Interlude 1: Martak's Story.   Posted by The Runelord.Group: 0
The Runelord
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Wed 16 Apr 2014
at 13:16
Interlude 1: Martak's Story
This large structure is Sandpoint’s oldest inn, notable for the impressive (and quite rusty) iron dragon that looms on the building’s roof, doubling as a lightning rod and decoration. Owned and operated for the past six years by the lovely and popular Ameiko Kaijitsu, the Rusty Dragon is not only one of the town’s most popular eateries (made so, in large part, by the spicy and exotic food served here), but also a great place to meet visitors from out of town, since most newcomers to Sandpoint come upon this inn first, the north Lost Coast Road being less traveled. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Ameiko’s exotic beauty is more than matched by her skill at music, and few are the evenings that pass without at least two or three songs by the talented woman.

She is, in fact, singing a song when Martak enters...

Introduce Martak, if you would!
Martak
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Wed 16 Apr 2014
at 19:57
Re: Interlude 1: Martak's Story
The door opens and a large half-orc stands in the doorway, a large great axe resting upon his shoulder.  He stops to survey the room and finds a table in a corner, where perhaps he will be served.  He climbs into a seat and listens to the glorious song that the beautiful owner is singing.  Once everyone's eyes have had time to adjust from the bright light outside, it is evident that this particular half-orc is uglier than most.  Besides the typical half-orcish features (elongated lower canines, pointed ears), this half-orc sports a very large, very bushy beard which looks vaguely dwarf-like in its size and shape.  It adds a level of ridiculousness to the appearance of the half-orc.  Atop his head is a crude pot-helm and he wears ill-fitting leather armor.

However, once he is seated and served, he smiles.  His smile is a kind smile, which looks totally out of place on his ugly face, but there is true appreciation behind that smile.  He had picked out the Rusty Dragon because despite the rumor of good food, what was more important to Martak, was the acceptance that he was told about on his travels here by the fleeing merchant.  He sits back and closes his eyes, listening to the tune song by the exotic bardess, reveling in the fact that no-one, at the moment is either trying to kill him or run him out of town or ask him to do the same to someone else.  He pulls a gold coin out of his pouch and sets it on the table, ordering a light meal.
The Runelord
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Thu 17 Apr 2014
at 00:12
Re: Interlude 1: Martak's Story
The barmaid actually smiles at Martak as he sits down.

"I heard what you did during the goblin raid," she says shyly. "We do appreciate these things." She puts a big drink in front of the half-orc and nods. "On the house," she comments and walks away.

A number of others look uncomfortable at Martak's arrival, but half-smile or wave in acknowledgement. This is a marked improvement over a few weeks ago where pretty much everyone steered away from the half-orc.

Give me a Notice check in addition to your responses to these.
The Runelord
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Thu 17 Apr 2014
at 19:46
Re: Interlude 1: Martak's Story
Still want the Notice check.
Martak
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Thu 17 Apr 2014
at 21:32
Re: Interlude 1: Martak's Story
Martak is completely enthralled by the music.  He smiles back at the barmaid.  "Well, someone had to do something. And I figured, well, I'm here and it wasn't right for the goblins to attack and everything, particularly on a day to honor Desna."  He shrugs off her complement.

"Good ale," he compliments her after a sip, and goes back to enjoying the music.

Notice: 2,3 No successes.
14:30, Today: Martak rolled 2,3 using d6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 2,3. Notice.

The Runelord
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Fri 18 Apr 2014
at 02:20
Re: Interlude 1: Martak's Story
Martak does not notice a child approaching him until the lad pokes at the warrior's arm.

"Excuse me, sir? Are you Martak?" The question is a bit formal, as anyone with half a brain can tell that Martak is, well, Martak.

"You're wanted at town hall. They want your help with something." The last statement from the boy, a lad of some nine years, is clearly filled with awe.
Martak
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Fri 18 Apr 2014
at 17:14
Re: Interlude 1: Martak's Story
Martak breaks his reverie and grins at the lad.  "Of course I'm Martak, who else would I be?"  He stands up and grabs his gear, leaving a coin on the table for the waitress.  He pulls a couple of coppers out of his belt pouch and hands them to the boy.  "There's another one in it for you if you will lead me to the town hall."

The large half-breed nods at the chief musician and proprietor of the Rusty Dragon and follows the youngster out the door.