Friday, October 7, 2011

Morning After the Crab's Death

Wednesday, August 6, 1650

As soon as light breaks, Gerhard will set about the task of butchering the crab, taking whatever help he can get to load the claws and legs onto the cart.  He has obtained a barrel on loan from Zanfrancesco, and the majority of the body's meat is slopped into that along with salt.  He hopes to leave just after noon, when the tides are receding, and get to Cuxhaven before nightfall.

My previous calculations with the new moon were off; in fact, the new moon was just before the campaign started, not after.  The first quarter rose in the morning of August 5th after 3 a.m.  Thankfully it changes nothing, except the exact moment of the tides.

Gerhard would like to know if you want an exact tally of the weight of meat gathered.  Off-hand, he estimates about 600 lbs., or about 12,000 silver as per your agreement.  He can pay you that amount if you want to settle on the price; he hasn't got the money of course, he'll have to make arrangements with the Hanse bank in Cuxhaven, which he can do personally on Thursday.

Is there anything else that needs addressing?

114 comments:

Nine-toes said...

Nine-toes is for taking the money and trusting Gerhardt, but will listen to the group.

Nine-toes said...

That is, taking Gerhardt at his word and taking the money when it is available.

Ahmet said...

(OOC: If Andrej heals Ahmet and he regains the 8 HP he's missing, Ahmet will help with the butchering of the crab. If Andrej can't heal Ahmet, or doesn't get him all the way back to 8 HP, he'll spend the day resting in order to regain 2 HP.)

Nine-toes said...

Nine-toes will help to repair any damage to the crane and rope if he can.

Andrej said...

Andre will heal Ahmet (4+2) 6 hit points. Andrej will lend a hand to Gerhard and the others working on the crane and generally just endeavor to put things back to close to how we found them and prepare for the journey back to Cuxhaven.

(OOC: I'll be touch and go today)

Alexis said...

Ahmet,

(OOC: that's an in campaign description; says what Ahmet will or won't do. Doesn't need OOC unless it refers to you, the player, and not your character)

If you spend the day resting, that will mean staying on the island overnight again; this is not a problem, as either the lighthouse keepers or Zanfrancesco are more than willing to keep you, but it does mean letting Gerhard go a day ahead of you.

Andrej said...

Andrej will leave with Gerhard. I recommend that we can all use some rest upon our return to Cuxhaven. Also, Andrej is also willing to be paid sooner for the 600 estimated pounds of meat.

Nine-toes said...

Okay. Nine-toes will head back to Cuxhaven with Gerhardt as well. Let's not forget about the mysterious drifting island, though.

Silvius Volundr said...

Silvius is good with the estimated payment as well.

"I fancy a tall ale, a comfortable bed and a night's sleep. Then I have some interest in learning more about Shornlon Island. Sounds mysterious, no?"

(OOC:I know that the name of the island is wrong, but I am driving across the desert today and didnt have time to look it up. As such, I will be intermittent in my play today but will do the best I can to check in. Can a brother get some 4G around here?)

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: my thoughts on the drifting isle too, Ninetoes!)

Andrej said...

Is the isle actually drifting or did we just notice it late? Or is "drifting isle" just an inside joke I missed somewhere?

Nine-toes said...

I believe Alexis said in one of his descriptions that the island moved a yard a year, but I could be wrong.

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: that is my recollection as well, Ninetoes. Along with something along the lines of "ancient druidic rituals" or something.)

Silvius Volundr said...

Also, let us not forget that part of our crab quest involved the gift to the magistrate. I for one want to see if we can parley that into something.

In any event, I suppose we do need to start coming up with what we will do next.

Ahmet said...

(OOC: Alright, 6 HP is close enough... I think it's better if we all stick together. We can rest back on the mainland.)

Ahmet will help with the butchering of the crab and/or with the inspection and repair of the crane, wherever he's more useful. Then he'll join the others on the trip back to Cuxhaven.

Andrej said...

I'm willing to come back and investigate the isle once we've got some coin.

Ahmet said...

(OOC: By the way... thanks for the heal, Brudder!)

Alexis said...

