D&D 5E IG's "It's a Brand New World" [IC]


This will not only be a (hopefully) great game, but also an exercise in world-building. For those who happen to be following along, but are not currently playing, feel free to chime in in the OOC thread. We'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas.

I have a little black journal that I'm keeping close to my computer. My intent is to use this as a sort of campaign log and idea repository so that I can keep track of everything. With any luck, we'll have a nice little electronic document with a half-decent campaign setting inside. If not, well then maybe we'll at least get a good game out of it.

It's A Brand New World

Cast of Characters (Current):
[MENTION=4936]Shayuri[/MENTION] – Maighan, Wood Elf Druid
[MENTION=23484]Kobold Stew[/MENTION] – Garrison, Half Orc Rogue
[MENTION=6755061]Kiraya_TiDrekan[/MENTION] – Nissa, Human Barbarian
[MENTION=12183]sithramir[/MENTION] – Aedon Everwood, Human Wizard
[MENTION=211]Phoenix8008[/MENTION] – Justice, Human Paladin of Tyr
[MENTION=48394]pathfinderq1[/MENTION] – J’hanna the Lioness – Human fighter

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• Don’t make people wait on you; post something when it is your turn.
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• Check your spelling and grammar. It’s difficult to read something that looks like it was written by a third grader. Unless you are a third grader, in which case we’ll discuss an exception.
• Remember the story is happening now, not in the past. That means that your character DOES this, or SAYS that, not DID this, or SAID that. Pay attention to tense; it can be distracting and confusing for those reading if the story bounces around in different tenses. I can be guilty of this myself at times. Feel free to rub my nose in it if I do, because I’ll do the same to you. :)
• Please use Invisible Castle for all die rolls. Sometimes I use my phone to check in, and it doesn't like ENWorld’s built in roller.
• Understand that, in the interest of keeping things moving, the DM will be using whatever regular ol’ multi-sided dice that he happens to fish out of the glass canister on the desk in front of him. DM rolls will not be linked or verifiable. Consider it a DM screen. I’ll warn you ahead of time: the blue one likes to crit.
• Again, in the interest of keeping things moving, there will be times when the DM makes a roll on behalf of your character. I will probably roll initiative for everyone at the start of a battle round, rather than waiting two days for everyone to roll it before we get on with the killing. There may be other times as well. If you have a serious problem with that and would rather do every single bit of the rolling yourself, tough.
• PCs are your characters. NPCs are mine. You direct your characters thoughts and actions, I'll direct mine. If you need to explain that the barkeep hands you an ale, that's great. If you need to explain what the barkeep thinks of you while he's handing you that ale, that's not so great. If an NPC needs to do something more complicated than handing you an ale, it's probably best to let me decide what that action is. In turn, I'll try to keep my mitts off of your guys as well (taking into account Rule #0, when applicable).
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• Most importantly (after the literacy rule), HAVE FUN!

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(Introductory post to follow...)

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And away we go...

Blackthorn Academy
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“Get the hermit,” he said. “Tell him it is as we feared. And as we hoped.” The headmaster turned without further instruction and instantly heard the porter’s quickened footsteps hurrying through the darkened and empty corridors of Blackthorn Academy.

The old man inside hacked up another clot and the attendant dabbed the blood from his cracked lips. “It’s done?” He’d lost the energy to fight through the hoarseness, and he was nearly impossible to hear without demanding complete silence.

“It is done,” the headmaster assured him, and the old man seemed to relax for the first time in days.

“Tell J’hanna she’s finally going home.” His forced laughter turned into another painful coughing fit, and the handmaiden was already mopping up his face with her red-stained rag. “Gods willing I’ll be going with her.”

“You’re not going anywhere old friend,” the headmaster assured him, though he understood the old man’s meaning. They both knew the only way he’d be getting on a boat was if he were carried on in a funerary box. He patted his cold hand and offered his best it-will-all-be-fine smile when a knock at the door mercifully took him back into the dimly lit hallway.

“It’s Lady Jenieva, sir. She’s had another vision.”

