Temple Hill.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 370 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Fri 13 Sep 2019
at 23:02
Temple Hill
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 112):

"The sages, hey? That sounds like another problem for the Plutocrat then. I guess we will head back to the Temple Hill in that case. Thanks for the information, though."

He turns and heads back to the Temple Hill.
Plutocrat Remulos
 player, 67 posts
 Priest and bureaucrat
Sun 15 Sep 2019
at 14:36
Temple Hill
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 112):

"That is admirable! If you can find any more like this," he says, holding the book distastefully with two fingers""It would be appreciated. We have just licensed a tavern near you, and made an agreement with the druids to work on a greenspace where that hole in the city was.  Let me get you some paperwork on expansion. If that area doesn't  pick up some more i habitants, we won't  be able to keep the streets through it in repair, and I will have to put up with the Merchant's Guild complaining about congestion to and from the docks, which is the last thing I need."
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1772 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Mon 16 Sep 2019
at 02:02
Temple Hill
"At your pleasure Plutocrat."



OCC: Are we separating?  Does the Plutocrat want us to follow him?
Narrator
 GM, 6806 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 17 Sep 2019
at 22:38
Temple Hill
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 115):

The plutocrat is busy, head back home, along with a point each in base.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1777 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Tue 17 Sep 2019
at 22:55
Re: Temple Hill
Narrator:
The plutocrat is busy, head back home, along with a point each in base.

I take it there is no tangible, monetary, reward for turning in the book and scroll?

Narrator
 GM, 6810 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 17 Sep 2019
at 23:07
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 117):

If you press the point, make a reaction roll at -2. Anything above 11 gets you $50, at 14 or better $100
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1778 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Wed 18 Sep 2019
at 02:16
Re: Temple Hill
"To t'e Guild t'en Jocelyn?"




Narrator:
If you press the point, make a reaction roll at -2. Anything above 11 gets you $50, at 14 or better $100

With the way the dice loathe me, this'll be one of those rare moments I roll a 3.

As for the Guild business, I'm willing to accept making a 'gathering info' (Savoir Faire (Guild) or Area Knowledge (Guild)?) roll to check and see if the Drakes are whom they claimed they were and moving along.

Goran the Marked
 player, 168 posts
 Priest of Hors
Wed 18 Sep 2019
at 20:39
Re: Temple Hill
Hograth walks off, but Goran lingers.  The emblem of the Sage's guild on the ring of the strange gentleman gave him considerable pause.  This wasn't some backwater isolated group that might be exposed to this sort of evil religion.  It was a mainstream group with distinguished citizens in the city, who were in theory doing respectable work.  The possibility they could be compromised by this sort of tome was something that he took very seriously, and could not walk away from as easily as Hograth could.  The corruption that a book like this could spread was almost too much to fathom, depending on what sensitive locations converts to this sort of demon worship ended up in.

At the same time, the very mainstream nature of the sage's guild meant that it was large, well organized, and had the usual layers of bureaucracy.  It wasn't like Goran could walk in there and start sorting through their library to find tomes tarnished by demons or worse.  Scholars often valued their secular works with equal or higher esteem than their religious works.  For them, the pursuit of intellect was far more valuable than their spirituality.

Most of them had been exposed to religion, and typically had made a conscious choice to go without for one reason or another.  Goran consistently found this sort to be misled and oblivious to the larger meaning of life.  They clung blindly to what they knew, and measured others by knowledge rather than faith.  However, many were well-meaning dispite their handicap, so Goran tried to meet them with kindness.  There were none so blind as those who chose what they saw, rather than accepting that much of the world was in the hands of a greater being.

Finally, after a very long pause where he measured his possibilities, Goran reluctantly turns to follow Hograth.  He can't do it without stopping to look wistfully backward several times.  Given the political situation, the potential corruption of the sage's guild wasn't a problem Goran could handle in the moment.  He had more acute issues out at Temple Hill that needed to be addressed.  Still, Goran promises himself that he will come back to the issue.  He would go with Hograth for now, to do the work that needed to be done.  Once that was complete, he could start working on a plan to handle the bigger issue of the sage's guild.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 371 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Thu 19 Sep 2019
at 08:37
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 120):

Sensing his friends reluctance, Hograth waited until he caught up, walking a little slower to enable that to happen.

"The tome bothers you. I understand. It bothers me too, but you must remember, it is a symptom, not the source. It was put there by demon worshipers who came from somewhere else.