If the party is generally in agreement about going back to Cuxhaven - and I'll assume they are, it will save time (you can disagree and I'll fix it after), we can call it Wednesday evening. If the party wants to wait a day and heal, giving Andrej an opportunity to cast again, I can tell you frankly that Gerhard makes no attempt whatsoever to withhold your payment.

It is given to you in the following form:

Two large pouches containing 250 g.p. each.
Two sacks containing 1,280 s.p. each.
Four large pouches containing 250 s.p. each.
Two small pouches containing 80 s.p. each
Three sacks containing 996 c.p. each
And 31 loose s.p.

The party will need to sort out this money and assign a certain amount to each player; the money can be considered general funds, but for experience purposes I need to know obstensibly who gets what. The party can decide to sort it out anyway they wish; equal shares, or bonus shares for persons voted as deserving, or shares given according to level, amount of damage done, amount of damage suffered, class, race, level, need, etc., however you wish, it has nothing to do with me. But please let me know who gets how much of what, so I can ultimately award experience points gained.

The rule remains 1 x.p. per gold piece, or 1 x.p. per 16 s.p., or 1 x.p. per 192 c.p.

Regarding hit points, if everyone is good with this being now Thursday evening in Cuxhaven, everyone heals 1 from rest (except Ahmet, who heals 2 due to his toughness), and you can begin to discuss your next moves. If not, I'll delete this comment and we can begin again Wednesday afternoon.

Silvius Volundr said...

Is everyone ameniable to equal shares?

Nine-toes said...

I propose we divide everything by 4

That would be:
125 gp each
1250 sp each
249 cp each

I'm cool with that if everyone else is.

After that, Ninetoes would like to give (or send, if we never make it back to the island) 20 silver of his share each to the two lighthouse keepers and the friar for their gracious help and use of their equipment.

Andrej said...

equal shares works for me... let's get a taste of that XP.

Alexis said...

Count your coin again. The total silver is 3,751.

And the total coper is 2,988.

You cannot exchange your coins before dividing them.

Incidentally, all coin exchanging is done at a 10% penalty.

Silvius Volundr said...

10%! I won't pay more than 8%!

Final offer!

Alexis said...

(OOC: Clearly the desert has gotten to your brain. Want to tell us which desert it is, so we can send help - vultures, jackals, other desert vermin - if your car breaks down?)

Andrej said...

Somebody check my math:

Person 1: 125gp/ 937sp/ 267 cp
Person 2: 125gp/ 937sp/ 267 cp
Person3: 125gp/ 938sp/237 cp
Person4: 125gp/ 939sp/ 225 cp

Alexis said...

What do you do with the other 1,992 c.p.?

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: send snakes! Im in the sonoran desert.)

Alexis said...

(OOC: In Mexico? Are you running drugs? Or becoming an illegal immigrant in a more functional, economically forward country?)

Andrej said...

Whoops, only counted one sack. Thanks Alexis. Remaining copper pieces split evenly 4-ways (498 each) Giving us each about 187 XP, correct?

Andrej said...

(OOC: Do they get more functional the further south one goes, Alexis. ;) )

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: Worse! I go to visit my inlaws. Guys, thanks for handling the division of spoils. My abacus is hard to use in the car)

Alexis said...

Fractions ignored.

Actually, it gives 204 x.p. each to Andrej and Ahmet, who both add 10%, and 186 x.p. to Nine-toes and Silvius.

Silvius Volundr said...

Excellent. I will update my sheet this weekend.

Nice work boys!

Ahmet said...

(OOC: Equal shares suits me just fine. Thanks all!)

Nine-toes said...

I will ask Gerhardt, being that he is a man of connections and in light of their successful business venture, if he might know of where a humble monk might be able to acquire a thieves' pick in Cuxhaven. I will explain that I am often locking myself out of my room and it is quite expensive to keep replacing windows. And, of course, it would come in handy should our intrepid band ever happen across an abandoned castle or crypt in the wilderness. Nine-toes swears such a tool would never be used for unsavory or illegal purposes. "Thou shalt not steal," as the good book says.

Alexis said...

