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Baz
07/17/2000 2:23 PM

OOC: This RP Quest takes place during the War of the Lance in Abanasinia. The Heroes of the Lance are currently fighting in Pax Tharkas. The tale opens in a particularly daunting inn in the city of Haven.


The door to the Mercenarie's Heart Tavern and Inn slammed open in the middle of a particularly dry dry spell. Sand and dust kicked up into the entrance of the inn.

Standing in the entrance of the tavern is a gigantic minotaur. The minotaur's leggings are ripped in various places. His white shirt is dirt stained and torn wide open. He carries two large packs on his back. Sheathed on either hip was a large broadsword. A large battle axe was slung over his back and various daggers hung from his belt.

The minotaur had the looke of a mercenary that would sell out his mother for a good sword. The inn was full of people just like him.

Shutting the door behind him the large minotaur stalked over to the bar. The bartender huslted to meet him.

"What'll it be, sir?"

"Give me a pint of dwarf spirits." The minotaur moved silently to a shadowy corner of the inn. The minotaur glanced around, peering at the other patrons of the Mercenarie's Heart. Maybe, he thought, one of them could help him.

The_Hooded_One
06/05/2000 4:39 AM

*Hooded walks into the tavern armed with a dagger. Walking up to the bar, Hooded orders a mug of ale and walks to a shadowy corner to take a seat. Seeing the well armed minotaur, Hooded walks to another corner. Sitting down, Hooded studies the minotaur, a faint memory of recognition stirs in his mind.*

Baz
06/05/2000 5:30 PM

The minotaur stares balefully at Hooded. The same feeling of lost memory stirs within him. "Oh well", he thinks, "I've met many travelers on my quests." Then he sees Hooded eyeing him. He purposely shifts in his seat so as to move more into the light and become more recognizable. "Good", he thinks, "let the pray come to the hunter."

The_Hooded_One
06/06/2000 2:35 AM

*Hooded sips his ale. Not quite able to place the minotaur. Hooded shrugs it off. Probably one of the countless people on a quest to kill him. Hooded bumped into four or five people on a daily basis who had some quest or vengefull inclination towards him. Finishing his mug of ale, Hooded looks back over to the minotaur who is still staring at him.*

"Am I wearing something of yours?" Hooded asks the minotaur irritably.

Ramoth
06/06/2000 11:40 AM

A figure enters the inn. Covers head to toe in a black cloak, it's face shrouded in shadow. I sits in a chair nearest to the fire. It seems as though it does not wish to be seen.

Baz
06/06/2000 3:19 PM

The minotaur shakes his head. "You seem familiar. Have we met before?" Just then Baz notices the shrouded figure enter the bar and place himself in a dark corner. "Maybe...just maybe." he thinks.

The_Hooded_One
06/07/2000 2:37 AM

"Possibly we have Minotaur. Are you here to join Ariakas' army? Or does other business bring you to this fair City?" probes Hooded. Turning to see the shrouded figure enter the bar, Hooded sips his ale thoughtfully. Seeing a gully dwarf scuttle pass, Hooded whispers in the dirty creatures ear. "I saw a rat run into that persons hood." The gully dwarf runs over to the shrouded figure and pulls back the hood, in search of the rat.

Ramoth
06/07/2000 1:45 PM

When the hood is removed a womans face is seen. She is elven and has white hair and grey skin. She pushes the gully dwarf away and replaces her hood back on her head, hoping no one saw her. She mutters softly, something about having to hide herself in shadow.

Baz
06/07/2000 4:56 PM

"Ariakas' army? Indeed not. The lives of humans worry me not. I come here in business and necessity. I reguire a guide through the Sentinel Peaks. Have you any knowledge of the area?"

The_Hooded_One
06/08/2000 3:03 AM

*Hooded looks at the strange looking elf suspiciously. Elves were bad enough. A mutated elf like that even worse. Hooded makes a mental note to murder her at some stage. Hearing the minotaur, Hooded turns his head.*

"Of course I'm familiar with those territories Minotaur. I have an amazing understanding of Ansalon's topography. However, I don't go handing out my services willy-nilly. If you want me to guide. You better have a damn big carrot to dangle in front of me."

Ramoth
06/10/2000 9:30 PM

The elf glances at the minotaur then to the human. She shrugs, knowing what people think of her. The elf calls a waitress and orders a glass of elven wine.

Baz
06/11/2000 9:55 AM

Baz laughs at Hooded's remark. "The carrot is large enough to retire on. One thousand steel for your aid. Half here, half when I get what I want. Enough?"

The_Hooded_One
06/12/2000 2:57 AM

"Hmm, cold hard steel. Best kind of currency during war time. Hmm, I'll have to have a think about it first Minotaur. What's the mission?"

*Hooded turns to the hooded figure in the corner.*

"What kind of elf are you? You're an abomination. Even by elf standard."

Ramoth
06/12/2000 9:35 AM

The hooded one glares at Hooded. "I am not an abomination. No more then a half-elf is." She shakes her head. "You're a fool anyway. More of a dark heart then my own." She removes the hood from her head. "As to what kind of elf. I can say I am half Qualinesti. The rest I am not free to say."

Leana_Nightbreeze
06/12/2000 10:46 AM

The door swings open once again and a young mage walks in. With her hood down, all could see her red hair and flashing eyes witch quickly scanned the room, taking in everything. Glancing at Hooded, she choose a seat far away from him, remembering a few passed adventures.

