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Re: Treated in Kind IC

#31 Post by Fawkes » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:50 am

Kaled just shook his head when the wounded wolf fainted from her exertions and rally cry.

"Poor thing, she should've listened and just let the healers do their job. Well, at least now they can properly heal her without her putting up a struggle." He thought as watched the two healers take the wolf away.

Then human that he had heard talking with the Basitin earlier explain to a few others that if they wanted to continue to talk business, then to meet him in his room to discuss it. Now was his chance to see if the man would offer him a job

<"Hopefully he won't think too ill of me for listening in, but I really need a job and he's looking for hired help."> The young fox said quietly to himself as walked up the stairs to speak with the human.
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Re: Treated in Kind IC

#32 Post by Stryder221 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:25 am

"And how would you know about that you damned eavesdropper!"
Bastion said irritably to the nosy human, forgetting the fact he had done the same, himself.
The fact that someone had apparently stolen from his employer (Though he didn't know how much longer that would be) didn't improve his temper any, either. Only the fact that the thief had returned Conroy's missing purse kept him from trying to haul him off to the guard.

Intending to question his employer, the Basitin quickly walked up the stairs after him.
If not that, then to at least keep him safe. He didn't trust the fox following Conroy as well.

Then again, he didn't trust anyone.
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Re: Treated in Kind IC

#33 Post by Ace5762 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:16 am

Conroy swung the door to the parlour open, raising an eyebrow as a clinking sound came from the other side of the door as it was opened.
"Ah, hm-"
He knelt down to pick up the white bottle that had been thrown aside and had leaked its contents over the floor. The smell of the strong spirit was pungent, and Conroy coughed loudly.
"Oh- Firelily Whiskey! I ought give a sound thrashing to whoever spilled this stuff" he said with a little sigh as he set the near-empty bottle aside. A maid probably wasn't going to attend to it, with all the commotion downstairs going on. He turned his head as the healers came upstairs, peering at the girl who'd come tumbling in a handful of minutes ago. Still unconscious, but at least not bleeding freely.
The others who he'd either chatted to, or had eavesdropped him we're coming up too.
"Alright, Bastion m'lad- come on in" he said, standing aside for the Basitin.
"You- saw you downstairs, too. Listenin' in. Answer me this: What colour are a tiger's spots?" he queried the young fox keidran who had arrived.
The question was ludicrous, but Conroy maintained a fixed expression and blocked the entrance to the parlour.
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Re: Treated in Kind IC

#34 Post by Chaosye » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:55 am

Ms. Carpenter politely bowed to the innkeeper's wife, Abigail, "Much appreciated." Abigail threw her a key, and Ms. Carpenter walked around Naira. As she prepared to lift her up, Rune deftly swept her up before Carpenter had much of a chance for any lifting of her own, "<Ooh, eloquent and strong! Dear, I don't believe I've ever met a northern wolf before you, so do excuse me if I'm a bit fascinated.>" She said, as they went up the stairs. Approaching the room, it was the second to last room, the one closest to the parlor. Ms. Carpenter began unlocking the door, as Rune asked her. She shifted a bit from side to side, "<Well, I haven't had much of a chance to look at her. Knowing she's a slave, though, she must have been putting up with some sort of abuse for quite some time; I doubt she's had much to eat for a long time.>"

Her eyes followed Naira's battered body and somewhat malnourished form. Her hair was thin and dull, definitely providing an image of ill health. "<We'll be able to fix up whatever breaks and scrapes she might have quick, but everything else...>" The door unlocked. Ms. Carpenter opened it and stepped to the side, "We'll see how strong she is. It will take time." She spoke in Human. Maybe Rune will hear a translation error. Carpenter was there to mend wounds, not mend people. "<Just place her on the bed over there.>" She opened up the door again, "<Now that she's not in such critical condition, I'll be back with some bandages and forceps; we probably won't need anymore magic for right now." Just about to close the door, she opened it up a scratch and mentioned, "Oh! <If she wakes up, keep her there!>" And with that, the door shut. Ms. Carpenter looked at the gathering group of men and Keidran gathering around the parlour with a curious glance, but she quickly reassumed an air of professionalism and sauntered down the stairs.

Right when the door shut, Naira woke. Her eyes darted open with a sharp intake of breath, like one waking up from a bad dream. There was void in her mind during her sleep, however; her subconscious had been allowed to relax for at least a few moments. Her eyes scanned, uncertain of her environment, and plagued with the gradually lessening malaise of the recently alseep. "<Y...>" her dry mouth managed out, trying to reassume a position in the conscious world. She finally saw the northern wolf, standing next to her. She was on a bed. Her fatigued mind began to make very loose connections. Two Keidran + 1 bed =...

