Research opportunities

airkshil

Artisan
If you would like to help us better understand our place in this new world and you don't have anything to do until the next gathering, please let me know either here on the dreaming or in private. There are several areas of research or people to talk to that would benefit us greatly.

Zen Mallowbrooks
 

Darkcrescent

Knight
Chicago Staff
Marshal
Perhaps list them here which you're thinking, as it will be simpler to see and assist if there is a starting point. Example, there are 6 guilds people could look into and explore to get something from this new land.

Seekers Guild
Slayers Guild
Magicians Guild
Aristocrats Guild
Merchants Guild
Militia

- Cass
 

airkshil

Artisan
Cass, good idea. Here's a few suggestions for things you could look into for each guild.

Seekers Guild - look for vaults or other items that could help the adventurers or the freedom coalition. Evodir's vaults apparently contain a lot of powerful magics, including the mist gate we used to come here. I want to know what else is in there.
Slayers Guild - investigate possible monster threats that may pose a problem in the near future. There are certainly going to be other threats for us to contend with in this land and the Slayer's guild should have the best ideas of what they might be.
Magicians Guild - investigate the capital walls to see what magical defenses they used to hold and how we might reactivate them. We might need to use those walls again soon and the royalists seem keen to break them down. I'd like to know why
Aristocrats Guild - see what connections you can make? (Someone who talked to them might have a better idea of what they might offer us)
Merchants Guild - identify the main supply lines Tilmere is using right now so we know where we need to fortify them. I do not want Tilmere to lose access to the supplies it needs for its people to live. Also, it may be good to look for alternate supply routes just in case.
Militia - check the conditions of their forces. How battle ready are they? Are they just conscripted farmers or actual trained militiamen? Do they have dedicated healers and casters among them or do they need magical support? I'd like to have an overview of their force if at all possible.

Here are a couple other random things to look into if the guilds aren't your thing. I feel like a library somewhere is good place to look but maybe there's a person to ask too.

Look into the guardians of other countries - what are their names and how do they benefit their people?
Research powers of evodir - we know that he empowered the royal family somehow, but we know almost next to nothing about Evodir themself.
Research powers of past queens and kings - again, we know that they were empowered by the guardian somehow but nothing specific.

If you have any other ideas you want to look into, please do that. This is really for people who want to help but don't know where to get started. Feel free to ask questions or makes suggestions here or privately

Zen Mallowbrooks
 

DracoIam

Rogue
The Solar Sickness plague needs looking into.

As well as the undead ick, figuring out how we can safely search and despose of bodies would be great. We know a cure disease potion will cure it in early stages. Perhaps having only one person touching undead will cut down on resources needed. Gloves may also be helpful. And everyone should remember to clean their weapons after fighting undead. And most importantly No Weapons on the tables. It's gross. I eat on those.

We need to find a cheep economical way to safely despose of necromancy items without tainting the land. Kallith has graciously allowed me to use his cannibalistic potion workshop for the potions we had found so far, but magic item disposal may be needed in the future.

- Gerty the Gruntuled
 

KyleSchmelz

Fighter
Gloves do not help with the blighted undead!

Liam
 

airkshil

Artisan
Locke is already looking into the Solar Affliction, which is why I omitted it from the list, but I'm sure she could use some help if people were interested. The blighted undead definitely deserve some attention. The magicians guild often take care of necromancy and undead in these lands so that may be a good place to look into that.

I also asked the magicians guild about a way to dispose of necromantic items but they did not have one.

Zen Mallowbrooks
 

Darkcrescent

Knight
Chicago Staff
Marshal
I’m looking into the supply lines and dealing with providing more protection for them.

Cass
 

Zihr

Newbie
I will be looking into local nobility and to see if we can make some connections with them.

~Zihr
 

Roff

Newbie
I’ll be getting deployed for a bit and I’ll work on gathering some more information for everybody on the status of our troops.
-Sargent Roff
 

Ragnarok

Scout
Marshal
Hrm... Perhaps a creature without a metabolism would be useful in this matter of disease ridden undead. I've been looking to do some construct research anyway. Does anyone have a construct scroll I might purchase?

-Beryl
 

Emma B

Newbie
I'll try to make contact with the Seekers Guild. I don't believe I ever saw them in town this past market.

-Ainsley
 

Kitaruen

Squire
Owner
Chicago Staff
I am researching at the library. And exposing the people to good chocolate.

Kit
 

Gandian Ravenscroft

Knight
Chicago Staff
Marshal
Unless anyone has anything they would like me in particular to look into, I'm going to research the armor we found in Fort Mirkworth. It may not have been magical, but I'm certain that thing has some historical or other significance if the golems were that keen on retrieving it.

~ Gandian
 

Darkcrescent

Knight
Chicago Staff
Marshal
Was anything learned or discovered late Saturday? After the Coalition came in and spoke to Baron Fairfax I and a few others left for the night. Any other request by them?

Cass
 

Ragnarok

Scout
Marshal
The Coalition dropped by to give us some payment for our help. I think Zen has a list of most of the things, but I think Gandian has all the actually stuff we were given.

- Ragnarok
 

Gandian Ravenscroft

Knight
Chicago Staff
Marshal
Correct, I have the rewards from the Coalition and will be posting a full list of details soon about that.

~ Gandian
 

Roff

Newbie
Zen, off the bat i can tell you that there is a combination of highly trained militia but also some commoners fighting along side. Soldiers do have some healers within there ranks but also have a lot of coordination with the magic guild with a lot of members encompassing both guilds and at many points the magic guild providing members to help out when needed that are not nessecarilly soldiers themselves.
Hopefully this saves us a little energy in our studies.
-Roff Aloutte rallentine starshine
 

Auryn

Newbie
I intend to talk to the aristocracy and the seekers guild. I am also looking to set up a teahouse for diplomatic negotiations.
-Auryn
 

Gandian Ravenscroft

Knight
Chicago Staff
Marshal
My last few weeks of research into the armor that we discovered in Fort Mirkworth have proven fruitful! Some of you may recall that when identified, the armor did not have any magical properties, but the way that the siege constructs were intent on its recovery for the Loyalists, I was certain there had to be more sentimental or historical significance to the armor or its crest. It turns out that I was correct.

It appears that the armor in question was actually very old, and is among one of the pieces of regalia worn during Erabellan coronations. Its sigil of a white wolf on a black field is actually a mark of royals from before the Guardian Evoder’s arrival, with this armor (and/or other pieces displaying a similar crest) being donned in the ceremony as a means of paying respect to the times that came before.

However, the most recent queen, Morwen Pennoyer, didn’t end up wearing this particular armor for her coronation, since it did not fit her more slender female body. Therefore, the armor was put in storage decades ago, and through some shifting around, was apparently misplaced and lost in the storage chambers under Fort Mirkworth. I do not know or believe that this exact armor is critical to the coronation process -- there may be others that can serve the same purpose -- but in any case, I will keep an eye on it.

Regardless, I think the implications of the Loyalists seeking it out is clear: they are attempting to assemble everything they can for a “proper” coronation ceremony for a new Erabellan royal. That said, our conjectures that the Loyalists have a potential candidate for the throne are looking even more likely, and since they were seeking this particular armor rather than that which Morwen Pennoyer used for the coronation, I would hazard a guess that their candidate is an adult male in order to be the proper size to wear the armor in question.

Others’ thoughts?

If anyone else has discovered anything of use to the adventurers or the Freedom Coalition, I would advise sharing what you know for all to learn.

May your Words have Power and your Memories be Knowledge,
~ Gandian Ravenscroft
 
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