The Dragon King (main)   Posted by Dragondog.Group: 0
Dragondog
 GM, 1408 posts
Thu 9 May 2019
at 08:22
The Dragon King (main)
"Of course, of course," Rufus said, gave them a table, and sent a barmaid to get their orders. A petite female in her early 20s with long, luxurious, raven black hair.
Olven Wolf
 player, 713 posts
 Former mercencary
 Now Baron Wolf
Fri 10 May 2019
at 01:02
The Dragon King (main)
Olven takes a seat and lounges back, casually watching the rest of the room. ”We’re wasting our time,” he grumbles. ”We should be heading out to the palace, or at least look for it, instead of lollygagging in taverns. At least the view is good.” He continues to watch the dancer with interest.

When the lass with the lovely tresses comes to take their order, Olven requests a glass of wine.
Dragondog
 GM, 1409 posts
Sat 18 May 2019
at 09:33
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You get what you ordered and soon the dancer comes to a break in her routine. The crowd applauded and some of them threw coins up on the stage, which the troop quickly picked up. When they had cleared the area, Rufus steps up.

"It is now our honor to witness a unique performance of the Foreign Virtuoso," Rufus said. Looking straight at D'aden and applauding, joined by applauds from the crowd.
D'aden Tor VIII
 player, 446 posts
 Average wandering
 troubador, maybe.
Sat 18 May 2019
at 18:21
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D'aden smiles, and steps to the stage area. As he begins to pluck a familiar tune from his instrument, he says, "I think it's great that we can enjoy the world's diversity without condemnation."
Then he begins to sing:
[Language unknown:  Stieveles os poivdibebe sefor pl wa tausle yin
Mapl ble poiv dinivewit el earil, Pa tecale ncathiwina
Ta hoear tin a ma ncenceour lo ou terprepre i onulel roen,
Wasectant, yinanytra, arivni, icaaintra avewasthiereshe
Ne lato unil p erein ivecomint teugh oneestlin st ma assate ri al hohi,
I p pa unhoie ross iniepa ri, ted sincsi iononetha oveallast
K ica undwhewhe thlicapr evsttr, paos mateiv outfi ofwhil si encintrea
Mopro orestrtho ofchbe el naeniv miha manametinted, ionticeau herieeinhi!
Bleratcon ekwhpl hapeac wi fitio dilisi ectlinher atenc wit
Estren oulwitill urlisa ev estnotent ekivolnt statinder
Sistro oul llchus ndnot utilpr elac est
Meesad whofplri ovesanthe his pecarolo
Hohist, dayromich, linwaseen, conthiion reandeallverres.
]


Although it wasn't maginificent, it WAS a fairly competent performance.
OOC: 13:26, Today: D'aden Tor VIII rolled 8,12,15,13 using 3d6,3d6,3d6,3d6.  Musical Composition 12, Mandolin 12, Singing 15, Performance 13.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:31, Sat 18 May.

Dragondog
 GM, 1410 posts
Tue 21 May 2019
at 07:47
The Dragon King (main)
D'aden performed for about an hour and a half or so. The guests obviously liked his performance, which they indicated with cheers and applauds. And at the end of his performance, with coins thrown up on the platform. Without knowing how much the coins were worth, it was difficult to determine how much he had made, but it seemed to be more than a competent performance would normally have made him. And Rufus had promised dinner, breakfast, and lodgings for the group on top of that.
Roisin uth Bannatar
 player, 118 posts
Tue 18 Jun 2019
at 02:53
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Roisin grimaced as D'aden rejoined them at the table. "I mean....honestly, I think I might have done a little better. By your standards that was...perfectly mediocre."
D'aden Tor VIII
 player, 447 posts
 Average wandering
 troubador, maybe.
Tue 18 Jun 2019
at 05:08
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D'aden squints at Roisin, "now that's just not true. I think I would have known if either of my parents had any ogre blood, and especially if they had a medium amount."
"Still, we have some coins, now. Where should we look, next.?"

This message was last edited by the player at 05:09, Tue 18 June.

Roisin uth Bannatar
 player, 119 posts
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 02:35
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Roisin raised an eyebrow "Why, I think it might be perfectly obvious to all where you're looking." she said as Ochre shifted on her shoulder to look at the dancer. She sniggered "Yes, I agree"
Alvin
 NPC, 20 posts
 Elven Healer
Thu 4 Jul 2019
at 15:55
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"Unless Tiichi knows," Alvin started. "I would agree that the dancer would likely be our best option to find out where we need to go."
D'aden Tor VIII
 player, 450 posts
 Average wandering
 troubador, maybe.
Thu 4 Jul 2019
at 16:26
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D'aden nods, somewhat thoughtfully. "Then I suppose the first issue will be to discover some way to communicate with her. To be honest, I hope it involves speaking. I've been considering it and I'm quite certain my legs aren't attached to the rest of me in a way that would permit moving in that fashion."
"I know they say dancing is a language all its own, but I'm definitely not fluent."

Roisin uth Bannatar
 player, 120 posts
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 05:25
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Roisin rolled her eyes. "I find it rather droll that for you being an entertainer and one that needs to communicate to have your message be passed on, you have a poor understanding of modern languages." She looked towards the dancer. "I'm pretty sure the application of currency might resolve any issues you may have in translation"
D'aden Tor VIII
 player, 451 posts
 Average wandering
 troubador, maybe.
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 06:13
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With a half smile, D'aden merely says, "[Language unknown:  previrnte andwit'uretic hiseul any tras vorevethi sa lefi houconove lar]."
"Besides, we've no idea what languages are known by those we wish to communicate with. That just makes it a bit more... touchy, and takes a bit more effort."
"Some of us don't have the even features and alluring smile that persuades others to efforts at understanding us; we have to work at it from the other side of the coin. But I would be terribly surprised to hear that you know what that's like."

