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Topic: The Bleeding Lute - Come on in and Play!
Subject: Of a spinning room and elvish gloom


“Oi! Watch where you’re stumbling you Big Clumsy,…”

“That makes me one ahead, you round-eared rabbit-pacher.”

As quickly as Finn’s head spun back around, Nyx couldn’t help but grin and think that, had the man’s head been twisted involuntarily in such a manner, surely his neck would have snapped. The expression of disbelief which painted itself on that monkey face, too, might have accompanied an unexpected neck-breaking – he’d severed more than one thread in just such a manner and had left that same wide-eyed and dumbstruck look on many a dead face – and, when the disheveled man wobbled a bit in his seat, the Mith’ganni wondered if, in fact, he had just done himself in…

Just lovely, Nyx mused, his head tilting curiously to one side as he relaxed into the shadows of his corner and watched the man, I’ll get the blame for this, certainly. The Innkeep would never believe that ‘twas his whiskey did this.

…Finn seemed to find a modicum of equilibrium, though, after sucking in a particularly deep breath and Nyx offered a mildly acerbic smile, expecting the breeder’s game to continue.

“Fine,” the man grumbled, then, fishing into a pouch and coming out with a coin which he tossed on the table, “You win.”

“So soon?” The Mith’ganni clucked his tongue in disappointment as the human tried to stand too quickly and found himself, just as quickly, pulled back into the chair he was trying to vacate. “Your old gran has not yet graced us with an appearance.”

“Ugh,” the auburn-haired man puffed.

Whatever bluster had been in Finn, before, seemed to have been fully expelled on that breath and, despite feeling the need to make some comment about how round-ears were so inclined to giving up even though the gods had cursed them with short enough lives, Nyx simply held his tongue and reached for his goblet. He indulged in a sip of the wine, then, watching as his table mate turned in his chair to cast a glance at the door and a disheartened sigh into the air.

“Well,” the human murmured as if to himself or no one, “I guess that’s that…”

“Abandoned by your so-called friends,” the mith’ganni chuckled darkly, “and left in the shadow with a stranger. That seems always to be the way of things, yes?”

Finn turned back, then, and blinked a couple of times.

“Most of your friends departed some time ago,” Nyx informed him flatly, “save for the… how do you round-ears say?... gnome?

The gnome, yes? He lingered for a bit in that one’s shadow,” the mith’ganni’s yellow eyes flicked in the direction of the barbarian who had previously jostled Finn and was, now, doing his best to woo one of the three girls at the table adjacent to the one so recently abandoned by the man’s friends, “and, were I to guess at the conversation, I’d wager that your friend filled that large fellow’s head with all sorts of unsavory bits where you might be concerned.”

Nyx’s gaze travelled that circuit around the room, again, taking particular notice of the position and posture of the barbarian, the white-robed sage, and the lanky red-headed half-breed whom he knew to be The Lute’s equivalent of a bouncer. “If you made the door, at all,” he continued, his eyes having completed their cursory patrol and come to rest on Finn, once more, “you’d not make it far past in your current state, yes?”

He returned his goblet to the table, then, and, at the same time, nudged what remained of the mushroom stew toward the Finn in an unspoken suggestion that he should eat something.

“And even if you did escape without somehow staggering into the giant, there, and thus provoking him into beating you to death, I’d wager twice as much coin to say that your smarmy little nogoth has more unpleasant surprises awaiting you beyond the walls of this place…” The ghost of a smile played on the elf’s lips, then, and, sinking back into the deeper shadows, again, he added; “…Not that I should care, of course.”


Posted on 2013-11-19 at 15:28:54.
Edited on 2013-11-19 at 16:13:42 by Eol Fefalas

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: All righty then...


that helps... I've got a training package to put together and a meeting, today, but I'll do my best to weasel a post in there, too.

Posted on 2013-11-19 at 12:07:56.

Topic: The Bleeding Lute Q&A : Where everybody knows your name
Subject: Yup... LOVED the Belgariad!


Drasnia, in this case, though, is a vast, port city as opposed to the country depicted in those books.

I imagine 'Cap'n Lou' probably named the city after reading them, though.


P.S. So far so good with the barbarian, Astrid... if you're going for "Conan" though, you might wanna go a little more "gruff and growly."... you've got a good start on it.

Posted on 2013-11-19 at 00:27:46.
Edited on 2013-11-19 at 00:34:31 by Eol Fefalas

Topic: The Bleeding Lute Q&A : Where everybody knows your name
Subject: *nods*


Okay... that's what I was looking for.

Thanks!

Posted on 2013-11-19 at 00:19:40.

