Thursday, October 27, 2011

First Afternoon in Oldenburg

Sunday morning, August 17, 1650
Weather:  Cool, cloudy and with a gentle breeze from the west (good sailing conditions)

To begin, everyone joins in breaking camp, gathering their things together.  Silvius in particular suffered somewhat during the short night, getting not much rest and suffering 1 h.p. of damage in the way of a sore back and shoulders.  The last business of the party is dealt with before moving forward.

The party enters Oldenburg through the east gate of that town, taking note that the town seems remarkably pristine and clean, and in fact unaffected by the late war in everyway.  The walls are strong and only a few decades old, the streets well-managed and wide.  The town is quite large, more than ten thousand people, but suggests a comfortable and wealthy populace for the most part.

Because it is Sunday morning, the main portion of the town has settled into the dozen or so churches in Oldenburg, closing shops and emptying the streets.  When the party does find a place to stop, rest and put up their horses, they find only a 14-year-old boy on duty, and no one else.  He will stable the horses and allow the party their business.  The kitchen is closed until noon; no beverages are for sale until that time, and no liquor until six this evening.

At this point, Jack thanks the party for their hospitality, promises that he will pass it forward to others, and asks if the party will forgive him moving on.

105 comments:

Andrej said...

Andrej bids Jack and fond farewell, and hopes aloud that the vagabond will keep close what was seen and spoken about while we journeyed together.

What are your respective thoughts on how I want to handle the ingots, gents? In summary, have Silvius or Ninetoes sell them in the market, giving hints that he is off to Munich or some other place further off to seek his further fortunes? I recommended Silvius because in my mind's eye he's the most nondescript or our rather motley party.

Ahmet said...

Unless there seems to be some obvious prohibition against bearing weapons, Ahmet will wear his scimitar and a dagger on his belt and his backpack on his back, but leave his pick, shield and armor in the cart. If there does seem to be a ban on weapons, he'll make due with the daggers in his boots.

Alexis said...

Jack assures you he has no interest in being exposed one way or the other about pirates.

There seems to be no ban on weapons, though perhaps a pick axe or scimitar might draw a lot of attention.

Ahmet said...

Very well... I'll make due with the daggers.

Ahmet is still obviously wary of the idea selling the silver bars, but Silvius seems like the wisest course.

Nine-toes said...

As far as the ingots go, I'd like to make contact with the address (just to have closure on what they're for), but barring that we can try selling them. I agree that Sylvius is the better choice of selling the pirate silver that we've been warned is a very bad thing.... :)

I'd like to pick up a few things at market when I can.

Andrej said...

Ninetoes, if we make contact with the address there's no turning back in my view. At that point the decision has been made to either turn them over or make ourselves a blatant enemy of whomever it is we're stealing from here. If we act now to divest ourselves of the burden, without certainty I grant you, we at least hope to retain our anonymity and make a few coins.

Nine-toes said...

I know, I'm not against selling them.

I guess we'll see if Sylvius is willing.

Alexis said...

I am sorry to hold the campaign up, fellas, but for the present I can't move forward without some kind of feedback from Silvius - as you've all decided he's the fellow to try to sell the silver bars. As such, until I know he's ready, and I can move the game into Sunday afternoon, I'm sort of stuck.

Is there anything anyone wants to do Sunday morning apart from selling the bars, and apart from buying, since the market is closed. I presume Andrej is communing on the sabbath for his own sake, perhaps taking Nine-toes and Silvius through a service while Ahmet scowls off to one side.

Nine-toes said...

Since Silvius is indispossed, I'll volunteer to take the silver in to sell it. Will Emmanuel come with me? (If he is not averse to selling the silver, that is.)

Ahmet said...

(OOC: Heh.

After my requisite scowling, I will ask around, as I did in Cuxhaven, if there is any work for a bold young fellow like myself -- dangerous lands nearby, caravans requiring escort, maidens in need of rescue, etc.)

