Hunting for a specialty shop.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Narrator
 GM, 6694 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 02:33
Hunting for a specialty shop
Mancini and several others reconvene at the guild to evaluate their booty and discuss strategy for meeting the Hadereum's goal.
Grimaldi
 player, 482 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 06:30
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Narrator (msg # 1):
Grimaldi sits a small distance away from the others, listening and watching intently.
Sederic
 player, 311 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 08:17
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 2):

Sedaric enters the guild with Grimaldi, but approaches Mancini as he enters.

"Hey there. Hear of any work?"
Aoife
 player, 609 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 08:18
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Sederic (msg # 3):

Aoife, significantly smaller than most, stays hidden behind her larger companions...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1278 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 09:07
Hunting for a specialty shop
"So, once we take on the new help we need -- and I'm with Oly, in preferring it not be Ludlow -- how exactly would we go about finding a shop that's never in the same place twice, without a demon hunter's senses?"

Ardenas creases his brow for a moment, trying to recall if he's had his bowl of hot brown for the day, then shakes his head, grabs a bowl, and gets in line.
Aoife
 player, 611 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 10:09
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 5):

Aoife takes her tiny bowl and joins him. Half now, half later, she figures, will be plenty.
Narrator
 GM, 6698 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 12:53
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Aoife (msg # 6):

An assortment of scurrilous characters areabout, including the star spangled Ludlow the mage... There are also two armed figures who greeted Mancini as he entered.
Oly
 player, 1134 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 14:55
Hunting for a specialty shop
Oly keeps quiet, gets his bowl and sits with Ardenas and Aoife.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1280 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 22:01
Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas looks up from picking the rare bits of meat out of the stew (to be charitable), to see who's talking to Mancini -- he'd seen no one familiar except Ludlow.
Grimaldi
 player, 484 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Mon 26 Aug 2019
at 23:40
Hunting for a specialty shop
"We just happen to be between jobs...So, why don't you tell us about your situation?" Grimaldi said casually, and placed his fingertips together.
Sederic
 player, 313 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Tue 27 Aug 2019
at 07:35
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 10):

Sederic will approach Ludlow, clearly a mage, and ask him about the ancient coins, and where they might be obtained...
Mancini
 player, 256 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Tue 27 Aug 2019
at 15:04
Hunting for a specialty shop
After a short rest, Mancini made his way down to discuss guild matters related to the the Haedereum job. It bothered him that Kalima had been banished... She had grown on him like a fungus, and in the process, seemed to help unlock certain unexamined abilities in him.

As he entered two individuals asked Mancini about work. "There is always work at the Guild. Just keep your mouth shut and your ears open to find it", he replies , before finding his way to Ludlow and the other assorted associates.

When he sees Ludlow Mancini's face sours briefly before turning unreadable once again. "Long time, no see, my friend."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1281 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 27 Aug 2019
at 23:14
Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas continues dividing his attention between Mancini, now talking to Ludlow, and his bowl.

"This would be easier if they'd either put more meat in this stuff, or less.  A little less and I could just eat it with a pretty clear conscience.  A little more and I'd just find something else, or be sure to show up when the porridge is up."

He looks at the tiny pile of tiny meat bits beside his bowl.

"I never should have let Master Rethki talk me into becoming vegetarian."

Oly
 player, 1135 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Tue 27 Aug 2019
at 23:55
Hunting for a specialty shop
All da mead juziz iz already in da zupe, zo ju' ead 'em doo.
Grimaldi
 player, 485 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 02:06
Hunting for a specialty shop
Grimaldi looks at Sederic and looks back at the other group, slightly amused at the brush-off. "Let's just sit back and see what sort of fools they fall in with. Maybe they'll end up like Broderick and company.." Grimaldi folded his arms, and leaned back in his chair.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:08, Wed 28 Aug.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1282 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 09:10
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Fortunately for my appetite, the vow I took isn't so restrictive.  I vowed not to eat meat.  And because I foresaw problems, I negotiated the vow not to forbid eating hidden meat, or meat I can't see.  Other animal products, like milk, cheese, and eggs, not included.  Fish is a gray area, but I wasn't a big fish fan anyway.

"Master Rethki said it would help with my magic, but now I think it was just an elf's version of a practical joke.

"Master Albrecht never said anything about diet, other than constantly harping about balancing something he called 'carbs' against fats and 'protina' -- I never did get the explanation of what 'carbs' and 'protina' were, but there was a list of foods that provide each, and meat was on the 'protina' side.  Lots of other stuff, too, though -- eggs, dairy, beans, nuts.  So, as long as I get a chunk of cheese, a couple eggs, or a bowl full of beans of some kind every day, lack of meat won't weaken me.

"And this hot brown has just enough to leave the taste, so every day I get my bowl and pick out the meat bits.

"You want these?"

Oly
 player, 1136 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 16:58
Hunting for a specialty shop
Zure, food iz alayzz welcome.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1283 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 22:44
Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas pushes the little pile of meat bits into his spoon and holds them out.  "In the bowl, or on the side?"
Oly
 player, 1137 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 22:55
Hunting for a specialty shop
In da bowl iz gud, dankz
Ludlow the Munificent
 NPC, 126 posts
 dangerous dabbler
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 03:10
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Sederic (msg # 11):

The distractable mage looks up from the spread of colorful cards in front of him.
"The primary thing which I know about coins, is that I require more of them to be entering my purse than departing. A situation that would encourage this circumstance is highly desireable, but I fear, not in the cards for me today... although the Devil seems to be."
Grimaldi
 player, 488 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 06:54
Hunting for a specialty shop
02:49, Today: Grimaldi rolled 9 using 3d6.  area knowledge  14 (northport).
Grimaldi has an idea where a few money-changers, may have some knowledge about the currency's usage, and era it's from.
"Hmmm..."
Sederic
 player, 315 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 07:17
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 21):

"Well, that is something...should we go ask?"
Aoife
 player, 613 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 07:18
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Sederic (msg # 22):

Noting the strange coins the other arrivals were flashing around, Aoife wanders over and hops up on a seat.

"I may have an idea where those coins came from...a shop I am actually looking for."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1285 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 09:01
Hunting for a specialty shop
Quickly swallowing a bite of hot brown, Ardenas perks up.

"Coins?  From the shop?"

Aoife
 player, 615 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 10:17
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 24):

"It is a possibility. They have all sorts of odd things...some very ancient."
Grimaldi
 player, 489 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 11:41
Hunting for a specialty shop
OOC: nobody actually possesses any of said coins, Grimaldi and Sederic saw them in Martin's possession, down at the abbatoir... Grimaldi got a good enough look at them though, to compare them to some research he'd done...
"I'd suggest going down to the abbatoir, and talking to Martin, if you'd like a look at them... I think they may be elder script, but without proper reference materials, I cannay be for certain... I know who and where there seems to be a source of them, however... and from all accounts, there's some peril involved... But what is this shop, you speak of? Sounds like my kind of place..."

This message was last edited by the player at 11:52, Thu 29 Aug.

Aoife
 player, 616 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 20:16
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 26):

"You like demons? This shop is a front for demons and those who encourage their activities...where is the source of these coins? And what do you know of it?"
Grimaldi
 player, 490 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 21:55
Hunting for a specialty shop
"I dinnay care for demons so much, but odd and ancient items and artifacts interest me.. As to the coins, they were brought in by some red-skinned goblins that had strange auras and scars on their heads, as if they had been experimented upon. They have some sort of enclave down below, with a secret door, and a strange key that opens it.. Apparently, from accounts given us by the rope guild, they have some pretty dangerous magic at their disposal. I think they may be minions of something far more sinister than working in maintenance...maybe a dark one."
Grimaldi responded to the leprechaun, casually.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1287 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 22:39
Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas picks up his bowl and comes over to where Aoife and the other two are talking.

