Chapter 1 - Defiance in Phlan.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Calderax
 player, 18 posts
 Tiefling, Male
 AC:18, Ini.:+0, HP:12
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 06:42
Chapter 1 - Defiance in Phlan
Calderax said nothing as the elf spoke, nor did he attempt to persuade them.  But once weapons were drawn, he drew his long sword and dressed his shield, as he stepped close to Ssivah to protect her.  His tail snaps and twitches much like a rattlesnakes rattle.


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Action: moving to defend Ssivah
Bonus Action:
Move Action: Move from D4 to M6
Standard Action: Held
Rolls:


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Izroth
 player, 8 posts
 Half Elf Male
 AC 11, Ini: +0, HP: 10
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 12:58
Chapter 1 - Defiance in Phlan
Figures...  Izroth inwardly sighed at the rather obvious detail that should have been revealed by the agent.  Ssivah gave a rather good explanation to explain the deception; Stiein's worked as well, though the warlock still felt on edge.  He held his tongue for now, it wouldn't do to have too many of the group talking.

As the conversation continues, he focuses his attention on one of the human guards.  If combat broke out, that man would be his first target.


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Action:  Ready an Eldritch Blast against the guard
Trigger:  If combat starts


Snow
 player, 9 posts
 Dragonborn Paladin
 Ask Me About Bahamut
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 13:14
Chapter 1 - Defiance in Phlan
Snow barely flinched.  He knew something of this game and the best thing for him to do was not react at all.

There was something about a big scaly monster full of pointy bits that tended to make these squishies ill at ease.  Understandable, but annoying.  Point being any move on his part tended to have twice the reaction.  So he just stood there, arms crossed, and waited for someone to do something stupid.


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Action: hold action

Telldorin
 player, 6 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 21:59
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Following course with the others, Telldorin drew his bow and nocked an arrow, although he did not yet point it at anyone. He held his breath, hoping that the standoff would be resolved before violence broke out. He thought it best to say nothing as his companions tried to resolve things. Better to stand silent and seem like a stalwart warrior than to speak and reveal how nervous he felt.
Jessilara
 player, 10 posts
 Half-Elf Paladin
 AC:18 HP: 11
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 23:03
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Jessilara drew her sword.

She thought it would have been odd is a hireling didn;t "display power" as a preventive to actual violence. She attempted to adopt the nervous bluster which imagined that women on the wrong side of fate would have.
GM
 NPC, 6 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 16:02
Chapter 1 - Defiance in Phlan
The Elf doubts are as high as the skies,  but he acquiesced. "Okay everyone, down with the weapons. The Elf shouted instantly. "Stupid Marcus bungling over important informations."The elf mutters. He looks at  Steinthor from head to toe then replied.  "You don't have to worry boy, I'm here to do business not for a fight. He looks at Ssivah again and asked,  "Are you just going to stand there and let your underlings do the talking? The faster we finish this the better.

Steinthor noticed that the room is 30 feet wide 80 feet long. It seemed that the Seller are near the other side of the room. Nearer to the back of the barn. The barn has several hays scattered around. And it seems nothing is unusual around the place.
Ssivah Nasadra
 player, 19 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 16:35
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She gave the Elf a stern look as if he just disregarded her words.

Not saying a word but her eyes looked at the package waiting for the Elf to allow her to inspect the prize.

Her eyes glanced over at Stein and wondered if the Elf fancied him more then what was being shown for the Elf seemed to not hear a word she said.


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Action: Waiting for the Elf to show her the item
Bonus Action:
Move Action:
Standard Action:
Rolls:



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Calderax
 player, 19 posts
 Tiefling, Male
 AC:18, Ini.:+0, HP:12
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 23:56
Chapter 1 - Defiance in Phlan
Once the final weapon is put away, and only then, does Calderax sheath his sword.  But he remains at Ssivah's side, his shield ready to cover her.  He has escorted others before, and knows that silence is the second best quality of a guard.  His eyes scan the room for signs of danger, as his tail twitches warningly.  His black chain mail near silent from good maintenance.


