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Bellacouste 06-28-2012 05:28 PM

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong>Welcome!</strong></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">   The Roleplay ‘A Fae Flies into A Bar…’ was begun on June 30th, 2010 shortly after Kiara set up the Role Play forum and, while it had a shaky start after two years, over 90 pages and 1300 posts it is still going.  The purpose of this thread is simply to continue on because the other thread is getting so long as to have ill effects, such as posts that won’t show up on newly generated pages until three or four posts have been made on that page.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">   Below will be a summery of the story thus far as well as copies of the last posts from the previous thread, from which the role-play will continue as normal.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">   If you are a new person looking to join feel free to simply jump into it, but please follow common courtesy role-play (and the forum) rules and have fun with it.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">If you would like to read through the other thread it can be found <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?&topic_id=481966" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>

Bellacouste 06-28-2012 05:29 PM

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">The Story Thus Far…</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">((There’s a lot to summarize so I will be reserving a couple of post spots for it until it is finished.))</p>

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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong>Previous Posts</strong></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong></strong></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Bellacouste </span></strong></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Herrigan nodded, but it was too late to call Brique back.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Ross cried out in alarm as the Squire charged, drawing her own sword and filling it with brilliant light as she got between the youth and the Freeblood.  Herrigan leapt up from his chair, knocking it over and drawing his own.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">***</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Nordri stirred and popped one eye open to stare at Bane.  "Mornin', puppy."  He sat up and offered his hand to the dog to sniff.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">***</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Grumblefoot nodded to Sam.  "Der yer think yer ter kin put th' 'ammer behin' wards like tha'?  Ay'm nay sure if Ay shoul' try th' purification again, wit 'ow it reacted.  Ay ain't tha' strong anymore, Ay guess."</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"Thank you.  All of you are welcome in my home at any time."  She smiled and turned as Brienae landed.  She glanced up at the city with a paniced a worried look, but pushed it out of her mind.  "Is everything alright?"  She asked.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">***</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"Was nice meetings you's toos."  Bella replied in Ratongan.  "Beleska dance withs yous."</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Rothgut nodded, but froze as a shadow appeared behind the others and grabbed Danlore's shoulder, spinning him around.  "Are these the traitors, Lady Ventosis?"  The guard asked.  Danlore swore under his breath, unable to reach his staff with his arm still being held tightly by the soldier and unsure if he should draw his weapon being so surrounded.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">A Tier'dal woman stepped out from behind the other Militiamen, wearing a light purple dress that was close to her skin tone and showed much of it.  "They were with him, yes."  She said in a silky voice.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">***</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Isatis went to the edge of the platform and looked down, squinting at the people.  "I...I think that's my Guild Leader down there..."  She said over her shoulder.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Brienae </span></strong></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Gregor stepped outside the office. “Simon!” he shouted the squire's name.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Simon turned in Gregor's direction.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">“What are you doing?” Gregor asked. There was stern yet concerned tone in his voice.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">“She's related to Nedrid. I heard her say something about Uncle Nedrid...” Simon answered.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Calish drew twin rapiers.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Telsi stood poised to pounce. Her hands looked like claws. She straightened as the boy spoke “What do you have against my uncle?” she asked calmly as she stepped from behind the Paladin. She had not heard most of the conversation earlier as her mind had been focused on feeding.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">“He killed my sister!” Simon shouted.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Telsi nodded “And someone has to pay. Vengeance will never bring her back, nor will it make you feel better.”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">“I'm not listening to a wretched monster! Especially not one with the last name Fenris!” Simon hissed.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Calish laughed “Perhaps we should have married before we left.”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Telsi smiled “Perhaps... but if I remember correctly the offer was that execution would follow the ceremony....”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Calish nodded "Yeah true..."</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Gregor closed his eyes for a moment “I thought and hoped that I had taught you better...”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Simon turned fully to face his mentor. “You did nothing!”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Gregor felt the sense of failure pressing down on him. How had he failed so horribly? His sadness and anger began to overwhelm him. He clutched his stomach as his emotions brought out his hunger.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">“Where were you?” tears were streaming from the youth's eyes. He turned back towards Telsi “He took the only family I had left! If I could make him feel that pain....”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Gregor listened to his squire's words. His hands began shaking as he tried to maintain control. His eyes were already red.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">~~~~~</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Mist nuzzled the Ratonga mother as though asking to play.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Alyerra laughed “No Mist, he's too little.”She turned to watch Bane and Nordi “Careful... if he views beards anything like tails, he's found a new toy.”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Bane sniffed the offered hand and licked it.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Alyerra said nothing about Shiasia's musings. It actually made her pause to think: Who was her Father? Could he have changed his ways?</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">~~~~~</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Tim nodded “If you can't find it, I know someone who can help. He only asks five Silver.”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Carl let out another scream of pain that he had tried to hold back. Tears were in his eyes just from pain.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Tim frowned “What's wrong?” he asked.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">“The darkness...” Carl whispered “It's growing... I can feel it.” he grunted “Help me...”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Tim pulled vial out of his bag.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"I thought you said you couldn't give me more for several hours," Carl hissed.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Tim nodded "Of the pain reliever.  This is a sleeping potion only.  It will make you sleep for sevral hours.  It's the best I can do."</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Carl nodded and sat up.  He took the potion and drank it "That really..." he fell back with his eyes closed in sleep.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"Tastes like mud. I know." Tim muttered. "I can't leave him alone... but I can't let you go by yourself." he said to Rotwhisker.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">~~~~~</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Sam nodded. He leaned against a tree. “Maybe... somehow we need to weaken it.” he rubbed his head “The claws were easy. They just needed to be separated “ Sam swallowed as he tried to continue. His breathing was becoming labored “Sorry,” he said finally “I learned years ago how to speak with my mind, but it is hard... without aid or being able to meditate.” his mental voice was starting to sound strained again “Do you by chance understand sign language or...” he pulled out the stone “Should have asked... have one of these.”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">“Well, in the city yes everything is fine,” Brienae answered “We managed to convince Lamia to repent and change her ways, however I think her mind is fractured.” she sighed as she thought of her words “It's like she's two people, but she's not possessed. I was hoping maybe you could help her. The other personality is what caused her to follow the Necromancer. She would rather be a conjuror or Illusionist, but I'm afraid if that other side is not suppressed it could overwhelm her.”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">~~~~~</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">“And yous,” the sleepy child whispered back in Ratongan.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Tetriemmy twitched her ears.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">The children quickly fell fast asleep “Bella, Aloysiius gather close to me.” her voice did not leave the room as she stood in a corner. She sighed “Tunare please give that girl some sense...” she whispered.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">“Traitors?” Calarys asked “There's musts bes some mistakes.” she began to shake as she thought about what would happen if they accused her of aiding traitors “Theres has to bes a mistakes...” she said almost pleading for it to be true.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Canty hugged her Aunt who was beginning to cry.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Kyriu cursed. She reached for her staff but stopped short of drawing it. She decided to try diplomacy “We were actually just leaving.” she said “If you just let us go we won't cause any trouble.”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">~~~~~</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Henris sighed "I assume that is good news.  If she is a friend of my daughter's then I have no doubt she can be trusted. He glided over to Lamia “Are you alright my dear?” he asked.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">~~~~~</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">The High-Elf smiled and then laughed “Two of the 'evil faeries' are of a noble family which is well respected around here. Lady Brienae was the one who informed us.”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">The clerk nodded the charm on him having broken “I would trust the word of Lady Brienae over just about anyone.”</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">~~~~~</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Carefully Galabrin set the Ratonga down. He wanted to make sure she realized he was not holding her against her will. “I'm your friend.” he whispered.</p>

