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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Kolson on Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:31 pm

Steve accepts the wine with a thank you and sits down on the corner of the bed. "I think it's a little more than a magic bobble Konrad. If I'm understanding correctly you're basically saying you'll shatter someone's heart for magical science."

He takes a sip.
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Zeiss on Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:42 pm

Breeze, eyes closed and now sitting with her legs and arms crossed, vigorously nods at Steve's observation.
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Rory on Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:17 pm

The crack in Konrad's mood is as noticeable as the silence that follows in its wake. He quickly mans the helm. "It certainly does now, doesn't it? Please forgive me, Breeze. I'm an explorer at heart, and if no one's feelings stand between me and something I'm curious about, I rush headlong toward it. I will never suggest it again."

Once they are able to move on, he reciprocates Steve's query. "You don't have to worry about how I'm doing. There is nothing new under the sun, and I have seen enough under it - in its light or in its shadow. What about you, Steve? What's on your mind?"
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Zeiss on Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:21 pm

Breeze seems satisfied.

"Apologies accepted."

She lies down again, then goes back to flapping her legs.


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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Kolson on Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:10 pm

"Well, you is what I want to talk about. We were in it today, real bad. That could have gone a lot worse but none of us ran. I just wanted to say I noticed and thank you for having our backs."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Rory on Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:51 am

Konrad glances over his raggedy clothes, blackened and mulching from dampness. "Aye. I'll have to replace this, but tomorrow... Did you think I would have? She made it clear, it was either her or us, and she sure came to us right quickly. The coin we kept came in handy, didn't it?"
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Kolson on Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:28 pm

Steve ignores talk of the coin for now. "I honestly didn't know what to think you would do. To me, this came from the same guy who was off talking to the lady who hired us in an attempt at personal gain and then got cupcakes right after instead of staying with his team and trying to save a man's life. We almost died out in that forest Konrad and if Breeze hadn't been there we would have. So I'm here to see which Konrad is the real one. So tell me which is it?"

He takes a sip of the wine.
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Rory on Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:39 pm

Konrad considers a jape involving a full moon at night, then sighs. "I thought we buried this already, Steve, you by yourself after you calmed down, without my need explaining. You're a smart lad, do you really need me to tell you what we both know about my motivations and intentions?"
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Kolson on Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:39 pm

"That's what you say, Konrad, but it's not always what you do. That disconnect has been niggling at me for a while now and I'm wondering if you even notice. Why do you smile all the time, Konrad? And don't say because you are happy. It isn't true. I'm looking for authenticity here. I'm trying to understand."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Rory on Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:09 am

Grinning, he answers, "I imagine saying 'because I'm always happy' would be even more worrying than the truth." The grin fades. "I smile whenever its appropriate to go with my polite tone and manners. I smile because I want to make friends and put other people at ease. I want people to open up to us, and making friends along the way can save your life, even if you exchange nothing."

The prodigal grin returns. "Just ask Breeze, she's done nothing but make friends whenever she shows herself to anyone, and Yen brought her cupcakes for days."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Zeiss on Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:17 am

Breeze rolls on the bed, having fun by herself.

"Hey, me, I'm cute, and the scar on your face isn't." She thinks for a second. "Sorry."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Rory on Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:35 am

With a tiny smirk, he replies, "Aye, ugly Scar is fighting for dominance, and I have to compensate by accentuating my mother's eyes, and my father's cheekbones. Every day is a battle, truly," he finishes with a facetious "poor me".


