Into the Dying Sun.   Posted by The Powers That Be.Group: 0
David Von Ersch
 player, 34 posts
 For the night is dark
 And full of terror ...
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 10:07
Re: Into the Dying Sun
Raising an eyebrow to the scene unfolding before him. It would be wise to hold once tongue. Wise, but .. not fun. As David was about to comment on the general display of effection something did stop him from saying that certain something. Was it .. humanity ? Harsh eyes of reality turned soft. For now anyways.

"You were saying ?" turning back to the halfling. As if he might have missed something.
Boris Underhill
 player, 309 posts
 Halfling
 'Legitimate Businessman'
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 11:21
Re: Into the Dying Sun
In reply to David Von Ersch (msg # 295):

Boris, distracted by Stoney's appearance, looked back at the man.

"Uh, right. We were well met the day before yesterday. In the forest to the north of this accursed swamp. We decided to travel together. My friends and I were tracking some Saracens that attacked Port Strange and got sidetracked. I thought I heard them as well, you know, before these beasts attacked. Somewhere near here."

He held out his hand. "Good fellow, your name?" Boris couldn't remember if they were introduced. If so, the other man's name had completely gone out of his head. He always became a little disoriented after a fight, and his leg shook, a little.
David Von Ersch
 player, 35 posts
 For the night is dark
 And full of terror ...
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 12:15
Re: Into the Dying Sun
"Interesting .." David took the hand of the halfling ".. well met, then Mr Underhill .. David von Ersch, Arcanist and well, David will do just fine. And please, pronounce it correctly when your in distress. I would hate to see myself ignore a good lad as yourselves. If you all wouldnt mind me taging along ? I have appeared to have found this place. It always is for some sort of reason. Damned realms. But, eitherway .. could you shead some light on your current situation. Perhaps I might beable to help in solving something."

Watching the halfling more closely "Either you need to go do something private against an oak tree, .. or you have something crawling up your leg ?"
Boris Underhill
 player, 310 posts
 Halfling
 'Legitimate Businessman'
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 20:03
Re: Into the Dying Sun
In reply to David Von Ersch (msg # 297):

Boris shook hands. "Well met indeed, friend David. Any friend of Frederick's is a friend of mine."

Puzzled, he looked down at his leg and said, "What? It's nothing, just nerves. If I had to use the jakes I tend to bounce up and down, ha ha!" His laughter was a little on the high-pitched side, although not too hysterical.

"Our overall quest is to track down those filthy Saracens. I thought I heard them earlier somewhere from where those demons came from but I am of little mood to go searching around in the darkness for those scoundrels. We met a young woman earlier, as I mentioned, she seems to have fled thataway, with some beasts in pursuit!

"As for where we are, I suspect we are far from Earth or my land of Outremer. All of us seem to be from widely different places. Drawn by some mystical force to an accursed island in a nameless oceanthat seems overrun with demons and imps and Saracens. For what purpose we are here, God or the Devil only knows."

This message was last edited by the player at 20:03, Wed 12 June 2019.

David Von Ersch
 player, 37 posts
 For the night is dark
 And full of terror ...
Thu 13 Jun 2019
at 10:44
Re: Into the Dying Sun
Nodding, listening in to the halfling. "I see, I see .. yes, I have heard of tales that strangers from far away lands get sucked into some vortex and be led around the realms to do deeds of good. It has been a while I must add to see one alive. But. Anyways. I suggest you tell your friend over there to put some herbs on the edges of that wound from his girlfriend. Never know where these fingers nails and teeth have been from these .. Saracens .. you say ?"

David tried then to sift through his mind and .. memory, to see if there was something. Having studied the black arts and the secrets of the realms came a price. partially paid for thus far. it would claim more by the end of the trail. He was certain of such a thing.

"As far as we have our sanity intact Mr.underhill we might just find out .. we just might" With that David moved towards the fire to warm himself up a bit


OOC:
(lucky me, or us now :))
12:42, Today: David Von Ersch rolled 17 using 1d100.  25% Forbidden Lore.


