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Muffle Project [Story Hook, Small Project for anyone interested]

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Muffle Project [Story Hook, Small Project for anyone interested]



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This is open to all who wish to participate and is meant to be a small side-project to create IC enchanted talismans for guild members who want to harness a "Muffle" spell so that their clanking metal armor, metal parts on leather armor, or other similar 'noise-making' costume/jewelry is silenced for a time.

Goal:  Do stuff together.  Get to know others working on the project as well as for your own character development and RP fun.

Limitations once the talismans are made and the project is completed:

  • Limitations should be that the item(s) can only be used once a day (or twice if we get enough IC power harnessed) and each one is attuned to it's intended owner so that they won't be too over-powered
  • If you are using it with other players around they should have a chance to "Resist" the power of the spell - example, let them decide if their character notices no noise or if they still hear the metal noises of the armor as usual (can also use dice rolls or Rollcall or other similar means too, whatever is comfortable and/or agreed upon)
  • We can also have a chance for failure if you want to roll dice to see if it works each time you use it
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Angélíque - Breton sorceress, scholar and crusading academic

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A Letter In The Guild Hall

((A Letter to Invicta Mercenary Company in Angelique's flowing script, left in the guild hall next to an inkwell and a rather ridiculously fluffy and colorful feathered quill pen))

Dear Invicta,

I have been theorizing on a small project which some of you might find of interest.

The illusion spell which muffles the sounds of clanking armor and quiets the sound of footfalls is an exceptionally useful yet perhaps underestimated talent which may have a delightfully broad scope of use if applied to an object with a number of magical charges stored within it’s confines.

I have been pondering and researching various techniques as to how to go about capturing the essence of magicka for the illusion in such a way that would infuse a personal talisman with ‘Muffle’.  Ideally, I am looking for a highly skilled illusionist to aid in my research.  In addition, some of the components for such an undertaking will require us to delve into dangerous territory and we will need our warriors and heavy hitters to accompany us for retrieval of these materials.

The talisman would have to be something significant to the one who wishes it enchanted and it would have to be attuned to them, no other person would be able to use the object.  This is a limitation but I think it may be a necessary one.  If we put our heads together to make such a device, I think it is safer if it’s attached to only one person at a time so as not to be abused by others who may stumble upon it and use it to their detriment or the detriment of others.  That said, each of us can have our own personal totem or item.  Once the enchantment is perfected, anyone who wishes their own talisman can be issued one.

Simply put, I wish to try to make a charm that can be easily carried and that can be activated on armor or a weapon when we need stealth and quiet to better carry out our contracts and missions.  Please leave correspondence or send a messenger if this is something you'd like to help with - I look forward to hearing from any interested parties.

Sincerely,
Angelique
Mage & Scholar of Invicta Mercenary Company
Fort Invicta, Bangkorai

 

 

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* a note in a very precise

* a note in a very precise script is tacked beneath Angelique's missive. The quality of parchment is completely ordinary.*

Dearest Mage Angelique,

This one would be most pleased to assist you in any tasks that you think this one may be of any use in fulfilling. This one can see that your project would be of great use to gather intelligence and that such a use would greatly increase the chance of avoiding needless bloodshed and saving lives, something that This One is completely in favour of.

That being said, This One can also see the potential for misuse of such a talisman, most particularly by ones who are on a dark path

*the next few words "such as" are crossed out but still legible. The next words appear to be almost completely obliterated. If the observer tries hard enough the can make out what appears to be a capitalized T and some distance farther on the curve of either a C, O or Q.* 

Regardless, if we care about those on such paths we must show them our love, through demonstrations of our trust. A

Again, let This One affirm willingness to assist in any way possible.

May Mother Mara's light guide you and may Her peace bring you comfort,

Ri Tahj

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Arcane formulae and mathematical equations...

...Have been scrawled along the margins of Angelique's post along with annotations in several current and some dead languages - primarilly dwarven and what could possibly be...snow elf?

What looks to be a final computational answer has been boxed to set it apart from the rest of the figuring on the missive. Staring at it too long might give some an odd headache, and some of the symbols are not familiar save to those knowledgable on ancient texts.

There is no signature and a runed quill with an inked nub lies on the floor under the notice.

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Dhok strolls by, munching on an apple...

..and spies the cluster of notices. Absently skimming the various scrolls, he settles on the note left by his book thief and chuckles before he stills, slanted gaze focusing on the scrawled notes along the border.

His lips part and he drops the apple, letting it roll forgotten under a nearby bureau. He pulls his book into his hand and starts making notes, making occasional exclamations or sounds of agreement, squinting at some portions of the arcane scrawl. He shakes his head slowly. "Remarkable..." and slowly closes his book- a volume identicle to the one that had been 'borrowed'..., the notes in the margins of Angelique's post transcribed within. 

With a deft motion, he slipped it back onto the latch on his belt, standing there with arms crossed as if admiring a painting by a master.

 

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Angelique pops in for a visit...

...and to her obvious delight, as indicated by the happy squeak she makes when she sees people have left notes or at the very least shown a passing interest in her project, she reads the messages and all the notes in the margins as well as focusing on the boxed off portion.  She murmurs softly under her breath, the toe of her slippered foot nudging the quill under the table.  With the papers still in hand she bends to peek at the quill and scowls at it, "Someone doesn't know how to take care of their writing utensils."

Despite her apparent annoyance, she returns her attention to the task at hand, leaving a new parchment:

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Dear members of Invicta and interested parties,

 

Some exciting news!  After a few weeks of research it has come to my attention that a rather dangerous Minotaur Lord, if they have such lords in their culture, has been collecting powerful relics and other enchanted artifacts.  The relics would not be pertinent to the Muffle Project but the minotaurs as a whole are known for their love of hoarding all things shiny, as they love shinies and like to keep them "just in case I need it for later."  The reason I am so interested in this particular Minotaur is because he uses shadow creatures to protect his treasures.

 

This begs the question, are their any gems or crystals in the trove that have been influenced by the very presence of such hostile shadows which in turn, could help me enchant our talismans?  Or perhaps, seeing as how the Minotaur Lord likes to surround himself with muffled guards, would he have an interest in stealthy components or any other sorts of scrolls or books that might help me with this project?

 

If you are interested in accompanying me to the lair of said beastie, please meet me in Kvatch at the shoppe of Famula's Wonders on this coming Lordes ((Saturday)), at the sixth evening bell ((6pm Eastern, 7pm Central)).  Come prepared!

 

Sincerely,

Angelique

Angélíque - Breton sorceress, scholar and crusading academic

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