[pnpgm] Game update #327 - File #533 - Jordi's Wedding/More Encounters
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Alias/Player Character Name Type Status/Notes Sex
Balrog Balrog Warrior Normal/Human Ma
Chris Wells Ben'dar Warrior Normal/Human Ma
Tom Crockett Caladan Wizard Normal/Human Ma
Marcel Liberty Chion Sailor Normal/Human Ma
Bob Eldred/Nomad Damon Sailor Normal/Human Ma
Ryan Torres Farseeker Warrior Normal/Human Ma
Sergi Sallent Jordi Wizard Normal/Elf Ma
Tim Falkenberg Malradh ben Kasha Merc Normal/Human Ma
NPC Plaqyer Neva Archer Normal/Elf Fe
Wayne Richardson/Uji Thig Sidh MU Normal/Faerry Ma
Orion (Paul Broman) Trembyl Wizard Normal/Human Ma
Wout Broere Unali Ninja Normal/Human Fe
Scott Adams Xian Wizard Normal/Human Ma
Alex Koponen Z'leyra Healer Normal/Human Fe
Animals: Ventrius/Pogo Thig's dogs, Firesnake of Caladan's
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Game Update #327 in sequence (file #533)
Admin notes: Start of adventure #2 is getting there.
Been sick last few days so been out of it. But I'm working
on things and getting some work done. This is a status update.
A very QUICK update.
Three month Activities -
Ben'dar - 100% Done
Chion - 100% Done
Jordi - 99% Done - Minor Email replies left
Unali - 90% Done - I have to work on new email reply
Z'leyra - 75% Done - Working on actions now
So at this point should be cleaned up with Jordi and Unali
later this week.
Schedule of Events -
This Week - Work on Z'leyra's lengthy actions
This Weekend - Website work
March 1 - Try an initial post on adventure #2
This is your *LAST* week to check out the game website. I'll
be archiving all the files and such but I'll be removing
adventure #1 this weekend if I have time. I'll have it
cleaned up for adventure #2.
To Chion -
Farseeker is still curious as per the last update and
your big speech why you singled him out? :)
Jordi's wedding occurs 3 days after returning home. It
becomes a big yet small affair. Everyone but suresh
(not home yet) attends. The king unfournately has other
duties to perform and plus feels a king at a wedding would
take away the presence of the bride and groom. The
atar of this activitiy should be them. Duke Aren and Marta
do attend however. All party members also attend. All in
all about 22 attend the small affair. A Priest performs
the wedding but goes with the wishes of Jordi and ENva
on the fashion and format of a elf/human wedding. A large
feast is served and a party with dancing occurs for 3.5
hours afterwards. Many get drunk spouting stories of
past adventures and glory to come while giving toasts to
The guests place wedding gifts on the table to the couple -
King of Marentia -
He by servant in a nicely wrapped gift gives a nice
Topaz gold Ring to Neva that could be worth its weight
in gold alone. To Jordi he gives a fine bottle of
wine made in the best royal supported orchards.
Duke Aren - To both he gives nicely crafted and
expensively looking and made quivers for their arrows.
The leather and jeweled craftmanship must've taken
hours to do.
Balrog - Not one for ceremonies and parties Balrog gives
Jordi a nice fruit basket and feels embarrassed that
he can't give expensive gifts. To Neva he gives nice
archer gloves of high quality craftsmanship.
Caladan - During the outside wedding Caladan gives his
gift of a single white dove. He states it is a
tradition of his people to give such at weddings that
serve as a peace dove and he gives a blessing in his
native tongue to the couple as the dove flies away
for future happiness and well being.
Cholan - Being a fine user of the drink himself Cholan
found a nice Donaran bottle of fine wine and gives
it to the couple.
Damon - Knowing Jordi wishes to learn the ways of a
sailor and such Damon gives Jordi a set of Navigation
aids and a small toolkit for it.
Farseeker - To Neva he presents a nicely carved hunting
bow. He states it was once used by the champion hunter
of Marentia a decade earlier before he retired from the
sport. The string seems to have been strung very tightly
and well done. To Jordi he grins and gives him a old
semi shiny sword. "This is not a gag gift. This sword
is over 275 years old. It was once owned by Jhalor the
Elf diplomat warrior. He is said to be the single most
influential elf in his time for finding peace with the
nearby Donarans and other tribes surrounding the Wild
Forest. He alone stopped 2 wars. It came here by
a trader and I learned about it just recently. I
return it to you who should now carry on that tradition."
