Day 6 - Feathergale Guests.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
DM
 GM, 789 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Sun 26 Nov 2017
at 22:12
Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
The day dawns bright and cold. Early morning mists drift in through the pane-less windows of the tower, giving objects a glistening sheen.

The occupants and guests of the tower rouse themselves and leave the knight's cells, making their way to the common room for a light breakfast. Knights and attendants mill around, eating lightly and drinking water from curiously large goblets.

Savra pulls Asano aside after a time, while Thurl approaches the other visitors.

"I'm so excited you're here Asano," Savra says delightedly. "Last night was magnificent. I think you'd really fit in here with the Knights." She glances over her shoulder at Thurl, speaking with the others.

"If you're interested, I could speak with Thurl about you," she says in lower tones. "I know you'd like to see the enemies of the High Forest dealt with just as much as I would. Our group may soon have the ability to deal with them permanently."

Thurl congratulates the group again for dispatching the manticore, and Jak for dealing the killing blow. "After breakfast we shall all go back up to the pinnacle for the official ceremony where I will hand over your just rewards," he says grandly. "But I'm not sure we finished our conversation from last night's dinner. Was there any other information that you sought me out for?"


Updated map. You all slept on Floor 2 in the cells just off the Great Hall.

Assume a full Long Rest for everyone =).

Zora, if you want to change your memorized spells, include the changes in your 1st post to this thread.


This message was last edited by the GM at 22:14, Sun 26 Nov 2017.

Morg Danforge
 player, 375 posts
 mountain dwarf
 fighter 3 1sw 1as bm4sd8
Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 06:10
Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Morg (in armor again) walks over to Thurl. "Many thanks for your hospitality."

"We found some fresh graves to the south. Do you or any of your knights know who's buried there? Hopefully not the missing delegation from Mirabar we're looking for. They passed thru Beliard, but never arrived in Red Larch."

"We've heard of cultists in these hills. Do you know if they're related to the "Bringers of Woe" cult we found in Red Larch?"

"Also,"
he says, trying to seem nonchalant, "has any of your knights spotted any bridge ruins from the sky here in the hills?"
Zora Jilkina
 player, 32 posts
Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 17:17
Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
OOC: Spells are good.

Also, insight roll:

11:16, Today: Zora Jilkina rolled 13 using 1d20+5 with rolls of 8.  Insight on Thurl, concerned about what he plans as their 'just reward' Can he be trusted?


Zora frowned at Thurl's choice of words. Just rewards, it sounded ominous, but she let it go. The knights had been nothing if not gracious hosts.

Having learned what she needed about Shatterkeel, she had no other questions for Thurl. She waited for the head knight to answer Morg's, listening intently and watching, his comment still nagging at her.
Mayon Graycross
 player, 392 posts
 Half Elf
 Warlock--Fey Pact
Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 17:31
Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Mayon is a bit later than the others as he arrives downstairs, having stayed up late to finally gain his patron's Boon. He gives a faint, tired smile and a murmur of apology, not even addressing the small, scowling sprite perched on his shoulder and keeping watch.
Asano Breathkill
 player, 301 posts
 Half-Elf
 Sorcerer (Wild Magic)
Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 23:05
Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"Our enemies do deserve destruction," Asano draws out, "but I know very little of this organization. Last night's events, and your own allegiance to these knights, do lend a positive light, but as of yet, I have responsibilities I must tend to. There is also the mystery of Elessina's family locket." He looks aside, watching Thurl speak with his traveling companions. A sudden thought hits him, "In what way do you believe to deal with the enemies abroad permanently, Savra?"


OOC:
Persuasion- 18

DM
 GM, 790 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Tue 28 Nov 2017
at 02:31
Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Thurl scowls at mention of the graves to the south. "Probably the so-called monks at the Sacred Stone Monastery are to blame. I couldn't tell you any more about it." He describes the rough location of the monastery, near the Dessarin River.

He pauses. "Ruined bridges I don't know anything about. The only bridge of note in the Dessarin Valley is The Stone Bridge, which is no ruin. It's a gigantic stone archway across the Dessarin to the northeast, just outside of Beliard. But I'm sure you know of that bridge, Master Dwarf." He takes on a lecturing tone. "It's said Moradin himself appeared on that bridge long ago, to rally the Ironstar Dwarves against a bunch of orcs. And the founder of Besilmer, King Torhild Flametongue, died fighting a hill giant atop that bridge. So I imagine you've heard of it." He smiles wryly.

Still speaking in low tones, Savra smiles with undisguised glee. "We're close to mastering elemental air itself! Sure, Thurl wants to destroy the enemies of Waterdeep first," she allows, "but once they're vanquished we can bring it to bear on the High Forest's enemies!" she beams.


Dessarin Valley map updated. =)


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Asano Breathkill
 player, 302 posts
 Half-Elf
 Sorcerer (Wild Magic)
Tue 28 Nov 2017
at 05:47
Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Asano brow furls for a moment, then smooths quickly. "Mastering elemental air? Are there many wizards among your cohort?" Another thought strikes him, though he keeps mastery of his expression as he draws his sleeve above his forearm. Using a little prestidigitation, he begins tracing the four runic symbols they had seen floating inside Lance Rock. "Savra, have you seen any of these sigils before? Or heard the names Marlos Urnrayle or Vanifer?" He watches her very carefully, hoping she doesn't know anything.


OOC:
Persuasion- 17
Insight- 13/12
Used Tides of Chaos for the insight. Not that it helped.

Zora Jilkina
 player, 34 posts
Tue 28 Nov 2017
at 20:40
Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"So-called monks?" she said, echoing Thurl's words back at him as a question. "Why do you say that? Are they not devoted?"

Something about this man's mannerisms bothered her. He seemed to be evaluating them, unable to decide whether to reveal more. She wasn't sure how to gain his trust, but needed to try.

"Ser Thurl, I for one am impressed with the work you are doing here. The hunt was exhilarating, and your hospitality has been second to none. I just wanted to thank you for it."
DM
 GM, 791 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Tue 28 Nov 2017
at 23:24
Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"The monks are devoted to stubbornness perhaps," Thurl grunts, weighing Zora's question. "They're very reclusive, and I suspect they're harboring evil within their stone walls. Someone should really look into their situation."

His face softens then, and he smiles. "I thank you for your kind words, Zora. It has been a pleasure hosting such capable guests. If I may ask, where are you bound to after you depart the Spire?"

Savra's smile changes to a smirk. "Not wizards per se, no," she replies. "Our organization has access to some allies with various magical talents, however." She gestures quickly and her hair blows back wildly as if she stood in a sudden stiff breeze.

The knight's smile fades as Asano mentions Marlos, Vanifer, and the sigils. "How did you come across those names?" she asks noncommittally, gazing at the symbols. Several other knights and initiates glance at the pair as their conversation continues.