Chapter 2: Local Heroes!   Posted by The Runelord.Group: 0
The Runelord
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Mon 10 Mar 2014
at 14:07
Chapter 2: Local Heroes!
As Sandpoint recovers from the attack and buries its (thankfully few) dead, the citizens do their best to get on with their lives. The cathedral is consecrated the next day during a much more subdued and indoor ceremony, but by the end of the week, the goblin attack is remembered mostly with chuckles. Now that the terror of the raid is over, memories of goblins accidentally lighting themselves on fire, getting stepped on by horses, or drowning in rain barrels that were only half full in the first place render memories of the raid in an almost comical light. But one thing the locals haven’t forgotten is their new heroes.

Do any of you try to hide the fact that you were involved in the fight?
Cyrus Weaver
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Mon 10 Mar 2014
at 14:50
Re: Chapter 2: Local Heroes!
Cyrus spent the days tending to the community, providing help and healing where needed. He certainly was not hiding the fact that he was involved with the fighting and though he was not above milking it for what he could get, he never let people forget that people--good people--died at the hands of these "comical" foes. The real question, in his mind, was what was a human--assuming their leader was human--really after in the graveyard and how did they rally the goblins?
Kelar Bauerson
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Mon 10 Mar 2014
at 16:04
Re: Chapter 2: Local Heroes!
After he hugs his wife and kids, and assures them he's alright, he will go and investigate the graveyard, see if anything was disturbed, read the gravemarkers looking for interesting names, etc.  He'll also ask around town, ask if anyone unusual or interesting was buried there, if there are stories, etc.

Later, Kelar tries to downplay his involvement, but to many people saw him fighing and/or covered in blood that day for it to remain a secret.  So he simply says, yes, he helped, as any good citizen would do.  EDIT"I'd fought a goblin or two in my day, but that day was long ago.  Should've remembered I've got kids learning to fight."

Fishers heading out at dawn would find an unusual sight, Kelar running up and down the beaches, and stopping periodically to do push-ups, or lift heavy rocks.  He also starts working out more with his staff, and practicing hand to hand combat. /EDIT

09:04, Today: Kelar Bauerson rolled 2,5 using d4,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 2,5. streetwise.

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Jereth
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Mon 10 Mar 2014
at 16:47
Re: Chapter 2: Local Heroes!
As life calmed down Jereth took up his post as guardsman with a smile and a laugh.  He was too young and full of fire to deny or downplay his part in the fight, although he made sure that he always gave great credit to Hywel, Kelar, and Cyrus for their actions.  When he ran into his friends during that week Jereth would buy them a round and tell the story about how they had all managed to defeat the goblin on dogback together through teamwork and solid tactics.

Aside from that he tried to treat it like any other week.  He went to work patrolling the streets and offering aid to those who needed it.  A good word for a flagging spirit, a strong arm for an elder who needed help with clearing away goblin parts from his roof, and some tips on how to defend yourself for the children as well as their parents; these were the ways he spent much of his time.
Hywel of Clan Silverscroll
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Mon 10 Mar 2014
at 20:59
Re: Chapter 2: Local Heroes!

Hywel allowed himself to enjoy a little of the hero treatment.  Back home the Silverscrolls were rarely lauded for their efforts in support of the warriors.  He too would be quick to buy or share a round with his friends.  When the stories are told, he does exaggerate the parts regarding spellwork for dramatic effect.  As for the nobleman try to give him credit for the last blow,the dwarf pays it no mind.  They all fought and did so quite well together.  Nice to be a part of something.

He was really beginning to think of Sandpoint as a home, however temporary, and it was a point of pride for him to help with the town repair.  Cleaning, mending, what have you.  Not the greatest dwarven craftsman, but handy with a tool for rough sturdy repairwork.

If Kelar mentions a desire to check over the graveyard, Hywel would join him.  He wondered, as the rest did, what this "longshanks" was looking for.  Something important enough to loose a pack of goblin curs into a town of good folk as a murderous distraction.  That's a something worth wondering about.
The Runelord
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Mon 10 Mar 2014
at 21:18
Re: Chapter 2: Local Heroes!
These four fellows soon find that their names have become household knowledge. Locals welcome them everywhere. A simple walk down Main Street for Cyrus, for example, results in local baker Alma Avertin charging out into the street and press a fresh-baked loaf of bread into his arms with comments that he must be starving and needs the bread.

