Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
DM
 GM, 499 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Thu 27 Apr 2017
at 01:45
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
As Bram approaches Brother Eardon, the man smiles and beckons him over. "Welcome back and well met, Sir Bramwell," the man declaims. "I was hoping you and your companions would return. I'm eager to hear tell of your fortunes, but first let me introduce you to my companion here. Imdarr Relvaunder, priest of Red Larch, meet Bramwell Caulder of-" The man falters, but Imdarr extends his hand.

"A pleasure I'm sure, young paladin," Imdarr says, looking Bram up and down. The greying man arches an eyebrow. "I must say, if you're a devotee of Deneir I would have expected to meet you at the Allfaiths Shrine before now, since Eardon tells me you have been in town for several days. Unless Deneir has reduced the devotional duties of the faithful since I'd last heard." He takes a small sip from his cup of water.

"There has indeed been news," Brother Eardon continues. "The whole town's abuzz with the details of the missing delegation it seems. News travels fast."

Imdarr nodded. "I know our fine innkeep here is hopeful that your excursion - apparently successful," he adds doubtfully, "would end the steady flow of strange occurrences in our town. But I fear she may be mistaken. Greater forces are at work here I sense, and we may not be out of the woods."

Eardon nods slowly, a sad look on his face. "The rumors continue unabated. Larmon, a local shepherd, has been telling alarming stories of freshly dug graves in the Sumber Hills. And new rumors are starting to surface about piracy on the Dessarin River. I doubt a little undead incursion nearby would be responsible for all that."

"All the same, I'm ready to hear the tale of your exploits near Lance Rock," Imdarr says. "There's no question your group has been a great boon to this town, and learning more about what we're up against will only be to the good. We are quite grateful for your efforts to thwart the threats you already have."
Asano Breathkill
 player, 204 posts
 Half-Elf
 Sorcerer (Wild Magic)
Thu 27 Apr 2017
at 17:18
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
Asano takes a long pull from the wine before responding to Mayon's inquiry with a short grunt. He sighs, turning the locket so the warlock can clearly see the image it contains. "This is Elessina Veorin. Lady Elessina Veorin. She is the only daughter of the Veorins of the High Forest, a noble family," he breaks, taking another pull from the bottle. "A family that is directly opposed to the mixing of bloodlines, and was vehemently opposed to my grandfather being appointed to his Barony. Lord Veorin has stymied my family's growth for almost a century, and his daughter is the kindest, loveliest, and most intelligent woman I have ever met. Needless to say, that is an issue to my father and brothers. Her own affections for me are, likewise, an issue for her own family." He stops, finishing the half-empty bottle in one, long swallow.
"I haven't heard from her in over a year when she sent me this," he pulls a sheer, silken cloth from his sleeve. It is pale blue with a silverthread-embroidered unicorn rampant in the corner. He wraps it around his wrist again, pulling his sleeve over the favor. "It is...worrisome that this locket is found within the that creature's belongings."
Morg Danforge
 player, 208 posts
 mountain dwarf
 fighter 2 (sw0 as0)
Thu 27 Apr 2017
at 18:43
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
Morg, listening to Asano, says "I knew a druid who could do a magic trick where he could see where someone else was, no matter where. Screeing, I think it was called."

He turns to the rest, "If Elessina's still alive then... uh, can any of you do something like that, or is it only a druid trick? Mayon, can your fey god do it?"
Morg used to think Mayon was a wizard, but now thinks she's a cleric - he doesn't know much about magic.
Mayon Graycross
 player, 281 posts
 Half Elf
 Warlock--Fey Pact
Thu 27 Apr 2017
at 19:04
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
"Scrying? I'm...not entirely sure...I could try and see if they'll respond to me for once, though I doubt it." Mayon says, frowning thoughtfully. "It's a fairly complex spell, I'm not sure if I could manage it...my father's been studying all types of magic for well over a century, perhaps if I could get a letter to him he may know someone..."

Hey, that's a fair assumption to make :P Fey pact warlocks get a lot of druid-like tricks, after all.
And this is basically me wondering if I could use my Researcher Background Feature to work on tracking down information?

