The Red Leaf Inn.   Posted by Azurak the Blue.Group: 0
Anira
 Fellowship, 116 posts
 Half-Elf
 Witch-Rogue
Tue 28 May 2019
at 16:08
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
Anira took her time with the map, her brow furrowing now and then and soft little hums vibrating in her throat as she tried to figure out the oddity of the map.  Her eyes widened then as she realized a bit of what was going on with it, though she couldn't quite decipher how to untwist the blasted thing.

"If we could figure out how to ... turn this the right way," she mused aloud then showed it to Lady Isile and Saxon.  "It's like a shirt that's inside out and it's all centered on 'The Vast'," she said to them, wondering if perhaps they might know of a way to set it right.  They had different training and knowledge of magic, hers being more innate rather than learned.
Radagast the Brown
 Istari, 108 posts
 Istari Ranger/Druid
 Wizard/Nature Warden
Wed 29 May 2019
at 02:10
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
"Ah! So that's what's wrong with it!" responds Radagast. "I sensed there was something... not-quite-right about it."

He stares at it intently for a few minutes before continuing.

"Yes. Inside out... though I din't see how a flat sheet of paper could be inside out. The Vast... Could that be it? There's a line in the paper under the words The Vast... or is it a slot? Pull it apart slightly..."

"Based on the angle, it would have to be the lower right corner. Try to push the corner through the slot... No, wait! Twist the corner so that it goes through the slot right side up! Now pull the paper through from the other side!"

"Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!"


He watches with unbridled joy as Anira seems to turn the paper inside out!
Eomund
 player, 3 posts
 Rohan Fighter/Paladin
Thu 30 May 2019
at 23:52
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
Two young men enter the Inn, cliaks wrapped around each other to keep warm. Both obviously appear to be of some status, and they take a seat near the group and the old man, offering warm smiles. "Hello there! I am Eomund, and this is my husband Eorik. A pleasure to meet you."

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:20, Tue 09 July 2019.

Grimfast
 Fellowship, 31 posts
 Beorning
 Feral Hunter/Skald
Fri 31 May 2019
at 21:09
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
A moment later, Grimfast eased in through the door as well. He'd been approaching the inn when he spotted the other two. He watched them for awhile. They didn't look dangerous, but he chose to enter after them just in case.

He heard the statement as he approached the table, not surprised to see Radagast and Anira already sitting there. He furrowed his brows at the words. How strange.

"I heard the call of adventure," the Beorning informs the others.

"Please to meet you, Eomund and Eorik. I am Grimfast."

He turns back to Radagast.

"I felt something stirring. Was that your doing, Radagast?"

This message was last edited by the player at 18:24, Tue 09 July 2019.

Radagast the Brown
 Istari, 109 posts
 Istari Ranger/Druid
 Wizard/Nature Warden
Mon 10 Jun 2019
at 13:37
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
"Not everything in this world revolves around the Istari," Radagast replies to Grimfast.

He then gestures to the map in the center of the table that Anira had just finished turning inside out.

"I suspect that is what you are referring to."

He then turns to Eomund and Eorik.

"Welcome. And what brings you to the Red Leaf Inn?"

This message was last edited by the player at 18:23, Tue 09 July 2019.

Anira
 Fellowship, 117 posts
 Half-Elf
 Witch-Rogue
Mon 10 Jun 2019
at 17:11
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
Anira had been so focused on the map, tip of tongue peeking out as she carefully worked with the map to right it, that it took a moment to realize more had joined them.  "Grimfast!  It's good to see you again," she said then turned to the couple and gave a respectful nod of her head.  "Well met, Eomund and Eorick."  Then she gave Radagast's beard a little tug and grinned at him impishly.  "You're probably the only Istari who thinks that ... look at the map now and see what you think," she said with a look much like a granddaughter would give her father's father.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:23, Tue 09 July 2019.

Radagast the Brown
 Istari, 110 posts
 Istari Ranger/Druid
 Wizard/Nature Warden
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 04:37
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
"I've been looking at it," Radagast replied to Anira.

"Although the words are a little more understandable, they are still somewhat meaningless. I've never heard of any of those places, nor of The Vast itself."

"So, we have a few possibilities that I can think of."

"One, these are real, familiar places but the names have been changed to disguise them."

"Two, it is some hitherto unknown land far beyond the East. If the Blue Wizards went there, they were either trying to prevent Sauron from gaining allies or resources from this place or else they were trying to gain allies against Sauron."

"The real question is: how did they find out about The Vast."

"Three, The Vast is some other world, some other plane, some other dimension... some... Other Place."

Lady Isile
 Fellowship, 240 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 01:41
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
Lady Isile looked at the map for a bit and then she noticed two men walking in the inn and seem to find a seat close to their table.  She only looked up when introductions were made then she nodded her head when she noticed Grimfast also walking in the in moments after the two men.

There was no question she was a Elf and she showed her beauty to all that was present.  Most Elves didn't socialize as much as she did.

"Yes what brought you two to the Red Leaf Inn? she asked as well with a bit of curiosity to her eyes.
Eomund
 player, 6 posts
 Rohan Fighter/Paladin
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 04:08
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
"Eorik and I were making a trade deal, and so we were needing a place to rest. The inn seemed nice."

You can see their brooches have the sigil of Eorl on them.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:25, Tue 09 July 2019.

Radagast the Brown
 Istari, 111 posts
 Istari Ranger/Druid
 Wizard/Nature Warden
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 22:06
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
"By your choice of words, I'd say the trade deal is done," Radagast said. "I hope it was successful."

"Still, your arrival at this time is a bit auspicious."

