The Mug and Cauldron.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Aldous Hack
 player, 29 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Thu 7 Nov 2019
at 09:59
The Mug and Cauldron
"Okay, so, the light situation is better, we should at least be able to see what to stab.

"Still the problem of half a dozen bitin' while you're whackin' one.

"Say, Sven, you said your mom makes all this wine and kvass and stuff -- you got any that didn't quite come out?  Maybe we could put a couple pans of that down there and get the rats drunk enough to sleep?  They ain't gonna sleep out in the open where we can get 'em, but if they run off somewhere, that'd give us a chance to block up their holes while they nurse their hangovers."

Svendegard Yurick
 player, 28 posts
 Innkeeper's Son &
 Shevnian Adventurer
Thu 7 Nov 2019
at 10:17
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"That could work..Ma knows all about poisons,too. When you clear us a perimeter, We can set out something that will put them down, for the big sleep!"
Thorg
 player, 23 posts
 Average Height, Heavy Set
Thu 7 Nov 2019
at 21:46
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I can dispatch a few with my Javelins ... probably shoot the bigger ones first.
Aldous Hack
 player, 30 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 00:50
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"Not sure that'll make much difference, but ever' big one you take down is one less we got to worry 'bout later.  Gettin' your spears back might be fun, though."
Thorg
 player, 24 posts
 Average Height, Heavy Set
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 02:25
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Maybe, but Rats aren't especially courageous
Aldous Hack
 player, 31 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 09:57
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"Depends some on how hungry they are.  I've seen a rat, ordinary bog standard half-pound rat, take food from a full grown guard dog's bowl."
Fisher 'Porter' Black
 player, 22 posts
 Young swordsman
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 14:36
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Black feels good to be in the company of people who sling about grand ideas like a bartender slinging cups of mead and ale.  He interjects when there is a free moment.  ”They're hungry.  What about putting a bowl of meat at the top of the stairs.  We open the door just long enough to get the big ones up and out.  Shut the door and kill them before they know what hit him?  Then we could use all the other ideas to deal with the small ones?”
Svendegard Yurick
 player, 29 posts
 Innkeeper's Son &
 Shevnian Adventurer
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 17:15
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"That could work..It might cause the strongest among them to compete, in getting to the bait first, so you can slay them first. Worth a try, at least!"
Sven said, rubbing his chin, as he thought about Black's idea.
Thorg
 player, 25 posts
 Average Height, Heavy Set
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 18:15
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Personally I wish to keep them below, with all the light  we can start killing them there and not get blood all over the bar room. I am ready to quit talking...
Svendegard Yurick
 player, 30 posts
 Innkeeper's Son &
 Shevnian Adventurer
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 18:19
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"I'll drink to that! I think Sis would too, so I'll make that'n a double!"
Sven pours himself a drink.
Aldous Hack
 player, 32 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Sat 9 Nov 2019
at 01:45
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"I like the idea of separating them, so we only have to deal with a few at a time.  If I had plate armor boots, I wouldn't mind so much going down there with them, but I don't."
Thorg
 player, 26 posts
 Average Height, Heavy Set
Sat 9 Nov 2019
at 02:27
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We start from the stairs, where they are not so many ... I'll lead if you wish... you keep them off of my boots.
Aldous Hack
 player, 33 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Sat 9 Nov 2019
at 02:42
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"Lantern in one hand, knife in the other.  I'll do what I can to keep your feet clear.

"Got one of those brick shards?"

Svendegard Yurick
 player, 31 posts
 Innkeeper's Son &
 Shevnian Adventurer
Sat 9 Nov 2019
at 02:47
The Mug and Cauldron
Downing his drink, and taking up his axe, Sven will unbar the door and open it, when they are ready for another sally, below!
Narrator
 GM, 7006 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 00:23
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In reply to Svendegard Yurick (msg # 176):

As you are ready, Svendegard yanks the door open.

Adolus' lantern shows the steps clear, but some movement below
Thorg
 player, 27 posts
 Average Height, Heavy Set
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 00:32
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Let's get those stones down here, I'll lead.  Thorg heads down with his spear point leading again. This time he has his javelins along as well.
Narrator
 GM, 7008 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 00:37
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In reply to Thorg (msg # 178):

Who has the stones?
Fisher 'Porter' Black
 player, 23 posts
 Young swordsman
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 18:07
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Porter holds the brick as the hired fighters assemble once again near the door and wait for it to open. The brick is awkward and he finds he must regrip and regrip it again to keep it from slipping.  He asks the owners if they have some simple tools.


OOC:
I have one of the bricks.  I will ask Svendegard if they have some twine and a hook.  My idea is to bind the brick in string and tie that to a hook which can be hung from a nail or piece of wood in the basement ceiling.  A TL3 version of an overhead light to free up hands when we get a foothold downstairs.  If this isnt workable I will just hold the brick in my left hand.  Sword is ready in my right hand.  I will happily go after Thorg.

Svendegard Yurick
 player, 32 posts
 Innkeeper's Son &
 Shevnian Adventurer
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 18:11
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Svendegard nods at the request.
"We have such things in the kitchen. Ma hangs meat in there. Sis! Bring us some twine, and a meat hook, please!"

Nana Yurick
 player, 11 posts
 Shevnian Adventuress &
 Innkeeper's Daughter
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 18:13
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After a minute, Nana comes in wearing an apron with potato peelings stuck to it, and her boots.
"Here. So, what's going on? I could use a break, anyways."
Aldous Hack
 player, 34 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 23:45
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"We are about to descend into the cellar once more, with better light to aid in seeing what we will kill."
Narrator
 GM, 7013 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 14:30
The Mug and Cauldron
You approach the cellar dangling the brick.

Make an IQ roll
Nana Yurick
 player, 12 posts
 Shevnian Adventuress &
 Innkeeper's Daughter
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 15:39
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"Good luck, down there..."
Fisher 'Porter' Black
 player, 24 posts
 Young swordsman
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 19:00
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OOC:
PM for dice roll.

Aldous Hack
 player, 35 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 23:37
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Aldous follows Thorg onto the stairs, holding his own lantern high.