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A Notice About Tomes

Post by titus on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:53 pm

the following announcement is posted on the bulletin board of the sleeping dragon inn, penned in a smooth and elegant hand-

WANTED -
i am looking for the tomes of understanding, volumes 1-5, and tomes of leadership and influence, volumes 2-5.

i have a manual of gainful exercise (vol.1) which i would like to trade, and i have other items i could trade too. of course, i could just buy them from you, if the price is right.

please leave word at the temple of mystara.

~pin, cleric of mystara
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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by Ramana Jala on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:20 pm

A note is left with the mage at the temple in the glade addressed to a Mr. Pin, Cleric of Mystara, written in Common but in a lovely Elvish-like script:

"I possess a Tome of Understanding Vol.2 and would be willing to part with it for some suitable compensation. Unfortunately I do not at this time possess any tomes of Leadership more than Vol.1. In fact, I myself am also interested in acquiring a Tome of Leadership Vol.2, should you happen across an extra. I am also seeking a Tome of Clear Thought Vol.2, and if you had either of these, such would be suitable for trade of the Tome that I do possess which you desire.

I might add that any of these magical Tomes of volumes higher than Vol.2 are extremely rare, as I have not seen such in my entire sojourn in this land. Thus I would advise that you not expect to ever find one, and it would surely be a gift of the gods if you did happen to.

If you leave your description and some idea of your schedule of being in the area of the Vale, I will try to find you. I am a scout for the Elves, and am myself rather hard to find, but I return to the Vale periodically. I will save the Tome of Understanding Vol.2 for you, as I am sure we can find some accomodation when we do meet.

Until then,
Ramana Domefarar
Ranger"



//OOC - Lately haven't had much game time, but if we do meet IG, I'll have the Understanding 2 available should you still need it by then. Regards, RJ//


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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by Elhanan on Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:42 am

*passing stranger coming from the Vale vendors mutters something about clerks being too busy reading to wait on clients; hopes the tome is worth the loss of their business.*
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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by titus on Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:08 pm

the next time the ranger is in the vale, she is approached by nariand, who hands her a parchment envelope, saying, 'i was asked to give you this, madame.'

inside the envelope is a letter written in a smooth and flowing hand, the writer obviously enjoying the elegance of elvish script. although the language is quite good, even somewhat florid, ramana soon realizes due to some peculiar turnings of phrases that the writer's native language must not be elvish.
dear ramana domefarar,
many thanks for your reply! yes, i, too, am often away from the vale, most recently in dawnholm, in fulfillment of the demands of our lady of the weave. but let not our absence be a deterrent to our mutual benefit! i am sure we shall find each other.

normally, i shall be back in the vale next week, and the week after as well. please keep an eye peeled for me, and i shall do the same for you. nariand has given me your description. unfortunately for you, i am not at all difficult to miss ; even for a gnome, i am petite. you may recognize me from the enclosed drawing.

i am looking forward to meeting you sometime in the coming weeks.

until we meet, may your ventures be guided by our lady of the weave,
pinnealoppeiea
spellpriestess of mystara
ooc- i'll pm you w/my most likely play times over the next week.
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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by titus on Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:10 pm

Elhanan wrote:*passing stranger coming from the Vale vendors mutters something about clerks being too busy reading to wait on clients; hopes the tome is worth the loss of their business.*
ah, if only the passing stranger realized that the selling of magical baubles is the least of concerns among the myriad duties the head of a local parish has to consider in his day-to-day management of the church. Razz
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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by Elhanan on Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:32 pm

** This was meant as a passing clue to read the book; worth looking into for the topic on hand**
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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by Ramana Jala on Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:33 am

Elhanan wrote:** This was meant as a passing clue to read the book; worth looking into for the topic on hand**

//OOC - The mage that I was meaning, Nariand the Hold Magi of Mystara, is not standing next to any selectable book that one could read.

Do you mean another merchant? Perhaps Magia Correllon, with her placard list? Come to think of it, I just realized I'd overlooked exploring the possiblities of that list... *wanders away sighing about all the dragon bloods she sold because of having had no use for it at the time*//
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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by Elhanan on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:34 am

Ramana Jala wrote:
Elhanan wrote:** This was meant as a passing clue to read the book; worth looking into for the topic on hand**

//OOC - The mage that I was meaning, Nariand the Hold Magi of Mystara, is not standing next to any selectable book that one could read.

