1228.2 The Alabaster Lioness

(Roberto has no idea what is going on, and he doesn't know Cidito was involved, unless someone spotted the cat leaping with the sail and/or observed them hoisting it)

Up to you, and or PB, just your characters. Miroslav is there, too, but CR is away. So it all depends on whether you want any of your characters to observe what's gone on, and if Cid wants to come clean.

Wen is busy trying in vain not to fall down when the boat plays crack-the-whip with the ship, but she is good at looking. So: Per 1 + Awareness 3 + Keen Vision 3 + die roll of 8 = 15.

:mrgreen:
Um...
Meow?

Wen probably saw Cid jump to the boat and then a sail being raised, and then all heck broke loose.

((If Wen saw what Cid did, with the enlarging and the tucking and the glayvin, that would explain why she lost her footing :laughing: )) "That...was...awesome!" she starts to say in Welch, before the diving skiff yanks the larger boat and throws her off her feet.

Meow :mrgreen:
Well, Junior was feeling lonely and I wuz drinking with him, and we wuz thinkin' that if we made a sail we could pilot the boat on our own. So I gabbed a hunk'a bedsheets, Junior made a sail, then I dunno what happened.

"Oh, you know what happened. And the only thing that can be mistaken for a sheet on this vessel is my underwater sail. I wish your man well, Roberto, but he won't be coming back for a while. It's cursed, in a manner of speaking." Aeolus says the first part to Cid and the second part to Roberto.

A cursed underwater sail? Why do you even have that on your ship? And how did that cat get a hold of it? Cidito! You have some 'splaining to do!!!

"In the event I need to visit Poseidon. It's a long story. Again, I wish your man well. But then some people ought not steal from others."

Roberto glares at Cidito
Hey, I didn't mean to steal nuthin'! I wuz figgurin' we each get a bed with a sheet, right? Well, Johan wanted to use his, and you guys forgot to give him a bed or a blanket or anything. I wuz just fixin' yer mistake :mrgreen:

Roberto shakes his head rubbing his brow
[size=50]...pinche gato estupido...[/size]
I Apologize about the sail, and I will make sure to try to get it back to you as soon as possible. Tell me more about this underwater sail. Is Johan safe under the sea? I mean so far as much as is he able to breath? Not withstanding giant squids and sea monsters and such. I can send my familiar to go check up on him...

"He should last until he reaches Poseidon's palace, and then once there he can barter for more air with him.but maybe you should send your familiar, since he was equally culpable in the misadventure."

Roberto grimaces at Cidito, staring at him with one eye closed.
I want you to check in on Junior periodically, and report back to me. If he needs assistance, come get me. I am interested in meeting King Neptune. Bring me an Arcane Connection to him. Carlos! Collect Arcane Connections from everyone, just to be safe!

"So, let me understand this. Your man and familiar conspire to steal my property, and you think you should be able to get an arcane connection to Poseidon? Give me one good reason why I don't throw you off my ship here and now.. Aeolus is offended at Roberto's suggestion, and it appears that there might be something to his relationship to Poseidon.

Roberto gives a bemused smirk, wanting to respond to the challenge with machismo, but knowing the challenge comes from a place of misunderstanding, and Roberto himself having respect for the man's aggression.
You misunderstand. (smiles at the captain then turns back to the cat) Ciditio, I want you to obtain a connection to Johan, so that I might be able to leap to his location if he needs me. And you are the one to tell me when he needs my help.

((I recognized what you were saying as the SG, but the way it was written, it could have easily sounded like "I am interested in meeting King Neptune, bring me an Arcane Connection to him.))

After the clarification Aeolus seems satisfied, "Poseidon's realm is not reachable by conventional Rego Corpus transport spells. Having an Arcane Connection to your man will do you little good in traveling to meet him, unless you leave now and stay with him. You have a choice to make; send your familiar to be with Junior and stay with him until released, or let Junior face the task alone. "
Just as Aeolus begins to speak, Fel贸 comes on deck and after Aeolus has spoken, "My lord, you need to let this Johan meet his fate." He waves Roberto over closer to him, and Aeolus goes about tending to his ship. Fel贸 whispers to Roberto "Are you aware of the relationship of Aeolus and Poseidon in Greek myth?"

I am more familiar with the Aeolus that hung out with Hercules (on TV :mrgreen: ). Perhaps you could enlighten me?
Just sounds like Johan is on a grand adventure, so maybe I am envious :smiley:. That was a stupid stunt! But you gotta admit, the kid has cajones. Quite the capable young man. Might make a consor out of him one day.

"Aeolus is or believes he is Poseidon's son. There is some evidence to support his belief. His faerie heritages is not pronounced or noticeable unlike some others with fae blood. Do you know what happened, why he's speaking of Poseidon? He almost never mentions him, so I am concerned." Fel贸 looks inquiringly at Roberto to fill in the gaps he's missing.

Roberto's mind wanders back to the ramblings of his pater Joel, who once commented that "The only good faerie is..." ...muttermutter...
My henchman Johan, somehow he got hold of a cursed underwater sail and rigged it up on the skiff we were towing. Aeolus claims he is diving into the realm of Neptune as we speak.

The cat can translate for you, and Roberto will sympathize with the expression on your face.
He turns to Aeolus You say that the Real of Posideon is unreachable using conventional magical transportation spells. But there is still time. Might I suggest we transport ourselves to Johan before he crosses whatever mystical boundary, you and I can participate in this grand adventure sodale :slight_smile:

((OOC: This is probably not where you were headed. Or maybe it is, I have played some severe mission creep twists before. But if desired, we can easilly discourage Roberto by saying it is already too late for Johan already crossed said boundary by now.

Fel贸 swears in Castillian when Roberto tells him about the sail and Johan.

Aeolus just glares at Roberto and wanders off muttering in Greek, as if he's crazy.

Fel贸 continues in Castillian, after Aeolus wanders off, "You mean to tell me that your men abused Aeolus's hospitality, stole from him in his own home? If I might, no disregard that, i'm not asking permission. I don't know if you apologized or not, but your attitude doesn't show any sense of contrition, in fact it seems as if you are trying to take advantage of the situation for your own personal gain, and not to repair the damage that has been done. And then there is the matter of our mission. If you depart, how do you know if and when you'll return. I would expect a Magus to understand a gateway to Arcadia when one is described."

((If Roberto goes with Johan, he'll fail the mission, I'm telling you the player, but now that it has been described as the Faerie Realm, Roberto should have some sense that time flows at an unpredictable pace when compared to the real world, and so he may reasonably suspect that he will lose his chance to stop Leolinus from acquiring the Alabaster Lioness, he'll disappoint and damage Mons Electi's relationship with Valnastium and Andru, and he'll likely anger the council. Just how reckless is Roberto?
Johan, on the other hand, as soon as he sailed with a woman, his fate was sealed. Something bad was going to happen, to him, if not the entire ship. I thought I said this earlier, I'm splitting Johan off from the story, it wasn't my intention that Roberto goes, because I don't think he's that reckless. Whether you want to send Cid with Johan, is up to you/Roberto.))