Rice Run.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Ales Konstantin
 player, 759 posts
 Spellsword
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 03:57
Rice Run
Ales ears perked up when the leader of the band suggested he take a look at their supplies. He had come across their type before.... take from the rich, give to the poor, while they make a tidy profit on the side.  He was weary of Mon. Hood's motives.

"As we are not working with your enemies, us there a reason you must disturb our xatfolk friends, Mon. Hood? The catfolk are skittish of strangers and it will take forever to calm them back down, just so you can quell your curiousity."
Chye Isuel
 player, 1504 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 05:22
Rice Run
"Let the man satisfy his curiosity that we are  whom we say we are. Chye see no harm in that..
And forgive us Monsieur, for not opening with that offer. You see, we hadn't known if you were friend or foe yet, either. For all we knew, you were marauders come to rob us in the night."
Chye reasoned.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:57, Fri 14 June 2019.

Tanaka Kojimaru
 player, 140 posts
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 05:31
Rice Run
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 191):

ooc I'm wondering if the goods in the wagon are yours? If not let the owners decide if they want to have him view their wares.
Iskander
 player, 1646 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 Valdassyan Adventurer.
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 05:41
Rice Run
"Look, you may, but take nothing from us, Senyor. Or we shall have to defend ourselves, as we are honor bound to succeed in our mission, and safely deliver our trade goods to the villagers. This is where whether you turn now this instant, into a friend... or foe."
Iskander stood up. (intolerance of tyranny and brigandage! -5) yes that's really an intolerance he has!

This message was last edited by the player at 09:35, Fri 14 June 2019.

Chye Isuel
 player, 1505 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 05:42
Rice Run
In reply to Tanaka Kojimaru (msg # 192):
OOC you're not a diplomat in real life, are ye?

This message was last edited by the player at 07:00, Fri 14 June 2019.

Tanaka Kojimaru
 player, 141 posts
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 06:10
Rice Run
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 194):

Ooc sssssss.... make a sign of warding....
Chye Isuel
 player, 1506 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 07:00
Rice Run
OOC I sure wish sleeping beauty, would wake up! xD
Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 888 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 08:58
Rice Run
Chou-Zhen's queue begins to twitch, followed by other small movements, which spread into full body flexes and stretches before he sits up and looks around the camp.

"Who are these strangers?"
Iskander
 player, 1647 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 Valdassyan Adventurer.
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 09:20
Rice Run
Iskander keeps his eyes on Monsieur Hood, as he answers Chou-Zhen."Bona.., You've awakened..These are Sir James, the Baronet of Veroigne's men. After he left, his brother-in-law who had his own men, pushed out these loyal men, and now it seems they stage raids against anyone helping or doing business with this tyranical Baron Péquenaud. I assure you we offer, and can produce more aid, then the trouble you'll get trying to rob us. Listen to your men who seem to be agreeable, and be wise. Don't let greed get the better of you, if you really want what is best for Veroinge. I have an idea, If you'll hear me out, Senyor, but we'll need to first trust eachother, and then work together."
Iskander said to the leader of the band of would-be-bandits.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:55, Fri 14 June 2019.

Chye Isuel
 player, 1507 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 10:09
Rice Run
"He clearly wants to weigh the profit-to-risk, of attacking us. Chye say it not worth it, either. One does not simply walk into our camp, and rob us.." Chye stands up now too, the situation getting tense, as this leader has forgotten his manners when they were being so hospitable-like.
OOC couldn't resist slipping in borimir's "one does not simply" bit, in reference to monsieur hood's character.https://media.giphy.com/media/smW5FBep69d3q/giphy.gif  xD

This message was last edited by the player at 10:29, Fri 14 June 2019.

Miko
 NPC, 24 posts
 Catfolk
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 21:49
Rice Run
In reply to Iskander (msg # 198):

"Our generous lord Sakemoko made precautions with us in case of this eventuality. Come, let me show you our sacks of dried squid and rolls of nori seaweed. If you wish, there is a quantity of dried fish stock as powder, and some fermented fish and bean sauce.  If these items are not to your liking, I have been designated to donate a a small coffer and its contents to you, but you need to tell me which of these things you want."

This message was last edited by the player at 22:46, Fri 14 June 2019.

Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 889 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 22:45
Rice Run
"I wonder, Monsieur Hood, how current is your news from Northport?  Does it speak of a raid on the house of Sakemoko-sama by forces loyal to one Akira Aku No?"
Monsieur Hood
 NPC, 6 posts
 Leader of a band
 Of bandits
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 22:47
Rice Run
In reply to Chou-Zhen Mou (msg # 201):

"I have never heard of your Sakemoko before this day. Some of you have heard of my liege, so who is more important becomes clear."
Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 890 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 22:56
Rice Run
"Perhaps.  Or perhaps it is a matter of who better gathers information.  Have you then also not heard of me, Chou-Zhen Mou, the slayer of dragon men?"

Without a further word, Chou-Zhen gestures with his left hand, and his lightning whip appears in its grip.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:57, Fri 14 June 2019.

Iskander
 player, 1648 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 Valdassyan Adventurer.
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 23:02
Rice Run
"Sakemoko was guildmaster of the adventurer's guild in Northport, prior to our current. Are you welcome in the village? You should come there with us, and when we settle our affairs, perhaps we can help you. This region is of key importance to our lord for the rice grown here. If this land be under a tyrant, sooner or later business is going to not only sour, but it's unacceptable. I think restoring control of the region would be beneficial to our lord, and the baronet and Sakemoko would make strong allies, after this baron is deposed."
Iskander explained.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:40, Sun 16 June 2019.

Chye Isuel
 player, 1510 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sun 16 Jun 2019
at 04:36
Rice Run
"Is this bad baron, lord over the rice worker's village? If he is, then they too share in the people's plight."
Chye holds his polearm, evaluating the potential melee to come.
Monsieur Hood
 NPC, 7 posts
 Leader of a band
 Of bandits
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 22:39
Rice Run
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 205):

"Your lord appears to be thoughtful in all matters, andpossess a certain degree of foresight.
The swamp dwellers, plagued as they are by strix and other insects of preposterous size are at the northernmost corner of Veroigne, and are neglected in all ways by the baron, much like the southern portion of the barony. When his men collect taxes there they mostly knock over the villagers huts and indulge themselves, but rarely stay, as those folk are poorer than most.
Unfortunately, the Baroness Lorraine, beloved of the people, somehow married this oaf, and for her sake, we wish no ill befall him.
That is not how we feel about his agents.
Hercule the old baron kept decent folk. Find them where they are scattered.
Ware the wolves, but trouble not the noble stag. I will have that coffer,now and we shall be on our way."

Chye Isuel
 player, 1514 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 06:42
Rice Run
Chye frowns, but nods his approval.
"We give you the coffer, then."
Iskander
 player, 1649 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 Valdassyan Adventurer.
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 06:44
Rice Run
"Would you like us to bring the baronet a message, upon our return to the city?" Iskander asked the leader.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 06:44, Sat 22 June 2019.

Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 891 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 11:04
Rice Run
"Our concern is with the people you call 'swamp dwellers,', those Sahudese folk who grow the rice that feeds their cousins in Northport.  I do not foresee interfering in greater Veroigne.

"Still, we would be glad to find some of Hercule's retainers who might assist in protecting and succoring the rice growers."


Chou-Zhen lets the lightning whip fade.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1515 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 01:38
Rice Run
"How we recognize these scattered cells?"
Chye inquired.
Monsieur Hood
 NPC, 8 posts
 Leader of a band
 Of bandits
Tue 25 Jun 2019
at 20:33
Rice Run
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 207):

Hood passes the coffer off to another of his men.
"Tell him he is sorely missed, and his people need him here.  You will find loyalists with this symbol, the green field, the black chevron, the red dots. Some may wear it openly, others may have a ring or a hidden piece of cloth.  We do what we can to keep the baron's men off them, but the swamp folk have their own issues"
Iskander
 player, 1650 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 Valdassyan Adventurer.
Wed 26 Jun 2019
at 03:45
Rice Run
"Thank you for bringing the situation to light. You are most honorable, Senyor. May Veroigne return to better times, and rulership. Farewell."
Chye Isuel
 player, 1517 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Wed 26 Jun 2019
at 03:51
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"Yes, now we know there's bad men. Let Chye catch these men take advantage of our women...Heads will roll, and the paddies will run red!"
Chye clangs his gauntlet to his chest piece, with steel in his tone.
Merry men of Veroigne
 NPC, 4 posts
 Bowmen and swordsmen
 In the woods
Wed 26 Jun 2019
at 14:18
Rice Run
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 213):

The bowmen fade quickly out of sight.