004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)   Posted by Loremaster.Group: 0
Loremaster
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Sun 22 May 2016
at 15:10
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
Berangar remains tall and strong, close to Bern.

OOC:  fine for lending bonus dice if needed.

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Bern Asheye
 player, 420 posts
 END 28/12 Weary
 Hope 15/11
Sun 22 May 2016
at 19:11
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
Bern listen with stern gaze his feature not softening with the schism between the brothers "Listen to me sons of Viglund, no good would come from this dark emissary for his words are lies to bind your soul and sooth your vigil until tis to late."

He motions with his hand "Search your heart and know the truth no bargain that require men and child to be in cages is good nor would it lead to anything but malice."

He place a hand on Berangar shoulder "...but all is not lost, with me stand Berangar of Beorn kin, strong and wise he is and my blood brother. Other of no less stature are among us, together we would help you drive away the shadow and chase away the enemy that sought to deceive your heart."

OOC:
Take 1 dice from Berangar
22:10, Today: Bern Asheye rolled a total of 14 (13 if weary): a success (failure if weary) with the Eye of Sauron (complications) using the The One Ring with a target of 14 with rolls of 11 (Feat Die), 1, 5, 4, 4.  Persuade.
Will spend hope if need be

Bes, child of Balin
 player, 450 posts
 Dwarf Warden
 Tinker & Trader
Sun 22 May 2016
at 19:42
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
@Bern: Also feel free to use Bés' bonus die as needed.
Loremaster
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Mon 23 May 2016
at 04:51
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
As Bern talks of a dark emissary who lies to bind souls, the younger brother nods, and looks at the elder brother who seems quite dubious.
Then, as Bern pursues, talking about how bargains should not require people in cages, the older brother shakes his head:  "No...  he only required the child that is not in a cage!  And he is not even one of ours.".
The younger brother points to the cages around:  "Paying for crimes is our way, but there is an end to the debt.  If they are taken to the West will they return?  Paying for crimes is our way, never have we sold ours to others."
The older brother shakes his head, unsettled.

Slowly, the dark clouds pass overhead, moving past the dell, obscuring the light, turning the late afternoon into early night-time.  Looking up, the Viglunding men keep on kicking dirt into the fire, to put it out.

When Bern places his hand on Berangar's shoulder and talks of chasing away the enemy that deceives the heart, the older brother looks up again, and grins:  "Oh!  A renegade?  Have you come to give insight into the ways of the vile Beorn?  To help us defeat him?".

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Encounter
TOTAL SUCCESSES: 4 vs. FAILURES: 0 
Bern - 1 bonus die - 4 successes -
Berangar - 1 bonus die -
Kemendil - 0 bonus dice -
Dinaethion - 1 bonus die -
Bés - 1 bonus die -
Ulfaar - 0 bonus dice -
Shalronel - hiding
Andwise - in hiding?

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Bern Asheye
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Mon 23 May 2016
at 05:32
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
Bern was getting angry with the words of the brothers, his fingers clutch Berangar shoulder in anger.

He needed to understand more despite his anger so he kept a keen ear and tried to understand the hidden current between the pair.

"This is the second time you have insulted me and my friends by assuming who and what we are." he speak in a low growl "We are no renegade nor blackguards but a group of free people on our own business... we offered you our help and our good words with the people of lands."

He motions at Bes "This is master Bes child of Balin a well renowned person in the halls under the mountain. We offer you an oppertunity to not only to say nay to the dark emissary but to forage new alliance and perhaps even peace."

"An offer is still foul if one need to give a child no matter if he is of your blood or not and you know it so."

OOC:
Took 1 dice from Bes ---> very poor round for us
08:19, Today: Bern Asheye rolled a total of 5 (1 if weary): a failure using the The One Ring with a target of 14 with rolls of 1 (Feat Die), 2, 1, 1.  Inspire.
08:19, Today: Bern Asheye rolled a total of 17: a success (same result if weary) using the The One Ring with a target of 14 with rolls of 9 (Feat Die), 1, 2, 5.  Insight .
I guess it is a tad too late to invoke Trusty :)

Loremaster
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Mon 23 May 2016
at 06:09
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
The older brother faces Bern, and he too seems to be getting angry:  "And we have told you we needed no help, and bid you be on your way...  but relented and invited you to speak.  And then told you we needed no help, but relented and bid you share drink and food with us before being on your way.  So, how may I make it clear, that we ask for no help, need no help, thank you very much for your offer of help but turn it down.  No help is asked for, needed, required, desired, nor accepted.  So, please desist from this line of thought, and share food and drink, or we will sadly get tired of this envoy of Bard's court and feel that he is pursuing something of his own..."

Bern's feeling is that the younger brother is not happy at all about handing some child over, and that, seeing how he reacted, the child is not of Viglunding blood.

