Gents - I'm assuming either Able or Caleb took the scrolls that Eryndir mentioned in the prior post, correct? It was in the bag of stuff we received before heading to the portal - one was a a scroll of Silent Image and the other was a scroll of Revivify.
I had added them to my inventory, since Eryndir kind of took that whole bag of loot for safekeeping. (And only because the others pretty much said they were letting others deal with it. If anyone else wanted to do so, I'm happy to defer to others.) The scrolls, though, he can't even read. So, I'm planning to remove them from my inventory if one of the magic users wants to take them.
Can I use scrolls?
From the SRD:
A spell scroll bears the words of a single spell, written in a mystical cipher. If the spell is on your class’s spell list, you can read the scroll and cast its spell without providing any material Components. Otherwise, the scroll is unintelligible. Casting the spell by reading the scroll requires the spell’s normal Casting Time. Once the spell is cast, the words on the scroll fade, and it crumbles to dust. If the casting is interrupted, the scroll is not lost.
By default, neither Silent Image nor Revivify are on the Warlock spell list. There are options that could change that.
Is Raven an NPC now - and if so, is she accompanying us on the next assignment? If she's still with us, the 190 split four ways means we each get 63 gold, 3 silver and 3 copper. If she's not in the party anymore, Able, Caleb and Charn should each receive 47 gold and 5 silver.
"Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists." - H.L. Mencken
Also, Caleb will be happy to carry the revivify scroll.
I was assuming Raven wasn't accompanying us, and that 250/4 = 62 and change. So, Eryndir took 60 and left the remaining 190 for the other 3, which would be 63 and change each.
If I'm wrong, we should definitely adjust. Eryndir and his player may be bad at math, but are not trying to divide the loot unfairly.
So just to make sure I'm not crazy:
Taron gave us 250 gold pieces. I propose we divide it evenly. Taron AGREES then spends/collects 60+ gold, leaving everyone else with a share between 63 and 47 gold. If it is below 60, he just 'stole' from our shares AGAIN.
"It does not divide evenly, but I am satisfied with this portion."
I'm getting an Eric Cartman eating the skins off all the chicken vibe. "I'm taking the best bit, but it's cool - you can have my leftovers."
Eryndir is giving the others *more gold* than he himself received. If that is unsatisfactory to the party for some reason, I'm happy to have that conversation IC'ly.
Sounds like he's playing the long con.
Raven will not be joining the party in the future. She is an NPC now.
I don't see a loot distribution issue. Taron gave the party a voucher worth 250 gp at the quartermaster. I don't think anyone is stealing from anyone else. Please correct me if I'm wrong?
No, it's all good. DDMW and Trigger posted at the same time about the loot splits and what DDMW was referring to was Eryndir shaving a little off the top if, in fact, the rest of us were going to be left with a lower share because Raven is still in the party. She's not though. Thank you for the clarification. Browsing the SRD for gear now - I don't think a couple of incense sticks and a book of psalms is enough to get Caleb from Point to Point B so I have some shopping to do.
Question: will the voucher give us gold, or just "stuff of a certain value in gold"? I.e., if Eryndir says he only wants to buy the longbow, but is taking 60 gold (leaving the others 63 gold, or 3 more gold than he himself took), does he get 10 gold in his coin purse? Or is the voucher only for stuff?
Voucher is only for stuff. Anything you don't take will be forfeit.
Understood. In that case, Eryndir will take the longbow (50gp) only, in case the others have items they need to buy that might be more expensive. If all is said and done and there's some room in the voucher, he may buy some more inexpensive gear with an additional gp or two, but otherwise, the longbow is really all he's got his eye on.
He'll still sell back his short bow for 5sp, but otherwise the remaining 200gp is for the other three.
((RP hint for interacting with Eryndir: this is the second time that he's been willing to give up a part of his share. It's almost like gold isn't the most important thing to him for some reason, and he's very willing to take only what he needs at the moment. That being said, I understand the level of distrust within the party, and I'm always happy to RP out any questions or disagreements that might be on PC's minds.))
Here's Caleb's shopping list. By my calculations he'll still have 5 silver left over, which is 5 silver more than he had when the campaign began. So things are definitely looking up.
Shopping: Backpack; bedroll; crowbar; hammer; mess kit; pick, miner’s; pitons (10), rations (10), rope, hemp (50’); shovel; sledgehammer; tinderbox; torches (10); waterskin.
Mule, pack saddle
I'll have a list in a bit, folks. I've spent my first week of leave from Greenland traveling all over the bloody place, and this is the first night I've had an opportunity to catch up. Bear with me, bitte schoen. (Btw -- next assignment will be on the Gulf. Huzzah for warmer weather!)
@Dafyd - Are you ready to go?
In the interests of moving things along, I will advance the IC thread.
Isn't it fun getting letters from home when you're out and about in the world?
Perception check. Two things, really: first, if there's anyone in the brush around the clearing, and second, if it is possible to determine what is buried without actually touching it.
Eryndir doesn't find anyone else nearby.
