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Old Jul 27th, 2015, 12:36 PM
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As they draw closer to the hamlet, more and more of Starkweather John's story comes into Elisa's mind. "John was like us," Elisa blurts, before shaking her head and starting again. From the beginning Elisa. Come on. "Hundreds of years ago, Starkweather John was sent to the world along with others to protect the world from a dark and ancient evil. John was the last one, all of his brothers and sisters slaughtered in the heat of battle ," she explains. She points, now, to the town ahead. "The place he and his foe were battling was a village named Bronce on the island of Chillhame, each hellbent to reach a stone outcropping at a place called Tump." Now she changed position to point back at where they'd come.

Elisa closes her eyes in concentration before continuing. "John defeats the evil wizard he was sent to fight, but in the process he himself is gravely injured. His great sword was given to the town priest who then hid it under the floor boards. She opens her eyes again to look around at her group of fellows, maybe for the first time feeling something like kinship with them. "It's an old story. Heaven knows how much of it is made up, but isn't it strange? We should have a plan before going in to this place."

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Old Jul 28th, 2015, 04:12 AM
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Calziver's ears twinge at hearing the word "silent" coming from the dwarf, those that see talking as a status symbol are idiots. "Calziver quiet Kildrak Gorrun, thinker not talker or much of fighter, but Calziver will help."

He follows along with the group, passively eavesdropping the conversations he hears going on around himself.

"Calziver thinks a plan is a good idea."

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Old Jul 28th, 2015, 05:34 AM
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As the bard speaks, Kyra watches the barren landscape. This was the place good and evil made into their battlefield? Did Thelthon Magnus die the same way, in some tiny village, almost forgotten?

Chillhame. Finally she knows where she is - a long way from the nearest sea-portal, but close to Caldraza. She finds herself idly calculating the fastest route off the island - maybe on a trade-ship...Pushing those thoughts aside, she thinks about Elisa's story. It's oddly precise, even mentioning the exact place where the sword is stored, but not what John and his enemy wanted with the stones.

"Thank you for the story, Elisa." Towards the group/Calziver, she says:" I agree - we need a plan. The story's not that old - if it was only a few hundred years ago, we still might find somebody who lived through the story. And what's more, the voice of the stone circle told us to claim the sword of John - I'm not sure the people living there will agree on that. They should know the story, too." Kyra pauses - she hates being the negative voice, but it needs to be said. "Our presence is known, by now. We have been attacked by summoned, magical beings - somebody already wants us dead without any danger for themselves. We should find out who, and how we can... end that threat. One way or the other."

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Old Jul 28th, 2015, 08:40 AM
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Norio stops walking and turns to listen as Elisa speaks. He puts the tip of the scabbard of his sword on the ground, holding it with two hands and leaning against it, like a walking stick. He listens respectfully to her story, and to the responses of the others.

He nods and grunts as people start talking about a plan, but remains silent for a few moments. He looks around the area again. ((OOC: I know via the map, and via metagaming, that the chapel is nearby. Is that obvious to the characters at this point?))

"Elisa, do you have ideas about what this voice was, whose it was? It is important to me that we know if it is trustworthy." Suddenly, it looks as if Norio begins to disrobe. He shrugs his simple blue robes off his shoulders. revealing a solid chain mail shirt underneath. He unlatches a few clasps near the neck, and pulls the mail near the small of his back. He turns his back to the group, showing the skin of his shoulders and upper back. Between his shoulder blades is a very large birthmark, the size of a salad plate, maybe 8 or 9 inches across. It is in the shape of the Firedrake.

As he shrugs the mail back into place and starts re-attaching the fastenings, he says "If this sword is ours, it is ours. I would not concern myself with the squawkings of a provincial priest or a peasant rabble in taking what is mine. Ours. But neither will I steal what is not rightly mine. I have little experience with prophecy or mystic voices. Or illusionists." He looks searchingly at the crossbow-shooters again. "Thus, the trustworthiness of our summoner is critical to me, if we are to formulate `a plan'".

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Old Jul 28th, 2015, 01:21 PM
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Slinging his crossbow about his back, Ancil walks with the group and listens to Elisa's story along with the others. Norio brings up a good point. It is not unknown to Ancil that even a quaint, village chapel can hide items of great significance, forgotten by time and the discretion of most priests. And yet, Ancil reflects, he too would want to know whether they had a right to use the sword before harassing the local clergymen. "He's right," Ancil agrees, " If the voice speaks true, it is disobedient to not do as it asks. If it speaks falsely, it would be impious to take something from the priest of this chapel."

