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Ebonymist
06/27/2002 4:37 PM

It was midmorning in Solace when Ebonymist Hai Draco arrived at the Inn of the Last Home. She looked about twenty-five years of age, of average height, and completely unremarkable. Long of leg and arm, she was as thin as a young sapling and clad all in black dragonscale armor which looked a bit worse for wear. The stuff matched her inky hair, which fell down to her ribs and had too many curls for her own good, and the shadowy cape trailing after her. Her skin was as pale as milk, her eyes an eerie shade of amber-golden. Strapped across the human's back rested a simple crossbow that one might use for hunting.
Ebonymist seated herself on a broken log, absently looking at the ring on her left index finger. It was nothing so spectacular- a simple silver band with faint runes scratched into it, though it did look old. She smiled as she turned her gloved hand around, the metal glinting in the sun. This ring held her most valued secret, naturally, for she wouldn't dare show her face in public should she fail to wear it. The people passing by her gave her warm smiles and the occasional greetings, as if she was your average Solamnic.
If they only knew.
A passing dog looked her way and snarled, hackles raising. It didn't like this odd lady- she smelled of swamps and lightless forests, of shadows, silent meditation and the acrid taint of acid. It couldn't understand how the humans didn't notice the weird smells, the scent of somewhere Far Away.
Ebonymist sighed, even as her companion poked her head around the woman's side and yipped a warning at the dog, who gave the armored ladt one last glare and went on its way. The newcomer was a gray fox, a female with an almost perpetual smile and dark, intelligent eyes. "Looks like it's just you and me, Arafel," Ebonymist smiled at the small canine, stroking the fox's head.
"You and me. And that's all that matters..."

eswiftfire
06/28/2002 11:11 AM

OOC: Umm... right. And what is going to happen after this? What sort of campaign are you starting? Or you merely wanted to post something you wrote in here?

Dark_Master
06/28/2002 2:58 PM

Ryan sat in the Inn of the Last Home and waited patiently for his twin to arrive. She always had a knack for keeping him waiting. But he didn't mind it soo much. He dug into a plate of spiced potatoes with great earnest. They were delicious. Wondeful, but he drank only water with them. Any other fluid would pollute his body and as such his mind and soul. He believed that this was a fine way of remaing focus and concentration. Especially in times of great need. He wore a dark green robe, tightly fitting and held at the waist with a silver chain. A dark clock hung around his shoulder, and a pouch contained his meager traveling items. Several small jars containing salves and ointments, an old leather bound book with a five pointed star as the only thing to adon its cover, a pouch of steel coins, and a dagger.

The sky was clear that day and the sun shone strong, but gave no great heat. He looked up for a barmaid and asked for more potatoes and he would most likely be needing accomodation. Til the heart's blood boils or the bones be ash,
til the tallow be dust and death's teeth gnash
this one be mine.....

Mirror
06/28/2002 10:46 PM

"Mirror, I wish you wouldn't get like this! Have you any idea how embarassing this is?!!!!"

Mirror stood on the bar and was leading a rousing rendition of a song she had picked up from a travelling kender called "They won't catch me even when I'm dead" Gaia looked down at her plate of spiced potato's and sighed. A strand of her long dark hair fell in front of her eyes as she closed them and wished the ground would swallow her up. Mirror always got like this after too many glasses of ale. Gaia sometimes thought that the only part of her friend that was elvish was her looks.
Gaia jumped up with a start when one of Mirror's drunken boots kicked the plate of food Gaia was nursing and sent it cascading down her new white robe.
"By Mishkail what do you think you are doing Mirror!!!!!!" the cleric shouted as she stood up, spiced potato's and gravy dripping down her robes.

Mirror looked at her friend with wide almond eyes and started to appologise. Unfortuantely it was then that she was overcome with a fit of the giggles. She brushed a white braid behind one delicately pointed ear and cursed her giggles for surfacing at the worst times. Soon the giggles turned into full blown belly laughs and the Kagonesti fighter mage collapsed in a heap of laughter on the bar, with the rest of the patrons who had been singing with her joining in.

