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    The old man leans back in his chair as he finishes his long tail and looks around the table examining each reaction in turn. "Will you take this quest that I have asked of you?" He looks to the door as the wind begins to pick up outside. He clears his throat and continues "will you find out what happened to Joseph?"

    ((intro time)) ((Some world info not brought up before: 1 vemple = 1 days travel on foot and you are currently in the Lazy Spider Tavern. It is twilight round 6. Todays date is the 6th day of fall in the month of Gunjo.))

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    "Crog Help!" I, the huge Orc roar.
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    ((depends on the circumstances, especially when you want to see the roll before you post for non-critical rolls i.e. I make a perform check (roll a 20) it is the best performance of my life to date). But combat should be posted ooc))((and you might want to expand your intro and kind of give an idea of what you look like- but what you have so far should work if you don't want to))
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    (( Can we just use dice? I have no idea how to roll on a forum like this. And i'm not good foat describing anything. If anyone wants to know though, i'm 6'6", have Blood Red eyes, weigh 200lbs, my hair is bleach whit and my skin colour is a mix of gray and green. I visibly carry a Huge Shinny GreatAxe as well as a GreatSword. For those who know Crog, I take blood baths every day as well as when I kill people/monsters.))
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    ((Thats perfictly fine with me.))

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    Jason

    Jason Dral had sat patiently while listening to the old man's story. Compared to the orc, who had just introduced himself as Crog, Jason is tiny. He could just about make himself six foot tall if he stood on his tiptoes, but normally he is an inch or two off. While still full of youth compared to the man speaking, in a few months time Jason would be celebrating his 30th birthday, if he had many friends with which to celebrate with.

    While listening to the tale he had been sitting with his left leg folded under the other on his seat, and his left elbow resting on the table. The hand connected to this arm is covered in a metallic gauntlet, made of the same shiny blue material his chain-link shirt is made of. This hand was gently stroking the stubley black beard which sprouted from Jason's face, doing so in a way to avoid harming himself with the spikes protruding from the glove. His piercing blue eyes had been staring at the old man as he spoke, but now they scanned around the table, trying to gauge the others reactions. It would be impossible for any other than himself to tell that his eyes are blue however, as each was hiding behind a dark purple lens of a set of goggles.

    As if coming to a conclusion, Jason leaned back in his chair. It was quite clear to see how thin he was when he did this, it would be best to describe him as lithe. With his armoured hand he gently adjusted the wide brimmed brown leather hat which perched upon his head, and using the other hand to brush his shoulder length black hair out of his face, Jason spoke in a clear and friendly voice. "I too will help you" he says.

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    Aleash

    Sitting half in shadows, Aleash listens as the old man spins his tale. He is not an overly large man. It is hard to tell if his black hair looks ruffled because of a desire for it to look that way, or if he had just forgotten. One could easily have passed him over as a townsman, if not for the wooden symbol of Heironeous hanging from his neck of a hint of chain mail, and the greatsword that rests by his side.

    His mind is filled with the riches that can be found in caves before his training takes over. Sure, I will take this quest. Do you think we can talk to this Professor Jenny.

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    ((the old man is not hiding anything))
    "I don't see why not but that is not up to me..." He points up at the ceiling, "you'll have to talk to the captain of the town guard, he is up there now trying to make some sense of the ramblings she is spitting out." He clears his throat again. "Something about darkness coming to get her. I guess she was attacked at night." He holds his hand up and gestures to the waitress.

    The waitress comes over offers everyone a menu.

    On the menu
    Mosquito- 1cp – on tap beer, not very good
    Grasshopper- 2sp – a nice blend with a minty aftertaste
    Morning Dew- 110gp/bottle – Elven Wine
    The Hornet- A loaf of bread with honey baked in- 1sp
    Flyguts- gruel- 1cp
    Bee’s Nest- Bigger loaf of honeybread with grapes able to feed 6 people - 4gp
    Last Weeks Web- room for the night bare minimum – 1sp/night
    Today’s Web- next step up, a little nicer – 1 gp/night
    Web with a View- very nice room recover - 10gp/night
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    The old man orders a Mosquito. "Oh, lass, these fine gentlemen," he waives a hand at the group, "would like to have a word with the professor." The waitress will take any orders before leaving again.
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    Jason

    After looking at the menu for a litte while, Jason decides he is actually quite hungry, and a drink can never hurt. "Hmm.... I think I'll have a Hornet and a bowl of Flyguts please, and a Grasshopper to top it all off." He hands over five silver pieces, "and you can keep the change"

