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"What a mess..."

Alwin was out of breath, that sprint to avoid the guards after the effort to save the boy made him feel that way.

Now as he catch his breath he was inspecting his company, for some reason they all fled that way, to the same alley.

A boy, a woman but what catch Alwin's attention were those rats... they had something strange about them...not the fact that they were bigger than the average but the way they behaved was really strange.

"First introduce myself - Serale, i'm Alwin! - now i must apologize - First off all sorry for the mess that I've caused, all because i was trying to save that Pegasus... and sorry to almost made you be trampled boy."
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Old February 14, 2018, 02:00 PM   #32 (permalink)
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She did her best to not get trampled and lucky her, she did succeeded! A not so boyish eep nearly escaped her lips as the rodents hopped in her hands... wy?! She resisted the hurge to let them fall and instead, she moved to safety with them. And here they were, the three of them and the rodents. She looked at the white haired woman and at Alwin before looking down at the rodents. They indeed didn't look like average rodents, bigger and colored and were beckoning them somewhere?

She looked back up as Alwin spoke. So he was the one who made the crowd go crazy, her eyes tightened before she put up a little smile "Ah... thank you for saving me." she said in her best boyish voice. After all, he had tried to. "And thank you to you too little ones." she said to the rodents in her hands.

Looking back up to her two companions "I guess they want me to go somewhere. So yeah, nice to meet you." she smiled. She would start to follow the rodents directions, not waiting for the other two.

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1. got in disguise changing to peasant boy
2. tries to go around the crowd -> the crowd go crazy and she falls
3. search for her cap before getting on her feet
4. follows the waving rodenti
5. follows the waving rodenti directions, with or without Alwin and Jade

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[top]”Round Zero”


At the docks, Moss challenged the pale youngsters to follow through on their threats! (Continued)
Vis: 1 initiate spell’s worth used. Contamination level: low

Hoskuld’s began naming his weapons to inflate the number of persons on Team Battle Squawk! (Continued)

Near the Southern Quarter, Alwin apologized for the mess. Then introduced himself! (Continued)
Vis: 1 initiate spell’s worth used. Contamination level: low

Diamea thanked the stranger called Alwin and the Zebra Rats in her hands. Then she started to follow the rats -- and they were heading deeper into the heart of the city! (Continued)

At the Wall of Weeping, Barthelme was taking all the strangeness around him in stride -- in true Twisted form. Then he invited Ms. Kailin to join the animal party but made sure the hoodie boys didn’t follow them! (Continued)

Kailin came along for the run -- with Grand Lapin bouncing after her heels! (Continued)

EVERYONE:

At the docks, several things happened at once. The youngsters, armed with their hand scythes and daggers, were too invested in the street fight to gamble. So they attacked with as much ferocity and deadliness a handful of sun-allergic school boys could muster. This gave Moss enough of a reason to unleash his Blind spell. At his level, he managed to spread the weave so that the two men closest to him were struck with instant blindness. Or, actually, severe visual blurriness. Moss also gauged that by spreading his spell thin, the effects would only last for a handful of minutes. Fortunately, the sight of their spearpoint suddenly flailing and screaming that they were blinded had the intended effect.

Hoskuld saw this immediate blow to his foe’s morale -- even before Rhett the Net nabbed its first victim. The remaining youngster on his ‘side’ simply fled -- deserting his crew rather than going blind or getting captured by a bloodthirsty dwarf. That left Hoskuld with Number One in his net, Number Two running away, and Number Three dumbstruck as he was trapped between getting clobbered by the dwarf or blinded by the mystic!

--

Barthelme had to jog to keep up with the galloping Calico Elephant while Kailin and Grand Lapin followed closely behind them. The Hoody Boys either gave up the chase because of their lack of cardio or decided that chasing after the two strangers would draw too much attention. This made their ‘getaway’ much more straightforward.

“Caw”, commented the white raven atop Barthelme’s shoulder relieving itself. “Caw, caw.”

