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TUW: The Outpost

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Maka moves as stealthily as possible, traveling two paces to the left, before firing again. His hope is to keep the guard guessing as to his location.
 

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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Day 268: Gaining Momentum

OOC: All characters receive 5 developmental points.

Raven Elk... walks up to the spy and grabs her by the throat and leeches whatever life he can get to return his health so that he can remove the arrow without passing out or dying.
[sblock=Paranormal Assault]Raven Elk: 20(Bending) + 24(Leach) + 50(d100) = 94
Spy2: 0(incapacitated) + 26 + 37 = 63
Damage: 94 - 63 = 31% * 10 = 3
Body: -1 - 3 = -4, incapacitated
Body: 1 + 3 = 4, injured[/sblock]
GM: Raven Elk is unable to leach much from the incapacitated Spy, but even that little amount offers some help, as he removes the offending arrow and readies himself for whatever comes next. The Spy does not, yet, lose consciousness from the second drain on her life.

Nodding to Raven Elk, Adi turns on the balls of his feet to run toward the line of the enemies' camp to rejoin Maka against the remaining foes. As he runs, he, again, bends light to increase the natural shadows around him.
[sblock=Paranormal Effect]31(bending) + 15(darken) = 46[/sblock]
Taylar sneers and replies, "Your powers come from the same source with just a different Way of thinking." He reaches down to collect the short sword and shield from the drained soldier. He will charge at the lone soldier that was commanded to kill him.
[sblock=Reaction Time]Taylar: 31 + 22 + 18 + 50 = 121
Soldier4: 16 + 14 + 12 + 95 = 137[/sblock]
[sblock=Speed of Action]Taylar: 52(armor) - 17(strength) + 100(move) - 121 = 14
Soldier4: 20(armor) - 13(strength) + 100(move) - 137 = -30[/sblock]
GM: Taylar smoothly retrieves the deposited sword and shield of the soldier he just eliminated. As he lunges toward his only remaining, standing foe, he sees that the soldier has disobeyed his direct command and turned to run, having already gained 2 steps. Taylar can see at this point that he could not catch the fleeing foe.

Since it appears that his remaining soldier is going to run, Vittero drops his knife and draws an arrow to fire.
[sblock=Reaction]Vittero: 19 + 23 + 23 + 81 = 146
Soldier5: 16 + 14 + 12 + 57 = 94[/sblock]
[sblock=Speed of Action]Soldier5: 20 - 13 + 100(movement) - 94 = 13
Vittero: 32(armor) - 13(strength) + 200(bow) - 146(reaction) = 73[/sblock]
GM: The soldier runs through the trees in the general direction of Thisidaboga, at an angle that will rejoin the path. He has increased his distance to short bow range before Vittero can fire.

[sblock=Projectile Assault]Vittero: 19 + 23 + 23 + 86 = 151 + 50(short) = 201
Soldier5: 14 + 12 + 53 = 79
Damage: 201 - 79 = 122% * 10 = 12 - 7(armor) = 5[/sblock]
Maka moves as stealthily as possible, traveling two paces to the left, before firing again. His hope is to keep the guard guessing as to his location.
GM: Moving two paces to his left causes no change in the over-all distance to the previously struck soldier.

[sblock=Projectile Assault]Readiness (Combat) + Athletic (Commercial) + Clarity (Collegiate) + d100
Maka: 16 + 27 + 19 + 50 = 112 + 45(hiding) + 50(short) = 207
Projectile Avoidance: Obscurative (Commercial) + Analysis (Collegiate) + d100 + shield
Soldier10: 14 + 12 + 72 + 20 = 118
Damage: 207 - 118 = 89% * 10 = 9 - 7(armor) = 2
Body: 10 - 1 = 9 - 2 = 7, hurt[/sblock]
GM: Maka puts another arrow into the standing soldier, still not nearly as effectively as he would have liked. The soldier cries out and turns in the direction from which he was shot, looking for his attacker.

The injured soldier drops his sword to the ground and hollers out into the trees, having idea of the location of his enemy. "Stop firing! I beseech you! We are outmatched! We surrender!"

GM: The five remaining soldier, one of whom has two arrows in him, all drop their swords and begin to bunch together at the northern end of the line of the encampment. The two surviving soldiers at the northern end of the camp have fled. The priest and one spy remain alive but both are incapacitated. The Outsiders realize the priest may still be a threat as he can manipulate Way lines at a distance, despite being unable to move. Fortunately, everyone also knows that leaching life is only possible by touch.

