Day 6 - Feathergale Guests.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
Morg Danforge
 player, 396 posts
 mountain dwarf
 fighter 3 1sw 1as bm4sd8
Mon 8 Jan 2018
at 16:33
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"Neither." Morg says. "I have no quarrel with you or the monks here, tho the air cultists are on my list."

"We're looking for a missing delegation from Mirabar, and was wondering if you knew what happened to them. They may have been to Summit Hall, heading past here towards Red Larch."

"We also saw some fresh graves south of the Feathergale Spire. Do you know what happened there?"

Zora Jilkina
 player, 67 posts
Mon 8 Jan 2018
at 19:18
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"Aye," she agreed with Morg. "I think it's pretty clear we were never seeking the element of surprise. We're not your enemies, unless you make us your enemies."

"Hurl, on the other hand, he isn't my favorite person in the world. He took something of mine, something I value greatly. I plan on getting it back."

"It's pretty clear, given that he sent us here to kill you, that you have a feud with the Feathergale Knights as well. What is it they say about an enemy of my enemy?"

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DM
 GM, 837 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Tue 9 Jan 2018
at 00:10
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Qarbo raises an eyebrow but his smirk never wavers. "What concern of yours is a delegation from Mirabar? Compassion?"

He turns to Zora. "What do you want of me then? Permission to go kill Thurl Merosska? You have it."
Zora Jilkina
 player, 68 posts
Tue 9 Jan 2018
at 15:54
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"Well, how about our weapons back for one. I'm not sure we need your permission, but I guess it's nice to have."

She thought about it for a second then gathered her courage and continued.

"How about some help then? we don't need any of your men, but information is always helpful. what do you know about the knights? about their spire? we'll need to get back in, naturally."
Morg Danforge
 player, 397 posts
 mountain dwarf
 fighter 3 1sw 1as bm4sd8
Tue 9 Jan 2018
at 16:22
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"Compassion? Just basic dwarvish decency." Morg says, and then adding onto Zora's query "Also, what are your and the knights' causes?"
Jakrynn Redgate
 player, 267 posts
 Young Human
 Bardly Rogue
Tue 9 Jan 2018
at 18:50
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Jak frowned a bit as he listened to their 'quarry' speak. "Soooo. How long has your...faction....been around? 'Cause it seems like these elemental-based factions are poppin' up a lot right now, but have been around for a little while at least. What's the deal? You all tryin' t'angle each other out in a bid t'rule all'a creation or somethin'?"
DM
 GM, 838 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 01:15
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"By all means, you may have your 'weapons' back when you leave," Qarbo replies, inflecting his tone with sarcasm as if doubting the effectiveness of the group's blades. "Much good they will do you if the skyriders spot you from above. Maybe traversing the Sighing Valley, under cover of the mists, will protect you for a time."

"But you all ask too many questions," Qarbo continues with a sneer. "If you want answers before you go, proceed below and ask them of the elders of our monastery." He makes an inviting gesture toward the stairs leading down in the middle of the room.
Morg Danforge
 player, 398 posts
 mountain dwarf
 fighter 3 1sw 1as bm4sd8
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 04:46
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Morg tries to read the sneering Qarbo's intentions.
06:45, Today: Morg Danforge rolled 14 using 1d20+1 with rolls of 13.  Insight check Qarbo: is he sane, and is asking the elders a trap?
Zora Jilkina
 player, 69 posts
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 22:22
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Zora's thoughts mirror Morg's. Just what is Qarbo telling them about these 'elders'?




16:22, Today: Secret Roll: Zora Jilkina rolled 24 using 1d20+5 with rolls of 19. insight, what is Qarbo really saying about the elders.
Mayon Graycross
 player, 404 posts
 Half Elf
 Warlock--Fey Pact
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 22:56
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Mayon studies the man in stubborn silence, afraid that if he speaks he may lash out. The mention of 'elders' is deeply concerning to him, particularly if these people are connected to the 'Bringers of Woe' and, by extension, Marlos himself.


15:56, Today: Mayon Graycross rolled 17 using 1d20+4 with rolls of 13.  Insight check for bad intentions; Elders safe or a trap?
DM
 GM, 839 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 22:45
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Qarbo continues to smile as the silence stretches, gazing intently at the visiting group.

