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#1 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:46

Grognard
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The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

Franz (34) + 4 = 38
Waldermar (38) + 0 = 38
Siegfried (31) + 4 = 35
Katalin (26) + 9 = 35
Dieter (29) + 5 = 34
Betta (24) + 3 = 27

Notes: I will update your character sheets ASAP. You should probably all be aware that you are practically broke now.

Siegfried (Perception) (Faulestadt) As Grolsch leads you along the Aubenstrasse, you get the impression that you are being followed. In fact you are certain of it. As you enter the cul de sac, your sense of danger becomes acute. An ambush is imminent, Grolsch must be a traitorous villain!

Betta (Perception) (Dieter, Franz, Siegfried, Katalin, Grolsch)

Waldermar is folded within a very barely perceptible white aura. An absense of strong emotions. It is, like him, a blank slate. His has not been a hard life, you feel.

Dieter strikes you as a simple enough fellow. His aura is dominated by a rich deep green and before he even speaks in your presence you know that his accent will be a rustic Hochlander, like yours. A reassuring (or worrying) development. The way he pronounces his vowels, with the harsh and confident accent, reminds you of your father, filling you with a profound feeling of nostalgia and heart ache.

Franz is an intense young man and surrounded by something. The shades of purple, or dark red, convoluted, in flux. A lingering smell of wet soil its most obvious manifestation. He seems oblivious to it, but to anyone with the sight it is more than apparent that he is a marked man.

Siegfried's aura swells and ebbs as he engages with Gustav. Right now it is a dirty yellow. His hard face and strong frame hint at a wordly profession. He seems closed to you. You're not able to determine if he is rage, wrath, indifference or all three combined.

Katalin, as with most Dwarfs you have encountered in your limited experience, has no discernable halo. The void that surrounds his kind leaves you cold and feels raw and disconcerting.

Grolsch is surrounded by flecks of grey, brown, red and yellow. They flit between prominence and irrelevance, leaving you unsure of his true intent.

NB: I won't give the actual results of perception tests. Its up to you to decide if you're going to act on them. :-) Also, sorry about the rather linear nature of things. Its only for the first night, you get to do your own thing soon enough.


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#2 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:47

Otvem
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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

<Siegfried>
Siegfried Finishes his drink and goes back to the table to gather his belongings. When walking out with the group. Siegfried lingers behaind to check the group is not being followed. Further he checks their surroundings continuously and keeps his dagger within reach.

OOC: Grolsch is the BEST Dutch beer mark :-)

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#3 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:47

Grognard
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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

otvem wrote:

<Siegfried>
Siegfried Finishes his drink and goes back to the table to gather his belongings. When walking out with the group. Siegfried lingers behaind to check the group is not being followed. Further he checks their surroundings continuously and keeps his dagger within reach.

OOC: Grolsch is the BEST Dutch beer mark :-)

Too late. :-P I'll do you a perception check though, when I update this with all the other stuff etc. Right after I make a sandwich. :-)


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#4 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:48

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

Sorry sensei,

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#5 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:48

Grognard
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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

I like how I can be all bossy n shit but then I don't update the game for 5 days. |;-)


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#6 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:49

Otvem
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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

Heeeeee now you mention it........

Lol

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#7 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:49

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

<Katalin>

At Grolsch's suggestion that he is leaving them in the dark without reaching their final destination Katalin's initial distrust comes surging back. He starts scanning the area looking for a likely ambush while reaching to lay his hands on his most accessible weapon in readiness for any betrayal.

<OOC>
I'm going to be out of the country for a couple of days but should have wifi in the hotel at least, but letting you know just incase I'm offline for a couple of days. Back in the UK on Sunday evening.

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#8 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:50

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

<Waldermar>

Waldermar gives Grolsh a sturdy pat on the back as thanks for getting them to Ingrid's in one piece. After the commotion with the beggars and seeing Katalin draw his weapon Waldermar remarks "That isn't a bad idea" and draws his sword while scanning the area.

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#9 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:51

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

rafen wrote:

<OOC>
I'm going to be out of the country for a couple of days but should have wifi in the hotel at least, but letting you know just incase I'm offline for a couple of days. Back in the UK on Sunday evening.

Your life .. can I have it? :-P

Also again, sorry if it seems a bit linear and poo right now. It does pick up hehe.


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#10 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:51

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

<OOC>

Just a few contextquestions - is Grosch (good grief - not sure this would even have been so hilarious in the 80s:-X and Bros wearing the bottle tops on their shoes pretty much killed the reputation of the beer!) still standing by the gate with us all between him and the entrance to the alley? And how wide is the alley?

Since I have the 'pants' inititive I'll post Betta's action later today so as not to clash with the others.

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#11 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:52

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

He is yes, but he seems really nervous and very eager to leave. The alley is approx 7ft wide. He'd have to go through you or you'd have to let him round you. Katalin is the only one who can see in the dark and the smog means you have no idea who is 30ft away from you in any direction. I did do perception tests for you all on that score and none of you detected anything untoward.

