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Old 03-09-2019, 03:46 AM
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AshfelAfter being strangely silent after the brief answers given to his questions, Ashfel had flicked the gold piece onto the deck of the merchant's ship. Rather than thanking them, the masked man had to turn his attentions on his associate's newest attentions. A smaller vessel with fine sails.

After a few moments of the group speaking with the youthful captain, Ashfel spoke a few words to Mako, "The new wench is likely at the longhouse as we speak, such information is pointless to give to her. But it is a good excuse to near a fire." He gives Schezar a sideways glance from under the mask, likely concealing whatever intents lie in such a gesture.

Sayyida in a moment of seemingly forgetting the plan voices a question, with the intents to flee, "Fool." Ashfel bellows, "I do not pay you to inquire to the nature of a seafarers vessel, we are after more valuable prey." The questions by the pirate and Tatsuo were much more pointed and on topic. Certainly Sayyida was not the type to dance around things, in the brief time Rana had the pleasure of interacting. But they were in the presence of one of those pirates, albeit of the mutinous sort, that had them locked up in the first place. A glance toward Dante did not betray much suspicion as of yet, perhaps they can cover this disagreement and the change of accent with an excuse of fear about this Legion of Steel. So much is currently unknown, it would be dangerous to set eyes on fleeting as of yet.

 
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Dante Dante holds, listening to the others.

If he noticed Sa'doshi's faux pas, he made no indication of it.

At least not yet.

At the suggestion of further splitting Dante simply shakes his head, No I think we've done enough splitting for one day. We should report back. We've learned some... interesting details.

Details very much at odds with their original story.

Dante still wasn't sure what game these four were playing, but it is a game which is very much at odds with his own. The intricate lattice of go-ishi he'd lain all around is preparing to buckle under the clumsy motion of Ashfel's crew pushing checkers around a skewed board like a half wit drunk.
 
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Sayidda's left hand suddenly grips the handle of her rapier and the blade lifts inches from its scabbard when Ashfel speaks. Her eyes are slightly glazed as if remembering some other moment and then clear. She slowly settles her blade back home, wrinkling her nose as if an unpleasant odor wafts from some ship's lower decks.

""Careful."Te tiaki," she says quietly in Aquan to no one in particular, but letting her eyes fall upon Ashfel. Turning to face him, Sa'Odoshi continues with ""Even a dog will bite when kicked"Ahakoa ka mate te kuri ki te pupuhi," and then after a short moment "As you wish Lord.” She makes an odd bow, off hand forward, her sword hand tucked into her waist belt. It's a ceremonial thing, or a version thereof, especially for any of high noble lineage as it bastardizes the form of challenge before a duel of honor. Something Sa'Odoshi would have no idea about as she is neither high born nor honorable and given such appears like a small mocking of a vassal to her Lord. Yet it is a motion Sayidda has performed a number of times as a similar mocking, only from one noble to another, moments before she cut the life from their haughty souls.

Finished, she lets the others decide as they may and awaits further orders.
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Old 03-09-2019, 03:31 PM
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Nuxvar - Dock- " Oh... that blonde. Quite a foul mouth she has for someone holy. " With regret on his face, he continues. - " Brutus and his goons beat up the crap out of that armored woman and her companions to figure out what they were doing here. I tried to buy their freedom from Brutus’ men, but the price was... steep. " He points out an ordinary warehouse deeper in Nuvar's port. - " That's his lair. " Suddenly the atmosphere becomes tense as Sa'Odoshi's accent change to a woman voice. - " Ah... Oh... that explains... the voluptuous, round and firm... You are a woman!!! " When she reaches for her blade. - " An upset one it would seem. Calm down dear, things don't have to get out of hands. You guys are not pirate, so maybe if we all honest with each other, we can help each other he he he... This ship will sail, with some motivation. "


 
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”I didn’t ask if can sail. A junket can sail. I asked if she was fast.”

Sayidda starts walking toward Schezar’s ship. She reaches up as she makes its berth and, despite the frigid cold, let’s her fingers trail along the wood of its low rail before turning back.

