The Dismal Tower again.   Posted by Ecrivain.Group: 0
Ecrivain
 NPC, 10 posts
 Scribe of the
 Dismal Tower
Mon 3 Jun 2019
at 19:18
The Dismal Tower again
You arrive at the brooding tower of the sages, Aethebert, Bertrand, Celifoux, Davera, and Emmet, to the indifferent greeting of their scribe, Ecrivain.
"And who do you want to see today? Is this for a single inquiry, or for the day?"

This message was last edited by the player at 19:20, Mon 03 June 2019.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1695 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 02:00
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"Yes, both.  Gotta proposition fer Emmet, new critter might be interest in, an t'en need research some mystical woo-joo for client."
Ecrivain
 NPC, 11 posts
 Scribe of the
 Dismal Tower
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 18:56
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 2):

"What is that? Nevermind, I will get the Sage."
Emmet
 NPC, 1 post
 Gnome sage
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 19:03
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Ecrivain (msg # 3):

A few moments later a  well dressed but slightly roughed up gnome appears. He has a black eye, but a pleased expression. He climbs onto a step stool behind his screen until he is slightly above eye level with you, and looks down his nose at you.

"Jareth Mooncalled, long time no see. How is that thesis coming along, or is your job in the sewers more fulfilling than research.
 I see you have some kind of pet there. Did the ferret not work out?"

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1696 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 00:30
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Jareth get a sour look at the 'thesis' crack, "Still plumpin t'e depths t'e undercity, it's big an ain't going nowhere fast...  Nah, Akimbo just sleepin, t'e lazy no good for nothin, bug-eatin, scrag-," "muffled chitter" "an anyway, what brung me here today be research fer client, an this guy," and he pulls the wicker basket out of the bag.

"This 'ere freshly, ahhh... born?  Created?  Mmmm, infected... err, whatevered as of last night, Yr-go.  Figured you be interested..."
Emmet
 NPC, 2 posts
 Gnome sage
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 02:56
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 5):

The gnome peers downward at the basket with intense curiosity.
"That is an interesting specimen! How fresh did you say it was? And however did you acquire it? They aren't local, you know. Or natural for that matter."
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1698 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 06:07
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"Spawned last night.  Managed capture this one an not destroy it.  T'ere was sorcerer from t'e Dreamlands wanderin t'e sewers.  We got it sorted out, but this little fella an t'e bhole, dang it, ain't warned t'e Sanitation Guild about t'e bhole yet, anyway, this little fella an a bhole got lose."  Jatreth turns to Jocelyn, "Jocelyn, try an remember we got warn t'e sewer workers, it keeps slippin my mind."

He turns back to Emmet, "So, anyway, figured you about t'e only person that got's t'e ken on this beast an got's t'e use for it, figure we could set up a trade."
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 411 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 17:51
The Dismal Tower again
Jocelyn nods at Jareth  Can do
Emmet
 NPC, 3 posts
 Gnome sage
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 21:55
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 7):

The gnome, while interested seems a little indifferent to the idea of trading.
" ABhole you say? ridiculous. Nothing grows to those dimensions,. Next you will be telling me that there is truth to tales of kraken sinking ships. Rubbish. And how know you that this so called sorcerer hailed from the dreamlands? ids that all they told you? open that basket, I wish to see this creature closer."
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 412 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 22:37
The Dismal Tower again
If you buy it, you can open it as soon as I am gone.
Otherwise it stays in the basket ... it seems to eat eyes.

Emmet
 NPC, 4 posts
 Gnome sage
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 22:41
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jocelyn Lemru (msg # 10):

"It eats them? I had heard them described as eye stealers, but do they eat them?"
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 413 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 22:43
The Dismal Tower again
So it seems
Yr-go
 NPC, 6 posts
 Flying thing
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 22:45
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jocelyn Lemru (msg # 12):

The creature buzzes and rattles in the basket
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 414 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 22:51
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Yr-go (msg # 13):

Jocelyn stands back and readies her staff.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1699 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Sat 15 Jun 2019
at 01:57
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"Firstly, this creature is damn quick, an it flies.  Secondly, t'ey don't eat eyes... they infect 'em t'en t'e eye turn into anot'er Yr-go.  How we know this one was, eh, birthed last night."

