[Misc] Smith's Gambit.   Posted by The Narrator.Group: 0
Erret Smith
 NPC, 54 posts
 Governor
 of Smith's Gambit
Sat 18 Apr 2020
at 07:52
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
In reply to Neva (msg # 292):

"Aye you could say that. And I'll look forward to meeting the chieftain as well. As for now please enjoy the town and all it has to offer."
Izayah Hamadrell
 player, 128 posts
 AC 17 HP 28/28 PP 14
 Leaving the past behind
Sat 18 Apr 2020
at 22:13
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
Izayah examined the job board for a long moment. Then he added a small note to the job board underneath the "anonymous note" job indicating he was looking for experienced allies to join him, and that he would be in the Frosthide Inn that evening and likely the next.

He walked out of the town hall and smiled at the slowly-disbanding group he'd traveled with. "Work's over, time for a drink! Take care all!" He winked at Neva as he passed her. "Welcome t'Smith's Gambit."
Conspirator
 GM, 391 posts
 Just here to help
Sat 18 Apr 2020
at 23:01
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
Elisar's performance draws quite a bit of attention, as people whispered questions about the Moonraven. Elisar got the distinct impression that nobody had ever heard of him. Unsurprising, considering he had only been using the name for a few hours. At least they seemed to enjoy his music.
Sihveri
 player, 3 posts
 Grouchy Healer
 AC 16/14 HP 10/10 PP15
Sun 19 Apr 2020
at 02:23
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
Shivering slightly despite the layers of clothing as he entered the settlement the elf  made his way to what appeared to be the town hall. He begins asking around, or trying to over the music and avoiding the skipping bard. Muttering under his breath "Bards... always making noise and getting in the way, an elf can't hear himself think."

"Where would one go to find employment? And did I not see an inn over yonder?"
Erret Smith
 NPC, 55 posts
 Governor
 of Smith's Gambit
Sun 19 Apr 2020
at 14:16
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
Smith greets the new elf, "Howdy, I'm Erret Smith. Welcome to Smith's Gambit. Job board is just over there, and the inn is across the street. If you find a job on the board that interests you, just talk to whoever posted it."

Elisar Moonraven
 player, 25 posts
 Songs and stories for all
 AC:13 PP:9 HP:8/8
Sun 19 Apr 2020
at 14:22
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
Mission accomplished. Elisar’s performance had at least got the locals whispering, and hopefully that might get a few of them into the inn for this evening’s performance. More coin for the inn meant more secure lodgings for him.

Once his sideshow was concluded he headed back to the Frosthide Inn, hoping for a hot meal before this evening’s show.

——> to Frosthide Inn
Jozek Blaszkow
 player, 2 posts
 Human Investigator Wizard
 AC: 13 | HP: 8/8
Sun 19 Apr 2020
at 17:59
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
The tall thin man advanced along the path with a resolute stride. He sported short dark hair and a thick moustache. A stubble of three days on his cheeks and chin. When the settlement started to appear, over the hill, he couldn't help but to breathe a sigh of relief: "Not too far now", he muttered, forming little condensation clouds with each breath.

He looked up. A raven, circling above him, croaked in what sounded almost like approval. "Yes, yes, I know...", admitted begrudgingly. "But it is not like there was any other choice. Now, come down, Edgár." The raven, which somehow managed to emphatically fly in such a way to imply a bad mood, started to hover at a lower altitude, but did not approach. Józek just shook his head, unapprovingly.

Once reached the settlement, Józek started to look around. The pouch at his side, containing the few coins he managed to take with him before leaving his country did not seem particularly full, so he approached the locals, asking them if they knew of some job opportunity.

"A tall tanned human, you say? Looking for help?", he asked, nodding. "Izayah... at the inn... I see, many thanks." He followed his indications and proceeded to walk towards the inn.

---> To Frothside Inn

This message was last edited by the player at 18:00, Sun 19 Apr.

Sihveri
 player, 5 posts
 Grouchy Healer
 AC 16/14 HP 10/10 PP15
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 00:31
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
In reply to Erret Smith (msg # 297):

"Job board, right."

He heads over and looks at the board. "Perimeter watch or anonymous note? Obvious choice. Patrol with a bunch of unwashed barbarians or a mystery."
 

