Imperial Dragon Sorcerer

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22 posts. Alias of Cuàn.


Male Aphorite Antiquarian 1

Sorry for being absent. Work and then some stupid inflammation of my jaw conspired to keep me busy and my mind fuzzy

Basil had followed along quietly. He didn't like law enforcement in general and his image of the US version was less positive than his image of those back home.

When Basil speaks French it's with a British accent thick enough to make the ears bleed on any native speaker. "Je parle Français mais lire est plus facile." He coughs a bit, as if to clear some phlegm from his throat. "I also am an antiquarian and quite familiar with historical documents."

The Check: 1d20 + 8 + 1d6 ⇒ (11) + 8 + (3) = 22
Since it's about a mine I figured Know: Engineering also works? If not subtract 1. I also added my Inspiration die for free as that applies to just about all the listed skills

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Basil hangs back a bit. Rural America. He knew it wasn't fair but it always felt like everyone there was some shade of hillbilly. Might have something to do with his accent as apparently sounding European made you sound posh and many didn't like posh. And when they did it was because they thought you had money.

So instead of talking he just took in the faces around him and the features of the rooms. When 'miss Deeeb' came down and asked about the rooms he just nodded and hoped his new companions would talk. Wouldn't want the woman to think he's rich and overcharge for the rooms.

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"I can fit three more in my car but the capacity for luggage is limited. As is the comfort in the backseats for tall people."

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Basil nods at Bella's comments about her parents, "I think I get it. My parents weren't very happy when I moved to the States and they can't help but comment about that when we speak."

At the comment about the cars Basil turns to that conversation, "I have a car. I brought my mini hatchback with me from the UK when I moved here. It's from 2002 though so pretty old."

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Basil was just about to comment he'd tag along when Belladonna made the remark about the elves. "What? How do you mean? You are an elf yourself aren't you? What did you do?

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As Jeron mentioned he could only give two bottles of LaSource Basil nods, "I'll just pass on the CloWa then. I'm not so eager to end up with cirrhosis of the liver. The sweetener used here means you trade healing now for potential heavy damage later."

He paid very little attention to the haggling. He'd always learnt it was dishonorable and he just wasn't very good at it.

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While the otrhers get ready to move on Basil stays put, "So what happens to these buggers now?" He points at the surrendering goblin with his spear. "Can't just leave them here, now can we? How does this work with authorities and the like? If it wasn't clear already, Basil's ignorance regarding the rules of the adventurer's life became all to clear.
In the past he'd always left intrusions and weird occurrences to security and very few messed with the golems most museums used (let alone the Egyptian wing of the British museum which was guarded by a mummy that hadn't been able to let go of the duties he had in life. So he also still worked as a barber on the side).

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I somehow entirely missed the waiting was on me

Seeing only one goblin left standing Basil steps forward, spear aimed at it. The moment he is within reach he strikes. Once more it's form over function and his strike misses gracefully.

Move 5 ft step towards goblin
Standard Attack last goblin
Attack: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (7) + 3 = 10 Damage: 1d8 + 4 ⇒ (8) + 4 = 12

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Seeing the goblin with a bow(purple) as the bigger nuisance, Basil makes his way towards, though he's careful not to give the other one an opening.
Once within reach he once more lashes out with the spear. Failing miserably he curses under his breath.

Move 5 foot step towards purple gob
Standard Attack purple gob
Attack: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 3 = 7 Damage: 1d8 + 4 ⇒ (1) + 4 = 5

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Spotting an opening in one of the goblin's defenses Basil struck with his spear.

Attack of Opportunity
Attack: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (17) + 3 = 20 Damage: 1d8 + 4 ⇒ (7) + 4 = 11

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Hearing the sound of more goblins a little further in the shop Basil makes a move to go past the boxes.

Climb: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (18) + 3 = 21
Move Crossing over the boxes and moving as close as possible to the goblins up to them being in reach of the longspear. Assuming I succeeded at the I think I could get the light blue goblin within reach. Sadly the moving is still a drama from my phone.

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posting from phone so I can't really move myself

Just in time to cover Klyto, Basil takes one step forward so gets two out of three goblins within reach. He then takes a stab at the front one.

Move One step forward.
Standard Attack south most goblin.
Attack: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (9) + 3 = 12 Damage: 1d8 + 4 ⇒ (4) + 4 = 8

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Know: Local, untrained: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (7) + 4 = 11
Perception: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (15) + 4 = 19

Upon seeing Klyto Basil speaks up, "Hey Klyto, a question. Could I.." He then spots the goblins hiding among the boxes. And they are armed. Quickly he grabs the longspear from his cart and stands at the ready, waiting to see what the goblins will do.

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Basil grumbled. Even with some mixing and matching he wouldn't be able to get a proper kit below 30 gp, which he didn't have.

Then suddenly, when he was about to just grab the crappy set and pay he had an idea. He put the bad ones back, loaded the good gear into his cart and started making his way through the store. He had to find Klyto! If he he had permission to work in Klyto's shop for just a few hours he'd be able to make his own daggers, and spear and probably some extra things that he could sell for more funds. But he'd need to find the guy first.

