Unexpected Treasures

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22 Sep 2007 20:51 #8288 by Alluthia
...........In the beginning............


You slowly walk to the north, holding a brown satchel, stiffly, hints of
goosebumps covering your skin.

The crossroad of a wide cobblestone road and an old cobblestone path

A woman with scarred dusky skin extinguishes a burning wooden torch.
A woman with scarred dusky skin nods to you.

You stare, motionless.

A woman with scarred dusky skin says "Greetin's."


You nod.

A woman with scarred dusky skin examines a wooden torch.

A woman with scarred dusky skin jogs to a large metal can, brandishing a wooden
torch.
A woman with scarred dusky skin puts a wooden torch into a large metal can.

You say "Would you like to buy my fish? It's very tasty, indeed."

You open a brown satchel.

You reach to a brown satchel.

You take a large pile of fresh salmon meat.

You show everyone in the room a large pile of fresh salmon meat.
A large pile of salmon meat.  It is fresh.  

A woman with scarred dusky skin says "Ach ach, I would love ta, bu' I'm
broke... an I dunna really eat meat."


You put a large pile of fresh salmon meat into a brown satchel.

A man with huge teeth walks in from the south, wielding an iron-tipped spear.
A man with huge teeth nods.

You close a brown satchel.

You look at a man with huge teeth.

He is a male human with a pierced nose, dreadlocked red hair, huge teeth,
little mud-brown eyes, and birthmarked grayish-brown skin.  He is about your
height, about your weight, and seems to be about as strong as you.  He is
standing here looking well rested.

A man with huge teeth looks at you.

A man with huge teeth says "Hello, ladies."

A man with huge teeth smiles.
A man with huge teeth examines a bulletin board (with new posts).
A woman with scarred dusky skin looks at a man with huge teeth.
A man with huge teeth looks at a woman with scarred dusky skin.
You nod.
A woman with scarred dusky skin says "Greetins."
A man with huge teeth reads a note on the bulletin board (with new posts)
You look a bit unsettled.

A man with huge teeth asks "Are you going to visit Liinul?"

A man with huge teeth says "He is getting restless, yes."[/color]

You say "I'm a going to see my fishes."

A woman with scarred dusky skin says "Aye, I'll probably look on the way oot of
town. I've no money though."
A man with huge teeth says "Do go soon, I would hate for you to miss him."


You slowly walk to the south, wielding a brown satchel, stiffly, hints of
goosebumps covering your skin.

You have approached the south and stop before leaving sight of the area.

A woman with scarred dusky skin says "Ach, all right."
A woman with scarred dusky skin curtsies.
A woman with scarred dusky skin waves.
A man with huge teeth blinks.
A man with huge teeth waves.
A woman with scarred dusky skin jogs to the east.
A woman with scarred dusky skin goes out of sight to the east.
A man with huge teeth smiles at you.
A man with curly blonde hair snorts.
A man with curly blonde hair gazes up into the sky.
You study a man with huge teeth.
A man with huge teeth says "Ah... I saw a pretty young lady leave there with a
necklace... she said he just gave it to her."

A man with huge teeth smiles charmingly at you.

You look at the man's huge teeth.

You nod soundlessly.
A man with huge teeth says "I'm sure I could... convince... him to give you
something as well."

A man with huge teeth eyes the area suspiciously.

You says, waving a man with huge teeth off, "I make my own living."


You give your best smile.

A man with huge teeth bows regally, "Oh yes, yes, of course. You should be able
to show it though, no?"

A man with huge teeth looks at you.
You says, shrugging, "I not do need ayleer. Right now fish."
A man with huge teeth gazes up into the sky.
A man with huge teeth says "Fish... fish..."

You say "I has some fresh fish here."

You point to your brown satchel.
A man with huge teeth asks "Maybe he would buy some fish from you?"
You say "Would you like daherstwi? Right now 3 a piece."
A man with huge teeth says "I heard he has things from the sea."
A man with huge teeth looks at you.
A man with huge teeth says "Let me see one."