For a brief moment the headmaster wondered how the porter had managed to summon the hermit and still managed to come about this information and get it relayed in such a tremendously brief amount of time, but he quickly blinked away the defeat. He’d long ago given up the hope of discovering how he did the things he did, and was merely thankful the halfling was still in his service after these great many years.

“She’s demanding to see you,” the porter said, waking the headmaster from his momentary reverie. Lady Jenieva’s powerful divinations had proven most beneficial to not only Blackthorn, but to all of the Central Marches. More than once her visions had prophesied some evil encroaching upon the realm, and the threat was halted before it became a threat at all. It was because of these few rare but influential visions that he gave way to her pretentious demands.


Some time later the headmaster smashed through the bedchamber door in a frenzy. Aedon was there, and so was J’hanna, tears crawling down her cheeks. “He’s passed.” It wasn’t a question so much as an observation. “I should have been here, but Jenieva…” He was frazzled, they could tell. It was an unfamiliar look.

“Take him home, J’hanna. Give him a proper sending. I am sending “Aedon with you, though for a much different reason. I would imagine you’d want to offer your services after the rites are complete.

“And Aedon…” the headmaster showed concern, and maybe even a little bit of fear shown through his old grey eyes. “Take the girl…”

[sblock=J'hanna]The headmaster pulls you into the hallway and whispers. "My condolences on your loss, my dear. I know what he meant to you. But let it not be in vain. I fear that a terrible malady has come upon your village in New Lunarial. Likely other villages as well, and possibly it will reach Silverport itself if it hasn't already. The research has just taken too long. Aedon will confirm, but he's no warrior. He's a fair arcanist, but he'll need some muscle to aid him. I've seen you training with the guards, and heard them speak of your abilities. Aedon will need your help. All of New Lunarial will need your help."[/sblock]

[sblock=Aedon]The headmaster pulls you into the hallway and whispers. "I've considered your suggestion and I believe that we may have dismissed the idea prematurely. All signs do indeed point to it. You have to go, Aedon. You have to confirm it, and you have to stop it. J'hanna has agreed to accompany you after the old man is put to rest. She is a capable warrior, and will aid you well. And Nissa? Do not discount her. Jenieva is never wrong. Keep an open mind for her, regardless of what may come."[/sblock]

[sblock=Nissa]Lady Jenieva pulls you into her chambers and shouts. "I've seen it, girl! There's a great beast inside of you that needs taming. It wants out of you and there is nothing you can do about it. You must go away from here before it comes. They'll never understand. Go and find it. Tame it! You cannot come back here until it's controlled!"

The headmaster pulls you into the hallway and whispers. "She's never wrong, Nissa. Cryptic though her divinations seem, they always come to light in the end. You've learned all you can here, at least for now. Of course you're welcomed back, but for now I must ask you to leave. Studies are important, but so is experience. Accompany Aedon to New Lunarial and aid him on his quest... on your quest.[/sblock]


Tra'an's Loneliness
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“She dreams big,” Allaeon said. “And who can fault her for that?”

“She is foolish,” said the younger elf.

“Perhaps. But it may be more foolish to have a dream and never strive to achieve it.” Aedon gave Tra’an a knowing smirk, playful, but then looked away furtively when Tra’an caught him. Until then, Tra’an’s eyes hadn’t left the spot where Maighan’s slender silhouette faded from view, and the pines once again claimed the entirety of the forest’s landscape.

Allaeon had always been suspect of Tra’an’s feelings for her, and now he was certain. Tra’an had tried to convince her to stay, and when that failed he’d even offered to go with her, but in the end she’d insisted on going alone.

And now Tra’an wouldn’t rest until she returned.

“Or perhaps she will get herself killed for her efforts,” Tra’an said solemnly. He returned his gaze to the empty forest ahead, silently wishing Maighan to emerge from its shadows.

Bittersweet, Allaeon thought as he clasped a fatherly hand on his shoulder. Tra’an was right, he knew. The chances of Maighan coming back were slim at best, and even if she did come back she wouldn’t be the same girl they watched leave only moments ago. That girl is as surely dead as the peace between the elven factions that she so longs to re-discover. But even if she does live long enough to discover that truth for herself, the life of an adventurer changes you, and rarely brings you back home.

