Dragons and Dungeons.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Narrator
 player, 1027 posts
 For narrating
 and convenience
Sun 27 Nov 2016
at 05:32
Dragons and Dungeons
It was another day, another dungeon. The adventuring group had made it past the kobolds and even their priest (Who was admittedly quite annoying). But what they found in the room beyond was a little unexpected: A half-dragon lady stuck inside a prison cell, if lavished with her own personal pile of treasure and meat.

Mishann looks at the adventurers and says, "Oh wow... I uh... Please help me?"
Joe
 player, 457 posts
Sun 27 Nov 2016
at 05:40
Dragons and Dungeons
  Pfft, how could Joe's wildly inconsistent levels of paranoia trust a-Oh wow, they said please.

  "Okay, sure." He checks if the key that would clearly have been on the loot tables applies to the cage, because demonstrating you know thievery skill is only MOSTLY trustworthy on a Ranger.  "I'm Joe, and this is *Insert Chris Alt Name Here*."
Mittens
 GM, 2064 posts
Sun 27 Nov 2016
at 05:52
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As tempting as it may be to play a "must kill all dragon ladies" character for the drama, Chris does not have any of those.

Mits grins and gives a thumbs-up.  "Sure thing!  Why you in that cage?"
Mishann
 Player, 1 post
 Happy Half-Dragon
 Fight AND Flight!
Sun 27 Nov 2016
at 05:59
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Mishann says, "My name is Mishann... I'm in here because the kobolds worship dragons, so... they captured me to forcefully worship me."

The key is found. The lock is unlocked. The half-dragon wags her immense tail in anticipation as Joe unlocks the door to the cell. But despite how eager she is, she manages to contain herself and exits slowly and carefully, so as not to alarm her heroes.
Joe
 player, 458 posts
Sun 27 Nov 2016
at 06:02
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  Clearly it would have been a highly jealous Dragon Lady, in such a case of drama characters.

  "I wish I knew why I was still somehow surprised at how stupid something like that is." Maybe if they had done a better job at it, gotten her a sweet Shaok Khan mask, etc.
Mittens
 GM, 2065 posts
Sun 27 Nov 2016
at 06:06
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Mittens face-faults at the revelation.  She's all tail-waggy as well, but is also able to contain her excitement.

"Well you'll not need to worry about them anymore.  They've all been defeated."
Mishann
 Player, 2 posts
 Happy Half-Dragon
 Fight AND Flight!
Sun 27 Nov 2016
at 06:09
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Once she is out of the cell, Mishann jogs in place, fists to chin and shoulders shrugged. "Ohhhh I could just hug you two! Thank you! Say; How come you two didn't freak out over me being a half-dragon? I mean, I'm glad you didn't, but have you met good half-dragons before or something?"
Joe
 player, 459 posts
Sun 27 Nov 2016
at 06:13
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  "My standards are not very consistent. Also, you'd be looking more secretly smug if you were faking it." WIS secondary helps there.

  "If it would make you feel better, yeah hugs work." So, do most half dragons have faces more on the adorable scale despite having enough muscles to bench press him?
Mittens
 GM, 2066 posts
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 06:19
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Mits smirks.  "Why aren't you freaking out about me being a were-cat?  But yeah.  I may have teamed up with the occasional draconic adventurer in my past.  Hugging is just fine."

Mittens now has a draconian hand puppet that complains, "Her wings are so much more impressive than mine."
Mishann
 Player, 3 posts
 Happy Half-Dragon
 Fight AND Flight!
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 06:23
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Mishann hugs! To both Joe and Mittens! The girl is clearly happy. "Uh... werecat? I thought you were just a catfolk or something. Though don't lycans usually foam at the mouth and rabidly attack anything that moves?"

Mishann looks at Joe. "....kiiinda hard to be smug after being jailed by kobolds."
Joe
 player, 460 posts
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 06:31
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  Well it's true Mittens.  But they thumbs up to the camera wherever they are anyways, while kicking a goblin off a rooftop.

  "That depends entirely on the quality of Kobold, but clearly these were of the low quality so yeah I see your point."
Mittens
 GM, 2067 posts
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 07:13
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Poof!  The hand puppet vanishes.

"Mittens is in fact a catfolk.  Doesn't stop people from freaking out from time to time.  Seems wildly arbitrary when they shrug off my appearance, though.  Except maybe that I'm usually less attention-grabbing when I hang out with other monster race types."
Mishann
 Player, 4 posts
 Happy Half-Dragon
 Fight AND Flight!
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 07:18
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Mishann ohs and says, "Nice magic, by the way. I wish I could learn magic. But at least I can fly and breathe fire! I like you two. So... wanna be friends?"