You open a brown satchel.

You reach to a brown satchel.
You take a large pile of fresh salmon meat.

You show everyone in the room a large pile of fresh salmon meat.
A large pile of salmon meat.  It is fresh.  

You smile proudly.
A man with huge teeth smiles.

Galemon sets in the east.

A man with huge teeth examines your large pile of fresh salmon meat.
A man with huge teeth asks "Have you ever seen a lobster?"

You break away from the moment as if in a daze.

You put a large pile of fresh salmon meat into a brown satchel.

You close a brown satchel.

You say "No."

A man with huge teeth eyes the area suspiciously.

You ask "Is you buying it or not, then?"

A man with huge teeth looks at himself.

A man with huge teeth says "I don't have my coin with me..."
A man with huge teeth says "I never carry it along."

You slowly walk to a man with huge teeth, brandishing a brown satchel, stiffly,
hints of goosebumps covering her skin.

You whisper, "Then... does you know who would?"

A man with huge teeth nods.

You look at a man with huge teeth.

A man with huge teeth looks at you.
A man with huge teeth asks "Yes, you know that Liinul?"
A man with huge teeth says "His bodyguards."

You shake your head.

A man with huge teeth says "They do love meat, I have seen it myself."

A man with huge teeth scratches his head.

You insist, "Where does I find him?"

A man with huge teeth says "Come, follow me."

a man with huge teeth is now leading you.
You begin following a man with huge teeth.

A man with huge teeth slowly walks to the east, wielding an iron-tipped spear.
You slowly walk to the east, brandishing a brown satchel, stiffly, hints of
goosebumps covering her skin.
You catch up with a man with huge teeth and try to keep pace.
A man with huge teeth goes out of sight to the east.


.... Some time later....


A large iron gate leads out into the wilds.



A man with huge teeth points towards the southeast.

You look around suspiciously.

A man with huge teeth says "The two halaks."
A man with huge teeth says "Those are his bidyguards."

You back away.

You tremble.

You say "Not halaks..."

You say "One of them almost had me life."

A man with huge teeth frowns.
A man with huge teeth says "I will protect you."
A man with huge teeth says "Come, I will not let them harm you."

         

A man with huge teeth is standing right next to you.
An uncut corundum is right next to you.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes is standing right next to you.
A male halak with a sharp black beak is sitting down right next to you.
A wooden torch is planted firmly in the ground.
A short wooden stool is set on the road in fromt of the tent.
A stone stool is set on the road in fromt of the tent.
A deep basket is right next to you.
A large canvas tent is pitched in the grass just beyond the edge of the road.
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A man with huge teeth nods.

You raise your voice into the air, "I hope you can be trusted."

A man with huge teeth steps between a male halak with a sharp black beak and
you.

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes reaches to a deep basket.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes takes a mound of caviar.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes nods.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes says in Southern, "Einghomqu ayunchi
erichra ghit.ror.."
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks in Southern, "Shigeahshi ingsoor
nohakterable ablea binko theermu, noablele?"

You freeze in place.

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes nibbles on a few small beads of caviar.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes starts to eat some caviar.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes eats the last bits of caviar.

A man with huge teeth raises his voice authoratively, "You there, halak."

A man with huge teeth asks "Would you like to buy some fresh fish from this
fine lady here?"

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes looks at a man with huge teeth.
A man with huge teeth looks at a male mysrra with luminous silver eyes.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes looks at you.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks in Southern, "Laga...?"

You look absent-mindedly at a male halak with a sharp black beak and a male
mysrra with luminous silver eyes.

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes chuckles.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks in Southern, "Wishigi rawiousable
tervanpri ghaah, erjiingter?"
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes examines a small wicker backpack.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes reaches to a deep basket.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes takes a hawk talon.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes hefts a hawk talon.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes puts a hawk talon into a small wicker
backpack.
A man with huge teeth urges you forward.

You move in slow motion.

