The Lost

All the Kings Men Pt II

The Final act...

You open your eyes and once you re-focus you see Snow, Morvik, Vorcum, and Trarvin standing over you they all are smiling “Outsider man spirit find to strong, maybe time next drink woman’s potion” Morvik says with a smile and offers you a hand back up. Snow smile and says “That was clever Rog – maybe you want to hold back a bit next time, i think i will stick to the wine from now on”
from the position of the moon and the size of the fire you estimate you were out for only a few seconds Morvik is still in his torn clothing covered in blood as are you and your blade is still wet and not sticky yet. Wow what a journey you think, what does it all mean? you wonder.

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“that arrow must have gotten me worse than i thought” roger says to snow quietly and grimaces “prehaps i could use your tent to check it” roger smiles and walks away ariving at the tent he quietly checks his wound and takes out the medallion from a pocket looking at it he says “what secrets do you hold i wonder?”

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As you touch the medalion it gives you a slight tingle, it fades quickly until it is inert.
You hear the sound of the camp being broken down, and moving outside you see Morvik and the rest of the party packing up he smiles as you exit the tent and says “Ah but is scratch it is time not to whimper have more journey in front – now with me ride outsider” as you are leaving the camp site you notice Vorcum has staked the 2 bandits to a tree and has cut a symbol into their bare chests, the symbol is the same as the one that hangs around Morvik’s neck.

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“very well lets move on” roger says his mind other things. he cant help but go over the experience he just had again and again.

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Your journey continues, thankfully this is an unadventful day and you feel relaxed and calm when camp is made. you have camped this night on the banks of a river and your sleep is filled with the relaxing sound of gurgles and splashing, you awake for your watch and you see the sun come up over this beautiful spot it is as you are breaking camp you notice what appears to be something coming towards you on the river. As it draws closer Morvik smiles and says “Trader”.

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Roger browses through their wares but doesn’t buy anything. he waits paitently for the rest to do their buying and then moves on.

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The river is wide enough for a shallow draft boat of reasonable size to navigate, so this Merchant Trader is quite large and there are wares for everyones taste.
Morvik waves them over (not that they needed convincing)they drop their planks and set up shop, you can buy liquor, tobacco like product, scents and perfumes, clothing, domestic items etc etc.
Morvik gestures for you to come over “outsider cloths look you strange, let me cloths you and Snow buy, Nixx here come coat off this on try” he says as he holds out a very nice velvet jacket in your favourite colour.

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roger smiles as he examines the royal blue coat “very nice, my grandfather has one that i could swear was the same. his is red though.” he carefully unbuttons his trench-coat and takes it off relieving the long sleeved shirt underneath. on a string around his neck is a small amethyst raindrop and a bullet with casing made of silver. on the bullet is a small picture of a hand. as always his soft leather gloves are present disappearing beneath his sleeves. he places his trench on a hook nearby and tries on the jacket. while he does though he keeps a careful eye on his coat and the many precious items it contain. “i think it fits me quite nicely what do you think my lady?”

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Snow smiles and says “That looks nice – go try it on”
Morvik smiles as well and prompts you to follow Snow’s lead
Snow is trying on a long lace dress Morvik claps as she emerges from behind the screen and his 3 companions whistle.

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roger disappears for a moment and reemerges changed. gone is the grizzled young soidler and body guard instead standing there is the young aristocrat that he is at home. his hair is unleashed from his perpetual fighters ponytail and instead is hidden under a peaked cap and fans around his neck. he carries a short swagger stick and walks with a dignified and mesured step. his eyes gleam with mirth and a smile graces his lips.

he wears the badges of his offices proudly on his chest though none but snow would know what they were. the bullet is a symbol of one of the hands. each hand is given a test before there proving. halfway through the test they are approached by a high member of the family offering them full membership in the highest levels if they prove that they are capable. the are taken to a room with a man with a sack on his head. told its the big boss himself. all they have to do is pull the trigger. that is the real test.

the amethyst raindrop marks him as a high priest of Sholk, lady of storms. he was ordained by his father on of the nine Stormlords of Sholk. they ever wander the doribuni sector bringing her word to others.

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Morvik smiles and says “Ah true Nixx we now see, hide clever self true” Snow smiles as she shows you the dress Morvik bought her. It is a lace and velvet dress in a medieval stylr though with several panels being rather revealing and stimulating, she sees the breath you take as she emerges and rather seductively moves in a suggestive fashion Morvik’s guards give a whistle and Morvik himself gives her a big cheesy grin. She skips with joy at everyones response and skips over to Morvik and gives him a small peck on the cheek and says “thank you” she then slinks back over to you and asks “you like?” She puts her arms around you and whispers in your ear “this would be a nice place to stay”.

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wispers back “we both have things we have to do, promises we must fulfill.” roger smiles and gives her a twirl “but yes this would be a good place. maybe after we have found all the answers to our questions and finished all our adventures we will find somewhere like this.” his eyes gilnt with suppresed laughter as he bows and offers a gloved hand to snowflake. “my lady would you do me the honor of a dance?”

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You dance for a while, Trarvin produces a whistle from his pocket and plays a small tune and one of the merchants gets out a nice string instrument and joins in to before long everyone is joining in and you are having quite a party. amongst the laughter you find you are joined by a few others it would seem there are several homesteads around the area and they have been attracted to the sound of the merriment.
this ad-hoc merriment goes on into the night several of the locals disappear into the forest – to appear a short time later with a fresh kill the animal is quickly thrown on a spit and dinner is cooking.

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for a soldier and a rouge roger is a supprisingly good dancer precise, quick on his feet and nimble he dances late into the night with snow. the next day however he returns to his other self. the first up he redresses in his trench and enshures that everything is where it should be. the marks of office are once again hidden and his various knives are also returned to there original positions. however in one of his saddlebags is a velvet coat and when snow emerges from her tent a smile slips through his grim facade.

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OOC appears another comment lost via the mobile.

You all party into the night eventually falling into your sacks, awaking in the morning to find the Merchat busy packing up his wares he motions to your group and several of his men come over and assist you take down your camp. It doesn’t take long for both groups to pitch in and collectively be ready to depart, the merchant captain walks over to Morvik and they exchange hushed words and you are sure you see the merchant offer a discreet bow to Morvik. You find yourself saddled and on the move, Morvik seems occupied with some thing as he is quiet this morning and not his normal chatty self.

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Roger quietly approaches morvik during a short stop. " tell me morvic what exactly do you do when you are not taking foreigners wherethey want to go. what is it that the great morvic sells and buys. Why did one of your men carve a mark pinto those thieves and finally why did that man give you a discreet bow?" Roger smiles “don’t lie to me morvik I won’t like it”

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OOC okay so a combination of my mobile being less than helpful and being snowed under with work and R/L its been a few days – sorry will try to get infront of PC at least once a day fingers crossed.

“Hhahahah” Morvik laughs “Outsider Nixx you think wrongs, men attack me night in my house attack they, we stop them and sign leave! not you do same in land yours?”
Morvik replies, “and bow no see – look like maybe but not”

With that Morvik moves to the head of the group and you continue on for the day, around lunch time you break saddle and stop for lunch you are all sitting and chatting when Trarvin calls out softly “1 man on foot moving fast coming this way”

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roger smiles at morvik’s dismissal and says under his breath “avoided some of those questions now didnt you.” he shakes his head and lets it rest for now but cant help but wonder what he is hiding apon hearing his call he mutters “by the lady this trip is getting more eventful by the minute” rogers says and pulls his knives.

