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Everybody loves Gimbi!

Post by Jeishi on Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:46 pm

Alex, start off with a little backdrop as to where you are and what you're doing. We'll continue from there.
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Re: Everybody loves Gimbi!

Post by Admin on Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:02 pm

It's the middle of the night, pitch black outside and raining like the Niagara falls. Gimbi is happily humming to himself as he sits and reads through a tome on psychology, not paying any attention to the short fat man shouting out details of his quest. Or, maybe he was paying attention? It's hard to tell.

"There were sixTEEEEEEEEEEN of these fat buggers that attacked mah farm, and they ate the brains of all me cattle! Well, not all'a thur brains, but enough that they ain't doin' nothin' but drool! So, if'n ya wanna pay off me lettin' ya stay here, ya best be lookin' fer 'em!"

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Re: Everybody loves Gimbi!

Post by Jeishi on Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:51 pm

The portly gentleman stood, arms crossed before you. His anger at your apparent indifference to his demands is clear given how the red hue on his face continues to deepen and deepen.

"If yeh ain't gonna 'elp me then It'll be the road fer you and yer... papers" The last word is punctuated by his grubby hands snatching the book from your hands.

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Post by Admin on Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:29 pm

Gimi's eyes glimmered for a faint second as the man took away his book, the portly fellow's pants dropping around his ankles suddenly.

"My oh my. Haste makes waste. Of course I'd be happy to take care of your problem, but there isn't much I can do right now, you seee? It's raining cats, dogs, and elephants out there! Besides, I need a full night's rest before I can put on my exploring shoes with any earnest..."

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Re: Everybody loves Gimbi!

Post by Jeishi on Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:15 pm

[Let's play this out as a parlay (roll+CHA) Your leverage is they need your help]
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Post by Admin on Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:28 pm

+ 1 because of my Charisma.

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Post by Admin on Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:28 pm

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Re: Everybody loves Gimbi!

Post by Jeishi on Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:57 am

[For now let's treat xp as a +1 forward]

"I don rightly care what's it like outside! Dem things weren't stopped none by meh stable doors so what's stopping dem from sneaking on up in here and attacking me an me family - or you - in our sleep? Nothin strange none showed up in these here parts till yeh showed up. I think it's ripe time yeh proved ye's be part of the solution, not the problem - tonight." The man glares at you, his fear turning into a resolve of some sort. You can tell he has become very much adamant in this.

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Post by Admin on Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:54 am

Gimbi internally rolled his eyes at the man's remarks. Really, it defeated the purpose of him staying the night if he was literally going out in the rain, but that would just prove fodder to milk the man for more later. "Fine, fine. But if I come back sick from getting so wet and cold, you'll owe me a big pot of chicken soup and a warm bed for a tenday~"

Gimbi wasted no time in rushing out the door, giving no time for arguments. His cloak was pulled about him tightly, keeping his head especially covered so the rain would mostly just roll off of him and not soak into his skin. The chitinous armor he wore beneath said cloak would also repel any rain that soaked through the cloth.

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Post by Jeishi on Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:16 pm

Big fat droplets of rain continue their relentless assault on your cloak. While your visibility is limited to a few paces, the vague shape of the nearby structures coincide with your earlier view of the farm layout. To your left you can see the fences that outline the crop and grazing fields along with the chicken coops and to your right you see the silhouette of the cow barn where the man claimed his cattle were assaulted. A few beams of meager light can be seen from the cracks around the barn door. Beyond all that you can make out the dark swath of trees that surround the farmland.

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Post by Admin on Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:21 pm

"Well, I might as well investigate the site. Who knows, might be some kinds of clues. Prints leading in the right direction, or something to tell me what these things were at least..." Gimbi spoke aloud, as if he were talking to a friend nearby. He had a bad habit of that. Made him very easy to sneak up on.

With that, he strolled forward toward the barn, and slowly pulled the door open to begin searching the area for clues. (Rolling in case I need to. +0)

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Post by Jeishi on Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:08 pm

As you pull open the door, you're disoriented for a moment as your eyes adjust to the light. Squinting around you see half a dozen stalls on each side of you most occupied by idle cows, their faces slumped against their doors.

