(Dungeons & Dragons) Group 1.   Posted by Storyteller.Group: 0
Gregory Stone
 player, 374 posts
 I'm not exactly
 myself today.
Sat 19 Sep 2009
at 04:26
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Greg seemed to sense that Curin wasn't as enthusiastic about talking about the cultists.
"Women's intuition?  Wouldn't THAT be weird?  No, it's not intuition, just common sense.  Those cult guys are SERIOUSLY freakish and wrong.

I'm sorry, Curin, I don't mean to speak to you about unpleasant things.  I'd rather if I never had anything to do with those fanatics ever again if I could help it, but........

Reaching out quickly, before she allowed herself to dwell on what a really bad idea it was, Greg touched Curin's arm lightly, to emphasize her next points.

Curin, can I trust you?
Curin
Sat 19 Sep 2009
at 04:41
Re: Scenario - Day Two
"It's not that they're unpleasant just..." Curin began to reply but then Aliana touched his arm.  She was warming up to him, even after he made a jackass of himself the night before.  Pantheons were being thanked in his head at that moment.

"Of course you can trust me, Aliana." he said.  Where was she going with this?
Gregory Stone
 player, 375 posts
 I'm not exactly
 myself today.
Sat 19 Sep 2009
at 05:14
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Taking a deep, steadying breath, and realizing too late the effect such a breath would have on her "larger than you'd expect" elven bosom, Greg spoke quietly to Curin.

It's very possible that the followers of Nymuriel may have kidnapped someone important to us.  We thought we were....on the right track, but it had been an illusion.   Still, it's possible that these.....people, might still have our....um...friend.

Greg was deliberately vague.  She needed to share SOME information in order to get some from him, but didn't want to give TOO much away.   While she hated herself for resorting to the tactic, she was hoping the touch of a "woman you wanted to do" would help keep Curin enlisted as a trusted friend.
God knows that "touch" has wreaked havoc with MY life.  Let's see, because of "being touched on the arm by a woman I wanted to have sex with", I have, so far.....moved a woman's entire apartment's worth of stuff across town, by myself.......driving a woman to her parent's house for the weekend, and was forced to drive back up on Sunday to get her......and, babysit a woman's kids while she's out with ANOTHER guy, probably screwing like rabbits in the backseat of his car.   Yep, it's about DAMNED time that the "touch" did something to HELP me, dammit!

On the other hand, that touch could have....messy reprecussions.   Curin, an admitted warrior, might insist on collecting on  the "implied promise", and lack Greg's infinite patience.

Man, I really hope we get out of here by then.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:00, Sat 19 Sept 2009.

Dan Rycov
 player, 215 posts
 I'm in your reality,
 Screwin' your perception!
Sat 19 Sep 2009
at 10:06
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Cassander Miraz:
Cassander swatted playfully at Dan.  "Says the guy with huge ass tent for a hat." she retorted with a grin.  Of course Cassander hadn't given any thought to Tizona's wardrobe other than it was supposed to be cloth.  He never expected to actually become his character.

"I'm all for getting out of town.  Being this close to the tower from last night makes me nervous.  Not to mention the fact that we stand out." she said, keeping her voice low like Dan had.  "But where are we going to go?  I don't know if you can go door to door to find a wizard but I suppose that we could try.  Maybe we could ask the innkeeper?"


Kenjinn thought about that when suddenly the barkeep took a newcomer into the back. All these people going about secrets made him annoyed. Sure they had their secrets, Dan and his compatriots had a few of their own he'd rather not discuss but it was still kind of jarring. Having all these random adventures going on never usually occured during the game but then again this was hardly the game anymore.

He hummed in thought for a bit before looking over at Ula. They still knew not a lot about the cult and one of the cultists was right here with them. He stuck Kenjinn with a high charisma because it seemed like a useless stat and unorthodox characters were always his forte and he was thanking that fact a lot right now. He tried to strike a pose to appear charming to her eye then spoke, "Ula, you're looking much better this morning, your..." He falters a tad thinking of something other than hair due to the lack of it, "...eyes are especially alluring in the light. Maybe you'd care to tell us a little more the illustrious leader that we are to meet?" He tried to use a smooth voice to squeeze any information out of her. Plus flattery always worked.
Curin
 NPC, 1 post
 Swordsman
Sat 19 Sep 2009
at 20:45
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Aliana's breath had indeed caused the warriors eyes to drop.  He was almost cursing the breastplate that hid that most inviting swell of Aliana's chest.  It took him a moment to raise his eyes back to Aliana's.

"Uh...that's not surprising...really.  People tend to disappear around those guys." he said, trying to get his mind back on business.  Of course that business happened to be Aliana so it was fairly easy.  "If you need help getting your...friend back, I could be persuaded.  I'm sort of between...looking at several offers right now.  Who is missing?  Is it your, husband?  Boyfriend?"
Ula
 NPC, 1 post
 Faithful of Nymuriel
Sat 19 Sep 2009
at 21:12
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Ula looks up from her breakfast, a surprised look on her face.  Kenjinn was talking to her?  Kenjinn was...complimenting her?

