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Pathfinder Society Member. 5,980 posts (6,277 including aliases). 590 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 2 aliases.


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Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

OK, these doors do open, to a long hall which ends at a curved wall to the east where a brace of heavily barricaded double doors blocks further passage. Before the door stands a haphazardly constructed bunker of rubble and mud brick. Seven troglodytes stand with their backs towards you, weapons to hand, obviously guarding the barred doors ahead of them.

A head turns, teeth bared but showing confusion. A startled noise brings other heads around, and javelins are raised...

... then one of the troglodytes who has just converted to Sarenrae barges past Silena.

"Is Okie-dokie. Is friends," he gasps out. The javelins lower.

"They bring new religion. Nice one. We joined."

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Ahalak looks impressed.

"You are quite the song-smith, Grey Eagle."

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The damp - no, dripping wet - fellow blinks at you and then hiccoughs loudly.

"Um. Excuse me," he mumbles. "What do you want? Is it about a job?"

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

I am going to Marrakech 20-27 September, don't expect to get online...

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

I am going to Marrakech 20-27 September, don't expect to get online...

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

I am going to Marrakech 20-27 September, don't expect to get online...

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

I am going to Marrakech 20-27 September, don't expect to get online...

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

I think I messed things up. Rooms C1-C5 are at ground level, Rooms C6-C11 are underground beneath them.

The door at the east end of C5 is really odd when you take a closer look. It has been turned to stone and melded with the wall, and so does not open! (The magically-inclined would suspect a stone shape spell was used.)

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The day slowly wears on, starting hot and getting hotter...

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

"Kundal? That's him." A thumb is jerked towards the fellow having an improptu shower.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Ahalak nods.

"She-who-paints, no?"

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The 'tavern' is a large tent with a makeshift bar at one end. There's little custom this early in the day, but one fellow is wiping down tables and generally tidying up.

"Morning, what'll it be?" he says automatically when you come in.

Over in the far corner a large man is engaged in pouring a bucket of water over his own head.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Ahalak listens in growing wonder to the conversation.

"So, Grey Eagle, Pharas, The Walker, The Brave Cookie Who Knows It Not... names about which legends will be woven some day, no doubt. If it becomes right to bestow a name on any of us, that will become apparent... some take a name for themselves, others are given them. It does not matter."

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Billy-bob returns, saying that he has found Kundal drunk at a makeshift tavern (it's a tent, really) that's sprung up in town. Apparently when he arrived he was a hard worker, but the past few days he seems to have dived into the bottom of a tankard! When asked to come and see Gorguk, he apparently swore, tried to stand up, fell over and was sick.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

"Right," said Asherick. A thought strikes him.

"By what names should you be addressed? We as yet have to earn our names, and go by our milk-names. But you seem to be heroes already. How are you called?"

He sends Hargev and Nalmid to scout ahead, getting them to leave most of their stuff with him and Shadfrar. Once they've been gone (they left at a run) about a quarter of an hour, he indicates that the party should move out.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

You know, I think Ash keeps better track than I do :)

And I'm the DM...

But it's good to hear that you enjoy the game. As long as you do, I'll keep on running it.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Gorguk nods.

"Wise words, Lothar... Warden Narda. It seemed to me wise to remain here and see our new settlement established, but there is much to be done in surveying and pacifying our lands, work which has fallen to the rest of the Wardens to undertake. I trust that you all are up to the challenge."

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

I cannot remember.. and I'm at work right now. I'll comment tomorrow when I intend to be working from home and have access to my notes!

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Nice interaction, Silena and Sonya!

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

"We go as directed, Madam," says Ahalak. "Now, where is it that you would have us lead you first?"

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Hope you had a good time.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Gorguk nods.

"I would appreciate other eyes, Warden Shores, thank you. Billy-bob, run you and fetch Kundal the Kellid. He works at labouring jobs, whoever's raising a homestead or barn is likely to have him. If all else fails, he eats at Dyfrig's commissary come nightfall but I would see him before then if you can."

