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Old Jan 22nd, 2011, 06:38 PM
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A First Chapter

Wherein "Heroes" are given "Authority". Danger Ensues.

Well, it's certainly an interesting place, this. Looks to be a small storage room(about 10x20, though the back 10 feet is full of crates and cobwebs) in the town head's house(you suppose he has an actual title, but hell if you can be bothered to remember it). They have an odd way of keeping you out of others way while they deliberate whether to actually let you guys be adventurers on this epic quest. There was a notice by the inn and everything, you're not sure why they have to 'deliberate' at all...

A rat wanders out from its hiding place on top of a crate, wondering why the torch on the wall has been lit after so long. It reconsiders this approach upon seeing several unusual people being shuffled into the room to wait their turn. A thoroughly servile person in terrible fashion assures you that "Duke Ferran will be speaking with you shortly, he just needs a little time to go over the particulars with the court official, you see..." His voice is much like a loaf of bread left out for far too long on the counter, and you'd much rather go somewhere else to get a donut, if you had the money and connections for such proper adventures. He makes his leave, and the five of you are left to your own devices in the storage room(bad idea for the servant, but he clearly doesn't know any better).
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A satyr rises in the morning, and hangs the coffee mug on his horns, so that he won't lose it.
The coffee is done, but the mug isn't in its usual spot. Where did it go? He forgot.

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Old Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:16 PM
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A slow rumble and then a high pitched whistle follow in the silence after the door to the storeroom shuts behind the servant. Dergan looks down on his mangy husky, and the dog does his best to blame the suddenly sulfurous smell in the air on his own backside. Dergan just shakes his head then turns to look at the closed door while Chunk sets down for a nap...emitting another squealing bit of flatulence in the process.

Dergan scratches at his blunt horns as he eyes the door. His thin, almost translucent green fur shines in the light of a single lantern where it shows between intersecting bands of armor made out of a peculiar, scaly hide. He coughs and spits up a bit of something chunky, then looks to the others in the group.

Well, ain't that a rotten peach. Not quite the welcome we bin' spectin. Those durn fools gonna let us rot in 'ere while they think about how ta pull their 'eads outta each other's arses. Whaddya' say we jes bust down the durn door and make with the gettin?
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Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:00 AM
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Eia shakes her head, which causes the cloudy stuff she has for hair to flow one way, then the other, before settling into a swirl. She does her best to back away from the wonderful scent without appearing to.

"Whatever they want to decide, lets let them. They were probably expecting a knight with an oversized chin and instead they have us. It would give me pause too."

Finding herself standing very close to Raka, she offer a hand to shake. As she smiles up at the gnoll, sparks flicker in the depths of her eyes.

"I'm Eia."

Please say you're clean and not carrying anything. I know that's not fair, but I'm shaking hands anyway, so that makes it ok, right? Oh gods, now I'm going to have to touch the green thing too. Is he a mutant, or is that just mould?
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Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:40 AM
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Standing well above the others, the hyena-headed creature is forced to hunch over to stand. Her fur is a deep red-brown and covered in jagged, spiraling marks. Her finely crafted breastplate has several steel skewers. On her hands and forearms are gauntlets, each with three piercing blades. Upon her right shoulder is an oversized pauldron lined with black fur trim. The gnoll also wears several copper bangles and hoop earrings that gently rattle as she moves about.
The waiting was nearly unbearable, but Raka managed. The smaller folk around her had already begun to speak to one another. She hadn't bothered to pay attention to their words until one outstretched a very delicate looking hand and introduced herself.
Fearing she would dislocate the puffy-one's arm, she refrains from shaking hands and instead offers a feigned smile.
"I'm Raka, the Blackblood Berserker.", she replies, her deep voice a tad raspy from her long journey here.
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Stuffed into a side room with a bunch of ne'er-do-wells, Malloy thought. Looking around, he me made mental notes about each individual and what was wrong with them. It was clear with the dwarven...thing and it's pet. Disgustingly earthy, even for a dwarf. The dog also seemed like it wanted to take a bite out of him, but he could be imagining it. Animals were never his specialty.

And a Gnoll, here in a city to help it, that was a load. If she truly was as altruistic as she claimed, she was a freak among her race. Although, as he looked up at the towering woman in fur, he doubted he'd ever say anything about it if they had their company forced upon each other for an extended period. Which seemed to be the case, as they'd pulled this motley crew out of line and stuck them to the side. Yes, let's send the blind looking boy off with the giant and the mold dwarf and, he paused for a moment. She at least looked as though she could pass in high society.