Asano Breathkill
 player, 205 posts
 Half-Elf
 Sorcerer (Wild Magic)
Thu 27 Apr 2017
at 20:42
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
"Sush a thing would prob'ly on'y work is she ish away from her famil, family estate," Asano's voice is clearly descending into the grips of inebriation, his words slurring together more and more. He raises the empty bottle to his lips, looks at it confused when nothing pours from it, then waves it in the air, desiring another. "S'pose I could write home, too. Father may know something. Coursh, he is gonna want ta know if I'm any closer to tracking down Bastian bleeding Thermander, destroyer of Triarbor, bandit scumling, and all around preyer upon the weak and powerless." His tone of voice drips with scorn as his volume control slips, echoing across the taproom.
DM
 GM, 500 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Fri 28 Apr 2017
at 02:41
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
As conversation continues in the common room, many of the patrons stand up and head out, either into the kitchens or out to the backyard. It seems clear that most of the common room occupants are actually workers who are progressing on kitchen repairs for the inn.
Bramwell Caulder
 player, 202 posts
 Half-Elf Paladin
 Glyphscribe of Deneir
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 00:23
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
DM:
"A pleasure I'm sure, young paladin," Imdarr says, looking Bram up and down. The greying man arches an eyebrow. "I must say, if you're a devotee of Deneir I would have expected to meet you at the Allfaiths Shrine before now, since Eardon tells me you have been in town for several days. Unless Deneir has reduced the devotional duties of the faithful since I'd last heard."
Bramwell was humbled by the reproach in the wizened priest's words.  He replied with a nod, "You have me there, Father Imdarr.  I've been remiss in not yet paying my respects at the All-faiths shrine before now.  I confess that the many troubles plaguing this valley have occupied my mind to the exclusion of all else.  Regardless, I shall visit the shrine before leaving Red Larch again."

DM:
Eardon nods slowly, a sad look on his face. "The rumors continue unabated. Larmon, a local shepherd, has been telling alarming stories of freshly dug graves in the Sumber Hills. And new rumors are starting to surface about piracy on the Dessarin River. I doubt a little undead incursion nearby would be responsible for all that."
"Indeed.  Regrettably, we now have good reason to believe the scale of the threat to be far greater than anything a single megalomaniacal necromancer might be capable of.  See here..."  Bram retrieved his travel journal and showed the two men his sketch of the sigils that floated above Oreioth's sphere, then asked, "Do these sigils signify anything to either of you?  The necromancer mentioned a group called 'the Black Earth,' but that name is not familiar to me.  I suspect that these are vital clues to the source of these troubles."  As they spoke, the paladin scrawled down quick notes about the rumors Eardon shared about the graves and piracy, so that both might be investigated later.
Dweeble
 player, 45 posts
 Halfling
 Rogue
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 15:38
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
On their journey back to Red Larch, the group may have had the strange feeling that eyes were watching them. Hidden behind trees, rocks and bushes, Dweeble had followed the party. Always in the shadows, she kept just out of their sight, like a predator stalking prey. Upon arriving in the town itself, she stealthily made her way over to the building the adventurers entered. "Swinging Sword," she softly whispered as she read the sign hanging above the door. With her hands leaning against the wall, she stood on her toes to look inside through the window. Surprisingly blue-colored eyes scanned the inn. There! She located the party, and quickly duck to avoid being seen. Lots of people inside, eating. She was starving!

...

As if one organism, most of the patrons suddenly got up and took off to their duties, leaving behind a single small figure at one of the tables. Clothed in dark leathers, and with what looks like a hundred different items strapped to her belt, a girl the size of a child is sitting behind a bowl of stew. The soft slurping stopped, and like a mice trapped in a corner she anxiously looked up from her food - her wide eyes darting from left to right between the different party members.
Jakrynn Redgate
 player, 157 posts
 Young Human
 Bardly Rogue
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 15:59
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
Jak blinked and looked at Asano with wide eyes. Was he already drunk?? He let out a quiet chuckle but quickly stifled it. He tried to follow the rest of what Asano was saying, but was having a bit of trouble with a couple of the actual names, though he thought he got the gist of it.

"Well. Do what you think is best, but don't do it 'till tomorrow or later t'day." He paused and leaned in a bit, lowering his voice. "Y'know...it IS only like...noon or early afternoon. Lil' early t'get completely plastered, yeah?" He chuckled again and took another drink of his own ale.

He set down his empty mug and finished up the last of his meal, making sure to feed his mouse as well. Then he slapped his hands to his thighs. "Right. We've a bit o'money an' I think I'm gonna take another look at the amazin' junk in that one shop."

He stood and paused, turning back. "Oh yeah! 'Fore I forget. Sheriff's lookin' for us, aye? Someone...someone not Asano...should go talk t'him soon." He grinned at Asano when he said that.
Mayon Graycross
 player, 282 posts
 Half Elf
 Warlock--Fey Pact
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 16:58
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
"I can go and talk to him once we're done here, I suppose...someone may want to keep an eye on Asano, though." Mayon agrees with a laugh, taking another sip of his drink and absently glancing around the common room.

His eyes fall on a small dark-clothed figure and widen a bit before he smiles, motioning to her with his hand. "You can come sit with us if you'd like. Glad to see you're okay." He greets softly.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:23, Sat 29 Apr 2017.

