(IC) The Quest Begins!   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Dungeon Master
 GM, 762 posts
Fri 16 Jul 2021
at 01:59
Re: (IC) The Quest Begins!
The night passes. Nothing creeps out. And with the ogre and goblins dead, it goes by uneventfully. Most of the night, Sam watches Halie sleep. He doesn't go near her, just remains by the fire. Occasionally, his eyes dart to the others. Morning comes and Sam seems to be asleep with the fire dying down. Its hard to tell if he is awake or asleep but he isn't moving. Everyone else is up and moving around, probably some getting the wagon prepared but the odd items-the longbow, belt, goggles and the shirt lie near the wagon. Muffins is up and walking around, a bit sore. With the healing from the cleric and rest he seems to be alright and walks over to Dove. He sniffs and tilts his head before going over to Sam. The mans eyes open up with the dog staring right in his face. Muffins walks over to Jem and sits down. Sam gets up, stretching.
Dreamljocht
 Elf Cleric, 53 posts
Fri 16 Jul 2021
at 10:03
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Refreshed and enlightened joins Dreamljocht Sam and Muffins. Looking at the odd collection at their feet he asks: "These are the things you did find yesterday and don't know if they are magical?" He turns to Dove, who seems awake too: "I have Detect Magic at my disposal today, but I don't have much experience with it. I'll try if I can determine what these things are. Are you in any way experienced with this kind of work? If so, would you like to give me a hand?"

This message was last edited by the player at 18:17, Fri 16 July.

Dove Laneri
 Aasimar Sorcerer, 21 posts
Fri 16 Jul 2021
at 21:44
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Dove smiled brightly at Dreamljocht as she put her book down on top of her bag before hopping up to walk over happily. She seemed eager for a bit of social interaction; likely considering her last bout where the goblins in question.

“Yup! Solid at identifying magic items, but much better at figuring out how to make them work. Thankfully I know a spell to help. My uncle used to give me wands to practice on. All fun and games until you hit your mother with a create water spell. Then it’s hilarious…. Until she catches you.”

Dove cast Identify as she joined the man over the pile of loot, humming as she reached out a hand to touch the first item to examine. If they where cursed it would have already hit whoever moved them by now. The Golden etchings on her hands where similar in nature to those on her face.

“Now let’s see what we have here…Yea?.”

This message was last edited by the player at 22:23, Fri 16 July.

Sam Cascious
 Tiefling Rogue, 13 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 10:47
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The cleric and sorceror work their 'magic' upon the items and after a few moments, they seem to be done. Sam turns and sees the two of them. He steps towards them, eyes narrowed. Its really hard to tell how he will react to what is going on. But he stands there nearbye, just seemingly curious.
Dove Laneri
 Aasimar Sorcerer, 24 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 11:37
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“You found some winners here. The bow is I think the most expensive item of the lot with a simple enhancement enchantment. The chain shirt as well! The belt is weird but should help ward off illness and such. The goggles though are great for people who like to check for traps face first. Help you notice them before they notice you; all at the cost of your dignity. Eesh who thought goggles looked better then spectacles?”

Dove smiles cheerfully as she finishes listing what each item does for the group, rather enjoying being able to do something.
Halie Delmenn
 Human Ranger, 51 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 16:43
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Halie had remained blissfully unaware of the admiration from Sam while she slept, the day's exhaustion taking hold. When she finally woke, she sat up and stretched, unsure if she dreamt or not...if she had, there were no memories there. Making note of the others, Halie got up, stretched once more before gathering up her things and putting them away.
Jemimwitt Haethy
 Halfling Cavalier, 37 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 17:39
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Jemimwitt had mostly returned to normal now that Muffins was recovering well. His coat had been well groomed and most of his minor wounds patched. Jemimwitt was back to his usual optimistic and smiling self.

"If the chain shirt fits, and we can get the smell out, I could use that.

Me and Muffins can be sneaky if we need to be, but I prefer facing my foes in glorious honorable combat.

If someone else truly desires it though, it's not the end of the world. We're both pretty fast and tough.

