[pnpgm] Game Update #110- File #823 - Gnorf explores cave
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..Z'leyra.........Healer..Alex Koponen.......Fe..Human/Shaman/1st Mate
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Game Update #110 sequence (file #823)
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From Arawn: [Re: Actions]:
Arawn gave Kiet a weighted
smile, gently shaking his head when
"I can do so or else spirit it, and us, away if need be. But
From Fremea: [Re: Actions]
Fremea knows all the humans will
be down for a while, and hears talking outside
the cave. Though something definitely feels more
tension and just casual talk, even if she doesn't
understand it, until it is translated to her. At
that point, she recons the area to make sure
there is nothing more coming at them, figuring
that Unali will tell the others the humans are all knocked out.
GM: Ack. I assume you mean leave the cave?
From Raddok: [Re: Actions]
Raddok was becoming distracted
from translating - his discovery
From Dorhak: [Re: Actions]
Dorhak turns to Raddok and says
in Marentian "understood. Go do
From Kiet: [Re: Actions]
Kiet does a
double-take. Snake? Who the hell said anything
about snakes! He whips out his tulwar and casts
an EL3 Detection spell for serpents. If found, he
will attack it without hesitation.
Why did it have to be snakes.
From Dorhak: [Re: Actions]
As Dorhak invites the Besamar
into the cave, he calls out to the
"Z'leyra. Mournath. You two
watch the cave entrance and make sure
From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
Not sure if Arawn heard about
the snake but if he did or notices Kiet about to
kill the snake Arawn, as a druid, will attempt to
save it (assuming it's not a kotothi or chaos
serpent). He'll call to it in Tongue of the Tonah
(casting Forest Talk instead if the snake doesn't
seem to understand him) and pick it up to be
carried to safety (if it's willing) or else at
least ask Kiet to not kill it before urging the
snake to seek cover away from hooves and feet.
From Raddok: [Re: Actions]
Raddok, looking quickly about himself, sees their group
From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
Z'leyra will assist Raddok in
his search while keeping a sharp eye
[Ma 3rd, 1636TH]
[Time: 4:35 am Besam, Eastern Lands]
Arawn gave Kiet a weighted smile,
gently shaking his head when the acrobatic
elementalist offered to glamour the tome.
"I can do so or else spirit it, and
us, away if need be. But thank you."
The Alfar turned his attention back
to the conversation taking place at the cave
entrance, confident in the ability of Unali and
Fremea to keep the humans in check. His brow
furrowed, lips pursed as Dorhak addressed the
Besamer with the crude grit common to dwarves. It
was one thing to act entitled when a stranger in
a strange land - bad enough that is! - but it
seemed Dorhak little understand his cousins.
The besamer, as he recalled, were a
peaceful and gentle people, preferring to heal
and protect without prejudice. A far cry from
most dwarves indeed! In fact, what he knew of
them endeared such folk to him, the Alfar having
wished to meet the Besamer if the stories were in fact true!?
Gnorf seemed wise enough to not push
for a battle without necessity but if Dorhak
didn't adapt the Alfar worried that an
unnecessary battle could ensue. Stepping out from
cover, the tome carefully tucked away, he made
his way towards the entrance where the kin-folk
argued.? When he came into Gnorf's field of
vision the druid smiled, his manner indicating a
peaceful approach. He stopped close to Dorhak's side.
"Greetings, wise Gnorf. I am Arawn, a
healer by nature and druid by training," he said,
trying to ease any wariness of the besamer's part.
"These are not dwarves," he quietly
informed Dorhak. "These men are besamer, kin but
as different to dwarves as night and day. They
are gentle but strong, preferring peace in a way
most people would fail to understand. I know you
speak honestly with them but try to think, they
do not know you to trust you and only seek a fair
investigation of the truth. Perhaps a more diplomatic approach might be best."
