[pnpgm] Game Update #65 - File #556 - First day draws to end
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Tue Jan 19 08:40:45 CET 2010
HT Alias/Player Character Name Type Status/Notes Sex
R1.John Haight...........Arawn.............Druid .Normal/Alfar Ma
??.Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
R4.Tom Corckett..........Caladan...........Wizard Normal/Human Ma
W2.Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human Ma
W3.Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
--.Tobie Bonahoom........Fremea............Sidh....Normal/Faerry Fe
Do.David Sanders.........Kiet.Sunan........Acrobat Normal/Human Ma
R4.J H Hooten............Raban.Usherwood...Bard....Normal/Human..Ma
W4.Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human Fe
R4.Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human Fe
R1 NPC...................Zhou Kiwat........Noble...Normal/Human..Ma
Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra, Tef'wo (Horse) Ben'dar,
Cover Story Info: [HD- House member, F-Foreigner, N-native non house]
Arawn aka Arawn as Teacher to daughter [F]
Ben'dar aka Bu Da as Horse expert [F]
Caladan aka Ca Lu as Guard/Archer [N]
Chion aka Capt. Chu Mai as Sailor Trustee [HD]
Farseeker aka Fu Sa as Guard [F]
Fremea aka Lin Mong as Noble child [HD] [Disguised]
Kell aka Swan as Trader [F]
Kiet aka Kiet Sunan as Zhou's servant [F]
Raban aka Toban Nu as Entertainer/Guard [F]
Strie'bog aka Sun Zhu as Entertainer [N]
Shu aka Shu as Niece [HD]
Unali aka Tun Au as Zhou's wife [HD]
Whitney aka Whitney as Herbalist/Tailor [F]
Will aka Sun Tzu as hunt master [F]
Z'leyra aka Kakita Junami as Healer [F]
Zhou aka Zhou Wa as Baron Noble [HD]
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Game Update #65 in sequence (file #556)
Admin Notes: None.
[Recap] - None
[Julis 24th, 1634TH]
[Location: Middle Katai Plains, Shantou Province, Shantou city]
[Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 66-98]
In the horse corral in the western district of the city Kiet
and Ben'dar wade through the dust and muck to find the best
horse. It isn't the cleanest place in the city and it seems
the traders care less as long as the horses are presentable.
It takes some time to round the horses for Kiet down to 6
choices. But when Ben'dar inspects 3 for their teeth he finds
them in bad shape due to either disease or lack of good food.
One he finds a hoove in bad shape from an infection and lack
of grooming. That leaves two for the men to inspect. Out
of the 30 horses or so these two seem to be the best of the
bunch which means haggling is reduced due to supply. Kiet
tries to mount one and ride it to test her personality and how
it takes to him. As the acrobat rides Ben'dar inspects the
other one and finds small skin sores made from bad grooming and
ticks. He growls at the lack of good care for the horses. It
seems the farm animals have far better upkeep than the riding
horses in this area.
Since the other one could be treated with the sores, Kiet
tries it but finds the mare a bit temperamental. The horse
doesn't seem to like, more than usual, the spur. The horse
even tries to buck once so Kiet decides on the other horse.
Meanwhile in a nearby tavern Kell has entered and started to
collect a few beers for a deposit for his stomach. As he does
he talks to some local peasant-farmers. Eventually Kell leaves
the tavern and enters back into the hot sun. He returns to the
corral in time to help with Ben'dar to haggle for the horse.
Though Ben'dar doesn't understand Katai language the merchant
takes this as an attempt to use this. But Kell who does know
the language rebalances the attempt to spike the price. After
about 5 minutes of intense haggling the price is finally
settled on.26 silver and 1 copper. it is only about 4 silver
less than normal market price. But due to the selection there
isn't much good and the horse likely won't be around long.
Arrangements are made to deliver the horse to the inn the
non-noble folks are staying at. Z'leyra then rejoins the
others from watching on the sidelines. the four then march
back toward the Inns. This time the party takes a different
street to explore that section of market place.
The group comes up to a small tailor shop. Kell enters and
finds several good sets of clothing normal to Katai styles.
The bulk of the store seems to be lower class supplies of
farm and simple peasant stock cloths and almost near rags
to wear. There are a lot of those large straw hats the
farmers seem to like on the farms. But Kell happens on
a brown soft leather hat. It has a small strip around the
base that might be raccoon fur that is a bit stylish and
seems to be worn by some of the merchants. He decides to
buy it and a brown tunic and tan pants that many in the
market place seem to wear. When it comes to pay the tailor
agrees to sell it all for 1 silver coin though it is a bit
more than that. Kell asks if custom tailoring can be done
for a friend but the tailor shakes his head no. He does
give directions to a tailor shop that can do special custom
On the trip back Kiet finds a wine shop. The clerk looks up
but upon seeing Ben'dar frowns a bit. The implication is
that his class isn't welcome there. As Kell and Kiet explore
the shop the wines appear to be for middle and upper class.
There are about 200 bottles and the clerk reports he has a
special collection in the cooled basement. But it is a bit
more exclusive shopping for select people. Some of the cheap
wines are as low as 2 silver while the most expensive bottles
the clerk reports is about 4 gold. The clerk states he tends
to sell only and not buy as wines are hard to validate their
quality without some reputation behind it.
As the afternoon draws to a close the groups in the market
or exploring the city start to being to return to the inn
for a dinner with everyone. By now the streets are thinning
and shops are starting to close down.
GM: Small update. This will be the way of it for the next 3-4
updates. There is a lot of behind the scenes stuff going
on (email) and that takes time to go back and forth. Since
most of it seems private can't post here. But it should
all tie in eventually. So stay tuned. My potential
schedule of events:
Friday - Dinner. Night events if any, sleeping.
Monday - Second day of events, meet with fence, more
Friday - Second day again. Maybe second night if needed.
Since folks are divided up it takes a time to coordinate it
all but it helps speeds some things up. But in order to do
behind scenes stuff need to spread the time frame out a bit.
So for this next update have all day activities done by
then. I may not have dealt with posted stuff yet and
will get to that in the second day in town. So don't think
I've ignored them yet. But just going to delay the update
time frame for replies in email and last minute stuff or
the first day.
GM: Some questions
Who will attend Zhou to go meet the Fence (Tiehul's contact)?
If you don't want to join you can submit questions or comments
to be asked.
I will assume the horse from Tiehul and the traitor will
be sold for party treasure on second day. Unless stated
If any last minute actions for the first night let me know.
If not there will be time the next "day". Will be replying
to some email in the next couple days.
GM: Expenses paid out
Blue Crystal Inn Rooms -
Arawn/Farseeker/Fremea - 2 Silver per *
Raban/Shu/Unali/Kiet - 2 Silver per *
Blue Crystal Inn Food - Included *
Blue Crystal Inn Bath - 2 copper per *
Other Inn Room Rates - *
Ben'dar/Caladan/Chion - 4 copper per *
Kell/Strie'bog/Will - 4 copper per *
Z'leyra - 4 copper per *
Whitney meal - 6 Brass bits **
Beers - 1-2 drunk - 1 Brass bits per ***
Other Inn Bath - 5 Brass bits per ***
Kell Hat/Katai clothing - 1 Silver
* Total deduction 18 SC 2 CC from party treasury
** Deducted from personal coins
*** Deducted from various characters
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