[LPF] Silent Tide

Maidhc O Casain

Na Bith Mo Riocht Tá!
SILENT TIDE
An LPF Adventure for First (and Second) Level Characters​

GM: Mowgli (Final GMC: 292 Days @ .07/Day = 20.44)
Judge: Satin Knights

Start Date: 26 October, 2013
End Date: 13 August, 2014

Honorable Players

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Charity (Aura)
  • Starting XP: 0810
  • 11/25/2013: (Level 02)
  • 01/30/2014: (Cash Out) 1220 XP/1318 GP
  • 04/22/2014: (Cash Out) 1105 XP/1202 GP
  • 08/13/2014: (End Game) 2529 XP/2912 GP

SK Adjustment adds 92 XP/138 GP, for
Final Rewards: 4946 XP/5570 GP
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Corbin Elmentis (airwalkrr)
  • Starting XP: 0000
  • 01/30/2014: (Cash Out) 0956 XP/0988 GP
  • 04/22/2014: (Cash Out) 0909 XP/0957 GP - Dropped from Game
Final Rewards: 1865 XP/1945 GP
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Robert Kronbark (Lindeloef)
  • Starting XP: 1961
  • 01/30/2014: (Level 03)
  • 01/30/2014: (Cash Out) 1348 XP/1478 GP
  • 04/22/2014: (Cash Out) 1433 XP/1694 GP
  • 08/13/2014: (End Game) 2872 XP/3534 GP
Final Rewards: 5653 XP/6706 GP
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The Navigator (Piston Honda)
  • Starting XP: 0000
  • 01/30/2014: (Jump In) 0525 XP/0450 GP
  • 04/22/2014: (Level 02)
  • 04/22/2014: (Cash Out) 0777 XP/0792 GP
  • 08/13/2014: (End Game): 2165 XP/2566 GP

SK Adjustment adds 60 XP/105 GP for
Final Rewards: 3527 XP/3913 GP
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[sblock=GM Mowgli's Great Expectations]
  • HAVE FUN!
  • Kindly use Invisible Castle for your dice rolling. If that site won't perform correctly for you, another site to which you can link your rolls will be fine. I very rarely check 'em, but I do like to have a record. I'll be using either the HeroLab integrated roller or my trusty old original boxed set dice at home.
  • I'm pretty relaxed about pacing. I'd like to see something happening on a daily basis, but I understand that RL comes first. Please at least check in to let us know if you're gonna be absent more than a day and know in advance.
  • I'll roll initiative for the party and the bad guys. I'll average the initiative rolls for each side (so those feats and traits that boost initiative will help some), and whatever character(s)' initiative roll (good guy or bad guy) beats all of the rolls for the other side will get to act first in a sort of 'pre-initiative' round (to give a little more value to the aforementioned feats & traits). In all subsequent rounds, everyone on one side will go, then everyone on the other. Actions will be resolved in the order they're posted.
  • HAVE FUN! (That's the whole, entire point, right?)
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Maidhc O Casain

Na Bith Mo Riocht Tá!
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The big man lumbers into the room shortly behind you, plops refills of your drinks on the table in front of each of you, and seats himself at the head of the table. After taking a long swallow from his tankard of ale, he wipes the foam from his beard and looks at each of you.

"Though I be not the picture of an academician I do be the owner of the Tale of Landadel, a modest museum of items relevant to the history of the Baronies and of Venza. My curator, a studious soul whose name do be Yargos Gill, was looking into the details of a book that recently did come into my possession, when he was beset by thugs in his very home. Yargos is a friend as well as an employee, and it do pain me greatly that he was attacked so, and that my book was stolen.

I be wishing to get that book back, and to see the author of these crimes punished. The pay I be offering is one hundred pieces of gold to each of you. I'll pay fifty for the book and fifty for your word that the man who hired the thugs has been punished."
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Aura

Villager
=== Charity, Human Female ===
CharityClose.jpg

Proceeding Pelligrew as indicated, Charity steps into the doorway into the meeting room. "Hunh," she manages as she looks around a moment, then heads inside.

Thanking the huge man for his drink, Charity pulls it to herself and takes a sip, listening to his description of the job. When he is done, she speaks up, "Well, that all sounds fine. I do have a few questions, though. Who knows, maybe the others do as well, so I'll start.

