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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


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Elvin's Darkside
posted December 03, 2018 11:24 PM

- Not just any tables. - Coren smiled, as he put his hat back on - Only those with interesting people. And you are by far the most interesting bunch in this backwater town. Also, the most interesting people tend to make adventures which then turn to songs. And in time, those songs become legends, and the legends myths. All to stir the hearts of the people. And some people, inspired by these myths, take action. Action that sometimes changes the fate of us all. Such is the mysticism of a bard's spun tale.
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Elvin
Elvin


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What if Elvin was female?
posted December 04, 2018 06:06 AM

Jin formed a bitter smile. Hey now Hoodwink, you fell into that one. Given the character of that way too easygoing priestess, we'll probably have one more person to worry about. And a bard no less, bards make for excellent spies. Jin decided to bide his time, waiting for the duo's response.
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Galatea
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posted December 04, 2018 09:24 AM
Edited by Galatea at 09:24, 04 Dec 2018.

@All

A bard! Felicia’s eye sparkled, forgetting all the wariness that drifted in the atmosphere. The priestess’ mind easily floated into a daydream of having a bard as a companion. She is fond of music and has a good voice, loves to write songs and sing them. Felicia imagined how the bard plays his instrument while they travel.

She was smiling when Brand nudged her on the shoulder.  She looked at him clueless and saw him making some weird facial expression. His head was cocking into different directions. It was only then that she got back to the topic.

It took a moment before the priestess had decided. She looked at the fighter’s eyes and nodded. Brand’s eyes widened and darted from side to side. Felicia’s eyebrows met and sent the fighter a furious look.

Brand understood. He looked back at the men and said, “Easy boys, easy!”

“Well you know me and my priestess here are just passing by in this town. We are heading north to do some...” the fighter leaned closer to the strangers and motioned them with his hands to come closer. Without doubt, they responded.

“Treasure hunting,” he whispered to them.

“If you want to tag along, we’ll give you a decent share,” he added, his eyes gleaming while displaying a sly smile. “So? What say you boys?”
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Elvin
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What if Elvin was female?
posted December 04, 2018 10:06 AM

Jin casts a sidelong glance at Hoodwink. It seems obvious that there is a catch even without the curious yet amusing back and forth. Brand seems to be the voice of reason but Felicia calls the shots. Just as well, we'll have to learn to work together and a field trip would be a welcome change of pace. Whatever the catch, we'll handle it.

"Sounds good to me. Is there a specific prize you are eyeing or just adventuring around?"

Could it be that they are actually planning to adventure around aimlessly? Jin could imagine that kind of naivete from the googly-eyed priestess and he really hoped his nagging suspicion was off the mark. But it was also possible that the task they had in mind was challenging or plain risky.
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Kipshasz
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Elvin's Darkside
posted December 04, 2018 10:48 AM

- A treasure hunt? now that does sound interesting. I'd be most willing to accompany you on this endeavour. - Coren said.
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Galatea
Galatea


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posted December 05, 2018 08:49 AM

@All

“Perfect!” exclaimed Brand as he rubbed his hands in excitement. He turned to Felicia and said, “See priestess? I got us a few companions, just like we planned.”

“Uh… yes…” answered the bedazzled priestess, shrouded by the thought of the consequences of her decision. Her woman’s instinct tells her not to trust the newcomers. Felicia felt it was too fast but she also knew that they must act fast.

“Brand and I left the temple. We decided to live the life of the outside world. We knew it will be hard but we never knew it will be this hard,” the priestess explained to the monk.

“What we get from rendering my services isn’t enough for a living. I also felt it should be free. Goddess Amera teaches us to show love and compassion and as her servant, I should be its proponent,” she sighed at the thought.

“And there’s where my brilliant plan enters!” Brand butt in.

He would’ve continue to brag but a steamy tavern lady caught his attention. She was walking towards their table, bearing their food.

Brand whistled at the lady, “Hey there sexy!”

The lady shot a short glance at the fighter and smiled while placing down the plates. Brand bumped Felicia’s elbow and whispered, while locking his malicious eyes on the lady, “Just look at her booty! It’s so damn hawt!”

“Why would I do that?” the priestess argued, “I’m not interested in other people’s booty!”

