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“Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« on: September 14, 2021, 10:59:46 AM »
A quick recap:

You are aboard the Icefian battle cruiser White Sword. The captain’s name is Frost. He is a middle aged human male. The Ship’s Mage, who is also the Mage of the 2nd Fleet, is a woman with blue tinted skin (and a shark in a globe of water) named Sekul Uzzar.

You are part of what is now an 18 person contingent accompanying Nisoru Metakae on a diplomatic mission to Layraedia and Kathow-Tio-Horari. You were joined on the docks by Lord Tadren Tolist and his granddaughter Tessa Darpus. The mission may last up-to two years.

Nisoru has informed you that he has several side missions to accomplish and one of the reasons the White Sword was chosen for this mission is that it can leave the rest of the group and catch up.
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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 11:33:12 AM »
How long is the voyage from Cape Tolya to our destination and how far along are we on it?
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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 12:23:09 PM »
How long is the voyage from Cape Tolya to our destination and how far along are we on it?
I think we are only 2 1/2 kegs into a 7 keg trip

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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 01:30:04 PM »
Dylan reads the book on K'Thow history/customs most of the time he can.  Prefer reading in pitch blackness, as the light on the white pages gives him a headache.   He'll find a closet/store room where it's dark to read.  He's not anti-social about it, but is very happy to absorb knowledge. 
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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2021, 08:35:30 PM »
How long is the voyage from Cape Tolya to our destination and how far along are we on it?

Assuming 160 miles per day, if you were proceeding directly to Olan, it would take about two weeks. This is day 1

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2021, 08:56:01 AM »
Assuming 160 miles per day, if you were proceeding directly to Olan, it would take about two weeks. This is day 1

Ruby also spent a very small amount of coin on appropriate sailing attire while in Cape Tolya.  She sells the red dress that she wore to the event now that everyone has seen her in that.  She comments that Lyri says wearing a different dress to each event makes a better impression.
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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2021, 04:47:28 PM »
Ruby also spent a very small amount of coin on appropriate sailing attire while in Cape Tolya.  She sells the red dress that she wore to the event now that everyone has seen her in that.  She comments that Lyri says wearing a different dress to each event makes a better impression.

Your first night aboard is not restful. The crew works in three shifts and while not raucous it’s not quiet either. When you take the deck the next morning there is nothing but empty ocean in all directions. You can see the two closest frigates with the naked eye and the next pair with a spyglass. Tessa and Tadren have attached a huge kite to the stern and take turns riding it aloft. The captain has allowed it today as you are still in waters technically under Icefian control.  Nisoru leads sword instruction for the marines (there are twenty of them) and prayer before the midday meal. There are two chaplains aboard, one a cleric of Stasis the other of Lakius. Both are clearly intimidated by Nisoru.

The crew is roughly 80% human (and supermajority of that Icefian) and most of the remainder are half elves, with a few elves mixed in. The exceptions are a senior marine NCO, named Fortas, a Vass; the ship’s navigator Gaudio, a Nipit; Gullen the master of the artillery, a Plateau Gnome (who is very excited by Lord Tadren and Tessa’s presence) and his apprentice Ruben, a Goblin. 

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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2021, 10:27:41 PM »
Dylan asks Nisoru " What is the point of the other ships, if Other families want to get involved, why don't we do something else? seems pointless for a army of young nobles and princes to descend on Kthow.. "
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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2021, 09:32:03 AM »
Dylan asks Nisoru " What is the point of the other ships, if Other families want to get involved, why don't we do something else? seems pointless for a army of young nobles and princes to descend on Kthow.. "
(I posted this last night but for some reason it’s gone)

He responds: Diplomacy builds trust and peace; both of which have been absent for a long time. The embassy should be about 70 people when all is done so five ships is appropriate, and safer. As for the two ships that have tagged along I mean to find out what their purpose is. Don’t worry, there will be plenty for you to do, and you are a follower of the Lady of Learning, so this is essentially a pilgrimage for you.

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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2021, 03:03:09 PM »
Dylan asks Nisoru " What is the point of the other ships, if Other families want to get involved, why don't we do something else? seems pointless for a army of young nobles and princes to descend on Kthow.. "
Please show some respect when addressing Grand Master Metakae.  Godric shoots Dylan a nasty look, but all you see is his head turn.

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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2021, 03:31:14 PM »
Please show some respect when addressing Grand Master Metakae.  Godric shoots Dylan a nasty look, but all you see is his head turn.

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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2021, 04:34:48 PM »
Always pictured this. ( with a cape )

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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2021, 04:36:07 PM »
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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2021, 04:39:41 PM »
Godric's sister appears to be famous too...

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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2021, 09:58:41 PM »
This thread got weird.