Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Namaphry » Dec 23rd, '17, 17:51

1d20+5 => 14, 5 => 19

Thica raised her eyebrow, avoided Church and his horse, and moved forward as the guards (first the slaver's, then the town's) went after the fallen adventurers. She stopped to consider when the town's guards went after the slaver's, instead. She kept her staff planted, though it was apparent enough she may have used it if things turned out differently.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby deltreey » Dec 24th, '17, 00:05

Zertius: you noticed that the colors and symbol of the slaver were familiar. Specifically, the ones you saw Church wearing previously. Though now he's wearing black and white.

The adventurers seemed very thankful, taking the opportunity to head over to thank Church directly. Sadly, his creepy dogs kept them at bay. You all heard him call out to the dogs, calming them a bit but not making them back off.

"Priest, Deacon, hold." he said, with a commanding voice. The town guard nervously skirted the dogs to ask him about the attack, doing their job. "I found undead in his basement." was all he said, before turning his horse to leave. Sadly he was stopped short by a woman riding a broom like a surf board.

"I made you a cupcake!". She said holding out the same cupcake you had seen her with earlier.

"I'm not hungry." he said abruptly.

"To celebrate your victory then." She protested. At the words, there was a noticeable change of atmosphere among the crowd. While the relief of the people had been obvious when the slaver died, the thought of a party was a rare and powerful uplift. Immediately, the crowd began chanting and singing drowning out the gracious acts like Zertius healing the adventurers. Church, and his strange horse and dogs, was surrounded by people and escorted through town in an impromptu parade. The adventurers chose to fall in with the crowd and take advantage of the festivities. It quickly became a day long festival with lots of free food and drinks.

It's a party. What did you all want to do?

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby lhx » Dec 24th, '17, 11:28

Zertius want to talk to the adventurers.

"What was all that mess about?"
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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Namaphry » Dec 24th, '17, 12:20

Thica sees little reason to turn down an offer of free food, under the circumstances. (Though she would be nervous about eating anything prepared by a witch.) It's also a good chance to learn some more about the town and its local notables, so she'll listen plenty and ask a few innocuous questions. If the adventurers aren't going to be tended to otherwise, she could help take care of them... so long as it doesn't mean missing out on the festivities.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby deltreey » Dec 27th, '17, 08:48

"What was all that mess about?"

Zertius's words deflected the thanks the adventurers were giving him for the healing they received. "Well, that's Church. You never can tell with that guy." The female archer of the group replied.

The opportunity to eat free food wasn't hugely important to a group of people who already had full Bellies, but Ben certainly enjoyed the party. But Zertius and Thica were working hard to gather information during the event. A few notable things stood out:

Church seemed like a reluctant hero.
The witch was obsessed with Church like a schoolgirl, doting upon him and even dressing up to get his attention.
The town's politics were pretty harsh overall, and Church's hero status seemingly elevated him to that of nobility.
The black and white colors were Church's, and his "district" was now the one where the group had entered, the empty one.
The empty district, as the group passed by it again, had a few more people in it, but was still mostly empty save for about 4 buildings: Church's building, one on either side seemingly supporting the families of his allies & staff, and the one across the street, which had a large line out front waiting to get in, and a wooden sign above the door carved with the symbols of Cayden Cailean, Desna, Erastil, Gozreh, Iomedae, Irori, Nethys, Pharasma, Sarenrae, Shelyn, and Torag.

Gather information complete, it's late evening and the party is wrapping up. The ones still out are drunk, including Ben. What did you want to do?

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Glim » Jan 3rd, '18, 17:31

"This Church-guy seems like one to keep an eye on. Goes from bodyguard to district-lord in less than one day. If he keeps this up, he'll have the town in his pocket by tomorrow, and next week he'll be king. I'm really tempted to throw my lot in with him, even though his animals creep me out."

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby lhx » Jan 3rd, '18, 23:07

Zertius wants to go to the building that has the carved with Desna's symbol.
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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Namaphry » Jan 4th, '18, 00:14

Thica responded to Bill, skeptically, "Does he even need us for anything? ...Usually, when someone takes a town by storm like that, they make plenty of enemies. They should have work for us, too, and lower standards."

Thica wanted to find work, but had no particular strategy. She wasn't looking forward to squatting in an abandoned building in an unfamiliar city with armed bands roaming about.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby deltreey » Jan 4th, '18, 15:02

The group discussed the potential of a hire by Church. Even Ben interjected "There are worse people to work for I suppose--but why work for anyone?".

Meanwhile, Zertius led the group physically, rather than mentally toward a goal. As he approached the building with the placard covered in holy symbols, he was directed to the back of the line by everyone else waiting, some holding empty bowls.

This group had been incredibly observant thusfar, so it wouldn't be a stretch to assume they would notice something unusual about this crowd. They didn't seem like normal townfolk in any way. Instead, they looked--like bums. They were the hard on their luck, many of them exhibiting hints of crazed nature as they approached the sign before entering. A few of them, however, were much more normal, just wearing extremely cobbled together clothing. They would look up at the sign and say "Thank You" before entering the building.

