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Post by Psyckosama on Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:34 pm

Rieverre wrote:In that case, Arya and I will escort them. We were going to their lord regardless, and beyond that we have prisoners to drop off and interrogate.

You're lead to Hornwood Hall, the seat of house Hornwood.

You're rushed to see Lord Hornwood who glances down at Arya and scowls. "I just received a raven from Winterfel telling me that Lady Arya had vanished and had seemingly followed her teacher on a mission he'd been given without her father's leave. Lord Eddard wishes for you to send him a raven immediately."

He takes a deep breath. "Now. What have you discovered?"

"It's something to consider. You'll certainly outlive your father if you don't come to an end in misadventure, though more likely than not you'll have to enforce your claim. Assume you've done that. Where do you go from there?"

I kind of want to get him thinking more long-term first. Or rather, just get him thinking in the first place.

"I just don't want to see my people rotting on those islands anymore. I want to be a worthy lord. I want to be a son to my father."

I sink into meditation briefly, to apologize to the spirits of those laid to rest here for the disturbance.

After that, I'll explore around a bit more before letting Ned know what I found, and that it's not really a good idea to go down there right now. At least, not for any of the sensitives in his family. It's definitely a place where you could send people to take their Trial of Spirit though.

He understands... but the idea of his family crypt being possessed by such an abomination angers him.

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Post by Rieverre on Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:58 pm

Psyckosama wrote:You're lead to Hornwood Hall, the seat of house Hornwood.

You're rushed to see Lord Hornwood who glances down at Arya and scowls. "I just received a raven from Winterfel telling me that Lady Arya had vanished and had seemingly followed her teacher on a mission he'd been given without her father's leave. Lord Eddard wishes for you to send him a raven immediately."

He takes a deep breath. "Now. What have you discovered?"

"Given how vague the message sent was I felt it would be better to head straight here to get the full measure of the situation."

Given how 'bandits, halp!' was essentially the contents of it I was halfway tempted to go and tell him 'I'm sorry, your message wasn't anywhere near vague enough, could you have been a little less specific?', but that wouldn't have been diplomatic.

"We did come across one of your villages in the process of being sacked on the way here, dealt with it, and seeing as most of it was on fire escorted the inhabitants here as well. Well, them the few surviving bandits whom I've handed over to you guards. I will be speaking with them later and on a number of subjects."

Anyway, Arya and I will go send a raven to Winterfell. My own message will be along the lines of 'Arrived at Hornwood Hall. Arya safe and in good health. Considered turning back but deemed likelihood of repeat performance too high. Minor skirmish along the way with bandit force in the process of sacking a village. Escorted rescued villagers to Hornwood Hall. Will apprise of further developments.' which I then sign and have Arya write one of her own.

"I just don't want to see my people rotting on those islands anymore. I want to be a worthy lord. I want to be a son to my father."

I nod. "Raiding doesn't really make for a sustainable economy. Much less if you want to grow, since it relies on increasing amounts of plunder. You'll likely have your job cut out for you if you want to aim for long term prosperity and expansion, resentment towards the Kingdoms aside."

He understands... but the idea of his family crypt being possessed by such an abomination angers him.

I tell him I'll try to find a way to get rid of it in a more permanent manner. The fact that it's less an abomination and more a more or less natural occurrence I'll keep to myself for now, since it could well be seen as an abomination from a certain point of view.
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Re: There is no Fire and Ice. There is only the Force.

Post by Psyckosama on Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:45 pm

Rieverre wrote:"Given how vague the message sent was I felt it would be better to head straight here to get the full measure of the situation."

Given how 'bandits, halp!' was essentially the contents of it I was halfway tempted to go and tell him 'I'm sorry, your message wasn't anywhere near vague enough, could you have been a little less specific?', but that wouldn't have been diplomatic.

Well, consider how hard it is to put a proper message on the legs of a raven and how lightly populated the north is... he really didn't know much.

"We did come across one of your villages in the process of being sacked on the way here, dealt with it, and seeing as most of it was on fire escorted the inhabitants here as well. Well, them the few surviving bandits whom I've handed over to you guards. I will be speaking with them later and on a number of subjects."

