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TUW: The Outpost

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Posting for @Waynan
Seeing that Adisakti has managed to physically injure the man, Raven Elk switches tactics. Instead of attempting to hinder the man's mind, he will acidify his bodily fluids.
OOC: 65, 75
 

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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Taylar intends...
Taylar: 27(soullessness)
Raven Elk: 40(camo)
Adisakti: 35(camo)
Markidian: 48(soullessness)
Taylar: 28(strength & motility)
Adisakti: 37(athletics)
Markidian: 48(strength)
Taylar: 502 + 100(bludgeon) = 602
Raven Elk: 323 + 200(bend) = 523
Adisakti: 512 + 100(sword) = 612
Markidian: 421 + 100(sword) + 50(hurt) = 571
Taylar: 46(aggression) + 41(accuracy) + 28(fury) + 57(d100) = 126 + 28(strength) = 154 + 100(flank) = 254
Adisakti: 34 + 36 + 37 + 61 = 168 + 37(athletics) = 205
Markidian: 38 + 20 + 58 + 61 = 177 + 48(strength) = 225

Taylar: 45(defend) + 40(counter) + 24(analysis) + 78(d100) = 187 + 28(motility) = 215 + 27(soulless) = 242
Adisakti: 24 + 43 + 22 + 76 = 165 + 35(camo) = 200
Markidian: 38 + 20 + 30 + 76 = 154 + 48(soulless) = 202
Raven Elk: 48(bending) + 40(acidity) x 2(weed) + 65(d100) = 193

Markidian: 38(conditioning) + 30(clarity) + 61(d100) = 129
Markidian: 254 - 202 = 52% * 10 = 5 - 3(soak) = 2
205 - 202 + 20(kilter), blocked. Body: 10 - 4 = 6, hurt.
163 - 153 = 10% * 4 = ~1. Mind: 10 - 2 = 7, irritated.
193 - 129 = 62% * 4 = 2. Body: 6 - 2 = 4, hurt
Taylar: 235 - 224 = 11% * 20 = 2 - 18(bracers), ineffective x 2
Adisakti: 225 - 200 = 25% * 30 = 8 - 12(tunic), ineffective
The Markidian suddenly becomes much more difficult to focus on, as if the eyes of the viewer want to simply slip by. Taylar instantly recognizes that the man has the same mystical talent as his own. The man then nearly skewers Adisakti; but for the protective bearskin, he would have. The man attempts to shield bash Taylar, but the effort is ineffective.

Taylar gets passed the shield and cracks the man in the chest with one of his bludgeons. The leather armor saves a broken bone, but some of the wind is still knocked out of the man.

Having acquired the man's focus with his first sword swing, Adisakti cannot make contact with his second.

Using a bit of itch weed, Raven Elk increases the man's injury by making his body seem to eat away at him from the inside.

The man is not fairing so well against three competent foes. There is yet no sign that the girls are aware of the battle.
Taylar: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19 - 1 - 1 = 17
Spaulders: 18 - 2 - 1 = 15
Tunic: 57 - 2 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 = 35
Raven Elk: full wellness
Buckler: 19
tunic: 57 - 4 -6 - 1 = 46
Adisakti: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19 - 2 = 17
Tunic: 57 - 5 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 4 = 28
OOC: Current Inventory:
harnin short swords: 14 (In Refuge)
Coins:
  • chest of various coins (In Refuge)
  • marks: 171
Animal Parts:
Grizzly Claws: 20. ??

Minerals:
  • Slate: 62: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 4 {Heat x2}
  • Coal: 1: {Heat x3}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 1 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 1: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 1: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 10: {- Body x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 1 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Lighter Pine: 8 measures {heat x2}
  • Mend Leaves: 3 measure {+ Body x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {- Mind x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 2 measure {+ Mind x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust: ??
.
Acolyte Avery's Ledger (In Refuge)
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State mystical and nominal combat actions. Provide 2 random rolls.
 


MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Taylar intends...
Taylar: 27(soullessness)
Raven Elk: 40(camo)
Adisakti: 35(camo)
Markidian: 48(soullessness)
Taylar: 28(strength & motility)
Adisakti: 37(athletics)
Markidian: 48(strength & motility)
Taylar: 602 + 100(bludgeon) = 702
Raven Elk: 523 + 200(bend) = 723
Adisakti: 612 + 100(sword) = 712
Markidian: 571 + 100(sword) + 60(hurt) = 731
Taylar: 46(aggression) + 41(accuracy) + 28(fury) + 155(d100) = 270 + 28(strength) = 298
Adisakti: 34 + 36 + 37 + 125 = 232 + 37(athletics) = 269 + 100(flank) = 369
Markidian: 38 + 20 + 58 + 120 = 236 + 48(strength) = 284

Taylar: 45(defend) + 40(counter) + 24(analysis) + 110(d100) = 219 + 28(motility) = 247 + 27(soulless) = 274
Adisakti: 24 + 43 + 22 + 93 = 182 + 35(camo) = 217
Markidian: 38 + 20 + 30 + 88 = 176 + 48(soulless) = 224 + 48(motility) = 272
Raven Elk: 48(bending) + 40(toxicity) + 75(d100) = 203

Markidian: 38(conditioning) + 30(clarity) + 88(d100) = 156
Markidian: 298 - 272 = 26%% * 10 = 3 - 20(soak), ineffective
369 - 272 + 20(kilter) = 77% * 20 = 15 - 6 = 9. Body: 4 - 9 = -5, incapacitated.
203 - 156 = 47% * 4 = 2. Mind: 7 - 2 =5, dazed.
Taylar: 284 - 274 = 10% * 20 = 2 - 18(bracers), ineffective
Adisakti: 284 - 217 = 67% * 5 = 3 - 6(tunic), ineffective
67% - 34% = 33% * 10 = 3. Mind: 10 - 3 = 7, 3 strides
Despite the obvious talent of the Markidian soldier, he is not match against three. Alternating his attention and attacks, he manages to block the mighty bludgeon blow from Taylar, despite its added luck. This leaves him vulnerable to the saber from Adisakti, which incapacitates him.

In the course of the final volley of assaults, Taylar takes more damage to his bracers but is unharmed. Adisaki takes a full on shield bash and is knocked backward three strides, having some of the wind knocked from him, despite having skewered the Markidian, who then falls to the ground. The man is still conscious even though his mind is a bit further dazed due to the mystical assault of Raven Elk.

In the quiet aftermath of the heated battle, it sounds as if someone is approaching the scene. The most likely resultant is the six Daughter of Dawn who are in training.
Taylar: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 17 - 1 = 16
Spaulders: 18 - 2 - 1 = 15
Tunic: 57 - 2 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 = 35
Raven Elk: full wellness
Buckler: 19
tunic: 57 - 4 -6 - 1 = 46
Adisakti: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19 - 2 = 17
Tunic: 57 - 5 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 4 = 28
OOC: Current Inventory:
harnin short swords: 14 (In Refuge)
Coins:
  • chest of various coins (In Refuge)
  • marks: 171
Animal Parts:
Grizzly Claws: 20. ??

Minerals:
  • Slate: 62: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 4 {Heat x2}
  • Coal: 1: {Heat x3}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 1 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 1: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 1: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 10: {- Body x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 1 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Lighter Pine: 8 measures {heat x2}
  • Mend Leaves: 3 measure {+ Body x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {- Mind x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 2 measure {+ Mind x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust: ??
.
Acolyte Avery's Ledger (In Refuge)
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State intentions and nominal actions. Provide a random roll.
 
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Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
Taylar intends to smash the Markidian's face with a bludgeon to make sure he never rises. He motions to the Outliers to hide themselves again and will stay in the open to receive whoever is approaching, trusting his comrades to intervene if there is another fight. Taylar hopes the newcomers will take him for a brute like the Markidian did.
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Taylar... smash... face... motions...
Taylar: 28(strength & motility)
Adisakti: 37(athletics)
Markidian: 48(strength & motility)
The Markidian's skull breaks with a hollow cracking sound like snapping a large twig. It is certain no life remains in him. Raven Elk remains in his hidden location. Adisakti fades back into the trees, again seeking cover and discards his completely useless tunic, it having sustained too much damage for structural integrity.

