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Title: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on August 23, 2010, 07:57:21 AM
Galein walked out of the kitchen and looked around the tavern. It was emptier now than anytime in the last few months. There was just a few dwarves scattered around the tables all enjoying a breakfast. She knew that there were a few of their usual guests upstairs, still sleeping, and wouldn't expect them to be down for awhile.

Gadaser was in the kitchen still, laboring away at preparing the meals for the day. Galein knew her sister well and wasn't expecting her sister to leave the kitchen for another hour or two, after she had finished all the preparations. Gapad had gone into town at sunrise to buy ingredients that they were running short on, and should be back anytime now.

Galein sighed to herself, then began to walk around from table to table, straightening chairs, and wiping the table clean. She had already done this the night before, but she had nothing else to do until Gapad got back with the ingredients. Then they would need to be put away and, hopefully, would then be taken down soon after to help prepare meals for hungry guests.


Hragnúr

Hragnúr woke up to the smell of freshly baked bread. She smiled and sat up in bed. She woke to this smell every morning, and never got tired of it. It was a lot better to wake up to fresh bread, than to her mother's screams and rants. Since she and her mother moved into the Kann, Jynée has calmed down significantly. Where she used to rant all day, she now only does so every once in awhile.

Hragnúr got out of bed and put on fresh clothes. She left her apron laying on the chair, since she wasn't gonna start working quite yet. She then walked down the stairs and nodded a good morning to Galein, and walked into the kitchen and sleepily did the same for Gadaser. Gadaser nodded back then pushed a tray with a few piece of bread and jam on it to Hragnúr. This was her mother's morning meal. Hopefully this time it wouldn't displease her mother.

She took the tray upstairs to her mother's room, and softly walked across the floor and set the tray down beside the bed. Her mother was still asleep and was as peaceful as she had been in a long time. Hragnúr took a piece of bread and spread jam onto it. She sat down at the table in the room and ate, thinking about her mother and how she used to be before Hragnúr's father died.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Avásh ám Térqu'ypheró on August 26, 2010, 05:01:35 AM
Avásh walks in, the second Inn he has been in in all of his life. But he needed to get out into the world; to travel. He finds himself at peace here, looking about quite wildly before taking a seat at an empty table.

He sat down looking out among the cheery-eyed peoples. This had been the first time he had ever seen so many dwarves in one place! He stood there and just chuckled to himself. He laughed so loudly, in fact, that one costumer looked over at him and gave him the 'stink eye.' After that he quieted down some.

Then, muttering to himself in Styrash, he said, " So many plants and places to go! I doubt I'll ever have a chance to go all around the world in a few mere years! Not with so many interesting people."

Then, from within his pack he pulled out a plant and went over to see someone about getting water for this poor dying plant; and so he did, straight to the bar.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Klyff Tylssen on August 26, 2010, 09:21:29 AM
Klyff came in briskly through the door and sat down on one of the tables. Scanning the room, he noticed there was hardly any people drinking in the tavern. It was morning, maybe not everyone was up. He glanced at a dwarf who was sitting in a corner by himself drinking, to another who was talking merrily with a friend, and then to a man, up and looking around, with a small plant in his hands.

An interesting character Klyff thought, the oddest one in this room. Inadvertently, Klyff took out his cards and started shuffling them, the loud thapping noise upsetting the ominous quiet of the room. After a minute or two, Klyff noticed, and stopped, and the room went back to its silence. He put the cards in his pouch and got up seeking a drink to the bar.

Accidentaly, he bumped into the man with the plant, not hard but enough.
Sorry. he said quickly, and went on to find someone to provide him with something.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on August 26, 2010, 03:56:16 PM
The sun had been up for a while, Aster hadn't slept a wink. So he had been walking for a long time, his feet hurt, his stomach had been talking to him since the sun came up, and he was sure he needed some food. He called out to Tiffan to get her to a bit faster, and now Aster, sitting on top of Hero, was moving at a steady trot.

"Arfff" Tiffan called out to him as she had been trained to do when there was a bar near where they were standing. Aster became excited "FOOOD!!" he squawked kicking much harder than he had planned into Hero's sides.

Aster opened the door "I hope that stable boy puts Hero somewhere nice, I must check... after breakfast" he noticed something, it was so quiet for a tavern, only a few whispers, he then heard a bump and a very small commotion, where a few quick apologies,and then Aster tuned out, he had walked into a table, a table made for a Dwarf!!


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on August 29, 2010, 03:07:22 AM
Galein watched as an elf walked into the tavern and sat at a table. She saw him laugh to himself a little, and then mutter something to himself. 'This elf better have manners.' Galein thought to herself. There had been a few elves in the past that had no manners at all and thought they could speak down to dwarves. These kind of people, whether they were elves or not, annoyed Galein quite a lot. Though she would never let them know. Not when they had coins in their pocket, ready to be spent.

Galein finished wiping the table off and walked toward the bar to put the rag away. On her way, another elf walked into the tavern and sat down. This elf also seemed to be a bit arrogant, he pulled out a deck of cards and began to shuffle them loudly. The noise was loud enough that Galein's ears rung slightly. 'Another disrespectful elf!' Galein yelled in her head. Thankfully, the elf stopped with the noise and everything was quiet again. Both elves got up and started walking toward the bar. One had a plant in his hand, which looked completely foreign to Galein. 'Wherever did he find a plant like that?' she wondered to herself. The two elves collided on their way to the bar, and Galein heard a mumbling of apologies.

As she looked past the elves, she saw another dwarf walk into the tavern quite quickly, talking to himself. This dwarf sat at a dwarven table and seemed quiet astonished to see one. 'Must have been away for a long time' Galein thought. She made a note of this in her head then turned back to both the elves. "Can i help either of you?" she said in the most pleasant voice she could muster.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Klyff Tylssen on August 29, 2010, 03:28:00 AM
Klyff regained his balance from the collision and continued on to the bar as a dwarf woman asked if she could help him. Excellent, he thought, someone to give him a drink. He came up to the bar.

Yes, I haven't been here before. What are the drinks you serve here?


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on August 29, 2010, 03:49:28 AM
"Yes, I haven't been here before. What are the drinks you serve here?" the elf asked.

"Well, if you are in the mood for something alcoholic, we have Apple Ale, Dwarven Ale, and a Shorr Brew. The last one was made by our in-house brewer, and is weak enough for non-dwarves." Galein replied to the elf with a chuckle. "If you don't want anything like that this early in the morning, we have water, Hearthberry Juice, and if you want a surprise, i can go and squeeze some extra fruit we have and make you a fresh juice mixture. Any of that suit your fancy?" Galein gave the elf a smile, and grabbed a  clean glass to put his choice into.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Avásh ám Térqu'ypheró on August 29, 2010, 06:37:08 AM
 Water's fine for me... can you boil it for me? I'm thinking of tea that I brought with me and I'm just dying to try it!" Mentioned Avásh.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on August 29, 2010, 07:39:33 AM
"Water's fine for me... can you boil it for me? I'm thinking of tea that I brought with me and I'm just dying to try it!" said the slightly shorter elf. Galein smiled and said, "Sure thing! Let me go get that while this man thinks." She walked back into the kitchen and put a small pot of water over the fire. She turned to her sister and told her about the newcomers while waiting for the water to boil. In a few moments the roaring fire had the water boiling, and Galein poured the water into a clay pitcher. She then took the pitcher out to the elf and handed it to him, along with a glass. "There you go! First water is free of charge." Galein said.

She gave the elf a quick smile before turning back to the other man, "And what have you decided you would like?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Klyff Tylssen on August 29, 2010, 07:47:38 AM
Klyff looked back from the elf before replying.

Ill just take some water too, if you don't mind. I might try some of that juice later, though. It sounds good.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on August 29, 2010, 10:03:01 AM
"Ill just take some water too, if you don't mind. I might try some of that juice later, though. It sounds good." the elf said. Galein poured a pitcher of water for him and handed him it along with a glass. "There you go, enjoy!" Galein said.

She then looked around to make sure there was no one else needing help. When she saw no one else needing anything, she grabbed 2 glasses of Hearthberry Juice and walked over to the newly arrived dwarf. She sat down across the table from him and gave him one of the glasses. Galein then asked, "?Fer Khor Kul Koafer Uhn Gorph Kavonerons?" ("Where and when did you begin travels?")


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Avásh ám Térqu'ypheró on August 30, 2010, 05:02:02 AM
Avásh took his tea leaves from his bag and placed some in his cup, hoping that he could try to listen in on the conversation, although he had almost no idea what they were even talking about! He continued listening anyway, hoping that he could make some sense of it soon.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on August 30, 2010, 08:07:01 AM
Aster was startled "Is somebody sitting at my table?" he reached his left hand out and found the soft head of Tiffan his guide dog. He was stroking her head wondering just what to do about this new comer, when he smelt something fantastic, he reached out his hand and found the cup then he realised what the smell was, Hearthberry Juice so that's what it was. He took a tentative sip, when his table buddy spoke to him "Where and when did you begin travels?" was she speaking Thergerim? Aster decided then and there she must be trust worthy she's a dwarf "I started in Nybelmar a very long time ago. How did you end up here? Aster asked in Thergerim. As an after thought he wondered just what she looked like?


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on August 30, 2010, 10:41:18 AM
It wasn't until the dwarf started petting the dog next to him, that Galein saw it. The dog seemed to be well trained and was just looking around the room as the dwarf scratched her head. He then reached out, some what hesitantly, for the drink. Galein looked at the dwarf's eyes and noticed he wasn't searching around the room too, and they looked glassy.

"I started in Nybelmar a very long time ago. How did you end up here?" the dwarf said. He still wasn't making eye contact with Galein and she was beginning to wonder why. She wasn't about to say anything though, as this might anger the dwarf. She answered, ".Fer Oe Artakyeh PriTyr Donian. .Fer Huhutol Wirrel Kann Kumruhnt Kul Kagoz Pra Huttol. .Fer Huttol Kagoz Pra Galein." ("I was born in Tyr Donian. Grandmother made Kann Kumruhnt and gave to mother. Mother gave to Galein")


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on August 30, 2010, 02:54:20 PM
"So your name is Galein is it?" Mine is Aster, and this by my side is my eyes and nanny, named Tiffan." He sat quietly for a moment, listening to the tavern, he wondered if he should play a tune, but descided against it, its far too early in the morning for that. He reached out for Tiffan and tapped her head and muttered "explore" which simpley meant that she would learn the ins and outs of the entire tavern, just made is so much easier to show him around later. He then took a large gulp of his juice "this is good by the way"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on September 05, 2010, 06:23:42 AM
Thorin rolled over in his bed and reached for his mug of ale that he had left on the nightstand. After several attempts, and almost knocking it over, his fingers finally grasped the rim of the mug. Sitting up, he took a large swig of the stale, warm alcohol. ”Ahg! I’m awake now!” He didn’t remember coming back to his room, but he had grown more accustomed to that circumstance than he preferred. He did faintly remember a contest between him and that drunk, what was his name? Oh yes, Bwarth, or Gulgol if you were talking to someone who couldn’t stand him. Anyway, he remembered lots of ale and cursing and something that could’ve become a fistfight if Galein hadn’t put a stop to it. “I can’t let myself get into such a rage with that fool again, nothing good will come from it…”

Thorin rose rather unsteadily from his bed as he started looking for his boots. After procuring several other articles of clothing he had misplaced, he finally took a slow walk downstairs. Glancing around at the small crowd of people who had already arrived despite the hour, he noticed two elves, one almost skittish looking, Galein, who was conferring with a dwarf Thorin didn’t recognize, and of course Pragnék. “I should say something to Galein, I can only hope she isn’t too upset with me.”

He started walking over towards her when Pragnék grabbed his shoulder, “Say there Thorin, I never did give you the winnings from last night. I sure made a bundle off of that contest you had with Bwarth.”

“Keep’m for now Pragnék, I’m sure I owe you something anyway. You know my luck with dice.” Thorin gave him a smile and walked up to Galein. “Excuse me, I don’t mean to interrupt, but I feel I owe you an apology Galein. I never meant for that contest with Bwarth to go as far as it did. I don’t quite remember if we broke anything, but if we did I’ll either fix it or replace, I promise you... Again, I truly am sorry.”


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Shatí Úp on September 09, 2010, 05:30:59 AM
   Shatí had only been in Tyr Donian one day and already he was amazed by the change of environment.  It was so unlike any place he’d been to before and it had only been a matter of minutes before he was hopelessly lost.  It had only been thanks to his merciless pestering and a very annoyed dwarf that he had the grace to be directed to the local inn, the Kann Kemruhnt.  He took a moment to compose himself before he stepped inside instantly absorbing the regular smells that accompanied an inn.  His nose twitched as he picked out the scent of tea from the experience of years of herbalism.    Dismissing it as nothing he swiftly took a seat at an empty table and waited to be attended.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on September 12, 2010, 03:38:04 AM
"So your name is Galein is it?" Mine is Aster, and this by my side is my eyes and nanny, named Tiffan." said the dwarf. He then tapped his dog and the dog moved away, wandering around the tavern. "This is good by the way." Aster said after taking a drink of the Hearthberry Juice.

"Glad you enjoy it, it seemed like you could use a drink. You came in looking slightly weary." Galein replied. She watched Tiffan wander around some more and commented, "She seems very well behaved. After dinner tonight, i can put together some scraps for her if you like."

Galein glanced at the stairs as Thorin unsteadily made his way down. 'I wonder how bad he is after last night.' Galein thought. Pragnék, a regular of the tavern, stopped him and they talked for a moment before Thorin continued over to Galein. “Excuse me, I don’t mean to interrupt, but I feel I owe you an apology Galein. I never meant for that contest with Bwarth to go as far as it did. I don’t quite remember if we broke anything, but if we did I’ll either fix it or replace, I promise you... Again, I truly am sorry.” He said.

The night before Thorin had got into a contest with another drunk, when things got heated, she had to end it before it got too much further. She stood between them and got their attention. After a fwe minutes of yelling, she could tell that both were heavily drunk. She and her sisters got them into separate rooms, far apart from each other, and left them there for the rest of the night.

"You two only made a mess with what alcohol you had left in your mugs and the food on the table. No major damages i can charge you with. Just try to keep the contests to something not involving ale, preferably." Galein said with a laugh.

She could tell Thorin was still unsteady and motioned for him to sit. "This is Aster, he came from Nybelmar." She then pointed to Tiffan who was starting to walk up the stairs. "His dog takes care of him, as he can't see." She turned to Aster, "I hope you don't mind me introducing you to Thorin here, but he is still feeling the effects of last night. He could use someone to help keep him busy for a bit." After Thorin had settled himself in his chair she asked him, "Would you like a Svaq to help you this morning?"

Once again, the door opened, and another elf walked in. 'Lots of elves this morning.' Galein thought. The elf took a seat at another table and sat waiting.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Avásh ám Térqu'ypheró on September 13, 2010, 11:25:09 AM
Avásh sat quietly, waiting all the while, not thinking about anything in particular, but instead, feeling. He felt warm and at peace, then suddenly, he could feel the presence of the other Elf, a friendly face in these parts. A fellow Maeverhim was always a pleasant sight! He took his quiet leave of the bar; smiling with his tea in hand and approached him with a smile and warm greeting.

" How are you on this fine day, good Elf?" Said he in Styrash.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on September 18, 2010, 10:22:23 AM
"She seems very well behaved. After dinner tonight, i can put together some scraps for her if you like." Aster nodded at the sound of this, as it saved him buying the side of a goat to split with the mutt. At that moment another figure seemed to stumble in, judging by the way his boots clattered and slipped Aster guesses he had had a long night the night before. "Excuse me, I don't mean to interrupt, but I feel I owe you an apology Galein. I never meant for that contest with Bwarth to go as far as it did. I don't quite remember if we broke anything, but if we did I'll either fix it or replace, I promise you... Again, I truly am sorry.”  Aster just sat back and listened, there was not allot else to do at that time. "You two only made a mess with what alcohol you had left in your mugs and the food on the table.  "No major damages i can charge you with. Just try to keep the contests to something not involving ale, preferably."  Aster smiled a little at the thought of what happened last night.

"This is Aster, he came from Nybelmar."  Aster gave a slight wave at this, "Um hello nice to meet you" he mumbled, he always found it hard meeting people. "His dog takes care of him, as he can't see." She turned back to Aster, "I hope you don't mind me introducing you to Thorin here, but he is still feeling the effects of last night. He could use someone to help keep him busy for a bit." Aster didn't mind it was one of the nicer introductions he had had. He held out a hand to where he assumed Thorin was sitting, though it was about a ped off, "Would you like a Svaq to help you this morning?" he heard Galein say to Thorin. 'Friendly crowd in this Tavern' he thought as he heard the door open again.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on September 24, 2010, 06:30:09 AM
Galein always had a way of making something bad sound almost good. And here she still did, with a laugh even! Though he couldn’t quite get a rid off the other dwarf, if Galein thought he was worth talking to, then Thorin could too.

"This is Aster, he came from Nybelmar." She nodded towards the dwarf sitting nearby, who waved and uttered, "Um hello nice to meet you." "His dog takes care of him, as he can't see." Thorin only now noticed that dog that had been walking towards the stairs and was now climbing them. "I really need to start paying more attention to things…" thoughts like these were occurring now far more than he had hoped. "I hope you don't mind me introducing you to Thorin here, but he is still feeling the effects of last night. He could use someone to help keep him busy for a bit." After sitting down Galein added, "Would you like a Svaq to help you this morning?"

"Aye, that’s mighty kind of ya Galein, but I think I’ll be alright. Besides, it looks like someone else might be needin’ some drink or other." He gave her a slight wink, still feeling some of the ale from last night. Turning his attention to Aster, "Well met friend, I hope you’re liking this tavern so far. I traveled up from Strata delivering some metalwork to one of the nobles here and now I’m just resting for awhile before heading out." Nodding towards the stairs and only realizing afterwards that he had, he asked, "By the way, where did you get that dog of yours? Very clever if I say so myself."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Shatí Úp on September 29, 2010, 10:59:25 AM
   Shatí let his sightless eyes scan the bar room as the sound of footsteps approaching him rang off the floor.  Normally he would have discarded it as the barmaid come to take his order but the scent of freshly brewed tea, so unfamiliar in this place of stone and earth, alerted him that this was not so.  His assumption was correct, the person slid into the seat in front of him, the sound to quiet for any normal ears not as finally tuned as his to pick up.  It was definitely not a dwarf then, so it must be either an elf are an extremely stealthy human.  His theory was confirmed as an all too familiar for of Styrash echoed from across the table as the stranger said, “How are you on this fine day, good elf?”
   A thousand protests sprang up in Shatí’s mind at the improbability of this meeting. Two elves meeting by chance at a dwarven bar was probably common enough, but for two Maeverhim elves to do so was definitely not.    Still, unless he had misread the accent or this was one of the human traders who frequented the town Seraia, both equally unlikely yet still not as unlikely as this meeting, he was undoubtedly speaking to a Maeverhim elf.  He sat there dumbfounded for a few moments longer before speedily saying,“ Excuse me, this may seem impolite but I have not had contact with any of my race for some time now, are you Earthburned?  My name happens to be Averaeshi and let me get that tea fixed up for you I have some herbs that will make it better.”


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on October 01, 2010, 03:01:44 PM
As Ridgen was entering the dwarven city, there was one thing, out of all the other interesting things in the settlement, that caught his eye - the tavern. The Kann Kemruhnt - what an interesting name! he thought, although there is no way in the world that I could have any idea what it means...

Either way, he decided to enter the tavern. His attention was drawn to a conversation between the two Maeverhim Elves - a conversation in Styrash, in fact. It has been quite a while since he had heard the familiar words of the elven language. It was indeed a delight to hear those words again, and he seeks to perhaps join in on the conversation, but he wouldn't like to intrude - no, it is never a good idea to intrude into a conversation when you have almost absolutely no idea what it's about. He'd just listen for the time being.

It was then when he realised how thirsty he was. But seeing as the counter was empty, it seems he has to wait a while before his thirst can be quenched. No matter. He will simply stand at the counter and observe the rest of the tavern.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Avásh ám Térqu'ypheró on October 02, 2010, 11:14:53 PM
Avásh almost squealed with delight, however, his current situation prevented him from doing so. He looked at this new elf named Averaishi. He looked at him for quite some time. Then, remembering his offer, he quickly replied, " Yes, or course! It has been a long time since I have seen another of my kind as well. As for your question to whether or not I am Earthburned, the sad answer is yes. I was pushed from a tree, and now I seek the greater knowledge of the world; of herbs and magic, but mostly herbs and plants. I thank you for offering your herbs, I have not met someone who takes such a liking to tea. Most people here seem to drink liquor all day; doesn't suit me one bit. How did you come to be here?"

Avásh couldn't hold back his excitement. The though of someone else similar to him was astounding; and to think that he may actually learn something, this was a great day for him, a great day indeed.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on October 04, 2010, 12:24:08 AM
"Aye, that’s mighty kind of ya Galein, but I think I’ll be alright. Besides, it looks like someone else might be needin’ some drink or other." said Thorin with a wink. Galein nodded and then started moving toward the elf that had been waiting to be served.

She saw that the elf that had ordered water earlier had now moved and started talking to the other elf. They were talking in the strange tongue that Galein knew nothing about. As she reached the table she asked, "Welcome to the Kann Kemruhnt! Can i get you anything this morning?"

Just then the door opened and in walked another elf. 'Sheesh! We start off this morning nearly empty and now we have a crowd of elves!' Galein thought. The elf walked up to the counter and looked around. Galein nodded to the elf and said "Be right there, Sir."

A familiar dwarven voice spoke up from behind Galein and said, "Don't worry, Galein, I'll attend to him."


Gapad

Gapad walked into the tavern carrying a large basket filled with an assortment of cooking ingredients. As she walked in she hear her sister say, "Be right there, Sir." Gapad patted her sisters shoulder and said, "Don't worry, Galein, I'll attend to him."

She walked up to the counter set the basket down behind the bar and said to the newly arrived elf with a smile, "What can i get for you?" She started putting a few of the ingredients away behind the bar while waiting for his answer.



Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on October 04, 2010, 12:48:47 PM
Ridgen was thinking about whether it was possible to create fear in a target's mind at his current skill level when he noticed that one of the dwarves have moved over to the table where the two elves were sitting at.
Well, she doesn't look very happy, Ridgen thought. Then she nodded towards him, "Be right there, sir," he heard her say. He gave a small nod and went back to thinking about how fear can be inserted into one's mind through spiritual magic, then soon discarded the thought as he saw a dwarf walking towards him.

That's... a bit odd... Ridgen thought. Oh well, there's no need to worry about such things. He turned to face the dwarf that had come to serve him.
 "What can I get for you?" she asked.
"I'd like some water, thanks," came his reply, in his usual, cheerful voice. "How are you this morning?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Shatí Úp on October 05, 2010, 07:04:39 AM
   Shatí was already finished and pouring the herbs into the tea long before Avásh accepted.  After so many years of drilling the process into his head it was like second nature to him, even with the barrier his lack of sight provided.  He halted abruptly however, as Avásh calmly threw in more proof that the goddess Seyella was having quite a bit of fun with him.  He cleared his throat before saying, “You know that is quite a coincidence, I happen to be one of the best herbalists in Barvados.”
   Shatí was caught by surprise as a dwarven voice abruptly interrupted their conversation saying, “Welcome to the Kann Kemruhnt.  Can I get you anything this morning?”  Shatí was about to respond when the conversation was again interrupted, this time by the sound of a door opening.  The barmaid quickly turned around saying, “Be right there sir”, before turning around waiting expectantly.  Shatí was amazed how busy this place was getting, and quickly placed his order saying in Styrash, “Some hearthberry juice would be very nice, thank you.”


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on October 05, 2010, 03:13:31 PM
"By the way, where did you get that dog of yours? Very clever if I say so myself."  Aster was a little surprised nobody had ever asked about Tiffan, that is nothing more than "so whats his name." Aster had to think for a second but eventually said "I got her as a present from a town I used to live in, she was just a mutt and nobody else wanted her so I did, I needed a pair of working eyes anyway. So do you have any pets?" Aster then whistled to call the dog back to him and soon heard the familliar clatter of doggy feet come running down the stairs and felt a familliar nose lean on his leg. "I hope she didn't hit anyone on the way down, the way she runs everywhere" Aster thought


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Avásh ám Térqu'ypheró on October 09, 2010, 09:31:19 AM
Avásh looked at him strangely for a moment before turning to him and saying in Styrash, " You're that proprietor of the store that sells herbs aren't you? I've meant to go by there for quite sometime, wanting to ask you questions... for example...  have you ever seen Crystal Grass grown in a pot?" Avásh asked quietly, hoping not to attract any more attention to himself.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on October 11, 2010, 04:06:32 AM

Jenna drifted, gently, out of sleep.
The gentle street-hum was the first thing she could focus on, beyond the leftover fragments of dream that still clung, faintly, to her thoughts. It was barely there: a tremor just inside hearing, but she lay and listened all the same as the dream thoughts twisted away to nothing and her mind cleared.

Finally, she opened her eyes and gathered herself to get into some sort of upright position.

The tavern room was small and simple, but neat and clean. She decided, mournfully, as she half rolled, half fell out of the bed, that it had been the comfiest, softest, warmest thing she’d had the fortune to occupy in months. A blanket bundle stuffed in the driest bit of available ditch was all very well once in a while for making one feel like some grand wanderer from the best sort of stories, forsaking comfort for the sake of high adventure, but after weeks of damp feet and friendly spiders setting up home in your sheets, it started to grate. It’s particularly nice, though she thought as she wandered from the bedroom in search of the washrooms to be sleeping in a properly sized bed in a properly sized room. I never realised how small and silly scuttling around lofty big-folk rooms never being able to reach the shelves, and being tucked up in beds four times too large made me feel! Indeed, coming to the city of dwarves and staying in the dwarf- or rather, hobbit- sized rooms had put her in a comfortably content sort of mood. It was particularly satisfying to see big folk blundering about and getting in the way, for a change.

Ten or so minutes later, and she was clean and dressed in her usual shirt, jerkin, cloak, and breeches, her pipe in one pocket and her money pouch and scrap of paper in the other. She left her pack in the room and locked the door. She would decide whether she would stay another night in the inn after breakfast, and perhaps a short stroll. It would be shamefully unhobbity to do any sort of important thinking with an empty belly.

Downstairs, the tavern proper was quiet. A fug of early-morning stupor still clung about the few patrons. She scanned the clustered people for any interesting looking sorts who might yield a story, as she came down the stairs. None remained from the previous night, save a few old dwarves who were probably permanent fixtures- but to her delight, she counted one, two, three, four- four elves. Now there’s a positively literary coincidence! Them pointy ears are normally as rare as us little folk she thought, grinning. There were two young looking ones chatting together, a tough looking fellow, and another with an odd, ice blue sort of coloration. There just had to be a host of stories between them.

A dwarf lady, yes, lady- it always took a few glances to tell- seemed to be taking the order of the icey elf, so Jenna trotted to them, nodding and smiling in greeting.
“G’morning sir, and morning ma’am. Would it be any trouble if I could get something for my breakfast? Perhaps some of that tasty fish, or whatever else you’d reccomend- oh, and water, too, to wash it all down with, if you don’t mind. And may I say, madam, what a lovely sleep I’ve just had in one of your rooms! It were aspeshly nice to be sleeping in a proper sized bed, for once.” The woman, now close up, looked very like the other dwarf in charge of the tavern. Perhaps a team of sisters ran the place. And, yes, there she was, Galun or Gaylee or Garleen or some name of that sort, near two dwarves, one of whom she recognized as a fellow who’d got into a bit of a scrap the night before. “I s’pose I oughta find a table, too. Care to join me, sir?” she nodded towards the elf. “Unless you’re leaving, or it’s a bother. I’d be glad of a spot of company, is all.”


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on October 11, 2010, 03:25:46 PM
While he was waiting for the dwarf's response, he was greeted by someone whom at first seemed to be a boy - but all soon he discovered that the 'boy' is actually a girl. His last shreds of doubt were discarded when she opened her mouth to speak.

"G'morning sir, and morning ma'am. Would it be any trouble if I could get something for my breakfast? Perhaps some of that tasty fish, or whatever else you’d reccomend- oh, and water, too, to wash it all down with, if you don’t mind. And may I say, madam, what a lovely sleep I’ve just had in one of your rooms! It were aspeshly nice to be sleeping in a proper sized bed, for once,” she said, before adding. "I s’pose I oughta find a table, too. Care to join me, sir? Unless you’re leaving, or it’s a bother. I’d be glad of a spot of company, is all.”
"Why, I'd be delighted to join you. I'll just wait a bit for my order and be right with you." He said with a smile. "To tell the truth, I haven't had much company for a very long time, so it would be a great pleasure," he added.

I should also get to work on that sewing pattern, too. Ridgen thought. A dining table might not be the best of places to finish off a sewing pattern, but it will have to do.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on October 19, 2010, 04:44:22 AM
"I got her as a present from a town I used to live in, she was just a mutt and nobody else wanted her so I did, I needed a pair of working eyes anyway. So do you have any pets?"
Thorin heard him whistle, and glanced over to where he had seen the dog last. "That's a marvelous idea, have a dog see for you..." He then remembered Aster’s question. "Oh right, well I wouldn't call Gregory a pet really, that's my donkey. He's out back in the stable right now probably munching on some oats. He always could eat twice the amount I wish he would. But ol' Greg's been with me for years now. Though I'm not looking forward to the day when he'll pass on…" At this Thorin stopped talking and just kind of stared at the table for awhile. Looking back on when he first found Greg in that market and bought him from the monk. Remembering how often Greg would just follow him without even asking. It was memories like these that Thorin treasured the most. He began to sob ever so softly.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on October 22, 2010, 05:31:21 PM
"He always could eat twice the amount I wish he would. But ol' Greg's been with me for years now. Though I'm not looking forward to the day when he'll pass on…" Aster heard him stop, 'hmmm i guess he feels the same way about Gregory that I do about Tiffan' Aster thought, then his highly sensitive ears heard something unexpected Is he crying? Aster was taken aback, the only other person who had ever cried in front of him in his life, was his daughter, when she was barely a year old. 'What do I say to this? I could try talking about Hero maybe? Best to pretend I don't hear him' Aster coughed slightly "Um I have a horse, his name is Hero, its a bit of an in joke that name really, I assume he has seen Gregory. Um so what does Greg look like? I just like to know these things" He allowed himself to smile awkwardly


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on October 23, 2010, 05:29:12 AM
“Some hearthberry juice would be very nice, thank you.” said the elf in the elven tongue. Though of course Galein didn't understand it. She put on a confused face and asked the elf, "Could you translate that for me? I've never got around to learning the elvish tongue, though i suppose i should, seeing as it would be very useful." The other elf began to continue the conversation, and seemed quite eager. 'I really should learn their language. I have no idea what they are talking about right now. Maybe tonight after everyone gets settled, I could coax one of these elves into teaching me the basics.' she thought to herself.

Letting her mind wander around the room quickly, to make things were in order, she noticed that Aster and Thorin seemed to be still talking. Galein only heard a few words and gathered that they were talking about pets, and as she began to listen she heard the small voice of the hobbit from yesterday over at the bar. Gapad was at the bar taking orders from the elf and Jenna placed hers as well. 'Well today could turn out to be quiet profitable' Galein thought quietly and let herself smirk a little.


Gapad

"I'd like some water, thanks, How are you this morning?" The elf asked. As Gapad poured out a glass of water and said, "Well this morning was quite slow though it seems the Kann has become full already." She glanced around the bustling room full of travelers. There were a few new faces for Gapad to see.

Then the hobbit came down the stairs. 'What was his name again? Wait. No, not a boy, a girl. Jenna!' She gave the girl a smile and Jenna began to say, “G’morning sir, and morning ma’am. Would it be any trouble if I could get something for my breakfast? Perhaps some of that tasty fish, or whatever else you’d reccomend- oh, and water, too, to wash it all down with, if you don’t mind. And may I say, madam, what a lovely sleep I’ve just had in one of your rooms! It were aspeshly nice to be sleeping in a proper sized bed, for once.”

Gapad nodded quickly and stepped into the doorway of the kitchen and said to her sister, "Looks like its about breakfast time. One Mithanjor fish for the lady hobbit, and I'm sure the rest will be getting hungry themselves quite soon." Gadaser started to prepare the fish as well as start several other dishes that would likely be ordered. Gadaser said to her sister while she worked, "Shouldn't be too long before the fish is ready."

