Poljen nods at Targul and the others. "I have yet to see Greenest, and am always eager to see more of this world beyond. And in a good cause, I will gladly add my strength and courage." He listens as a few others speak, ask questions and get replies before adding, "If this be a trap, it would have to be elaborate. From what we are told there will be reinforcements coming to Greenest from several directions. It would take a sizable group to be able monitor all approaches, let alone be ready to fight any and all walking into their trap. But we should be, um, prudiment? Uh, prudent! Yes, prudent to be wary as we travel. For that matter, we should be wary when we arrive. If the invaders have already seized Greenest, they might try to get us to let our guard down. Will there be a way to make sure who ever we meet is the right person? Or a way to identify your source of the information when we get there?"
A dwarf bearing the symbol of the Flaming Fists speaks up, "Ibram and I can help wit' that, some of me kin live there. I know a few faces, including that of te guv'nor. Ibby here's been there a few times as well" He bumps a lanky human standing beside him.
Geoffory, in his well kept splint mail even with the metal strips polished to a shine. With a necklace of revealing Lathander's holy symbol, as well a token though given by who none but one would know. His morning start hung at his waist.
With him was his squire standing quietly near, a groom, as well one additional servant. Each appeared in good form and shape, His squire had with them a morningstar, armour, and shield of their own. Considering the situation, the morninglord nodded at the question asked though he himself did not believe that this was anything but true intend though he did wonder at how little information there was.
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"If that is all, please make your decisions." Mr creel unfurls a long parchment on the table, a fairly standard contract for tasks of this sort. The language is straightforward, no fine print or excessive legalese.
There is a fairly stiff fine for talking about the mission prior to the group getting well on their way, as well as for abandoning the group prior to making it to Greenest (After that point it would seem going AWOL only forfeits the remaining pay). There is also a section that allows signees to list someone to receive their pay in the event of death if they wish. Otherwise everything in there is as was just presented to you.
Several people do choose to leave instead. As warned, they're being asked to take on a Geas mark requiring they not to talk about what they've heard for twenty days. Some of them raise a fuss, but it is quickly settled.
After signing, people are handed their signon bonus in the form of ten platinum coins in small pouches. Cahleth finds a small parchment tucked away in his.
Members of the Blaze are advised to settle any affairs and gather additional supplies swiftly. They're told once more that the group will be departing from the Eastern gate in 2 hours.
Said gate is nearby. People can head there directly to wait, or head out to do a last minute shopping trip and handle anything else they wish. I would like a Perception check from the latter group.
Geoffery would consider the paperwork and signed what was needed, making sure to clearly mark his squire to receive his pay in the event of the morninglord's death. The squire places their hand on his, the two quietly discussing for a moment though such would end quickly.
Turning to the others within the Silver Blaze he would say, "I'm going to see if I can get better armour for myself and Ely, that way we can both be better protected, as well see about getting more in the way of rations."
They have been told have enough for ten days, and Geoffory only had enough for six days for himself, his squire, and his other two retainers. Maybe something else useful could be found as well while at the market.
Edited: Thomaslee on 3rd Jan, 2017 - 10:37pm
Targul briefly glances over the contract and once he sees others signing it, he signs it as well.
Smiling from ear to ear at the prospect of getting back on the road and being able to crack some skulls Targul tells the group, "I have to stop by the market on my way to the gate. Like Geoffrey said, I have to pick up a few additional rations myself."
He waits momentarily for anybody else that's heading that same way so that they can go in a group. It's always safer to travel in a group, especially when you're getting ready to start a new adventure.
Once everybody is ready to move he'll head to the market, purchase ten more day's worth of rations, and then be ready to go to the gate.
Onwen thinks about who he would leave his share to if he were to die during the adventure but he can think of no one and instead indicates that a will shall be prepared; a copy will be kept in the bank. The money should be distributed per the will. After signing the contract Onwen hears Targul announce that he plans on going to the market and the wizard approaches the half-orc "If it please you I will accompany you to the market Targul. I would like to deposit my sign on bonus in a bank and make sure I have all the components necessary for my spells."
Onwen would also find some form of lawyer or to draft a will for him; he will pay any necessary legal fees to have the document drafted and copied so tha; the details will be kept in my character notes and only revealed upon my characters death.
"We shall go with you," Geoffroy offers, offering a small smile and he looks to his squire and those retainers with them, as well to Onwen before saying, "Seems we may well find our group having a bit of adventure before leaving."
Elyria looks to those within the Sliver Blaze, saying softly in a tone that disguised her voice, "Maybe I can do some shopping as well sir?" The squire sounded hopeful, as while she was grateful for Geoffroy keeping her equip there was a few items that had caught her eye before.
Nodding the cleric says, "I don't think it would hurt, lets see how well we can spread what was given.: Geoffroy was curious what it was his squire wanted to perhaps get, but he would learn this soon enough.