[pnpgm] Game Update # -17 - File #22 - Kiet's IBT
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HT Aliaver/Player DS Character Name Type Status/Notes Sex
R1.John Haight.......HY..Arawn.............Druid .Normal/Alfar .. Ma
--.Tobie Bonahoom....YY..Fremea............Sidh....Normal/Faerry.. Fe
R1.David Sanders.....HN..Kiet.Sunan........Acrobat Normal/Human ..Ma
W4.Wout Broere.......YY..Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human ..Fe
R4.Alex Koponen......YY..Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human ..Fe
Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra, Squirt (Ferret) Kell
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Game Update #-17in sequence (file #22)
Admin Notes: This is Kiet's IBT.
[Octagi 5th - Novehas 15th, 1634TH]
The party teleports onto the roof of the library. A cool breeze
whips through Kiet's thin pants leg chilling him. But even though
this is not his homeland it is good to be back here - home. He
asks Z'leyra to stay at her manor and she agrees. After all he
still has some s stuff stored there.
The acrobat climbs the ladder to the ground and scans around.
The library windows are dark. Course Kaylle could be hidden
in his quiet office over some book. But it is late. Maybe
another day. He waits for Z'leyra to join and takes a good
smell of the city. The scents of the markets and stores
are still lingering a full two hours after most have closed.
The two decide a nice walk will be good to see what the
city has been up to. Corona flies overhead as usual. Once
at the manor the stewart rushes to organize things. The
guards are only 3 today as the last week was less to
protect but he orders the other 2 to return. The cook
is sent for help.
Z'leyra has duties to perform at the manor like the
expenses and letters so she goes to her office. But
Kiet heads to get a nice warm soaking bath. A half
hour later he is still there when the stewart wakes him.
He didn't realize he fell asleep but it felt so good.
The stewart pours him a small glass of wine as Kiet
cleans up and dresses in new clothing. He then realizes
there is no good shaving material so asks the stewart to
get some for the morning.
Kiet then takes a late light dinner with some more drink
that is rather nice. But he notices his eye lids begin
to get more heavy by the second. He finishes his chicken
she made with great effort heads to bed for a long night of
rest. He thanks Z'leyra by the Stewart not wanting to disturb
Kiet finally wakes to the sounds of birds outside his
window. The stewart seems to be a uncanny guy in his late
40s. He opens the door, "morning sir." He goes to the
window and opens the curtain to blaze the room with light.
How did he know he was awake? Kiet asks the time and finds
it is half past 10 or so.
The stewart asks if he wants breakfast but Kiet explains
he will go for that in town. The stewart leaves and shows
Kiet the new shaving materials. Kiet does stop in the
kitchen to say hi to the cook and take a nice warm biscuit
off the stove made for the guards.
Kiet finds the guards and ensures all know who he is so
they don't kill him on sight. He then heads further into
town. After some exploring in areas he hasn't been to
he finds a tavern/bakery combination. He gets a light
breakfast and is engorged on the pastries a nice white
haired lady makes. But he doesn't say the stuff has
too much cinnamon as not to hurt her feelings.
Kiet explores a bit more until late afternoon then
returns to the manor. He finds the horseman who takes
care of the stables on duty. He asks who might be
a good place to learn horse husbandry. The man explains
his best advice is his brother and gives directions. He
himself doesn't break horses just takes care of them.
Kiet heads to the storage areas after ensuring no wards
are active that could turn him into a frog. He finds his
old stuff and heads to his room so he can sort his gear
and clean others.
That evening they have a nice dinner of a nice steak
imported from Maren. Sivas does little cattle ranches
if any so that food has to be delivered by ship. Kiet
sorts his gear and then spends some time in the small
library looking at some books while enjoying the fireplace.
Kiet takes a light breakfast from the manor's cook. He
decides to sit outside and just sit with Corona. The
bird tends to fly most afternoons so he just wants to
sit even if they seem wary of each other Kiet can't
tell bird expressions but after an hour it seems the
bird seems to tolerate him a bit more
Kiet goes to find the horseman once more for final details.
He asks what folks usually charge. He knows the man
would not lie and risk being fired even if he has no power
to do so. Kiet then heads to the market districts. He
searches for teachers of horse busbandry. While he can
ride most normal riding mounts well and a light combat
one he is still not sued to the creatures. In his homeland
they are not native.
After three hours he finds at lest 4 good candidates including
the brother of the horseman. But his brother is mostly a trainer
of combat mounts. So he settles for a nice man in his 30s who
teaches ladies and kids to ride. The man seems kind and
generous. His land has 3 stables with at least 20 horses at
any one time. Tarvis is there now teaching 3 girls how to ride.
