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Title: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Nystacea Korlsdaughter on January 10, 2006, 03:36:23 AM

The storm has raged overnight, battering the little hut with rain, wind and thunder.  Morning dawns much calmer, but dull and drizzly over Feif Tyrsan. The Mithrals are shrouded in their spring robes of grey cloud, and the swollen streams of the area cloak the depression in which Holt sits in a moist fog.

As the travellers awake from their beds and start upon the road - all bar the dwarf, who refuses to be awoken - they can see strange, white shapes like ghosts which are arrayed in rank upon rank on either side of the road, when the mist parts.  Those who have been here before know that these are the shrouded fields where the sou'cald moss is grown on rows and rows of logs which are kept shaded under large sheets of cloth, but to those who have not been there it might - to the more imaginitive - look like an army of ghosts come to claim their souls, especially in this dim, dismal weather,

The road begins to slope downward from the hut.  As it does the air becomes stiller as they move further into the shelter of the hills on the east of the town which protect Holt from the wind.  This has its drawbacks, however, as the stench of the town collects here and even a storm such as they had last night can only lessen it somewhat.  The smell is bearable, if unpleasant, and the travellers should become accustomed to it by the time they reach the township.

Edited by: Tasuli Rose at: 1/9/06 23:08


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on January 12, 2006, 04:45:23 AM
Pellaghia and Mimi rode with their new acquaintance down the road towards Holt. It was not far away now, not more than ten strals, maybe less. You could tell this from the stench which got stronger with every ped. There was only a little grove of fir trees and baychtrees still to cross before Holt could be seen, with this rocky part in the middle of the trees which was well loved by the children of Holt to play adventure games - if they had the opportunity to get away from the village this far.  Pellaghia had bound a cloth in front of her nose as had Mimi. Not that this helped much. But as she knew from earlier visits, you got use to the stench once you stayed there for a while till you didn‘t notice it.

Mimi however didn‘t have this knowledge - at least not experienced on her own, and so she muttered all the way long that she couldn‘t stay it.

„It may be better in the village itself, Mimi dear, at least in your aunts house, for it is on the north side of the village and when the wind blows strong enough from north east it will blow away at least part of the smell.“ Pellaghia comforted her.


„Can‘t we ride a bit quicker then, grandma? This way we will come earlier to her house and don‘t have to endure this awful stench?“ Mimi pleaded.


„No, Mimi, I doubt that your dear little horse would like to gallop the next ten strals and then it will just stop and stand still and might want to go on for some time. Better we are not this quick but have a steady pace, don‘t you think so?“


„No, I don‘t , I think my horse want to be rid of this stench as well and would run as quickly to get away!“


„We don‘t want to try this out, my dear.“
Pellaghia answered, and with this the affair was settled.

But it didn‘t take long, and Mimi had another problem which needed attention. This time she rode quite close to Pellaghia whispering:

„Grandma, I need a privy!Now!“


Pellaghia looked at her sighing:

„Don‘t you think you can hold it till we are with aunt Elsie? It would be slightly difficult to do it here, and you would have to be longer in this stench..?“


„No, granny, I can‘t , I forgot to go this morning!“


„Then we have to stop and go just behind this boulder over there, come on, I tell the others that they should go on without us.“


But this was not what Mimi wanted either, she didn‘t want to part with this elf who had a bird or miss the one with the sheep and this funny riding animal. So she proposed to Pellaghia:

„I have a better idea! I‘m riding on very quickly till I‘m in this little grove down the road, there I do what I have to do and when you will arrive I‘m already finished and we can go on and don‘t loose time.“


„I don‘t like the idea that you will be on your own down there, but well, Holt is not far away, maybe only five strals, go on and wait for us at the group of boulders!“


And Mimi rode on with a delightful cheer. It didn‘t take her but five minutes to enter the fir trees and she was out of sight and able to find a place to relief herself.

It took about half an hour till the rest of the party entered the grove and another five minutes till they reached the group of boulders Pellaghia had in mind. The road led them directly through the group of massive stones each of them piling up to fifteen peds and more, an ideal ground to climb on for adventurous kids. They were nearly through and Pellaghia expected Mimi to be here where the road left the boulder area, but there was no Mimi.

„Mimi, Mimi! Where are you?“
Pellaghia called out, but no Mimi came to frighten them she had expected she would. The woman became angry with her granddaughter and ranted:

„I knew, I shouldn‘t have allowed her to go ahead on her own, but I really thought it would be a good idea. Now I have to look for her and then I find her playing in a hole!“

She demounted and asked Hieronimus,

„Hiero, won‘t you mind and hold the reins of my horse till I have found her? She is surely not far away.“

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 1/11/06 20:48


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on January 12, 2006, 05:46:23 AM
Hieronimus came to hold the reins, but he was a wide travelled man and knew to read a track, at least a track which was so fresh as this one.

„Look over here, Pellaghia! I don‘t think you will find Mimi here. See over there, where the stony part of the road gets muddy again - there is a fresh track of a horse, I would say, not older than half an hours, probably fresher. And it has rained all night, so this track can‘t only be from Mimi‘s horse. She has just a pony, and no horseshoes - this would fit, wouldn‘t it? she has gone on to Holt and didn‘t wait for us to come.

Let‘s go on and find this little brat!“

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on January 12, 2006, 05:47:23 AM
Pellaghia agreed with a heavy heart. What should she say? Hiero had convincing arguments, though she thought she would prefer to search a bit around. But the weather, a cold drizzle was surely not inviting to climb up these wet stones and rocks, so she agreed to go on. It would be just another half an hour till they reached Holt and then she would have her little girl back.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on January 12, 2006, 06:35:23 AM
Tythle had rode Notre quietly listening to the banter go back and forth between the to ladies ahead of him. He had watched Mimi ride a head with a little worry and now that she was possible lost or worst he quickly offered his assistance. "Pellaghia I could send Scion up to search for her from the sky, it would give us a great advantage in finding her." Scion ruffled and preened a little as he heard his name being said. The large hawk puffed out his chest, taking on a proud and capable demeanor.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on January 12, 2006, 08:58:23 AM
Vince had been riding toward the rear since Vah had a habit of running up to the front of the group, then ran back along side Vince when he got too far ahead. Shén was getting restless, not liking the slower pace that had been set.  Vince hadn’t seen Mimi ride off ahead, and when they slowed near a bunch of boulders and he saw that the little girl was gone and Pellaghia looked angry…then worried.  The others talked about what might have happened to the child.  Hieronimus saw tracks that suggested that she had gone ahead, Vince silently agreed with him.  

"Pellaghia I could send Scion up to search for her from the sky, it would give us a great advantage in finding her."

“That is a good idea,” Vince added, before suggesting, “I think Hiero is right, perhaps I should ride ahead and look for her?  Shén wishes to run and it seems like now is as good a time as any.”  


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on January 25, 2006, 10:26:23 PM
Ishmaelion:

He look around him, not seeing the llittle girl who had become their company. Ishmaelion legs were hurting and he was barely able to keep up with his band of friends. Stretching out his hand toward the elf on horseback, Tythle, he said:

Tythle, my friend, would you mind if I ride abit alongside thee on your beautiful horse, my bones aren't what they used to be.

Having said this he started looking for Mimi again, when Vince said:

I think Hiero is right, perhaps I should ride ahead and look for her? Shén wishes to run and it seems like now is as good a time as any.

Ishmaelion nodded at the friendly figure: I think that would be a wise idea.

Ishmaelion

Edited by: ishmaelion  at: 1/25/06 14:28


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on January 27, 2006, 08:30:23 AM
Pellaghia is ill out of sorrow, but she doesn‘t know, what would be now the right thing to do.

“Tythle, it is nice that you offer your bird, please let him fly. But I fear, he can‘t see Mimi, if she would be anywhere around here. Well,“ and now she sighs heavily “let us ride on and hope, that she is already in Holt - it is not far away. Vince, please wait for us in front of the Blue Inn, if you should find her. And thank you.

Let‘s go!



And she kicks her horse much rougher than usual and starts down the slight slope of the road.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on January 27, 2006, 02:23:23 PM
I think that would be a wise idea.

Vince nodded and hopped off Shén, picked up Vah, set him on Shén’s back, and began to secure him so he wouldn’t fall off when Shén picked up the pace.

Vince, please wait for us in front of the Blue Inn, if you should find her. Pellaghia said with a sigh.

”I will be waiting for you at the Blue Inn, hopefully with the little one.” Vince shouted as he nudged Shén, who took off running.  Within a few moments, Vince was out of sight on the winding road.


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on January 27, 2006, 06:00:23 PM
Hieronimus was driven to comfort Pellaghia  somehow, but didn't know what to do or say. So he just nudged Grey, his horse, to go on and followed her down the road.

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on January 28, 2006, 12:05:23 AM
Tythle:

The elf watched as his companions strode forward and nodded. He held his head close to his bird, and whispered soft words. The Bird rose up from his hand and started souring the skies, looking for the little girl. He sighed as he turned to Ishmaelion, who was standing on the ground holding out his hand.

Yes, please mount, I'm sure my horse can carry us both, he said while patting his trusted horse on the back.

Ishmaelion:

Ishmaelion saw hieronymus and pellaghia leave as well as Vince and he regretted the events which had caused this schism. Where would that girl be? He turned his look to the elf, Tythle, who had just launched his bird and said that Ishmaelion could mount his horse. Ishmaelion bowed his head in gratitude and started to mount the horse...

...And fell to the ground...

...And tried again...

...And finally...

...He suceeded in mounting the horse and patted Tythle on the back.

