Demonstrations of Legendary Skill.   Posted by Segev Stormlord.Group: 0
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 309 posts
Sat 28 Jan 2012
at 05:00
Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
The sun has set enough that it provides a great backdrop of reds and oranges over the large tourney field in which the Duke and his guests have gathered to watch Merlin's display of skill. Nath is visibly restraining himself to stay within beckoning of Sir Vaniel; the young prince has no such limits and is in the field looking as closely as Merlin will let him at the board.

Poe is trying not to yawn, though Hun seems more to share the other boys' excitement.

The Duke is on the far side of the field, practicing some archery with the three Knights (and poor Nath, who keeps stealing glances back at Merlin) while they have a private conversation, leaving Galen, Beatrix, and the others to find their way to the stands or to have a few minutes on their own while Merlin sets up.
Captain August Galen
 player, 76 posts
Sat 28 Jan 2012
at 12:35
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
In reply to Segev Stormlord (msg #1):

Galen makes way to the seats, though the pirate tries to find a spot with a view of the Duke's archery practice. Galen was loath to admit to a poor proficiency with ranged weapons, and tries to see what good practices can be learned from their exercise.

When the event starts, Galen gives full attention to Marlin, quite curious and eager to see what an Exalted athlete can really do.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:36, Sat 28 Jan 2012.

Merlin
 player, 204 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2012
at 20:35
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
In reply to Captain August Galen (msg #2):

It is not long before Merlin has everything set up. He actually launches away form the onlookers and uses Air Dragon Sense to find a thermal which he can use to gain some altitude. Mentally he prepares for a show, thinking about what maneuvers he can utilize under these conditions. Down here in more temperate zones the air has much more lift than in the cold North. Once attained he will circle the castle catching every ones attention.

Swooping down he performs a roll, which is no small feat given that he is using a glider. Following that he does a steep dive with a half roll to invert into a loop which ends him up pointing back towards the gathering. Gaining some altitude he follows that with a corkscrew down towards the grounds which turns into a high speed swoop only yards above the heads of the audience. Using his air speed and a thermal he detects he climbs up again. Taking out the bag of chalk powder he keeps for marking walls and whatnot he opens it slightly and lets the winds spread the powder out behind himself and the glider as he performs a few twists, turns, and reverses. At the end the young princes initials are written in the sky in falling chalk dust as Merlin comes in for a landing.



14:33, Today: Merlin rolled 4+1=5 successes using 7d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 7. Aerial Stun Show +1WP Stunt die separate.

14:33, Today: Merlin rolled 10,8,6 using 1d10,1d10,1d10. Individual Stunt die left to right.
If a 1 die stunt is awarded then +2 successes.
If 2 then +3 successes.
If 3 then +3 successes.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:59, Mon 30 Jan 2012.

Mason Vaugn
 player, 4 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Mon 30 Jan 2012
at 02:54
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Mason walked into the stands to take a seat, which was coincidentally near Galen and the others.  He was wearing the familiar style of guard uniform which the PCs had likely seen all over.  He had taken the time that morning to brush his hair and tie it back so that it wouldn't blow all over, which had been more of a problem lately.  Chatting idly with anyone nearby (since it does not seem that there was a conversation going), he said "So, are you here for that flying demonstration, or the archery going on down there?"

Mason leaned back in his seat, obviously relaxed.  "I mean, both are entertaining, so it could go either way."
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 310 posts
Tue 31 Jan 2012
at 05:34
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
<dark blue>"Can we not watch both?"</dark blue> asks the young man sitting attendance on the highly attractive woman with oddly pointed ears. The young woman also sitting attendance adds, "Though the flying is far more impressive."

The young prince seems to agree, rushing out into the field as the show seems to reach its conclusion, whooping and hollering. "Can I try?!" he exclaims up at the flying man.

