Freeport - Stables.   Posted by TheDudeAbides.Group: 0
Lucinda Eravyn
 player, 117 posts
 Elf
 Alchemist
Wed 18 Jun 2014
at 02:32
Re: Freeport - Stables
She nodded timidly before looking at the horse awkwardly. How was she supposed to get up there? Did she have to use a potion that would make her a better jumper? She had already made one of those...it was a bit difficult getting the frog blood to react just right with the aqua regia. But somehow she doubted people imbibed experimental elixirs every time they wanted to ride a horse. There had to be another way. She put her arms on the steed and tried to pull herself up, probably to no avail.
Jada
 player, 47 posts
Wed 18 Jun 2014
at 23:58
Re: Freeport - Stables
"Thank you, Master Alfonz." Jada said with a smile as he looked over the straps and saddle. Petting his horse's neck he looked around to see how his companions were doing. Lalita was doing fine, the Lynessa had things handled, and the other men seemed to be busy picking. However Lucinda seemed to be lost, staring at her horse without a saddle. Remembering the girl's reaction earlier, he considered letting someone else help her. In the end, he decided that offering help was the correct action, even if she was likely to refuse it.

Leaving his horse be for the moment, Jada made his way over the elf. "Do you need help with the saddle?" He asked, fully expecting to be shunned.
Lucinda Eravyn
 player, 124 posts
 Elf
 Alchemist
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 01:17
Re: Freeport - Stables
She shuddered and turned around. H-he was almost as big as the horse! She had to stay calm! She had to stay calm! She gulped loudly. How was she supposed to deal with a guy this big! H-he was nothing like every man she had ever met before! Wh-what was she supposed to do! H-he was saying something about a saddle..did he want hers maybe? She had no idea! She elected to just nod and stand away from the horse. There was nothing she could do about the situation after all. If he wanted to take it he could.
Alfonz
 NPC, 10 posts
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 02:37
Re: Freeport - Stables
    Alfonz watched with poorly suppressed laughter as the large beast-kin attempted to help the young elf girl. He turned towards Jerischo and looked at the Akhal he had chosen. "Ahh yes... that be Comet! He's a beauty, and as fast as he is smart. I think ye chose proper well young man." Alfonz tottered over to the horse and his new master and handed Jerischo a carrot. "Feed em this and he will warm up to ye. Bein so smart, he might take some convincing that ye be a proper master. I happens to know Comet here loves a good tune and ye seem like the kinda feller that might know a dandy ballad or two." Alfonz wobbled back to the side of the stable and sat down in a chair; he stretched out his legs and emitted a loud and ridiculous yawn.

1st day of the 2nd month: 11:30 PM.

Jada
 player, 51 posts
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 02:38
Re: Freeport - Stables
Jada looked concerned as he watched Lucinda quietly panic. I hope she doesn't freeze up in a fight.. Maybe she is just tired; it is late. When she nodded he seemed surprised, pausing a moment before turning to go retrieve a saddle from the pile.

He moved several out of the way before he found one that looked like it would suit the smaller girl and her smaller horse. Returning he let the horse smell his hand and pet its neck a little before placing the saddle on its back. Like he had seen Alfonz do earlier, he secured the saddle's straps before stepping back. "There you go. I think that is right." He said, before seeming to remember something. Looking around once, he called over to the stable master. "Master Alfonz, where can I find the head rope.. things?"

This message was last edited by the player at 02:39, Thu 19 June 2014.

Alfonz
 NPC, 11 posts
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 02:44
Re: Freeport - Stables
    Alfonz pointed to the wall alongside the large entryway, "Bridles are aplenty over there." The wall was completely covered in the leather straps used to control the horse. "I don't use bits in me horses mouths and I would appreciate if ye did the same, they are all trained to use the bit free bridle. It be a simple harness ye slip over their heads."
Lalita Chandra
 player, 53 posts
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 02:46
Re: Freeport - Stables
Overhearing the stables master and Jada, Lalita suddenly perked her head up from Apollo's stare. Bridle? Glub." she repeated questioningly. "What's that? Glub."

This message was last edited by the player at 02:47, Thu 19 June 2014.

