RoundTable Adventuring

Ghaahk! My swiddly-spooge!
Valuk

So, we know whose behind it all… Sorta.

Shape shifting mimicking bastard. He was very blurry. His thugs almost got the upper-hand but I dispatched them with my trusty crossbow ol’betsy. Angradd I hope you were paying attention I have honoured you this day… Wait. What is that horrible smell?

Smelling salts!?

pops back into consciousness

OH, DRANNGVIT, WHY!?!
Whom have I wronged so greatly to be punished with so much pain? Forget what I said Angradd I hope you were busy.

There is no way in hell the Sheriff is going to believe this. We are so framed right now. Maybe the carnies will let us go with them.

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Book of Joy #Next one

Great day today, I only wish we had caught that guy alive. Oh well. The next few days will be awesome. This entire town is a powder keg ready to explode in vengence. So many different people to ‘help’. And man is OD! coming along, that guy mouthed off and DEAD. I wonder how long it will take me to convert him.

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Edric I
A Letter to Carrock

Carrock

I’m sending this letter post haste to appraise you of the current happenings in Illsurian. Our mission met with a rub when the gentlemen we were meant to collect from turned up dead. As of this moment his official story is that he and his guards were slain by a group of shiver addled skulks. There’s more to it than that, but what I cannot yet say. The guild and some of the locals have been commissioned and deputised to solve these crimes whike thr local constibulary keep the locals from killing the travelling carnival folk, who are of course the mob’s prime suspects. So do expect a delay in our primary mission. Unfortunately I have no previous experience in detective work and Jabba being of a less cerebral disposition is only circumstantially helpful in this matter. I can only hope for a few more murders so that a pattern might emerge and we can catch this criminal in the act.

Of these local’s we are working with, I plan to entice one of them to join the guild. A young man named Odaal, he is reckless and not in control of his own abilities. However he has shown himself to be a powerful geomancer, and with some disapline, he can be a powerful member of the guild. Further my academic interests have peaked with this child. If he possesses talent for Lithomancy as he does with geomancy I look forward to working with him. Another, a dwarf Valuk is an adventure seeker he may be of use to fill the rank and file of the guild so I will extend the offer to him as well.

Most Worthy Angelic Prince
Edric Von Kappel I

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I remember swimming being much easier
Valuk

Wow, the local colour here… They should really institute some form of public educational training, here. I can’t believe that not-so-gentleman deserved to die but, when the young haven’t quite got a handle on their powers accidents do happen. Every suspect is a dead end… Except maybe the swimmer they may have made it. I fully expect to be run out of town today. I just hope I can fix my crossbow before the next encounter with a delusional mob. I’m beginning to believe I may have lost a few steps while in “wizard school.” Maybe it might be time to go back to my roots. After bringing this drug pushing alchemist into the light of justice. Even though, it seems that the sheriff is completely disinterested in cutting out the root of all this town’s recent criminal ills.

I’m sure things would go better if we were the one’s to explain to the sheriff the sequence of events that led to that man’s death but, it might be better for us if we just join the carnival and hit the road.

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Bolin 1

By the gods I killed him….. i never meant to… I, I didn’t know I could…. Mom was right, this is too dangerous to use. How can I Fix this? I Can’t can I? i can’t stay here then, i’ll have to leave this town. maybe these adventurers will take me with them? If i’m really this dangerous i should probably stick with people i can’t hurt.

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Shinoko I
A letter from Shinoko to the elder council of Tianjing

I have received your missive and am to board a boat to take me from Taldor to Magnimar in Varisia from there i will find myself a Harold and charter a small ship to Hermea. The guild of the round table has granted me a sabatical for this undertaking which means they have given up hope of finding Tomoe, the halfling that went missing in the seige of Oregent. my request still stands however if you learn anything of the Hands of the Mystic Discodia’s current movement send the information directly to me with a copy sent to Carrock, the guild’s new address in Almas will be included at the bottom. Back to the matter at hand this meeting has been many years in the making, I know. Getting Mengkare to allow an Aasimar inside the gates Hermea is historic at best. But to think that he would agree to an exchange of knowledge for the better enlightnement of the world is folly. How far should I go to entertain him, and what of the rumors am I to simply disregard them or should i look into them.

Awaiting the wisdom of my elder council.
Tachibana Shinoko

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A note to the widow

On behalf of all of us in The Unquenchable Lady’s church allow me to entend our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband. And know that I personally will do everything in my power to find and deliver to those responsible to the justice they deserve.

If there is ever anything The Savored Sting can do for you, pray on this charm, and she will answer.