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Action: Held
Bonus Action:
Move Action: stay next to Ssivah
Standard Action:
Rolls:
   19:53, Today: Calderax rolled 23 using 1d20+3.  Perception.



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Izroth
 player, 10 posts
 Half Elf Male
 AC 11, Ini: +0, HP: 10
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 21:26
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Relaxing slightly, Izroth loosens his fingers and dismisses the spell he had been preparing.  He glances at Ssivah, showing deference to her.
Steinthor Knutrsson
 player, 11 posts
 Human / Tempest Cleric
 HP: 10/10; AC: 18; xp: 50
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 23:49
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Stein relaxed as he saw the other party lower their weapons. Perhaps he had spoken out of turn, but he was glad it didn't end in a confrontation.


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Waiting to see what happens next.

Jessilara
 player, 11 posts
 Half-Elf Paladin
 AC:18 HP: 11
Sat 17 Mar 2018
at 16:47
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Jessilara put away her weapons but her eyes having been "awakened" did not lost their fire. This wasnt the best of situations and it was getting worse, by her reckoning.
GM
 NPC, 7 posts
Tue 20 Mar 2018
at 02:55
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THE DRAGON'S EGG


"Fine." Muttered the elf again. He showed them the egg that they where all waiting for. "Now here is the egg." He said. "Throw over the payment and I will leave the package here. Unless you have something in mind, I suggest you don't even bother about it. Your master knows my Master and both don't want to cause the other trouble." Everyone notices that the elf's voice is quivering.


Ssivah Nasadra
 player, 26 posts
Tue 20 Mar 2018
at 04:14
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She didn't fear the Elf but wanted this over as quickly as possible, she touched the pin that was given to her to wear and pulled out a bag from her side pocket in her cloak.

Gracefully she walked closer "I don't want to loose any of these and I don't want to have you throwing the egg.  Can't do anything with a cracked egg. she looked at the egg.

Just getting close enough that she would be able to get the egg before they tried anything foolish.

Tossing the bag a bit but not close to the Elf, making him have to come a bit closer to get it.

She only watched the egg and the elf at the moment while the others would be more interested in any movement from the elf's companions.


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Action: Moved a bit closer to the egg.
Bonus Action:
Move Action: Closer to egg
Standard Action: Prepared to cast Sleep if needed.


Calderax
 player, 20 posts
 Tiefling, Male
 AC:18, Ini.:+0, HP:12
Tue 20 Mar 2018
at 07:56
Chapter 1 - Defiance in Phlan
Calderax moved in lock-step with Ssivah.  The presence of an armored Tiefling, one whose blood was tainted by demons long beforehe was concievied, my be itimidating.  But he makes no moves towards violence, unless violence is offered.  His sword remains sheathed at his side, his shield ready to block.  The tip of his tail still snapping rappidly in warning.



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Action: Protecting Ssivah
Bonus Action:
Move Action: Staying adjacent to Ssivah.
Standard Action: Holding.
Rolls:


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Steinthor Knutrsson
 player, 12 posts
 Human / Tempest Cleric
 HP: 10/10; AC: 18; xp: 50
Tue 20 Mar 2018
at 18:02
Chapter 1 - Defiance in Phlan
Stein marveled at the sight of the dragon egg. He had heard about them from fellow sailors, but this was the first time he laid eyes on one. Catching himself staring a bit too long, Stein snapped out of it and took in the moment at hand.

The transaction was progressing as planned, but now they had to figure out how to get the pin on the seller. Stein also was watchful at the seller and his guards to see if they were planning on keeping this a peaceful transaction (insight check).

"Perhaps one of ye should sneak closer to the seller to put the pin on? We could make a distraction during the proceedin's fer ye," Stein whispered to his companions.