The_Hooded_One
06/13/2000 2:20 AM

*Sipping at his drink, Hooded listens to the strange elf's words. Figuring the rest out for himself. Hooded lets the matter rest. Turning to Leana Nightbreeze.*

"Quite the reunion Nightbreeze. I thought you were dead."

Baz
06/13/2000 3:35 PM

"The mission?" Baz snorts. "You wanna know the mission. Let's just say something very close to me has been stolen. And I want to get back at the thief. But I'll abandon you as soon as I get to where I need to be, unless you wish to come along. The choice is yours. Think it over carefully."

Leana_Nightbreeze
06/13/2000 4:34 PM

Leana laughs coldly.

"ME? Dead? No, my hooded friend it takes much more than this world has to kill me. Sorry to disappoint you, but I plan to be around for quite awhile. As for this mission, I'll go, if you don't mind my company, minataur. Hooded can tell you, I can be quite a nuisence in a jam."

The_Hooded_One
06/14/2000 4:04 AM

*Hooded scratches his chin thoughtfully at the minotaurs words. Understanding the for vengance, Hooded makes his decision.*

"Agreed then Minotaur. 500 steel now. 500 more when we find this thief. As for going on, I'll make that decision when the time comes."

*Hooded turns to Leana.*

"On the contrare Nightbreeze." Hooded flashes his black shapeshifting ring to Leana, reminding her of his true form. "I grow weary of mortal companionship."

*Hooded turns his attention back to the minotaur.*

"Nightbreeze will do Minotaur. Handy in a scrap, not as good as me of course." Hooded says arrogantly. Noting the furious glare he receives from Leana cheerfully.

Leana_Nightbreeze
06/14/2000 6:42 PM

Leana snarled for a moment, but quickly regained her composure, admitting to herself that is was true.

"Alright 500 now, 500 later, sounds fine to me."

The_Hooded_One
06/15/2000 1:58 AM

"So how did you escape that undead city thing we were in a few years back?" Hooded asks Leana.

*Hooded calls over a barmaid and asks for the most expensive dwarf spirits. When the barmaid puts a hand out for payment. Hooded jerks his chin at the minotaur.*

"The horned one in the corner is paying."

Leana_Nightbreeze
06/15/2000 4:53 PM

Unable to resist a nice mug of dwarven spirits, Leana slips closer, carefully watching Hooded, however, knowing that it is suicide to do otherwise in his presence.

"It was quite easy, accually. Most of the theives that used that place as a haven had underground entrances to avoid undead warriors. When I scattered that band of them with dragonfear, i noticed a few of 'em dissappear into the ground. Didn't take me long to find where they had gone, and the survivors weren't that hard to take care of. Do you know if Lord Arkain survived the mess?"

The_Hooded_One
06/16/2000 6:01 AM

*Hooded listens to Leana's tale with interest.*

"Yes a strange city that was. I managed to escape in the confusion of the fight. I know not what happened to Lord Arkain. Last I saw, he stood his ground to fight. The fool that he was. Probably dead now." Hooded says indifferently. "What are you doing in this neck of the woods Nightbreeze? Here to join up with Ariakas' army?"

Leana_Nightbreeze
06/16/2000 2:33 PM

"No, that fool will never succeed, and I don't like Tekhisis in the least. She may be powerful but her plans are never carried out completely. I preffer her son much more. Pity about Arkain, he had somewhat of a head on his shoulders, but it matters little; knights are a dime a dozen. Hmmm, wish I could remember the way to that city, I'd like to get back to that treasure sometime."

The_Dark_Lady
06/16/2000 6:03 PM

~From out of nowhere a chair materializes and in it sits a figure dressed in a midnight black robe with the hood pulled low over her face. When she looks up cold saphire eyes can be seen along with a few strands of silver hair.~ What is this mission being planned?

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/16/2000 6:30 PM

"Well, well. The Ice Maiden makes an appearance."

*Hooded turns to the minotaur.*

"Don't worry about paying her," Hooded jerks a chin in the Dark Lady's direction. "She'll follow me around for free."

*Hooded looks out a window and notices several elven figures questioning people on the street. Noting the large number of elves, Hooded rustles in his seat uneasily.*

"Anyways, I'm keen to get started. I'm sick of Haven, time to move on."

The_Dark_Lady
06/16/2000 6:37 PM

~Rolls her eyes at Hooded~ Have you not learned yet that I do not have any affection for you what so ever?? You are just constantly dreaming. I would not follow you around for anything in this world I am in need of money and this is a fun way of recieving money.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/16/2000 9:15 PM

*Hooded stands up and snaps his fingers. His dagger appears immediately into a tight grip. Walking up to Dark Lady angrily.*

"Lies, lies. If I wanted you. I would have de-ragged and bagged you ages ago." Snaps Hooded.

The_Dark_Lady
06/16/2000 9:20 PM

~Rolls her eyes and stands up from her seat~ Oh please do not start with me. ~Snaps her fingers and a dagger just like the one Hooded has appears in her hands but he still has his.~ You could not get me even if you wanted me.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/16/2000 9:31 PM

*Hooded's eyelids narrow slightly. With lightening speed, Hooded's hand shoots out and grabs Dark Lady's wrist tightly. Pulling her close to himself with a rough movement. So close, Hooded can feel Dark Lady's breath brush his face, Hooded looks at Dark Lady challengingly.*

"Pull yourself away from me then."