"Red goblins?  I seem to recall Oly and me running across a couple of those, along with someone I remember as an elf, a few weeks ago when we were working with Mythos Songau.  They were sculpting some black sand into columns and then the taller fellow did something magical and the stuff hardened.  Seemed as if they were reinforcing the tunnel in that area.

"Don't recall exactly where this was, but it was fairly close to the new lift platform Mythos built down there."

Oly
 player, 1138 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Thu 29 Aug 2019
at 22:41
Hunting for a specialty shop
Oly follows quietly
Aoife
 player, 617 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 11:43
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 28):

"Would you care to show us the area? Is it possible this demon shop and these goblins are connected?"
Grimaldi
 player, 491 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 12:11
Hunting for a specialty shop
08:06, Today: Grimaldi rolled 12 using 3d6.  loner 12 or less. just passed..
Grimaldi hesitated a moment, and grunted audibly.
"I suppose I could...But I'm looking for work, and spectacles *Mancini* over there, doesn't seem so keen on sharing any news...So why should I help your group? I'll tell you this much though, I don't think they are related, but two separate phenomena."

This message was last edited by the player at 12:13, Fri 30 Aug.

Narrator
 GM, 6728 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 17:22
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 32):

Mancini can check to see what he knows about these two with an Area Knowledge: Guild roll.
Mancini
 player, 257 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Mon 2 Sep 2019
at 22:25
Hunting for a specialty shop
In between bites of his salad lightly dressed with vinegar and olive oil, something much better than the mysterious bowl of hot brown they served most of the Guild members, Mancini looks up and sees his crew conversing with the same two who had tried to interrupt him on the way to his meeting.

He leaned over to another member and ,after nonchalantly pointing at Sederic and Grimildi whispered, "What's the deal with those two? They seem useful pawns enough if you ply them with steady work, but can they be trusted?"

(Ooc: Today: Mancini rolled 9 using 3d6.  Current Affairs (Guild)- 15. Roll passes.)
Narrator
 GM, 6742 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 19:00
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 34):

They seem reasonably reliable, they walked out on the late Broderick Liebert, but not during the expedition that left only a hired mage as a survivor. They avoid the more disreputable members of the guild, and recently did some simple guard work for Ashbury. Both are fighting spellcasters, and one has an apparently cursed sword that dances.
Mancini
 player, 258 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Wed 4 Sep 2019
at 00:32
Hunting for a specialty shop
Mancini quietly asks Norman to properly bring the two gentlemen over so they can be introduced. He hoped to get a better sense of the two men before offering the job, since all Ludlow seemed to do was whine about "having to clean up his spellroom" or some such nonsense.
Sederic
 player, 316 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Wed 4 Sep 2019
at 07:44
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 36):

Sederic notices Mancini looking over at them and approaches him.

"Sederic at your service. Spell-sword extraordinaire, looking for work, and have an interest in ancient coins we saw on some goblins that did not look right..."
Grimaldi
 player, 492 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sat 7 Sep 2019
at 14:11
Hunting for a specialty shop
"I am Grimaldi...I hear you're searching for an illicit shoppe of sorts."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1293 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sat 7 Sep 2019
at 14:40
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Among other things, but this is what we're currently under contract to do, yes.  Likely to involve a need for Seeker or similar location finding magic, detection, and something that can incapacitate spellcasters."

Ardenas lifts his bowl to push the last of the hot brown into his mouth, then drops the bowl and spoon back on the table.  he chews and swallows.

"I'm not used to seeing very competent spellcasters with armor and swords -- I would have expected the lack of specialization to be a limiting factor."
Grimaldi
 player, 493 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sat 7 Sep 2019
at 15:04
Hunting for a specialty shop
"I can cast seek,secrets are revealed to me, and I can also sense magic, and auras.. and sense and turn spirits...Could be, that I could be of service."
Grimaldi replied, casually.
"I'm a fair swordsman, and I rely on finesse, to win the day. I have many useful elemental spells. Spells useful for adventuring above and below ground,defensive spells, and more..
I know some about the undead. I know my way around the city, and I know how to get along in high society, and if the group needs to move discreetly, I can stealth along, or independently as needed.."

This message was last edited by the player at 15:18, Sat 07 Sept.

Sederic
 player, 317 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Sat 7 Sep 2019
at 22:12
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 39):

"My magic is to enhance my skill with my sword. Nothing incapacitates spellcasters more than being cut up...and I can move fast to do that!"
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1294 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 8 Sep 2019
at 11:16
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Well, um, Sederic, was it?  Simply cutting up the spellcaster may not accomplish our goals; the Hadereum wants him alive for questioning.  They believe he may be protected from interrogating his spirit after death.

"However, I am confident of my ability to render him unconscious without killing, if I am protected from things I cannot parry or dodge long enough to get close.

"It is also possible the one we seek is actually a demon of sorts, and killing his body on this plane may simply banish his spirit back to his home dimension until one of his minions is able to summon him back.  As such, he is likely to be resistant or immune to damage done by common weapons."


Ardenas lays a silver knuckleduster on the table.

"Sederic, I understand your sword is magical?  What about you, Grimaldi?"
Sederic
 player, 318 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Sun 8 Sep 2019
at 11:34
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 42):

"Hmmm. My sword is magical, and I am yet to meet something it does not harm. But not killing it is rather a...complication. Perhaps my best use is to deal with any allies he might have then. I am not big on the whole capturing demons idea though."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1296 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 8 Sep 2019
at 11:57
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Nor am I, but there is a significant payment increment for capturing the target alive, vs. killing him."
Grimaldi
 player, 494 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sun 8 Sep 2019
at 14:37
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 42):
"Nay, I do not possess any special weaponry, yet.. I can cause my sword to blaze with flames, and I have some nasty lightning spells. Demons aren't my forte', but any minions shouldn't be a problem for what I can deal out.. Most things that cross us tend to wind up dead. I'd hate for Sederic and I to be considered liabilities on your little endeavor here, but fair warning...Money is always a great motivator for overcoming our bloodlust."

This message was last edited by the player at 14:38, Sun 08 Sept.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1297 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 9 Sep 2019
at 08:54
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Flaming sword, lightning.  That should cover what's needed.

"Seems like we need to convince Mancini we'd rather have the two of you than Ludlow.  I won't fault his power, but I just don't trust the guy.  He seems accident prone."

Sederic
 player, 319 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Mon 9 Sep 2019
at 09:00
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 46):

"That sounds like something you need to do..."
Oly
 player, 1144 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Mon 9 Sep 2019
at 22:20
Hunting for a specialty shop
God my vode ifn' ye need id
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1299 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 10 Sep 2019
at 22:35
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Follow me, Oly.  You two, stay here for a moment."

Ardenas moves over to Mancini, lowers his voice and leans close to one ear.

"Listen, I think we can do better.  These two guys have magic and weapons -- one has magical weapons!  Ludlow's too well known, too -- a half-blind idiot could spot that hair."
Grimaldi
 player, 495 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 11 Sep 2019
at 08:32
Hunting for a specialty shop
The aloof Grimaldi, reclines in his chair.
Sederic
 player, 320 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Wed 11 Sep 2019
at 10:26
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 50):

Sederic sits back with his friend and says nothing.
Mancini
 player, 260 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Fri 13 Sep 2019
at 09:18
Hunting for a specialty shop
Mancini sighs. He leans back and whispers so that only Ardenas can hear him.