Gapad smiled and walked back out to the bar and poured Jenna her water and slid both the drinks to their owners. "There you go, your fish should be ready before too long, Miss." She gave them both a smile and looked around to see if anyone else needed any help.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on October 24, 2010, 06:26:41 PM
"Why, I'd be delighted to join you. I'll just wait a bit for my order and be right with you." Said the elf with a smile. "To tell the truth, I haven't had much company for a very long time, so it would be a great pleasure," Jenna smiled back at him, saying "Then I'd be delighted to oblige you with just such a spot of company," before the dwarf tavern-sister began to speak.
"Looks like its about breakfast time. One Mithanjor fish for the lady hobbit, and I'm sure the rest will be getting hungry themselves quite soon." With that, the dwarven lady was gone, back into the depths of the kitchen, to re-emerge not long after clutching the ordered drinks. "There you go, your fish should be ready before too long, Miss."
“Thanks very much, ma’am,” said Jenna, nodding her head and smiling. Glancing back up at the icey elf, she continued, “I’ll go sit down, now, I think, sir, and you’re of course welcome to join me. These poor curly toes are still clamouring for a rest, though they’ve just had a good long sleep!”
She wound her way towards one of the human sized tables, pulling up a stool for herself from one of the dwarven sized ones. After all, she was perfectly used to peering over the top of high big folk tables like a dog pining for scraps, but noble elves were certainly not accustomed to hunching themselves over tiddly tables like a troll at a tea party.
She sat, and sipped her water, thinking how nice it was to be somewhere warm and heavy with the smell of food and ale, and even better wrapped in the gentle hum of chatter.
“If it’s not rude to say so, sir” she called back to the elf “I was quite surprised to see an elf such as your good self down here when I emerged from upstairs yonder. Being of a rather small- if you’ll pardon the pun- people myself, I don’t expect to see many of my own out in the world, but even less so an elf! Your folks are oft as rare as three legged taenish out where the big-folk roam.”


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on October 26, 2010, 04:32:36 PM
The girl had replied soon after, returning the smile, "Then I'd be delighted to oblige you with just such a spot of company."
Then, the dwarf began to speak... "Looks like its about breakfast time. One Mithanjor fish for the lady hobbit, and I'm sure the rest will be getting hungry themselves quite soon," and quickly returned to the kitchen, and before long, she came back with the drinks that were ordered earlier. "here you go, your fish should be ready before too long, Miss," she said to the girl, simultaneously handing them both their drinks. The girl in turn thanked her, and mentioned that she will go and sit down.

Not too long afterwards, the girl called back to him. “If it’s not rude to say so, sir, I was quite surprised to see an elf such as your good self down here when I emerged from upstairs yonder. Being of a rather small - if you’ll pardon the pun - people myself, I don’t expect to see many of my own out in the world, but even less so an elf! Your folks are oft as rare as three legged taenish out where the big-folk roam.” Ridgen didn't say much in return, as he really had no idea how to reply - that was another disadvantage of being a Cyhallrhim - if you were brought up in a community where people are so disorganised that they are lacking in communication, you don't really speak very well, even if you do enjoy doing so. Ridgen took his drink, muttered his thanks and moved towards the table the girl was sitting at, all the while building a sentence in his head. He should be better at speaking than this...

"Yes, that's quite true... The people of my race aren't really very common, so I would be quite surprised myself if it was me coming down those stairs," he finally said, before taking a sip of water. He dropped his bag down on the cold stone floor, and took out a sewing design that he was working on, which was started out of boredom; there weren't too many customers wanting a cloak or shirt or... anything like that. But now, it became one of his top priorities to finish this design. It was nothing that attracts too much attention, really, but the arrangement of hues - at least, in his opinion - was the best he had created yet. There were a few things left to finish, but after that, he had to give the cloak to someone, but that would come later, when he had finished the actual design. No use making promises you can't keep. He set to work putting the finishing touches on the cloak, then asked the girl something that's been on his mind for a bit, "Say... What was your name again?" And, after some thought, he added, "And, if it's not rude to ask, why do you wear men's clothing? I'm just curious is all."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on October 28, 2010, 03:44:17 AM
Jenna took a few mouthfuls of water and fumbled in her pocket for her pipe as the icy elf fellow sat down opposite her. A puff or two would be just the thing to finish off her nice fish breakfast. But it would have to be quick- glancing into her smokeweed tin showed her stock had sadly not decided to multiply overnight and was as meagre as before. She’d have to see about getting some more. Dwarves liked a smoke, didn’t they? And if they didn’t, there’d be someone, somewhere in the city with some to sell. It was a trading town, after all.
"Yes, that's quite true... The people of my race aren't really very common, so I would be quite surprised myself if it was me coming down those stairs," said the elf. He seemed an amiable sort, if a little awkward. Makes a change from your normal standard of elf, mind, she thought. Most of ‘em got faces like they’re sucking lemons and don’t think you’re good enough to clean the muck off their dainty boots.
The elf then produced a length of cloth, in fact, a cloak, now he unfolded it. It was a good bit of work, in fact, and prettily coloured.
"Say... What was your name again?" he continued. "And, if it's not rude to ask, why do you wear men's clothing? I'm just curious is all."
Jenna smiled to herself. It was a familiar question, and the answer always seemed to be something of a disappointment to those who asked it.
“Well, firstly, I’m Jenna. Jenna Silverbirch, of the Dogodan shire, thought here’s precious few round here who’ve heard of it. And, secondly, it’s certainly not rude to ask, and, well, I don’t have much of an interesting answer, I’m afraid. I’m not trying to look like a boy, y’see. Not always, at least. It’s only that- well, have you tried traipsing up and down the country sleeping in ditches and clambering over this and that, in skirts? Bloody nuisance, they are. Men’s clothes are so much more comfy. And I’ve never been very- what’s the phrase- girly. Never much liked dresses and makeup and that. Though sometimes, I’ll grant, it makes things more easy- like, if folks think you’re a boy. A wandering hobbit’s odd enough, but a lady hobbit’s twice so.” She took another gulp of water and set about tamping down the last of the smokeweed. “But enough yabbering on my part. What’s your name, sir, if you don’t mind me asking? And that’s a pretty bit of sewing. Do you do much needle-work?”


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on October 28, 2010, 04:36:10 PM
"Well, firstly, I’m Jenna. Jenna Silverbirch, of the Dogodan shire, thought here’s precious few round here who’ve heard of it. And, secondly, it’s certainly not rude to ask, and, well, I don’t have much of an interesting answer, I’m afraid. I’m not trying to look like a boy, y’see. Not always, at least. It’s only that- well, have you tried traipsing up and down the country sleeping in ditches and clambering over this and that, in skirts? Bloody nuisance, they are. Men’s clothes are so much more comfy. And I’ve never been very- what’s the phrase- girly. Never much liked dresses and makeup and that. Though sometimes, I’ll grant, it makes things more easy- like, if folks think you’re a boy. A wandering hobbit’s odd enough, but a lady hobbit’s twice so." Came the girl's reply. She took another sip of her water. “But enough yabbering on my part. What’s your name, sir, if you don’t mind me asking? And that’s a pretty bit of sewing. Do you do much needle-work?”

Ridgen smiled. He would be more than happy to provide that sort of information. "Ridgen Sú'ufanán, a Cyhallrhim tailor, at your service, Miss Jenna. It's an honour to meet you." He said, giving a slight nod (or bow of the head, whatever is best) as he said the last few words. "Thank you for the compliment on the cloak. I do in fact sew for a living, specializing in cloaks, for that matter, and my current task is to finish this little cloak here, although no actual order was placed on it." His eyes lit up as a thought came to him. "Would you, perhaps, want this cloak, when I'm finished with it? I have no use for it when it's done, and I would happily give it away for no price at all."

While he waited for the hobbit to answer, he put the last touches on the design - which, now that he thinks about it, would blend very well into a grass-covered countryside...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on October 29, 2010, 08:49:33 AM
A noise brought Thorin back to the present. "What was that? Oh, it was just a cough. I really must pay more attention to whom I'm talking," he upbraided himself.
"Um I have a horse, his name is Hero, its a bit of an in joke that name really, I assume he has seen Gregory. Um so what does Greg look like? I just like to know these things." Aster even smiled, or at least Thorin assumed that was a smile. It was quite... odd? No, awkward was the word.
"Oh, yes, Greg. Well, he's a light gray in color, almost like a dusky moon. But his mane is black as ever... He's a good fore or so taller than me, and he weighs at least a pygge more, or at least I hope he does." Thorin couldn't keep from laughing at his little joke, despite the lack of humor. "But other than that, he's just your regular, old, well-traveled donkey." Finishing picturing Greg in his mind Thorin just let himself grin. "I do love that silly beast. I really do... But! I mustn't keep us from breakfast! Galein!" He called over towards the bar and kitchen, "Galen we could use us some vitals now!" Turning back to Aster, "What takes your fancy here? It's all good, or at least most of it."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on October 30, 2010, 01:49:43 AM
Gapad

"Galein we could use us some vitals now!" Thorin called from a table. Gapad glanced over at Galein who was busy and quickly walked over to Thorin and another dwarf that Gapad didn't know. She gave them both a warm smile and said, "Galein is a bit busy this morning it seems. Looks like a whole mess of people arrived while i was out shopping."

She looked around the room at all the newcomers, ending on the dwarf sitting with Thorin. "Urtdon chingu. My name Gapad, I run this tavern with Galein and Gadaser. I think you may have already met Galein, but Gadaser is a bit shy. You might see her after the breakfast rush is over." She gave a slight bow to the dwarf and then said, "What can i get either of you this morning for breakfast?"


Gadaser

Gadaser finished cooking the Mithanjor and put in on a plate along with some rootweeps and a few mushrooms. She picked up the plate and could smell the cinnabark cooked into it ever so slightly.

This meal happened to be one of Gadaser's favorites. Her mother had prepared it for her as a child with extra cinnabark. Gadaser could still remember her mother bringing a fish out of the kitchen one evening, and setting it in front of her. Gadaser didn't think she would like it, but she knew better than to not eat what her mother put in front of her. She took a bite and the flavor exploded in her mouth. One might say this is what may have sparked Gadaser's interest in creating main courses.

Gadaser smiled as she took the plate out and walked out to give it to the owner. She glanced at the the piece of slate sitting behind the bar. On it, Gapad had wrote "Lady Hobbit," and next to it a 4. The sisters had started the practice of keeping a running total for the price of food and drink. If the person paid for things when they were brought to them, then all they would have to do is remove the price from the total.

She glanced around the room until she saw Jenna sitting at a table with an elf. As they talked the elf was sewing something to a piece of cloth. Gadaser couldn't quite tell what it was, so as she neared the table and set the plate down she gave another quick look at the cloth. She could now see it was a cloak that the elf was making. "I wonder if I could get him to sew up a few holes for me later tonight. Gadaser thought.

She sat the plate on the table and said to Jenna, "Anything else I can get you?" Had this been a year or two ago, a customer would be lucky to hear more than 3 words out of Gadaser at a time. Over time with running the tavern though, she had become a little more talkative. It seemed to make the customers more happy when she talked a bit.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Leif Terskun on October 30, 2010, 09:19:20 PM
The door to the Kann swung open, letting in both a breath of air and the latest patron of the tavern. A boy - or perhaps a young man - stepped over the threshold, dressed in a simple brown tunic and with a small case dangling from the blue sash at his waist. He paused a moment, taking in the scene inside the tavern, with thoughtful and intelligent eyes. Two elves - odd in a dwarven tavern - were talking about plants at a table, but even more surprising was the sight of a strangely cold looking elf chatting animatedly with a hobbit. Could he be a Cyhallrhim? Leif had never encountered an elf before, or for that matter a hobbit, and he reasoned that he would solve both of these problems by the simple expedient of approaching these two rather than any of the other patrons of the tavern.
With a confidence born of years spent addressing far larger audiences than this, Leif made his way over to the table he had decided upon. Unsure of the correct mode of address in either of their cultures, he reasoned that a simple half-bow, scarcely more than an inclination of the head, would be more than sufficient for the situation. "Good day. One of these seats wouldn't happen to be free, would it?" he inquired politely. As he waited for an answer, Leif allowed his gaze to drift over the tavern. It looked both simple and comfortable, and had come highly recommended by the guard at the gate. He had seemed to want some money for the favour, but Leif had soon explained to him how, as a local, it was his solemn duty to provide a lost foreigner with all the help he could, and gently reminded him how he had already been payed for this, many times over, by his fortunate citizenship of such a glorious city. The guard had swiftly agreed, and also forced a small pouch on Leif, containing a small amount of money "to cover your first meal in our city, sir". Leif smiled to himself at the recollection, and continued regarding the staff and the patrons. The former seemed to be all dwarves, so no surprises there, but there were an unusual number of elves among the latter. The fire to his right burned merrily in the grate, and he spotted a staircase, which he assumed led to the rooms, at the back. A counter with stools in front ran along the back wall, and smells of cooking drifted through. Leif wrinkled his nose slightly at the smell of flesh, but decided that it wasn't worth making a fuss about. He'd never known a tavern or inn not to cook meat, and he knew he probably never would. He would jus have to get used to it again, though that didn't mean he had to like it, or eat it.
He looked at the two people stting near him. They were both drinking water, and the hobbit was eating what looked and smelt like fish. Wriggling his toe in his boot, Leif wondered idly if he was getting a blister, on the big toe of his left foot. He couldn't tell. Well, he could always see when he got a room - somehow he thought that taking his boot off might not be too well received, although the elf was sewing an exceedingly comfortable looking cloak. Leif wondered who it was for.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on October 31, 2010, 06:11:52 AM
Ridgen noticed the dwarf approach with Jenna's order - some sort of fish, if he recalled correctly. Just before the dwarf set the order down near Jenna, she gave a noticeable glance towards the cloak. "Anything else I can get you?" Ridgen was opening his mouth to speak when he was distracted by the presence of another person in the tavern - a human adolescent, wearing a brown tunic.

The boy walked over to their table. At the point when he had reached it, he said something that sound something like, "Good day. One of these seats wouldn't happen to be free, would it?" with a slight bow.

"Both of the empty seats are free. Do make yourself comfortable," Ridgen said in reply, flashing a smile. "Oh, and miss dwarf... May I have some of these cookies I've heard so much about? I think they were called Kao-Kao and..." The tailor stumbled over the words as he tried to recall the name of the dessert and pronounce it at the same time... ".... doch... something... cookies? Either way, I'd like to have four of them, please."

He counted out six sans and passed them to the dwarf, before taking another sip of water, then resuming his work.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Leif Terskun on October 31, 2010, 05:40:57 PM
"Both of the empty seats are free," the elf replied, smiling. "Do make yourself comfortable. Oh, and miss dwarf...may I have some of these cookies I've heard so much about? I think they were called Kao-Kao and...doch... something... cookies? Either way, I'd like to have four of them, please." He counted out a small amount of money and passed it to the dwarf.

Smiling slightly, Leif accepted the elf's invitation, nodding to the hobbit as he did so. Now that he was closer, he could see that despite looking like a boy, she was a she.
"I think you mean Doch Nuts," he supplied. "Talking of them, I think I'll have a couple as well, and a drink. What do you serve here? And how about food?" Turning to the hobbit, he smiled again. "Good morning miss. I'm very glad to make your acquaintance. My name is Leif Terskun, though you can call me Leif, an orator, lately of Marcogg, currently of...well, nowhere in particular. And how about yourself?" Turning to the elf, he spoke again: "I hope I'm not inconveniencing you by sitting here. I decided that I would broaden my cultural horizons by sitting with both an elf and a hobbit. As I said, I'm known as Leif. What would your name be, and would I be correct in supposing you a Cyhallrhim? If so, what is a Cyhallrhim elf doing in a dwarven tavern in Manthria?"

Leif wriggled his toe again. He could feel the rub of the lining against his foot. He was definitely developing a blister. Pausing a moment, Leif rested his weary eyes and let the warmth of the fire soothe his aching muscles.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on October 31, 2010, 06:15:55 PM
Soon after Ridgen had placed his order, the boy smiled and took a seat between Ridgen and Jenna.

"I think you mean Doch Nuts," the boy informed, before placing a similar order. The boy then turned to Jenna, greeting her and introducing himself as Leif. Not too long after, he turned to Ridgen and did the same, saying something about broadening his cultural horizon, and asked whether he was correct in guessing that Ridgen is a Cyhallrhim. As the boy waited for Ridgen's answer, it was visible in his eyes that he was somewhat weary.

Well, this is something that he could help with. "My name is Ridgen, and you are correct in guessing that I am a Cyhallrhim. It's a pleasure to meet you, Leif," Ridgen said, all the while slowly and steadily increasing the influence of serenity in the Water Ounia that is present in the boy. "I am currently travelling over Sarvonia, basically recording notes on whatever I find and seeking to increase my knowledge of spiritual magic. The latter is why I'm here in the first place, actually. I just took a small detour here to see the sights and rest for a while." Ridgen explained, before concluding the spell.

There. That should be enough to ease the weariness. He flashed another friendly smile at the boy.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on November 01, 2010, 04:00:59 AM
Gadaser

"Good day. One of these seats wouldn't happen to be free, would it?" a new voice said. Gadaser turned and saw a human had just arrived. This one looked young, compared to the usual humans that come in.

"Both of the empty seats are free. Do make yourself comfortable," the elf replied to the human "Oh, and miss dwarf... May I have some of these cookies I've heard so much about? I think they were called Kao-Kao and..." he said as he stumbled over the words. ".... doch... something... cookies? Either way, I'd like to have four of them, please." The elf slide a few sans onto the table.

"I think you mean Doch Nuts," the human said to the elf. "Talking of them, I think I'll have a couple as well, and a drink. What do you serve here? And how about food?" The boy seemed to have an attitude about him that one would expect from someone older. He went on to introduce himself as Leif Terskun. The elf went by the name Ridgen. Gadaser didn't listen closely to the rest, she tried to stay out of people's business.

Gadaser waited for the elf to finish speaking before saying. "Well, to drink we have anything from Ale to Hearthberry Juice, and of course water. For meals I might suggest a Steamed Mithanjor, which is what she is eating at the moment." Gadaser motioned to Jenna with the plate of fish sitting in front of her. "If that doesn't suit you very well I could prepare a sandwich with your choice of meat inside, or Cucumber Ak-Ak which would be Cucumbers served with weeproots and bread." She thought for a moment. "If you have something else that you would like, I might be able to fix it up if you would describe it for me." Gadaser took a deep breathe as she hardly ever uses so many words in a short time. If she had not been lost thinking of all the foods as she described them she would have been more aware.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on November 01, 2010, 08:19:12 PM
“Well, it’s a pleasure to meet you too, master Ridgen. Goodness knows it’s nice to chat to folks after being out in the countryside so long.” She replied to Ridgen’s introduction. He continued:
"Thank you for the compliment on the cloak. I do in fact sew for a living, specializing in cloaks, for that matter, and my current task is to finish this little cloak here, although no actual order was placed on it. Would you, perhaps, want this cloak, when I'm finished with it? I have no use for it when it's done, and I would happily give it away for no price at all."
Jenna was, for a moment, rather stunned. As if the simple company of other’s wasn’t nice enough, here was a perfect stranger offering a very grand gift!
“Oh, well, sir, well- well that’d be just lovely! More than lovely- very generous. Very generous indeed! Why, it’d be an honour to wear that cloak. My old one’s tatty enough, after all. I’m sure I could find some way to repay you, even if it’s not in coin, if you wanted, I mean- it’s a fine enough thing to warrant some kind of payment, even if it’s just a token of appreciation. If you catch my drift.”

Not long after she finished speaking, the dwarven sister returned with a plate of fresh, steaming food. Jenna felt her mouth water as she surveyed the feast put in front of her: fish, glistening, with weeproots too and oh! best of all, plump mushrooms.
"Anything else I can get you?" asked the dwarf.
“Oh, no thankyou, ma’am," said Jenna, knife and fork firmly in hand “This looks scrumptious enough to last me a good while! I haven’t seen such a fine spread in quite a time” she winked, grinning, and pushed the four sans payment she’d extracted from her pockets earlier towards the cook.

She was so absorbed in savouring every forkful of her breakfast, she did not notice they had been approached by a young human until he started speaking, and even then didn’t manage to properly turn her attention to him until he had sat down beside them.

Oh, and now this nice Ridgen fellow’s speaking- pay attention, pay attention, you daft old ninnyhammer- your breakfast won’t go cold the second you look up from it and you don’t want to seem rude now, do you? “...are free. Do make yourself comfortable," Jenna nodded in agreement, smiling at the boy as she tried to chew her current mouthful down into something swallow-able. Ridgen went on to order some cookies- ooh, yes, a nice biscuit would be just the thing to finish this off before I crack out the pipe, sweeten the palette, delicious- and now the boy’s speaking and you’ve only gone and drifted off again, ha’nt you, you silly greedy-guts- laying down her cutlery so to resist any temptation to slip back into food-based enthusings, Jenna turned her attention the young fellow. Lucky you did just in time too, seeing as he’s talking to you.

"Good morning miss. I'm very glad to make your acquaintance. My name is Leif Terskun, though you can call me Leif, an orator, lately of Marcogg, currently of...well, nowhere in particular. And how about yourself?" he said. Polite sort of lad, she thought, approvingly. But then, he said he were an orator, didn’t he? You can’t be decent speaker if you ain’t got a pretty way with words, after all.
“Pleasure to meet you, sir,” she said. “Us two” she nodded at Ridgen, “were just at the introducing stage of acquaintance, so now all three of us can get to know each other all together! I’m Jenna Silverbirch, of the Dogodan shire. Well, a wanderer now, like yourself, but the shire’s still home and I shall go back to it some day. I doubt you’ve heard of it, o’course, it not being a big place- certainly not like Marcogg! And it’s fair way from Manthria. A fair way from anywhere important, in fact. Hobbits don’t like to get caught up in anything big and grand and messy, you understand.”

Leif went on to introduce himself to Ridgen and mentioned broadening his cultural horizons- which with his politeness, cemented Jenna’s liking of him. It’s always nice to meet fellow inquisitive minds, she thought. And it seems Ridgen’s got one too. I don’t know much about magic, but it’s still good to see folks trying to see the world and learn all they can. So many seem quite content to spend their lives ignorant, after all, and that's a mighty shame.
“Cyhallrhim, eh?” she said to Ridgen. “Mian be blessed, but you are a long way from home! No wonder you look so icy-like- er, no offense meant.” Looking back to Leif, she continued. “I’m always glad to hear of folks wanting to learn more, and I’m sure you’ll find out plenty chatting with us two odd-bods, er, again, no offense meant, master Ridgen. I was saying only a minute ago how funny it is to find so many elves, and a hobbit to boot, in one place. We’re both peoples rarely seen in big-folk parts, after all. Now. Is there anything in particular you’d like to know? Or is simple chat more the order of the day?” she speared another mouthful of her breakfast while she waited for the conversation to continue.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Leif Terskun on November 02, 2010, 03:21:02 AM
Leif felt a refreshment fill his muscles and ease the persistent twinge in his left leg. An almost magical feeling of calm descended upon him. Wait just ten blinks...Magical. He looked suspiciously at the elf, but his friendly smile gave away nothing. Leif reflected that it was perfectly possible that the elf didn't actually practise magic, but was rather some sort of scholar, researching and recording. Still, it was unlikely. I'll have to find some way to thank him for that, he thought. Perhaps I could help him to sell that cloak he's making...provided he hasn't already agreed on a price for it.

The dwarf was speaking, and he jerked his mind back to the tavern with a mental wrench. The idea of a steamed Mithanjor was repulsive, but a sandwich and a glass of juice sounded perfect.
"Would I be able to get a glass of the delicious-sounding Hearthberry juice, please. Also, if it's not too much trouble, would a sandwich with just cucumber be possible? I don't eat meat, you see." He smiled. "How much would that be, please?" Seeing that the hobbit had been enjoying her food, Leif turned to her once more, wincing as his leg stung, a constant reminder of his childish dreams.. "I hope you won't take offence at that, miss. I've met people who do - I tend to get verbal when that happens, and I'm far too tired for it now." Smiling, he continued. "The Dogodan Shire...I seem to remember that from my studies, but I never saw those as the very important ones - I prefered the speaking ones, or the writing. I may not be searching for knowledge on anything in particular, like Master Ridgen, but I'm always eager to learn more about anything. My master always said," - and here his voice cracked, just a little, scarcely noticeable - "that the true scholar should never forgo any chance for knowledge. Also, and slightly more selfishly, I'd look like an idiot if I had to give a speech concerning the shire and I can't even remember where it is! Which I can't. So would you be so kind as to help me with this unfortunate plight in which I find myself?
"I'm being very roundabout in saying it, but what I'm driving at is an answer - eventually - to your question. Would you tell me a little about the shire, where you come from? And after that, perhaps I could ask a little about magic from Master Ridgen here? Do tell me if my curiosity starts to get on your nerves, please. I'm well known for not knowing when to stop." He glanced around, hoping that none of the patrons would cause an argument.

Having successfully - or at least he hoped successfully - transmitted what he wanted to know, Leif sat forward attentively. Moving his toes, he concluded that not only did he have a blister on his big toe, he also had one on the toe next to it. He would have to ask the tavern owner for a needle - he couldn't possibly request one of the elf's sewing tools.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 02, 2010, 04:03:10 AM
The design was now at the mostt crucial stage when all of the tailor's focus has to be put on it. Unfortunately, this meant that he only caught snatches of the current conversation. Well, at least he could work out what was being said... sort of. Jenna had accepted the offer that he had put forward, before introducing herself to Leif. Then Leif proceeded to talk about the Dogodan Shire and his childhood, and at some point, it was just - and only just because of the elf's enhanced hearing - noticeable crack in his voice. He heard his name a couple of times, following the word 'master' - well, that was new. Oh. And he just realised that Leif wanted an  explaination about magic... That would be a bit of a problem. Elven magic is a teensy bit different from Ximaxian... And it would be hard to explain. Nonetheless, he was up to the task.

Now, for the last string to be put in place... There!
"Miss Jenna, I'm happy to say that the cloak has been finished," Ridgen said, passing it over to Jenna. "I hope you like it." Ridgen flashed another smile, then turned to Lief.

"Oh, and both of you, don't call me 'Master' Ridgen. Just say Ridgen instead." Remembering what Leif had said earlier, he hastily added, "Leif... I'd be happy to explain the basics to you, but it might be a bit hard to explain. I don't mind though, I have time to waste!"

Satisfied that he had finally finished the cloak, he sat back on his chair and gazed over at the fire.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on November 03, 2010, 06:46:16 AM
"Oh, yes, Greg. Well, he's a light gray in color, almost like a dusky moon. But his mane is black as ever... He's a good fore or so taller than me, and he weighs at least a pygge more, or at least I hope he does." Thorin  laughed at his little joke, whilst Aster stayed quiet. "But other than that, he's just your regular, old, well-traveled donkey, I do love that silly beast. I really do... But! I mustn't keep us from breakfast! Galein!" He called over towards the bar and kitchen, "Galen we could use us some vitals now!"  Turning back to Aster, "What takes your fancy here? It's all good, or at least most of it."
Aster sat back thinking, "I heard someone mention fish earlier, whats that like?" Aster was about to say more, when he was cut off, "Urtdon chingu. My name Gapad, I run this tavern with Galein and Gadaser. I think you may have already met Galein, but Gadaser is a bit shy. You might see her after the breakfast rush is over. What can i get either of you this morning for breakfast?"Aster was hungry so he spoke up quickley before thorin had a chance to open his mouth, "I heard someone mention fish earlier, I think i would like that if it's okay?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Leif Terskun on November 04, 2010, 03:59:26 AM
"Miss Jenna, I'm happy to say that the cloak has been finished," the elf announced. "I hope you like it." So the cloak was for the hobbit, was it? But then how could they have only known each other for a few minutes, as Jenna claimed? They're probably not lying to you, Leif thought. Maybe it's a gift. But that still doesn't explain why it was nearly finished. Then, with a self-deprecatory wave of the hand, he voiced his thoughts, plunging straight in as usual.
"I thought you said you'd only just met each other? Now am I being an idiot, or did I mishear you, or is there a third possibility that I haven't even thought of?" A brief smile allowed him time to pause for breath. "Now, you see, here is my curiosity. If you'd rather have a less knowledge hungry companion, then I'm really very sorry." A second breath. Even an experienced orator can't speak without breathing, Leif reflected. "However, I'm more than happy to help you in any other ways you find necessary. Perhaps a few questions for me. I warn you, my life will not be as interesting as either of yours - but then, it's my life. I've heard it before."

"Ridgen, if an explaination of magic would be too complicated, please don't trouble yourself. I want knowledge, but not enough to put you to inconvenience. I only do that to myself." Leif winced as a twinge set his leg shaking a little. "And goodness knows that I can do that easily enough just walking to the library. Ah, well, the dreams of youth. We pay the price. But I thought I could wait with the payments until - well, if not a ripe old age, at least a slightly riper age than seventeen!"

Remembering suddenly that one of his quills was scratching a little, Leif undid his pencase from his sash with one easy, well-practised movement. Opening it, he proceeded to remove the offending article, along with a small tool, with which he began, meticulously, to grind the point back to perfect sharpness. He would have to lay on a few more while he was in town. Perhaps the tavern owners keep taenish, he thought. I should ask for a few feathers if so.

Leif resumed grinding, hand and eye absorbed by the task, ear and mind primed for a response.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 04, 2010, 04:17:34 AM
"... I thought that you've only just met each other?" The boy enquired, "Now am I being an idiot, or did I mishear you, or is there a third possibility that I haven't even heard of?"

A twinkle of amusement came alive in Ridgen's milky white eyes. In fact, he was so amused that he missed out on Leif's closing words. "Oh, yes, that is much true, we have only met each other for a few minutes. The cloak was an incomplete project, albeit for no particular client, so I've decided to give it to Jenna instead, as a gift. I hope that has cleared up any confusion."

Magic... Magic... Well, he might be a teensy bit disappointed, most people think that magic is just making stuff fly or burn or freeze...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on November 05, 2010, 11:27:13 AM
"Would I be able to get a glass of the delicious-sounding Hearthberry juice, please. Also, if it's not too much trouble, would a sandwich with just cucumber be possible? I don't eat meat, you see." the young man said. "How much would that be, please?" Gadaser thought for a moment about the price. "All together that would be 9 sans, 4 for the sandwich, 2 for the juice, and 3 for the cookies." She gave him a smile and then said, "I'll go get that started for you sir. Should be done quickly."

She went back toward the kitchen stopping behind the bar to mark down Leif - 9. After that she went into the back and began to put together the sandwich the man had ordered. She chopped up a fresh cucumber into thin slices and laid them on the bread. After a few layers were built up she closed the sandwich and grabbed the cookies the customers had ordered. Placing them on separate plates, she then put them on a tray with the sandwich. Gadaser lastly poured the Hearthberry Juice.

Stepping back out into the tavern she took note of her sister taking orders from the other dwarves in the tavern. She thought she heard something about fish, though she wasn't sure. She walked back to the table and set their food down in front of them. They all seemed to be getting to know each other well.


Gapad

"I heard someone mention fish earlier, I think I would like that if it's okay?" the new dwarf said. He didn't seem to be looking in any particular direction as he said this. Gapad was confused but decided not to ask. I'll just have to ask Galein later, i suppose. she thought. "Of course, that is one of Gadaser's favorite meals to prepare. I am sure she would love to feed another hungry dwarf with that fish.

Turning to Thorin, Gapad asked, "And what can we get for you this morning?" She gave him half a smile remembering last night's events that took place. She tried not to laugh as she thought of the 2 dwarves yelling at each other with slurred words.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Leif Terskun on November 15, 2010, 11:05:41 PM
Leif shifted his chair back to make room for the dwarf to lay down some delicious looking cookies, a mouthwatering sandwich and a glass of juice that, if he had been particularly devout, he might have described as appearing to have been divinely inspired.

"This looks absolutely delectable, thank you," Leif enthused. "In fact, if it tasted one third as good as it looks, I'd be overjoyed." Breaking off for a moment to fumble in the purse he had been given, Leif produced a small pile of coins, noting as he did so that the pouch to fund his "first meal" in the city would probably last a while longer. He had shamed the guard nicely. "There are the nine sans I owe your establishment, and a further three for the chef, along with my compliments." A final friendly smile, and Leif turned back to the table, noticing as he did so his quill and sharpening tool, lying momentarily forgotten. Recollecting his earlier thought, Leif turned back to the dwarf and added:

"Oh, you couldn't tell me one thing, could you? Now, this probably seems like an odd question from a stranger," Anyone else would be embarrassed here, Leif thought. Not I. Not after my training, "but you wouldn't happen to keep poultry, would you? Taenish, or some such thing? You see, my quill," - and here Leif indicated with a cynical wave of the hand the offending object - "is scratching again, and I abhor having illegible handwriting. It's bad enough with a working quill. If you keep taenish, would I be able to get a couple of feathers? I'd be willing to pay a little, provided they weren't from an animal that was killed. Or, if not, would you be able to direct me to where I could obtain a few?" Leif reflected that that might only be possible if he bought the bird himself. Oh well. He returned his attention to the world around him, and took up the old quill as he awaited an answer.

Noting the twinkle of amusement in the elf's eyes, Leif smiled inwardly. "Always keep the audience in a good mood, boy. Do you understand?" "Yes, sir. How, sir?" "Tell a joke, make them smile. Dry humour, boy, that's the way for you. You'll see in their eyes whether it's working or not. Do you understand what I mean?" "Yes, sir." But he's dead now. A mere year after that conversation, and I'd heard his voice for the last time.

