(IC) Village of Mapleville.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Dungeon Master
 GM, 150 posts
Sat 17 Oct 2020
at 23:00
(IC) Village of Mapleville
MARKETPLACE:
"Convoy eh? Nope. Best bet wait for some tah leave and travel with them. Maybe hitch a ride with some farmers but they don't leave often. Never know could get lucky. An' walking alone might get you killed, mark my words lass." The gnome adjusts his table slightly and pulls out a ring that looks dented. He starts to get to work on it but seems to be aggrivated so he stops and pulls out a jug. He swigs it and smiles letting out a bit of a burp 'Sorry there. Didn't mean it. Just happens."

Still the marketplace is pretty crowded. Xander doesn't make his appearance known. Pike shows up later on and smiles at Humphree and he waves at her "Lass! Comin' by later? Show yer my wares?" Pike responds "I'll stop by later. Oh and hello Talitha." She bows, grabs a few apples and oranges from a nearbye cart pays from then and heads back to the temple.

The boy and girl keep playing their game of hide and seek, the boy pearing from behind a barrel at Tal and ducks down. The girl doesn't see him.

INN:
The innkeep pauses for a moment and fetches some water, bringing it upstairs. She makes sure he is either fully clothes or in the bath and pours the water into the basin for him slowly then returns back down and glances at the tielfling.
Colis Manatan
 Tiefling Alchemist, 8 posts
Sun 18 Oct 2020
at 01:18
(IC) Village of Mapleville
"Thank ye m'dear. I'll be takin' a warn meal den." he smiled and went up staris to stow his pack, it would be a long ride all the same onto the next town, he planned to stay a few days.

He moved back down to the stable quickly grabbing the carrot as he moved out into the stables to make sure his horse was watered and fed. Proper straw laid out for the night and the saddle and bridle removed. Colis kept himself wrapped up as he made his way back out towards the inn and sat down on the steps to admire the brightness of the day.
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 18 posts
Sun 18 Oct 2020
at 03:45
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet coughs and smiles awkwardly as he steps to the side and waits quietly for her to pour his bath.  He nods as she leaves and closes the door quickly behind her as she leaves.  He then settles in for a long bath and washes his clothes as well, ringing them out and hanging them here and there around the room to dry.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 88 posts
Tue 20 Oct 2020
at 08:37
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha dwarves su Pike and leaves Humphree's shop. She heads towards the mayor's house. She can't wait until someone leaves the town, and with no scheduled convoys in and out of town she'll need to go walking by her own.
She leaves the market thanking again Humphree and assuring him they'll make some good business. On her way out she approaches Pike "Is good to she you. Once I talk to the mayor's wife I'll come by and say goodbye, I should be leaving today." she smiles.

OoC: how far away is the city from the town? How long on foot? I should know as I already made the trip from the city to the town. Alternatively, how far is the closest town with convoys with the city?
Dungeon Master
 GM, 151 posts
Tue 20 Oct 2020
at 11:53
(IC) Village of Mapleville
MARKETPLACE:
Catching up to Pike, the gunslinger and cleric talk for a few minutes. She does smile and nod as she heads for the temple, waving at Tal. Once she gets to the mayors house that's back near the marketplace, a woman glances around "Has anyone seen my son? He was playing with my daughter but I don't see him. Leon? Leon!" She seems to be worried. No one seems to have seen the lad but some of them go to look around the village. Her daughter is clamped against her mothers leg. Upon hearing all the commotion, the mayor's wife opens the door just as Tal is about to knock "Hello."

Sitting outside the inn is the cloaked tiefling. He sits down, watching the marketplace. The sylph walks back through the marketplace, and seems to head towards the temple.

INN:
The bath is comfortable as the rogue sits within it. Its quiet. You can look out across the small village but all you can make out from this perspective is the clouds above (at an angle looking upwards).
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 19 posts
Tue 20 Oct 2020
at 13:01
(IC) Village of Mapleville
07:53, Today: Hamlet Fuller rolled 24 using 1d20+6.  Perception.

As the water cools to room temperature, Hamlet pulls himself out of filthy brown water and begins drying off with the thick woven towel provided.  The air always smells better after a good bath he ponders with a deep breath and relishes the cool air against his clean skin...

