Upward from Land's End

Eric Zephlaer

Gaming Aficianado
Sprthnt decides to put another arrow in the Graggorid who Antapkos had injured. Cormorant shrugs at hearing the comment. He begins to remove any bodies from the road, killing any of the Talons who still breathe. Antapkos turns to face the guards, motioning for everyone to come back out. “The Burning Sun offers nothing but blight. The Maelstrom drowns fishermen. Cormorante and I decided to toss a coin for Fortune. She seems to have looked kindly upon it.”

Britta snorts. “I have never heard of the Burning Sun or the Maelstrom. They sound malevolent. It is the Earth who gave life to us Maldrogs, but I know of this Fortune from South Road Fair. She seems to smile upon those who would give homage, but be careful against her immortal enemy Misfortune. As I understand it, favor cannot be called to often or the enemy will answer, instead.”

Siofrita addresses the caravaners. “I think it will be best if we take you back to South Road Fair to recover. Asylim is too far, and the road can bode more danger.” All six begin clearing the road, looking for anything of interest or value.
OOC: 53
 

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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Sprthnt decides... Cormorant shrugs... Antapkos turns... Britta snorts... Siofrita addresses...
Antapkos: 24(observation) + 53(d100) = 79
Siofrita: 31 + 53 = 84
Cormorante: 23 + 53 = 76
Britta: 34(perception) + 53 = 87
Sprthnt: 34(observation) + 53 = 87
Kuwaia: 24 + 53 = 77
Since the man is trying to get away and not watching over his shoulder, Sprthnt has no difficulty putting him down with an arrow. The one, who could run, got away. Though the Graggorids are a most rudimentary of tribes, as the road is being cleared, it is noted that a few are adorned with trinkets or talismans that might be of interest, most of which are curious stones.

Cormorante finds a semi-translucent, dark, purple stone. Kuwaia finds a shiny, white, opaque stone that feels wet when rubbed, though no item is of any use to her. Siofrita finds a dark, red, opaque stone that contains streaks of purple and a talisman composed of five green feathers. Antapkos finds an opaque brown stone with flecks of semi-translucent blue running through it. Britta finds a bird skull fetish and a shiny, opaque orange stone with flecks of semi-translucent yellow running through it. Sprthnt finds a bird skull and a shiny, black, semi-translucent stone.

The four remaining and hurt caravaners are at a loss for making such a monumental decision. Eventually, with some discussion, they all decide to follow the wisdom of Siofrita and accompany the group back to South Road Fair.
Antapkos: full wellness
Sioftrita: full wellness
Cormorant: full wellness
Britta: full wellness
Sprthnt: full wellness
Tunic: 48
Kuwaia: full wellness
nothing at this time
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions and provide a random roll.
 

Eric Zephlaer

Gaming Aficianado
On the road back, five of the six youths will fondle the talismans or stones they discovered to determine their mystical usefulness. Kuwaia will, of course, give her's to Sprthnt. As it is still several days back, Siofrita and Sprthnt will flank the traveling group in order to acquire game.
OOC: 76
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
..., five... will... talismans... Kuwaia will... Siofrita and Sprthnt will...
Antapkos: 24(alchemy) + 76(d100) = 100, success
time: 20 days / 100 = 4 hours, 48 minutes, fail
Siofrita: 31 + 76 = 107
time: 20 / 107 = 4 hours, 30 minutes, success
Cormorante: 23 + 76 = 99, fail
Britta: 31 + 76 = 107, success
time: 4 hours, 48 minutes, success
Sprthnt: 34 + 76 = 110, success
time: 20 / 110 = 4 hours, 22 minutes
Siofrita: 31(observation) + 76 = 107
Sprthnt: 34 + 76 = 110
Though everyone but Cormorante could determine that their items were of mystical value, only Siofrita, Britta, and Sprthnt could identify that usefulness, conveying such information to Antapkos and Cormorante. Antapkos had earned an Azurestone, which when carried would augment his efficiency of movement (Motility +2). Siofrita had earned a Ruddystone, which when carried would augment her overall wellness, greater than the Bloodstone that she already carried (Health +2). She also discovered that the feather talisman was made from parrot feathers and would augment her dealings with others, better than the songbird feathers that she already possessed (Persona +2). Cormorante had earned a Grapestone, which when carried would augment his resilience of life better than the heartstone that he already possessed (Confluence +2). Britta had earned a Starstone, which when carried would augment her impetus for physical function and intellectual cognizance (Cohesion +2). She also discovered the skull from a Calling Jay, which would augment her dealings with other people greater than the sunstone that she already carried (Persona +2). Sprthnt had earned a Shadestone, which when carried would augment the inexplicable reason for life (Adhesion +2) and been given a slickstone, which when carried would augment his mental resilience (Will +2). He also discovered a skull from a Bandy Running Bird, which would augment his resilience of life better than the skull from a Thrush that he already carried (Confluence +2).