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Through the tree line, almost as the words leave Trarvin’s mouth bursts a man in torn well worn cloths, his face is grimey and hair unkept and long. Upon seeing the group he slides to a halt! finding himself in the middle of the party he falls to the ground and begs for his life, Morvik nods to Trarvin and he walks over to the man picks him up by the scruff and leads him to Morvik.
“Arm show” bellows Morvik, and with that Trarvin pulls up the man’s sleeve you all see a brand burnt into the man’s forearm. You notice that the brand is very similar to the one Morvik wears on a chain around his neck, and the same one that was cut into the bandits chest as warning.
Morvik looks down at the man giving him a look as to if to say explain your self. “Lord sorry Princeps” is all the man can mutter, Morvik nod to Trarvin and Vorcum, Vorcum approaches the man from behind and pierces his shoulder in a downwood strike the man falls motionless. Morvik turns to look at you before you or Snow can speak “Man prisoner escaped, crime death punishment our law that is!”

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“well if that was all shall we be off?” roger smiles and walks casually over to snow and wispers in her ear “dont say anything just act like this is a everyday part of life. my guess morvik has as many suspisions about us as we do about him dont need him asking more questions.” roger captures her gaze until she nods her head in understanding

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“Yes there cerainley seems to be more to our new friend than he appears to let on” she whispers.

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roger smiles as he turns to morvik “is travelling in your company always this interesting? because i have never had so many interruptions to a trip as i have had on this one” roger smiles and laughs “perhaps we should get moving before wildmen swoop down upon us or some other random traveler takes it apon himself to accost us”

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Mmorvik halts “Wildmen you sign see Nix?” Morvik asks in a concerned manner. Before you have chance to reply he motions to Vorcum and Trarvin how now start to circle the camp, turning back to you Morvik asks earnestly “speak up have sign you see, I must know must prepare?”

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“it was a joke morvik where i come from wildmen are something that we haven’t had to worry about for many years.” roger sighs “look lets just move on the sooner we leave the sooner we arive”

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Morvik does not smile when he asks you “sure are you, be certain wildmen dangerous joking not?”

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“im sure lets get going now, please” roger sighs and shakes his head

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With that small amount of excitement over Morvik leads on. The rest of the day goes quite smooth, and you make good time at the end of the day you stop to make camp, Morvik has slipped back into his happy cheerful self again. I tis while you are sitting back relaxing that you notice a parade of lights moving off in the distance, your not sure but they seem to be approaching.

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“oh what the hell is this” roger sighs “more excitement i see” he stands and does another check of his weapons

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It takes a while but the parade finally arrives close to your camp, it is a small convoy of wagons carts and the people accompanying them seem sombre, they stop and ask to share the site Morvik agrees, he asks them what they are doing and the leader replies “We have fled the city, the King has introduced new laws and has some strange trading laws so we left to find a new home elsewhere”
Morvik replies “New laws, and tell me of this trade”
the leader continues “The King has steadily in the last few months restricted the sale of … well bizzare items no one is allowed to trade in silver, gold, or copper he has forbade lemons to be sold and he is stockpiling them, and he has the charcoal makers under lock and key churning out ton after ton of charcoal – the mood in the city is strange the King seems preoccupied with some strange religion claiming he can talk to the gods in heaven”

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OOC i see where this is going some idiots trying to make electricity and a radio.
“excuse me i am from far away but this seems similar to me, tell me how long has this been going on?” roger interjects “and is this religion introduced by some outsiders, they would talk similar to me” roger says

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“heard not have we like you” one woman replies “how similar you?” you are asked by a man in the group.

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“i read something like it in a history book once, its probably nothing.” roger smiles and retreats to think about it some more

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OOC Sorry mate I have been sick, I ended up in hospital on friday night and have been sleeping when not at work, lost track of the days and stuff…

“This been happenning one for rotation, King was by people love, respect, now people have fear, scared him off – many wait for son king to return but he of journey on”
The man tries to continue but Morvik cuts him off “Thank you good man, that will be all my men here will see to you food some and warm bed. Alas I not offer secure journey city we are go, but you stick to close river find captain there symbol this give him look after will he” Morvik says as he hands him a token from his pocket, the man nods and takes the token and looks eagerly towards the camp fire.
“Outsiders seem trouble in city, your thief well may there be I must warn difficult may be still you want travel?” Morvik asks the both of you.

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“still our best option, until you came round we were just going to hit every city one by one till we found him” roger grimaces at the thought “and that would have taken forever. we followed you this far.” roger says and smiles “what difference does it make if he isnt there we will just go back to plan A. and trouble is why im here after all.”

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“Well then off must we be, have keep to reach city soon”
Morvik replies “rest must we tonight tomorrow ride day all city reach by fall of night”

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You ride on from first light in the morning, again the refugees thank Morvik and make their way in the direction of the river merchant. It is a little after lunch time when you meet the road again since you left it just out of town and it is not long before you notice a large group in the distance moving towards you, Morvik stops the group and leans forward in his saddle to better see after a few minutes of looking Morvik nods to both Vorcum and Trarvin, then turns to the both of you “Outsiders you speak will not” putting his finger to his lips “what see hear you, not make sound or action, situation dangerous could be, but protect you i will try”

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roger nods. he looks to snow to ensure that she understands and then checks his knives. his eyes alert he studies the group of approaching men

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You all slowly move of down the road towards the approaching group, Morvik seems focused on the surroundings and the approaching party. It is not long before the two groups meet, and it is apparent that this is a group of militia, or guard from the city, one of them pulls forward and looks to your group seeing Morvik he pulls up immediately hesitates for a second or two then says “My lord escapees free broken prison from heading way this seen, you seen have them?” Morvik looks the man over and his men (there are 8 in total) “Yes dispatched them 2 night other, tree left staked marked and, rule as is” he replies. The Captain looks wary “Off course you say, roads these dangerous are, escort you to city we do” He says with a gesture of his arm towards the city. Morvik pauses and thinks “Mmm roads i know, my life lived them on, why say you dangerous now – away time for some explain wrong what is?”. The Captain takes a step back at Morvik’s refusal for escort, he turns and glances at his men who look nervous “Change things do, many dissidents in city now, bandits outskirts patrol, unsafe for one like you”.
Morvik chuckles and remains silent, the Captain looks peturbed, Morvik turns to look at Vorcum and Trarvin, he then looks at you both and gives a slight nod and turns back to the Captain.
“Well odds we are at, surprised you are find us to, know who I am you?”. “Yes” replies the Captain.

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roger waits and watches keeping silent as morvik asked. inside the wheels are turning as more things fall into place

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After a brief pause the Captain turns and looks at you and Snow and he asks “Who you are, not look like around from here?” heeding Morvik’s words both of you remain silent the Captain again starts to ask when Morvik interupts “With me they are, protection under me – I’m sure challenge me you not do!” the Captain taken aback looks up at Morvik “Very well but hear this of the King will” to that Morvik replies “I’m sure will he”. And at that the Captain withdraws back to his men and they begin to move off Morvik turns to you both and nods “thank you” he says in a low voice, “Now on we be must – to long spent like women talking here” he barks out and spurs his mount onwards down the road

comments and roll please.

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Roll: 2d6
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roger smiles to himself finally figuring out who morvik is. he chuckles queitly to himself at the hand the lady has dealt him but keeps his thoughts to himself… for now.

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the party makes extra speed this day now that you are back on the road, a little towards dusk you happen upon a small hamlet (3 houses) and you see another Merchant setting up in the common area Morvik almost pulls up, but pauses instead and turns to face the both of you, with his hand he gestures along the road. rising out of a distant hill you see a very large Walled city, you estimate it is about 2 hours ride from here, again Morvik looks at you both as if to question attending the Merchant or continuing on into the night.

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“what is one more night out in the open. let us arrive in the city with fresh minds. if it is as bad as those people say we will need them.” roger smiles “besides he might have more news for us if not.” roger shrugs “what have we lost?”

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Morvik look a bit taken back but nods and mutters “Okay”
So what do you want to do with the evening?

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roger smiles and reaches into a pocket “well” he says pulling out a deck of cards “ive got an interesting game to teach you if your interested. but first we should attend the merchant before he decides to close up shop”

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Morvik smiles and replies “What there is to buy, that cant take I” he smiles “but please merchant you go see if need”
Morvik awaits for you to return

Anything particular you are after???

