(IC) The Village of Korthos.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Dungeon Master
 GM, 252 posts
Sat 16 Nov 2019
at 17:16
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Taking a deep breath, the mayor speaks."The man that was hurt is in a coma. My brother. We do not know who harmed him but I feel it was the Sahugain. We had a crystal that protected Korthos from danger but it was damaged and is not whole anymore. I know where the locations could be. Theres two I know of. There is also a mage and I believe he is in the ruins hiding out. A good man but perhaps he lost faith." He watches the group."I know I have asked for many things but will you keep helping us out? I believe by finding the crystals it and bringing them back will be enough." He watches the group."There is also a storage area and no one will go inside."

OOC Took this from a previous post. Probably overlooked.
Ballast
 Fighter, 92 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 00:41
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
"We are to find the crystals to assist in protection, which might be in the ruins or in the storage area?  And there is also a mage that could assist your brother in the ruins?  And we are to assist in retrieving both?" Ballast asks to clarify.  "I am willing to help your kinsman; just tell us where you suspect the crystal to be.  And what do you know about the mage?  His name, his rank, his schooling or talents?  Are his magics protective and defensive, war magic, or of another sort?"
Dungeon Master
 GM, 254 posts
Sun 17 Nov 2019
at 23:55
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
"Which do you want to know? The crystals, the mage or the storage area? The mage is the most important who could tell you where the crystals are. The location of the crystal could be in the ruins about a day away where he may be and it would be greatly appreciate if you could get him to come here. We have a crystal here but it is broken. The two are link-the mage and the crystals as he made it. He would know possibly where one may dwell. As for the storage area in town it is the closest but no guard will go inside and one who is in a coma cannot answer the questions." The mayor seems worried."He's a mage. He has no rank and I do not know what he can do. Lars Heyton is his name. You visited the tombs and his ancestor named them from him. Because of the crystal being destroyed, the village will slowly turn to ice and everyone will die. He is a descendant of the famous Heyton bloodline of Korthos Village who has protected the island for many generations but since left the village as he felt we were ingrates. His ancestors aided us in the past and they once lived here many years back. All of his relatives were either killed or passed away and the only relative is the woman whom you met. She knows little of him."

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Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 157 posts
 HP 14/14 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +4
Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 05:03
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Brankx listened to the story in silence, taking in the whole story. He looked at the mayor with a friendly smile. "Bein' a mage meself, i can vouch that men who learn magic are men of logic and reason. If he has his senses, i'm sure we can convince him to help us. If he doesn't come, then maybe we can learn of location of th' crystals....maybe i can learn from him to learn to make them meself."

He pauses, then continues. "As fer the storae area, maybe we shoud have a quick look there. It is closest, it may hold something of use."

He looked at the Mayor. "Why won't th uards go into th' storae area? What is th' reason?"
Ballast
 Fighter, 93 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 05:39
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
"What?!" Ballast exclaims, with more force than he had intended.  "Because the crystal is in pieces, the village will turn into ice and die?  Why- what- it-"  It is not precisely possible for a warforged to sputter, but Ballast makes a valiant effort.  "This is exceedingly relevant information!  Yes, by all means, we must find this Lars Heyton and make things right.  Any trips to the storage area should be, by necessity, brief."
Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 126 posts
 HP 47/47, AC:18
 F: +6, R: +2, W: +8
Wed 20 Nov 2019
at 06:51
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
As she listened to the description of the dire nature of the town's situation, the young cleric's smile slowly faded to a fully serious and thoughtful expression. "By the Holy Beard of Pelor I promise to do my best to save Korthos from the frosty doom you speak of." Looking seriously over the others in the party, Cumarinda added, "Let us investigate the secrets of this storage area and then make our way towards finding Lars Heyton!"
Dungeon Master
 GM, 258 posts
Wed 20 Nov 2019
at 17:17
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Oddly the barbarian turns and leaves without saying a word. Strange.

The mayor watches him go and looks at the group."That man? Strange isn't he? Anyways thank you for helping the village and myself. We are grateful. As for the storage area, everyone is afraid to enter as I mentioned a guard who was inside came out and fell into a coma. He did have bite marks but hard to tell what caused them. They were small if that helps."
Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 158 posts
 HP 14/14 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +4
Thu 21 Nov 2019
at 12:51
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Brankx looks on as Fenris turns and leaves. He shakes his head, mumbling. "Damn moody elf."

