Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Wang
 player, 198 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 00:24
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Wang picks up a stone and jogs off to catch the others. As they walk along Wang taps the stone with his finger tips.

Fretcher can't tark entire way. Wang just saying party shourd be sirent to avoid bandit.

Fletcher Green
 player, 281 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 00:57
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Before he can stop himself, Fletcher shouts as loudly as possible.

I WASN'T GOING TO!
Wang
 player, 199 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 01:20
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Fretcher prease, that way too roud. Wang understand Fretcher curiosities about codex. Wang too wourd rike to hear what mister Nod has to say. Just wanted to remind that we shourd not tark the whole journey. Wang be quiet now.
Nod
 player, 267 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 01:29
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Nod stops in a single stride length.

"Good thinking. I hadn't even considered looking at the scroll. We better make sure this is the last item we need, and if not, try to figure out what it is."

Nod casts Detect Magic and has a look at the scroll case.

20:29, Today: Nod rolled 27 using 1d20+11.  Spellcraft to identify the properties of the scroll/scroll case.

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Fletcher Green
 player, 282 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 01:48
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
There, see, this is a serious matter Mr. Wang.
Wang
 player, 200 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 01:56
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Wang continues to tap away at his rock.

Wang understand the seriousness Fretcher. Wang is a serious man.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 365 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 03:16
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Nod examines the scroll case.  The scroll case is made from a hollowed out leg bone of some large beast.  It is elaborately carved and sealed with wax.  The carvings are elemental in nature, featuring designs of clouds and wind.
Marek Kreegan
 player, 177 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 09:54
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
So what do you think, Nod.  Do we have them all?

And I'm not saying we shouldn't take them back to the little dweeb scientist.  I'm just saying that we risked life and limb and we should get paid accordingly.  I'm sure we could get quite abit for this stuff if we took it up to Absolom or maybe even Cheliax.  My sister and my former company should still be in Absolom now.  I'm betting we could fetch 10000 gold for all this stuff.

The other thing that bothers me is what Wang mentioned.  I don't trust the sheriff one bit.  He set us up and I'm personally going to find a way to make him pay for it, if I can.

As for Grelm, I'm betting he either high tailed it out the entire area, or he is in cahoots with that sheriff.  If that's the case, I mean to make him pay too!


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Fletcher Green
 player, 283 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 12:01
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Yes, the items carry a lot of value, and we have enemies. We must be very cautious.

Wang, why are you going clicketty clicketty clicketty click on that rock?

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Nod
 player, 268 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 14:30
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"Based on the name "firmament" and the fact that the scroll case is decorated with elemental inscriptions of clouds and wind, it looks promising. I am a bit concerned that "codex" usually implies a collection of hand written works, bound together, and this appears not to be a book, but codex comes from the ancient work "caudex" meaning "trunk of a tree". I suggest we assume this is it, and if it turns out not to be, we can keep it. I believe it has substantial value based on the strength of the magical aura inside. In light of no other evidence or direction to another object, I say we return to town."

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Fletcher Green
 player, 284 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 15:19
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Very well. Let us all use all of our senses to be alert for traps, tracks, ambushes, or spies!
Marek Kreegan
 player, 178 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 19:53
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Excellent!  Then we have some loose plans to go by.

We need to find a place to base outside of town.  Wang and I will stay with the loot.  Fletch and Nod go into town.

Fletch, you need to watch his back, eh?

Wang
 player, 201 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 20:30
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Monk tap on rock to harden finger tip. Wang shourd have proper finger board for this but a rock wirr do in a pinch. When body mind and Ki sharpened and focused monk can do anything. Wang having a rittre troubre adjusting to rife outside monastery. Wang normarry practice heavy training arr day farrowed by deep meditation. But to answer question Fretcher Monk with hardened finger tip punch through iron rock or occasionar beetre sherr.

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Wang
 player, 203 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 20:41
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Perhaps Wangs tarents are better served by assisting mister Nod. Wang have way with peopre, Sherrif rike Wang.
Nod
 player, 270 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 21:18
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"I completely agree with Merek's plan. I'd like to pause at the base camp and take some additional time to analyze the Codex. I suspect that there may be a scroll inside with one or more spells inscribed on it. Although I may not be able to learn the spell or spells or cast them, I may be able to read and copy them, and that may have good trade value in the future. During that time, Fletcher could go into town disguised and have a look around. Later, after Fletcher returns, Wand and I could go verify that the deal is still valid, and what the disposition of the townsfolk is toward us. In any case, we have a bit of a walk ahead of us, we should keep moving."