"First, is Yargos Gill alright? Can we see him to ask other questions? What book is this, and what is its description? Do you know who took it, or is finding out part of the job? And finally, what sort of 'punish' do you mean upon the one responsible for taking the book?"
With that, the young woman takes a breath, then another sip of ale. "That... should cover the most of it... for me."
 

Lindeloef

Villager
Entering the room, Robert takes the drink, "Oh tank you, the milk in this Inn is just delicious."
After hearing the story from him and the waterfall of questions from Charity, Robert finishes his drink.

"I don't think there are any question left for me to ask. But Charity's question do interest me too."

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Robert Kronbark
AC: 17 (14 flat-footed, 13 touch)
HP: 22/22
CMB: +6 CMD: 19
Fort: +4 Reflex: +5 Will: +1
Perception: +7
Initiative: +2

Current Weapon in Hand: none


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Maidhc O Casain

Na Bith Mo Riocht Tá!
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"Yargos is well, and I thank you for asking after him. A knot on his head. Luckily for him he be not a fighter, and went down fast." His expression, which had taken on a hint of concern even as his voice dropped in volume, now hardens once more. "You'll likely find him at th' Soggy Piper, a dive over in Planks. I be uncertain why he favors it . . . I know not who took the book, which is an old code book used in a naval attack on Venza some fifty years back. Yargos would be able to tell you what they looked like, but I suspect they were hired by someone else. The book is not one thugs such as they would want.

"As to their punishment, I care not what form it takes so long as it ends this. Turn him over to the Whitecloaks, kill him . . . I care not. So long as you give me your word that justice has been done and that he'll not be botherin' me again."
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airwalkrr

Villager
Corbin, male human cleric1

Corbin Elmentis (small).jpg
"First, is Yargos Gill alright? Can we see him to ask other questions? What book is this, and what is its description? Do you know who took it, or is finding out part of the job? And finally, what sort of 'punish' do you mean upon the one responsible for taking the book?" With that, the young woman takes a breath, then another sip of ale. "That... should cover the most of it... for me."
"Good questions, Charity," Corbin responds with a nod to the paladin. But why do they always make me feel so uneasy? Perhaps it is their unabiding adherence to law and order. Vigilante justice is needed as often as not, he thinks to himself. "However, I do have some questions of my own. First of all, do you have any competitors who were searching for the book in question before you uncovered it? Second of all, if it is not too private of a question to ask, how did you come about this book and by whence or whom? Did you entrust the task entirely to Yargos or did you have a hand in the matter, Mr. Peligrew?"

Entering the room, Robert takes the drink, "Oh tank you, the milk in this Inn is just delicious."
After hearing the story from him and the waterfall of questions from Charity, Robert finishes his drink.
Corbin desperately tries to hide his chuckle at the mention of milk, but he is not so good at concealing his mirth. "I apologize... I was, um... thinking of something bawdy that happened in the common room earlier..." he lies.

Never trust a man who doesn't drink, he thinks. This one is an odd sort.

As for himself, Corbin holds up his mug of spiced mead with a nod as if in thanks to his host and takes a hearty swig.
"Yargos is well, and I thank you for asking after him. A knot on his head. Luckily for him he be not a fighter, and went down fast." His expression, which had taken on a hint of concern even as his voice dropped in volume, now hardens once more. "You'll likely find him at th' Soggy Piper, a dive over in Planks. I be uncertain why he favors it . . . I know not who took the book, which is an old code book used in a naval attack on Venza some fifty years back. Yargos would be able to tell you what they looked like, but I suspect they were hired by someone else. The book is not one thugs such as they would want.

"As to their punishment, I care not what form it takes so long as it ends this. Turn him over to the Whitecloaks, kill him . . . I care not. So long as you give me your word that justice has been done and that he'll not be botherin' me again."
"You are indeed a trusting man to accept the word of strangers that justice has been done. Yet something puzzles me," Corbin says with suspicious stare, "You said turn 'him' over to the Whitecloaks... kill 'him.' Was that a slip of the tongue or do you have more direct suspicions as to who the culprit is?"
OOC: Sense Motive 14 to see if the Peligrew appears to know more than he is letting on.