During the seven days required to walk back to South Road Fair, Siofrita and Sprthnt were able to efficiently keep the party supplied with fresh game, but nothing of significance was encountered. The injuries of the caravaners completely healed, leaving only scars of their previous existence. The residents, upon seeing the familiar faces, were surprised at the oddity of their return with some relative strangers in tow, several asking what event had befallen the group.
Antapkos: full wellness
Sioftrita: full wellness
Cormorant: full wellness
Britta: full wellness
Sprthnt: full wellness
Tunic: 48
Kuwaia: full wellness
nothing at this time
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions and provide a random roll.
 

Eric Zephlaer

Gaming Aficianado
Cormorant gave his Heartsone to Antapkos, after he replaced it with the Grapestone. The Bloodstone, Sunstone, and Songbird Feathers were discarded or given to the accompanying caravan members, if they desired them. Antapkos, with Siofrita by his side, told the story of the attack on the caravan, explaining the reasoning for bringing the previously injured members back to South Road Fair, instead of continuing on toward Asylim, after the departing caravan. Figuring other, more important, members of the community could make any necessary decisions concerning the new arrivals, the six took some leisure time, until they got bored or something garnered their attention.
OOC: 66
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Cormorant gave... Antapkos... told...
The four new arrivals quickly forgotten, the Sojourn Six became bored, or rather restless, by the very next morning. Intimate occupation was far too limited for the male gender, and other pursuits must be entertained for a necessary period of physical recovery. Fortunately, the female psyche, unless damaged, was such that a singular occupation was far too focusing, and other activities were greatly appreciated. It had, far too quickly, become imperative that the six found something to do or some direction to explore for no assistance was so soon to be of the offering.

All six, without question or even hesitation, would have been accepted as their own band of roving scouts, but this was far too mundane for ones who had seen even as little more of the world as these six had. Sitting around a table at the Boar’s Head, until Giodavi finally ran them out, the six stood outside, staring into nothingness, for what seemed an hour, until it was finally, and with exasperation, decided to follow the river upstream to the known Spiofthest community called Plum Orchard. The plum trees would be going dormant during the current season, but something had to be done to stave off insanity, thus earning them their moniker of the Sojourn Six.
Antapkos: full wellness
Sioftrita: full wellness
Cormorant: full wellness
Britta: full wellness
Sprthnt: full wellness
Tunic: 48
Kuwaia: full wellness
nothing at this time
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions and provide a random roll.
 

Eric Zephlaer

Gaming Aficianado
Having made steps, literally, to rid themselves of their adolescently undisciplined dolor, the six split into their amorous pairs as they travel. Antapkos and Siofrita will take the lead, since Siofrita has a bow, following as reasonably close to the river as possible looking for game or anything else of interest. Cormorant and Britta will trail, since neither is well suited to the use of a projectile weapon. Sprthnt and Kuwaia will pace along between, more inland, also keeping an eye out, since Sprthnt has a bow. If enough game is not acquired during travel, specific forays will be conducted each evening and morning, to acquire meat and check snares, while Cormorant and Britta tend camp.
OOC: 66
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
... the six split...
Antapkos: 24(observe) + 66(d100) = 90 + 34(smell) = 124
Siofrita: 31 + 66 = 97 + 26 = 123
Cormorante: 23 + 66 = 89
Britta: 34(perception) + 66 = 100
Sprthnt: 34(observe) + 66 = 100 + 26(hearing) = 126
Kuwaia: 24 + 66 = 90 + 26(hearing) = 116
Eight days were required to follow the river from South Road Fair to Plum Orchard. Observant travel only offered the bare minimum of game, with the specific forays provided little more. The trip was pleasant enough and the sights, sounds, and smells provided new insight to the unfamiliar surroundings. One particular morning, Kuwaia calls Sprthnt to a snare that has had the misfortune of capturing a fowler. Knowing the small nuisances to be rather aggressive if cornered or snared, Sprthnt shoots it before getting close.

