The Dismal Tower again.   Posted by Ecrivain.Group: 0
Narrator
 GM, 6777 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 8 Sep 2019
at 20:01
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 102):

The tower is halfway between. Temple Hill is the current  Hadereum thread.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1766 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Tue 10 Sep 2019
at 00:28
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Narrator:
Temple Hill is the current  Hadereum thread.

Understood.

Benito Drake
 player, 61 posts
 Respectable shopkeeper
 Can I help you?
Tue 14 Jan 2020
at 23:14
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Narrator (msg # 101):

Once Benito has everything secured, he is happy to employ the labourers for starting work on the rest of the building, assuming costs can be covered by someone. Normal locks are just fine.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1756 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Thu 16 Jan 2020
at 11:11
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Benito Drake (msg # 105):

Christine will talk to Jednessa and see if hr friend is willing to wait while she goes and does some investigations.

She will then approach the mage tower to make some enquiries.
Jednesa
 player, 395 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:12/13
Fri 17 Jan 2020
at 16:55
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Christine Bjorn:
Christine will talk to Jednessa and see if hr friend is willing to wait while she goes and does some investigations.

Jednesa will wait wherever Jednesa needs to wait.  She's pretty happy, it was a good fight at the end, almost challenging, she looks forward to more fights like it.

(Not sure where Jednesa is waiting, if she was allowed into to town this time, or still barred entry following the "noodle shop incident")
Camilla
 player, 86 posts
 Guild Broker
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 02:22
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jednesa (msg # 107):

"Jednesa! Down here! I have sent for a cart of meat pies and ale while you wait for Marie to come back"
Quinzel
 NPC, 8 posts
 Goblin goodwife
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 02:25
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Camilla (msg # 108):

A goblin woman with a pushcart full of pies peers up at the ogress.
"My she is almost as big as 'Elga! Don't think she is as peacable though."
Ecrivain
 NPC, 16 posts
 Scribe of the
 Dismal Tower
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 02:27
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 106):

"Welcome to the Dismal Tower. What kind of sage do you need to...Marie?"
Jednesa
 player, 396 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:12/13
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 04:19
Re: The Dismal Tower again
"Camilla!  Thank you.  Jednesa wait by cart for Christine."

She plunks down next to the cart.

"Do not worry little pie maker.  You speak, Jednesa not eat what speak.  It is rule."
Quinzel
 NPC, 9 posts
 Goblin goodwife
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 04:46
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jednesa (msg # 111):

"I am glad I spoke up then. You do know your naked but for that strap...?"
Jednesa
 player, 397 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:12/13
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 05:14
Re: The Dismal Tower again
"Hmmm?"

She looks at herself.  Then around.  Then at herself again.  Seems to ponder the mystery a moment before nodding, pulling the tablecloth out of her pouch, and slipping it on like a poncho.

"Thank you.  Jednesa always forget, city not like home."
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1758 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 07:13
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Ecrivain (msg # 110):

"Hmmm. Perhaps I have come to the wrong place. I was looking to learn about divination, the art of knowing what is not immediately obvious, but you are clearly struggling with the very basics of recognizing what is obvious..."
Ecrivain
 NPC, 17 posts
 Scribe of the
 Dismal Tower
Mon 20 Jan 2020
at 17:00
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 114):

"I need to know which sage to direct your inquiry to, as they are specialized in different categories. I am required to ask a specific order of questions in order. Do you have native or divine oracular ability? Are you magically gifted, and if so, from whence derives your power? The gods, nature, spirits, fae, demons, elementals, or thaumatological energies?
To what degree are you gifted, if you are? If you are, depending on your answers, the sage may ask a series of further questions about specific knowledges and aptitudes that you have. The sage you will be seeing is Davera, and she has some requisites. Payment for a single question is $25, and for a days worth of research it is $100, to be placed in a bowl on a table at the entrance to the interview room so that it can be cleaned.
You will need to wash your hands in the basin at the door before entering."

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1759 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Tue 21 Jan 2020
at 00:31
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Ecrivain (msg # 115):

Christine is unimpressed, but answers his questions.

"No Orocular ability that I know of.

Moderately magically gifted with thaumatological energies, with an elemental bent. Working to improve that too.

How much does she charge to teach me the basics of divination, bearing in mind I still need to learn basic historical spells first?
"
Ecrivain
 NPC, 18 posts
 Scribe of the
 Dismal Tower
Tue 21 Jan 2020
at 22:40
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 116):

"Oh Davera doesn't  teach magic, although she knows a fair amount. She answers questions about magical theory, and the history of magical objects and writings, along with other topics. And everyone who knew divination in the city was assassinated by a cult about a fortnight ago. To my knowledge  there might be as many as two individuals with the capacity,  and I don't think they teach it either. One is a recent arrival, the other came about it by strange means."
Ecrivain
 NPC, 19 posts
 Scribe of the
 Dismal Tower
Wed 22 Jan 2020
at 19:47
Re: The Dismal Tower again
"She would be your best bet for finding out how, though."
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1760 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Thu 23 Jan 2020
at 04:41
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Ecrivain (msg # 118):

"So I heard about the diviners. So she charges to answer what she can do, or just for guidance? At this point I am seeking a teacher not divination."
Ecrivain
 NPC, 20 posts
 Scribe of the
 Dismal Tower
Thu 23 Jan 2020
at 14:48
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 119):

"She would have knowledge about who or where you  might learn such an ability."
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1761 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Thu 23 Jan 2020
at 20:17
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Ecrivain (msg # 120):

"Then let us talk about it then."
Davera
 NPC, 6 posts
 Half elven sage
Fri 24 Jan 2020
at 00:15
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 121):

Your are led to a smakk room, containing a table with a basin at one end. At the other end of the chamber is a window with a carved wooden screen, and a metal bowl on a low table. You can make out a figure on the other side of the screen,  illuminated by magelight.

"Wash your hands in the basin, and place $25 in the bowl, $100 is going to take all day."
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1763 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Fri 24 Jan 2020
at 00:36
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Davera (msg # 122):

Christine does not move, either to the bowl or to the speaker.

"I am not looking for a divination. At least, not yet. I am looking for someone to teach me about divining."
Davera
 NPC, 7 posts
 Half elven sage
Fri 24 Jan 2020
at 01:48
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 123):

"That is good, because  if I could divine, I would be dead.  I might know where you might kearn, if you do as I ask and answer a few questions. "
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1764 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Fri 24 Jan 2020
at 02:02
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Davera (msg # 124):

Christine washes her hands.

"What would you ask of me?"
Davera
 NPC, 8 posts
 Half elven sage
Fri 24 Jan 2020
at 13:40
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 125):
She asks a series of questions, which detetmine your prerequisites for divination. You could learn several, but your best bet would be pyromancy. There is a shrine she knows of where you could learn this from gazing into the eternal flame  thag is kept there.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1765 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Fri 24 Jan 2020
at 18:21
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Davera (msg # 126):

Christine places $25 in the bowl.

"Where is this shrine? Are you sure I require no teacher?"