Near Al Menir.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 352 posts
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 17:05
Re: Near Al Menir
Haveron stops working with the backpack for a moment, and looks up.  Considering recent discussion with Gareth, the topic was more delicate than it would normally be.  Not everyone in the group would care about being laid to rest.  Gareth would probably welcome being raised from the dead.  It wasn't easy to pick his words correctly.

After a couple seconds of thought, he answers the lizard man "I do not know what rites would be appropriate.  If you do, then please carry them out when we are done.  Many, or even most, would want the same consideration. We will assume he might want that."

After another couple seconds, he adds "It's sad that he died alone."
Shroud
 player, 64 posts
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 19:40
Re: Near Al Menir
Shroud seems quite indifferent to pilfering the remains of the deceased and when Berry asks he answers stoically.  ”We don't know next of kin and he wont be using it.  Might as well serve someone else.”
Bechazruhk Burke
 player, 69 posts
 Dirty Hippy
 "Name's Burke"
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 19:46
Re: Near Al Menir
The dirty hippy comes close to look the remains over.  He doesn't have the keen eye to examine for hidden clues but it is a curious situation.  ”What were he doin' here?  He was'a craftsman.”  The words come out more as a question than a statement.  ”Was he the one who hung the signs in the trees?”
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 197 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 21:15
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 664):

I do not know hisss belief, but we can sssshow resssspect, bury his remainssss and ssssay sssome wordsss.
Gareth
 player, 574 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 04:02
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 667):

Gareth watches this with some amusement.

"You do know I could ask him, right?"
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 198 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 04:04
Re: Near Al Menir
He just looks at Gareth and slowly shakes his head "No"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 72 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 02:26
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 669):

"He could ask him what he was doing here, and if word needs be sent to his family, as well as how best to lay him to rest, and ask his permission for his goods."
Var
 NPC, 40 posts
 Goblin servant
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 02:35
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 670):

There is a loud bang and a puff of greasy sulpherous smoke, and Berry's servant stumbles into the clearing, bleeding heavily from his shoulder.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:45, Fri 06 Mar.

Gareth
 player, 575 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 04:03
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Var (msg # 671):

That got Gareths attention. He readies a fireball...

"Where the hell have you been?"
Shroud
 player, 65 posts
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 19:38
Re: Near Al Menir
Faster than it seems a man should be able to an arrow moves with uncanny speed from his quiver into his bow.  Like the hard wire of a crossbow snapping with the release of tension his arm snaps backwards so that his hand is abreast of his face, the bowstring pulled to its limits.

When he realizes that the sudden arrival is friendly he returns the arrow to its container and once again relaxes.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 353 posts
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 20:12
Re: Near Al Menir
Haveron looks over at the new arrival, and watches the scene develop for a moment.  Then, in a measured tone, he asks "Gareth, what is this and what is going on?  I require an explanation."
Berry
 player, 171 posts
 Mage
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 04:04
Re: Near Al Menir
"I think Gareth is just defaulting to a cautious response when faced with something sudden. Var, if you carry one of these weird stones back to sell you can probably make some cash. Also we are engaging in technically not grave robbing now. I assume you approve." Berry tries to diffuse conflict and updates Var on the situation.
Var
 NPC, 41 posts
 Goblin servant
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 13:37
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Gareth (msg # 672):

"I was at my other gig, and I've been through Hell.
Some doofus with Meikka came after me, I left him in the pit behind me,
even though I offered a ride along. Enchanted stones? Ya may not have noticed,
 but willpower isn't my strong suit."

This message was last edited by the player at 21:35, Sat 07 Mar.

Gareth
 player, 576 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 04:27
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Var (msg # 676):

In reply to Var (msg # 676):

"You can wait in line for an explanation, or ask someone who has one!"

He responds in an irritated manner to Haveron, who seemingly ignored his own request for the very same thing.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 354 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 14:55
Re: Near Al Menir
Haveron frowns back at Gareth and speaks more sternly.  "Gareth, who is this, and how does he appear out of no where, knowing who you are, in the middle of our journey?  I fear whatever magic is at play could attract the attention of our target.  Like I said, I would like an explanation of whatever just happened here."
Gareth
 player, 577 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 19:45
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 678):

"Are you FUCKING RETARDED? How the FUCK do I know? How many times do I have to tell you before you get it through your thick friggen head, I DON"T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON! That is why I am creating a fireball!"

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 19:45, Sun 08 Mar.

Haveron Stormwal
 player, 356 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 20:08
Re: Near Al Menir
Haveron is obviously taken aback by Gareth's response, but does not react impulsively.  Instead, he looks at the mage quizzically for a moment, with a confused look on his face.  Then he responds with a measured voice.  Haveron is a man who is accustomed to leading, and someone who has seen this reaction before.

"Gareth, you reacted with some sort of ownership over this...creature.  I assumed he was yours.  Perhaps that was incorrect?

Conjuring up a fireball could be interpreted as a defensive response to the creature's appearance.  Or, you could be defending him from whatever might have injured him.  Both interpretations seem legitimate considering I do not understand how magic works.  I am confused as to the situation.

I ask again, what is going on here?  Berry, you seem friendly with the creature, as you spoke to it that way.  Perhaps you can explain the situation without taking offense?"

Berry
 player, 172 posts
 Mage
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 20:23
Re: Near Al Menir
"Var? He was with us on the caravan trip. He's my friend slash minion. He sometimes wanders off or poofs in. He's reasonably sneaky which can come in handy. Calm down everyone. He's trustworthy. Well, he wouldn't do something that would hurt me. We can all calm down."
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 358 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 22:36
Re: Near Al Menir
Haveron cocks his head to the side, although his voice softens some. "I never really associated the two of you together, although I did see him around.  I assume there is some magical reason why he travels with you?  Maybe if you take a minute to help me understand, I will be less confused when he arrives like this out of no where.  With Gareth reacting so strongly, I was unsure how to take things."
Gareth
 player, 579 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 05:24
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 680):

Seeing the situation resolving itself, Gareth turns his attention back to Berries servant.

"You usually are not so obvious, or damaged. Should we be expecting guests?"
Bechazruhk Burke
 player, 70 posts
 Dirty Hippy
 "Name's Burke"
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 18:47
Re: Near Al Menir
The dirty hippy watches with fascination the dynamic among his new traveling companions and employer. 'Ol Burke what'd ya gone an' get yerself inta? he thinks to himself.



OOC:
Just waiting for the scene to settle into the next scene.

Var
 NPC, 42 posts
 Goblin servant
Wed 11 Mar 2020
at 13:59
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 682):

"I been with Berry da whole time, at least when I don't get called up fir another gig. I think dat one is kinda winding down, tho."
Gareth
 player, 580 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Wed 11 Mar 2020
at 19:23
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Var (msg # 685):

"Well, I did not see who hit you. Is there anyone else coming?"
Var
 NPC, 43 posts
 Goblin servant
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 23:55
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Gareth (msg # 686):


"I was in the...a friend's shop, and there was a raid by a whole crew, and this bozo carrying Meikka, this sword I ain't fond of, an he lit into me, an chased me into the terminal.  He was about to get in a fight wit a goon I wouldn't mess wit, an I told him he'd be better off here wit us. Guess he's getting his ass handed to im now."

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 13:50, Fri 13 Mar.

Gareth
 player, 581 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Fri 13 Mar 2020
at 08:50
Re: Near Al Menir
In reply to Var (msg # 687):

"Oooh, a fight. Is there anything to be gained by joining the fight?"