"It seems Ludlow has decided not to honor our agreement. That will have to be with later. For now, and it being on such short notice, I am not disinclined to using the two spellswords. However, I did kind of want to see how they fought in mock combat. I never buy a cow without sampling the milk."
Ludlow the Munificent
 NPC, 126 posts
 dangerous dabbler
Fri 13 Sep 2019
at 20:22
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 52):

Ludlow is easily  distracted and forgetful, and seems obsessivelt engrossed in reading his own fortune.

"The five of pentacles, opportunity missed, I wonder what that means..."

This message was last edited by the player at 20:22, Fri 13 Sept.

Sederic
 player, 321 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Fri 13 Sep 2019
at 21:51
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ludlow the Munificent (msg # 53):

"That probably means you have screwed up, and are so busy reading that bullshit that you missed your chance to do something important..." Sederic comments idly.
Grimaldi
 player, 496 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 13 Sep 2019
at 22:40
Hunting for a specialty shop
Grimaldi smiled, amusedly.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1302 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 13 Sep 2019
at 23:15
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Well, if it comes to that, I'd suggest you ask them.  I don't know swordplay well enough to judge, but there are certainly those around who do."
Mancini
 player, 262 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Sun 15 Sep 2019
at 08:05
Hunting for a specialty shop
" I was going to ask Norman to put them through a trial, and report back to me his impressions."

He looks around for a second, and not immediately seeing his favorite guard, comments, "Say, have you seen him? Usually, I can spot him, even in disguise, but I haven't seen him since we left the cultists second lair..."
Norman
 player, 16 posts
 Guard
Sun 15 Sep 2019
at 15:23
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 57):

Norman steps out of the kitchen, a bowl of hot brown in his hands.
He looks at the others, "What?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:17, Mon 16 Sept.

Mancini
 player, 263 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Sun 15 Sep 2019
at 21:09
Hunting for a specialty shop
Mancini smiles briefly when he sees Norman. "I was afraid something had happened to you, buddy. Especially with all these crazy cultists running about Northport."

He quietly informs Norman of his idea of testing Sederic and Grimildi in mock combat before accepting them in the group. "What do you think? Or do you know of a better way of testing the two? I just don't want myself or anyone else killed by these cultists and their dark desire," he said so that only Norman and Adrenas could hear.
Norman
 player, 17 posts
 Guard
Mon 16 Sep 2019
at 16:24
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 59):

To speed the plot along:

Norman escorts both men down to the arena, where they spar for several minutes, and then return.

He tilts his head first toward Grimaldi, and then a little later to Sederic.
"This guy is as good as I am. The one with the fancy sword is better. I have no idea how to gauge their spellcasting, but I guess they would be middle range, as neither has any guild standing beyond 'No Hassles'."
Mancini
 player, 264 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Tue 17 Sep 2019
at 09:37
Hunting for a specialty shop
He turns to Adrenas. "Since Norman has vouched for their fighting abilities, and anyone has got to be better magically than Ludlow, they have the job. Gather the rest of the crew and let's meet in my apartment. We need to plot out how get into this demonic bookstore."

With that, Mancini gets up and goes to tidies up his apartment. He wanted as few ears as possible.hearing their next steps.
Aoife
 player, 625 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Tue 17 Sep 2019
at 10:41
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 61):

"Now we are talking! Someone to chop up some demons who can't be banished! You guys are from this dimension, are you not?"
Sederic
 player, 322 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Tue 17 Sep 2019
at 10:44
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Aoife (msg # 62):

Sederic gives a start, obviously not having noticed the small Leprechaun.

"Well then, little one. You have something to chop up, I am your man! Lead the way...no, I am pretty sure I was born here. Say, do all Leprechauns have a pot of..."

The sudden glare from the smaller creatures ends that sentence right there.
Grimaldi
 player, 497 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Tue 17 Sep 2019
at 13:47
Hunting for a specialty shop
Grimaldi watches the exchange between the leprechaun and the half-elf.
"If La Petite has a pot of gold mon frère, it's at the end of a rainbow. Ha ha ha!"

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 13:48, Tue 17 Sept.

Aoife
 player, 626 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Tue 17 Sep 2019
at 20:25
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 64):

Aoife's disposition very quickly becomes noticeably dark and angry.

"Keep going with that train of thought and all you will get are storm clouds, including the lightning. And no I DO NOT have any pot of gold or I would not be looking at working for stupid humans!"
Grimaldi
 player, 498 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Tue 17 Sep 2019
at 21:08
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Yeah? Raspberries to you too, then."
Grimaldi snickered.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1305 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 17 Sep 2019
at 22:38
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Now, let's not start off on the wrong foot, here.  Aoife is a powerful mage, and the only time her height matters is when she needs to reach something on a high shelf -- and I'm pretty sure she has magic to solve that problem.

"In fact, I think the only one among us without some sort of magical ability, now, is Norman.  Not sure what Mancini's thing is -- I didn't think he was a priest, but I saw him cast an exorcism not long ago.  You two both have some magic, and I have just a little bit of Movement college -- not really my forte, but Master Albrecht said I should get trained once he detected I had the talent."
  He looks around suddenly, almost as if startled.

"Wait, then there's Oly.  But it's almost magical the way he can sneak around."
Mancini
 player, 265 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 01:22
Hunting for a specialty shop
At the appropriate time, Mancini directs Norman to gather up the crew to discuss how to go about the task they were asked to do by the Haedereum.

"Oh Happy day, a-demon hunting we will go", Mancini mutters to himself as if a mantra.
Narrator
 GM, 6816 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 14:00
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 68):

Those who can, make current events rolls...
Mancini
 player, 266 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 16:23
Hunting for a specialty shop
Mancini makes his roll.

12:22, Today: Mancini rolled 12 using 3d6.  Current Affairs (Guild)- 15.
Oly
 player, 1145 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 21:18
Hunting for a specialty shop
Oly looked to be thinking ...



 , but don't have current events and didn't get low enough for IQ -5]
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1308 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 22:35
Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas has been quite busy lately, going from the aborted orc-goblin war, to a zombie outbreak in Little Sahud, to demon hunting with Kalima, and hasn't had time to catch up on the less personal news.
Sederic
 player, 323 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 22:44
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 72):

Sederic has been underground...current affairs are not something he considers important.
Aoife
 player, 627 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 22:45
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Sederic (msg # 73):

Aoife has her own concerns, like avoiding pot-of-gold seekers and killing demons. The rest of the world she cares much less about...
Grimaldi
 player, 499 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 23:11
Hunting for a specialty shop
19:10, Today: Grimaldi rolled 10 using 3d6.  area knowledge northport -2 (default) 12 or less. Grimaldi has heard some things..
Narrator
 GM, 6821 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 20:30
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 75):

A few of you have heard about encounters with an unusual magic shop that could be found by following a path of occult graffiti...
Aoife
 player, 628 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 20:31
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Narrator (msg # 76):

"Time to start checking out the graffiti..."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1309 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 21:30
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Hmm.  I've seen graffiti last months.  I guess we need to look for only the freshest."
Grimaldi
 player, 500 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 21:37
Hunting for a specialty shop
17:35, Today: Grimaldi rolled 7 using 3d6.  Area Knowledge 1 14 (Northport) likely areas to be used for graffiti trails.
"Aye, and I have a few ideas, just where to start looking.."
Narrator
 GM, 6825 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 24 Sep 2019
at 21:07
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 75):

You find your first bit of graffiti... chalked on the pavers of the road.

