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Jul 10 15 - Bag of Clouds - Fool Me Twice

[Master] ==== Gaming session started: Wed Jul 08 21:27:04 EDT 2015 ====

[Master] ==== Gaming session started: Fri Jul 10 18:42:15 EDT 2015 ====

Lisa has joined the game on Fri Jul 10 18:47:53 EDT 2015

Lisa is receiving the map New Residence second floor...

[Master] hello

Lisa has received the map New Residence second floor.

[Lisa] Hello. I am very early.

[Master] only ten minutes

[Master] my dinner is still cooking

[Lisa] leftover thanksgiving food?

[Master] actually left over italian sasauge

[Lisa] sounds good

[Lisa] had to run away from library

[Master] oh no

[Master] stalker?

[Lisa] ran into silly mayor press conference thing

[Lisa] not this time

[Master] ahh

[Lisa] huge crowd and press everywhere

[Lisa] he did it right next to eleveators going down

[Lisa] inaugerating a new career center at the bus-econ floor

[Master] so we can see you on the new now?

[Master] news

[Lisa] was wondering

[Lisa] but they will delete me

[Master] hah

[Lisa] then did hand shaking section on other side of escalator

[Lisa] meant escaltors not elevators

[Master] ahh

[Lisa] so I am trying to get up and photographers are leaning over to take pics of mayor shaking hands with some schmo

[Lisa] then later they locked down the history floor with no notice

[Lisa] no sign

[Lisa] I peeked through the windows and there was no staff anywhere

[Lisa] so I asked another floor to hold my microfilm and I left

[Master] you could have just walked out with the microfilm

[Lisa] our library has laptop checkout kiosks

[Master] have buzzers and alarms go off with the mayor

[Lisa] never seen one before

[Master] do they use credit cards to unlock?

[Master] brb

[Lisa] didn't lool closely

[Lisa] look

[Lisa] need to start typing better

Corvus has joined the game on Fri Jul 10 18:56:07 EDT 2015

Corvus is receiving the map New Residence second floor...

Corvus has received the map New Residence second floor.

[Corvus] I am back at the keyboard.

[Corvus] yodo

[Master] hey there

[Corvus] wazzup?

[Master] munchimg

[Corvus] same

[Master] did you see the updates on the site this week?

[Corvus] nope

[Corvus] couldn't find them

[Master] I encourage you to read the page on Deksport

[Master] so you know what Captain Nolin knows

[Master] and you can make a choice about stopping there or not

[Corvus] hm?


[Master] Isla would know of the place from her contacts, but has never been here

[Corvus] okay

[Lisa] hello

[Master] brb grabbing a refill on drinks

[Corvus] gytytduydcytxytxyrxy

[Master] b

[Master] you ok Corvus?

[Master] was that just a test/

[Master] LIsa?

[Lisa] yes

[Master] making sure you were here

[Master] just frustrated that Nyrma asks for help on the computer not two or three hours ago but while I am down refilling my drink and in a hurry

[Master] so waiting on Corvus to be here and or Michael

[Master] and then we can make the call on stopping at Deksport or not

[Lisa] ok

[Lisa] so go fix a computer

[Master] no

[Master] is about flash video something

[Master] not going to spend who knows how long tracking down which webpage needs what plug in

[Corvus] ptttttttttttttttt

[Lisa] ok

[Lisa] are you having keyboard issues or is this some foreign language? :)

[Lisa] hdkfjf ;pwrrrrref

[Corvus] lol

[Lisa] game description - a swamp noir adventure in three acts

[Master] Drillian!

[Corvus] hm?

[Lisa] no - Florida

[Corvus] sucks

[Master] oh sure take the easy way out

[Corvus] pfft

[Lisa] uncover a swampland conspiracy

[Corvus] and get sick.

[Corvus] <.<

[Lisa] or eaten by gators

[Lisa] I like reading game descriptions - so melodramatic

[Corvus] not as often as you think.

[Lisa] Knee Deep is about characters, nuanced storytelling, and the melodrama of swampland Florida.

[Master] smile

[Master] that could be fun

[Corvus] I live in Florida.

[Master] ??

[Corvus] Not a place for a story.

[Lisa] lol

[Master] I thought you lived near the happiest place on earth?

[Corvus] bullllllshiiiiiit.

[Lisa] the game logo thing has a mossy tree, a teepee and a gator

[Master] so Corvus you read that page

[Master] Lisa you read it?

[Corvus] yes

[Master] what are your thoughts about stopping there

[Corvus] yes

[Corvus] I can hunt down for info

[Master] Info about?

[Lisa] I read it

[Corvus] My mark.

[Master] and your thoughts on visiting this hive of villiany

[Master] what do you mean your mark?

[Corvus] the captain Isla is hunting.

[Master] ahhh

[Master] ok

[Master] your prey

[Corvus] yas

[Master] that is one point to visit

[Master] waiting for Lisa's thoughts

[Lisa] I would be happy to miss that mess of a town but will go if people want to

[Lisa] Indigo would probably stay off to the sidelines

[Lisa] In case anyone needs to be bailed out of jail

[Master] OK so Corvus talk to me

[Corvus] yes/

[Master] tell me what you plan on doing where will you go

[Master] who do you want to talk to, etc.

[Corvus] innkeepers and brokers

[Corvus] Looking for information of a Captain on the run. He has lost almost everything and has been chased by me for the past year and a half.

TMO has joined the game on Fri Jul 10 19:38:39 EDT 2015

TMO is receiving the map New Residence second floor...

TMO has received the map New Residence second floor.

[TMO] (hi)

[Lisa] (hi tmo!)

[Master] Hello there sir

[Master] so everyone has the town map

[Corvus] hey

[Master] Isla Falcon moved 1'03".

Corvus is receiving the map Taverns and Inns...

Corvus has received the map Taverns and Inns.

[Master] Indigo on the overall town map

[Master] Isla on the map to show you are at a Tavern adn Inn

[Corvus] I am back at the keyboard.

[Isla Falcon (Corvus)] yup I see that.

[Master] so TMO

[Master] Corvus wants to go visit town

[Master] try to get info

[Master] did you get to read the page on Deksport?

[TMO] I am back at the keyboard.


[Lisa] go read the page on deksport

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (yes. looks like a place to avoid unless you have to go)

[Lisa] wow - you surprised me

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (is why my men will always stay in a group)

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (but they need the break. they've been worked hard)

[Master] so Captain Nolin is in charge of his own ship obviously

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (and maybe they can recruit a few more. That's what Nolin will be doing)

[Master] and should be laying down any rules about people going into town etc.

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (passengers too? Or just my sailors?)

[Master] when they are on your ship you are in charge

[Master] you set the rules

[Master] so if you say "leaving at Noon" then it is up to them to be there or not

[Master] etc.

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] Alright. If you want my advice, don't go into town. This place ain't for the meek, mild, or unwary. If you do want to go in, stay in a group. It's easy to get on the wrong side of the gang leaders here. No telling what little schemes or wars they've got going on from day to day.

[Isla Falcon (Corvus)] bathroom

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] Only reason I'm stopping here is my men need the rest. And maybe I can recruit a couple more, spread the load around.

[Isla Falcon (Corvus)] Alright sir.

