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Eight chosen heroes follow me, the mysterious Isaac Shawe, through the dark nighttime streets of Eubric Freeport. With caution, I lead them stealthily to one of the city's many shadowy alleys. The eight whom I have chosen are:
Tomas (played by Captain Tamamono) (Dearly Beloved Party Leader)
Level 6 Cleric
Inventory: Shadeaux Staff (WP: 5), Gold Staff (WP: 4), Potion (2), Remedy (3), Bedroll, Tonic (2), Bone,
Grand Tonic, Fire Bomb, Shovel, Venom
Cinna the Dark (played by darkdragon) (Party Second in Command*)
Level 1 Mage
Inventory: Shadeaux Staff (WP: 4), Quarterstaff (WP: 3), Amethyst Gem (Darkness), Potion, Shovel
Thormanil Nihai (played by swills)
Level 1 Barbarian
Inventory: Shadeaux Twin Axes (WP: 4), Dull Greataxe (WP:3), Potion, Bottle of Mead, Bedroll
Benji Carvenhall (played by Flare)
Level 1 Ranger
Inventory: Shadeaux Bow (WP: 4), Bow (WP: 3), Potion, Smoke Bomb, Bedroll
Dek'ra (played by Tanma)
Level 1 Rogue
Inventory: Shadeaux Dagger (WP: 5), Fang Dagger(WP:4), Bedroll, Potion, Venom
Ad-Hoh (played by ADHO15
Level 1 Mage
Inventory: Shadeaux Staff (WP: 4), Rhabdomance Staff (WP:3), Potion, Emerald Gem (Wood)
Xander Unth'or (played by posades)
Level 1 Barbarian
Inventory: Shadeaux Hammer (WP: 4), Enigmatic Hammer (WP: 3), Potion, Mead, Bedroll
Leo Aragon (played by JediAnakin)
Level 1 Knight
Inventory: Shadeaux Sword (WP: 4), Chaos Saber (WP:3), Leo Shield (SP:2), Potion
I stop in front of a wagon and a number of crates, chests, and barrels, all marked with the crest of the House of Shadeaux.
"You may dispense with the pleasantries. We're here to do business. Let's go over the details of the quest.
"You are here to investigate the raiding of numerous Shadeaux caravans traveling over land. You are to find the main camp of the raiders, infiltrate it, and return with any information concerning their business here and their future plans in the region. I have been authorized by my superiors in the House of Shadeaux to accompany you, and decide, depending on what you discover, whether or not you must complete other tasks before being payed.
"We know nothing other than that these raiders are newcomers to the Free Islands."
I present a dagger, with a lion etched into its blade.
"This was found at the wreck of one of the caravans. Obviously, it is our best lead at the moment, but keep in mind that it could have been placed there later by the true raiders to frame this unknown group. We also have been told that some of the raiders wore red, but our source has disappeared and cannot be questioned further.
"We would conduct our own investigations, but our men are all occupied with other tasks at the moment. It will be your job to figure out who has been interfering with our shipping.
"We are, of course, prepared to properly equip you for your quest."
I pause, then indicate the containers behind me. They are filled with various arms and armor. Swords, spears, axes, staffs, bows, helmets, shields, and more. There's enough weaponry to outfit at least two dozen men.
"These are only some of the many items from our storehouses. It was mentioned in the advertisement for the quest that you would be rewarded with an upgraded weapon. I have been instructed to give you that weapon now. Of course, should you fail the quest, the weapons will be taken back.
"Everyone may choose one of these Shadeaux weapons."
These weapons are extra items, not upgrades to your existing weapons. List them separately in your inventory, with 'Shadeaux' before the name. (i.e., Shadeaux Sword, Shadeaux Spear, etc.) List them with a WP one higher than that of your current weapon.
"And I also have a map of the area you must search:"
"You may travel anywhere you want, as long as you stay on the land and within the boundaries of the map. We are certain the raiders cannot be found outside that area.
"Is everyone ready?"
Everyone has 24 hours to confirm that they are ready to begin the quest. Any heroes who have not confirmed after 24 hours will be controlled in battles by the Party Leader until they decide to speak up.
*The Party Second in Command will take over the Party Leader's responsibilities if the Party Leader falls in battle, until the battle ends or the Party Leader is revived. If the party decides to split up, the Party Second in Command will be leader of whichever smaller party the Party Leader is not leading.