"We were just considering setting forth on a quest. It seems that the Blue Wizards went to a place called The Vast... and never returned. Of course, we have no idea why. So, we are going to find them and find out why. At least, that is the intent of our quest."

Eomund
 player, 7 posts
 Rohan Fighter/Paladin
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 23:52
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
"Indeed, the trade deal ended only recently, and it was successful."

"I can understand why, and indeed I would go and help as best I could."

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:26, Tue 09 July 2019.

Lady Isile
 Fellowship, 241 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Wed 3 Jul 2019
at 12:33
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
Looking at Eomund Will that be both of you or just yourself? she asked.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:21, Tue 09 July 2019.

Eomund
 player, 9 posts
 Rohan Fighter/Paladin
Wed 3 Jul 2019
at 16:12
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
In reply to Lady Isile (msg # 114):

"Unfortunately, Eorik has kingly matters to deal with at home, so I will be joining you."

"I hope you don't mind."

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:27, Tue 09 July 2019.

Anira
 Fellowship, 119 posts
 Half-Elf
 Witch-Rogue
Wed 3 Jul 2019
at 16:30
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
"We welcome your company though I'm sorry you'll be parted from your loved one," Anira said quietly.  She was ready to be on an adventure again but couldn't imagine how hard it would be if she were attached to someone who couldn't go with her.
Eomund
 player, 10 posts
 Rohan Fighter/Paladin
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 04:10
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
In reply to Anira (msg # 116):

"Thank you. If you ever have need of Rohan, you will have our aid."

"And if we head to Rohan, you are welcome to stay at Meduseld."

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:28, Tue 09 July 2019.

Radagast the Brown
 Istari, 112 posts
 Istari Ranger/Druid
 Wizard/Nature Warden
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 20:46
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
"I've not heard that Rohan is in the Vast," Radagast says with a rare effort at humor, "for that is where we are heading... even if we don't know where that is."

"I think a clue to that must be here on the map."

"Emynar... Kyhurian... Umanyar... Llusterengrun... Nogrod... Loran Lotan... Khrost... Lua Tyr Su... Balchoth... Rylolus... Aricenthrel..."
he reads off the names on the map.

"Are any of these names familiar to anyone?"

"I've not heard of any of them."

"Some of them sound Sindarin, and the rest sound foreign. The exception seems to be this one: Wretched Bridge."

"What do you make of that?"

Lady Isile
 Fellowship, 242 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 22:49
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
Lady Isile listened to Radagast speak off the names and she thought she knew a few of them. She has been traveling over the lands for many years and been able to blend in with locals or travel by unseen with her magic.
Eomund
 player, 11 posts
 Rohan Fighter/Paladin
Wed 17 Jul 2019
at 19:48
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
"What is this Vast you speak of?"
Radagast the Brown
 Istari, 113 posts
 Istari Ranger/Druid
 Wizard/Nature Warden
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 01:24
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
"The Vast is a place on this map," Radagast explains to Eomund. "The Blue Wizards made this map, of peculiar magic."

"Other than a name on a map, none of us have ever heard of this Vast before. We don't know where it is."

"On the other hand, the only name on this map is the Wretched Bridge, which we could not read until the map's secret was revealed."

"I think that is the way to reach the Vast. Anira here can teleport us, but only if she has a destination, which I believe is this Wretched Bridge."

"It may not be so simple as I state, Anira, but I believe that is the path to the Vast."

Eomund
 player, 13 posts
 Rohan Fighter/Paladin
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 21:50
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
In reply to Radagast the Brown (msg # 121):

"I see. What would be the best way to get there?"
Radagast the Brown
 Istari, 114 posts
 Istari Ranger/Druid
 Wizard/Nature Warden
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 06:57
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
"We just have to decide that we're going," Radagast comments, "then make sure that we are ready to go."

"Then it's up to Anira. Whenever she's ready to try teleporting us all."

Lady Isile
 Fellowship, 244 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 11:31
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
Lady Isile raised an eyebrow when mentioning about teleportation.

Looking over to Anira "Have you been to this location before?
Radagast the Brown
 Istari, 115 posts
 Istari Ranger/Druid
 Wizard/Nature Warden
Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 21:59
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
"I'm pretty sure she hasn't," Radagast finally answers for Anira as she's been contemplating an answer.

"I can't quite understand how it works, but I'm pretty sure that this map... or maybe more exactly that particular image... serves as a focus."

"Teleport can be enhanced by object focuses as well as pattern focuses. I can feel the magic in the map now. If I'm correct, this symbol is linked to the real location. I can't say for certain, but I would estimate only a 1% chance of error."

"You just need to clear your mind, Anira... or is that what you've been doing? And then when you cast the spell, don't look at the symbol... look into it."

Lady Isile
 Fellowship, 245 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Mon 19 Aug 2019
at 14:33
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
Lady Isile knew that Teleportation was a risky and dangerous spell if one don't know where they were going but if it was a higher level spell that prevented such errors then that was best.  But Lady Isile didn't fully know the limits of Anira's spell capabilities.
Anira
 Fellowship, 122 posts
 Half-Elf
 Witch-Rogue
Tue 27 Aug 2019
at 16:41
Re: The Red Leaf Inn
Anira had been totally engrossed in the map and her thoughts but the second (or was it third?) time Radagast said her name she looked up, smiling a little sheepishly.  "I'm so sorry," she said and then let out a breath and nodded.  "It's just so fascinating and at first I was worried I couldn't teleport us all but I think with Lady Isle's help and the enchantments on the map that we could successfully teleport to the right place," she stated with a fair amount of confidence.