--

Alwin and Diamea wove through the zigzagging alleys and backstreets of Jaedaxia at the heels of their zebra-striped friends. Being strangers to the city, they couldn’t really tell where they were going -- only that they were heading there with a growing sense of urgency!

The pair eventually crossed into the harbor district, which was heralded by the scent of fish and the shouts of fishmongers dotting the wet cobblestones. But the Zebra Rats sprinted onward until they reached the water -- where Alwin and Diamea happened upon a very strange scene.

It looked like a crowd had gathered around a street fight. But it was clear that a stranger -- one that Diamea might recognize -- was easily kicking down some figures in black hooded robes. All while holding what looked like a bright blue gull. There was also a dwarf who was swinging a cudgel at the retreating (and screaming) youngsters. At least one hooded figure was helplessly trapped in a fishing net, much to the amusement of the sailors and dockhands.

--

This was where Calico Elephant led Barthelme and Kailin as well: the docks. And the cat-sized oliphant jotted one more word to explain their detour: ”Friends”

--

Moss knew that this was no longer a fair fight. With their leader(s) incapacitated and some of their members outright deserting, it was only a matter of time before all the youngsters were taken down. It was just a matter of how.

On the other hand, Hoskuld seemed to have zero reservations about kicking ass as thoroughly as he could. Starting with Number One, who was trapped in his net, and Number Three who was wide-eyed like a lost deer inside a hunter's wood.

"Get 'im good, boys!"

"Told ya the dwarf was a safe bet!"

"Come on, Hoodie Boys! Fight BACK!"

"I like the crazy look of that seagull!"

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  • ”Team Blue” - save the bright blue seagull from the Hoodie Boys.
  • ”Team Lapin” - save the large rabbit from the Hoodie Boys.
  • BONUS: “The Garden” - bring all animals to Le Jardin
  • Grand Lapin, Blue/Battle Squawk, White Raven, Calico Elephant, and the Zebra Rats must survive!


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"There, see? What'd I tell ya?"

"This, too, is in the nature of the Nightmare."

It was nothing to Barthelme though, however. He had, after all, once been defecated on by a giant-sized seagull.

"Well, give it some time. The night is young!"


Anyway, here they were at the docks all of a sudden, and not in a garden at all. Barthelme looked to the elephant for an explanation, and one was shortly provided.

"Calico Elephant," he told Kaillin, "can write in common, as you see."

The half-elf pointed in the general direction of the blue seagull that Moss was holding.

"Apparently his friends are here. More enchanted animals. He'd like us to save them, I suppose. He also mentioned something about a garden... which apparently has some relation to the cause of all this, since he had mentioned it in that context."

"Well! This all makes total sense to me."


"I concur. You have eludicated the situation with perfect clarity."


"MORE PUNCHING."


"Pardonnez-moi."

Was Barthelme really going to Demir Kum a rather sad band of blinded and/or fleeing adolescents? Apparently so. Still, even to the Twisted it seemed like it would be needlessly cruel to attack these boys with his brass knuckles, much less his fancy dagger. So he would keep his weapons pocketed and sheathed, respectively, and rely on his fists and all.

Down Barthelme went into the Falcon stance: the Demir Kum style based around sheer speed of movement. Quick strikes, and with limited stopping power. Ideal for dispersing the rather pathetic mob of hoodies. A flurry of fast punches to the gut, followed by a knee strike to the face. An elbow to the throat here and there. Palm strike to the nose! Very painful. Barthelme's teacher had said it was possible to kill a man that way, but the Twisted figured that would be sort of hard, especially when he definitely wasn't trying for that. A nose was much more likely to break and splatter than be knocked all the way up into an opponent's brain.

What was the goal here? Drive the hoodies away. That was all. Once they were gone, they could question the one fellow snared in the net, or any of his fellows who might have been knocked to the ground.

