Nydelisien Army Courtyard.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Manny
 player, 100 posts
 Minion for hire
Fri 1 Aug 2014
at 19:51
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
With no one standing between him and the table the little goblin eagerly made his way to the front of the 'queue' and reached for an empty bowl. "Fine kitchen you 'ave here, guv. Very 'milit'ry' like. Very woss'name, ah - commendable. Show's a tidy mind, it does. What's your name then, mate?"
GM
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Tue 5 Aug 2014
at 02:39
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
The big man chuckled a little bit.

"Folks 'round 'ere tend ta call me Mike"

He hefted up a large ladle and promptly filled the Goblin's bowl and a second one for Evarri, setting it on the counter. The stew seemed to be your standard military mess hall dish, meat, potatoes, vegetables, but it looked pretty damn good.

"An I work with what I gots I do, no five star tools 'ere, but I can still make my food well enough."
Manny
 player, 101 posts
 Minion for hire
Wed 6 Aug 2014
at 18:23
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
"Well sure if it ain't a pleasure to make yer acquaintance, Mike-my-son," Manny announced as he dug into his second supper with abandon. "Name's Manny, if'n you like guv."

Pausing for a moment with a thin line of stew dribbling out of the corner of his mouth, the little goblin cocked his head to the side and smiled conspiratorially.

"Say, Mike, I bet a man in your shoes hears a 'fing or two around the camp am I right? If evers you wants to know some'fing go ask the cook first I always says; 'e knows who went and dun it sure as the day is long," Manny prompted expectantly.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:24, Wed 06 Aug 2014.

GM
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Tue 12 Aug 2014
at 03:28
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Mike nodded his head to one side and the other.

'Well I suppose I 'ere most'a whats going on around this place. Lots 'o people look'n ta loos'n their mouths with chit chat at a meal."

The big cook swatted his hand a fly that had buzzed its way inside the tent.

"Why ya ask? If ya don't mind my ask'n?"
Manny
 player, 103 posts
 Minion for hire
Sat 16 Aug 2014
at 11:26
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
In reply to GM (msg # 54):

"You hear grumblin' now and again about war with Zedia. More now than before, I should 'fink. Ol' Manny can't help himself but be curious."
GM
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Sun 24 Aug 2014
at 02:09
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Mike nodded his head,

"Aye, that's fair enough."

The large man scratched his chin,

"I've 'eard its gett'n more an' more bloody. Its been bad before, no doubt there, but somethin's change'n, the soldiers always talk about how they can feels it, 'in their bones' they say. Both sides are doin things they what not normally do, look'n to end it right quick."
Manny
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 Minion for hire
Wed 27 Aug 2014
at 00:46
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Manny nodded understandingly. "Just as I've been sayin', guv. I feels it in my water! What of the officers then, eh? What've they been sayin', wouldn't I like to know! The brass don't go nowhere but where the ranks go first."
GM
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Mon 1 Sep 2014
at 05:22
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
"Ya know actually..."

Mike leaned on the counter a little bit.

"I 'eard that the King's children are getting heavily involved now'a'days. Yup, Brue, Emile, and Jenine Huffen, all great warriors they is."
Manny
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 Minion for hire
Wed 3 Sep 2014
at 17:55
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
"The Huffenses' are getting into the mix now, eh? That is int'restin'. Old Kingy must be mighty sure of 'imself to let his bra- I mean, the royal princes and princesses off the old chain. I wonder what 'e knows then."

The little goblin finished off the last dregs of his meal and set his bowl down on the counter with a hollow note. "A kind thanks, Mike my son. You've been a real gent, and no mistake. You have yourself a fine evenin'. Miss Evari here was just going to show me the billets."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 188 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Sat 6 Sep 2014
at 00:57
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Evarri had remained silent for the whole affair, simply slowly dipping her spoon into the stew lifting aloft a chunk of meat or vegetable so often. In mute awareness, she listened to the cook and Manny converse unwilling to prove into their conversation – Evarri had no need to begin poking for information and the like.

Nothing was particularly inspiring; the only information vaguely interesting was that the children of royalty had decided to wander into the fray. Then again; the likelihood of them meeting one another was very likely none. That was, unless they got an assignment that too however seemed unlikely. Unencumbered by needing to speak between mouthfuls Evarri had finished a little before Manny, her brow arching at the reminder of her proposition. “Ah, yes do have a fine evening Mike. Wishing that the rest of your quiet day serves you well.” Turning her head to Manny she wondered what the small goblin had to gain from such information. Then again, many would say information was power and Evarri knew she wouldn’t disagree. “I can show you whenever, so when you’re ready?”

