The Fall of Plaguestone

gargoyleking

Explorer
Galahad felt the impact of the man's fist against his armor. It didn't hurt, but it was rather annoying in the spur of the moment. He glanced at the attacker who was waving his hand around in front of him. Apparently, he'd caught one of the studs of Galahads armor on his knuckle. Served him right.

But this was getting out of hand. With a sigh, galahad pulled a vial from his bandoliers and mixed up a little surprise on the fly. Suddenly smoke came billowing out of the vial, filling a goodly portion of the room within moments. Knowing this would cause a bit of pandemonium, as people inevitably reacted in certain ways to smoke, he simply tucked himself into a corner to wait out the chaos.
 

KahlessNestor

Explorer
Etran’s Folly (Plaguestone)
Evening
Round 0

As Silvi tried to evade her assailant, Trevor dropped a farmer with a couple well-placed punches. And then Galahad filled the tavern with smoke. Coughing and weezing, the tavern started to clear out.

Delma, the tavern owner, returned with a portly man with a receding hairline. He sighed and shook his head, going over to the gaggle of farmers and giving them a talking to.

“Tha’s Rolth Garley, the sheriff ‘round ‘ere,” Bort explained, looking longingly toward the tavern where his turnip porridge was getting cold.

After determining there was no fire, Delma opened the windows to clear the smoke out and invited everyone back inside. “Come! Let’s eat this delicious dessert b’fore it gets cold,” he invited the party.

“Sae one day I was crossin’ Lake Encarthen,” Bort began another story between bites of his porridge. “An’ this monster storm blew up an’ me ship capsized!” He gave a cough and a choking sound, hit his chest with his fist, and laughed. “We bit o’ indigestion,” he said. “Anyway, I grabbed me one o’ me valuable lockboxes as I went doon b’neath the waves. Next thing I know, I’m wakin’ up in front o’ bluidy Pharasma!”

As Bort mentioned the goddess of death, he started coughing again. This time it seemed more serious. He clutched at his throat, and started to turn purple. His mouth moved ineffectually, and started frothing.

Action:
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Initiative
Trevor
Jewel
Silvi
Lavinia
Galahad
Varen
Hiromi

Silvi AC 13 HP 12/19 Shield
Trevor AC 18 HP 20/20
Galahad AC 18 HP 15/15
Hiromi AC 17 HP 17/17 Fatigue 1
Varen AC 18 HP 20/20
Lavina AC 19 HP 19/19 Fatigue 1
Jewel AC 16 HP 19/19

Drunken Farmer (Trevor) AC 13 HP 13/13

Party XP: 80
 

FitzTheRuke

Adventurer
"Are you choking?" asked Hiromi, concerned. It appeared that he was, and she stood and began to see if she could find a way to help, but she was tired and suddenly could not remember her training.

OOC: Medicine']CoyoteCode Dice Roller: 1D20+4 = [2]+4 = 6[/url] Actually -1 from fatigue. So 5. Someone push her out of the way before she kills him.
 
Lavina's eyebrows shoot up, and she also attempts to treat Bort...

Lavina has no training in Medicine, but she does have training in Nature and her background allows her to use Nature to Treat Wounds. So, Nature check: Nature!: 1d20+5-1 6

No luck here, either.
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
Still shaken by the irrational violence of the brawlers Silvi lingers outside longer than the others. Where had that man gone, she wondered? But when she hears Bort coughing and choking she shoots back into the tavern. "Uh oh," she exclaims as she rushes to his aid, "I do not think dwarves are supposed to come in that shade!"

 

KahlessNestor

Explorer
Etran’s Folly (Plaguestone)
Evening
Round 0

Hiromi and Lavina can offer no help, but Silvi rushes in. She can tell that Bort isn’t choking on anything. His throat has swollen shut. He’s been poisoned!

Despite everything the gnome cleric tried, it was to no avail. Whatever had poisoned him, there was too much. The dwarf caravan leader clawed at the table, knocking aside his empty bowl of the turnip porridge, and collapsed, dead.

The milling farmers in the tavern watched the scene play out, murmuring in surprise. “Someone better go get the sheriff again,” someone muttered.

Action:
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Initiative
Trevor
Jewel
Silvi
Lavinia
Galahad
Varen
Hiromi

Silvi AC 13 HP 12/19
Trevor AC 18 HP 20/20
Galahad AC 18 HP 15/15
Hiromi AC 17 HP 17/17 Fatigue 1
Varen AC 18 HP 20/20
Lavina AC 19 HP 19/19 Fatigue 1
Jewel AC 16 HP 19/19

Drunken Farmer (Trevor) AC 13 HP 13/13

Party XP: 80
 

gargoyleking

Explorer
Galahad was also quick to respond, but where others attempted to treat the dwarf with their medical knowledge, he fed a vial of elixir of life down the dwarf's throat.

I rolled Medicine, but technically I can use craft for all of it's trained uses. That should make a 20 for me as well. But more importantly, Elixir of Life is part antitoxin and gives a +1 to saves.

Medicine: 1d20+5 19[/color]
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
"Oh no..." the little gnome despairs. "Bort, I..." Silvi slowly pulls her Desnan medallion out from inside her shirt, hand shaking. "Wherever your spirit may go let that final journey be swift and unhindered." She looks up to the gathered crowd. "He was poisoned! Why would someone do something like that?" she cries out. She pauses a moment and her head turns slightly to the side. Could the man who started the brawl have something to do with it?
 

gargoyleking

Explorer
Oops! Looks like my post was later than I thought. I only just realized that he was dead. Er, anyways, guess I saved a potion. Moving on. Uh, can I use that check to ID the poison instead then?