"Oh! Can I, too?" asks Freverick, tugging at Sevastian's sleeve and looking from his Terrestrial Exalted brother to the owner of the flight board.
Alistr Hamrsoung
 player, 20 posts
 Full Time No Moon Lunar
 Part time Smith
Tue 31 Jan 2012
at 20:26
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Midway through Merlin writing the Prince's name a tiny white mass falls from a pouch. As Alistr falls he shifts to a merlin(a small white falcon). Totally awake from his sudden fall he trails after Merlin on his Wingboard.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 311 posts
Thu 2 Feb 2012
at 06:39
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
In reply to Alistr Hamrsoung (msg #6):

Freverick's eyes widen as he sees the bird fall out of Merlin's flight and trail after him. "How did you get the bird to appear like that?" he asks in awe.
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 195 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Fri 3 Feb 2012
at 23:31
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
"I believe that the majority of us are here to witness the flying spectacle," says Beatrix after a sip from the meal's wine. "I was not aware that there was to be an archery competition. Tell me more?"
Mason Vaugn
 player, 5 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Fri 3 Feb 2012
at 23:43
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Mason continues to lean back in his chair, watching the scene.  "Well, it's not so much a formal competition than bragging rights and to see who buys the round of ale tonight.  Not that the Duke has to buy ale anyway, but it's the thought that counts."

Mason idly watches the flying competition for a moment before saying, "Oh, where are my manners.  I am Mason Vaugn, just one of the many guards around here.  And you fine folks are?"
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 196 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Mon 6 Feb 2012
at 02:44
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Beatrix nods to Mason. "Well met, Mason Vaugn. I am Beatrix Leschaye, of Trademeet. If I may have the honor, let me introduce my traveling companions, Sevastian, Captain August Galen, and the one flying is called Merlin."
Merlin
 player, 206 posts
Mon 6 Feb 2012
at 07:22
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
In reply to Beatrix LeSchaye (msg #10):

Merlin tells those around him that unfortunately the folding gliders only seat one person and that allowing any one else, without weeks of training, to attempt any flying would be not only unprofessional, but highly inconsiderate to their families. They will just have to make due with the show he performed for them. However, he does suggest that perhaps they should all move down to the archery range where he might show them another trick of his trade.
Sevastian
 player, 119 posts
 Dragon-Blooded
 Water
Mon 6 Feb 2012
at 15:11
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Sevastian smiles down at his little brother.
"Some other time if would seem.  Perhaps Merlin will teach you on our return trip."

He turns to Mason Vaugn and bows.
"Well met."
Alistr Hamrsoung
 player, 22 posts
 Full Time No Moon Lunar
 Part time Smith
Mon 6 Feb 2012
at 18:02
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
The little merlin falcon lands on a branch near Merlin and caws at him. After a moment it caws again and flies over to the stands and lands no where near anyone if possible.
Frevrick
 player, 5 posts
 Resplendent Destiny
 The Sorcerer
Tue 7 Feb 2012
at 07:26
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
The prince trails after Merlin, looking up at him as he runs along beside. "Aw, come on! You could show us how! At least let us see the board!" he commands. Well, begs, really, but he's trying to sound commanding without sounding rude.

Freverick joins in, "Please? I know I could do it!"

"I could, too, if you could!" exclaims the prince. "I'm gonna be a duke!"

"I'm gonna be a Dynast!"


Embarrassed by the younger boys' behavior and trying to hide it, Hun lets Merlin and them get ahead. "Thank you for the demonstration, Mister Merlin," he says. "If you have time to teach us later, I would enjoy the lessons. But for now I should return to my duties with Poe for Lady LeSchaye."
Captain August Galen
 player, 78 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2012
at 11:41
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Mason Vaugn:
"So, are you here for that flying demonstration, or the archery going on down there?"


"Personally? The aerial demonstration. And you, good sir?"

In reply to Merlin (msg #3):

Galen's eyes widen in awe at Merlin's brilliant aerial dance. The brigand begins to applaud when Merlin begins to use her chalk to write in the very wind itself. Galen has never seen anything like it.

Alistr Hamrsoung:
As Alistr falls he shifts to a merlin(a small white falcon). Totally awake from his sudden fall he trails after Merlin on his Wingboard.


