Ye Olde Adventure Worlde session 54

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An unofficial session. May talks to Marcus and Faire about how things are going with the whole 'suitor' nonsense. Induriel tries to find out who knew about Eren and Loce, and gets more of the story from Nasan. Laris talks to Sajun about the experiences of her tribe, and then makes more plans with Rufus and Severina.


Session date: 2020-02-16
In Game date:

May talks to her boy toys

* May will try to find a time on the way back when she can talk to both of them in private. Probably after camp is pitched for the night.
<Kennesaw> (Individually, or together?)
<May> (together)
<Kennesaw> You can talk to them while your guide is off gathering firewood, let's say.
* May will pull them aside then.
<May> So... I just wanted to thank both of you. I know that you've both stated your desire to help Nesu Abamatu but I wanted to thank you for everything you've done so far.
* Marcus smiles and nods.
<Faire> I'm glad we can help.
<May> And also... I know you both know why you're here and I will admit that I brought you both along on this trip for a reason.
<Marcus> Oh?
<May> I wanted to make sure you could still work together. I want you both to know that no matter what happens with... with me... that I'm still honored to have you both as friends.
* Faire smiles.
* Marcus nods.
<Marcus> Mamitu...yes, we're here for you, but I think I can speak for both of us when I say we're not *solely
* here for you.
* Faire nods.
<May> I know that. I realize you both have your own interests here.
<May> And I hope I can help you both as well.
<Faire> I think Nesu Abamatu is proving mutually beneficial for a lot of people.
<Faire> And I know I, for one, would like to help it remain that way.
* May smiles.
* Marcus nods.
<May> Thank you.
* May will pull them both in for a hug.
<Kennesaw> They will hug back.
<May> :3

Induriel tried to pump Vanya for information

* Induriel invites his cousine Vanya over for afternoon tea.
* Vanya will show up for tea.
<Vanya> Good afternoon, cousin.
* Vanya says brightly.
<Induriel> Good afternoon, Vanya! I'm so glad you could come.
<Induriel> Please, join me!
* Induriel invites her to sit, offering tea and cake...
* Vanya will take a seat.
<Vanya> How are you?
<Induriel> I'm well, thank you! A bit lonely... all the rest of the court seems to have gone with Mamitu. I expect they'll be back soon, however.
<Induriel> And you?
<Vanya> I find ways to occupy myself, but, yes, the keep does feel a bit empty at the moment.
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<Induriel> Especially now that Lord Eren has departed, I'm sure.
* Vanya nods.
<Vanya> Eren certainly occupies more space than one would think.
<Induriel> Did he enjoy his stay here, do you think? I'm afraid it was not successful as far as the main goal was concerned... it seems unlikely that Mamitu will choose him as a spouse.
<Vanya> I think he fulfilled his purpose here as best he was able, yes.
<Vanya> And I believe he enjoyed himself the while.
* Vanya smiles.
<Induriel> Oh?
* Induriel raises an eyebrow
<Vanya> Eren has a way of finding his own amusement wherever he goes.
<Induriel> And he found some while he was here?
<Vanya> He always does.
<Induriel> Do tell. What was he up to?
* Vanya gives Induriel a look.
<Vanya> I think you know what he gets up to, cousin.
* Induriel shrugs
<Induriel> I know his reputation. But if he was up to his usual activities, with whom?
<Vanya> It's not my place to say.
* Induriel raises an eyebrow
<Induriel> (Does she seem especially uncomfortable or nervous?)
<Kennesaw> (No, not especially)
<Kennesaw> (But, then again, she rarely does.)
<Induriel> But you do know?
<Vanya> Of course.
<Induriel> Ah. Well, I appreciate your discretion. I'm sure neither of us should spread gossip...
<Induriel> HOWEVER, I do have a professional interest in this as well.
<Induriel> It is part of my job to look out for Lord Eren's best interests, after all.
<Induriel> I trust he was not involved with anyone... unsuitable?
<Vanya> I'm sorry, cousin, I can't say.
<Vanya> You have a professional interest. I have a sacred one.
<Induriel> "Sacred"?
<Vanya> I am a servant of Sehanine.
<Induriel> The goddess of love.
<Induriel> But does this involve *love*, cousin?
<Vanya> She is the goddess of sex, as well.
<Vanya> She contains multitudes.
* Vanya smiles.
<Induriel> But which was Lord Eren up to? Surely you can say that much.
<Vanya> Hmm. A bit of both, I'd say.
<Induriel> A bit. So *some
* love...
<Induriel> ...but not enough to be lasting?
<Vanya> Time will tell, I suppose.
<Induriel> Hmmm. Well, you know, he does intend to return.
<Induriel> I would not want him to face difficulties from a vengeful lover who feels him- or her- self spurned.
<Vanya> And what would you do to prevent such a possibility?
<Induriel> Keep a closer eye on him, for one. But that depends on knowing that it's a danger in the first place.
<Vanya> I don't think danger is likely.
<Induriel> There are different types of danger...
<Vanya> He is capable of defending himself, I'm sure.
<Induriel> Even against love?
<Vanya> That's not something that needs defending against.
<Induriel> Well, let us hope you're right.
* Vanya is now known as Nasan
* Induriel changes the topic and continues to make pleasant conversation. Later, he invites Nasan over for post-prandial drinks or something.