Having made a decision he heads to the inn.

——> To Frosthide Inn
Malkus
 player, 2 posts
 AC 16; HP 12/12
Sat 2 May 2020
at 21:18
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
A road-weary man walks purposefully along the road, seeking the settlement he was dispatched to. After days of travel, his steps can no longer be described as energetic, but they are certainly still determined. His traveling cloak has apparently seen its share of dirt and abuse, but the wear is superficial as it had been diligently cleaned and repaired throughout its history. Slowly but surely, the buildings of the border town come into view.

Under his breath, he murmurs a prayer of thanks to Helm for the safe journey and makes his way to the large building that appears to have some import. Out in front stands a rather fancy looking gentleman, and Malkus approaches him without deliberation.

"Greetings, sir. I have been sent to this settlement to lend my strength where it may be most needed. Would you be so kind as to point me in the direction of your mayor or chief citizen?"
Erret Smith
 NPC, 56 posts
 Governor
 of Smith's Gambit
Sun 3 May 2020
at 14:01
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
The man had been standing outside taking it the fresh morning air and the view of his ever-growing town. "That would be me, Erret Smith," he said. "How can I help you, this fine morning?"
Malkus
 player, 3 posts
 AC 16; HP 12/12
Mon 4 May 2020
at 15:45
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
Malkus quickly looks over Erret, before nodding his head in acknowledgement.

"I am Malkus. My Order seeks to destroy Evil, to maintain the rule of Law, and to defend those without the means to defend themselves. I have been instructed to travel to Smith's Gambit and to see Helm's Will carried out."

The formalities apparently out of the way, Malkus' features soften and his face betrays the beginnings of a smile. He looks around the growing town, taking in the atmosphere, before returning his attention to Erret Smith.

"I am here to serve as I am able, and to help protect those within your town, Mr. Smith. How may I be of assistance?"
Erret Smith
 NPC, 56 posts
 Governor
 of Smith's Gambit
Tue 5 May 2020
at 04:15
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
"Well, we can always use folks to patrol the perimeter. I wouldn't recommend trying it alone, though," Erret says.

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:15, Tue 05 May.

Malkus
 player, 4 posts
 AC 16; HP 12/12
Thu 7 May 2020
at 20:14
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
Malkus nods in agreement at Erret's suggestion.

"Yeah, I'll certainly be happy to join whatever detail you have patrolling the surrounding areas. I'll meet up with the next one. When should I plan to be here for the next one?"
Erret Smith
 NPC, 57 posts
 Governor
 of Smith's Gambit
Sun 10 May 2020
at 04:49
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
"I wouldn't go far. Night patrol is just coming back," says Smith.

OOC: Time is stretchy. Even if you decided to spend all your gold staying at the inn for a few days, as long as you're in town, you can make it in time for this morning's patrol.
Xannan
 player, 49 posts
 Halfling Monk * ki 3/3
 AC 15 HP 17/17 PP 12
Sun 10 May 2020
at 05:55
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
After a long rest, Xannan peruses the Job Board.
He then finds and speaks to Erret Smith.

"It appears many of the tasks on the board are either already underway or have a full group assigned to them.
I'm happy to start forming another Perimeter Patrol group, if needed."