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    Shauni

    The fairly tall young woman with striking red hair nodded to herself, as she fiddled with one of the buckles on her greatcoat. Her blue eyes darted quickly around the room, as if it hurt to stare at one thing too long. As she shifts nervously away from the boisterous orc, the soft shink of light chainmail can be heard. She blurts out loudly, "Why the hell not? I've had nuthin' better offered." Glancing over the menu she says, "Ooh, a bug theme, eh? I've always liked bugs. Gimmee...the Bee's Nest and 3 Grasshoppers! I haven't eaten all day. Here," dropping 7 gold pieces on the table. "Sorry, I didn't count it out. Counting bugs me. Get it? Bugs?" Her eyes go wide and she grins as she waits for the inevitable groans from her horrible pun.
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    Sandstrider sits quietly for a few moments, his huge bulk nearly straining the chair to it's limit. He looks over to the man with the ruffled hair in the corner. "I will go and attempt to help find out what happened. But I agree with this man here. I believe it would be a good idea to talk to the Professor." He looks at the menu briefly. "No thank you, I'm not hungry." Is his reply.
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    The young man who had also listened to the tale took a while to answer. His attention had been on the speaker until the scream came from upstairs. Now he tried to listen to both at the same time but ended up giving an inattentive impression.

    His hair was black, dirty and unkempt, a black string held it in place to the back of his head. Tiny cuts adorned the left side of his face, as if he had fallen face first into a thorny bush and a thin vertical scar seemed to emerge from the top of his head and stop about a inch before reaching his eyebrows, traveling through the middle of his forehead. His breeches looked to have been covered in dust a few hours ago, his shirt had cuts around the edges, his boots needed polishing and his chain shirt, along with the rapier strapped to his belt had lost much of their luster. overall, he gave the impression of a man who had been through a lot in only a few days.

    The man eyes the menu with a soft smile. It can't be worse then the real thing, a decent bed would be nice too... He signals to the waitress. "I'll take a Mosquito, a serving of Flyguts and a Hornet, if you would be so kind. Also I'd like to reserve Last Weeks Web for tonight under the name Guicho Milita." Once his order is taken, Guicho turns back to the old man. "I don't have much going for me at the moment, but I think I need to get away from the sea for a while. I'll try my best to find your grandson, a talk with the professor, or at least an attempt to wouldn't hurt though."
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    Crog looks over the menu slowly and then shouts, "Me Not Know How To Read, Me Take Strongest Alcool 3 Pints!!" while droping 3 gold coins onto the table.
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    Jason winced a little at the orc's booming speech, already wishing that he could grasp the concept of noise control. He considered telling the orc that he had put far too much money down for only three pints of the strongest beer the menu had to offer, but thought against it, a numeracy lesson was not something which Jason wanted to give. "Well then, if from the looks of it everyone is going upstairs to have a little chat with this professor, then I'll have to join you".

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    Aleash doesn't even pick up the menu. I too will pass on food for now.
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    Crog
    "Ya Bring Beer up to were we going." I shout in a booming voice. Then in a lower, more inquisitive, tone, "Where we going again?"
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    The waitress takes your money and provides Crog his change. She brings you your food and heads up the stairs. A burly man with black hair and a black beard dressed in half plate with no helmet, a longsword in his belt and a large steel shield strapped to his back. He has an orange cloak on with the Symbol of the Empire on it. He pulls over a chair from an empty table and spins it around and sits on it backwards, facing you. "Lucinda told me you wanted to see the former Professor?" He pulls off his gloves and sets them on the table. "My name is Kyle. No, you cannot see her. We are waiting on escort from the mainland to come pick her up. And I am under strict orders that she is to be left alone to rest. Not to mention that she is quite crazy. You'd get no more then we did." He goes on as if reciting something from memory. "The darkness is out to get you. It is the dark that is evil... So forth and so on..." Lucinda comes back down the stairs with a guard dressed simarly to the Kyle. The captain and Kyle silently exchange nods. "Well maybe she has calmed down, but only one of you can ask any questions. Best you decide who before you come up. I will make a moment of time to be available to you for questions afterward." The guard nods to the old man, "Have a good night, Manny." The old man nods back. "You too, Kyle." The old man looks to the rest of you. "Thank you for hearing my plight. I will pray for your safe return. I can usually be found here if you have any questions for me." With that he goes and finds a stool up at the bar.
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    Ignoring the change I drink the first in a couple gulps. If its alcool percentage was 50% or lower I spit it out and shout, "THIS NOT STRONG, THIS FOR WIMPS!" and spill the rest on the floor. If its higher than 50% then I slowly drink the rest while trying to lead everyone else in the bar in some drinking songs.
    ((so am i singing, or am i wasting the beer?))
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    "Well, I don't mind telling you all, but I have very little social skills when it comes to something like this. It would be a wise idea not to let me do the talking." With this he takes a gulp of his beer, sighing appreciatively at its minty taste, and starts to eat his food, ready to follow the others when they decide to head upstairs.

