Prologue - The Elder Beerman.   Posted by Storyteller.Group: 0
Storyteller
 GM, 7 posts
Sat 14 Dec 2019
at 04:19
Prologue - The Elder Beerman
 How you found each other varies for each of you, but when discovering that you all apparently wound up on Santa's Naughty List, you all agreed to meet at a local tavern, the Elder Beerman to discuss what that means and what comes next.
Suiko
 player, 6 posts
Sat 14 Dec 2019
at 04:53
Prologue - The Elder Beerman
A hole tears itself open in the world - a gate, a portal punched through the veil of the planes by raw force of will. The kind of spell that most people would gape and gawk at, that would make the average practitioner green with envy because they know they will never approach such a display. On the other side of the portal is a twilit forest, and through the portal steps a woman.

She looks human, but she is inhumanly beautiful. It's hard to say precisely what makes her so - her features are fine, but considered individually, merely mortal. But taken as a whole, she has the sort of captivating appearance that ballads are written about, a raw presence that turns heads.

She is also covered, head to toe, in intricate, beautiful tattoos, most of which burn with magic to those who know how to See.

Suiko smiles at the bartender and purrs, "Hello, handsome. Got any vodka?" Only after getting her drink does she turn her attention to the others present.
Irsen Kravik
 player, 3 posts
Sun 15 Dec 2019
at 01:27
Prologue - The Elder Beerman
Irsen strode down the street in his hybrid tiger form, doing all the things he regularly did: helping old ladies cross the street, righting tipped wagons, and general do-gooding.  When he reached the tavern he stooped to enter, and as his head went down toward the height of the door, the rest of him shrunk beneath it.

He made his way to the bar and ordered whatever was local before moving to join Suiko.  "Greetings.  What got you on the wrong side of the list?"  He asked her, wanting to see if her story aligned with what had been mentioned before.
Suiko
 player, 7 posts
Sun 15 Dec 2019
at 03:07
Prologue - The Elder Beerman
"Research," Suiko says, a touch sourly. "It's hardly my fault that the best experts on souls happen to be demons. Or that they don't answer questions just 'cause you ask nicely. A girl has to do what a girl has to do, right? But no. You ask one wrong question, and suddenly you're a Bad Person. Total nonsense." She sniffs and takes a deep drink, muttering something rude in Abyssal with no accent at all.
Theodore Logan
 player, 10 posts
Sun 15 Dec 2019
at 05:01
Prologue - The Elder Beerman
A portal from hell opens. Out steps the Grim Reaper. "Here. Now don't bother me again, Theodore."

Ted steps out and nods his head at Death. "Thanks bro!"

He turns to everyone else, "Hello, I'm Ted 'Theodore' Logan. There's no WAY I'm supposed to be on the naughty list. Surely if I can just talk to Santa we can get this figured out. Station."

Ted is wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt, and a black leather biker vest with a few buttons that have gnarly catch phrases on them. (studded leather). His black hair is shoulder length.
Meriza Floffly
 player, 2 posts
Mon 16 Dec 2019
at 20:00
Prologue - The Elder Beerman
A hummingbird flitted down from the rafters and hovered near Ted's head. Then, quite suddenly, the tiny bird took the form of an elven woman sitting on the edge of a table. To Ted she said, "Excellent. And adventurous. But ultimately I believe that would be a bogus journey."

The young-appearing woman then stood up and brushed back her dark hair. "I believe there is no reasoning with that man. Santa. For over three and a half centuries I have been on the nice list, but that all changed the moment I dared to have the audacity to lightly criticize his use of reindeer and elven laborers." She shook both her head and her fist in anger. "That pompous sugarplum needs to be taken down a peg, or my name isn't Meriza Floffly."
Theodore Logan
 player, 11 posts
Tue 17 Dec 2019
at 01:30
Prologue - The Elder Beerman
"No way."

Ted can't help oogle all the babes here at the tavern, Suiko, Meriza, EXCELLENT!

"Listen, if you've all got a plan, I'm in. And if you don't have a plan, I'm still in."
Irsen Kravik
 player, 4 posts
Tue 17 Dec 2019
at 04:10
Prologue - The Elder Beerman
Irsen looked around at those gathering.  He rumbled in a deep voice that perhaps fit his larger tiger form better than his merely buff human one, "It seems like some see this as an error, while others malfeasance by the old man.  Why don't we head there, do a bit of investigating, and then act on what we learn.  That way we can all be in one accord when we do what needs to be done, rather than split between a desire for justice, a desire for goodness, and possibly - though I accuse no one - baser desires.

  "Which reminds me - does anyone have travel arrangements made already?  If we're in no rush I could send in the morning, one way or another.
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