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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Rory on Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:33 pm

K wrote:Mihai shrugs.

"No argument there, but still no harm in taking the advantage. I very much doubt they'd kill for us, being Hunters and all, but we can still use their expertise."
"Oh, don't worry about that, Mihai. The militia, at least, won't have any hangups with killing them if they bother, after all this is our job, we're with the You-Know-Who's. If killing is out of bounds to them, we could accept the condition of capture-only at the negotiating table with the militia and the Hunter, but that's getting too far ahead. I honestly I don't know much about these 'Hunters'. What are they, bounty hunters? Freelance animal control squad?"
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by K on Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:07 pm

"They keep an eye on the wildlife, that's all i know."
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Zeiss on Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:07 pm

OOC:
And Kolson goes all in on his deception. Let's see. *Rolling, then looks at the results* Huh... do you want to spend a non-combat action point?

Lomner hesitates for a second, but finally concedes and leans towards Steve.

For Steve - if he spends his action point:
He ponders Steve's words, clearly unprepared to be given a new perspective on the situation. He scratches his own cheek for a second.

"If she is going to join the army no matter what, I suppose it would be better if I pretended I was okay with it..."

Lomner is still giving the idea some thought.

For Steve - if he doesn't spend his action point:
He stares at you, then says with a gravely voice: "She would never let herself get distracted by something like that, not even when it's coming from her own father."

His expression hardens.

"I have other customers to serve. If you'll excuse me."

And he leaves you alone with your mug.
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Kolson on Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:31 pm

OOC:
Sure, I'll spend it. I was hoping to save it for my real whopper but no sense holding back if I won't even get the chance to try it. I love how he doesn't even ask what his daughter could possibly be doing that would put not only her own life, but the lives of the entire world in danger. What a weirdo!

"That's all I ask, sir. Actually, I'm not supposed to tell you this but part of the reason my companions and I went this way was so I could check up on you and the family. She wanted to make sure you guys are okay. So how about it, how is everything?"
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Zeiss on Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:50 pm

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Young people like to talk big.

For Steve:
Lomner tilts his head, honestly confused.

"She did...?"

He doesn't know what to say at first, but he quickly replies: "It's quite like her to be so underhanded," then shakes his head a little. "Well, I guess everything is fine. Not much has changed since she left for the Citadel, business as usual... maybe I should write a letter. To clear up the air." Satisfied with this idea, he nods to himself.

"I'll make sure to mention you. Tell her to send someone a little less honest next time."

He smiles.
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Kolson on Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:08 pm

Steve smiles back. "Heh, I'll do that. Actually, I'm supposed to put this all in a letter and send it off. If I wrote it would you mind mailing it with your other dispatches? No wait." Steve starts laughing, "Let's send it with your own mail! Can you imagine her face when she sees my letter in there with yours? She'll probably be in a huff for a week!"
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Zeiss on Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:16 pm

For Steve:
Lomner blinks for a few seconds.

"In a huff?"
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Kolson on Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:23 pm

Continuing to laugh Steve says, "Oh yes. I learned a long time ago that there is no sense in lying to women. They always suss it out and that goes double for your daughter. By putting my letter in with yours, she'll realize what I did and be quite sore with me. But by the time I see her again she will have had time to calm down and see the sense in it."
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Zeiss on Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:34 pm

For Steve:
"See the sense in it?"

Lomner is bewildered.

"I don't get it. You're just here to see how me and my son are doing. I'm sure she planned for the eventuality that I would learn about it: she plans for everything."
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Kolson on Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:44 pm

"Don't I know it. But she didn't plan on me in the first place and I see no reason to change that record yet." Steve stands up and puts out his hand to shake, "Let me introduce myself sir. My name is Steve Oldturn and Zelky's my fiancee."

He places special emphasis on "Zelky," so that Lomnar knows its a nickname the two "lovers" share.
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Zeiss on Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:16 pm

For Steve:
You cannot decipher the innkeeper's expression on his face.

