(IC) Village of Mapleville.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 129 posts
 HP 23/25; AC 19
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 11:47
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha seems a little bit confused.
"Sorry if I sounded like I was ordering you to do something."
She sounds a little bit bitter when she continues speaking.
"I was just trying to help."
She bites her lip for a couple of seconds, considering her next words... Then turns to the blacksmith and talks to him.
"There is something very wrong going on here. Please talk to them and keep them safe. If you go to the smithy that would be a very good idea. Make sure they can defend themselves properly."

Shortly after the blacksmith leaves and so does Xander. she's alone with the wife and Pike. "I don't know what's going on here, but whatever happened to your husband has already happened to some other people in here. I'm sorry about your loss, but we need to make sure that the rest of the people in town are kept safe. I'm sure your husband would have agreed."
Then talking to Pike "Let's all go to the temple and have a look if we can keep the people safe in there."
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 53 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 17:36
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet settles into his spot in the tree and keeps watch for the time being...
Dungeon Master
 GM, 210 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 02:03
(IC) Village of Mapleville
MARKETPLACE: Hamlet
The gunslinger, cleric and mayors wife head towards the temple. Hamlet still remains in the tree. He watches the blacksmith and some villagers heading to the blacksmith as well as the mage and tiger heading towards the inn. All is quiet. Everyone goes in seperate directions and the rogue soon cannot see anyone else. As he happens to look around keeping his watch, he makes out something moving through the woods heading towards the marketplace.

TEMPLE: Talitha
The temple is silent. No signs of life comes from it. Pike leads them to the main door and pulls out a key, unlocking it and motions for Tal and the wife to enter.
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 54 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 03:47
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet shifts in the tree in order to hide better from whatever it is coming from the woods.  He knocks an arrow and tries to make out who or what it is.

OOC:
21:45, Today: Hamlet Fuller rolled 22 using 1d20+9.  Stealth.
21:47, Today: Hamlet Fuller rolled 20 using 1d20+7.  Perception.

Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 131 posts
 HP 23/25; AC 19
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 14:54
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha enters the temple and sees that it looks like the way it was when she left it this morning.
"If there are more of these sick or disturbed people in town we need to be able to either isolate them  and treat them; or keep the healthy people in a safe place where they won't be attacked. Pike, do you think we could prepare the temple to work as either of these?"

She looks around at the windows and the other possible entries or exits.
"Last thing I'd like here is to have a place that we think it's safe and then find out too late that it had an exit or entrance we haven't accounted for."

She also looks at the widow. She suspects the woman will not be in the best position currently to make this kind of decisions, but being the mayor's widow gives her a knowledge and position she cannot ignore.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:54, Thu 26 Nov 2020.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 212 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 15:22
(IC) Village of Mapleville
MARKETPLACE: Hamlet
Eyes narrowed and unable to see in the dark, Hamlet can just tell there's at least three people moving towards the village. They don't seem to see the rogue as he's hidden well and the darkness does help. There's some buildings nearbye, easy enough to get to if things don't go as expected. Watching. Waiting. The rogue seems safe for now. The three people move towards the marketplace at a slow pace about thirty feet from the rogue's hidden spot above them. He can't make out much, notching an arrow.

TEMPLE: Talitha
Pike turns and looks at the gunslinger "Look, I know what needs to be done. But from seeing you with the villagers and with all do respect-all you have done was order them around.  And now you did the same thing to me. I don't appreciate it. This is my home and this is a place of peace and relaxation. A place to focus and heal. No one will enter this place, not while I stand to defend people. So please stop alright? I understand your worried and I feel you are more worried for yourself. I worry for everyone in this village." The cleric's voice is oddly calm but her eyes are narrowed upon the gunslinger "You needed help, so I provided it to you. The will of Sarenrae. You need to be calm and it will be hard, as I do not understand what has just occured." She takes a deep breath.

The mayor's wife sits down, staring at the ground and seems very out of it and seems to be morning. Pike kneels down to her, not touching her and then stands back up "When I left, I made sure to close all the windows and the back door is locked up. Your safe, Talitha. So are we. Relax. No one will get within these walls. We have several rooms to heal the injured and keep them safe."
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 133 posts
 HP 23/25; AC 19
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 17:48
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha raises both her hands to put herself in a defensive position as she's been told again.
"Ok, your house your rules. I don't want you to think I am ordering around; specially after letting me in your home when I needed a place to stay. I am really thankful for helping me when I needed help so I'll try to change my way of speaking so I don't sound like I'm giving orders."
She smiles at both
"I'll give you time to take a decision and in the meantime I'll keep watch outside. Just shout if you need me here and I'll be right in."
And she moves back outside to keep an eye on the street.
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 56 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 23:03
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet holds his position and watches the shambling figures as best he can to see what they do.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 214 posts
Fri 27 Nov 2020
at 16:23
(IC) Village of Mapleville
MARKETPLACE: Hamlet
Hard to tell if they are people or creatures but they stop for a moment and then move forwards towards the marketplace. Soon they dissapear into the darkness. Hamlet takes a deep breath, still holding the bow and arrow but seems to relax to a degree. Its a silent night. The moon above shines down upon the village. Flickers of light comes from all around, probably from candlelights. He shifts in his 'treetop'.