IF YOU ARE WILLING

           THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY

                WHY WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW

                     PROSPER TODAY


AS ABOVE

SO BELOW

Grimaldi
 player, 501 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Tue 24 Sep 2019
at 21:19
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Looks like some sort of riddle... I wonder if they appear in the undercity, as well..." Grimaldi examines the grafitti, and the area..
17:19, Today: Grimaldi rolled 11 using 3d6.  perception ~ 14.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1310 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 24 Sep 2019
at 22:49
Hunting for a specialty shop
"As above, so below?  That sounds like something Tripartite.  Not sure how that connects with a wandering shop."
Grimaldi
 player, 502 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Tue 24 Sep 2019
at 23:34
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Hmm... perhaps. It seems to dismiss that which the tripartite god forbids, in order to reap the rewards of quick and easy power... Such is the path of those who deal with demons, and at great cost. It is such as these fools, the shop wants to find, so they become unwittingly or otherwise...Agents of chaos."
Oly
 player, 1146 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 02:25
Hunting for a specialty shop
Nod much aboud how do do dad dough ... juzd a deazer
Aoife
 player, 629 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 07:37
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Oly (msg # 84):

"Yes. Why worry about tomorrow, which is eternal damnation for demon lovers, in order to get the benefits now. A typical demonic statement of forgetting about the consequences. As above, so below. City above, city below. We need to find an undercity."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1311 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 09:05
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Northport's riddled with ways down -- from the Guild hall directly, and seemingly from half the basements around.  Got a particular one in mind?"
Aoife
 player, 630 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 09:21
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 86):

"Which one is least watched?"
Grimaldi
 player, 503 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 17:26
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Sederic and I accessed the undercity through the abottoir, easily enough..."
Aoife
 player, 631 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 20:03
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 88):

"Lead the way then..."
Grimaldi
 player, 504 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 20:36
Hunting for a specialty shop
If after his examination of the area turns up no more graffiti, he will head back toward's Ashbury's place.
Narrator
 GM, 6835 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 21:26
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 81):

Grimaldi sees another bit of grafitti, thistime in charcoal on a whitewashed wall, that has one phrase, another appears on a nearby building:

WHY SWEAT
           WHY CRY
             WHY BLEED


      NO ONE LISTENS

WE HAVE WHAT YOU NEED

Grimaldi
 player, 505 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 21:30
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Hmm.. there's more here. Let us not be hasty, and leave the area yet.. I feel we are close!" Grimaldi will approach the wall, in question...

This message was last edited by the player at 21:31, Wed 25 Sept.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1312 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 22:53
Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas follows Grimaldi, looking around for anywhere he recalls having an undercity entrance, or anything that looks out of place.

"That certainly looks aimed to attract the down and out."
Grimaldi
 player, 506 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 26 Sep 2019
at 00:31
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 93):
"Or those who would neglect and forgo their arcane studies, for the allure of quick power..."

Narrator
 GM, 6836 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 26 Sep 2019
at 12:40
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 94):

Once again, there is chalking on pavement heading around the block and into an alley.

NEED SOMETHING?

          JUST ASK

NO CONTRACTS

          JUST A TASK

Grimaldi
 player, 507 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 26 Sep 2019
at 16:14
Hunting for a specialty shop
Grimaldi spots the new graffiti.
"So... That's what they're doing.. They use customers as their agents of choas. I wonder how many "Faustsians", as it were, they have roaming the city.."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1313 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 26 Sep 2019
at 21:45
Hunting for a specialty shop
"So, scratch their backs and they'll scratch yours?  Wish things were that easy without involving demons."
Grimaldi
 player, 508 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 26 Sep 2019
at 23:58
Hunting for a specialty shop
"See, that's just the thing.. Endeavors of this particular nature, usually involve contracts. There must be some dangerous trick of sorts, even accepting doing a task for these kind. So, who's volunteering to do their task? I'd like to keep my soul, merci beaucoup!"
Grimaldi smiled wryly within his cowl.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1314 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 27 Sep 2019
at 08:45
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Maybe they've found a way to enforce a verbal contract?  My dad used to say a verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on, but if you have the power of the demon realms behind you, maybe it's enforceable."
Grimaldi
 player, 509 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 27 Sep 2019
at 18:11
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Don't accept any gifts, and don't read any texts aloud..."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1315 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 27 Sep 2019
at 22:29
Hunting for a specialty shop
"I wonder how much my limited magical ability would -- oh, wait, if they've made it like a spell scroll, anyone with any kind of magical talent can cast it, as long as they can read it.  And I recall Master Rethki talking about demon summoning being far easier than it ought to be.

"He said it was probably because the demons have done everything possible in their own realm to prepare the way."

Narrator
 GM, 6843 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 28 Sep 2019
at 01:48
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 101):

anyone with demon lore, make a roll. Occultism at -4 will serve also.
Grimaldi
 player, 510 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sat 28 Sep 2019
at 02:58
Hunting for a specialty shop
22:38, Today: Grimaldi rolled 11 using 3d6.  research -4 ~ 14 = 10 or less.
"Demons are not my area of expertise. Undead are what I have knowledge of...Just be careful. They are the master of lies and deciept, is all I know for certain."

This message was last edited by the player at 04:55, Sat 28 Sept.

Mancini
 player, 267 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Sat 28 Sep 2019
at 07:11
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Perhaps, I should go in, along with Sederic and Grimildi. By now,they would have heard about my nascent magic abilities. If I play my cards right, we can have them thinking I am a corrupt Guild leader taking some short cuts to the top. Sederic and Grimildi will be my hired goons."

He pauses for a second. "We definitely need to even the score if there is a demon in the mix. While we deal with the shop, I suggest we find some items to get Kalima back to this realm. Aoife, you still have that silk Kalima wanted on order? Also check out the area near the Temple Hill to see if anyone is worshipping Kalima's panthenon."

Mancini grabbed a pear from his napsack,and between bites asked for thoughts to his budding plan.

(Ooc: Strategy 13 roll passes. Area knowledge NP 15 roll passes.)
Grimaldi
 player, 511 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sat 28 Sep 2019
at 08:38
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Unless they scry heavily for security... That might work. In the fact, the whole outfit, could be run by kids and amateurs, as these things often turn out."

This message was last edited by the player at 08:39, Sat 28 Sept.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1316 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sat 28 Sep 2019
at 21:43
Hunting for a specialty shop
"So, you, Grimaldi, and Sederic follow the clues to try to find the shop, while Aoife and I -- and Oly? -- look for items to help bring Kalima back and cults that might be willing and able to summon her?"
Mancini
 player, 268 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Sat 28 Sep 2019
at 22:06
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Yes, exactly. Though I will give you Norman to help you, since I think Norman's fighting skills might be a complement to you guys."
Oly
 player, 1147 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sun 29 Sep 2019
at 00:14
Hunting for a specialty shop
Maybe I zhould go wid da demon hunderz ... sneaky iz uzeful .
Aoife
 player, 632 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Sun 29 Sep 2019
at 20:23
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 104):

"I do still have the scarf. There are magical ways of enforcing contracts, such as the oath spell, which I bet they use. You don't need me to be able to call for backup?"
Sederic
 player, 324 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Sun 29 Sep 2019
at 20:24
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Aoife (msg # 109):

"Sounds good to me...ready to go here!"
Grimaldi
 player, 512 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sun 29 Sep 2019
at 20:54
Hunting for a specialty shop
"What exactly is the plan, when we find them? Are we to slay them, and ransack the place and burn it? Plant Something there??"
Grimaldi asks, barely above a whisper.
Narrator
 GM, 6851 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 29 Sep 2019
at 23:32
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 104):

Who is checking the tent vendors near the south end of temple hill?
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1317 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 30 Sep 2019
at 09:06
Hunting for a specialty shop
OOC: I think that was being combined with seeking items to link to Kalima.
Narrator
 GM, 6852 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 30 Sep 2019
at 19:39
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 113):

Yes, those two items were bound. So far, we have picked up the dress, and what other items have been settled on?

