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Old 04-18-2024, 08:01 PM   #231
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The Bushy-haired warrior: "Is she useful as a skeleton? we lost quite a bit in this attack, and we can't have her warning her people we're coming."
I thought I had said rather more. But the "Her People" here refers to the Venasir. That's... very subtle. More subtle than I thought.



Lets add to it to make it clearer.



Bushy Beard: "If she's not adequate, then she's not from Holidor. She won't be able to warn them."
Fireball: "we don't know where she is from. I don't want to take any risks that we alert the castle. We only have one chance."
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Old 04-19-2024, 09:15 AM   #232
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I thought I had said rather more. But the "Her People" here refers to the Venasir. That's... very subtle. More subtle than I thought.
OK, that explains my confusion.

The statement wasn't made by Fireball, it was made by a warrior. Some of our warriors aren't the brightest people around when it comes to distinguishing cultural norms, etc.

And in an emergency situation, the fact someone's clothing seems more typical of those a day or two in that direction (Holidor) rather than this other direction (Haunden) could be insignificant. And at that point, they wouldn't know what direction she came from anyway.

And, critically important, when that statement was made, she hadn't yet spoken. Changing clothes is easy; changing native language isn't. For all they knew, she could have been a renegade Venasir who escaped to join them. Or she could have been a Haunden dressed as Venasir to fool the Venasir. Or she could have been a Haunden who had battle-torn clothes, so put on some replacement clothing from a recently killed Venasir. Or....

So for those reasons and more, I didn't take the warrior's statement as significant.

So thanks for the clarification.

Now I'm going to have to throw out all the various plans I had, and come up with a new one. Oh well--that happens in roleplaying games!
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Old 04-19-2024, 09:46 AM   #233
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....Bushy Beard: "If she's not adequate, then she's not from Holidor. She won't be able to warn them."
Fireball: "we don't know where she is from. I don't want to take any risks that we alert the castle. We only have one chance."
ericthred, I guess to avoid further confusion, I'll wait on posting what Anoras does until you let me know if I'm thinking right or not.

This is what I'm thinking. Everything that was posted before happened as posted. Those statements immediately above were just made. So Anoras realizes she was thinking in the wrong direction, and now has to change plans.

Is that correct?
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Old 04-22-2024, 09:17 AM   #234
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ericthred, I guess to avoid further confusion, I'll wait on posting what Anoras does until you let me know if I'm thinking right or not.

This is what I'm thinking. Everything that was posted before happened as posted. Those statements immediately above were just made. So Anoras realizes she was thinking in the wrong direction, and now has to change plans.

Is that correct?
They're said everything I've said they've said.

They haven't tied her feet and untied her hands yet.
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Old 04-22-2024, 05:08 PM   #235
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(Anoras facing no one in particular) "Are you all so afraid of an unarmed healer that you insist her legs be tied and she have a sword at her back? How do you expect me to concentrate on healing the wounded like that?"

(Facing Fireball): "Mystic, you are obviously highly skilled in the ways of marvelous magical miracles. Would you choose to do your work with your legs tied and a deadly sword pointing at your back?"

(Facing the Bushy-haired warrior): "Would you?"

(Facing no one) "Do you all want the wounded to die? Or do you want to free my hands, and let my legs and back be as they are, so I can heal?"
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Old 04-23-2024, 09:31 AM   #236
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Rolled Fast talk for Anoras to convince them to untie her so she can do first aid... success by 1. (rolled a 14)

Bushy Beard : "Can't one of you curse her or something? That would be as effective as tying the legs."

Fireball: "I don't have that gift yet." He seems personally offended at the universe about that.

Wings: "I do. He looks at the tree wounded warriors. Perhaps we need this. I will mark her.

Hidden Lore vs. 15... bare success.

Anoras has heard of this mark... the mark by itself does nothing but provide connection between her and the sorcerer. Once that connection is there, he can freely place effects on her, tracking her, or trying to kill her or drive her mad into attacking her compatriots.


She would have to see the specific mark to know if she can get rid of it or not.
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Old 04-23-2024, 01:05 PM   #237
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As this seems to be a magical mark that could potentially be used to give the sorcerer Wings power over Anoras, would she get some kind of resistance roll?

(Anoras looking at Wings) "So you put a mark on me? Is that how you treat tied up, defenseless women who are trying to help?"

