A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
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Sat 8 Aug 2015
at 17:58
A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
The guards recognize Huntsman Chodo and allows both him and you to pass. The children are shooed away.
One of the guards sends a clan youth to notify others that they have guests.

Crossing the first barge you enter another that is mostly open and has a higher than usual curved roof over it.

The roof is supported by green columns with hanging portraying underwater scenes and naked people cavorting in the water.

At one end is a raised dais with an elaborate gold emblem mounted high above it.
Just beneath it is the Emerald Fisher crest.

Many people enter and array themselves about the area and on several steps of the dais, all lower than the top.
After a wait an elderly woman is escorted to the dais, second step from the top.
Huntsman Chodo introduces you to Senior Scribe Equinil the First Wife of Senior Elder Dadayel.

She has the new arrivals names added to the clan roster and assigns Major Domo Runmaru to allocate quarters for them.

Huntsman Chodo tells Senior Scribe Equinil what you had said your skills were.

After a time Senior Elder Dadayel arrives with several others and is assisted to the top of the dais.
The rest array themselves in open places on the dais and floor.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 18:08, Sat 08 Aug 2015.

Senior Scribe Equinil
Sat 8 Aug 2015
at 18:03
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
"Guard Captain Sakza of the Silver Kangal was just here with a commission for us that you may be able to fulfill."

"It seems that while the favored son of a senior member of Iron Fist was in their keeping. The boy dropped his bracelet down the well."

"It would not be good to return the boy without it so they need someone to fetch it from the well."

"As Huntsman Chodo says you can hold your breath a long time," she gestures toward Huruyan, "you would be perfect to lower into the well."

"Your brother", she gestures toward Kumahl, "can guide the rope and help pull you back up once you have it."

Clapping her hands she commands, "Bring the Drop of Sunlight Gem."

When it is brought, she continues. "This will provide light even under water. Do Not lose it."

"While you refresh, I will send word that you will be arriving to help the Silver Kangal with this task."

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 18:08, Sat 08 Aug 2015.

GM
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 All Seeing Eye
Sat 8 Aug 2015
at 18:07
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
During this time Senior Elder Dadayel nods and seems to be paying attention to what is being said but makes no comments.

This message was last updated by the GM at 18:08, Sat 08 Aug 2015.

Huruyan
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Sat 8 Aug 2015
at 18:40
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
In reply to GM (msg # 3):

Huruyan leans over and whispers to Kumahl, "This looks like a fine first adventure, I think we should take it, what do you think?"
Kumahl
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Sat 8 Aug 2015
at 20:45
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In reply to Huruyan (msg # 4):

"Would give me a chance to try my rope and wheel idea to suspend weight. I can use either telepathy or ESP to see what is going on down there and know when to pull you up." whispering to Huruyan.
Huruyan
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Sat 8 Aug 2015
at 21:07
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 5):

"That sounds like something we could do. What do we get for our efforts?"
Huntsman Chodo
Sun 9 Aug 2015
at 01:46
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"If you repay the Silver Kangal in this way I'm sure that they will remember it.
Doing this will earn the Emerald Fishers much good will, and not just from the Silver Kangal."

"Many things of importance go missing beneath the water and few can recover them."

"While the Silver Nets pull things from the water, some of what they drag up should stay there.
Also, their nets do not capture small things, many of which can be precious to their owners."

"It will be my pleasure to inform the Silver Kangal that the Emerald Fishers now have someone who can do this sort of thing, just like years ago."
Huruyan
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Sun 9 Aug 2015
at 08:24
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
In reply to Huntsman Chodo (msg # 7):

"Sounds good, when do we start?" Huruyan is eager to repay his debt to the Silver Kangal and show his value to his clan.
Kumahl
 player, 97 posts
Sun 9 Aug 2015
at 16:15
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In reply to Huruyan (msg # 8):

"Anychance that the Silver Net have been drawing up the Tsoggu?"

"We encountered a few of these before we landed in Silver Net waters."

Looking to Huruyan, "I am ready when you are."
Huntsman Chodo
Sun 9 Aug 2015
at 19:58
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
After considering Kumahl's question.
"I don't think even the Nets would stoop to bringing Tsoggu to these waters but they wouldn't destroy them either.
Any added hazard helps them to reduce competitors as far as they are concerned."

Lucky their nets don't drag up the oysters that the Emerald Fishers depend on.
They do disturb the beds and we suspect at least one diver has drown tangled in their nets.
Of course they claim they just pulled up the dead body and didn't cause it.
GM
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 All Seeing Eye
Sun 9 Aug 2015
at 20:01
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"Major-Domo Runmaru will assign you a place to sleep and store that basket," stated Senior Scribe Equinil, "You will be given the Drop of Sunlight Gem before you leave for the commision."
"With Senior Elder Dadayel's permission of course."
Equinil deferred to her husband for his approval.
"Yes, yes, what she said," mumbled Senior Elder Dadayel.

With that you were dismissed.

Major-Domo Runmaru motioned to the brothers, "Follow me and bring your basket."

Leaving that barge and passing though the hangings you enter another. A boat has just arrived at its edge and baskets of large oysters are being unloaded.
This barge is where the oysters are checked for pearls and moved to pots.
People with the symbol of a yellow wheel are toting off the potted oysters.

You move through this barge to one of a chain of boats with connecting walkways.
Major-Domo Runmaru stopped before one of them where a grey-haired, wizened, leathery looking man sat on an upturned pot.
Major-Domo Runmaru
Sun 9 Aug 2015
at 20:04
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"Scribe Nebussa, Senior Scribe Equinil has welcomed these cousins to our clan home," said Runmaru as way of introduction.
"Cousin Huruyan and Kumahl have just arrived in our city and already have been commissioned with a job for the clan.
Make them comfortable on your boat. I will send someone for them once all the details of their task have been arranged."
GM
 GM, 230 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Sun 9 Aug 2015
at 20:11
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
Scribe Nebussa looks you over and then beckons, "Right this way Cousins."

The boat is separated into two aisles separated and walled by drying seaweed strung in rows.
Hammocks are strung across between these 'walls' and two slightly raised platforms stretch stem to stern under the hammocks.

Scribe Nebussa stops midway down a row.
"The space under these hammocks should do nicely," he says as he points at the platform. There are two mats rolled up side by side before you.
"You can stuff your basket there under the kelp," he adds.
There are a few other pots and boxes in a line under the center 'wall'.
All are damp from the drying seaweed.

"Welcome to The Chamber of the Sea Forest, may your slumber be peaceful."
"Let me know if you need anything I can help with. Welcome to our humble abode."
Huruyan
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Mon 10 Aug 2015
at 10:30
Re: A1 S4: Membership Has Its Price
In reply to GM (msg # 13):

Turning to Kumahl, "I don't know about you Kumahl, but if they don't need us right now I think I will take a nap."