Monday, November 26, 2012

What's in your haversack?

Hey guys,
Its been a while since I made a What's in your haversack post, so I thought it was time for a new one. It is always good to remember that your character, whether in game or in writing is not always prepared for everything. You can't just run around every day with a huge pack on your back full to bursting, its just not feasible or practical. There WILL be time when they aren't prepared, or better said, there SHOULD always be a time when the character is not prepared.

So, that being said, let us take a look at Lenz Gelstalter and his haversack.

Lenz Gelstalter is a middle aged dwarf who has spent his life hidden in the underground of Wuldrorth. picked up some alchemy and arcane knowledge during his life on the streets by taking odd jobs for the Lenz various wizards and other magical types around Wulrorth.  He doesn't have the extensive schooling of wizards but he has a natural feel for magic and mechanics, able to create small, intricate machines and potent magical potions.

One day he is approached by a small urchin boy, who delivers a summons from an upper class merchant. The merchants wants a private showing of Lenz's work. On his way to the summons Lenz is ambushed by a rival and forced to flee into the tunnels, leading to the surface.

In Lenz's haversack we find the following:

  • Mechanical pieces, including a mechanical bird, spider, and hand. 
  • Small, spare parts, including cogs, gears, nuts and bolts. 
  • Flask of spirits (hidden in boot, actually)
  • Identification papers
  • Summons from Merchant Lord Trask
  • 10 gold, 7 silver, 9 copper
  • Home keys
  • Pipe and Tobacco  
  • 1 half finished and chewed cigar
  • flint and steel bars

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