I'm free to go, dear elf

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on January 28, 2006, 12:08:23 AM
Tythle:

The philosopher had mounted the horse and the two set of and quickly regained pace with Pelaghia and Hieronymus.
Tythle gestured to the air:

If Mimi's out there, I'm sure Scion will find her. His ragged voice seemed full of sympathy for the old woman.

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on January 31, 2006, 01:02:23 AM
Shén has been in an all out sprint for several minutes now, the forest now scattered trees around him.  The smell, which was only a minor inconvenience earlier, was getting worse and worse.  Vince scanned the road ahead, for any sign of Mimi’s horse, then looked to his left, searched for a horse, then to the right, and searched for a horse, but to no avail.  A few minutes later, Vince was in holt, he patted Shén on the neck, and bid him to slow down to a brisk walk.  The Blue Inn…shouldn’t be that hard to find… Vince thought as he wandered through the surprisingly surly town, being thrown glares and sneers and just about any sort of mean face that could be made.  By Ava, I think if Shén wasn’t so big, and if I didn’t have my spear out and on my back, these people would out right attack me!  Vince thought to his horror.  Suddenly, Shén stopped, which shook Vince out of his thoughts.  He looked up and saw a sign for The Blue Inn, and, with his heart rising, he saw (or thought he saw) Mimi’s horse tied up out front!  

Vince jumped off Shén and ran inside.  He looked the room over, with no sign of the girl, he ran up to the barkeep and yelled, “Have you seen a little girl?  She has red hair, green eyes, freckles?!” Vince frantically asked.


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"

Edited by: Vince Dark at: 1/30/06 22:22


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Nystacea Korlsdaughter on January 31, 2006, 07:40:23 PM
The barman looks up from his work and eyes Vince suspiciously as he bursts into the tavernroom.  The few patrons around at this early hour look up from their tables with the same mistrustful look on their faces.  "Who are you?" he asks of the elf in a rumbling tone, "And why'd you come here? Who are you to be bursting in here?"  His voice is quiet and not really threatening, but the barman's demeanour leaves little doubt that Vince is not welcome, and that his problems, such as they are, are of no interest to him.




Nasty Lady



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on January 31, 2006, 11:44:23 PM

Tythle and Ishmaelion had followed Hiero and Pellaghia and were now riding with them. He tried to persuade Grey to walk a bit faster, but the old horse didn‘t want to. Finally he reached Holt and soon they were in front of the „Blue Inn“. Mimi‘s horse was there! Maybe the brat sat in the inn and had ordered a meldarapple Fizz!

Vince‘s elk was in front of the inn as well, the sheep was still tied to the elk's back which looked very funny and Hieronimus would surely have presented the party  his sharp tongue, but in this situation he could not be his old self - at least not the funny part of himself. He wished he would not be a cleric of Grothar, but one of Seyella and able to look into the future, but all wishing did not help now.  

H.Kupfdrubus

Edited by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus at: 1/31/06 22:06


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on February 01, 2006, 12:52:23 AM
Pellaghia had followed Hieronimus and arrived with him at the inn. She was  relieved to see Mimi‘s horse. Maybe she hadn‘t want to relieve herself in the wood and went on to the toilet of the inn? Though this had not been a good idea, for this was not a place she would visit voluntarily. But a little girl couldn‘t know this. Yes, she was surely here!

She demounted and went into the tavern to look out for her granddaughter. But there was no sight of her, the only face she knew well was Vince‘s, though one or the other was distinct familiar to her.

“Vince, is Mimi here, have you seen her? Or these people here?“



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on February 01, 2006, 01:56:23 AM
"Who are you?" the barkeep asked Vince in a rumbling tone, "And why'd you come here? Who are you to be bursting in here?"

Vince was surprised at himself, normally very slow to anger, but the rudeness of the barkeep and the sheer urgency of the matter was just more than he could take.  Vince cast the barkeep a cold look before curtly responding, “I am Vince, and I came in here in search of a little girl who got lost, her grandmother is worried sick, now, have you seen the girl or…” Vince trailed off, seeing that Pellaghia came in through the door and looked around.  When she saw his face, she asked, “Vince, is Mimi here, have you seen her? Or these people here?“

Vince turned his head to her and said, in a calmer tone, “I have not seen here, and we will soon find out if these people have.” Vince turned back to the barkeep, “So, have you seen her or not?


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Nystacea Korlsdaughter on February 01, 2006, 04:20:23 AM
The barman looks from Vince to Pellaghia and back, a spark of recognition flickering across his face as he looks at the older woman.  Don't I know her? he wonders to himself.  Well, either way, she's not one of these arrogant adventure-seeking types, he decides.  Turning to Pellaghia he shakes his head.  "No, none like that have been in here." He scrubs a blue-tinted hand through his hair as he looks from the wild, untrustworthily beautiful elf, and back to the sensible, half-familiar looking older woman, trying to reconcile in his mind what they could be doing together.  




Nasty Lady



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on February 01, 2006, 07:02:23 AM
The hope which had flickered for some moments was gone and it was worse than before. Why was the horse here in front of the inn and Mimi was not here? Should she have gone to her niece - but she doesn‘t know, where Elsie lives, she hasn‘t been here before.

Pellaghia sighed, then she suddenly remembered the name of the barman: Greff.

„Thank you Greff, if you should notice something or hear something, please give word to Elsie Grinham, I‘m Pellaghia, her aunt.“

She hoped, that the man would pay more attention or even help with the search. But now she had go to Elsie first, maybe Mimi was there! Only Seyella knew the curved ways fate takes often.

„Vince, I have to see after my niece, but I will be back as soon as I have seen her. Please wait for me till I‘m back.“

She left the inn, informed Hieronimus and quickly rode a few hundred peds to the little house her niece occupied at the northern edge of the small village. But of course Mimi wasn‘t there either. Elsie welcomed her very much, for the baby was already on the way. Pellaghia checked her briefly and saw, that it would be a difficult birth. Elsie had already lost a newborn child, so Pellaghia had to stay with her. She told the pregnant woman, that she would be back soon and went back to her travel companions. Her heart was tight and she nearly couldn‘t breath out of fear for Mimi. Her sweet, little Lotann. But there was no choice, she had to ask the men to search for Mimi , but she had to stay back to help deliver a baby.



 



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on February 01, 2006, 07:31:23 AM
Hieronimus demounted as well, but stayed outside to watch over the horse and the elk. But maybe that was just a bad excuse for not knowing what to do in this situation.

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Nystacea Korlsdaughter on February 02, 2006, 04:26:23 AM
Greff nods his head as the light of recognition spreads over his face.  "Ahh, yes, Elsie's Aunt.  Well, Pellaghia, we'll thank you to keep an eye on that one while you're in Holt," he says nodding to where Vince stands, completely ignoring the reason for which the two had entered his tavern.  "We don't want his type standing around causing trouble." As the woman left, Greff frowned once more at Vince and went to the other end of the bar, muttering half-audibly about lazy foreigners who'd never do an honest day's work in their lives, and about what was the world coming to that respectable women like that would travel with one of these untrustworthy travelling types.




Nasty Lady



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tasuli Rose on February 02, 2006, 09:11:23 AM
Jonah, a young boy around the age of ten, burst through the door of the Blue Inn as he barely managed to stop running before colliding with the bar. Rapidly his breaths came as he cast about the common room with his azure eyes, his blonde hair drenched in sweat. Rags were loosely hanging from his small frame, his ribs visible through the tears in his meager clothing. Only the slightest hint of blue showed on his hands, as he had not yet worked enough with the sou'cald moss to develop the blue hands that his elders possessed. In a loud high-pitched voice, he called out to everyone in the inn.

"Oi, are there any healers here? Ol' Jeb fought off the men that seized the girl, but they were too much for him. Fool of an old man, he can barely walk on his own yet he attacks armed men with only a hoe."



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on February 02, 2006, 01:12:23 PM
“Vince, I have to see after my niece, but I will be back as soon as I have seen her. Please wait for me till I‘m back.“

Vince let out a sigh, “Yes, I will Pellaghia.  Please hurry back.” The last thing he wanted to do was stay here and wait, he wanted to go out and help.  The bartender said something but Vince ignored the man, already sick of this town.  

He was walking out side, to let Vah down, when another little kid burst through the doors yelling, "Oi, are there any healers here? Ol' Jeb fought off the men that seized the girl, but they were too much for him. Fool of an old man, he can barely walk on his own yet he attacks armed men with only a hoe."

Vince looked at him startled before saying, “I am no healer, but one of my companions may be.  And what girl did they take?  What did she look like?” Vince was at a loss, this boy was in a hurry and Vince had too many questions on his mind.


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on February 06, 2006, 10:13:23 PM
When arriving in front of the inn, Hieronimus was still waiting patiently that something would happen and Vince was  about to leave the inn. Ishmaelion and Tythle had not yet arrived - had they not comforted her on the road, where were they?

She turned to Hieronimus as the only one she knew well. Riding to him she bend down, laid her hand on his shoulder and asked him.

„Will, I have to go back to Elsie, she will have her child soon and there will be complications. She lost already a newborn. So I need to go back. Could you organise something to find Mimi? I know you can do it, you are a good man. Thank you, I knew I could rely on you.“

She didn‘t  wait, if  Hieronimus agreed, but just took it as a fact that her old acquaintance would do what she wished.

Then she looked at Vince:

„Vince, I just met you and don‘t know you at all, but could you please help Hieronimus? He is not the youngest anymore and he might need help!“

She treated Vince not differently to Hieronimus, but turned her horse around and before any of the men could say a word, she was gone.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on February 08, 2006, 07:10:23 PM
Hieronimus  listened to Pellaghia with rising fear to be made responsible for looking after a young girl, but before he could protest, Pellaghia was gone. What should he do now? Though he had been here in this village already, he didn't know the people like Pellaghia knew them...