A few quiet moments reveals that it is the six trainees who emerge from cover. The six girls are a few cycles younger than the Outliers. They are not properly fitted for battle and two are still carrying shovels. Seeing the instructor on the ground at Taylar's feet, one girl begins to yell at him. She is most likely the leader of the group. She is not looking at Taylar when she speaks. She is looking at the fallen corpse. Her mannerism indicates that she is venting, unaware that she can be understood. The six continue to move forward, passing the hidden location of Raven Elk.

"What have you done!? Who are you? Why kill our instructor? You think we are prisoner here!?"

One of the other girls mumbles something, indistinguishable at the distance. The speaker ceases talking and glares back at her. When she turns back and actually looks Taylar in the face from a distance of about 10 strides, the other girls move, haltingly, to form a semi-circle. The body language of all suggests that they are gauging the situation and running calculations in their heads.
Taylar: 40(perception) + 24(analysis) + 67(d100) = 131
Taylar notes that they are not without weaponry. Small knives can be seen secured about various places on all of their bodies. The girls seem to be debating with themselves over duty and preservation.
Taylar: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 17 - 1 = 16
Spaulders: 18 - 2 - 1 = 15
Tunic: 57 - 2 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 = 35
Raven Elk: full wellness
Buckler: 19
tunic: 57 - 4 -6 - 1 = 46
Adisakti: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19 - 2 = 17
Tunic: 57 - 5 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 4 = 28
OOC: Current Inventory:
harnin short swords: 14 (In Refuge)
Coins:
  • chest of various coins (In Refuge)
  • marks: 171
Animal Parts:
Grizzly Claws: 20. ??

Minerals:
  • Slate: 62: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 4 {Heat x2}
  • Coal: 1: {Heat x3}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 1 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 1: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 1: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 10: {- Body x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 1 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Lighter Pine: 8 measures {heat x2}
  • Mend Leaves: 3 measure {+ Body x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {- Mind x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 2 measure {+ Mind x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust: ??
.
Acolyte Avery's Ledger (In Refuge)
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State intentions and nominal actions. Provide a random roll.
 

Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
Taylar does not lower his guard. He decides not to attempt any deception, and says to these girls in the same language they spoke, "This man was only teaching you to be murderers and home stealers. We have seen groups like yours attack people and destroy them for not following their beliefs. My allies and I will not allow this to continue. You may leave here now, in peace, but if you continue on this path, it will lead to your destruction, either by my hand or another."
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Posting for @Waynan
Uncharacteristic yet feeling compelled to do so, Raven Elk reveals himself from his hidden location behind the girls and adds to the words of Taylar. "Look at me. What do you see? I was born a Kinamin, a people of known maleficence, and yet here I stand, peaceably in my own mind, friend of the Maldrog to whom you speak. We know you were kidnapped as small girls. You are being used. Reject this course of action and live."
OOC: 53
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Taylar... says...
... Raven Elk... adds...
Taylar: 51(coerce) + 25(muddle) + 52(d100) = 128
Raven Elk: 53 + 40(befriend) + 53 = 146
Taylar: 28(strength & motility)
Adisakti: 37(athletics)
Markidian: 48(strength & motility)
The girls are stunned to silence, not only by the fluency of their own language but by the gravity of the words. The lead girl starts to respond but only stammers. Shaking her head to build her rage, she barks orders for the other girls to fan out and attack. To the Outliers, the girls are badly outmatched, but they will likely avoid melee, since undertaking a foolhardy assault. Each man being taller and faster, Taylar instantly deduces that he can run down one target at a time, if he so chooses.

Four of the girls move, but the two in the back simply stand where they are, making no hostile movement. One of whom was carrying a shovel drops it.
Taylar: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 17 - 1 = 16
Spaulders: 18 - 2 - 1 = 15
Tunic: 57 - 2 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 = 35
Raven Elk: full wellness
Buckler: 19
tunic: 57 - 4 -6 - 1 = 46
Adisakti: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19 - 2 = 17
Tunic: 57 - 5 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 4 = 28
OOC: Current Inventory:
harnin short swords: 14 (In Refuge)
Coins:
  • chest of various coins (In Refuge)
  • marks: 171
Animal Parts:
Grizzly Claws: 20. ??

