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Ysheera drops a note by the Orc Bashers:
"I am seeking a Brawler's Belt, and can pay in coin. If you have one for sale please send a note addressed to me at the Tower Academy. I am also potentially interested in a cloak of the bull runner, depending on the price. Sincerely, ~Ysheera Elyndar"
Riven picks up three weapon enhancements: Electric III, Cold III, and Fire III = 7000 each
and Cobalt chain shirt 10,000
20% discount for purchasing four items = 24,800
24,800 True and a note placed in the transactions chest
Riven picks up a Flame Enchantment II, priced at 3140.
He pays guild member pricing of 785, due to the trade between Saddlebag and Cailomels.
Riven leaves a note "Feh, let me know if I did the math correctly on this! 785 for Tier 2 Elemental Enchantment at the discount. Also, I've picked up a mithril shortsword. I'm not seeing prices for this, so let me know the price and I'll drop by coin. Thanks! ~Riven"
Ysheera drops off some goods for trade credit:
47 bottles of milk
She leaves a note:
"Mistress Pandorn, at your convenience please let me know what credit I have for your fine goods, with this deposit of 47 bottles of milk and 6 eggs. Sincerely, Ysheera, of the Tower Academy"
Ysheera enters Cailomel with barter goods:
Drops off Belinar's tower shield +2; 50% of lens 3116
Allia Andry's Whip: 50% of lens = 3610
Thin leather Armor: 50% of lens = 5574
Thieves tools +12: 50% of lens = 1470
Total dropped: 13, 770
Previous Credit: 8274
New Credit: 21,994
Drops off all the ingredients for two lion bags, and picks up the two lion bags:
Lion Bag: worth 4587, 50% off for all materials to craft two (craft materials left in 4th chest from the left) = 4587
UPDATED (misunderstood the finances)
Pays 2294 True
New Credit: 19,701
« on: June 27, 2021, 02:52:56 am »
Ysheera picks up
10 branches of oak x 50 = 500
15 ingots of copper x 20 = 300
Total taken: 800 (80 True paid into chest by front door)
oak quarterstaves 1350
oak shortbow 1500
Total given: 2850
Previous Credit: 1341
minus 800= 541
Plus 2850 = 3391
Current Credit = 3391
« on: June 22, 2021, 02:36:38 pm »
Ysheera drops off some items:
14 honey x 50 = 700
potion of foxes cunning: 250
11 skullcap x 60 = 660.
5 purple mushrooms x 50 = 250.
5 hazelnuts x 75 = 375
3 chestnut x 60 = 180
7 witchhazel x 66 = 462. 3267
3 sage x 60 = 180
4 graveyard dirt x 40 = 160
1 black onyx 50
Old Credit: 4684
Plus 3657 = 8341 credit
Takes Lightning III Enhancement 7000
Pays 700 True into the chest by the front door
New Credit 1341
« on: June 20, 2021, 02:33:33 am »
Bron swings by for
2 bronze ingots: x 40 = 80
3 hickory branches: x 25 = 75
total taken = 155
paid 16 True
previous credit 84,663
new credit 84508
My apologies for the unclear request. The shortsword I'm referring to is already crafted and enchanted, and is in the container marked "Used Previously Enchanted Items of All Types". The scroll within that container mentions that the shortsword is 19,600. I'll place the blade in the Special Orders Chest and await a note on the final price for these items. Feel free to send a private letter.
You have my thanks!
« on: May 25, 2021, 12:20:20 am »
Ysheera picks up 20 branches of oak x 50 = 1000 (pays 100 T)
She drops 28 aloe into Lia's chest x 30 = 840 Credit (takes 28 x 15 T = 420 from Riven's chest for this)
Old credit: 4844, + 840 (aloe) = 5684
Minus 1000 (oak) = New credit of 4684
Ysheera also drops by some trade goods to build her credit:
Hiradush Grolls Armor (platemail, elect res 5/-, Wiz spell slot lv 4) 50% of lens = 3270
Iron Helm: 50% of lens = 1252
bronze falchion: 50% of lens = 800
Calliah Marshalley's hand axe (acid 1d4): 50% of lens = 1270
Negnar Holf's light hammer (Immunity to Poison!): 50% of lens = 1000
Total deposited: 7592
Previous Credit: 6722
Total New Credit = 14,314
Ysheera purchases a Fire IV enhancement rod: 12,080
She pays 50% through credit: -6040
She pays 50% in Coin: 6040
New Credit = 8274
« on: May 18, 2021, 12:30:39 am »
Ysheera does a trade:
8 ettercap glands x 50 = 400
6 copper ingots x 20 = 120
Total taken: 520
Paid 52 True
Previous Credit: 4844
New Credit = 4324
« on: May 05, 2021, 05:07:11 pm »
Between bouts of partying, drinking, and general goofiness, Ysheera worked the bowyer craft, and hunted and quested with allies, and on occasion continued to meet up with Sehky, her teacher.
