The Beast of Veroigne.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Hannatti
 player, 96 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Wed 22 Sep 2021
at 16:53
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
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Ok, let's all be there with going to see the baron.

Kirpich Rockson
 player, 1260 posts
 Rockin' Earth Cleric
 HP: 10/10, FP: 11/11
Wed 22 Sep 2021
at 21:16
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Hannatti (msg # 576):

We are here to get our reward. Hannatti will not be entitled to any, but the others are.
Hannatti
 player, 97 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Wed 22 Sep 2021
at 22:00
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Kirpich Rockson (msg # 577):

Hannatti shrugs, "Wouldn't expect anything else. It's fine."
Aethul
 player, 332 posts
 Shevnian Ranger
Wed 22 Sep 2021
at 23:26
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
He looks her way and gives her a small smile.
Hannatti
 player, 98 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Wed 22 Sep 2021
at 23:49
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Aethul (msg # 579):

When Aethul catches Hannatti's eye she responds with a nice welcoming smile; smiling with her eyes too, perhaps in promise.
Aethul
 player, 333 posts
 Shevnian Ranger
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 02:25
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
So your Grace, you can see we did not lie to you about our achievement.
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 1261 posts
 Rockin' Earth Cleric
 HP: 10/10, FP: 11/11
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 03:23
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Aethul (msg # 581):

"So we humbly request the reward promised for this task.

We are also interested in the tower nearby, which seems to be inhabited by intelligent undead...
"
Balir Ironhide
 player, 412 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 15:19
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
At the mention of the reward Balir lights up and nods. After all that is why they were there in the first place. And as his companion throws the tower into the conversation, he decides it is time chime in "Das ist richtig! There is a tower out there which has been infested with vampires of the worst kind. I have just been to the Archives and learned that there was supposed to have been a magical ward on the tower preventing the fiends from leaving, but we saw evidence that victims had been taken to the tower and killed. So the ward must have been weakened. Perhaps time has taken it's toll on the magic ... who knows."

Balir deliberately leaves out that if the barrier had actually been broken it was most likely done by themselves, as that would quite certainly mean there would be no reward for killing the vampires. Naturally, Balir would have wanted to clear out the tower either way, as there had been plenty of evidence of a great silver treasure in the tower, but he had never been one to turn away from a bit of extra coin. "So we were wondering, if possibly the baron would be interested in offering a reward for preventing a vampiric infection from spreading through his lands," he added hopefully, while tip-toeing enthusiastically.

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Hannatti
 player, 99 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 16:04
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Kirpich Rockson (msg # 582):

Hannatti visibly perks up at this. She shows a definite interest!

If the baroness is present she tries to let the baroness know this, perhaps a nod, a pointing finger and a tiny step in the adventurers' direction..
Baron Marcel Pequenaud
 NPC, 9 posts
 Lord of Veroigne
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 17:53
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Hannatti (msg # 584):

The baron's eyes narrow.

"You seem quite interested in that tower. clear it, and it can be yours! A fortalace such as that is worth more thsn mere coin, but I have silver for you as well."


OCC the tower is worth around $200k
Balir Ironhide
 player, 413 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 19:55
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
Balir's eyes open wide in surprise: "We will be ... landed? Can we ... collect taxes then?" He stops himself, as he fears the baron may rescind the offer. "Either way, I believe we accept," he says, looking at his companions while nodding encouragingly. "It will be an excellent base of operations once it has been restored. It is in a rather bad shape right now," he adds looking at the baron.
Hannatti
 player, 100 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 20:21
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Baron Marcel Pequenaud (msg # 585):

Hannatti coughs and clears her throat.
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 1262 posts
 Rockin' Earth Cleric
 HP: 10/10, FP: 11/11
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 21:33
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Balir Ironhide (msg # 586):

"Naturally we accept the generous offer for removing yet another evil from the land, especially welcome for the silver you offer as reward, but for now, there was also the offer of silver for the beast we have already slain, that we would appreciate. It will not compensate for the loss of a friend, but it will help reduce other stresses..."
Baron Marcel Pequenaud
 NPC, 10 posts
 Lord of Veroigne
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 22:14
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Kirpich Rockson (msg # 588):

<orange>"The value of the tower far exceeds that of the original reward for killing the beast.  I  offer you true ownership of the fortalace, and you may do with anyone...squatting...as you wish. I  also have 3 lbs of silver coin.


1000 sp, or $20k
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 1263 posts
 Rockin' Earth Cleric
 HP: 10/10, FP: 11/11
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 22:22
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Baron Marcel Pequenaud (msg # 589):

"Dealing with any squatters when you know it is filled with intelligent undead, and possibly worse? What a generous way to say it...but the silver is more in line with what was offered for the beast. We graciously accept the reward for the beast, and will attempt to reclaim the tower to remove that blight from your lands."

So 200 sp or $4,000 per person involved if I add up correctly?

Edit: Balir, Kirpich, Marlena, Aethul and Snorri

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Balir Ironhide
 player, 414 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Fri 24 Sep 2021
at 10:54
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
Balir keeps up appearances and remains relatively calm, but on the inside he is very excited at the prospect of co-owning a tower and getting another sizable reward. As Kirpich accepts the offer, he joins in "Yes, that does seem like a fine offer. I accept too, my baron" He looks at Hannatti and Aethul hoping for them to agree as well, so they can get out on the road - and get rich(er).
Hannatti
 player, 101 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Fri 24 Sep 2021
at 13:39
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
Hannatti stands quietly, still hoping for a formal invitation to go help clear out squatters rather than a one way ticket to the baron's prisons. Although the latter would prevent her haviung to worry about paying for her next meal, it was totally far from ideal.
Aethul
 player, 334 posts
 Shevnian Ranger
Fri 24 Sep 2021
at 19:25
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
The Lady is a part of this arrangement? He indicates Hannatti
Hannatti
 player, 102 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Fri 24 Sep 2021
at 21:16
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Aethul (msg # 593):

Hannatti thanks Aethul with the smallest of nods and smiles.
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 1264 posts
 Rockin' Earth Cleric
 HP: 10/10, FP: 11/11
Fri 24 Sep 2021
at 23:13
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Hannatti (msg # 594):

"Naturally, if she is so inclined. I had assumed so..."
Aethul
 player, 335 posts
 Shevnian Ranger
Sat 25 Sep 2021
at 02:50
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
As had I, but thought we needed to make that clear and official with the Baron's assent.
Hannatti
 player, 103 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Sat 25 Sep 2021
at 05:41
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Aethul (msg # 596):

Hannatti says nothing but exhudes enthusiasm.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 415 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Sat 25 Sep 2021
at 11:41
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
Balir nods satisfied "Looks like we are in agreement then," he says looking at the baron. "My companions and I will go lay plans on how to best deal with these fiends. Does the baron wish for a particular proof of kill, or will it be enough that we move into the tower? After all, vampires tend to turn to dust when killed, making it somewhat difficult to bring home a trophy," he adds looking at their employer.
Baron Marcel Pequenaud
 NPC, 11 posts
 Lord of Veroigne
Sat 25 Sep 2021
at 17:04
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
In reply to Balir Ironhide (msg # 598):

"I would accept proof of occupancy and ability to endure sunlight as fair demonstration."
Balir Ironhide
 player, 416 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Sat 25 Sep 2021
at 17:09
Re: The Beast of Veroigne
"Hehehe", Balir puts up a small laugh at the barons terms. "Very well, that seems fair enough," he answers with a smile. Balir looks at his companions "Shall we withdraw and make plans then?"

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