PS: Stoney .. LOL, I just might enjoy such a thing :) *Evil Stare*
The Powers That Be
 GM, 602 posts
Thu 13 Jun 2019
at 18:31
Re: Into the Dying Sun
We're moving in combat rounds for simplicity's sake so it's not very long before you all manage to start to come around.
Frederick
 player, 168 posts
 Life happens. We can only
 accept it or not. Smile.
Wed 3 Jul 2019
at 21:11
Re: Into the Dying Sun
Frederick whispers to Dinen Dal

See if you can find the lady who was here.  But be very careful.

Dinen will nod, nuzzle Frederick's cheek, and scurry off into the dark.

Frederick waits anxiously for his companions to awaken and prepares himself for the ire he expects to face from them.
David Von Ersch
 player, 39 posts
 For the night is dark
 And full of terror ...
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 10:13
Re: Into the Dying Sun
Warming himself besides the fire, his mighty steed came out of the shadows and did as any horse would do. Eat, just ..

With a smile the undead horse, be it more of a zombie then skeletan started to nibble on the legs and corpses of the now dead creatures. Seeing them David could not even summon a known detail from them. It probably was the fog, the swamp ..

From a small bag David took a handfull of herbs mashed it together, and ..

"Does one need to ask for a kettle of sorts these days, .. thought that it was part of a travellorskit. Youngsters .. bah" eyeing the lot for a response. Unless all kept asleep on the cold earth

".. tea .. it is for a cup of tea, my kettle is .. out there. Or I hope still. I was quite fond of it actually." murmering more to himself then anyone in particulair. Coughing
Stoney Applesmith
 player, 327 posts
 SP15/AC10
 Thatco18/HP31/14
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 15:55
Re: Into the Dying Sun
In reply to David Von Ersch (msg # 302):

Once things have settled, and assuming the lady of the night got away...or cant be found, Stoney nears the fire.  Making sure to be opposite the new comer.  A little apprehensive about the zombie horse and the new friend of a friend that is trying to make tea.
Wine skin in hand.  "How about something a little more therapeutic than tea?"
Waiting to see if the newcomer drinks. "A man can be measured by how he handles a drink."
David Von Ersch
 player, 40 posts
 For the night is dark
 And full of terror ...
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 16:23
Re: Into the Dying Sun
"Measured .. ?" David looked down in his hand, the herbs. Looked up towards the wineskin. Putting away the herbs in his little bag. ".. I am no dwarf, if that is what one is measured by. And I dont suppose you have a mug available ?" David smiled sarcastically as he put the jug to his mouth and took a sampled sip. Seeing the halfling look at the steed.

"It doesnt bite .." looking back to see it was nibbling at bones by now. ".. it does eat apparently, bite .. dont know if it does that really."

Taking a last sip ".. this tasts not to bad. My compliments, Ive tasted worse. I would rather stick to my tea. It helps keep my health in check. As you might have noticed Im not much of a big man, nor frail. Still, everything seems to take a toll. So. This woman .. tell me more."

David looked about, to see if others would join around the fire. Night was still young
Stoney Applesmith
 player, 328 posts
 SP15/AC10
 Thatco18/HP31/14
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 16:57
Re: Into the Dying Sun
In reply to David Von Ersch (msg # 304):

Accepting the wine skin back from the zombie horse wrangler, and looking at it cross as it was empty now.  "No one can be as thirsty as some dwarves!"  He says in a lighthearted way.  Tipping the empty skin over his open mouth, to extract every last drop, and then putting it away, and grabbing another.  opening the other and drinking from it.
"I dont know much about the lady of the night, other than she was running from something, and disappeared into the darkness.  she still might be out there, and might be in need of help."  Turmoil is bubbling inside Stoney, as he feels compelled to look for the girl, but knows it is not a safe venture for him, or the group at night.
"I feel like we should try to find her.  It isn't safe in the darkness."  glancing back once and a while towards the zombie horse to make sure it is staying near the carcass, and not sniffing around the party.
David Von Ersch
 player, 41 posts
 For the night is dark
 And full of terror ...
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 17:19
Re: Into the Dying Sun
"You care to much for the other gender, even the unknown faces. I do must add it is a desireable trait. Albeit a rather dangerous one. Woman can be like .."

