Keep on the Borderlands (Game Thread)   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Roland
 player, 5 posts
Tue 31 May 2022
at 01:42
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Roland tucks into a fine meal of Roast fowl and Mead. Between his meal and his tip of 1gp, the inexperienced traveler realizes he has completely blown his entire budget for this trip. "Excuse me, where does one go to find work in these parts?" He asks the server a bit embarrassed about the situation.

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Dungeon Master
 GM, 200 posts
Tue 31 May 2022
at 02:42
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The young lady looks a little pensive for a moment, holding the empty tray at her side.  "Well, what sort of work?  You could see about joining the watch, don't think the pat is good, but it is steady.  Or you could see if any of the adventuresome folk need another sword," she says with a nod to Faldal, Gyp and their comrades (if there.)

An older woman pokes her head out of the kitchen and calls to her, "Lacy, get a move on!" and the girl jumps startled and heads to the board to get another tray of drinks.



Not sure where Leozaren is right now, may have missed it.

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Roland
 player, 6 posts
Tue 31 May 2022
at 03:21
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Roland, approaches the table of adventurers "Greetings, Gyp and Faldal. I am Roland. Well met!" He introduces himself with a slight bow. "Excuse me if I am being presumptuous, but I am in a bit of a dilemma and I understand you may have some work." His gestures were friendly and his tone was diplomatic. "You see I am a woodcarver by trade..." He flashes a wooden pendant that is worn around his neck. "However, it will take me some time to craft something worthwhile, and I am a bit low on coin at the moment."

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Dorn
 player, 2 posts
 Dwarven Veteran
 AC 3, HP 10/10
Tue 31 May 2022
at 03:26
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As Dorn passes through the gate, he takes a moment to appraise the keep.
"Hrm. Seen better," he says, but then adds,
"And I seen a good deal worse!"
After annoying the guards with jolly banter, they direct him in no uncertain terms to get himself going. Taking the hint, he eventually finds his way to the inn.
Pushing open the door, his senses are assailed by the heady aroma of stale booze, unwashed travelers, and raucaus merrymaking.
"Ah, just like home! Hey there!" he calls to two men seated at a table being approached by a third.
"The name's Dorn. Pleased to meet you and can a fellar find hisself a decent ale in this place?"
Gyp Toogood
 player, 154 posts
 Thief
 AC 7, HP 4/4
Tue 31 May 2022
at 06:56
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Happy to be back in the tavern Gyp did his best to smile and any ale he drank was medicinal only of course.

As newcomers came he had to resist the urge to leap up and bow, instead he nodded his head and introduced himself.

“Greetings master Roland and master Dorn” he pointed to young cleric with him “this is my companion Faldal, faithful and brave”  he then lifted his tankard “I'm Gyp. A toast to a new fellowship!” he quaffed ale and grinned widely “we shall venture to the cave of chaos again in a couple of days. I’ve a few bruises and cracked ribs to recover from first”.
Dorn
 player, 3 posts
 Dwarven Veteran
 AC 3, HP 10/10
Tue 31 May 2022
at 10:54
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"Pleased ta make your acquaintance," said Dorn taking in the new faces, before puzzling a moment on Gyp's unusual attire.
"A couple days sounds good. Give me a chance to restock and look around some."
Roland
 player, 7 posts
Tue 31 May 2022
at 15:11
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"The Caves of Chaos." Roland reflected on the ominous sounding name. "Is that what..." He gave a concerned look over Gyp's injuries. "What did you encounter there?"

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Gyp Toogood
 player, 155 posts
 Thief
 AC 7, HP 4/4
Tue 31 May 2022
at 18:33
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“Aye” he answered miserably “goblins seem to have no sense of humour nor hospitality” the jester moaned.
Dorn
 player, 4 posts
 Dwarven Veteran
 AC 3, HP 10/10
Tue 31 May 2022
at 22:30
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At the mention of goblins, Dorm's head snaps up, all frivioloty dying away. In a low, gruff voice he says,
"Just speak the word, friend, and me and my axe will carve a path all the way through those vermin."
Roland
 player, 8 posts
Tue 31 May 2022
at 22:36
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Roland scowls at the mention of goblins. "Savage little things, I'd revel at the opportunity to take a few down myself."  He raises his mug of mead high. "To good health and a rapid recovery! Then we'll have our payback." He says enthusiastically.

