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msherman
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(4/7/03 7:12 am)
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Would Naquent send a second wave to Hommlet?
IMC, Dunrat and his entire crew are dead, and the party has all the artifacts. Would Naquent just write them off, or would she send a second wave of cultists to Hommlet to investigate what happened to them?

Rayal17
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(4/7/03 7:34 am)
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Re: Would Naquent send a second wave to Hommlet?
I think she might send someone to investigate, but not a second wave. Maybe someone to scout out what happened and if necessary, begin to make preparations for whatever threat took them out.

Trithereon
Here quite a while
(4/7/03 7:59 am)
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Re: Would Naquent send a second wave to Hommlet?
I agree with Rayal.

Cultist operations are supposed to be quiet and unseen but are by their very nature insanely dangerous. The doomdreamers will be curious as to the fate of their excavation team but they also don't want to attract too much additional attention.

Hommlet is a long journey requiring the use of spells or that teleportation room in the Inner Fane (of which only the elite clerics are allowed to use) to move quickly.

Hedrack might Windwalk Bethe and/or Victor to Hommlet to discreetly determine what went wrong and assess the repercussions of that failure.

Infiniti2000
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(4/7/03 8:07 am)
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Re: Would Naquent send a second wave to Hommlet?
I agree and disagree. She would consider the team lost, or at most try to scry Dunrat once a month. Maybe a divination. Once she finds out he is dead, she'll consider it merely a hazardous job and ignore it for now. They have far more important things to worry about at this point. That's why Dunrat was sent in the first place...he is expendable. I strongly suggest that you do not involve the Outer Fane any further, particularly with respect to the party. Let them approach the CRM without already alerting the Outer Fane to their presence; it will be tough enough as is.

If Naquent does determine that Dunrat is dead, however, she might obtain his body. She might not. She should plan to do something with his room, however, perhaps giving it over to another member of the Outer Fane, or promoting one of the clerics in the CRM. She wouldn't promote some high-level. I think Reokallitan comes to mind as he is only a minor issue in the Earth Bridge Complex and wouldn't be missed much plot-wise either. However, in the Outer Fane, he could have more potential, being the "gopher" and the over-eager "new guy".

msherman
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(4/7/03 8:30 am)
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Re: Would Naquent send a second wave to Hommlet?
Inifiniti2000 wrote:
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If Naquent does determine that Dunrat is dead, however, she might obtain his body.

Oh, that gives me a good idea to spook out the party. Last time they saw Dunrat, he and his entourage from the mill had all been killed by wandering monsters in Nulb, and Lareth had spiked their heads at the crossroads to ward off more intruders from the ToAC. When they return next session, which will have been a day or two later, I'll describe the bodies as still there, since wild animals avoid the area due to the presense of undead.

I expect them to return in a couple weeks game time -- they want to go to Verbobonc to buy magic weapons to fight undead before returning to Nulb. When they return, I'll mention that three of the bodies are untouched, but one (Dunrat's) is missing. They'll think he's become undead (Chatrillon became a Monte-templated-Ghast when they left his body at the moathouse overnight), and it will scare the hell out of them. :) Actually, his body will have been retrieved by the cult, and he'll have been raised. I think they'll probably meet him again, with a demonic addition and a torture-enduced raving lunacy, in the outer fane prison cells.

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