At the current time, Sprthnt happened to be slightly better at hunting than the others, but game was not what acquired his particular attention one evening. He spotted an estimated group of 6 to 10 adolescent males. It was difficult to determine the exact number with them moving through the forest toward the river. Their light brown skin was dyed with dark patterns making them appear fearsome and somewhat feline. Their attire was composed of rudimentary garments made from animal hides, which offered little coverage area. Their chosen weapon was a crude spear tipped with a sharp bone head. Sprthnt showed them to Kuwaia, but the two were not going to be able to return to camp without being noticed, and the group was headed directly there.
Antapkos: full wellness
Sioftrita: full wellness
Cormorant: full wellness
Britta: full wellness
Sprthnt: full wellness
Tunic: 48
Kuwaia: full wellness
nothing at this time
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions and provide a random roll.
 

Eric Zephlaer

Gaming Aficianado
Knowing it would be foolish to engage such numbers without the benefit of the other, Sprthnt and Kuwaia run back to the camp. Sprthnt yells as he runs, “Coming in!”

Kuwaia draws her ularin sword and enhances her strength, as she runs. When she reaches camp, she turns back to face the incoming group. Antapkos blends into the forest as best he can and take a position on the upstream flank, readying his javelin to throw. Siofrita moves back into cover, blending into the foliage and drawing an arrow to fire. Cormorant stands in the open. A ripple courses over his skin, as he readies a javelin, to fight, in each hand. Britta stands near him with her hammer and defender. She does not hide but alters her presence to make her more difficult on which to focus. Sprthnt runs through the middle of the camp, veering to the downstream flank to turn and fire an arrow, altering his presence like Britta.
OOC: 71
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
... Sprthnt yells...
Antapkos: 28(readiness) + 25(speed) + 34(clarity) + 71(d100) = 158
Siofrita: 23 + 34 + 26 + 71 = 154
Cormorante: 24 + 24 + 28 + 71 = 147
Britta: 25 + 31 + 27 + 71 = 154
Sprthnt: 26 + 31 + 22 + 71 = 150
Kuwaia: 31 + 25 + 24 + 71 = 151
Katalians: 40 + 81 = 121
The strangely painted youths fan out as they run after the retreating Sprthnt and Kuwaia, making crying sounds like wildcats. They likely suspect that the two are running toward friends, for they fan out, parallel to the river as they go. Each holds his spear as if intending it for melee. Two are closing in on the positions of Antapkos and Siofrita. Two are closing in on the position of Sprthnt. And six are running directly toward the waiting other three. Antapkos and Siofrita are about 5 strides, upstream, from the main three. Sprthnt is only about three strides, downstream, from the three. The enemy groups are about five strides from their prospective targets. Songbirds, that had grown accustomed to the presence of the Sojourn Six, cry in panic and fly away from the calls of the charging Katalians.
Antapkos: full wellness
Sioftrita: full wellness
Cormorant: full wellness
Britta: full wellness
Sprthnt: full wellness
Tunic: 48
Kuwaia: full wellness
nothing at this time
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions and provide 2 random rolls.
 

