Doggett - Alright then, mountains it is. We have a number of carriages at our disposal in the square, we will leave via the north gate and go on northward from there.
There are twenty students, four faculty, four school guards, eleven hired guards and myself. So five students, a teacher, a regular guard and a three hires to a carriage, with me making up for the uneven numbers.
Carriage one will be Miss Saleyani, Guardsman Kuregi and the following students: Sarass Whitesands, Morgen Redtalon, Raven Sanquan, Tabitha Flynn and Jimmy Delgrove.
**Sherwood squinted, looked over Doggets shoulder and whispered something.**
Doggett - ....really? Sorry, apparently penmanship is not required of teachers. That last name should be Jenny Salgravi.
Carriage two will be Sherwood, Guardsman Klee, and the following students: Korth Torga-leen, Rathias'Gul, Jaali, Madelaine Slate, and Kara Wolfmane.
Carriage three will be Mirsch, Guardsman Corazon, and the following students: Amar Alphatide, Dian Hyde, Amelia Etang, Gewahlt Beartooth, and Alespry'Dal
Carriage four will be Me, Hoden, Guardsman Diamant, Plaga Delskara, Alica Corel, Gawain Cooper, Idrile Tiwele and Felix Faerwind.
**Alphonsine and the man in grey both moved for carriage number one. They came face to face at the door and suddenly Alphonsine welt very pale. The man in grey simply stared him down as the knight backed away, a look of great pain on his face.**
Everyone pick your carriage, first come, first serve, two to a carriage, save for carriages 2 and 3, which can have three. If this process drags too much the last few may be assigned as needed.
Doggett - We are not splitting up the children. They are my responsibility and I can only be in one place at a time. Dividing our manpower while doubling the dangers for the sake of sightseeing is not worth it.
Doggett - Fair enough. Okay, that should be enough.
**A man in a grey cloak muscle squeezed his way through the crowd and up to Doggett. He said something quietly to the man, who peered under his cloak.**
Doggett - I have seen you since...the incident. My condolences. This doesn't seem like your type of job.
**The cloaked man muttered something under his breath, than put his hand on the stone and presumably gave the oath. Doggett nodded and turned away from him.**
Doggett - Okay then. Everyone gather around. Our destination is the northern tundra, to a crystal formation known as the Divine Cradle. There has been some debate however between the chaperones and guards regarding the best means of reaching this point. Some want to just head straight north, through the Alogean Mountains and whatever dangers lurk therein. Others rather detour to Elexia first and take a ship up the coast. Neither way is faster than the other and each comes with its own innate dangers and rewards. I have been told to poll you lot to help break the tie.
Okay, this is the first of multiple choices you are getting to decide the what happens along this quest. There are 9 PCs other than my own, so first option to 5 votes it is.
Doggett - Fair enough, not as big a turn out as I anticipated and we need the numbers. Now I need your oath upon the stone that your intent here is solely as guards for hire, that you mean no harm, mental, physical or spiritual to anyone here nor will you allow any such harm to befall them if it is within your power to prevent it. Nor will you substitute your own judgment for what constitutes harm in place of mine.
**Doggett accepted Nervadas oath and went back to waiting to see if anyone else would show up.**
Should be starting soons. Only people not to sign up yet are
Mel - Said would soon be out of contact for awhile not coming.
Gato - MIA for months now, hope he is okay.
Senori - Said would join, needs time to make char on Sun/Mon.
BlueMage - Unknown
PequitoJim - Unknown
**Doggett didn't skip a beat despite the onslaught of input. He took the note, scanned it, and nodded with approval. He held up the orb and addressed Olo first.**
Doggett - Perfectly understandable and admirable precaution. I hereby give my oath that in hiring Olo Eopia for this job I have truthfully disclosed all information to him in regards to what will happen on this job, what my expectations of him are, what he will be paid, and what the agreed upon tasks are. I hire him for the expressly mentioned tasks, and should I require others I will hire him for those separately.
**He handed back the paper and crisply made a quarter turn towards Alexis, handing her the stone.**
Doggett - Now I need your oath upon the stone that your intent here is solely as guards for hire, that you mean no harm, mental, physical or spiritual to anyone here nor will you allow any such harm to befall them if it is within your power to prevent it. Nor will you substitute your own judgment for what constitutes harm in place of mine.
**Another sharp quarter turn and he was facing Lady Saleyoni.**
Doggett - Remind me to get some cards like his printed up, I failed to account for the slow trickle of applicants requiring much repetition.