House Kaliaxix Session 3

Squeegy Apr 21st, 2013 57 Never
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  1. <SqueeGM> Up to this point, the plot has gone as thus: Kerosis arrived at the Kaliaxix manor, having been hired on as an outsider-under-license to be a doctor for the House. Necessity prompted Lehkurehn, who was intended to introduce her and get her acquainted, to bring her along to sort out a dispute with some dockworkers.
  2. <SqueeGM> After that was taken care of, they were ambushed on their way back by bandits. Lehkurehn's foot was severely injured, but Lahodin managed to escape and bring back guards, and treated it afterwards to keep him from bleeding out. They hobbled back home and got some rest, and on the following day a senior Housedog, Tehdnehr, offered Lehkurehn the job of finding some blackmail material that had been acquired by House Asixhredn
  3. <SqueeGM>  and hidden somewhere. His best guess was that it was stored in the manor.
  4. <SqueeGM> The party traveled to the town on foot, encountering a peddler who sold them a junk "good luck charm" that was merely a stolen reliquary that had been suppressed, and getting Lehkurehn to drink a potion that later paralyzed him for a while. Luckily, they met some dogs in robes on the way who claimed to worship a tombdog called Iaxihrehn, and ostensibly cured him of the effects.
  5. <SqueeGM> Not wishing to waste any more time, they bid them good day at the promise of not telling anyone about their meeting. Then they arrived at town and were waved through by the guards, heading down to quickly drop off Lahodin's delivery and start plotting on how to get into the manor. The only information they were able to acquire from Tehdnehr at this time about the blackmail was that it was in a box with the House Kaliaxix s
  6. <SqueeGM> ymbol on it, and consisted of several papers.
  7. <SqueeGM> Several plans were concocted while Lahodin immediately violated their pledge and told the politely interested Valehrisis all about the strange robedogs. They consisted of poisoning the House's well to try and incapacitate everyone while they took the item, which Valehrisis objected to and said that there was only one town well anyhow, and stealing the clothes from a Housedog and wearing them inside, which Lahodin scorned o
  8. <SqueeGM> n the grounds that it was a small enough House that everyone would easily recognize an outsider as well as you would know that someone was pretending to be your classmate.
  9. <Lahodin> I'm not suddenly remebeing an episode of Dog city where the investigator guy is dressed in a school uniform trying to pass himself off as a highschool student.
  10. <Lahodin> I'm now*
  11. <SqueeGM> So essentially the party is here to find a box with the Kaliaxix symbol in the Asixhredn manor, has no viable plans to do so but seems to be going along with one anyway, and one of their party members is only noncommitally going along with it as she has nothing better to do.
  13. #tombdogs @
  14. Apr 21 15:00:38 <SqueeGM>       When we left off, the party had entered a coffeehouse not far from their Kaliaxix friend's home. The windows are shuttered, darkening the room inside, which is full of towndogs engaged in low conversation, or sipping at their drinks. The strong smell of coffee beans assaults your nose as the door closes behind you, and the gurgling of coffee pots is a steady background noise. You can hear an occasional cheer from one corner o
  15. Apr 21 15:00:38 <SqueeGM>       f the room, where several gambling tables have been set up.
  16. Apr 21 15:02:47 <Hotehkhehn>    Just before the group slips in, Hotehkhehn will have asked Lahodin for extra dose of the Hemlock, enough for a lethal dose, not enough to poison the well mind, but an ample enough supply for his spear head should he require it.
  17. Apr 21 15:03:02 <Kimik> oh, starting time
  18. Apr 21 15:03:06 <Lehkurehn>     aye
  19. Apr 21 15:03:41 <Hotehkhehn>    Or was it Lahodin? Bah! My brain! Whoever made the Hemlock <3
  20. Apr 21 15:03:55 <Lehkurehn>     Kerosis did
  21. Apr 21 15:04:11 <Kimik> before we get going (or, after we finish really) could we get a bit more clear on when we're playing next week than we did this week?
  22. Apr 21 15:04:14 <Lahodin>       Well, I suppose Lahodin can play it by ear for now~ She said she'd help out, but she still doesnt feel attached to this unless she has to be <3~. but yes, it was Keros concoction. Just... try not to kill anybody hm <3~?
  23. Apr 21 15:04:57 <SqueeGM>       Kimik: Sundays as usual from here on out.
  24. Apr 21 15:05:02 <SqueeGM>       Barring another crisis from Bribri.
  25. Apr 21 15:05:06 <Lehkurehn>     Killing would just wake them up again. as a ghost
  26. Apr 21 15:05:12 <Kimik> Because I was told to keep the day clear Tuesday, Thursday, and today, and I was kinda trying to make plans to do something with a friend at some point, and the other 4 days of the week I'm always busy.
  27. Apr 21 15:05:15 <Lahodin>       (Sundays are always fine~)
  28. Apr 21 15:05:29 <Kimik> So... I kinda had to totally blow things off and that's no good
  29. Apr 21 15:05:47 *       Kimik is now known as Kerosis
  30. Apr 21 15:05:49 <Lahodin>       (Well we can just keep it set to Sunday persmantly then unless there's an issue?)
  31. Apr 21 15:06:11 <SqueeGM>       Sorry. In all fairness, I always gave plenty of warning that we weren't playing those dates, you just missed it because you are never in this channel.
  32. Apr 21 15:06:13 <Lehkurehn>     I'm fine with sundays. I already set aside time on sundays so more doesnt hurt
  33. Apr 21 15:06:41 <Hotehkhehn>    Either way Hoten will have asked Kerosis for enough for a lethal dose, on the grounds that he is untrained, and if forced into combat, he'll need an unfair advantage over the trained guards to protect them.
  34. Apr 21 15:06:58 <SqueeGM>       Is that ok with you, Kerosis?
  35. Apr 21 15:07:53 <Kerosis>       not really no
  36. Apr 21 15:08:29 <SqueeGM>       Then sorry, Hotehkhehn, the poison remains in her hands.
  37. Apr 21 15:08:41 <Kerosis>       (and, I generally do try to keep this channel in my always open list)
  38. Apr 21 15:09:13 *       Kerosis was, if I recall, passing out plenty, portioned into non-lethal doses
  39. Apr 21 15:09:34 <Hotehkhehn>    Well Hoten will hust have to shake his head and say if she gets herself in trouble she can handle it herself, he's not going to fight for her if she's going to make it more difficult for him.
  40. Apr 21 15:09:37 <Kerosis>       so it would be easy enough to just use more than is recommended
  41. Apr 21 15:09:53 <Kerosis>       but... specifically asking the doctor for lethal amounts of poison=nope
  42. Apr 21 15:09:59 <Hotehkhehn>    I was under the impression it was 1 dose and was non lethal
  43. Apr 21 15:10:31 <SqueeGM>       To clarify: Kerosis has turned the hemlock basically into a potion with six doses.
  44. Apr 21 15:10:33 *       Kerosis is honestly totally unclear on how much hemlock is on hand in total
  45. Apr 21 15:10:36 <Kerosis>       aha
  46. Apr 21 15:10:49 <SqueeGM>       One dose is nonlethal, two is lethal.
  47. Apr 21 15:11:14 <Hotehkhehn>    As far as I know hoten has 1 dose and was asking for 2
  48. Apr 21 15:13:02 <SqueeGM>       If you actually vocalized your request in-character, it might help.
  49. Apr 21 15:13:42 <Hotehkhehn>    Well I was trying to fast forward it since we're apparently at teh coffee shop now and talking about hemlock in public would be retarded
  50. Apr 21 15:14:01 <Lehkurehn>     So we are looking for asixhredn dugs
  51. Apr 21 15:14:11 *       Lehkurehn looks around the coffeshop
  52. Apr 21 15:15:44 <SqueeGM>       If you want, you can take a slight break and do a short scene before we got here, but we should keep moving, really.
  53. Apr 21 15:15:47 <Lahodin>       Perhaps I missed some but is the plan still to conk someone from the other house on the head and get information on the mansions insides? Or was another plan formulated?I honestly dont even know when it was decided they'd go to a coffeshop, but tch, Lahodin doesnt complain "I do hope someone plans to get us all a cup~ would look rude not to." I imagin we'd still stuck in our clan colors ontop
  54. Apr 21 15:15:48 <Lahodin>       of that?
  55. Apr 21 15:16:09 <SqueeGM>       There are plenty of dogs in Asixhredn colors in the room, though most are in the town's colors instead.
  56. Apr 21 15:17:38 <Hotehkhehn>    The plan was to find someone of the house whose clothes we could use, tail them when they left and then either break into their house and steal their clothes or rob two of them of what they're wearing, the former being a bit less uncomfortable I imagine. Either way Hoten nods to Lahodin "I agree, won't be me though, I'm just an escort"
  57. Apr 21 15:18:10 <SqueeGM>       Of note, the entire party is completely broke, so maybe they'd best just mingle.
  58. Apr 21 15:18:52 <SqueeGM>       Their colors have drawn a few curious glances their way, but Kaliaxix Housedogs aren't too uncommon, so everybody else seems content to go back to ignoring them.
