Hunting for a specialty shop.   Posted by Narrator.Group: archive 0
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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019.

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?"



[Private to Mancini: you can always direct him]

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:17, Mon 16 Sept 2019.

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 2019.