He keeps his hand firmly on the basket, keepin it shut.

"An ain't gonna be no jus' openin t'e basket up.  It get's out an could have blasted infestation t'ese things!  But ya gots big enough decantin bottle of clearish glass an good stopper, we can move it into t'ere so ya can set yer eyes on it."
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 887 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Sun 16 Jun 2019
at 10:59
The Dismal Tower again
OOC: Are Benito, Anita, and I (and whoever else was working on moving Benito's stuff and shopping for Ymid's materials) supposed to post in this thread as well?
Narrator
 GM, 6479 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 17 Jun 2019
at 18:45
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Mario Crowfoot (msg # 16):

Ooc that can continue in the main thread
Emmet
 NPC, 5 posts
 Gnome sage
Mon 17 Jun 2019
at 18:48
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 15):

"Ecrivain! Fetch me a  large beaker and a stopper at once! I need to see this curiosity of Jareth's."

This message was last edited by the player at 18:50, Mon 17 June 2019.

Ecrivain
 NPC, 12 posts
 Scribe of the
 Dismal Tower
Mon 17 Jun 2019
at 18:50
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Emmet (msg # 18):

A few moments later, and mumbling under his breath, the scribe returns with a galon sized vessel with a stopper.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1700 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Tue 18 Jun 2019
at 22:05
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Jareth looks around to make sure the doors and windows are tightly shut and there is nowhere for it to fly off to and escape.  Presuming the room is relatively closed up...

"Jocelyn get ready, I open, you grab, t'en into t'e jar.  Ecrivain, ready with t'e stopper.  On t'ree... Un, Deux, Trois!"
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 415 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Tue 18 Jun 2019
at 23:30
The Dismal Tower again
Huh? Who me? Nooo, Oh crap 

She grabs for they nasty little beast but misses ...
Yr-go
 NPC, 7 posts
 Flying thing
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 19:54
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jocelyn Lemru (msg # 21):

The cyclopian fungal creature flies from Jocelyn's grasp with a shower of spores, and darts about the small audience chamber.

Ecrivain ducks and covers his eyes.

The thing chitters and buzzes.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:56, Thu 20 June 2019.

Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 416 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 21:17
The Dismal Tower again
Jocelyn glowers at the beast... Then begins murmuring and moving her hands... The Yr-Go struggles but it is inserted rather rudely into the bottle.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1702 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 22:29
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"Gods man!"  Jareth grabs the stopper from Ecrivain and slams it home trapping the creature*!

"Ya'd ken ya never saw dangerous creature before."  He waves his hand dispersing the spores, then dusts some off his sleeve and coat, and off Ecrivain.

"Might want bathe extra well later, keep yer eyes from growin wings an flappin away."





OOC:  * I hope so anyway.  If you need any rolls let me know.
Ecrivain
 NPC, 13 posts
 Scribe of the
 Dismal Tower
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 01:41
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 24):

"The last time this happened, someone was trying to pass off a devilkin as an immature gargoyle. I had to climb the damn cathedral to ask Goyle, and then we had to get an exorcist. This better not be another demon!"
Emmet
 NPC, 6 posts
 Gnome sage
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 01:46
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Ecrivain (msg # 25):

"I think I ought pull out that manuscript of Vinceaux's, and perhaps see what happens if I sprinkle holy water on it, and expose it to the null area downstairs. I could be famous if I publish! And unlike Vinceaux, keep my vision!" The gnome rubs his hands in glee.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1703 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 03:01
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"Ain't no demon Ecrivain, exorcism won't do no good it get out an make t'e haploidic asexualization on yer eyeball."  After a pause, "So, Emmet.  Seeing as have piqued interest, let us commence to hagglin..."
Emmet
 NPC, 7 posts
 Gnome sage
Tue 25 Jun 2019
at 20:55
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 27):

"I must say that I am intrigued by the specimen! What exactly would you ask for it?"