[sblock=Inventory]
OOC: Current Inventory:
Coins:
  • francs: 121
Animal Parts:
  • Beetle Carapaces: 31
  • Large Beetle Carapaces: 11
  • Fisher Hides: 30% cover
  • Grizzly Hide: 360% cover
  • Dove Feathers: 10 sets: {Health +1}
  • Rock Pigeon Feathers: 3 sets: {Health +1}
  • Boar Tusk: 2 pair: {Confluence +1}
  • Running Bird Tail Feathers: 6 sets: {Confluence +1}
  • Mourning Bird Tail Feathers: 1 set: {Persona +2}(-Persona x2)
  • Grizzly Skull
  • Bear Meat: 450 bricks
Minerals:
  • Slate: 64: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 10 {Heat x2}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 2 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 19: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 13: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 13: {Rend x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 20 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Chromium Ingot: 1: {Strength +1}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Toxic Leaves: 1 measure {Muddle x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust:
  • Grizzly Claws: 20:
.
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[sblock=Character Data]
OOC: Vittero: hurt
Body: 10 - 4 = 6
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19
harnin arrows: 21
Taylar: hurt
Body: 10 - 13 = -3 + 7 = 4 + 4 = 8
Bracers: 20 - 14 - 14 = -8, ruined
Spaulders: 20 - 6 - 6 = 8
Tunic: 60 - 2 - 2 - 2 = 54
Maka: injured
Body: 10 - 1 - 4 = 5
Tunic: 50 - 6 - 6 = 37
harnin arrows: 23
Raven Elk: injured
Body: 10 - 9 = 1 + 3 = 4
Buckler: 20 - 1 = 19
Tunic 60 - 2 - 2 = 56
Adisakti: hurt
Body: 10 - 6 = 4 + 4 = 8
Tunic: 60 - 2 = 58%
javelins: 1
[/sblock]
[sblock=Party Discovers]Slate Boulder: 76 stones worth, East Pass
Tin Vein: 43 stones worth, East Pass
Zinc Vein: 61 ingots worth, 7 days north East Pass
Keep of the Rising Sun[/sblock]
 

Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
"Stop firing! I beseech you! We are outmatched! We surrender!"

Angered by their cowardice Taylar screams back, "Did those villagers ask you to stop? Did they cry and plead as you do now?" Moving with sure steps he will go to the priest and deliver a killing blow with his sword. "Too dangerous to let live, for his beliefs and his powers," he explains.

Taylar will round up the surrendered soldiers and tie them up.

They took some older children with them when they departed.

Taylar will look for these children and at some point will go and retrieve his baton.
 

Waynan

Adventurer
Supporter
Raven Elk enters the camp, hearing Taylar shouting.

"These cruel dogs have gotten under his skin." Raven Elk thinks to himself as he finds Taylar now binding the remaining soldiers.
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Day 268: The Battle Is Won

OOC: All characters who posted this past week receive 5 developmental points.

Angered by their cowardice Taylar screams back... Moving with sure steps he will go to the priest and deliver a killing blow with his sword... Taylar will round up the surrendered soldiers and tie them up... Taylar will look for these children and at some point will go and retrieve his baton.
Raven Elk enters the camp, hearing Taylar shouting... finds Taylar now binding the remaining soldiers.
Maka is lost in his own counsel.

Taylar moves back toward the priest with a quick purposeful movement. As he stabs the man with a killing blow, he finds that a newly fired arrow protrudes from the man's abdomen. Vittero, now standing beside Taylar, nods. "It seems we both found this one too dangerous to leave alive."

One more of the five remaining soldiers runs away once the heat of battle has abated. The four who have surrendered seem completely different men than those of an hour before. It is more than remorse. It seems to the Outsiders that these soldiers may have been under some form of paranormal influence of their commanding priest.

The one who Maka had shot, twice, is truly sickened when Taylar brings the captured children out of the priest's tent. There are two adolescent girls and three adolescent boys. They are all still stupefied and must be led like toddlers. Vittero looks at them and offers that they have had their sense of identity dampened and should recover within a few hours or so.

With the recruited help of Raven Elk, Adisakti drags the two dead spies back to the roadway and deposits them in camp. Quickly assessing the aftermath, there are the two dead spies, the dead priest, three dead soldiers, and four captured soldiers. There is a large canvass tent and a small canvass tent, still standing, though the larger tent has some burn damage. There are two, four-wheel wagons with paired donkeys still tethered to them. One wagon is almost empty, evidently having carries the functional supplies. The other wagon contains food and water, along with some cooking supplies.

One of the captured soldiers addresses the group. "I cannot believe the atrocities we have committed... all in the name of the Lord of the Day." He shakes his head. "It is a sacrilege. I would ask that you allow us the opportunity to make restitution. If you will so allow, I would like to return to the city we just sacked to help rebuild it."

This soldier seems truly genuine in his request.