He has more luck with Nasan

<Induriel> Nasan! I'm so glad you could join me.
* Nasan smiles.
<Nasan> And I as well.
<Induriel> How are you?
<Nasan> Well enough, though worried about this coming conflict.
* Induriel nods
<Induriel> It is concerning, but I am hopeful. Even now Mamitu is working tirelessly to gather allies against it.
* Nasan nods.
* Induriel chats some more about general things before broaching the subject of Eren...
<Induriel> I imagine things are quieter for you now that Lord Eren has departed.
* Nasan chuckles.
<Induriel> Was it much trouble keeping track of him while he was here?
<Nasan> A bit. Lord Eren can be a handful.
<Induriel> Honestly, I'm thankful there were no diplomatic incidents involving him.
<Induriel> . o O (Yet. :( )
<Induriel> He did manage to keep himself entertained, though?
<Nasan> He always does.
<Induriel> With anyone in particular?
* Nasan will name a couple random people from the city.
* Nasan shrugs.
<Nasan> He does like variety, I suppose.
<Induriel> (Does he seem nervous, or to be hiding anything?)
<Nasan> (A little nervous, yeah)
<Induriel> Indeed. I'm sure he likes a challenge, too.
<Induriel> Those you name are all attractive enough, certainly... but they don't really seem that out of the ordinary.
<Induriel> Was there no-one else?
<Nasan> I mean, I can't rule out more I don't know about...
<Induriel> (Again, is he hiding something? :( )
<Induriel> But those are ALL the ones you know about?
<Nasan> I mean...
* Induriel listens intently...
<Nasan> Certainly he deserves *some
* privacy, yes?
* Induriel regards Nasan thoughtfully
<Induriel> Unfortunately, some things cannot be kept private.
<Nasan> You know.
<Nasan> :/
<Induriel> Yes.
<Induriel> And I am counting on you to help me navigate this... issue.
<Induriel> How did it come about?
<Nasan> They met out hunting.
<Nasan> They got to talking, and...
<Nasan> You know how Eren is.
<Induriel> Not personally, but I know his reputation.
<Induriel> So he decided she was, ah, a challenging target?
<Nasan> I suppose.
<Induriel> And is that *all*?
<Nasan> What do you mean?
<Induriel> Is there a chance that he's serious about her? That he wants an actual relationship, rather than a dalliance?
* Nasan sighs.
<Nasan> He claims so.
* Nasan looks devastated.
<Induriel> And what do you think?
<Nasan> He's always lost interest before...
* Nasan says hopefully.
<Induriel> Has he claimed to be serious before?
<Nasan> Not that I can recall.
<Induriel> . o O (By the Shining Protector...)
<Induriel> Wonderful.
* Induriel says grimly.
<Induriel> So, what are Lord Eren's plans, as far as this is concerned?
<Induriel> Or had he not thought that far ahead?
<Nasan> I don't know.
<Nasan> I'm sorry.
* Induriel sighs
<Induriel> Oh, it's not your fault, nephew.
<Induriel> But it *is
* my problem. :/
<Induriel> You do realize, of course, that he's really outdone himself this time?
<Nasan> Yes.
* Nasan sighs heavily.
<Induriel> He could not possibly have chosen a less suitable match - not unless he'd gone to Vanilorra and seduced the Traitor lómelindë himself.
<Induriel> Lord Eren does plan to return here, to Nesu Abamatu.
<Induriel> When he does, I will need your help to manage this... fiasco. :/
<Nasan> What do you want me to do?
<Induriel> I don't know yet. I'll have to think about this.
<Induriel> I expect I shall have to discuss this with him directly, if his interest persists.
<Induriel> For now, I think it best if we assume it will not. And don't mention it to anyone, of course.
* Nasan nods.
<Induriel> I realize you're in an awkward position, and don't want to betray the Lord's confidences.
<Induriel> However, in the future, it would be nice if you could give me a heads-up about anything I man need to know. >_
* Nasan nods.
<Nasan> Yes, uncle.
<Induriel> Thank you.
* Induriel sighs again.
<Induriel> Well, at least we can discuss it openly in the future. For now, let us try to enjoy the rest of the evening.
* Nasan nods, and will try to do so.