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] I want everybody back here by noon. We'll see if we're able to ship then or not.

[Indigo (Lisa)] What time is it now?

[Indigo (Lisa)] (how do we tell what time it is?

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] If the sun is straight up, it's noon.

Indigo (Lisa) looks up at sky

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] ;)

[Indigo (Lisa)] That's hard to do inside a tavern

[Master] it is mid day on the sixth right now for you

[Master] when you get in

[Indigo (Lisa)] (so it is noon?)

[Master] so say an hour before noon

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (mideval time telling was usually a sundial in the main courtyard, I think)

[Master] if you want to leave at noon

[Indigo (Lisa)] (lol - ok)

[Master] so let us say you round the point there and pull in towards the docks

[Master] you have an hour before Noon is that enough time Captain?

[Master] or do you want to give them more time?

[Master] it will take about that much time to buy some supplies from the warehouses near the docks and load it

[Master] as you do not thave that many people to feed anymore

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] That'll be fine. And should give some of them time to dry and and be over hangovers

[Master] and for Corvus now that Isla knows where this place is Isla could make a point of coming back here maybe even with Indigo

[Master] chuckles at TMO thinking they could drink and be over hangovers in an hour

[Master] Time of Day: 11:00 AM. Day 6 Pen ___ de, Kye {Late Winter} 6th, 1266 TGR.

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] no, that gives them the morning to dry out and get over it

[Master] So Nolin starts at 11 and goes over to Bral's warehouse, owned by the goblin captain of the Screaming Chimera

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (how many days travel to the city from here for this boat?)

[Goblin (Master)] What do you need Nolin

[Master] you are 100 miles north of the wall on the Principality map

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (how far are we traveling per day?)

[Indigo (Lisa)] (24 miles per day)

[Master] 250 miles by river to the port at Dryads Lair

[Isla Falcon (Corvus)] Isla will still do her business.

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (so 2 weeks of supplies for each person will cover it and then some)

[Indigo (Lisa)] (I was talking to Bob and think our group may need to jump ship at the walll

[Indigo (Lisa)] (cut across and walk will be shorter)

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (have you mentioned this idea to Nolin yet? Otherwise he's working on the idea that he's taking you to the city)

[Indigo (Lisa)] (bob did you calculate the road milage?)

[Master] there you go with a map that is at the right scale

[Indigo (Lisa)] (no but 2 weeks would put us out after the party)

[Indigo (Lisa)] (we paid him for a ride to the city)

[Indigo (Lisa)] (can't see how he would be upset)

[Master] 1 foot equals 10 miles on the map

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (no, he wouldn't be. You can walk faster than the boat can sail?)

[Indigo (Lisa)] (1 foot???)

[Indigo (Lisa)] (inch perhaps?)

[Indigo (Lisa)] :)

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (yes, the map is about 240 feet total)

[Master] there is a scale on the lower right

[Indigo (Lisa)] (no - it is just walking is a straight line and river is meandering)

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (whatever's better for the group)

[Master] so back to the town idea

[Master] getting supplies

[Indigo (Lisa)] (I am just thinking about how long the arty has been split and other players' patience with that

[Goblin (Master)] What are you looking for Nolin?

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (oh, but I get to be a mean ol' pirate captain. ;) )

[Isla Falcon (Corvus)] I may have to go soon. Rides may be moving places. Just a heads up.

[Indigo (Lisa)] (if mike and spring show up - I have a question for you all about city stuff)

[Indigo (Lisa)] (then Isla should start asking questions :) )

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] Need some supplies. How's the rates these days?

[Goblin (Master)] For you?

[Goblin (Master)] no credit

[Goblin (Master)] coins only

Goblin (Master) spits

[Goblin (Master)] none of those "genuine warg pelts" this time either

Captain Nolin (TMO) grimaces. "Hard-ass. It was just the one time. You know I'm good for my debts."

[Goblin (Master)] My ass you are

[Goblin (Master)] hard cold coin

[Goblin (Master)] or nothing for your ass

[Indigo (Lisa)] What's a warg Sir?

[Isla Falcon (Corvus)] *I enter the tavern and seat myself at a barstool.* Light mead please?

[Goblin (Master)] stupid human

Hobgoblin (Master) snears at Isla what is wrong sissy

Captain Nolin (TMO) sighs. "Your smiling face is why I keep coming back. How could I pass up a chance to hear your dulcet tones?"

[Corvus] I can pick up with this part in the webpage right Bob?

[Corvus] My portion at least.

[Goblin (Master)] (yes to COrvus, sorry thought you meant the ship here was leaving not your real life ride)

[Indigo (Lisa)] (lol)

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] Giant wolf thing, Lad. Those pelts sure looked real to me. I got gulled on them too.

Goblin (Master) Laughs at Nolin, there is no way you go back to Nargor's

[Indigo (Lisa)] (yes post on the website! yay!)

[Corvus] Yeah, I have to go soon Chances are that I shouldn't need to either, but meh.

[Corvus] And you never responded Lisa. *Points death finger out you.*

[Goblin (Master)] not after he castrated yoru crewman that time

[Indigo (Lisa)] (I was trying to leave a note for the crew to answer and they didn't)

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (sorry, I did not see it)

[Indigo (Lisa)] (but you are right I shoulod have posted.)

[Corvus] well. Catch you all next week.

[Corvus] -.-

[Corvus] This is so annoying.

Corvus has left the game on Fri Jul 10 20:12:55 EDT 2015

[Master] OK

[Master] so

[Master] with the Isla stuff online

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] So, how much you going to gouge me for it?

[Master] was Indigo or Nolin goign to do anythign else in town?

[Master] othyer than refilling needed goods?

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (Nolin is going to try and recruit some people)

[Master] ok, give me the pitch for that

[Master] who are you trying to recruit

[Master] any able body?

[Master] will you take Orcs? Goblins? etc.

[Master] or only humans

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] willing to row for a share. Only humans is best, based on where we're going.

[Indigo (Lisa)] (kobolds make excellent rowers)

[Master] is Indigo helping with recruiting?

[Master] without Spring and Michael and Mike

[Indigo (Lisa)] (do you want him to?)

[Master] we can move things a bit here for the Ship People

[Master] Boat People

[Master] grins

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (can't hurt. You look trustworthy, right?)

[Master] adn then jump back to the city for more there

[Indigo (Lisa)] But what kind of ship do I tell them this is?

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (given this town, you could say pirate and they'd go for it)

[Indigo (Lisa)] Are you a priate Captain Nolin or a merchant?

[Indigo (Lisa)] (another bad spelling night)

Captain Nolin (TMO) grins. "Depends on what's paying at the time, mostly. Although we ain't really full-on pirates. Mostly just a bit of raiding here and there."

[Indigo (Lisa)] Okay. Well I 'll aske people and have them come to the ship if they're interested.

Captain Nolin (TMO) nods. "Appreciate it, lad. Maybe we can get a few folks that want out of this place. There's plenty of those. But we also need to make sure they ain't gonna try to knife us in our sleep."

Indigo (Lisa) nods

Indigo (Lisa) follows Isla into the tavern and sees her talking to the bartender and so he approaches a table in the back

[Indigo (Lisa)] Hello! Anyone looking for a job on a ship?

