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Day One: Arrival
« on: June 18, 2008, 12:03:50 AM »
Back in the days when society was expanding beyond the Green Hills, there was a land that lived in a primitive state. The land suffered from sixth months of cold, then six months of heat. They thrived off of rituals and prayers, war and destruction. But there was hope yet for this place, and technology and vancian magic were introduced as a way to modernize them. A republic was set up; among this new government was a border city, named Winterhaven. Winterhaven was a sacred city once, remaining cold all year long. It had been built into the side of Mt. Gungalug, home of the Winter Breeze. This was the place the people of the Fell Plains, the primitive land, first saw reform and the alternate realities. You have come to this place, seeking a treasure beyond your wildest dreams. All you know is that time itself is controlled by this, and have come here looking for clues. By this you are united, by this you have come together in this place.

You enter the city gates, now made of steel and bolts, and you see things unknown to you. People are rustling along the streets. Men travel along the roads in armor of iron, weapons at their side. A man, no, not a man, but a dwarf, says in your general direction, "Ye look confused, me laddies. Where are ye from, and where are ye going? Becuz methinks that if ye are doing nothing in particlar, there is a place peepl of yer type should head." He is obviously hinting towards your primitive nature and rough armour. "What say ye, me sirs?
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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 04:30:06 AM »
Speak quick, and speak clearly, little thing. I do not like your face, it ill becomes you, and is an eyeblight upon the land.
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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 11:41:10 AM »
A booming raspy voice rings out, "Speak gently friend. He cannot help his face and seems eager to impart us something," then as if realising its loudness, stammers in a softer tone, "Unless we commonly accost the children of earth in Winterhaven?" He looks questioningly at his companions as if they would suddenly fall upon the dwarf.
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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 12:07:42 PM »
Ah kind sir, please do not be offended by the rudeness in my friend's voice. We would love to get some information on this most interesting city. Maybe you would like to join us in the local tavern for some refreshments?

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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 04:58:35 PM »
The dwarf nods in your direction. With a slight touch of anger, like you had hit a nerve, the dwarf spake, My face is not me own fault. I wers attacked by a scorpion as a chil', and the poison got ter me. In a much nicer tone he says, Ther is a place that I know of, but let ye introduce yerselves on ther way.
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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008, 05:56:06 PM »
Well, I am but a humble Kobold from a desert far away. I have come here to gather knowledge and wealth which I can share with my people. I hope the gods will watch over me because I htink this journey will be tough for someone weak like me. I am very fortunate to travel with this party for I am sure they will bring me fortune and protect me from harm.
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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008, 06:00:12 PM »
Chrefydd growls and glares at Shaedof, irritated at his behaviour towards the dwarf. Slamming his greataxe hilt on the ground, he follows behind, muttering about "eyeblights".
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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2008, 06:36:53 PM »
Vellanor steps forward from behind his active party members saying swiftly "I am Vellanor. Stop mumbling about how your god has done you wrong, it will do little to help the matter, and lead us to this useful location.
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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2008, 07:42:33 PM »
Mildly with a bit of stutter still, "He said scorpion Vellanor, not his god. Come eyeb ... dwarf, my given name is Vargon Hewryl, or the Second Chanced in the old tongue. What be you called and what is your purpose ... are you, what say it ... a greeter?"



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"No, no, don't think, Maya." Ritsuko chided. "We will not gattai the Evas or their pilots.

Such thoughts lead inevitably to transformation sequences."

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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2008, 08:27:26 PM »
Roy crosses his arms and peers at the dwarf, scanning him visually for weapons. "They call me Roy Hist, although your people once called me Roy Shieldblade. What is your name, or should we simply call you Dwarf?" As he says this, Roy falls into step behind the rest of the party. His eyes scan the crowd around him, vigilant for threats and new information.

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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2008, 09:51:22 PM »
"No, no, don't think, Maya." Ritsuko chided. "We will not gattai the Evas or their pilots.

Such thoughts lead inevitably to transformation sequences."

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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2008, 11:43:45 PM »
[spoiler]It is all new to you. You see weaponsmiths and armorors down a street, and general people. No one particularly suspicious, but you never know.[/spoiler]

The Dwarf says to Roy, Aye, you are one I can call friend. My name is Zren Stonewall. You may call me this, but the others must call me by my common name, Cal. I will take you to the inn. You may get beds there for the night and we will talk over a nice mug of ale.
With that he turns on his heels and begins to walk down the busy street.

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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2008, 11:54:38 PM »
Irina's jaw untenses. This situation hasn't quite blown up yet. She slips to the back of the group and whispers to the muttering Ceath. Chrefydd, if you kill every eyeblight you see...who's going to help us with our mission? Remember, they fancy themselves "lawful" and "civilized" here; murder in the streets is frowned upon. Take it to the alley. She hides a grimace when that last bit slips out. These people are rubbing off on me.

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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2008, 12:18:50 AM »
Chrefydd continues to glare. I am no fool, nor am I an assassin, to stab someone in the back when they turn away. But his face, his warped flesh. By the gods, he is hideous.
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2008, 12:22:36 AM »
As he is still walking away, the dwarf yells back in a corse voice, "Are ye commin'? And I heer ye talkin in that fancy language of yers. I dont like it much. Not very kind of yous."
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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2008, 12:35:50 AM »
Damn, good ears. I'm sorry sir. We're coming; my name is Irina by the way. Sorry for our friend, he gets...agitated, surrounded as we are by new faces. Irina will then follow the dwarf, clearly hoping nothing else interferes.
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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2008, 01:37:51 PM »
Ah the language of the dwarves is something I haven't spoken in for quite some time. Zren, I'd like to join you at the bar for a nice pint of ale if you don't mind.
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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2008, 06:10:43 PM »
Attila stares at the dwarf, clearly not very impressed with what he sees. By the Lords of Crap, you`re uglier than me! Poor little fuckface. Are you guys sure you can trust someone that ugly? Looks kinda retarded. Chefrydd, how about we find a tavern somewhere without that shit to ruin our meal? I dont want to look at that thing. He makes your work look good. DANG you ugly!
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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2008, 06:29:54 PM »

Bahamuts Balls, why did Shrenka want me to travel with theses people? Still, a dwarf that speaks Ignan, good ears, just seeming to wait four us and is staying despite having known us for more than drbbleglass ... I wish I was a a Bhukclaw mage now .... wait or were they the cannibals?

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"No, no, don't think, Maya." Ritsuko chided. "We will not gattai the Evas or their pilots.

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Re: Day One: Arrival
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2008, 09:51:29 PM »
When Attila speaks Irina stops dead in her tracks. She turns to him and, though she smiles, it never touches her eyes, and the next words come through gritted teeth. Attila, insulting the locals won't get us anywhere. This man is being helpful...if odd. Please refrain from making this worse with more insults. She turns and continues on, without waiting for a reply.