[pnpgm] Game Update #75 - File #604 - Final plans from Dorhak

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    Character Name   Type       Player        Sex           Notes
..Arawn...........Druid...John.Haight........Ma..Alfar/Backup Navigator
..Raddok..........Miner...Bess Hadley........Ma..Human/Miner
..Unali...........Ninja...Wout.Broere........Fe..Human/Dagger Maiden
..Z'leyra.........Healer..Alex Koponen.......Fe..Human/Shaman/1st Mate
..Brutto..........Sailor..Npc................Ma..Sailor #1
..Finn............Sailor..Npc................Ma..Sailor #2
..Ardrackle.......Sailor..Npc................Ma..Sailor #3
..Zepp............Sailor..Npc................Ma..Sailor #4
..Corona..........Eagle...Npc................Ma..Companion to Z'leyra
..Zol.Zim.........Wolf....Npc................Ma..Zehani Wolf/Ix's Friend

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         Game Update #74 sequence (file #596)

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            From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
                 Scott, what date can I start 
having Arawn cast magic again without forcing you 
to backtrack on mana report?   I was thinking of 
having him cast on Ma 3rd but want to check in with you on that first.

               OOC to the party:
               Also, as no one is volunteering to 
play Khias/his replacement I might offer Arawn up 
for the role. I just don't want to delay anything 
about the game as sometimes I don't get to 
respond right away. However, Arawn is likely the 
best choice for a replacement as he (probably) 
has the highest Influence Chance, speaks decent 
Fomorian, will be able to R/W as well, can 
disguise himself, and can sense lies or deception.
            Let me know if anyone has an issue 
with any possible delay in posting. Otherwise 
I'll write Arawn's offer IC in a bit.
            GM: Ack. Sorry I thought I emailed ya 
the answer.  Sorry.  Probably a day before Vahear 
or day of?  If you asked earlier could've gave 
you exact details.  Since I had every day tracked 
thus I asked if any more spells. :) Once said no 
I deleted it. But yeah I guess 2nd or 3rd?

            From Raddok: [
                 [Date: Ma 1st, approx 10 PM]

                 Raddok has remembered something during his evening watch &, 

            GM: Ack.

         From Raddok: [Re: Actions]
                 Raddok felt uncomfortable at 
Arawn's apparent misunderstanding. "No,"
         GM: Ack.

         From Raddok: [Re: actions]
                 [resending this 1st part of 
response to Arawn's reply, as I misspelled a 
couple words that made things confusing; remainder of previous email unchanged]

                 Raddok felt uncomfortable at 
Arawn's apparent misunderstanding. 

         GM: Ack.  As for typos I do not fix 
typos here in this section between From..GM.  In 
the [new stuff] I do fix typos.  :)

         From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
                 “Ah," Arawn uttered, voicing his 
understanding. "Well then, I 

         GM: Ack.

         From Dorhak: [Re: Actions]
                 The Captain listens to the suggestion, deep in thought.

                 "I think that trying to fake the 
slaver's place is futile.  All 

         GM: Ack.

         [New Stuff]

         [Ma 1st, 1636TH]
         [Time: 7:30 pm]

            Raddok has remembered something 
during his evening watch &, when relieved, goes 
to search out the Captain & ship's officers. He 
is lucky to find them together, and approaches 
Dorhak, Z'leyra and Arawn and a couple others, 
while they are in a discussion, and hands over an 
official-looking paper. He tells them, "I know my 
Fomorian is not too good, although I am fairly 
good with mining terms and teamster tradetalk, as 
well as the work of both, but I just remembered I 
had this," and pulls a folded piece of 
parchment-like paper out of his inner tunic pocket.

               "This is my copy of the contract I 
received when I originally was signed up by the 
ship's - former - captain as a miner and mining 
consultant-slash-assistant foreman. It's not 
much, I know, but the authentic signature may 
help someone believe in what you are saying about 
being in charge of the ship now, or whatever you 
decide as your approach. I can keep this in my 
pocket, as usual, or you can have it, if it helps 
at all. Or perhaps someone can borrow it to 
practice copying the signature. I'm sorry - I 
forgot I had it. If it's of no use, that's ok, 
too. It's still a sort of job reference for me, 
although it turned out to be a job I would not 
have accepted in the end. But - I can fake it, if 
you guys need me to. I will help however I can."