  59. Apr 21 15:19:19 <Lehkurehn>     "shall we take a seat?"
  60. Apr 21 15:21:25 <Lahodin>       (Though seriously, why ARE we in this coffe shop? I honestly missed the part where it was agreed they'd come here.)
  61. Apr 21 15:21:52 *       Hotehkhehn will go ahead to an unmanned table and sit down, waving the others over, eyes scanning the room for a dog or pair of dogs that would be suitable, someone unguarded, preferably drinking alone.
  62. Apr 21 15:22:28 <Lehkurehn>     (end of session three, we asked where is nearby where asix dudes gather.)
  63. Apr 21 15:23:42 *       Lehkurehn sits
  64. Apr 21 15:24:36 <Lahodin>       "Lets~" and yup seats are taken, Hotehkhehn chosing the spot it seems? Either way, a comfey seats are taken as said. Lahodin isn't -too- concerned with figuring out marks, though she does gaze around the room. THey need someone int he right colors of course.. and preferably someone who -isn't- build like a brick house.
  65. Apr 21 15:24:58 <SqueeGM>       Xisehdn materializes and lets out a cooing noise as she sees where everybody is. Immediately she floats away from Lehkurehn and starts to talk to a random patron.
  66. Apr 21 15:25:24 <Lehkurehn>     what is she saying?
  67. Apr 21 15:25:50 <SqueeGM>       She seems to just be asking him about his day. The towndog is bemused, but not hostile.
  68. Apr 21 15:27:15 <SqueeGM>       It doesn't take very long for Lahodin, standing awkwardly and looking around the room, to attract the attention of a stranger in Asixhredn colors, who wanders up to her with a cup of coffee. "Greetings offered, of-Kaliaxix. Would you like to sit down with me, hrm?"
  69. Apr 21 15:27:39 *       Lehkurehn looks around for lone asix dogs, preferably not bigshots and without obvious reliquaries.
  70. Apr 21 15:27:44 *       Lahodin tottally eves drops, and potentially joins into said casual conversation if her mood strikes her. Better she look like a casual sort of person around here.
  71. Apr 21 15:27:48 <Lahodin>       and uh, we weren't standing :/
  72. Apr 21 15:27:56 <Hotehkhehn>    .... Lahodin just said she sat down XD Did you mean Kerosis?
  73. Apr 21 15:27:59 <SqueeGM>       (I thought you didn't sit down with the others because the seats were taken. :V)
  74. Apr 21 15:28:07 <Lahodin>       (no XD)
  75. Apr 21 15:28:24 <SqueeGM>       (Well, nix that then, and be more clear with your language.)
  76. Apr 21 15:28:49 <Kerosis>       (I'm honestly still trying to parse the simultaneous all sit down as a group while simultaneously trying to pull someone over for a one-on-one conversation bit)
  77. Apr 21 15:29:06 <SqueeGM>       (I'm honestly trying to parse that sentence)
  78. Apr 21 15:29:08 *       Kerosis for what it's worth IS just kinda standing around awkwardly by the door!
  79. Apr 21 15:29:24 <SqueeGM>       (I can't even tell who's sit down and who hasn't this is terrible.)
  80. Apr 21 15:29:31 <Lahodin>       (hahahhaa)
  81. Apr 21 15:29:39 <Kerosis>       (that was pretty much what I said, yes)
  82. Apr 21 15:29:46 <Hotehkhehn>    Hoten, Lahodin and ELkurehn are presumably all sat down together.
  83. Apr 21 15:29:57 <Hotehkhehn>    Wh ywould they NOT sit together?
  84. Apr 21 15:29:59 <SqueeGM>       (Ok then Kerosis, pretend that was aimed at you, since you'd probably get the same reaction anyway.)
  85. Apr 21 15:30:33 <SqueeGM>       (There are plenty of reasons for them not to sit together.)
  86. Apr 21 15:30:56 <Kerosis>       (might want to back up a tad and get everyone on the same page)
  87. Apr 21 15:30:59 <Lehkurehn>     (Hola, yo soy El Kurehn.)
  88. Apr 21 15:31:45 <SqueeGM>       Right, so; it appears that Lehkurehn, Hotehkhehn, and Lahodin are sat down at the same table. Kerosis is standing by the door still, and Xisehdn is nearby chatting to a random towndog at the bar.
  89. Apr 21 15:31:48 <Kerosis>       (We head to the coffee shop hoping to find out about _____ from ______...)
  90. Apr 21 15:32:30 <SqueeGM>       You're ostensibly here to either A) find information about the manor, or B) apparently knock out some Housedogs and steal their clothing to sneak inside, despite what a huge taboo that would be for them.
  91. Apr 21 15:32:41 <Hotehkhehn>    We went to the coffee shop to find a person to tail back to his house so we can steal his clothes, we're looking for someone who we lives alone preferably
  92. Apr 21 15:33:10 <Lahodin>       (Tch, stealing their clothing would be stupid and dumb, and I explained why last gmae, but enough of that <3~")
  93. Apr 21 15:33:27 <SqueeGM>       Kerosis has just been approached by someone in Asixhredn colors, and a waitress comes around to the table the other three are sitting at, wearing a coffee-stained apron over her towndog clothing. She puts her hands down on the table and politely asks, "Can I get anything for you three?"
  94. Apr 21 15:33:28 <Kerosis>       (again, this is why getting on the same page is important)
  95. Apr 21 15:33:43 <SqueeGM>       (I'm thinking I need to start an OOC channel.)
  96. Apr 21 15:33:52 <Kerosis>       (possibly)
  97. Apr 21 15:34:17 <Kerosis>       (or at least some proper start of session plot recaps)
  98. Apr 21 15:34:35 <Lehkurehn>     "Nothing for me thank you."
  99. Apr 21 15:34:47 <SqueeGM>       #tombdogsOOC
  100. Apr 21 15:35:35 <Lahodin>       ANYWAY. Back into reality for me, Lahodin is just eeves dropping on the ghost, and whoever she's chating too. Because she's terrible that way, and is all for jumping into the conversation if it interests her enough. Besides;being casual means it'll be easier to act SHOCKED AND APPAULED on how she had no idea those house dogs could go off and do such terrible things ^_~
  101. Apr 21 15:37:18 *       Hotehkhehn shakes his head "We're fine for now thankyou, just resting our legs while we wait for someone" he replies to the waitress, looking over to Kerosis with a quirked brow, letting things play out
  102. Apr 21 15:38:08 *       Lehkurehn drums his fingers on the table.
  103. Apr 21 15:38:21 <Kerosis>       "I'm waiting for some friends, but I suppose I could talk for a little while."
  104. Apr 21 15:40:39 <SqueeGM>       The waitress nods at Hotehkhehn and wanders off. The Housedog near Kerosis nods at her and offers his hand, pointing at a nearby table by the wall. "Let's sit there. My name is Wehroxix."
  105. Apr 21 15:41:33 <Lehkurehn>     "so hetehkhehn, what do you think of this mess?" eyeing kerosis' actions. "do you think this'll work?"
  106. Apr 21 15:42:11 *       Kerosis nods, and sits.
  107. Apr 21 15:43:28 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix sits down with Kerosis and sets his mug on the table, taking a sip before glancing back up at Kerosis. "So what is your name? And what do you do?"
  108. Apr 21 15:43:49 <Hotehkhehn>    "Do I think aquiring the rival houses colours will keep us safe from a distance? Yes, though we should never approach anyone wearing them, we;ll be too easily recognised as not being members of the house" the man looking back over to Kerosis, saying all this in a hushed tone "As for our friend there, she may well have found our perfect candidate"
  109. Apr 21 15:44:03 <Hotehkhehn>    "Let's see how this plays out"
  110. Apr 21 15:45:31 <Lehkurehn>     "Perfect in that she can get in maybe, but she seems a tad skittish. Let's watch indeed."
  111. Apr 21 15:45:45 <Kerosis>       "Kerosis. I'm a bit of a doctor, or training to be one at any rate. I'm not from around here originally, still trying to get my bearings, work out who handles what and what's where and all of that."
  112. Apr 21 15:45:48 *       Lahodin mutters lowly, less people around here "Better to not be seen at all." She notes, not seeming fond of that idea still. "Personally I'd keep it simple. Find out what and where it is. Create distraction that clears out some of the house. In, out, done. makes sense yes?"
  113. Apr 21 15:46:17 <Lahodin>       hear*
  114. Apr 21 15:46:44 <SqueeGM>       "Ah, very good. I've heard there is much money in the embalming and corpsebound preparation business, are you interested in going into that or is your interest more in saving live dogs?"
  115. Apr 21 15:46:53 <Hotehkhehn>    "And as soon as someone spots green they call they guards" Hoten says to Lahodin "If we are wearing their colour we will have less trouble if we are seen, if you wish to sneak into a place wearing bright green by all means go ahead~"
  116. Apr 21 15:47:34 <SqueeGM>       I'd like to note for the record that Asixhredn wears a dark blue primary and cyan secondary.
  117. Apr 21 15:48:37 <SqueeGM>       As the party watches Kerosis converse with a Housedog voyeuristically, a corpsebound approaches the table and greets the three of them nonchalantly. He's holding several dice in one rotting hand. "Stranger-greetings given, of-Kaliaxix. I am pleased to see you, as I have a bit of a problem that I think would be perfect for some outsiders."
