Who Watches the Watch Hill?   Posted by Segev Stormlord.Group: 0
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 285 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Fri 26 Oct 2012
at 22:11
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"Greetings," Beatrix greets Alistr and Merlin. "I see you are still preparing; good. Merlin, Alistr, it is my pleasure to introduce Azalea, a cook and healer who will be joining with us on our endeavors. Azalea, this is Alistr, a capable smith and fighter, and Merlin, a man of many excellent talents. And I see Galen has caught up as well; this is also good." She does not, however, indicate where Galen may be; that would be inconsiderate.
Azalea
 player, 46 posts
Fri 26 Oct 2012
at 23:14
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

Azalea smiles and nods at Alistr and Merlin in turn at the formal interaction.

"Nice to meet you!"


Then she looks around for the mysterious stranger introduced.

"Uh... who?"
Merlin
 player, 290 posts
 If you knew he
 would have to kill you
Sat 27 Oct 2012
at 04:50
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
In reply to Azalea (msg # 154):

"Greetings again and this is the dukes other son, which you have most likely heard much about. Is there something new we should know about m'Lady?"

Merlin seems rather nonchalant in his demeanor, but he also seems to be able to tell that something or someone has changed.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 449 posts
Sat 27 Oct 2012
at 23:26
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
The young man Merlin indicates as the Duke's "other son" looks just like Salf, save that the opposite eye is red. "Are you chasing after the man and woman on horseback south of here?" he asks of Beatrix. He also extends a hand to Azalea, offering, "I'm Deen. Pleased to meet you. If you're Azalea, your goat-herd friend was looking for you. I don't think he'll find a she-goat here for sale, though, not just for studding-fee. We need all we have for the coming winter."
Azalea
 player, 47 posts
Sun 28 Oct 2012
at 00:05
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

Azalea smiles at Deen, after a few moments of puzzled staring, and places her hand in his.

"Likewise. Where is he? I was wondering why he didn't come with us."

She considers, for a moment, what a studding fee may be, but she decides it is likely irrelevant. She takes a small pouch from her belt and opens it, then shows it to Deen.

"Would these be enough for a female goat? I am quite certain they would help to cover winter needs."
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 450 posts
Sun 28 Oct 2012
at 13:25
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
Deen examines the gems in the pouch dispassionately before responding matter-of-factly, "That would just barely cover a goat, yes, but you're like to find more eager recipients in one of the villages south and east of here. Our quartermasters would just have to go and spend it to replace the goat, where a serf or a peasant would find many uses for that sort of windfall. Don't let somebody trick you into paying that and charging a studding fee, though. Peasants can be greedy, and, no offense, Miss, but offering gems like that makes you seem naive."

The youth offers a smile to try to take any sting from his words, and blushes just barely enough to make the fact that he holds her gaze mildly impressive. Either that, or he's not shy.

Carabas, meanwhile, looks up from his perch on Beatrix's blouse. "Where's the captain?" the little creature asks in a soft child's voice.
Azalea
 player, 48 posts
Sun 28 Oct 2012
at 13:53
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

She nods a little.

"Thank you."

Then she smiles.

"I guess I am."
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 451 posts
Mon 29 Oct 2012
at 00:14
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
Deen takes her hand briefly and continues to meet her gaze. "Then, Miss, if you have any questions, feel free to ask. I will always endeavor to give you an honest answer, to the best of my humble knowledge," he says, clearly meaning 'humble' as an understatement. He manages to kiss the back of her hand - if she allows it - with only a minor amount of awkwardness as he attempts to be the sure and courteous noble he's obviously been raised to be.
Captain August Galen
 player, 115 posts
Mon 29 Oct 2012
at 09:53
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
Segev Stormlord:
Carabas, meanwhile, looks up from his perch on Beatrix's blouse. "Where's the captain?" the little creature asks in a soft child's voice.


The spoken name strikes the great mind of The Great Bush like a harpoon through an air whale's eye. An existential crisis of yeddim proportions broke its' mind in twain. The Great Bush was not born from strong seed, not raised nobly out of the good earth by the nourishing rays of the Day Star, but born in blood and goop, a warm, crying, mewling thing. A teat sucking, discussing, noisy parasite. Oh, what horror, to be able to dream you are a noble Cornus sericea, only to be cursed to remember one's origin as a crud Hominidae.

((OOC: 05:35, Today: Captain August Galen rolled 3 successes using 7d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 7. Intel+Integ Remember. ))

"Bah. I am right here, you bipedal omnivorous." murmurs The Captain, whom is crouched next to Beatrix, with limbs of dogwood tied and taped to Galen's red cloak.

