Email Game

Week 4

Aven,
Brottin of the thieves guild let’s Aven know that if she want to work the streets in this town, she will pay the 20% fee to the guild. “Freelancers don’t last long, especially freelancers that owe as much money as you do. Don’t think that fancy job as a watchman means anything to them.” Aven responds by saying that she would recommend he stay out of her way, as she doesn’t play by the rules. Don’t expect her job as a watchman or this town’s laws protect his precious guild if they cross her.
Intimidation Check (18) + Mental (3) + Speech (3) = 24
Brottin’s resistance (14) + Toughness (2) + Followers (3) + modified level check (5) = 24

Although it turns into a quick staring contest, Brottin and Aven respect each other a little more, although Aven feels she might have to watch her back around him.

Catherine’s Check (15) + Mental (1) + Profession: Bookseller (5) = 21
After checking with Catherine, Aven learns the initials are Soirren Oml Tasl. He was a cartographer with the first team the Scarlet Queen sent through the portal as explorers. He was decently famous in the Imperial City, but he only did 2 maps on the Island of Refuge. One (copy) is for sale for only 4 Gp (She won’t allow Aven to borrow or look at it for more than a few minutes), while the other was thought lost. She offers buy Aven’s map from her for 25 Gp. Looking over the copy of the other map…
Aven’s Mental Check (15) + Mental (3) = 18
She notices some unusual features on the map, but can’t tell more without a closer look.

Aven’s Appraisal Check (9) + Mental (3) + Thievery (3) = 15 vs exotic goods = 20
Aven isn’t sure of the cost of maps and isn’t positive what is a good deal.

Aven’s Gather Information check for the stolen cows (19) + Mental (3) + Speech (3) = 25
Although Aven works her way through all the thieves guild contacts, she’s certain is wasn’t one of them and they seem to know nothing about it. Loarr’s a huge guy and his daughter Lyetah is extremely attractive. Most guys avoid upsetting him and concentrate on trying to impress her. On top of that, his inn draws some of the richer merchants and the guild wouldn’t do anything to turn those marks away.

Aven meets with Rigil and the other man who helped on the docks, Zynx. They discuss the mayor’s death and Rigil suspects someone perhaps with a connection was involved. They also discuss their findings that the mayor’s changes and plans with the town. Someone approaches the table, as they are talking. It turns out to be one of the people who came through the portal. He introduces himself as Dade and says he’s found out some information about the mayor as well. (See below)

Aven continues to build her relationship with Rigil, giving and asking in turn about her past, his past etc, and how much they hate the queen. She shows him the dagger stolen before going through the portal and explains it’s her last jab at the Scarlet Queen and her people.

Watchmen Check (11) + Physical (6) + Athetics (5) + ½ Balance (1) – Town’s resistance to authority (3) = 20 / 2 = 10 Gp + Common Lifestyle Expenses
Aven works as a watchman and does it well, playing on her strengths and the physical demands of the job. Especially as a watchman, it’s apparent that the town is falling apart without leadership. Businesses are starting to invest in bodyguards as the day-to-day town demands aren’t met with the regular competence and there isn’t a voice to unite the town leadership.

Aven checks into the Blacksheep Hostel and will have no penalties next week.

Email 1 xp
Roleplaying 2 xp

Rigil,
Rigil negotiation check (14) + Mental (5) + Speech (3) = 22
Vasha’s resisted negotiation check (5) + Mental (-2) + Something for nothing (7) = 10
Vasha insist she doesn’t have time for less than 5 Gp, but after a minute or two, Rigil talks her down to 3 Gp easily.

The man who came with Rigil through the portal and stood nearby and helped at the harbor would approach him and introduce himself as Zynx. He’s now a watchman as well and would like to help in Rigil’s investigation. Rigil decides after a brief conversation to have Zynx look into the poison, while he asks around town about the mayor’s history with the town.

Rigil’s gather information check (12) + Mental (5) + Speech (3) = 20
Rigil asks about the history of the town and Mayor. The town has never prospered as much as with the last mayor. Since there’s not a central government or anything out here, lawlessness and anarchy would rule the day, but Mayor Imbrius instituted a lot of reforms and laws (some unpopular). He ensured the captain of the watchmen was someone who couldn’t be bought and grew the watchmen into a force recognized by the city. He also raised taxes by 400% (from almost non-existent) and at times used his power to make himself rich and secure his power. There are rumors he was going to raise taxes to grow the watchmen into more of an army to secure the city.

Rigil doesn’t have time to pursue his previous witness.

