Post by scottenkainen on Dec 6, 2016 14:34:37 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 28 for Caltaran, (Gautier, Laetitia):
It was misty outside and would perhaps turn into stronger precipitation later. Gautier left them at the entrance to the Inner Bailey and hurried home to dry off.
At the temple, Laetitia left Caltaran's side as well, but not before saying, "It has been an honor to serve beside you, Father Nesmith. I only hope to grow in wisdom from your example." She left for the cloisters.
Peio, still on duty this late, accepted Semeragin's tithe. "A good man, that Semeragin. I have hope he will be ready to join the paladins someday."
Caltaran also learned of Ramon's mission of prayer in the Cuthbert shrine. "Praying to be made a prefect in one night? It's never been done before," Peio said. "But anything seems possible these days..."
Post by scottenkainen on Dec 7, 2016 8:42:20 GMT -6
Day 18, Turns 20-21 for Ximo:
Ximo had not taken a mid-day nap in at least three weeks, but defeating the arch-villain of the entire city of Verbobonc seemed to take a lot out of him.
The room was nice, with a real bed and a real feather mattress, like he used to enjoy back in Penwich. There had been a wardrobe for his clothes, a drawer of fresh linens, and a wash table with a bowl of fresh water. There was a narrow window that let in natural light, but the view was only of the low curtain wall around the courtyard. It looked like he had been asleep for only an hour or two.
It was when Ximo tried the door that he discovered he had been locked in at some point.
Post by scottenkainen on Dec 8, 2016 10:59:40 GMT -6
Day 18, Turn 22 for Ximo:
After another 20 minutes, Ximo's door was finally unlocked. Two armed guards were at the door. "Come with us," one of them said.
Short of spells and other options, Ximo came along and was led to a small room near the audience chamber. Here was Steward Ramirez, standing by a scribe at a writing desk.
"So sorry, Ximo," the Steward said. "There was a mix-up in some orders and you were not fetched for the interrogation in time. Still, we have here just what you needed -- the scribe is finishing up a transcript of Therkle's confession to the murder of Vicent of Penwich. I think that will satisfy your liege, will it not?"
Post by scottenkainen on Dec 9, 2016 9:48:12 GMT -6
Day 18, Turn 22a for Ximo:
"It is unfortunate that you missed your chance to tell your side of things to the Viscount," the Steward said. "I might have allowed that. But the official record must show that Therkle was captured by the knights. Having it reflect the involvement of the Silver Consortium only...complicates the issue. I am sure you are familiar with keeping secrets, if you have served in the Consortium for any length of time...
"You may make use of your guest room for the remainder of the afternoon, if you wish, but by then you will excuse yourself, needing to leave on other business without ever having had your audience with the Viscount."
"And all the rewards will go to the knights as well," Ximo said sourly. He took a breath then continued, "Do you have a messenger who could deliver Therkle's confession for the murder of Vicent to the Baron? And a note from me along with it?"
Before returning to Dieg Manor, Ximo headed for the Consortium to report. Whatever secrets the Steward and the Viscount wanted to keep were their business to keep. He would see what the leaders of the Consortium were willing to do to reward his good deed and tell him more.
Post by scottenkainen on Dec 12, 2016 22:03:58 GMT -6
Day 18, Turn 22b for Ximo: Ximo was offered the chance to compose the note right there, as long or as privately as he wished it to be. When he was done, he was offered one last consolation prize. It came in a jingly sack that a guard behind the Steward now carried.
"Our fastest messenger will take this letter and note to the Baron of Penwich. Also, when you leave, please take these 40 gold pieces as a reward for your help today."
Ximo had never actually seen a wanted poster for Therkle, but a reward would surely have been more than that.
((Your next post can be for the content of the note, then we'll get you to the Business Quarter.))
Your most loyal servant, Ximo the Humble, gratefully reports on the apprehension of your son's murderer, Sir Therkle of the Cult of the Flaming Eye. He has confessed to the crime under the interrogation of the Viscount's men. After maneuvering myself into Therkle's confidence I was able to entrap him and his lackeys with my sorcery. He was apprehended at some risk to myself in Ryemend; lacking any ability to detain him permanently on my own, I gave Therkle over to the Viscount's custody. The Viscount's men remain reluctant to acknowledge my role in this matter publicly but have given me leave to inform you of this event. I leave it to you to speculate as to the Viscount's needs and will retain my own counsel unless you should request it. I await further instructions in this matter and hope that I have pleased you with my service.