No, she was gone. He knew it, and Tra’an knew it too. And his heart was broken, for he’d lost a love that he’d never had the courage to confess.

And Allaeon knew that Tra’an, too, would never be the same.

[sblock=Maighan]You're listening to the unfamiliar sound of your own boot heels clicking off the cobbled streets of Kingsport’s docks district. While you're no stranger to an early morning fog, the general atmosphere itself is altogether unsettling. The sound of your own footfalls is soon replaced by a heavier, faster one. In the moment it takes you to piece together the puzzle, the horse and rider burst through the fog in a race to somewhere unseen from here. You miraculously escape unscathed, but only barely. The city can be a dangerous place.

"Weeping Mary will have passengers this trip!" The voice was carried through the fog, and it seems as if it is coming from just over your shoulder. You listen for a moment, and a final phrase sticks with you: "We set out for Silverport at sunrise!"[/sblock]


Justice Begins Here
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“His trials would surely break any man, yet this one forges on. Has he not had enough, Sir? The angel looked down on the nameless man with a strange juxtaposition of emotion. Was it curiosity and pity? Remorse?

“Almost.” The reply was simple and stern. Final.

The sweat poured off of his naked and sun-scorched shoulders as he lashed together the last few pieces of his makeshift raft. Alone on his island wasteland the man had been tested both physically and mentally. His mind had nearly been ruined, both from dehydration and withdrawal from the drink, and it wasn't until he found the book that had been left for him that he was able to put it into focus. His purpose had been renewed, his faith restored. He was a man who had been broken and reduced to cinders in both mind and body, and then rebuilt, made with a new purpose and goals.

But his project wasn't finished yet, and the final stage had yet to be set. “Go now,” Tyr said to the angel, and didn't spare a second glance as the servant took his leave. The hardest test was yet to come.

[sblock=Justice]Day turns to night, into day, and into night again. Over and over the cycle goes, until eventually time loses all meaning. Your potable water was used up some time ago, and your cache of cooked crab meat is growing dangerously thin. Your skin is burned through the tattered clothes, months without washing. Your lips are cracked and bleeding, and the sub-temperature night will soon give way to the blazing sun just now creeping over the horizon. A large stingray has been circling your raft like a vulture to a dead coyote, but you’ve long since given up thought of catching the wretched thing. Only now it’s taken to darting away for a time, and then circling back, over and over like a dog wanting followed, teasing you, daring you to catch it.[/sblock]


Weeping Mary, Arriving at Kingsport
Photo by Bonasia

It’s a beautiful sight, ain’t it Cap’n?” The captain of Weeping Mary was standing on the deck looking out into the predawn hours of Kingsport. The candlelit windows cast an eerie, yet strangely comforting glow through the perpetual fog that dampened the cobblestones of the dock ward.

“I’m goin’ home to me new baby boy, Cap’n, so this’ll be the last time that I see it. And I just need to tell ye that it’s been an honor sailing with ye all these years.”

“The honor is mine, Jon,” the captain said. “You’ll be missed for sure, though I do hope for a drink now and then when Weeping Mary is in port.”

“It’ll be my pleasure and my treat, Sir.” Jon noticed the captain’s eyes had moved on to something else, something perhaps even more curious than the strange, comforting gloom of the Kingsport fog.

“He’ll make ye a good one, Cap’n. I’m certain of that.”

“That he will, Jon. That he will.” He’d never known an orc half breed before, but he was certain this was a unique specimen. He was quiet, strong as an ox, and nimble as a cat. He carried the scars of a slave, both inside and out, and the other crewmates opted to leave him alone rather than subject him to the typical hazing endured by other new crewmen.

Together they watched the half orc as he muscled several large crates onto the deck so they could be secured before the ship was ready to part in two days.

Just then a rider emerged from the fog and stole their attention. It was coming toward Weeping Mary, and it was in a hurry.

“Where’s the captain of this ship?” It was more of a demand than a question. And it was also a woman. She dismounted, and approached the ship on foot. She was unarmored and without weapon. Her only adornment was a thick fur-lined cloak, deep crimson and adorned with a single black rose.