Minerals:
  • Slate: 62: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 4 {Heat x2}
  • Coal: 1: {Heat x3}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 1 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 1: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 1: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 10: {- Body x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 1 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Lighter Pine: 8 measures {heat x2}
  • Mend Leaves: 3 measure {+ Body x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {- Mind x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 2 measure {+ Mind x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust: ??
.
Acolyte Avery's Ledger (In Refuge)
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State intentions and nominal actions. Provide a random roll.
 

Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
Taylar tries again, but still in a defensive posture. "You owe no allegiance to the dead. Your teacher attacked first and paid with his life. Leave here now, or if you wish, we have a place you can go to find your own way in life. The teachers there will not force you to perform useless tasks to break your will."
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Taylar tries again...
Taylar: 51(coerce) + 25(muddle) + 89(d100) = 165
Taylar: 28(strength & motility)
Adisakti: 37(athletics)
Markidian: 48(strength & motility)
Having been kidnapped as younger children, subjected to cruel abuses, and indoctrinated in the ideology of the Cathedral of West Cove, the girls have an altered sense of reality and a skewed moral compass, but they are still young, yet. Taylar's second statement has more impact than his first, faltering the approach of three of the four girls. The leader of the unit is too far gone, not only has she been subjected to abuse, she has been trained in administering it.

The one girl screams in a feral manner, saliva flying from her mouth, as she charges at Taylar in complete foolhardy stupidity. She does not throw the small knives she draws. She rolls them in her hands so that the blades point downward. She launches herself in the air, raising both arms as if to bury the knives in the top of Taylar's head.

The tactic is so absurd that a dozen different responses race through Taylar's head in the span of two seconds. He even has time to shake his head, sadly, as he steps aside and clubs the girl once. She falls to the ground. Her head is bleeding and she is unconscious, but she is breathing.

A second of the girls takes a step forward from where the three had stopped encroaching. She is shaking in trepidation, almost to the point of convulsion. She stammers. "We, we know of no other life now... Our, our families are... no, no more. What, where is this new place of which you speak?

While this is happening, Raven Elk motions for the two girls near him to remove all of their knives and drop them to the ground. He then ushers them near the present site of conversation.

Adisakti only moves ever so slightly out of hiding. If anyone looks his direction, he may be seen. He relaxes his hold on the waylines that had made him harder to notice.
Taylar: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 17 - 1 = 16
Spaulders: 18 - 2 - 1 = 15
Tunic: 57 - 2 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 = 35
Raven Elk: full wellness
Buckler: 19
tunic: 57 - 4 -6 - 1 = 46
Adisakti: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19 - 2 = 17
Tunic: 57 - 5 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 4 = 28
OOC: Current Inventory:
harnin short swords: 14 (In Refuge)
Coins:
  • chest of various coins (In Refuge)
  • marks: 171
Animal Parts:
Grizzly Claws: 20. ??

Minerals:
  • Slate: 62: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 4 {Heat x2}
  • Coal: 1: {Heat x3}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 1 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 1: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 1: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 10: {- Body x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 1 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Lighter Pine: 8 measures {heat x2}
  • Mend Leaves: 3 measure {+ Body x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {- Mind x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 2 measure {+ Mind x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust: ??
.
Acolyte Avery's Ledger (In Refuge)
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. Feel free to make generalizations of dialogue and state nominal actions. Provide a random roll.
 

Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
Our, our families are... no, no more
Taylar addresses the girl that spoke. "The ones that destroyed your families are zealots. They kill your people so that no one is left to help you and you must conform to their rules. Sometimes they wipe out entire communities, leaving nothing behind. At one of these places where all were killed, we have set up a new place to live and grow. We learn what we wish to know from each other, and share our own skills to make a community that wants to be together, not forced to. We will take you to this place, and protect you along the way, but first, tell us what you know about this training area. Are there are any more people about?"
98(+76)=174
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Taylar addresses the girl... "... first, tell us what you know about this training area. Are there are any more people about?"
Taylar: 51(coerce) + 25(muddle) + 174 = 250
Adisakti walks to the unconscious girl on the ground. He strips her of all weaponry, then checks her head and moves her to a more comfortable resting position. "She will recover within the hour."

