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Eberron: The Plumbers OOC


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KahlessNestor

Adventurer
NAME

Allies:
House Tharaask, Droaam, Gatekeepers
Enemies: Daask, House Deneith
Compensation: 5 sp to 10 sp per inquisitive per day, plus expenses
Contacts:
  • Nalas Rilard: A wealthy former client can get you into high-society parties and put you in touch with other rich people.
  • Vishara: female kalashtar seer might be a fraud, but also occasionally provides you with valuable leads.

Specialty:
  • Private Security. You provide services for a specific organization. Perhaps you travel on airships to provide security or work in a casino to catch cheaters.

Signature Case:
  • Genius. You resolved a case that baffled others, and now you are celebrated for your brilliance.

Clientele: ???
 

mfloyd3

Explorer
So, we need to be geniuses? Hmmm...Let me pitch a plot:

The group was hired by Nalas Rilard, owner of Rilard Essences, a firm specializing in high-end oils and extracts for flavors and fragrances. The firm was facing a high theft rate from a workshop in Sharn that pressed exotic nuts and seeds into oils. The firm had already hired House Deneith to try and establish security, but the House had failed to identify the culprits or put a stop to the theft.

Rilard hired the unknown inquisitive firm not so much in the hopes that they would solve the problem, but to prod Deneith to pay some attention (both firms were simultaneously contracted). But the PCs noticed that the number of empty bottles for oil was not dropping as quickly as the bottles were being filled. Clearly, some of these were being emptied and returned to the rack, meaning that the processed oil was leaving the workshop but the bottles in which it had been placed were not.

While Deneith continued its unimaginative pat-down of exiting employees and careful patrols around the exits, the PCs discovered a small, unused drainage pipe that had been built into the masonry. Investigation found the other end in a disused storage area of the tower, several floors below. A ring of employees made it their business to pour quantities of the oils down the pipe during the day, always in small quantities so that their activities would not be noticed. An outside conspirator collected the liquid in clay jars. The PCs staked out both ends of the pipe, made notes of everyone involved, and presented a detailed report to Rilard (who passed it on to the Watch).

The case gained attention in part because Rilard praised the PCs' brilliance to the press as a "screw you" to Deneith, who he felt had taken his money but made only a half-assed effort. Needless to say, the affair has endeared the PCs to the mellow, sportsmanlike souls who run Deneith's operations in Sharn.

Sound OK?
 
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Olrox17

Hero
So, we need to be geniuses? Hmmm...Let me pitch a plot:

The group was hired by Nalas Rilard, owner of Rilard Essences, a firm specializing in high-end oils and extracts for flavors and fragrances. The firm was facing a high theft rate from a workshop in Sharn that pressed exotic nuts and seeds into oils. The firm had already hired House Deneith to try and establish security, but the House had failed to identify the culprits or put a stop to the theft.

Rilard hired the unknown inquisitive firm not so much in the hopes that they would solve the problem, but to prod Deneith to pay some attention (both firms were simultaneously contracted). But the PCs noticed that the number of empty bottles for oil was not dropping as quickly as the bottles were being filled. Clearly, some of these were being emptied and returned to the rack, meaning that the processed oil was leaving the workshop but the bottles in which it had been placed were not.

While Deneith continued its unimaginative pat-down of exiting employees and careful patrols around the exits, the PCs discovered a small, unused drainage pipe that had been built into the masonry. Investigation found the other end in a disused storage area of the tower, several floors below. A ring of employees made it their business to pour quantities of the oils down the pipe during the day, always in small quantities so that their activities would not be noticed. An outside conspirator collected the liquid in clay jars. The PCs staked out both ends of the pipe, made notes of everyone involved, and presented a detailed report to Rilard (who passed it on to the Watch).

The case gained attention in part because Rilard praised the PCs' brilliance to the press as a "screw you" to Deneith, who he felt had taken his money but made only a half-assed effort. Needless to say, the affair has endeared the PCs to the mellow, sportsmanlike souls who run Deneith's operations in Sharn.

Sound OK?
Sounds great to me!
 

tglassy

Adventurer
I’m sorry, but I’m going to step out of this one. I really just don’t have time to start up a new game. I barely have time for the ones I’m in. It’s a crazy tax season and half our tax pros effectively quit for the rest of the season. I hope y’all have fun, and if things slow down maybe I’ll jump in to play Nix. I like the character concept a lot.
 

KahlessNestor

Adventurer
NAME???

Allies:
House Tharaask, Droaam, Gatekeepers
Enemies: Daask, House Deneith
Compensation: 5 sp to 10 sp per inquisitive per day, plus expenses
Contacts:
  • Nalas Rilard: A wealthy former client can get you into high-society parties and put you in touch with other rich people.
  • Vishara: female kalashtar seer might be a fraud, but also occasionally provides you with valuable leads.

Specialty:
  • Private Security. You provide services for a specific organization. Perhaps you travel on airships to provide security or work in a casino to catch cheaters.

Signature Case:
  • Genius. You resolved a case that baffled others, and now you are celebrated for your brilliance.

Clientele:
  • Magnet for Trouble. Maybe you trust people too easily or it’s just bad luck, but every client who walks into your office has some double deal, hidden agenda, or scam they’re running.


Okay, just need to name your agency, and we can get started, I think. Anything else you guys feel we need doing before we start?
 

JustinCase

the magical equivalent to the number zero
How about...

The Truth: Investigation, Security & Exploration

Brotherhood of Discoveries

Acquisitions Incorporated, Sharn Office ;)

Distinguished Investigations and Discreet Securities

I think a name is all we need.
 

mfloyd3

Explorer
How about simplifying your last entry to "Discreet Investigation and Security Services". We're DISSed.

Whatever we call ourselves, I propose one other bit: Assuming we're going with the proposed "Genius" story, a Deneith operator who spoke to the press disparagingly referred to the group as "A bunch of plumbers." The headline read, "'Plumbers' Solve Baffling Oil Thefts". To Alara's horror, the name has stuck, and most people who come in ask for "The Plumbers."
 



KahlessNestor

Adventurer
Discreet Investigation and Security Services (The Plumbers)

Allies:
House Tharaask, Droaam, Gatekeepers
Enemies: Daask, House Deneith
Compensation: 5 sp to 10 sp per inquisitive per day, plus expenses
Contacts:
  • Nalas Rilard: A wealthy former client can get you into high-society parties and put you in touch with other rich people.
  • Vishara: female kalashtar seer might be a fraud, but also occasionally provides you with valuable leads.

Specialty:
  • Private Security. You provide services for a specific organization. Perhaps you travel on airships to provide security or work in a casino to catch cheaters.

Signature Case:
  • Genius. You resolved a case that baffled others, and now you are celebrated for your brilliance.

Clientele:
  • Magnet for Trouble. Maybe you trust people too easily or it’s just bad luck, but every client who walks into your office has some double deal, hidden agenda, or scam they’re running.
 





KahlessNestor

Adventurer
Oops. Sorry. I rolled all of your initiatives to speed things up, but it didn't attach your name to the roll. If you click through, you should see the names.
 

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