"Serale, Mr. Moss," the half-elf would greet his fellow Mystic if there was any break in the fighting. "I'm, mm, abstaining from Mysticism at the moment myself... arcane contamination, you see. But if you aren't tapped out... perhaps you might wring some answers from the man you have netted over there."


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Sand Viper armor
Armored Gullfeather clothes
Bane of the Awoken
Spare dagger and boot knife
Brass knuckles
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Pinnacle Crystal
Glinnaur
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Armored Gullfeather clothes
Bane of the Awoken
Spare dagger and boot knife
Brass knuckles
Serewood Crystal
Pinnacle Crystal
Glinnaur
Grafting/"surgeon's" kit
Potions Belt
Hooded purple robes
Colored chalk

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Actions: Explained his understanding of the situation to Kaillin. Tried to beat down any of the hoodies he could get at with Demir Kum, in order to defend the animals and all. Suggested that Moss use some Mysticism to interrogate the netted dude once the fight is over.

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Old February 14, 2018, 10:31 PM   #35 (permalink)
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This everglading business must have been something, because two of their assailants simply cried out and started flailing around, without Moss having lifted a finger. Or perhaps Blue had come through with that wish, after all. Either way Hoskuld’s life seemed to have just gotten easier, to say nothing of longer.

And Rhett had done its part as well, snagging Number One and taking him down as well as the dwarf could have hoped. Number Two was spared only because he had fwee, possibly with pants full of his namesake. Yes, Hoskuld was becoming quite the Rhett-iarius!

But now that his net was spent, he needed to switch weapons and become a Fluffy-arius, which of course he did, beating away first at Number One, then at Number Three. Since they were already mostly down for the count, Hoskuld confined himself to trying to disarm them, striking hard at their weapons hands until they dropped their sickles and daggers, whereupon he would kick these items hard into the cheering crowd of sailors. They’d probably appreciate the souvenirs. Make that souvenirs.

The dwarf figured that their opponents wouldn’t be nearly so tough without Fuzzy the Sickle or Doug the Dagger to help them out, so once he’d disarmed the nearest ones as best he could, he would turn his attention to the remaining Hoody Boys to see what they were doing. Apparently, they were fweeing. Then again, the sailors were egging them on to come back for another go, which meant they very well might. Jorel’s balls, was there no fethin’ end to how much mischief these scurvy dogs made?! And after he’d generously shared the spoils of war with them!

Hoskuld paused a flicker to catch a breath and ponder whether to sortie forth to dispatch the remaining miscreants (miscreants? was that a Jaedaxian word too?), or to stay closer to Moss and Blue, taking a more defensive stand. In that thought-filled flicker some other people appeared, and some other things happened. Things involving deformed cats and striped rats, apparently, Hoskuld couldn’t be sure.

As he surveyed the scene, Hoskuld decided that either these new arrivals were potential friends or they weren’t. If they weren’t, then he would want to finish Fluffy-ariusizing the remaining Hoody Boys before they had the opportunity to rally. If they were friends, then he would also want to finish Fluffy-ariusizing the remaining Hoody Boys before they had a chance to rally. Either way, lay miscreants were in for a Fluffy future.

Hoskuld didn’t know magic. He didn’t have the ability to enter Clara and do stuff. He’d heard about arcana and it seemed that these spell casters always ended up entering Clara. What a slut. The dwarf decided it was just as well he wasn’t going there; it sounded like ol’ Clara had been around a few too many blocks a few too many times for his taste.

So instead he took a deep breath and let his mind slip into a state of Go Time. Reaching into the planes of Fluffiness he began gathering threads of Wupass as he approached the remaining Hoody Boys. Once he reached them he wove those threads into the form of Load of Pain, infusing it with his own awesomeness and then releasing it towards the nearest adversary. Just then out of the corner of his eye Hoskuld noticed one of the bystanders stepping in, apparently to help. Things were looking up. Maybe.