He sneaks a sly glance at Jocelyn's decolletage.
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 417 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Wed 26 Jun 2019
at 03:12
The Dismal Tower again
Jocelyn catches his glance and frowns, although her clothing covers her from ankles to her neck, there is definitely a woman beneath it...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1707 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Thu 27 Jun 2019
at 02:08
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"Fer such rare specimen, say thirteen royals.  Yer not gonna find anot'er this side t'e Dreamlands."
Emmet
 NPC, 8 posts
 Gnome sage
Thu 27 Jun 2019
at 14:56
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 30):

The gnome sputters
" Thirteen? Are the voices in your head that loud? Try six, and expect most of it in copper!"
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1709 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Thu 27 Jun 2019
at 23:27
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"Ten, an copper be fine longs it ain't been clipped!"
Emmet
 NPC, 9 posts
 Gnome sage
Fri 28 Jun 2019
at 16:39
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 32):

"I could give you Seven and a half, but if you are willing to  take barter, I could do a little better."
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1710 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 7/10
Sat 29 Jun 2019
at 00:14
The Dismal Tower again
"Hmmm, say nine royals worth copper an trade, with trade at half value."
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1716 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Thu 4 Jul 2019
at 22:17
The Dismal Tower again
OOC:  Hey GM, don't leave me hangin... ;)
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 418 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 00:08
The Dismal Tower again
You want me to twist his tender parts?  It's a variation on apportation I'm practicing...
Emmet
 NPC, 10 posts
 Gnome sage
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 19:41
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Emmet (msg # 33):

" I am a little short on coin, but I do have access to quite a bit of paut if you are interested...and wait what? Do you know Mordenkeinen's lubrication and Bigby's Helpful Hand?""
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 419 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 20:50
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Emmet (msg # 37):

No, just Jocelyns crushing twist at strength 15 ...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1717 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 21:57
The Dismal Tower again
"I leave t'e side dealin to ya two later, but ken ya just increased his interest" he pats Jocelyns arm, then returns to Emmet, "Right t'en, nine royals worth, coin an trade, with trade at half value."

He removes his glove, spits in his hand and extends it to Emmet.
Emmet
 NPC, 11 posts
 Gnome sage
Sat 6 Jul 2019
at 13:18
The Dismal Tower again
"Trade then. You want that in Paut, flight, strength, or thieves oil?"
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1718 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 02:24
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"Coin an trade... unless ya got enough trade.  Huh.  Figured have to brew it ourselves, quantity t'e client needs, buuuuuut could save time tradin if'n ya got enough..."

Jareth scratches his chin in fake thought.

"Let's talk prices..."




OOC:  To speed it up a bit, what's Emmet's prices on Flight potions and Paut, and what quantity does he have/is willing to part with at half price?
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 420 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 02:33
The Dismal Tower again
And is it good paut or the tainted stuff... Jocelyn has two of the old style (good paut) she is hanging on to...
Emmet
 NPC, 12 posts
 Gnome sage
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 20:26
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 41):

"Tainted! What do you mean Tainted?! The new formula tags all of the correspondences while using a new ingredient base, and it is the allegorical qualities of the ingredients that matter in the distillation of the essence. The transmogrification of simples to dynamic essense involves no less than the intercourse of the true natures of named things, under the steady heat of the alembic, until the specific and trancendent nature of of the inherent attributes are made manifest.
The newer articulation of paut stil involves silver shavings, vital fluids from the family line of avians associated with a deiform concerned with Thaumatology, and a form of western Emmet. In this case it is albumen from eggs of the bird in question, instead of blood, and the deiform is local, not from below the soutnern sea. The grain is distilled into spirit in this case, rather than simply ground. The other ingredients, while proprietary, are otherwise thematically equivalent.
 Tainted in deed!"



Paut normally goes for $120, flying potions normally go for $3000
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1719 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 21:49
The Dismal Tower again
"Emmet, it's blue.  An some have reported t'e weirdness with it. Now probably is psychoma, it is blue, but ya see how word get around?"




OOC:  No way, even at half price we're affording any Flight potions, let alone 2 gallons... considering that 2 gallons is 32 Flying potions.  Even just buying the materials and doing it ourselves is beyond our pay grade ($22,080).

