Alright, with all of this, today's session will go by a little smoother.
Ngl, I've been feeling a little under the weather since my second shot of covid vaccine yesterday, but I'll still be running.>>145806
I'm going to give you the benefit of th doubt and give you a chance to correct that you were a bit less open about the operations of the Shadow Guard (the church really doesn't like it when you talk about their secret police). Your master, Lady Treldora Goldenbrow, is right there, and she looks rather glad that you made it back alive (followed by a look of annoyance if you actually namedropped the SS Ninjas and the Shadow Guard).
Tredora (female Aasimar in white robes; Blonde hair and violet eyes; halo blazing), the local high priestess, mostt prominent Cleric of Pelor, and Baker In Chief, does put a good word in for you though, and the Council is visibly impressed. Usually a gentle, soft-speaking, kindhearted person, the recent atrocities of the Red Hand appeared to have stirred some dormant rage in her heart (they don't call the Shadow Guard "The Burning Hate" for nothing); she's become quite fierce and vocal on the subject of Brindol's defenses.
Your Diplomacy check has been modified by your affiliation score with the Shining Light of Pelor, and it has been raised.
...And promptly droppped back down to what it was for associating with undead. Sorry :p
The entire council gasps as you namedrop the local boogeyman (the Ghostlord) who was half-responsible for laying waste to Rhest. They chatter amongst themselves.
"Well, if what you say is true, you are more courageous than I am." Lord Jarmaath acknowledges, humbly
Lord Jarmaath, a Crusader of Pelor himself, instantly seems to take a liking to you, despite your apparant age. He knows that Monks of Pelor start their training young. Perhaps you might have bumped into him, or even known him personally, since the Shadow Guard have some subtle relations with the Lions of Brindol.Tredora Goldenbrow's relationship with Lord Jarmaath is an open secret in Brindol; no one speaks openly of it, but everyone knows the two are lovers.
You see Immerstal the Red, who had been leaning against the wall with a look of bored skepticism, suddenely jolt to attention as you mention the great War Wizard Cromar, and confirm that he is dead. It appears that this news took him by surprise. An indiscernable expression falls over his face as you mention that you acquired is head.>>145816
The Coucil is visibly impressed by Artorias, if a bit perturbed by his ruffian demeanor. Some of them seem under some disbelief that you slayed a dragon, but Lord Jarmaath comments with a nostalgic chuckle that someone finally finished off "Little Reggie" in Rhest. You also see Kiliar confirm your accounts in the corner of the room.
The Brindolian Soldiers, particularly Captain Lars Ulverth (The leader of Brindol’s Lion Guard), seem to stare in jealous awe at the lions on your armor; apparently, relics of Rhest are highly prized in Brindol. Your Diplomacy check has been modified by the Ornate quality of your armor.
There is no temple of Bahamut in Brindol, but Lady Tredora assures the council that Bahamut's Order is a just church (if inferior to Pelor's)
that raises many paladins, and staunchly opposes the Cult Of The Dragon. She elaborates that this helps to explain the motivations of the Red Hand, answering questions.
Billie (human form, as usual) introduces herself with almost-alarming eloquence, giving a polite curtsie. the council stare at her quizically, before she helps herself to food at the table.
Lady Tredora, who ran an orphanage in her time, fails her bluff check to hide a warm smile, and discretely hands the child a small satchel as Aral begins to speak.>>145846
The Tiri Kitor Elves have apparently given Aral quite a good word in the past few weeks; Sellyria Starsinger has written and performed several ballads about how he vanquished the Harrowblades. At this point, the Council of Brindol would have been told not only that he's uncontested as the deadliest archer in the vale, but also the second most powerful wizard.>"Yeah, that's right. He's the real deal!"
^ You hear hear Summer shout loudly before the council in her sonorous voice, a couple of which give a startled gasp. She's grown a bit more uppity and bombastic since you supplied her mana.
In the room, you notice Immerstal The Red: the most powerful Wizard in Elsier Vale. He's been staring directly at you throughout the whole speech, and you notice his eyes glowing with enchantment as he sizes you up. His expression seems skeptical and not-so-friendly, but he's visibly fixated on you.
From the tattoos on his arms and neck, you tell that he is indeed a Red Wizard: a powerful arcane overlord.