Manny
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 Minion for hire
Mon 8 Sep 2014
at 00:55
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
The little goblin trotted out behind his guide with a nod and a smile. "Now's as good a time as any, Miss. It's gettin' on in the day anyhow, I wouldn't be surprised if people are starting to come back from the plaza."
GM
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Sun 21 Sep 2014
at 15:56
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Most in the courtyard woke not to the rising of the sun, but to the rhythmic clanking of armor, swords, and the blacksmiths. The soldiers had finally come back from their night of enjoying the carnival, and they were still a bit groggy from the fun, drink, and lack of sleep, but that was nothing the drill sergeants couldn't fix. Those that were in a separate group from the basic foot soldiers had the luxury of sleeping in, if only for a bit, if they could block out the now alive courtyard that is.
Manny
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 Minion for hire
Tue 30 Sep 2014
at 13:22
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Morning came early to the billets and made scant exception for the little goblin. Chased out of the first cot he'd claimed by the return of the revelers, Manny had ridden out the greater part of the night in a makeshift bed amidst the rafters vowing to secure something better for himself come the new day. It was in such a mindset that he found himself now, traipsing through the military camp largely unquestioned and entirely unperturbed. Indeed, apart from a few sideways glances at breakfast the soldiers hadn't appeared to give much mind to him at all. Perhaps Nydelisein's truly was every man's army as the saying went.

In addition to drawing no great notice, it appeared the goblin had also been left with no great oversight. Manny wasn't sure who he reported to apart from Te'ect, and no one he'd encountered thus far had seen fit to take him to task for his idleness. And thus he'd taken it upon himself to ensure he was occupied. There were scarce few permanent structures in amongst the rows of tents that comprised the army camp, but the armory was one of them. The little goblin stood in the lea of the squat stone building peering into the keyhole of a sturdy iron lock that was conveniently hung at eye level.

"Quartermaster ain't got no time for the likes of Ol' Manny, do he?" he grumbled. "Well just a few moments and we'll make a go of it ourselves."

A padded roll of assorted picks materialized in Manny's hand and in short order the door swung open into the darkness. "Lets go have a butchers then, shall we?"
GM
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Mon 6 Oct 2014
at 23:16
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
The quartermasters hut seemed to be empty, save for its two new occupants, looked as though it was like that for a few days now, the quartermaster was most likely out on a supply run, setting up orders and all that. Rumor had gone round that one of his usual suppliers wanted to cancel their contract, and, well, he didn't seem to pleased about that. Most of the weapons left on the shelves were large swords, a few small maces, and the occasional bow. Nothing of remarkable merit really. However, near the back next to a few bundles of arrows was a decent set of daggers, fine make, sharp, they even had a very 'military' like design on the handle. While it was probably against regulation to simply take military supplies, no one but the quartermaster would probably notice, and he wasn't going to be here for a while.
Manny
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 Minion for hire
Fri 10 Oct 2014
at 01:34
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
"These are nice and fancy like," Manny exclaimed as he padded across the crowded floor and scooped the pair of daggers up by the handles. "Very professional. Only fitting for the army's newest diplomatic corpse, hey? Can't expect anyone would mind."

"N' look at, some extra uniforms,"
he continued, clambering up a shelf of sundry colored garments and gamely slipping an oversized tabard over his head.

"A couple of these and a sewing needle and I'll be ready for the parade grounds, you mark my words. What does you 'fink, Miss?" He pinned the shirt close to his chest between two clawed fingers and did a little twirl on his perch.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 194 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Fri 10 Oct 2014
at 11:31
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Awoken by the usual clamour of steel being pitted against steel, two still pools of molten silver observing the structures above. If, you could call it that; it wasn’t exactly beautiful instead a nest of log and joints thrown together. Well, what were you to expect if you were a simple common soldier? The red-head brought herself up, not content with laying in for a few more minutes with the sound of blade ringing in her ears she swung both legs off the cot and took to her feet. Her usual viridian coloured Nydelisien themed garments swiftly slipped on – moments later she was wandering the courtyard before she spotted Manny. The little goblin was poking into the quartermasters, and Evarri sought to accompany him in his endeavour.

Silently, she listened to his words curiosity being the only expression which bloomed. Once the door was open, she stepped inside with Manny her peripheral vision taking in the wink of steel and iron. Gingerly she moved through the aisles, taking in the colours and weaponry which were on display. That was until Manny brought attention to himself, turning her head inclined right as she observed him twirl – a smile gracing her lips. “Fitting; well not so much – but sewing needles and such.” Allowing another moment to pass, she nodded affirming her words. “It’s good; we can prod the quartermaster once he gets back.” That, or they could take it without their wishes. It was however for the better of the army, well the little Goblin surviving who probably knew more words then the whole courtyards occupants combined; that was beneficial. That, or she was twisting her own words… probably the latter. “Is there anything else, or is that it?”
Manny
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Sat 11 Oct 2014
at 18:38
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
"Not unless he's gone n' left the petty cash layin' about," Manny announced as he hopped down to the floor and began to stuff the tunic into his pack.

"Only joking, Miss," he added with a wink.

"How about you, Miss. Fancy a morningstar? Maybe a nice crossbow?"
Nat'ute Te'ect
 NPC, 1 post
 Tall, dark, and ruthless.
Mon 20 Oct 2014
at 03:45
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
"How about a job?"

Neither Manny nor Evarri noticed the presence of the Elven man who's voice was heard behind them. He stood in the doorway with in his military robes with a a cocky look on his face that Evarri recognized immediately.