DM
 GM, 501 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 21:03
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
Imdarr and Eardon look at each other, but both shake their heads. "The sigils mean nothing to us, nor does the term 'Black Earth'," Imdarr says. "More ill tidings for sure, however. Keep in touch with us and we'll relate any new developments we hear about that might be related."



Mayon knows he could work on tracking down information on the Veorin family, though it would likely require visiting a library with a history of elven families. That wouldn't be likely to reveal Elessina's location in particular.

He could certainly try to examine the locket and see what can be discovered from that, as anyone could, assuming Asano's willing to allow it.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:04, Sat 29 Apr 2017.

Dweeble
 player, 47 posts
 Halfling
 Rogue
Sun 30 Apr 2017
at 11:18
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
Realizing she'd been spotted, she scrambled off of her seat and almost knocked over the bowl of stew. She quickly grabbed her stuff and was about to take off when Mayon's kind words got through to her. She hesitated. Took a step towards the door, and stood there fiddling with the variety of tools on her belt. Finally, she turned around, reached up to grab her bowl and cautiously approached the adventurer's table. Her bright eyes assessed the position of each of them, before pushing a chair next to Mayon and quickly climbing on it - carefully balancing the bowl of stew in one hand, not losing a single drop.

The bowl stood in front of her, but she did not touch it. Keeping her head still she quitely observed each of them, before finally bursting into a salvo of questions. "How'd you get out of there? Did you kill the necro-man? Did you bash his skull? Take his gold? Take his treasure? Did your patron-god-beast come to help?" She'd clearly been eavesdropping on their conversation. "Did you pay your beast-patron?" Her gaze moved to Mayon, clearly fascinated. "What does he look like? Is he big? Is it a she?"
Mayon Graycross
 player, 285 posts
 Half Elf
 Warlock--Fey Pact
Mon 1 May 2017
at 01:48
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
"I mean...he did kind of, melt, when we hit him enough, so he's definitely dead." Mayon says, admittedly amused by the halfling's quirky way of talking. "As for my patron, I, really don't know what they are or what they look like. they didn't show up, but my spells did seem to work quite well, so they gave me that much at least."
Morg Danforge
 player, 211 posts
 mountain dwarf
 fighter 2 (sw0 as0)
Mon 1 May 2017
at 14:48
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
Morg empties his mug of ale, and pays for it and a private room. Before joining the rest of the party again to find out if they're going look for constable Harburk next, he walks off to find Kaylessa
Dweeble
 player, 49 posts
 Halfling
 Rogue
Mon 1 May 2017
at 18:14
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
"They gave you magic?" Dweeble looked at Mayon with big eyes. "Dweeble knows magic too!" Hastily she opened one of the pouches on her belt and from it produced a disorganized collection of notes. She flattened the crumpled paper a bit and sifted through them, looking for the right one. "Ah!" she exclaimed, stood up onto her chair, and continued to softly mumble the words on the paper.  "Hold hand in front... imagine hand grabbing object... direct arcane flux- fluxness- fluxnessness through arm..." She followed the instructions and the most observant would've seen the spoon in her bowl of stew wiggle just the tiniest bit. Maybe. It could've easily been a trick of the mind. She for one, didn't notice anything happening and after a minute of trying sat down again.

"Sometimes it don't work," she explained with a disappointed look on her face. "But maybe you can help me, huh?" She expectantly looked at Mayon. "Ask your goddess-animal to gift Dweeble with magic?"
Kaylessa Irkell
 NPC, 20 posts
 Innkeeper
 Swinging Sword
Tue 2 May 2017
at 00:57
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
Morg and Kaylessa share a word at the side of the common room. She pointedly ignores Asano's calls for another bottle of wine.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:38, Tue 02 May 2017.

Bramwell Caulder
 player, 204 posts
 Half-Elf Paladin
 Glyphscribe of Deneir
Tue 2 May 2017
at 02:38
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
After exchanging some further pleasantries with Imdarr and Eardon, Bramwell bade the two good afternoon and returned to the table with his comrades.  Stretching, he suggested, "Well, now that we've had our time to settle in, shall we pay Harburk a visit?"  He noticed that Asano was quite the worse for wine and shook his head with sympathy.  He suggested mildly, "Asano?  You look somewhat weary, my friend.  Might we help you upstairs to rest a while?"  Bram then spotted Dweeble sat at the table, looking rather anxious.  He smiled, "Dweeble!  I am glad to see that you found your way out of that dismal cavern.  You're welcome join us, unless... you prefer to go your own way?"


In case we happen to get attacked in town, I'll spend my two hit dice during our time in the inn... and get very little HP from them!

19:14, Today: Secret Roll: Bramwell Caulder rolled 3 using 1d10+1.  Hit die 2.
19:14, Today: Secret Roll: Bramwell Caulder rolled 4 using 1d10+1.  Hit die 1.