Eric Zephlaer

Gaming Aficianado
Antapkos will augment his athletic skill and throw his javelin at his closest opponent. Siofrita will shoot her arrow at the other while mystically assaulting him by bending chemical waylines to cause more physical harm. Cormorant and Kuwaia both close the distance to their chosen foes, both augmenting their ability to move. Britta will wait on hers to reach her, since she fights defensively. Sprthnt will fire his arrow at one of his opponents while mystically pushing him away with a pulse of air.
OOC: 57, 93 + 77 = 170
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Antapkos will... Siofrita will... Cormorant and Kuwaia... Britta will..
Antapkos: 34(camouflage)
Siofrita: 26(camouflage)
Cormorante: 36(strength, motility)
Britta: 24(soullessness)
Sprthnt: 27(soullessness)
Kuwaia: 26(strength, motility)
Antapkos: 200(bending) - 158 = 42
Siofrita: 270(launch) - 154 = 116
Cormorante: 200(move) - 147 = 53
Britta: 100(wait) - 154 = ~0
Sprthnt: 270(launch) - 150 = 120
Kuwaia: 200(move) - 151 = 49
Katalians: 200(move) - 121 = 79, 300(move) - 121 = 179
Antapkos: 28(launch) + 25(accuracy) + 24(clarity) + 57(d100) = 134 +50(range) = 184
Siofrita: 23 + 34 + 26 + 57 = 140 + 100(range) = 240
Sprthnt: 26 + 31 + 22 + 57 = 136 + 100 = 236

Katalians: 10 + 62 = 82
K1: 184 - 82 = 102% * 8 = 8 Body (Antapkos)
K4: 240 - 82 = 158% * 8 = 12 Body (Siofrita)
K5: 236 - 82 = 154% * 8 = 12 Body (Sprthnt)
Antapkos:
Cormorante: 25(aggression) + 24(accuracy) + 36(fury) + 57(d100) = 152 + 36(strength) = 188
Britta: 24 + 31 + 24 + 57 = 136
Kuwaia: 34 + 25 + 26 + 57 = 142 + 26(strength) = 168
Katalians: 40 + 62 = 102

Antapkos: 28(ready) + 24(dodge) + 31(analysis) + 57(d100) = 140 + 34(camo) = 174
202 - 174 = 28% * 7 = 2 - 3 = ineffective
Siofrita: 23 + 34(block) + 23 + 57 = 137 + 26(camo) + 10(bow) = 173
202 - 173 = 29% * 7 = 2 - 2 = ineffective
Cormorante: 24 + 24 + 31 + 57 = 137 + 10(javelin) = 147
202 - 147 = 55% * 7 = 4 - 3 = 1 Body
Britta: 25 + 34(counter) + 24 + 57 = 140 + 24(soul) + 20(defender) = 184
202 - 184 = 18% * 7 = 1 - 2 = ineffective
Sprthnt: 26 + 31(block) + 26 + 57 = 140 + 27(soul) + 10(bow) = 177
202 - 177 = 25% * 7 = 2 - 2 = ineffective
Kuwaia: 32 + 24 + 20 + 57 = 133 + 10(sword) = 143
202 - 143 = 59% * 7 = 4 - 2 = 2 Body
Katalians: 40 + 62 = 102
K3: 188 - 102 = 86% * 8 = 7 Body (Cormorante)
K6: 184 - 102 = 82% * 10 = 8 Mind (Britta)
K6: 136 - 102 = 34% * 4, * 8 = 1 Mind + 3 Mind + 3 strides (Britta)
K2: 168 - 102 = 66% * 10 = 7 Body (Kuwaia)
Siofrita: 42(bending) + 26(ionize) + 170(d100) = 238
Sprthnt: 47 + 26(push) + 170 = 243

Katalians: 30 + 98 = 128
K4: 238 - 128 = 110% * 6 = 7 Body (Siofrita)
K5: 243 - 128 = 115% * 8 = 9 Mind + 11 strides (Sprthnt)
Britta takes her stance about half a second before Antapkos throws his javelin, and Cormorante and Kuwaia reach their opponents. The javelin from Antapkos slices into the abdomen of his chosen target, cutting a nasty gash just below the rib cage, markedly slowing but not dropping the Wildcat. As that enemy staggers, Kuwaia slides to her left laterally swinging her right sword. The blade cuts a line of blood across the ribs as she moves, doing almost as much harm as that of the javelin of Antapkos. A second Katalian reaches her as she completes her cut. As she is slightly out of position to defend against the second man, the Wildcat stabs his crude spear, cutting Kuwaia’s right hip.