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Equipment:

Items ready to hand:

Two cheap knives, one with slight acid damage
A battered miner's helmet
A miner's utility belt suitable for hooking up tools and such
A water skin as well as one metal canteen
A club, specifically a foot-de-mew named "Fluffy"
Rhett the net (currently entangled with Number One)

Items stowed in Zach the Sack

Some rope
A satchel with his unworn clothes and some rations
A bag full of miscellaneous climbing accoutrements (karabiners, gri-gris, slings)
A torch
A rock hammer (not really useable as a weapon, unless the vandals are fae, or rocks from a bad part of town)
One half-way decent battle axe
A "personal item"
A badly scratched hand glass

Action:

Transitioning from Rhettiarius to Fluffyarius.
Disarming the incapacitated hoody boys.
Moving on to attack the rest of the hoody boys before they rally.
Staying away from that skank Clara.
Nonetheless preparing and casting Load of Pain.

Vis: What part of "Staying away from that skank Clara" did you not understand?

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There was definitely something strange happening in the city of Jaedaxia and given the heavy amount of druidism she had come across in the short amount of time she had been around as well as the strange-ass animals that were going completely against the usual laws of nature, Jade had to assume that a druid was to blame. This was one of the man reasons why she detested those who used arcana, things went tits up when it went horribly wrong and there was no telling who would get hurt because of it.

Jade had every opportunity to simply say 'feck it' and head off on her way, she had no obligations towards this particular quest and given her various other things she had to do, she wasn't the speediest of questers but ah well, she was in it for now regardless of how slow she might be to react.

Tailing the other two of her 'group' that were following the strange zebra-striped mice, Jade knew the city well enough to know where they were heading and she had to wonder what this was all culminating towards. A knot tightened in her stomach as she considered that they could be led into a trap from whomever had created these strange animals.

A fight had kicked off and Jade had to wonder who the aggressors were or rather she would have had it not been for the black cloaks. So last era...

It was tempting to join in the fight given her violent tendencies but instead she focused on the gathered animals and sought to consider what she would do ne---was that a calico elephant? What the feck was going on? Jade pulled a dagger from her side and held it in ready but chose, for once, not to act rashly.

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Items on person
  1. Black corset dress and black boots, no armor
  2. Snake Skin gloves - Snake skin gloves with padded leather inside to keep the hand insulated but prevent any moisture from entering. It was also an excellent grip when wielding a weapon.
  3. Dark cloak - Magical properties, allows the user to become near invisible in the shadows.
  4. Crossbow - The last one was all metal, a combination of steel and brass. It was the most ornately stylized of the three, and had a fan style attachment that would store a dozen bolts. 20 crossbow bolts, 12 in the crossbow and the rest carried in a pouch at her side.
  5. Compass Rose Shurikens and Throwing daggers - Bought in Zinn'Sunn, Jade keeps the shurikens in a sling that often hangs around her waist and the daggers on various places on her person. Both types of weapons have been warped and then reified using sorcery and mysticism essence. They have better aim, being slightly guided toward Jade's intended target and can be called back to her hand with a thought, weapons must be within line of sight to be called back.
  6. Silver Hip Flask - A silver hip-flask that has a combination of elementalism and sorcery contamination. It is capable of pulling moisture from the air and filling the flask with drinkable water.
  7. Globe of light - Jade's first creation. The item is a simple globe made of glass that has been warped to be quite strong. Inside flickers a dim light and the globe itself gives off residual heat though it does not burn when held. The light does not fade nor go out and it smells reminiscent to the earth and the sea.

Skills relevant to equipment brought
  1. L1 / Basic shuriken
  2. L0 Crossbow
  3. L2 Daggers / Veteran
  4. L1 Brawling / Basic
  5. L2 Spellbreaking / Professional

Actions taken once arriving in Jaedaxia
  1. Follows Diamea and Alwin from a distances to the docks
  2. Notices the fight
  3. Readies daggers in case the fight worsens

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Alwin was lost and above all confused.