His eyes go dark. "We both will..."

Anyway, Arya and I will go send a raven to Winterfell. My own message will be along the lines of 'Arrived at Hornwood Hall. Arya safe and in good health. Considered turning back but deemed likelihood of repeat performance too high. Minor skirmish along the way with bandit force in the process of sacking a village. Escorted rescued villagers to Hornwood Hall. Will apprise of further developments.' which I then sign and have Arya write one of her own.

She does so, looking a little embarrassed. "Do you want to read it first, master?"

If you do it mentions how she trailed you for DAYS and only joined you outright once you were half the way there... (Cat is going to shit kittens at that)

And saw a village being raped and pillaged... (lots of kittens)

And goes into how she fought bandits... (MOAR KITTENS!)

And killed 5 men and crippled another for life... (ALL THE KITTENS!)

I nod. "Raiding doesn't really make for a sustainable economy. Much less if you want to grow, since it relies on increasing amounts of plunder. You'll likely have your job cut out for you if you want to aim for long term prosperity and expansion, resentment towards the Kingdoms aside."

"Yes. I know. I'm expected to do the impossible and be everything to everyone while at the same time trapped in Winterfel with no escape."

I tell him I'll try to find a way to get rid of it in a more permanent manner. The fact that it's less an abomination and more a more or less natural occurrence I'll keep to myself for now, since it could well be seen as an abomination from a certain point of view.

"Thank you."

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Post by Rieverre on Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:24 am

Psyckosama wrote:His eyes go dark. "We both will..."

I should probably start and use a bit of Mind Trick mojo to help me along if they don't feel like talking. Usual interrogation stuff, plus what were they going to do with the women and children they were set to abscond with. I mean, I assume they were going to sell them off somewhere, but I want something more definite than an assumption to go on. Preferably a location too.

She does so, looking a little embarrassed. "Do you want to read it first, master?"

If you do it mentions how she trailed you for DAYS and only joined you outright once you were half the way there... (Cat is going to shit kittens at that)

And saw a village being raped and pillaged... (lots of kittens)

And goes into how she fought bandits... (MOAR KITTENS!)

And killed 5 men and crippled another for life... (ALL THE KITTENS!)

"Sometimes you'll want to exercise a little more discretion," I hand her my message. "The first part is fine, but keep in mind your mother is likely to read that. It's probably not a good idea to point some of these details out. And your father will read between the lines and know regardless."

"Yes. I know. I'm expected to do the impossible and be everything to everyone while at the same time trapped in Winterfel with no escape."

I get the feeling it's more he who's expecting that from himself. Still ...

"This kind of problem is best approached in the same way one approaches any long journey. One step at a time. For now, you've not been doing too badly and you're in a position to do better. Gathering allies, contacts and potential resources. Longer term ... would your people even agree to work land if they held some on the continent, or is that something they'd think beneath them?"

"Thank you."

I don't suppose Head Obi-wan has anything to say on the matter of how to get rid of this thing, or prevent it from manifesting again? The best idea I can come up with would be to try and get some more weirwood, infuse it with as much light-side as I can in the Winterfell Godswood, and then place those pieces at the individual caskets.
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Re: There is no Fire and Ice. There is only the Force.

Post by Psyckosama on Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:30 am

Rieverre wrote:I should probably start and use a bit of Mind Trick mojo to help me along if they don't feel like talking. Usual interrogation stuff, plus what were they going to do with the women and children they were set to abscond with. I mean, I assume they were going to sell them off somewhere, but I want something more definite than an assumption to go on. Preferably a location too.

Roll a d10 please...

"Sometimes you'll want to exercise a little more discretion," I hand her my message. "The first part is fine, but keep in mind your mother is likely to read that. It's probably not a good idea to point some of these details out. And your father will read between the lines and know regardless."

"Oh." She pauses. "Could you help me write it?"

I get the feeling it's more he who's expecting that from himself. Still ...

"This kind of problem is best approached in the same way one approaches any long journey. One step at a time. For now, you've not been doing too badly and you're in a position to do better. Gathering allies, contacts and potential resources. Longer term ... would your people even agree to work land if they held some on the continent, or is that something they'd think beneath them?"

