Vaquero de Alta California
- Jan 20, 2018
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He might have a vague idea from having seen his superiors cast it. He thinks it may last a few hours at most, but he's not quite certain.OOC: Only Hold Portal and Sleep. I was wondering if in the setting a wizard would typically have passive knowledge of the effects of spells he can't perform.
Cosar understands the sense in what they're saying, but if Waylon's spell manages to hold long enough it could be worth it."Or perhaps," Sarbaturi says, "we understand that the Tower of Zaporizhio is the root cause of the wickedness that allows the ogre and his vile cultists to flourish and, unlike you, we are not frivolous and do not get distracted from our goals by every shiny object we come across. Eliminating the curse of Zaporizhio is of paramount importance. We will guide you to the red rocks and then you can march to your doom alongside treacherous orcs like the fools you are. If you believe the orcs will keep their word, more power to you."
"Cruel inventions of an evil mind with bizarre intentions and a warped morality. The products of compacts with demons and dealings with devils. Fetid, vile, immoral things that creep and crawl in the darkness. We only know from ancient writings, for none who has entered the tower has ever returned. Some say those who enter go mad and are transformed into rabid, bloodthirsty monsters themselves. As for our chances, who can say? But there is no telling what fortune awaits should we prevail," says Crocefissa.Cosar understands the sense in what they're saying, but if Waylon's spell manages to hold long enough it could be worth it.
"What exactly is in the tower if you know?" he says to the Elves "Or at least do you think the lot of us stand a decent chance of triumphing as we are?"
"Ogres are diurnal, like humans. We orcs are crepuscular but can function day or night," says Abnegar. "If you want to attack while Hokkam sleeps, we should wait until nightfall.""Why killing an Ogre then destroying a tower. Do you happen to know if ogres wake up early or stay up late? How about the orcs. I know all this walking is making me beat. Perhaps we should rest a night and tackle this is the morning while they're all sleeping." Waylon says.
"No doubt you're a boon to your race, at least in comparison. But they can't even see that!""Eh hemm!" Waylon clears his throat.
"I would compare him favorably to your present company," Abnegar says while looking directly at Sarbaturi and then Crocefissa, "no offense intended. But no more intelligent than you or I. As you can see by my drawing, my literacy is poor as I never attained much formal education, but my native intelligence is, all false modesty aside, superior to most.""Hmm is this Ogre unusual smart by any chance?" Waylon asks
"It would depend on the bribe, naturally," says Abnegar. "Perhaps if we gave them the hobbit and the exceptionally homely one--" he points at Seri and Pustar "--they would find it more to their liking to roast a meal over a spit than to guard the caves.""I see the beginnings of an excellent working relationship Abnegar. We can work on your literacy. Now my studies usually placed ogres at the lower end of mental faculties. If this one is truly as smart as we are, and I have no reason to doubt you my good friend, then we should assume he will be smart enough to use a portion his orc companions as night guards. After all I assume you, like I, would do something similar. Fighting as we both know has inherent risks associated with it. If possible I would like to reduce said risks. We must confront the ogre and violently I suspect to release his grip on your people. How likely would you wager his evening guards are to take a bribe or otherwise be convinced to abandon their post? As you all seem quite reasonable I would like to do my best to avoid causing casualties to your brethren unless they simply won't see reason to falling in line with you. Don't you agree? As an aside would you be amenable to me calling you Abe? I must admit you've caught me a bit flatfooted. Until today I would have written any prolonged contact with orcs off as an exercise in torture but you have convinced me I would have been wrong. You should be proud as I do believe that is only the 12th time in my considerable years that I can concur I was or would be in error." Waylon says complimentary
"I doubt either of those two would agree, though. Maybe we should go hunting today, and catch them a bribe?", Cacoy suggests. "That would give us tomorrow morning to rest, and for you to prepare your magics. And then we could attack tomorrow evening."Waylon nods "I can see how that might entice them..."
"If worst comes to worst, I could subdue some or possibly all of their number with my sleep magics"If possible I would like to reduce said risks. We must confront the ogre and violently I suspect to release his grip on your people. How likely would you wager his evening guards are to take a bribe or otherwise be convinced to abandon their post?
"You overestimate your ability to bore a man to sleep. While you're conversation has been far from scintillating so far it hasn't reached the level of boring me to tears let alone sleep." Waylon replies to Cosar."If worst comes to worst, I could subdue some or possibly all of their number with my sleep magics"
"Well that's a nice order of operations. My understanding of people who explore the larger world is they generally prefer the reversed order. Violence as a last resort is a refreshing change of pace. Now we'll see if it's truly a last resort or if current public pressure has simply forced lip service to the other two options.." Waylon says amused with himself."Right then, so we wait for nightfall. Head in, see if we can bribe the guards or similar. If not magics and violence?"