Bellacouste 06-28-2012 05:34 PM

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Ssenriliss </span></strong></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Lamia was busy in thought when Henris spoke. She perked her ears and glanced at him. "O-Oh me? Yeah.. I-I'm fine.." she said distractedly. She nodded. Her tail swayed slowly. Her hand raised up and necromantic magic unwillingly came up, much to her surprise. She squeaks and dispels it, shaking her head as if trying to get it off of her.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"W-Wha?! N-Necro- But.. But I've.. never even touched that school of magic before.." she stutters to herself, bewildered</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">==========</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Zulgahr frowned and crossed his arms</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"Hey.. Ya can't blame me for trying.." he said wryly, smirking. He searches his person and feels some daggers and poison vials in his pockets. But he makes no move in taking them out.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">If he was going to get out.. he was going to have to act harmless at first.. And if the cell door opened.. Run for it! He'd try the charm one last time on his slave before he'd wait some time.. He put his hands behind his back and began secretly re-casting the charm spell on Stinsmia.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">==========</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Stinsmia's collar started the red glowing again and she shrieked. The longer she resisted, the more her mind became fractured and damaged. She bit her lip and put her head in her hands</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"M-Mas..ter.. Master.." she whispers softly, trembling. She was trying so hard to resist the command and urge to go to the Iksar. So far it was working.. But.. it wasn't going to last.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"No.. No I don't have a Master.. I don't have a Master!!" she repeats to herself, shaking her head. It was becoming a little easier to resist, keeping that in mind.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">==========</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Shiasia chuckled softly and sighed.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"Maybe if Rotwhisker becomes a paladin.. and maybe changes his name I'll.." she mutters to herself, slowly walking off to a different spot as she pondered.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">She also noted that Senriala was taking a rather long time.. Was something wrong..?</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">==========</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Rotwhisker watched curiously. After a moment to let things calm down, he went back to searching. Eventually he found a small square mirror, which shimmered with magic.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"I can understand that. But well I found it so.. I'll just use the room right next to this one. Be right back.." he said, skittering out of the room and into the room nearby, closing the door gently.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">As the changing occured, there were several grunts.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"Gahs.. Stupids earrings.." he mutters, eventually fitting 3 in each of his ears. He looks himself over again briefly. A wave of his hand and he changed his fur pattern and colour to a solid white, also changing his tail slightly to be longer. He made his snout a bit longer, also making his eyes a little more squinted.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">He stepped out and sighed</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"Thats is probably the last times I uses one of these stupids mirrors!" he muttered, having also changed his voice slightly</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">==========</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Ramoana sighed softly as she watched her sister cough and wheeze. She looked through a cabinet, pulling out a small vial. She handed it to her sister.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"It'll help you sleep.." she whispers, watching Adhara promptly drink it. The younger sister yawns and promptly falls asleep.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">"Good.. I hate hearing her cough.." Ramoana says quietly and sadly.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p>

Bellacouste 06-28-2012 06:05 PM

<p>Ross kept her sword out but put a hand on Simon's shoulder.  "This is not the answer."  She said sternly.  "Your vengence, if any, is with him, not this woman.  Being a relation does not make her guilty and responsable for his crimes.  That is not Marr's way."</p><p>Herrigan glanced at Gregor's hands.  "Are you unwell?"  He asked in a low voice.</p><p>***</p><p>Ginnar sniffed as the dog licked his hand.  "Wha' is tha' wonderful smell?"</p><p>***</p><p>Grumblefoot nodded and pulled out his own stone.  "Let me see if this will 'elp yer breathin' though."  He put his hand on the man's chest and prayed under his breath, sending cool, rejuvinating energy through his hand.</p><p>Llew sighed with relief, glad that it was not another attack.  "I can cast the spell as I did for Alyerra's mother, but it is only a temperary fix.  If her split in personality is due to trauma or an imbalance of the humors there is little I can do in the long run though."</p><p>***</p><p>Aloysiius stepped close to Tetri but Bella hesitated.  "Buts-"</p><p>"Bella."  The bard whispered as Hoddmimir sat up.  "Please.  Hurry."</p><p>She glanced at the other room, chewing her lip, but stepped forward to the Druid finally.</p><p>The Militiaman holding Danlore's arm laughed.  "No one leaves until this is sorted out.  The Overlord does not tolerate traitors lightly."  The man scowled, noticing Kyriu and Danlore's ears.  The Wizard swore in his head as he realized that all of the Militiamen present were Teir'dal.</p><p>The Lady Ventosis leaned to look behind Danlore.  "Where had Padparadisch gone to?  He is not hiding in there, I should hope."</p><p>***</p><p>Isatis turned from watching the people below.  She readied her bag of seeds, just in case the Ratonga needed to be rooted until Brienae returned with help.</p>

Brienae 06-29-2012 04:40 PM

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Simon lowered his sword. A part of him knew the Captain was right. “I'm sorry...but... I have to do something...” he muttered tears were streaming down his face. He looked up “You could tell me where he is!” he exclaimed</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Honestly I have no idea where Uncle Nedrid is. Last time we spoke we didn't see eye to eye,”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calish still held his rapiers “That's an understatement... he was trying to control her.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Telsi shot her fiancee' a look before speaking“Even if I did know where he was I wouldn't tell you.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calish shrugged. They were far from him now.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Then you agree with his actions?” Simon asked.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“No, but he's still my Uncle.” Telsi answered.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Simon sighed “Last time I saw him he was in Kelethin and he claimed he was going to become a conjuror.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Telsi raised an eyebrow.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calish spoke first “Wow what changed his motivation?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Something to do with a zealous Rat.” Simon muttered.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Windfoot?” Telsi asked.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Simon nodded</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“From what I have heard, she'll turn any Necromancer into a Conjuror.” Telsi said.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Gregor swallowed “Th-that's one way to put it.” he blinked red eyes at the other Lieutenant “Emotions sometimes trigger....” he turned his head in shame as he clutched his stomach.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Kelethin Toast,” Alyerra answered Nordri. She sighed “I never knew my father. I never even knew his name. Mom never told me. All I know is how I came into this world. Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like if I could have met him...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Bane shifted his attention to the Dwarf's beard.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tim nodded as he watched the Ratonga go out in the hall. He rearranged the covers around his brother and waited. “Zach, Ethan where are you?” he whispered. He stood and ran down the hall to Kyriu's room only to find she wasn't there. He cursed and headed back. He caught sight of Rotwhisker “Looks nice... any thought to a name?” he asked.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Sam's breathing calmed “Thank you,” he said through the stone “It's exhausting sometimes trying to communicate with the mind, but I have no choice...” he sighed “As for containing this hammer as we did the claws. We could possibly do the same thing, but we need to find a way to weaken the hammer. The claws that Carl owned functioned as one weapon. They had to be together. They were still powerful separate but not nearly. If it's of the same type it feeds off the person's anger and amplifies it. After he was paralyzed both claws rejected him.” he sighed “I'd love to tell you I was completely immune, but Stareye was the one who picked them up and separated them. After she applied some divine wards I used some of my own abilities. It's complicated to explain, but first we need to get the hammer from Sharptusk.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Brienae nodded “She mentioned interest in studying as an Illusionist. Maybe that training could make her mind stronger. I don't know.” she turned back towards the ramp.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tetri sighed. She had forgotten Hodmimir. “Sholt,” she hissed “Over here now,” she turned to Bella “We won't abandon them Cub, but we can't help them if we are caught.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Kyriu made the same observation and swallowed. She remembered Senriala's words and Padparadisch's words of confirmation. One of the Tier'dal grabbed Kyriu “Should we go ahead and escort these Halfers to their quarters?” he asked.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calarys stepped back “Please come ins. Just pleases don'ts wakes my pinkies.” she tried to giggle “I justs gots thems tos beds. I'm sures yous knows hows it is.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“We'ves dones nothings wrongs!” Canty snapped “We're goods loyals citizens yous has no rights to barge intos our house likes this!”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Canty,” Calarys pulled the teenager back “Please forgives my niece.” she hoped that her guests would understand. She did not want to endanger her children or risk losing them. She stepped back farther pulling her niece with her so as to allow th Militia into her home.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Henris watched the Ratonga closely. “Are you sure you're alright?” he asked. He turned back to watch his daughter and the others below. He worried that she was losing control again.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The High-Elf glared and then smacked himself. “Watch him, I need to check for weapons,” he told the clerk. He unlocked the door and stepped in. He shut the door behind him so the prisoner couldn't escape “Give me all of your weapons,” he ordered.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Galabrin saw the collar glow “That's right, you have no master, you are among friends." he said trying to encourage her.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">((Thanks Bella for putting this together. Very nicely done.))</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> </p>

