Post by scottenkainen on Aug 7, 2014 14:38:46 GMT -6
Turn 96b for Joaquim:
The gold coin got the inn clerk's attention, even if it got scarcely better results. "I would have to wait until tomorrow's day shift to ask the staff if a man matching that description is lodging with us. Please come back tomorrow...and bring your gold coin with you."
Post by Ronny Serio on Aug 7, 2014 16:20:24 GMT -6
With nothing left to gain at Lamarca's, Joaquim went on his way. He thought about trying a few more inns, but the hour was getting late, and it was a lot easier to get information from people with Marcel around. It was time to head back to the Bronze Unicorn. Passing through the High Quarter on his way, he decided to poke his head into any watering holes he walked by. Maybe he'd run into Marcel and the drunken warrior. If not, he was certain Marcel would turn up at the Bronze Unicorn eventually.
Post by scottenkainen on Sept 4, 2014 12:25:22 GMT -6
Turn 6 for Caltaran:
Caltaran spent a good part of the morning patrolling the Dawn Quarter, but finding the patrol with Officer Grec in it turned out to be like finding a needle in a haystack. Unlucky at simply wandering into him on the street, Caltaran began checking into local businesses. Soon, his journeys took him to the House of Healing, a location Caltaran had not only visited in the last week on an errand, but one he had been assigned to in the past.
The House of Healing was a timbered building on a stone foundation, with a front-facing portico and the timbered upper portion of the front wall covered in mosaic depicting scenes affiliated with multiple deities. The House of Healing was shared by all the temples of the city, who shared in providing inexpensive light healing for the city's citizens here.
Stopping in to check for Grec, Caltaran met a dusky, statuesque priestess of about 30 years age. From her vestments, she appeared to be a Pholtite.
Post by dtspurrier on Sept 4, 2014 13:26:55 GMT -6
Caltaran sees the pholtite and says, "hello my name is Caltaran Morris Nesmith, priest of Heironeous. I am wondering if you have seen the town guard patrol specifically an officer. named Grec. I need to find him to ask him a question."
Post by scottenkainen on Sept 5, 2014 8:54:18 GMT -6
Turn 6a for Caltaran:
"My name is Dezerinda, adept of Pholtus. I have not seen him, but if you were to find this patrol, would you tell them to check Brazier Street? On my way here, I saw a group of brutish men, possibly of orcish descent, fighting over a sack there."
Post by scottenkainen on Sept 8, 2014 12:12:40 GMT -6
Turn 8 for Caltaran:
Caltaran realized, while walking, that the Familiar Roost Tavern was at the corner of the street he was on and Brazier Street. He had not been there in days and, while he had not been overly impressed with the tavern, he saw it was a chance to both check for Officer Grec and overhear if there was any conversation about unruly half-orcs in the vicinity.
The Familiar Roost was a two-story, ramshackle tavern, all wood and intricate woodwork, and remarkably built around a huge elm tree that grew out of the walls through appropriately cut holes. Inside, the roots of the elm ran across the packed earth of the common room floor. The theme of nature here even carried over to all the staff wearing green.
There was a surprisingly large crowd here for a tavern with drinks and food as mediocre as Caltaran recalled them being, but there was no sign of soldiers mixed amongst the crowd. The most interesting snippet of conversation he heard was, "Did you see what Lapurdi taught her toad to do?"
Post by dtspurrier on Sept 9, 2014 10:58:24 GMT -6
Caltaran walks over and tries to see what is going on in the tin shop. He is hoping to ask the person inside if he has seen the patrol. If this person is one of the suspicious half-orcs he tries to see if he has any of the visible cult tattoos.
Post by scottenkainen on Sept 10, 2014 10:40:28 GMT -6
Turn 8b for Caltaran:
Caltaran poked his nose into the tinsmith's workshop just as someone was trying to close the door. He caught a glimpse of a gagged man being pinned down by two ugly men while a third ugly -- probably half-orcish -- man was forcibly tattooing him.
Post by dtspurrier on Sept 10, 2014 10:47:26 GMT -6
Caltaran at first steps back and looks for the patrol. If he sees them he calls them over.
Otherwise he thinks to himself that this man is helpless and is being harmed. This is what he is trained for in saving innocents and protecting the town. With a deep breath he draws his mace and yells at the top of his lungs, "Watch patrol, guards."
He then steps to the door and says to the three ugly men, "Gentlemen you are assaulting this man. Unless this is some kind of joke, unhand him and set him free. Otherwise you will have to deal with me and my Heironeous clerical powers."
Last Edit: Sept 10, 2014 10:53:37 GMT -6 by dtspurrier
Post by scottenkainen on Sept 12, 2014 10:18:11 GMT -6
Turn 8 rds. 1-2 for Caltaran:
Caltaran was quick to un-holster his mace and go in swinging, but his mace glanced off leather armor worn under the jerkin on the nearest ruffian.
Caltaran was able to keep his back to the door, but it did not stop both ruffians from being able to move around him to attack -- though it did force one of them to step out into the open and be observed.
The first ruffian stepped back from that swing, but the second one stepped in while the mace was at the end of its swing, pushed Caltaran up against the door, and pinned him there.
Caltaran tried to bring his mace to bear to knock the second ruffian off, but the two ruffians kept Caltaran on the defensive, trying to keep his mace from being disarmed.