"You and my daughter are... engaged?"

Steve responds with a relieved and happy tone: "It was as surprising to me as it was to you sir."

Lomner blinks a few more times. Then he lets out a huge "AH AH!" which makes everyone's head spin towards the two of you. The big man goes around the bar, force everyone out of his way with his mere presence and approaches the black mage with a lively gait. Then out of nowhere, he hugs Steve like no one ever did before. Once he lets him go, he places his arm around the young man's shoulders and declares to the whole audience:

"Everyone! Let me present you my soon-to-be son-in-law!"

The patrons lets out a few surprised shouts, and one regular suddenly asks: "Wait wait wait! He's the fiance of Zelk!?"

"The one and only!" clamors the innkeeper, a big smile scotched to his face.

"I can't believe it!" continues the regular. "Someone managed to melt the heart of the ice queen herself! That deserves a round of mugs!"

Everyone in the room (around 40 people) applause at this idea, and the noise becomes even louder when Lomner shouts: "And it's all on me! No one will go thirsty tonight!" He suddenly turns to Steve, and starts to reprimand him in a jesting manner: "And you were going to pay me to sleep here? That's nonsense! You're getting the best room I have, and I don't want to see even one piece of copper coming out of your purse!"
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Kolson on Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:09 am

The mage is momentarily taken aback by Lomnar's generosity and a pain of guilt momentarily manifests in his heart. It passes quickly. "I don't even know what to say. Thank you so much Lomnar!" He claps the innkeeper on the back and revels in a happiness he's never known.

Steve will drink a few toasts but will beg off the impromptu party before he's drunk citing his work trip for the Coins but in reality wanting to write that letter to his "fiancee" before sleep.

He'll compose the following message in the equivalent of reverse-Stoikotita:

My dearest Zelky,

I hope this note finds you well. My time with your family was a great joy and I composed this poem in recompense for my little deception.

Insert terrible lewd poem about Zelk here.
Poem Highlights:
-Uses the Stoikotita language for glorified smut.
-Makes up new uses for pre-existing Stoikotita words that would be clever in any other circumstance.
-Follows three different meters in two diametrically opposed styles with no rhyme or reason.
-Compares her body to several nonsensical objects such as her butt with a shoehorn and how that is the sexiest thing ever for reasons.
-Ends with a shout out to all the professors that were kind enough to teach him Stoikotita in the first place.
-If you isolate the first letter of every line it spells out: "There is nothing sexier than a smart and driven woman. Won't the Queen of Ice give this poor man a chance to melt her heart?"

Oh yeah, that was hot. I hope that was as good for you as it was for me.

Your Loving Fiance,
Steve Oldturn

(I'll take 20 on my Perform check to get that poem perfect.)
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Rory on Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:56 am

bye-bye, note:
I have retconned the note. I never wrote it, it never existed. It remains in the post with strikethrough over it. There is a chance that I will come off like a douche if I leave that behind, and I don't intend to leave behind anything conveying any sentiment. I would prefer it if she came to her own conclusion.

Konrad grunts dismissively. "Oh well. If what you gather is true, any information they can give us would be wonderful, but they may not have any training or proper equipment of their own that can help us deal with our problem."
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by K on Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:32 pm

"Well, anything's premature at this point." - Mihai concedes.

TEMPORAL REWIND ACTIVATE

Previous night, Steve's big engagement party.

Very innocently, Mihai says to himself.

"So THAT's how i could have slept for free at every inn!"
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Zeiss on Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:29 pm

The party goes on for a while, and Lomner is more than happy to share with Steve a few stories about Zelk, including some that are pretty embarrassing, such as when she was nine years old and chased a chicken around the courtyard, wearing nothing more than her underwear.

