As you relax in the steam filled bath house on Tavern Row your thoughts turn to the division of the loot gained in the raid on the Ratman nest. Hot water and soap can remove the external signs but the internal traces of the harrowing experience remain as you reflect on the recent events – furious and chaotic running battles, victory and also loss.
Ridithan seems strangely quiet and in an introspective mood, while Brommall larks around splashing and joking with Eltas, however Eltas ignores him and is as quiet as Ridithan but with a haunted look in his eyes.
1000 xp each.
A thorough search of the chest reveals the following:
Silver medallion set with small diamonds 340gp
2 Dragon pistols
M/W Dragon pistol
M/W Heavy mace
M/W Studded leather
Wand (Rat Priestess)
Pearl earring 75gp
13gp (already taken by Lyle)
Scroll – divine, Summon Monster III
Scroll tube – 140gp & 329sp (this can be hidden from Ridithan et al).
Scroll tube – map
3 pairs of manacles
Gold amulet 200gp
2 potions (the same type)
3 potions (all different)
9 gems 50gp each
Gold idol of Lothian 275gp
Silver ring with large Opal 300gp (hidden at the bottom of the chest)
Wand (from the chest)
54 rat tails & 3 big rat tails
Looking at the chest Answulf says “You know what if we took the contents of that chest and turned it all into gold I reckon we might have the sort of king’s ransom necessary to have those priest at the Temple repair Tadic’s body and bring back his soul”. He waits a few moments staring at the chest before looking each of them in the eyes. “He was a good man…”
OOC: The only thing I didn’t have down was the ring and the scroll of Summon Monster. I’ve added the ring into the chest but I think Lyle has the scroll on him
Aye, I reckon that’s the kind of plan I’d like to be a part of Answulf. (Lyle smiles at Answulf.)
(Catching the eye of the others he says)
Gold be easy to come by if you’re talented like us and with some good friends you can trust, well … nothing more need be said.
If we’re in agreement I will get to selling the goods. It’d be nice to spare the idol for the honourable brother Fabitor if we can manage it… always good to be in favour with a good priest and his temple does look in need of something pretty… if we can’t afford to spare it… well I guess I’ll sell it to him for 3 times the amount its worth (Lyle beams a jovial smile at his friends.)
OOC: write it down on the sheet mate I’ll chuck it in to the chest. Honour among thieves I don’t steal from the group
OOC: You can get everything checked and identified at Myraeth’s Oddities, 5gp for a single Detect Magic and 110gp for each Identify; he throws in the potions for free. Tadic had about 1000gp (actual sale value) worth of kit that can be turned into cash.
Toridan Cran’s cloak; +1 Cloak of Resistance
Wand (Rat priestess); Cure Moderate Wounds (15)
Wand (chest); Shield (21)
Potions (Albino Ratlord); Cure Light Wounds x 2
Potions (Ratbrute); Bulls Strength, Bears Endurance, Levitate
The stuff has standard 50% value at the moment, Myraeth is a hard bargainer but seems in a particularly good mood he offers an extra 10% on the value of jewellery, scroll and potions and 15% on the wands. He won’t buy the Dragon pistols unless you have a firearms licence – which you don’t. He seems keen on the idol of Lothian and Lyle you also know that some churches of Lothian are richer than others and like to display their wealth in obvious display.
If you want to sell the weapons Rastor offers 10% extra, but also won’t buy the guns without a licence, Bull and Bear Armour will buy the armour at normal 50%.
BIC: Brommall grins and throws the soap at Lyle, ‘hey, easy come easy go, let’s get the loot sold and get Tadic back’. Ridithan nods, ‘I agree with you, he shared the risks, we should honour his valiant contribution’, he looks over at Eltas expectantly.
Elatas looks down, unable to look either of you or Ridithan in the eye, ‘aye, Tadic was a good man but he knew the risks and I’m not planning on going back down there – or anywhere under this stinking hole of a city. I’ll take my share and go’. He stands abruptly and grabs his towel heading for the dressing rooms.
Lyle sell it all to the highest bidder (I’ve updated the attached sheet) except the Idol. Let’s see what we can get from the church for that. Sell the guns on the black market (an advantage of our background) for whatever you can get for them. Eltas can have his share once we have sold it all. Also see what trade in we can get for the 11 Cure Diseases we are owed. We’ll need six of them but the other five ought to be worth something. Let’s find out what the church want to bring Tadic back on top of us trading in the idol and Cure Diseases they owe us.
OOC: Ben, I take it the value of Tadic equipment will be halved? Let us know what we get for the guns, idol and cure diseases on that basis and crucially how much than want to raise Tadic. I think we will be short but let’s see…
Lyle will sell everything for best price, but the statue he will take to the temple of Lothian where we hope to get Tadic raised. Lyle will attempt to use diplomacy and to get a discount with the following story.
My friends and I were taking a stroll when we came upon a squeaking.
We took a look left, we took a look right and we saw some rat men speaking.
Now being true of heart and maybe not too smart we decided to do some
Down into the dark with stinky old farts we followed those rat men speaking.
We stumbled and strode through all that mould with cuts and scrapes a bleeding.
Upon a chair in that rat man’s lair we found this gold a gleaming.
The rat man there, well they did declare that Lothian’s figure needed
Tadic did stare and Lothian was there and they did some mental speaking.
Now I don’t know why but Tadic did die protecting Lothian’s Carving.
So over we strode and picked up that gold having stop those rat men from
Lothian did talk and so we did walk to this temple to get Tadic’s heart a
So the long and the short of it is, <if>ve updated the sheet, Lyle rolled well for all his skills (20 on the Diplomacy!), I assumed Answulf was aiding.
Ridithan et al empty out their pockets and come up with 100gp, so you have 15gp 8sp 7cp to your names.
“We’ve done it!” Answulf sighs with relief content in the knowledge that not only will they be able to draw Tadic back from the grave but he will be able to enjoy a few more weeks of good food and a proper bed at the Ghostly Minstrel.
Everyone including Eltas will get their share once Tadic is back on his feet…Sat at a table in the Ghostly Minstrel we will parcel out the shares together so everyone can see who gets what, nice and fair like. Five small bags, first for Tadic then Bromell, Ridithan, Answulf and Lyle followed by a large sack (30 times the size) for Eltas. Assuming Eltas turns up to collect it of course. Won’t be easy showing his face to a man he refused to help…
OOC: There were some miscalculations in the spreadsheet so we are a bit better off than we thought. We don’t need the 100gp from Ridithan et al though maybe we could take it and Tadic could keep 200gp worth of his equipment? Ignoring the 100gp we (Ridithan, Answulf, Tadic, Lyle and Bromell) will each receive 22gp, 4sp and 4cp as our share.
I have attached the corrected spreadsheet. The reason for the miscalculation is that Eltas share was being calculated after things that were not his to have a share of were added e.g. things they didn’t know we had (but were willing to throw in to the pot for the raise dead) and Tadic equipment!
Rich, as always Answulf gives his share to Lyle to look after so add 44gp, 8sp and 4cp to Lyles’ character sheet. How much does that gives us in total at the moment (we had a few coins already didn’t we)? How many charges do we have left on the wand?
OOC: 22 charges and PP: 5 GP: 67 SP: 22 CP: 4
I have one potion of Invisibility, one bears endurance, one levitate. Unidentified from previous work before rat men I have 1x Small Vial, Leather Flask, Ceramic Jar