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 Post subject: Re: Act 1, Scene 2: “The Edge and Back” (Group B: Main Game
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:46 pm 
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“They were Orcs... I could not. My mother’s killers. Everything was going well, but there was a curse of ineptitude about us... myself, you, and Boyd. even Van could not manager a hit.. if was a low moment for all of us. what I need is a bow made for my strength, do you know who could create such a weapon? It would keep me from melee..”

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 Post subject: Re: Act 1, Scene 2: “The Edge and Back” (Group B: Main Game
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"To be fair... I'm not a fighter. I did manage to scare a few with an illusion. Does the city put out armored patrols?"

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Linar smiles noncommittally.

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OOC: Just recalled Linar does not speak Common, so is this conversation in elvan?


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“I know Van... your talents with the Arcane will outpace and outstrip mine however, proving that might is more than the strength of ones arm.”

OOC: yes. It’s Garroth’s native language.

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 Post subject: Re: Act 1, Scene 2: “The Edge and Back” (Group B: Main Game
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[Elven will probably be easiest for everyone here. All of the pcs speak it I think, and there are enough Elves and half-elves in the populace that it won't be an issue]


The group relax and tell tales throughout the night, Cedric and the soldiers answering their questions as they come up. Eariel informs Garroth that such a suit of leather could be made for him, certainly, but the process would take several weeks and he would have to come in to have the fitting checked every week or so. A shield could be ready for him tomorrow, however.

The try to ease Linar's mind, explaining that while he certainly would be the subject of some curiosity, Bordertown was a very close knit community not unaccustomed to unique visitors. Word would very quickly spread that a Drow and a Minotaur were responsible for freeing citizens, and he would not be accosted. He is reminded that the Elves however might be rather cool to him. Regarding the coin, That amount you might need to exchange in several places. I could have it changed at the Royal Armory in the keep.

Perhaps if you had told us what you were doing before attacking, we could have helped more... Tag says regarding the raid on the orc bandits. To van he nods, Yes, we have patrols out within and outside of the town each night.


The next morning the market opens at daybreak [boyd is welcome to sell his furs and things], and a generous breakfast is prepared for them. Cedric returns to inform van that he'll certainly be allowed to use the magic shop in the 2nd ward, and offers to escort him when ready so he finds it easily.




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[Boyd is can sleep in the stable if he wants; even in the same horse-stall with Salem if he wishes. He does have a room already arranged for him if he wants to use it though.

Armor for Garroth would have to be custom made, which would take weeks. But don't forget, he wouldn't be able to cast arcane spells in it. A 'small' shield could be prepared for him from a Medium shield with a simple modification to the grip. That would cost 7 gp.


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He will do that and ask directions to the castle Boyer. Once there he will show the man his longbow, and ask about the possibility of making such a bow with a 180 lb pull. “For shooting rabbits that hide behind trees.” Garrotte jokes.

OOC: whatever pull is appropriate - of not for 19 Str, the best he can muster.

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 Post subject: Re: Act 1, Scene 2: “The Edge and Back” (Group B: Main Game
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Linar awakens early enough to refresh/regain his spells.
During breakfast he tries to pick up some simple phases of Common, falling back into elven as required.
After thanking the hosts for a wonderful breakfast, Linar inquires where if a few more arrows might be acquired, (enough to refill his quivers to 30 sheaf and 10 flight.).
If that is successful, the dark elf asks whether there is a temple to Corellon in the town and whether him visiting it would be problematic.
Finally Linar tries to tag along with any visiting the to the mage, not that he thinks he has enough cash for another spell, but more to see what the prices are like and (mostly) to gain a little more of the Common language.

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[OOC: is this worth 2% chance to understand Common?]


