Now that the eloquence of Quasmus has earned quite a victory, Barlo will move towards the bar and order a drink and some vittles. If there are crackers or nuts about the bartops for patrons, he'll toss one to the parrot and say, "'Ere, pretty birdy, tell us about the treasure!"
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2014 2:10:52 GMT -6 by Merctime
I added the lizard egg to the Adventure 1 treasure, which you actually still need to divide up. It is up to you how you want to handle treasure for your comrades that fell in the fight with the Cockatrices (theoretically they should have gotten a treasure share, which of course is now petrified with them).
OOC: Barlo of course does not expect any share of treasure previously earned. I know this is a 'no-brainer', but thought it worthy to mention.
Barlo thinks Orofer's suggestion of finding a new inn is a good one, especially considering the parrot doesn't seem to want to babble any further regarding the treasure it piped off about earlier. "I'm with this fella, here. This is a big city... Let's have a look around at another inn. Whattaya say?"
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2014 11:04:24 GMT -6 by Merctime
Post by flightcommander on Jul 28, 2014 22:43:13 GMT -6
Quasmus turns to speak, soto voce, to his companions.
"Gentlemen, thus and so have we secured a bounty for the egg! Another toilsome day in its company and I shall have dashed it against a wall in despair at our fortune — but here we are some hundreds of coins the richer. I propose we apportion this bounty not equally, but wisely — where need or advantage dictates, there must we spend this slender fortune!
"For my part, I would purchase a scroll of magic — but such an item may exhaust or exceed our purchasing power. So must we spend with care — for all our toil, three hundreds of Gold Pieces will be gone in a flash, in this vast City. Here is what I propose:
"First, we adjourn ourselves for one night to economical quarters in a civilized quadrant of the City.
"Second, we itemize our needs. Does one lack arms or armor? They shall have them! Do our stores of iron rations dwindle? They shall be replenished! Do we anticipate thirst? So shall we acquire an ample supply of liquor! Each shall argue his claim on the treasure.
"Thirdly, we spend a day — which, I assure you, will pass in the blink of an eye — acquiring such of these necessities as we can afford.
"Finally, on the third day, we depart for Bier to find our fortune in the Dreaded Wood. The parrot's musings we must leave for future exploits."
"Yer Eloquence knows no bounds, Sir!" Exclaims Barlo in a rush; Again bowled clean over by the keen-edged wit of Quasmus. "The Dreaded Wood sounds great to me! I just knew I would be making my fortunes..." A stifled cough erupts into pudgy hands... "I mean the Will of the Gods!... With such an experienced group of adventurers when I first laid my eyes on the lot of ya! Count me in! But I sure hope I can still remember that bird's talk of treasure! I forget things easily, especially when I've not had enough wine! BARTENDER! Do your vines grow limp? A wine, Sir, for myself and my crew! Ok, two for me!"
OOC: If Barlo can afford it, he'll spring for a glass of wine for each of his companions in celebration of the transaction.
Last Edit: Jul 29, 2014 9:10:59 GMT -6 by Merctime
Should the party wish to go find an inn before a round of wine, Barlo will simply hold off on buying a round until such time as a suitable refuge is found and paid for by all. He's happy with Quasmus' suggestion, too.
"Let's have out of here, fellows... The trolls in here are rather ripe!" Barlo speaks this even as his own pungent vapors waft about him.
"Scholars, Eh? Good enough for me!" Barlo will remain quiet for most of the trip, as he knows his comrades will be discussing needs and earnings gained from adventures previous to him. Once at the Scholars Inn, he will then offer to purchase a glass of wine for each member of the party.
Last Edit: Jul 30, 2014 10:46:05 GMT -6 by Merctime
Barlo will present his cross, and shout in the name of mitra that they should flee in the name of his god.
If he can, he'll maneuver so he's standing near a cart or something he can duck behind and not just stand in the middle of the street so he can get swarmed. He'll hopefully try and count how many there are, at least a guess, as he presents his cross and attempts to turn them.
Last Edit: Aug 4, 2014 15:47:15 GMT -6 by Merctime