(IC) Village of Mapleville.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Dungeon Master
 GM, 80 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 02:39
(IC) Village of Mapleville
"Oh they are doing well. But my daughter has been sick. Her husband has been taken care of them, rightly so. Loves them dearly he does. His life is for her and the kids, nothing more. Such a dear." The old woman leans against the door "And you are?" She seems slightly happy to see Maria, and glances at Tal "Oh my manners. Would you like to see my husband? He has been ill. I can check to see if he is up for visitors. Rather old gets the better of us at times."

Across the way, Xander stands up and puts his parchement and notepad into his pack. He goes back into the stables for a moment and comes out before moving to head back to the inn but something makes one heck of a sound.

ROAR!

Xander stops, lowering his head and taking off his glasses before replacing them and turns back to the stables and heads back to it.

People stops and look at the stables and rush back into their homes, clearing out the area. Humphree pops his head out "What in blazes was that?"

Helga looks at the stables, adjusting her glasses.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:49, Tue 08 Sept 2020.

Maria Bumblestone
 Halfling Fighter, 6 posts
 AC: 18 FF: 14 TC: 15
 CMD: 15 HP: 10/10
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 06:33
(IC) Village of Mapleville
"I think we are about to find out!" Maria exclaims as she takes off towards the stables. She throws a look back and shouts, "Are you coming Talitha?" Maria might not know what was going on, but she had a dawning suspicion that her pony's life expectancy was dropping by the moment.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 43 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 08:41
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha hesitates for a couple of seconds and finally talks to Helga.
"I'm sorry to hear your husband is not feeling well right now. I come on behalf of Mr. Deschain, the firearms craftsman. Your husband wanted to have a weapons created by my master and he sent me to discuss the details. He was expecting me today, but I understand that this is not the best time."
She takes a couple of seconds and continues.
"If you could let me know when it would be a better time I'll come back then."
Once Helga replies with a more suitable time she'll say goodbye politely and follow Maria back to the stables.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 82 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 12:08
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Helga rubs her chin "I will talk to him. Perhaps tonight if that works?" Her eyes dart towards the stables.

The wizard pauses and holds a hand up towards Maria and Tal as they approach. Xander looks into the room and suddenly a massive tiger leaps from the stables ignoring him. It then stares at Maria, growling and lets out a roar. It has some sort of leather armor, moving between the man and the two woman approaching as if guarding him.


Xander moves towards him casually as the tiger slowly growls. He whistles "Nala down!" The tiger growls again and then lowers itself to the ground. Xander gets in its face, watching him. Oddly the albino tiger would be white and black but strangely the black stripes are more of a blue color.

Humphree jumps up and ducks back into his tent! Some people watch from their second floor.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 45 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 20:28
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha tenses when the best appears and you see her hand instinctively going to her side where her pistol is. When Xander controls the beast she seems to relax slightly.
"Are you allowed to keep this best in the premises? there is a lot of people that creature could hurt. You should be more careful with leaving animals like this one unchained."
And checks for Maria's response as a local before continuing.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 85 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 21:50
(IC) Village of Mapleville
"You see a threat. I see a ally." The wizard doesn't look at her and stands up, the tiger looks up at him and he whistles. It stands up and nudges his arm. It looks at the gunslinger and growls "And is it wise to ride horses? Could they not harm as well? She watches. Waits. But harm others she won't unless threatend." He seems calm.

When Nala hears being chained, it growls. The wizard gently pets his head, slow and steady. He motions for the two of them to come over, despite the growling.

Slowly people come out, seeing as it calmed down but they give the tiger and wizard a wide bearth. Humphree remains in his tent and Helga watches what is going on seeming to not be afraid. Perhaps she has seen a lot "As long as he can control it, then I suppose it is alright. But if it does harm anyone, he will be asked to leave."

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:31, Tue 08 Sept 2020.

Maria Bumblestone
 Halfling Fighter, 8 posts
 AC: 19 FF: 14 TC: 16
 CMD: 16 HP: 10/10
Wed 9 Sep 2020
at 23:12
(IC) Village of Mapleville
As the tiger roars at Maria, she crouches her knees, squares her shoulders, leans back, takes in a deep breath, and lets loose a roar. At least, she attempts to roar. Instead, it comes out closer to a pitiful mewl as she breaks into a coughing fit. She splutters and coughs, "F-First... rule of tavern fighting... don't blink... first."

