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Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:37 am

Halcyon wrote:OCC: Edited post, revere became respect. Not bluffing Gujoy, got war gods confused.(Don't have reference material, backpacking). I neglected to add +4 for Astral Speech as well.
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:37 am

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Verity wrote:"It bears mention as one of Juugug's new brothers, that I have old brothers too. The two eldest fight now in a great war with the dwarves. They revere Bane as you do. Also they are deep in faith of the Raven Queen, as all warriors should be. "

"She too revels in combat for the feast of souls it brings her. It is not Bane but She who ushers great warriors to the great mead halls of Celestia when finally they fall. War without Death would be most inglorious indeed."

"Bane and the Queen are not the same but each makes the other stronger. One is the cart to the other's wheel, the hammer to the other's anvil. Brothers can be like that too. New brothers and old. If Juugug's words and fists failed to make that clear, I hope it's clear now."

Diplomacy: 32+4+2*=38
Gujoy hesitates, considering Verity's argument; uncertianty crosses his features, and then Straegis comes in with the clincher ...

*(+2 Circ bonus to Verity's roll).

*Straegis wrote:"I am Straegis II, and I'm pleased to make your acquaintance." After the tussling between Juguug and his kin, Straegis continues "If we could rest here, it would be appreciated and I'm sure we could make it worth your while." He jingles his coin pouch indicating he would be willing to spare some coins as a token of appreciation. "It has been a grueling day and I'm sure we could all use a few hours to recover before our journey continues."
Gujoy tries to hold onto his resolve, but a uncontrolled smile creeps upon his face. You're in.

"Ahas! Gujoy, bethank ye!"

OOC: Sorry for the delay in response; was having a difficult time getting ready for work this morning. I'll post again when I get home.
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:40 am

151prooftattoos wrote:"Well meet Gayjor . . . me sorrowed dat ye be akin ta Juugug 'ere - mayhap us kin rest an' compensateth ye as wells. What ye profess'ins an what nots?"
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:41 am

Malazek wrote:"'Profess'ins? An what nots?' Me? ... uhh ... hearse driver." He glares at Vangg with palpable hatred, probably due to the ancestral hatred borne between Dwarves and Goblins.

But the promise of money seems to motivate the gnarly goblin, and no complaint is muttered as the party piles into his quarters looking for places to bed for the night. The noise of the bustling street outside continues to filter in, showing no sign of slowing for the night.

Juugug places his bedroll close to the door.

Eventually, Gujoy heads off to one of the backrooms. When he does, Juugug whispers, "Le's nigh be an fooled in dis matter; e'll betrayeth us when it 'curs ta 'im dat he can kills us an' taketh the gilds e's been apromised."
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:41 am

macksgarageusa wrote:When he sees Gujoy's response to the mention of gold, and hears Juugug's words, Straegis says "Hanel me jivne il pince, trimnal a wim gles ravim pas elhir saven 'din e bimeller'." (Perhaps we should give him a platinum, we wouldn't want to underestimate the value of purchasing another "vile of silence".) Straegis will set up his bedroll very close to Gujoy's door for the evening. He will alternate his time between rest, copying a portion of another ritual, and most importantly keeping a keen ear on Gujoy.

Malazek wrote:"Gujoy heads off to one of the backrooms. When he dies, Juugug whispers..."

O.O.C.: Ummm, hmmm...Did Vangg power word kill him? No wait, he is undead goblin hearse driver. I want his job! Perhaps another night of alternating watches due to our circumstances here?

DM EDIT: Haha. Should say "when he dOes". hehe
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Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:41 am

151prooftattoos wrote:OOC: Yes! Power Word Kill!!! The DM should give Vangg that power 10x per day~~~~
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:42 am

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Straegis wrote:Straegis will set up his bedroll very close to Gujoy's door for the evening. He will alternate his time between rest, copying a portion of another ritual, and most importantly keeping a keen ear on Gujoy.
A couple Perception rolls may (or may not) be necessary. Go ahead and roll 'em.
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:42 am

macksgarageusa wrote:Perception rolls:
1d20=19+5(half-lvl)=24,
1d20=7+5(half-lvl)=12,
1d20=13+5(half-lvl)=18,
1d20=9+5(half-lvl)=14

O.O.C.: Perhaps a little Crucial Advise, or assists from anyone else standing watch?
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:42 am

Swifthand wrote:Davin and Hound will take a watch, and Davin will offer Straegis some Crucial Advise (reroll with a +5).

Perception=35
Perception=32

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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:42 am

The Witch-King wrote:Mordax will take the last watch, relying on his natural senses to alert him of danger.
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:43 am

Malazek wrote:So, something like this?

