Old May 8, 2017, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stranded and tired but alive

Nodal felt the waves lap at his face as he awoke on the beach near Medonia. He slowly opened his eyes the bright sun fully engulfing his vision. He squinted trying to shake off the tried aches of his legs and arms. He slowly pulled himself up and brushed the sand from his face. "Gods help me." He muttered remember how he came to be washed ashore. He quickly checked his possessions, his dagger was in the leather sheath that was strapped to his belt. His most prized possession entered his mind and he quickly searched for his gold locket around his neck. He opened it looking inside and finding the hand drawn picture of the girl he once knew inside. "At least this was spared." He said with a sigh of relief. He looked around the area, now noticing what options he had for finding civilization he studied his surroundings.

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The suns were already high in the sky. As Nordal moved, he would feel the ache of burnt skin. He had been unconscious on the shores for quite a while and what would have been an uncomfortable burn with one sun was extremely harsh with three. It wasn’t too sore now, but he would definitely hurt in the morning.

As he gathered his bearings and looked to his left and right, there was very little on the long stretches of beach aside from pieces of the S.S White Mane which littered the shore. If he took the time to investigate the wreckage there was no telling what he might find.

Directly north of him was what looked like a city which had been quite grand at one point. The walls surrounding the city were cracked and broken, huge chunks simply missing. These walls could no longer be considered useful for protecting the city inside. They now served as little more than an outer boarder. They did, however, prove that there was at least some kind of civilization close.

Which would Nordal find most worth his time? Scourging the beach for anything possibly useful? Or head straight into the city in search of food and shelter?
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Old May 9, 2017, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nordal looked about his person. "I need to find some people who know where I am. I also need some food, I'll get neither of those things here among the debris." He said with his head resting on his hand in a thoughtful position.

Nodal slowly stumbled off, his legs not regained their full strength, towards the only city he could see. Crumbling as it was it was his only means of direction. The wreckage could be sifted through later.
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As Nordal made his way up to the gates of Medonia, he could see that the guards at the gates didn’t seem to care too much who entered the city. They weren’t even checking visas. However, Nordal looked a little too off for them not to question.

Hey! You!” One of the large, burly guards said. “You’re all wet. You take a dip in your clothes?” He reached out and used the back of his hand to pat the other guard on the chest to get his attention. “Get a load of this guy!” He said, laughing. “Doesn’t have enough sense to not go swimming in his clothes.
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The guards seem to have more time then sense these days thought Nodal, as he made his way into the ravaged city. Even so he decided to at least inform the guard of the accident in case any of his fellow workers made it this far or if a search party was available, though by the looks of things they had more pressing matters.

"Sir." Nodal began."I am a worker on board the S.S. Whitemane we which now lays as debris near your beach. We were carrying much needed goods and other workers. I barely made it out alive. Please keep an eye out for other workers should they make their way here." With that he turned from the guards famished and dead tired still.
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The first guard looked more somber at this news. “Oh... right. We heard about that. There are supposed to be crews out looking for survivors. Good on ya, mate, for making it!” The second guard said after shooting the first guard a glare of reproach. He slapped Nordal on the back in a friendly manner. “We heard the ship was from outside the Empire. You wont have a visa, likely, right?

The guard shoved the other guard out of the way and waved his hand as if to guide Nordal in through the gates. “We may not be much to look at, but you might be able to find some food and shelter inside. We are slowly starting to rebuild after the Xet attack. There are taverns and inns already up and running though. You might be able to beg for a meal there, but then again, you might not. Rebuilding is expensive and most don’t have much if anything to give away.
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The young half-elf slowly meandered through the streets, along the way he saw beggars hoping for some sympathy, and destroyed homes with the homeless picking up the pieces of their shattered lives.

Seeing a plume of smoke in a small single stack he headed that direction. The small sign above the door was Tasker's Tavern. Even from the damaged doorway he felt better smelling the food and noticing other people.

Nodal took a seat where he could in the crowded place.
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oocIt's best not to get too specific with names and such. Just "a tavern" is fine

It was unusual for the tavern to be crowded, but it seemed that another ship had just come into port from another area in the Empire and the crew were in looking for food and drink. The bartender looked relieved to be busy as this was good for business. The barmaid was thrilled as this meant good tips.

The pretty barmaid came up to the small table in the corner that Nordal had chosen to occupy. "You with the rest of the crew?" she asked, giving him a once over. The petite human woman looked as though she couldn't be older than 22, but gave off the sense that she could handle herself with little trouble.

"You don't look like anyone I've seen in here before but you could be new to this ship. It wouldn't be the first time a green sailor had found his way in here and was unable to share in the camaraderie with his shipmates who'd been serving together for eras. Did they haze you by tossing you overboard?"
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With all the grace of a drowned rat Nordal raised his locket to the woman. "I need food and shelter what can this get me?" The locket he had was his only form of currency but fortunate for him it was gold and highly embellished with gems. It was his most prized possession containing the only picture he had left of the girl he had left behind.

"Do what you want with the picture of the woman within, but this is the only other possession I own besides the clothes on my back since the shipwreck." Nodal had said to the bar maiden, a sullen tone in his voice.
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The barmaid raised an eyebrow at Nordal. “Guess not, huh?

She held her hand out and held the pendant portion in the palm of her hand, rubbing her thumb over the gold and the jewels. She cocked her head considering it. It was a lovely piece of jewelry.

The woman sighed and let the locket fall out of her hand and put that hand on her hip. “You’ll have to talk to Orford. He’ll decide,” she said, jerking her head towards the bartender. “You might be in luck. It’s a good day, he might actually take your offer.
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