When the boy started following those Rats, he follow them because there was something strange going on and his curiosity mooved him!

Reaching the water, the scene was too confused, there were shouts, fighting and...strange animals! "So the drunken stories were true! What in the name of Phedos is going on here?"

After watching all the people fighting and not being able to know what side to take, Alwin looked at the animals..."Why are there allways animals needing help on my way!?"

And he run to them with the purpose to make them safe from all the mess around.
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Moss caught a brief glimpse of what was happening on his flank - one hooded figure fleeing in terror and another crumpling beneath a net while the dwarf set to work with his club - but the animalistic curiosities weren't noticed at all. For all that was going on around him, the mystic's attention remained centred on the two adversaries closest to him. He'd severely hindered their vision, but he knew that would only last so long, and they still held their weapons. Once they could see properly again, no doubt they would be even angrier than when they'd attacked.

So the bearded blonde had to react quickly, but his hands were full, and he had no intention of letting go of Blue. In fact, the bird would get a front row seat as he took the only reliable course of action he could think of...

With the two men unable to fight effectively or do much more than panic, Moss knew they would make for easy targets. Even so, he didn't hesitate, rushing forward to each man in turn, before planting his boot onto the solid wood of the docks to ensure his footing as his dominant leg swung forward, and with all the strength that a man who had walked across half the Empire could muster, he sent a leather boot hard into the crotch of each man.

Was there any more effective way to incapacitate an opponent?

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Miscellaneous:
Travel knapsack.
Waterskin, full to the brim. (x2)
Rations.
Golden mineral that provides enhanced reflexes and awareness of one's surroundings. Enough for about 3* more uses. Lasts for 10 minutes and begins to work quickly.
Rope. (x2)
Blanket.
Fishing nets. (x2)
Blue.

Vis Level: 2/3

Actions:
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Kailin continued to follow Bart and another pair of animals that widened her eyes when she saw them. The calico elephant was, quite possibly, the cutest thing she had ever seen (barring her own infant daughter) and she tried not to let that fact distract her from following the animals.

Eventually, they ended up at the docks, where Barthelme informed her that there was something going on, that the elephant - in addition to being egregiously adorable - could write in common, and that there was some sort of garden involved.

If only that made things easier... there were so many gardens in Jaedaxia. She had some very nice memories in many of them. Which garden was the culprit, in this case?

After making sure that Grand Lapin was still close by, Kailin cautiously wrapped a protective arm around the animal, all too aware of how rambunctious crowds could get around a fight. Then, while the others took care of the current crop of Hooded Worms, she let her gaze scan the crowd, keeping a watch for anything threatening, or anyone who might try to take advantage of the distraction of the melee.

If she were close enough to the calico elephant, she would try to make space near her feet for it while Barthelme entered the fight, waving it over. "Serale, l'ami. Quel jardin?Hello, friend. Which garden?"

And, of course, as she scanned the crowd, Kailin would take note of the many familiar faces, even noticing the 'boy' that could never fool the artist by simply putting her hair up under a cap. Jade was greeted, should their eyes meet, with a lifted brow above a bemused smile and a quick nod, Diamea with a grin, and Moss... Well, he was far too busy to notice her just now. She would say hello when the time was right.

Secrets :

Actions:
  • Protecting the rabbit and putting an arm around it if it will let her
  • Made space by her feet for calico elephant and gestured it over
  • Keeping watch on the crowd for any further threats
  • Asked calico elephant which garden they are worried about.
Equipment:
  • Simple leather armor and boots - due to preparations made for a day spent in Eastern Jae, the rougher area of town
  • Small oil lamp bought for walking around looking for graffiti 'artists'
  • Cloak
  • Dagger (still coated in "blessed oil" I suppose- highly affective against undead)
  • Satchel containing:
    • Bandages - basic medical supplies
    • paper, chalk, and charcoal
Vis Level: 0/9 - spent in healing

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Diamea followed the zebra-striped rodents through the city; not knowing the city, she didn't really know where they were gong but the rodents had saved her only to bring her down in another ambush? What sense in there? Not much, so she thrusted and followed them around. The noises and smells gave up their destinations: the harbour.