Leif shut the door on the rushing tide of memories and regrets. He could never return to that innocent age, and tears could avail him nothing. A million tears won't wash out that line of my history. Nor all my words persuade it not to happen.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 16, 2010, 04:06:36 AM
The dwarf had returned with their orders - setting it down on the table. Leif then proceeded to pay for his order, and Ridgen decided to wait until Leif had finished speaking before he could make another enquiry. Apparently, Leif was looking for some Taenish feathers to fix up his quill... Ridgen's eyes wandered to the rest of the room. The fire was crackling happily in its place, and for once, Ridgen was happy that he wasn't too near to the source of heat - being near a fire like that would have Ava-knows-whatever negative effects on his Cyhalloi-adapted body. All three of the dwarven sisters that he had glimpsed - and noted to be running the tavern - were now at each occupied table. He forced his gaze back towards his own table. Best not to be rude.

As Leif was speaking, a sudden thought nagged in Ridgen's mind - he should be able to read, and that would make the task of explaining anything - and asking, for that matter - much easier. He rifled through his bag, retrieving a leatherbound notebook, and returning his tailoring kit as he did so. But before I ask anything... Ridgen reached over to claim his plate of cookies.

"Leif, sorry for interrupting, but seeing as you are able to read, would you have a look at these entries? There are a number of thing I wish to ask you, and some of these entries can also help with me explaining magic to you." Ridgen blinked after saying the last words - he wasn't expecting himself to say them - although they were true. Oh well, words can't be taken back.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on November 16, 2010, 12:25:52 PM
As Aster asked about the fish, Thorin almost didn't notice Gapad looked a bit confused about something. "Now how is fish confusing? Ah, I may just have to talk about Galein about it later."
"Of course, that is one of Gadaser's favorite meals to prepare. I am sure she would love to feed another hungry dwarf with that fish."

"And what can we get for you this morning?" It took him a moment to realize she was talking to him. "Oh, right. As tasty as that fish is, I think I'd like to try some of that Sulcho soup I saw last night. If it's as delicious as it smells, it'll be a good way to break the fast." He was so busy thinking about breakfast he didn't even notice her smirking. "Also, I think a mug of apple ale would be rather refreshing as well." He smiled up at her before turning back to Aster. "Now that we've talked about our furry friends and as we wait for breakfast, may I ask what brings you to this fine city of our ancestors?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 17, 2010, 06:48:44 AM
As Mallayn entered the tavern, she paused and surveyed the room. An elf, some dwarves(of course), and some Men. And is that a hobbit? This could be interesting. Maybe this isn't a total waste, after all. She strode over to the nearest table and eased down, her weary muscles protesting at the unfamiliar movement. "Ooooh, that hurt. Now, I wonder what sort of edibles they have here?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 17, 2010, 08:38:24 PM
After quite a short time, the door of the inn opens again and Ergolach enters. Something to drink and something to eat and everything shall be all right again, says he to himself as he slightly bemusedly looks round.
 
"Good morrow to all of ye," sings he out as if he were an actor entering the stage, as if everyone waited for him to outspeak. He makes a slight bow and then, with a suave smile on his face, he comes to Mallayn's table. That looks like a very good beginning.

"Excuse me, madame," says he then quietly, "would you mind if I sat here to you? I am starving for affable company as I have been travelling for a fairly long time all by myself. 'Tis very mouldy as you can certainly imagine." He takes off his bag and puts it messily on the floor. Again, he looks round the inn wondering about what sort of amusement can he await here.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 17, 2010, 09:31:10 PM
A couple minutes later Zarkin walks in and sees everybody having a good time. Maybe I can have some ale, and a little bit of chitter chatter with some people. Zarkin gracefully walked over to Ergolach and Mallayan's table with a bright smile.

"May I.... uh... sit here for... uh a second?" Zarkin managed to stammer out as he sat in the seat next to Ergolach. "Hmm, seems as though you have been traveleing for quite a while Mr...., oh boy where are my manners?" he spoke. "I am Zarkin Talker, and i would all like to be friends with the both of you" he said fluently.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 17, 2010, 10:23:55 PM
Mallayn had been pursuing a fascinating train of thought regarding a story about a hobbit who got lost in a large city. Perhaps something to pursue when there are children about, she decided. Suddenly, she noticed someone was talking to her. She was jolted into full awareness when the fellow sat down at her table. Casting her mind back to what he had been saying, she realized he had asked if he could sit with her. "I suppose," she responded. "I didn't hear your name?"
Just then, a young man walked in and fixated on her table. Oh no, TWO of them?
"May I.... uh... sit here for... uh a second?" He plopped down in the seat, not waiting for an answer. "Hmm, seems as though you have been traveleing for quite a while Mr...., oh boy where are my manners?" he spoke. "I am Zarkin Talker, and i would all like to be friends with the both of you."
Mallayn sighed. Maybe she could slip away while they were talking, and find that hobbit...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 17, 2010, 11:15:53 PM
"My name is Ergolach Flowerdew and I am humbly at your service," says Ergolach as he slowly sits down in front of Mallayn. After a moment of deliberation, he decides to put his lute on the chair next to him. She doesn't seem as nice as one would suggest but never mind, never mind. We shall see. He is silent for a moment and then he speaks:
"And how are you called, beauteous dame?"

Then, Zarkin enters the inn and comes to their table. When he asks if he can sit down there, Ergolach replies: "For a second? Why not, good man?" ...but be careful and do not try to spoil my intentions here although I am not sure yet if I do have any, says he then to himself. After Zarkin speaks again, Ergolach laughs a little bit and puts his hand on Zarkin's shoulder.
"So you wish to talk, Zarkin Talker? Fair enough. I am Ergolach Flowerdew, also known as Ergolach the Gallant and to your question, good man - aye, I have been travelling for a right long time and I have seen many places of this dreary world. Despite this, mine own story is not as engrossing as other stories that I know." Then he again turns to Mallayn and smiles a little bit. Let us hope that he did not frustrate her too much.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 18, 2010, 12:20:18 AM
"My name is Ergolach Flowerdew and I am humbly at your service. And how are you called, beauteous dame?"
Ah, An educated one! Once again feeling as though this might not be such a waste of time after all, Mallayn perked up.
"My name is Mallayn Galnodren, and I am a traveling storyteller. What, may I ask, is your occupation?"
Too late, she realized that the other fellow...Zarkin, wasn't it?...might feel excluded. Might as well not alienate him. He MIGHT not be too unintelligent. She decided to reserve judgement, and asked: "And you as well. What do You do for a living?"
And where can I get food? she thought as her stomach, once again, made its empty state known.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 18, 2010, 06:12:33 AM
"Ah a good question my friend. Well as a matter of fact I am a horse trainer. Although it may not seem as though I am, well *smirks* I indeed am. And your name was I though i may have heard Ergolach? Yes what do you do?" Zarkin asked.

 Hmm these people seem to have a high class education. Or as I think they do trailed Zarkin's thoughts as he stared at the wall thinking about how everything was in life waiting for an answer from someone.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 18, 2010, 07:02:12 AM
Outside the tavern a bit of a wind was picking up. It seemed to be constantly blowing and whistling as a shadow emerged along the beaten track. This shadow was found to be the owner of a certain grey cloaked individual and from under the cover of her heavy hood Ylaya watched, her eyes glancing over the landscape. She saw the trees bend with the wind as loud banter came from the tavern that lay before her.

The truth was this was unknown territory for her and being in such close proximity to a dwarvern trading post made her slightly nervous. For to be Coór'hém with her kind of carrier was dangerous enough and dwarves would probably show no mercy if they under covered her depending on what kind of dwarves these were. From what little she knew from her village and from what she had seen on her travels Dwarves were filthy, greedy and always drunk on ale and pride.

Do I go in?

As she stood there debating whether entering was worth the risk a gust of wind came under her cloak and through her legs making her shiver a little. The unfortunate truth was she had little choice. She was lacking sleep, lacking any form of currency and soon to be chilled to the bone. Catching a cold was the last thing she wanted and with a little hesitation she stepped up the steps towards the entrance, her heels clicked on the floor.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 18, 2010, 07:21:55 AM
Ergolach touches his lute which is lying on the chair next to him and he says: "You are a travelling storyteller, Mallayn? What a pleasant coincidence! As you can see, I am a bard. The stories are part of my trade as well, although really not the only one. I play this beautiful instrument, I dance, I recite poems... and, well, stories. I have a taste for myths and fairy tales." Now she really could begin to be interested... just a little bit.

Ergolach then replies to Zarkin's words: "Aye, you really do not look like a horse trainer. If you did not tell us what you do, I would presumptively guess that you are a travelling forgeman or something like that." He doesn't laugh but there is hidden laughter in his eyes as he curiously awaits Zarkin's reaction.

...and now I would be quite satisfied if I had something to drink and if that lady smiled a little bit.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 18, 2010, 07:46:38 AM
"Ah so that is your name, Ergolach. What a name, is it common where you come from? Well as you seemed to notice people do mistake me to be a forger but I am a horse trainer. As you can tell horse training is very well known from where i come from, well it seems that i need something to drink. Please excuse me for a moment" Zarkin was pleased to say as he got up and went to the counter to order some ale.

 Zarkin came back and sat down with two ales and said joyfully, "Ergolach I hope you  don't mind but I got you an ale. You know just as a little friendly act of kindness towards you. i hope you both would like to be my friends, mostly because I don't have many friends" Zarkin said and looked down at his ale and took a sip while thinking about how terrible his childhood was.

 Ergolach is very talkative, although Mallayan is being quite quiet. Ergolach is a very nice guy but the way he is dressed makes me think that he is a thief some how. But as he said he is a Bard, so i'll take his word for it. Zarkin thought as he glanced at Ergolach enough to see him just doing nothing.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 18, 2010, 08:15:58 AM
Ylaya now stood at the door and with little hesitation entered pushing the door infront of her to see a bustling and active tavern with plenty of talking, joking and drinking. What am I doing here?

As she stood there at the entrance glancing around and letting a cold chill in she remained wrapped up in her cloak, with her face covered by her hood. She was attempting to hide anything that might make anyone suspicious of her race such as her pointy ear and pale skin. All that could really be seen of her were her heels sticking out under the cloak and there sound on the floor was recognisable from a mile away. Her black gloves could also be noticed with their grey trim.

Now after having her quick glance she moved on to the bar, not wanting to attract too much attention; however it obvious to her she had caught a few people's eyes. Perhaps better to lay low for a while.

Upon reaching the bar she simple waited feeling a little warmer now inside and out of the cold.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 18, 2010, 08:22:42 AM
As Zarkin sat there and just looked around he noticed a hooded person at the bar. So he stood up and walked right over to the person in such a beautiful type of clothing. Zarkin was now standing right beside the hooded person and so he said, "Excuse me. May I introduce myself, I am Zarkin Talker. I noticed you at the door looking in for a glance and saw you walking to the bar, and well I desided I would introduce myself. I am Zar... Oh wait I already said that" Zarkin said with a little rub on the back of his neck with a small laugh.



Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 18, 2010, 08:50:56 AM
"Yes...you did." she said fruitfully considering her options in the face of such a random stranger walking up to her. To tell the truth he had some looks...such a shame he could not see hers, then maybe he would know exactly whome he was dealing with. Perhaps a little social interation couldn't go amiss though, after all perhaps he could prove interesting.

"And what is it you do Zarkin?" she said trying to sound vaguely interested as her gloved hand appeared on the side of the bar, her fingers tapping on the side one by one.   


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 18, 2010, 09:03:32 AM
"Well although it may not seem like it but I am a horse trainer. May I ask who your are, and what you do as your occupation?" Zarkin asked with a quick glance at the table he wasd just at with Ergolach, then quickly looked back at the mystery person he was talking to who sounded much like a woman. "I can see that you seem pretty cold, and the way your dressed, i wouldn't be surprised if you are mistaken as an assassin around here, including with a bunch of drunk idiots here, no offense to them" Zarkin replied.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 18, 2010, 09:13:05 AM
"I'm merely keeping the chill off with this cloak..." she said interested that he had sussed her or perhaps he was just concerned...perhaps he was not as dull and stupid as she had thought when she had first glanced around the tavern. Though was she going to answer him with her identity? She paused for a second.

"...as to your other...questions..." she said as some loud sounds came from the drunken fools in thr bar.

"...well...perhaps we should find somewhere a little more private?" she said her voice as soft as that of an angel and as she said this she thought on. Was it best to reel him in now? or learn more about him first? Was he a threat? From his concern for her well-being she judged now as she awaited him to escort her to a more private setting.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 18, 2010, 09:21:46 AM
"I think we should go to that corner..." Zarkin said pointing to a dark corner that seemed to be a bit on the quiet side of the tavern. He led the way as though he was just showing the lady he was talking with, or sure she was a lady, to the corner he spoke of, and in a few short seconds he sat at the table with the woman and said with fluency. "...listen I know that i seem a little on the stupid side right now, but by the way you are dressed I can already tell your an assassin. Probably a hired one, maybe not, but what i am wondering is that in the hell you are doing in such a civilized area?"

 Has this lady lost her mind I though assassins were supposed to be in the shadows all the time avoiding social contact with regular people were Zarkin's only thoughts as he waited for her answer.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 18, 2010, 09:31:05 AM
"You would be surprised..." she said as she sat back in the chair and relaxed breathing slowly as the tension she had bottled up since arriving dispersed.

"...place like this often yeild profitable arrangment" she continued in her basic tongue, her broken language an immediate sign she was not of this continent.  With still little to go off, her facial features and entire body hidden it was not surprising the man had many questions, lucky or unlucky for him, he was asking the right ones.

Then as she awaited the next question she took a second glance around the tavern. As she did this she noticed eyes were drifting away and the attention drawn to her at the start since her entrance was rapidly melting away. Good.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 18, 2010, 09:38:48 AM
"What has brought you here. Assassins usually wouldn't just parade around in local areas like you would, but you seem to be in high profession. How I know this you seem to be wanting to ask? Well i'll let you in on a little secret. My father was an assassin, high profession as you, but he died leaving me with my mother. Or as my granparents told me, I never knew much of my old man but what i did know was that he did bad things for the good of other people" Zarkin said in a tense voice.

 "Although, if you can tell me what I want to know, I'll let you know what you want to know. Deal?" Zarkin asked.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 18, 2010, 09:55:16 AM
"What?" she said laughing a little under her hood and smirking...one minute a sob story about his father...the next an arrangement to trade information...who did Zarkin think he was? Then pausing to take breath she pushed her hood back a bit...it seemed safe to do so now as attention was drawn elsewhere.

This revealed her face partially and her whitish hair that seemed so fare. Her skin white as snow and her eyes intoxicatingly black, he had no idea who he was dealing with. Even her pointy ears made a short appearance, one minute there, the next gone...the obvious sign that she was an elf and a very attractive one at that.

"Well, there you go...now you know who I am...and you must understand me...for if any of the dwarves..." she said whispering nodding her head in their general direction

"...if any of them had just witnessed what you have just witnessed...my life would easily be forfeit" she said in a serious tone and also a playful one. He was probably going to be, again, surprised...though he obviously did not know her, for she was a risk taker.  

"Anything else?" she said wanting to know if he wanted anymore information from her before she began her session of "questioning"...or for lack of a better phrase "flirting".


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 18, 2010, 10:02:02 AM
"Alright, now that you have given and shown some vital information, you now know that once you are dealing with me, as i know I am dealing with you, but once you know that you can't get rid of me that easily. I should expected this from a low grade assassin but not from you. If you leave me behind on anything, or even disappear when I have my back turned to show you vital information of my own, I could tell everybody everything that I know about you. Now back to business If we may" Zarkin said with a smirk and couldn't keep his eyes off of hers.

 This woman may not be the best to deal with but, she is one beautiful assassin. was Zarkin's thoughts.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 18, 2010, 10:13:00 AM
"Of course, buissness before pleasure..." she said with an added smile mirroring his as the lower limb of her leg made contact with his leg and slowly began to rub onto his. This not only was a slight advance on her part, but it also let him feel the soft and very tight material that encased her leg right up to half way up her thigh. Of course he had no idea of the object of desire under her cloak...everything he was experiancing was up to his own imagination and she was sure of that.  

"...so, I gave you something there...but what makes you think I want to escape or threaten you?" she said in an almost provative way, but at the same time playful as she leant over the table gazing into his eyes...the minimal contact she started still taking place under the table.

It was time to forge ahead with this one.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 18, 2010, 10:24:37 AM
 Zarkin twitched as she made her advances, but Zarkin had tended to get this business done. "I have a hard enough time trying to find love and your making this hard, but I mean serious business right now. Now what I'll need is your name miss, for your question you could leave me right now and I wouldn't know a single thing, and if you ever did your reputation would soon be over" Zarkin said staring into her eyes more deeply.

 This woman must indeed be crazy, but she has a good sense of feeling with her life. Maybe working with her won't be so bad after all, an assassin can always lead to good things   Zarkin's mind wandered as he became more accustom with these new people in his life.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 18, 2010, 10:41:15 AM
"ooooo..." she said under her breath before adding "..very touchy" as she looked back at him. Perhaps it was time to give him her name, besides what harm could he do? He was hooked and could have been crow feed 10 minutes ago That is if he had been her target from the beginning and she knew this...she knew it so well it filled her with much confidence to step up the flirtation, that is after buissness was concluded.  

"My name...is Ylaya..." she stated proudly as she prepared to continue "...and I know that you can talk tough horse trainer...but I also know your not the one, judging on what you have told me, to simply hand me over..."

"...because we both know your not that kind of man and I know your of a much greater calibre than that." she said flattering him a bit. Why not? Men with bigger ego's were much more easier to break.

There was then a slight pause, but she was only just beginning.

"Serious buissness over..." she said alluringly as she stretched out both her legs laying them on his laps. Her lower limbs were now firmly established on there...and surely he was feeling something...after all he was male and he could feel her heel digging in slightly on his pants.

"...yes..." she said confirming her second advancement and realising the obvious once more.  

"...you definitely wouldn't turn me in, because we both know you want to see more don't you?" she said in a very kinky and seductive manner.

Go on, be a man.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 18, 2010, 10:54:19 AM
"Well Ylaya, it seems you are beeing very kinky with me and buisness is buisness, but I intend to stay with the buisness that I want done. And we both know that I probably wouldn't turn you in but then again im not the kind of man that falls for elves that easily. Besides humans and elves hardly ever mate, so what makes you think I'm falling for you that fast" Zarkin said with enough tension that he couldn't hold it in very long. Ylaya was beautiful and she was making her moves so he decided to try his own moves just to see what this assin was really up to.

 Zarkin what in the hell are you doing?  Zarkin thought as he started to rub his hand up her leg and back down again and kept going trying to make his moves on her.

 "Ylaya I do want to see more but you know what I really want is for you to possibly train me. This would very much make me happy, and in return you might get something" Zarkin said with his very sexy facial expression. Although the scar on his upper lip made him more of a mystery, it made his upper lip twitch to do these advances of his own.

 If you really want me Ylaya you'll have to do better than this


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 18, 2010, 11:12:19 AM
From his speech her immediate reaction was that he was being slightly challenging and that is what she expected. He was trying to sound tough and respectable, but she knew that the lust inside was building...and he really couldn't hold it in very long!

Then as he finished his sentence she was about to come back with...though she was topped in her tracks, what was this? she wondered as she felt his hand moving higher and higher up her leg and then down again...she was slightly surprised.

Then he spoke...he wanted training? for something...what something? she wondered as she tried to regain control of herself as she still felt his hands on her legs.

"Ok..." she said playfully wanting to see what other surprises he had in store, his sexy facial expression appealing to a side of her rarely brought out...for it was usually her who made all the moves at this phase...her who was in control.

"...but what do I get?" she said in a compassionately demanding as she removed her legs off his laps shuffling her Buttocks over to his side of the table with haste.

"How far past stroking do you intend to go?" she said curiously and with want putting her hands on the side of his chest.



Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 18, 2010, 11:21:19 AM
"You'll see what you get as soon as my training has completed. Once everything has been done you will know soon enough" Zarkin said as he took her hand and then kissed it gently as he stood and put her back in her seat knowing this move was always something that brought the ladies back to him, but knowing her it might not work.
 
 "Ylaya if you did actually care about me you wouldn't mind if I did unnappropriate things to you somewhere other than in a tavern. But that will have to wait until the training is complete" Zarkin said in a whispering voice as he sat back in his seat.

Damnit Zarkin you are being stupid with this lady! Enough of this foolishness and leave.... no stay and see what she offers in return


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 18, 2010, 12:53:38 PM
"You are a travelling storyteller, Mallayn? What a pleasant coincidence! As you can see, I am a bard. The stories are part of my trade as well, although really not the only one. I play this beautiful instrument, I dance, I recite poems... and, well, stories. I have a taste for myths and fairy tales."
   Ah, fairy tales. The true delight of her trade… If only real life were as simple. Reflecting on the joys and woes of ‘real life,’ Mallayn completely missed the other fellow getting up and leaving. However, she did notice a drink brought for Ergolach. But of course not me, she thought bitterly. Realizing she was going to have to get it herself, Mallayn rose and stretched, groaning a little. “If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go see if I can get some food. Just wait a few shakes of a horse’s tail, please?” With that, she marched over to the bar. “May I get something to eat? And also to drink?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 18, 2010, 03:10:25 PM
Ridgen lost his train of thought as soon as a girl entered the tavern. She plopped herself down on the nearest table, he noted. Then a bard came in, quickly followed by a man that happens to be very, very, odd... He seems a teensy bit on the slow side, as well. They both joined the girl at the table near the door. The girl appears delighted by the company of the bard, but looks less than happy when the... well, slow-looking man plopped himself on the seat.

Not too soon after, an elf - the footfalls were far too soft to be anything else - entered the tavern. The slow person shot up from his seat and raced after her, for some reason. Well, no good would become of that. The elfess dresses exactly like an assasin... The thought reminded him of the Kasumarii assasins. He felt like he was going to throw up, but he held it in - just as the two plopped themselves at a table some 9 peds away from his! Maybe it's time to eavesdrop, hmm?

Looking down at the notebook, he flipped it open to an entry about Ximax, adjacent to one of the Compendium. Neither was complete. All the while, Ridgen listened to the conversation. It was extremely hard to make out - the tavern was becoming increasingly noisy. The man was a trainer, and was apparently smarter than he looks. They exchanged some sort of information - Ridgen never heard a thing, but in his peripheral vision, he saw a flash of red eyes - or what seemed to be red eyes, in any case. Could she be a blood elf? Things became fuzzy from here, so Ridgen decided to return his attention to the notebook. He has heard far more than enough. Then he realised that the entries were the ones he wanted Leif to see. "As I said, Leif, do you have any information on this?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 18, 2010, 08:06:32 PM
So...he wanted what he wanted first...well, he wasn't going to get it. Obviously he still didn't know her well enough, she was always the one on top in any deal or when involved intimately with a partner. With those two sentences and moving her back to her seat he had just wrecked the scene and alienated her...rudely.

"No..." she said abruptly in a whisper.

"...it would be a waste of time training you, such skills take years to master and training starts from too young an age." she continued in cold and bitter tone pulling her heavy hood back over her face as she noticed that his formed acquaintances were taking an interest on the other side of the tavern.

"And if you think I'M that easy your dillusional" she concluded folding her arms and crossing her legs. She then nodded her head back in the direction of his aquaintences once as a signal to basically...

...go and get lost




Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 18, 2010, 09:12:14 PM
Zarkin did an abrupt jump and put his hands over his eyes and rubbed them wondering what was going on. "What the hell just happened here? Who are you?" Zarkin didn't know who he was or what he was doing but he noticed the black figure siting in front of him.

Zarkin what did you get yourself into? trailed his thoughts. As he got up and walked over to the table Ergolach was just sitting at himself.

"Hey where did Mallayan go?" Zarkin asked puzzled. "And Ergolach did you just happen to see or hear anything that happened over there?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 18, 2010, 10:30:37 PM
"Thank you, Zarkin Talker. You are very...," says Ergolach but then, Zarkin goes away to the newcomer. What a ridiculous man is this Zarkin! He evidently wants to be friends with everyone, in the most clodhopping way and... 'tis obvious that he will offer some opportunities to laugh. Ergolach looks at Zarkin with amusement and then he turns to Mallayn again.

"Of course, madame," replies he when she says that she is going to try to get some food. Aye, food would be good, says Ergolach to himself and secretly laughs a little bit. But of course, I shall wait. There is no need to hie, no need to flutter. Somebody will come and ask, iwis. Mmmm, an ale. I do not recall when and where did I drink ale last time? Was it in Elsreth? It does not matter anyway. Ergolach watches leaving Mallayn. She almost smiled before...

...and clumsy Zarkin Talker appears again. Ergolach smiles and answers Zarkin's question: "She is gone, my friend. She was far too sad that you have left us, so she decided to go away, too. Aye, 'tis overly awkward... and if you wish to know if I have seen how you were talking to that nice elven lady, I have not seen anything really."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 18, 2010, 10:41:56 PM
"I am terribly sorry for walking away so abruptly but there is a thing I noticed as I was talking to her. She was trying to trick me somehow so I acted like I was in a trance. But that lady is a hired assassin named Ylaya. I am smarter than what you may think Ergolach, but what was done over there should have something that brought her here" Zarkin said with a strange facial expression.

Ergolach may have been the target, he seems like a thief. But still that doesn't explain what brought an assassin HERE? Zarkin though looking over at Mallayan at the bar.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 19, 2010, 07:14:27 AM
As she waited for her food, Mallayn surveyed the room. The elf she had noticed earlier was speaking to a young man who held himself with excellent poise. I may have to speak with him, later. She noticed that another elf, a woman this time, had entered the bar at some point. She looked unaccountably angry. But Zarkin appeared to be--embarassed, somehow. How much had she missed?


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Leif Terskun on November 19, 2010, 07:35:06 AM
Ridgen held out a tatty notebook with a few apologetic words. In his idiosyncratic manner, which Leif had already begun to recognise, he asked: "Leif, sorry for interrupting, but seeing as you are able to read, would you have a look at these entries? There are a number of thing I wish to ask you, and some of these entries can also help with me explaining magic to you." Just as Leif was about to reach across and open his mouth for answer, both were distacted by the entrance of several new patrons.

First of all a young lady, weary-looking and vaguely dirty, entered the taven, heading straight for a table and sitting down with an audible moan. After her came a man, who simply acted as he entered the room, crying out to all and sundry, and bowing floridly like an actor in a low-class theatre. Pretentious idiot. The conceited fool strode over to the young lady's table, dumping his bag untidily on the floor, and then - was that a lute? A bard. Blasted bards, Leif thought. Actors without the skill to act. Failed orators.

Following close on the heels of the bard was another newcomer. Leif noticed Ridgen regarding the latest addition to the company with slight amusement and  - yes - he too went over to the same table. After he had seated himself, the strains of a conversation drifted over from the table. "...also know as Ergolach the Gallant...". Gallant? This one's worse than most, Leif despaired mentally. However, he was suddenly distracted from his reverie by the entrance of yet another customer - a most mysterious figure, cloaked and hooded. The figure seemed to move like a woman, and Leif decided to assume that it was a she.

Leif was jerked out of his musings by Ridgen's repeated words. He was holding out the notebook, with writing scrawled on both pages of the spread. He had already tried to get Leif's attention, but both had been distracted by the entrance of the four new customers. "As I said, Leif, do you have any information on this?" Ridgen enquired politely. Leif too the notebook and gestured to the current page. "This is the right page, is it? It seems to be dealing with the Magical Academy at Ximax - there's a brief description of the basic principles of Ximaxian Magic: 'The properties of the elements are manipulated by altering the balance of the Cár’áll , either by increasing the influence of a certain element, by gathering and intensifying a certain element, or by adding directly to a certain element' - should I read on? I must confess that as a scholar of rhetoric and wordsmithing, I never learnt the basic principles of magic, so the passage I just quoted means nothing to me. I think that you'll probably have to give a bit of an explanation, because this manuscript presupposes knowledge which I do not possess." An apologetic smile eased the blow. I hope he won't find the explaination irksome, Leif thought. I did say not to bother if it was too complex, but he probably has too good manners to take me up on it.

"Manners, boy, manners. People may laugh and joke with the rude and untidy one, but no-one can take him seriously. Not more seriously than you, when you stand up with a clean tunic, and a polite and formal tone" But I'll never hear his tone of voice again, Leif choked back mentally. Never have him berate me for having my hands in my pockets, or food on my shirt. I'm sorry, Sir. I'm sorry that I wasn't there when you fell.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 19, 2010, 08:25:57 AM
Zarkin pulled out a journal and started scribbling pictures in it with a small pencil he kept for drawing. Zarkin was drawing the drunk fools at one of the tables. Then as he turned to a freshly blank page he started to draw Ergolach with impressive details. "Ergolach, if you need anything else to drink, i'd be happy to run up to the bar to get you something you'd like" Zarkin said as he drew Ergolach.

 Zarkin had finished Ergolach's picture and handed Ergolach the book with the picture of him that looked almost like Ergolach. "What do you think?" Zarkin asked with a smile on his face. "I know i'm not that much of an artist but I have indeed had my share of drawing when I was younger. Would draw everything I saw that really caught my attention" he said with a happy tone of voice.

 That assassin keeps glancing at me. I wonder what her problem with me is? Must not be important, but whatever it is it's creeping me out Zarkin wondered as he pulled out a small knife and sharpened his small black pencil.  Mallayan is a pretty good person, but I think she needs to speak up a little more. She seems.... quiet, might be that she is probably tired or enjoying herself with a little fantasy in her mind, I don't know Again went Zarkin's train of thought.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 19, 2010, 08:38:28 AM
Ylaya simply turned her head away shunning Zarkin as he had some kind of episode, did he have amnesia or was it all another little stunt? Either way he was nothing to her...he...he was nothing and as he left to go back to his original table she looked down at the empty table in front of her. Now all she needed was another to come who was perhaps a little more mouldable than the horse trainer...though was anyone coming?

A few moments past and Ylaya glanced at Zarkin's table without realising. What was she doing? She simply could not understand herself...why was she being drawn to that man and his attitude? Perhaps she saw him as a challenge...perhaps not? Whatever she thought she quickly turned her gaze away and tried not to look in his general direction...

...instead she looked outside of the window and her ears under her hood pricked up. If she could not gaze in public then she would tune into the tavern's conversations in private.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 19, 2010, 08:49:51 AM
Zarkin drank his ale and then remembered what had just happened with Ylaya. He felt a little stupid for what he had done, he had to get back at her for making him go away. So he picked out a sliver of wood from the table he was sitting at and flicked it at her just missing her as it flew past her face, a close missbut not that far off. He turned around as fast as he could trying to be noticed and started sharpening his pencil again.

 That was a pretty good sized sliver of wood, it might have hurt just a tiny bit if i would have hit her, but then again not that good of a payback. So I'll wait until she wasn't expecting a fork. As he though of this he got a devilish smile as he sharpened his pencil just a little mor before he put the pencil and knife back.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 19, 2010, 02:37:01 PM
Leif's reply - in that now-familiar, confident manner - caught Ridgen by surprise - probably because he was desperately trying not to think about Cyhalloi. "This is the right page, is it? It seems to be dealing with the Magical Academy at Ximax - there's a brief description of the basic principles of Ximaxian Magic: 'The properties of the elements are manipulated by altering the balance of the Cár’áll , either by increasing the influence of a certain element, by gathering and intensifying a certain element, or by adding directly to a certain element' - should I read on? I must confess that as a scholar of rhetoric and wordsmithing, I never learnt the basic principles of magic, so the passage I just quoted means nothing to me. I think that you'll probably have to give a bit of an explanation, because this manuscript presupposes knowledge which I do not possess." Ridgen's pupils widened by a minuscule amount - but he's sure that Leif would be able to see that. Well, it's time to explain.
 "I was talking about the entry on the next page, actually. But since the explanation from the entry isn't enough for you, I'll tell you exactly how magi - me included - do what you've just quoted." Ridgen paused to gather up his thoughts. "The Ximaxian Principles involve the magician focusing his will unto an object's Cár’áll - Cár’áll being the elven word for - well, aura. Through this, we can either increase..." Focusing his will, Ridgen increased the influence of serenity in Leif, bringing back the sensation that he had brought up in Leif earlier.

"Or decrease a particular property of one of the four elements, which creates particular effects, both physical and spiritual. The higher level magi can do... Well, actually, the only reason I haven't tried those things is that I don't know what they can do with an object's Cár’áll, heheheh." Ridgen laughed, his voice bright. "This entry is complete except for those techniques, and the actual location of Ximax. But that's not really what I wanted to ask you. Do you have any information on the Compendium?" Ridgen stopped short. Well, it was the most amount of words he had ever spoken in one go. Time to catch his breath, and wait for Leif's reply.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 19, 2010, 08:52:02 PM
"An assassin? 'Tis very interesting indeed, my friend, but how do you know that 'tis true? I highly doubt that these people are likely to speak to strangers about loveliness of their occupation," says Ergolach. ...but 'tis, of course, wonderful idea. A beautiful elven assassin... that sounds right thrilling. 'Twould be nice to have a talk with her. Indeed.

