[Taocow PBEM] [Vesper, Alex, Anne, Oz and Ithdalkal] Book 3 - Chapter XIV - Belmont Abbey

Kitsune kitsunefx at netzero.net
Fri Feb 14 02:09:13 UTC 2014

To her dagger she asks telepathically, /I don't think we want to tell 
him about you./

ooc: Just thinking that her Catholic Church might have female priests

On 02/13/2014 16:24, Aaron Clausen wrote:
>>> [GM]
>>> ...
>>> Sitting at the desk is the Archbishop, no longer wearing his vestments
>>> and in simple white garb. The Archbishop stands up and moves in a few
>>> wide strides to meet the company.
>>> "Your Grace," Keldon says, "I would like to introduce to you Vesper,
>>> Alex, Oz, Anne and Ithdalkal. They came in earlier this evening on the
>>> Teufelshörnchen."
>>> "Ah yes," the Archbishop says in his resonant and kindly voice.
>>> "Captain von Schellburg's vessel. I had heard you had all recently
>>> come from Hoburn Tree. It is so said to hear of the death and
>>> destruction they suffered, and I prayed for their protection. It is a
>>> troubling time, with great evil afoot in our fair land. To be
>>> truthful, I did not expect many new visitors now, so my heart is
>>> gladdened to see Captain von Schellburg still plying his trade."
>>> Once introductions are made, the Archbishop returns to his seat. "I'm
>>> having some brandy." he says. "A good vintage, circa 2105 in the
>>> Ancient Calendar. Being the Archbishop of an ancient Abbey has its
>>> benefits. Help yourself if you care for some."
>>> "Now Keldon," the Archbishop says to the D-Bee, "what brings you to
>>> the Abbey? Could it be you're finally ready to convert?"
>>> "Ah no," Keldon says, "Vesper here and I have a bit of a business
>>> transaction we would like to make. I know you're fondness for unique
>>> objects, and Vesper here has one you may be keenly interested. As to
>>> the others," he looks at Anne, Oz and Ithdalkal, "they may speak for
>>> themselves."
>>> Keldon then looks to Vesper. "Show the Archbishop that which you wish
>>> to sell."
>>> [/GM]
>> [Vesper]
>> Vesper bows in greetings, "Your grace."
>> [/Vesper]
>> [Alex]
>> While considering herself some form of Catholic, everything seems wrong
>> to Alex here. The small Catholic church she went into a few times as a
>> child is nothing like the pomp here. She never really considered her
>> belief critically.
>> She will still at least curtsy and add, "Your grace" as well. She almost
>> wishes she could become invisible here.
>> [/Alex]
>> [Vesper]
>> Seeing Keldon make all the introductions and then mention him he shows
>> the odd Splugorth staff to the Archbishop. [OOC: see attached image]
>> [/Vesper]
> [GM]
> The Archbishop's eyes widen at the sight of the fascinating and yet
> hideous staff, it's alien eye staring balefully. There is wonder in
> the Archbishop's eyes, but fear as well, and he makes the sign of the
> cross.
> "I know you collect things of this nature." Keldon says. "Providing we
> agree upon a price, you could add this to your collection this
> evening."
> The Archbishop swallows the rest of his brandy, and then pours another
> glass, swallowing that in turn. Beads of sweat begin to appear on your
> forehead.
> "This," he says after a good long moment, "must be among the spoils of
> the Battle of Hoburn Hill. It is valuable, to be sure."
> The Archbishop puts his fingers to his temples and seems to think
> deeply for a moment. He then looks to Vesper. "I'm sure our good
> friend here has explained that such an item, while extremely valuable,
> might fetch much less of a price than if you were in New Camelot or
> the New German Republic. Before I make any offer, I'm curious as to
> whether any of you have any other such items."
> [/GM]
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