Kiet notices how gentle he is. After they are done he
asks if he could work for him for 3 5 day weeks with no
pay. Tarvis is surprised by this request. So Kiet wants to
pay him to learn but doesn't want pay in return for his
labor? The man booms in laughter. He slaps Kiet on the
shoulder, "you are a strange one! I like you son." Son
they can't be what 6-7 years apart? Tarvs agrees after
all he can get a lot of stuff out of this man for free.
Tarvis says he typically gets 6-7 Copper a day. But he
agrees that Kiet can pay him 7 Silver. Tarvis will feed
him the meals he may need if here at the stables. But
he also says that he will give him a nice new saddle that
a merchant failed to pay for. It is worth about 5 silver
but too flashy for most people as it is tan in color but
studded with nice Ba'ru leather. Both shake heads in
agreement and depart to return later.
Kiet spends the rest of the day shopping. He buys 20
sticks of incense, cheap boots and a rather nice further
quality fur cloak. It is gray on outside with brown fox
fur that is decent. He has to haggle a bit on the price
but finally comes up with a decent price even though buying
winter stuff in winter is not good as its always higher
in price due to demand.
Kiet asks the stewart if he know a good hill around town.
"Lover's slide!" The stewart explains the hill is about 80
feet above normal ground in the city. Most of the city
is still sea level. But this hill is large enough it could
hold a campground of maybe 50 people. But lovers use it
to meet for picnics. This time of year though its not used
that much compared to spring and summer. The cold can
bring the lovers to run away. But it is called a slide due
to the slope as some lovers have been known to fall down after
a nice romantic session. One a poet who asked to marry a actor
gal fell down and broke his hip as he was so excited. But
is mostly used by the young crowd. Kiet gets directions and
Lover slide is a tall hill in the northeast section of
town about 5 miles outside the town walls. Looking north
from the hill one can see Lake Siva to the north. Kiet
squints. It is maybe 3-4 miles but is that a sailboat or
a large merchant ship on the coast?
True enough though the hill is empty A bit of trash from
lovers who came before. But a nice place. To the west the
city can be seen in a light haze from smoke and sea fog.
Kiet nods this place will do well for casting spells.
Kiet borrows a horse from the stable that is not being
used. He heads to the hill a hour after breakfast. He
stops buy a vendor and get some salted meat for lunch
if time gets too long. As he exits the city he notices
Corona is flying over. The bird must be wondering where
he is going and worried for him. Who knows maybe he
will join him at the hill. Kiet does have his own horse but
Kiet suspects he may need to let it rest for the next big
Kiet ensures no one is around and sets out to build a circle
of stones. He places his 8 inch gold plated Bird of Prey statue
he found in Donara as a symbol and for attention of the air spirits.
To others it might just look like a simple campfire boundary.
But some know it as a ritual circle. He begins to quietly speak
the words of the sky elementals and praise them for this fine
day. He is not a very religous man but he knows he needs to
show himself to those above who will help him in the next few
days. He then lights 4 incense in the compass corners. He
finds this a bit difficult from the sea breeze so has to
build a wind trap from rocks.
Kiet spreads out the five books he found from the flying
castle/island. He then sits and blows one of his horse to
ensure the good spirits hear him. He briefly flips through
and still finds it a language unknown to him. Maybe Kaylle
could find someone to translate it. He grabs his wand and
prepares to cast some spells. But before he does a quick
check around the hill to ensure no one is around.
First Kiet casts some purification spells for each set of
spells he needs.
He then stands and casts a pact binding spell
with the air elements. As soon as he does a flock of birds seem
to fly overhead and pass him. A strong wind flows up the hill
from the ground and makes his cloak whip around frantically. He
smiles as the sky guardians must've agreed to his pact.
Kiet then cast Sky Knowledge to learn from the wind elementals.
He then casts a basic Knowledge spell to improve his other spell
rites he has already learned. Hovering his hand over each book
he casts a detection spell on each of the 5 books to learn if any
have enhancement rites. He learns from the detection spells the
results he needs. Last he casts a detection on the shield that
Kell gave him to see if he can gleam more info on it.
Kiet spends a bit more time on the hill studying the area
and the things in the sky from the birds to the clouds. He
then heads back to the manor.
[Octagi 10 - 14]
Kiet spends the next five full days working for Tarvis. At
first is light duty and the usual stable boy duty. Kiet
learns quickly that wearing good clothing is not an option
at this job. Cleaning stalls, washing or trimming horses,
feeding horses and other animals, fixing leather assortments
for horses, shucking hay and even guiding the beasts around
while the young kids learn how to read from docile ponies.