Rigil, Zynx and Aven meet up and discuss the Mayor’s death as well as the poison and history. Someone approaches the table, as they are talking. It turns out to be one of the people who came through the portal. He introduces himself as Dade and says he’s found out some information about the mayor as well. (See below)

Rigil’s watchmen check (13) + Mental (5) + Speech (3) – Town’s resistance to authority (3) = 18/2 = 9 Gp + Common Expenses
It’s apparent as a watchman that the town is falling apart without leadership and citizens are more resistant to authority. Businesses are starting to invest in bodyguards as the day-to-day town demands aren’t met with the regular competence and there isn’t a voice to unite the town leadership.

Rigil checks into the Blacksheep Hostel and will have no penalties next week.

Email 1 xp
Roleplaying 2 xp

Dade,
Dade asks around about the mayor’s plans and who might benefit from his death.
Gather information check (19) + Mental (1) + Speech (3) = 23
Dade discovers the Mayor had plans to open a sewer/aqueduct system, and it was opposed by several people including Laucios (the priest of the temple of Ares), Luke (the master of the Arena), and Lyle (the owner of the town gambling hall).

Dade tracks down some watchmen investigating. Surprisingly, it’s most of the people he came through the portal with.
Stealth check (15) + Physical + (6) + Stealth (5) = 26
Rigil’s perception check (11) + Mental (5) = 16
Zynx’s perception check (13) + Mental (5) = 18

Although they don’t see him, they are unnaturally alert for guards. They split up to track the poison and to look into the history of the town. Dade follows Rigil to learn about the Mayor’s history.

Later as they meet up at a bar and discuss what was learned, Dade decides to step forward and share what he knows as well. (see below)

Looking for large greatsword luck check (18) + vs Exotic/unusual item (20) – Town Modifier (2) = 18
Dade looks and does find a large greatsword for 100 Gp in the Minotaur’s Hoof, but it looks well used and older. Eothur also offer to create one for 90 Gp, but it will take about 2 weeks or he can provide the materials for Dade to work on it at cost (50 Gp).

//Nothing purchased at this time.

Alira is recovering, it will just take time. She’s using the time off her feet to attempt to put together a survival guide and maps.

Working at the Fountain of Swords (11) + Mental (1) + Weaponsmith (3) = 15/2 = 7.5 Gp + Common Expenses.

Dade continues to stay at the Blacksheep hotel and will have no penalties next week.

Email 1 xp
Roleplaying 2 xp

Zynx,
Zynx asks Rigil if he can aide in the investigation. Rigil explains he was going to ask about the mayor’s history and check out the poison. After talking for a while, it’s decided that Rigil should go ask around while Zynx looks over the poison.

Zynx’s poison check (19) + Mental (5) = 24
Zynx examines the poison. It’s a rare distilled poison from a fey-touched creature known as a wyvern. It’s very expensive and hard to come by.

Sorceress Drusinua works in town as a spellcaster for hire. Her spells for hire are as follows:
Detect Poison 5 Gp
Read Magic 5 Gp
Arcane Mark 5 Gp
Detect Magic 5 Gp
Identify 110 Gp
Comprehend Languages 10 Gp
She also can do some alchemy, but she won’t always agree to it.

Read Magic is 12.5 Gp, it will take a difficulty 11 Divine skill check to cast the spell.

Zynx, Rigil, and Aven meet up and discuss the Mayor’s death as well as the poison and history. Someone approaches the table, as they are talking. It turns out to be one of the people who came through the portal. He introduces himself as Dade and says he’s found out some information about the mayor as well. (See below)

Watchmen Check (9) + (5) – Town’s resistance to authority (3) = 11/2 = 6.5 Gp + Common Expenses.
It’s apparent as a watchman that the town is falling apart without leadership and citizens are more resistant to authority. Businesses are starting to invest in bodyguards as the day-to-day town demands aren’t met with the regular competence and there isn’t a voice to unite the town leadership.

Zynx stays at the Blacksheep Hostel this week and will have no penalties this week.

Email 1 xp
Roleplaying 2 xp

——Below
The characters discover the town has never prospered as much as with the last mayor. Since there’s not a central government out here, lawlessness and anarchy would rule the day, but Mayor Imbrius instituted a lot of reforms and laws (some unpopular). He ensured the captain of the watchmen was someone who couldn’t be bought and grew the watchmen into a force recognized by the city. He also raised taxes by 400% (from almost non-existent) and at times used his power to make himself rich and secure his power.

There are rumors he was going to raise taxes even more to grow the watchmen into more of an army to secure the city and open a sewer/aqueduct system to help the town grow. This was opposed by several people including Laucios (the priest of the temple of Ares), Luke (the master of the Arena), and Lyle (the owner of the town gambling hall).

The mayer was killed in his sleep without any guards noticing anything. In addition to slashing wounds, he was killed by a poison that’s a rare distilled poison from a fey-touched creature known as a wyvern. It’s very expensive and hard to come by.

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