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Topic: Tales from the Smuggler's Moon
Subject: Back to the brawl ((and back into action...))

Late afternoon - The Rusty Hook, Freeport

Jericho maneuvered through the melee that had spilled across the floor of the Rusty Hook, one hand still gripping Lyri’s elbow as he went and the other left free to assist in making a path through the jostling crowd as he navigated them toward the bar. That free hand lashed out more than once to swat aside a flying tankard, intercept wildly thrown blows, or, sometimes, deliver them if a knot of bodies refused to untangle itself from the course he had plotted. At one point, as they drew near enough to the bar that Jericho could actually see Will and Maast, the arm Jericho had left free actually snaked around the copper-haired barmaid and pulled her against him in order to shield the already battered girl from a flying bottle that, in the end, smashed against his back. It was then that the captain of the Smuggler’s Moon finally took note of Lyri’s almost wild-eyed expression and he realized that she had gotten sucked into the tunnel-visioned exhilaration that often caused less-experienced combatants to miss important happenings beyond their adrenaline-narrowed scope…

“Wakey, wakey, lass,” he grinned, shrugging shards of glass from his shoulders as he peeled the girl away from his chest and regained a free hand once more, “ye’ll nae be lastin’ long ef ye only see wha’ be in front o’ ye, aye?

C’mon,” he added, “I reckon this wee escapade’s cost ye yer job an’ us our welcome tae Mester Wine’s fine establ’shment. It’d be wise ef we weren’t tae tary much longer.”

Jericho offered a quick wink in response as Lyri blinked up at him and, just that quick, they were shoving through the throng towards the Moon’s shanty singer and master gunner, once more. “Ahoy, Maast,” the captain smiled as he sidled up next to the dwarf, “I mighta knowed ye’d be showin’ up jus’ as th’ scuffle were gettin’ unner way, mate…” The smile melted from his face, though, when he caught sight of Willow’s. Blood ran in rivers from the bardess’ nose and her eyes had begun to blacken. “Yarr, fer th’ luv o’…” Jericho’s hand finally let go of Lyri’s arm and, without hesitation, went to Willow’s face. “Wha’ inna seven bloody hells’re ye doin’ standin’ ‘round, Willow-luv,” he murmured, anger and concern comingling in his eyes as they flicked between her face and the crowd that still jostled around them, “Ye shoulda been outta here th’ minute tha’ fargin’ lubber broadsided us.

Bad enough th’ bastard cost us our parlay wit’ th’ monkey,” he scowled, untying the scarf from about his brow and using it to daub the blood from the woman’s face, “but tae ‘ave this come o’ et’s well?!? Fargin’ cuttlefish son o’ a squid-humper! Ye a’right, lass?”

((Room in any of the above for interjections and such, of course… and, after a brief moment of Jericho fussing over Will… on to this…))

After having relinquished the scarf to Willow, the corsair captain’s angry eyes swept over the crowd in search of his brother. “Khash,” Jericho shouted over the ruckus, “Khash-mate! Et be time tae put this chum-bucket in our wake, lad! Where be ye, boy-o?!?!” It was in the searching for Khash that Jericho spotted the cursing Halfling soaring over and, then, disappearing back into the crowd and only an instant or two later that the wee man emerged from the tangled mess of brawlers just in front of him…

"Cap'n Hawkes?" the halfling breathed…

“Aye?” Jericho answered, arching a brow as he glanced down at Braydyn.

"Khash'll be along shortly."

“Aye,” Jericho grinned, now realizing exactly how the little fellow had managed to come to soaring over the frey like a fifty-pound cannonball, “well’n good, mate. If’n I give ye a launch back th’ way ye come, d’ye reckon ye could point ‘im tae th’ door? Tha’ be where we’re bound…”

Braydyn looked horrified at the thought and raised both hands; “No! No launch necessary, Cap’n,” he said, backing away a step, “I can find my own way.”

“Thar be a good lad,” Jericho nodded, already ushering Willow and the rest of his mates towards the exit, “ye do tha’, mate, an’ find yer own way there, too, aye? I’ll be sure tae make it worth yer trouble…”

((Got more coming for this, me hearties... nice little scene in the works for outside the bar and catching up with Bobo and Horse... but just wanted to get this much posted before the day got much later. As always, feel free to interject anything anywhere in what I've got here.))

Posted on 2011-11-09 at 17:49:30.

Topic: Making my way back
Subject: *grins*

And it's good to be seen... even if my nose is a bit more purple.

