With Kalima.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Narrator
 GM, 7671 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 19 Apr 2020
at 18:32
With Kalima
After leaving the shop, Mancini, Aoife, Oly, Kalima, Norman and the hunchbacked shopkeeper are in an alleyway about to split up...
Oly
 player, 1207 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sun 19 Apr 2020
at 20:39
With Kalima
Besd ged a move on and nod sdand around
Mancini
 player, 353 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Sun 19 Apr 2020
at 20:44
With Kalima
"Ok group. Let's go get paid. Oly, Ardenas, you don't have to go in, but will you at least watch our backs until we get there?"
Oly
 player, 1208 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sun 19 Apr 2020
at 21:00
With Kalima
Zure, nod dezerding you, juz don' like da place.
Aoife
 player, 695 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Sun 19 Apr 2020
at 21:30
With Kalima
In reply to Oly (msg # 4):

"We still have the shopkeeper to deal with. Is he demonic, Kalima?"
Sederic
 player, 389 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Sun 19 Apr 2020
at 21:31
With Kalima
In reply to Aoife (msg # 5):

Sederic will move to ensure he does not think about leaving so soon...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1443 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 19 Apr 2020
at 23:26
With Kalima
"I don't think he's a demon.  More like he was working for them in exchange for something -- maybe looking like he did in there instead of this way, maybe more than that."
Mancini
 player, 354 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Mon 20 Apr 2020
at 01:46
With Kalima
"Yes, the whole place seemed cloaked in some sort of illusion spell, making everything more appealing than it really is. I saw glimpses of its true appearance shortly before I left and it was nothing how it was when we first entered the shop."

Mancini began slowly walking towards the Haedereum. "Hey, shopkeep, what were they paying you in there?"
Johan Faustus
 NPC, 27 posts
 Questionable vendor
 Of occult supplies
Mon 20 Apr 2020
at 20:03
With Kalima
In reply to Mancini (msg # 8):

"What they paid me I could not spend. What wealth there was, could never leave the shop with me. What goods I had access to, I could only use to defend the shop. In a word, poorly, because I did not phrase my terms better."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1444 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 20 Apr 2020
at 21:31
With Kalima
"So, much like all the tales, then."
Johan Faustus
 NPC, 28 posts
 Questionable vendor
 Of occult supplies
Tue 21 Apr 2020
at 18:26
With Kalima
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 10):

"There are many tales that are true, but far too many about men getting the better of demons. Many of them are not bright, but those among them who write contracts are smarter than they seem. It is true also that trading with them need not come at an eternal cost, although the willingness to trade can lead one on the path without a contract."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1445 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 21 Apr 2020
at 22:30
With Kalima
"We have those among men, too.  It seems it might be easier to write a contract for someone's ill than not."
Johan Faustus
 NPC, 29 posts
 Questionable vendor
 Of occult supplies
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 18:38
With Kalima
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 12):

"Ours is a purely voluntary organization.  Contracts are for those who desire powers and gifts beyond the scope of a simple trade. We encourage people to follow their desires to their natural conclusion."

This message was last edited by the player at 18:02, Thu 23 Apr.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1446 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 23:46
With Kalima
"Even when those desires lead them to harm others?

"Surely none has the right to do that, unless to prevent harm to himself or someone else.  And the distinction between wrongful harm and harm done rightly must lie in who initiates aggression, and who has it forced on him."

Aoife
 player, 696 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Thu 23 Apr 2020
at 03:49
With Kalima
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 14):

"Most people's desires are selfish, and if followed to their natural conclusion, highly destructive. So what are you then? Human?"
Johan Faustus
 NPC, 30 posts
 Questionable vendor
 Of occult supplies
Thu 23 Apr 2020
at 18:04
With Kalima
In reply to Aoife (msg # 15):

"Me? Yes. I am a man. Do what thou wilt is the whole of the law."
Aoife
 player, 697 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Thu 23 Apr 2020
at 20:14
With Kalima
In reply to Johan Faustus (msg # 16):

"Then lets hand him over to the Haderaum and keep going with our search..."
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1447 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 23 Apr 2020
at 21:30
With Kalima
"Seems to me I've heard a law similar to yours.  It was 'If it harm none, do what thou wilt.'  See the difference?"
Sederic
 player, 390 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Fri 24 Apr 2020
at 03:47
With Kalima
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 18):

"Bah. He consorted with demons. Hand him over, get paid, find next target. Can we go do that now?"
Mancini
 player, 355 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Fri 24 Apr 2020
at 16:17
With Kalima
"Human desires need to be controlled. Without order, it seems to me that society breaks into chaos and disorder, and with that, it becomes the tyrants, the madmen, and the demons who rule the society absolutely."

Mancini scowls at Faust. "Let's begin our trek to the Haedereum. Unless our special friend here has something of value to tell us...like the name of his employer."

12:11, Today: Mancini rolled 14 using 3d6.  Area knowledge Northport 15, quickest route.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1448 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 24 Apr 2020
at 22:39
With Kalima
Ardenas listens with interest for how the shopkeeper will reply to that.