The Glowing Plaza.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 16 posts
Mon 12 May 2014
at 04:41
The Glowing Plaza
The Glowing Plaza is Todmorden's main attraction. As one can guess from its name, many magical flames light up the area with all sorts of colors, displaying many of the fine shops and Inns that only Todmorden can provide.
Liandra Baobab
 player, 20 posts
Mon 19 May 2014
at 04:02
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Scurrying along the edge of the Glowing Plaza, a small Root Pixie no bigger than 6 inches tall, dressed in a rat skin for a cloak ran from store to store. Looking for anything of interest. In a single agile leap Liandra jumped to the edge of a windowsill, removing her rat skull hood to peer inside unobstructed. She spat on the glass and wiped it clean with her forearm. Her pure black orbs for eyes scanned the interior of the building. "Nuthin'" She pushed away from the glass and ran along the windowsill. Climbing the edge of window wither her sharp claw like nails. If anyone took a quick glance they would have thought it was just another rat. Liandra climbed as high as she could, perching herself on the the building's hanging sign. She moved as far out as the wooden beam, and sat on the edge.

Quietly Liandra watched the glowing balls of flames. As one drifted close Liandra moved out of its way. She didn't know if the fire was only an illusion, but better not temp it. Curiosity and the cat thing, or whatever saying the 'biggums' liked to use.

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Evarri Verleden
 player, 22 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Mon 19 May 2014
at 23:59
Re: The Glowing Plaza
[From: Nydelisien Army Courtyard]

Lights of cerulean, emerald and ambers gently bobbed through the plaza like a thousand ships upon a stormy sea. The variety of colours and sizes were just overwhelming, it was an attraction which Evarri would seemingly never become tired of. Every so often a light veered by and the auburn haired girl couldn’t resist but follow its path beside her, it made for slow progression but personally she didn’t mind. The lights alongside the smell of spice and baked goods would definitely make you more likely to put a copper upon each shops doorstep; figuratively speaking, of course.

Spending coin however didn’t appear to be on Evarri’s agenda this afternoon, instead she took to sitting at one of the stone benches would held itself against the bakery’s side. The pungent smell wept through the cracks and crevices in the walls only to fill her nostrils with the aroma of freshly baked bread. It had wet her appetite and her tongue, though she still sought to not spend a dime this evening instead she just watched the lights pass by ignoring the chatter and chants of propaganda from each store owner.
GM
 GM, 84 posts
 My word is law.
 But I'm a cool guy :3
Tue 20 May 2014
at 01:13
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The Plaza was as beautiful as always, glowing with colorful lights and bustling with the sounds of laughter and idle chatter. However, one thing stood out, a series of large tents had been set up in a large open part of the plaza, they seemed very....mundane. Not a usual sight here where colors literally flew around in the air. A small crowd had gathered near the front of the largest tent, curious as to what they were there for. Then a tall man in a rich purple cloak stepped out from the crowd and in front of the tent. He pressed a hand to the side of his smiling mouth, and as he spoke his voice echoed through the area.

"Greetings proud citizens of Nydelisien! What a fine day it is, no?"

The crowd got a bit bigger as the man spoke.

"Now. I'm sure you're wondering, 'By golly, what in the heck are all these tents?' Or as you nobles say, 'My word, this is a nuisance.' Well, I'm here to tell you what they're for. Get ready!"

Suddenly colorful confetti flew through rained from the air and bright colorful lights filled the area.

"For Bambono's Carnivaaaaaal is heeeerreee~"

The lights subsided revealing a large cast of circus entertainers, animals, food stands, and other wondrous sights. The cloaked man pulled his cloak off revealing himself to be dressed as a clown with bright colorful balls of light attached to his extravagant collar, his face painted black and white, and he was now holding a staff with a smiling mask at the top.

"Come one, come all, and see what wonders of the world lie outside the Devil's Gullet in one of our many attractions!"

The crowd was giddy with excitement and many immediately went off to one of the stands or tents as the entertainers began to go back to their work places or around the plaza.
Liandra Baobab
 player, 38 posts
Tue 20 May 2014
at 01:18
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Watching the floating flames drift about the plaza could only hold the little pixie's attention for so long. Growing bored of the sights the plaza had to offer, Liandra looked down at the people passing by. To see if the bigums were any more entertaining. Spotting a young couple who was almost sickeningly romantic and cuddly passing by, Liandra took the moment to try a lighthearted prank. She readjusted the rat skull hood back over her head, making sure that the eyesockets line up with her own. She took a couple steps back and waited for the couple to pass underneath her.

Once they were right under Liandra, she jumped off the sign and landed squarely on the woman's shoulder. Baring her sharp fang like teeth, and standing as tall as she could, Liandra hissed at the woman. Terrified at the sudden appearance of what looked like a rat, the woman shrieked and fell to the floor, pulling the guy she was with down with her. Liandra jumped off the woman's shoulder just before she fell and bolted back to the corners of the plaza. She was so quick some others nearby didn't even know what had happened.

Liandra blew a raspberry at the confused couple and chuckled to herself. 'Bigums are so stupid.' She thought to herself. Scurrying around the plaza once again. The crowd of people and animals suddenly caught her attention. The man yelling was dressed funny, and Liandra couldn't help be drawn to it. The alluring smell of the various carnival foods made the little pixie scurry towards the large tents. She had lived in a forest for most of her life, and because of that she only ate fruits, nuts and sometimes meat from small critters. It was only recently she had started eating bigum food; baked goods, sweet rolls, candied apples. She would usually have to sneak inside a bakery to get that kind of food. But here everything was on a cart. Meaning everything was up for grabs by the little pixie. Smiling mischievously, Liandra kept to the stalls away from all the feet and people moving about. "what should I get first!"

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Evarri Verleden
 player, 35 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 20 May 2014
at 01:56
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The epicentre of the crowd’s engrossment had soon taken Evarri’s own attention as she put both hands against the stone seat beneath her and pushed herself to both feet. Walking with a slow gait she noticed a couple sprawled across the floor. The woman was red-faced and sending balled fists with no real strength into the males shoulder. He, instead saying trivial things as to try and calm her down both of them appearing as if they had both been scared to the next plane and back again. Odd pair. Ignoring them she evaporated into the back of the crowds, mingling to hear the call of a carnival and the sudden uproar of the crowd. The random screamer beside her called out in jovial glee running off to the nearest stand, though not before sending Evarri’s ears a ring.

Taking a moment to recuperate she approached one of the random stalls, it was labelled a ‘coconut shy’ and funnily enough she spotted a kid throw a chalk white ball - which could just about fit in his small hand - into one of the coconuts only to have it bounce off without the haired brown ball toppling. The stall goer laughed heartedly, throwing his own ball at the coconut with ease only to have it crack against it and send them both to the floor with a merry ‘thud’. The child threw his arms up in a state of chagrin before turning and storming off. Approaching where the boy left she could now see the display more clearly. You stood at a desk, barred from these 'coconuts' three meters back stood 6.. no 7 wooden poles each perfectly upright. Upon each bisque coloured pole stood this little coconut where you would throw the ball to try and knock it off. The stall goer shouting 'Knock three down with five balls and you get a prize!'.

Evarri took no heed to the display making a beeline to avoid the noisy scene and flashing lights, it just felt claustrophobic to her with someone bumping shoulders with her every so often. The consistent noise, everyone moving around at the same time meant the auburn haired girl had been spinning in circles hardly keeping track of it all. Neither at this point, did she want too.

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Liandra Baobab
 player, 42 posts
Tue 20 May 2014
at 02:49
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The food at all the stalls smelled so divine to Liandra, some of the games even featured food. One strange game was that the people playing had to eat a whole pie without using their arms. Liandra wandered between the stalls and up and down the carnival. She had to make sure she wasn't in the way of anyone, being stepped on would turn her good mood very sour very quickly. Which was very hard, now that she was in the thick of it. She could barely see pass anyone, and the plaza looked unrecognizable from her very short point of view. So many sights and sounds pulled on the poor pixie's small attention span, she could barely make up her mind on where to go. Liandra needed a higher vantage point. She made sure no one spotted her as she ran around to the back of a stall. Using her strong legs, Liandra jumped up as high as she could and latched onto the wooden beam supporting a tarp. Liandra climbed up the post and onto the tarp.

Now that she could look down at the bigums and all their stalls, Liandra tried to spot which one looked the most interesting. A little grumble from her stomach decided for her. "Right, let's get some food" Peering over the side of the tarp, Liandra spotted a stall selling apple fritters. With a running start, Liandra jumped across the carnival grounds to the other stall.

Liandra hit the platter of apple fritters with a loud smack, her reflexes fast enough to land on her feet. The noise made everyone's head turn. 'Oops' was the first thing that ran through her mind. She was aiming for the stall's tarp but missed, her fingers just grazed the cloth. Liandra grabbed the largest fritter she could find, smiled innocently at the owner of the stall and ran. Holding the pastry the size of her body, Liandra jumped off the stall and bee lined it straight into the crowd.
Manny
 player, 8 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 20 May 2014
at 03:58
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Echoes of the showman's voice carried beyond the vibrant square, spilling into the surrounding streets and lane ways, and tugging at the ears of passersby with an almost magnetic appeal. Though the self same words fell upon the little goblin's fan-like appendages in similar fashion he was at that particular instant more preoccupied with another part of his anatomy. Hastening his step along the narrow alley he rounded a corner and arrived promptly at a door.

Although the door itself was rather nondescript and unassuming the scent that wafted through it was to Manny's mind divine. It belonged to a public house that had been known to serve a well behaved goblin on occasion so long as he came around the back. Reaching into the recesses of his cloak Manny produced a small stack of coins and a chipped earthenware mug, setting the lot down in plain sight on the step. Then he knocked tentatively and withdrew slightly down the lane. A minute or so later a young girl opened the door and poked out her head, blonde locks like a crown of gold swaying gently in the faint breeze. Taking note of the strange offering she peered down at the most unusual caller expectantly.

"Er... sorry to disturb, Miss. Only I was wanting a mug of beer and a loaf of bread if'n it weren't too much trouble." He gestured towards the coin on the stoop in a rather hesitant manner. "I has more..."

For a long moment Manny feared that his entreaty might be scorned but with a faint smile and to his abiding relief the child knelt down and collected his fee. Disappearing into the the kitchen she emerged shortly thereafter with a stale bun, and a generous pour.

"Sorry mister, but I ain't allowed to give you any of the fresh stuff," she exclaimed bashfully.

"That's alright, Miss. Looks like a king's feast to me, that does." He sounded equal parts sincere and grateful.

The little goblin took a cautious step towards the young lady who at her tender age still towered over his full two feet and ten inches. Taking the proffered meal he hastily bit into the loaf and chased it down with a swig from the cup.

"Name's Manny, Miss," he exclaimed between mouthfuls. "We haven't proper met, only I appreciate how you're always willing to take my coin."

"Dora," the child replied by way of introduction, sweeping into a modest curtsy.

"That's a lovely name, Miss. Very pretty-like, like one of them yellow wild flowers wot grows on the edge of town."

The child giggled, but a voice from inside beckoned her to return to her work. She turned back to the little goblin with a flustered smile. "I have to go. Nice to meet you."

"Nice to meet you too, Miss Dora," Manny replied with a farewell wave towards the closing door. He stood there in silence for a moment longer, blinking in apparent surprise.

"Well would you fancy that..."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 41 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 20 May 2014
at 09:41
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Piercing the mirth filled air was a loud clatter of dish and plate, immediately turning Evarri’s attention to one of the bakery stands. She had even spotted a small pastry which put no merit to the saying of ‘it couldn’t have just grown legs and walked away’. This pastry was very much moving and you could only guess what was under it before it was lost in the sea of knees, feet and whatever else was below the waist.

The roars and gleeful laughter however was getting to Evarri. The lights whizzed by at an unfathomable pace, not at all alike the peaceful bobbing beforehand. Finally the world around her had overwhelmed her, she felt almost compelled to buy something as she gently slipped a hand into the sturdy pouch which was fixated at her waist taking a few tarnished coins, worth a pitiable amount. Her situation gave her enough to get by though, and so she shouldn’t complain. Approaching the recently ransacked apple fritter stall she noticed the baker had managed to keep his cool, red-faced and a little flustered. “’Ye want one lass?” Evarri’s teeth wore away at her bottom lip before she placed the correct amount of copper into the baker’s outstretched clammy hand. With that same greasy hand he plopped the fruit fritter into a bag and handed it to his customer.

