The NPCs are divided on the subject. It's still early in the day, so Magnolia wants to push on and search for more pools. Gusto is eager to head back and ogle the jewellery by the light of a cozy fire. The minstrels are happy to do whatever you say, as long as they stay out of danger.
Magnolia concedes and heads back with you. Moving at Grim's reduced rate, you take 2 turns to exit the ruins and avoid encounters.
It's straight back to Highchurch, where you make your report on the Pool of Petrifaction and claim your 20sp fee.
XP from monsters: 1400 total (8 adventurers: 175xp each) XP from money found: 46 total (8 adventurers: 6xp each) Money received: 2gp, 26sp Treasure received: 7 pieces of jewellery
The best place to get valuable items appraised is in the fancy Old Spa Quarter, right across from the ruins. It takes you four days to find someone reliable (no charge, you're still on the payroll of the Cathedral).
Friday, August 13 (day 27) You manage to locate a fussy hobbit from Smallow who uses a combination of alchemy, a strange futuristic device, and good old eye-scrutiny to value out the trinkets and bracelets.
"Hmm. Very good make, from Emberville. Has the emblem of the Le Percepteur family. They hold the title of Count of Liberty Village, just past the east edge of the Slumberwold. You say you found these in the ruins? Poor sods, they were probably on an antiquarian sightseeing trip. These noble types will do foolish things like that."
The hobbit is fine trading for the items. In his eyes a dead tourist wouldn't want them back anyway. He drums his fingers and decides to offer you 200 gold pieces for each. "Deal?" (Remember we're using a silver standard, so that's like 2,000gp in normal D&D terms.)
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"I dont know. Maybe its my elf side, but i think its fair" Grim whisper to Mikhael. "also, its good to have someone like this fella at our good side".
(after all that, Grim speaks with Mikhael about his idea on getting his leg back. Its part of the job, a risk, so he intend to ask the Cathedral for a healing as part of the contract, or at least some compe$ation)
You're in luck! Archbishop Oswin of Saint Swordigans has 9+1d4 levels, and apparently he's level 13, high enough to know Stone-Flesh.
Oswin is more than happy to accept a donation (reaction roll 10, +1 for Mikhael's charisma and +1 for continued loyalty to the cathedral). "I know the Le Percepteur family. Not the warmest of people, and from what I hear they treat the citizens of Liberty Village quite poorly, taxing them for the pettiest of things, like tea and having windows in their houses!"
The Bishop explains that he will accept the donation on behalf of the Le Percepteur family, but would still need their permission to keep it (he imagines they'll give it, being the sort of opportunists they are). However, that means making a trip to Liberty Village, and none of the cathedral clergy can enter or leave Slumberlot without being tariffed by the Mayor, since the Bishop and Mayor are still rivals. Would you be willing to make the journey on his belahf? He will pay 100 silver to each PC, plus reimburse any reasonable expenses during the trip.
Otherwise, they are happy with your work at the ruins and will keep paying for you to explore there.
Meanwhile, Oswin has you come back the next day and revives Grim's leg.
Are you happy to sell the other 6 pieces to the hobbit jeweller in the Old Spa Quarter?
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