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Old 09-05-2023, 10:19 PM   #1291
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"Most people don't have the talent and will to take on a tyrant... It appears that you do, or at least most of it. As for my precautions... I would be foolish to assume Bel does not have diviners constantly watching for new enemies."
Any way we can screen ourselves from divinations?

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"Many, all from the hands of Kings, Magicians, and Champions. A spear from india. A warlord's jeweled cup from scythia. The guilded skull of a witch from my homeland. An pair of Ivory daggers from two royal brothers of Africa. A crown from a war-chief in Europe. All symbols of power and wealth. All held by those who thought themselves invulnerable."

"I make myself at home, enjoy some of the wealth, and then move on and find a new target."
Hmn... Sounds like we may be somewhat superfluous...

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I do... It is a beautiful work of art. Its owner was fated to die only by his own spear, so he made it to a valuable treasure and kept it locked in a vault. His Tyrant and supposed best friend had it taken out and stabbed him with it in a fit of paranoia." Yi Belan smiles. "I'm fond of that spear. treasure and drama and psychology, all in a simple object you can hold in your hand."
Vassarious admires the man and his appreciation of the value in the bundle of symbols and stories bound up in a simple material.

"It seems we are bound up in your destiny, Yi Belan. If you will swear by your prize that you will deal with us honorably, I believe we can offer you our assistance."
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Old 09-06-2023, 07:17 AM   #1292
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"I would be foolish to assume Bel does not have diviners constantly watching for new enemies."
"I agree. Though I would figure so far from Bel's territory there might be at least a little less eyes around to see."
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"The guilded skull of a witch from my homeland."
"How gruesome. Whoever did that must have really hated the witch."
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"I'm fond of that spear. treasure and drama and psychology, all in a simple object you can hold in your hand."
"I take it you don't use it as a weapon very often."
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Old 09-06-2023, 08:07 AM   #1293
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Any way we can screen ourselves from divinations?
You can conduct rituals to make it harder, but nothing is foolproof.

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"It seems we are bound up in your destiny, Yi Belan. If you will swear by your prize that you will deal with us honorably, I believe we can offer you our assistance."
Yi Belan: "And what will you swear by in return?"

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"I agree. Though I would figure so far from Bel's territory there might be at least a little less eyes around to see."
Yi Belan: "This is near the borders of Bel's Territory. A place where his enemies might feel safe, but might still be in striking distance. If you wish do be far from Bel, you should go to the isles of Thule, cross the deserts to Guinea, or seek my homeland."

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"How gruesome. Whoever did that must have really hated the witch."
"Cursing someone with vertigo will certainly draw hate. But that's why the witch was tortured to death. The gilding of the skull was a warning to others. I suppose it didn't work on me. I considered gilding his skull for an ironic pair, but I don't make art, I just collect it."

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"I take it you don't use it as a weapon very often."
"Only when I'm showing off"
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Old 09-06-2023, 10:57 PM   #1294
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Vassarious will agree to a similar arrangement, that fair and honorable dealings will lead them all to their goals and failure to do so would lead to their mutual disappointment.

They will conduct whatever rituals they were able to identify as potentially effective periodically.
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Old 09-07-2023, 06:27 AM   #1295
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Yi Belan: "This is near the borders of Bel's Territory. A place where his enemies might feel safe, but might still be in striking distance. If you wish do be far from Bel, you should go to the isles of Thule, cross the deserts to Guinea, or seek my homeland."
"Well if I wanted to be that far I wouldn't have come here to begin with."

"You seem to have some experience dealing with immortals. Do you have a lead on how Bel is fated to die? Will just the three of us be enough to do him in?"
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Old 09-07-2023, 10:43 AM   #1296
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Vassarious will agree to a similar arrangement, that fair and honorable dealings will lead them all to their goals and failure to do so would lead to their mutual disappointment.
Yi Belan: "Mere disappointment? I've offered to swear by my prize. Offer me something concrete. Like your enemies finding you easily."


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They will conduct whatever rituals they were able to identify as potentially effective periodically.
This will give you a chance to resist enemy curses and divinations. This is best performed once a day. A +2 bonus is given to the roll if stay in an area you can ward.


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"Well if I wanted to be that far I wouldn't have come here to begin with."
"True... we are within striking distance of the Tyrant, which means within striking distance of us."


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"You seem to have some experience dealing with immortals. Do you have a lead on how Bel is fated to die? Will just the three of us be enough to do him in?"
"I have not discovered his manner of death. I have found out a great deal about his palace defenses, and I have been searching for the fates of the witches and magicians who accompanied his rise to power. finding their graves will allow us to interrogate their memory. Or, if they were burned, knowing that and their name and history should provide a similar effect."


"I set out to kill him alone, and you set out with just two. I think our chances have probably improved. Besides, Tyrants are not destroyed by numbers, but by great deeds. If we need another, it is likely to be a traitor close to Bel."
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Old 09-07-2023, 05:45 PM   #1297
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Yi Belan: "Mere disappointment? I've offered to swear by my prize. Offer me something concrete. Like your enemies finding you easily."
I fold my (obvious) hands. "More concrete? OK, we break our agreement and my former master will find me."

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"I have not discovered his manner of death. I have found out a great deal about his palace defenses, and I have been searching for the fates of the witches and magicians who accompanied his rise to power. finding their graves will allow us to interrogate their memory. Or, if they were burned, knowing that and their name and history should provide a similar effect."
Well, looks like that's next on the agenda. "Can we do that from here, or would we need to head into Bel's empire?"
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Old 09-08-2023, 07:03 AM   #1298
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Yi Belan: "Mere disappointment? I've offered to swear by my prize. Offer me something concrete. Like your enemies finding you easily."

Not getting his prize would be disappointment. "If we betray we do not get what we want" seems fair and appropriate. He will swear on not getting what he wants out of it, but he wants us to swear to more?

Let's just go get drinks. Fate will find us when it's ready.
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Old 09-08-2023, 10:19 AM   #1299
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Not getting his prize would be disappointment. "If we betray we do not get what we want" seems fair and appropriate. He will swear on not getting what he wants out of it, but he wants us to swear to more?
"Maybe he simply doesn't accept that we don't want anything but Bel dead and gone. We could probably make up a thing that we want and we could make a even trade, or maybe we could convince him would just want Bel dead."
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Let's just go get drinks. Fate will find us when it's ready.
"Well I'm fine if you want to stop negotiating but it's way to early to start drinking."
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Old 09-13-2023, 10:52 AM   #1300
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As if by divine inspiration, Vassarious says

"May any harm a betrayer of this pact inflicts be answered twofold in kind upon themselves"

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"Nonsense. We're just late getting started from yesterday."
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