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You think back to your family, and wish that your aunt was still alive. She loved tacky jewelry, you’ve been told, and had you formed some kind of attachment to her as you’re known to do with people, she may have bestowed a few lame rings your way that you could use to secretly and awesomely swap with the ring before you.
However, Daddy killed your aunt some time before you were born, since she was competing with him for the love of your mother. You’re not sure what stance your mother took on the matter, as with most things there was no allowance for follow-up questions.
You do wish you could kill your own sister so easily. That waste of life.
You’ll have to think of another robbery plan…
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You think back to your family, and wish that your aunt was still alive. She loved tacky jewelry, you’ve been told, and had you formed some kind of attachment to her as you’re known to do with people, she may have bestowed a few lame rings your way that you could use to secretly and awesomely swap with the ring before you.

However, Daddy killed your aunt some time before you were born, since she was competing with him for the love of your mother. You’re not sure what stance your mother took on the matter, as with most things there was no allowance for follow-up questions.

You do wish you could kill your own sister so easily. That waste of life.

You’ll have to think of another robbery plan…

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Discreetly check your inventory list to see how much money you have and then store it in your left boot because left and list are really close to being the same word maybe probably in some language. Put your coin purse on the table as a shield so you can switch the magic ring for the ring your aunt gave you (which you forgot about til just now) and tell the merchant you’ll think about it.
After a brief moment of analyzing, your brain comes to the conclusion that 200 is still more than you’re willing to pay for your potential doom. That, and you’re pretty sure you couldn’t even afford that. You really don’t have any good idea how much money you have, which then reminds you that all your lists were on your head! Which could’ve been super dangerous, but the hat did look really badass.
You take your paper hat into your hands and unfold the paper, hmm-ing to yourself as you do, to imply to the merchant a check of inventory. You pocket the beacon poster and the ancillary lists into your left boot, hoping the similar letters will help you remember where you stored them. There’s been a lot of confusion today. You then look over your inventory list, which has on it your current funds.
It looks like you have 367 gold. Oh! Ok, that’s actually not that bad. However, you’ll need to use some of the money for the trip home, and realizing if you bought the ring you’d only have 167 for food and such, you decide to instead implement some of your thieving skills.
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  • Discreetly check your inventory list to see how much money you have and then store it in your left boot because left and list are really close to being the same word maybe probably in some language. Put your coin purse on the table as a shield so you can switch the magic ring for the ring your aunt gave you (which you forgot about til just now) and tell the merchant you’ll think about it.

After a brief moment of analyzing, your brain comes to the conclusion that 200 is still more than you’re willing to pay for your potential doom. That, and you’re pretty sure you couldn’t even afford that. You really don’t have any good idea how much money you have, which then reminds you that all your lists were on your head! Which could’ve been super dangerous, but the hat did look really badass.

You take your paper hat into your hands and unfold the paper, hmm-ing to yourself as you do, to imply to the merchant a check of inventory. You pocket the beacon poster and the ancillary lists into your left boot, hoping the similar letters will help you remember where you stored them. There’s been a lot of confusion today. You then look over your inventory list, which has on it your current funds.

It looks like you have 367 gold. Oh! Ok, that’s actually not that bad. However, you’ll need to use some of the money for the trip home, and realizing if you bought the ring you’d only have 167 for food and such, you decide to instead implement some of your thieving skills.

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The merchant sighs and leans back a bit,
Merchant - Ok, what if I sold it at 200 gold instead? Would that get you to stop spilling everywhere? And you look awful, I don’t want to have to deal with a dead elf at my stall either.
200 is better than 300. At least, you’re pretty sure it is, but your brain is having some issue with basic math, since it’s trying to compensate for the loss of blood.
Either way, deal on or off?
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The merchant sighs and leans back a bit,

Merchant - Ok, what if I sold it at 200 gold instead? Would that get you to stop spilling everywhere? And you look awful, I don’t want to have to deal with a dead elf at my stall either.