“A mage playing messenger?” he asked cautiously. Jon had already slinked out of sight below deck and was gather arms. “Must be important.”

“It is!” she said, missing the captain’s sarcasm. “I have an urgent message from Blackthorn, Sir. There was no time to procure a proper messenger at this hour.” She offered him a rolled parchment, and he couldn’t help but notice the wand tucked into her belt.

The captain took the parchment and broke the Blackthorn seal. A moment later he re-rolled the parchment and took a deep breath of the chill morning air. Jon reappeared with his swords, and the rest of the crew were stashed away in the shadows with their own weapons of choice. This wouldn’t have been the first battle aboard Weeping Mary.

“Very well,” the captain nodded, and the rider was off in a flash. “Stand down men, there’ll be to fighting here this night.” The crew lowered their weapons and crowded the deck, curious.

Weeping Mary will have passengers this trip,” he announced. The groaning echoed through the morning darkness as the crew expressed their discontent. Weeping Mary had carried passengers on occasion, especially those with coin, and they were inevitably needy aristocrats set on the bazaars of Silverport who thought of the crew as nothing more than their hired servants rather than sailors. This would not be a pleasant voyage.

“Muck up!” the captain shouted. There’s even more for you gents to cry about. The run’s been expedited; we set out for Silverport at sunrise!”

The captain turned to Jon and clasped him hard on the shoulder. “Let’s get you home to that new baby boy of yours.”

[sblock=Garrison]You tuck your daggers back into your belt as the messenger disappears back into the mists from which she came. You get close enough to hear the captain’s speech, but stay far enough away so not to cause a disturbance among the crew. Now is not the time to make a point, after all. The crew begins to settle back into their duties, albeit at a markedly hurried pace, and as you begin to wrestle with a particularly stubborn crate of goods, you notice the silhouette of a single lithe figure standing just beyond the fogline.[/sblock]


Nissa fights a rising panic... They knew! How could they know? No...Lady Jenieva was mad. Lots of students whispered it in the halls, she was crazed, delirious, unhinged. Everyone knew that.

Still, she nodded to the headmaster. It was getting more difficult to control her emotions. She could feel...it...struggling to get out again. And she was starting to want to let it, which scared her even more.

Nissa sighed heavily as she trudged toward her room to pack. She would never be a wizard. Tears welled in her eyes and she ignored everyone she passed.


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Maighan barely had time to recover from nearly being ridden down before she heard the voice ring out from the gloom at the harbor...and it felt like dawn had come an hour early. Passengers. To Silverport. She paused and rested her hand against the knotty boles of an ash standing at the roadside...not in thanks, but simply sharing her moment of relief.

Though she wanted to dash across to the ship, waving her arms and shouting out, the druid schooled herself to a moment of calm. Stalk the moment as if it was the deer you meant to serve tonight. Watch, wait, and then when the moment was right, act.

So Maighan did cross, carefully listening for signs of another rider, and went purposefully along the packed earth trail and the cobble-paved road to the piers where the tall masts of the ships towered over the roofs of buildings, swaying slightly to and fro. Bells sounded as some ship down the way slowly pushed from its moorings out into the harbor, but HER ship was still tied fast. Even so, she could perhaps be forgiven for hurrying her steps. Visions of being stranded in this strange place until another ship set out hounded her like wolves on the hunt.

The air here was crisp at this hour...cool, but pungent. The tang of sea salt was pleasant, but overlaid on the stench of horses and manure, of wood burning that set her nerves constantly on edge, and the odors of bodies and breakfasts and... A confused and confusing mess. The sights weren't any better. The buildings were far too squashed together, and yet there was a lot of wasted space too...areas that didn't have any apparent use. The whole city was a bizarre combination of overcrowding and underutilization and it hurt her brain just to see it.

Fortunately, she didn't have to see much of it. The ship's gangplank was close, and she stepped quickly to speak with the man at the top of it.

"I would like to go to Silverport," she said. Then, to be sure it was clear, she added, "On your ship."


