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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by spiderwrangler » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:36 pm

"Oh, Cap'n, you know the Lieutenant here?"
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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by The Lost » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:11 pm

”...Briefly. We were inv’stigatin’ tha murd’rs but she left witho’t a word in tha middle o’ it.”

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Rodgeir » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:26 am

Kroshav gets,

<She says it called her dumb and fat and that her head was the wrong shape. Would a deer say that?>

Dama laughs at Jaq's recounting.

"Nope, hadn't heard that. Gonna have to be careful not to buy what you're selling!"

((That goblin is most likely dead :(, the hobgoblins took his village and killed many of them in doing so.))

Dama looks to where Jaq indicates and shrugs commenting as they walk over,

"Kroshav is about as friendly as they come. Surprised he didn't make nice with the trolls."

The husband, whose name is Kant, nods and says to Joe, still looking away,

"She did always like the forest near home."

He looks back to Cary and his eyes gain a bit more awareness,

"My folks? Sis? No they died, long time ago. Plague was about. Bell only had her ma after her da died, then she had me and her ma. Now she only has me and the babe. Home is a mile south of Uppner."

The man is surprised to find bread in his hand and eats it while he scans the treeline again.

((One murder.))

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by NotStickFigures » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:49 am

As Jaq gets near, "Kroshav, making new friends?"

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by spiderwrangler » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:07 am

<Maybe, I've never talked to a deer, and they are smaller and shaped different from any horse...>

To the Lt. "Your horse might be able to talk to deer, said it called her fat and funny shaped. If deer called me fat and funny shaped, I'd find that upsetting too."

Kroshav gives Jaq a grin and a shrug, in a 'you know me' sort of way.

"This here's Lieutentant Wobbleford, they'd been working a bit with the Cap'n to hunt down that hag, but just got back in yesterday."
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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Quarg » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:12 am

"She should know better than to worry what a deer says to her...Ealu if you would please inform her that she is a noble creature with a noble purpose who is trained to proudly trot, run and jump in the face of enemies, while that deer just hides and cowers, nibbles and runs away with its tail up in the air at every crack of a branch...being called fat or funny by such a foolish and skiddish creature means nothing."

She turns to Jaq and company as he interrupts..."Actually it is Lieutenant Wobegon...our Paladin wants the damn Wobbleford's pissed off at me too now?"

She slightly smiles and and shakes her head at Kroshav..."Sorry no I know you don't understand sarcasm Kroshav, but just call me Cary if you can't remember my vale name...the wrong word in the wrong elven ear can cause a good deal of trouble for me..." She looks over at the new pair and decides to make a full breast of her situation.

"I was stuck on escort duty of a couple of VIPs from Stenek during the recent mess with the Hobs, when Lieutenant Ghram asked me to help investigate a local murder by interviewing the prime suspects, including this one..." She points at Joe.

And becomes a bit more serious, "And I assisted him until my VIPs got into trouble with some of the local refugees and I had to convey them safely on to their destination...but apparently Shaldia here has recruited all of you in her private investigation into this matter? Per Lieutenant Ghram" She holds up the the envelope and papers she had received last night.
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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by spiderwrangler » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:23 am

<Ealu, you may pass on what the Lieutenant said to Ursula, if you'd like.>

"Sorry, I misheard or misremembered. Cary... Cary... Cary... Cary... Cary... Alright, I think I've got it!"

"Wait, who recruited us?"
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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Quarg » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:39 am

spiderwrangler wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:23 am
<Ealu, you may pass on what the Lieutenant said to Ursula, if you'd like.>

"Sorry, I misheard or misremembered. Cary... Cary... Cary... Cary... Cary... Alright, I think I've got it!"

"Wait, who recruited us?"
"Shaldia Cottonwood...alias Captain Joe..."
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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by The Lost » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:26 pm

”We were in purs’t o’er when ye disapp’r’d on meh. Ah know ye weredoin’ yer job when ye be int’rgatin’ meh, but Ah didnae expect ye ta suddly leave right aft’r tha midwife’s hut caught a light. Ye coulda told meh tha ye were leavin’ meh so tha Ah didnae have ta assume ye’d be joinin’ lat’r when Ah went inta tha woods.