Still not sure I get that one, but, hey, it's Takley... I'm not sure he strives for understanding.

Posted on 2011-11-09 at 15:16:20.

Topic: Making my way back
Subject: Well, Addy, ol' chum...

...I'll have to do something about moistening thing up, again, won't I?

Raven - as Olan told me on the last page, "Hang in there, man! We love you!" Must be something in the air, recently, I suppose, that's had us all "down and mopey and struggling for inspiration." Maybe I should spend a few hours in the basement mixing together some Lysol and other elfin-magic-facelicky ingredients to come up with a super spectacular, spritz away the blues, air sanitizer?

Anybody got a stockpile of Clown-in-a-can?

Posted on 2011-11-09 at 14:26:21.

Topic: Making my way back
Subject: LOL

Yer an odd one, Takley... but thanks for the welcome back just the same.

Posted on 2011-11-09 at 12:01:05.
Edited on 2011-11-09 at 14:22:30 by Eol Fefalas

Topic: Making my way back
Subject: You guys are...

...entirely too funny!

Hopefully I won;t be keeping you waiting much longer.... stirring up a cauldron of creative juices, now, and hope to have a decent post ready very soon.

Posted on 2011-11-09 at 01:28:35.

Topic: Beau's Bites Dog Treats
Subject: :)

Posted on 2011-11-08 at 20:16:34.

Topic: Making my way back
Subject: Hehehe...

...Thanks, Tann-mann!

Amen to the "crazy world bit"... I'd gotten accustomed to that, I thought, but this last bout of mine took crazy to a level that I just wasn't able to manage very well, you know?

As to Alacrity's Audalis game, I'll for sure consider it but I wanna see what I can do about getting Smuggler's Moon back underway, first, before I commit to anything else. "Baby-steps" so to speak.

Posted on 2011-11-08 at 18:32:40.

Topic: Making my way back
Subject: Thanks, Hammer...

...They definitely help.

Posted on 2011-11-08 at 18:02:26.

Topic: Making my way back
Subject: No sooner said than done!

Thanks, Jack!

As I've noted in PMs to more than one of you fantabulous and much beloved Innmates; due to a series of events and circumstances, I found myself in a seriously miserable state of depression that I had a hard time getting out of - I won't bore you all with the details (and it's probably better that I don't try and revisit too much of it, anyway) but, suffice it to say, I've never felt that miserable and it just about got the best of me...

Just about... but, of course, in the end, I was reminded of my "indestructibility" and managed to get myself sorted out. Thanks to all of you Innmates who were putting out the love and good vibes for me. I'm sure it was a major factor in getting me back on my feet and making me realize that the hole I was in wasn't quite as deep as it felt and helped me drag myself out.

Now, I just need to dust some things off down here in the basement, brew up an extra strong pot of that greenish coffee I'm so fond of, and I'll be back to posting in a jiffy.

Hugs and love all around, Innmates! You're all amazing to me and I appreciate each and every one of you more than you can possibly know.

Posted on 2011-11-08 at 15:26:06.

Topic: Making my way back
Subject: Making my way back

Sorry for the vanishing act, Innmates. Not really sure exactly how to explain this one other than to say I've been in a bad place for a while and, as such, have been unfit for human consumption...I'm finally feeling better all around, though, and should be showing my goofy face hereabouts once more.

Again, my apologies for leaving you all hanging while my "Eolness" got darkened over... See you very soon.


Posted on 2011-11-08 at 11:38:44.

Topic: Smuggler's Moon Q&A
Subject: Coming up...

Got wrapped up in cutting cabinets down in order to fit a new fridge in the kitchen last night. Got my thumb drive, though, and once I get some work out of the way, I'll have the post up soon.

Posted on 2011-10-14 at 12:48:43.

Topic: Last one to post wins - Part II
Subject: Oh yeah...

...Darren definitely wins with the Rickroll.... *nods*

Classic, dude! +1

Posted on 2011-10-13 at 19:06:22.

Topic: Back from Disney
Subject: Welcome back, Boss!!!

You've been missed.

Glad you had a good time and happier still that you made it back safe and sound (if a bit worn out).

Posted on 2011-10-13 at 14:50:20.

Topic: Smuggler's Moon Q&A
Subject: I think it's old age creeping up on me... LOL

I carry that stupid thing with me everywhere... how I've managed to "forget" to pick it up so much, lately, is beyond me.

