The Karameikos PbP, The Mistery of the Mirror (IC thread)

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Re: The Karameikos PbP, The Mistery of the Mirror (IC thread)

Post by hihama » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:42 am

He still could be a spy for Black Eagle, but if he helps us with the Iron Ring...

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Post by Sturm » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:33 pm

Westron road, Sisak
Scene XXXXV - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont night of 2nd day, 993 AC


Retameron, Desmond and Arteris decide to try to ask the wizard to help against the Iron Ring. Halia goes again to meet him, this time followed by you, Sam, Cardia, Retameron, Taran, Bellithiel, Kesh and Alexei. The others will stay in Sisak to help defend the village. Halia promptly returns with a crude map on paper, showing a clearing beyond a stream to the South east.
"He says his orcs are sure they are there. He was unable to scry them, so probably this means they have at least a wizard", Halia says.
"Let's go and try to take at least one alive to be questioned", Retameron says.
You go silently into the woods, walking a big circle south of Sisak until you are near the clearing indicated on the map. Then you see some lights ahead.
"I think we should try to get closer, then run and try to catch them by surprise, ready?", Retameron says.
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Post by agathokles » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:36 pm

We need some intelligence... perhaps an invisible scout, or at least someone stealthy enough go in quietly and let us know what we are about to face.

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Post by hihama » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:40 pm

I agree. Do we trust the word of that wizard? There could be anything there. It could even be a trap.

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Post by Sturm » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:13 pm

Westron road, Sisak
Scene XXXXV - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont night of 2nd day, 993 AC


"We should always take them with us, they are prudent and save me from keeping Retameron in check", Halia says smiling.
"Funny, but a sound suggestion indeed. Sam should take a look", Retameron says.
The halfling is made invisible by Cardia, then he goes scouting. No alarms are sound, and he returns soon.
"Ten humans, looking like mooks. Two looking out to the forest, I could try to take him down immediately. A female which looks like a cleric and another male cleric which seems to be the leader!", Sam says.
"Well, then Halia and Alexei should try to block the wizard, Kesh and Cardia the cleric, and I will also run to engage the wizard, others should run to the cleric, even if probably the warriors will try to protect them", Retameron says.
The others agree. Taran and Bellithiel too will run to the clearing.
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Post by agathokles » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:44 pm

If we all have bows or crossbows, a first volley of arrows before entering melee would allow us to exploit the surprise -- if we just run towards them, they'll have time to react.

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Post by hihama » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:37 pm

Bofar takes his crossbow and starts loading it.

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Post by Sturm » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:22 pm

Westron road, Sisak
Scene XXXXV - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont night of 2nd day, 993 AC


Retameron agrees to start with a range attack. The plan works, Halia catches the female cleric in a magical web, Alexei blocks two warriors, Kesh two others, three falls down for Cardia's spell. Bofar hits another with the crossbow, felling him. Lucius tries to hit another but misses, as Retameron and Taran, but Bellithiel and Sam fell two more. Only the male cleric is left standing, alone.
The man, surprised and angry, curses and throw an object to the ground. A big smoke rises from it, obscuring view.
"Surround the area, stop him!", Retameron says, running to the clearing.
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Post by agathokles » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:15 am

Lucius moves to one side, circling the area obscured by the smoke.

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Post by hihama » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:35 am

Bofar moves an other direction than Lucius.

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Post by Sturm » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:50 am

Westron road, Sisak
Scene XXXXV - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont night of 2nd day, 993 AC


Lucius and the others wade into the smoke without seeing much except for the fallen and blocked enemies. Only Bofar, on his side, can see the cleric running away toward the woods at a few feet from him.
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Post by hihama » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:07 pm

Bofar charges after the cleric and yells: Here!

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Post by Sturm » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:44 am

Westron road, Sisak
Scene XXXXV - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont night of 2nd day, 993 AC


Bofar runs to the cleric and hits him squarely, the cleric's chest armor is partially destroyed, he is wounded and falls down to the ground, but still he manages to cast a spell against the dwarf, who is blocked with his weapon stil raised.
The cleric still tries to get out and run to the woods.
Lucius and Retameron, arriving now, can see him trying to get away.
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Post by agathokles » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:50 pm

Lucius tries to shoot him down if he still has the crossbow, otherwise he tosses a dagger at the cleric.