(GCI: The thing about a "thieves' pick" ... it is sort of a misnomer. There are specific picks that are designed to counteract specific complex kinds of lock, a couple of which are named on the locksmith's portion of the equipment table, ie, 'warded,' 'complex tumbler.' However, most of the time, even for said locks, all that is actually needed is a piece of narrow metal, wire-like in shape. A thief should be able to take any piece of appropriate sized metal and work it themselves into the perfectly desired shape that fits their particular 'picking' style, just as an any expert knows how to make an object. It is like a guitar pick - it is a conveniently shaped item, which one can buy, but which can also be rather easily made, if one is inclined to do so)

Ahmet said...

And while we're on the subject of shopping, Ahmet adds that he'd like to find some better armor... or perhaps a scimitar. "This pick is useful for cracking rock or skull, but sometimes it can be..." he frowns, groping for the right word. "...inelegant."

Alexis said...

(I should add that it is a 'misnomer' in that it suggests there is some special kind of pick which can only be bought and not made)

Nine-toes said...

OOC - Sorry, I meant a skeleton key. Is it available only to thieves from the onset, or available to them in the form of a class ability, or would I not know?)

Alexis said...

Sorry. Quite right; available only to thieves; which would mean you have to somehow contact the thieves' guild to encourage the locksmith to make one for you.

Nine-toes said...

The note on the list you sent said it was available only to thieves. If that includes monks as well, I will buy it when I get the chance.

Nine-toes said...

(OOC Dang it! Posted mine after I saw your clarification. Sorry.)

James C. said...

Andrej would be interested in the availability of chain mail. I see it on the price list, but its availability appears to be in question. We can tackle than next week. Have a nice weekend everybody.

Silvius Volundr said...

On that note, I need a couple hammers!

Alexis said...

(OOC: I'm not sure if anyone knows; in Canada it is our thanksgiving, which I hope explains the disappearance of the DM. I'm not sure if there's a holiday in the States, too ... Columbus day?)

The market table won't reboot until the Sunday, or one week after we got started. By my count, it is Thursday night.

Silvius Volundr said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ahmet said...

(OOC: Yes, today is Columbus Day in the states, which is kind of a half holiday... some places observe it, many do not.)

Ahmet said...

If we arrive in Cuxhaven on Thursday night, we'll have to use some of our hard-earned loot for accommodations for three nights to get us to Sunday morning. (I'll spend Friday resting to regain my 2 HP.)

By Sunday night, we should all be healed, equipped with better items, and ready for more adventure. So let's use Friday and Saturday figuring out where we'd like to go next. Perhaps we should ask around about those dangerous moors, or the pirate havens along the coast...

Nine-toes said...

(OOC - Happy Thanksgiving! Now Silvius comment makes sense to me."

Alexis said...

Factor in your arriving in Cuxhaven Wednesday night, Ahmet; I proposed your waiting until Thursday in order to get paid, so consider one day healing to have been accomplished.

Factoring in Andrej's heal spell, I tend to agree with the likelihood of your all being healed ... but I'll still need careful bookkeeping on that. Please note that Wednesday through Sunday is 5 days of food, which can be considered non-strenuous activity, so you can get by with a pound a day, each.

Andrej said...

(OOC: Happy Thanksgiving Alexis)

I recommend we eat inn food while staying there and conserve our common rations for the road and adventure.

All day Thursday Andrej will rest, regaining a hp (up to 13 now). On Thursday Andrej uses his cure light wounds upon himself (4 + 2 = 6) bringing him up to 19. On Friday Ahmet will receive the spell and we'll take it from there.

Does anybody else require healing?

Will we resume play on Sunday (campaign time) and should we declare all of our actions between now and then? If so, Andrej will begin dispensing cures.

Andrej said...

I have taken the liberty of assigning treasure lots. If you don't like your lot, we can change it:

Person 1: 125gp/ 937sp/ 765 cp
Person 2: 125gp/ 937sp/ 765 cp
Person3: 125gp/ 938sp/ 735 cp
Person4: 125gp/ 939sp/ 723 cp

Andrej said...

Whoops, didn't actually assign any. Try this (simple alphabetical order):

Ahmet: 125gp/ 937sp/ 765 cp
Andrej 2: 125gp/ 937sp/ 765 cp
Ninetoes: 125gp/ 938sp/ 735 cp
Silvius: 125gp/ 939sp/ 723 cp

Nine-toes said...