GM: In fact jordi knows of this name and recognizes the
famous elf. It is said at the end of one war he
went into the elder mountains to retire at a old age
and leave his...this sword...to his village. No one
ever saw him again.
Kasha - Jordi and Neva unwrap a oil painting, a old one it
seems. Kasha - "It is called Twilight". It depicts
a forest of trees that breaks into a large plain. In
the distance in the sky is a large storm with lightning.
In the trees are elves in motion as if fleeing the storm
and looking over their shadow. "Scholars have told me
some feel this depicts the coming storm or problem o
man to the domain of elves. The elves are trying to avoid
the storm or face it. No one can really decide which one
it is if they are facing the onslaught of man's rise on
this world or fleeing from it. Maybe in your lifetime you
can come up with the answer."
Suresh - Later when Suresh gets home he gives Jordi a nice
set of scrolls which seem to be secret intelligence
reports on topics Jordi finds of interest.
Triest - A set of crystal glasses are given by Triest.
Kaylle - A book - "Famous Elves of History."
Marta Valnon - Book is given of romantic peotry that was
scribed in just 2 days to the tongue of the Elf.
Z'leyra - Z'leyra gives the amulet he found from the first
Priestess encountered. It is a powerful healing amulet.
Thig - To either person a leather helmet is given. Thig
explains it has a Mind Shield cast into it which when
worn can allow you to be cloaked if a person is trying
to locate you.
Trembyl - He presents a simple belt. This belt has the
Levitate spell in it when worn the user can invoke the
spell. Jordi gives this to Neva.
Xian - To Neva he presents a simple locket with the
picture (how did he get a picture done?) of Jordi
inside it. To Jordi he gives a similiar locket with
Neva's face in it. Xian also explains jordi's has
a special function in it as well.
Princess Sava - A simple large Ruby Jewel is given to
Jordi. She explains this jewel is powerful and can
give short term divination ablity to those who simply
peer in it.
Chion, Ben'dar and Unali - Do you wish to give a gift?
At the wedding Duke Aren serves as Best man for Jordi.
Unali - Wishes to defer her reward for later
Jordi - Hasn't said anything yet.
Ok. I'll have some more stuff maybe friday if I get around
to it. What follows are just encounters. The first is
3 encounters I did not include in Z'leyras. I forgot to.
They are important though and may be establish future
plot points. They are here fo ryour reading. It is only
3 encounters. The last encounter is the ONLY one unali
had over the 90 days (a possible of 180 encounters and she
gets only 1!). Lucky gal.
[Z'leyra's - Lost Encounters ]
Encounter #1 - Night - 5:21am
[Z'leyra is sound asleep in the dark of her private room in the
boarding room. Across the alley on a 3 story warehouse building
roof is a being studying the window to her room and the house
itself. At this hour the city area is quiet. Only an occasional
dog bark or clang from a distant sea bouy is heard. Z'leyra's
eagle having found a nest 3 blocks away on top of a tavern where
he gets warmth and extra food is sleeping. The eagle is still
not so sure of Z'leyra so doesn't sleep around her at this point.
The being on the roof speaks a few words and then disappears
only to appear in the room of Z'leyra 3 feet from the window
and 2 feet from her bed. The being stands a minute and scans
the room. Z'leyra hears nothing as the teleport spell was
quiet as could be. The being pulls something out of his belt
and quietly stealthly walks the 2 feet to the bed. He looks
down at Z'leyra's sleeping form. Then with both hands he
reaches out and grabs her. One hand on her mouth and the
other on her neck. Z'leyra quickly feels a prick on her neck
and wakes up instantly. The being shushes her as he holds
her down with the other hand now. Z'leyra tries to struggle
but suddenly feels a odd sensation in her neck and body.
With her mouth closed she can't speak and thus cast magic.
Suddenly her hands fall to her side limp. The man waits
a couple more seconds and then lifts his hand from the mouth.
Z'leyra feels very odd and opens her eyes to focus on the
form in the room. The being walks to a drawer and lights
a candle which brigthens the room. Teh form then walks back
to the bed. She notices he is slightly slumped down from
the ceiling as he must stand 7.5 feet tall. He is dark brown
skinned and appears to be wearing desert clothing like some
desert tribes may do. He sits on the bed and caresses the
still form of Z'leyra.
