Rich beyond dreams (El Jefe Judging)

BigB

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I prefer you roll for yourself using Invisible Castle. If for some reason you are unable to do so I can roll for you and I will use Invisible Castle and your character name.

Please post a link to your character in your first post here. This will help me. If you prefer you may use a link in your signature, either way is fine.

Please give me as many details as possible to what you want to do, and do not be afraid to remind me of special circumstances if I should miss something.


As you walk down the wharf you see a ship that is busy with loading supplies. A few more steps and you can make out the name " The Prowling Panther ". You recognise a few of the workers carrying cargo onto the ship as the men from the tunnel. As you approach one of the men you recognize tells you that Master Purdy and Master Uggla are in the cabin and will be pleased with your joining the adventure.
 
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Lookspring makes his way down the docks looking for the ship he was told about. Four days had passed since he narrowly escaped the burning warehouse with his life. The captain said he needed time to stock the ship and make ready to sail for some mysterious island so Lookspring waited impatiently for this day. With fresh supplies in his pack, he makes his way down the wharf and boards the ship in search of the captain and the man he helped rescue.
 

LiquidBlue

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Verrick makes his way to the Prowling Panther at the appointed time. He had almost not come, he wasn't quite sure he really trusted "Master Purdy." But the fact was he had taken a job without knowing all the facts, he felt honor bound that Uggla come out of this situation - a situation Verrick himself helped created - well.

"Come along Fobin, let's see if we can find a place for you." And with that Verrick turns once more towards the ship, followed by a dog carrying a pack on its back.

OOC: I will finalize my purchases soon.
 

Phoenix8008

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Striding confidently up the pier toward the Prowling Panther, Phoenix hails her comrades. "Verick and Lookspring! Good to see a couple familiar faces, glad you decided to come." Ascending the gangplank, she comes aboard with the others. "So, have Ray and Pinkie shown up yet?" she asks with the closest thing to a smile they have ever seen on her face (when she wasn't in the fury of battle at least).
 

BigB

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Your employer, Master Purdy as the shipmates call him, exits the cabin and upon seeing the adventurers smiles and approaches. As he reaches the group Good to see you. I am glad you have chosen to join our journey. It seems we are missing the two halflings. Will they be joining us? Any matter we will be leaving in a few hours. I have managed to save some storage space for your group if you would like to bring along some items to sell to the locals when we get there. They are somewhat primitive from what Uggla tells me.

Purdy is giving you some time to purchase trade goods if you desire, otherwise we can begin when Ray and Pinkie board the ship.
 

DerHauptman

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The two halflings run up the gangplank....

Following closely behind is a pair of younger boys toting a large travelers trunk. (Pinkie's diguises and dress clothes)

Sorry to be late my good fellowes, we were making some last minute purchases.

(OOC: I will annotate my sheet with the purchases - Ray did sell the dagger for the 252gp.)
 

LiquidBlue

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Verrick Dram, and Fobin too

BigB said:
Your employer, Master Purdy as the shipmates call him, exits the cabin and upon seeing the adventurers smiles and approaches. As he reaches the group Good to see you. I am glad you have chosen to join our journey. It seems we are missing the two halflings. Will they be joining us? Any matter we will be leaving in a few hours. I have managed to save some storage space for your group if you would like to bring along some items to sell to the locals when we get there. They are somewhat primitive from what Uggla tells me.

"Master Purdy, it is good to see that you are in good health. I am honored to be going you on this expedition." Verrick then signals to his dog. "This is Fobin, he will be accompanying me on this voyage. That won't be a problem will it?"

"I hope you won't consider it impolite. But what kind a compensation can we expect from this little adventure? And what kind of problems might we need to resolve?"

OOC: I have updated Verrick's character sheet. It should be up to date. At Purdy's suggestion, Verrick might go back to buy some minor trinkets before the ship leaves.
 

BigB

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LiquidBlue said:
"Master Purdy, it is good to see that you are in good health. I am honored to be going you on this expedition." Verrick then signals to his dog. "This is Fobin, he will be accompanying me on this voyage. That won't be a problem will it?"