Ergolach tries to take a more detailed look at Ylaya without her noticing him before he turns back to Zarkin. "So, my friend, when you are offering it to me so selflessly, I would have a goblet of artwine. 'Tis my favourite drink and I highly recommend it to you." His generous offer means that he has money. 'Tis another advantage.

However, Ergolach changes his belittling on Zarkin, when he sees a drawing Zarkin made. Blimey, he may be a hawbuck but he is deffinitely an artist somewhere inside. 'Tis nothing epochal but he, iwis, has a certain talent.

"You are verily suprising companion, my friend. I just cannot believe that you are also an artist." Ergolach keeps looking at his portrait for a while. Then he hands the journal back to Zarkin and glances at Ylaya again.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 19, 2010, 09:14:45 PM
With a little frustration Ylaya dodged the wood thrown at her...that Zarkin was pushing his look with her and if he didn't want to end up dead he would stop such foolishness immediately. She shook her head in response to his little pathetic attempt to get one back at her.

At the same time Ylaya heard part of the discussion, the mention of her name once or twice and Ximax. Very interesting she thought as she sent a deep and long glare at Flowerdew, the one who was staring at her...as if she had not noticed...she then wondered...could he be a possible contender for tonight. Well, not for the mean time since he was sat over at the table with Zarkin, but if he was to move to the bar or become isolated...striking a conversation with him could lead to him being a very easy contender. She smiled, for he was obviously attracted to her and with such obvious staring even with only her partial beauty observable, if she made a move he would be easy. He could even be her way to get back at Zarkin and make him jealous. Such ideas festered in her mind for a while.  

Then as she thought for a moment, she thought it was perhaps time to acquire a room and plan her next move. Though she would wait for service to come to her...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 19, 2010, 10:12:31 PM
"Ergolach, I pity you for looking at her all the time. Just because she tries little tricks, she is a handful. She is very beautiful, but a monster on the inside. Assassins have no soul, they kill people without reason, become an assassin and your pretty much living your life as an idiot as the next person wanting to be an assassin..." Zarkin replied. "...But I didn't mean it like you wanted to be an assassin or for you to think your an idiot just saying. But thank you about my drawings, I have a lot of talent when it comes to art" he smirked and glancing at Ylaya like she was about to kill him.

 Zarkin took the journal that he handed to Ergolach and put it in the bag with his pencil and knife. Everyone seems to be attracted to Ylaya, i'm not falling for her stupid acts on trying to get Ergolach or myself. God I hate assassins as much as i hate the next drunk fool to break a glass over his own head went Zarkin's thoughts of being an idiot himself, but he couldn't help it.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Leif Terskun on November 20, 2010, 06:32:13 AM
Ridgen seemed slightly thrown by Leif's answer, and as he replied it was clear that he didn't think his explanation would be any better than that of the book. But, to his credit, he ploughed straight on, honest and forthright.

"I was talking about the entry on the next page, actually." Ah. Perhaps a little more hesitancy would have been a good idea. Still. I hope he isn't too annoyed. "But since the explanation from the entry isn't enough for you, I'll tell you exactly how magi - me included - do what you've just quoted. The Ximaxian Principles involve the magician focusing his will unto an object's Cár’áll - Cár’áll being the elven word for - well, aura. Through this, we can either increase..." As Ridgen spoke these words, Leif was conscious of a return of his previous feeling of weightless and serene relaxation of his muscles. So it was magic, he thought idly. It's probably quite bad manners to cast spells on others without their permission, but at the same time I can't be too concerned about it - probably because of it. Leif quickly broke from a line of thought which threatened to cause some problematic paradoxes - or was it paradoces - just in time to hear Ridgen continue his explanation. "...or decrease a particular property of one of the four elements, which creates particular effects, both physical and spiritual. The higher level magi can do... Well, actually, the only reason I haven't tried those things is that I don't know what they can do with an object's Cár’áll, heheheh." Ridgen's laugh was clear and carefree. Is he a very good actor, or am I not imposing on him as much as I think I am? Leif wondered. No matter. "This entry is complete except for those techniques, and the actual location of Ximax. But that's not really what I wanted to ask you. Do you have any information on the Compendium?" The Compendium.... Now, that is something I do know about.

"Why certainly! I may know next to nothing about the arcane, but I do know about the Compendium. It has been variously described as 'the repository of all knowledge of all Caelereth', 'the centre of learning of the entire Disc', and 'a haven of true scholarship, and learning for learning's sake'. The first of these claims I find a little too grandiose, leaving aside the fact that it's not even true; the second is quite possible, although the Nybelmarians have a similar entity called the Enkyklopadië Nybelmarnica; and the last I certainly hope is true, because there has to be at least one place like that on the face of Cael.

"But as to what it actually is. Well, perhaps we will find the answer to that question in another - what it does. The writers of the Compendium travel the world, searching and researching for their entries on the most diverse topics. Even the old and the frail can take part; did you know that it's possible to travel the world from a library desk? They sit up late into the night writing, building a compilation of all the knowledge they can lay their hands on. Oh, and run their poor apprentices into the ground with work. This is what the Compendium does; by its deeds may you know it, as a great man - I forget for the moment who - once said. So, my friend, that is what it is; and, simultaneously, what it does."

I wonder...when he's managed to exhaust my knowledge on the Compendium, will he ask about me? There are events in my life that I don't want to relive - not aloud and in public, to a practical stranger. But then, there are probably some in his life as well. Oh, why is this so hard?

Leif reached out a hand and took a long sip of his Hearthberry juice, before taking up his quill, which had been forgotten in his lap for a while, once more. Anything to distract my mind from the past, he reflected. Anything at all.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 20, 2010, 06:55:15 AM
Leif's answer had provided Ridgen with everything he needed to know - Ridgen, quite frankly, sees no need to press further on the topic. Instead, his gaze wandered from Leif to the assasin - then quickly snapped back to Leif, making him discard all other thoughts. He figured it was rude not to make a reply at this point, so he proceeded to speak:
 "Thank you. That was exactly what I was after." Ridgen stashed the notebook in his bag. "Leif, I'm sure you've noticed the assassin standing at the bar... Tell me, have you heard of the Kasumarii warriors?" Ridgen shifted uneasily. It was clear that Leif had a troubled past - Ridgen himself uses the same mask of happiness to hide it. He figured that it'd be much better to talk of his own past. "I hear that they've become increasingly... notorious lately, for their uncanny abilities of assasination. It's also rumoured that some of them have the ability to control shadows. Does that... ring a bell?" Ridgen enquired, an idea forming in his mind.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 20, 2010, 08:09:54 AM
Zarkin looked up and his eyes focused on an elf and a human looking right at Ylaya.

"Ergolach, I'll be back I have to get more information on Ylaya" Zarkin said as he stood up and walked over to Ridgen and Leif. "Excuse me, but I noticed that you also had an interest in Ylaya the assassin" Zarkin said studying Ridgen and Leif. "If you need any information on her feel free to ask. She was dumb enough to tell me almost all that I needed to know" Zarkin ranted on.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 20, 2010, 09:17:15 AM
"Excuse me,  but I see you have interest in Ylaya, the assasin. Feel free to ask me anything about her."

The voice was so unexpected it's almost funny. Ridgen let his pupils fade out to white for the sake of hiding his amusement. "Nope, we're fine, thanks. I do not wish to poke my nose in other people's business."

That said, he took a chunk off one of his cookies and bit into it.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 20, 2010, 09:38:22 AM
Mallayn laughed. The elf's response had been so carefree, so unfettered. She thought she might like this elf.
The question was, would he like her...?
She noticed that Ergolach was sitting alone again. Maybe I should go back, she pondered. But I can wait a little bit longer.
After all, he's still staring at that woman.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 20, 2010, 09:45:53 AM
Zarkin's face looked determined to know what Ridgen was actually thinking. So he went back to the table with Ergolach.

"I know that elf has something brewing up in his mind. But what?" Zarkin said to himself.

Ill just sit here and see what that elf is up to he though as he pretended to do something as he watched the elf. The centre of attention seems to be on Ylaya. She must be tricking people as she tricked me. Am I the only one whom knows of this?


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 20, 2010, 10:32:05 AM
He heard the girl laugh just before Zarkin left for his original seat. Ah, well. Now, the idea sitting on his mind could get him back home - but he'll need Leif's help, if Leif was going to offer any.

Touching the symbol on the pendant he was wearing - which, by the way, has become his trademark, - he waited for Leif's reply. Oh, and he's decided to give away another piece of information. "The Ka'rii have been fighting us Cyhallrhim for millenia. And, quite unfortunately, I have to sneak through one of their ports to get home."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Leif Terskun on November 20, 2010, 07:06:36 PM
"Thank you. That was exactly what I was after." Ridgen broke off for a moment to replace the notebook in his bag before continuing. "Leif, I'm sure you've noticed the assassin standing at the bar..." An assassin? Well, he has more perceptive eyes than I. "Tell me, have you heard of the Kasumarii warriors? I hear that they've become increasingly... notorious lately, for their uncanny abilities of assasination. It's also rumoured that some of them have the ability to control shadows. Does that... ring a bell?"

As Leif considered his answer, one of the relative newcomers to the tavern - not, he was glad to note, the ridiculous bard - came over to the table and addressed Ridgen. Slightly ill-mannered, although to be fair neither of us were speaking. "Excuse me, but I see you have interest in Ylaya, the assassin. If you need any information on her feel free to ask. She was dumb enough to tell me almost all that I needed to know" As Ridgen answered, amusement, which Leif dearly hoped could only be seen from where he was seated, was clearly visible on the elf's face. Interestingly, his pupils also seemed to fade, going white before he replied: "Nope, we're fine, thanks. I do not wish to poke my nose in other people's business." Well said that man, Leif applauded mentally. I think assassins are a little beyond me...most people are a little beyond me physically, and assassins have no heart, so it's said; how then can I touch them? Leif was about to become embroiled in the tricky mental problem of how an orator, with no physical skills whatsoever, could manipulate the emotions of a supposedly emotionless killer to save his own life, when Ridgen's continuation of his previous line of thought pulled him back.

"The Ka'rii have been fighting us Cyhallrhim for millenia. And, quite unfortunately, I have to sneak through one of their ports to get home." Ridgen informed him, his fingers caressing the pendant around his neck as he spoke.

So yet another who may be unable to go home. But at least he knows where his home is. Well, I can help him here.

"Yes, I have heard of the Kasumarii, and unfortunately I know rather a lot about them - that is, by the standards of the south of Sarvonia. They are the most ruthless, the most deadly, and consequently the most feared assassins in the known world. The tribe is divided into six sects, each of which excel in the dark arts of murder, but each with a different focus. The Greendeaths use poisons and drugs in their underhand work; the Stormsons are the pirates of the race, leaders of the most deadly efficient navy in the world; the classic Karii is a Korenjaan - the most highly able in stealth, assasination, the use of daggers and the garotte." Leif paused for a second here. As always, the mention of these implements of war sickened him. I can't believe they think that what they do is acceptable. Lest his thoughts drift back to the first time he met his master, in that hall in Marcogg, Leif pressed on.

"The Echiilianni are like rabid dogs, kept leashed until their sickening desire to kill can be used. The Nightsons are the leaders; the best of the best of the best killers in the world. They know all the skills of all the orders. And lastly, the ones with the Shadowmancy you mention are the Darkpriests. They can confuse with illusions, make themselves invisible, or even create beasts of living shadow which can kill you. Some say their shadows can reach into your chest and stop your heart. Where is the port you mention?"

Ridgen seemed to be driving at something with this conversation, though for the moment Leif was content to follow the flow and trust to his wits and his tongue to get him out of any problems.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 20, 2010, 08:25:04 PM
"I am not looking at her all the time," says Ergolach in a little bit more exasperated voice than he wanted. However, he stops looking at Ylaya and after a while, he smiles again and continues: "I suppose that you are just overly prejudicial, Zarkin Talker. An assassin can be a sensitive person too, iwis."

When Zarkin stands up again to 'get more information on Ylaya', Ergolach just shrugs his shoulders. Aye, of course, Zarkin Scamperer. Mmm, I just hope that he is not going to do something stupid again while, of course, he is. Ergolach looks at Zarkin's attempt with amusement. When he comes back, Ergolach says:

"Stop thinking about all this, my friend. The elven dame just came here to have some fun, wine and small talk. There is, iwis, no need to turmoil. 'Tis not my nor your problem. Aye?"

Ergolach abstractedly takes his lute and plays a couple of quiet chords.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 20, 2010, 11:20:37 PM
"Eh, I guess not. Anyway, I see your fond of the lute. Used to have one myself. Although I never played it, I just enjoyed how beautiful it was..." Zarkin said with half a smile. "...but don't get me wrong Ergolach, but sorry to say you seem like a theif no offense though I just think what I see" Zarkin replied.

Zarkin took a sip of his ale and then sat it down on  the table. "Ergolach, may I ask you a question? Could you teach me to play the lute?" Zarkin asked with a serious look on his face. "I never seemed to learn how to play one, but I would like to." He took another sit of his ale and set it back down on the table.

What seems to be keeping Mallayan at the bar? Shouldn't she be back by now? I'll let her take her time, although I think Ergolach and Mallayan both think I'm a total idiot!


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on November 21, 2010, 01:20:28 AM
Gapad

"Oh, right. As tasty as that fish is, I think I'd like to try some of that Sulcho soup I saw last night. If it's as delicious as it smells, it'll be a good way to break the fast. Also, I think a mug of apple ale would be rather refreshing as well." said Thorin. 'I just hope he holds his ale better than last night,' Gapad thought.

The next few moment were busy. So busy, in fact, Gapad hardly knew what she was doing. She relaxed and just let her years of experience take over. She filled out wrote Thorin's and Aster's meal selection, took orders of ale, delivered the new orders along with Thorin's. People came in and moved about the room. A women came up and ordered food, which was already being prepared by Gadaser. It wasn't until this moment that she actually thought about what she was doing.

'Woah... What just happened? she thought as she looked around the room. Everyone seemed to be happy and enjoying themselves. After making sure no one needed anything else, she finally took a look at the newcomers. A slender female sat in the corner of a room with a her hood up. Gapad couldn't tell what she looked like at all. By reading her body language though, she could tell she was tense. 'I suppose I'll go find out if she needs anything while it has slowed down.'

Gapad walked over to the hooded figure and stood next to the table. "Anything i can get you miss?" she asked with a cheery smile. The face behind the hood was smooth and pale. White hair stuck out just enough to make an appearance past the darkness of the hood. 'Another elf. Great.' Nevertheless, Gapad kept her smile on and waited to see if the elf needed any help.


Gadaser

"Oh, you couldn't tell me one thing, could you? Now, this probably seems like an odd question from a stranger, but you wouldn't happen to keep poultry, would you? Taenish, or some such thing? You see, my quill is scratching again, and I abhor having illegible handwriting. It's bad enough with a working quill. If you keep taenish, would I be able to get a couple of feathers? I'd be willing to pay a little, provided they weren't from an animal that was killed. Or, if not, would you be able to direct me to where I could obtain a few?" Leif said. Gadaser glanced down at the quill in his hand and saw that the tip wasn't beginning to wear down. He could still probably get another page or two done with that feather if he re-cut it, but that wasn't what he asked for.

"I'll ask my sisters and have a look around. I think we may have a few feathers laying around but i don't know where they would be." With that she gave him a quick nod and then proceeded back into the kitchen. She spent the next few minutes making fish and soup for Thorin and Aster, as well as a new meal a lady had ordered. After delivering the meals to Thorin and Aster, she slid the lady's meal out onto the bar in front of her along with her drink.

Gapad was off helping one customer, so Gadaser decided she would help her sister go around and make sure everyone had anything they wanted. She walked to a table with a man who was plucking at a lute. 'We may have entertainment tonight it appears.' Gadaser thought.

"Anything i can get you?" Gadaser asked politely.


Galein

After taking care of the elves she went around the room cleaning off some dirtied tables, and pushing chairs in. The amount of people in the room grew quickly. New faces appeared in the crowd of the tavern. Smells of different foods hit Galein's nostrils. She gave a slight smile, though she didn't know it. These times reminded her of when she was little and her mother ran the tavern. After the room was straighten, or attempted to be straightened, she went behind the bar and glanced at the chalk and slate. On it read, Thorin - 6, Aster - 4

Glancing around she saw Gapad talking to a hooded figure and next to her Gadaser was helping a lady. Looking out the window, Galein could tell the day was starting to progress and lunch would be requested in a few hours. Galein quickly went in back and began preparing the meals that will most likely be requested. She cut slices of bread and pieces of meat. As she worked she allowed herself to daze back into her past when her mother was just teaching her to create these meals.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 21, 2010, 01:46:15 AM
"Yes" replied Ylaya plucking a little leather purse of coins out from under her long cloak. She then looked at the dwarf with eyes relaxed. This had to run smoothly.

"I will have a room please." she said calmly placing the leather pouch of coins down on the table infront of the dwarf.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 21, 2010, 01:53:12 AM
Mallayn took her Hearthberry juice, soup, and bread, and sat back down at the table. Inhaling the delicious aromas emanating from the food before her, she savored each and every one of the delicious morsels...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 21, 2010, 02:41:32 AM
When Gadaser comes to their table, Ergolach smiles and says: "I would have a goblet of artwine and if you happen to have some sort of fruit pie, I would have a piece. Thank you very much."

Ergolach smiles again when Zarkin makes a remark about the lute. After Zarkin's second remark, he speaks:

"Why do you think so, Zarkin Talker? Do I look like a thief? Mayhap I am. Mayhap I am a bounty hounter. Mayhap I am a spy. Mayhap I am an assassin, just like that elven dame. Mayhap I am a powerful sorcerer. You can ne'er know, my friend. What is the correct answer? Mayhap I do not know it myself, you can ne'er know."

He laughs a little bit and then answers Zarkin's second question: "Nay, I would not. Firstly because 'tis overly boring to teach, secondly because it takes quite a lot of time to learn to play something and thirdly... well, there is no thirdly. Most things just are not as simple as you might think..." Bah! What a daw he is? Does he think that he can learn to play an instrument during one day in the inn? Perhaps he really does, I would not be surprised.

Ergolach plays a short and simple melody and puts the lute back on the chair where it was before. When Mallayn comes back to the table, he smiles to her and says: "I am truly glad that you have come back, madame. And I hope you shall enjoy your meal." And if she is not going to smile now, she is not going to smile at all. That is quite probable.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on November 21, 2010, 02:43:56 AM
Gapad

"Yes, I will have a room please." The elf said. She pulled out a leather pouch and set it on the table. It didn't seem particularly full, but it wasn't empty.

"A room's cost will be 10 sans, and could I have your name to mark down that you have a room?" Gapad said, glancing back from the pouch to the elven face half hidden behind the hood.


Gadaser

"I would have a goblet of artwine and if you happen to have some sort of fruit pie, I would have a piece. Thank you very much." said the man.

"Would a slice of apple pie work for you sir?" She asked. Just last night Galein had made an apple, and it was going to go bad before too long. 'Hopefully it gets eaten today. I do hate to waste food.' Gadaser thought.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 21, 2010, 04:45:29 AM
Ridgen listened intently while Leif went on to talk about all the sects of the Ka'rii - when he had heard exactly what he wanted to hear - information on the Kasumarii Darkpriests, the most ruthless of all fire magi. "It's quite interesting how they manage to manipulate shadows like that. How they do it so proficiently is plainly frightening." The last few words he had said over the bard playing his lute. Then, remembering Leif's question, he continued speaking. "As for where the actual port is, it's at the tip of the Cyhalloi mainland. If you're referring to a map, it's the main island in the west, if memory serves me correctly."

Ridgen took out an old-looking cloak, which is very unusually hued - at some points the cloak was very light gray it's almost white, and at another point it's hued a very dark gray. All the colours seem to blend in perfectly. "This was the cloak I used to wear in Cyhalloi. It was a gift from my foster mother, and its unusual hues somewhat blends in with the snow - it basically makes the wearer less noticeable in a tundra - to a minuscule degree. But it probably won't get me through the port. Any ideas on getting through a port with a couple of thousand Ka'rii that are - simply put - masters of espionage? Any input would be helpful."
The question was said in a light, zero-seriousness and-definitely-not-hostile kind of tone. The elf shifted his gaze to the counter. The girl had returned to her table, it seemed. Oh well. then the light streaming through the window caught his attention - the day had moved on to Sunblaze.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 21, 2010, 04:50:30 AM
"Let's say 15 sans and we forget the name" said Ylaya taking out a second pounch full of money that she added to the bundle she had already established on hte table. She then nodded her head at the dwarf. That do you? she thought as she took a quick glance at Zarkin and his "friends".


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on November 21, 2010, 05:04:15 AM
"Let's say 15 sans and we forget the name." The elf said. 'Well that doesn't sound very good. I will have to tell Galein and Gadaser to keep their eyes on this one.'

Gapad thought for a moment and then decided against denying the extra money. "Is there perhaps a name you prefer to go by than your real one? I need something that shows a room is taken." She slid the pouches off the table and held them in her hand.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 21, 2010, 05:15:32 AM
Mallayn leaned back and closed her eyes. A smile of pure bliss crossed her face.
"That was the best meal I've had in a long time." she stated, replete and happy.
Her ears perked up. "...fruit pie, I would like some."
"Could I have some as well?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 21, 2010, 06:21:03 AM
"Just put me down as Talia Kemiyer" said Ylaya before pausing a minute to then continue saying  "...and can yo bring the keys back here after you have finished filling in book, I would like to retire immediately"

Ylaya's head then returned to it's original position and she thought on the name Talia Kemiyer, for she had been her most recent target and victim. The money being given to the dwarf right now was only a small amount of the money she had earnt from that arrangement for Talia's head...ironic how she now took the name of that victim to hide her own identity.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on November 21, 2010, 06:39:47 AM
Kareesh hated being underground. There was something about an entire mountain being right over her head which bothered her. Yet, in these parts, she didn't have much of a choice. She had heard about a specific inn in the trading settlement of Tyr Donian from another traveler on the road. Business was slow, especially since she hadn't sought out any employment. Absently, her fingers played with the leather pouch which acted as her coin purse. It was close to being empty. The Kann Kemruhnt would have to give her a job or else....

She shook her head causing a few strands of hair to fall into her face. Pushing the strands back with a hand, Kareesh looked up. Above the door she was standing in front of was a large sign which read "Kann Kemruhnt".

"Here it is. Let's hope the dwarves and other such folk need something done," Kareesh thought as she opened the doors.

As she stepped in, she took stock of who all was inside. At one table, there were two people who looked very engrossed in a book which laid on the table in front of them. Scholars, hardly worth her time. Unless, of course, they were jealous of another scholar, but she had only heard of that particular case in stories, stories she was apt to brush off as fairy tales. There seemed to be a good-sized crowd over by the fire, but again, nothing worth her time. A female elf was talking to a female dwarf, probably one who worked here. Kareesh couldn't tell, but the elf seemed to be slipping the dwarf some sans.

Shaking her head gently, Kareesh stepped into the tavern. Deciding against sitting at a table, she instead took a seat at the bar. She moved her coin purse to one of her hands and kept it on the counter in front of her. One could never be too cautious in a place like this. As she waited for service, she glanced at the menu posted on the wall behind the bar.

"Pretty good pricing," she thought she took a san out and flipped it between her fingers. She kept her ears pricked for any sudden sounds. She didn't want to be caught off guard. She placed the san back into her coin purse and moved the now-empty hand to her shoulder. Underneath the nor'sidian shirt lay a large scar, courtesy of a man she had double-crossed who had caught up with her in a tavern like this. She took comfort in feeling her dagger against her thigh. Her sognastheen eyes glanced around the bar for the bar keep, anxious now for something to fill her empty stomach.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on November 21, 2010, 06:50:35 AM
"Just put me down as Talia Kemiyer" said the elf that wanted to be named Talia. "...and can you bring the keys back here after you have finished filling in book, I would like to retire immediately."

Gapad nodded and went behind the bar and wrote Talia Kemiyer under a list of people with rooms. As she did this another elf walked in and sat a the bar. "I'll be right there miss." Gapad said.

Grabbing the keys for the room that was open, she walked back to 'Tailia.' "Here you go miss. Up the stairs and 2nd door on the right." She said as she handed the key to the elf. Walking back to the elf at the counter. "Alright, sorry, what can i get for you?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on November 21, 2010, 07:53:32 AM
Bwarth

As Bwarth stumbled downstairs from his room, he reached again for his flask. What? Empty already? I'll guess I'll just have one of these fine dwarven ladies refill it for me. Smiling to himself, he wobbled over towards the bar, sort of glancing around the room. Galein! Galein! I need some more ale! shamelessly shouting was something Bwarth had always excelled in, besides drinking. He took a more thorough, well as thorough as one can while still slightly drunk, glance around the barroom. Blasted elves! Why do they always come here and lower the standards here... It was with that glower and mental expression that he then noticed Thorin sitting next to another dwarf. That swine! I bet he's telling that fellow all about last night and how HE was the one wronged! He's always been like that, whenever he comes through here, waltzing in like he's a regular or something... It was then that his grumbling started causing actual noise, and not just a mental cacophony.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 21, 2010, 08:22:03 AM
O! She smiles! 'Tis most probable that she does not smile because of me but it does not matter. Rules of this game were clear. She smiles and that means... I do not know what is it supposed to mean but it does not matter anyway.

"Aye, apple pie is an excellent idea," says Ergolach to Gadaser.
Then he turns to Mallayn and says with a little sparkle in his eyes: "You are much more beautiful when you smile, madame. Mayhap you should smile more frequently... what do you think?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on November 21, 2010, 08:40:51 AM
"Alright, sorry, what can i get for you?"

Kareesh gave a smile at the female dwarf who stood before her. Best be cordial...

"Not a problem. I can see you are quite busy right now," she said, her voice somewhat husky from the dryness in her throat. As she spoke, a loud dwarf came into the common room. He was yelling a dwarf name and he already seemed to be quite intoxicated. Kareesh decided not to give it another thought. The state of his drunkeness appeared to be genuine.

"A glass of your dwarven ale and perhaps a plate of your roasted taenish."

Kareesh quickly added up the amount of sans that was. 8 sans. Round it up to 10 sans with a tip. She gave an inward wince as she wondered how much a room was. Funds were definitely getting tight.

"And, how much is a room for the night?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on November 21, 2010, 08:42:34 AM
"Now that we've talked about our furry friends and as we wait for breakfast, may I ask what brings you to this fine city of our ancestors?" Aster was surprised, why was he here, he would have to say something, so finally he just confessed "I got lost... and sort of walked into it I guess" he needent say anymore though because before he knew it his breakfast was placed in front of him (he heard the plate clank on the table) so whilst he started familiarising himself with his meal a thought occurred to him "Are you visiting family here or are you lost too?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on November 21, 2010, 10:08:52 AM
Gapad

"Not a problem. I can see you are quite busy right now, A glass of your dwarven ale and perhaps a plate of your roasted taenish. And, how much is a room for the night?" The women said after a slight pause of thinking. She slide 10 sans across the bar and Gapad took them with a smile.

"A room would be 10 sans, and includes a normal sized bed for you. No worries about not 'fitting in' here." Gapad smiled a little at her pun. She let the woman think about the price and poked her head into the kitchen and told Galein the order. After Galein began preparing the taenish, Gapad poured a mug of Dwarven Ale. Setting the drink in front of the elf, she noticed Bwarth stumbling toward the bar.

She quickly grabbed him and held him steady and sat him on a stool. "Just sit for a minute Bwarth, i'll get you your drink once you get a right mind on you."


Gadaser

The woman at the table seemed to awake from her meal at the words of fruit pie."Could I have some as well?" she asked. Gadaser smiled and nodded. "Aye, apple pie is an excellent idea," said the man.

"I'll be right back with that then." Gadaser said. She walked into the kitchen and cut two large slices of apply pie for the 2. Putting them each on separate plates, she then poured the man's wine. Then, carefully, she walked out and set the food and drink in front of them in front of them.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on November 21, 2010, 11:01:04 AM
"A room would be 10 sans, and includes a normal sized bed for you. No worries about not 'fitting in' here."

Kareesh nodded her thanks as she took the mug of the foaming ale. She took a small gulp and was rewarded with some of the best Dwarven ale she had ever tasted. Then again, she didn't have that much experience with Dwarven ale. As she was drinking, she noticed out of the corner of her eye the dwarf being seated  by the woman who had helped her. Kareesh wondered if her name was the one the man had been yelling earlier. A piece of information she stored away in the back of her mind.

She set the mug down in front of her. Opening her purse, she quickly counted the remaining sans. 20. Enough for 2 nights stay. One must do what one must do...

"Well, ma'am, it seems as though you've talked me into a room for the night. After all, how could I say no to such warm accommodations?"

Kareesh brought out ten more sans and slide them across the counter to the dwarf. She quickly closed up her coin purse and placed it upon her belt, close to her so she could keep track of it. Another drink of ale, this time for pleasure.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 21, 2010, 11:22:06 AM
Zarkin got up and sat in a dark corner of the Kann, not wanting to be seen by anyone or anything supposeldy was the word that brewed up inside his mind. He stared at the empt table seat in front of him and started to day dream.

What? Where am I? Zarkin though as he raced through the open village of Ximax. Nobody was in sight. He was the only one in Ximax. So he ran faster and faster as he got to his house he found a note laying on his bed. It had no name on who it was from, it was a blank note. Zarkin turned over the note and it was blank again. Then words started to appear on the page. But before Zarkin could read the first word he awoke at the same seat same table only to find out that an hour had passed as he daydreamed.

Could this daydream have been something warning him, or wanting to tell him something? All these answeres were just impossible, just crazy. That was until Zarkin layed his head on the table and before he knew it he was asleep.

 Everything happened so fast it was as though it had happened in real life. Zarkin was face to face with Ylaya holding him by the neck high in the air. He was on his last strand of breath when all of a sudden he fell to the floor and another person was being held in Ylaya's death grip. Zarkin couldn't believe his eyes, Ergolach was in her grip of death. Could this mean that Ylaya is here for Ergolach and not me? Went Zarkin's thoughts. But his dream didn't make it too far to see what happened because he woke with a sudden jump, he awoke from all the drunk idiots having a small party.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on November 21, 2010, 11:55:48 AM
Thorin

"I got lost... and sort of walked into it I guess" Thorin grinned as his soup and ale were placed in front of him, along with Aster's fish. Smells as delicious as last night. He spooned up a big mouthful of the soup and almost burnt his tongue. Which distracted him enough that Aster's question caught him off guard. "Are you visiting family here or are you lost too?" "Oh, well. I guess you could say I'm lost, in a sense. You see, I'm a smith by trade, but with no smithy or forge in one city. I keep my little movable forge and anvil in my cart and I travel from city to city as the work comes or goes. Today I'm here in Tyr Donian, tomorrow may find me on my way to Strata. Whichever way the road takes me."

"Galein! Galein! I need some more ale!" Thorin's head snapped over to the sound of the drunk's voice. He's awake already? The stupor he was, no, he IS in I'd have expected him to be in bed past noon! He turned back to Aster and his own food, and more pleasant thoughts.



Bwarth

As Bwarth was unceremoniously pushed into a stool, he heard Gapad telling him, "Just sit for a minute Bwarth, i'll get you your drink once you get a right mind on you."
"Bah! I need a refill for my flask as well! Slightly more quietly, and Gapad, what is with all these elves? Don't they have their own taverns they can go to, why they have to stink up ours?! The anger at the elves was more than obvious to anyone just looking at him as he said this.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on November 21, 2010, 12:23:55 PM
Kareesh glanced over at the loud dwarf. Her sognastheen eyes flashed as she heard the comment. He was sitting close enough that she could hear what he said, as well as smell the numerous scents which wafted from his body. She sat up a bit straighter. She had to keep her hand from going to her dagger. If she were in a dark alley with that dwarf....things would be different. Instead, her hand clentched the mug more tightly.

"Stink up the dwarves' taverns? I think this dwarf would stink the tavern up on his own without any help," she muttered. She gritted her teeth so she would not say anything else. She glanced about looking to see if her meal was done.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Phlegah Sphirn on November 21, 2010, 03:57:35 PM
Another trip shortly after her trip to Bardavos a short time ago. Phlegah would be pleased when she could return home to the Volkek-Oshra caverns under Ximax into her own room. And you wish that as well, don't you, Pai? she thought as she petted the rather chubby cat that was in her lap. The wain was headed for a dwarven city in Manthria Province of the United Kingdom, she had to get some new tools for herself, and she heard the dwarves out that way possibly made them better than the dwarves closer to Ximax. She also had some of her products to sell ... jewellry, trinkets, and other small items made of metals and inlaid with precious jewels of various kinds. With any luck, her visit to this dwarven city would prove as successful as her trip to Bardavos. After a rough bump in the road, Pai'Orin opened her eyes and let out a plaintive "meow" of protest.

