Dog and Duck inn.   Posted by Trial.Group: 0
Trial
 GM, 32 posts
 Harbinger
Sat 1 Dec 2018
at 04:17
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Fybrook has the insignia of a kingfisher skewering a sliver fish

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:18, Sat 01 Dec 2018.

Adgar Silverlock
 player, 10 posts
 AC: 18 HP: 12/12
 PP: 11
Sat 1 Dec 2018
at 04:53
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Adgar takes his shield from his back and places it on the table, making sure not to knock over any drinks “The village of Fybrook has the Kingfisher as it’s emblem. Maybe we could call ourselves The Kingfisher’s sting. It would help to identify us and to give us a bond not easily broken.”
Shinma
 player, 8 posts
 Half-Orc Paladin
 P 10 | AC 18 | HP 12/12
Sat 1 Dec 2018
at 07:07
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Shinma regarded the passionate bard for a long, silent moment and then said, "I got these scars fighting death.  I'd hate to see your pretty young face so mangled.  But if you want to find out for yourself..."  It wasn't a threat.  It was a reluctant allowance to let her come along, at her own risk.

Glancing to the Dragonborn, he said, "Hey, kid, whatever works.  You may be young but you've got scales and magic ju-ju to fight with."

Lastly, he regarded Adgar as the man wove his story and mission.  "Hunh," he mused.  "Sounds dangerous.  I approve.  I'm in.  What about we simplify that to 'the Kingfishers'?  I'm a half-orc of simple tastes," he grinned, his tusks showing.
Alazeydin Kelduas
 player, 13 posts
Sat 1 Dec 2018
at 15:05
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Alazeydin was glad that things seemed to be looking toward progress as the group talked, moreso choosing a name for the group did make it seem more official. "I like the name The Kingfishers just fine, it will play well in the chronicles I'm sure. Not to mention it would give us an air of authenticity. So, that makes four of us, assuming you will join us miss..." Alazeydin looked to Hollyhock as she was the only one who hadn't given a name yet.

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Hollyhock
 player, 6 posts
Sat 1 Dec 2018
at 19:22
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Hollyhock's eyes widen and she gasps an inhale, raising a finger in accusation, "Hey! No fair, you can't mix compliments and insults." She folds her arms and turns her head, making a show of not listening when she clearly is.

She looks to Alazeydin and nods slightly, "Hollyhock. I'll join."
Adgar Silverlock
 player, 11 posts
 AC: 18 HP: 12/12
 PP: 11
Tue 4 Dec 2018
at 03:54
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Adgar rises and nods "Wonderful, let's get going. Make sure you've food for at least a week, someplace to sleep and anything else you might find useful. We'll leave after lunch at the gate near the forest."
He nods to the others one last time before leaving the tavern, picking up his spear as he passes it.
Alazeydin Kelduas
 player, 16 posts
Tue 4 Dec 2018
at 14:14
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Alazeydin's eyes light up, "Oh yes...I don't have any of those things. I will find the nearest merchant and purchase the goods. Anyone who'd like to accompany I'd enjoy the company, otherwise I'll see you all at the gate" and with that Alazeydin finishes his ale, stands, and exits the Dog and Duck headed to find a place to buy supplies.

---> To Trading Post
Shinma
 player, 9 posts
 Half-Orc Paladin
 P 10 | AC 18 | HP 12/12
Tue 4 Dec 2018
at 18:54
Re: Dog and Duck inn
"I've already got a backpack full of junk," Shinma said, then shrugged. "But I'll tag along.  Maybe I'll see something else I want."

With that, he went with Alazeydin (and anyone else that was tagging along).
Sabine Delloran
 player, 3 posts
 Human Wizard
 PP 12 | AC 12 | 8/8 hp
Fri 7 Dec 2018
at 07:34
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Like a moth to a flame, Sabine Delloran was drawn to the light and warmth of the Dog and Duck Inn.  The road had been long - much longer than she had expected.  She wasn't much used to travel on foot, and it was only the quality of her boots that had prevented blisters.  She lingered a moment outside to compose herself; it wouldn't do to make a first impression short of breath and in disarray.

Her delicate fingers pushed the door open, and she let a smile play across her lips at the warmth and the smell of food that wasn't wrapped in wax paper and hard as a rock.  Sabine crossed the threshold and let the door swing shut behind her.  She stood just a hair above five feet, and only then because her boots had a slight heel to them.  Her auburn curls were parted to frame her face, and her green eyes were sharp and lively.  She wore a simple blue dress with laces up the bodice, done all the way up to keep her modest, and skirts that flowed slightly with every step.  A long cloak of a darker blue rested on her shoulders, the hood drawn back, and she wore a brown leather backpack with the telltale accouterments of one who traveled on foot.  A smooth wooden staff was her only visible weapon, hardly more than a walking stick.

