Balar's Hoard.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Aegis
 player, 228 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 17:30
Re: Balar's Hoard
Aegis pointedly takes another swig and belches loudly in Dne's direction.

OOC Newer to the character.  Not sure where he got the alcohol, but he's certainly be drinking something.  Even if it meant filling his skin from one of the barrels.  :)
Narrator
 GM, 6574 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 22:23
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Aegis (msg # 98):

Your prisoner Balar ( who has a crippling leg injury among his wounds, directed you to the location of a bottle of Armangac, which apparently was filled from one of the barrels. (You note one barrel has been tapped, and has a cork where it was opened)


To get all the loot back, some of it must be carried.

Balar's armor is fairly valuables as well, to say nothing of the collection of cheap swords and crossbows you have accumulated.  If you do not wish to take the crossbows, they can be ruined easily by cutting the strings.

To properly open the chest, the key would be good to have, or at least knowledge of which locks to open and in what order; turning all of the tumblers clockwise in the order she attempted seems not to have been the way
Darius Kopaki
 player, 156 posts
 Guild Necromancer
Wed 17 Jul 2019
at 19:11
Re: Balar's Hoard
"If you can rig a frame for the mule, I can ensure it will be able to carry everything," Darius said. He closed to the mule, which brayed and became more and more agitated. "Oh, and I need someone to hold it, too."
Aegis
 player, 229 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Wed 17 Jul 2019
at 22:08
Re: Balar's Hoard
Aegis will hold out an arm to grab the reins of the mule.  So as not to scare it, he'll belch in the other direction.  That's as polite as he gets.
Narrator
 GM, 6579 posts
 DM says
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Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 12:45
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Darius Kopaki (msg # 100):

The mule is quite skittish around Darius.
Aegis
 player, 230 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 19:44
Re: Balar's Hoard
Aegis furrows his brow and stares at Darius.  "Stup skeerin' the ponee.  I'm gunna speel me drik."  What follows is a line of curses that would make most sailors proud.

And a belch.
Masugatan
 player, 265 posts
 street thug
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 22:32
Re: Balar's Hoard
“And I thought I was a slob.”
Darius Kopaki
 player, 157 posts
 Guild Necromancer
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 14:16
Re: Balar's Hoard
Darius looked up from drawing a circle on the ground. "It's not like I can stop it," he said. "There's quite a bit of necromantic energy still clinging to me, and... ah, nevermind. Point is, animals don't like me, I can't change it, and you can either keep the mule restrained or we can't carry everything." He grinned suddenly. "Or I can enhance your strength, and you carry it."

He stepped into the circle, and soon energy was gathering around him and the skittish mule.
Narrator
 GM, 6585 posts
 DM says
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Sat 20 Jul 2019
at 13:08
Re: Balar's Hoard
The mule shudders and ripples with massive muscles, turning a shade of green as it does so.
Masugatan
 player, 266 posts
 street thug
Sat 20 Jul 2019
at 14:31
Re: Balar's Hoard
“It’s hulking out.  Sweet!”
Dne Utrotare
 player, 159 posts
 Anyone
 down there?
Sat 20 Jul 2019
at 14:35
Re: Balar's Hoard
Knowing how animals react to him (not that he blames them for being intimidated), Dne touches ground and keeps a discreet distance from the green mule.  But he observes the antics with relish.
Darius Kopaki
 player, 158 posts
 Guild Necromancer
Sat 20 Jul 2019
at 19:43
Re: Balar's Hoard
Darius broke the circle and quickly stepped away from the mule. With greater distance, it became calmer. "That's an interesting side effect," he said and jotted down a note in a small notebook.
Melchizidek
 player, 751 posts
Mon 22 Jul 2019
at 10:52
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Darius Kopaki (msg # 109):

Melchizadek tries to calm the mule as he holds the reins.
Aegis
 player, 231 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Mon 22 Jul 2019
at 15:58
Re: Balar's Hoard
As Melchizidek is now by the mule to calm it, Aegis steps away to focus more fully on his drinking.
Narrator
 GM, 6589 posts
 DM says
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Mon 22 Jul 2019
at 20:46
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Melchizidek (msg # 110):

Melchizidek murmurs something to the mule about the sun getting real low, big fella, and calms it down.
Masugatan
 player, 267 posts
 street thug
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 21:43
Re: Balar's Hoard
Masugatan follows Aegis, wondering if he can get drunk just by standing near him.
Aegis
 player, 232 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Wed 24 Jul 2019
at 15:13
Re: Balar's Hoard
Absently Aegis offers his flask to Masugatan to see if he wants some.  Companionship was always better when drinking.

With his other hand, he'll get out his knife and flip it end over end to see if he can get it to stab a twig on the ground.  It was a good game for passing the time while the rest of the group talked themselves to death.

OOC Love the reference.  lol!
Masugatan
 player, 268 posts
 street thug
Wed 24 Jul 2019
at 16:41
Re: Balar's Hoard
He turns down the offer of booze.  It looks as though Aegis will need it all.
Balar the Red
 NPC, 16 posts
 bandit leader
Wed 24 Jul 2019
at 19:42
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Masugatan (msg # 115):

As you return to the camp, Balar spots the laden mule and starts cursing.
Dne Utrotare
 player, 160 posts
 Anyone
 down there?
Thu 25 Jul 2019
at 16:05
Re: Balar's Hoard
“Watch your language, you insolent peasant!”
Reanna Draegan
 player, 382 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Sat 27 Jul 2019
at 06:19
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Dne Utrotare (msg # 117):

"Upset a little we found your stash? Well, you did try to ambush a priest, so I can't say I feel any pity for you. Now to get this stuff back to town...just the two prisoners then?"
Masugatan
 player, 269 posts
 street thug
Mon 29 Jul 2019
at 17:26
Re: Balar's Hoard
“We got no pity for you, punk!”
Balar the Red
 NPC, 17 posts
 bandit leader
Mon 29 Jul 2019
at 20:19
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Masugatan (msg # 119):

Without his primary bargaining chip, he has few options.
"Do you want to know who will pay the most for that, or do you just want the Merchant's guild to confiscate the lot?"
Aegis
 player, 233 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Mon 29 Jul 2019
at 21:07
Re: Balar's Hoard
Aegis snickers rather audibly.  Then he'll walk over behind Balar and casually toss his knife in the air behind the prisoner.

In his other hand, he's still holding a drink, from which he periodically takes a swig from.

"Yull tellus"
Reanna Draegan
 player, 383 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 06:31
Re: Balar's Hoard
In reply to Aegis (msg # 121):

"Your bargaining chips are getting less and less. But since you clearly do not plan on giving information away freely, what would you want in exchange for answering a few of our questions?"