Chapter 1. A Sunny Day.   Posted by edgy_rhinx.Group: 0
Blythe
 player, 14 posts
 Barkeeper
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 14:24
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Blythe looks up from the book she had been reading, and stands up. "Oh, hello there!" She says to the newcomers. "I'm sorry, I'm a mite busy right now. It's my first day." She smiles, shrugging lightly. Not realizing Percival wasn't just your average cat, she gives him a head rub before moving to Bella. "Some music would be lovely, I'd be happy to pay you for playing tonight!" Smiling apologetically at the three girls, she says "I'm afraid I cannot find a recipe for either stone on the rocks or magma stew, I'm sorry. Is there anything else you would like?"
Percival Rutherford Finch
 player, 6 posts
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 15:15
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
"Why, I never!" Percival exclaimed, craning his neck to get away from the offending hand. It was one thing that she showed an unwelcome familiarity and a distinct lack of respect in her treatment of him. Even worse, however, was the fact that he had almost instinctively leaned into the petting. As if he was some animal, ruled by his base nature.
Granted, earscratches and bellyrubs where divine, and he had indulged in it once or twice in the past, but still! These peasant could never know, or he would suffer a tremendous loss of face. "Madam, I don't know where you were raised, but it is highly disrespectful to simply paw at someone, especially someone as illustrious as I, without even the most basic of courtesies. I demand that it doesn't happen again, unless I initiate it myself. Though I would never do something so undignified..." He went on, touching a paw to his chest and keeping his ears flat against his head to really make it clear how offended he was.
He was sure that if he acted with the dignity and poise of his station, even rabble such as this would quickly realise how to properly treat him with respect.

"Now, on to more important matters. It is clear that this place, while homely enough when you look at it in a certain light, is sorely lacking in personnel with proper skill. You are in luck, however, as I, Percival Rutherford Finch, journeyman Wizard and alchemist, am here. For personal reasons I am currently prepared to grace this establishment with my considerable knowledge and experience in the finest cuisine. The honor is yours, I know, but there is no need to thank me. I will only require an adequate place to stay, a modest pay, and absolute control of the workings within the kitchen. In return I will create for you such culinary miracles as you cannot even imagine."
With his speech done, Percival simply sat back with his back straight and his chin slightly lifted, as he awaited the adoration and awe that would surely follow now that the rabble knew the company they were in. He completely ignored the babbling hens who called for music, and that the female proprietor was conversing with others than him. It was only natural that her focus would return to him, as he was clearly the most important one.
edgy_rhinx
 GM, 39 posts
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 19:07
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
That’s a pity,” – Priscilla replied slightly upset. – “Guess, I’ll have to settle for Amaro Lucano Basilicata and whatever else you can offer with it … Suzail salad, perhaps.
Oh,” – Mechelle sighed. – “I’ll change my order to fondue.
Kitty-kitty!” – Suzie tried to attract Percival’s attention. – “If you are a real grand-chef, can you make me a magma stew?

(Percival knows the recipe: it is molten lava seasoned by volcanic ash. This dish has two innate problems. The first one is finding a deep crack in the earth to collect the ingredients. The second one is whoever ordered it.)

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:08, Wed 08 Mar 2017.

Percival Rutherford Finch
 player, 9 posts
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 20:37
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Percival leveled a scathing glare at the girl who adressed him.
"My name is not kitty." He said, his voice flat. "And yes, I do know how to make magma-stew. It is an exotic dish, first served on this plane by dignitaries from the elemental plane of dire, who failed to realise that elves are not fireproof. It consists of ingredients that I highly doubt can be found in an ordinary inn, and the fact that you asked for it can mean one of four things: 1, that you are an elemental or some other fire-touched creature in disguise. 2, that you are suicidal with a flair for the dramatic. 3, that you are simply an imbecile... or 4, that it is some puerile attempt at a joke at this lady's expense."
Percival studied the woman for a moment, to see how she reacted to his thinly veiled accusation, before moving his attention to her friends.
"Fondue, however, is something I have served to the satisfaction of the most refined palates. As for liqeour, I have no idea whether this place has something as fine as Amaro. Drinkables are not my specialty, except perhaps in telling what dishes they go with.
Blythe
 player, 16 posts
 Barkeeper
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 20:56
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Somehow oblivious to the fact that Percival has been talking, she goes over to the bar and checks to see if the requested drink was there. (I presume it would be in the cellar, if there at all.)