She wore: red coral bracelets
          Garlands of marigolds
She has: four arms, three eyes, flames for hair, rushes, a spear.
Aoife
 player, 633 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Mon 30 Sep 2019
at 21:03
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Narrator (msg # 114):

Are there any statues of one such as her, or any of her followers? Did she drop anything when she left?
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1318 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 30 Sep 2019
at 22:16
Hunting for a specialty shop
"We might be able to gather marigolds, or buy them from a florist.  Coral can sometimes be found in jewelers' shops, perhaps more likely near the docks.  It wouldn't surprise me if we find figurines of Kalima or Kali near Temple Hill."
Grimaldi
 player, 513 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Tue 1 Oct 2019
at 21:24
Hunting for a specialty shop
Grimaldi shrugs and glances at Sederic.
"Hopefully, it's still here, when they decide what they're doing, or just what they're looking for.. C'mon."

He follows the others at some distance and slower pace.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:25, Tue 01 Oct.

Narrator
 GM, 6858 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 2 Oct 2019
at 22:08
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 116):

make a scrounging roll over by the trinket sellers by temple hill.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1319 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 2 Oct 2019
at 22:50
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Weren't you two going with Mancini to try to find the shop while the rest of us look for things that will help bring Kalima back?"
Sederic
 player, 325 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Thu 3 Oct 2019
at 02:27
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 119):

That was my understanding, and Sederic will act accordingly.
Oly
 player, 1148 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Thu 3 Oct 2019
at 02:46
Hunting for a specialty shop
Oly sees nothing...
Molaram
 NPC, 1 post
 Obscure priest
Thu 3 Oct 2019
at 17:51
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 119):

One of the tent shop vendors has a number of brass figurines that resemble Kalima, with miniature necklaces of skulls and a belt of arms. He is very enthusiastic about your interest.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1320 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 3 Oct 2019
at 21:53
Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas examines the figures.

"Is this Mother Kali?"  He looks closely at the face, searching for a resemblance.
Mancini
 player, 269 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 00:44
Hunting for a specialty shop
"The best strategy would be to mostly survail the place until we are sure the others have the necessary items. Then, once Kalima is brought back into our realm, attack and destroy the shop, and bring back the owner to the Haedereum to get our paychecks."
Grimaldi
 player, 514 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 01:03
Hunting for a specialty shop
"This sounds like it could take awhile. Why don't we make ourselves look inconspicuous, and find somewhere we can stake-out this spot?..."

This message was last edited by the player at 01:05, Fri 04 Oct.

Sederic
 player, 326 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 02:22
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 125):

"Or act as interested customers..."
Mancini
 player, 270 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 07:18
Hunting for a specialty shop
"I was thinking of being interested consumers. I'm thinking we can maybe draw out some useful information.... Merchants will tell you their life stories if they think it will make them the sale."
Grimaldi
 player, 515 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 08:04
Hunting for a specialty shop
"I am curious about this shop... Though the entire inventory is cursed, no doubt. I certainly wouldn't take any trophies... Greed in the face of such foes, is a mortal folly they rely upon, all to well..."
Molaram
 NPC, 2 posts
 Obscure priest
Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 20:36
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 123):

"You know of Her? Our lady of Death, the Slayer of Demons, Savior of the New be Million Gods?"
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1321 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 21:14
Hunting for a specialty shop
"I am more familiar with Kalima.  In fact, I've spoken and hunted demons with her recently, in the flesh."
Aoife
 player, 634 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 22:28
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Molaram (msg # 129):

"Yes, Kalima was a friend of ours. I went shopping with her as well."
Molaram
 NPC, 3 posts
 Obscure priest
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 13:42
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Aoife (msg # 131):

" Surely you do not mean Mother Kali... Perhaps a child of one of her avatars?"
Aoife
 player, 635 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 19:30
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Molaram (msg # 132):

"Perhaps, but the resemblance was striking. Her name was Kalima."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1322 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 22:07
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Three eyes, flames for hair, four arms, carried a spear, and had a distinct taste for demon hearts, but I don't recall the skirt of arms.  When we met her, she was dressed for much warmer weather.

"I think I recall her saying she was a descendant or relative of Mother Kali."

Molaram
 NPC, 4 posts
 Obscure priest
Thu 10 Oct 2019
at 12:37
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 134):

"She sounds wonderful, and definitely a relation. I can sell this to you for $50, but tell me why you have need of it. Any service I can render to Kali is one I desire to perform."

This message was last edited by the player at 04:03, Sat 12 Oct.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1323 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 10 Oct 2019
at 21:25
Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas looks at the figure, eyes narrowed, then digs a franc out of his pouch.  "She disappeared in the middle of a fight with a sorcerer who used stones to cast spells and summon demons; we think she was banished back to her home plane.  We hope to use this as part of a summoning to bring her back."

He digs in his pouch again, and brings out some coppers.
Oly
 player, 1153 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Thu 10 Oct 2019
at 22:17
Hunting for a specialty shop
Oly can add some silvers
Mancini
 player, 271 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Fri 11 Oct 2019
at 16:55
Hunting for a specialty shop
Before they left, Mancini gave Norman $100 total in various coin to aid in the procurement of items. Norman is instructed to help the others financially as he saw fit.
Molaram
 NPC, 5 posts
 Obscure priest
Sat 12 Oct 2019
at 04:08
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 136):

"Tell me when you with to do this thing. I have a small circle of the faithful who would be delighted to assist in such an endeavor. This plague of demons must be brought to an end, in Mail's name."
Aoife
 player, 636 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Sun 13 Oct 2019
at 03:20
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Molaram (msg # 139):

"We would like to do this as soon as possible. We are just a little sketchy on the details..."
Grimaldi
 player, 517 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sun 13 Oct 2019
at 05:02
Hunting for a specialty shop
"This is going to be very interesting."
Grimaldi mused, aloud.
Molaram
 NPC, 6 posts
 Obscure priest
Sun 13 Oct 2019
at 05:04
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Aoife (msg # 140):

"This statue will serve as an anchor... usually there need to be several. Kalima is her name as she gave it to you? Such a working requires a great deal of energy, and my circle is willing to lend some to it. Who is to perform the ritual?"
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1324 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 14 Oct 2019
at 09:06
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Unless you know someone experienced, skilled, and faithful, one of our group will make the attempt.  I have seen him succeed at similar things."
Aoife
 player, 637 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Tue 15 Oct 2019
at 07:06
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 143):

"Kalima is the name given, and we have some items purchased for her as well..."
Molaram
 NPC, 7 posts
 Obscure priest
Tue 15 Oct 2019
at 20:59
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Aoife (msg # 144):

"Tell me what you seek to use for tethers, I might have suggestions further."
Aoife
 player, 638 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Tue 15 Oct 2019
at 22:26
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Molaram (msg # 145):

"We have a silk scarf bought for her and some of her hair on a brush..."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1325 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 15 Oct 2019
at 22:40
Hunting for a specialty shop
"A likeness, something from her body, a gift -- we had thought perhaps a bunch of marigolds, but we are uncertain what else we might use."
Molaram
 NPC, 8 posts
 Obscure priest
Tue 15 Oct 2019
at 23:44
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 147):

"Marigolds would be most effective. Might I also suggest using this poem written in our language, and extolling the thirty-one virtues of Kali?"
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1326 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 16 Oct 2019
at 08:53
Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas looks at the squiggles on the document.

