A night in the city.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
DM
 GM, 82 posts
Fri 8 Jan 2016
at 20:33
A night in the city
The Time: 1 bell before Eveningfeast, 15th day of Alturiak 1366 (Year of the Hammer)

The Place: Luskan, Cutlass Isle, Sea Tower

It has been 3 tendays since Waydin performed his task set by the Arcane Brotherhood to retrieve the artifact. In that time, he met with the undead thing that was Ixon once on his dreams but nothing to report - just the usual mundane duties of his at the Sea Tower which were learn your craft and avoid the consequences of not showing effort. Fendris has given Waydin a wide berth - perhaps he is wary of Waydin after the confrontation with Milos or just bidding his time to strike back?

After Waydin's studies are concluded for the day, he retires to his quarters after his teachings and duties and is eager to eat eveningfeast. A knock on the door distracts Waydin from his hunger and he answers the door to see Master Calas and another man with him wearing the clothes and armor of a Luskan Watch Officer.

"Young Waydin, your services are required in service of Luskan", Master Calas says after the door is opened. "The man with me is Captain Honray of the City Watch."

"Well Met" Honray says with a nod and serious tone.

"You and a group of Mages have been selected to accompany a group of watchmen for the evening as magical support for them - tis a simple affair and many mages are called upon at random for this duty."
Waydin Boshar
 player, 90 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Fri 8 Jan 2016
at 21:02
A night in the city
 Waydin had retired for the evening to his cramped quarters,and was about to eat his evening ration,when there was a knock upon the door. He sat the half loaf of bread next to the barley soup,and picked up the dagger from the table. He made his way to the door and opened it, with the dagger concealed behind his back.

 Upon seeing one of the Masters at his threshold, Waydin bowed his head at once in deference to the presence of a Master. He listened to Master Calas's words,and then bowed his head again. "Yes,Master. It shall be an honor and a privilege to serve the Brotherhood by serving Luskin."


The young Mageling nodded to the one identified as Honray, but his attention remained upon the Master. But his mind was already doing a mental inventory, of what he would take with him, on this duty for the city. A brace of daggers, four darts, and of course, a sturdy Quarter Staff.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:17, Tue 12 Jan 2016.

DM
 GM, 83 posts
Tue 12 Jan 2016
at 11:20
A night in the city
With a small group of mages gathered, they were assigned groups to meet at the city barracks later in the night after eveningfeast. After the meal, they left the Sea Tower via Carriage to the barracks and from there, assigned to their unit for the evening.

Waydin's unit comprised 5 men at arms and a unit leader, armed with maces and short swords but the leader was armed with a long sword.

"We will be patrolling the section of the city by the South Gate", the unit leader began. "There will be one other patrol in the area that can come to our aid via a horn blast should it be necessary - lets move."

They boarded a smaller carriage and headed to the their assigned location. After they arrived, they disembarked and began their patrol.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 91 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Tue 12 Jan 2016
at 21:04
A night in the city

 When Waydin got off the carriage, he stretched, and then looked the area over where they had stopped. The Mageling listened to the leader, the asked a question. " Do you expect much trouble on this patrol? What I mean to ask, is this part of the city known for incidents?"
DM
 GM, 84 posts
Fri 15 Jan 2016
at 09:59
A night in the city
"It is an area frequented by visitors to the city. We are to make sure they adhere to city law", the unit leader said.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 92 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Fri 15 Jan 2016
at 14:29
A night in the city
  With the answer from the unit leader, Waydin felt none the better,for the knowing. In the Towers, there was protection of the Masters,and the blades of the Guards to ward against threats. But out here, on the streets of Luskin, all Waydin had was his meager spells and skill at arms. His wits where his best weapon, of course, but he remained close to the Guardsman all the same. "Well then, lead on Good Captain."

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DM
 GM, 85 posts
Sun 17 Jan 2016
at 19:28
A night in the city
Beginning their patrol by the South Gate, Waydin walked with the patrol through the streets going south along the city's wall. The first building they pass is the Hall of Warriors, the local temple to Tempus, the god of battles. After the temple, they pass Rat Alley - so named for a restaurant which served rats as the local fare. The eatery burned down many winters ago but the name has stuck for the alley.

After a few feet, the patrol approaches The Cutlass, an inn, tavern and festhall. The ladies of the night stand by its walls winking and enticing the patrol as they approach and then the loud noise of singing and laughter coming from the place.

The patrol leader stops the group at the front of the festhall.

"We will check the taproom and then leave - be wary", he said.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 93 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Mon 18 Jan 2016
at 02:57
A night in the city
 The patrol through the streets of Luskin had been uneventful, so far. But the night was yet young, and one never knew what to expect in the city they patrolled. Waydin quickly grew bored and allowed his mind to wonder to other things. But when the group came to a halt before the infamousCutlass Inn, the mageling quickly came back to the present. The caution from the leader was not needed, for the Cutlasses reputation went far beyond the boundaries of Luskin.

