[TC1 Reboot] Act I: Little Girl(s) Lost

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« Haldon, ready to go downstair and start looking for the missing girl ?» Erevan doesn't wait for an answer and walks towards the exit of the suite.

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Auren follows.

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Walking briskly Everan soon arrives in the common room. He spots Horvik and walks directly to him. « Sorry for the vestimentary interlude but it was necessary. »

Erevan is wearing laced high leather boots, a deep bleu robe that ends two inches bellow the knee, a belt and a dark gray hooded cape. He carries his staff in the right hand and wears, over the right shoulder, a leather satchel that contains his spellbook, components and a few trinkets.

« Did you learn something new while I was absent from the common room? I don't want to sound callous but this mystery is very exciting to me. The boat trip was boring. I'm happy to finally put my intellect to good use and help someone in need.»

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RobJN wrote:
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"You'd think that little street rat was his daughter, the way he's taking the news," one of them grumbles to another as they file out the door.
"Your men don't seem all dat motivated about dis, Sarge." Horvik gulped down the rest of his ale. "Perhaps some competition will spark a fire in der boots? Dat's why my new friendshand I gonna go find Fiala." His words were beginning to slur, a clear sign that it was time to get moving again.
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« Did you learn something new while I was absent from the common room? I don't want to sound callous but this mystery is very exciting. The boat trip was boring. I'm happy to finally put my intellect to good use and help someone in need.»
Horvik looked over the slender elf. "Doze other clothes sheemed more practical to me, but don't matter." He laid his large hand on the elf's shoulder. "Sarge here was just getting hishmen back on the street and telling ush there are girlsh missing here and more in some place called Verge." He picked up his tankard and found it quite empty. He shrugged and tilted his head back to get the last drop of ale. Setting the mug back on the bar, he slapped the elf on the back. He laid some more coins on the bar, not realizing he had already paid when he ordered. "Come on. I can fill yousin on the way to the market."

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Haldon stands and walks downstairs after the two Elves. With a little time to spare, he catches his three companions as they are preparing to leave.
"Let's find this market then."

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Sergeant Arthol looks the group up and down.

"My men are stretched pretty thin," he says after a moment's thought. "And I certainly won't turn down the help. Now, my men have already been over the market square, but a second set of eyes -- especially some elven ones -- might turn up something they missed." He shrugs. "No coin out of my budget. Report any findings to my offices at the North Gate garrison by sundown."
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« We will give this market a second look, as you say. I need to eat a few fruits anyway. Please point us in the right direction Sergeant Arthol. Unless Aureen already knows all the secrets of this town?»

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I do not.

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"Can't miss it, along the square off the North Windrush Road, bounded by the Town Hall and Temple district."
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"Come on ya greenhorns. I'll know da way." Horivk heads toward the door.

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Erevan follows Horivk.

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Haldon follows Erevan and Horvik.

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The market has grown somewhat busier -- more of the stalls have filled, and with the late morning sun climbing higher, some of the wind's bite has been reduced. Talk amongst the various vendors is mostly of the poor conditions of the roads, and the lower yields of this year's harvests.

Where and what will your PCs be looking for?
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Any signs of where there might have been struggles. Might as well search the whole city, even if it takes a couple of days. Either that or Auren could disguise herself to look more like the girls that were taken and hope that she's taken as bait.

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"It feels good to be outside," he said as they walked toward the market square. The walk got the blood flowing and the cold air against face helped dissipate the effects of his early morning drinking. As they got close to the market, he was feeling a bit more steady. "We should stop by the baker's and find out when that apprentice last saw Fiala. He might also know if anything strange has been happening with her lately. You know how young fools in love always share their ambitions and secrets."

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As they walk towards the market Erevan tries to see if anyone is following them. [Perception 13 +1 + 2 = 16]

Once at the market Erevan tries to see if anything out of the ordinary is going on at the back of the vendor's boots, behind the curtains. Taking side glances in between stalls. [Perception 12 +1 + 2 = 15]

He follows the group to the baker.