Then morning comes, and Steve must leave the comfort of his damn near luxurious bed. His new father-in-law makes sure he has enough food to last three days though, and wish him well on his travels. He and Zelk better not delay the marriage for too long; he cannot wait to see his grandchildren.
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Kolson on Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:43 pm

Steve will file those stories away in his mind for later use and laugh in faux-embarrassment at his "future father-in-law's" suggestions of grandchildren. After leaving the letter with Lomnar and wishing him well, he will join the conversation already in progress with his comrades about their plans.

Rory wrote:Konrad grunts dismissively. "Oh well. If what you gather is true, any information they can give us would be wonderful, but they may not have any training or proper equipment of their own that can help us deal with our problem."

"I think we should take them with us. The more hands we have the better in my book. Besides guys, do you really want to be in the front line of battle with no one to back you up? I bet the militia captain could take a few hits for you at the very least."
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Zeiss on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:07 pm

Just as the sun is rising above the horizon, the hunter appears at the edge of the forest, less than fifty meters away from the three of you. She looks the same as yesterday; a young red-haired woman with short hair who is wearing loose pants and a shirt under a tightened up leather armor, with a green cloak above it to presumably conceal her presence if necessary. The way she carries her bow on her back makes it clear she's not to be messed around with. She approaches your group at a steady pace, until she finally stops right in front of Mihai. She glances for a second at the mages, holds her stare a little too long on Konrad's armband, then sharply says:

"Hello."

She pulls down her hood and reveals what would be best described as a delicate face, if not for the long scar on the left side of her neck which contrasts heavily with her overall lithe appearance. Something sharp caused that, and it is so apparent that it's easy to ignore her tomboyish looks which might confuse other people as to what her gender is, until they examine her more closely. The few freckles on her face make the scar seem even more grim.

"So, have you made your decision?"


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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Kolson on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:21 pm

Steve nods in greeting but let's his fellows speak for the group.
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by K on Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:21 am

Mihai speaks up. His demeanor is plain when dealing with her, without the practiced courtesy of up until now.

"We talked, and are willing. Especially given..." - he checks himself for a second - "The task. But we have our own errand we're on right now, and time is an issue."
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Zeiss on Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:25 am

She deliberates something, then asks for a clarification: "What kind of issue is it exactly? And where will it take you?"
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by K on Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:32 am

"Not far from Waterglass. Just the outskirts, from what we know." - he makes sure no one's eavesdropping before continuing - "A band has stolen an item of some importance, that our employers want back, plus the group neutralized." - he explains, matter-of-factly - "By any means." - he adds, rather grimmly.
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Post by Zeiss on Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:42 am

The hunter seems to have a flash of hindsight by the way she raises her eyebrows.

"Oh, them." She crosses her arms, then adds astutely: "I've been monitoring their presence since they appeared in the ruins of the empire's old outpost three days ago. They've done nothing to disturb Waterglass, so we've left them alone, but we know they're thugs."

She gives you a sly smile.

"So you're going to neutralize the eight of them?"
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by Kolson on Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:52 am

Steve's ears perk up at the mention of eight thugs. "Yes, that's correct Miss Fedler. What else can you tell us about them?"
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Re: 1st adventure: the Fey one

Post by K on Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:53 am

Mihai can't suppress a chuckle.

"Actually, i thought maybe i could throw some rabid animal at them." - he says, (half) in jest - "Or at least try and get some advantage from the element of surprise or the terrain, - he who holds the land can conquer heaven, and whatnot. But truth be told, only now did i know their number, and it's quite a bit higher than we were told. Symmetrically, it's not much of a fight; we'll definitely have to improvise."
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Post by Zeiss on Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:13 am

She thinks carefully on what she is going to say.

"I can tell you more about these thugs other than how many there are. But this information isn't free."

The hunter gauges the three of you.

"I know you're in it for money, and our village has some. But what you need on this errand of yours is support. I'm a hunter, my friend is a mage; so you scratch our back and we'll scratch yours. And we'll still pay you, even if it's a little less than what you would get if we didn't join you on your little expedition."

For all of you:
She's trying to make it look like she has the upper hand in this negotiation, but she doesn't. The terms of this arrangement are truthful though.
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