Of note, at her last training session while coaching her in battle with massive earth elementals he cautioned her to not force the power. "It could burn you out," he had said. "Allow, don't force."
Suitably warned, she continued to do her best to allow the flow of the Al’noth. It felt like an awkward dance with an invisible unpredictable (if not head-over-heels drunken) partner, while balancing on a narrow bobbing log over a rushing river. But after many small successes and failures she began to be aware that progress was happening. Just that was enough to buoy her spirits.
Her last hunt was into the scale-beast swamps near Dapplegreen (so satisfying to slay those cold blooded predators!). Deeper, she and her allies entered the troll-infested platinum mine. She found humor and grace in her arrow play, even with the enclosed tunnels narrowing her mobility. So much so, that she was able to compose little ditties about her three companions. Not legendary songs, or even very good, but playful tunes while busy slaying or keeping an eye out for ambushes:
K’nix the K’changer, ever facing danger!
As dragon, bear, or minotaur Axe-Ranger!
Nature-strong, inspiring this song!
Call on this Shapechanger to right any wrong!
A Nice Ditty (named by Nyx)
There once was a Hairful Hank,
Devoted he, to Toran!
And in reward his God did see
To bless his hair far more than,
Other folk, long and shiny,
Bright golden in the sun!
To Hank the Priest of Toran!
A Traipsin’ Tipseroo!
A Traipsin’ Tipseroo!
Arrows sail from the Mage-in-Mail,
A Traipsin’ Tipseroo!
A Traipsin’ Tipseroo!
A Traipsin’ Tipseroo!
All Hail the Mage-in-Mail!
A Traipsin’ Tipseroo!
Ysheera purchases several items:
2 Lion Bags x 4578 = 9156
Scroll Case 900
Stone of stoneskin 300
the last Potion of Lessor Restoration 200
Total = 10,556
20% multi item discount = 2,112
Total = 8445
Dropped off 22 eggs x 140 = 3080
Dropped off 22 cow milk x 100 = 2000
20 silk x 100 = 2000
Previous Credit = 0; New Credit 7080
8445 minus credit of 7080 = 1,365 owed.
Paid 1,365 in coin
That should settle this account back to Zero.
Ysheera walks into Cailomel's to build credit:
She gives these things to the shopkeepers:
Grag Delkoos's armor: 50% of Lens = 768
Drugo Yaeger's battle axe: 50% of lens = 650
iron helmet: 50% of lens = 1252
Total dropped off: 2670
Picks up a lessor enchantment rod of fire I: 2040
50% paid from credit = 1020 True owed
500 True paid now, and IOU 520.
New Credit = 1650
UPDATE: Brought in a few more items:
Dropped off a bronze helm: 50% of lens = 966
and a dented helm: 50% of lens = 126
21 purple mushrooms x 50 = 1050
21 aloe x 30 = 630
6 pecans x 60 = 360
6 raw quartz crystal x 50 = 300
28 jars of honey x 50 = 1400
6 birch bark x 40 = 240
New credit (unless there are things here you do not need) = 6722
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« on: April 30, 2021, 12:25:29 pm »
It started with a more full empowered feeling in her belly, and a subtle tingle throughout her whole body. Ysheera had been practicing dropping into a still place inside, even during the high adrenaline stress of a hunt. It was hard to stay calm while arrows were being launched at her, or while goblins, gnolls, or ogres were charging. The long contemplative practise sessions she did between hunts were helping; her mind was quieter, she felt more alert, and part of her awareness stayed focused inside her body, feeling the sensations and the energy growing and flowing within her.
However, more often than not she’d lose focus, panic, or forget to channel the empowering bardic song. In those moments she’d lose touch with the calm belly, the hum and tingle of the Al’noth, and sometimes botch her spells or get tangled up in the fear or clouds she cast.
Ysheera was hard on herself each time an ally dropped. She could have done better, she knew - more alert to her allies to try and heal them, more alert to the enemies to lure them into Grease spells or Clouds of Bewilderment, better at keeping the empowering bardic song going to strengthen her and her allies. And after each botched raid she’d curse and go off alone in the forest, trying to not beat herself up about her errors, and working to regain the calm quiet mind she reached for. She knew that she needed to be more focused, more clear-headed, and more alert to not let herself and her allies down.
