IVV1: The Forgotten Map [orsal judging]

InVinoVeritas

Adventurer
OOC: Character List

Oskar Ungart, Dwarf Paladin 1
Barask, Orc Barbarian 1
Mmlsis "Lily", Kobold Wizard 1
Possum, Halfling Cloistered Cleric 2
Vindala Bluestone, Wood Elf Psychic Warrior 1
Dianna, Human Barbarian 1 (needs approval)
Karl Rutherford, Human Rogue 1 (needs approval)

Walking toward the Harbor, the gathered treasure hunters muse on the task ahead. A Make Whole spell is needed, and from there... a secret artifact!

The harbor has a number of homeless and unfortunates around, yet toward the northeast shore, the number of children increases. Some shifty characters watch as the party walks by, but none intervene.

Only a small girl stands up to the gathered adventurers. No more than seven, she wears a filthy, tattered dress, and is barefoot. Yet what earns either the most sympathy or the most disgust is a large, brown-stained bandage over her left eye.

She looks at you, standing in the middle of the street, and smiles warmly and sweetly. "You are looking for Grandma Halina, yes? Follow me!"
 
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thegreyman

Visitor
Lily pays little attention to the squalor of the area, mainly trying to keep up with the group. She tries to stay close to Possum, as she is the least scary looking of the party.
 

LesserSky

Visitor
Barask

Barask merely walks with the rest of the group. He can be seen looking around at the people and buildings, but it is not really clear by his expression or eyes if he would be able to recognize any threat less obvious than a swinging sword.
 

Scott DeWar

Prof. Emeritus-Supernatural Events/Countermeasure
Karl walks along the party watching the shify looking ones...when the party is addressed by the girl with the eye patch a lump grows in his throad and he can only nod affirmatively and continue to follow.
 
Dianna walks along with the rest of the group while being actively aware of her surroundings. Her face is passive and clear.
 

Wik

Visitor
Possum walks alongside Lily. Occasionally, she stops, takes a look at the kobold, and seems about to ask a question before thinking against it.

Upon seeing the girl, Possum smiles widely. "She's either very loyal to Halina, or she's about to lead us into a deathtrap. Either way, it's sure to be fun!"

She then follows along, laughing merrily. "If we make it to the temple, I have a wand I have to buy! Don't let me forget!"

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HP: 12/12

Spells Memorized
0th: Detect Magic, Light, Mending, Guidance
1st: Magic Stone, Magic Weapon, Summon Monster I (Longstrider)
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Scott DeWar

Prof. Emeritus-Supernatural Events/Countermeasure
Karl leans down a bit to possum, "pssst, possum...don't forget you have a wand to buy." then he stands back up.
 

InVinoVeritas

Adventurer
The bandaged girl runs ahead, down streets ashambled. The way remains clear, although feelings of being watched are all around.

She stops at a street building, like one of many in the city. The facade is faded and crumbling, but appears cleaner than some of the other buildings, and has not been scrawled upon. The girl runs in the front door.

Inside, the building is cramped, but sturdy. Children play across the floor as a harried matron works in the kitchen, preparing a pot of broth and trying to make sure that some semblance of behavior is kept. The girl scrambles up to the woman, pulling on her apron.

"Yes, what is it, Rhiana?" she responds, as the girl points back in your direction. The woman turns and notices you for the first time. Startled, she drops her ladle into the kettle. "Oh! My goodness!"
 

Wik

Visitor
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In case you're curious, I've detailed the same area (the temple of Halina) in my Search for Tomas Quinn adventure. Might be kind of neat to keep things tied together. To summarize what I've already established:
1) Kids usually refer to the priestesses as "Temple Moms"
2) As you've already pointed out, there are a lot of street kids at the temple.
3) Many of these street kids are frequent or infrequent members of Tomas Quinn's "gang" - a collection of street kids who play around with one another and occasionally pick some pockets.
4) They usually have cookies for kids.
5) The head priestess is Verra, a woman in her forties who has more than her fair share of laugh lines and wrinkles around the eyes. She has an uncommon knack for knowing what people are about to say before they say it.
6) the temple is two stories high, with a few barred stainless steel windows, as well as common rooms shared by the street children.