Topic: The Bleeding Lute Q&A : Where everybody knows your name
Subject: Thanks, Arch...


...I have a soft spot in my black little heart for the guy, myself.

I'm getting a "Gandalf the White" kind of visual/vibe where your character is concerned, btw... I'm guessing that's not too far off?

Also, as a little RP fodder for the rest of you where Nyx is concerned... There, of course, is more than one moniker attached to moon-eyed Mith'ganni and, dependent on how widely travelled your characters might be and/or what they "might have heard," (or dependent on what less than savory circles they might rotate through) you may recognize him as any of the following:
  • The Last of the Jolbanie or The Kinslayer (if you happen to have passed thru Shanurdir and/or had any dealings with Twilighters from that area).
  • The Devil of Labaram
  • The Edge of Prien's Axe
  • The Shyndyn
  • The Assassin Prince of Drasnia
  • Etellenya's Emissary or The Wharf Witch's Pet (if you visited seedier parts of Drasnia following the events of Fates, in which Nyx "usurps leadership" of the Hellkite Syndicate there and hands it over to his love Cayrimsa)
  • The Steppe Son (if you've ever met a certain elven seamstress in Drasnia that goes by "Dreamweaver")


Anyhoo... up to you how much you may know or have heard if you determine that your character has some knowledge of and/or recognizes the mith'ganni, somehow. If you want/need any other fodder to roll with that kind of thing, feel free to PM me.

Posted on 2013-11-18 at 23:31:07.
Edited on 2013-11-18 at 23:35:14 by Eol Fefalas

Topic: The Bleeding Lute Q&A : Where everybody knows your name
Subject: Yep...


...that's pretty much the basis. Minor differences where my version of the Mith'ganni are concerned... Names of countries and such (my Mith'ganni hail from a region called Shanurdir, for instance)... have detailed notes on the remaining clans, etc, scrawled out and saved, blah, blah, blah. All done to put some depth and flavor into The Fates of Fortune and related tales in which I've used ol' Nyx.

Posted on 2013-11-18 at 19:10:51.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Ah... good to know....


....I was just looking for the "battle map" in order to verify B's location before deciding course of action. I'll wait for the map before I commit a post to stone, so to speak.

Posted on 2013-11-18 at 17:47:36.

Topic: Why We Love to Hate Them: Episode 1- Bards
Subject: Epic indeed!


Metal Bards FTW!

Couldn't help but think of the old "El Kabong" episodes of "Quickdraw McGraw" while reading that.

Posted on 2013-11-18 at 17:44:18.

Topic: The Bleeding Lute Q&A : Where everybody knows your name
Subject: Well, yeah!


Most definitely a fun encounter... and who knows what else might come out of it, yes?


Edit: Also, just in case everyone isn't aware, Nyx is not of the winged Twilight Elf race as described in the "standard 3.5e" subspecies of elves. Rather, the Mith'ganni (most commonly refered to as Twilight Elves) are a race originally created by our illustrious Innmate Tek and modified by myself to fit into a world "outside" of the one Tek had them in. They're basically a very old and now very small race of nomadic elves with a society/culture not unlike that of the Plains Indians and Mongols. Kind of a dying race, really, and not often seen outside the bounds of their own lands... if anyone needs more info, just let me know and I'll point you in the right direction... AAAAAAAAnd, if you haven't yet seen him and are curious as to what Nyx looks like, you can find one of my better renditions here.


Posted on 2013-11-18 at 17:01:23.
Edited on 2013-11-18 at 17:38:52 by Eol Fefalas

Topic: The Bleeding Lute - Come on in and Play!
Subject: And the game gets all the more interesting


As he took another mouthful of the mushroom stew and, then, lifted the goblet to wash the stew down, Nyx’s attention left the auburn-haired man just long enough for his gaze to complete a trained and discreet circuit around the room, taking note, once more, of the placement and potential of the Lute’s patronage. Little had yet changed at the tables save for the glances flicking his way, every once and again, from the middle table and the entrance of the tall, snow-mantled man…

A mana-slinger, no doubt, the Mith’ganni scowled inwardly, and blatantly obvious about it, yes? Whether that is a sign of power or st…

“Like Hell I can’t keep up!” the rapidly-inebriating round-ear bellowed, then, snatching the Mith’ganni’s attentions back to Finn just as the towering barbarian filled the doorway, “You just sit righ’there lil’ lor’ slope-ear and see how this is done.”

The goblet was returned to the table and the coldly-mirthful smile returned to the Twilighter’s lips as the buckskin bedecked man stomped toward his table. As one pallid hand lifted another bite of the stew to the Mith’ganni’s mouth, the other slipped inside his cloak and inconspicuously loosened a khukri in its sheath. With a clatter and thump, the bottle, the man, and his cup were simultaneously deposited, now, directly across the table from him…

“B’my count you’re…” The man paused, here, and seemed to overtax his mind in trying to calculate the number of drinks he had already consumed.

