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Post by Kara Winters on Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:05 pm

The boy counted silently to himself as he went through some coin conversions. Most people wouldn't but he wasn't lazy.

"I'll pay 6 gold pieces and 5 silver pieces on the bracelet, and I could probably pay 17 gold pieces and 5 silver pieces on the locket."

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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Nara-pyon on Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:08 pm

Zoltan smiled slightly.

"I know ye're tryin', lad, an' ye need te made a profit off o' what ye buy, bu' ye have te understan', I on'y go' these through risk o' life an' limb! A harpy was between me an' these! I'm sure ye can do jes' a li'le be'er'n tha', yeah?"
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Post by Kara Winters on Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:20 pm

The boy seemed mildly convinced, he certainly tried his best to keep a straight face, but he did also seem to understand where Zoltan was coming from.

"7 gold pieces for the bracelet," Kali finally replied after a bit of thinking, "but no more on the locket, I would have to find a buyer who either doesn't mind the portrait or has the coin to have that scrapped off. That's my final offer on this mister, they're not worth that much higher like you might think they are."


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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Nara-pyon on Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:27 pm

Zoltan knew it was the best offer he was going to get from the boy, and he nodded and held out his hand.

"Deal," he grunted through a smile.
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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Kara Winters on Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:31 pm

"Good doing business," Kali replied as he leaned over and shook Zoltan's hand.

He then stood up, opened the box and went to get the coin he had promised the dwarf. He counted out the coin, which came to a total of 24 gold pieces and 5 silver pieces.

"Here you go mister."

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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Nara-pyon on Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:52 pm

Zoltan accepted the coins and counted them out again before putting them into his pouch with the rest of his coin.

"Thank ye, " he nodded respectfully at Kali. "An' li'ewise, a pleasure. Ye're a goo' lad, you ta' care now."

And with a wave, he left the marketplace behind.
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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Kara Winters on Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:06 pm

By the time Zoltan left, most of the merchants had gotten to their stalls, so the outside of the guild was somewhat less crowded. People were going about their daily business as usual.

The Wobbly Stool was still busy despite it the fact breakfast had passed. Probably for people who had started early and was only catching breakfast now. Brack was there as usual, serving ale and food. There were travelers lined up at the counter taking boxes or wrapping food up in cloth.

Sitting at one table is a dwarf with a leather apron that suggests he might be a smith of some sort. He is drinking ale and eating some balls of rice.

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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Nara-pyon on Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:14 pm

Zoltan took a general survey of the room when he entered the tavern, looking for an empty table. He was feeling pretty good about selling the jewelry that day already, but he still didn't feel like having company, especially the company of strangers. He saw the dwarf smith sitting on his own, but chose not to sit with him, instead looking for a table in a corner where he could be alone.
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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Kara Winters on Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:19 pm

There wasn't a table in a corner open, however there was an empty table against the far wall that had a good view of the door and windows. It hadn't been taken yet as most other customers seemed to be taking their food to go.

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Post by Nara-pyon on Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:27 pm

Spotting the only empty table in the room, Zoltan made his way over to it and sat down with his back to the wall. It was better than being in the middle of the room, anyways.

Once he was sitting, he looked around for Brack, waiting to order some breakfast, and at the same time, keeping an eye on the people around him.
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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Kara Winters on Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:37 pm

Brack noticed the dwarf and after shouting some orders to the back of the room he made his way over to Zoltan. He stops at Zoltan's table.

"Hullo mister dwarf," Brack greeted Zoltan, "Do you want food, or ale, or both?"

As if he expected one of those three choices easily. There were people who drank and didn't eat first thing in the morning.

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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Nara-pyon on Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:43 pm

"Ale," Zoltan replied without hesitating. "Et a bi' this mornin' a'ready. Mebbe ta' a look a' some o' yer desserts, though. Wha' yer got teday?"

His stomach wasn't exactly empty but it wasn't exactly full, either.
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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Kara Winters on Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:02 pm

"More green melon cake, it's the season," Brack replied, "And strawberry season, so strawberry sheet layered cake, and the cookies flavours are tea, sesame and ginger orange today."

The green melon cake was the kind of cake that Reed had been served the last they were there, but everything else was different. There was also a weird thing about the names, as if Brack was describing what they were.

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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Nara-pyon on Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:05 pm

Zoltan thought about it for a moment. In all honesty, none of them sounded much like they would go well with the ale, and the ale was the reason he was here.