The scene was indeed strange and did she know one of the strangers in the middle of it all, wasn't it? She raised an eyebrow. She scooped up the rodents in her hands and instead of charging directly through the crowd, she tried to make her way around it, to not attract attention and reach for the blue seagull, which seemed the rodents objective,, from the side.

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Knife
2 throwing knifes
Her boy clothes

Vis level: 3/3 (3 initiate spells available)

Action:
1. got in disguise changing to peasant boy
2. tries to go around the crowd -> the crowd go crazy and she falls
3. search for her cap before getting on her feet
4. follows the waving rodenti
5. follows the waving rodenti directions, with or without Alwin and Jade
6. reaches the harbour, goes around the crowd to reach the blue seagull from the side with the rodents in her hands

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[top]”Round One”


Barthelme summarized the ‘Nightmare’ so far to Ms. Kailin before running headlong into the fray! (Continued)

Kailin cuddled Grand Lapin, and the large gray rabbit was happy to obliged. It purred happily. Meanwhile, Calico Elephant responded to the healer’s query by scribbling one word in charcoal: Ice. (Continued)

Hoskuld went after Number One and Number Three respectively with Fluffy! (Continued)

Moss delivered a crushing blow to each of his blinded foes! (Continued)
1 initiate spell cast.

Jade tailed the Zebra Rats and their handlers for a time, her superior cardiovascular health aiding her in eventually catching up when they reached the docks! For once, though, the mercenary took a step back to examine the scene as it unfolded. (Continued)

Alwin tried to make the animals safe from the fighting happening around them! With the blue-haired ‘boy’ scooping up two out of three Zebra Rats, the elementalist managed to grab a particularly jumpy one into his grasp. (Continued)
1 initiate spell cast

Diamea expected an ambush or something terrible in the unexpected city. But she happened upon a strange scene instead -- of odd animals and fighting and familiar faces. With her free hand, she was able to scoop up two large, striped rodents. (Continued)

EVERYONE:

“OOOOOOH!”, went up the collective groan of the crowd as Moss’ booted foot made contact with one crotch, then another, in succession. He could hear something squishy crunch beneath the force of each blow. The first Hoodie Boy crumpled over, squealing as he clapsed his groin. The other youth toppled forward since Moss had to strike him while his back was turned. It wasn’t the most honorable thing the bearded adventurer had done in his life. But it was a necessity. And in self defense. Blue squawked happily in Moss’ hands, his wings flaring in excitement.
”Nutcracker” Secret Achievement unlocked. Moss will earn additional loot.

“That’s a silver for me! Pay up!”

“Who woulda thought the big guy would go for the nuts?”

Barthelme didn’t even have to show off that many Falcon-style punches. He knew that his foe couldn’t put up much of a fight. After a few strikes, the boy dropped his weapons. “I surrender! I surrender!”, screamed the last youth standing as he fell on his knees -- presumably as a sign of cooperation. But probably also to shield his nuts.

Hoskuld took this as his cue to disarm the writhing and defeated youths. Even Number Three was bruised from all the Fluffy-ness he had to endure. These boys were no warriors, or even fighters. Why would they be carrying sinister blades around, looking for fights?

“Please”, Number Three begged Hoskuld. “We need that seagull! We have to get them all back!”
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When the fighting subsided, Diamea and Alwin found their charges excitedly sprinting out of their grasps to nuzzle Grand Lapin like long lost friends. The Zebra Rats chirped excitedly, as if relaying their adventure to the fat rabbit in great detail. Even Blue managed to weakly struggle out of Moss’ grasp and limp over to Barthelme whose white raven coolly regarded with a “caw” while remaining perched on the Good Doctor’s shoulder.