By the third day Tarvis is impressed that Kiet has not bailed
out on him. Figuring the work too much. Surprised he increases
the level of teaching from the last couple days. He shares the
secrets of breaking horses, fixing shoes, fixing damage to
hooves and best ways to mount and dismount quickly or slowly.
Each night Kiet's bones and muscles ache from the day's work.
After a quick dinner at the manor he heads to bed exhausted. He
doesn't understand how Ben'dar can do this day and day out on
his ranch. After the first 5 days he has lost a few pounds
and maybe its him but his muscles seem more tight.
Z'leyra's cook thinks Kiet should get a bit fatter so cooks
up some nice pastries. Kiet thinks she has a thing for him
but doesn't want to offend Z'leyra by going further. Besides
she is missing three teeth and that kind of thing tends to
be a deal buster.
Kiet spends the day writing down on some blank parchments what
he will need in the future and in a way it will be hard for
outsiders to understand.
Kiet heads to town to find some good places to buy a war horse.
He quickly learns that Sivas is more commerce and so not many
good warhorse vendors. Maren has tons which is why Ben'dar
has his ranch up there. A city guard does mention that the
garrisons buy from a certain place north of town. After some
time he finds the place. The owner says that he tend to deal
only with the military for his war horses. He is free to
look around but if he were to buy from him the horse would
be good stock but more expensive than might find in other
places. Course this does make sense since the military would
want the best mounts. Some of the other places in town have
more aged war horse or their upkeep on some of the horses
is a bit to be desired. But what do you expect from a nation
that is not at great length in time of war.
Kiet spends more time looking for good horses. He hears a tip
from a sailor that some are being shipped from Maren so goes
to the docks. But it turns out they are only riding mounts
not combat. But Kiet does find several good horses at the
private dealer and maybe 2-3 possibles in town. But he does
not pay for it at this time.
At one stable there is a general store selling horse related
materials. The typical saddles and such. He buys a leather
quiver like attachment for his horse so he can store his
javelins. The price was 3 CC but Kiet realizes this is way too
high and gets it for 9 BB.
Kiet heads to the hill in the late afternoon to cast a bit more
of his spells. HE notices his stone circle is still intact and
there is no sign of others being here. With wand in hand he
casts the code spell upon the 5 Enhancement rite parchments he
made the other day. A good wizard might be able to break it
but one day he will be able to tweak it so include a word cipher
to make it impossible to break. But that is when one becomes
a master in the spell. But for now his coded parchments will not
be understood by the casual person. He then casts ensorcellment
on his 3rd token he made. He places a spell into the token for
future use. Lastly he grabs the last Amanranth seed and
enhances it for his collection.
As Kiet packs up to head to town around late 3:30pm he hears
barking in the distance. He stands and spots a party of riders
with horses. They seem to be a hunting group chasing a large
fox. The hounds are giving a good chase a mile or two away.
Kiet shakes his head probably some tourist noble on a stupid
hunting party. He then recalls Duke Aren's place is nearby
and wonders if that could be him. He squints and the colors
of the flag bearer doesn't seem to match his. Kiet heads
down the hill to fetch his horse and leave the waste of some
[Octagi 17 - 21]
Kiet continues the next 5 days of learning the ways of the
stinky horse. At least the first day he learns this as
the horses have not been bathed or cleaned for 3 days. But
on Octagi 20th he is helping guide a pony for a girl of 8
when a dangerous snake scares the pony. The pony bucks knocking
the girl off and hurting her. Kiet by instant burns the
snake to a crisp with his ring. The mother blames him for
guiding by hand the horse into dangerous land. But Tarvis
comes to his aide and explains the girl could've been killed
if the snake had gotten close. Instead of a scraped bottom
and torn clothing it was a good thing. The mother apologizes
and thanks Kiet. Kiet shakes his head. What is it with
snakes and him? Do they just seek him out? Kiet just leads
the beast back to the stables. Maybe one day he will call
a horse something special like Ben'dar does.
Kiet is leaving the horse farm for a fine day at work As
he enters one street he notices a small mob of 12 peasants
shouting and yelling. Then Kiet discovers the mob is actually
two of maybe 9 and 4 fighting each other. They seem to be
shouting about a temple being taken down by some landlord who wants
to use the land for a machine shop of some sort. Kiet soon
realizes this could be a full blown mob so backs up and away down
another side street.
Kiet spends the day again looking for the best war horse to
buy though he is just shopping around or as the girls call it
Just after lunch though Kiet checks in one of the shops he
and others frequent. Sometimes they have natural magic items
and some times good supply of herbs and plants. Then on a shelf
behind glass sits what he wants. A large pearl by itself. He
stares for a few seconds and the clerks tells him it a bit rare
to have a fine specimen like it. Some use it for magic but
the nobles tend to use to cheat the spell of age. Kiet rushes
to buy but then recalls don't be eager. He pretends to shop a
bit more and then asks for the pearl. He buys it like it is
a common item. Once outside he can't help but beam at the luck.