"Do we need to be able to read it, or is its presence sufficient?"

He turns it upside down, then sideways, so the lines of writing run vertically.
Molaram
 NPC, 9 posts
 Obscure priest
Wed 16 Oct 2019
at 13:38
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 149):

Do you need to read the marigolds or the statue? These things speak for themselves. Tell us where and wen, we shall be there."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1327 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 17 Oct 2019
at 08:49
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Is there a particular time of day that is most appropriate?"
Molaram
 NPC, 10 posts
 Obscure priest
Fri 18 Oct 2019
at 16:51
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 151):

"I would suspect sunset to be favorable. Let me know if younwish to do this today, I will pack up my stall and gather my fellow thugees."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1328 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 18 Oct 2019
at 22:45
Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas looks up -- to gauge the position of the sun, if he can't see the cathedral clock.

"It might be better to plan for sunset tomorrow.  I'm not sure how long our other companions will need for what they're doing."

OOC: I'd guess it's fairly late in the day, given all we've done since last sleep.
Oly
 player, 1156 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sat 19 Oct 2019
at 03:05
Hunting for a specialty shop
Ledz do id diz evening. If'n id don' work, we can dry again domorrow.
Grimaldi
 player, 518 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sat 19 Oct 2019
at 07:14
Hunting for a specialty shop
Grimaldi is suspicious of the priest/stall-keeper.
He watches calmly with a faint, amused smile.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 07:14, Sat 19 Oct.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1331 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 20 Oct 2019
at 22:42
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Well, if Mancini is here, then the sooner the better."
Narrator
 GM, 6931 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 21 Oct 2019
at 21:57
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 156):

Those of you with Thaumatology can make a roll for suitable location for the ritual
Grimaldi
 player, 521 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Tue 22 Oct 2019
at 10:42
Hunting for a specialty shop
06:40, Today: Grimaldi rolled 12 using 3d6.  thaumatology ~ 15. success by 3
Narrator
 GM, 6932 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 22 Oct 2019
at 20:33
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 158):

Performing the ritual where she was last seen would improve the chances of returning her to this plane.
Grimaldi
 player, 522 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 23 Oct 2019
at 02:45
Hunting for a specialty shop
"We must return to the place from whence, she was banished, for the greatest chance of successfully resummoning her, for that is where the remnant of her lingering presence remains."
Grimaldi suggested.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 05:28, Wed 23 Oct.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1332 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 23 Oct 2019
at 09:16
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Might have known.  Would have, if I'd thought about it."

He turns to the vendor.  "Let's do this at sunset this evening, then.  Gather your people here a half hour or so before, and we'll lead you.  The place is near the docks.

"Tell them to come prepared, in case we meet others of our opposition."


He starts to turn away, then stops sharply.  "Wait, Mancini, will you need chalk or salt or something to draw the circle?"
Aoife
 player, 639 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Thu 24 Oct 2019
at 09:30
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 161):

Aoife will make sure she is fully rested before then...
Mancini
 player, 273 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Thu 24 Oct 2019
at 17:26
Hunting for a specialty shop
Private Message
Mancini
 player, 274 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Thu 24 Oct 2019
at 20:49
Hunting for a specialty shop
Having learned nothing from the stakeout, Mancini returned to the group. He learns that the other group had much more success, finding additional items for the summoning and a group of Kali followers to aid in the ritual. However, Mancini was annoyed that Grimaldi had snuck off and joined the others. He hated when others defied him.

He thought back to his learning and recalled something of use. "Chalk is useful enough. However, if we had crushed, salted demon bones it would be better."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1333 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 24 Oct 2019
at 22:12
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Well.  I have some idea where to find powdered chalk -- don't they use it to mark the field for jugger?  Or we could just get a lump of the stuff and draw the circle with it.  But where would be find crushed, salted demon bone?"
Grimaldi
 player, 523 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 25 Oct 2019
at 12:47
Hunting for a specialty shop
"Probably at ye friendly neighborhood Hadereum..."
Grimaldi noticed their "leader" had reasserted himself. He hoped this wasn't going to like working with Broderick.. Grimaldi leered, from within his hood.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 12:48, Fri 25 Oct.

Narrator
 GM, 6945 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 25 Oct 2019
at 20:51
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 165):

Had the recently slain demons been salted, the remains would have lasted long enough to be harvested for such alchemical purposes.

Your full group is gathered, the Thuggees have brought the statuette and the scroll, as well as a goodly supply of marigolds.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1334 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sat 26 Oct 2019
at 22:37
Hunting for a specialty shop
"I don't know that we have time to negotiate with the Hadereum for demon bone.  Let's see if we can quickly find some chalk in this market."
Narrator
 GM, 6950 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 01:22
Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 168):

A quantity of chalk can be got quickly
fora single copper coin.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1335 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 10:49
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas quickly acquires some chalk.

"This will have to do.

"Are you sure you can pull off a summoning?"

Grimaldi
 player, 524 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 12:52
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"What about regular salt? Salt symbolizes, solid light..."
Narrator
 GM, 6954 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 14:05
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 171):

Salt is good as a defensive barrier, this being is one you want to see...
Mancini
 player, 274 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 20:25
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
After a short prayer to a goddess of knowledge he remembered from childhood, Mancini walked over to Ardenas and grabbed the chalk from him.

As if he was not fully control of his being, Mancini began to draw the shape of the pentagram, instructing the Kali followers where to place the items so they would be most helpful to the summoning. After he finished, he instructed the group where to stand and asked Norman to keep watch for them, as he would not be able to do anything else while attempting the summoning.

With everything in place, Mancini began the summoning.

12:50, Today: Mancini rolled 8 using 3d6.  Ritual Magic (IQVH att-2 +6 prep bonus)= 15-2+6=19.

(Ooc: Mancini plans on using 12 fp and burning 8 hp as fp for a total of 20 fp in contribution to the Great Kalima summoning.)

This message was last updated by the GM at 20:25, Fri 08 Nov.

Molaram
 NPC, 11 posts
 Obscure priest
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 20:36
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 173):

The priest and his three Thuggee devotees are able to contribute 9 FP between them. Any non spellcaster participating can lend 1 FP, any spellcaster can lend up to 2.  Between Norman and the cultists,  you have  10 FP, plus whatever Aoife and Ardenas (up to 2 each) and Oly (up to 1) give, with a comfortable 15 out of 20 FP com8ng from the circle.
Grimaldi
 player, 526 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 20:47
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Grimaldi, being a loner, and wanting to reserve his strength for security purposes, hangs back, looking on, leaning against a wall, arms folded.
15:49, Today: Grimaldi rolled 15 using 3d6.  thaumatolgy ~ 16.
He follows along, with curiosity observing the ritual, learning from the experience...

This message was last edited by the player at 20:51, Fri 08 Nov.