[sblock=Inventory]
OOC: Current Inventory:
Coins:
  • francs: 121
Animal Parts:
  • Beetle Carapaces: 31
  • Large Beetle Carapaces: 11
  • Fisher Hides: 30% cover
  • Grizzly Hide: 360% cover
  • Dove Feathers: 10 sets: {Health +1}
  • Rock Pigeon Feathers: 3 sets: {Health +1}
  • Boar Tusk: 2 pair: {Confluence +1}
  • Running Bird Tail Feathers: 6 sets: {Confluence +1}
  • Mourning Bird Tail Feathers: 1 set: {Persona +2}(-Persona x2)
  • Grizzly Skull
  • Bear Meat: 450 bricks
Minerals:
  • Slate: 64: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 10 {Heat x2}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 2 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 19: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 13: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 13: {Rend x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 20 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Chromium Ingot: 1: {Strength +1}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Toxic Leaves: 1 measure {Muddle x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust:
  • Grizzly Claws: 20:
.
[/sblock]
[sblock=Character Data]
OOC: Vittero: hurt
Body: 10 - 4 = 6
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19
harnin arrows: 21
Taylar: hurt
Body: 10 - 13 = -3 + 7 = 4 + 4 = 8
Bracers: 20 - 14 - 14 = -8, ruined
Spaulders: 20 - 6 - 6 = 8
Tunic: 60 - 2 - 2 - 2 = 54
Maka: injured
Body: 10 - 1 - 4 = 5
Tunic: 50 - 6 - 6 = 37
harnin arrows: 23
Raven Elk: injured
Body: 10 - 9 = 1 + 3 = 4
Buckler: 20 - 1 = 19
Tunic 60 - 2 - 2 = 56
Adisakti: hurt
Body: 10 - 6 = 4 + 4 = 8
Tunic: 60 - 2 = 58%
javelins: 1
[/sblock]
[sblock=Party Discovers]Slate Boulder: 76 stones worth, East Pass
Tin Vein: 43 stones worth, East Pass
Zinc Vein: 61 ingots worth, 7 days north East Pass
Keep of the Rising Sun[/sblock]
 

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Maka emerges from his hiding place as the soldiers begin to surrender. He witnesses Taylar and Vittero make short work of the priest, and nods in silent agreement. After a few moments of reflective contemplation, he points at the priest and says, "This one was the true Blighter. We have never used our talents to control anyone's will, nor harm anyone who did not deserve it. Seeing as how you four were controlled, I cannot hold anger toward you. But you must promise to do more than to help that village rebuild. You must also promise to warn everyone you meet of this inconceivable malevolence, even at the risk of your own life. If we do not spread the word about this, the blight will grow un-checked, until it consumes everything we previously held dear."
 
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Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
Taylar will calm his anger by comforting the children, offering them food and drink. He says to them, "You have suffered in this attack, but suffering can bring strength, if you let it."

"I cannot believe the atrocities we have committed... all in the name of the Lord of the Day

Taylar says to the soldier, "You must do as your conscience guides you. We do not have time to guard you. Tell us of any other attacks and potential targets you know about. How long has this gone on?"
 

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Maka Ties Up Many Loose Ends

Maka searches the dead spies and soldiers, looking for usable equipment; it is his thought that if they are likely to face more brainwashed soldiers in the future, he'd like to do it on even terms. Maka compares his brown chitin buckler to that of the soldiers; he also compares his green chitin bracers and greaves to that which the soldiers wear. Last but not least, he takes a full suit of the double-knit wool armor, because it is obviously superior to his sheepskin tunic, pants, and boots. Maka also compares the quality of his weaponry (bow, arrows, knife) to that of the soldiers; if an upgrade is possible, he takes full advantage. Maka also makes a search for valuables and trinkets, paying special attention to any items which might have Way Proclivity.

After all of this mundane labor is finished, Maka turns his attention to helping Taylar question the children.

Maka asks one of the older children, "Did the priest say where he was taking you? Were you harmed in any way? Did the priest mention what his purpose was in taking you?"

If he can get the child's confidence, he will ask a few follow-up questions, trying to be as diplomatic as possible: "Do you have any special talents? Do you feel a connection to the world around you on a spiritual level? Have you ever done anything you couldn't explain?"
 

Waynan

Adventurer
Supporter
While all this is going on, Raven Elk nudges Adi (if he is willing) and says; "We can get armor and better weapons later. Help me go through the priest's tent, and let's see what he was about by finding his priestly implements and other accoutrements; especially if we can find texts, it may help us know more about this Lord of the Day cult."
 
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Day 268: More Information

Taylar will calm his anger by comforting the children, offering them food and drink...
Vittero uses his minor skill in Bending to Soothe the adolescent children as Taylar frees them.

GM: Even with the aid of manipulating Way, it takes a few hours for the captives to recover their senses. They all seem a bit lost and nervous after this recovery, having no recollection of their previous movements after their capture. They eat and drink as if ravenous. Other than the hunger, they seem to be no worse for wear. The two girls seem particularly pretty. The three boys well-fit.

Kwargrow said:
Taylar says to the soldier, "You must do as your conscience guides you. We do not have time to guard you. Tell us of any other attacks and potential targets you know about. How long has this gone on?"
[sblock=Negotiate]Mercantile (Commercial) + Clarity (Collegiate) + d100
Negotiation represents the interaction between a character and any other living creature when combat is not ensuing, although extremely clever individuals may attempt to negotiate, even during combat. The outcome of this task may be hindered by a language barrier when dealing with other people or significantly hindered by a lack of cognition when dealing with a mundane animal. Modifications for such are determined at the discretion of the GM.
Taylar: 23 + 18 + 50 = 91[/sblock]
The soldiers seem amicable to answering Taylar's questions, especially with the lack of threat in the interrogation. The answers seem forthright in their delivery.
"This was our first assignment. Acolyte Avery was in charge. He gave the commands. None of us Regulars are involved in any decisions. We are given very little background information. The two woman probably know more... well, knew more. I see you managed to kill them."

