posted Sep 12, 2020, 11:56 AM by Stephen Pliska-Matyshak

Decitina 24th, Year One of the Reign of High King Ran

The "conspirators" have been in and out of The Rogue Spoon Inn several times in the last several weeks trying to figure out where this supposed shrine to Borgose is. They have met with no success. Munkustrap has been avoiding the place, but he may have powers that may actually make it possible to find something like this without a lot of trouble after all.
You have found that meeting at The Fiery Stag has turned out to be pretty safe...for the most part, though Reggot Octavious the King's Herald has returned from Tesalurk and the tavern is quite busy now that he has returned.
Perri Elastime: Maybe the shrine is elsewhere. At a brothel is a little obvious.
Munkustrap von Rumm: I know I said I would stay away from the Rogue Spoon, but I think I can call upon Lehnbor to show me what we seek if it is there.
You are all at the corner table in The Stag going over the latest visits results.
Rael Octavius enters The Stag, notices you all at the corner table again, and approaches.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Are either of you good at disguises? Apparently I am not, but I need to get to The Rogue Spoon.
Perri Elastime: Well, I haven't been able to find anything there.
Rael Octavius: Hello, all. What is going on? Still, striking out at the Spoon?
Fennimore: Welcome, Rael.
Perri Elastime: Hey there. What have you been up to?
Rael Octavius: Court, court, and more court. I need some adventuring away time.
Perri Elastime: I can understand that!
Rael Octavius: I guess your training may feel the same way sometimes.
Fennimore: What do you think, Munkustrap? Care to include another in our fun?
Perri Elastime: Nah. Training is fun. I still have hopes of hitting the King.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Sure, why not?
Fennimore (smiling): I can vouch that he shares some of your interests.
Munkustrap von Rumm: I need to get to The Spoon without being noticed somehow.
Rael Octavius: Being a goody-two-shoes?
Perri Elastime: Rael is a good one.
Fennimore (to Rael): I've seen you when you aren't being all courtly.
Rael Octavius: I have not seen you in The Spoon in a while, Munkustrap. What is up with that?
Perri Elastime: Well, you do like to follow all of the rules and look before leaping.
Fennimore: What was that sweet young girl's name at The Spoon?
Rael Octavius: Abigail.
Rael Octavius: Looking before leaping is called wisdom.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Well, no one was supposed to know I was going to The Spoon. My disguises are lacking apparently.
Perri Elastime: Or a distinct lack of adventure.
Munkustrap von Rumm: I'm not such a goody-two-shoes as I might appear.
Perri Elastime nudges Fennimore.
Rael Octavius: So you are trying to be very discrete at The Spoon? It is not illegal, just frowned upon by some.
Fennimore: So, we all have our little secrets.
Rael Octavius: Is this the City Watch thing about the scripture-pounders I heard about?
Munkustrap von Rumm: Yes.
Rael Octavius: Maybe Fenn can help you with a disguise and I can give you guidance.
Fennimore: I will help, but there is more to this than just sneaking into The Spoon.
Munkustrap von Rumm: As long as it gets me to The Spoon without being noticed, that is fine by me.
Rael Octavius: I am good at distractions, am I not, Fenn.
Fennimore: Almost as good as Majestic.
Fennimore: Tell us, Rael, what you know of Borgose the Blue?
Rael Octavius: The basics. Goddess of Debauchery. Worship is prohibited...Oh!
Rael Octavius: Today is supposedly one of Her feast days.
Perri Elastime: Really?
Rael Octavius: If you can call it that.
Fennimore: Oh really? That might be helpful.
Rael Octavius: There are four a year, each more vile than the last.
Rael Octavius: I think today's called "The Sacrifice."
Munkustrap von Rumm: Sounds troubling.
Perri Elastime: Hey, maybe we will get to rescue someone.
Rael Octavius: So, are you thinking The Spoon has a shrine?
Fennimore: That sounds like a job for a knight in shining armor.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Possibly. At least, hidden in The Spoon.
Perri Elastime: I think The Spoon is too obvious, but you never can tell.
Fennimore: Well, let's say I heard a rumor that The Spoon is harboring a sect of Borgosians.
Rael Octavius: They would be "celebrating" this feast in some manner.
Fennimore: A knight's attendance there casts a pall on their honor. So, we are out to find the sect and expose it.
Rael Octavius: Exactly.
