A2 S1: Faithful Service.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 302 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 17:57
A2 S1: Faithful Service
Huntsman Chodo leads your small party back through the gate to the Foreign Quarter.
The guards paid far less attention to your entry than they had to your exit.

Now that you have seen both sides of the wall, the contrast is stark.
From the well maintained park just outside the wall to the crumbling apartments on the inside.
From the clean wide boulevards outside to the filthy narrow alleyways inside.

Passing through the last gate you again feel the difference.

From the tall cramped buildings with their garish painted colors to the almost solid mass of multi-colored boats and barges with flags and streamers of many colors.
From the hot stagnant air full of the stench of people to the open air and open sewer smell of the harbor.

You are starting to get oriented and could find your way back to the Foreign Quarter gate from your clan barges.
Kumahl
 player, 153 posts
Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 18:12
A2 S1: Faithful Service
As Kumahl approaches the clan barges, a sense of freedom washes over him. Breathing with great relief, Kumahl stops before the first barge, kneels, and bows his head in prayer.


When he concludes, he kneels in silence for a few minutes, reorienting himself to his surroundings. Then stands and rejoins his brothers.
Huruyan
 player, 150 posts
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Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 20:04
A2 S1: Faithful Service
In reply to GM (msg # 1):

"A fine beginning, wouldn't you say brother?" Huruyan is conflicted in his feelings about the recent events, great satisfaction in a contract taken and completed, yet Chodo's revelation of their treatment by the Iron Fist clan is dismaying.

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:21, Sun 06 Sept 2015.

Kumahl
 player, 158 posts
Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 21:11
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"Would it be our fate, to equalize this city? To rise so high in the eyes of those who consider us their lessers, that respect would be given, nay required of them all?"

"Honestly, I am just as disappointed as both of you at how we were treated. We performed marvelously and without the need of someone telling us how to do it either. Let us pray that this evenings revelries will give us a return to the lightness in our step and smiles upon our faces."
Huruyan
 player, 152 posts
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Fri 4 Sep 2015
at 12:15
A2 S1: Faithful Service
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 4):

"YES let us rise so high that we get respect from them all. Now to accomplish that lets work on that riddle. Do you have any more thoughts on what it means?"
Kumahl
 player, 162 posts
Fri 4 Sep 2015
at 15:09
A2 S1: Faithful Service
"The race of man has not been long upon this world. Before we became a dominate race, we served another race."

"A great craftsman from this unknown race foresaw the rise of the human race and bestowed his power to this then loyal and trusted servant."

"But this is my best guess. More research is required."
GM
 GM, 314 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Fri 4 Sep 2015
at 17:58
A2 S1: Faithful Service
When you arrive at your clan barges, one of the guards on duty sent a kid running to announce that you have returned.

As your party entered the Chamber of Floating Gloriously Above the Waves you see the messenger kid speaking with Clan Accountant Grujung.
The top pillows of the dais are empty today and it looks like Senior Scribe Equinil is letting Major-Domo Runmaru and Clan Accountant Grujung handle today's business dealings.

Speaking to one of his underlings, Grujung commanded, "... and an order of their best wine."
The underling carefully dipped his pen and added another line to the document he was carefully crafting.

Major-Domo Runmaru sent a servant over to greet you and lead you to him.

"Were you able to successfully complete your assigned mission?" he asked.

Huntsman Chodo proffered the document he pulled from his silver scroll case.
"As you can see, the bracelet's return was accepted," he told Runmaru.

Runmaru's eyebrows raised as he scanned the scroll but he made no comment as he returned it.

With a snap of his fingers he summoned Clan Accountant Grujung.

"Provide Huntsman Chodo with a receipt that he can stamp," he directed Grujung.

"Excellent!" exclaimed Grujung.

As he went back to where he was to give new orders he directed his underling, "Make that wine order double."

With a slight frown the underling crumpled the document he had been pouring over and began another one.

After sorting through his scroll rack, Grujung returned with one.
A couple of servants brought along a small table and writing instruments.

Pulling a ornate stamp from his pouch, Huntsman Chodo used an ink pad and stamped the offered document.

"It has been a pleasure doing business with the Silver Kangal," stated Runmaru.
"If we can be of any more assistance, please don't hesitate to call on us."
"We are always happy to help our extended family."
Kumahl
 player, 164 posts
Fri 4 Sep 2015
at 18:14
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"Major-Domo, with your permission, I would like to invite Huntsman Chodo to spend a few hours with us, before he returns to his home."

Looking to the scribe filling out a new order, "Well, there will be more wine for the rest of you." Motioning to Chodo and Huruyan. "I do appreciate the gesture, but I would prefer fresh fruit, if it is available."
Major-Domo Runmaru
Fri 4 Sep 2015
at 23:46
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Runmaru's eyebrows twitched and then he said, "I guess Craftsman Kumahl, you can celebrate the victory of our Legion however suits you."

Turning towards to Grujung, "Clan Accountant Grujung, please add fresh fruit to the party supplies."

To Kumahl he asks,"Is that right? You are a craftsman and not an acolyte of Thumis?"
"You wear the symbol of Thumis but not one of your craft, yet our rolls list you as a Craftsman."

To Huruyan he adds, "Clearly with your goggles you are a diver so, at least your listing is correct."
Kumahl
 player, 165 posts
Sat 5 Sep 2015
at 02:15
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"Major-Domo, I am both. As an Acolyte of Thurmis I am able to uncover secrets of the past. As a Craftsman I am able to employ those secrets in the things I can and will make for the clan. Thurmis supports and directs my crafting as well as aiding those in need of healing and reviving."