LOCATION : The Dragon's Den (Under New Management)   Posted by DM.Group: 0
Gedd
 player, 364 posts
 Half-orc archer
 and Not-Dragon-Slayer
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 14:13
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
"Centakri!" Gedd responds without hesitation. "They sound like my type of people!"

He joins Kezra on her side of the table and copies the way she holds out her hands.
Wyn Roth
 player, 558 posts
 Undertaker Extraordinaire
 and Not-Dragon-Slayer
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 15:14
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
"I know ..." Wyn responds to Winnie.  Then stays quiet, eating as the others talk.
Berta Roth
 player, 312 posts
 Human Female Dragonfriend
 Let's do it my way
Sat 22 Oct 2016
at 06:21
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Berta is on the brink of making an equally ribald response to Fless, but catches Kezra's eye and settles for a small polite smile ... though as the council-woman turns away, she sticks her tongue out at the two Callie brothers, a broader grin lighting her face thereafter, nodding as Gedd praises Aldon.

When Kezra proffers first thanks and then reward, Berta is surprised but grateful, standing awkwardly and self-consciously as she follows Gedd to join her brother on the opposite side of the table, motioning Wyn to do likewise, not daring to look at either Fless or Elsin as she copies Kezra, holding her hands out at her side.

"Nobody ever accused me of being careful," the warrior-woman notes wryly.  "More like to say I act before I think and open my mouth when I should keep it shut ... though I'd argue the point, of course."

"Guess I should try to do something about that," she muses, and that admission brings a blush to her cheeks where all the teasing of the Callie brothers couldn't.

"I choose Lentakri ?"  Berta is firm in her choice, though her voice holds a note of uncertainty over just what she's committed to.
Kezra Callie
 NPC, 81 posts
 council member
 Valarez
Sat 22 Oct 2016
at 16:17
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Wilric hops up and stands beside Gedd choosing centakri as well.  Once Wyn is in place and responds Kezra starts.

"Brought forth from The Mother, the centakri and lentakri are forever joined to one another.  Equals yet different.  Both protect the flow of The Mother.  Through this oath you become true Antrim Guard, brothers and sisters to the protectors of The Mother.  Let their blood flow through your veins."  Those who have chosen lentakri are shown a tightly closed fist by Kezra.  Those who have chosen centakri she shows a a cupped hand, palm facing up.

When each of you mimics her hand Kezra places closed fists above closed fist.  You feel your hand stiffen, unable to flex your fingers.  The feeling does not last.  Then she places an open hand above open palms.  Water trickles from her hand to yours.  It fills your palm and you feel as though your hand itself becomes a part of the liquid before the liquid magically evaporates.

Once the oath is finished Kezra smiles at the Roths and moves back to her seat.
Wyn Roth
 player, 560 posts
 Undertaker Extraordinaire
 and Not-Dragon-Slayer
Sun 23 Oct 2016
at 14:01
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
For a moment Wyn seems conflicted, but then the Cleric appears to win out over the bard.  "Lentaki." Wyn responds standing alongside his siblings and following along with them.
DM
 GM, 1908 posts
Sun 23 Oct 2016
at 14:51
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
"A step beyond the White Dragon of Senectus and a step closer to the White Dragon of Valarez."  Elsin says with a look to his sister while everyone retakes their seats.
Gedd
 player, 365 posts
 Half-orc archer
 and Not-Dragon-Slayer
Sun 23 Oct 2016
at 15:59
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Gedd is fascinated by the ritual and the way it made his hand feel afterwards. Finally he looks from his hand to Kezra's face and he smiles.

"Thank you. That's a great honour you have given us, isn't it? We will try to always be worthy of it."
Berta Roth
 player, 314 posts
 Human Female Dragonfriend
 Let's do it my way
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 13:23
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Berta is uncharacteristically nervous, though she tries not to show it, making a fist as Kezra instructs, her jaw tightening and eyes widening just a fraction as she fins her hand locked in place, visibly relaxing as the councilwoman completes the ritual and she can move it again, her broad smile returning as she realises it's all over and done with.

Elsin's comment ... is as obscure was she might expect, though she supposes that she ought to know the meaning of it, and makes a mental note to ask Wyn about it, and about the Centakri and Lentakri, even as she adds her own thanks to that of Gedd.

"Guess I'm responsible for more than just these three now," she nods at her blood and adopted brothers as she takes her seat once more.

