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Initial Impressions and Judgements
Written on this day, the 27th of Audulis, 437 In the Divine Presence of Her Lady Iomedae I do not have very much to report yet; it has only been three days since I have left the Church to go investigate the island. I have been attempting to gather information so that I can ascertain the situation before I arrive on the island. Unfortunately, many of the native inhabitants of the island that are travelling with me are refusing to talk, even to share the location of their villages. Many of the other travellers have been willing to talk, thankfully. Oftentimes, it seems that once I reveal that I am a Paladin, people open their mouths and start talking very fast. For some reason, this amuses me. I do not know why. I have ascertained the following for certain- The island is inhabited primarily by Elves and Humans. They do not usually intermingle, as the Humans do not understand how to live in harmony with nature like the Elves do, but they do occasionally mingle and talk. The inhabitants are prone to secrecy, as I myself, and several other travellers have noted. They are willing to share information, but only for information in turn. I did not think it would be appropriate for me to share any of our Orderís information without a guarantee of being given the information I require. As such, I determined on a course of action; I will need to gain the trust of the inhabitants of the island before I can attempt to locate Him. To this end, I will travel to the nearest settlement once we approach the island, and attempt to gain their trust. I am not sure what this will require, however, so my reports may be infrequent. Her Ladyís Servant, Paladin Seren
This is an in-character liveblog of a Dungeons and Dragons chaacter, from the game started by the posters in the Jammies thread in Yackfest. Here is a link to the discussion page for the game itself. The liveblog is taking the form of reports, as my character, Seren (A Level 1 Paladin) is writing up reports to her superiors and sending them in when she can. If the game is being slow, I may instead post something else relevant to the game- a story from Seren's Order, perhaps, or I may write up a scene between the characters. Regardless... Enjoy.
Comments: As you may have gathered, I rolled a Gather Information check here. I was searching for general information on the island we are travelling towards, currently. I rolled a 14, against a DC of 10, making it a success. However, it wasn't perfect, and as such, she didn't get a whole lot of information. What you also didn't see were the Sense Motive checks several Elves rolled against her. Two succeeded, but as Seren is a Paladin, her moral code prevents her from using Bluff Checks. As such, they noted nothing unusual.
I know nothing of DND, so I shall judge without that knowledge, OK? Fairly expositiony and mechanical, but that's prolly the point of a report though, so I shall let that slide.
No worries about that part of it. It can be used as a purely narrative story; the D&D references are ignorable. It's going to start off mechanical and stuff. That's kinda the whole purpose of a report, yeah. However, as it moves on, it will become less mechanical, and more personal. It'll always be expositiony, however, seeing as it is a report.
Is this a private journal, or is Seren expecting to show this to her superiors when she completes her mission?
Seren is sending in each of these reports individually, after she writes it. The next post, for example, is the reply to this report by her superior.
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