From his vantage point, it looks like a piece of glass stuck in the ground. However, that glass is sharp enough and sturdy enough to prick the tiefling through his clothing without breaking.
Sorry - I was out of town and missed the whole resolution to the party split thing. Able was VERY interested in knowing whether Eyridir was taking MORE than his share or LESS than his share.
The fact that we don't get actual money to divvy up makes the whole thing moot. Since I didn't see the question get answered, I didn't put together a shopping list. I was expecting to get actual money and determine what I wanted to spend and what I wanted to keep in coin.
So, even though we've moved on, can he requisition any portion of the money into 'trade goods'? He's not above claiming to need sapphires for 'spell components'.
No worries! Eryndir ended up taking less than a full share of the 250 gp voucher.
We can assume that Able requisitioned some trade goods and the quartermaster gave him a very loud talking to.
He has about 3 gold and 8 silver from my share, too. I forgot it was goods-only so I didn't get to keep any of the change.
Yes, Eryndir only used 50gp of his allotted 62.5 gp. So, there's about 12gp and 5 sp left over in addition to Able's own portion and whatever is left over from Caleb's. (I also think we have yet to see a shopping list from Charn, so the two of them can split the rest.)
Mr. DM, sir, would you like a roll for what Eryndir is attempting now? I'm happy to toss an Investigation, though if you'd prefer something Dex based, I'm happy to do that. (If so, he'll swap out his dagger for Thieves' Tools, if anything in there would be applicable, so I can add a proficiency to Dex. I don't imagine that Sleight of Hand would work here but if I'm wrong, that's a decent roll for me.)
I trust Eryndir to have a higher Investigation or Perception modifier than me but Caleb will take a look at Able's foot and make a Medicine check to try and uncover any more information about what caused the wound from that angle.
Dr. Caleb. Medicine Woman.
Eryndir should roll investigation.
Caleb is amazed at how clean the cut is. He hasn't ever seen a wound that sharp. It'll heal and might not even scar.
Investigation it is.
I'd like to make a history roll.
Would Eryndir recognize any of the craftsmanship of the item? What the crystalline substance is, where it might have come from, what kind of people might have used that kind of leather wrapping, etc?
That roll is sufficient to know that the technology required to create an item this sharp is beyond The Empire and certainly beyond the Greenskins. It is possible that the most advanced of the Scaled Alliance craftsmen may possibly theorize of a way to manufacture something so sharp. Eryndir also knows that whoever wrapped it up in leather also didn't know how to make the damn thing.
He's not sure about his other questions.
Did Able actually take hit point damage; or is the wound sufficient to keep him from walking at the same pace that we kept up to this point? I guess what I'm asking is if I actually have to do anything to help him. Does my Medicine roll count toward doing so or do I need to make another check or just use spells?
He's fine. His pride might be wounded, but not his HP.
Charn will take an Explorer's Pack and a healing potion, which should run 60 gp total. (Sorry for the delay.)
Perception check to look around for other nasty things that bite.
Charn notices that Eryndir upturned the earth around the blade, but that there is a larger area of upturned earth around that. There may be something buried here.
I'd like to make a roll to see if Eryndir can find clues indicating why/how/when the pack was buried. Like, is someone coming back for this pack? Did the upturned dirt look fresh, or did it look like it had been done some time ago. From the nature of the items in the pack, he assumes someone would try to come back for it, unless they're dead.
But was this done in a hurry or more deliberately? A long time ago or more recently?
The apple cores are brown, but they're still intact. This wasn't done that long ago. He doesn't have a great clue as to why, but someone took a bunch of communist stuff (including 6 gp, for some reason), and hid it here, in a hurry, and not long ago.
Knowledge Nature or Survival would be appropriate here.
Rupert's hoot strikes Eryndir as odd, if only because the sun is still up. Owls are nocturnal and seeing a hooting owl at the same time as seeing daylight streaming through the leaves of the trees is an odd experience.
Will make a Perception check to see if Eryndir can figure out what instigated Rupert's hoot.
(But please adjudicate after the others have had an opportunity to roll, to see if their rolls give them more information. I just want to type this out now while I'm at a computer to ensure things can move smoothly once the others react.)
Charn is not as successful as Eryndir.
Eryndir, however, notices that it is way too silent outside this clearing.
Eryndir is attempting to Hide in the brush using Mask of the Wild. He is anticipating a fight and knows that his best first action is to ambush from surprise.
Good news/bad news.
We'll start with the bad. You roll bad and you should feel bad. Also, your power is called Mask of the . . . damn, you make edits fast. Also, the foilage at the edge of the clearing is thick - anybody can hide in it.
Good news - its so thick, you have advantage to stealth rolls. Please roll a second d20. So would anybody else if they cared to make one in the brush.
Anybody else interested in being all sneaky-like?
So much for Eryndir the Ninja.
Nah, I'm cool with being the distraction, pretending that we're blissfully unaware of impending doom. Hopefully they'll be so focused on us that Eyrindir can deal with it with minimal danger to himself.