Nydelisien Army Courtyard.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 29 posts
Sat 17 May 2014
at 19:10
Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Nydelisien flags hang in the grand courtyard set aside for the army. Recruits train with their dummies and their sergeants, commanders rest in their tents planning out new strategies, and a large window allows the Hullens to watch over everything.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 16 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Mon 19 May 2014
at 22:42
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
“Those who oppose us, oppose a just rule.” A rough, aged voice which clawed at your throat came from the man before her. He was dressed in the iconic garb for the Nydelisien officers; varied selections of greens were woven into the military wear, milk white trim embroidery about its edges to break the harder lines. It was no wonder why many folk had claimed them to be lavish, but nonetheless they were efficient.

A stray breeze swept through the tent bringing the sound of clashing steel to the tent and sending the entrances hanging white drapes a flutter as well as several stray pieces of paper. Thankfully most had something weighing them down, ranging from books to statues or even a name plinth which consequently put it out of the main line of sight. The tent was littered with oak furniture, most had wounds upon their otherwise slick surface showing their age and wear.

The auburn haired girl stood before the aged grey-haired veteran wide eyed and listening intently to each throated word. “We are the line of defence for our kingdom. To those which seek to be a threat to our citizens, we are peace keepers of the great kingdom, the green kingdom. You wouldn’t threaten a place such as this, would you Evarri?” The figure which stood before him immediately bobbed their head with an accommodating. “No, Sir.”

The veteran’s head dipped if only out of courtesy, his features were still prominent but age had taken to him as it had the furniture. The flesh about his ‘Adam’s apple’ had begun to crease, lines simply littering his face and even his calloused hands had been peppered by liver spots. He did however stand with a presence, a wisdom which befits a few but Evarri thought he looked tired, wishing for rest and the long pause between the continuations of his words almost confirmed it. “Good. You know why I’ve sent for you?” The girl’s brow furrowed in thought, her eyes narrowing before she spoke up her voice light and verging on a monotonous melody. “I believe it is either to do with my previous task, or the one which shall soon be before me?” The officer shook his head, keeping his face an iron mask to cage his mind and heart. “Neither, your abilities have served us well in the time you’ve spent with us. At the time being we have no urgent pressing matters or events you need to attend. Your kingdom simply asks that you stay in an arm’s reach so that we may call upon you in urgency, do I have your word?” In a repetition of her previous act her head lowered stating. “Yes, Sir.” Another< exchange of nods was offered before the veteran turned his attention to more pressing work, turning around and moving about the tent and its multiple desks. “You have my leave.”

 Another word needn’t be said, Evarri turned tail and moved toward the exit outstretching her left hand to merely part the white sheets which barred her way. Passing underneath them the ring of steel against steel became louder as the brighter more natural light momentarily took her vision from her. Once her eyes had readjusted she witnessed the wide birth of the camp, recruits pitting their power against one another sending sand aloft into the pungent air of hard-work and exertion.  Many a face was beat red, panting or working or talking. They all seemed to be doing something which left Evarri as the only idle stander.

Go lose yourself on the frontlines like your devil of a father, witch! Shaking her head at the thought she set to reprimand her dawdling, leaving the encampment seeking something else. She wasn’t entirely sure where she was heading but neither did she need too.

[To: Glowing Plaza]

This message was last edited by the player at 00:37, Tue 20 May 2014.

Evarri Verleden
 player, 146 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Sat 7 Jun 2014
at 21:40
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
[From: Glowing Plaza]

The upbeat song and laughter from the carnival were all but whispers here, only passing the ear if on the unlucky end of a stray breeze which majestically made its way through the cityscape. The small walk wasn’t far, no more than fifteen minutes were consumed before they could hear the song of steel against steel and the general murmurs of conversation. Several banners rose skyward, the defined colour of green painted upon their surface, more so were in view as they came to the entrance a large opulent archway allowing passage into this particular courtyard.

Evarri reflected that the noise had died down from earlier today, presumably by the presence of the carnival. A honey-pot for attraction even to those who worked in the forces, their well-earned coin probably lost on some gamble this evening.  “How’re you holding up?” She asked, offering a glance to the wounded Minotaur.  It was only a few more moments until they passed under the archway, surely then they would be able to treat his wound with relative ease. Evarri however would have to be a negotiator.. the doctor here was to treat those wounded in training and help to keep them healthy for the incoming wars, that and mend those who had the occasional scuffle in the streets.

Will it come to bite me later? She wondered but there was no time for such callous thoughts, she was to run amuck in the courtyard today. After all, she could make a logical guess that this definitely was a norm to bring in a wounded stranger and a goblin polyglot.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:28, Sun 08 June 2014.