"Allies? All I have are Robb and Jon..." he scoffs at it. "Robb wouldn't take a shit without his father's approval and Jon's a bastard. Everyone else looks at me and sees my father."

I don't suppose Head Obi-wan has anything to say on the matter of how to get rid of this thing, or prevent it from manifesting again? The best idea I can come up with would be to try and get some more weirwood, infuse it with as much light-side as I can in the Winterfell Godswood, and then place those pieces at the individual caskets.

You need to allow it to fully manifest and them vanquish it completely.

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Re: There is no Fire and Ice. There is only the Force.

Post by Rieverre on Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:00 am

Psyckosama wrote:Roll a d10 please...

rollan

"Oh." She pauses. "Could you help me write it?"

"It'll have to be your words, but yes, at the very least I can give you advice."

And I do so. It shouldn't take long, since, well, limited raven legspace and all. She can include the bit about trailing me, but she _probably_ shouldn't write anything about the fighting or the village getting sacked. Escorting the refugees is, again, fine.

In general, though? My advice is to keep it short and factual, but that not everything needs to be explicit.

"Allies? All I have are Robb and Jon..." he scoffs at it. "Robb wouldn't take a shit without his father's approval and Jon's a bastard. Everyone else looks at me and sees my father."

"So you say your only worthwhile ally is _only_ heir to a Lord Paramount? That's far from insubstantial even if he is a dutiful son. And if you bring your concerns to Lord Stark, he might surprise you. Look at it as a challenge. After all, changing peoples' opinions should be good practice for when you have to deal with your countrymen."

You need to allow it to fully manifest and them vanquish it completely.

That's going to take a while then, unless there's some way to have it manifest prematurely and hopefully while it's still weakened.
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Re: There is no Fire and Ice. There is only the Force.

Post by Psyckosama on Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:51 am

Rieverre wrote:rollan

Well, you manage to impress the lord by Mind Tricking most of them into talking without much more than a look at what he's willing to do to them...

Seems they're all Essosi... slavers and pirates who are using the river system to play their trade in the north where they can take advantage of the lack of naval assets and the low population base to work as they will up and down the coast.

"It'll have to be your words, but yes, at the very least I can give you advice."

And I do so. It shouldn't take long, since, well, limited raven legspace and all. She can include the bit about trailing me, but she _probably_ shouldn't write anything about the fighting or the village getting sacked. Escorting the refugees is, again, fine.

She doesn't say it outright, but it kinda implies it.

In general, though? My advice is to keep it short and factual, but that not everything needs to be explicit.

Done.

"So you say your only worthwhile ally is _only_ heir to a Lord Paramount? That's far from insubstantial even if he is a dutiful son. And if you bring your concerns to Lord Stark, he might surprise you. Look at it as a challenge. After all, changing peoples' opinions should be good practice for when you have to deal with your countrymen."

"Lord Stark looks at me and he sees my father," he replies bitterly, "So unless he croaks and that hateful screw he calls a wife joins him soon after I'm in the same place I left."

That's going to take a while then, unless there's some way to have it manifest prematurely and hopefully while it's still weakened.

The force rewards the patient

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Post by Rieverre on Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:28 pm

Psyckosama wrote:Well, you manage to impress the lord by Mind Tricking most of them into talking without much more than a look at what he's willing to do to them...

Seems they're all Essosi... slavers and pirates who are using the river system to play their trade in the north where they can take advantage of the lack of naval assets and the low population base to work as they will up and down the coast.

Do they have a port or camp they're using to take on supplies and cargo for the trip back? If so, where is/are those?

"Lord Stark looks at me and he sees my father," he replies bitterly, "So unless he croaks and that hateful screw he calls a wife joins him soon after I'm in the same place I left."

"Well, he's had a bit of a change in perspective recently, so he might surprise you. You won't know one way or the other until you actually try."

The force rewards the patient

I guess we'll see one way or the other.
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Post by Psyckosama on Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:35 pm

Rieverre wrote:Do they have a port or camp they're using to take on supplies and cargo for the trip back? If so, where is/are those?