I don't post that frequently on the weekends since that seems to be a slow time for PBP in general. However, I should be able to most at least once a day on weekdays.

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Corbin Elmentis
AC: 15 (8 touch, 15 flat-footed)
HP: 9/9
CMB: +0 CMD: 8
Fort: +3 Reflex: -2 Will: +7
Perception: +5
Initiative: -2

Current Weapon in Primary Hand: none
Current Weapon/Shield in Hand: none
Current Armor Worn: Scale Mail
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Aura

Villager
=== Charity, Human Female ===
CharityClose.jpg


Corbin desperately tries to hide his chuckle at the mention of milk, but he is not so good at concealing his mirth. "I apologize... I was, um... thinking of something bawdy that happened in the common room earlier..." he lies.
The flame haired girl perks up, smiling like a cheshire cat. "Hold on. Something bawdy happened and I missed it? Awwwww...."

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As a note, Charity's status as a paladin has not been mentioned or recognized in a roleplay context, even if it is unlikely to remain that way after a few levels.
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airwalkrr

Villager
Corbin, male human cleric 1

The flame haired girl perks up, smiling like a cheshire cat. "Hold on. Something bawdy happened and I missed it? Awwwww...."
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"Yes... uh..." Corbin finds himself a bit awkward talking to the pretty woman. Being raised around halflings, he had never seen much of his own folk or learned how to properly talk to women. His cheeks turn bright red and he stutters a bit as he explains, "Um, it really wasn't that funny. Something about a pregnant tart... I don't know why I brought it up." He continues to try to deflect as much as possible.

"Anyway, back to this book, Mr. Peligrew. What can you tell us about the way you came by it?"

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As a note, Charity's status as a paladin has not been mentioned or recognized in a roleplay context, even if it is unlikely to remain that way after a few levels.
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OOC: I think I saw something to that effect in the DWI, but perhaps it was ooc. I know I realized it before I even looked at her character sheet somehow. So whether it was plainly spelled out or not, Corbin probably picked up on it through deductive reasoning since he has a 20 Wis and +9 Sense Motive. :) Charity has a glaive, which is not Cortesia's favored weapon, and a holy symbol of Cortesia, which fighters don't usually carry. She might not be carrying all of that around with her at the moment. If not, I'll just assume Corbin is just getting a paladin vibe from her.
 

Aura

Villager
=== Charity, Human Female ===
CharityClose.jpg

Charity has a glimmer of realization, "Oh, HER. Yes, yes, waddle girl. She laid it on thick. I didn't know the guy, he seemed like one of the old timers around here, though. Him and the smelly elf." She wrinkles her nose.

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No worries, if you think deduction is fair after getting enough information. I surely do not wish to infringe on such a thing. I will tease and say Sense Motive won't do a thing, though. :p Mostly, I'm just trying to put a little variant on a rather stock character. Hopefully it will be interesting. It's not long term, though.
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Maidhc O Casain

Na Bith Mo Riocht Tá!
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Pelligrew leans back in his seat as Corbin asks his questions, and looks thoughtful. "Well, as to how I came by the book, I acquired it through one of my contacts who researches such things. There be nothing illegal in the way I acquire my displays. I be knowing little of the knowledge in the book, that was what Yargos was looking into. Yargos had nothing to do with the acquiring; he be merely studying it for me. To my knowledge there were none others looking for the book when I got it, but that means little."

He shakes his head at Corbin's questions about his phrasing. "One thing I learned during my adventuring days was how to judge character; I be judging you to be good lads and lass. I use 'him' from habit. It do be easier than 'him or her.'"

He takes another swig and sits quietly as his monologue comes to a close.​
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Lindeloef

Villager
Corbin desperately tries to hide his chuckle at the mention of milk, but he is not so good at concealing his mirth. "I apologize... I was, um... thinking of something bawdy that happened in the common room earlier..." he lies.
"Ah okay. I have missed that, what a shame. " Robert replies with a hint of disappointment in his voice.

Turning back to Peligrew, he asks:
"So the task is, go find Yargos, to get a description of his attackers, find these attackers and get a name of the person that hired them, find that person, get your book and hand over that person to the authorities. Did I get that right?"
 

airwalkrr

Villager
Corbin, male human cleric 1

Corbin Elmentis (small).jpg

"Well more to the point, Mr. Peligrew, you seemed to be saying an individual was responsible as opposed to a group. But I understand your meaning and turn of phrase. I should be happy to assist you with my two comrades here. I hope we prove sufficient to the task. I despise theft myself and will be certain the guilty party is done justice."