She jabbed the fighter’s side with her elbow and whispered, “Stay focused will you? We might lose them if you keep doing that.”

“I know,” the fighter whispered back his eyes still following the tavern girl who was circling behind him making him twist and turn.

“Ohhh well, you see sexy, I’m a bit busy right now. How about later?”

((Brand on Persuasion Check: Roll d20))
((Result: Success))

The lady who was about to finish serving, chuckled at the cocky fighter. She looked at him with flirtatious eyes as she walked away from the table. She winked at Brand before taking her eyes away from him. A huge grin appeared on his face as he waved the lady goodbye.

“Oh where are we?” Brand asked as he turned back to the table.
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Elvin
Elvin


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What if Elvin was female?
posted December 05, 2018 10:03 AM

"Your.. brilliant.. plan. So what have you conned us into? Speak openly, me and Hoodwink plan to stay by your side."

Let's see if the bard will stay. Nah, he's definitely staying but at the very least, the priestess should stay within our sight.

"Also, if your new acquaintance has hot friends, I wouldn't mind you introducing them. A toast to new friends! Say Coren, you know any good songs for the occasion?"

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Kipshasz
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Elvin's Darkside
posted December 05, 2018 12:52 PM

- A song to accompany a drink? sure, I have a few of those - Coren said as he picked up his cittern and strummed it. after a few chords, Coren began singing a jolly little song about some fellows demanding to bring nothing else but good ale
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Geny
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What if Elvin was female?
posted December 06, 2018 05:05 PM

"Well, at the very least this is going to be... entertaining."

Fink downed his drink still reclining in his chair.
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Galatea
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posted December 08, 2018 03:05 AM
Edited by Galatea at 06:59, 08 Dec 2018.

“Ohhhh! You… are… into girls too! I’m beginning to like you man!” Brand told the monk. “Don’t worry, if ever she has another hot friend, I’ll tell you right away!”

“Now, let’s eat! Go on, help yourself. My treat!” he bragged then dug into the food.

The table was filled with an assortment of delicacies. A hot vegetable soup simmered as Brand opened the pot. A stack of rat kebabs sat besides along with two plates of baked potatoes. A roasted pig leg in the center posed as the main dish.

Felicia’s jaw dropped at the exhibit of cuisine in front of them. For her, it was already a feast and a luxury that Amerans shouldn’t be enjoying. She would want to say a prayer of thanks for the food first before they eat but her friend had just ruined the opportunity. The priestess was worried about Brand’s behavior. She thought that he might be pushing it too much.  However, what worried her the most is the possible shortage of coins that they might encounter later.

The priestess sighed again. Slowly, she bowed her head then closed her eyes. Silently, she said a little prayer of thanks. When she opened her eyes, she took some baked potatoes and began to consume them in small parts. Bit by bit and in a gentle manner. It can be noticed that she has been well-trained in the temple to behave conservatively. But for those who’s unaware of her profession, they might conclude that the priestess is a highborn. On the other hand, the fighter munched his in bulk. Huge chunks of it fell into his wide and watery mouth, like a wild animal that had skipped its meals for days.

“Ah wu ter joo du etais la-er,” he said with a full-filled mouth then swallowed all of it at once, “in a less crowded place.”

He looked around with suspicious eyes then leaned again close to the monk, “I don’t want any pain in the ass. This plan of mine should be kept between us.”

“Well,” Brand said aloud as he backed away from the monk. He tore the meaty part of the roasted pig leg then continued, “You haven’t told us your names yet, and what can you do.”

“Unlike brother bard over there,” he pointed at Coren and waved his oily hand while nodding his head with the beat of the near ending song, “Felicia doesn’t like cads.”

Brand chomped the meat but felt it was lacking. He took two baked potatoes and pushed them inside making his cheeks look like it's going to explode anytime sooner. He turned to the priestess and spoke. Bits of food spewed out of his mouth and landed on the priestess' face, “Wight Fewicia?”

“Where are your manners Brand!” the disgusted priestess spat, wiping the food off her face.

“Forgive us,” Felicia said as she tried to get back in control. She went back to eating and finished the remaining baked potatoes and a stick of kebab.

The bard’s song has ended. Felicia smiled at Coren and said, “Thank you, it was beautiful song.”

