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1  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: July 26, 2014, 01:49:42 AM
Aiden answers that request. "I'll do it. When you're finished asking the boring questions, I'll step in, offer him some beer and ask practical questions and swap stories. People don't usually guard their tongue as well as they should when that much beer has passed through it."
2  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: July 25, 2014, 10:42:08 AM
A Small character could squeeze through, but not a Medium.
3  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: July 25, 2014, 10:35:59 AM
"Captain Barhold is on bereavement leave for the time being, I don't know where he is at the moment. I'll convey your condolences when I see him next." Father Donnagin shakes Creamor's hand and bids him goodbye.
4  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: July 25, 2014, 09:11:27 AM
"Hmm... I believe they are, ah, a 'wandering patrol' at the moment, and likely wouldn't have time to answer your questions right now. I can ask if one of them would be willing to come down to the inn when their shift is over, will that be ok?"
5  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: July 25, 2014, 06:38:47 AM
paddy: In Norway, eh? If you don't mind me asking, where are you going hiking?

TheV: Well, we've got plans for 3 of the 4 captains, so the only one we need to start planning assassinations for is the late innkeeper's brother.

Mr. A: Shouldn't be hard to get out of a soldier, especially if there's drinks and gossip involved...
6  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: July 25, 2014, 04:05:53 AM
"I'm sorry, I don't know of anything like that. Maybe one of his men would know. But surely you're not planning on venturing north now? In the worst winter months? I've heard north of Lake Tarik it can get so cold the trees shatter during the worst winters! Surely whatever you're hoping to find can wait until spring?"
7  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: July 25, 2014, 03:53:48 AM
ludo: Captain Varning is the scout captain, so he doesn't have a quarter of the men with him. Exactly how many we'll probably find out later, but given that they all ride and the stable in Balentyne isn't that big, the group should be of a doable size just us + Grumblejack and Timeon.

Mr. A: The Rookery is at the top of the tower. You can tell from the birdshit-stained funny-shaped windows and perches that are only present there.

Ares: Don't forget Mad Martin. He apparently spends all his time in the Rookery, so if there's any funny business he'd notice right away. Plus, they say he talks to the birds, so he's possibly a druid?

Also, for the dwarves, one possibility is sleeping gas during the night to ensure they're well asleep, then send Barden in to slit their throats. We cover it up by starting a fire in the inn that will burn everything down while we sneak through the hidden passage to the watch tower. Would be hard to combine that with poisoning the stew, if we take the maximum carnage option there.

Val: She's under suspicion of having lied about who she is, not for anything criminal. And her getting arrested would also make life difficult for her travelling companions, so I think it's a case of too many downsides and not enough upsides for something like that.
8  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: July 24, 2014, 05:41:38 PM
I dunno if framing a Captain will be that helpful. Pre-mortem, at best it'll cause the Captain in question to be put in house arrest for however long it'll take Father Donnagin to clear his name, post-mortem it'll do... what? Sow confusion and lower the morale of the soldiers underneath that served underneath that Captain? Havelyn and Donnagin would quickly be able to mitigate any damage caused by that.

Yeah no, enraging poison will almost certainly cause suspicion, almost no matter what circumstance it's used under. Murderous rages aren't exactly common, and enraging poison is less "I don't like your face, I'll punch it now" and more frothing at the mouth, tearing throats with teeth kind of situation. So yeah, mass poison isn't something we'll be able to do on the sly, it'll be the first strike of open warfare against the watch tower.
9  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: July 24, 2014, 05:26:03 PM
The priest writes down all the pertinent information in his files. "Hrm... a rather dangerous endeavor. Even hardened adventurers rarely travel far enough north to the areas claimed by the bugbears. Still, such knowledge could come in handy for planning and preparing the defense of Talingarde, so I will pray for your success, and safety."

He listens to Creamor's request, but in an apologetic tone answers "I'm sorry, as far as I know Captain Varning picks a new route for each foray, and I don't know anything about which route he picks. He is usually gone no more than a week, surely you can wait that long? He's the best scout we have, and could tell you much about traveling as safe as possible through the north."

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10  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: July 24, 2014, 12:02:20 PM
Theoretically yes, though it's gonna take time and money, not to mention poison isn't exactly common in Talingarde so there'll be some difficult checks to get him to agree to make the stuff, as well as keeping quiet.
11  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: July 24, 2014, 09:58:41 AM
Well, it's a start, but it's not gonna do much good (or bad, as the case may be) when mixed in enough stew to feed a 100 men...
12  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: July 24, 2014, 08:50:21 AM
It's #11, Master Caldwin's Cauldron. He does not have enraging poison at hand, and you'll need a helluva story to get him to make some, but you can buy raw alchemical ingredients from him no problems.
13  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: July 24, 2014, 08:06:33 AM
That could work, actually. You'd need the persistent upgrade, to ensure as many as possible get affected before people notice anything wrong. Up its potency, combined with the fact you go unconscious when enraged ends, and we could end up knocking out the majority of the tower. A perfect setup for a decisive strike...
'course, we'll need quite a lot of poison...
14  Products / Fantasy Craft / Re: Let's Read: Fantasy Craft on: July 24, 2014, 07:40:21 AM
I suspect the answer is 'GM fiat'. I know I wouldn't rule most of that list as Physical Skill Checks.
15  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: July 24, 2014, 06:47:38 AM
While yes, the soldiers are divided into 4 groups under each captain, with Father Donnagin and Havelyn present things like that would likely be nipped in the bud.
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