[pnpgm] Game Update #36 - File #268 - Shiben and entering Ticasi finally
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HT Aliaver/Player DS Character Name Type Status/N;;tes Sex
R1.John Haight.......HY..Arawn.............Druid .Normal/Alfar .. Ma
--.Tobie Bonahoom....YY..Fremea............Sidh....Normal/Faerry.. Fe
W2R2.David Sanders.....HN..Kiet.Sunan........Acrobat Normal/Human ..Ma
R4.Wout Broere.......YY..Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human ..Fe
W3R4.Alex Koponen......YY..Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human ..Fe
Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra
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Game Update #37 sequence (file #268)
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From Fremea: [Re: Actions]
Yes, Fremea will take him out.
From Unali: [Re: Actions]
Unali will follow on horse, but expects that Fremea flying
ahead gets there first.
From Kiet: [Re: Actions]
Kiet will not follow the escapee. Instead he casually moves
to recover his tossed javelin, noting to himself the
effectiveness of the tactic. He smiles to himself as he is
quite satisfied. Then it's time to discontinue the boot's
magic and walk over to the fallen bowman.
Kiet gathers the mans things he lost in the fall then sets
aside his javelins. He takes out a dagger, and says to Arawn
"I think I will take charge of this one for now." He then sets
about removing anything of value from the man, searching him
Kiet doesn't have his ropes with him (they are on the horse
Fremea was borrowing) but is quite certain he can handle the
He offers to question the captive and, when the captive awakes,
Kiet will cast Tongues at max EL and at 5x cost so that he might
learn the man's language. If the spell fails, when Z'leyra
returns, Kiet will ask her "Might I use the language rope?
Just to learn, not to strangle him with. I promise...for
I will question the man:
What is your name?
What is your tribe?
Who are these others?
Which one was the leader?
Why did you choose to attack us?
Where do you come from?
Why should I not just kill you here and now and leave your
body to rot, and feed the vultures?
Kiet will use his skills as an executioner, to the point
of hurting the man by striking his wounds, to get his answers.
If any of his weapons are exceptional, Kiet considers keeping
GM: Ack. BTW where you are how many times zones awy from EST?
I could google it but too lazy. Curious how you will be
reacting to things later or earlier for the 3 months.
From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
Z'leyra will gladly let the others chase down the last horseman.
She has bleeding to deal with. She tells the horses to stick
around. To the party members she says, "My mistake, I ...
She grimaces, lifts her mail armor off and grabs a bandage and
a water bottle to clean the wound with.
Later after the wound is treated and healed she looks over
the bandit's gear and mentions, "This should pay for our food
and lodgings for awhile. Any extra we can share."
GM: Ack. Healing? So did I miss a spell? :)
[Aratad Province - Hills]
[Decalis 19th, 1634TH]
[Time: 12:33 pm]
Z'leyra stares at the fleeing rider going back the way
he came from. Then looks at the wounded archer. She can
see he is bad off but decides to remove her armor to check
out her own wound. She figures the height of the rider
to her on the ground gave him an advantage. "My mistake, I
left myself open to that shot. Relied too heavily on my armor."
Kiet runs toward the fallen archer and circles around the
man a half dozen times making Arawn a bit buzzy showing off
his speed boots. "I think I will take charge of this one for
now." He then sets about removing anything of value from the
man, searching him quite thoroughly.
Unali charges the fleeing man and gets alongside him. With
legs using to drive the horse she uses both daggers swipe at the
man. But the man sees this and ducks and moves away in time.
Corona flies toward Unali and the man fleeing on horse. He
knows he could hit Unali so decides to fly forward and zap
the ground hoping to scare the horse. The blast hits
the ground and does cause the horse to move with a great jerk
to the left.
Fremea flies toward the fleeing horse as well. She raises
her bow at about 40 feet behind them but knows she could
hit Unali at this angle. She will need to get a better
angle to fire.
The fleeing man surges forward another 60 feet trying ot
remain in the saddle as his arm bleeds. Looking back
frantically wondering how to elude these people.
Arawn ignores Kiet and waves him away for the moment. He
can tell the man is hurt. But he needs to assess the man
better. He rolls the man gently over. As he does he can
very faintly hear a crack of some kind. Arawn can tell
that his left rib cage is mostly caved in from the blow.
The man's eyes roll in the back of ihis head and he coughs
up a large chunk of black-red blood. Arawn looks back to
Z'leyra for help but she is removing her armor. Arawn
quickly figures the man just died as his pulse is gone. He
considers a quick spell for healing as Mist would take too
long. But at the damage done to his skull, ribs and other
parts Arawn figures even with a good healing spell the man's
mind might not be worth saving. Arawn says a quick prayer
under his breath but realizes there is little he can do
Kell moves to Arawn and Kiet who removes the javelin from
the dead horse. "You killed a poor horse?" He wonders if
that was on purpose or accident.