Alexis said...

Emmanuel will decline. He is uncertain about this whole matter.

Nine-toes said...

Oh heck. If Emmanuel's not going, I'm not feeling good about my prospects with the silver, either.

I suppose I'll attend Andrej's service then and pray for guidance.

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: guys, my deepest apologies. I warned that I may be busy the next few days, but I had no idea.)

Silvius will happily find a buyer in the market for the ingots, keeping a pair of hammers with him and hopefully with Ninetoes watching his back from a short distance.

He will also purchase a tent and bedroll when the opportunity presents itself. He will start at the silveramith in his search of a.buyer for our invitation.

Nine-toes said...

I've got your back. I'll try to be unobstrusive and see if I can spot anyone following Silvuis in the crowd.

Andrej said...

Observing the sabbath and providing religious instruction to my charges about covers it for Andrej. When will the markets and shops re-open? Monday?

Alexis said...

Sunday after church. These are protestants.

We have activity; Silvius, you go to sell the silver, and discover that the only person who would have any definite interest would be the Puddler's Street ... but once there, you find that several of them might be willing to buy perhaps four ounces from you, but a 78 oz. bar? They are not at this time short of stock.

Nine-toes, could I ask you please to roll a d20.

Nine-toes said...

16

Silvius Volundr said...

Silvius keeps his hands on his pouches as best he can as he makes his way to the inn to join the others.

Alexis said...

Nine-toes sees nothing.

Ahmet said...

Ahmet busies himself in the inn, looking very much the foreign sword for hire, asking around to see if there's adventure to be had in these parts.

Silvius Volundr said...

If Silvius arrives at the inn unmolested...

"Ahmet, it seems that we shall be saddled with this silver for some time. I aim to buy a bucket of paint or tar and make this silver look like something else during our travels."

Ahmet said...

Ahmet hmms. "So anyone who searched our belongings would find nothing but four bars of tarred metal! But perhaps that in and of itself would arose suspicion?"

Silvius Volundr said...

"Twould. I mean only to hide them from the casual observer. Who knows how long it will be afore we can find a proper buyer o' so much silver"

Ahmet said...

Ahmet nods to Silvius, then, after his inquiries about local adventure after made, he'll book a private room (3 s.p.), and while it is being cleaned (20 c.p.) he'll sample this reindeer steak the others kept raving about back in Cuxhaven (13 s.p.).

Then he'll head to the cart, retrieve his gear, and lock it in his room.

Assuming the market is still open, he'll put 40 gold pieces in his belt pouch and head there. He'll buy an 8' square linen tent (15 g.p.) and a 30' diameter linen pavilion tent (15 g.p.) for the party's comfort while on the road.

(OOC: Are they really the same price? In any event, we can settle up later amongst ourselves.)

While he's in the market he will continue his quest for a bullwhip. If he still can't find one, he'll ask a drover what the local animal handlers use to motivate their herds.

When he returns to the inn, he'll have a bath (23 c.p.) and send out his clothes to be laundered (12 c.p.).

He'll also pay for his horse to be stabled (4 c.p.) and fed (6 c.p.).

Alexis said...

Obviously, there is an error with the pavilion tent. Correcting it, the price should be 250 g.p. if its linen; also, be aware it takes three hours to set the pavilion tent up and 2 hours to take it down (it would take four men 45 minutes to set it up).

Ahmet never has this conversation with Silvius, for Silvius is not yet back from marketing. The cleaning woman cannot clean his room as it is Sunday and she does not clean on this day. Nor does the laundress. The reindeer steak is not all that - in fact it's a little touch and it does not settle at all well on Ahmet's stomach.

About the time he's finishing his dinner, the sky has grown very cloudy and in fact it rains for about twenty minutes - not to heavily, but the wind whips up for most of the afternoon before and after it falls.

Alexis said...