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He was watching the man below him who was laying on the raft and floating in the sea as dawn broke over the calm ocean waters. He knew in a distracted and disconnected way that it was his own body he was watching lay there, but he was nearly past caring. Death would take him soon, most likely. He had done all he could do. He had burned with rage, he had been submerged in grief, and he had floated to the surface finally on a cushion of near forgetfulness. He nearly forgot and let go of his pain. Over and over again the cycle had repeated. It was when he started feeling at peace and content that he would start to dream of his wife and children and the pain would return with a vengeance. Vengeance. It had kept him alive till he found the book of Tyr and came to a deeper understanding of life. Vengeance shouldn't be his goal. Not vengeance, but justice. Not a reckoning just for him, but for all the others who had been or would be killed by those who preyed on others with their evil and cruel ways. Justice.

Justice gave him the strength to seek a release from his island prison finally. He had stopped talking long ago as there was nobody on the island to talk to. But saying the word gave him strength and focus. It was all he said now, muttering it occasionally, or screaming it at the heavens above. Even as the spirit which was nearly untethered from the flesh on the raft turned away to contemplate the gorgeous sunrise, the body below thrashed and splashed at the water in an effort to scare away the curious stingray while yelling, "Justice! JUSTICE!!" As the ripples spread out over the calm ocean waters, the worn out body slumped again into momentary submission, muttering under it's breath, "Justice... Jus...tice... Just..."
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Aedon couldn't believe it. "Am I actually going on a ship?", he thought to himself walking down the halls of the academy.

A legend is gone and this is a pivoting point for me. I will prove my family wrong. I will make them beg for me to acknowledge I am one of them!

No, no I shall not let pride be my downfall. I better than that. Hard to not get lost in my thoughts some days but how precious that alone time will become soon!

Aedon heads through the halls looking for Nissa. Feeling a sort of comradery with her, it was good to know she might join him.

Thinking of how he could convince her to join him, Aedon notices she has found him already or perhaps it was coincidence. Looking at her but not really seeing what must be on her mind he speaks, " Nissa I need your help. There is a mission and I may not be able to do it alone. I need your help. Yes, I'm actually asking someone for help, rare though it may be. There is a ship and...other things we need to do. Will you help me?"

Watching her he is nervous. "Am I really ready to fulfill my destiny" he thinks.


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J'hanna manages a nod at the headmaster's words, but she is unable to do more. It wasn't fair- the old man should be going home with her, and with a solution to the problems in their village. She could hardly believe he was gone- he had been a fixture since her childhood, one of the few folk in the village with true learning; he ought to be home, resting under his favorite orange tree.

With a snuffling sob, she manages to wrench herself back to the present- the old man wouldn't be going home after all, and his favorite orange tree had succumbed to the blight before they even left. But she had to go back, with what aid and answers they had. Wiping her tears on the rough homespun sleeve of her tunic, she thinks for a moment. Aedon, was it? He was one of the younger folk there, and an herbalist, like her own mother and sister. When she looks for him, though, he is already gone- no doubt to be about his own preparations. With a final glance towards the old man, finally at whatever rest he might have found, she steps out into the corridor, trying to remember which way led to her small room. Still lost in her own thoughts, she is paying very little attention to where she is walking...

Kobold Stew

Last Guy in the Airlock
Garrison had met Jon, and he seemed to respect him in a quiet way. Sailors don't talk of such things, of course, and the position he now held was more authority than he'd been given on a ship before -- he wouldn't be pulling an oar.

Through the mist their eyes met, and Garrison hummed a short grunt of farewell. Nothing personal, nothing tender. He was not senior enough to expect a handshake. It was an acknowledgement. And perhaps the look in his eye was one of envy. Would he ever have a family?

There were crates to lift, provisions to stow. And with these passengers there would now be more. Garrison lowered himself from the gunwale and felt his leather moccasins press against the damp wood. The smell of rotting fish parts and pitch was muted by the cold. The temperature was going to drop some more tonight, that was sure.

He heaved the crate onto the deck, the apples inside rolling back and forth and shifting the container's weight as he does so. Still, fruit. Then Garrison pulls himself up onto deck and again gets his fingers underneath when he sees the figure at the end of the wharf. No, beyond that. a shape barely perceptible. He sets the crate down again, and moves as if to grab another crate. He disembarks again and pads forward to get closer to the mysterious shape.