The summoned militia-man scampers off to do Gorguk's bidding.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The troglodytes smile (a rather alarming sight!) and nod.

"Okies. Understand we now. Said you 'slay those that refuse' to forsake Rovagug, confused us. Love them, hate their choice."

One produces a clay jug and takes a swig before passing it round.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Okies. Have fun... and hope everything settles down soon for you.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Have fun, and hope things work out for you soon.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The four boneslayers are all tough-looking fellows armed with earthbreakers and longbows who mix the skills of the ranger with those of the cleric. Their names are Ahalak, Hargev, Nalmid, and Shadfrar. It's clear they've operated as a team many times before.

Thousand Bones also gives you five potions of cure serious wounds, a wand of create water (44 charges), a wand of endure elements (23 charges), and five pots of Shoanti war paint (three
red and two silver).

He smiles and says "I had suspected for some time you would need my help. These gifts are nothing to me, but they may be everything to you."

Following Shoanti custom, everyone then turns and goes about their own business, leaving you lot and the four boneslayers to depart.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

"So, kindness show but only to fellow-believers, kill'um the rest?" nods the troglodyte spokesman. The others are looking round for any holy symbols that they can discard.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

A couple of militia-men are summoned to take the body to a storage shed.

"Apart from my interviewing the suspect on the pretence of offering him a post in the militia," says Gorguk, "What do you propose to do next?"

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The Shoanti bang their right fists on their left shoulders by way of applause. Thousand-Bones turns up with four warriors in tow.

"If you boys are done playing, these are the boneslayers who will accompany you. When you are ready, they will bring trail rations and water skins, then set your feet on the path you must follow, companioning you until you achieve your goal."

The weapon master is obviously quite impressed, pointing out various aspects of the combat to his students.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The troglodytes are indeed looking confused.

"Lady," says their unofficial spokesman. "Thought we you wanted us to follow your faith, now say you no? How we mark our choice, if permitted to follow even?"

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

A Shoanti lad, who says he is called Sand-Claw, fetches practice weapons for Garridan. Several others, youngsters and an older man who says he is a weapons-master who trains the youth, gather to watch.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Little gets past you, Lothar! You see them coming in carry what is obviously a corpse on an improvised stretcher.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The troglodytes mutter amongst themselves, then several step forwards.

"Yess. Sounding good is, can we? Ritual.. sacrifice... how start we?"

Five are listening intently, seemingly interested. The rest turn and move away, apparently less fascinated by religious matters.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The Shoanti also appear to be early risers, probably getting a jump on their day before it gets too hot! Apart from a few curious glances, people leave you to your devotions/exercises.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Several troglodyte heads turn towards Sonya expectantly...

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The troglodytes look nervously at each other. Eventually one is pushed forwards.

"Um. No. No there iss only above-ground ways. Walk across courtyard. B.. but who do we worship now?" (the last being almost a wail).

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

OK. Quite a few people look but nobody asks anything as you carry your sad burden to the Fort. Gorguk, looking a bit sweaty, is standing in the yard talking to Rhasadilara.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

If you two are happy to continue, then continue we shall... maybe the rest will turn up in time.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

The troglodytes squeal in alarm and most prostrate themselves at your feet. A few flee.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

I'm here...

So, Noriel, Barnabus and the corpse are going to the Fort. OK, you can get there - but do attract some curious looks from passers-by. Have you covered the corpse?

... I am trying to look in daily (didn't manage yesterday but was at church then doing Sabbath-type things in the afternoon!), if there's a post I respond.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Thousand Bones smiles.

"I shall offer some help, not just the boneslayers but some healing magics and some food."

He scratches out a map in the dirt for you.

(As it's more convenient, here's a map for you... probably a bit better than Thousand Bone's scrawlings but there again he's not really one for cartography!)