Vince was about to come back from inside the tavern - was he, or not? Should he demount and invest what was happening inside? This boy who ran into the tavern seemed to be quite upset, but when thinking at Mimi, than he had probably seen a dead cat or a frog with blue spots!
Hiero preferred to stay on his mount, his bones were aching terrible in this wet morning, and he didn't want to add more stress to his old joints.

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tasuli Rose on February 09, 2006, 08:03:23 AM
“I am no healer, but one of my companions may be. And what girl did they take? What did she look like?”

For a moment, Jonah cocked his head to one side as he peered up at the elf, seeming to judge whether or not this stranger was worth his time. Evidently this stranger and his companions were the only help he could hope to receive, and he feared that Jeb was badly injured. With a sigh, he walked toward the door of the inn before turning his head to peer over one shoulder.

"Are you coming or not? Ol' Jeb ain't getting no younger."


After passing through the door, new life seemed to pulse through his body as he raced ahead with the energy of youth. Ducking beneath a horse upon which sat an aged man, he continued to run, glancing back every so often to ensure that he was being followed. After a few moments, he passed beyond the village itself as he ran through fields of grain. Upon reaching a place in the field where the plants were trampled as if by the hooves of several horses, he halted and glanced about impatiently for the elf.

Lying on the ground near his feet was an old man, almost completely bald with only a few strands of white hair yet clinging to his scalp. Blood flowed freely from a head wound despite the shirt that had been roughly tied around his head. A woman stood nearby, her white hair loose around her shoulders. From the way she wringed her hands upon the hem of her dress, it was evident that she was worried about him as he was her husband. The only other person nearby was another worker, a couple of decades younger than the other two yet still beyond his youth. It was apparent that he stayed to help the healer should the boy manage to fetch one.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on February 09, 2006, 08:36:23 AM
Hieronimus still sat on his horse waiting for Vince - or Ishmaelion and Tythle - when the boy who had run  in the inn just a few minutes ago came out again  - and dived under  his Grey!He looked back as if he wanted somebody to follow him... Hiero frowned. Where were his companions? He needed them to find Mimi!  

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on February 09, 2006, 11:27:23 AM
"Are you coming or not? Ol' Jeb ain't getting no younger."

With that the little boy ran out of the inn.  Vince stood there in shock for a moment before running out of the inn after him.  The child didn’t even listen to me.  I hope this man isn’t hurt very bad, I don’t know much about healing, and I don’t think Heironimus does either.  Maybe Ishmaellon and Tythle are back…Vince hoped as he ran out of the inn, almost running into Heiro, who was still on his horse.  

”Heiro!  Did you see a little boy run out of the inn?  I think he knows where Mimi is!”  Vince yelled to his elderly companion, not really waiting for a response.  He hopped onto Shén, and winced when he looked at Vah, who gave him a pathetic look for leaving him on top of Shén.

Vince turned to his friend, having completely forgotten about the boy’s predicament. “Heiro, do you know anything about healing?  Someone got hurt trying to help Mimi.”  Vince winced, hoping his friend could help more than he could, and hoping to hurry so they wouldn’t lose the boy.


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on February 09, 2006, 09:50:23 PM
Hieronimus got alerted, as he heard „Mimi“! A man was injured while helping Mimi? And Pellaghia was not here and would not come either, apart that he didn‘t know, where this Elsie was living. He turned Grey around and followed Vince out of the village through some fields of grain.  

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on February 10, 2006, 05:19:23 PM
Tythle:
The elf steered his horse into the village, very aware of the fact that people were looking at Ishmaelion and him from almost closed windows. Not a nice village, he thought.
He steered his horse towards the inn where his companions were supposed to be, but to his unpleasant surprise, noone was there. Turning on his horse to Ishmaelion he said in his harsh tone:

It seems as though our companions have gone missing


Ishmaelion:
Sitting behind Tythle, Ishmaelion only noticed he was in the village when he saw the first houses by his side. What a ghastly village this is!
When they had reached the inn, the elf turned to and spoke.

Ishmaelion blinked and looked around. He unelegantly dismounted using a method that would most suit a rock falling from a tree. After he had gathered himself he turned upward to the elf.

Wait here, I will enquire in the inn if they have seen our friend.

He entered the inn.

Ishmaelion

Edited by: ishmaelion  at: 2/10/06 9:26 am


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on February 10, 2006, 06:25:23 PM
Tythle:

As Ishmaelion dismounted and entered the inn, Scion approached the elf and flew directly to his shoulder. For an bystander, it would have looked like the two were having a conversation before Scion flew up again and took to the sky once more. Tythle was troubled, Scion had seen Hieronymus and Vince galloping fast behind a boy. What was it that they were doing? He'd had better found out.
Trusting his firned Ishmaelion would be able to stand his own, judging there was no time to go in side the inn and explain it all to Ishmaelion, he turned his horse and galloped in the direction Scion had seen Hiero and Vince were riding.

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on February 11, 2006, 03:26:23 AM
Vince slowed Shén down as the little boy stopped, looking for the wounded man.  Vince saw what he thought to be a worker standing around, a worried old women…and then, on the ground, an elderly man with a shirt awkwardly tied around his head, with blood flowing freely from it.  As Vince got off Shén, taking Vah down with him this time, Hiero rode up next to him.  

“I don’t know if there is much I can do for him, Hiero, can you help him?  Vince asked worriedly as he walked toward the old man laying in the field.  Vah walked alongside Vince, happy to be off of Shén, who was wandering around the field a bit, looking for something to eat.


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on February 11, 2006, 08:11:23 AM
Hieronimus followed Vince as fast as he could, but his dear old Grey wasn‘t as quick as Vince‘s elk. So when he arrived, Vince was already standing next to an old man who lay on the ground, with a cloth around his head, saturated with blood.Two other people were staying around as well, but Hiero didn‘t take notice of them.

Vince asked him, if he could help...

Hiero demounted quickly, suddenly his old and not working joints seemed to be forgotten.

„I can‘t do much, but I know how to do a proper bandage around his head, so the bleeding will stop. But what is as urgent as this, somebody has to carry him home, and we can‘t do this. And we need  Pellaghia.

While he looked into his saddlebags and retrieved from there a little package he told the boy.

„You surely know where Elsie lives, the woman who is about to get a baby. Run over to her and tell Pellaghia, that if it is possible she could come, tell her what you know. And then try to get some men with a stretcher. This man can‘t ride anymore.“

He didn‘t even check, if the boy did what he had ordered him to do, but knelt beside the old man, removed the cloth and analysed the wound. He couldn‘t see much with all the fresh and old blood, so he tried to clean the wound just a bit with his water and some cloth he carried with him for such purposes. A bandage out of spidersilk followed. This not only stopped the bloodflow, but soothed the pain a bit and might help, that the wound would not get worse.  

„That is all I can do. Now we have to wait, till somebody comes with a stretcher and hopefully pellaghia has time for him and the baby doesn‘t come in this very moment. “

Now he looked at the two other people standing near, apart from Vince. And now he had the time to ask them:

„How did this happen, who was it, and what do you know about that little redhaired girl? “

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tasuli Rose on February 11, 2006, 09:17:23 AM
Jonah

For a moment, the boy just stood there, wrinkling his nose in disgust at the thought of obeying the command of an outsider. At any other time, he would have refused, yet it was clear to him that ol' Jeb needed help and he did indeed know where Elsie lived. With a nod of assent, he dashed off into the village. In only moments, he was standing before Elsie's door, loudly knocking and shouting for Pellaghia.

"Pellaghia! Ol' Jeb needs your help!"

Mavis


At first, she just stood there, silently watching as the stranger bandaged her husband. It was a moment she realized that she was being addressed and with a startled gasp she looked up at the stranger. Furrows appeared along her forehead as she considered his questions, trying to remember the events that had transpired earlier.

"A red-haired girl? My eyes aren't what they used to be, so it may have been a girl that the men took, or it might have been a large melon. With my sight, I can never be sure. Jeb has the sight of an eagle and would be able to answer you once he awakens, or you could ask Jonah upon his return. Boys his age often tell tales, him more so than others, so the truth will not easily come from his lips."



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on February 12, 2006, 09:43:23 AM
Pellaghia was busy; the child was on the way, but the birth was difficult. Suddenly someone knocked at the door and shouted : "Pellaghia! Ol' Jeb needs your help!"

Pellaghia rushed quickly to the door to find a boy of ten standing outside.

„ What‘s the matter with Jeb? I can‘t come just now. Tell me, quickly, I don‘t have much time!“



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tasuli Rose on February 14, 2006, 05:51:23 AM
Tapping his foot impatiently, Jonah burst out into speech as the door opened, speaking each new thought as it entered his mind.

"Ol' Jeb is dying! He fought fifty giants with a flaming sword! The first twenty died after only a stroke from his blade, yet the twenty first one caught him square on the head with a club. A pool of blood a stral wide stains the ground 'neath his head! Even now, Queprur comes to claim him!"

Upon hearing that she couldn't come, his jaw fell agape at the thought, and his high pitched voice rose in volume.

"But you have to come! He'll die without you."



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on February 14, 2006, 10:59:23 PM
Pellaghia listened intently to the exited boy. Despite the seriousness of the situation she had a hard time to suppress a smile.