"Jes' the ale, then, Brack," he decided. "Thanks all t'e same."
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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Kara Winters on Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:11 pm

"Right."

The half-orc walked away and then came back a few minutes later with the large tankard of ale for Zoltan. he set it down before moving on to serve other customers. Such as an errand boy who had requested two dozen cookies from Brack.

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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Nara-pyon on Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:18 pm

Zoltan took the ale with a nod of thanks and cupped both hands around it, as if warming his them with a warm drink, though the drink was not warm and he was not cold. He looked down at the drink, swirling it slowly, his mind busy, and it was a few minutes before he took his first sip.

It took him nearly an hour to get through his first ale, half an hour to go through his second, and perhaps ten minutes to down his third. At that point he was done, and he paid up and left the tavern.
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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Kara Winters on Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:24 pm

As he was on the south road heading away from the tavern a familiar soft gravely voice spoke in his head. Selena, the wizard had contacted him through her Sending spell.

Please come to the Mage's Guild, your other party members will be there as well.


At the Mage's Guild, Selena nods at Kevan and Risa as her part was done.

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Post by Nara-pyon on Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:51 pm

Zoltan changed direction accordingly and headed to the Mage's Guild. He remembered where it was easily enough, and it was not far from him. So it wasn't long before he arrived.

He felt a bit awkward going in, when he was so clearly not a mage. He had other reasons, but that was neither here nor there.
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Re: Newcomers to Oak Glen

Post by Kara Winters on Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:11 pm

Aeris had better luck this time around understanding what it was her sorcery could do. Provided she had the energy to do so, she could do several things to augment a spell, but she only had enough time to get through four of those uses before Kevan came to get her. She learned she could lower the cast time of longer spells into a single action, extend the length of a spell's duration, cast a spell without any verbal or somatic components or even protect some targets from a wide range affect spell.

Now the text had pointed out she wouldn't be able to do all of these things and in fact of the other things she could do that she hadn't read about, at best she might only learn two ways to change her spells. Maybe, if she ever became one of the top class sorcerers in the world, could she do four, and there were a few on record that could.

By the time she learned this, Kevan had come in and interrupted her, letting her know that her party had been requested and that the meeting it would be in one of the Mage's Guild's private rooms.

Reed would be the last person to arrive as he was coming from across town. In fact the errand boy that Zoltan saw earlier would arrive first with his package. This errand boy was directed to go upstairs to one of the private meeting rooms.

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Post by Nara-pyon on Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:53 pm

Aeris was already in the meeting room when Zoltan was ushered in, and when Reed came in, they both looked at him.

"Sounds li' somethin's happenin'," Zoltan grunted as the bard came in. He smelled of ale, though it didn't seem, at least on the surface, to be affecting him.
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Post by Kara Winters on Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:24 pm

As Zoltan said this the meeting room opened and several people came in. The first was a man who looked like he could be related to Kali, he had the same dusky skin and brown eyes. His hair too was in braids, but he kept his shorter than Kali's and untied. The group might recognize him from Asim's office that one time. Next to him were about four other people dressed in fine clothing. Following them was Risa with a small hand board and a paper on top of it. She took a spot and set down an inkwell and a quill for herself to write with. The final person to attend the meeting was Kevan.

The same errand boy that Zoltan had seen before came scurrying in and setting down cups of tea for everyone and a plate of cookies in the middle.

"If everyone will get settled, we'll try to get through this quickly, just as a re-introduction, I am Jett Chant of the Merchant's Guild, this is Risa who is representing the Adventurer's Guild and Kevan the guild master of the Mage's Guild. These are the adventurers that the Adventurer's Guild recommends, Zoltan, Aeris and Reed," Jett turned to the group, "And these are merchant representatives of a mining town. Sir Landon, Ryck, Kai and Samuel."

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Post by Nara-pyon on Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:45 pm

"A pleasure to meet you," Aeris smiled at the four new introducees, nodding her head politely. She reached for a cookie and took a sip of her tea as she waited to find out what was going on. She was flattered that their group, who hadn't gone on many missions yet, had been recommended for something.

Zoltan simply nodded, taking a cookie but ignoring the tea.
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Post by Kara Winters on Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:29 pm

Sir Landon, who was an elderly man, back bent by time and hair thin and white was the first to speak up. He stood up, using the table as support.