This message was last edited by the player at 21:54, Mon 08 July 2019.

Emmet
 NPC, 13 posts
 Gnome sage
Tue 9 Jul 2019
at 00:03
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 44):

"Now that really hurts. Sure, they are aspected with traits of the rune-giver, but what does color have to do with it? Have you seen what the Imperial wizard's guild is trying to charge for Ibex blood. Look, if you won't take the paut for it, try one or two of my other potions. I need your honest opinion on them. Can't believe you don't want the new blue."




Make an alchemy roll, and maybe a Thaumatology roll,
if you can pull off a pair of theology rolls that would be great.
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 421 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Tue 9 Jul 2019
at 02:18
The Dismal Tower again
Jocelyn moves up next to Jareth.  Several have told of bad effects from blue paut, losing strength or concentration... scary for anyone it a dangerous spot.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1720 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Tue 9 Jul 2019
at 02:56
The Dismal Tower again
OOC:  22:51, Today: Jareth Mooncalled rolled 11, 13, 9, 12 using 3d6, 3d6, 3d6, 3d6.  Alchemy 14, Thaumatology 14, Theology (Any) 10, Theology (Any) 10.

He also has Theology (Elder Things) 12.

Narrator
 GM, 6564 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 9 Jul 2019
at 14:18
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 47):

The traditional receipie for paut uses the
Blood of the scarlet Ibis, as a means of invoking the deity Thoth, who governs magic within his pantheon.
His recipie sounds like it might be using
Eggwhites, from the eggs of ravens, which are associated with Wotan, the runegiver and All-Father.  Side effects might be associated with aspects of Wotan.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1722 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Wed 10 Jul 2019
at 02:17
The Dismal Tower again
"Wait...  you using raven's eggs?  An ya can't see t'e issue?"  Jareth throws his hands up.  "Ya gettin t'e god of knowledge an secrets up in yer magic goddess flow.  An he's a wild trickster at that!"

"Look, how about after we do our research," he indicates him and Jocelyn, "we get with ya, figure out t'e trade, an see what if we can't figure some way temperin Woten's influence on t'e brew.  Maybe through coincidence or contagion...  hmmm... lions blood?  No, Veles also trickster, an dark, mmm, Asaruludu would be stabilizing factor, primacy of order over formlessness.  But t'en ye risk invoking NamShub, in t'e primal, an hipogriff bits harder get than ibis blood.  Huh.  Did you try rooster or tortoise?  T'e Hermes Trismegistus connection?  Sure, sure, Hermes be trickster, but as Trismegistus he's diefically defacto Thoth an that's t'e missing factor yeah?"
Emmet
 NPC, 14 posts
 Gnome sage
Sun 14 Jul 2019
at 20:29
The Dismal Tower again
"I find it to be more of a feature than a bug. Progressive temporary monocularity nonwithstanding, the ability to percieve auras and visualize dwenomers in progress, and occasionally relative levels of manna reserve, is a valuable advantage. The necessity of knowing how to read elder Futhark runes is a mild complication, but any educated person should be proficient in them."
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 422 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Sun 14 Jul 2019
at 20:49
The Dismal Tower again
Obviously a blooming academic in full bloom!  So Emmet, dya' ever think what might happen if you were in a magical task of some danger and you had to use the Paut and got Monocular vision and all that other bunk? ... You'd likely be in a serious bind or worse, lunch. That means that the next day you are just a heap of steamin' poo!
Emmet
 NPC, 15 posts
 Gnome sage
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 15:58
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jocelyn Lemru (msg # 51):

"I might be better off than that if I was easily able to identify enemy spellcasters, shapechangers, and outsiders, and identity who had an active spell or magical equipment! And have you seen what the Imperial Wizard Guild is charging for Ibis blood?"
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 423 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 17:58
The Dismal Tower again
No, I have been busy helping friends and have had no time for Alchemy.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1723 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 19:52
The Dismal Tower again
"Emmet, take this guy for now, we swing by later an settle up t'en, got research need doin.  Maybe 'tween t'en an now, I ken up somthin else help with t'e puat."
Emmet
 NPC, 16 posts
 Gnome sage
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 23:31
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 54):