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Azalea
 player, 49 posts
Mon 29 Oct 2012
at 14:35
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

Azalea gasps in surprise and looks at the captain.
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 286 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Mon 29 Oct 2012
at 21:32
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"Azalea," says Beatrix, "Captain August Galen. Captain Galen, it is my honor to introduce Amelia. And do not be so rude to Carabas when he is busily being adorable." This comment is of course accompanied by further scritchings.
"And Azalea, if you do not mind, I am sure I can give you better for those gems. I will cheerfully pay for the goat on your behalf in the meanwhile, if you wish; it is really nothing."
Azalea
 player, 50 posts
Mon 29 Oct 2012
at 21:45
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

"Uh..."

She eventually overcomes the surprise, and smiles a little, although it's pretty hesitant.

"A... pleasure?"

She then smiles more brightly to Beatrix, thankful for the change of topic - she wasn't certain if asking about the camouflage would be polite - and nods to her.

"If these gems can get a female goat for Ned, I am certainly happy to give them to you."
Alistr Hamrsoung
 player, 89 posts
 Full Time No Moon Lunar
 Part time Smith
Tue 30 Oct 2012
at 00:39
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
  A hairy large-ish man carrying a hammer walks up and claps Galen on the back. "I was wondering where you had run off to. Good to see you again Galen and you as well Carabas. No hard feelings over your umm. Recalibration."
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 452 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2012
at 12:15
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
Carabas writhes in pleasure under the scritchings. "No hard feelings?" asks the little thing, as if unsure what's even meant. "I was just patrolling the borders. Everything looked secure, Sir!" it adds, trying to salute the Captain while being scritched behind the ears, which is awkward to say the least since it doesn't want to disrupt the attentions.

Deen looks from Azalea to Beatrix, trying hard to maintain his gentlemanly aplomb despite being a bit overwhelmed by the unfamiliar presence of all these people. "That's remarkably generous of you, Lady LeSchaye. How will you get more value for them?" he asks in genuine curiosity. "Oh, the duo you were watching just crossed the south road and is turning a bit to the north, going east-by-north-east now," he offers as a helpful aside, his red eye wandering in a purposeful way, as if tracking them through the walls and hills and distance.
Captain August Galen
 player, 116 posts
Tue 30 Oct 2012
at 19:36
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
Beatrix LeSchaye:
"Captain August Galen. Captain Galen, it is my honor to introduce Amelia."


Azalea:
"Uh..."

She eventually overcomes the surprise, and smiles a little, although it's pretty hesitant.

"A... pleasure?"


Social pleasantries swapped the mask & mindset of The Great Bush off of the great performer's mind, and replaced it with that of the mask of Galen. The body posture changes from standoffish to magnificent in the flap of a hummingbird's wings.

The privateer warmly grasps Azalea's hand while simultaneously using the other arm to throw Galen's red cape to the side and graciously bow on one knee to the woman.

"Captain Augustus Galen-ious The Fifth, at your service..." the tall figure pressed Azalea's hand to lips and gave a gentle kiss before looking up "...and the pleasure, is all mine. Azalea..." Galen absently strokes her hand if she let's the Captain... "...such a lovely name. What does it mean?"


Alistr Hamrsoung:
"I was wondering where you had run off to. Good to see you again Galen and you as well Carabas. No hard feelings over your umm. Recalibration."


"Ah! Hamrsoung!" Galen steps to the man and gives him a hearty smack on the arm. If the man permits, the Captain will try to give him a bear hug as well. "It is wonderful to be among good friends once more! And I thank you for your help with that Recalibration business. It got sticky, but I think everything turned out right in the end. From now on, I run a tighter ship, as it were."

Segev Stormlord:
Carabas writhes in pleasure under the scritchings. "No hard feelings?" asks the little thing, as if unsure what's even meant. "I was just patrolling the borders. Everything looked secure, Sir!" it adds, trying to salute the Captain while being scritched behind the ears, which is awkward to say the least since it doesn't want to disrupt the attentions.



"Patrol? Very good! Very good show, then! I think I shall promote you to the duel positions of ship's Bo'sun, & ship proper and all that. Yes, indeed! And a reward! Yes. Tell me, are cucumbers in quantity in this area?"
The Captain asks this in general to those around.

Azalea
 player, 51 posts
Wed 31 Oct 2012
at 04:28
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

Azalea stares, speechless for the majority of Galen's introduction, with a tinge of red shading her cheeks. Her hand remains in Galen's care for as long as he holds it, the other grasping her amulet absently.

