The party watches the two men warily, waiting for any violent move. None is forthcoming.
The taller of the two explains how they came to be shipwrecked. "We were on the merchant ship, The Gnome's Purse, when this storm came out of nowhere, tore through our sails, and capsized the ship. We were headed to Zind with merchandise for the stores."
The smaller man speaks, gasping to catch his breath. "I'm the ship's doctor. In return for saving us, I'll be happy to heal those that were injured in the storm."
Their description of the storm is far worse than what you experienced aboard the Morbelos. You count yourself lucky not to have suffered a similar fate, but are they being completely truthful? Perhaps they're hiding something. Or perhaps not.
Will anyone step forward to have the doctor heal them?
Khloemar steps out and asks the doctor if he uses magic to heal. "I can heal that way but I am interested in the less arcane methods of men. What was the 'Gnome' carrying? Do you think there would have been other survivors amongst your companions?"
Post by marionarsis on Dec 15, 2015 21:26:04 GMT -5
Random wasn't called random because he took the road most traveled. No, he was called Random because he took the road that wasn't all that very much traveled by ... travelers.
So, it came to pass that he lowered his spell hand, and stepped forward, facing the smaller of the two men. "I will gladly accept your healing, sir. So sorry to hear the unfortunate news of you and your shipmates. Our ship survived the storm; it seems it wasn't as harsh on our side of the sea."
He pointed to his head. "I have this really big knot right here."
Zagnar just stands and lets whatever event is going to happen unfold, besides, all of his best jokes were going to be about Random's sandals. Now those had been thwarted, until Random makes his last comment.
The smaller man answers Khloemar. "Yes, I do use magic to heal." To what the Gnome was carrying, he says, "Supplies, merchandise for the shops on the island, everything ranging from weapons to horseshoes to mugs for drinking ale."
As to the fate of the Gnome's other crew, he says, "I don't know what may have happened to them. It was total chaos when the wind and waves capsized the ship."
Random steps forward, asking to be healed. The smaller man places his hand on the wound and casts his spell. Random feels the large knot on his head shrink, the pain and swelling vanish. Random's CON is restored to its full value.
Malutassial asks the men their names. The mage introduces himself as Angus Dey. The taller man's name is Caradouc.
Caradouc says, "We'd be much obliged if you can take us to Zind. We can arrange for travel back to the mainland from there."
Captain Pheolix tells him, "That's where we're headed. We'll be there in a few hours, barring anymore unexpected storms or sea monsters." He says that last bit with a smile, but the first mate, Rowan, isn't smiling.
<Shortly, the ship will come to the harbor at the island of Zind. This post will conclude Chapter 1, and Chapter 2 will begin soon with your arrival in the Nameless Village. Feel free to make any post you wish to close this chapter.>
Malutassial acknowledges the two names as they introduce themselves, and tells them that it is fortunate that the Morbelos was in a position to rescue them. Afterwards, he will heal himself back to full CON, then resume his meditation.