As you walk back to the group orvik looks up and says “Game of cards! say you easy game? and involve coin yes?”

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roger is mostly interested in news of the city up ahead and anything that the merchant has that might have come from a higher tech base.
“relitivly easy, but i play for fun not coin, after all its been a long time since i last played.” roger smiles and deals out a hand “now when the game starts you get 6 cards…” roger continues explaining the game and then playing a few rounds with them

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Morvik almost seems disappointed that your not playing for coin, but he plays none the less he is actually a quick learner and a shrewd player may have been for the best that you didnt gamble.
Information on the city is the same you already know, though it does appear that a bit of an exodus is in event with reports of hundreds of citizens leaving the city. You hear no report of off world tech.
The night passes uneventfuly with Morvik, Vorcum, Trarvin, and your self playing cards and dice while Snow is pouring over the merchants wares buying jewelry and other girly items.

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on the morning roger wakes the others at the appointed time and prepares to head into the city. “lets get this done” he says as they prepare “i hope that he is in the city i would have hated to travel all this way for nothing”

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Camp is packed up quickly and you set out for the city, as you guessed last night it is only a few hours away and before you now arises a large gate. Again Morvik turns and explains to keep your voices low and let him do the talking.

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“by all means, your city, you make the calls” roger says putting slightly more emphasis on the word ‘your’

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Before you is the walls of Chav for a medieval culture this city is huge, the walls are maybe 6 or 6 meters high and although you cant see over them you get the sense that they are considerably think. Morvik allows you to pause for a few seconds to take in its splendour, he also points out to you the tips of the castle just visible from this side of the wall. “Come on” Morvik barks after the break. You all make your way through the entry portal and as you imagined the walls are thick in fact you were right and the walls are square 6 mtr x 6 mtr your mind boggles at the engineering required to build such a thing, your eyes readjust to the bright morning light when you emerge from the tunnel to find a sprawling medieval city though it seems rather quiet for one such as large as this. Morvik hands one of the guards a token (he seems to have rather a lot of those) and you are ushered through the second check point, at this point you are unable to really gauge the size of the city as you are currently in a large alley way between 2-3 storied buildings and the only sign of size you can see is the castle rising out from the dwellings and its surrounding ramparts. the buildings you are passing are rather run down and appear to be somewhat disused or squats but as you continue on you do notice the quality and maintenance improves, and as you round a corner (again cloaked on both sides by 2-3 storied dwellings) the alley opens out onto a large square. Set in flag stone and ringed with small shops and awninged stalls this large space is probably 60mtrs wide and you see the first sign of city life! It is a busy market with all types of wares available the hustle and bustle of traffic is a distraction and the smells of fresh bread, roast meats, spices and herbs are mouthwatering, Morvik pauses and gestures his arm towards one of the stalls selling food “You wish eat fresh meat bread, one of best bakers town in!”

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“we just had breakfast morvik. we can return after our business is finished. “it is a very interesting city though not like the many ive been to before”

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OOC Just realized how god awful my punctuation is. Will try to do better in the future

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OOC this site is ticking me of at the moment keeps logging me out for some reason!

Morvik laughs “Eat we later then” and he kicks his Barkback onwards! It is not long until you pull up outside a large warehouse above the doors you see Morvik’s sigil gilt in the gable, he smiles and swings his arm around “Like you?” It is an impressive building constructed in the Tudor style and appears rather sturdy and very “secure” Morvi turns to you “We get off niw mount, wait here inside do you return I will shortly enjoy please my house”. With that Vorcum escorts you inside and prepares quarters, while Morvik and Trarvin mount fresh rides and sets out for parts unknown, leaving you with Snow and Vorcum.

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“Hmm nice place.” Roger says as he walks inside. “how long do you think he will be?”

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Vorcum replies “As take long as it does” he smiles and continues “Morvik needs talk to people important, and ask situation now is, so he proceed can!”. You wait for about an hour when Morvik re-enters the building a big smile on his face “Nixx friend your i found indeed he work for King odd outsider man he is – well so told I am”.

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“Excellent. Where is he? Can we go grab him now?” Roger suddenly lights up at the news. He continues his barrage of questions. “Is he alone? Does he have guards we need to worry about? Is the king willing to let.” feeling a hand on his shoulder he turns andih sees Snow. She shakes her head slightly and he turns back. “I sorry for that i got a little over exited. What do you think our next move should be?”

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“The man guarded is, rumour is study invent he does” Morvik pauses “Getting see King easy, having King listen hard is, even for one like me” Morvik leaves the room and you can hear him discussing something with Vorcum and Trarvin, after a few minutes he returns with a sack “Put on outsiders, see King in court cloths, travelling ones not” with that he trhows the sack on the table and in it you find some very fancy cloths. Morvik nods to the cloths and turns to leave the room so you can change.

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“Lady damned court clothes.” Roger sighs and begins to get changed. As he does he worries about being ambushed and inspects his clothes for anywhere to hide a weapon.

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Snow giggles at your comment, she turns and lifts her skirt revealing a large knife in one stocking and a las pistol in the other! She cheekily says “If you get stuck you can always stick your hand up here!” as she drops her skirt back down. You manage to find a suitable fold for a blade, but nowhere real good for a pistol (i will let you decide if you want one or not – and the possibility of it being seen. Morvik knocks and enters when you both are done “Well come meet King time it is, please me follow” and with that he escorts you through the building back out into the street. you see a cab/carriage bridled to 2 of the Barkback’s Vorcum opens the door and gestures for you to enter.

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Roger laughs at her suggestion “we may get to that later” and buckles his ceremonial blade to his hip. His other blade vanishes into a hiding place. While he wears the court clothes he retains his gloves and long sleeved undershirt to hide his arm and provide at least a little protection. When Vorcum gestures roger opens the door checks the inside and then helps snow up into the carriage. After she is settled he gets in after her.

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also no pistol.

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You find yourself in a carriage, you and Snow on one side Morvik on the other. Morvik is dressed in high court gear with his sigil proudly displayed on his chest he smiles and says “Welcome friends we are about to enter the Castle Chav the splendid capital of these parts – we are off to meet the King, so how do you intend to inform the King of his {wizard} and his crime?”

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“I thought i would start by saying that his {Wizard} had offended the gods and that unless the rites were performed to still the artifacts that fire will pour down on his city like rain. if he doesnt believe me then we wait for the precursor. Its said that three fireballs appear in the sky one day before the fire rain begins. At least that is what i was told by the priests. if that happens we will be leaving with or without the man and his stolen relics.” roger sighs and continues. “I would really rather it didn’t come to that but it is unknown if the rituals will stop the wrath after the warning.”

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OOC: need to wrap this up soon and start planning the next adventure stream!!!

Morvik chuckles “Faith in you of the Gods then?” Snow gives you a wink and a smile as if to acknowledge what you are on about.

The Carriage comes to a stop and you hear the report of snare drums as the door is opened, Morvik gets out first and then gives arm to Snow and then yourself. You find yourself standing in a stone paved courtyard within the walls of the castle the parapets around this courtyard are high enough that you cant guess your exact location, they are also guarded by numerous guards all armed with what appear to be some type of crossbow. Stepping up to Morvik is a well dressed man in some sort of ceremonial dress you notice him smile fondly at Morvik before he bows at him, and then likewise he bows first to SNow and then you, “Please Me follow” the man says and he begins to lead you through an arch way towards some doors

Roll please (you)

Roll please (Snow)

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You are all lead through the arched door, into a vast throne room at the other end you see a man sitting on the throne he is dressed in all the regalia of his office. He stands when he see’s you at that moment Morvik goes down on one knee, he grabs your shoulder encouraging you both to do the same. The King bows and motions your group to rise and approach, as you get closer the King steps down from the throne and walks towards you when he is a step away he throws his arms open and embraces Morvik, and Morvik returns the gesture. the two of them walk away obviously having a small conversation. after a few minutes Morvik returns to you “I have spoken to his Highness, and he would like to welcome you to his kingdom” The King sits back down upon the throne and gestures to both of you to approach, you (both?) approach the King. “My son tells me there has been an incident possibly within my lands, and that you are on a quest too rectify that?”