„Slowly, slowly, calm down, boy. The giants are all gone by now, right? Tell me, where Jeb is and who is with him? Who told you that I am here?“



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on February 15, 2006, 06:52:23 AM
Tythle flew down the small street until he came to where the other companions were. He gave a quick sharp whistle causing Notre to come to a complete, somewhat bumpy stop. He slipped down off his horse and quickly found his way to Hieronimus' side. "Hieronimus, my friend I also have skills in healing, how can I help you?" He knelt down on one knee and looked at the old man for instructions. He gave a quick look about and saw that Vince was there but not Pellaghia. "Where is she I wonder? Still searching maybe..." He mused for a few moments more before bringing his attention back to the matters at hand.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tasuli Rose on February 15, 2006, 07:36:23 PM
A moment passed as Jonah attempted to calm himself, having little success. His foot yet tapped impatiently as he waited for Pellaghia to accompany him. Worry for Jeb built within his mind, as he knew this woman to be his only hope. Without her, he would surely die, leaving Mavis as a widow. The boy was quite fond of the old couple as Mavis would often give him a slice of bread, commenting on how he was always hungry, whereas Jeb would regale him with tales of places man has never been. As Pellaghia finished speaking, the words flowed from his lips, slower than before yet still rushed.

"A man older than the sea itself asked that I fetch you. I reckon I don't know his name, but he sure knew you. Jeb is lying yonder in the grain fields with a busted head. Please hurry!"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on February 16, 2006, 12:45:23 AM
Pellaghia‘s thoughts were racing. She couldn‘t come with the boy, the actual birth was too near. She hated to have to decide which life she should save - if there was a choice. But she knew, Elsie and her child were in urgent need for her, while she didn‘t know how serious Jeb‘s wound really was. A man older than the sea itself  had asked him to fetch her? That could be only Hiero. He had himself some healing skills, though not many. That had to do! She told the boy to wait for a minute, fetched her bag with the herbs and choose some, putting them in a small pouch, along with some clean cloth. She looked after a small bottle with a medical drink as well and poured out what she might need here, left only what Jeb might need.

“Boy, I can‘t go with you, Elsie and the baby will need me soon. But you can do something for Jeb. Here, take these herbs and the liquid back to him and Hiero, I assume. The herbs have to be covered by the cloth and put directly on the wound. The fluid you need to give in Jeb‘s mouth, that is for his heart!You give both things Hiero, he knows what to do with them. And then, now LISTEN! You will run back to the inn and fetch some help from there, I want some of the men there go out with a stretcher or a blanket will do as well and fetch Jeb and bring him here to this house, so that I can have a look at him. And if these men are not listening to you, tell them I, Pellaghia, has sent you and if they will not do what I have asked them to do I will tell the whole Mithral Coast down in every village and town what for people are living here who don‘t care for one of them. Maybe the Holt Blue won‘t sell as good then as it did before!And now run!“

Pellaghia was nearly out of breath. This boy had surely already asked in the inn, why else would Hiero be on the field. But this blue dye seemed to have an effect which made people apathetic. With a sigh she went back to mother and child, hoping she had not just done something wrong.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on February 16, 2006, 12:01:23 AM
Hieronimus hadn‘t noticed, that Tythle was now here as well, and so he was very glad as he heard him say, that he knew something about healing, for his knowledge was very limited.

„Glad you are here, for I am not very useful here, I just  wrapped this spider silk around his head, but nothing else. Hopefully you know more than I do.! He got hit on the head hard, I don‘t know more either - but he might know where Mimi is - if conscious again!“
Hieronimus raised making room for Tythle. „I hope you can help him more than I could!“

H.Kupfdrubus

Edited by: Talia Sturmwind  at: 2/15/06 16:02


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on February 16, 2006, 12:30:23 PM
Vince nodded to Mavis, "Thank you, my friends are doing all they can for your husband, I am sure they can help save him."

Vince didn't wait for a response and turned around to go find Hiero.  When he did, he saw Tythle bend over Jeb.  Vince was relieved to see him, hoping he had more medical experience than Hiero.  But something was off.  Ishmaelion!  Where was he?  Vince ran over to them, Vah running to keep up with the elf.  "Tythle!  It is good to see you!  But where is Ishmaelion, I thought he was with you?"  


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on February 16, 2006, 10:44:23 PM
Unnaware of his companion's distraught, Ishmaelion had walked into the inn and approached the bar.

Good day to you, my dear friend, might I enquire something of you, if the gods are willing to best me with their immortal wisdom?

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on February 17, 2006, 08:32:23 AM
„Glad you are here, for I am not very useful here, I just wrapped this spider silk around his head, but nothing else. Hopefully you know more than I do.! He got hit on the head hard, I don‘t know more either - but he might know where Mimi is - if conscious again!“

"Tythle! It is good to see you! But where is Ishmaelion, I thought he was with you?"

The Ranger silently nodded at Hiero's update on the man, he was glad that Hiero had packed the wound that would help but for the mans mind that would be another thing altogether. "I'll see what I can do." He rasped and snapped his fingers once, rose and turned as Notre came forward. He rummaged around in the saddlebags for a moment before coming up with what he was looking for. Orc draught, nasty stuff but he had used to wake people, most humans for their delicate taste, before. He also brought out some herbs for a tea that would help keep off infection. "Hiero could you get me some hot water ready, for if he wakes up he will need it."

The Ranger was about to uncork the bottle when Vince’s words came to his ears. He quick turned his head and answered the other elf’s question. "Ishmaelion is at the inn, if you could tell him I'm here, I did really tell him where I was going." He turned once more to the old man, and began again to uncork the bottle. He lifted the mans head and opened his mouth and poured some of the liquid down his throat and for a moment the ranger thought he saw the man swallow, he waited to see if the drink would wake him up from his stupor.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Nystacea Korlsdaughter on February 17, 2006, 09:14:23 AM
In the tavern

The barman looks at Ishmaelion as he speaks, a deeply distrustful expression upon his face.  Too many foreigners around today, he thinks.  The look on his face turns into an openly hostile glare as he realises he has no idea what the robed man is saying.  Picking out the enquiry, he barks one word - "What?" - but it is obvious he'd rather this stranger would just go away.




Nasty Lady



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on February 17, 2006, 09:36:23 PM
Hieronimus thought about how long it would take him to bring water to boil, then answered Tythle:


„Bringing some water to boil will take quite some time here on the field, Tythle, shouldn‘t we try to get him to the village where he could be looked after? We are four men with this fellow over there now to carry him carefully, we could use a blanket. We can‘t leave him here and go to lookout for Mimi, even if we knew were to start. I wonder, where this boy is, he should have seen Pellaghia by now and returned back!“

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on February 18, 2006, 01:59:23 AM
The Bartender had an unseemingly ugly glare upon his face and barked a single word to Ishmaelion.

WHAT?

Ishmaelion, obviously used to such comments from countless of disbelievers he had encountered on his journeys, conjured a smile upon his own face and spoke eloquently.

Dear sir, I am deeply stressed to find my companions, they have been here I supose, as that was what they were planning to do. Could you shine your intellectual light on this matter? My heart churns to find them, they who have been my companion only recently, and of whom I have already development a certain liking. Certainly the stars and the skies tell of things to come, of hopes unvaulding and plans acasting. This, which I call fate, has brought us here, to Holt, this marvelous place, the pinnacle of the painting industries, and we, that is my companions and I, mean no harm to annyone but those who trespass against our goals.

Ishmaelion frowned

Although I do not know too clearly which are our goals...    

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on February 18, 2006, 03:13:23 AM
”I’m afraid I agree with Hiero, the sooner we get him someplace where he can be looked after, and cared for properly, the better.  And as much as I would like to go find Mimi, we have no where to start, no clues, no hints, not even an idea of what, or who, were looking for.  I have some blankets we can use to help carry him back.  Besides, from what I heard the boy say, Mimi is alive, there is no sense running after the people who took her when we know nothing about them.  Vince said with a solemn look on his face, wishing they could go after her.  He whistled for Shén, who promptly trotted over.  Vince dug through the bags, and pulled out some heavy blankets.  


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Nystacea Korlsdaughter on February 18, 2006, 08:16:23 AM
In the tavern

Listening to the little man pontificate, Greff the barman got more and more confused to the point where he was almost ready to throw Ishmaelion out bodily.  By now the small handful of patrons in the room were watching the exchange, some looking angry, others slightly bemused.  Greff had almost reached his breaking point when Ishmaelion stopped, looked puzzled and said "Although I do not know too clearly which are our goals..."

A broad, if cruel grin splits Greff's face and he starts laughing at Ishmaelion, just laughing as if he were some poor idiot almost beneath his notice.  A few sniggers come from the patrons, which swiftly are joined by a chuckle, until all the people in the bar are roaring with laughter at Ishmaelion.  Finally, Greff manages to gasp through his tears of laughter: "Get out, fool.  If I knew where your friends were, I wouldn't tell you.  Why not head south and go for a swim?  There's a nice little creek there," he says, grinning.  This last prompts another gale of laughter from the assembled Hothans.




Nasty Lady



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on February 18, 2006, 08:31:23 AM
"Yes, yes of course you are both right." Tythle moved to the side of the man and arranged the man and carefully turned the prone human on to his side and waited for Vince to place the blankets beside the victims back. "Let us take him to the inn, Ishmaelion still should be there." The ranger hoped Ishmaelion was still safe at the inn and was now waiting for them.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on February 18, 2006, 10:17:23 PM
Ishmaelion had noticed that the face of the bartender grew darker and more menacing with every worth spoken. But then suddenly the bartender showed Ishmaelion the uggliest grin he had ever seen... And he started laughing?!? Soon the whole inn laughed at Ishmaelion and the philosopher grew a bit agitated.