”There’s many forms of motivation. Some more dangerous than others.”
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:06 PM
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Nuxvar - Dock- " Fast enough... Fast enough. So why don't you start by telling me what you guys are up to? Shall we get inside my ship, having a conversation with a load of snow going through my mouth is not... ideal? Otherwise, I think it's time we part ways... " He waits for an answer, not concerned that they are five against one.


 
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PachoA fast ship a means of escape, their former comrades a stone throw away and an easy trade for access deeper into the spider's web. Choices were baring down fast.

"The rats scuttled the boat then walked to civilization on a pony only to get their buts beat by the guardsDa ruts fricken skuttle the rowa un pony dere wey ti civy only ta get polly wumbled by de sacksuckers" Fred mumbled, trying to clunk the pieces of the puzzle together in his simple mind.

Fred stood still, waiting for the others to continue till the cold forced his tongue again.

"Me and the fish ****** can go get them from brutus if you wantMi da fish bitsh go get dem, thumbalsnuck the brutus bloke it he be wittin. Den be done" Fred offered looking at Mako shaking his head anxiously and gesturing towards the warehouse.

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Sayidda snorts thru her nose to cover her laugh as Pacho's tongue meanders across the syllables that tumble from his mouth. She turns her face toward the bay. Damn that Pacho. He's making my mood slip away.

At Fred's mention of her - at least she's thinks she the 'fish bitsh' he refers to - she finally turns away from the spray of waves against the pier and attempts to settle her face, a thin strand of a smile still flickering on one corner of her mouth.

"Captain," she says to Schezar in as calm a tone as she can muster. "We've need to find these others. A conversation would take time. Accompany us. Or perhaps my Lord and his Makoman will stay and speak while we get wet."
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Nuxvar - Dock- " If you plan to go in there, you will need all the help you can. I'm pretty much sure things will get bloody if you go in there be careful. I will wait be here if you need help. "


 
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Nuxvar - Brutus' lair
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Dante and Pacho leave their companions behind and walk toward the warehouse, braving the storm that is after all source of warm in the country. The building is sizeable but old, like most building around the roof is in bad shape, constantly hammered by storm and snow. It used to be a mining warehouse, some rusty mine wagons not entirely buried by the snow are still visible. There's plenty of covers to approach unseen, there's a lot of activities out there. Light, music, laughing and screaming escape the poorly isolated building windows and doors. No guards to be seen around but obviously there's a bunch of people in there who are having fun. This warehouse has been repurposed as a public place with a lot of entertainment it would seem.

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It's not such a large town and Tatsuo find a large hammer hanging over shop's door in front of one of the rare stone cabins. Judging by the size of the chimney, it's some kind of blacksmith or armorer shop. The sounds of a hammer hitting an anvil can't be missed. Through the window he sees an old dwarf doing his craft, nothing out of the ordinary there. Some customers are going in and out, sounds like the facto blacksmith of the city center.

He looks around and finds a second location with a rusty hammer hanging over the entrance. The front door is buried in snow, but the backdoor has been opened recently. There's no light coming out between the windows shutters and no smoke coming out of the chimney. There's no sign of the wicked priestess and her goons around town so far. With the storm, there are not many people walking the streets.

Nuxvar - Dock - The rosemary
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The rosemary has only one mast, but it's a good ship. There's nothing unusual about it except the figurehead that is a nice phoenix painted yellow and a fine sail carefully wrapped up. Schezar invites Sayyida and Lord Ashfel that didn't reveal his true form aboard. The ship doesn't have a cabin on the main deck, the belly of the vessel is separated in two by wooden panels. The largest area is the cargo haul packed with crates and the rest of the space is dedicated to a compartment where six hammocks are hanging. Maps of different size and shapes are pinned all over the place, the vessel traveled a lot on the central sea of myst. - " Make yourself comfortable, that's not much, but this ship is faithful. May I ask your name lady and who is your old companion? I'm Allen Schezar, wandering captain at your service. " He sits on one of the several stool spread around a table bolted on the floor.

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Brutus' Lair: Dante, Pacho
Schezar's Rosemary: Sayyida, Rana
The hammer: Tatsuo


 
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Tatsuo-Mako, Tracking Down Their Benefactor'Captured again?' muses the spy while masking his frustration. Were that not enough, one of their number is all but abandoning any pretense of their ruse. Their pirate chaperone cannot but have noticed, not even were he deaf and blind.