200 is better than 300. At least, you’re pretty sure it is, but your brain is having some issue with basic math, since it’s trying to compensate for the loss of blood.

Either way, deal on or off?

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  • Threaten with “I’ll stop bleeding on your stall if you give me the ring” then make a bandage from his neck wrap and go meet your red head

Just as you realize you’re completely done with this merchant’s run-about bargaining techniques and halfhearted advice, you also note that there isn’t any reason you shouldn’t be able to do some bargaining of your own.

You slap your wound, flinching only a tiny bit under the pain. The merchant cocks an eyebrow.

You then slam your bloody hand down on the stall counter.

Merchant - W-.. what are you doing?

You smear your blood along the counter of the stall.

You - What do you mean?

Merchant - Stop. Stop doing that. Cut that out.

You - Cut what out?

You wipe a little more blood on the counter-top.

Merchant - You’re wiping your inside juice on my stall! Cut that out!

You lean in,

You - How about you give me that ring and I’ll stop painting the town red.

You - ….

You - And by the town I mean your stall.

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Also maybe a medic. Try to flirt with a doctor idk
You - Is there at least a proper doctor or something around? I’m pretty sure this blood loss is starting to get a little dangerous.
You twirl your foot in your own blood a little, making some bizarre little picture beneath you.
Merchant - Well, I suppose you could try the local clinic, but I doubt you’ll be able to get the doctor to pay you any mind. Even if she did, she’s a bit of an… eccentric. Came from some big dwarven medical school. Or was expelled? I don’t really go in there if I can avoid it.
You - Why not? Shouldn’t doctors be concerned with people bleeding out? And why didn’t you mention the clinic when you saw me bleeding in the first place?!
The merchant shrugs,
Merchant - Hey, I gotta make a living too. Besides, healing potions don’t ask questions, like “So why are you bleeding” and “How legal are your in-town activities”. But I can understand not wanting to bleed out. Like, I get that.
You scratch your chin. You do have a lead for that redheaded girl, but then you could also risk the doctor or the ring.
You also really wish you weren’t bleeding out right now.
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  • Also maybe a medic. Try to flirt with a doctor idk

You - Is there at least a proper doctor or something around? I’m pretty sure this blood loss is starting to get a little dangerous.

You twirl your foot in your own blood a little, making some bizarre little picture beneath you.

Merchant - Well, I suppose you could try the local clinic, but I doubt you’ll be able to get the doctor to pay you any mind. Even if she did, she’s a bit of an… eccentric. Came from some big dwarven medical school. Or was expelled? I don’t really go in there if I can avoid it.

You - Why not? Shouldn’t doctors be concerned with people bleeding out? And why didn’t you mention the clinic when you saw me bleeding in the first place?!

The merchant shrugs,

Merchant - Hey, I gotta make a living too. Besides, healing potions don’t ask questions, like “So why are you bleeding” and “How legal are your in-town activities”. But I can understand not wanting to bleed out. Like, I get that.

You scratch your chin. You do have a lead for that redheaded girl, but then you could also risk the doctor or the ring.

You also really wish you weren’t bleeding out right now.

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Go talk to the ginger chick and see what she’s about/if she could read your inventory list and see what you need at the stores. Also she might be able to help with the whole Marnic thing. You can never go wrong with the buddy system
Right, ok, this ginger chick seems like the most competent person in this town. You elect to find her posthaste and get this situation all wrapped up.
You - Well, ok, not that this hasn’t been it’s own brand of special but I think I’m gonna go find that red haired guildee you mentioned.
You turn to leave but the merchant stops you,
Merchant - W-wait! What about the ring?
Damn, this merchant seems to really want to get rid of that ring! You’re pretty sure it’s totally going to kill you.
You - Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s cursed with some daemon magic, I think I’ll take my chances with my little blood puddle.
Merchant - Well look, I hate to burst your bubble miss, but the guildee left sometime before the Weretiger attack. Last I saw her heading into the general store though. You may want to check there at the very least.
You - Oh… Well…
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  • Go talk to the ginger chick and see what she’s about/if she could read your inventory list and see what you need at the stores. Also she might be able to help with the whole Marnic thing. You can never go wrong with the buddy system

Right, ok, this ginger chick seems like the most competent person in this town. You elect to find her posthaste and get this situation all wrapped up.