Ninetoes took no damage last fight and thus needs no healing. I think he's taken a point so far.

He will see if he can engage anyone in a game of chess with his wooden chess set. He'll wager no more than 5 coppers if anyone wants to bet. Otherwise, he practice unarmed and staff forms in his spare time.


I'll deduct what I spend on inn food and lodging.

Nine-toes said...

andrej - that's fine by me.

Ahmet said...

Ahmet requires no further healing -- your initial Cure Light Wounds (6) and his day of rest (2) brings him back up to full strength.

Ahmet will spend his "off time" seeking information from travelers about the moor and woodland -- specifically, how dangerous are these areas, if money can be made escorting those who must journey through them, and any strange tales they've heard of the wilderness.

(OOC: So, let me make sure I have my numbers straight. Four nights of lodging -- I think I'll get a private room to avoid anyone from stealing my newfound wealth -- is 12 S.P., or say 15 with a room cleaning and a shave and a couple baths thrown in. Five days of food, let's say 12 S.P. a day -- 60 S.P. for five days. Can we call it a nice even 75 S.P.?)

Andrej said...

Alexis, for when you next get a chance: How much does my quarterstaff weigh? It wasn't on the lists and I never did document it. If it's the same as the Player's Handbook, just let me know and I'll look it up. Also, how much does the bottle ostensibly containing the trapped souls of Robur and Brendan weigh? Thanks in advance.

Andrej said...

Gents, I took two of the 6 large pouches used to carry our payment above. More pouches and several sacks remain for you guys to use. Whatever isn't claimed I'll toss onto the cart.

Andrej said...

Assuming we relax until the market day on Sunday, Andrej will secure private lodging for he and Emmanuel, as well as stabling and feed for Jan. Each day we shall split a whole, slow roasted chicken, a half loaf of bread and wash it down with a pint each of ale, more than enough food for our daily requirement. In this manner Andrej spend 245 coppers and 15 silvers.

Alexis said...

Ahmet,

People do hire, but typically from the mercenaries' guild. The principle people who do not hire from that guild either A) have a reason not have another organization know about their doings; or B) have a bad relationship with the mercenaries' guild.

The guild in Cuxhaven is not very large; maybe 5-11 persons, with a rare event drawing another 5-11. So not much competition.

Andrej,

About 4 lbs.

Everyone,

Apart from Ahmet's suggestion for looking for travelling work (and I'll work something up from column A or B if Ahmet wants to press his inquiries), is there some specific idea I should relate the next post towards?

Silvius Volundr said...

The next time that Gerhard is available, Silvius will be asking him more about Scharnorn Island.

Specifically, "Can we get there on foot, like Neuwark, or do we need a boat?"

"These druidic practices...did they involve human sacririfice?"

"Has there been any talk of such practices in recent years?"

"Does anyone live on the island, to your knowlege?"

"Have you ever been there yourself?"

Silvius Volundr said...

Silvius will follow Andreg's lead on the dining front, though he eats enough for two instead of sharing.

Andrej said...

1) Andrej would like to make the acquaintance of whomever runs the Catholic church in Cuxhaven. He will go about the town in his priestly attire and endeavor to make connections at the church.

2) Andrej is interested in acquiring some chain mail and if none is available locally will suggest a trip to Hamburg.

3) Andrej will be sure to let Gerhard know that he and possibly the rest of the group would be interested in future dealings if this past one was satisfactory to him. Gerhard may pass along our names with his recommendation should he desire it.

4) Andrej informs the group that he has left a valuable book in the care of a scholar in Eichstatt. Should we travel there to learn of the book's properties and decide to sell it, he's willing to share in the proceeds. Should he decide to keep it, it will likely be worth having around.

5) Andrej still has the bottle with Robur and Brendan. He often takes it out and worries over it, not sure how to get rid of the thing and what he sees as his responsibility to see to the proper disposition of human souls. Perhaps a large church in Hamburg or Lubek or the more Catholic Frisia or Emsland.

Andrej said...

6) Should there be no lucrative guard jobs with or without the mercenaries guild, we have a cart ourselves and could either ship something for a profit for a merchant or engage in some speculative trade.