There is something not quite right about Peligrew, Corbin thinks. Perhaps it was his salty demeanor. He talked like a sailor, and Corbin was used to living in the wilds and traveling the steppes. Nevertheless he decides that he should not make any snap judgments about the man. He may well think me a simpleton from the backwoods. At any rate, it shall be interesting to see how this plays out.

"Well, I am satisfied with the information Mr. Peligrew has provided," Corbin says to his fellow adventurers. "What do you say we call upon this Yargos, make certain he is well, and inquire as the conditions of the theft?"

Corbin downs his mead, with another nod of thanks to Mr. Peligrew, then picks up his shield, morningstar, and shortbow which he had left sitting against the wall. He straps the shield to his back, slides his unstrung bow under a pair of leather straps, and ties the morningstar to his belt. Before he leaves, he adjusts the wooden symbol of Issolatha which is always worn about his neck to a prominent position on his chest and awaits his fellow adventurers by the door.
OOC: Corbin is ready to go looking for Yargos, unless someone else has something in particular to bring up.
 

Maidhc O Casain

Na Bith Mo Riocht Tá!
[sblock=airwalkrr/Corbin]Just realized I forgot to answer your Sense Motive. As you say, something does seem a little jarring about the man but as far as Corbin can tell he's telling the truth about the details of the mission. It likely is the incongruence of such a large, boisterous man claiming to be the owner of a museum.[/sblock]
 

Aura

Villager
=== Charity, Human Female ===
CharityClose.jpg

Setting her drink aside, barely having been touched in the short conversation, the young woman stands. "Yes. Yargos first. I'll have to stop by home for my gear... I got tired of hanging around the Dunn Wright in armor real fast after the rat job."

Charity bows to Peligrew respectfully. "Thank you for the job. We shall be going, now." Turning and heading out the door, and waving her hands as if to indicate general directions, Charity continues with her comrades, "You can drop by home with me or I can meet me at the Soggy Piper, as you prefer."

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Have I heard of the Tale of Landadel before? I have no local knowledge, but just wondered if was sufficiently known I might have heard as a Venzan native.
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Lindeloef

Villager
Addressing Charity's proposal "I would say we accompany you, I have heard stories, bad stories, about groups splitting up." Robert says with a smirk.

[sblock="ooc"]It is always weird for me to read Landadel in an english text. Takes me 2-4 tries to read the word as intended :D[/sblock]
 

Maidhc O Casain

Na Bith Mo Riocht Tá!
[sblock=OOC Charity]It's obscure enough she wouldn't know it right off, but a relatively easy Diplomacy (Gather Info) on the way home or between home and the Soggy Piper would reveal that it's a small "museum," specializing in items important to the history of the Landadel Baronies and of Venza, just as Pelligrew said. He appears to be a collector rather than a dealer.[/sblock]
 

airwalkrr

Villager
OOC: Corbin didn't think of it himself, but in case anyone brings it up, he will attempt to aid such a Diplomacy gather info check since Charity has a higher modifier. Aid Diplomacy 8: Failure.
 

Aura

Villager
=== Charity, Human Female ===
CharityClose.jpg

Asking around pays off. Charity comments on the Tale of Landadel on the way home, "Always to know the employer's story checks out, at least at the basic level. Although, Grog seemed to know the guy, but it never hurts to check. I wonder how interesting a place this museum is?"

Turning the corner, the young warrior points out one of the row houses. "That's it, there... it'll be just a moment," she informs the group. Stepping in the door, Charity is confronted with the a female voice, demanding to know what is being planned. Charity raises one finger towards Corbin and Robert, and steps inside, "It's another job, some collector guy wants..." the rest is muffled as she closes the door behind her.

A short while later she reappears, bidding farewell to whomever is inside. A baby cries. Armored in an obviously new breastplate, Charity totes a glaive with practiced ease, easily maneuvering the long weapon out the door before closing it. Turning to her companions, "There we go, a little better for the task at hand, no? Let's go talk to Yargos."
 

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