Bloodyrose 06-29-2012 09:18 PM

<p><p>Lamia sighed and nodded.</p><p>"Y-yeah.. I'm fine.." she frowned. She shook her head to clear her senses and she crossed her arms, going back to her walking in circles.</p><p>A conversation started between herself and the voice in her head.</p><p>"Blah blah blah.. I don't care.. Just shut up.. You've already tainted this body by forcing it to conjure necromantic magics.." she mumbled quietly</p><p>=========</p><p>Zulgahr looked at the high elf warily and shrugged. He crossed his arms and sneered</p><p>"Try me, sssoftsskin!" he hissed tauntingly. He thought for a moment. If he could just get his hands directly on the high elf's head, and then channel the spell.. Maybe that would work.</p><p>Bluffing his cooperation, he sighed and shrugged, pulling out two poison vials and one dagger, tossing the three items onto the floor</p><p>"There.. That's all that I have.." he mutters, rolling his eyes. Truthfully he had indeed taken out both of his poisons yes.. But he had a single dagger hidden somewhere.</p><p>And he wasn't going to tell either! The control spell on Stinsmia dissipated once more.</p><p>Soon a white female kerra stepped into the acorn, holding a paper. She looked up and scowled at seeing Zulgahr</p><p>"You again!" she growled</p><p>"Ah.. Xandriala.. Haven't seen you in quite some time.." the Iksar said casually.</p><p>"Who in the name of Marr have you enslaved this time?" she asked in disgust</p><p>"Eh.. 15 year old Ratongan brat.. But what's it to you?" he responded, grinning impishly</p><p>The kerra scowled further, now just not even bothering him. She turned and started looking through the bounty board.</p><p>"Next mark.." she muttered</p><p>=========</p><p>Stinsmia whimpered loudly, gradually calming down from the most recent mental attack. She trembled, eyes wide. She unwittingly ran up to the wood-elf, clinging close to him.</p><p>"M..M-My head hurts.." she groans weakly.</p><p>=========</p><p>Shiasia looked at Alyerra and smiled rather grimly</p><p>"Sometimes.. You're better off not knowing.." she whispered, coming back over slowly. She looked towards the kitchen with a rather worried frown</p><p>"Is Miss Senris alright? Is don't means to sound pushys, but she seems to be takings an awfullys long times.." she said quietly</p><p>=========</p><p>Rotwhisker twitched his whiskers and gave a slight smile at the compliment. He stroked his chin for a moment in thought before nodding.</p><p>"Heh, thanks. As for name.. I haven't quite decided.." He pondered further, conjuring up in his head a myriad of possible names.</p><p>"Maybe.. Jyiskitches.. " he said quietly.</p><p>==========</p><p>Ramoana sighed softly and left the house quietly, closing the door gently. She wasn't going to pickpocket anyone this time. But rather get some groceries and a refill on her sister's medicine.</p><p>She left the inn room,  quietly, thinking she heard some sort of confrontation with her next door neighbours. She made sure to be hasty, not wanting to disturb anything.</p><p>She left the inn building and headed to the nearby store, looking over a list she wrote down</p><p>"Hms.. Breads.. Waters.. Medicines refill.. Ingredients.. Etceteras.." she mutters quietly, looking through wares and plucking them from shelves, eventually going back to pay for it with about a gold; the total cost.</p><p>She started walking back this time to the apothecary's.</p></p>

Bellacouste 06-29-2012 11:58 PM

<p>"And did he become a Conjuror?"  Ross asked, her hand still on the Squire's shoulder, just in case.</p><p>"Y-you need to feed?"  Herrigan glanced down the hall at the kitchen.  "Let's see what raw meat the kitchen still has."</p><p>***</p><p>Ginnar gently pushed the pup away and stood.  He went towards the kitchen.  "Ma'am?  Be yer needin' 'elp in there?"</p><p>***</p><p>Grumblefoot nodded.  "Aye.  We'll 'ave ter do tha' firs'."  He took a deep breath.  He glanced behind him and felt lonely without Rotgut.  "Ay may 'ave ter perform a Callin' an' see 'oo answers."</p><p>Llew chewed her lip before speaking.  "That may be the best.  An Illusionist is the master of psyche based magic and must know their own mind well enough.  They must keep their mind calm and ordered and perhaps that will help her."  She glanced up the ramp.  "Meditation is the first thing an Illusionist learns.  Even if she does not learn the magic, that may help her."</p><p>***</p><p>The Arasai frowned, picking up some of the conversation from the other room.  He considered calling to the Militiamen that he had been held by the traitors, but the Fury scared him more than them.  He floated over, not making a sound and stood with them, folding his arms across his chest.</p><p>Danlore bristled to be called a 'halfer' but held his tongue.  The one holding his arm pushed him into the house roughly.  "Now, now.  No need for theatrics."  The Teir'dal sneered to the teen.  "Lady Ventosis?  Which ones exactly did you see?"</p><p>The woman frowned, following the guard in and taking stock of her surroundings.  "I don't see all of them here, Sir K'Niris.  I saw him with the halfers, an Arasai and a Human at one of the Taverns.  There was a little rat-oh, Ratonga, there too.  A tiny one."</p><p>K'Niris looked at Calarys.  "You said something about..."  He chuckled darkly.  "'Pinkies'?  Is that what they're called?"</p><p>***</p><p>Isatis glanced at Henris and back down.  "I do hope your daughter isn't too long."</p><p>((Oops.  I switched Nordri and Ginnar.  Nordri was at Brienae's house and Ginnar was at the Tavern.&nbsp<img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />)</p>

Brienae 06-30-2012 01:00 PM

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“No idea,” Simon said “Never saw him conjur anything.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Tetriemmy 'the Rat' Windfoot is the nightmare for all Necromancers.” Telsi answered “From what I have heard you either turn conjuror or you die.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“So he could lie,” Calish added.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“And risk Windfoot finding out? She'd destroy him.” Telsi responded. “Actually from what I understand... anything Unnatural she destroys.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“She should have destroyed him!” Simon shouted “But because of Aly, she wanted to give the unnatural freak a chance!”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calish sheathed his rapiers and walked over to Telsi “Your mentor is a Freeblood, do you really think all need to be destroyed?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Simon glanced back at Gregor “He's different...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Gregor nodded to Herrigan. “Never thought of raw meat,” he whispered “I've been feeding off of animals...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“No,” Senri called “Almost done, just making extras.” she plated some of the toast and balanced three plates on her arms. She pushed the door open and took the Kelethin toast to a table.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Alyerra sighed “Maybe you're right, but I don't even know who my Mom's family is. She dropped her last name... to protect me, but still I wonder who was she before I was born?” she met her mother's eyes as she set the plates down.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senri blinked. “If I tell you, you have to promise you won't go looking for them.” she went into the kitchen and returned with bottles of syrup. “Eat up,” she told Ginnar and Shiasia. She nodded towards the high chair “Nazzus should be comfortable in there so you can eat.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Jyiskitches... interesting, might be a little hard for people to pronounce, but if you don't mind correcting people often or going by something shorter then it's fine,” Tim said. He sighed “I was going to send my niece Kyriu to the temple, but she's not here.” he shook his head “Best I can explain is Carl is very sick... and I don't know what to do... all I can do is mask his symptoms.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Sam nodded. “I saw the spirits vanish...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Brienae nodded. Her thought turned to Mizria briefly but she dismissed them “We have to try. This way.” she said as she glided towards the ramp.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Once Hodmimir was in the corner Tetri cast Untamed Shroud turning herself, Bella, Aloysiius and Sholt invisible. She prayed to Nature that her shroud would hold against scrutiny.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calarys trembled “Faeberry? A humans and Arasais broughts my daughters homes...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The Tier'dal holding Kyriu followed the lead of the other one and firmly pushed Kyriu inside. “Such an ugly creature...” he growled. “Sir K'Niris what shall we do with these traitors?” he nodded towards his captive and Danlore.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Kyriu said nothing. She tried to collect her thoughts and remain calm.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Henris sighed “So do I.” he whispered to Isatis “Don't worry, we'll help you.” he said to Lamia.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“You know this man?” the clerk asked. “What more can you tell us?” he asked the Kerra.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The High-Elf picked up the dagger and the poisons “Is this really all?” he asked the Iksar suspiciously.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Galabrin hugged the young girl “It'll be alright.” he whispered.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The Kerra priestess raised a hand “I might be able to help with your headache. I need you to trust me.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> </p>

Bloodyrose 06-30-2012 02:44 PM

<p>Lamia growled softly. Her paws twitched a few times as she walked around, her tail swaying. The Ratonga came down and laid on the floor of the wooden platform. Her feet kicked the air slowly</p><p>"I..I'm.. not sure I want help.." she replies quietly, her alter having an influence on her answers. She sighs softly</p><p>============</p><p>Zulgahr nodded innocently to the high elf.</p><p>"Yesssss, that issss all I have weapon wisssse, sssoftsskin.." he hissed angrily, frowning. He looke at the kerra pleadingly, a slight smile on his face</p><p>"Come on sssweety.. No need to hold a grudge for sssso long...Now convince the good man I'm innocent.." he said quietly. Xandriala scowled and shook her head</p><p>"Don't you "sweety" me you poisonous snake!" she snapped. She looked to the clerk</p><p>"He's... my biological father.. And he was also my mother's Master.. I was born under his slavery.. He promptly killed mother after she tried to escape." She shudders</p><p>"His full name is Zulgahr Ssul'Vassk.. He's part of a Norrath wide slavery ring. He's constantly capturing, breaking and selling slaves almost all the time.. And if not that, killing and plundering." she explained coldly</p><p>"Despite him being my father, which I didn't find out until recent history document researching, the two of us were a couple when I was still under his control.. I promptly left him and escaped after I witnessed him kill just a single person." she narrowed her eyes</p><p>"No need to be so harsh about it.." The Iksar said weakly, afraid of the possible sentence he could recieve. Not community service.. Too light.. Maybe prison sentence? Or worse, execution..</p><p>===============</p><p>The ratonga girl snuggled into the wood elf. She looked up with wide eyes at the Kerra and screeched, batting the paw away</p><p>"D-D-Don't t-t-touch me!" she exclaimed, still frightened and trembling.</p><p>"I don't want to be hurt anymore.." she whimpers.</p><p>==========</p><p>Shiasia grinned, a rather rare something coming from her</p><p>"I bet you ten platinum that I'm right about you not wanting to know!" She laughed. She walked over to the high chair and gently set her son in it, slowly leaving him there whilst going to the food at the table.</p><p>She sat down and ate hungrily.</p><p>"Wow.. This is good.." she said with a goofy smile</p><p>==========</p><p>Rotwhisker chuckled and nodded</p><p>"I don't mind at all. I've had some people mistake my name for Fatwhisker" He laughed. He yawns and leans against the wall nearby</p><p>"So.. What now?" he asked quietly</p><p>==========</p><p>The Ratonga girl soon left the apothecary after she got the medicine. She sighed and frowned, looking around warily. Glad that there were no guards around to harass her, she quickly went back to the Jade Tiger, opening her apartment door and stepping inside</p><p>She set the recently purchased goods down on the table and sighed. She went to the nearby kitchen and started cooking a meal for her and her sister.</p>