Sam Cascious
 Tiefling Rogue, 14 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 20:04
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As much as the rogue wants to retort to the sorceror, he doesn't say a word. He looks at all the magical gear, and reaches out for the goggles. He puts them onto his head and grabs the bow, moving over to the ranger and holds it out to her "I feel this is best for you." He watches her for a moment then looks over at Dove "Thank you."
Dove Laneri
 Aasimar Sorcerer, 27 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 21:00
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“I can get the smell out. Everyone underestimates Prestidigitation but when you can’t stop for a bath regularly, or loot stuff from questionable places well…. Magical cleaning gets my full endorsement! And you’re welcome!”

Dove puts her spell where her bragging is; humming happily as she uses prestidigitation to clean the chain shirt and even other magic items of any questionable stains, smells or substances left upon it.
Dreamljocht
 Elf Cleric, 54 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 21:44
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"All split up to everone's taste? Sam, the belt for you too for now? It is nothing I have use for." Dreamljocht starts to collect his things, loading his backpack on the cart, besides common gear. "It seems time to start a new day of our travel. Are you joining us, Dove, at least for part of the journey?"
Dreamljocht is in a good mood after the battle yesterday and he is eager to move on.
Dove Laneri
 Aasimar Sorcerer, 30 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 22:01
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"At least a part of it, sure. Being able to rest at the nights without fear of goblins for now is something I could use."

Dove gave a little shiver as she began to pack her things up. Thankfully nothing too traumatic had happened but being kidnapped was never something you wanted to just brush off, nor did she want to risk Stripes on guard duty. She definitely had to look into some new spells.
Halie Delmenn
 Human Ranger, 52 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 22:15
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She was busy loading her things on Peto when Sam came up, holding out the bow. "Oh...um...thank you," she said with a soft smile, taking the bow and looking it over before testing the string. Satisfied, she unshouldered her original bow and unstrung it and placed it among her things on Peto's back. With that done, she shouldered the new one, giving Sam a smile. "Always good to have a backup."
Dungeon Master
 GM, 773 posts
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 02:19
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After all the items are given up, Sam shakes his head "Split it up. I feel others helped out." Even if it would be good for the rogue, something inside of him seems to want to be fair-a odd sight for the rogue. He climbs up, eyes darting to each of them. Tilting his head, he puts the goggles on but not lowered. After all that is put into the wagon which isn't much-just some daggers and minor weapons and the goblin weapons he motions for the others to follow. The wagon seems like a armory. But has some minor supplies within it. A mini-store spot. When all is set and done, the group moves through the encampment and back to the main road. A days travel. The forest surrounds the road. Its quiet and calm. Some minor critters peep out here and there. Typical wildlife. The weather is decent, with a slight breeze but soon the weather may make the group go to the weather gear. Fall. The road goes for awhile and moves off to the slight west.

OOC Make a Perception Check. And if trained in it Survival.
So everyone has horses minus Sam as he's got the wagon. So where is Dove going to be? Walking? On someone elses horse? Back of the wagon or up front with Sam?

Dove Laneri
 Aasimar Sorcerer, 32 posts
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 06:06
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Dove happily rides in the back of the Wagon, not wanting to sit besides him but figuring it's the easiest way to keep up with the party. Albeit if they plan to go at a walk she has no problems with walking for a bit. It's better to keep her body limber after all.
Halie Delmenn
 Human Ranger, 53 posts
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 20:50
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With a smile, Halie led Peto out before mounting up and taking point. Her coppery red hair hung loosely about her shoulders, occassionally getting tossled by the breeze, hazel eyes darting about.



14:49, Today: Halie Delmenn rolled 15 using 1d20+9.  Perception.
14:50, Today: Halie Delmenn rolled 13 using 1d20+11.  Survival.

Dreamljocht
 Elf Cleric, 56 posts
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 21:23
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Dreamljocht follows his companions. He is somewhat dsitracted by this thoughts. He ponders on Sam and on Dove. Both strangers with an unknown inheritance and each in their own way there seems to be a resemblance?

23:19, Today: Dreamljocht rolled 21 using 1d20+3. Survival.
23:19, Today: Dreamljocht rolled 8 using 1d20+6. Perception.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:00, Sun 18 July.

Jemimwitt Haethy
 Halfling Cavalier, 41 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 16:31
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Jemimwitt kept an eye out along with his steed, who's nose and ears could pick up a great deal of potential threats.

Muffins was full of energy and quite fast, darting and investigating to the side or behind sniffing for threats.