Seems they're part of a larger operation. Basically they'll strike towns and travelers in the guise of bandits, using the river system and streams to move via canoe and other small, lightweight boats, and take their slaves and ill gotten wealth to spots along the coast where they'll be picked up by smuggling ships.

"Well, he's had a bit of a change in perspective recently, so he might surprise you. You won't know one way or the other until you actually try."

He gives you a long suffering look. "Really now."

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Post by Rieverre on Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:36 am

Psyckosama wrote:Seems they're part of a larger operation. Basically they'll strike towns and travelers in the guise of bandits, using the river system and streams to move via canoe and other small, lightweight boats, and take their slaves and ill gotten wealth to spots along the coast where they'll be picked up by smuggling ships.

Still, seems like they'd have some kind of camp, or camps that aren't too far from the coast. Far enough to be concealed, close enough to see or have lookouts see arriving smuggling ships so that they can start moving their merchandise. If so, that's a place to start looking.

We'll send all our findings to Ned via raven first.

... aaand it's probably going to be even more futile trying to keep Arya from going along again. If nothing else because she seems like the type who'd want to see something like this through.

He gives you a long suffering look. "Really now."

Shrug. "Stranger things have happened."
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Post by Psyckosama on Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:35 am

Rieverre wrote:Still, seems like they'd have some kind of camp, or camps that aren't too far from the coast. Far enough to be concealed, close enough to see or have lookouts see arriving smuggling ships so that they can start moving their merchandise. If so, that's a place to start looking.

They like to remain mobile, mostly basing themselves on the coast to keep from being found. They move hard and fast. That said, you manage to extract out of one of them the location of the next meeting... as you can guess, his Lordship wants to be there with a small army of his men at arms...

We'll send all our findings to Ned via raven first.

Done.

... aaand it's probably going to be even more futile trying to keep Arya from going along again. If nothing else because she seems like the type who'd want to see something like this through.

Probably, but you can try...

Shrug. "Stranger things have happened."

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Post by Rieverre on Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:46 am

Psyckosama wrote:They like to remain mobile, mostly basing themselves on the coast to keep from being found. They move hard and fast. That said, you manage to extract out of one of them the location of the next meeting... as you can guess, his Lordship wants to be there with a small army of his men at arms...

All that would do is scare them away in the approach, most likely. How does the way of getting there look? If it's suitable, I'd suggest just bringing horsemen. Doesn't matter if they're sworn swords or just mounted infantry, speed in getting there will be one of the deciding factors.

That and at least they can keep up with me in terms of getting there.

Probably, but you can try...

I ask, but it's probably a lost cause. I definitely take the time to meditate with her. She's just had her first battle, a lot earlier than most padawans get to such things. She might have reacted well, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have things she needs to mull over.

Theon snorts.

Eyebrow quirk. "There's this crazy wizard person going around."
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Post by Psyckosama on Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:01 am

Rieverre wrote:All that would do is scare them away in the approach, most likely. How does the way of getting there look? If it's suitable, I'd suggest just bringing horsemen. Doesn't matter if they're sworn swords or just mounted infantry, speed in getting there will be one of the deciding factors.

That and at least they can keep up with me in terms of getting there.

Might be able ot...

I ask, but it's probably a lost cause. I definitely take the time to meditate with her. She's just had her first battle, a lot earlier than most padawans get to such things. She might have reacted well, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have things she needs to mull over.

the lord pretty much orders he locked in the tower and has her weapon stashed in the armory before you go... she takes it with good humor and smiles at you. "See you soon, master..."

You find her waiting with her bokken in hand the next morning... the lord almost has a fit.

"HOW?! You were under lock and key. Guarded!"

She just gives him a look. "I'm a Jedi. If I couldn't get out of a locked room, break into the guard room, and then escape without being detected I'd hardly be able to call myself one now could I?"

She grins. "Don't worry, Master. I didn't hurt anyone..."

God, she's such a brat.

"Take this child back to the castle..."

She frowns. "Lord Hornwood, I really don't want to have to beat up your guards..."

He turns white. "Beat up my what?!"

She grins.

Eyebrow quirk. "There's this crazy wizard person going around."

"Which is the reason I'm willing to entertain this conversation without dismissing you as daft."