  118. Apr 21 15:48:41 <Kerosis>       "So far I've been trying to concentrate on the living yes. Different set of concerns, seems a bit underserved. What is it that you do exactly?"
  119. Apr 21 15:48:41 <Lehkurehn>     "Shh. A distraction is still a good idea but it'd be best to get someone in there by invitation," lehkurehn whispers
  120. Apr 21 15:50:00 <Hotehkhehn>    "I'm all for either plan, but if we sneak in during a distraction I still say we'll need the other houses colours so from a distance, we do not arouse suspicion"
  121. Apr 21 15:50:24 <SqueeGM>       "Ah, well, I'm a merchant. Not a very important one, I guess, but I do sell some of Asixhredn's spare things. Lately I've been learning a lot of manners and things, I suspect... well, I probably shouldn't tell you, given you're from another House and all."
  122. Apr 21 15:50:28 <Hotehkhehn>    "As soon as somebody sees Kaliaxix colours in the manor, we are done"
  123. Apr 21 15:51:14 <Lehkurehn>     "Hello, stranger! What problems could we help you with?"
  124. Apr 21 15:51:19 <Lahodin>       3d6
  125. Apr 21 15:51:19 <Dicey> Lahodin, 3d6: 11 [3d6=5,2,4]
  126. Apr 21 15:52:34 <Kerosis>       "I wasn't aware that proper manners were any sort of trade secret."
  127. Apr 21 15:53:09 <SqueeGM>       The corpsebound politely taps a bony knuckle on the table. "Excuse me, of-Kaliaxix? Ah, wonderful. It's a little bit of a gambling problem. I am in charge of the gambling here, and there is a regular patron who comes here often. However, the other day he lost quite a bit at the table and promised he would come back to pay it off. It's been several days and I suspect he is hiding in his home to avoid having to pay his dues. I
  128. Apr 21 15:53:09 <SqueeGM>       think that a neutral outsider could have better success convincing him to be an adult and come back with the money."
  129. Apr 21 15:53:54 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix shrugs at Kerosis. "It's more that I shouldn't tell my suspicions of what my House is planning to do to the outsiders of rival Houses. But enough about that, what's your business here? Are you staying long?"
  130. Apr 21 15:54:38 <Lehkurehn>     "what do you think, Hotehkhehn?" "should we help him?"
  131. Apr 21 15:55:59 <SqueeGM>       Lahodin keeps her ear open to listen to what Xisehdn is saying. "Really?" she asks the towndog. "And how long did that take?" "Only a few days," the towndog tells her. "We had a whole team come in and do it." "Well, how about that! In my day it'd take weeks to get a new sewage ditch dug out, and you know it never lasted long."
  132. Apr 21 15:56:26 *       Hotehkhehn looks to the corspebound with a quirked brow "Typically when one flees from their gambling debts it is because they do not have the money to pay for them" he notes to the man before giving a shrug "If you are willing to offer payment however, we can go to this man and speak to him regarding the matter"
  133. Apr 21 15:57:42 <SqueeGM>       "I'd be willing to give you a cut of the dues and, since it seems like you're new here, some information about the town, if you'd like."
  134. Apr 21 15:58:49 <Lehkurehn>     "That'd be very generous of you. Where is this fellow and what does he owe?"
  135. Apr 21 15:58:57 <Kerosis>       "Not too long, no. I'm really just tagging along with someone else, doing some shopping and getting my bearings. I don't really have a head for all the political things people are up to... although what you said sounds a little alarming. There isn't any violence on the horizon is there?"
  136. Apr 21 16:00:22 <SqueeGM>       "No, no. Nothing like that," Wehroxix promises her. "You know Houses don't like to get into big conflicts. Perhaps I could get you something to drink?"
  137. Apr 21 16:02:05 <SqueeGM>       "He's on the other side of town, just west of the southern gate. If you walk straight down away from the Asixhredn manor and look for the building with a brown roof and a weathervane, you can't miss it. He owes us ten dollars."
  138. Apr 21 16:02:20 <Kerosis>       "Oh, that would be nice thank you... um... what exactly is it that has you so concerned then?"
  139. Apr 21 16:02:42 <Hotehkhehn>    "Does he live alone? Will he be expecting debt collectors?"
  140. Apr 21 16:03:35 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix flags down a waitress and orders a mug of coffee for Kerosis, flipping an Asixhredn penny into her hand. "Nothing at all, I just realized I shouldn't be talking about House business to outsiders. It's slips like that that keep me where I am right now." He sighs.
  141. Apr 21 16:04:34 <SqueeGM>       "He does live alone, yes, and I prefer to seek nonviolent resolutions to conflict first. He's probably expecting someone to come down and get his money, at any rate. You have no real stake in this, so he might listen to you better than me or a colleague."
  142. Apr 21 16:04:39 *       Lahodin gives a bit of a laugh, having clearly been paying attention to the ghost and the patrons little chat. "Well that's a grand topic to start with a stranger right off the bat:Talking about sewage." she says half joking of course.
  143. Apr 21 16:05:19 <SqueeGM>       Xisehdn and her friend seem to have veered off to another topic, and have been discussing the evolution of tombdog architecture in the last decade for about two minutes.
  144. Apr 21 16:05:20 *       Lehkurehn wrings his fingers "Well, shall we? It's surely better than sitting around here. Kerosis can handle herself."
  145. Apr 21 16:05:25 <Lehkurehn>     "I hope."
  146. Apr 21 16:05:43 *       Kerosis takes a sip. "Oh? Were you reprimanded for something?"
  147. Apr 21 16:06:03 *       Hotehkhehn gives a cunning sort of smile to Lek before nodding to the corpsebound "We will do this" the man looking to Lahodin "Do keep and eye on Kerosis for us, we won't be long" And with that he'll rise from his seat, nodding to Lehkurehn "Let's be off then"
  148. Apr 21 16:06:29 <SqueeGM>       "I'm just prone to mistakes sometimes. They don't really trust me for much," Wehroxix confesses.
  149. Apr 21 16:06:47 <SqueeGM>       Xisehdn glances at the towndog unhappily as she realizes Hotehkhehn and Lehkurehn are about to walk off with her.
  150. Apr 21 16:07:24 *       Hotehkhehn glances back to the ghost and gives a chuckle "Would you like to remain here?"
  151. Apr 21 16:07:42 <Hotehkhehn>    "i can give Lahodin your relic for now if you'd like"
  152. Apr 21 16:07:43 <Lehkurehn>     "say goodbye to your friend Xisehdn," Lehkurehn gives a polite nod to the patron.
  153. Apr 21 16:07:57 <Lehkurehn>     (or that)
  154. Apr 21 16:08:14 <Lehkurehn>     (That works better)
  155. Apr 21 16:08:14 <Kerosis>       "Oh. Well... you seem like a decent enough person to me, for what that's worth."
  156. Apr 21 16:08:14 *       Lahodin couldn't be less interested in arcitecture. IF it has a roof it works! bleh!. She gives a nod to Hotehkhehn, and Leh as they seem intent on wandering off. "I'll make sure she behaves~" Because Kerosis behaving is what they need to worry about I'm sure.
  157. Apr 21 16:09:36 <SqueeGM>       Xisehdn claps her hands happily and smiles at Lahodin, before turning back to her friend and complaining about how she doesn't know the names of the local Houses anymore.
  158. Apr 21 16:10:12 *       Lehkurehn stands up to shake the corpsebounds hand. "Im Lehkurehn. you?"
  159. Apr 21 16:10:14 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix smiles at Kerosis. "Thank you, Kerosis." He looks up briefly as the waitress sets down a cup of coffee for Kerosis, before taking a sip from his mug.
  160. Apr 21 16:10:43 <SqueeGM>       "Chalxix," the corpsebound replies, taking Lehkurehn's hand.
  161. Apr 21 16:11:56 *       Hotehkhehn passes Lahodin his relic "I'll be expecting that back you~" he says to her with chuckle, giving the ghost a smile and looking to chalxix "We'll be as quick as we are able, thankyou for this opportunity"
  162. Apr 21 16:12:23 <SqueeGM>       "You are welcome. Don't let me down," Chalxix responds.
  163. Apr 21 16:13:03 <Kerosis>       "Honestly, I've never seen why all the various houses can't get along better. Everyone just posturing and looking for a leg up against eachother... just seems silly to me."
  164. Apr 21 16:13:03 <Lehkurehn>     "we'll have you a resolution by the end of the day, hopefully." lehkurehn nods and begins towards the door happy to be back in his element.
  165. Apr 21 16:14:13 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix lowers his head a little as he realizes he bared his teeth at Kerosis accidentally, staring at his coffee. "Ah, you see? I'm no good at this..." He glances back up. "That's the way of life around here. The only way to really live comfortably is to be in a powerful House and to become a powerful House you have to step on a few other Houses."
  166. Apr 21 16:18:32 <SqueeGM>       (Oh, right.)
  167. Apr 21 16:18:43 *       Hotehkhehn is with Lek so yes onward!
  168. Apr 21 16:19:55 <SqueeGM>       Lehkurehn and Hotehkhehn walk out the door, leaving Lahodin to guard Kerosis as they step outside and head for the house indicated to them. It is a bit of a walk, since it is as the corpsebound said on the other side of town, but eventually Lehkurehn recognizes the weathervane and brown roof ahead of them. It's a rather tall building, squeezed in between two others, with a tarp over a merchant's stall on the side.