Sighing lightly, she moves to Percival. "Hey kit-kat." She says, moving to pick him up.
Percival Rutherford Finch
 player, 10 posts
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 21:16
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
"What are you doing?" Percival asked, narrowing his eyes in suspicion as Blythe walked towards him. He edged away from her as she closed in, looking highly uncomfortable.
"Are you slow, woman? What part of mage demanding respect don't you understand?" He queried again, sounding increasingly more nervous as she blatanly ignored anything he said.
"I swear, while I may be a gentleman, I will not hesitate to chastise you fittingly if you do not compose yourself this instant!"
With his ears flat against his head, Percival frantically tried to think of a spell to keep the obviously brain-addled woman away from him. He didn't want to hurt her, that would be going too far. Perhaps a determined telekinetic force to hold her back...
With some trepidation he started muttering the arcane chant for his chosen spell, hoping it would take effect before she reached him. Casting spells under pressure and in battle had never been his forté.
Alleran the Bold
 player, 12 posts
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 21:25
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Alleran heard Percival's explanation with interest. "Ah, that's fascinating. So where exactly are you lasses from, anyhow? And why'd you come to this inn in particular?
Bella
 player, 5 posts
Thu 9 Mar 2017
at 03:05
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
She looks at Priscilla and then at the mouthy kitty "I will try anything but let me start with something I know. I just sense that I am here to sing and lift this establishment up as it seems to have attracted a cat giving speeches. she jumps up on the bar and clicks her fingers and a lute appears in her hands. "Hello all! I am Bella and I love to sing. This is a song about a king, not a kitty who would be king."

She starts singing.
http://www.bing.com/videos/sea...D433&FORM=VRDGAR
edgy_rhinx
 GM, 40 posts
Thu 9 Mar 2017
at 17:28
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
“Isn’t it obvious?” Priscilla said without the slightest show of confusion. “The tavern is marked that is why we are here!”
“The cat-wizard must have seen the symbol, otherwise what he is doing in Watchful Lynx loaded with all that knowledge…” Michelle surmised.
“I bet he didn’t!” Suzie fired back. “He is too small, only sees the floor, and the mark is all the way up to the right.”

(If Percival succeeds on a regular roll, he recalls the arcane mark of two crossed golden keys with letters Clefs d’Or in-between. The mark is invisible to common eyes.)

“Let’s listen to Bella’s song, it’s much more cheerful than those endless prayers.” Priscilla suggested, avoiding the nosy questions.
edgy_rhinx
 GM, 41 posts
Thu 9 Mar 2017
at 17:40
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Blythe found the bottle of Amaro Lucano and she had cheese for fondue. Suzail salad is very similar to Greek salad, but unfortunately she lacks the basic ingredients.
Alleran the Bold
 player, 13 posts
Thu 9 Mar 2017
at 19:18
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Alleran raised an eyebrow. "Prayers...?" And then something clicked.

"Oh. Oh. Well, I'll see how I can accommodate you lovely ladies." He said, smiling.

By the gods, old man, what kind of establishment were you running? Alleran thought to himself. And what have I got myself into?
Blythe
 player, 17 posts
 Barkeeper
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 15:29
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Blythe picks Percival up, and nuzzles him. "Now now, be a good little kit." Holding him with one arm, she finds a glass and manages to open the bottle with one hand. Pouring a fairly large amount of wine into the glass, she brings it to the girls. "Here's your wine, and I'm about to start the fondue. We don't have the ingredients for the salad, so in the morning I'll make a market run and you can have one tomorrow, free of charge." As she speaks, she gives Percival's chin a good scratching.
Percival Rutherford Finch
 player, 12 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 15:39
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
"No, Woman! Unhand me you delirious shrew!" Percival exclaimed, struggling and twisting furiously to escape her grip.
"Do not ignore me! I will NOT be treated this way! I am a man of great significance I tell you! I will not... He went on his, although his struggles petered of and his protests faded as she started scratching his chin. "I will... Will not... Nooo..." Eventually he stopped speaking completely, flopping loosely in her arms, as a faint purring came from his chest.
"Damn this form's primal instincts..." He muttered faintly, adjusting himself so she had easier access to his chin and chest. The purring continued undeterred.
Blythe
 player, 18 posts
 Barkeeper
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 15:45
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
"Oh, you like that don't you?" She coos, rubbing Percival's stomach. "See, I'm not so bad."
Percival Rutherford Finch
 player, 13 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 15:54
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
"I... I came to offer... my services." Percival muttered as he tried to keep his focus in the ecstasy of the scratching. It was undignified, damn it!
"I am... a wizard... an alchemist and... I am a... Chef. Not a.... pet."
He fought, but it was in vain. He could not stop the natural reaction of his body as he stretched to get more scratchings.
edgy_rhinx
 GM, 44 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 18:31
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
After two thirds of the bottle and Bella’s song the girls were in upbeat mood.
“Ok, who wants to play dice?” – Priscilla inquired full of energy.
“Sure, why not,” – Michelle agreed.
“I go first!” – Suzie produced a dice from her pocket, dropped it on the table, and got 10. “Yay! Ten!” – She declared.
Priscilla rolled second and got another 10.
Finally, Michelle picked up the dice and repeated their success.
“That’s not going to work,” – Michel inferred with a grimace.