Laris speaks to the Matriarch of the rescued orcs

* Laris will go to talk to Sajun once she's had a chance to have some food and rest
* Sajun will have seen to her people, making sure they're settled, fed, and safe.
<Sajun> Greetings.
<Sajun> And thanks more.
<Laris> good evening.
<Laris> have you had enough to eat?
<Sajun> Yes, thanks.
<Sajun> I...
<Goblin>don't understand why you're here.
* Laris can switch to goblin
<Laris> We believe the Green Steel legion will come this way, into the lands we protect.
<Laris> We want to hold them back if we can.
* Sajun nods.
<Sajun> We sought to do the same.
<Sajun> We failed. I failed.
<Laris> Can you tell me more about what happened? I understand it might be painful. But what you can tell us might help us.
<Sajun> They landed about a month ago.
<Sajun> Maybe longer.
<Sajun> News travels slowly.
<Sajun> We thought they might be traders, like have come before.
<Sajun> But they came in the night, quickly and brutally.
<Sajun> Capturing who they could, killing any that put up too much struggle.
<Sajun> We tried to get away, but we were taken.
* Laris nods
<Laris> Did they land in ships?
* Laris asks, a bit concerned about naval power
<Sajun> Some of my people, ones who had remained free, managed to free me from their camp, and we came this direction.
* Sajun nods.
<Sajun> They had ships.
<Sajun> I don't know much.
<Sajun> We don't...didn't live on the coast.
* Laris nods
<Laris> Are there many people they have captured? holding in their camps?
* Sajun nods.
<Sajun> Hundreds, at least.
<Sajun> Maybe more.
<Laris> what do they do with them? just imprison them?
<Sajun> They're holding them for now. Sacrificing some.
<Laris> Sacrificing to who?
<Sajun> Their demon gods?
<Laris> hm.
<Sajun> I don't know much about them.
* Laris nods
<Laris> What kind of forces do they have?
<Laris> we saw the mounted warriors
<Laris> but do you know if they have other types?
<Sajun> Cavalry, archers, sorcerers...
* Laris nods
<Sajun> Bull-men and hyena-men from the south.
<Laris> when they capture or conquer people, do those people sometimes join in fighting with them?
<Sajun> A few, yes.
<Sajun> They offer freedom, exchange for subjugation.
* Laris nods
<Laris> Right now, our priority is to get this pass as well-defended as we can make it. After that, depending on what happens, we may be able to send out parties to try and free more prisoners.
* Sajun nods.
<Sajun> The gods bless you.
<Laris> I hope so.
<Laris> What do you wish to do? Your people are mostly not warriors, it seems - young and elders. If you think it is best to continue taking them further from here, we understand that.
<Laris> But if you want to stay and aid us, we would value any help you can provide.
<Sajun> Those of us who can fight will do so.
<Sajun> Those of us who cannot will do what we can.
<Sajun> Whatever is needed.
<Laris> Thank you.
<Sajun> Thank you.
<Laris> I will allow you to rest now - I know it has been difficult. But... you got your people here, to safety, to allow them to survive another day. You did what was best for them. That isn't failure.
<Sajun> Thank you.
* Sajun says with weary gratefulness.
<Laris> We'll speak again soon. Thank you for your bravery.
* Sajun nods.
* Laris will leave her to her rest, then.