The_Dark_Lady
06/16/2000 9:34 PM

~She pulls away but her wrist is still caught in his tight grasp which she cannot get out of. She struggles for a moment then gives up and puts her dagger up to his throat.~ Let me go ~She says in a strong, cold voice.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/16/2000 10:00 PM

*Hooded lets go of Dark Lady's wrist. Before she has a chance to move, Hooded slides an arm around Dark Lady's back. Pulling her in close, so her body is pressed against his own. Ignoring the dagger still pressed against his throat, Hooded whispers in Dark Lady's ear.*

"Pull yourself away from me now then. I know you can if you try."

The_Dark_Lady
06/16/2000 10:08 PM

~Dark Lady struggles to remove herself from his hold on her but she cannot. She snaps her fingers and another dagger appears in her other hand and she presses the tip of it up against his heart.~ Are you finally admitting your love for me or is this just your way of getting close to me without admitting type situation? ~She struggles to remove herself once more but is not successful and if you were to look closely she was not trying very hard.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/16/2000 10:41 PM

*With his free hand. Hooded gently reaches for the hand holding a dagger at his throat. Pulling the hand holding the dagger away slowly. Removing a wisp of silver hair away from Dark Lady's face.*

"I admit nothing."

*With that said, Hooded let's Dark Lady go and returns to his seat.*

The_Dark_Lady
06/17/2000 9:03 AM

~Dark Lady walks to her seat and sits down. The notices that her hood had fallen during the encounter and she looks up to Hooded and then looks back down. She slowly replaces her hood on her head. She seems a bit shaken up. In a shaky voice.~ Umm when are we starting this mission? ~Once she has regained her composure she looks at Hooded with a confused look but with a stern voice.~ May I ask why you did that?

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/17/2000 4:40 PM

"I did that because I can. Let's just say I was proving a point before we start this mission." Hooded says with a nuetral tone.

*Hooded notes Dark Lady's flustered look triumphantly. Picking up his mug of dwarf spirits, Hooded takes a swig. Forgetting about the elves outside, Hooded orders another top shelf dwarf spirits.*

The_Dark_Lady
06/17/2000 6:52 PM

~With an "oh my god" look~ Because you can?? And what point might that have been? That you are admiting to your love finally? ~Turns from Hooded and calls over a barmaid.~ I would like dwarf spirits as well. Since he thinks that he is so great he will pay for it.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/17/2000 7:38 PM

"The point I made was to show everyone how obsessed you are."

*Seeing Dark Lady tell the barmaid he will pay, Hooded snorts and mutters something unintelligable under his breath.*

*Seeing the barmaid walk fearfully up to him. Hooded waves a hand in the minotaurs direction.*

"The horned one will pay."

The_Dark_Lady
06/17/2000 7:53 PM

~Rolls her eyes~ You are so obsessed with yourself. You did that just to get close to me and used it as a way to show that you are obsessed with me. If you would just admit it now it will make our journey much easier. And what did you just mutter. Muttering will get you in trouble.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/17/2000 8:17 PM

*Hooded shakes his head in utter disbelief.*

"As if. I only did that to prove I could. You melted like a handful of snow. The obsession in your eyes was plain for everyone to see."

*Hooded kicks his feet up on the table and puts both hands behind his head. Regarding Dark Lady with a triumphant gaze.*

The_Dark_Lady
06/17/2000 8:31 PM

~She points her finger at him as if scolding him but instead a lightening bolt jumps from her finger and hits his foot. The impact from the bolt makes his chair topple over and she gets up and puts her foot on his chest.~ If I was so obsessed I would not do that. Do not try to convince me that I have an obsession for you when I do not. Trying to convince me will get you nowhere. ~She now regards Hooded with a triumphant gaze.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

Ramoth
06/17/2000 8:50 PM

The elf looks carefully at Hooded and the dark one. Her gaze them moves on to the minotaur. "It seems you may have a bumpy road ahead of you. Old 'friends' aren't good company." She smiles. "Life bee not kind in the way."

The_Hooded_One
06/17/2000 9:04 PM

*Lying on his back, Hooded looks up at Dark Lady with an amused expression.*

"Looking for another excuse to touch me." Hooded says and rolls out from underneath Dark Lady's foot. "You were powerless when I held you before, so don't try and cover your obsession with heroic manauvres." Hooded chides and sits back down.

The_Dark_Lady
06/17/2000 9:18 PM

~Goes to sit back down~ I was not powerless. I did not want to embarass you by having a lady overpower you. And if I wanted to touch you I would. You would melt if I even came close to you. ~She snickers at the truthfulness in her statement.~

~Looks to Ramoth.~ We may be old "friends", and I use that term lightly, but we are not good friends so we will be fine company. We may argue and fight but we will conduct ourselves properly when the time calls for it. At least I will. ~Nods her head in Hooded's direction.~ I cannot answer for him.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/17/2000 9:45 PM

*Hooded rolls his eyes at Dark Lady's comments.*

"Come near me again Ice Maiden and I'll cut you in two."

*Turning to Ramoth.*

"I always conduct myself properly in a fight. Dark Lady will try, but I doubt she'll be able to concentrate with me so nearby." Hooded says arrogantly.

The_Dark_Lady
06/17/2000 9:54 PM

~She stands up at his comment and walks right up beside his chair. She hooks her foot on the leg of one of the chairs and jerks her leg back. His chair slides so he is facing her once again.~ I am near you so what are you going to do?? Remember what I said about insolent fools well that would apply for you.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/18/2000 4:09 AM

"You just can't help yourself. Each and every opportunity to get near me you take."