  169. Apr 21 16:20:40 <Lehkurehn>     "this must be the place."
  170. Apr 21 16:21:23 <Hotehkhehn>    "This must be the place" Hoten says, looking to Lekurehn "Let's be firm with him, since he lives alone if you can keep him talking i may be able to see about aquiring use some spare outfits while we're at it, two birds with one stone"
  171. Apr 21 16:21:33 <Hotehkhehn>    us*
  172. Apr 21 16:21:50 <Lehkurehn>     "Aye, birds."
  173. Apr 21 16:22:06 *       Lehkurehn examines the stall
  174. Apr 21 16:22:39 <SqueeGM>       Speaking of birds, there seems to be a birddemon sitting in the stall, inspecting his wares idly.
  175. Apr 21 16:24:47 *       Kerosis glances about nervously as people get up and leave.
  176. Apr 21 16:26:24 <Kerosis>       "So... what were you doing here before bumping into me, if you don't mind me asking?"
  177. Apr 21 16:27:50 <SqueeGM>       "Ah... mostly just drowning my sorrows in a cup. This is my day off, so..."
  178. Apr 21 16:28:31 <Lehkurehn>     "Hello, good merchant! we are looking for the resident of that house. Do you know him?"
  179. Apr 21 16:28:48 <Lahodin>       Lah is present. Should she interupt? It'd be so tempting, but hmm, honestly I think I'll wave on the side of caution as well. Lets see where this goes. Maybe too many people would scare him off <3~ But she certainly keeps an eye on their little herbalist regardless.
  180. Apr 21 16:29:38 *       Hotehkhehn walks alongside Lehkurehn and looks to the door, tempted to just go ahead and knock on it. but he'll remain where he is for now, looking to the birddemon casually and offering a bow of his head.
  181. Apr 21 16:29:56 <Kerosis>       "I'd imagine you'd want something stronger than coffee then... but what is it that's bothering you so much? You still haven't said."
  182. Apr 21 16:29:57 <SqueeGM>       The birddemon looks up, squawking at them as he quickly gets onto his feet and waves at his wares. "Many fine things to buy!" he says in broken speech. "Very food for catch fish, yes? You want get."
  183. Apr 21 16:30:49 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix chuckles softly, raising his mug and looking inside. "It's wine-coffee. I thought I did say, though. I can never seem to catch a break."
  184. Apr 21 16:31:05 *       Lehkurehn shakes his head. "No thank you. Resident here? You know his name?"
  185. Apr 21 16:31:49 <Hotehkhehn>    And with that Hoten just kind of, wanders over to the house itself and raps on the door.
  186. Apr 21 16:31:53 <SqueeGM>       The bird tilts his head at Lehkurehn, blinking his beady eyes at him. "Worms for catch fish? Be big-name fish catcher?"
  187. Apr 21 16:33:00 <SqueeGM>       After a few knocks, the door opens, and a tombdog peeks his head through the crack guardedly. "What do you want?"
  188. Apr 21 16:33:33 <Lehkurehn>     "uhh... Nevermind. Have a good day!"
  189. Apr 21 16:33:49 *       Lehkurehn quickly catches up with hohteh
  190. Apr 21 16:33:54 <SqueeGM>       The bird stares at Lehkurehn, looking disappointed as he walks away, then sits back down.
  191. Apr 21 16:34:00 *       Kerosis takes another sip. "Oh. I see... and no, I don't think you did, exactly. Just... something about feeling guilty over something, was it?"
  192. Apr 21 16:34:38 <SqueeGM>       3d6
  193. Apr 21 16:34:39 <Dicey> SqueeGM, 3d6: 11 [3d6=3,5,3]
  194. Apr 21 16:35:28 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix sighs. "Maybe all the mistakes I've made..." He points at Lahodin sitting at the table away from them. "Is she a friend of yours? She seems to be looking at us a lot."
  195. Apr 21 16:35:57 *       Hotehkhehn starts off by obsercing the colours of the tombdog before casually slipping his foot into the door "We're here on behalf of Chalxix, we understand you owe him money from gambling debts"
  196. Apr 21 16:36:02 <Hotehkhehn>    observing*
  197. Apr 21 16:36:48 <SqueeGM>       The dog is in the town's colors, and he tries to shut the door when Hotehkhehn puts his foot inside, unsuccessfully. He scowls at Hotehkhehn. "Tell him I'm not paying! It's not fair, they cheated!"
  198. Apr 21 16:36:54 <Lahodin>       "Hehe, Don't mind me hun, was just given orders to make sure someone doesn't take advantage." Small wink just because I feel like being terrible.
  199. Apr 21 16:37:32 <Lehkurehn>     "pardon me sir. Did you say they cheated?"
  200. Apr 21 16:37:35 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix closes his eyes and rubs his face with his hand.
  201. Apr 21 16:37:38 *       Kerosis slumps down all embarrassed.
  202. Apr 21 16:37:51 <Lehkurehn>     "please explain your evidence."
  203. Apr 21 16:38:07 <Hotehkhehn>    "Why don't you let us inside so we can discuss this properly? I'd rather not cause a scene" Hoten adds
  204. Apr 21 16:38:38 <SqueeGM>       "They did, they did!" The tombdog whines. "There's no way they could have rolled that well! They must have been cheating!" He presses his body against the crack to keep Hotehkhehn out.
  205. Apr 21 16:39:17 <Lehkurehn>     "we should let ourselves inside to discuss this properly."
  206. Apr 21 16:39:23 <Hotehkhehn>    At which point Hotehn bares his teeth a little "please think long and hard about what happens when you crush the foot of a man holding a spear"
  207. Apr 21 16:39:53 *       Kerosis looks over at Lahodin. "Um... this is Wehroxix by the way, if you wanted to say hello."
  208. Apr 21 16:39:54 *       Lehkurehn smirks
  209. Apr 21 16:40:07 <SqueeGM>       Roll to intimidate, Hotehkhehn? Influence.
  210. Apr 21 16:40:11 *       Lahodin gives a laugh "Don't worry~, I'm kidding~ Well. Maybe not completely." She gives him a wave. "Afternoon sir~"
  211. Apr 21 16:40:18 <Hotehkhehn>    3d6
  212. Apr 21 16:40:19 <Dicey> Hotehkhehn, 3d6: 10 [3d6=3,4,3]
  213. Apr 21 16:40:42 <SqueeGM>       The tombdog doesn't meet Hotehkhehn's eyes. "It's not as bad as what happens when I let the man with the spear inside."
  214. Apr 21 16:41:00 *       Kerosis downs some more coffee to settle her nerves.
  215. Apr 21 16:41:03 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix keeps his hand over his eyes. "Hello."
  216. Apr 21 16:41:57 <Hotehkhehn>    "We want to settle this none violently" Hotehn says "If nothing else we want to discuss the terms of your loss if you cannot afford payment, you cannot blame good fortune on either side for gambling, that is the risk you take"
  217. Apr 21 16:43:16 <SqueeGM>       "But it's not fair!" the tombdog whines. "Chalxix wouldn't listen to me. I don't want to pay those cheaters."
  218. Apr 21 16:43:18 <Lehkurehn>     "Now please, let us discuss this let gentlemen and not enemies." we do really mean you no harm."
  219. Apr 21 16:43:24 *       Lahodin gives another light laugh "Oh heavens. You two really are a pair; I was only teasing love. No need to hide away." She gives a sigh and stands. Might as well leave the two alone if I must ;p
  220. Apr 21 16:43:55 <SqueeGM>       "Do you know her?" Wehroxix whispers to Kerosis.
  221. Apr 21 16:44:37 <Hotehkhehn>    "And do you think hiding from them will help? What will you do when he sends people that -don't- want to talk? This isn't a shakedown, but if you keep hiding from him it won't be long before he sends someone who -will- settle this violently"
  222. Apr 21 16:45:17 <Hotehkhehn>    "Like it or not, Chalxix thinks you owe him, he's not going to let you get away from him"
  223. Apr 21 16:45:32 *       Kerosis whispers back "Not... especially well no. She was in the party I came to town with is all. I suppose I could ask her to leave if you'd rather talk more privately?"
  224. Apr 21 16:45:48 *       Lahodin is already leaving ;p
  225. Apr 21 16:46:08 <Lehkurehn>     "think of us as your last chance at reason. so let's reason, Stranger-friend."
  226. Apr 21 16:46:32 <SqueeGM>       Influence, Lehkurehn? +1 from Hotehkhehn.
  227. Apr 21 16:47:12 *       Entity5 has quit (Remote host closed the connection)
  228. Apr 21 16:47:26 <Lehkurehn>     3d6 + 2
  229. Apr 21 16:47:27 <Dicey> Lehkurehn, + 2: 11 [3d6=3,2,6]
  230. Apr 21 16:47:56 <Lehkurehn>     13
  231. Apr 21 16:48:01 *       Kerosis drinks more.
  232. Apr 21 16:48:54 <SqueeGM>       The tombdog wavers, then sighs. He disappears from the doorway for a while, then throws a small sack of coins out of the crack onto the ground in front of Lehkurehn. "Go 'way."