TEMPLE: Talitha
Pike starts to make sure all the openings are fully closed. She looks at the smiling gunslinger, trying to figure her out. It seems the cleric ignores the fact that there is a decision to make-as it was decided. She sighs and goes back to work. The widow sits in the pew silently, looking down at the ground.

Outside, nothing creeps out. Tal notices a graveyard but hard to tell how long it goes. The streets are quiet. There's some candlelight flickering above from some of the second floors but not all of them have them. Crickets make some noise. Its seems to be very eery. From the temple, the gunslinger can't really see much. Being a human, she's basically blind at night.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 135 posts
 HP 23/25; AC 19
Fri 27 Nov 2020
at 23:59
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha stays silent looking at the outside of the building. She might not she much once it gets dark, but she keeps her other senses sharp to check the outside. She's also very aware of any noise coming from the inside of the temple, in case she needs to rush in.

OoC: what time is it more approx? is it getting dark already?
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 58 posts
Sat 28 Nov 2020
at 14:08
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet, seeing that the coast is somewhat clear, makes his way across a branch near a building, lowers himself and swings across to the rooftop.

OOC:
08:06, Today: Hamlet Fuller rolled 29 using 1d20+9.  Acrobatics.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 218 posts
Sat 28 Nov 2020
at 15:04
(IC) Village of Mapleville
MARKETPLACE: Hamlet
Taking a deep breath, the rogue gets his footing. He spots nearbye a small roof. Hamlet walks along a branch like a toprope and he jumps into the air. With a flip, he lands on top of the roof, rolling across it for a few feet. Perfect landing. As he looks down, the three creatures or persons he saw seem to be gone. It seems he is safe, least for now. As he looks around, he doesn't see a way for the creatures to get up and he's still about 15' from the ground. Its about 20' long, 30' wide. Its hard to tell if this is a home or a building like a small place to buy something. Still, there's some candlelights but its hard to really tell where the inn is or the smithy or anything else for that matter.

TEMPLE: Talitha
The gunslinger leans against the wall near the open doorway. She looks around but doesn't hear anything as she's basically blinded being nighttime. Still some candlelights flicker here and there from small houses. It seems peaceful despite what had happened some time before. Nothing can be heard within the temple besides the cleric rechecking the area inside. Some light comes from within the temple. Candlelight. Its quiet.
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 59 posts
Sat 28 Nov 2020
at 18:27
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet sits silently for a moment on the rooftop, listening to the night time sounds of the village.  Once a bit more comfortable he pulls out his bedroll and makes a comfy spot to lay.  He pulls out an iron ration and nibbles on this and that as he lays back watching the stars twinkle overhead.  He reflects on this odd predicament he finds himself in and the people he's encountered today.  Finding a bit of peace, he drifts off to sleep.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 137 posts
 HP 23/25; AC 19
Sat 28 Nov 2020
at 19:23
(IC) Village of Mapleville
After a while Talitha looks inside the temple again from the entrance door, checking if both Pike and the widow are ok.
If she sees them she'll nod at them with a smile to confirm that everything is fine.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 220 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 13:20
(IC) Village of Mapleville
MARKETPLACE: Hamlet
As the rogue eyes go tired and he drifts off to sleep nothing happen. But the sounds of nature have become less. They are intact but seem almost lost. About a hour passes by. Two hours. He sleeps on the hard ground, trying to find a decent spot in his irratic sleep but its possible. He doses off at times. But then some stirs in the treetops some distance off. Upon occasiona, Hamlet glances down at the ground below. Nothing stirs. Candlelights flicker in some of the buildings that have second floors. Some on the first. But as he peers down he can make out three or four forms. Hard to tell what they are but they are moving at a steady gate. They stop at times.

OOC
Make a Perception Check


TEMPLE: Talitha
Time passes. A hour. Two hours. Some candlelights slight burn in the distance but some are puffed out. Nothing happens. The cleric comes over to the door and motions for the gunslinger come in and rest.
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 60 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 14:33
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Feeling safe enough, Hamlet lays prone at the edge of the roof and casually observes the movements in the distance.

OOC:
08:32, Today: Hamlet Fuller rolled 14 using 1d20+7.  Perception.

Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 138 posts
 HP 23/25; AC 19
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 15:05
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha after a couple of hours keeping an eye to the outside of the temple (or looking at the darkness while listen for weird noises) gets into the temple as Pike comes out and talk to her.
"Do you mind if I stay here tonight as well? I won't be a problem."
Looks around at the windows and the other entrances checking how safe they are inside the temple, afraid to ask the cleric. She doesn't want her to feel like she's undermining her.
"Will the major's... wife stay here as well?"
She looks at her wondering if going back to her house may not be the best idea.
"Tomorrow with more light I'll have a look around town for any more of these people."
She wraps herself in a blanket in one of the corners and gets ready to sleep, with her gun by her side and ready to rest for tonight.