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Move Action: Stay in position
Action: Insight check
Bonus Action: Whisper to party
Rolls: Insight - 18
10:59, Today: Steinthor Knutrsson rolled 18 using 1d20+3.  Insight check on seller and co. to see if they were planning a double cross or something. 


Stats: HP: 10/10, AC: 18, Ini: -1
Passive Perception: 15


Telldorin
 player, 8 posts
Wed 21 Mar 2018
at 21:01
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Telldorin nods at Steinthor’s suggestion.

“I’m not nimble enough to complete the heist, but perhaps I can help in the distraction.”
Jessilara
 player, 14 posts
 Half-Elf Paladin
 AC:18 HP: 11
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 01:49
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Jess looked to Snow, "Looks like you got the job." she said with a smile, in jest.
Snow
 player, 10 posts
 Dragonborn Paladin
 Ask Me About Bahamut
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 02:06
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Snow tried desperately not to roll his eyes.  Why was this always his job?  Why could he be the merchant and act all erudite and mysterious for a change?

Fine, distraction.  What insignificant thing could he get ridiculously pissed off about?

wait a minute...

"WHAT SACRILEGE IS THISS?" he roared, "WHICH OF YOU WHORESON WHELPSS DARED BRAND A CHILD OF THE GREAT MOTHER!?!"

He took two giants steps to the forefront, "LET HIM STEP FORWARD SO I MAY BRAND HIM IN KIND."

OOC: Dammit Snow, you had ONE JOB...crit fail.

21:03, Today: Snow rolled 6 using 1d20+5.  Intimidation Scare/Distract traders, possibly pull one forward for "punishment".

That pic of the Dragon egg is fine...but it's weird that it has a sigil on it.



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Action: Roll intimidate to distract traders.
Move: To front of group


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Jessilara
 player, 15 posts
 Half-Elf Paladin
 AC:18 HP: 11
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 02:57
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[OOC: Could I say that Jess would like to aid Snow in intimidating the whelps? That way perhaps he could roll with advantage? I know it is after the fact...I will of course respect your decision either way.] "


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Izroth
 player, 11 posts
 Half Elf Male
 AC 11, Ini: +0, HP: 10
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 12:20
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As Snow stepped forward and drew attention to himself, Izroth quickly locked his gaze on one of the guards again to watch for their reactions.
GM
 NPC, 9 posts
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 15:33
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The tension in the atmosphere is too tight. And the nerves of everyone are stretched taut. As Ssivah finds a way to make the Elf come nearer to her, Calderax can be seen protecting her. Stein on the other hand, watches the other side. Looking for tell-tale signs of trouble, he soon makes a smart guess concerning the other party. He notices that the elf is wary and very much cautious, but the impatience is also well seen. They are out to sell the egg as fast as possible but they are keeping something. What is that he has no inkling.

Everything was going smoothly until, "WHAT SACRILEGE IS THIS?" Snow roared, "WHICH OF YOU WHORESON WHELPSS DARED BRAND A CHILD OF THE GREAT MOTHER!?! LET HIM STEP FORWARD SO I MAY BRAND HIM IN KIND." Everyone eyes, including Izroth's, suddenly transferred to him. And once again, swords from the guards where drawn.

"What in Tymora's name is this about? What brand? Are you talking about that sigil? That was placed by Master so that it will not be tracked! Are you plain dumb?" The Elf shouts to Snow. "Are you really out to buy or not? We are wasting precious time in here." The voice was showing deep annoyance, but also gives a hint of exasperation. He looks at Ssivah, "One more or this thing is off. Control you minions. You are the boss yet your underlings bypasses your authority?" The elf mocks. "I guess you are weak due to being a lady." He says as a challenge to her authority.


OOC: You could support one another by doing a separate checks. But you cannot undo an action/roll done by another unless this is a battle round.

Ssivah Nasadra
 player, 29 posts
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 18:01
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She shook her head when Snow started his foolish outburst but kept her eye on the Elf.  Something wasn't right and as her mind raced on thoughts something kept picking at her nerves.

under no circumstances you are to fight with the sellers.