Man: "The poison is fast acting. You won't be able to move
or speak. So don't even try. Its a waste of time. I've
been watching you and others for some time. You are clearly
a powerful person so I had to end the ability for you to
defend yourself in this situation. If only you were
more attractive. I've been sent here to warn you that
you should end this school of healing crusade. There are
people...powerful ones who do not wish their niche in this
area diminished. They wanted me to rough you up. But
we Jinn do have some honor. Besides your not my taste.
Your just not worth it as well in this state. I rather
have someone at least be able to defend themselves. "
[He stands and looks around the room. Examining the various
items in the room.]
Man: "We have been busy making this and that haven't we?
Oh and this study your doing of the social arts? You
really think someone would want to pay for that?" [he
laughs at his inside joke] "I waste my time here. I
will leave but before I do he said I could take my
payment from you. Obviously your not worth it so
what can I use or take.." [he begins to inspect the
various items not knowing some of their purpose..]
Man: "So you will stop this nonsense right? I may be
on the move soon but i'm sure there may be others
watching you. There are ..what do you call them?
power plays all around in this city..."
[He eyes the drum and bangs it softly as not to wake
anyone in the building. Then grabs a dagger and
threatens to tear it open. But feints it. Then
grabs the nice laurel staff. Examines it.]
Man: "This does look nice. But I'm not one for such
things. But this could be worth some money on the
open market. But too much trouble." [He puts the
staff down. Z'leyra continues to struggle but can't
move anything but her eyes and even then with extreme
exhaustion. She notices he lifts up several potions
and powder jars. He examines them and reads the scribbled
notes on the jars. Your not sure if he can read or not
but he examines each carefully then takes one.]
Man: "This potion here! I like its color and I sense it
can be worth something to a simple potion dealer. It'll
be fast to sell. So this is what I'll take."
[he grabs the container and ties a string to it and his
belt. He leans over Z'lerya.]
Man: "The drug will wear off in a few hours. If I got
in here this easy tonight think of what I could do
in the future. You have been warned."
[With that he peers out the window and then speaks a few
words and then disappears. Z'elyra struggles and she
sees sunlight come a hour later. The candle is now
gone from burning down. A couple more hours pass and
still she is paralyzed. She hears others down stairs
talking and food smelling aromas. She finally gives
up and decides to sleep. She wakes up to notice the
sun high in the sky and she starts to move a finger
and another 20 minutes she gains full movmeent. She
slowly rises and goes down stairs after she examines to
see what was taken. A single potion it seems. She
looks out the window and wonders who the man was or
what his meaning was about. She realizes at lunch she
was paralyzed for almost 6 hours.]
Encounter #2 - Night -11:12pm
[Z'leyra having spent several hours with a city builder
who designs buildings - schools in particular - is
walking down a deserted street rushing toward her
boarding house. She walks toward a quiet tavern with
a single lantern over its door. As she nears two figures
exit the place and stand under the light. One is very tall
maybe 7 feet? The other a shorter man maybe 6 feet tall
are talking. Z'leyra is only within about 30 feet but
in the shadows. The quiet brings a few words "...two
days...3rd street...11pm...". Z'leyra decides to just
walk past but then the taller figure turns and she
recognizes the man. The tall man that was in her very
room some two weeks prior. Z'leyra watches the two
converse in quiet whispers then the shorter man enters
the tavern and a loud click is heard like he bolts the
door. The other man looks in both directions so Z'leyra
hugs the wall and hopes she isn't seen in the darkness.
She isn't apparently. Z'leyra decides to follow the
man for more information on who he is. But suddenly
the man pulls out a bag from his arabian style clothing
and ...strips? Once completely nakes he bags his clothes
and with a few quick words changes into a large hawk.
The eagle grasps the bag and takes to the air into the
deep inky black sky. So hes a shape changer as well?
Later Sedu tries to learn more about the tavern and Z'leyra
finds out through underground contacts - well actually
a couple of beggars - that the tavern is owned by a guy
who is known among the Assassin guild circles. Two days
later Z'leyra learns a rich merchant was killed by what
seems to be some form of mysterious poison. She also
learns the same merchant was in discussion with Z'leyra
(though only two meetings) about investing in the healing
Encounter #3 - Night - 8:41pm
[The boarding house is empty aside from a old man in another
room who is hard of hearing in the first place. Most everyone
is out to see a nearby street festival. Z'leyra is weary and
alert. While in her room she hears a loud thump downstairs
and goes to investigate with her staff. She finds the noise
from the pantry where food and goods are stored. When she
opens the door she startles a young girl about 13 trying ot
grab some dried meat and other fruits. The girl shocked
drops everything nad tries to run out. But z'leyra catches
her. After a stern talking and interrogation Z'leyra finds
out the girl ran away from home 3 nights prior. She is
hungry so Z'leyra decides to feed her to let her open up
with more info. The girl refuses to tell many details but
finally does relax. Z'leyra sees oppurtunity in this girl.
