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5E [IC] Adventures in Ashwell: The Edge of Dispater


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industrygothica

Adventurer
As Kilvo leaves the oracle's hut he turns and raspberries the scrawny guardswomen. He quickens his pace to catch up with the others...



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[B]AC:[/B] 16; [B]HP:[/B] [COLOR=#FF000]21[/COLOR]/21
[B]Initiative:[/B] +3
[B]Saves:[/B] CON +5, INT +5
[B]Passive Perception:[/B] 9
[B]Languages:[/B] Common, Dwarven
[B]Skills:[/B] Arcana +5, History +5, Insight +1, Investigation +5, Persuasion +1
[B]Stats:[/B] Str 9 (-1), Dex 16 (+3) , Con 16 (+3), Int 16 (+3), Wis 9 (-1), Cha 9 (-1)

-[B]Inspiration[/B]? [ ] Yes, [[COLOR=#FF0000]X[/COLOR]] No

[B]Spell Save DC:[/B] 13
[B]Spell Slots:[/B] 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
[B]Slots Used:[/B] 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
[B]Spells Prepared:[/B] (0) 
[list]
[*]Cantrips:Mending (**)
[*]Rituals: Detect Magic (**), Identify (**)
[*]1st Level: --
[/list](*) can be cast at higher levels; (**) spell granted via a class feature
 
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Neurotic

I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
Ersarkess listens to the questions and answers. As his companions file away, he bows again to the oracle.
"We may meet again even if you don't remember this time. Please make a reading for us and our destinies. May Great Mother keeps you well." he then hurries after the group
"Thael, what do you plan to do there?! We cannot just storm in. We need a plan! Let's head back toward the tavern. Than we can see what we need to find out, what things to get and how to go about getting them. For example, do we want to revive the brewer next to that pool? Why? And Raghnall, please no more axes in advance, thank you."
 


Steve Gorak

Explorer
Laconically, and with no hint of sarcasm, Thael answers: "Apologies, cousin. My mind often reaches conclusions quickly, and I assumed you all would follow. My approach was to introduce ourselves and since they seem to worship the Jester, telling them we met their god seemed as an excellent way to immediately get a good standing in their group, to better reach our goals". He then waits for the rest of the group. He is obviously waiting for agreement, and for the others to follow.

OOC: His attitude is that of a well intentioned, single minded wizard on the autism spectrum
 

Neurotic

I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
"No offense, cousin, but it will not go as you think it will. You assume they will believe you. You assume they would be delighted to have someone usurp their power and take the spotlight to themselves. And you assume they would be willing to help you to achieve even more while they lose power by giving you what you need."

Ersarkess nods toward the tavern.
"Let's discuss this - at least we can come with prepared questions and define our own goals before barging there. In my experience, at least two of those assumptions are wrong, possibly all three. People don't like losing power."

He takes Thael under the arm.
"Let me explain some things about real people..."
 

Azurewraith

Explorer
Raghnall weighs in on the conversation in his typically grunt."Instead of drinking we should be killing, that thing is still down there defiling corpses."
 

Steve Gorak

Explorer
"No offense, cousin, but it will not go as you think it will. You assume they will believe you. You assume they would be delighted to have someone usurp their power and take the spotlight to themselves. And you assume they would be willing to help you to achieve even more while they lose power by giving you what you need."

Ersarkess nods toward the tavern.
"Let's discuss this - at least we can come with prepared questions and define our own goals before barging there. In my experience, at least two of those assumptions are wrong, possibly all three. People don't like losing power."

He takes Thael under the arm.
"Let me explain some things about real people..."

Thael is genuinly surprised by his cousin's response. "Why in the would would they not believe us? Anyways, I guess it won't hurt to go to the inn and discuss, but I don't see how our course of action will change".
 

Creamsteak

First Post
Returning to the inn you find it much the same, but the Zeumi merchant and his cadre are gone and the priest seems to have been replaced by two younger workmen on a break.
 


Neurotic

I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
Thael is genuinly surprised by his cousin's response. "Why in the would would they not believe us? Anyways, I guess it won't hurt to go to the inn and discuss, but I don't see how our course of action will change".