*Hooded places his foot on Dark Lady's chair and pushes her backwards. Leaving his foot on the chair for a teasing moment before resuming a normal sitting position and turning his chair back to its original postition. Hooded resumes drinking his dwarf spirits, watching Dark Lady out the corner of his eye.*

The_Dark_Lady
06/18/2000 1:30 PM

If I wanted to get close to you I would because I am not scared of you in the least. ~She notices that Hooded is still watching her.~ Must you stare at me like that? I know that you cannot help yourself, considering you look at me any chance you get, but I do not enjoy it. May I ask why you did not carry out your death threat? I came close to you but you did not cut me in half. That is just more evidence that you are in love with me.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/19/2000 4:07 AM

*Hooded turns to Dark Lady.*

"Don't fool yourself. We have a long and arduous journey ahead of us. You will be needed to cook and clean. You can start by getting me another drink. Make it snappy. I know you'll get a thrill out of serving me." Hooded says, drinking the last of his dwarf spirits. "Hurry along. I'm getting thirsty."

The_Dark_Lady
06/19/2000 8:05 AM

I would never cook nor clean for you. ~She gets up to get him a drink. The barmaid hands her a full pitcher of dwarf spirits. Dark Lady walks back to the table and stands right beside Hooded. She then begins to pour the full pitcher of dwarf spirits on Hooded's head.~ If you want that kind of service I will be happy to oblidge anytime. It does not matter that you are dirty. Rats are dirty too so I guess that you could class you and rats together.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/19/2000 4:32 PM

*Hooded wipes the stinging liquor out of eyes. His eyebrows furrow slightly, mildly annoyed. Calling over a barmaid, Hooded orders another mug of dwarf spirits and a glass of milk. Hooded sips the dwarf spirits and throws the glass of milk over Dark Lady. Seeing the milk slide ineffectually down Dark Lady's protective shield. Hooded snorts in disgust.*

"Oh well, guess I'll have to kill you instead." Hooded says snapping his fingers, his dagger materializing instantly into a tight grip. "Just jesting.
You should have seen the terrified look on your face." Hooded says with a amused expression.

The_Dark_Lady
06/19/2000 9:34 PM

~Watching the milk run down her shield harmlessly.~ Good one to bad it did not work out. You would not kill me because you would miss me to much and you would end up dying of a broken heart. I was not worried at all.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/20/2000 4:05 AM

*Hooded looks at Dark Lady for a lingering moment and stands up.*

"Well I'm going. Ariakas has banned any unauthorized depatures from Haven. I'll be able to leave of course. I doubt you guys will be able to. On seconds thoughts," Hooded sits back down and waves a barmaid over. "Barwench. Another mug of dwarf spirits, with a twist of lemon and a pinch of salt. Make it snappy." Hooded turns back to Dark Lady.
"I can get you out too, but it'll cost ya. 200 steel and a magical item is my usual fee for such services. For you Ice Maiden... 350 steel plus 3 magic items." Hooded says almost teasingly.

The_Dark_Lady
06/20/2000 7:29 AM

~Her eyes become colder than previously. The look she gives him unnerves him for a moment then he regains his composure.~ I would not go with you anywhere and I do not need to to get me out of anywhere. I have my own connections. I would not go with you even if you would get me out for free even though alone in the woods would be a perfect time to slit your throat.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/21/2000 2:44 AM

*Hooded shrugs.*

"Your loss. I doubt you'll be able to get out. Not with Ariakas' guardians there to stop you."

*Hooded drains the rest of his drink in a couple of long swigs. Stands up and departs the tavern without paying his tab. The barmaid rushes to the door to see where he is, but Hooded is already long gone.*

The_Dark_Lady
06/21/2000 7:33 AM

~Dark Lady stands up, lays back her head and closes her eyes. She lifts up her arms and when they are pointing at the ceiling she vanishes and all that is left are wisps of black smoke. She is then taken to outside the city walls and a guard passes right by her but does not acknowledge her presence. She walks to stand right by the gate.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/21/2000 4:37 PM

*A small mouse runs around Dark Lady squeeking and then scurries out of the gate. Hooded shapeshifts back into human form. Detecting the Dark Lady despite her invisibility spell, Hooded mutters arcane words and dispells her invisibility. Shouting in a loud voice."

"Guards! Capture that woman. She wants to leave the city."

The_Dark_Lady
06/21/2000 4:51 PM

~The guards come to take Dark Lady away. One on each side of her start escorting her out of the city. Then she starts whispering a spell and suddenly the guards no longer have her captured. She finds herself standing in the woods outside the city swearing that if Hooded ever does that to her again he will be without a head.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/21/2000 6:28 PM

*Hooded leans against a tree casually and regards
Dark Lady.*

"You're out of the city now. Thanks to my help,
You owe me 350 steel and 3 magic items. Pay up."

*Hooded ignores the glare he receives.*

"Cancelling your invisibility spell took a bit of
effort. So I'm going to have to charge you an extra
50 steel."

The_Dark_Lady
06/21/2000 7:09 PM

~Gives him another glare.~ I am not going to pay you anything you could have gotten me killed do you not realize that. Maybe you want to kill me well then I have an idea. ~She pulls her dagger and puts it up to Hooded's throat.~ I am going to kill you before you get the chance to kill me considering you want me dead so badly.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/21/2000 7:30 PM

*Hooded looks at Dark Lady.*

"I knew you would escape. If I had wanted to kill
you, I would have done it when you stood invisible
at the gate."

*Feeling the dagger pressed against his throat.
Hooded sighs.*

"Fine. Kill me then."

The_Dark_Lady
06/21/2000 7:42 PM

~She leaves the dagger where it is at and locks her eyes on his.~ I should kill you. How did you know that I would escape? What if I had not escaped and they were killing me now, would you be standing in the woods not caring what you caused?