Aoife
 player, 640 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 23:42
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 175):

Aoife has no objections to helping out.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1338 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sat 9 Nov 2019
at 01:59
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas will participate fully in the ritual, gladly offering 2 fp.
Narrator
 GM, 7003 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 11 Nov 2019
at 00:45
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 177):

A magic circle drawn in chalk, with a garland of marigolds, an extra-large red and orange silk sari, a statue of the goddess Kali, a blessed scroll, and a pile of demon ash, and an invocation lasting ten minutes...

.... there is a shimmer in the air, a scent of hot metal and garam marsala... and a shape of flame begins to form...
Oly
 player, 1159 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Mon 11 Nov 2019
at 02:25
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Oly edges closer to the door ... seems more demonic than friendly
Grimaldi
 player, 527 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Mon 11 Nov 2019
at 04:22
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
23:20, Today: Grimaldi rolled 18 using 3d6.  stealth ~ 14.
Grimaldi in trying to move silently away, blunders!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1339 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 11 Nov 2019
at 10:15
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas edges closer to the circle, watching the shape for any likeness to Kalima.
Kalima
 NPC, 59 posts
 four armed horror
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 00:42
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 181):

The flame forms an orangy red aura around a four armed Silhouette  that gradually begins to solidify into a familiar three eyed form.
Hair of flame, flesh of obsidian. Coral at her wrists and ankles, wreaths of marigolds around her throat, a spear poised at the ready.
Molaram
 NPC, 12 posts
 Obscure priest
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 00:45
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Kalima (msg # 182):

Molaram and the cultists fling themselves to the ground, their arms outstretched toward her "KALI-MA! You have answered our prayers! Lay waste upon our enemies, and guide us to the good death!"
Grimaldi
 player, 528 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 02:04
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Grimaldi raises from a crouch, having heard the name spoken. He was a bit relieved, fearing someone or something else may have been summoned. Still, this was his first encounter with Kalima. Although he heard heard good things spoken of her, he was wary of the group.
Oly
 player, 1160 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 03:37
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
He sighs with relief and slides back into the room ...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1340 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 10:12
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas falls to his knees and shouts along with Molaram and his people.  "Kalima!  You have returned!"
Mancini
 player, 275 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 15:34
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Mancini, spent from performing the summoning and in shock that it worked, bows politely before the minor god. "It is nice to see you on this side of the plane, Kalima."

He waits for a second before continuing. "We have a lead on the demon shop. We would be grateful for any assistance you can lend."
Kalima
 NPC, 60 posts
 four armed horror
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 15:16
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 187):

"I am impressed that you were able to call me back to this place,
Perhaps we can make this transit a more frequent thing"



Summonable Ally at 110% of character value: base cost is 6, summonable is +100%, requires ritual is -10%
6 pts for appearance rate of 6
11 for summonable with an appearance rate of 9.
22 for appearance of 12
33 for 15.

Gathering your forces to summon her in the first place is 2 points each, I never thought you would try to get her back!
Grimaldi
 player, 529 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 15:52
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"We've not met before...I'm Grimaldi. Welcome back to our plane, Dame Kalima."
Grimaldi approached and joined the group. He was also impressed, as well as curious, with the whole thing.

This message was last edited by the player at 08:55, Thu 14 Nov.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1341 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 23:33
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"I would welcome the possibility of your return in the future, as I believe would many in this room."  Ardenas gestures around at the prostrated people who came with Molaram.

OOC: I'd be very happy to spend the two points just awarded toward Kalima as a summonable ally.
Oly
 player, 1161 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Thu 14 Nov 2019
at 03:57
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Oly is willing to donate two as well.
Mancini
 player, 277 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Thu 14 Nov 2019
at 17:31
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Mancini will gladly donate his two to the pot. Norman does so as well.
Grimaldi
 player, 530 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 14 Nov 2019
at 17:56
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Grimaldi has his own agenda, and isn't interested. saving up, for different abilities.
Kalima
 NPC, 61 posts
 four armed horror
Fri 15 Nov 2019
at 03:36
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 193):

The others gather 6 points (waiting on Aoife) which go to Mancini.  Congrats, you have a celestial ally!
Aoife
 player, 641 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 08:26
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Kalima (msg # 194):

Aoife will likewise offer her points, just as she offered her energy. She holds out the items she had bought for her friend in silence.
Kalima
 NPC, 62 posts
 four armed horror
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 15:08
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Aoife (msg # 195):

Shamelessly, Kalina drops the red linen sari, and puts on the silken one. Molaram takes the old wrap, convinced that it is a relic, which it may well be, having travelled between worlds while worn by a celestial.

Kalima drapes herself in the marigolds and bows to the leprechaun in visible gratitude.
"What vrings you to summon me from my world?

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Grimaldi
 player, 533 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 18:40
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Grimaldi respectfully steps back, and averts his eyes.
Aoife
 player, 642 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 19:13
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 197):

Aoife beams at the compliment.

"It would seem that those who sent you away are trying to set up demonic shop here. Literally. We dealt with the last lot, with your help, and we wanted your assistance to finish what we started."
Mancini
 player, 279 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 19:22
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"Mistress Kalima, we have new leads on the that demon bookstore we have been hunting
 It is worse than we feared. Apparently, they are giving out spellstones that summon demons and banish good celestials from our plane. And, of course, sowing chaos in Northport and beyond. We aim to capture the bookstore owner and question them about their demonic patrons. Kalima, we are totally overmatched. So we decided to enlist a few allies."

He shrugged. "Or what Aoife said."
Grimaldi
 player, 534 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 20:32
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
OOC: is sederic still w/ us?
Kalima
 player, 63 posts
 four armed horror
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 21:23
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 200):

"They brought their shops and peddlars into my world as well, hoping to entice customers into performing favors, like copying the names or sigils of demons where they might accidentally lead to a summoning. "

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:02, Sun 17 Nov.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1344 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 23:54
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas nods in agreement.  "Of course, and then when enough of them are here long enough, they'll find still more ways to enter.  If that is allowed to continue, they would soon become impossible to eradicate."
Grimaldi
 player, 536 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 01:09
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"This is more serious than I had thought.."
Sederic
 player, 327 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 01:15
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 203):

Sederic is listening quietly. As a newcomer, he does not want to speak up when he is not sure, but killing demons sounds like the kind of work he was born for...
Kalima
 player, 64 posts
 four armed horror
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 20:08
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Sederic (msg # 204):

"It is very serious business,  although they treat it as something  casual. They don't necessarily look for the damnation of the customer they deal with, they seek to proliferate, and encourage jealousy for the gains of their stooge, or through tempation of ascetics  and otherwise good people."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1345 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 09:53
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas shakes his head.  "And it falls to us, and the few like us, to try to keep the rats in their holes, as it were."
Narrator
 GM, 7049 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 21 Nov 2019
at 16:25
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 206):

Back to the search...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1347 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 21 Nov 2019
at 22:38
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"Mancini, you said you had a new lead?"
Grimaldi
 player, 537 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 21 Nov 2019
at 22:53
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"We'll have to track down more graffiti, and another portal, most likely...
but we can check first, to make sure the one we discovered, before the ritual is still there... Then, we'll know for sure. At least now, we know how to go about it."

This message was last edited by the player at 04:50, Fri 22 Nov.