"Didn't you study history? How do prophets usually end up in stories? Ridiculed. Exiled. Tortured or killed. You would upset status quo and people resist change if they are comfortable in life. Besides, why WOULD they believe us? Look at us. Motley collection of strangers to their city. And first time divers."

He orders drinks
"Now, maybe our action will not change, but it will be more directed, focused and with clear goal in mind, not just some vague, general notion of what we need. So!" he asks of the group
"What do we need? What do we want from The Guild? And how much do we want to tell them at this moment?"
 

industrygothica

Adventurer
Raghnall weighs in on the conversation in his typically grunt."Instead of drinking we should be killing, that thing is still down there defiling corpses."

Kilvo's eyes and jaw shoot open. "You take that back!" he shouts. "You take that back right now! There's always time for drinkin', and don't ye be sayin' otherwise. That's blasphemy!"

With that, he hits down and has a drink. Or three.
 



Steve Gorak

Explorer
Thael politely refuses and asks for some hot water. Lookign at his cousin "So, when do we go back there to let them know that we have seen their god?"
 

Neurotic

I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
"When you answer the question I asked. What do you hope to accomplish by saying that?
Let's say they hail you as a prophet. What would you ask of them?
Let's say they throw you out as a lunatic. What would you do?

What do we want to do besides getting that sorcerer out? What would you ask if someone offered help in material goods to take down that sorcerer?"

Ersarkess motions expansively with each question.

"I suggest we go there and see what is going on and what can we offer or buy from them. I doubt we're the first that got down there and yet, the sorcerer is still in the mansion. I know this is far fetched, but he may be in league with them re-selling them their items. I'm not saying he is, I don't believe it. But we need to prepare for every option. And know what we want to accomplish and what is minor sidetrack. For example, that dead man may no longer have axe wound and may be revived."

He drinks from his cup.
"My take on this: we go to the guild and look around as strangers would. We see if there is anything that can help against the sorcerer and the demons. We return the man to the surface and try to keep him alive, just because it is right thing to do. Then we plan again."
 

Azurewraith

Explorer
At the mention of the dead man and Raghnall's axe having a conversation the Scylvendi's expression changes to one of slight happiness before he begins to speak in a whisper just in case anyone can understand him."Forget the guild they cannot help us! They will exclaim is mad men, we can solve this on our own. We ended the abomination before this time we are prepared!"
With this Raghnall slams his fist down on the table causing his axe to clank against the cups on the table.
 


Steve Gorak

Explorer
"When you answer the question I asked. What do you hope to accomplish by saying that?
Let's say they hail you as a prophet. What would you ask of them?
Let's say they throw you out as a lunatic. What would you do?

What do we want to do besides getting that sorcerer out? What would you ask if someone offered help in material goods to take down that sorcerer?"

Ersarkess motions expansively with each question.

"I suggest we go there and see what is going on and what can we offer or buy from them. I doubt we're the first that got down there and yet, the sorcerer is still in the mansion. I know this is far fetched, but he may be in league with them re-selling them their items. I'm not saying he is, I don't believe it. But we need to prepare for every option. And know what we want to accomplish and what is minor sidetrack. For example, that dead man may no longer have axe wound and may be revived."

He drinks from his cup.
"My take on this: we go to the guild and look around as strangers would. We see if there is anything that can help against the sorcerer and the demons. We return the man to the surface and try to keep him alive, just because it is right thing to do. Then we plan again."

Thael nods as he ponders his cousin's pont. Perhaps it is wiser not to show others, strangers or not, the gift that the jester god gave him. It is easy to prove that he did receive this gift, but perhaps he can keep this for a later time. Besides, his cousin's idea still might get him back down, where he can learn more arcana secrets.

"Agreed." He says, laconically, before he takes a sip of hot water.
 

Neurotic

I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
OOC: [MENTION=552]Creamsteak[/MENTION], it seems we go to the guild incognito :)


"I suggest we prepare today and leave for underground tomorrow, after good nights sleep."

After some discussion, the party drinks up and goes looking for traders guild and equipment.
 

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