Balar's Hoard.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Darius Kopaki
 player, 149 posts
 Guild Necromancer
Sat 8 Jun 2019
at 04:41
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"But do you have time for a little butcher's work, Masugatan?" Darius asked. "By destroying their brains and feet, we'll make them just as useless."
Masugatan
 player, 259 posts
 street thug
Sun 9 Jun 2019
at 10:45
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I guess I can do that.
Narrator
 GM, 6450 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 10 Jun 2019
at 00:54
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In reply to Masugatan (msg # 49):

As the bodies are dragged to the clearing for dismemberment and eventual  burial, what is being done with the loot?




Selling it nets cash. Returning it nets less cash, but probably earns points with the merchant's  guild in other ways.
Melchizidek
 player, 748 posts
Mon 10 Jun 2019
at 07:52
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In reply to Narrator (msg # 50):

Melchizedek is in favour of returning it.

He is not in favour of cutting up the dead, and would prefer the more time-consuming way of burning them so as not to create a potential problem with diseases or upset spirits...

This message was last edited by the player at 07:54, Mon 10 June 2019.

Reanna Draegan
 player, 370 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Mon 10 Jun 2019
at 07:53
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In reply to Melchizidek (msg # 51):

Reanna would prefer the cash, though she might like to return some as a token gesture to satisfy her higher ups.

She has no preference with the bodies, but is not going to cut them up herself...

This message was last edited by the player at 07:55, Mon 10 June 2019.

Narrator
 GM, 6452 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 10 Jun 2019
at 20:03
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In reply to Reanna Draegan (msg # 52):

Without a spell such as final rest there is no guarantee that a necromancer might have his way with the dead (or any restless spirits) but a head injury prohibits use for the skull spirit spell, and animated dead without feet would be forced to crawl.

Burning requires fuel, which amounts to quite a bit of forrest, and about 3-4 hours burn time per body.
 You already have two largish pits, and the rest could be dumped in the vault.
Masugatan
 player, 260 posts
 street thug
Sun 16 Jun 2019
at 01:02
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Masugatan also prefers cash, but hes cool either way.
Melchizidek
 player, 749 posts
Mon 17 Jun 2019
at 05:16
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In reply to Narrator (msg # 53):

Melchizadek wold be happy to spend the time to burn the bodies properly. Final rest for this many souls would take him a month!
Narrator
 GM, 6480 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 17 Jun 2019
at 19:28
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In reply to Melchizidek (msg # 55):

And take about six hours of chopping trees to get enough wood to fuel pyres.
There are handy pits tjat can recieve the bodies, and the feet and hands could be bound.

Helios is a god of the sun and healing, and his worshipers generally employ tombs for burial.
Reanna Draegan
 player, 371 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Mon 17 Jun 2019
at 20:29
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In reply to Narrator (msg # 56):

"Lets just let Masugatan crack their skulls and cut off their feet and bury them. He likes chopping things..."
Masugatan
 player, 261 posts
 street thug
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 03:17
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With no further ado, Masugatan commences cracking and chopping.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:17, Wed 19 June 2019.

Dne Utrotare
 player, 153 posts
 Anyone
 down there?
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 03:18
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Dne climbs up until he has a clear view of their surroundings.  He eyes the terrain carefully for threats.
Darius Kopaki
 player, 150 posts
 Guild Necromancer
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 07:56
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"Thank you, Masugatan," Darius said as he watched him crack the bodies.