He looked at the Mayor as they described what happened, and nodded. "Whatever bit him caused th' coma. We have been warned so we know what to look fer. We won't be long anyway there."
Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 127 posts
 HP 47/47, AC:18
 F: +6, R: +2, W: +8
Fri 22 Nov 2019
at 00:51
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Cumarinda watched carefully as the barbarian elf starts to leave. Nodding as if coming to a decision about something, she stands quickly and turns to address Ballast, "Ballast, your care for the welfare of this village who are strangers to you speaks to me of the goodness of your character. That makes you a blessing to those around you. Thank you."

With a fresh smile spreading across her face, Cumarinda brightens like the rising sun on a clear morning. With her voice returning to its usual cheerful tone she says to the others, "Let us catch up with Fenris and together we'll move forward."

While speaking she gets up and moves to follow Fenris.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 261 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2019
at 21:36
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Outside they look for the barbarian. Standing near the storage area, is a guard who is talking to the brute. They seem to be arguing and finally he open up the door and looks at the other people.
Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 128 posts
 HP 47/47, AC:18
 F: +6, R: +2, W: +8
Mon 25 Nov 2019
at 07:40
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Dungeon Master:
Outside they look for the barbarian. Standing near the storage area, is a guard who is talking to the brute. They seem to be arguing and finally he open up the door and looks at the other people.


Cumarinda quickly catches up with Fenris and the guard. She looks curiously to each of them and asks the guard, "Was there a problem between you and my elf friend?"
Ballast
 Fighter, 97 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Mon 25 Nov 2019
at 16:00
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Ballast hefts up his new shield and nods at the mayor before heading out to the storage area, feeling a need for some swift action to solve this problem before tackling the more complicated one of the village's lost crystals and mage.

"What is wrong with this room?" he asks the guard there.
Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 160 posts
 HP 14/14 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +4
Mon 25 Nov 2019
at 21:34
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Brankx, a step behind the others, nods at the mayor with a smile. "Let us look around and get to th' bottom o this"

The dwarf walks behind balayst, chewing on his lip, thinking. "Maybe there's a spider or some other bug....causes th coma." He muttered more to himself than the others. When they arrived at the storage area, he looked up at them all. He held off any questions...the others had asked already
Dungeon Master
 GM, 262 posts
Tue 26 Nov 2019
at 12:24
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
"He wants inside and I was told to not allow anyone inside. And its several rooms not one. And the guard that went inside was found in a coma and is badly hurt. He may make it. No one knows whats inside. He was found near the door inside. No one wanted to go in out of fear." The guard responds.
Ballast
 Fighter, 98 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Wed 27 Nov 2019
at 04:06
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
"The mayor has asked us to assist.  We will try to find what harmed your companion.  The mayor is in the inn, if you wish confirmation," Ballast says, nodding towards the inn.  "The sooner we can determine the danger, the sooner we can determine if there is anything further that can be done to help your fried.  Cumarinda is very skilled in healing."  He says the last with a gesture at the priestess.  If the guard is willing to let them in, Ballast will open the door and settle his new shield on his arm, his magical sword in his hand, then enter to see what lies within...
Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 129 posts
 HP 47/47, AC:18
 F: +6, R: +2, W: +8
Wed 27 Nov 2019
at 08:47
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Cumarinda nods and smiles, speaking in a calming, reasonable voice with persuasive tones. "My friend and ally here," she says indicating Ballast, "as well as my elf warrior friend," she adds indicating Fenris, "Are both here with me and my dwarf companion to help save this village from its many troubles."

The young fire color haired cleric steps closer to the guard with an warm confident smile and a hand on the holy symbol around her neck. "I am Cumarinda, priestess in service to The Sun Father Pelor who brings light into the world. In the name of Great Pelor, I have come with my companions to bring hope and healing to those who need and destruction to the servants of darkness and evil. Please let us go inside."
Dungeon Master
 GM, 264 posts
Wed 27 Nov 2019
at 14:14
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
The barbarian watches the cleric and shakes his head. He crosses his arms, staring at her. The whole 'worshiping anything' didn't work on him. He makes his own path.

Nodding, the guard lets them go into one area of the storage area. He mutters something along of keeping the mutt on a leash. But as they go inside, Fenris grabs him by the throat and has him pinned against the wall. Despite calling him her friend, the guard doesn't seem to care. Fenris holds him up, his feet barely touching the ground. He drops him and looks at the other party members.