Pyan jogs forward to join the others.
[Time: 12:26:12 pm]
Z'leyra continues removing her armor and continues speaking,
"Anyone want hands on practice doing first aid, patching up
wounds with instruction by me included?"
Kiet circles the dead Archer 8 more times as his boots
are still active. He glances at Kell and nods to his comment.
Unali closes the distance and gets to the right of the fleeing
rider and uses her daggers again. Both this time strike and
the wounded man is killed falling off his horse.
Fremea sees the rider fall and hovers and turns back to
the group. She decides to get higher and scan the area
to ensure no one else is around.
Arawn stands and says the man is dead.
Kell shrugs not caring much about the man, "that horse might've
give us a few gold alive. Now...its just dead meat."
[Time: 12:28 pm]
Arawn watches as Z'leyra treats her wound and is sad
to see a horse die as well. Corona and Fremea mention
no other hills folks but there is a group of peasants
to the west maybe 3 miles and a caravan coming from the
east a few miles away. So that means little time is
here before seen by outsiders.
Z'leyra knows the wound is light so a small light spell
is only needed. After first aid the spell completely heals
the wound. She then ensures all others are fine. She
checks the dead archer and finds that his ribs must've pierced
his heart and he died by that method.
The Shaman and Druid do look at the horse to see if they
could possibly help him with some healing but the spell
from Kiet's Javelin is too devastating.
Kiet is sad not to test his interrogation skills but shrugs.
"We should also check their horses for anything of value such
as bridles or exceptional saddles. Also any saddlebags."
Gear is collected as well as horses from the hillsman as
they will no longer have use for it. Swords, quivers, arrows,
some cold and minor supplies. Nothing great or exceptional
but it should be enough to give some gold for the party.
Z'leyra looks to the gear the gear along is not much but
the bulk of money will be from the horses. "This should pay
for our food and lodgings for awhile. Any extra we can share."
Kell looks to Pyan, "good shooting there pal."
Corona reports the folks on the road the peasants will see
this mess in maybe a couple minutes as they cross the hills
to the west. Arawn wanted to possibly at least buy the
horse but it might have taken a hour or two. Besides the
problem of answering questions to others is a problem. So
the party mounts up and leaves taking the 4 horses with them.
[Time: 12:33 pm]
The group meets up with the 5 peasants who has one draft
horse carrying a sled of fruits. Kell smiles, "be careful
over there. Some bandits looks like they met up with some
nasty folks. We just saw them passing by."
Z'leyra translates into Aratad and the peasants understand
and come a bit togther together. Z'leyra just warns that
there is no worry that the bad guys are all dead.
[Time: 1:18 pm]
Finally the road turns south west rather than west. The
party estimates Ticasi is north west but the road is far
faster than going overland. The party travels another
10 miles into the hills then camps for the night.
[Aratad Province - Hills]
[Decalis 20th, 1634TH]
[Time: 5:52 am]
At camp the horses were inspeccted by those who know
horses including Kiet and Arawn. They find the horses
in decent shape but clearly aged. Their coat and teeth
show long years of use. But there is no disease and little
damage aside from some bruises and a minor rash on one
but nothing not too common.
Kell finishes cooking breakfast using some spices from
Aratad that doesn't seem to go well for the Sidh stomach
but the humans enjoy it. A merchant sold some fresh goat's
milk the day before for drinking.
The party moves on for one more day of travel before the
city. The day is clear all day bright and sunny. But
the temperatures range from 29 to 56.
[Time: 6:34 pm]
It has been dark for almost 45 minutes now but Corona
reported the city is too close to skip. So the party
rides on until they reach the gate to Eured. By now
the traffic is light with folks having come and left
by this time. Two guards at the gate look bored and
ignore the party as they enter. They do eye the 4
horses but do nothing.
[Time: 6:38 pm]
Eured city is half the size of Aratad but it a typical
city in the area.
The first thing is to find a Inn and stables. This time
the best stables are 2 blocks away from the inn so they
will be dropped off after gear is unloaded at the Inn.
The Inn keeper a woman in her 40s gives the group their
rooms as there is little business this time of year. The
party asks about a market but she says in Eured the majority
close by sunset.
[Time: 7:24 pm]
Kiet, Arawn and Z'leyra take the horses to the stables
while the others head to a tavern for dinner since the
Inn has no eating area.
The horses are housed for the night and Kiet notices
a merchant buying a horse from a stable boy. Kiet
asks if he wants the 4 horses but the merchant says no.
[Time: 7:45 pm]
The party settles down for a nice warm dinner around
the tavern's large fireplace. There is a man on stage
giving jokes talking about some noble and his antics with
a bear but the party aside from Z'leyra do not get the
jokes due to language.