Alfonz
 NPC, 12 posts
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 02:55
Re: Freeport - Stables
    Alfonz mustered his remaining strength and teetered over to the wall of bridles. He removed a set of leather straps and wobbled over to the fishy girl. "Everybody watch and pay attention." He snapped his finger and the horse obediently lowered it's head for the short stable master. Alfonz carefully positioned the bridle so it would slide over the horses head and gently tightened the straps in place. "It can only go on one way, so ye will be right glubbered (he spoke the word and winked at the fishy) to screw it up. After it's slid into place ye can take these here leather straps to guide the horse in the direction that ye pull."
Lucinda Eravyn
 player, 127 posts
 Elf
 Alchemist
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 18:03
Re: Freeport - Stables
Lucinda silently stared at the man giving the demonstration. Putting on the saddle actually didn't look that hard! After all, she had copied much more complicated procedures by watching her parents in the past. Watching the stablemaster at work actually, if surprisingly, allowed Lucinda to ignore her fear of the hulking man-beast next to her. She quietly started attaching the saddle, making sure to put the loops through exactly the way he did. She somehow doubted that not doing it exactly the way the instructor did would lead to an explosion like it did with her alchemy, but she was paid just as much attention and care. "Th-there we go Benji...good girl..." She said quietly.
Lalita Chandra
 player, 57 posts
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 19:12
Re: Freeport - Stables
Lalita codn't kelp but giggle at the stables masters attempt at her speech. She gave him a smile and looking back up at Apollo, pet the creature on his neck. She then took a moment to glance over at the rest of her comrades. Gah, she was so excited! She codn't wait to get to know each and everyone of them and who knows? Perhaps they would even become fronds! Though she didn't want to jump the reel there. Still. They seemed nice enough. Leaving the horse's side for just a second, she walks over to the wall where all the bridles are and takes two that look similar to the one Afronz picked up. She then goes over to Jada and Lucinda and giving them a small smiles, hands them the leather straps, glubbing, "Here you go, guppies~ Glub."

This message was last edited by the player at 19:19, Thu 19 June 2014.

Devi McCain
 player, 79 posts
 Human
 Caster
Fri 19 Sep 2014
at 18:56
Re: Freeport - Stables
Devi stood in the back just beside the entrance watching the others choose their horses or have them chosen for them, she noted the choices made and the trouble some of them had saddling their steeds on their own, though they took help readily enough. In the end she spent most of her time watching the fishgirl, Lalita, she had felt the pull since she had entered the stables, it almost felt as if one was dragging away the air as one tried to breathe it.

She had watched intently, ignoring her own choice of horse in the process of her studying. She wasn't sure what it was that Lalita was doing, but she recognized it, the energy was being pulled to Lalita as it was to herself when she practiced. The tension built as she moved about choosing her own animal to ride, it was as she was dealing with the mount that the tension in the air peaked, she was staring in its eyes that Devi felt the release of tension she was all too familiar with. Lalita had spoken softly to the horse and it had acknowledged her, was that it then? Was she a whisperer? Devi's uncle had spoken of them, those that could speak to animals and bring bonds with even the wildest of them with no fear, when she was younger she had dismissed them until her own magic had made its self-known. It was only then that she had considered that those wives tails had possibly been true, and here it seemed was one with them on their journey. There were always animals around, even in the center of a city or cave, so it would prove to be useful down the road, that power of Lalita's.

It was only then that she moved, staff clanking softly as she strode into the back of the stable the light clanking of her staff marking her progress, she disappeared for several moments with silence. She knew enough about horses and riding them to pick one that fit her well enough in personality and size, she stopped finally at a stall and looked at the horse in it, it was tall, sixteen-two with a short, sturdy back and lots of bone with good width and depth of chest to take up her legs, and a long enough thoracic section of back to allow for larger seat size to accommodate her. While others might be put off by the coarse look about him, that didn't bother Devi in the least, sliding a bit of the apple she had eaten part of for dinner she offered it to the horse before rubbed it's neck softly talking to it a moment, it was nonsensical things she said, but it was tone of voice, quiet and caring that mattered most. Satisfied that she and the horse would get along she took him from his stall and back to the front of the stable. She would take only a moment to choose a saddle, one right for her size before setting it down beside the horse, she rubbed the horses neck again as she dropped her pack and produced a blanket that she unrolled and tossed up on the horses back, she would take her time adjusting it so as not to pinch or bunch up anywhere before she would throw his saddle up and onto the horses back with a grunt in her exertion. Cinching bending nearly in half she cinched up the horse before grunting quietly to himself once more and nodding, she once again spoke softly to her horse and rubbed it behind it's ears a moment before moving to get her own bridle, she preferred the bit herself, but if the horses had been trained without it then introducing one now would only cause trouble. She set slide it on her horse, still talking quietly and calmly to the animal, she wrapped the reins around the pommel of the saddle with plenty of looseness in them so as not to cause the horse to start moving one way or another and padded it's neck once more before turning to the stable master, "What's the name?" she asked simply as she lifted her pack to her shoulders to ready herself for travel once more.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:56, Fri 19 Sept 2014.

Alfonz
 NPC, 13 posts
Fri 20 Jun 2014
at 19:55
Re: Freeport - Stables
    Alfonz gazed at the large black shire, "That giant is Obe, short for Obsidian. He's tough as nails, that one." The old stable master waited expectantly by the tall woman his wrinkled hand outstretched. "I figures once yer debt be settled ye will be on yer way?"