Siegfried had a perception test which he might act on. Otherwise, you could try something else. :-) Also, if he leaves, you've just paid 100 bits for a tour of the biggest shithole this side of, err, Luton.

Also lol re: wearing the bottle caps. I remember going to roller discos in the early 90's (lol I know) and being so envious of the rich kids with their Baurs, kinky ankle ruffs and grolsch bottle cap laces. Damn. The scars run deep ..


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#12 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:52

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

Rounding up the fish in one spot, then tossing in the net. *sigh*

Deiter watches Grolch scampers off. He loosens his dagger so it can be pulled.

Looks around to see if we can find a place to use as a defensive ground then looks over to the house where the bell was rung waiting to see if anything/anyone is coming.

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#13 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:53

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<Betta>

Extends out one arm with her palm outwards to interrupt Grosch’s exit and smiling says, “Oh tish, tish Herr Grolsch - it would be so very rude for you not to stay and introduce us to Frau Ingrid, especially as we have given you so much of our money – surely she can’t be all that ‘mad’ – as Granny use to say we are all special in our own way.”

With her other hand she surreptitiously plucks a small pin from the hem of her skirt...

OOC: I am assuming at this point no cry of alarm from Siegfried etc - otherwise wise her action will be more direct and frantic - "Eeek!" <Channel>/<Cast-Shock> "Ooooh!">:O

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#14 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:53

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

Ok so going on initiative order we're going to see:

Franz = no input yet

Waldermar giving Grolsch a friendly pat on the back after drawing his sword and saying to Katalin "That isn't a bad idea,"

Siegfried who had a conker perception test result of some extreme is yet to post but he would go here.

Katalin will be drawing his axe and looking about furtively as if expecting trouble.

Dieter who is apparently going to let Grolsch leave you alone in the dark, free his dagger and scan the area.

... and ...

Betta (who is going last lol) is going to try and pin Grolsch down and convince him to stick around and complete the bargain. Otherwise she is going to fry his ass.

Not a lot of cohesion lol. :-P Its not a huge issue right now, but if you have five pipe hitting dwarfs with blowtorches bearing down on you it might become one real fast. Like I said previously, don't be afraid to take control of the game between you. If you just react and never act pro-actively you're going to get bored and/or dead fast in this game. (+o+)

The real intention behind having a separate thread for you to post in was for dialogue between you both in character and OOC. I totally understand that we're not all going to be able to log in several times a day and contribute to a lively OOC debate (lol) every turn: but we should really aim for a line or two of IC dialogue and, if you feel the need, some ooc along the lines of 'I'll block him leaving, if you can put the frighteners on him Betta' etc.

Look at the initiative order for the turn. Post with that in mind. For example, Franz is first so he might be trying to pin Grolsch down. Waldermar second, might draw his weapon and back up Franz. Siegfried might decide he doesn't think the perception test was accurate and wary of over-reacting will slip back round the corner and watch your backs. Katalin might back him up, with his night vision, he could be very helpful spotting any trouble before it happened. Or he could scan the area beyond the gate etc. Betta could do what she does then, providing the 'good cop' to Franz and Waldermar's 'bad cop' and since she gave an if/else contingency, depending on how it went she could still fry his ass etc.

Just 'being alert' or 'looking round' won't mean shit if you're bushwacked. In fact at the risk of being outright rude about it: its pretty much a waste of a turn. Seeing the combine harvester coming, won't stop it owning your face.

Always try to say something to your companions IC or OOC to ensure you're acting cohesively. Dialogue feeds dialogue and the only way to express your character is to play the role in that fashion imho. The idea is, you speak to each other and complement each other to succeed and sometimes you can do that several times in a single turn. Otherwise all we'll get is a bit of a confused situation - with you seemingly reacting to the NPC/environment individually (as now) or doing weird contradictory stuff (like Dieter and Betta now).

Totally not being a boss about it, I'm happy if you're happy, so just a friendly wtf gaiz! *\0/* I figure its best to be brutally blunt, even if it comes accross as douchebaggery, because the alternative is a dead game in a few weeks time.

If you're happy I'll go ahead and update tommorrow (should be today but two haven't posted yet and they're both kinda important this turn).

Edit: here's an example of a game that Thorgal was in a while ago to give you some inspiration: Linky

My idea of 'perfect' would be like that but with a bit more incidental text and texture to punctuate your dialogue. Also we're not playing inline, so the updates kinda put a block on turnaround but I prefer that because it allows for better scene setting etc.


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#15 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:54

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

OOC: Fair enough, I'll get the ball rolling, so it seems most of us think Grolsh might be trying to pull a fast one, so shall we restrain him until we can find out if these lodgings actually exist? I can lasso him if he trys to run.