Rael Octavius: Perfect cover.
Fennimore: It will net two birds with one stone.
Perri Elastime: How is that?
Fennimore: Clear the von Rumm name and complete my task with His Sneakiness.
Perri Elastime: Good plan. Let's leap before we look.
Rael Octavius: Hardly a need for a distraction. Just waltz right in like a certain bard we know.
Perri Elastime: Haven't met him yet.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Do you think Claricia is part of this sect?
Fennimore: Be happy.
Fennimore: I hope not. But, if it's happening under her roof, I don't see how she couldn't be involved somehow.
Rael Octavius: If she is, she has been really good at hiding it.
Perri Elastime: This is my happy face.
Fennimore: Perri, you always look like that.
Perri Elastime: See.
Rael Octavius: It's still fairly early in the day, dark as it is. We should head over there.
Perri Elastime stands up.
Perri Elastime: Let's go.
Munkustrap von Rumm stands up as well.
Rael Octavius having not sat down, turns towards the door.
Fennimore stands up.
Perri Elastime walks out.
Rael Octavius tosses a couple of gold on the table to cover the drinks.
Fennimore: Big spender.
Fennimore follows Perri.
Munkustrap von Rumm walks out with the rest.
The group exits the inn into the dark, blustery cold. It is only the second day of darkness, so it is not totally frigid just yet.
Rael Octavius: There have been a lot of darkdays recently. Kind of like what winter used to be from what I hear.
Perri Elastime -> Fennimore: Do we need to worry? You know...about becoming ratty?
Fennimore: So, we're just going to waltz in like we own the place and let the knight do his thing?
Fennimore -> Perri Elastime: I hope not. Rael told us that only happens once a month.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Unless you have a way to distract Claricia and the others.
Perri Elastime: Well, I thought I'd go in and have a drink. Clarissa seemed nice last time I was there.
Fennimore: She knows us all well enough and has always been welcoming.
Perri Elastime: Flirty even.
Rael Octavius: I can make a scene with Abigail while you slip in.
Fennimore: I was just curious if we wanted to try to be sneaky about it.
Rael Octavius: We'll all be bundled up from the weather.
Fennimore: No plan is a good plan.
Munkustrap von Rumm: I could doff this chain mail but I don't like the idea of being caught up in a fight without armor.
Perri Elastime grins at Rael.
Fennimore: Best keep your armor on. We don't know what we're going to meet.
Perri Elastime: Best keep your armor.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Can any of you detect magically sealed or hidden doors?
Perri Elastime: Somethimes I see them.
Fennimore: Depends on how well hidden they are.
Perri Elastime: Not reliably though.
Munkustrap von Rumm: If one of you can cast detect magic before we go in and concentrate on it without looking like you are concentrating on it, we might be able to find a secret door leading us to the shrine. I have to be able to see at least partly to determine if it's hallowed.
Rael Octavius: I may be able to make in easier, but still not sure-fire.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Oh, but another thought has occurred to me. What if not everyone at the Rogue Spoon is as they seem?
Munkustrap von Rumm: A fiend shapeshifted into a humanoid perhaps.
Perri Elastime: I'm pretty good at sussing out disguises.
Fennimore: I can tell if they're lying.
Rael Octavius: Borgosians are not that into demons or devils. The devil-worshippers cover that.
Munkustrap von Rumm: How about celestials?
Perri Elastime: I've never seen an angel.
Fennimore: I bet they are stuffy.
Rael Octavius: Definitely not them as far as Borgosians go. I am really good at seeing through deception. The Spoon's folk are basically straightforward.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Very well then.
Perri Elastime: Yeah, usually they want sex.
Rael Octavius: Pretty much.
Munkustrap von Rumm laughs.
Fennimore: They're in the right place for it.
The group arrives in The North Market where The Rogue Spoon Inn can be found. The trek through the thin layer of snow has been quiet as everything is closed due to the darkness.
Rael Octavius: Back alley or front door?
Munkustrap von Rumm: Uh...back.
Fennimore: So you're a back door man?
Perri Elastime: Fenn, that is an awfully personal question.
Munkustrap von Rumm laughs again.
Fennimore smirks.
Munkustrap von Rumm heads around to the back of The Rogue Spoon.
Perri Elastime follows.