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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Kolson on Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:17 am

"Heh. Anyway, it makes it look like you have something to hide. Just saying, you don't have to do it all the time."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Rory on Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:26 pm

Konrad turns a pointed look at Steve under one eyebrow. "I don't."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Kolson on Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:47 pm

"Mmm, you do it enough. It's like putting up a shield, it makes people uneasy and you do it often enough that it sticks even when you don't. You can be scary at times. I'm saying something because it sounds like you don't mean to do it."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Rory on Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:59 am

He chuckles. "Is that so? And who says they're scared?"
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Kolson on Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:25 pm

"Just something I observed."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Rory on Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:30 pm

He places his hand over his heart. "Very well. I suppose it must be painfully obvious. I'm only eager to leave my past behind, you see. That is the reason for my 'shield', but nevermind that. So, I shall be polite and happy to meet new people, and so sour and dour once I've gotten to know them. What I mean is...less forced smiles," he smiles.
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Kolson on Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:12 am

Steve laughs at the joke. Doubles up even. "Okay, okay, enough of that. But if you don't mind me asking, what life did you lead prior to this one? You are obviously well trained and have a good head on your shoulders in a fight."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Rory on Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:08 pm

[Not intended to be joking, but I'll go with it.]

The room grows silent. Konrad laughs nervously. He was hoping he could pass over it with "nevermind that". "I didn't fight for anything good. I took the wrong jobs, worked with the wrong people. It was a long time before I found myself paying the price for it all," he turns the scarred side of his face toward Steve, "but I did pay. I'm...making it my mission to ensure the world drops it for good."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Kolson on Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:52 pm

[Oh too bad. I thought it was pretty clever. Sorry for the misunderstanding. The down side of no tone and lack of immediate clarification in play-by-post RP.]

"Oh I see. You don't have to go into it if you don't want to. I just want to know more about you."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Rory on Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:12 am

"About me, huh?"

"I was like you once. Young, eager, full of promise. I know, I'm not old yet. When I went to one of Myr's port towns for the summer solstice, I met a crew of sailors licking wounds and looking for recruits. I took my time enjoying the celebration, then a day later asked them how long they'd be in town. 'Sunrise', said one who spoke my tongue. Not enough time for me to head back to my clan, pack what I thought I'd need, and then return to cast off with them."

"Saying goodbye to my family was a difficult thing. They told me to wait, give them more time with me before I left, a week at least. But there was something about that crew, that ship. Maybe it was just the call of adventure, maybe I was just tired of the same old drudgery. Maybe I was a seaman at heart, feeling the pull of that vast, open sea. Whatever it was, I followed it onto that ship, and from that day forward I knew a freedom so true I don't ever want stay away for long."

"I lost the good thing I had going when I paid the price for my misdeeds. Not long after that, Coins members found me, throwing back shots to drown my sorrow and picking fights. The latest one involved discovering my attempt at forging my tab to put my drinking debt onto someone else. I could have run, but...I didn't have my head. I didn't last long in any of those fights, but the Coins had my back in that one. They must have seen the fire in me. And so, the circle is complete."

"Say, you and I should get ourselves a ship. Our crew can help us when our assignments lead us into fights, and we can take on bigger jobs - move goods for the Coins, escort trading vessels, all that good privateer work for our employers."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Kolson on Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:50 pm

"Wow. I've never even thought about being part of a ship's crew!" The way his face lights up, you can see that Steve is rather taken with the idea. He starts spitting questions a mile a minute. "What do you eat on ships? Will I need new clothes? How do ropes work? I hear storms are a thing, how's that? Is it true sailors have lots of STDs? Do you have lots of STDs?"
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Rory on Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:58 pm

"All right, all right," Konrad says, waving his hands. "I could teach you to handle the ropes, I do better showing instead of explaining, but I'll tell you now, it's tough work. No, I don't have VD, and I don't presume to know how many any of my crew had - except...Thorald." The name rolls off his tongue with minor discomfort. "You could wear whatever you want within reason, and generally, you want preserved foodstuffs - if it goes down better than 'had better', it's probably not what you're looking for. Visits to the mainland are the best days of your life."

"Storms are terrible, people die."
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Re: 1st adventure: the fallout

Post by Kolson on Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:48 pm

"Hmm, I see. Well, we should have plenty of time to practice rope stuff on the ride out. Fedler thinks we'll be heading for The Citadel to drop Yen off before our next mission."
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