“Friends”, Calico Elephant explained by pointing on his initial scribble for Kailin. And then the calico-colored, cat-sized oliphant honked happily at their reunion.

Objectives:
  • ”Team Blue” - save the bright blue seagull from the Hoodie Boys.
  • ”Team Lapin” - save the large rabbit from the Hoodie Boys.
  • BONUS: “The Garden” - bring all animals to ‘Le Jardin’
    Grand Lapin, Blue/Battle Squawk, White Raven, Calico Elephant, and the Zebra Rats must survive!

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It really felt like a reunion between the blue seagull, the rodents, the rabbit and all the other strange colored animals. And it seemed there were more faces she knew in the adventurer that gathered around the strange animals, only... that in disguise, she hoped she wasn't recognizable and she let it stay the way it was. Apart from the hairs, details. Now the question of what they were, did raised in her mind, as well as why that group of boys needed to get them back somewhere. "Get them back? And where?" she asked to the guy that had surrended.


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2 throwing knifes
Her boy clothes

Vis level: 3/3 (3 initiate spells available)

Action:
1. got in disguise changing to peasant boy
2. tries to go around the crowd -> the crowd go crazy and she falls
3. search for her cap before getting on her feet
4. follows the waving rodenti
5. follows the waving rodenti directions, with or without Alwin and Jade
6. reaches the harbour, goes around the crowd to reach the blue seagull from the side with the rodents in her hands
7. question the guy who surrended

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Hoskuld’s wupass-attuned senses noted the ebbing violence, heard the clatter of dropped weapons and pleading voices, and saw hooded figures simply going down onto their knees, empty hands held high.

So that was it, then? the dwarf wondered, as he slipped back out of Go Time. It was over? They really were just giving up? Not even making a run for it, but simply giving up? The Hoody Boys had obviously failed to name their weapons, after all.

Anonymous or no, Hoskuld now started collecting those weapons, gesturing upward with Fluffy and telling the Hoody Boys: ”Hands up and step back from your weapons! Olay mom! he added, to make sure the Jaedaxians didn’t misunderstand him. They'd largely already done it, though.

The new plan was to keep the captured arms in a nearby pile, rather than kicking them off into oblivion just yet. Maybe one of their knives would turn out to be better than either the ones he had. If so he could keep it and name it Doug.

The process of gathering the spoils gave him a chance to catch his breath and look about. He gave a nod to the fellow who had just helped them, his gratitude slightly tainted by a faint annoyance at realizing that, yet again, his adventure was going to involve at least one elf or part-elf.

”Thanks for yer help, stranger,” he said. More conversation than that was going to have to wait, as there was other business to attend to first.

First, he glanced back to Moss and Blue with a quick appraising look and a curt: ”Y’all right?”. It seemed they were, so next he looked around to finish taking in the new arrivals. He didn’t know any of them, and none of them were dwarves. There, taken in.

That left the animals, who were also unfamiliar non-dwarves, but they were more interesting. He’d never seen a white raven before, nor a rabbit quite that big. Nor a calico cat quite that hideously misshapen. He might have seen striped rats before, maybe not. But they were striking, and they acted every bit as oddly as the others.

Blue acted like it had seen them before, though. It squawked happily and practically jumped out of Moss’ hands to run up to the other creatures, who all seemed happy to see one another. Except the white raven, which seemed more interested in sitting and pooping calmly on the half-elf’s shoulder.

One of the arrivals, an urchin with rather odd hair, asked a question that brought Hoskuld back to his new captives. They were pleading with him about the animals. They needed them, to bring them back somewhere. And the urchin was asking them to where. Hoskuld thought he had better questions.

”What do you want with these critters? What do you know about them that makes you want them so bad. And why? Bookwa? he added, to make sure they didn’t misunderstand him.