[Time: 8:23 pm]
Exiting the tavern Corona does report tht from the air
all the markets look dark and stalls closed. Kell finds
this disappoonting but figures it is a local thing. But
others in the tavern say the markets tend to open 30-45
minutes before sunrise.
[Aratad Province - Eured City]
[Decalis 21st, 1634TH]
[Time: 5:00 am]
Arawn and Kell decide to get up early and head to the
stables to save time to sell the horses. The others
continue to sleep in the warm Inn.
They find one market that buys/sells animals of all kinds.
[Time: 5:52 am]
Finally a merchant inspects the four horses. As expected
he finds the horses well but aged. Kell through Donaran
haggles back and forth. That they are good for city
horses and for kids and the like. Typiclaly horses like
this can sell for 4 gold each. But three go under that
and 1 sells higher. So they sell for 32, 38 and 31 gold but
the high one sells for 42 silver. For a total of 143 silver.
[Time: 6:22 am]
The party finishes a quick breakfast at the tavern as Aran
and Kell sell the hillsmen gear.
Leaving one shop Kell sells the 7 swords (2 must've been
loot from other raids) for a high amount for 267 copper
but only one sells for less for 41 copper for a total of
308 copper. Kell grins to Arawn, "guy buught way too high!
Must not be skilled in sword buying." Arawn shakes his head
not liking how dupes are fooled but then again it helps the
The three leather armors sell for 12 CC (2 destroyed in
battle). There are 62 arrows left over after some restock
their arrow supplies are some are in single digits for arrows.
The quiver and arrows sell for 5 copper. Saddles, bridles and
other gear sell for 20 silver. Minor gear like camping gear
and food sell only for 3 silver.
[Time: 6:58 am]
Z'leyra waits at the stable for the two to return eager to
leave as almost an hour has been wasted already. Finally
Kell and Arawn arrive and the party sets out.
The day becomes a bit cloudy as the skies cover the sun
for part of the time. The temperatures actually climb
only ranging from 67 to 77.
The road though ends here and the party head into the
hills moving toward Shiben. They have about 40 miles
to go and the path seems well travelled so it is easy
to find the place.
[Time: 8:08 am]
The party notices a couple of lone horses on top of
one hill they are grazing. They do not seem to have
saddles or anything so figure they are wild. Taking
a break for grazing the party try to creep up on the
two horses. But then Arawn spots they are both branded
on their rear hips. That means they must be owned by
someone and taking them as loot would be horse theft.
The party remounts up and continues onward.
[Hills near Shiben]
[Decalis 22nd, 1634TH]
[Time: 12:41 am]
As the party sleep Arawn and Z'leyra on sentry duty.
Z'leyra would be sleeping as well but she was worried about
remeshing her damged armor so tries to work on that by
But Arawn decides to do a bit of patrol around the camp
in the darkness. He is some 40 feet away in the north west
of the camp when he hears a bit of noise. Scanning he
hears rustling in some bushes some 10 feet away. As
Arawn approaches the noise stops and Arawn takes his shield
to hit the bush in case its a animal.
But the noise is gone so Arawn starts south on his patrol.
he gets about 15 feet away when the noise returns and he turns
around. Arawn quickly moves back and sees a small form maybe
2 feet tall rushing from the bushes to the north. The creature
looks to be on two legs but moves so fast. Arawn tries to give
some chase for 20 feet but the thing jumps into another set of
Arawn stands for a minute or two then begins to speak in
a low voice. The animal seems to not like this and throws
a rock at Arawn who blocks it with his shield easily. A
animal throwing rocks?
As Arawn lowers his shield the form running away and
tries to give chase but the form run into a clump of
trees and disappears. Arawn tries to search the area
but can't find him.
[Time: 1:24 am]
Arawn finally gives up and gets back on his patrol. As he
circles he tries to recall what he saws. It was almost a
small blob of brown like fur? Maybe a bear cub? No he
doesn't know of cubs throwing rocks. A gnome or such?
No they are brown but many are green. There was a glint
of a yellow eye and then recalls some stories from the
neutral court. A story of a creature called a Brown Man
who deals with those who defile life. Grown if he recalls
from a nut of some kind and they nurture life like trees.
Could that have been his first sighting of such a creature?
He knows they are not social things but figures the party
is not a problem. At least that is good their power is
fierce that can take on even the most deadly evil creatures
Arawn enters the camp near his shift and wonders if he
should let the others know or just keep it private.
[Time: 5:40 am]
The camp wakes and eats some rations for breakfast. They
only have 10 or so miles so shouldn't be long.
The day turns out to be overcast all day and temperatures only
range from 19 to 40 degrees making a cold ride.
