The Cat Man of Brant

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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:19 am

Bruce is now at the guard post and talking to the guards.

They seem suspicious of him but nonetheless once of them does come with him to the chapel which is only a few blocks away. Here, Father Morton and Celia do indeed make it clear that the cat woman was here, and that your characters have tried to capture it. Father Morton hastens over his blunder in asking you to release the impostor.

The guard seems mostly intrigued because previous descriptions have been of a large cat, as big as a horse - who was spotted turning into a male figure. The fact that there is a humanoid female cat-creature involved in not something the guard knew about previously.

The guard will report to his superiors and have a watch placed on the chapel. So far he wasn't said asked any questions about who you are, but he might. What do you want to do with this situation?
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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:26 pm

Hmm... maybe the chapter should change to "The Cat People of Brant" ;)

They were on the way back to the inn when they spotted the panther. Now that this is resolved, back to the inn! They'll keep an eye out for a tail on the way back. Tomorrow (assuming I live that long) will be contact with Rillow.
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:11 pm

No sign of a tail on the way back to the inn - although it is hard to tell if you are being followed by a cat, through narrow streets, in the rain.

You make it to the inn. You know that the coach is there. with Danys, and Tiana is still in the mirror.

Just recently, Tiana has heard some noise from outside, in the dungeon. It sounds like a large number of humanoids, shouting and singing, from a long way off. Only a few distant echoes make it down to her location in the secret area, but in the total silence, it still reaches her.

You are at the Inn. (Can't recall the name). You do not think you have been followed. Now what? Sleep the night and gear up for tomorrow?

(Sorry if this is too much of a slow burner...hopefully some action soon. Or maybe not, if you want to avoid any.
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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:03 am

Sleep the night (with a watch order, so sleep a bit earlier and longer than usual) and then tomorrow they'll devise a plan to get Rillow and the mirror closer together.

Assuming they live to morning, they'll try to figure out a way where Rillow can view the mirror -- not sure how yet. Does she get out of the university often, or would it be natural for her to accept the delivery of a mirror?


No problem about the slow burn. If you haven't noticed, I do favor staying alive over foolhardy action.
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:27 pm

So, the caret stays in the yard, with Tiana, while Bruce and Freya share a room. They can take watches, sure.

Nothing happens. It's a quiet Inn.

The next morning is.....Friday September 26. More terrible weather has come in over night and people downstairs in the Inn are talking about how it is not normally this bad.

Danys's coach is no good for mirror transportation because it seems the Sun elves know who he is and recognized his coach. You might get lucky with a different coach driver, but on a day like today, it will be tough to organize.

I have noticed that Tiana still needs to select a 2nd level spell. Can you do that now?

In the mirror, the singing and shouting quietens down again and the dungeon returns to deep silence.
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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:51 am

Alright, without having other ideas, the duo will attempt to track down panthergirl or maybe even pantherman. They'll go to the last known lead -- the jeweler's store -- and see if they can even get into it.
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:24 pm

The human trader to whom you sold the gems was called Mr Tobin. You know the location of his store, and also of his house, which is on a square called Walleye. Several attacks have occurred near Walleye and the place is supposedly well guarded.

When you arrive at Tobin's store, it actually appear to be closed, but you can see someone inside and it looks like the store is still in operation, it's just not open right now. Bear in mind it is totally pouring with rain.

You can't see any sign of guards outside, or through the windows.

When you last visited, there were several other staff, so maybe one of them has taken over.

Do you knock? Freya would have done the trading last time, in all likelihood.
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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:07 am

Yep! I was thinking the same thing. Knock knock
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:22 am

Who's there?

A younger human answers the door. Freya does not remember him being present when she sold the gems. It doesn't look like he recognises you.

Err....we're not actually open right now. Roof's leaking. I'm surprised anyone is out in this weather anyway. Can you come back...?

Behind him inside the shop you can't see any other people but it looks certain that the place is still in operation.
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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:23 am

Freya can do the talking. "We've come a long way as we've heard Tobin is a master jeweler, and as you've said, it's much wetter outside. I'd rather we wait inside until you open. Maybe we can help you with that leaking roof while we wait. My companion is a master dwarf."


OOC: He's a master smith, not a carpenter. I'm sure there's some basic knowledge that every dwarf knows, and besides... a lot can be done just by throwing thatch over the smaller slivers.
Freya HP 24/24 AC 16 (17 two weapons)
Kilian HP 20/20 AC 19 (18 no shield)
Talin HP 29 AC 16
Tiana HP 11 AC 12 SP 8/8
Fido HP 9/9 AC 16
Anna HP 12/12 AC 15 (19 defensively)
Bruce HP 20/20 AC 16 (15 no shield)

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