The Screaming Xenu

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Post  Scribbler on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:59 pm

With the group of Seekers, (and most of the frogs) now gone, the barman sighs.
Straightening himself out, he looks around, and surveys the few quieter patrons.
His eyes settle on a strange collection of empties, most of which he is sure are not tavern property.
Mumbling something about people leaving their junk cluttering up his tables, he goes to tidy up.

As he begins to collect the empties he finds that they disintegrate at his touch, into a silver coloured sand, which then vanishes. Groaning loudly, and cursing the "demmed elf" under his breath, he sweeps his arm across the table, knocking the rest of the collection to the floor with a clatter- and a disgruntled meow.

Confused, he looks down to find a scruffy looking cat climbing disorientated out of the pewter jug. The creature was mostly mottled dark brown in colouring, but with lighter coloured patches, and it stared up at him with odd coloured eyes, one gold, the other orange. He decided that the best thing to do was to grab it by the scruff of the neck, and throw it out onto the street, but as he bent down to do so, there was a nearby "ribbit" and the cat pounced at the closest chair.
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Re: The Screaming Xenu

Post  Soars-With-Moonlight on Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:53 am

The door swings open and Soars-With-Moonlight steps into the bar, eyes flashing around the room.

"Any... strange things happen while I gone...?"
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Post  Scribbler on Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:19 am

"Mrew-mf?"
A cat looks up from under a nearby table, with what looks like a pair of frog legs sticking out of it's mouth.
It swallows the snack, and sits down, watching.
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Post  Soars-With-Moonlight on Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:53 am

Keeping an eye on the cat, Soars swoops over to the bar, knocking on the surface.

"Barkeep... You here?"
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Re: The Screaming Xenu

Post  maverick_trade on Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:59 am

a gravelly voice hollars out from a back room "we're shut! Up all night chasing frogs an' they want drink a'fore breakfast. Shut, I said!"

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Re: The Screaming Xenu

Post  Soars-With-Moonlight on Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:34 am

Soars-With-Moonlight looks up sharply, moving towards the voice.

"Frogs... here? Where frogs now...?"
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Post  maverick_trade on Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:55 am

The dwarf's head appears around the back door, dishevelled and with bloodshot eyes, it seems on the brink of sanity
"Everywhere! Things 'r everywhere. Put most outside, but there's still more. Al'ays more! Cat seems to be takin' control of the worst of 'em" his eyes narrowed and the hammer head also appears round the door "They yours?"

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Post  Scribbler on Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:23 am

The cat lowers its belly to the ground, and stalks stealthily across the floor on silent paws.
It seems to have set it's sights on another amphibious snack...probably.
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Post  Soars-With-Moonlight on Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:31 am

Soars-With-Moonlight eyes the cat curiously.

"Frogs not mine... cat yours?"
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Re: The Screaming Xenu

Post  maverick_trade on Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:40 am

"Foond it nestin in the mugs. It seems to want the frogs gone as much as i. Ye c'n ne have it, less'n yer the owner, an that bein the case, ah'll be wantin to know why Ye left the poor thing. Got enough troobles alredy with them wonky eyes it has." The dwarf, wearing a nightshirt and slippers, edged into the room and extended a friendly hand towards the cat.

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Post  Scribbler on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:29 am

The invisible prey never showed itself, and the cat loses interest.
Noticing the barkeep returning to his post, it slinks over towards him, and rubs against his legs.
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Re: The Screaming Xenu

Post  Beric of Goldenbridge on Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:55 am

*~TIME WARP~*

As Seamus and Robere enter the tavern, they are greeted by the familiar musty smell and sound of light conversation from the regular patrons. In one corner two shady figures talk in whispers, a group of powefully built men standing around trying their best to look intimidating. In another a few dwarves are staring at each other intently, tankards being filled by a laughing barmaid as she looks at the slumped shapes of their less-seasoned drinking buddies and their empty mugs.
Seamus walks up to the bar, positioning himself as to get the best eavesdropping on the rest of the room. He motions to the barkeep for a drink.
"Just an ale this time, thank you."
He takes the drink and glugs down half of it in one swig, the coolness refreshing after spending the morning in the sun.
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Re: The Screaming Xenu

Post  Robere Eberstark on Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:59 am

*Robere slams his hands down on the bar, barking out the words:
"3 ALES PLEASE, MR BARMAN!!!! Oh, do you girls want anything?"
He looks up at the riff-raff, smiles and winks. The tavern erupts in laughter and cheer.
"GOOD ONE, ROBERE!"
"WAHAY!"
"HE HASN'T CHANGED A BIT!"
Robere bows.*

He is shaken awake from his daydream by the sounds of the tavern. Sobered from his imagination, he approaches the bar, slams his hands down upon it and shouts:
"3 ALES PLEASE, MR BARMAN!!! Oh, do you girls want anything?"
He turns around, awaiting a response from the customers of the tavern.