About the time Ahmet is finishing his dinner and thinking about heading to the cart and retreiving his gear, clouds have thickened and covered the sky, and rain begun to fall. Silvius, only just having been told that his silver isn't wanted, and still feeling a bit poorly from his bad sleep last night, judges that it isn't going to rain very long. He dives into a doorway (even if he doesn't want to - it is natural human behavior) where he gets some shelter from the rain. And there he's waylaid by three men. Two are carrying fully loaded heavy crossbows pointed at him, and the third looks fairly familiar - but the light isn't too good in this rain.

"We'll just take them four bars from you," says the vaguely familiar one.

Silvius looks about and Nine-toes is nowhere to be seen (blew his wisdom check roll, and he's actually nearby helping a vendor cover his cart from the rain).

Silvius Volundr said...

Did you roll for all that, Alexis?

Ahmet said...

(OOC: "What happened to you, Silvius?" "I got robbed at crossbow point by-" "Oh, enough about you. The steak was TERRIBLE!")

Ahmet said...

(OOC: As to the tents, I think we'll obviously want to buy two or three of the 8' square tents, rather than one pavilion!)

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: funny Ahmet!)

Alexis, in my estimation, could I run? Maybe a few yards til I got around a corner or found cover?

Alexis said...

Silvius,

Trying to look behind the curtain at the great and powerful Oz?

Nine-toes has a 15 wisdom and rolled a 16; he must be doing something, so I invented the business with the vendor.

The guy asking for the bars is the one that killed and was trying to steal from Victor. He will tell you it wasn't difficult to bribe the ferryman to learn when he was taking you across, and to learn also where the party intended to go (you'll remember the ferryman gave you directions to Oldenburg). Then he rode south, found another way across the river, spoke to the ferryman on the other side, learned you were going to Oldenburg, gathered his friends, waited until a good moment (rain) and waylaid you. No rolling there, just solid logic.

Things not available for Ahmet because its Sunday are from my upbringing as a Lutheran, which these folks are. Still willing to gather and eat/drink, but the public laundry isn't open. I posited the Turk wouldn't like the reindeer steak because most people - particularly southerners - don't like the gamey taste.

The rain was actually rolled. My chart say it rains 1 and a half millimeters for 19 minutes. Then the temperature turns pleasant, though the wind continues at about 5-6 knots.

Satisfied? (DM smiling)

Alexis said...

Silvius, you can certainly run. And I am certainly going to take two shots with a crossbow and run after you.

Silvius is in chain-mail and hauberk. These three do not seem armored. I wouldn't count on outdistancing them.

Silvius Volundr said...

Never doubted it....was just impressed.

Alexis said...

Action?

Nine-toes said...

With all due respect, that doesn't make sense to me. I'll buy that a blown wisdom check would mean I could fail to notice persons following Silvius, or even that he disappears in the rain and I couldn't see where, but not that I would help someone cover a cart while I'm specifically engaged in shadowing my friend for the explicit purpose of keeping him safe. When I lost sight of Silvius, I would immediately search for him.

Mind you, I don't think finding him would be a good thing for me. I don't think the two of us could take all three men even if I do find them. I'm just not following the logic here. I know you could just have easily said a cat suddenly launched itself at my face, breaking my concentration (because of the failed check) but I would still look for Silvius immediately after.

Also, I will grant it may be human nature to duck into an awning in the rain, but would it still be human nature to do so when carrying silver that you know people have killed for?

Silvius Volundr said...

Carrying all that silver can't speed me up much either.

Silvius will part with the bars one at a time, but will take a step closer to see the faces of his assailants as he hands them over one by one. He will smile and shrug innocently.

"Were they yours then? Should have reckoned you would catch up with us."

As he parts with the last bar, "tell you what, friend. This silver was never ours. I'm frankly happy to give it back to you, for I care not your purposes, nor is the silver that valuable to me. I also offer you the service of me and mine friends. We are a stout lot. You should know, for you fled from us. Perhaps we could be of use."