Galen's head tilts at the sudden appearance of the white falcon. Is it a familiar, a cleaver slide of hand with a trained pet, or a Lunar?

Segev Stormlord:
"Can we not watch both?" asks the young man sitting attendance on the highly attractive woman with oddly pointed ears. The young woman also sitting attendance adds, "Though the flying is far more impressive."


Galen tries not to let it slip that the Dukes' archery practice is not as entertaining as Merlin's performance, and eyes the two for a moment, seeing if there is anything suspicious about them. It was reflective for Galen to suspect anyone with odd features to be possibly inhuman.

Galen extends a hand to both for a shake, and also to the guard, Mason Vaugn. "A pleasure to meat you all. I am Captain August Galen, at your service." If they take Galen's hand, The Captain has three cufflinks made of cold iron that Galen will try to 'accidentally' brush against their hands.

Segev Stormlord:
The young prince seems to agree, rushing out into the field as the show seems to reach its conclusion, whooping and hollering. "Can I try?!" he exclaims up at the flying man.

"Oh! Can I, too?" asks Freverick, tugging at Sevastian's sleeve and looking from his Terrestrial Exalted brother to the owner of the flight board.


Galen suddenly feels a bit guilty about being so excited to watch Merlin's show. The pirate had not thought of children trying to imitate the Exalted.

Galen looks weakly for the Duke and Sevastian for guidance to dissuade the two youths, not sure what to say.

"Um, I'm not sure if that is a good idea, uhhh..."

Galen is relieved when Merlin deflates the situation.
Merlin
 player, 208 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2012
at 16:36
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Frevrick:
The prince trails after Merlin, looking up at him as he runs along beside. "Aw, come on! You could show us how! At least let us see the board!"


In a somewhat conciliatory tone,
"You are correct, I could show you how, but then that would only make you want to do it even the more. As it is, the evening has come and even a seasoned professional rider such as myself does not hazard flying at night."
Mason Vaugn
 player, 6 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 05:06
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Mason shakes Galen's hand.  He is mildly impressed at the firmness of Galen's handshake.  It's hard to find a nice, firm handshake in some places.  He doesn't really pay attention to Galen's brushing of the cufflinks as they go to shake hands.  He says, off-handedly in answer to Merlin's question, "I came for the archery demonstration, but the flying demonstration is a nice surprise."

Returning his attention to everyone else, he says, "It's nice to meet all of you.  Maybe we'll meet on the road at a later point.  I shan't be here here for long, so I can't show you around the grounds, although I suspect you've already gotten the tour."
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 314 posts
Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 05:55
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
As Merlin leads the cluster of admirers back over to the audience, Freverick and the prince finally give up pleading for the moment, though they drift over to pull Nath into a none-too-quiet discussion of the flight, including arm-flailing gestures mimicking favorite parts. They keep pointing at the board where Merlin is carrying it, miming how it unfolds and pretending the stands are boards on which they're riding.

Fire Soul and Ocean Soul visibly resist joining in, trying to look more grown up, while Vaniel actually smiles indulgently at his young squire's enthusiasm and pretends not to notice when Nath guiltily checks to see if his master needs anything.

The Duke, meanwhile, returns to the audience as well, having stopped his own archery to watch Merlin's flight. "That was most spectacular, Mister Merlin," he says jovially. "This is an art common to the Northlands?"
Merlin
 player, 209 posts
Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 06:26
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
In reply to Segev Stormlord (msg #18):

"In the North the air is thin and updrafts are uncommon. Here in the East the air is thicker and there are more updrafts. It is much easier to do stunts outside of the North, although I can only wonder what would be possible in the South! As to it being common in the North, unfortunate it is a necessity your grace. It is not often that an individual can do much scouting or message relaying on foot due to the cold weather, snow, and other dangers. Having a glider, which are much more common, or a folding wing board glider can get you above most dangers and improves travel times. Unfortunately such devices are expensive to create due to the rarity of feather steel."
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 315 posts
Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 15:28
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
The Duchess strokes her porcelain chin with one elegant finger. "Strange, then, that it should only have been developed in the North, where the winds are less favorable for it. Pray, Mister Merlin, tarry a while and show our craftsmen how these are made, and teach our men how they are used. My son seems to have taken a shine to it, but more, you have already named several uses we might have. And we could once again aid our northern neighbor by offering him scouts who can safely fly over Beastman lands to observe their movements."
Merlin
 player, 210 posts
Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 16:19
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
In reply to Segev Stormlord (msg #20):

