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 Othniel » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:28 am

"We should get moving," Astraea urges the others. If she felt annoyed at mercy being shown to the rat, she didn't show it, though Ragathiel was well-known for being a god of holy vengeance. "I would like to see the sky again, and we need to find out what happened."

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Post by GuyWithSword » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:16 pm

"Shouldn't we take a rest here first for a night, where it's relatively safe?"

Aurelia didn't see the magical ring being taken, so she doesn't comment on it.

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Post by ManWithDoor » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:39 am

As they contemplate the future, another mental missive is yelled into their minds by a familiar voice. "Out of the Senate building, just rounding the corner to a safe house. The military is divided, and the assassins continue their work. We need to rally, figure out what to do. The safe house is located at the Dignif---". The message ominously cuts off mid-word.
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Post by Zorbeltuss » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:01 am

"Well, that's a bummer" Mercutio sighs. "For all we know, we're way up in the mountains, leagues and leagues away. But if we got teleported here, maybe we can teleport back?"

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Post by ManWithDoor » Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:44 pm

Hard to know for certain, as Mercutio is correct about the lack of context clues. There are no windows or sounds of nature. This does seem to be constructed for use by Taldan nobility, such as the noble that holed up where they teleported in. So it stands to reason they're still within the national boundaries, perhaps even still within the capital itself. But it's impossible to know for certain until they're outside.

The door to the east is the only remaining exit. Hopefully that leads out of this complex.
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- There are only a handful of locations in Oppara with "Dignify" or "Dignified" in their names. Checking all of them wouldn't take more than a couple hours of running around the city, at least under more normal circumstances.
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Post by Vardaen » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:47 pm

Theodrix does two things while everyone is slightly distracted. He palms the lesser magic ring, the protection one, and deftly slides it on his finger without asking anyone. Then he comments, "Well, there are a few places that could be Dignify or Dignified or similarly named, that's not great. Could take hours to search them all, if we ever make it out of here." Then he leans into the old box and the ring there, "Ratman the Great, what's this? Oh my, House Picard? Really? You have a ring from Noble House Picard. Tell me, how did you come by this?" He is completely bluffing of course, he has no idea which house it belongs to. His plan is to get the rat man talking about it, and if he must 'put it back' to do so, but not really.
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Post by Zorbeltuss » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:01 pm

"Might be easier to find the way out than find the way in, I am thinking." Mercutio comments. "Besides, they seem to be less safe than we are.."

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Post by ManWithDoor » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:38 pm

The rat looks surprised, angry, and confused by this line of reasoning. He starts arguing that it was an inheritance of his Master Eros, it interrupted by anger at the sarcastic Ratman the Great line, then it absolutely flummoxed by the House Picard claim. Now he's confused if it's even the same ring, or after all these years he mixed up the memory of where it came from, or what the heck is going on. Eventually he waves it away, too confused to lay claim to it again.
Gave him a Wisdom Check to see through your subterfuge, and he got a freaking Critical Fail. :P Donkey sauce. Also, totally love the Noble House Picard line, I assume picking up on the diplomatic / ambassadorial Heraldry. Beautiful.
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Post by Grimbold » Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:22 pm

"Do you know a way to the surface?" Bertram asks the ratman, still frowning.

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Post by Vardaen » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:26 pm

You picked up what I was putting down
As the Rat Man is flummoxed, he pockets the ring, but tries to make it look like he didn't. He places the box back where it was. "We should not remain here much longer. Time to move on." He not to Bertram waiting to see if there is a way out. He considers some of the other ways they skipped and has an idea of one option, but he waits.
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