"Get out, fool. If I knew where your friends were, I wouldn't tell you. Why not head south and go for a swim? There's a nice little creek there,"

At that the whole inn jeered at him and laughed at the philosopher, and Ishmaelion had reached just what he could take:

Fool? Fool?!? Me?!? Who has seen the terrors of the night, not the semi-silent black nightmare you know, but the real thing, the horrors of the dreams of the Unseer! Yea, the fullest sight of the Beasts of Doom has been imparted on me and I have lived to tell the tale! Ishmaelion pulled his cane from his robe and waved it menacingly in front of him. So! You tell me I'M the fool? No sir, it is YOU who is the fool here, failing to realise the import of my dealings here! Tell me NOW, have you seen my companions?!!!

Ishmaelion

Edited by: ishmaelion  at: 2/18/06 14:19


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on February 19, 2006, 06:27:23 AM
Hieronimus watched as Tythle turned the man carefully around, so that Vince could put the blankets under him. Where was this boy? He should be back by now! With Pellaghia or without, but with some information! Oh, if only this situation would solve soon and if only he could relax in a rocking chair. What about the men who had taken Mimi? should he ask his god to send bad weather, so that they couldn‘t progress far , but had to wait? But what if Mimi suffered even more then? Hiero‘s heart was aching. Why hadn‘t he stayed back in Nepris!

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tasuli Rose on February 19, 2006, 06:37:23 PM
Jonah

His mouth hung agape upon hearing that she could not come, his mind beginning to mourn for Jeb's imminent death. Yet Jonah refused to abandon hope now, as her instructions provided the old man with a chance at life. Without saying another word, the boy turned and raced along the path between the huts as he frantically beat upon doors, searching for capable men to follow him. At each door he was greeted with the same scene, adults laughing at what they believed to be another of his tales. Even his own parents would not heed him, yet his mother did allow him to borrow a blanket, humoring her son so that he may stop this foolishness sooner.

Attempting to balance the herbs, liquid, and blanket on his arms as he ran, only barely succeeding, he returned to the field wherein Jeb lay. Shocked to see so many strangers gathered about the old man's prone form, he stumbled forward as he hastily tried to halt, dropping what he was carrying. Forgetting entirely about the herbs and blanket, he rushed forward to Jeb's side and stood over him, his stance defensive as he glared at each stranger.

"What'll doing to em? The man be close enough to death already, he do no need strangers prodding his body. Leave off, or you'll have me to contend with!"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on February 20, 2006, 02:23:23 AM
"What'll doing to em? The man be close enough to death already, he do no need strangers prodding his body. Leave off, or you'll have me to contend with!"

Vince looked at the child and said calmly, “You remember us I assume,” Vince said, pointing to Hiero and himself, “This is another of my companions, the ones that I said could help him.  Now, I see that Pellaghia is not with you, did she tell you what we must do?  Quickly child, time is one luxury we do not have.”


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Nystacea Korlsdaughter on February 20, 2006, 02:51:23 AM
In the tavern

The change the came over the little man was quite something to behold.  The righteous wrath that shone from his eyes seemed, if not particularly menacing, at least to be filled with the conviction of his words.  It was the words which gave Greff pause.

Uneducated people from small villages tend to be fairly superstitious, and the Holthans are no exception.  At Ishmaelion's mention of "beasts of doom", Greff's eyes widen.  Rushing around the bar, he reaches Ishmaelion and yells "And now you would bring them down on us?  Did I not say I don't know where you friends are?  Get out!  Leave here! We'll not have you bringing foul night-beasts to this place!" he says, and with that, he attempts to push Ishmaelion bodily out the door.  




Nasty Lady

Edited by: Nystacea Korlsdaughter at: 2/20/06 4:55


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on February 20, 2006, 09:11:23 AM
Tythle arranged the blanket and even more carefully than before set the old man on it. As he did this he tested the mans neck and found no swelling, nor any weakness in the leanth of it. "Well there is some good news, his neck is fine which improves his chances of waking and being well...if his neck had been hurt..." He looked up at his compainons and then at the boy. "Come, I have a small feeling that our friend might be worrying about us." The ranger stood and took one end of the blanket and wiated for Vince or whoever to take the other end.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on February 21, 2006, 04:23:23 AM
Hieronimus, not having to tend the old man anymore, saw the boy coming and drop everything before he posed himself over the old man, trying to defend him. Hieronimus went over to him, pulled slightly at his arm and asked.

„Boy, what did Pellaghia say?“ Then he saw the items the boy had dropped to the ground and went to pick them up.

„Here are herbs and some liquid! What did Pellaghia tell you, boy -  you want to save your friend, don‘t you?!“

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on February 21, 2006, 10:00:23 PM
And now you would bring them down on us? Did I not say I don't know where you friends are? Get out! Leave here! We'll not have you bringing foul night-beasts to this place!

With these words the much taller and bigger man pushed Ishmaelion through the door unto the hard earth of the road. Ishmaelion jumped up and raised his cane to the sky and started reciting a lecture in his most low and harsh voice.

Hear me, Hear me! Ye who has not listened to my words! The Dreamer will awake! The Unseeing eye wil See and scorch the earth with its glare! And you, who has not taken notice of tha warnings, will be there, among the Damned, and they will punish you for your ignorance! This has been said by the goddess Seyella, and I say it to you now, acursed one!

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tasuli Rose on February 22, 2006, 06:50:23 AM
Glancing from one stranger to the next, Jonah slowly stepped away from Jeb, blushing as he realized how he had overreacted. His eyes widened in surprise as the old man grabbed his arm, and he furiously tried to remember the woman's words as he stammered out a response.

"U-hh, s-hhe said to f-etch men and a stretcher." He grinned broadly as he realized that there were now enough men gathered to carry Jeb back to Pellaghia. "But these two elves look strong enough to carry Jeb! I doubt a man of your age could lift more than a pebble, and you may not even be able to walk unassisted. Redd could carry you if your legs are too weak." He nodded to the silent worker idly sitting nearby as he listened to the conversation.

Having forgotten completely about the herbs and their uses, he didn't mention Pellaghia's instructions to Hieronimus. Walking around Jeb, he glanced at the blanket they had placed under him. In his customary high pitched voice, he berated the two elves for their slowness.

"Well? What are you waiting for? He won't walk to Pellaghia on his own!"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Nystacea Korlsdaughter on February 22, 2006, 08:59:23 AM
Slamming the door shut, Greff leans against the inside, ostensibly to stop the philosopher from gaining re-entrance, but mostly so that something other than his legs would hold him up while visions of palid-skinnned, yellow-eyed tusky monsters dance across his eyes.   Hearing the stranger's words, the innkeep's skin turns a greyer shade in fear, but the door stays shut on the philosopher.




Nasty Lady



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on February 23, 2006, 08:21:23 PM
Hiero looked at the boy with disbelief! I doubt a man of your age could lift more than a pebble, and you may not even be able to walk unassisted. Redd could carry you if your legs are too weak." If this little brat would still stand next to him, he would have lifted him up and shaken him till his brain would have fallen out! So he reminded himself, that he was a wise old man and this just a stupid little boy. But what about the bottle and the herb-pouch? He went up to the boy, grabbed on of his ears and held it with considerate force , twisting it slightly.


“I might have weak legs, but I have strong fingers! And now you tell me what for are these herbs and what should we do with the content of this little bottle you chose to let fall so carelessly! Or do I have to come to think that you are either not caring for Jeb or are as stupid as one of these blue mushrooms growing here?“

And with a furious expression he looked down at the boy and waited for an answer.

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on February 26, 2006, 09:25:23 AM
"Come, I have a small feeling that our friend might be worrying about us."

Vince grabbed the other end and whistled for the elk and the sheep to follow, who both weren’t far behind him to begin with. “I certainly hope your friend makes it,” Vince said to the little boy, “It  should not a long walk back.”


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on February 28, 2006, 06:56:23 AM
Tythle began to lead the little group back to the inn. When the inn came into view the comical sight almost caused the ranger to laugh out loud. "Calm yourself, Ishmaelion, I'm sure he just misunderstood you." He spoke calmly himslef, but joy was clearly seen in his eyes. He turned and looked for the boy that had been so worried about the man now in their care. "Boy could you get the inn keeper to let us in?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tasuli Rose on February 28, 2006, 06:59:23 PM
Jonah

Twisting about in the old man's grasp, the boy vainly tried to escape before finally sighing in defeat. His words were rushed as he spoke, wishing to hurry so that he may be released.

"The herbs and bottle? Um, they're supposed to be placed within his mouth, I think." Regaining somewhat of his defiant nature, Jonah scolded the man for having to question a boy. "And why don't you know their uses? Pellaghia said you would! Is your mind so senile that you cannot remember basic facts? Do you even recall your name?"

Finally escaping the man's grasp, the boy ran ahead as the two elves carried Jeb upon the makeshift stretcher. Upon reaching the inn, he glared at the both of them as he began to shout at them for their incompetance.

"Fools! Pellaghia said she wished for him to be delivered to her, not to the inn!"

Without waiting for an answer, the boy angrily stalked off in the direction of Elsie's home where Pellaghia was now staying.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on March 01, 2006, 01:15:23 AM
"Fools! Pellaghia said she wished for him to be delivered to her, not to the inn!"

Vince gave the boy a cold look. “Boy, we came to your aid, I suggest you lose that tone.  Now, I’m afraid I do not know where Pellaghia lives, if you would take your time to help us get there, instead of making fun, things would move a lot quicker, wouldn’t it?”  Vince shifted his end of the weight a little while he waited for someone to direct them to Pellaghia, or for the rest of the group to get fed up with the child and simply leave the man in the inn.  