"Her grace has excellent perception. Were I a craftsman that knew how to make such things I could go into business and become wealthy. As it is, it is my understanding that the raw materials would cost somewhere near a half talent of jade and hiring a team of craftsman to complete it would cost another half talent. They are useful in the north because the forests are not thick and are not wide spread. However, here in the East underbrush and large forests can hide many things from someone looking down from the air. One could all but hide a small army even with the proper discipline and training of soldiers."

This message was last edited by the player at 16:19, Wed 08 Feb 2012.

Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 197 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Wed 8 Feb 2012
at 20:32
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
"Indeed," responds Bea, "This is common enough practice, especially in those regions further up along the river. In Halta there are battle fought between themselves and their enemies that one who is airborne could remain entirely ignorant of without being able to fly below the canopy as the Hawkmen do. Aside from such splendid displays as this, however, the boards would be quite useful in scouting the Yanaze River itself. I believe I may look into this, and see if a more efficient method of production may be found. If so, then I assure you, lady Duchess, that you will be the first to know of it."
Sevastian
 player, 120 posts
 Dragon-Blooded
 Water
Thu 9 Feb 2012
at 18:30
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Sevastian walks over to Fire Soul and Ocean Soul.
"One should not miss out on things simply because they wish to keep up appearances."

He smiles down at the two.
"Besides, the others attention is else where."

The dragon gives each a reassuring pat and then heads over to the rest of the audience.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 316 posts
Fri 10 Feb 2012
at 19:20
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
The Duchess nods gracefully to Beatrix. "We would, indeed, be quite interested, Lady LeSchaye," she acknowledges before turning her attention back to Merlin. "Do not underestimate our resources, good sir; for proper defense...much can be spent. Though you have a point about the trees. Do you ever fly below the canopy?"

Duke Amaran takes the opportunity to speak to Beatrix, himself, however. "If you do follow through on that, Madam, please be sure to come by the Duchy again, or send us an invitation to your demonstrations. I would be delighted to see you and your business acumen in action."

"I'll learn to build it myself!" boasts the prince. Freverick and Nath look impressed, but Sevastian's younger brother is not to be outdone: "So will I! I'm gonna be an Exalt, so I'll definitely do it! And all my friends will have one!"

Poe blushes at Sevastian's head-pat, while Hun shakes his head. "We would be intruding. Merlin's not going to give lessons tonight, anyway; we can ask again on the road, when there is more time." He sounds only mildly disappointed, and is promising himself as much as excusing his dutiful behavior to the elegant butler.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:22, Fri 10 Feb 2012.

Merlin
 player, 211 posts
Sat 11 Feb 2012
at 05:28
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Segev Stormlord:
The Duchess nods gracefully to Beatrix. "We would, indeed, be quite interested, Lady LeSchaye," she acknowledges before turning her attention back to Merlin. "Do not underestimate our resources, good sir; for proper defense...much can be spent. Though you have a point about the trees. Do you ever fly below the canopy?"


"Of course, your grace. I was just giving you an estimate of the costs, so that you might compare them to whatever arrangements you already have on the ground. Certainly scouts with messenger birds would be less expensive in the short term. Wooden signal towers would be obvious to the enemy, but they would also be easily constructed from such fine timbers as would block normal view from the air."
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 317 posts
Mon 13 Feb 2012
at 04:57
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
"We thank you, Merlin," responds the Duke. "Costs are something we always need to weigh. I think allowing Trademeet to perform the initial investments and buying any products from them may be the more economical; they do seem to produce high quality for comparatively low prices," he says, smiling charmingly at Beatrix as he does so.

