LOCATION: Shrine to Takri.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
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Thu 31 Dec 2015
at 21:20
Temple: Shrine to Takri
Takri’s Shrine is located in the cemetery, close to the gates.  It consists of an Altar building and courtyard.  The building houses a single stone altar – seven feet long and three feet wide – marked with Takri’s Golden Road symbol on the top.  The bodies of people important enough to be memorialized are laid on the altar (in their coffins or shrouds) while they are prepared for burial.   The walls are covered in plaques that bear the name of the dead who have been memorialized here, while another, larger, plaque bears the names of the Shrine’s Patrons.  Each plaque also bears depictions of The Golden Road and The Navigator’s Compasses – making them non-denominational.

The Courtyard consists of a quiet open space, with a few benches and bushes scattered around, more memorial plaques adorn the walls and benches.

An elderly man dressed in monastic robes, who wears a medallion with the Golden Road symbol walks the shrine.  He is responsible for reading names of the patrons daily and the memorialized at least once a week.  He also oversees basic funerals and answers simple religious questions.

A younger man tasked with overseeing the digging of graves can be found in the graveyard.  He doesn’t dig them all himself, but brings in casual labour when required.  In between times, he polishes the memorial Plaques.

Neither man is particularly outgoing, and they are used to providing quiet and unobtrusive support to mourners while getting on with their jobs.  Most religious questions will be deflected to the more senior priests in the City.




The plaques around the shrine memorializing fallen adventurers read as follows:

To those who have come before , may they find their feet upon the golden road.

Shiana, priestess of Craw
Lord Reginald Quintolian
Maldrek, brewmaster
Gnicely, the pride of O’Malley’s
Chaparral, daughter of the earth
Teloin Ytrael, voice as smooth as shadowrock
Kaylynn, back to whence Ennui created
Chp’Chek, ratkin warlock
Nathaniel Direclaw, son of Vedainerad
Somitha, Child of Shadows
Jayne Kassender, Free Company
Evelyn Innocente, perpetual servant
Danethel, victim of politics
Kittran Velerian, Veronica’s only love
Darkleigh Noon, squirrel wrangler
Wavetail Maplerider, Darkleigh wrangler
Vu, end of the bloodline
Krognar, Boulderfall Boy
Ragdahr, Boulderfall Boy
Govannon, Boulderfall Boy
Gorn, patient tactician
Qorchi, founder of the infinitely resourceful ask’n’tell
Oissin Eberfell, went back to his roots
Maderas, fashionable goggled sorcerer
Archain, friend to Drox (vanished into the planes)
Tamarie Silver, rusted away
Persephone Trueblade, dame-errant of the order of the Mercurial Dragon
Kamahou, Kameron the hobbler to his friends (and everyone else)
Montgomery, learned monk
Guuug, retired to the corner of O’Malley's

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Aeos Foldstone
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Thu 31 Dec 2015
at 21:22
Temple: Shrine to Takri
Once at the temple, Aeos will ask to speak to a priest and of that priest he asks to speak to the person or priest in charge of burials for unclaimed bodies.
DM
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Thu 31 Dec 2015
at 21:24
Temple: Shrine to Takri
The man overseeing the rituals and rites tells Aeos that two men share the priestly duties here, but neither makes this his home.  He suggests finding Wyn Roth.  Asking around at O'Malley's would be the easiest way to find him.  Failing that he directs you to Jahi Penman, who can be found at his shop, Pen and Ink.
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Thu 31 Dec 2015
at 22:36
Temple: Shrine to Takri
Aeos thanks th e man, and goes looking for Wyn Roth at O'Malley's.
Wyn Roth
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Fri 1 Jan 2016
at 08:58
Temple: Shrine to Takri
After breaking his fast, Wyn makes his way to the shrine much as he does most days when he is home.  The peace of the cemetery helps him settle for the day and reading that names of the patrons and those dead who have been memorialised there reinforce his connection with Takri and the Golden Road.

This morning, however, he spends a little longer that usual reading the names in the memorial garden as he waits for Aeos Foldstone to join him.  He knows little about the man except that he dresses well and runs a large business that deals with books, paper and ink.  Still, any petitioner to the shrine is worthy of his attention.  Especially one who is rich enough to make a sizeable donation.
Aeos Foldstone
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Fri 1 Jan 2016
at 09:08
Temple: Shrine to Takri
The morning routine complete, his duties and store prepared for the day, Aeos makes his way to the Temple of Takri.

Once at the temple, Aeos inquires as to the availability of Wyn Roth, though the position Wyn holds at the temple is an unknown.
Wyn Roth
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Fri 1 Jan 2016
at 09:10
Temple: Shrine to Takri
Seeing Aeos enter the temple grounds, Wyn waves the man over to join him on one of the memorial benches.  "I understand you wanted a word with me?" he says, opening the conversation.
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Fri 1 Jan 2016
at 09:25
Temple: Shrine to Takri
"Yes, I did, Good Morning."

Aeos took a seat on the bench and took a moment to survey the grounds around him and the temple.

"I made a brief inquiry day last, and the priest here told me you were the one I need speak.

A man went missing some time ago, some six months ago, a tall man, short brown hair, he had a horrible scar on his left arm.  I sketched a quick illustration from the description
."

Aeos removes a stiff piece of paper and unfolds it.


"A fisherman by trade.  I know that unclaimed bodies, unidentified bodies come here from the city.

I came here to see if this man's body might have been cared for by this temple
."

