RPG Chapter One... In the Court of the King

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  1. rkoelsch Angel Boy

    "I have no experience with poison either. It appears I won't be of much assistance"

    Pull Dorgath aside and whisper,"Be careful I wouldn't doubt if either of these(nods head in ragnold and caplon's direction) are involved they might look for a scapegoat."
  2. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    (whispering back) "Right, there's no telling who you can trust, especially since we're outsiders here"
  3. Daggertooth The Rune Master

    "Well, I have extensive knowlege on the antidotes and, more importantly the creation Of several kinds of poison. At least those in the Necosomphas."

    "It's an unreliable poison without the Catalyst. Resting passive in the body untill it is either expelled naturaly or the infected does any physical activity. such as Dancing. It's derived from a mixture of two plants both very rare in the swamps."

    "I've used it several times, with the catalyst, which causes it to take effect immediatly, to take out large game in the swamps. Though It's rarity has made it rather expensive."

    I pause trying to think of more.

    "It is reletivly dificult to make. That is, if you want it to be fatal. Screw up on the mixture and it's harmless. Put too little in the drink and the most it'll do is give indigestion. Whoever did this wanted the king dead for good. There was enough poison to kill 12 horses!"

    I start pacing as a consernd look appears on my face.

    "Hmmm, It took me several years and much practise to learn the poisons of the Necosomphas. One entirely devoted on Perfecting the use of that particular poison. Whoever did this knew what they were doing."
  4. EricBess Active Member

    "Rare in the swamp, you say. Are these plants indiginous to the swamp or do they grow more commonly elsewhere? If they are as rare as you say, that gives us something to go on. " I then speak to the assembled group of volunteers, "We should check out the local apocathary. We should also travel in pairs just in case.

    "Deyja, fill them in on what we are looking for."
  5. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    "Roland and I can check some stuff out if need be."
  6. Daggertooth The Rune Master

    "I have little to no knowlege of the plants outside the swamp. Therefore I can't say if they are rare outside of it. Perhaps the Druid can say. What I can say is that there is a chance that it was purchased from my people in a trade. Which brings us back to the question of who would gain the most to kill the king."

    "I still say that it was most likely one with limited power and money to spend."

    "As for checking things out, We Shouldn't try to lead our own investigation. Wait till Caplan and Ragnold tell us what the first course of action should be. There's still the handling of the Dead king that needs to be taken care of."
  7. Prince RXI CPA Moon-Boy

    To All-
    "Do not interupt Bob. If you do, you could injure him, because the concentration he is putting into his meditation is so strong that if he were to be pulled out too fast, his mind would scramble and he just might join the king well before we get the chance to start."

    To Dayja-
    "Can you tell me the names of the plants that are used in that poison? That is the most important thing to know. With and only with that knowledge can I tell you how rare the stuff is and if it grows in other places."
  8. Daggertooth The Rune Master

    "I thought you knew poisons. Anyway, I don't know your word for them. And if you can't tell by the smell or the texture then I guess that area of investigation is closed as well."
  9. EricBess Active Member

    "Ragnold and Caplon are advisors. I agree that we should get their opinion as they know the local environment better than we. However, under the assumption that they don't have any current instructions (***haven't heard from them recently... ;)***) we should make preparations of our own to proceed with the investigation.

    "If our Druid friend does not recognize the ingredients, than perhaps they are indiginous to the swamp after all. You could help narrow down what local apocatharies might do business with your people."
  10. Prince RXI CPA Moon-Boy

    "You have a point."

    I walk over to the chalice and looks at what's inside. I then pick it up and smell the powder ever so sleightly.

    "Now why didn't I think of that. The 2 plants that are used are: a Canestilus and a Wastiloni. They are only known to grow in swamps and are just about as rare as good strand of Ziqueson. Of course, that means it's almost imposible to find as Ziqueson is almost extinct. We druids have never used Canestilus or Wastiloni exept the war 27 years ago where we used all of our reserve of it to mix a temperary sactuary barrier broth. Don't ask. It's not pretty. But even so, there is no more of either plant in our forest or the swamp on the western most side. "
  11. Daggertooth The Rune Master

    "Well Aarian, That would be impossible. You must understand that the Nzumbe are broken up into Clans. Each Working indpendently, but with a leader in a council. When my people finaly got established in the swamps hundreds years ago the most powerful clans, the Daiesthai, Necrolibban, Leoht, and artefacere became isolationists. Promising never to allow anyone into the swamps and forbidding their members to leave. But there are 7 dominant clans and over a dozen minor clans. Many of which have been doing small trade to the outside world for years."