"We do take great pride in the quality of all we do," acknowledges Poe with unvarnished pride.

"As well you might," says the Duke, bowing over her hand and kissing the back of it, earning a blush from the young girl and a carefully restrained but poorly-hidden protective scowl from her male partner. The Duke, if he notices Hun's reaction, ignores it.

Nath hisses, "No way!" to the prince and Freverick, meanwhile. The other two roll their eyes and continue hushed discussions, drawing the stuffier boy back in as they're still clearly going on about the flying show.
Mason Vaugn
 player, 7 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Thu 16 Feb 2012
at 05:59
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Mason scoffs mildly.  "For the cost of one of those boards, you could have many guards and dogs to investigate the area.  If you wanted to get really fancy (Mason jazz-hands as he says 'fancy'), you could try to hire some sorcerer to keep up a magical mental relay such that, should one of the groups no longer be able to communicate, you would know where they last were."

Mason casually glanced at the others to see what they thought of his statement before continuing, "And besides, then you have to train someone to use the thing, and the upkeep.  The fancier something is, the more you'll have to pay to keep it working.  You know, like a high-class woman."

People who are trained in such things would probably notice that Mason said all that in a tone to get a rise out of someone.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 320 posts
Sat 18 Feb 2012
at 17:27
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
The young prince attempts to scoff just as impressively as Mason. "Well!" he puffs importantly, "I could learn it, and it would be worth it because I could command my soldiers from the sky, where I can see the battlefield!"

One of Amaran's fellow nobles says something quietly to him, and the Duke nods. "Perhaps, Seln, but we can discuss that later. Come, it is late, and time for princes to get their rest." He holds out his arm, which is wife dutifully takes, and grabs Prince Seln by the hand.

"Aw, but Daaad, I wanna play some more with Freverick and Squire Nathier and Mister Merlin!"

The Duchess frowns in the manner of mothers trying to look stern when they're really amused. "No, young man. Act like the prince you are, not like a spoiled child."

Seln looks about to protest, but changes his mind and acquiesces to his mother's tone. "Okay. I mean, um. It was a pleasure to spend the evening with you all. I hope to see you again in the morning before you leave."

Grinning charmingly, the Duke excuses himself. "I have some few matters of state to attend. Lyn will be putting our son to bed; Madam LeSchaye, would you care to come to my private quarters for some brandy to talk foreign relations while she does so? You all may, of course, use the fields if you wish, though it is getting a bit dark for archery. But do not feel the need to follow us in if you have a desire to enjoy the warm spring night air."

((OOC: Please choose Perception+Socialize or Wits+Awareness and give me a roll on it!))
Merlin
 player, 213 posts
Sun 19 Feb 2012
at 06:01
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
In reply to Segev Stormlord (msg #28):

Merlin bows, smiling at the prince, but bows none the less.

"I have much to do to pack up. Evening to you your graces."

Merlin heads off, with a hand signal to his shape shifting friend, to his glider to pack it up and take it off the its storage crate.


23:59, Today: Merlin rolled 3 successes using 5d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 7. What is Socialize? Wits+Awa.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:01, Sun 19 Feb 2012.

Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 198 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Thu 23 Feb 2012
at 00:44
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Beatrix smiles. "Why, dear Duke, I should like nothing better than to discuss matters of state with you. Say, in half an hour? I shall go at once to change into something less formal." Finally, she thinks, we can get to the heart of the matter.

As she heads inside to do that, she passes by Frevrick, to whom she whispers "Pray do not do anything too crazy" on her way past.
Frevrick
 player, 6 posts
 Resplendent Destiny
 The Sorcerer
Fri 24 Feb 2012
at 22:57
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
The young patrician looks up at Beatrix with an impish grin that's endeavoring to seem innocent. "Yes, ma'am!"

With that, only those who wish to remain outside as the sun sets are still present, which means pretty much none save those who accompanied Beatrix from Trademeet...and maybe a lone guardsman or a wayward bird in a tree. All others have sought the privacy of their own quarters or the company of others on a more intimate level.
Mason Vaugn
 player, 8 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Fri 24 Feb 2012
at 23:55
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Mason says offhandedly after watching the circus leave, "Well, there are certainly going to be negotiations going on between the two of them.  Although, if she's a woman of any decent caliber, she'll know what she's in for already."