09:30, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 20 using 1d20+4.  survival (jemimwitt).  09:29, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 24 using 1d20+9.  Perception (Jemimwitt) +2 vs danger.  09:29, Today: Jemimwitt Haethy rolled 15 using 1d20+5.  Perception (Muffins).
Dungeon Master
 GM, 781 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 23:55
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They seem to be on the right track as they get to a fork, both looking the same but the path to the northeast seems to have been used but not recently and the other looks smaller with deep forest area drooping down that looks like it swevers and goes out of sight looking like it goes downards at a angle. The two in lead don't go down the beaten path, with the rogue following their lead.

With Jem and Haile about 50' ahead around a corner out of sight, they notice a massive bear sitting in the middle of the road. Its huge and turns watching the two approach upon their steeds. It growls, digging its claws in and lets out a loud roar! It stands up, at least 9' tall and growls.

Upon hearing the roar, Sam gets the wagon to stop as Dove falls backwards inside the wagon byt doesn't get hurt. Dream keeps moving and stops and glances back at Sam but he hears the roar once more.

OOC
Sam, Dove and Dream hear it and stop but don't see what made it between the thick woods and the corner above. About 40' to the curve. The cavalier and ranger are out if sight for now.

Jemimwitt Haethy
 Halfling Cavalier, 43 posts
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 14:42
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Muffins ears immediately flattened and he got low to the ground as the bear roared, but didn't immediately charge or run off: he was very well trained, naturally.

"Whoa there, easy boy!"

Jemimwitt started backing up at a high pace. Muffins could move faster than just about any other dog, despite his stubby legs. He looked over at Halie and made sure she wasn't left out here alone.

"Unless you have some trick to drive it off, lets back up to the wagon, Halie? No reason to try and fight that thing unless we have to. I'll back your play either way, of course."

A foe issuing a full challenge was one thing, but he wasn't about to just charge forward to slay a beast in the wild that wasn't harming anyone. He'd never had trouble with them before, but who knew with the weirdness of the forest these days.
Dreamljocht
 Elf Cleric, 59 posts
Fri 23 Jul 2021
at 19:08
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Dreamljocht holds his horse, jumps off and ties it with a loose knot to the cart. His scimitar drawn, he runs to the corner where Halie and Jem were last seen.
Dove Laneri
 Aasimar Sorcerer, 34 posts
Sat 24 Jul 2021
at 08:51
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Dove shifts once standing up to keep an eye out for an ambush, but doesn't plan to rush after the others. Yet anyway. A blocked road is a common trick for bandits and considering this is goblin territory she's not going to risk being ambushed from behind. Again.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 782 posts
Sun 25 Jul 2021
at 03:21
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Life was easier when he was alone. Always did what he wanted, always got paid. And only worried for himself. Now this. The ranger may need his help. A cavalier that seemed odd, a elf cleric that seemed always nice. And now the sorcerer. He drops down, makes sure the horses are tethered dispite not listening to him immediatly. Fighting the urge to go after them, he goes to the back of the wagon, waiting but he keeps looking down the path where the others left. One of his daggers suddently appears in his hand and is tossed up a few times.

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Around the corner, the ranger looks at the cavalier and now the cleric "Back up slowly. Quiet. Calm."

The bear growls, keeping its distance and lowers itself down. It grunts and growls, staring at them.

OOC
Make a Perception check and a Knowledge (Nature) check-Haile, Dream and Jem.

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:22, Sun 25 July.

Halie Delmenn
 Human Ranger, 55 posts
Sun 25 Jul 2021
at 05:05
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Halie didn't draw any weapons, instead, watching the bear carefully as she subtly motioned the others back. She didn’t seem to be overly worried though she did her best to keep a proper read on the situation.



23:05, Today: Halie Delmenn rolled 15 using 1d20+9.  Perception.
23:05, Today: Halie Delmenn rolled 26 using 1d20+7.  Knowledge (Nature).

Dungeon Master
 GM, 784 posts
Sun 25 Jul 2021
at 05:16
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Dreamljocht
 Elf Cleric, 60 posts
Wed 28 Jul 2021
at 15:02
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dreanljocht doesn't here new sounds after the first disturbing sounds, so he walks forward to the bend cautiously, calling: "Halie, Jem, are you allright?"