The road to Veroigne.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 820 posts
 Earth Cleric
 He Rocks!
Mon 24 Dec 2018
at 21:39
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In reply to Oren (msg # 35):

"Stirges. Great. So the roads are ok for wagons then?"
Oren
 player, 909 posts
Tue 25 Dec 2018
at 16:45
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my family travelled by ox cart. That fit just fine on the roads, provided they were maintained. It has been a long time since I was down that way, though."
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 821 posts
 Earth Cleric
 He Rocks!
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 00:55
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In reply to Oren (msg # 37):

"So they may not be passable..."
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 822 posts
 Earth Cleric
 He Rocks!
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 02:50
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In reply to Kirpich Rockson (msg # 38):

"A wagon sounds like the go, but I do need to confirm I have someone with the Teamster skill, not just animal handling.

On second thoughts, I already have a saddle horse. That should be enough...the saddle horse will not be troubled so much by an impassable road if something has changed.
"

This message was last edited by the player at 03:48, Thu 27 Dec 2018.

Narrator
 GM, 5751 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 20:48
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In reply to Kirpich Rockson (msg # 39):

If you are careful about how the horse and handcart (if getting one) are loaded, you can get moving before noon.

Present are: Marlena, Snorri, Kirpich and chunky, Syvanus, Aethul and Balir, and Dionysus.
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 823 posts
 Earth Cleric
 He Rocks!
Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 01:34
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In reply to Narrator (msg # 40):

Horse is loaded as per character sheet. Kirpich is ready to go when that is done...
Syvanus
 player, 859 posts
 Wood Elf
 Archer
Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 02:40
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Syvanus sees to getting the hand cart and a mule that has done wagon hauling before. He put's his heavy stuff on the cart and acquires sufficient rations to last him 3 weeks.  He then meets the group back at the Guild and sees to their gear being loaded carefully as well.
Aethul
 player, 12 posts
 Shevnian Ranger
Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 02:43
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Aethul takes charge of the mule and cart... he rubs the animal down and quickly establishes a rapport with it.
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 824 posts
 Earth Cleric
 He Rocks!
Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 05:23
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In reply to Kirpich Rockson (msg # 41):

"Just so that you know, I have group basics, a Legionnaires tent for 12, 60 rations and a cask of water. In addition, with Groms blessing, I can keep refilling the 6 gal water cask and can create food. Please pack accordingly, and when you are done, we can be off."
Aethul
 player, 13 posts
 Shevnian Ranger
Fri 28 Dec 2018
at 18:53
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The tent will be welcome should it rain, otherwise it may be simpler to just sleep under the stars and certainly less conspicuous.
Narrator
 GM, 5756 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 29 Dec 2018
at 16:03
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In reply to Aethul (msg # 45):

With the mule, cart, horse and gear you head out through the south west gate that exits from the temple district. Kirpich notes that a number of small stalls have opeed near the gate where vendors, some of them Sahudese or other westerners are selling small brass idols and brightly colored parchment wall hangings and insence,along with the more typical dove and prayer bead sellers.  An acolyte of Grom sells devotional images minimally carved from twisted roots and roughly shapped terra cotta.
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 825 posts
 Earth Cleric
 He Rocks!
Sat 29 Dec 2018
at 21:08
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In reply to Narrator (msg # 46):

Kirpich will speak to the Acolyte to encourage him.
Huvald
 NPC, 1 post
 Acolyte of Grome
Sun 30 Dec 2018
at 20:29
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In reply to Kirpich Rockson (msg # 47):

The acolyte, a dwarf, appreciates the encouragement.

Snorri, a good hand with the last mule, leads the new one. His newer, heavier armor looks good on him.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:44, Sun 30 Dec 2018.

Dionysus Dispatha
 Faun swashbuckler, 8 posts
 Lover and a fighter...
 with two swords.
Tue 1 Jan 2019
at 20:10
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Dionysus loads his backpack onto the cart keeping his swords, potion belt, and bandoleer; all  worn over his armor.

"A fine day to be on the road indeed" comments Dionysus as he prances along the road.
Aethul
 player, 14 posts
 Shevnian Ranger
Tue 1 Jan 2019
at 21:37
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Aye, seems a good day
Balir Ironhide
 player, 25 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Wed 2 Jan 2019
at 20:32
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Balir walks along quietly beside the hand cart.  Northport was a new town to him, so he wanted to pay attention to the interactions of the people.  It was important for him to learn how the humans did things.  He didn't understand it well after spending much of his time around Dwarves.

As he walked along, Balir surely drew a few looks from the people on the road.  He was tall and wide for a Dwarf, and his heavy mail armor shined in the sun.  While his backpack was neatly stowed on the hand cart, his weapons were not.  On his left arm hung a large oaken shield covered with Dwarven runes.  On the right side of his belt hung a shining axe, which was covered with more runes - Earthwarden, The Dwarven Defender.

