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Old 05-14-2024, 03:05 PM   #281
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All right--looks like we'll go with 5. Thanks! (And who knows--that might give Cassandra a chance at 1 as well.)

My understanding is Cassandra is being watched and Anoras isn't, but Anoras can be tracked by the mark on her hand made by Wings.

The Wooden Sign

Assuming my understanding is correct, Anoras will look for a suitable piece of wood on which to write a message using a metal fish hook. Anoras not only has Fishing but is a Native level Venasir writer and an expert Naturalist.

(And there's a photo of a strong TL 1 or TL 2 metal fish hook at https://flyfishingscience.co.uk/2020...-fishing-hook/ and one at https://www.courthousenews.com/prehi...ng-techniques/ The second article indicates the hook is believed 'strong enough to pull a 2-pound, “and possibly even heavier,” fish out of the water'. That's a fish that would likely be swimming as strongly as possible against the fisher--and the fish hooks are still intact after thousands of years! So I think Anoras' fish hook should be strong enough to carve a message in whatever relatively soft wood that's still strong enough to hold a message that Anoras finds.)

Anoras will make a large mark on the wood signifying Holidor and/or another appropriate mark that would hint helping Holidor--two marks would be ideal. She'll write on the wood in Venasir:

"Warning: Fireball and Wings plan to meet Stripes with others to attack Holidor castle a day or so from now. Cassandra, and the mystics' prisoners, including the giant Thad, can help Holidor prevent the attack. -- Healer Anoras."

Meeting Up

When Anoras gets close to Cassandra, I'm sure she'll be able to see Cassandra was likely wounded. Anoras has already established with the attacking Venasir that she wants to heal everybody.

Anoras, who's been walking through and gathering plants, will sneeze. (Like I just did in real life after walking through and gathering plants--that's where I got the idea.) My guess is Cassandra will point a weapon in the direction of the sneeze.

Anoras will drop her stuff--except for her first aid kit she'll hold in one hand--and put her hands in the air in surrender.

(Anoras speaking in Haunden): "We are being watched so be tough against me (insert insulting Haunden term here--that way Cassandra won't need to act, but can be genuinely irritated)! Please do not attack me! I can heal you!"
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Old 05-14-2024, 09:39 PM   #282
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Cassandra is really very not perceptive, so sneeze

Cassandra will totally upon seeing something suspicious ready her bow and look at it

"Ooh hi . . . HEY! Why did you call me XYZ that's mean! Grrr! Well you better then or maybe I will!"

Cassandra is very happy to see her friend, at least until she is called a mean thing!

((Cassandra has Chummy, so she will totally look happy to see Anoras. But Anoras is very smart with actual social skills while Cassandra is, well, not. So could likely upset her to))
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Old 05-14-2024, 09:41 PM   #283
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Having a literal road to follow surely gives positive TDM!
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Old 05-15-2024, 08:59 AM   #284
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Anoras fortunately got the reaction she hoped for. Cassandra pointed her weapon, then looked confused--Upset? Happy?

If Wings is watching, that could well fit someone who heard a suspicious noise, then saw an unexpected person--who's holding up a first aid kit. Could fit Cassandra capturing a prisoner who could treat her wounds!

(Anoras speaking in Haunden)" "All right (expletive), point at your wounds and tell me to treat them! Remember, we're being watched by the enemy. Keep a weapon handy you could attack me with like I'm your prisoner. Do not treat me like a friend, (expletive)."

(I don't know that Fast Talk is needed, but if so the GM can roll for me.)
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Old 05-15-2024, 09:01 AM   #285
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Having a literal road to follow surely gives positive TDM!
Whether "TDM" means Temporal Data Mining, Text & Date Messaging, or Team Death Match I don't know! :-D
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I'm not sure what was done with the sign. Where is it right now?

No rolls needed yet.

Anoras spots a crow watching Cassandra intently... and her as well.
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Old 05-15-2024, 10:44 AM   #287
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I'm not sure what was done with the sign. Where is it right now?
Sorry I didn't specify that! As Anoras did with her sword and shield, the sign will be in a spot that's easy to find (only a different spot than with the weapons--but a spot fairly close to that spot). Something like at the base of the tree with the unusual large horizontal branch, or the two big trees that oddly split from one at the bottom, or the one in the area that was hit by lightning, something like that. As with her sword and shield, some place obvious that Cassandra could easily find. With the sign, though, it will be placed with the written message side on the ground. That way, in the unlikely chance someone other than Cassandra sees it, it will just be a broken piece of a tree (or whatever plant she used) on the ground.

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Anoras spots a crow watching Cassandra intently... and her as well.
As Anoras is an expert Naturalist, I imagine it won't take her long at all to realize that crow's behavior isn't natural. She'll look at it now and then--as if she's not really paying attention to Wings' bird.

Assuming Cassandra does want help with wounds, I'll roll First Aid.... Made the roll.
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"Oh yes yes you horrible evil most Vileful Venasir villainess you should totally patch up my wounds your evil allies inflicted with your wicked ways!"

Of course Cassandra did get shot in the back, so she probably struggles some pointing out her wounds while holding her sword on Anoras (she can't keep her bow at full draw long, so draws her sword)
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Anoras will look at Cassandra's motions, and start treating her (made First Aid roll. Technically, Anoras didn't need Cassandra pointing out where her wounds are--that was a show to fool watching Wings. But Anoras didn't tell Cassandra that so Cassandra's actions would be real).

While doing so, Anoras will fill Cassandra in.

1) An evil mystic is watching us through a crow. As long as you're here, it will stay here watching. Don't look for it now, look at me when you can without hurting yourself while I'm treating you. I'm supposedly your enemy. I'll give you a chance later to see where the crow is. (Anoras will do this whenever seems most appropriate.)

2) I wrote a message on a piece of wood by (obvious place easy for Cassandra to find). The piece of wood is (describes it--color, size, shape). The message is on the ground side, so when you see the piece of wood later you won't see any writing. You'll have to pick it up and turn it over to see the writing side--hopefully after you shoot the crow. The writing's in Venasir. Translating it into Haunden, it says, ""Warning: Fireball and Wings plan to meet Stripes with others to attack Holidor castle a day or so from now. Cassandra, and the mystics' prisoners, including the giant Thad, can help Holidor prevent the attack. -- Healer Anoras."

You don't have to remember that--it's on the sign. They'll be people at the castle who can read it. It could get our prisoners rescued, and help end the conflicts between Haunden and Venasir.

3) I'll let you know later, maybe soon, where the crow is, so you can see it. And maybe you can shoot it later. It will probably be the only crow following you.

4) I will finish treating you while you're lying face down while I work on your back. When I let you know, you can close your eyes. As if you're sleeping. While you're lying down with eyes closed, I will pretend to escape. I will look for the prisoners, our people.

5) This part will be hard. It will require a brave, honorable soldier who feels a duty to her companions. It would be helpful if it was one with a connection to a very powerful being, someone like Bribeam. This person would walk bravely to the Venasir castle in Holidor, which isn't too far away. They would walk with their sword in its sheath, with their bow not in their hands, so they wouldn't look like a threat to the castle. Which may have a prince.

They would hold the wooden sign with the message on the side on front so anyone from the castle could see it. That way they would know Thad, me, you, and our fellow Haundens are there to help Holidor fight the evil Venasir who captured, tortured, and even killed out people. The person who carries the sign could be accepted by the good Venasir we want to help. That person could become the stuff of legends. But who could do that?
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