Joe: [OOC] Well this is turning out to be a real pisser of a dungeon crawl. We got the magical thingy and we didn't even find a treasure room or anything.
Kyle: [OOC] Yeah, let's head back to the surface. I'd rather not dwell on the odds we blew up the valuables earlier.
Joe: [OOC] We'll just have to take consolation in the number of corpses we mutilated instead.
Soo: [OOC] Why are you guys so fixated on getting money anyway? Didn't you see my character sheet? Kali is rich enough to buy us all jetpacks and probably still have enough money leftover to hire OTHER adventurers to save the world while we use them.
Ian: [OOC] Obtaining loot is one of the primary forces in an RPG player's life Soo. It's the reason they exist.
Joe: [OOC] Birds fly, fish swim, Ian cries during sex and RPG players get loot.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Bailey heads up back towards the surface.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali follows along.
Ian: [Mari Shasho] Mari tags along behind Kali and Bailey.
Joe: [GR-210] GR-210 forces Danielle to carry him AND THE WEIGHT OF ALL THIS DISAPPOINTMENT.
Dane: [GM] You get to the chamber you all climbed down into at the start, the single shaft of light illuminating the room from the hole at the top. Just then you hear a commotion outside.
Joe: [OOC] Hey I got it! We can sell the baton thing for money!
Ian: [OOC] We kind of need that to save the world.
Joe: [OOC] Right right... so let's sell it to someone and then steal it back!
Kyle: [OOC] If we're going to rob someone anyway, why would we sell them something first?
Joe: [OOC] I like the crazy way you think, lad.
Dane: [GM] JUST THEN YOU HEAR A COMMOTION OUTSIDE.
Soo: [OOC] In the interests of Dane's sanity, I shall go check first.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali climbs up to the surface, ignoring the fact she's got one arm and how awkward that probably is, and peeks around.
Ian: [OOC] We could use the baton as part of the plan. Put feelers out for who might want to buy it, so then we know who has lots of money on hand.
Joe: [OOC] I love it when a plan comes together.
Dane: [GM] No sooner has Kali gotten up to the surface than a man in an Imperial Army uniform lunges at her as she climbs out and tries to grab her!
Kyle: [OOC] I'm not sure how we should price it. It's Dane's made-up item so we can't use the gear and loot guidebook.
[Dane] ROLLS. [GM] RECEIVES RESULTS.
Dane: [GM] The soldier succeeds in grabbing Kali and yanks her up to the surface, a forearm around her neck and a pistol to her temple! Up on the stone platform is none other than Dr. Himmult from the antiquities department! "So sorry to have to do this in this fashion Lady d'Vostog, but my interests lie far beyond collecting pretty trinkets in the jungle..." Himmult is surrounded by no fewer than a dozen Imperial soldiers and you notice they're all wearing Old Velthri cult medallions.
Soo: [OOC] Gee, I sure can't wait for someone to help me.
Ian: [OOC] We could just look up an item of similar age and infer.
Joe: [OOC] And get short-changed? Nah let's find an NPC appraiser first.
Dane: [GM] I think you're on your own here Soo.
Soo: [OOC] Is it too late to convert to the crazy evil religion? I feel like it would be a step up.
Dane:[GM] Come in for a free personality test and you eventually might meet Tom Cruise at a mixer.