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Angel Tarragon wrote:
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Any signs of where there might have been struggles. Might as well search the whole city, even if it takes a couple of days. Either that or Auren could disguise herself to look more like the girls that were taken and hope that she's taken as bait.
Auren does not see anything overtly indicative of a struggle -- sure, there are the double-prints of skittish mules or ponies, and smudged boot tracks indicating the carrying of a heavy load, but nothing entirely out of context with the transfer of merchandise from cart to stall...
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"It feels good to be outside," he said as they walked toward the market square. The walk got the blood flowing and the cold air against face helped dissipate the effects of his early morning drinking. As they got close to the market, he was feeling a bit more steady. "We should stop by the baker's and find out when that apprentice last saw Fiala. He might also know if anything strange has been happening with her lately. You know how young fools in love always share their ambitions and secrets."
The baker's apprentice -- a lanky, sandy-haired lad who looks to've just grown out of the all-elbows-and-knees stage -- is still rather sullen. The only strangeness he's noticed is Fiala and the beggar girl -- "Jasna," he called her -- absences. He'd thought perhaps Fiala had been spending her time with the smith's son, but he hadn't seen her either.
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Wispering to the others « Be careful two scarlet-cloaked guardsmen are following us. »

While Horvik talks with the baker Everan says in a low voice :
« Aureen, follow me. I just saw something glittering and an impression of a small-ish hobnailed boot near a disused stall we just passed. Let's take a close look. »
And he starts walking towards the disused stall near a shadowy alley.

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Haldon walks slowly with the others, looking for anywhere there might be other hiding spaces or unusual attachments to buildings. He also keeps an eye out for any dwarven merchants or traders in the town, who may be more prepared to talk to him than the town guard.

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Wispering to the others « Be careful two scarlet-cloaked guardsmen are following us. »
Horvik looked around for the guards. When he spotted them, he gave a slight upward nod and smirked, then turned back to face the boy. He straightened his posture to emphasize his height. His eyes squinted and his brow furrowed as he leaned his imposing figure over the young apprentice. "I find it a bit queer that two girls you know are now missing. If I find out you had anything to do with this or that you are withholding any detail..." He leaned in even closer, the odor of stale beer wafting with each word "You'll regret it." He stood back up and relaxed his posture relaxed. He crossed his arms on his chest and continued in a normal tone. "Tell me about this Jasna. What does she look like? When was the last time you saw her? Does Fiala hang out with Jasna?"

Intimidation: [1d20+1] = 11+1 = 12

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Haldon leaves the group to find the local shrine to Kagyar. Whilst there he prays for guidance and asks any of the faithful that attend of any strange occurrences in Threshold, especially about the missing girls.

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torkill13 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:43 pm
shesheyan wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:40 pm
Wispering to the others « Be careful two scarlet-cloaked guardsmen are following us. »
Horvik looked around for the guards. When he spotted them, he gave a slight upward nod and smirked, then turned back to face the boy. He straightened his posture to emphasize his height. His eyes squinted and his brow furrowed as he leaned his imposing figure over the young apprentice. "I find it a bit queer that two girls you know are now missing. If I find out you had anything to do with this or that you are withholding any detail..." He leaned in even closer, the odor of stale beer wafting with each word "You'll regret it." He stood back up and relaxed his posture relaxed. He crossed his arms on his chest and continued in a normal tone. "Tell me about this Jasna. What does she look like? When was the last time you saw her? Does Fiala hang out with Jasna?"

Intimidation: [1d20+1] = 11+1 = 12
The guards' pace slows, and they lean towards each other. After a brief exchange, one nods, turns, and strides away in a swirl of scarlet.

The baker's boy frowns, chewing at a heel of bread. "Look, I know lots of girls." He shrugs, grinning around a mouthful of bread. "What can I say? I like 'em fair haired. Don't know that those two knew each other.

"Oh, Jas is a wee thing -- but don't go bringing that to her attention. Got a mean kick, her." He holds a hand at about his shoulder height. "Like I said, got that Antalian coloring to her: fair hair, icy blue eyes. Don't miss anything, those. Saw her.. oh, a couple days ago, I suppose." He frowns. "Haven't seen her since. I guess she didn't like the little surprise I hid in with her day-olds."
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shesheyan wrote:
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Wispering to the others « Be careful two scarlet-cloaked guardsmen are following us. »

While Horvik talks with the baker Everan says in a low voice :
« Aureen, follow me. I just saw something glittering and an impression of a small-ish hobnailed boot near a disused stall we just passed. Let's take a close look. »
And he starts walking towards the disused stall near a shadowy alley.
The two elves retrace their steps, but stop just short of re-entering the stall, having heard a low, gurgling murmur from beneath the sagging cloth awning, and a scuff of boot-leathers on stone.

"-- izzit, where iz its? Master says to finds it, mustn't lose its..."
The whispery, gravelly voice speaks goblinnish.
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Erevan advances caustiouly toward the cloth holding his staff high and says in an authoritative voice « Who are you? Reveal yourself immediately or I will turn you into a frog! »

[Erevan speaks Goblin. Persuasion : 10 +1 = 11]

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At Erevan's outburst, the sounds of shuffling and muttering go silent.
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