Two of the soldiers spit.

"Quite the lookers, those two, but none of us would get caught looking. Creepy, scary they were. They were not commanded like us. The Acolyte spoke quietly to them. They spoke quietly to him... None of this yes sir, no sir, soldiering stuff."

Realizing the rabbit run, he goes back to his original story. "Sorry. We were originally told that word had reached the Illuminated One that outlying communities have begun to profane the Light of Day and the practice of Moon Worship was returning to practice. Avery was probably given more on the subject, but that is what he told us before giving the command to march on the Windward Village."

"We were told that the Lord of the Day was on our side and to put to death any who resists. Those two girls were sent into the village while we made camp. The next morning we could see the girls had returned. We were told that the Village Elder had grossly profaned the Light of Day and that this one lady who lived at the north edge was actively practicing Dark Arts. She and the Elder were to be killed and the woman's house burned. Some of the villagers resisted when we burned the house, screaming about their village healer."

"Avery and the two woman collected those prisoners. We do not know why. After Avery talked to them, they all followed along with him like some bottle-fed lambs."

"We were not yet heading back to Thisidaboga. We were to divert when we reached the other path and head toward the Fishermen's Heights."

Maka searches the dead spies and soldiers, looking for usable equipment...
GM: Maka, being slightly thinner than the Aedaman soldiers, will readily be able to repurpose any of their armor. He or Adisakti could even were the armor of the two female spies, because the average Faethrin male is about the build of an Aedaman female. Only Taylar is too large to wear any of the armor.

Maka finds that the two female spies and the priest are adorned with items not found on the soldiers. He recovers a total of 16 loose tin coins and 8 loose copper coins, 3 bloodstone rings, 2 sunstone brooches, two tiny pouches of herbs, two aluminum pendants stamped out with a blazing sun emblem, and one copper teardrop pendant.

Tellerian Hawke said:
Maka compares his brown chitin buckler to that of the soldiers; he also compares his green chitin bracers and greaves to that which the soldiers wear. Last but not least, he takes a full suit of the double-knit wool armor, because it is obviously superior to his sheepskin tunic, pants, and boots...
GM: The soldiers all carried small wooden shields, which are larger and sturdier than the chitin buckler. The reinforced bracers and greaves worn by the spies appear to be better than those made from chitin.

OOC: I will edit your character record to reflect this collection. If other players wish to acquire or exchange items, it must be stated in a post.

Tellerian Hawke said:
Maka also compares the quality of his weaponry (bow, arrows, knife) to that of the soldiers...
GM: The weaponry is not of a better quality, but extra arrows are always beneficial.

Tellerian Hawke said:
Maka also makes a search for valuables and trinkets, paying special attention to any items which might have any proclivity of Way.
[sblock=Alchemical Sensitivity]Mercantile (Commercial) + Analysis (Collegiate) + d100
This determines if a mineral, ore, plant, or piece of an animal is tuned to a particular proclivity of Way lines, meaning that the item may be used to enhance the manipulation of Way or augment the developmental abilities of its bearer. For a positive result the effectiveness of Sensitivity must be equal to or exceed rarity * (d100). Rarity is determined by the GM or by using the availability tables located in the Denizens and Collectibles sections.
Maka: 27 + 19 + 50 = 96[/sblock]
GM: Maka is able to sense that the bloodstone rings and sunstone brooches are tuned. Realizing such, he suspects that the other items will be as well, but he cannot sense it.

Tellerian Hawke said:
After all of this mundane labor is finished, Maka turns his attention to helping Taylar question the children..."Did the priest say where he was taking you? Were you harmed in any way? Did the priest mention what his purpose was in taking you?"
[sblock=Negotiation]Maka: 27(mercantile) + 19(clarity) + 50(d100) = 96[/sblock]
One of the boys answers Maka, "Before we left the village, we were bound by those two scary woman. That priest said something about clarity coming through depravity and that we should feel honored to have been selected to be in service to The Light. I do not remember anything after that until you freed us. I don't think any of us were hurt."

The others shake their heads.

Tellerian Hawke said:
If he can get the child's confidence, he will ask..."Do you have any special talents? Do you feel a connection to the world around you on a spiritual level? Have you ever done anything you couldn't explain?"
All the children, at first, seem to not understand the line of questioning. They all shake their heads. One of the girls then says, "I don't know, maybe. Do you think that is why we were taken?"

GM: In the same manner by which he is able to sense the proclivity of the items, Maka can sense that both girls have the rudimentary talent to manipulate Way. He senses nothing from the boys.