Cormorante stops his forward charge, lunging his right javelin forward and into the gut of his first enemy, doing as much damage as the cut of Kuwaia had. A second Katalian reaches him and stabs his spear by the guard of his second javelin. The crude blade is partially halted by his tunic, and the resulting cut is only a mere irritation.

Just over a second after Britta was set, Siofrita, then Sprthnt released their arrows. Each arrow finds a vital point in the body of its target. The two Wildcats thus struck, stumble and fall. As the arrow from Siofrita strikes her enemy, his insides begin to burn, caustically, almost killing him. The arrow from Sprthnt is accompanied by an unnatural force of air that throws the Katalian backward 11 strides. That one hits the ground, never to move again.

Just after those arrows are released Katalians reach Britta, Siofrita, and Sprthnt. Britta blocks the incoming spear with her defender and counters with her hammer, striking just below the collar bone of the extended arm of her enemy, knocking the breath from him. She follows back with her shield, slamming the defender into the upper body with enough force to knock the man backward 3 strides. The additional trauma from the fall causes the Katalian to lose consciousness. The last three to join the battle, though they are all second opponents, fail to capitalize on their flanking positions, and none is able to strike effectively enough to hit flesh, only protective clothing.

As less than two seconds of time has passed, seven of the ten Katalian Wildcats are still engaged. The one facing Antapkos is considerably hurt. Only one remains on Sprthnt, as the one flung away is dying. Two remain on Cormorante and two one Kuwaia, though one of each is injured. Only one remains facing Britta. Siofrita is free of any immediate threat.
Antapkos: full wellness
Sioftrita: full wellness
Cormorant: Body: 10 - 1 = 9, irritated.
Britta: full wellness
Sprthnt: full wellness
Tunic: 48
Kuwaia: Body: 10 - 2 = 8, hurt.
nothing at this time
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions and provide 2 random rolls.
 

Eric Zephlaer

Gaming Aficianado
Antapkos switches his sword to his right hand and thrusts it at the midsection of his injured foe. Siofrita, seeing that her heartmate is faring well, fires an arrow at the uninjured opponent facing Kuwaia, again adding the mystical chemical assault. Cormorant and Kuwaia, both, press in at their injured opponents. Brenda returns to her defensive position, waiting on her remaining enemy to attack. Sprthnt decides to delay firing another arrow, choosing, instead, to fling his second opponent away with a pulse of air, then fire.
OOC: 19, 35
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Antapkos: 34(camouflage)
Siofrita: 26(camouflage)
Cormorante: 36(strength, motility)
Britta: 24(soullessness)
Sprthnt: 27(soullessness)
Kuwaia: 26(strength, motility)
Antapkos: 42 + 200(bending) = 242
Siofrita: 116 + 270(launch) = 386
Cormorante: 53 + 80(javelin) = 133, 213
Britta: 0 + 80(hammer) = 80, 160, 240
Sprthnt: 120 + 100(bend) = 220
Kuwaia: 49 + 80(sword) = 129, 209
Katalians: 79 + 190(spear) = 269
Siofrita: 23 + 34 + 26 + 19 = 102 + 50(range) = 152
Sprthnt: 26 + 31 + 22 + 19 = 98 + 50 = 148

Katalians: 10(avoidance) + 32(d100) = 42
K1: 184 - 82 = 102% * 8 = 8 Body (Antapkos)
K4: 240 - 82 = 158% * 8 = 12 Body (Siofrita)
K7: 152 - 42 = 110% * 8 = 9 Body
K5: 236 - 82 = 154% * 8 = 12 Body (Sprthnt)
K8: 148 - 42 = 106% * 8 = 8 Body
Antapkos: 28(finesse) + 25(accuracy) + 34(clarity) + 19(d100) = 106 + 34(athletics) = 140
Cormorante: 25(aggression) + 24 + 36(fury) + 19 = 104 + 36(strength) = 140
Britta: 24 + 31 + 24 + 19 = 98
Kuwaia: 34 + 25 + 26 + 19 = 114 + 26(strength) = 140
Katalians: 40 + 32 = 72

