Arrow, Thorwyn and Oskar sit at the table over a few tankards of mead as Gif finishes eating his third chicken (DUCK!) and Otadek sitting at the bar complains to the innkeeper over prices and suppliers to the settlement. It’s mentioned that Jhereg was last seen heading off into the wilderness and Grimaldi was encaptivated by throwing pebbles into the privy stream seeping outside the Sleeping Giant and has decided to “walk his path” exploring the world alone.
During light conversation Oskar proposes the following to Arrow and Thorwyn as Gif intently listens on [the following is a summary and MOSTLY out of character]:
First order of business, Oskar’s revised roster of healing is now Gif /Thorwyn (Oskar is so torn between the two) followed by his favorite ginger mage Arrow. I’m a healer and bound by my order to heal the sick and injured and must ensure that we not only survive but thrive. However, anyone else best bring their own healing potions!
Second, I DO enjoy the idea of establishing Otadek (the npc) in Phandalin to rebuild the Tresendar Manor on behalf of the party cough Arrow (since Ted seems keen on the idea of a wizard’s den, however, I’m certain Oskar is missing any of that). The notion is very reminiscent of old D&D modules where you have a retired adventurer establishing a manor/keep in some up and coming frontier settlement. We the party can take this on as an investment entrusting Otadek to represent our interests in the Wave Echo Cave/Rockseeker Mining Company as well as giving us some roots in aiding the developing frontier settlement. Also, Oskar sees this as a prime opportunity towards his missionary work by eventually establishing a local shrine to Berronar Truesilver. [EDIT] How could I ever forget this but the Tresendar Manor is the holy site of the Miracle of Phandalin where Grimaldi was raised from death by Gif’s prayers to Berronar Truesilver. Yes indeed, a chapel to the goddess is required in that lower storage chamber where Grimaldi was resurrected.
If agreed, we may each donate some gold towards the enterprise (the rogue currently promised Oskar/The Temple of Berronar Truesilver 100 gold to be placed towards the manor chapel) to establish Otadek in Phandalin, start the work in rebuilding the manor and protecting our holdings in Phandalin. Ryan can determine the total funds needed / ”requested” by Otadek as well as what the locals require from us to seal ownership of the manor. Of course we’ll be certain to have Arrow draft the agreement with Otadek and have it certified by an appropriate local Guild.
Third (and not necessarily final), Oskar mentions that Gif is growing more confident in his skills as a fighter and that the young goblin is encouraged by the party’s confidence by rewarding him with the Gauntlets of Ogre Power; a teardrop falls down Oskar’s cheek as Gif proudly swells up and shouts BARNAR! However, Gif’s fascination in the odd goblin music instrument Kazoo is undoubtedly intriguing. Perhaps there’s a bard in the young goblin long suppressed by his bugbear enslavers? Although the loss of Grimaldi to our combat line is discouraging, Oskar is optimistic that Gif and himself can assist in combat under Thorwyn’s guidance and leadership. Bards are renowned for inspiring their friends, driving fear in their enemies and skilled fighters in their own right. Also, someone else with a little healing inspiration can help tremendously should I falter in battle. I’m thinking Gif should pursue the bard path, however, I ask you [Thorwyn and Arrow] for your thoughts.
Gif lights up with a full faced grin and shouts DUCK! as the barmaid reluctantly brings another roasted chicken to the table. Oskar smiles in a sigh; Gif is a good soul and I do believe the goddess delivered him to us for good reason. I’m new to world beyond the North and happy to have companions, no friends in the both of you. He looks over his shoulder and chuckles; even old Otadek means well and will always be a friend. Berronar Truesilver’s blessing is truly upon us. Gif raises his head as the half chicken stuffed in his mouth comes flying out in a spitted burst BARNAR!
[ Best prove yourselves newbees! ;) ]