"<[censored]!>" She screamed out. Usually, the bed was substituted with a dirt floor in the events that had been grown into her mind, but unconsciousness was not an uncommon factor, and the principle remained the same to her. Naira tried to swipe at him, quickly and strongly, before a shock of pain ran down her arm. The splinters embedded in her back were beginning to run deeper from her exertion, and her arm quickly fell back to her side. The pain did prove to clarify her mind a minor bit, however, when she remembered who the strange wolf was. "<-Hnrk-, I, uh.>" She sat in silence for a second, the pain retreating from her arm. Naira was awake now. "<Sorry.>"

A better apology would have to come later. "<I'm just a bit... Not here right now.>"
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Re: Treated in Kind IC

#35 Post by Stryder221 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:01 am

The first thing Bastion's mind registered as he entered Conroy's room was an incredibly pungent, alcoholic scent. His sense of smell wasn't as good as a keidran's, but the odor alone was enough to make him cough.
"For the love of- That's definitely a strong scent... May I ask why am I'm smelling it?"
His eyes narrowed onto a small white, mostly empty bottle. Most likely the container of whatever made the stench that tortured his nose so.
"I see..."

The Basitin pulled up a seat, a glint of metal visible under his cloak as he sat.
"I must apologize for demanding a meeting like this, but it's somewhat important. But first, what to do with the eavesdropper?"
He was trying to find his own answer to that question when the eavesdropper in question had arrived.

Upon hearing the question Conroy had asked, he had forced himself not to laugh. The question was indeed quite ludicrous.
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Re: Treated in Kind IC

#36 Post by Phantom » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:07 am

Fabien heard noises in the corridor. He strolled over to the door, opening it slightly and watching as the two men who where talking at the bar, as well as what appeared to be some eavesdroppers headed up into the parlour. He watched as the main man, the human who was looking for hands for his job turned round to ask a question to a younger fox a question, and upon hearing the question Fabien can't help grinning to himself. At the same time, a second group of people where carrying up the wounded wolf up into a room accompanied by the cleric and the mage wolf.

Fabien's expression turned more serious now, and he came out of the room into the hall, and watched as they passed. He remained silent and simply took note of which room they put her in. With a quick glance back at the others, making only short eye contact with the human at the door, Fabien returns to his room, picking up his book and going back to previous records, searching for something.

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#37 Post by Chaosye » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:12 am

Naira remained lying down, but the shine of Magnus's silvery arm was clearly visible. A half-mechanical man was not something Naira had ever seen before; practically all her time was spent far away from the technological or magical centers of the world, and rarely did she have a chance to see such feats of machination. Her sensitive ears could hear almost every little creak and slide that his arm made in the nubile silence. At the least, it was a bit astonishing to Naira. Not only in the sense of technology, but in the sense of his attainment. His owner provided such a luxury? He was almost laughing in Naira's face. Of course it wasn't intended; but Naira was jealous either way. Naira never had an owner that wasn't 'vicious,' and here's someone whose owner replaced his arm without what seems a single complaint.

She was definitely growing jealous, with a considerable feeling of belittlement. Hell, she would have smacked him in the face right there if she could have. "<I know what kind of pain you must have felt.>"?! Are you kidding me? You don't know half of what I've-, went Naira's thoughts, too weakened to let them flow through her voice. But then, he practically pledged an allegiance to her. It was... a bit surprising. And clarifying. She really was not in much of a position to retort and rebel. Naira was very, very alone. Where is she, even? If she left this town, she wouldn't have anywhere to go. Yet, here was someone willing to devote at least some effort to her recovery. After such a long period of forced servitude, it was bit endearing, if in a bit of a strange and obtuse manner.

"<Naira.>" She hoarsely voiced, "<I appreciate it.>" She shifted a bit, to allow more space to Magnus, "<You know, losing an arm seems a bit more than a mistake. A mistake's tripping over a root and dropping an hour's worth of picking, that's a bit more major, you know?>" Naira held a bit of a strained smirk on her face, before dropping her head back on that wonderfully comfortable pillow. Of course, how someone lost their arm is probably a fairly sensitive subject, so Naira tried to reroute it a bit,"<Though, now that we're exchanging names, whose that owner of yours?>", with a bit of exasperation,"<Sounds awfully nice.>"
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#38 Post by Phantom » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:19 pm

After finding what he had searched for, he decided to go and visit the two wolfs later when the corridor was clear to try and see if he couldn't help her. He spent a good few minutes carefully planning out what he would say.
Perhaps now is the time to fight back instead of running.... he thought to himself as a feeling of courage began to take him, something he had not felt in quiet a while. Picking up the book as well as letter opener and putting it on his belt. Fabien then creeps towards the door, trying to make little noise as possible, and he opens it just a tad, enough for him to peer down the hall to make sure things where clear. Seeing as the hall was clear, and hearing only what you would expect from an Inn downstairs, Fabien makes his way down the dimly lit hall to the room where he saw them carry in the wounded Wolfess.

