Near Al Menir.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Gareth
 player, 426 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Sun 26 May 2019
at 21:10
Near Al Menir
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 68):

"Ok, now I am going to call bullshit. You mentioned something about the bushes and the paths that made you very uneasy. You were whispering and pointing at the bushes before there was any fire there. Now you want to pin everything bad that happened on me, because I did something about it, and claim it was for my personal reasons, because the caravan is made uneasy by the fire. But you were being indecisive, and I took action. You are just looking for a scapegoat now! If something had come out, and an ambush disturbed, you would be thanking me for triggering it before their ideal time. Sounds to me you are just too spineless to act on your own convictions in the face of uncertainty. Grow a backbone...our job is to get them to their destination safely, not mollycoddle them to give a false sense of security where in fact there may have been a danger there."

He will storm off to the head of the caravan.

[OOC: Yeah, likewise. See message #52 if you as the player forget the reason he did it!]
Berry
 player, 121 posts
 Mage
Mon 27 May 2019
at 00:22
Near Al Menir
"Let's all just focus on the fact that we are about to get paid!" Berry says "No need to fight amongst ourselves."
Narrator
 GM, 6411 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 29 May 2019
at 18:09
Near Al Menir
In reply to Berry (msg # 70):

You do notice that the majority of the caravan folk are oblivious to the fire, as if they can't quite look in that direction. A few do notice it, and those are the suspicious ones.
Gareth
 player, 427 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Thu 30 May 2019
at 03:05
Near Al Menir
In reply to Narrator (msg # 71):

So if they cannot notice the fire, what are they upset about? Is there something else?

Gareth will try to work it out...what to roll? IQ? Perception?
Narrator
 GM, 6419 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 30 May 2019
at 23:05
Near Al Menir
In reply to Gareth (msg # 72):

With per 14 a crit is 3-4.

You notice which of the caravan staff notice the fire, which of them are then looking at you, and which seem confused or oblivious. The ones who did see the fire, and your actions that prompted it.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 234 posts
Thu 30 May 2019
at 23:22
Near Al Menir
As Haveron looks about, he'll eventually notice that much of the caravan did not observe the path.  "Amelia, would you mind going back to the caravan?  I'd like you to ask Hamid to join us here.  Perhaps he can help us unravel this, I expect he makes this trip regularly, so he ought to have some idea what is going on."
Hasim ab Quadeer
 NPC, 25 posts
 Caravan guard
Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 23:20
Near Al Menir
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 74):

"What seems to be the issue beyond your firebug?"

This message was last updated by the player at 23:20, Fri 07 June.

Haveron Stormwal
 player, 236 posts
Tue 4 Jun 2019
at 00:17
Near Al Menir
Haveron pauses for a moment, then addresses Amelia first.  "Thank you."

He then continues talking with Hamid.  "This area has been enchanted in some way.  We were not supposed to notice it.  There is an active aversion to noticing this path.  Several of us detected the condition.  Gareth over-reacted, but he was disturbed by the path, as I was.

Tell me, what is going on here?  You have not expressed surprise at this being here, so it seems like you may have been aware of it's presence.  Many others cannot seem to look at it.  Please, tell us what you know about this path in good faith. "

Hasim ab Quadeer
 NPC, 26 posts
 Caravan guard
Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 23:25
Near Al Menir
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 76):

"Such things are the product of sorcery, and best avoided by sensible folk. There are tales of an old enchantment that way, the hillfolk make signs of evil against it, and my people do likewise."
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 237 posts
Mon 10 Jun 2019
at 19:35
Near Al Menir
Haveron responds "I believe it should be investigated. Let me take some of my men up to see what has occurred up here.  I am not the type of man who leaves dangerous things like this to chance, especially when it will soon be behind me."
Hasim ab Quadeer
 NPC, 27 posts
 Caravan guard
Mon 10 Jun 2019
at 23:27
Near Al Menir
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 78):

