December 10, 2015 at 2:47 pm #1641
The little children are in awe of Caris and her payment.
“Thank you Lady” one of them finally manages, looking up with star struck eyes at heavenly Caris.
“My Lady”, and Caris, your heart flutters a bit at the smooth intonation of Daidoji’s voice. You turn, and he stares into your eyes, speechless for just a moment before bowing. Motioning to the dark haired beauty and the mysterious man in his company, he introduces them.
“This is Rythil Threnody” He defers to the Elf, who looks as pictured below, but without the mask, lantern, or any visible weapons. He bows his head.
“Well met Lady Ambrodel”
“This is Lady Lay Yu Quan, our Mistress of Arcana” She bows, coming forward and takes your hands Caris
“You are even more beautiful than my brother led on…” A mischievous light sparkles in her eyes and Daidoji begins to turn red behind her
“You and I must share a drink, find a place to sit, and you will tell me of all your adventures, and in exchange, I shall teach you our way of dancing, so that you may take my brother for a proper spin once the night has picked up!”
That mischief in her eyes spreads into a smile as she looks back at her brother winking. Daidoji is standing their blushing as Lay Yu leads Caris over to a stage where 3 great, flower wreathed tables are set up.
“Do come sit with us when you’re duties are done brother!”December 10, 2015 at 3:17 pm #1644
Shanzee saunters up to Hroth, a clay cup in her hand. She’s created a long tail of feathers that trials from the bottom of the cup. She is in a beautiful gown of blue silk.
“I don’t wear dresses often big man, you’d better dance with me while it lasts..besides, half this town has taken bets on which one of you outlanders will be the first to dance, I’ve got all my money on you, none of them will see it coming, I’ll get paid six to one, and all the money goes to rebuild my home village so, come on, I’ll show you the steps. It’s not any more complicated than one of those fighting routine’s you practice all the time!”
December 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm #1648
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Caris’s stomach did a little flip flop at the sound of Daidoji’s voice. As she turned and their eyes met, the fire inside of her was fanned to almost a fever. Remembering her manners she smiled and greeted his companions.
“My goodness, Mr. Threnody, I had mistaken you for our companion Mr. Grey for a moment! You must be related?” Caris felt immediately at ease with Lady Lay Yu Quan’s charm and relaxed manner. “I would be delighted!” Caris said to her with a grin. What more will she learn about this man who is having such affect on her? The idea of a learning a new dance sounds fun, if not challenging but the idea of a dance later on with this man… sets her imagination reeling.
As Caris loops arm and arm with Lady Lay Yu, she looks over her shoulder at the still blushing Daidoji and flashes him a coy smile. Much to her own surprise, she even batted her eyelashes at him.. just a little.
“Am I flirting with him??!” Caris mentally scolds herself. It’s been so long since she’s experienced this kind of distraction in her life, it feels almost foreign. But at the same time, she welcomes it. The excitement is intoxicating.
[Is anyone rolling their eyes saying EW there’s NO love stories in DnD? ;)]December 10, 2015 at 3:52 pm #1652
Hrothgard smiles and takes her arm. “It would be my honour to dance with such a lovely lady.” He says as he escorts her a short way away and learns the steps quickly enough, with a few definite stumbles along the way. The regulars laugh as he stumbles but he takes it all in good stride and laughs at himself as well.December 10, 2015 at 4:16 pm #1655
Sharn dances up beside Hroth and Shanzee, his long blond hair tossing leaping up from his shoulders as he makes the various spirited jumps of the jig. He’s taken an old woman as a partner, who seems every bit as quick as him.
“Shanzee you charmer! you say you are but humble monk yet you’ve stolen money from me again with your wits!”
Meanwhile his dark haired sister Sheal looks on from a bench were she sits, still clutching a clay cup. everyone quickly notices the dancing warrior. Of your group, grey is the first to spot Hroth tearing it up with the locals, then Caris, from her vantage high up at the lords table finds her jaw dropping, distracted from a very intense conversation with Lay Yu, as she notices Hroth dancing in the background and realizes her jaw has dropped at the sight of the huge warrior dancing a jig and doing a fine job at it.
