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    Tenchuu is right. There is still one success required in dealing with the captive, and more infromation to be gained that is pertinent to the story.

    BB: I'll let you keep your roll in relation to the proper skill check, but please RP the discussion with the captive so I can have some inspiration as to the response.

    Also, please don't delete your parlay with Jahred. It's too good to waste .
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    Mervin's point of view
    Mervin recognizes Blagarm as the guy who poured hot oil all over him, but to be fair, Blagarm could simply have been defending his basement against presumed ruffians. Fenwick's argument, however, is convincing enough for him to believe that there's more to the story.

    As for Jahred, he's never seen him before.
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    Mervin glares at the bartender, and has another gulp of wine. His loyalties are coming into focus.
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    In that case, Mervin stands ready to help! If you guys decide knocking the wall down would be useful Mervin will happily oblige with an at-will Thunderwave until it's down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.M.Gimlord View Post
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    Tenchuu is right. There is still one success required in dealing with the captive, and more infromation to be gained that is pertinent to the story.

    BB: I'll let you keep your roll in relation to the proper skill check, but please RP the discussion with the captive so I can have some inspiration as to the response.

    Also, please don't delete your parlay with Jahred. It's too good to waste .
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    Okay. As Tenchuu said, it seemed like he already spilled the beans. Confusing, this multiple skill challenges at once.
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    Fenwick saunters over to the bound prisoner. "Bar-guy not like idea of tearing down wall," he says, cheerfully. "Investigating officer also skeptical. Fenwick suggest alternative of prisoner giving full and complete information on what behind wall, how to get in without knocking down wall, who involved, and all pertinent information. That way everybody happy and satisfied with results.
    "Fenwick suggest telling full information. Fenwick have cousin once, who suffer from failure to do this. Ethnic group out on hunt for wild beast to get pelts to trade for goods with merchants from sailing boat. Cousin off with best friend of cousin attempting to corner wild bear which have pelt much in demand. Friend yell 'Bear coming' and cousin say 'Yes, bear right there,' since cousin is engaging bear with spear. Friend is not being specific which mean he say 'bear coming' when he should say 'other bear coming' because second bear then coming up behind cousin, who now caught between two bears, which is unenviable position.
    "So telling complete truth is good thing, and not telling complete truth lead to being caught between two bears." Fenwick smiles again. "Prisoner not want to be caught between two bears, right?"

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    Take the diplomacy roll as given. I suppose this could be an intimidate roll, but the bonus is the same.
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    "Pointy-ears is right," the restrained thug admits, "The other way in is in the cave under the keep. Go through the grove there next to it, and there's a stone stairway leading down to the river. The gate's locked, but I imagine one of Lord Ekton's folks has the key," A hint of a grin escapes his lips, "We just pick the lock. It's easy enough," he continues, "When you get passed a set of stairs, you'll see a sewer pipe. 8 paces past the sewer pipe, there's a false door in the cave wall," he smiles again, "All you have to do is know where to push."

    "Well then," Jahred eyes Blagarm more suspiciously now than he had before, "I'm sure you'll be happy to take us there," the words are directed to the thief, though his gaze remains on the nefarious barkeeper. Now he speaks to the one under his gaze, "Blagarm, I'm going to have to ask you not to leave the inn until we've heard the whole story. Firebyrne!" Jahred calls over his shoulder, "I'm appointing you to guard over Blagarm."

    "Don't worry. He not going anywhere." Talon interjects to offer his assistance in this matter as well.

    "Then it's settled." Jahred continues, "The rest of us will go to the 'back door' and see what truth there is," He turns to Blagarm again, "It would be an understatement to say that I would be quite disappointed to find out that you've been running a den of thieves here under our noses all this time, Blagarm. What would your father have thought?"