"My...my eyes?" she says, sounding as though she's never received a compliment in her life.  "The leader?  You want to know about our leader?  You mean the Voice of Nymuriel?  She's the head of our order and Nymuriel speaks to her directly.  If you're honest about where you've been and what you've been through, she can tell you if there is a place for you in our Paradise.  I don't know of anyone that she's turned away.  She even helps out the Werefolk."

She looks at Kenjinn, unsure about the excitement building within her.  "Do you really want to meet her?  I...I can take you to her."
Gregory Stone
 player, 376 posts
 I'm not exactly
 myself today.
Sat 19 Sep 2009
at 22:12
Re: Scenario - Day Two


Greg blinked at Curin in confusion for a moment.  Boyfriend?  Husband?  Why in the world would he assume that ......   OH!!!!!
Greg looked forward, trying to hide her shock and stomach fluttering realization.
He's.....he's trying to see if Aliana is.........single.
It was one of the oldest tricks in the male arsenal (which wasn't saying much, granted).   Ask about a pretty girl's boyfriend in a roundabout way so when they say "Oh, I haven't got a boyfriend.", you make your move.

Holy CRAP on a CRAP CRACKER!!!!  He's trying to see if I'm SINGLE so he can "ask me out"!!!!!   
It was actually strange to realize that the trick was truly "universal".

Greg felt herself blushing at the concept.  What....what do I do?  If I "straighten him out" and refuse, will he go away, losing us a valuable contact?  But...I can't say YES......can I?

It's a very good friend of ours.   I....I'll need to talk to the others before I can say more.  It's not only my story to tell, I'm afraid.  All I'm sure about is that they were NOT interested in joining "them".
Granted, Greg wasn't positive about that, but the idea of an elven princess joining a freaky human cult was......
um....kinda like Aliana joining the church of Fharlanghn, a primarily human god?   Greg sighed inwardly.  Ok, so maybe she DIDN'T know anything.
Greg hoped is "conversational judo" wouldn't drive Curin away from being helpful, but she wasn't ready to totally reject the guy, in case they needed him.

On the other hand, WOULD it be so bad to "go out" with Curin?  He.....he seemed like a nice guy.    Greg had some experience at being the "nice guy".  It....would be a strange experience to be "the cute girl" that is in a position to reward "nice".
As long as "going out" doesn't mean going straight to "his room"  Greg wasn't sure whether to laugh or shudder.  On the other hand (which is probably too many hands, Greg has sort of lost count), how BAD did Greg want to get the HELL out of here?
She had to face facts:
1.  They were stranded on ANOTHER WORLD.
2.  They'd had their bodies stolen from them.
3.  They had a crazy cult (redundant, yes) of werewolves and wizards who'd "marked them for death".
4.  They were STRANDED ON ANOTHER WORLD.

Perhaps Greg needed to "take one for the team" in order to use every possible resource to get home?

A very depressing thought.  And one that made the elf maiden very queasy.

And a little.......intrigued?
Dan Rycov
 player, 216 posts
 I'm in your reality,
 Screwin' your perception!
Sun 20 Sep 2009
at 15:22
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Kenjinn kept his smile up, this seemed to be working. Ula was even more excitable than Aliana, which seemed fairly impossible. "You've mentioned that before, and forgive my rudeness, you really haven't told too much about your order" He leant back a bit on his chair. "You say this Nymuriel wants to lead people to a promised land, away from false gods and accepts all, including werefolk" He summarised, trying to remember details of what she said last night. He looked back up, staring into her eyes. The eyes not the head. "But you still haven't really answered our question; who are you?" He asked, pointing a slight finger at her.

"Do you have a home or a base? Is that where all of the members go?" He asked, thinking of going for another compliment. "None as good looking as you but y'know, comrades or friends there?"
Ula
 NPC, 2 posts
 Faithful of Nymuriel
Mon 21 Sep 2009
at 01:34
Re: Scenario - Day Two
OOC:  As excitable as Aliana?  Is that possible?  :)

Ula blinked several times at the compliment and cracked a small smile.  Did Kenjinn really find her good looking?

"I'm a Faithful.  That means that I'm on of Nymuriels followers.  I can go into any of the temples and be welcomed." she said enthusiastically.  "It really makes you feel important, that others will lend you aid."

"We have temples all over these lands.  Not in all the kingdoms mind you.  The Orcs hate us because our ideas threaten their horrid way of life and they don't want to better themselves.  I know that we have an important temple in the hills.  I was there, before you guys kidnap...er...helped me."