"We have been taking this route for years with nothing untoward happening except for the mountain folk trying to rob us, and that one year when there was an overabundance of snakes. Al Menir is nearly in sight, we have perhaps two days left. You will be cashiered out, and made free to pursue such unsavory locations."
Gareth
 player, 429 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Tue 11 Jun 2019
at 03:02
Near Al Menir
In reply to Hasim ab Quadeer (msg # 79):

"Perhaps we should come back to it, when there are not bystanders who will be scared by it. But I would just like to point out you were wrong...they made the signs to protect themselves against whatever is causing the repulsion, not against me. Just thought it needed saying..."
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 238 posts
Tue 11 Jun 2019
at 14:25
Near Al Menir
"Very good then.  We will come back to this location.  I do not agree with your interpretation Gareth, but I also cannot promise that my interpretation is correct either.  It does not matter now.  We can proceed."
Gareth
 player, 430 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Tue 11 Jun 2019
at 20:21
Near Al Menir
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 81):

"My interpretation? Did you not hear the man? Selective deafness? He just said 'There are tales of an old enchantment that way, the hillfolk make signs of evil against it, and my people do likewise.'"
Narrator
 GM, 6456 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 11 Jun 2019
at 21:43
Near Al Menir
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 81):

The caravan continue  downward. It takes the better part of the day to get down into the foothills, where camp is made.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 239 posts
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 14:54
Near Al Menir
Haveron takes an active hand in setting up camp, and then takes a moment to stop by and speak to Gareth.

"You may have been right, I may have been wrong.  Based on how things played out, I followed my interpretation in the moment.  If I was in error, please accept my apology.  However, I still ask that you try to curb your stronger reactions.  Regardless of who was right, igniting a bush was still reckless."

Haveron will wait for a response, and then continue about his business. Watches need to be set up, and unless anyone has a complaint, he will organize them to match the previous night.
Gareth
 player, 431 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 20:28
Near Al Menir
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 84):

"Apology accepted. Sorry for setting fire...I just wanted to be sure that there was not an ambush there. I have had a very bad experience from a similar ambush one...took me 1000 years to get over it. Sorry for the over reaction."
Narrator
 GM, 6462 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 13 Jun 2019
at 16:03
Near Al Menir
In reply to Gareth (msg # 85):

The night pases without incident. In the morning, the caravan pushes forward on it fia approach to the city.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 240 posts
Thu 13 Jun 2019
at 18:17
Near Al Menir
Haveron takes up position towards the front of the caravan, so he can see ahead of them as they progress.

Amelia seemed a bit rough when she got up.  Haveron thought she might have had a long night playing cards.  Thus, he sent her to find a ride somewhere among the horses and wagons for the morning.
Var
 NPC, 30 posts
 Goblin servant
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 01:54
Near Al Menir
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 87):

"Hey Berry, you wouldn't believe how much I was able to charge for some smoke nagateppo!"
Gareth
 player, 432 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 06:30
Near Al Menir
In reply to Var (msg # 88):

Gareth just moves on quietly.
Narrator
 GM, 6489 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 22:52
Near Al Menir
In reply to Gareth (msg # 89):

You trudge on through the foothills, and it looks like you will be making camp one last time before entering the city.
As you continue, Gorgath notices that a distant shepherdess with her flock is an ogress herding dire sheep...
Berry
 player, 122 posts
 Mage
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 23:50
Near Al Menir
"Probably not Var, I know you. But still a lot. This is why drugs are bad. For the users." she giggles at that.
Gareth
 player, 433 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 06:31
Near Al Menir
In reply to Berry (msg # 91):

Gareth just notices the awesome size of the lamb chops nearby as he makes camp.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 145 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 22:28
Near Al Menir
The Adept notes the awesome size of the shepherdess guarding them... and as much as a good meal of lamb would be, controls himself.  Mayhap Gorgath can buy ussssiss an animal for dinner?