Post by scottenkainen on Apr 28, 2014 13:33:59 GMT -6
Turn 32a for Sergi, Eder:
"Enough!" Lt. Ederen hollered. "You accuse me of discrimination, then claim you are heroes and offer me only the testimony of people nowhere near here to make your case? Did you think I was born yesterday? To the stocks with them both!"
Ederen was turning away, but that left two guards approaching who were almost in grapple range, plus two guards at the main gate 20' away, and three crossbowmen within line of sight.
Post by dtspurrier on Apr 28, 2014 13:45:12 GMT -6
Turn 32A for Sergi
In dwarven Sergi replies, "if we flee they are going to shoot us and kill us. We have done nothing wrong but exist. This racist person does not trust us so we better take our punishment, unless you have a better idea. "
Sergi replies, "well obviously Lieutenant there is no way for us to prove to you that we are innocent so we will take our assessment and spend the night in the stocks. We will be released in the morning correct?"
Eder shrugged and calmly replied to Sergi, "There is always vengeance, too many now but that won't always be the case. I do not like this man, he is pompous, useless, and incompetent. One night in these stocks shall be annoying, but if he treats innocents the same as he treats horse thieves he should not be in a position of power."
"We will go to your stocks.", the young dwarf told the other humans in a genial tone.
Post by scottenkainen on Apr 29, 2014 9:48:31 GMT -6
Turns 33-36 for Sergi, Eder:
Sergi and Eder were stripped of their arms, armor, and equipment and put in the stocks.
Stocks were really, really uncomfortable. Sergi had known plenty of people -- Rhenee and otherwise -- who had spent time in the stocks, though this was his first time. It was entirely novel for Eder, who had even less reason to like human society now.
After 30 minutes (but it felt so much longer!) of misery, a soldier started inching towards them. "Sorry, fellows," the soldier said when he was close enough to be heard in a low voice. "If it was me, I would have sent a runner into the city to check your story with the temple folk...but Ederen, he hates Rhenee folk. Not sure why, but you actually got lucky. The last time a Rhenee was arrested, for just theft, he had his hand chopped off. And don't worry, we'll bring you two something to eat and drink later."
Post by dtspurrier on Apr 29, 2014 10:13:06 GMT -6
Sergi reply for turn 33-36:
Being in this stocks was humiliating and terrible. He replies to the guard, "thank you for the kindness. We expect to be released in the morning with all of our equipment, yes? If possible can you send someone to the church to confirm our story?"
Post by scottenkainen on Apr 30, 2014 8:27:52 GMT -6
The rest of Turn 30 for Marcel:
Marcel saw an opening to escape, but it was almost in the opposite direction he wanted to go. So, after feigning left, Marcel broke for the northeast 'alley' that led out of this shared yard. His opponent, momentarily dumbfounded, could only go around the sheep and try to keep up.
Marcel emerged onto an east-west street, the last major street on the south end of town. He ducked around a shop, sheathed his sword, then came around it from the other side and ducked in front of a small crowd gathered in front of an open shop window, doing business.
The gambit worked, and Marcel was able to loose his pursuer. Better still, he was able to watch the half-orc, his sword re-sheathed, glancing nervously up and down the street, before being joined by a second, ugly-looking man in arms and armor. They exchanged brief words, and then headed east to the main north-south road through town.
((random direction roll: 2; surprise rolls - 2 vs. 5 favored Marcel))
Post by scottenkainen on Apr 30, 2014 18:17:35 GMT -6
Turn 37-38 for Sergi, Eder:
Sergi and Eder had already been given water from a ladle by helpful soldier, when a cry went out "Captain coming!"
The ladle was dropped and the soldier scampered to pick up his glaive-guisarme and stand at attention, as the other soldiers were doing.
A grizzly bear of a man, wearing armor, entered the garrison from the main gate and was saluted by all. The captain merely nodded while he made his way in haste to the office -- until he observed the stocks.
"Why is a dwarf in the stocks?" the captain bellowed.