Maria takes a moment to catch her breath after Talitha's statement and pounds a hand on their chest to clear their throat. Maria responds to Xander, "When is the last time you heard of a horse mauling someone and eating them? Sure, you can get your head split open if you poke their buttocks, but they aren't going to eat anyone." She frowns as she hears Helga's answer, but stops herself from answering. Their town, their rules. It's not my place to change them.

She cautiously walks around the tiger to check on her pony. Perhaps it would still live out a long life instead of becoming tiger chow.

17:52, Today: Maria Bumblestone rolled 7 using 1d20+5.  Counter-roar: Intimidate the tiger back.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 94 posts
Wed 9 Sep 2020
at 23:32
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The tiger growls at the halfling, eyes narrowed. It keeps its jaw open and Xander gently pets its head. Its a lot bigger then the halfling. Heads haunched up it leaps and lands in front of the halfling. Face to face with the fighter. It roars loudly. Xander moves towards it and pets its head "Relax." The tiger steps back and sits down, watching Maria. Its eyes stay locked on the halfling as it moves around and into the stable "It will not harm anyone unless provoked. Or to protect me. Please do not do that again." Xander seems calm despite what the halfing attempted.

As she goes to check on her pony, it seems fine and drinks some water inside the stables. The pony looks up at her and whinnies and goes back to drinking water and eating some hay.

"Touch him." Xander watches the gunslinger now. The tiger rests its head upon its paws, licking them.


The mayor's wife doesn't move for a moment and slowly moves towards it. When she gets to it, the tiger looks at her, eyes narrow but she goes to pet him. It growls but doesn't snap at her. Several villagers watch, the kids hiding behind their parents. It allows her to pet it for a moment and Helga backs up.

OOC
I assume you were attempted to demoralize him. DC 17. So nope!


After a few minutes, the gnome comes out back to the marketplace. He grumbles and turns, as he hears the meow from the halfling "Yes time to sell. Welcome to Humphrees!" And the roar of the tiger totally freaks him out and he darts back into the tent "I'm never going to sell anything!" It can be heard muffled from the tent. Got to love him.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:29, Thu 10 Sept 2020.

Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 51 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2020
at 08:48
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha reluctantly approaches the tiger and pets it slightly.
"If people in town have no problems about this a foreigner will not complain about it... And given that you heard us earlier, I think I'll ask the question anyway... Are you here in business as I am?"
Then she turns to Maria with a subtle smile.
"You did well. It was impressive."
Then shrugs her shoulders and continues
"Well it looks I'll be free until dinner time. Do you want to have a look at the temple Maria?"
Maria Bumblestone
 Halfling Fighter, 9 posts
 AC: 19 FF: 14 TC: 16
 CMD: 16 HP: 10/10
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 05:14
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Maria gives Talitha a frustrated look and complains in an upset voice as she scuffs the dirt, "I know I messed it up, you don't have to patronize me." She takes a calming breath to center herself and answers, "Hopefully the church doesn't have celestial tigers as well..." She takes a confident step before turning to ask, "Do you know where the church is? It wasn't here the last time I visited."
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 52 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 06:40
(IC) Village of Mapleville
"The innkeeper gave me some directions, if I understood well it should be over there."
And points at the end of the street.
Maria Bumblestone
 Halfling Fighter, 10 posts
 AC: 19 FF: 14 TC: 16
 CMD: 16 HP: 10/10
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 07:11
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Maria begins walking once more with renewed confidence in the direction Talitha points.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 96 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 11:36
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The wizard watches as the gunslinger pets the tiger. He then goes to each person in the square, talking to them privately and then converses with the mayor's wife. They talk for a bit, the tiger on the ground watching the marketplace.

As the halfling and human head fro the temple, they do arrive. No one is outside and the doors are closed. Its a small building.

This is over the doorway:
https://pathfinderwiki.com/med...nrae_holy_symbol.jpg

OOC
You can make Knowledge (Religion) Checks to figure out what god it is and/or perception checks to see if you want to hear what the mage is talking to the mayor's wife or whatnot.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:09, Fri 11 Sept 2020.

Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 53 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 21:22
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha is still a little bit suspicious about the men they met at the inn, so when he speaks the the mayor's wife, she can't help it and tries to pick up what they're talking about.