When you fight a fire, do you deal with the troublesome smoke? No, deal with the fire first, then deal with the damage and smoke it has caused if you must. Fighting the fight the other way round is a sure way to loose the war. And we are in a war, make no mistake. These demons and their gullible servants are fighting, and fighting hard. We will not deal with them by running after their the damage they caused if we cannot deal with the root of the problem. Sages will deal with sages, once the plutocrat tells them what is going on. They are much better equipped to do so, because sages don NOT like people controlling them, in my experience. What the city needs is strong folk to go where the demons have their stronghold. That is what I intend on doing...
"
Goran the Marked
 player, 169 posts
 Priest of Hors
Thu 19 Sep 2019
at 16:41
Re: Temple Hill
Goran raises an eyebrow at his friend's comments.  Hograth knew him better than he thought, although it was safe to say his concerns were pretty evident in his behavior.  With barely a pause, Goran nods and agrees with his friend.  "Yes, this is true.  But I cannot help it.  The presence of that tome could have influenced a great many people.  The damage it could have caused sickens me.  I will carry this burden for some time.  Still, we must proceed with our task.  I do not know whether the cults on Temple Hill caused the tome to appear in the sage's guild somehow, or if the book led people to begin the corruption of Temple Hill.  Regardless, we cannot fix the problems with the sage's guild easily.  They must police their own for now.  We can make a difference where we are going.  Lead on, my friend."
Narrator
 GM, 6815 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 13:57
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 122):

You make your way up the path to the new abandoned Temple of Flora and Janus. Surely something must remain...

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:58, Fri 20 Sept 2019.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1780 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 19:23
Re: Temple Hill
Narrator:
You make your way up the path to the new abandoned Temple of Flora and Janus. Surely something must remain...

And msg #119?

Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 436 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 21:23
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 124):

Jocelyn goes with you...
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 372 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 22:39
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 123):

We will head into the structure and back down to where we were...
Goran the Marked
 player, 170 posts
 Priest of Hors
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 22:57
Re: Temple Hill
Goran runs a quick inventory of his equipment to make sure everything is in order, and then nods for Hograth to continue on.

OOC I assume Urrun is with us too.
Urrun
 player, 227 posts
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 23:17
Re: Temple Hill
Yes, just being quiet ... he doesn't like the Hadereum or anyone associated with it.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 373 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Sat 21 Sep 2019
at 00:43
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 128):

Including us? My feeling might be hurt...if I had any!
Urrun
 player, 228 posts
Sat 21 Sep 2019
at 03:18
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 129):

Oh you get grudging respect ... you have supported him and he doesn't forget so quickly, but he didn't like being close to or dealing with that Hadereum scum.
Narrator
 GM, 6823 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 20:50
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 130):

Urrun had been arrested, conscripted, and volunteered for this job because of their response to a natural function, and spoken down to, misnamed and conflated with being a dog. He has no reason to be amicable toward Hades priests.


The main room of the temple of Janus and Flora, currently filled with an array of corpses, human and otherwise, has a few more side doors than you had noticed previously.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 374 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Mon 23 Sep 2019
at 11:14
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 131):

Hograth understood Urruns hostility, but hoped to help him work through it. He moves towards the side doors to check them out one at a time.
Goran the Marked
 player, 171 posts
 Priest of Hors
Mon 23 Sep 2019
at 14:34
Re: Temple Hill
Goran follows Hograth to the door, noting the bodies laying all around.

OOC I wasn't here when Goran was created.  Should there be some sort of burial celebration, even if the people were desecrated by demon spawn?  Not sure if Goran should be doing anything here besides more of the cleansing part.  As a player I'm not sure what the exact tenants of his religious beliefs are.
Narrator
 GM, 6830 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 20:55
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 133):

Goran is a priest of the Death god of the winter solstice, as such burning rather than burying would be the order of the day, as the ground would be too frozen. As such, Hors is a god of death and renewal.
Goran the Marked
 player, 172 posts
 Priest of Hors
Thu 26 Sep 2019
at 20:10
Re: Temple Hill
Goran says to Hograth quietly, as they approach the door "Once we have cleansed this temple of it's corruption, we should create a funeral pyre to properly renew the holy ground here.  The remains of these people will only bring more corruption and rot if not handled properly."
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 375 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Thu 26 Sep 2019
at 20:34
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 135):

"Agreed..."

We will continue on...
Urrun
 player, 230 posts
Thu 26 Sep 2019
at 20:51
Re: Temple Hill
Urrun shakes his head at the desecration of the dead they speak of.