Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Phaeral Oeri » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:58 am

“Hi, Ashleigh.”

Phaeral brightened with Ashleigh joined them, though he followed her questioning gaze. He told himself he didn’t know who she was looking for, but he suspected.

“How’s Rahn doing? Is he all packed too?”

He paused and nodded to Lady Solberg.

He had not considered the question of how her husband got food in his state, though that also begged the question of how he got rid of it after his body was done with it. He imagined that Khalon needed attendants all day long. It was good that they had both come from noble families for another reason as well. That kind of care had to be expensive.

“It sounds very hard, Lady Solberg. You’re very strong.”

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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Nikhil » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:07 am

Nikhil felt subdued as the current conversation was centered around Lady Coraline's husband. The duskblade didn't have much to add, except that it did sound like something magical that kept the man in his state. From the little the paladin has explained to the group, the duskblade surmised that it could be some kind of profane curse or arcane magic in nature.

"Perhaps we will find something at the end of our current quest that might help, " NIkhil offered up with a shrug. He did respect the woman's commitment for her husband.

Nikhil took a sip of his ale, and leaned back in his chair. He thoughts began to wander to their trip back to the gnoll fort and what they might find there.
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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Ashleigh » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:51 am

Ashleigh nodded to Phaeral's question, "Oh aye, Rahn should be ready soon. He is still checking a few things tonight yet and will probably sleep at the Chapter House again. I have a room here for myself."

On the subject of Coraline's husband she was reverently silent, as she was rather unsure of the situation. She had heard some tell of the Lady Solberg at the Chapter House, but the finer details were not her business and she had not sought them out.

Ashleigh drank some fruit juice and said, "Yes, a successful trip back to Thornbury might help us if you can capture one of the outsiders that actually knows something. Though, do not take heedless risks doing so. Some of them are just better off dead. Remember the barghest?"
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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Celtic Guardian 7 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:34 pm

After considering Kaedyn's response, Coraline says, "I see. I do not work for a guild, nor have I ever done so. I do not fully understand the numerous benefits they provide. As in, I know they are there, but not what they are. Something like that sounds useful."

Coraline smiles at Ashleigh as she appears, but that expression fades as she continues speaking to Kaedyn. "I do not believe I mentioned the time frame. It has been a little over a year now. That long already... Time flies." She is silent for a long moment, only breaking it to thank the waitress for bringing her water.

After sipping at her drink, she sets it aside to state, "He does not eat. No liquid is necessary, either. It is as if his body has not changed at all. Beyond how... pale he seems. He did get hurt before falling unconscious. But even with the wound tended to, he remains asleep. Sometimes I wonder if he dreams, or if it is a void that he lives in." Coraline pauses again, her eyes closing for a moment.

She does not do so for long, soon looking up to Phaeral. "I don't feel that I am. It seems more that every time I set out, it is an act of desperation, as if I cannot accept what has happened. But... it is all that I can do for him. He deserves more than that, but I will give him everything that I can." A faint, saddened smile appears as Coraline says this.

Glancing toward Nikhil, Coraline says, "I hope so. If not, it will still be good for me to aid you as I can. I only hope I can do so more than that last battle." She frowns, evidently not forgiving herself fully for being knocked out. Such thoughts soon seem to vanish as she directs to Ashleigh, "Though now you have my curiosity. What is a barghest, and what happened?" Whether out of genuine interest, a desire to talk about something else, or both, she hones in on the new topic.

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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Nikhil » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:26 pm

Nikhil left the answer to Coraline's question to the others. He hadn't been at that battle, but had heard about it from the others. The creature was a nasty piece of work, and the duskblade was glad that the Kaedyn, Rahn, and the others were able to dispatch it. Such a beast running around murdering people was not a good thing by a long shot.

"Kaedyn and the others fought it. I can't tell you much except what I've read about."
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Re: Grp C: The Tranym Forest [IC]

Postby Kaedyn » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:02 am

Kaedyn shook his head as he remembered, “That shapeshifting beast was a real bastard. Looked like a goblin until we killed it. Then it resumed looking like a real ugly and vicious wolf-like creature.”

“That was when this all started, eh; the fight in the abandoned cathedral. Of course the bearded demons and the erinyes was much worse with their popping into the Chapter House.”


The battle cleric looked into his drink with a melancholy expression as he remembered the beheading of the priest in his own off.
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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Ashleigh » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:03 am

Ashleigh agreed with Kaedyn’s sentiments, “Oh aye.”