"Lieutenant Ederen thought it best, since the murder in the Crossroads Tavern, Captain Banderas sir," a soldier responded.
"Dwarves are the most lawful of races. Let him out at once," Captain Banderas said, before continuing on to the office.
"Yes sir!" said the soldier who had dropped the ladle. He produced keys and unshackled Eder.
Eder rubbed his wrists and gave the Captain a short bow, "Thank you, good Captain. You should elso free this man," he said as he motioned towards Sergi, "he is a good man and only geelty of bee-ing of theze Rheenee. We war foo-loo-wing a group of cool-tists and things came to a-ggre-shun. Do you speak thee Dwar-van tongue? I em not wheel spo-can in the Hue-man speech."
Post by scottenkainen on Apr 30, 2014 20:11:31 GMT -6
Turn 38b for Sergi, Eder:
Before the captain could enter his office, he stopped and turned around. "Cool-tists? Cultists? No, I speak no Dwarven, but come into my office and explain yourself to me! And his friend too!"
Sergi was hurriedly released and pushed towards Captain Banderas.
"Come, come!" Banderas said, waving to them impatiently as he held his office door open. Inside was a small table with a sack on it and some stools around it. It was a small office. Banderas stood, drew a whetstone from the sack, unsheathed his sword, and began sharpening his sword. While he seemed to be focused on that, he said, "Tell me everything."
Sergi did. Banderas nodded several times. When Sergi was done, Banderas said, "My lieutenant can be a fool. I am going to release you both with all your gear. I would like you to stay in Ryemend and help my men track down anymore cultists that might be here. Would you agree to that?"
Post by Ronny Serio on Apr 30, 2014 21:49:42 GMT -6
Marcel felt oddly calm, given that someone had just tried to kill him. It was almost like being back home; make a wrong turn in the Lower City and you were practically begging to be jumped. He'd been in this position more times than he'd care to count. Normally after such an escape he'd keep moving, put as much distance between him and his attacker as possible, but this was just not a normal day.
He turned back around and followed the men east. While he'd do his best to stay out of sight, if they did spot him, he'd simply maintain his distance and see how they reacted.
After being released and still upset with the Lieutenant captivity, he is grateful being released. "Captain thank you for releasing us. My name is Sergi Dmitrovis and being racially profiled and the stereotypes that follow my people, can be a problem with some people. Unfortunately it comes with the territory. However a person should be judged by their actions and not their race. Anyway as far as continuing the investigation, I believe my dwarven friend will agree, we would be happy to accept your offer and help you track down these cultists. I fear though that Ryemond is not their base of operations and they could have cult cells in Verbobonc city and other locations, such as abandoned shack by the river, the Pampered Polecat. As we explained earlier a patrol was sent to the shack and someone who was with us checked out the Pampered Polecat, but they must have a base/lair. In order to continue this investigation do you want this done discretely or openly. If openly we need leeway or authorization by your guard to investigate (badges) if that is the policy? How would you prefer us to assist in what capacity? Also other then wanton destruction what else does this cult want or is their primary objective? "
Post by scottenkainen on May 1, 2014 10:26:43 GMT -6
Turn 31 for Marcel:
Marcel stayed his best to stay out of sight, stepping behind the occasional pedestrian, or parked cart, while shadowing the two fighting men. He ran out of better cover and had to settle for peeking around the corner of a shop when the two men stopped at the very south end of town and stood there, as if guarding the town's main exit. They talked quietly, but Marcel was not close enough to overhear (about 50' away).
Marcel watched them stand there for 9 minutes before the newer of the two fighters seemed to spot him. He had the half-orc turn around and pointed to Marcel's corner. When Marcel peeked again, the second fighter had a hatchet that had been hanging off his belt in his hand now and advancing towards him.
The cobbler who manned the shop Marcel was hiding behind loudly called out from his open shop window to the axeman, "Weapons down in Ryemend! Use it and I'll whistle for the guard!"