Opening the bag – still at the stall Evarri noted the state of the fritter, it apparently one of selection which had made its way to the floor considering it was half squished and you could practically see the footprint she looked up to the shoddy entrepreneur. “These are crushed.” She stated matter of factly, holding the bagged contents out to him. “Lass, what’re you talkin’ about? You must’ve held ‘em too tight for when I put ‘em in there they were some of the best damned lookin’ fritters I’d ever laid eyes upon.” Narrowing her eyes at him, she kept her hand outstretched over his stall, standing her ground. “My coin is fair; I see no reason for you to cheat me unless you’re trying to rid yourself of those faulty-looking fritters which were knocked to the ground. Yes, I saw that.” The stall owner folded his arms over his chest shaking his head in denial. “I ‘ave no idea what you’re talkin’ ‘bout lass, now be on ‘ye way I’ve got customers waitin’.” Taking his right arm from his chest he made for a flourish to the next stall ahead, ushering the girl aside. “No.” The word rung with blatant defiance and she looked to the bag in her outstretched hand then the baker. Soon enough someone from behind Evarri in the now small forming crowd called out. “I saw some goods fall I did, she could very well be being given one of those.” Again, the baker appeared flustered before he took the bag and took one of the display fritters putting it fresh in Evarri’s hand. Take it then, more trouble than it’s worth you is.” He spat with no effort to hide his bitterness. Evarri bowed her head toward him, a light-hearted smile on her lips. “Thank-you, next time don’t try offing those goods so early.” The reply was greeted with a scowl before Evarri left the baker and his wares to his next unsuspecting victims.

Taking her well-earned apple fritter she drifted through the crowds trying to escape the scenery of the carnival if only to eat in quiet peace.
Manny
 player, 9 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 20 May 2014
at 15:29
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Turning away from the tavern in response to the incessant grumbling of his stomach the little goblin all but plunged headlong into the woolen skirts of an auburn haired woman, a splash of beer surging over the rim of his mug to drench his cuff and spatter on the woman's boots. For a brief moment he looked almost despairing at the loss but hurriedly collected himself before he could further offend.

He turned an apologetic grin upward. Beneath the hood of his cowl was a dark green visage with the mottled complexion of a lichen covered stone, and he possessed entirely too many gleaming, dagger fine teeth to be entirely reassuring.

"Beggin' yer pardon, Miss, only I didn't see you there," he said sheepishly.

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Evarri Verleden
 player, 42 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 20 May 2014
at 17:16
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Picking at her prize from the carnival she was all but absent minded as something had pushed at her below the knee, immediately she halted in the middle of her next stride the soft sound of droplets pattering upon her boots oddly deafening. Turning her peripheral vision downward to the cobbled street below, she had expected an animal, a stray dog perhaps but instead she met a scarcely covered goblin clutching a tankard in one hand and a loaf of bread in the other. At the sight of the oddly proportioned goblin her eyes widened, not in disdain but a queer form of curiosity which befit a child in youth. “I..” She stuttered, unsure of how to phrase herself. “No worries, I was too, absent minded.” Her words were soft but undeniably sounded dubious, almost as if she were sceptical about what was to come.

Pushing aside hesitancy she immediately lowered herself, bending at the knees to lower herself to a more suitable height for conversation a few feint clicks of bones accompanying the movement. “Apologies.” The softness had left her voice, as if a sudden moment of clarity had caught her in it's breath. “I suppose you would want compensation, for your spilt drink?” The inquiry was matched by her raising a brow, it was often what people asked for when Evarri bumped into them or even vice versa. “I don’t have much, would a piece of this suffice?” At the notion she tore a chunk of her fritter off, holding it toward the goblin. You could see she had already taken a few nibbles at it, but she was offering about a quarter of the whole pastry to the goblin. She however continued to appear perplexed, as if she were unable to tell how the goblin would react.
Manny
 player, 11 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 20 May 2014
at 17:51
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Eyes like golden saucers fixed themselves upon the proffered pastry with a hunger that was almost palpable. Transferring his bun from one clawed hand to the other he reached out a grubby palm for the prize but something caused him to hesitate at the last moment. His look of contrite surprise had taken on a quality of thoughtful scrutiny uncharacteristic from a member of his brood as he stared back across at his would be benefactor.

"Honest, Miss? Cor, I hasn't et a sweet so fine in... in... well I can't rightly 'fink when."

In his personal experience to be shown kindness not once, but twice in such a short span almost beggared belief. Surely the proper karmic realignment of the universe was forthcoming, but at least he'd greet it with a full stomach.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 46 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 20 May 2014
at 18:32
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The auburn haired girl nudged her food holding hand toward the goblin as his outstretched, however when his hesitance came forth she merely smiled as warmly as she could – which wasn’t so much a smile which could stop somebody in his tracks, but it was an honest one. “Honest. Wouldn’t it be seen as rude if I didn’t?” In actual fact the first time she had stammered her situation through one akin to this she ended up face first in the dirt if purely because she kept scrutinising the proposal to ‘hand over goods for her ignorance of basic civility.’ Odd one, that was.

She had since learned to deal with the situation though, if a bit crudely. Yet it had worked since and Evarri saw no reason to berate how she dealt with the situation, though she was sure another would merrily quarrel at how she sought a peaceful end to minor mistakes. Her thought tangent over she held once more nudged the quarter of pastry toward the goblin holding it in loose hands. "I feel a bit daft holding it like this, it's not poisoned. Well I'd hope it wasn't otherwise we would both be in the outhouse come dawn." As if to prove a point using her other pastry wielding hand she took a bite the soft crunch emitting as teeth met the sweet, again she gestured with a bob of the head toward the torn piece in her other hand.
Liandra Baobab
 player, 48 posts
Tue 20 May 2014
at 18:52
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Bursting out of the carnival crowd was a single apple fritter. The pastry zigzagged around the plaza, trying to find a suitable place to be eaten in piece. Luckily the bigums at the stall decided not to chase after the little thief. She did only take one after all, what was the harm. Liandra's black eyes spotted a small alleyway next to a tavern. She licked her lips, sneaking in to get a drink to wash the food down sounded tempting. Someone as small as her rarely drank, alcohol was very susceptible to smaller bodies. Last time was back in her baobab tree with all her root pixie friends.

Running around the tavern into the back, Liandra stopped when she spotted two others in the alley. Liandra scurried closer, making sure her rat skull hood was firmly atop her head. She sat nearby and watched, taking a large bite out of her own pastry. It was fruity, and the sugar sent a small shiver down her spine. She let out a small 'mmmm' of glee, hopefully it wasn't loud enough to attract the two others.
Manny
 player, 13 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 20 May 2014
at 19:08
Re: The Glowing Plaza
For the little goblin twice offered was seemingly enough. Careful not to push his luck any further he snatched up the offering and bit into the flaky crust with healthy aplomb. The look on his face was one of sheer bliss.

"Oh, poisoned," he scoffed through a mouth full of crumbs. "I've been poisoned lots, Miss. Never you fret. It all comes out in the wash."

An odd bulge formed in the hollow beneath the goblin's collar and swiftly proceeded down the meager length of its arm before birthing a diminutive whiskered nose from beneath the cuff. This was followed by the remainder of a tiny, brown furred rat which perched delicately on the goblin's wrist and sniffed at the confectionery.

"Never you worry, Merv my luv, there's more than enough to go around. Say 'fanks to the pretty lady."

"Excuse his manners, Miss. He 'finks he's all fancy-like, only I doesn't have the 'eart to tell him 'es as common as lice," he added in a conspiratorial whisper to Evarri.

Whether the rodent took notice of the exchange or not it happily tore off a crust from the pastry and held tightly to it between tiny paws.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 47 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 20 May 2014
at 19:53
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Observing the hasty snatch and the hearty feast of the goblin she gingerly nibbled onto the sugary sweet. Unsure of its taste, but it was a divine one in the end one worth the bartering surely. Feeling no need to halt Manny’s own words she continued to take chunks from each side of her apple fritter seemingly at random intervals. Once the bulge had formed and guided itself down the goblin’s sleeve again Evarri couldn’t help but bluntly stare at the furred little rat smiling at its endeavour to hold the pastry as ‘fancy-like’ as it possibly could. “No, no. He’s fine how he is; he’s just trying to get by as we all are.” Personally, Evarri thought truer woulds could never be said. We were all trying to survive after all, no matter our shape or figure that was the instinct which drove them all.

A whisper of jovial laughter whipped through the alleyway, probably carried from the carnival which wasn’t so far away Evarri’s head veering upward momentarily at the breezes notion. The swirling wind soon dissipated, filtering into another alley and at its final note the girl’s eyes dropped to the goblin. “You don’t look like other goblins.” She stated curtly. Quickly realising her mistake she shook her head from side to side smiling sheepishly. “I didn’t mean to stereotype, you get strange looking humans as well but, I’m just being offensive now aren’t I?” Berating herself for her callous manner she quickly sought to change the subject. “Have you been to the carnival?” In truth she wasn't going to find it an enthralling conversation topic but it was all she had. "I think it sends some humans a bit off, two were rolling on the floor together. Like when they say the full moons getting to you but with-... carnivals." Evarri's small-talk skills were definitely being put into practise today.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:55, Tue 20 May 2014.

Manny
 player, 14 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 20 May 2014
at 20:22
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"What, jus' rollicking about on the floor like nobody's business infront of the tots and every'fing?" The little goblin replied with seemingly bemused interest. By all appearances the comment about his physical peculiarities had gone over without offence, if indeed it had even registered.

"Cooee, time was when you'd have to pay good money to see a show like that." He waggled the pastry around in a knowledgeable fashion before pausing for a sip from his mug. The little rat clung to his arm entirely unperturbed.

"I hasn't been to the carnival me'self, Miss. Might do though, might do. There's always some bloke wot has a game of cards 'round carnivals, wherein a lucky sod can pony up a day's wages and come away with a fortnight's. Cor, I could sleep in a real bed wiff that sort of coin, just you 'fink. One wot has a mattress n' everything."

As if suddenly realizing that he'd failed to uphold his own part of the social contract the little goblin hefted his mug aloft in the same hand which still clutched the half eaten penny-loaf.

"Care for a drink, Miss? I even washed the cup last week," he said proudly.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 49 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 20 May 2014
at 20:50
Re: The Glowing Plaza
“Pretty much all rollick, people paid them no mind though.” She added, solidifying her point on that matter. “All the more reason to visit?” Marketing schemes usually passed Evarri by without notice but making it free was obviously going to bring in the public, and their hard earned or ill earned wealth  which would pay for confectionary and the more dazzling acts. “Isn’t that what they call gambling? I think more people walk away with empty pockets, by the tales at least.” However the thrill of possibly winning a few more coppers was apparently worth the risk of a night wallowing in your own filth within the abode of the sewers.

At the rising of the mug Evarri’s perplexed state returned as promptly as it had left, eyeing the small earthenware mug and its golden innards with renewed interest before the gobbling explained his notion. “Think I’ve got enough on my boots, but that’s a bitter drink for me. Not that I’m picky, just it has a more welcome home right there.” Casually she raised a finger its tip directed toward the goblin and whereabouts his stomach would be residing. “Thanks for the offer though.”

This message was last edited by the player at 21:00, Tue 20 May 2014.

Liandra Baobab
 player, 51 posts
Tue 20 May 2014
at 21:03
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra continued to watch the two interact. Entertained by the woman's awkwardness, and by the goblin's small rodent friend. A little laughter escaped the pixie's mouth as the woman mentioned a couple rolling about the floor, no doubt in her mind it was the two that she had pranked earlier. Even funnier was how the goblin took it. She ate her pastry, taking another large bite out of the side of it. It looked like it'd be a while before she be done with it, dang thing was just as big as her.

The dry pastry made Liandra thirsty. The earthenware mug the goblin held in his hands looked very tempting. But she couldn't just jump right in and take it from him. She was pretty sure at least. The woman's little comment of it landing on her boot caught Liandra's attention. She saw a small puddle of the drink at the bottom of their feet, where it had pooled. It was better than nothing. She'll just have to sneak inside the tavern once it closes to get more. Liandra set aside her fritter, and moved closer to the two

Scurrying closer, she stopped just at the woman's feet. Scooping up the spilled alcohol in her hand, Liandra took a lengthy sip. Then she spat out the contents in a loud coughing fit. It tasted like dirt, obviously. What a terrible decision. She started licking her rat skin cloak to rid the fowl taste from her tongue.
Manny
 player, 16 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 20 May 2014
at 21:09
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Share and share alike, I always says," the little goblin exclaimed before taking a swig from the cup followed by a large bite of the loaf. He continued to talk as he chewed.

