A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Huntsman Chodo
Fri 14 Aug 2015
at 20:13
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
"Nobody goes down there. That's why they want you to do it."

"All anyone knows is that when they ask for water a servant or slave throws down a bucket and they always get water."

"What else matters?"
Huruyan
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Fri 14 Aug 2015
at 21:50
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
In reply to Huntsman Chodo (msg # 40):

"What else indeed, well Kumahl unless you can think of anything else we just need the poles and rope and we can start."
Kumahl
 player, 107 posts
Fri 14 Aug 2015
at 23:07
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In reply to Huruyan (msg # 41):

"Someone mentioned a light source."

Looking to Huruyan, "Do you want to try holding the stone or would you rather have both hands free?"
GM
 GM, 239 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Sat 15 Aug 2015
at 00:09
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
"The Drop of Sunlight Gem has already been induced to the equipment list," responded Grujung to Chodo.
He clearly knew Kumahl was the one that mentioned it.

"Clan Accountant Grujung do you still have that The Eye of Being an Unimpeachable Shield Against Foes?" asked Huntsman Chodo.

"In case there is something in the water that eats people, that would help Huruyan escape with the bracelet."

Grujung grudging admitted that he did.
"I suppose it would not do to let them fail at this when it could have been prevented."

To his assistant, "add that to the list," he directed.

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:12, Sat 15 Aug 2015.

Huruyan
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Sat 15 Aug 2015
at 00:20
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
In reply to GM (msg # 43):

Replying to Kumahl, "I think I will need both hands free, so some sort of net cage for the stone and the Eye will be needed." Turning to Chodo, "Please tell me about this Eye of Being an Unimpeachable Shield Against Foes, it may well make the difference between failure and successfully returning the bracelet."
Huntsman Chodo
Sat 15 Aug 2015
at 00:35
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
"From what I know, it completely protects a few nearby people from bites or weapons for about twenty minutes.
It doesn't help you against magic or other non-physical effects though, so you can still drown if something pins you underwater."

"Most things in the water bite so that shouldn't be a problem."

"What nobody knows is how many times it will work. A few of these eye things have use counters but if I recall this one doesn't."

Grujung nods agreement.

"I suggest using it only as a last resort."

Grujung nods agreement again while looking like he would rather you didn't use it at all.
GM
 GM, 240 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Sat 15 Aug 2015
at 18:30
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
While the discussion is going on a man hurries into the chamber.
He announced that the Legion from Jakalla had held off an attack by the Yan Koryani and gained great glory.

All who heard the news snapped their fingers in appreciation.
Kumahl
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Sat 15 Aug 2015
at 22:03
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
In reply to GM (msg # 46):

Kumahl listens to the news, uncertain what to make of it.

From his pack Kumahl pulls a chlen attachment for his left gauntlet that he straps on. This device contains an hourglass with fine sand, actually a minute timer. The second item is like a small abacus with three varying chlen knuckle beads.

When the rope arrives, Kumahl begin tieing red cloth strips into knots he places at 10 foot intervals. He also knots one of his 50 foot ropes to each of the 100 foot ropes.

 Turning to Huruyan  he explains, "The knoted rope goes around your waist. It will let you know by the bumps felt in the rope, how far you have gone."

Continuing, "The other rope will be attached under your arms and around your chest. This one will be strung through the pulley attached to the tripod. I will use this rope after 2 minutes to begin quickly pulling you out so that you should be able to grab your breath before 4 minutes.<blue/>

Taking off his chlen leather helmet with chin strap, he also hands this to Huruyan. "<blue>This will let me speak to you and for you to speak through your mind to me.
"

"All that is left is securing the stones. Once I can look at them, we can devise a means for carrying them."
Huruyan
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Sun 16 Aug 2015
at 10:56
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In reply to Kumahl (msg # 47):

"Kumahl, remember I have control person and can hold my breath for much longer than 4 minutes. Also one of my talents is net making and a fine net of string would work well for holding the stone and eye. Now given my ability to hold my breath I think a double tug on the rope could be the signal to pull me up."
GM
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 All Seeing Eye
Sun 16 Aug 2015
at 12:24
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
All these amazing contraptions being pulled from a bag by Cousin Kumahl, has attracted the attention of a man in black.
Over the Emerald Fisher insignia on his sash is an azure beetle and crescent moon.
He moves to join the brothers and inspects everything closely without touching anything.
While his nails are not painted, they are clean.
Also the skirt and sash he is wearing is of new material, as are his sandals.

"What are these interesting things and where did you get them cousin?" he asked Kumahl.

He also shows sharp interest in Huruyan's comment about holding his breath.

"You have skill as a diver?" he asked Huruyan.
Huruyan
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Sun 16 Aug 2015
at 20:52
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In reply to GM (msg # 49):

"Not really, while most in my village went swimming and diving I decided to hunt and gained skill in that area. I can swim and this project doesn't seem to require any real swimming or diving abilities, just the ability to stay under water long enough to search for the bracelet."
Kumahl
 player, 109 posts
Mon 17 Aug 2015
at 10:32
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
To Huruyan, Kumahl says, "I had forgotten about your ability to breathe longer. I will join all the ropes and run them through the pulley. Not sure that we need more than 300 feet of rope."