Bellacouste 06-30-2012 05:52 PM

<p>Ross shook her head, putting her sword away.  "</p><p>Herrigan began to lead Gregor down the hall.  "I don't think that it works as well as something live, but in a pinch..."</p><p>***</p><p>Ginnar took a step towards the table and pulled out chairs for the ladies.</p><p>***</p><p>Grumblefoot's jaw clentched.  "Tha' 'ammer...Ay think it absorbed th' spirits or maybe it banished 'em. Either way, Rotgut ain' commin' back. It feels...empty.  Ay've 'ad 'im by me side since Ay foun' me path."  He glanced up at his niece and began to follow up the ramp.</p><p>Llew followed Brienae.  "Although, the Illusionary arts can be a double edged sword.  Some Illusionists don't fully order their mind and let things get out of hand.  Or they can get caught up and trapped in their own Illusions.  Perhaps just the meditation for now."</p><p>*** </p><p>Bella felt uncomfortable hiding, but said nothing seeing Tetri's logic.</p><p>Rothgut and Charlemin stepped in front of Calarys and Canty as the other guards came in.  K'Niris tilted his head one way.  "That depends on the level of the traitorous act."</p><p>"And what is that act?"  Danlore asked.</p><p>K'Niris reached out and held Danlore's chin, forcing his face to the side so that he could examine his ears and features.  "The first act we must discuss is whether or not either of your parents betrayed Teir'dal blood with a Human."  He hissed.</p><p>"You remember the deal, Sir K'Niris?"  The woman asked a little impatiently.</p><p>"I do, Lady Ventosis.  The traitors are ours and the Dirge is yours."  He let go of Danlore's chin.  "So then, what have you done with the Dirge?"</p><p>***</p><p>Isatis frowned at the Ratonga and turned towards the ramp, glad to see the others coming up it.  "Oh good, that is Miss. Redmantle.  I'm sure she'll know what to do."</p>

Brienae 06-30-2012 08:14 PM

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Telsi sighed “Where did you want to discuss matters Captain?” she asked.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Gregor nodded “Of course...” he answered following Herrigan.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senri smiled at the Ratonga “I'm glad you like it,” she turned to look at the Dwarf “Sir Oldale I believe it was... one of these plates is for you sir.” She sighed “Promise me you won't go looking for them,” her eyes were directed at her daughter.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Alyerra nodded “I promise.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senriala swallowed “Baroness Senriala Mahariel, was my full name before you were born.” she took one of the seats which had been pulled out.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Alyerra sat the table next to where the toast was.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“I had two sisters, twins.” she swallowed “Namira and Jasala.” she smiled “They were never leading ladies because they were not that great.” she smiled “Being nobility can only get you so much. I wanted to perform, but my family was afraid that if I were on stage and started having my hallucinations it would embarrass the family. Before the incident which led to your birth I was betrothed to a coercer. He was Tier'dal and a Coercer.” she shuddered “He could control my mind. His only interest was money and power. My Father accepted that. He expected me to spend the rest of my life locked in my own mind, but I had no other choice. The troll as I called him didn't want to marry me when he discovered I was with-child. You known the rest.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“What about my father? Did you ever find out who he was?” Alyerra asked.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Yes,” Senri answered.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“They don't know I exist do they?” Alyerra continued.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“No, to my knowledge they think I'm dead.” Senri answered. “Aly, Teir'dal consider it treason for Tier'dal to taint their blood with a human. You existing is a crime in their view.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Alyerra nodded “But, I'm no longer Half-Tier'dal.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tim shook his head “I don't know... hopefully my brothers will be back soon.” he sighed “Guess we wait.” he turned to head back into the room where Carl was sleeping peacefully.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Sam nodded If he absorbed the spirits you summoned... that's not good at all. If he banished them we can get them back...” his thoughts raced through the stone “unless it caused a back lash into you... if somehow he severed your connection... if that's the case we might be able to renew it.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The small children stirred in their sleep.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tetriemmy twitched her ears listening. She hoped they wouldn't come in here. She did not like where the conversation was headed regarding her Half-Elf cubs as she now considered the Redmantles among them.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Kyriu wondered if the fact that she was the most common type of Half-Elf and Danlore was Half-High-Elf if that would hurt them more or less. She decided to risk herself. If it worked in her favor she hoped Danlore would follow. If it it did not then hopefully she could save herself “What if I could prove to you that neither of my parents were Tier'dal?” she took a deep breath and spoke the truth “My mother was Feir'dal,” she placed as much emphasis as could on the F. “I have her skin tone. That should be obvious.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calarys spoke up “I's only saws the humans and the Arasais theres was no others.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“I think that would be best,” Brienae answered “I had two friends studying as Illusionists. Twins, rare among Fae, but Mizria and Nesria...” she paused “after a terrible accident... well I think you met Mizria... no one has had the heart to correct her...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Henris turned as Brienae and Llew arrived.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Father, Lamia this is Llewenayah Redmantle. The friend I was telling you about”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Henris bowed to the Ayr'dal “I am Lord Henris De'Esalcoda, any friend of my daughter's is a friend of mine.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The clerk nodded “Thank you madame, would you be willing to put that in writing?” he pulled out a stack of papers and offered it to the Kerra. “With this testimony and the testimony of Lady De'Esalcoda he won't be leaving for a long time.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The High-Elf sighed “From what I just heard you'll be lucky if we keep you in here.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Galabrin hugged Stinsia “It's alright, no one will hurt you, I won't let them.” he promised “She wants to take away the pain.” he explained.</p>

Bloodyrose 06-30-2012 10:48 PM

<p>Lamia looked up from her thoughts when Brienae arrived back with her friend. Her temperament was different this time, her arms crossed and a sneer on her face.</p><p>"Feh.. I've seen better.." she spat. Obviousely her more unsavoury personality decided to take over for a bit. Said person then spoke with a roll of her eyes.</p><p>"Lamia, Lamia, Lamia.. When will you ever learn that no one can be trusted? You've been stabbed in the back before.. so what makes this person any different? I'm just looking out for your hide.." she mutters.</p><p>=========</p><p>Xandriala nodded, smiling grimly</p><p>"All too happy to do so, sir.." she replied, taking the stack and pulling out her pen, going to sit at a nearby desk. She got the ink flowing and then began writing, surprisingly putting flourishes in her elegant penmanship.</p><p>Zulgahr growled in frustration. "<em>Grreaaattt... Just what I need.."</em> he muttered sarcastically. Hm.. Maybe the kerra was weakwilled..</p><p>He raised his hand in an effort to cast the charm, but stopped as Xandriala laughed</p><p>"Don't even try it, lizard. I know your tricks all too well. That stupid charming won't work on me that easily.." She retorted. Well that burned his hopes to a useless crisp.. Unless..</p><p><em>'Might as well try it anyway..' </em>he thought to himself, this time casting said charm, but putting his hand behind his back. The quill dropped onto the floor from Xandriala's hand. She went wide eyed and slumped forward at the desk, her head thudding against it</p><p>This was a battle of wills. One that she would luckily win easily, but it'd take a little bit.</p><p>"You will obey..!" the coercer hissed mentally, his gaze dark and intent on the Kerra. He wasn't going to give up yet.. Not quite yet.</p><p>About ten minutes later, Xandriala gasped, suddenly coming back to her own head. She picked up the quill from the floor and growled, going back to the writing</p><p>Zulgahr was rather tired out by the feud apparently.</p><p>==========</p><p>The Ratonga frowned and whimpered, trembling in Gelabrin's embrace. She snuggled into him slowly and spoke</p><p>"I-I'm.. s-s-still scared of her.. S-She's one of those c-c-cats.. A-And K-Kerras tend to eat R-Ratongas.."</p><p>==========</p><p>Shiasia listened to the conversation intently, eating the toast slowly. She frowned</p><p>"That's kinda mean.. I mean.. I wouldn't think it would be a crime.. Especially if it wasn't your choice!" she said quietly. She perked her ears when she heard the woman's title</p><p>"Oh? Yous is Baroness?" she asks quietly</p><p>"Outs of curiosity, hows woulds thats title compare tos a marquise of Maj'Dul, like myself..?" she asked. She winced. That <em>really </em>sounded to her like she was bragging..</p><p>She finished the toast finally and went over to pick up Nazsuss, who merely clapped his tiny paws together gleefully at sight of his mother</p><p>"Little rascal cutie.." she said quietly, giggling. She picked him up and came back to the table where Alyerra and Senri were.</p><p>=================</p><p>Rotwhisker shrugged and nodded</p><p>"Fine with me.." he said quietly, leaning against the wall and closing his eyes, reflecting on his past deeds</p><p>=============</p><p>Ramoana finished the two servings and sighed softly. She went ahead and ate hers, setting Adhara's portion on the bedside table for when she awoke.</p><p>The smaller 'tonga coughs raspily a few times. She wakes up eventually and sighs softly. She looks to her side and picked up the plate, slowly eating the food without many words.</p><p>"T-Thanks big sister.." she whispers before putting it to the side and laying back down on the pillow.</p>

