(IC) The End or the Beginning?   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Roywin Viasaquilla
 Illusion-MSpecialist, 86 posts
 42/42; AC 14; F:6 R:5 W:9
Wed 10 Feb 2021
at 10:50
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Roywing smiles at the man as he speaks. She looks like a little grandmother surrounded by her grandchildren. "As I said, I am sorry for the words that hurt you. I ensure that despite their words they are brave and honourable people."
She stops for a second and continues talking changing the subject, hoping the man does not focus on the small collision they had a few minutes ago.
"And yes, we came here looking for your aid, as we understand you might be one of the few people, if not the only, that might know what is hiding behind the weird behaviour of the hobgoblins. We definitively know very little about it."
She puts her hands together and picks the sentences he just said about his house being safe.
"I understand that you've managed to keep your house safe from the attacks, although I don't understand how. But if you want to hear my opinion, I think even when the house is protected from the attacks, once the whole village is devastated by the hobgoblins and they roam free around the house, it will not make nice place to live. Even if it's safe... I would consider the advantages of keeping the village and the villagers safe, not only as a moral decision, but also as something that can benefit you in the long term."
She softens her smile a little bit.
"You know, being considered a critical part of their safety, keeping the commercial lines opened, having a way of sell anything you'd like to produce, as well as be able to buy some products you might be interested. And of course, not being surrounded by hobgoblins yourself."


OOC: I'd like to buy a Scroll of Dispel Magic, buy I only have 19 gp so I guess I'll need to cash in before anything else.
Lyrian Swift
 Rogue-Wizard, 213 posts
 HP: 40/32; AC: 20
 Fort: 3; Ref: 11; Will: 2
Wed 10 Feb 2021
at 13:39
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
"Thank you for the spell, I'm certain it will come in useful against the warrior hobgoblins."  Lyrian was uncertain what else to ask the mage.  He seemed to know his craft, but his interest in things outside his sphere seemed... limited.  It was like that with some people.  They took care of their own, but did not worry about those beyond.  "What of the ghosts that you spoke of?
Landor Halbrek
 Cleric, 370 posts
 HP: 64/64 AC: 22
 Fort: 9 Ref: 3 Will: 9
Wed 10 Feb 2021
at 14:43
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Landor makes note of the wagon breaking but stays where he’s at for the moment. They seemed to have things in hand.
Gar Irontooth
 Barbarian-Ranger, 306 posts
 HP: 58/58; AC: 16
 Fort: 9; Ref: 6; Wil: 3
Sat 20 Feb 2021
at 23:34
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Gar, like Landor, noted the caravan, and looked at the priest with a nod. He doubted it was any threat, in fact any attackers came, they would probably be targeted first. He none the less, kept a sharp eye on them
Dungeon Master
 GM, 687 posts
Fri 5 Mar 2021
at 17:51
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
"You talk quiet a lot and I do not like it. As for the hobgoblins, I don't care for them. They leave me alone, so I will leave them. As for this town, they send you to ask for my aid instead of doing it themselves? They are fools to not come up here and do it themselves. Why should I save them? Perhaps out of pitty? They have done little. I keep to myself and I will keep doing it. The hobgoblins are their issue-not mine. If they approach, I will do what is neccasary to keep my home safe. Commerical lines? There isn't any for my kind of magic. As for my products, money is required or something that equals to it. And I'm a critical part of their safety but they cannot come here and ask for it? Go. Leave. I grow anger with your antics and frivoulus ways. You tell them to come to me, tell their mayor to approach and I may hear him out." The old man stands up and points at the door "As for the ghosts? Well they are hiding. Hiding from you. And you. Everyone else they might yes might approach." He grins.

Tai stands up, gripping his sword with it slightly open and bows to the man.

Elsewhere, still nothing happens. The villagers are able to get the cart slowly along after fixing it to a degree. Birds chirp, typical animals move about. It seems to be a calm...least before the storm. Nothing creeps out. No signs of hobgoblins or anything close to it. Just a peaceful town.
Lyrian Swift
 Rogue-Wizard, 214 posts
 HP: 40/32; AC: 20
 Fort: 3; Ref: 11; Will: 2
Sat 6 Mar 2021
at 07:14
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Lyrian will give a small bow to their host.  "Thank you for your time and your magic, sir. We will do what we can for the town, and your home."