[Time: 7:50 am]
A fierce wind storm suddenly hits the party making those
with open skin feel needlses of cold hit them. The wind
storm lasts for 35 minutes almost forcing Fremea to fall
off the saddle three times. The party has to tighten
bags and gear. But at least 3 times do some items fall
off from the wind and have to be secured.
[Time: 11:12 am]
Shiben according to Kaylle is small with only 6,000 at most.
According to him the city depends on mining copper, silver
and iron. They do produce high quality wool though so the
party plans to check out some clothing stores if they have
time. According to Kaylle the Elder forces are worshiped here
especially Dylan. The party is glad though Zabyra left as the
Shazi is said to hate the Rogizini. But when Kaylle tried to
explain most were a bit too drunk to pay attention at Unali's
party. They do not like Donaran's as well so speaking Donaran
might be not as rewarding as in Eured.
The gate doesn't even have guards even at this hour but once
inside some are seen wearing scimitars, daggers and a few
gurds have bows but mostly a guard here and there. Most
in the city are far shorter than the party so the party
are much bigger and taller. It may be the mining stock
needing be small.
Z'leyra decides the party can eat lunch and get some more
supplies as needed. The party finds a tavern and roeps the
horses outside windows they can watch. The food is decent
but not great mostly of pork and fruits. Arawn and Fremea
do enjoy some fresh pears that are nice.
[Time: 1:03 pm]
The party finishes lunch and head to the small market that
is the only one in the city. While some look at clothing
stores others get food and drink.
[Time: 1:41 pm]
The party heads out with at least 4 more good hours of
travel and start the final leg of their travel to Ticasi.
[Time: 5:48 pm]
The party makes camp in the hills. In the distance
the Ticasi plains are seen in rough hues but the party
still has 30 miles to go or so.
Z'leyra considers only setting only 1 sentry but they
are sitll in semi hostile Shiben land so does 2 sentries.
[Hills near Ticasi]
[Decalis 23rd, 1634TH]
[Time: 5:12 am]
Z'leyra wakes up eager to get to Ticasi but also wary
as she sits and recalls the abuse and old history. It
has been some 823 days since she left, give or take a day
or two if her math and jorunal are correct. Two years and
3 months or so since she left. Will she be somewhat
welcome back or seen still as the outsider she was.
[Time: 6:12 am]
As the party eats breakfast Kell notices Z'leyra beng quite
and somber. "So tell us about Ticasi and the people."
Kell continues, "is it true there is some body in the
Council chambers or outside it to show folks?" I'm unclear
on who rules Ticasi is it Salaqi or Donara? I'd figure
being such a center of scholars it would be larger than
20 thousands or so. Kaylle said something that most
can read and write which is great. Isn't there some
law though about weapons?" He drinks some water and then
nods, "Something about no weapons allowed in the province
for citizens in general."
[Time: 5:40 pm]
The party rushes to the city doing only minimal time
for grazing. It is clear Z'leyra wants to get things
With twilight around the party approaches the gate.
Constables in uniform yell to others around that no
weapons are allowed in the city. They can be stored
in lockers nearby for a few brass bits a day Those
caught with weapons may be arrested.
Finally after 39 days the party arrives in Ticasi city.
GM: Finally the group is at their destination. Since
night is coming I assume stay the night and do the
stuff in the morning. Which I'll need to know
what stuff. At this point updates will be slower
and less involved as we figure out the actual
stuff of the adventure.
I did not hear anything on the exhausted horse and the
food situation. :<
Yep update out early. I figure might as well get
this out now since I have time and Thursday is usually
busy. Since nothing to really react to I moved the
game to Ticasi.
GM: Final IBT for last 2 Legs
Arawn - +2 EL R/W Salaqi
Kell - +1 EL Horsemanship
Kiet - +1 EL Horsemanship
Pyan - +3 EL Marentian (Now EL49)
GM: Kiet - Sorry could not question the guy as he just died
I was using a new Fringeworthy chart for trauma.
Testing it for you guys. :)
Arawn - Let me know if any more spells up to this
point in Ticasi please so can update mana. But
you are probably at full.
Fremea - Those Luck spells for IBT were costly so you
are down to 35% of full power so can do some but not
GM: Treasure Kept not sold (will return to this next update)
From last updates party after expenses from Inns and
food now has 1,846 CC. Split between 7 that is
263 CC each with 5 leftover. We'll say the 5 copper
is for some wine in Eured and Shiben. :) So I
will add 263 CC to each sheet now. Since leaving
Marentia that is around 9 gold each in total? Or
around that. A month of travel for 9 isn't bad.
GM: Mana Report - Updated with Experience and Mana. I
believe all but Fremea are doing well mana wise.
I am unsure of Arawn yet as he may do spells.
Advtime - Just updated to current point with IBT
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