Mancini
 player, 280 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Fri 22 Nov 2019
at 04:49
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"I meant that we know how to track them down via the occult graffiti," Mancini replied to Ardenas.
Aoife
 player, 643 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Fri 22 Nov 2019
at 06:54
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 210):

"Right. Now we have our backup, lead on!"
Narrator
 GM, 7054 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 22 Nov 2019
at 21:07
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
An observation, or per-5 roll from anyone searching; occultism rolls if successful,  grant a +1
Aoife
 player, 644 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Fri 22 Nov 2019
at 22:37
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Narrator (msg # 212):

Aoife is not that observant...she is not expecting anything.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1348 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 22 Nov 2019
at 23:45
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Ardenas keeps his eyes open, but has no real idea what he's looking for.
Grimaldi
 player, 538 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 22 Nov 2019
at 23:48
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
OOC:Can I just cast see secrets, and pan the area, until the secrets reveal themselves to me?
Oly
 player, 1162 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sat 23 Nov 2019
at 00:47
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
He spots something shortly after they start looking...
Mancini
 player, 281 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Sat 23 Nov 2019
at 03:11
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Mancini looks carefully in the area for clues about the demonic graffiti. He soon finds a lead....

22:08, Today: Mancini rolled 12 using 3d6.  Observation  14
Narrator
 GM, 7061 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 26 Nov 2019
at 15:26
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 217):


You note that there is a double circle drawn in chalk around the phrase "comme te voux" (as you wish) on a low brick that occassional passers by cast a glance down at. And then up at a roof beam with some scratches on it.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1349 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 26 Nov 2019
at 23:37
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Once he notices the marked brick (from Mancini's and Oly's attention), Ardenas will rub his shoe heel against it while the others follow those upward glances.
Grimaldi
 player, 541 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 27 Nov 2019
at 00:03
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
18:52, Today: Grimaldi rolled 7 using 3d6.  perception ~ 14.
Grimaldi remains silent, but is now aware of what was spotted.
Narrator
 GM, 7072 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 27 Nov 2019
at 16:41
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 220):

The faint scratches and hash marks seem to be a map of sorts, suggestions of which turns to make.
Mancini
 player, 282 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Wed 27 Nov 2019
at 18:23
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Mancini takes out his notebook and makes a perfect rendition of the marks to serve as a map.

13:21, Today: Mancini rolled 13 using 3d6.  Cartography 14.
Narrator
 GM, 7074 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 27 Nov 2019
at 20:50
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Mancini (msg # 222):

You have made an accurate transcription of what are not far from thieves marks.
Grimaldi
 player, 542 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 27 Nov 2019
at 21:01
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"With Dame Kalima in tow, won't these reprobates be surprised..."
Grimaldi mused aloud, not trying to hide his glee for the carnage he assumes is coming, around the bend...
Mancini
 player, 283 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Thu 28 Nov 2019
at 00:04
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Mancini motions for Grimaldi to lower his voice. "Who knows if these sowers of chaos have spies or other ways of listening in our realm. The whole point of our rescuing our friend was to have an ace up our sleeves. Please don't go broadcasting our hand prematurely, Grimaldi."
Grimaldi
 player, 543 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 28 Nov 2019
at 00:14
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"Though they may scry, in the end they shall cry."
Grimaldi replies, smugly.
Narrator
 GM, 7081 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 20:49
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 226):

Peering around the next corner, you see a woman sweeping in front of her stoop, and some boys throwing rocks at a bucket. The woman's  eyes go wide as the flaming aura of Kalima starts to show around the corner, and calls the children to go inside.
Grimaldi
 player, 544 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sat 30 Nov 2019
at 00:07
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"Don't be disturbed on our account, lady. We're just passing through. Look well, for it isn't everyday, one lays eyes upon a celestial. We're on a task of goodwill, so let your children play. We strive for them, as well."
Grimaldi smiled disarmingly.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:27, Sat 30 Nov.

Aoife
 player, 645 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Tue 3 Dec 2019
at 00:44
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 228):

Aoife will be with Kalima and follow those better at tracking...for now.

"If anyone would prefer to take the form of an innocent bat I may be able to assist..." she offers.
Sederic
 player, 328 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Tue 3 Dec 2019
at 08:25
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Aoife (msg # 229):

"My methods are less...subtle. More along the lines of your new friend, I suspect."

He had stayed back throughout the ceremony watching in a fascinated manner, and was very curious to see the newcomer in action...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1350 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 3 Dec 2019
at 10:01
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"I think I prefer to keep my hands and my voice."
Grimaldi
 player, 545 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 01:42
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"It may be that, when they see the celestial with us, all ploys of innocence will be foiled. The demonic know their own, and they certainly know who their mortal foes are... It is hard to deceive the princes and princesses of lies."

This message was last edited by the player at 01:44, Wed 04 Dec.

Aoife
 player, 646 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 08:05
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 232):

"Actually, I was thinking of the shape change for a scout, not to deceive anyone..."
Kalima
 player, 65 posts
 four armed horror
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 19:24
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Aoife (msg # 233):

The celestial crosses one pair of arms.
"We have not time for subtrefuge, but must act directly."

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Grimaldi
 player, 546 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 23:35
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Grimaldi nods, in agreement.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1352 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 23:52
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"No arguments from me.  If this shop moves frequently, we may have limited time to follow the clues before it changes location."
Narrator
 GM, 7097 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 00:22
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 236):

As you make the next turn, you notice a puddle of water reflecting a sign on a shuttered tavern.

The reflection shows the tavern full of rowdy drunken folk, in the late evening...you can almost make out the name on the sign...

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splitfoots

Grimaldi
 player, 547 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 00:43
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"They've taken up in a tavern, this time? *sigh* this is going to complicate matters, and lead to excessive collateral damages, methinks. It cannot be helped.."
Aoife
 player, 647 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 02:18
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 238):

"Collateral damage, or are they all involved? Lets have a look..."
Mancini
 player, 284 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 09:33
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Mancini lowers his voice. "Remember things are not what they seem with these demons."

He looks intently at the reflection and the decrepit tavern. "The reflection on the ground and the inside of the tavern don't match. Could it be some sort of illusion or riddle?"

His eyes float over to the name of the disreputable establishment. "Does anyone know what splitfoots might mean in this context?"

Mancini scratches his head for a moment. "And grammatically shouldn't it be splitfeet? Why would they choose such a term?"

04:19, Today: Mancini rolled 12 using 3d6.  Observation  14.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1353 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 09:57
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"Splitfoots?  If it's a plural for the whole word, instead of part of it, that's correct as opposed to 'splitfeet'.  First thing that comes to mind is cloven hooves, like cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs.  Or fauns, though we don't see many of those around Northport."
Grimaldi
 player, 549 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 11:23
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
06:20, Today: Grimaldi rolled 14 using 3d6.  area knowledge (northport) ~ 14.
"A fine name for a den of demons. Hmmm..."
Grimaldi mulls over in his mind, if he had heard anything about this place before, or it's reputation, in Northport.
Oly
 player, 1163 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 17:42
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
Don' Impz have cloven hoofz?
Kalima
 player, 66 posts
 four armed horror
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 21:02
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
In reply to Oly (msg # 243):

"One of the folk names of the adversary is Mister Splitfoot.. this is a piece of advertising for Hell, trying to make it appealing. We must be near to the market of the damned."

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Mancini
 player, 285 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Fri 6 Dec 2019
at 00:37
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"If that is the case, there must be a clue of where we need to go from here."
Grimaldi
 player, 550 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Fri 6 Dec 2019
at 01:07
Re: Hunting for a specialty shop
"So, do we go into this place, and have a look?"