"It hurts me that you would think so poorly of one of my gratest alchemical achievements. I do have a surplus of flying  potions; my new staff was a little overexuberant when I asked them to get me griffon feathers, and they brought the whole damned griffon. Usually someone just raids the nest, or shoots an arrow at a wing, but nooo, they had to kill the griffon and try to charge me for the lot. Damn Greenbottle and his cronies!
Did you know that all the goblins, and most of the humans born in Northport have some kind of superstition about flying? They say it brings on dragon attacks. According to Aethelbert, there haven't been dragons here since he Federjung, when apparently they were mass teleported to Trellheim... Anyway, this stuff is practically unsellable, and it is bog standard flying potion, with no innovations in formula.. borrring! I will give you half a dozen for that lovely in the basket."

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1727 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Fri 26 Jul 2019
at 01:16
The Dismal Tower again
"Touch, Emmet.  Ya earn t'e respect for innovation.  But innovation that don't sell..." he trails off*.  "Tell ya what though, make it eight flyin potion an this guy is yours.  An even betterer, if'n ya got bunch more flyin potions, know a guy needs to buy 'bout twenty-four more of 'em.  If you got or can whip up that many, I'll set up t'e sale."





OOC * The unspoken implication is "What doesn't sell, needs to be refined or requires better PR campaign".
Emmet
 NPC, 17 posts
 Gnome sage
Fri 26 Jul 2019
at 17:05
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 56):

"Eight will do.. and  I have about a dozen and a half hanging around... Does your friend pay cash, or does he have more extraplanar goodies?"
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1728 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Sat 27 Jul 2019
at 12:57
The Dismal Tower again
"Payin in bullion actually.  But, if do run inna more critters from outside time an space, I'n comin see you first."
Emmet
 NPC, 18 posts
 Gnome sage
Sat 27 Jul 2019
at 14:00
The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 58):

The gnome seems pleased with that, and has Escrivan make the exchange.


Back to living near the street collapse.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1729 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Sun 28 Jul 2019
at 01:15
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Emmet:
Back to living near the street collapse.

Except that we were actually coming here to research Wishing and Wishes.

Selling the spare yr-go was a sidequest.

Emmet
 NPC, 19 posts
 Gnome sage
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 22:17
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 60):
"Then you might want a word with Aethelbert. He wrote a thesis about a failed wish... Don't tell me you have a bottle imp, or a blank contract with the adversary!"

This message was last edited by the player at 22:18, Tue 30 July 2019.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1731 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 23:45
Re: The Dismal Tower again
"Good tip.  Talk with Aethelbert on t'e way back.  Gotta stop t'e Guild for ot'er stuff anyway.  But now, gonna hit t'e stacks, see what can find on wish magics."
Narrator
 GM, 6623 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 2 Aug 2019
at 00:46
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 62):

This will take a roll at -4 to occultism for some pointers, and a defaulted roll of magical law (thaumatology-5 or law-4) to get the goods. a general research roll will reveal a book of folklore on the topic.
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 425 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 2 Aug 2019
at 02:38
Re: The Dismal Tower again
And she has trouble finding things...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1732 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Fri 2 Aug 2019
at 03:14
Re: The Dismal Tower again
OOC:  Ahahaha!  Defaults?  Why the less Jareth knows, the less he has cluttering up his brain getting in the way of facts!

BEHOLD!  Roll that beautiful bean footage:

23:04, Today: Jareth Mooncalled rolled 8, 7, 8 using 3d6,3d6,3d6.  Occultism 11 (15-4) and Thaumatology 9 (14-5) and Research 13.

23:04, Today: Jareth Mooncalled rolled 8,7,8 using 3d6,3d6,3d6 ((3,1,4,4,1,2,3,4,1)).

So, yeah... he probably stumbles on all the books.  By accident.

