Alvar Thorne & Associates, Part 1 - orsal judging

Voda Vosa

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[sblock= Ciprinus and TealyIForgotTheRest] The druid keeps his mouth shut, not saying much.
Upon the reaction of the man in the so called"restaurant", he made a depreciative gesture with his hand, and just said "Bha"[/sblock]
 
[sblock=DM & Ruud]Valdaris follows half a step behind his mistress, his left hand resting comfortably on the pummel of his sword as he casually strides along, sneering at anyone or anything that pays too much attention to their small procession.

"So, Alistra... care to tell us where it is that we are going this day?"[/sblock]

[sblock=OOC]Good to see that we're back on again. Bravo.[/sblock]
 
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Boddynock

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[sblock=Ruud, Valdaris]
Deus Ex Machina said:
Valdaris follows half a step behind his mistress, his left hand resting comfortably on the pummel of his sword as he casually strides along, sneering at anyone or anything that pays too much attention to their small procession.

"So, Alistra... care to tell us where it is that we are going this day?"
"Well, Bear, we're paying a little visit to the Wizard's Academy. They're after a number of scrolls and books on various topics - and it was expedient for them to have Alvar Thorne & Associates put together the collection. So please keep your eyes peeled - my brother had to call in a number of favours to lay his hands on some of these papers, and I'm not sure we could replace them if anything happened."

The kids continue to follow them. The oldest of them (who looks to be about nine) strikes a pose mimicking Valdaris as he walks.[/sblock]
 
[sblock=DM & Ruud]Without pausing, Valdaris attempts to intimidate the kids but he has little success.

"Will do, Allistra." Valdaris replies, trying to remain somewhat dignified and ignore the kids who seem to be making a game of him. "Do you intend to travel back to Orussus once you have them?"

Intimidate = 8 (5+3)[/sblock]
 
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Boddynock

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[sblock=Ruud, Valdaris]
Deus Ex Machina said:
Without pausing, Valdaris attempts to intimidate the kids but he has little success.

"Will do, Allistra." Valdaris replies, trying to remain somewhat dignified and ignore the kids who seem to be making a game of him. "Do you intend to travel back to Orussus once you have them?"

Intimidate = 8 (5+3)
"No, we're restocking and going on to Ravensdale. But I expect that we'll probably be making a side trek through Ghost Wood on the way."

Three of the children following them are frightened by Valdaris' scowls. One of them - a little girl - screams. One of them - a little boy - bursts into tears. All three of them run off.

The lad leading them scowls in turn and, even though he looks at Valdaris fearfully, he juts out his jaw and continues to follow in his wake (while keeping his distance).

[sblock=Deus Ex Machina]I rolled a 1! :lol: [/sblock][sblock=Ruud]Despite the defections, the number of children following you has increased, and several are also making their way through the crowds on either side of you, darting between passers-by to keep up.[/sblock][/sblock]
 

Trouvere

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OOC: realistically, what are the odds of this game continuing? I think we've lost Drerek, who has not logged in since even before the most recent in-game posting in January. I'm inclined to pull Taelythenihel out (or perhaps retire her, since I can't find my way into her head).
 
OOC: I just happened to check this thread by chance, though I can't really see much point in continuing the game. I'm no longer interested anyway. Good luck to any of you guys who want to continue.
 

Boddynock

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The party go about their duties, Valdaris and Ruud escorting Allistra to the Mages Guild, where she hands over the precious chest of documents, and receives another small chest in payment, and Taelythenihel and Ciprinus helping Jendral unload the supplies for the Old Gertrude.

The rest of that day, and indeed the rest of the trip, is totally uneventful. Two weeks after leaving Orussus, the caravan returns, and Allistra pays off the guards.

"Now, the original agreement was for 5 gp a week. Taelythenihel, your cantrip made our meals a much more agreeable experience than usual."

At this, Milak snorts, and Allistra, distracted, frowns at him and flaps her hand to keep him quiet.

"I promised that I'd double your pay, or perhaps triple it. Well, triple it I will - and not just yours, but everyone's. That's 30 gp each - which, I think you'll agree, isn't bad money for such a quiet run."

"A sight better than 10 gold, at any rate," she mutters to herself as she turns away. "Blast Alvar and his penny-pinching!"

Then she turns back and says, "I'll have my crossbow back now, and the quarrels, please." She nods her thanks as Taelythenihel returns the weapon.

"Fare well. May the road rise to meet you!"

With that, she turns and sees to the unloading of the wagons. Jendral flashes the party another of his signature grins and starts to undo the horses' traces.

Milak scowls at the adventurers before, to her astonishment, he winks at Taelythenihel. "Noo 'en, sweetheart. Onie time ye want tae gie together again, ye jist lit me ken. We can cuik up a feest fit fur a kin'. An' 'en, efter tatties an' neebs, fa knows?"

He then proceeds to pucker up, as if for a kiss. It's not a pretty sight, and Taelythenihel takes a step back in horror. From the warehouse a peal of laughter rings out, and the dwarf, abashed, hurriedly rubs his mouth with the back of his hand before stumping off, muttering to himself.

[sblock=Final awards]Each of the party members receives 30 gp.

There's also a time award for the last eight months, equal to 400 XP each.

Character XP Totals:
Ciprinus: 1000 XP
Ruud: 900 XP
Taelythenihel: 1000 XP
Valdaris: 900 XP[/sblock]
 
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Trouvere

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Taelythenihel stands for a time as motionlessly as Ossa habitually does. When she speaks, it is with a sad distant tone in her voice. "I find I am not yet as suited to the so-called adventuring life as I had thought. We shall leave Orussus and return to our home in Rivenblight... and wait for a clearer sign. Farewell."

With more resignation in her voice, she concludes with the words she has so often said before: "Come, Ossa." She walks away without looking back, Ossa following a step behind like her dark shadow.[sblock=OOC]What a lovely send off for Taelythenihel! :eek:
Though she's technically retired, and I'm not sure we deserve the last few months of time XP, I'm inclined to level her, on the off-chance that I one day use her as an NPC. I can almost see her hiring some adventurers.[/sblock]
 

Voda Vosa

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Ciprinus takes the gold with a smile. "Well this is nice, for a change. It was a most pleasure to be of your help, most beautiful Alistra. I shall return to the Red Dragon's Inn, if destiny smiles at me, we may find each other again. Fare you well partners" The half elf said, before disappearing through the streets.
 

orsal

LEW Judge
As judge, I approve the XP awards.

I also grant Boddynock 8 DM credits, from August 2007 to April 2008.
 

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