She didn't take long to find an empty table, and she tried to exercise as much grace as possible while she slumped into the seat and set her heavy pack down with a sigh of relief.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 07:34, Fri 07 Dec 2018.

Trial
 GM, 54 posts
 Harbinger
Sat 8 Dec 2018
at 22:49
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Sabine discovers a bowl of chicken stew, a sweet roll, and a pear placed in front of her on the table by a calloused hand.  It's owner gives  Sabine a hard stare

Andy "You are a new face... are you a practitioner of the magic arts? If you are up for it I have a request. A young man is set on mapping out the forest. He is a good lad but I worry he may need a few more hands.  The forest isn't what it once was.  Kira! Kira! I have a request, go find Adgar before he gets eaten up by something would you? Room and board for a month and we'll cook you up a cake on your return? hows that sound?"
Kira
 player, 5 posts
 PP: 14 AC: 16 HP:13
 Half-Orc Ranger
Sat 8 Dec 2018
at 23:44
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Kira smiled.

"I'm your girl." The Half-Orc said with a little bit of glee. She had enjoyed her time in the village but the call of nature was akin to the call of the sea to sailors. She smiled again and practiced some of what she had learned within the village.

"Everything is most likely okay, but I can check up on things." the Ranger had learned that he helped to reassure those who were close to you. The truth of situations was something which was often greeted wih fear.

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Sabine Delloran
 player, 4 posts
 Human Wizard
 PP 12 | AC 12 | 8/8 hp
Sun 9 Dec 2018
at 00:15
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Sabine's decorum slipped as the food was set down before her.  The road had been long, and trail food was the worst.  The stew was one of the best things she'd ever smelled, and the roll and pear looked amazing.  She paused, the sweet roll halfway to her mouth, realizing she'd been asked a question.  Her eyes flicked up to meet Andy's, and she let a faint smile cross her lips.

"Sorry, I didn't mean to be rude," she said.  "I am a practitioner, yes.  My name is Sabine."

As the man began to bring Kira around, the young wizard took a dainty bite of the sweet roll.  The taste filled her mouth; she suppressed a faint quiver of pleasure at the food, and tried to restrain herself to dainty bites.  Her stomach gave a growl of impatience.
Trial
 GM, 55 posts
 Harbinger
Sun 9 Dec 2018
at 00:57
Re: Dog and Duck inn
In reply to Sabine Delloran (msg # 66):

Andy's face softens

Andy "It is I who is being rude. I'm sorry for interrupting your thoughts. You have been on the road, eat, recover.  Adgar is a young man now and I would do best to remember that.  Offer still stands but it can wait till you are ready."

Andy smiles at Kira, the tension in the big mans shoulders melts away.  The storm cloud that was Andy is gone.

Andy "Thank you Kira, I know we haven't known each other long but my family and I are grateful to call you friend"

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Sabine Delloran
 player, 5 posts
 Human Wizard
 PP 12 | AC 12 | 8/8 hp
Mon 10 Dec 2018
at 07:47
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Sabine was grateful for the reprieve to eat, though she wasn't sure she actually had the time to truly rest and recover.  Not if some sort of trouble had befallen this Adgar fellow.  The wizard took another dainty bite, and let her green eyes shift to study Kira, taking her measure.
Kira
 player, 6 posts
 PP: 14 AC: 16 HP:13
 Half-Orc Ranger
Mon 10 Dec 2018
at 11:53
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Kira smiled and she took a drink from a large mug.

Water-she drank deepingly as she eyed Sabine "I wouldn't peg you for the adventuring sort." Kira said applying air quotes around the adventuring word as so many others did.

She found this question to be informative of a lot of aspects of a person's nature. Like an angler baiting a fish she waited.

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Sabine Delloran
 player, 6 posts
 Human Wizard
 PP 12 | AC 12 | 8/8 hp
Mon 10 Dec 2018
at 18:20
Re: Dog and Duck inn
The young lady stiffened at the remark, shoving the last of the sweet roll between her lips.  She held up a delicate finger for patience, took a moment to finish the bite, then dabbed her mouth with a cloth.

"I'm much more capable than I look, half-orc.  I command the mystic arts," she said.  Then she stirred the stew with her spoon before lifting a spoonful, and blowing on it to cool it.
Kira
 player, 7 posts
 PP: 14 AC: 16 HP:13
 Half-Orc Ranger
Mon 10 Dec 2018
at 22:41
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Kira folded her arms across the top of the table.