[Master] hmmm

[Master] gives a bonus for bluntness

[Indigo (Lisa)] (this is indigo - you want subtle?)

[Master] Indigo's Charisma bonus?

[Master] none

[Master] ok

Indigo (Lisa) ducks as mug flies towards his head

[Master] So Indigo and Nolin find (2d10) [2d10=2,7] 9 human sailor that are interested in listening to their pitch

[Master] and out of those 9 each has a 60% chance of signing on board, so (9d100) [9d100=68,15,45,37,80,53,64,100,73] 535

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (good start)

[Master] so four of them choose to go with you

[Indigo (Lisa)] Welcome aboard!

Indigo (Lisa) buys them all a drink

Indigo (Lisa) slides a couple silver to the bartender

[Master] and that brings you close to noon

[Master] we will pause here

[Master] just after noon

[Master] waiting for Isla to reappear

[Master] and we will see what happens during the week with her

[Master] fair enough?

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (yup)

[Lisa] Sounds good! Corvus will post

[Master] and jumping back into the City

[Master] TMO do you remember what happened last time?

[Master] Lisa did update the "we know nothing" page

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (I saw that)

[Lisa] you weren't here for reveal - was hard to think at time

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (iirc, I saw the weekend updates while I was on vacation. between work and having the kids to myself, I don't think I've read since Tuesday)

[Lisa] so there were things I did not ask

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (are we planning another seance?)

[Lisa] and things that did not make sense after thinking them over

[Master] I think the answer to that TMO is which nights do you NOT have a seance

[Lisa] it is recommended that you wait a week between seances as to not annoy the spirits

[Lisa] if i fail then we can keep trying every night til I succeed but I don't want to risk irritating perhaps the only person that can give me a straight answer :)

[Lisa] joseph had a melt down in the middle of the questioning - like it was his dagger that the girl used to stab Waverlyn

[Lisa] leads to question - was the girl unarmed?

[Lisa] why did he think she was an assassin?

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (my brain keeps wondering if the girl was Waverlyn in disguise)

[Lisa] and did she in fact use Joseph's dagger?

[Master] it is the morning of the 6th here in the city now

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (but you say Joseph said he saw Waverlyn after that, unstabbed)

[Lisa] could waverlyn non-magically pose as a girl and would her corpse show up in disguise?

[Lisa] no he saw her next stabbed I believe

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (someone cast an illusion over her, with or without her knowledge)

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (why they would do that... who knows?)

[Lisa] but when joseph returned to the room he saw waverlyn

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (ORRRRR.... she was a shapeshifter!!)

[Lisa] so illusion was broken

[Master] also just to keep TMO straight on things, Ilero and Shur have been in the City for 12 days after getting back from Who What Were

[Lisa] but see this is why I did not post on the site

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (time flies. Not sure what they've been doing with their time offhand)

[Lisa] I am in a quandary

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (I hear you. I can come up with all kinds of bizarre scenarios, each just as unlikely as the next)

[Lisa] we have a TON of game stuff on calendar that we are holding

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (either we're overlooking something obvious, or we don't have enough clues yet)

[Lisa] But I don't want to post by myself on some of this stuff

[Master] on the other hand Marisu has only been back one day from Bag of Clouds along with Kenna

[Lisa] easpecially the murder stuff because there are things I can't think of and others do, etc

[Master] are you asking for help in murder Lisa?

[Master] just so the NSA can see a nice clean line there

[Lisa] then there are all these dinners etc - I was thinking of time jumping to Sam dinner but didn't want to not have you guys participate if you wanted to

[Lisa] I don't know IF you want to

[Lisa] so I posted nothing

[Lisa] And YES I want help with investigation :)

[Captain Nolin (TMO)] (if the Thieves Guild guy would bite on Ilero's hints, he might be able to get some info out of him, but Ilero doesn't think it's a good idea to aggressively pursue him.)

[Master] dinner with Sam will be tonight on the 6th

[Lisa] You do know of two guild taverns without him

[TMO] (point. I'd forgotten that)

[Master] and there can be things Ilero and or Shur did

[Master] you have to just tell me in general terms

[Master] and I can fill in details

[Lisa] but I think we need to question the staff again

[Lisa] what if girl was sent in by atribella as a dressmaker and joseph stabbed her

[Master] and I agree with Lisa that there is a good reason to have more than just her thinking up questions, etc

[Lisa] no one has really questioned atribella

[TMO] Ilero ad Shur will try to make some contacts in the taverns. just being generally friendly, not too inquisitive or pushy.

[Lisa] I really thought seance would be quick thing last week and not all hell breaking loose

[Master] nods

[Master] I will say that Ilero and Shur both have a combined set of contacts of (1d12) [1d12=9] 9 NPCs of various types

[TMO] (thanks)

[Master] you can make them up

[TMO] (all low-level thug types I presume)

[Lisa] (nice roll)

[Master] names, profession etc.

[TMO] (ok, will work on that)

[Master] right none of them will admit to being in a guild

[Lisa] lol

[Master] but they all seem to be connected in some way

[Master] the abilitiy to "get you what you need"

[Lisa] (does that include indigo's girlfriend?)

[Master] or such things

[Master] and yes

[TMO] (Shur was probably more useful in this than Ilero)

[Master] that is a freebie on top of those 9

[Master] you can say some are for Ilero only, some for SHur only, some for both, etc.

[TMO] (ok)

[Master] butcher, baker, candlestick maker, etc

[TMO] (rub a dub dub)

[Lisa] (brb - drink run)

[TMO] (stupid commercials. My daughter was walking around the room saying "Uno mas. Uno mas. Uno mas."

[Master] what is that?

[Master] one more what?

[TMO] She didn't know what it meant

[TMO] it comes from some silly kids sugar snack where you add flavor drops to something)

[Lisa] I think uno mas should always be followed by - cerveza por favor

[TMO] she's... a little young for that

[Master] what sort of children shows did YOU watch growing up Lisa?

[Lisa] you said uno mas and I filled in the blank

[Lisa] that's all :)

[Master] so in the morning on the sixth did you want to plan for the mornign meeting? or just surprise and ask questions of Atribella and Joseph?

[TMO] I am back at the keyboard.

[Lisa] (after last night they shouldn't be too surprised)

Marisu (TMO)] Good morning, Mistress Branwyn.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Hello Marisu

[Master] I was thinking YOU two plan your questions, or just surprise your selves with them, grins

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (oh .. planning)

[Master] Aunt Jennevive moved 88'01".

[Master] [Ilero]] moved 54'03".

[Master] [Shurkural]] moved 52'01".

[Master] [Marisu]] moved 39'07".

[Master] Jilly moved 30'03".

Fool Me Twice

Marisu (TMO)] I was wondering, did anyone find evidence of another body in the burned room?

Marisu (TMO)] Or was Ambassador Waverlyn's body the only one found?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] I believe they had dragged the burned body of the Ambassador out, but that is a very good question.

[Master] you tell me when the staff comes in

Branwyn (Lisa) looks at Phillipe "Or were you not able to retrieve her yourself

[Master] Jilly brought breakfast for everyone

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (thought they were in)

[Master] I am letting you choose

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (let them in?)