She heads over to the east side of the prison room and unveils a wheelbarrow and wheels it over to the others.
Joe
 player, 461 posts
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 07:23
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  "Well, I'm sure you'll manage." oh, right. Treasure.  Funny how Joe's pesky common decency flaring up made him forget about that.

  "Friends sounds good, though I've got to warn you that you're probably going to be a better friend than I am."
Mittens
 GM, 2068 posts
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 07:29
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Mittens chuckles.  "If 'can fly and breathe fire' makes for a better friend, then yes.  But 'shoots the monsters trying to kill me' works well enough for me.  So I'll be happy to have both of you for friends!"

Loot get!
Mishann
 Player, 5 posts
 Happy Half-Dragon
 Fight AND Flight!
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 07:45
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After the wheelbarrow is loaded up, Mishann heads out with Mittens and Joe while merrily humming a tune and swishing her sizeable tail. She seems a happy enough half-dragon.

Upon exiting the cavern, the trio is met with a contingent of guards from town. They all look shocked and slightly scared upon seeing the trio.
Joe
 player, 462 posts
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 07:48
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  "Hello, the Kobolds are dead. Nice of you to show up though, it's more than a lot of towns would bother to do at all."
Mittens
 GM, 2069 posts
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 07:55
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"This here is Mishan.  She was the kobold's prisoner till we rescued her.  And now she's our friend!  Would you like to see a full puppet show of the adventure?"

Poof!  Kobold puppet appears and shrieks, "Where arrow come from?!"
Mishann
 Player, 6 posts
 Happy Half-Dragon
 Fight AND Flight!
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 08:01
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The guards kneel. "Your highness! We had no idea you were here, of all places! Please come with us, the King and Queen are worried..."

Mishann says, "Heh... you don't have to kneel... and of course, I'll come. I was headed home anyhow..."

She glances at Joe and Mittens with a nervous grin. "Eheh... soooo... gratz? You'll be getting to see the palace soon."
Joe
 player, 463 posts
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 08:08
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  Well, that went better than expected.  "Hopefully it's your favorite parts of the palace we get to see."...Well, unless her favorite is prison cells with OTHER people in them?

  He looks over to Mittens. "I thought rescuing princesses would be harder."
Mittens
 GM, 2070 posts
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 08:12
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Mittens can't help but laugh from the unexpected plot twist.  In Bizzarro Russia, dragon IS kidnapped princess!

"Awesome!  Always up for checking out neat-o places!"

She nods to Joe. "I know, right?!"
Mishann
 Player, 7 posts
 Happy Half-Dragon
 Fight AND Flight!
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 19:36
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Mishann rubs behind her head, looking embarrassed. "That's... because princesses usually have lots of guards protecting them. I kinda wandered off."

The guards nod. "Please be more careful in the future, your highness."
Joe
 player, 464 posts
Mon 28 Nov 2016
at 21:51
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  Polite guards, polite dragon princess, Joe is expecting something horrible (or at least annoying) to happen just on principle.

  "Well, Mishann seems to be in good hands considering you showed up all of five minutes after we did. Pretty sure you could have handled it."

  Well, unless they were minion guards.
Mittens
 GM, 2071 posts
Tue 29 Nov 2016
at 03:26
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Mits grins and thumbs-ups at the guard.  "That was meant as a compliment."

Far to often she's seen people take a compliment as an insult.  Hence the clarification.

"I think maybe your guards should be issued wings or boots of flying or something."

Doesn't cross her mind that these guys are so incompetent that a regular wingless princess could give them the slip.
Mishann
 Player, 8 posts
 Happy Half-Dragon
 Fight AND Flight!
Tue 29 Nov 2016
at 06:45
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Mishann takes the bunch to the palace, which is quite opulent, of course. The king and queen are normal-looking humans who go to hug her and welcome her home. The guards explain what they saw and the king and queen offer they all have dinner together after Joe, Mitts and Mishann have a chance to clean up.
Joe
 player, 465 posts
Tue 29 Nov 2016
at 06:52
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  Yes, even though he avoided getting any kobold blood on himself Joe can accept that 'adventurer classic' is hardly considered dining apparel.  Well, maybe if it had been Viking royalty.

  Still, royalty willing to hug their daughter in public means Joe's optimism rises from it's slumber.  "Thank you for the warm welcome."
Mittens
 GM, 2072 posts
Tue 29 Nov 2016
at 07:02
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Mits is all smiles and tail-wags.  "Sounds great!  I'll be happy to tell you our part of the story over dinner.  With magical visual aids!"

Ghost sound is a thing too.  But Mits generally prefers to handle the sound effects the old fashioned non-magical way.  Mostly due to impatience with getting the story out.  Speaking of magic, she's already sparkly clean.