Once she had burnt out her frustration, sometimes through rage, sometimes through grief, sometimes through a binge of wine and food and sleep, then she’d settle and find her way back to trying again. She’d refresh herself in the cool streams and lakes, and then practise quieting the mind, listening for the Al’noth’s melody, humming in sync with it, and firing arrows from that relaxed calm place. And allowing….allowing the Al’noth. And eventually she’d start to feel that full empowered belly feeling and the tingle….growing, and growing until she was sure she’d find the flow all through her arms, hands, and into the bow and arrows. But that infusion still eluded her.
Ysheera bumped into Tipseroo and Sir Hank in Hlint, and they decided to venture into the red light caverns. They aimed to go the distance and take out the chief. They knew they’d need to be careful. This hunt went well. She stayed relaxed, she managed her spells well to control the hordes - slowing the charges with Grease, luring enemies into Clouds of Bewilderment, and occasionally casting Fear when she was in the lead and able to get the jump on a larger group.
They made it all the way to outside of the chieftain’s chambers and refocused, set their plans, and were successful! In the victorious aftermath, she realized that she’d stayed calm the whole time, and she had almost felt the Al’noth in her arrows. Almost...but not quite. This buoyed her hope and she knew the goal was in sight.
As they rested before leaving the caves, keeping an ear out for stragglers creeping in to ambush them, Tipsy had a revelation. He had done it. He was infusing his arrows with the Al’noth. It came to him all of a sudden, right there, as he rested. And now he was certain. He was an Arcane Archer now.
Ysheera’s first reaction was rage. Why him, and not her? “I’ve wanted this for decades! I’ve practised for decades!” She wanted to congratulate him, but was tightening up inside, holding tears back - tears of frustration, rage, and self-loathing. Yes, she practised, but she also played and partied far more often than practising. Her consternation passed….slowly, and she could half-heartedly congratulate him.
Ysh asked, “What was the turning point? How’d you find this?”
Tipsy frustrated her by simply saying, “Practise, practise, practise”
“Blast him,” she thought, “and blast this Arcane Archer path!”
Tipsy reassured her that he felt she was close. And Hank also said he could sense it. “Not that a Priest of Toran would know anything about my work,” she thought. But their confidence in her and their goodwill calmed her and felt supportive. Her confidence was also bolstered just by knowing that Tipsy had succeeded. “Blast him!”
“If Tipsy can do it, then I can do it!” she muttered.
The trio headed out of the caverns, fighting more goblins as they went. After the second skirmish she realized that something was unfolding within her chest and shoulders - a wave of energy that would rush to her fingertips with each arrow. The wood remained dull and lifeless, but she could feel the wings of the Al’noth unfold from her diaphragm, rush through her shoulderblades, chest, shoulders, and into her arms and hands...and almost into the arrows.
Excited, she headed to a peaceful campsite after they made their way out of the caverns. Ysh meditated, breathing into the sensations and allowing them to grow….and grow they did. Before long she stood and unleashed arrow after arrow at a dead elm. In wonder, she felt the Al’noth in each piercing arrow….and in her bow. The shift had happened. She had found the flow.
She could have wept with relief and joy but laughter was ringing from her mouth, and she just collapsed on the grass laughing for quite some time. Eventually she stood, closed her eyes, and found that she was feeling deep gratitude. Gratitude to her teacher Sehky - his patient words and confidence in her; gratitude even to Tireen, her cantankerous mother…”well, i guess I was the cantankerous one more than her”; and gratitude to herself for sticking with it and not giving up.
"I'm an Arcane Archer now," she mused. "Well, I guess I'm an Apprentice Arcane Archer. Sehky still has much to teach me!"
She felt proud, even knowing that she had only scratched the surface of that path. "I can do this," she thought. "It will all unfold now, deeper and deeper, until I, too, am a Master of this path."
// Note left at Angels //
I am purchasing these items:
Bracers of Dexterity 8000
Electric Enhancement I. 1400
500 Cold II arrows: 333
2 Lessor Restoration potions: 400
Total = 10,133
Minus the 20% multi item discount = 8,107 owed
Previous credit: 5295
added 16 honey now, +800 = 6095
added 25 wheat x 30 = +750 = 6845 credit
8107 minus credit of 6845 = 1262 owed
Coin added to chest = 1262
I believe I've done the math right (not my strongest skill! If I could put an arrow through those numbers I'd be confident! But do let me know if I have the math incorrect!).
You have my thanks!
« on: April 28, 2021, 06:13:32 pm »
Thanks for the Swift approval!
Yes - minimum of level 5 in AA and Bard before epic.
« on: April 28, 2021, 03:24:56 pm »
I think I understand what the updated bio is for (thanks to Tipsy's example!).
Bio has been updated:
Thanks for considering!