"Leastwise I would if'n anyone ever 'fought to share somefin' wiff me before. You're a right dame, Miss. Real proper folk. Name's Manny."

Finding that his hands were temporarily full he transferred the tiny rodent to his shoulder with a shrug and placed the remnants of the fritter between his teeth before offering up a sticky green claw by way of introduction. That was when he spotted Liandra in between Evarri's feet.

" 'allo, mousey-mouse," he mouthed around the pastry. Suddenly his eyes narrowed as though he didn't quite believe what he was seeing. "Wait a tick..."

This message was last edited by the player at 21:14, Tue 20 May 2014.

Evarri Verleden
 player, 52 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 20 May 2014
at 21:27
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Barely comprehending that the Manny had complimented her act of good-will rose crept up her neck in embarrassment, it wasn’t an often occasion when she was sincerely thanked with gratitude, let alone by a mere acquaintance. “You don’t seem so bad yourself, well least you’re not at my throat or shouting at me. Evarri’s the name.” She nodded to the introduction, the colour dimming from her neck as the moment passed and went only to hear the splutter and hoarse cough from beneath her crouched bosom.

Looking down she noted the small little rodent-… well at a closer glance it didn’t look like anything Evarri had ever saw. Taking a note from Manny’s book she spoke to the thing which was beneath her, baffled by its appearance. “Hi there?” Her greeting was a mixture of a question and friendly tone, the two intermingling as Evarri failed to make sense of the thing which squatted underneath her.
Liandra Baobab
 player, 53 posts
Tue 20 May 2014
at 22:09
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The sudden discovery of her presence made the small pixie freeze in place. Liandra glanced up to the goblin, then to the woman behind her. Even with the woman crouch and the goblin's short stature, they were giants to the pixie. Her tiny jaw slacked a little as she wracked her brain on what to say. "Uh... Hi?" She smiled up at the two, he little fang like teeth showing. She removed her hood, so that she can see the two without it getting in the way. The thought of running crossed her mind.

No, she stayed put and clasped her hands together under her chin. Like that of a little child. Playing innocent. "Don't mind me, just a little pixie trying to enjoy the carnival." She noticed the confused looks on their faces. "What's with the stares? Never seen a root pixie before?" Liandra didn't like being looked down on, more in a physical sense than a metaphorical one. She had a small complex about these things, comes with the height.
Manny
 player, 19 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 20 May 2014
at 22:40
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The little goblin's gaze traveled from the pixie to Evarri and back again. He continued to chew thoughtfully all the while as though weighing some deep philosophical prospect in his head. Shoving the last of the fritter into his mouth he transferred the remains of his penny loaf to his free hand and stared hard at the diminutive creature before him.

"Nope," he exclaimed at long last. "Nope, mousey, I 'as not. 'course this one time I et a mushroom out by the borderlands and saw all sorts of nasty, tricksy 'fings for days. But never in my life 'as I seen a woss'name such as yerself."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 54 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Wed 21 May 2014
at 05:06
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Not often did a chance come by that you would see a substantial oddity in your day-to-day life, let alone two. As if in sync, Evarri’s own gaze drifted to meet Manny’s and once more to the supposed root pixie below her. “I haven’t.” She replied with little to no hesitation, her almost scrutinising look focused entirely upon the small rodent dressed pixie. “Then again, you’re dressed like a rat. I might’ve mistook you for one on occasions. But you want that to happen, right?”

Considering both Manny’s and Evarri’s reaction was enough to give her some clarity on the matter at hand. You wouldn’t want people stopping in the streets and gawking at you, but a rat? They would blissfully ignore for they were as ‘common as lice’ around the maze of dampened streets and alleys. “It’s clever.” She bobbed her head to reinforce her statement.
Liandra Baobab
 player, 55 posts
Wed 21 May 2014
at 08:40
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra glanced back and forth between the two as they did the same with her. She nodded up to the red haired woman, smiling at the little compliment that she had received. She puffed out her chest, and held her head high. A wide smile across her face. "That's right. Bigums are stupid! They don't pay enough attention to the little things like me." Liandra took this moment to jump up onto Evarri's shoulder. She was the taller of the two and offered a better perch in Liandra's opinion. Smoothing out the wrinkles in the cloth, Liandra cushioned her seat and plopped her butt down onto the shoulder. Her legs hung off the edge and she kicked her feet absently. "And it's not, woss'name" Liandra mimicked the goblin's accent terribly. "I'm a Root Pixies, and we live in the forest. But now I live here!"

"You know, I can show you where you can get more of those mushrooms. We eat them all the time when we have celebrate and have a party."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 55 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Wed 21 May 2014
at 12:06
Re: The Glowing Plaza
As the root pixie swelled with pride Evarri couldn’t resist the temptation to grin alongside it, her lips curling upward into a petite smile. As the pixie referred to bigums however a befuddled expression hazed over the girl. “Bigu-…” Caught in the middle of her words the pixie leapt onto her shoulder Evarri’s jaw falling agape as she found herself dumbstruck, eyes wide as she ogled the pixie which sat on her shoulder. Not only that, but it had decided to smooth down her clothing to make herself comfortable. Still speechless, Evarri’s jaw worked up and down no sound emitted before the pixie declared her shoulder her home.

As if Evarri couldn’t take anymore, she finally managed to mumble some jibberish, “I-…uh, Pi-..” which soon turned to a stutter and finally a comprehensible stammer. “I..You can’t-… l-live on my shoulder.” Voice having finally decided to return she sought to put down her case. “You can’t claim it. I mean it’s attached.” Pausing she quickly came to the realisation that it being attached didn't necessarily mean it couldn't be detached. “And no, you’re not taking it off. But a shoulders not a home, it would be drafty and it moves.” Adding what she thought was a definite point she had to make sure the pixie was clear on where she stood with someone taking her shoulder as a place to live.
Manny
 player, 21 posts
 Minion for hire
Wed 21 May 2014
at 17:06
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Does you 'ear that, Merv?" the goblin remarked, puffing out his chest like a cockerel and gesticulating proudly towards his murine companion. "The toof' pixie 'finks I'm a bigum!"

The little rodent appeared entirely unconcerned with the conversation at hand. Instead it tugged at its master's ear with a tiny paw prompting the goblin to offer up his bread crust in seemingly ingrained response.

"Miss Evarri is right. A shoulder's no proper place for a kip. Not unless you're one of 'em colorful birds wot can do all the sounds, which you isn't 'cause I could tell a 'fing like that."

"Wot'chu doin' in Todmorden anyway, Mousey? They cut down the forest 'ere a long time ago."

Liandra Baobab
 player, 56 posts
Wed 21 May 2014
at 19:56
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra rolled her eyes as the two made a fuss about her seating arrangement. She held on tight as Evarri moved. She scoffed at the idea of living atop of someone, "I'm not living here," She gestured to her current spot atop of Evarri's shoulder. Then she waved her hands about, gesturing to the city as a whole. "Just... here. Guh, you two must be even stupider than normal Bigums."

Liandra looked to the goblin when he mentioned the forest. She narrowed her eyes at him and her lip pouted a little. "That's none of you busy-ness. I live here now so that's that."

Quickly changing the topic, Liandra pointed to the mug the goblin was holding. "Are you going to drink that?"
Manny
 player, 23 posts
 Minion for hire
Wed 21 May 2014
at 21:25
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Manny looked down at the mug in his hand as though he'd forgotten it was there. "I was," he confessed after a moment. "But you can helps yerself if you likes."

He held the cup aloft, seemingly uncertain of the logistics of offering a drink to a being that was itself only slightly taller than the vessel it was contained in. It was something akin to the difficulty he experienced with kegs he reasoned, a problem the little goblin had neatly solved in the past by clambering inside. Something told him the little fairy wasn't looking to have a beer bath at this particular moment however.

"So anyways..." Manny continued, stressing the last syllable to the point of straining. "Wot I was sayin' before... before... before whatever that was wot jus' happened - was that it were nice to meet you, Miss Evarri. Not a lot of folks 'round 'ere care much for what a goblin 'as to say. Or anywhere else for that matter come to 'fink of it."

This message was last edited by the player at 01:51, Thu 22 May 2014.

GM
 GM, 131 posts
 My word is law.
 But I'm a cool guy :3
Thu 22 May 2014
at 05:31
Re: The Glowing Plaza


The lights and sounds of the carnival were beautiful as ever. The laughter and busy sounds echoed into the surrounding alleyways. The tents all held wondrous sights, foods, smells, and other amazing sensations. The announcer was still standing around inviting people over to enjoy the sights and come inside the main tent, informing them that there will be a big show later tonight.
Arture Davoi
 player, 77 posts
 Loner Assassin
 Tea Aficionado
Thu 22 May 2014
at 05:48
Re: The Glowing Plaza
   <<<From Bishop's Mystical Gem and Pawn Shoppe>>>


    Arture moved quickly along the roof line, making great leaps to cross from rooftop to rooftop. The scenery flew by like a blur, his dark clothing blending into the worn down tiling of the market roofs. He treasured the moments of freedom when he could open the floodgates and traverse the skyline; his body flowed with primal ease. Silently, he thanked the brutal training he had endured at the hands of his cruel tutor.

    The lights up ahead were coming into view, and he was taken aback by the cacophony of noises that were pouring up from the Plaza. Must be some kind of celebration he mused to himself. Upon reaching the plaza he slowed and carefully approached the edge of the roof, peering down into the masses. He was shocked and slightly terrified by the sheer number of people who milled about the grounds below. One man in particular was shouting out to the crowd, welcoming them to something called Bambono's "Carneeeval". He was shouting about some show about to start in the main tent.

    Arture was not usually one for large gatherings, but he had never been to a "carneeeval" he mouthed the word. Wonder what the bloody hell that is, curiosity piqued, Arture slowly made his way along the roof edge looking for a soft patch of grass to land on. A suitable sight located, he launched off the roof top and landed with a thud on the patch of grass. Dropping to a knee to soften the impact, he noticed a small flower smashed underfoot, utterly ruined by his impact. "Tis a shame to destroy beautiful things" he muttered under his breath. Standing up, he stretched his lithe form and looked about, the main tent was just ahead but the smell of food and drink was all around him enticing him to partake. He started off in search of something to eat.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 57 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Thu 22 May 2014
at 08:49
Re: The Glowing Plaza
A sigh of relief escaped her at the root pixie’s remark able to overlook the abrasive manner simply because she knew something hadn’t decided to make her shoulder their new home. “Right. That’s fine then. I wouldn’t be happy with a colourful bird let alone a root pixie making sleeping arrangements on my shoulder.” Finally Evarri had retrieved enough of her backbone to dare to look away from her shoulders occupant. After all, Evarri had no idea what it could do there but neither was she too keen on finding out.

The concept of the pixie drinking out of a cup which it could drown in was a bizarre one, but it was probably a day-to-day feud for a fairy especially if she lived in the city.

Attention quickly drawn to Manny’s stress of words, she found herself waiting as he tried to recall what he was saying. “I can say the same about you, and I think people just have a problem with branding each species as a whole.” Evarri shrugged at her bold declaration - forgetting she had a passenger on one shoulder. “But so many do it that-.. well, I like making my own opinion on things. Better that way.” Noting the pixie’s presence Evarri turned her head toward her, deciding to get a question out of the way. “Do you have a name?”
Liandra Baobab
 player, 63 posts
Fri 23 May 2014
at 01:09
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra stood up on the woman's shoulder with a slight wobble. She kept herself up right by holding onto the woman's ear. Puffing out her chest, Liandra held her chin high. Proud of where she came from. "I'm Liandra Baobab. Of the Grandidier's Baobab the whole biggest tree there ever was!" She crouched low and sprung from Evarri's shoulder to Manny's shoulder. Landing on her chest as she gripped his clothing for support. She ran down the length of his arm, reaching the mug in his grasp. There was two ways Liandra can go about drinking from the mug, either bend her body over the rim and scoop it out in cupped hands, or just jump right in. The former was probably more polite.