Leaving a smile upon his carefully schooled features, he runs through some mental calculations to gain some breathing room for their scheme. Mako walks up to Sayidda and Ashfel. "M'lord, I think it best you two remain with the captain to learn what you can and resolve our next course." While his voice sounds no differently deferential, the glint in his eyes signals the import. Dropping his voice to a bare whisper, it drifts on their magical message link to the two, "About his ship, that flotilla past week, the legion, the priestess, Brutus."

Stepping back, Mako turns to regard Dante warily. "We actually have terribly little to report. A warlord who might have all or some of our quarry, perhaps alive or dead, guarded by unknown numbers. Better if Fred and you discretely take a look at that warehouse. See what we're up against." Waving off nonchalantly, "You don't like it, stay, go with Lord Ashfel, or something else. Your choice, but your talents are likely served better doing some scouting." Spinning on his heel, the acolyte walks off. "I have another lead to run," he calls behind him.


There is not all that much foot traffic in this cold. That suits Tatsuo's purposes just fine. Weaving between alley ways when no one is watching, the slippery spy magicks intermittently through three disguises before arriving at the first blacksmith. He wants no chance of anyone managing to tail him.

The spy opts to start with the abandoned smithy first (although the name Big Hammer might suggest the other). Guidance orisonWarding himself, he creeps over to the back door once the coast is clear. Magics buzz inconspicuously on his fingertips as he half expects an ambush. With any luck, the others already met their benefactor here. Pressing his Take 10 on Perception: 19.ear against the door, he raps softly and listens for sound of movement within.

 
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Ashfel"Hrm, someplace less cold would do nicely." Masked as he was, Ashfel looked toward Sayyida, some disappointment worn on his face, "Though forgive me if I refuse the offer on the context of getting wet." Grumbling, Ashfel steps aboard alongside Sayyida.

Stopping before the cabin door, he introduces himself, "For now I am the, lets say...employer of a small group of wanderers. We have been seeking some persons of grave interest but...as it turns out we might instead need passage to a more civilized port." Stepping inside the cabin at Schezar's offer, he removes his mask, so far the makeup and the magics have held up and the face looks somewhat older with Rana's long hair styled to look like a magnificent beard.

Looking around at all the maps and charts over the place, "Curiosity, what lead to someone so traveled to be at a place so frigid and inhospitable to the senses?"

 
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Tatsuo-Mako, Tracking Down Their BenefactorHe frowns at the silence greeting him. Pressing against the door, he listens a little
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Afterward, he takes another glance around. Tatsuo recalls the mystery message they received in the prison came in Draconic. So, he lets his voice travel inside, in the hissing language of magic and dragons, "After all the trouble to spring us loose, it seemed only fair to return our thanks."

 
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Nuxvar - The hammerThe wooden door is nothing special and the lock is unimpressive. There's no sound coming from inside, and nobody answers Tatsuo's ancient language. He looks over his shoulder and can easily see an old lady turning the corner and walking in his direction, struggling against the wind and snow with her snowshoes. Using the Darakian language she reaches out to him. - " Owen... is that you? Oh... I mistook you for somebody else, sorry. He's not there, he left town yesterday. " She stops walking in front of the neighbor door a few meters across and searching for her key.


Nuxvar - Dock - The rosemary- " So you are in charge of this charming lady? " He's referring to Sayyida. - " I can offer transportation, my business is done here. What civilized destination you have in mind? Maybe I can offer a fair price. " He stares at the map, dreaming awake before answering the question. - " I'm here on business, I had crates to collect. I don't discriminate on location, those remote places offer all kind of opportunities and adventures. I'm also driven by a personal goal to visit all ports of the Sea of Myst. "

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Brutus' Lair: Dante, Pacho
Schezar's Rosemary: Sayyida, Rana
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Tatsuo-Mako, Tracking Down Their BenefactorHe looks up from his examination, disappointment scarcely veiled at all. The spy turns to the old lady and replies fluidly in her tongue, "Oh, has he? More's the pity. I so hoped to meet up with him." Keeping a harmless distance, he flashes a Take 10 on Diplomacy: 22.charming smile, "Do you know where he was bound, ma'am?"

 
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