Manny
 player, 79 posts
 Minion for hire
Sun 8 Jun 2014
at 20:15
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
[From: Glowing Plaza]

"And so I says 'pull the other one, guv', its got bells on' and I swear on me gran's grave that if looks could kill my heart would've turned into a stone in my chest," Manny regaled with a full-throated cackle.

"Anywayyyy.... turns out the old bugger was a druid after all, an' Merv n' me we're lucky enough to get away before he decided to turn the pair of us into matching lawn ornaments. It was round about then we realized it was time we were movin' on... oi, Mister, are you still listen' to me? Only it looked like you'd glazed over there for a moment-"

Manny drew up short behind Evarri and peered around her legs at the impressive archway and the half glimpsed courtyard beyond.

"Are we here then, Miss?"

This message was lightly edited by the player at 20:15, Sun 08 June 2014.

GM
 GM, 205 posts
 My word is law.
 But I'm a cool guy :3
Sun 8 Jun 2014
at 22:21
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
As the group neared the medical tent, the head healer turned and  faced Evarri. Before he said anything he made sort of a confused face when he saw her...companions. Its not often once sees a soldier like her walk into the courtyard with a scarred Goblin and a hulking Minotaur warrior. Odd. Shaking himself out of his daze he finally spoke as they got closer.

"Uh, hello soldier, can I....help you with something?
Gorim Goldhorn
 player, 30 posts
Mon 9 Jun 2014
at 01:56
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
From: Glowing Plaza

Gorim had ignored Manny's ramblings the way here, finding it rather irritating how talkative he was. Though he was still limping somewhat, he was able to keep pace. "I'm fine." He curtly replied, simply observing the courtyard and those around them, some giving nervous stares behind him no doubt. He turned toward the healer who had just addressed them, trying to size them up from a glance, but was little use, as he wasn't even sure what kind of work they do; medicinal or magical. He kept his mouth shut and just let Evarri do the talking.
Evarri Verleden
 player, 153 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Mon 9 Jun 2014
at 06:12
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
“We’re here.” She confirmed, glossing over the archway without much of a thought as she proceeded to the medical tent slowing to a halt as she was addressed. Well, as close as an address seemingly came. “Hello Doctor, I have a favour to ask. It wouldn’t be much trouble to help mend the Minotaur’s leg, would it?” A small gesture was made with a right hand toward the towering beast. I still don’t know his name, I should have asked. She berated herself before focusing her attention once more.

“Most of us are out, right? At the carnival so I don’t think it would be too much trouble.” Then again, Evarri was oblivious to the difficulties of mending wounds. It was presumably going to be a lot of hassle. “To add it to your schedule.” She added at the last second hoping it would rectify her ignorance.
GM
 GM, 211 posts
 My word is law.
 But I'm a cool guy :3
Mon 9 Jun 2014
at 23:51
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
The healer looked back and saw that other than a few sore trainees, the tent was pretty much empty.

"Well, normally this tent is reserved for members of the military..."

He took a good look at Gorim, eying his wound from afar,

"But given, your current state, and the request given b one of our own, and the fact that virtually no one is here or injured....Yes, step right this way and let be have a look mister....?
Gorim Goldhorn
 player, 31 posts
Tue 10 Jun 2014
at 01:11
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
"Gorim." He replied abruptly. He turned towards Evarri, and gave a slight bow. "Thank you, human." He didn't know her name, nor did he truly need to, but it was against his honor to not at least pay respects to those who assist, even if unwanted. He turned back to the healer, and nodded to follow. "I also have a wound on my arm." No need to hide it now, he figured.
Manny
 player, 80 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 10 Jun 2014
at 01:49
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Manny gave a little cough and shifted his weight from side to side. "Is uh... is you goin' to wait while they patch 'im up, Miss?" he inquired bashfully. "I reckon it could be a while..."
Evarri Verleden
 player, 154 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Tue 10 Jun 2014
at 17:14
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
“Much obliged.” Offering a content smile toward the healer she briefly glossed over Gorim, nodding to him. “It was nice meeting you Gorim.” She added at the last moment before drawing her attention to Manny’s small impatient plight. “Don’t think he’d appreciate strangers following him-.." The words came dubiously as if she were unsure about the situation and hesitation followed. "The commander should be in his usual tent.” Sealing away stray thoughts Evarri quickly proceeded toward the tent she had spent the midday in.

