Welcome to Thorntop.   Posted by Overlord.Group: 0
Overlord
 GM, 6 posts
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Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 03:58
Welcome to Thorntop
Thorntop is a small town at the edge of the civilized world with a wooden wall around it. A river runs down from the Worlds End Mountains, past the Black Woods and alongside the town. The town is home to about 250 people.

At the center of the town is the Green, a grassy park where various festivals and ceremonies are held. In front of the park is the Town Hall. On the other side are several shops: a general store, a smithy run by a dwarf, a bakery, and an alchemist shop.

Nearby is the town's only inn, The Broken Wheel. A sign above the door depicts a broken wagon's wheel. It is a three story building. The bottom floor is made of stone and has a large common room that is also the town's tavern. The upper two floors are made of wood and are rooms for rent.

Also adjacent to the Green is a small church to Sarenrae. Father Dumas is the local priest. He is a middle aged man and is served by a pair of young acolytes (local children that are coming of age).

A shrine to Erastil lies outside the town.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:01, Sun 21 July 2019.

Iridius Lemora
 player, 6 posts
Mon 22 Jul 2019
at 05:27
Welcome to Thorntop


Iridius is an old man who now live in a caravan wagon. He sells magical scrolls, by order, to whomever has coin to pay. A large horse named, Biscuit pulls the wagon around the small town of Thorntop. His pet raven named, Poe seems to be more than just a bird, as it has been heard talking.

Some say the raven, blending into packs of other birds, flies around Thorntop by day, seeing much of what goes on. At night, Poe reports to Iridius on all it sees, but this is just rumor....

On a blue moon, his Caravan Wagon is parked by the shrine to Erastil. It is said he was married there as  a young man to a beautiful maiden, long ago.


Iridius now seeks a job for some extra coin, it was time...


OOC: I believe I have the help of Darad and Lovisa at least(Correct me if I'm wrong). :)
So...what job can we get our hands on?

This message was last edited by the player at 05:30, Mon 22 July 2019.

Overlord
 GM, 12 posts
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Mon 22 Jul 2019
at 15:09
Welcome to Thorntop
The Shrine to Erastil was a small clearing in a grove on top of a hill. There is a large rock in the center. The rock has Erastil's holy symbol drawn on it. There is a small pool of water in front of the rock.

The shrine keeper, a half-elf in simple, green and brown robes meets in the clearing.

"Welcome stranger. Are you a worship of Erastil?"

Once he hears that you are looking for work.

"I can think of a couple tasks that could use the attention of some brave souls. It would require venturing into the Black Woods, which in and of itself is not without peril. Something has moved into the river above the town. The river here has never been full of fish, but our fishermen are catching less than normal. Something is eating the fish upstream and we fear and it might come downstream in search of more food. If someone could investigate that and take care of any problem, people would be happy. Second, I just came from treating the wounds of a local hunter. He was attacked by a powerful boar near the edge of the Black Woods. It nearly killed him. The hunter had stabbed the boar with a spear, a family heirloom, and run off with the spear still in its back. The hunter would reward the person who kills the boar and returns the spear."
Iridius Lemora
 player, 7 posts
Mon 22 Jul 2019
at 18:13
Welcome to Thorntop
Iridius looked at the half-elven man and thought about his question. He had lost faith in Erastil a longtime ago...and that wasn't going to change any time soon. "I was married here, a longtime ago. My wife Hilda liked the viewed from the top of the hill."

Although the first job sounded more interesting, he could not fuel his dreams or even feed himself with the happiness of the people. "What is the name of the hunter in question and where can I find him?"
Overlord
 GM, 13 posts
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Mon 22 Jul 2019
at 19:34
Welcome to Thorntop
"The hunters name is Semon. He lives on a farm not far from here." The half-elf gives you directions.
Aurellion
 player, 3 posts
 Magus
 Carpenter
Mon 22 Jul 2019
at 19:47
Welcome to Thorntop
Aurellion, the Sylph who often assisted the both the blacksmith and the carpenter depending on the work needed done, was out for a stroll. His signature scimitar at his side, the short but lithe man walked up. Taking in the fresh air and observing the shrine, he bowed to Iridius and the shrine keeper.

"I apologize, I could not help but overhear. Perhaps you would like some assistance, Iridius?"
Krisa Jones
 player, 2 posts
 Half-Elven Bard/Wizard
Mon 22 Jul 2019
at 19:57
Welcome to Thorntop
Krisa Jones joined the Thorntop community a month ago. She spent her time in the Broken Wheel strumming a few tunes. Finally she got up to the bartender and inquired on the local gossip. "Anything interesting happening in this sleepy town?"


OOC:  Knowledge (Local) 21

This message was lightly edited by the player at 18:02, Tue 23 July 2019.

Iridius Lemora
 player, 8 posts
Mon 22 Jul 2019
at 20:07
Welcome to Thorntop
Iridius nodded to the priest. "Thank you for your help...and your name, Priest?...and to you, sir with the scimitar, welcome. A equal share for you,  me and my two associates. I am Iridius.  What is your name? Iridius gave another nod before getting on his wagon and heading towards the farm.

After a little bit of distance from the Priest and the farm was in sight, Iridius looked over to his raven Poe. "Did you understand the half-elf's directions? If so, go get Darad and Lovisa and have them met me here. Tell them that there is a job with the promise of coin."As Poe flew away, Iridius parked his wagon and knocked on the door.