(Looking variously at Wings, Fireball, the Bushy-haired Warrior, etc.) "While I'm trying to save your allies's lives in spite of your efforts against me, think for a moment. Instead of running off, I came here to help you. While bound and gagged. Does that sound like an enemy come to attack you?" (She makes a dismissive gesture--American equivalent might be shaking her head in disbelief.)

Assuming they did untie her hands and didn't tie her legs, she'll start heading toward one of the downed wounded. Then she'll stop.

(Speaking to no one in particular) "Wait. Did you say there's a downed giant? Is that a young man about, say, two or three heads taller than me?" (Pause) "The one who would know about it uses an axe--was the giant using an axe? If so....yes, I see axe wounds on some of you. By the stars, you said he's bleeding to death! If he's dying, I must save him first! He might know the secret...no, he would know. That secret could help save our lives!"

(Looking at the wounded swordsman) "You told me he was...over there!"

She'll start heading in the direction the wounded swordsman said the giant was.

OOC: Ericthered, to move things up to get Kalzazz and RainyDayNinja back in the game, if you need a roll(s), you can roll for me.

OOC: Note that earlier Anoras said, "Did you capture those lousy Haunden kidnappers?" That statement could refer to "lousy" kidnappers who are Haunden--or it could refer to Venasir or others who captured "those lousy Haunden." Or it could mean something else. Yes, most of the time it would likely refer to the first possibility. But it was spoken by a woman who had been bound and gagged who was walking into a battle zone. And she is Broad-Minded, so the fact they're Venasir wouldn't automatically turn her against them. As Anoras saw no prisoners, before she spoke, she thought of the possibility "These aren't the (Venasir) we're looking for."

OOC: It was Anoras's plan from the beginning to try to treat Thad first. But she (and I) was only guessing at what was going on. So she came in a way that made her look like she wasn't a threat, and it would leave her the option of choosing her story based on the circumstances.

But right now, she's going to Stubbornly insist on treating the wounded--the giant first. (Yes, I know that could work against her--but Stubbornness and Code of Honor (Professional) are Disadvantages....)
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Old 04-24-2024, 09:38 AM   #238
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As this seems to be a magical mark that could potentially be used to give the sorcerer Wings power over Anoras, would she get some kind of resistance roll?
She gets a resistance roll, yes, but the scorceror knows if it succeeds or not. She also gets resistance rolls from further attacks.


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(Anoras looking at Wings) "So you put a mark on me? Is that how you treat tied up, defenseless women who are trying to help?"
"Yes. That's exactly how I treat my victims." He sounds pleased with himself.


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(Looking variously at Wings, Fireball, the Bushy-haired Warrior, etc.) "While I'm trying to save your allies's lives in spite of your efforts against me, think for a moment. Instead of running off, I came here to help you. While bound and gagged. Does that sound like an enemy come to attack you?" (She makes a dismissive gesture--American equivalent might be shaking her head in disbelief.)
Fireball: "Shut up! you want to help? you're getting to help. Don't make us listen to you whine!"


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Assuming they did untie her hands and didn't tie her legs, she'll start heading toward one of the downed wounded. Then she'll stop.
This is predicated on her receiving the mark ... if you want to try and run at this point, we can do that too. I'll let you know what you need to get rid of it after you decide to stick around to have it cast at you.


(He rolls a 7, she rolls an 8, he wins... so his skill is at least an 11)


The mark manifests as a visible rune on the back of her hand.



"You are in my power now. I will always know where you are, and should you run, I need not follow you to strike you down."


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(Speaking to no one in particular) "Wait. Did you say there's a downed giant? Is that a young man about, say, two or three heads taller than me?" (Pause) "The one who would know about it uses an axe--was the giant using an axe? If so....yes, I see axe wounds on some of you. By the stars, you said he's bleeding to death! If he's dying, I must save him first! He might know the secret...no, he would know. That secret could help save our lives!"
Wings: "No! you heal them in my order!"
Fireball: "That man is dangerous. And the archer is still there."
Bushy Beard: "Interrogating him is probably worth it. We just need to get rid of the archer."
Wings: "she's remarkably patient. And completely oblivious. And wounded."
Bushy Beard: "We could have the archers cover us. Or use the skeletons."