A visit to the Hagfish by Jereth brings an immediate round of cheers, applause, and a round of drinks on the house, as well as a challenge to drink from the tank of Norah, the actual hagfish. There is prize money for anyone who can drink down a single tankard of “water” scooped from Norah’s tank. It’s a single silver coin to try, but the trick is that, since she’s a hagfish, the water in Norah’s tank is thick and horrifically slimy and foul-tasting. Few can stomach the stuff, but those who do get to keep however many coins have accumulated in the pouch, and then get to carve their names in the ceiling beam above the bar. To date, there are only 28 names carved there, and the Hagfish has been in business for nearly 10 years.

A trip to the Sandpoint Theater by Kelar led to a personal visit from Cyrdak Drokkus, the theatre-master, who tries to talk the shopkeeper into auditioning for his new play.

A stop at Savah’s Armory by Hywel is greeted with an instantaneous offer of 20% off anything in stock and broad smiles.

After not quite a week, each of the PCs gets a hand-written invitation to join Aldern Foxglove, the young nobleman whom they saved, at the Rusty Dragon in a couple days to receive a reward and to join him in a boar hunt in the nearby Tickwood.

Do any of you refuse the invitation? It is not required that you join, but it is rare for any of you to get an invitation to join a nobleman in any activity in Sandpoint.
The Runelord
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Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 13:28
Re: Chapter 2: Local Heroes!
Kelar gathers all three of his able-bodied friends to join him as he visits the Sandpoint Boneyard the day after the raid.

Set in the shadow of the Sandpoint Cathedral and accessible via a gate to the north or from several doors leading into the cathedral itself, this expansive cemetery overlooks the Turandarok River. Stone vaults owned by affluent members of the town stand near the cemetery’s edges or at its center, while dozens of humble plots, each marked with a simple gravestone, sit amid trees and shrub- beries. The boneyard is well-maintained, kept by a man named Naffer Vosk, a deformed smuggler Father Tobyn  took pity on after his ship wrecked just north of town a decade ago. Naffer has found redemption in the goddess Sarenrae, and despite a twisted spine that, from birth, has given him a sinister lurching gait, he’s one of the town’s most devout citizens. He keeps the boneyard meticulously clean and is also responsible for ringing the church bells every day at dawn, noon, and dusk.

The group finds him staring glumly out over the graveyard as they approach. He hails Jereth, whom he knows from his guard duty. "Greetings."
Jereth
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Wed 12 Mar 2014
at 07:38
Re: Chapter 2: Local Heroes!
"Well met Naffer."  Jereth says with a smile, although he keeps his voice down out of respect for the dead.  Clasping the man's hand in his own the youth nods his head towards the grounds behind them.  "I'm sorry to bother you.  But, my friend Kelar has a thought which also troubles me.  We could use your help."  Here he steps aside and nods to Kelar to explain his thoughts.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:39, Wed 12 Mar 2014.

The Runelord
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Wed 12 Mar 2014
at 13:55
Re: Chapter 2: Local Heroes!
Naffer nods. "Greetings, shopkeeper. What can I help you with?"
Kelar Bauerson
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Wed 12 Mar 2014
at 16:25
Re: Chapter 2: Local Heroes!
Kelar clears his throat.  "Well, Neffer, it seems those goblins were lead by a man interested in the graveyard.  We thought we come up here and look around, and see what we see.  Did you see or hear aynthing unusual that day?"
Hywel of Clan Silverscroll
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Wed 12 Mar 2014
at 16:33
Re: Chapter 2: Local Heroes!

Hywel, not really knowing the gravetender personally, contents himself with having a look about the area.  As good as he is able from where they are anyway; rude to just go wandering off into the boneyard without the keeper's by-your-leave.

Notice - 5

12:31, Today: Hywel of Clan Silverscroll rolled 4,5 using D6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 4,5. Notice!

The Runelord
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Thu 13 Mar 2014
at 01:58
Re: Chapter 2: Local Heroes!
I need a Persuasion  roll from Kelar and a Notice roll from everyone in the party.
Kelar Bauerson
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Thu 13 Mar 2014
at 04:33
Re: Chapter 2: Local Heroes!
OOC:
21:32, Today: Kelar Bauerson rolled 3,2 using d4,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 3,2. grrrrr.  2nd bennie.
21:32, Today: Kelar Bauerson rolled 3,2 using d4,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 3,2. bennie.
21:32, Today: Kelar Bauerson rolled 2,3 using d4,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 2,3. persuation.

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