He tilts his head in consideration, "And yet, we were all brought here to a place none of us are familiar with. the place from Elisa's story. We know that at least a few of us came to by the stone inscribed with our birth-star. It goes further than that, Norio's birthmark looks like what I assume is his star? Look, " He follows suit and unclasps his own breastplate, tugging the shirt he wears underneath to the side as much as it will give, "Not the same place, but I've had this scar for as long as I can remember." Replacing his shirt and reclasping his breastplate, he continues, "I studied with the priests in my village. Yes, sometimes it can be just squawking, but so far all the evidence points to the voice being right."

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Old Jul 28th, 2015, 01:26 PM
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As both Norio and Ancil reveal their starsigns, Kyra almost can't fight the instinct to cover the mark on her wrist - Yannik always said it looked like the wave.

"We are bound to the stars." she sais more to herself than to anybody else while she looks at the scar like she's seeing it for the first time. It's old, and she doesn't remember where she got it from, but it seems to burn on her skin now that it's purpose has been revealed.

Her anger gets the best of her for a brief moment. Trying to calm herself down, she thinks over what Norio and Ancil said. "We could just ask if they give it to us.", she echoes her own demand. "No matter what the voice's intentions are, it might not be necessary to take the sword against the will of the priest or the townspeople."

Before she enters the church, she puts away her crossbow. She's careful not to disturb anything, but she takes a look, trying to estimate how old the church is, how long it's been abandoned. Who is worshipped here? Are there any hints to where the sword is hidden?

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Old Jul 28th, 2015, 07:16 PM
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Norio wanders in after Kyra. He is substantially less reverent than Kyra. Still holding his sword like a walking stick, he uses the end to flip assorted rocks and rubble aside, sending fragments clattering into the corners. Eventually, he makes it up to the altar. Standing on the altar, he looks at the statue. He tried to recall if he's ever seen a figure like this in his hermit-like wanderings.

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Old Jul 29th, 2015, 02:56 PM
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Old Jul 29th, 2015, 03:41 PM
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Norio remains on the altar, but turns to look around again, facing the group. "Hmph. A church to the Virgin Goddess. Given that we're in the North, its not surprising it's a small chapel. And abandoned."

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Virgin goddess? Who of all those... Yosa? No. Blediwesse? More likely. She probably should have paid more attention to whomever her shipmates were praying to.

It was surprising how easy they all fell into working together. Yes, they knew each other's names, but that was it. Okay, also their favorite weapon and how they react when they're attacked by shadows.

Careful, she walks up to the altar and Norio. She speaks quietly, as to not disturb the other's thoughts. "It's not in use, but I don't think it's completely abandoned. Somebody still visits it and cares for it. If we wait around, they might show up, which is maybe why we shouldn't." Contrary to her advice, she sits down in front of the altar, leaning her back against the cold stone. It's still morning, the sea breeze hadn't changed direction yet. She looks around, taking in the ruin and the landscape - maybe somebody's already up, like fishers or farmers.

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As Kildrak followed everyone from the beach and into the small chapel, Kildrak remained a certain level of stoic silence. He entered the church last, making sure to keep an eye, and ear, out for anyone who might be attempting to get a surprise attack on them. The church itself had seen better years, but the building wasn't in total disrepair.

Kildrak took special note of the flagstone floor. Having grown up a dwarf, he was always taught about stones. Their shape, texture, sturdiness. Which stones could be specifically used for certain tasks, and which performed best given the region. Stones were his peoples life-blood, and the stones used for any task could always teach you so much about any particular place. It was something Kildrak enjoyed about his heritage, and something he often enjoyed putting to use.

As everyone began to mill around and take in the sights, Kildrak decided that agreed with Kyra. "Aye, if the lass thinks someone has been care-taker to this church, we might yet see hide and hair of them. Be alert, everyone."

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Old Jul 30th, 2015, 08:17 PM
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A mixture of delight twinged with dread fills Ancil as he recognizes the signs that clearly mark this as a holy place dedicated to the goddess that he himself is a devotee of. He walks up to the altar and, kneeling, makes the signs over himself that signify that he is a follower of Blediwesse. He could pray, perhaps, try to ascertain whether the goddess is displeased with him. But the group does not seem to want to tarry at the chapel for long. They are right to be suspicious, Ancil knows. Not every follower of Blediwesse is as open-minded and kindly as one would think. Still, in his experience, most tend to be. "Let's not be here for longer than we have to. He agrees with the dwarf, "But if the caretaker should find us, I will speak with her. We are devotees of the same goddess. It could keep us from suspicion and buy us time, if not the cooperation of the caretaker." He says, rising from his knees and turning to the rest of the group.

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