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Old 02-28-2019, 01:02 AM
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Tatsuo-Mako, Wild Goose ChasingMako spares barely a nod & glance of confirmation to Fred in a most miserly economy of action. After DC23 Perception/Spellcraft or DC24 Sense Motive to detect spellcasting componentswhat seems like cleared throat and flourish of the wrist, he raps distinctly upon the lighthouse door.

At the appearance of the aged keeper, the acolyte spreads a thin but gracious smile. "Good morn, sir," he greets with Take 10 on Diplomacy: 22.practiced charm. His smile does not reach the Take 10 on Sense Motive (with recently cast Guidance orison): 20.piercing glint of his eyes, only as harmless as a sword chafing in its scabbard. Toward the little girl, his eyes share a twinkle of mischievous mystery before returning to the keeper. He lets their pirate companion put in the first word. "Aye, my associates & I would be most appreciative to know. That and whether any ships have left the dock since evening last," he appends.

 
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:56 AM
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Nuxvar - LighthouseThe wind blow and spin inside the ground floor of the lighthouse, flames in oil lamp are dancing. He sizes up the three pirates and hesitates between let them in or slamming the door in their face, keeping the door open is very unpleasant at the moment with the cold eating his wrinkly skin. - " Come in... " He moves out of the doorway to let the triad enters and close the door behind them. - " Name is Grom, I'm the caretaker of the lighthouse. " It's the first time in hours that the party makes it inside a warm place, actually weeks since the prison was cold and the ship hold before was chilly as well. The small girl giggles at Fred wicked grin. - " hi hi hi hi... you are a pirate right? right? right? Did you kill many people before? " Annoyed the old man gently push her toward the stairs. - " Enough child! Leave those lads alone, they will be gone in a moment. " On top of the stairs, they noticed five more curious children faces, that place sounds like more a daycare then a lighthouse. - " So you were saying? No ship left or arrived at the dock since two weeks, that would be indeed suicide. Only that fool Schezar would be nuts enough to leave in the middle of winter. " He grumbles under his beard about the man. - " Nevermind, though we saw some strangers who arrived in town on foot, pulling an enormous amount of stuff with a horse yesterday morning from the That would be from the prison directionsouth. They weren't very discreet and I heard they took quite a beating from Brutus, the town warlord. " Upstairs, the six children whisper among themselves.
OOCLighthouse: Mako (Tatsuo), Fred (Pacho) and Dante
Merchant's ship: Sa'doshi (Sayidda), Ashfel (Rana)


 
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Tatsuo-Mako, Wild Goose ChasingThe acolyte savors the feeling of warmth within the tower but tries not let it show all that much. Hearing the keeper's report, Mako quirks an intrigued brow. 'They made it safely ... but got into some more trouble.' He can't help suspect a certain acerbic mage having a hand

"Quite interesting. We saw only two larger vessels at the dock. Which belongs to this Schezar?" asks the acolyte. "And you say only a beating? These strangers survived their welcome?" He pushes away a cold feeling in his gut; it would be anticlimatic to make a prison break but felled by some petty tyrant. Thinking up their next (public) lead, he adds, "Where does Brutus like to frequent?"

 
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:39 PM
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Nuxvar - Lighthouse- " Schezar's ship is the smallest one of the two, it's the Rosemary. He's a scoundrel, whatever you do, don't trust him. " He takes a hesitating breath. - " Listen, I don't want to have anything to do with Brutus' business. Ask around, you will find out. " Fear is on his eyes, probably that this guy is dangerous.
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Dante On foot, with a horse and loads of loot, you say?

Dante arches an eyebrow but says no more on the matter, for now.

So they had a run in with, Brutus. I believe he may be our next appointment.

Thank you for the information, and don't worry if it comes up, I don't remember anyone being home at the lighthouse.


Dante gave the old man a warm smile, and breathed in the warm air. He really didn't want to go back outside, but there was important information that Dante still needed to collect, and something was bothering him, but this wasn't the place to bring it up.
 
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PachoFred gave the girl a little wink and nod as her father pushed her back up the stairs. Pacho was impressed with how free the manís chin wagged, chatting to some hoodlums as if they were the watch. He was not surprised though he had seen the same thing in the slums.

Fred hunkered near the cold door and listened , Its was good to know the cold had not killed his compatriots, but their trouble made him pessimistic about their future. There own doing he thought coldly to himself.

Worst of all he fretted over the series of events about to unfold and the choices that had to be made. Pacho was comfortable with the darkest grays of betrayal, but sacrificing his fellow prisoners to advance their cover even test his malleable morals. Now though the trail was hot and all they could do was play events as they unfold. At least there was a fellow ill repute foolish enough to whisk them away into uncertain waters.

Fred eyed Dante impressed with his efficiency, whatever fate awaited it was sure to happen in short order. Fred grabbed the door handled and await the ok to depart.
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AshfelAshfel stopped before the ship's gangplank once one of the guard responded to Sayyida's boyish guise. He replied, "Friends? Hardly, they are, however under my employ." He looks up to one of the guard, "On that note I have some questions if you have the time to answer them. Did you receive any new crew since last night, passengers and the like? Or have you or yours seen strange persons walking the docks, such as a rather muscular woman with short blonde hair, a thin know-it all from the cities or tan-skinned savage woman?"