[Master] ok

[Master] so everyone is there

[Master] Joseph looking at Branwyn in the eye,

Marisu (TMO)] (sorry, was thinking, trying to lay pieces together, not making much progress)

[Master] standing there ready to take his punishment

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Good morning Joseph. How are you?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] I don't know about you but I barely got any sleep last night.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] I am sure by now Atribella and Phillipe are caught up on the events of last night?

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I have not slept yet

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I told Phillipe everything there with you

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I have not spoken with Atribella about my shame

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Then you must go after the meeting

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] what shame?

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] what did you do this time Joseph?

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] tcchc

Marisu (TMO)] (going to check logs on site. brb)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] We found out some new information about what happened the day of Ambassador Waverlyn's murder.

Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master) nods at Branwyn

[Branwyn (Lisa)] I really must ask all three of you to tell us everything.

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] Joseph was aware of some things that we were not

[Branwyn (Lisa)] There is no point in hiding anything any more.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] We are trying to find out who did this and we need to know everything that happened.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] No more skipping events. All right?

Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master) looking at Atribella and Joseph

Joseph Shortkin (Master) nods Yes Branwyn

Atribella Olivin (Master) puszzled of course

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] Good

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (let me know when you are back tmo)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Very good. In my shock last night, I didn't ask all the questions that came to mind later when I was tossing and turning about this.

Marisu (TMO)] (back. so it did definitively point to Joseph as the stabber)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] I know Marisu, Ilero, Shur and Jennevive may have some questions as well.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] It may feel like an interrogation, but really we are just trying to understand what happened in all of this.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] I will protect you if you tell me the truth.

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] We did not do anything wrong

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Now let me get some more tea and then let's start from the beginning if that's all right?

[Marisu]] (TMO) readies a writing utensil.

[Jilly (Master)] TEA!!!!

[Jilly (Master)] SOrry

[Master] Jilly moved 49'02".

[Jilly (Master)] runs through the door agan

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Joseph stabbed a girl and we have no idea who she is. I want you all to know that you can tell me anything and not wait for two months to tell us.

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] what!

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] when did you stab someoen?

Branwyn (Lisa) smiles at the wall and gets some more tea

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] why?

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] who?

Marisu (TMO)] Joseph, can you describe the girl to me?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] We will go over all of this Atribella, I promise.

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] she was short, about to Atribella's shoulder is how I knew it was not her,

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] same brown hair

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] slim

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] dressed in leggings and boots like a stable boy

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I thought she was a boy at first

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] then she turned around

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] she started

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] she lifted her hand

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I pulled my dagger and plunged it into her stomach

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I do not know why

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I do not know who she was

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] so I pushed her under the bed

[Marisu]] (TMO) looks interested.

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] and went out to try to think what to do

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] and then

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] well

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] under whose bed?

Marisu (TMO)] Since I haven't seen her in person myself, Phillipe, could you please describe Ambassador Waverlyn for me?

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] it appears that Joseph interupted someone in the Mistresse's bedroom

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] mistress waverlyn was older than me, perhaps 60?

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] she had grey hair, was slightly plump

Spring has joined the game on Fri Jul 10 21:11:27 EDT 2015

Spring is receiving the map New Residence second floor...

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] she did not enjoy exercise but she also insisted on living on the second floor

Spring has left the game on Fri Jul 10 21:11:53 EDT 2015

Marisu (TMO)] Joseph, you said the girl had the "same brown hair" as the Ambassador, but Phillipe says she had gray hair. Can you explain what you meant?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (as atribella)

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] No I said she has the same brown hair as Atribella

Marisu (TMO)] I'm sorry, I misunderstood you.

Joseph Shortkin (Master) nods

Marisu (TMO)] The pronoun problem.

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] Is there a problem with pronouns

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] how do we solve that?

Marisu (TMO)] Only when they confuse matters.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] The girl had no weapon that you could see? You believe that she used your dagger to stab tha ambassador?

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I find that women ....

Joseph Shortkin (Master) ducks his head

Joseph Shortkin (Master) looks back up at Branwyn

[Branwyn (Lisa)] ahem

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I stabbed her

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] with my dagger

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I never let her have a chance to bring a weapon up at me

Marisu (TMO)] Did you leave the dagger with the body, or take it with you? And was a dagger found with the Ambassador?

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I did leave the dagger behind

[Branwyn (Lisa)] The absence of screaming disturbs me.

Marisu (TMO)] Phillipe, I think I remember you saying a dagger fell out of her robes when you moved the body?

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I am not certain but now I beleive it was my dagger that killed the ambassador

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] Yes there was

Marisu (TMO)] Do you remember what the Ambassador was wearing when you helped drag her body?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] You stab an intruder who makes no sound to alarm the ambassador in the next room and then she is stabbed and no one in the hall hears her being attacked.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (sorry - finish marisu's line)

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] Th eambassador was in her robe

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] she was laying down for a nap

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] I cannot answer to the lack of screams

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] I was not there for the stabbing

Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master) winces

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] I am sorry, I mean I was not there for the attack,

[Branwyn (Lisa)] But this young girl gets stabbed and does not fight back?

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I cannot say why the Misstress did not call out

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] but I did not give the girl a chance

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I stabbed as I learned on ship

[Branwyn (Lisa)] She silently falls to the floor and allows Joseph to shove her under the bed

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] and pushed her down

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] now I know I acted too hastily

[Branwyn (Lisa)] You cut her throat?

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] she must have still been alive

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] no

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I only stabbed a dagger into her belly

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] shoved her down

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] looked down

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] then pushed her under the bed

[Branwyn (Lisa)] In her belly like the ambassador was stabbed.

Marisu (TMO)] Joseph, can you tell me, did you meet or talk to anyone right before this?

Joseph Shortkin (Master) winces

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] at Branwyn's line

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] then looks at Marisu

[Branwyn (Lisa)] I'm sorry Joseph.

Spring has joined the game on Fri Jul 10 21:19:20 EDT 2015

Spring is receiving the map New Residence second floor...

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] anyone when?

Marisu (TMO)] Right before you went into the Ambassador's room and found the girl. Did anyone talk to you, or was there anything memorable that happened?

Spring has received the map New Residence second floor.

Joseph Shortkin (Master) shakes his head

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (hi spring!)

[Spring] hallooo!

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] not that I remember and now I am wracking my self with guilt

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] (hey Spring, mornign meeting after the Seance, there are scones!)

Marisu (TMO)] I understand, Joseph. I can't help you with that until we discover exactly what happened.

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] you can help with my guilt?

Marisu (TMO)] Perhaps. The best way would be to discover that someone else is responsible.

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] for killing the girl?

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I did that

Marisu (TMO)] But to do that, we need to know everything.

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I have to live with that

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] and I am ok with that

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] that is why I never told you, it was not important

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Joseph, you said that Mistress Waverlyn sent messages by pirate, did this girl look like she could have been a messenger of some sort?

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I did was was necisary

Marisu (TMO)] Oh, but I think it is *very* important, Joseph.

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] if she was a pirate then she was not a very good one

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] and she should have come to me

Branwyn (Lisa) smiles

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] not to the Mistress

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I was the contact

Marisu (TMO)] In fact, I think it may be the key to this whole thing.

Marisu (TMO)] Unless my imagination is running away with me again.