Either the clerk is an idiot or the gods smile on Kiet today.
Kiet knows the shop has been around for 20 years so to cheat
folks is not their game. But the man is asking 15 Silver?
A full pearl necklace might be only a couple silver. Either
this man is an obvious thief at that price or doesn't know
what he is giving away. Kiet doesn't look interested, a technique
he learned from Kell. But one can show interest without being
obvious. The man though states no haggle on that price. The
person who sold it to him bartered for the materials and he
needs to recoup his expenses.
The morning is cold with a light frost on the ground. The
temperature gets finally back up to the 40s but Kiet warms
up and takes some nice hot tea with him. He heads back to
the hill. He leaves his horse as normal at the bottom and
heads up. There he finds the stones slightly messed up as
if a animal may have messed with it. But he rebuilds the
circle of stones and chants the words and song of some elder
music he heard in the Dark Lands. He scans the area and finds
no one but a deer and rabbits in the area. Lake Siva seems
clear at this hour but the fog is thick so it may be blocked.
In order to draw the attention of the elementals high above he
sounds the horn again.
Kiet then casts Purification on the ground again. Then forms
a new elemental pact with the air spirits. This time there is
no wind but a sudden gust of cold hits him that is about 25 degrees
cooler. Kiet then learns more from the wind spirits by a sky
knowledge spell. Then downloads a bit more from the gods a new
set of Knowledge information.
[Octagi 24 - 28]
Kiet spends the last 5 days of learning under Tarvis. On
the third day Kiet finally meets his daughter who is about the
same age as Kiet. To Kiet she is quite taking with nice features
and vivid green eyes. When he first notices her he steps in
a bucket of manure by mistake so taken aback. The girl just
smiles and waves. Kiet learns she is a seamstress in the
city but is currently not attached to anyone. Maybe when
things settle and he finds a place he can maybe get a dress
for Z'leyra or some other excuse to see her again.
Kiet asks Tesara what duties she tends to perform and if
she good about doing other work. He explains he has some
tunics to need work. His skills in that area are lacking.
Plus getting next to this cute thing might be fun.
On the final day Tarvis brings a horse to Kiet to break in
the early morning. This is the typical test given to those
who apprentice. This horse a nice brown and white mix snorts
and bucks at the attention of others who come close. Kiet
realizes he has to learn to speak to horses like Arawn and
that will for sure help.
With nothing special in terms of his clothes and cloak Kiet
enters the corral. By now he has gotten used to them and seen
at least two other horses broken. Tarvis and other stand by
and watch. Some joke that at least the healer is only a short
wagon ride away Kiet gulps and knows don't burn the horse or
that will be a bad day. Kiet does the things he has learned
by speaking low and using his hand as a distraction. But above
all never be afraid when the horse bucks. Like a bear standing
it is a sign of power rarely used to actually hurt. The horse
tends to be scared more than the person or so they say.
Ten minutes pass and he gets within 5 feet. As expected
the horse raises up on 2 rear legs and flails out. But Kiet
just stands his ground and wish he had his shield. Even though
it is cool Kiet is drenched in sweat. After three more bucks
the horse stops tired and just snorts blowing puffs of hot
air into the cold. The horse turns and moves away. But Kiet
moves forward again toward him.
This time Kiet pulls out the apple from his pocket and
raises it so the horse can see. The horse snorts and
grunts. It moves forward a few feet then turns and runs off
again. Kiet stands his ground. Some use whips and chains
to break horses but Tarvis believes being kind is the best
for such creatures Anyone can beat a horse into submission
but a good one uses his wits and will. Though the carrot
and stick is a good way as well.
Finally the horse lowers his head and moves forward. A
subtle sign of submission. Kiet reaches out and touches his
forehead gently. The horse snorts and nods twice. Kiet
gives the soothing words and can't even recall what he
actually said. For all he knew he was talking baby talk.
Then the true test Kiet brings the apple forward and shows
the horse. The horse snorts and sniffs it. His forward
right leg moves as if a charging bull about to pounce but
it is a sign of the inner struggle Tarvis talks about.
Finally the horse moves and takes a bite out of the apple.
