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'''1/9/18'''<br>
 
'''1/9/18'''<br>
  
The white vigilante attacks again, this time trying--but failing--to kill Madmountan in Town Square Central. Madmountan says he has no idea why he was attacked other than maybe older transgressions.
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* The white vigilante attacks again, this time trying--but failing--to kill Madmountan in Town Square Central. Madmountan says he has no idea why he was attacked other than maybe older transgressions.
  
Later in the night, the vigilante is seen speaking with Puptilian and Dinaden atop the Stone Baths. Adventurers pursue, but as they get there, the vigilante flees. Puptilian reports that the man said he would not stop until he'd cleansed the Landing of darkness. He says the man is well trained but likely not military trained, says that based on the way he spoke it seems to be a single person and not a group, and that the man "believes there is corruption from top to bottom" and "feels the only way to clean the mess is to bring his own justice," including the Rooks and their supporters.
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* Later in the night, the vigilante is seen speaking with Puptilian and Dinaden atop the Stone Baths. Adventurers pursue, but as they get there, the vigilante flees. Puptilian reports that the man said he would not stop until he'd cleansed the Landing of darkness. He says the man is well trained but likely not military trained, says that based on the way he spoke it seems to be a single person and not a group, and that the man "believes there is corruption from top to bottom" and "feels the only way to clean the mess is to bring his own justice," including the Rooks and their supporters.
  
Pup further adds that it is likely someone from the town, since he seems to know its history well, but doubts that the vigilante is a Rook. He suggests that Stormyrain should first look into those who quit the militia several months ago.
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* Pup further adds that it is likely someone from the town, since he seems to know its history well, but doubts that the vigilante is a Rook. He suggests that Stormyrain should first look into those who quit the militia several months ago.
  
  
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'''1/27/18'''<br>
 
'''1/27/18'''<br>
  
The vigilante "Rone" appears at Walkar's grave and gives a warning to those "celebrating in shadows," saying he's returned to bring justice, will clean the streets of the Landing and empty of it shadows, and calls Mayor Cruxophim the heart of the problem who has poisoned the town.
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* The vigilante "Rone" appears at Walkar's grave and gives a warning to those "celebrating in shadows," saying he's returned to bring justice, will clean the streets of the Landing and empty of it shadows, and calls Mayor Cruxophim the heart of the problem who has poisoned the town.
  
  

Revision as of 16:50, 5 February 2018


Timeline of Events

12/29/17

  • A Hendoran knight brings news that Breshon Caulfield, son of the Baron of Bourth, has arrived at the Outpost ahead of schedule and invited everyone to dinner the following night.
  • While speaking with the knight, a hooded figure in a white cloak is briefly spotted outside leaping down from a rooftop. Shortly afterward, a scream is heard along South Ring Road, where adventurers find a frightened woman next to a bloody corpse with a red rook tattoo on his neck. When questioned, the woman claims that the dead man made unwanted advances on her and that after she screamed, a figure of unknown gender and about human height appeared in a blur to kill her attacker.
  • The militia escorts the woman home and the night watchman calls for town guards to take away the corpse after agreeing to Magister Bekke's request to see if Councilman Beldrin can identify the body some other time.


12/31/17

  • Breshon Caulfield himself lays out a feast for Landing adventurers before introducing himself, then asks for everyone else's introductions and banters with them. He says that he's here as acting commander for now, but the Northern Sentinel--Earl Jovery--is searching for a permanent commander in case he cannot reach Sir Thadston, from whom nothing has been heard.
  • Breshon's sister Larsya drops by to visit, but remains stuck reliving a small frame of time in which she discovers her magically rapidly-aged body. Adventurers extend their offer to find a cure and Breshon says that is why he is here, along with furthering trade and providing temporary stability for the Outpost.
  • Afterward, it is announced that Town Council member Surofee will be stepping down mid-Lormestra to focus on the Wellington Home. The candidates for new Town Council members will be Larton, Edwina, Malluch Burdos, Alendrial DeArchon, Granthem, and Cutlass; a few nights of debates and questions will center around the candidates and then Mayor Cruxophim will appoint one to join the Council if approved by Judge Renpaw.


