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Suggestions / Aspect Prism Rework
July 17, 2024, 08:16:26 PM
So, given that they're pretty hard to find now days and your chances of getting the aspect you desire is 1 in 40- I'd like to make a small suggestion to towards a change in how the prisms work.

It wouldn't be too much of change, only that each prism can be used multiple times (up to about five probably), but each time it is used, the chance of success goes down as the DC for success goes up. My suggestion for ascending difficult class would be 15, 25, 35, 40, 50.
Bought a book. Figured it'd be a good record my thoughts, given that so much has changed for me in the past couple days. Hells, even if I don't, at the very least this journal can be a little extra padding against the next arrow shot my way.

Screen Shots & Obituaries / Re: Samton Ashworth
July 07, 2024, 08:11:42 PM
Working alongside my mentor was a nice change of pace, but I do envy their genuine passion for discovery. Not to say I haven't been enjoying myself, but I can't shake this nagging feeling that something is coming. That, whatever Kha'esh is searching for, will be the beginning of something awful.

All that to say this: I'm afraid.
Live and drink, Boic

I am in agreement with a majority of terms presented, but there are a few specifics I would like to amend before signing. Check clauses 4,5, and 7.

Terms of Contract
The Banda Rossa Mercenary Company
Scribe Alric Greywood
Maribeh 10th, IY 7788

This Contract will define the terms of service as established between Scribe Alric Greywood and the Banda Rossa. Both parties are of clear mind, health, and wit when the Contract has been drafted.

To Escort and Defend Alric Greywood and company upon archeological excursions beyond the Walls of Ephia's Well.

The main goals as stated by Alric Greywood are currently the personal escort of himself during digs beyond the walls of Ephia's Well to the Giant's Road. These will include but are not limited to-
Horrid Beasts of the Wastes
Dark Witchcraft
Hostile Archeologists or Assassins
Agents of a Foreign Power
Violent Attempts to halt his Field Studies
Ancient Defenses both mundane and magical

The Terms, should both parties be in agreement are as follows.
  • A sum of One Hundred (100) dinars per Soldari for the simplistic route to the Giant's Road, a flat fee of two hundred (200) dinars for any specialty dig encountered.
  • An escort when purchased to follow in defense. Alric and Company will attend magical boons to the Soldari guards whenever such is available.
  • Any extra company in toe of the Soldari representing anyone other than the Banda Rossa will not be charged to Scribe Alric Greywood and have their rights to the spoils lessened below that of the of the Archeologists or Paid Escort.
  • Spoils of archeological nature will be forfeit by the Soldari. Mundane supply suck as waters, potions, and lesser trinkets will be split fifty-fifty (50/50) between both parties, contested objects of this category shall be decided upon via dice rolls.
  • Items of particular interest to the Soldari can be requested from Alric Greywood's mentor after such items have been thoroughly examined by the Astronomers.
  • In the event the Soldari are to encounter so named "Inheritors" a hazard pay of an extra hundred (100) dinars.
  • Changes in the current contract, such as increasing wages, must be negotiated with Alric Greywood.
  • All required Sundry and Supply will be provided by the Banda Rossa for their Soldari. This will include consumables, lodging, and travel costs for their number.

Boic Canide
Representative of the Banda Rossa

Representative of the Scribe Alric Greywood

~ Alric Greywood
Correspondence / A letter to the Red Band
May 08, 2024, 10:44:50 PM
To whomever reads this,

I have a pending security contract between myself and the Banda Rossa, but  there doesn't seem to have been any progress on its completion. If possible, I would like an update on its finalization so I can actually start paying your Recluta for what we agreed.

Live and drink,
~Scribe Greywood
Journals and Musings / Kha'esh and their motives
May 08, 2024, 08:40:44 PM
1) What are they seeking?
- Unknown as of now. I have speculations- research will be required. I suspect there might be clues to be found in the desert. Invest in archeological digs.

2) What is the phrase for?
- Unknown, assume it is used to enter somewhere. I'm sure I can get some answers from Colmes.

3) Why did they take control of the War?
- Possibilities:

  • A) History with orcs - The Emir doesn't seem to be the type to care too much about ancient grudges, but I could be wrong.
  • B) Control of the Spoils of War division - They're already rich, but I'm sure they're still going to care about this.
  • C) Control of important asset - The Orcs may have possession of an area or item that the Vizier has decided is of importance. By having control of the War, they can designate who guards what area- denying us the ability to see what they are up to. Research is required - again, perhaps there might be a record out in the dunes.

Assessment based of known information: There isn't enough information to make any solid conclusions, however, if it is possibility C, there will be a tell. Either as area solely held by Kha'esh or perhaps someone they mark as off limits. Whatever the case, we can't afford to remain ignorant.
"I believe in a better Ephia's Well."

That's the reason I became a scribe. Because I wanted to help build a better Ephia, but why did it never occur to me that I don't know what a 'better Ephia' is?
Dear Lieutenant,

Apologizes for dropping another note so quickly after my last one, but I am going to request that our talk be postponed for a little. I spoke the Sister Selsi, and as a result, would like permissions to the diplomatic report she filed after visiting Kha'esh.
Live and drink,
~ Scribe Greywood.
Live and drink Lieutenant,

When you have the time, I would like to meet with you to discuss my previous assumptions and thoughts regarding Kardesler.

If you don't mind indulging me again, do write back.

~ Scribe Greywood.
QuoteDear Legates,

I've been combing the Souk records, and, with a reasonable margin of error, have determined that, on average, the stalls are rented 170 times per month. This number was determined by combining the total number of rental over three months.

At the current price, it's affords us 1,700 dinarie a month. I would suggest raising it to 35 at a minimum and 50 at a maximum. The latter of which would increase profits by 6,800.

Live and drink,
Scribe Greywood.

Today was pretty bad.

First off, Bashir quit being Vizier. Which, while that isn't great, I do hope he feels less stressed now. I felt a little bad that couldn't think of anything to say or do to help, but in my experience, trying too hard to fix something just makes it worse. I am glad he didn't quit being a scribe though.

Speaking almost quitting the scribes, everything involving the legates today made me want to quit. Or drink. Or both. But I can't really fault either of them- not with everything that is going on right now. The stress of it all must be overwhelming them both.

Tomorrow is a new day though, hopefully a better one.
Suggestions / Perk change: Physician
April 21, 2024, 11:00:16 PM
I'd like to suggest that the on rest benefit of this perk be changed. The irony of this perks "on-rest" ability is that it's way less effective than simply using a salutary tonic. Since it doesn't remove the negative effects of resting with a disease (if you fail the fort check), resting usually requires you to restore yourself anyways.

I think it would be more useful if, per rest, you get either an anti-toxin, a salutary tonic, or a medicinal herb at random.
Journals and Musings / Alric's journal of musings
April 21, 2024, 10:18:51 PM
"If you believe you're intelligent, you're probably an idiot.
If you believe yourself to be wise, you're probably a fool.
Ego often leads to self-delusion and arrogance."

I know I'm probably the fool for it, but keeping silent on my ideas, whether they're good or bad, would be worse than having them simply dismissed. I don't know better than anyone else, but that doesn't mean my thoughts are without merit.
Correspondence / Short letters to Warmaster Colmes
April 21, 2024, 09:23:54 PM
Live and drink, Warmaster

When you have the time, I would like to discuss with you the events of the negotiation visit to Kha'esh. While I understand you've already been briefed, there are some matters I would like to talk about.

~ Junior Scribe Greywood