LOCATION : The Dragon's Den (Under New Management)   Posted by DM.Group: 0
Borak Annanock
 player, 233 posts
 Oriad
 Cleric
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 03:21
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
They were, but they had some pressing matters to attend to, how ever Berta said she would have Winnie tell Kezra that we need to speak with her. I believe Winnie is the woman running the bar.a
Berta Roth
 player, 432 posts
 Human Female Dragonfriend
 Let's do it my way
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 05:04
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Before they leave ... again ... Berta has a quite word with Wilric then stops by the table where Borak waits, leaning close to whisper to him.

"Don't worry - if Kezra's not here by the time Wilric starts chucking the drunks out into the street, you're welcome to remain as long as needs be.  One of the perks of owning the place !" she grins at the Cleric.

"Hurry up, you two !" she calls out to her brothers.  "We haven't got all night !"
Borak Annanock
 player, 234 posts
 Oriad
 Cleric
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 13:55
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Thank You Lady Roth, you've been a big help.
Borak Annanock
 player, 235 posts
 Oriad
 Cleric
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 01:02
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Borack waves a waitress down, Yes Miss we would like to order a meal, perhaps some venison and some fish, we would also like some bread fruit and cheese with that. also two tankards of ale please in fact you can bring us two before and another two with our order.

Borak hands the woman ten gold saying Whatever is left keep it for your service.


Then turning to face Marceline the cleric adds. So what do you think of our new job and traveling companions?
Wyn Roth
 player, 722 posts
 Undertaker Extraordinaire
 Adoptive Dragonkin
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 05:52
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Wyn looks across at Berta and grins, before sauntering over to the stage.  "Good evening."he says to Poppy and Folfast and speaks softly to the bard.  "I think it is time to do that new song we wrote tonight.  Lets get the thing started."

Then he reaches into an inner pocket and pulls forth a paper, which he hands to Poppy.  "If you could ask Jahi to make ....  lets say twenty copies to start with.  I'll settle up with him when I get back.  We'll get one of Stray's messengers to distribute them to various bards around town and see what happens."

Then he wanders over to to Berta.  "Did you want to go somewhere? "
Gedd
 player, 468 posts
 Half-orc archer
 and Not-Dragon-Slayer
Tue 12 Sep 2017
at 12:02
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Gedd joins Wynn and Berta, too. He smiles at Borak and Marceline and quickly says hello before turning back to his brother and sister.

"All right, let's get on with it then," he agrees.
Marceline
 player, 152 posts
 Changeling, but not lost
 Witch
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 02:42
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Marceline sighs and looks around the tavern, pondering the best answer to Borak's question. Eventually she settles on a shrug.

"It's too early to say. They seem.....they...." she sighs again. "I don't know. The job at least should be....easy. I just fear it will not be as simple as we were told." She answers bluntly. She spies the Roths as the trio assemble and waves back to Gedd, feeling disappointed that she didn't get to know them better in the forest.
Folfast Balhon
 NPC, 11 posts
 Author, poet & playwright
 Guest at the Dragon's Den
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 05:33
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Folfast smiles broadly at Wyn, nodding enthusiastically.

"I'll confess both inspiration and, indeed, all the hard work is all down to the lad here," he confides in Poppy, adding modestly.  "I but added a touch of polish to the lyrics."

"The first verse is the introduction, starting slow but building quickly to the beat.  Here it lifts," he points to the parchment.  "De-dum-de-dum-de-dum-de-dum !"

"And this couplet is the chorus, with but minor variations for each ... loud, louder ... then slow it down ... and then finish reSOUNDingly !"

"This should stir the very souls of these sots !" he grins as he looks around at the regular patrons, raising his cup to toast them.  "Far better than they deserve, of course !"
Berta Roth
 player, 433 posts
 Human Female Dragonfriend
 Let's do it my way
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 05:41
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
"... go somewhere ?!!  We're working, remember !" Berta hisses at Wyn. "You and Gedd were going to have a quick word with Wilric and Flessel and then we're out the door ... we're not here for you to show off your latest work !"  Even if, she herself is eager to hear the finished piece, having only heard snippets of it thus far.

"Business before pleasure," the warrior woman growls, eyeing the flowing ale.

"How many cups has he had ?" she asks her younger brother with no little suspicion.
Wyn Roth
 player, 723 posts
 Undertaker Extraordinaire
 Adoptive Dragonkin
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 05:47
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Wyn winks at his sister and says "I didn't get a chance to talk to Flessel .." as he steps out of the door into the street outside.
Poppy Pleasance
 NPC, 30 posts
Sat 21 Oct 2017
at 17:12
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Poppy grins and nods, gently strumming her washboard as Folfast talks her through the rhythms and chorus.