1/4/18

  • The figure in a white longcoat is seen again and shortly afterward the corpse of a giantman in a blacksmith apron is found in the back alley near Helga's.
  • Stormyrain gets the loresong from the corpse, revealing images of 1) him being drunken and angry around a beaten human woman inside a home, 2) him digging in a graveyard while glancing over his shoulder, 3) the figure in a white longcoat descending from a rooftop, and 4) the figure slicing the giantman's gut and then disappearing like mist.
  • Adventurers go to inquire about the giantman with Iron Jack (the town blacksmith), who says the man was named Rusty and had a human wife, but doesn't remember her name and won't confirm where the two of them lived unless asked by the Constable.
  • Afterward they go to speak with Helga, who banters back and forth with the adventurers and says that Rusty was often there drinking, always alone. She says rumors have been going around town about the white vigilante, and that Sleepy (the West Gate guard) has also heard them in his stops by the bar, but nobody is sure what to think of the vigilante--be it male, female, ancient spirit, or multiple people. The group ends its night by trying to come up with nicknames for the vigilante.


1/8/18

  • Another corpse slain by the vigilante is found at Banker's Square, this time a town clerk with severed hands. Archales' loresong seems to reveal that the man stole money from his work at Moot Hall and gambled it away, but left his wife and two children hungry.
  • Breshon returns from a hunt and speaks with adventurers in the Feast Hall at the outpost, later mentioning that he is skilled with bow and blade and has been hunting bears, boars, and manticores.
  • When informed about a vigilante in the Landing, Breshon says it's troubling and that it's a romantic term for a murderer, but that Bourth--where he is from--also deals with similar criminals: Gallard's Guardians. (See this: https://gswiki.play.net/Bourth#Gallard.27s_Guardians )
  • Breshon mentions that he's had Kestrel's golems sealed away.
  • Breshon reiterates that he's here to find a cure for his sister Larsya. Adventurers begin offering aid or proposing ideas, and Breshon says he'll gather their minds in the near future, but the group is interrupted by the sound of Larsya being troubled again and he leaves to calm her.


1/9/18

  • The white vigilante attacks again, this time trying--but failing--to kill Madmountan in Town Square Central. Madmountan says he has no idea why he was attacked other than maybe older transgressions.
  • Later in the night, the vigilante is seen speaking with Puptilian and Dinaden atop the Stone Baths. Adventurers pursue, but as they get there, the vigilante flees. Puptilian reports that the man said he would not stop until he'd cleansed the Landing of darkness. He says the man is well trained but likely not military trained, says that based on the way he spoke it seems to be a single person and not a group, and that the man "believes there is corruption from top to bottom" and "feels the only way to clean the mess is to bring his own justice," including the Rooks and their supporters.
  • Pup further adds that it is likely someone from the town, since he seems to know its history well, but doubts that the vigilante is a Rook. He suggests that Stormyrain should first look into those who quit the militia several months ago.


1/12/18

  • Town Council Debates: Night 1


1/13/18

  • Town Council Debates: Night 2


1/21/18

  • Crying children are found at the barracks, saying they were taken away by a woman who gave them candy and told them people were coming to take them away, before a ghost arrived and killed her.
  • After the militia escorts the children home, adventurers look for the kidnapper's corpse and find her in a cave in Danjirland. Kembriana loresings to discover that the woman fed children poisoned candy and caged them to be sold off, but before it could happen she was killed by the vigilante teleporting in.
  • The would-be slavers, seemingly there to pick up their quarry, attack, but are swiftly slain. The last remaining bandit sounds a horn and retreats, stirring an attack from angry trolls and spiders in the cave, but after an extended battle the Landing defenders prevail.