I check the windows and other entrances discretely to see if they are safely locked.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 222 posts
Sat 5 Dec 2020
at 16:07
(IC) Village of Mapleville
MARKETPLACE: Hamlet
From what the rogue can tell, they are probably people checking out the area. Soon they go back the way they came but hard to tell where they are going but they do indeed move back. Peering down from a tree is a raven. It stares down at the rogue then flies off.

TEMPLE: Talitha
"I invite you into the temple, only for you to check what I have already done with the windows and doors. They are fine and yes you may. You need it, I provide it." The gnome lowers her head and sighs then looks up, feeling rather tired "Of course she is staying here. Going back to her home is unwise. Even she knows this. Tommorow, we will deal with her husband." As the gunslinger lies down, Pike makes sure she has enough blankets. The wife is just sitting on a pew, staring down. It doesn't seem like she is crying but from a distance, its hard to make out. The candlelight flickers throughout the area. The cleric sits near the main door "Rest. I will remain awake in case anyone else wants in. Look, I'm not trying to get on your case but with all that is happening...." She takes a deep breath "I'm sorry." Her voice is quiet.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 139 posts
 HP 23/25; AC 19
Sun 6 Dec 2020
at 23:32
(IC) Village of Mapleville
"I apologise for my behaviour. I'll try not to insult you with my behaviour anymore. I am grateful that you are helping me with a place to stay."
She wraps herself into a blanket in the corner where she's staying.
"Good night Pike. And good night ma'am. Please take me up if you need me for anything."
Talitha tries to sleep. When she closes her eyes today's deaths run over again in her mind. She eventually falls asleep.
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 61 posts
Mon 7 Dec 2020
at 04:57
(IC) Village of Mapleville
As Hamlet drifts off to sleep, he wonders if that raven was behaving naturally...

OOC:
22:56, Today: Hamlet Fuller rolled 11 using 1d20+9.  Knowledge nature.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 224 posts
Tue 15 Dec 2020
at 01:21
(IC) Village of Mapleville
MARKETPLACE: Hamlet
All is silent for a moment as the rogue drifts off to sleep. The bird seemed to be ordinary, not really acting funny or strange. Several hours pass. Everything seems calm and daytime slowly begins to form as dawn comes. No one comes out to the square. Its a ghost town.

TEMPLE: Talitha
The night moves forwards. All is silent and Pike blows out the candles. A few hours pass and slowly the daylight forms through the windows. The gunslinger notices some of the windows have been boarded up, probably when she was asleep. There's no sign of the cleric or the mayor's wife. Dawn has come.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 140 posts
 HP 23/25; AC 19
Tue 15 Dec 2020
at 22:58
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha gets ready and moves to the main entrance. Once there she listens to the other side and if there is no word noise coming from the other side she'll try to open the door and have a look outside.
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 62 posts
Wed 16 Dec 2020
at 03:53
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet stands up and stretches.  He looks around and moves to the edge of the building where he sits, legs dangling off the roof and waits for anyone to come around.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 227 posts
Mon 28 Dec 2020
at 01:29
(IC) Village of Mapleville
As the rogue awakens, he notices several people moving towards where the cleric and gunslinger took off to but cannot see where from this point of view. Perhaps if he was higher it would add to it but hard to tell. Down below he also notices four slow moving creatures moving towards the inn. He spots some people looking out of some of the second floor windows and some are boarded up on the first for protection. Soon the four creature slam against the walls and some on the main door. Its hard to make out anything else but Hamlet can make out something moving through the alleyways.

Tal doesn't hear anything odd. She slowly opens the door and can make out coming from the main marketplace four moving forms. They move erratically and not really towards the temple as if searching for someone or something. Two of them fumble and fall in the dirt and slowly get back up.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 143 posts
 HP 23/25; AC 19
Tue 29 Dec 2020
at 12:01
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha sees the group of people moving oddly and she fears that these are more of the sick people they fought yesterday.
She looks at them, trying to figure out of she's seen them before (and therefore are doing from town) or are from out of town.
Then she decides to leave and explore the area. She plans to move stealthy towards the market Square and then the inn to find either the rogue, Xendar or the cleric (hopefully the three of them).

11:55, Today: Talitha Deschain rolled 17 using 1d20+8. Perception recognise the group of people.

12:00, Today: Talitha Deschain rolled 24 using 1d20+5.  Stealth.


After looking at the people outside roaming in the street, Talitha decides too go back to the temple. Already with the weapon in her hand she gets into the temple and starts checking the rest of the rooms looking for Pike. She moves quietly avoiding making unnecessary noise, but not being stealthy.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:14, Sun 03 Jan.