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/21/2000 8:01 PM

"I knew a couple of guards would cause you no problem.
If you were the type of person who could be captured
so easily, I wouldn't have shown the interest in you
that I have over the years."

*Hooded puts his hand around Dark Lady's and moves
the dagger away from his throat. Using all his will
power, Hooded resists the urge to twist Dark Lady's
wrist, simply leaving his hand around hers instead.*

The_Dark_Lady
06/21/2000 8:07 PM

~She looks into his eyes as if searching for something. Instead of jerking her had from his grasp she leaves it where it is.~ You call our arguments over the years "interest"? You have always hated me. Hate is not "interest".

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/21/2000 8:40 PM

*Hooded lets go of Dark Lady's hand and turns around.*

"You ask me to explain something I can not put into
words."

*Hooded begins to walk off and then turns around.
Begins to say something, but doesn't wind up saying
it. Eventually Hooded talks.*

"What is your destination?"

The_Dark_Lady
06/21/2000 8:50 PM

Why can you not put it into words? It should be easy for you to say that you hate me, which is the total truth. And what were you going to say? I do not have a destination at this point I am just seeing where it takes me.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/21/2000 9:29 PM

"If only it were that easy. If I did hate you, the
words would roll off my tongue with ease."

*Hooded looks at his feet. Kicks a few stones thoughtfully
and looks back up.*

"I'm going home. To my domain in the southern swamps.
Mayhap you would like to accompany me there?" Hooded
says, avoiding eye contact.

The_Dark_Lady
06/22/2000 7:52 AM

~Looks around at the tall trees surrounding them thinking of what she is going to do.~ Then maybe hate is to strong of a word maybe dislike is a better word for your feelings toward me. Anyway, I will accompany you to our home.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

Ramoth
06/22/2000 8:09 AM

Ramoth looks to Baz. "Looks like they left ye behind. Oh well. You're gain. You don't have to deal with them now." She grins.

The_Hooded_One
06/22/2000 9:20 PM

*Hooded nods to Dark Lady.*

"Agreed then. It's a long journey. So make sure you
keep up." Hooded says, unable resist a quick jibe.
"We have no provisions, but that won't matter. There
will be many elven and farming villages to raid on
the way."

The_Dark_Lady
06/23/2000 7:53 AM

I believe that I will be able to keep up. ~With that she starts walking off ahead of him, she looks back over her shoulder at him.~ I believe that you will be the one not able to keep up. Raiding villages? Sounds like fun. ~She turns back around and starts walking. In a loud enough voice for him to barely hear she says.~ I must have been right. Dislike is the proper word.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/23/2000 3:58 PM

*Hooded catches up and walks about two paces in front of Dark Lady to stay in the lead.*

"At this pace, you'll be lying flat on your face exhausted by nightfall. Why do you say dislike is the right word?"

*Seeing a quick distraction, Hooded sneakily increases his lead from two paces to three paces.*

The_Dark_Lady
06/23/2000 4:59 PM

~Dark Lady closes her eyes and snaps her fingers. She is then transported five paces ahead of Hooded. She looks over her shoulder at him while walking.~ I have high endurance. ~She smirks at him then becomes serious.~ I say that dislike is the right word for lack of any other word to use. You definately cannot use like because I am sure that you do not consider me a friend and the only other possibility for the word like is that you have an attraction to me and that is definately not the case here so dislike has to fit.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/23/2000 6:40 PM

*Hooded catches up again. Walking even with Dark Lady. Hooded regards her askance.*

"You already look tired. Admit you can't keep up and I'll slow down." Hooded says and begins to jog. "I still wouldn't say dislike is the right word." Hooded says over his shoulder as he increases his lead.

The_Dark_Lady
06/23/2000 7:24 PM

~She snaps her fingers again and she is walking right beside Hooded.~ Truce we will walk together or this is going to be a very long trip. I could keep up but this trip would be more enjoyable if we did not compete. ~She looks away and then looks back and becomes serious.~ What would you say the right word is?

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/24/2000 4:40 PM

*Resisting the urge to get ahead a few paces, Hooded turns to Dark Lady.*

"I don't know. Let us not dwell on words. Perhaps you'll find out the right word later. It is getting dark, so we'll have to setup a camp anyway."

*Hooded walks to a cave which just happens to be nearby and starts building a fire.*

The_Dark_Lady
06/24/2000 5:14 PM

~She walks into the cave and looks around. It was not very big but big enough for two people. She lays out her blanket and realizes that it is torn up, probably from a previous fight. She goes to sit in the back corner to get away from the wind and cold. She watches as Hooded covers up and lays down. She walks over to him and avoids eye contact.~ May I have a corner of blanket?

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/24/2000 5:33 PM

*Hooded lies on the blanket and looks around at Dark Lady. An amused expression on his face.*

"Of course."

*Hooded slides over, leaving just over half the blanket area free.*

The_Dark_Lady
06/24/2000 5:41 PM

~She slides up under the blanket with him and is still shaking a little.~ Thank you for not letting me freeze. ~She then puts the blanket up around her chin still cold.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/24/2000 5:53 PM

*Hooded slides up close to Dark Lady and puts a cautious arm around her.*

"I'll keep your body warm. But don't even think about warming your cold feet on my legs."

