WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby Narissa » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:42 am

Narissa shrugs, "We cleaned up inside, so who knows. Maybe someone will move in and take it over, squatter's rights."

"I am sure we can find a fence in Old Korvosa if we need one. I think that's were the black market can be found, but I have not tried to locate it before."
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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby PMiller » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:18 am

The sisterhood buys their bottles of wine, Visara wanting two for herself alone, and they return for an early evening at the bed and breakfast. The night passes uneventfully and they awaken early to a mist shrouded morning. Equipping themselves for the day, they break their fast and set out for this old fishery where supposedly Gaedren Lamm is hiding out with his den of pickpockets.

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By the time they arrive, dawn has barely arrived and the waterfront is mostly quiet and mist still hangs around the buildings along the wharves and warehouses the line this side of the Jeggare River.

The reek of brine and the stink of week-dead fish hang thickly in the air here. The old double doors in the side of this weathered building are tightly closed, with a drooping signpost hanging above. The sign it once displayed is long gone, leaving behind only a single short length of rusted chain.

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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby Gweyn » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:19 pm

Gweyn raised her head and sniffed at the air. All she could smell was dead fish, which was neither pleasant nor helpful. Her lip curled faintly.

“What do you think, my sisters?”

She glanced all around them, but saw no one, though it did not mean no one was about. Gweyn imagined that even in the early morning hours, some poor bastard was on lookout.

That was, if the group was organized at all. Perhaps it was simply the ringleader and his young charges forming a loose troupe of thieves. Then again, the pickpockets had been skilled. That was a testament to at least some kind of thorough organization.

She turned back to Narissa and Visara.

“Shall I change forms and scout around down the fishery? I imagine strays come by often, looking for scraps. I will not look too out of place. If I run into trouble, I will bark.”
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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby Narissa » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:56 am

Narissa hangs back in the shadows, alongside Visara and Gweyn as they look at the rundown facade of the old fishery. She sees the windows are dirty to the point no one can even see through them, in or out.

"Any lookout will have an advantage, looking through a spy hole or something. Those windows are not going to let us see what's going on inside."

"But go ahead and lope around, just don't start any fun without us, Gweyn. It will be nice to have all the entries identified before we start kicking in the doors and waking them up. With a decent layout, we can decide our best course of action."

"I am starting to feel... wet with anticipation. These little pickpockets are going to rue the day they messed with us."


The wicked smile on her face says it all she is becoming aroused.
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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby Gweyn » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:51 pm

Gweyn nodded.

“I am certain you will be able to sate your needs on our foes,” she said, knowing Narissa’s appetite for bloody combat.

With that, she drew back into a sheltered spot and quickly shifted her form. Where an armed and armored woman had once stood was now a dog with tawny fur and alert ears.

She trotted forward. Her intention was to scout the entire perimeter of the fishery and locate the exits or anything else of interest. As she went, she pretended to be simply a curious dog, sniffing at refuse and peeing on posts. Occasionally she paused to scratch herself with her hind foot and looked around her as she twisted her neck from side to side. Then she would stand up again, shake herself and keep trotting forward, paying attention to her surroundings as she went.

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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby PMiller » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:18 am

Going to the left first, Gweyn sticks her nose around the corner. A fifteen-foot-wide loading dock abuts the side of the building here. A few carts sit nearby, partially loaded with large tar-caked barrels marked with a fish-shaped splotch of red paint on the side. Double doors to the immediate south of the loading dock’s ramp provide access to the building’s interior, while a rickety flight of stairs descends nearly to the river’s surface to the east, where a second door provides a secondary entrance. All is quiet, no one in site.

Moving back around to the south side of the building, a slippery boardwalk clings to the side of the fishery, held together by barnacle-thick pilings that have been worn halfway through their thickness at the waterline.

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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby Visara » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:01 pm

Visara keeps silent as the other two sisters talk of scouting and such, as she peers at the old fishery. A wicked grin comes across her face as imagines collecting enough fingers to make a few necklaces. She had awoken this morning fresh and ready to deal violence, and test out her new strength and mobility. And what better way then turning the old fishery into a bloodbath.

