A5 S1: Sakbe Slog.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
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 Past Future
Mon 8 Aug 2016
at 22:53
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
While Lord Seer waited under a portion of the tent, Huruyan directed the clansmen to lash together the poles for carrying the palanquin and the dowry to create some crude ladders.

With those in place everyone was able to clamber up to the first level of the road.

After some time and organization, everything was back in order and everyone was able to take their places.

While the rain had lighten to a fine drizzle, it hadn't stopped.

The slight slope of the road and the side drains kept large puddles from covering the road.
To avoid all of them some winding between was necessary.

Everyone agreed that the best thing was that the wind was still coming from behind.
Lord Seer Epengar
Mon 8 Aug 2016
at 22:57
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
"We need to send someone ahead to alert the guard tower that we are coming, so they can have provisions ready."

With that he called over one of the younger servants and handed him a token.
"Show this to the guards and tell them that we are coming," he commanded.
"Go!"
Huruyan
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Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 11:13
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
In reply to Lord Seer Epengar (msg # 2):

Due to the lack of food Huruyan kept an eye out for possible edible plants or animals.
GM
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 Past Future
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 17:11
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
Though visibility was limited, ahead there was a collection of people that filled the road.
Tents were set up below the road and a couple on it.
Close to a hundred people were working on repairing a section of the road including those in the encampment beside the road.

There were chlen carts loaded with rock in the encampment and swarms to people lugging them up ladders to the collapsed section on the second tier of the road.

The rain does not seem to have impacted the working more than the workers moving slowly.

There is a predominance of black, orange and purple in the clothing of the overseers.
Kumahl
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Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 21:40
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
As his procession halts Kumahl notices the work going on ahead. Hands over top of his eyes, Kumahl tries to assess what happened and the repairs. His next step will be to see if he can lend any further assistance or direct to encourage a better repair.

Noticing that the workers remain silent, Kumahl checks to see if they are alive. Maybe they are being controlled telepathically. After this assessment he approaches the foremen and offers his findings and assistance.
Huruyan
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Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 22:56
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In reply to Kumahl (msg # 5):

Believing that there is something wrong, Huruyan tries to stop Kumahl from approaching the foreman. When this fails he speaks quietly to the soldiers and gets them ready for possible problems. He then approaches Lord Seer and asks him to come down and see if he can smooth the way for them.
GM
 GM, 718 posts
 Past Future
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 23:39
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
Kumahl paused long enough to survey the damage and the work before heading towards the large tent that has many people coming and going from.


As you notice them, so to do they notice you.
A man in plate armor with a couple of servants supporting an stretched fabric over him intercepts Kumahl.

He has the clan symbol of a copper shovel and rank marking of a Kasi (Captain).
Nearby there are a handful of soldiers in brown and purple stripped cloaks over their armor watching everyone.
Kasi Dresu
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 23:46
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"Hail to you travelers."
"I am Kasi Dresu of the Copper Shovel."
"I'm going to have to ask you to descend here as this repair work has been authorized by the Provencal Governer and cannot be interfered with."

"Sorry for the inconvenience. We will assist with your transit however we can."

With that he points to where there are a crude set of steps leaning against the wall to make going down easy.
Kumahl
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Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 01:25
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
"Greetings Captian Dresu, I am Njashte Kumahl of the Stone Masons. I see that you have repairs well in hand. Perhaps you sent along a Blazoned Crescent servant as well. Would you please tell me how far the next station is from here?"

Kumahl keeps alert as his surroundings are unfamiliar and a bit unnerving.
Kasi Dresu
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 10:51
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
Looking you over again and glancing towards your companions, as your clan insignia does not match the clan you are proclaiming, "Njashte Kumahl of the Stone Masons".

"I see..."

"Yes, a Blazoned Crescent servant said that you would be coming."
"He should be at the tower by now."
"If the weather wasn't so miserable, you could see it from here."

"Please, this way," was added with some insistence while pointing towards the steps down.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:09, Wed 10 Aug 2016.

Huruyan
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Thu 11 Aug 2016
at 14:02
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
In reply to Kasi Dresu (msg # 10):

Huruyan sends the rest of the party toward the steps, staying in the rear to see that all made it down safely.
GM
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 Past Future
Fri 12 Aug 2016
at 18:11
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
Standing in his elaborate copper trimmed plate armor, Kasi Dresu looks expectantly at Kumahl.
The fine fabric of his cloak is mostly dry as the cloth above him protects him from the rain.
His cloak has more orange swirls than purple mixed with its multiple shades of brown and is obviously well made.
Unusually, his nails glisten with a copper sheen.

He keeps an eye on the others as they move to comply with his wishes.

Below the road there is a clearly marked path that has been hastily cleared to make a wide circuit around the encampment with the workers.
Huruyan
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Tue 16 Aug 2016
at 17:25
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
In reply to GM (msg # 12):

Huruyan, encourages everyone to follow the path and get back on the road after passing the construction.
GM
 GM, 726 posts
 Past Future
Tue 16 Aug 2016
at 21:41
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
The party made its way past the surprisingly quiet encampment as the shrouded workers unloaded rocks from the carts with chlen attached and lugged it up to the construction site.

The chlen drivers kept a watch on their charges while the hooded guardsmen watched everyone.

Hard looks from the guardsmen were directed at anyone that drifted too close to the encampment.

The rain did not seem to effect the workers.
Methodically plodding up and down the muddy path without concern for any puddles.

The path the party followed didn't look to be heavily traveled but Huruyan could see that they were not the first, in either direction.
There were no wagon tracks, only the signs of foot traffic.
Huruyan
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Tue 16 Aug 2016
at 23:28
A5 S1: Sakbe Slog
In reply to GM (msg # 14):

As soon as possible the party returned to the road and continued on their way. Huruyan however tried to see as much as possible of the camp and workers, to discover why they seemed so wrong.