Kiet pats the forehead and moves to the side to pat the
neck as he feeds the horse. By now the horse has stopped
Kiet stays besides the horse for what seems like hours
but maybe is only 20 minutes feeding the horse. Then
someone tosses a new apple. Kiet continues to feet as he
moves slowly toward the center of the horse. The horse
takes the last piece and chews it as Kiet gulps. Mounting
a horse with no saddle is tricky but it is all about quick
leverage. Kiet quickly uses his acrobat skills and mounts
The horse snorts and tries to buck but Kiet holds on tight
with no ropes or saddle it is a matter of leg strength
and arm strength. The horse stops and calms down. Kiet
smiles and remembers to breath. Using his legs he gently
moves the horse forward then does a slow circle around the
corral to the applause of the crowd.
Kiet dismounts and feeds the horse another apple. Kiet was
told most horses don't break that fast. Some may take longer
but this horse granted was around people for the last month
to get used to them. Kiet exits and wipes the sweat from his
"Congratulations!" Tarvis smiles.
Tarvis gives water to Kiet and says he has done a good job
these last few weeks. He thinks more advanced training could
be done but he should not longer be as timid around horses
as he used to be.
A delighted Kiet heads home and gets a nice steak dinner at
a nice place with a singer doing old 15th century songs.
Kiet takes a borrowed horse and heads out just before sunrise.
He heads south east where there is a bit of forest though
in this area forest is more light woods. He is on the hunt
for Rowan and Berries.
Hours pass and still nothing. Kiet is starting to realize
this area must've been cleaned out long ago. He stops for
lunch and wonders if he should head to another area. But
he knows based on Kaylle's guess there is maybe a 3-4% chance
of finding Rowan and maybe 2-3% of finding the berries.
But by 3pm still nothing. There was once a small chance of
finding berries around 10 or so but it turned out to be
a rare set of sting berries that have no use other than in
dyes for paints.
Frustrated Kiet sits on a log and drinks water from his
skin. Then Kiet spots the hawk in the tree with a nice
white forehead for a brown body. The hawk is eyeing the
area but seems to ignore him. He is about 80 feet away.
Quietly Kiet tries to walk closer. Then with calm gestures
he casts a Avian Command on the bird. He commands the regal
bird to find pigeons. The bird turns to Kiet and he speaks
to the bird to find the birds he requests. In case the magic
does not translate he repeats the request in the Earth and
Elder tongues. The bird then heads out on his task.
Kiet places a round circle of thick sticks and branches around
as the stones in the area are lacking. He waits and it takes
45 minutes before the hawk brings the captured pigeon toward
him. Kiet grabs his dagger and snatches the bird as it tries
to escape. Kiet lights a incense and speaks to the air spirits
and the wood spirits in hopes that this death will help those
who are in need. This is not to be a wasteful death. Then
Kiet gives mercy to the bird and kills it. Gutting the bird
he searches for the natural "stone." Then he offers the hawk
the remains who sweeps in and takes it away.
Around him the trees bristle with the wind but he hopes the
wood spirits will see it a good thing. Kiet goes on the hunt
again until 5pm and then leaves with no Rowan or Berries.
Kiet tries to find another "forest" area in this region or
maybe even some hills that might have what he wants. He
sets out hunting again for Rowan and Berries. Sadly around
5pm there is a lead that might be Rowan. But it turns out the
item is so decayed and affected by some tree disease that is
useless. Kiet frustrated returns to the manor again.
[Octagi 31 - Novehas 4]
Kiet sets off into town in search for a new place of his
own. It seems all but Kell, Raban and himself have places.
Raban doesn't really need a home as long as he has a bed to
share with a nice girl. Kell tends to like Inns as he can
travel to various places. But after spending over 3 weeks
at Z'leyra's manor his stay may be a burden. So it is time
to find his own place. Plus it would allow hi to make
his own defenses and place to do his fine work. As he
walks to find people to help he suddenly realizes he is making
a home here in Marentia. Why doesn't he travel home to the
big island? He was shipwrecked in the Dark Lands but maybe
he should return? But this place is far more tame than home.
The place is more barbaric compared to this civilized people.
This mix of various nations around the Sea of Tears. Opportunity
abounds here but at home not so much.
He hopes this new place will be a base of operations so in case
one day he decides to settle down. So a quick investment in
a manor will be good for the short term.
There are people who make their living selling homes and finding
buys. But for the first day its good to visit taverns and
hear places from folks. Get a feel for what is on the market.
He is wanting a medium sized place with a neighborhood for
middle to lower upper class folks Most ones are simple on
structure places but Kiet wants a workshop and gardens so makes
it a bit more complex to find.
After 4-5 hours of looking around for a place, Kiet finds
himself in a decent area. But its a bit after noon so he
needs to find a place to eat. As he passes these single
story places that are good but not for him a group of 3 men
are coming up carrying instruments and bags.
