000-Bés, child of Balin (intro' & personal)   Posted by Loremaster.Group: 0
Loremaster
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Wed 27 Aug 2014
at 19:44
000-Bés, child of Balin (introduction)
Bés, child of Balin, had shared many an adventure with Frier, the old friend of Balin's, from the days in Ered Luin, the Blue Mountains.  Even before the adventuring, Frier had been a good teacher of smith-work and tinkering, and how to make toys.  But, after the Battle of the Five armies, a few years ago, Frier seemed a lot more somber, and less intent on exploring, or going trading between the Misty Mountains and the distant Iron Hills.  Thus Bés had lost track of Frier these past couple of years, until he showed up in Dale, at the Toy-Market, where Bés was, at the very start of Spring 2946.

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Frier
 NPC, 1 post
 Dwarf
 Tinker-smith
Sat 30 Aug 2014
at 21:44
Re: 000-Bés, child of Balin (introduction)
"Ah, young one, my heart rejoices at seein' you again!  What fine wares are you lookin' at here?", the old dwarf yelled out, way too load - being a bit hard of hearing Frier did often attract undue attention. "I am here having purchased some wares for an odd venture, an Inn a bein' built out west of that gloomy excuse of a forest.  An' seein' as them bein' Hobbits that run the place, I thought you might share your father's love for Bilbo's Folk, or maybe wanna meet some of the fur-footed gentlemen?  Would you be up to taking one last trip with your ol' friend Frier, an' his creaky bones?  Come smoke a pipe of Shire-weed in front of a nice Halfling fire, an' share some stories?"

Loremaster
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Mon 1 Sep 2014
at 05:55
Re: 000-Bés, child of Balin (introduction)
Thus Bés travelled back West with Frier, happy to be with a good old friend.  They travelled for several weeks, guarding the four pack mules, until they finally reached the Easterly Inn and Bés discovered the fine little place that seemed to have grown out of its surroundings like some Shire mushroom.
Bes, child of Balin
 player, 4 posts
Tue 2 Sep 2014
at 18:26
Re: 000-Bés, child of Balin (introduction)
Bés chortled at her former mentor's words. "If 'tis the Easterly Inn you mean," she said, a merry twinkle in her eye, "who do you think brokered the necessary deals for materials and artisans?"
Frier
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 Dwarf
 Tinker-smith
Wed 3 Sep 2014
at 02:55
Re: 000-Bés, child of Balin (introduction)
Frier claps you on the back, and laughs heartily!  "Well, then let me voice my complaints, about the shoddy goods..."

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Bes, child of Balin
 player, 5 posts
Tue 2 Sep 2014
at 19:35
Re: 000-Bés, child of Balin (introduction)
Bés reeled, gasping and goggling in an exaggerated manner. "Why, I'll have you know I connect my trade partners with the best within their means," she replied, feigning bluster for a moment before favoring the old Dwarf with a grin.
Frier
 NPC, 2 posts
 Dwarf
 Tinker-smith
Wed 3 Sep 2014
at 02:57
Re: 000-Bés, child of Balin (introduction)
Frier grins too:  "Ah, but I be representing poor Hobbits, people of no means, have pity on the wee folk, give us the cheaper rate... but the good stuff!"
Bes, child of Balin
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 Dwarf Warden
 Tinker & Trader
Sat 7 Feb 2015
at 16:55
Re: 000-Bés, child of Balin (introduction)
OOC:  back to your personal thread, for some IC events after the first adventure.

Bés sets a brisk pace on the trek east and socializes very little during the journey. Her time is chiefly spent sequestered in her tent with pen, parchment, and the pale jewel recovered from the Wight's hoard. On those few occasions when she does emerge, Bés spares no more than a grunt by way of acknowledgment, refuses to be distracted from whatever task she emerged to assay, and soon disappears once more behind closed tent-flaps. Once they have put Mirkwood behind them, Bés parts company with her companions and continues straight on to the Lonely Mountain. After nearly a year away, home!

She meets first with her father, Balin, telling him of her adventures and showing him both the jewel as well as the axe she took from the Troll's carcass. She reveals her intent for the jewel too, and requests access once more to her mother's spellbooks. She spends much of Autumn poring over that weighty tome, learning the twin secrets of opening and shutting, before performing the first of her planned experiments with the jewel. The late nights and long hours put in to gleaning these fragments of Dwarf-lore are nothing, however, compared to the trials through which Bés puts herself over Winter's course.

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:46, Sun 08 Feb 2015.

Loremaster
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Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 08:17
Re: 000-Bés, child of Balin (introduction)
Bés does indeed set a brisk pace on the trek East, and though she socializes very little during the journey, all her companions feel that these adventures in the Mountains and the Battle at the Ring-fort have made her Wiser and more Valorous, as well as a better Axe-fighter and Battlefield-planner.  Also, you hear her Singing now and then, mainly songs - nicer ones than you have heard before - about returning home!

Though she had planned on parting company once you had put Mirkwood behind, Bés still stops off in Dale, offering the brooch to King Bard, entrusting it to a counselor, and relating Bern's deeds in the Mountains - before speeding off for Erebor.

Will deal with the Standing in Bern's thread.
Loremaster
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Wed 11 Feb 2015
at 23:06
Re: 000-Bés, child of Balin (introduction)
Late in the Winter, close to Spring, after the long nights of trials through which Bés put herself over Winter's course, her father Balin led her to an official meeting with King Dáin, son of Náin, fifth King under the Mountain, and Lord of the Iron Hills.
Bés was well prepared, and knew what to expect, though the weight of the ceremony and the actual emotions were more than she had expected.
Many elder and important dwarves were present, including her uncle Dwalin, and her two first-cousins Óin and Glóin.
It was here that official record, hewn in stone and iron runes, was made of Bés child of Balin's fight with the bewitched Stone-troll that slew her grandfather Fundin beneath the East-gate of Moria in the Battle of Azanulbizar.

King Dáin took out and showed to all the White Elven Jewel from Beleriand, and told all of the secrets unlocked.

He then rewarded Bés with her grandfather's hand-axe, that was now her own, passed on, as well as giving her one of her grandfather's long-hafted axes, a strong and heavy one aimed to inflict more harm on its wielder's foes.
"Bés child of Balin, grand-child of Fundin, you were" the King said, "now you are Grandmaster Bés, full and respectable citizen as well as voting member of Erebor."
All cheered, and Bés saw her father's moist eyes:  his child was now a full-fledged Citizen, one who would vote upon the Laws of the Kingdom Under the Mountain, who could take part in the King's Councils.

It was the fight at the Ring-fort, and hearing told, once again, how her grandfather was part of the first assault that broke against Orc ranks, which killed him, and many others, such as his kinsman Frerin, that made Bés blood boil.  Looking at her two new axes she knew that the next time she would mutter "Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!", the strength of her ancestors, slain by the foul hands of Orcs, would truly flow impetuously in her veins, bringing power to her blows.

A grim smile came over her, as she felt this cold hatred that would fuel her blows, while looking at the heavy axe:  rare would be the Orc that would withstand one single blow.

OOC:  14 END damage per 2H hit!
Loremaster
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Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 15:56
Re: 000-Bés, child of Balin (introduction)
As Spring came about, Bés met with Brtandoin, and both decided to cross over to Dale, and see how Bern was faring, and to maybe move on across the Forest with him, towards the Easterly Inn.