Silvius rests his hand on his hammer head at his belt, ready to be shot in the chest. If the bastard misses though, he is getting his teeth knocked out.

Alexis said...

I don't buy that argument, Nine-toes. If you fail a dexterity check, it means you do fail to do something dexterously, and for three seconds you're clumsy and fall. If you fail a strength check, you haven't got the strength to achieve the goal. If you fail a wisdom check, you do something UNWISE. Searching around for Silvius the moment he is out of sight is a wise thing to do, but in this case he is out of sight because you blew your wisdom check. That's the reason. You can't argue blowing a dex check, falling, and then saying that at the moment you begin to fall you reach out and grab the ledge with your remarkable dexterity. You FAILED. This is the price of failure. You don't realize that Silvius is out of sight until you look up from helping with the vendor and seeing he's not there. The moment of "hey, where the hell is Silvius" hasn't come yet - that is seconds in the future, AFTER three men have caught him in the doorway.

Regarding carrying the silver:

A) Silvius said nothing of this concern for carrying the silver or the terrible danger of possibly meeting the people who would have killed for it BEFORE going out to sell it. I read very carefully, but while it was discussed Silvius said "I will happily find a buyer" while Nine-toes watched his back. I don't see anything about his being so terrified that he runs back in the rain carrying his booty.

B) It wouldn't make any difference anyway. The men aren't standing in the doorway, they're getting wet, and they'd have just stopped Silvius in the street - still able to shoot him with crossbows. Everyone else will have run into a doorway or elsewhere. I had it my mind these men would wait for the first rain to strike - if that wasn't here in town, it would be out on the road, possibly with more compatriots.

Nine-toes said...

Thanks for the response. I accept that.

Alexis said...

The leader of the three seems impressed with Silvius, and says so. "Perhaps we have misjudged you." He opens his robe and reveals beneath the heraldic symbol of the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand III, King of Hungary and Croatia, King of Bohemia and Archduke of Austria. Silvius recognizes the sigil immediately, and recognizes also that these are members of the Emperor's private army.

Alexis said...

Don't take it hard, Nine-toes. It's usually assumed the player characters are able to be perfectly single-minded because it is wished for them to be perfectly single-minded. But I don't see achieving something like watching over someone to be any less difficult than jumping a given distance or opening a heavy door. You may want your character to be single-minded, but that's what we have a wisdom rating for ... to measure how single-minded your character could really be. If there was any real hint of any real danger I probably wouldn't have asked you to make the check ... since the hints would have kept even a lower-wisdomed person focused. But the lack of threats - and the quality pursuit, in this case - meant a wisdom check was necessary.

And of course Nine-toes won't fail this sort of thing very often.

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: boys I am going to do what I gotta do to keep from being beaten senseless. I am going to make promises that I don't expect any of you to keep.)

"Ah. Yes. Well, then." Silvius smiles sheepishly. " Didnt really reckon you to be common thieves. You have my sincere apologies concerning the whole silver affair as well. Don't suspect you needed the trouble. It may interest you to make acquaintance with my companions."

Nine-toes said...

No, I have no problem with the ruling, and it makes sense to me now. Thanks for the clarification.

And I'm glad it looks like Silvius will not be a pin cushion in the near future! Quick thinking on his part.

Alexis said...

"I don't think that will be necessary," says the leader. "What did you know of Victor Emmanuel Hernandez Salvador?"

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC:thanks Ninetoes!)

"I know little of him. Twas I that he approached seeking passage and escort. Wished to avoid Bremen. Was going to pay us well, he was.

To be frank, we never learned much more. We were to meet him at the barn outside Cuxhaven. Reckon you lot found him first." Laughing, "and we was looking forward to that bounty, I can tell you. No matter."

Nine-toes said...

Ninetoes feels a momentary twinge that he's forgotten something important, shrugs, then whistles as he makes sure to secure the tent flaps firmly.

Ahmet said...