You - Well, ok, not that this hasn’t been it’s own brand of special but I think I’m gonna go find that red haired guildee you mentioned.

You turn to leave but the merchant stops you,

Merchant - W-wait! What about the ring?

Damn, this merchant seems to really want to get rid of that ring! You’re pretty sure it’s totally going to kill you.

You - Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s cursed with some daemon magic, I think I’ll take my chances with my little blood puddle.

Merchant - Well look, I hate to burst your bubble miss, but the guildee left sometime before the Weretiger attack. Last I saw her heading into the general store though. You may want to check there at the very least.

You - Oh… Well…

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For the belated anniversary of Legend of Dremmers, I present to you my babies.
It’s been over two long years since Dremmers started, and it’s still something that brings me joy every time I work on it, Thanks to all those for their support, help, and interest in Dremmers and here’s to more to come!

For the belated anniversary of Legend of Dremmers, I present to you my babies.

It’s been over two long years since Dremmers started, and it’s still something that brings me joy every time I work on it, Thanks to all those for their support, help, and interest in Dremmers and here’s to more to come!


Test out ring, ask for another shop locations nearby, check for other supplies
Well, if someone had the ring for so long and only had a bizarre personal life that doesn’t seem to bad. You’re pretty sure the best option would be to just try it on and see what happens.
But as you reach for the ring the merchant slaps your wrist and grabs the ring off the counter.
Merchant - Hold it Miss Leaks, you’re gonna have to pay for that.
You - I just wanted to try it out! What’s the big deal?
Merchant - No dice. What if it gets you weird mind control powers, or makes everyone around you explode. Again, I don’t know what it does and the only person who does is a complete drunkard.
You - Hmm… Ok, how much is it?
Merchant - Well, since it could kill you… I’ll sell it for… 300 gold.
You stroke your chin. You aren’t sure how much money you have because your inventory list is on your head, but you’re pretty sure you can cover that. Before you make any rash purchases, however, you figure you can ask about other shops and supplies in town.
You - Ok… before we talk payment, could you tell me where I could get supplies for a 6 day trip? Food and junk, and the like.
Merchant - Well, there’s a General store right behind you, a Smithy to my left, but you could always hire someone from the Steelfist guild who isn’t smashed to help your travels. Though, they kind of blow, except for this one red haired lass. Up to you.
Right… So many choices, what to do first?
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  • Test out ring, ask for another shop locations nearby, check for other supplies

Well, if someone had the ring for so long and only had a bizarre personal life that doesn’t seem to bad. You’re pretty sure the best option would be to just try it on and see what happens.

But as you reach for the ring the merchant slaps your wrist and grabs the ring off the counter.

Merchant - Hold it Miss Leaks, you’re gonna have to pay for that.

You - I just wanted to try it out! What’s the big deal?

Merchant - No dice. What if it gets you weird mind control powers, or makes everyone around you explode. Again, I don’t know what it does and the only person who does is a complete drunkard.

You - Hmm… Ok, how much is it?

Merchant - Well, since it could kill you… I’ll sell it for… 300 gold.

You stroke your chin. You aren’t sure how much money you have because your inventory list is on your head, but you’re pretty sure you can cover that. Before you make any rash purchases, however, you figure you can ask about other shops and supplies in town.

You - Ok… before we talk payment, could you tell me where I could get supplies for a 6 day trip? Food and junk, and the like.