"We will see about that I suppose." The Half-orc said dryly while looking over Sabine.
Sabine Delloran
 player, 7 posts
 Human Wizard
 PP 12 | AC 12 | 8/8 hp
Mon 10 Dec 2018
at 23:46
Re: Dog and Duck inn
She looked at Kira for a moment, as if considering a reply.  Then she began to eat the stew.  The half-orc would learn she could cast spells soon enough.

After a couple of spoonfuls, she spoke up again.  "My name is Sabine," she said, by way of introduction.  She wasn't sure if the half-orc had caught her name earlier, but introductions were always polite.  "And I imagine we're bound for the road once again..." she added, trying to sound more ready than she felt.
Sabine Delloran
 player, 8 posts
 Human Wizard
 PP 12 | AC 12 | 8/8 hp
Fri 14 Dec 2018
at 04:55
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Sabine stirred her stew once more, then took another slurp from her spoon.
Trial
 GM, 68 posts
 Harbinger
Wed 19 Dec 2018
at 06:38
Re: Dog and Duck inn
In reply to Sabine Delloran (msg # 73):

Annan places a glass of wine next to Sabine

Annan "Dad is pretty impressed by you, he sought you out... Who are you ma'am?"
Sabine Delloran
 player, 9 posts
 Human Wizard
 PP 12 | AC 12 | 8/8 hp
Wed 19 Dec 2018
at 07:21
Re: Dog and Duck inn
The arrival of wine seemed like a welcome thing.  Sabine was nearly through her stew, and felt more like herself with every passing minute.  Hard days on the road was not her usual practice, and a fine meal and warmth was much more to her liking.  A glass of wine would help to carry the hospitality a little further.

"Thank you, miss," she said, favoring Annan with a smile.  "I'm called Sabine.  I'm glad to have made such a good impression."
Kira
 player, 8 posts
 PP: 14 AC: 16 HP:13
 Half-Orc Ranger
Wed 19 Dec 2018
at 11:51
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Kira nodded.

"The road is a path which we may take, it is safe from one type of predator but the express domain of another."

Kira drank again deeply from her water. "I am known as Kira>" The Half-Orc said as a way of balancing the "scales" a name offered a name gained.

"Sabine, I have a question for you. Why would you do this?"<green> The Half-Orc shifted in her seat. <green>"These people, they are akin to family to me, but you?"
Sabine Delloran
 player, 10 posts
 Human Wizard
 PP 12 | AC 12 | 8/8 hp
Wed 19 Dec 2018
at 15:39
Re: Dog and Duck inn
The young lady turned her attention back to the half-orc.  She could see the concern on Kira's face.  Sabine had an inkling that Kira might have taken the job for free.  But Andy's words had promised payment in the form of a week of room and board, and a cake.  The young lady could only assume the offer was extended to her as well.

"Well met, Kira," she said, folding her hands in her lap.  It wouldn't do to polish off the last few bites while they talked business.  "I'm happy to lend a hand to people in need.  I don't want to see anybody lost in the woods, and if there's a way I can help, I'm happy to do so."

She paused a moment, then decided to add a little honesty.  "Besides, the room and board would be helpful.  I need to stretch my funds as long as possible until I find a means to replenish them."
Kira
 player, 9 posts
 PP: 14 AC: 16 HP:13
 Half-Orc Ranger
Thu 20 Dec 2018
at 05:37
Re: Dog and Duck inn
Kira nodded that seems like it satisfied her someone.

"Very well." she smiled because it was something which she had been told put others at ease.

"I will meet you outside of town along our northward side when you are ready to begin this search, I want to be sure that I can pick up the proper track before it gets too overrun."

Kira stood after offering another someone awkward smile and left the inn.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:38, Thu 20 Dec 2018.

Sabine Delloran
 player, 11 posts
 Human Wizard
 PP 12 | AC 12 | 8/8 hp
Thu 20 Dec 2018
at 07:42
Re: Dog and Duck inn
The sight of Kira's smile made Sabine slightly uncomfortable.  It looked like she was smiling because she was supposed to, rather than because she was pleased.  At the same time, the half-orc hadn't turned her down, so that was something.

"I'll be along shortly," she said, offering a little finger wave as Kira moved for the exit.

She kept up her composure until the woman had left, then she let out a long sigh.  Her feet weren't actively complaining anymore, but the thought of going back out so quickly wasn't something she was looking forward to.  She picked up the sliced pear in her fingers and bit it in two, chewing thoughtfully.  She would savor the few bites of pear, the rest of the wine, and then she'd be along to meet the half-orc.