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(Looking at the wounded swordsman) "You told me he was...over there!"

She'll start heading in the direction the wounded swordsman said the giant was.
Bushy Beard: "Stop! not before we tie him up! and not while the archer is still watching!"


A pair of skeletons march out to drag Thag into the trees.


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OOC: Ericthered, to move things up to get Kalzazz and RainyDayNinja back in the game, if you need a roll(s), you can roll for me.
Yeah, I'm being agressive about rolling for you.


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OOC: Note that earlier Anoras said, "Did you capture those lousy Haunden kidnappers?" That statement could refer to "lousy" kidnappers who are Haunden--or it could refer to Venasir or others who captured "those lousy Haunden." Or it could mean something else. Yes, most of the time it would likely refer to the first possibility. But it was spoken by a woman who had been bound and gagged who was walking into a battle zone. And she is Broad-Minded, so the fact they're Venasir wouldn't automatically turn her against them. As Anoras saw no prisoners, before she spoke, she thought of the possibility "These aren't the (Venasir) we're looking for."
They assume you're talking about Thad and Cassandra.



If you're looking for conformation about if this is the target group... they have skeletons and fireballs, and they've talked about taking captives. But haven't proven that they were 100% the ones who pulled off the attack.
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Old 04-24-2024, 12:25 PM   #239
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This is predicated on her receiving the mark ... if you want to try and run at this point, we can do that too. I'll let you know what you need to get rid of it after you decide to stick around to have it cast at you.
Thanks. She won't try to run. Her Stubbornness and Code of Honor (Professional) and Broad-Mindedness (not all Venasir are bad) tell her she's staying to heal the wounded.

I know in some cases historically, a healer was not expected to treat the enemy. In others, they were. But right now she's not sure what's going on. And importantly, healing the wounded seems her best option for finding out what's going on. And she definitely wants to help Thad, and hopefully Cassandra.

Also I'm assuming the "Bushy-Beard" and the square-faced "Bushy-haired Warrior" are the same person. If I'm wrong, please let me know!

Anoras makes a couple mental notes.

1) Fireball and Bushy-haired Warrior discussing things together seem to come up with decent ideas. The warrior seems to know what he's talking about. And it seems like the warrior might be a decent person who's following orders, but also isn't afraid to question them. She'll keep that in mind.

2) She'll think that soon either that mark on her hand will get removed, or Wings will get removed. Or both. If Wings gets critically wounded, oh well. Her Code of Honor doesn't cover abusive killers.

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Bushy Beard: "Stop! not before we tie him up! and not while the archer is still watching!"

A pair of skeletons march out to drag Thag into the trees.
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Bushy Beard: "Interrogating him is probably worth it. We just need to get rid of the archer."
Bushy Beard: "We could have the archers cover us. Or use the skeletons."
If Anoras can start healing Thad during the below conversation, she'll do so. She wants to start healing him as soon as possible.

(Anoras speaking to Bushy Beard) "You seem to know what you're talking about. Wise choice on getting the giant away from the archer for all our safety. But please don't have the giant tied up--that could interfere with my healing. And if I cannot heal him, there will be no interrogation. I'm sure your archers or the skeletons would be perfectly capable of keeping an eye on a man who's going to die if I don't save him so we can learn what he knows.

"Oh, and also think what if the archer truly is on the same side with the giant? Then the archer will not attack those with the giant for fear of killing the giant. And you know, it's possible that archer might know....might be worth capturing for interrogation instead of killing the archer. Yes, definitely worth it. But you of course know that can wait."

(Anoras speaking to the group in general) "Oh, another thing, on the interrogation. Do any of you speak Haunden? I can speak it roughly. A patient is more likely to talk to his healer than to anyone else."

(Note: "I can speak it roughly" is literally true. She can. She didn't say she can only speak it roughly....)

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If you're looking for conformation about if this is the target group... they have skeletons and fireballs, and they've talked about taking captives. But haven't proven that they were 100% the ones who pulled off the attack.
Thanks. Anoras is hoping that while she's treating the wounded, they'll talk amongst themselves--and she can learn.

Again, as soon as she can, she'll start working on Thad.
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I know some of my recent posts are pretty long. I'm trying to cover as much as I reasonably can so that RainyDayNinja and Kalzazz can get back in active play.
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