FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council.   Posted by _ Brother Barthomew.Group: 0
Marceline Gray
 player, 254 posts
 Half-Elf Inquisitor
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 20:41
Re: FUZZY: Midmarch Religious Council
There's something to be said for how nervous Marceline felt despite the council being almost entirely of her peers. Perhaps it was her more unorthodox way of doing thing.

"Greetings honored fellows; My name is Marceline Gray, Inquisitor of the Gray Lady. I am in the process of funding construction for a military school in Silverton; my plan is to make it a training ground for the hunting down and destruction of undead found in the wilds of the River Kingdoms."

Well. That wasn't too bad, all things considered. It probably helped that the absurdity of the drunkard had been so unexpected that there was no proper response.
Vova doMedvyed
 player, 47 posts
 It's easy to make a mess
 when you don't clean up!
Wed 23 Dec 2020
at 06:32
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 The peacock in question is a big damn' bird by domestic standards, being somewhat larger than a rooster even before one takes into account its marvellous train of iridescent feathers... The bright, vivid blue of its plumage contrasts sharply with the mottled monochrome of its wings and if it weren't for the fact that it appears to be contemplating the best way to kill, stuff and mount the man snoring on the lectern in front of him, it would probably make for an excellent sacred animal for Shelyn... As it is, the unkind would suggest him to have ties to Rovagug before grudgingly admitting that Nethys would be more likely.

 Alisa does however - after a hard, angry look - get a brief, conciliatory sort of squawk before the bird goes back to contemplating what is presumably its companion.

 Andalon meanwhile, receives no answers from the snoring quarter, although someone may recognise the lush if they've a particular familiarity with the extended doMedvyed family.
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 1099 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Thu 24 Dec 2020
at 09:42
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Andalon spoke briefly to one of the guards before nodding and returning to the conversation.

"They didn't catch our snoring friend's name but they think he is one of the clergy of Nethys. Just in case his snoring worsens, does anyone have a spell of Silence prepared today?" he asks. "If not I am sure someone will be able to Create Water."

There is definitely a hint of a smile on his face at that suggestion but he does not pursue it further at this point in time.

"Thank you Brother Bart. I hadn't heard of Ethankos's decision but that will work well if V&A do proceed with a tavern and shrine to Cayden Cailean."

"Marceline, allow me to welcome you to this assembly. I am very pleased to hear of your plans. If you ever need our help dealing with any undead you discover, I would be very pleased to offer my assistance."

Vova doMedvyed
 player, 49 posts
 It's easy to make a mess
 when you don't clean up!
Fri 25 Dec 2020
at 16:49
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 The proposal to douse his companion with water earns a sadistic squonk sound of agreement from the peacock which could be assumed by the charitable to represent a 'yay' vote.
Alisa Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 441 posts
 Half-elf Cleric
Sun 27 Dec 2020
at 00:32
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She laughed faintly and shortly at the bishop's jest.   Semi-jest?  Maybe, he really would douse him...

She regarded the inebriated man, and a memory stirred.   Something she'd overheard, back home, about a wastrel, a rake, with a peacock in tow...

"I think he's like me," she began.  And then realized how that might be misconstrued.

"I mean, I'm not like that," she amended hastily. "But, I believe he's distant kin of Medvyed." On the heels of saying so she wanted to slap her forehead.  Acavna! Why did I even mention it?  No one needs to know that, while I'm trying to establish credibility...
DM
 GM, 4360 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2021
at 14:32
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The council meeting is interrupted  as a large half-orc walks into the room.   Some of you will recognize him as Bigjob - ex-bandit, friend of Pipre and a bouncer at  The Bottled Nymph (A brothel) in the Port Henry district of Tusk.
~Big Job
 NPC e, 31 posts
 Bouncer: Bottled Nymph
 in Tusk
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 08:34
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Bigjob walks into the council chamber  and empties his sack onto the main  table.  A fist-sized gemstone tumbles out, glinting in the light.  It vaguely resembles a human eye.

"I was sent from Outpost.  They had a killing there and when we investigated we found a priestess and this.  The priest at Outpost thinks it is something to do with Gyrona.  The priestess and some of her cult are dead, but Lt Ress wants to know what to do with the others?  Should he execute them?  Brand them?  Or do you guys want to deal with it personally?"

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Brother Fiddler
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 08:51
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A halfling at the back of the room stands and clears his throat loudly.

"I don't often speak at these meetings, but that is very close to my own town of Oston.  I will send one of my acolytes over to Outpost, as soon as I get back. They will stay to help spread the word of Old Deadeye  among the people there."
Andalon de Lebeda
 Player, 1114 posts
 Bishop at Cathedral of
 Abadar in Tusk City
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 14:12
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Andalon rose from his seat and moved forward to inspect the gemstone. He recited the words of a very familiar orison (Detect Magic) and studied the gemstone closely.
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 1043 posts
 Lord Ringbridge
 Knight Commander
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 14:58
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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
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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
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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.

This message was last edited by the GM at 09:45, Thu 28 Jan.