Realizing that he was entirely too late, Galahad leaned down, helping ease the dwarf down into a more natural position. He sighed innfrustratiom as he studdiedbthe corpse for tell-tales, hoping to at least determine which poison had beennused to do the deed.
 
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KahlessNestor

Explorer
Etran’s Folly (Plaguestone)
Evening
Round 0

Galahad is able to identify the poison as something called Violet Breath. It is extremely potent, and given the likely amount hidden in the turnip porridge, Bort was probably always beyond saving.

“Out of the way!” The man Delma had retrieved to deal with the fight pushed his way to the fore of the crowd and stared down at Bort’s body. His eyes widened and he blinked, looking around, as if wishing for this to be anyone’s responsibility but his.

“Um...cover the body,” he ordered, and Kolnral, the male server, brought over an old tablecloth to put over Bort as everyone stood around muttering and speculating.

“All of you!” the man said, pointing at the party and the other members of the caravan crew. “To the stables! I want to question you,” he bloviates officially.

“Kitchen’s closed!” Delma calls out, and the farmers, with little else to occupy their evening, slowly begin to disperse from the Feedmill and back to their homes.

In the stables, the officious man introduces himself as Rolf Garley, the sheriff, and starts his interrogations of the party and the crew.

Action:
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Initiative
Trevor
Jewel
Silvi
Lavinia
Galahad
Varen
Hiromi

Silvi AC 13 HP 12/19
Trevor AC 18 HP 20/20
Galahad AC 18 HP 15/15
Hiromi AC 17 HP 17/17 Fatigue 1
Varen AC 18 HP 20/20
Lavina AC 19 HP 19/19 Fatigue 1
Jewel AC 16 HP 19/19

Drunken Farmer (Trevor) AC 13 HP 13/13

Party XP: 80
 

gargoyleking

Explorer
Galahad was the first to be questioned as he'd had the most recent contact with the body.

"My name is Galahad Lightfoot, I served as a chirugeon in the last war. I attempted to save the victim, but by the time I got to him he was already dead. I can tell you that the poison is called violet death and there was enough of it in his bowl to have killed ten dwarves."

As he was questioned as to the circumstances of the brawl he responds.

"I didn't really see what started the fight. I'm just used to dealing with Soldiers and would rather avoid any fighting myself. Some farmer took a swing at me though, so rather than fighting my way out, I simply used a little alchemical trick I know to create a thick smoke cloud. Nothing dangerous, but effective at clearing out a crowd. No, I didn't see who poisoned the soup, I'm sorry.
 

KahlessNestor

Explorer
Etran’s Folly (Plaguestone)
Evening
Round 0

“We were drinking and gambling with this farmer named Eallom both before and after the fight,” Olf and Ulf said. They seemed to have a solid alibi.

Rolf scratched his head and looked at the others. “And the rest of you?” he asked. “Where were you all? Did you see anything?”

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Initiative
Trevor
Jewel
Silvi
Lavinia
Galahad
Varen
Hiromi

Silvi AC 13 HP 12/19
Trevor AC 18 HP 20/20
Galahad AC 18 HP 15/15
Hiromi AC 17 HP 17/17 Fatigue 1
Varen AC 18 HP 20/20
Lavina AC 19 HP 19/19 Fatigue 1
Jewel AC 16 HP 19/19

Drunken Farmer (Trevor) AC 13 HP 13/13

Party XP: 80
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
"I was enjoying my evening in the company of my travelling companions when the fight broke out," says Silvi. "I saw the man who started it all slip out of the front door during the Brawl. I was going to see what happened to him when I heard the cries of distress back in the tavern." Tears well up in the little gnomes eyes. "I tried to save Bort but it was too late."
 

FitzTheRuke

Adventurer
"I tried to call things down with a dance performance, but it didn't help, of course." said Hiromi, sounding defeated, "I don't know why I thought it would..."
 
"I am Lavina, a humble halfling. I was traveling with my companions and stopped for a small bite to eat, in portions that admittedly could be more generous but that's not relevant right now.

"When the fight broke out, I made for the stables, in hopes of fetching enough water to dunk on the heads of drunkards that they would come to some sense. Then our poor man there started to choke, and try as we might we could do nothing."
 

KahlessNestor

Explorer
Etran’s Folly (Plaguestone)
Evening
Round 0

“So you all so no one except you folk around Bort and his food all night?” Rolf asked. He sighed and ran his hand through his thinning hair. His eyes looked them all over nervously. This clearly wasn’t something he’d signed up for when his uncle made him sheriff.

“Okay, look, I’ll have to be turning this over to the circuit judge. He’ll be able to figure this out. But Lord Mubbage Cranberry won’t be back for another month. So you all can’t leave town since you’re all suspects. I can’t rule any of you out.”

Action:
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Initiative
Trevor
Jewel
Silvi
Lavinia
Galahad
Varen
Hiromi

Silvi AC 13 HP 12/19
Trevor AC 18 HP 20/20
Galahad AC 18 HP 15/15
Hiromi AC 17 HP 17/17 Fatigue 1
Varen AC 18 HP 20/20
Lavina AC 19 HP 19/19 Fatigue 1
Jewel AC 16 HP 19/19

Drunken Farmer (Trevor) AC 13 HP 13/13

Party XP: 80
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
Silvi sniffles. "A whole month, here?" she asks plaintively. "How strict a definition of "town" do you mean? If I fall into a routine in cramped quarters it is bad for my health."
 

gargoyleking

Explorer
"There were people everywhere, I'm surprised his soup didn't get spilled in the chaos. And there were plenty of locals I'm the mix to boot."

Galahad stared at the Sheriff, trying to figure out just what the man was tryong to get at.
 

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