Liandra isn't polite, besides she's thirsty. She bent herself over the edge of the mug and dove right in. The bitter ale made the little pixie tingly all over as the alcohol washed over her whole body. While she was submerged she took three big gulps, only popping out to catch her breath. She hoisted her body to the edge of the mug and relaxed inside of it as if it were a leisurely swim. "I like this. I usually only drink honeydew"

"To me, bigums are all the same. We root pixies and the other littlums are much better than all the rest" Liandra rested her arms behind her head as she let herself float inside the mug. "Except fairies. They're kind of pompous.... and borrowers, little thieves they are..." The little pixie seemed lost in thought for a second. "Actually root pixies are best of all littlums."
Manny
 player, 29 posts
 Minion for hire
Fri 23 May 2014
at 02:24
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra's sudden arrival upon his shoulder startled the feasting rat on his other side sending it scurrying for sanctuary in amongst the recesses of Manny's threadbare cowl.

"Cor blimey, luv!" he called out in sudden protest but it was too late, the pixie was already neck deep in his beer. Evidently he'd been mistaken. The wee lass had been looking to have a bath after all. With a shrug of his shoulders (unencumbered now that both Liandra and Merv had found other perches) he raised the cup up to his lips and casually drained the tub of some of its volume.

"My but isn't you toof' pixies as modest as mewling lambs, hey Mousey?" he exclaimed as he pulled away from the frothy drink. "Where's this grandad's Bop-a-dop then? I ain't never 'eard of no tree like that before."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 68 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Fri 23 May 2014
at 03:41
Re: The Glowing Plaza
In the most vague way Evarri could describe it, was a faint nip upon the helix of her ear, a faint warmth ebbing into the area it came into contact with. That was the condensed version, for Evarri’s internal debate was trying to make logic of why the Pixie had taken hold of her ear, many rather indistinguishable thoughts swathing to and fro before one of rationalism came to mind. As she moved her shoulders, the pixie grabbed her ear for support. Prior to the sensible act of common sense Evarri went rigid in unknowing, though as soon as she had sorted through what it seemed to be she was back to normality or what seemed to be it for her.

Barely catching the Pixies name before she sprung into another fit of alacrity Evarri stared in mild awe - yet again, as to the acts of those before her.  The Pixie’s nonchalance to swimming about a mug of alcohol, not only that but Manny didn’t even seem to care to the point where he took to drinking some of it with the Pixie still bathing in it. The ‘first time for everything’ phrase definitely came about at this scene. “Well-.. that’s peculiar.” Was all she voiced, as if carelessly saying her inner thoughts.
Liandra Baobab
 player, 65 posts
Fri 23 May 2014
at 05:36
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The little pixie had to hold onto the rim of the mug as the goblin drank, warping her arms around the rim as she was tipped closer to the goblin's face. She was a little miffed that he would drink while she was still enjoying herself floating inside the ale. When Manny pulled away, Liandra tried to kick him. Aiming for any part of his face with the tip of her foot, "Rude..." She dunked her head below one more to take one last gulp of ale. Now that she had her fill she hefted her body out and shook the excess ale that soaked her rat cloak out, grooming it as a normal rat would.

Liandra glared up at Manny as he messed up the name of Liandra's beloved home. "It is Grandidier's Baobab! The whole largest greatest tree that ever was. And bigums like you are never ever allowed near it. Ever!" Each word was punctuated with a step closer to Manny's head. It was hard to tell if the water in her eyes was tears or the ale.
Manny
 player, 32 posts
 Minion for hire
Fri 23 May 2014
at 15:26
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Manny peered down at the little pixie on his arm with a look of near infinite patience that had still managed to approach within a hairs' breadth of its asymptote.

"Well now, Mousey, here's the 'fing. Miss Evarri and me'self were having a fine ol' chin-wag until you comes along and tells us wot ain't our business and where not to go. You calls us bof' wool'eads, scares poor Merv off of his tea, helps yerself to my beer wif'out so much as a please and 'fanks, and then tries to kick Ol' Manny's nose from inside 'is own cup. Now I know Miss Evarri 'finks every duffer deserves a fair shake but to put it square, Mousey, you has a personality wot could be used to sand down a board."

"Now I doesn't know how they do 'fings in Gumberry forest or wherever yer great, big magical tree is, but 'round Todmorden I can gets enough abuse all on my own 'fank you very much. Welcome to the city, luv. Mind you doesn't get run over by a cart."


Quaffing the rest of his drink in one go the little Goblin upended the last few drops onto the ground, and stashed both the mug and the scant remains of his penny-loaf into the folds of his cloak for later consumption. Reaching into the depths of his cowl he produced the pitiful specter of a cigar from behind one of his broad, fan-like ears, slotted the dog-end on his lip, and struck a match on his tooth in a well practiced manner.

"Pardon, Miss Evarri. I hopes I didn't upset you. Sometimes you just has to be firm to be kind."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 72 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Fri 23 May 2014
at 18:17
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The spark of uproar from the pixie was bemusing in itself, such a small creature having such tenacity and viciousness to bark like that at a two creatures well beyond her size. “And here I thought I was the curt one.” She added, before Manny gestured into his much more well-rounded way of chastising the Pixie. The goblin however brought about a few thought provoking points that did give a ginger poke at the auburn haired girls own ‘thinking patterns’ with no better word to describe them. Many people had different ways about doing something, but how Evarri believed she judged someone was not by the exterior but usually how they handled a situation. How they would evaluate things, or as well how she could guess they did; that defended her resolve, well for the meanwhile.

“Upset?” She repeated in questioning tone only to shake her head. “No, no. I see nothing wrong with what you said.” Personally Evarri thought Liandra would be the one finding more quarrel with it, why would the goblin bother apologising to her?

Evarri decided to shuffle to one end of the alley to avoid the soon-to-be oncoming drifts of portable, toxic, blackened ash clouds of secondary smoke – thankful he didn’t light up immediately. However between her current precarious crouching and the gradually accumulating pain in her knees. The manoeuvre was quickly decided against instead pushing skyward her knees again deciding to share a little sound of bones clicking about one another. Once at her height she stepped to one side keeping her mouth sealed as to avoid revealing the strenuous grind of her body as it tried to rid the body of its ache from remaining in a far from comfortable position for so long. “Not going to stand in front of you when you’re about to smoke.” The admission was simply to answer why she had moved, if only to keep the air friendly.
GM
 GM, 156 posts
 My word is law.
 But I'm a cool guy :3
Sun 25 May 2014
at 03:45
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Arture could see many food stands of all shapes ans sizes. Some were there normally, and still had a nice flow of trusty patrons to buy their food and keep business good, but the rest of them moved around on large wooden wheels, each offering its own unique smell, many smells that he had never experienced before. It seemed they weren't kidding around by advertising "wonders from all around the world," some of this "food" looked amazing and alien, and some of it looked....less appetizing. One of them even seemed to have a mage cooking some kind of meat with fire from his hands.
Manny
 player, 33 posts
 Minion for hire
Sun 25 May 2014
at 21:19
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"As you shouldn't, Miss," Manny hurriedly agreed as he brought the match even with the tip of his nose behind the meager shelter of his other hand. "A fine dame such as yerself, it just wouldn't do."

A moment's hesitation followed and then a thin trail of acrid smoke began to snake its way upward through the comparatively still air of the alleyway. Casting the spent tinder aside the little goblin released a great plume of blue tinged vapor from the corner of his mouth opposite Evarri.

"Its a bad habit, I knows it, but sure if it doesn't calm the ol' nerves."

Manny held his grubby hands out, fingers splayed, as if to illustrate. Neither one noticeably tremored. He grinned, teeth clenched about the cigar.

"Is you from 'ere, Miss?" he exclaimed suddenly. "You look the right sort, only you doesn't act like all the rest."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 87 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Mon 26 May 2014
at 00:16
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The noticeable stillness of the pair of green hands did prove the effect of the smoke, but it didn’t do anything to wet Evarri’s appetite for a splint of her own.

“Not The city.” She admitted, looking toward the blue vapour and the course of its direction as the wind gingerly played with it. “West of here, a small fishing village. The one that-…” A moment of hesitation caught her though, immediately she swallowed the lump in her throat mercilessly and continued. “Burnt down not that long ago. So I’ve been raised in the Kingdom of Green, well that’s what helped me get my current work at least.”

“The army.” She added, having forgotten to illiterate what occupation she currently resided in. “It pays enough, and it’s work enough. You can’t complain really, especially with it all being for the betterment of the kingdom." Or so the commanders and officers said, it was a thought which Evarri had mulled over but before she had a chance to get anywhere with it she was again reminded of this 'betterment'. The commanders were nothing but tenacious with their words of merit.
Manny
 player, 39 posts
 Minion for hire
Mon 26 May 2014
at 02:19
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Milit'ry?" the little goblin inquired dubiously. "Wot, like the King's own infantry sort of 'fing? Wiff the slashin', and the stabbin', and the bleedin', n'all?"

To Manny's mind trying to square the concept of military service with Evarri was like trying to solve an impossible equation.

Manny knew a thing or two about the art of intimidation. He knew for instance that he himself was not intimidating in the slightest, except perhaps from the lowly vantage of a careless wharf-rat or unattended foodstuff. He also knew that the woman before him, for all of her relative advantage in height, had all of the menacing demeanor of a cream puff and likely corresponding mastery over a broadsword to boot. This wasn't actually a bad thing in the goblin's books. But it did seem like one of those inescapable facts of life. And the way Evarri carried herself suggested that the young woman was both acutely aware of this actuality, and pleasantly unencumbered by it.

Snatching the cigar up in the crotch between two clawed fingers he waved the pitiful roll about assertively.

"Pardon my Dwarvish, Miss, but you isn't tryin' to take the piss out of Ol' Manny, is you?"

This message was last edited by the player at 04:34, Mon 26 May 2014.

Arture Davoi
 player, 173 posts
 Loner Assassin
 Tea Aficionado
Mon 26 May 2014
at 18:09
Re: The Glowing Plaza
    Arture wandered about the boisterous plaza, allowing his nose to be his guide. He paused momentarily at many different food stalls, a look of confusion or even disgust written plainly on his face. The variety of "food" was astonishing and shocking to someone who had led a life of such simplicity.

    The familiar smell of grilled vegetables wafted up from a simple undecorated cart; a smile cracked the normally indistinguishable face. Roasted veggie shish kabobs loaded with a multitude of colorful vegetables were piled high on the cart; Arture immediately produced his coin pouch. The old woman who was working the grill seemed thrilled to have a customer, and Arture proffered a selection of coins to the woman as he snatched up a handful of the skewers. Sinking his teeth into the first shish kabob, he was delighted with the taste. Crisp sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes bursting with juice, fresh portobello mushroom caps, sweet pungent onions and countless other life giving vegetables met their demise in his hungry mouth.

    Arture set about exploring the plaza once again, the evening was slowly progressing and soon it would be night. The main tent of the Carneeeval appeared to have opened and patrons could be seen lining up at it's entrance. I will have to go check it out soon Arture thought to himself as he took another satisfying bite of the shish kabob.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 90 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Mon 26 May 2014
at 22:05
Re: The Glowing Plaza
“Infantry, me?” The very suggestion was ludicrous, considering Evarri’s physical capabilities where she would hardly be able to fend off a lizard-stick wielding toddler let alone a seasoned veteran. She lacked the sinewy arms, and strengthened limbs to be able to do so, but that didn’t necessarily mean she was inadequate in a combative situation. “I would be a bad infantry. I’d like to think I’m decent at what I do.”

The auburn haired girl’s mouth fell agape, but no sound before she immediately closed it. There was a many a time when she felt conflicted, this was such a moment. “I could show you, if you like.” The words came with their own reluctance, as if a child wished to keep hold of their precious little secret but share it all the same. Evarri outstretched her right hand toward Manny, holding her palm skyward and letting her fingers naturally cup inward. “I sound a little eerie, don’t I?” A stifled laugh was received as a loud exhale of air a tight lipped smile on the auburn haired girl. "Not too sure on how to make it sound any less, odd."

If the goblin, or even Pixie chose to take her hand it was of no consequence. She would show them, or she would not. The reactions were always the same, though there was always the fleeting hope that some would return the favour which she always extended beforehand.
Manny
 player, 43 posts
 Minion for hire
Mon 26 May 2014
at 22:37
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Manny cocked his head to the side, brow raised, and eyes wide with curiosity. It was a bit of a stretch with Evarri standing tall but the little goblin managed to close the gap on pointed toe.

