Book 1: Crownfall, Act 2: Lost in History

As the political scene in Taldor explodes into chaos, heroes take on the mantle of agents, advocates, and saboteurs working for Princess Eutropia to help secure her claim to the Imperial throne and prevent the Empire from collapsing in on itself in civil war. Will they grow from relative nobodies to powerful politicians and spymasters in the deadliest political arena in the Inner Sea?

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Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 2: Lost in History

Post by ManWithDoor » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:53 am

The roughed-up priest appears to be oblivious to the snide remarks and tension, too grateful at seeing friendly faces to notice anything else. "Yes, yes. I have a Brooch." He pulls his out and looks at it in amazement as he puts two and two together. "So this is what teleported us here. I was worried this might be some illusion or demon trickery, stealing our souls from their proper rest. By Abadar, this is a clever tool." He shakes his head ruefully. "How did you survive though? Poor Lord Manshum was killed almost instantly by monsters from the walls." He peeks out the door curiously, then backs away hurriedly. "They're still there!"

Dame Trant is giving dagger-eyes to Mercutio, but she holds her waspish tongue for now. Instead she politely nods to Astraea, thanking her for her kind offer. "A pleasure, Lady Clement. You do a service to the reputation of your House." The inspection shows it is a sprain. A bad one, but nothing is broken. After some linen is tightly wrapped around the wrist to stabilize it, so could probably get some use out of the thing. "Regardless of our present pleasant environs, there are still assassins loose in the Capital. I propose we not kill each other with cutting words, and work together to get out of here alive. Thoughts?"
Mercutio - Bluff Check: Successful. If I'm reading your intent here, you're insulting her, but in a way that she can't actually retaliate against without making herself look bad. If so, Mission Accomplished!

Astraea - Medicine Check: Successful. The wrist is as good as it's going to get (treat it like ability damage), but she could probably wield a weapon again, although at penalty.
Rule Number 12: "A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head."

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Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 2: Lost in History

Post by Zorbeltuss » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:35 pm

Trying to insult her without her realizing, actually.

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Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 2: Lost in History

Post by Othniel » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:01 am

"Agreed. I still want to know what's in that center area though," Astraea adds, pointing. "I'll bet anything it's worth checking out."

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Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 2: Lost in History

Post by Vardaen » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:08 pm

Theodrix nods to priest, "Right, we all teleported in. We saw those things, and managed to avoid them. They are stuck half in the walls, so if you avoid the walls, you can avoid the monsters. We are going to explore this section, you both stay here, we'll come back for you when the way is clear." He draws his blade once more, "Come on, let's circle around the area counter clockwise, check each room, then finish off the center chamber. We'll find a safe route out of here for everyone." With that he moves back to the door, "We should not tarry, as said, there are assassins in the capital and our friends could be in trouble there."
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Post by Othniel » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:59 am

"Agreed." Astraea follows behind and once more draws her sword.

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Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 2: Lost in History

Post by Grimbold » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:14 am

Brother Bertram looks for something to drink on his person, frowns when he finds nothing, then grips his staff and joins the others.

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