Hunting for a specialty shop.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
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."