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Faldal
 player, 68 posts
 Acolyte
 AC 2, HP 4/4
Wed 1 Jun 2022
at 12:29
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"I understand your predicament or will to fight," ponders Faldal "but some of our companions have already given up or..." he sighs "passed away." Looking intently at them, he adds: "Are you sure you are up to the task?"
Gyp Toogood
 player, 156 posts
 Thief
 AC 7, HP 4/4
Wed 1 Jun 2022
at 18:23
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“The goblins didn’t seem much for chitchat so I’m sure you’ll get your chance to carve a few up, though I’d prefer to go in and lift their treasure without the bloodshed” Gyp gave a wink.
Dorn
 player, 5 posts
 Dwarven Veteran
 AC 3, HP 10/10
Wed 1 Jun 2022
at 20:32
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"While you be lifting, I be cleaving..."
Roland
 player, 9 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2022
at 12:06
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Roland gives a solemn look to Faldal, "Then I must not stand idly by or others will meet a similar end. Besides I don't plan on getting close to the things." He gestures to the yew longbow on his back.

Roland appears bewildered that Gyp wouldn't want to extract revenge on the goblins. "Very well, it's your job, we'll try it how you want."

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Gyp Toogood
 player, 162 posts
 Thief
 AC 7, HP 4/4
Sat 11 Jun 2022
at 08:41
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After two more days of rest Gyp was back to his usually antics, one moment cartwheeling and jesting then another morosely sitting the corner drink in hand grumbling at his apparent lack in fortune.

Then the morning came and they would be returning to the Caves of Chaos. Gyp fetched his men-at-arms Joop and Wort then met with the others “the road and treasure await!” he waved his hands toward the forest and hills “then back here for more wine!” the fool glanced back longingly to the tavern.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 204 posts
Sun 12 Jun 2022
at 01:49
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During Gyp's recovery Roland, Dorn, ValdusElaguz, Faldal and Leozaren have time to get acquainted.  Sparring in the courtyard to learn each other's fighting style; purchasing any gear they may want for the expedition; and surveying the surrounding countryside from one of the Keep's towers.  Any sparring would draw a small gathering of onlookers, including the small number of young maidens who live in the Keep...

On the third day, the company gathers at the gatehouse to depart.



Gyp, will you find and re-up Joop and Wort?  If you offer the same terms or better they will accept.

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Gyp Toogood
 player, 163 posts
 Thief
 AC 7, HP 4/4
Sun 12 Jun 2022
at 08:57
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OOC Yes Gyp will go find Joop and Wort, offering them the same half share each.
Elaguz
 player, 9 posts
Sun 12 Jun 2022
at 15:41
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Elaguz sees the party forming, another sortie into the deadly realms of the Borderlands. Moving toward the group he sets his eyes on the journey ahead.
Faldal
 player, 72 posts
 Acolyte
 AC 2, HP 4/4
Mon 13 Jun 2022
at 09:46
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"If everybody is ready, then I say we hit the road without waiting further!" says Faldal, then starts leading the way.
Gyp Toogood
 player, 164 posts
 Thief
 AC 7, HP 4/4
Wed 15 Jun 2022
at 18:20
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"Let's begin our journey to fortune!" Gyp declared cheerily and led the way into the wilderness.
Elaguz
 player, 10 posts
Wed 15 Jun 2022
at 20:52
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With a raised eyebrow, the elf follows...
Dorn
 player, 8 posts
 Dwarven Veteran
 AC 3, HP 10/10
Wed 15 Jun 2022
at 21:38
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Dorn trundles on behind.
Gyp Toogood
 player, 166 posts
 Thief
 AC 7, HP 4/4
Fri 24 Jun 2022
at 06:18
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"Let's return to the goblin cave. There must be treasure hidden there somewhere" Gyp suggested as the party left the keep.
Faldal
 player, 74 posts
 Acolyte
 AC 2, HP 4/4
Fri 24 Jun 2022
at 09:03
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"As good a proposal as any" agrees Faldal.
Roland
 player, 12 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2022
at 14:53
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Roland nods to suggest his agreement with the plan. He appears to be excited as he draws his bow in preparation.