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Post by Rieverre on Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:13 am

Psyckosama wrote:the lord pretty much orders he locked in the tower and has her weapon stashed in the armory before you go... she takes it with good humor and smiles at you. "See you soon, master..."

You find her waiting with her bokken in hand the next morning... the lord almost has a fit.

"HOW?! You were under lock and key. Guarded!"

She just gives him a look. "I'm a Jedi. If I couldn't get out of a locked room, break into the guard room, and then escape without being detected I'd hardly be able to call myself one now could I?"

She grins. "Don't worry, Master. I didn't hurt anyone..."

God, she's such a brat.

"Take this child back to the castle..."

She frowns. "Lord Hornwood, I really don't want to have to beat up your guards..."

He turns white. "Beat up my what?!"

She grins.

"And this is why I didn't particularly object to her turning up when she did while I was traveling. I'd be more worried as to what she got up to if left alone," I give the lord a commiserating look.

Seriously, I'm keeping up with travel speeds of mounted knights while on foot here. The guy should probably realize Arya can do that kind of thing too, to an extent at least. Though this is kind of out of context for the locals.

"I keep worrying that one morning there she'll be, dragging along a Dornish princess or something, looking innocent as she pleases and going ~She followed me home Master, can I keep her?~'"

"Which is the reason I'm willing to entertain this conversation without dismissing you as daft."

"Right. So, go speak with Lord Stark - you can probably catch him in a good mood in the mornings after meditation - think on things a little more, then come see me."
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Post by Psyckosama on Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:31 am

Rieverre wrote:"And this is why I didn't particularly object to her turning up when she did while I was traveling. I'd be more worried as to what she got up to if left alone," I give the lord a commiserating look.

She gives him a cheeky look.

"That's it. I'm putting you in the dungeons."

"I can pick locks with my mind," she points out. "And I don't think my father would appreciate you sticking his daughter in a cell."

"It will be a very nice cell..."

"Please don't make me hurt your guards..."

He gives her a WTF look...

Seriously, I'm keeping up with travel speeds of mounted knights while on foot here. The guy should probably realize Arya can do that kind of thing too, to an extent at least. Though this is kind of out of context for the locals.

You think?"

"I keep worrying that one morning there she'll be, dragging along a Dornish princess or something, looking innocent as she pleases and going ~She followed me home Master, can I keep her?~'"

She gets a look. You think you might have just given her an idea...

"Right. So, go speak with Lord Stark - you can probably catch him in a good mood in the mornings after meditation - think on things a little more, then come see me."

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Post by Rieverre on Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:20 am

Psyckosama wrote:She gives him a cheeky look.

"That's it. I'm putting you in the dungeons."

"I can pick locks with my mind," she points out. "And I don't think my father would appreciate you sticking his daughter in a cell."

"It will be a very nice cell..."

"Please don't make me hurt your guards..."

He gives her a WTF look...

I snort, bemused. "And this is probably why it's likely better to just let her come along. As long as she promises to not swordfight half a dozen raiders unless it can't be helped."

She gets a look. You think you might have just given her an idea...

Not like she didn't have it knocking around in her head ever since she'd decided she wanted to be the knight instead of the princess needing to be saved.

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Psyckosama wrote:Right. We also drag the idiots in for trial. And ironically I'll be there to argue to make sure the punishments arn't excessive and to make sure that noone slips through the cracks. Because I'm a Jedi, that's what I do.

I also interrogate the leaders to find their connections outside this area. I use traditional non-torture interrogation methods combined with the mind trick.

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As you searched through the objects you come across a strange box. It was a simple looking box of rose wood, with simple copper metal for hinges and the key lock that was a part of it. It has started to oxidize over and show green here and there. What was strange was the fact that you can slightly sense the force emanating from it. It was neither light nor dark, and it wasn't weak...but muffled. The only reason you can feel it at all was due to the key being in the lock, and turned, thus exposing whatever was inside of the box through the tiny little keyhole.

If you try to sense it, or get a deeper reading for it, you find your efforts rebuffed. The box itself was blocking you, and trying to go through the little hole was like trying to shove an elephant truck through a pin hole. The only way you can see what this is...seems to be you opening it.

