Comic 93 - Be suspicious

24th May 2018, 1:08 AM in High Roads, Low Roads, Threeroads
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Be suspicious
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Morgenstern 24th May 2018, 1:08 AM edit delete
Morgenstern
You tell Mel that you're thinking about going around town, using your Reinforce spell to make money. ...But you'd need it to be under the table, as the local guards are probably looking for you. You ask if she might be able to help with that.

Mel scoffs. "Good luck," she says. "That's a pretty common spell, there's an enchantment shop that teaches it over where all the weird... wizard stores are. Enchanters ain't the MOST common mages around Threeroads, but we got a few, and most of 'em aren't tied to the thieves guild."

You also ask if she knows a better way to disguise yourself than your current option, which is disguise potions. For reasons she should be pretty aware of, they're getting hard to find.

Mel shrugs. "Could ask around here, I'm sure someone in the guild does disguises the ol' fashioned way. I've heard rumors of a ring of disguise floatin' around out there in the wild, too, if you wanna go chasin' that. I still don't know what the heck the guildhead wants with disguise potions, anyway--you could hit him up about it, if you're desperate. ...Didja really just show up to talk business, or...?"

You tell her that you'd prefer to come back when you've got a dick, if that's alright. Mel rolls her eyes, but shrugs, and smiles a little. "Sure, whatever. Lemme know."

She shuts her door somewhat loudly in your face. You turn back to Valley and Justice.

"Are you like... sure about that?," Valley asks. "I toootally wouldn't mind waiting out here while you get inspired."

"The pink haired woman did seem quite perturbed by your response," Justice points out.

You shake your head. Something felt off, though you can't pin it down exactly--you suspect that Mel's just trying to turn you in for the reward. Even if she doesn't really think you're the panty thief, she's said herself that she's all about money. You've already broken out of jail once--the reward on your head is probably pretty decent.

You tell this to Valley and Justice quietly, of course, as you're still in the middle of the thieves guild.

You have plenty of other things to take care of, maybe even more now with what Mel mentioned. You can worry about banging the thief later.

Comments:

ZincFingers 24th May 2018, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
ZincFingers
If there are no enchanters tied to the Thieves Guild we might be able to turn a tidy profit reinforcing some of their less legal gear; lockpicks, trap disarming tools, etc.
1977 24th May 2018, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
+1
Gallstone 24th May 2018, 2:08 AM edit delete reply
+1
Korsha 24th May 2018, 7:47 AM edit delete reply
+1
Jax 24th May 2018, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
Lockings picks more of all! Yes! Heck buy one... you will not have to worry about it breaking so you can use it and take as much time as you need to unlock something.
Emiko 24th May 2018, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
+1
Barswanian 24th May 2018, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
Romp with sweet.
Why not.
TheMightyDragonLizard 24th May 2018, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
Okay here's my suggestions... we offer our Reinforce skill on the Guilds equipment and the Identify skill on items the Guild can't identify (For a nice fee). Then is sexy orgy time all around for all who are interested.
Gallstone 24th May 2018, 2:08 AM edit delete reply
Sure, why not?
1977 24th May 2018, 2:47 AM edit delete reply
Would be great if it turns out that there's enough stuff for us to identify that we could buy several memberships for the entertainers :)
Barswanian 24th May 2018, 2:54 AM edit delete reply
I mean, sure, let's be reasonable I guess.
1977 24th May 2018, 2:08 AM edit delete reply
And so begins the chase of the "Ring of Disguise".

Thanks for the Guildinfo.

That gives me the idea to go there next for several reasons:
- Valley needs cake
- and I thought we still had some leftover pyreantparts but it seems we're out
- learn a few recipes
- there are sure more reasons but right now it's mainly my own curiosity :p
1977 24th May 2018, 2:10 AM edit delete reply
*with go there I mean the bakers guild
Green Visitor 24th May 2018, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
+1
Guest 24th May 2018, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
+1
Gallstone 24th May 2018, 2:19 AM edit delete reply
Once we've talked to the elf at the front door about jobs we can do for the guild (casting reinforce and identify; we don't need an actual criminal record on top of the false accusation), we need to have a sitdown with the whole party somewhere safe.
+ Prioritize things to do in Threeroads.
+ Discuss what we'd need to craft the sex golem.
+ Generally update everyone on what we've found out and done.
+ See if anyone has useful new input.
+ Share a meal; for teambuilding purposes. ^_^ Team morale is important!
Green Visitor 24th May 2018, 4:23 AM edit delete reply
+1
Also see if we can do a combined entertainment number. That was Valleys inspiration a few turns ago.
Barswanian 24th May 2018, 4:26 AM edit delete reply
Valley's idea is a combined attack, not an entertaining feat.
1977 24th May 2018, 4:33 AM edit delete reply
Sometimes a good fight can be quite entertaining ;)
Tech 24th May 2018, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
+1
Jochi 24th May 2018, 10:05 AM edit delete reply
+1 to whole-party meeting. During it or at earliest other opportunity, specifically ask Ranse what the ingredients for a disguise potion ARE. It occurs to me that we only know one thing it does -- turn boy parts into girl parts -- we don't even KNOW it would flip Valley's gender. And the ingredients are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. And someone is stealing panties -- apparently right off the girl parts they are covering, steeped in the essence of such. It's not a big stretch to guess the two might be connected. The potion may be less a 'disguise' potion than a 'take female form' potion, misleadingly named.
HeDroX 24th May 2018, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
+1
TheMightyDragonLizard 24th May 2018, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
+1 Scrap my original Idea, this is a much better one... Plus Orgy.
Green Visitor 24th May 2018, 4:39 AM edit delete reply
1.) I think we should time a return to Mel just a short while before the disguise-potion wears off. Even if it`s a trap that should keep her commited for enough time to get us some more inspiration. Our cover/disguise with Mel is blown anyway.

2.)And we have to invent some get-rich quick story to tell her (and maybe others) that is more tempting than turning us in. We need to be more worth free than captured.

3) I suggest bringing Ranse to our next Mel-encounter. She is our potion-maker, and could make a bluff about having a valuable stack of disguise potions and ingredients. Also, she has a legit bluff-reason to watch over us, she is investigating how to make even better disguises.
Fireopal 24th May 2018, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
I'm not sure turning her down was the best idea. If she wasn't going to turn us in before, she's certainly more likely now that we've spurned her.
Green Visitor 24th May 2018, 3:23 PM edit delete reply
Nah. Hope not. She told US to go basically. To ditch our crew first, and then return. Improvisation was the immediate alternative, but we didn`t take it.
Gallstone 24th May 2018, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
A thought for further work in the city: we might want to swap out Valley for Lagrand in the active party.
An all-human group might be a little less conspicuous than one that includes a Minitaur or a Goblin in a mech. Besides, we can downplay Nast's appearance by remaining girl-Nast and hanging off Lagrand's arm, creating the illusion he's the man in charge.
Green Visitor 24th May 2018, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
A mage, a cleric, and a minitaur walk into the thieves guild - and get arrested for suspicious appearance.. *no applause* because the mage looked like a panty thief .. *still silence* and didn`t have a dick at present *puzzled audience*

Well, at least they got screwed over..
Barswanian 24th May 2018, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
100% want to keep Valley around. :/
Barswanian 24th May 2018, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
100% want to keep Valley around. :/
JiggilyJoe 24th May 2018, 3:39 PM edit delete reply
JiggilyJoe
I wonder if Rance could make a little money helping the thieves guild make a few potions?