The line moved fairly quickly, people heading inside to a crowded room. Standing outside you could see them entering in and getting in line to a few men scooping stew into bowls. Did you all want to enter? Remember, this place is across the street from Church's "house".

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby lhx » Jan 4th, '18, 18:45

Zertius wants to enter and utters a quiet prayer, "Thank you Desna for your bounty..." As he crosses under the sign. He's going to be actively looking for any fellow signs of Desna or Desna worshippers.
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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Glim » Jan 5th, '18, 14:30

Bill will mock-wisper, so that everyone in line can overhear, but will attempt to play it so that he's not seen as the instigator himself.
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"You heard about those prison guards? Looks like they got their shit together and are rounding up escaped inmates. Whodya think they'll enlist for the razzia, Church or the town guard?"
He'll then hang back and see if any of these people act suspiciously, marking them as inmates like himself and his mates.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Namaphry » Jan 5th, '18, 17:05

"Working for someone tends to be the easy way to earn a bit of money without too much risk of a visit from the town guards. Though, I'm open to suggestions if you think we can get money more easily without an employer. We don't have a farm, a bow to hunt with, or a shop to sell anything, even if we had something to sell. And I haven't seen anywhere to sign up for a prize fight, yet. I haven't made money any other way but that and odd jobs."

Thica stood to the side, since she had already eaten and neither the stew nor the crowd was very appealing.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Glim » Jan 5th, '18, 18:05

"I don't blame you, Gar. Back where I'm from prize fighters were treated better than many lords or ladies. Still enslaved, of course, but they would have spat on the squalor we currently find ourselves in."

"Particularly squalidly right here in front of this place, I'd say." he continues, after having just stepped into a puddle that could be porridge or vomit.

"Still, I'm partial to joining Church's gang. I can't do anything either, except tend to hedges and cook a little, but I'm sure in these circumstances a personal chef, or something like camp-cook for the troops makes for a great status symbol."

"I realize you guys are reluctant to join up with any faction out here, and I don't blame you. You made a solid point about the enemies such a meteoric rise can cause, that I haven't forgotten. I just feel a lot can be gained from having an inside man. I mean, my primary motivation is a warm place to sleep and regular warm meals, not gonna lie. But I wouldn't bail on you guys like that *finger snap*, you guys pulled me out of that jail and I'm forever grateful for that. I could feed you guys info, and I'm sure I could bail Church's emply any time. The man seems like he has ways to find people, like those horrid dogs, but who goes looking after a missing, measly cook?"

"So, whadda ya say? A Bill-less existence for a bit, in exchange for information? Sound like a good deal?"

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Namaphry » Jan 8th, '18, 00:22

Thica shrugged. "You don't have to win us over. The hard part is getting him to hire any of us."

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby deltreey » Jan 8th, '18, 20:11

Glim spent some time trying to get more information. "You heard about those prison guards?..." The response was confusion. No one seemed to know anything about the prison--especially about breakouts.

Thica spent time guiding the group toward the employment idea, one that seemed to be a pretty great. It was a good way to get assigned missions and to learn about local customs without the downsides of being new in town.

During the conversation, however, the skinny man leaned into the group and mumbled. "What did you say?" Ben interjected, silencing the group, half of whom was still nervously trying to avoid being caught as criminals. The skinny man pointed.

The group saw a man ahead of them in line getting food. The chef leaned in and the man whispered something in his ear. Then, the chef nodded and scooped stew into a bowl. The man behind him approached and dug a piece of paper out of his coat. The chef inspected it and nodded down the line as another scooped stew into the man's bowl. It seems there was some form of payment going on.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Namaphry » Jan 9th, '18, 00:03

"Looks like we're done standing here waiting to find out why," Thica comments, before walking away. She takes a few steps, then looks back and waves her hand to encourage the others to move on, as well, preferably before anyone notices the party mostly lacks pockets, much less paperwork. She doesn't have a specific destination in mind, so long as they can talk about finding a way to work for a living before they get into trouble.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Glim » Jan 11th, '18, 13:39

"Drat, I was sure these guys were up the same creek as us, but nobody seems to know about the prison here. Sure Ben, I know, magic barrier. But someone must've escaped before us."

"I'm also pretty miffed that what appeared to be the first sign of generosity and charity we've seen out here turns out to simply be the most rotten restaurant ever. Shame we didn't have one of those slips, else I would've left a terrible review."

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby deltreey » Jan 11th, '18, 14:38

The skinny man didn't respond to the commentary. Instead he squinted and wandered up to the counter. He whispered something in the chef's ear. The chef nodded and handed him a bowl, which was promptly followed by a scoop of stew and a hunk of bread. He shrugged at the group and went to sit down at a table.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby lhx » Jan 11th, '18, 15:31

lhx wrote:Zertius wants to enter and utters a quiet prayer, "Thank you Desna for your bounty..." As he crosses under the sign. He's going to be actively looking for any fellow signs of Desna or Desna worshippers.