Its ivory sheets being gently caressed by winds as they approached, Evarri paused at the sheet holding it’s substance aloft for Manny to pass underneath prior to her doing the same. Once inside she parted a casual glance among the tent hoping to find her superior.
Manny
 player, 81 posts
 Minion for hire
Tue 10 Jun 2014
at 21:50
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Manny padded along obediently behind Evarri, pausing once he'd passed beyond the threshold to the officer's tent. "Knock-knock?" he asked aloud.
Nat'vasha Te'ect
 NPC, 1 post
 Nydelisian Commander
 Intimidating Presence
Tue 10 Jun 2014
at 22:16
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
(Gorim)

The healer nodded to Evarri as she left and returned to looking at Gorim.

"These are some nasty wounds, definitely infected, and from the blood color, I'd say....Bloodbeaks?"

He motioned his hand towards a cot for him to sit on and then he turned to a nearby shelf full of vials and bottles, occasionally stopping to pick one up and look at the labeled while he searched.

"What is it you do Mr. Gorim?"

--------------------

(Evarri & Manny)

As the two entered the commander tent, they saw nothing but shadows in the dimly lit area. Then a voice came from one of the corners,

"Ah, Evarri. Back so soon? And what is this you've brought me?"

If he didn't speak up, one might have never known that Commander Te'ect was even there in the first place.
Gorim Goldhorn
 player, 32 posts
Wed 11 Jun 2014
at 01:23
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
"I'm a mercenary." not necessarily a lie, Gorim thought as he watched the  healer. He escorted those who gave him the coin to survive and it mostly happened to be in the mountains. "Bloodbeaks were a change of pace for a simple recipe run." Gorim shrugged as he spoke, not really thinking much on it. when he had the time, he was actually amazed with himself they survived, but luckily it was a small group of them, with mostly children.
Manny
 player, 82 posts
 Minion for hire
Wed 11 Jun 2014
at 14:18
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Manny cleared his throat and took a step towards the unseen presence. In the gloom of the tent he suddenly felt a great deal less sure of himself.

"Er beggin' yer pardon your Honor, Sir, only - only I'm here to enlist right? Miss Evarri were tellin' me wot you didn't only need big lunks wot can bash someone upside the nog wif' a sword, and I 'fought 'why not Ol' Manny' am I right? I mean I likes three squares and a cot just as much as the next bloke, don't I? Er, that is if it's alright wif' you, your Majesty."

This message was last edited by the player at 14:41, Wed 11 June 2014.

Evarri Verleden
 player, 155 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Wed 11 Jun 2014
at 19:44
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
The Goblin’s forwardness was something not to be desired, though after Manny’s own words Evarri sought to affirm them. “Commander. This is Manny; he claims to be a polyglot, useful in some practises.” Namely the one she currently worked in though that needn’t be retold.

Not seeing any other need to control the situation she would happily allow Te’ect and Manny to take the reins of the direction of this conversation. Frankly, she needn’t be here she was merely what Evarri saw as a stepping stone for the small Goblin to use.
Nat'vasha Te'ect
 NPC, 2 posts
 Nydelisian Commander
 Intimidating Presence
Thu 12 Jun 2014
at 04:19
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
(Gorim)

"Dangerous work that mercenary business. Ah, here it is."

The healer pulled a vial off the shelf and loaded it into a syringe.

"This is gonna pinch a bit."

Without waiting for him to look at the needle he injected Gorim with the greenish liquid.

"That should stop the infection, let me tend to the wounds now."

---------------

"Polygot?"

He looked away from Evarri and down to the goblin in front of him.

"Katara hushu Te'ect. Us botara guhle Krotanian?"
Manny
 player, 83 posts
 Minion for hire
Thu 12 Jun 2014
at 15:06
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
[Language unknown:  "Resnde'ithhat? Setof, Stiiouate Te'ect, omne, M inreie Aleteiwe. Stckpo Menartratson, li Linderameund, int Ntio'lliv... A thukorain mi intwilera e Buttheant si e arethuain di. Onwhiv hahael, plsan. Fillss an loasdi. Utinec Manny, sesi Sonionhisverard, Fiil,"] the goblin replied with a smart salute.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 15:15, Thu 12 June 2014.

Nat'vasha Te'ect
 NPC, 3 posts
 Nydelisian Commander
 Intimidating Presence
Mon 16 Jun 2014
at 00:14
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Commander Te'ect nodded his head.

[Language unknown:  "Thueenavetheres. Som nti Ichtinwil houearnte ionveramewit latand lemone di oultinhis artmanmen omebe missis. Iesi saort taul conavethi taprlial Krotanian, stit'dionre ng."]