If the enter after the guard unlocks the door (before hoisted up by the barbarian), its a small area. Straight ahead leads to a larger area. Several barrels line the room, all with caps. There's a door to the left closed. Also there is a passageway to the north leading downwards and to the right leading down as well. There are also barrels in the center of the room as well as bags of what can be assumed are flour.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:15, Wed 27 Nov.

Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 162 posts
 HP 14/14 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +4
Thu 28 Nov 2019
at 00:11
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Brankx, entering after the others, watches as Fenris hoists the guard up, and sighs, rubbing the bridge of his nose with his fingers. When he is dropped, he looks at Fenris with a sigh. "Makin' friends I see."

He walks up to the guard and looks at him. "My advice to Ye boy....don't insult people who are trying to help Ye damn town from freezing over....and don't judge a book by its cover. He may be an elf, but he could outfight Ye without breaking a sweat."

He looks at the others then the room. "Let's get this done an' fast....we have to find th' mage"
Ballast
 Fighter, 100 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Sat 30 Nov 2019
at 06:20
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Ballast regards the guard who insulted Fenris with some disappointment.  "The guard is not a worthy foe.  Your honor is stronger than his words," he says to Fenris, mostly ignoring the guard in favor of keeping his companion on the likely more challenging task of cleaning out whatever forces or beasts were infesting the storerooms.  This village had more trouble than any six other places...

Once inside, Ballast looks at both passageways, and the door, and comments, "If the guard has a key to the door, we would appreciate having it."  Either way, Ballast goes to see if the door is locked.  If locked, he'll wait and see if there is a key forthcoming.  If there is no key, he will open the door the old-fashioned way, by forcing it (unless someone has a better idea).
Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 132 posts
 HP 47/47, AC:18
 F: +6, R: +2, W: +8
Sat 30 Nov 2019
at 07:25
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
After they take a look inside and Fenris puts down the guard Curmarinda asks the guard, "Please tell us what you know or have heard about what is supposed to be in here. Also I would appreciate if you would share any keys we might need."

She whispers softly into the guard's ear, "In Pelor's name, please excuse my rough warrior friend, he's not quite as patient as others might be."
Dungeon Master
 GM, 268 posts
Mon 2 Dec 2019
at 12:47
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
The room remains as is. Fenris snorts at the warforged comments and stares at the dwarf. He grunts and looks around the room, pulling out his sword.

The guard has left and its assumed if he had anything, he would have given it to the group and he already mentioned what he knows-nothing other then finding one of the guards in a comatose state near the door. Well to anyone but the barbarian. The door is locked but there are two areas to check out-the north that leads downwards and the east that leads downwards as well.
Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 164 posts
 HP 14/14 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +4
Tue 3 Dec 2019
at 03:22
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Brankx (ignoring the glare from Fenris), takes in the area with narrowed eyes. "It would go faster if we split up....but if somethin' is here we may need the group."

He looked at the rest. "Mefelf and Balayst will take north, you two take the east. Don't move to far and if somethin' happens, call."
Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 135 posts
 HP 47/47, AC:18
 F: +6, R: +2, W: +8
Thu 5 Dec 2019
at 21:52
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Before going any further, Cumarinda examines the room, especially the barrels and bags to see if she can determine their contents, preferably without opening them.

"Wait Brankx, hear me out on this. While speed might be gained from dividing our forces to search, prudence suggests that together we are best prepared for the unknown. In unity is strength." she cautions.


OOC: 13:44, Yesterday: Cumarinda Imbrex rolled 20 using 1d20+5.  Spot check.

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Dungeon Master
 GM, 273 posts
Fri 6 Dec 2019
at 12:52
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
The cleric just spots odds and ends. Its a storage area used for storing some flour and other food items. Some look torn open but the barrels look untouched for some reason. Fenris grunts and starts to head down the north seeming to ignore the dwarf.
Ballast
 Fighter, 103 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Fri 6 Dec 2019
at 13:28
Re: (IC) The Village of Korthos
Ballast looks at the door, then at the barbarian, then back at the healer.  "I dislike leaving a closed door behind... though there is no reasoning with Fenris even at the best of times.  It seems we are going north.  Cumarinda, is the stuff in the barrels rotten?"