OOC: How much cash would, roughly, be the loot worth if sold?
Narrator
 GM, 6488 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 20:27
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In reply to Darius Kopaki (msg # 60):
Without opening the chests, hard to determine. Make some merchant or connoiseiur rolls to evaluate. It certainly triggered your spell though.
Reanna Draegan
 player, 372 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 06:22
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In reply to Narrator (msg # 61):

Reanna, for her part, gathers everything of value. Checking the chests for traps first, taking all the time she needed to be sure, she prepared to open them. Then she picked any that were locked, and opened them...
Dne Utrotare
 player, 154 posts
 Anyone
 down there?
Tue 25 Jun 2019
at 06:38
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Do I see anything up here?
Narrator
 GM, 6493 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 25 Jun 2019
at 19:50
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In reply to Reanna Draegan (msg # 62):

There is much more than you personally can carry. There are 8 bolts of brocade silk, twelve dark, squat, glass bottles in a padded box, a metal chest with five locks, a brass reinforced wooden chest  (about a foot by a foot by 8" deep with a handle on top) that opens from the side, also locked, and two five gallon barrels.

The chest with all of the locks seems to have some kind of interconnection between the locks, as if each one affects another.  There seems to be no other trap on the smaller chest

Anyone care to use Connoisseur or merchant to appraise?
Reanna Draegan
 player, 373 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Tue 25 Jun 2019
at 20:21
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In reply to Narrator (msg # 64):

Reanna looks over the goods with the eyes of a merchant to evaluate them...

Are both chests now open?
Narrator
 GM, 6500 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 26 Jun 2019
at 12:48
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In reply to Reanna Draegan (msg # 65):

No, you only searched for traps. The multi-lock chest is probably worth $450, the other one needs more examination, although at least $100.  The other items need appraisal as well. and that would best be done out of the pit, in good lighting.
Reanna Draegan
 player, 374 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Wed 26 Jun 2019
at 21:08
Re: Balar's Hoard
Reanna Draegan:
In reply to Narrator (msg # 61):

Reanna, for her part, gathers everything of value. Checking the chests for traps first, taking all the time she needed to be sure, she prepared to open them. Then she picked any that were locked, and opened them...



So this was not successful?

"Ok, lets get ropes on these and haul them out, where we can get a good look at them."
Narrator
 GM, 6507 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 27 Jun 2019
at 00:01
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Reanna Draegan (msg # 67):

Which rolls are applied where? there are five separate locks that need to be checked for traps on the metal chest, and one on the wooden one. If you are going to start picking locks down in a hole when there is daylight above, you will be working with a penalty for reduced light.
Additionally, I am going to need specifics as to what order you are picking the locks -
Left, right, front, back, top.
Reanna Draegan
 player, 375 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Thu 27 Jun 2019
at 07:38
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Narrator (msg # 68):

If she can't see clearly, she would remove them from the hole first. Once it is out, then, she will work busily on them.

"Someone should head over and get the mules here too."
Narrator
 GM, 6516 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 27 Jun 2019
at 15:19
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Reanna Draegan (msg # 69)
The small wooden chest is free of traps, and once the front cover is open, you can see that there are 16 small drawers arranged in a 4x4 pattern.

Examining the locks on the metal box (which rattles) reveals that the locks are are all linked together in a specific sequence. As you try opening them, you hear a number of clicks, but the box doesn't open.


This one won't be solved by rolls alone.
Darius Kopaki
 player, 153 posts
 Guild Necromancer
Thu 27 Jun 2019
at 15:44
Re: Balar's Hoard
Darius, leaned over Reanna's shoulder, stood straight when it became clear the metal box would not budge. "Balar will know the combination, that's for sure," he rasped. "But I'm loath to turn him lose."
Aegis
 player, 223 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Thu 27 Jun 2019
at 19:38
Re: Balar's Hoard
Aegis has gotten bored with the situation.  While the rest of them are talking about the cache of loot, and trying to figure out how to get into the box.  He needs the money, but getting access to it isn't his job.  He's there to kill the bad guys, so he mostly stands around and mumbles to himself, while taking a large swig with his left.  With his right hand, he flips his knife up in the air, and catches it again by the hilt.

When there's mention of Balar, Aegis perks up.  "I don' mind cuttin' de lock combos outta him.  Give me sumtin te do."

In a pointed response, he'll catch his knife in an ice pick grip.  He's oblivious to the pun, however, and keeps a completely straight face.