She agrees to stay in contact with the girl named Sedu if
the girl helps her to learn of information and rumors on the
street. She even offers to pay her for the information. The
girl hesitates but after some time and after eating decides
to agree. Z'leyra goes to get a towel for her when she
returns she finds Sedu sleeping on the kitchen table. Z'leyra
decides this may be a start to a good relationship.
On the end of the 4th week, ie 28th day, of the first month back
in Marentia Unali has her one and only encounter. Aren went to
Malnon city on business to meet with a group of merchants. The
meeting was to discuss possible Cerulean Empire trade market
ventures publically. But privately it was to gain information
on possible Cerulean Merchant leadership for intelligence purposes.
Being early the group are dropped off at a nice tavern for a quick
breakfast at around 10am. The group includes Duke Aren, Unali,
2 aides to the duke (a scribe and a inteligence aide who dresses
like a bodyguard) and 2 bodyguards from Aren's realm. It also
included a driver for the wagon but he was not involved in the
encounter. At about 10:30 the group heads out for their meeting.
Aren decides to walk as he is rarely in this part of the city.
He rther explore the streets and shops. The short walk continues
for about 10 minutes. As the group takes a side street toward
where the home of the meeting is to be they find themselves off
the normal traffic lane. Aren is talking to his scribe on details
of the upcoming meeting. Unali is first to notice from one bush
ahead is a man leaning against a tree. Nothing unusual but she
becomes alert. Suddenly the man nods to no one in particular.
At once a group of kids, a street gang, appears out of various
hiding spots. The group is in clear danger. The gang leader
speaks to aren to surrender his gold and items. The gang have
mostly daggers, leathers and two have slings and 1 has
a sword. As Aren talks its clear the bodyguards are organizing
for a fight. They shift the scribe to the center of the group
to protect him as he is weaponless. The other aide, the undercoer
agent, has a sword and can fight. Unali appreaches Aren's side
and places hands at the ready with dagger. When Aren does grab
his gold bag to toss the leader requests the diplomatic pouch as
well he is carrying. Since that would be a security issue for
Marentia he refuses. That's when teh gang attacks.
One gang member fires his sling at aren and hits doing a mionr
5 point blow. The other howeer fires at the scribe and does
a severe 10 point blow. This knocks the scribe to the ground
who raises his hand to his head then falls to the ground.
Then the gang approaches. Aren takes 2 gang members on, Bodyguard
#1 takes 2, #2 takes only 1 and the intel agent takes 2. Unali
is attacked by 4 or she confronts 4.
First phase Unali swings on one of the gang members with sling
while using other dagger to defend against 3 possible strikes.
She hits the kid squarely on the side of the head and with one
blow knocks the kid out. One gang member swings his dagger
at Unali who parries it the impact of blades however breaks his
rusty old blade into 2 pieces. The other member swings but
Unali parries. The last gang member hits Unali but the dagger
doesn't penetrate her armor.
Second phase Unali misses both attacks and so do all 3 gang
members on her.
Next phase Unali hits the second slingman so hard it cracks
his shoulder blades. This unfournately due to massive
(a deadly hit) does so much damage instead of subdual it kills
the gangmember. The other 2 kids miss their attacks.
Phase 4 Unali swings and hits another guard knocking him out
with a single blow. She parries with the other dagger but
the last kid misses entirely. The one kid who broke his
dagger had reached for a backup but by this time he turns
tail and runs away.
Unali turns to check the scene. Unali sees 2 gang members
dead while 3 others are just knocked out. In total leaving
3 dead and 6 knocked out. Two others fled the scene. Unfournately
they were not chased by the group as they were too busy with the
others. City guards could not later find them but the others
would be interrogated for info. Eventually 2 weeks later arrests
of the other 2 were made. Most of them range in age from 14 to
21 however. This depresses Aren slightly having to do such
things to kids. As to the scribe his head injury was severe and
required a healer. He later lived but would not be able to attend
the meeting that day. He recovered. A bodyguard had a sevre
slash wound but easilly recoered. Aren took no damage.
Total combat time was 5 phases (15 seconds a very fast combat).
Update again friday maybe..For those waiting - like Ben'dar -
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