The Cat Man of Brant

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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:53 pm

Also, if I ended that scene wrong we can replay it. Tiana will happily thank and reward Ebba for her help if she is up for it. Likewise, if Ebba can be talked into identifying the dagger, that'd be great too.
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 Aug 09, 2016 9:33 pm

Ebba cannot be talked into doing anything further so the scene ends at the Inn you have named the Inn of Green Retreat.

You do not think you are being followed - the son Beorn stays at home with his mother and the streets are pretty quiet. You do not have to make any unusual detours to lead to Brant without being seen so we can move on to the next day.

The next day is a Sunday (September 21st). A religious day. You can travel today and be a bit more conspicuous on the roads, or sit tight and head out with larger traffic on the Monday.

(In case you hadn't noticed, the clock is ticking. Your mentor Rillow said things were afoot in Brant, so extra days spent here and there do matter to the overall timeline of what happens).
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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:48 pm

We will piously continue traveling, since the elves do not worship the whatever-dude-in-vogue that the humans currently chant to.

Unless Denys doesn't want to. He's been very tolerant thus far and if the group has to be religiously tolerant in return, so be it. That'd be better than Freya or Bruce at the reins.
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 Aug 12, 2016 12:15 am

Denys is cool. You had to Brant on Sunday Sep 21. It's 2 days back to Jeff Bridges, during which nothing happens. Then 2 days more to Brant, during which again, nothing happens.

I'll stop this at your approach to Brant on the main road. As you can imagine, possible ways in are numerous, and there may be people looking for you. You could all hide in the mirror and let Danys do it, or scout on foot, or go in a side road...whatever.

Give me a rough idea of how you intend to get inside. It's the evening of Wed Sep 24 by the time you arrive.
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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:37 am

Same plan as before. Denys is delivering mail and packages, with assorted packages stashed up in the coach. No passengers for this run. If anyone presses, he had a few up to Dender but they continued north to Yoll.
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 Aug 12, 2016 3:33 am

Danys gets you inside the city no trouble. But there's really no reason for a mail coach to be going the University this late at night. If you wanted to avoid attention, you could either stop at an Inn, or just go there on foot right now - or both.

You are now in Brant. You can start asking for rumors, explore, go to pubs, etc. Big city. 60,000 people. Bruce has friends here - he wants to go to the Smithy right away.
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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:01 pm

Oops Danys not Denys. I'm terrible with names.

Doesn't the university get mail? Or is this some country where people only work three day work weeks? :lol:


In the city, are elves present and pleasantly treated? I'm not sure whether anything bad has happened. Also, can Bruce wait until morning? We might want his sword arm and bulging muscles available this evening.

The elves will try to make it to the university, assuming no issues with the town and reaction to other elves. The ladies will hide in the mirror, and Bruce can ride shotgun on the coach if the city seems unfriendly. Here is my ideas, all of which supports a 'friendly' city: coach is delivering packages to the university. Danys would know best whether this would work.
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 Aug 12, 2016 7:27 pm

It was Danys who told you that he would not normally be delivering packages this late at night.

The city is not unfriendly, and both elves and dwarves are known here. However, Bruce (a Brant native) notices that there seem to be less people on the streets that normal, more people are armed, and there are more city watchmen about. Maybe there has been some trouble of late?

Bruce reluctantly agrees to wait around. If you really want to take the coach up, you can - but remember that someone is looking for you around here.
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Re: The Cat Man of Brant

Post Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:54 pm

Alright then. Not the plan I want, but...

Bruce is free to go. It'd be nice to see him soon as they need to coordinate the ride back (assuming he wants to stay in employment). How about tomorrow night at the inn in the university quarter?

The ladies will sleep?the night in the coach (really the pocket plane). They will meet Danys tomorrow for a ride up to Ember. What time does he want to start?

Also, the ladies will do watches best they can, in the coach. The plane is for sleeping.
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 Aug 12, 2016 10:35 pm

It is ghostly quiet in the pocket plane (dungeon). Danys sleeps in the cart in the yard of an Inn.

The next day it is absolutely pouring with very cold rain. Do you want to go into the walled university quarter inside the mirror and then get out - - or do you want to all go up there inside the coach.

Yes, it does matter.
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