"There's nothing I can do about that, Pai," Phlegah said to the cat, "we are on a wain, there are bumps in the road, we both need to deal with it."

The cat looked at Phlegah, unblinking, and a thought came to Phlegah's mind, that thought was food. With a smile, Phlegah reached into a pouch, one that usually held regeants but for the time being held food for Pai'Orin. She gave some of that to Pai'Orin, and the cat ate it before falling asleep. As time went on, Phlegah dozed off into sleep.

*****

The fact that the wain stopped woke Phlegah up. Pai'Orin was awake, though still in her lap, and Phlegah stroked the feline. Looking out of the wain, Pai'Orin could tell they had arrived at a dwarven settlement. Paying the wain driver, Phlegah moved Pai out of her lap and picked up her bag of clothes and the products she would be seeking to sell. Pai'Orin protested with another "meow", before finding a place that was out of the way and laid down again, watching Phlegah all the time.

Phlegah made to leave the wain, but Pai'Orin stayed where she was, watching the orc mageling, giving no indication that she was going to move. With a sigh, Phlegah turned and went back in and picked up her cat. Cradling Pai'Orin in her hands, Phlegah finally left the wain and asked for directions to a local tavern. Receiving directions to the Kann Kenruhnt, Phlegah followed the directions, her height of just over tow peds made her tower over the dwarves. Finally, she found her way to the tavern, raising her hood over her head. She knew that not all dwarves were as open minded about orcs as the Zirghurim Dwarves, and while the hood wouldn't cover her orcish features completely, it might be enough to allow her to speak prior to any arguments.

It was with her hooded robe up and Pai'Orin in her hands that Phlegah crossed to the bar, sitting in one of the barstools. After putting her bag on the ground in front of her stool, and Pai'Orin in her lap, she looked for a dwarf to serve her food.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on November 21, 2010, 04:02:57 PM
Aster was quietly eating, enjoying himself too, sending tid bits down for the dog, as you do when you can feel a drool patch forming on your leg, whilst your dog makes herself look poor and small. "Oh, well. I guess you could say I'm lost, in a sense. You see, I'm a smith by trade, but with no smithy or forge in one city. I keep my little movable forge and anvil in my cart and I travel from city to city as the work comes or goes. Today I'm here in Tyr Donian, tomorrow may find me on my way to Strata. Whichever way the road takes me." Thorin said, Aster was surprised he could drag himself away from the soup in front of him to say anything, with the way it smelt. The two dwarfs sat in peaceful eating slender when a very loud call came crashing through the room "Galein! Galein! I need some more ale!" Aster jumped at the sound, he felt Tiffan do the same, as he assumed most people in the Tavern did. 'Who is that?' he thought then it all clicked "Is the loud one back there the one you had the drinking contest with last night?" whilst he spoke he heard the door open again, and heavy footsteps clop through the tavern, Aster didn't take too much notice, but for some reason Tiffan did.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 21, 2010, 09:31:39 PM
"Aye, apple pie is an excellent idea," said Ergolach. Turning to Mallayn, he said "You are much more beautiful when you smile, madame. Mayhap you should smile more frequently... what do you think?"
"You flatter me, sir." Malllayn said, avoiding the question. "I thought I heard you playing your lute earlier. Do you know any ballads? Perhaps, to pass the time, we could entertain one another with our respective occupations."
And drop this line of inquiry, Mallayn thought worriedly. I do not wish to discuss the subject of my smile... or lack of it.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 22, 2010, 12:44:21 AM
Ergolach nods and then again pick up his lute from the chair.
"Aye," says he. "I know many a song about love, sorrow, bravery, hatred and so forth." He plays a random chord and smiles.

But which one should I play to touch her to the heart? Which one could make her think that I am a right soulful person?

Ergolach closes his eyes and starts to play a well known elvish ballad Már'géf. After quite a long prelude, he also starts to sing. There is a strange disparity between the beauty of the sounds of his lute and the flatness of his voice. The way he sings isn't downright ugly or infuriating but quite often he sings evidently wrong tones.

"O, Thae-ho-will, why did you take
our Qua-lane from the forest whole?
The birds of the Zee-fire-een bitterly weep;
Where shall we sing our songs?

The Aeran rose, the wanderer
above her beat its banks to clay.
The golden leaves were tossed and torn,
the beasts all hid their heads.

In Avénni-moggie's passion there
the wind and... waaaater... worked their will!
The bladed... rain that severed us
Gave You-for-him their home."

He stops singing, after being oddly uneasy with singing the words 'water' and 'rain' and plays a short intermezzo. He improvises a short melody and continues singing:

"O blessed land Call-it-arr-hay,
your streams and mosses sing to us.
O Qua-lane, wood of golden leaves,
so dear to elven hearts.

There My-hood Elven spread their crowns
And Clowny blossom pinkly fair,
the Idle-mire in glory grow,
their branches Avá's hymns.

And there the siss-nee feeds and runs,
the great-eyed white deer dance for joy,
round Vallaris and Dizzy's trunks.
The... river leaps with fish.

Bright fragment of a lovely wood
In Qua-lane, elven maiden sin.
In baián rich and emeralds green
she has deck'd herself for love."

He clears his throat while playing another improvised intermezzo and then sings the last refrain:

"O blessed land, Call-err-ah-hay,
your streams and mosses sing to us.
O Qua-lane, wood of golden leaves,
so dear to elven hearts."

He plays quite a long postlude and it's obvious that he enjoys just to pluck the strings. After that, he stands up and makes a bow while smiling quizzically.

What a joy! To sing an elven song in a dwarven inn, to charm a beautiful standoffish dame... aye, the life may be glorious. Sometimes.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 22, 2010, 02:17:04 AM
With her keys now in hand Ylaya quickly hooked them under her cloak out of sight...it was time to consider her options. Should she really give Zarkin a second chance or was he merely out here to get information, learn skills and look after himself, the latter was probably true? He has discarded me and now he is to be shunned she thought. Though without someone to steal from in the night she would have to earn some currency before the next night...was it worth paying a trip into town? Arrange to meet some contacts...no, the truth was it would have to wait till the morning market obviously.

There she had the best chance of hooking some contracts. Ha, she had seen it all before, the market buissness is there one day, one day a man makes a profit, the next he loses buissness to another. One thing leads to another, jeolously, competition, rivalry and then things get to the point where a rival is no longer desired and is better off dead. Yes, the market in the morning she thought.

Though what of tonight? The tavern was still full after all and...

...surely there was one who would rise to the occasion? Then in the noise of the tavern she heard the music and song of another...after listening to this for a while she put thought to this human...a potential lover?

Taking a glance round his table she saw that there was potential for competition. But that could merely be swept aside she thought smiling at the way he put such passion and energy into it. Committment, it was important.   Then after stopping he bowed and she jumped up still cloaked and made her way over to his table. Perhaps an introductory compliment? she thought as she tapped him on the back with her gloved hand.

"That was very sweet music..." she said to Ergolach in a soft tone almost in awe as she came from behind, her face now a little more visible under her cloak.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 22, 2010, 02:29:03 AM
Zarkin got up out of his seat and walked over to the bar and ordered an ale then went back to his seat in the dark corner. He saw Mallayan and Ergolach at the table he was just sitting at. So then he got up with his ale and walked back over to the seat where he had been sitting at with the two just in time to hear the start of Ergolach's beautiful lute song.

 I believe Ergolach is probably the only one to teach me how to play a lute. But he isn't willing enough, he said it was boring to teach and that must mean he thinks I'm boring Zarkin thought as he listened to Ergolach play the lute. Although he didn't know why he was playing a sort of a loving song. Ergolach had feeling for Mallayan? I can see why. She is of a lot of beautiful looks, but why would Ergolach show her emotion when he has only known her for a couple of hours? Zarkin had so many questions but none had an answer.

Zarkin smiled as Ergolach finished his song on the lute with a bow and a quizzical smile on his face. Zarkin never understood much of Ergolach. He was most likely to be a theif and never once let Zarkin have an answer to that insufferable question. Ergolach must have been hiding something but Zarkin never knew what. Best not get into his personal life without any talk of it first. Ergolach may be stubborn to me but I'm pretty sure he is a real nice person on the inside Went Zarkin's train of thought.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 22, 2010, 04:01:33 AM
Not long after he had asked for ideas, Ridgen noticed that yet another elf has entered the tavern. A few blinks later, an extremely loud dwarf came down the stairs that Jenna had earlier emerged from - Ridgen supposed that it lead to the rooms.

"Galein! Galein! I need more ale!" Shouted the dwarf. It was more than clear that he is drunk. Soon, though, came a comment that was entirely unexpected - and downright rude. "Bah! I need to refill my flask as well! And what's with all these elves?! Don't they have their own taverns to go to, instead of stinking up ours?"

Ridgen muttered an 'excuse me' to Leif before turning around to face the dwarf, setting a stare on him that has the nilhillismic qualities of a Kasumarii intent on murder. His pupils faded into view, dark and void-like. But just as he was about to open his mouth to speak, another patron entered the tavern - this one was an orc. Again, Ridgen tried to speak out, but he was interrupted by the song that the bard had played. He waited for the bard to finish, before focusing a murderous gaze on the loud dwarf once more.

"Oh yes, we 'stink up your tavern' indeed!" Ridgen shouted over, sarcasm clear in his voice. "It's a curious thing how such a foul comment is delivered by a person who looks and smells equally foul!" Again, his eyes fixed upon the dwarf with the same nilhillismic stare. For good measure, he caused the influence of chaos in the water Ounia present in the dwarf to rise with alarming speed. That would give the dwarf quite a fright.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 22, 2010, 04:39:47 AM
Ergolach turns to Ylaya with surprise in his eyes but quite quickly he changes his expression to delighted but also a little bit careless smile.

Let us see what kind of relaxation can I get from this beauteous 'assassin' lady although 'tis a rather pointless question. She seems to be interested and I can tell that she might be also interested in something bodily.

"Thank you, madame," answers he softly Ylaya's compliment. "And please, let me introduce myself. I am known as Ergolach the Stallion." 'Twas not that clever after all but hopefully it does not matter. This game shall be quite easy as she came to me by herself. Mayhap e'en too easy but the price is too tempting to throw it away. As for Mallayn, I can be lucky enough to debauch her after.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 22, 2010, 04:58:19 AM
Zarkin truned his attention away from Ergolach and over to Mallayan. "Excuse me Mallayan but may I get you something to drink?" asked Zarkin. "It seems as though Ergolach has tunred his full attention to Ylaya" whispered Zarkin to Mallayan. "Let us see how far he can get with Ylaya" Zarkin whispered again.

Does he really think she is going to take him. He would have a better chance with Mallayan than anyother person here that he knew! Zarkin said in his head. But then again if he leaves then that means he will be sa rude as I was, just leaving like I did. Crushing his hopes with Mallayan, not that I even care anyway, but that is not a single way to treat a woman as fine and as beautiful as Mallayan. I want to see how far Ylaya can lure Ergolach into her ways of tricks, surely he thinks he wont fall for it but I'll be the judge of that one!

"Well Ergolach, seems you have met with Ylaya. She seems to be very attracted to you" Zarkin said in a laugh but then stopped as soon as he knew Ylaya would give him a crappy look, or possibly gut him like a fish. "Sorry for that little rude sentence, it seems I lost my manners there for a little bit" Zarkin said as he took a sip of his ale.

Ylaya must be trying to get me jelous! As if she tried hard enough I wouldn't care, she will be playing with Ergolach's mind as much as she did mine. There must be something wrong with Ylaya, she is an assassin, not an assassin of love and emotions. Although if she was she would probably not even be an assassin as much as a coward to kill as she does now. But even with her being an assassin she is pretty beautiful, she could be playing with Ergolach's mind right now and he wouldn't even know a thing was happening trailed Zarkin's thoughts.

This is crazy Zarkin just stay out of Ylaya's way and you won't be assassinated came the voice in Zarkin's head. If you mess up now Zarkin, your a total dead man, you'll be sleeping with every single person Ylaya has ever killed, so don't mess up again! As much as Zarkin hated hearing this voice in his head, he would just love to take Ergolach's spot and kick Ylaya out of the tavern as fast as he could.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 22, 2010, 05:44:47 AM
Ylaya simply ignored Zarkin, he was unimportant, meant nothing...an attention seeker if that and one that would end up dead if he interrupted her fun anymore than he already had. To refinforce this message she sent him a dirty look with eyes sharp and glaring in Zarkin's direction. This continued for little more than a second before easing up and she returned to the musician she stood right next to.

"A stallion?" she said slowly in an erotic and intrigued fashion. Then as she gazed at him she saw there was a little space left on the table.

"May I take a seat Stallion?" she said placing her hand on his shoulder. Her nails then tapped on his shoulder one by one prompting him to shove over and let her sit there.

If your not getting hot under the collar yet...you soon will be she thought.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 22, 2010, 06:57:58 AM
Aye, Zarkin Spoiler, she seems to be attracted to me. But it does not mean that you have to set Mallayn 'gainst me, says Ergolach to himself. However, he responses to Zarkin's remark with a brief smile only.

"Are you going to reveal me your name, madame?" asks he Ylaya instead of letting her take a seat. Then he gently takes her hand from his shoulder and holds it for a moment.
She seems to be overly focused. And another bad thing is that she is taller than me... but still, there are much more advantages.
Ergolach lets Ylaya's hand slip and looks at her face or, better to say, tries to investigate how does her face look like as he doesn't see much of it because of the hood.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 22, 2010, 07:36:17 AM
"Oh, how rude of me...my name is Ylaya." she said taking a look around the bar seeing if there were any other options avaliable if this went no where. An unlucky night...only fat smelly dwarves it seemed...

"And I must say I found your music very passionate...very." she continued prompting him to let her take a seat with her second compliment. She then thought for a moment. Was it worth revealing her face?

"Though it seems you are unaccustomed to hoods?" she asked rhetorically before making the move.

Maybe a little would be enough persuasion and she pulled back her hood a touch showing her beautiful white hair, fair skin and lips. Her eyes narrowed as her dark eyes attempted to draw him in.  

"Well...does that satisfy you that I am no ogre?" she said with a cheery giggle to couple it. Her long ears just visible at the back popping up.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 22, 2010, 08:34:52 AM
"Thank you, Ylaya," says Ergolach with a smile when she talks about his music again. When she pulls back her hood and makes the joke, he laughs a little bit.

"I did not doubt about your beauty," says he after a moment. "I am sure that my companions here shall be glad to welcome you at our table." He turns to Zarkin and Mallayn as if he wanted to ask them but he turns back to Ylaya quickly enough to show that he in fact isn't interested in what they think at the moment.

He sits back to his chair, leans his lute on it and makes a gesture to show Ylaya that she may sit on the chair which was occupied by the lute before.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Pai'Orin on November 22, 2010, 10:23:43 AM
Pai'Orin really didn't like that creature on the round things that took her from her den to this place. In fact, she didn't really like this place much either. The sun was too bright and Pai'Orin was feeling hot. If it wasn't for her servant, the one who had made this sparkly thing she wore around her neck, Pai'Orin would have stayed back in her home. But, her servant needed watching, and so Pai'Orin was pleased to put herself out to watch her servant so that she remained well fed and continuously patted. Pai'Orin was not a dumb cat, after all, she was fat, but she was far from dumb. She worked out that the correct image in the mind of her servant would see to it that she got food, and sure enough, it worked ... her servant reached one of her front paws into something and pulled out something for Pai'Orin to eat. Now that the creature with the round legs had stopped, her servant stood up and cradled Pai'Orin in her front legs and against her tummy.

Pai'Orin looked around as she was carried, most of animals here looked something like her servant but most of them were shorter and had fur on their faces. Her servant entered a den, much like the one back home, only this one had more of the short two legs in it with the beards, and there was an awful smell that assaulted Pai'Orin's dainty nose. It was a smell that she didn't like much. She struggled against her servant, but the servant continued on into this den, until her servant sat down on a creature with four legs. Pai'Orin looked around, and the two legs in here wer emaking a lot of noise. Pai'Orin closed her eyes, stretched out on her servant's lap and tried to get a cat nap... one could never get enough of those, Pai'Orin decided, besides it gave her something to do between meals.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on November 22, 2010, 10:31:36 AM
Thorin

As Thorin spooned soup into his mouth at a fairly steady rhythm, his thoughts of a similar soup his mother once made him were interrupted. "Is the loud one back there the one you had the drinking contest with last night?" Thorin glanced up at Aster before leaning back a bit to answer. "Aye, that be him. He's a drunk, a slob, and a downright disgrace to our people! He's got it in his head that I'm somehow trying to make him look bad, which he does well enough on his own, and he won't let me be. So last night I said to him, 'Do I have ta beat ye at yer own game for ye ta finally give me some peace!' And he never backs down from a contest, so we started drinking. After a few hours of insulting and name calling, it finally came to blows. But he still won't leave me be. I saw him glancing over here before. It probably won't be too long before he comes over and makes himself more know." Thorin shook his head at the thought of that, remembering how hard he had to clock Bwarth before he went down. "It's not something I'm proud of, but it happened. And now I have ta live with it." Thorin was so intent on his thoughts, he did not notice the newcomer to the tavern, nor her unique features.



Bwarth

As Bwarth was grumbling about not getting his ale right away, he heard some bard or other playing a song. "Bah! Elvish rubbish..." He rubbed at his nose and reached for a drink that was not yet there. "Oh yes, we 'stink up your tavern' indeed! It's a curious thing how such a foul comment is delivered by a person who looks and smells equally foul!"  Bwarth's head slowly turned towards the speaker, completely ignoring the deadly glare from the other elfess at the bar. He stared right at the elf, in spite of a sudden feeling of something, maybe fear. He wasn't quite sure himself, but his voice was a bit shaky nevertheless. "Aye, I smell! But I smell of the earth! Of the good dirt and ground beneath ya! Not of yer silly flowers or yer 'perfumes'!" To top off his list of "comebacks" he spat at the feet of the elf in front of him and gave him a good glare back. Let's see how that elf boy likes that!


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 22, 2010, 11:48:46 AM
"Excuse me, Mallayn, but may I get you something to drink?" asked Zarkin. "It seems as though Ergolach has tunred his full attention to Ylaya" he whispered."Let us see how far he can get with her."
"And why should I care?" asked Mallayn indignantly. "It is his prerogative to spend his time in the fashion that seems best to him. You, on the other hand, seem to take an unhealthy interest in the doings of others. Mayhap you are jealous that you wasted your only chance with her?"
She turned her focus outward. One of the dwarves in the tavern seemed to be getting unusually loud. His tirade culminated in an insult to the elvish guests, which prompted the gentle-elf in the corner to rebuke him for his rudeness. He appeared to subside after that, although Mallayn was concerned that he had not cooled down, but only returned to a simmer...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 22, 2010, 11:56:17 AM
"And why should I care?" asked Mallayn indignantly. "It is his prerogative to spend his time in the fashion that seems best to him. You, on the other hand, seem to take an unhealthy interest in the doings of others. Mayhap you are jealous that you wasted your only chance with her?"

 "Oh" Zarkin said with a look of sadness in his eyes. He looked at the table then got the courage to say "But again I ask, as for you Ergolach and Ylaya, may I get any of you something to drink? The best I can do is pay for it all myself" Zarkin said in response to Mallayn.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on November 22, 2010, 12:11:24 PM
Kareesh slammed her mug down upon the counter as she stood up. Enough was enough. Perfume!? Who or what did this dwarf think elves were? She took a step towards the dwarf, hoping to catch his attention. Her sognastheen eyes flashed angerly.

"Sir Dwarf," she said in a clear voice. "I do not know what you speak of when you talk about elves smelling like perfume. For me, that makes me think you think we elves are lazy and are quite timid. I assure you, that is not the case. My parents were fishermen, from the port of Naurooth. They worked hard to provide for me. They went out in weather that wasn't good for sailing, because the fishing had been so poor. And you know what happened to them?"

Kareesh stepped closer to the dwarf who had been the one to provoke her. Strands of her charcoal-dyed hair fell into her face, but her anger blinded her to anyone or anything other than the hapless dwarf. Her hands curled into fists as a snarl formed upon her face. Her next statement was spoken in a harsh growl.

"They died. Now, tell me again what you think of elves?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 22, 2010, 01:22:46 PM
Mallayn relented. He seemed to mean well, he just wasn't very polished--plainspoken, she supposed he would be called.
"Yes, Zarkin." she replied, a hint of warmth touching her voice. "I would like a Hearthberry juice, an it please you."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 22, 2010, 02:30:49 PM
Ridgen identified the quiver in the dwarf's voice immediately. "Aye, I smell! But I smell of the earth! Of the good dirt and ground beneath ya! Not of yer silly flowers or yer 'perfumes'!" Wait a second - PERFUMES?! Who was he to think that elves smell of PERFUMES?! This dwarf is ridiculous! Ridgen refocused his stare at the dwarf. Again, he willed the influence of chaos higher. And again, he opened his mouth to speak - just to be interrupted by the banging of a mug on the counter and the angry voice of another elf.

"Sir Dwarf. I do not know what you speak of when you talk about elves smelling like perfume. For me, that makes me think you think we elves are lazy and are quite timid. I assure you, that is not the case. My parents were fishermen, from the port of Naurooth. They worked hard to provide for me. They went out in weather that wasn't good for sailing, because the fishing had been so poor. And you know what happened to them?" The elfess said, and took a step closer towards the offending dwarf, before growling out, "They died. Now, tell me again what you think of elves?"

Bravo. Ridgen simply couldn't've put it any better. That was bound to crush the dwarf's stubbornness. Now, to finish him off. "Don't get us wrong. We believe that you dwarves are a very respectable race. It is a shame, though, that you," Ridgen pointed his finger at the offending dwarf, "should taint the name of your race like this. The least you can do now is to answer the lady's question."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on November 22, 2010, 03:10:50 PM
"Aye, that be him. He's a drunk, a slob, and a downright disgrace to our people! He's got it in his head that I'm somehow trying to make him look bad, which he does well enough on his own, and he won't let me be. So last night I said to him, 'Do I have ta beat ye at yer own game for ye ta finally give me some peace!' And he never backs down from a contest, so we started drinking. After a few hours of insulting and name calling, it finally came to blows. But he still won't leave me be. I saw him glancing over here before. It probably won't be too long before he comes over and makes himself more know. It's not something I'm proud of, but it happened. And now I have ta live with it." Aster thought about this, there was nothing he could say to that, so he ate some more fish.

Tiffan started growling, not a growl that was to protect somebody, just one she used when she saw a rabbit 'what is going on with you' thought Aster


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 23, 2010, 04:20:12 AM
Finally he let her sit down and she smiled as she took a seat next to him crossing her legs under the table. Then things moved pretty quickly and Zarkin offered to buy some drinks. Though would she be lowering herself if she accepted his offer? No, besides if he was not there who knows what she and Ergolach could get up to. Her mind was thinking of all manner of things as she glanced at Eroglach biting her lip lower lip. She then turned back to Zarkin who seemed to be waiting on her order.

"How kind..." she said to Zarkin softly.

"...I think I'll have a Hearthberry juice also" she said as she sent him a deceptive smile. It would take some time to order the drinks, maybe a few minutes...but that was all the time she needed to hook Ergolach. Her hands may have been on her thighs for the moment...but attraction and effection had minds of there own.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 23, 2010, 05:46:43 AM
Zarkin got up and walked to the bar and bought two Hearthberry juices and one ale, since Ergolach hadn't had one in a while as he said. Zarkin stood there for about five minutes before he got the drinks. He walked back to the table and sat down giving the ladies their drinks then handing Ergolach his ale.

Ylaya is up to something. She thinks I'm pretty stupid, but I'm not that stupid Zarkin thought as he didn't look at Ylaya.

"So tell us Ylaya, you seem to be full of wonderful things. Would you mind telling us why your here?" Zarkin asked being serious.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 23, 2010, 05:57:23 AM
"The company..." she replied with a smile under her heavy hood as under the table her left gloved hand moved over from her thigh to that of Ergolach's. She laid it there gently...atleast she had to show her interest.

"...what else?" she added in a snide manner. Of course the only one this snide tone was directed at out of them on the table was Zarkin, again he pushed his luck. What was she to do? Hold a blade to his nether regions under the table to stop him from asking minor questions extremely inappropriately.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 23, 2010, 06:08:04 AM
"Alright Ylaya I'm tired of playing nice! I know your an assassin although nobody else knows. But I want you out of my sight. I don't care how rude I am, I want you to leave. Take Ergolach, I don't care what you do, just leave my sight and we wont have a problem" Zarkin said with such an angry tone he forgot that Mallayn and Ergolach were right there.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 23, 2010, 06:14:00 AM
What a fool...

Now Ylaya knew exactly what to do and she looked down very sad and sighed. She was trying to look somewhat sad, distressed and panicked all at the same time. She could not have wrote it more perfectly...the fool had lost his temper and now he would lose his friends.

"How can you say such things?"
said Ylaya as she fell to Ergolach's side on the table and pretended to let a few tears go under her hood. She was playing the innocent one and playing the part extremely well.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on November 23, 2010, 07:05:25 AM
Galein

Galein put the freshly roasted taenish onto a large plate. She humbled quietly to herself as she sliced up some weeproots and caroots and spread them around the taenish. She then put a knife and fork on the plate and carried it out of the kitchen.

Walking out, all Galein heard was Bwarth saying, "Aye, I smell! But I smell of the earth! Of the good dirt and ground beneath ya! Not of yer silly flowers or yer 'perfumes'!" Before she could say anything an elf sitting next to the bar stood up and said, "Sir Dwarf. I do not know what you speak of when you talk about elves smelling like perfume. For me, that makes me think you think we elves are lazy and are quite timid. I assure you, that is not the case. My parents were fishermen, from the port of Naurooth. They worked hard to provide for me. They went out in weather that wasn't good for sailing, because the fishing had been so poor. And you know what happened to them? They died. Now, tell me again what you think of elves?"

Another elf across the room added in, "Don't get us wrong. We believe that you dwarves are a very respectable race. It is a shame, though, that you, should taint the name of your race like this. The least you can do now is to answer the lady's question."

Before anyone else could speak, Galein quickly interjected. She spoke with a calm, serious tone that Bwarth has heard several times. "Kophoe. Bwarth, you will answer her question and then say no more. They have every much a right to be here as you do. Tyr Donian is a trading post and you must expect other races to be here. End your rudeness and keep to yourself." Galein's voice wasn't loud, but it was in contrast with the rest of the voices. It wasn't full of laughter as it normally was. Hopefully Bwarth knew better than to continue this arguement.

Galein set the plate of taenish next to the mug. The elf was no longer in her seat, still standing close to Bwarth. 'Let him feel uncomfortable. He deserves it.' she thought.


Hragnúr

For once Jynee was calm throughout the morning. Hragnúr ate breakfast with her and then just sat and talked soothingly to her mother. It was times like this that she thought back through her past. Through the travels she went with her mother, and how she came to be at this place.

She was so zoned out that she didn't even notice how long she sat there in silence, thinking. She collected the dirty dishes, and took her mothers hand. "I'll be back to check on you in a little while." she said, squeezing her mother's hand slightly.

Walking down the stairs, she arrived just in time to hear Galein speak.
'What has that fool got himself into now.' She continued down the stairs to see an elf standing very close to Bwarth with hatred in her eyes. Hragúr quickened her pace and set the dishes in the sink at the back of the kitchen, then walked back out. Keeping her eyes on the elf and Bwarth both, she took the stool right behind Bwarth.

Both he and Hragnúr knew that she could restrain him, especially in his drunken stupor, though it wouldn't be the first time he has tried something while under the influence of ale. Hragnúr was more worried about what the elf could do. She had the look about her that she knew how to fight. 'You can always tell who has fought and who hasn't, Hragnúr thought. 'This one has the look of someone who has fought quite a bit. All I can see in her eyes is darkness and seriousness.'


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on November 23, 2010, 12:47:35 PM
Thorin

As Thorin and Aster sat at their table, enjoying their food and ignoring Bwarth's little incident, he noticed Tiffan's increased growling. "What could have that dog on edge? It sounds like it see or smells something it hates." Voicing his opinion, "Um, Aster. I don't mean ta be rude, but it seems yer dog has a problem with something here. It might be better if we went out ta the stable to check up on Greg and get some fresh air." Finally glancing over towards the bar where Bwarth was standing, "It seems something ugly might happen, and I'd rather not be here if it does."



Bwarth

A slam on the counter brought Bwarth's attention away from the elf long enough that he finally realized the other elf had just begun to berate him. "Sir Dwarf," she said clearly enough for even him to understand. "I do not know what you speak of when you talk about elves smelling like perfume. For me, that makes me think you think we elves are lazy and are quite timid. I assure you, that is not the case. My parents were fishermen, from the port of Naurooth. They worked hard to provide for me. They went out in weather that wasn't good for sailing, because the fishing had been so poor. And you know what happened to them? They died. Now, tell me again what you think of elves?" As she had been saying this she had taken several steps as was standing right in front of him. Well she's a feisty one, and probably used to not being talked about so honestly!

But before he could open his mouth to speak the other elf piped in, "Don't get us wrong. We believe that you dwarves are a very respectable race. It is a shame, though, that you, should taint the name of your race like this. The least you can do now is to answer the lady's question." Bwarth just glared at the finger that was pointing right back at him. But he glared with an increasingly unnatural amount of fear than he was unaccustomed to feel.

Just as he was about to open his mouth and go on a rant about the considerably large egos of elves and how they flaunt their perceived higher status, Galein stopped him dead in his tracks. "Kophoe. Bwarth, you will answer her question and then say no more. They have every much a right to be here as you do. Tyr Donian is a trading post and you must expect other races to be here. End your rudeness and keep to yourself." He had heard Galein use that voice before, some would say too often, but every time it always ended poorly for Bwarth. He stammered something about it not being right, but Hragnúr had just sat down behind him and he knew where this was going. He sighed and turned towards the elfess, "I still don't like yer kind, never have and never will. But I do admit yer parents do sound more fit to live than most elves. Does that suffice Galein?" He added a sneer to the last bit as he picked his flask up and stalked over to a corner table to be away from the almost catastrophe he had caused.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 23, 2010, 02:18:50 PM
The dwarf was about to shout out a comeback, as it was clear to see. Probably another stereotypical comment about the common misconceptions around the elves. But before the dwarf could say (or shout) another word, another dwarf - the first one he had met, to be exact, probably the one known as Galein - stepped in and said something in a voice so stern it stopped the loud dwarf in his tracks. The offending dwarf gave an audible sigh and apologised - somewhat - to the elfess. "I still don't like yer kind, never have and never will. But I do admit yer parents do sound more fit to live than most elves. Does that suffice Galein?" He sneered the last few words and walked away from the commotion. Ridgen figured he'd let the chaotic level drop to its original value now. He turned back to Leif.

"I apologise for that little verbal fight that just took place. I hope you understand," Ridgen said. The tone in his voice changed noticeably when he added, "So, any ideas?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Leif Terskun on November 23, 2010, 03:56:25 PM
As Ridgen turned back to him after the rather heated argument, Leif was smiling as broadly as he ever did. He had been very amused by the loud and angry insult passing across the tavern, and now opened his mouth to answer Ridgen.

"On the contrary, I'm sorry that I didn't get involved. It was just so fun to watch, and the lady dwarf made him shut up too soon. I'd rather you passed insults than blows, and more than anything I'd rather I could take part. There's nothing an orator needs more than that thrill, and the dwarf you were arguing with seemed particularly obnoxious. If there's one thing I loathe, it's prejudice. But, to business, shall we? You say that you want to - no, have to - sneak through a Kar'ii port in order to return to Cyhalloi, your home. We know that there's no way you know more about stealth than the Kar'ii, and that they should catch you in their sleep if you do all that muddy crawling along the floor until you bump into a boot which belongs to someone holding a very big knife.

"However, their greatest strength should also be their weak spot. Because we know this, and so do they. Because of this, they won't catch anyone who they couldn't catch in their sleep, because they won't expect that. Suddenly, our goal of making you good enough to sneak past an army of Kar'ii - impossible - becomes that of making you good enough to sneak past an army of sleeping Kar'ii - not easy, but by Grothar it's easier than the former.

"So, which of the people here did you say was an assassin? That one at the bar? Or is it the one who sat down with Bard Gallant over there?"

Leif reached out and took his sandwich, masticating slowly and savouring every delicious mouthful. A three san complimentary charge wasn't enough, you stingy - what? What did he always use to call me? "You -" what?