I'm sure there's more, but that's roughly what I've had established. Course, you can go against it, I just thought it'd be cool to have something of an adventure crossover happen. :)
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Possum steps forward, and beams her best-looking smile. "Hullo! If this is indeed a trap, it's certainly the most pleasant trap I've ever walked into!"

Possum looks around for a moment, tapping her walking stick around her. We were hoping to find a priestess able to cast a spell for us... we're searching for treasure, being adventurers and all. Naturally, we'd be more than willing to make a donation... or two."

Possum offers another smile, and then, a second later, slaps her forehead. "Oh! Right! Of course! I'm also supposed to purchase a wand from you - a wand of healing. I am, after all, on Uncle Spider's trail, and I seem to be the only one who can use those things. Now, hopefully we don't get injured, but - Hope by itself does little for a broken leg, as the good uncle says."
 

jaker2003

Explorer
Oskar places a hand on Possum's shoulder, "Though I haven't the skill to wield the gods' magic, I can competently handle wands with certain spells, your healing wand included. Should the need arise, I could use it in your stead."
Oskar looks up to the startled woman, "The clerics here need not wonder about donations, we can pay their price for the spell"
OOC: Pal1 can use any wand that stores a spell on his class list (like any other caster).
A make whole spell costs 60gp at minimum CL
 
Vindala Bluestone

As vindala enters, she says with a small grin "and I almost lost hope of seeing something heartwarming in this city"
 
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Wik

Visitor
Possum looks at Oscar for a moment. "Right, of course. Truth be told, I forgot all about you!" laughing merrily, she offers a big halfling grin. The everpresent sunburn on her nose is swallowed up by the ensuing crinkles.

"Though I hope that you never have to use it in my stead - may I always be conscious on this treasure-seeking excursion of ours!"

OOC: You know, I didn't know that about the wands. I really should give my paladin a wand of CLW.
 

thegreyman

Visitor
The sudden bustle and noise seems to scare Lily who shrinks back behind Possum. She does perk up once she smells the soup/stew that is cooking on the hearth and her nose (and a rat that quickly pops up on her shoulder) twitches at the welcoming smell.
 
[/QUOTE]Possum looks around for a moment, tapping her walking stick around her. We were hoping to find a priestess able to cast a spell for us... we're searching for treasure, being adventurers and all. Naturally, we'd be more than willing to make a donation... or two."

Possum offers another smile, and then, a second later, slaps her forehead. "Oh! Right! Of course! I'm also supposed to purchase a wand from you - a wand of healing. I am, after all, on Uncle Spider's trail, and I seem to be the only one who can use those things. Now, hopefully we don't get injured, but - Hope by itself does little for a broken leg, as the good uncle says."[/QUOTE]

Dianna nods her agreement as she surveys the crowded room. "You have an excellent point, Possum."
 

Wik

Visitor
Possum offers a smile at Lily, and then speaks to the head priestess. "Could my companion here have some of that lovely soup? She's quite pathetic, you know - I hear that's what you Halinites are interested in."

A second later, she frowns. "I'm sorry, that came out wrong. I do that sometimes, speak without thinking. I'm always a bit confused on what to say around followers - I always try to 'convert' them to Uncle Spider. But, as he says - Trying to convert another to your cause is really converting yourself to your cause unde an alias. So, I apologize."
 

Scott DeWar

Prof. Emeritus-Supernatural Events/Countermeasure
karl would have been in dispair on behalfo f of the one eyed girl has her carefree courage of leading them not been so over whelming...he follows the party queitly, strangely full of confidence in the sight of her.
 

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