Bellacouste 07-01-2012 12:47 AM

<p>Ross tapped her toes as she thought.  "My office is currently ocupied."  She glanced at Herrigan and Gregor.  "We can use the Lieutenant's office for now."  She indicated the open door to the right of the hallway.</p><p>Herrigan walked into the kitchen and frowned, not seeing the Halfling at first.  He rounded the kitchen island and stifled a laugh.  In the corner Brique was laid out, sleeping soundly on a sack of flour twice as big as he is. </p><p>***</p><p>Ginnar sat down in another chair and began to eat as the women talked.  He brandished a piece of toast on the fork in Alyerra's direction.  "Ay think yer Mum be righ', lass.  Bes' nay go tossin' rocks at a horne's nest."</p><p>***</p><p>Grumblefoot paused in his walking.  "Ay...Ay 'adnae though' o' it tha' way."  He looked up and continued, picking up the pace.</p><p>***</p><p>"Arasai?"  K'Niris scowled.  "One of Christanos' little pets is here?"  He nodded to one of the others.  "Search the place."  He turned back to Danlore.  "And you?  Do you have Foul'dal blood too?"</p><p>The Wizard straightened his back and returned the haughty look to him.  "Koada'dal."</p><p>K'Niris scoffed.  "I don't know which is worse."</p><p>***</p><p>Llew nodded.  "I suspected that was the case."  She curtsied to Brienae's father.  "A pleasure to meet you, sir."  Grumblefoot caught up to them, a little out of breath.  Llew turned to him.  "This is my Uncle, Thrain Oldale."</p><p>The Mystic stuck his hand out to the Fae.  "Every'un calls me Grumblefoot.  Dun rightly remember why."  He glanced sidelong at the Ratonga.</p>

Brienae 07-01-2012 08:18 PM

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Telsi nodded.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“I'm coming with you,” Calish said.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Telsi turned “This won't take long.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“I'm not worried about that. I want to hear this.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Calsih the less you know the better,”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Ah huh,” he walked over to his fiancee' and cupped her chin “This is all in the past. If it's what I think it is we're going to want to shut it down. I can help with that.” he kissed her forehead. “No more secrets Enavra.” (He used the Thexian word for angel)</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“If I'm able to get into The Eye of Bayle there will be somethings I can't tell you.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“That's different.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Telsi sighed “It's not up to me,”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calish nodded “Captain would you mind if I joined you?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Simon yawned.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Gregor followed Herrigan into the kitchten. He smiled when he saw Brique. He found the meat stores and grabbed a raw steak. “Marr forgive me,” he whispered as he sank his fangs into the meat and drank.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senriala sighed “I was just above a lady. Marquise would be a higher rank.” She reached a hand over to her daughter “I thought I had lost you. Don't make me go through that again.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Alyerra sighed and nodded. “But if they discovered that it wasn't your fault...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senriala shook her head “Doesn't matter, in truth if I had...” she sighed “My Father ordered a priest to come to our house after it was discovered that I was heavy with-child. They were going to as they saw it cleanse my body of the abomination. I refused to go through with it and that's why my father kicked me out. As they saw it by allowing you into this world I was a traitor.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Alyerra nodded “Alright I won't go looking... what about the surname?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“No, you can never use it. Given your age and you still have the ears... they would figure it out and kill you.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“But, Mom I'm not going to age...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“You still look enough like a Half-Elf they would kill you and don't you dare use the excuse that you're already dead. They'll find a way to destroy you.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Alyerra sighed “Alright, I won't go looking.” She stood “I need to go see about my own breakfast.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senri nodded “Come home this time and stay.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“I'll try,” Alyerra answered before heading out the door.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senri sighed “That went better than I thought...” she poured some syrup over her own plate “Was I wrong not to tell her sooner?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tim sighed and walked back into the room with Carl.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“No leave them alone,” Carl began to plead in his sleep “There's been a mistake... let them go. Sam, Jake... I'm sorry... I'm sorry.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tim placed a hand on the man's shoulder. The potion would keep Carl asleep for a few more hours. “Jyitches, can you stay with him? I'm going to go get us some breakfast.” he sighed thinking he had said the name wrong.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Nature please blind them to our presence,” Tetri whispered in Feir'dal.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Kyriu's eyes changed to yellow upon hearing her mother called a Foul'dal. “No one insults my mother!” she hissed. She elbowed her captor who gasped before grabbing her pony-tail and pulling her head back.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Even more foul for breeding with a human,” Kyriu's captor growled. He took out a dagger and pressed it against the girl's neck “Try a stunt like that again Halfer and I'll spill your tainted blood.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">One of the Teir'dal stepped into the room and looked around. She sighed and turned back “All I see are seven tiny rodents Sir. There is no one else.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Th-theys justs b-broughts my Fayberry homes...” Calarys stuttered. She hoped they'd believe her and leave her and her family in peace. Tears rolled from her eyes “Colby wheres ares yous?” she whispered.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Henris took the offered hand in both of his tiny hands and nodded.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Brienae sighed “Ramia was it?” she asked “We can help both of you. I know you think you do not need help, but...” she paused a moment before speaking again “Lamia no longer needs you to protect her.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Sam caught up to Zach and Ethan at the foot of the ramp “We should be getting home,” Zach said.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Ethan yawned “Agreed... it's going to be a full house,”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Sam grasped the stone “I'll be in touch,” he told Grumblefoot “You'll talk to the spirits again, I promise.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The Koada'dal frowned “Nap time,” he growled after watching the Kerra. He brought the blunt of his sword down on the Iksar's head again.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Thank you Ms. For your time.” The clerk said “Any other information you think of don't be shy.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“No one wants to hurt you,” Gelabrin continued to soothe. “We just want to help.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“I understand...” the Kerra priestess sighed “I can't help that.” She stood up and walked to another room.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">A Fae fluttered into the room “Yitarrra told me that you were in pain. I thought perhaps I could help.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> </p>

Bloodyrose 07-02-2012 01:44 PM

<p>Ramia scowled at Grumblefoot.</p><p>"What are you lookin' at, hairy?" she asked snappishly. She looked towards Brienae and frowned, taking a step back.</p><p>"You kiddin' me? She doesn't know squat about self defense! I'm just looking out for her. She admitted herself that she would have died if I hadn't come out!" she said quietly with a slight sneer.</p><p>Lamia managed to take control for a moment, suddenly spouting an idea</p><p>"Perhaps.. Perhaps we could somehow extract Ramia and put her in a Personae Reflection mirror image?" she asks</p><p>"Maybe that'll satisfy her somewhat.." she shrugged. What Brienae and the others would notice that Ramia's voice was a little more older sounding. Lamia's was rather soft and eloquent.. The rougher voice interjected</p><p>"What would satisfy me would be me being able to protect my sister Lamia! She's.. She's at least 7 years younger than me!" she muttered</p><p>============</p><p>Zulgahr grunted softly and fell unconscious again, groaning.</p><p>The kerra groaned softly and rubbed her forehead</p><p>"Ugh.. Darned coercer.." she mutters. She now had a bit of a headache. She nods at the clerk</p><p>"Actually yes.. He's crafty and he's escaped prisons before. And here's the reason; He often fakes giving all of his weapons and poisons to the guards or whatever. Usually he keeps one or two hidden in case he plans an escape. I suggest you do a mostly full body search on him while you can." </p><p>She nods</p><p>"Look over at his tail. You'll notice a cloth bandage wrapped around it. That's not an actual wound or injury. That's actually where he usually hides said "backup" weapons." she warned. Indeed he had several daggers hidden under that bandage..</p><p>But unbeknownst to Xandriala, which she couldn't warn the elf and clerk about, the daggers were covered in acid this time that might harm those who tried to take them!</p><p>============</p><p>Stinsmia shivered. Her usual rather insane screaming and raging was gone and replaced by fear. Fear of all around her except the wood elf.</p><p>"Y-Y-Yes.. M-My head h-h-hurts.." she stutters quietly.</p><p>============</p><p>The female 'tongess rocked her son slowly and listened to the conversation without much speech on her part. She glances at Senri and shakes her head</p><p>"No. You made no mistake at all, Miss Senri. Had you told her when she was younger, she probably wouldn't have understood and gone looking regardless. Since you told her now, I think she will better understand what you said." she replied quietly</p><p>The small Ratonga in her arms squeaked.</p><p>============</p><p>Jyiskitches nodded</p><p>"Yis yis of course." he replied politely. He didn't bother with name correction so that Tim wouldn't feel bad. He leaned against the wall and sighed, keeping a wary eye on the human Carl.</p><p>============</p><p>Ramoana nodded slowly and took the dish back when her sister was done with it. She put it in the sink and sighed. Going back over to her sister and checking her forehead, she frowned, rather casually going to the sink and lighting a brief fire. </p><p>She heated the water and dipped a wash rag in it, squeezing it till it was damp and then laying it, folded on her sister's forehead. She was still baffled as to how it worked.. If a fever was the body over heated, why was one supposed to try and keep warm?</p>