"Your family is full of surprises," she tells Lord Callie, lightly resting her hand on the old man's arm since he cannot see the smile on her face.
Kezra Callie
 NPC, 82 posts
 council member
 Valarez
Sat 29 Oct 2016
at 18:30
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Kezra smiles as the Roths sit back down.  "You are responsible for the flow of The Mother.  Something you have always looked out for, even if you did not realize it.  I simply made things official."
Flessel
 NPC, 15 posts
Sat 29 Oct 2016
at 18:30
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Flessel places his hand on Berta's when she touches his arm.  It is an unspoken communication of agreement.  Everyone retakes their seats and the meal is continued with some lighter conversation.  At the end of the meal Winnie clears some room on the table while Elsin heads to the back.  The eldest son returns with a scroll case.  He removes a rolled up contract from the case and places it on the table for all to see.  "I had an old friend draw this up.  Look over it and let me know what you think."  Flessel tells the Roth family.
Berta Roth
 player, 315 posts
 Human Female Dragonfriend
 Let's do it my way
Sun 30 Oct 2016
at 05:22
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Berta nods at Kezra's explanation, not understanding the whys and wherefores, but more than happy to accept that responsibility in the Mother's name.

On her best behaviour this evening as she's trying to make a good impression, the young woman drinks more sparingly than usual and guards her tongue lest a bawdy jest be taken wrong ... even though it seems unlikely that either Fless or Elsin would be offended, she finds it is Kezra's good opinion which she strives for, and that of Flessel, of course.  Indeed she spends much of the evening making sure the old man is included in the conversation and addressing much of her remarks his way.

When the contract is produced, Berta's eyes shine with excitement, though she makes not attempt to read it through, trusting the old man (and besides knowing that Wyn will do so anyway, and he's the one holding her share of the coin garnered from Hearth), so she's all ready to sign or swear or whatever is necessary when it is time to do so.

"I suppose this means I'll be here again early tomorrow morn, ready to work !" she grins.  Undoubtedly Wyn has plans already as to what changes will need to be made, and while she has some knowledge of the local taverns, some of it even of a practical nature, she's certain what her brother has in mind will inevitably involve hard labour and heavy lifting - the more they can get done the better before they're obligated to set off in search of Maeve.
Gedd
 player, 366 posts
 Half-orc archer
 and Not-Dragon-Slayer
Sun 30 Oct 2016
at 05:47
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Gedd listens to Kezra's explanation and thanks her again.

When the contract scroll is produced Gedd has a quick look at it then pushes it toward Wyn.

"If you say it's all fine, that's good enough for me," he tells his brother with a grin.

He reaches for his mug of ale and raises it in salute.
Berta Roth
 player, 316 posts
 Human Female Dragonfriend
 Let's do it my way
Sun 30 Oct 2016
at 05:57
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Berta grins at Gedd in turn, looking to Wilric too, the Halfling being but a few signatures away from a new career.
DM
 GM, 1917 posts
Sun 30 Oct 2016
at 19:03
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Wilric attempts to read over a few parts of the contract.  His face twists and scrunches as he tries to read through it clearly indicating he only understands part of what he is reading at the best.

"You tell me when to sign."
  He says looking to Wyn for expertise in this situation.
Wyn Roth
 player, 562 posts
 Undertaker Extraordinaire
 and Not-Dragon-Slayer
Sun 30 Oct 2016
at 22:08
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Wyn has been reading quietly, then looks up "It all seems to be in order ... he says quietly " .. Just as I expected it to be." he adds with a grin.
DM
 GM, 1920 posts
Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 00:14
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Kezra moves the contract closer to Flessel and guides his hand to a quill and ink Winnie produces from behind the bar.  Once he has the quill in hand Kezra again guides his hand, this time to the contract.  Flessel signs with a simple "X".  After he signs the contract Kezra takes the quill and gives her own signature with a flourish.  The letters are overly embellished with large swoops and curves, you would expect no less from the councilwoman.

She passes the quill and ink over to Wyn.  What you may not have expected was the lack of necessity for Elsin or Fless to sign.
Wyn Roth
 player, 563 posts
 Undertaker Extraordinaire
 and Not-Dragon-Slayer
Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 08:47
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
"Takri guide me." Wyn utters a short prayer to his patron as the paper is passed across to him, then takes the scroll and places his own signature.  There are no great flourishes, but it is clear and authoritative - and gives the impression of someone important and trustworthy.  Like any true showman, Wyn understands the importance of details.