Mayon Graycross
 player, 287 posts
 Half Elf
 Warlock--Fey Pact
Tue 2 May 2017
at 03:11
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
"I'll see if they listen, but keep practicing for now. You'll get there eventually." Mayon says with a smile, thinking of his own struggles to figure out magic before his patron had begun 'sharing' with him. "Maybe we should see about getting you a focus of some sort, a crystal or a wand? Like this, see?"

He holds out his hands, showing Dweeble the crystal shard embedded in the palms of his gloves and then waving them slightly, summoning up an identical copy of his wine cup onto the table before flicking his wrist and vanishing it away. "Or even some minor spell components, something to store them in. I may have some you could borrow if you'd like."

Casting Minor Illusion to be a show off :P
21:01, Today: Secret Roll: Mayon Graycross rolled 9 using 1d8+1 with rolls of 8.  Hit dice 1.
Okay, not quite up to full, but I think it'd be a waste to use my second one until I know if we're going to get a longer rest between now and the quarry...
Also, all spell slots restored, hooray!

This message was last edited by the player at 03:15, Tue 02 May 2017.

Asano Breathkill
 player, 207 posts
 Half-Elf
 Sorcerer (Wild Magic)
Tue 2 May 2017
at 04:28
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
Asano huffs a breath as his fourth request for a bottle is ignored, turning back to the papers in front of him. He looks up sharply as Bram approaches him. "Weary?" he chuckles. "Not 'tall. Maybe of this verse..." He scratches out a large swath of his writings, scribbling out new lines of mostly unintelligible writings.
DM
 GM, 508 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Tue 2 May 2017
at 13:24
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
Ghileeda emerges from the kitchens with another bottle for Asano and collects his coin.
Dweeble
 player, 50 posts
 Halfling
 Rogue
Tue 2 May 2017
at 21:08
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
"What I do with a wand? Dweeble prefers the leather handle of her daggers." She pulled one of her daggers from her belt and adeptly showed off her skill, twisting and turning it between her fingers and around her hand, before sticking it back into its sheath. "I do need components though!" She grabbed her collection of notes and read out what was written on them. "Fleece, fine sand, a cricket, tiny tarts.." She chuckled. "Eeny, meeny, miny, tiny tarts."

She turned around and looked at Bramwell, listening to his offer of her joining their group. A hint of a smile could be detected. She was glad the offer still stood. At first she'd been reluctant. Working together with others had so far not proven to be very beneficial for her. Though that was in part due to her selection of company - most thieves in general aren't very trustworthy. These people, however - these adventurers. They seemed like good folk. They showed her kindness when she didn't expect it. It gave her a strange feeling, one she didn't feel that often. A scary feeling it was, though.. nice as well.

"Dweeble will join!" She hardly let Bramwell finish his sentence. "Dweeble will help bash in the heads of necro-men and collect their gold and shinies! Where's the next one?" She appeared strong and determined, showing nothing of the emotional value she gave to accompanying these kind men.
Jakrynn Redgate
 player, 159 posts
 Young Human
 Bardly Rogue
Wed 3 May 2017
at 23:57
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
Jak grinned and winked at Dweeble before turning his attention back to Bram. "Well, those of us who didn't go off t'another table t'talk t'folk already been discussin' the need t'talk t'the constable, but yeah, let's go do that." He chuckled.

OOC: Also spending hit dice during rest and overshot slightly lol. Healed 14.
17:52, Today: Secret Roll: Jakrynn Redgate rolled 10 using 2d8 with rolls of 2,8.  Spending hit dice during inn stay rest.

Asano Breathkill
 player, 209 posts
 Half-Elf
 Sorcerer (Wild Magic)
Thu 4 May 2017
at 18:25
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
Asano gratefully thanks Ghileeda for the bottle. He carefully sips at the spirits within, focused on crafting the perfect verse to describe love beyond the tip of one's fingers.
Kaylessa Irkell
 NPC, 21 posts
 Innkeeper
 Swinging Sword
Sat 6 May 2017
at 04:50
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
After a few minutes, Kaylessa approaches Asano. "It seems you may have had too much, young man," she observes, picking up the second empty wine bottle. "Let's see you too your room, shall we?" She moves to escortss Asano up the stairs.


Asano is currently under the Poisoned condition, but he is also granted Inspiration for playing to character. We'll see how long Poisoned lasts...

Asano Breathkill
 player, 211 posts
 Half-Elf
 Sorcerer (Wild Magic)
Sat 6 May 2017
at 05:05
Re: Day 4 - Lance Rock Part 2
Asano lightly complains as he is guided to his room, feebly gathering his assorted writings. As the innkeeper closes his door, Asano drops the papers near his pack and drops onto the bed. Sleep comes quickly, though the half-elf's slumber is plagued with half-realized fears and doubts.