" I indeed shall be wary, Captain. But why would the patrons of this Inn wish to assail a patrol of the Watch? We are doing the bidding of the High Captains and Masters of the Brotherhood." Waydin was not the most wordly of individuals, but he learned quickly.


 Waydin  inhaled then slowly exhaled. " Alright, let us venture into the belly of the beast, Gentlemen." Said the mageling with more confidence then he currently felt.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:11, Tue 19 Jan 2016.

DM
 GM, 86 posts
Tue 19 Jan 2016
at 11:05
A night in the city
"Indeed we are, mageling. However, there are those outside the city who do not care thus...Also we make note of the strange faces who are here and make note of them - for future reference."

At the watch captain's last words, two of the men let out small grins. It was well known that the City of Sails does not really welcome visitors to it and those that visit are watched - especially demihumans - by the high captains and brotherhood respectively for any excuse to arrest and hold for questioning.

Also the non magic using members of the watch are sometimes members of the one ship or another among them.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 94 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Tue 19 Jan 2016
at 12:34
A night in the city

  Waydin suddenly frowned but he just nodded at the patrol leader's words. "So noted. Time to grace the Cutlass with our presence." Waydin said it in a most serious manner, but he smiled to the patrol and it's leader.
DM
 GM, 87 posts
Sat 23 Jan 2016
at 23:32
A night in the city
There were two bouncers at the door but let the group enter after they revealed themselves to be watchmen.

The Cutlass was a noisy affair with several of the patrons eyeing the watch group warily. The watch commander went to the bar to speak with the bartender while the rest of the group was ordered to wait.

Waydin looked about the taproom and noted his associate Milos at a table nearby. He was with one of the bar wenches on his lap and he was whispering something in her ear to which she giggled merrily.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 95 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Sat 23 Jan 2016
at 23:47
A night in the city

 The place was as he remembered it, to noisy, to crowded,and just to everything. Waydin had not been in the Gutless for years, but he used to help is "father" deliver glassware to the place,back in the day. At least no one would box his ears, or try and make him drink ale this time around. The Mageling watched the crowed with an indifferent expression upon his face. Milos had been spotted, but Waylin made no indication he knew the man.
DM
 GM, 88 posts
Sun 24 Jan 2016
at 00:49
A night in the city
The watch commander returned.

"There are several men here from a ship called The Fallen Fish, an independent Caravel stopping here before she raises sail and heads south for Waterdeep. Her captain and 1rst mate have yet to arrive. We will take station further down the street and meet the good captain and his second and pose some "questions" to them...Lets go."

The watch commander leads the group out of the Cutlass and back into the quieter streets. They proceed further down the street and take station at the last building on the block.

A short while later two men come walking around the corner.

The watch commander steps forward, blocking their path.

"By the power vested in me by the High Captains of Luskan, you and your first mate are to accompany me and my men and answer a few - "

His words are cut short as one of the two men throws his arm forward and hits the watch commander in the throat with a dagger, cutting off his words. As he falls, the rest of the men rush forward, weapons drawn while one blasts the alarm horn. The second man next to the dagger thrower draws a large bastard sword and cuts down the first watchmen that comes close.

(Initiative & Action please ~Almighty GM)
Waydin Boshar
 player, 96 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Sun 24 Jan 2016
at 01:18
A night in the city
 The patrol leader had them head out into the streets again, to waylay some errant ship's Captain and his First Mate. Waydin took this all this in stride, after all, duty was duty; When the patrol arrived as the designated place to waylay the pair, the mageling leaned upon his staff and waited.


 Soon enough, the brace of men approached the patrol,and the Captain stepped forward and in the best tradition of the Captains, declared his intention,and died before he could complete his thought. The sound of steel being drawn by the two and the other members of the patrol could be heard.

Waydin released his hold upon the quarter staff, as it fell to the ground forgotten. The Mageling's hands began to dance in an intricate motion, as words of arcane power slipped from his lips. a sudden multi hued clash of light and colors sprang from Waydin's fingertips and rushed out towards the two enemies,and anyone of the patrol that got caught in it's effect.


Waydin cast the spell Color Spray at the two strangers.

20:08, Today: Waydin Boshar rolled 7 using 1d10.  Init roll.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:21, Sun 24 Jan 2016.

DM
 GM, 89 posts
Sun 24 Jan 2016
at 02:36
A night in the city
The watchmen move in on the two  - 3 watchmen vs 2 sailors. The watchmen take on the sword wielding sailor two to one while the single watchmen takes on the dagger thrower.

The watchmen swung their blades but the sailor with the single sword but he deftly blocked their attacks like a seasoned warrior. He returned their attacks with one of his own and ran through a watchmen which collapsed as he pulled his blade between the man's splint mail.

The dagger thrower was having a harder time of it with the single watchmen. The sailor produced another dagger while the watchman lunged. Both met blades with a spark and they stepped back taking each other's measure.

Waydin casts color spray, engulfing all the combatants stunning all within it area of effect. All of them reeled from the effects, visibly stunned.