The group heads into the alley behind the inn and bumps into Chet from the City Watch as they pass. He doesn't seem to recognize anyone or care. It seems like he just wants to get out of the cold as soon as possible.
Fennimore -> Munkustrap von Rumm: Close one, there.
Fennimore -> Munkustrap von Rumm: Good thing the Watch is incompetent.
Munkustrap von Rumm -> Fennimore: Yeah...Too close.
Munkustrap von Rumm adroitly side-steps out of Chet's way.
The group enters the inn through the back door.
Rael Octavius: Oh, Abigail!?
Perri Elastime moves toward the fireplace.
Rael Octavius heads in and around the bar, waving to Felicia as he goes.
Felicia: I think she's busy, Rael.
Fennimore takes a seat at the center table and begins to casually look around for possible secret doors.
Rael Octavius: What?
Felicia giggles.
Felicia: No. She's in her room though.
Rael Octavius rolls his eyes.
Munkustrap von Rumm takes a seat by Fennimore.
Perri Elastime tucks her gloves into her belt and warms her scarred hands.
Felicia: What can I get you...
Munkustrap von Rumm whispers, "Maybe we should just be direct with Claricia."
Felicia (recognizing Munkustrap): Hey...there. Long time now see.
Perri Elastime moves to the table and sits.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Oh, hi, Felicia. Just been kind of busy. You know how it is.
Fennimore -> Munkustrap von Rumm: What? Ask if you can attend tonight's sacrifice?
Felicia: Absolutely.
Felicia winks.
Perri Elastime: Hot buttered rum, please.
Felicia: Coming right up.
Munkustrap von Rumm -> Fennimore: Thinking more like, people know about the shrine, so be honest with us so we can help you or something.
Fennimore: Be careful with that Perri. Remember it didn't turn out so well the last time.
Perri Elastime: But I am so cold.
Perri Elastime: I'll just have a little.
Munkustrap von Rumm: I am sure Claricia has someone who can take care of that cold for you.
Fennimore: Then drink up.
Fennimore laughs
Felicia approaches with a tray of steaming mugs.
Felicia: Here you go.
Fennimore: How's business been?
Perri Elastime: Maybe, typically. I don't pay for sex.
Perri Elastime pays Felicia for the round of rum.
Felicia: Fine, really fine.
Fennimore: I expected the dark days would bring a bigger crowd.
Felicia: Oh, by the way, Munkustrap. Claricia never got to properly thank you for your help the last time you were here.
Fennimore nudges Munkustrap.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Where is Claricia tonight anyway?
Perri Elastime laughs.
Fennimore: Maybe you should get your thank you, big boy.
Felicia: Back in her room.
Perri Elastime sips some rum.
Perri Elastime gets a sudden strange feeling that something is brewing right behind her.
Perri Elastime: I haven't found anyone here I fancy.
A portal seems to be opening the doorway right behind Perri.
Munkustrap von Rumm: What is that?!
Perri Elastime looks around a bit.
Fennimore: Watch out, Perri!
Felicia: What the hell?
Munkustrap von Rumm stands up quickly.
Perri Elastime stands up.
Fennimore dashes to Perri's side.
Felicia dashes back behind the bar.
Perri Elastime draws her sword.
Munkustrap von Rumm readies his glaive.
Perri Elastime: Rael, trouble is brewing!
Rael Octavius pokes his head out from the door of Abigail's room.
Rael Octavius [Draconic]: Tiamat's Turds!
Fennimore: Quite an entrace there. You could have just used the door you know.
A wild looking man steps from the portal, cackling.
Perri Elastime: This is a nice friendly establishment.
Delgard the Deranged: Where is it? Where's the thing? Hahaha.
Perri Elastime: What is it you seek?
Delgard the Deranged steps toward the table where two patrons sit stunned.
Fennimore: You lost your thing? How sad. Especially in brothel.
Delgard the Deranged: Oh! They have guards. Hahaha. Weapons and everything. Hahaha.
Perri Elastime: Hey, you leave them be, they just want to get laid.
Fennimore looks around.
Fennimore: Guards? I don't see any guards.
The patrons shreak and drop over as if dead.
Fennimore: Oh, that's gonna be bad for business.
[TURN] Claricia Robert
A door slams open down the hall.
Claricia Robert: What the hell is going on!
Claricia Robert races down the hall toward the bar.
Fennimore: Hi Claricia, you have an unhappy visitor. Seems he lost his thing and came here to find it.