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on March 05, 2006, 09:49:23 AM
Hieronimus was speechless, which happened very seldom. What a naughty boy! How could he, Hieronimus know, what for the liquid was, there was no sign on the bottle. And the herbs were surely not meant to be eaten. Tythle seemed to know what he was doing and so Hiero didn‘t insist on applying the medicine Pellaghia had sent. Instead he just watched the two younger men carry Jeb to the inn.

At the inn they met Ishmaelion, but Hiero‘s attention went back to the boy, who shouted at them, that Pellaghia wanted to have the ill man at Elsie‘s house.

“Vince, I think he wants to show us the way, and with the old man knowing where Mimi is, we have to do something to get him to consciousness again. Let us follow the boy and hope, that we will be rid of him as soon as we are there. If he says more to me like he has already, I might do some unintended prayers just to get rid of him!“

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on March 05, 2006, 01:15:23 PM
Tythle just stood, slightly appalled at the sudden and rude outbursts that the young boy had in the last few moment. He almost smiled at Hiero's last comment, but hid the smile and nodded. "That is a good idea my friend, lest us make haste then, to relive the boys worry of course." He glanced at the child for a moment before looking back at his companions.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on March 07, 2006, 01:10:23 AM
"Go on, go on, Tythle, Vince, follow this dirty brat and hopefully Pellaghia knows what to do - with both, the man and the boy!"

Hiero waved towards the two men so that they should continue a bit faster. He worried quite a bit about Mimi now. Could Ishmaelion be of any help? He looked back to the philosopher.

"You need to come with us, if you want to help find our little girl, come on, before a mug full of ale meets your skull!"

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on March 07, 2006, 09:27:23 AM
"Go on, go on, Tythle, Vince, follow this dirty brat and hopefully Pellaghia knows what to do - with both, the man and the boy!"

He nodded and turned to Tythle and nodded and then he turned to the boy.

“Well, don’t stand there all day, take us to Pellaghia”


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tasuli Rose on March 07, 2006, 05:22:23 PM
Jonah

His strides became hurried as the words of the strangers reached his ears. How could such fools, as all strangers were, dare to question him, a native of Holt? Only for the well-being of Jeb did the boy suffer for them to be near him, yet they continued with their demands that he guide them.

Remembering that he needed the strangers, for now at least, Jonah slowed his pace and weaved through the various huts until he stood before the one belonging to Elsie. After knocking loudly on the old wooden door, he leaned against it as he awaited the arrival of the strangers.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on March 08, 2006, 07:25:23 PM
Aron, Elsie‘s husband heard the knocking and came to the door, where he saw nothing than a little boy he knew well as one of troublemakers in the village. From inside the house one could hear a woman‘s screams, probably Elsie‘s.

„What d‘you want?“ he grumbled at him. “No time for your kind of bugs right now.“



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Nystacea Korlsdaughter on March 09, 2006, 04:53:23 AM
Ishmaelion

"Calm yourself, Ishmaelion, I'm sure he just misunderstood you," says Tythle, appearing with the others behind where Ishmaelion stands, seemingly calling all the worst demons down upon the Holthans.  

Finishing his diatribe, 'Mael stops and turns to them.  "Who is this you have with you?" he asks.  Before he can be answered, however, Heiro cuts in.

"You need to come with us, if you want to help find our little girl, come on, before a mug full of ale meets your skull!"
 

Determining to find out more on the way, Ishmaelion casts one last curse at the firmly closed door of the Blue Inn and follows his companions.  




Nasty Lady



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on March 09, 2006, 06:28:23 AM
Tythle arrived with the old man as Elsie's husband finished addressing the young boy that had led them to the small house. He winced at the screams he was hearing and wondered a moment about what was happening until he came to the conclusion that Pellaghia was helping deliver a baby! "No wonder she could not help us right way" He thought to himself



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on March 11, 2006, 06:41:23 AM
As Aron was about to send the boy away, he saw several men coming towards his house, two of them carrying a blanket with an injured man between them. He recognised him as one of his village, Jeb. And he was unconscious and had a bandage around his head. Bad thing.

„What happened to Jeb?“ he asked, but he didn‘t move nor invite the men in.  



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on March 17, 2006, 06:59:23 PM
Hieronimus stepped forward and answered: „He was hit on the head by, no idea who, but since then he is unconscious. Is there any possibility Pellaghia could look after him? He might know something about the whereabouts of her granddaughter, for this fellow here“ he pointed to the boy „said something about a redhaired girl they took with them or .. I don‘t know. he finished a bit helplessly.  

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on March 17, 2006, 07:12:23 PM
„Well, then come in and lay him on the  bench over there. I will go and ask Pellaghia , if she can come.  “

He vanished in the next room, from where voices could be heard. Soon afterwards Pellaghia came over, greeted all and looked then at Jeb's bandages.

„The bandages look quite good, but I don‘t like the fact, that he is still unconscious, Have you given him the drops I sent with the boy?“  she looks around, but sees only people shaking their heads. With an stressed voice she continues. „Then let us give them to him now. If his heart is better, the whole body is better. I will undue your bandage now, for it could press to strongly on the injured skull and cause the unconsciousness, or at least prolong it. I need hot water, there is still some over there on the hearth, please get me some and fresh cloth as well. Hiero, you know how to assist, come over and help me.“

Carefully she removed the bandages. The blood was dried and Pellaghia could dap the most away. Jeb had quite an awful looking head wound and his skin needed to be stitched together. Pellaghia had it soon done, experienced she was quite quick. afterwards she put an assortment of fresh herbs on the wound and put just a light bandage over it.

„So, that will stop the last bleeding and help to heal. But when he will be awake again, and if at all, I don‘t know. “

 



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on March 17, 2006, 06:15:23 PM
Hiero did as he was told and fetched the desired cloth and the water. When she had finished, he sighed and said to Pellaghia.
„Pellaghia, he has to be conscious son, he might be able to tell us something about the men who captured Mimi. At least this boy said something about it

H.Kupfdrubus

Edited by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus at: 3/17/06 10:17


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on March 17, 2006, 07:20:23 PM
Pellaghia‘s face went white.

„ For what for purpose do men catch and kidnap a little girl they don‘t even know to whom she belongs? She isn‘t dressed as if she would have rich parents! Boy, what do you know?“



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on March 18, 2006, 06:10:23 AM
Tythle stood still during Jebs quick re-bandagng took place. Now that the old man was no longer a concern the tanned ranger pondered the little girls fate. He hoped that fate had been kind and that the child was well and whole in body and mind. His eyebrows rose a bit when he remembered Scion was still looking for Mimi, so there still was the possiblity of finding her even if Jeb did not wake from his deep sleep. He stepped forward makeing little sound and took a spot beside Pellaghia, "Scion is still flying above us looking for her in the forest areas near by, he will look faithfully until he finds her or...until I give him the oder to stop, there is still hope."



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tasuli Rose on March 18, 2006, 06:55:23 AM
Jonah

Switching nervously from one foot to the other, Jonah waited as Jeb was carried inside, following the men silently. He was a constant shadow of the adults, peering around them as he attempted to watch Pellaghia tend to Jeb. Blanching at the sight of the bloody wound, his eyes widening in surprise at the amount of blood, he rushed to Jeb's side, worriedly peering over him.

"Will he be alright? I don't know what I'd do without him!"


As Pellaghia confronted him, Jonah slowly backed away, glancing back and forth nervously until his back slammed against the wall. Swallowing nervously, he stuttered slightly as he began to answer.

"A red haired goddess rode through the field, garbed in green. Suddenly, demons arose from the ground, riding dark unholy steeds. Fearsome they were, wielding swords of flame. Jeb wielded only a hoe, fighting valiently as he defended the maiden's honor, failing nonetheless. Falling to the ground, his wounds mortal, Jeb watched helplessly as the maiden was carried away."

Glancing toward Jeb, a smile spread across the boy's face.

"His eyes are fluttering! He's about to awake!"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on March 23, 2006, 12:08:23 AM
The philosopher had watched the whole seen with a sort of absence of mind which always took hold of him when he had been angered. Damn the ignorance of the people!
The news about Mimi's possible kidnapping really shook him too, he was not accustomed to such barbarism.

He leaned forward when the old injured man seemed to be waking.

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on March 23, 2006, 03:55:23 AM
Vince stood near the door, all but fed up with this child.  Their only hope was that Jeb woke up and was well enough to tell them what had happened to Mimi.  If not, Vince could try and track the band down, but he did not know this area, and really did not want to have to escape from the band in unfamiliar territory if they set a trap.  Vince stood up and walked over to Tythle and whispered to him, “We cannot wait too much longer, every second we wait for Jeb Mimi gets further away.  I can track the group, who took her but I do not know how well Hiero would fair, and Pellaghia would no doubt want to come with.  We will need a plan for finding Mimi if Jeb does not tell us anything in the next day or two.  Vince hoped that what he suspected was true.  A pet like Scion was the pet of a hunter or a tracker.  Vince knew he could track, and with Tythle’s help, they could find the band and probably take Pellaghia and Hiero with, though fighting an armed band it would be better if they stayed.  He had no idea about the abilities of Ishmaelion, but he doubted he would be much help in tracking or fighting.  


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on March 23, 2006, 06:12:23 AM
Tythle absently nodded, his mind switching on to a more of a planning mode. "You are right of course, and if those bandits are on foot, or even mounted, they are most likely tiring by now and have slowed their pace. It would be best of we could start this day, not the next, to track Mimi." He fully turned now facing Vince fully. Worry could be seen clearly on the rangers face. He always liked children, and Mimi seemed the sort that you could easily become good friends with.