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Roger smiles “an incident certainly. We are hunting a man, and we believe that the man and your wizard are one and the same. Almost a year ago the man stole somthing from the secret vaults and left with it. if it is not reclaimed and stilled then death will rain from the skies. in order to do this myself and the lady that i serve,” he gestures to Snow “humbly request that said man, should your wizard in fact be the man i am looking for, and all his possessions that he arrived with. Your help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.”

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OOC sorry should read humbly request said man.

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The King leans back in his chair, a frown upon his face, and he pauses, stares at Morvik and says to you “I think you are mistaken! my {wizard} certainly is not the man you are looking for, he has told me many times his history, and I do not see his story matching yours!”

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“Really?” Roger says thoughtfully “And what did he tell you, that he was a traveler from beyond the stars? Or some mystic from a far off land? Or even a god made flesh? men lie your majesty and the man i am searching for lies more than most. Certainly if i arrived here with a pack full of arcane artifacts and hunters on my back trail i would make up what ever story i thought i could sell to you in the hopes that you would do just what you did. regardless there is a simple way to tell. i have met the thief before, if he is your wizard i will recognize him if not then i wont. The simplest test your Majesty. Before you decide whether to throw me out or take to him let me ask a simple question.” Roger pauses for a second “What arcane secret has he promised to perform for you? Has he promised to smash mountains? Part seas? Rain fire upon your enemies? Or is it more subtle? How about eternal youth? Lead into gold? Regardless of what it is it wont be worth the price it costs.” Roger smiles a grim smile “Trust me i know”

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You can physically see the colour in the Kings face turn to red! he gives Morvik an angry glance and turns to you and says “How dare you question me! I am King here and my word is law! if i say a man is not who you claim him to be then that should be sufficient” he turns to Morvik “You said they had important news I needed to hear, instead the come accusing my assistant and” pause “Excuse me your excellency, if I may, address these charges levelled at me” and from behind a tapestry steps Ripley, you see Snow twitch as she recognises him and although you have never seen him he looks identical to the picture on your files. “Now you too, what land you say you are from? I am from Gratish and its kingdom to the east, i came here with nothing but the cloths on my back – several of the guards can attest to that! So your Majesty please these weary travellers are just mistaken, and given the great stress their quest holds have lost sense of tongue – please spare their lives for their outburst”

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Roger begins to laugh and then reaches up to his neck and unclips his bullet. tossing it to ripley he smiles. “Now that we have met at last you are faced with a simple question.” Rogers crocodile grin resurfaces as ripley recognizes the symbol on the bullet “as for your majesties you have desision to make. The way i see it is you have three choices, the first is simple you allow me to take balthazar ripley here” roger hooks a thumb at him " and thats the end of it. the second is you deny me my target, in which case i leave and you wont like what happens afterwards. the third is you either try to kill me or detain me, n which case" he turns to pin the king in his firy

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OOC oops
gaze " you really wont like what happens. the next move is up to you"

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Ripley catches the bullet, he looks at it and smiles “Really nice forge-work here!” as he shows it to the King “Is it meant to mean something? rarely do we see such craftsmanship in these parts!”
Ripley is still going along with his scheme and has not shown a single move or twitch to let on that he is lying. “I would warn you not to threaten His Majesty again! it would be unwise to continue along these lines as several of his guards now have weapons trained upon your backs” he pauses for a second and then continues “Sir Morvik i believe for your own safety you should step over here next to your Father!” turning back to you both he says “Now have you made your mind up?”

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“as i said the options are up to his majesty here” getstures to the king “however if you would care to look out the window i can create a demonstration of how bad an idea it would be to cross me.” steping to snow he takes the pistol that she descretly took out and pulls his comlink. “Captain do you have my position, could you arrange a demonstration of say three fireballs. they dont have to hit anything just look pretty.”

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Roll for Pistol

Roll for comms

There are a few eyes on you and these actions could be considered hostile given the situation!

You activate the com link, it clicks the unmistakable sound of “no signal” out of the corner of your eye you notice a rye smile from Ripley.

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Roll: 2d6
8 = 3[d6]5[d6]
Roll: 2d6
9 = 3[d6]
6[d6]
Roger sighs, “the hard way it is then”
OOC how the hell did he set up an signal jammer for an advanced comlink out of wiring and lemon?

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Ripley says “in the few months since my arrival, I have tightened up His Majesty’s defense off course after scavenging aroound the hills to the north of here” with an evil grin Ripley turns and says to the King “however that usefulness is now at an end” and with that plunges a dagger into the Kings neck!
Roll initiative please (you, Snow, Morvik)

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Roll: 2d6
9 = 6[d6]3[d6]
Roll: 2d6
8 = 4[d6]
4[d6]
Roll: 2d6
8 = 3[d6]+5[d6]
“seriously ripley, why resist. you are either coming with us cuffs or a body bag, your choice.

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Ripley
Roll: 2d6
5 = 4[d6]+1[d6]

Guards
Roll: 2d6
7 = 6[d6]+1[d6]

You have initiative!

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Roger raises the pistol and takes careful aim at ripley’s left knee. “last chance ripley” waiting a second to see if he surrenders roger fires and and an incandesant beam of energy flashes across the room.
Roll: 2d6
11 = 6[d6]5[d6]3 for dex? (or is it one with weapons?)
damage is 3d6?
Roll: 3d6
10 = 4[d6]5[d6]1[d6]

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Okay so here is the thing you rolled an 11 add your Dex which is +1 (that character sheet is wrong – I made the same mistake and stats need to be added numerically not hexadecimally)
for a 12 total, Ripley is next to the throne so is going to dive behind it (Dodge giving him a -2 to your roll, but also a cumulative -1 for the next round)
total right now is 10 still beating the required number of 8
however you dont have skill in pistol so just checking now for negatives on unskilled use!
which ive just read is -3 for unskilled use, bringing the total to 7 so just missed!

A bright blast of light bathes the room! as Ripley dives behind the throne! “Roger if you kill me now you will never know the truth”

Snow and Morvik next

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Nice shot though, and if he wasnt standing next to the throne he would have been toast!!!

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I have also updated your character so your sheet is correct! 9-9, 10-A, 11-B, 12-C, 13-D, etc etc

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OOC Morvic is standing beside the throne yes? in which case morvic’s immediate reaction would be to strike at him?
as for snow i see her hanging back from getting into a knife fight with a known fugitive.

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Morvik turns to grab Ripley just as he dodges behind the throne to avoid your shot.
Morvik can pick up the dagger and take a step closing to personal range with Ripley.
If you move to get a clear shot on your next turn you have a further -2 modifier because Morvik is sharing personal range with Ripley
Snow is standing there pretty.

what would you like to do?

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OOC you mentioned somthing about guards. what are they doing?

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Guards initiative is 7 “they go second last” maybe Ripley paid them off or something?

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morvic will knife ripley
snow will cover rogers back

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also for all the guards know he just used magic. would they be willing to go toe to toe with roger?

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Roll: 2d6
6 = 5[d6]+1[d6]
Morvik rolls 6 plus a dagger skill of 2, plus a prone Ripley 2

Roll: 1d6 + 2
3 = 1[d6]+2
Ripley takes 3 points – 1 because of cloth 2 pts to Endurance

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OOC so ripley and guards turn?

