A5 S2: Comfortably Numb.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 745 posts
 Past Future
Wed 7 Sep 2016
at 11:17
A5 S2: Comfortably Numb
The change of tone in the great hall was subtle as members of the Jade Girdle whispered to each other.
There were more glances towards Kumahl and Lord Seer than before.
Some of the laughter sounded strained and there wasn't as much as before.

Guardsman Turisan of the Blazoned Crescent arrived at the table with a Jade Girdle guardsman shadowing him.

The young man that had been serving wine offered more to everyone.

At the end of the hall where the emblems of the empire and clan were mounted, the senior woman was watching the approach of Courtesan Arusa and any activities at your table.

Huruyan finds where the servants and porters are quartered and the luggage is stacked.
All looks peaceful and quiet with the gentle sound of the falling rain.
Huruyan
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Wed 7 Sep 2016
at 17:03
A5 S2: Comfortably Numb
In reply to GM (msg # 1):

Huruyan goes over to guardsman Nalukkan and starts talking to him about how well they have been treated. He specifically asks about treatment of the injured and how good and plentiful the food. When he is sure that they will not be overheard he tells him that there may be trouble and after Huruyan leaves he should rouse the most senior Blazoned Crescent guard and with him set up a heavy watch schedule. After talking Huruyan heads back to the dining hall, making sure the Jade Girdle guardsman stays with him.
Kumahl
 player, 536 posts
Wed 7 Sep 2016
at 18:55
A5 S2: Comfortably Numb
Kumahl looks to Lord Seer and in his mind shakes his head at the lack of self control. Looking out over the crowd again, Kumahl slowly and calmly speaks in low tones so that only Guardsman Turisan and Lord Seer can hear.

"The minds of the local house members tell me that we are to be given over to Copper Shovel. Whether it be our delivery, our lives, or both I am uncertain."

Having not moved in his previous conversation, he addresses Guardsman Turisan loud enough for a good many if not all in the chamber to hear, "How fair the clansmen? Are we still waiting on the healing services the Lord Seer requested?"
Lord Seer Epengar
Wed 7 Sep 2016
at 23:50
A5 S2: Comfortably Numb
While taking another drink and smiling back at one of the dancers, "Copper Shovel?"
"What makes you think that?"
"All I see are followers of the Green Eyed Lady," he said while nodding in the direction of a woman with unusually large breasts.

Barely able to tear his eyes away from the swaying breasts again.
"Healing services? Oh, that's right you did mention something about those..." as he glanced at Kumahl for a second.
"What was it again?"
Guardsman Turisan
Wed 7 Sep 2016
at 23:51
A5 S2: Comfortably Numb
"Everyone is fed and resting in acceptable quarters."

"What do you need me to do, Sir?"
He asked while visibly struggling to keep his eyes open.

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GM
 GM, 746 posts
 Past Future
Wed 7 Sep 2016
at 23:59
A5 S2: Comfortably Numb
Guardsman Nalukkan struggled to pay attention to Huruyan.
Clearly he was fighting off sleep.
He said that everyone had been brought warm porridge and a herb tea.
After eating and drinking they had all settled in, as they were tired from travel.

The last few people fell asleep while they were talking.

The Jade Girdle guardsman that had accompanied Huruyan was the only person that seemed attentive besides Huruyan.

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Huruyan
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Thu 8 Sep 2016
at 10:43
A5 S2: Comfortably Numb
In reply to GM (msg # 6):

Huruyan grabs Nalukkan, bends him over and forces his fingers into his mouth trying to get him to throw up. He has his back to the Jade Girdle guardsman thus preventing him from seeing exactly what he was doing and asks Nalukkan, "Whats wrong do you feel sick?" Then quietly to him, "I believe you have been drugged, can you understand?"

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Kumahl
 player, 537 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2016
at 13:28
A5 S2: Comfortably Numb
Kumahl raises his voice so as to be well heard over the din of the main room, "So you would drug and poison guests in your own house? You must have fallen far from the graces and ample bossoms of our beloved Dlamelish!"

While he continues stalling to allow Huruyan to return, Kumahl checks his surroundings for a metal bowl and large stone. Maybe he overlooked a gong or a set of chimes coming in.

Standing up on the dais, he pulls his knife from the sheathe. He uses the knife to point at each and every individual, "If I do not receive the antidote for the poison you have given my brethren, I will bleed each and everyone of you. At least your blood will be spilled aiding a worthy cause. Then I will personally hand you over to the Copper Shovel myself."

"True my brethren are tired but they required no aide in sleeping. But your grievances with the Copper Shovel should not have involved us. And now that we are brought into this contract of yours, shall we decide who will be given over to the Ever Hungry Mouth of the Dark?"

Kumahl isn't known for having a temper but he is definitely flaring hot from one now.
GM
 GM, 747 posts
 Past Future
Thu 8 Sep 2016
at 23:53
A5 S2: Comfortably Numb

Senior Courtesan Osure saunters over to Kumahl after a quick question to Courtesan Arusa.

She beckons to a young woman in a spiked green leather harness as she walks.
Senior Courtesan Osure
Fri 9 Sep 2016
at 00:20
A5 S2: Comfortably Numb
"Of course we use drugs and poison, they make things more exciting."
"It seems that the followers of Thumis have trouble holding their wine," she says with a smirk.
"You certainly would be too uptight to dabble in drugs as we do."

"Does sticking things excite you?"
You notice her outfit is a girdle of green leather with many small implements attached.
"I like causing a little pain myself," she adds running her open hand over a small riding crop attached to her side.

Pointing to the new girl in the harness, "Courtesan Ziya is excited by pain."
"Would you like to stick her with your manly knife?" she adds with a wink.
"She would be pleased to have such a very handsome man as you show her attention."

"I don't know why you are concerning yourself with those worm kissers the Copper Shovel when we are so much more fun."
Kumahl
 player, 538 posts
Fri 9 Sep 2016
at 03:58
A5 S2: Comfortably Numb
"It is unnatural for the Copper Shovels to allow anyone to pass by in any form without paying a fee or a toll. Which brings the question of why we were allowed to pass with neither, until we reached this hostel and your minds spoke much."

Pausing with his knife Kumahl states bluntly, "I am not allowed to kill with a blade but that does not stop me from altering those things I apply my blade to. If you wish to play with knives I will skin you alive and anyone else that wishes to participate and leave you to die slowly and agonizing and nothing akin to the Pleasures of Dilamelish. "

"If you believe that I only adhere to Thurmis then you are stupid and blind. I just favor Thurmis above most of the other Gods and Cohorts. I was born in the Rapturous Sin of Dilamelish and I am appreciative even when I don't participate."

"So let us discuss business before you return to the Pleasures of Dilamelish."

With that, he waves to the Courtesans to take seats in front of him.