Bellacouste 07-02-2012 09:30 PM

<p>Ross looked from one to the other.  "I would not mind."  She glanced at the Squire.  "If you would like, there should still be bunks in the men's barracks."  She indicated the door.</p><p>Herrigan turned from the feeding Freeblood and leaned down, shaking Brique awake.  "Perhaps you should go home.  It has been a long shift, no?"</p><p>The Halfling stood, rubbing his eye in a child-like manner.</p><p>***</p><p>Ginnar finished his plate and wiped syrup from his beard futiliy.  He watched Alyerra leave.  "Ay really kin't say, marm."  He shook his head, wondering if he should follow the girl, to make sure she was doing as she said and not going off into the wild blue. </p><p>***</p><p>Bella held her breath as the Teir'dal looked around the room and was very relieved when she left.  Hoddmimir's wings twitched, batting Tetri in the nose.  He was never very good at sitting still and quiet.</p><p>K'Niris raised an eyebrow at the Ratonga mother.  "Fayberry?  I thought they brought your little pup home, not fruit."  He took a closer look at Charlemin.</p><p>"There was a Teir'dal with them."  Lady Ventosis cut in, her impatience getting the better of her.  "A purple one in purple clothes.  I saw him with you.  It was my Padparadisch, who disappeared years ago."</p><p>K'Niris looked up at Kyriu again.  "Perhaps this one lured him away from you."</p><p>Ventosis' cheeks turned dark as she scowled.  "Padparadisch would never give up all of that and me for some little thing like that!"</p><p>***</p><p>Grumblefoot nodded to Henris and waved to Sam. </p><p>Llew shook her head.  It seemed worse than she had thought.  "That is not a good idea.  Putting a full conscience into a Personae Reflection is, not only very advanced but very dangerous.  The Personae Reflection's body will never be real.  It will feel real and it will look real, but in the end it is only an illusion.  It is not something to funnel yourself into, it is only a copy of a part of you, that is why it is called a Personae Reflection.  It is no more than your face in a mirror walking beside you.  The conscience would remain within you, even if you did manage it; it would simply have another, temporary, body to control."</p><p>((We're going out of town for the Fourth, so I most likely won't post after today until the fifth.  Have a safe holiday you guys. <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  ))</p>

Brienae 07-04-2012 01:44 PM

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Simon nodded and trudged upstairs.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Telsi walked into the office that Ross had indicated.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calish followed.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">They both waited for Ross not sure whether they should sit or not.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Gregor finished his feeding and wiped his mouth. He turned towards Herrigan “Sorry about that...” he sighed.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Mist dashed to the now closed door and began pawing frantically.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senri sighed and opened the door to let the white pup out.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Bane hovered around the table hoping for a scrap to drop.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senri returned to her seat. “The problem is I can't keep her here. She dreams of traveling and performing,” she sighed “On the bright side she is hard to kill.” she poured syrup on her own plate “It's been too long, but I wish Mesena was here....”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Outside Alyerra jumped off the platform. She landed gracefully on the ground and sighed when she saw Mist jump after her. The sun was rising. It was early but the dark energy which was trapped within her demanded she feed now. She assumed Alteriq was safe or her mother would have said something. She also remembered the empathy she seemed to have. She would know if he was in danger.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tim nodded and walked downstairs and out the door.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Carl began to toss his head from side to side “No, no... leave him alone... No... spare him... please...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tetri sneezed as the wings tickled her nose. She turned her head to the side hopefully to avoid a repeat. She hoped she had not been heard. Her ears continued to twitch as she listened. From what she was hearing it was not going well.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calarys nodded “Fayberry is my daughter's name.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Kyriu could barely speak with the blade at her throat “I've heard of you... I think. Vani isn't it?” she felt the blade cut into her a neck just barely causing some blood to bead “I'm too young to remember the shows, but my aunt spoke often of you two.” On one hand Kyriu hoped she was right as she did not recall Padparadisch giving a last name, but maybe if she was right she could massage the pride. On the other hand she hoped she was wrong as she wasn't so sure she wanted to find out why she was called Violent Vani.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Huh, is that what happened to Mizria?” Henris mused</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Father, you're not helping.” Brienae sighed.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Henris nodded “A little out of my depth I suppose.” he bowed again “Nice meeting all of you.” he said “Come Brienae, I'm sure Sivraj will be hard at work on breakfast and we have much to discuss.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Brienae sighed “Actually I think....”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Brienae, you have proven that indeed you are no longer a naive little bud but when was the last time we heard anything?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Father I...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“No excuses.” Henris fumed “You are having breakfast with your mother and I and that is final!”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Yes sir,” Brienae answered. She sighed “I'll see y'all later. Oh by the way Nordi is staying at parent's manor.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Henris nodded “Aerie Amree. You're all welcome to join us.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The three Flamefists continued back towards home.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Thank you madame,” the High-Elf said as he undid the bandage. He let out a Koada'dal curse as he touched one of the blades. He dropped the knife. “They're coated with something,” he hissed.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“It'll be alright,” Galabrin answered. He frowned “This young lady can make the headache go away.” he indicated the Fae “You have to trust her. I can protect you, but I can't heal you. Do you understand?” he asked.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">((Hope y'all have a happy independence day. Also hope you had a safe trip Bella,))</p>

Bloodyrose 07-05-2012 08:06 PM

<p>Lamia sighed and her shoulders drooped.</p><p>"Well.. It was worth a shot asking about that.." she says with a chuckle. Her eyes twitched and she frowned. "You are, I swear to the gods, not going to just stand there when who knows what could happen..! I'm taking over!" she suddenly snapped quietly.</p><p>Ramia took over again, practically stuffing and locking her sister in a mental prison for a little while.</p><p>============</p><p>The knife dug just a small part of it's edge into the ground as it fell to the floor. Xandriala quirked her brow and leaned down, trying to pick the dagger up. She let out a cat-like hiss and shook her hand. </p><p>"I was unaware he'd try this.." she mutters. She ponders for a moment and then sighs, shrugging.</p><p>"Eh.. My tail will recover.." The kerra steps a bit closer, using her prehensile tail to grab the dagger. She bites her lip to squelch a screech of pain. She carefully moves it onto a weapon rack nearby</p><p>============</p><p>The slave shivered and nodded slowly, gradually unclinging herself from the male wood elf.</p><p>"I just want my head to stop hurting.." she muttered, whimpering</p><p>============</p><p>Shiasia frowned and sighed</p><p>"Sometimes, Miss Senris.. You just has to lets goes of the ones yous loves and lets them grows to be whats the fates has designed them to be.. Even if you let the goes with reluctance.." She said softly</p><p>The Ratonga smiled at Senriala and put a finger to her heart</p><p>"She's still there, Miss Senris.. Ins yous hearts. Shes won'ts ever leaves yous hearts.. She's still in yous hearts, so yous is not alone.." she whispered.</p><p>She looked to her son and sighed softly</p><p>"Maybe yous father will change his wayses.. Thens yous mights be able to meets him.." she whispers to the smaller Ratonga in her arms</p><p>============</p><p>Jyiskitches frowned and kept his eyes on Carl. He leaned over and whispered softly</p><p>"It's justs a dreams.. Justs a dreams.. Everythings is alrights.."</p><p>============</p><p>Adhara coughed a few times and shifted in her bed, frowning.</p><p>"Stupid.." She coughs and then frowns, forgetting what she was going to say.</p><p>"What was I-.. Nevermind.. Doesn't.. matter" She mutters, shrugging her shoulders. She coughs one more time and shivers, keeping the covers over herself.</p><p>She reaches over and drinks down her next dose of medicine. It was about time for the next dose anyway.. Ramoana comes over and takes the empty vial, washing it out and then putting it away.</p>

