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Giant Armadillo Valley / Re: [Quest]: Silver and Gold
« Last post by RachOwl on January 20, 2020, 05:40:06 PM »
Blinking at being kissed, Sascha stood there dazed for a moment. Staring at Temisar, trying to figure out why she'd been kissed quite so passionately. Her hand came up and touched her lips ever so gently. Then she heard the comment about the armadillos and shook her head. "Must we kill them?" She asked, puzzled. "Is there another way to accomplish your task?"
Giant Armadillo Valley / Re: [Quest]: Silver and Gold
« Last post by KiDesru on January 20, 2020, 04:41:58 PM »
Temisar studied the much, much shorter woman, her arrow unwavering, before she slowly lowered the bow. Wordlessly, Temisar put the arrow back in the quiver. Then, without warning, she strode purposefully over to the newcomer, leaned down, and kissed the other woman intensely.

And just as quickly, Temisar turned back to the cliffs, a clear sense of purpose in her words and actions.

"Right," she said, turning to the Sunbrawler. "If you want it, I say take the sword."

Looking down at the skeleton, she added, "I think he can wait one more day for a burial. While we still have sun, I'm going to scale that cliff, get some ropes down, and help the rest of you up. We'll see if we can start picking off those armadillos, like you suggested. If those holes open up to a big gallery that is. If any of you have climbing experience, I won't say no the help. Otherwise, I'll go ahead and start climbing." With that, Temisar opened up her pack, found some gloves, and started putting them on.
Giant Armadillo Valley / Re: [Quest]: Silver and Gold
« Last post by RachOwl on January 20, 2020, 04:10:16 PM »
Sascha looked up at the group with an "oops" face. She slowly stood up, her hands visible and smiled at the much, much taller woman who now had a arrow aimed at her. "Sorry..." she said softly. "I, uh, came along with your group, but there were so many interesting things that, well, they were more interesting than listening to you lot talk of giant armadillos. So, I kinda wandered off, but figured I should see if you lot had gotten yourselves hurt or something yet."

She didn't look like much. Sascha was tiny, covered in colourful items that all came from nature. But, she was clean, though smelling of earth. She waved a hand and did a small curtsy. "I'm Sascha Delarosa. A druid of Marblevale Guild. Nice to meet ya?"
The Barren Tips / Re: [Quest] Spiders of the Barren's
« Last post by RachOwl on January 20, 2020, 04:01:03 PM »
Deryn shrugged. "If it works and saves the man? I'll defer to the rest of the group," she said softly, so as to not call their attention prematurely. She stretched a bit, itching to do something other than just stand here.
Giant Armadillo Valley / Re: [Quest]: Silver and Gold
« Last post by KiDesru on January 20, 2020, 03:30:42 PM »
Temisar nodded, agreeing with the Sunbrawler's assessment of the situation. She knelt down by the body, not because she wanted to, but because she felt she should, seeing as she had taken charge of the group.

And as soon as she knelt down and put her hands on the body, Temisar instantly regretted it. What if the body had been booby trapped, same as that section on the trail?

Temisar wished she had asked the other woman to check the body first, in case it was booby trapped. Eulalia seemed to have an eye for that sort of thing. It made Temisar wonder what kind of background the other woman had, since she didn't have a guild.

Oh, she has a guild all right, Temisar's brain told her. Just not one the city recognizes. And one you don't want to admit to yourself.

Temisar shoved those thoughts to the side as she checked out the body.

"Nothing to say who he was in life," Temisar said over her shoulder. "Everything on his body is pretty much rusted and useless except that sword. Anybody want it?" Temisar herself refused to touch it. It seemed ghoulish, somehow, picking things off a unknown dead man's body.

Looking up at the cliff, she added, "We could get up to those entrances, have a look, and then get down and back up the trail to our wagon before the sun sets. But I don't think we can do that if we take time to bury this skeleton right now."

Temisar began rising to her feet when she heard a twig snap behind her on the trail. With speed and grace that bordered on the preternatural, Temisar had her bow drawn and arrow notched, with it aimed at the trail.

"Whoever is back there, now would be a good time to show yourself," the ranger said, all uncertainty gone from her voice and her mind.
The Barren Tips / Re: [Quest] Spiders of the Barren's
« Last post by Taral81424 on January 20, 2020, 03:24:22 PM »
"We can attract the spiders to us," Taral suggested, "with noise and violence and the like. It should draw them from him toward us. But there are enough spiders and even one of them by itself can kill that man with ease."

