"Indeed. No ordinary caster could get you so far with such a simple spell." *M'Elanin looked off into the distance as though thinking while absent mindedly still plucking the strings of his lute.* "I do wish to meet the one who can do do much with a single spell." *he said, turning back to the group.*
" 'Should not be used so lightly'?" Halamar scoffs. "What sort of crazy power does this wizard have? Are you sure it wasn't a teleport?" Halamar reached out his hand as a stiff wind blew through the still-open door, and caught his spear as it came flying to his hand. "I will take care of my business and return here, I should be no longer than half a candle's mark." Halamar said as he moved past the group and out of the door. He paused before closing it, saying off-handedly, "Try the boar, Floxx."
Halamar went to the market to search for the one called Red.
Halamar passed rows of stands being run by various species of animals, including a foot massage station run by an awakened bear. Eventually he made it to a small trailer on wheels with a stand in front of it that simply said "Red's". The stand was barren, but noises could be heard from inside the trailer.
"Red, good sir, I wish to see your wares and perhaps do business." The short walk had brightened Halamar's mood considerably, and he was well on his way back to his usual cheery disposition. "I have divine scrolls and spices to trade."
As soon as he finished, the door slammed open. A short wizened kitsune with patches of missing red fur stomped out.
"What do you think you're doing?!" He snapped in a crusty old voice. "Can't you read the sign?! We're clo-" he began to say before looking over at the stand. There was no sign.
"Son of a- those stupid kids stole my sign again!"
He stomped down the stairs and headed over stand, sighing. Although he wasn't short, he hunched over and used a walking stick casually.
"Ah, well, no point of closing now. You said you had scrolls for sell? Fine, let's see them. I got a couple things to sell too, if you're a trader."
With a flick of his wrist, a stack of scrolls unfolded from his robe's sleeve and spread out neatly on the table.
"Let's see, we got a Scroll of Command, been saving that for a rainy day....Scroll of Detect Undead, always useful if you go near the Lost Lands....Uh, Scroll of Magic Weapon, and....hm....interesting, I guess my familiar didn't need this after all. A scroll of Prayer. Naturally, I have duplicates if you need more than one."
"Unfortunately, kind Red, I do not think I can use any of the scrolls you mentioned. I do have a few for sale: Cure Light Wounds, always a favorite, Create Water, Purify Food and Drink, good for a dry spell, Mending, a must have, and the travelling trinity, Longstrider, Endure Elements and Feather Step. Standard prices, of course." Halamar drew various bits of finely scribed and carefully protected paper from his sash, arraying them before the shopkeep. "What other items have you in stock?"
Create Water Mending Purify Food and Drink - 12.5 gp each.
Cure Light Wounds Endure Elements Longstrider Feather Step - 25 gp each
"You missed the big rush. This is what I have." He said shortly.
"Let's see those scrolls of yours."
He looked over the various scrolls and scratched his chin.
"Hm, I do need a Mending scroll....damn table in the dining room has a wobble in it, could use something to fix that for good.....How much you want for it? Prices might be different than the mainlands, gotta ask ahead of time."
"A pleasure, shopkeep. Pity." Halamar huffed. He was expecting a lot more out of the shop, though was neither surprised nor overjoyed that he had to talk to the local religious ... people. "Hopefully they will have something worth my time," Halamar expressed in sotto voce as he walked towards the church.
*From a corner of the tavern, a previously overlooked Wood Elf rises to his feet. He adjusts his bow and great sword as he strides over towards the gathering company.* "If the forest is in need of protection, I am more than willing to render aid" *he says rather brusquely to the monk.*
"Gah! Where did you-" Harold said after a quick surprised jump. He shook it off and regained his stance.
"Nevermind, I'll take all the help I can get. Alright, I think we're just waiting on that one fellow who needed to do some shopping....
In the other part of town, Halamar made his way to the church. The building was a large stone structure with two pillars holding the roof up from the front. At the top was an image etched into the roof depicting a massive tree with its branches- shaped like hands- stretched out towards an island. Inside were two individuals- a catfolk wearing clergy clothing and a ratfolk holding a sign that said "Closed" on it.
"....and I guess I just feel terrible..." The ratman said sheepishly. The catfolk patted his shoulder and chuckled.
