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Shrooms! (Private) (Closed)

Shrooms! (Private) (Closed)

Postby DeadPigeonGolem » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:01 pm

Players:
Reva
Django
PigeonGolem
Reeds
Zickman

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RULES:
Do we need rules? I think we all know each other. If you're just browsing threads, PM me (the GM) if you want to join!

Okay fine, we do:

1. POST. ONCE. A. DAY. No more waiting, it should be clear by now.
2. He who falls behind is left behind. If the plot moves on without you, tough. ADDENDUM: This only applies if you leave completely unexpectedly. If there is a plan for moving on and you give us a heads up for when you'll be back, it's all cool.
3. Follow the general forum rules.

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Quick Plot sketch, so we all have some idea of what's going on:

Players meet in The White Lion, in a private booth. This is to conserve chaos, meeting at the bar could cause.... problems. A quick round of introductions later, and we'll begin the general idea of where the quest will be going (To the Surface. For Shrooms.). We'll timeskip to Machike (the route there is pretty damn safe, after all) and from there start wandering the Mist for a few days (or until we get tired of it), then trek up and out to the Overworld. We'll basically make it up from there.

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Detir'nah Itar'nae Illhar'dro gently nursed his beer in his private booth. It wouldn't do to be drunk on his first day to the surface, after all. He had come to The White Lion to go over his last preparations before leaving on his first Journey. It was a custom of the Itar'nae to go and work in the world before returning home to complete your training to become a Master of Fungi, fungi, and the use thereof, being the specialty of the Itar'nae Subhouse. He was dressed in simple and plain travel clothes, triple woven to offer a modicum of protection, and a thick cloak to protect against the weather and serve as shelter. He had requested a private booth from the bartender in order to collect his thoughts and emotions before setting out, as well as search the room for a trustworthy looking warrior to protect him, should he need it.

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Notes:
Players can either see Detir on his own and ask him what's up or go to the bartender, who will inform you that: "By the way, if yer lookin' for some adventurin', there's a lad over dere who could use a bodyguard."

Other note:
Changed the name so it's shorter and less noob-like.
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby Reva » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:53 pm

Travels were opportunitties. To meet new people, to learn new things, to expand horizonts.

But travels also left you so damn hungry.

It was with this not-so-deep thought that Aiva'ihl entered the White Lion. The road from Chel to Val'Raveran had been a long one. All she wanted to think of was to get a quick meal. And find a place to sleep at the temple. Yes, sleep would be nice.

The warden prepared to sat down when a young... Man? Woman? Caught her attention. He (or she?) wore travel clothes fitted for a very different landscape, but seemed alone. She (or he?) didn't look more than 40 too. Curious. She knew that Val'Raveran was quite less dangerous than Chel, but the kid didn't seem all that capable to take care of himself.

Oh, well.

That's when she realized she stopped mid-motion while sitting down staring as the young traveller seemingly asked for a private booth.

"Way to go at looking silly in public. I hope no one else noticed". - She prayed sillently to herself.

People just don't enter private booths asking "Where is your mother, young, er, whatever your gender is? You look like you could kill yourself by tripping on your own feet! Go home at once until you can properly slay a tiktikki!". Yet, she was curious and a bit more than tempted to do just that. Aiva (finally) ordered a dish, wondering to herself as she waited.

((Copy+Paste of the PM I sent to Pigeon:

Since Reed needs time to get her sheet approved and Django wanted to finish his other campaing, I thought that we both could meet at the White Lion and then go to the Inluk'lar for, say, Aiva pack up to the journey and then we meet with the two others there. This should give them some time and we could advance a bit, since you seem so eager to start already. What do you think?))
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby DeadPigeonGolem » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:06 pm

((Summary of Response- This is probably a good plan))
((Further note- Maybe we shouldn't QUITE leave until we get back from Django and Reeds, maybe they'd prefer to meet there))

Detir continued drinking, slipping into a sort of meditative trance as the alcohol began to give his senses a pleasant buzz all over. Slowly, it came to his attention that a hungry looking Warden was watching him. He blinked, looking at her. Hmm... strong build, decent armor, weaponry of high quality, and a Kyorl. This could be the bodyguard he was looking for....

"Hey there, stranger!" he called out to her. "What's up? Like what you see?"
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby Reva » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:21 pm

(( I agree, let's wait. ))

The approaching stranger was quite unexpected, still, Aiva managed to settle her expression on a rather neutral look.

- I assure you this is not the case. However, I do admit to have been curious, as you seem to be a traveler, even though your appearance doesn't translate more than a few decades of life. - Something was up, the warden was sure. The other seemed interested, in what she couldn't put her finger on. Maybe he was just drunk. Kids those days and their alcohol...

- If you wish to take a seat. - She motioned to the chair across the table.
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby DeadPigeonGolem » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:25 pm

((So I guess I probably should have mentioned that I'm carrying a backpack and traveling staff, shouldn't've I?))

Detir picked up his backpack (oof) and staff (steel capped with one pointy end) in one hand and his beer in the other and moved over to the Kyorl's table.

"Sorry, sorry, just kidding. Yeah, I'm headed up to the Overworld. My name's Detir'nah Itar'nae Illhar'dro, but "Detir" is shorter, and I go by that. What's your name?"
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby Reva » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:02 am

Illhar'dro. That sure explained why the guy looked like a girl.

Aiva stared blankly as Detir went on with little hesitation. Didn't he know it could be dangerous to go to a stranger, alone, mention you are from a Great Clan and then explain you are going to a empty place where no one will ever notice if you die and someone takes your money?

At least he looked trustworthy and harmless enough.

"Sharess, watch over the unwary... Or do you wish me to?"

