FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council.   Posted by _ Brother Barthomew.Group: 0
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 1043 posts
 Lord Ringbridge
 Knight Commander
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 14:58
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Cyrus didn’t enjoy these meetings when he attended them with Gandred, but this one had taken a turn that made him lean forward. He waited for Andalon to examine the gem and nudged Gandred to see his reaction.
DM
 GM, 4366 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 15:01
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~Brother Lutz Stigmar
 NPCe, 10 posts
 Cleric of Torag
 at Iron Keep
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 16:33
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Brother Lutz sat up in his seat when the half-orc came in to announce the news. Before that, he'd only been halfway paying attention to the proceedings with the rest of his attention on the slovenly human laying on the ground; Lutz enjoyed his ale as much as the next dwarf, but allowing oneself to get that drunk was utterly irresponsible.

As Andalon takes the gem to examine, he asks, "Lord Andalon, may I look at the gem once you have examined it? I have some experience with gems and may be able to identify some of its mundane qualities as well. As for the survivors, I would recommend they be brought here for interrogation, or perhaps we send a contingent to Outpost to do so."

This message was last updated by the player at 16:33, Thu 07 Jan.

Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 1115 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 15:42
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Andalon finished his inspection and handed the gemstone to Brother Lutz.

"Gyrona's priestesses - yes, all her clerics are female - don't build chapels or temples or the like, but just small shrines of simple piled stones. Some of these piles have cat's-eye gemstones on top or a painted representation of one, from which it is rumored Gyronna may peer and curse defilers of the shrine. When this stone has been examined I can take it back to the cathedral to be purified, unless you all simply wish to smash it.

"Gyronna's priestesses are renowned for their ability to foster hatred and turn friend against friend, and are not above simply killing someone in cold blood if it betters suits their purpose. The priestess is dead, which is a fitting punishment for her crimes. The followers that have been captured may be ardent worshipers of that evil goddess, or they may simply be misguided or victims of the priestess's manipulation. They should be questioned to determine their involvement and whether they are willing to repent. Bring them here and I will call upon Abadar to grant me the power to discern lies, if necessary. Some may deserve to be executed, or imprisoned, or some other punishment. Others may yet be saved."

~Tobias Lodkova
 NPC e, 8 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 22:12
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OOC: Be aware that V&A cannot build the Tavwrn/Holy House in Kunlun THIS turn. Too much bp tied up in other projects. This is a forewarning of plans for next session.
DM
 GM, 4367 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 22:19
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Noted.
Adoven Lodovka-Sud
 Player, 870 posts
 AC 21 F+3 R+10 W+3
 Rogue / Bard, HP 33/45
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 22:27
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Unless the bank of Adabar has THAT MUCH to loan?
~Brother Lutz Stigmar
 NPCe, 11 posts
 Cleric of Torag
 at Iron Keep
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 23:07
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Lutz takes the gemstone and examines it as he listens to Andalon explain what he knows about Gyrona and her priestesses.

17:06, Today: ~Brother Lutz Stigmar rolled 22 using 1d20+7.  Appraise
DM
 GM, 4369 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 23:23
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~Brother Lutz Stigmar
 NPCe, 12 posts
 Cleric of Torag
 at Iron Keep
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 23:50
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Lutz looks at the gem for a moment and then hands it back to Andalon with a shrug, "It's a nice gem, worth a fair amount, but nothing especially unique about it."
Alisa Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 452 posts
 Half-elf Cleric
Fri 8 Jan 2021
at 04:20
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Alisa arose and spoke:

"Her cult is a particularly sick one.  It preys upon and recruits abused, broken, and shattered women.  Some of her followers are the evil, while others are more truly its victim.   As the bishop implied, I believe assessing these women is the right thing to do.   If even one of them may be swerved from the awful path they are treading, it will be time well invested.  I would volunteer to speak with them, and see what can be discerned, if the council will approve it. I will not be doing any interrogating, however."   

She walked nearer the bishop.

"I have the spell for detecting the presence of evil - may I?" she inquired, meaning the stone.

Unless any reason not, will cast detect evil on the gem.   

This message was last edited by the player at 04:25, Fri 08 Jan.

DM
 GM, 4372 posts
Fri 8 Jan 2021
at 09:57
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Alisa Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 454 posts
 Half-elf Cleric
Fri 8 Jan 2021
at 19:08
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After performing the spell her eyes narrowed in distaste, and she nodded once in confirmation.

"Aye. Just a very faint tinge - but it's there."
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 1121 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Sat 9 Jan 2021
at 04:00
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"I suspected there might be something like that," Andalon responded. "Don't worry, we can certainly remedy that tomorrow. Then it will just be a gemstone that can be turned into cash to assist with reparations at Outpost."
Alisa Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 457 posts
 Half-elf Cleric
Sat 9 Jan 2021
at 18:36
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Alisa nodded, well satisfied with that proposal.

"And I meant it," she reemphasized, "If it's appropriate and helpful, then I am asking to be allowed to interview those women, and aid in sorting the dupes and victims from the true fanatics."   
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 1122 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Sun 10 Jan 2021
at 06:16
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“Your assistance will be most welcome, Priestess,” Andalon assured Alisa.

