A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 358 posts
 Past Future
Thu 1 Oct 2015
at 00:07
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Once the urgency of preparing for the commission was out of the way, His Holiness Temple Priest Rodlan'ga departed and the partying kicked into full debauchery.

Wine and drugs not available back on the island were everywhere among the crowds of clan revelers.

Diver Hirtor was popular with the women and some men, due to the swelling from the poison.

The festivities continued until everyone passed out in piles of naked bodies from exhaustion.
Huntsman Chodo had held his own. Showing that though he may now live with a different clan, he still could party with the best.

What seemed like way too early in the morning for most came and the members that had the morning chores staggered off to do them.

Soon Junior Priest Khivasha arrived with his entourage ready to begin the trek with Huruyan and Kumahl into the Tsu'urum (Underworld).

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 13:24, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

Huruyan
 player, 194 posts
 P-7 T-7 B-3 W-0
 Exp. Pts: 2057
Thu 1 Oct 2015
at 17:11
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
In reply to GM (msg # 1):

Huruyan gathers up the few things he needs and announces he is ready to depart. The few things include his spear, knife, some small nets to hold items, and his boots

This message was last updated by the GM at 13:24, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

Kumahl
 player, 206 posts
Fri 2 Oct 2015
at 16:34
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Kumahl's equipment check has him looking for the Helm and its associated hoses and parts. He also checks on his Helm of Distant Communication, so that he and Huruyan can stay in touch. Last of the unique items, the divers vest for Huruyan.

While he is gathering his tools and ropes and a dozen waterskins, Kumahl asks Grujung, "Huntsman Chodo, did he return to his clan this morning? He would be the only other addition to this commission that I would have recommended."

Looking to the Priest of Chegarra, "Brother Kvivasha, thank you for allowing me to help with your Order's concerns. I will do everything possible to facilitate the restoration of your shrine, from outside its walls. I would not want to defile its sanctity to you, your Order, or Chegarra."

This message was lightly edited by the GM at 13:24, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

GM
 GM, 359 posts
 Past Future
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 14:21
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Senior Most Diver Uchang was assisted to where Kumahl was assembling the gear.
His attendants also brought the equipment that were part of the "Helm of Walking Among Fish".

To Huruyan it looked like a Chlen hide helm with a glass face plate that attached to a Chlen hide suit.
There were two bulky tubes that attached to the Helm rolled up in piles beside it along with a float.

Senior Most Diver Uchang quizzed Kumahl about the operation of the Helm to assume himself that Kumahl knew how to use it.

Uchang was pleased to find that not only did Kumahl know how to use it, he also knew how to make all but the face plate.

A similar ballast vest that Kumahl had drawn was part of the Helm already.
It didn't take long to gather the spare parts to make one for Huruyan.

This message was last edited by the GM at 11:45, Fri 09 Oct 2015.

Clan Accountant Grujung
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 14:25
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"Huntsman Chodo had his own duties to attend to and thanked you for sharing the festivities with him."

"He said that his wife's clan is more restrained in their celebrations and he enjoyed the chance to join our's."

"He wishes you success on your endeavor and hopes it gains you glory."

This message was last updated by the GM at 13:25, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

Junior Priest Khivasha
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 14:39
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"This shrine is not so holy that only a Chegarra worshiper may enter."

"As you worship one of the Tlomitlanyal (Lords of Good/Stability), of course your presence will not defile the sanctity of this shrine."

"I'm afraid that you will need to enter the shrine at some point because we have done all we could from outside to no avail."

"From what we can tell there remain traces of Sarku there but as the dead don't breathe, that is not surprising."

"Divination has been baffled by some sort of continuing interference that causes those probing to also stop breathing."

This message was last updated by the GM at 13:25, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

Kumahl
 player, 207 posts
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 18:45
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"Brother Uchang, we shall converse on building another Helm or two after this commission is complete. Thanks for entrusting its use to me at this time."

"Brother Grujung, I did not give my thanks to Huntsman Chodo. Would you please, on behalf of myself and Huntsman Huruyan, send a letter of thanks. We would welcome collaboration with him in the future."

"Junior Priest Khivasha, I am sorry I did not approach you sooner."

Assuming a thinking posture, Kumahl asks, "Diviners have stopped breathing? Did they recover afterwards? Please tell me of what has been done outside the shrine? Estimated, how many of your brethren have perished within the shrine?"

This message was lightly edited by the GM at 13:25, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

Clan Accountant Grujung
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 19:51
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"Yes, a letter will be sent."
"It is always good to maintain relationships."

This message was last updated by the GM at 13:25, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

Senior Most Diver Uchang
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 19:54
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"It is reassuring to have someone to supplement my use of the Helm."

"Making more can be expensive but if we had more, and more people to use them, it would help the whole clan."

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Junior Priest Khivasha
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 19:59
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"None have yet to die that we know."

"We found the shrine underwater when we approached it."

"The diviners had to break off their investigation but then they recovered their breathing."