Something in his heart suddenly drops...  an old pain.  A familiar pain.  It's usually nothing, but it's been something often enough that he pays attention...  Hamlet holds still a moment to listen intently...
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 89 posts
Tue 20 Oct 2020
at 13:44
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha has turned as well at the woman. Then hears the door opening.
"Hello, good morning. Sorry to come by so early. As promised I came back to collect the payment. I hope your husband is getting better today."
She gives the wife a kind smile.
"I indeed to go back to the city as soon as possible, but apparently there is no communication out of town. At least not that I have been able to find. If you have any information about how to go to the city other than walking in be very thankful about the information. Anyone that can go to the trip for a few coins or anyone that does send or receive items so I can ask them if they have anything planned for the next few days."
She looks very interested in leaving as soon as possible.
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 20 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2020
at 02:50
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet sighs and shakes his head, then quickly gets dressed and packs his gear still damp.  He then rushes down the stairs, out the front door, and looks around for the woman.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 152 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2020
at 18:40
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The wife takes the money and holds it out to her "We have communication out. This isn't a city so things take longer and we have no reason to send word well anywhere. Got what we need here. I know this isn't a place you are used to...." She ponders something for a moment "I'd say asked around. See if anyone is leaving and if you can go with them. Farmers may go to sell wares. But like I said we take care of eachother. Like a family so to speak. As for my husband...." She looks rather worried "Took a turn for the worst. He is rather old so I pray he get better. I believe Pike will come at some point, see how he is doing." She glances over at what is going on.

Several market people look around, trying to find the child. The woman turns and almost slams into Hamlet "I'm sorry..my mind is elsewhere. Oh have you seen my son? He's about 4' tall, brown hair and eyes. Leon."

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:42, Sat 24 Oct 2020.

Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 21 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2020
at 19:50
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet swivels and holds out his hands incase he needs to catch the woman.  Luckily he doesn't.  "Um...  No ma'am.  But I can help look for him."  He scratches the back of his head awkwardly.  "Any suggestions where I should look?"
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 90 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2020
at 22:21
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha takes the money and puts it at the bottom of his bag trying to place the weight evenly.
"Thank you so much again, and thank you for the advice. I'll check with the farmers to see if anyone is leaving town soon... I really hope you're husband gets better... Pike will be of help for sure."
Talitha looks at the mother that is still asking around about her child. She changed subject with the mayor's wife. "Do you know her and his kid? I might offer my help to find the boy... I know what is to be a scared lost kid." she smiles and leaves the wife to take care of her husband.

The gunslinger then approaches the mother. "I'm sorry to hear you can't find your kid. Do you need help looking for him? I can check any place you can think he might be, so we can cover more places and find him quicker." she tries to sound confirming to the mother.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 154 posts
Thu 29 Oct 2020
at 15:07
(IC) Village of Mapleville
"Seeing as your a scared lost kid yourself my dear? Not lost so to speak. I should return to my husband. Thank you." The woman departs inside, closing the door.

As Tal approaches the woman, she lets the rogue and gunslinger know she isn't sure where else to look other then the lake and the mill "There's so many place he can be being well small. But there's a treehouse for all the kids. Maybe he's there hiding. Its some distance off but there's a trail leading to it and the lake." She just seems worried, constantly looking around moving from one home to another home and stopping to ask others to help out and most do.

Approaching the woman, the cloaked Xander bows to her for a moment "I can help you find it but I have a question to ask. Do you have something that belongs to him? Maybe something he dropped? Clothing..."

The woman stops for a moment as her daughter holds onto her leg. She takes off a small bracelet made of beads "Gave me it this morning. Will that work?"

Xander takes it, rubbing his chin "Yes. May I take this for the time being? You will get it back."