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The Guards seem to be stunned! they have not acted as yet, Ripley on the other hand is trying very hard to make his escape! He attempts to make it to behind the curtain that he entered from

Roll: 2d6
6 = 4[d6]2[d6]
Morvik rolls 6 plus Dex 2 total 8
unfortunately he is in combat, and suffers a free hit from Morvik
Morvik lunges at Ripley again, he rolls
Roll: 2d6
7 = 5[d6]
2[d6]
7 plus Dex 2 – 9 – a hit
damage Roll: D6+2
6 = 4[d6]+2 6 points -1 for Cloth for total 5 points damage

“Shoot them! Shoot them” he screams at the Guards

Initiative Rolls please?

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Roll: 2d6
10 = 5[d6]5[d6]
Roll: 2d6
8 = 2[d6]
6[d6]
Roll: 2d6
10 = 4[d6]+6[d6]
as ripley attempts to escapse roger calls out “i want him alive morvik try to keep him that way”

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And they are for who? need to know which initiative is which mate?

Ripley
Roll: 2d6
8 = 6[d6]+2[d6]

Guards
Roll: 2d6
11 = 5[d6]+6[d6]

So it looks like the guards go first either way so

  1. off Roll: 1d4
    3

So thats three guards one each (BTW they are on a raised platform around the room so you cant enter melle with them unless you find the staircase

Nixx (guard 1)
Roll: 2d6
6 = 1[d6]5[d6]
Snow
Roll: 2d6
11 = 5[d6]
6[d6]
Morvik
Roll: 2d6
9 = 4[d6]+5[d6]

You are not hit the crossbow goes way out wide, Snow is hit however, and even if she dodges at 11 the best she can reduce it to is a 9 (we will assume that the “Royal” guard are at least qualified with the crossbow but i will not give them any DEX bonus
Morvik is also hit on a 9, however you decide whether he dodges (take it to 7 and misses) but i leave the choose to you?

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Wow I had to go searching for the crossbow stats… sweet
Damage to
Snow
Roll: 2d6+3
5 = 1[d6]1[d6]3
Snow gets of lightly with only 5 pts off her END

Damage to Morvik (if he chooses not to dodge)
Roll: 2d6+3
10 = 4[d6]3[d6]3
Morvik takes a meaty 10 pt hit!!! that may well chew through his END – stay tuned a Morvik character will be up soon!

Did you read “Character & Conflict” these Medieval rules are deadly a light crossbow 2d+3 against none or cloth!!!

on the bright side the Dagger attack on Ripley was 1 pt short so he has taken 6 pts to END

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Sorry my oops Light crossbow is a STR weapon not DEX still no modifier to guards!

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Please find Morvik added to NPC list in Character folder.

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oops sorry order is nix snow morvik
and morvik is going to dodge otherwise :(
also God DAMNED COURT CLOTHES

“snow, duck and cover i will take care of these idiots” roger raises the pistol again and fires at the center one
Roll: 2d6
12 = 6[d6]6[d6]
Roll: 3d6
10 = 3[d6]
6[d6]+1[d6]

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The first bolt misses you and glances off the floor nearly hitting Morvik, a split second later the click of another bolt loosens Morvik dives for cover as a bolt narrowly misses his chest, you turn as you hear Snow’s cry, looking down you see a blot lodged in her thigh!
You spin around at the Guard you think shot at Snow quickly levelling your pistol at him, pulling off a quick shot you send a bolt of heat and light directly at his chest – the man looks dazed but is still conscious!
Morvik has dived behind the Throne and is spending his action assessing the situation
Snow is next as Ripley Dodged last round, and has a negative! What is Snow doing?

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snow snaps off the majority of the shaft and ducks towards any available cover

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The only real place to hide is behind the throne, currently Morvik is there!

Snow flicks her head around, and quickly chooses the wall that is out of the guards arc
Roll: 2d6
4 = 1[d6]+3[d6]
She thinks she is safe :(

Unable to get a collar on him Ripley manages to scatter behind the curtain

Initiative please

Ripley
Roll: 2d6
7 = 6[d6]+1[d6]

Guards
Roll: 2d6
6 = 3[d6]+3[d6]

That was a quick round yours please?

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please post as per mine above that way i dont lose the results?

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Roger
Roll: 2d6
11 = 6[d6]5[d6]
morvik
Roll: 2d6
6 = 3[d6]
3[d6]
snow
Roll: 2d6
7 = 1[d6]+6[d6]

roger yells out to the guards “no matter what he is paying you is it really worth this. put your weapons on the ground or what i did before will seem like a children’s trick” he waits a second to see what they are doing and if they retreat charges after ripley. if they dont he fires again

Roll: 2d6
11 = 6[d6]5[d6]
Roll: 3d6
13 = 5[d6]
2[d6]+6[d6]

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As Roger has initiative, you need to tell me who you are waiting for? you cant say Ripley and the Guards as they have different initiative! regardless of the response however you are holding so next highest is Snow, and unless she is trying to act she is against the wall attempting to hide from the guards. which then goes to Ripley, as Morvik failed to grab him Ripley is now behind the curtain and cant be seen

You rolled 11 to hit, having taken no evasive moves your only penalty is the -3 for unskilled bringing down your total to 8 (if i give Ripley cover which i could you will miss, so i will judge that he just gets an extra point of armour from the throne and the curtain)
you hit you rolled 13 minus 1 cloth and 1 for cover total 11
so a further 4 to END and flows over to 7 to DEX, you hear a crash from behind the curtain, followed by the sound of footsteps running into the distance

Morvik dodged last round, so the Guards are next
as you are now the only one standing in the middle of the room motionless the three guards aim their crossbows at you

Guard 1 to hit
Roll: 2d6
11 = 5[d6]+6[d6]

Guard 2 to hit
Roll: 2d6
8 = 3[d6]+5[d6]

Guard 3 to hit
Roll: 2d6
8 = 6[d6]+2[d6]

so far all three have hit will you now dodge and avoid 2 off those hits?

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yeah that would be a good idea :(
Also didnt i stun one of the guards?

Roger turns towards the guards just as they fire and makes a desperate sideways roll out of the way

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Correct you did hit one – and for a very good amount of damage however not enough to knock him out, and no rules for stun! but that benefits both sides there.
Roll: 2d6+3
9 = 2[d6]4[d6]3
9 hits on END

the other two bolts wizz past you very close to your head – lucky!!!

Morvik scrambles to his feet the bloody dagger dripping in his hand and lunges behind the curtain, you can hear him shouting “Ripley” as he follows him down whatever lies behind the curtain.

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Initiative again please

Ripley
Roll: 2d6
9 = 4[d6]+5[d6]

Guard
Roll: 2d6
2 = 1[d6]+1[d6]

Best hoof it if you want to catch Ripley!!!

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roger
Roll: 2d6
9 = 6[d6]3[d6]
morvik
Roll: 2d6
11 = 5[d6]
6[d6]
snow
Roll: 2d6
9 = 6[d6]+3[d6]

Roger tosses the pistol to snow “here” and charges off behind the curtain after ripley

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So Initiative order as follows

Morvik

Snow/Ripley

Roger (you dodged last round)

Guards

with Morvik and Ripley out of sight I will skip straight to Snow

Snow??? what would you have her do?

(seg way back to the boys – You burst past the curtain to see a Great Hall, almost halfway down you see Ripley legging it to a door on the far side, a quarter of the way down you see Morvik in pursuit, and that leaves you striding through the door way. Out off the 3 of you in DEX order highest to lowest as follows Ripley, Roger, Morvik hence you will catch up to Morvik within a turn, however Ripley is still considerably faster than both of you and it will be a task to catch him at this rate)

back to Snow???

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Okay, Im going to be silent for a few days at least, moving on Saturday and i dont have reliable net where im staying will try to post when i can, will catch you on the flip side

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OOC havent i taken a chunk out of his dex with damage?

snow catches the pistol and levels it at the wounded guard and pulls the trigger. (its her pistol do you think she would be skilled in its use?)

