Seekers of the Flame.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Masugatan
 player, 389 posts
 street thug
Wed 29 Jul 2020
at 23:58
Re: Seekers of the Flame
“So what do you say?  Should I lift it, or leave it alone?” He awaits their response with the infinite patience you might expect from a well-bred gentleman such as himself.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:59, Wed 29 July.

Emma Wilson
 player, 30 posts
 Priestess of Helios
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 08:26
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Masugatan (msg # 492):

"What are you actually trying to do?"
Evelina Grattan
 player, 90 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 09:00
Re: Seekers of the Flame
"If you plan to steal that chalice, you should just leave off.  Hurting yourself trying to lift the grate might be the least of your worries."
McNealy
 player, 47 posts
 Gnome Alchemist
 10/10 hp 11/11 f
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 14:36
Re: Seekers of the Flame
From off in the weeds, McNealy pulls up a plant and stows it into his bag, and then walks over "I'll help you with the grate.  It's obvious no one is maintaining this place, and whatever god it stands for has long abandoned it.  No sense leaving the chalice here for anyone to take."

OOC  Assist Masugatan with the grate.
Emma Wilson
 player, 31 posts
 Priestess of Helios
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 20:28
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to McNealy (msg # 495):

"If it has been left here for a long time, there is probably a reason. I would prefer not to find out..."
Jednesa
 player, 482 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:27/36 FP:13/13
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 20:30
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Jednesa just shakes her head.
Evelina Grattan
 player, 91 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Thu 30 Jul 2020
at 22:08
Re: Seekers of the Flame
"With the permission of the Frog God, it might be possible to ask.  Perhaps we should try before disturbing the shrine -- or simply leave it be, and in the absence of any wine, let Jednesa's offering stand alone or add to it."
Valerie
 NPC, 19 posts
 Barfly
Fri 31 Jul 2020
at 18:05
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Evelina Grattan (msg # 498):

"McNealy, do you have a spot of oil, and, er some locksmithing tools? I had to pawn mine beforecwe left town."
She i dicates two rusted locks, around the sides of the shrine that may be affecting the portcullis' movement.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1934 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Fri 31 Jul 2020
at 19:58
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Valerie (msg # 499):

"Maybe I can help with that, though I am not sure I should...what precisely do you want to do Massy?"
Evelina Grattan
 player, 92 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Fri 31 Jul 2020
at 23:08
Re: Seekers of the Flame
"I truly think we ought to leave that chalice be, unless we have an offering of wine -- and we don't."
Masugatan
 player, 391 posts
 street thug
Sat 1 Aug 2020
at 08:59
Re: Seekers of the Flame
“Okay.  Just leave it then?”
Evelina Grattan
 player, 93 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Sat 1 Aug 2020
at 13:00
Re: Seekers of the Flame
"Yes, just leave it.  If there is any food left from breakfast, something better than Jednesa's ration might be appropriate -- but really, without knowing more about whatever spirit or deity this shrine was made for, there's no way to know what's correct.

"Worth considering, also, Masugatan -- it looks to have been here a long time.  If it weren't protected, someone less respectful would surely have taken it before now."

Masugatan
 player, 392 posts
 street thug
Mon 3 Aug 2020
at 02:42
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Nodding, he steps back.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1935 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Mon 3 Aug 2020
at 09:03
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to Masugatan (msg # 504):

"We ready to move on then?"
Evelina Grattan
 player, 94 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Mon 3 Aug 2020
at 09:09
Re: Seekers of the Flame
"Yes, I think so."
Jednesa
 player, 483 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:27/36 FP:13/13
Mon 3 Aug 2020
at 16:54
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Jednesa stands, stretches, and takes up the ox-cart's tongue prepared to get moving, she's happily muttering "gonna wrestle dragons... gonna wrestle dragons".
McNealy
 player, 48 posts
 Gnome Alchemist
 10/10 hp 11/11 f
Mon 3 Aug 2020
at 17:07
Re: Seekers of the Flame
McNealy lingers a bit by the shrine.

"Business is hard.  Every little bit helps.  I can get us in to the shrine without any problems.  We should collect the chalice."

Seeing that the rest of the group has pulled away, he shakes his head.  Reaching for the webbing on Cookie, he pulls out a vial, and applies it to the rusty locks.

OOC The last time around I checked the sheet, and wasn't playing him quite right.  Have adjusted to be more accurate...which will likely cause trouble.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1936 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Mon 3 Aug 2020
at 20:29
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to McNealy (msg # 508):

"Don't piss off the gods, McNeally. Business can get a lot tougher doing that. Maybe that is why business is tough...you are pissing off the wrong beings. Come on."

She starts to lead the group away...
Evelina Grattan
 player, 95 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Mon 3 Aug 2020
at 21:40
Re: Seekers of the Flame
"I agree with Christine.  Best to leave it alone, unless you have wine and plan to make an offering."
Masugatan
 player, 393 posts
 street thug
Tue 4 Aug 2020
at 05:25
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Masugatan smiles at the talk of pissing on the gods, recalling his past behavior in the temple.  Those were the days.
Narrator
 GM, 8055 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 4 Aug 2020
at 19:59
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to McNealy (msg # 508):

The locks disolve and fall off.
Evelina Grattan
 player, 96 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Tue 4 Aug 2020
at 22:30
Re: Seekers of the Flame
"Alchemist McNealy!  Are you personally determined to bring down the wrath of, at least, a local spirit on us?"
McNealy
 player, 49 posts
 Gnome Alchemist
 10/10 hp 11/11 f
Wed 5 Aug 2020
at 16:36
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Alchemist McNealy shrugs at the question.  "I don't believe in religion, for the most part.  It does work for healing spells and other magicks, but I personally have no connection to the Gods.  Science is where I place my faith."

With that, he walks in and picks up the chalice.

OOC  If "unopposed" in this action, he will put it in his pack and leave.

No one here believes it will be that simple....

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1937 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Wed 5 Aug 2020
at 20:31
Re: Seekers of the Flame
In reply to McNealy (msg # 514):

Christine will scowl at the alchemists' arrogance.

"We want no part of that. We are not thieves so if there is retribution, you will have to deal with it yourself. I am leaving..."

She continues down the road.
Elaina Grattan
 player, 44 posts
 Holy Sister of the
 Frog God Cult
Wed 5 Aug 2020
at 22:33
Re: Seekers of the Flame
Shaking her head, Elaina turns to follow her sister and Christine.

"Let's go, Jednesa.  We probably don't want to be too close to him."