“And you have a beautiful voice too,” she added. She asked him if he had eaten already and offered the remaining food on the table in which to her surprise was almost gone. The priestess’ face reddened, embarrassed at the bard but can’t do anymore about it.

“We plan to stay here,” she said nervously. “You are all invited to visit us in our room tonight so we could orient you more about it.”

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And she told you, laughing down to her core, so she would not cry, as she lay on your lap,
"Nobody here can live forever, quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer."

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What if Elvin was female?
posted December 08, 2018 08:40 AM

"Name's Fink and I am... a professional problem solver, heh."
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Elvin
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What if Elvin was female?
posted December 08, 2018 11:49 AM

Seeing the priestess showered with spittle and tiny food parts, Jin lamented not having his umbrella with him. He had already taken a bit of everything in his plate but seeing the food dimished at this rate was still a surprise. He liked hearty people and he could tell that they would get along fine. Coren's song was a delight too, he raised his cup to him and gulped down some ale. A proper introduction then.

"And I am Jin, martial artist of the Gei style. I am usually employed to teach people or act as a bodyguard but as of lately work opportunities have gotten fewer. It is good that you arrived when you did. And certainly I'll take you up on your invitation, I'd like to know more."
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Galatea
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posted December 12, 2018 08:14 AM
Edited by Galatea at 08:20, 12 Dec 2018.

The sun painted the sky crimson as it bid Voldandriel farewell. The townsfolk of Cesterfield took this as a signal to call it a day. People went back to their homes and started to prepare for the night. Shops were finishing their last sales and closing. Herded animals were put back to their corresponding corral. Only the tavern remained open amidst the sleepy town. Inside, a few patron sat with mug of ale on their hands. Some just stayed quiet in the corners, eyeing on their surroundings while the others preferred to chatter, including the fighter Brand.

Brand lied to Felicia. He told her that he was going to sweet talk the owner for a discount on their over ordered food and to avail the nicest and most cozy room. But none of this had happened. Instead, the fighter flirted with the tavern girl that he met earlier. She had responded positively with the fighter, giggling on his every joke, feeling romantic excitement every time he breathes on her ear. Felicia and Adelfæd were left to occupy the cheapest room waiting for them to be moved as Brand had promised.

The night came. Cold winds blew the dark clouds away, revealing the beautiful starry sky. The full moon served as a dim light to the wandering folks that chose to remain outside the town. Felicia and Adelfæd were still waiting inside the small windowless room. Hours had passed since Brand left and Felicia knew that her friend fooled her again. Felicia would want to scold Brand as always but like the in the past she disciplined herself and forgave the fighter. She took circumstances such as this as a test to her faith.

Inside, a small single bed occupied the left corner. An small lamp stood atop the end table that sat besides the bed which. Felicia let the blind girl rest on the bed while she sat on a stool by the small table near the door. Silently, they waited for the hopefully new recruits to come.

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And she told you, laughing down to her core, so she would not cry, as she lay on your lap,
"Nobody here can live forever, quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer."

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What if Elvin was female?
posted December 14, 2018 11:54 PM
Edited by Elvin at 23:57, 14 Dec 2018.

Jin knocks and enters the room, slightly surprised to find no one else there.

"What, I'm the first one here? Just as well, they are probably more interested in the actual adventuring than sitting down and talking about it. In truth, I came here to hang out and continue our drinking session. Who needs sleep anyway?"

Placing a bottle on the table, he looks around.

"Brand is getting it on with that girl, isn't he?"
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posted December 15, 2018 11:09 AM
Edited by JoonasTo at 11:10, 15 Dec 2018.

"Two rooms that way." Adel points to the wall next to the bed and grabs the bottle. "Little miss princess here is pining for her pet."
She takes a sip from the bottle and stops. With a chilling voice she remarks: "This is watered down."
She gets up in one steady motion, still holding on to the bottle, and heads for the door grabbing her staff that's next to the door. With determined steps she makes her way to the door of the room where the creaking sounds are coming from. With a THUNK she plants her staff on the floor. She breathes in while bringing her leg up in front of her and in the next moment brings her whole body weight crashing through the door with her foot. The door flies open and hits the wall with a loud BANG! Not wasting any time she flings the bottle at the other side of the room where it shatters with a clitter. The contents splash everywhere, the drops showering down last create a pitter-patter.
"YOU ARE TRYING TO CHEAT US WENCH!" Adelflæd's anger flaring up is evident. "Cutting down wine, thinking these country bums will never know the difference!" she approaches the bed with the staff making an ominous noise with each step. She stops next to the bed and commands in an authoritarian voice: "Bring us two bottles of the real Davenhill and a bottle the juice you are using."
She points to the door, "NOW!" and the bewildered woman rushes off.
Adelfæd returns to the room, ignoring the others on the way. After the woman brings the bottles to their room and leaves in a hurry she grabs a bottle, presenting the other to Jin(and the bottle of juice to Felicia.)
"Cheers!"
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posted December 15, 2018 11:50 AM

