Discussion: Necromancers in the City


  • Elves

    Moving comments from Artian's discussion to here.

    discussion: Code of Conduct Review: Dawn Squire Aritan:

    Clerk Robinson,

    To argue against your point - if adventurers were shooting fireballs at unsuspecting travelers on the high road, it would become outlawed in short time.

    The point of making such transitions unlawful is to aid in apprehending the villain, and of course reduce the access to reagents associated with it.

    As it stands, any citizen 'could' fire bat-guano fireballs into the populace and it would be an issue. But that isn't happening. We're getting animated corpses, and so we address the problems core.

    Seeing as this city is driven by profit and not the safety of its citizens, we will be forced to attempt alternative solutions.

    Misrim Retainers - Do we have a list of known Onyx retailers within the city? If not, can we put one together?

    -Dawnknight Appleberry

    discussion: Code of Conduct Review: Dawn Squire Aritan:

    I can not support the illegalization of Onyx trade. Or more regulation on it. Making it illegal to use as part of necromancy is already covered in the laws.

    Our job is not to legislate but to protect the City, the people and the lands of Arabel. Let this move to our actual domain. Hunting down the dangerous Necromancers. Not persecuting the merchants.

    Polk

    discussion: Code of Conduct Review: Dawn Squire Aritan:

    Nick - Please post the document you found, I think it's useful information. Personally, I'm neither for nor against a wholesale ban, and I'm also not sure legislation is the best way to go about protecting the city (and I was explicitly promised I would not have to care about writing laws). However, from a purely pragmatic point of view, requiring a permit and/or talking about a ban and investigating the hell out of whoever applies/complains loudest about the ban might get us somewhere useful.

    ~Sara


  • Elves

    Nicholas can correct me if I am wrong, the document Sara is referring to is the book of necromantic practices I found. It details how to prepare bodies for animation, but does not include the spells themselves. It does mention onyx several times.

    Polk



  • That sounds right. I didn't have a chance to read it thoroughly; if it provides significant details, it may give us more to investigate. Hunting down these necromancers does seem more expedient than legislating (and then somehow enforcing), temporary laws.

    Thinking about it: I do recall, weeks past, I went with an adventurer (Rismente also came along) who was looking for large a quantity of onyx. Said it was for a ward for the city, but that seems unlikely looking back on it (maybe a ward to protect against necromancy, but that's a reach). The organizer was someone named, D something? Dio? Something like that.

    ~Sara



  • @Orin1234 said in Report from the Luck Bringer:

    Additional report.Rot.

    • Wanted by the High Priestess of Tymora

    • Zurask of the Rot, dangerous priest who can summon powerful undead such as giants.

    • Will attack those seeking to cleanse the land and protect Arabel, highly dangerous

    • Uses maggots and.. muck to infect his victims. Agonizing pain

    • May have left undead in the Gnoll Pass to prey onto travelers

    • Most of the undead were cleared in Gnoll Pass, no note found
      Ottilie

    I witnessed the undead in Gnoll Pass with the Luckbringer. We didn't find anything identifiable, but the area was utterly devastated. Dozens on dozens of undead in varying shapes - human, gnoll, orc. Unpleasant. Can't confirm it was the Rot Priest, but he did make a sending saying something about how there was nothing to cleanse to the north, except evidence of his god's power? May or may not be related to the onyx discussion, but given the sheer number of undead involved it seems likely.

    ~Sara


  • Elves

    I tracked that shipment and know where and how it is being used. But yes, that is the sort of thing we should continue to monitor for.

    Polk


  • Elves

    Not exactly pertinent to onyx ban, but definitely germane to this discussion as a whole.

    Polk


  • Order of the Aster

    [a page is posted from an old book]

    This is a first hand recording of a Paladin hunting down local necromancers around Arabel. it would seem, he has found the Light.

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    -Dawnknight Appleberry



  • That is a part of a very famous book. I suspect certain scholars and the library would be interested in obtaining any further pieces you discover.

    It's not impossible but I doubt they were actually around Arabel in that tale it tells, and certainly not recently.

    -Clerk Pinwell.


  • Order of the Aster

    I'll look into retrieving more.

    -Dawnknight Appleberry



  • I have part of a book for you, Nicholas.

    -Keline


  • Order of the Aster

    I'll compile whatever scraps we can find into a novella to keep on hand. Perhaps it will teach us of other nefarious reagents.

    Once all the pieces we can muster are together, we will donate it on behalf of the council to the Arabel library.

    Are there any objections to this?

    -Dawnknight Appleberry


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