While all this is going on, Raven Elk nudges Adi (if he is willing) and says; "We can get armor and better weapons later. Help me go through the priest's tent, and let's see what he was about by finding his priestly implements and other accoutrements; especially if we can find texts, it may help us know more about this Lord of the Day cult."
Adi replies, "Let's on with it. Yea, you being raised by your ma, as she is and not having been around main town and Vittero's pa so much, you still don't know. Daylight is the official religion. Vittero's pa, our priest, is a Priest of the Dawn. Well, that's the daughter of Day so it's like a faction of the same religion. Maka's people are completely different. They have their own names and customs, but I see the whole concept as basically the same. So, pretty much everybody worships the Lord of the Day, at least everybody that lives in the villages or the city. I think this cleansing crap is lie. I think his Lollyness wants to usurp the power to rule from the king, by force if necessary, using religion as his excuse."
GM: The first thing that catches their attention upon entering the large canvass tent is the cot set off to one side. It seems the man in charge did not have to sleep upon the ground. Toward the back of the tent is a small table and chair. Upon the table is a bound book, some loose paper, a glass oil lamp with no oil and no wick, an ink vial and a quill, and a birdcage containing a live pigeon, which coos when the flap opens.

The book contains writing in the Thisidan language and appears to be a ledger and journal. One small parchment scroll contains the beginnings of a report. Underneath the cot, there is a small chest, about 1/2 an arm in all dimensions. The chest is locked with a typical key-cam-lever system bond within metal straps. The chest can readily be broken open but it would be better to find the key.

The key appears to be the paper weight upon the loose parchment. The cut stone disc has a raised pattern on one of its flat sides that fits into the lock. Opening the chest reveals a variety of coins, rudimentary trinkets, a few indigenous idols, and three tiny pouches. Each tiny pouch contains a measure of dried herbs, each different in aroma.

While Raven Elk and Adisakti enter Acolyte Avery's tent to search his personal belongings, Vittero decides to go through the supply wagons.

GM: Vittero tallies a total of four suits of full padded armor for an average sized Aedman and two suit of the same for an Aedman female, counting the one Maka is going to repurpose. There are six small wooden shields, since even the soldiers who ran dropped theirs, and four shortswords, counting the one Taylar acquired. There are three knives, two recurve bows, and 31 arrows.

He finds barrels of water, saltpork, some fresh vegetables, bread cakes, and iron cookware and utensils in a four-wheel wagon pulled by two donkeys.

Vittero motions Taylar and Maka over to the priest's tent where Raven Elk and Adisakti are, already. "We don't really need these basic supplies. I am thinking we send one wagon, the supplies, and the tents back with the villagers and those four dupes, while we keep the other wagon and the weapons. what say you?"
[sblock=Inventory]
OOC: Current Inventory:
Coins:
  • francs: 121
Animal Parts:
  • Beetle Carapaces: 31
  • Large Beetle Carapaces: 11
  • Fisher Hides: 30% cover
  • Grizzly Hide: 360% cover
  • Dove Feathers: 10 sets: {Health +1}
  • Rock Pigeon Feathers: 3 sets: {Health +1}
  • Boar Tusk: 2 pair: {Confluence +1}
  • Running Bird Tail Feathers: 6 sets: {Confluence +1}
  • Mourning Bird Tail Feathers: 1 set: {Persona +2}(-Persona x2)
  • Grizzly Skull
  • Bear Meat: 450 bricks
Minerals:
  • Slate: 64: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 10 {Heat x2}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 2 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 19: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 13: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 13: {Rend x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 20 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Chromium Ingot: 1: {Strength +1}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Toxic Leaves: 1 measure {Muddle x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust:
  • Grizzly Claws: 20:
.
[/sblock]
[sblock=Character Data]
OOC: Vittero: hurt
Body: 10 - 4 = 6
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19
harnin arrows: 21
Taylar: hurt
Body: 10 - 13 = -3 + 7 = 4 + 4 = 8
Bracers: 20 - 14 - 14 = -8, ruined
Spaulders: 20 - 6 - 6 = 8
Tunic: 60 - 2 - 2 - 2 = 54
Maka: injured
Body: 10 - 1 - 4 = 5
Tunic: 50 - 6 - 6 = 37
harnin arrows: 23
Raven Elk: injured
Body: 10 - 9 = 1 + 3 = 4
Buckler: 20 - 1 = 19
Tunic 60 - 2 - 2 = 56
Adisakti: hurt
Body: 10 - 6 = 4 + 4 = 8
Tunic: 60 - 2 = 58%
javelins: 1
[/sblock]
[sblock=Party Discovers]Slate Boulder: 76 stones worth, East Pass
Tin Vein: 43 stones worth, East Pass
Zinc Vein: 61 ingots worth, 7 days north East Pass
Keep of the Rising Sun[/sblock]
 
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Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
Taylar will keep the shortsword and shield that he battle gleaned. He will fashion a strap to keep his baton on his back in case he needs to bash something down.

Taylar nods at Vittero, "I agree on the supplies, but I would like to accompany these children back to their home. Otherwise it will be that we liberated them from these men only to hand them back to them. I know it is out of the way, but it is the right thing to do, and I would like to look the other villagers in the eye when we return their young ones."