Narrator
 GM, 6632 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 23:56
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 65):

You find the following items:
    A pamphlet sized book entitled "The Bottle Imp" by RLS
    A manual on demonic contract law called "The Long Spoon"
    A single volume of a multi-volume translation of Valdassyan folktales
       featuring Djinn and Ifrit, called
       "Excerpts from Scherezade" by R. Burton, Esq.
    A  translation of "The Symbarium of Syllogistic Syntax"
       (A primer originally by Euripides Eumenedes
    A fairly new monograph:"Implicit Dangers of Nonspecificity, as Evidenced by the Catastrophy Invoked Upon Trellheim by Federjung"
by Aethelbert.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1734 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 01:34
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Time to do some reading.




OOC:  21:33, Today: Jareth Mooncalled rolled 5 using 3d6.  Speed-Reading 14.
Narrator
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Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 19:57
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 67):

The short pamphlet seems to be about squandered wishes and attempts to stick others with the contract,
The excerpt of the thousand nights and one is actually entertaining, and seems to paint genies as easily fooled idiots, and most people who get wishes of being short sighted, although there seems to be a passage that may actually be quoting a Djinn, in that it is highly specific as to things that wishes can and cannot do.

The Long Spoon has a few loose pages, and some of its suggestions are a little suspect....

The Symborium will need a few hours to get anything out of, and is the sort of work that one could gain skill in Philosophy of Logic by studying... Some of it seems very useful for parsing thaumatological phrases and for the actual construction of an airtight wish.

The Federjungian piece is a dense and overly detailed history of broad scale results of a catastrophic spell failure of a Greater Wish, involving the dispersement of an inordinate amount of energy as reported by several sources. There seems to be a possible conflation of other strange effects, including what appears to be a textbook series of ordinary catastrophic spell failure within the region affected, but the author insists that this is due to waves of flux in local levels of mana as a result of the disaster. This book is new enough that you got some ink on your sleeve.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1737 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 11:19
Re: The Dismal Tower again
"Sorry, Jocelyn, this been waste of a morn.  Didn't learn nothin didn't already know, to whit, 'Be Careful Whatcha Wish For'."

He sighs.

"Cept this one," he indicates the The Symbarium of Syllogistic Syntax, "but that'll take more time really dig into."



OOC:  I'm guessing The Dismal Tower ain't no lending library...  so we'll need to come back to finish that book off?  Or, how much time is left in the day?
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 426 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 18:14
Re: The Dismal Tower again
If we hadna' looked we'd a had nay known.  as My GrandPa used to say.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1739 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 14:15
Re: The Dismal Tower again
OOC:  Just waiting on a response to the questions posed in msg #69.
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Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 19:38
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 71):

Reading the Symborium for four hours will get you a +2 on a suitable roll; the books are not for lending, a page slipped out of the Long Spoon.

This message was last updated by the GM at 19:38, Sun 11 Aug 2019.

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Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 19:43
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Narrator (msg # 72):

Damn keyboard vanished from phone. You got here early, there are about four hours left
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1740 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 22:55
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Since we've got time we should go ahead and read the Symposium, and of course see what the loose page is about.
Narrator
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Thu 15 Aug 2019
at 16:56
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 74):

The loose page is some kind of incantation,
  A fpell for fummoning a familiar fpirit

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:59, Thu 15 Aug 2019.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1742 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 01:40
Re: The Dismal Tower again
"Oh hells no."

Jareth rolls it up to avoid accidentally casting it, then tucks it into his scroll case.  "We should destroy this... maybe t'e Hadereum give reward for it like t'e Book of Evil?  Hmmm.  Unless ya wanted an impish familiar?"

This message was last edited by the player at 23:06, Fri 16 Aug 2019.

Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 427 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 03:26
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Um uh no... prefer a nice attractive hunk who can work slowly... that would be a nice familiar.
Narrator
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Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 17:53
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 76):

So you are leaving the scroll to be found by someone else? There might be a reward for turning it in to the Hadereum...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1743 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 23:06
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Narrator:
So you are leaving the scroll...

It's a scroll?  That changes things dramatically.  Edited post above to reflect this and keep Jocelyn's post from being out of place.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1744 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 23:08
Re: The Dismal Tower again
"Should make sure t'ere nothing else like this in t'e book..."