Mason returns his attention to the others here.  "So, what brings you to this little corner of the world?  Surely it's not for the women.  The duke has the market cornered there."
Merlin
 player, 214 posts
Sat 25 Feb 2012
at 05:50
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
In reply to Mason Vaugn (msg #32):

"You speak so glibly of such things sir. Pray tell your name, one which we might call you by once we have parted ways."
Mason Vaugn
 player, 9 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Tue 28 Feb 2012
at 03:25
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Mason easily replied, "It's easy to speak glibly of things like that, especially when it looks like she can probably handle herself, even if the Duke is willing to help handle her."

Mason then casually pushed some hair out of his eyes.  "Oh, and I'm Mason Vaugn.  Pleasure to meet you."
Merlin
 player, 215 posts
Tue 28 Feb 2012
at 05:53
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
In reply to Mason Vaugn (msg #34):

"Fascinated to meet you good sir. It would seem that you have a good eye for such things. What other areas might there be some potential talent from which benefits might be gained?"
Mason Vaugn
 player, 10 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Tue 28 Feb 2012
at 06:04
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Mason looked at Merlin oddly.  The man had an odd manner of speaking, it seemed.  It suited him well, Mason thought.  An odd manner of speaking for such a... flighty person.

"If I'm guessing right, you're asking what else I'm good at.  I'm a man of many talents: archery, ballroom dancing, stealth, social manipulation, knowledge of teas, long-distance running, and so on in that fashion."  Mason waved his hand in a circle to illustrate that the list could go on if he so cared.  "What talents can you claim?  Besides the flying, that is."
Merlin
 player, 216 posts
Tue 28 Feb 2012
at 06:18
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
In reply to Mason Vaugn (msg #36):

"Oh, well, there are so many I couldn't possibly list them all without something strong to drink. Perhaps we should find such a location, libation, and continue our conversation?"
Mason Vaugn
 player, 12 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Tue 28 Feb 2012
at 23:57
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Mason had a brief thought but quickly dismissed it.  "Well, while I normally wouldn't mind ditching any duties I might have to go get a drink, I wouldn't want to separate you from your companions here.  Or am I mistaken?  I got the impression that all of you knew each other."
Merlin
 player, 218 posts
Wed 29 Feb 2012
at 05:30
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
In reply to Mason Vaugn (msg #38):

"Well some of us know each other better than others, but a passing acquaintance is necessary for traveling companions. Your duties may detain you, but eventually you will have some time. When would that be?"
Mason Vaugn
 player, 14 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Fri 2 Mar 2012
at 18:43
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
Mason thought about the answer for a moment before replying, "Give me an hour or two to get the rest of my duties for the day finished, and I can meet you in town.  How does The Shepard's Shack sound?  They serve a pretty hearty stew and some reasonably priced drinks.  I realize as guests of the Duke you've probably eaten pretty well, but us rank and file soldiers don't get nearly so grand of a meal."
Merlin
 player, 219 posts
Sat 3 Mar 2012
at 06:29
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
In reply to Mason Vaugn (msg #40):

"Two hours then. Good eve till we meet again."

With that Merlin walks off, raising his right arm into the sky, waiting for a particular hawk to come land on his arm.

Once the lunar lands Merlin will talk to him in a low voice,

"We will be going to a tavern. I will buy you some real food and ale, or whatever is to your liking. The soldier back there will meet us."
Alistr Hamrsoung
 player, 25 posts
 Full Time No Moon Lunar
 Part time Smith
Mon 5 Mar 2012
at 21:10
Re: Demonstrations of Legendary Skill
The hawk lands on Merlin's arm and chirps happily at him. Waiting for a chance to communicate with his erstwhile Circlemates. "There will be time for that soon enough. Then proper introdutions will be had I think." the hawk thinks to itself.