Jakrynn Redgate
 player, 268 posts
 Young Human
 Bardly Rogue
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 00:51
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Jak let out an exasperated sigh. He rolled his eyes back at his group and then shrugged his shoulders. "Fine." Then he headed to the stairs and started down them.
Zora Jilkina
 player, 70 posts
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 03:21
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"Jak get back over here!" she shouted at her companion in a commanding tone. But her eyes were pleading him not to go further.

"We don't need to bother these elders now. we have all the answers we need. We should go."
Asano Breathkill
 player, 325 posts
 Half-Elf
 Sorcerer (Wild Magic)
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 04:21
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"No need to bother your 'elders', Master Qarbo," Asano follows Zora's worried shout. "However, there is a potential for some mutual satisfactions here. Is there perhaps some trinket or personal item you could lend us to return to the Spire? We may gain more insight into this plot against you, as well as get Thurl's lackeys off our backs. I care nothing for your machinations here, but I dislike living under a headsman's axe, metaphorically speaking." He watches the monastic leader carefully, trying to divine the man's intentions or ambitions.


OOC:
Persuasion- 19
Insight- 10

Morg Danforge
 player, 399 posts
 mountain dwarf
 fighter 3 1sw 1as bm4sd8
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 07:39
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Morg stops following Jak downstairs when he hears Zora. He turns to her, "Before we met, the rest of us told the Red Larch constable that we'd try to help find the delegation. Do you and Asano want to stay up here, or wait outside, while the rest go ask the elders?"
DM
 GM, 840 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 02:35
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Qarbo seems dourly amused by Zora's alarmed shout, and by Asano's proposal. "Shall I give you something to prove your mission was a success? A body part, perhaps?" He glances to his guards, and to the robed monks. "Easier to simply kill you here and now I think."

Qarbo continues after a pause, considering. "As a pious monk I have few personal items to my name, and I'm not at liberty to give valuable items to anyone who has not joined our ranks."

Asano Breathkill
 player, 326 posts
 Half-Elf
 Sorcerer (Wild Magic)
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 04:08
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"Why are you people like this?" Asano mutters under his breath, shaking his head as his gaze drops. A furious fire of frustration burns in his eyes, as he looks back up. "Do none of you damn people know how to compromise in the SLIGHTEST!? I didn't come here to fight you! Hells, I barely want to be back in this thrice-damned valley, but my family called, and I came. I have one goal: find Bastian Thermander and bring him to justice. That's it. I don't care about your little power struggles between whatever factions you are building here. So, Qarbo, last question, were the Bringers of Woe some of your people? Because they were wearing that symbol when we killed them below Red Larch." He points to the symbol the monks are wearing across their chests as he nearly shouts the last sentence.
Zora Jilkina
 player, 72 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 04:33
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Zora watched qarbo after asano' s outburst in shock, ready for what might be coming.
Asano Breathkill
 player, 329 posts
 Half-Elf
 Sorcerer (Wild Magic)
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 05:03
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"Now, if you are quite finished with your games," Asano says, smoothing his hair back and otherwise comporting himself as though he had not just shouted at an entire room of strangers. "Help us help you. If your enemies believe you dead, you have an advantage. If your enemies believe we have killed you, we regain what we have placed in trust. Or, and I beg you not to do this, force us to kill you and make the lie truth. Your choice." His wands slide through palms, Asano gripping the handles tightly as he waits for Qarbo's response.
Mayon Graycross
 player, 405 posts
 Half Elf
 Warlock--Fey Pact
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 16:21
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Mayon takes a deep breath at Asano's words, clenching his fists and resting a hand on his component pouch instinctively. His familiar takes aim with their bow, but remains hidden for the time being. This looked like it was getting ugly, but if they were linked to Marlos, it had been bound to reach this eventually.
DM
 GM, 841 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 18:22
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Qarbo's smirk turns feral. "You seem remarkably well informed for floundering assassins. That, and killing the fool Larrakh, make you dangerous. You'd best proceed below. Guards, escort them."

He turns away, towards the corner of the darkening temple near a lever in the floor. The guards and monks both move towards their guests.