The second girl shakes her head, speaking more calmly, the adrenaline subsiding from her system. "No, it was we six and no more. We were each brought separately. We are trained individually until we reach adolescence, then we were brought together, here. We were all blind folded when brought in so that we do not know where we are or how we got here.

Though it is such a critical decision, there is really no choice in the matter. The five conscious girls agree to the relocation.
Taylar: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 17 - 1 = 16
Spaulders: 18 - 2 - 1 = 15
Tunic: 57 - 2 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 = 35
Raven Elk: full wellness
Buckler: 19
tunic: 57 - 4 -6 - 1 = 46
Adisakti: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19 - 2 = 17
Tunic: 57 - 5 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 4 = 28
OOC: Current Inventory:
harnin short swords: 14 (In Refuge)
Coins:
  • chest of various coins (In Refuge)
  • marks: 171
Animal Parts:
Grizzly Claws: 20. ??

Minerals:
  • Slate: 62: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 4 {Heat x2}
  • Coal: 1: {Heat x3}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 1 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 1: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 1: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 10: {- Body x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 1 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Lighter Pine: 8 measures {heat x2}
  • Mend Leaves: 3 measure {+ Body x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {- Mind x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 2 measure {+ Mind x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust: ??
.
Acolyte Avery's Ledger (In Refuge)
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and travel desires. Provide a random roll.
 
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Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
Taylar agrees to take the girls to Refuge. Before they depart, search the area for anything interesting, search the corpse of the Markidian. If there is nothing else of interest, leave and make camp a safe distance away.
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Taylar agrees to take the girls to Refuge... search the area... the corpse...
While Taylar searches the belongings of the fallen Markidian, Adisakti and Raven Elk pick up the unconscious girl and carry her back to the barracks. Adisakti speaks in Markidian, just so the girls will understand him. "She would prove dangerous to take with us, and I cannot see killing her or leaving her there on the ground. Though it is very likely she will continue down the path as she has been instructed, I do not care if she eventually reports to someone of our deeds. She would not know enough information for her words to be viable; and filled with such prejudice, she would paint an inaccurate picture. At this point, I want your malevolent leaders to come looking for us, anyway."
Taylar: 38(observation) + 25(clarity) + 50(d100) = 113
Raven Elk: 42 + 40 + 50 = 132
Adisakti: 34 + 42 + 50 = 126
Searching the man, other than the obvious metal sword, wooden shield, and leather tunic, Taylar also finds a leg bone of some feline strung from his belt and a jawbone of some pig fashioned as a necklace about his neck. The very presence of this fetish and talisman are directly opposed by the religion that this man is supposed to uphold. Taylar is not at all surprised by the hypocrisy, having sensed during battle that the man could bend waylines. The sword and shield are decent, as well as the leather tunic. The clothing may fit Raven Elk but would be too small for Taylar.

Back at the barracks, the girls instinctively retrieve their bows. With a few seconds hesitation, one of the girls offers her arrows to Adisakti. Adisakti nods and motions for the other girls to follow suit. He allows them to keep their bows.

In the main structure there is the expected food stores and water barrels. The sacks and containers are too large to conveniently carry, indicating that they had to arrive by wagon, prompting Raven Elk to ask some questions.

"How often are supplies delivered? Which reminds me, how did you arrive, on foot or by horse?"

As it happens, the supplies are delivered once a tenday. Two of the five girls arrived on foot. One says that she had been first carried by boat. The other three were carried in by horse. Once Taylar arrives, Raven Elk conveys his opinion in Maldrog. "Wherever these girls were kept until adolescence, one was close by. I suspect one was from the abandoned village across the bay. The other three were at some distance too far to reasonably walk."

In addition to the edibles, there are six leather tunics that would fit the girls, all of which are marked on the back with the symbol for Dusk, which has been erroneously taught as the symbol for Dawn, wooden practice weapons, and a wooden desk containing a ledger with writing and 34 loose marks.

