(IC) Village of Mapleville.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 53 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 21:22
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha is still a little bit suspicious about the men they met at the inn, so when he speaks the the mayor's wife, she can't help it and tries to pick up what they're talking about.

22:19, Today: Talitha Deschain rolled 25 using 1d20+7.  Perception check. – [roll=1599859142.72522.347974]
Maria Bumblestone
 Halfling Fighter, 11 posts
 AC: 19 FF: 14 TC: 16
 CMD: 16 HP: 10/10
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 22:02
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Maria steps forward to knock upon the door, "Hello? Is anybody in there?" The symbol on the door looked promising. After all, when was the last time somebody heard of an evil cult whose symbol was a polite lady welcoming people. However, while fiendish tigers seemed out of the running, celestial tigers were still a distinct possibility.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 97 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 23:22
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Opening the door is a gnome. She has blond hair with blue eyes, her hair is long with a braid. Tilting her head, the woman looks at the gunslinger and fighter. The woman also is wearing a white shirt with the symbol, and with grey leggings and white boots "Welcome to the temple of Sarenrae. How may I help you?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:41, Sat 12 Sept.

Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 54 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 06:16
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha attempted to hear what the mage was talking to the mayor's wife. He just seemed a little bit odd and she wasn't sure of his intentions.
Anyway, after a while she rushes towards the temple to catch up with Maria, who's walking that way.
"Sorry I got distracted."
She follows Maria to the temple.
Maria Bumblestone
 Halfling Fighter, 12 posts
 AC: 19 FF: 14 TC: 16
 CMD: 16 HP: 10/10
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 06:32
(IC) Village of Mapleville
When the gnome answers the door, Maria freezes for a moment and ticks off her fingers for a moment. She adopts a pensive pose for a moment before leaning over to Talitha and cupping her hand to whisper up, "What are we here for anyway? Are we just introducing ourselves? Like I said, the church is a new thing, and I forgot on the way over."
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 55 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 07:10
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha smiles at Maria
"Well, initially I was coming here to check if I could find the mayor, as suggested by the innkeeper. But since we've found out he's stuck at home, maybe it doesn't make sense anymore... Let's chat with this lady anyway, she might now what's the health problem of the mayor."

And turns at the priestess and with a gentle smiles says
"Hello!"
Dungeon Master
 GM, 98 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 11:24
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The gnome watches the two woman, giving them both a odd look as if she heard all that was said being right next to them in the doorway "If you do not need anything, I bid you good day as I have other things to tend to." She goes to close the door but her eyes open wide as Tal basically yells at her with her hello "Is there something you need?"
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 56 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 21:01
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha smiles gently.
"Actually we came here looking for advice regarding the mayor. I came here to close a deal he was making with my master, and as I arrived here this morning I found he's been ill and I'm afraid that will hinder the meeting. I came here just to know if you knew something regarding the mayor's health condition, and if I should write to my master to express my concerns, as probably you might know better if it is something to be worried about."
She tries to sound harmless and puts on her best face but with little success.

21:59, Today: Talitha Deschain rolled 4 using 1d20.  Diplomacy. – [roll=1599944395.16454.347974]

This message was lightly edited by the player at 21:01, Sat 12 Sept.

Pike Trickfoot
 NPC, 1 post
Sun 13 Sep 2020
at 04:35
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The woman glances at Maria and looks at Tal unsure of how to answer her "The mayor was tended to, that is all I can say. If you are concern, I suggest you speak with his wife and himself. Is there anything else?" She looks up at the human and is more eye to eye with the halfling.
Maria Bumblestone
 Halfling Fighter, 14 posts
 AC: 19 FF: 14 TC: 16
 CMD: 16 HP: 10/10
Sun 13 Sep 2020
at 04:45
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Maria scratches her ear as she says to the priestess, "I think that is everything. I suppose we won't be troubling you anymore. Fare the well." Maria skips a few steps away from the church before beginning to walk backwards as she asks Talitha, "I suppose that everything as far as business is concerned. What do you say to getting drunk until your meeting tonight?"