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Yes you have! sorry forgot to factor that in however he still has a lead so you wont catch him this round!

Snow steps out from under the walkway and takes aim at the wounded guard
roll for her please?

Guards actions all three will shoot at Snow as she is now the only one left in the room!
guard three will be the injured one so we will omit any damage should she knock him out!

Guard 1
Roll: 2d6
9 = 4[d6]5[d6] a 9 plus 1 for skill hits total 10
Roll: 2d6
3
5 = 1[d6]1[d6]3 5 Hits

Guard 2
Roll: 2d6
7 = 5[d6]2[d6] a 7 plus 1 for skill hits total 8
Roll: 2d6
3
13 = 4[d6]6[d6]3 thats a massive 13 damage

Guard 3
Roll: 2d6
8 = 6[d6]2[d6] a 8 plus 1 for skill hits total 9
Roll: 2d6
3
8 = 2[d6]3[d6]3 a firm 8 points of damage

Snow is not looking well she has just taken 24 hits in total plus the 5 points she took earlier
leaves her with 29 total hits averaged between 3 stats she had better have all PHY stats of ten otherwise she is DEAD!!!

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Hopefully we can conclude this first mission adventure tonight as come tomorrow i may well not have net! ive split from the misses and am moving out tomorrow!

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Oh this is one of those “you can spend a game point” times

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OOC on what keeping her alive or killing the guard?
Roll: 2d6
11 = 6[d6]5[d6]
Roll: 3d6
15 = 6[d6]
5[d6]+4[d6]

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also even with him down they would probably knock her out

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going to bridge town tonight, i hopefully can keep up posting on three g

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on any concievable action you think you may be able to perform that will save her life, remember this point is yours not a group or npc asset!

Snow steps out takes aim and shoots the wounded guard, he reels from the shot and falls over the balcony landing with a very dead thudd on the ground, unfortunately Snow was not able to resist the two shots that have pierced her body, she falls to the floor unconscious with a total of 23 hits!!!

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OOC so snow is down but probably won’t die so I guess we focus on the chase. As they are all running (insert Benny hill theme here) do we roll up new orders?

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You could assume that!

Roll for Initiative

Ripley
Roll: 2d6
12 = 6[d6]+6[d6]

Guards
Roll: 2d6
5 = 1[d6]+4[d6]

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Run Ripley run
Roger got 10 and morvik got 5
roger is going to tackle him when he catches up

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Ripley continues running, you do notice him fumble for something in his pocket!

Roger your go

then Morvik’s go

the guards and Snow are now out of combat for the time being!

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roger pulls his cerimonial blade from its sheath and in one smooth and much practiced move plants his feet and throws it. the blade blurs away from him like a silver bullet.
Roll: 2d6
10 = 4[d6]6[d6] +1 for blades +1 for dex?
Roll: 2d6
7 = 4[d6]
3[d6]damage

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Nice shot, though without books im not sure whether it is dex or str based and wether you have thrown weapon skill or use off blade.
So in absence of rules we will let it go
Riply stumbles as the knife lodges in his back and he begins to faulter in step! At that moment the castle rocks from a large explosion!!! All of you are knocked to the ground, you are brought out of the daze by your communicator beeping “Roger, Roger can you hear me over?”

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“about time. we could do with a little support down here, i would be much happier if you could display a vision of apocalyptic doom so that the guards will take me seriously.” roger says as he bursts into motion again catching up with the barely conscious ripley. as he gets closer roger evaluates ripley for any more supprises

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“Sorry Rog – we are currently trying to disable a ship that appears to be trying to power up rapid like!” is the reply you get from Callaghan, “We will do what we can, when we can, what happened we lost your track a while ago?”

Okay so that was your action then we need to roll for a new round and we will see who goes first

Ripley
Roll: 2d6
7 = 6[d6]+1[d6]

Guards
Roll: 2d6
5 = 1[d6]+4[d6]

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roger
Roll: 2d6
6 = 1[d6]5[d6]
morvik
Roll: 2d6
9 = 5[d6]
4[d6]

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Morvik’s action

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oh sorry
morvic is still chasing ripley

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Morvik still cant catch Ripley! he is almost level with him and is about to reach out and grab him when Ripley turns 90* and heads to a side door.

Roger your turn…

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roger takes a short moment to retreave his other blade and then runs after ripley

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Roger dashes forward, catching Morvik easily turning sharply to his right he sees Ripley reach the door, with a Thud!!! Ripley plants into the door. It would seem the door is locked now Ripley has nowhere to go.

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“now then ripley, you are going to come with me. or i am going to make things very unplesant for you.”

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“Unpleasant for me? its you who will find things unpleasant if you hamper me” Ripley replies “Plus if you kill me or do anything to me you will never know the truth of things!”

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“you keep saying that however if you wish to avoid Grandfathers tender clutches you will tell me all you know. if i’m satisfied then you might buy your freedom, otherwise…” roger pauses menacingly " you may just never see sebastian again." rogers smile turns very cold

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“hahaha” Ripley chuckles “Your Grandfathers tender clutches? who do you think sent me? who do you think is meant to benefit from this? dear me my poor Roger its you who will feel the tender clutches if you cause me to fail! just like your friend Griggs did!” He pauses for a second “I hear no sound of battle, and i doubt that little honey trap would of bested my three henchmen, best you go check on her and leave me to slip away now and return to my employer with his prize!”

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“i dont think im going to do that see who did you think sent me? The man himself pulled me off a pirate ship for this after all, your job was to copy the plans and give the copy to him not run of to the middle of nowhere with them. and thank you for reminding me of her. for putting her in danger your going to lose a few fingers, dont let me forget. as it is how long will your henchmen assist you when i have my knife to your throat and the choice is between getting killed when rest of the guard find out what they did or just packing up and leaving.” roger turns to the just arrived morvik “go find some guardsmen you can trust please your majesty” roger says to the soon to be king

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“How little you know little boy! do you think gramps would of sent you if this rouse of a mission was meant to succeed? – no he sent you to get you out of the way! in business only the toughest survive, and he does not think you are tough enough too! I give you points for tenacity though, but in the end you will die trying and be seen to give your life in the pursuit of the mission, while grampy sits back and rakes the rewards from the sale of the prototype and the plans, and joe public sheds a tear for the poor little lad who gave his life trying to right a wrong – touching im sure, he may even say a nice word over your grave…”

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Roger smiles and grabs ripley by the collar of his shirt. “lets go for a walk ripley i dont much care for you at the best of times, dont push me.” he shoves him back out into the hallway, pulls his blade out of ripley’s back and then twist an arm up behind it. with one hand pinning his arm and the other holding a blade to his throat roger marches ripley back the way he came.
(also in the running men ripley is 22 a good 4 years younger than my character)

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Ripley offers no resistance (he is wounded and not feeling the best right now)
You enter back into the reception chamber and the sight is not good! Snow is lying on the floor motionless, with a large pool of blood surrounding her. The guards seem to have disappeared as two open door can be seen on the balcony level, no doubt making their way to the rear of the area to catch up with you and Ripley. Morvik moves over to Snow bending down he has a grim look on his face, turning he says “News grim death near her, no heal here I cant help sorry”

Ripley just smiles when he hears Morvik’s analyses…

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roger pulls his radio “yardley i need a pickup yesterday please.” roger turns to morvik “watch him now please” and pulls his radio again “jefferson if your still in the air can you get my air raft here yesterday.” roger hands ripley to morvik and then goes to snow and asseses the damage. ripping strips off his shirt he tries to stabilise her.
Roll: 2d6
11 = 5[d6]+6[d6]

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“Roger that Roge.., yep okay! – were’s the pick up? I’m reading you inside a fairly solid structure?”
so 11 is a success you manage to stabilise Snow as best you can though she needs IMMEDIATE medical attention!!!
Morvik looking at Snow’s injuries pushes Ripley up against the stone wall, and delivers a heavy roundhouse to his cheek! Ripley slumps to the ground out cold
“Nixx I dont understand happens what here, need anything do I can?”