OOC: Darad, Lovisa if your still interested, I sent a raven for you. Please note, the raven, Poe speaks common. ;)
Lovisa Vinternatten
 player, 2 posts
 Changeling Witch
 Winter's Daughter
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 02:27
Welcome to Thorntop
Despite it's location and distance from anyway, Lovisa had found Thorntop to be familiar - another town on the fringe of the world filled with people doing their best to simply see the next day. The quiet struggle of a frontier town.

Still, she had made the most of her time in the village, offering her services as a hedge mage to most, and her more innate talents as a witch to the more daring. Coin was coin, after all.

She had been making her way back from the river when a raven not unlike her own fluttered down to greet her. She'd recognized Poe almost immediatly, the bird belonging to Iridius, the strange but kindly man that lived in a wagon around the town. Even before the bird could speak she'd managed to get the gist of why it had sought her out.

"I am coming." is all she says to Poe as she turns and makes her way uphill toward the shrine of Erastil.

By the time she arrives she finds a small gathering already there. Iridius and the shrine keeper she recognized, the Sylph not so much. She nodded slightly to the gathered folks but speaks to Iridius. "Greetings. Little bird called me here." She jokes a little, the Irriseni in her accent unmistakable. "Something we can help you with?"


OOC: Sorry for being a bit late on that one, life got dumb. But here now!
Overlord
 GM, 14 posts
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Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 04:05
Welcome to Thorntop
in reply to Krisa
The bartender was a somewhat overweight, middle aged human named Theon. He is cleaning some glasses when you approach him.
"Not much happens here, as long as one stays out of Black Woods. I heard that the hunter Semon was nearly killed by a boar out there. I did hear from a lumberjack earlier that there is some problem out by where they're clearing. I don't know the details, but it sounded like some of their men disappeared."

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For the others

The direction from the half-elf, Titus, lead you to a small far close to the town. For those of you who have been in Thorntop for a while, it is the Sunbright Farm. Semon is the brother of Bayron, the owner of the farm.

You are greeted at the door by Lisa, one of Bayron's daughters.
"Good day, sirs. How may I help you?"
Iridius Lemora
 player, 9 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 05:12
Welcome to Thorntop
Iridius smiled when he saw Lovisa come forward. The more people they had, the more likely they where to survive this job. “Yes, finishing off a wounded boar, a killer this one...and returning a spear.  Perhaps Darad will met us at the farm...If Poe returns without him, it will only be the three of us, with coin and prize split three ways.”

As they where greeted at the door, Iridius responded in kind. “Yes, it is a good day and it is us who can help you and your family. We have come to kill the boar and reclaim the spear. Semon, the hunter, may we speak to him?”

OOC: I think the three of us(four if Darad joins), can take a boar. Famous last words... ;)
Lurdgo Findal
 player, 4 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 17:24
Welcome to Thorntop
Standing 400 yards outside the wooden wall of the town.  At 6 feet of the main track out of the town stand a 6th tall very weathered statue of a elven prince or lord.

Funny thing is if ask anybody in the town they sure it was not there yesterday.
Alras
 player, 1 post
 Half-Elf
 Ranger
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 18:11
Welcome to Thorntop
Having spent a good part of the day hunting, Alras was sitting in the Broken Wheel, enjoying a beer. Which was certainly the best thing that happened this day, as the hunt was pretty unsuccessful, leaving him rather grumpy. He didn't pay much attention to the other people, he rarely did, not even to the ones that are rather new in the town. However, he couldn't help but overhear what the bartender said.

He stood up from his seat and walked over to Theon. "What was that about missing lumberjacks?" he asked, straight to the point. "What happened out there?" Being rather withdrawn, he tended to hear news late.
Lyrionial Woodspeaker
 player, 3 posts
Wed 24 Jul 2019
at 10:48
Welcome to Thorntop
Lyrionial Woodspeaker was relaxing in the Broken Wheel. Being somewhat of a musician himself, he liked to hang out there regularly, listening to Krisa, in hopes of inspiration for his own songs.

His pointed ears catch the conversation between her and the bartender, Theon. As Alras walks over to the bartender, he does the same.

"Missing lumberjacks, that is a concern. Also, does anyone know anything about a statue that suddenly appeared outside town? I heard some rumors before. Very odd things going on. I might not be the most perceptive person, but I would like to think that even I would notice something that strange. Though then again..."

He trails off, green eyes going unfocused and staring off into the distance, as though he is listening to some other conversation, before blinking and seeming to come back to the scene before him.
Krisa Jones
 player, 6 posts
 Half-Elven Bard/Wizard
Wed 24 Jul 2019
at 15:35
Re: Welcome to Thorntop
Overlord:
in reply to Krisa
The bartender was a somewhat overweight, middle aged human named Theon. He is cleaning some glasses when you approach him.
"Not much happens here, as long as one stays out of Black Woods. I heard that the hunter Semon was nearly killed by a boar out there. I did hear from a lumberjack earlier that there is some problem out by where they're clearing. I don't know the details, but it sounded like some of their men disappeared."


"Well sounds like the lumberjacks have a problem if some of their men are disappearing. Thanks. I'll go check it out."