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

"The Acropolis of the Thrallkeepers is a ruin left over from an ancient time, a time when great powers ruled over this land. We speak of these ancient lords only in whispers today, but you may know their mark by the Sihedron, the seven-pointed star. I know not what perils await you within the Acropolis, but its location is not unknown to the Skoan-Quah. When you are ready to leave, I shall send with you four boneslayers to lead you there," said Thousand Bones, who looks pleased that you are contemplating this expedition.

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

So, what are people doing?

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Just so. Hopefully I have shouted enough that it won't happen again!

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Ash Dancer smiles.

"There are those among our people who, after living lives without lie and never speaking falsehood, have earned the title of Truthspeaker. It is a rare honour, one that requires many years of chastity, of self-control, of introspection. There are Truthspeakers among the Sklar-Quah, yet that does not help you. Would that the Skoan-Quah had one. Yet The Skoan-Quah and the Sklar-Quah are not the only Shoanti in the Cinderlands. I have heard tell that the Lyrune-Quah, the Moon Clan, who dwell in the shadow of the Wyvern Mountains far to the northwest, have Truthspeakers among them. If you could perform the ritual of rebirth at the Feeding Grounds of the Quah-Kael in the presence of a Truthspeaker, his words would be all the proof you need to secure an audience with the Sklar-Quah."

Thousand Bones nodded.

"This of course is where it gets complicated. The Lyrune-Quah are nomads. This time of year, they gather at a place sacred to them, a place called the House of the Moon at the northeasternmost edge of the Wyvern Mountains. Yet I fear that they will distrust you as tshamek as well, unless you bring to them proof of your honesty and need... now, how best to do that?"

He rubs his nose in thought.

"The Lyrune-Quah are unusual among the Shoanti. They do not seek enlightenment through our ancestors, but from the Song of the Spheres. They are devotees of Desna, and they trust those who worship her. Yet that trust is, alone, not enough to earn the aid of a Truthspeaker to be witness to your heroics against Cindermaw. The faithful of Desna have a tradition of exploring distant and dangerous places as a way to honour their deity, who watches over all who travel. When they reach the goal of their pilgrimage, a priest leaves a found-mark to honor his journey. One of the Lyrune-Quah's greatest ancestors was a priest of Desna named Tanjah — their legends speak of her pilgrimage into an ancient ruin and her discovery of a potent relic sacred to Desna, a stone globe held deep within a place called the Acropolis of the Thrallkeepers. Those who follow Tanjah's footsteps and seek her found-mark upon this globe are said to be given the Spherewalker's Mark, and with this mark, the Lyrune-Quah would welcome into their camp even their most bitter rivals."

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Excuse me for being quiet the past few days, the 'virtual learning environment' on which I run a distance undergraduate course had a bit of a meltdown, due to some yahoo in admin not realising that my courses run April-September rather than in the regular university terms and did the year-end update, throwing my poor darlings off when they a) had coursework to submit and b) were revising for their exams! All now sorted... and I'm knackered!

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Excuse me for being quiet the past few days, the 'virtual learning environment' on which I run a distance undergraduate course had a bit of a meltdown, due to some yahoo in admin not realising that my courses run April-September rather than in the regular university terms and did the year-end update, throwing my poor darlings off when they a) had coursework to submit and b) were revising for their exams! All now sorted... and I'm knackered!

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Excuse me for being quiet the past few days, the 'virtual learning environment' on which I run a distance undergraduate course had a bit of a meltdown, due to some yahoo in admin not realising that my courses run April-September rather than in the regular university terms and did the year-end update, throwing my poor darlings off when they a) had coursework to submit and b) were revising for their exams! All now sorted... and I'm knackered!

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Excuse me for being quiet the past few days, the 'virtual learning environment' on which I run a distance undergraduate course had a bit of a meltdown, due to some yahoo in admin not realising that my courses run April-September rather than in the regular university terms and did the year-end update, throwing my poor darlings off when they a) had coursework to submit and b) were revising for their exams! All now sorted... and I'm knackered!

Liberty's Edge

Female Depemds on the game system (human in the real world)

Hope you had a good time!

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