Alexis, Andrej is also trying to ascertain what goods are locally produced here in Cuxhaven and exported via road (if any).

Andrej said...

(OOC: Alexis, received the market file. Don't have Ninetoes' email handy at work, but can send it to him later today if necessary)

Assuming the file means we've moved up to Sunday in the campaign, two questions: 1) Would Andrej's (and any Catholic's) participation in the market on the Sabbath be considered verboten, and if so are there any other days to go to market?
2) If the market lists a price for selling to a shop and at least one of the items is wanted can we go ahead and sell and just report it here?

Alexis said...

Nine-toes,

Not sure how you'd like to handle the chess playing; either assume you broke even, or feel free to play against a chess program and wager five copper per bout; no one else will go higher than that, either. You may assume it is not that difficult to find games in the town market, once you set up your wooden chessboard.

Silvius,

Gerhard knows nothing about Scharhorn except that it is a menace to navigation. You do need a boat to get there. As far as Gerhard can say, no one has been there in his lifetime ... which is at least 40 years.

Alexis said...

Andrej,

There is no Catholic church is Cuxhaven. Organized Catholicism has been banned by the city of Hamburg. Individuals are free to continue practicing.

Gerhard would just appreciate hearing from you and knowing where you might be from time to time.

The only truly local produced good in Cuxhaven is fish. It is generally salted or dried, though there is no great concern for doing either in town. As long as it's hauled inland, you should do all right.

There's no set rule against buying on a Sunday. This is why Sunday is the day the market is tolerated; no one is working (except the vendors, and that fact has consistently been overlooked throughout history, odd as that may seem - I suppose sellers are not seen as 'working').

The sale to town or common people tables are there so that you can sell your goods as easily and directly as buy them. So trusting you to do so, please keep note of the maximum number of buys and sales. Remember that maximum number is per person in the party, not a total for everyone.

Alexis said...

Nine-toes,

Sorry, did not have your email last night to send the updated equipment table, and I don't have access to email I can use right now. Can you please get the table from someone else, or email me at alexiss1@telus.net today so later, when I get home, I can mail you the table.

Nine-toes said...

(OOC - email away)

Ninetoes would like to buy a thieve's pick (those aren't restricted like the skeleton key, if I'm reading correctly) and four belt pouches. Also he will spend 12 sp on a private room and 122 cp on bread and pork roast.

As far as the chess goes, I'm fine with breaking even. If any one of any skill plays, Ninetoes will pay him for any lessons they can provide.

Ninetoes is also game for tagging along if the group wants to take a road trip. Island, book or bottle, all sound promising.

Ahmet said...

Ahmet will seek out a scimitar and better armor (splint or banded), with the requisite padding.

Can we all chip in for a communal food pool? As long as there's no pork in it, I'm in!

Andrej said...

In my mind I see two possible courses of action coming into focus, and a possible third based on whether or not Ahmet's inquiries into guard or mercenary work bear fruit.

1) Explore the nearby "floating island". Pros: Sounds cool. Cons: There may be nothing there

2) Haul a load of fish inland on our way to Eichstatt. Unload the fish and buy something else, repeating the buying and selling all along the way. In this manner we hope to at least break even or possibly come out ahead on travel costs. We can stop and visit friends Andrej has in Calenburg, possibly exposing an opportunity to us. In Eichstatt, we seek out the scholar Egbert and learn more about the book I loaned to him. Pros: Travelling Alexis's world is half the fun and opportunity may find us along the way. Cons: The traveling and buying and selling may become tedious for you and the upside of the book is unknown. Andrej was assured that it was quite valuable, though.

Silvius Volundr said...

I am game to retrieve Andrej's book. We can comeback for the island another time, unless you guys are hell bent on going there now.

Silvius purchases the last 2 daggers, a second spear and 2 hammers (thank you, DM!).

He will put those daggers, the spear and his hand axe in the cart, wrapped on a blanket. He now carries 2 badass hammers.

Andrej, your option 2 sounds good to me.

Nine-toes said...

I think we should head to Eichstatt, given no exigency to explore the island now. Good to tie up loose ends first.

