Yeah, I have to echo Michael here with the time constraints. I don't make it a practice to drop PbP games usually, but since this one has had a couple of players drop, then I am sorry to say I will drop this game officially too.
As Michael said, you are a great DM, and I really enjoyed taking Fredrik along for the ride. I hope your own Serpent's Skull PbP keeps going strong, and you keep up the great work!
Take care, Navior.
Fredrik stumbles into the mine tunnel, trying to follow Udaya, with Vene close behind him. He curses the lack of light, but still has the presence to keep his voice down. Once again, he wished he had memorized a light spell. Only when Dara's piercing whisper echoes next to him does he realize he has arrived with the others.
This may sound like a stupid question, but did we have a plan for actually getting inside the Mine? I don't think these guards will let us waltz in there. I thought we were going to either
1. Wait until nightfall and sneak in, or
If all else fails, Freddie can use Ghost Sound to lure the guards away from the entrance, if necessary.
Fredrik's musings are interrupted by the sound of shattering glass. He whirls around, a spell on his lips, but he only sees Venedictus with a stricken look on his face.
He walks over to the cleric, and says to him in a low voice, "Hey, don't let that guy get to you, Vene. Sure there is a lot of ugliness here, but there is also beauty too, if you know where ta look for it. Why, my uncle used ta tell me stories about some of the most beautiful creature he ever met, a golden winged angel, long blonde hair...now I kinda think he's full of crap, but still that is one thing he passed on to me, before my mother and I left....our home and came here."
Fredrik hides any acknowledgement of the groups actions before he replies to Smenk. "Ok, my curiosity is piqued. I am willing to look into this for you, and I believe my companions feel the same way. That said, any additional information you can provide us, like a map of the Dourstone mines, would be greatly appreciated." he makes sure to cover his mouth to hide his smirk.
Hi, folks. I might be out of commission for a bit. Currently sitting in labour and delivery room while my wife sleeps, so can post for now, but will probably have my head ripped off if I try it a few hours from now.
Bravo! and Congrats! Just be sure to get him started playing PF as soon as he figures out the dice should not be put into his/her mouth!
Girlfriend? She's not my girlfriend...at least not yet....and I told her not to...oh well too late now.
Fredrik gags at the smell of Kullen's breath, and grunts as the beefy finger touches his chest, and fighting back the fear he feels, he retorts, "Well, gee, I feel so much better now! He wants to see us to hire us for some unspecified job, up at his humble abode, where accidents have been known to happen, and people tend to leave there in more pieces than they arrived with!"
He fights back his own anger, When did I get so hot headed, it must be hanging around Bear and Udaya, I guess. "So, Kullen, would you care to offer any guarantees if we go up to visit Smenk, we can return under our own power?"
Sense Motive 1d20 ⇒ 11
For his downtime, Freddie will
"Yeah, that is strange, maybe that is something I will ask you to research later, but I suspect my companions want to do..." glancing at Bear and Udaya, "other things. So I shant keep you any longer."
He bids Allustan a fond farewell, and then the group meets up at the The Able Carter Coaching Inn where they had breakfast earlier.
Keeping his voice down, he asks, "Well, I hate to ask, but what should our next move be? Seeing that green worm thing at the observatory makes me nervous. Maybe we should check out Mister Smenk mine since there may be some hints why Smenk brought over his friend to town. What do you guys think?"
Freddie smirks at Vene, "Well we could certainly try to figure it out on our own, but would that mean us having to open the box? Yes, I think so. That is not something I wish doing at this point in time. Perhaps later, we can risk it. As for Allustan's trustworthiness, he has dealt fairly with us so far...do you have something against wizards in general?"
Allustan aka Navior wrote:
Fredrik bows in respect to the older gentleman, "Hey, this is a big help for us, thanks for your efforts, Allustan. If I need to see that Chronicles of Chan book, I will let you know."
If Freddie owes him any money for the work, he will pay Allustan now.
Fredrik listens to the speech given by Bear, and is struck by a sense of kinship with these compatriots. He had never been close to anyone before, due to his upbringing, and he realized he liked being a part of this group. Strange, that it took a lust for gold to bring this about. He discovered then, while Bear was correct in all respect, he finds himself agreeing with his fellow mage for different reasons.
"Yeah, I think we should stick together, Allustan can wait."