After a pause, Ashfel draws up a gold coin from his person, "For any worthwhile local rumors." He says after showing off the glint of the coin in what light there is out here.

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Old 03-03-2019, 11:39 AM
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Nuxvar - DockThe shiny coin act as a beacon and two of the guard's descent the plank to have an easier time for conversation with the sea screaming in the background. - " The captain didn't take any passengers, we are not going anywhere before the storm calm down mate. " His bald companion is a bit older, with a The style is much like a Celtic tattoo in medieval earthDarakian like tattoo covering half his face. - " Oh yeah, I saw them yesterday afternoon at Borteo's longhouse asking for supplies. It's just out of town near the north gate. She started making threats when a group of hunters wanted to bed her. After she smashed to death the first guy who grabbed her ass, they ran for it with a tiny guy. Not sure what happened after. Many locals went after them. "

- " It's winter, there's not so much action here. The empress died in case you didn't know. " They are thinking about other rumors. - " Well, there's something. On the sea we crossed dozens of northern great ships a week ago heading southeast at great speed. We kept our distance, fortunately, they weren't interested in looting a merchant ship. Our captain couldn't identify who they were with his spyglass, but a lot of warriors and siege engines were on those ships' deck. Sounds like trouble. "

While they discuss further with the merchant guards and learned more about trivial matters that are happening in the region, Mako, Fred and Dante left the lighthouse and joined with them on the docks.


 
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Tatsuo-Mako, Wild Goose ChasingA mimed zipping of his lips is the acolyte's response to the keeper's unease. Without further press, Mako sweeps his cloak to take his leave. Armed with some further intel, the trio return back to the dock in short order.

They find Lord Ashfel and Sa'doshi easily enough. Meeting up, Mako nods and exchanges gleaned intel. Looking up, he taps his chin thoughtfully. 'Dozens of warships? Whence and whither is all that ordinance going?' he wonders to himself. Returning to their present, "Interesting. Brutus and Borteo both intercepted our quarry." Bowing to Ashfel with a thin smile, "By your leave, m'lord, give me but a little, and I shall hammer out where to find those two leads." He pauses after his curious choice of words, hoping his comrade gets the idea. Looking up, he glances at the smaller docked vessel, "This reckless Schezar might bear investigating while I am gone."

 
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Nuxvar - Dock- " Someone said my name? " A cloaked figure they didn't notice jumps from the deck of the Rosemary and land on his feet ten feet from them. - " Who is asking? " The young man raises just a bit his hoody to reveal his face, he's wearing a wolf pelt and his weapons are hidden by his cloak tightly wrapped around him. The merchant's guards went back to do their things and are most likely too far to understand their conversation because of the wind and sea. -" Actually Borteo is the name of a longhouse, not a person. You guys are lost, are you not? "


 
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FredFred returned trailing behind, taking up post next to Sa’doshi as they gathered in front of the ships. He gave her a whack on the arm and a sideways glance as the guard almost parroted the words of lighthouse keeper mentioning their compriots, saving him from risking cover trying to convey the news.

The cutthroat watched Sa’doshi reaction, till his gaze was stolen pirated leaping from the ship at the sound of the name Schezar. Pacho looked the man up and down, thinking back trying to knowledge local 27. wanted posters, sailor rumors, merchant logs, past clandestine dealings where the name Schezar or someone fitting his description came up.remember anything he might've heard about this man’s name or description.
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Dante The reckless Schezar, I presume? I suppose you neednít hammer anything out after all, Mako. Dante is my name.

Dante remained polite however he bristled at the sudden appearance of another pirate, handsome as he may be.

Dante arches an eyebrow, Borteo is a longhouse then, even better. Captain, has anyone approached you in the last day seeking passage? Weíre looking for some runaways.
 
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Nuxvar - Dock- " Reckless? I really feel misunderstood, people just can't understand what is a calculated risk! I'm alive don't I? ha ha ha " Amused he approaches the group without hostility. - " Dante, nice to meet you. " He raises his arm to shake hands. - " Runaways? Running from what is the question? What do they look like, people come to me for help on a regular basis you know. "


 
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Tatsuo-Mako, Wild Goose ChasingThe acolyte quirks a brow in surprise that wily captain was listening in. First impression lends of a devil-may-care swashbuckler ... but appearances can often be deceiving. Nodding civilly, Mako extends a thin smile. "It is an eclectic band, Schezar, including such characters as blonde lady soldier and a short scholar. They came into town with horse lugging a haul of goods." Eying him Take 10 on Sense Motive: 19.carefully, he gestures from Schezar back toward the town. "Since you more familiar with the town, might you give roughly where we can find Brutus and this longhouse?"

 
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Sayidda moves forward by small steps until she is near Schezar and Mako. As the discussion continues, she looks out at the riotous sea, her eyes betraying a look of nostalgia, as if she is eager to be upon those white blowing swells and the idea of such comforting. At the mention of Brutus and the longhouse, she returns to the present.

Dropping her water accent, she speaks plainly. Perhaps being this close to water makes it too hard for her to hold her disguise.

"Perhaps we should split then. Some to Brutus an some to the longhouse regardless of what the priestess' wretch says."

Pausing, her eyes return to Schezar's sleek single masted ship. She askes him a question without looking at his face.

"Can she run Captain," Sayidda asks, eventually looking at him. "If need be, can she run?"

 
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