Post by Ronny Serio on May 1, 2014 10:49:54 GMT -6
"Start whistling," Marcel said to the cobbler as he moved into the middle of the street. As the axeman continued advancing on him, Marcel drew his own weapon and prepared to defend himself. He would be content with drawing the fight out long enough for the guards to arrive, but if he saw an opportunity to land a blow, he wouldn't hesitate to take it.
Post by scottenkainen on May 2, 2014 9:17:29 GMT -6
Turn 39 for Sergi, Eder:
Captain Banderas looked visibly disappointed when Sergi did all the speaking for Eder. Indeed, once Sergi got going, there seemed to be no stopping how much he spilled to the captain. Banderas listened to all of it, glancing over at the silent dwarf as if eager to hear a dwarf's perspective on matters.
Finally, Banderas came right out and asked Eder, "Does this man speak for you, then? I am not prepared to deputize either of you. What I am doing is encouraging you to stay here in Ryemend and...help me keep an eye on things. I don't know a thing about this cult and their objectives -- and that bothers me greatly. Keep your eyes and ears open and report to my guardsmen anything you learn. You may retrieve your possessions out front now. Dismissed."
Everything, down to the last silver piece, was accounted for in their gear as Sergi and Eder re-equipped. But they were also visited again by Lt. Ederen as they dressed.
"Welcome to Ryemend. Make sure you don't wind up on the wrong side of the law again," Ederen said sternly.
Sergi finishes dressing and says to Ederen, "we will try not to get on the wrong side of the law. When we do find information we at least like to be able to report it without being put into shackles." Speaking to Eder, "ready to go my friend. We either should go back to the tavern and see if we can learn more information from the innkeeper see if our friend returned. If he hasn't then we can go to the temple of One True path and see if our friend is there." With that Sergi gets ready to leave the compound.
The dwarf regarded the captain, "We wull not run a fowl of the law, we are he-rows.", and proudly clapped his companion on his back.
He then listened to Sergi and Eder nodded, "Back to thee ta-varn. We should not leave Mar-seal off on hease own and that innkeep-are might be more wulling to talk if he is not bee-ing watched by the cool-tists. It has bin some time since Marcel lift, he should have bin back by now." He replied with his eyebrows furrowed. "If he does not get back soon, we should look for hem."
Sergi replies, "that is good thinking Eder. Another chat with the inn-keeper and seeing if our new friend has checking in yet. " After finishing dressing the two leave the guard compound and head back to the Crossroads Tavern."
Post by scottenkainen on May 5, 2014 12:01:21 GMT -6
Marcel's Turn 31 - rd. 1
The axeman ignored the whistling for the town guard and kept charging anyway. He charged 20' and tried to hurl the hatchet at Marcel as he charged the same distance out from the corner of the building. There was only 10' of space between them, but the man's aim had still been terrible and the axe came nowhere near hitting Marcel. The axeman began to backpedal as he saw he missed and Marcel was still charging.
Marcel came in swinging, but the axeman dodged backwards and found time to draw his sword so that he could parry Marcel's best swings.
((to be hit - 1, to hit - 12))
Marcel pressed on, heartened by the fact that the half-orc was busy looking for a place to run to instead of joining the fight right away. Marcel parried, feinted, and thrust, but found his blade parried away.
To the north, Marcel heard shouting. Recklessly, he glanced north to see if it was the guard -- and all was lost. A blow connected and Marcel felt himself falling to the ground. His eyes were closing just as he recognized town guardsmen moving towards him.
((5 to hit, 19 to be hit - 6 dmg, rendering Marcel unconscious (but still alive!))
Post by scottenkainen on May 5, 2014 12:07:57 GMT -6
Turn 40 for Sergi and Eder:
Sergi and Eder, still mentally plotting revenge against the evil lieutenant, returned to the Crossroads Tavern. It was supper time now and the tavern was much busier, with almost 20 patrons at 5 different tables. Luken met them at the door with a worried look on his face. There was no sign of Marcel -- or 'Uncle' Rada.