Joseph Shortkin (Master) looking expectantly

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] Yes?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (does the fact that this ghost called him by name mean anything - or was that clearer than having her point?)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (that was another thing I thought of)

Marisu (TMO)] I'm still missing something though. That's why I'm asking if anything unusual happened before then.

Marisu (TMO)] Maybe not right before, I suppose it could have been earlier.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (Bob?)

[Master] yes?

Marisu (TMO)] (let me explain my thoughts ooc, so Bob knows what I'm getting at)

[Master] go for it TMO

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (my question above?)

[Master] I am certain that Spring wants a summary

[TMO] (go ahead and answer Lisa first while I type this up)

[Master] OH thought that question was to the group as speculations

[Master] and the ghost called out her murderer by name

[Master] because she knew his name

[Master] beyond that ....

[Master] it is speculation

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (ok - that is what popped in my head)

[Master] letting TMO type and Spring to catch up

[Master] and Lisa to speculate

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (tmo should i wait then or just ask?)

[TMO] (I don't have an explanation for the poison or the fire yet for sure. Although I suspect Joseph's wild fire talent might have caused that)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (do you see what I am saying here?)

[TMO] (2 options - the ghost was the girl and not the ambassador. there's some waffle room on that)

[TMO] (other - the Ambassador was changed into the girl and Joseph stabbed her, or Joseph was mind controlled into stabbing her. He was (call it hypnotized) into seeing her as someone else since he wouldn't voluntarily attack the ambassador, and made to attack her. Note he says he doesn't know why he immediately stabbed her.)

[TMO] (so my thinking: someone hypnotised Joseph into stabbing the Ambassador. We don't need a mystery girl to get stabbed, Joseph to leave his dagger, then get up and stab the Ambassador in the same way and vanish)

[TMO] (that leaves the poison that killed her)

[TMO] (thus, wanting to know who Joseph met beforehand that could have magicked him)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (who has that kind of power?)

[Master] (Jennevive)

[TMO] (Command, Suggestion, etc

[TMO] (Control person)

[TMO] (just about any mid- to high-level priest)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (command has a time span - would have to be close to time of stabbing wouldn't it?0

[TMO] (that's why I'm looking right before he went in)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (and was close enough to creat the illusion for the ambassador too?)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (how far away can you create an iillusion?)

[TMO] (well, no, that's not why. ;) It's just simplerr to cast that sort of thing for immediate effect and not hope it happens some time)

[Master] Illusions are line of sight

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (I need marco - he's the illsuionist)

[TMO] (I'm not sure an actual illusion was necessary. Joseph might have been 'told' that it wasn't the Ambassador and to see someone else)

[Master] LOL

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (but when phillipe say the ghost he said it wasn't her)


[TMO] (right. that's the waffle room on the ghost)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (ok - ask away)

[Master] Spring you good?

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (good enough i guess)

[TMO] (Bob - correct path or not, does what I'm saying make enough sense to fill in the answers?)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (makes sense to me)

[Master] the mind control part yet, the illusion part no

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (did joe say it was his own dagger that he stabbed the girl with?)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (yes)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (decreases chance of poison dagger)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (girl dressed as a boy - he saw and took his dagger and stabbed)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (yes)

[TMO] (My guess is that Joseph would never willingly attack the Ambassador. So he's mind controlled into seeing her as an intruder and stabbing. I don't know that an illusion is necessary, if he believes what he was told to see, not what was there. Anyone else in the room would have just seen the Ambassador as normal)

[TMO] (Yes. It kind of ruins the poison dagger idea. Unlesss.....)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (but why wouldn't ghost look like old lady? that is where you lose me)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (sounds plausible)

[TMO] (ghost looked like burned husk, right?)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (bob? burned yes? I don't recall husk-like)

[Master] yes

[Branwyn (Lisa)] :)

[Master] burned body

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (i seem to recall "charred")

[TMO] (could conceivably be hard to recognize)

[Master] the priests did say the ambassador died from poison not from a dagger or fire

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (so both lying and body was completely unidentifiable?)

Marisu (TMO)] Joseph, how long had you had that dagger?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (so we need a who are you question at the next seance! )

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] Oh I would say about six months maybe?

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I had lost mine

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] Atribella got me that one

Marisu (TMO)] Had anyone handled it earlier that day, or maybe the day before?

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] no

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I rarely take it off

[Marisu]] (TMO) frowns.

Marisu (TMO)] Do you still have the dagger?

Joseph Shortkin (Master) shakes my head

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] I got this one after the fire

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] Atribella helped with that also

[Marisu]] (TMO) twirls her hair around a finger, thinking.

Branwyn (Lisa) everyone's eyes swivel towards Atribells

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (da dum dum)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (we just don't have enough info)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (since when is she the knife connoiseur?)

Marisu (TMO)] Did you see anyone from the staff right before going into the Ambassador's room?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (wait! she does her shopping in the Knife)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (she does actually - she might be seedier than we think)

[Master] just standing there waiting

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (joseph was asked a question)

[Master] he said no

[Master] OH

[Master] sorry missed that

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] when I went into the Misstress's room

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] Atribella was with me

[Joseph Shortkin (Master)] she wsa getting the tea ready

Marisu (TMO)] Atribella, did you see anything when this happened?

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] I was not really there

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] I was at the bottom of the stiars

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] coming up with the tea

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] Joseph was on the second floor with the Misstress

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] I reached the top of the stairs just before he called out

Marisu (TMO)] But he had been downstairs with you before going upstairs?

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] there was a small table there that we would use

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] yes

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] and upstairs

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] all three of us were up and down most of the time all day

Marisu (TMO)] Okay, thank you. Mistress Branwyn, may I speak with you a moment?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Why didn't you come to the seance last night? We were hoping you could help identify spirits?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Of course Marisu. No one go anywhere.

Branwyn (Lisa) smiles

[Marisu]] (TMO) steps out of the room and into another one where she can't be overheard.

Branwyn (Lisa) steps out with Marisu

[Master] Branwyn moved 19'04".

[Master] [Marisu]] moved 16'03".

[Marisu]] (TMO) rubs her earlobe. "Do you see where this questioning is leading us?"

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (i assume kenna is here, smiling nervously)

Marisu (TMO)] Or is it just my imagination again

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (staying inside the room)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] \At this point I am not certain.

[Marisu]] (TMO) sighs. "I'm trying for the simplest series of events that explains everything. The fewer complications, the better. But for this line, I also have to add some imaginary capabilities."

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Then it perhaps isn't so simple?

Marisu (TMO)] It makes the series of events simple.

Marisu (TMO)] If Atribella has some sort of mind magic or something similar, everything falls into order. A weird sort of order, but still order.":

Marisu (TMO)] 1) she obtains a poisoned dagger and gives it to Joseph, or contrives to poison it that day or soon before.

Marisu (TMO)] 2) she controls Joseph into seeing an intruder and that he must attack her.

Marisu (TMO)] 3) Either she starts the fire somehow, or Joseph's own natural talent runs wild under the stress of the situation.

Branwyn (Lisa) frowns at that last idea

Marisu (TMO)] Leading to the Ambassador being stabbed with a poisoned dagger, dying of poison, not the wound, and then burning up.

Marisu (TMO)] And if Joseph's talent started teh fire, all three methods of dying were indeed started by the same person. Joseph.

Marisu (TMO)] Forced into it, by Atribella.