N ah know who donnit. It mayhaps look’d diff’r’nt but it was ‘er. Ah know cause she want’d tha midwife ta die in tha flames she lit up fer fun. Ah didnae know what she were until she chang’d in front o meh eyes. Tha trapp’r n tha troops saw ev’rythin.

And aye, Ah will try ta seach fer ‘er again, cause Ah wanna make sure tha babe is safe, n ta make sure it doesnae kill again.”

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Quarg » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:02 pm

"For that I am sorry Cottonwood...but my responsibility was to keep the Magistrate and his people safe and that whole fire incident caused more chaos than just the fire itself...it caused the whole camp to become afraid...someone started a rumor that a bunch of raiders were hitting the camp...and anyway...people do stupid things when they are scared...And then that idiot assistant decides he is going to overstep his bounds at that moment..." She snarls slightly as though with a very bad distaste in her memory.

"Ghram's command was lucky to able to get word to me while trying to keep a lid on it...but while you were out hunting the hag...I was trying to diffuse a nasty situation...and spent a good part of the night doing so..." She shakes her head and looks over at a particularly large tree with a very nice sturdy branch.

"In truth...I thought she was just a fire starting hedge sorcerer you could put down easily...so I didn't ask Ghram send more men to support you when I realized what a mess I had to deal with back in camp and couldn't go after you myself...He or I still should have scrapped up more men to send out after you anyway...but Ghram and I made the choices we made on the poor knowledge we had and our own priorities...I'm just glad you survived..."

She looks down at Joe..."That is the truth of the matter and the best apology and explanation I can give you...I am an Officer of the Imperium and sometimes that leaves us without good choices...sorry you got the short end of it..."
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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by The Lost » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:36 pm

Joe sighs, face softening. ”Alright. I forgive ye. Next time give meh a warnin’, aye?

Ah assume since ye be here ye goin’ ta ‘elp? We can use as much as we can get.

Oh n Ah donnae use tha name”

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Quarg » Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:19 pm

"My normal duties are to investigate oddities...I think this counts...and I can't call you Captain as someone might think you actually have the rank in the Duchy Forces..."
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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by The Lost » Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:58 pm

”Call meh Joe.”

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Rodgeir » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:06 pm

Ealu sends back,

<She said so much and I don't understand all the words...I will just tell her not to be afraid of deer.>

((To be fair to Ghram, he did send troops. They were only a few minutes behind Joe and were the reason the hag fled. He did have a lot going on and still needed to clear things through his captain. Really, he was the true victim of all this.))

Dama listens to the back and forth with mild interest until Cary explains she is an Imperial soldier rather than Duchy. She shifts so her face is away from Cary and mouths Imperial to Jaq with eyebrows raised.

In the boarding house Indra and Celus wrap up and start moving toward the door. Jolly sits with Lurn, not talking but not wanting to go outside in the wet chill either.

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by NotStickFigures » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:29 am

Jaq will nod and shrug a bit at Dama.
He turns more fully towards Dama a does a few motions with his hand, it kind of looks like he is swatting a bug away, but she should probably get it means in cant, 'wait and observe' or 'wait and see what happens'.

He would rather keep an open mind about everyone and see how they act rather than pre-judge.

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by spiderwrangler » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:39 am

<Umm... yeah, don't be afraid of deer, because they are dumb and not as good as a horse, so she should be proud to be a horse and not listen to the deer when they call her names.>
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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Rodgeir » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:07 pm

Dama gives Jaq a skeptical look but shrugs and turns back towards Cary, spotting Indra and Celus walking out. She waves them over and introduces them,

"Indra, Celus. This is Joe's buddy Cary, an imperial officer." She pauses a long moment before continuing, "Cary these are Indra and Celus, mercenaries and heroes of the Duchy. Oh, and I'm Dama."