This message was last updated by the player at 17:12, Sat 21 Oct 2017.

Borak Annanock
 player, 236 posts
 Oriad
 Cleric
Thu 14 Sep 2017
at 01:01
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Sitting at the table with Marceline, the clerics stony foot begins to tap on the floor keeping time with the music. After he has the tempo down and understands the melody Borak carefully takes his flute from it's case and begins to play a back up accompaniment with the musicians on the stage.


19:57, Today: Borak Annanock rolled 17 using 1d20+7. Playing the flute.
Folfast Balhon
 NPC, 12 posts
 Author, poet & playwright
 Guest at the Dragon's Den
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 13:45
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Satisfied that Poppy has the rhythm and pleased that the young gnome has picked it up so quickly, Folfast summons Winnie to the makeshift stage, and once their lead singer is prepared ("I suggests, a quick nip of spirits for the nerves"), at last the song begins.

"Gentles !  Ladies !  And those of lower birth and worse repute !  Raise your cups and hearken to the tale of the fearsome Dragon that dwelled beneath the streets of our fair city and how she and her offspring found favour in the deeds of those in whose tavern you now sup !!"

Folfast counts in Winnie and Poppy ... two, three ...

Oh, I'll tell ye a tale that's not so old
A tale of the brave, the proud and the bold.
The tale of the dragon who eyes bright glowed,
The Dragon who lived in the sewers-O.

Yes, the Dragon who lived in the sewers-O.
Fol-de-rol-de rolo-o

Oh, once the zoo kept beasts that thought
With no concern for if they ought
Until the queen with sympathy
Did speak the words that set them free
Their keepers groaned and grumbled loud
But swore an oath they’d not be cowed

So the Dragon who lived in the sewers-O.
Fol-de-rol-de rolo-o

The unbowed keepers went neath ground
With dragon’s egg that they had found
They raised the young, til mother came
And put an end to their mad game
She raised her young, in filth and grime
And hunted in the woods, part-time

Did the Dragon who lived in the sewers-O.
Fol-de-rol-de rolo-o

Poor Wilric rode the dragon’s mouth,
Toward the city, flying south
With Roths and Jackson giving chase
Were hot of foot and red of face
As Claire sends warning to the gate
In hope the troopers won’t be late.

For the Dragon who lived in the sewers-O.
Fol-de-rol-de rolo-o

Thence deep beneath the city fair
Where few remember, fewer dare.
Did Kezra, Heath and Jackson face
The mother dragon in her base.
The Dragon’s winning, Kezra falls
But Gedd the Ranger’s standing tall

By the Dragon who lived in the sewers-O.
Fol-de-rol-de rolo-o

His sword at ready, primed to strike,
He saved the youngling from the spike.
Then speaking freely with the dam
Negotiated cunning plan.
The dragons leave the city free
Took wing to forests by the sea

Flew the Dragon who lived in the sewers-O.
Fol-de-rol-de rolo-o

Youngling did come of age that day
As he beheld the bloody fray.
He chose his name to honour Gedd
T'was Roth, he chose – that thoroughbred,
Gedd and his siblings did respond,
And with tattoos they sealed the bond.

T'was young Roth who lived in the sewers-O.
Fol-de-rol-de rolo-o
T'was the Dragon who lived in the sewers-O.
Fol-de-rol-de rolo-o!

Poppy Pleasance
 NPC, 25 posts
Fri 15 Sep 2017
at 13:50
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Poppy has the easy part, keeping a simple rhythm running in the background behind musical lead.

Nodding along she hardly hears the words as she concentrates on getting it right.  After all, it wouldn't do to mess it up on her first time playing like this with a 'proper' band -  back home it had just been her and whoever  turned up.
Winnie
 NPC, 48 posts
 bartender
 The White Dragon
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 15:24
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
When Berta waves to Winnie the bar maid calls out a hello, making sure to get her attention, then passes by Wyn.  She runs her fingers through his hair and delivers a kiss worthy of the stage.

Winnie catches the Roth’s as they hit the exit.  Once there Winnie realizes she should not have drawn the attention of the room to the conversation and gives Berta an apologetic look.  “It’s been harder to get ahold of her in the last few days.  I’ll do what I can but maybe you have a better way.”  Winnie heads over to take Borak’s order.  Berta glances down and the melting hourglass on her gloves catches her eye.