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Wang
 player, 204 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 21:43
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Wang agree to pran, sound sorid. Wang going to traver a rittre ahead now guys. Very hard to hear sound of forest over Marek clanking armor and Fretcher tarking, no offense.

Wang runs about twenty yards ahead of the group moving from tree to tree with his head on a swivel. At twenty yards he stops! Wang Looks to the left and pauses a second then to the right, after a brief scan of the ground he begins the process again.

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Fletcher Green
 player, 285 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 23:27
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Fletcher jogs ahead to catch up to Wang and stays within 10 feet of Wang at all times. He says nothing.
Marek Kreegan
 player, 180 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 23:37
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
Mareks mouth drops in disbelief.

To Fletcher and Nod he asks:

What in the world is he doing?
Nod
 player, 271 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2015
at 01:26
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
"I believe he is traveling in advance of the party in order to more effectively detect others. I feel like we should respect that. I'm anxious to see what Fletcher is up to. He seems like he is also skilled at quiet travel and detection. I must admit, neither of those things are in my repertoire. You, sir, on the other hand, strike me as a no-nonsense warrior, who usually chooses a heads up fight. Your skill with weapons is quite evident after the way you handily dispatched that insect. I am only wish that I had remembered to empty one of these vials of unholy water and collected a sample of that vial beast's excretions."
Marek Kreegan
 player, 181 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2015
at 09:31
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I got really lucky, is all.....fighting is always an odds game and your either play the odds or play against them.  I've been on both sides and still alive.

And tell me, Nod.  Do you personally think this 'professor' is legit?  My gut tells me he's more fish oil salesman than scholar.

And I've also noticed that your swing a sword like a novice.  Have you no formal training?  I can help you in that regard.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 368 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2015
at 10:49
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Nod strikes a heading due west.  Wang and Fletcher scout ahead.  Though the forest is dense and the travel is a bit slow, after about an hour the party hits the road.  The road is a sight for sore eyes and travel speed picks up as they head south west out of the forest.  They pass the snare trap left by the black banners on the first day, and within another hour they are again near the edge of the forest.  The trip was pleasantly uneventful.  With the Traveller's Stop Inn only about fifteen minutes ahead, stomachs are grumbling and the lure of a hot meal and a soft bed conflicts with the eerie sense that more problems could await around any corner.
Nod
 player, 272 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2015
at 14:43
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"I am so very tired. A hot meal and a bed would be welcome. I have a plan for our security. I suggest we enter the inn after nightfall, but just 3 of us. We leave one of us outside, as a watch, to see if our presence triggers a messenger to ride in the night to carry word of our arrival. If any of the inn's occupants would attempt to summon aid with intent to harm us, they will likely do it soon after we enter the inn. We can then take it in turn to watch for lone riders leaving the inn in the night, and if we spot any, we would know it isn't safe to pass the night within."
Fletcher Green
 player, 287 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2015
at 15:06
Re: Chapter 1: Into the Haunted Forest
In reply to Nod (msg # 765):

Allow me to slip into town first and determine if there are any obvious complications that we should be aware of. I do not think it will take long. There is not much else for them to talk about there. I only need to slip in and out of the stables, then hover around the inn briefly.
Wang
 player, 205 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2015
at 19:32
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Wang berieve party shourd stick to pran. Nod arrowing finish rine to croud mind. Party must stay focused and comprete task at hand. Good pran then good pran now, So ret's arr take deep breath and finish what we started. That Wang opinion.
Marek Kreegan
 player, 182 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2015
at 20:28
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At least one of us needs to stay out with the loot, or all of us have to go.

Now, there is no good place to hide outside of town other than the forest itself.  We need to stop before we emerge and gather all of the gear together, eh?

I agree with sticking with the plan with one caveat.  I think Fletch should sneak in first to scout.  When he comes back, either he will accompany Nod, or I will.  Two persons on the loot at all times, eh?

Marek stops in the path and starts to take off the breastplate and put his old padded leather back on.