Gaia's face started to turn a bright shade of crimson, and got brighter every time her friend turned her reflective almond eyes on her. She turned away, knowing that, as a cleric, scrapping with an annoying Kagonesti was not alowed, and began to walk off with the intention of going up to her room to change and get cleaned up. Instead, she fell over a fox that was, for some reason, scuttering off in the direction of the commotion at the bar. She then landed promptly flat on her face on the floor. She could hear more laughter from behind her as those at the bar witnessed her further embarassment. She raised her head to get herself up, and found that she had fallen at the feet of a pale woman with long black cascading curls. She smiled up at her.
"Errr, could you help me up please?" the cleric of Mishkail asked, extending her hand. Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Dark_Master
06/29/2002 3:12 AM

Watching the commotion occur, he mused slightly. But he felt for the girls embarrasment. He knew what it was like to be on that end of stick. Bu that had been some time ago. He was here now, his past demons no longer haunyed him, but in a sense he missed them. This place was wonderous and new, but home was home, it was all he knew. He shrugged the past off and stood up. Walking over to the Inn Keeper. "I'd like to be shown to my room now if thats alright?"

With that, Ryan was taken to his room on one of the upper levels. Til the heart's blood boils or the bones be ash,
til the tallow be dust and death's teeth gnash
this one be mine.....

Ebonymist
06/29/2002 12:16 PM

"Errr, could you help me up please?" the cleric of Mishkail asked, extending her hand.
Stifling a laugh, Ebonymist compled. "Are you all right, ma'am?" she started to ask, when her hand brushed the cleric's medallion. She stifled a cry of pain, stepping back and carefully tucking her hands into her sleeves to hide the burn running diagonally across the left. "I am Ebonymist," she said with a faint smile and polite nod. "A traveler from the south. Although now I remember why I rarely stop in taverns." She looked over at Mirror and winked. "Where, might I ask, do you two hail from?""With each kill I grow wiser, and with added wisdom, I become stronger." -Artemis Entreri

Flandrake
06/29/2002 3:10 PM

Colar heard the laughter and started to run for the door instead of walking he always enjoyed a good joke. He was one of the smartest gnomes around thats why he decided to leave Mount Nevermind, so he could see the knowledge of the world (and help him with his life quest). He wore baggy blue pants a long sleaved white shirt and a black vest. He had a backpack filled with everything from food to explosives. He had a short sword at his side that was a gift from a solmanic knight.

Colar reached out one of his short hands, rather skiny for a gnomes and grasped the handle. He quickly opened the door to see if he could here the joke. But no all he could see were a few patrons at the bar and an elf laughing on the bar.Colar looked down on the ground, "I missed it," he moaned. Oh well there will be plenty more, the gnome always tryed to look at things on the bright side.

He walked over to a table where he found a lone man sitting, he had a green robe on with a silver chain around the waist. The gnome wanted to talk to someone, he wasn't used to traveling alone. Gerad always kept him company on his travels but ever since he went into the knighthood he stopped traveling with Colar, but he gave him a present before Colar left, the short sword so Colar could protect himself for a change. He wanted to have one of his stories heard and this fellow was all alone.

"Hellothereisthisseattaken?" Colar asked the man.....
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"Do, or do not, there is no try" -Yoda Empire Strikes Back"

Dark_Master
06/30/2002 1:23 AM

Ryan barely caught onto what the Gnome was saying. After he finally figured out what he had been saying. "Well....i guess it isn't. Not for the moment anyway. Please do sit." He watched as the Gnome did so. "May i ask your name....and please....just the short version." Til the heart's blood boils or the bones be ash,
til the tallow be dust and death's teeth gnash
this one be mine.....