22:19, Today: Talitha Deschain rolled 25 using 1d20+7. Perception check. [roll=1599859142.72522.347974]
Maria Bumblestone
 Halfling Fighter, 11 posts
 AC: 19 FF: 14 TC: 16
 CMD: 16 HP: 10/10
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 22:02
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Maria steps forward to knock upon the door, "Hello? Is anybody in there?" The symbol on the door looked promising. After all, when was the last time somebody heard of an evil cult whose symbol was a polite lady welcoming people. However, while fiendish tigers seemed out of the running, celestial tigers were still a distinct possibility.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 97 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 23:22
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Opening the door is a gnome. She has blond hair with blue eyes, her hair is long with a braid. Tilting her head, the woman looks at the gunslinger and fighter. The woman also is wearing a white shirt with the symbol, and with grey leggings and white boots "Welcome to the temple of Sarenrae. How may I help you?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:41, Sat 12 Sept 2020.

Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 54 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 06:16
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha attempted to hear what the mage was talking to the mayor's wife. He just seemed a little bit odd and she wasn't sure of his intentions.
Anyway, after a while she rushes towards the temple to catch up with Maria, who's walking that way.
"Sorry I got distracted."
She follows Maria to the temple.
Maria Bumblestone
 Halfling Fighter, 12 posts
 AC: 19 FF: 14 TC: 16
 CMD: 16 HP: 10/10
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 06:32
(IC) Village of Mapleville
When the gnome answers the door, Maria freezes for a moment and ticks off her fingers for a moment. She adopts a pensive pose for a moment before leaning over to Talitha and cupping her hand to whisper up, "What are we here for anyway? Are we just introducing ourselves? Like I said, the church is a new thing, and I forgot on the way over."
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 55 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 07:10
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha smiles at Maria
"Well, initially I was coming here to check if I could find the mayor, as suggested by the innkeeper. But since we've found out he's stuck at home, maybe it doesn't make sense anymore... Let's chat with this lady anyway, she might now what's the health problem of the mayor."

And turns at the priestess and with a gentle smiles says
"Hello!"
Dungeon Master
 GM, 98 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 11:24
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The gnome watches the two woman, giving them both a odd look as if she heard all that was said being right next to them in the doorway "If you do not need anything, I bid you good day as I have other things to tend to." She goes to close the door but her eyes open wide as Tal basically yells at her with her hello "Is there something you need?"
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 56 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2020
at 21:01
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha smiles gently.
"Actually we came here looking for advice regarding the mayor. I came here to close a deal he was making with my master, and as I arrived here this morning I found he's been ill and I'm afraid that will hinder the meeting. I came here just to know if you knew something regarding the mayor's health condition, and if I should write to my master to express my concerns, as probably you might know better if it is something to be worried about."
She tries to sound harmless and puts on her best face but with little success.

21:59, Today: Talitha Deschain rolled 4 using 1d20. Diplomacy. [roll=1599944395.16454.347974]

This message was lightly edited by the player at 21:01, Sat 12 Sept 2020.

Pike Trickfoot
 NPC, 1 post
Sun 13 Sep 2020
at 04:35
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The woman glances at Maria and looks at Tal unsure of how to answer her "The mayor was tended to, that is all I can say. If you are concern, I suggest you speak with his wife and himself. Is there anything else?" She looks up at the human and is more eye to eye with the halfling.
Maria Bumblestone
 Halfling Fighter, 14 posts
 AC: 19 FF: 14 TC: 16
 CMD: 16 HP: 10/10
Sun 13 Sep 2020
at 04:45
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Maria scratches her ear as she says to the priestess, "I think that is everything. I suppose we won't be troubling you anymore. Fare the well." Maria skips a few steps away from the church before beginning to walk backwards as she asks Talitha, "I suppose that everything as far as business is concerned. What do you say to getting drunk until your meeting tonight?"

OOC: Maria is proposing a timeskip since we seem to have taken care of introductions to the town, unless there is anything she missed.
Pike Trickfoot
 NPC, 2 posts
 Cleric of Sarenrae
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 00:05
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The gnome glances at Tal and Maria "May Sarenrae guide you. Go in peace." The door is then shut, leaving the halfling and human once more.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 102 posts
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 00:47
(IC) Village of Mapleville
After a few minutes, the tavern is within eyeshot. The marketplace has several people again, moving from tent to tent, wagon to wagon. Humphree is outside his tent fiddling around with some weird small objects. The mayor's wife isn't around. And the large tiger is curled up at the tavern entrance. Xander is nowhere to be seen.