    "Another thing to note is that every clan has relativly the same basic training. One of which is the knowlege of all the poisons in the Necrosomphos. If one were to attempt the trial of survival without that knowlege they would surly die. The knowlege to mix poisons is restricted to the cwellanfliuch. However, the poison used here is called hentan, which means "to seize". It is our basic hunting poison and redily traded."
  12. Prince RXI CPA Moon-Boy

    ***RXI starts to walk around and think about who's come through his woods in the last year. He then remembers that all the people that damaged the forest in anyway were killed***

    "I do not know of anyone that would do this. Of course, I didn't know of the king before I got the invitation."
  13. Rando Freaky Bear

    To All Players -
    Ragnold and Caplon step aside to speak with each other again and then promtly return.

    "Very well," says Ragnold. "I'm sure that the royal family will apretiate your help in this unfortunate situation. I'm also sure that there will be great rewards involved."

    Caplon says, "This is a rather large city, and there are many apothacary shops and herbalists about. Since the villian is still at large, your will be given a pair of guards, should any one try to thwart your endevors."

    Ragnold then mutters to himself. "As the party goers, for the most part, do not know the king is dead...it pains me to do this, but I must. "

    He turns to the queen. "You must go, now my lady. Trust me."

    The queen kisses her husbands face and is then escorted away by a guard through the rear right door of the ball room.

    Ragnold then takes a pich of a green powder from with in his robes and sprinkles it over the king while speaking in an arcane tounge.

    The king's body jerks and twitches, and then shakily rises to it's feet. It's mouth hangs slack and it's eyes roll this way and that.

    "Come my king, you have had a nasty fall."

    Ragnold takes the corpse by the arm, and then leads the shambling body through the left rear door of the room. The invitees give up a cheer as they see the king walk out.

    The chief steward then tells the orchastra to play a waltz, and soon the room is filled with dancing again.

    "Now," says Caplon, "How do you good people intend to start this investigation?"
  14. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    "Okay, I'm a bit confused. If the poison is henten and is readily traded, how can it be made from two rare plants?

    Anyway, Roland and I are ready to go ask the herbalists/apothecaries if they sold any of this stuff recently, once someone straightens this out"
  15. Rando Freaky Bear

    **I'm starting to have a continuity problem with all the talk of poisons. For the sake of the game, you all have no idea what you are talking about and do not recognize the poison in the cup. I apologize for allowing some free reign and then having to revoke it.**
  16. rkoelsch Angel Boy

    I walk over to the chalace to check for Magic emanations. Looking for some new magic recently introduced as opposed to old underlying magic.
  17. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    * I love it! This is hilarious... :D *

    "Um, okay, since no one has any idea on what the poison is, let's start with the king's enemies. Does he have any, Ragnold and Caplan?"
  18. Daggertooth The Rune Master

    I'm startled to see the Dead king rise. Almost every clan of the Nzumbe specialise in some sort of necromancy, But never with a powder. I take note to talk to Ragnold about this later.

    Still Preocupied with what I had just seen I talk to the group. "Being that we have no idea what the poison is (**I'm sorry for starting all that :( **), and the fact that we have no leads, The apthecaries still seem like the best choice. We'll have to find out who's been visiting those places recently. I assume those guards will be able to act as guids as well?"
  19. Prince RXI CPA Moon-Boy

    ***Now, that was comfusing, but ok.***

    Too All-
    "Is it ok with you all if I have these eagles with me while in town? I brought them from my home and have known them for so long that I trust them with my life. But, if it would please you, I could send Egnesta and Corwin home."

    Too Deyja-
    "So, your a necromancer. I have never been on good grounds with one before, so if I seem cold to you, don't take it personally."

    Too Caplon-
    "If it would help, I could search the area surounding the town and castle."
  20. Rando Freaky Bear

    To all players -

    Caplon says, "Very well, good sirs. You all be off as you see fit. If you need me, I will be remining here to atend to the royal family and question them to see if they had seen or heared anything. Hanson! Ghernald!" Two guards come rushing over from the front of the hall. "Go with these fine gentlemen and see that they make it through the city safely. It would seem that these are dangerous times."

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