"...mean? Oh, it's... it's a flower."

That seems to give her some confidence, the kind that someone familiar with a subject feels when it becomes the topic of discussion.

"It's the flower from a bush, usually red or pink, which blooms in the east during the late Air or early Water months. It can even survive snow, which makes it a wonderful sight, spots of pink or red in a blanket of white."

She looks at him for a moment before looking slightly away again.

"I am told I was born in a particularly harsh Ascending Water, thus the name."


She eventually giggles at the bear hug, attempted or successful.
Alistr Hamrsoung
 player, 90 posts
 Full Time No Moon Lunar
 Part time Smith
Wed 31 Oct 2012
at 16:12
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
  "one hopes that we won't have to do that again." he pauses and sees Azalea for the first time as Galen introduces himself. "A flower that survives in snow huh. That really must be a sight. Alistr Hamrsoung and I can make my hammer sing."
Azalea
 player, 52 posts
Wed 31 Oct 2012
at 20:06
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?

"Hammersong?"

She smiles a little and nods.

"Very fitting name, then. Nice to meet you."

She is pretty obviously wondering how a hammer can sing.
Merlin
 player, 291 posts
 If you knew he
 would have to kill you
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 01:28
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
In reply to Azalea (msg # 170):

Merlin keeps his own council. His red hair and freckles give nothing away as the others talk. However, his eyes are everywhere seeing who is listening in....and who is not appearing to listen in!
Captain August Galen
 player, 118 posts
Sat 3 Nov 2012
at 13:01
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
Azalea:
Azalea stares, speechless for the majority of Galen's introduction, with a tinge of red shading her cheeks. Her hand remains in Galen's care for as long as he holds it, the other grasping her amulet absently.

"...mean? Oh, it's... it's a flower."


Galen's checks redden suddenly. I... I've gone too far in my roll, again!

The Captain jumps back and laughs boisterously out-loud. "Ho-ho! So, what is on the agenda for today! What can we do to be of assistance?" The Captain gives a big thumbs up and winks.

This message was last edited by the player at 10:17, Sat 10 Nov 2012.

Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 287 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Mon 5 Nov 2012
at 03:26
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
Beatrix looks up from discussing gemcutting with Deen. "There are some things I have learned which I believe we ought to discuss. I have discovered who is behind the camp you found, Merlin; I am no longer certain we ought to confront them. While I do believe they are engaged in activities that I believe none of us would approve of, I believe they are doing so in response to the current problems here in Falan; they are not themselves the cause. If we find the cause and end it, then their activities should end as well." After a pause she frowns. "And if they do not then I shall be most cross."
Merlin
 player, 293 posts
 If you knew he
 would have to kill you
Mon 5 Nov 2012
at 03:57
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
In reply to Beatrix LeSchaye (msg # 173):

"You may not like where that leads us m'Lady," says Merlin with a heavy Skytongue accent. Merlin's cryptic comment is almost nerve racking given his almost universally upbeat, can do attitude. He has never spoken this way to any of those present and its a bit unsettling.
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 288 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Mon 5 Nov 2012
at 15:38
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"Entirely possible," says Beatrix. "We should really go somewhere relatively private and discuss this."
Merlin
 player, 295 posts
 If you knew he
 would have to kill you
Thu 15 Nov 2012
at 04:46
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
In reply to Beatrix LeSchaye (msg # 175):

Some time later there is a masked man, many know to be Merlin's alternate identity, who just happens by when certain young princes and goat herders are not around.

"Companions. I am afraid that I had a very disturbing thought. This tower, which contains the sands of the malfean desert, may very well be the source of this regions problems. What demons it was constructed to defend against are unclear. It is not far enough out to be effective against the Fae and the Wyld at the time it was built. It is not near a shadow land or any dangerous portal of which they or we know about. My memories, of long ago were sparked, by the tale of this tower and what it was suppose to do. I fear that the beast men are attacking in this direction because they are attracted to the nature of the tower or that their master wants to destroy it without getting involved personally. If the tower did not exist to fight the 'demons' then the demons would not be coming to fight its defenders. Certainly there are easier targets for the beast men than this kingdom with its advanced warning system."

"
Alistr Hamrsoung
 player, 91 posts
 Full Time No Moon Lunar
 Part time Smith
Thu 15 Nov 2012
at 05:53
Re: Who Watches the Watch Hill?
"That explains a few things at least to me. Without seeing the inner workings I can't begin to fix or at least slowdown the problem. Telling the Duke that I all of a sudden gained a Terrestrial Exaltation would be unwise. So where do we go from here."