Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 01/28/15 (Wed) 20:29:05 No. 614877
"I can't slack on my training. 4 laps and 50 wing lifts should be enough for the morning."
Roll #1 15 + 6 = 21
Sion 01/28/15 (Wed) 21:05:05 No. 614880
You work your ass off but manage to get the 4 laps and wings lifts done
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 01/28/15 (Wed) 21:12:10 No. 614883
"Okay, now to get on with work. I wonder if Queren or the others needed me to fix something today."
I'll go check my little shop first. Any equipment that needs to be touched up or fixed?
Sion 01/28/15 (Wed) 21:32:31 No. 614887
You should polish your equipment before you open up!
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 01/28/15 (Wed) 21:37:12 No. 614890
First, make sure it's all in order. Hammer, tongs, anvil, my trusty chains, time to prep them for the day.
Second, make sure the materials are placed properly and then start cleaning properly.
Roll #1 2 + 10 = 12
Sion 01/28/15 (Wed) 21:41:31 No. 614893
Your stack of lead is gone!
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 01/28/15 (Wed) 21:46:22 No. 614896
"Wait, where is it! I need that! Did anyone grab it!?" I yell out, to whoever might be within earshot. "It has to be here somewhere, right, it's not like they grew wings or something."
Roll #1 4 + 9 = 13
Sion 01/28/15 (Wed) 22:03:22 No. 614902
You're the only here so far.
It's not here!
But…you find a brown feather.
You bet it was Brun Pico with his stupid pranks again.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 01/28/15 (Wed) 22:08:46 No. 614906
"It's too early for this. If Brun is so eager to take it, I should make Brun learn how to use it properly."
Let's try to track Brun down, or makybe one of the other kids saw the prankster.
Roll #1 15 + 9 = 24
Sion 01/28/15 (Wed) 22:14:23 No. 614909
You ask around and finally find a griffon who confirms he saw Brun sneaking around with a stack of lead.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 01/28/15 (Wed) 22:21:35 No. 614911
"Thanks. What could that give even want with that much lead?"
I'll shake my head, thank him for his time, and move on.
"Brun, where are you!? I need that stuff to do my work, you know!" Search '1d20+9'
Roll #1 5 + 9 = 14
Sion 01/28/15 (Wed) 22:28:54 No. 614916
You find Brun near the lake, with your stack of lead.
"Ferriro…hey! How are you today…"
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 01/28/15 (Wed) 22:34:42 No. 614919
I'll raise my brow at this.
"What. Are. You. Doing. With. My. Lead? Answer carefully."
Sion 01/28/15 (Wed) 22:44:13 No. 614923
"Hey, easy, easy! You know me, I wouldn't do anything bad to you. I just wanted to play a little joke that's all!"
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 01/28/15 (Wed) 22:49:51 No. 614925
"Yeah, yeah, just get that stuff away from the water. I'm fine with jokes and pranks, just don't make me come all the way out here for you. Besides, don't you have other places to be than ruffling my tail feathers?"
Sion 01/28/15 (Wed) 23:07:09 No. 614927
"Hey, I wasn't gonna drop it in there!"
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 01/28/15 (Wed) 23:13:05 No. 614928
"Well, don't get it so close to it, then! Honestly, just help me take it back and I'll let you off with a wet willy."
Sion 01/28/15 (Wed) 23:24:20 No. 614932
He picks it back up.
"How did you know it was me?"
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 01/28/15 (Wed) 23:27:25 No. 614934
"You already admitted it was a prank earlier. And please don't mess with my tools, they're really important to me. Besides, no one else but you has been pulling these on me."
Sion 01/28/15 (Wed) 23:42:00 No. 614939
"I'm just bored. There's nothing to do here."
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 01/29/15 (Thu) 07:50:49 No. 614975
"Honestly, is that why you're doing all this? Well, since you already seem to know the lay out of my shop, why don't you come help today? I'll show you how hard my job is without
taking my stuff. It'll pass the time, I promise."
Sion 02/05/15 (Thu) 20:48:33 No. 615662
He nods. "I guess…"
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/05/15 (Thu) 21:26:00 No. 615668
"Cheer up, I'm sure you'll like it. Besides, it'll give us time to talk, 'cause it sounds like something has you down."
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/05/15 (Thu) 21:52:03 No. 615676
"You can open up while we're working then. At least you might pick up something useful then."
I'll show him how to properly polish and maintain our, and other people's, equipment.
Roll #1 3 + 10 = 13
Sion 02/05/15 (Thu) 22:04:09 No. 615684
He looks and tries to imitate you.
Roll #1 1 + 4 = 5
Sion 02/05/15 (Thu) 22:04:25 No. 615685
The knife he's sharpening breaks.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/05/15 (Thu) 22:12:17 No. 615689
"At least you can see it isn't that easy and why I need my tools. Here, I have a spare, but I want you to learn how to take care of your own stuff."