So Basil is systematically combing the aisles looking for Klyto and as such slowly making his way towards the boxes.

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Do note that Basil doesn't actually have 30 gp left to buy things. So he's still stuck with the cheap, crappy stuff.

Main reason for that is that he couldn't make a craft or profession check before the start to add extra coin. He can craft but that's not his job and what he does do for a living is actually covered by a selection of other skills (Appraise, Knowledge [Arcana], Knowledge [History] and Knowledge [Religion] mostly).

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Basil scrunched his nose as he heard about the Coca CLoWa. That stuff was horrible, or at least the US version was. Here they sweetened it with glucose-fructose corn syrup, which was horrible. Back home they made it with good, old fashioned, beet sugar, which was much better.

No, instead he proceeded to the tool section to find himself some weapon crafting tools. He just hoped it wouldn't include a portable anvil, he couldn't afford one of those.
Passing by the spear rack as he moved towards the tools he quickly grabbed a long spear. Having one of those on hand would always be a good idea.

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Basil looks up as he hears a familiar voice, and turns to Klyto "That is the idea yeah. I figured I might as well go and look for some historical or fantastic items of my own. How hard can it be? And thanks for the offer on the armor, I just don't think custom kit is within my budget at the moment." Considering the buffoons that came into the show, not very.

Basil picked the bow and grabbed an extra quiver of arrows, just to be sure. He stops at the sign advertising cheap daggers and shortswords and contemplates his options. Shortswords would be nicer, but even at a discount they'd hurt his budget. Even with the discount the armor had put a dent in his budget. So with a sigh he resolved to stick to the daggers.

He the pulled out his shopping list and started mentally ticking boxes ticking for all the items he had grabbed. When Basil reached the bottom of the list he sighed again. He still needed a new maintenance kit for his grandma's blade. They'd never have the proper tools here, nor could he afford those, so some smithing set would have to do.

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The moment he entered the K-Mart Basil remembered why he never went there. The healthy food was overpriced while sugar and saturated fat were cheap. It was almost bad enough to make him miss the Tesco down the street where he grew up. Almost.

It had almost always been an issue during his years in the US. Food. Or better put, good, healthy food. Large portions of his budget would end up being used to buy fresh vegetables and fresh fish. The latter being one of the main reasons he preferred coastal areas as there he could usually buy his fish directly from the fishermen.

Luckily he wasn't here for the food. He needed equipment if he was going out into the world to actually find hidden treasures of his own. Yet when he asked the store clerk for equipment fitting for sleuthing she had pointed him to the 'Little Sherlock: kit for the junior sleuth and alchemist', which wasn't quite what he was looking for. Now he ended up with a kit intended for 'Wack Wizards', but at least it contained all the things he needed.

Next step would be armor, preferably something light, and some weapons to go with the heirloom katana he already had. Some daggers and perhaps something like a shortbow.

So he bought a Wizard's Kit at 16g 8s, meaning he has 103g 2s left.
He is now looking at light armor, leather lamellar if available, and as he says, 2-3 daggers, a shortbow and some arrows. Assuming there also is the 20% discount on those he'd end up with a remainder of 24g

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It's rather fun and a bit odd to see you guys talking about all kinds of things and places I have no ideas about.

I live in the area around Amsterdam, in the Netherlands as I said before. Since the country is quite small everything is close by by American standards (from the south west end to the north east end, not counting the isles, is just over a 4 hrs drive).

All the big fast food chains here are from the USA and are, with the exception of Five Guys, the usual suspects (Mac, BK and KFC). There also is a national chain but that has been dwarfed by the massive inflow of Macs and BKs and almost a third of the places are in Amsterdam alone.

As for Basil and being a native outsider, he doesn't really care. He has golden skin so the ignorant assume he's an Aasimar, as Aphorites are relatively rare and as such not as well known, and that suits him just fine.

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As far as I heard you only go there for the burgers.
If I'm looking for good fries I won't go to a fast food chain at all but instead visit a smaller, local shop where they sell handmade fries.

As for the portions thing, over here they are at most half of what US portions are.

I'd appreciate a bit of a description for most typically US stores and the such. Then again, Basil also still isn't all that familiar with the variety of stores, having grown up in the UK.

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I'm not American, I'm Dutch. That said, I do know what Five Guys is, we have a few of those here as well.

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Possible connections
- Basil could have come into contact with Kylto while looking for equipment to care for his great-grandmother's sword.
- Getting into contact with Bella over casting equipment should work. Basil himself also is an app-less caster as his magic comes from his collections of old trinkets(somehow).
- Edie and Katrina, could be that he met them at the mall. In Bella's case it could be that he was a nice customer that actually didn't even seem to notice she was a Tiefling. Another possible connection is that they are both native outsiders (though as an Aphorite Basil is more misunderstood than maligned, if people know what he is at all).
- Takesh, no idea.

Fighting style At the start of the game Basil will look kinda silly, trying very hard to incorporate the stances and swordplay he was taught by his father. He is less than elegant though.

Basil already has background skills.