  233. Apr 21 16:49:37 *       Hotehkhehn leaves his foot in the door for now as he looks to the bag "Give it a quick count hm?"
  234. Apr 21 16:49:43 <Kerosis>       "So... what was it you were saying was troubling you?"
  235. Apr 21 16:49:50 <SqueeGM>       "Well, she's left, at least. I thought you were waiting for the people you came here for? Shouldn't you be going with her?"
  236. Apr 21 16:49:53 *       Lehkurehn picks up the pack and idly looks inside. "have a good day and perhaps be more careful with whom you game."
  237. Apr 21 16:50:16 <SqueeGM>       Sure enough, there are ten Asixhredn dollar coins in there, quite a tidy sum.
  238. Apr 21 16:50:46 *       Lehkurehn puts it in his inside-mantle pocket
  239. Apr 21 16:50:59 <Lehkurehn>     "maybe this time I won't get robbed."
  240. Apr 21 16:51:13 <SqueeGM>       You could buy some good armor for that kind of cash.
  241. Apr 21 16:51:58 <Lehkurehn>     "Hoteh, we have our quarry. let's get back to our employer before he begins missing us."
  242. Apr 21 16:52:51 *       Hotehkhehn extracts his foot and bows to the man "Have a nice day" and with that looks to Lek and nods "Yes, let's get back, I trust we'll be splitting our reward?"
  243. Apr 21 16:53:01 <SqueeGM>       The tombdog shuts the door firmly and locks it.
  244. Apr 21 16:53:13 <Kerosis>       "I think she may have just been getting some air... there were a couple others in our party originally. Really not at all sure how long they'll be."
  245. Apr 21 16:53:40 <SqueeGM>       "Perhaps you'd better be getting along, then. I don't mean to keep you," he says reluctantly.
  246. Apr 21 16:53:46 <Lehkurehn>     "aye. that is only fair."
  247. Apr 21 16:54:57 <Kerosis>       "Oh... I'm sorry, was I prying too much?"
  248. Apr 21 16:55:32 <SqueeGM>       "I just don't want to keep you. I'd hate to delay you if you need to go with your friends."
  249. Apr 21 16:55:53 *       Hotehkhehn nods "Then lets get back, I'm sure the others will be missing us by now"
  250. Apr 21 16:56:33 <SqueeGM>       Hotehkhehn and Lehkurehn trek the long walk back to the coffee house, taking a little longer since they have to remember what it looks like, but eventually find it by nature of spotting Lahodin leaning against the wall outside it.
  251. Apr 21 16:57:05 <Kerosis>       "Oh... well again, I'm supposed to meet them back here, eventually. I have nowhere else I need to be in the meantime."
  252. Apr 21 16:57:08 <Lehkurehn>     "Evenin' Lah,"
  253. Apr 21 16:57:48 <SqueeGM>       "Well... perhaps we could go somewhere your friend is less likely to, er, watch over us?" he suggests.
  254. Apr 21 16:57:50 *       Hotehkhehn gives Lahodin a wave "We're back, and successful at that, you still have the reliquary?" the man holding out his hand for it before peeking through the coffee house door for their corpsebound friend, waving him outside if he is visible.
  255. Apr 21 16:58:26 <Kerosis>       "Oh. Um... I suppose we could... possibly. What sort of place was it you had in mind, exactly?"
  256. Apr 21 16:59:28 <SqueeGM>       Peeking inside, Hotehkhehn sees Kerosis and Wehroxix still sitting together, and Xisehdn straining at the outer boundary of her ghostly leash to talk to the towndog from before, who has relocated closer to the door for her.
  257. Apr 21 17:00:26 <Lahodin>       Lahodin is just enjoying the fresh air, preferably with something to lean on. She gives Hotehkhehn and Lehkurehn a wave as well, patting the reliquary with her free hand. "Well that was quick. Didn't hurt the poor creature did you? Good way to get a bad reputation fast that." she gives a laugh glancing back "Oh, the bow figured out I was spying. Sneaky thing. Almost as skitish as she is the
  258. Apr 21 17:00:26 <Lahodin>       minute he figured that out. Figured I'd be better set out here."
  259. Apr 21 17:00:43 <SqueeGM>       "Perhaps the park? Or the hills outside the city are nice, you can see quite a ways."
  260. Apr 21 17:03:01 <Kerosis>       "Well, I'd imagine you'd know the area better than I would."
  261. Apr 21 17:03:28 *       Hotehkhehn is looking for Chalxix, aiming to wave down the corspebound to join them outside so they can finish their job.
  262. Apr 21 17:03:53 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix waits for his coffee to be refilled, then stands up, holding out his hand to her. "Let's go, then."
  263. Apr 21 17:04:07 <SqueeGM>       The corpsebound sees Hotehkhehn waving at him, and steps outside to join them. "Were you able to convince him?"
  264. Apr 21 17:04:29 <Kerosis>       "All right then..."
  265. Apr 21 17:04:39 *       Kerosis finishes coffee, gets up, follows.
  266. Apr 21 17:04:44 <Lehkurehn>     "we were."
  267. Apr 21 17:04:52 *       Hotehkhehn gives a nod, looking to Leh "indeed"
  268. Apr 21 17:05:09 *       Lehkurehn hands him the bag. "and your end?"
  269. Apr 21 17:06:14 <SqueeGM>       Chalxix opens the small bag and nods approvingly, handing Lehkurehn one of the dollars. "There you are. What questions do you have about the town or the buildings therein?" Behind him, Kerosis exits the bar with Wehroxix, heading away from them, though the Housedog doesn't seem to notice.
  270. Apr 21 17:07:39 *       Kerosis kinda glances back towards everyone else with a nervous I-have-no-real-plan-here sorta look.
  271. Apr 21 17:08:30 *       Lahodin gives Kerosis a smile and a wave, not seeming worried at all as if she's saying 'have fun' without speaking it aloud. Because she's mean. Here's hoping she actually finds something out <3~
  272. Apr 21 17:09:19 <Lehkurehn>     "well... What can you tell us about the town. specifically Asixhredn's holdings?"
  273. Apr 21 17:09:25 <Lahodin>       Once she and her new friend are out of earshot she does ask the other two though "So~ Still want me to play chaperon?"
  274. Apr 21 17:09:55 *       Kerosis nervously says "So... nice city you have here..."
  275. Apr 21 17:10:12 <Hotehkhehn>    "Do i get no payment?" Hoten inquires to the corpsebound,
  276. Apr 21 17:10:54 <Lehkurehn>     "i'll split it later hoteh"
  277. Apr 21 17:11:26 <SqueeGM>       "You mean the manor? That's the big Asixhredn building in town."
  278. Apr 21 17:12:14 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix nods at Kerosis as he strolls along toward the gate. "Yes, it's a nice place, really, I've been trying to get settled in." He takes a sip from his coffee.
  279. Apr 21 17:12:53 <Lehkurehn>     "yes, also if you would Lah."
  280. Apr 21 17:13:39 <Kerosis>       "Oh, you're new to the area yourself then?"
  281. Apr 21 17:14:17 *       Lahodin sighs shaking her head "you know, shy or not she -is- a grown women. But fine, fine just this once." another light laugh, and why not, lets see if she can hang out without being seen. Hopefully he'll have no ranks in listen and it'll be 2d6 VS 3d6+2 <3~ Or not!
  282. Apr 21 17:14:25 <SqueeGM>       "Well, we've only had this town for a few years." At this point Lahodin needs to track the two of them to catch up, DC 8.
  283. Apr 21 17:14:41 <Lahodin>       3d6
  284. Apr 21 17:14:41 <Dicey> Lahodin, 3d6: 10 [3d6=1,3,6]
  285. Apr 21 17:14:51 <Lahodin>       (And actual stealth check)
  286. Apr 21 17:14:54 <Lahodin>       3d6+3
  287. Apr 21 17:14:54 <Dicey> Lahodin, 3d6+3: 14 [3d6=4,1,6]
  288. Apr 21 17:15:22 <Lahodin>       (err 13* it's +2 not +3 sorry)
  289. Apr 21 17:16:16 <SqueeGM>       The corpsebound thinks for a moment. "It's three stories, a nice place, they took it over from the last House that controlled this town. I've been in there before when I was alive. There's a balcony on the second floor connected to a ballroom, and most of the virgin bedrooms are downstairs, across from the kitchen and dining room. The second floor is mostly made up of more bedrooms, and the bathroom is up there, which is a bi
  290. Apr 21 17:16:16 <SqueeGM>       t inconvenient. There's some really nice gardens on the roof."
  291. Apr 21 17:17:51 <Kerosis>       "Oh. Sorry I'm not really up on any of the local history or anything... how exactly did your house come to control the area?"
  292. Apr 21 17:18:04 <SqueeGM>       "They keep most of their things on the third floor, but you probably wouldn't be allowed on there. If you can, you should try and get invited to a party some time. The manor is quite nice."