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lucky you took a “0” level in Medic!

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“morvik where is the nearest large open area?” waiting for a response he tells morvik to clear everyone out of it. “jefferson there is a medkit on the gravsleds, drop it on the balcony ASAP” after getting the location of a posible landing site he gives directions to yardley

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Morvik points to the locked door in the hall “Thats a court yard there, but door someone locked”

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roger picks up the laser pistol and blows the lock off the door. then he collects the medkit and dresses her wounds more effectivly. finally after that he picks up snow gently and carries her to the landing site. “take him with us” he says to morvik

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OOC you still around and doing this chris?

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Yeah sorry my net has been playing up again and the phone was disconected!!!
so here goes!

Morvik brings a now unconscious Ripley behind you as you burn the lock on the door and you kick it open!

it is a few minutes later when you hear the recognisable sound of a grav motor softly whining downwards, Jefferson comes into view from the low clouds and promptly sets down in the courtyard
“Land far off indeed” Morvik stammers as he tries to take in what he is seeing “Nixx you mysterious man are” Jefferson hops off the sled and walks towards you “Rog good to see you again, I take this sack of shit here is Ripley” pointing to the body draped over Morvik’s shoulder. “Yard’s tells me he cant land this close to the city, something about it not being able to take the pressure etc” so we have to meet him here" he throws you a small hand held tracker with some co-ords in it “Besides its close to Ripley’s ship and im sure you would like to pick through that as well as apprehend any off his cohorts that remain there”

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BTW T5 has been released, so as soon as i can secure a copy we may switch over to that (that is if it is not $100 US as listed on FFE)

again im really sorry this breakup and related shit has really impacted on my life more than i had expected! struggling with crap net, poor service and just really down I have neglected this game and I should really get back into the swing – I will try to do a better job for episode 2

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“at the moment jefferson i’m most worried about snow, how many can the raft carry if we push it? can it carry both me snow and ripley, with you? if not get the hell off and i will take them to the ship and then come back for you.” roger thinks about this a second “ah hell it can probably only take two right? in which case i will drop snow off at the sick bay and then come back for ripley.”

OOC its cool issues are issues. just let me know if you decide to drop it though.

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OOC Shit mate! I have no intent to drop this at all, and thank you for sticking around!!!

“Yeah it would of helped if you hadn’t left your two way back in that forrest!” Jefferson says
Jefferson jumps off and motions towards Morvik “Who’s he and why is he carrying our prisoner? are you cutting someone else into the contract?” he asks

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“this is morvik ruler of this city.” roger looks at morvik “well you are now. anyway he was helping us hunt down Ripley and his father the former ruler of this city got shot in the head by Ripley.” roger sighs “i’m sorry about that by the way i thought he would have seen reason when he knew he had no hole to crawl into. anyway you and him are going to watch ripley while i make sure the reason for my existance survives. if you lose him i will leave you on the most inhospitible planet i can find understood jefferson? also take your god damn rifle with you.” roger says as he makes sure snow is secured tightly to the back seat and that she is still stable, then throws jeffersons rifle to him and mounts the grav sled. he checks the nav for a third time and then guns it off the balcony towards the ship
Roll: 2d6
11 = 5[d6]+6[d6]

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By the time you have Snow secured and have checked your nav it is only a flight of a few minutes!
You find the Gavel touched down next to the “Black Talon” and you can see Callahgn and Yardley inspecting the sleek vehicle! you also see a man kneeling bound with cuffs his hands on his head
the two wave to you and give greetings Callaghn comes over and helps with Snow – a short while later she is stable in the med bay, she will need proper medical attention however she will survive the flight!

Callaghn says “You should see this baby Rog! A real beauty! no wonder everyone is clambering to get her wow!”

The Black Talon
Ship: Black Talon
Class: FP-150T
Type: Fast Patrol
Architect: Tevifa Strategic Defense Systems
Tech Level: 14
USP
P-11333C2-300000-30000-0 MCr 123.583 150 Tons
Bat Bear 1 Crew: 2
Bat 1 TL: 14
Cargo: 20.500 Fuel: 49.500 EP: 4.500 Agility: 0 Pulse Lasers
Fuel Treatment: Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification
Backups: 1 x Model/2fib Computer
Architects Fee: MCr 1.236 Cost in Quantity: MCr 98.866
With Drop Tanks
P-11221C2-300000-30000-0 MCr 123.583 195 Tons
Bat 1 TL: 14
Bat Bear 1 Crew: 2
Drop Tanks Cost: MCr 0.045
Detailed Description
(High Guard Design)
HULL
150.000 tons standard, 2,100.000 cubic meters, Needle/Wedge Configuration
CREW
Pilot, Gunner
ENGINEERING
Jump-3, 3G Manuever, Power plant-3, 4.500 EP, Agility 0
AVIONICS
Bridge, Model/3fib Computer
1 Model/2fib Backup Computer

HARDPOINTS
1 Hardpoint
ARMAMENT
1 Triple Pulse Laser Turret organised into 1 Battery (Factor-3)
DEFENCES
Armoured Hull (Factor-3)
CRAFT
None
FUEL
49.500 Tons Fuel (3 parsecs jump and 28 days endurance)
On Board Fuel Scoops, On Board Fuel Purification Plant (Includes Purification for Drop Tanks), 45.000 ton drop tanks
MISCELLANEOUS
3 Staterooms, 20.500 Tons Cargo
USER DEFINED COMPONENTS
None
COST
MCr 124.819 Singly (incl. Architects fees of MCr 1.236), MCr 98.866 in Quantity
CONSTRUCTION TIME
49 Weeks Singly, 39 Weeks in Quantity
COMMENTS
The Fast Patrol project was Announced 3 years ago to address the lack of new Vessels being designed and produced in the Dorubuni Sector.
Several Shipbuilders tendered schematics and production schedules the Black Talon Prototype was one of those tendered, Tevifa Strategic Defense Systems was awarded one of two contracts to produce this class for sector wide usage, of particular intrest was the multi role functionality of the 20T cargo space and its modular multi role fitment.

FP-150T Class Fast Patrol
HULL
Hull: 0.000 Td; MCr 18.000
Armour Factor-3: 6.000 Td; MCr 3.600
ENGINEERING
M-Drive Factor-3: 12.000 Td; MCr 6.000
J-Drive Factor-3: 6.000 Td; MCr 24.000
P-Plant Factor-3: 9.000 Td; MCr 27.000; +4.500 EP
FUEL
P-Fuel: 4.500 Td; MCr 0,000
J-Fuel: 45.000 Td; MCr 0.000
Scoops: 0.000 Td; MCr 0.150
Purification: 4.000 Td; MCr 0.028
L-Hyd Drop Tanks: 0.000 Td; MCr 0.055
AVIONICS
Bridge: 20.000 Td; MCr 0.750
Computer Model/3fib: 6.000 Td; MCr 27.000; -1 EP
1 x Backup Computer Model/2fib: 4.000 Td; MCr 14.000
WEAPONRY
1 x Laser Turrets: 1.000 Td; MCr 1.500; -3 EP
SCREENS
CRAFT
ACCOMODATIONS
3.0 x Staterooms: 12.000 Td; MCr 1.500
Cargo: 20.500 Td; MCr 0.000
USER DEFINED

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“very nice indeed, and who is this sorry sack of garbage?” roger says pointing to the prisoner. “also did you have some issues in orbit? as for me i captured ripley but not before possibly destabilizing the local government. regardless jefferson is watching him while i took care of snow who was critically injured during the apprehension of ripley so i am going to go back to pick up ripley and deliver him to a cell before i get the other air raft, unless you think i should do differently, captian?”

