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GM
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 Past Future
Fri 26 Aug 2016
at 22:31
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The Jade Girdle representative approaches Lord Seer Epengar while he is still looking thoughtfully after Kumahl.

The Guardsman waits expectantly nearby as the rest of the party stands dripping in the roadway.
Courtesan Arusa
Fri 26 Aug 2016
at 22:33
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"Greetings great lords, I am Courtesan Arusa of the Jade Girdle and I welcome you to our clanhouse."
"We have dry rooms, fresh food, drink and other pleasures waiting for you."

"If you would follow me?"
Huruyan
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Mon 29 Aug 2016
at 17:32
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In reply to Courtesan Arusa (msg # 42):

"I have a good feeling about this, Kumahl."
Kumahl
 player, 528 posts
Mon 29 Aug 2016
at 18:42
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Trustung Huruyan's judgement, Kumahl follows him and will look for a place to sit and attend to the wounded.
Lord Seer Epengar
Mon 29 Aug 2016
at 22:12
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"It would have been very unfortunate if there had been no rooms available and we would have had to camp here in the rain."

Handing the waiting soldier a small but heavy bag, "Please share our gratitude with your fellows for making the arrangements for our accommodations."

"Lead the way Courtesan Arusa."
"A dry place to eat sounds excellent to me."
"I may even be interested in entertainment after, if the meal refreshes me enough."
GM
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 Past Future
Mon 29 Aug 2016
at 22:37
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Following Courtesan Arusa down the tower ramp, the party was lead a short ways into the cluster of building nearby.

The sand and gravel of what passed for a road drained the water well and they were not squishing through mud this close to the wall.

Within sight of one of the squat temples sat the Jade Girdle clan house.
That they were followers of Dlamelish, Green-Eyed Lady of Sins.
Statues showing her as a voluptuous human female with a bestial crocodile-like head flank the entrance.

Scantily clad servants flock to greet everyone and led the porters and bearers off to a secondary entrance on the left.

Lord Seer, Kumahl and Huruyan are led into the carved column lined main building in the middle.
Off to the right is another entrance with a jade and silver decorated double door.

Everywhere in the main building you hear the faint chiming of small bells.
In one corner is a musician playing a tune while a couple of children are being taught to dance.

Soon you are led to a dais with appropriate mixed level pillows account for your stations in life.
Before you can even get settled appetizers begin arriving.
Though you don't recall seeing the type of beetle on the skewers before, you can tell they are properly roasted.

A practically nude youth pours wine from a pitcher into each waiting glass cup.
Kumahl
 player, 529 posts
Tue 30 Aug 2016
at 01:38
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After eating Kumahl stands and excuses himself to tend to Lahzato with Cure Serious Wounds and Todukai with Cure Light Wounds. He will continue his check of the other Guardsmen by cleaning again their wounds and dressing them.

Returning to Huruyan and Lord Seer, "We will need to secure healing services tonight or remain here for a few days until I can do what is necessary myself. Also we need to secure the dowry. Suggestion?"

Kumahl takes his spot on the dias, asks for another helping of roasted beetle, and settles into meditate while and when he can.
Huruyan
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Tue 30 Aug 2016
at 10:43
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In reply to Kumahl (msg # 47):

"This is truly a great meal, Lord Seer we thank you for your generosity." Turning to one of the servers, Huruyan instructs him to convey their appreciation for this wonderful meal to the cooks and other servers. "Kumahl, you should sit and enjoy while you can, I certainly plan to."
GM
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 Past Future
Tue 30 Aug 2016
at 17:34
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While the setting is much nicer than the Emerald Fisher clan meeting barge, after some time to look around the wear and lack of maintenance was clear.

To Huruayn and Kumahl a lot of the motif was familiar as this clan followed the same Goddess as the Emerald Fishers.

Lord Seer did not seem as jaded by the environment and looked to be easily distracted by the antics of the surrounding clans-folk.

He drank extra wine as he exclaimed that the food was unusually spicy for him.
The lewd dancing and decorations often caught his attention.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:14, Tue 30 Aug 2016.

Huruyan
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Wed 31 Aug 2016
at 10:30
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In reply to GM (msg # 49):

"This seems so much like home, doesn't it Kumahl?" Huruyan felt relaxed and right at home.
Kumahl
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Thu 1 Sep 2016
at 00:03
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Seeing the relaxed state of Huruyan and Lord Seer, Kumahl was glad that he did not drink wine. There was much weighing on his mind and soul. Chodo was dead. The Hlyss assault. Loss of clansmen. He tried to sort it all out. Putting every detail into its appropriate place.

Having had enough of the meal and being unsettled with the circumstances, "Lord Seer, is there a need for guards for the delivery?"
Lord Seer Epengar
Thu 1 Sep 2016
at 00:46
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"Guards?"
"Certainly."
"After all that we have gone through I would hate to lose ..."
Catching himself before he said dowry,"... our cargo before we deliver it."