Was this all a test from the Agent of the Harpers. she thought for a moment.

Taking a deep breath she looked at the Elf "May I ask, does your Master wear a hooded cloak with a arrogant demeanor about himself? her words were something that could be considered a sweet conversation to a long friend.

Then nodding her head she finally acknowledged Snow "It is so hard to find worthy underlings on the surface.  I think I can sell him off to you if you like.  Cheaply.

Turning to Snow "Your outburst may have cost me the sell of this precious egg.  I will not tolerate it.

Snow and those around her can see that she is about to cast a spell upon Snow.



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Action: Casting a spell
Bonus Action:
Move Action: None
Standard Action: Spell casting
Rolls:
13:59, Today: Ssivah Nasadra rolled 24 using 1d20+5.  Deception on casting the spell on Snow.
13:55, Today: Ssivah Nasadra rolled 10 using 1d20+5.  Persuasion.


Snow
 player, 11 posts
 Dragonborn Paladin
 Ask Me About Bahamut
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 18:53
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"A Sigil?" Snow continued, "You ignorant fools! Have you any idea..."

And then he stops as Ssivah's "spell" takes hold.

"yess mistress," he says woodenly, like whatever rage he had was snuffed out like a candle, "sorry, mistress."

He returns to his former position looking for all the world like a large chastised dog.


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Action: Deception to pretend to be caught up in the spell
Move: back to former position


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Steinthor Knutrsson
 player, 14 posts
 Human / Tempest Cleric
 HP: 10/10; AC: 18; xp: 50
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 00:04
Chapter 1 - Defiance in Phlan
Stein felt like smacking his forehead at the debacle that had unfolded. There had been a distraction, yes, but the original goal of sneaking the pin on the seller had remained unfulfilled. He supposed that the seller and his guards were more wary than ever, now, so sneaking was out of the option. He was going to have to take a more direct route.

He whispered to Thor for guidance as he stepped forward, took the pin from Ssivah, and bowed deeply before the unnerved elf.

"Please forgive us deeply for our transgression," Stein proclaimed as classy as he could. He started imitating one of the other priests he had worked with in the temple. "I do also apologize for speaking out of turn earlier. I am my master's head servant, you see, and I manage much of her household. This vagrant here is a new hire and has much to learn."

Stein held his bow as he held out the pin towards the elf. "Please, this isn't much, but we offer you this brooch for your trouble. It is of high value. We do sincerely hope to complete this transaction without further issues."

Stein waited to see if the elf would take the pin.



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Move Action: Move towards the elf.
Action: Cast guidance for persuasion.
Bonus Action: Offer pin to elf.
Rolls: Persuasion: 23
17:02, Today: Steinthor Knutrsson rolled 1,22 using 1d4,1d20+3.  guidance for persuasion, persuasion check.


Stats: HP: 10/10, AC: 18, Ini: -1
Passive Perception: 15


Calderax
 player, 22 posts
 Tiefling, Male
 AC:18, Ini.:+0, HP:12
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 00:50
Chapter 1 - Defiance in Phlan
As weapons were once more drawn, his sword leapt almost unbiden to his hand.  Calderax the Tiefling, demon knight to some, moved to protect Ssivah.  His armored form immediately to her right as she spoke to the elf.  His solid amethyst eyes scanned the room for trouble and clues.  His tail is twitching with even greater rapidity, as Ssivah is once again threatened.


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Action: Draws his longsword.
Bonus Action:
Move Action: move immediately adjacent to Ssivah.
Standard Action: Held to behend the elf if any attack.
Rolls:
20:44, Today: Calderax rolled 17 using 1d20+3.  Perception, to discover and attempts to attack, or concealed individuals or items.

20:43, Today: Calderax rolled 5 using 1d20+1.  Insight, to determine intent of the elf and its party.


This message was last edited by the player at 06:35, Fri 23 Mar 2018.