Indra and Celus both nod a greeting, looking to Jaq and Kroshav for confirmation that Dama is being serious.

Eula reports back,

<Okay, think she got it. Why do you use big words when the little ones work as good?>

Kant chews absently on his bread.

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by spiderwrangler » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:13 pm

<I don't like big words either, but some people seem to love them.>

"Lieutenant Wo--- Cary was escorting some folks and got mixed up in the hag thing too."
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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Quarg » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:00 pm

“Heroes of the Duchy? Well Joe seems to have recruited a strong group to hunt down this Hag if she can find her...”. She looks at Dama and Jaq...”and you two round out her team as...”
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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by spiderwrangler » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:01 pm

"Yep, we're all big heroes, got the Tree and everything!"
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Post by NotStickFigures » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:11 pm

"Oh, sorry, I am Jaq'maerrin Nailo of Stenrek." but he waves his arms at his comrades, "and like them, you can just call me Jaq. And this fine lady is Dama." and he nods towards her.

"Most of us know each other by bonding in wartimes. And though Joe didn't get conscripted and decided to head away from the war as most sane people would, she has proven to be a friend who can be counted on in a scrape from before wartimes."

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Rodgeir » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:14 am

Dama snorts at having introduced herself and then getting introduced by Jaq. Celus offers,

"Ya, saw a bit of action during the war. Also got Jolly and Lurn, they are inside staying out of the mud."

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Quarg » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:53 am

Cary nods a greeting to Jaq, "Not a town I'm that familiar with myself...just spent a few weeks there after the recent mess..."
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"Yep, we're all big heroes, got the Tree and everything!"
Cary turns her head to look at the dragonborn with confusion for a moment and swings her head across the entire group again with an incredulous look but closes her eyes and mumbles something to herself. "Sorry, but this is likely the largest, or second largest, gathering of Caun Nimloth I've ever seen...and the other one was well not an impromptu gathering in a stable..."

She looks at Joe..."Someone screwed up though back in field headquarters though....they should have recruited you to be a Captain Joe...you've recruited an entire squad of Caun Nimloth...I can think of some elves who'd burn every favor the've got at court to get a squad of those under their command even if...well they would..." There is a bit of color change in her eyes for a moment but then it vanishes again.

She scratches Ursla's ear for a moment as she leans against a post of the stable..."Which says why do you need me to come tag along on this?...I mean you've got official authorization letter for this Hag hunt from Ghram don't you Joe?"
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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by The Lost » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:22 am

“ Caun Niml’th?

...Offic’l lett’r? Nay. But Ah ainnae goin’ ta let ‘er ta preyon oth’rs. Ah didnae knpw ye need n offic’l docum’nt ta stop a monst’r like tha. Espessi’y when inn’c’nts maybeh in dang’r.

Anyway, she be pow’rful. More tha Ah’d expect’d. Tha more hands Ah got ta go against ‘er tha bett’r.””

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Quarg » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:54 am

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Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:22 am
“ Caun Niml’th?

...Offic’l lett’r? Nay. But Ah ainnae goin’ ta let ‘er ta preyon oth’rs. Ah didnae knpw ye need n offic’l docum’nt ta stop a monst’r like tha. Espessi’y when inn’c’nts maybeh in dang’r.

Anyway, she be pow’rful. More tha Ah’d expect’d. Tha more hands Ah got ta go against ‘er tha bett’r.””
"Elvish phrase for the Tree award..."

"And no I don't think that most people in the Duchy would have a problem with you putting down a Hag...but I think we're going to have a lot of poor people who are going to find themselves now a lot poorer when they find out looters and other low life have been about snatching things and causing pointless damage while they were evacuating from the Hobs...And looking at strangers about with some hostility...So maybe some official cover for your group would be helpful...though I doubt anyone would accuse Kroshav but...eh, pointy ears, a uniform and the best in elven trained arrogance can deal with any idiots who might..."

She smiles again..."And I owe this Paladin a breakfast...Ah...Should we have someone stay out here with Kant? I don't think he needs some more sleep before we go anywhere..."
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