*There is a small town by the coast of the Trelinian Sea named Farspeak. It has a couple of trade routes that run through it, and a small port to take in shipments from other areas up and down the coast. It is known by most travellers as the resting ground for heroes, as many old adventurers go there to retire. Travellers will come and go, hoping to hear stories of greatness, and adventures of old. Some seek advice from the heroes, others seek to make their start here. The local tavern called the Skeleton's Flagon, is a popular meeting place for young adventurers looking for work. It is run by a grizzled Dwarf, with a thick grey beard named Demitri, and his wife, Elara, a Human with shoulder-length, dark brown hair. The tavern is quieter, as the lunch rush has passed, and it is a bit too early for dinner.*
"I'm Mya, nice to meet you!" With a smile, she shook Wendy's hand and asked her about her adventures, the old man she had been listening to before seeming a bit annoyed at her leaving in the middle of his story.
"Adventures? Nah, I haven't had any....I wouldn't mind going on them though. I keep hearing about these amazing places outside The Grove that my grandparents used to travel to. Eventually I got sick of hearing them and decided to live them."
"I was born aboard a trade ship, so I haven't been to many places on land. I'd love to go on adventures as well, but I doubt I'd last long on my own. I tried to leave this town and head North, but then realized that I should've brought a compass..." With a laugh at her own expense, she turned her head to hide her embarrassment.
"Well, being on a boat for most of my life wasn't so bad. We catfolk have great balance, so the rocking of a ship at sea was like walking on a slightly bumpy road really. And it's not like I never stepped foot on land until now. I briefly visited the port towns the ship stopped at during my childhood. And I've been off on my own for about 4 years now. I've lived here, made some friends, and learned many things as well. But I never went too far outside Farspeak. I always figured an adventure would be a lot more fun with companions by my side. So, what was it like being raised by Fairies?" Her jade-colored eyes lit up with anticipation of hearing such a unique tale.
"An odd experience. Growing up for a hundred years, I was the tallest creature in my society. They even had to build a bigger house for me to live in! Leaving the Grove and heading out feels weird. Everyone's so....big. I'm not used to not being the tallest person around."
"I also had to adapt to my current lifestyle. With no home, no job, and not much knowledge of how society works, I was on the street stealing bread and fish within a month. I was tricked and my gullibility costed me anything I'd gained many times. But over time, I learned from my foes, used their tactics against them in combination with my own skills and soon became the one they feared. I'm not a scary person, I just have some.......wicked methods of dealing with enemies. But I only ever steal out of necessity. Except for one time...." She looked whistfully out the window at the sea, as if remembering a significant moment in her life. Soon, a grin spread across her face as she reminisced. A sly grin with more than a hint of joyful malice. But it quickly left as she turned back to hear more of her new aquaintance's life among the fairies.
"Maybe you just haven't been around the right kind of people then. We catfolk have a long history of tolerance for most races. And the ones we don't like? If they prove themselves worthy of respect, then they have nothing to worry about! Besides, not everyone likes pirates and their lifestyle... We aren't ALL 'take what you want because you can'. Some of us would much rather perfect our battle style instead. I'm not just any pirate. I'm classified as a Swashbuckler, I fight with elegant grace and strike with deadly blades. My kind's dodging is practically an art form! Yes, we do still have some less-than-legal ways, but we live for our own freedom, THAT is the pirate way! Just like my Uncle Goldmane taught me."
Dingmamon: the sanctuary would help if the group tried to just murder hobo them from the start, or if they ran away, but if you describe them how you did, i don't think they'd just attack for no reason
Jan 18, 2016 18:12:41 GMT
shogungari: oh hey, we got a new guy
Jan 19, 2016 16:33:14 GMT
Dingmamon: yeah, i got the notification earlier. haven't heard anything from him yet
Jan 19, 2016 18:22:28 GMT
shogungari: I just posted another ad on Reddit so hopefully we can get another game set up soon
Jan 19, 2016 18:26:41 GMT
shogungari: you thinking of restarting tempest statum for the new players? I could even remake with a normal character
Jan 19, 2016 18:28:55 GMT
Doublewhip: Saw your Reddit ad. Don't forget to reach out to and affiliate with other similar forums!
Jan 20, 2016 1:29:36 GMT
Dingmamon: thanks Doublewhip, we'll keep an eye out for some similar forums.
Jan 20, 2016 14:50:50 GMT
Dingmamon: and possibly gary, though at this point i am having a hard time coming up with campaign ideas.
Jan 20, 2016 14:51:58 GMT
shogungari: Really? I have a few if you wanted to borrow them
Jan 20, 2016 16:32:44 GMT
shogungari: Also, welcome Doublewhip
Jan 20, 2016 16:32:51 GMT
Guest: This place still active?
Apr 13, 2016 7:01:34 GMT
Dingmamon: not really. the guy who started it is in the military now, and those of us that did stick around had life stuff come up
Apr 13, 2016 20:12:19 GMT
shogungari: Hey Ding, I see you still come here. Any incentive to revive this place?
Jun 29, 2016 23:20:30 GMT
Dingmamon: I would love to, but really the only time I have to actually check it is when i'm at work. If you want to revive it by advertising and stuff, I will do what I can to keep it up and running smoothly for you, but I probably wouldn't be able to actively
Jun 30, 2016 18:58:23 GMT
Dingmamon: participate in any games
Jun 30, 2016 18:58:33 GMT
Dingmamon: By all means if you want to set something up and run it, go for it. I still have Admin access since Zekey left it to me when he joined the Navy, and from conversations with him, he probably isn't coming back
Jun 30, 2016 19:00:30 GMT
Dingmamon: Alternatively, if you wanted to set your own one of these up, you would have the ability to shape it and tailor it to what you wanted a bit more, and I'd be willing to help keep things organized on it so you can focus on people and games
Jun 30, 2016 19:05:52 GMT
shogungari: Nope, just seeing if you had something planned.
Jul 3, 2016 2:16:43 GMT