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Alex

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You manage to make up a number of functioning repeating crossbows. The advantage is their high rate of fire. The problem is they don't have nearly as much stopping power as a standard crossbow.

Maybe not, but considering the fact that it has an effective range of 80 meters, a max of 120 meters, and a well trained user can easily launch 10 bolts in 15 seconds, the trade off is worth it.

I show Ed the weapons, explain them, and demonstrate, and remind that these are not good against heavily armored troops, nor as well made as Republic versions which, unlike these, can handle heavily armored opponents.

To make it a bit more scary, the quick load feature, remove the empty ammo box with a fresh, loaded one, which take a few seconds, and you can pretty much fire about 20-30 bolts a minute. We have a term for this back home. Bullet Hell. Especially with bolts that are on fire, and have armor penetration heads, or poison headed bolts.

Heh...I might make the north a military juggernaut regardless, if they use this right.

Whatever it is, it's... FEEDING off the deaths of his ancestors. It must be destroyed.

I nod and say "Such beings are called ghosts. This particular one is called a Wraith due to being evil, and a lifeforce eater. Rest Easy Lord Stark, and stay close to your sons. It will be taken care of."

I go forth and do so, but only the force spirit. Not the other spirits that are in there since not all of them are angry malevolent life eaters. I destroy it, with prejudice.

Arya and the daughter both recover well enough, as thier force training helps them. Bran's still too green and too young, and is having severe nightmares.

I continue with the daughters force discipline, which will help strengthen them against the dark side's whispers in the dark. As for the son, I take Eddard aside and lead him to the son during one night while he sleeps in nightmares, and I teach him to commune with the son in his dreams.

the only way for the son to beat back these nightmares, is for him to face his fear, but he is still very young and needs his family to help. So we will give him the opportunity to "slay" his fear with resolve and courage that is within the boy already. He just needs the chance.

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Post by Psyckosama on Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:26 am

Rieverre wrote:I snort, bemused. "And this is probably why it's likely better to just let her come along. As long as she promises to not swordfight half a dozen raiders unless it can't be helped."

"Lord Eddard will not be pleased..." he sighs. "Stay out of the way, girl."

She grins.

Not like she didn't have it knocking around in her head ever since she'd decided she wanted to be the knight instead of the princess needing to be saved.

True true.

Rolling.

You reach the cove and find a cave...

There's noone inside but it shows signs of regular habitation as well as... several wooden cages.

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As you searched through the objects you come across a strange box. It was a simple looking box of rose wood, with simple copper metal for hinges and the key lock that was a part of it. It has started to oxidize over and show green here and there. What was strange was the fact that you can slightly sense the force emanating from it. It was neither light nor dark, and it wasn't weak...but muffled. The only reason you can feel it at all was due to the key being in the lock, and turned, thus exposing whatever was inside of the box through the tiny little keyhole.

If you try to sense it, or get a deeper reading for it, you find your efforts rebuffed. The box itself was blocking you, and trying to go through the little hole was like trying to shove an elephant truck through a pin hole. The only way you can see what this is...seems to be you opening it.

I very carefully open the box...

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Maybe not, but considering the fact that it has an effective range of 80 meters, a max of 120 meters, and a well trained user can easily launch 10 bolts in 15 seconds, the trade off is worth it.

As long as the enemy isn't wearing armor. Like leathers or heavy cloth. Really, historically repeater crossbows were extremely weak.

I show Ed the weapons, explain them, and demonstrate, and remind that these are not good against heavily armored troops, nor as well made as Republic versions which, unlike these, can handle heavily armored opponents.

More like they poisoned the hell out of them...

To make it a bit more scary, the quick load feature, remove the empty ammo box with a fresh, loaded one, which take a few seconds, and you can pretty much fire about 20-30 bolts a minute. We have a term for this back home. Bullet Hell. Especially with bolts that are on fire, and have armor penetration heads, or poison headed bolts.

He's less than impressed by the damage.

Heh...I might make the north a military juggernaut regardless, if they use this right.

Maybe against peasant infantry but these things will barely register to armored knights.