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 Post subject: Re: Act 1, Scene 2: “The Edge and Back” (Group B: Main Game
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Boyd will avail himself of the nearest source of water to clean up and make himself presentable before venturing to the market.
There, he will settle in with his wares spread out on a blanket - raccoon and beaver pelts, the warg skin and warg skull, and the jawbone and tusks from the boar he found in the woods a few days ago. Next to that he will place the short sword he scavenged and a string of amber beads.
Then he will sit on his pack and lean back against Salem and wait.

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 Post subject: Re: Act 1, Scene 2: “The Edge and Back” (Group B: Main Game
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After breakfast, Cedric offers to escort van to the mage shop. He also arranges for mounts to help the still-recovering linar and Garroth get around. Linar is provided a mild-mannered horse whose height will not be a challenge for the weary Drow, and Garroth is loaned a massive Draft horse, one of the only animals available that can carry him reliably. The aide leads the trio to the well built and defended keep. The newcomers draw nearly every eye, standing out from the primarily human and half-elven crowd drastically. their mounts are tethered as they enter the structure. The keep itself is almost like a small town all it's own, but with an exceptionally orderly and militant air about it. The first stop proves to be the bowyer, and Garroth is left with a squire to see to his needs while cedric leads the others on.

The minotaur is greeted by the castle bowyer, a man named Terrence in his late thirties with a triangular scar on his cheek. Garroth asks about a bow with a stronger pull to it, showing his own for comparison. Terrence inspects the piece and seems impressed by its size and make. This is one of those Wood-giant bows, huh... never made one before but it looks similar enough. Of course the materials would make it a little more expensive; and making it strong enough to withstand the kind of pull you're asking for would take some research on my part, as well as a lot more work to make sure it's right... I could probably have something like that made up over two weeks, but it'll probably end up costing almost five times what a normal longbow would... The man chuckles and says Might be easier to just carry a ballista and call it a crossbow. he chuckles at his own joke. But if you want me to get started on it, i'll take one tenth as a down-payment. [that would be about 37gold 5 silver downpayment, with the balance due on completion. total 375 gold]


Cedric leads Vanidur and the weary Linar through a series of turns and corridors. The layout of the keep seems to be intentionally confusing. Eventually he reaches an apparent dead end, but knocks on a section of wall. After a moment, the stonework opens to reveal a secreted shop! All manner of concoctions line various pieces of railed shelving. Stones glowing with a magical light populate the room giving it a bright feel. A robed human man in the back pours over a text while grinding something with mortar and pestle. He glances up as they arrive, blinking at the sight of the drow and elf, then returning to his concentration. Well, it seems the rumors of a dark-elf were true... how interesting. Cedric translates the remarks into elven for the benefit of Linar. The man switches immediately to Elven, and introduces himself as Calan Martins as he lays a ribbon to mark his place and turns his attention towards the visitors. I have heard that dark elves have their own innate magic.. fascinating... Though... is it truly derived from a radiation available only deep deep in the darkest caverns? he asks, interestedly.


Boyd is able to clean up at the inn, and makes himself presentable before going to market to sell furs. He and Salem park themselves along a busy street where other hawkers and merchants are about. The dwarf gets some little interest about his wares, but much more about himself and Salem. A few local children approach to try to pet the boar, but don't get too close if Salem appears agitated. There are some inquiries about the sword as well, like where it came from, and how good the craftsmanship is. He is able to make a few sales even before lunch...
[boyd gets an offer of 8 gold on the worg pelt. two people are interested in raccoon pelts for 2gp each, one person for beaver at the same price, and one offer for a raccoon pelt at 1 gold (let me know which if any of these he accepts)]


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Casters, please declare which spells you wish to have memorized.