She took a deep breath. "I don't want to kill them, but I think we have to."

She looked at her teammates, including at tree-bound Lia. "If you all attract the spiders this way, I can get to his side and repel any that ignore you." The green-haired-and-tailed Ithiris waited for some of her comrades to agree before she acted. Her idea would leave her isolated from the group, after all.
Giant Armadillo Valley / Re: [Quest]: Silver and Gold
« Last post by KahlessNestor on January 20, 2020, 07:03:55 AM »
Giant Armadillo Valley

“No sense leaving a nice sword like that lying out here,” Theodore said. “And we can give the bloke some kind of decent burial. Maybe find out who he is and if he’s got family in the city. Then check out those smaller tunnels. Maybe there’s a kind of gallery overlooking the armadillos that we could just shoot at them like fish in a barrel and they can’t get to us.”
The Barren Tips / Re: [Quest] Spiders of the Barren's
« Last post by Kris on January 17, 2020, 12:30:22 PM »
Having caught onto what Taral was trying to tell her to do, Lia was about to start climbing again when she saw the arrow go flying and some of the spiders run off.  "That's one way I suppose." 

She went to try again to follow where Taral had instructed her when the screaming started.  "Please tell me you are joking," she mumbled, eying the man, then the group below her on the ground.  "I don't think we can help him at all.  It looks pretty bad from up here.  But I can't do anything to...end his suffering.  I don't have a range weapon."
Giant Armadillo Valley / Re: [Quest]: Silver and Gold
« Last post by KiDesru on January 16, 2020, 03:19:28 PM »
Temisar couldn't help but agree with the big Sunbrawler as they continued down the trail. They should have disarmed the trap. But the thing was, Temisar didn't know how to disarm a trap. Well, actually, she did. By setting it off. But that was the small little snares she set for game. That big, two log flattening trap, how do you set that off? By throwing something heavy on the trip wire? And would the logs just hang there when they crashed together?

Temisar didn't know and, because she had gotten used to hunting either by herself, or with one of the older hunters in her extended family (and their friends), she didn't think about asking one of her fellow questers. If it had been one of her uncles and aunts, they would have had the solution. Temisar wouldn't have had to ask.

Instead, she tried to convince herself that it was better not setting off the trap because that way, no one would know they had come this way. Even though the slaughter they were about to engage in was definitely going to show they were here.

When Theodore asked if the armadillo was the one who had killed the skeleton in the armor, she shook her head. "I don't think so. Armadillos only attack if they're attacked, or if they're defending their lair. The skeleton is too far away. And whoever he was, he's been there for a long time, and these armadillos have only recently moved in. F*ck, he's big!"  Temisar blushed at her unintentional use of a swear word, but that armadillo was big. Bigger than it was supposed to be.

Temisar blushed again at being called the armadillo expert, but before she could answer, the armadillo meandered into the large cave entrance and disappeared.

"Well," Temisar said, standing up, "We can check out that dead body, but that seems kind of ghoulish. We can go into the big cave and see how many of those armadillos are in there, or we could climb up and go into one of those smaller entrances, see where they lead." The next question was really difficult for the normally solitary ranger to ask, but she needed to get used to asking such questions, especially if she was going to go on future quests. "So what do you all think we need to do?"
Giant Armadillo Valley / Re: [Quest]: Silver and Gold
« Last post by KahlessNestor on January 16, 2020, 07:12:20 AM »
Giant Armadillo Valley

Theodore followed along behind the two ladies. He didn’t really like them being in danger up ahead, but he wasn’t a woodsman. So he just kept alert in case trouble found them and he could intervene.

At the log trap, he scowled. “We should disable that before it kills someone,” he mentioned. But it looked like they were leaving it behind them. Hopefully they wouldn’t have to go fleeing down the trail.

When the reached the bluff, Theo knelt down in the foliage with the spear and looked intot he clearing. He gave a low exhalation. “That thing is as big as a bear!” he muttered. It didn’t seem to notice or care they were there. “You think it got that poor bastard?” he asked, eying the corpse. It had a nice sword.

“So what’s the play here, Miss Armadillo Expert?” he asked Temisar.
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