"Whats it supposed to do then?" he asked the moment before their skin touched.
Liandra Baobab
 player, 73 posts
Tue 27 May 2014
at 03:04
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra deflated a little when Manny told off the little pixie. She jumped from his shoulder to Evarri's, not wanting to be near the goblin as he smoked his cigar. The smell would make the poor pixie gag, and being right next to the source wouldn't help. Smoothing out a section of cloth for her to sit on, Liandra huddle into herself and hugged her knees. It felt bad whenever Liandra remembered her old home, the great Grandidier's Baobab. The Tree would climb up to the sky for what looked like miles, especially to the small pixie race that inhabited it. Sadly it was cut down long ago when the war spread. Liandra hated the bigums, it was hard to trust those she knows cut down forests to build houses or burn for a warm fire. What was wrong with living inside the tree as it lived, or finding warmth with your family and friends. Liandra sighed a little, as she stayed quiet and listened to the two continue to talk.

When the red head spoke of her old town it peeked Liandra's curiosity. She had only known soldiers on the other end of her crossbow, never talking to one in person until Evarri. "You joined another city's army when your old home was burnt down? You're a bigum, can't you just remake it? That's what your kind does. They make their homes from other stuff that they take." Liandra supposed it was somewhat similar to her own situation. But for the little pixie, she couldn't move on so easily. Littlums like her have to find trees to live in. Only the biggest will do,  fae folk have large families especially the root pixies. They breed like the rabbits they live with. The pixie shook her head, and dipped it back into her knees. "Never mind, bigums are stupid after all..." Liandra voice and tone were soft and it didn't have the fire it had only moments ago. "I would like to see what you can do."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 96 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 27 May 2014
at 14:35
Re: The Glowing Plaza
“Land becomes infertile with flame. But it could be rebuilt, yes. It does not mean I wish to return though.” Her words came as a whisper, but the Pixie on her shoulder surely could hear each resonating word. “You’ll see.” At the pinnacle of Manny’s height the ‘connection’ was formed. The so called touch was utterly a farce meant to keep those around her feeling more comfortable. It was a communication aid in the tent of officials, so that they would think themselves free from constraint. How they knew so little.

It was if the very veil to the next plane tore around them, an ominous chill weaved between them brushing over shoulders and limbs. All grew quiet; the sounds of the distant carnival replaced with silence for the pair. Even if they were to try and speak, it would be in vain not being able to even hear their own voice within the dead air which had engulfed them whole. It was as if it were cautiously claiming how you saw the world for its own devious purpose, for even now a blinding white crept into your peripheral vision. The ivory tendrils clawed to the centre of your iris taking the whole wash of greys and blacks and the alley to oblivion, and soon enough; nothing was left.

In the abyss of your mind you could feel or touch nothing, it was as if it were a wakeful slumber. Yet soon enough the sound of an ocean blue greedily lapping upon land came about. A moment later the sting of salty sprays across your arms, body and limbs. The musty scents of the sea flooded your nostrils, and now the white sheet covering your sight faded-.. dimmed shades of blue coming into fruition before the scene of the ever stretching ocean was shown before you. Underneath was golden sand, littered by a minority of smaller pebbles, cobbles and even some shells. The first most notable trait was the realism of it all; you could even feel the afternoon sun’s rays beating down on you from above, the sand beneath your toes if you decided to move. Behind was a towering cliff face, it's walls chalk white with debris scattered among it's base. You could just about make out the tufts of grass at it's peak, but the sheer size of the wall was daunting to the tallest of humans let alone a goblin or pixie.

However, if either decided to move they would see they made no footprints and if they tried to remove something they would find themselves with an unwavering resilience. It was if you couldn’t change this place, as much as you wanted too, or willed it. Nothing would budge. Yet another oddity was that the area appeared to be vacant of all humanoid life beside Liandra and Manny, a variety of sea birds dawdled among rocks and in the sky but otherwise you could see nothing of distinct life.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:41, Tue 27 May 2014.

Manny
 player, 45 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 27 May 2014
at 16:52
Re: The Glowing Plaza
White light suffused all of creation. Terrifying and awesome, it was perceived not so much by the naked eye as it was felt upon the mind like the lifting of a veil. Before its brilliance fled all sensation. In its wake came nothingness.

Manny screamed but there was no voice with which to produce a sound. There was no Manny. There was only dazzling oblivion. The end of time. The end of self.

And then, like a memory emerging from the shrouds of the mind, returned the senses; sound, touch, scent, sight. The world suddenly manifest was impossibly vibrant.  A forlorn seascape, perfectly imperfect and utterly immutable like a moment crystallized in time.

The surging surf welled up around his ankles but left not so much as a ripple in the water where he stood. Manny took a shuddering step forward. He could feel every grain of sand beneath his tread, and yet his footprint made no sound. It left no impression either. It was as though he could bear witness to this alien realm, but the world could not recognize him in turn. He didn't belong here.

"Is you seein' this, Mousey?" he asked uncertainly, for Evarri seemed to have disappeared. "Where does you 'fink we are?"
Liandra Baobab
 player, 81 posts
Tue 27 May 2014
at 17:56
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The white light and the wave of cold rushing through her small body made Liandra flinch. She crouched low on Evarri's shoulder and she dug her claws into her skin, waiting for the sensation passed. As if an instinct Liandra clawed at the empty nothingness hoping to scare it away. It was terrifying losing all your senses. The pixie cried out but nothing escaped her mouth.

Then her senses came back. Liandra peered around the world that slowly revealed itself, and it was beautiful. Liadra had seen the ocean before, but nothing as picturesque as this. The dingy harbor of the city was nothing close to this. Jumping off Evarri's shoulder, who had seemed to disappeared, Liandra softly landed in the sand. Liandra scurried around the sand, sniffing the fresh salty air, listening to the birds in the distance. She didn't noticed the sand not shifting beneath her feet. Manny's question barely even registered to the pixie.

Turning to the goblin, the pixie's face was aglow. This was the first time in a long time that Liandra felt... not as homesick. Sure the forests outside the city were big but they felt contaminated. The bigums rush about it heading off to the stupid war. This seaside felt untouched, as if it was trapped in time.

"This is amazing! I don't care where we are." She ran over to Manny's feet.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 102 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 27 May 2014
at 19:29
Re: The Glowing Plaza
A soft pitter patter of footsteps entering the edge of the swash could be heard to the north of them. Soon a small shadowed figure came into view, it running headlong toward the pair though it appeared oblivious to them. As it neared you could see two slithers the shade of bisque beneath, a dimmed shade of grey just above stretching up. Finally, it was topped off with a small crescent of copper.

The shape kept coming closer, the sound of feet hitting water becoming louder the outline of this vague shape now defined. It was a girl, auburn haired and dressed in a commoners dress, a harsh grey in contrast to the beach surroundings. The girl in question didn’t seem plighted by this however, a large grin on her face as she kept up her pace soon to meet with the smaller pair. The figure now only a dozen or so meters away could easily be distinguished as a child, no older then the age of ten.

The child finally came to a halt, now only a mere meter away from the pixie which scurried about the goblin’s feet. The auburn haired child raised its right hand between heavy breaths only to give it a little shake – commonly referred to as a wave. “G’day to you!” The child beamed,  “It's amazing here, right? So many pretty birdies!” She exclaimed, eyes alight with a pure serenity which only came from a moment of utter bliss.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:29, Tue 27 May 2014.

Manny
 player, 47 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 27 May 2014
at 19:42
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Is that you, Miss Evarri?" the little goblin exclaimed in amazement, although he was quite certain this was the case. All of the expressions and intonations were there - just sort of younger. "My, but wasn't you the sweetest little gaffer. Where has you brought us to then?"

Manny paused here and took another look around the expansive vista, his gaze traveling across the open miles and back to the rounded face before him.

"Only its not a where, is it? More like a when sort of 'fing. Right?"

This message was last edited by the player at 19:45, Tue 27 May 2014.

Evarri Verleden
 player, 103 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 27 May 2014
at 20:12
Re: The Glowing Plaza
“This is my most favourite-ist beach. Just a bit east of my village.” The child spun on her heel, bangs cascading right as the girl pointed in the direction she had come from only to revert to her original position looking at the two. One of the girl’s brows arched at the Manny’s insight, her grin turning into a very broad smile. “This Goblin is clever, very, very, very clever. Ten years ago, bit more maybe I hope this place looks the same, but it probably don’t.”  An exasperated sigh escaped the small girl, as if she were suddenly weighted by more than a child ever should be.

A moment later though, her shoulders rose up and her eyes brightened as she looked over the ocean blue. “It looks like this now though, in me.” Evarri merrily patted her chest, gesturing to her heart. “Or maybe here.” She added, now jabbing an index finger into her forehead. “Same both ways!” A piece of gleeful laughter took the child her cheeks flooding red from the mirth alone.

Manny
 player, 48 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 27 May 2014
at 20:32
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Your village what B-" the goblin began but hurriedly cut himself off lest the spell be broken and the world revert to its proper, unidealized state. He wasn't ready to go back there quite yet...

"Sure is beautiful, Miss," he continued wistfully."Very loverly sort of place to keep in your 'eart."

"And kind of you to share a 'fing like this,"
he added almost apologetically as though he'd been caught prying into affairs that were none of his concern.
Liandra Baobab
 player, 83 posts
Tue 27 May 2014
at 21:25
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The little pixie's eyes lit up. "You can go where your mind pleases and make it real?" Liandra rushed over to the younger Evarri. "If you can do this sort of thing why would you not want to stay?" If Liandra had her way she would go back to the time where her forest was still intact, and live in the dream. Like so many of those druid's she had met, meditating for weeks without food or drink.

"You said your village burnt down! And and..." Liandra rushed up the girls leg so she can perch herself on the young girl's shoulder. She leaned out as far as she could so that she may look Evarri right in the eyes. "Your homesick ain't you? If it was me, I would live in my head. Keep staying her where it is nice and not overrun with bigums. Before the place got destroyed. Instead you ran away and never returned. Why?" There were so many questions rushing around in the pixie's head. The one she wanted to ask the most is if the red haired woman could take Liandra inside her mind. Take her to the forest she remembers, where the biggest tree that ever stood still stands healthy and strong.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 105 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 27 May 2014
at 22:14
Re: The Glowing Plaza
“It’s something I can share and others can’t.” The broad smile remained, kept in place by the Goblins compliments. “If I can share them, I should! Right?” The child pushed herself onto the balls of her feet, positively elated that one would share the same thought of somewhere she thought so cherished.

Soon however the pixie’s questions came, the small auburn haired girl looking down and blinking as her mind tried to tally each inquiry. “I can, sort of. But, I wouldn’t want to stay. Only helps with passing time.” She answered, though vague her words were honest.

However Liandra hadn’t stopped there, and at the mention of the burning village the girl’s petite frame went rigid. A crushing weight seemingly thrust upon her. The root pixie leaned into her peripheral vision asking yet more questions, at the mention of ‘homesick’ the world around them went sickeningly quiet. The small girl kept looking ahead, eyes wide, a thin layer of watery vapour forming upon each eye slowly thickening. “I-.. I-..” The voice wavered before she swallowed, and the girls eyes clenched shut, her face screwing up in the process.

The ominous vacuum of noise was vanquished, and the sound of gulls calling to one another returned along with the lap of waves. The girl’s features loosened the contortions leaving before her eyes slowly opened to meet the Pixie; the child’s voice replaced by that of an adult. “You’re wrong. It is impossible to live for a past which has already been and gone, let alone inside it. You would see nothing new, just repetition it-.. everything comes to an end eventually.” The voice was surprisingly levelled, keeping its composure in the face of overzealous curiosity.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:40, Wed 28 May 2014.

Liandra Baobab
 player, 85 posts
Tue 27 May 2014
at 22:53
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The tips of Liandra's ears dipped. Her brows furrowed, trying to think of what to say. The physical change in Evarri's looks and demeanor as with the the slight pause in the illusion made Liandra's stomach pinch with guilt. The little pixie didn't mean to bring up bad memories, moments ago everything was fine. "But, but." Liandra's fists balled up tight, "If the past is better, so what if you live in your memories then?" The smallest amount of water started to blur Liandra's vision. She refuses to wipe them away. It was odd in a way. Evarri and Liandra shared a common past, both lost their homes and had to move far away, but Evarri has moved on in a way while Liandra clings so tight to her own past she bites back at anyone who comes too close.