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Equipment:

Items ready to hand:

Two cheap knives, one with slight acid damage
A battered miner's helmet
A miner's utility belt suitable for hooking up tools and such
A water skin as well as one metal canteen
A club, specifically a foot-de-mew named "Fluffy"
Rhett the net (currently entangled with Number One)

Items stowed in Zach the Sack

Some rope
A satchel with his unworn clothes and some rations
A bag full of miscellaneous climbing accoutrements (karabiners, gri-gris, slings)
A torch
A rock hammer (not really useable as a weapon, unless the vandals are fae, or rocks from a bad part of town)
One half-way decent battle axe
A "personal item"
A badly scratched hand glass

Action:

Disarming Hoodies and gathering the captured weapons in one place.
Giving cursory acknowledgement to the new arrivals.
Asking the Hoody Boys what they're on about.

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Kailin nodded to the calico elephant, familiar with Le Jardin de Gelée and it's frozen landscape. It was the only garden she could think of that would reference ice. "Indeed. We will get you and your friends there. But for now, so that others do not follow..." with a significant look at the downed hooded ones, she rubbed the toe of her boot over the chalk to obscure the words the elephant had penned.

It seemed strange to Kailin, that someone had armed the pale youths, when they clearly had no idea what they were doing with the weapons, or any idea how to fight at all, from what she could see. And the cry of the one talking to the dwarf caught her attention, too.

Shouting over the hubbub, she tried to get Moss' attention, "Moss!" And if he heard her and turned, she would smile brightly at him, and continue as if it were no big deal that they had ended up in the same place at the same time. Again. "Maybe you ought to Suggest that that one tell us everything he knows?"

And as Diamea came closer, led by a set of interestingly striped rodents, Kailin watched the reunion of the 'animals', then continued scanning the crowd as she lowered her voice below the level of the crowd to quietly greet her friend, making sure no one else could hear her.

"Fancy meeting you here, AzureDiamea. It seems we are to escort these ones to the Ice Gardens." She gestured to the animals between them, "though I too would like to know what the deal is with the hooded fellows, before we go off unknowingly into a trap, or some other such dangerous situation."

And then she would wait to see whether Diamea, Moss, or the dwarf could, in fact, extract any information from the boys in their midst, before attempting, eventually, to chivvy everyone associated with the animals into a group to let them all know that their destination was the Ice Gardens, or Le Jardin de Gelée for those who knew the local language. Of course she would take care to be sure that she didn't just shout out the information to any random passers-by, and would take equal care to keep it from reaching the ears of the Pale Wormy Ones, too.

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Actions:
  • Cuddling a giant rabbit
  • Still watching the crowd for alternate sources of trouble
  • Greeted Diamea, told her where they were supposed to take the animals
  • Recommended Moss use suggestion on #3 to extract info
  • IF it makes sense, would try to group everyone together to let them know their destination, without inadvertently telling the hooded fellows or other random people.
Equipment:
  • Simple leather armor and boots - due to preparations made for a day spent in Eastern Jae, the rougher area of town
  • Small oil lamp bought for walking around looking for graffiti 'artists'
  • Cloak
  • Dagger (still coated in "blessed oil" I suppose- highly affective against undead)
  • Satchel containing:
    • Bandages - basic medical supplies
    • paper, chalk, and charcoal
Vis Level: 0/9 - spent in healing

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Those animals really made Alwin curious, "they really seemed to know each other!"

Alwin didn't know the reason why those men were fighting specially when some of them didn't seem to be harmfull...

Actually, the fight seemed to be almost over but besides him ,that was there just by following the strange rats to fulfill his curiosity, it seems that everyone involved had a reason to be there.

And adding to Alwin suspicious, one of the loosers was really worried about loosing the animals...

"So...we have o bunch of people the are willing to fight for strange animals, and actually some of them seems to recon each other...besides the animals that know each other for sure! "

He felt the only outsider there...but his curiosity won and he decided to stay there and react as needed not letting his guard down regarding the safety of those animals.
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