Show him again and let him get a clear view of how I take care of my things. Crafting '1d20+10'
Roll #1 13 + 10 = 23
Sion 02/05/15 (Thu) 22:31:35 No. 615699
He tries again '1d20+5'
Roll #1 6 + 5 = 11
Sion 02/05/15 (Thu) 22:39:01 No. 615704
It works a little better.
"Why do we keep making these weapons?"
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/05/15 (Thu) 22:45:27 No. 615709
"Just like everything else, stuff that goes through these doors inevitably age. They'll lose sharps and bend in places you never expect, and eventually," I point to the broken knife, "they break. Of course, I can reforge most of what passes here, but I wouldn't mind making something that never rusts or breaks. I wouldn't mind being as carefree as you are and not having to worry about these tools."
"But that's enough for today. I can show you how to control the fires here and really make something if you really want. And if you keep taking things, I'll really force ya' too. Now, let's get going, the day is still young and we both have things to do."
Sion 02/05/15 (Thu) 23:02:17 No. 615718
"I don't want to be a smith…"
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/05/15 (Thu) 23:06:18 No. 615720
"Well then stop sneaking into a Smith's shop! You're a Pico, so you're going to learn this stuff anyway. It'll serve you well in life. Try to stay out of trouble while I go meet Queren, okay?"
Sion 02/05/15 (Thu) 23:09:21 No. 615722
"I didn't choose to be a Pico."
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/05/15 (Thu) 23:19:18 No. 615725
"Are you a Changeling Spy? Because if you aren't going to be sneaking into my place as much as the real one, I won't say anything. Seriously, you've been off all day, what's bothering you?"
Sion 02/05/15 (Thu) 23:26:08 No. 615729
"That! What you just said. Everyone here wants me to be some big warrior. Look at me, like I can ever match up to the likes of Queren."
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/05/15 (Thu) 23:34:43 No. 615734
"You wouldn't know since you're way too young, but can you guess how much they talked about him while he was gone? Let me give you a hint, there's a reason he still introduces himself as the Third son of the Fourth clutch. But he worked his way to where he was, which is why I'm trying to learn from him. I love my Smithy, don't get me wrong, but I want to visit Equestria and all the other lands, even if I can't do it as a warrior. But to do stuff like that, we need money. Queren could hunt and provide for himself, I can fix things and earn my pay, but what do you want to do then?"
Sion 02/05/15 (Thu) 23:40:26 No. 615739
He looks around awkwardly.
"…Promise not to laugh?"
Sion 02/05/15 (Thu) 23:42:29 No. 615743
I want to become an actor…
A very lowly job in the eyes of many griffons
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/05/15 (Thu) 23:48:07 No. 615745
"And why is that?"
Staying calm for now.
Sion 02/05/15 (Thu) 23:50:07 No. 615746
"It's what I want to do! I don't want to be a warrior. I saw the play of Romeo and Poniette. Those actors, the emotion they put in their plays…that's what I wanna be, what I want to do."
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/05/15 (Thu) 23:54:29 No. 615748
"When did you even see that? No never mind that, just hold on."
"I'm sure your parents might have already given their opinion if you're this depressed already, but I think…"
"I can't help you become an actor,but I can do other things. How good are you with your talons? Have you ever made anything with them?"
Sion 02/06/15 (Fri) 00:09:49 No. 615758
"But I don't want to make weapons!"
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/06/15 (Fri) 00:16:15 No. 615760
"Don't jump to conclusions. Remember, the actors were wearing outfits, right? And there were props, and staging, and things to help sell the mood? I can show you how to make those things. Yeah, some of the stuff might be useful for a Pico, but it'll help you get a job with them and a chance to do what you want without all your eggs being in one cart."
Sion 02/06/15 (Fri) 00:23:20 No. 615764
"Hmmm…that does seem like a plan…"
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/06/15 (Fri) 00:30:51 No. 615768
"I can't really act. I can barely barely keep a straight face, but at least that way, you'll always have something you can do. And if it doesn't work out at one place, you can still make stuff in your free time and practice without worry. I can start showing you how to fix clothing and bows in the next few days, you can see how that would be useful to an actor, right?"
Sion 02/06/15 (Fri) 00:37:04 No. 615770
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/06/15 (Fri) 00:42:33 No. 615772
"Hey, we're Pico's. We stick with each other, don't forget that. Go home and make me a list of things you want me to teach you while I go head out. It was just some maintenance this morning, they might have more work for me once I meet with Queren and the others."
Sion 02/06/15 (Fri) 00:43:26 No. 615774
"Give him my regards."
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/06/15 (Fri) 00:47:38 No. 615775
"Don't sneak into other people's shops on your way back!"
Bid him farewell and head towards Queren.