Now I'm forgetting him. I promised I'd never do that. I need to go back to Marcogg. But first I need to help Ridgen. My past can remain that, for a time at least.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on November 23, 2010, 04:03:40 PM
"Um, Aster. I don't mean ta be rude, but it seems yer dog has a problem with something here. It might be better if we went out ta the stable to check up on Greg and get some fresh air. It seems something ugly might happen, and I'd rather not be here if it does."  Aster thought about this, 'What is up with you girl' his descision was made for him when she growled again, "Yes I think some fresh air would be good" he slipped out a lead from his belt and tied it to the dog's neck, "besides I have to make sure that Hero hasn't done anything"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 23, 2010, 05:06:53 PM
Ridgen was rather surprised by Leif's answer. Back then, he was apologizing for the fight, but now he only discovered that Leif ENJOYED it. Well, the fact that Ridgen 'cheated' through means of magic should actually be kept secret. He let his pupils fade back to their usual msty gray colour. Leif's continuing voice snapped Ridgen back to the present.

However, their greatest strength should also be their weak spot. Because we know this, and so do they. Because of this, they won't catch anyone who they couldn't catch in their sleep, because they won't expect that. Suddenly, our goal of making you good enough to sneak past an army of Kar'ii - impossible - becomes that of making you good enough to sneak past an army of sleeping Kar'ii - not easy, but by Grothar it's easier than the former. So, which of the people here did you say was an assassin? That one at the bar? Or is it the one who sat down with Bard Gallant over there?" Leif had a dislike for bards, Ridgen noted. His gaze flew over to the elfess that Leif had indicated - sure enough, she was also an assassin. Ridgen fought back a wave of nausea - desperately hoping that Leif hadn't noticed it. Ridgen tried to mask it off by responding to the question.

"I referred to the one over down with the bard over there. Although..." Ridgen's gaze snapped back to Leif, somewhat slowly. "You were right in thinking that there was an assassin at the bar. So what was your plan?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 23, 2010, 09:50:17 PM
Ergolach doesn't pay much attention to the little "racial" confilct in the inn as he is firstly quite used to such things and secondly not interested about things that don't involve him.

When Zarkin gets up and goes for something to drink, Ergolach doesn't say anything as he is just waiting for his artwine... then he says calmly, to both Mallayn and Ylaya but partly also only for himself: "What a weird fellow is this Zarkin Talker..."

After a short time, Zarkin comes back with two juices and an ale. Oh, do I have to drink this? Well, why not - 'tis free. "Thank you very much, my friend." Ergolach is visibly annoyed when Zarkin starts to speak to Ylaya. When he insults Ylaya openly, Ergolach says to himself: And here we have his tedious suspicions again. And mayhap I should defend Ylaya to get some more points in this game.

Ergolach clears his throat and then speaks in quiet but exasperated tone: "Dear Zarkin Driveler, I would be verily delighted if you did not speak to Ylaya in such a manner... and I would also like to warn you. Mayhap I do not look dangerous or strong but I do know how to slosh e'en such a huge man as yourself. If you shall continue to behave like a bawdy bampot, I might lose my temper."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 24, 2010, 12:36:43 AM
"Ergolach I'm very sorry for the displeasure I have gave you" Zarkin said with a serious tone of voice and a face looking as serious as his voice. "And Ylaya I am also sorry for the sadness that I have brought to y...." Zarkin paused as he stared at Ylaya. "....Ylaya if you were actually crying why isn't your face streamed with tears?" Zarkin brought up a good point.

She is so sly! How could I have been so stupid! ran Zarkin's thoughts.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 24, 2010, 08:14:06 AM
"Because I'm no weak bride that needs rescueing..." said Ylaya making it clear she could defend herself and that she was not going to be pushed around by this little man. To add to this comment she sent him a "thousand mile" stare.

"...and if you hate being in the presence of me and Ergolach so much, why don't YOU leave?" she said as she took a sip of the drink he had just brought her. She then gave him a childish smile.

Maybe I kill this one
she thought to herself as one of her hands touched the hilt of her jagged blade weaponary under her cloak. Of course she wouldn't do it now.

Maybe later.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 24, 2010, 01:18:04 PM
Mallayn could not take this anymore. The discussion at this table was growing increasingly... well, boring.
Not only was she excluded, it basically consisted of Ylaya manipulating both the men into greater and greater jealousy and hostility. It was time for a change.
"If you all don't mind, I think I will go see what other conversation is to be had." she stated, not really caring either way. "I would like to thank you, Zarkin, for the drink, and Ergolach, for the lovely music. Farewell."
Mallayn stood and scanned the tavern once more. One dwarf had just gotten up and appeared to be leaving; most of the others did not seem as though they would not welcome an addition to their group. The elf at the bar, she decided, and quickly put her thought into action.
"Excuse me, ma'am, but I feel that I am no longer welcome at my table. May I join you here and perhaps converse?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Phlegah Sphirn on November 24, 2010, 10:51:32 PM
Phlegah was starting to feel her anger rise. Was she invisible? Did these dwarf waiters and waitresses not see her? She thought that the fact that she was at the bar probably would have given away the fact that she was wanting something to drink, but apparently it didn't. Maybe the suggestions she heard from her friends among the Zirghurim Dwarves about this place wasn't correct, these dwarves weren't friendly to outsiders. Phlegah saw Pai'Orin look up at her, it seemed the cat really was in tune with her feelings. Pai'Orin began to rub herself against Phlegah and the mageling felt her emotions return to normal almost immediately. Phlegah wasn't sure, but it was possible that Pai'Orin blinked at her at that point, almost saying, 'just as well I watch you', to the Volkek-Oshra. Phlegah laughed at that, a deep throated laugh, melodic in its own way, though definitely not a standard female sound, probably more akin to a male voice as opposed to a female voice. The voice was at odds with the feminine curves that could be seen even through the robes that Phlegah was wearing, so she was clearly a female, and not a male.

Phlegah heard the growling dog in the tavern and sighed ... Pai'Orin would be trying her disappearing trick ... sure enough Pai'Orin managed to bury her way through the robes that the mageling was wearing and was now purring in there. Phlegah spoke in a voice that was clearly female, but deeper than that of most females, "I'm looking for a smith. Specifically a Thorin Broadfist. Would he be in here at the moment. I have a job I need to get done and I'm willing to pay well for it."

If that didn't work, she'd head out of here and go elsewhere, maybe even back to Bardavos ... at least there the staff behind the counter knew how to serve drinks!


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on November 25, 2010, 05:42:25 AM
Gapad

Gapad was watching the argument intently. She knew what problems Bwarth could cause and hoped it was diverted. As he stormed off to a corner of the room, she became aware of her surroundings. Right beside her at the bar was an orc! Gapad jumped a little at the sight, startled by the sudden appearance of somethings she wasn't expecting.'How long has it been standing there?' she thought. She couldn't tell whether it was a male or female orc, but it seemed peaceful, and even had a pet cat sitting on its lap.

It spoke in a deep voice, though not as deep as a male, saying, "I'm looking for a smith. Specifically a Thorin Broadfist. Would he be in here at the moment. I have a job I need to get done and I'm willing to pay well for it."

Gapad put on a smile and said, "Thorin is here somewhere..." she paused as she looked around the room. "Ah! Right over there. Would you like a drink to go join them with?" She asked as she pointed toward Thorin.


Galein

Galein sighed as she watched Bwarth move to a corner of the room. She turned to the elfess and said, "Sorry, he is hardly ever sober. I hope the food makes up for any problems he caused with you. I'll just have Bwarth pay for it later, so no cost to you." Giving a apologetic smile she set the coins back on the counter next to the mug of ale.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 26, 2010, 10:51:27 AM
 "Ylaya and Ergolach, I do not wish to converse with you two for the rest of the day, and Ylaya I noticed that your hand is on your small dagger, if you even pull it out of its sheith I will call the guards" Zarkin said with frustration as he got up and purposly knocked over Ylaya's drink as it splattered all over her. "Oops, clumsy me" Zarkin said walking over to the bar.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 26, 2010, 08:08:10 PM
Finally he would leave them thought Ylaya as he spoke...

"Ylaya and Ergolach, I do not wish to converse with you two for the rest of the day, and Ylaya I noticed that your hand is on your small dagger, if you even pull it out of its sheith I will call the guards"

...and how did he notice that? she wondered as her hand left the hilt of her blade under her cloak. Ha, as if I would use it hear anyway she thought as he frustratingly got up off the table. Suddenly Ylaya's drink spilled over the table, the liquid splashing and running off the edge over her cloak and legs underneath.

What? How dare he do that she thought as she stood up immediately looking down at the mess that bastard had just caused. Her mouth opened in shock and anger before she held her wet cloak up and sent a scowl in Zarkin's general direction. He dare to defile an assassin... she thought.

...well he will pay for this with this life she concluded sitting back down and cross her legs and arms...though she had to keep her composure, there was still Ergolach sitting next to her.

"Such a rude person..." she said

"...look at the mess he has caused." she added looking down seeing the ale stains everywhere. She then gathered herself up and looked at Ergolach.

"You want to get out this place..." she said as she produced the keys to the room she had purchased not too long ago.

"...let's not let that thug get any satisfaction from this" she added as she took his hand.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 28, 2010, 02:07:53 AM
When Mallayn stands up to leave, Ergolach shrugs his shoulders, smiles at her and says: "Well, madame, I hope to talk to you again." After that he shortly looks at Ylaya to see if there are some signs of jealousy on her face. This really starts to get boring. Zarkin's drivel is no longer amusing and...
Ergolach yawns and looks at Mallayn as he wants to let Zarkin and Ylaya quarrel without his participation. However, there is a moment which catches Ergolach's attention. A dagger? Very interesting indeed. But 'tis mayhap also a reason to be afraid. But how did he notice that? It does not seem to be just another symptom of his dull paranoia. After a few moments, Zarkin stands up and knocks over Ylaya's glass. As he is leaving, Ergolach shouts to him: "I thought you were a better man, Zarkin Talker!" Then he turns to Ylaya and says: "He is nothing but an artless codpiece. Do not think about him." He smiles but he doesn't try to help Ylaya in any way. Then Ylaya takes out the key and speaks...

It seems a little bit that 'tis her who is a winner in this game. I do not know why. She seems to be quite powerful and it looks like she is going to get what she wants. 'Tis of course good... as long as 'tis the same thing that I want to get. She is too strong, there is power in her eyes. Power is always dangerous. But 'tis impossible to be afraid of danger with a sensuous touch. I have to follow her guardedly, iwis.

He gently caresses Ylaya's hand and says: "Aye, let us go."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 28, 2010, 05:47:36 AM
Ylaya's felt his hand caress hers and her partially seen face displayed a playful smile as he gave his response...the response was what she wanted. Now she had leave to let desire and passion run away freely with her newest companion and her eyes glanced at him with intent to make this a devilishly pleasurable experience. With haste, not wanting to lose the mood, she took his hand and she led him through the door to the stairs and then sent him up the stairs.

I wonder how he will react when he sees me without this old cloak. she wondered with excitement.

As Ergolach plodded up the stairs she sent a glance around the tavern...she had got what she wanted...that was all that mattered. She then shut the door and almost danced up the stairs towards her room. As she met the top of the stairs he turned to face her. Her hands with delicacy then went either side of his shoulders and she manoeuvred him to the door almost slamming him against it...this was furious passion. Whilst delivering a kiss to his lips with his head against the door one of her hands descended to put the key in the lock. It clicked as their lips parted.

"So, have you ever…laid your eyes on an elf before my budding…strong…musician" she said alluringly as she slowly manoeuvred him through the entrance into her bedroom.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on November 28, 2010, 08:24:35 AM
Jynée

Jynée woke with a start as there was a very loud thump on the wall. She glanced around the room looking for the source. When she saw nothing she started to mumble to herself. "Wha' nos' lud nos' Wha' was nos'?" she said quietly at first. Then she kept repeating it, getting louder with each repetition. Soon she was yelling at the top of her lungs.

She stumbled out of the bed and tried to walk to the door. She stumbled halfway there and fell into a chair. "Hragúr!," she yelled, "Lud nos'!"


Hragnúr

Hragnúr sighed as she watch Bwarth sulking in the corner. She glanced around the room, watching as a cloaked figure walked up the stairs with a man. Everyone else around the room was enjoying themselves. She turned back to Galein and right as she was about to speak she heard a voice from upstairs becoming louder and louder. "Wha' nos' lud nos' Wha' was nos'?"

She knew who it was and starting running up the stairs as the voice became louder. She saw a door close, but that wasn't where she was heading. She went straight to her mother's room. Hragnúr had her hand on the door when she heard the scrap of a chair and then,"Hragúr! Lud nos'!"

Hragnúr rushed into the room, already speaking soothing words. She didn't know what she was saying, nor did she really care. She knew the sound was all that mattered to her mother.


Galein

The voice from upstairs grew louder and louder. She sighed as she watch Hragnúr run up the stairs. She met eyes with her sisters and gave them a nod. They all knew what they had to do. She turned back to the elf at the counter and saw another woman was standing next to her. "Please excuse the yelling. Hragnúr's mother is mixed up in her head. I hope it doesn't cause either of you too much trouble. If you need anything else just ask."

She then walked over to the table with a human, and elf, and hobbit. She repeated the message about Jynée. She waited to see if they needed anything else served, hoping to keep them happy and help them not be bothered by Jynée.


Gapad

Before the orc could make his way to Thorin, the voice came from above. She knew the orc would be wondering and quickly said, "Sorry about that, Hragúr's mother, Jynée, is ill." Gapad began to think of what could have startled Jynée to the point of yelling this early in the morning.


Gadaser

Gadaser heard the voice yelling and set down what she was cooking. She quickly walked outside to see her sisters already explaining to some of the customers. The only ones who weren't being told were Thorin and another dwarf. Thorin knew of Jynée and her issues. She caught his eye and gave a slight nod, to make sure he knew what was happening.

Seeing no one else that didn't know, she made her way to the stairs and started to walk up them slowly. She knew Jynée was unstable at the moment and the slightest disturbance could set her off again. She continued toward the room, trying to make as little noise as possible.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on November 28, 2010, 12:49:58 PM
Waiting for Leif's answer, Ridgen was deep in thought, gazing at his now-empty glass when another dwarven lady approached their table, apologizing for the noise that he had vaguely heard a moment ago. Then she proceeded to ask whether there were anything that any of the three would like to order.

"Ah, yes. May I please have this glass refilled, miss dwarf?" Ridgen indicated the glass that he had been staring at. Taking out a san, he slid it towards the dwarf.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 28, 2010, 10:27:35 PM
Ergolach doesn't protest in any way when he is led to the stairs and when Ylaya makes him to go up. Then, as she slams him agains the door and kisses him passionately, he tilts his head and kisses her back with the same passion and he caresses her hips.

Then she unlocks the door. "Nay," Ergolach answers Ylaya's question. Usually he likes to use three words where others would use only one but now he almost isn't albe to speak.

But then something breaks this atmosphere... annoying yelling with ridiculous accent. Ergolach smiles softly at Ylaya and then he changes totally for a few moments, when he turns and shouts in the approximate direction of this annoyance:

"Silence, you there! Some of us are trying to couch here!"

Then he turns to Ylaya again, smiles apologetically and walks into the room where he promptly starts to unbutton his shirt.



Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 28, 2010, 11:41:25 PM
So passive and almost hypnotized he seemed to her eyes as she watched him unbutton his shirt. As for the shouting before, she ignored it...it was nothing but a distraction that failed to distract. For her eyes were focused on his as his were focused on hers...they could simply not "drift" away.

As silence then returned to her room she answered his "Nay" with words and then action.

"Well..." she said acknowledging his answer, followed by his annoyance and then his apologetic smile.

"...perhaps you should bare witness to the purity and perfection of what your human eyes but now look upon" she said as her hand sunk to the string that held up her cloak.

Then as he stood there, she let her long cloak slide off her slender form...for too long had it seeked to hide the beauty she held underneath it. Now it seemed as time if time stood still. In her scantily clad wardrobe she was the object of desire and her attractiveness was a testament to her race. Then with a delicate hand she unstrapped the armour around her eminent and tempting black stockings below that held tight from toe to very high on her thigh. Then followed a sudden clank as her armour fell to the wooden floor...she was now almost "defenceless".

With little effort she then placed herself at the edge of bed, eyes still fixed on his and waited. Following this action her arms took position behind her on the soft sheets as one of her legs crossed the other so elegantly. She sat there with her empowering stance as her eyes intoxicated him and drew his gaze.  

"Come to me..." she said softly in an enticing, alluring and seductive manner.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 29, 2010, 12:19:26 AM
Ergolach watches Ylaya with strong arousal in his eyes. He tries to enjoy every single move she makes as he takes off his shirt and throws it on the floor to his bag, cloak and lute. The shirt is followed by the belt, rapier and dagger. Ergolach stares at Ylaya's body and doesn't say a word.

Now I have won the most prodigious price and at the same time I have lost the game. Whatever the game was, I am discomfited. Discomfited but verily happy indeed.

Ergolach briefly kisses Ylaya's foot and then he sits to her on the bed and kisses her lips and caresses her shoulders with enormous excitement...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ylaya on November 29, 2010, 01:20:49 AM
Ylaya merely let him come at her with his gaze fixed on her. The kiss delivered to her foot made her tingle for her pointy ears pricked a little with arousal. As they fell back onto the bed she bit her lip and smiled out of an eagerness to begin and let their passion run wild...how naughty was he going is he going to get? she wondered.

Is he as naughty as me?

Things then took care of themselves as the two enjoyed each other's company. He began by taking the reins, but she soon took them off him as a few more pieces of clothing descended to the wooden floor.

'And then with passion and desire the two took to each other with an urge to gratify their lust, the most violent appetite in all creatures'


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Phlegah Sphirn on November 29, 2010, 10:35:39 AM
Gapad

Gapad was watching the argument intently. She knew what problems Bwarth could cause and hoped it was diverted. As he stormed off to a corner of the room, she became aware of her surroundings. Right beside her at the bar was an orc! Gapad jumped a little at the sight, startled by the sudden appearance of somethings she wasn't expecting.'How long has it been standing there?' she thought. She couldn't tell whether it was a male or female orc, but it seemed peaceful, and even had a pet cat sitting on its lap.

It spoke in a deep voice, though not as deep as a male, saying, "I'm looking for a smith. Specifically a Thorin Broadfist. Would he be in here at the moment. I have a job I need to get done and I'm willing to pay well for it."

Gapad put on a smile and said, "Thorin is here somewhere..." she paused as she looked around the room. "Ah! Right over there. Would you like a drink to go join them with?" She asked as she pointed toward Thorin.



"I would like a drink," Phlegah replied, and, remembering the arguments earlier, decided on something non-alcoholic and added, "I need to keep a clear head for my dealings later today. Medlarfizz or some other kind of non-alcoholic drink would be a preference. Oh, and a bowl of milk for Pai'Orin would also be appreciated, ma'am dwarf."

She was about to move towards Thorin, causing Pai'Orin to look up at her with eyes that seemed to say 'must you move?' when someone calling out from above, together with a variety of other noises occurred. Pao'Orin jumped down from Phlegah's lap to the ground, and then tried to bury her way under Phlegah's robe. Pai'Orin managed to knock Phlegah's robe in such a way that the hood was knocked, revealing her orcen features to all in the room. whether it was her tusks and sharp gleaming teeth, her snout like nose, or hte ears that were pointed like an elf's or larger like those of an orc. She had hair just on her head, which is a brown, a dark deep brown, darker even than her skin. A necklace was around her neck, with a golden amulet inlaid with a large red ruby. Phlegah reached up with her hands to her head to return the hood to cover her face, but she dropped them almost immediately and her red eyes seemed to become brighter, more intense. She sighed, and said, "I'm sorry, I don't mean to cause trouble. I suspected I'd get a negative reaction for being an orc in dwarf caverns here in the Mithral Mountains, although I wanted to see if the rumours of this place from my friends among the Zirghurim was true, that these caverns are an excellent example of dwarven skillfulness and ingenuity, and much more impressive than the catacombs back home. I am pleased to say that he was correct."

Now that Phlegah was standing, it could be seen that she was quite tall, and as the light caught her belt buckle, the coat of arms of the Volkek-Oshra could be seen, if anyone knew what that meant.


Gapad

Before the orc could make his way to Thorin, the voice came from above. She knew the orc would be wondering and quickly said, "Sorry about that, Hragúr's mother, Jynée, is ill." Gapad began to think of what could have startled Jynée to the point of yelling this early in the morning.


"I am happy to leave if you think my presence here is upsetting your inn. I needed to get my metal crafting tools repaired and I was told that Thorin would be able to do it for me," Phlegah said, hoping that she wouldn't have to leave and try to find another smith.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on November 29, 2010, 10:45:29 AM
"Yes I think some fresh air would be good, besides I have to make sure that Hero hasn't done anything" Thorin saw Aster take something from his belt and attach it to Tiffan's collar. "Aye." But before Thorin had a chance to stand up, he heard a voice call out, "I'm looking for a smith. Specifically a Thorin Broadfist. Would he be in here at the moment. I have a job I need to get done and I'm willing to pay well for it."

Thorin was flabbergasted, never before had he had someone call for his trade by name. "Now where in the blazes did he come from?" As he looked back to where the voice came from he heard Gapad tell the man, who Thorin now noticed was actually a woman, where he was seated and asked if she wanted a drink. He would've sat down had he not already been sitting, now slightly less comfortable than before. As he turned back towards Aster he heard the now familiar voice of Jynée shouting up a storm and glanced over quickly enough to spot Hragnúr rushing up the stairs. Thorin was still amazed at the proficiency of the dwarven sisters at how quickly they could relate the problems of Hragnúr's mother to patrons so they wouldn't be disturbed. He noticed Gadaser had given him a slight nod, to which he nodded back and gave an explanation, a shorter version of what the sisters were saying, to Aster.

He sighed a little before taking a rather large gulp of his ale. Turning towards the woman seeking his skills as a smith, he started to say "I am over here-" but before he could finish speaking he saw the hood of her cloak fall. Thorin's eyes widened noticeably that even Bwarth could have seen them had he been looking from his corner. "By the Stone! An orc! Here? Asking for me? Now this is a strange day indeed." Gathering his wits about him he stood and continued, "I am over here miss. I'm sorry ta say you've caught me on not the best of days, but I'll try ta help in anyway I can. After waiting for the orc mistress to make her way over, he asked more quitely, "Now what might it be ya need my skills fer?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on November 29, 2010, 11:01:54 AM
"I still don't like yer kind, never have and never will. But I do admit yer parents do sound more fit to live than most elves. Does that suffice Galein?"

Kareesh's eyes flashed. It wasn't enough to satisfy her, but she relented. He seemed to want to cause no more trouble and even skulked away to a corner. The other elf who had joined the argue turned and went back to his previous conversation. Kareesh felt....lonely? She would never admit it to anyone, but she almost enjoyed the companionship she felt for that one moment. The fire in her eyes calmed down and she started to notice more of the other patrons of the tavern.

The female dwarf who had waited on her earlier gave her an apologetic smile. "Sorry, he is hardly ever sober. I hope the food makes up for any problems he caused with you. I'll just have Bwarth pay for it later, so no cost to you." She laid the 10 sans Kareesh had given her earlier back upon the table. Kareesh gave a slight nod of thanks as she grabbed the coins and placed them back in her coin purse.

She walked over to her chair and sat down in front of the taenish which had been placed at her place during the "discussion". Getting ready to eat, Kareesh noticed a human sit down next to her.

"Excuse me, ma'am, but I feel that I am no longer welcome at my table. May I join you here and perhaps converse?"

Kareesh glanced at the woman and gave her a once over. She appeared to be very homely. There was nothing about her which would make her stand out in the street. Yet, Kareesh made a point of making note of the details. One can never be too careful...

"Of course," Kareesh responded with a small smile. "This is an open bar. I can see no reason why you wouldn't be welcome here. As for conversation....well, anything would be better than speaking to that brutish dwarf." Her eyes flashed towards the corner again, but it was only for a moment.

A sudden noise made Kareesh's ears prick up.  A loud screaming coming from one of the rooms upstairs. Kareesh couldn't make out quite what words were coming out. One of the dwarfs came by and said, "Please excuse the yelling. Hragnúr's mother is mixed up in her head. I hope it doesn't cause either of you too much trouble. If you need anything else just ask."

That would explain the screaming...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on December 06, 2010, 06:28:21 AM
Galein

"Ah, yes. May I please have this glass refilled, miss dwarf?" The elf said. He slid a san out of his pocket and set it on the table. "Of course. I'll be right back with that sir." Galein made her way back to the kitchen a poured another glass of water for the elf.

As she made her way back to the table, she looked around to see if anyone was disturbed by Jynee. Everyone seemed to have hardly noticed, which made Galein relax a little. The yelling from above had stopped soon after it started.

She set the glass on the table and took the san with a smile. "Feel free to grab any of us if you need anything else."


Hragnúr

Her mother quieted once Hragnúr was there. She was still mumbling to her self, though this was something Hragnúr was used to. She just led her mother back to her bed, and laid her down. Then a voice from the hallway yelled, "Silence, you there! Some of us are trying to couch here!"

Hragnúr knew her mother could be annoying, but this infuriated her. Someone shouting at a defenseless woman who wasn't even in her right mind was just wrong. Her mother started to yell again, but Hragnúr quickly quieted her. Once her mother had relaxed again, she stood up. Turning around she saw Gadaser.


Gapad

"I would like a drink," the orc said. "I need to keep a clear head for my dealings later today. Medlarfizz or some other kind of non-alcoholic drink would be a preference. Oh, and a bowl of milk for Pai'Orin would also be appreciated, ma'am dwarf." Gapad nodded and went into the kitchen to pour the milk into a bowl. Setting the bowl down and grabbing a glass, she also poured out the last of the Meldarfizz. 'I'll have to have Hragnúr start some more of this brewing.' she thought.

Walking out she saw the hood had been taken off the orc, showing all the features. The orc was walking toward Thorin, who had a very surprised look on his face. Gapad had seen an orc rarely, and couldn't take her eyes of it. She carried the bowl and drink to Thorin's table and set it there.

Gapad smiled and then walked back to the bar. From there she continued to watch the orc, fascinated.


Gadaser

The voice from across the hall disappeared without another sound. The yelling upset Gadaser, but she kept quiet. She stepped into Jynee's room and shut the door. 'Is there anything I can do? she thought to herself. Deciding against it, she leaned on the wall. She would help if the need arised. At the moment Jynee had returned back to her calm state.

Hragnúr stood up, looking noticeably angry. Gadaser knew it was because of the voice. She shook her head and said quietly, "Not now. Wait until tonight before you bring it up with anyone, it will only cause trouble." She opened the door for Hragnúr and went back to her original silence. 'When we find the owner to the voice, we can then decide what to do.'


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Phlegah Sphirn on December 06, 2010, 05:43:52 PM
Phlegah

Phlegah nodded her thanks to the female dwarf who had pointed Thorin out to her, and she slowly made her way to him, aware of the many eyes on her, and the opportunity for trouble should she make the wrong move here. Phlegah had begun hissing and continued her attempt to bury her way under Pai'Orin's robe, but with limited success.

He started saying something to her, which was cut off when he saw the look on his face. Confusion ... Concern ... Wonder ... all of that and more, exactly what it was wasn't exactly clear to the mageling, but it was there on the face of Thorin. After a few moments, he continued, "I am over here miss. I'm sorry ta say you've caught me on not the best of days, but I'll try ta help in anyway I can.

As she reached Thorin's side, he spoke again to her in a much quieter tone of voice, saying, "Now what might it be ya need my skills fer?"

She smiled at him, showing the teeth and fangs of her race, in what she hoped would be taken as a friendly smile, even as the female dwarf who had served her earlier brought out a glass of Meldarfizz for her and a bowl of milk for Pai'Orin. Paying for both items, Phlegah said, "and if Thorin and his companion would like a further drink, bring it to them, I'll shout the drinks for the two of them."

Turning to Thorin, Phlegah said, "my name is Phlegah Sphirn, I am of the Volkek Oshra, from the catacombs beneath far off Ximax. My trade is that of a crafter of jewellery of various kinds. My skills in fire magic are designed to assist me in that trade. On my recent travels to sell the products of both myself and the master of my trade, some of my tools were broken. Given that you are a blacksmith, I was hoping you could repair my tools for me. I'll make it worth your while, of course."



Pai'Orin
'Noise, lots of noise' Pai'Orin thought as the short two leg with hair on her face spoke to her servant. Pai'Orin was frightened of the noise, and dove for the protection of the fur that her servant put on herself, she knocked part of of the furr off her servant's head, and Pai'Orin could now see her servant's lovely teeth. Why her servant didn't like to show off her teeth, Pai'Orin didn't know, because she thought that her servant had fine teeth.

Pai'Orin watched from where she was, as her servant reached up with her front two paws to return her fur to cover her head, but then dropped the paws to her side once more.Then, her servant was picking Pai up, and taking her across the room, where there were lots of two legged, some with fur on their faces, and some without, but none of them looking exactly like her servant.

Then, her servant was stopping in front of a table with two short two legs with fur on their faces, just as the two legged who Pai's servant was talking to brought out a bowl and a glass.Pai'Orin's servant put Pai'Orin on the ground and then put the bowl on the ground. Milk! The bowl had milk in it! Pai'Orin was so pleased to see that she had milk that she settled down in front of it, and tested it with her tongue and smelled it with her nose. She began lapping it up. So focussed was she on the milk, that Pai didn't even pay any attention to the scent of Tiffan that was being brought to her nose by the air. Contented, Pai'Orin began to purr..


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on December 07, 2010, 11:03:33 AM
"I'm looking for a smith. Specifically a Thorin Broadfist. Would he be in here at the moment. I have a job I need to get done and I'm willing to pay well for it." Aster froze She has a very gruff voice, but I guess we aren't going to check on the horse's just yet he thought, dropping Tiffan's lead to the ground just as Thorin spoke up "I am over here miss. I'm sorry ta say you've caught me on not the best of days, but I'll try ta help in anyway I can."
Heavy footsteps trotted from one side of the room to where they were sitting. "Now what might it be ya need my skills fer?" Thorin asked. Aster reached out to pat Tiffans head, she didn't respond, unusual but he wasn't thinking about that too much. He then heard more foot steps and the clink of a glass on the table "and if Thorin and his companion would like a further drink, bring it to them, I'll shout the drinks for the two of them." "Well that's very kind of you miss." Aster said in as loud a voice as he could muster. To be honest he doubted anybody heard him, "my name is Phlegah Sphirn, I am of the Volkek Oshra, from the catacombs beneath far off Ximax. My trade is that of a crafter of jewellery of various kinds. My skills in fire magic are designed to assist me in that trade. On my recent travels to sell the products of both myself and the master of my trade, some of my tools were broken. Given that you are a blacksmith, I was hoping you could repair my tools for me. I'll make it worth your while, of course." SHE'S AN ORC!? Aster was shocked, he had never met an orc before, what is it he was suppost to do, he was so deeply caught up in his thoughts that he missed Tiffan's next action, she left his side and cautiously moved off to where the Orc was standing, she didn't growl but she was basically standing on the strange pillow that was lapping eagerly at the milk in it's dish...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on December 07, 2010, 10:32:15 PM
"Of course," the elf responded with a small smile. "This is an open bar. I can see no reason why you wouldn't be welcome here. As for conversation....well, anything would be better than speaking to that brutish dwarf." Her eyes flashed towards the corner again, but it was only for a moment.
"Thank you kindly. May I ask your name? Mine is Mallayn." She sat at the bar, debating with herself about the relative merits of another drink. On the one hand, her throat was parched; on the other, her funds were definitely getting low. She decided to compromise, and ask for water.
"Innkeeper? Might I ask for a glass of water?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Leif Terskun on December 12, 2010, 07:41:36 AM
"I referred to the one over down with the bard over there. Although...You were right in thinking that there was an assassin at the bar. So what was your plan?"

"Well, deceptively simple really. They do say the simple ones are the best, but in all honesty that's just because there're fewer chances for people to mess them up. However, I digress. I notice Miss. Jenna has fallen asleep on us, however. I do hope she wakes up before her food goes cold.
"Anyway, to the plan. My basic premise is that they Kar'ii will be complacent. Now I've noticed your dislike of assassin, and this is just my suggestion, but it involves a little - how should I say it? Extra training. You request the services of one of these two eminent assassins to teach you how to sneak. The only issue is one of cost - and whether you can learn quickly enough, and from an assassin.
"In fact, I've a better idea. I'll do it. I'm passable when it comes to haggling. Trust me. With enough of a story and a bit of human decency, I might be able to make it a favour. But it's unlikely - I'm good, but not that good. I'm not the best." Leif allowed a pause for breath. I wonder if now is a good time to ask about his history? I need to know whether things like that will offend him, and I can also write in a few little golden nuggets of eyash. Creating eyash is important. Perhaps the most important...

"Always connect with your audience, boy. It's what you're good at. It's why I chose you. You can do it - so do it well."
"Yes, Sir."

Stop! I need to focus!


"I - I hope you won't be offended by this. I need to ask about your history a little. If you don't want to talk about it, it's fine. But - is there anything I can use to help persuade this assassin? Or just a reason why you hate them so much?
"I hope it's OK to ask this - please say if it's not."