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Re: The Screaming Xenu

Post  Robere Eberstark on Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:14 am

Disappointed by the lack of a reaction, Robere turns back towards the bar. The girls he had met at the dock, embarrassed by the attention brought to them, seat themselves away at a table at the other end of the room. Robere curses, with his head buried in his hand.


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Re: The Screaming Xenu

Post  Beric of Goldenbridge on Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:15 am

This provokes a few strange looks from the patrons, some roll their eyes while others chuckle lightly to themselves. The girls look embarrassed, smile shyly at the boisterous Lanetian and shuffle over to a table across the room. The barkeep brings over the three tankards.
"Just a light drink today?"
He walks back to the basin of dirty mugs and resumes cleaning them, laughing softly to himself.
"So, what have you been up to since we got back from Gevell? We haven't really had a chance to have a chat."
The Captain takes another small swig, awaiting a response.
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Post  Robere Eberstark on Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:24 am

Robere, contented by the presence of a surplus of alcohol, responds:

"I've mainly been working on my fighting technique, I figured the best method to render a foe unable to attack is not just to parry well, but to disarm them."

He takes a swig of ale, looks towards the other tankards and chuckles.

"This is a bit much, I'm going to see if I can recover from this". He picks up the drinks and carries them over to the table the girls are seated at.

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Re: The Screaming Xenu

Post  Hans Yksin on Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:54 am

Hans enters the establishment quietly and without attention, sitting at the bar and politely asking the barkeep for some Firewhisky. The man hands the Seeker a small bottle of the stuff and leaves him to his drink. Hans returns to quietly listening to the conversations of the other patrons.
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Post  Beric of Goldenbridge on Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:11 am

As Robere sits down with the two maidens, Seamus takes another swig, his tankard almost empty now, and turns to Hans.
"Good afternoon. I trust you had a good journey. Don't bother listening in on the dwarves, they're all just blowing their pay on booze, I believe the nice red and blue sailed vessel sitting in the shipwright's dock was finished by them a few days ago."
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Post  Hans Yksin on Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:56 am

"The fancy one? Well, they've probably got more than enough pay to blow then."

He sips at the whisky and spins the stool so he can observe the bar.

"Anything interesting happen yet? It gets so boring back at the guild..."
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Post  Beric of Goldenbridge on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:47 am

"Nothing too out of the ordinary. I've been using this time to widen my general knowledge, reading about tactics, magic and whatnot, although I should probably be spending more time at the college. It seems engineering has sort of lost its flair for me... But anyway, last I heard you were up north visiting the Vale, you must have a tale or two, it seems sagas spring out of the ground like weeds up there!"
He finishes his drink and motions for another.
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Post  Hans Yksin on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:49 am

Hans nods and sips at the whiskey again, watching the patrons casually.

"I had business to attend to up there, and I figured I'd check on my old place back in Amran. An acquaintance contacted me. It was an... eventful week or two."
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Post  Beric of Goldenbridge on Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:19 am

"You should've told me you were going, you might have had need for this."
He gestures to the pistol holstered at his hip.
"I know you always complain that there's never enough chances to fireball things. Speaking of which, you should probably look into getting some new pistols, the little ones may be good to conceal but I doubt they're as effective as their full-sized counterparts. If anything larger weapons are more useful merely for intimidation, especially against the less educated opponents. In fact, come to think of it, there's a craftsman based just around the corner from the Guild who makes exquisite handguns for a cracking price - only 18 warrants, I believe."
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Post  Hans Yksin on Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:33 am

Hans starts laughing.

"Only you would say ONLY 18 warrants. I'm nowhere near that rich, Mr. Famous-And-Rich-Pirate-Captain. Nah, the fireball wouldn't have been necessary, and even if it were I'd end up setting fire to the thatched roofs of Amran and I don't think even having an amicable relationship with the princess would get me out of that. But you speak the truth, I do need new guns. The smaller ones are good for concealment, but they don't fire properly. Shoddy workmanship."
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Post  Robere Eberstark on Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:01 am

Robere struts over, leaving his drinks and the maidens giggling behind. A smile erupts on his face.

"Ah, Hans! How goes it? No hard feelings over the thrashing me and Seamus gave the Black Library at Lord Pike's estate! I jest , I jest. Now, what brings you here?"

He seats himself back at the bar.

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Post  Hans Yksin on Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:19 am

"Strong drink and intriguing conversations, naturally."

He lifts his bottle in a slight toast and drinks from it.

"What brings you here, other than your pretty wenches?"
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