"As Pasha Jett has stated, we are from a mining town. It is called Glimmer Quarry."

The travelers were somewhat familiar with that place, perhaps Reed and Aeris more than Zoltan. It was called this because of the many stones and precious jewels found within the mines. Many components that were not created by alchemists tended to come from there. They also know this place is in the neighbouring country, but not the exact location.

"In my youth the town was ruled by a lord, as the way these things tend to go. The mining operation has always been big and noisy, and so he set up his home on a very high and large hill. In fact he had his own small... I wouldn't call it an army but group of soldiers, servants and even someone to make him fine clothes and weapons for his men. We use to jokingly call it the Town on the Hill. Then one day, something happened, a darkness fell over it and everyone seemly died, and then the undead happened."

This was where the story of the undead town come from, but it appeared that the term 'town' was a bit of a misnomer since it wasn't really a town. The old merchant coughed a bit and another one of his fellows motioned for him to sit down. The one to stand next was a man with dark short hair and a very well trimmed goatee.

"There have been a few adventurers who had come through, but haven't managed to make a dent in it and the process takes so long that it requires preparation, and we had never hired any to clear it out because we wanted to know what was causing it first."

"Also unknowns makes a request very expensive," Rina jumped in knowing the three wouldn't know how the requests were fully run, "When something of that scale happens, if the client cannot tell us if this was done by an object, magical tear, fiend or even a demon, there is a very expensive hazard pay on top of the regular fee for something of this size."

"So it means you know what is causing it now?" Reed guessed.

"Of sorts," Kevan replied, "From what anyone managed to gather, the lord brought some sort of magical object without checking it and brought it into his home. If that object can be found and the magic dissipated, then in theory it will go away. Whatever was summoned already won't go away, but it won't bring anything else. That is why the Mage's Guild has been brought into this. But that does bring the issue of payment."

"And the parameters of the request," Rina added.

Samuel the youngest of the merchants nodded at this, his long blond hair tied with a ribbon gave him a more youthful appearance than his fellows. He did not rise, but instead passed along a pouch to Reed.

"The expense of this endeavor is more than my fellows can bear to part with," the younger man smiled and shrugged as if to say he was sorry, "So here is the deal we have worked out with the guilds. I have paid for the magical aspects you will need. Mr. Reed, I'm told you know the Identify spell, that will be needed to find the item. I have brought, in case you do not already own them as per the Mage's Guild's policy the components for that spell, a pearl worth 100 gold pieces and an owl's feather, I had the pearl put on a chain that should make it easier. I have also paid for a spell scroll with the Dispel Magic spell on it as it is my understanding no one here knows it."

Reed whistled at that, Dispel Magic was a third level spell, to have it on a spell scroll was very expensive, but there probably wasn't anyone who could cast it then normally.

"The rest will pay for your transportation, and provisions, including three healing potions for each party member which are yours to keep," Samuel added, "The cart will be big and you will be provided two horses, because whatever you find in that town is yours to keep. That is the payment we can offer."

"We combed through the history of that place," Rina added to explain why the guildmasters had accepted it, "The lord was quite wealthy through his dealings and at times didn't always store what he had at the Merchant's Guild. We also know he kept a wizard on staff, so there may be magical items that aren't cursed in that place. It also has not been picked over that well, so we're expecting at least something worth your while there."

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Post by Nara-pyon on Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:48 pm

Zoltan nodded throughout the discourse, and when they had finished the explanation, he simply sat back in his chair to think.

"Are there still many undead there?" Aeris asked, leaning forward and clasping her hands together. "You said other groups of adventurers have gone in to try their hand ... how many of the undead were taken care of, and how many are left? And are they only people that are undead? Or are there other creatures?"
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Post by Kara Winters on Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:03 pm

"They keep coming back, or regenerating," Samuel explained, "And as far as anyone can tell, everything there is undead, with the exception of maybe a few giant spiders as animals tend to be left alone."

Reed, realizing that they would need to be more specific was about to ask, but Risa beat him to it having thought of the same thing.

"To be clear, do we mean people raised from the dead undead, or are we talking about the category undead, which can include other beings that may been touched by death," Risa cut in, clearly having learned a bit about monsters.

"Category undead," Landon replied in a whisper, "At least we assume so since there are more creatures reported there than that place should hold. Even with the personal graveyard up there."

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