Bellacouste 07-06-2012 02:53 PM

<p>In the men's barracks Durin slept in a chair beside one of the beds in the corner.  Dankwart stirred, pushing his brother's arm from around his shoulders.</p><p>Ross followed and pointed to the chairs.  "Please, sit."  She lifted the lid on the teapot and sniffed before taking a seat herself.</p><p>The Barbarian waved his hand.  "There is no need to apologize.  Are you feeling better now?"</p><p>***</p><p>Ginnar raised one eyebrow at the Ratonga, but said nothing, turning instead to Senri.  "Yer've got a fine lass, Marm.  Ay'm sure she'll be fine."</p><p>***</p><p>K'Niris glanced at the other room.  "Your little berry has a cold?"  He asked upon hearing the sneeze.  He sneered at Charlemin.  There was something familiar about him.</p><p>"You've searching the house and not found him or the traitors you seek."  Charlemin said.  "You've no more business here."</p><p>Danlore scowled to see the blood on Kyriu's neck.</p><p>Vani smirked.  "Oh?  Then perhaps your Aunty knows that our performing troupe fell apart after Padparadisch left?"  She stepped forward and leaned over, her nose inches from Kyriu's and a gleam of maddness in her eyes.  "He didn't leave with your admiring aunt, did he?"</p><p>***</p><p>Llew cast Epiphany on the Ratonga.  "That should help you clear your mind for a little bit."  She glanced up into the city.  "I appreciate the offer, sir, but my own family is waiting."</p><p>"Kin yer send Nordri along ter th' Tavvy?"  Grumblefoot asked.  "Ay need 'is view on somethin'."</p>

Brienae 07-06-2012 05:30 PM

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Telsi sat in one of the offered chairs.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calish sat next to her. “Tea any good?” he asked after watching the captain do a sniff test.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">In the Captain's office Ziqua began to whimper in her sleep. Next to her Maheera began growl as she shared in the nightmares.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Yes,” Gregor answered. He shook his head “I can usually hold it off longer than most, but as I said emotions...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senri nodded. I supposed you're right. You both are.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tim stepped through the door “Kelethin toast?” he asked “Is that what I smell?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senri stood and nodded. “Are you staying?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“No. I was hoping I could take breakfast home. Maybe a home cooked meal will do Carl some good when he wakes up.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senri nodded and walked into the kitchen. She returned with a basket “There is a vial of syrup in here along with enough for you, your brothers, Kyriu and your guest.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tim nodded as he took the basket “Thanks Senri.” he started to leave and then turned back “Have you seen Kyriu?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“No, well not since yesterday”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tim sighed “That girl worries me.” he shook his head “If you see her please let me know or send her home.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senri nodded “I will,”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tim bowed to Ginnar and Shiasia. “You could not ask for a better place to stay.” he told Shiasia “By the way Rotwhisker no longer exists he's decided to go by....” he took a deep breath “I might mangle this but Jyikitches. He also changed his appearance so he wouldn't scare you or remind you.” he straightened “I'm sure Ky's alright but something keeps nagging at me like something isn't right.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The potion kept Carl asleep as he continued to toss his head. It seemed as though he couldn't hear the Ratonga. He began to sweat. “No... no not him why did it have to be him?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Alyerra sighed as watched a Faedrake fly past. She played a song on her guitar and knocked the creature out of the sky. She walked over to it and picked it up “Forgive me,” sh whispered to the unconscious drake before bringing it to her mouth and puncturing it's neck. There was no one around except Mist. She began to suck on the wound she had made. She was beginning to accept what she was but that did not make blood taste any better.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Canty answered “Wouldn'ts be surprisings, she's a runt shes constantlys sicks.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calarys nodded. Despite the two Ratongas in front of them which seemed to be there to protect them she wrapped a protective arm around her niece.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Kyriu swallowed as she tried to think “I doubt it. She left alone, completely alone. I'd swear that on my parents' ashes.” she wondered if she should add that it was her adopted aunt.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Henris nodded “Tavy?” he asked.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Tavern,” Brienae translated for her father.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Oh. Let me guess The Tainted Eagle?” Henris sighed.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Yes,” Brienae answered.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Henris raised a disapproving eyebrow at his daughter.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“I will let him know,” Brienae said. She turned to Lamia/Ramia “It is up to you where you would to go. You can go with them or with us. Llewenayah can help you more than I can.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Thank you,” The Koada'dal said. “Perhaps one of our Paladins could look at your tail or might be better if you head to the temple. Actually one of my colleagues took his latest slave to the temple for help. She seemed terrified. Also she's a Ratonga, but you might be able to help her.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The Fae nodded as he hands began to glow. Leaves erupted the young Ratonga “This will help your head,” she explained.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Galabrin smiled “See, we're just trying to help you,” he explained. “We're your friends.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> </p>

Bloodyrose 07-06-2012 07:58 PM

<p>Ramia growled softly and let out a huff.</p><p>"Fine.. I'll go with.. the illusionist freak.." she muttered, rolling her eyes, stepping near Llewenayah and crossing her arms. "I swear.. Can't trust anyone these days.." she mumbles to herself, sighing and calming down somewhat as her mind cleared.</p><p>============</p><p>The kerra smiled slightly and shook her head, turning and pulling some cloth bandages out from her pockets. </p><p>"Oh no, it's fine.. I much my tribe's way of healing; herbs, poultices and rest in general" She replied softly. She growled softly as she heard the Iksar groan and wake up, his scales scraping against the floor as he shifted.</p><p>"I swear.. Stupid cat and elf.." the slaver mutters softly. He crawled over to the bars. A grunt escaped his throat as he was slapped short after through the bars of the cell.</p><p>"<em>That's</em> for violating my mother so many years ago and causing.. me to happen!" Xandriala snapped, soon handing the stack of papers she had written up, over to the clerk.</p><p>============</p><p>Stinsmia squeaked in surprise and fright as she saw the leaves erupt and swirl around her. Despite the explanation, she was still scared out of her broken mind.</p><p>When the magic ceased, she snuggled back against the wood elf, trembling and burying her head in his chest. He seemed to be the only one she could trust now.</p><p>============</p><p>Shiasia perked her ears when Tim stepped into the tavern once again. She turned towards him and frowned slightly, giving a nod of her head. </p><p>Though her eyes widened as she heard the name to which Rotwhisker had changed.</p><p>"Jyiskitches.. That's elder Ratongan for the phrase "Sorrow and Remorse".." she says quietly to herself, blinking in surprise.</p><p>Alucard, the same Satyr from a while ago, soon stepped into the tavern, jagged black ram horns protruding from his head easily.</p><p>"Well I see this place is quite busy.." he remarked softly, nodding at Ginnar and then Senriala. He seemed to eye Shiasia for some reason. But only because he saw that she had a baby and there was no father around.</p><p>============</p><p>Jyiskitches frowned and gently shook the human.</p><p>"Everythings is alrights, Carls.. Is just dreams.." he said quietly, yet sternly.</p><p>=============</p><p>Adhara sighed raspily. Ramoana came over and checked her forehead. Seemed fine for now.. But who knew how long such a calm would last before the furied storm hit?</p><p>"I wish you didn't get so sick all the time.." The older one mumbles softly, sighing.</p>

Bellacouste 07-07-2012 01:17 AM

<p>Ross nodded.  "Seems fresh."  She poured a three cups and slid two of them across the desk before rummaging through a drawer for paper and charcoal writing stick.  "Now then, what can you tell me?"</p><p>Sylvie looked up from her book and placed a hand on Ziqua's shoulder.  "Are you alright?"</p><p>Herrigan nodded.  "We will have to keep that in mind for any other Freeblood who want to join us or return." </p><p>***</p><p>Ginnar grunted gruffly.  "A man kin change 'is name an' a man kin change 'is face, but it dun mean nuttin' till a man changes 'is ways an' attones fer 'is sins."  He wagged a finger at the Ratongan mother.  "Dun yer fall fer 'im cause 'e picked 'imself out a fancy name."  He glanced at the Satyr, a little unsure.  He had never seen one in any of the cities before.</p><p>***</p><p>K'Niris laughed.  "And here I thought you vermin were smart enough to at least cull your weak."</p><p>Still invisable Bella gritted her teeth and clentched her fists.</p><p>Danlore growled and tried to get out of the man's grasp.  "Don't talk about children that way!"  K'Niris easily dodged Danlore's clumsy swing and returned his own.  The Wizard fell back against the wall, his nose crooked and bleeding.</p><p>Vani scoffed.  "Do you think that Padparadisch would reveal himself if he heard you screaming, girl?"  She brought a dagger out and toyed with it.</p><p>***</p><p>Llew raised one eyebrow at the Ratonga.  She was tired and her patience was wearing thin.  "Do not call me that."</p>

