Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
DM
 GM, 1468 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 02:17
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
The day dawns cold on the hillside, a grey sky blanketing a chilly and misty morning. The thick smoke that covered the hill on days past has completely disappeared, leaving only black and white ash clinging to scrubby bushes and stunted trees growing from the rocky soil. The cold air carries a smell of impending winter.

As Greaek looks on from the opening of the tower, the group camping below begins to stir. Faces already somewhat somber after the departure of Jak with Sharpwind the day before, the mood only grows more grey as they bid farewell to Wiglaf and Asano, who set out to the south towards Goldenfields, in search of a cure for Wiglaf's case of lycanthropy. Findarion and his brother also depart after making their farewells, headed back to the relative safety of their family estates.
Rowan Laren
 player, 5 posts
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 11:45
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
Before the remaining party members can depart, a man comes running, clearly somewhat panicked, being chased by a group of what look to be mercenaries. Seeing the party, he diverts toward you. "Hey, over here! Any chance I can get some help with these villains?"
Morg Danforge
 player, 722 posts
 mountain dwarf AC16 1insp
 fighter 5 BM 1sw 1as 4sd8
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 12:49
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
While telling Magdrak about the adventures he and Jak had in Baldur's Gate, and how Fin wasn't bad for an elf, he looks up at the shouting human running towards them.
Do the mercenaries look like they have the same clasped hands and a silver pitcher symbols as Magdrak?

14:48, Today: Morg Danforge rolled 20 using 1d20+4 with rolls of 16.  Perception check, looking at mercenaries.

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Durik
 player, 5 posts
 Dwarf Cleric of the Forge
 AC:17(19), HP: 11/11
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 13:06
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
Having just finished his morning prayers and preparing of his equipment, Durik is just finishing putting his armor on when Rowan races up.  Calmly grabbing his shield and hammer he straightens himself and then says; "Why are they chasing you?  What is it that they claim you have done?"
Rowan Laren
 player, 6 posts
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 14:20
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals

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Rowan Laren
 player, 7 posts
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 14:22
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
"They think I hold weapons that were heirlooms of my former count's family. He hired these men to capture me, and they've pursued me across multiple kingdoms! I tell you, my skill in magic aside, before all this I was only a simple farmer. It's not my fault that my village chose to revolt against the count's cruel taxes."
The man says this as he skids to a stop in front of you, gasping for air, and backing away from the mercenaries who eye the party warily.
Magdrak
 player, 96 posts
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 16:37
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
Magdrak listens with interest in Morg's tales of their previous adventures.  He opens his mouth a few times to comment, then closes it each time without speaking.  When the lone person approaches their campsite followed by a group of mercenaries, Magdrak stands up with his battleaxe in hand, though he eyes each with equal suspicion.  "Well now, that is an interesting tale.  Not one to generally interfere in others makin' their fees, but if what you say is true then it is not right and probably will not end well for you if taken."



OOC:

The hands and pitcher symbols are actually those of Magdrak's deity, Valkauna. His Bloodaxes uniform (which he hasn't worn yet) is a simple dark grey with a bit of dark red trim, and he doesn't wear his Bloodaxes sigil openly.  Not sure if Morg would know Vakauna's symbol or not, but just wanted to throw it out there.


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2nd: 2/2


Gorm Hareth
 player, 6 posts
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 17:55
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
Observing from the trees, a considerable distance away from either pack of humanoids, sits a large but quiet brown bear.  Rather than hasteling anyone, or running away, like most animals would be inclined to do it simply sits there watching the exchange as it goes back and forth almost like it can understand the words being spoken.

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Rowan Laren
 player, 8 posts
Sat 7 Dec 2019
at 16:19
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
"Then will you aid me in driving them off? I'm afraid I lost my spell component pouch several cities back, and without it I can no longer slip into invisibility to escape them like I once did." The man pleads.

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DM
 GM, 1472 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Sun 8 Dec 2019
at 04:29
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
The group chasing Rowan slides to a halt as they see the small encampment. Whispering among themselves, they play close attention to the activity in the small camp.

Abruptly the door halfway up the decaying tower opens, and Greaek's form appears. Behind him, three other figures wave, all of their forms blazing from the chin like he does, their beards afire. Greaek and the other step away, though they leave the door open.
Morg Danforge
 player, 723 posts
 mountain dwarf AC16 1insp
 fighter 5 BM 1sw 1as 4sd8
Sun 8 Dec 2019
at 20:59
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
"Drive them off? Why not just submit to one of their clerics' truth zones if you don't know the location their weapons? Do you not trust their clerics?" Morg says to the human.

And then more softly "Do you actually know where the cache is?"
Rowan Laren
 player, 9 posts
Mon 9 Dec 2019
at 00:14
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
In reply to Morg Danforge (msg # 11):

(Whispering only loud enough for the party to hear him) "I really don't. I think some of my fellow rebels fled the battle when things turned for the worse. Most of the weapons were both old and strong enough to be considered artifacts in their own right, so I imagine the cowards sold them for a hefty sum. The reason I'm being chased in particular is that the count blames me for the original theft."
Morg Danforge
 player, 724 posts
 mountain dwarf AC16 1insp
 fighter 5 BM 1sw 1as 4sd8
Mon 9 Dec 2019
at 10:02
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
"Are you prepared to submit to their truth zone? You could then end this without anyone losing their heads." Morg says.

Morg looks to Magdrak, "Can't you also do that, uh... ceremony, ritual? Tho that probably won't help since these hirelings probably don't know you."
Makari
 player, 1 post
Tue 10 Dec 2019
at 03:58
Day 10 - Leavetakings and Arrivals
A half-elf slowly made his way towards the tower, and thus the small party gathered, though from a different direction than Rowan had show up. He walked with confidence though a tiny bit of hesitance could be seen as well. After all, he was only one and who knew how many he would be facing.

He had a quarterstaff in one hand, with expertly-carved runic work in it. He gripped more like a weapon than a walking stick, and strode with purpose towards the tower. He stopped when he came within talking distance of the small group. He cleared his throat.

"Are you with the brigands and raiders from this place?" It sounded like the answer might start a fight or a more harsh discussion at least.