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regarding the 2% common thing... I suppose we could consider that linar is basically immersed in an environment where people are speaking common right now. before it was all elven, because he associated mostly with elves and those who speak elven. I'd be willing to implement a 'immersion' rule for popular languages like basic common, dwarven and elven when exposed to an immersive environment. For instance, spending time in a human city or dwarven town would add a per-diem percentage. Let's call it an int check to gain 1% per day, to a max of 50. since he was out for most of the previous day when arriving in town, we can call this game day "day 1". The primary language of bordertown is common.
-at the moment I don't have a lot of time for backtracking and counting how many arrows were spent and lost for linar. I'll just say he was able to pick up the balance to reach the 30/10 sheaf/flight arrow target for free with Cedric's help; especially since this place is packed with fighters.


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 Post subject: Re: Act 1, Scene 2: “The Edge and Back” (Group B: Main Game
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Linar bows, "I am. And spared death by Correlon's Grace. I am Linar and would be interested in turn to know what spells you might have for sale. While funds are on the low side just now, perhaps something could be agreed."
The elf takes the opportunity to practise some of the words and phrases in the common tongue.

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All good and thanks.

Note: If another wishes to pick up rudiments of one of the languages Linar can speak (Drow, Duergar, Elvish, Illithid, Orcish, Sign Language, Svirfneblin, Undercommon ) then he'd be prepared to reciprocate for ongoing Common tuition.


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Garroth counts out 22 gold and 155 silvers, “Here is the downpayment. We will head out again soon, and may not be back for several weeks. I ask that you keep the bow for a full three months against my return.... also if there is any work I can do to help work off my remaining debt, I will gladly do it. I can shape bowstaves and fletch arrows.. Elven trained.... I can also lift heavy things, do sums and read...”

Garroth smiles.. spying the man’s pot of bow lacquer.. “Abh... I know just the thing.. That lacquer that you use to laminate your bowstaves, it’s creation is a laborious process and it’s expensive to purchase.. but I can create 6 gallons in a single day.. in fact... I can duplicate any liquid you give me a sample drop of... be it the finest Whisky or the rarest lacquer or glue. If you wish, I will return tomorrow and provide a demonstration?”

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 Post subject: Re: Act 1, Scene 2: “The Edge and Back” (Group B: Main Game
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This might be a retrofit:
When Linar regains his CLW spell, seeing how battered Garroth is, he casts the CLW on his friend and says, "Maybe try to be more careful next time, friend. I know it's difficult, but try to contain the impulsiveness. We were both lucky to see another dawn this time." Garroth can presumably see that Linar is still very poorly.


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“We are hopefully lucky enough to learn by our mistakes. Thank you my friend.” Garroth replies to Linar.

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[lets assume the conversation Linar and Garroth are having happened earlier, as they are not in the same place right now]


The Keep, Bowyer/Fletcher: Garroth
Terrence considers Garroth’s suggestion. We have people who produce our lacquer, but… well I’m sure I could make use of some extra. The human thinks it over briefly and nods, I suppose that amount would be worth about thirty gold to the shop. I could put credit it towards your order if you like. he offers.


The Keep, Hidden Alchemist: Linar, Vanidur
Ah, of course. Calan replies. He produces a slate tablet with the names of several arcane spells on it. These are, of course, somewhat minor magics; but useful to the agile mind. The sale of higher magics are, of course, restricted by the crown. You understand. he says.


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In retro, Linar cast Cure Light Wounds on Garroth
Linar CLW on Garroth [1d8] = 1
Garroth is healed 1 hp to a total of [3/18]

Garroth puts a down payment on the Oversized Strength bow
Price: 375 gold (down payment 1/10 of price, he pays 22 gold 155 silver)
337.5 gp remain


Calan shows Linar and Van the Hidden Alchemist shop spell list:
L1 (100 gp): Balance, Dancing lights, Detect magic, Identify, Message, Preserve, Run, Sharpen, Tenser's floating disk, Ventriloquism

L2 (250 gp): Detect invisibility, Eagle eyes, Melf's Acid Arrow, Mirror image, Seal, Shatter


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Linar nods to Calan and says, "Thank you. I am interested in Identify, but I am a little embarrassed for coinage. Would you consider a trade?"


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