Aldern, the nobleman, introduces himself to his champions. He thanks you all profusely. He especially focuses his attention on Selaro who he compliments not only on her skills as a fighter but also on her beauty. He glances about nervously for more goblins but sees only dead ones. He informs the local heroes that he is staying at the Rusty Dragon to the south for a couple days and he would love to talk with them more and perhaps reward them properly for saving his life.
The battle has been won for the town. The goblins flee to the north in droves, in some cases leaping off cliffs to certain death rather than be captures. Several of the little menaces in fact, are captured alive but prove useless when interrogated; none seeming to know more than that they were given orders to kill everyone in the town and burn the place to the ground. They can't even remember who the leader was except that it was a "longshank" (goblin term for human)
Posted on 2008-01-01 at 16:03:10.
Edited on 2008-01-01 at 16:07:37 by Devalero
Fleeing the mushy seenTaden walked up to the dead body of the Goblin Commando.He searched it swiftly and pulled out 3 gold coins, satisfied he walked toward the Rusty Dragon with the others.
All though the wizard didn't care that the noble nearly gave him a general thanks when clearly if it were not for him he would be quite dead. He thought to himself I can't blame the man though Selaro is extremely beautiful.
Posted on 2008-01-01 at 17:19:45.
Edited on 2008-01-01 at 17:28:30 by Trace9723
Selaro quickly searches the bodies of the dead goblins retrieving 4 potions and 3 gold.
Turning to the recently saved Aldern Foxglove "Thank you for your complements and your offer of a proper reward but all I want is a better blade, to practice my art and proper appreciation but I would be grateful of a good meal and a good drink for me and my aquantences, and a yarn of what brought you to Sandpoint"
Turning again to the person who healed her, the assumed wizard or sorcerer and the halfling armed with the bow she spoke "I believe that we have not met, may I ask your name and occupation. You" she turned to the healer but not accusingly "I believe are a priest in the temple and thus knowledgeable in the ways of divine magic and that leads me to believe you might would be the person to identify these." and she hands over the 4 bottles. "And thank you for your assistance earlier. You" she addresses Taden "are an arcane caster and so I am interested in your art greatly but maybe over a drink as I am sure that it would take a wile, that is if you drink. And lastly, I would be interested in what brought a halfling to Sandpoint
Taden looked at the beautiful Selaro pushed back his blonde hair and said "It has been a few years since I have drank dulls the mind but with you I perhaps I could."
Taden looked over to the bulking masked man and examined him closer. He obviously guessed he was an orc or half orc he wasn't that easily fooled by a simple mask.
He looked down at the halfling and said "I thank you for the arrow you shot at that Goblin Commander without that im not sure I could have killed him." Taden smiled and continued to walk Quarterstaff clicking against the ground
Posted on 2008-01-01 at 18:42:37.
Edited on 2008-01-01 at 18:51:54 by Trace9723
"I make a good point of only drinking with people that I know the names of but if you are concerned then you do not have to. As for you my halfling bowman I will repeat that I don't know you but now I have little desire to now that you believe that killing, even of goblins, is good. It may be necessary as there are things more important to me then the life of a pitiful goblin but a life is a life and a life is a precious thing."
Posted on 2008-01-01 at 19:01:18.
Edited on 2008-01-01 at 19:02:35 by Loki
Taden,Welbry,and the lovely Selaro had a pleasant conversation on the way to the bar. Welbry was to stay with Taden that night at his masters house. They discussed many things from goblin killing to what their passions were.
Grush had hoped that some of the townsfolk had noticed his bravery and skill and would eventually except into their society he took of the mask and sheathed his double-headed axe. He wandered back to Gorvi's shack but had noticed the aged dungsweeper was missing from his normal rocking chair so shouted for him hoping he was here somewhere. He was nowhere to be seen so he searched the surrounding area and after a few minutes Grush thought to himself why am i looking here he is probably in the pub downing his 8th or 9th drink. So Grush wandered back to his shack mumbling a prayer to Grummsh asking for Gorvi's safety.
Myra smiled and answered the question directly. I am a priestess of the Cathedral, an assistant to the High Priest himself. It is nice to meet you all and I am glad I could put my services to use. This battle has taken a lot of energy out of me but I will recover by morning.
Myra straightens herself and places her holy symbol back behind her neck. She continues As far as these potions .. I think I can have them identified rather quickly back at the cathedral. If it is okay with you I will take these with me and meet you at the Rusty Dragon for a drink later on .. and I do enjoy a good drink
Myra tucked the potions away in her sack and waved at her new friends. I hope to see you all at the inn later tonight. Drinks will be on me, if our patron doesn't come through for us.
Posted on 2008-01-02 at 18:26:23.