Map updated! I zoomed in a bit too.

Nobody has drawn their weapons yet & they don't seem to be in any rush, though from everyone's manner they seem to be coming to escort the party to the stairs, forcibly if necessary.

I rolled initiative for everyone in case that becomes relevant, and good news! You all act before any of the monastery-dwellers.

Round 1 Initiative Order:

WhoInitStatus
Mayon19 
Zora19 
Asano18 
Jak16 
Morg14 
Guards14 
Sprite familiar13 
Qarbo13 
Monks8 


This message was last edited by the GM at 00:56, Sun 14 Jan 2018.

Mayon Graycross
 player, 408 posts
 Half Elf
 Warlock--Fey Pact
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 18:57
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Mayon narrows his eyes a bit as the guards and monks approach. He issues a quiet command in Sylvan and his sprite reappears, firing an arrow at the nearest monk. Nothing overly harmful, but with luck the poison would take effect. He pulls out a handful of spell components, ready to attack should things grow any more hostile. Perhaps these people would have info on the man he's looking for.


Action: Forgoing attack to allow Sprite to attack instead. Shooting M2:
11:54, Today: Mayon Graycross rolled 14 using 1d20+6 with rolls of 8.  Sprite attack M2.
Hits 14 AC for 1 piercing damage, and M2 must make a Con saving throw or be Poisoned for one minute. If they fail by 5 or more they immediately fall unconscious until they take damage or are woken up.
On the Sprite's turn, it will use its action to turn invisible once more and attempt to use Mayon as full cover as well.
13:23, Today: Mayon Graycross rolled 13 using 1d20+4 with rolls of 9.  Sprite initiative.
Sprite's initiative is 13

This message was last edited by the player at 20:26, Sat 13 Jan 2018.

Zora Jilkina
 player, 74 posts
Mon 15 Jan 2018
at 16:45
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
"The stairs are a trap, stay off of them!" she cried to her companions as their discussions devolved into violence. She cursed herself, now they were doing the bidding of the Feathergale Knights and that just made her angry!

Having seen through his deception about the stairs, Zora thought to use them to their benefit. She pointed a finger at Qarbo and commanded him to "Descend!" (cast spell 'Command' with DC 13 using command word 'descend')

She drew the belaying pin (club - if available) she kept hidden on her and raised her shield, moving to engage the main group of guards and monks at the eastern end of the room. (move to eastern wall then north towards guards and monks : edit: to AH 17 I think I have room)

This message was last edited by the player at 21:05, Mon 15 Jan 2018.

Morg Danforge
 player, 401 posts
 mountain dwarf
 fighter 3 1sw 1as bm4sd8
Mon 15 Jan 2018
at 17:37
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Seeing the others resist, Morg takes out Reszur and joins the fray.

If M2 is still standing, then:
Move: 5' to AA19 (or elsewhere into melee range if that spot is occupied).
Action: knock-out attack on M2 with Reszur - hits AC 25 for 10 magical piercing damage.

If M2 is down, then:
Move: 10' to AD18 if that spot is free.

If action not used because M2 was already down, then
Action: Ready an attack with Reszur on any enemies who come into melee range.

19:33, Today: Morg Danforge rolled 25 using 1d20+7 with rolls of 18.  Attack M2 with Reszur (magical dagger).
19:34, Today: Morg Danforge rolled 10 using 1d4+7 with rolls of 3.  Reszur (magical dagger) piercing damage to M2.

(Morg's AC is lower than normal because he doesn't have his shield.)

Asano Breathkill
 player, 330 posts
 Half-Elf
 Sorcerer (Wild Magic)
Wed 17 Jan 2018
at 18:14
Re: Day 6 - Feathergale Guests
Trusting Morg to take care of the nearest enemy, Asano moves to the nearest pillar. Muttering a brief incantation, he steps around the corner and targets the first two enemies he sees. Though invisible to everyone but the targets and Asano, the targets' shadows peel themselves from the ground and begin slashing at their respective owners.


OOC:
Move to AF19
Cast phantasmal force on M1, twinned to hit G1 as well. Int save vs DC 13, or 1d6 psychic damage.