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Old 09-14-2023, 10:58 AM   #1301
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Yi Belan hands over a talisman for the oaths to be sworn on.



"I am happy to have assistance. Bel is a very large and dangerous prize. I am an immortal, and I dabble in witchery. What are you?"


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"Can we do that from here, or would we need to head into Bel's empire?"
"There are four witches I am tracking. Kissare I think was buried in her home city of Ur, in an unmarked tomb among the kings. Amjad el-Rizk vanishes from history in the Arabian desert, presumably buried with his home tribe. Zakiti seems to have died in Bel's court, but it does not seem she was burned.. or if she was, her ashes are hidden and sealed. Ninsunu's family have continued as witches in Bel's service. I found one family member who says her ancestor is buried in a remote cave complex tied to their mystic power north and west of the capital... but she was too afraid of her oaths to keep her from revealing more than that.
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Old 09-14-2023, 07:11 PM   #1302
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"I am happy to have assistance. Bel is a very large and dangerous prize. I am an immortal, and I dabble in witchery. What are you?"
"I was made by people with more skill than wisdom to serve as a servant and guard. Now I go around and deal with problems. My weapons are made with the same skill as I was."

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"There are four witches I am tracking. Kissare I think was buried in her home city of Ur, in an unmarked tomb among the kings. Amjad el-Rizk vanishes from history in the Arabian desert, presumably buried with his home tribe. Zakiti seems to have died in Bel's court, but it does not seem she was burned.. or if she was, her ashes are hidden and sealed. Ninsunu's family have continued as witches in Bel's service. I found one family member who says her ancestor is buried in a remote cave complex tied to their mystic power north and west of the capital... but she was too afraid of her oaths to keep her from revealing more than that.
"Well I'd say the obvious solution is to head down the Euphrates stopping off the cave complex and Ur, and if we still need a lead from their head into the desert and look for this Amjad's tribe."
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Old 09-17-2023, 08:38 PM   #1303
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"I am a fighter and an infiltrator, a gatherer and keeper of secrets, and apparently a midwife of destiny."

I'm all for tracking down Amjad el-Rizk's tribe.


From our research, would a subject be bound by the fate-oath effects if they are off world? Say if se took the frightened witch home for questioning...
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Old 09-18-2023, 08:07 AM   #1304
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From our research, would a subject be bound by the fate-oath effects if they are off world? Say if we took the frightened witch home for questioning...
Rolling Occult!... 12. The effect will be quite weak and easily countered in the Villa, but will return when the witch returns to this world.

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"I was made by people with more skill than wisdom to serve as a servant and guard. Now I go around and deal with problems. My weapons are made with the same skill as I was."
"So you are a monster*?"
* a creature with human intelligence shaped for its superior combat ability.

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"I am a fighter and an infiltrator, a gatherer and keeper of secrets, and apparently a midwife of destiny."
"Are you an immortal? Is anyone considering you for that honor? And you seem to dabble to witchcraft?"

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"Well I'd say the obvious solution is to head down the Euphrates stopping off the cave complex and Ur, and if we still need a lead from their head into the desert and look for this Amjad's tribe."
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I'm all for tracking down Amjad el-Rizk's tribe.
Yi Belan says he's found out just about everything he thinks he can find up here. Its time to enter Bel's lands.

So do you want to seek out the cave complex first, or the el-Rizk tribe first?
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Old 09-18-2023, 11:10 AM   #1305
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"Are you an immortal? Is anyone considering you for that honor? And you seem to dabble to witchcraft?"
This is interesting... We have not discussed using this world's nature to acquire our own immortality. How feasible is that?

"I have some knowledge if these things, but I do not work magics myself, other than the most rudimentary practices."



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So do you want to seek out the cave complex first, or the el-Rizk tribe first?
Sorry! Yes, Cave complex first, got myself reversed...
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Old 09-18-2023, 11:16 AM   #1306
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"So you are a monster*?"
"Well 'monster' has baggage in my native tongue and I doubt I'm made in the same way but in simple terms yes."
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So do you want to seek out the cave complex first, or the el-Rizk tribe first?
The cave complex does seem to be along the way...
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Old 09-19-2023, 08:54 AM   #1307
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This is interesting... We have not discussed using this world's nature to acquire our own immortality. How feasible is that?
So the process they use has a significant chance of death*, and it won't apply off world. But on world, it will work fine. V can assume immortality via shape changing... though that uses up some of V's points as well.

*I don't have stats for the process, but something like a roll against the lower of will-2 and HT-2 to avoid dying.

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"I have some knowledge if these things, but I do not work magics myself, other than the most rudimentary practices."
"I see. Then you will allow me to cast the daily wards?"

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"Well 'monster' has baggage in my native tongue and I doubt I'm made in the same way but in simple terms yes."
"You do not appear as one. Hopefully I will only need to find out at the end, when we slay Bel."

"I have just a few more errands before I go. May we delay our departure until tomorrow? And will you be riding Camels or Horses?"
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Old 09-19-2023, 09:09 AM   #1308
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"You do not appear as one. Hopefully I will only need to find out at the end, when we slay Bel."
"Find out?"

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"I have just a few more errands before I go. May we delay our departure until tomorrow? And will you be riding Camels or Horses?"
"Well I don't see why not." I'll assign a swarm to follow Yi on his errands. Once he's back in bed, I'll head off to take down the hive.

"Which are easier to handle?"
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Old 09-20-2023, 08:00 AM   #1309
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"Find out?"
"See you in action in a fight: I will see what gifts you were given."

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"Which are easier to handle?"
Yi looks surprized and disturbed by this question, and then says "The horse. Truely, the horse."


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"Well I don't see why not." I'll assign a swarm to follow Yi on his errands. Once he's back in bed, I'll head off to take down the hive.
Yi travels to someone's house. He seems to be familiar with a portion of Bel's royal palace. Yi wants to talk all about it, and the man seems quite happy to do so. Yi pays his informant four gold coins ($1,600). Then he goes to a witch and asks her to scry on two people he recently met -- Vassarius and Halcyone. He wants to know where they are from, and who their enemies are.
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Old 09-20-2023, 10:17 AM   #1310
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Yi looks surprized and disturbed by this question, and then says "The horse. Truely, the horse."
"Horses it is then"
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Then he goes to a witch and asks her to scry on two people he recently met -- Vassarius and Halcyone. He wants to know where they are from, and who their enemies are.
Well I guess he can't complain about being spied on then.
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