Nyx found the mental contortions that seeped from the human’s mind and onto his face a little more than humorous. “Three,” he murmured, pushing the stew aside, now, as his razor-lipped smile sharpened all the more and one black eyebrow arched in amusement.

“Three! You’re three behind me!” Finn finally reasoned out as Nyx’s considerations briefly turned toward the table in the middle of the room, again. “So you butter casch-up Bwahahahah!”

Nyx’s slender fingers drummed silently against the khukri’s hilt as he scrutinized the gnome and company and as Finn vigorously waved for the barmaid to bring a second cup while, at the same time, filling the cup he’d brought with him and pushing it across the table.

“Best get started horsey-britches,” the man goaded as three of his former table-mates rise and take their leave of the place, “It’s gonna be a loooooong night!”

“Hm,” Nyx grinned, his gaze framing Finn once more, as he lifted the proffered cup, “perhaps longer than you think, monkey-face…”

He shot the liquor down, wincing at the burn it left in his throat but grinning in the knowledge that his resistance to poisons (including alcohol) was substantial as compared to most due to his profession, then clapped the cup back down on the table and continued to peripherally watch the gnome over Finn’s shoulder as the band began it’s rendition of Whiskey in the Jar

I dislike the expression on that little nogoth’s face,
Nyx mused, and, I imagine, my besotted round-eyed friend here would like it all the less, should he be sober enough to notice.

“…Come on!” Finn demanded after unabashedly howling his love of the band’s current tune, “Sing with me you slope eared pogue!”

“I fear that you’d not like my singing voice, human,” Nyx smirked, veritably spitting that last word, “nor the songs to which I should choose to lend it…”

And so from the maelstrom the Executioner doth call, an inner voice hissed as the Twilight Elf’s eyes tracked the gnome’s progress from table to bar and into the company of the newly arrived barbarian, Dark nights herald dark days in which the chosen must fall. Death for each one hath Prien ordained, thus, with their blood shall my own blade be stained.

He continued to watch as the gnome, apparently, spun some sort of yarn which drew ever hardening glances from the barbarian to be shot their way. When the gnome, with a self-satisfied smirk on his face, at last, took his own leave of the Inn, the Mith’ganni’s moon-hued eyes flickered back to the barbarian and, finally, fixed on Finn once more.

“…And, not that I should care,” the Mith’ganni assassin smirked at his table-mate, “but you may wish to reconsider this challenge…” he tapped the cup he had just emptied, “…as I think, perhaps, there is likely a greater one for you soon to arrive, yes?”

Despite that recommendation, though, Nyx reached for Finn’s bottle, poured another healthy sampling into the emptied cup, and downed it just as the barbarian lumbered past behind Finn and unceremoniously bumped his chair in the doing. The assassin’s grin as he deposited the cup on the table, this time, might have been interpreted to say “See what I mean?” but, as the liquor’s burn induced a hiss and a shake of the head that set Nyx's mane to flicking the shadows at his back, the words that slithered past the elf’s lips were; “That makes me one ahead, you round-eared rabbit-pacher.”

((OOC: Fuuuuuuuuun!!! Stopping here to see what reactions come out of everyone else... Note, the bit about poison resistance isn't meant to infer that Nyx won't get drunk should the contest continue but he'll likely last much longer than might be expected... Assassins, you know? Bunch of devious little s#!ts. ))

Posted on 2013-11-18 at 16:59:59.

Topic: The Bleeding Lute Q&A : Where everybody knows your name
Subject: Well now...


...things are gettin' down right conspiratorial-lookin', aren't they?


Hehehehe....

I'll see what I can do about mustering a post by the end of the evening... Failing that, look for an update from the mad Mith'ganni at some point tomorrow.


Posted on 2013-11-17 at 18:38:00.

Topic: Demonic Vending Machine
Subject: It spits out...


...an evening on the front porch in 1955.




I feed the DVM a horse, "The Source," and No Remorse! (Cuz you whackadoos have me rhyming all Seuss like and such, now!)

Posted on 2013-11-17 at 18:35:52.

Topic: Prometheans: Genesis - Q&A
Subject: Mmmmmm.....


....Okay!

How many of my original players do I still have hanging about and how many of them are still interested?

Once I've got a count (and thereby an idea of n=how many of the originals I'll need to kill off... ahem... I mean NPC... I'll see what we can do about getting us going, again.

