When I am sure I've done all I can for the moment, I'll leave Thalica in the company of her friends and go help clearing things out.
As the more important work gets done and things are winding down, I'll take advantage of my new ring to work into the night on the other things I'm responsible for. Knowing of Thomas' faith, I craft a simple silver cross in the form of pin, then set to work enchanting it. I hope to present it to him in the morning.
Out of Character: Badge of Valor. I rolled and passed the checks for it months ago.
Edited: daishain on 1st Jan, 2018 - 6:30pm
The clean up of bodies and removing debris will take a few days. There are still a lot of bodies even the ones burnt to death by dragon fire. It will take a good week to finish and then the rebuilding of the smithy and general store. You will not be able to do any work in the smithy for a week due to it being out of commission from the horde.
Clearing of the bodies from around where it stood and then clearing the debris and then rebuilding it enough the restart work.
Shaking my head at the destruction, I'll retire to my room to do the work.
Out of Character: Silver doesn't require heating in a forge, nor an anvil to work on a fine scale, so I don't need the smithy for this particular project, though it would still have been the ideal space for it. I just need time, space, and the tools I purchased a while back.
I will seek out Jason, to see what he is doing and because I am curious to see how he is keeping himself busy when n9t helping with clean up or rebuilding. When I arrive at his door, I will offera loud but not too hard of a knock.
Somewhat absent mindedly, I'll let Thomas in before wandering back to the end table I've been working on.
"Hey there, I've been working on that badge I promised, should have it done before morning. Made a guess on what you might want it to look like, what do you think?"
I'll hold up a partly finished silver cross. "I seem to recall you mentioning you are a mormon. I don't know what conclusions you've reached about god in this world, but this seemed appropriate as a symbol of where you come from if nothing else."
"If you don't like it, I can make it look like something else. I suggest something simple if you want it to be recognizable, I'm new to making jewelry."
Out of Character: Badge of Valor: 3/day, activate to grant allies in 60' +2 vs next fear or charm save, OR activate to enhance the bonus granted by Inspire Courage bardic song by 1. It is part of a set called the Regalia of the Hero that is pretty powerful taken together, it may be worth looking into making the other pieces at a later time.
Edited: daishain on 2nd Jan, 2018 - 12:29am
Considering it I will offer this, "A cross is a good start, as it is a general symbol of Christianity, though from a Mormon's perspective we don't so much celebrate his death as we do his resurrection as well put emphasis on his time in the garden… so we don't really use that symbol so much ourselves." I will very clearly show I'm not upset by the choice, as it was understandable in many ways.
Not wishing to discourage him or to have him completely redo it though I will also offer this, "I will suggestion a variant design, feeling a connection with imagery of the sun and light, as well the Celtic Cross… perhaps center a circle of silver over where the two lines of the cross meet?" I felt it was a design that could still be seen as fairly simple yet more personal.
Out of Character: Definitely sounds like a nice way of progressing things.
Edited: Thomaslee on 2nd Jan, 2018 - 1:38am
"Oh, yeah, I seem to recall something about that."
"The people who taught me would say it isn't so much a celebration of his death as his victory over death and mankind's sins. Personally, I found the whole thing rather surreal."
I nod, "But in any case, I can certainly do a celtic cross. I'm a bit more partial to that design myself, not least because I have a little of that heritage in my family. Just please don't ask for tiny scrollwork all up and down the thing. Fair enough?"
"Or perhaps there is something else I could do?"