The_Dark_Lady
06/24/2000 6:03 PM

~Dark Lady turns around so she is facing him and his arm is still around her and they make eye contact.~ Do not worry I will not put my feet on you. What would you say the right word for your feelings are? ~She moves closer to him and rests her head on his chest.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

Leana_Nightbreeze
06/24/2000 6:12 PM

"Those two make an aDORable couple, but unfortunately, I'm not in the mood to puke." Leana turned to the minotaur, "Well? I'm flat broke and I gotta get out of this town before the price on my head gets too big; are we ever going on this adventure or not?"

OOC: Damn, nothing happens and then you're away for a week and some really interesting argument shows up. Just my luck!

The_Hooded_One
06/24/2000 6:27 PM

*Hooded holds Dark Lady slightly tighter. Admiring the slick way she sneaked that question back in.*

"The right word isn't hate or dislike. It isn't even like."

*Hooded waves a hand and puts the fire out. With a second waves of his hand, no more moonlight enters the cave. Covering both cave dwellers in complete darkness.*

The_Dark_Lady
06/24/2000 6:37 PM

~She looks around at the darkness and rubs her head up against his chest. Confused at his reply she asks~ If those three are not the right word then there are no more words left. What word are you thinking of? ~She looks up at him and she can see his eyes shining and she is mesmerized by them.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/24/2000 7:02 PM

*Hooded looks at Dark Lady and whispers the words in her ear. Not wanting to say them out loud. After eventually falling asleep, Hooded wakes up in the morning. Trying to ignore the pain of several scratches down the length of his back.*

"On with the adventure." Hooded says and stands at the cave entrance. Breathing in the crisp morning air.

The_Dark_Lady
06/24/2000 7:21 PM

~Dark Lady looks into his eyes with a look that no one has ever gotten before. She leans her head back on his shoulder and goes to sleep. She rolls over and looks beside her finding that Hooded is gone. She looks around the cave through small slits in her eyes because of the bright light. She finds him standing at the entrance and she gets up slowly. Walking over to him she look out.~ Well are you ready? ~She looks back and walks over to the blanket and rolls it up. Noticing that the blanket is their only possession she walks back and hands it to Hooded with a grin.~ I do believe that this is yours.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/24/2000 7:57 PM

*Hooded takes the blanket and places it carefully in his pack. Looking down the trail.*

"Now that you've proved your endurance. It's time to get moving." Hooded says walking off down the trail.

The_Dark_Lady
06/24/2000 8:34 PM

~She catches up with him and starts walking beside him.~ Thank you for sharing your cover last night. ~She looks down the trail.~ How far is your house?

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/24/2000 8:43 PM

"Well, I wouldn't call it a house exactly." Hooded says amused. "Walking the distance will take us about two months to get there. There are magical wards around the area so magically teleporting there isn't an option."

The_Dark_Lady
06/24/2000 9:22 PM

Two months is not that bad and you are luckly to even have a house which is more than I can say for me. ~Laughs at his last statement.~ Sounds exactly like you.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/25/2000 6:28 PM

"Why do you not have a home?"

*Suddenly an arrow whizzes by Hooded's head. Instantly
recognizing the arrow as elven. Hooded dives down and
takes cover.*

The_Dark_Lady
06/25/2000 7:24 PM

~Dark Lady watches the arrow fly by Hooded's head then one fly by her barely missing her she dives down beside Hooded.~ I will explain that some other time.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/26/2000 2:18 AM

*Hooded pulls out a throwing star and casually dispatches it into a tree about half a mile distant with a flick of his wrist. Ten seconds later an elf drops out of the tree dead. Walking to the corpse.*

"This guy has been after me for ages." Hooded says and searches the dead body for valuables. "So anyway. Why don't you have a home?"

The_Dark_Lady
06/26/2000 7:41 AM

~Dark Lady watches Hooded kill the elf and she walks over to the dead body with him.~ Well I always live in taverns and inns. I have never been in need of a home. I guess I am never in one place long enough and people usually do not want me around so I leave before anything happens. I am sure that your home is not the typical though. ~She laughs a little and starts walking again.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/27/2000 4:06 AM

"Well it's not typical by human standards anyway. I haven't been there for a long time." Hooded says, finishing his search of the elf. The only item of any use being a large bottle of mead, which Hooded cracks open instantly and takes a swig. "I'd offer you some, but this liquor is probably too strong for your delicate frame." Says Hooded challengingly.

The_Dark_Lady
06/27/2000 8:51 AM

~Dark Lady accepts his challenge and takes the bottle. She drinks some with ease and hands it back to him with a victorious look her face.~ I am sure that you have learned that I am not that delicate. If anybody should know that you should. So tell me about this house of yours.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/28/2000 2:34 AM

*Hooded takes the bottle back amused and helps himself to a long pull. Wiping his mouth with the sleeve of his cloak.*

"Well this 'house' is more of a lair, but you'll see it when we get there. Oh well, time to move on O' Delicate One." Hooded says and quickly walks away.

The_Dark_Lady
06/28/2000 3:37 PM

~She begins walking again but suddenly stops dead still and looks at him with a very mad look on her face.~ Where do you get the idea that I am delicate? Like I said before if anybody should know that I am not delicate you should. ~She walks up to him and hits him on the back where the scratches are and runs her finger down the length of one of them and she watches him try to suppress a wince.~ I had a feeling that your 'house' is not much of a typical house.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/28/2000 4:32 PM

*Hooded screws his face up from the pain. Turning around quickly. Reaching his hand out, Hooded grabs a handful of silver hair and yanks it hard. With his other hand, Hooded grabs Dark Lady's wrist and squeezes it as hard as he can.*

"Let's see ya get out of this one." Hooded says happily, obviously enjoying the fight.