Posted on 2013-11-17 at 18:31:08.

Topic:
Subject: Hey! WOW!


Good stuff, Astrid!

Was going to say "How'd I miss this when it originally went up" but, after looking at the date stamps, I realize that I had just gotten out of the hospital when the first post went up so that explains that...

Anyhooo... very nice knittingageness! I love the li'l piggies!

+1 for post-apocalyptic survival skills!

Posted on 2013-11-17 at 18:29:00.

Topic: Demonic Vending Machine
Subject: It coughs up...






I feed it a frosty reception and harsh words.

Posted on 2013-11-16 at 13:56:59.

Topic: My Creations
Subject: one of my favorites...


...of all you've posted here so far, lil sister.

Posted on 2013-11-16 at 13:22:27.

Topic: Demonic Vending Machine
Subject: *censored*


It's spits out nothing... because most everything that involves a whip, a wipe, and a pipe at the same time are best done behind closed doors (or behind the locked front panel of the DVM in this case).




I feed it all of the towels that have been handed out to Innmates in advance of their facelicks and a box of Bounce drier sheets.

Posted on 2013-11-15 at 17:53:09.

Topic: The Bleeding Lute - Come on in and Play!
Subject: How very entertaining!


The order for stew and wine had scarcely passed dissipated in the tavern air when, following a second angry swallow of whiskey, the young man at the bar called out; “Or you could come over here and have a real drink!”

…This challenge drew the moon-colored eyes, once more, in the direction of the auburn haired man and, also, evoked a razor edged smile to flicker across a still shadowed face…

“I’ll even pay if you can keep up with me!” the young man swallows his whiskey again with one swift motion and signals for the barkeep to leave the bottle. “Whad’ya-say, M’lord, to a drink o’ the Real stuff? My ol’gran could p’rolly drink you blind.”

…The smile evolved into another short, susurrating snicker at that and the creature in the corner, at last, moved to draw back its cowl. The Twilight Elf’s yellow eyes danced briefly away from the bedraggled man at the bar and regarded the waiter who was now returning with his stew and a wooden goblet filled with a dark, spiced wine…

WELL? Whaddya say?”

The mith’ganni’s gaze fixed on the persistent youth once again and, after sampling both a spoonful of the stew and a sip of the wine, he steepled his fingers under his chin and offered Finn a wicked grin that wasn’t entirely without mirth. “I say, breeder, that perhaps you should fetch your old gran so that she might tuck you into bed once that liquor has emboldened you enough to fight the floor, yes?”

((OOC: Assuming this draws an angry/irritated glare from good ol’ Finn, here… if not, let me know and I’ll happily edit.))

“Tsk,” the elf clucked, still smiling in the face of the human’s ire, “no need for that, boy. Twould be a short fight and an unnecessary one at that. Besides, I’ve promised the owner of this establishment that I’ll not spill blood within its walls, hm?”

He gestured to the empty chair across from the one he occupied, then, and said; “Why do you not join me, here? I prefer this vantage point to that, yes? Far less risk of your friends, there,” Nyx tipped his head in the direction of the table Finn had vacated just prior to his own entrance, “of slipping a blade in your back unnoticed.

Bring your bottle, if you like, and if I find I don’t dislike your company, I shall pay if you can keep up.”


Posted on 2013-11-15 at 15:08:38.

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: Nah....


...I've got more frills and fur.

Posted on 2013-11-14 at 18:10:25.

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: LOL


I thought that this guy was the Brown's mascot?



Although, I don't think I'd put that on a helmet, myself...

Posted on 2013-11-14 at 17:59:16.
Edited on 2013-11-14 at 18:00:17 by Eol Fefalas

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: Did you...


...pick Cleveland over Cinci based on a coin flip, boss?

Posted on 2013-11-14 at 17:22:39.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: No worries, Kyle...


...we're pretty close to a river, at the moment, so we can stop and do laundry if need be.

Posted on 2013-11-14 at 14:03:22.

Topic: Olan out for a week
Subject: Wheeee! Disney World!


Never been, myself (despite having lived in Florida for a couple of years), but I've seen it on TV and in picture books!

Have a blast (I'm sure you will)! We'll hold down the fort until you return.

Posted on 2013-11-14 at 14:02:32.

Topic: You want to play a WHAT?!? (strange character ideas)
Subject: Hehehe...


...you can be my imaginary pink dragon anytime you like.

((And I didn't mean that as dirty as it sounded, either.))

Posted on 2013-11-13 at 19:38:39.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: *nods*


I thought the tunic was a nice touch... roleplay is awesome even if it is sometimes embarassing. Good job.

Posted on 2013-11-13 at 19:03:20.

 
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