques that might be as useful as the gems and jewellery... if sold to a museum.

The power cables and harness straps for the power packs (which rode at the small of the back) were so old and brittle they easily cracked and came apart in their hands as Ken and Neva picked them up.

As for the valuables, there was literally around 10 kilos of the stuff lying around.

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:22, Tue 14 May 2013.

Lorain Messandi
 NPC, 59 posts
 Scientist
 69ABA8
Tue 14 May 2013
at 09:40
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Ken Jenkins:
Seeing Lorain start gathering loot Ken laughed.  "Well, I guess it's ok.  I'm dead broke so why not."  He grabbed the laser rifle and filled his pockets with gems.


"And they're just dead! Terrible joke, I know. This loot, some of it I recognise as Reynirjik in origin, from the indigenous culture of the period before the collapse. The rest, I think it's taken from the worlds the Sky Raiders visited on their way here. We'll need to catalogue it, see if it provides additional clues."

Lorain had about as much as she thought she could carry in her makeshift sack. Ken and the others still had their survival packs; room could be made to carry most if not all the valuables left in the tomb.
Linus Spruance
 player, 211 posts
 Ex-Navy Starman
 9986A7
Tue 14 May 2013
at 10:07
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
"Do you need a hand with that, Lorain?" asked Linus, digging out a bag.
Thomas Walker
 player, 140 posts
 Hunter
 896786
Tue 14 May 2013
at 13:58
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
In reply to Lorain Messandi (msg # 70):

Walker shrugged out of his pack without taking his eyes off the jungle.

"Here's mine.  I have a question.  Do we sell off all of it, and divide it evenly, or do we sell it off a little at a time to pay for group costs, and keep the rest as long as possible?  Personally, I think we should sell off as little as possible, and save the rest to go off-planet with us.  Maybe we'll get a better price for it, or we can sell it to a museum."

Ken Jenkins
 player, 351 posts
 Ex-Marine Captain
 67C889
Wed 15 May 2013
at 01:49
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Ken chuckled a bit at Lorain's comment.  "I'm glad you can laugh Lorain.  We all can use some humor." He looked about.  "Let's load up and take everything we can gang.  Use your packs and shovel it in.  Does anyone have a camera?  We should record what we can while things are pristine and get the hell out."  He will scoop up what he can manage.
Lorain Messandi
 NPC, 60 posts
 Scientist
 69ABA8
Wed 15 May 2013
at 10:09
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Thomas Walker:
In reply to Lorain Messandi (msg # 70):

Walker shrugged out of his pack without taking his eyes off the jungle.

"Here's mine.  I have a question.  Do we sell off all of it, and divide it evenly, or do we sell it off a little at a time to pay for group costs, and keep the rest as long as possible?  Personally, I think we should sell off as little as possible, and save the rest to go off-planet with us.  Maybe we'll get a better price for it, or we can sell it to a museum."


Lorain shook her head in disbelief that she was participating in the looting of a millennium-old archaeological site.

"I think we'd be arrested if we showed our faces back in what passes for civilisation on this planet. The plan is to hijack Kalamanru's ship when it returns, we can divvy up the swag while we're in jump like jolly old space pirates!"
Stanley
 NPC, 12 posts
 Native Guide
 Mirayn
Wed 15 May 2013
at 10:10
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Poking his head in the door, Stanley said to Thomas, "I hear drums. More tribal warriors will be on their way. Let's go now!"
GM
 GM, 378 posts
 Game
 Master
Wed 15 May 2013
at 10:12
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Soon, the tomb was emptied of valuables. As well, the antique laser carbines, useless as they were. Still, not a bad haul, they should get more than a few credits out of the deal!

Indeed, outside it started to rain again. As the night cooled (a little) a mist rolled in off the swamp, blanketing the area.
Thomas Walker
 player, 141 posts
 Hunter
 896786
Wed 15 May 2013
at 12:36
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
In reply to GM (msg # 76):

Walker led with Stanley.

He looked at the rain, and said "This happens here a lot.  It should cover our tracks, some."
Ken Jenkins
 player, 352 posts
 Ex-Marine Captain
 67C889
Wed 15 May 2013
at 14:37
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Ken nodded and hurried through the rest of the looting.  As they headed outside he frowned in the direction of the drums.  "See what you can do to obscure our tracks.  Let's clear the area a bit first, head in a different direction and then clear our tracks while we change course and try to break their trail.  We need to get to the island where the landing site is at."
Thomas Walker
 player, 142 posts
 Hunter
 896786
Wed 15 May 2013
at 15:27
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
In reply to Ken Jenkins (msg # 78):

"Right.  Then Stanley, you take the lead, Ken and I will clean the backtrail.  Pick the wrong direction to begin with, go a klick, and then correct our path back to the hovercraft."

Ken Jenkins
 player, 353 posts
 Ex-Marine Captain
 67C889
Wed 15 May 2013
at 15:28
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Ken glances around one last time to make sure they have everything of importance and that no one is left behind.  He helps Thomas clear the back trail and heads off.
Neva Alexovna Morozova
 player, 218 posts
 Ex-Other Rogue
 A89982
Thu 16 May 2013
at 13:57
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
In reply to Ken Jenkins (msg # 80):

Neva follows a little behind Stanley keeping watch out.  Hopefully they will get to their destination this time.
Stanley
 NPC, 13 posts
 Native Guide
 Mirayn
Fri 17 May 2013
at 10:40
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Thomas Walker:
In reply to Ken Jenkins (msg # 78):

"Right.  Then Stanley, you take the lead, Ken and I will clean the backtrail.  Pick the wrong direction to begin with, go a klick, and then correct our path back to the hovercraft."


Still cradling Liisha's lifeless corpse in his upper arms while carrying his shotgun in the lower ones, Stanley nodded in agreement and understanding.

"This is a good idea. Let us go now."
Linus Spruance
 player, 212 posts
 Ex-Navy Starman
 9986A7
Fri 17 May 2013
at 10:42
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Linus shouldered his share of the burden and tagged along.
Lorain Messandi
 NPC, 61 posts
 Scientist
 69ABA8
Fri 17 May 2013
at 10:43
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Taking a last look around the burial vault, Lorain sighed. "I swear, this are the most articles I've ever recovered from a :site", but I still feel a little dirty.

"Looking at the room and the fittings, I would say it was repurposed. Probably a communications vault for antennas that were on the mountain, the highest ground this side of the lake. Well, no use crying about it now."


She fell in with the others as they made their circuitous way back towards the other group.
Thomas Walker
 player, 143 posts
 Hunter
 896786
Fri 17 May 2013
at 13:50
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
In reply to Lorain Messandi (msg # 84):

"We can always come back with a properly funded expedition.  Or a punative one, if there's enough money in the jewelry."
Linus Spruance
 player, 213 posts
 Ex-Navy Starman
 9986A7
Fri 17 May 2013
at 13:55
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
"Yes, we know where it is now..." added Linus.
Ken Jenkins
 player, 354 posts
 Ex-Marine Captain
 67C889
Fri 17 May 2013
at 20:24
Re: Hill of the Silent Guardians
Ken nodded as well, his eyes on the woods around them.  "Definitely a punitive expedition..."