As they passed the acolyte of Grom, Balir took a moment to speak to him in Dwarvish.
"Hold your chin up, acolyte.  Grom shines upon thee."


OOC Others will notice that Balir moves quite well for a Dwarf, especially considering the tremendous load he's carrying.  He's not fast, but he can keep up with an average human.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:35, Wed 02 Jan 2019.

Huvald
 NPC, 2 posts
 Acolyte of Grome
Wed 2 Jan 2019
at 22:41
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In reply to Balir Ironhide (msg # 51):

"And on Thee. Fare thee well, and watch for the slyness of the elves" replies the Acolyte in Dwarven. He looks appreciatively at the small elemental accompanying  Kirpich.


Aethul senses clear skies ahead, at least for a few days.

Once out the gate, you can see the fields of grain separated into patchwork by hedgerows and low stone walls. The road itself is an old iter, with six sided paving stones. This close to the city the brush is cleared for a few yards to either side, and no weeds grow between the stones.  The road continues out of sight in a distant stand of trees to the far south,  and to the southwest you can see more fields, and the begining of a large forrest.
To the west are rolling hills, much of which have been made into a vineyard. To the northwest, the hills rise into a mountain range that is visible on the western horizon as well.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 28 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Wed 2 Jan 2019
at 23:44
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As the group hikes along, Balir finds he needs some conversation to pass the time.  By itself, walking was boring.  He was excited for the job, and interested in learning about the people traveling with him.  At first he takes an interest in Dionysus, since he isn't too experienced with Fauns.  If he'll tolerate some questions, Balir will try to get to know him some.

"So, vere are you from?  I don't know anything about ze Fauns."
"How did you come to live among ze humans?"
"Do they treat you equally, or do you experience a subtle inequality?"
"How have your interactions been with ze local elf population?"
"How about ze dwarves?"


If things don't go well, he'll move on to ask Kirpich a bunch of similar questions, and so on.

OOC Not sure he'll talk too much to Sylvanus besides the required pleasantries.  Elves are not to be trusted, too much unfortunate history.  :)

This message was last edited by the player at 20:03, Thu 03 Jan 2019.

Narrator
 GM, 5772 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 3 Jan 2019
at 18:40
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In reply to Balir Ironhide (msg # 53):

The road carries on for quite a bit....
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 828 posts
 Earth Cleric
 He Rocks!
Thu 3 Jan 2019
at 21:50
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In reply to Narrator (msg # 54):

Kirpich is friendly enough. When it comes time for him to answer questions, as it surely will, he describes how he was born to a simple farmer, but when a drought came, his parents moved to a dwarven monastery of Grom. Well, his mother did, his father was killed by a necromancer's minions defending them on the road.

Raised in the monastery, he became a priest of Grom, and gladly accepted a request to take the message of Grom to the residents of Northport when the opportunity came, as his being human was considered more accepted by the largely human population of the city.

He also describes how Sylvanus and the others who were with him defeated a lich, and destroyed a rod of elemental control on the last mission.
Snorri Roslovich
 NPC, 93 posts
 Shevnian Veteran
Tue 8 Jan 2019
at 00:56
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In reply to Kirpich Rockson (msg # 55):

: That were a hard fight.  The damned thing had barrow wights that we could not harm, an there were these worm things that stank of death..."
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 829 posts
 Earth Cleric
 He Rocks!
Tue 8 Jan 2019
at 02:02
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In reply to Snorri Roslovich (msg # 56):

"Well, they could be harmed, but only by magic weapons. The killed an elemental...they deserved their destruction well."
Dionysus Dispatha
 Faun swashbuckler, 9 posts
 Lover and a fighter...
 with two swords.
Tue 8 Jan 2019
at 04:52
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"Sounds like a valiant battle. Magic weapons? Oh, enchanted blades. I would like to acquire such someday. Not that Vivamus and Colada are not fine blades."

<teasing>"Ah Balir such a talkative fellow you are. Are not dwarves serious folk of few words? So say the humans, though in truth you are the first dwarf I have had converse with."

"Such a different upbringing we have. I come from the Forest, Kirpich from a farm, and you from a stone hall."
Balir Ironhide
 player, 30 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Tue 8 Jan 2019
at 19:31
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Balir nods seriously in response to Dionysus' comments.
"Yes, it iz true.  I know not ze ways of Men.  But it waz time for me to leave, and make my own way.  I have much interest in ze world outside my underground home.  Zat is why I asked.  We are very different, and ze differences are interesting.  Ve are...building bridges, yes?"

This message was last edited by the player at 16:07, Wed 09 Jan 2019.

Snorri Roslovich
 NPC, 94 posts
 Shevnian Veteran
Tue 8 Jan 2019
at 23:53
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In reply to Balir Ironhide (msg # 59):

"And leaving a trail of dead bandits and necromancers behind us as we do."