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Badgerbold Cartographers (96)

Postby Augur » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:52 am

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As you enter the shop, you're amazed by the merging of two different styles of decoration -- medieval fantasy and 20th century commercialism. The walls are covered from floor to ceiling with well-kept wooden shelves full of handwritten books, scrolls, and even the odd stone or wax tablet.

Freestanding metal shelves are scattered across the floor and hold more modern maps and field reference guides in print, data disc, and data crystal formats. In the very center of the room is a heavily warded glass case (careful examination also reveals either TW or a more traditional technological security system as well). Inside the glass case are three pre-rifts atlases, but there are no price tags displayed, simply a sign that says "Serious inquiries only."

The shopkeep is a short (2 foot tall), lithe D-B who radiates magic. He is assisted by his family in running the shop. He seems friendly and displays no obvious prejudice.
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Re: Badgerbold Cartographers (96)

Postby Beltin Delhomme » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:17 am

Perception: 1d20+6 = 26
JIC: 1d20 = 3 | 1d100 = 80%

"Greetings" Beltin will say to the miniature man when he arrives, "My name is Beltin Delhomme of Heroes for Hire. I spoke to your wife not too long ago at the Haven. I believe I am expected?"

Once introductions are made, assuming that he is welcome and not immediately kicked out, Beltin will ask nicely for a copy of the security footage that shows a red-eyed version of himself stealing maps.
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Re: Badgerbold Cartographers (96)

Postby Augur » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:12 pm

"Ah yes, Thaleen conveyed to me to expect you. One moment, please." The miniature man-figure hops down from the table on which he was poring over a cartographic reference to some area known as "The Yukon Territory" and rushes off to fetch his companion. Shortly, Thaleen arrives and escorts Beltin to a video screen where she engages with him in small talk while finding the right time stamp on the video surveillance recording that corresponds with the incident in question.

Beltin can clearly see his own image in the video, but notes a few discrepancies. It's difficult to be certain of certain physical dimensions via video recording, but he man who is wearing his face seems taller than Beltin--perhaps as much as half a foot taller, appears a little more robust in physique, and is wearing a stylish, if somewhat weathered, black duster the likes of which Beltin has never owned. He watches as his doppleganger takes from a countertop the floor plans in question when Taleen has her back turned, and runs from the building. Moments later, Thaleen and her husband are shown running out of the shop in pursuit of him. A few minutes later, they reappear on the video out clearly distressed.
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Re: Badgerbold Cartographers (96)

Postby Beltin Delhomme » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:22 am

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Perception: 1d20+6 = 14
JIC: 1d20 = 14 | 1d100 = 82%
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"Hmm." Beltin muses as the video finishes playing, "if I am not mistaken, the culprit is perhaps half a foot taller than myself and has considerably more physique than the flimsy frame I currently occupy." The young mind melter pauses a moment before continuing, "Again, I wish to apologize for any inconvenience this is causing you. But if possible, I would very much like a copy of this video for my own records. It appears I have a nefarious doppleganger roaming the streets sullying our team's reputation."

Assuming they produce a copy of the security tape, Beltin will also jot down the team's radio frequency and suggest that they are welcome to distribute this frequency to any of the shopkeeps that the Badgerbolds may be friends with and if any member claiming to be Heroes for Hire patronizes the store that they are welcome to confirm their presence with the team as a whole.

Beltin will step to the side and convey this to the team by radio.

Heroes for Hire. This is Beltin Delhomme. Please be aware that I have given our team radio frequency out to Badgerbold's so that they, and any other shopkeeper they distribute it to, can utilize it to confirm the veracity of anyone claiming to be from our squad. It is a longshot, but perhaps might pay-off.

((Just need to know if they produce a copy of the security tape before Beltin continues his investigation.))
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Re: Badgerbold Cartographers (96)

Postby Augur » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:59 am

Thaleen is more than happy to exchange a copy of the video file in exchange for access to the group's non-encrypted coordination frequency.
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Re: Badgerbold Cartographers (96)

Postby Beltin Delhomme » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:33 am

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Perception: 1d20+6 = 13
JIC: 1d20 = 11 | 1d100 = 45%
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"Thank you very much for your generosity on this matter." Beltin says, graciously accepting the video. "I am confident that with this help you have provided, we will be able to locate the thief and deliver them to justice."

The young mind melter gives the cartographers a warm and winning smile. "And again, please do not hesitate to contact us on the frequency I provided if you need anything or perhaps have any other clues that might help us solve this mystery. I know your time is precious and I will let you get back to your work." Bowing his head slightly, Beltin thanks them before heading out the store, video in hand.

I should head back to the Haven, but I think perhaps it would be better if I collected the evidence from some of the other stores.... Simon's in particular.


(( Mystic Quarter - Simon's Shop of Uncommon Wonders (133) ))
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Re: Badgerbold Cartographers (96)

Postby John Altfeld » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:50 am

John enters Badgerbold Cartographers with a big smile on his face, looking around eagerly. "Taen, my friend! It's so good to see you again - it's been too long! And how is everyone in the family?"

I wonder how long it'll take him to notice I'm blue, now.

If the shop is empty, John will speak freely on the below topics, if there are other customers, he'll say "Is there somewhere a little more private we can speak?"

If Taen asks about John's altered appearance or comments on not having seen him in a year, John responds: "This was a gift from the Coalition. They locked me in the Devil's Gate complex and showed me some kind of energy coming through a rift. It seems to have changed the way I look, but left my mind intact, for which I'm grateful. Have you ever heard of anything like that before? I hope to one day repay their hospitality."

After the initial pleasantries, John gets down to business. "I need some maps and I know yours are the best. I'm looking for a general map of the American Empire and Mexico showing all current known major population centers. Nothing fancy, just to get an understanding of the lay of the land. Depending on what I see on there, I'll have some other areas I want to hone in on. And I know you have pre-Rifts atlases. How much would it cost to purchase one, how much would it cost just to look through one for an hour, and what kinds of information do they have?"

"I'll be looking for work as well, so if you know of a good outfit to join up with or other opportunities, I'm interested." John then lowers his voice, "And... a strange request, do you happen to have local architectural schematics?"

Barter: 1d100 = 16 / 32%
Perception: 1d20+3 = 23
JiC d20/d100: 1d20 = 11 / 1d100 = 85
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