Anything happen with this?
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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby deltreey » Jan 12th, '18, 03:39

no, though others still seem to be doing similar things to the various gods upon entering.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby lhx » Jan 12th, '18, 16:59

Well, then Zertius will grab his bite to eat, and rejoin the others.
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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby deltreey » Jan 16th, '18, 19:29

Thica left the building, heading across the street to speak to the guards at Church's HQ to see about getting some work. They didn't stop her entering, where she was greeted by a helpful overly pregnant woman carrying about 15 dirty dishes. "Hey, did you want anything to eat?" She said, running into a very dirty kitchen and dumping them into the sink, then running back by Thica to go fetch more.

Zertius entered the eatery, trying to get some food and the chef leaned across to him and spoke quietly. "What did you find out today?" He asked, dangling a ladle full of stew.

This left Ben and Bill standing in between the two buildings without a clear direction to go.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby lhx » Jan 16th, '18, 23:00

Zertius said, "I found out the world still has a sense of justice and that I'm new to town... anything I should be looking for tomorrow?"
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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Namaphry » Jan 17th, '18, 06:37

"Sure, why not?" Thica didn't want to press too hard, but she felt it best to open the topic as soon as possible. "That, coin, and a roof to sleep under..." Though she was wary of washing dishes. She'd never been much good at cleaning.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Glim » Jan 19th, '18, 19:05

(Could Bill have followed Thica retroactively? Or am I still stuck at the soup kitchen?)

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby deltreey » Jan 20th, '18, 10:41

Bill trailed in behind Thica, unharassed by the guards.

"That, coin, and a roof to sleep under..."

The lady's voice echoed from the kitchen off to the right of the entrance, then dining room to the left as the two stood at the foot of a stairwell and she scurried back and forth with dirty plates. Another exit led toward the back of the house. "Well Church is always hiring. You would need to talk to the lady of the house about that though."

As if on queue, a door upstairs slammed open and the noblewoman's voice began to carry across the house. "Church said no more half measures. This isn't a charity. You can't call us noble guards if you look like a ramshackle crew of peons. Go get yourself some proper armor and try again." The clink of a money bag could be heard. Several people began to file out of the room, most looking like little more than your average mercenary.

Zertius was prompted by an awkward smile from the Chef. "Sorry man, those are the rules. You tell us about what happened on the streets today or you don't get paid. Thieves' guilds don't come cheap you know." The body language of the Chef was encouraging, as if trying to give Zertius an out to still be able to get the free meal.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Namaphry » Jan 20th, '18, 14:16

Thica headed toward the stairs, looking for the best spot to catch the lady coming out and impress her with skillful handling of her weapon. (Probably a club, unless the place was spacious enough for a quarterstaff drill.) She definitely had a lack of decent armour. This city probably didn't even have padded silk and turtle shells for sale!

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby lhx » Jan 22nd, '18, 10:59

Zertius relays what he saw when they first got into town, with the abandoned section and the house.
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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Glim » Jan 24th, '18, 12:00

Bill will give Gar all the space she needs to catch the lady's attention and will shrink into the background.
Meanwhile he'll steal a glance in the kitchen area where the serving lady works. Gauging what's on the menu, how the place is ran, and whether she appears to be in need of help.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby deltreey » Jan 27th, '18, 09:04

The chef rolled his eyes at Zertius. "Pretty much everyone knows that. Try harder tomorrow." And with that handed him a bowl of stew.

Bill's investigation into the food came to a few conclusions. The meal had recently ended, as indicated by the cook gathering dishes. The meal was high class, some sort of chicken dish. She looked to be overwhelmed with work, but there didn't look to be any other information about. This old wooden house was clearly built for nobility. So it looked more like the two had walked in at the end of a nobleman's dinner.

Thica decided to rush up to the greet the noblewoman, club ready for a performance. What emerged from the back room was somewhat more formal than the previous glance the group had gotten. This woman was wearing a large heavy dress, decorated in jewelry, and with her hair up. The makeup covered face met eye to eye with Thica, and an eyebrow raised.

Actions? Zertius, you can mingle with people or leave this place as it is. and give info to your team. Bill, you have what appears to be an overly-friendly noble cook within earshot. And Thica, if you want to roll a perform check or whatever, now's the time.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Namaphry » Jan 27th, '18, 18:06

After a quick bow, Thica showed off her skills and agility with the weapon, spinning and catching it while demonstrating footwork and parries, as if fighting multiple opponents. At the end, she vaulted back again, then held out her hand to symbolize she was asking for something in return.

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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby lhx » Jan 28th, '18, 21:50

Zertius will join back up and share with his colleagues that 1) it's a thieves' guild, and 2) they'll share a meal for information.
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Re: Chapter 2: Lillyhammer

Postby Glim » Jan 30th, '18, 17:15

Bill will walk into the kitchen and simply start helping, stacking dishes and scrubbing pots. "You look like you could use a hand here."


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