"Close that dang door, will ya?! You're letting all that rain in!" a young stable-hand shouts as he approaches you from your right.
While not as short - or round - as the farm owner, his features clearly define him as some kin of his. He sets down a large pail of water, its contents the telltale rust color of blood, and wrings his hands with a towel equally tinged. Tossing the rag onto the edge of the bucket, he extends a hand in a gesture of greeting.
"You that adventurer Pa took in last night? Names Griff. Any chance you seen something like this before?" Griff looks around at the cows drooping lazily and sighs.

[Roll doesn't really apply yet. Can use it on your next action but i figure you probably don't Razz]
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Post by Admin on Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:07 pm

Gimbi simply stares at the man's hand and.nods his head, not daring to touch something so disgusting. "Well met. I very well am he!" Gimbi replied, trying to change the subject. "I came in to check out any sort of evidence I could find on the strange occurrence that came about! Did you find anything strange or telling? "

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Post by Jeishi on Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:55 am

Griff notices your incredulous look and pulls back his hand.
"Ah. Sorry, I've been tending to these girls since the attack. I tell ya, I've never seen - or heard - of anything like this before."
Griff pulls you close to the nearest cattle and points towards two large lumps on the back of the beasts head. At the center of each lump a small hole continues to weep a small trickle of blood.
"We got 9 cows in here at the moment. All but Nettle on the left end were attacked. Worst ones had 3 of those... creatures on them, the rest had 1 or 2. Those things... they looked like armadillos but with wings and red colored! Like flying fat sausages!" Griff shudders for a moment, the retelling frightening him once more.
He shakes his head and continues his tale, his words hesitant at first.
"I uhh... I came in to make sure the roof wasn't leaking again given the rain being so fierce and all... anyway, i came in and it was all much quieter than normal. So i went over and lit the lamp to see what the matter was when i saw them. They were all over their heads! I thought they were some growth at first but when i got close i saw it moving! I jumped back and uhh.. Well, it's embarrassing to admit but i couldnt help but scream. That's when they all started flapping their awful fleshy wings and starting plopping off their heads. They all started coming at me so i dove out the door and ran back to the house. Last i saw they flew were flying out the barn doors. I didn't catch which way they went, I was so afraid I just needed out of there fast like. Nothing wrong with that, right? Pa says there ain't no shame in running if it's to keep you alive." Griff looks at you earnestly, looking for some confirmation to ease his guilty conscience.
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Post by Admin on Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:19 pm

"Dreadful, absolutely dreadful! I would probably have (not) run, too! They sound disgusting!" Gimbi mocked a shudder of his own. "Well, I suppose I may as well take a quick look at these hemorrhaging heifers and see if I know of anything with this sort of bite..." (If I need to roll a Spout Lore, I have +2)

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Post by Jeishi on Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:38 pm

You examine the scene and piece together enough to identify the assailants as some form of bloodfly albiet an especially nasty variant. They have a hard carapace and wings similar to a bat. As their name suggests, they feed on blood thru a single proboscis that extends from their underside. They latch onto their victim and drain its blood. Once they become engorged with blood, they detach and fly off to a secluded place to digest. You surmise this particular attack was devastating to the cows due to the lack of blood reaching their brains. You've never heard of such an incident occuring let alone a whole swarm behaving in such a similar pattern.
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Post by Admin on Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:28 pm

"Hmmm, this is quite the case I've got on my hands! I've heard of these types of creatures before, but never knew them to act in such a manner. My guess is something has either changed in their environment to affect them, or there is a person or creature responsible! " Gimbi exclaimed triumphantly, before turning heel and beginning to storm out without waiting for a reply. If he wasn't stopped, he would head straight out the batn and in the directly the barndoor faced, down the road.

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Re: Everybody loves Gimbi!

Post by Jeishi on Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:57 pm

[Haha you have a destination in mind or you just high tailing it out of there?]
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Post by Admin on Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:25 pm

Gimbi is trying to just go wherever he thinks it's most logical to have come from.

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Post by Jeishi on Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:25 am

You know that bloodflies often are found in damp areas like swamps, bogs, or the like. When they roam too far or are displaced they often go towards the tallest trees they can find and wait for the scent of damper areas to drift by and follow it.
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Post by Admin on Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:09 pm

Gimbi taps his chin in thought as he continues on the trail, keeping his eyes and his nose out for the signs of bog and sizeable trees. As he walks, he makes no attempt at stealth, his walking stick very audibly tapping upon the ground and his feet making quite the splash and squish in the mud puddles beneath. Perhaps he could lure them out this way, as well...

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