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    Sandstrider picks up the change and hold it out to Crog. "I believe this is yours" He says.
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    "I non't wearry wanno dalk do her eidder. 'E shouns phwitty mefshed ub," blurted Shauni, her mouth crammed with bread and mashed grape, hands laden with food and drink as she wanders idly around the table. "We culd dwaw ftwaws or fumking?" She swallows after about 4 seconds of epic esophageal conflict.
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    After a weeks worth of travel with little besides water, Guicho savors every spoonful of the sloppy, possibly watered down stew. “I’m gonna assume that meant you’d rather not meet Jenny either. I'm kinda curious myself, I'll gladly do it…” He turns to the man proud to show his faith in Heironeous and the large blade. “unless you’d prefer to talk to her, yourself Sir, eh...” He scratches the back of his head, trying to remember if the man’s name had come up. He takes a bite of the hornet to make some time, feeling rather awkward.

    Once the comment is forgotten, or answered, he turns to the guard. “Anyway, Kyle was it, do you have any leads so far, or is it the kind of stuff we’re better of not knowing“ At any rate, it would explain her immediate departure. He continues with his meal, slowly but surely, as he awaits an answer.
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    I am willing to handle the...questioning for lack of a better word. I believe only 2 or 3 of us should proceed upstairs. Myself, perhaps you Guicho. He takes a look at the rest of the volunteers.Maybe just the 2 of us. We wouldn't want to shock her any more than she already is.

    Aleash will then turn to the guard.
    This gentleman and myself will proceed up to talk to the professor if we may. Lead on if you would.

    As they proceed upstairs, Aleash will do his best to try and straighten his hair and make himself look pleasant. Once in the room, he will leave his sword and crossbow just inside the doorway, trying to keep them as unobtrusive as possible. He will make his holy symbol as obvious as possible.

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    I am going to stop at this point, before any real questioning to allow others to give their input.

    Not trying to be bossy, well, maybe it is a paladins nature to be a little bossy. If anyone else wants to go upstairs and be the "face" that is fine with me. I am just thinking that most of us described our characters as disheveled. As for Sandstrider, well I don't think a half giant walking in would calm her.

    btw, can we either change the recruiting post to on ooc thread, or start one in the ooc section. It would be nice for us to have a section where we can talk about this stuff.
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    ((OOC Thread is here please take a moment to read it.))

    Along the walls of the stairs you see a battle scene of warriors of light battling what looks like a cloud of darkness. It is intricate down to symbol of Heironeous on the paladin. This could be any number of tales of the great deeds done the God of Valor's name. It looks recently painted. ((sorry, I really like random fluff))
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    Aleash

    Aleash feels a sense of pride and confidence as he scans the mural going up the stairway.

    He enters the room (doing all the stuff I said before) and approaches the professor. He tries to talk in a calm comforting voice.
    Hello Professor Jenny, I am Aleash; May Heironeous grant his blessing on all of us. I have been told that I may talk with you for a while would that be ok?
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    Can you give me an idea of what happened to you. You do not need to go into any great detail. As we talk we can explore the details of what happend, I would just like a general idea for now.

    As Aleash asks the questions, he is trying to judge how the professor is reacting. If at any point she seems like she is going to freak out, he will change the subject and talk about what a lovely day it is. Also, depending on the room, he will ask for more light. We want it to be pretty bright in the room.

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    Not sure if you want any kind of checks on that. I am +10 for diplomacy. Does the woman look like she needs any healing. I am at +8 for heal or can heal 4 hp using lay on hands.
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    Sandstrider nods his affirmative to Aleash to go ahead without him and then sits back to relax until he returns.

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    agreed, a 7'4 half-giant would prolly give her a heart attack. Sandstrider will just follow Bahamuts way of doing things on this.
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    The guard at the door takes note of you gets a good look at you before letting you into the room without a problem. The room is simple, a separate wash room with no door, a queen size bed with the headboard up against the outside wall and a window just above that. The woman tied to the bed is the only thing out of place. There is a lantern in the corner providing light.

    At first glance, you have trouble understanding that the madwoman in front of you was ever a professor. The clothes she is in are very likely the clothes she had on when she was attacked. They are covered in blood but you see no wounds on her. While she is tied loosely to a bed, you get the idea it may not be a good idea to get close. Her eyes are wide with fear. Or is it anger? You are having trouble telling.

    "DARKNESS CAME. TOOK JOSEPH. LEFT MICHAEL. LEFT ME" At this point she bursts into tears. She snaps out of it almost instantly and continues her rant. "THEN CAME THE COLD! EVERYWHERE DARK AND COLD" At this point her eyes go very wide. "BEWARE" She drops to bed and passes out in an instant.

    The guard, who followed you into the room quietly states, "She came into town alone." He looks very depressed as he goes on, "Michael still hasn't returned either."

    ((listen check for all not in the room))
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    Here's my listen check listen - (1d20+2)[8]
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    Aleash

    ((well, that went well didn't it ))
    Aleash will turn to the guard, and gesture that they should exit the room. He takes up his weapons as he leaves the room, slinging his sheathed greatsword over his left shoulder.
    So, has this been her general pattern since she returned? What more do you know about the expedition? Do you know anything about Joseph and Michael?

    He will then proceed downstairs, making eye contact with all that expressed interest in the quest, he will gesture that they should gather together so that he can repeat what happened upstairs.

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    hopefully this is the end of me hogging the story
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