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~Aranel Romanese
 NPC e, 8 posts
Mon 28 Jun 2021
at 19:07
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
The representative of the church of Andoletta and Councilor of the Vallani holdings brings another issue to the Council.

"A proposal has been made by mistress Vallani to build a shrine to Jalaijatali, the goddess of waterfalls and rapids, at the site of the great waterfall in the town of Feyfalls. Rather an exotic choice, but not entirely inappropriate given the waterfalls and rapids that Vallani towns are build around. Mistress Vallani also hopes, rather optimistically I must say, that worship of Jalaijatali may eventually present a more socially acceptable - and less murderous - alternative to Hanspur."

"As such I would like to hear if there are any objections to this from the Council."


There's not a hell of a lot that can be found on Jalaijatali, but she is CG and does seem like a good fit for towns literally build around waterfalls:

https://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Jalaijatali
https://www.aonprd.com/DeityDi...ItemName=Jalaijatali

Are there any objections to this? If not I'll go ahead and build a shrine.
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 1195 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Tue 29 Jun 2021
at 16:15
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Bishop Andalon looks a little surprised at the deity that has been named but after a few moments' thought he nods acceptance.

"I think we can find a place for almost all deities in Midmarch who are not numbered among the forces of evil. I have no objection to mistress Vallani's proposal and I wish her well for her hopes of displacing Hanspur from these waters."
~Brother Thaddeus Riverson
 NPC e, 16 posts
 Acolyte of Iomedae
 Domitius Companion
Tue 29 Jun 2021
at 23:34
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Brother Thaddeus rubbed his earlobe in thought before standing to address the group.  "I have been asked to represent Lady Alisa in this matter as she is currently unable to travel, we hope and pray that the impending birth is smooth and without complications.  House Solanus would support House Vallani in this endeavour and looks forward to easier access to Restov.

Jalaijatali isn't very well known within the stolen lands so we look forward to learning more about her in the future, will there be a representative sent to join this august body?"

~Aranel Romanese
 NPC e, 9 posts
Wed 30 Jun 2021
at 05:10
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"At the moment only a shrine tended by an acolyte if planned for, and no formal presence of the new faith in the Council." Aranel answers Brother Thaddeus question.

Probably not as a (eventually great) shrine is all I'm going for here. Any more would require an NPC and would bring in complications regarding spending the income appropriately.
_ Brother Barthomew
 NPC e, 59 posts
 NPC - Henry's Chaplain
 Priest of Pharasma
Wed 30 Jun 2021
at 05:48
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Brother Bart nods along with the other two.  "It is certainly permissible within our laws, and I can see no reason why Henry would object.
Kiera Raincutter-Solanus
 player, 330 posts
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 12:20
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This, well... wasn't usually a place she actually came to- but well... she -did- have something in the works.  But then again, her own faith had seen herthrough a number of things, and it was time Ki felt like she had to repay that debt... and she always did pay them.

At least she was dressed nicely, though- in a nice dress, and her hair up- though the yellow and black ribbon worked into the braid was a new touch- as was the scroll she was bearing in her hands.

Though she'd wait to be acknowledged.  One didn't irritate the local representatives of the gods if one couldn't help it...


OOC: I think I found some other stuff on Jalaijatali- it's on another device so I'll have to go dig that up and see if I can find it.  It wasn't much, but it was something...  I'll do a little more rummaging and see if there's any other scrap I can find.
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 1215 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 15:56
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
Andalon smiled and raised his hand in greeting to Kiera, then beckoned her forward.

"You are welcome to join us, Kiera. I know you have some news that might interest this Midmarch Religious Council. Are you here to share that news with those who haven't heard yet?"
Kiera Raincutter-Solanus
 player, 332 posts
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 04:25
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Giving Andalon a smile- though a quiet one- she nods.

"...I wanted to give you some advance warning, just in case people started coming to you and pointing fingers or something- you've done good things in making sure nobody's really been feeling all too persecuted about who they worship, and you can count both me and my friend Rila under that number.

The Bishop knows of the new business district opening up, in the northeast of Tusk- I'm opening some things there- and one of them will be a brothel with a shrine to Calistria attached to it.  I think there will be an acolyte or something coming to tend to it, but given that some don't see really eye-to-eye with the Lady in the Room- and some of her teachings- I wanted to let you know ahead of time.

The cost is coming out of my own pocket, as well.

I'm hoping if they do send someone to see to it, that it's not going to create too much of a ripple- and that also you'll see it as an opportunity."

OOC: It will be a Great Shrine, geared towards Calistria's more CG aspects if she has anything to say to it.  I'm not sure if that comes with an acolyte or someone to tend to it, though.
DM
 GM, 4807 posts
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 05:56
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OOC:  It comes with all the nameless NPC, that you need to run it.  So there will be a few adepts and sacred prostitutes - the manager is probably an Adept/Expert - who might still work 'in the business' occasionally.

Nameless NPCs just represents all those background NPCs with  standard stats and few exciting skills.  You can always give them a name for RP purposes.  Or you could specifically take an entourage to fill that role for you, allowing you to RP them.  NOTE:  This is a Family game so, in this case, the RP would not be able to explore all aspects of his/her work.