"I really can't tell you everything but I can take you to meet some people who can answer all your questions."
Curin
 NPC, 2 posts
 Swordsman
Mon 21 Sep 2009
at 01:48
Re: Scenario - Day Two
"...a good friend." Curin repeated.  He had a look on his face that was him trying to figure out what 'Good Friend' meant.  He didn't come to any conclusive answer.

"I'd like to help you, Aliana.  What sort of...reward are you able to offer for my assistance?"  he asked.  Kenjinn was no fool.  If he had a hand in this 'rescue' then there must be some good coin involved.

Of course there were other methods of payment that he'd accept.
Gregory Stone
 player, 377 posts
 I'm not exactly
 myself today.
Mon 21 Sep 2009
at 02:16
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Greg grinned.
Ok, she thought, the "fish" is still nibbling at the "bait".  I just have to make sure that he doesn't try to take a "bite" out of ME!

I'm not sure what I can "authorize".   Again, I'd have to talk to the others.  None of us are "hired", though, but I'm sure you can be compensated.  I'll make sure of it, personally. 

Greg looked away towards the upcoming temple of Fharlanghn, just as the possible double entendre (or PROBABLE, let's face it, Curin WAS a guy, after all) of her words occured to her.   She'd SAID the words in a very conversational way, but somehow she KNOW that Curin would take them for flirting.

aw....crap. 

She kept herself from wincing.   It was just....so easy to flirt.    Even without meaning to.
Dan Rycov
 player, 217 posts
 I'm in your reality,
 Screwin' your perception!
Mon 21 Sep 2009
at 04:02
Re: Scenario - Day Two
So, the orcs don't like them eh? He thought, mulling it over. He was trying to think of something to ask, but nothing really came to mind. What was he trying to find out anyway, it's not like it would matter in the long run. The only thing that seemed to amtter about this cult was the princess they were going to save. He sighed and looked down. Why should they care about someone like that anyway? The main thing important was getting back home, not galivanting off after some make believe woman.

Regardless, he might at least try and see. He once again looked Ula in the eyes, laying on the charm. "You can understand our reluctance to do something like that, it's not a friendly world. But I suppose a friendly world might be even worse. You were used as a decoy for someone we were trying to find, do you have any idea who the person was, or even how you got there? It seems unfair to put such a beautiful soul up for something like that"
Cassander Miraz
 player, 177 posts
Mon 21 Sep 2009
at 04:35
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Cassander watched as Dan poured on the charm with Ula.  He was pretty good at it.  So good in fact that Cassander felt a pang of envy.  Why didn't anyone look at me that way?  The thought might have come from Cassander or Tizona, it was hard to tell at the moment.

She shook her head and pinched the bridge of her nose.  Dan was his friend, they had been gaming together for a while.  Sarah too.  Cassander did not want Dan's charm turned on her at this moment.  Or did she?  It's not like she was unattractive and she was almost as charming as Dan, plus her assets were on display enough with this dress and...

Damn.  Stop that.
Curin
 NPC, 3 posts
 Swordsman
Mon 21 Sep 2009
at 22:27
Re: Scenario - Day Two
The promise of Aliana personally taking care of his compensation seemed to satisfy Curin.  He smiled as he lifted Aliana's arm and slipped it through his.  "I hope that upon the successful completion of my escorting you, you'll put in a good word for me."

He gently pulled Aliana closer to him.  "Like I said earlier.  You had better stay close to me.  The temple might just be across the square but danger could be lurking close by."  Their objective might be in sight but Curin was in no hurry to get there.
Ula
 NPC, 3 posts
 Faithful of Nymuriel
Mon 21 Sep 2009
at 22:31
Re: Scenario - Day Two
"A decoy?" Ula seems confused by the statement at first, but grows a little agitated at the thought.  "No.  No I wasn't.  You're wrong.  Nymuriel loves all of his followers and would never use them as decoys.  You're...you're wrong."
Gregory Stone
 player, 378 posts
 I'm not exactly
 myself today.
Tue 22 Sep 2009
at 03:03
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Greg tensed up (which probably couldn't be felt through her chain shirt) and almost let out a very "un-macho" EEP of surprise when Curin pulled her closer.

Oh CRAP!  what do i do? what do i do?

Having the man's strong arm around her felt weird.....but....nice....at the same time.   Perhaps the stress that Greg had been under made her more desirous of comfort, regardless of the source.   She remembered how good it had felt to hug Tizona.
Still, Curin being a guy, and worse, one from a relatively primative society, it was up to Greg to "put the brakes" on........well, whatever Curin thought he was doing.   Greg was TIRED of fighting and running, and was, she hated to admit it, more of a follower and perhaps naturally submissive to strong personalities, even as a guy.
If SHE didn't do something to slow Curin down...... well, she would, probably by the end of the day, no longer be able to refer to herself, anatomically, as an elven maiden.

