The Dismal Tower again.   Posted by Ecrivain.Group: 0
Narrator
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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
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Fri 2 Aug 2019
at 02:38
Re: The Dismal Tower again
And she has trouble finding things...
Jareth Mooncalled
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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.

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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
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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.
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Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 19:57
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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
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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
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Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 18:14
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If we hadna' looked we'd a had nay known.  as My GrandPa used to say.
Jareth Mooncalled
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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
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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
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In reply to Narrator (msg # 72):

Damn keyboard vanished from phone. You got here early, there are about four hours left
Jareth Mooncalled
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 17:53
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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
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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
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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...
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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
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Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 18:23
Re: The Dismal Tower again
Jocelyn looks over Jareth's shoulder.
Jareth Mooncalled
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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
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Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 16:39
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"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.

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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
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Fri 23 Aug 2019
at 16:07
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Well I am not willing to streak the place ... any other ideas?