  293. Apr 21 17:18:27 <SqueeGM>       2d6
  294. Apr 21 17:18:27 <Dicey> SqueeGM, 2d6: 5 [2d6=4,1]
  295. Apr 21 17:19:19 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix tilts his head back at Kerosis, completely failing to notice Lahodin trailing behind them casually. "We took it over when the last House fell. What remained of them we absorbed by marriage, and, well, basically got it without shedding any blood."
  296. Apr 21 17:19:53 <Lehkurehn>     "A party, eh? I haven't been to a party since I was a child. Are they known for these parties?"
  297. Apr 21 17:21:36 *       Lahodin will be eves droping of course. And will be sure to spread whatever horrible gossip she hears ^_~ maybe~
  298. Apr 21 17:21:44 <SqueeGM>       "They usually throw them whenever they celebrate something. It's worth sticking around for. Who knows, you might meet you wife there." The corpsebound seems to be trying to grin, but it's not much different from normal.
  299. Apr 21 17:22:01 <SqueeGM>       Listen roll, Lahodin?
  300. Apr 21 17:22:19 <SqueeGM>       DC 6.
  301. Apr 21 17:22:43 <Lahodin>       kay~
  302. Apr 21 17:22:46 <Lahodin>       3d6
  303. Apr 21 17:22:46 <Dicey> Lahodin, 3d6: 4 [3d6=1,1,2]
  304. Apr 21 17:22:50 <Kerosis>       "I see. I wasn't aware that sort of thing could be accomplished just with who marries who. Is that really all it takes to move up in the world?"
  305. Apr 21 17:22:51 *       Lahodin can't make it out bleh!
  306. Apr 21 17:23:35 <SqueeGM>       "It is, actually. Where were you raised? I thought most dogs knew that. Houses intermarry to form political bonds and gain power and prominence."
  307. Apr 21 17:26:08 <Kerosis>       "Well yes... I suppose I just never really thought it through. I'm most likely not going to marry anyone of any importance myself, so, it's not something I try to concern myself with."
  308. Apr 21 17:27:06 <SqueeGM>       "If you're in one of the really big Houses, further inland, your marriage is planned years before you're even born, along with how many kids you're going to have." Wehroxix escorts Kerosis politely through the gates, and gestures to one of the hills, taking another sip of his coffee.
  309. Apr 21 17:28:02 *       Lahodin is... probably going to have to do some more sneaking to a better spot to listen later, but for the time being she'll keep track of them at least. Whatever they're talking about Kerosis can inform her later after all. This is more for safety reasons right? Or not ^_~
  310. Apr 21 17:28:45 <SqueeGM>       Lahodin presumably takes refuge by a tree or something, out of Wehroxix's sight, where she can keep an eye on them.
  311. Apr 21 17:29:58 <Lahodin>       I shall name it Wallace the willow. Even though he isn't a Willow ;p
  312. Apr 21 17:30:33 <Lahodin>       But yes, Lahodin gives a sigh, and leans up against her little hiding spot for now, quite enjoying the shade, and the solitude, though twitching ears quite annoyed that the voices are like whispers at this distance.
  313. Apr 21 17:31:24 *       Kerosis also drinks up, and looks around. "Well... that sounds like something that would get difficult to manage. If someone only ever had sons for instance. Still... if that's really all that's involved in the major politics... what was it that had you so upset today? Wedding plans that went against your hopes?"
  314. Apr 21 17:32:48 <SqueeGM>       "Hmm? No. I was just disappointed with myself. I told you I'm not very good at things. I'm never going to be somebody important making all the mistakes I do."
  315. Apr 21 17:33:58 <Lehkurehn>     "let's go get that coin split, Hotehkhehn."
  316. Apr 21 17:34:35 <SqueeGM>       The corpsebound waves goodbye to Lehkurehn and Hotehkhehn. "Good luck, of-Kaliaxix. I hope you get to see the inside of the manor some day, it's quite pretty."
  317. Apr 21 17:35:16 <Kerosis>       "Well, everyone makes mistakes now and then, don't they? I imagine the consequences of some are worse than others. I mean, if I gave someone the wrong medicine it could kill them, but I can't imagine you're in a position like that..."
  318. Apr 21 17:35:25 <SqueeGM>       Meanwhile, Xisehdn finally exits the coffeehouse, sighing. "Well, at least I had a good talk. Let's go, then?"
  319. Apr 21 17:35:57 *       Hotehkhehn gives a nod, following Lehkurehn along and shaking his head once they are clear "one coin? Bah, we should have just pocketed the bag for ourselves for such payment" the man sighing "At any rate we still don't have the clothing we need, we may have to just go with your plan and get inside under flase pretences"
  320. Apr 21 17:36:00 <SqueeGM>       "No, they just don't see me as trustworthy. I don't get a chance to prove myself," the Housedog sighs.
  321. Apr 21 17:38:06 *       Lehkurehn has quit (Quit: ajax IRC Client)
  322. Apr 21 17:39:32 *       Bluejay ( has joined #tombdogs
  323. Apr 21 17:39:37 <Bluejay>       (sorry)
  324. Apr 21 17:40:23 <Bluejay>       find a merchant or lender to break our coin into change
  325. Apr 21 17:41:13 *       Kerosis puts a comforting hand on his shoulder. "Again, you seem like a decent enough person to me. What was it nobody wanted to trust you with?"
  326. Apr 21 17:41:25 *       Bluejay is now known as Lehkurehn
  327. Apr 21 17:42:24 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix tilts his head at her. "Nothing in specific. Just in general."
  328. Apr 21 17:44:32 *       Kerosis nods, drinks. "So... the view up here is rather impressive. Anything worth pointing out?"
  329. Apr 21 17:45:08 *       Bluejay ( has joined #tombdogs
  330. Apr 21 17:45:13 <SqueeGM>       Lehkurehn and Hotehkhehn head to the stranger's inn, where they can find someone to change their money.
  331. Apr 21 17:46:11 <Bluejay>       I ask the person to split the money into smaller coins. Asixhredn coin preferably
  332. Apr 21 17:46:28 *       Lehkurehn has quit ()
  333. Apr 21 17:46:52 *       Bluejay is now known as Lehkurehn
  334. Apr 21 17:47:14 <SqueeGM>       "Greetings offered, of-Kaliaxix," the money-changer says as they approach him, leaning against the table. "Smaller coins, eh?" He takes the dollar and puts it in a jar, and hands Lehkurehn back eight Asixhredn pennies and a Xerehn penny.
  335. Apr 21 17:47:50 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix glances around, leaning back onto his hands. "Unfortunately, you can't see the ocean from here. But it's still some pretty hills."
  336. Apr 21 17:49:18 <Lehkurehn>     (This is accurate?) "Thank you," I hand hoteh 4 pennies and the Xerehn penny.
  337. Apr 21 17:49:25 <Lehkurehn>     "this is yours."
  338. Apr 21 17:50:14 <SqueeGM>       (Roll Mercantilism.)
  339. Apr 21 17:50:27 *       Hotehkhehn accepts his coin and nods in thanks
  340. Apr 21 17:52:24 *       Lahodin decides she's still -horribly- curious as to what they're saying. Obviously because this might be super important house bussiness I'm sure. Yes that's exactly the reason. She peers around for another hiding spot that might give her ears a better vantage point.
  341. Apr 21 17:52:31 <Lehkurehn>     3d6+1
  342. Apr 21 17:52:31 <Dicey> Lehkurehn, 3d6+1: 13 [3d6=3,4,5]
  343. Apr 21 17:53:49 *       Kerosis nods, points back towards the most prominent building in town, and asks "So what's that over here?"
  344. Apr 21 17:55:19 <SqueeGM>       Despite his somewhat limited knowledge of the area, Lehkurehn determines that the Asixhredn dollar is worth nine Asixhredn pennies, so presumably the missing Xerehn coin was the transaction fee.
  345. Apr 21 17:55:37 <SqueeGM>       "Ah, that? That's the Asixhredn manor. I live there."
  346. Apr 21 17:57:02 <Lehkurehn>     cool.
  347. Apr 21 17:57:31 <SqueeGM>       Lahodin, Stealth, then Listen?
  348. Apr 21 17:57:35 <Kerosis>       "Oh? It looks rather impressive..."
  349. Apr 21 17:57:40 <Lehkurehn>      I give hoteh the larger share
  350. Apr 21 17:57:48 <Lahodin>       3d6+2
  351. Apr 21 17:57:48 <Dicey> Lahodin, 3d6+2: 15 [3d6=5,4,4]
  352. Apr 21 17:57:52 <Lahodin>       3d6+1
  353. Apr 21 17:57:52 <Dicey> Lahodin, 3d6+1: 13 [3d6=5,6,1]
  354. Apr 21 17:57:54 <SqueeGM>       2d6
  355. Apr 21 17:57:54 <Dicey> SqueeGM, 2d6: 8 [2d6=3,5]
  356. Apr 21 17:58:02 <SqueeGM>       Lahodin can now hear everything the two are saying.
  357. Apr 21 17:58:04 *       Kerosis takes another swig to steel nerves up.
  358. Apr 21 17:58:14 *       Lahodin is probably going to be disapointed
  359. Apr 21 17:59:03 <SqueeGM>       "Yes, it's a nice place, we inherited it from the last House. It's three stories, with gardens on the roof."
