The Dragon King (main)   Posted by Dragondog.Group: 0
D'aden Tor VIII
 player, 433 posts
 Average wandering
 troubador, maybe.
Wed 27 Mar 2019
at 21:18
The Dragon King (main)
D'aden pulls his mandolin and begins plunking a tune. "Music is universal, maybe we'll get some information this way."
Avoiding songs about draconians, he starts walking after the possible draconian while singing a tavern ditty.

There's just one way out lady, your lord won't let me out the door
There's just one way out lady, and I just can't go out the door
'Cause there's a man down there, might be a man at arms I don't know
You got me trapped here woman, up on the second floor
If I get by this time I won't be trapped no more
So where's an arrow loop, I can ease out soft and slow
The guards won’t see me, no they won't be
Talking stuff that they don't know
There's just one way out lady, your lord won't let me out the door
There's just one way out lady, and I just can't go out the door
There's just one way out lady, your lord won't let me out the door
There's just one way out lady, and I just can't go out the door

Dragondog
 GM, 1389 posts
Thu 28 Mar 2019
at 17:49
The Dragon King (main)
D'aden followed the draconian while performing. Making sure to get closer to him.

This draconian was dressed in a dark green, hoodless robe, gray tunic, brown under tunic, brown pants, and black boots. He seemed to be unarmed. Town's people continued to stay away from him.

Some of the town's people stopped and stepped aside, looking at D'aden and enjoying this unexpected entertainment.

When D'aden was within arms reach of the draconian, the gold scale turned around and looked at D'aden. It was only for a moment and then he continued on.
Roisin uth Bannatar
 player, 110 posts
Tue 2 Apr 2019
at 23:27
The Dragon King (main)
Roisin looked around before finally accepting that she would be the one that would have to talk to the draconian. She tried saying "hello, do you understand me" in a few of the regional dialects to help narrow down a language that they might share in common.
D'aden Tor VIII
 player, 434 posts
 Average wandering
 troubador, maybe.
Wed 3 Apr 2019
at 03:38
The Dragon King (main)
D'aden says, to his companions, "apparently he's not a fan of the mandolin. I really don't want to annoy him, after all, we'll be asking for his help. Does someone else know something that might break the ice?"
Dragondog
 GM, 1391 posts
Thu 4 Apr 2019
at 07:50
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Roisin started talking to the draconian, speaking in a number of different languages. Until the draconian stopped, turned around, interrupted her, and spoke in a language she hadn't tried yet.

[Language unknown:  "As ckilfo tha ou virvercom," ei manwerwilast ol.]
Roisin uth Bannatar
 player, 111 posts
Sat 6 Apr 2019
at 17:42
The Dragon King (main)
Roisin nodded at the draconians suggestion [Language unknown:  "Urhema u tr icsom. Iv a ch? N stious wi atievedinter fi thestrure?"]
Dragondog
 GM, 1392 posts
Sat 6 Apr 2019
at 18:16
The Dragon King (main)


The draconian scanned the crowd, looking for something, or someone. After letting his eyes run past the rest of you and take in the entire crowd. His eyes soon returned to you. And stayed there.
Roisin uth Bannatar
 player, 112 posts
Sat 6 Apr 2019
at 20:19
The Dragon King (main)
Roisin nodded [Language unknown:  "Omncstne ll thnassio virli icno ha osreng lar. La ndunth fius e san o ion ilacil mo olsibeio etosus ch ratonewer pales, chstut whivck n oer traortkor yinureare na thatr."] Roisin motioned to the others to join her.
Dragondog
 GM, 1393 posts
Sat 6 Apr 2019
at 21:20
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Roisin and the draconian returned to the rest of you and as a group you went towards a nearby inn. But they were stopped by some merchant. He was a little overweight, but he dressed stylishly and his goatee was well groomed. You didn't understand a word he said, but Roisin translated for you.

"I heard you sing before," he said looking at D'aden "I know where you can make some money doing that."
D'aden Tor VIII
 player, 435 posts
 Average wandering
 troubador, maybe.
Sun 7 Apr 2019
at 05:27
The Dragon King (main)
D'aden beams, his pleasure at being recognized for his talent is apparent. However, what he says is, "oh, that would be nice. But if the meaning in the words I sing isn't captured by the audience, then the songs would have no meaning. Without meaning, the songs would be worthless. I couldn't possibly take money for a worthless performance."
"Perhaps, after I learned the language, I could return to regale the people with the unbridled passion of my melodies, the warm and dulcet tones of my voice, and the incomparable brilliance of my wit."
"That's what a good sea chantey is for, anyway."

Dragondog
 GM, 1394 posts
Sun 7 Apr 2019
at 22:06
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"That is not a problem at all," the man objects. "Listening to music in a language they don't understand is the current rage. So that's exactly what they want."
D'aden Tor VIII
 player, 436 posts
 Average wandering
 troubador, maybe.
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 00:00
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"It does sound like something I want to do, but I'll have to defer to my friends until I've learned enough of the language to get by. At this point, we're engaged with another party. Is there someplace I could find you after we finish this?"
Dragondog
 GM, 1395 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 13:10
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"You can find me at the Silver Pipe Inn," the man said. "And I am Rufus, by the way. What is your name?"
D'aden Tor VIII
 player, 437 posts
 Average wandering
 troubador, maybe.
Tue 9 Apr 2019
at 01:44
The Dragon King (main)
"My name is D'aden, but you can just call me 'the piper', which would make a lot more sense if I had a flute." D'aden shrugs and continues, "pickers can't be choosers."
Dragondog
 GM, 1396 posts
Fri 12 Apr 2019
at 10:12
The Dragon King (main)
"Looking forward to it," Rufus said. "But this, too, may fade. So don't wait too long." The man then walked away and the draconian led you into an inn, above the door to which was the image of a green griffin.