"S-so what if the days repeat! So what if it is all in your head! Everything was better back then!" The tears started to build around her eyes. "I want to see my forest! Take me to my forest! I want to live in my head!" Liandra dropped to her knees. "I miss Grandidier's Baobab. The air was fresh, and and the trees weren't sick. The water was so clear you can see right through it." Liandra sniffled, and wiped her cheeks with her forearms. Trying to keep the red blush that was building it's way up from her throat down. "I want to go home..."
Manny
 player, 51 posts
 Minion for hire
Wed 28 May 2014
at 04:02
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Manny felt the dreamworld waver with sickening trepidation. Seized by an urgent, nameless impulsive he reached out to grasp the child's hand reassuringly. "Its okay, Miss. Honest it is. You doesn't have to explain yourself. Not to me, or to Mousey, or to anyone."

"What you can do, Miss... I'm right gobsmacked, I am. It really is the dog's bul- its downright beautiful is wot I means to say. I 'fink maybe we all got a little carried away. Mousey didn't mean no harm by it."


He smiled a homely sort of smile, but it was a heartfelt one all the same.

"And you, Mousey-Mouse. Chin up, hey?" he continued gently. "All 'fings end, but they also have to begin somewhere don't they? Ain't no use in tryin' to live in the past. All we has is today, luv. But wiff' a little bit of cleverness tomorrow can be any'fing you make of it. Maybe come a time some toof' pixie will lay down for a kip under the leaves of Mousey's Bapa... Mousey's Bobo... Mousey's soddin' big tree."

"Here then, I 'as a question," he exclaimed suddenly, clearly anxious to diffuse the pent up anguish before the bubble burst altogether. "This is like a memory sort of 'fing, right Miss? So what happens if I climbs them white cliffs in the distance and peak over the top to where no child e'er set foot?"

This message was last edited by the player at 04:03, Wed 28 May 2014.

Evarri Verleden
 player, 110 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Wed 28 May 2014
at 11:52
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Evarri’s brow arched as the Goblin put himself between the situation, acting as a mediator for both her and the pixie’s butt of heads. The solid grip on her hand drew her attention to it, flummoxed as to its purpose. So instead she turned her attention to that of the Pixie, her qualms building into tears which slid down either cheek. “You can’t go back, so you have to make use of today.” She added to Manny’s own speech, her words curt and brisk in comparison to Manny's own reassuring words.

Striking out her non held hand in the direction of the cliff face a smaller, welcome smile came one which was relieved for the change of topic. “If you climbed it, you’d meet what I found to be called a schema. It would show what I would believe to be up there at this point in time, my sub-conscious filling in the gaps.” Evarri took a second glance to the cliff, taking a moment to behold it before returning to face the Goblin. “I think you’d find a grassy meadow; never ending.” An abrupt halt came to her sentence as a state of bewilderment struck her. "Actually. As I'm a child in this memory. I haven't developed a well defined schema, so I'm unsure as to what would be behind it. Perhaps the void? or something I'd have hoped to be there."

This message was last edited by the player at 11:52, Wed 28 May 2014.

Manny
 player, 52 posts
 Minion for hire
Wed 28 May 2014
at 15:49
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Isn't you the slightest bit curious what little Evarri 'fought was behind them bluffs?" Manny asked with a mischievous smile. "Come on, why doesn't we go have a butcher's, eh? Last one there is a ... a .... manky sock!"

And with that the little goblin took off like a shot, pausing only long enough to cast a wink back over his knobbly shoulder.
Arture Davoi
 player, 225 posts
 Loner Assassin
 Tea Aficionado
Thu 29 May 2014
at 02:03
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Arture was quickly becoming uncomfortable among the crowd, and decided it was in his best interests to slip back into the comfort of the shadows. He quietly munched on the remaining veggie shish kabob and headed back out of the plaza and into the slightly deserted street. He glanced back at the festivities and shrugged off the nostalgia, who knows, maybe I will be back someday. With all the grace of an alley cat, he vaulted up to the rooftops and sped off into the encroaching night.

>>>To Nothingness<<<

Liandra Baobab
 player, 92 posts
Thu 29 May 2014
at 03:00
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra quieted down. Manny's and Evarri's words weren't as reassuring as they probably thought they were, but it calmed the pixie down. She flipped her rat skull hood back atop her head, readjusting it so that it obscured most of her face. Slowly, Liandra moved onto her side, resting on Evarri's shoulder's in a small ball. Beneath rat's eye sockets, Liandra kept an eye out watching the two converse.

She glanced back to the cliff. "If them schemas are made of what you imagine, what's stopping you from imagining the impossible?"
Evarri Verleden
 player, 113 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Thu 29 May 2014
at 12:16
Re: The Glowing Plaza
A grin surfaced just before Evarri broke off into a sprint, her run child-like with an obvious over-use of arm flailing as she tried to catch up to the Goblin. Still able to hear the Pixie's question you spoke between each of her harried breaths. "Sub-conscious.. I don't.. control it.. yet... I'm ... trying to learn." Once they neared the chalk white cliff face the very prospect of it was-.. daunting. The amount of debris and rubble beneath was enough to deter most, the cliff side was breaking and by the looks of it often at that.

The imposing wall was an intimidating structure, rising higher and higher as they neared. It was now to the point where they could no longer see sky, just a giant slab of wounded ivory rock with dents and chunks protruding outward. Evarri's run developed itself into a jog slowing down until she finally came to the foot of the wall, her breath regulating itself as she spoke up. "I have no idea how we're getting up there."

Manny
 player, 57 posts
 Minion for hire
Thu 29 May 2014
at 17:00
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The little goblin had begun scrambling up the heavily textured rock-face without pause when Evarri's voice reached him from behind and stopped him short. Letting go of the wall with one clawed hand he stared down thoughtfully at the girl from his nearly eight foot vantage, suspended in space like a tattered pennant with no breeze to send it aflutter. There was no point in looking for an alternate route. None existed in this place, for young Evarri had never discovered them. There was only the white cliff and whatever tantalizing mystery awaited them at the top...

"You know..." Manny exclaimed after a moment. "We goblins is actually a lot stronger than we looks."

Dropping to the ground like a cat he regained his footing and began to circle Evarri with a look of careful scrutiny. "What does you weigh, luv? Four stone? Five on a full stomach? That's easy-peasy that is."

Five-stone! Cor, but his legs would buckle under that kind of load. Only the girl didn't know that and her sub-conscious was up in the carriage seat holding the reigns. He just had to play his cards close to his chest and maybe, just maybe, this would work.

"I could 'aul that all day long," he said with a resolutely straight face. "Come 'ere, luv, lets have a try."

'Its a good thing Ol' Manny can cheat at cards wiff' the best of 'em' he thought as he completed his 'survey' and stepped in to lift the child off the ground.
Liandra Baobab
 player, 93 posts
Thu 29 May 2014
at 18:18
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra had to hold on tightly as Evarri sprinted off with the goblin. Consciously, Liandra made sure to dig in her claws into Evarri's shoulder. Half out of spit for nearly knocking her off her perch, and half because she would have fallen right off otherwise. Scrambling to the top of the girl's head, Liandra stared up at the giant white cliff. She scoffed at the height, unimpressed at it. "I climbed things higher than that." Liandra jumped off of the tuft of red hair, and reached up as high as she could against the white rocky wall.

The rocky surface made it very easy for the little pixie to latch on. From her higher vantage point, Liandra watched as the goblin tried his best to carry the young Evarri. She ignored them for now and jumped to a higher hand hold, choosing to be somewhat alone. Her mind was still lingering on her old tree. Liandra reached a small ledge, only wide enough for a pixie to sit on, and sat down. She leaned forward and watched the two as if they were tiny.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 115 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Thu 29 May 2014
at 21:16
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Claws dug deep but little Evarri appeared unaffected in her own sanctuary; the ease in which both Manny and Liandra had used to scale the wall which she had thought unclimbable in youth was uncanny. At her statement the goblin seemingly took pity upon the clawless human below, taking to level their height and even the problem ahead with a proposal of his own. The suggestion alone widened the girl’s eyes in disbelief, it may have been a child’s body but Evarri’s mind and logistics were still firmly settled behind the pools of liquid steel. “I’m just about twice your size. Plus those arms ain’t all that big! I doubt you could carry me Mr.” Heaving a sigh she brought her gaze up to the wall shoulders raising and falling in unison.

As Manny came forth to pick her up Evarri took one back, denying the ease to lift her as she shook her head once more.  “You go up and tell me what’s up and over will you?” The girl bobbed her head forcing a smile which didn’t reach her eyes. “You as well Pixie.” She called above, fully aware of the watchful eyes upon them

This message was last edited by the player at 21:17, Thu 29 May 2014.

Manny
 player, 59 posts
 Minion for hire
Thu 29 May 2014
at 21:32
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The grin which spread across Manny's previously staid facade threatened to split his upturned face in twain. "I can't fib you, Miss," he said with a wink.

"You sure then?" he asked, waiting only a moment for confirmation before turning back to the wall and clambering up.

"Come on then, Mousey. Lets not keep Miss Evarri waiting!"

The battered cliff face with all of its handholds posed little challenge to the likes of the agile goblin, especially once he accepted that the more precarious looking rests were actually as solid as granite. More so in fact as he couldn't physically alter the landscape in this dream realm if he tried, much less through careless scrabbling.

Slowly but surely the ground fell away beneath him as he worked his way ever skyward...
Evarri Verleden
 player, 116 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Thu 29 May 2014
at 22:41
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The wall stood resolute as they climbed, the suns heat never waning as they climbed higher and higher. It was a long trek even for skilled climbers such as these and with an infinite number of footholds to use without fear of it crumbling beneath them. Nearest the peak the bird’s caws and chirps became an orchestra of melody and tune, some high in pitch and some low.

The peak finally came, tufts of unfelt grass found and they were – texture less. They were neither hot nor cold, morning dew wasn’t hanging from each blade and the moisture couldn’t be felt. They were just there, an oddity to all senses but sight alone. Beyond those few feet of grass was – nothing.

The world stopped, an endless blue sky without a cloud in sight, an abyss with no life or anything of substance. The gulls which swooped through the air overhead shattered as they hit the invisible barrier, their essence splitting into a trillion shards simply ceasing to exist. That or to reform a meter down this empty scape, light dappling the white feathers as they clung to one another in rapid pace a Seabird swooping out and over the cliff for Evarri’s eyes to bear witness.

Apparently Evarri didn’t imagine what would be beyond, focused on her own world the one which brought her such joy. Why would there have been a need to think of what could be at such an age when wonder and amazement surrounded you at every glance, every touch, and every foreign stench or sound. It was a disappointment to see the memory’s world end so abruptly, but it showed what it focused upon. A place in which a child was happy, not one who longed to be somewhere else.

If they were to reach out or lean over this fixed wall they found that they couldn't. It was just that, a wall. No matter how much you pushed or pulled or scratched or sliced at this never ending pane of glass. It would not part nor scratch or dent, for this was an area the child could never explore and never wished or willed to be a part of.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:45, Thu 29 May 2014.

Manny
 player, 60 posts
 Minion for hire
Thu 29 May 2014
at 22:55
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Manny stood on the edge of oblivion staring out into the hidden mists of the mind. Nearby a seabird materialized from the void and went about its business as though the occurrence were perfectly natural. To Evarri's mind it had been, and such was the only mind this figment of a bird would ever possess.

"Well..." he exclaimed after a moment. "I dunno wot I was expecting to find..."

"Seems about right. I don't suppose no one ever promised her a castle just the other side of the cliffs or nuffin'," he said with a sniff.

Peering back down along the long descent Manny could faintly see a crown of copper staring back up at them. He waved meekly.

"I guess we 'eads back down then? Or maybe its time we says goodbye to this place..."

This message was last edited by the player at 22:59, Thu 29 May 2014.

Liandra Baobab
 player, 94 posts
Thu 29 May 2014
at 23:33
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra stared wide eyed at the endless abyss of blue. She had never seen anything like it, even in her dreams where she could imagine near impossible things. She scurried closer, as close as she could get before she hit an invisible wall. She ran a hand against it, pushing it to see if it could give underneath her strength. It was kind of disappointing and at the same time more than she expected.

"Thought there would be more though." Liandra bent down to examine where the ground had come to an end. She couldn't even lean over the edge to peer underneath it. "Could've thought there was a giant meadow or something."

Liandra returned to the cliff's edge, and looked down. She could see Evarri's red hair from up here. Looking at the cliff, she saw a small ledge and jumped down to it. "I'm bored with this place, let's go."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 118 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Fri 30 May 2014
at 00:22
Re: The Glowing Plaza
As if the world could hear their pleas to leave it decided to answer. The sight of the world shuddered, black claws cracking through its surface as if it were a beautifully intricate stain glass window being broken before you. Then just like that, it fell away, the smells and sounds and taste of salt on your tongue all gone to soon be replaced by the dreariness of reality.