"It is alright," She said, "He tends to be a bit...rough, but you will be absolved. L'aeldrei cares about you and only wishes you learn from your mistake."
The ratfolk nodded and headed out. The catfolk looked up and bowed to Halamar.
"Hello, and welcome to the church of L'aeldrei" She said politely, "How can I help you, sir?"
"I am Halamar, fair priestess," he begins with a smile, "and I come seeking to trade scrolls and herbs from the mainland. Have you need of any?" Halamar allowed his spear to lean against the great column nearest him. "I have a fine selection of herbs and spices, and a few helpful scrolls that I keep duplicates of." Halamar lists the same scrolls as earlier, minus the Mending previously sold.
"I see....well, we have no use for herbs and spices, although I may be interested in the scr-"
"NO SOLICITORS!" Cried a voice from the back in a shrill tone. The priestess sighed.
"But he has scrolls for creating water, and healing, and-"
"NNNNNNNNNOOOOO SSSSSOLLLLICCCCITTTTTOOOOOOOORRRRSSSSS!" It screeched again. The priestess turned back to Halamar and smiled weakly.
"I'm sorry, sir, I guess we are not allowed to purchase from non-clerical sources..." She said in a raised tone. She leaned in close immediately after. "I'll buy all of them." She whispered with a wink.
Halamar took a small bag from his sash and placed all of the scrolls inside, whispering "110 gold" at the priestess. He held the bag low to his side by the string as he entered into the church proper. "I come in good faith, to help where I can and learn about this strange deity. My brethren on the mainland have heard of no L'aeldrei - I wish to compile what knowledge I can on the subject, that I may return and spread it. What can you tell me of the great tree, cleric?"
Dingmamon: the sanctuary would help if the group tried to just murder hobo them from the start, or if they ran away, but if you describe them how you did, i don't think they'd just attack for no reason
Jan 18, 2016 18:12:41 GMT
shogungari: oh hey, we got a new guy
Jan 19, 2016 16:33:14 GMT
Dingmamon: yeah, i got the notification earlier. haven't heard anything from him yet
Jan 19, 2016 18:22:28 GMT
shogungari: I just posted another ad on Reddit so hopefully we can get another game set up soon
Jan 19, 2016 18:26:41 GMT
shogungari: you thinking of restarting tempest statum for the new players? I could even remake with a normal character
Jan 19, 2016 18:28:55 GMT
Doublewhip: Saw your Reddit ad. Don't forget to reach out to and affiliate with other similar forums!
Jan 20, 2016 1:29:36 GMT
Dingmamon: thanks Doublewhip, we'll keep an eye out for some similar forums.
Jan 20, 2016 14:50:50 GMT
Dingmamon: and possibly gary, though at this point i am having a hard time coming up with campaign ideas.
Jan 20, 2016 14:51:58 GMT
shogungari: Really? I have a few if you wanted to borrow them
Jan 20, 2016 16:32:44 GMT
shogungari: Also, welcome Doublewhip
Jan 20, 2016 16:32:51 GMT
Guest: This place still active?
Apr 13, 2016 7:01:34 GMT
Dingmamon: not really. the guy who started it is in the military now, and those of us that did stick around had life stuff come up
Apr 13, 2016 20:12:19 GMT
shogungari: Hey Ding, I see you still come here. Any incentive to revive this place?
Jun 29, 2016 23:20:30 GMT
Dingmamon: I would love to, but really the only time I have to actually check it is when i'm at work. If you want to revive it by advertising and stuff, I will do what I can to keep it up and running smoothly for you, but I probably wouldn't be able to actively
Jun 30, 2016 18:58:23 GMT
Dingmamon: participate in any games
Jun 30, 2016 18:58:33 GMT
Dingmamon: By all means if you want to set something up and run it, go for it. I still have Admin access since Zekey left it to me when he joined the Navy, and from conversations with him, he probably isn't coming back
Jun 30, 2016 19:00:30 GMT
Dingmamon: Alternatively, if you wanted to set your own one of these up, you would have the ability to shape it and tailor it to what you wanted a bit more, and I'd be willing to help keep things organized on it so you can focus on people and games
Jun 30, 2016 19:05:52 GMT
shogungari: Nope, just seeing if you had something planned.
Jul 3, 2016 2:16:43 GMT