Then she'll head out into the sunlight to talk to Landor and Gar.  "Well, we learned a bit of magic that may come in handy, and it seems that we are the hope for this town to make it through all of this safely. Nothing much further on about what the hobgoblins are doing. I think we'll have to do our scouting the old-fashioned way."
Landor Halbrek
 Cleric, 372 posts
 HP: 64/64 AC: 22
 Fort: 9 Ref: 3 Will: 9
Sat 6 Mar 2021
at 07:16
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Landor shrugged. “Fair enough. Let’s get going I suppose.”
Roywin Viasaquilla
 Illusion-MSpecialist, 87 posts
 42/42; AC 14; F:6 R:5 W:9
Sat 6 Mar 2021
at 07:31
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Roywin thanks the old man with a bow and very few additional words and leaves. She then leaves the house and joins the others. You can she in her face something is not right
Once they have moved away from the house she speaks with bitterness "Grumpy old lonely wizards... As useless as they consider themselves magnificent. Please if I ever turn like one of them, slap me in the face." she says those last words with a gentle tone and a smile again.
"And Lyr is right. We seem to be the one hope for this town. Let's move and try to gather some information about these hobgoblins and their intentions."
Gar Irontooth
 Barbarian-Ranger, 308 posts
 HP: 58/58; AC: 16
 Fort: 9; Ref: 6; Wil: 3
Sat 6 Mar 2021
at 08:30
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Gar, leaning against a tree heard the others come out, but kept his eyes on the caravan. When they spoke, the half orc snorted. "You believed he'd help more than he did....the crazy goat is lucky he's still alive, magic user or not!" he looked at Rollin with a smile and gleam in his eye. "Trust me little man....you show signs of that, you'll be slapped long before turning into him. and if the slap doesn't work, we'll then..." he cracked his knuckles

He stood up and streched his neck. "Now we have that nonsense out of the way I can do my thing and track them."
Tai Chi
 Samurai, 27 posts
 HP: 66/47; AC: 19
 Fort: 7 Ref: 9 Will: 5
Sun 7 Mar 2021
at 22:04
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
The bird stares at the half-orc, eyes narrowed. He shakes his head, bothered by Gar's antics that didn't help the situation either-but made it worse perhaps. Yet the mage did not have to antagonize him. With all that has happened, Tai sighs. He speaks up in what sound like Gar, or something he said "Stop. Grumpy. Both of you. Enough." His tone sounds serious and he glances at Roy "Said more."
Landor Halbrek
 Cleric, 373 posts
 HP: 64/64 AC: 22
 Fort: 9 Ref: 3 Will: 9
Mon 8 Mar 2021
at 01:52
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Landor starts walking towards the cart. “Let’s go. We’re wasting time here.”As he approaches the people tending to the cart, he waves. “Hello there. Do you need help?”
Roywin Viasaquilla
 Illusion-MSpecialist, 88 posts
 42/42; AC 14; F:6 R:5 W:9
Tue 9 Mar 2021
at 23:03
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Roywin nods at Landor. "Let's go. Three only thing we can do is maybe ask the mayor to ask himself the wizard for help, in case they are attacked while we're out. It's a long shot, but the man claimed the town didn't bother to ask for help themselves."
She smiles at the rest.
"He'll probably make another excuse once they ask him, but at least they can try something. In the meantime, we should move on."
Dungeon Master
 GM, 693 posts
Wed 17 Mar 2021
at 00:21
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
"No no no. We're fine. Just want to get home with all that is going on. If something happens I want to be with family no?" The farmer nods his head "Your new here aren't you?" His eyes goes to each of them, smiling slightly but when he sees the half-orc and odd bird creature he seems to get somewhat concerned and he steps back "So where are you headed?"