Sion 02/06/15 (Fri) 00:59:48 No. 615776
You want a talk with yourself?
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/06/15 (Fri) 01:02:40 No. 615777
I'll switch it to go see what jobs they need done. I may be training under Queren, but I'm a Smith first.
Sion 02/06/15 (Fri) 01:05:05 No. 615778
you can talk if you want!
But I'm just not sure if I can write Queren properly.
I could tell you the things Queren would know in regards to what you want to ask, and you can decide what he'd say and not.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/06/15 (Fri) 01:06:15 No. 615779
Alright, that seems the best option.
Sion 02/06/15 (Fri) 01:07:44 No. 615780
What would you like to ask him?
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/06/15 (Fri) 01:09:27 No. 615781
If he's heard from his friends? Brun talking to me about him made me recall he wasn't alone in Equestria.
Also, if he has time for some training.
Sion 02/06/15 (Fri) 01:27:14 No. 615782
Pico gets the occasional mail from Soil.
Soil has been travelling around Equestria.
I guess he's got time!
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/06/15 (Fri) 01:34:37 No. 615783
"Thanks. I haven't been slacking, I've made sure to keep working out and training between jobs."
Sion 02/06/15 (Fri) 01:47:53 No. 615784
I don't know what Queren would respond!
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/06/15 (Fri) 01:54:16 No. 615785
"Let's talk while we practice. Things have gotten awfully quiet the last few days. How much stuff are they putting on your desk now?"
Sion 02/06/15 (Fri) 02:05:00 No. 615786
He talks about the raiding parties coming from the Steel Cliffs to the East.
There are reports of Salt Griffons raiding small towns and one peasant claims a raiding party has been seen in our domain.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 02/06/15 (Fri) 02:10:19 No. 615787
"They're coming all the way over here to start trouble? Who has been looking into it?"
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 20:06:56 No. 617529
The Jarl has been looking into it.
Our family has been pretty lazy, only Queren has been actively trying to scout them out.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 20:10:41 No. 617530
"Wouldn't stuff like this rate higher? Anyways, any idea on why'd they come out all the way here?"
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 20:26:46 No. 617533
"What could have riled them up that much?"
Roll #1 2 + 4 = 6
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 20:39:52 No. 617538
He's not sure.
Somebody must have done something, normally they don't come this far west.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 20:41:37 No. 617539
"I can help! I haven't been slouching on my off days. Any lead you have, I can follow up on!"
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 20:48:28 No. 617545
Some of the peasants near the forest say they've seen strangers in the forest.
Perhaps they're there?
If you wanna check it out, it would be a great help
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 20:51:38 No. 617548
"You can count on me! I'll do you proud!"
Salute and get ready to step out.
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 20:56:24 No. 617550
Better get going.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 20:59:13 No. 617553
I'll grab some supplies, then fly out towards the civilians. Time to start investigating, since there's no point just flying around a forest like an idiot.
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 21:04:14 No. 617558
Picostead is small. You float down the hill towards the forest. You see the spare houses of peasants around here. Most have cattle or hunt. If anygriffon knows, it must be one of them.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 21:09:02 No. 617562
I'll ask around about the sightings. The peasentry should be happy someone is looking into it. Try to find any locations or descriptions.
Roll #1 7 + 9 = 16
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 21:20:12 No. 617574
You ask around.
An old griffon tells you he saw some "strange folk beaking around near the old pond." There were two griffons and some small creatures. He got away as fast as he could.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 21:23:08 No. 617578
A bit bare bones, but good enough to start snooping around. I'll thank the Gryphon and start flying off over the pond, looking for signs of anyone being there.
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 21:25:14 No. 617580
Roll ye olde survival skills
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 21:34:21 No. 617585
"Fresh air at least."
Roll #1 11 + 7 = 18
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 21:40:30 No. 617592
You quickly track down the pond and scout the area.
You find the claw tracks of griffons…and some fishbones. And also some smaller griffon tracks. Children?
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 21:45:21 No. 617602
"Is something making them that desperate to bring their hatchlings along?"
They may not be good flyers yet, and kids would need frequent stops. I'll try to find the next set of tracks, see if I can find them.
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 21:55:54 No. 617613
You track them further upstream…and then you see them. Two grey griffons in rusty armor, but make no mistake, you know the armor of Salt Griffons looks rusty but is hard as iron.
But you see no kids among them…there is one very tiny Griff-like creature with wild feather and red claws. A Griffling, small pesky creatures of the forest that can be dangerous in groups, it's bad news indeed if Salt Griffons are taming them.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 21:59:41 No. 617619
And even worse news if they spot me. I'll try to take a look around, if they set up a camp or they are just two lone wanderers for now.
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:00:24 No. 617621
Roll another Survival for that.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:01:52 No. 617624
Roll #1 6 + 7 = 13
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:08:50 No. 617627
You can't find a camp…you figure they're just scouts.