I nod and say "Such beings are called ghosts. This particular one is called a Wraith due to being evil, and a lifeforce eater. Rest Easy Lord Stark, and stay close to your sons. It will be taken care of."

He nods darkly. "We know what ghosts are... but nothing so terrible."

I go forth and do so, but only the force spirit. Not the other spirits that are in there since not all of them are angry malevolent life eaters. I destroy it, with prejudice.

Roll d100

I continue with the daughters force discipline, which will help strengthen them against the dark side's whispers in the dark. As for the son, I take Eddard aside and lead him to the son during one night while he sleeps in nightmares, and I teach him to commune with the son in his dreams.

the only way for the son to beat back these nightmares, is for him to face his fear, but he is still very young and needs his family to help. So we will give him the opportunity to "slay" his fear with resolve and courage that is within the boy already. He just needs the chance.

Entering his dreams really doesn't do much, but collective meditation does much to help him come to terms. The nightmares are still there, but he's handling them.

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Post by Rieverre on Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:44 pm

Psyckosama wrote:"Lord Eddard will not be pleased..." he sighs. "Stay out of the way, girl."

She grins.

I'm sure she'll be very out of the way. When pigs fly.

Rolling.

You reach the cove and find a cave...

There's noone inside but it shows signs of regular habitation as well as... several wooden cages.[/quote]

... well then, time to check around for how recently it's been inhabited and the cages occupied. If it's been a while ... I'm thinking, we can lay in wait and ambush them as they come in with their ill gotten gains.
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Post by GundamChief on Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:43 pm

Sama

[quote]I very carefully open the box...[quote]

As you open it, even just a crack, you are fully exposed to what is within and it nearly overwhelms you.

After a few moments of control, you get used to the sheer power of what is within.

As you open and look upon the object...you see this.



You recognize it immediately due to your "memories".

It was the Great Holocron!...or rather a piece of it.

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As long as the enemy isn't wearing armor. Like leathers or heavy cloth. Really, historically repeater crossbows were extremely weak.

Historically, yes, unless they were the bg roman ones. Fortunately the Republic can make the more modern Pneumatic/mechanical versions. Wink

More like they poisoned the hell out of them...

Darkspawn wear heavy armor. I also pointed out the variety of bolt tips, poison being one of them.

He's less than impressed by the damage.

As I pointed out before, I cannot make the modern military variants. They require materials and mechanical parts they not only not have in Westeros, but in some cases don't even have a proper name for in Westerosi.

This version of said weapon was the earliest incarnation of the repeater. It is a "peasant" weapon these days because of the ease of materials, light weight, almost no training necessary to use, and how fast it can be fired. Plus not all warriors in Westeros wear expensive metal armor. Most wear Chain mail, which is only for the regular army and takes time and money to make. Most armies wear leather at most, and bandits and the like don't wear armor at all, unless they are former soldiers or extremely well off bandits.

Besides that, this weapon is more specially made less for the battlefield, and more for unconventional warfare, and urban combat where space is more closed. In such places, where you get up and close to the enemy, where aiming is trivial, head shots are easy to make and deadly with such a weapon, despite what penetration this version has.

Food for thought.

Maybe against peasant infantry but these things will barely register to armored knights.

And how common are armored knights compared to said peasant infantry? Or light infantry for that matter?

He nods darkly. "We know what ghosts are... but nothing so terrible."

Roll d100

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Entering his dreams really doesn't do much, but collective meditation does much to help him come to terms. The nightmares are still there, but he's handling them.

Whatever works.

Moving on.
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Post by Psyckosama on Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:39 am

Never got the alert for this one...

Rieverre wrote:I'm sure she'll be very out of the way. When pigs fly.

She grins.

... well then, time to check around for how recently it's been inhabited and the cages occupied. If it's been a while ... I'm thinking, we can lay in wait and ambush them as they come in with their ill gotten gains.

Seems to have been recently. The site seems to be well used.

So, ambush?

GundamChief wrote:As you open it, even just a crack, you are fully exposed to what is within and it nearly overwhelms you.

After a few moments of control, you get used to the sheer power of what is within.

As you open and look upon the object...you see this.



