The Glowing Plaza.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
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.

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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."

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