Do you mean another merchant? Perhaps Magia Correllon, with her placard list? Come to think of it, I just realized I'd overlooked exploring the possiblities of that list... *wanders away sighing about all the dragon bloods she sold because of having had no use for it at the time*//

Think of another merchant; one that resides in the Vale Vendor area, but has someplace dry to place a book safely during any weather conditions. One of my fave finds in the game, BTW.
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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by Ramana Jala on Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:20 am

// Having rattled every door and looked behind every tree and hill throughout the entire Vale areas (except for the bored mage's maze, and couldn't get into the Infinity Tower even with wearing a wizard disguise), couldn't find any Vendor that qualified as looking preoccupied reading a book, having a selectable nearby book to read, nor any other vendor that seemed to have anything relevant to the Tomes issue. Must be really well hidden. *sigh* //
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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by Elhanan on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:10 am

* while searching the Vale, one may have heard harp music coming from the only warm, cozy indoor facilty in the bazarre area*
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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by titus on Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:38 pm

och, laddie, methinks ye been nippin' a weee bit too much at talissa blackrose's finest! Wink cuz i've got to tell ye, there ain't never nobody in the dragon apart the servin' wenches 'n the usual drunken sods [who've got no books ta read, let alone sell], the travelin' man from gort, and talissa herself. n' when ye looks to talissa, even tho she's got nice jugs [n' i mean ale, o' course!], all she's ever had 'on special' is a bit o' paper what lets ye remake yer favrite items.

...er mayhap yer just havin' us on??
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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by Elhanan on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:27 pm

* The winged Druid comes into the surpringly spaceous cabin, and throws aside the chill of the brisk flight that brought him to the Vale. He looks about the shelves for any new stock, but he is not here to purchase anything but some simple scraps for his young copper colored Dragon; Pence. Though it has been some time since visiting the enterprising shopkeeper, and the best supplier of disguises outside of Macedone, the Druid notes that that small man still reads the same book and plays the harp; both kept behind the counter away from prying eyes.

After his minor trade is complete, the Druid waves politely, steps outside to feed and reward the drake, and both take off for their daily patrols.*

// Items confirmed today.
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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by Ramana Jala on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:13 pm

Ramana runs across a book on the floor of the merchant's, and opens it to take a look. She wonders if that dead mage's lab is still around up north...

//Thanks for your patient clues, I'll see what might be done with the info in the book.//

cheers
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Post by Elhanan on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:58 pm

*Note - to avoid frustration, one should have access to Transference, or get someone that does. And as expected due to location, this is not for lower lvl characters. Enjoy!*
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Post by Ramana Jala on Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:08 am

It took Ramana some time to find that dead mage's old training facility and lab. First she had poked around the orc's current training facility, thinking that some of the old abandoned parts might be the mage's. But even though she found a bricked-over place in one ruined barracks, transporting by it only put her in a pitch-black old room with no exits.

It was actually somewhat by accident that Ramana finally ran across the entrance to the mage's old complex, when Ramana ducked around a hill to avoid getting in the middle of some orc riders chasing some dwarf slaves.

To get into the complex required a bit of acrobatics, so she was surprised when she found about a hundred orc regulars treating the main great hall like their own private club. Maybe it was some sort of test of skill just to get in there, that made it a nice little private recreation hall for them, where they could drink and brawl and hit each other with painsticks or whatever orcs liked to do for fun.

She considered whether it might be fun for her to put her back against a corner and see how many orc corpses she could pile up, but then decided to see first what lay beyond the mass of smelly creatures. And it was well that she had done so, because she found a nice little private area of her own, that she could make into a secure base in orc lands from which to go out on her scouting missions. And what orc would suspect her there behind the walls of the 'orc club'. So killing all those regulars would just make the place even more smelly, and arouse suspicion about her new hideout.

Yes, and the mattress on the bed was still decent. Even a few books to peruse. Very nice little hideout indeed. She lay down for a bit of a rest, planning to go out later to celebrate by hunting down an Orc Destroyer or two.



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Post by Elhanan on Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:29 pm

*Congrats!* cheers
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Re: A Notice About Tomes

Post by Ramana Jala on Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:56 pm

// Thank you, Elhanan, and thanks also for a little tip from Eric!

Edited that IC post above just a bit to fit in better with titus' clever rejoinder post here, sixth one down. //
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