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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #600 on: January 24, 2024, 08:53:10 AM »
Elizabeth grabs the ink and quill she keeps by her journal, takes the note, and writes underneath:

"Agreed. I will see you then.

~Constable Elizabeth Schumacher"


She then ties the note back to the bird and nods.

"Fly away to your mistress."


She looks to the man talking:

"Agreed. I'll need to reflect on how best to prepare."
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #601 on: January 26, 2024, 08:37:38 PM »
So what are your intentions the next few days?

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #602 on: January 26, 2024, 09:38:51 PM »
She'll help look into Maud's Tavern for anything out of the ordinary. If she has time, she wants to rest up the day ahead of going. The day of, she'll cast Personal Ward taking 2 points of Charisma damage to gain 4d6 temp HP.

Rolled 4d6 : 5, 1, 5, 4, total 15
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #603 on: January 27, 2024, 08:46:55 PM »
gimme a gather information roll

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #604 on: January 28, 2024, 10:28:40 AM »
Gather Information = 1d20+7
Rolled 1d20+7 : 15 + 7, total 22
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #605 on: January 29, 2024, 08:05:42 PM »
Maud's has been here since the beginning of the city, and was created by Maud and Friedrich Schroder in 1758.  Both of them have squeaky clean reputations, though there is some bigotry towards them for being German.  Friedrich has been ill of late, so the bar is largely run by his beloved wife, for which it was named.

Multiple disappearances have been reported within a block of the tavern since Friedrich took ill a month ago, and patrons fear for the couples safety.

It was untouched during the ghoul attack, but hasn't reopened since.

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #606 on: January 30, 2024, 07:08:47 PM »
Are we able to get to the tavern in advance during the day? If so, what can we see? Is there any evidence of foot traffic?

Gather Information (if needed) = 1d20+7
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Search (if needed) = 1d20+17
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #607 on: January 31, 2024, 07:23:51 PM »
There are a couple of old women standing guard at the door shooing people away.  There are a lot of locals who want to know why the building emerged unscathed, and they quite obviously intend violence.  Strangely, the old women seem able to dissuade even the most vehement of them with a smile, a pat on the shoulder, or a whisper in the ear.  It looks like the Haxan are keeping would be mobs at bay.  One spots you and winks.

So much for being early...

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #608 on: February 01, 2024, 08:46:51 PM »
Elizabeth gives a knowing nod and doesn't approach closer. She otherwise rests as described earlier, casts Personal ward, and gets ready for the meeting.
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #609 on: February 02, 2024, 08:14:48 PM »
The appointed time arrives, and the streets are clear well before hand.  It's as if people know something is up.  The city government sends 24 men, clearly armed.  The women laugh.

"I am Professor James Cannon, I represent the city.  To whom am I speaking?"


"A simple guard.  You're appoiintment awaits you inside."

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #610 on: February 03, 2024, 09:05:06 AM »
Elizabeth nods and walks forward.

OOC: I never specified if I was going to leave anything, like weapons, behind. So I guess Elizabeth is heading in with her gun. I imagine the Haxan aren't too scared of it.
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #611 on: February 05, 2024, 07:30:05 PM »
They must not as no one is searched.  Inside are 3 women, and a creature that is obviously the lead ghoul standing at  7 feet tall.  Next to them is an obviously terrified woman in her 40's.  Likely Maud.  No sign of the husband.

"Cannon."

"Heldin."

Clearly they know each other, or at least of each other.

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #612 on: February 06, 2024, 10:59:45 AM »
Elizabeth stands near Cannon with her hands clearly visible, in front of her. She's mostly watching the situation and trying to read the room.
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #613 on: February 08, 2024, 08:46:18 PM »
sense motive plz

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #614 on: February 09, 2024, 09:42:00 AM »
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #615 on: February 14, 2024, 08:08:02 PM »
You are of the opinion Cannon and Heldin do not like each other.

"We are here to discuss how humanity and our underground...'friends' can live together peacefully.  We need to know what it will take to end the fighting, and what compromises you are willing to live with.  They are eaters of carrion, they do not need to interact with your people at all."


"Conveniently leaving out that they're your servants, and you need their aid."

"They still consider us human, that is, one of you.  Your aggression threatens our alliance as well."

"Aggression?  You know they're corruption infests those near them.  If they live among us, soon enough there won't be an us."

"I repeat, they don't need to interact with you at all.  They just want the corpses of your dead to eat.  Surely that's amenable, it's not like you do anything with them once  they're buried.  And it prevents a war."

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #616 on: February 14, 2024, 09:19:27 PM »
"If they stay... separate, does their condition spread, or can the humans on the surface remain both in peace and unchanged?"
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #617 on: February 16, 2024, 08:58:44 PM »
"Unknown.  It's never been tried before without things going wrong.  One party always gets ... ambitious."


He stares pointedly at the ghoul as he says this, and on looking you recognize the ghoul lord as the one you've nearly put down a few times.  Steady meals have bulked him up quite a bit.  He looks at you and Heldin quickly turns to him.

"Nein."

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #618 on: February 17, 2024, 02:02:47 PM »
Elizabeth does her best not to flinch.

"Apart from mere words, what assurances can each side offer to make sure there are no transgressions? Was there an agreement put in place, before?"
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #619 on: February 20, 2024, 08:28:36 PM »
"Yes and no.  We bartered with the ones you called ghouls for their services and agreed to help them found their own separate living quarters under neath this city so they could live unseen by the rest of you.  That went well until you invaded them."


Cannon pipes up "You forget to mention the ambitions of your friend there.  Expanding his population at the expense of ours."

"We were in the process of dealing with that."

"No doubt you'd have some success eventually, after you had no more use for them."

"We prevented open war between the two of you.  Be grateful for that."