Tai stares at the Gar, seeming to be not happy and he crosses his arms and bows his head as they talk to the man. The kenku looks around at the few houses and towards the center of town, remaing near the wizard.
Roywin Viasaquilla
 Illusion-MSpecialist, 93 posts
 42/42; AC 14; F:6 R:5 W:9
Thu 18 Mar 2021
at 15:29
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Roywin smiles at the man.
"We're actually heading out of town. We're helping with the issue of the hobgoblins... But maybe you could help us delivering a message to the mayor. Could you let him know that if he speaks to the wizard himself he might help with protecting the town in case of an attack whole we're away? We need to find out what's going on out of town, but we'd like to make sure someone helps while we're away. Could you do that for us?"
She gives him a wide, trusting smile.
Landor Halbrek
 Cleric, 377 posts
 HP: 64/64 AC: 22
 Fort: 9 Ref: 3 Will: 9
Thu 18 Mar 2021
at 16:01
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Landor nods in agreement with Roy. She pretty much summed it all up.
Gar Irontooth
 Barbarian-Ranger, 311 posts
 HP: 58/58; AC: 16
 Fort: 9; Ref: 6; Wil: 3
Wed 24 Mar 2021
at 10:34
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Gar, standing quietly with his bulk, couldn't help but look intimidating, but at the mention of the wizard, he let out a small snort. "I have me doubts about that crazy old cook." he muttered
Roywin Viasaquilla
 Illusion-MSpecialist, 94 posts
 42/42; AC 14; F:6 R:5 W:9
Wed 24 Mar 2021
at 13:29
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Roywin gives Gar an understanding smile. "I don't say hello help. We should move on, but it's better to cover all our bases, and he mentioned he'll help if the mayor asked him. So let's hope he does it. But as I said, let's move on."
Dungeon Master
 GM, 695 posts
Wed 24 Mar 2021
at 13:35
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
"Stop." It seems the samurai is trying to get through to the half-orc and failing. His eyes stare at Gar, eyes narrowed. They normally get along but as of late....

Tai shifts slightly, cooing towards the gnome and nods. He then glances at Lan.

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The farmer nods his head "Well best get going. Be careful outside of town. Evil's coming. I barely escaped when I went out for a walk." His tone is quiet and he nods his head as he heads towards a nearbye farm.

There's several of them and the main square.
Landor Halbrek
 Cleric, 378 posts
 HP: 64/64 AC: 22
 Fort: 9 Ref: 3 Will: 9
Wed 24 Mar 2021
at 18:16
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Landor raises an eyebrow. “We know your feelings on the matter, Gar. That is enough especially since not everyone shares your opinion.”He turns his attention back to the farmer. “Would you mind telling us exactly where you were attacked?”
Gar Irontooth
 Barbarian-Ranger, 312 posts
 HP: 58/58; AC: 16
 Fort: 9; Ref: 6; Wil: 3
Thu 25 Mar 2021
at 05:12
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
The half orc has a steely serious look as he looks at Tai and Landor, then throws his hands up. "Fine....its the last you'll hear of it from me. now how about wr find some hobgoblins and bash some skulls." clearly the half orcs barbariac nature was winning out in terms of the magic user, something Gar didn't trust at the best of time. This one proved his speculation on the craft.

But be it as it may, he was loyal to his friends, and as grumpy as he was, it would pass. He looked at Tai, still looking at him. "What....I said I'll be good!" he sighed as he looked off into the wild.

Some hobgoblins would help relieve his frustration
Dungeon Master
 GM, 700 posts
Thu 1 Apr 2021
at 00:36
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
The samurai looks away from the half-orc and sits down cross-legged, with his eyes closed. Odd creature. The farmer glances at the group "West edge of town, some distance off before the woods begin. I believe its called the Witchwood."

OOC
I believe that's where the Speaker (mayor) mentioned to start investigating

Sorry for the short post.

Landor Halbrek
 Cleric, 380 posts
 HP: 64/64 AC: 22
 Fort: 9 Ref: 3 Will: 9
Thu 1 Apr 2021
at 15:43
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Landor nodded. “Thank you. We’ll go check it out.”Landor motions for the others to follow.
Roywin Viasaquilla
 Illusion-MSpecialist, 95 posts
 42/42; AC 14; F:6 R:5 W:9
Thu 1 Apr 2021
at 16:08
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
Roywin nods. "That's fine, but if we're heading towards a potentially hostile area we should have a plan on how to approach the area."
She smiles at the group, paying special attention to Gar and Lyr and Tai Chi.
"We can always go together as a pack, but since scouting would be quite beneficial."

OOC: sorry I thought I had posted :)
Gar Irontooth
 Barbarian-Ranger, 314 posts
 HP: 58/58; AC: 16
 Fort: 9; Ref: 6; Wil: 3
Sat 3 Apr 2021
at 03:14
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
The half orc smiled a half smile. “Wilderness and scouting is my domain. We find some tracks and I’ll find them.”
Lyrian Swift
 Rogue-Wizard, 215 posts
 HP: 40/32; AC: 20
 Fort: 3; Ref: 11; Will: 2
Sun 4 Apr 2021
at 08:54
Re: (IC) The End or the Beginning?
"You find them and I'll help sort them out one way or another," Lyrian says, nodding enthusiastically at Gar.  They'd found out about all they could here in town, now it was time to see what the Witchwood held...