In the service of the Omo.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Narrator
 GM, 5121 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 2 May 2018
at 18:22
In the service of the Omo
Several of you head toward the heavily bakemono neghborhood of Redlight, where this purported noodle shop is rumored to be...
Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 722 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Wed 2 May 2018
at 22:49
In the service of the Omo
"Let us have no conflict between us.  Ales, Tanaka-san is only a man; if he serves Akira Kumo No, he will soon be revealed by his actions, and we will kill him.  If he is a friend to our Omo, that, too, will be revealed.

"And Tanaka-san, Ales has fought beside me, been wounded in the Omo's service, and though he is Shevnian, that does not make him less.  He harbors reasonable suspicion that a stranger appears in Sakemoko-sama's house just after our recent conflicts with Akira Kumo No and his followers, though perhaps he should not, since it seems those who have served longer than we know you from your previous visit.

"Let us all dine together in peace; there will be plenty of trouble to go around when Akira Kumo No regroups and retaliates, and likely little enough time to relax before he does.

"Now, I wonder if the menu here is written in Shevnian, so the bakemono can read it, or in Aralaise for the other Gaijin of Northport?"

Ales Konstantin
 player, 649 posts
 Spellsword
Wed 2 May 2018
at 23:54
In the service of the Omo
"I apologize, Tanaka. I did not mean to insult you by my actions. I just wanted to keep everyone safe. You happened to show up at a suspiciously opportune time for Sakemoko's enemies, that's all."

He then bowed deeply as a sign of contrition.

"If you wish me to leave, I would understand."
Chye Isuel
 player, 1162 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 3 May 2018
at 00:01
In the service of the Omo
Chye makes funny "oni faces" as the exchange reached it's peak, to diffuse the social tensions brewing in the group.
20:02, Today: Chye Isuel rolled 6 using 3d6 ((3,2,1)). performance - 12+2
which turn out to be pretty funny....
"Bwahahahaaaaa!"

This message was last edited by the player at 01:04, Thu 03 May 2018.

Tanaka Kojimaru
 player, 16 posts
Thu 3 May 2018
at 02:10
In the service of the Omo
Tanaka nods to Ales and extends a hand as means of accepting the apology, shaking ale's hand if he returns the gesture.
"I apologize too, Ales, and you do not have to go anywhere, you have just as much right to be here as anyone else. I understand your suspicion, honestly, I do. I was just hoping that you seeing old acquaintances of mine in the court welcome me back so willingly would be sign enough. I truly hope we can put this behind us and form some type of friendship, if you would allow it."
He laughs at Chye's face and orders a round of sake for the table, attempting to ease the tension a bit more with some drinks.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1163 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 3 May 2018
at 02:19
In the service of the Omo
"Yatta! Domo,
Aikuchi!"

*Hooray! Thanks, Chum!*

This message was last edited by the player at 09:03, Thu 03 May 2018.

Iskander
 player, 1444 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 Valdassyan Adventurer.
Thu 3 May 2018
at 02:29
In the service of the Omo
Iskander couldn't help laughing either. That Chye was a card.
"Salut,el meu amic!"
Ales Konstantin
 player, 650 posts
 Spellsword
Thu 3 May 2018
at 02:42
In the service of the Omo
Ales shakes Tanaka's hand in return. "To be honest, I am still a bit hungry . With the way everyone is talking up the place, I was extremely eager to try out the cuisine."

He accepted the sake, and raised the cup. "To friendship. Salud."

Ales motioned for a waiter and asked to see a menu. "Is there anything you would recommend?", he asked to no one in particular.
Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 723 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Thu 3 May 2018
at 09:10
In the service of the Omo
Chou-Zhen drinks his sake and looks around.  "In this neighborhood, they almost have to serve some sort of beer, do they not?"
Chye Isuel
 player, 1164 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 3 May 2018
at 09:15
In the service of the Omo
"Maybe they have happōshu, or flavored ale."
Chye downed his sake.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1165 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 5 May 2018
at 07:20
In the service of the Omo
03:14, Today: Chye Isuel rolled 8 using 3d6.  singing - 16.
03:13, Today: Chye Isuel rolled 13 using 3d6.  Lute - 15.