Before entering the room, he takes a moment to calm his breathing which has now jumped up a few beats. Managing to reassert himself in his mind, he knocks at the door calmly, and then opens it slowly to see inside the wounded wolfess lying on the bed with the other wolf beside her.
"I'm sorry to disturb you folk, I just came to see if you were feeling better." he said as he stood by the door, only half entered.
"I also wish to apologize for my comment downstairs, I did not mean to upset you..... it was just that I..... well...." he started before the words were lost to him. Drats.. he thought as he tried to remember what he had planned to say. As he stumbled for words, he grasped the book trying desperately to remember what he had planned.
"...I... I have know of others that were not so .... Lucky i could say." he manages to say.

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#39 Post by Chaosye » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:41 am

(Done through PMs with Creosha. Side-note: PMing other players with planned interaction, especially one of the GMs, is never a bad idea!)

Magnus felt it was good she was able to talk, and decided to avoid the awkwardness of explaining why he wasn't wearing his cloak and put it back on. His face didn't visibly brighten much when she shared her name with him. He winced at her questioning his calling his arm a small mistake, but let it slide as she changed the subject, noting she seemed annoyed. "<His name is Howard. He has a home not too far from here with near a few other Keidran.>" He wanted to try not to seem as if he was some small child, showing off their favoritism by a pack leader. "<My first owner's name was Samuel. He had me until I was nearly 7. Then I exchanged was bought at an auction by Mr. Howard. That's the last I've seen of any wolves since I went into his service.>" He waited a moment before making a quick addition to what he had said. "<If you want I can get you some food or drink. You are probably famished, and I doubt bread and water are any bit as good as soft ale and meat.>"

Naira's ears perked up, watching out the corner of her eye how Magnus spoke. It began to make some sense why he was so formal and obedient; he was literally born into the position, after all. The name Samuel diverged a minor amount of attention, but Naira couldn't remember where it was from, and that attention dissolved when he mentioned food. He was right, she was absolutely famished. Nearing excitement, Naira said,"<That sounds->" The request was quickly interrupted by a coughing fit; the burning remained in her throat. Alcohol, of any sort, was going to be off the list for some time. "<Water and meat would be good...>" she said, in a softer tone.

The bed sprung up slightly as Magnus stood up and said, "<I will be prompt.>" As he turned toward the door, however, it opened, and Magnus paused. It creaked a bit, and gradually revealed the Fox who had unsuccessfully attempted to calm down Naira during her frenzy. Naira, however, only recognized the man as another part of the crowd, if rather matured and surprisingly bridled in comparison. The difficulty of what the man was saying, however, was considerably amplified for Naira. The quiet, faltering voice combined with a language that Naira was nowhere near fluent in created sounds that certainly resounded in her ears, but did not quite reach the necessary mental steps steps to being registered in her mind. Naira's eyes squinted in confusion, and she shifted her head slightly towards Magnus, not wanting to disturb the shards in her back anymore than they already were. She spoke, with a coarse tone, "<What's he saying? Why's he in here?>"
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Re: Treated in Kind IC

#40 Post by Fawkes » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:09 am

"What color are a tiger's spots... what kind of tiger has spots?" Kaled asked as he tilted his head at the unusual question.

What purpose did this unusual question even serve, as some kind of a test of some sort or test of wit? He didn't know and as far as the young fox knew, there wasn't a tiger that had any spots on it's fur.

"Look I haven't the slightest clue what color a tiger's spots might be, or what this question even means, but I came here to ask you about the job you have. And yes I did overhear your conversation about looking to hire some help and I was hoping that you might consider hiring me. I'm no warrior but I'm more than capable of defending myself. Plus on several occasions I've done some courier work among other odd jobs here and there. So what do you say, sir? The fox asked, slightly nervous about his chances.
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#41 Post by Ace5762 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:35 am

Conroy laughed softly and grinned, standing aside to let the young keidran in, waving him briefly into silence and closing the door once they were inside the parlour.
"All sounds well 'n' good, fair indeed" he said, crossing the room to land himself in one of the luxurious armchairs.
"Pardon me for confusin' you. Spot on that there is na tiger with spots. 's a code phrase smuggling folk used to use, abandoned nigh a few months ago. Catches out the moles, y'see. If you was a good little spy for the watch, you'd have diligently replied 'Same as a leopard's stripes, of course'." he explained, motioning the fox to a seat.
"Anyhow, I am looking for spare hands for smugglin' job over the border- good chance the wolf one, and I can guarantee y' both a fair cut if you haul in" he said. Conroy looked to both of them for their reaction.
"But a'fore I get ahead of myself. Name's Conroy- fella here is Bastion" he said, nodding to the Basitin.
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#42 Post by Phantom » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:11 am