"Do you think that they would let us go on ahead today and they could catch up in the next few days or so?" At the moment Tythle doubted it but he was still hopeful that they could get out there as soon as possible when the tracks where still relatively fresh.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on March 23, 2006, 01:24:23 PM
"Do you think that they would let us go on ahead today and they could catch up in the next few days or so?"

“Doubtfully, but we don’t have much of a choice.  I am already packed for a long trip north.  We must try to see if the others will let us go on ahead.”  Vince grimaced, hoping that the two of them could go on ahead, but also hoping that if they did, the others would not get lost behind them.  


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on March 25, 2006, 08:46:23 AM
Hieronimus watched Pellaghia mending the headwound again, and it seemed to help. Jeb‘s eyes were fluttering. Hiero prayed with all his might to his god, that Jeb would know something. Not that Grothar was the god who was very knowing in fulfilling wishes of that kind, but it helped to soothe his upset emotions.

„Pellaghia, he moves! and addressing the old man himself, he nearly shouts:

„Jeb, wake up, we need you! “

In this moment he realises, that Jeb‘s wife is not in the room, nor the man who was on the field - where were they gone? But he didn‘t ask, nor did it bother him in the moment.

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on March 26, 2006, 06:57:23 AM
„I see it Hiero, be quiet, it may disturb him.“

She looked at the slightly moving Jeb, rearranged the cushion under his head and stood up.

„There is nothing I can do for him now. Stay here and watch him, if he awakes he might try to get up what should of course not be allowed. I have to go back to Elsie! Please, be careful with him, and tell me, if he has said something about Mimis whereabouts.“

With her face showing her sorrow about her missing granddaughter she left the room.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tasuli Rose on March 26, 2006, 12:39:23 PM
Jeb

His eyes open fully as he glances about the room, taking in his surroundings. With a shout, he tries to rise, his hands flying to his head as he collapses on the floor, kneeling next to the bed upon which he had lain. His gaze is steely and unwavering as he looks at each stranger in turn, his lips pressing together in determination. Lifting his head as his fists clench, he speaks in quiet yet confident tones.

“Come to finish what ye started? Ye will find me to be more difficult than a mere girl. May Queprur forever condemn your souls for daring to harm a youth. Attack me if you dare! Until my dying gasp emanates from my lips, I will fight you.”

Once more he tries to rise before finally accepting that his balance is not as it should be. Blood soaks the bandages upon his head as the wound is reopened.  



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on March 27, 2006, 01:28:23 AM
“Jeb, you know me! I‘m Hieronimus Kupfdrubus and you are here in Elsies and Aron‘s house and Pellaghia who you know as well is helping her to get her child. Lie down again, your headwound has broken up again.“

Pellaghia had said to watch out and that h might move, but this had happened so quickly none of them had reacted.

Hiero bends towards Jeb and tries to help him back to the bench. He hopes Jeb recognises him, for he, Hiero might be well known here, but he does not know every villager along the Mithral coast and he is not sue about Jeb.

“Jeb, we need to know, what happened to Mimi! what can you tell us. Thee men here have nothing to do with it, they came with Pellaghia, Mimi and me from the shelter down south the Mithral road.“


H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on April 03, 2006, 07:00:23 PM
Ishmaelion startled when the man suddenly woke up and spoke up. He was glad that Hieronymus reacted so swiftly and with a soothing tone. Ishmaelion knew that he would probably only add to the poor old mans confusion by being there so he walked softly towards the door where Vince and Tythle stood and he whispered softly.

Maybe it is wise for us strangers to leave now, we would only cause old Jebb more confusion. Hieronymus seems perfectly capable of talking to the old man and a friend is often trusted more when talking to alone.

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on April 13, 2006, 11:06:23 AM
Vince nodded at Ishmaelion, “We could get a head start in looking for these men.  What do you say Tythle?  This is probably the best chance that Mimi has, unless Jeb over there knows where they are heading.”

He sighed, thinking about how Heiro and Pellaghia would find them.

“But if we do go now, one of us would have to stay behind with Heiro and Pellaghia, I doubt that either could track the riders, or us for that matter.  But if we wish to catch the riders, we would have to leave this instant.”

This situation did not please Vince one bit.  But still, there was nothing he could do, he simply hoped his new friends would have a better plan than him.


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"

Edited by: Vince Dark at: 4/13/06 3:07


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on April 14, 2006, 05:50:23 AM
"That is true my friend," Tythle scratched his head thinking about their delay. "Well your mount is defiantly faster than mine, why don't you go and I will follow with Heiro and the others.?" He offered eyebrows rose in question.

Scion gave a whistle from outside letting his master know that he was back. Tythle hurried outside and brought his bird back into the house. It looked like the two of them conversed in some way before Tythle looked up with a smile on his face. "Scion has found a group of man traveling about 10 strong just north of were Jeb was found."



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on April 16, 2006, 07:26:23 PM
Ishmaelions forehead wrinkled when he heard the news Tythle brought them. Ten men? How are we going to best them?

"Dear friends, how are we going to handle this? We are but with the three of us currently, while Hieronymus and Pelaghia are still busy handling the injured man and the pregnant woman.
What can we do? Ten men is a lot, and I do not doubt you prowess in battle, but I am afraid I would already have troubles handling one of them. Maybe we could sent one of us to keep tracking them, and see if there is a smart way to get Mimi out without too much fighting.
Tythle, could your bird be atuned to Vince and thus able to corespond to us his exact location? Whe could then follow Vince, while he is tracking the bandits."


Ishmaelion waited in silence while his thoughts were racing through his philosophical head.  

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tasuli Rose on April 22, 2006, 08:59:23 AM
Jeb

Recognition seemed to flicker across the old man’s eyes as the former cleric spoke. Having calmed somewhat, Jeb pulled himself back up on the makeshift bed, holding his head with one hand, his gaze curiously peering at the strangers, not trusting them as any sensible inhabitant of Holt would. Still, he knew something of Hiero, if only by reputation. It was enough for him that these strangers were trusted by a devotee of Grothar. Speaking slowly as his strength had not yet entirely returned, he answered the questions to the best of his ability.

“Mimi? The name is unfamiliar to me. Perhaps you mean the sweet girl in a faded green dress. She had barely reined her horse to a halt as she enquired about the way to Holt in a voice a lark would envy before being set upon by those men. I am no hero, but I could allow them to take the child. The fool that I am, I attacked three armed men with only a hoe. Without even glancing at me, one of them struck me with the hilt of his sword. As I fell to the ground, my last sight before the light faded was of the three of them riding away from the rising sun, the girl carelessly tossed across one of their saddles, bawling for what my ears heard as ‘Pelahia’. If only I were more than a simple villager, then perhaps the villains would not have taken her so easily.”

His eyes closed as his head dipped forward onto his chest, sleeping soundly and snoring loudly, his unconscious body not offering any resistance as Hiero’s gentle hands laid him upon the bench once more.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on April 25, 2006, 02:59:23 AM
Hieronimus sighed. Jeb had fallen in a deep sleep which was no better than when he had been unconscious. But at least he had met Mimi, for the girl he had defended had called out for Pellaghia.

“There, three armed men riding away from the rising sun.“ Hiero gets up and joins the other three men at the door. he hasn‘t heard about what Tythle has told the others about what Scion has seen.

““What are we doing now? Away from the rising sun could mean, they took the road to Rolyri. The pass between Erandor‘s thumb and the Bald Mountain  is quite low and easy accessible. I‘m worrying a bit, that I could hold you up, for now we have to be quick to catch up with them. “

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on April 25, 2006, 03:05:23 AM
OOC: Look at the map I posted in the OOC thread!

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on April 26, 2006, 01:58:23 AM
Ishmaelion heard the words of Hieronymus and pondered on the question before them.

My friends, it seems as though we are presented with two different choices, Tythle's bird has found riders in an other direction than the direction the old man says they took Mimi. What should we do? I know swiftness is necessary, and I am afraid I also will slow you down. What should we do?

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on April 27, 2006, 02:18:23 AM
Vince sat next to the door, his eyes low, and one hand on his forehead, the other across his stomach. “I have an idea.” Vince said, his voice low. “I can track the group of ten riders, see if they have Mimi or not, if Tythle can have Scion follow me, then I can send you a message some how, a note or simply telling the bird if they have Mimi or not.  If they don’t, then Scion can lead me back to you, who would track the three armed men.  I am worried that the three men could have either joined the ten riders, or are going to join the ten riders.  This reminds me of a time I was tracking a pack of wolves, we suspected them of killing a number of our herd, only this time, instead of blood I am looking for a little girl.” Vince paused for a moment and looked at the floor. “Regardless of what we do, we must hurry, we can not delay any longer.”


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on May 01, 2006, 03:08:23 PM
Tythle nodded as Vince spoke the plan out. "Yes Scion could follow you as a guide and as a messenger. I see how your plan could work my friend." He turned to Hiero and  Ishmaelion. "Are you up for an adventure?" He smiled as he said this for he so did enjoy traking and being in the woods, hunting in a way. He went over in his mind what he would need to have inorder to track these men and to hopfully find Mimi.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on May 03, 2006, 04:24:23 PM
Are you up for an adventure?

At this Ishmaelion smiled, and pattd his companions on the shoulder.

Always my friends, always!