"I hope you won't consider it impolite. But what kind a compensation can we expect from this little adventure? And what kind of problems might we need to resolve?"

OOC: I have updated Verrick's character sheet. It should be up to date. At Purdy's suggestion, Verrick might go back to buy some minor trinkets before the ship leaves.

I offer the same pay as bringing me Uggla. It may be a bit low for the amount of time we will be away but as I stated earlier you may take some goods to trade, and I suggest metal tools and weapons, but you are free to take what you like. Also this island is uncharted and we will split the reward from the merchants guild for establishing a new trade route. The island itself may hold opportunities for wealth itself as Uggla has told of pearls the size of a mans fist and more.

Further Fobin is not a problem as long as he does become a problem and he will sleep with you.
 

LiquidBlue

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Verrick Dram

"So what makes a bunch of pirates interested in the place?"

OOC: Verrick does not have much gold left, but what he has, he will convert into trinkets before leaving.

2gp 4 sewing needles
2gp 4sp 3 signal whistles
1gp 10 fishhooks

This leaves 1gp 5cp, which Verrick will bring as 5sp 55cp
 

BigB

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LiquidBlue said:
"So what makes a bunch of pirates interested in the place?"

As told by Uggla, the Pirates planned to establish a trade route, masquerading as honest merchants, sell the rites to the trade route and then rob the real trading ships that would follow loaded with goods. Uggla was their navigator, now the 1st mate of this ship, so with any luck they will not find the island again. Your jobs will be to protect the ship from any enemy. Of course the crew are available to help but need to sail the ship and do not have the experience and skill that you bring.

Purdy has the look of an excited child as he explains things to the group of adventurers. He is dressed like a pirate from a bards tale with large brimmed hat, complete with feather, loose fitting colorful shirt and trousers with a rapier hanging at his hip.
 

Phoenix8008

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Phoenix returns quickly with some trade goods to sell or trade in the exotic ports of call they will reach...

5 Bells x1gp = 5gp
5 Chests x2gp = 10gp
10 Hammers x 5sp = 5gp
3 Mirror, Sm. Steel x 10gp = 30gp
5 Miner's Picks x 3gp = 15gp
20 Iron Pots x 5sp = 10gp
50 Whetstones x 2cp = 1gp
10 Daggers x 2gp = 20gp
5 Handaxe's x 6gp = 30gp
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Total funds spent for trade = 126gp

All items bought are packed into the 5 purchased chests for shipment.
 
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BigB

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Purdy gives the group a tour of the ship when everyone has returned. Three rooms #10 are the groups rooms and room #12 is storage for the group. Room #11 is Uggla's room, #8 is the armory, #7 is the kitchen, #3 is Purdy's quarters, #4 chart room/conference room. Note one ballista and one catapult on deck. The ship cargo is packed with provisions and trade goods. Crew members are hustling about readying the ship to sail.

(You can post purchases for trade anytime, I just thought to get this ship moving)

The ship sails out of the harbor as the sun is setting casting a red glow over the horizon. This is the first you have seen of Uggla since boarding the ship. He seems much different when not unconscious from drink. As he approaches he gets a gleam in his eye, Ahh my guardian angel. All I remember from that night is your face. he remarks to Phoenix. He gives a passing sailor instructions for the helmsman and then turns back to the group...Thank you all for saving me from myself and delivering me to this fine opportunity. I hope you are up to the task to deliver us all to this island!
 

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DerHauptman

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Ray responds to Uggla's thanks...

I killed three men myself for you that night, I hope that this trip is worth it.

I assume you have made some arangements for the ladies to have some privacy?

We will stow, if that is the correct nautical term, our gear. 4

I suggest that we divide ourselves into watches along with the crew so we can have someone on alert at all times.

How many are we now?
(OOC: are the others checking in or is it the 4 of us)

We have two archers and I think Pinky and I would make good use of the nest topside, keen eyes and all that.