    The bound thief rises to his feet under Riardon's coercion and laughs, "Hah! Shows how much you know. Havar's the one who built that warren. Did it for Bradon Handmill. Bradon was the brains of the whole operation before he broke into old Bard's house. That did Bradon in alright. Hankel pounded him in half with a hammer, but not before he put six throwblades in old Bard's chest." He laughs reminiscingly, hesitates thoughtfully for a moment and says, "Funny you should mention that Hankel took off with Lord Hallmaster on a trip to Efil. Lars took over when Bradon died," the thug shakes his head, "Not a good sign for your dwarf friend, fellas. I'm not exactly sure where they were headed, but you can bet it's not Efil."

    Jahred questions the thug even more, but his knowledge seems exhausted. The captive leads the group, minus Talon, out onto the lamp-lit streets of the outer market, where they approach a guarded door in the upper gatehouse. A guard peers into the lamplight from behind and arrowslit and opens the door after recognizing the captain of the Night Watch.

    After passing into the city proper beyond, the group moves to the north where a grove of trees scrubs the fetid air of the Ulmar river. As they soon discover, the grove was planted to protect the city from the foul odors of trash and refuse carried by the estuary. Passing through the groves, the stench strikes their nostrils with sudden ferocity, but quickly ebs as their noses adjust to the smell.

    They find everything exactly as the thug said. Rujah, Riardon, Jin, and Fenwick even begin to recognize and orient themselves with the familiar location where, not three weeks ago they stood on a now absent boat, fighting to apprehend the man that must have been Lars Hallmaster.

    As the thug opens the secret, back door, the foul smell of the sewer-like river is quickly overpowered by the odor of rotting flesh. Evidently the den was sealed without taking care to remove the bodies of the dead. This presumption is proved true as Jahred nearly stumbles over the decaying body of Smoc Lem, lying where Rujah's axe cut him down.

    "Alright," Jahred finds and lights a torch, "I've seen enough." He turns to the theif guide, "You've earned the right to have your sentence mitigated from death by hanging to twenty years in the dungeon. I'm not sure which is worse, but hopefully you'll live to tell us when you get out," He turns to the others, "I'm going to need witnesses besides Firebyrne and the thief to testify," seeing their questioning faces, he explains, "Even in the event of overwhelming evidence, there must be a trial. Firebyrne can tell the story from his point of view, but he'll be shaky on the details of the battle that took place here. The thief will be of help to incriminate Blagarm, but again, his word will be suspect without support."

    Rujah steps forward, "I'll testify. I can relate the battle and the sequence of events quite well, and I imagine that Talon would be the other logical choice since he's the one who found and translated some information concerning Hankel, should this Hallmaster person show up again."

    Jahred looks relieved, "Well it's settled then. The two of you, of course, will have to remain in town until the end of the trial, but the rest of you are free to go. It appears that Hankel may be in danger, though. If he truly is the purpose of your arrival here in Rioc Alair, I suppose you'll be wanting to launch pursuit after you've rested. I can offer you an escort and ground transportation, but I cannot spare anything in the way of cavalry. I will rely upon you to find Hankel and bring Lord Hallmaster to justice. Until morning, however, you may stay at this inn. Since I'll be taking Blagarm to the stocks right away, the inn should be safe enough. I'll post a guard outside your rooms for the night."

    With that, he wheels around, taking the thief in tow, leaving the group in the dark tomb, a mausoleum of a battle won and opportunities lost.

    Firebyrne speeks up, "I'm going home," he turns to Rujah, "I'll come by your room tomorrow at sixbells to get up to speed on your story. I'd also like to hear what Talon discovered as well."

    "Of course. I can begin tonight." He turns to the others of the group, "I'll return to the inn later. Please allow me the chance to tell our tale to Mr. Firebyrne on his way home," he turns back to Firebyrne, "If you don't mind, I'll tell you what I can, walking with you until you reach your house, and continue in the morning after I've had my sleep at the inn."

    "Well met. Let's go," The two dragonborn laps into draconic speach as they walk out the passageway into the sewer together like old friends who are catching up on lost time.

