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Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 02:42 AM #1
Gallant (Lvl 3)
A Sojourn in Sairundan [Judge: Manzanita]
Your brother Rais has returned from his travels, and he will soon become a Dervish of the Sairundan! He need only pass the Test of the Fifteen Winds. Your brother and I wish for you to attend his Dervish trials, it will be a grand celebration. Six full moons from the writing of this letter is when the trials shall take place. It has been two years since you left us, and my heart aches from the absence of my daughter. I hope you will return to us for this momentous event.
But you must be warned: The deserts are dangerous, and the fire clans of the east are encroaching on our trade routes. Should you choose to come home, as I hope you do, you must not travel alone. If you have received this, you will have met my old friend Joe Smith of the Red Dragon Inn. I have sent four small kegs of Sairundani Stormbrew and two bottles of Nimbusad, a rare wine bottled at the edge of the world. They would catch a fair price anywhere, and if I know Joe he will offer more than their value. Take his coin and hire an escort. The Red Dragon Inn's reputation has reached even here, I am sure you will find several able bodied warriors who will assist you on your journey.
One worry you no longer need dwell upon is being bound by the Hurakan tradition to a son of Typhoon. Sabil has had his two years to find his daughter, and she has not returned. Kaida yn Jamil will marry Abdar ai Typhoon. She is absolutely enamored with her husband-to-be, and even Sabil has found some joy in celebrating their happy union.
Should you choose to stay in the wetlands, your family understands. If that is the case, spend the coin wisely.
May your heart be as strong and your blades as swift as the wind,
~ Hayder ai Hurakan
The sky outside the Red Dragon Inn is clear as far as the eye can see. It is near midday in the middle of the summer. The sun is shining brightly overhead as Shadya and her hired escort of adventurers walk the streets of Orussus. Perhaps it is not the best time to venture into the desert, but there is no time to waste: the letter took many weeks to arrive, and the journey from Orussus to Sairundan is long.
But before the group sets out, there are plans to be made and supplies to be bought...
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Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 03:36 AM #2
Gallant (Lvl 3)
The Rules Spiel
Greetings everyone! Please post a link to your character sheet in your first post. Select your prepared spells as though you have just rested and put them in the first post as well, even if they're listed on your sheet. Also, list your total Listen, Spot, Sense Motive, and Initiative modifiers.
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A Sojourn in Sairundan, the Adventuring Party:
Shadya yn Hayder, Human, Paragon 1 (Solange)
Cludge Slatefist, Dwarf, Fighter 2 (AGFlynn)
Lasair Alant, Human, Telepath 4 (Rystil Arden)
Conuld, Human, Transmuter 1 (Trouvere)
Kurghaz Vuultan, Half-Orc, Cleric Of Taurusk 1 (Phoenix8008)
You may now introduce yourselves, discuss plans amongst each other, and purchase basic supplies.
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 03:57 AM #3
Gallant (Lvl 3)
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 04:28 AM #4
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 04:32 AM #5
Gallant (Lvl 3)
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 04:35 AM #6
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 04:43 AM #7
Novice (Lvl 1)
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 04:49 AM #8
Edit: Adding Requested info.
HP & AC in my sig
Listen & Spot: -1
Sense Motive: 0
Last edited by Solange; Tuesday, 19th June, 2007 at 11:43 AM.
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 05:41 AM #9
Scout (Lvl 6)
Kurgahz Vuultan, Half-Orc Cleric 1 of Taurusk; AC 14, HP 10/10
Originally Posted by Rae ArdGaothDM Rae
Kurgahz has the following stats to start:
Sense Motive: +3
Cleric Spells readied: (3/2+1 -save DC= 13 + spell level)
0- Create Water, Detect Magic, Purify Food and Drink
1- Cause Fear, Cure Light Wounds, (D)Grease
Posting rate shouldn't be a problem as I usually post at least once a day, but usually not till the evenings.
IC: "Shadya, did I hear right that there might be some money for uss ta buy ssuplies with before we hit da road?" Kurgahz asks as the others begin to file out of the Red Dragon Inn.
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 06:37 AM #10
"Yes, I need to turn this note from Joe into money, but I should have 40 Dragons for each of you for helping me and for personal supplies. I'll have a budget for group supplies as well, such as a cart or pack horse, and a tarp or two to keep the sun off during midday," Shadya says.
OOC: I'm putting it out to open season for suggestions on group supplies. Spare water, food, and shelter aside, anything we need to purchase?
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 09:02 AM #11
Conuld, human transmuter 1 (AC 12, HP 6/6)
"Forty dragons!" says Conuld. "That is astonishingly generous... and it saves me no small amount of embarrassment. I volunteered for this journey without considering the parlous state of my finances."
Spells PreparedImportant numbersDM
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 09:20 AM #12
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
"That's so far over the line between genius and madness, it passed all the way through Cthulhuville and normalcy and all the way back to brilliance!"--MoogleEmpMog
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 11:48 AM #13
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 12:04 PM #14
Conuld asks "Have you decided in which direction we shall travel, Lady Shadya? All I know is that Sairundan lies to the south-west, but I do not know how far. Could we take a ship that is heading south from Orussus? I, uh, knew someone who did that recently. Or, I believe there are many villages along the coast road where we could find occasional rest and re-supply. Or we could follow the River Grellgo southwards for a time."
OOC: The river Grellgo obviously flows towards Orussus, so wouldn't speed our travel any, but we could head south towards Lathirn along its banks. Beyond that, I'm mapless.
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 12:19 PM #15
"The roads to the south are best. I do not trust these buildings that float, if you refer to them," Shadya says. "And no need to call me lady, please."
OOC: I think Riem is on the way, if I remember right. Beyond that, all I know is that it's southwest, closer to the tower of air, and Shadya's been there before. It looks like 400 miles or so along the road by the river Grellgo, as a guesstimate with the map. I think the world is pretty big, but not sure how close to the edge Sairundan is.
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 12:22 PM #16
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
(OOC: The map that says 2000 diameter is way off--Sairundan is probably many thousands of miles away. Lasair's home is, anyways.)
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 12:25 PM #17
OOC: I haven't seen that one. Is there a map that has Sairundan on it? If we get horses that can go 50', we can I think go 60 miles a day on horseback, which still won't get us more than 1500 miles away in about a month.
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 12:28 PM #18
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
(OOC: I've seen a map with the deserts on it, and the way Sairundan is described, it has to be in those. The southwestern desert should be substantially far away from Orussus)
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 12:28 PM #19
"Very well. I am just plain Conuld, too. From my limited experience with ships, they attract pirates - even pirates who have no ship of their own! So I think you are probably right." He muses. "Do you think it would be an extravagance to purchase a wand of healing from the priests of Hyrag?"
OOC - the wiki suggests, vaguely, that Rheim, with that spelling, is somewhere not far from Covington, and both are somewhere beyond the T-junction of the Lathirn-Orussus-Fallon road, about 40 miles east of Orussus. Rystil, you were in Festival of Halina, right? Is there more known about the geography than that?
OOC 2 - with a world diameter of 25,000 miles - but the hints that noone has been too close to the towers for many years - we could still be looking at 5000 to 10,000 miles!
Tuesday, 19th June, 2007, 12:32 PM #20
OOC: So, um, how much to spring for a teleport?