Marisu (TMO)] (brb)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Well it would be the first time I have ever heard of a cantrip turning into a fireball. That would be interestimg.

Marisu (TMO)] (Skype call with wife)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (all it would take is a curtain. those things go up at an ugly look)

[Master] Spring? your thoughts on the new revelations

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (simplest explanation we have so far. couldn't hurt to look more deeply into atribella)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] And it is a shame that Imari decided to spend the day flying around with Artiark or else we could put Atribella in the circle of truth.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (branwyn will have to start some fires and test it out)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (can you light a candle with a cantrip?)

[Master] Branwyn can do cantrips at will without even a roll unlimited number a day

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (oh yes - but i can't make the WHOOSH flame that was reported at the time of the fire with cantrip)

[Master] or essentially unlimited

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (will have to look back at chat and verify)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (that could be a spilled beverage with sufficient alcohol content)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (there is something about a fireball that is different than your average light my fire thing)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (or perhaps dropping an oil lamp?)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (if the whoosh was definitely firebally, then i got nothing)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (bob did it with the tulip thing nd I thought he did it with this)

[Master] the implication is yes a fireball

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (branwyn did it during white dragon escape)

[Master] Branwyn is familiar with that sound beind associated with that spell

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (maybe I am just too protective of my magic though)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] :)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (what capabilities did the ambassasor have? could the whoosh have been herself attempting to defend herself?)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (ambassador had no magic)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (okie so much for that)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (simple conniving politician is all :) )

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (we asked what she was)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Marisu, until we can either get Atribella under a spell of truth or have solid proof I think we should be careful and watch for now.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] No point in alerting her to the fact that we may be on to her without being able to finish this once and for all.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Good thinkng Marisu. But I still have some issues with the cantrip

Branwyn (Lisa) lights a flame off her fingertip and lets it jump from finger to finger

Branwyn (Lisa) blows on it a llittle

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Hmmmm

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (just had ridiculous idea)

Marisu (TMO)] (not back yet, but) If Atribella has mind magic, maybe she has fireball too.

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (if waverlyn was really vain and had a hot date, she could have had a youth potion)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (and didn't expect joe back while it was in effect)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (by the time her body was identified, it had work off)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (worn)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (so the girl would have been her own younger self)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (but then again, hot date dressed as a boy ...)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] ( this is what phillipe told branwyn the priests told him: The priest already told us that Joseph did not poison her. I even asked about the dagger if he stabbed her and the priest said no. I did not ask about the fire because the entire building was destroyed along with her body. We all lost everything that day. I could only do so much right away."

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (so autopsy priest says joseph did not stab ambassador)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (ergh)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (not enough clues)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (why we need kenna to find and interrogate the priest :) )

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (to be sure)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (I had that it my summary but not where it came from - so much in pieces - did you seem my summary of what we know before tonight?)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (right - phillipe was griefstricken when he handed her remains over for divination)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (not lately. i looked at something like that a couple weeks ago)

[Branwyn (Lisa)]

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (I updated after seance and then of course we find out more tonight)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (thanks. i'm still plugging through tonights chat)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (but if priest is correct and joseph did not stab her then we go back a step)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (but atribella is still looking off to me in any case. we need to strap her in zone of truth)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (what joseph said to branwyn: I walked into her room to see if there was anything she needed for the rest of the day. When I entered the room she was sitting on her bed with a dagger stuck in her belly with a look of shock on her face. As she fell forward off of the bed a flame spread out. I think it was from the candles next to her bed. I yelled out and tried to pull her out of the flame. Then there was a WHOOSH and I was being pulled back by Phillipe.")

[Master] I am waiting out TMO

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (hmmmmmmm)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (me too - just researching for what characters can be quoted as saying to make sure I am remembering right and to try to put together)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (I abbreviated a lot on summary page)

[Master] nods

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (so the flame spread out and then the whoosh)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (yes - 2 fires?)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (does joseph know the distinctive sould of fireball?)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (you should ask him - I have not)

Branwyn (Lisa) jumps up and down like Jilly "I can show him!"

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] :-)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (the chat logs are on the FMT page but not all these IC chat pages)

[Master] if you mark which pages I can go in and put anchors in and links to those sections

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (okay)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (ok i got caugh up in the chat hehehe)

[Master] grins

[Master] so the boat people are 4 days by boat then 50 miles by land to get home

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (feeling no more enlightened than before)

Marisu (TMO)] (I am back)

[Master] and in the city

[Master] we have to get through those days and nights

Marisu (TMO)] (sorry, wife is in Florida for a few days)

[Master] so Marisu is about to reveal everything

[Master] oh?

[Master] down this way?

Marisu (TMO)] (up north, I think)

Marisu (TMO)] (St Petersburg, maybe? Is there a residential area called Treasure Island up there?)

[Master] I am sure there are in several places, grins

[Master] so the three of you have the best collection of facts and ideas so far

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (Sorry tmo I responded to marisu way back when I thought you would be right back and then got to rambling)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] jo

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (oops, i mean joe didn't so it)

Marisu (TMO)] I suppose you are wondering why I called you all here today. I'd like you to meet an old friend of mine, Monsieur Poirot.

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (if attribella never came in, she didn't do it)

[Master] smiles at TMO

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (hehehe)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (branwyn cautioned about accusing without any proof and tipping our hand but ...)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (if mystery girl did it, did she vanish?)

Marisu (TMO)] (I think I've read everything that happened)

Marisu (TMO)] I agree. This is all guesswork right now. It makes a kind of sense, but that doesn't mean it's right.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (and I found priesty info that says joseph didn't stab her)

Marisu (TMO)] I think, if we want to be fair and even handed, that we might put each of the staff under a zone of truth.

Marisu (TMO)] Every single one of them has left out info they thought 'wasn't important'

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (we need Imari to come home to roost)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (plenty of time for that - many things to do)

Marisu (TMO)] (Wonder how priest arrived at that conclusion?)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (concur)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (branwyn might have atribella take her dagger shopping)

[Master] laughs

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (divination thing - time for Inspector Kenna)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (you knew Branwyn got all interested in that)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (divination?)

Marisu (TMO)] Umm.

Marisu (TMO)] I had a thought

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (throw it out there)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (Phillipe had a priest do the divination)

Marisu (TMO)] Did the priests confirm that the Ambassador was killed with poison, or that the body was killed by poison?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (back to inspecotr kenna)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (inspector)

Marisu (TMO)] What if that wasn't the Ambassador that was killed, but someone made to look like her somehow? Then you get "Joseph did not kill Ambassador Waverlyn" but that Joseph did indeed kill the person in that room.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (branwyn has wanted this priest for a while now but has not wished to venture around the celestry)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (and the ambassador is on a deserted island?)