Edited on 2008-01-04 at 14:38:08 by Laurelestra
As the new town heroes looked around, the townspeople work their way out of hiding. If it wasn't for them, the townsfolk would be much worse off. As it is, our local heroes have saved many lives today. As these heroes, a motley crew, step over the bodies of the dead goblins, the townspeople stare and talk to one another. As Grush stood around he took off his mask. At first, Grush felt that this might be them staring at him because of his green skinn. Gorvi stood with the crowd and began to clap at his friend Grush. As he clapped, many others joined in. Soon the whole town was cheering at the new heroes. For the first time in his life Grush felt that he was welcomed. The others' spirits lifted as well. They knew they had done a great deed for the townspeople that would not easily be forgotten.
Posted on 2008-01-02 at 18:52:46.
Edited on 2008-01-02 at 18:55:45 by Devalero
The rusty dragon lies at the southern end of town, Down main street and then market street. It is a convenience for travelers entering Sandpoint from the South. From The White Deer Inn it is basically a trek across the entire town. As our local heroes pass by the Cathedral they see Myra hop out. She has the potions in her hand as well as a few more. The temple had identified them for free and given her some extra stock. Word had travelled fast
(The Potions are two cure lights, a potion of rage and the new potions are a potion of shield of faith, a potion of remove poison and five more cure light potions)
As the local heroes traveled down church street further they came to the intersection of Main Street. Normally, Grush would have continued on down Junker's way but he decided to go with the group after a few children had come up and smiled at him. One even gave him a wooden figurine of a champion, and when Grush looked over at their parents, they just smiled at him.
(The wooden figurine is of a champion with a shield and sword in hand. It is inticately carved from mahogany)
Everywhere they passed along the way merchants stepped up to give them wares. Free bread, free cheese, free candy. Everyone cheered at them and called them heroes. As they turned down main street the Mayor herself came out to greet them. Thank you all for your bravery. We don't have much here in Sandpoint but accept these gems as a token of our appreciation and wear these medals proudly. She took a small sack and handed it to each person and placed a medal around each one's neck. It is heroes like you that we needed in this crisis and praise Desna, heroes we recieved! She smiled widly and began clapping capriciously encouraging the others to join in. The clapping echoed through the streets.
(Each sack contains a shiny emerald and two small rubies)
Continuing down main street the group at last came to the doors of the rusty dragon.
(It is up to you if you keep your medal on)
(I will allow any post/reactions to this one before posting inside the inn)
Posted on 2008-01-03 at 12:50:22.
Edited on 2008-01-03 at 12:57:45 by Devalero
Selaro acts as naturally as possible whilst walking down to the inn but, all the same, it's easy to see her discomfort at being surrounded and having so many people watching her.
As she receives the medal and gem bag from the mayor she thanks her profusely but never-the-less takes them, opens the bag and quickly examines the gems but to all the world it looks like she is merely ore-struck at there beauty (Appraise Check: 27). She thanks the mayor again then enters the inn.
As Selaro studies the gems she believes them to be worth around 600 gold in value total. The Emerald should fetch close to 400 while the two rubies 100 gold each. This is a lot of gold to simple heroes and a great reward indeed.
Myra had returned to the Cathedral. As she approached the cathedral square in a hurry she saw many of the lower priests and priestesses healing the many injured from the battle. Fortunately there looked to be few dead among them. The High Priest was on the Cathedral steps and wasted no time in running over to Myra when he saw her.
Myra, my child! I heard that it was because of you and some others that the Goblins were forced to make an early retreat. They say they even kept them from burning down many of the buildings. I am glad to see you are ok. I knew you would be though .. there is something I have not told you but I feel it is necessary now
With this Father Zantus looked around to see if anyone was listening and satisfied they were alone he continued I had a vision .. from Desna herself. She appeared to me and told me that you were destined for greatness and that she had a special mission for you. I was afraid to tell you sooner because I was afraid of losing my star pupil. However, in light of recent events I believe that it is your destiny to travel with these others and follow Desna's path for you. Here. Take these potions.
Myra looked at the potions and it jogged her memory. Father Zantus .. we also found these among the goblins .. can you identify them for me.
The High priest wasted no time in identifying the potions and then he pointed out into the street. Your friends come .. go with them .. Greatness awaits
Myra ran back and joined her new companions. She ran up next to Selaro and handed the potions back describing the value of each one and shared the other potions she had received. There was enough healing potions for each and then some.
Myra received her medal with great joy. Although she felt a little uncomfortable at all the attention she was now receiving she wore the medal proudly. She looked at the shiny gems inside the small pouch and her eyes widened. She must give a portion of this back to the church in time. She tied her pouch securely to her belt and continued up to the door of the inn.
Looking up at the Rusty Dragon shaped awning that gave the inn it's name she walked up the stoop and motioned to the others. Well . . I think our patron and our destiny awaits inside.