Gnorf glances at Arawn over Dorhak's
shoulder, he frowns and lowers his mace slightly
but raises it again. You got to be...a elf with
him..and them? He nods at Dorhak and then the
humans. He steps back a foot, there are some of
them, he nods at Dorhak, who help the raiders
for rum. But you...you! Ive never heard of such in my life!
Raddok was becoming distracted from
translating - his discovery in these gear bags
among the sleepers needed to be shared
immediately. "Dorhak!" he called softly. "Listen
to me - these 'raiders' are not warriors! They
are carrying mining gear and ore. They are
probably thieving from the folks outside. We need
to let them know what we found & let one or two
of them in to see what's here & who we are." He
spoke first in Marentian, for the party to
understand his discovery, then repeated it
quickly & more quietly in Dwarf Elder. He notices
Arawn with the book, but pays no further
attention, as Arawn could deal with that issue easily, he was sure.
Gnorf looks at Raddok and then at
Dorhak, see your labor-human is even aware we
speak the truth. Based on those hands of his he
knows what he speaks. Then he realizes
something, wait..wait...you? He looks at Dorhak
surprised. Is the leader of this party you ..brought these raiders?
Gnorf glances over his shoulder and
speaks in his native tongue which isn't close to
Dwarf elder and speaks quickly to those
outside. First a few chuckles are heard then surprise silence.
Dorhak turns to Raddok and says in
Marentian, "understood. Go do a thorough search
for bows and red fletched arrows. Take whoever you need to help. Quickly!"
Turning back to Gnipp? No, thats not
right. Gnopp. No! Gnorff! Yeah, thats it.
Gnorff. Anyway, turning back to Gnorff, Dorhak
looks at him for a moment while he sucks on his
teeth, as if while trying to decide
something. Then he silently nods his head and
says, in Dwarf Elder, "Well! It seems theres
more to you than just being an
exhibitionist. Youre a brave one too, coming
here alone. Ill tell you what. How about I
invite you into this little cave so you can see
for yourself what is happening. But know this:
only slaves surrender their arms on demand. And
none of us takes kindly to that thought. We
wont surrender. But you have my word you will not be harmed or held here."
Fremea slips quietly and invisibly
toward cave entrance and past Dorhak and
Gnorf. Gnorf feels something brush past him but
is busy hearing Dorhak be a stubborn dwarf. He
quietly mentally shrugs it off and ignores it to be wind.
Gnorf shoulder gently but overtly
pushes Dorhak to the side and moves inside the
cave. Invite into our cave...that's funny young hairy one.
As Dorhak invites the Besamar into
the cave, he calls out to the people outside of
the cave, "If he's in here longer than 15
minutes, do what you think you must."
"Z'leyra. Mournath. You two watch
the cave entrance and make sure they dont try
anything foolish." Then he looks over to Gnorf
and says, "While I would not kill you, I would
make sure you understood that if they try
anything you will regret ever meeting us."
"Oh, and watch out for snakes."
Kiet pulls his tulwar out making
Gnorf watch him intently. Then Gnorf sees Kiet's
face. Lemansan? He turns to Dorhak. You are
working with a Lemasan so the story you give is false?
Kiet cringes his eyes and face. If
Unali is aroud and he might call her one as well?
Raddok, looking quickly about
himself, sees their group rather scattered out
now,but asks Z'leyra to help him search for the
bows and red-fletched arrows Dorhak is asking
about. He requests her help in the search,
sending her to head back behind the horses, and
that end of the cave, toward his left, & he heads
to the right, already remembering some
interesting things he had found among the mining
gear, checking into the shadowy areas behind the
supplies and heading to where the miners were
sleeping, staying toward one wall and leaving the
other wall for Z'leyra, and searching quickly but
thoroughly. He gathers some items he feels are
interesting, taking a few & leaving others where he finds them.
The miners are either deeply asleep
or unconscious, it seems. Raddok doesn't bother
to spare a quick glance around for Fremea, merely smiling slightly grimly.
Z'leyra will assist Raddok in his
search while keeping a sharp eye out for any snakes.