1/23/18<br<

  • The vigilante is spotted again briefly, then the ground begins to rumble. Adventurers go to investigate and begin finding Rook corpses throughout Burrow Way amidst explosions and chaotic battles.
  • Stormyrain's loresong for one of the corpses reveals the vigilante threatening a Rook for Rysus' location, but getting no answers and taking the Rook's life before disappearing and dropping white gear-covered prisms.
  • Tyrrah finds a prism on the corpse and Stormyrain asks to see it for investigation, but Tyrrah says she'll hand it to Wolfloner. Wolfloner suggests giving it to Archales, but Archales says he doesn't want to aid further in the investigation. An arrow shoots Tyrrah and she drops the prism, but Archales picks it up and slips into hiding--though later on he reports that a loresong revealed no helpful information.
  • Stormyrain's loresong for the next corpse reveals another case of the vigilante demanding Rysus' location, getting no information, and killing the Rook.
  • Leafiara finds a prism near that corpse, but turns one of its gears and shortly afterward it explodes, blowing her up and killing seven others with shrapnel.
  • Stormyrain's loresong for a group of burnt Rook corpses reveals them killed without being questioned, as they were playing with dice and darts when the vigilante threw a crimson orb--the type previously used by Walkar and the Rooks--to unleash fire on them.
  • Afterward, a lengthy discussion among Landing folks and other adventurers follows about jurisdiction and law in the Landing.


1/27/18

  • The vigilante "Rone" appears at Walkar's grave and gives a warning to those "celebrating in shadows," saying he's returned to bring justice, will clean the streets of the Landing and empty of it shadows, and calls Mayor Cruxophim the heart of the problem who has poisoned the town.


1/31/18

  • Prelate Lheren greets everyone at Wayside Inn, revealing that he's been back in the area for a few weeks, but didn't announce it as he had some work that needed to be conducted in secrecy.
  • Lheren is here to "wash out some of the stains and sins of the past" in the wake of the corruption in the Church exposed by Prelate Chaston. He is certain Chaston's "Faithkeepers"--a group of Landing citizens who were in thrall to Chaston--are disbanded.
  • Lheren thinks that now that time has passed, it's time to rebuild the image of Koar.
  • Shinann asks about Thadston and Lheren says he was only with him for two weeks before parting near Brisker's Cove, before he took a ship to the Swale.
  • Lheren says he had heard about the golem Thadston and the corruption the Kestrels brought; Raelee asks if he intends to investigate it and he says he always seeks to investigate corruption. She says she welcomes it and he says he'll hear her out soon.
  • Cruxophim mentions a vigilante is trying to clean up the corruption; Lheren asks about it, so Crux fills him in, and Lheren calls vigilantism a dangerous road.
  • Lheren turns in for the night, saying Breshon Caulfield has set up quarters for him at the outpost and "we are to speak tomorrow." [I took this as that Lheren and Breshon will be talking offscreen, but could be wrong]
  • As adventurers discuss the night afterward, gossiping townspeople are heard hoping Rone will kill Cruxophim and Goblyn, then imply maybe they themselves should do something.


2/3/18

Throughout the night, several notes appear at Cruxophim's feet, delivered through the ethereal mist. They read:

"Jacob Aldon. Hunter. Death by Mayor."
"Marquis Schofield. New citizen. Death by Mayor."br> "Justin Mullen. Rook. Death by Mayor."br> "Charles Golston. Traveler. Death by Mayor."br> "Terion Koonce. Shanty Town Vagrant. Death by Mayor."br> "Torie Sampson. Traveling priestess. Death by Mayor."br> "Mayor Cruxophim. Death by Rone. Fashanos. 5118."br>


2/3/18

  • Rone quotes words spoken at Lana's funeral, says that Crux's pardons don't forgive sins, and says he is a monster like another who once held his office. (Presumed to be Walkar.) He says those of sin around Crux will suffer first, then he'll come for Crux and it won't be swift.
  • Later in the night, two dozen horses with riders approach North Gate and Ayred also appears with them before Stephos arrives to greet them. Ayred passes Stephos a yellow shard.
  • The riders are Stephos' hired help, a new plan of his since Crux didn't want to release prisoners as was the previous proposed plan. Stephos assures Puptilian, Stormyrain, and Shinann that his men will behave themselves.
  • Stephos ends the night by expressing hope that the "vigilante business will be behind us... sooner than we expect"