Looking to the black clad man, "Excuse me sir, I do not believe we have been introduced. I am Kumahl. While I am of the Emerald Fisher clan, my talents are more in creating things to aid my brothers and sisters in their various tasks."

Holding up the 2 wheel device "This is a pulley. With a rope threaded through the wheels and attached to a tripod, I can pull up easily things weighing 2 or 3 times my weight."

Pointing to the gauntlet, and more specifically the miniature abacus, "This allows me to measure distance on a diver. Small beads are for 10 feet. Medium beads are for 100 feet. Large beads are for 1000 feet. With a rope knotted for 10 feet and flagged for 100 feet, I can judge how far down or how long a distance a diver has gone."

"The little minute timer allows me to monitor the amount of air a diver has."

"If I can get the right resources and the proper training, crafting imbued or enhanced items would be my next challenge."
Huntsman Chodo
Mon 17 Aug 2015
at 12:05
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To Huruyan, "A man after my own heart."
"We must be from the same lineage."
"Maybe we can go on some hunting trips together after this job is done."

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:06, Mon 17 Aug 2015.

Junior Priest Panjang
Mon 17 Aug 2015
at 12:14
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The man in black introduces himself to Kumahl.
"I am Junior Priest of Ksarul Panjang.

"I see you are a follower of Thumis cousin, which explains why you display these marvels for all to see," he adds with a sly smile.

"I am pleased another member of our family studies the secrets of the ancients though I don't understand why you follow the teachings of Thumis."
"It is good you are applying your knowledge to better the clan."

"I would be happy to learn all you know, about the use of these," he adds with a flip of his hand.
Huruyan
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Mon 17 Aug 2015
at 12:53
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In reply to Huntsman Chodo (msg # 52):

"That would be an honor and a great pleasure," Huruyan gives Chodo small dip of his head and a smile.
GM
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 All Seeing Eye
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 00:23
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
"Speaking of the job getting done, is there anything else you need delivered to the well?" asked Huntsman Chodo.

Major-Domo Runmaru rattled a small wooden device and a youth hurried into the chamber.
"Tell the Yellow Wheel that we will need two bearers in here to deliver assorted equipment to the Silver Kangal clanhouse.

The youth bowed and hurried back out.
Kumahl
 player, 110 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 01:04
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To Junior Priest, "Thumis has guided my hand in the past, so that is where I start. However, I am open to learning of the others ancients."

"Major-Domo, I believe we are ready." Kumahl looks to Huruyan.
Huruyan
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Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 02:22
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In reply to Kumahl (msg # 56):

"Yes we are ready to proceed."
GM
 GM, 250 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 12:27
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
A woman brings two small boxes to the Major-Domo who directs her to Panjang.

He takes the boxes and turns to you.
"This is the Drop of Sunlight," he said as he opened the box with a image of a sun on the outside.
In the shade of the chamber the glittering glass ball inside emits brilliant light.
He closed that box and handed it Kumahl. "While these may be common, you should still take good care of it."

"Now this is not common," he said as he opened the other box. On the outside of the box was an inscription.
Inside was a small egg shaped object like a petrified eyeball.

Panjang picks out the object and sets it in his palm. He then shows you that there is a iris on one end and a stud on the other.
"You point the iris towards yourself and press the stud. If it still has charges, it starts its effect."

This too he hands to Kumahl.
Huruyan
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Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 16:10
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
In reply to GM (msg # 58):

As soon as he sees the Eye and Drop of Sunlight, now knowing their size Huruyan starts weaving small nets to hold them. Then he asks, "How hard must you push the stud on the Eye, I certainly don't want to activate it accidently?"

This message was last edited by the player at 16:15, Tue 18 Aug 2015.

Junior Priest Panjang
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 17:24
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In what might be considered a smug tone Panjang answers, "A firm squeeze is needed. It will not activate just by rolling around in your hand or a bag."
GM
 GM, 251 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 17:30
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
Two men enter the chamber following youth you had seen sent after them earlier.
They have the Yellow Wheel emblem dangling from a cord around their necks.
Much like yours.
Between them they have a light well worn woven basket with a flimsy cover.

They are directed to gather your items together and put them in their basket for transport.
Kumahl
 player, 112 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 18:07
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In reply to Junior Priest Panjang (msg # 60):

"Panjang, would you have kept the expended "Eyes"? Just something for us to look at and study after we get back."
Junior Priest Panjang
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 23:38
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"Yes, certainly."
"Also, I want you to return that one to me when you complete your commission."

"Our temple makes a study of these devices. If you happen to find a device of the ancients, even if it is not working, you need to give it to us."
GM
 GM, 252 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 23:56
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Clan Accountant Grujung takes the large stamp and stamps the bottom of the large finely embellished document.
He then sprinkles a pinch of powder over the stamp mark.

After a few seconds, he carefully rolls the document up and inserts it into a silver tube.
The cap is placed on it and the tube is handed to Huntsman Chodo.

Major-Domo Runmaru has summoned a couple of Emerald Fisher guardsmen to escort you.
They are standing ready.

"Well gentlemen, lets present you to the Silver Kangal," Major-Domo Runmaru states confidently.

With that Huntsman Chodo and the guards lead you off with the Yellow Wheel bearers behind.