A trap door is discovered under a woven rug. The opened door reveals a hidden compartment with a large wooden crate. Once the heavy crate is lifted and opened, the Outliers discover a cache of much better quality throwing knives and a very thin, arm length sword made of some iridescent, brownish metal. The pommel is modified with an enlarged, outward swept hand guard designed to deflect other blades.

By their reactions, the five girls had no idea about the trap door or its contents. By question, they affirm that they have never been in this building where the man slept.

Taylar: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 17 - 1 = 16
Spaulders: 18 - 2 - 1 = 15
Tunic: 57 - 2 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 = 35
Raven Elk: full wellness
Buckler: 19
tunic: 57 - 4 -6 - 1 = 46
Adisakti: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19 - 2 = 17
Tunic: 57 - 5 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 4 = 28
OOC: Current Inventory:
harnin short swords: 14 (In Refuge)
Coins:
  • chest of various coins (In Refuge)
  • marks: 171
Animal Parts:
Grizzly Claws: 20. ??

Minerals:
  • Slate: 62: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 4 {Heat x2}
  • Coal: 1: {Heat x3}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 1 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 1: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 1: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 10: {- Body x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 1 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Lighter Pine: 8 measures {heat x2}
  • Mend Leaves: 3 measure {+ Body x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {- Mind x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 2 measure {+ Mind x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust: ??
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Acolyte Avery's Ledger (In Refuge)
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and inquiries. Travel was delayed for the nature of the find. Provide a random roll.
 
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Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
Collect all the valuable stuff and give the girls their own portions of food to carry.
Taylar says, "Keep your leather tunics on for protection. It's still a dangerous journey back to our home. You can have new tunics made after we arrive."
At camp he will continue to drill the group on their martial skills to keep them busy and too tired to run away. He won't engage in psychological manipulation or religious indoctrination, preferring to let the girls begin to think for themselves.
He will attempt to determine the wayline proclivity of the talismans they found.
96(+05)=101
 

Waynan

Adventurer
Supporter
Raven Elk has had his fill.
Slavery, Subterfuge and Indoctrination.
What other horrors do these vile zealots have in store?
"My friends. The bile in me rises with every disgustingly new act these vile harbingers of deadly zeal concoct."
 

Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
Taylar replies to Raven Elk, "The problem is the illusion of control. People can't control other people, no matter how hard they try. Trying to exert control over others leads to frustration, since it is not possible, and so strict measures must be adopted and enforced so that the few may continue to profit from the efforts of the many. People can be manipulated, coerced, or dragged kicking and screaming, but ultimately each individual still makes their own decisions. We see this everywhere in civilization."
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
The words Adisakti had spoken as he and Raven Elk carried the fallen girl back to her cabin had only been partially true. Once settled in a bed and Raven Elk had departed, Adisakti says to the unconscious girl, "You are too far gone. Perhaps your next chance at life will prove better."

He cups her mouth and slits her throat, feeling his hand start to cool before he pulls it away and walks back to join the others. He feels no remorse or malice for having done such a deed. He deemed it necessary.
Collect... give the girls... portions... to carry...
One of the girls says, "This armor you found. It has the color and insignia for the Daughters of Dawn. We were to be raised as such when we completed our training. I do not know how long that was to be. Wearing this armor may have unforeseen repercussions."

The girls are used to taking orders and they don the tunics, carry their own bows and supplies, san arrows, which Raven Elk and Adisakti carry, allowing one girl at a time to knock one arrow for hunting and to see if they can be trusted. The girls are completely conditioned to follow orders and seem to look at the situation as having simply changed leadership.
At camp (Taylar) will... drill... martial skills...
With Taylar dual-wielding sticks for clubs, he presses the girls using his superior size, strength, and uncanny motility. The objective for the girls is to defend themselves with their bows and to try to keep away. It is good practice for them, their melee style being focused purely on motion. Adisakti uses stones and trains the girls in their primary style of combat, allowing them to throw at him as he throws at them. Raven Elk uses a cut sapling instead of his spear to round out their training against various styles of combat.
... attempt to determine the wayline proclivity...
Raven Elk has had his fill...
Taylar replies...
Adisakti cocks his head at the emotive statement from his quiet friend. Though the question was rhetoric, he has a sudden epiphany. "Propaganda. Propaganda comes next. Once key positions have been established in the surrounding communities and definitive threats have been eliminated, mass teaching will be used to infect the up and coming generation to maintain its own prison. Nothing could be more effective."
Taylar: 38(alchemy) + 24(analysis) + 101(d100) = 163, success
Time: 40 days / 163 = 6 hours, success
Raven Elk: 42 + 25 + 75 = 142
Time: 60 days / 142 = 11 hours, success
Adisakti: 34 + 26 + 88 = 148
Time: 40 days / 148 = 7 hours, fail
Taylar begins by holding the jawbone necklace, Raven Elk takes up the bear claws that have been carried around for quite some time, and Adisakti examines the leg bone fetish.