Each tiny pouch contains a measure of dried herbs, each different in aroma.
Taylar will attempt to identify the herbs. [Roll: 64]
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
The Gamemaster said:
Opening the chest reveals a variety of coins, rudimentary trinkets, a few indigenous idols, and three tiny pouches.

Seeing that Taylar has begun to examine the pouches, Maka takes the indigenous idols and pockets them. He does not try to hide this action, nor does he attempt to explain it.

~These idols probably belong to murdered people, whose ideology doesn't line up with this new usurper's worldview. They were probably meant to be proof of someone's blasphemy against the sun god. I will deprive them of their chance to ever see this false proof; in fact, if I can find the tribe of people who made these, I will return these idols to them. The idols are probably precious to them. I will not allow them to fall into the hands of strangers. Religion is a deeply personal thing, and the beliefs of all peoples should be respected.~

Maka frowns inwardly, as his thoughts continue:

~The girls were obviously chosen for their ability to harness and manipulate Way. They would have been raised to become like the spies we killed. But the boys had no special talent. More than likely, they were destined to become mere slaves, or perhaps soldiers... unless this priest intended to use them as living sacrifices, or for some other malevolent purpose. If that is the case, it is a good thing that we killed him. Such corruption should not be allowed to flourish.~

Maka turns to Taylar, "Yes, I agree. We should see to the children's return personally. To do otherwise would be a grave mistake, and a gross injustice."
 
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Waynan

Adventurer
Supporter
Raven Elk gathers all of the written materials: scrolls, tablets, parchments, etc and says:
"Friends, I agree with Taylar. Let's take the children and soldiers back to the village: the first to reunite the broken families, the second, to ensure these soldiers prove to be as honorable as they seem to try to be."
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: All characters receive 10 developmental points.

Taylar will keep the shortsword and shield that he battle gleaned. He will fashion a strap to keep his baton on his back in case he needs to bash something down.
OOC: Character record updated.

Kwargrow said:
Taylar nods at Vittero, "I agree on the supplies, but I would like to accompany these children back to their home..."
Tellerian Hawke said:
Maka turns to Taylar, "Yes, I agree. We should see to the children's return personally. To do otherwise would be a grave mistake, and a gross injustice."
Waynan said:
"Friends, I agree with Taylar. Let's take the children and soldiers back to the village: the first to reunite the broken families, the second, to ensure these soldiers prove to be as honorable as they seem to try to be."
Vittero nods his assent. "I am with you. I did not know if we would all be willing to make that trip. We will head back that way after we are done here."

Kwargrow said:
Taylar will attempt to identify the herbs. [Roll: 64]
[sblock=Alchemical Sensitivity]Mercantile + Analysis + d100
Taylar: 23 + 18 + 64 = 105
Time: 1 week * rarity / sensitivity, 1 week * 2 / 105 = 3.2 hours[/sblock]
GM: Taylar works on the herb pouches over the course of the trip to the fishing village. He realizes the time necessary to analyze the herbs demand it. He determines that one pouch contains Muddle Leaf, one Soothe Leaf, and one Mend Leaf.

Seeing that Taylar has begun to examine the pouches, Maka takes the indigenous idols and pockets them. He does not try to hide this action, nor does he attempt to explain it.
GM: Though his actions are performed with little regard to the actual idols, Maka cannot help but recognize two of them, forcing him to modify his original prejudice. It seems that two of the idols belong to known tribes of cannibals. This gives him pause to wonder about the other one.

Raven Elk gathers all of the written materials: scrolls, tablets, parchments, etc.
OOC: These items have been added to the party inventory

Adi takes the bird cage, saying that he is going to release the pigeon. He walks away from the camp and out of view of everyone. He recognizes that the pigeon is a messenger bird. He takes it from the cage and kills it. It sees no need to explain that it did not survive its release. He returns with the empty cage and puts it on the party's new wagon.

Vittero takes the chest of coins and places it on the party's new wagon. He figures it can be counted at a later date. He also keeps the quill and ink. All other basic materials he places on the wagon to be given to the fishing village. He then specifically searches the priest body after dragging him into the woods and relieving him of his armor.

GM: Vittero finds 4 metal ingots and 4 various stones secreted about the priest's clothing.

