Last time on Ravnica Detective Quest!You found out you were Dicktrashy, Pie-Eye; self-made goblin and aspiring private investigator. You accepted a job from the merchant’s daughter Vela Zod. You agreed to steal back her green lotus medallion from her friend before her coming of age ball. You still sitting on her balcony garden which continues to set you on edge.We’ll start this thread nice and easy, Vela’s asked if she can do anything else to help you get in or answer any questions for you. We’ll also decide on appearance and we’ll talk a bit about dice mechanics in the quest as well. First questions and appearance, fire away.Past threads (all one of them): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ravnica%20Detective%20Quest
>>32281483I'll post as soon as i'm not on mobile
>>32281483Okay.>What we ask-How much is can she offer to pay? And we're paid in advance for that kind of stuff.-Also, she's required to sign a contract in four exemplar detailling what our job entail. And we'll keep one exemplar (at least) during the burglary.>Appearance:A goblin wearing a hat and a raincoat.
>How much is can she offer to pay? And we're paid in advance for that kind of stuff.“Three thousand denna upfront with another three hundred for each day before the ball you get it back to me by.” That’s enough for a down payment on a nicer apartment or to totally redo your current rat hole with money left over.>Also, she's required to sign a contract in four exemplar detailing what our job entail. And we'll keep one exemplar (at least) during the burglary.“Yes, yes we have the facilities for such things in the business room.”>A goblin wearing a hat and a raincoat.It is a very sunny day.
>>32281869>It is a very sunny day.A goblin in a hawaii shirt and a straw hat then.
>>32281888Are>>32281714>>32281777you as well?Should a take a break until it's about the time it was yesterday or just plow on?
>>32281919No, that was my only post in this thread so far.
>>32281932Solid, we'll keep going, were you here yesterday?Now rolling mechanics. You will shortly be asked to put some dice into some categories. When a roll is called for you get however many dice is in that category, we represent this by taking the first X rolls.As a goblin you'll have a starting mod of -1 Strength dice and + 1 agility dice.The categories are StrengthAgilitySkillHealthChanneling& PerceptionYou pass all perception tests because you have P.I. powers. Everything is base 2 except channeling which is base zero and you have three dice to allocate as you would.Channeling is your base ability to call mana and grants no skill to how you do it.
>>32282018I propose: +1 die in Health, +1 die in Skill and +1 die in Agility.
>>32282137That'll look likeStrength: 1Agility: 4Skill: 3Health: 3Channeling: 0Perception: P.I.*WARNING* A zero channeling stat will make you mana deficient and unable to cast spells without artifact assistance!
>>32282184What does Skill cover exactly? Any learned ability?Can we still activate / use magical items not reliant on being powered by the user?Otherwise I'm fine with >>32282137
>>32282240Skill is shooting ranged weapons and crafting things. You will know what you know.Strength is physical strength.Agility is movement and shanking people.With a proper power source you can still use artifacts yes.
I would like to ask her whether it's permitted to lift other items from the target. As long as we're breaking in, some trinkets could go missing, right? We know a fence...
>>32282318Is everyone else cool with stealing?
>>32282137>>32282184Perhaps : +1 die in Health, +1 die in Skill and +1 die in Channeling, then?
>>32282318Now that would be unprofessional.I'd like to ask more about security especially any of the magical variety instead.
>>32282330I'm not. We're P.I., not cops. We don't steal things that aren't part of our job.Anything valuable is probably too protected, anyway.
>>32282349>I'd like to ask more about security especially any of the magical variety instead.>>32282349>I'd like to ask more about security especially any of the magical variety instead.“The same as us here. Orzhov guards at all ground entrances and clockwork butterfly alarms in the balcony gardens. Her room itself has a law circle to stop anyone without a family token from going through. I have a token myself and you willl borrow mine should you wish to go through the door. Anything else I am unaware of.”
>>32282343>>32282137Calling a vote!
>>32282461let's do this >>32282343
>>32282461Right we'll just go by first vote then. Are you happy with the question's you've asked?
>>32282628Seconding.While I'm not overly keen on magic, let's not close off any options right off the bat.
>>32282641Just ask what happen if we get caught
>>32282685“Oh I imagine she’ll have you roughed up a bit, maybe posted back to me. We don’t get proper authorities involved as a rule.”
>>32282746>maybe posted back to meThat's alright as long as it's not in multiple pieces.
Brb going to vote.Proper post after that.
>>32283828Well that took longer than expected, sorry!Satisfied you have everything you need you head to the business room with Vela to complete the appropriate paperwork. Fifteen minute later you leave Spire Zod with papers in hand and task in mind. You know the Dabara family are fruit merchants but the product never touches the home, so the idea of using your shirt as camouflage to sneak in is off. The guards will be serious busness and probably too tough for you to handle, the clockwork butterflies will have them running if they think you don’t belong. The spire’s an imposing structure with fifteen floors of During the day most of the family will be out but servants will be there all the time. You have a week and a day before the ball so you’re in no hurry but the sooner you get the job done the more you get paid. The spire itself is right next door to the Zods so you could check it out now. Case the joint Check inventory Make a call Write in
>>32284184>Case the jointNow, here's the all important question.Have we met Krenko?