Winnie’s eyes widen at the gold Borak passes over, but she doesn’t hesitate in taking the coins.  “Coming right up.”
DM
 GM, 2299 posts
Sat 16 Sep 2017
at 15:25
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Wilric’s eyes grow wide
Poppy Pleasance
 NPC, 26 posts
Mon 18 Sep 2017
at 21:21
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
A little later, Poppy has the courage to sing a little ditty from home.

"Tea, Tea, marvelous tea,
theres nothing quite like it
in good company.
So please take a biscuit,
the waistline can risk it,
So please take a biscuit
to have with your tea."

Borak Annanock
 player, 237 posts
 Oriad
 Cleric
Tue 19 Sep 2017
at 00:40
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Borak eats his meal drinks some ale and plays a few mellow tunes on his flute.

19:39, Today: Borak Annanock rolled 12 using 1d20+7. Playing his flute.
Folfast Balhon
 NPC, 14 posts
 Author, poet & playwright
 Guest at the Dragon's Den
Tue 19 Sep 2017
at 06:00
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Folfast grins broadly at Poppy's song.

"Ah tea !  I always make an effort to rise in time to enjoy it !" he winks at her.

Borak's efforts to accompany them do not go unnoticed, either ...

"Come, thou stony-faced fellow !  Come join us !"

"Pete usually plays upon his tin whistle," he confides in Poppy.  "But I think this night he may be working," the large man shudders at the thought, "and since this fellow was brave enough to make the attempt, it is only proper we allow him the honour."

"And now ... let us see if we can raise the hairs on the necks of our audience as high as they lift their cups !"

The tune that Folfast coaxes from his fiddle is almost funereal ...

I cast my eyes to stone walls high
And spied a fearsome sight
For high above a creature lurked
In shadows dark as night

I looked again and held my breath
As it looked back at me
For carved of the living stone
This evil fiend did be

Foul wings erupted from its side
And beat in steady pace
And slowly did the beast descend
And fast my blood did race

I feared then to face this foe
And spurred my poor horse on
And when I turned to look again
The evil thing had gone

But as I rode away from there
I chanced a last look round
And saw it settle down once more
Till easier prey be found

This message was last edited by the player at 06:14, Tue 19 Sept 2017.

Poppy Pleasance
 NPC, 28 posts
Tue 19 Sep 2017
at 06:12
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Poppy grins and waves Borak closer to the stage.
Borak Annanock
 player, 238 posts
 Oriad
 Cleric
Tue 19 Sep 2017
at 17:28
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Slowly Borak stands and moves up on the stage with the performers, having never played in public he's is considerably nervous. He would be bright red if his rocky exterior, could blush.


12:17, Today: Borak Annanock rolled 14 using 1d20+7. Playing the flute.
DM
 GM, 2311 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 15:14
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
The patrons cheer Borak on as he joins the others.  The live music encourages those passing by in the street to stop in for a drink and soon the building is standing room only.  The increasingly drunk patrons shout for more as the night passes.

Poppy realizes Winnie must not have called for Dru yet after a few hours pass.  Winnie must be too busy with all the extra customers.
Poppy Pleasance
 NPC, 29 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 15:49
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
By this time of the evening Poppy is starting to get tired and is unused to the the raucousness of the bar.  While it is enjoyable, it is wearing.  With a frown she looks around for Drusilla or one of Jahi's guards.  Someone should have been here by now ....
Folfast Balhon
 NPC, 16 posts
 Author, poet & playwright
 Guest at the Dragon's Den
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 14:10
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
The loudness of the bar only fuels Folfast's enthusiasm.

"I think this drunken rabble may finally be ready to appreciate the wit and wisdom of Bishop Brugar, what say you ?" he smiles broadly at Poppy, mistaking her search for her chaperon for an attempt to gauge the mood of the crowd.

Without further ado, the large man plays the simple but lively melody which serves as both introduction and demonstration ...

The Prelate growled as Brugar ate,
"Ye should be fasting, man !"
"Your Eminence", Brugar replied,
"I'm going fast as I can !"

Milady batted eyes at him,
"We must be chaste", she said.
Brugar smiled, "Sounds good to me !"
And chased her round the bed.

"It's time now that ye took the oaths,
That will bind ye evermore"
Brugar winked and grinned at him
"Ennui's Fat Ass" he swore.

Borak Annanock
 player, 241 posts
 Oriad
 Cleric
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 22:50
Re: Chapter2 : The Dragon's Den
Borak picked up the melody to this song really quickly and at the end of the song he stood center stage, brought the flute to his lips. After playing a lively refrain, carried the melody of the verses one last time before ending the song.


17:46, Today: Borak Annanock rolled 26 using 1d20+7. Play flute.