The Dismal Tower again.   Posted by Ecrivain.Group: 0
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
 roll for initiative!
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
 roll for initiative!
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.