On the long walk down. (Flashback)   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Dungeon Master
 GM, 102 posts
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 08:00
On the long walk down. (Flashback)
The party had a good half-hour hike to get down from the city to the beginning of the mine. As you descended, some of you introduced yourselves to each other and shared a little of your story.

We can keep dungeouneering while this goes on, but feel free to use this space for any conversation you might have had on the walk down to share your name/capabilities/motivations.
Abaxtar Quartermotte
 player, 32 posts
 Got a problem?
 I've got a musket.
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 15:48
Re: On the long walk down. (Flashback)
Abaxtar walked into the gloomy depths in silence, glancing at the party members around him.  What a strange lot, he thought.  Finally, the gnome approached the only other non-dwarf in the party, the young human.  "So what brings you into the depths?  Volunteered, did you?"  The gnome looks expectantly at the human, then grins.  "Myself, I thought I owed the dwarves for all they've shown me."  Abaxtar pats his musket fondly.  "I've studied with the Black Powder Consortium.  Learned all about making guns and black powder.  Thought I should give a little back."
Charlotte 'Char' VolkStrom
 player, 40 posts
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 16:28
Re: On the long walk down. (Flashback)
Charlotte looked down to see the gnome, she was barely taller than the dwarves so she didn't have to do so for them,

"I'm Ambassador VolkStrom's daughter," she explained, "I love this place, I don't want to lose it."
Esko Vladikov
 player, 30 posts
 Rogue
 HP: 10/10
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 19:25
Re: On the long walk down. (Flashback)
Esko walked with a steady pace, his well-stocked backpack clanging with each step. "Some would say it was lost when the mine dried up, but my family has been here for generations and I'll be damned if we lose it to these invaders. Those people down there need help."
Khaz
 player, 35 posts
 My kin can move mountains
 The Axe of Moradin
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 21:44
Re: On the long walk down. (Flashback)
In reply to Charlotte 'Char' VolkStrom (msg # 3):

"I have seen you before, Miss VolkStrom, but we have never been introduced, although our parents have.  I am Khaz Morad, Prince Under the Mountain.  It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance."  Armored in his masterwork half-plate, and holding a masterwork greataxe in one of his gauntlets, the dwarf made an imposing appearance.
Klack Copperwise
 player, 86 posts
 Wizard
 HP 7/7
Thu 5 Feb 2015
at 02:53
Re: On the long walk down. (Flashback)
"It is good to be in such good company. I am Klack Copperwise, of Deepdelve. My family has been living here for generations, although recently we have started to pursue what some would say an unusual trade for dwarves. My daddy opened up the first in Deepdelve kennel for fine working hounds. We raise dogs for mining, hauling, and construction. We have recently decided to branch out into guard and combat dogs. Yoyo and Hoho here are a prime example of what we hope to achieve. In way this mission will not only help save our beloved city, but will also give me an opportunity to show the value of such animals. If we are successful and victorious, my house is looking to sign a pretty lucrative contract and I am sure the private sales will not be bad either." Klack appear to be quite happy in contemplating the possible future, but then his face takes a darker tone as he considers what has happened to his city.
Charlotte 'Char' VolkStrom
 player, 41 posts
Thu 5 Feb 2015
at 11:14
Re: On the long walk down. (Flashback)
In reply to Khaz (msg # 5):

Char curtsied, "It is an honor to meet you."

She herself had not met any of the royal family, now that had changed.
Abaxtar Quartermotte
 player, 33 posts
 Got a problem?
 I've got a musket.
Thu 5 Feb 2015
at 18:42
Re: On the long walk down. (Flashback)
Abaxtar fell silent as the others introduced themselves.  An ambassador's daughter?  The prince!  How had he managed this?  The gnome couldn't decide if it was good or bad the kinds of people with whom he was rubbing shoulders, so he'd just have to go with it.

He made an awkward half-bow to Khaz.  "Pleased to meet you, your, uh...highness?  Is that the correct term of address?  I'm sorry, I've met a lot of dwarves, but none of them your station."  Falling back a bit, he smiled at Khaz.  "Raising dogs, eh?  It's a little unusual to see a dwarf trying new things.  Bravo to you for that!"