Brienae 07-07-2012 04:03 PM

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Calish picked up the cup of tea in front of him and began to sip.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Telsi sighed. She did not want to be rude. She decided to go ahead and start telling what she knew and ignore the tea for now. “First it's location is in a Commonlands Guild hall.” she began “There are many necromancers who work there but there were three who led the whole thing. Crumpet Desmens was the primary leader. Then there was Salrizar Ariesez, then my uncle Nedrid Fenris. For security they hired people like me who could be stealthy and thus hide from the prisoners, but there was another requirement. You had to be related to someone inside” she sighed “Uncle Nedrid hired me. I was his only eligible relative. Crumpet Desmens hired his nephew and his wife. And Ariesez had no one. Ariesez has a niece and nephew both of whom are Shadowknights which made them not so stealthy and second there are suspicions concerning his niece Mordedana.” she sighed “They had others who worked for them that would scout the pick up points: Darklight Woods, Commonlands, Antonica, and Butcherblock Mountains.” she swallowed “They hide in those areas and watch people who go there. When they discover a potential subject they attack them overwhelm them and take them. It was my responsibility to make sure the prisoners didn't escape. I know they're still running but I quit after an incident. They channel necromantic energy directly into the body which kills the subject but if a few criteria are met they come back as a Freeblood.” she sighed “I left after there was an accident. Desmens, Sonyara and Desmens Bleu were killed by an explosion of energy. They had a daughter.” she shook her head “Just a kid, and Crumpet didn't care. After that I left because I couldn't deal with it any more. They starve the survivors as they call the ones who come back. They starve them so they'll be ravenous and rely on them for... only two have ever escaped... Fourteen a Half-breed and Ten.. your Lieutenant. I might be able to get a group into the lab... maybe. Right now they'll be transitioning leaders if Desmens really is dead.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Ziqua opened her eyes “J-just a b-bad dream...” she answered.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Maheera woke up and nuzzled her partner.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Gregor nodded. “Shall we head back upstairs?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tim nodded “He's working on it. I think.” he shook his head “I'm more worried about Carl. I gave him a sleeping potion because he's in so much pain. He said he could feel the Darkness growing... I don't know what that means.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Senri blinked in surprise at seeing a satyr in her tavern. She shook her head as she wondered if it was one of her hallucinations</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The potion kept the human asleep. He began to sweat heavily from a developing fever.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Downstairs Zachary, Ethan and Samuel stepped inside.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Tim?” Zach called “Tim, there's someone we want to introduce you to.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Ethan sighed “You know him, probably collapsed in his lab.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Alyerra finished her meal the drake and sighed.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Mist growled.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Alyerra turned to her pet “What is it?” she asked as she turned in to face where the pup pointed.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">She drew her weapons as Nedrid appeared from behind a tree.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“She's mys onlys girls,” Calarys answered. “Somedays she'lls bes strongs. There's a legends ins mys husbands familys thats onces theres was a runts whos was verys sicks and weaks. One days shes vanisheds in the Commonlands. She was raiseds by anothers and becames one of the most powerfuls Furies Norraths has ever knowns. That's a legends maybes my Fayberry wills follow... minus the parts abouts beings raised by anothers I hopes...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tetri blinked in surprise at Calarys' response. Her tail lashed angrily from side to side at the comment about culling the weak. She still managed to hold the Untamed Shroud.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“No,” she answered calmly. Anger turned her hazel eyes yellow as she spoke “He wouldn't come because he abandoned us.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Brienae sighed “This really is more serious than I thought... meet Ramia who is very rude.” she sighed “I thought Lamia was strong enough to maintain control...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Henris shook his head “I'll ask this again, Brienae where do you find these people?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Various places... everyone has a story.” Brienae answered.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Henris shook his head “Next time Sivraj will accompany you.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“Father! I do not need him watch me. I want to blend in. True I maintain my title but if I were to have my butler following me no one would tell me anything. I wouldn't be able to...”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“We will discuss this at home!” Henris shouted.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The High-Elf nodded. “Thank you for your assistance. Is there somewhere we can reach you?” he asked.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The clerk sighed “What is taking Galabrin so long?”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The High-Elf shrugged “He took the young rodent to the temple. That's all I know.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">~~~~</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The Fae frowned “Does your head still hurt?” she asked.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Galabrin hugged his young charge “It's alright,” he made soothing noises.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The Fae giggled “I think you need to switch occupations.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Galabrin smiled “I think I might just need to adopt. Would you like to come home with me? We can have breakfast and you can meet my wife.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The Fae frowned “Are sure that's a good idea? I mean the collar we haven't gotten rid of it yet.”</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">“We'll help you,” Galbrin promised.</p>

Bloodyrose 07-07-2012 06:34 PM

<p>Ramia growled. </p><p>"You thought wrong, fae. Like I said before, she's rather weak, mentally included. It wasn't that hard for me to just shove her back in her head.." she retorted with a laugh.</p><p>"I may be rude, but by my own experiences, I've been calloused and hardened.. Not very easy for me to show the small soft side I have.." she said quietly.</p><p>===========</p><p>Xandriala glanced at the high elf.</p><p>"Yes.. Just send a mail addressed to Xandriala. I'll respond as soon as I get it.." she replied softly. She reached into her pack and pulled out a small salve vial. She put the chemical in her hands and ran it along her tail slowly. Done, she soon wrapped the cloth bandages over and around her tail</p><p>"I suppose I'll take my leave of this jail now, if you've no more business for me." She said politely, curtseying and then leaving the room.</p><p>Zulgahr watched the Kerra and licked his lips hungrily, almost lustily. He shook his head and grumbled</p><p>"My mind.. is officially.. No, has always been<em>... in the gutter..</em>" he muttered quietly</p><p>===========</p><p>Stinsmia shivered and shook her head. "N-No.. H-Head.. no hurt anymore.." She stuttered. She nuzzled the wood elf and clung to him</p><p>"S-Sure.. I-Is it safe at your h-h-home..?" she asked quietly</p><p>"A..dopt..? Adopt..? W-Who's A. Dopt..?" she inquired, mistaking the word "adopt" to be a person who's name started with A, and a surname of Dopt.</p><p>===========</p><p>Shiasia saw the Satyr as well. She blinked.</p><p>"Whats a Satyrs doing heres?" she asked curiously indicating to Senri that she wasn't hallucinating. Alucard came over slowly, his hooves clicking against the floor.</p><p>He stepped closer. "Alucard Jyeravas, Satyr scholar and bard. " he said, introducing himself with a bow. He smiled and stepped to the side. Incidentally closer to Shiasia</p><p>"Hello there, miss.. Might I ask your name?" he asked the Ratonga politely, brushing his hair out of his face. </p><p>===========</p><p>Jhyiskitches frowned and put his hand to the human's forehead, shaking the wetness off as he realized it was a fever. He rushed down the stairs and frowned at the three arrivals into the house. He spoke calmly.</p><p>"Before you ask, I'm a friends of Tims.. Rights now I thinks Carls needs some medicals helps. He's has a fevers!"</p><p>===========</p><p>Ramoana frowned as she heard various voices coming from the wall that was right against her neighbours' apartment room. Little did she know that it was something involving the guard</p><p>She knocked on the wall and spoke, her voice quietly audible as she spoke through it;</p><p>"Coulds you keeps it down? Mys sisters is trying to sleeps!"</p>

Bellacouste 07-07-2012 10:55 PM

<p>Ross nodded as she wrote down the details.  "A Commonlands Guild Hall is a tricky place.  The Qeynos Guard are not exactly welcome there.  We have no authority and infiltration could be seen as an act of invasion into Freeport."  She tapped a finger.  "Although, the areas that they kidnap people in, we have more than enough rights to patrol or thwart them there.  Is there any time that these leaders leave the Guild Hall or an area protected by the Freeport Militia or Neriak's Dreadguard?"</p><p>Sylvie felt the girl's forehead.  "Do you want to talk about it?  That helps sometimes."  She moved to the desk and poured a glass of water from a pitcher.</p><p>Herrigan nodded.  "If you are feeling better now."</p><p>***</p><p>Ginnar scoffed at hearing that the Ratonga was 'working on it', but looked up sharply at the mention of Carl.  "Hrm...Ay kin take a look.  A blessing may 'elp."  He stood.</p><p>***</p><p>K'Niris shook his head, stepping away from the Wizard, who wiped his red sleeve across his face.  "Perhaps if you tell us where the other traitors we seek are, we will overlook that we have found them in your house and you can stay around to grow your sickly little berry."</p><p>Bella glanced at Tetri.  She wondered if she could give the Fury some of her power without alerting the Militiamen.  She did not know how much energy it took from the Fury to maintain the spell.</p><p>Vani laughed.  "You too?"  She pressed the tip of the dagger into her fingertip and twisted it, letting the blood dribble down her hand.  "Where did he run off to?"</p><p>***</p><p>Llew took a deep breath.  "I-I need to go check on my brother."  She bowed to Brienae.  "Thank you for all of your help."  She set off towards the Tavern, Grumblefoot following, waving to them. </p><p>Isatis looked from Brienae to her Guild Leader. </p>

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