Gnorf keeps one eye out on the shifty
Lemasan and shifts the torch in his right and
mace in left. His shield is on his right arm but
at a moments reach if drop torch. Gnorf eyes the
horses. Yes Harn brands. One day we'll just
keep the horses and not deport them. He moves
to paralyzed guard and nods. Lemasan as well I
see. Is he dead? He kicks the paralyzed man
but sees no reaction other than his eyes
flicker. With a right boot he slips the man's
left sleeve upwards. To reveal 2 small stripes
brands. He nods, so this one has been deported
twice. A 3rd he won't return home. So this is his last chance.
As Z'leyra and Kiet search around the
horses the shadows are long and drawn. While it
is cramped space the snake could be hidden anywhere.
Gnorf moves to back of cave and
watches Kiet, what is he looking for?
Raddok follows Gnorf and rounds the
corner. The torch shines brightly and reveals a
small niche about 30 feet long and 25 wide at
places. But still shadows prolong due to rocks and outcroppings.
Dorhak wonders where Unali is not seeing her?
Gnorf waves the torch over the
sleeping Lemasans. He kicks one or two and gets
grunts so realizes they are knocked out. The
Dwarf sighs, that will make things difficult to
transport to the village. But sure enough all of
these are Lemasans. A smaller group than
usual. But it is a early season for them.
Raddok with the torch light sees a
few daggers and swords. But notices the one bow
and a quiver of red, orange and green fletched
arrows. He motions for Dorhak and nods to the
Quiver. Dorhak subtly nods and finds the killer more likely.
Gnorf moves back to main cave.
Kiet has cast his spell to find
snakes but it doesnt' seem to give him clues?
Arawn tries to call to the snake but
gets no response. Could the snake have left cave?
Gnorf stares at Kiet and Arawn
speaking oddly especially Arawn. He leans over
to whisper to Dorhak, is he a bit..slow? And
that one he trying to find spiders? He nods at Kiet after looking at Arawn.
Outside Fremea flies up and then to
tree level. She tries the best she can to be
quiet and scout the area. She knows dwarves
aren't elves so can not hide as well as
elves. But in a few seconds she counts 4 other
dwarves on this side of clearing. There may be
as many on other side. But will have to move to
find them. At one point a dwarf hears her but does not spot her.
All of them have no beards as well.
Back inside, Gnorf turns to
Dorhak. I assume you are
.the leader. Our
cousins do not tend to help these...raiders. But
some do. I take it you are one of
them. Especially with that one over there. He
shrugs to Kiet. So it is late and I'm
tired. You can yield your arms and escort the
Lemasans to our village. The Elders will decide
your fate and theirs. Or...we can make things
ugly. We are in your rights here. This is our
land...you cousin share our land under our wise
eyes. But don't dishonor that by fighting
back. By disarming this ensures your safety,
theirs and our village. We have females and young ones there after all.
Moves to entrance, I'll let you
decide...I'll give you 5 minutes. After that
things will need to be dealt with. Frankly, I
prefer this to go down peacefully. So I can go
home and drink my ale. Who knows! I could even
share some ale with you cousin if you cooperate.
He shoulders past Mournath. Then
turns around. It is your decision.
Of course, he turns around, 'the
murder on our land will have to be
investigated. If what you say is true you'll be
deported. If we deem followup then a visit to Kril Bes maybe in order.
GM: Actions? Comments?
GM: Wanted to do more. But lack of
sleep fubared that. So I think we are at a good
place. Stuff happened. I would try a update Wed
but it is new years and gotta do year end stuff
and may have stuff to do that day. So best is
Saturday. Monday is my last day off till
September. Then its 8 months of 5 day work
weeks. :< So back to old routine. So either
Monday/Wed or Sat updates. Since Monday would be
my 'Friday' its end of week so I can try updates
those days and chances are good. If not can try
Tue/Wed and then try again Sat for 2 updates a
week depending on things. Happy New Years as 2020 approaches!
Barbosa 16+4+1+5 [Unclear fully, Revived]
Raddok 1 [1 Healing]
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