>>32284260You’re a goblin, you have twenty four brothers and sisters, at least two of them were a Krenko. As for the king himself, well you’ve seen him and you even play cards with his lieutenant Basko once, but you’ve never actually talked to the King of Foundry Street.
>>32284375Good to know.
>Vanish and lose your playerI guess I brought this on myself.The stone of Spire Dabara radiates the heat of the afternoon sun but you find cover in the shadow of a neighbouring spire. The stone is solid and the ground paved though the sewer system must go in somewhere, hardly the most appealing thought but if worst comes to worst you’ll do what you must. The guards at each of the three ground entrances are Orzhov as Vela said and have breastplates and skullcaps both bearing large guild symbols. The guards look bored but remain intimidating none the less, short swords and an expanding bolas on their waists. The lowest balcony is on the third floor but windows exist from the second and the architecture of the spire looks to provide many promising handholds. If you want to try and get in through the door you’ll need a good excuse, but a little climbing adventure might not be to hard. Check inventory Make a call Write in
>>32284659>Check inventoryI'm still here for you, I shan't let this die.
>>32284659[x] Check inventory
>>32284759>>32284816Checking the many many pockets of your prismatic shirt you find.1X Notebook & pencil1X Almost broken timepiece1X Apple (red)23X Denner’s worth of coinageAnd STORY POINT ACTIVATEYou find a sentimental item pick one One genuine goblin shiv. A genune goblin shiv is in no way different to a normal shiv other than its remarkable ability to avoid detection One Izzet Multi-tool. A device with so many uses you really aren’t granteed to ever find the one you’re looking for. It does do everything however. Mother’s shadow stone. Held in the palm the stone will make you harder to notice, the effect is magnified when standing still.
>>32284659> Write inObseve discretly the place from a nearby building's roof, for some hour. Don't try burglary during the day. Also, the custommer pay us more the later we give the item to her, so...
>>32284975[X] One Izzet Multi-tool.It has everything we'll never need!
>>32284975 One genuine goblin shiv. A genune goblin shiv is in no way different to a normal shiv other than its remarkable ability to avoid detectionFacilitated by its smooth, rounded lines, which makes it easy to insert into one's "rear entrance".
>>32285049Sorry if I worded that strangely, but you will actually get more money for each day earlier.
>>32285064>>32285092If I get no tiebreaker I'll go with the first vote.
>>32285165I was gonna vote shadow stone, but in a tie breaker:>Multi-tool
>>32285192Thank you!Ah your faithful multi-tool, not always doing what you want but always doing something, sometimes you think you’ve got it figured out but then it goes and surprises you again. It’s almost like it changes control scheme from week to week, that may even be why you managed to get a hold of it but that’s a story for another time.For now burglary. Make a call Write in
>>32285098Oh, okay. Then go tommorow night, after having examined the premise for at least 12 hour
>>32285299> Make a callAsk whatever indic we know what they can tell us on this house.> Write inDiscretly observe the house from the roof of a nearby building for one night.
>>32285492Making a call in a purely hose call sense that is, a portable verbal communicator is a little beyond your means at the moment. You feel like you’ll need a hand on this case, whiter that purely a material or informational contribution or an actual partner in crime to accompany you remains to be seen. Either way you know just who you need… STORY POINT ACTIVATE Wizik, your second youngest sister and now Izzet apprentice, her technical expertise are just what you need. Dario, human, local fence and all around scumbag but he owes you a few favours, he could get you some nice gear. Might be dirty though. Doctor Staris, Human allegedly you saved his Simic membership once after he was conned by a gang on the street you live, earned you a few betting but it got you a valuable contact.WARNING The option you select will cause the other options to vanish in a puff of logic WARNING
>>32285739>a few bettinga few beatingsFUCK!!
>>32285739>Doctor Staris, Human allegedly you saved his Simic membership once after he was conned by a gang on the street you live, earned you a few betting but it got you a valuable contact.Simic a best.
>>32286016Aright, no one else is around it seems.
>>32286142Yeah, I don't know where everybody went.
>>32286142I'm here, but I honestly have no opinion on this choice.
>>32286016Ah Doctor Staris, he might be a little crazy but he’s never shoved in anything that didn’t belong when you needed patching up. His Lab isn’t too far from the Spires actually so you only takes you about half an hour to walk there, the lab’s rarely closed what with the doctor only requiring one hour sleep on a regular basis. The spider silk curtain is cool as you push it aside get in to his cavernous clinic. The air is slightly humid and there’s a constant dripping sound that you can’t quite place. The Doctor himself is nowhere in sight which probably means he’s up in the nest of rafters somewhere, hidden by the dull green glow of the bio-lamps.“Doctor!” You cry upwards, “It’s Trashy, I need a favour!”After a short pause you hear the high pitched reply of your old friend “Oh what have you gotten yourself into now? Say there I’ll be down in a moment.”And I think we’ll end there because there no one's here anymore and I've grown weary. Alright lessons learned: Run when you said you were going to run, don't vanish and have better communication.In that spirit, thank you for playing have a twitter. I’m @CaptainCarthage and I’ll hopefully be running tomorrow. Watch your backs P.I.s and see you next time!
>>32286446See you around.