“When I faced him the first time, it was sometimes immune to my zapping. And it had the ability to partially slip out of this plane and cause weapons to pass through it half the time. It also passed through walls.”

“Nasty personality, it talked and threatened to devour my soul.”


She also remembered getting mauled pretty badly by the barghest’s jaws.
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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Phaeral Oeri » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:10 pm

Phaeral bowed his head at Lady Solberg’s grim pronouncement.

There was little to say that did not come off as if he were making light of her situation, or giving meaningless encouragement when he could not possibly know how she felt or what it was like to be in her shoes.

“I’m sure you’ll free him one day,” he murmured.

He turned back to the conversation at hand, remembering the fight with the barghest, feeling a rush of guilt.

“I had a chance to slay it, but my arrow missed. The barghest escaped. And killed innocent people later.” Phaeral shook his head. “I don’t like to dwell on the past, and the creature is dead now, but I don’t think I’ll ever forget that.”

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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Celtic Guardian 7 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:21 am

Looking over to Phaeral, Coraline watches him for a long moment. She then gives a slight nod to him. "I continue to tell myself that. It is how I keep going. ...Thank you." She then returns her attention to the whole group, seeming to focus on their tale.

"I can't say I've ever fought anything like that. It sounds as if you had a rough battle. Still, even with setbacks, the fact that you were there, and that you slew it, means it was stopped from killing more innocents." Coraline gives a slight bow of her head toward them. "That is commendable."

After taking another drink from her glass, Coraline says, "What else have you fought together? It sounds like Nikhil joined later. Was it some time after that fight, or fairly recently?" Her tone conveys a fair amount of curiosity.

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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Nikhil » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:16 pm

Nikhil glanced quickly over to Kaedyn and then back to Coraline. Both he and the knight had joined Phaeral and Gothrum right before Thornburry. It seemed like a long time ago, when in fact it was fairly recent.

“Aye, both Kaedyn and I joined up recently. We meet the other four on their way back from seeing a wizard about the demons in the area. Unfortunately, the demons got to the wizard first if I recall. But there were clues left. Ashleigh and Rahn returned here to Callenburg to research the clues, while the rest of us headed to Thornburry to investigate some other rumors.”

“All in all, that was fairly recently. We fought some fiends in the forest, and then headed up to the gnoll fort. After that, we encountered you on our way back.”


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Re: Grp C: The Tranym Forest [IC]

Postby Kaedyn » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:05 am

Kaedyn corrected the duskblade, “Rejoined would be a better turn of phrase, actually. I was there when we killed the barghest.”

“Nik and I also helped escort a noble woman for the Guild when she was beset with by some thugs a while back too.”
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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Ashleigh » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:06 am

Ashleigh remembered some of her first adventures with the Guild, “The first time I did anything like this was when Phaeral, Gothrom, and I traveled to Seawell where we met Rahn. Then we investigated that lighthouse and the pirates that were camped on the beach.”

“Oh, there was also those orcs in the dragon turtle boat too.”
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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Phaeral Oeri » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:33 am

“Oh, that’s right.”

Phaeral smiled as the others mentioned the past quests they had been on. Hearing those things evoked a lot of memories, not necessarily all bad, like the barghest. Though he had to admit, he thought more about the failures than the triumphs. The deaths they had failed to prevent.

He turned to Lady Solberg, since the dragon turtle shell raiders had turned out well.

“We heard rumors of a sea monster attacking villages. But it turned out not to be a sea monster at all. It was some orcs that used a dragon turtle shell as a ship.”

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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Celtic Guardian 7 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:26 pm

Nikhil's explanation receives a slight frown in response. "So these demons killed a wizard you were going to see. Where was this located, and who was he? Do you think that vile knight we fought is connected?" Coraline pauses before saying, "Did any of you inform Ashleigh about that?"

The other tales get some nods from Coraline. "It sounds like you have had many adventures together. Still... a dragon turtle shell? Just how big was it? Could the townspeople not see the orcs on it?" She gives them a confused look.

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Re: Grp C: Back at the Guild [IC]

Postby Phaeral Oeri » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:21 am

“It was huge,” Phaeral said, warming to this story.

He began to gesture, making a wave motion with one hand, and mimicking the passage of a boat across the surface with his other hand.

“As big as a ship. And the orcs weren’t on it…they were inside of it.”

He shrugged.

“And by the time the people realized it wasn’t a real sea monster…it was too late, I guess. We ended up sinking it so no one else could do the same thing. But it was rather unique. You see how rumors get started.”

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