Priscilla pondered for a moment. “I have an idea!” – She beamed soon after. – “We should play in pairs!”
“I take Alleran, he must have good karma.”
– She rushed to add.
“I want the kitten! He is smart and cute!” – Suzie responded.
“Oh, choices-choices,” – Michelle hummed. – “Blythe, Bella would any of you, beautiful ladies, join my team?”

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:33, Fri 10 Mar 2017.

edgy_rhinx
 GM, 45 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 18:50
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
“So that’s how it goes,” – Priscilla explained. – “Each of us rolls the dice 3 times. The team with the highest score wins.
... The winner's prize is a golden coin!”

“And the loser gets a silver coin,” – Michelle finished the sentence.
“Isn’t it a bit overboard, I mean, the silver coin?!” – Suzie doubted.
“Ah, they will cope,” – Priscilla waved her concerns. – “Besides we cannot award the golden coin without the silver one. We serve both sisters, remember?”

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Alleran the Bold
 player, 14 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 19:41
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Alleran sighed. "I'm supposing we've got no choice in this matter, do we?" he said. "And I suppose cards are out of the question?"
edgy_rhinx
 GM, 48 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 20:31
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
"I have Tarot cards," - Michelle smiled. "If you play with me, I will deal you your hand," - She promised archly.
Alleran the Bold
 player, 17 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 22:36
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Alleran considered. "...Alright, I'll take you up on your cards," he said, having won a fair few hands back in the service. "Though I guess that leaves the others to do your dice game."
Bella
 player, 7 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 22:57
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Bella just waves her hand "You men lay, I will continue to entertain" she made the lute disappear as a flute appeared in her hand. She starts to dance around playing the flute to some kind of music that is not as familiar.


http://www.bing.com/videos/sea...568819&FORM=VIRE
edgy_rhinx
 GM, 52 posts
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 10:29
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Michelle shuffles the cards expectantly, waiting for players to take places at the table, her hands motions are fluid, the ancient golden engravings glimmer on the cards’ backs.
Percival Rutherford Finch
 player, 14 posts
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 13:39
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
As he half listened to the conversation, Percival felt a vague sense of alarm at the offer of a game of chance. These girls... The sign above the door, their odd hinting way of talking. Something was going on here that he didn't quite grasp yet. While playing games with unknown entities could be dangerous he still felt that it would perhaps be beneficial to stay on their good side...
"Murrrr...." He purred incoherently as his train of thought was once more derailed by that infernal girls pettings. Damn she was good at that. He was getting dangerously comfortable in her arms.
Luckily for him, the most basic of cantrips necessary to move the dice did not require much concentration, or an incantation, at least not for him. With a monumental effort of will, he turned his focus to the dice, and willed them to lift slightly into the air, before letting them fall back onto the table to roll around.
"There..." He muttered, looking at the dice rolls. He then stretched out in Blythe's arms, surrendering to the scratchings once more.
"Curse you, woman... Curse you and your magnificent scratchings..." He murmured.


[OOC: 14:36, Today: Percival Rutherford Finch rolled 15 using 3d10 with rolls of 6,3,6.  - Dice game, Without cheating.]
Blythe
 player, 19 posts
 Barkeeper
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 14:12
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Blythe sighs, still giving Percival scratches. "I'm not one to play games of luck, but I'll do my best. Once I check on the others, of course." Heading first the the lone man who had ordered water, she asks "Is there anything else I can get you?"
edgy_rhinx
 GM, 54 posts
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 19:02
Re: Chapter 1. A Sunny Day
Unable to draft partners, the trio soon lost interest in the game. They paid Bella for her songs, Blythe for drinks and food, and left into the evening. Once they left Alleran recalled where he had seen their faces: three gargoyle statues at the entrance to Tymora's shrine bore the same features.

The man at the corner table coughed, composed himself and said that he was all right, he did not need anything at the moment, and that he had to go, as the business elsewhere required his attention.

As the late evening turned into the night and merchants left, the tavern became a quiet place. Finally, you had a minute for yourself, for exploration and planning.