    Only Riardon, Jin, Mervin, and Fenwick are left with many choices ahead.

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    Extended Rest! You, of course, will need to RP your decisions concerning what to do while you're in the den. It would be a good time to search for information on where to begin and fill Mervin in.

    Right now, I'll only award XP and time gold. The last encounter was a fun battle, but I prefer to dole out magic items/weapons as pertinent to the story. Don't worry. It will be worth the wait.

    Knife Fighter = 600
    Ambushers = 300X2 = 600
    Archers = 300X2 = 600
    Bonus for subduing and questioning one Ambusher = 200

    Skill Challenge 1: 100
    Skill Challenge 2 100

    Total: = 2000 X 2 = 4000xp

    Major Quest: Cracking the thieves' guild
    Talon: Level 3 = 750 X 2 = 1500
    Riardon: Level 4 = 875 X 2 = 1750
    Fenwick: Level 2 = 625 X 2 = 1250
    Jin: Level 2 = 625 X 2 = 1250

    Time xp:
    March 20th to June 20th. Judge: With 7 days to go, can I round up here?

    Talon: 375
    Riardon: 435
    Fenwick: 312
    Jin: 312
    Mervin: 104


    Total's by character:

    Talon: 2675xp
    Riardon: 2985xp
    Fenwick: 2362xp
    Jin: 2362xp
    Mervin: 304xp (200 for staying alive and joining the crusade).

    Rujah: 2362xp (The numbers won't add up for Rujah, but I'm awarding this total here so as to maintain per level equality. Otherwise I would have to bring everyone else down).

    Time Gold scrounged from the theives' den (gp):
    Talon: 381
    Riardon: 525
    Fenwick: 267
    Jin: 267
    Rujah: 267
    Mervin: 127
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    Quote Originally Posted by H.M.Gimlord View Post
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    Rewards Submitted for Approval
    Congratulations.

    Extended Rest! You, of course, will need to RP your decisions concerning what to do while you're in the den. It would be a good time to search for information on where to begin and fill Mervin in.

    Right now, I'll only award XP and time gold. The last encounter was a fun battle, but I prefer to dole out magic items/weapons as pertinent to the story. Don't worry. It will be worth the wait.

    Knife Fighter = 600
    Ambushers = 300X2 = 600
    Archers = 300X2 = 600
    Bonus for subduing and questioning one Ambusher = 200

    Skill Challenge 1: 100
    Skill Challenge 2 100

    Total: = 2000 X 2 = 4000xp

    Major Quest: Cracking the thieves' guild
    Talon: Level 3 = 750 X 2 = 1500
    Riardon: Level 4 = 875 X 2 = 1750
    Fenwick: Level 2 = 625 X 2 = 1250
    Jin: Level 2 = 625 X 2 = 1250

    Time xp:
    March 20th to June 20th. Judge: With 7 days to go, can I round up here?

    Talon: 375
    Riardon: 435
    Fenwick: 312
    Jin: 312
    Mervin: 104


    Total's by character:

    Talon: 2675xp
    Riardon: 2985xp
    Fenwick: 2362xp
    Jin: 2362xp

    Mervin: 304xp (200 for staying alive and joining the crusade).

    Time Gold scrounged from the theives' den (gp):
    Talon: 381
    Riardon: 525
    Fenwick: 267
    Jin: 267
    Mervin: 127
    yes, I am being nice and says yes to rounding up

    APPROVED!!

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    Great, looks like Riardon is now level 5

    I will take Stand the Fallen as level 5 power. What now? Shall we try to recruit a new defender for the group?

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    Saving Throw: +5 vs Charm
    Action Points: 0 Second Wind: 0
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    Great, looks like Riardon is now level 5
    So what level is everyone now? Mervin is 3.

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    So who was it that said "I'm going home"? Was that an NPC or a PC, and how are they headed out and to what home? Sorry, it's just tough for me to keep track of all these names!

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