The_Dark_Lady
06/28/2000 7:42 PM

(ooc- Hoody if you get this go to Druken Dragon if you can.!!)

~She quickly kneeded him in the stomach and then pushed him to the ground. Then she straddles him and pins him on the ground.~ Just like that.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/28/2000 8:16 PM

ooc - can't get into the drunken dragon coz I'm on
a network. Check ya email. I'm not sure if I got the
address right.

"Just like that huh."

*Hooded wriggles from under Dark Lady. Acting quickly
Hooded executes a light choke hold.*

"How would you get out of this one then?"

The_Dark_Lady
06/28/2000 8:34 PM

~Dark Lady lays there a minute and then makes a decision.~ Considering it is a light choke hold I would simply do this. ~She takes his hand from ner neck and grabs hold of his wrist twisting it which makes him go down on his knees then takes his other wrist and does the same. Even though it was a contest to inflict a small amount of pain she was alway careful not to hurt him to badly.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/29/2000 4:07 AM

*Hooded concentrates and mutters a few words. Teleporting just behind Dark Lady. Using the opportunity of his opponents turned back. Hooded executes a mild kick to the small of Dark Lady's back.*

"I understand if you want to surrender now, Delicate One." Hooded says teasingly.

The_Dark_Lady
06/29/2000 10:14 PM

~Dark Lady falls to the ground from the kick and holds her back. When Hoody bends down to check on her she pulls him down beside her after a little wrestling she pins him to the ground with her face right in front of his.~ You will have to surrender first. ~She says never moving.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/30/2000 2:45 AM

*Hooded grabs Dark Lady's waist and throws her off.*

"Never. You should surrender now. Save me the effort of having to kick to your ass." Hooded says and does just that. Following the manauvre up by grabbing Dark Lady's foot and twisting her ankle.*

"You give up I presume... good, I win." Hooded says and waits for a reply.

The_Dark_Lady
06/30/2000 8:55 AM

~She looks at him with a sarcastic look and says in that same sarcastic tone.~ Me?? Give up to you?? That's almost funny but not quite. ~She kicks him where he does not like to be kicked and he lets go of her foot and lays on the ground in agony. She stands up and walks away somewhat limping from Hoody twisting her ankle.~ I am guessing now that you give up. ~She turns around where she is and watches him writhe on the ground.~ I would say that is you surrendering.~Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
06/30/2000 4:33 PM

*Hooded stands up, revenge his prominant thought. Picking up a stick, Hooded hits the back of Dark Lady's knees. Making her stumble, then kicks her shoulders sending her face first into some mud.*

"Give up to someone as delicate as you... never. You seem helpless at the moment. Time for you to surrender and save as much of your dignity as possible."

The_Dark_Lady
07/07/2000 5:57 PM

~Dark Lady lays there and just looks at Hooded with a hurt look on her face. She tries to stand but falls back to the ground. Then she looks up at him with begging eyes. She finds a stick close to her and props herself up then starts to walk in the other direction.~ Maybe I should go find my own home.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/07/2000 7:16 PM

*Hooded looks at Dark Lady with an amused expression. Hurrying after her, Hooded grabs her hand.*

"Alright, no more fighting." Hooded says, dragging Dark Lady by her hand in the original direction they were heading. "Here, have a drink of this brandy I've been saving. I feel like getting drunk today."

The_Dark_Lady
07/07/2000 7:27 PM

~Dark Lady takes the bottle and takes a swallow.~ Sounds like a good idea to me. ~She then looks down and realizes that he is still holding her hand but she keeps walking acting like she doesn't even notice. She then accidentally steps in a hole and falls into his arms to keep from hitting the ground hard.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/07/2000 7:53 PM

*Hooded pulls her backup. Takes the bottle of brandy and takes a massive swig. Leaving his arm around her. Hooded pulls the bottle of brandy away from his lips. Staggering slightly as the brandy kicks in.*

"So where would you have gone if I hadn't come after you?"

The_Dark_Lady
07/07/2000 8:08 PM

~Dark Lady takes the brandy back and drinks more of it. She begins to lean on Hoody from the brandy.~ Back to the inn more than likely. ~She begins to walk crooked along with Hoody.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/07/2000 8:32 PM

"Now I can see how much liquor you can hold." Hooded says and takes another swig of brandly. Handing the bottle back to Dark Lady with some unintelligible slurred comment.

The_Dark_Lady
07/07/2000 8:53 PM

~Dark Lady drinks more brandy and she leans on Hoody. She spots a cave up ahead and she goes and sits in the middle of it. Then she motions Hoody to join her. In a slurred voice she says.~ It's almost night gotta sleep.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/07/2000 9:34 PM

*Hooded sits next to Dark Lady in the cave. Pulls out the blanket and lays it out. Taking another swig of brandy, Hooded lies on his back. Searching through his pack, Hooded locates a bottle of whiskey.*

"Nice choice of cave."

The_Dark_Lady
07/07/2000 9:39 PM

~Looks around~ Well it was the closest one! ~She looks at the blanket and back at Hoody with an innocent look.~ So will you share you blanket again.?? ~Looks down at the dirt and draws in it with her finger.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/07/2000 9:59 PM

*Hooded cracks open the bottle of whiskey then reaches out an arm and pulls Dark Lady onto the blanket with lightening quick movements.*

"I suppose so." Hooded says.