Antapkos: 28(ready) + 24(dodge) + 31(analysis) + 19(d100) = 102 + 34(camo) = 136
Siofrita: 23 + 34(block) + 23 + 19 = 99 + 26(camo) + 10(bow) = 135
Cormorante: 24 + 24 + 31 + 19 = 98 + 10(javelin) = 108
Britta: 25 + 34(counter) + 24 + 19 = 102 + 24(soul) + 20(defender) = 146
Sprthnt: 26 + 31(block) + 26 + 19 = 102 + 27(soul) + 10(bow) = 139
Kuwaia: 32 + 24 + 20 + 19 = 95 + 10(sword) = 105
Katalians: 40 + 32 = 72
K9: 140 - 72 = 68% * 8 = 6 Body (Antapkos)
K3: 140 - 72 = 68% * 8 = 6 + 7 = 13 Body (Cormorante)
K6: 184 - 102 = 82% * 10 = 8 Mind (Britta)
K6: 136 - 102 = 34% * 4, * 8 = 1 Mind + 3 Mind + 3 strides (Britta)
K10: 146 - 72 = 74% * 10 = 7 Mind
K10: 98 - 72 = 26% * 4 * 8 = 1 Mind + 2 Mind + 2 strides
K10: 98 - 72 = 26% * 10 = 3 Mind
K2: 140 - 72 = 68% * 10 = 7 + 7 = 14 Body (Kuwaia)
Siofrita: 42(bending) + 26(ionize) + 35(d100) = 103
Sprthnt: 47 + 26(push) + 35 = 108

Katalians: 30 + 32 = 62
K4: 238 - 128 = 110% * 6 = 7 Body (Siofrita)
K7: 103 - 62 = 41% * 6 = 2 Body
K5: 243 - 128 = 115% * 8 = 9 Mind + 11 strides (Sprthnt)
K9: 108 - 62 = 46% * 10 = 5 Mind + 4 strides
This had very quickly and decidedly become a one-sided battle. The Sojourn Six were far superior to the ten katalian Wildcats who had made the mistake of attacking them. In less than four seconds all of the indigenous headhunters had been crippled or killed. None escape their fatal mistake. Only Kuwaia had been, actually, hurt and that was rather insignificant. It took longer for breathing to slow to its normal pace than it did to decimate the enemy.
Antapkos: full wellness
Sioftrita: full wellness
Cormorant: Body: 10 - 1 = 9, irritated.
Britta: full wellness
Sprthnt: full wellness
Tunic: 48
Kuwaia: Body: 10 - 2 = 8, hurt.
nothing at this time
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions and provide a random roll.
 

Eric Zephlaer

Gaming Aficianado
Sprthnt will help Kuwaia tend to her wound while everyone else finishes any enemies still breathing. The others will also gleen any curiosities, before everyone moves farther upstream to make camp. The next day the party will continue on its way to Plum Orchard.
OOC: 63
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Sprthnt...
The Katalian Wildcats were disappointingly void of curiosities, though they did have some foodstuff worth liberating. Plum Orchard was the name given to a Spiofthest community, by South Road Fair, for the literal expanse of plum trees. In addition to providing a tradable amount of fruit in its season, the plums also attracted quite a bit of game, which kept the local Faethrins in meat.

All was well and good in life but pointless. The Sojourn Six spent the remainder of the Cycle making trips to the various local communities, accomplishing much of nothing. Though their reputation was good and the youths were decent hunters, all of this motion felt more like avoiding labor; which admittedly, it was.

Returning to South Road Fair early during the Rebirth Season, some terrible news came to the forefront of everyone’s attention. Both of the former guards and both former caravaners, as well as two additional local Ansylins had been killed over the course of about three days. This was no mere accident or coincidence. These people were all assassinated. Their bodies were disfigured and displayed so as to leave no doubt. The level of avarice to commit such an act was incredible.

Very quickly after returning to town word reached the party that Giodavi, Clavo, and Sannit wanted to specifically speak with Antapkos and Cormorante. The four locals were included, because the six were inseparable. After the gruesome events were conveyed in exacting detail, Clavo said that he had no doubt that the deeds were done by a professional from the Assassins’ Guild in Asylim. Very little was known of the assassins, except for their existence. The guild had only been known to work outside of the city once before, as one had been sent for Sannit and the other Seekers. The three leaders were adamantly certain that Antapkos and Cormorante were in danger. Able-bodied laborers were never allowed to leave Asylim.

