Player Characters: Nivek, Kelthas, and Hresstan.
SCENE 1 (Posted by Risus Monkey)
Wherein Nivek tries to catch up with the wench who was supposed to be watching Ilsbert.
1. Braggi: Grossly fat proprietor of the Silver Eel
2. Uncle Gregos
5. Ilsbert's aunt and Gregos' wife
6. Slayers' Brotherhood
7. Thieves' Guild
8. Wench who was supposed to be tending to Ilsbert
1. Find Ilsbert
2. Deliver Ilsbert safely to Gregos
CHAOS RANK: 6 (set high due to the introduction)
Nivek: "Gods of Lankhmar!"
Nivek deftly extracts himself from the table and takes leave of Kelthas (who while not precisely drunk, was certainly well on his way). It would be seconds before his carousing companion would be able to assist and it was by no means certain that he'd make it to his feet without turning over the table and spilling wine on some easily offended aristocrat with overly-anxious hired muscle.
Q: Does the wench respond to Nivek's approach [Somewhat Likely]? Extreme yes.The athletic young wench catches sight of Nivek purposely heading in her direction. (Presumably) reading his determined and obviously annoyed expression, she quickly and easily slips from the grasp her current paramour. Darting past crowded tables and dancing around bare-chested Easterners carrying colossal trays of sweetmeats, she rapidly slips through a gauzy curtain leading to one of the discrete rooms reserved for wealthy patrons.
Nivek (shouting with authority): "Kelthas, check upstairs! I'll fetch the girl."
Q/RISUS: Does Nivek require at least TN7 on Second-Story Man to cross the room time to catch up with the wench [Very Likely]? Extreme Yes. The TN is 15!Displaying almost as much grace as his quarry, Nivek slips through the crowd without so much as a jostle or ill-tempered look.
RISUS: Roll 20!
"I don't need this! I have steady work", he thinks to himself.
Inevitably, a night on the town with Kelthas always seemed to wind up like this. Nivek is still recounting past misadventures as he passes through the lime-green curtain...
Characters: No change
Threads: Add a thread to capture and interrogate the wench.
Chaos Factor: Upped to 7
Notes: This is a very brief scene, as we were still working out precisely how we'd manage the play-by-post collaboration. After a bit of discussion, we decided we'd take sequential turns (and not every post will end up being a full scene). Six scenes into our story, it seems to be working out quite well for us.
If you like Sword & Sorcery (especially the stories of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser) then stick around for a few more posts. Things will start to get interesting pretty quickly.