Politeness, Punctuality, Perspicacity. The three Ps of success. Another of his pet phrases. Only now I have to say them. Without realising it, Leif said the last sentence aloud, a whisper escaping his weary lips.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on December 12, 2010, 10:09:51 AM
"Thank you kindly. May I ask your name? Mine is Mallayn."

Kareesh had to think about that for a moment as her new drinking companion ordered a glass of water. To use her real name or to use a fake one. It could turn out to be dangerous to use her real name, however she wasn't wanted in these particular parts. Would it be worth it? She decided to throw caution to the wind and go with using her real name.

"Of course," Kareesh responded with a smile. "My name is Kareesh Valendar."

She started to "dig into" her roasted taenish with vegetables. She picked at the skin first, savoring the seasonings placed upon the skin. She hadn't eaten anything like this in quite awhile. It was nice to have something good and warm to eat. She picked at the mixed vegetables a bit before tucking into them as well. 

"So, Mallayn, what do you do?" Kareesh asked as she took a few more bites of her meal. She reached out and took another drink of her ale as she awaited Mallayn's reply.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on December 13, 2010, 02:54:06 PM
It was weeks ago that the red haired young adult shut his small hut on the outskirts of Silvern and made his way south. First of all to Narouth via one of the boats of the Blessed Sea Elves, and then on one of the merchant vessels from Narouth to Milkengrad and then he caught another ship from Milkengrad to Naios.

As luck had it, Cyradin Lawabel and his nephew Raworaan Chesabaltt were at their house-come-shop and they were needing to take a delivery across Sanguia Province to New Santhalos and then they had another delivery to collect from one of the Embassies there and deliver to Marcogg, Capital of Manthria Province. Farewelling the two of them on the morning after they stopped over in Courtford on the bank of the Mishdai River, Deklitch made his way eastward toward the Mithral Mountains where the dwarven settlement of Tyr Donian was situated. He travelled with a well to do family of merchants on their way to the port city of Marduran. He was polite and respectful to the parents, friendly, attentive and oh so slightly flirtatious to their daughter, Samghrin, who was around his age and playful and like a big brother to the couple's twin sons who were seven or so years his junior, he estimated. The father was slightly concerned about his presence at first, on account of Deklitch's black butterfly rover tattoo, but the young adult's personality and charm soon won him over. It was in Rolyri that Dek had cemented his place in their hearts.

In that settlement, he had been playfully flirting with Samghrin in the inn's common room, and had moved over to the counter to order some drinks for the two of them, when a couple of locals entered the inn and began annoying the young Avennorian lass. When they began pawing at her clothes and making suggestive comments about what they would like to do with her and to her, Deklitch had returned to her side and convinced the two locals to leave her alone, they were bothering the young lady, and if they didn't stop, they'd have to deal with him. Whether it was Dek's words or the fact that the innkeeper had appeared alongside Dek shortly thereafter with a heavy cudgel at hand that convinced them to move on, wasn't exactly clear to Dek, but the two locals suddenly remembered urgent business they had elsewhere in Rolyri and disappeared. The young Samghrin demonstrated who she thought had saved her by hugging Dek and kissing him rather forcefully on the lips. Dek had almost lost himself in the moment, but a "hi Dek," from one of the twins brought him out of that potentially sticky situation.

"I was pleased to do it," Dek said to Samghrin, suddenly embarrassed when she gave an embellished account of the incident to her parents and younger brothers when the whole family had gathered for a meal in the inn's common room.

Later that evening, Hildrett, Samghrin's father was sitting, talking with Dek in the common room about the youngster's journeys and adventures, when he said, "thank you for what you did for my Samghrin, Deklitch. Along with her mother, she is what I live for, and I don't want anything to happen to her before she's ready. You showed restraint in your dealings with her, and I admire that in a man. Though, you should know that if you wanted to pursue a relationship with her, you'd have my blessing. You are an honest man, despite your roots as a Black Butterfly Rover."

"My life is busy and involves travel, Sir," Deklitch replied, "it isn't stable enough for me to provide for a wife and children. I enjoy the travelling, Hildrett, travelling to places that few Sarvonians have ever been and seeing sights that few people of the Kingdom will ever see in their lives. You have a beautiful daughter, and Samghrin deserves a man who can provide her with the things that she deserves in her life."

Hildrett looked at the younger man and said, "you are a good man, Deklitch Hardin. My daughter would be lucky to have a man half as good as you. Just remember, my wife and I would be only too happy if you should want her. And remember, it isn't just your say in all of this, the woman has a say as well in such happenings."

Dek raised his eyebrow at the way that the discussion had gone, and made no comment. That night, after he had retired to the room that had been booked for him to share with the twins, he was surprised to see that the twins weren't in there, but that Samghrin was. She wordlessly took him by the hand, and pulled him down to the bed. And the scene faded into darkness as the audience didn't need to see the action ... those who were old enough to know what was involved could use their imaginiations, and those who were too young didn't need to know.

The following day, they went their separate ways, Dek onto Tyr Donian and the family onto Marduran. Dek had been walking a few days when he had finally reached his destination, and the memories flooded back of when he had last come here ... he was younger, and a lot more naive back then, he hadn't lost his friendliness or his youthful demeanour, but his life of study and of travel had hardened him in the last couple of years, but the memories hadn't faded, he still how to find the Kann.

Deklitch entered the tavern and looked around, wondering if he'd be recognised, actually he wondered if the same dwarfs would still be here now as were here back then. He looked around the tavern, looking for a familiar face.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on December 13, 2010, 03:10:43 PM
"Of course. I'll be right back with that sir," was the waitress's reply. Not too long afterward, the dwarven waitress reappeared with his glass of water. She smiled, and took the san he had laid on the table. "Feel free to grab any of us if you need anything else."
 And with that, she left.

Leif's reply shot through the air soon afterwards.
"Well, deceptively simple really. They do say the simple ones are the best, but in all honesty that's just because there're fewer chances for people to mess them up. However, I digress. I notice Miss. Jenna has fallen asleep on us, however. I do hope she wakes up before her food goes cold." Well, that explained the silence... "Anyway, to the plan. My basic premise is that they Kar'ii will be complacent. Now I've noticed your dislike of assassin, and this is just my suggestion, but it involves a little - how should I say it? Extra training. You request the services of one of these two eminent assassins to teach you how to sneak. The only issue is one of cost - and whether you can learn quickly enough, and from an assassin.
"In fact, I've a better idea. I'll do it. I'm passable when it comes to haggling. Trust me. With enough of a story and a bit of human decency, I might be able to make it a favour. But it's unlikely - I'm good, but not that good. I'm not the best." At this point, the boy paused for breath.

Training? From an assassin? He was doubtful about this idea - training from any assassin - blood elf or not - does not mix well within his blood. Not only that, there were many stories concerning those who had tried to bypass the Ka'rii by the same means - the Cyhallrhim knew that things so terrible they should not be spoken of has happened to these people. Before he could reply, Leif had started again.

"I - I hope you won't be offended by this. I need to ask about your history a little. If you don't want to talk about it, it's fine. But - is there anything I can use to help persuade this assassin? Or just a reason why you hate them so much? I hope it's OK to ask this - please say if it's not." Interesting questions. Maybe it is time to reveal a bit more about his past. Ridgen cleared his throat and spoke in a more serious tone.
 "I'm sorry, Leif, but I do not think that training from an assassin would be a good idea. Many have tried. And failed. We Cyhallrhim know that those who have tried were done away with through horrible means. These methods are so foul, I believe they should not be spoken of. I'm sorry, but I would have to turn down your idea." Ridgen shook his head, as if to reinforce his point. While he speaks, he also considered what is possible through the physical aspects of magic. Is it possible to make oneself less visible through means of water magic? It's an idea that's developing in his mind. A spiritual spell would have to be cast over the entire harbour. But a physical spell can be cast on himself, if he can find out how to make himself transparent. Or less noticeable.
 "Regarding your questions. I have no hate for assassins. I merely do not approve of people who do not value life, regardless of race. The Ka'rii and the Cyhallrhim have been fighting for as long as both would remember, and seeing a Ka'rii would activate my natural instincts to stay away, and flee or fight back when necessary. And no, I am not offended.
 "Also, there might be a way for me to sneak through the port. If it is possible for one to become less visible through means of magic, it can prove to be the solution to my problem. I'd like your opinion on this matter."


Ridgen consciously stopped himself from speaking. Then, while waiting for an answer, he focused his will into the physical realm - into the water in his glass, shaping it into what resembles the ice spikes - weapons of the Cyhallrhim. He repeated this exercise. Well, maybe physical magic wasn't so useless after all. At this time, he noticed, out of the corner of his eye, that another person had entered the tavern.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on December 14, 2010, 01:11:40 AM
"So, Mallayn, what do you do?"  Kareesh asked as she took a few more bites of her meal.
"My nominal job is a traveling storyteller, but I have discovered that it does not bring in as much money as you would think. I also do odd jobs when I'm out of money. Why? Would you have a job for me?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on December 18, 2010, 10:50:01 AM
Zarkin sat down holding his head down in his hands just looking at the floor before he bought another ale. People are crazy! I can't believe that Ergolach is still sitting at that table with that lady! Zarkin furiously thought out of his drunkeness but he kept his cool as he sat there.

 Zarkin looked at the elf named Ridgen then glanced at the book he was holding. What the devil is that book? Ran his thoughts. This elf looks of high society, a very smart fellow indeed, and that man he is with seems like he has no clue about what this elf is telling him again ran Zarkin's drunk thoughts.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Avásh ám Térqu'ypheró on December 19, 2010, 11:50:25 PM
Avásh awoke from his long daze... his plant still stood there, swaying in the wind, not much else going on except--

" When did all these people get here? I've never seen so many!" he thought.

He proceeded to take a small look around all of the interesting things that were happening around him. He noted the surprising number of elves in the room. The only time he had seen so many was... back home. Remembering what he came here to do, he stood up...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on December 22, 2010, 03:12:54 AM
As Phlegah told Gapad to get Aster and himself any drinks they wanted, (Thorin thought he heard Aster say something but he couldn't be sure) she turned back to him and continued. "My name is Phlegah Sphirn, I am of the Volkek Oshra, from the catacombs beneath far off Ximax. My trade is that of a crafter of jewellery of various kinds. My skills in fire magic are designed to assist me in that trade. On my recent travels to sell the products of both myself and the master of my trade, some of my tools were broken. Given that you are a blacksmith, I was hoping you could repair my tools for me. I'll make it worth your while, of course."

Remaining silent to give himself some time to think, Thorin eventually answered. "Well, I'm more than a bit surprised ya know me by name, but that's a small matter. I'll have ta look at the tools you speak of before I promise anything. Though, if they do be beyond my skills, I can always help ya find a smith who can fix'em." Pausing just a moment to decide whether or not to ask, "I do have one question for ya though." Before he could finish, the door opened and by habit Thorin glanced at the newcomer. Jaw dropping slightly, Thorin couldn't help but stare. "By the stone! That can't be him!" Shouting out so that the boy Thorin had seen years ago, though he was now a young man, would hear him. "Dek! My eyes aren't deceiving me are they lad?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on December 22, 2010, 06:21:45 AM
Galein

Galein took one more glance around the room. Seeing everyone conversing on their own, relaxing and enjoying themselves. She then remembered it was the holiday of Brokden! She had forgotton! Luckily the real large celebration wouldn't begin for another few hours.

She quickly went back into the kitchen and pulled a large wooden box out of the back. Inside was all the decorations they used every year for Brokden. Carrying them out to the bar, she opened the box and glanced in. Mage-lights and glow moss were most common item inside the box, and these would need to be put up soon. She motioned Gapad over and the two went about hanging the lights and draping the moss over the walls.

Soon the celebrators would begin to pour in from the city to celebrate even more than they already had. She smiled to herself as she thought of it.


Gadaser

Gadaser walked down the stairs with Hragnúr who was deep in thought. She looked around for her sisters, only to find them hanging decorations around the room. "Brokden! How could we forget the brave dwarf who went into the Adanian Sea?" she thought to herself.

She pointed to the corner of the room where no one sat. "Hragnúr, help me move these for tonight." she said with a smile. This would be the dancefloor for the night and needed to be cleared. The two set about pushing and pulling tables and chairs to the walls and cleared a few peds worth of area that could be used for dancing.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Phlegah Sphirn on December 22, 2010, 06:28:12 PM
Phlegah waited while Thorin fell silent, she supposed he was surprised that she'd be seeking his help. His words, when he spoke, confirmed her thought. "Well, I'm more than a bit surprised ya know me by name, but that's a small matter. I'll have ta look at the tools you speak of before I promise anything. Though, if they do be beyond my skills, I can always help ya find a smith who can fix'em."

Phlegah smiled at that and her tusks were once again on display, as she reached for the bag at her belt which held her tools. As she reached for the tools, she became aware of Thorin asking her another question. "I do have one question for ya though." When he fell silent, she began to speak, looking up at him, "I'll do what I can to help, friend Thorin."

Aware that he was staring towards the door, with a look of surprise on his face, she turned her attention to the door as well. Even as the dwarf was shouting, she recognised the new comer, it wasn't that long ago that he was in Ximax, seeking information on the catacombs and the Volkek Oshra. Thorin shouted in a voice, that Phlegah smiled at despite herself, obviously the young man had been here before, and had made an impression on these dwarfs.

Thorin shouted, "Dek! My eyes aren't deceiving me are they lad?"

Anyone who was looking at Thorin and Phlegah at that point, would see Phlegah staring intently at the newcomer as well, and that her expression was one of longing ... and almost of lust.

"My precious Dek," she said in a voice that was almost a purr, "my precious."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on January 03, 2011, 08:31:48 AM
Interesting...a storyteller. Perhaps I have fallen in with a good companion for the rest of this day...

Kareesh was just about to respond to the traveling storyteller, when her attention was grabbed by a sudden bustle of activity courtesy of the the bar maids. She wondered what all the fuss was about. They seemed to be very interested in hanging some sort of decorations. Goodness knows what for.

Her ears twitched as another dwarf sitting across the inn shouted at a new comer who had just entered the tavern. Dek....interesting name.... Kareesh thought as her sognastheen eyes flickered over the new comer with slight interest. He seemed to be young, as far as humans go, but it appeared to her that he had traveled much in his time. Nothing extraordinary....

She shrugged slightly as she turned back towards Mallayn and drank a quick sip from her drink. "Ah, no, sadly I do not have any jobs for you to do. In fact, if I did have any jobs for you to do, I don't really have the sans to pay you for said jobs," Kareesh said with a slightly crooked smile.

She quickly finished up eating the rest of her meal. It didn't take long. With a long sigh, she leaned back and pushed the plate away from her. She looked up at the ceiling as if pondering what she would do next.

"So tell me, my new drinking companion, what sort of stories do you know?" She glanced at Mallayn out of the corner of her eye.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on January 03, 2011, 12:01:47 PM
Zarkin slightly stumbeled over to Kareesh and Mallayn and asked without pausing but with a shaky voice, "May...I.....sit....with you two?" Zarkin quickly said. As his eyes shifted looking at Kareesh he was amazed he had obviously seen nothing more beautiful in his life. Get your heads out of the cloud Zarkin shes way out of your leage! ran the little voice in his head.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Aster on January 10, 2011, 06:00:02 PM
Thorin shouted out across the room, "Dek! My eyes aren't deceiving me are they lad?" "My precious Dek," the Orc, Phlegah purred "my precious" 'Well this Dek is certainly well known, I wonder who he is? Aster thought, clearly the matter of fixing the tools have taken a back seat at the moment. Aster stretched and slouched even deeper into his propper sized chair, dropping a piece of fish onto the floor for Tiffan, and not hearing the usual satisfied chomping sound but not worrying about it. He scratched his beard thoughtfully 'I'm meeting lots of new people today'


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Leif Terskun on January 11, 2011, 12:46:27 AM
Another person had entered the tavern as Leif and Ridgen debated the possible methods of returning to his home. Ridgen's aversion to assassins was clear, and Leif racked his brains as he spoke again.

"That's quite understandable, Ridgen. I'm not condoning such a lifestyle myself - the only thing I loathe more than killing is the idiocy on which it is based - but I try to put scruples to one side for a moment when looking at methods to begin with. Now, as to the other possibilities. I hope that you'll be able to use some water magic to get through the port, but can you keep it up? I mean, is it possible?"

The newcomer was being greeted loudly by one of the dwarves, the one sitting with the orc, who herself was mouthing something, inaudible over the sounds of the tavern, of which the one that rang out loudest was the cry of: "Dek! My eyes aren't deceiving me are they lad?". Dek, as Leif surmised the newest customer to be called, was a youngish man - certainly older than Leif, but not by much more than a year, although Leif's Avennorian heritage would put him at a severe height disadvantage. The young man's hair was a deep red, but his eyes were shrouded in shadow at this distance. A simple white tunic and grey trousers were the plain garments of the stranger, and a natural poise and confidence carried the ensemble to its conclusion.

I wonder...Should I shout out "Dek" as though I knew him as well? He'd probably come over here if I did...I probably shouldn't. Leif's musings were a pleasant distraction from the world of harsh realities, of starvation and assassins and the deaths of all those whom we love. Leif shook his head in angry frustration. He was becoming more and more emotional. What would I do now if someone demanded a speech, I wonder? he mused. Probably stand up and give them one, he admitted in the privacy of his heart. It's what I was trained to do. It's what he trained me to do.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ridgen Sú'ufanán on January 11, 2011, 03:51:37 AM
"Well... It is possible... theoritically, in any case.thing is, there's more than one way of doing it - 1, become water and move on from there - okay, scratch that thought, it's completely out of my capabilities." The elf gave way to a small chuckle as he said so, also noticing that the newcomer - the dwarf had called him 'Dek' - had caught the attention of the orator he was speaking to. This Dek character looks a lot like a traveller. I digress.

"The other option is to use a property that might not be one belonging to water - transparancy." The tailor let his gaze go astray, then snapped it back to focus on the boy beside him. "Either way, I do not wish to trouble you any longer. Let's move on to a better topic. Unless of course, you'd like to talk to the person that's just entered the tavern. Also, I would like to thank you for helping me with this matter."

The not-so-young elf scanned the tavern again, and apparently decided to rummage through his bag for something.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorgas Ironforge on January 15, 2011, 09:33:09 PM
"HRAAAAAGNUUUUURRR!!!!"

*Thud*

"Ow!"

A muffled scuffle could be heard amid the small confusion of robes and blankets as the fat dwarf tried to stand up. Like a turtle lying on its back, the old one flailed around wildly. With a valiant effort Thorgas held the side of the bed, and using it as a support, hoisted himself up. He sat down on the mattress, giving his head a few rubs on where he smashed it against the wooden floor. His hair and beard are all tangled up, and he can tell that he woke up late again. The common room will be filled with customers by this time and the other dwarves will need all the help they can get. "That damn ale," Thorgas said to himself. "Methinks this will be the last time I'll down a whole keg of GerBrandy. Oy me 'ead.."

He dressed himself in his usual green robes, smoothed his moleskin cloak, then straightened his cap as he reached for his staff. He can still hear the woman's screams echoing through his head, and for the life of him he can't understand why he never got used to her hysteria even though she is a permanent resident of the inn.

"Pipe down, ye old bag o' wind!" Thorgas bellowed outside the door in the direction of Jynee's room. "I swear to the Stone Father that I'll burn that tongue o' yers if ye doon't give me a good nights rest fer later!"

Still rubbing the smarting temple, Thorgas made his way downstairs, gripping the metal staff on his left hand and the other on the walls of the tavern. Old age left his legs a bit shaky, and falling down the whole flight of stairs is not a very pleasant thought.

"I do hope that stable boy took care of me pig while I was sleeping." Thorgas said to himself as he went straight to the kitchen. Buri is pretty much useless by himself, unless when both of them were out searching for expensive mushrooms. Those fungi fetch a lot of coins, and fortunately Buri can sniff them out far better than any dog.

In the common room Thorgas could clearly see that both Galein and Gapad are busy decorating the room. Hragnur and Gadaser are moving tables and creating a wide space in the center of the room. "What now?" Thorgas mused. "They found mithril beneath the tavern?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on January 16, 2011, 08:59:36 PM
After some time, Ylaya falls asleep. Ergolach is lying on the bed for some time, looking at the ceiling. Then, being as quiet as he can, he puts all his clothing on, takes his lute and backpack, opens the door hoping that they won't grate and with a he comes down the stairs with a wide smile on his face.

Why, 'twas one of the best beasts with two backs I have e'er had indeed. And now I think I really deserve a goblet of good wine. There is no doubt about it.

He enters the barroom and neatly waves his hand to everyone who is over there and then he decides to go directly to bar. He smiles to Mallayn and the other woman and speaks softly: "Dear ladies... I hope I am not disturbing you here. Would you mind if I joined you?" Then he adds when looking frankly to Mallayn's eyes: "...and of course, I would like to apologize for any discommodity I have inflicted upon you before. 'Twas not my fault... at least not in that extensity."

...and let us see what shall happen now.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on January 17, 2011, 08:21:02 AM
"So tell me, my new drinking companion, what sort of stories do you know?"  
Mallayn realized that the elf had asked her a question, and marshalled her wayward thoughts.
"Well, it depends on your mood. If you desire an epic, I could tell you one of the stories of Thar the Great, first king of Thanaria; if you desire a tale to chill your spine, the Gobbleswap and Copper Dwarf are for you. The starcrossed lovers, Oceandir and Sirene, or the Birth of the False Heart are tales of desire. And if you wish for lightness at the end of the day, The Fisherman and the House-Dweller ought to bring a twinkle to your eye. Do any of these catch your fancy?"Letting Kareesh think awhile, Mallayn glanced about the bar. It seemed to be growing busier, and Galein was hanging up some sort of decorations. Perhaps there is a story in this, she thought. I shall have to wait and see.
With a twist of her lip, she noticed Zarkin Talker stumbling over.
"May...I.....sit....with you two?" he asked. He appears to be drunk. Mallayn looked at Kareesh, eyebrow raised. She was not going to try to handle this buffoon any longer.
"Dear ladies... I hope I am not disturbing you here. Would you mind if I joined you?"  Mallayn turned in surprise. SHe had not noticed Ergolach was back
Then he added looking frankly to Mallayn's eyes: "...and of course, I would like to apologize for any discommodity I have inflicted upon you before. 'Twas not my fault... at least not in that extensity."
Mallayn made a passive gesture, and wondered if she could find gainful employment here, or if she should just move on...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on January 17, 2011, 11:36:12 AM
"Well, it depends on your mood. If you desire an epic, I could tell you one of the stories of Thar the Great, first king of Thanaria; if you desire a tale to chill your spine, the Gobbleswap and Copper Dwarf are for you. The starcrossed lovers, Oceandir and Sirene, or the Birth of the False Heart are tales of desire. And if you wish for lightness at the end of the day, The Fisherman and the House-Dweller ought to bring a twinkle to your eye. Do any of these catch your fancy?"

Kareesh was impressed at the story-tellers knowledge of tales. She herself didn't know many stories, but she often loved listening to the stories wanderers often told in bars.

"May...I.....sit....with you two?" A human man stumbled up next to Kareesh and Mallayn. Sognastheen eyes glanced over him. He obviously had too much to drink as demonstrated by his stumbling. She caught something in his eyes as they wandered over her direction. Desire? Perhaps. She wasn't quite sure. She glanced over to Mallayn to see if she had noticed it, but she only raised an eyebrow and seemed to not want to get involved with this man.

"Dear ladies... I hope I am not disturbing you here. Would you mind if I joined you?...and of course, I would like to apologize for any discommodity I have inflicted upon you before. 'Twas not my fault... at least not in that extensity"

Another human male walked up to the bar and addressed the two women. It amused Kareesh that she had suddenly become very popular with the men. Could be used to her advantage, if she would have need for it.

As the second man appeared to speak more towards Mallayn, Kareesh turned her body more towards the first drunken man.

"Of course you may sit here," Kareesh responded with a smile. She motioned with an arm to the empty chair next to her. She couldn't get it out of her head what was it she saw in Zarkin's eyes earlier. Perhaps she would be able to talk it out of him...

"So, what is your name?" the Elf asked as she took another drink from her cup.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Miés'áel Cór'yráná on January 19, 2011, 02:21:30 PM
Miés'áel gave a grunt as she struggled to move her satchel from one shoulder to the other. A hand went to her face to push back a nor'sidain strand of hair which had fallen in front of her face. Santhran violet eyes swept from building to building looking for a specific one. She gave a small smile as she saw the building which she was looking for. Looking up, she gave another smile as she read the sign out loud.

"Kann Kemruhnt..." She attempted to speak the guttural language of the dwarves. It had been awhile since that language passed her pale lips. Memories flooded back to her as she walked through the door. Placing a hand upon the door post, Miés'áel stepped into the Kann.

There seemed to be quite a bit of activity inside. Several of the bar maids seemed to been decorating...but for what. Miés'áel paused to think about what they could possibly be decorating for, but nothing immediately came to her mind. She scanned the barn, looking for any familiar faces, hoping that some of the dwarves who use to be there would still be here...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorgas Ironforge on January 19, 2011, 03:09:24 PM
While the dwarf watched the entire show without so much as a glint of amusement on his green eyes, the wooden door creaked open, a newcomer stepped inside the establishment. Thorgas observed the visitor with interest, particularly her belongings. knapsacks and bags serve as a telltale sign of adventurers resting for a while and maybe spending a bit of their coin for refreshments, while drawn weapons and rolled parchments means a bounty hunter, come to take away his prey and cause a bit of trouble for the customers.

Fortunately, this one didn't bring the stench of a troublemaker with her. Instead of the rough, hardened features of a well seasoned fighter, a thin physique with a scholarly look about her face greeted him. He also took notice of the purple eyes the elf wore, which reminded him of the amethysts he often saw in the mines. Maybe his eyes are failing him, given his old age, but he's not about to go skipping towards the stranger just to stare at them. Taking one last look at the decorators of the room, the dwarf waddled towards the stranger.

"Welcome to the Kann Kemruhnt," Thorgas said and bowed his head slightly, for this was the way he was accustomed to greeting other people in the tower of fire. "I apologize fer the sorry state of the common room. Them dwarves over there, methinks they found a gem vein underneath the Kann. Please find yerself a seat, and sample the delicacies that made this tavern famous throughout the entire city." He held the door open for her, allowing the potential customer to look for a place to rest.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on January 22, 2011, 07:17:41 AM
Galein

Galein looked around the room. The tables were set, the decorations were up, and there were people to spend the holiday with. When her eyes passed over the stairs, she noticed Thorgas had risen from bed. He gave the tavern a quick scan with a passive look before the door opened and a young elf came in.

Galein saw the elf's eyes wander around the room. 'I know those eyes. Who do those beautiful violet eyes belong to?' Galein thought. As she searched her mind for the memory of this young girl, Thorgas walked over and greeted her. Galein couldn't hear much over the noise of everything. She caught a few words about a gem vein and delicacies. Confused, and still trying to remember where she knew this elf from, Galein took the box into the back of the kitchen again.


Gapad

"Well, it depends on your mood. If you desire an epic, I could tell you one of the stories of Thar the Great, first king of Thanaria; if you desire a tale to chill your spine, the Gobbleswap and Copper Dwarf are for you. The starcrossed lovers, Oceandir and Sirene, or the Birth of the False Heart are tales of desire. And if you wish for lightness at the end of the day, The Fisherman and the House-Dweller ought to bring a twinkle to your eye. Do any of these catch your fancy?" Gapad heard the human say.

Since most of the decorations were put up, she decided to walk over to her. "Do you know the story of Brok Strongarm?" Gapad asked. "We have a holiday for him, and that holiday just so happens to be today." Gapad smiled and motioned to the decorations on the wall behind her.


Gadaser
Once the tables were pushed aside, Gadaser decided she had better start cooking since the amount of meals that would be needed tonight would be large. She made her way back to the kitchen and began preparing several Taenish to begin roasting and Mithanjor to begin steaming.


Hragnúr

The door opened, letting bit of cool air into the tavern. The place was beginning to heat up with all the body heat. As she glanced toward the door she heard Thorgas say, "I apologize fer the sorry state of the common room. Them dwarves over there, methinks they found a gem vein underneath the Kann. Please find yerself a seat, and sample the delicacies that made this tavern famous throughout the entire city."

Hragnúr laughed and said, "Have you forgotten Brok Strongarm, Mr. Ironforge? I thought he was a big deal around you Mitharim." She gave him a quick smile and looked at the elf who had just entered. She seemed familiar, but Hragnúr shrugged it off. 'All these elves we get in here are going to eventually look like one another.' she thought.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Miés'áel Cór'yráná on January 23, 2011, 02:58:03 AM
Miés'áel's attention was diverted by a Dwarf approaching her. He was shorter than her, but that was to be expected, and he wore dark green clothes. What caught her attention, though, was the mole skin cloak which hung around his broad shoulders. From her previous dealings in the Kann, as well as the experience in her travels, she knew what that symbolized. As she was trying to come up with the proper way to greet a Dwarven mage, he spoke.


"Welcome to the Kann Kemruhnt," Here he bowed slightly with his head. "I apologize fer the sorry state of the common room. Them dwarves over there, methinks they found a gem vein underneath the Kann. Please find yerself a seat, and sample the delicacies that made this tavern famous throughout the entire city."

Miés'áel gave a smile as she listened to him. He did not recognize her, nor did she recognize him. He must have come after she had left. What had it been, 84 years ago? She wondered what all had changed in that amount of time.

Before she could reply to the mage, another Dwarf, female this time, called out to him, "Have you forgotten Brok Strongarm, Mr. Ironforge? I thought he was a big deal around you Mitharim."

Yes! That was it! Brok Strongarm. Miés'áel remembered the great Dwarf's name now. She was still a bit fuzzy on the details, but she could now remember sitting at one of these tables, and writing down bits and pieces of the story of Brok Strongarm.

The Dwarf who had called out to Mr. Ironforge, for that seemed to be the first Dwarf's name, seemed to be familiar to Miés'áel, but she couldn't tell for sure. Surely she wasn't Laghrin, or even Laghrin's daughter, Galein.

"Urtden chingu (Good day, friend), Master Dwarf," Miés'áel said, with a small bow to Mr. Ironforge. "It has been many years since I last stayed at the Kann Kemruhnt, and I was wishing to inquire where I may speak to Mistress Laghrin, the proprietor of this fine tavern. Or her daughter, Galein, would be acceptable as well."

Miés'áel gave a small smile as she awaited the mage's reply. She was anxious to see the Dwarf who had almost been like a Dwarven mother to her when she stayed her. That, and she was also anxious to taste Galein's cooking again. Especially some of her goldsponge cabbages.

"Those cabbages were the best I'd ever had..."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorgas Ironforge on January 24, 2011, 01:44:41 AM
Brokden! How can he have forgotten such an important dwarven festival? Already his cheeks are turning into a crimson hue. Fortunately his great shaggy beard hid them and prevented the color from showing off. What kind of dwarf would forget a holiday like that?

"Must be that GerBrandy again," Thorgas muttered to himself. He gave an apologetic look at Hragnúr. "Aye, Brokden. I forgot aboot that. Must be the ale.."

But he had more urgent matters to attend to. There is a customer here, and a polite one at that. Not many elves learn Thergerim and speak it fluently at the same time.

"Urtden chingu, Master Dwarf," the elf said, and gave a small bow in return. "It has been many years since I last stayed at the Kann Kemruhnt, and I was wishing to inquire where I may speak to Mistress Laghrin, the proprietor of this fine tavern. Or her daughter, Galein, would be acceptable as well."

"Aye lady, Galein be right over there." Thorgas pointed at the cook, who was carrying a box to the kitchen. "But her mum be not here. Went traipsing all over the world lookin' fer new foods." Then he turned to Galein and shouted, "Oy Galein, pretty lass, this 'ere customer, she wants ta see ya."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on January 24, 2011, 06:50:53 AM
The tavern appeared to be filling up--Mallayn wondered about the cause, and her unspoken query was almost immediately answered.
 "Do you know the story of Brok Strongarm?" Gapad asked. "We have a holiday for him, and that holiday just so happens to be today." Gapad smiled and motioned to the decorations on the wall behind her.
"Ah, that explains the commotion. I do not believe have heard this tale. Would it be too much trouble for you to tell me?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on January 24, 2011, 08:28:27 AM
Mallayn makes a passive gesture... and Ergolach gives her an almost intangible wink but he doesn't say anything. The other woman seems to be occupied by Zarkin. What a mug!, says Ergolach to himself. When another elven lady comes to the bar, Ergolach looks at her. What a beauteous dame...

After that, he turns to the bar again and speaks: "Excuse me, please, but could I have a goblet of artwine... and perhaps, if you still have that delicious fruit pie, I would have a piece again." It's odd that he really doesn't address anyone in particular and just awaits that there is someone who hears him and will be willing to help him.