Merchant - Well, there’s a General store right behind you, a Smithy to my left, but you could always hire someone from the Steelfist guild who isn’t smashed to help your travels. Though, they kind of blow, except for this one red haired lass. Up to you.

Right… So many choices, what to do first?

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Hold it. What’s the freakin’ catch here? Dude’s just gonna give us a ring that may or may not be inhabited by a vengeful djinni?
You are about to reach for the ring when you realize you’re pretty sure this situation is shady as all hells!
You - Hold it!
You slam your elbows on the desk, try not to cringe under the pain and point at the merchant.
You - So you’re just going to give me this ring? Why are you so anxious on getting rid of it? What if it turns me into a freakin’ flesh golem or something? What’s the deal here??
Merchant - Give you? I never said I’d just hand it over!
You - Y-…yes you did! You just said I could take that!
Merchant - Oh right… well, that’s stupid of course I’m going to charge you.
You face palm slightly and let out a heavy sigh,
You - Ok, seriously though what’s with this thing? Does it cure my wounds but then make my hair turn into mist or something? I’m not about that.
Merchant - Listen, like I said, some adventurer went through town a while back and was all “Hey Mister I need an Animate Rope potion”. He was short on gold so I traded him for this ring. He said it was magical and had saved his life from the brink a dozen times.
You lean back a bit,
You - Why did he need an Animate Rope potion so badly?
Merchant - Yeah, like I want to know why someone would need an Animate Rope potion of all things. Gross. That potion never sold so it seemed like a good idea at the time. But then after he left I realized I had no idea what it did. I’d ask the court wizard or that one Marnic from the Steelfist Guild but ironically the Marnic went to help the wizard and now the wizard is missing AND he won’t talk to anyone about it. Just keeps drinking in the tavern.
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  • Hold it. What’s the freakin’ catch here? Dude’s just gonna give us a ring that may or may not be inhabited by a vengeful djinni?

You are about to reach for the ring when you realize you’re pretty sure this situation is shady as all hells!

You - Hold it!

You slam your elbows on the desk, try not to cringe under the pain and point at the merchant.

You - So you’re just going to give me this ring? Why are you so anxious on getting rid of it? What if it turns me into a freakin’ flesh golem or something? What’s the deal here??

Merchant - Give you? I never said I’d just hand it over!

You - Y-…yes you did! You just said I could take that!

Merchant - Oh right… well, that’s stupid of course I’m going to charge you.

You face palm slightly and let out a heavy sigh,

You - Ok, seriously though what’s with this thing? Does it cure my wounds but then make my hair turn into mist or something? I’m not about that.

Merchant - Listen, like I said, some adventurer went through town a while back and was all “Hey Mister I need an Animate Rope potion”. He was short on gold so I traded him for this ring. He said it was magical and had saved his life from the brink a dozen times.

You lean back a bit,

You - Why did he need an Animate Rope potion so badly?

Merchant - Yeah, like I want to know why someone would need an Animate Rope potion of all things. Gross. That potion never sold so it seemed like a good idea at the time. But then after he left I realized I had no idea what it did. I’d ask the court wizard or that one Marnic from the Steelfist Guild but ironically the Marnic went to help the wizard and now the wizard is missing AND he won’t talk to anyone about it. Just keeps drinking in the tavern.

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The merchant ducks behind the counter and returns with a small trinket, which he sets in front of you. You’re pretty sure it’s a ring…
Merchant - I do have this ring…
You roll your eyes.
Merchant - I got it from an adventurer coming through town some weeks back. If you really need something, you could take this.
Finally, it’s about time something went remotely your way in this town. The question, however, remains:
Do you take the ring?
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The merchant ducks behind the counter and returns with a small trinket, which he sets in front of you. You’re pretty sure it’s a ring…

Merchant - I do have this ring…

You roll your eyes.

Merchant - I got it from an adventurer coming through town some weeks back. If you really need something, you could take this.

Finally, it’s about time something went remotely your way in this town. The question, however, remains:

Do you take the ring?

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