As Gweyn does her scouting, Visara asks quietly to Narissa, "If there are more than once entrance, think we should split up like we did with that cunt priestess, or try to block one of the entrances?"
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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby Gweyn » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:39 am

Gweyn felt the slippery surface of the boardwalk under her paws and paused. Though she was closer to the ground and more balanced on her four legs than a human would be, there was still the danger of slipping off the boardwalk entirely and tumbling into the water. She wondered if the risk was known to the occupants of the fishery, and was something they counted on to deter unwelcome visitors and never actually used themselves.

Crouching low on her belly with her body stretched out, Gweyn wriggled forward then stopped. She sniffed the boardwalk’s surface, curious to find out if she could tell if any humanoids had ventured this way recently, or if it was relatively abandoned.

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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby Narissa » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:42 am

Narissa considers the idea of surrounding the miserable wretches inside for a moment, tearing her thoughts away from the coming anticipation of blood.

"Well, this is a different situation, darling. We had a good idea of the layout of that bitch priestess's sanctum, but here we are flying blind, potentially."

"However, there are two styles of approach we can consider. We could try for stealth and just sneak in the most unlikely of entrances and improvise based on what we find. Taking out people as quickly and quietly as possible."

"Or we can just kick in the front door and get the party started with shock and awe, catching the little shits still asleep most likely."


From her expression as her eyes remained on the fishery during the entire discussion, it is unclear which method she prefers, amenable to either option.
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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby PMiller » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:06 am

Gweyn doesn't detect any traces of smells on the boardwalk that were different that the odors prevalent in the area. Either no one has traveled on the boardwalk recently or they left no special odor.
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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby Gweyn » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:40 am

Gweyn rose to her feet and carefully stepped forward. Perhaps she was not exhibiting normal dog-like behavior, but she really did not want to slip off the boardwalk.

Putting one paw in front of the other, she walked down the boardwalk, investigating the entrances. She planned to lie down on her belly if she felt herself start to slip, hopefully preventing herself from losing her balance.
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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby Visara » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:03 pm

Visara continues with her wicked grin. "I like shock and awe. Still, I wonder if there is anything we can do to bar the some of the exits in order to traps them. Maybe Gweyn can tells us when she returns." Visara turns and continues to glare at the fishery in growing anticipation.
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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby Narissa » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:06 am

Narissa shrugs, "I don't think so, unless Gweyn knows some magic that will do it. Any solution I can think of will take time or materials we don't have if we want to act now."

"If we catch them fast enough, maybe it won't matter."
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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby PMiller » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:26 am

Gweyn's cautiousness on the slippery boardwalk is well advised and she makes it safely alongside the building's south-side until she reaches the rear. There are no other entrances on the ground floor level in the rear, as teh boardwalk continues to a boat moored at the back of the fishery. The rotten deck of the this ancient barge seems to be barely intact, its hull worn and thick with seaweed and barnacles. The barge is held together primarily by the layers of old rope that lash it securely to the pilings that support the fishery and the nearby boardwalk. A single wooden door leading into the aft cabin bears a crude painting of a red fish on its surface.
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Peering down, Gweyn can see a narrow space exists under the fishery, with about four feet of room between the floor of the building above and the languid, foamy river water below. Wooden pilings support the building and wooden walkway floats on the river surface along the other side of the barge. There is a small skiff tied off down there as well.
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Re: WERE: Ch2 - Korvosa: Fortunes Beware

Postby Gweyn » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:15 pm

Gweyn got on her belly and wriggled until she had turned herself around on the boardwalk. Then, proceeding just as carefully as she had come, she returned to the west side of the fishery.

Once more pulling back out of sight, she changed forms back into her human visage.

“There are other doors.”

Gweyn pulled her knife from her belt, and began drawing in the dirt. She sketched out the shape of the fishery, indicating the side door on the slippery boardwalk on the south side and the loading dock with its double doors and the rickety stairs down to the secondary access door on the north side.

She made a special note to tell her sisters about how slippery the boardwalk was, and how she had found an old, rotting barge and a walkway and small skiff below.

“Perhaps the interior of the fishery has rotting planks as well,” Gweyn said, reflecting on this. “We must be careful to mind our steps while we are in there, and not, for example, step on an old tarp that could be draped over an open hole in the floorboards.”
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