Note:
I guess it is a tad too late to invoke Trusty :)
Yes, sorry.  Normally Traits are invoked before rolling, to get an ordinary success (and not roll the dice).

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Encounter
TOTAL SUCCESSES: 4 vs. FAILURES: 1 
Bern - 1 bonus die - 4 successes - 1 failure
Berangar - 1 bonus die -
Kemendil - 0 bonus dice -
Dinaethion - 1 bonus die -
Bés - 0 bonus dice -
Ulfaar - 0 bonus dice -
Shalronel - hiding
Andwise - in hiding?

Bern Asheye
 player, 423 posts
 END 28/12 Weary
 Hope 15/11
Mon 23 May 2016
at 06:32
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
"Enough!"

Bern slams his spear butt on the ground "I have heard enough of this folly, listen to me and listen well child of Viglund, you have ignored your kin warning, you have ignored your people plight and you ignored our offer of aid..."

Bern take a step forward his ash colored eyes burning "Know this the child you seek is under the protection of the high elves, the dwarves of the lonely mountain and all free people of the land..."

"For if you make this unhallowed alliance the name of Viglund seed would be earased from this land an memory in no three score of years, so I foretell!"

OOC:
Use Dinaethion bonus dice
09:32, Today: Bern Asheye rolled a total of 21: a great success (same result if weary) using the The One Ring with a target of 14 with rolls of 9 (Feat Die), 2, 6, 2, 2.  Awe.

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Loremaster
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Mon 23 May 2016
at 07:14
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)


As Bern slams his spear butt on the ground and speaks out, once again his voice grows loud and deep and reverberates across the dell, and he seems to grow.
All the Viglunding seem to duck their heads and cower for a couple seconds, even the members of the Fellowship  are shaken up by the power Bern's words, as he puts his hand on Dinaethion's shoulder, as he mentions that the place is under the protection of the high elves - to give his speech more weight.

OOC:  to use the bonus die.

In the darkened dell, under the black storm clouds, as lightning and thunder flash and boom to the East, all remain motionless.

Then, the older brother snaps right back, and points to Bern's helm, yelling: "Magic!  Foul mind-bending magic!".
His knuckles grow white as he grips his axe, ready to strike...  but he manages to keep his cool, and points to Bern.
"I invited you here, despite my desire that you be-gone, I invited you to share food and bread, despite the fact you turned us down and refused to partake...  so I will not break the sacred laws of hospitality."
All the Viglunding look around, and stare at Bern - ill at ease.
The older brother pursues: "I now ask you to leave us and depart, you who refused our desire not to have you here.  You who uses vile magic to win sway over our minds."

All the Viglunding, even the younger brother, look at Bern, wondering--  yet they all grip their weapons.

The older brother calls out:  "Be-gone you who wish to curse the seed of Viglund.  Be-gone you who are no longer welcome here.  Be-gone!".

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Encounter
TOTAL SUCCESSES: 5 vs. FAILURES: 1 
Bern - 1 bonus die - 5 successes - 1 failure
Berangar - 1 bonus die -
Kemendil - 0 bonus dice -
Dinaethion - 0 bonus dice -
Bés - 0 bonus dice -
Ulfaar - 0 bonus dice -
Shalronel - hiding
Andwise - in hiding?
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Bern Asheye
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Mon 23 May 2016
at 19:02
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
"be ready for anything..." Bern spoke softly to his friends.

He mellowed his voice, growing tired as he spoke "Tis is not a curse but a foretelling of what may happen, tis is a gift or curse bestowed on my bloodline."

He bows his head "We will heed your request and be gone... I beg of thee to listen to my foretelling and not ignore it... and now we will collect our missing companion the child whom is under our care and leave you."

"Come to us Mr. Rumble..." he calls "Tis is time we leave this place and go our own affairs."

OOC:

Use last dice
22:02, Today: Bern Asheye rolled a total of 29: a great success with the Gandalf Rune using the The One Ring with a target of 14 with rolls of 12 (Feat Die), 5, 2, 6, 4.  Persuade.

Loremaster
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Mon 23 May 2016
at 21:23
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
The older brother steps back, and looks around.
The Viglunding are looking around too, to one another, to their leaders.
The younger brother seems lost in thought...
All seem to be thinking.

It is obvious you may leave with no problem as the Viglunding move aside to let you pass.

The dark clouds have covered more than the dell now, moving out to the West.
All black around.  The rain seems still a bit to the East.


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Encounter
TOTAL SUCCESSES: 6 vs. FAILURES: 1 
Bern - 0 bonus die - 6 successes - 1 failure
Berangar - 1 bonus die -
Kemendil - 0 bonus dice -
Dinaethion - 0 bonus dice -
Bés - 0 bonus dice -
Ulfaar - 0 bonus dice -
Shalronel - hiding
Andwise - in hiding?

