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Author Topic: Zariya Savindy's Journal  (Read 7970 times)

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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #680 on: October 12, 2019, 07:01:28 PM »
Zariya drinks it all in, replying, "Can you describe that crew? Or hear any names? We might want to avoid them .... I think. " :D

Then he goes about getting up to get the drinks he planned for Jorgenson and himself, thanking the bouncer as he passes.

Upon his return, he shrugs and says, "Doors into the sewers ... Well that'd be how to get her out without notice. Don't fancy going down there. Do you? I think the thing would be to guess or figure out where they left with her. But given the size of this place - I think that would take some mighty magicks or a great effort."
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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #681 on: October 12, 2019, 09:18:32 PM »
"There was a true aristocrat, and a bastard  playing at one, a hobbit, some nondescript fellow, likely a thief, and that kid who has been drunk since they kicked him out next door.  Kid's name is Quinn, something foreign sounding.  Other than that, I don't know any names, but they did say they were meeting here tomorrow after the breakfast rush.  We'll see if they show, and then how Molmat will receive them--they need to go through the kitchen to get to the basement."  As he turns to go he exclaims, "Well would you look at that!  Speak of the Devil." He turns back to you and whispers conspiratorially, " That stumbling drunk is Quinn."

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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #682 on: October 12, 2019, 09:24:32 PM »
You look in the direction he indicated and you see a lean man of medium height in a brown robe tied with a very white rope.  He also has some kind of chain belt on the buckle is a large ring with what looks like 2 knives through it.  As he comes up the step, he stumbles and staggers drunkenly to the wall.


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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #683 on: October 12, 2019, 09:32:01 PM »

Rolled 1d100+30 : 11 + 30, total 41

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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #684 on: October 12, 2019, 09:33:00 PM »

Woot!
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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #685 on: October 13, 2019, 12:17:52 AM »
The drunks slaps both hands against the wall and appears to hold on as if the world was spinning.

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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #686 on: October 13, 2019, 01:42:47 AM »

Zariya says to Jorgenson, "There are herbs that can help the hangover he is sure to have tomorrow ... The bouncer says they'll be back tomorrow. When do we meet at your guild?"
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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #687 on: October 14, 2019, 01:32:17 AM »
"I don't know that there was a time set.  I think it was more a matter of thinking about having some time to think about things.  I think that any time would be fine."  he thinks for a minute and then says with a smile, "We could go early and be back here by mid-morning."


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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #688 on: October 14, 2019, 11:31:59 PM »
Zariya replies, "Good idea and that gives me a thought to go with it."

With that he finds a piece of paper and writes a note which he gives to the human bouncer, with a bronze piece, and asks him to give it to the dungeoneers the next morning.

 It reads:

"Good day,

I am Zariya, last of the Savindys, and am interested in supporting your attempts to find the missing child. If you are in need of healing or medical attention, find me at midday here at this tavern.

Best of luck."

Once done, he finishes his drink and asks Jorgenson to guide him back to his Inn and then bids him good night until the next morning.
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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #689 on: October 15, 2019, 12:01:37 AM »

The bouncer says, "I will pass on your note, but I do not have my doubts that they will even show up.  And if they do I don't know how Molmat will receive them.  I will see you tomorrow, have a good evening."

Jorgenson says, "Just for clarification I am to pick you up early tomorrow and guide you to the Merc Guild.  Then we will return here.  Should I be prepared to enter the sewers with you?"

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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #690 on: October 15, 2019, 11:13:07 PM »

Zariya thanks the bouncer and then says to Jorgenson, "Yes on the first. No on the second. I don't plan to go into the sewers. If the adventurers need our help, I'd like to meet them above ground first. I will bring my healing gear (which I always do) and feel free to bring whatever you might need."
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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #691 on: October 17, 2019, 03:11:50 AM »
Jorgenson leads you back to the Blue Dolphin uneventfully. 


The next morning he arrives early about 6:30 and is ready to escort you to the Mercenary Guild at your convenience.  Feel free to post any actions before leaving the Inn.


Jorgenson, leads you back to the Merc Guild by the same path you took the last time.  However, so early in the day it has a very different feel.  The streets are much more empty.  A few straggling harlots, some staggering drunks, a slinking thief here or there.  Then there are those just starting their days.  Goblins entering the City now that the curfew is over,  the lamplighters are making their rounds now snuffing the flames, the farmers and merchants bringing goods to the bazaar.  But still even the narrow streets are near empty and the wide streets seem ridiculously over sized.


As you enter the Guild you are surprised to see the front desk empty.  Jorgenson says, "Please wait here for a moment and I will inform the Guildmaster you have arrived."


When Jorgenson returns he says, "Tregardis is ready to see you now."  He leads you down a hall to a door and knocks on the wood.  "Enter." comes from within.  Jorgenson says, "I will be waiting for you at the entrance, when you are ready."


As you open the door, a tall blond man with chiseled good looks, a thing blond beard on the tip of his chin and good muscle tone raises from a chair.  He indicated a chair to the right.  "Please have a seat."  As you approach and get a closer look at the man, you see that he is unshaven with stubble around the patch of beard at this chin.  His hair is uncombed and he takes a long swig off a steaming mug.