They are shouting and arguing. They see Kiet and say,
"don't go in that home! Idiot guy is doing black magic!
Skulls, incense, candles and drugs all over the place. The
place is full of about 12 naked guys! They wanted us to
play for them and enjoy the party but ....what they had
in mind we don't swing that way!" But the others continue
to argue that they do need the money. But they continue
down the street arguing until out of sight.
Second day of looking for a manor, today and the next 4
days he chooses to hire a agent to show him around town.
The older lady seems to know her stuff. She charges 1 Copper
per day but can waive that fee if the client buys.
After 30 min of the lady talking on and on about houses
they both head out to look. Around this time a group of
10 men in what look like sailor clothing are approaching
down a street in a residential neighborhood. Sailors can
be rowdy so Kiet prepares to watch closely.
As the men approach one steps forward toward, "excuse you.
Where be...." The man clearly gives this in a very clipped
Marentian that 2 year olds only know He tries to speak
the words but they translate out in different language. Kiet
perks up but can't place the accent. The man tries to speak
again but gestures with his heads on his chest as if showing
a woman's chest. Kiet sneers and thinks the sailor is giving
offenne. The sailor continues, "Danti's...fun...funner...
plesant tavern?" Both realize the men are looking for some
probably pleasure place.
The lady begins to speak up but Kiet holds back. He
finally realizes the accent. He grins and nods, "three
streets that way, 4 up, 3rd house on left, statue of
naked warrior out front." As Kiet speaks he gestures with
fingers and hands to describe. It takes 4 times repeating
it then the man nods and grunts thanks.
Kiet smiles and waves the lady onward. "They wanted a
sex tavern or something..maybe a brother...sounds like
you sent them...to a home?"
Kiet nods but doesn't elaborate. Sending the men to
the crazy man's home the entertainers didn't like yesterday
is worth it. Especially for Fomorians! Kiet smiles so much
that the agent seems wary but soon gets on her agenda. If
Kell could see him he'd say he hasn't smiled this much in
the last week or so than in months.
[Novehas 1 - Novehas 4]
After 5 days looking for homes the prospects in Sivas are
limited. The lady agent says Maren is the place to be for
rich people these days.
They found many decent small homes that were only 4-5 rooms
at best but with only one story. Too small for him. But
after 5 days there are three good leads.
There is one place with a basement and a floor above as well
as a half attic. It is 600 square feet with land for a small
garden but nothing else. It has furniture already. It is being
sold for at least 32 Gold. But she explains the King set new
laws that full disclosure is required after the Duchess Yeara
incident. So she informs Kiet that the previous owners were
killed in a incident in the home. Wizards got rid of the scene
and its fine. "Course you don't believe in ghosts! Your not
The second one is very nice for Kiet but Kell taught him not
to show interest. This home has 2 stories and a small basement.
This is 500 square feet both levels. It has a walled in yard
that is 6 feet high. There is a courtyard in the front surrounded
by its own small 5 foot tall wall with a fountain and small flower
beds inside. The fountain is simple stone but looks in decent
shape. Outback a separate wooden shack for storage is there
but Kiet can see promise there by making it a workshop if get
some windows and air. That will require some work. There
is plenty of rooms including 2 guest rooms. But there are
issues with the outer and courtyard walls which will need to
be repaired. Some wood inside and the doors may need to be
replaced for the manor. A decent kitchen with well line
in the home as well as pipes for the bathroom which is a
big luxury in this city. Sadly there is no furniture. "This
was once the town tax collector's place. Rumors are he used
the basement for those who could not pay. But no deaths here
or so they say. It is a place that needs work. But the land
is large enough for gardens and even a small one horse stable
stall if need be. The furniture was taken out when they
were reassigned to a different town." This place sells for
48 Gold. But since furniture is missing owner will sell for
as little as 42.
The third place was home to a scholar who died years ago.
It is a 2 story place with a small half basement. The half
basement could be digged out to make larger but it was mostly
used for storage or ice/food. The place has furniture and
no courtyard. It does have a nice workshop where he worked
on various inventions with nice windows. This place is large
for gardens but only has a small metal fence. It sells for
Kiet has to get back to her and decide. She reminds him
that customers may buy them soon. She has at least one
merchant who owns a shipping firm interested in the one
with courtyard. She has one painter interested in the last
one but only a few leads on the first. So she says to pick
soon. Course Kell also warned this is a tactic they use. Kiet
is surprised by the prices but realizes that city manors
are more expensive. Maybe a country one might be cheaper.
Kiet heads to town walking to buy his new warhorse. He
considers asking the manor's horseman to come along but
he now has a decent skill in horses and should be able to
figure things out. The horseman did cover all the details
on how to buy horses and check them out.