Ahmet belches, makes a sour face, and tries to remember not to take meal suggestions from westerners in the future.

Alexis said...

It's about this point that Nine-toes finishes, comes around the corner, and sees Silvius talking with three men. The rain seems to be lightening a bit to a drizzle.

Nine-toes takes note immediately that the men with crossbows do not seem to have them 'at the ready,' but are merely resting them on their arms; but they are loaded. And Silvius doesn't seem worried - so Nine-toes has reason at this point not to act rashly.

Alexis said...

"Passage and escort to where?" asks the leader firmly.

Nine-toes said...

Ninetoes will move to where Silvius can see him (if possible), then watch and listen.

Alexis said...

The reaction to Nine-toes is immediate. The nearer crossbowman starts, spins and points the weapon. "Look out!" calls the other one, raising his bow again on Silvius. In the rain it a few tense moments pass.

(GCI: Just for your information, Nine-toes, as you may not know this - monks are able to make a saving throw verses paralyzation against missiles thrown or fired at them - a successful roll means no damage, even if the missile hits)

Nine-toes said...

"I take it you do not mean to skewer me out of hand, or you would have already done so."

"Forgive me for stealing behind you without announcing myself. I am Ninetoes, and you seem to have already made the aquaintance of Silvius there. Might I ask why you speak with my associate with loaded weapons?"

Alexis said...

(OOC: Might have been a different reaction if Nine-toes had indicated he was moving silently)

The leader visibly relaxes and says, "Lower your weapons. It's one of the other four."

They all relax.

"Now," says the leader, after briefly filling Nine-toes in. "Perhaps you would like to tell me where Salvador wanted you to escort him."

Silvius Volundr said...

"Twas Engelke. That is where victor wished to be taken."

Alexis said...

"And you knew naught but the name of the town? No given place in Engelke?"

Nine-toes said...

Ninetoes looks to Silvius, hoping to glean whether they should tell about the paper or not. He hopes he does not break his brothers' confidence as he says:

"We are simple folk, and it is not without shame that I admit that none of us is literate. You seem to be of legimate authority, so I will relate to you this: though we cannot read, we found a paper with what we believe was an address on it. I do not have the paper on me, and truth to tell I have forgotten which of my comrades holds it. But the rest of our band are back at the inn, and I hope it will please them to aid you in your righteous task."

Alexis said...

"We will see this paper," says the leader. "Show us the way."

Silvius Volundr said...

to the inn!

Nine-toes said...

I lead them to the inn.

Andrej said...

(OOC: phew!)

Andrej is chiding the big turk on his delicate stomach, pointing out that he in fact no Wetsrener and is enthusiastically consuming reindeer for he an Emmanuel.

Alexis said...

(OOC: Would that I could get a little time here)

Andrej said...

(OOC: No worries, I was out most of the morning myself.)

Andrej said...

As for the note with the address, I believe my last stated action regarding it was that Andrej was going to pass it off to whichever of his companions could read. As we determined that none of us were so educated, I assume Andrej still has the note unless you guys remember differently or feel inclined to read back that far.

Silvius Volundr said...

Sounds great to me. I'm just glad Silvius didn't get raped in this deal. Literally.

Andrej said...

(OOC: I can't tell you how bad I felt when the guys pulled the xbows out on you. You handled the whole thing beautifully.)

Silvius Volundr said...

Thanks. Sorry I punked out and lost our silver, but this may end up being interesting at least.

Andrej said...

(OOC: No, I think you made the right call. If they were common muggers you and Ninetoes probably had a decent shot... but given their obvious ties to the Empire, I suspect they're no slouches and you would've neded up quite dead.)

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: and I believe that heavy xbows do fireball damage. This leads me to a GCI question, Alexis. Is there a way for us to track our HP? I lost track of line after the first night with the crab)

Silvius Volundr said...

"Mine", not "line"

Nine-toes said...

All's well that ends without a crossbow bolt to the face.

Alexis said...

