Balar's Hoard.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Reanna Draegan
 player, 376 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Fri 28 Jun 2019
at 07:33
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Narrator (msg # 70):

"Lets just think about it first. Besides, it will take them some time to get here. We should get all the party back together now, in case there are still some troublemakers out there."

Reanna will check out the unusual drawers in the wooden box to see what is in them, taking note of which draw items are found in...after checking them for traps too!
Aegis
 player, 224 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Fri 28 Jun 2019
at 14:55
Re: Balar's Hoard
"kinda liked da idea of cuttin' on Balar, but fine.  I get da mules."

OOC Still getting oriented to this thread a bit - didn't have time to read the back story as much for Aegis.  He'll handle getting the mules and getting everyone back together while I try to get caught up a bit more.
Narrator
 GM, 6524 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 28 Jun 2019
at 21:16
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Reanna Draegan (msg # 73):

You determine that none of the drawers are trapped or locked. They do, however, each contain two small glass vials full of powder, or in some cases, seeds or dried vegetable matter.


You note that there are about 240 possible combinations of locked/unlocked status for the multilock chest, and you could  methodically try every combination in about ten hours if you succeeded in picking the lock on each attempt.
Reanna Draegan
 player, 377 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Fri 28 Jun 2019
at 22:46
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Narrator (msg # 75):

There has to be another way. Can she listen as she unlocks each to determine which one should be the first in the combination?
Masugatan
 player, 262 posts
 street thug
Sun 30 Jun 2019
at 06:25
Re: Balar's Hoard
“Should somebody go back to town and hire some dudes to carry all this?”
Reanna Draegan
 player, 378 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Sun 30 Jun 2019
at 06:47
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Masugatan (msg # 77):

"Didn't we bring a mule for that?"

Has Aegis brought them back yet?
Narrator
 GM, 6540 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 2 Jul 2019
at 18:55
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Reanna Draegan (msg # 76):

These are not combination locks, these are sequential locks.




I saw this in a museum, it was designed to make the thief try and carry it off or waste a few hours trying to open it. at the moment, you have manipulated several of the locks, which must be each in the right state of being either open or closed to open it.

Aegis should be arriving shortly.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:02, Tue 02 July 2019.

Reanna Draegan
 player, 379 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Wed 3 Jul 2019
at 08:44
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Narrator (msg # 79):

In this case, the chest is probably the best thing to carry it home in, so Reanna is in no hurry to open it.

She will continue trial and error, listening for indications of the sequence, until Aegis returns, with everyone else.
Darius Kopaki
 player, 154 posts
 Guild Necromancer
Wed 3 Jul 2019
at 20:25
Re: Balar's Hoard
Darius will sit down nearby and watch the group and Reanna trying to pick the lock, until Aegis returns with the mule.
Dne Utrotare
 player, 155 posts
 Anyone
 down there?
Thu 4 Jul 2019
at 13:31
Re: Balar's Hoard
Dne climbs up and finds a good sized tree branch to stand close to.  (In an emergency, he could hold on to it.)

From up here, he keeps a sharp eye out for approaching enemies.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:32, Thu 04 July 2019.

Narrator
 GM, 6548 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 4 Jul 2019
at 19:26
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Dne Utrotare (msg # 82):

Aegis arrives with the mule. Within the pit, in addition to the spice cabinet and the curious strongbox, there are 8 bolts of brocade cloth, 2 five gallon kegs, a wooden box with twelve squat dark bottles. Collectively it weighs more than the mule can carry.
The spice chest could completely fill one large backpack, and the mule could carry four to six bolts of cloth or both barrels.


Merchant/connoisseur rolls to evaluate?
Reanna Draegan
 player, 380 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Thu 4 Jul 2019
at 20:02
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Narrator (msg # 83):

Reanna tries to evaluate things...
Masugatan
 player, 263 posts
 street thug
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 15:14
Re: Balar's Hoard
“Next time we gotta bring more mules.  If we don’t need ‘em, we can eat ‘em.”
Aegis
 player, 225 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 15:47
Re: Balar's Hoard
Aegis stands off to the side after returning with the mules.  Figuring out how to organize the load they had to carry, so they could return with it...  That wasn't his problem.

OOC Edited to remove the reference to Balar, I haven't read all the previous threads yet, so I did not realize he was crippled.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:40, Fri 05 July 2019.

Narrator
 GM, 6552 posts
 DM says
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Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 21:07
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Aegis (msg # 86):

Balar has sustained a crippling leg injury and might never walk again
Reanna Draegan
 player, 381 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Sat 6 Jul 2019
at 09:26
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Narrator (msg # 87):

Ok. And the evaluation?
Dne Utrotare
 player, 156 posts
 Anyone
 down there?
Sun 7 Jul 2019
at 06:46
Re: Balar's Hoard
OT: We’ll make Balar better, stronger, faster.
Narrator
 GM, 6557 posts
 DM says
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Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 13:27
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Dne Utrotare (msg # 89):

The brass reinforced chest of drawers is full of valuable spices- the box is worth $200 by itself, the spices something close to $5000;
The small coffers of cinnamon ad cloves are worth about $50 each, the spices are worth about $1500. The spice chests are all monagrammed HA.
The multi lock chest is worth $450 by itself, and seems to be full of coins, probably about two poinds of coins. With the keys and combination, it would be worth even more.

Uncorking the small bottles reveal them to contain Dwarven spirits, worth about $80 each, and the kegs are of Armangac, and worth over $400 each.

The value of the bolts range from $400 to a little over $900.

All of these prices are before reduction for resale (which is 40%)

Some of these items may be immediately recognizeable; the barrells and spice chest are branded, and the metal chest has inintals on the front lock.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:30, Fri 06 Sept 2019.

Aegis
 player, 226 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 16:04
Re: Balar's Hoard
Since Aegis is attending to the mules now, he has put away his knife.  Instead, he's now drinking, and jingling a couple coppers from his pouch.  It seems's he mumbling to himself about ...something... as well.  It's not really recognizable to anyone more than a pace away.
Melchizidek
 player, 750 posts
Tue 9 Jul 2019
at 04:01
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Aegis (msg # 91):

Anything he is drinking comes out of his share of the profits...

Melchizedek asks the young female theif, out of earshot of Balar, if she knows the combination.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:03, Tue 09 July 2019.

Dne Utrotare
 player, 157 posts
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Tue 9 Jul 2019
at 12:02
Re: Balar's Hoard
Dne descends from his perch long enough to ogle the loot.  He chirps excitedly!
Masugatan
 player, 264 posts
 street thug
Thu 11 Jul 2019
at 13:34
Re: Balar's Hoard
“Looks phat,” Masugatan says in regards to the loot.

Man this is taking too long, he thinks.
Darius Kopaki
 player, 155 posts
 Guild Necromancer
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 04:11
Re: Balar's Hoard
Darius nodded. "This has indeed proved a most profitable detour."
Aegis
 player, 227 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 15:02
Re: Balar's Hoard
Aegis comments from where he is standing by the mules.

"By da tim yu figur dis out, I'be a zombe.  Worr abut me comin' back ta getcha.  Beh nise enouv ta remuv me hed in wun peece ta keep meh good looks."
Dne Utrotare
 player, 158 posts
 Anyone
 down there?
Sat 13 Jul 2019
at 16:41
Re: Balar's Hoard
“You really need to lay off the sauce, bro,” Dne mutters.