He heads immediately to the place he found the best
choice. But when he gets there the horse is suddenly
way under price then first quoted. Wary, Kiet checks
the horse and finds a wounded rear left leg. He realizes
why the horse is less. Kiet frustrated heads to his second
choice from the past days of looking. But when he gets
there the horse he wanted is gone. Now upset he heads
to the private dealer. It helps to have friends in high places.
He sent for a note from Farseeker to vouch for him. Farseeker
did and a messenger delivered the note. Being a commander
in the military and in charge of a fort he has some influence.
With this note the dealer lets him explore the military only
stables. He spots the horse he saw before a nice brown that
is not overaly tall, one that he can even get up on fast.
Kiet checks the mouth, the eyes, the mane, muscles and legs.
All in great shape. Even the tail which some fail to really
notice - since its a sign of some horse problems - is in great
condition. The dealer says they are selling for 12 Gold. He
can charge more since the military has the funds. But with
Farseeker's letter and influence chance the man will go no lower
than 9 Gold and 3 Silver.
By now its 3pm and getting late. Kiet pays the man and the
man shows him the combat routines. The battle commands are
in Marentian so this is easy to learn. An hour later Kiet
leaves with his new horse. He walks the horse to Tarvis's
place to get the saddle he offered. This gives horse and
man time to get to know each other in the walk.
Tarvis grins at the horse and finds him in great shape.
"So what's his name?" Tarvis then hands him over the nice
leather saddle and some assorted items for the horse. But
Kiet will need to buy more spurs as his spurs are not as
sharp as could be. Kiet decides on a nice name for his
horse - Ma Siwang.
Frustrated Kiet wanted to hunt for Rowan again but it is
dark in a bit over an hour so he heads to the manor.
Kiet gets up and has a hearty breakfast with some odd pink
juice the cook says is from the Cerulean Empire. But it is
a bit tangy for his taste. Kiet heads to hunt for more
rowan in another section of the hills. The berries last
into winter so should be fine he hopes. The problem is
the berries are often eaten by animals.
Leaving the East Gate Kiet takes the horse into a full
gallop to see how fast he goes and handles. Kiet feels a bit
giddy as the cool air tears into his lungs and rips his cloak
about. But the horse seems to be well trained. Finally the
After all afternoon the hunt is frustrating. Around 2pm
he does encounter a mean goat but so far no Rowan. He wishes
the detection spell was far longer in range. If this was the
Wild Forest his chance would improve but the towns and villages
all around have stripped this land lean.
Frustrated Kiet starts to head home around 5pm. But as he
passes a shadow of trees he notices a shrub that fits the
description. He dismounts and rushes over Based on what
Kaylle has said what this should be it must be Rowan. The
shrub is only 4 feet tall. The leaves have all fallen off
due to the cold but he desperately looks for berries. There
are clumps of stumps where berries were but all seemed to
have been eaten. Frustrated he takes his borrowed axe out
and cuts the thing away.
Kiet knows herbalism well enough to find the Rowan trees
But rumors are some so called Rowan trees are small bushes.
Kiet looks all around and there on the other side in the
shadow are two berries intact. He stores them gently in
a flask. Then sits down to examine the shrub. He is no
plant scholar but it seems in moderate shape. But it is
a thin shrub at best making a 2 foot wand only that is only
a couple inches wide. Which means it will be a thing that
could be broken if in battle. But it is Rowan. Kiet carves
a couple of strips of bark so others can help determine if it
Now with twilight approaching he heads home quickly.
Kiet heads out to the hill after a good breakfast of eggs.
Z'leyra was not there today probably doing healing or something
like that. The cook is again trying to match up her daughter
who is "good with cooking and presentable to look at...."
But Kiet just smiles and nods. Kiet may not be a player but
those code words means she is probably fat and ugly as a
donkey. But then there is Tarvis's daughter.
At the hill there is sign of a deer or two but they are gone.
Kiet does the usual stone circle, 4 incenses, chanting and blowing
The horn this time startles a flock of birds nearby and Kiet
cringes hoping the wind spirits don't get annoyed. He casts
Purification and the elemental pact again with the air spirits.
The temperature on the hill is in the 30s and hopes this does
not take too much longer. He then casts Sky knowledge for the
wind language and a basic Knowledge spell but it fails the first
time. He recasts and downloads a bit more information for
Before Kiet leaves he meditates for a bit even though it is
cold. He considers his future and his friends. Where will they
go next? They saved the world at least twice in the last few
years. Well a third if you count the flying ships from Clima.
But stopping the Flying Castle with the Lymrian magic. Then
stopping the Vong threat. When will it be time to just
settle down like Cholan or Ben'dar? Maybe after he has enough
money to settle down like a true gentlemen.