December 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm #1660
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Caris squeals with laughter and claps her hands at the sight of her old friend in fine form. “My appologies Lady Lay Yu,” she gestures over to where Hroth and companion are dancing. “It’s just that I’ve never seen him dance! He’s quite good, don’t you think? Perhaps be better get started on that dance lesson!”
Caris finds her jaw dropping once again at the sight of Grey and his entourage. “My, my…” she giggles at Lady Lay Yu, while dramatically using her index finger to close her jaw. “Seems I’ve been doing this a lot today!”December 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm #1661
Lay Yu smiles
You’ve been around people as forward and mischeivous as her before, and sometimes they can seem too aggressive or high strung, but there is a warmth to Lay Yu you really like.
“Best way to learn is to do! I’m sure it that hunk of muscles can get it that fast you’ll be dancing circles around him in no time! Lets get in on it, I’ll be your partner!”December 10, 2015 at 5:12 pm #1664
Meanwhile, in another part of the celebration not too far away, Stern faces off with Oki Lo Kin
“Oh Stern, I excel at healing wounds, not making them, and for one so schooled in battle, it seems foolish to enter one you cannot win.”
The old man smiles and folds his hands together before him.December 10, 2015 at 8:34 pm #1667
Caris grabs Lay Yu by the hand and follows her into a spirited quick dance lesson on the edges of the grass where Hroth is now drawing quite an audience. She gets the movements down quickly and grabs Lay Yu by the shoulders and laughs, “This is fun! I think I’m ready to join the others, let’s go!”December 10, 2015 at 11:17 pm #1668
Back to Stern, the old priest smiles and embraces the big warrior priest.
You know, we should do proper honor to this Krom. I can picture a small shrine atop the hill where Grimeye was defeated…A statue of one of Krom’s great saints, a simple alter, some stone benches to sit, and a roof to shield it from the elements. I have the resources to fund about half of such a project, if you could come up with the rest, we could make this humble offering to krom in these lands.
I can imagine people from all over Shen Ling going there to pay tribute to the moment, and to make an offering to honor Krom. We should discuss this later Stern.
All around the lake, the sound of clay cups breaking plays like it’s own music, sounding from time to time throughout the night.December 11, 2015 at 9:09 am #1673
Hrothgard continues dancing and flirting with his favorite Punk-Rock Monk. Whispering to her as they dance, both of them laughing. Mostly lost in their own little world, though still aware of much they are being watched, and giving them a show. At one point even sharing a kiss… much to the delight of the onlookers.
Hrothgard smiles and winks to his companions as he sees them, letting out a mighty yell and cheer as he sees Caris take to the dance floor with her partner.
“Save me a dance for later…?” He smiles to Caris as they pass on the floor sharing a laugh together.December 11, 2015 at 12:21 pm #1677
Caris, you spot Daidoji watching you from the great table up on the stage, a boyish smile on his face and a look of wonder in his eyes. He rises and strides across the stage and down the steps into the crowd where all the dancing is happening. You can feel him coming for you, even when you lose sight of him in the crowd. All along the way he is stopped by grateful citizens, allies and friends. Ten minutes pass, seeming to drag on.
Not far from you at all, he’s accosted by a young raven haired girl of maybe 6 yrs age, who he scoops up in his arms and begins to dance with as he winds his way closer to you, seemingly completely at home in the press of his people. He flashes you a smile from across perhaps 30 ft of crowded dance floor, slowly making his way closer.
Suddenly your view is blocked as Lay Yu interposes her smiling face in front of yours.
“What on earth are you looking at Caris!” She says in tone like she already knows the answer.
“If I’m to play the role of the male in this dance, I can’t lead if you’re staring off instead of following!”
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