"Your turn." He says passing the document to his siblings.

Once he has signed, Wyn smiles at the four across the table from him, before looking across at Fless and Elsin and raising a quizzical eyebrow in their direction.  "I have taken your attendance and demeanour during dinner as a sign that you are content with these arrangements." he says to the brothers.

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Gedd
 player, 367 posts
 Half-orc archer
 and Not-Dragon-Slayer
Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 14:53
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Gedd accepts the quill from Wyn and makes his own mark on the paper - just the letter G formed as a three-quarter circle finished with an arrowhead. He hands the quill to Berta, sits back and looks around the table at each member of the two families in turn.
DM
 GM, 1924 posts
Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 16:20
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Elsin answers for the both of them.  "We have no objections, but even if we did we also have no stake in this deal."

"No financial stake."
  He corrects himself.
Wyn Roth
 player, 564 posts
 Undertaker Extraordinaire
 and Not-Dragon-Slayer
Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 17:10
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
"There is more to life than money." Wyn grins back.
DM
 GM, 1925 posts
Fri 4 Nov 2016
at 23:33
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
The contract is signed and placed back in the scroll case to be delivered to the city offices in the morning.  Winnie clears the table and offers drinks all around.  After a few hours of conversation Kezra excuses herself.  "I should get home, city business calls in the morning.  Hearth asked that we meet at my home tomorrow afternoon.  He should have some information for you by then."  She kisses her father on the top of the head before removing the blue bandana and tying it back around her face.

Another hour and Flessel falls asleep in his chair.  Elsin and Fless stay and drink, providing good company for as long as the Roth family chooses to stay.  "Wilric can always take over one of our rooms upstairs once we move our things out.  Then he has no excuse to be on time to work."  Elsin jokes.
Berta Roth
 player, 317 posts
 Human Female Dragonfriend
 Let's do it my way
Sat 5 Nov 2016
at 06:18
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Berta's turn at the signing is but a brief affair, the 'B' recognisable and plain but the rest little more than a scrawl, as befits a signature more often seen in the guards' duty book back in Ironridge than anywhere else.

She is certainly surprised that the two sons do not sign, and feels somewhat awkward as they offer their rooms to Wilric, as she hadn't thought through the matter, the moreso as she doesn't want to evict Flessel, but doesn't know the arrangements - she's so used to seeing him here that she thought him a fixture, but perhaps the old man lives elsewhere.  Certainly Wilric will stay here ... and perhaps she and her brothers might too, if there's the space.

Formalities complete, the warrior-woman relaxes a bit more, but still drinks less than is usual for her, seemingly having decided to look after her brothers this night.  She bids Kezra a fond goodnight as the council-woman takes her leave.
Wyn Roth
 player, 565 posts
 Undertaker Extraordinaire
 and Not-Dragon-Slayer
Sat 5 Nov 2016
at 08:20
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Wyn drinks sparingly through the evening, eyes narrowing slightly as Winnie clears the table alone, and eventually rising to help her move the dishes.  "Might as well get the feel of the place ...." the half-elf mutters with a grin as he follows Winnie out of the room with a handful of plates. 

After clearing the table, Wyn talks of his early days, formal training at the temple and even briefly visits time spent with his mother and his performing skills.  In return he tries so steer the conversation towards training and early days stories from the family in front of him as he tries to find out a bit more about the people he has just helped tie his family to.

Eventually, just after Kezra leaves, Wyn turns to Winnie  "Is there anywhere I can escort you?"
Gedd
 player, 368 posts
 Half-orc archer
 and Not-Dragon-Slayer
Sat 5 Nov 2016
at 13:33
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
Gedd enjoys the evening, including the generous amount of ale he has indulged in, but when Kezra leaves he soon decides it is time to call it a night. He finds himself holding his coin pouch and finally realises how light it has gotten.

He mulls over Kezra's words for along moment before nodding agreeably.

"Tha's good. Gonna needa do some work pretty soon."
Berta Roth
 player, 318 posts
 Human Female Dragonfriend
 Let's do it my way
Sat 5 Nov 2016
at 15:05
Re: Chapter2 : The White Dragon
"I'll get you two home," Berta smiles at Gedd and Wilric, as her younger brother takes his cue from Kezra's departure, feeling rather smug that for once she managed some restraint, patting Wyn on the shoulder as they say their goodbyes and leave the ... their inn.