Perri Elastime: Trouble with a capital T.
Rael Octavius: I think we are going to need your help, Claricia.
Munkustrap von Rumm: What are you looking for? Why are you hurting these innocent people?
Perri Elastime launches a trio of magic missiles at the intruder.
Perri Elastime: Take that, slimeball.
Fennimore: You know if your soldier falls off after visiting a brothel, you really should go to the healers.
Claricia Robert: Possibly. It will be missing if he wrecks my place.
Delgard the Deranged [Primordial]: Ahh. That wasn't very nice.
Perri Elastime begins a bladesong.
Rael Octavius: No, you did it.
The patron nearest the door ducks out into the alley.
The other standing patron does likewise.
Perri Elastime: What a way to wreck a party.
Felicia ducks behind the bar.
Fennimore sizes up the intruder and fires an arrow at him, but it misses, embedding in the frame of the doorway. He then move around to be next to Perri.
Fennimore: Does your thing have a name?
Perri Elastime: Little Willy?
Paul (Fennimore): move and I'm done
Munkustrap von Rumm invokes Lehnbor's Vow and slashes at the intruder with the blade of his glaive, but misses.
Delgard the Deranged gestures and ice swirls around his body out of thin air and covers him like armor.
Perri Elastime: You want to tango?
Fennimore: This is a brothel, not a dance hall.
Delgard the Deranged [Primordial]: Hahaha. You are all the sacrifice. Hahaha.
Rael Octavius: Sacrifice?
Perri Elastime: It is the dance of life , brother.
Rael Octavius: More like a dance of death, Perri.
Rael Octavius runs forward and blesses his friends before stepping back a bit.
Claricia Robert runs forward and casts a spell at the intruder.
The spell seems to have no effect.
Claricia Robert: Damn it!
Perri stikes the intruder with her rapier, drawing blood.
Fennimore: Good one, Perri!
Biting cold shoots down the blade and into Perri, jolting her badly.
Perri Elastime: Ach! Mabs tits!
Fennimore draws his rapier.
Fennimore flanks the intruder and stabs through the ice with his rapier. The ice shatters from around the villian.
Munkstrap strikes the intruder with his glaive and gashes him.
A second strike from the butt of the weapon nearly takes the intruder down.
The whispering that is constantly flitting about the intruder grows louder and tries to enter his attacker's minds, but they all resist.
Fennimore: What was that? Did you say something?
Fennimore: You need to speak up.
Delgard the Deranged glares at Claricia and casts a spell.
Delgard the Deranged [Deep Speech]: You are mine!
The spell doesn't seem to have the desired effect.
Claricia Robert smirks.
Fennimore: First you're whispering, now you're speaking in tongues. How are we supposed to help you find your lost thing?
Claricia Robert: Nice try.
Rael Octavius moves up to Perri and heals her, then steps back.
Perri Elastime: Thank You! That feel much better.
Claricia Robert points at the intruder and a deep bell sounds over his head.
Delgard the Deranged [Deep Speech]: Argh! Bitch! You will die!
Perri Elastime attempts to leap over the table, away from the intruder. It is not as graceful of a maneuver as she usually performs and leaves herself open.
Delgard the Deranged stabs at Perri as she leaps over the table.
Perri just manages to throw up a shield to block the blow that would have certainly hit.
Fennimore: Where are you going Perri? The fun is over here.
Perri launches a bolt of fire that strikes the intruder.
Delgard the Deranged [Deep Speech]: Aarrrggghh!!! May the tentacle take you all!
Fennimore: I heard soldiers are falling off from some junk going around. Time for you to surrender.
Delgard the Deranged drops to the floor unconscious.
Claricia Robert: Who the hell is this?
Perri Elastime: Are the other patrons dead?
Fennimore: I thought you might know him?
Fennimore searches Delgard's body.
Munkustrap von Rumm rushes to check the other patrons to try to stablize them if possible.
Rael Octavius: This one is just barely.
Rael Octavius spares the dying.
Perri Elastime helps.
Rael Octavius: Let me check the other one.
Rael Octavius: Oh, no. This one did not make it. Poor guy.
Perri Elastime: Who is this clown?
Fennimore: Do think he came here to party? If so, he is quite the party pooper.
Perri Elastime: Did you find anything, Fenn?