Hours 1 & 2: Straegis, Davin, Hound
Hours 3 & 4: Straegis, Verity, Juugug
Hours 5 & 6: Straegis, Vangg, Taalgarnuk
Hours 7 & 8: Straegis, Mordax, Alex

(Kersh & Azrealbenzariel are in a different room).
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:43 am

Malazek wrote:An hour into the first shift, Davin and Straegis and Hound hear scraping sounds coming from one of the backrooms; they sound suspiciously like an old window being opened.
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:43 am

macksgarageusa wrote:When they hear the noise, Straegis motions for Davin to head around to the outside of the hovel. He will check to see if the bedroom door is locked and give Davin a moment to get around the house, if the door is locked he will charge into it to break it down. If Straegis catches Gujoy he will restrain him, quickly covering his mouth to prevent him from yelling.

Athletics(?): 1d20=4+13=17
Strength(?): 1d20=13+8=21

O.O.C.: Wasn't sure which one of those I needed, maybe both?
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:43 am

Halcyon wrote:OCC: Does anyone actively wake the rest of the party?
Does the commotion wake the rest of us?
Perception: 18
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:44 am

Malazek wrote:OOC: I tried to post last night, but couldn't get the boards to load.
Swift must've had the same problem.


Straegis wrote:When they hear the noise, Straegis motions for Davin to head around to the outside of the hovel. He will check to see if the bedroom door is locked and give Davin a moment to get around the house, if the door is locked he will charge into it to break it down.
Davin slips out the front door. The streets are still filled with Goblins and other folk, but the Elf moves quickly and quietly. Ducking behind pillars and boxes and other objects, he heads to the side of the dwelling, and peers down the narrow alley. He watches as Gujoy climbs out the window, and moves away from the street.

Inside, Straegis waits a moment, and then checks the door; it's locked. Throwing his weight into it, Straegis shoulders the door open. The tiny room is filthy, but Gujoy is gone! The open window provides a hint as to where he went.

Verity wrote:Does the commotion wake the rest of us?
Verity finds himself suddenly awake. After a moment of consideration, he thinks he heard a loud bang. He sits up and looks around, but he doesn't see Straegis or Davin anywhere. Wasn't this their watch?
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Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:44 am

Halcyon wrote:Seeing Gujoy’s door now open, Verity jumps to his feet and moves to investigate, whereupon he bumps into Straegis.
“What’s happened?” he asks the Marshal, just as he notices the light cast through the open window illuminates an empty bed.
“Azzy!” he utters with growing alarm as he moves to the next door and tries the latch.
If it doesn’t open he’ll try to shoulder through it.

Athletics: 17 roll, +5 level, +5 trained, +2 str, -2 armour* = 27
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Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:46 am

Malazek wrote:
Verity wrote:Athletics: 17 roll, +5 level, +5 trained, +2 str, -2 armour* = 27
*Really? He sleeps in his heavy armor? I assumed he doft it at night, and donned in the morn.

Verity wrote:Seeing Gujoy’s door now open, Verity jumps to his feet and moves to investigate, whereupon he bumps into Straegis. “What’s happened?” he asks the Marshal, just as he notices the light cast through the open window illuminates an empty bed.
Straegis explains; he suspects Gujoy has slipped out the window with the intention of betraying the party.

OOC: Mack is in Vegas. I'll post for him for a couple days.

Verity wrote:“Azzy!” he utters with growing alarm as he moves to the next door and tries the latch. If it doesn’t open he’ll try to shoulder through it.
The next door is unlocked, but the room behind is just a small pantry; nobody is inside. But a light pours from the door at the end of the hall, as Azzy opens it to find out why Verity is calling for him.
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Re: Book One: Chapter Five: "Veiled Trespasses"

Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:47 am

Swifthand wrote:
Malazek wrote:OOC: I tried to post last night, but couldn't get the boards to load.
Swift must've had the same problem.


Straegis wrote:When they hear the noise, Straegis motions for Davin to head around to the outside of the hovel. He will check to see if the bedroom door is locked and give Davin a moment to get around the house, if the door is locked he will charge into it to break it down.
Davin slips out the front door. The streets are still filled with Goblins and other folk, but the Elf moves quickly and quietly. Ducking behind pillars and boxes and other objects, he heads to the side of the dwelling, and peers down the narrow alley. He watches as Gujoy climbs out the window, and moves away from the street.

O.O.C. - Was out of town for the weekend without internet; sorry for the lack of posts.

Davin pulls an arrow, takes quick aim, and snaps off a shot at the goblins inner thigh, attempting to slash the major artery there.