The cold slick cobble could be felt underneath, both now on the floor bodies curled into the most comfortable positions they could muster without blanket or warmth. Eyes closed, they would have to force them open and push away the blur to come back to the sounds and smells of the alleyway. “You two alright down there?” The voice was the same, just with a different backdrop the original one. “It’s a bit groggy the first time, no worries though. You’re alive nothing gone.” A smile was mustered at the comment; it could’ve been a moment to steal certainly though not much. “Just think how hard that is to explain without showing people.” She added, smile turning into a grin because she had tried and inevitably failed in not so wondrous colours many times before. She was tempted to ask what was on the other side of the cliff, but giving them a moment to figure out what had occurred appeared to be the wiser option.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:20, Fri 30 May 2014.

Manny
 player, 62 posts
 Minion for hire
Fri 30 May 2014
at 02:06
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Eyes blinking groggily in the grey light of day, Manny struggled to make sense of his surroundings. His mouth was as dry as paper, and his cheek was stuck to the cobbles with a shiny film of drool. This at least was not an unfamiliar experience for the little goblin. It was - rather more to the point - something reassuringly solid to grab hold of.

"What... pretty little 'fing.... and the ocean..." he muttered sleepily.

All of the sudden he sat up with a start. Taking note of Liandra's still soundless form beside him and Evarri's smiling face overhead Manny heaved a deep sigh of relief. As if in answer a smile began to blossom upon his own face as well, slowly at first but steadily building.

"That was wonderful, Miss," he said appreciatively. "Really special sort of place."

"The, ah, the milit'ry pays pretty well for that sort of 'fing does they?"
Manny's tone sounded almost leading. He didn't ask why the army might have a need for Evarri's particular talent. He could come up with plenty of reasons all on his own.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 124 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Fri 30 May 2014
at 02:42
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The grin was vanquished at the question toward her occupation, her brow furrowing in doubt. “I think I get paid the same as the other recruits.” She recalled herself asking the others out of mere curiosity to find the meagre wages between them. It apparently had something to do with the war being so taxing, which would be a given. “Gets me by though, that enough has me not complaining.” It didn’t however stop her from asking about every detail when possible, she had been chastised on that a couple of times beforehand though. The very thought brought a smile back to her lips, though hardly noticeable.

“I don’t show people usually, being swept off your feet into dreams isn’t.” Hesitation met her as she grasped for the correct word. “Let’s say a lot of people disapprove of it, suspicious sort.” Years of experience had taught her that keeping cards close to your chest was the way to get around people. Sadly she never knew which people she was supposed to get around. “But if you ask, I won’t deny you an answer.” It was her own curiosity which had led her to that conclusion; it was inconvenient when you met a dead-end out of someone being uncooperative.
Liandra Baobab
 player, 95 posts
Fri 30 May 2014
at 06:11
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The brief nap left the little pixie groggy. Liandra's eyes fluttered open, taking in the familiar scenery once again. The alley way looked the same as before, Liandra had to guess how long she was out. Her eyes widened and she sprung to her hands and feet, like a cat with its back arched and ready to pounce. She looked over to Manny then turned back to see Evarri nearby. Relaxing a little, Liandra took a moment to stretch. There was a tiny satisfying pop in her spine as she bent backwards. "The ocean looked really pretty. Shame we couldn't see over the cliff."

Liandra jumped up to Evarri's shoulder, taking her usual spot on the red head. She started grooming her rat cloak, running her claws through the fur and picking out any gravel bits stuck inside. "Don't see why the army needs to see another bigum's memories." Liandra took her foot and scratched the under her arm. "What good is it to poke around someone else's head."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 126 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Fri 30 May 2014
at 14:03
Re: The Glowing Plaza
“They’re more interested in my more-.. recent memories.”  She offered the words in Liandra’s doubt of reasoning. “You couldn’t see over the cliff though? That’s a shame; it would have been nice to know something was there.” Pausing, Evarri found herself momentarily lost for words once again. The point of her ability didn’t really need to be discussed again. “You two are really good climbers. I doubt I could climb that cliff even now.” Feats of physical aptitude weren't going to be Evarri's strong suit in the nearest coming future.

As yet another fleeting breeze brought along the sounds of the carnival Evarri turned to meet its gust, bangs whipping to each side before she returned to facing them. “Do you need to be anywhere? I have sort of just stopped you both in the middle of a dark alley way.”
Manny
 player, 63 posts
 Minion for hire
Fri 30 May 2014
at 15:55
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Nah, Miss. Just emptiness on the otherside," Manny answered distractedly. He stuck a clawed finger absently into a broad, fan-like ear and began to dig about industriously. "Ain't got no place to be neither," he mumbled.

"Only... only I don't suppose you needs like a... like a cultural attaché or nuffin', Miss? I'm very cultural I am." He paused to inspect his finger before resuming his careful excavation. "I'm a reg'lar polyglot too. That means I 'as lots of glots, it does," he finished proudly.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 127 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Fri 30 May 2014
at 17:14
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Initially Evarri wondered why that might be, but she had already known the answer before the goblin had ran up to the cliff side. It might not have been a certainty, but the likeliness of it made it so, and it had been the case. “Cultural attaché?” She repeated nonchalantly. “I only do what my superior tells me. Well along the lines, and I think he would prefer me not taking someone he doesn’t know that well.” The girl replied disheartened at the answer she knew all too well the Goblin would receive. “Even someone good with languages.” She added.

“I could take you to him though, if you want to appeal to him yourself. He talks a lot about defending the Green Kingdom so if you’re really from here I’m sure you would get some form of job. Perhaps.” She continued with renewed zest. It was true she hadn’t seen a goblin prowling the recruitment area but it was a possibility for a job if the Goblin was indeed a polyglot.
Manny
 player, 64 posts
 Minion for hire
Fri 30 May 2014
at 22:19
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Oh I'm from everywhere, Miss," Manny replied earnestly. "Not a lot of goblins is wot you might call patriotic. Hard to get excited about a place that chases you out at the point of a pitch fork e'ery couple of months, but Nydelisien is as fine a home as any. At least a city goblin here is safe enough most of the time. And besides, three meals a day and a nice warm bed sounds pretty princely to me."
Liandra Baobab
 player, 96 posts
Sat 31 May 2014
at 08:50
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra scoffed at the mention of the army. Either army, green or white. She was fighting for her own side against both. "The army is made up no good bigums. You are nice enough, can't see why you want to work for them." The pixie crossed her arms over her chest. "I need to get to the border, though. Could use the company to travel with. Beats flying on my own."
Manny
 player, 66 posts
 Minion for hire
Sat 31 May 2014
at 13:20
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Manny looked up at Liandra on her perch.

"I 'fought you lived 'ere now, Mousey. What does you need to go to the Border for? Its dangerous round those parts."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 130 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Sat 31 May 2014
at 15:03
Re: The Glowing Plaza
“I don’t think you can be from everywhere, you can have visited or lived everywhere but you couldn’t have been born and raised everywhere. Were the words she returned to the Goblin’s own baffling saying.

“My superiors like to keep me close, so moving on without their leave or say so-.. It would lose me my place.”
She stated matter-of-factly explaining her position on becoming a travel companion. It wasn’t as if leaving would be hindrance in itself but her current position kept her on a tight leash. It was understandable; she had to be ready to move about as soon as information was received. It lead to her work being incredibly spontaneous, months of solid worked compared to weeks without. “But why would you want to go with bigums, I thought you detested them?”
Manny
 player, 67 posts
 Minion for hire
Sat 31 May 2014
at 15:29
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Oh I must have been born somewhere," Manny agreed. "Only I doesn't remember it too well, Miss, on account of bein' a wee babe and all you see. Must have been right tiring, I reckon, bein' born."

"I suppose you'd have to ask me dear Ol' mum, bless her nasty little 'eart. Only you'd need awful strong magic if you was hopin' for an answer. Can't imagine she's still alive after all this time. And even then you'd probably get somefin' like:

Little cave on the side of the mountain,
Corner of the dry brook and copse of birch trees,
The Forest


"Try sending the postman 'round there, Miss, and I reckon he'd just have a laugh at you."

Liandra Baobab
 player, 97 posts
Sat 31 May 2014
at 17:50
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra just shrugged in response to both questions. "I live here yeah, but I need to travel still. And traveling alone is really really boring. So even if you two are bigums and would just slow me down, I could use the company." The pixie stated little cut and dry.

"I'll come with you till you reach your stupid army boss then I'll be on my way." Liabdra stuck two fingers in her mouth and blew a loud ear piercing whistle. She waited for a brief moment, eyes tracing the sky. Further up a bird appeared, circling the trio. The red-bellied woodpecker landed on a nearby crate, it look like it had a small saddle and a pack on it. Most importantly it had a crossbow, the size of Liandra attached to its side. Liandra jumped off her perch and over to the woodpecker.

It chipped when it saw its master and Liandra rubbed its head affectionately. "Manny you should remember where you lived when you we're younger. It's important to know where you come from."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 131 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Sat 31 May 2014
at 18:22
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Well." Evarri answered, voice slowed as if a new question had arisen to cause her pause. “I guess that would have to do for an answer. For I can’t see that far back either.”

The sudden high pitched squeal which whipped between the sides of the Pixie’s mouth was incredible if ear-bleeding. How could such a small creatures make such a loud noise? Noting how Liandra’s head reared upward to look toward the sky Evarri did the same curious as to what the Pixie was searching for. The answer was a winged fiend in an alluring rich red swooping down to greet them.

Evarri’s eyes remained wide constantly focusing upon the flight to the floor, even gawking when Liandra patted it’s neck completely mystified by the situation.
Manny
 player, 68 posts
 Minion for hire
Sat 31 May 2014
at 19:52
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Manny directed an inquisitve glance at Liandra, whom by his own estimation had just informed him that she needed to travel - and this was the tricky part - because she needed to travel.

"Is you pixies like sharks or somefin' wot dies when they stop movin' about, Mousey?" he asked incredulously. "Anyways I can't unforget what I doesn't already know, can I? It'd be like one of 'em woss'names - a pair-of-doxies sort of 'fing."

This message was last edited by the player at 19:58, Sat 31 May 2014.

Liandra Baobab
 player, 98 posts
Sat 31 May 2014
at 21:59
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra swung her leg over the bird and sat in the saddle. She made sure the straps were nice and snug, and that her pack had everything she needed inside of it, taking the crossbow from the bird's side and slinging onto her back. Liandra looked at the goblin a little confused, the comparison between a shark and a root pixie making no sense to the pixie. She shook her head, "No, I just like to travel. The cities the bigums make are too grimy and disgusting."

Liandra snapped at the reins and the bird flew the small gap between the crate and Evarri's shoulder. The wooderpecker wasn't a humming bird, which were uncomfortable to ride, and couldn't hover like them. "Well I think it is a little sad if someone couldn't remember their home."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 133 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Sat 31 May 2014
at 22:17
Re: The Glowing Plaza
That was a point, the pixie had said she needed to travel not just that she had enjoyed such a venture. “You didn’t say you just like to, you said you needed to travel. Makes all the diff-…” Then the crack of reins came crashing down on her voice, as well as an approaching woodpecker beak first. Immediately Evarri took an alarmed step to the right, eyes wide in a perplexed state to the Pixie's actions. That thing had been heading right at her!

“Hey-.. what do you think you’re trying to do?” She blurted out, confused as to why the woodpecker had suddenly took on an attack stance toward her.
Manny
 player, 69 posts
 Minion for hire
Sun 1 Jun 2014
at 02:52
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Oy, Mousey!" Manny exclaimed, brandishing an admonishing finger in front of his face and giving it a vehement waggle. "You shouldn't be carrying on like that, startling poor Miss Evarri! Bad toof' Pixie! Bad!"

"Anyway, that's where you're wrong luv,"
he said, dropping his arm back to the side. "Home is wherever I chose to 'ang my boots and call kip. Leastwise it would be if'n I wore proper boots..." he admitted reluctantly after a moment.

"Who's makin' you live 'ere anyway if you hates it so much?"
Liandra Baobab
 player, 100 posts
Sun 1 Jun 2014
at 07:45
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra pulled hard on the reins, sending the woodpecker upward to avoid hitting Evarri. "Calm down, I was just trying to get Peaches to land on you." The bird, named Peaches flew to a nearby wall and perched itself on the wood, making Liandra have to sit awkwardly in the saddle. She pet the birds head, smoothing some of it's ruffled feathers. "Home isn't just where you sleep and eat. It's where family is, and where that warm feeling in your gut when you're happy comes from."