"We have decided that sending someone in is the only way to determine what is going on."
"That is what brought us to your clan."

"It is a blessing of the gods that the people to go in are aligned with the Tlomitlanyal, in a clan that is not."

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:34, Tue 06 Oct 2015.

Huruyan
 player, 195 posts
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 Exp. Pts: 2057
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 21:22
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
In reply to Junior Priest Khivasha (msg # 10):

"Brother Grujung,Will we be able to use the gem and eye that we had last time? I ask because their use was what saved the last commission."

This message was last updated by the GM at 13:26, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

GM
 GM, 360 posts
 Past Future
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 21:43
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
No sooner had Huruyan asked than an apparently hungover Junior Priest Panjang showed up with the containers storing the aforementioned items.

"Are you sure you want to risk an expedition into the Tsu'urum without my knowledge of the ancients?" he asked as he handed them over to Huruyan.

This message was last updated by the GM at 13:26, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

Kumahl
 player, 208 posts
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 22:36
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"Brother Panjang, you disgust me. I will let you know, now, that if I feel you are jeopardizing our contract and commission, I will personally leave your corpse in the Under City. Consider this your opportunity to prove you can think and act on behalf of someone other than yourself."

"Brother Grujung, will you please assist me in documenting Brother Panjang's belongings and personal effects. This way I can deter any thievery or corpse looting while we take care of business."

Kumahl waits for Panjang's response.

This message was lightly edited by the GM at 13:26, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

GM
 GM, 360 posts
 Past Future
Sun 4 Oct 2015
at 19:20
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
The stony silence from Junior Priest Panjang was a clear answer to Kumahl's threat.
It is clear there will be no more attempts at friendliness.

After turning the requested items over, with careful precision, he departed with a simple, "Good luck" to Huruyan.

This message was last updated by the GM at 19:20, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

Clan Accountant Grujung
Sun 4 Oct 2015
at 12:48
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"Craftsman Kumahl, in this Clan, we try to get along even if we don't agree with each other's viewpoint."

"Considering other viewpoints has made not just our clan but the Empire strong."

"The Concordant is to be honored within our clan, not just in public."

This message was last updated by the GM at 13:26, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

Huruyan
 player, 196 posts
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Sun 4 Oct 2015
at 13:19
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
In reply to Clan Accountant Grujung (msg # 15):

As soon as he received the items from junior priest Panjang, Huruyan secured them in small net bags to insure that they would be right where he needed them, and would not get lost.

This message was last updated by the GM at 13:26, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

Huruyan
 player, 197 posts
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Sun 4 Oct 2015
at 13:24
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
In reply to Huruyan (msg # 16):

Huruyan realizes that he doesn't have his goggles and quickly gets them and hangs them around his neck.

This message was last updated by the GM at 13:26, Sun 04 Oct 2015.

Kumahl
 player, 209 posts
Sun 4 Oct 2015
at 18:56
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"Brother Grujung, I considered Brother Panjang's views. It is a conflict of interests. For the safety of this excursion, I would rather Panjang was here."

Pausing for a moment and choosing his words carefully, Kumahl continues, "My brother and I, we serve for the betterment of everyone. Until it is revealed to me otherwise, I will continue to judge and exact justice in accordance with what has been revealed to me already. Others may be casual in their worship and adherence to the Gods, I am not. And I am rewarded at every turn for my observance and faithfulness to the tenants and ideas of the Gods."
Clan Accountant Grujung
Sun 4 Oct 2015
at 19:26
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"As the clan is depending on you to fulfill the commission that has been accepted, we will just have to accept your judgement on the matter for now."

"I assume that the attendants of the Helm are acceptable to you as they will say above the water and outside of the shrine?"

"Are there any other last requirements before you depart?"
Kumahl
 player, 210 posts
Sun 4 Oct 2015
at 20:19
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Kumahl checks for his fishing/skinning knife, his fishing staff, and his club. Then chesks the vest for Huruyan, to make sure the parts are all there. With four 50 foot ropes and the two Helms (Kumahl's communications link helm, and the Helm of Walking Among the Fish).

"I am ready to go."
Huruyan
 player, 198 posts
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Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 10:34
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 20):

"I am ready also, so let us depart."
GM
 GM, 361 posts
 Past Future
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 18:04
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
The column forms up with two warriors in the colors of Chegarra in front.
Following them is Junior Priest Khivasha resplendent in his scarlet and white checked leather armor.
On his head is a helm with a scarlet and white alternating fringe across the top.

Beside him is Hunter Huruyan in his worn and faded loincloth with small emblems of clan and Chegarra embroidered at the waist.
Around his neck are his diving goggles.

Craftsman Kumahl follows him in equally faded and worn loincloth but with the emblems of his clan and Thumis.
Behind him are the four Emerald Fisher clan's attendants of the equipment with their square baskets.

Lastly are two slaves carrying packs on their backs and wearing small emblems indicating they are of the Blazoned Axe.
Kumahl
 player, 211 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 20:28
A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"I only wish we had the means to obscure our movements to our destination."

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