Nat'ute Te'ect, a fellow agent of the Nydelisian army. He, like Evarri, reports directly to Nat'vasha, to whom he is related to through their clan name, and is easily known by his peers. He is good at his job, one of the best assassins and spies in the force. However, he is known for being ruthless and cutthroat, undoubtedly planning every move to get closer to Nat'vasha and move through the ranks. Most respect his skill, but wouldn't trust him to save their life if he wasn't getting anything out of it.

"I was sent to find you two by my Nat'vasha. I am to deliver a job description to test our new recruit."

He eyed Evarri and Manny, observing their reactions as he waited for one of them to speak.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 195 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Mon 20 Oct 2014
at 09:15
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Those pools of starlight widened, though to even the keenest eye it could go unseen. It wasn’t as if she believed the trial of stealing and pickpocketing to be so low; in truth if she had to sink to such ‘standards’ she wouldn’t think twice about it.  If it kept food upon a plate however rusted it was worth it. Yet, in a situation like this? Where you didn’t need to steal – then and only then did Evarri see it as something beyond her comprehension. Thankful that it was merely in jest, her eyes glossed over the equipment. “No. I suppose I could use a crossbow perhaps but I don’t believe it to be necessary.”

A voice resonated through the armoury touching upon polished metals; Evarri simply pivoting as if she knew who it was. That she did though was taken by surprise by his presence it was easy enough to cover up though. “Nat’ute, thank-you for bringing this to us.” The red-head padded forward, eyes watchful and wary as she openly studied Nat’ute’s form. “I’ve heard more about you, both good and bad but the ends justify the means.” Evarri paused in her speech, emphasising her last word yet no malice or fractiousness stood behind it. Usually, do they not?”

A smile played about her lips as she took another step forward, holding out her hand to him. “It’s a pleasure though; this is Manny if you were wondering. No doubt you were informed.” The smile split into a playful grin, both eyes brightening. “Oh, have you found out what I can do yet? Or are you still in the dark on that piece of information?” Evarri always found out how it was amusing that she was the worst to plan around; or act against the enforcement. It was as if she were a walking diary, recording all that which went on. It was best not to let everyone know that. However if Nat’ute had been told about it recently.. well her leverage would’ve been spoiled. “Besides that, the job description?”
Manny
 player, 112 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 21 Oct 2014
at 00:10
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Manny jumped at the sudden interruption very nearly tripping over his own feet before casting his beady-eyed gaze upon the new arrival.

"Well you've done found us. So whats the job then, guv?" he asked, trying to appear rather more suave than his first impression would suggest.
Nat'ute Te'ect
 NPC, 2 posts
 Tall, dark, and ruthless.
Mon 24 Nov 2014
at 01:43
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Nat'ute nodded to his two associates.

"Information will come on more important matters later Ms. Verleden, for now Manny's skills will be tested, and you will aid him."

The shadowy man motioned towards Manny whilst he spoke.

"You both are tasked with meeting an informant in the forest outside of the Bulwark. He will have information on our enemies that you are to bring back when you report. Normally your....initiation, for lack of a better term, would be here within the city bounds, but this is a pressing matter and should suffice just fine. Do you have any questions before I leave you to prepare?"
Manny
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Mon 24 Nov 2014
at 02:26
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
"Well for starters 'who are we meeting' so I doesn't bring you back the yammering of some-bloke-wot-just-happened-to-be-nearby?" Manny prompted with a quizzical look.
Nat'ute Te'ect
 NPC, 3 posts
 Tall, dark, and ruthless.
Mon 8 Dec 2014
at 01:42
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Nat'ute nodded to the question,

"You'll be meeting a spy we have stationed within White Kingdom's nobles. He's really more of a traitor, motivated by his own ambition, but I wouldn't call him that when you see him face to face."

The elf tugged on the shoulder of his coat,

"He was told to wear a cloak with a green patch on its shoulder, and he's an Orc. We don't get many Orcs around these parts, let alone having one skulk around the Bulwark, so you shouldn't have too much trouble identifying him."
Manny
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 Minion for hire
Wed 10 Dec 2014
at 01:13
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
"An orc down about the Bulwark," Manny remarks as if checking items off a mental list. "Easy-peasy, guv. Can't imagine that should cause us any great trouble at all, right miss?" he asks Evarri, looking for affirmation.

"I hasn't got nuffin' left in camp wot needs doin'. We can be off straight away."

Game for a transition if Evarri is ready. Nothing more to do here.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 197 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 16 Dec 2014
at 10:21
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
“I doubt it will be difficult.” Evarri remarked, her head casually lolling to one side a wary look focused upon Nat’ute. “We can head out immediately, I’ll simply want to gather some basic provisions – it won’t take long though.” Blunt as always, she added a nod toward Nat’ute moving to collect the mentioned provisions before joining Manny for their minor adventure. Curious as to whether she should seek the aid of that Minotaur from earlier – if only to cease his odd ‘honour’. It didn’t feel appropriate having someone owe her.