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 Post Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:28 am 
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Felix nods.

"What is it that you require?"

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 Post Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:22 am 
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"The nature of the task is open to negotiation, as long as it in some way benefits our business. There are two possibilities that come at once to mind, to which I believe you will have little objection. The first option, is to teach us how these 'extended release techniques' of yours work, to the extent that we can package them for other customers. The second option is to go to Aramsham's camp, just outside the city, and persuade him not to lead his fanatics to war against the Elene kingdoms."

"If you'd like to suggest any other alternative tasks, which you believe would also be to our benefit, you are welcome to do so."

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 Post Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:25 pm 
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Arkady barely raises an eyebrow. "Persuade?"

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 Post Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:18 pm 
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"Blackmail him, bribe him, kill him and replace him with someone more bribable... however you want to handle it. Use your imagination. As long as you can ensure that the war won't happen."

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 Post Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:08 pm 
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"Hmm..." Felix ponders for a moment. "Fanatics tend to be unwavering in their beliefs and killing him in any way that doesn't look perfectly natural or accidental could turn him into a martyr. If we went with the option of dealing with Aramsham we'd need all the information you have on him so we could come up with a plan that would seem even remotely viable."

He pauses for a moment, then looks towards the rest of the team.

"Before anything else, though... Anyone have any alternative suggestions for what we can do?"

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 Post Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:20 am 
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"We certainly do not want a martyr," says the voice from the darkness, drily. "If you elect to take on that task, then yes, we would naturally share with you what we know about Aramsham. And his... contacts."

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 Post Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:44 pm 
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Arkady says: "We could trade them a few doses of our truth drug. One to test, a couple of more for their purposes. It would be valuable without making them too much more dangerous."

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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:41 am 
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Felix shrugs. "It couldn't hurt us too much. Let's see if he'll take that offer."

Felix turns back to their host and makes the offer of a few vials of truth serum. Rapport role to try to strike a deal on that. Two fate points readied to be put on Entrepreneurial Streak and Laser Focus to boost or reroll should the rolls fail.

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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:34 am 
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Felix: Rapport: +4 Aide: +3 Roll: -3 Total: +4
Darestim Sales Agent: Resolve: +4 Roll: -3 Total: +1


Felix makes a good pitch, with Theresa managing to remind him of any little detail he asks her about; the voice in the dark tries to negotiate him up to the point of providing the recipe as well, but eventually an agreement is reached.

In principle, it is simple; one dose of Darestim, to be provided in exchange for five doses of the truth serum (five being the exact number of doses that the group has remaining) and the money that Sir Ulath is still carrying.

The exchange goes off without a hitch - during the process, the man's arm (thoroughly sleeved, gloved, and wrapped to the point of complete anonymity) is briefly visible on the lit side of the room, but it's clear that none of the people involved are taking any chances with their identities.

And, in the end, the group has a single vial of what you are told is Darestim - a most potent, uncurable, and near undetectable poison. Be very, very careful with it.

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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:58 pm 
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Felix thanks the sales agent for his time and prepares to head back out to meet up with the others. Presumably at the location of the cattle dealer Mirrakesh's place. Unless someone has anything further to say to the fine gentlemen dealing perfectly legal product or has any business they want to do on the way, Felix would like to head back.

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"Well, that went well. You're welcome for all the invaluable help I provided" Roger says jokingly.

OOG: Sorry been pretty busy with work and other real life distractions!

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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:34 pm 
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"Heh, it's no biggie," Felix says as they walk. "It takes a while to get used to all the weirdness and political shenanigans. You should have seen just how badly I was freaking out when I first woke up."

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 Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:14 am 
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Mirrakesh the Cattle Dealer (a.k.a. Sir Perraine) greets the group pleasantly and brings you inside his house. Sir Sparhawk and his group do not appear to have returned just yet.

"I take it your errand was successful?" he asks.

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 Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:54 am 
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"Indeed," Felix says. "Nerve-wracking, but successful. Now we just need to figure out what to do now. Go help Sir Sparhawk find the other method, or try and track down Martel so we can deal with him."

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 Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:31 pm 
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Arkady grins. "If we get bored, we can always follow the poison seller's suggestion of convincing Aramsham to behave. Who knows, Martel may turn out to be one of his contacts. It would be saving us a lot of time that way."

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