He says, "I am Tregardis," and extends his hand.  You are surprised by the callused nature of his skin and the strength of his grip.  He provides , opportunity for you to introduce yourself before continuing. "I have obtained a special permit from the Overlord to maintain a force of mercenaries.  This permit is unique and the Overlord rarely even lets his own victorious Hosts enter the city.  I have gain this privileged by gaining the Overlord's trust--a task that I assure you is achieved only through diligence and time."  He pauses for another log swig on his mug before continuing.


"So, I understand you are looking for a force of men to take revenge upon a hoard of dragons.  Based upon what I have heard, you should know better than any just what a challenge you propose.  How do you propose to achieve your goal?"

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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #692 on: Yesterday at 01:48:16 AM »
** No specific actions in the morning, other than to make sure all his herbs and healing items are in his satchel as they'll straight from the Guild to the Inn (or so he plans)

Zariya thinks for a bit, takes a breath to compose himself and then replies to Tregardis, "Patience."

"I know nothing. I am young and have little experience but I have patience."

"It only seems like yesterday that I crawled out from under a pile of the dead of my people, the sole survivor. I was overwhelmed with sorrow and fear, but I did not break. I have patience."

"I have come here to learn. Learn about the Dragons that slew the Savindy, my people. Learn more about my craft, healing and herbs. Learn about the people of the city, especially those who might aid me in my quest. I realize that all of this learning will take time. I have patience."

"I have come here to gain experience as well. How to interact with people. How to heal. How to fight if necessary. How to hire, to organize and to prepare those who would accompany me on my quest. This too will take time. I have patience."

"My people were destroyed by these monsters. My soul burns with the desire for vengeance again these fiends. That fire is the source of my patience. I will wait, learn, experience and endure, for I must."

"So, here I am. Hoping to learn of your guild, of you and those who serve you. To learn the possibilities within these walls. How this place might further my quest. I am curious to see all in the City for I have time and I have patience."


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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #693 on: Yesterday at 05:14:55 PM »
The guild master quips, "You start your day very early for one with so much patience."  But then continues in a more serious tone, "I am glad to hear that you do not plan to rush off and seek your vengeance immediately.  I fear that I could not support such an ill planed mission and would not throw away the lives of my men on it.  Do you have any time frame for you learning phase? 

"I would normally not be interested in a mission at the edge of the world--well my world, but I must admit the allure of dragon loot is powerful.  How would you propose to finance the transport, support and equipping of such a force?

"Finally, as to payment.  This seems like it may be a protracted mission just including the travel time.  Would you propose to pay on a daily weekly or monthly basis?  Or were you thinking that the Guild would claim a portion of the loot as payment?  If so what percentage of the treasure would you offer?  How do you proposes to assign value to the horde, you know the value of magical items may fare exceed the value of jewelry, how would this be determined?"

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« Reply #694 on: Today at 02:17:27 AM »
Zariya smiles, "Arriving early was your man Jorgenson's suggestion. Later we're going to observe the goings-on with a group trying to find the missing child."

Zariya thinks for a moment or two, "That is a very good question. Receiving information may be quick. Learning it, will take time. But it is possible fate might have a lot to do with when I'll be ready to depart. I might find willing compatriots or companies soon or it may take years."

"As for forming a force. Well that would be other subject I would study. I can see it being composed of regular folk - troops and supporters - who would be paid a flat fee, weekly or monthly, whatever is common in this realm. And I see specialists - adventurers, magicians, clerics, shock troops, spies - who could be paid by a share of the loot, like I believe pirates are wont to do, plus their expenses."

"Payment for the common costs I would endeavor to front in advance. Or fronted any organization that sponsors the expedition, such as your own or another. Payment afterwards would be based on appraisal and then sale of any loot captured. There would be mechanisms and people hired to appraise the magics, I know of one person already who does such, and then items would be sold, proceeds divided and such. If someone wanted to keep an item, they would need to recompense everyone else, based on its value, from their share.""Yes, it would be a very complex undertaking as I expect all wars and expeditions are. Part of the time would be to learn all these ins and outs."

"A question for you, and let me think on how to phrase this, do you have mechanisms where one could invest in the guild for a share of its profits?"
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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #695 on: Today at 08:16:21 PM »
Tregardis strokes his beard as he considers your words.  Then he says, "I appreciate that you understand my position.  This guild stands ready to back you when you are ready to proceed.  But be aware the enthusiasm of our support will depend entirely upon your eventual plan.  I can tell you that when dealing with mercenaries you would do better to remember that they would trade much gold to have rite of refusal on weapons and arms in any horde.

"If you can provide 3-6 months advance notice of the start of your mission, I might be able to arrange for additional forces to join the party en route.  I would request the the guild be given a share of the treasure for our support.  I would even be willing to take any arms and armor present in the horde sight unseen as payment.

As to investing in the guild, what are you proposing?  Some type of loan with interest to be paid by an agreed upon date?  Some type of joint venture where you provide the resources and we provide the man power?  Please elaborate."

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Re: Zariya Savindy's Journal
« Reply #696 on: Today at 08:55:32 PM »

Zariya nods, listens carefully and makes notes, he then replies, "I think 3 to 6 months would be easily accomplished. I will keep that in mind. With regards to investing, I can't quite find the term I am thinking of. Let me speak with a banker or moneylender first and then I will be in touch. I appreciate you taking the time to speak with me regarding these matters. I hope they will lead to a profitable future for both of us."
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