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It's a Mystery
Valuk

Personal Note; We’re investigating a murder. As third party impartial investigators. ‘The Carnival Mistress’ and ‘The Sheriff’

Victim: Owner of “The Locked Box”; Archavin Waldr {Pawn Broker / Money Lender} And one shop guard died during robbery. T.o.D. Late Night – Early Morning.
Waldr – found near path from town to the Carnival, by wife ‘Agnis Waldr’ after he didn’t return from the carnival (within hours of his death). Cause of death appears to be mauling / predation by a larger flying creature or made to appear so.
Guard – throat slit exsanguination.
Witnesses: None have come forward to event. Many claim seeing a 4 legged flying creature silhouetted against moon {unlikely}.
Motive: Most-likey acquisition of key to the “Locked Box.” Although, the robbery may have only been a matter of convenience. No, known public feuds.

Evidence:
Found at Scene
- Plaster Casting of ‘large creature claw tracks’ not a match to Sphinx; Creature was flying or tracks were faked as there were attempts to hide humanoid foot prints around the ‘tracks’ and tracks were light for size.
- Broken Silver Chain – used to keep vault key around Waldr’s neck. – Widow Confirmed.
Found on Body {Waldr}
- Wound Pattern matches Cast/Tracks. Body appears to have not had anything eaten from it.
Found on Guard
- Struck on head from behind, pre-mortum. Fatal cut does not appear to be from a well maintained blade.

Prime suspect: Unidentified.

Working Theory: Victim targeted by unknown mastermind to acquire specific item or items from his shop. Carnies’ being in town during the incident unrelated?

Primary Concerns: Finding the actual murderer(s). Determine what was taken from ‘The Locked Box’.
Secondary Concerns: Bumpkin unrest and discriminatory violence.
Tertiary Concerns: What the ‘public’ thinks. How the Sphinx feels.

Curiosity: The ‘arrangement’ of the Sphinx for the Carnival.
Working Theory: The Sphinx is the head of the Carnival reasons unknown. Or, is actual prisoner being held by forces beyond the physical.

Oh crap invisible things

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A Response to Artanis
re: Adventure Log post titled "Artanis"

/A letter on plain paper crosses Artanis’ desk in Quantium some time after her own letter to Carrock/

“The witch returned late in Abadius after an overlong absence with news of an event at the World’s Crown involving terraforming magic and ancient ruins, so she is once more available to aid. I will pass along the report and request intervention forthwith, as well as pass along the option of relocation at the next meeting. Any who wish to do so will arrive with the witch if she elects to help. If not, they will arrive by boat eventually.’

‘Signs point to a necessary confrontation with more senior members of the Hands in order to determine the sohei’s fate; they are being strangely reserved with her movements. Because of this, we will have to arrange such a meeting, and must be sure to send our best and brightest to it. It was inevitable we were struck against, and now we must decide a proper response. On that note, I have requested the aid of an assassin’s guild with which I am acquainted to provide some protection for our people and headquarters wherever we have a presence; such allies will be useful in deflecting future attacks by our enemies. Word has passed among their kind to your location; they apparently have a presence in most cities. You will be approached by an agent of theirs who will liaise with you in an ongoing capacity. Please be polite: their interest in taking down the Hands is to our benefit, methods notwithstanding.’

‘The so-called “Moonscar Incident” bore unexpected fruit, so we cannot lean on the reaver too strongly. Besides, he followed guild protocol re: protecting our own. I see it as a win. As for your people, let them rest. We don’t have much to work with at the moment, and will need to put the squeeze directly on our enemies if we want more information. We must realign ourselves and direct our focus to countering future efforts against us. We can only hope she isn’t giving them much information, if indeed they are torturing her (or worse). I feel bad about it, I truly do, but our hands are tied: while we could investigate the abduction, work has been… resisted by the Oregent government. Analysis of the dweomer is incomplete, and any leftover magical residue has long dissipated. Bureaucracy has harmed our efforts here, sadly.’

‘Ustalav reports came up negative, despite immediate redirection of local assets to an investigation. Possibly a false trail, but also possibly a carefully coordinated cover-up. I am concerned that the true intent with such actions is to expend our effort on distractions? That, or they are far beyond our ability to oppose right now… and I don’t know which possibility concerns me more. Either way, this highlights the need for a stronger information network, if nothing else."

/A symbol which looks like a nosoi’s mask is signed at the bottom of the page, as if a signature, along with a phrase in Tien which translates as “watch your back”/

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Jabba the Catt
Book of Joy; ENTRY #I've lost count

Whoo! Got the party started last night, at least as much as you can in small-ass town. We arrived yesterday, thank the goddess, so that meant I didn’t have to smother Boring Guy in his sleep. Good for him!
I won ‘King of the Carnival’, made money, had fun, and met a lonesome and broken heart in need of healing the way only Calistria can. Praise Her!

NOW I’M OFF! In search of a hangover cure!

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