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Confused by his interaction with Nissa, Aedon stands in the hall for a few minutes before realizing he better pack his few belongings for the trip. Hr better bring all his notes and realizes how clueless he is about travel. Would there be other items he needed?

After packing what he can he seeks his superiors in question of further understanding his mission.

Who else is coming?
What will he do without Nissa?
Will he need money or horses?

So many questions he just didn't have an answer to. Aedon didn't like not having the answers.

OOC: aedon is ready but will ask questions to understand better how things work in the outer "world" since he is so in experienced

Aedon ponders sending a message to his family but thinks better of wasting his words when they likely wouldn't even care.


- Blackthorn Academy

The headmaster raps on Aedon's door and gently pushes it open without waiting for an invitation. "I understand you have some concerns about your journey, Aedon?" he asks.

"Nissa will be fine. She's a confused girl now, who is growing into her own woman. This will be good for her, and for you. I have faith that the two of you, with J'hanna's help, will be able to find the answers that we seek. And if it is as you suspect, imagine the good that could come from it!"

The headmaster chuckles, but somehow doesn't seem surprised by the question. "We've booked passage for you on a cargo ship heading back to Silverport. No, you'll not be able to take a horse with you, though you may procure a mount once in Silverport. Take your coin, there may be time to explore the bazaar once your job is complete.
A carriage waits in the cobbled drive of Blackthorn. The halfling porter is fussing over the proper loading your belongings into a separate cart. The headmaster is also there, and even Lady Jenieva has recovered from her fit and shown up to see you off. A group of young mages exit the building from a side door, walking in a respectful formation next to the unadorned casket floating on a magical disc between them. Once things are secured on the wagon, the halfling opens the carriage door and stands by quietly.

"The crew on Weeping Mary will keep him safe until Silverport, so that you may send him off as your customs dictate. It is because of his efforts here that New Lunarial may yet be saved. He will be missed."

The halfling coughs, waiting patiently by the carriage door.


- Weeping Mary

The shadowy figure steps forward out of the fog. An elf. Garrison had seen his share in Silverport, but Kingsport was mostly a human city. There were still plenty of elves about, for certain, but this one didn't look like a city elf.

"I would like to go to Silverport," she said. "On your ship."

"Everyone wants aboard Weeping Mary today!" the captain shouted. "Lass, this is a cargo ship, we don't tend to take passengers without a very rare exception. Unfortunate for you, that exception has already been made this trip. Now if you'll forgive me, we've a lot of work to do and now only a very short time to do it in.

At the mention of work, Garrison turns his attention back toward the many crates yet to be loaded and secured.


- Somewhere in the sea

"JUSTICE!" The screams faded into the dry, salty air. At least on the island there was an occasional tree or cliff face to bounce the sound off of, but here there was only nothing. Except this blasted stingray. The sun eased away the night chill hours ago, and now it's heat began to bake down on you. The stingray darts off once more. You find yourself reaching out to slap at it again and a thought occurs. Perhaps it was madness setting in from the dehydration; or the sun had just baked his mind beyond comprehension. Have I been following this thing? Has it been leading me?"

You look up at the cloudless horizon and, almost as if in answer, you see the grey silhouette of a ship sneak over the line.

[sblock=OOC for Everyone]In case it didn't click right away for everyone, our timelines are a bit different. In Kingsport it is barely dawn, and the PCs have yet to get on the boat (except for Garrison). At sea, it's daylight, and Justice can see a ship sailing in the horizon. Please understand that this is intentional, and hopefully I can pull it together in the end so it'll make sense. If now, well, you'll still get to kill stuff eventually, so it'll be ok. :) [/sblock]


Nissa had her belongings packed and sitting on the ground next to her as she sat and watched the procession carrying the body. As with nearly everything about her stay here at Blackthorn, she was confused. Was she supposed to be riding in the wagon? Was she supposed to find her own way to the boat? No one had bothered to tell her. Just like no one had bothered to tell her that she wasn't actually enrolled in any classes when she arrived. Just like no one had bothered to tell her that she was supposed to be working in the library and thus she'd missed her entire first day.