"I live here cause the forests around here are sick, no better than the grime here. Can't live in either of them, but I have to." Liandra shifted her weight in her seat, so that she can turn and face the two. "And even if they are bigums, they know how to make some good food."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 134 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Sun 1 Jun 2014
at 19:49
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Cautiously Evarri kept both pools of liquid steel centred upon the winged fiend, hesitant to believe it as docile to humans as it is to Pixies. “Home isn’t always where your family is. It is where you feel safe though, or as close as you can come.” She corrected, her voice slowly levelling out from the previous sudden shock of feather and claw.

“The only reason you stay here is because of, quality food?” The very idea was not one Evarri could come to terms with. Food had never been something which would attract her to a location, though it would be a concerning factor for her survival… but that wasn’t the necessarily the same.

Shaking the thought the auburn haired girl turned her attention to Manny. “I can take you to the officers now then, since Liandra has sorted out her-… travel.” Again she offered a stray look to the bird, focusing on the points of its claws and the tip of its beak.
Manny
 player, 70 posts
 Minion for hire
Sun 1 Jun 2014
at 21:01
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Comin', Miss!" Manny exclaimed as he diligently hopped to attention. For his own part he'd had about enough of the current conversation which seemed to have got lost on its own circular logic.

Guarding his mouth with the back of his hand conspiratorially he addressed Evarri in sotto voce that carried more like a stage whisper.

"I don't 'fink she knows why she lives 'ere or why she's got to go, Miss. Fairy folk is a strange sort between you n' me."
Liandra Baobab
 player, 101 posts
Tue 3 Jun 2014
at 09:10
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Liandra pouted, "I know why I live here." she wanted to say it was because her forest was destroyed long ago by the armies of both nations, but she bit it back. While she liked the two, she wasn't trusting them with her personal stories. They are bigums after all. "Cause it's the least terrible place in this whole terrible kingdom. Nothing like Grandidier's Baobab. But I'm... stuck here." She shrugged, even she wasn't too convinced by her answer. "And I'm not a pompous fairy. I'm a ROOT PIXIE. You're the weird one. Talking with a stupid accent, don't know what you mean half the time."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 135 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 3 Jun 2014
at 21:42
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Allowing the conversation to drift by and replying with a vague nod of her head toward the Goblin’s own opinion. It didn’t appear to change Evarri’s expression perhaps to the point where she simply complied with Manny’s thoughts to avoid the topic altogether.

Turning her back on the pair she began her journey to exit the alley, the air had become increasingly thick. “I don’t think we need to start pointing out faults of each other, nothing decent comes of it.” She added her words not stern instead apathetic. “Manny, I’ll take you to the camp now, if you’re coming still.” A consistent walking pace led the auburn haired girl into the crisp air of an afternoon which was nearing dusk.

At the last moment of the alley she took a single glance behind, noting whether they were following or not before heading out toward the encampment. If they were lucky her commander may still be in a decent state to have a conversation with.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:12, Wed 04 June 2014.

Gorim Goldhorn
 player, 22 posts
Wed 4 Jun 2014
at 01:09
Re: The Glowing Plaza
From: Dead Mountains

Gorim did his best to avoid most of the people of the city on his way to Bishop's shop, making sure his pouch of gems was safe and unassuming. He luckily looked menacing enough that most citizens moved out of his way anyway, and he made quick strides and took side routes to get there as fast as possible. When he arrived at the shop he noticed it was closed and there hadn't been anyone here for a good while. He cursed silently as he looked around, but saw no sign of Bishop.

Gorim sighed before sitting down on a nearby bench. "I suppose I should find a mild distraction till he returns." He decided to stay seated for a while, just enough to get more rest from the mountain trip, but he still needed to get to a potion mixer so he could avoid any possible disease he got from the Blood Beaks.
Manny
 player, 73 posts
 Minion for hire
Wed 4 Jun 2014
at 20:02
Re: The Glowing Plaza
"Right behind you, Miss," the little goblin replied cheerfully. If he'd taken any offense to the root pixie's comments it certainly didn't show.

Bounding along behind the much taller woman he rounded the corner and suddenly drew up short with a look of nervous indecision. Seated there before them on a park bench was an armored behemoth who wore the markings of have having recently seen battle, and the warrior's horned helm looked decidedly too real for Manny's comfort. Though the sounds of revelry drifted down the myriad byways radiating off of the Glowing Plaza and the carnival therein, the three of them (or the four of them as the case may be) were otherwise momentarily alone.

"I'm afraid to ask if that's 'is blood 'es wearing, or someone else's..." he said quietly.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 139 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Wed 4 Jun 2014
at 22:05
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The first corner toward their destination had brought up another oddity, a brutish looking furred giant. It was the look akin to that of when she first spotted the goblin and pixie, her pace faltering but she sort no equivocation of the situation.

Manny’s hushed tone was meagrely taken into the air, reaching Evarri who failing of something decently friendly to say decided to grasp at straws. Not asking any permission she stepped forth, pretty much being level with the fighter when he was sitting down, he was tall, definitely. “Sir.” She piped up, voice level in the face of an intimidating aura as she attempted a friendly smile. Admittedly, her smile wasn’t the most convincing but it was the thought behind which count, was it not? “I’m positive I don’t need to tell you this, but you are drenched in blood.” The auburn haired girl paused searching for some sort of reception. “Are you wounded?” She continued, direct in her questioning.

The auburn haired girl reminisced over the moments as a child, you were but a mere lamb in a flock and others would come to help lick your wounds. In adulthood it was hardly ever the case, pride overwhelming most as they deny the offer for help claiming it to be charity. It was an odd concept, to reject something beneficial for something like pride. Evarri could only observe it in a few lights, one being that you wished to be able to prove your independence.
Gorim Goldhorn
 player, 26 posts
Thu 5 Jun 2014
at 00:11
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Gorim flinched at the sudden disturbance to his peace and grunted loudly, not really as a means of insult, just how he breathed some times, but he wasn't about to explain that. He initially ignored the question, observing the woman and her companions, an odd bunch to be sure. He then turned his attention to her comment about him covered in blood. He hadn't really thought about it or it's effect on peoples opinion of him, but he was indeed covered a good portion, and it was only then that he remembered his own injury. "....No." The hesitation just enough for someone to notice, and he felt that his arm was ever so slightly shaking.

Loss of enough blood, infection, or cut tendons, any one of those could have been the reason. He also noticed he was breathing a little heavier than usual, though he doubted this group would realize. "Excuse me, I need to see a friend." He rose to his feet, hoping to simply get away and maybe find a place to clean up and then find a healer when he suddenly dropped to left knee, roaring a bit in shock as well as anger, showing such a weakness to others. It was then that he felt the sting of a decent sized gash on the back of his left leg, wondering if the adrenaline was still allowing him to move before.

Shit. He thought to himself as kept his face down, doing his best not to make eye contact with the woman. He sighed as he realized how pathetic he looked, so he decided to attempt to rise to his feet again, his leg buckling slightly. He looked at the woman, but still avoided eye contact. "....I'm fine." Lying was clearly not his best skill.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 140 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Thu 5 Jun 2014
at 00:53
Re: The Glowing Plaza
The bestial grunt made her dubious as to how her intentions were received, unsure if it was merely a method of trying to rid her without sentence. Evarri awaited the beings reply, only receiving a rudimentary no which made her doubt the underlying truth behind it. Her head gingerly tilted right, as if unintentionally asking a silent question for conformation.

Instead though the Minotaur saw it fit to try and leave their presence with a justified excuse, Evarri seeing no qualms until the towering figure dropped to one knee with sizably terrifying roar. Flinching at the sudden ring in her ears and by instinct slid her right foot back, retreating from its epitome eyes wide. However as soon as she moved back she moved back forward, an odd blanched concern etched into her face. “Where we’re going has healers, up at the army courtyard. It's not so far.” Her voice was hasty, urgently trying to pass on the information. Her offer needn’t be confirmed it was clear what she had intended.

The reluctance of admitting to the wound was however a problem which Evarri knew would arise. “Before you reject, I'll say this; pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.” The girl’s voice remained level throughout, her eyes looking to the leg which had buckled before the Minotaur’s face again. The quote she had repeated had helped her through many decisions, hopefully it would too stamp out the sprouting indecision before it came to fruition.
Manny
 player, 74 posts
 Minion for hire
Thu 5 Jun 2014
at 01:32
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Manny cocked his head to the side in dubious response to the minotaur's halfhearted protestations.

"I was just 'finking that, guv. Here I was just sayin' to myself, 'Oi, Manny - there's a bloke who looks right as rain if ever you did see one'. Its as plain as the nose on your face really. Snout sort of. Er, muzzle possibly?"

Pushing ahead rather than dwell on the warrior's anatomical peculiarities, he continued:

"Only, and I know this will sound right daft, guv, but supposin' you was hurt - hypothetically speakin' of course. And it just sort of hadn't hit you yet. Well might be that a trip to the old chirurgeon for a look-see could do you some good, am I right?"

This message was last edited by the player at 01:33, Thu 05 June 2014.

Gorim Goldhorn
 player, 28 posts
Fri 6 Jun 2014
at 02:42
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Squish the sarcastic one later He thought as he glared at Manny for a moment before pndering for a minute about his situation. He wasn't in the best of shape right now, and if he rather not get robbed or possibly killed for his equipment. He muttered something before sighing and looking at the woman. "Very well. I will accompany you to your destination, at least to seek aid." He reached for his shield and sword that had been leaning against the wall, the pain in his leg was intnse, but he still would prefer to carry his gear, whether the others could help or not. He grunted again before speaking again. "I admit....I don't know the city well." He rather didn't relish the thought of wandering the city in search of a healer, and what luck he'd have in the middle of a carnival.
Manny
 player, 75 posts
 Minion for hire
Fri 6 Jun 2014
at 20:01
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Manny quailed behind Evarri's legs in the face of Gorim's withering glare.

"Er, after you, Miss," he exclaimed after a moment.

To: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Evarri Verleden
 player, 142 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Fri 6 Jun 2014
at 20:13
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Manny’s sarcasm and words had Evarri briefly taken aback, it was definitely a method of finding where he could tread or not. It had furthered her own point though, perhaps not in the best light..  Nodding to the Minotaurs reply she turned her head to Manny, then once more to the warrior. “I suppose we don’t need to get along.” The matter was brutally honest, before she placed her attention on the shield-wielding giant. “And don’t worry. I’ve got a decent memory we won’t get lost.” She added turning to begin in the direction of the courtyard though she pre-emptively halted looking over her shoulder. “You can walk, right? You can use me as a crutch if you need to.” Manny was out of the question due to his height and well-.. it wasn’t even worth considering how Liandra would fair in that scenario.

If the offer was accepted, Evarri uncomplaining would offer herself as a support to the Minotaur as to not put as much pressure on his wounded leg. Otherwise she would keep at a slow pace, checking behind her every so often to check she hadn't lost anyone in the process.

[To: Nydelisien Army Courtyard]
Gorim Goldhorn
 player, 29 posts
Sat 7 Jun 2014
at 01:57
Re: The Glowing Plaza
He looked at the woman and then down at his leg, lifting it up and flexing. "No, I will be fine." He walked with a bit of a limp, but he was mostly able to maintain a decent speed. On top of it all, he didn't want to be seen being supported by another, but did wonder if she would even be able to support his weight with all his armor on.

To Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Gorim Goldhorn
 player, 39 posts
Fri 1 Aug 2014
at 00:58
Re: The Glowing Plaza
From: Nydelisien Army Courtyard

Gorim made his way back to the Glowing Plaza, attempting to avoid the bigger crowds. He wasn't very sure what to do at the moment, not exactly familiar with the city enough to know where a good place to relax would be. He watched as the children urged their parents to the carnival still, and pondered going to the collection of entertainment, though doubted he would find anything of interest.
Gorim Goldhorn
 player, 43 posts
Sun 17 Aug 2014
at 05:28
Re: The Glowing Plaza
Gorim wandered the Plaza for a while, watching as people went about there business, noticing that most tried not to look in his direction. He sighed loudly as he realized he had nothing to do, but he still needed to sell his findings to Bishop. "I suppose I have no choice but to find a better distraction. Maybe i'll go check see the carnival, as much as it pains me." He hefted his gear as he made way for the carnival.

To: Carnival