Jareth will give the Long Spoon a quick once over to make sure it's just full of bad ideas and not actually full of scrolls...
Narrator
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Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 14:12
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 80):

Make a per roll at -1
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 428 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 18:23
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Jocelyn looks over Jareth's shoulder.
Jareth Mooncalled
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 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 23:15
Re: The Dismal Tower again
OOC:  19:14, Today: Jareth Mooncalled rolled 6 using 3d6.  Making Sure the Long Spoon isn't full of Evil scrolls.  Per 14 (Per 15 - 1).
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Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 14:26
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 83):

On the outer corner of each page is a single word, flipping through the pages seems to make them all continuous...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1746 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 16:39
Re: The Dismal Tower again
"NOPE!" Jareth claps the book shut.  "Dammit.  Gotta burn t'e book now."





OOC:  12:35, Today: Jareth Mooncalled rolled 10 using 3d6.  Not giving in to reading the phrase in the Long Spoon.  Self Control Curious 12.

Unless there was a penalty on the Self Control roll.  In which case I'll happily edit to correct.

Narrator
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Fri 23 Aug 2019
at 12:52
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 85):

To get the book out past Escrivan will require a smuggling roll, the modifiers for book size cancelled by the robes and apron you wear. A distraction might help.
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 429 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 23 Aug 2019
at 16:07
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Well I am not willing to streak the place ... any other ideas?
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1753 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Fri 23 Aug 2019
at 17:13
Re: The Dismal Tower again
OOC:  We'd need a suitable distraction (and yes, I'd say a streaking Jocelyn would be waaaaaaaay more than suitable ;) ) Jareth might be able to pull of the Smuggling roll, he's got a 12.  But...

Does Jareth know if any of the Sages feel as strongly about stopping the spread of demons as he does*, or are they all of the "We Ivory Tower Intellectuals are immune to the temptations of demons... let me just read that..." type?


* Not that he actually cares about this... but Cultist busting and demon stopping has sort of become the Juniors remit.  And he does kinda, almost, sort of care about his responsibilities.

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Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 02:22
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 88):

Jareth suspects the latter sentiment of superiority mingled with curiosity to be the general mein of the sages, although there are a few that would walk into fires to save even books they disliked.  A little Sleight of Hand might do for confounding Escrivain, who is not quite that perceptive... a book   (or stack of the same) falling off of a table perhaps pushed by a ferret might serve to distract him from his count of how many books you have. a fat silver coin might do as well.
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Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 16:02
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Narrator (msg # 89):

What shall it be, Juniors are waiting
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 430 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 16:29
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Jocelyn walks in front oh Jareth and stops stops in the front entry in front of Eecrivan and pulls her robes up to her expose her knee and a few inches of thigh, slapping at an imaginary bug or two, before dropping them Damn no see'ums!
Ecrivain
 NPC, 14 posts
 Scribe of the
 Dismal Tower
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 19:47
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jocelyn Lemru (msg # 91):

The scribe does a doubletake and asks
"Have you ever read the poetry of Donne?"
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 431 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 19:51
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Oh some long ago, she says as she straightens things up again. Hold up Jareth, I had to smack a bug.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1758 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Sat 31 Aug 2019
at 02:20
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Jareth slips the book 'out of sight' and whispers to Akimbo, "Need t'e distraction little buddy, no arguin, extra treats when we're back home."

"mutter mutter"

"I dunno, knock over pile of books few stacks away in moment, t'en meet us outside."


He let's the ferret slip away before hauling the stack of books over to Ecrivain.



OOC:  Sigh.
22:15, Today: Jareth Mooncalled rolled 14 using 3d6.  Holdout 12.  Sneaking the Long Spoon out.

Using Holdout because Holdout is for hiding things on yourself, Smuggling is for hiding things on your vehicle.  Also, they are literally both at a 12 for Jareth.

Ecrivain
 NPC, 15 posts
 Scribe of the
 Dismal Tower
Sun 1 Sep 2019
at 20:20
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 94):

As the books fall, the scribe runs past to re-stack them.
"Jareth, did you let that weasel of your loose in here again?"
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1761 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Mon 2 Sep 2019
at 22:59
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Jareth puts his fingers to his temple, "Don't sense him in t'e immediate vicinity..."