[sblock=Vittero tallies]a total of four suits of full padded armor for an average sized Aedman and two suit of the same for an Aedman female, counting the one Maka is going to repurpose. There are six small wooden shields, since even the soldiers who ran dropped theirs, and four shortswords, counting the one Taylar acquired. There are three knives, two recurve bows, and 31 arrows.[/sblock]
[sblock=Inventory]
OOC: Current Inventory:
4-Wheeled Cart pulled by 2 donkeys
Coins:
  • chest of various coins
  • francs: 121
Animal Parts:
  • Beetle Carapaces: 31
  • Large Beetle Carapaces: 11
  • Fisher Hides: 30% cover
  • Grizzly Hide: 360% cover
  • Dove Feathers: 10 sets: {Health +1}
  • Rock Pigeon Feathers: 3 sets: {Health +1}
  • Boar Tusk: 2 pair: {Confluence +1}
  • Running Bird Tail Feathers: 6 sets: {Confluence +1}
  • Mourning Bird Tail Feathers: 1 set: {Persona +2}(-Persona x2)
  • Grizzly Skull
Minerals:
  • Slate: 64: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 10 {Heat x2}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 2 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 19: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 13: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 13: {Rend x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 20 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Chromium Ingot: 1: {Strength +1}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Mend Leaves: 1 measure {Mend x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {Muddle x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 1 measure {Soothe x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust:
  • Grizzly Claws: 20:
.
[/sblock]
[sblock=Character Data]
OOC: Vittero: hurt
Body: 10 - 4 = 6
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19
harnin arrows: 21
Taylar: hurt
Body: 10 - 13 = -3 + 7 = 4 + 4 = 8
Bracers: 20 - 14 - 14 = -8, ruined
Spaulders: 20 - 6 - 6 = 8
Tunic: 60 - 2 - 2 - 2 = 54
Maka: injured
Body: 10 - 1 - 4 = 5
Tunic: 50 - 6 - 6 = 37
harnin arrows: 23
Raven Elk: injured
Body: 10 - 9 = 1 + 3 = 4
Buckler: 20 - 1 = 19
Tunic 60 - 2 - 2 = 56
Adisakti: hurt
Body: 10 - 6 = 4 + 4 = 8
Tunic: 60 - 2 = 58%
javelins: 1
[/sblock]
[sblock=Party Discovers]Acolyte Avery's Ledger
Slate Boulder: 76 stones worth, East Pass
Tin Vein: 43 stones worth, East Pass
Zinc Vein: 61 ingots worth, 7 days north East Pass
Keep of the Rising Sun[/sblock]
 
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Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
Taylar uses the weapons to show the villagers how to hold them and some exercises to build their bodies. Since we are all injured we can wait to heal at night when no one is watching. If by the next morning they ask about our wounds we could say they weren't as serious as we thought. He will also speak to the soldiers and ask them about how they were recruited, wanting to glean more information about how they were manipulated. [Roll:14]
 

Waynan

Adventurer
Supporter
Raven Elk helps the village rebuild and uses some of the healing skills he learned from Ma to help the ailing and hurting during the day; sometimes manipulating Way, sometimes not, depending on the depth of the healing that's needed. At night, Raven Elk pours through the books and scrolls of the "high priest", or whatever he was, trying to learn everything he can about this violent sect.
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Maka revises his original assumption and begins to examine all three of the idols, trying to ascertain whether or not they have any mystical properties.
 
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Taylar uses the weapons to show the villagers how to hold them and... He will also speak to the soldiers and ask them about how they were recruited, wanting to glean more information about how they were manipulated. [Roll:14]
Adisakti works with Taylar in giving the villagers some basic combat training. He figures that the drastically differing styles of the two will be beneficial.

GM: The young villagers take readily to the training in weapons use. All of them show a marked talent for physical adeptness. It stands to reason that Acolyte Avery had some skill in judging recruits, even if he did force their selection.

Though Taylar is a bit blunt and crude in his attempt to garner information from the soldiers, they seem willing to speak. The commonality is that they were all born in Thisidaboga to poor families. As a means of bettering themselves, they separately joined the Thisidan Regulars. They explain that they usually work as a police force within the city and sometimes make forays into the near forests looking for pockets of predatory animals that threaten the sheep or the occasional rumor of hostile peoples. This is the first time that have left the city on a specific mission.

He explains that Acolyte Avery reports to and receives his orders from Bishop Phillipe, but ultimately everything comes from the Divine Praetor, and that the priesthood has begun to proclaim prophetic visions which are dictating the current actions of the church and as a result, the soldiers.

One of the villagers comments on her surprise that such a diverse group of young men are able to work so harmoniously, though Raven Elk is mistaken for a Rheini, like Maka. They note that Vittero is the only Thisidan of the group, and he never acts like he is in charge.

Raven Elk helps the village rebuild and uses some of the healing skills he learned from Ma to help the ailing and hurting during the day; sometimes manipulating Way, sometimes not, depending on the depth of the healing that's needed. At night, Raven Elk pours through the books and scrolls of the "high priest", or whatever he was, trying to learn everything he can about this violent sect.
Vittero assists Raven Elk in tending to wounded villages and foraging for useful herbs.
[sblock=Forage]Mercantile + Clarity + d100
Raven Elk: 17 + 24 + 50(default) = 91
Vittero: 23 + 25 + 67 = 115[/sblock]
GM: Though Raven Elk is unable to locate any useful herbs with actual medicinal properties, he applies harmless leaves in their place while manipulating Mystic Way lines. He thinks about how much more knowledge of plants his adoptive mother must have. The second time he performs this trick an epiphany hits him like a physical blow to the chest. Vittero's father has been performing the same trick for years, disguising his talent with useless herbs. It also explains why when he assists Raven Elk's mother the results are greater. The residents of the Outpost say that it is a blessing from the Dawn. Vittero nods at Raven Elk, indicating that he has known this for a while. Though tending to wounded, even Thisidan soldiers, is a benevolent act, the talent for manipulating Way is always disguised.