Signaling to a nearby Jade Girdle clansman, "Would you have Guardsman Turisan from our entourage attend us."
GM
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 Past Future
Thu 1 Sep 2016
at 00:56
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The Jade Girdle clansman hurried out a side entrance.


Dancers moved closer to Lord Seer and Huruyan and incorporated them into their dancing by
rubbing themselves and cloths against and around them.

You recognize most of the dance as a classic that you grew up performing yourselves occasionally.

The wine was not the best but the cups were never left empty.
Kumahl
 player, 531 posts
Thu 1 Sep 2016
at 04:49
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Pushing dancers aside Kumahl leans in and puts hands on both wine cups of Huruyan and Lord Seer, "There is treachery afoot. The time is now to be alert."

With his comment he hopes that they will come to their senses enough to be a distraction as questions begin to be asked.
Huruyan
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Thu 1 Sep 2016
at 12:18
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In reply to Kumahl (msg # 54):

Huruyan looks to Kumahl and says quietly, " I think so to and will be ready, I didn't drink to much and this wine is weak."
Kumahl
 player, 532 posts
Thu 1 Sep 2016
at 19:11
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Kumahl gives his own sign to Huruyan "Give me 10" and he follows through with his search.
Huruyan
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Fri 2 Sep 2016
at 16:06
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In reply to Kumahl (msg # 56):

"Lord Seer, I think I must go check and see how our people are getting on."Huruyan then gets up and asks the nearest servant to take him to see their servants so he can check up on them.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:08, Fri 02 Sept 2016.

GM
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 Past Future
Fri 2 Sep 2016
at 23:39
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The dancers were upset by Kumahl's actions and comments.
They pulled back from the table while still flirting with Lord Seer.
The youth with the wine pitcher almost poured some on Kumahl's hand.

Huruyan makes to follow after the Jade Girdle clansman while a Jade Girdle Guardsman moves to join him.
Kumahl
 player, 533 posts
Sat 3 Sep 2016
at 02:06
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As Huruyan leaves the room Kumahl says loud enough for all to hear,
"Lord Seer, it appears that the Copper Shovels influence extends here as well. There is more at work here than simple services of pleasure and taking care of weary travelers."

Looking directly at the senior woman in attendance, "Courtesan Arusa, it is not wise to deceive one of Dlamelish's faithful much less several of her worthy souls. If the Great Lady finds you unworthy you might find yourselves servants of the Copper Shovel. Choose wisely your words and your actions."

Kumahl remains seated, focusing while the duration lasts.
GM
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 Past Future
Sat 3 Sep 2016
at 13:10
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The senior woman in attendance had a startled look.
She looked intently at Kumahl and Lord Seer.
To a almost naked man next to her she commanded, "Send for Courtesan Arusa."
Kumahl
 player, 534 posts
Sat 3 Sep 2016
at 14:03
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Kumahl stared intently back at the senior woman.
Lord Seer Epengar
Sun 4 Sep 2016
at 20:45
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Lord Seer glances back and forth between Kumal, Huruyan and the dancers.

"Yes, Hunter Huruyan, that sound like a wise idea."
"I will stay here and enjoy the entertainment until you need me."

"What are you speaking of Kumahl?" asked Lord Seer with a slight slur of speech.
"Have you been here before or heard something that I haven't?"

"The Copper Shovel sounds like a Sarku worshiping clan, why do you think they have anything to do with the Jade Girdle?"
"Dlamelish and Sarku are known not to be bedfellows, as it is called."
GM
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 Past Future
Sun 4 Sep 2016
at 20:56
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In the company of a Jade Girdle guardsman Huruyan followed the servant to the exit from the main hall.
Guardsman Turisan entered just as Huruyan got there, in the company of another Jade Girdle guardsman.

The guards look like they are more concerned in the look of their weapons than in their use.
They have a lot of shiny enamel. The chlen hide of their armor and maces are dyed bright trim colors along with the green.
Kumahl
 player, 535 posts
Sun 4 Sep 2016
at 22:33
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Leaning in close once more to Lord Seer so only he can hear, "There are signs that state they intend to use us to barter for their freedom. Their is a debt to be paid and it seems we are to be it. Maybe our passing along the Sakbe Road was not as fortuitous as we thought. There are many things here to dull the senses, Lord Seer. Try and separate yourself and see what I mean."

With that Kumahl checks on his fishing knife strapped to his leg, making sure it is finely honed by swiftly carving the wings, then the legs, and then splitting the carapace from one of the roasted beetles. Eating the fleshy insides from off the end of the knife he defetly cleans the knife and resheathes it.

Next he situates his clothing in such a way to appear that there might be armor underneath as well. Last he places his staff across his knees and waits patiently for the next events to unfold.
Huruyan
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Tue 6 Sep 2016
at 15:35
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In reply to Kumahl (msg # 64):

As Huruyan passes Turisan he whispers, "stay alert, there seems to be a problem."