Flandrake
06/30/2002 2:18 PM

"Whythankyou, oh I'm sorryI havn't had to talkto humans in sometime now. Well the knightscall me Colar(Co lare)."Colar motioned for a barmaid,"Bring mesome spicedpotatoes(clearly trying very hard not to slur or speak to fast) bread, cheese, andamug of ale."
The barmaid looked at Colar in a questioning face shruged and walked to the kitchen.
"Andwhat is your name?"
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"Do, or do not, there is no try" -Yoda "Empire Strikes Back"

thistledown
06/30/2002 4:35 PM

"Who, me?" Javert asked as he turned to face the gnome. "I am Javert Roguesbane, Solomnic Marshall. What do you need, gnome?"

(OOC: Hate to crash mid conversation here, but I needed in.)The sword, it thirsts to drink of man.
The sword, at last must win.
Today is gone, and yesterday,
Must echo in the wind.

Flandrake
06/30/2002 7:46 PM

OCC: What the? I didn't even know you were near by and why would I ask your name behind your back, and if you heard me say that then you must have heard me talking with Ryan. So I think you should think of a different intro. But thats just me.
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"Do, or do not, there is no try" -Yoda "Empire Strikes Back"

thistledown
06/30/2002 10:44 PM

(OOC: I know you weren't asking his name. Give the old man some credit, he's trying to play a joke. Besides, I was to tired to think of something better at the time. This is after a lot of the stuff that he's been in, and I'm trying to put him in a bit happier mood than he used to be. So, act confused, be a gnome, and answer his question. Please.)The sword, it thirsts to drink of man.
The sword, at last must win.
Today is gone, and yesterday,
Must echo in the wind.

Mirror
06/30/2002 11:12 PM

Gaia took the outstreched hand gratefully, but noticed the womans reaction to her medallion. This not only puzzled her, but sent alarm bells going off in her ears. She suddenly became more on her guard.

"Oh, we both hail from here in Solace originally. I know, it's a strange place for a kagonesti to hail from, but it's a long story! I'm Gaia by the way, and the fool of a kagonesti over there is my friend Mirror."

Gaia noticed that as they talked, Ebonymist was very keen to keep her hands covered, and kept playing with the fabric of her sleeves.

"I think I noticed that you had a burn on your hand earlier," Gaia said, her heart beating a little bit faster, "May I have a look at it? I'm a cleric of Mishkail, and I might be able to do something to ease the pain."



Meanwhile Mirror looked up and saw her cleric friend talking to the new comer, so she thought she would walk over and introduce herself.
She got off the bar in a most ungaceful fashion for an elf (fallin flat on her arse!), and the proceeded to try and walk over to Gaia and her new friend. Easier said than done! Although her brain was telling her legs to walk, they seemed to be really tired, and the only thing they wanted to do was flop on the floor.
She got as far as a table with a gnome and two human men (one of which she noticed was quite attractive! :)), and her legs finally decided that they had had enough! They gave way underneath her and she ended up falling into the gnomes lap.
She tried to slur a greeting to her new companions, but all she could do was giggle and wave. Most annoying!Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Dark_Master
07/01/2002 3:15 AM

Ryan regarded the man with a little amusement. "Will you sit sir, this seat isn't taken either." He gestured to the chair next to him and then turned to the Gnome. "I am Ryan Ardian.....a pleasure to meet you both." Til the heart's blood boils or the bones be ash,
til the tallow be dust and death's teeth gnash
this one be mine.....

Flandrake
07/01/2002 9:18 AM

Colar pushed Mirror into the other chair with a great efort, "wheez, I'm Colar" the Gnome looked at the knight, "Ihadanoldfriend, opps sorry, anyway I had an old friend who was Solmanic pheraps you have heard of him, Gerad Gather-Han."

The Gnome waited for a response but with no patients he started to jabber (sp) on in Gnomish about a time him and Gerad stared down a bunch of goblins. Finally Colar's food came and he quickly stuffed it in his mouth, noticing Ryan's face cringe Colar slowed down.

