A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Kumahl
 player, 142 posts
Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 02:45
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
"Brother Chodo, may I see it? The markings are in a language I seem to recognize."

"There may be some other qualities to this bracelet that give it, its importance."
GM
 GM, 297 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 12:15
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
Kumahl looks carefully at the bracelet.
It is heavy enough to be solid gold and the rubies are firmly mounted.
The roller is a part of the bracelet and cannot be removed without bending the arms that hold it attached.
It looks to be very old.

The Emerald Fisher guardsmen return with an escort.
They have found a fountain with a drain that may connect to the aqueduct.
Huntsman Chodo
Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 12:25
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
"Are you well Huruyan?" asked Chodo, "That wound looks bad."
"We need to get that attended to."
"Kumahl, do we have any extra cloth to use as a bandage?"

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Huruyan
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Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 13:07
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
In reply to Huntsman Chodo (msg # 74):

"Thank you Chodo, it is painful and anything that can be done to help would be appreciated." Then turning to Kumahl, "Kumahl, why not try writing the patterns down, that way you can take your time trying to see if they mean anything?"

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Kumahl
 player, 143 posts
Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 14:43
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
Casts Cure Light Wounds on Huruyan's arm. 08:33, Today: Kumahl rolled 3 using 1d8.  CLW for Huruyan.

Looking at Huruyan,"I am amazed, but I do know what it says. This bracelet is very old. Thanks for your suggestion brother." From his pack, Kumahl retrieves his compact drawing case to sketch the marks  and write his translation. He then hands back the bracelet to Chodo.

Also from his pack Huruyan hands Huntsman Chodo a small roll of cloth, "I will need to get some more cloth, this is my last one. May be a good idea to check our supplies."

Realizing that the guardsmen had returned, "Brethren, thank you for returning so promptly. Will you please pull the statue from the well?"

Turning to face the newcomer, "I am Kumahl of the Emerald Fishers, thank you for answering my plea for assistance and information."
Huruyan
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Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 16:10
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 76):

"Thank you brother, my arm feels much better." To Chodo "Thank you as well but it looks like I won't be needing a bandage." Then back to Kumahl, "Please, what does it say, it must be important?"
Kumahl
 player, 144 posts
Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 16:56
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
Double checking his notes and the roller once more.

"Guarding untold power is He Who Has No Tail"
Huruyan
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Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 17:36
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 78):

"That is a strange riddle, for none of us have a tail and we don't guard untold power. Are you sure of your translation?"
Huntsman Chodo
Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 18:15
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
Huntsman Chodo smiles at Huruyan and said, "It is very old, I'm sure whoever carved it was not thinking of us."
He returned the cloth back to Kumahl.
"You continue to amaze me. Are you sure you are just a clan servant?" he asked Kumahl.
GM
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 All Seeing Eye
Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 18:17
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
The Emerald Fisher guardsmen frowned at Kumahl.
"We are guardsmen. Lifting statues out of wells is not appropriate duty, please ask a servant to do such."
The guard that spoke up slyly glanced at the Iron Fist guardsman that had accompanied them back to the well and saw only the usual contempt for those lesser than himself, not more.

Kumahl's introduction to the Irom Fist guard as a duty-less clan servant did nothing to lessen this contempt.
It may even have heightened it.

He ignored Kumahl but seemed to be closely following the discuss of the bracelet.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:55, Fri 04 Sept 2015.

Kumahl
 player, 145 posts
Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 20:06
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
Stowing the cloth and his bracelet translations in his pack, Kumahl grabs the rope for the statue and with Huruyan and Chod's help, heaves the statue clear of the water and the well. Settling the statue near the well wall with Huruyan and Chodo's help, Kumahl leans close to his brothers and whispers, "Chodo, secure the bracelet my brother. I do not trust the guardsmen here."

Standing up and without looking to the guardsmen, he disassembles the pulley and braces and stows them in the basket. He begins coiling the rope and separates the 100 foot sections from the 50 foot ones. With Huruyan's help they stack the ropes and poles so things are ready to be carried back.

Walking past the guardsmen, "We all serve. Some just do it better than others. Those who cannot do their job do not need the rewards, whatever they may be."

Kumahl begins walking in the direction of water flow and the aqueducts, "I will find what I need, thank you."
Huntsman Chodo
Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 23:23
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
After listening to Kumahl's whisper he whispered back, "I warned you about talking to anyone directly."
"You haven't been here long enough to know how things are done I can see from your request of your guardsmen, and in public."
"It is insulting to treat them like common servants and tell them to do non-military tasks."

"If you insult the Iron Fist guardsman in this way he has every right to challenge you to a duel to the death.
Though more likely your clan would just pay blood-money (called shamtla) to have the insult pardoned."

"Insulting the Emerald Fisher guardsmen can be handled within your own clan," he added.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:05, Fri 04 Sept 2015.

Kumahl
 player, 146 posts
Wed 2 Sep 2015
at 02:21
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
Looking at Chodo, "Noted. Is there a scroll somewhere with the pecking orders listed.

