Vogh has quite a distance to walk, and the sun has faded fast to barely an orange glow on the horizon. But she makes it to the famous Delver’s Square and enters the Ghostly Minstrel.

An inn, a pub, and a restaurant all in one, the Ghostly Minstrel is the adventurer’s meeting place of choice. It has earned a reputation as the central feature of Delver’s Square and the focal point in the world of the delvers who plumb the depths below the city.

On its second and third floors, the inn has a total of thirty guest rooms. A night’s stay at the Ghostly Minstrel costs either 5 sp, 7 sp, 1 gp, or 2 gp, depending on the room’s size and location. Keeping a horse overnight in the stables behind the inn costs an additional 5 sp.

Tellith, a pretty young woman with reddish-brown hair is working the front desk when Vogh enters.

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Vogh
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Before entering the place Vogh finds a nice hidden place to make up a disguise.  Nothing to elaborate, but enough to change her over all look from when she had met Sala the last time.

Striding into the pub Vogh moved with finesse to the counter where the woman awaited her.  Excuse me miss I am here seeking someone about a job.  Who would I need to talk to?

09:55, Today: Vogh rolled 24 using 1d20+13. Disguise

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Tellith
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“Well hello and welcome to the Ghostly Minstrel. I’m Tellith, the manager, and you would talk to me. But we’re very busy tonight. If you could come back in the morning that would be a much better time to discuss. Did you want a table or room tonight?”

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Vogh
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Well, hello Tellith pleased to meet you.  I will see about coming back in the morning.  I think I would like to have a table and a room actually.  Is there any entertainment tonight?  Vogh asks as she studies the woman and looks into the place to see how it looks inside.

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The taproom has a minstrel named Tarin Ursalatao performing and entertaining customers. Tarin is an amazing draw, particularly to the female clientele—he has a magnetic sort of charm in addition to his fabulous good looks.

Tonight is no exception. The tables and booths are all packed.

Tellith says they do have a room available but Vogh must pay for the night ahead of time because there is so much demand.

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Vogh
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Hearing the name Talin, Vogh smiles and great memories are brought back of the fine specimen.  Yes I would definitely like to have a room.  I will take the best one you have available.  Can I get a seat close to the stage please?

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Tellith
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Absolutely. Two thrones (gold) and you’ll have one of our finest rooms. You might have a fight to get closest.

She smiles politely and takes Voghs coin.

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Vogh
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Vogh hands over the 2 gold and an extra 2 for a close seat.  Vogh is certain the manager can get it for her with enough gold offered.

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Tellith takes the two gold and motions for Vogh to follow her.

She goes to the front most table and speaks quickly to the patrons there, a human man and woman. Vogh sees the red haired woman drop a throne on their table and they happily give up their seat and head through the crowd to the bar. Now the beautiful woman has the table all to herself.

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With a smile to the couple that gave up their seat for her, Vogh takes her seat and orders a nice fruity wine and some bread and cheese. Then she settles in to enjoy the show.

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Talin is regaling the crowd with a thick bodied guitar while singing several tunes common to the area.

Many of the patrons longer into the drink than others are singing along loudly.

Most everyone is having a good time.

The Bard occasionally does a hand flourish and throws Sparks into the air, or produces a flower to hand to a beautiful lass that disappears into the air.

Platinum Imperial coins are dragons
gold pieces are thrones.
Silver pieces are shields (although slang terms include “shinies” and “moons”).
Copper pieces are pennies (also known as “jennies,” “bobs,” or “jacks”).

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The room is getting along pretty well it seemed and Talin was playing marvelously.  He had a charm about him of course and he was using minor spells to woo the crowd.  Vogh decided to join in the festivities and cast a simple spell of her own.  She cast a grand image of men and women dressed in ball attire dancing among the tables and the clientele. The images danced to the music and the tunes Talin was playing.  It was quite a performance indeed.

