Back in Town.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Aegis
 player, 254 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Thu 7 Nov 2019
at 18:15
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Aegis grunts as much as anything else in response to Madeline, then responds.  "I kill stuff.  They do the discreet things..." as he gestures to the rest of the group around him.  He then leans back in his chair, and takes a nice long pull from the large drought of ale in front of him.  He'd gone with something a bit stronger after their success with Balar.  Quite simply, he had enough coin to sleep it off upstairs if he needed to.
Madeline
 player, 90 posts
 Barmaid
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 15:06
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In reply to Aegis (msg # 9):

"Someone poisoned the Mageguild representative, which is not in itself bad thing, but they are sending agents to investigate... it would be ideal if they... were unsuccessful. Several paries would be pleased if they... withdrew their attentions."
Aegis
 player, 255 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 15:33
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Aegis leans back in his chair and takes another long pull from his ale.  He can barely control his mirth, and doesn't want anyone to see the large smile crossing his face.  The very idea of this group messing with the mage's guild was hilarious.  He could only imagine how much chaos would ensue.  People might get killed, stuff might get burned...  The whole idea just seemed like it would be a lot of fun.

Once he could control the smile on his face, Aegis responds "Soonds lik fun."
Narrator
 GM, 6998 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 20:05
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In reply to Aegis (msg # 11):

Anyone with Thaumatology can make a base IQ roll regarding knowledge of the Mageguild, which nominally has an office in the Merchants Quarter to vend and regulate alchemical ingredients, potions, and occasional scrolls and magic items, although mostly they will cast spells for pay.
Melchizidek
 player, 781 posts
 Priest of Helios
 Son of the sun
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 23:38
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In reply to Narrator (msg # 12):

"I can use holy magic to be convincing...but why would I if they are investigating a murder? The victim did die, right?"
Darius Kopaki
 player, 173 posts
 Guild Necromancer
Sun 10 Nov 2019
at 15:52
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"Just because the victim died, doesn't mean he can't answer questions," Darius said. He sat down next to Aegis, a choice he immediately regretted given the alcoholic smell emanating from him. He closed his eyes, as much for shutting out their environment as to to recalling what he knew of the mage guild. If only he'd paid more attention to the organization and doings of those with less elegant magical abilities.
Masugatan
 player, 300 posts
 street thug
Sun 10 Nov 2019
at 17:52
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“I hope I never die, then.  Some questions I might not like, especially if I was busy being dead.”
Aegis
 player, 256 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Mon 11 Nov 2019
at 18:51
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Aegis laughs heartily at this, combined with a belch.  Overall, the explosion of mirth from his mouth causes small droplets of ale and drool to shower everyone in front of him.

Either Aegis doesn't notice, or could care less.

Instead, he responds with a rather large and somewhat sadistic looking smile.  "Weesh I cud see dat fer meselv.  Got lotsa secrits ta shere.  Luv to sea da luks on peeples' faces."

The thought of that kind of chaos just makes him smile a little more.  The ability to get back at all the people who wronged him even after death...  Well, that was something he could drink to, and so he does.

'BRRRRRAAAAAP'

He feels much better after a second belch.
Madeline
 player, 91 posts
 Barmaid
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 00:52
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"I didn't say he was dead, he was poisoned and became an idiot."
Darius Kopaki
 player, 174 posts
 Guild Necromancer
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 19:42
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"An idiot?" He smiled. "How could they tell?"

Darius leaned back, then noticed a small droplet of hopefully-ale on his sleeve. "Unfortunately, curing stupidity turns out to be more difficult than curing death."

He wiped the droplet away, then turned his attention back to Madeline. "Since replacing such a representative is always possible, there's probably just three reasons they'd poison him. Personal issues, a statement, or a temporary advantage for a rival of the guild. Do you know anything of the latter?"
Dne Utrotare
 player, 177 posts
 Anyone
 down there?
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 17:31
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Dne gazes curiously at Aegis.  “What type of accent is that?  I don’t recognize it.  Did you just make it up, by chance?”

This message was last edited by the player at 17:32, Wed 13 Nov 2019.

Aegis
 player, 257 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Wed 13 Nov 2019
at 19:28
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Aegis chortles.  Loudly.  Then he offers some ale to the bird man from his tankard.

There is a considerable amount of drool on the rim, some of which has dried there.
Madeline
 player, 92 posts
 Barmaid
Fri 15 Nov 2019
at 17:24
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In reply to Darius Kopaki (msg # 18):

"Let's just say I know someone who likes to brag, and unfortunately could be traced back to persons who would rather not incur interest from the guild. If you don't want to fight the guild, you might have to eliminate those links."
Reanna Draegan
 player, 414 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 08:34
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In reply to Madeline (msg # 21):

"So, what do you really want from us, and why, other than cash, should we risk the wrath of the mages guild?"
Madeline
 player, 93 posts
 Barmaid
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 15:53
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In reply to Reanna Draegan (msg # 22):
"Cash is the primary thing my client is offering, but if you want a point or two of income from his buissnesses, that can be arranged. A certain amount of alchemical trade goids can be provided as well, paut, healing, or flying potions, maybe others."
Melchizidek
 player, 782 posts
 Priest of Helios
 Son of the sun
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 19:10
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In reply to Madeline (msg # 23):

"And they basically want us to make the more determined investigators disappear or get distracted, right? Do they know who these individuals are?"
Madeline
 player, 94 posts
 Barmaid
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 21:11
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In reply to Melchizidek (msg # 24):
"The investigators should be hitting town in about a week. If you'd rather tangle with the witnesses, you need to see the client."
Reanna Draegan
 player, 415 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 00:13
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In reply to Madeline (msg # 25):

"Wait, the investigators have not arrived? What would happen if they were...waylaid by bandits and never got here? Can you provide a description of them and how they are getting here?"
Melchizidek
 player, 783 posts
 Priest of Helios
 Son of the sun
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 00:15
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In reply to Reanna Draegan (msg # 26):

"Didn't we just deal with bandits, and now you want us to become assassins?"

Melchizedek clearly does not feel comfortable where this is going.
Narrator
 GM, 7030 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 16:56
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In reply to Melchizidek (msg # 27):

As a servant of good, the Idea is not appealing to the Sun-priest, although he can always opt against this particular job, whearas the more morally gray members of the team can continue to pursue this. There are other ways a celestial cleric can find work.
Masugatan
 player, 301 posts
 street thug
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 18:22
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“Do them in before they reach town?  Sounds like a plan.  Smart.”

This message was last edited by the player at 18:24, Sun 17 Nov 2019.

Dne Utrotare
 player, 178 posts
 Anyone
 down there?
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 18:23
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“My powers work best outdoors.”  He chuckles, as he continues to ignore the proffered tankard.
Aegis
 player, 258 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 19:15
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"I dunna kere wha choose ya go wit.  Coin end werk er gud enuf fer meh."
Masugatan
 player, 302 posts
 street thug
Wed 20 Nov 2019
at 10:49
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“Coin is good enough for meh too.”
Reanna Draegan
 player, 416 posts
 Burglar, scout
 Rank 2 Admin badge
Fri 22 Nov 2019
at 06:21
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In reply to Masugatan (msg # 32):

"Mel, I am sure there are some good folk who need assistance. We are not going to be bandits or assassins, we are just stopping an investigation. If you feel uncomfortable, why don't you go and have something to eat or drink?"