Minor - Designate Gujoy as my HQ
Standard - Hunter's Bear Trap Gujoy, pulling my punch to subdue
Move - Move over to the Goblin

Hunter's Bear Trap=35 (natch!)
HBT Damage=33
HQ Damage=8
Natch Damage=2

Assuming this fells the Goblin, Davin will race over to Gujoy and apply pressure to the wound, quickly tying a bandage (from his supply of shirt-strips) around his thigh to stop him from expiring. Then the Ranger will hoist the Goblin back through the window he exited, handing him to Straegis before following.

-Swift

OOC: Stabilizing Gujoy with an untrained heal check; taking 10 for a total of 20.
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Davin wrote:Davin pulls an arrow, takes quick aim, and snaps off a shot at the goblins inner thigh, attempting to slash the major artery there.

Assuming this fells the Goblin, Davin will race over to Gujoy and apply pressure to the wound, quickly tying a bandage (from his supply of shirt-strips) around his thigh to stop him from expiring. Then the Ranger will hoist the Goblin back through the window he exited, handing him to Straigis before following.
Gujoy staggers a couple steps, and then collapses from bloodloss. Within minutes, Davin is shoving his unconscious body back in the window.
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Swifthand wrote:First making sure to close the window behind him, Davin securely ties Gujoy to his cot and then gags him before rejoining the others in the Goblin's common room.

Seeing Verity awake, Davin flashes a crooked grin to the Deathknight and motions over his shoulder to the trussed up Goblin.

"Seems that Juugug was spot on about our host's intentions. He won't be getting up until the morning, now."


Davin resumes him watch, scratching Hound behind the ears as the mutt settles down on the Ranger's feet.

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Malazek wrote:Straegis shrugs and goes back to copying rituals.
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The next door is unlocked, but the room behind is just a small pantry; nobody is inside. But a light pours from the door at the end of the hall, as Azzy opens it to find out why Verity is calling for him.

“I was just thinking how we forgot to spar. Also there’s the small matter of a goblin trying to kill us all for profit.”

Verity watches as Davin unceremoniously passes a paler Gujoy through the window to Straegis.

"That takes care of that." He stares a moment as the Ranger begins binding Gujoy.

"I'll be back. For now get some rest. Also, it couldn't hurt to block that outside door." he tells Azraelbenzariel.

Back in the common room he quietly wakes Juugug and motions for the Cleric, Straegis and Davin to join him in Gujoy's room.

"It occurs to me that we don't want murderous bandits knifing us in the back and making off with our belongings. Who knows how many assassins this one sought to set against us just now. It shall be no different when we leave. We could drag him with us, but we all know how that worked out for Snorri. Too, his fellow Goblins might protest to see one of their own led off as prisoner. Equally cruel would be leaving him here to starve, bound to his own bed.

"There is a better option. He favors Bane and Bane favors trial by combat.

"Azraelbenzariel has matured at lightning speed. It is time he learns his Goddess-given purpose in the eternal cycle of the natural world.

"It is as though a mortal trial were pre-ordained."


He looks levelly at his three companions awaiting their thoughts.
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Verity wrote:"There is a better option. He favors Bane and Bane favors trial by combat."

"Azraelbenzariel has matured at lightning speed. It is time he learns his Goddess-given purpose in the eternal cycle of the natural world.

"It is as though a mortal trial were pre-ordained."
Juugug looks blankly at the lot, and then says "Mayhaps he'd go fer dat, but if nigh den I'd prefer we left 'im tied wit' da door unbelocked, so dat da bedamned gob'ins can loose 'is ropes in da morn, after we an leaveth dis place."

Straegis concurs. He finds the idea of forcing someone into an unwilling death match rather unsavory; but if the wretched Goblin prefers it that way, then so be it.
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Post  151prooftattoos on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:48 am

Swifthand wrote:Davin shrugs, slightly bothered by all the possibilities offered.

"Whatever you holy men think - just don't let him scream for help and bring the city down on our ears."

The elf yawns.

"Well, since you're all up, I'm headed to bed."

The Ranger plops down on his bedroll and is sleeping deeply within a moment, Hound curled at his side.

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Halcyon wrote:Verity nods toward his mentor Juugug.

"That settles it then. He's your brother, we leave him bound. I'll go teach Azzy a couple things and come back for our watch."

When he returns he can't look at Juugug for feeling abashed. Finally he forms his thoughts into words.

"While he would have seen my brothers, my friends, one who calls me father, and myself dead for the coin it would bring him...I think I know how you must feel. I cannot say for certain how I'd feel were our positions reversed. My apologies, Master Juugug."

His eyes grow distant as he summons memories of green fields and the warm light of day. He doesn't notice himself sigh as he settles into focusing on watch duty.
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