            "So, you can read Fomorian? That will 
be a  very handy skill here. If you're up for it 
perhaps you  can play as Khias or his replacement."  Arawn adds.

            Raddok felt uncomfortable at Arawn's 
apparent misunderstanding. "No," he replied to 
Arawn. "I do not really read Fomorian. But I have 
studied their mining maps and seen a few 
contracts done. I can recognize some words, and 
think I would recognize some words, and think I 
would recognize IF what I was looking at was 
similar to what I have read - or sorta read.

            I can try to act as his replacement, 
as long as they will accept me, a foreigner who 
speaks rather primitive Fomorian, as a possible 
replacement. But I knew nothing of the old 
captain's secret plans, and was told I was to be 
a foreman working with a dwarven crew, since I 
speak their language - also a bit primitively, as 
Dorhak can probably tell you. [current Dwarf 
Elder level is 20; 60 is max; I'm not sure where 
a 33% speaking ability leaves Raddok] But I'm 
willing to try - but I should be coached in what 
you need me to say - or imply." Raddok rubbed his 
chin thoughtfully. Then he grinned. "I would 
naturally be somewhat at wit's end, being as I 
was not supposed to be in charge of this ship - & 
I've had to depend on those who knew where we 
were headed. That I would certainly not have to fake."

            Raddok looked around at the others. 
"What would you like me to do - or not do?"

            "Ah," Arawn uttered, voicing his 
understanding. "Well then, I can try and act as 
the spokesman if no one else will. Otherwise I'll 
keep to accompanying so I can review any written 
material we're presented if Dorhak has someone else in mind."

            Looking over the group, ending on 
Dorhak Arawn paused in thought for a minute before speaking again.

            "Whomever acts as our face can try 
and impersonate one of the dead soldiers that 
accompanied Khias if we think that'll help our 
cover. Either way, I can help with disguising 
anyone that would like to blend in with the locals or as the soldier.

            Unali has offered to tail our group 
and perhaps Fremea can join her. The two know how 
to avoid notice and can case the building while 
we occupy the staff. If they're lucky they might 
be able to find a way in and learn something useful.

            I do think we should go over what 
we'd like to discuss... what questions we'd like 
to uncover while there. And what everyone else 
will be or can do that isn't part of this particular group."

            The Captain listens to the suggestion, deep in thought.

            "I think that trying to fake the 
slaver's place is futile.  All sorts of things 
can go wrong.  If anyone we meet knows this 
Khias, all they have to do is ask a question we 
don’t know how to answer and the jig is up."

            "Let us, instead, seek to be Khias's 
substitutes...kind of his last act."

            "Arawn would probably be best to take 
the lead on that."  He turns to Kiet and says "I 
don’t think it would work with you leading.  If 
what you say is true about their plans against 
Lemasa, it means they don’t like you much.  Even 
disguised, your accent gives you away."

            Finn folds his arms, “so we have a 
plan?  Arawn will lead you guys as the jerk's 
sub.  Dorhak...I mean Captain Dorhak and Barbosa 
in hand shackles and no gear.  Unali trailing 
behind or Fremea as well?  We sailors stay 
here?  I guess Ix and Mae can keep watch on ship? 
Raddok can play Arawn's aide?  Z'leyra as a 
..ahh..mistress maybe.  Mournath, Kiet and Pyan 
serving as guards to keep the bad dwarfs at 
bay?”  He does some mental math.  “That gives 10 
heading to shore.  Well 8 or 9 for those who trail?”

            Zepp speaks up, “Maybe someone can 
bring the dwarf gear in bags?  I seem to recall 
some magic do-thing-whacha-ma-callit you guys had 
to open locks?  They could be given that to open the shackles fast?”


         [Ma 3rd, 1636TH]
         [Time: 10:32 am – Directly off coast of Vahear]

         Actions? Comments?

         Next Update...Tuesday?

         GM: Finally done.  Been a hectic couple 
weeks.  I've told some. But my mom is dealing 
with skin cancer and rad treatments so that's 
been taking a lot of time.  Its not that bad bad 
though.  So is the npc playing god plan above 
acceptable?  If so I'll move folks to shore 
finally.  I still need to know what gear is 
taken.  OR better yet if have more stuff than 
taken what gear is staying on ship can do either 
or.  I asked this weeks ago but no reply. 
:<  Will try to do next update Wednesday.

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