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“Oh him says his name is Thomas” he chuckles “claims to have no knowledge of Ripley’s crimes and just signed on as crew 2 jumps ago!” “if you believe that!” Callahgn says.
He goes back over to the ship and checks she is powered down and locked out
Yardley comes over and says “Well Rog I hear you got your man! thats nice, but what about the ship?” he asks while thumbing towards the Talon, “cant just leave her here!”

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“hmm you got a point problem is you are the only pilot we have, dont suppose we could park it on a moon somewhere and come back for it? anyway i left jefferson holding the ball so i better go relieve him of his post before something happens.” with that roger gets back into the air raft and procedes in a more sedate pace back to the balcony where he left jefferson.

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over the coms Yardley replies “Nice idea but who is going to fly the thing to the moon? and fly the Gavel there to pick the courier up?”

BTW grav sled although orbit capable are certainly not planet to moon capable!

you get back to jefferson, who is having a hard time chatting to Morvik, he sees you land and calls out “Thank christ your here Rog i cant understand a word this chap is saying!”

Morvik walks towards you smiles and say “Nix friend is lady okay? and now you leave or stay here for more time?”

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“jefferson you take ripley back to the ship i need to talk to morvik here for a minute.” roger turns to morvik “so i guess the cats out of the bag, im from a lot further than i let on. but most of my statements were the truth, i only lied about the stuff that you wouldnt have understood or believe.” roger looks at morvik “tell me what are you going to do? with all this, corrupt guards, your father dead in mysterious curcumstances. do you think you have a shot at being king or is it going to mean civil war?”

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“Mmm think me let” Morvik says and pauses “Ripley i want! King he kill, people see must his execution in main square day tomorrow after – tomorrow day all sadness, then hang killer on next”

He looks at you for your response with a serious glance

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“it could be arranged if you do a favor for me, there is an device that ripley has which we cannot take with us. in return for him i would like you to hide it until i return to take it. i need to get some information out of him first before i hand him over to you. i will deliver him to the front steps of your castle on the morning of his execution.” with that done roger turns and gets into the air raft that jefferson just pulled up in. “one more thing morvik i require a moment alone with his corpse after you hang him, i must collect proof of death for my patron.” after getting acknolegment they speed off again. upon arival he greets yardley again and says “i may have fixed two problems, the first is what to do with this ship. the local king has gratiously agreed to hide it for us until we return, however he wants ripley hanged which solves the second problem. how do we complete this job without fucking over one of the two parties interested in ripley, the Family wants him and so do our employers. however if he were say hanged by the local government before we arrived then both sides would have no problems yes, particularly if we found the plans everyone has been scrambling for. i say we put the squeeze on ripley by promising that we will turn him over to the Fleshsmiths of the Family, alive, if he does not tell us where the plans are. what do you think captain?”

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NOT SO FAST!!!

Morvik pauses and looks to be thinking about your idea! “Nix take you Ripley now but him return tomorrow to parade through town! after parade can you continue interigation, he must alive be as he is taken to hanging place once he hang, I welcome you down from sky to take away traitors body – people i threaten with this fate traitors for!!! and you agree (my sky lords) tell them take away to punish in afterlife. then i hide your item and you return for it and take more traitors when visit again! and make journey once every full rotation of stars for more traitors”

He looks at you and awaits your thoughts

“Well how sound to you?”

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OOC sorry im just trying to tie up this chapter. it seems like its gone on a little too long
“i can do this now and when i take back the artifact but i cannot promise that i will be able to return after that, it is not easy to ply the stars. after all i have many things that i must do and the distance is quite far, it took me most of a year (because this planet is habitat i assume that there year is roughly equal to ours) to get here and i must convince a crew that it is worth the trip. i may be able to pull some strings with my patron to get a ship to drop by and pick up any traitors you have once a year but in return you must help us with hiding anything we need hidden.” roger nods “do we have a deal?”

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“Deal struck!” says Morvik as he produces another piece of cloth! and this time offers you the knife first he chuckles and says “You deal me to see lands yours! now for me impossible to leave! when but return you I may request deal promise”

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“i always keep my word however i wish to ensure that you understand that a yearly visit requires the approval of my patron. as such i may not be capable of delivering it. with that little clause added to our agreement the deal is struck.” roger goes through the oath ceremony again and pockets his half of the cloth. “and with that i am off”

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The deal is struck and you both retain your half’s of the cloth
You are given Ripley for the night, and Morvik tells you where he wants him returned in the morning
(if you wish to play the interigation i will cut scene it as it has little bearing on this final instalment of episode 1)

In the morning you deposit Ripley at the agreed location and time, Morvik is there and greets you warmly, and offers you a seat in the parade – in fact he insists

The procession is slowly drawn through the city covering all quarters from the most squalid to the most prestigious. By journeys end Ripley is covered in rotten food, excrement, and all kinds of filth imaginable! at the final place of execution he is bound to a cross beam and is then left overnight. the following day is the ceremony for the dead King, and again Morvik insists you attend (he supplies fine clothing for you) the service is brief but respectful, and is finalised by a cremation ceremony under a brazier, which after the coals have died down is upturned into a small channel and a gold fluid runs out. This channel flows into a mould and once cool enough 6 Gold coins are tipped out. Morvik picks up two of the coins and gives one to you and also gives you one for Snow! He smiles and indicates you are to follow, after a short trip you find yourself again at the place of execution, Ripley is still there bound to the cross beam during the night he has been beaten, cut, and stripped naked but he is still alive! Morvik nods and Ripley is cut down he is then taken to the noose and it is placed around his neck Morvik asks you “Final words do have with man?” (again this can be post conclusion)
once you have spoken to him Morvik raises his arm in the air and then drops it as he drops it so does Ripley! The crowd cheer!!! and Morvik addresses the crowd “People My! I am your King Morvik and this man father he kill and has paid miss deed for!” he pauses and looks around “I may be king city here, but friend here” he points to you "is king gods amongst! he has sees miss deeds of king slayer and takes now body to stars for punishment eternal! no more value has man when body is removed! and suffer fate same any more traitor here! Nix here now watch and see hearts of people and will here return needed if! go now mourn father mine and celebrate me new king!

with that he steps down to you and you both walk back to the carriage, he smile and says “Thank You”

The following day the naked body is delivered to the site of the stolen ship it is intact but obviously damaged, on his chest is carved Morviks rune as well as a note nailed into his forehead it reads “Nix show people might of stars when leave – Morvik”

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ooc so do you want me to Roleplay the interigation i dont really feel comfortable doing the whole thing.

“yes i have some final words to say to him.” roger leans in close and says “this is for the best, better you die here that face the Fleshsmiths of the Family. you were a worthy adversary.” he steps back and nods

roger says to yardley (later after they leave) “are you sure that you are ok with this captain, i see it as the best of three craptastic options but i need to know that you accept it as such too?”

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Yardley chuckles to you “Rog I’m not the star god you are!, and if I’m just your chauffeur well our employer will decide that” he then turns back to what he was doing

The almost forgotten sound of a starship powering up can now be heard, as can the hiss and whine of several of your systems, and it is not long before you are ready to take of Callahgn comes to the bridge “Capt we are ready to leave” he turns to you “Rog, Snow is stable in stasis, and the med bot had administered the correct drugs that will give her the best chance of coming out of low passage” he pauses “there is still a slim chance but it is the best we can do without proper medical facilities” he pats you on the shoulder and retires back to engineering for the return journey. Yardley fire The Gavel up and with the usual lurch she is airborne, Yardley turns to you “Is this what the King meant of you?” and with that he vents The GAvel as she leaves atmo creating a rather large fireball in the upper stratosphere!

So ends Act One in Traveller – The Lost…

(that is unless you would like to play the journey back? and please what is the destination?)
leave above answers here, new entry for Act Two up shortly

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“captain can we make a stop on Tr’Darro and Audl Lota before we return to Ironknight? i have some unfinished business.”

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OOC i would say roleplaying resumes when we return to tr’darro

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