It wasn't the best inn you've ever seen. But food and ale were plentiful from what you could see in front of patrons. The inn was about half-full and a pretty lass was singing in a corner.

The smells of food and spices wafted from the kitchen and the nearby tables. A small fire burned in one of the fireplaces and few well-placed candles lit up the place.

Most of the tables were rectangular, but there were some that were round too and at one of these, three men were dicing around their tankards.

The draconian sat down at one of the tables, away from other guests. "So what can I help you with," he whispered.
Roisin uth Bannatar
 player, 113 posts
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 01:55
The Dragon King (main)
Roisin looked puzzled as she stroked Ochre's snout "No, I can't beleive it either, but a charlatan and minstrel needs to make money however he can." she turned to the draconian "Its unusual to see one of your ilk. I have many questions should you have the time. What can I offer you in way of refreshment as part payment for your time? To start with, if I might be blunt, normally your particular race is how to put it politely...in charge of others and in service to one of a dark nature. Is this still the case for you? Forgive my curiosity, but I was cursed with an inquisitive nature."
Dragondog
 GM, 1397 posts
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 05:56
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"Dark natured? Hanna? What have you heard about Hanna the Huntress?" He waved to get the attention of a maid. The one who came to serve you was maybe 16 years old, an auburn-haired girl with hazel eyes, slight of frame, and swift of foot. He ordered a tankard of ale from her.

[OOC: None of you have heard of Hanna the Huntress.]

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:14, Tue 16 Apr.

Olven Wolf
 player, 700 posts
 Honorable Merc
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 03:33
The Dragon King (main)
Taking a seat and leaning back in his chair, Olven beckons to the serving wench and says, ”Four chickens and a pint of ale.” He gives her an extra gold for her trouble, and then casually glances around the room, identifying the tavern’s occupants and assessing threats.

Turning to the draconian, Olven says, ”Never heard of her. We’re looking for the ruins of the dragon monarchs’ palace. We were told they were located somewhere around here.”
Dragondog
 GM, 1398 posts
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 04:18
The Dragon King (main)
The maid looked at the coins Olven had given her. And dropped them back on the table. "What do you think this is," she asked looking expectantly at Olven. "You need to pay with real coins."

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:01, Thu 18 Apr.

Olven Wolf
 player, 702 posts
 Honorable Merc
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 04:53
The Dragon King (main)
Olven cocks an eyebrow at the serving maid. ”Yes, I know. I’ve eaten in a tavern before,” he says, frowning, irritation in his voice. ”These are the coins of my country. Is there somewhere I can go to have them exchanged for the local currency?”

Muttering to D’aden, Olven says, ”A performance to earn some coin is starting to sound like a great idea.”
D'aden Tor VIII
 player, 438 posts
 Average wandering
 troubador, maybe.
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 06:13
The Dragon King (main)
D'aden looks at the coins on the table, looks at the maid, then nods. "Perhaps I should have listened to Rufus; he did suggest they would pay to hear me at the Silver Pipe. Tell me, miss, do you think I could glean a coin or two with a song here?"
Rather than wait for an answer, D'aden releases his mandolin from its exile in his pack, and plucked a quick arpeggio as he tuned the strings. While he waited, expectantly, for the serving lass to answer he plucked a vague, desultory accompaniment to the lass singing in the corner.
Dragondog
 GM, 1399 posts
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 16:19
The Dragon King (main)
Roisin continued to translate for the others.

"I know that there is an establishment of Stizzas somewhere in town," she responded to Olven's question about exchanging money. "I don't really know where it is though."

"You'd have to talk to Runris about that," she responded to D'aden's question about playing in the inn.

[OOC: You have no information on who or what Stizzas is.]

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:02, Thu 18 Apr.

Olven Wolf
 player, 703 posts
 Honorable Merc
Fri 19 Apr 2019
at 05:39
The Dragon King (main)
"Stizzas. Got it." Olven nods his head, filing away the information for later. He begins searching through his pockets, hoping to find something he could use to pay for their food. Having some gems on hand would be helpful in situations like these. "What kinds of coins do you use locally?"
Dragondog
 GM, 1401 posts
Fri 19 Apr 2019
at 05:58
The Dragon King (main)
The maid made a basic explanation of the local coins with Roisin's interpretation.

[OOC: Basically there are gold, silver, and copper coins. But they don't look like the ones you have.]
Olven Wolf
 player, 704 posts
 Former mercencary
 Now Baron Wolf
Sat 20 Apr 2019
at 08:22
The Dragon King (main)
Olven growls with irritation. "You'd think Master Evardson would have warned us of something like this," he says. "We could try to earn some coin by gambling with those three over there, or track down whatever or whoever Stizzas is." He shrugs. "Or just go directly to the ruins of the dragons' palace."