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#16 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:54

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

Yeah sorry, my post was waaaay ott considering the material at this point is just bleh as hell. I'm just real worried you aren't communicating IC or OOC. The rest was just sperge. :-P


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#17 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:55

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

OOC: was debating about what to do next with ovtem on FB yesterday evening. We came up with a plan. He would grab Grolsch and I would make an end to Grolsch his life so we could get back the money we spent on him and then wait for Ingrid.


So my action this far would be:

<Franz>
Seeing that Grolsch is being held firmly he takes his spade into hand and rises it up into the air. Drawing a short sprint to get the maximum momentum he drives home the shovel into the face of Grolsch.
If Grolsch is not dead instantly Franz will use his shovel as a small guillotine on Grolschs' neck untill he is dead, taking his money and wait for further things that might happen.

At least we'll have a sleeping place for a fraction of the money we've spent so far!

OOC: but that is just the plan.

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#18 Monday, 6th October 2014 13:55

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OOC: Fair enough I was thinking the same but didn't want to come across as too dictorial in trying to organise everyone - especially as in character Betta is a) a woman (keen to avoid any old nag clichés, although saying that she is definitely a bunny boiler!:-) ) and b) not exactly leadership material - so I'm glad you raised things - looking forward to plenty of debate, intrigue and even hatching a few cunning plans that ensure a painful and untimely death for all involved!

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#19 Monday, 6th October 2014 14:01

Otvem
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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

OOC: LOL Thorgal does take it all the way but hey that's roleplay Siegfried definitly wants to grab Grolsch and make sure he doesn't pull a fast one on us and if he does/did he will pay for it short and bloody (by shovel that is.

So my action would be:

<Siegfried>
He feels an ambush is imminent and doesn't hesitate He grabs grolsch in a necklock and intimidate the hell out of him making it clear it is his life on the line and not that of the group. If he doesn't call off his ambushbuddies it is sayonara Grolsch and Siegfried let's Franz pop Grolsches cork (pun intended Thorgal)

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#20 Monday, 6th October 2014 14:03

Tomb-2001
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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

OOC: I'll leave it down to you grognard to interpret this round - ha, ha good luck!

From now on lets all try and keep our debates in the deliberation thread so we can all contribute to the fun and hopefully agree on a joint course of action which will inform our final character action posts and best respond to the initiative order.

We are bound to disagree with each other at times and I personally think it will be all the better if our PCs can occasionally be difficult, stubborn and sulk with each other - for example Betta is definitely going to be freaked out by a unprovoked decapitation of Grolsch by the stinky fish man with a spade - I'm mean he was no saint but a shovel in the boat race is a bit harsh!

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#21 Monday, 6th October 2014 14:05

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

Grabbing Grolsch seems like a fine idea.

"Now wait a minute. The coin we gave you was for the room, not for an escort. Seems to me you owe Ingrid that coin", nodding towards his filthy little pockets "for the room."

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#22 Monday, 6th October 2014 14:06

Otvem
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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

OOC: Brilliant and totally correct

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#23 Monday, 6th October 2014 14:07

Tsamados
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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

OOC: I agree with Betta hold off on the spade to the head until we find out if he's stitched us up. There's plenty of people in the tavern who saw us leave with him and they might start asking questions if he turns up murdered outside Mad Ingrid's, especially if she witnesses us doing the deed.

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#24 Monday, 6th October 2014 14:07

Otvem
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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

Ooc:
Good point. Lets just restrain him for now and if nessecary use him as a human shield against his cronies

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#25 Monday, 6th October 2014 14:08

Thorgal
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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

OOC: I agree with you totaly! But if we don't do anything it might be the otherway around. And maybe Grolsch has got friends to keep things quiet and no questions will be asked after our bodies have be found.
Keep him as a shield? okay, lets all hide behind him.|;-)

I hope there is enough time to take Grolsch out first when the trap closes (if it does close) otherwise he might just be the extra enemy that is fighting us.

Or nothing might happen and we get a warm welcome by Ingrid.

And indeed: why not pickpocket him? He would lead us to a room, not to a fence!

IC:

<Franz>
Hearing the murmeriing from the group I hold my shovel at the ready, ready to strike Grolsch or the first one with hostile intentions that might pop up from somewhere.
Saying between the teeth to the others: 'Why not check out his pockets as you said? He did not fulfill his bit of the bargain we struck, so we do not own him anything.'

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#26 Monday, 6th October 2014 14:09

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

Last night at work tonight. Will still try and do update during break at work. Have a driving test (#7) tomorrow but off for four days after that so will get to it.

Not usual for me but I came up with the whole 48 hours or you die! (tm) thing when I was unemployed. So yeah. It may be 4-5 days between updates some weeks, its just crazy sometimes ..


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#27 Monday, 6th October 2014 14:09

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

Ha - Yes work is a beautiful thing - I never understand why people say they would have to keep working if they won the lottery - me I wouldn't even bother to tell them I wasn't coming in on the way to the airport!

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#28 Monday, 6th October 2014 14:10

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Re: The Oldenhaller Contract (6)

LOL! Too true. |;-)

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