Kemendil
 player, 133 posts
Tue 24 May 2016
at 02:59
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
"Let us gather friend Andwise and shuffle off. I will then keep watch on this curious meeting of theirs from hiding if I can." muttered Kemendil to his friends.

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Andwise Rumble
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Tue 24 May 2016
at 10:13
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@LM,
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Tue 24 May 2016
at 10:51
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@Andwise
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Bes, child of Balin
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Tue 24 May 2016
at 19:59
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
Bés warily eyes the approaching storm. "I mislike this storm and talk of a 'dark envoy'," she murmurs to her nearby companions. "One who can conjure foul weather employs dark arts indeed."
Andwise Rumble
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Tue 24 May 2016
at 21:13
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
@LM.
Loremaster
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Tue 24 May 2016
at 22:10
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
Bés looks up at the skies...
Loremaster
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Wed 25 May 2016
at 20:48
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
You look at one another for some minutes, hesitating as to what to do:  leave, move to the cages, call for Andwise, continue talking to the brothers...

OOC:  Encounter over.  You got 6 Success, but with 2 special magic enhancements, so it is an Extraordinary Success (quite needed, since you started very low on the scale of things!) - 1 Failure, and the Tolerance was 3, thanks to Berangar's Helm (otherwise it probably would have been 1) to that is fine.

When, suddenly, the younger brother cries out: "Enough!  Let us not risk ruin and desolation as Pale-Eyes from Dale says.  Why make ties with unknown Messengers of Mirkwood?  I say we stand by our traditions...".
He walks over to a cage, and opens the door - before his brother can react - and pulls a man out:  "I use my right to have this man serve me for his year of penance.  To serve a VIglunding and then be one of our brothers once again, his blood-debt paid."  He looks at the man:  "What say you?  Will you serve me--  or would you rather be sent out West to toil and labor?".
As the man nods and starts to answer, the older brother rushes over, cutting him off:  "We have made the deal, given our word.  The criminals are to pay their debt for our clan serving our Ally!".
But some of the Viglunding, looking at the younger brother, move to open cages--  while others, looking at the older brother, move to block them.
Hearing this, the guards on the hill start moving down towards the dell.
Ulfaar
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Thu 26 May 2016
at 00:27
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
Watching the events unfold Ulfaar trys to position himself where he can take bow shots if necessary, "What now Bern?" he says in a low voice.
Loremaster
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Thu 26 May 2016
at 19:55
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
The younger brother has the man he freed from the cage come out and stand behind him.
He looks at his older brother:  "I call upon our clan's rules, and take this man as my servant, with his agreement, to pay his blood-debt to his folk", before looking out at the men in the dell:  "All who wish to see our kin remain with the clan, and be called brothers and sisters once again, rather than disappear somewhere in the West... all who wish to obey the ancestral laws:  take a criminal under your care".
Some of the men start to move around--

But the older brother calls out:  "As the eldest son, I carry my father's voice, and I say that any who help these criminals in getting away from the blood-debt the clan has imposed upon them, any who make them renege on the word and bond of Viglund...  will be considered criminals too!".

Under the dark sky, totally covered in black clouds from East to West now, in the near darkness - now that the Viglunding finished putting out the last embers of the fire - the clansmen have nearly all moved into the dell, abandoning their guard duties...  and they stand face to face, about split in half, in two groups - one backing each brother.

The tension is high.

An internecine fight is about to explode.
Bern Asheye
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Thu 26 May 2016
at 21:27
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
When time passed and no Andwise appeared Bern sighed, he had hope the hobbit would come out or give them a sign that he was well.

For now the attention was not on them so he allowed himself to whisper to his friends "It would appear we are on the path to bloodshed. I am not eager to meddle any more in the affair of other people but my guts tell me we must stand with the younger brother and make the elder see wisdom one way or another."
Andwise Rumble
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Fri 27 May 2016
at 10:16
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
@LM,
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Fri 27 May 2016
at 11:18
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
@Andwise
Berangar
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Tue 31 May 2016
at 03:19
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
"Aye, Bern; I would not e inclined to meddle, but, one brother here stands against the Shadow, and such a stand deserves our support.  I sense he knows us, yet spoke not against us," Berangar replies, his voice pitched low to his companions.

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Bes, child of Balin
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Tue 31 May 2016
at 17:25
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
Bés confers quietly with her comrades. "If a link there be 'twixt the gathering storm and this ally of whom the Viglundings speak, all here may be in grave danger. Only the most potent of evils can bend nature to herald or disguise its passing."
Dinaethion
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Tue 31 May 2016
at 18:45
004b-Shackles in Shambles (end of 2nd adventure)
Dinaethion appears lost in thought, lips pressed tight and brow furrowed.