The other watch group approached from behind but before they could come to aid Waydin and the watch with him, the sailors from the Cutlass came pouring out and engaged the watch.

(initiative and action ~Almighty DM)
Waydin Boshar
 player, 97 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Sun 24 Jan 2016
at 02:54
A night in the city
In reply to DM (msg # 15):

 The spell went off but it seemed the two's friends where coming out of the Cutless to aid them. Waydin was alone for all intend and purposes, his spell had effected everyone. The Mageling throw his darts at the approaching sailors from the Cutless, then took to his heels. Waydin ran for  his life, towards the other group of Watchmen.

21:50, Today: Waydin Boshar rolled 13 using 1d20.  Dart 3.
21:49, Today: Waydin Boshar rolled 10 using 1d20.  Dart 2.
21:49, Today: Waydin Boshar rolled 2 using 1d20.  Dart 1.
21:47, Today: Waydin Boshar rolled 1 using 1d10.  Init roll.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:55, Sun 24 Jan 2016.

DM
 GM, 90 posts
Sun 24 Jan 2016
at 04:01
A night in the city
With everyone stunned from his spell, Waydin decided to run in the opposite direction & assist the second group of watchmen by throwing darts at the sailors coming out of the Cutlass.

Two of his three daggers strike a couple of sailors but they could not engage the thrower due to a watchman fighting them. As Waydin threw his last dart, another horn sounded from the melee and Waydin spotted Milos coming out of the Cutlass to see what the commotion was all about.

Spotting Waydin, Milos says, "Well, I leave you alone for a few tendays and this is the trouble you get in to?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:43, Sun 24 Jan 2016.

Waydin Boshar
 player, 98 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Mon 25 Jan 2016
at 02:44
A night in the city
 Waydin drew a dagger after he had expended his darts. Seeing Milos, the Mageling made his way toward the sailor. He had a better chance of living with the bladesmen at his bac, plus he had that enchanted sword from the tomb. " This one was not of my doing. The patrol leader demanded those two," he pointed with his dagger."to come with us,and the bastards killed him. The rest of these dogs from the Cutless are of his crew. They dared attack us."" Said Waydin to Milos.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:54, Mon 25 Jan 2016.

DM
 GM, 91 posts
Tue 26 Jan 2016
at 11:17
A night in the city
As Waydin points to the men that engaged his watch, They both begin to yell something the mageling cant make out.

The sailors from the Cutlass begin to turn and run, heading for the two men who also run - Heading for the docks. The second group of watchmen pursue and yet a third group of watch can be seen coming down the street at a distance.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 99 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Wed 27 Jan 2016
at 03:23
A night in the city
In reply to DM (msg # 19):


 "Come on, Milos! We have to stop those men from reaching their ship." With that, Waydin ran after the  Watch running after the two men.
DM
 GM, 92 posts
Thu 28 Jan 2016
at 11:15
A night in the city
Milos ran right behind him, heading toward the docks. The sailors got to their ship just as another group of watchmen answered the call and came to the docks. The sailors of the ship began untying their moorings hastily as they fought a defensive battle against the watchmen trying to board her.

Milos patted Waydin's shoulder making him stop his run.

"We wont be able to board her with the watch crowding around the gangplank - we'll have to find another way on board." As Milos looked about, he saw a mooring still tied to the ship by its aft section. All the sailors were amidships fighting off the watchmen.

"How good are you climbing with a rope?", Milos asked.
Waydin Boshar
 player, 100 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Thu 28 Jan 2016
at 15:52
A night in the city
In reply to DM (msg # 21):

  Waydin gave Milos, one of those " are you serious" looks, when asked about climbing ropes. The Mageling just knew he was going to regret the next several moments of his life. " I have no idea. But I can always find out, what do you have in mind." He said to Milos.
DM
 GM, 93 posts
Mon 1 Feb 2016
at 00:27
A night in the city
Milo's acted fast.

He grabbed a length of rope and measured 5 feet between the two of them. He then added more length, cut it with a knife at his belt and tied his and waydin's waist.

As he headed to the mooring rope, he said, "I will go first and then you follow...I'm a capable swimmer but I'm not sure if they teach you mages how to tread water - at least this way, you don't drown & we get across"
Waydin Boshar
 player, 101 posts
 Apprentice Mage
Mon 1 Feb 2016
at 00:53
A night in the city

 Waydin just looked at Milos like he was insane. " Well, you might be a good swimmer, but I only encounter water in my bath. And remind me, never to ask you,what you have in mind,again." But for all that, Waydin went along with the plan,since he didn't have a better idea.
DM
 GM, 94 posts
Mon 1 Feb 2016
at 02:24
A night in the city
Milos led the way, he grabbed the mooring rope and with both hands he held the rope while looping his legs around it as well. He moved like a caterpillar for about two feet and when the slack on Waydin's end lessened, he stopped.

"See, its easy - just do what I do and we will be across in no time", Milos asid looking back at the mage. The mooring rope went about another 10-15 feet on an angle to the ship.

(Climb skill or just a strength check if you don't have it ~Almighty DM)