"Hurry up or he's going to bring down the law on us!" a third ruffian, standing nearby with a short sword complained loudly.
That second ruffian must have been a master wrestler. He managed to push Caltaran away from the door and inside the tinsmith, where he was surrounded.
((Rd. 1: Calataran's to hit: 10, to hit Caltaran: 6, 17; rd. 2: Caltaran's to hit: 9, to hit Caltaran: 11, 19))
Post by scottenkainen on Sept 15, 2014 10:52:18 GMT -6
Turn 8, rds. 3-4 for Caltaran:
Caltaran finally managed to get some space between him and his attackers, enough to swing that mace. He delivered a crushing blow to one of them that sent the half-orc crashing to the floor and probably dying.
His other unarmed attacker withdrew. "He's dangerous with that thing!" the man said, finally noticing.
"I'll skewer him..." said the one with a short sword and he lunged into melee. He crashed into Caltaran and, while his sword did not pierce armor, he did deliver some solid bruising to the war-priest.
Caltaran edged closer to the man pinned down and gagged on the floor. The man looked to be in horrible pain from a half-finished demonic tattoo being put on his forehead. The 2 half-orcs who had been pinning the man jumped up when Caltaran moved closer and went for their short sword and club respectively.
Caltaran tried to take down the ruffian closest to him quickly, but his swing was dodged. Then all three moved armed half-orcs moved in to attack (leaving two holding back). Caltaran swung his mace furiously, holding all three of them at bay.
((rd. 3: Caltaran's to hit: 17 - 5 dmg, to hit Caltaran: 19 - 2 dmg; rd. 4: Caltaran's to hit: 2, to hit Caltaran: 13, 14, 3))
Post by scottenkainen on Sept 17, 2014 14:34:08 GMT -6
The rest of turn 8 for Caltaran:
The two ruffians at the back of the shop were escaping out the backdoor and none of the soldiers could get to them because Caltaran and the gagged man on the ground were in their way.
"They're going out back!" someone shouted.
"You and you, go around either side and try to catch them!" Caltaran heard Officer Grec shout, outside the shop.
Rather than surrender, the three ruffians who had been attacking Caltaran tried to push their way out the front door to freedom. The two injured ones were pinned down, but it looked like the uninjured one was escaping. Until two arrows in the back took him down.
The gagged man listened to Caltaran and stopped, without moving. The dying ruffian continued to lie where he was.
Post by dtspurrier on Sept 17, 2014 15:14:47 GMT -6
Caltaran says to the remaining two in a firm tone, "surrender now and you will not be slain. If you resist the watch will kill you. This offer to surrender will be only granted once. I suggest you take my offer."
Caltaran looks to the gagged man and says firmly, "Once the two ruffians have been dealt with I will remove your gag and bindings. You are going to have to give a statement. I want to know everything about this demon cult you were trying to be forced to join, understand"
Post by dtspurrier on Sept 18, 2014 14:07:26 GMT -6
Caltaran puts away his mace and says to officer Grec, "I have actually been looking for you." Caltaran says if you allow me to talk, " As you know I have been investigating the cult of the flaming eye and trying to stop it. I was hoping to find you, so I can be able to talk to the prisoner that was responsible for the orphanage fire, a couple of days ago. Searching in this ward, an adept of Pholtus told me that half orc ruffians were seen in this area. These half-orc ruffians are in association with the cult, as you can see by their blue demonic tattoos. When I passed by this shop I saw them trying to force this man into getting a tattoo and joining their cult. When I tries to help this man, they attacked me. I am willing to file a full report and also would like to suggest being present when you question the ones that surrender. "
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2014 14:08:03 GMT -6 by dtspurrier
Post by scottenkainen on Sept 19, 2014 9:41:54 GMT -6
Turn 9a for Caltaran:
Caltaran had not been able to examine the half-orc ruffians well until now and, of the four left, only one of them had a visible tattoo like what Caltaran described, and that was the one struck dead with two arrows.
"Wait!" one of the two conscious prisoners said as he was being shackled. "We knew nothing about a cult! We were paid only to waylay random business people and forcibly tattoo them!"
"We did find a sack of coins in the workshop..." one of the soldiers whispered to Grec, but close enough for Caltaran to hear.
"Who paid you?" Grec asked.
"A man in Ryemend. A big man..." the half-orc said.
Post by dtspurrier on Sept 19, 2014 11:36:56 GMT -6
Caltaran replies, " so press ganging innocent people huh. Where was this man located in Ryemend? How did you meet him? describe him for us please? You are better off telling us now instead of in front of a cleric of saint cuthbert, they are less understanding then we are"
Post by scottenkainen on Sept 22, 2014 15:37:40 GMT -6
The rest of turn 9 for Caltaran:
Grec cut off the questioning. "Caltaran, the questioning of this monster must be done in the presence of my superiors," Grec said. "I suggest you come with us to the castle and assist in the questioning of this ...foul thing, and then you might impress my superiors enough to be allowed to speak to this other prisoner you wished to see."
Post by dtspurrier on Sept 22, 2014 15:51:57 GMT -6
Caltaran knowing that he is not a military officer, nodded in agreement to Grec assessment. He says to Grec, "then lets be off and question these prisoners in front of your superiors. Also I can formerly file my report there as well."