Claricia Robert: I have never seen him before.
Perri Elastime: Is he dead or unconscious?
Fennimore keeps searching Delgard, especially looking for anything Borgosian.
Fennimore finds nothing that indicates he is Borgosian.
Perri Elastime: If he is not dead bind hands and feet with rope.
Rael Octavius: Hey! What did you just do Claricia?
Perri Elastime: Check him over for anything Fey.
Fennimore eyes Claricia suspiciously.
Claricia Robert: He was wrecking my place and killing my customers.
Rael Octavius: What was he babbling on about sacrifices?
Claricia Robert: Sacrifices? What about sacrifices? He was talking jibberish.
Fennimore looks around for Felicia.
Rael Octavius bends down to check on the intruder.
Rael Octavius: If he was not dead, he is now.
Perri Elastime: Hard to question the dead.
Fennimore: Too bad. I wonder if we could have gotten any sense out of him.
Felicia pops up from behind the bar.
Felicia: Is it over?
Claricia Robert: Yes, dear.
Claricia Robert: I doubt it. He was clearly a raving lunatic.
Fennimore: He had some purpose in mind.
Munkustrap von Rumm: How are you going to explain this to the City Watch? A man teleporting into your establishment and killing people. It won't look good for you.
Rael Octavius: Hmph. Sure, Claricia. What's going on.
Claricia Robert: I was defending myself and my customers. Thank you, by the way, for the help.
Perri Elastime: My rum spilled.
Felicia: I'll get you more.
Fennimore: The watch already has it out for you, even if this is self-defense, it won't sit well with them.
Rael Octavius: She is hiding something, but we all helped in putting him down. The Watch will have nothing to do but clean up this mess.
Claricia Robert: I have a business that requires discretion. If I am hiding something, it is for the deceased's benefit.
Perri Elastime -> Rael Octavius: You sense anything divinely off?
Rael Octavius -> Perri Elastime: Oh, I think I know what is going on here.
Munkustrap von Rumm: For his benefit?
Munkustrap von Rumm: He is a murderer!
Fennimore: This isn't as simple as him catching a venereal disease. He wanted something.
Rael Octavius: He was the "sacrifice," was he not?
Claricia Robert: I do not know what you are talking about. The Sacrifice is a myth.
Fennimore: Really? That's too bad, I was looking to party tonight.
Claricia Robert: He invaded my business and he paid the price. Thank the Gods you all were here.
Claricia Robert: At least The Iris, no offense, Munkustrap, were not here instead.
Fennimore: What do they have to do with this?
Claricia Robert: Nothing. Why?
Perri Elastime opens her collar and lets the scene on her left collar bone peek out. It is quite violent and sexual.
Fennimore: You brought them up. Ooh, I bet Majestic likes to party a little too hard doesn't he?
Munkustrap von Rumm face palms.
Claricia Robert: Majestic does not need any more recognition.
Fennimore: You can say that again.
Perri Elastime: She allows Claarissa to see it then hides it again.
Claricia Robert: My, my, Perri. Who did that?
Munkustrap von Rumm: Who did what?
Perri Elastime: It matters not.
Claricia Robert: Goodness gracious, what a twisted artist, whoever they are.
Fennimore holds his tongue.
Rael Octavius -> Perri Elastime: I think she is aroused.
Rael Octavius shakes his head.
Perri Elastime -> Rael Octavius: Really? That is scary.
Rael Octavius -> Perri Elastime: Quite a Borgosian trait.
Rael Octavius: Munkustrap, you had something to do here?
Fennimore: Claricia, we are just trying to help. But, if you aren't being honest with us, it just makes it harder for everyone.
Munkustrap von Rumm activates his divine senses.
Claricia Robert: I have my clients discretion only. Myself? There is nothing to hide.
Claricia Robert disrobes.
Claricia Robert begins to strut back towards her room.
Perri Elastime: Not everything is displayed on the skin.
Fennimore: Now you are just trying to divert our attention.
Claricia Robert: Whatever. I'm available.
Claricia Robert enters her room with a seductive glance back down the hall at the group.
Perri Elastime heads down the hallway after her.
Munkustrap von Rumm is not sure if it's his divine sense or his hormones, but something is setting off alarms.
Fennimore thinks about joining Perri.
Munkustrap von Rumm is pretty sure Claricia is radiating to set off his divine senses.