When Gapad comes to Mallayn and they start to speak together, Ergolach finds an opportunity to speak to Mallayn again.
"I think I have heard something about Brok Strongarm. A reconnoitrer in lands of ice and snow... but does the word 'holiday' mean that we are having a party tonight?"
Ergolach grins to both Gapad and Mallayn...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on January 26, 2011, 06:39:22 AM
Galein

"Oy Galein, pretty lass, this 'ere customer, she wants ta see ya." Galein heard Thorgas shout. 'Maybe this mystery will be solved' she thought. She made her way over to the elf through the maze of tables and chairs and said, "How are you today, Miss? What can I do for you?" Galein kept looking at the eyes of this elf, struggling to know where they came from. "And forgive me for asking, but have you been here before? You seem very familiar."


Gapad

"Ah, that explains the commotion. I do not believe have heard this tale. Would it be too much trouble for you to tell me?" said the woman. Gapad smiled and thought the story over in her head.

Just before she began speaking the man that recently joined said,"I think I have heard something about Brok Strongarm. A reconnoitrer in lands of ice and snow... but does the word 'holiday' mean that we are having a party tonight?"  Gapad nodded, "We are indeed having a party to honor Brok Strongarm. Of course there will be dancing and drinking, and the best food in all of Tyr Donian!"

Gapad began to tell the story of Brok Strongarm. "Brok was a dwarven miner who very interested in myths and legends. One legend that particularly interested him was the one of Ylaoth Khirril'Drumm, or Isle of Glimmering Stones. One day, without warning, he and a few companions set sail on the Adanian Sea in search of Ylaoth Khirril'Drumm. They found an island there which he named Deni'lou. On this island are great riches of iron and some gems, but hardly the Isle of Glimmering Stones he was hoping for. So after the Mytherons were started on Deni'lou, he set sail in a rowing boat alone. He hasn't been seen since, but it is rumored that he found Ylaoth Khirril'Drumm. We honor him because of his great devotion to finding the hidden treasures Trum-Baroll has placed here."

Taking a deep breathe Gapad smiled. She could already imagine the great festivities that would be taking place later that night.


Hragnúr

"Aye, Brokden. I forgot aboot that. Must be the ale.." he said. He look slightly ashamed of himself, so Hragnúr said, "Don't worry Thorgas, we all forgot until a few minutes before you came down." She laughed and then asked both Thorgas and the elf, "Can I get either of you anything to eat or drink?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Pline on January 28, 2011, 02:38:12 PM
It had been some time since Pline had visited here, his last visit to the Kann Khemrunt had ended rather abruptly. Part of him felt ill at ease down here, where the sky couldn't be found, and yet another seemed strangely at home down amongst the rocks and earth. A conflicting nature. The doorway to the Kann was not far now, and it wasn't long before Pline found himself on the threshold. There was of course, only one reason to visit a dwarven settlement at this particular time of the year. Brok Strongarm's Day was nigh, and the stonefolk appreciated story and song as much as any other.

As he stepped through the door, he could smell the ale and mugs and hear the tavern atmosphere. A hand drifted towards the instrument on his back as he looked to find the bar through the tavern crowd.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on January 30, 2011, 04:48:30 AM
Zarkin sits down next to Kareesh "My name is... Z..Z...Zarkin, and you are an elf named?" Zarkin asked as he sat down and slowly chose his words before saying somthing dumb. I can't talk drunk to this girl, she is so beautiful.. and bumble bees are red! ran his drunk thoughts. Zarkin falls asleep sitting up and smashes his head agaisnt the table and wakes up with his head throbbing as he feels not drunk anymore and can talk clearly


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on January 30, 2011, 09:10:18 AM
Kareesh gave a glance over to Mallayn, but she seemed to be occupied with the man who approached her. She gave a small shrug as she glanced about the tavern. It appeared that more people were coming in. Perhaps to celebrate this Dwarf which she had overheard one of the barmaids talking about. Yet, it was peculiar that, for a Dwarven tavern in a Dwarven city, there were few Dwarves here as patrons.

""My name is... Z..Z...Zarkin, and you are an elf named?"

Kareesh was about to respond, when he suddenly tipped forward and hit his head violently against the bar. Her eyes widened slightly as she realized that he either knocked himself out, or the ale had caused him to fall asleep.

With him not being able to hear her, she again turned her attention to the quickly filling tavern. She noticed another Elf come in, her bright santhran violet eyes standing out from her dark hair. Kareesh raised an eyebrow. Eyes of that hue were few and far between.

Another male entered the tavern, but he was even more mysterious than the Elf maiden who had entered before him. He appeared to be a Hobbit, but yet his features were that of an Elf. His features also looked...odd. What was he...?

Her attention on the newcomers was distracted by the awakening of the Elf who called himself Zarkin. He gave a groan as he sat up and rubbed his head. Kareesh wasn't surprised; that knock on the head would give anyone a headache. The drunken glaze appeared to be out from his eyes, so perhaps the conversation would progress in a more civil fashion.

"You are correct in assessing that I am an Elf," Kareesh said with a smile. "My name is Kareesh Valendar, part of the Arthyrón tribe. Did you have a bit much to drink there?"


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Miés'áel Cór'yráná on January 30, 2011, 10:06:44 AM
Miés'áel could tell the Dwarf was embaressed by not remembering the Dwarven holiday. She herself hadn't remembered, but then again, she wasn't a Dwarf. She gave a friendly smile towards him, hoping that it would take away the edge of embarrassment.

"Aye lady, Galein be right over there." He pointed towards a female Dwarf carrying a box towards what Miés'áel assumed to be the kitchen "But her mum be not here. Went traipsing all over the world lookin' fer new foods." Then he turned to Galein and shouted, "Oy Galein, pretty lass, this 'ere customer, she wants ta see ya."

Miés'áel watched as the Dwarf put down her box and walked over to where she and the Dwarf mage stood. She felt slightly odd that he had called her a 'pretty lass'. She had often heard herself referred to as that, but she never believed it. After all, who would think that a bookish Elf such as herself could be 'pretty'?

"How are you today, Miss? What can I do for you?" The Dwarf said once she approached the two who were awaiting her arrival. Inwardly, Miés'áel smiled at her reunion with one of her dear friends. She also smiled at the look of confusion across Galein's face. She didn't recognize her. It had been many years since she had lived at the Kann.  "And forgive me for asking, but have you been here before? You seem very familiar."

Miés'áel couldn't hold it in any longer. She broke out into a large smile and gave a small laugh. "Have I been here before?! Of course I have, my dear chingu. I believe you and your mother use to call me Feraril Kaorprioon (Jeweled Elf), I believe."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on January 31, 2011, 01:11:36 AM
"I am truly delighted. I hope there shall be place for my music as well." Ergolach smiles and then attentively listens to Gapad's story. After she finishes, he says: "Ach, you really know how to tell a story, dwarven lady. 'Tis a highly important quality indeed."

He turns to Mallayn and it seems that he wants to say something but then he starts to pay attention to man who just comes to the bar. Another musician, as it seems! Does it mean there could be sort of a competition? Aye, indeed. 'Tis apparent that I could - no, that I should - challenge this unusual gentleman as soon as possible or perhaps e'en sooner...

As Ergolach's thoughts run this way and as he almost maliciously looks at the newcoming bard, he suddenly hears a loud whang as Zarkin falls asleep and his forehead hits the desk. Ergolach quickly turns to see what happened - with his hand placed on the hilt of his rapier - and when he realizes what just happened, he starts to laugh deeply.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on January 31, 2011, 04:10:56 AM
After Gapad finished her tale, Ergolach addressed her first: "Ach, you really know how to tell a story, dwarven lady. 'Tis a highly important quality indeed."
Mallayn nodded. "Truly, a fine tale. And one done justice by the giver. I would almost think you were trying to put me out of a job!" she added merrily, relaxing for the first timesince she entered the tavern. Stories did that, she had discovered. They had a way of breaking barriers and setting people at ease. It was one of the reasons she had chosen this occupation.
It was not for the money.
Which reminded her that she did not have the funds to stay at this fine inn any longer.
Unless...
She turned to address the room at large.
"Hello all, my name is Mallayn and I am a storyteller by trade. I can also read and write, and if there is any reasonable job that I can do for you, I am in need of funds and would be happy to assist you in whatsoever way I can."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on January 31, 2011, 04:16:25 AM
Zarkin looks a Kareesh "Yeah, sorry I have this drinking habit and its been this way since a couple years, I'm trying to quit but it never happens" responded Zarkin.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on February 01, 2011, 06:16:26 AM
Galein

"Have I been here before?! Of course I have, my dear chingu. I believe you and your mother use to call me Feraril Kaorprioon (Jeweled Elf), I believe." she said. 'Of course!' Galein thought as the memories flooded back. Smiling broadly, she said, "Ah yes! I remember now. Have you come back for Brokden or simply just to visit with old friends?" she led the elf toward the bar. Laughing quietly, she then asked, "Or is it my wonderful meals that brought you back to the Kann Kemruhnt?"


Gapad

"Ach, you really know how to tell a story, dwarven lady. 'Tis a highly important quality indeed." said the man. "Truly, a fine tale. And one done justice by the giver. I would almost think you were trying to put me out of a job!" added the woman. The praise made Gapad smile and say, "Thank you, but I owe it to my mother for passing down the knowledge of storytelling."

Suddenly, a loud smack filled the room. Gapad quickly looked as the drunken man regained his composure and sat back into his seat. She moved down the bar so she was in front of him. "You didn't hurt yourself did you?" she asked as the man a few seats down began to laugh.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorgas Ironforge on February 01, 2011, 08:55:48 PM
"None fer me, Hragnur, although the lass might be willing to try our roast goat." Thorgas smiled as he looked at the newcomer. By this time Galein had already walked towards the elf. From what Thorgas was able to hear, it seems that the she was once a resident of the inn, for she knew both Galein and her mother well. Realizing that he was no longer needed here, he turned to Galein and said, "You two look like yer both comfortable enough. I'll be at the ale cellar, an' give me a shout if ye ever need anythin."

Giving a small nod at both ladies, the dwarf strode towards the kitchen; his favorite mug must still be there somewhere.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on February 11, 2011, 08:54:23 AM
"Yeah, sorry I have this drinking habit and its been this way since a couple years, I'm trying to quit but it never happens"

Kareesh's eyes went dark for a moment as she stared down into her drink. Yes, she knew of the dangers there were associated with over drinking. On more than one occasion she had to defend herself against a man who had lost all reason due to his drunkenness. She picked up her cup and tilted her head back as she drank the rest of her drink. She savored the bitterness of the ale upon her tongue as she set the cup back down.

Looking at Zarkin, she gave a faint smile. "A word of advice then, my friend, if one has a problem which is known to him, then perhaps he should stay away from places which entice him into old traps..."

She glanced at the Dwarf maiden who had appeared and expressed her concern for Zarkin's well being. "But I'm sure the Dwarves wouldn't want me sharing that advice with everyone, hm?" she said with another smile.

Best to stay on the best side of everyone....


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on February 12, 2011, 04:14:23 AM
Zarkin looks at Gapad "No, I'm fine thank you" Zarkin says with a weak smile. After having a short encounter with the dwarf Zarkin looks at Kareesh as she tells hi the bit of advice.

 "I guess, but it is a truely hard problem to get rid of, living on my own has really been fun and all but trying to shake the habit of drinking has been the worst of living in my own accompany" Zarkin says to Kareesh with a look of concern in his eyes.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on February 22, 2011, 02:09:39 AM
Odd... it seemed that her address had scared all the occupants of the tavern into silence.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on February 25, 2011, 06:40:31 AM
Gapad

"No, I'm fine thank you." the man who had fallen said. He still seemed a bit dizzy but the fall seemed to give him new focus. Gapad nodded at him and looked at his head for any signs of bleeding.

"A word of advice then, my friend, if one has a problem which is known to him, then perhaps he should stay away from places which entice him into old traps... But I'm sure the Dwarves wouldn't want me sharing that advice with everyone, hm?" the elf said. She gave a quick smile to Gapad.

Gapad laughed at this and said, "Well, he is more than welcome here. We'll just have to keep an eye on him to prevent any more mishaps!" Turning to the man she said, "Doesn't look like you are bleeding but that was a pretty hard smack you had there. Will probably bruise over nicely." She took a cloth and brushed off the counter quickly.

"Can I get either of you anything more? The festivities will be starting here soon and you are more than welcome to join in." Gapad said.


Hragnúr

"None fer me, Hragnur, although the lass might be willing to try our roast goat." Thorgas said glancing at the elf that walked in before walking toward the cellar. From what Hragnúr could tell, the elf had been here before though Hragnúr had never seen her. 'Musta been before I was around.' she thought as she watched Galein and the elf talk.

After a few moments a woman at the front of the bar said, "Hello all, my name is Mallayn and I am a storyteller by trade. I can also read and write, and if there is any reasonable job that I can do for you, I am in need of funds and would be happy to assist you in whatsoever way I can."

Hragnúr waited a few moments for someone else to say anything. She knew in the past storytellers received a free meal and free lodging if they could entertain the other people of the tavern through the night. When no one said anything, Hragnúr made her way over to the bar next to the woman. "Storyteller? What sort of stories do you know ma'am?" she asked the human as she took a seat at the bar.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on February 27, 2011, 11:02:49 AM
Kareesh found herself starting to feel sorry for Zarkin. She had run into many people who had followed the path which he seemed to following at the moment. They were usually the ones you could count on hanging around the bar with a never emptying mug in their hands.

Watch yourself, Kareesh. You can't allow yourself to get attracted to every man who has a sob story. You'll never get any work if you do that....

She glanced down at her empty mug. "Can I get either of you anything more? The festivities will be starting here soon and you are more than welcome to join in."

"Aye, I think I would like to try some of your apple ale, if you wouldn't mind," she said with a small smile. She quickly dug out three sans and laid them upon the bar counter.

Turning more towards Zarkin, she noted the area where he had hit his head upon the counter. The barmaid was right, it was going to bruise. Kareesh raised a hand towards Zarkin's forehead, but stopped right before she actually touched him. She drew her hand back as she brought her gaze down from his forehead down to his eyes. She had to quickly look away. Instead, she looked around the room.

"So, Zarkin, what brings you here to the Kann?" She asked, trying to make the situation less awkward.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on February 28, 2011, 01:21:19 AM
Zarkin noticed how fast she looked away and how much she paid attention to him, she seemed to like him. But then she asked him what he was doing here.
 
 "Well to answer my question, I have just been traveling when I asked a random person if they knew a good bar close to where i was at the moment, and so the young lady told me to come here. So I just decided to come here" Zarkin said as he put his hand under the table and accidentally grabbed Kareesh's hand and quickly pulled away.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on February 28, 2011, 06:43:10 AM
Hragnúr made her way over to the bar next to Mallayn. "Storyteller? What sort of stories do you know ma'am?" she asked the human as she took a seat at the bar.
"Well, I do not know many stories of brave dwarves, as evidenced by the fact that I had never heard of Brok Strongarm. I do know many other tales, of star-crossed lovers and heroes, of oddities and home. I may not be able to sing them, like Ergolach here, but they hold a charm of their own. And if I cannot remember a story requested, I may have it on one of my scrolls. Do you have a preference?"
And perhaps money? Mallayn asked silently; she would have to dip into her education funds, again, if someone didn't hire her.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Miés'áel Cór'yráná on February 28, 2011, 10:28:15 AM
Miés'áel gave a larger smile as Galein remembered her. Her eyes sparkled as she relived memories of the days past. She gave a laugh as Galein asked her about the cooking.

"You know that I absolutely loved your cooking. Part of that could have been the reason for bringing me back here," she said with a laugh. "Honestly, I had forgotten all about Brokden. Apparently, I didn't remember all the details of the Dwarven holidays. No, Galein, the main reason I returned was for a social visit.

She laid a hand upon her old friend. "But, while we are talking about food, I would love to have some of your goldsponge cabbages."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on March 01, 2011, 11:05:43 AM
Falls and fells! Kareesh thought as she moved her hand when she felt his cover her own. Her mind was racing. She didn't come here looking for a man to bed with. In fact, she had never looked for a man to bed with and now that she had the attention of a man, she wasn't quite sure what to do with it.

Kareesh leaned upon the bar counter with both of her elbows. Subconsciously, she played with a strand of her roughly dyed hair. Out of the corner of her eye, she noted that Mallayn was talking to one of the barmaids, and one of the Elves who had entered the tavern, the one with the strangely colored eyes, had approached the bar with another one of the barmaids. They seemed to have a close relationship, something which confused Kareesh.

She closed her eyes briefly as she thought about what she should do. Surely it would be considered wrong to lead on this young man if she wasn't interested in staying with him, but that's what assassin's were good at right? Make people believe one thing while you do another behind their back. But this wasn't for a job, this was in her own personal life.

Inwardly she gave a sigh. She wanted to rub her temples, but didn't want to show Zarkin how much of a difficulty she was having.  Her mind flashed back to memories of her parents and their relationship. They  had always seemed perfect for each other. Was that was true love was like? Was that really something Kareesh wanted for herself. The thought of settling down had never occurred, nor appealed to her.

She opened her sognastheen eyes once more and glanced at Zarkin. Don't even think about it. Why would this one man make you want to settle down and play all nice-like?

"I suppose I ended up here the same way, but I asked more for a place to stay," Kareesh said with a faint smile.

We'll just see where this goes, I suppose...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on March 02, 2011, 10:33:28 AM
There is something im missing here, something she did while she closed her eyes and thought about something ran Zarkins thoughts. Would it be wrong to be wanting to sleep with this lady I mean... "would that be wrong?" Zarkin accidentally said and then looked away with his face burning a ruby red. "I'm sorry for that i quess i just carried away with thoughts that i said something out of sheer stupidity" Zarkin apologized to Kareesh.

  Zarkin thought about many things but everytime he tried to think of something new Kareesh popped right back into his thoughts. There was something different about this woman but Zarkin just couldn't seem to figure out what. Maybe it was the way she looked, very beautiful in what Zarkin thought, he had spent so much time looking for someone to actually like, but Kareesh seemed to be hiding that maybe, just maybe she had feelings for him to? All this thinking hit Zarkin like a huge brick, Was Kareesh trying to get Zarkin in a bed with her?


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on March 02, 2011, 11:03:41 AM
"Would that be wrong?"

She turned her head to look at Zarkin, an eyebrow raising slightly. Her mind raced as she tried to figure out what would have caused him to say that. His next sentence explained it however. A slip of the tongue.

"Ah. Sometimes thoughts do tend to pop out of one's head," she said softly. She wondered at the redness of his face. Surely the drunkenness had come back. He hadn't another drink since he had come to the bar.

Perhaps he is in need of a drink. But would that really be wise for one who has admitted to being overly fond of drink?

She glanced at the menu and noticed that there was a brew designated as being non-alcoholic. Before the barmaid went away, Kareesh said "Oh, and ma'am, why don't you bring a glass of that HearthBerry Juice for my friend here as well." She motioned towards Zarkin.

Giving a smile and a wink in Zarkin's direction, she said "And don't worry about me trying to get you stone drunk. This drink is supposedly non-alcoholic. Wouldn't want you to hurt your head again."

Her eyes glanced at the bruise which was already getting quite dark on his forehead. This time, Kareesh resisted the urge to reach out and push his eophran hair out of his face. Instead, she absent-mindedly ran a finger around the rim of her empty mug.

"So, Zarkin, is there a woman back home pining for your return?" she asked, trying to make it seem as though it was a natural part of a conversation. Married men tended to be hesitant when trying to get some poor woman in bed when they were on the road. Kareesh knew better than to fall into that trap.

Did she really want just a bedfellow for the night? Or something more? Would Zarkin want more if he ever found out what Kareesh did for a living? Inwardly, Kareesh gave a shudder. She was starting to tread in territory she never thought she would tread in. And it could end up very poorly. An exit strategy was already forming in her mind if the need should arise...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on March 03, 2011, 07:02:32 AM
"Thanks Kareesh, for the drink i mean" Zarkin said. And then she asked if he had a wife at home waiting for him to come home, no one had ever asked that before but Zarkin had to answer.

 "Ah, no i don't actually i've never actually met anyone. But this may be a little dumb to say though we just met but you look surely beautiful Kareesh. Ha, if I were to think of us ever setteling down and getting married, you seem like you wouldn't take that as a joke but I find it humoros. I mean just think of an Elf as beautiful as you and a human as dumb as me" Zarkin said. He wasn't feeling himself around a beautiful elf.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on March 03, 2011, 07:19:53 AM
Settle down together? And we just met a few minutes ago. He really must have hit his head pretty hard...

Kareesh tried not to show her total surprise at his declaration of calling her beautiful. She was an Elf maid, was she not suppose to be beautiful by human standards? Not that she ever thought of herself like that, of course. To her, it was just something the poets and bards had said. Until now.

Now she had a human male who had pretty much said, though he tried to disguise it, that he wouldn't mind settling down with her. Her stomach turned uneasily. Now what was she suppose to do? Break his heart? True she had done that and much more in the past but now....

"Honestly, I've never really thought about settling down before," she replied, decided to tread gently around the topic of them being together. "The last time I called a place a 'home' was back when my parents were still alive, back in the port city of Naurooth. Ever since they were killed at sea in a fishing accident, I've been on my own, wandering. The thought has never occurred to me since."

Until now...


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on March 03, 2011, 07:45:43 AM
"Ah, well im terribly sorry to hear that" Zarkin replied as he showed a little bit of sorrow. Something was bugging him about Kareesh and Zarkin just couldn't firgure out what. Ah! now I see it! Why else would she have asked me if I had a wife waiting for me at home, she might have been interested in me! How stupid I am of not being able to think of that?

 Zarkin put an hand on her shoulder and lightly patted her shoulder showing how much he cared, he was obviously attracted to Kareesh although he never showed it she probably assumed that he was just another person seeking attetion, but what he thought of her was that she was just plain beautiful and would make a great friend. Even though he might have wanted to have a wife she seemed like the kind he liked.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on March 03, 2011, 08:11:21 AM
It was when he patted her shoulder that Kareesh knew she was going to have to tell him. Then she would see just how badly he wanted to be with her.

"Zarkin, there's something I need to tell you," she started with a small sigh. "But, it can't be here. It has to be somewhere more....private."

And that absolutely did not sound like an invitation to bed with him.

She reached up and grabbed his hand off her shoulder with one of her own. She looked down at it, her thumb lightly rubbing the top part of his hand. Her stomach was rolling over on itself, just by feeling the skin to skin contact, but she couldn't be distracted. Not when she was so close to finding out if this was just a whim on both their parts.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Zarkin Talker on March 03, 2011, 09:41:12 AM
"Sure Kareesh take me to wherever this private place is" Zarkin said as he felt her rubbing the top of his hand with her own thumb. He was starting to feel very invited by her. Her thumb was warm and it had a tingle sensation that came once she started to rub his hand. Zarkin looked at Kareesh and then he just looked over her shoulder out the window towards the back and saw Blazer standing outside strapped to the pole just by the Kann.

 "Kareesh if there is anything that you want me to know that is important take me wherever you want and then just tell me everything, who you are, why you are here. Just please Kareesh I just need to know who you are" Zarkin said very firmly and as serious as he could make it sound.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on March 05, 2011, 06:37:24 AM
Galein

"You know that I absolutely loved your cooking. Part of that could have been the reason for bringing me back here. Honestly, I had forgotten all about Brokden. Apparently, I didn't remember all the details of the Dwarven holidays. No, Galein, the main reason I returned was for a social visit." A smile never left the young elf's face. Something about the smile was contagious and Galein found herself smiling just as much.

"But, while we are talking about food, I would love to have some of your goldsponge cabbages." Miés'áel said. Galein smiled and nodded before disappearing into the kitchen.

Gadaser was busy creating all manner of food for the night and had already set aside several goldsponge salads. After a few quick words with her sister Galein returned to Miés'áel with the bowl of salad.

Setting it in front of her, Galein leaned against the bar and asked, "What have you been up to Feraril Kaorprioon? Written any stories that would interest an old friend?"


Gapad

Running through the motions of being a barmaid, Gapad delivered drinks and made small talk with a few patrons. She saw the drunken man and the elf walk out of the tavern towards the stables, and soon after another human followed. Not overly concerned by this she continued the motions. All that was needed to start the party was a storyteller to tell the story of Brokden and a few musicians.

She knew that Hragnúr was speaking to the storyteller, so she set about trying to find the musician. Moving to the center of the bar, she raised her voice above the din of the many people. "Some of you may or may not know that today is the festival of Brokden for dwarves. Is there any musicians in the Kann that would be willing to offer their services?" she asked the entire tavern.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Pline on March 10, 2011, 12:59:44 AM
I know the story, but not the tongue I'm afraid, and I can play, if you good people would be willing to hear me of course?

Pline turns to the tavern with his later remark, pulling his mandolin to where his fingers can reach it and playing the first dozen or so notes of something suitably heroic.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on March 17, 2011, 12:00:22 AM
Gapad

"I know the story, but not the tongue I'm afraid, and I can play, if you good people would be willing to hear me of course?" said a strange looking hobbit, his feet giving away a distinct sign of his heritage. At first Gapad was caught off guard by the look of this hobbit but quickly shook that away. She walked toward the hobbit as he started playing an instrument.

Once he had finished his short example of music Gapad said, "Do you know enough songs and stories to keep a full tavern busy for the night?" She glanced down at his mandolin and saw a butterfly tattooed at his wrist. Gapad had seen this symbol a few times before and knew what it meant. She gave him a quick look over and thought, 'He doesn't look like the kind to cause trouble. Will have to keep an eye out just in case though.'


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Pline on March 17, 2011, 10:08:38 AM
"Good lady, I know more story and song than anyone but a master of lore. My stories may not all be dwarven, but ensure you they will entertain."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on March 20, 2011, 08:39:31 PM
Thorin shouted, "Dek! My eyes aren't deceiving me are they lad?"

Dek smiled as he recognised Thorin, "no, Thorin, my friend. Your eyes aren't deceiving you. I am Deklitch Hardin, although I'm no longer a lad."

Then his eyes went to the people near the dwarf, one was another dwarf, a dog at his feet, and a cat, pink and rather fat there as well. A pink cat? Dek thought, Ximax cat, but that means that ... a mage? His eyes continued their journey, and he found himself eye to eye with an orc, and he recognised her, even though the look in her eyes startled him somewhat

"My precious Dek," she said in a voice that was almost a purr, "my precious."

"Ahhhh," he said, "Phlegah ... I am pleased to meet you as well. However I am not your precious ... I am not a piece of jewellry of any kind." Then his eyes returned to Thorin.

"Thorin, its been too long. I am no longer with the Rovers, I have joined the Compendium as a researcher." And Dek pulled out a token from beneath his tunic to show his membership of that organisation.

"So, what have you been up to, my friend," Dek asked Thorin.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Phlegah Sphirn on March 20, 2011, 08:56:48 PM
"My precious Dek," she said in a voice that was almost a purr, "my precious."

"Ahhhh," he said, "Phlegah ... I am pleased to meet you as well. However I am not your precious ... I am not a piece of jewellry of any kind." Then his eyes returned to Thorin.

"Thorin, its been too long. I am no longer with the Rovers, I have joined the Compendium as a researcher." And Dek pulled out a token from beneath his tunic to show his membership of that organisation.

"So, what have you been up to, my friend," Dek asked Thorin.

Phlegah drank in Deklitch's eyes, and his words didn't strike her at first, she didn't hear them at first, but then she did, and said, "you are even more precious to me than any kind of jewellry or gemstone, Dek. You helped to bring attention to the Academy and Ximax itself. anyone who would do that is rather precious in my eyes. You are also rather attractive ... for a human, I mean."

"You see, Master Smith," Phlegah said, turning her attention to Thorin, "Dek came to the Academy and the catacombs to look into the Red Tower and the Catacombs beneath the city and Academy of Ximax. I got to know him quite well during his stay there, and invited him to return at a future time."


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on March 21, 2011, 06:00:57 AM
Phlegah said something so softly that Thorin couldn't pick out what she had said, but only that she had said it with some strong sense of desire or longing. He almost stared at her until Dek regained his attention.

"Ahhhh," he said, "Phlegah ... I am pleased to meet you as well. However I am not your precious ... I am not a piece of jewellry of any kind." Thorin looked back at Dek as he continued, "Thorin, its been too long. I am no longer with the Rovers, I have joined the Compendium as a researcher." Thorin was fascinated by the token Dek and retrieved from his tunic, "I'm going ta have ta ask the lad, well man now I suppose, ta see it. Such craftsmanship."

"So, what have you been up to, my friend," Thorin was about to answer Dek's question when Phlegah chimed in, "You are even more precious to me than any kind of jewellry or gemstone, Dek. You helped to bring attention to the Academy and Ximax itself. anyone who would do that is rather precious in my eyes. You are also rather attractive ... for a human, I mean."

"You see, Master Smith," she said to Thorin, "Dek came to the Academy and the catacombs to look into the Red Tower and the Catacombs beneath the city and Academy of Ximax. I got to know him quite well during his stay there, and invited him to return at a future time."

"Ah, yes. I see... I think. But ta answer yer question there lad, oh I'm sorry Dek, I'm afraid ya might always be a lad in my mind. I've just been getting what work I can, when I can, and where I can."  Thorin couldn't help but smile while talking with his old friend, especially since Deklitch has a rather genial air about him that becomes quite infectious. "Why our mutual acquaintance Phlegah here was actually just asking me ta fix some tools of hers. Though we had yet ta get ta the specifics. But I must say Dek, with the Compendium! Why that's marvelous! I always knew ya'd do something grand with yer life. Once we've finished up our little business here, ya'll have ta tell me what ya've been seeing and writing about. And if ya don't mind me asking, I would very much like ta take a look at that token of yers." A slight glint appeared in Thorin's eye as he thought about studying that token, hoping to one day make something of equal or greater quality.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Galein on March 22, 2011, 09:43:03 AM
Gapad

"Good lady, I know more story and song than anyone but a master of lore. My stories may not all be dwarven, but ensure you they will entertain." said the man.

"If you spread your dwarven stories through the night, you should do just fine. What can we offer you as payment for your services?" Gapad said smiling broadly at a thought of an experience story teller.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Pline on March 22, 2011, 10:27:44 AM
Some food to fill my stomach, drink to keep my tongue fresh and a place to lay my head should your patrons be satisfied with my tales. Pline stands himself up on the stool with a leap, gesturing to the crowd of patrons in the inn.
Come then good people! It is Brokden! Who here would hear the story?


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Salena smith on June 18, 2011, 03:05:51 PM
      Walking many hours and exhausted from her long travels, Salena seen a what looked to be a tavern. Worried it was the lack of sleep teasing her she rubbed her eyes to make sure. Dragging her feet behind her she was able to make it to the doors. Warmth covered her arms like a blanket, and smell of mouth watering food filled her nostrils. Like the first day of summer it made her heart skip a beat with joy.

Seeing a man standing on a stool Salena pulled a seat beside him. Motioning for the barkeep to walk over to order a plate of grub to fill her empty stomach and a drink to drench her thirst.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Miés'áel Cór'yráná on June 21, 2011, 12:51:16 PM
Miés'áel smiled and anxiously picked up a fork as Galein placed the salad before her.

"What have you been up to Feraril Kaorprioon? Written any stories that would interest an old friend?"

Miés'áel sighed as played with her food. "I've been traveling all over Santharia, dear Galein. It's been....enlightening. The world is so different from what I first thought. It's much more callous then it is portrayed in all the stories. As for my stories, well...none that have ever been finished. You know me, Galein. It's hard for me to finish any of my stories. I start off really strong, but alas, they all seem to slip from my mind before I have a chance to finish them."

A piece of cabbage finally made it to Miés'áel's mouth. She gave a smile as she relished the taste of Galein's cooking. This, as well as the fond friendships she had formed, was what she missed most about this place. It was almost like her second home. Granted she had been here more recently than her parent's home.

"But," she continued after the food made its way down her throat. "Enough about me, what about you? I heard your mother has left for awhile. Does that mean you and that wonderful husband of yours run the whole place now? And, more importantly, are there any little Galein's running around in that kitchen of yours?"

Miés'áel smiled as she took another bite, awaiting Galein's response.


Title: Re: Kann Day II, Sundrown
Post by: Thorgas Ironforge on October 31, 2011, 01:12:44 AM
"Sir, may I ask as to what your intentions are for the unconscious man. He was....is....a good friend of mine and I just wanted to make sure that he would be well treated."

It was highly unusual for him to find an assassin concerned for others. He'd thought all their humanity left when they had killed their first victim. To see one entirely different from the ones he had grown accustomed to was... intriguing.

"Eh, I plan to drag both up them stairs. It be wrong fer people to sleep in crittur rooms, lass, much more if there be crazed elves aboot."

While the dwarf spoke, it occurred to him that dragging the people up the stairs will be too much work, as well as potentially disfiguring their faces with each bump up the steps. He can however, leave them here for the time being until they both wake up.

"Do ye want to be left aloon with yer man? Seeing as how yer friends an' all. I could take only the woman if ye wish."