*Hooded takes a swig of whiskey.*

The_Dark_Lady
07/08/2000 11:06 AM

~Dark Lady sits on the blanket beside him and takes the whiskey from him and drinks it. She looks to Hoody and leans on him. Dark Lady quickly slides her hand into his and just looks up to him.~ Thanks.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/08/2000 7:53 PM

"Don't mention it." Hooded replies. His eyes drifting to the empty bottle whiskey. "What are you looking at me like that for?" Hooded asks amused.

The_Dark_Lady
07/09/2000 10:57 AM

~Dark Lady realizes what she did and she takes her hand away from his. She slides to the very edge of the blanket and brings her knees up to her chin and wraps her arms around her legs.~ Umm sorry. ~She looks out at the sun setting on the horizon avoiding looking at Hoody.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/10/2000 1:50 AM

"You're rather sensitive today." Hooded says and kicks Dark Lady's back.

*Hooded sits up and grabs a handful of Dark Lady's hair and pulls her down beside him. Considering it to be a friendly gesture, Hooded doesn't notice the annoyed glare he receives as a result.*

"Relax."

The_Dark_Lady
07/10/2000 7:23 AM

~Dark Lady lays beside him and looks up at him.~ I am just not in the mood to put up with your shit. You have not been exactly nice to me either so be glad that this is how I am reacting and not in a more violent manner. Do not take that as a threat by the way it is mearly a statement. ~She looks away at the sunset then back at him with the sun sparkling in her deep blue eyes.~ Give me reason to relax.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/10/2000 3:47 PM

"You had your chance." Hooded says and kicks her off the blanket. "I go around killing and maiming. Not comforting and consoling. Get out of my cave."

The_Dark_Lady
07/10/2000 6:41 PM

~Dark Lady looks at him with all the anger she has inside her.~ I should have known. Typical guy. ~Dark Lady storms out of the cave and walks down the road out of sight from the jerk in the cave.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/10/2000 7:03 PM

"Don't storm off like that. Cover your trail. I'm going
to hunt you down tomorrow and slit your throat. You
should start running now." Hooded says and rolls over
and goes to sleep.

The_Hooded_One
07/11/2000 4:14 AM

*A few hours later, Hooded wakes up and walks out of the cave. Seeing perfectly in the dark. Hooded spots the trail left by Dark Lady with ease. Hooded snaps his fingers, bringing his dagger into a tight grip instantly. With his pack in place, Hooded begins the hunt.*

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07/11/2000 2:44 PM

*After following the trail for several hours. Hooded realizes he has been walking around in circles. What he considered to be an easy trail to follow, had actually turned out to be a complicated loop. Sighing regrettably, Hooded backtracks. Knowing there was probably a trap waiting for him.*
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The_Dark_Lady
07/11/2000 3:50 PM

~Dark Lady found a very small cave and made the opening invisible to any that would happen to wonder by. She has sat in that cave for hours laughing at Hooded watching him walk by her continually. She realizes that he has figured it out and she laughs even more at the fact of how long it took him to figure it out. He passes by her cave once again and she cannot contain her laughter and it just bursts out of her.~

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/12/2000 3:23 AM

*Hearing the laughter, Hooded walks to the cave entrance. Leaning against the wall casually.*

"Nice trail. You didn't think I would try and kill you... did you?"




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The_Dark_Lady
07/12/2000 3:05 PM

~Looks at him with caution.~ Knowing you I would not have been suprised if you had tried to kill me. You do not exactly have a reason not to kill me just as I do not have a reason not to kill you.
Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/13/2000 5:18 AM

*Hooded regards Dark Lady closely.*

"No. I have no reason. " Hooded says and enters the cave. Spreading the blanket on the ground. "Care to share the blanket? Asks Hooded.





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The_Dark_Lady
07/13/2000 9:31 AM

~Dark Lady looks at him trying to figure out what he is planning on doing.~ How do I know that the second I sit on that blanket you will not try to harm me or throw me out of my cave? I do not trust you in the least. You have lied to me before. ~She continues to sit right where she was on the sand not moving until she gets evidence that he will not harm her.~ I am not stupid.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/14/2000 2:57 AM

*Hooded regards Dark Lady for a while. Giving his answer careful consideration.*

"Hmm, I can't prove it to you until you come over and sit down... on this blanket." Hooded grips his fist triumphantly. An idea to lure her over surfaces. "Stay over there if you want. You're obviously too scared to come near me." Hooded says challengingly.




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The_Dark_Lady
07/14/2000 5:38 AM

~Dark Lady stands up at his challenge and stomps over to the blanket. She barely sits on the blanket and crosses her arms. Dark Lady looks out at the enviroment beyond the cave never making eye contact with him.~ I am not and never will be afraid of you.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/15/2000 8:46 PM

*Hooded lies back. Reaching out a finger, Hooded traces a line up Dark Lady's back to her neck. Reaching Dark Lady's chin, Hooded turns her head around to face him.*

"Come closer then."





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The_Dark_Lady
07/16/2000 7:44 PM

~Dark Lady closes her eyes for a moment at the feel of him touching her. She gazes into his eyes and moves closer to him but still far enough away so that if he tries anything she can get away.~ As you can see I am not scared of you.

Good cannot out-think evil because evil thinks of things good cannot think of.

The_Hooded_One
07/17/2000 3:42 AM

*With Dark Lady a little closer. Hooded extends his arm around her torso and pulls her down beside him. With Dark Lady lying next to him, Hooded looks into her eyes.*

"Scared yet?"





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The_Dark_Lady
07/17/2000 2:23 PM

~Dark Lady lets herself be pulled over by Hoody and she looks into his eyes.~ I would never be scared of you. ~She looks out at the horizon once again and then back at Hoody.~ I could never be scared of you.

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