The Dismal Tower again.   Posted by Ecrivain.Group: 0
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 419 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 20:50
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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
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"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
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"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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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"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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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"Touché, 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
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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
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"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."