She gulped nervously.

Um...Curin?  While I appreciate the protection?
Um....I think that both of us, especially yourself, you know, as a trained warrior, need to have both arms free, just in case trouble comes at us suddenly.


With as much diplomacy as she could manage, she pulled Curin's arm from around her, though she gave his hand a gentle squeeze, as if thanking him for "the extra effort".

Hopefully, though, he wouldn't misconstrue that squeeze on a down payment for "later".
Curin
 NPC, 4 posts
 Swordsman
Tue 22 Sep 2009
at 22:24
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Curin simply smiled at Aliana as she squeezed his arm.  "You're right." he said. "I should think about the job first and 'us' second."  There was something in the way that he said 'us' as though it were a sure thing.  Unspoken promises had been made and would be kept.

He glanced around and then over at the temple.  Apparently to get to the next step with Aliana, she would need to free herself of her immediate obligations.  "Will you need me to watch over you in the temple?"
Gregory Stone
 player, 379 posts
 I'm not exactly
 myself today.
Tue 22 Sep 2009
at 23:00
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Greg did NOT like the smarmy look on Curin's face.
god damn it.  NOW what the hell am I gonna do?

On the other hand, perhaps taking God's name in vain, even if these people didn't believe in him, was probably not a good idea this close to a church.

Later.  I'll deal with it later. 

Greg winced at the realization that "I'll deal with it later" had almost become her 'catchphrase' on this world.

She looked at Curin, trying to look 'professional'.

I'll be alright inside the temple, Curin.  You can rejoin the others now, if you like.  I can find my way back.   Um...thank you for your help.

Not waiting for an answer, Greg walked briskly inside.  Curin and the "promises" that he had inferred fell by the wayside.
The elven priestess needed to talk to her god.  Or anyone who could help her.

The magic.  I need the magic.  To feel Fharlanghn's power again.  To FLY again!
Dan Rycov
 player, 218 posts
 I'm in your reality,
 Screwin' your perception!
Wed 23 Sep 2009
at 04:39
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Ula:
"A decoy?" Ula seems confused by the statement at first, but grows a little agitated at the thought.  "No.  No I wasn't.  You're wrong.  Nymuriel loves all of his followers and would never use them as decoys.  You're...you're wrong."


"Well then what was the last thing you remember before waking up with us?" He asked her. This was sure fire to give them some idea as to what was going on in that strange society.
Ula
 NPC, 4 posts
 Faithful of Nymuriel
Wed 23 Sep 2009
at 17:17
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Ula wanted to protest a little more but Kenjinn was just so calm and handsome that she didn't feel the need to do so anymore.  "I remember...there was a big gathering.  The Voice of Nymuriel was saying how soon we would be able to journey to the land promised to us and that we all had a role to play.  Then she called me up to the dias and...and..."  She frowned, trying to remember what happened next.  "...and I woke up in the woods."
Curin
 NPC, 5 posts
 Swordsman
Wed 23 Sep 2009
at 17:24
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Curin gave Aliana a small bow of his head.  "I'll wait for you out here, my lady.  I simply could not return to the others knowing that I left you alone.  Please call me if you need anything."

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Gregory Stone
 player, 380 posts
 I'm not exactly
 myself today.
Thu 24 Sep 2009
at 00:44
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Greg's distraction was all that kept her from sighing and rolling her large exotic eyes at the man's smarmy behavior.
Also, it's TOTALLY something "Greg" would have done in a similar situation.

She walked in, fearful and excited, to the temple.

===========>  To Fharlanghn temple.
Dan Rycov
 player, 219 posts
 I'm in your reality,
 Screwin' your perception!
Thu 24 Sep 2009
at 03:30
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Kenjinn's eyes narrowed. "You can't remember? That does seem a bit suspect" He commented at her story. Either she was lying or just in denial, either way she would be starting to doubt her leaders somewhat now. That could come in handy later.
Ula
 NPC, 5 posts
 Faithful of Nymuriel
Thu 24 Sep 2009
at 17:01
Re: Scenario - Day Two
"...no..." Ula replies, sounding a little automatic.  Her pretty face is contorted in a frown as she tries to remember what happened after the Voice called her up.  "Nymuriel loves all who come to him.  He wouldn't...hurt me.  I've been nothing but faithful to him.  It must have...been...the wine.  We had some ceremonial wine before the assembly.  Yes, maybe I had too much of the wine."
Dan Rycov
 player, 220 posts
 I'm in your reality,
 Screwin' your perception!
Fri 25 Sep 2009
at 00:46
Re: Scenario - Day Two
Dan has a dubious face. There's denial... and then there's THIS He thought. He tapped on the table a bit thinking what to do next. He might as well try and get her to realise that she'd been tricked and misled. "Cerimonial wine? When you say 'we' were you the only one who had some?"