"Master dwarf, my wife did right by you and delivered your message to Bunin at the Bronze Unicorn Inn. He is very worried about you, I am told. No, your friend who left early never came back. Now...there won't be anymore trouble here, will there? Thank the gods all that business happened during my slow hours; I can't afford for that to happen during my busiest..."
Sergi jokes, "innkeeper Luken, we won't be causing any trouble here, unless it somehow finds us again. Although Luken these men we helped to arrest are part of a nasty, evil cult and they need to be stopped. This cult was responsible for the orphanage fire last night. Could you do us a favor and if you see suspicious characters to let us know. Also thank you for delivering the message to Bunin for us. "
Now speaking to Eder, "well lets go look for Marcel. I think the first place to start would be the Temple of the One True Path as that is where he told us he was going."
Last Edit: May 5, 2014 13:41:22 GMT -6 by dtspurrier
Eder gave the innkeeper a polite bow of his head and says, "Yes, thank you for sinding the message to my com-pan-un. We dwarves remimber such things and if you need a-sis-tance, call upon me." He turned to leave with Sergi and replies, "I fur for our friend, the cool-tists might have waylaid him wheel he was alone.", in a grim tone. As he stepped out he noted, "Hrmm, no blood stains, vary e-ffishant man.."
Sergi says in Dwarven, "you know eder we can speak in Dwarven if you don't mind my accent. I know common tongue can be tough to pronounce some of our words. Please correct me if I do not pronounce your words or slang in Dwarven."
Post by scottenkainen on May 6, 2014 7:25:47 GMT -6
Turn 41 for Sergi, Eder:
The two adventurers left Ryemend together, heading back to Verbobonc. On the way, at Sergi's insistence, they tried talking in Dwarven. It was clear that Sergi needed the practice, since he did not get the chance to talk to dwarves often. His word pronunciation was so broken that it was hard to take him seriously...
The walk back to Verbobonc from the neighboring suburb required following a road of raised, crushed stone through several acres of grassland. The field had been clear when they came to Ryemend earlier today, but now the field was full of cows...and, curiously, a stand-off between crossbowmen and soldiers wearing the Viscount's colors.
Practicing dwarven later, Sergi replies in common, "well this is something you don't see everyday. Should we investigate this or keep out of the way Eder?" As he is saying this, Sergi checks the crossbowmen and see if they have any distinguishing marks, tattoos (maybe the cult), guild ta bards/insignia.
Post by scottenkainen on May 6, 2014 19:02:59 GMT -6
Turn 41b for Sergi, Eder
The crossbowmen appeared to be little better than commoners. They were a scruffy, evil-looking lot, with four out of the six of them tattooed either on their arms or exposed necks. And, remarkably, a full three of them wore tattoos that looked like demons.
"What are you looking at?" one of them shouted at Sergi, pointing his crossbow at the Rhenee.
In dwarven sergi speaks to Eder, "we should report this to the captain in ryemend as the cult here is present. We are a little outnumbered here"
switching back to common, "nothing at all we will be going." Sergi tries to either use the rubble or a cow as cover as he retreats back in Ryemond. If possible, Sergi checks out the soldiers(Viscount) men to see if there are tattoos on them.
Post by scottenkainen on May 7, 2014 11:34:46 GMT -6
Turn 41c response for Sergi, Eder:
While Sergi considered leaving the scene to go get help, but checked out the group of nine soldiers first. However, they were all wearing leather or chain armor, hoods or helms, and gloves or gauntlets -- too concealing to show off tattoos on any of them.
Seeing as Sergi and Eder are outgunned and no real cover other then cows, Sergi says to the soldiers (viscount men), "well looks like you got this covered. We as citizens will not get in your way." Nodding to the dwarf and bluffing, "lets go back the way we came until this clears. Nothing to see here." Sergi backs up slowly not turning his back on the soldiers or the crossbowmen.