Laris discusses the situation with Rufus and Severina

* Laris will track them down to discuss these developments, then

<Kennesaw> They'll be eating, I think.
* Laris will join them
* Rufus_Metillius will look up and give Laris a smile.
* Laris returns the smile, although he looks a bit concerned
<Laris> I had a chance to talk with Sajun, the orc leader. She had some information about how the Green Steel legion have been operating here.
* Rufus_Metillius nods.
<Rufus_Metillius> What's the damage?
<Laris> They landed in ships a month ago or a bit longer. She said they struck without warning, in the night, and took many prisoners, killing those who resisted.
<Laris> She was among those captured. The prisoners they keep in camps, although she did say that some choose to join them.
<Severina> Pretty standard procedure.
<Laris> Others they sacrifice to their "demon gods".
<Severina> Little aggressive, but I guess they don't think they can afford diplomacy.
<Rufus_Metillius> Regular sacrifice, or are they summoning?
<Laris> I'm not sure.
<Laris> She did say they have sorcerers among their number.
<Laris> as well as archers and cavalry.
<Rufus_Metillius> Makes sense.
<Laris> I told her that she was free to take her people and keep going if they wanted, but she said they will stay and help how they can. There are a few warriors among them, but the others will help in fortifying or gathering supplies or whatever else they can assist with.
<Laris> I think if it's possible to free more of these prisoners, we could have more who are willing to join our side.
<Severina> I don't know that we can support too many civilians, sir.
* Laris nods
<Laris> What is most the limiting factor? Food? space?
<Severina> Food, though I imagine they can help supplement some, but game around here's only going to support so much.
<Severina> We can send word back to start stockpiling some here, since we're expecting more.
* Laris nods
<Rufus_Metillius> I'm betting they don't want to split up, but they may need to.
<Rufus_Metillius> For the time being.
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<Laris> I am thinking, if we can spare him for a short while, it might be prudent to send Gladius back to relay news of the Green Steel Legion's naval capabilities - he could deliver such requests as well.
* Rufus_Metillius nods.
<Rufus_Metillius> Makes sense.
<Laris> I think he's felled enough trees to give us plenty to work with for the next few days.
* Rufus_Metillius chuckles.
<Laris> What do you think about freeing more prisoners? Too risky for right now?
* Rufus_Metillius looks at Severina.
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<Severina> It might be workable.
<Severina> I'd want to put together a team for it.
* Laris nods
<Laris> It does draw their attention this way, perhaps before we're ready for it.
<Severina> Maybe we don't do it.
<Severina> We could try to arm and organize some of the locals.
<Laris> we might already have done that by, uh, shooting their horses out from under them.
* Laris says with a slight smile
<Laris> If we can arm them, we give them a better chance. What are our supplies of weapons like?
<Severina> We've been ramping up as best we can.
<Severina> We've got some surplus.
<Laris> Let's see what we can do with that, then. Save some for the warriors who have joined us here, but extras, we can try to begin distributing out to other... interested parties.
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<Kennesaw> They'll both nod.
<Laris> I'll ask Gladius in the morning about going back to exchange news.
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<Severina> He's been quite the asset.
<Laris> Yes. I don't want to take advantage of his generosity, but as long as he's willing to assist, I'm grateful.
* Rufus_Metillius nods.
<Laris> for the moment, let's try to get some rest.
<Kennesaw> Kind of makes it sad we were fighting against them so long.
* Laris nods
<Laris> well, if you're done eating, Magus, I suggest you join me in my tent and I'll make sure you get some sleep :)
<Severina> I kind of doubt that.
* Rufus_Metillius smirks and stands.
<Rufus_Metillius> Come on, Legatus, let's get some...sleep.
* Laris will do that
* Severina gives a leering smile.