"By the way, Huntsman Chodo, I respect your willingness to work with my brother and I. Thank you."

"Huruyan lets move out of here." Kumahl comes back and picks up an end of a basket and prepares himself to leave.
Huntsman Chodo
Wed 2 Sep 2015
at 12:09
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
Looking at Kumahl with a sympathetic expression.
"I'm sure it is all a bit overwhelming for someone from a far off island."

"Actually there are many such scrolls that scribes of each clan keep."
"All the Skills that the clan members have and their rank at those skills."

"For those outside of the clan you can still read their badges and insignia to determine their place in the world."

"Ranks takes some practice I guess since it helps to know the latest fashions but you can guess close enough by how expensive and ornate the outfit."

"It is always better to be polite than to not be," he added with a sharp look.
Huruyan
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Wed 2 Sep 2015
at 15:38
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
In reply to Huntsman Chodo (msg # 85):

Speaking quietly to Kumahl, "When I said we don't have tails, I meant not just us right here but all of us, our whole clan, Chodo's clan, the city full of people. If your translation is correct then I suspect that he who has no tail is referring to someone of a species that normally do have tails. What do you think?"
Kumahl
 player, 148 posts
Wed 2 Sep 2015
at 16:50
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
Leaning over the basket to adjust its contents, Kumahl whispers back to Huruyan, "It is worth looking into. May be something more exciting than capturing lost pets." Kumahl looks up at his brother and winks.
Huruyan
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Wed 2 Sep 2015
at 17:06
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 87):

"You are so right!" Whispering back, "We should let the bearers carry the basket." and with that he unobtrusively nods in the direction of the two yellow wheel men with them.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:12, Wed 02 Sept 2015.

Kumahl
 player, 149 posts
Wed 2 Sep 2015
at 18:34
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
Remembering that there is a place and position in all things, Kumahl looks for the noble porters who brought their belongings to the well. "Brother Chodo, where did we send the porters? Let us be on our way. We have some important people to meet with before the day is through."
GM
 GM, 301 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 01:48
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
The two Yellow Wheel clansmen hurry over to the basket when summoned.

Huntsman Chodo asked you to wait a moment while he hurried over to the caretaker of the atrium.

The caretaker rattled a pattern on his wooden shaker to summon a servant, who was then sent off.

A small group of servants and scribes came and set up an inlaid wooden table with golden scroll work.
They laid out Fine porcelain jars and jeweled writing instruments.
After a wait, a finely dressed woman arrived and seated herself.
Huntsman Chodo politely showed the bracelet to her.
Once everything was in order, a document was drawn up, stamped and given to Chodo in exchange for the bracelet.

Huntsman Chodo remained seated while everything is gathered up and carried off after the woman has left.

Rolling up the document and placing it in his silver tube, he then returned to you.
Huntsman Chodo
Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 01:54
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
"Well, that went as well as can be expected," he said with a resigned tone.

"I imagine you are ready to get back to your clan house. You should easily be in time for the victory celebration tonight."
He sounded wistful as he said it.

With that everyone took there places and headed out of the Iron Fist clan house.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:06, Fri 04 Sept 2015.

Huruyan
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Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 10:54
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
In reply to Huntsman Chodo (msg # 91):

"Pardon my asking,Huntsman Chodo, but you seem disappointed and I thought we did exactly as asked. So why are you not happy, or at least satisfied?"
Huntsman Chodo
Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 11:44
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
"I am pleased with what you have done. Very pleased."
"It is the Iron Fist."
"They treated the return as if a servant was delivering a package."
"As if this whole incident was somehow my clan's fault and they had handled the Kuruku properly."

"We can't argue the point with them, and others will believe them."

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:06, Fri 04 Sept 2015.

Kumahl
 player, 150 posts
Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 15:30
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
In reply to Huntsman Chodo (msg # 93):

"Should we even concern ourselves with the Kuruku then? I mean, we went after the bracelet, got it, and returned it. If they treat us with such disdain, then we find others to be employed to."

Continuing in hushed conversation with the two hunters, "Besides, the information on the bracelet is more valuable then the bracelet itself. Chodo, be of good cheer my brother. Come join us tonight and maybe we can discuss other business opportunities."
Huntsman Chodo
Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 17:37
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
"Yes, trapping another Kuruku isn't hard. They can't really be trained so the Iron Fist will just have to accept it."
"If they want to have its mind altered for obedience that is up to them," he added with an air of dismissal.

"You think that bracelet may be the key to something?" His face showed interest.

"As for joining you ... I do miss my partying. The Silver Kangal is much more serious a clan," he said with a grin.

"A price to pay for gaining higher status but, only rarely having a chance to party feels like a steep price sometimes."

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:06, Fri 04 Sept 2015.

Kumahl
 player, 151 posts
Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 17:49
Re: A1 S5: Deeper Than It Looks
Continuing in hushed tones, "We will have to approach this carefully. Like you said Chodo, tact is the name of this game. Not certain that we can pursue details right away. We should be able to gather information as we continue our finding and recovery throughout the city."