Jareth motions to Jocelyn to sneak out while the sneakin is good (and follows).
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 432 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 00:28
Re: The Dismal Tower again
She slips out the door and holds it for Jareth.
Narrator
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Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 19:19
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jocelyn Lemru (msg # 97):

A moment later the ferret squeezes through behind you.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1762 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 23:02
Re: The Dismal Tower again
"We need swing by t'e Guild an check on t'e Drakes, an t'en let t'e Hadereum take care of this," he pats the obvious lump of book under his robes, "an t'en home."




OOC:  I am completely more than happy to just handwave the next bit, make a few rolls, and get back to the others.
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 433 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Wed 4 Sep 2019
at 00:11
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Mai Oui!
Narrator
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Wed 4 Sep 2019
at 16:24
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 99):

Make a quick stop at temple hill with the book. something is brewing with that.

Benito is installing locks on his residence (normal cost of living for him to get it conditioned and liveable, $50 per lock otherwise) and storing building supplies in the empty house beside his.  Some local laborers are peering about, looking for work.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1763 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Sat 7 Sep 2019
at 02:53
Re: The Dismal Tower again
OOC:  If the Hadereum is up on temple hill, then yeah that's where we're going.  Otherwise, I'm not sure why we'd think to go there?

Also we need to swing by the Guild House, either on the way there or back, whichever is faster.

Narrator
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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?"
Davera
 NPC, 9 posts
 Half elven sage
Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 19:03
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 127):

"The shrine lies in the ravine between  Veroigne and Sonne, a week's journey to the south by southeast."
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1768 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 19:29
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Davera (msg # 128):

"Anything you can tell be about the way there I should know?"
Narrator
 GM, 7335 posts
 DM says
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Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 20:09
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 129):
"Travelling along the Eastern side of the ravine will allow you to avoid the peril of the great  Veroignese beasts, but will alert the guardian of the flame, who is said to be a dragon of some sort. Slaying the dragon will only extinguish the flame of the oracle, the wyrm must be parleyed with or placated. It is fond of riddles and princesses."
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1769 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 22:35
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Narrator (msg # 130):

"And what of the beasts?"

Parleying with a dragon sounded worrying.
Davera
 NPC, 10 posts
 Half elven sage
Thu 30 Jan 2020
at 20:37
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 131):

"The beasts of Veroigne are enormous, fling insects the size of geese and eagles, wolves the size or horses, a great armored fire breathing thing of tremendous size, not a dragon, but the size of one. There are unique, empowered creatures and beings of faerie."


Occ

There are two groups in Veroigne already, and you are in one already.
You also owe her $100 for questions, and $50 to Ecrivain for a copy of a map of the area.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1773 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Thu 30 Jan 2020
at 22:15
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Davera (msg # 132):

Christine will thank her and depart for the guild, to look for a healer. In her mind, the $25 covered the one question unless she is told otherwise... how and where to learn divining.

But she will gladly pay $50 for the map...

This message was last edited by the player at 01:18, Fri 31 Jan.

Narrator
 GM, 7347 posts
 DM says
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Fri 31 Jan 2020
at 01:41
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 133):

sorry kiddo that was five questions you asked her, a day's worth. you can ask a few more if you want though. exiting the library without paying may be a little tight...
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1776 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Fri 31 Jan 2020
at 02:22
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Narrator (msg # 134):

"Hmmph. A days worth in 20 minutes? Additional questions were only required because the initial answers were incomplete...I have given $25, and just then $50 for the map. Here is the $75 you demand, though begrudgingly, given that it was only required because of incomplete answers..."
Davera
 NPC, 11 posts
 Half elven sage
Fri 31 Jan 2020
at 20:43
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 135):

"There is a way to phrase a question that gets you the most for your money, of course, to teach you, I'd have to charge"
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1780 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Fri 31 Jan 2020
at 21:15
Re: The Dismal Tower again
In reply to Davera (msg # 136):

"Of course, and I would probably have to ask several questions to get the full answer..." she answers dryly before departing for the Adventurers guild to find a healer.