(OOC: I thought Silvius handled it beautifully also; I wasn't going to reveal who they were, but it seemed logical to do so)

(GCI: Silvius, a player is supposed to keep track of their own hit points; I don't have enough to keep track of? Either of us will have to go back through the posts and see how many you should have. I suspect probably you got up to full before taking the one damage from a bad sleep last night)

The leader of the Emperor's men probably doesn't trust Silvius or Nine-toes, and will flag down a guard on the way to the Inn. That guard will be instructed to bring along others, and the group will be nine - including the players - by the time you get to the White Oxen, the name of the Inn. Two guard will be instructed to take Silvius up, while two men will circle around the back and the original three soldiers will hold Nine-toes hostage.

"Bring down this paper, and any of your companions that are with you," You're instructed.

Ahmet said...

Ahmet, assuming Silvius has been captured by the authorities for attempting to steal the stamped silver, does his best to blend into the crowd and look inconspicuous.

(OOC: Alas, I'm done for the day gentlemen. If Silvius explains the situation to Ahmet, he'll size up the quantity and quality of the opposition and go along without a fight, but with a scowl, assuming Andrej does likewise. If Andrej attempts to fight or flee, Ahmet joins him.)

Silvius Volundr said...

If the opportunity arises, Silvius will signal for Ahmet to stand down and do nothing...and to remain inconspicuous. The man on the road may recognize such an ugly brute, but until he does...

Silvius will then fetch Andrej and the paper.

Alexis, understood on the HP. I will keep more accurate track from this point.

Alexis said...

Unless the party wants to take some action, there is little to do here. The leader - who continues to not give his name - simply wants the copy of the address. He will make mention of a 'fourth' person who isn't present. He will be very direct about telling Andrej, Silvius and Nine-toes not to investigate the address any further.

He does not seem like a fraud or a phony; this is not proof, of course, but the guardsmen take him to be who he says he is.

Nor does he seem aggressive. With the silver in his hands, with the address as well, he seems quite calm and businesslike. He expresses good will to you three, and encourages you for 'your good sense' and for not meddling in matters that are beyond your means.

Silvius Volundr said...

Let's give him the address.

Nine-toes said...

I'm fine with that.

Alexis said...

(OOC: Bit of a buzzkill?)

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: not at all)

Andrej said...

"...the guardsmen take him to be who he says he is."

And who does he say he is without giving his name?

Ahmet said...

(OOC: Got absolutely HAMMERED by snow this weekend. No power since Saturday and told it may not come on until the end of the week, so my access will be spotty to say the least. But everyone is safe and that's the important part.)

Nine-toes said...

(OOC - Glad you're safe. Take care.)

Alexis said...

Andrej, I meant that the guards believe he and his two companions are members of the Emperor's private guard, as depicted on his garb.

Do you hand over the address?

(OOC: Ahmet, you must be out in New York country; friend of mine north of that city got dumped also, power went out for 14 hours. And we here in Canada have yet to see snow)

Silvius Volundr said...

(OOC: cold snap in AZ too...must be 79 out.....brrrr.)

Alexis said...

(OOC: Hah. Silvius, just eleven days ago you said, "I'm good with C too.. but I live in AZ. 80 isn't 'warm'..."

Make up your mind!)

Silvius Volundr said...

I was being facetious. I have shorts on today. It is perfect out. Thought that would make you northeners feel better.

Alexis said...

(OOC: Oh, I know Silvius. It's the lawyer in me)

Andrej, I think, will hand over the address, but I don't want to declare that he does. Hopefully he can tell me one way or the other this morning and we can move forward.

I'll also need a confirmation on the plan to stay the full day in Oldenburg, in which case everyone will heal a point (Ahmet 2) and eat only a pound of food.

Nine-toes said...

Yes, I spend the full day in sunny Oldenburg, where the markets are closed and the government agents have crossbows.

Andrej said...