Erret Smith
 NPC, 58 posts
 Governor
 of Smith's Gambit
Sun 10 May 2020
at 16:08
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
"Wonderful!" said Smith. "You can join Malkus." he gestured toward the hooded man.
Enialis Siannodel
 player, 124 posts
 AC 13 HP 12/12
Sun 10 May 2020
at 22:08
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
"Room for one more." says Enialis as he appears in Smith's Gambit and overhearing the conversation about another patrol,"I could use the extra gold today, if you have me."
Xannan
 player, 50 posts
 Halfling Monk * ki 3/3
 AC 15 HP 17/17 PP 12
Mon 11 May 2020
at 02:53
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
"Yes, I am happy to join with the new Perimeter Patrol group. Thank you"
Erret Smith
 NPC, 59 posts
 Governor
 of Smith's Gambit
Mon 11 May 2020
at 03:05
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
Smith smiles and says, "Of course, my friends! Xannan, Enialis, Malkus... that makes three... you should probably wait for at least one more, but its up to you."
Odilon
 player, 83 posts
 AC: 16 | HP: 9/9 | PP: 13
 Next Init: 1
Mon 11 May 2020
at 13:19
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
Odilon walks in just as Erret makes his recommendation. "Setting up another patrol group Erret?" Odilon smiles as he see's Enialis and Xannan once more, "I'll join if you'll have me"
Enialis Siannodel
 player, 125 posts
 AC 13 HP 12/12
Mon 11 May 2020
at 13:34
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
Enialis gives Odilon a thumbs up,"Good to have you again, I guess that makes four. Now we better head off with this Malkus fellow."
Chloe Nellington
 player, 1 post
 HP: 9/9
 AC: 13
Sun 24 May 2020
at 14:29
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
The sound of rumbling wheels and the clip-clop of hooves was announcing a new visitor. From within the woods appeared a wooden wagon drawn by a brown horse. Two coated figures were walking beside it on the path. As they came closer, one of the travelers removed their hood.

"Well, this is not so bad." The girl turned to her companion. "I expected, like, a freezing tundra where you have to kill a bear every morning to even get out of the house!"

"Yeah, but it's still really cold ..." The boy tried to cuddle up but his clothes were too thin for the job. "How in the world are you NOT FREEZING?"

"My heart warms me." The girl made a dash for it and landed promptly on the doorstep of the structure closest resembling an official building, roughly in the middle of Smith's Gambit. She cleared her throat, hauled off and quickly remembered that knocking doesn't mean punching the door.

Knock-knock!

As she encountered Erret Smith, a winning smile slided on her face. "Good morning, sir. My name is Chloe Nellington. This" - she pointed in the general direction of her companion who didn't even manage to show up yet - "is my partner Julius Swift. I'm a merchant trading wine. I hope you have some space for me left in your gorgeous little settlement."

Chloe will pay for the construction of a cabin for two people with one room including the fireplace + one additional room + stove.
Erret Smith
 NPC, 61 posts
 Governor
 of Smith's Gambit
Sun 24 May 2020
at 16:13
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
Smith greets the young woman with a friendly smile, "Pleased to meet ya, Miss Nellington. I'm Erret Smith, and I'm happy to welcome you to our growing settlement! We'll get the paperwork out of the way, and construction on your house will begin immediately!"
Chloe Nellington
 player, 2 posts
 HP: 9/9
 AC: 13
Sun 24 May 2020
at 17:56
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
"We have a deal then." Chloe signs the necessary contracts with her eloquent signature and whips out the payment. She presses a hundred shimmering gold pieces into the governor's palm.

Room with fireplace (-50gp) + extra room (-25gp) + extra stove (-25gp) = -100gp

"I'd like to use the front room as my future wine shop", explains the merchant. "For now there should be no complications in storing my wares in the rooms without having to inconvenience me or my companion. However, in the future I might be in need of a storehouse."

The sounds of an angry horse can be heard outside, followed by a boy screaming.

"As you can tell, Sir, my companion can handle things on his own. No doubt the construction will take its time." Chloe folds her arms behind her back. "In the meantime, I'd like to be of use. I am perfectly willing to put myself into danger if necessary. As long as HE isn't around to throw me off." She points, without even looking, over her shoulder at a nearby window where for some reason Julius just so happens to fly by. And it didn't look like he did it willingly. "He is a good boy, Sir, believe me. A heart of gold. But he has the luck of a headless goose and I don't want anything to happen to him. He best stays here where it's safe. With the wagon."
Erret Smith
 NPC, 62 posts
 Governor
 of Smith's Gambit
Mon 25 May 2020
at 21:00
Re: [Misc] Smith's Gambit
"We always need folks to help patrol the perimeter! Your partner is free to stay within the safety of our walls, long as he stays out of trouble. Just sign up here, and wait until there's enough for a full party."

Just then, a commotion comes from the direction of the Frosthide Inn. Three goblins dash out of front door, followed by Darla, who's reloading a heavy crossbow. They dash between the guards at the entrance to town, and disappear into the darkness beyond, as the guard fire their own crossbows at them.