The Silver Sword

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The Silver Sword

Postby X Man » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:38 pm

It was not a day unlike any other, where a bit of fog hung over the south side docks and the morning air was stirring with people about their work. It so happened that on this day several of the city's citizens found themselves pulled into a plot perhaps beyond their wildest dreams.

It started with a noise, a bit of a grind, carrying out over the bustling dock, as a man in a green headband leapt from his yawl without bothering to moor it and scampered off into the crowd.

With keen eyes, several of the local passers-by became aware of the listing ship as it drug itself down the pier. They were Pilin, Aoth, Bill atop his noble steed Zazzestar, the Watchman Jac, and Khonrad.

It was not long for the unmoored ship to slam into one of its neighbors, sending one of blustery womenfolk passengers into the cool Waterdhavian waters. While Khonrad and Jac moved off after the man, Aoth was quick to toss a bit of poorly-negotiated hemp rope for the passenger who was quickly drowning in her own ball gown. Eventually, she negotiated the rope and was quickly dried by Aoth's quite useful magic. She was less than ecstatic.

Bill, dashing first for the lass in the water, who was in Aoth's capable hands, soon turned back and gave chase after Jac and Khonrad. Aoth eventually followed, as did a well-hidden Pilin.

Meanwhile, Khonrad had already entered a warehouse he'd spotted the man in the green headband going into after he was followed quickly by a half dozen or so hooded figures. Jac had remained outside after catching up. Finding nothing within Bill and the others also caught up, and just as Khonrad was in full plot, their quarry burst through the window and out into the street!

He was soon pursued by the hooded men, who had their wicked weapons out. One of them, their leader apparently, threatened the party with their end were they to interfere. As the party tried to get their bearings and prepare for a fight, some of them giving chase, the man in the green headband turned and tossed a bead from his necklace right in the middle of the odd hooded men following him. Their cowls flying off as a fireball blast engulfed nearly everyone, Pilin recognized them for what they were; he'd fought their githyanki ilk before!

Aoth went down in the blast and the party was quick to subdue the man in the green headband for his act! Pilin came to Aoth's aid, miraculously reviving the man while the others made short work, what with Jac's arrows, Bills lance and Zazesstar, and Khonrad's blades. In the end, they had the man and the githyanki commander (who got goo'd!) up against a literal wall.

Bill's final charge downed the man in the green headband, the watch later identifying him as a tiefling (forgot to add that, sorry), but they looked to have subdued the githyanki for questioning at lance-tip.

Once the Watch arrived, they had the matter quick at hand, although the githyanki commander magicked himself from their grasp, invoking his innate power to create doorways through dimensions. The contents of the runner's (man in the green headband) satchel proved to be none other than the shattered hilt of some ancient sword, inscribed with runes in a language they did not understand. It was the party's consensus that it be studied, as so they set off. They were given a small reward by the Watch and allowed what equipment they could salvage from their fallen foes.

They discovered the following:

1 Necklace of Fireballs (need to identify type, but on any caster holding the item, they recognize the item at least for what it is). There are two beads on it. Market price $1050 gp

5 Greatswords (market price 250 gp total). They are not of Faerunian make.

1 suit of studded leather (market price 25 gp). Also not of Faerunian make.

No coin or gems from the githyanki.

5 gp each from the Watch.

((That's 1300 gp in equipment (750 if all sold) + 5 gp each from the watch. If you liquidate that's a split of 156 gp each. Let me know what you want to do.))

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Re: The Silver Sword

Postby Bob » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:17 pm

Jac will just take 151 in gp.

The 5 gp he returns ... as a watchmen he was doing his duty was all.
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Re: The Silver Sword

Postby Rosemadder » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:22 pm

Bill requests just coinage, but also suggests they find out where the origin of the swords is, the better to understand their foes.
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Re: The Silver Sword

Postby Stam » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:05 pm

Just gold for Khonrad. Greatswords are bigger weapons than he really intends to worry himself with, and he already has a better suit of armor.
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Re: The Silver Sword

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:56 am

Aoth will take the coin, since most of that is fairly unsuitable for his needs, but he will also be attempting to decipher the etchings, either from seeing it or from the rubbing he took.
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Re: The Silver Sword

Postby X Man » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:23 pm

Looks like all are content with gold. For those of you interested in what happens next, I will be available tomorrow from 9-11am chat for continuation. Thanks.

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Re: The Silver Sword

Postby X Man » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:48 am

I will be available Sunday for continuing this scene, though there is a high level scene I plan to run whose time slot will take precedence. Thanks. Any levels 1-4 are invited.

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Re: The Silver Sword

Postby X Man » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:12 pm

For all involved, this plotline has been resolved.

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