Nine-toes said...

"Evil doers beware, Silvius now weilds his hammers!"

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: WOO HOO!)

Andrej said...

I'll put in one more pro for the island and a con for the book: The island is right here in front of us while Eichstatt is at least several days or weeks away. We may never come back this way again, so our best opportunity to explore the island might be now.

Silvius Volundr said...

I go where you go, Andrej.

Andrej said...

Thanks Silvius. While I appreciate the support to tie up some of Andrej's loose ends (and get us paid) I think since the island is convenient and has piqued our interest we should check it out first.

Nine-toes said...

Fine, island it is then.

What says the Turk?

Ahmet said...

I'm in agreement -- let's check out the island first. If it seems to be a dead end, we can then proceed with Plan B.

Andrej said...

We'll await final concurrence from Ahmet, but in the meantime Andrej will begin inquiring about renting a boat or perhaps arranging to be dropped off and picked up from the island of Scharhorn. He'll start with Gerhard or the inn-keep, hoping for a good recommendation from them. Andrej will also be making use of the market day and will post below what he purchases.

Silvius Volundr said...

Silvius will join Andrej. If he purchases anything more, I will post tonight.

Andrej said...

Andrej makes the following purchases:
chain mail, skull cap, cowhide gauntlets, linen chausses & hauberk, cowhide sack, sack of beans, 2 serving spoons, 9" iron pan. He's also selling his studded armor. Net cost: 48 gp, 41 sp, 6 cp.

I'm tossing these on the cart unless you guys want them: 5 sacks, 3 large pouches, 2 small pouches

Alexis said...

As long as you don't mind waiting until Tuesday morning, Gerhard can probably get you a boat - sailing skiff, 23 feet long, with pilot, for the cost of feeding the fellow that day; Gerhard doesn't know why you might be interested, but his nephew Terrell, 15 years of age, will take you out there and wait with you.

Silvius Volundr said...

I say we go.

Nine-toes said...

Still for going to the island, though Gerhardt does not make it sound promising.

Andrej said...

I'm still in as well. At worse it is a day lost in diversion. Let us arrange through Gerhard that we will need the lad and his boat for two days and plan to spend the evening there. I'll also give the lad a shiny gold piece for his troubles.

Let us plan to leave on Tuesday morning, spending another day at the inn. Emmanuel and I will pack what provisions we might need and see them loaded onto the boat Tuesday morning. I suggest somebody look into purchasing 2 shovels and an extra pick (Ahmet has one already). I don't know that we'll need them, have no reason to suspect anything really, but I'd hate to make it out there and not have them. They're not a bad thing to own in any event and the cart can haul them in the future. If agreed, we can split the costs. Any volunteers on doing the homework and purchasing? I'll be shuffling the cart list around a bit.

Alexis, I'll be stabling the horse for our time on the island and Emmanuel will be coming along this time. Should I pay in advance? Also, will the inkeep keep my cart for me and would there be an additional charge for that?

Ahmet said...

I'll look into buying two shovels and two picks (I wouldn't want to risk my fightin' pick).

Nine-toes said...

We should split the cost of the picks and shovels, and of stabling and provisioning the horse as well. We all benefit from the use of the cart.

Silvius Volundr said...

That works for me. Just post the cost and I will deduct my share.

Alexis, Silvius is also going to sell his armor and buy some chainmail. I will update my sheet tonight, if that works for you.

Alexis said...

Works fine, Silvius. Pay in advance, Andrej. The innkeeper will keep the cart also, and charge you the same cost as for your horse (or alternately, he will stable your horse and cart for free if you will give them the use of just the cart for two days - he has his own horse).

Gerhard will consent to two days if Terrell agrees. Gerhard thinks he will.

Andrej said...

Consider the cart on loan to the innkeeper. Provided all goes as planned with Terrell, we should arrange to meet close to dawn on Tuesday morning if that is acceptable to our pilot and my companions.

Andrej and Emmanuel will be carrying all of their "carried" equipment plus hauling onto the boat: one sack of potatoes, one sack of beans, the cooking pot, the sacks labeled "cooking supplies" & "personal items 2" on my character sheet. Everything else will be left on the cart or stored by the inkeeper should he prefer.

deducted 5 sp for another inn stay and 22 cp a meal of roast pork and bread for Andrej and Emmanuel.