Fink strolled into the room looking behind him.

"So... a waitress ran by me in tears just now... did you guys start the murdering without me?" He went into the shadier corner of the room and leaned against the wall, crossing his arms, "'cause that's just impolite."
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posted December 16, 2018 11:19 AM
Edited by Elvin at 12:31, 16 Dec 2018.

Jin shrugs.

"I heard the bashing of a door and probably the snapping of an inner peace or two. I doubt either will leave any permanent damage but.. I am honestly impressed that a young girl would force a door open like that. Who taught you to kick like that?"

Jin bows lower and gives thanks for the wine. Adel would be unable to see his bow but should be able to place the voice. Probably. He'd look like a fool otherwise.
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posted December 16, 2018 02:21 PM
Edited by JoonasTo at 14:22, 16 Dec 2018.

Adelflæd answers with bright laughter.
"We need not be taught how to apply violence."
She takes a chug from the bottle before continuing.
"Had it been mother, the owner would be hanging from the tavern sign by his ankles with a stick up his backside." Clearly tipsy from the strong wine she happily went on to explain about this one time that a travelling salesman had cheaten her father with a crystal ring that was supposed to be enchanted where the enchantment turned out to be nothing but a faint light spell woven in. After having the merchant tracked down and dragged back behind a horse, a two day trip, mind you, she had had him hung outside of town from his fingers with a pitchfork below him. The end result of which after his strength left him and his fingers ripped from his hands was gruesomely easy to imagine. Having satisfied herself she then went on to punish her husband for falling into such an easy con. The screaming lasted through the night but halfway through the tone had changed and the next day out walked a beaming couple.
"...thinking about it. Perhaps father did it on purpose, he is sneaky like that." She finished with the bottle two thirds gone.
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posted December 16, 2018 02:31 PM
Edited by Elvin at 14:32, 16 Dec 2018.

"Sounds heartwarming. My own father designed an art about beating people senseless but he wasn't an actually violent person himself. Violence is a tool, it all depends on how it is used and where it is directed. Your aggressiveness is far more honest than most people's politeness. I'll have a glass while there's some left, cheers."
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posted December 17, 2018 09:39 AM

@All

Felicia was glad that their new acquaintances came. Apparently she did not expect that Adelfæd would display such behavior.

“A-aren’t you too young to be d-drinking?” she said, her voice jittering with a shock on her face as the blind girl gave her the juice.

Brand rushed from the bar where he and the tavern girl were talking, to where the commotion happened. The tavern girl he was flirting with, followed him and hid behind his back. She was curious yet scared peeping from the fighter’s back. Brand could feel her fear since her hands were trembling as they hold his muscled arm.

The fighter stammered at the aftermath of Adelfæd’s fury. He turned to the tavern girl and calmed her with a hug. He caressed her head several times then touched her face. The tavern girl looked up to him with teary eyes. He wiped them dry and held his mouth close to her ear. She nodded a few times as Brand explained to her that the blind girl had mental illness of some sort and that she is safe as long as he is here. He also assured her that he’ll fix this mess up with the other girl.

When the fighter felt that the girl had calmed, she bid her farewell and promised to see her later. Then he headed to the room where Felicia and the others were.

"What was that all about? I was having a nice chat with the waitress!” he cast a sly look on the blind girl snickering a bit, “Why did you barge in on the cook and waitresses having fun?”

“Hey girl!” he called to Adelfæd, “If you want some fun you should’ve told me. I can fix that! I just wonder if somebody would do it with a face like that,” he joked.

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"Nobody here can live forever, quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer."

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