Marisu (TMO)] Maybe. The logical person to set that scenario up is the Ambassador herself.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (if that is the case than Branwyn shall kill her herself)

[Master] lol

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (again - field trip to the Celestry is in order)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (it is morning - Marisu and Kenna can go priest hunting and Branwyn can go dagger shopping before dinner with Sam)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (just an idea)

Marisu (TMO)] (works for me)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (sounds good)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (we don't know the priest's name but we will never get answers to those questions without finding the priest)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (ther emust be a record. reports had to get written)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (start the search - maybe jennevive can help point in right direction)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (I can post online)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (brb)

Marisu (TMO)] (wish I knew if we were on the right track)

[Master] I can neither confirm nor deny

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (ok so are you two going back in the room?)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (kenna will have gone into a lecture about eating greens by now)

Marisu (TMO)] Mistress Branwyn, do you have any other ideas we need to go over now?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (back)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Not yet. If it was someone in the house I think they were put up to it by someone more powerful. Thank you for your help this morning. It has been driving me crazy.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] We should get back I suppose

Marisu (TMO)] Yes. I hope I'm not completely confusing things and making them worse.

Marisu (TMO)] Although I don't want it to be Atribella

Branwyn (Lisa) smiles "Of course not. You are a huge help."

[Marisu]] (TMO) smiles.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] And neither do I. I like her very much.

Marisu (TMO)] It's always the person you don't suspect in the stories.

Marisu (TMO)] But the author has it easy. They can make up facts to have it turn out however they want.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Why can't it be the one I want it to be most and it would be Jennevive?

Marisu (TMO)] Was she here?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Everything is her fault!

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Oh who knows where she is half the time.

[Marisu]] (TMO) giggles. "Well, you'll just have to write your own murder mystery and make sure Jennevive is the killer in it."

[Branwyn (Lisa)] She appeared out of nowhere to send Tristan to Skull Church a month before we left.

Branwyn (Lisa) grins

Marisu (TMO)] She appears to have agreed with Ambassador Waverlyn's goals though, so I'm not sure she would have a clear motive.

Marisu (TMO)] (I just happened to glance over at the map, and I'm scared of Connor...)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Appears is correct. I don't know what her real motivations are. Look at her taste in men.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] We should get back though before they get too antsy in there.

[Master] Jilly moved 65'01".

[Jilly (Master)] BUt Kenna

[Marisu]] (TMO) follows Branwyn back to the room.

[Jilly (Master)] I am always having to get Indigo to eat more greens

[Jilly (Master)] are you sure that it is natural for everyone to like them?

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] it is natural for some to like them and some not to, but there are seasonings

Marisu (TMO)] I like pink, myself.

[Jilly (Master)] you said it is a veggtaken?

Marisu (TMO)] Wait, what are we talking about?

[Jilly (Master)] I think that Indiog is a cooke-tarian

[Jilly (Master)] Cookie-tarian

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] the main thing is plants have in them things all bodies need

[Jilly (Master)] every body?

[Jilly (Master)] just wait till I tell Indigo !

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] everybody

Ilero (TMO)] Except meat.

[Jilly (Master)] he will have to eat his greens

Ilero (TMO)] Plant gots no meat.

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] plants do not have all thing that people need

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] people need meat too

[Jilly (Master)] cows have plants

[Jilly (Master)] I used to watch cows eat lots of plants

Ilero (TMO)] Cows is also stupid.

[Jilly (Master)] I never saw a cow eat meat

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] but if you eat only meat, your innards will not work as they should

[Jilly (Master)] maybe that is why?

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] and if you eat only meat, your teetch will loosen and fall out too soon

[Jilly (Master)] if they ate meat they would be smarter?

[Jilly (Master)] like old widow humphry

[Jilly (Master)] she was a mean one

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] cows are very different from people

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (if you don't eat your meat you can't have any pudding)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] can you guess how many stomachs cows have?

[Jilly (Master)] four

[Jilly (Master)] I have cut up a bunch of cows

[Ilero]] (TMO) looks at Kenna as if she has just uttered the wisdom of the world. "Cows are different than people."

[Ilero]] (TMO) grins.

[Jilly (Master)] we used to help the butcher

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] oh so then you know!

[Jilly (Master)] THEN I would get the stomachs

[Jilly (Master)] and blow them up

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] people do not have four stomachs

[Jilly (Master)] and use them for balloons

[Jilly (Master)] I never cut anyone up

[Jilly (Master)] did you cut someoene up?

[Jilly (Master)] is that how you know?

[Ilero]] (TMO) is silent.

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] i learned from senior priests, but we did have to look at dead bodies

[Jilly (Master)] Oh Branwyn I got more tea for you

[Jilly (Master)] so maybe humans have other stomachs too then

[Jilly (Master)] I wonderf

[Jilly (Master)] Branwyn might have a dead body to cut up

[Jilly (Master)] do you?

Shurkural (TMO)] They only got one.

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] did you ever try to eat grass?

[Jilly (Master)] Indigo sure seems to eat more than one stomach

Kenna Westfoot (Spring) smiles

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] that is a good healthy appetite

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] greens are very important, but so are yellow things, like peppers and carrots

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] squashes, very good

Ilero (TMO)] Is practice? He practice digesting food so know how to not be digested himself?

Kenna Westfoot (Spring) laughing

Branwyn (Lisa) ignores Jilly's rambling and goes to stand behind Joseph

Ilero (TMO)] He get eaten a lot.

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] does he?

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] what has eaten him so far?

Ilero (TMO)] Umm.. giant bug thing once. Did dragon eat him once? Not sure.

Shurkural (TMO)] And there was the time he disappeared from the royal ball.

[Shurkural]] (TMO) says with a wink.

Shurkural (TMO)] With two ladies at once.

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] ah. eaten

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] well, that is nice. so, squashes, they are very good for you

[Shurkural]] (TMO) smiles at Kenna's reaction.

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] but butter, butter is the best!

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] you cannot find a more wholesome thing that butter in the whole world

Shurkural (TMO)] 'Course, for all we know, they just went out for dinner.

Kenna Westfoot (Spring) smiles weakly

Shurkural (TMO)] Then didn't come home until the next morning because there was that much food.

Shurkural (TMO)] Yes, I'm sure that was it.

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] right.

Kenna Westfoot (Spring) smoothing out aprom

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] *apron

[Shurkural]] (TMO) chuckles.

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] so shall we go to the celestry today?

Branwyn (Lisa) lays a hand gently on Joseph's arm and says softly "It has been a hard time for you lately. Go get some rest. You have no duties today. Tomorrow I shall show you a new cantrip. I am overdue in your lessons. Now go."

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] we have records to look up, i think

Marisu (TMO)] Yes, I think that would be a good idea.

[Aunt Jennevive (Master)] We can if you like

Marisu (TMO)] I'll go with you, if that's alright.

Joseph Shortkin (Master) nods, thank you Branwyn

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] i think that would be lovely

[Aunt Jennevive (Master)] We will not be able to see anyone of importance today

[Marisu]] (TMO) looks at Branwyn and wiggles her fingers as if casting a spell, then silently mouths the word "Sleep?" to her.

[Aunt Jennevive (Master)] but we can make appointments

Branwyn (Lisa) shakes her head sadly "no, let us not."

[Marisu]] (TMO) nods, then says to Jennevive, "That sounds like a start, anyways."

Branwyn (Lisa) smiles and tries to look innocent "Anyone want me to go to the Grand Celestry too?"

[Ilero]] (TMO) raises his hand.

Kenna Westfoot (Spring) smiles

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] a merry party!

[Aunt Jennevive (Master)] When we want them to move faster we will bring you Branwyn

[Aunt Jennevive (Master)] they will either jump through hoops to please you

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (you were all supposed to shout NO in unison)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] :)

[Aunt Jennevive (Master)] or move faster to get rid of you

Ilero (TMO)] Hye know which.