Setting down his sake bowl, Chye unslung his lute, tuned it, began a melody, and began to sing: "Pure wine costs, for the golden cup, ten thousand coppers a flagon,
And a jade plate of dainty food calls for a million coins!
I fling aside my chop-sticks and cup, I cannot eat nor drink....
I pull out my sword, I peer four ways in vain!
I would cross the Yellow River, but ice chokes the ferry;
I would climb the Taihang Mountains, but the sky is blind with snow....
I would sit and poise a fishing-pole, lazy by a brook --
But I suddenly dream of riding a boat, sailing for the sun....
Journeying is hard,
Journeying is hard!
There are many turnings --
Which am I to follow?....
I will mount a long wind some day and break the heavy waves
And set my cloudy sail straight and bridge the deep, deep sea...."

This message was last edited by the player at 07:45, Sat 05 May 2018.

Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 724 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Sat 5 May 2018
at 14:00
In the service of the Omo
Chou-Zhen waves down a waiter, quizzes him over the available ales, and orders something without fruit, plus a bowl of the house special noodles.

"Nicely done, Chye!  Almost makes one wish to take ship."
Chye Isuel
 player, 1166 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 5 May 2018
at 14:34
In the service of the Omo
As the last verse of his song ends, Chye pauses a moment to allow the ending melody to linger, before speaking: "Thank you, Chou-Zhen Mou-San. Chye call it, "The Hard Road"."
Chye orders a bowl of mandu-guk, and a couple char siu bao, (dumpling soup in bone broth, with vegetables and an egg, and barbecue pork buns) and a quart-pot of rice wine. [meal: $6-8, wine pot: $2, priced at $8 per gallon]
Iskander
 player, 1445 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 Valdassyan Adventurer.
Sat 5 May 2018
at 15:36
In the service of the Omo
"That was pretty good, Senyor Chye. Encore! Do you know any more?"
Iskander orders a bowl of the house yakka mein.
angry cook
 NPC, 6 posts
 noodle shop chef
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:50
In the service of the Omo
In reply to Chou-Zhen Mou (msg # 12):

The restaurant, troubled by construction immediately next door, is not a large sit down affair like the Silver Jade Palace, but rather a small storefront ramen shop which has window counter. A few sahudese gleefully slurp from earthenware bowls with fragrant broth, noodles, miso, porkbelly and boiled eggs. An odd pair of bakemono are doing likewise, a muscular woman wearing yellow and black spiked leathers, her shoulders wrapped with a large iron chain, and her partner, an attractive looking fellow in an embroidered tunic with a lute slung over his back.
 The cook looks over at your demands with some irriation.
"We have one ale here, pairs with pork broth. You want special flavor, go somewhere else.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1167 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 5 May 2018
at 20:32
In the service of the Omo
16:27, Today: Chye Isuel rolled 6 using 3d6 ((2,3,1)). Diplomacy - 13
"Forgive us please, Sir. We're not accustomed to your menu, first time here. Chye glad to see success spreading beyond our neighborhood!" Chye busted a wide gold-fanged grin.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1168 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 5 May 2018
at 22:10
In the service of the Omo
18:03, Today: Chye Isuel rolled 18 using 3d6 ((6,6,6)). carousing - 15 xD!!
Chye spotted the pair of orcs, he'd seen them before the last time he was on their turf.
Chye had the intention of greetings, and sharing a drink, but as he approached he was unaware he would badly recieved, indeed....
Tanaka Kojimaru
 player, 17 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 22:52
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Iskander
 player, 1446 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 Valdassyan Adventurer.
Sun 6 May 2018
at 02:24
In the service of the Omo
22:20, Today: Iskander rolled 8 using 3d6 ((3,2,3)). Responsive: IQ -3, acts as empathy. 10 or less
Iskander had been looking on, and tried to intervene, before it was too late.
"Chye,remember, we're not in Little Sahud..Be careful whom you approach."

This message was last edited by the player at 02:28, Sun 06 May 2018.

Rochecko
 NPC, 5 posts
 orc bard
Sun 6 May 2018
at 20:11
In the service of the Omo
In reply to Iskander (msg # 19):

The orc with the lute seems to recognize Chye and nods to him while slurping his soup. The woman beside him looks at him questioningly, and he points with his lips at Chye and says something quietly to her in Aralaise, to which she shrugs.