They settle down and make a campfire.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:11:38 No. 617631
This is all the confirmation I'll need for now. 2 vs 1 isn't my idea of a fair fight! I'll head back towards town and warn the populace. Who knows what is dragging behind them?
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:14:56 No. 617636
Back to the peasants or to the homestead?
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:16:08 No. 617637
Peasents first. I don't know what they're doing out here just yet, but I don't need the folks here letting their children out into the woods while they are around.
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:18:02 No. 617642
You fly around the town warning the villagers.
Roll #1 6 = 6
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:18:23 No. 617643
They are very uneasy and want you and the Picos to do something about it.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:24:00 No. 617653
"Okay, so how about I keep an eye on them while you send someone out to the Picostead. They won't get a chance to do anything funny without being watched."
I'll wait for them to send someone out to the Picostead and I'll go back to the woods.
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:25:49 No. 617656
They're still in the same spot.
If you wanna stay here and observe them sneakily, you'll have to Blend.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:29:51 No. 617665
Not much of me that needs to be hidden.
Wait, no, I am not happy for being so small!
Roll #1 15 + 6 = 21
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:45:06 No. 617693
Roll #1 12 + 7 = 19
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:45:56 No. 617694
They don't notice you…
Soon you hear other griffons approaching.
Some of your house warriors, lead by Queren!
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:47:59 No. 617697
"I didn't expect so many of you to come…"
If they walked up to where I was, I'll let them know what I saw.
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 22:57:37 No. 617715
"Leave this to me."
He reaches into his bags…and gets out the THING.
You've heard stories of the cage, but you've never seen what's actually inside it…
Queren steps out of the bushes towards the Griffons.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 23:03:26 No. 617719
I only remember this when he listed off the things he acquired in Equestria, but he was always quiet about it…
I'll just watch and see what it does with it.
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 23:05:23 No. 617723
Would Pico go immediately full demon unleash?
Or merely try to scare em away first?
Or try to arrest them?
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 23:10:39 No. 617732
The Griffons look surprised and grab their weapons.
Queren calmly looks at them.
"Do you know who I am?"
The Griffons look at the cage and turn a little greyer.
"Yes. You have unlawfully stepped into these lands and are now under arrest.
You have two options.
The quiet way, where no one gets hurt and you'll be treated fairly.
Or the hard way…
Roll #1 1 + 10 = 11
Roll #2 3 + 5 = 8
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 23:23:34 No. 617743
The Griffling runs into the forest, but the Salt Griffons surrender..
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 23:26:58 No. 617749
"That was all much quieter than I could have done."
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 23:33:08 No. 617760
Quiet is more easy.
Go back to town with your prisoners?
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 23:36:19 No. 617765
Yes. We need to know what they were up to.
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 23:39:31 No. 617768
You safely bring them back and lock them in the dungeons.
Queren nods to you to follow him.
Sion 03/12/15 (Thu) 23:52:04 No. 617786
"What do you make of all this?"
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/12/15 (Thu) 23:55:15 No. 617793
"Tough to say. I doubt they got lost, but it's not like they couldn't have tried their luck and see how far they got. I didn't see them do anything explicitly harmful to others. Did they say anything?"
Sion 03/13/15 (Fri) 00:19:43 No. 617804
"No…and they won't for quite some time..
Salt Griffons are tough as a nail.
But maybe a few weeks in the dungeons will loosen their beaks.
In the meantime, there's something I'd like to ask of you."
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/13/15 (Fri) 00:24:01 No. 617809
"Hopefully they open up sooner rather than later. But sure, anything you need done, feel free to ask me for."
Sion 03/13/15 (Fri) 00:37:53 No. 617826
"I've received word from my Equestrian friends…they seek passage into Hyperborea."
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/13/15 (Fri) 00:40:26 No. 617828
"You're going to pick them up?"
Sion 03/13/15 (Fri) 00:42:53 No. 617831
"I would…but leaving Picostead now with this threat on our borders would be very risky. I was wondering if you would go, in my place."
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/13/15 (Fri) 00:46:54 No. 617833
"Certainly! It wouldn't be a bother at all!"
Sion 03/13/15 (Fri) 00:51:01 No. 617836
"Excellent, I'll make the arrangements. See to it they get here safely. And keep your eyes peeled, you can learn a lot from them."
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/13/15 (Fri) 00:53:25 No. 617839
"Of course!" I stutter. "I'll watch every hair on 'em!"
Sion 03/13/15 (Fri) 00:54:11 No. 617840
Eeeh, sorry that's sorta all I got.
Your quest was made kinda late.
Ferriro Carmesi Pico [Explorer] 03/13/15 (Fri) 00:58:56 No. 617842
I disappear often, more of my fault.
Thanks for running!