Seeing the halfling keeo an eye out on the steed"Cant say if it ever had a name, it probably did at one point. It didnt seem a wild breed, but then my knowledge of horses is limited."

Turning back to the fire, warming his hands. "Perhaps if the others join the fire a plan to find this girl of yours can be made. I might be a bit of a scare but I assure you I mean no harm. Just the studies of the things most dread siphon my corporal energies and are strangely adictive. Addictive and forbidden, very much so in certain parts of the realms." (edited txt abit :))

Then David smiled, putting his hood backwards laughing aloud in a bit of an eerie cold laugh "Yes, some dwarves are unlike other dwarves,."

This message was last edited by the player at 22:48, Fri 12 July 2019.

Frederick
 player, 170 posts
 Life happens. We can only
 accept it or not. Smile.
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 22:30
Re: Into the Dying Sun
Dinen Dal is out looking for her. He moves quieter and is smaller than any of us. And smart enough to stay out of danger.

Frederick begins easing the fallen comrades into more comfortable positions and gently nudging them awake. First Hawkmoon, then Boris and finally Ondrea.
David Von Ersch
 player, 42 posts
 For the night is dark
 And full of terror ...
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 22:55
Re: Into the Dying Sun
"Dinen Dal ? That is an odd name for .. a dwarf ?" With amusement, knowing fully well. Smiling towards the halfling ".. smaller, Im not certain it is possible. Unless it is a youngster." David made himself abit more comfortable.

Watching Frederick awaken the others. "Where do you all hail from anyway. These parts certainly are quite inhospitable as you have seemingly noticed." Looking towards the pile of creatures.
Boris Underhill
 player, 314 posts
 Halfling
 'Legitimate Businessman'
Sun 14 Jul 2019
at 09:41
Re: Into the Dying Sun
In reply to David Von Ersch (msg # 308):

Cleaning off his blade, Boris nodded at Frederick. "I'm fine. I was very lucky, God was with me and I did not fall asleep. I managed to send a demon or two back to Hell. I can't wait to get back to town and out of this accursed swamp. Did I tell you I think it's accursed? Truly, it is.

"Friend David, I have a pot. Let me fetch it, that we may have some tea."


With that he filled the pot wit some brackish water and stoked the fire to bring it to a boil. "I don't think we should search for the Saracens until daylight. I heard their cries in the direction these abominations came from."
The Powers That Be
 GM, 606 posts
Sun 14 Jul 2019
at 16:02
Re: Into the Dying Sun
PM
David Von Ersch
 player, 43 posts
 For the night is dark
 And full of terror ...
Sun 14 Jul 2019
at 16:34
Re: Into the Dying Sun
"God ? There are not so many here in these acursed lands that hear the pleads of those in need of it. I have only visited several realms. Studied the darkerside of things. It might be somewhat unnerving to some, yet it brings it rewards .."

Smiling at the halfling "Oh, yes please. Mister Underhill, was it not ? Or do you prefer your first name. Better ask to be safe, some folks are strangely lightfeeted about such afairs."

David let out a cold chuckle "Cursed, blessed .. for each there is something in that swamp. But, I agree. It is not my favourite place to be."

Waiting for the kettle, then .. David starts to brew a nice tea (Brew Tea *check 9*)
Frederick
 player, 171 posts
 Life happens. We can only
 accept it or not. Smile.
Sun 14 Jul 2019
at 16:43
Re: Into the Dying Sun
Frederick takes Dinen Dal in his hands and puts him in his place inside the cloak where he can find warmth and comfort. Then Frederick concentrates and linking his mind with Dinen's and tries to ascertain what his companion saw in the dark.
Boris Underhill
 player, 315 posts
 Halfling
 'Legitimate Businessman'
Tue 16 Jul 2019
at 08:29
Re: Into the Dying Sun
In reply to David Von Ersch (msg # 311):

Smiling a little, he replied, "Boris is fine. Are you a necromancer then? Someone who commands the dead? Pardon me for asking."