Vogh at one point even tossed Talin quite the smile and a lick of her lips as he had made eye contact with her.  She was in disguise, but it was one of a pretty young lassie.  Her hair not the stark black as before, was now a playful blonde with curls.  Her attire was that of a high class, but not noble though as that would be hard to copy and play off.

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A few people stood on alarm at the appearance of then images but quickly calmed realizing their playful nature along with the performance.

Everyone was clapping along to the fast tunes Talin was strumming out and watched both he and the conjured images.

A handful of couples stood and joined the illusions in playful dance and the whole crowd was roaring with laughter, clapping and music.

As the night wore on Talin slowed down the pace and brought the volume down. He seamlessly switched to a small harp and his fingers make the strings twinkle.

The room was filled with a calming air that lifted everyone’s spirits and lightened their hearts.

Many headed upstairs to rooms and others left for home. A few had to be roused from their tables and politely helped upstairs or outside.

As the middle of the night approached the common room emptied.

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Once things were calm and most the people had left, Vogh clapped her hands to Talin when he looked at her.  She had enjoyed his playing and so did many others.  Vogh”s spells added playfulness to the whole thing as well.  It was a good night indeed and she hoped it would be better soon.

That was some fine playing Talin.  She said to the man as he strummed on the harp softly.  What did you think of the dancers that joined in the merriment?  I thought it was a nice touch.

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As did i lass. as did i.

He carefully packs away his instruments as he speaks to Vogh.

You’re the last to leave pretty. What has you staying so late?

He flashes that impossibly charming smile at her as he finishes his packing and stands addressing Vogh.

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Vogh fake blushes at the ‘pretty’ comment and says, I wanted to have a chance to talk with you after you were done.  I hope that that is okay?  You played so well I had to see with whom you studied under.  I also have a room here, matter of fact it is one of the best.  Care to join me and we can talk there?

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“Oh, no one in particular beautiful. I’ve traveled extensively and lived a long life learning many things… But of course I would be happy to join you.”

He lifts his hand and asks for another bottle of the same wine Vogh had sitting on the table. He accepted that and two glasses and followed Vogh where she led.

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Vogh led the man up to her room.   Once inside she took a look around at the place examining the interior to ensure they were not only along, but that it was secure.  Excuse me while I slip into something a little more comfortable will you.  She went behind a changing wall and began to dismantle her disguise and placed things where they would normally be, she then walked back around the wall and said, so what do you think?  Her voice returned to her normal one as well.  Course it had been probably 5 years since they last saw each other, but she doubted he would have forgotten.

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Talin rocks back on his heels.

“Vogh…? I haven’t seen you in years…” He chuckles out loud “Why the disguise?”

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With a giggle of her own, Vogh says, I am being secretive because I am on a scouting mission.  I am looking for someone and they told be about meeting Tellith to give her information.  What do you know about her?  I was just going to give her some information,
but when I heard you were performing here tonight, I had to stay and get reacquainted.
  She said the last bit with a grin.

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“Oh, not much. She pays me some coin to entertain the crowds. Tellith runs the inn while Zade runs the bar. Her father manages a theater, or something, in Oldtown.”

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Vogh curled up on the divan next to Talin and poured the wine into the two glasses he brought up with him.  Have you ever heard of a woman named Sala by chance?

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“No. The name doesn’t ring a bell, but there are thousands of beings in Ptolus!”

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This is true.  She said and then took a long sip from her wine as she eyed Talin and slowly untied her blouse.

This would be the fade to black moment……

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The morning dawns but barely as the duo awakens to the sound of hard falling rain beating against the window and roof. Talin stretches in the bed and turns over to embrace Vogh.

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Vogh stirs as Talin rolls over to embrace her.  She gives a feint moan and opens her eyes to see him.  Looks like the weather has turned for the worse.  Might have to stay in bed all day, what a shame.. said with a pout.

Where are you off to on your next adventure?  I just returned myself after a year away from Ptolus.