The woman nods her head.
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 23 posts
Fri 30 Oct 2020
at 14:37
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Finding himself in the sudden midst of a crowd, Hamelt takes an instinctive step back and pulls his hood down a bit as he looks at the two others.  "I guess we can work together?" he says shrugging.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 91 posts
Fri 30 Oct 2020
at 15:02
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha looks with distrust at Xander. Then replies to Hamlet and the woman.
"I guess we can. we should go check the treehouse and the lake the mother mentioned. Maybe he's there playing."
She asks for directions to the mother and then talks to both, but looking at Hamlet.
"Let's go?"
Dungeon Master
 GM, 155 posts
Fri 30 Oct 2020
at 22:13
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The mage shakes his head seeing the distrust of him but he's got something to do. He moves off towards the treehouse and he whistles. Coming out of where it was hiding is the tiger. Xander gently moves his hands over the sides of its large head. He kneels down, watching the white and black beast and he holds out the bracelet. It sniffs it a few times and looks around then moves away from them. Xander follows, putting the bracelet in his cloak. After a few minutes it stops by the lake and growls loudly and goes over to a small tree that lies against the bank. Resting in it is Leon. The tiger butts up against him then runs off into the woods. He wakes up and sees the three of them and his eyes open wide! "Easy, easy. Your safe. Your mother was worried." Xander's voice is calm and collected. The young boy sits up and yawns and nods "She gonna be so upset!" He stands up, and starts to head back to the village, waving at the three of them as they follow after him.

OOC
Make a Perception Check please.

Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 92 posts
Sat 31 Oct 2020
at 08:30
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha follows Xander's tiger to the treehouse, and she feels relieved as they find the boy. It's not that she likes the best sniffing the little boy as if he was food, but it worked anyway.
"Let's go with your mum, Leon. She was dead worried about you."
She smiles and offers the little boy a hand. She looks around casually, but her attention is with the boy.


08:28, Today: Talitha Deschain rolled 12 using 1d20+7. Perception. [roll=1604132927.9546.347974]
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 24 posts
Sat 31 Oct 2020
at 16:54
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet, with great trepidation, follows the group led by this seemingly trained tiger.  He remains silent and observant along the path and happily lets others take the lead.  His curiosity of the following events and concern for the child and his mother keep Hamlet intrigued as he moves along.

OOC
11:50, Today: Hamlet Fuller rolled 19 using 1d20+6.  Perception.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 156 posts
Sat 31 Oct 2020
at 22:21
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The group follows the child along the shoreline (not in the woods) where they found Leon. Tal is stepping down the path with the sylph and human glancing around the area. Off in the distance is the mill using the wheel for power. Leon stops and takes the hand.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 93 posts
Sat 31 Oct 2020
at 23:30
(IC) Village of Mapleville
"Ok, let's go back to town. We'll tell your mom that you feel asleep, so she won't get upset."
Talitha tries to befriend the little boy so they can all go bat to his mother.
"So why we you here? Is it because you like the treehouse or the lake? Or both?
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 25 posts
Sun 1 Nov 2020
at 03:37
(IC) Village of Mapleville
*Psst* "Something odd going on over at that mill." nudging Tal.  "Hear that?" he says under his breath.
Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 94 posts
Sun 1 Nov 2020
at 09:49
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha para attention to the noise Hamlet mentions.
"We could have a look at it, but we're here with a kid. We shouldn't put him at risk. Can you get closer and have a look at what it is?"
She whispers. Leon is holding Talitha's hand.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 157 posts
Sun 1 Nov 2020
at 13:26
(IC) Village of Mapleville
The mage decides to head towards the mill hearing the rogue (and had a high perception check).

OOC Got a 23 perception check!

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:04, Sun 01 Nov 2020.

Talitha Deschain
 Human Gunslinger, 95 posts
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 11:07
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Talitha stays at a safe distance with the kid holding her hand, while the rest approach the mill.
Hamlet Fuller
 Human Rogue, 26 posts
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 12:54
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Hamlet circles around to the left and attempts to find a spot to hide within 30 feet of the door.

06:53, Today: Hamlet Fuller rolled 13 using 1d20+8.  Stealth.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 158 posts
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 13:11
(IC) Village of Mapleville
Some distance off along the beach stands the Mill. Xander slowly approaches it with the rogue hiding off somewhere nearbye. He reaches the bridge leading over to it and crosses and comes across the man who is caked with blood and is shivering. Kneeling down to him, he stares at him "What happened?"

The man croaked out, fighting back tears "My brother was sick. He went to bed inside and I thought nothing of it. We all get sick you know? After a few hours of working I checked on him and he just sat there for a moment but when I got close he just went insance. I barely made it outside."

The rogue gets to the bridge and there's no place for him to really hide upon it but he gets across and sits along the far wall hearing this. trying to remain hidden.

The womnan some distance off cannot hear this as Leon presses his hands against hers "Can we go?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:15, Tue 03 Nov 2020.