"Nowwhat where yousaying Javert?"
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"Do, or do not, there is no try" -Yoda "Empire Strikes Back"

[Edited by Flandrake on Monday, July 1, 2002 9:20 AM]

thistledown
07/02/2002 12:31 AM

"Pleased to meet you" Javert said. "I was just stopping by on my way back north. I'm not a knight actually. I ... return people to Solomnia for trial. There are posts in the knighthood besides knights. Anyways, I just got through tracking down a few rouges and am heading back north to see what new jobs for me. I was traveling with Mirror and Gaia over there, but it looks like Mirror has made a fool of herself again. Guess I better help Gaia. Excuse me gentlemen." Javert then rose and walked over to Gaia. "Need some help?"

(OOC: I figured they've probably been in a few quests togather before, and it's a good reason for them to both be there. Let me know if it's a problem.)The sword, it thirsts to drink of man.
The sword, at last must win.
Today is gone, and yesterday,
Must echo in the wind.

Ebonymist
07/02/2002 9:01 PM

Ebonymist blinked softly, cautiously withdrawing her hand and revealing her burned palm. "I doubt you can heal this injury," she said quietly. "Your powers are not... compatible... with mine." She glanced down at the silver ring on her index finger with slight embarrasment at have been caught so easily.
"Forgive me for not acknowledging your presences," she added to the others in the room, bowing. "I'm used to living alone. Other than Arafel, that is," she added with a slight smile, looking down at the inquisitive fox. "An old friend of mine- if I can even be said to have friends at all.""With each kill I grow wiser, and with added wisdom, I become stronger." -Artemis Entreri

Flandrake
07/03/2002 5:02 PM

"SoRyan wheredoyou thinkyou'll be traveling in the morning?"
As Ryan was trying to figure out what he had said Colar started to poke Mirror to see if she was still awake.
'Hmmm quite rare for an elf to get drunk' Colar thought as he took a big gulp from his glass of ale.

"Do, or do not, there is no try' -Yoda "Empire Strikes Back"

Flandrake
07/05/2002 12:44 PM

OCC: Why is no one posting? "Do, or do not, there is no try' -Yoda "Empire Strikes Back"

Mirror
07/05/2002 10:40 PM

Mirror looked at the gnome and grinned, "Well, Mr Gnome, I'm not your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill elf, so there! And I'm not drunk, I'm just a little tipsy! And why are you making the floor spin round like that, it's making me feel a bit ill, could you stop it please?!"Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Flandrake
07/06/2002 9:56 AM

"Here you better drink this" Colar took out a small flask that had some bluish green liquid inside of it.

"It will make the floor stop spinning."

Colar gave Mirror the flask.
"Keepan eyeon him." Colar said to Ryan as he walked over to Javert.

"Ummm Mirror is going to pass out after she drinks that I think we should take her up to a room." "Do, or do not, there is no try' -Yoda "Empire Strikes Back"

thistledown
07/07/2002 12:53 AM

"Yes, where is Gaia? I know they were traveling togather." Javert said. "Gnumash?" Javert asked spying the flask. "No, probably not. I wouldn't recomend going near the stuff. Thistledown drinks enough of it though."

(OOC: For more on Gnumash, look around on some older threads. It's a form of Gnomish Alcohol. Very Strong.)The sword, it thirsts to drink of man.
The sword, at last must win.
Today is gone, and yesterday,
Must echo in the wind.

Flandrake
07/07/2002 9:15 PM

"No it's not Gnumash it's a speical mix that will heal a drunk but they'll be passed out for about two to four hours. I really think we should take him up to his room, we'll need your help to carry him." Colar had finally gotten used to speaking common to humans again. Colar then noticed that Javert was standing in front of two women and a fox.

"Ummm, are you the one traveling with that elf?" Colar asked the two women. "Do, or do not, there is no try' -Yoda "Empire Strikes Back"

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