This message was last edited by the player at 23:48, Wed 02 July 2014.

Devi McCain
 player, 79 posts
 Human
 Caster
Fri 19 Sep 2014
at 18:56
Re: Freeport - Stables
Devi nodded at the man's name for the horse. She supposed it made sense, and to hear he was a tough one was reassuring. She looked at the old man's hand for a moment before she produced the voucher from a pouch and set it in his out stretched hand, "Yes." she said simply as she turned back and took up the mounts reins from the pommel, she did not know if the others had settled on it, but she did not wish to let those that lived in the city have another night to mull over going, it would only make the journey harder on them, especially the timid little elf girl who seemed to even be wary of her own mount. She strode on, reins kept short leading Obsidian towards the exit of the stable and the city that lay beyond it.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:56, Fri 19 Sept 2014.

Lynessa Crescent
 player, 63 posts
Sat 21 Jun 2014
at 02:50
Re: Freeport - Stables
Once Jasper was saddled and bridled, Lynessa led him from his stall. When she passed by Lucinda, she managed to catch what the elven girl had mumbled under her breath. “Lucinda, your horse is a male,” she corrected softly. “You can tell because he has a pe... er... boy parts...”

She looked around to see if any of her companions looked like they needed immediate help. “I think we've got everything. Thank you for your time, Master Alfonz. I'm sorry again about the lateness of the hour.” She offered the aged man a respectful salute, before leading Jasper toward the stable's exit...
Alfonz
 NPC, 14 posts
Sat 21 Jun 2014
at 02:55
Re: Freeport - Stables
    Alfonz bowed deeply to the tall woman of so few words. "Why thank ye kind miss." The stable master flashed a brilliant smile and his eyes glimmered with pride. "Ye lot are a bloody fine group. Ole Alfonz knows a thing or two bouts the quality of folk, and these days ye be few and far between. Whatever befalls ye on yer journey, remember that the lad or lass riding along side ye be yer only ally." He looked at each of them in turn and gave a nod of agreement, "Yep, ye lot are gonna do jus fine. Unless ye got any further questions me bed is crying out fer me bones."

This message was last edited by the player at 23:48, Wed 02 July 2014.

Lucinda Eravyn
 player, 132 posts
 Elf
 Alchemist
Sat 21 Jun 2014
at 04:05
Re: Freeport - Stables
Lucinda tilted her head in confusion at the girl's words. And then blushed after looking down at the bottom of the horse for a moment. He was...certainly male. Quite certainly. She shook her head to try to get the rather gross image out of her mind. Luckily, the girl had seen enough disgusting concoctions that a mere giant phallus was quite easy to banish from her mind. She then noticed that it was time for the man to go to leave and go to bed. She remembered from her wild expeditions to the alchemical ingredients shop that this meant it was the perfect time to say thank you. She bowed slightly. "Th-thank you very much...s-sir." She said timidly before turning back to her horse.

She then tapped her chin for a moment. She was forgetting something, something quite important she was sure. But what was it? It clearly had nothing to do with most of her traditional potion making, since she wasn't at home. Maybe it was.... "OH!"She said quite loudly. "I-I almost forgot!" She started fishing through her bag for a moment until she pulled out a vial. "I-I have to do this every day...." She muttered half to herself and half to everyone. She put the bottle to her lips and took a tiny sip of it before sighing.
Lalita Chandra
 player, 69 posts
Sat 21 Jun 2014
at 04:11
Re: Freeport - Stables
Lalita bowed her head slightly to the stables master. "Thank you for everywave! Sleep well. Glub." Her attention was then diverted towards the elven girl as she cried to have forgotten something. Her head tilting to the side as Lucinda digged out a small bottle and took a sip from some kind of liquid. "What's that? Glub." she asked curiously. The fish-kin was still holding out the bridles for her two comrades.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:26, Sat 21 June 2014.

Lucinda Eravyn
 player, 133 posts
 Elf
 Alchemist
Sat 21 Jun 2014
at 04:16
Re: Freeport - Stables
"H-huh? This? Well, er, um..." She was trying to figure out the best way to put it. She remembered the stories that she read so many times. In those stories, whenever Escha or Rorona or any of her heroines talked to someone, they had a smile on their face and cheer in their voice. And right now, it seemed like Lucinda was about to be a hero herself! So she supposed she had to do the same. She smiled somewhat widely. "Oh, mother and father made that for me! I have to drink it every day or I'll die!" She said cheerily and excitedly. Well, as cheerily and excitedly as a mousy girl like Lucinda could be anyway.
Lalita Chandra
 player, 70 posts
Sat 21 Jun 2014
at 04:22
Re: Freeport - Stables
In reply to Lucinda Eravyn (msg # 49):

"O-oh...." Lalita replied, her smile suddenly gone. Needless to say, that was not the responce she expected. There was a look of concern in her eyes. Would the elven girl be ok? Whale...as long as she took her liquid she guessed. Still...it was a bit unsettling to see Lucinda smiling so happily over such a scary sentence. She tried to bring back her bright smile, but for some reason the corners of her mouth wouldn't budge. Perhaps she should glub somefin, but what? Thinking aboat what to glub, Lalita hands Jada and Lucinda the bridles. Finally they were out of her fins!