(OOC: Hope all is well Ahmet. We got a few inches down in the good part of the state :)

Most of it was freezing rain and it's warmed up now. Roads were pretty bad Saturday, but amazingly we never lost power. Normally if the wind stirs up just a little bit in my neighborhood and the power is down for 2 hours.

Anyway, I'm back and more or less online today folks.)

Andrej will show the scrap of paper with the address to the man, handing it over in fact and glad, frankly to be rid of it. Perhaps there is some small reward due for such loyal and willing service to the empire?

Andrej said...

Also, Andrej will be staying the full day unless there is some strenuous objection or desire to see us move out immediately. Being the Lord's Day, he would like to observe it by resting.

Silvius Volundr said...

I would like to stay an extra day in Oldenberg as well.

Alexis said...

Just to remind you, Nine-toes, the market is closed only on Sunday morning ... it was open in the afternoon when Silvius went to sell the bars.

Andrej, the agent has no intention of giving a reward; you have his good will, and you can therefore be on your merry way. You will overhear him say to one of his own that there has very little time to make their way to Munster, since they have lost two days in obtaining the 'hundredth part,' as he calls it.

"Do not investigate this address yourself," he says, waving the paper at the party. "Forget that you ever had it or saw it."

Andrej said...

Andrej makes no objection, holding his tongue and doing his best to memorize the characters making up the address on the paper he just handed to our mysterious "friend".

Ahmet said...

(OOC: Power's still out at home, but back on at work, so I'm back online at least until 5 p.m. ET. Yay!)

Ahmet seems relieved that the whole affair of the mysterious silver bars is (seemingly) over.

"Let's buy tents -- two or three, I would think, will do it -- and any other supplies we need for the road, and get on with putting this ghost's spirit to rest."

Silvius Volundr said...

Hundredth part? That's a lot of loot!

Silvius will accompany Ahmet to the market and then make his way to the common room, with an ear open for any local gossip.

Nine-toes said...

Ninetoes will also go to market. Wish we could've found out more about the silver mystery, but we can't slay every giant crab we come across.

Alexis said...

You may rest assured nothing of interest happens through the rest of the day and night in Oldenburg. It rains for an hour in the evening, then becomes overcast through the night until morning; somewhat chilly, but you all feel better for sleeping in a good bed in an inn.

Buy what you will, ready your things, and we will start on the road in about 90 minutes (OOC: just need to do some things)

Alexis said...

Oh, and Silvius, did you not want to purchase a blanket/bedroll?

Alexis said...

Also ... and this gets so strange after so many years, because now it matters ... I need to know what sort of accommodations you're spending the night in.

Nine-toes said...

Private room.

I'll give a list of what items I'm buying from market shortly.

Silvius Volundr said...

I do want a bedroll and will pay my share of the tent cost

Silvius will also take a private room. When he finally beds down, he will lean his spear against the back of the door, so it will fall and alert him if opened. If his room has a window, he will stack several coppers on the pane as an alarm. Handaxe and hammer are bedside.

Loki will sleep on the floor next to Silvius. Did I mention that I was teaching him how to throw a hammer?

Andrej said...

Alexis, you can always assume a private room for Emmanuel and I to share unless otherwise stated, but I will also try to make a habit of stating it. I've already deducted the cost of that and meals.

Ahmet, tent plan sounds good. Let me know what I owe you.

We're good on food stores for several days of travel, so Andrej will hold off on buying any more for now. When the time comes I'll let you all know.

Ahmet said...

Ahmet will stay in a private room.

I think we should get three tents (@ 15 g.p. each) -- set up two and keep the third as a spare. I think we could all crowd into one tent (8' square seems fairly large) if need be, especially considering we usually have one person posted as a guard at night. Unless someone has a strong opinion otherwise?

Andrej said...

Sounds like a plan, Ahmet.

Silvius Volundr said...

I am good with that.

Nine-toes said...

Me too.

Alexis said...

This continued on the next post.