You recognize it immediately due to your "memories".

It was the Great Holocron!...or rather a piece of it.

"This item... is property of the Jedi Order. It is a fragment of one of our most holy relics."

I take possession of it and move on.

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Alex

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Historically, yes, unless they were the bg roman ones. Fortunately the Republic can make the more modern Pneumatic/mechanical versions.  Wink

...

Darkspawn wear heavy armor. I also pointed out the variety of bolt tips, poison being one of them.

Some do. And if they do its normally fragmentary.

As I pointed out before, I cannot make the modern military variants. They require materials and mechanical parts they not only not have in Westeros, but in some cases don't even have a proper name for in Westerosi.

This version of said weapon was the earliest incarnation of the repeater. It is a "peasant" weapon these days because of the ease of materials, light weight, almost no training necessary to use, and how fast it can be fired. Plus not all warriors in Westeros wear expensive metal armor. Most wear Chain mail, which is only for the regular army and takes time and money to make. Most armies wear leather at most, and bandits and the like don't wear armor at all, unless they are former soldiers or extremely well off bandits.

Besides that, this weapon is more specially made less for the battlefield, and more for unconventional warfare, and urban combat where space is more closed. In such places, where you get up and close to the enemy, where aiming is trivial, head shots are easy to make and deadly with such a weapon, despite what penetration this version has.

Food for thought.

Not very useful in the north. Most northerners, even the noblemen, are capable bowmen. Unlike the southerners they don't forbade their small folk from hunting.

And how common are armored knights compared to said peasant infantry? Or light infantry for that matter?

The core of the armies.

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You banish the shit out of it.

Moving on.

Time skip?

If so, role for your students.

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Post by Rieverre on Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:23 am

Psyckosama wrote:Seems to have been recently. The site seems to be well used.

Yeah, it has some seriously bad vibes. Seems like they believe in testing the merchandise in a number of inventive ways.

So, ambush?

Me and Arya will be lookouts since we have something of an advantage in that respect. And it might be a good exercise in keeping still and paying attention for her.

Pity I'm not more of a force scholar, or I'd try luring the slavers in with a false sense of security. Instead we'll have to rely on just superior scouting and concealment to do the job.
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Post by Psyckosama on Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:50 am

Rieverre wrote:Yeah, it has some seriously bad vibes. Seems like they believe in testing the merchandise in a number of inventive ways.

Arya looks physically sicked by it all. "This place feels...tainted. I can feel their fear and pain... the greed and cruelty."

She shudders and grips her sword.

Me and Arya will be lookouts since we have something of an advantage in that respect. And it might be a good exercise in keeping still and paying attention for her.

Pity I'm not more of a force scholar, or I'd try luring the slavers in with a false sense of security. Instead we'll have to rely on just superior scouting and concealment to do the job.

Alright. Give me 2d10 please.

And for the record, you do know the techniques even if you aren't very well suited for it.

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Post by Rieverre on Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:52 pm

Psyckosama wrote:Arya looks physically sicked by it all. "This place feels...tainted. I can feel their fear and pain... the greed and cruelty."

She shudders and grips her sword.

She's having a very frank trial by fire. I'd say I'm sorry, but honestly, better for her to go through this than run into a similar situation poking about by her lonesome someday soon. Because face it, she would have.

Alright. Give me 2d10 please.

And for the record, you do know the techniques even if you aren't very well suited for it.

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Yeah, and I forgot to trigger the second roll.

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Post by Psyckosama on Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:32 pm

Oh for the love of...

Well. Um. Yeah.

In the name of Raptor Jesus and all his prehistoric pals... Oi vey!

You're suck there for TWO WEEKS, meanwhile Arya has more and more problems dealing with the force presence of the place. She's a genius, but she's still a young girl and this place is a rotting cespit of lingering human suffering. This hidey hole isn't something new. It's just someone here's gotten really ambitious and it's been used and reused for generations. There's just some kind of dark presence here and while your little Padawan is tough, she's still just a girl.

And then two weeks later, the ships show up...

Ships. Plural, and not small ones either. There has to be 200 men here, both to reenforce and/or replace these slavers and probably supply other hidden bases along the coast...

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