Having skulked in the shadows long enough, he turned his milky eyes to them and gave a general greeting. "Hello." His parents and guardians always said be polite. Even if the company is unsavory in some regards. "My name is Malloy, and i've already heard you say your names. Absentmindedly he adjusted the cuff on his somewhat nicely adorned robes. It was the latest in fashion, low collars, dark blues and blacks swirling about, not the madness they'd been wearing when his friends had been caught, he could barely see over the damnable things to run. "I do have a question though. We've been pulled aside and are to meet with the Duke of this..."esteemed" little town. if my hunch is right, and they usually are, we may be spending some time together. So what can you all do?"
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"Well, i did manage to bring in some drinks without them knowing. I wouldn't mind sharing" said the a male voice, coming from a man in traveling clothes. his face was covered by a hood, but his hands were left uncovered, and they seem to be covered in silver scales. His back also seems odd, as it looks hunched, but it seems to move slightly. "I made it myself. Try some" he says taking out a few small jugs from his backpack. "Its not much, but it does pack a kick. The names Illiaster."

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Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:17 PM
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Eia tries not to let Raka's underwhelming response bother her to much. Well, at least I won't catch anything weird. Ooh! Alcohol!"

Instantly distracted, she turns to the silver skinned man and goes for a jug. "Wouldn't say no! If anybody would prefer wine, I have plenty. It's a perk of being a sorcerer. Which answers your question, Malloy. I'm part djinni, so I specialise in air magic."
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Dergan waves away the offer, instead taking the opportunity that the downtime represented to dig out a particularly obstinate snot from his bulbous nose. He stamps his thick staff on the floor, then looks Malloy directly in his milky white eyes.

I ain't fer doin much but watchin' me glade and chasin' away any varmits that dig up me spuds. Seein' as how we bin' told we gotta' work together, I'm now for bustin' the 'eads of any who come ta' dig up you fellers. I'll crush 'em wit' me cudgel or tie 'em up in roots...don't matter much to me.

He shrugs his mountainous shoulders, then looks at the closed door.

Sure wish I knew what was takin' so durn long.
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"I've never turned down a free drink before and I don't plan to start now.", Raka speaks, not having to fake her new smile.
She accepts one of the jugs, grasping it in her powerful hand. She doesn't bother to answer the one called Malloy, hoping her title would be sufficient. She did notice the overdressed man hadn't given his own profession, but she didn't pay that much mind.
The shorter, uncouth one begins to speak about digging and crushing. Raka can barely make out what the horned one means, but she knows he plans to side with them.
"At least we have a roof over our heads. I just wish they had put it a bit higher.", she muses in response to his lack of patience. The wait bothered her as well, but she tried to hide her discomfort.
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Eia has a sniff of the liquid, to try and guess at it's strength, before drinking it at an appropriate speed. She looks back up at Raka.

"That must get annoying. It's heat, for me. Everybody keeps their buildings too warm."
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Eia: It's quite strong, this stuff. You could get good and drunk before your meeting with the Duke, and give him a wonderful impression of his new saviors.

The rat scampers off back into the darkness, satisfied that you're not Godzilla, come to slay him and all his family for daring to make their home in the duke's house.
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Eia drinks a decent amount before passing the jug on to Malloy.

Goodbye booze. Maybe after I get the job.
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Continuing his nervous silence, he smiles at the young woman apparently hailing from distant parts. One of the Janni? Exotic. He made an attempt to keep some color from flooding his cheeks. She was quite attractive, and older than he. Of course everyone here was probably older than he was but he wasn't going to say anything if they didn't. Tended to make it more irritating to deal with those that thought all youths were stupid.

"I happen to have a bit of inborn magic myself." His pleasantries become a bit more forced as he addresses the Gnoll and...thing. "A couple of head crackers, excellent." Although the sentiment itself, is not. Having those with martial prowess would make it easier on himself and his fellow ranged assault specialists.

Taking the bottle and inclining his head in thanks to both the one handing it to him and the one who made it, he took a quick swig of it. Nearly gagging on the strength of it, he quickly swallowed the burning mouthful, and passed it on. So that's what alcohol was like? He didn't really see the point of it, if it all tasted like that!
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Eia gives Malloy a friendly smile. Aw. Cute kid. "Ah, ok. Always interested to meet another sorcerer. What kind of magic?"
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Dergan's eyes widen under bushy green brows as he looks at Eia. Well, 'ere now! A creature, err...lady of air, have we? Quite a crew here; now we jes gotta git outta this rotten hole and git ta savin' the arses of those block'eads out there ha stuffed us 'ere.

He looks to the massive gnoll, craning his neck back to see her face. He leans toward her conspiratorially, though a dwarf was never one to whisper. Thinkin' what I'm thinkin'? That door ain't so thick as to hol' up to the likes of us, eh?

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