OOC: Raven Elk is not fluent in Thisidan and cannot read or write any language.

Seeing Raven Elk pouring over the ledger one evening, Vittero sits beside him. "My father insisted that I learn to read and write. I hated it when I was younger, especially when when I wanted to play outside. I can help you or father will teach you when we are back in town."

GM: Vittero reads the writing to Raven Elk, while the others are busy on other things. The book is a journal. Though the entries appear to be sequential, they are not dated. The book is very boring and difficult to read. It begins with commands from someone named Bishop Phillipe and then proceeds like a travel log. It discusses encounters with small clans of Kaalatala, Evipau, and Kinamin before printing commands to search the fishing villages for heretics and blighters. It also gives a command to recruit suitable flesh for new soldiers and female spies. The recruits are to be brought to the Cathedral of Light to begin Deprivation Training.

Maka revises his original assumption and begins to examine all three of the idols, trying to ascertain whether or not they have any mystical properties.
[sblock=Alchemical Sensitivity]Mercantile + Analysis + d100 = 30 + 19 + 50(default) = 99[/sblock]
GM: All three symbols are rudimentary wood carvings. One is a jackal, which is the symbol of the Kaalatala, a known sociopathic tribe of Faethrins. One is a lion, which is the symbol of the Evipau, a known psychotic tribe of Aedamans. The third is a bear, which is unknown. Maka senses no mystic properties from any of them, but he finds a bloodstone wedged into the belly of the bear, which he knows should augment the bearer's health.

[sblock=Vittero tallies]a total of four suits of full padded armor for an average sized Aedman and two suit of the same for an Aedman female, counting the one Maka is going to repurpose. There are six small wooden shields, since even the soldiers who ran dropped theirs, and four shortswords, counting the one Taylar acquired. There are three knives, two recurve bows, and 31 arrows.[/sblock]
[sblock=Inventory]
OOC: Current Inventory:
4-Wheeled Cart pulled by 2 donkeys
Coins:
  • chest of various coins
  • francs: 121
Animal Parts:
  • Beetle Carapaces: 31
  • Large Beetle Carapaces: 11
  • Fisher Hides: 30% cover
  • Grizzly Hide: 360% cover
  • Dove Feathers: 10 sets: {Health +1}
  • Rock Pigeon Feathers: 3 sets: {Health +1}
  • Boar Tusk: 2 pair: {Confluence +1}
  • Running Bird Tail Feathers: 6 sets: {Confluence +1}
  • Mourning Bird Tail Feathers: 1 set: {Persona +2}(-Persona x2)
  • Grizzly Skull
Minerals:
  • Slate: 64: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 10 {Heat x2}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 2 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 19: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 13: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 13: {Rend x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 20 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Chromium Ingot: 1: {Strength +1}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Mend Leaves: 1 measure {Mend x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {Muddle x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 1 measure {Soothe x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust:
  • Grizzly Claws: 20:
.
[/sblock]
[sblock=Character Data]
OOC: Vittero: hurt
Body: 10 - 4 = 6
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19
harnin arrows: 21
Taylar: hurt
Body: 10 - 13 = -3 + 7 = 4 + 4 = 8
Bracers: 20 - 14 - 14 = -8, ruined
Spaulders: 20 - 6 - 6 = 8
Tunic: 60 - 2 - 2 - 2 = 54
Maka: injured
Body: 10 - 1 - 4 = 5
Tunic: 50 - 6 - 6 = 37
harnin arrows: 23
Raven Elk: injured
Body: 10 - 9 = 1 + 3 = 4
Buckler: 20 - 1 = 19
Tunic 60 - 2 - 2 = 56
Adisakti: hurt
Body: 10 - 6 = 4 + 4 = 8
Tunic: 60 - 2 = 58%
javelins: 1
[/sblock]
[sblock=Party Discovers]Acolyte Avery's Ledger
Slate Boulder: 76 stones worth, East Pass
Tin Vein: 43 stones worth, East Pass
Zinc Vein: 61 ingots worth, 7 days north East Pass
Keep of the Rising Sun[/sblock]
 
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Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
One of the villagers comments on her surprise that such a diverse group of young men are able to work so harmoniously
Taylar replies, "It is our diverse personalities and skills that allow us to succeed so well. You might think about doing the same in your own village." If there are any comely women there Taylar will attempt to seduce them. (I don't consider that something to roll for, it's roleplay.) If it works with your story, great, if not, great. I'm good either way.
I can help you or father will teach you when we are back in town
Taylar says, "That seems a skill we should all take up, considering the symbols and words we encountered at the Keep. Would your father or anyone else have a book about places like the Keep of the Rising Sun? Perhaps we can be the first to write about it."
 


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