Silvius Volundr said...

Silvius will bring along everything except the items listed as, "in the cart", which will be updated tonight. I may have mentioned that a time or two already.

On Monday, Silvius will see to his companions' gear, ensuring that mail is in good order after the bout with the crab and that weapons are in good condition.

Also, if Gerhard has not delivered his prize to the magistrate yet, we may want to be on hand dir that in case we get some credit for the deed.

...you never know where that could lead!

Alexis said...

Gerhard has his whole shop working hard with the crab meat, preparing it and degreasing it, gathering the fish oil from the carcass, making soup from the extras, salting the main parcel of meat, etc.; he has also sent word to the ship, and expects to produce a great feast for the Prince Monday evening. This is why he can't spare Terrell until Tuesday.

(OOC: I'm catching up after the weekend, so I'm thin on time; if Ahmet and Nine-toes give their consent, I will start the new post for the going out on the skiff tomorrow morning).

Nine-toes said...

[oOC I consent.]

Ahmet said...

(OOC: I consent... but first I'd like to buy banded mail. However, there's no cost listed. If I can't find it, or if I can't afford it, I'll buy a suit of splinted mail, and sell my studded leather. I'll also buy the chausses and haubrek which I think is required with metal armor. If I can find a scimitar, I'll buy one of those. And top it off with 20 sticks of beef jerky (5 pounds) for the road.)

Andrej said...

Ahmet, let us know what we owe for the shovels and picks when you are able.

Ahmet said...

(OOC: Haven't been able to find a price for those... Alexis?)

Andrej said...

I found a spade, 8 g.p. each... let's go ahead and deduct 4 g.p.each and I'll bring them in the boat. Couldn't find a non-military pick, but did find a climber's hammer.

Nine-toes said...

I already have one climber's hammer.

And I'll deduct the 4gp.

Ahmet said...

I'll buy another military footman's pick (7 g.p.)... might as well have a spare along just in case.

Alexis said...

Banded mail is unavailable. I see splinted for 58 g.p. The chausses and hauberk are necessary for every kind of armor, including leather. Chausses and hauberk alone are the equivalent of "padded" armor, which will increase your AC to 9; with leather, to 8, and so on.

I see a scimitar for 6 g.p.

The military pick is effectively a workman's pick, which I haven't worked out a price for ... I'll knock 2 g.p. off the price listed, and try to have it for next time.

Ahmet said...

OK, so let's say we buy:

Two spades (8 g.p. each)
one military pick (7 g.p.)
one workman's pick (5 g.p.)

That would be 7 g.p. each.

And I'll take the splinted, chausses, haubrek, scimitar and jerky.

Onward and upward!

Andrej said...

noted, also got some odds and ends and updated my char sheet. Alexis, if you want me to post here as well, let me know, but figured I'd spare you all the minutiae.

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: can you imagine just how bad getting hit with a F-ing pick would hurt?)

Alexis said...

I'm good with the character sheet update.

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: Silvius went on a shopping spree. Traded ring mail for MITHRIL chain mail. Temporarily retired the hand axe for 2 hammers and only marginally increased encumbrance while reducing AC by 2.

Picked up some spare weapons, a hammoc and more bacon too. Now Im broke...)

Alexis said...

Just keep in mind, Silvius, that mithril chain mail is NOT magical ... but it withstands destruction with a +4 saving throw against everything.

James C. said...

Does it get a +6 since Silvius is such a mac-daddy smith?

Alexis said...

Yes.

Ahmet said...

Ah, if it's not too late, I'd also like to buy a sheepskin scabbard for my scimitar (one for a sword is 4 g.p.; can I find one for a scimitar?) and a sheepskin scabbard for the dagger on my belt (23 s.p. if available; can I find one?).

Nine-toes said...

I'm buying a grappling hook, some loaves of bread, and some other odds and ends. Updating character sheet this morning.

Alexis said...

Let's call the scabbard price for a scimitar as the same for a sword.

Ahmet said...

Excellent.

Now to explore our mysterious island!