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Post by Sturm » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:50 am

Westron road, Sisak
Scene XXXXV - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont night of 2nd day, 993 AC


Lucius shoots at the cleric, but just scratches him, and the man disappear into the dark woods.
"Damn, let's take the other prisoner and return to Sisak. Maybe that will be enough to stop the attack, now that they know we are after them", Retameron says.
As quickly as possible you gather the Iron Ring men and the female cleric, returning back to Sisak.
You report to the others and the wizards and clerics of the group proceed in interrogating them.
Some of you manage to catch a couple of hours of sleep, then you gather again just before dawn.
"It seems indeed the Iron Ring is paying the White Deaths to gather slaves. We should deliver the prisoners to Radlebb Keep. We had little rest this night, if any, but we should decide if to leave Sisak in the morning to proceed immediately westward or stay one more day and night to see if the town needs more help, or see if the Iron Ring and the White Deaths are still around. What do you think?" Desmond says.
"I'd like to stay a bit more to see if we can discover more about the Iron Ring activities in the area, and its connections", Retameron says.
"But our main mission is to retrieve the Orb, and that means reaching the Swamp as soon as possible. Probably the local Lord and Radlebb Keep troops can take care of the situation", Bellithiel says.
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Post by hihama » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:40 pm

We have to decide what is more important, our original mission or the situation here. I say we have tallied already too much, we shoukd proceed according to the original plan, with haste.

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Post by agathokles » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:23 pm

We've done what we could here. Chasing down the Iron Ring and the White Death is more of a job for the military. We should focus on our original goal.

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Post by Sturm » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:44 am

Westron road, Sisak
Scene XXXXVI - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont morning of 3rd day, 993 AC


"Yes, probably is better to move along. Let's rest a bit more and depart not too early in the morning", Desmond says.
Arteris agrees and Retameron complies to the will of the majority, so you manage to sleep two more hours before waking up again to leave Sisak.
The local lord's men at arms have now arrived and there have not been more attacks. A big patrol from Radlebb Keep is on the way too.
Desmond and the others decide to leave all the prisoners in the village to be picked up by the Karameikan troops.
"We had one more chat with the cleric of the Iron Ring about the Black Eagle and Skarda. She has heard that sometimes this Skarda sells or buys slaves from the Ring. She has heard the Black Eagle officers in the port of Halag can be bribed to overlook cargoes, but she maintains the Ring does not take orders from the Baron. And it seems, using magic, she really believes that".
"That does not make Von Hendriks innocent, only good at hiding his trafficking", Alexei says.
"That may be true, but still we cannot accuse him of anything without very solid proofs", Desmond says.
"If only we could capture and interrogate some high member of the Iron Ring. But no one exactly knows who the leaders are and where to find them, except for Nicodemus' rumors about Von Hendriks' court wizard, Lucius Pamphilion, we recently heard", Retameron says.
Your preparations are interrupted when a new carvan reaches Sisak, an heavily armed group of dwarves and gnomes, and between them, your friend and companion from Threshold, Taradain.
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Post by agathokles » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:52 pm

Glad to see you, Taradain! What brings you to this corner of the duchy?

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Post by Dervish » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:54 pm

"i missed you and as time got on i was worried as i have had no word from you in a while. so i asked Bonth and he suggested if i really wanted to know that i should go find out for myself. So here i am! Taradain says with a smile "Gathering from the stories and rumors i have been hearing you two have been very busy I am Glad to find you in good health"
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Post by hihama » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:14 pm

I am not so sure about health or mood or anything. But it is really nice to see you.

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Post by Dervish » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:33 pm

Given our lines of work i would say you are in good health. The important question now is where do we go next?
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Post by agathokles » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:20 pm

The usual... chasing magic stuff, you know, in case for once it doesn't get stolen by evil wizards...

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Post by hihama » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:18 pm

Swamp, we are going to splash around some stupid swamp. Excuse my language but I'm not very exhilarated about it...

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Post by Dervish » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:14 pm

that does not sound fun at all but it is what we do! When do we leave?
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