  360. Apr 21 18:00:30 *       dot_asp (dot_asp@6EBE11C3.7354B5DF.F57377CE.IP) has joined #tombdogs
  361. Apr 21 18:03:34 <Kerosis>       "Gardens? That sounds rather pleasant. I don't suppose there'd be any chance you could show me?"
  362. Apr 21 18:04:27 *       Hotehkhehn looks to Lehkurehn "Shall we head back to the coffee shop? Perhaps we can get more work while we wait, or try to increase our winnings at that corpsebounds gambling table"
  363. Apr 21 18:05:34 <Lehkurehn>     "Sounds like a plan. Lead the way."
  364. Apr 21 18:05:53 <SqueeGM>       "Ah... that might be a bit difficult, since you're from a rival House..."
  365. Apr 21 18:06:55 <SqueeGM>       Hotehkhehn and Lehkurehn head back to the coffeehouse and find a table. Do they join the gambling?
  366. Apr 21 18:08:23 <Hotehkhehn>    Well, before that he'll approach Chalxix "Greetings once more, do you know anyone who would have more work for us?"
  367. Apr 21 18:08:58 <SqueeGM>       Chalxix shakes his head at them. "I'm afraid not, that was all I needed done."
  368. Apr 21 18:09:36 *       Kerosis fidgets a bit. "Well, again, I'm not really much for politics. What if I wasn't dressed like this? Would it cause any trouble then?"
  369. Apr 21 18:11:52 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix looks concerned. "Um, well, that'd be... sort of... if you wanted to, we could try it, I guess... you could try going up the back, and no one would bother you up there if you were in our colors."
  370. Apr 21 18:18:05 *       Hotehkhehn gives a nod "in that case, i might aswell ask, you are a gambling man yes? What game is it you play?"
  371. Apr 21 18:18:07 <Kerosis>       "Up the back?"
  372. Apr 21 18:21:00 <SqueeGM>       "We mostly play six-and-color, it's fairly simple. You roll the die and a little colored coin. If the coin is red, you add one, if it's black, you subtract one." Chalxix explains. "If it's a tie you roll again, and if you get a seven they have to pay double."
  373. Apr 21 18:22:44 <Hotehkhehn>    "And the winner is the one that score highest?"
  374. Apr 21 18:22:44 <Lehkurehn>     "Interested?"
  375. Apr 21 18:22:45 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix nods at Kerosis. "Yeah, sort of... climb up the back, maybe? There's an alleyway, and I could throw you a rope down. It's that or try and get in from a roof on a building nearby, I don't think you could get past the guards..."
  376. Apr 21 18:22:53 <SqueeGM>       "Yes," Chalxix informs Hotehkhehn.
  377. Apr 21 18:24:15 <Kerosis>       "That sounds a bit dangerous... there's no chance you could just pass me off some other way, is there?"
  378. Apr 21 18:24:16 <Hotehkhehn>    "I will think about it, though for now I'd like to ask you something, can you direct me to a decent, affordable tailor?"
  379. Apr 21 18:24:39 *       Lahodin can't help but think to herself this one really is desperate isnt he <3~?
  380. Apr 21 18:24:56 <SqueeGM>       "I don't think so... maybe you should wait for a ball."
  381. Apr 21 18:25:58 <Kerosis>       "A ball?"
  382. Apr 21 18:26:11 <SqueeGM>       "You know. A fancy party. They hold them sometimes."
  383. Apr 21 18:26:27 <Kerosis>       "Well yes. I mean, is there one planned for any time soon?"
  384. Apr 21 18:26:37 <SqueeGM>       "Certainly," Chalxix says. "Why do you need new clothing?"
  385. Apr 21 18:27:16 <SqueeGM>       "I don't think so. I wouldn't really know," Wehroxix says.
  386. Apr 21 18:27:33 *       Hotehkhehn chuckles "Not for me, it's for a friend, their skirt is ripped in a rather.... innapropriate area? I'd like to find someone with some level of skill in sewing, but a tailor would do fine, I'd like to spend my payment somewhere nice after all"
  387. Apr 21 18:28:45 <Kerosis>       "Oh. Well, if there is and I'm still in town, that sounds like it would be rather nice."
  388. Apr 21 18:28:46 <SqueeGM>       "Ah, well, if you just need a repair, certainly. There's one down the street a few blocks," Chalxix says.
  389. Apr 21 18:29:09 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix nods at her sheepishly. "Hopefully." He takes another swig of wine-coffee.
  390. Apr 21 18:29:48 *       Kerosis finishes hers. "Um... I imagine these cups need returning, don't they?"
  391. Apr 21 18:30:46 <SqueeGM>       "Oh, well, you sorta pay for them too, that's why refills are cheaper. You can bring them back for a refund, though."
  392. Apr 21 18:31:10 *       Hotehkhehn nods gratefully, looking to Lekurehn "Coming? Or would you like to gamble while see to buisiness?"
  393. Apr 21 18:31:16 <Hotehkhehn>    I see*
  394. Apr 21 18:31:36 <Lehkurehn>     business
  395. Apr 21 18:31:56 <Kerosis>       "Oh. Interesting."
  396. Apr 21 18:34:37 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix yawns and stretches, tipping back the rest of his coffee. "Well, what are you going to be doing while you're in town?"
  397. Apr 21 18:36:05 *       Hotehkhehn goes ahead and makes for the tailor.
  398. Apr 21 18:36:14 *       Lehkurehn follows
  399. Apr 21 18:37:06 <Kerosis>       "Well... I suppose I need to meet back with everyone I came to town with, take care of a few more errands... I may be free again later though at some point, I imagine."
  400. Apr 21 18:37:43 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix nods at her. "I'll see you around, then. Good luck." He lays back in the grass.
  401. Apr 21 18:38:29 <Kerosis>       "Yes... hopefully so."
  402. Apr 21 18:38:50 *       Kerosis gets up and starts heading back to town to spill some beans to everyone else.
  403. Apr 21 18:39:38 *       Lahodin sighs. Well that's no fun at all! oh well. she'll be sure to quiet about it as she heads back into town, probably meeting up with Kerosis half-way, with a tap on the shoulder.
  404. Apr 21 18:40:09 *       Kerosis catches herself and shouts a quick "Thank you again for the coffee, I had a very nice time!"
  405. Apr 21 18:40:42 <SqueeGM>       Wehroxix waves to her as she heads back.
  406. Apr 21 18:41:18 <SqueeGM>       Hotehkhehn and Lehkurehn arrive at the tailor that Chalxix recommended. The clothierdog looks up as they enter and waves at them. "Can I get you anything, of-Kaliaxix?" she asks.
  407. Apr 21 18:42:12 <Lehkurehn>     (defers to hoteh)
  408. Apr 21 18:42:33 *       Kerosis is generally freaked out at Lahodin reappearing.
  409. Apr 21 18:44:00 *       Kerosis quickly summarizes about the rooftop garden entrance and guards and probabilitiy of disguises working and such
  410. Apr 21 18:45:14 <Kerosis>       "Also that the locals put wine in their coffee it seems... I probably shouldn't have drank it all but I get nervous in these sorts of situations."
  411. Apr 21 18:46:04 *       Hotehkhehn gives a nod "Indeed, I'm here on business of a friend of mine, an Asixhredn member, he sent me here on his behalf as his clothes are currently... damaged, one could say, I'm hoping to get a replacement, qould you be able to give me a price quote on a second hand shirt, skirt and mantle? The cheapest you have"
  412. Apr 21 18:46:27 *       Lahodin is generaly horribly amsued by Kerosis freaking out, snickering. "Ah~ Oh you're just a button aren't you" she wiggles a finger, giving a nod "Oh I heard most of that already." She gives a dimissive wave, nonchalant at all "Nothing personal, I think your big brothers were worried." she gives a wink "Anyway might as well find those two now. Surprised disguises would work... must get
  413. Apr 21 18:46:27 *       Lahodin alot of people from out of town." she rubs her chin before shruging "It's something though."
  414. Apr 21 18:47:39 <SqueeGM>       "Ah, I see," the clothier says, quirking an eyebrow at Hotehkhehn. "Odd that they would not send one of their own House, but rather a rival House."
  415. Apr 21 18:47:43 <Kerosis>       "I'd imagine they must yes... or everyone just minds their business inside, possibly."
  416. Apr 21 18:47:48 <SqueeGM>       Can I get an Influence check, DC 10?
  417. Apr 21 18:47:57 <Hotehkhehn>    3d6
  418. Apr 21 18:47:58 <Dicey> Hotehkhehn, 3d6: 8 [3d6=3,1,4]
  419. Apr 21 18:48:36 <SqueeGM>       The clothier leans across the table. "Of-Kaliaxix, I will give you some advice. It would be unwise for you to be seen carrying around clothes of Asixhredn color. Tell them to send someone else."