Kiet rushes to the manor and a nice warm fireplace.
Kiet goes to find Tarvis to talk to him about improving his
horsemanship. Tarvis does say that his season for teaching
riders is waning due to the winter. But he has some safety
riding courses to teach soon. Tarvis says he could fit him
in for at least 3 days. More he'd need to work with one of
the other trainers. Kiet asks where his daughter out just
in terms of chit chat like his wife. But both are away visiting
family. Both shake but Tarvis does not want to be paid. Just
use him as a reference for new clients.
Mid afternoon Kiet heads to Cholan's tavern. He finds the
man behind the bar. He asks about the family and his daughter
is doing well. He does say that Damon is wishing to see old
friends and wishes to get them together. He has booked a day
on Novehas 15 if possible. Cholan asks to spread the word.
Kiet doesn't know Damon too well but the others have said he
got his ship from the King after the Climan mission. He tends
to go up and down the coast of Lake Sivas or nearby other places.
Then Kiet notices a danger on the stage. He glances back to
ask Cholan. "Some dancer from Rogizini. Don't tell the others
many folks around here don't like those people. Worse than
the Ceruleans. She is a looker isn't she?" Kiet watches as
the young dancer twirls and weaves with scarfs and clothes
of many colors. He has heard stories of those belly dancers?
But how one can dance on the belly he has no clue. This
one continues to shed scarfs and cloths. Going down to her
underwear when she stops and collects her things. Very nice
looking gal with thin cute legs. Distracted he almost doesn't
hear Cholan explain that this is still a family place so
no more shown in this place. Kiet looks at the dancer on stage
and realizes this isn't danger but just a dancer. Such a nice
sight to see in both aspects.
Then regains his composure and recalls why he came in. He
asks if Cholan still now where his old tulwar teacher is?
The one that just taught him only 2 months ago. Cholan gives
directions for him and Kiet leaves.
Not sure how long the party will be here until the world is
on the brink once again he finds the teacher at his home.
They chat up for about 20 minutes then asks if Kiet could
improve his skill if time allows. Both men do a rough
sketch of when maybe in a few days. Both shake and depart.
[Novehas 9 - 11]
Kiet spends the three days learning more riding horse
techniques on his new horse. Tarvis sets up some obstacle
courses and uses blinders on the horse for riding.
[Novehas 12 - 14]
Kiet spends the next 3 days learning Tulwar. The teacher
soon learns he has used it over the last 2 months. But he
helps to teach some more parry and slash attacks.
For the past month Kiet has been at time working when not
exhausted on a money pouch by needle and thread. After
a month the needle pricks may be finally healing. It would
help to know the tailoring or sewing skills but he is
a acrobat not a seamstress! The money pouch will not be
sold on a fashion street at high value but it might at least
last a short while. Z'leyra does offer some tanning experience
at least but not much more than that.
In his spare time at night Kiet has always used his carving
knife to carve the 5 strips of wood he has been working on. In
the shape of wands. Skill is not needed greatly hear it is
just practice when he makes a good wand.
Kiet spends the very early mornings with the tulwar teacher.
But he has to get to Cholan's tavern for the party at noon.
so he only gets a partial day of learning.
GM: This was probably one of the most fun IBTs I've done
in a long time. Not much work at all. Think it took
me 3 technical full days but maybe only 6-8 hours since
not many spells to cast and such. Also the role player
interaction in scenes and the laws of magic was good.
If interested in his old IBT its update #13 and File #45
for Adventure 6's site.
New Players - This is how IBT is done. David choose what
he wanted to do. For next adventure you will have that
option. But would prefer to know you a bit more. So I
did the rushed IBT in email we did. Julian hope you
liked the easter egg. :) Panthera (can I call you Pan
since I'm super lazy? :)) nothing for you . But I'll
try to throw you in some of the other IBTs.
Food - 2 CC 4 BB
Town Food expense- 1 SC 8 CC 2 BB
Husbander Fee - 7 SC
Buy Incense (20) - 2 CC [20 Sticks]
Buy Cheap Boots - 7 CC
Buy Cloak - 7 CC [Gray/Tan/Fox Fur]
Buy Javelin addon- 9 BB For Horse/Javelin quiver
Real Estate Agent- 4 CC Waived if buy
Buy Warhorse 2 - 9 GC 3 SC
Others not listed
Total - 9 GC 11 SC 30 CC 14 BB
Skill Experience Notes
Horse Husbandry 30 Learned
Horsemanship 6 To next level
Tulwar 7 Partial Expertise
* Spells - Skipped from public posting.
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