The gaggle of bullies led by Estaria, who seemed to have everything - wealth, magical talent, and friends to spare - was right about one thing...Nissa didn't belong here. Mingled with the disappointment and anger was a sense of relief that she was leaving. I'll never come back to this wretched school of lies, she thought to herself.


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Maighan tilted her head, taken aback. "But...you just said the ship was having passengers," she said. "I heard you. I was just over there. I am going to Silverport and there aren't any other ships going there right now. Is it money? I have some money. Or if your men need healing, I am very skilled. Just tell me what I must do."


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Seeing Nissa waiting and watching the procession Aedon decides its best to leave her be for now. If she needed company he would be there and the ship would be plenty cramped.

Wishing he knew any spells useful for the seas Aedon hoped they would get back to land quickly.

His discovery required this adventure and his visions were never wrong. How could leaving the academy allow him to further his studies? There must be some experience that just couldn't be taught. He was so close to mastering so many things!

Time wasn't on his side. Looking at the funeral procession was a clear reminder of just that.

His scroll notes and other possessions with him Aedon stood ready as he could be for the trip.

Where was J'hanna? Perhaps Aedon needed to better learn about his soon to be companion. He would need all the help he could get.

Time waits for no man. Aedon waited for when he could board and be off.

He thanks the headmaster and lady Jenieva waving to them nervously.

Kobold Stew

Last Guy in the Airlock
When he hears the captain's words emerging behind him in the fog, Garrison lifts his chin in greeting, and tile his head to the side, as if to say follow me. Back along the cold wet planks he walks, and pulls himself aboard. He's about to continue pushing the crates along, but remembering others might not be so adept at sea, he lets down a rope ladder that offers two steps to facilitating boarding the ship.

He then continues to secure the produce. He contemplates pocketing an apple for later but decides against it.


First Post
J'hanna walks along behind the casket on it's floating disc, her head down. Despite the fact the were planning on taking a ship, she wore her armor- it was much easier than carrying it. Her sword and shield are slung across her back, over a heavy pack, and a smaller bag is in her hands- the old man's few belongings.

[sblock= OOC] If the casket is to be loaded on the cart, she will board the carriage- but would prefer to be the last one aboard. If the mages are going to walk the casket down to the ship, she will walk as well. [/sblock]


- Weeping Mary
"Indeed I did, lass, indeed I did. But I was referring to passengers of a particular sort." The captain puts his hand to his forehead and rubs it hard. "I'll tell you what," he says suddenly. "You need to get to Silverport, and I need to get out of port here quickly. See that half-breed over there wrestling with the produce crates? You give him a hand, get that stuff loaded and secured and help along the way, and you can consider your fare paid in full. Garrison! Show the elf what to do!"

- Blackthorn Academy
The cart gets loaded with minimum supplies, and the coffin is positioned respectfully within. J'janna, Aedon, and Nissa board the carriage, and the two teams head off toward the docks at an not-too-slow pace.

- Weeping Mary
[sblock=Shayuri]I'm assuming you're going to take the captain up on the offer, and will therefor bump the story ahead a few minutes so we can get on with it. If I am wrong, I'll be happy to retcon.[/sblock]
The crew works tirelessly loading and shifting the freight, but all come to a stop in unison as the two teams of horses break through the fog. One team is pulling an ornately carved carriage, while the other is pulling a crate of a few supplies and a... is that a coffin!?


Nissa sits quietly, uncertain what to do in such a solemn situation. Not to mention dead people scare her more than a little. She had no idea where she was going, but it didn't seem to matter at the moment.

Kobold Stew

Last Guy in the Airlock
Garrison hears the wagon pulling up at the end of the wharf and has disembarked before he can clearly make out the shapes. The fog is thickening, and he has a job to do. he helps carry aboard any cargo, of whatever size or shape, that is indicated to him.


First Post
Aedon stands on the deck keeping his distance from everybody else and watches to see what the ruckus is.

OOC: this is different from the headmaster right?

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