He moved from where he was standing originally to the back of his desk and began to observe a map of the gullet hanging from a bar going across the tent.

"What is it you want to do here exactly 'Manny.' Evarri seems to be fond of you, but surely you do more than say hello in 10 languages?"
Gorim Goldhorn
 player, 33 posts
Mon 16 Jun 2014
at 02:14
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Gorim tensed up at the needle jabbing into him. Though he wasn't necessarily 'afraid' of needles, he disliked the idea of being stabbed by something to help him. How should he know what's really in those things? He sighed a bit at his own thoughts though, he knew just how ridiculous a thought that was as herbs could easily be swapped for poisonous plats just the same. He nodded at the comment about his wounds, doing a quick mental check to see if anywhere else hurt; just some bruises and sore ribs, his leg and arm are the only real injuries.
Manny
 player, 85 posts
 Minion for hire
Mon 16 Jun 2014
at 02:52
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
"Oh me, your honor?" the goblin replied without releasing his stiff salute. "I'm easy. I can do lots of 'fings, just as you like, guv - 'm not just a pretty face and a cunning linguist. Odd Jobs Manny, my mates always say. As long as the price is right of course. And I can be right sneaksy when I needs to be, if I does say so me'self," he continued with a knowing tap upside his nose.

"Light as a feather, quiet as a mouse. Lift the ring right off your finger I could, guv. Leastwise not your finger, your Majesty. Wouldn't dream of trying it wiff one of your rings... pretty as it is..."

Manny paused here with a gentle frown as he considered whether the package spoke for itself. Somehow it still seemed to be lacking.

"I also does some pretty good bird calls, guv" he said decisively after a moment, a smile blooming once more on his despicable countenance. This was following by a lilting trill and sequence of pitched ululations. "Hear that? That's the brownish-bird-wot-has-blue-splotches-on-its-wings, guv. Pretty good, eh? Don't get too many of them 'round these parts this time of year."
Nat'vasha Te'ect
 NPC, 4 posts
 Nydelisian Commander
 Intimidating Presence
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 01:40
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
The commander nodded after Manny did his bird call.

"Well. It seems you do have a few skills at your disposal. You could be useful here indeed."

He thought for moment and spoke once more,

"Evarri. Do you vouch for him?"
Evarri Verleden
 player, 160 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 16:42
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
Seeing it as the most respectful course of action Evarri took a step back from the majority of conversation allowing Manny and the commander to pass dialect between each other. Neither did she comprehend the larger proportion of the language; she wasn’t even able to distinguish its base origin.

Nor was it a secret that she wasn’t one for the sophisticated world where everyone was able to discretely backhand one another with words alone. Therefore, when the ball had been handed to her she appeared mildly startled though was quick to recuperate her grounds callously answering. “I wouldn’t be able to do so. I’m not entirely well acquainted enough to know Manny’s goals or intentions.” The auburn haired girl paused, her eyes drifting downward toward the goblin then the Nydelisian commander.  However. If you do not recruit him on his merits alone, there is another possibility.”

Without asking permission, she continued her words a continual flow of unabating thought. “We have encountered previous problems where I lack the fundamentals to translate other languages, and so some of the knowledge I’ve passed on has been flawed.” An arm outstretched in Manny’s direction, the pools of liquid steel never leaving the commander. “The only method I can see to easily rectify this is to acquire a tutor, a polyglot being the most preferable.”

Evarri’s arms dropped to her sides, an unrelenting gaze still on the commander. Frankly, Evarri saw it as an easy solution. Neither would she have suggested it if she didn’t think it was worthwhile which she hoped the commander knew. It would also benefit her, and though the proposition was selfish it was a means of work to Manny something he could fall back on. A mutualistic relationship where both would benefit from the association, it just depended on Te'ect's final decision.
Manny
 player, 86 posts
 Minion for hire
Fri 20 Jun 2014
at 01:52
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
"Could do, Miss," Manny replied enthusiastically. "Would take a while though. Plenty of tongues outside the Gullet to learn you know."

"Only I 'fought yer memory was pretty good, Miss. Even if you didn't understand it shouldn't the sounds be there all proper like?"

Evarri Verleden
 player, 164 posts
 Nydelisien Force
Fri 20 Jun 2014
at 18:32
Re: Nydelisien Army Courtyard
“Does that matter when I don’t know how to use the word?” She inquired a memory alike to hers did help more often than not. However it did not matter whether you could regurgitate a word when you were unsure of its true intention. “I suppose it would, but it’s only a small piece.” The auburn haired girl added afterward, thoughts straying onto other matters as she simply mislaid the presence of the commander however daunting it may be.