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“I just came in from off the road too. The ghostly minstrel has been making me enough coin to keep me rooted for a little while.”

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Well, since we will be here for a while, would you mind meeting again soon?  Vogh shot him a disarming smile.  It was an honest request and not one in which she was just looking for a night like last night, though that too would be nice.  She genuinely liked him and he was of the same heart or at least she thought so.  I really must be going now though, as I told you I am on a tiny mission so to say. She crawled out of bed pulling the blanket along with her to cover her naked body up, she was a modest type even if he had just been naked next to her.  She moved to the changing wall and began to put on the same costume as before.

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Im here almost every night. Come by anytime.

He watches Vogh dress with a smile that didn’t leave his face.

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Vogh finishes with her dressing and moves over to give Talin a long kiss and then a she heads out the door, she says, I just had the room for the night so you may have to go at some point, unless you get to choose a free room?  If so, why not keep this one and I will see you this evening.  With that she heads out the door and back to the front desk to Tallith.

Greetings again.  I was talking with Talin and I brought up a name to him to see if he knew it.  He didn’t, but I thought you might help me.  I am looking for a woman by the name of Sala.

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Yes’m. I know of her. She doesn’t come here as much as she used to but she’s around often enough.

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I’d like to have a word with her about something, any idea when she usually comes by?  It is a rather delicate matter.  Vogh says with a worried look on her face.

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I’m sorry miss but I don’t know at all. She’s usually around every week or so and it’s been a few days since I’ve seen her, so maybe it will be soon? If i may have your name i can tell her you’re looking for her. Will you be staying here again so I can tell her your room number?

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Thank you very much, actually you can give her a message.  Vogh was here with information regarding Inlios.  After further investigation including searching his premises, nothing can be found that could link Inlios to the manufacturing of magical items.

As for staying, I will not sorry, but thank you for your hospitality.  Vogh stated and then left the premises.

ooc: Is there a place by that I can spy on this establishment easily?

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Tellith’s eyebrows climb into the air with the statements and watched Vogh, in disguise, leave the common room.

There are tons of buildings and hiding locations. You’ll have to be more specific. big city! 🙂 Do you want someplace you can stick to for hours or days on end?

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Yes somewhere I can watch for days if I have too.

Are you going to update Bloodstone game?  Not sure if it is your turn or not.  Was just wondering.

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I’m going to have to look around the area. Do you have access to any maps in the player’s guide? You can look on there and see some building that might make sense. I’ll give you bonus XP if you develop information about the building and it’s proprietor! 😀 If not I’ll add a map asap.

The easiest way for you to spy would be adopt yet another disguise and just hang out in the inn/tavern common room.

Bloodstone: We’re waiting on other players but I can update for them if I have to. Let me check on it.

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Okay I will look at the guide!  If there is nothing I will come up with something.  An inn of some kind would be most helpful as I would like a place to stay besides with Talin nightly that is.

Also you are right, it is others turn!!  I checked after I typed.

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Another inn probably wouldn’t be right across the street. Wait…?! you’re at the ghostly minstrel aren’t you? that’s in delvers square and every single building there is named. read about it in the guide.

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There is a building that is between Outfitter’s and Potter’s that isn’t labeled.  I will call it the Halfway House.  Where the Ghostly Minstrel caters to adventurers, this Inn and Tavern caters to caravans members that make deliveries to other cities.  The owner is a man named Bragam Stag a former caravan runner whom bought the place from a wealthy Noble a year after the underground was found.  The noble was tired of all the noise and wanted to move to a better locale.  Bragam named the place the Wagon Wheel.  It is a two story building with stables in the rear of the place which he had built to support his clientele.  There are 20 small normal rooms, nothing fancy like the Ghostly Minstrel.  The tavern sits 25 and has a bar which sits 6.  A hearth was also installed in the main room a year back to make it more homely for the men and women while they eat.

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