OOC: Maria is proposing a timeskip since we seem to have taken care of introductions to the town, unless there is anything she missed.
Pike Trickfoot
 NPC, 2 posts
 Cleric of Sarenrae
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 00:05
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The gnome glances at Tal and Maria "May Sarenrae guide you. Go in peace." The door is then shut, leaving the halfling and human once more.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 102 posts
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 00:47
(IC) Village of Mapleville
After a few minutes, the tavern is within eyeshot. The marketplace has several people again, moving from tent to tent, wagon to wagon. Humphree is outside his tent fiddling around with some weird small objects. The mayor's wife isn't around. And the large tiger is curled up at the tavern entrance. Xander is nowhere to be seen.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 57 posts
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 06:32
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha feels a little bit disappointed about the visit to the temple. She was expecting a more talkative kind of person taking care of the temple, and she didn't get any information from here.
She's starting to suspect that Father not only asked her to come here to close the deal to help her breathe a little bit, but because he didn't want to deal with all this complexities in the commercial side of his business.
Anyway, when Maria proposes going back to the tavern she sees no problem at all.
"I think I need a drink, but I can get drunk until I close this deal with the mayor.

Edit
When they arrive at the tavern and the tiger is at the entrance Talitha gets her hand close to her weapon casually and goes cros the door ready to defend herself if needed.
Once inside the tavern she talks to the innkeeper
"You're lucky you're the only inn in town. Keeping a tiger at the front door would make you run out of business wire quickly... Anyway, this mage that is starting here is kind of weird, and very confident that his tiger do not bother the rest of the customers or folks in town. Definitely an odd man."

This message was last edited by the player at 22:05, Mon 14 Sept.

Maria Bumblestone
 Halfling Fighter, 15 posts
 AC: 19 FF: 14 TC: 16
 CMD: 16 HP: 10/10
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 23:33
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Maria grumbles upon seeing the tiger in front of the door, "Really? He might as well have brought the damnable thing into the tavern. Would definitely cause less issues than this..." She goes around the side of the building and bangs on a door, "Humphree, you've got an overgrown cat blocking the front, and I'm too short to jump over it. Can you let me in?
Dungeon Master
 GM, 105 posts
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 00:56
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The tiger looks up, blocking the entrance into the tavern. It stands up, growling at Tal as she has her hand near the gun. Its eyes narrow, back haunching upwards. Its maw alone looks like it rip apart a limb easily. The innkeeper doesn't seem present as the tiger tenses up. A whistling sound is heard from inside and the mage comes down from upstairs. It tenses up and then relaxes, moving into the tavern. Xander walks up to it, and kneels down. It rubs against him and the innkeeper comes down the steps from the upper floors. She crosses her arms over her chest "Put the tiger outside. Go on. Blocking the entrance, shame on you." The tiger lets out a yawn and the mage guides the tiger outside, telling it to heel and sit.

Xander goes back inside staring at the gunslinger "Excuse me? You look at someone that is different and then you insult them when you don't know them."

The innkeeper steps between them and looks at Xander "Your both are guests. So please stop alright?"

Xander's eyes seem to glow a blueish coloer then dim. He nods his head to the innkeeper "My apologies. This is your residence." Tilting his head he bows slightly and steps away, sitting at the bar with a piece of cloth on top of something.

The innkeeper looks at Tal. "Well then, I suggest you apologize as well alright? All that judgment doesn't do you any good no? I'm a big burly woman-are you going to say something bout my weight? No you won't. You seem to hang around a new friend there right? So going to say something bout her height? So why judge someone you don't really know?" The innkeeper seems to stand her ground, adjusting her apron "Not trying to be rash my dear, not at all. But looking at people without knowing them is not right. Not at all." She goes to rest her hand upon the human's arm "Come and sit alright?" She glances at the sylph "Got something to show her dear? Go on."

Xander looks at them then down at the cloth. Its about the size of a 2'x3' something.

Humphree looks over from his tent and puts down his odd glasses. He watches as Maria tries to find a different way in and he chuckles at this and speaks out loudly "Maria? Get yer over here. I don't run that dang tavern. Forget already?" When he sees the tiger and Tal looking like it was about to make her dinner, he closes his eyes "No no no.." And when he opens it, the tiger is against the side of the tavern, laying down in the shade seemung to be asleep "Well then well yes. Come on over Maria. Get over here lass." He stands up, motioning for her to come over.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:39, Tue 15 Sept.

Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 60 posts
Wed 16 Sep 2020
at 21:35
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha listens carefully to what Zella says and the reasoning from Xander carefully… and starts laughing. Laughing very hard
“Really? Are you playing the racist card with me for this? Do you think I think you are weird because of how you look?” she keeps laughing
“Well… let me explain to you why I think you are weird. It’s not because of how you look, but because of how you behave.”
She stops laughing and her face turns more severe.
“The first time I saw you, you were putting your nose in a book, not even caring about your surroundings or anyone in the room. I’ve met a lot of people that are so in love with their books that they do not even look at other people when talking to them. And I do not belittle them or think they are bad people. They are indeed good customers, so no complaints from my side. But tell me that not looking at people when talking to them is normal, because everyone I know looks in the eyes when talking to other people. At that moment I found it amusing, and I even liked you.
She shrugs her shoulders.
”And tell me I was wrong and you weren’t planning to visit the bookshop in town or the library even if just out of curiosity. Please.”
She stops talking to the mage for a second and while she looks at the innkeeper she keeps muttering “Your look really? Me? Racist?”
After a second she puts her furious eyes in Xander again.
“But then you sir come here with a huge deadly tiger and you leave it roaming around the town freely. I understand you are confident that it is harmless. I have the best aim with my crafted weapon that any creature in the country could have. I am confident that I could shoot to the other side of the street 40 feet from here and hit that nail that stands out in the wall. But I am not shooting at things unnecessarily because I understand that accidents happen. It’s not about how confident you are on your pet, it's about being able to understand the risks. There are kids that challenge each other to throw stones to the monster, a drunk man that shows up and get into a fight, and a thousand other scenarios where an animal that obviously can tear a human limb is not a wise idea. Yes, having a deadly animal as a pet is weird, but not realising that it is very dangerous and leaving it roaming free in a populated area is not only weird, it is reckless. So that’s why I think you are weird. Because of your weird and reckless behaviour... I couldn’t care less about your looks”
Her face has been turning red as she was speaking. She finalises with a very sarcastic tone, while she makes wild gesticulations with her arms.
“And now sir, please go and leave you huge deadly tiger outside in the street if you please because that’s what normal people do. Actually what don’t you send it to play with the kids? For sure that is completely safe and no accidents never happened when huge felines were playing with little kids that have no boundaries. If you think that is completely safe it’s because it is and I will not think you are weird for having a complete lack of prevision or care about the people that might get hurt. Now if you excuse me I’ll go to my room… Sorry Maria not in the mood of a drink anymore.”
Then she storms out, gets in the inn and with a fiercer face than the tiger’s she walks up the stairs and disappears in her room.
For those who can listen while she leaves to her room, she keeps muttering “Racist, really? me?” all the way up the stairs.

OOC: Calling her racist was not a good idea imo hahahaha. Sorry I wanted to write this since yesterday but I needed time lol.
Btw, Xander might be 120% confident on how much he can control his tiger, but a first level familiar has the intelligence and self control of an average creature of that species

Dungeon Master
 GM, 110 posts
Wed 16 Sep 2020
at 22:10
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The mage remains where he is, watching this woman. He looks at Zella and goes outside without a word. The tiger stands up, and Xander climbs up on it as he leaves with it leaving the item on the bar. He doesn't say a word to Tal, knowing it would make things far worse and thinking she wants nothing to do with him.

Zella takes off her apron, putting it on the counter and grabs the key if needbe, walks up to the second floor following after her. She pulls out her coin purse, with the money she provided and holds it out to her "Please speak with the mayor when you can. You are not welcome here, I am afraid. You insulted me and Xander, and he had left. Is that what you wish? I mean no offense at all and you act like a child, running away. And by the way...." Zella holds out the painting which is that of Tal that Xander painted and it looks impressive. "He does a marvelous job and did it for nothing. You should be ashamed by your actions. No one called you racist. You liked him and ended up insulted him. He was ashamed. I did not agree with the tiger but he kept it under control." She sighs before turning to leave "Perhaps you will meet him again and will think about my words. I have spoken to him in the past, and he was kind and considerate. All of this because you didn't agree with the tiger. He keeped it under control at least for now and it did not harm anyone. You didn't know him." She glances at her, tears forming on her eyes "Good day." The door is closed and Zella goes back down.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:14, Wed 16 Sept.