Olven Wolf
 player, 714 posts
 Former mercencary
 Now Baron Wolf
Thu 25 Jul 2019
at 08:08
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Olven snorts in derision and stands up. ”I’ll be honest, I’d be more than happy to stay in this tavern and watch each and every performance that lovely dancer puts on, but we need to get a move on.” He smoothes down his shirt and adjusts his ruffles. ”Allow me.”

Walking over to the dancer, Olven bows with his hand at his heart and says, ”Madam, your dancing was simply divine. Would you do my friends and me the honor of your presence at our table?”

16:07, Today: Secret Roll: Olven Wolf rolled 7 using 3d6.  Savior-faire nobility + all Wolf’s +/- modifiers.
Dragondog
 GM, 1416 posts
Thu 25 Jul 2019
at 15:58
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Roisin translated for Olven and the dancer joined the heroes at their table.

"Thank you," she said to Olven's praise. She then praised D'aden in return.
Olven Wolf
 player, 715 posts
 Former mercencary
 Now Baron Wolf
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 18:51
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As Olven Wolf takes a seat at the table, he grins at the praise the dancer gives to D’aden. ”D’aden, looks like your art is appreciated here. Music is a universal language, apparently.

Turning to the dancer, Wolf says, “My friends and I are travelers, and we’ve heard of the ruins of a palace of dragon monarchs. Are you familiar with it? We’d like to visit it.”
Dragondog
 GM, 1420 posts
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 06:30
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"It's about 20 miles away," she said and pointed. "In that direction. There are a number of monster groups in the mountains and there is movement and conflict among them right now."
D'aden Tor VIII
 player, 452 posts
 Average wandering
 troubador, maybe.
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 08:30
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D'aden looks thoughtful, and asks, "in what way are these groups monstrous? Would they be an edible form of monster?"
Olven Wolf
 player, 717 posts
 Former mercencary
 Now Baron Wolf
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 11:11
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Olven Wolf cocks an eyebrow. ”Conflict, eh? We might be able to use that to our advantage.” Olven’s nascent strategic mind goes into gear.

He grunts at D’aden’a question. ”What, like lions and tigers and bears? Somehow I doubt it.” To the dancer, he asks, ”Which groups do you know of? Do you know approximately how many of each there are?” Perhaps they could pit one group against another, make allies, bring some order to the strife.
Dragondog
 GM, 1422 posts
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 19:17
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"Oh my," the dancer exclaimed. "Nothing simple like that." She looked at Tiichi out of the corner of her eye. "There are ogres, minotaurs, bear folk," looking at Tiichi again out of the corner of her eye, "lizard folk, Teremere, wights, corpse-eaters, and a few trolls." She shivered. When I think about them, I hear lofty pines on Misty Mountain."
D'aden Tor VIII
 player, 453 posts
 Average wandering
 troubador, maybe.
Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 04:18
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Nodding, D'aden remarks, "I have always wondered about minotaurs. Would the tongue be considered beef, or not?"
Olven Wolf
 player, 719 posts
 Former mercencary
 Now Baron Wolf
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 19:16
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Grunting, Olven twitches his mouth in mirth. The thought of chowing down on a minotaur’s tongue both revulses and intrigues him. He imagines the taste to be akin to rotten beef jerky. ”I don’t know about that, D’aden, but they’d gladly toss you in their stewpot if they could get their hands on you. But small chance of that happening. They’d have to overcome our weapons and spells, and that would take more than a few minotaurs and trolls.”

Turning to the dancer, Wolf asks, ”It sounds like you know quite a bit about this area. Would you be interested in joining our group when we travel to the palace? You’d be eligible for a full share in whatever treasure we discover, or you could ask for a flat fee to cover your risk. My friends and I are formidable adventurers, and we have great experience in dealing with all manner of threats, both natural and supernatural.”

Frowning, he considers the matter of currency. They have money, but their gold is of little value here. ”And do you know where we can convert our money to the local currency? Our coins are apparently not accepted here.”

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:32, Tue 20 Aug.

Dragondog
 GM, 1424 posts
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 19:42
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"I am a dancer," she said. "Not an adventurer. If I am with you out there, come the night my dreams are shattered by a string nameless fears. But I do know where you can find a Clerk of Stizzas for your money trouble."
Olven Wolf
 player, 720 posts
 Former mercencary
 Now Baron Wolf
Tue 20 Aug 2019
at 22:48
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Ah, the Stizzas again. A pity the dancer wouldn’t be accompanying them on their journey, but traveling with Olven could prove highly dangerous to whomever accompanied him. Wolf nods his head. ”Yes, the Stizzas are exactly who we need to talk to. I’m sorry to hear you won’t be joining us. I’m sure we won’t get lost out in the wilderness, but just in case, where could we go to get precise directions to the royal dragons’ palace?”
Dragondog
 GM, 1425 posts
Wed 21 Aug 2019
at 15:31
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"The Adventurer's Guild," Tiichi said. They will know how to get there and they will fight for a portion of the treasure too."

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:20, Wed 21 Aug.

Olven Wolf
 player, 721 posts
 Former mercencary
 Now Baron Wolf
Wed 21 Aug 2019
at 19:46
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”The Adventurers’ Guild? Perfect.” Olven smiles. Everything seems to going swimmingly. ”You’ve been very kind.”

OOC: Okay, let’s hit up the Stizzas and then the Adventurers’ Guild tomorrow. For tonight, can we barricade a door to keep Olven from injuring anyone while we sleep?”