The Final Offer Rejected

Feldard glanced towards the desk and then gripped his axe and glowered at the young Radu. The boy thought a dwarfs allegiance could be bought! “Priest, muzzle this man lest I answer him with my axe next!”

Nicolai checked for traps etc on the box. He was also against joining the Veiled Society, although joining and gaining information which could be passed on to the Tribune or Duke would not be against his morals. For now, he was keeping silent. He found no traps on the box, and it appeared to be unlocked.

Maruc raised his eyebrow. “Gems? Jewels? How one can barter one’s loyalty for such transient trinkets.” He grinned.

“If we were the type of people to fall for such bribery, what pray in your opinion would stop us from rendering you unconscious, or worse, and just taking it? I don’t know what reality you are living in but its certainly not ours.” Maruc started to get angry. “We have just waded through over forty of your Veild brethren in less than a week. Even your assassins have failed to even mark us! You would slay us as soon as look at us! Work in the shadows and take what is yours? Oh very ethical! No my Radu friend. Even where you try to buy your freedom from us before the Tribune comes with the guard I would never follow a man such as you even if you barter your very soul to Halav Himself.”

“You need brave warriors you say? I wonder why? Perhaps your lust for power has beguiled you. You can wind up the peasants, but I can assure you if you think you can play their game they have been playing it alot longer than you. They have your society inflitrated with spies. They know your every move and lead you along as a man would lead his dog. You can’t even trust your own family!”

“Calm yourself Maruc, the chap was only trying his best to stay alive. He knows well who we are and what we are capable of.” Miklos turned to Antonito. “Sorry about my priestly comrade he is the master of the sermon. If would put down your sword and surrender to us we can put aside some impending ugliness.”

Antonito did not put down his sword. He gripped it firmly and nervously eyed the papers sitting upon the table.

The dwarf strode over towards the desk and pulled open drawers and such until he finds said box and he dumped it out on the desk. A small treasure trove of gemstones poured across the desk, atop the papers and onto the floor.

“This ought to make fine compensation to those wretched slaves we freed earlier. As for Lucia’s death, I doubt that it would be deemed even a start.

At the elf’s reply to Antonito, the dwarf nearly went red with rage. It wasn’t so much that she insulted all dwarves by her insinuation that he was ’stealing’ the gems for himself. But that she would consider the mans offer! “Oh his situation will change, alright. A hangmans noose can make quite the difference!”



Filed under D&D, Dungeons & Dragons, rpg

6 responses to “The Final Offer Rejected

  1. Rebuking Radu:
    Saeth: 10xp +10xp
    Maruc: 10xp +10xp
    Miklos: 10xp +10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp +10xp
    Feldard: 10xp +10xp +10xp DM choice

    Saeth: 2210/4000
    Maruc: 2120/3000
    Miklos: 2075/2500
    Nicolai: 1930/2400
    Feldard: 2040/2200

  2. Saeth Tegau

    “Well, that certainly would be a change in situation,” noted Saeth dryly, though it wouldn’t be one that increased her chances of employment with the man. Not that the thought of losing that opportunity bothered her all that much.
    “Did you bring the rope, or do you expect the guard will?” She wasn’t sure if she was making a joke or not, and hoped that the same was true of the young Radu. But she did have her doubts that the boy would hang by the Duke’s hand, not if the Radu were half as important as they seemed in the city.
    She turned to Miklos. “Speaking of, you did summon them, no?”

  3. Feldard (Dwf 1)

    Feldard took note of the sword still in the young man’s hand. “Think it’s better to die by our weapons? Then certainly, keep hold of your sword. Trust me we’ll be more than obliging to your request. You’d be just one more body to add to the count.” Feldard kept a watchful eye on the lad and should Antonito raise his weapon even in the slightest, Feldards axe would be there to meet it.

  4. Noticing Antonitos furtive glance, Nicolai turns his attention to the papers on the desk (after clearing away the gems dumped out of their box).

  5. Miklos (Mu 1)

    Miklos finished stowing the sword and looked up. “I do wish everyone would calm down. Yes Seath, the authorities are aware of the situation.”

    “So as I said before if we are to claim any advantage of the situation I’d suggest we either tie this man up and leave him for the guard. Or take him with us and present him to the Duke. Or the Torenescu… I’m sure they’d be delighted to have an audience with him. They may even be very financially grateful if I’m any judge.”

  6. Maruc (Clr 2)

    Maruc continued to scan the pages on the desk to try and make some sence of them. He still didn’t trust what the Radu would do he was armed and cornered and he hadn’t dropped his blade. Perhaps he was awaiting back up? Despite his situation he seems much less reckless that Zweis would have been. No, time was short here. Scooping up the papers he started to ram them into his backpack with half an eye on the Radu just in case he tried to stop him. “Gentlemen, I think we may have outstayed our welcome. We must ensure the safety and comfort of our ‘guest’ and provide him with a safe escort from here. Fortunately we are practiced at such things.” Maruc grinned.

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