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on May 04, 2006, 02:14:23 AM
“Good, I will leave to the north to track the group of ten riders.  I hope to see the rest of you soon.” With that, Vince turned and left the house, he ran over to Shen and Vah, both were eager to get moving.  He rubbed Vah’s wooly head and scratched him behind his ears. “I’m sorry little friend, you need to ride on Shen for a while.” Vince picked up Vah, and set him on top of Shen, then swung himself over Shen, with Vah in front of him.  He whispered in his ear, “Run north, be swift and quiet, we’re going hunting.”  Vince grinned and pulled his spear out from the pack behind him as Shen ran.  He held the spear close to Shen and took off the leather sack he had around the tip, so it wouldn’t accidentally cut something, and put the pouch back in his pack.  Within a few moments, Vince was out of Holt and into the windy rolling hills.


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"

Edited by: Vince Dark at: 5/3/06 18:16


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on May 10, 2006, 01:04:23 AM
"I'm afraid I will only hinder you in your forthcoming, you need to ride fast if you want to catch up with these bandits. I will follow slowlier. Are you going to take the other road now?" Hiero asked Tythle and Ishmaelion.

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on May 10, 2006, 11:07:23 AM
Tythle nodded "I would like to leave as soon as possible, but we should get some suplies, I personally don't want to run around in the forest with no food or shelter, though I could provide both in a fasion after the elven way I bet you both prefer to be on the ground when you go to sleep." Tythle talked in elvish and Scion a moment or two beofre letting the hawk out through the window after Vince.

The bird flew along smoothly katching up with the speedy elf with little effort. The bird flewlow and set off afew whistes to let Vince know that he was there and tagging along for the ride. The bird took note of any land marks that he could send to Tythle later to help them find where they were headed.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on May 11, 2006, 01:36:23 AM
„Well, then, you two try to speed up and I will follow you with Grey as quickly as I‘m able to. I think, that Elsie can provide you with what you need. it is the granddaughter of the woman who looks after her after all. “

Hieronimus left the room to look after Elsie‘s husband Aaron, who might be able to give him, what he needs. It didn‘t take long, and both men reappeared with the arms full of stuff, food mainly, drinks and food for the horses.

„Here we are, anything else you need?“

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on May 17, 2006, 04:40:23 PM
Ishmaelion walked around, the thrill of a chase giving him energy beyound his age.

Yes Tythle, let's get moving!

He took hold of most of the supplies Hieronymus brought and stuffed them in a bag he had carried with him. Turning to Tythle he said:

Could you carry the rest with you? Then we can go, and may the love of Seyella shine upon our brows!

Ishmaelion

Edited by: ishmaelion  at: 5/17/06 8:43


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on May 24, 2006, 01:48:23 AM
"Yes, Notre will be able to take the rest, she is young and strong, she will be able to bear it long and well." He grabbed the last of the supplies and walked outside the gray sky still looking like it was threatening rain but the ranger had bigger things on his mind than the weather. Calling Notre over to him the elf began to get ready, with speed and accuracy he finished his pack in only moments later, he turned toward the house and waited for the other two to join him.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Vince Dark on June 24, 2006, 10:56:23 AM
Vince wasn’t having a hard time tracking these riders to the north, they made no attempt to hide their movements what so ever.  Shen ran swift, bounding over the terrain much easier than any horse would.  I will catch up to them before sundown, I know that much Vince thought, But I may not be able to see Mimi in the dark…we must quicken the pace  Vince leaned in and tucked his bods as close to Shen as he could and said, “Faster my friend, faster!”


"How do you dream? I mean, what can you dream of; if from under your forest ceiling you have never seen the stars?"



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on June 28, 2006, 04:11:23 AM
Before he walked after Tythle, Ishmaelion turned around to Hieronymus and suddenly felt sorry for the old man, staying behind, when the smell of an adventure is rising...

Hieronymus, friend, will it suffice for you to stay here? do you not feel the stirring of greatness, the heaviness of the air around you. The winds changing, blowing towards adventure? Seyella herselfs is aroused and is watching this very instant. My friend, I have the feeling this will not be just some quest to rescue Mimi, but that there will be more greatness in the end. Will you not rather accompany Tythle and me? Give your hart to faith, and live the life it gives you.

With these words, he extended his hand to the former priest.

Will you come with us?

Ishmaelion

Edited by: ishmaelion  at: 6/27/06 20:13


Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Hieronimus Kupfdrubus on June 28, 2006, 05:35:23 AM
Hieronimus took the hand the philosopher held out for him in both of his own, and with a sad smile he answered:

„Ishmaelion, I appreciate, that you invite me, but I feel, that I will hinder you in finding Mimi quickly. Go on, and try your best. I will follow you as soon as possible and if it is Grothar‘s wish I will be able to meet you again. Just journey quickly and find our little girl!“

Abruptly he turns around and leaves the room. He doesn‘t want Ishmaelion to see his longing to accompany him and his tears of desperation for his age doesn‘t allow him to join the two.

H.Kupfdrubus



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on June 29, 2006, 04:11:23 AM
Tythle silently put the finishing touches on packing as he listened to the two of them discuss whether or not Hieronymus would come. The ranger himself thought that his company would be welcomed but as the old priest said, speed was desperately needed at this moment. He clinched the last strap and turned lightly putting his hand on Ishmaelions shoulder. "Come, we need to get moving, and though feel the same as you do about Hieronymus not coming we have no other choice presented to us."

His voice cracked a little causing the rasping part of his voice to sound worse, but the ranger ignored the signs of his voice, if he needed to talk he would do so with out considering the pain. Tythle motioned for the philosopher to mount first, the saddle was large enough that it would not be a very uncomfortable ride if both rode the horse.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on July 01, 2006, 04:15:23 AM
Ishmaelion watched the old man turn away and his hart was moved. He was sure his roads would cross Hyronymus' again, by Seyella wish.

"Come, we need to get moving, and though feel the same as you do about Hieronymus not coming we have no other choice presented to us."

Ishmaelion turned towards the elf and nodded, bereft of words. He quietly tried to mount the horse, but his clumsiness forced him to utter some murmuring curses, and it took some time untill he was finally on top of the beast.

He motioned to Tythle, still keeping silent, wishing to embark on et another adventure, ready to embark into the unknown.  

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Mimi Dorgren on July 02, 2006, 05:35:23 AM
Pellaghia


Tythle was just about to mount his horse, as the door of the house opened and Pellaghia appeared.

„You two, wait a moment!“

Shortening her skirts, she hurried towards them. Looking up to Ishmaelion already sitting on Tythle‘s horse, she told him.

„Ishmaelion, you need an own horse, then you two will be quicker. Aron is about to saddle mine again and has put as much provisions in the saddlebags as they had in store and could do without. Please take it, it is a nice and friendly horse, not too fast, I fear, but good to have.“

In this moment Aron came around the corner with Pellaghia‘s horse in the lead. Most of his ancestors must have been southern Sarvonian Draught horses, though it was slightly smaller than those. Its back was broad and its shoulder heavy. It stood about four fores at the withers, had a fairly light coat and an even lighter mane and tail. The feathery hairs around its hooves reminded on its distant ancestor, the Kev‘lor.

Looking at both, Ishmaelion and Tythle with sorrowful eyes, she said.

„Please take my horse, and hopefully Seyella will bless you and you will find Mimi soon. “

Her face hardened; obviously she was trying to hold her tears back. Abruptly she took the lead out of Aron‘s hand, who was waiting next to her, and puts it in Tythle‘s hand.

„Take it, and be back soon with my grandchild.“

Her voice was harsh, at the point of breaking, and so she turned around and went back to the door. There she looked a last time to the both travellers, with whom her hope lied.

„Go!“ she murmured, „Go and hurry!“  



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on July 04, 2006, 06:55:23 AM
Ishmaelion nodded at Pellaghia, she spoke wise words.
He watched as the horse was brought out and was relieved that it didn't look all too scary, him not being such a good animal person.

Trying to dismount, he fell, recovered himself and walked to the horse Pellaghia had mentioned. He stroked his mane and spoke some gibberish words no-one would have been able to understand. Then he tried to mount him and succeeded splendidly (If you call falling of twice and cursing aloud thrice splendid)

When he was mounted he motioned to Tythle:

Friend, on we will go! For Seyella's sake, and Mimi's!

Ishmaelion



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Tythle Fi thea on July 04, 2006, 09:13:23 AM
Tythle's respect for the older woman grew greatly when she handed over the new horses reins. He was about to thank her but she left to quickly for him to get the words out. His heart ached when he thought of the terrible pain that her heart must be going through at the mere thought of what type of danger Mimi could be in.

Friend, on we will go! For Seyella's sake, and Mimi's!

The ranger had been so caught up in his own world that he had missed the struggles of Ishmaelion and felt a little bad at not being coherent enough to help. Giving a little sigh he mounted Notre with grace and ease. Then after a brief check over of his bow and arrows, Tythle gave Notre the go ahead and started off at a brisk walk at first. The elf wanted to make sure that Ishmaelion would be able to stay on his mount before getting into a faster pace. "Are you ready my friend? If so give your horse a kick." Notre sped up a little, wanting to run but holding herself at a slow trot.



Title: Re: Chapter 2C: Disappearing into the Light
Post by: Ishmaelion on July 18, 2006, 07:18:23 PM
"Are you ready my friend? If so give your horse a kick."

Ishmaelion produced a big smile which seemed to split his face in two, he was obviously enjoying himself tremendously.

Tythle, my friend, this will be one hell of a ride!

After that he kicked his horse and almost fell over as the horse bursted forward in a fast run, almost like a sandroller which rolls over the dunes. He swiftly passed Tythle and laughed heavily the whole time; this was the life!

Ishmaelion