  420. Apr 21 18:49:38 <Lehkurehn>     "you're not very convincing friend, I told you he should of sent Tabehrix instead."
  421. Apr 21 18:50:06 <Lehkurehn>     "sorry for wasting your time."
  422. Apr 21 18:50:10 *       Hotehkhehn shrugs "He is a friend of mine as I say, it's an embarassing situation and he wanted someone else" the canine giving a sigh "It's a shame really, such hassle"
  423. Apr 21 18:50:25 *       Lehkurehn leaves
  424. Apr 21 18:50:29 <SqueeGM>       The clothier nods at them. "Just a friendly tip so you do not get in trouble."
  425. Apr 21 18:50:50 *       Hotehkhehn might aswell follow "As you wish"
  426. Apr 21 18:51:46 <Lehkurehn>     "well that was dumb," lehkurehn mutters
  427. Apr 21 18:51:58 <SqueeGM>       Lahodin and Kerosis presumably meet up with Hotehkhehn and Lehkurehn at the coffeehouse again.
  428. Apr 21 18:52:23 <Hotehkhehn>    "You have a better idea?" Hotehn says to the man with eyes narrowed.
  429. Apr 21 18:53:07 <Lehkurehn>     "not really, but ask for their colors seems like the worst way to go about it,"
  430. Apr 21 18:54:18 <Hotehkhehn>    "And robbing them is any better? N offense but you aren't bringing much to the table here"
  431. Apr 21 18:55:23 *       Kerosis turns that cup in for a rebate... or refill if that'd cover it.
  432. Apr 21 18:55:39 <Lehkurehn>     "Nor you," he quips. "I think Kerosis is the only one whos accomplished anything approaching progress."
  433. Apr 21 18:56:07 <SqueeGM>       Kerosis gets a Xerehn penny for the cup.
  434. Apr 21 18:57:37 <Hotehkhehn>    "I'm trying, there is a difference" Hotehn replies "i was brought here to guard you during this task, so far we've accomplished little so I attempted something on my own initiative"
  435. Apr 21 18:58:24 <Hotehkhehn>    "if you'd prefer I can just stand here and hold my spear some more, easier pay for me when this is done"
  436. Apr 21 18:58:28 <SqueeGM>       Lehkurehn and Hotehkhehn totally arguing in front of Lahodin.
  437. Apr 21 18:58:30 *       Kerosis gathers her nerves a bit and recalls "Oh, and apparently they've been known to throw balls now again open to more of the public."
  438. Apr 21 18:59:07 <Lehkurehn>     "you should of at least told me the plan," lehkurehn insists. "you're not the most convincing dog around."
  439. Apr 21 18:59:18 <Hotehkhehn>    "Well, one thing we did learn is that they keep all their valuables on the third floor, the documents are most likely there" Hotehn says, shifting back to Kerosis and Lahodin.
  440. Apr 21 18:59:36 *       Lahodin is pretty sure we're all back together no hm? gives a 'tch tch' at their bickering "Now, now boys That's enough. Not helping matters by bickering so." She gives a shrug "Well Kerosis's little admire gave us a few hints, question is what do we do with them hm?"
  441. Apr 21 19:00:03 <Kerosis>       "Might want to discuss that somewhere less public."
  442. Apr 21 19:00:06 *       Lahodin will not blab on about this if it looks like someones watching them of course or they're in a huge crowded room but yes
  443. Apr 21 19:00:12 <Kerosis>       (or did we already leave?)
  444. Apr 21 19:00:20 *       Hotehkhehn is keeping his voice down of course
  445. Apr 21 19:01:37 <Lehkurehn>     "If we need to discuss we can do it back at <house>"
  446. Apr 21 19:02:15 <SqueeGM>       Let's assume they are out front.
  447. Apr 21 19:02:18 <Lehkurehn>     valehrisis
  448. Apr 21 19:05:47 <SqueeGM>       The party heads back to Valehrisis's house. She seems surprised to see them back. "Hello again! Do you need something?"
  449. Apr 21 19:05:49 <Hotehkhehn>    "The last step in our plan is we need the house colours, I made an attempt but failed, our best option would be to find another tailor in town and Lek try his luck seeing as I'm 'unconvinicing'" Hotehn says before giving a stretch "We have some coin so we may be able to afford some second hand robes"
  450. Apr 21 19:06:59 <Lehkurehn>     "we could also get town colors easier
  451. Apr 21 19:08:14 <Lehkurehn>     "hello Valehrisis, We just needed a safe place to talk for a bit."
  452. Apr 21 19:08:39 <Lehkurehn>     "we figured you were the the place"
  453. Apr 21 19:08:40 <Kerosis>       "Well... I for one have no interest in any dangerous rooftop escapades."
  454. Apr 21 19:08:43 <Hotehkhehn>    "Town colours will have us stopped if we are spotted, house colours will not"
  455. Apr 21 19:08:52 <SqueeGM>       The Housedog nods and lets them in, walking to the back of the house.
  456. Apr 21 19:09:52 <Kerosis>       "Waiting for the next time someone throws a ball might be safer... was there any sort of time limit on this assignment? We should at least look into whether one might be planned soon."
  457. Apr 21 19:11:07 <Lehkurehn>     "no immediate time limit. we'll need a room if we stay longer than a day. ditch-sleeping is not my thing."
  458. Apr 21 19:11:24 <Hotehkhehn>    "I would assume there is yes" Hotehn says "This is blackmail material after all, they can implement this whever they want"
  459. Apr 21 19:11:51 <SqueeGM>       Xisehdn pops into view and stretches, yawning.
  460. Apr 21 19:12:57 <Lehkurehn>     "evening Xisehdn. What's the word?"
  461. Apr 21 19:13:06 *       Kenzie has quit (Remote host closed the connection)
  462. Apr 21 19:13:11 *       Lahodin has quit ()
  463. Apr 21 19:13:37 <SqueeGM>       "Hmmm? Nothing special. Tehdnehr wants to know how you're doing."
  464. Apr 21 19:15:16 <Lehkurehn>     "trying to find a place to spend the night. we have a likely location of the documents. but not a way in yet."
  465. Apr 21 19:16:48 <SqueeGM>       "Do you need some money for the stranger's inn?" Valehrisis calls down from upstairs.
  466. Apr 21 19:17:34 *       Lahodin (~Bribri@D926F385.5B1DEA75.417C8B21.IP) has joined #tombdogs
  467. Apr 21 19:17:46 <Kerosis>       "I suppose we would, yes, if it's no trouble."
  468. Apr 21 19:18:40 <Lehkurehn>     I collect the fancy reliquary from earlier.
  469. Apr 21 19:19:41 <SqueeGM>       Lehkurehn takes the "good luck charm" as Valehrisis comes down to give the party three Kaliaxix pennies. "That should cover a night's stay."
  470. Apr 21 19:20:01 <Lahodin>       "Well unless you'd prefer us take a nap here hun." she gives a light laugh. "Will admit im not sure on -tailors- persay. We'd have to find one we can trust not to rat us out hm?"
  471. Apr 21 19:21:58 <SqueeGM>       "We probably don't have the room," Valehrisis admits.
  472. Apr 21 19:21:59 <Lehkurehn>     "Inn it is."
  473. Apr 21 19:22:39 <Lehkurehn>     shall we return to the stranger inn?
  474. Apr 21 19:25:17 *       Kerosis nods.
  475. Apr 21 19:26:16 *       Lahodin gives a helpless shrug "In a bit. We might as well figure out what we're doing in the morning at least." She rests her head on a hand. "So. We need threads, a proper way to get in, and a proper way to keep our friends eyes somewhere else so we've got the time to pull it off.. what's this about ball tossing you've been mentioning hun?" She glances at Kerosis
  476. Apr 21 19:28:11 <Kerosis>       "When I asked if there might be a way to get inside without all the sneaking around, Wehroxix said they hold a ball now and then, which apparently allow in outsiders."
  477. Apr 21 19:29:09 <Lahodin>       "Ah, throw a ball, heh, makes a pinch more sense. Here I had it pegd as some sort of local sport." she gives a laugh. "Of course don't think we've heard much signs of one of those coming down the line have we?" she'll give our local informant a glance or a nudge if she's present.
  478. Apr 21 19:35:45 <SqueeGM>       Valehrisis lolls her tongue at Lahodin weakly. "I'm afraid not, dear. Not much cause for celebration."
  479. Apr 21 19:37:28 <Lahodin>       "Heh. Well then, what else is there. Your little admirer -did- seem keen on leaving the door open a crack for you hun. Maybe you could do the same for us once your inside? Heh... though that'd still mean we'd have to get up two floors and search the place properly..... so that might be where we'll need to find out distraction."
  480. Apr 21 19:39:32 <Kerosis>       "I'd think it would be easier for everyone going in to just leave the way they came in, from the roof."
  481. Apr 21 19:44:48 *       Lahodin stretches a bit "Well, I guess I can find a nice little seat near the manor tomorrow and keep an eye out while you bunch see about getting us some proper outfits. Though It'd be nice to have a towny outfit while I was doing it. Be a bit harder of a sell if they spot me wearing this."
  482. Apr 21 19:48:22 <Lehkurehn>     we go to the strangers inn?
  483. Apr 21 19:49:03 <Lahodin>       Fine~
  484. Apr 21 19:50:42 <SqueeGM>       The party thanks Valehrisis for her hospitality and heads back down to the stranger's inn, having a decent grasp on the town's layout by now. The lobby downstairs is fairly empty; things must be winding down.
  485. Apr 21 19:53:13 *       Lehkurehn pays for our room
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