After almost six hours of holding the item, Taylar sees a vision of a large boar that was finally brought down by a spearman on a horse. The vision skips to the jaw being cleaned and boiled in tannic water, then strung with a cord to be fashioned as a necklace. When the man dons the necklace a translucent image of the boar circles the man and enters him, bolstering his resilience.
OOC: Confluence +3


After almost 10 hours of fiddling with one of the thumb claws of the bear, Raven Elk suddenly realizes that he has been seeing a pattern of life through the eyes of a bear and has been infused with its physical nature.
OOC: Strength +4


Though Adisakti can determine that there is a particular proclivity to the leg bone fetish, he cannot determine its nature.

During one of the training sessions, Taylar calls an immediate halt. One of the girls is able to darken the natural illumination around her, making it more difficult to focus on her. When she does so, the other four girls immediately cause the same phenomenon around themselves. The girls have no idea that they have manipulated waylines. They have been taught that by due diligence to their religion and training, they may receive blessings from the Lord of the Day. Having received such a "blessing" outside of any homage to their god causes them great confusion.
Taylar: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 17 - 1 = 16
Spaulders: 18 - 2 - 1 = 15
Tunic: 57 - 2 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 = 35
Raven Elk: full wellness
Buckler: 19
tunic: 57 - 4 -6 - 1 = 46
Adisakti: full wellness
Bracers: 20 - 1 = 19 - 2 = 17
Tunic: 57 - 5 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 4 = 28
OOC: Current Inventory:
harnin short swords: 14 (In Refuge)
bronze colored Dancer's Spike
harnin Longsword
halarin throwing knives: 24
Coins:
  • chest of various coins (In Refuge)
  • marks: 205
Animal Parts:
Feline Leg Bone: 1. ??
Grizzly Claws: 1. (Strength +4)

Minerals:
  • Slate: 62: {Thump x2}
  • Flint: 4 {Heat x2}
  • Coal: 1: {Heat x3}
  • Bloodstone: 2: {Confluence +1}
  • Sunstone: 9: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Heartstone: 5: {Confluence +1}
  • Lodestone: 1 {shock x2}
Ores:
  • Zinc Ingots: 1: {Health +1, Mend x2}
  • Tin Ingot: 1: {Persona +1, Muddle x2}
  • Lead Ingot: 10: {- Body x2}
  • Iron Ingot: 1 {Confluence +1, Mend x2}
  • Calcium Ingot: 1: {Cohesion +1, Restore x2}
Plants:
  • Lighter Pine: 8 measures {heat x2}
  • Mend Leaves: 3 measure {+ Body x2}
  • Muddle Leaves: 2 measure {- Mind x2}
  • Soothe Leaf: 2 measure {+ Mind x2}
Unknown Items:
  • Angry Spirit Dust: ??
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Acolyte Avery's Ledger (In Refuge)
Dod Training Ledger
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and inquiries. Provide a random roll.
 
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Kwargrow

Gamer Extraordinaire
Keep the boar jawbone necklace. (marked on record)
Taylar will halt martial training for the day and focus on the girls manipulating waylines. For the simplest analogy, he will take fire making tools and use them to make a fire, showing the girls what he is doing. Then he will put it out, and manipulate waylines to start a fire.
He explains, "The same thing is happening to start the fire, but when you focus your will you can make the fire start without tools." Taylar has each of them practice starting a fire on their own.
87
 

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