Humphree
 NPC, 3 posts
Wed 16 Sep 2020
at 22:22
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The gnome watches Xander takes off on his tiger and looks over at Maria probably not hearing anything that happened. He rubs his chin "Maria?"
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 61 posts
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 08:31
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha stops as Zella talks to her and she looks at her hand with the money in it in disbelief. Talitha's eyes are in the verge of tears, and as she bites her lip with a broken voice tells the innkeeper
"You can keep the money as compensation for whatever insult you recall I said to you or this establishment. I'm sorry if you think it had something to do with you. I'll pick up my things and leave."
She goes in silence to her room, picks her stuff and leaves in silence. She looks very upset and leaves without waiting for Maria.

Talitha will go to the market for a walk and to check the different shops, while she waits for the time when she's meeting the mayor.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 111 posts
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 10:13
(IC) Village of Mapleville
"It has everything to do with me. You insulted another guest and myself. He left without a word instead of arguing with a child which is how you acted. Shall I put you over my knee and bang your bottom? You have no right to speak to me or anyone else in that tone. Yet you did. All of this because a tiger that never harmed anyone, for a man who barely said a word to you. It was trained and would not harm anyone despite how you felt-I understand how you feel but telling him he did not realize it was completely wrong. The man knows exactly what it is capable of and leashing it would make it act exactly what you want You could have gone about it in a different fashion, not raising your voice and talk to him like a civilized adult but that is now how it went. I truly understand how you felt but the way you went about it was completely wrong. You just blew up instead of acting like a adult. Some day I hope you truly understand the gravity of the situation. I do not know anything about you but when you entered this establishment and said the things you said-it has everything to do with me." Zella puts the money and tosses it over to her "Please leave." The tears on her face have grown but it her tone is simple. Not yelling "Go." She grabs a cloth and wipes the bar, trying to focus and goes over to some chairs. The woman puts them where they should be and starts to clean up.

OUTSIDE:
Maria is probably standing there looking confused as the gnome walks up to her.

Everything outside is going about normal now with several people mingling now going about doing their daily tasks. Some people nod to Maria and wave.

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:13, Fri 18 Sept.

Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 62 posts
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 20:10
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha trying to keep a proud position won't take the money, leaving it in the counter wherever Zella has left it.

She walks to the market and tries to focus on something else. She goes to the shops and checks with several shop owners where she can get some food that is not the tavern and of the is any other place to stay as well.
She checks which shops sell consumables as well (potions, flasks, etc.). Not because she'll but anything at this point, but to put her mind somewhere else.
Once it's close to dinner time when the mayor's wife told her to come back she'll go again to the mayor's house.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 113 posts
Sat 19 Sep 2020
at 14:18
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Some of the people give the gunslinger free food, not asking for anything in return. There's no potion place that she finds, just some odd trinkets. There's no sign of Maria at the moment, probably mingling with people and probably with Humphree. One of the market workers has some empty flasks and attempts to sell them to Tal for 3 silver (5 flasks). None of the flasks have anything in them and they have corks.

Zella comes out of the inn holding a pouch and some rolled up parchment. She puts them on a barrel near the inn, turns and goes back inside without a word. The door is then closed.

A small cloaked form comes into the market area, a white cloak with some yellow along the bottom and heads towards the blacksmith. Some people walk by the cloak person, nodding their head to it.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 63 posts
Sat 19 Sep 2020
at 15:43
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha with thank effusively everyone that give her some food for free. She is just finding where she can buy some food for tonight, but if she gets it for free she'll take it.
The girl thinks the deal about the flasks is good enough. The glass send of good manufacture and you never know if they'll be useful later, so she pays and puts them in her backpack.
As she's closing the deal she sees the mysterious figure and asks the man she's talking to if he knows him. Regardless of the answer afterwards she'll quickly walk to have a closer look at the figure.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 114 posts
Sat 19 Sep 2020
at 18:14
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The cloak person keeps itself some distance ahead afters the talk to the smith as Tal talks to the person about who it was. The man looks at the gunslinger "A lass from the Sarenrae temple. Don't know much but she's always friendly."

The parchment is blown into the air and lands upon the ground. No one seems to notice it.

The cloak person walks back to the temple but goes a different way, probably to check on some people that she may or may not have help or someone in the temple helped.

The town seems to get more quiet now as some depart to their homes for dinner as its about 6:00.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 64 posts
Sun 20 Sep 2020
at 22:04
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Seeing that is the time agreed to visit the mayor, Talitha heads back to his house. Once in the front door, she spends a few seconds trying to place herself in the right state of mind to talk about the deal she came to the town to discuss. She looks straight to the door and knocks effusively.
She waits in the front door for someone to open it.