How many watches do you have set Captain?
 

LiL'Hauptman

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Quite, quite...Ray, I am a lady after all and I must insist Captain on a modicum of privacy and your word of honor that your crew will mind their manners.

I am sure Pheonix will quite agree.

I agree with the watch idea Ray, I remember the one trip we took did have three watches but I am sure that the good Captain has taken care to divde the crew...

Isn't that so....
 

Phoenix8008

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"Don't worry about me Pinky. Anybody lays a finger on me without permision is gonna have that finger and it's hand sliced off with my mindblade before I throw it into the ocean for the sharks! But that don't mean I would object to a little privacy for us gals. We should take one of the 3 cabins for ourselves. I also would be willing to take a turn at watch as needed.

"Uggla, you're welcome. I hope this journey works out well for all of us as well.

"Ray, I believe all 5 of us are here. I saw Lookspring and Verrick aboard before you and Pinky arrived."


Enjoying the view, Phoenix watches as the waves sweep by and the clouds race across the sky.
 

LiquidBlue

Visitor
BigB said:
COLOR=Green]Thank you all for saving me from myself and delivering me to this fine opportunity. I hope you are up to the task to deliver us all to this island![/COLOR]
"So what can you tell us about the island? Master Purdy mentioned that the people there though isolated, enjoy several natural treasures. How did you come across it in the first place?"

"You have been there before. What hazards might we come across during our journey."


DerHauptman said:
I suggest that we divide ourselves into watches along with the crew so we can have someone on alert at all times.

We have two archers and I think Pinky and I would make good use of the nest topside, keen eyes and all that.
I am willing to take a turn.

Once the cabin's are assigned Verrick will stow both his backpack and Fobin's pack.
 

BigB

Visitor
LiquidBlue said:
"So what can you tell us about the island? Master Purdy mentioned that the people there though isolated, enjoy several natural treasures. How did you come across it in the first place?"

"You have been there before. What hazards might we come across during our journey."

Uggla smiles in a way a person does when they are covering up fear. That was a trip one cannot forget. We were chasing a merchant ship that left charted waters in hopes we would not follow and that was when it happened. The merchant vessel sank faster than anything I have ever seen, just out of the blue. No apparent reason, just sank. As we were turning back to familiar water the ship began to rock and the tiller broke leaving us to drift in the calm winds. I charted the stars so we could find our way home after repairs were made. Then we spotted the island. We sailed the shore line til we found a village. We sent some scouts out but never heard of them again. The villagers talk of many dangerous creatures on the island. The villagers themselves were friendly enough, and we traded some with them and that was when Capn came up with his plan to get us all rich beyond our dreams. I got us back to familiar water and you know the rest. The islanders play a game with pearls the size of a large mans fist. They say it is the mark of a warrior to get one of the pearls. I think it is kind of dangerous. I think that is why Purdy brought you along, to help with all that dangerous business. He smiles again. Dont think I am the one for that danger stuff. Ha ha! My guardian angel there can handle it.
 
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Lookspring takes Master Purdy's advice while he has time and picks up a few weapons and other items he might be able to sell to the primitives on this mysterious island. He returns not long after with a straining porter lugging a heavy chest. He has the man stow it in his room before heading up to meet the others and discuss the journey.


As Uggla regails them with the tale of his adventures on the island, Lookspring slides farther and farther forward on his seat. His eyes go wide at the mention of the huge pearls and deadly sea monsters. He speaks up excitedly, "Where did the pearls come from? Are there many of them? There must be if they use them for games! Are we going to loot and pillage the village? Brilliant!"



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Added to my sheet:

Purchased for Trade in Rich Beyond Dreams:
Chest - 2gp
Simple Lock DC20 - 20gp
Bullseye Lantern x 2 - 24gp
Chain - 30gp
Bell x10 - 10gp
Mirror x5 - 50gp
Spade/Shovel x5 - 10gp
Hunk of Cheese x4 - 2gp
Fine wine x1 - 10gp
Total of 158gp
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