It seemed he should be more afraid of the mysterious stranger, who showed up out of nowhere and commanded a skeletal steed. But he seemed oddly reassuring, and if nothing else was friendly enough! Besides, many a Cathedral back home was dedicated with bones and paintings of skeletons, for was death not an equal to life?
David Von Ersch
 player, 44 posts
 For the night is dark
 And full of terror ...
Tue 16 Jul 2019
at 10:36
Re: Into the Dying Sun
While brewing his tea, for multiple persons for atleast once in his life. David looked up at the halfling "Oh, .. maybe .. that would be a thing huh. Though, sadly no. there are so little places they allow students to be taught such a talent Im afraid." looking into the kettle, smelling the hers

"Oh, you .." looking back ".. I see the misunderstanding there. No, .. My profession is what one would call an Arcanist. Does sound rather a fancy wizard no."

David chuckled. Coughed "Bloody hells, .." spitting a few drops of blood into the flames "I say we are a dying breed, not many take up the cloak of it. Cant blaim them really. Its studies are strainess and folk look at you with distrust. And to add, if that what we study is as evil and dark as it is. Your pretty ****ed I say"

Staring towards Boris "You know, if you stare into the abyss long enough ..?"
Albion Hawkmoon
 player, 175 posts
 Human Male
 Crusader of Mayaheine
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 05:05
Re: Into the Dying Sun
The paladin rouses and sits up, looking around.

"How fare thee all companions, and what of that strange maiden?"
David Von Ersch
 player, 45 posts
 For the night is dark
 And full of terror ...
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 05:59
Re: Into the Dying Sun
After a certain time has passed the water starts to boil "Almost there, ..." then the paladin stirrs. David looks up. Seeing the knightly boy in armor

Turning towards the halfling "Please tell your friend over there with the pointy needle to not trash my horse, it was such a magnificent beast back in the days .." David chuckled softly

"A cup of tea Boris .. ?"

Looking around David spots seversl items that could pass as a mug of sorts.
Boris Underhill
 player, 316 posts
 Halfling
 'Legitimate Businessman'
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 04:23
Re: Into the Dying Sun
In reply to David Von Ersch (msg # 316):

Boris poured tea for everyone.

"I think we are fine. I am not sure about our friend Ondrea. The maiden is missing. David's... servant... is looking for her.

"Pardon me, good sir, what is the difference between "Arcanist" and a "Necromancer"? I don't fully understand."

David Von Ersch
 player, 46 posts
 For the night is dark
 And full of terror ...
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 07:41
Re: Into the Dying Sun
Chuckling at the notion he had a servant of sorts, taking the mug of tea. "Ah much appreciated Mr.Underhill .. a fine cup of tea to sooth the stomach and throat. Lovely for body and soul. Somewhat of a healing quality aswell for those afflicted. That girl overthere should finish her mug incase one of these nasties left her an infection of sorts."

Sipping away

"How wonderful to ask, generally the guidelines are somewhat blurry. Certainly the magicks I somehow can only phanthom for haveing walked this knifes edge are quite the same. Still .. I dont see any real necromancer come up and brew you all a cup of tea."

Sips

"Usually, a necromancer is .. all about dealing death of sorts. Im not really a person to dig up corpses .." with a mild sarcasm David again looked back towards the undead horse

Sips

"I .. would be more seen as a kind of investigator rather then an instigator of sorts. Plus, Im a really sweet guy."

David chuckled softly
Boris Underhill
 player, 317 posts
 Halfling
 'Legitimate Businessman'
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 11:27
Re: Into the Dying Sun
In reply to David Von Ersch (msg # 318):

Sipping his own tea, Boris nodded. "Aye, you seem right cheerful. It's why I don't take you for someone sinister or evil. I was just wondering because I was taught in the church, well, that necromancers use their sorcery on the dead. And that horse has seen better days. But you say that's something different? That a Necromancer uses death magic? Pardon my ignorance."