Edit: Of course, the one I actually lost was a lot easier to remember being as it was all colorful and such... this new one? Drab and black and easily overlooked, apparently. *shrugs... pours coffee directly on brain*

Posted on 2011-10-13 at 14:32:43.
Edited on 2011-10-13 at 14:34:00 by Eol Fefalas

Topic: Smuggler's Moon Q&A

I finally finished my post, had grand designs to post it this morning, and, wouldn't ya know it, I left my thumb drive at home!!! *bangs head*

Anyhoo... silver lining on that cloud... the post is done and I'll have it tacked on to the thread ASAP after I get home from work this evening.

Posted on 2011-10-13 at 14:21:55.

Topic: Last one to post wins - Part II
Subject: Waitaminnit!!!

Who's winning?

I thought it was Charlie Sheen but I haven't lingered in the checkout lane at the supermarket long enough to know if that's still true...

TheHinduBadger wins!

Posted on 2011-10-12 at 14:31:42.

Topic: Firefly Theme
Subject: Heeeeey....

...nicely done, T!

Two !!!

Posted on 2011-10-12 at 11:25:58.

Topic: The Disappearing Act of Dragonblood
Subject: Well yeah it was hard on us!

We missed you!!!

Congrats on the book, though, my good squeegee.

Looking forward to you making your way back to us.

Posted on 2011-10-12 at 11:24:27.

Topic: Loaded Dice Filler: Fantasyland
Subject: *chants*

Three more days!

Three more days!!

Three more days!!!

Posted on 2011-10-11 at 17:09:49.

Topic: in the town of red dragon
Subject: Also...

...Eol actually lives under the Inn. Got myself a nice little apartment in the cellar... Pretty easy to find actually... just find the gnomish coffee machine (this is the outside wall of "Eol's Hidey Hole", make a left, a right, turn around counterclockwise three times, then pull the "brew" lever... If I'm home, I'll answer... If not, go outside and check the cellar windows... if one's open, I'm likely out and about facelicking newbies and such.

Posted on 2011-10-11 at 15:58:29.

Topic: Vote for the Inn
Subject: Morning ritual...

...awaken, curse the daylight, coffee, vote for the Inn.

Posted on 2011-10-11 at 15:12:07.

Topic: in the town of red dragon
Subject: Eol lives at the Inn, licking faces and...

...directing people to the shift, comma, and period keys, too.

I...can't...stand it!!!!

"I think the inn would be a fortress on a bunch of floating islands with tons of inter-dimensional and inter-planetary portals. Tons of bedrooms, each customized to fit the personality of its occupant (i.e. mine would have a iron door that works on magic steam and lasers, and in the room would be an assortment of weapons, alchemical materials, spell books, and machinery. The bed would have black linen sheets, a red comforter made of Egyptian cotton, and a pillow made of cloud fluff. My room would also contain a bat stand where I would keep a pet bat if I had one, a kitchen in a box, a portal to Sarnia (which is quite a bit more dangerous than Narnia), and a shower in a bottle). Throughout the inn there would be dining rooms, taverns, and restrooms. At the top of the main tower would be the admin rooms (where all the meals are cooked perfectly and served to you in bed, the bathrooms are self cleaning, the closets have their own dimension for infinite space, and a whole lot more.)"

*sighs* Ahhhhh... that helped a little.

Posted on 2011-10-11 at 15:05:46.

Topic: Good morning Red Dragon Inn! Or is it Evening? I am never really sure!
Subject: Wow!

I started reading that post and fell right off the end...

Speaking of random... an RC airplane crash landed in my backyard last night. It's not every day that you're out with the dogs and the Red Baron comes plummeting out of the sky and plays kamikaze with the maple tree, is it?

Anyhoo... if you're missing your airplane, I have it's pieces in my garage.

Posted on 2011-10-11 at 13:10:14.
Edited on 2011-10-11 at 13:14:40 by Eol Fefalas

Topic: Smuggler's Moon Q&A
Subject: See what I mean...

...about how awesome you guys are?

Terribly sorry about the lag, folks, but Lady Dark's got the right of it... Been wicked busy both at work and at home and it's left me with little time to keep up, here. Working on that, though, and hope to be updating very soon.

Posted on 2011-10-11 at 12:59:17.

Topic: Vote for the Inn
Subject: Good to know...

...I voted this morning but neglected to check where we stood before I left home.

Posted on 2011-10-06 at 14:32:58.


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