- Detir'nah Itar'nae Illhar'dro. I am warden Aiva'ihl Kyorl'solenurn. And I should warn you to be more careful about where and to whom you share information so easily. The Overworld is dangerous in itself but ill-intentioned people are often much worse.

A servant came to deliver Aiva's order. It was a frugal meal, consisting mostly of algae and edible mushrooms. Not the best the tavern had to offer, but certainly cheaper. Maybe sometime she would come back with some saved ada and buy herself a nice plate of surface meat and fresh vegetables. For now, it would serve it's purpose.
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby DeadPigeonGolem » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:54 am

((dialogue fail, anyone?))

Detir sweatdropped at himself.
"Ah... yeah... I need to work on that....

...regardless, I hope my judgment isn't so bad that it would turn out that a Drowussu clad in full Warden armor wouldn't be an honorable individual." He sipped his beer some more as Aiva'ihl's food arrived. "Seeing as you ARE a Warden, I think that I haven't failed that badly this time. SO. What brings you here, Madame Warden?"
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby Reva » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:24 pm

((*facepalm* It actually took that long for me to realize you had edited your post... Fail. I'm assuming you meant Drowussu in your post, too, right?))

"Honorable individual." Aiva's cheeks instantly felt warm at the small compliment, contrasting with the still unchanged expression. It was an interesting effect.

- I concede on that point, while your judgement wasn't incorrect... It was merely a warning. I assure you you can count on my honor. You see.. - She cut herself a piece of mushroom, eating it quickly - I was reassigned from Chel'el'Sussoloth to Val'Raveran. - Another piece of mushroom. - In fact, I arrived minutes ago, I planned to make a stop here before heading to the temple.

She chewed in silence for several minutes before continuing:

- So... How about you? I hope I am right to assume you don't plan to do anything dangerous like relic hunting on your own, yes?
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby DeadPigeonGolem » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:37 pm

((Fail again, yes, I meant drowussu *facepalm*))

"On my own, no. With a bodyguard, yes. This is why I came over.

The Itar'nae subhouse of the Illhar'dro Clan are skilled specialists in the various fungi to be gathered in the Underworld, Overworld, and Mistworld. It is a requirement to become a Master of Fungi in my clan to go on a Journey for multiple years until you are deemed ready to take the Exams. This is my objective. Unfortunately, as you can probably tell, I'm not the best fighter, and require a bodyguard. I cannot promise you regular pay, but our 'shrooms sell for a high price in the markets and our medical abilities with those 'shrooms are much sought after. You are guaranteed a cut of any money I make over the course of my journey if you accompany me. What say you?"
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby Reva » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:00 pm

"That was quite... Direct. He sure likes to talk, too."

She barely knew what to start with. Fungi hunting on the Overworld wasn't the kind of proposal you'd expect, but the guy looked dead serious about it. And apparently he judged her as a appropriate bodyguard. For mushroom hunting. On the Overworld.

- Illhar'dro, there must be some kind of misunderstanding. I am, as I told you before, a warden, not a mercenary. How can I put this... Selling protection isn't exactly part of my duty. Unless there's something about this "job" of yours you still haven't mentioned.
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby DeadPigeonGolem » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:45 am

"Well," said Detir, leaning on one hand and squeeking a finger along the rim of his beer glass. "There is the bit about where you know I'm going to my doom and refused to help me. That could, you know, be rather detrimental to your reputation."
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby Reva » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:52 pm

The warden couldn't help but be a bit surprised, staring sternly at Detir for a moment.

"That's the lamest blackmail attempt I've ever experienced."

Aiva then relaxed her expression, raising her index finger in a warning sign.

- No, I really don't think so. - She took a long breath before starting - First, you are hardly looking for help as much as a paid warrior in your service for a commercial errand. Second, you shouldn't place your suicidal tendencies as other person's responsibility. And third, and more important, what makes you think someone would even know what happened to you once you got lost? The surface is a big place, with few good-willed drow around to help or indentify corpses.

She took the glass of water that accompanied the food and took a gulp before putting it down again.

- This tactic of yours won't do. If you trully want aid, we might talk this over and if Sharess' will seems in accord with it, we may reach an agreement.
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby DeadPigeonGolem » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:33 pm

"Fine, fine," said Detir, looking rather abashed. "It's just that, well... you know..... Anyway. What should we talk about?" He stared awkwardly into the depths of his beer glass.
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby Reva » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:50 pm

Seeing the other backed away from the former atitude, Aiva mellowed a bit. He looked genuinely disconcerted. Maybe he wasn't the brat she took him for. She did act a bit harsh sometimes...

The woman sighed:

- Perhaps you could try to tell me exactly where you plan to go. - said she, leaning closer - It may not look so, but I've had some experience on the Overworld. Evaluate the danger beforehand is important - be it halmes, beasts or... - she whispered almost inaudibly, more to herself than to Detir - Moon's Age demons...
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Re: SHRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS!!!! (Private)

Postby DeadPigeonGolem » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:17 pm

Detir brightened up again. "No problem! I'm headed from here to Machike, search for any 'shrooms that may be growing there, but it's just a layover until I head out to the Mistworld. Now, there's a town-ish-thing that's mostly abandoned save for a few wild dogs. It's also the prime location for a variety of shroom that's famous for its generic psychedelic properties, Sylo'bin. From there, we'll take the path up to the Overworld, fighting off rapid animals along the way, and head off to the East. There's several regions that have some pretty important shrooms, including "Pira'tea", makes you drunk without the hangover, and "Caer'meillia", which tastes sweet and makes you feel like you're flying. I'll be swinging through these towns, with a general circuit like trek from Machike to the Eastern Sea, up the coast northwards, and back. The problem is that I've got terrible luck, you can ask my parents they know, and I keep getting attacked. Which is why I need a bodyguard of some kind."
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