This was not a problem that could be met directly. No one knew any of the members nor how to contact the guild. It was suspected that one of the seven Magisters of Asylim controlled the guild, but this was only a suspicion. Not wanting more deaths in South Road Fair, something had to be done, but the three leaders had not determined a solution. Sannit and Clavo were of a similar mind, but their idea was risky and offered no vision of a future. Their idea was for the entire six, not just the two, to rejoin a different caravan headed back to Asylim, but there were too many uncertainties
Antapkos: full wellness
Sioftrita: full wellness
Cormorant: full wellness
Britta: full wellness
Sprthnt: full wellness
Tunic: 48
Kuwaia: full wellness
nothing at this time
OOC: Each character ages 1 Cycle and receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions and provide a random roll.
 

Eric Zephlaer

Gaming Aficianado
Siofrita spoke first, saying, “This is completely wrong! What you are suggesting is suicidal!”

Antapkos added, “This is completely unjust! Have we no choice in the matter?”

Cormorant pursed his lips and cracked his knuckles. “I will go. Is the morning soon enough?”

The others remained silent on the matter, Britta laying a hand on Cormorant, insuring that she would join him.
OOC: 78
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Siofrita spoke first...
Clavo stood from where he had been seated and stared down at the youths. The sarcasm in his voice was blatant. “Wrong? Unjust? Perhaps you feel your worth to be more than that of the ones who were killed? It is not.”

Sannit made a sound like he had spit upon the floor. He had not but the noise symbolized his irritation at the selfish responses. “Go meet your fate on your feet. You want to be respected? You want to be independent? You should want to be free of the those who wish to hold sway over you, by killing others in your stead. One does not become heroic without surviving opposition.”

Giodavi, more diplomatically, added to the statements of the two, perpetually angry men. “You can refuse. You can hide. You can run. We are not throwing you to the jackals. We are suggesting you hunt them instead of them hunting you. You six have skills that the general populace does not possess. Whether or not you are ready, those skills must now serve you or fail you. Death is coming for you. Your best option is to meet its handler on your own terms. It would not set well with the community if more citizens are killed. We do not get to choose the thoughts of others, even if we try to influence them.”
Antapkos: full wellness
Sioftrita: full wellness
Cormorant: full wellness
Britta: full wellness
Sprthnt: full wellness
Tunic: 48
Kuwaia: full wellness
nothing at this time
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions and provide a random roll.
 

Eric Zephlaer

Gaming Aficianado
Resolute to have been sufficiently admonished, Antapkos and Siofrita both give over to the calmer decisiveness of Cormorant. All six agree to depart with the next caravan, whosever it might be.
OOC: 83
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
... Antapkos and Siofrita...
The Sojourn Six were not being run out of town. Despite the unpleasantness of the meeting with the town leaders, no ill treatment or disregard followed. The matter having been settled Giodavi was his usual friendly self. Neither Clavo nor Sannit had ever been friendly. A few days passed before the Salt Caravan stopped for rest, returning to Asylim from Boga City. It was one of the smaller caravans, only composed of three wagons pulled by teams of burros. One wagon carried the salt. One wagon carried a popular item completely unique to Asylim, fish cakes.

Such an oddity had been developed based upon the manufacture of faux stone. During the Shifting Season, which was neither cold nor volatile in the southern tip of the continent, very large schools of a small silvery fish went through one of its two breeding periods of the Cycle. The thin fish, which were about the length of a person’s hand, were packed inside molded clay bricks and then baked in the kilns. The process was not so simple as it appeared, and no one outside of Asylim had ever attempted to duplicate it. The bricks could be broken by hand and the salted fish consumed whole, remaining edible for many seasons. The third wagon was for drinking water. As was the usual practice, the caravan would remain for an entire day, departing the morning after.
Antapkos: full wellness
Sioftrita: full wellness
Cormorant: full wellness
Britta: full wellness
Sprthnt: full wellness
Tunic: 48
Kuwaia: full wellness
nothing at this time
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State nominal actions and intentions and provide a random roll.
 

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