This message was last edited by the player at 04:42, Sat 21 June 2014.

Jada
 player, 55 posts
Sat 21 Jun 2014
at 04:50
Re: Freeport - Stables
As the elf started fussing with the saddle, Jada stood silently to the side. After a while he realized that she was intent on ignoring him. Arms crossed he watched the stable master fit the bridle and was about to fetch one for himself when Lalita came over with two.

Accepting the bridle, Jada gave her a short thanks and a smile before turning to Lucinda. "You're welcome." he said flatly. Not caring for the details of strange smelling liquid she was drinking, he returned to his horse and began fitting the bridle to her.

Once the rest of the horse's gear was in place, Jada let her to the exit of the stables. "Have a good night, Master Alfonz." he said before leading Blanche out into the cold night.
Jerischo Elsinoir Addis
 player, 33 posts
 Will play music for Dosh.
 And Deeds 4 Cheap.
Sun 22 Jun 2014
at 01:58
Re: Freeport - Stables
Comet.  The name didn't quite fit his tastes, but changing a horse's name, especially for one as smart as the Akhal, once it was fully grown and acclimated to the old name was just asking for disaster.  Nor was it fair to the animal.  He liked this horse;  the colors, the grey and the red dappling. . .he pet the horse, and spoke gently.  "Well handsome, I'll get you saddled up, and we'll see about matching the other's pace, okay?  Won't be much a challenge for you, but. . ."

He handed his ticket to the tired old man, and smiled at him.  Everyone else was thanking and apologizing to him, and so the Bard did the same.  "Thank for everything, Master Alfonz.  Your choice was perfect, and I hope you can sleep well for the rest of the night."
Lynessa Crescent
 player, 65 posts
Mon 23 Jun 2014
at 01:43
Re: Freeport - Stables
Lynessa's head snapped back toward Lucinda. Well... that was certainly a loaded statement. And made with so much inappropriate gusto that, given Lucinda's other social miss-steps (like approaching an important figure like the High Priestess with a strange potion), she was beginning to wonder if the elven girl weren't some alchemical construct rather than a real person. ”That's just silly though, isn't it?”

“Lucinda... that sounds pretty serious,” she said. She pictured the vial in her mind's eye. It seemed like an awfully fragile thing standing between Lucinda's life and her death. What if it were broken on the road? It might fall and break, or Lucinda might roll-over on it in her sleep. “Can you make more on your own? Just in case something happens to your vial?”
Lucinda Eravyn
 player, 135 posts
 Elf
 Alchemist
Mon 23 Jun 2014
at 02:59
Re: Freeport - Stables
"H-huh?" She never really saw the situation as inconvenient. After all, her parents had helped her to get over it. "O-oh, um, yes...I-it's not too hard to make...a-and I-I only need a few drops a day." She tried to explain it as best she could, her timidity clashing against her attempts at cheerfulness. "I-It's not so bad! Really! I-I only need to do it for thirty more years! Th-then I don't have to drink it anymore." She said with a little bit of a smile on her face. It was only thirty years...not really that long of a time.
Lalita Chandra
 player, 75 posts
Mon 23 Jun 2014
at 03:06
Re: Freeport - Stables
"Whale...that's good at least...Glub." Lalita glubbed awkwardly. Thirty-years...to the guppy that seemed like a long time, but perhaps the sibject of time was different for elves. After all, they did live much longer than any other species.

She scratched the back of her head before deciding it was probably best she left this discussion as it laid. She gave Lucinda a small smile and placed a fin on the girl's shoulder, saying. "You seem to have it all figured out, so i won't worry. Just be careful, ok?" At the end of her sentence, the fish-kin turned around and returned to her horse. She grabbed a hold of the leather strap and petting the creatures neck, led him towards the gate along with everyone else.

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Lucinda Eravyn
 player, 136 posts
 Elf
 Alchemist
Mon 23 Jun 2014
at 12:14
Re: Freeport - Stables
She nods and silently grabs the horse, following the crowd towards the gate. She really hoped she would be alright as she stowed away the serum.