Munkustrap von Rumm says softly, "Wait. I think Claricia is not as she seems."
Rael Octavius: I think she is worshipping..
Perri Elastime stops in the hallway.
Fennimore tries to draw his thoughts together.
Fennimore: What?
Rael Octavius: Whatever Perri showed her really set her off.
Munkustrap von Rumm: She does not originate from this plane, methinks.
Rael Octavius: She is projecting.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Projecting?
Perri Elastime: Listens at the door.
Rael Octavius: Her Goddess. Borgose.
Perri Elastime hears groaning.
Perri Elastime looks toward the others in the common room.
Fennimore glances at Felicia.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Well, we cannot very well take the law into our own hands. I do not wish to turn her over to the City Watch.
Fennimore beckons to Perri.
Fennimore: I have an idea.
Felicia: You've heard the expresson your body is your shrine?
Perri Elastime shivers and comes back.
Perri Elastime retches.
Munkustrap von Rumm: Like "Your body is a temple?"
Felicia: That one, too.
Perri Elastime looks ill.
Fennimore: I think we should leave her to her worship for tonight. We can come back to discuss this when everyone has calmed down.
Munkustrap von Rumm: What is wrong, Perri?
Felicia: You won't find a shrine here because it is only here when she wants it to be.
Perri Elastime shakes her head.
Fennimore: You seem unperturbed by her worship?
Felicia: Be thankful she doesn't force it on everyone around her like the high priestess does.
Perri Elastime: The High Priestess?
Claricia Robert (muffled by the distance): Aaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!
Fennimore: Claricia?!
Munkustrap von Rumm rushes over to Claricia's room and tries the door handle.
Munkustrap von Rumm opens the door quickly.
Felicia smirks.
Perri Elastime follows Munkustrap.
Claricia Robert lies on the bed breathing heavily.
Claricia Robert: Come in, or not. It is up to you.
Fennimore moves up to the bar to talk to Felicia.
Fennimore: I'm of no use to them. Let them have their orgy. I'd rather have an ale and talk to you.
Felicia pours Fennimore an ale and set it on the bar.
Felicia: Sure. Let's talk.
Munkustrap von Rumm: You sounded in distress. What is your game exactly?
Fennimore: Does the high priestess force you to practice her religion?
Rael Octavius slips into Abigail's room.
Claricia Robert: Game? No game, just pleasure.
Perri Elastime: Looks in, then moves back down the hall.
Felicia: Me? No force applied for me. I just go with it.
Fennimore: Good, you're a beautiful woman. I'd hate to see you being forced to do something you don't want to.
Munkustrap von Rumm: I know who you serve, and we are not the only ones who know. You are playing dangerously.
Fennimore: Halflings enjoy our vices, mostly gluttony. We have a different view of sex than humans do. It isn't a forbidden fruit to us.
Perri Elastime sneaks over by the fire to sit alone in it warmth.
Claricia Robert: You are a naive one. A good deal of the Senate and even more of the court are influenced by Borgose. Resist if you care. I'll force nothing on you.
Felicia: It isn't forbidden. Some are just pushed the wrong direction.
Fennimore: Wrong? What's wrong with sex as long as all parties are doing it for love and care for each other.
Munkustrap von Rumm pulls the door and slams it shut behind him before stomping back to the main area.
Felicia: Love and care are just part. Pleasure and immortality are important too.
Fennimore: You can't get rid of something merely by forbidding it. It just drives it into dark corners where you can't easily see it.
Felicia: And then it is split and corrupted.
Fennimore: Pleasure certainly, but immortality? That's a new one. I suppose sex brings procreation and immortality through your children.
Felicia: No need to be in a huff, Munkustrap. Take as much as you can, when you can.
Perri Elastime hides, allowing tears to come.
Felicia pulls a pouch out from under the bar.
Fennimore: Munkustrap, Felica and Claricia are being most accomodating. Why don't you take a seat and have an ale.
Felicia: Munkustrap, this is the reward that Claricia was keeping for you for your help with the scripture-pounders.
Felicia: Is this paladin going to remain incorruptible?
Munkustrap von Rumm: What I do, I do not do for gold. Tell her to keep her it.
Munkustrap von Rumm: I do not pretend to be perfect, but I won't be bribed.
Fennimore: Munkustrap, the pleasures of the flesh and the protecting of the innocent are not incompatible.