[Language unknown:  Tioughess k atne toista.]

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Wyn Roth
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Fri 1 Jan 2016
at 09:39
Temple: Shrine to Takri
Wyn takes the drawing and studies it for a moment.  "Not someone I recall.  However, I am only involved in the ..er..  more sophisticated services" he responds.  "However, I will ask the Reader and Sexton." he says taking the drawing into the Altar room.
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Fri 1 Jan 2016
at 09:43
Temple: Shrine to Takri
Aeos follows and is a little lighter for the aid in this matter.

"I would like to learn about Takri. What are the tenets of the faith?"
Wyn Roth
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Fri 1 Jan 2016
at 14:40
Temple: Shrine to Takri
”Takri is the guide who lights our way into the afterlife, who ensures that we all reach our allotted destination.  We, her servants, are a source of comfort to those left behind and ward the departing spirit against the ravages of their journey.  And,” his voice gets harder  ”we are a scourge of those who cling to this world and do not start their journey along her Golden Road that leads to their destiny in the next.”

He pauses for a moment, before he speaks softly again.  ”Her role as a guide and protector has endeared her to  those who travel and many travellers tip their caps in her direction and leave a few coins in her donation plate.  Indeed, those of the southern continent, such as my colleague Jahi, are more interested in her aspect as a travel deity and represent her with the Navigator’s Compasses” and he indicates the symbol on one of the plaques, ”rather than the road that we are more familiar with.”

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Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 06:00
Temple: Shrine to Takri
The Reader looks at the drawing and shakes his head.  The Sexton does likewise afterwards.
Wyn Roth
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Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 08:39
Temple: Shrine to Takri
Handing the drawing back to Aeos, Wyn shakes his head.  "There hasn't been anything out of the ordinary for a while, and very little in the way of unidentified bodies.  Just the occasional drowned body washed up, down by the docks, But that isn't unusual, and none of them looked like your friend." he reassures Aeos gently.
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Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 09:11
Temple: Shrine to Takri
Aeos, takes a moment... it seemed the answer he came for was here, but how?

"How could they know? Are there not others who know?

I have not given a name, if they use Divination on unclaimed bodies, would they not need a name?  Is there a list kept, may I look for his name on it
?"
Wyn Roth
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Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 09:48
Temple: Shrine to Takri
Wyn responds gently as Aeos appears to succumb to his grief. "There is no list." He says softly "Unknown and unclaimed bodies are just that, we do not try to identify bodies that are brought to us, merely to give them a funeral with some sort of dignity, and to ease them on their way along Takri's Golden Road." As he speaks Wyn indicates that they should leave the Altar area and retire to the memorial gardens again.

"The City Guard bring their unclaimed bodies here, perhaps they would know if  one of them was your friend?" the undertaker suggests softly, trying to give the man another source of comfort in his grief.
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Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 10:47
Temple: Shrine to Takri
"I could. The Guard are useful for many tasks, but recalling the face on one dead body over a number of months seems too much to ask.  That is hy I came here.

This is a good sign. There is a chance he is still alive. Or still in the water
."

Aeos follows, walking with Wyn to the gardens.

"My thanks for taking an interest and looking into this matter personally.

Anytime you need a favor, come see me at the Guild or at my shop.

Unless, do you know anyone in the Guard that could help me
?"
Wyn Roth
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Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 11:04
Temple: Shrine to Takri
"Doing Takri's work is reward enough." Wyn responds ritualistically, deflecting the thanks with what appears to be a standard response.  "I am afraid that I don't have much dealings with the guard.  Even when they send us bodies, they are delivered on a cart by a couple of their labourers.  And then the Sexton normally deals with them." he continues softly, maintaining the quiet and dignity of the gardens.  "Other than that, we don't really have any dealings with them."
Aeos Foldstone
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Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 11:23
Temple: Shrine to Takri
"The Guard are good at many tasks, this is one I think beyond them.

Good day, and I appreciate all of your assistance
."

If nothing further, Aeos will drop 3 gp as donation and leave the temple.
Wyn Roth
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Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 12:58
Temple: Shrine to Takri
"Thank you." Wyn says as he sees Aeos to the door.
Aldon Wolfcrag
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Sat 2 Jan 2016
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Temple: Shrine to Takri
Aldon quietly enters the temple, holding it open as someone else exits. Smiling a hello, he politely waits till they're out before entering himself. Seeing a priest already standing near the entrance, he waves hello and steps closer, "Good day, priest. If I could ask for further direction, I was directed here by a priest at the temple to the mother. He mentioned I might find someone here better able to help me with an issue of spirits, or perhaps that I should find a priest by the name of Wyn Roth. Is there someone here who could help me with either?"
Wyn Roth
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Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 20:22
Temple: Shrine to Takri
"I am Wyn Roth." Wyn replies as Aldon enters the Shrine.  "You were lucky to find me here," he continues, "generally the shrine is in the care of The Reader, however, I had an appointment here earlier.  But that is by the by."

He leads the way to one of the memorial benches and waves Aldon towards it, as he takes a seat at the other end.  "So what was it you wanted to talk about?" he asks.

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Aeos Foldstone
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Sun 3 Jan 2016
at 04:18
Re: Temple: Shrine to Takri
Aldon Wolfcrag:
Aldon quietly enters the temple, holding it open as someone else exits. Smiling a hello, he politely waits till they're out before entering himself.

As Aeos passes the Guild Master he stops upon recognition.

"Good Morning."