Aunt Jennevive (Master) smiles innocently at Branwyn

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (whoops, didn't realize)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (no - just what I expected to happen)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Oh I was teasing. I don't wish to go. I'll only get into trouble, especially if we run into Father Mortin.

[Aunt Jennevive (Master)] Do you think he would have anything to do with this?

Ilero (TMO)] Depends which god in charge today.

[Aunt Jennevive (Master)] I was quite pleasently surprised by his deviousness

[Aunt Jennevive (Master)] with Tristan

[Aunt Jennevive (Master)] however

[Branwyn (Lisa)] I don't think so. He has been to the house and Phillipe says he couldn't rememver the priest.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] But if I go over there who knows what will go popping out of the woodwork

[Spring] I am away from the keyboard.

[Ilero]] (TMO) raises his hand again.

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Always doing divinatiion and spying on people

[Aunt Jennevive (Master)] looking at Ilero

Branwyn (Lisa) looks over at Ilero as well

[Ilero]] (TMO) smiles innocently.

[Ilero]] (TMO) waves and lowers his hand again.

Aunt Jennevive (Master) raises an eyebrow

Aunt Jennevive (Master) looks over at Branwyn

Branwyn (Lisa) shrugs

Ilero (TMO)] (turns to the next chapter in his book, "How to Confuse and Bewilder People in 10 Easy Steps")

[Spring] I am back at the keyboard.

[Shurkural]] (TMO) smacks Ilero on the back of the head.

[Spring] well then, shall we go make appointments?

Ilero (TMO)] Hye stay here.

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] I would like to speak with someone in the scribes section

[Aunt Jennevive (Master)] Which one?

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] i will find out when i arrive

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] i also wish to see if my guest has received the invitation for Megrim

Branwyn (Lisa) looks at Kenna curiously

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (kenna has no clue where records are kept so ehe has to go find out)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] {she can ask anyone, no need to ask an important person who requires an appointment)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (in fact, she would do much better speaking with "nobodies")

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (see - branwyn thinks she's doing priestly magic things - it is good)

[Kenna Westfoot (Spring)] (hahahaha)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] I am glad you got your invitations out.

Branwyn (Lisa) looks over at Ilero and Shur

[Master] so online during the week Spring

[Master] we can do at least part of that

[Master] I am working tomorrow in the morning, only half a day

[Master] I hope

[Spring] ah, so you need nitey nites then

[Master] then bac here

[Master] back

Ilero (TMO)] (how many invitations do we have?)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (okay - and shopping too?)

[Spring] two per PC

[Master] sure

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (you can invite more if you want)

Ilero (TMO)] (ok, will invite the tailor and 3 of their new contacts)

[Spring] kenna is invigting the halfling ambassador and any random bewildered newby in the celestry

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (watch your pockets)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (marisu has 2 as well but she just got home so she gets a little slack)

[Spring] okay then

Ilero (TMO)] (hmm.. that is a question. who would she invite?)

[Spring] good question

[Spring] i'm gonna sleep on it

[Spring] :-)

[Spring] only not really

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (maybe she will meet a strapping young priest at the celestry)

[Spring] goodnight y'alls!

Ilero (TMO)] (gnite)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Goodnight!

Spring has left the game on Fri Jul 10 23:42:52 EDT 2015

Ilero (TMO)] (I probably need to head out too. Kids are up way past bedtime)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (did any of your characters want to go dagger shopping with us?)

[Branwyn (Lisa)] I would be far more entertained with finding out where Atribella gets her daggers. I have quite the collection. Care to go shopping and show me?

[Branwyn (Lisa)] (here to atribella for IC)

Ilero (TMO)] (Ilero and Shur are both possible to invite along if you want. They weren't privy to the conversation about Atribella though, so won't know to invite themselves)

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] There are a couple of weapon smiths that I have gone too

[Branwyn (Lisa)] I would like that if you have time. Anyone else want to go?

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] near the naval yard is one that the leather workers all like

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] I would guess that if those people like how they cut then they must be good daggers

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Where did you get the ones for Joseph?

[Ilero]] (TMO) shrugs and looks at Shur.

[Shurkural]] (TMO) nods. "Sure, why not? We'll go 'long."

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] One of them was from Ambassador Waverylyn's collectoin

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] the one he has now I got at the weapon smith in the Naval Yard

Branwyn (Lisa) sighs "That burned in the fire I suppose"

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Then the Naval Yard it is.

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] what burned in the fire?

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] the Naval Yard? no

[Branwyn (Lisa)] Her dagger collection. I would have assumed it was in her home.

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] OH

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] I guess

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] I mean I guess that yes it burned with the house

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] we lost everything

Branwyn (Lisa) looks strangely at Atribella

Branwyn (Lisa) glances at Phillipe

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] Phillipe grabbed a couple of his books

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] shoved more at me

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] and we ran

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] I was busy collecting things

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] and getting things in order at the Inn afterwards

[Atribella Olivin (Master)] Phillipe took care of the remains of the house

Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master) light cough

[Branwyn (Lisa)] We should discuss this later. Let's get changed be off.

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] Many of the minor possessions were sold off

[Phillipe Gaston Enquire (Master)] to pay for expenses

[Lisa] This is something that we shall need to explore in more than 1 minute I think

[Lisa] when we get phillipe in the zone of truth

[Master] grins

[Lisa] we all need to call it a night

[Master] have a great night you two

[Lisa] but intriguing nonetheless

[Master] hope we all get wonderful letters in the morning

[Lisa] Goodnight!

[TMO] yar. g'nite. I'll try to roll up some contacts using my personality app.

[TMO] we shall see, shall we not?

Lisa has left the game on Fri Jul 10 23:51:54 EDT 2015

[TMO] I presume she's in this game too?

[Master] yes

[TMO] I assume Alec/Alex is too.

[TMO] I'd be willing to bet my friend who played before is not, since he dropped out without word in France.

[Master] Kenna Westfoot XP award: 200. Next level in 23140.

[Master] Branwyn XP award: 200. Next level in 65893.

[Master] [Ilero]] XP award: 200. Next level in 16438.

[Master] [Marisu]] XP award: 100. Next level in 7212.

[Master] [Shurkural]] XP award: 100. Next level in 34122.

[Master] Indigo XP award: 100. Next level in 24241.

[Master] I have no idea about Alec

[Master] just the three of us as I presumed it would be

[Master] but I would hope Alec is in

[Master] always good to have the previous winners in

[TMO] He said it was for at least 6 players iirc.

[TMO] is this my third or fourth game? I remember France and England. Was there another one I'm missing?

[Master] Andalusia?

[Master] that is the only other setting

[TMO] I .. don't think so.

[Master] ok

[TMO] no, 20, 21 & 22 are my only games

[TMO] so, 3rd

[TMO] welp, g'nite. sleep well, wake rested, have fun, all that stuff.

[TMO] and find some time to come Car Wars with me. ;)

[Master] grins

[Master] have fun

[TMO] It only takes 4-7 hours of each day! Simple! (j/k)

[TMO] ciao

TMO has left the game on Fri Jul 10 23:58:17 EDT 2015

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