After Fabien had finished he took a pause to look over the two wolfs only to see faces of slight confusion. He began to search his mind for a reason going through what he had said, when he realized he had been speaking in the wrong language! Almost embarrassed at his mistake, he whacked himself on the forehead.
"<Ohhh I had forgotten what language i was using, force of habit i guess you could say or old age.>" he said after taking the time to convert his words back into keidran.
"<My name is Fabien>" he said, taking a short formal bow
"<I came here to see if you were feeling better and to apologize for my remarks earlier, I had not meant to offend you. It was just that i have known others who where not so lucky with their escapes.>" he added after, this time more confident then when he was speaking before.
As he finished speaking, he noticed a shine come off the Mage wolf's arm as he stood there from one of the candles that lit the room. Fabien seemed slightly dazed and stared for a brief moment for it was not something he had seen or heard of before and it brought up a couple of questions in his mind which he decided to put away for the moment. Getting back to what he was saying, he then continued with what he wanted to say.
"<If there is anything that I can do to do help, do let me know. I like to believe that i know more on the....>" he paused to think, deciding not the mention Slavers, as it might bring up another fit. "<.. this matter then most people around here.>"

Fabien remained by the door, his book still firmly in his left hand.

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#43 Post by Chaosye » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:06 pm

"<This matter...>" Naira muttered to herself, watching as Rune left the room to fetch something, and her eyes fell upon the journal Fabien was holding, from there travelling to the Keidran's wrists. Scars from the stretch of skin, of constant compression, fur that was left to rot rather than shed. Either a constantly imprisoned criminal -where he certainly didn't seem that sort-, or he was trying to imply... something. She paused for a few moments, looking at the Fox with tired eyes, before inquiring,"<You know about this matter, what are you actually trying to say?>" Naira was still too sluggish in mind to really comprehend his implications, and too impatient to keep having him circle around his intention.

By this point, Rune had returned with the food and water, and she immediately reached for the water as soon as it was set down, gulping it down as best as she could while still lying down, "<Right now, I'll just... I'll just wait.>" Naira's sensitive ears had begun to hear footsteps outside the door, presumably the cleric, but there was another sound... Human voices came from the other side of the wall. Her ear pressed against it. The few words she could understand popped out of the muted conversation, "Looking... for... job... good... wolf."

Naira's eyes widened. This could be her chance out of this town. Her ear was now obviously pressed against the back of the wall. "<Magnus?>" she asked, "<Do you need any work?>"

Ms. Carpenter opened the door holding a case, nearly hitting Fabien, "Ah! <I'm sorry! Wasn't expecting another person to come in here! I'm Ms. Carpenter, cleric, nice to meet you.>" She bowed towards Fabien, and looked over to the bed, seeing Naira wide awake now, and pressed up against the wall next to the bed, "<Oh, I didn't expect her to wake up already. Honey, how are you->"

"Shh!"

"... Well, <at least she's feeling better.>" Ms. Carpenter placed the case next to the bed, opening it to reveal a number of medical supplies, and she pulled out a pair of tweezers, "<Make sure you hold still, honey.>" She said, as she began to pull the splinters out of Naira's back, a wince running through Naira's body with each removed shard. As she worked, she noticed the plate of food and the accompanying empty glass, and purposely spoke in Human, "So how'd she act when she got up? And what's she listening for?"
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#44 Post by Ace5762 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:03 pm

"Well I 'spose we should be talking business. The client's a late jay, though" said Conroy, who was scratching his scraggly beard idly. He turned his head slightly, feeling an uncomfortable tension building in the air.
"Bloody hell!"
It was then that a loud, resounding boom hit the inn, making the building quiver as the shock wave hit, the windows remaining undramatically intact however. Conroy flinched and ducked his head, a wave of unnatural warmth passing through the room and dissipating. There were screams and yells from outside as the festivities outside came to an abrupt halt.
"By th' masks, what was that?"
Conroy pulled himself to the windows and looked out. There was an unmistakeable orange glow and the flicker of flames curling over the docks district.
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Re: Treated in Kind IC

#45 Post by Stryder221 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:01 pm

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"{Holy Hell!}"
Bastion swore as he felt the impact.

"The hell was that?! Sounded like we're under attack!"
The Basitin's halberd was already in his hands as he readied himself for a fight.

"Your orders, sir Conroy?"
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