The Search for the Thieves' Cavern



  • A number of people from the tavern have decided to come to a new topic to recruit new members for their quest. They planned to reach the Thieve's cavern, to the south of Cythera. Getting there would be difficult, but members thought it would be worth it to retrieve Slayer's magical crystal which had apparantly been stolen by a member of the Theive's guild.

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  • A young and lightly built scimitar-weilding man comes to the small field where he heard people were to group for a quest. His name was Diochos; seeing no one else was there yet, he patiently waited.

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  • Slayer, naturally, shows up on the field. As he walks, the sun glints off the obsidian encrusted into his armor. He notices the other person in the field and speaks: "Greetings, I am Slayer." Diochos introduces himself, and reveals that he is here to help Slayer and the others on their upcoming adventure. Slayer responded by saying, "I'm glad that I am not alone in this endeavor. I have the feeling we may need all help we can get, especially if the thieves manage to unlock the secret of the crystal." Slayer finds a tree stump in the field and sits, waiting for more people to arrive.

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  • Shortly after Slayer and Diochos had introduced themselves Katze walked onto the field. After also introducing herself she grinned at both of them. "Well, I thought if you were going to a thieves' hide-out, you might need someone like me." she said with a mischievous twinkle in her eyes.

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  • Diochos, hoping to find out more about his comrades as they waited, asked them, "So, what are your stories? Has anything interesting happened to you?"

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  • A middle aged, balding man walks up. He bears no weapons. " I am new to adventuring and I can use all the advice I can get. I am called Quick Silver"

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  • "No, nothing too interesting..." she hesitates for a moment "... at least nothing that could possibly interest you ... what about you?" She smiles, hoping everyone will take the hint...

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  • Diochos, ever curious, asked Katze, "I'm sure we would be interested in what you'd have to say... besides, we're going to be waiting here quite a bit longer, most likely."

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  • Suddenly, Rogan came running towards the others. Quicksilver instantly drew his weapon, but was fast to put it down as he realized it was a friend. "I thought I was late" said Rogan and looked around. "I had to go home and fetch my other set of daggers and more wine" he continued as he put his dagger belt on, across his torso. Rogan introduced himself to Quicksilver and Diochos and shaked their hands. He then sat down on a stump, waiting for more adventurers to join...

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  • "You know, Diochos... if my past should be of any importance during our quest, I'll tell you. But until then..." Katze sits down on a rock, takes out her dagger and begins to sharpen it.

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  • Magpie walks over to the smalll party and sits down. "Don't worry i already know all your names" he grins and waves a hand of dissmissal at Katze before she asked how. " So we are off to the thieves cavern?" they party nodds. " And in search of what?" asks Quick silver. "Slayers crystal" Magpie replies "And of great importance it is to, no matter where it came from" Magpie grins once again.



  • Katze looks at Magpie suspiciously. "And how come you know all those... interesting things?"

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  • out of characterOkay... so we have Slayer, Katze, Diochos, idiotSavant, Rogan, and Magpie... do you think we're ready to go?back in... proposing same question

    "I propose we get going... it's already the fourth hour of noon, and we should start moving before it's too late. I believe we have enough people to complete the quest," Talos said.

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  • "I agree with you that we should get going! These are definately no ordinary thieves... they rem- there seem to be some fairly powerful magic users among them, judging from Talos and this 'Invisible' thing..."
    All others look at her questionngly. "Invisible thing?" Rogan finally asked.
    "Well, yeah, just after the attack on Talos I ran to the window, and outside I saw this spot with air flimmering, just like in the midday sun and -"
    "But it's almost evening!" Quick Silver interrupted.
    "Exactly what I said." Katze nodded. "Unluckily, Avatara and the second attack in the Tavern kept me from investigating in this matter."
    Slayer speaks up: "Well, so whoever they are, they-"
    "Hey! WAIT!" Someone suddenly screams. The group turns to see an about 10-year-old girl run in there direction. "You can't go yet!" she screamed. "I have a very important message for you, from the Tavern, from Moonshadow and Tycho Maudd!"
    Everyone looks at the child. "So, what is it?" Slayer asks.
    "Well, she told me to tell you that her investigations of Talos braought up that he's cursed, and you need to bring the one who cursed him here so that he can remove the curse!"
    "WHAT?!?!" Everyone asks.
    "Well, that's what I was to tell you."
    "But how do we find whoever cast that curse?" Magpie wondered.
    "The girl shrugged. "Dunno. I only know what I told you. Good luck!" With that she ran off, back to the tavern.

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  • Diochos quickly put two and two together and asked, "Most likely, the disappearance of Slayer's crystal is related to Talos's curse... it may not be so hard to find the caster, if he has some relation, or is even the same person, who took the crystal. The thieves and ruffians down there in the south are known to have magic capabilities; some are even rogue mages exiled from the Pnyx."

    The rest of the group thought for a few seconds, before Slayer spoke up, "Diochos, that may be possible... just as many other things can be possible. Unfortunately, we have no proof. We could say anything is true if we allow there to be no proof behind it."

    Quickly the party took sides with either Diochos or Slayer.

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  • "I would agree with Slayer!" Katze said. "This is not the work of an 'ordinary' band of thieves, with an additional mage or two. They are not as rare as the officials think they are, at least not since the discovery of Kesh..." she shuddered at the thought. "Anyways, they - whoever they are - are surely more organized than the 'normal' gangs... they're style reminds me of something..."
    "Of what?" Slayer asked.
    "I don't quite remember it... it's a story I heard some time ag, about a gang of thieves... but I can't remember the details." She rubs her temples. "Oh, I don't remember!! Something about the Dragon Fang, or a Dragon's fang or something... don't know, it's probably not important..."
    She sits down again.

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  • "Perhaps it would be best to ask around in some inns. Someone might have heard something about this gang. It will not take me long. I am called Quick Silver for a reason" Thus saying so Quick Silver melts away into the night

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  • "Well, if you people insist, I'll agree that the two are different groups... but we are probably not going to leave today, so I'm going to get us some food. We're closer to the forest than town, and we don't have much money anyway, so who wants to go hunting with me?" Diochos asked. An eerie silence ensued, and Diochos went off into the forest, muttering about "the dirty cheapskates".

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  • "The Cavern should not be to difficult to trace"
    "How so?" questioned Slayer looking around the place as if it was to be found near by. "Well every Mage puts out a small amount of magick that you can trace if you are trained, as i am. A bit like a dog on a strong scent" The others asked him if he could sense anything right now. To this he replied "Because i can't it probably means that they are underground or have some sort of smothering spell"
    "Tell us when you can feel some thing"



  • The night passed uneventfully for the group. Diochos came back about an hour after he left carrying a unicorn carcass on his back. It was quickly divided and cooked, everyone in the group getting a share of the meat. Since they were still close to civilized areas, they decided it might be a good idea to let everyone get a full night's rest. Rogan, the big pusher of the idea, gave everyone a free swig from his wine. Each found a good place to sleep, and snoozed by the dying embers... one would be gone by morning.

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