You open a brown satchel.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes says in Southern, "Tiraya,
Ogwibi.pri.."
You reach to a brown satchel.
You take a large pile of fresh salmon meat.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes examines your brown satchel.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes says in Southern, "Ch...a einga
anloghious eckot.anico.."
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes makes a thoughtful noise.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes reaches to a small wicker backpack.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes takes a plain leather purse.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes examines a plain leather purse.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes sighs.
A man with huge teeth looks at a male mysrra with luminous silver eyes.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes puts a plain leather purse into a small
wicker backpack.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes shrugs.

You show everyone in the room a large pile of fresh salmon meat.

A large pile of salmon meat.  It is fresh.  

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes says in Southern, "Einghomqu fiingcoko
eckpripri loorich, Einghomqu mughaun..."
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes examines a small wicker backpack.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes says in Southern, "Rajibin unghava..."
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes looks at you.

You step forward stiffly.

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes looks at a man with huge teeth.
A man with huge teeth looks at a male mysrra with luminous silver eyes.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks in Southern, "Wishigi lensoayay
thewina, geohwi, nastaein?"
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes lays his hand on his hip and leans a
little to one side.

You say, in staccatto, "Fine river fish. Fresh. I ask five farthings."

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks in Southern, "Ico'ha oghaklobok
tervanpri edgigeshi Ableedla, geeck icoginogha?"

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes looks at you.

You look at a man with huge teeth in confusion.

A man with huge teeth looks at you.
A man with huge teeth nods.

You ask "Is he talking to me?"

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes looks at you.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks "Who're you, anyway?"

A man with huge teeth says "I'm called Dom."

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks "Dom...aah...What're you
eindahpriun out here, then Dom?"

Dom says "Escorting this lovely lady."

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks "Escorting her?"

Dom slings an arm around your shoulders comfortingly.
You gulp.

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks "Since when have private merchants
been given escorts out of the city?"

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes smiles cheerfully at you.
Dom says "Since they became so elegant."
Dom smiles charmingly at you.

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks "You must be something special to
merit that...What's your name miss?"
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes reaches to a small wicker backpack.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes takes an iridescent stone.

You enounce weakly, "Alluthea."

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes looks at Dom.
Dom looks at a male mysrra with luminous silver eyes.

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes says "Alluthea..."

You look uneasily at a male halak with a sharp black beak.

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks "A pleasure Alluthea...is this
ousnogea ousing bothering you at all?"
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes nods towards male, not taking his eyes
off you.

You nods, still looking at a male halak with a sharp black beak.

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes chuckles.
A male halak with a sharp black beak mutters.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks "Dom..perhaps I could get you to
walk back to...wherever your post is?"
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes holds his iridescent stone up to Dom.
Dom frowns.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes says "This piece is worth plenty a
pretty penny, and..."
You stare at your large pile of fresh salmon meat helplessly.
Dom says "Not until this lady has been seen to."
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes says "I think the ousnogea young miss
laeinvan appreciate it..."
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes says "I'll be happy to take her from
your charge, Dom..."
A woman with scarred dusky skin jogs in from the large canvas tent, brandishing
a bone comb.
A woman with scarred dusky skin grumbles.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes smiles at a woman with scarred dusky
skin.
You step back behind Dom.

Dom looks at a woman with scarred dusky skin.

A woman with scarred dusky skin says "I'll be robbed fer sure. Bloody muggers."

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes chuckles at a woman with scarred dusky
skin.
A female halak with a sharp reddish-orange beak jogs in from the large canvas
tent, holding a beaded feather earring and metal longsword.
A female halak with a sharp reddish-orange beak gives a beaded feather earring
to a woman with scarred dusky skin.
Dom eyes a passing citizen.
A female halak with a sharp reddish-orange beak says firmly, "You does take
it."
A woman with scarred dusky skin asks a female halak with a sharp reddish-orange
beak, "Ach, please? Can you take it back ta him?"
A female halak with a sharp reddish-orange beak jogs to a large canvas tent,
holding a metal longsword.
A female halak with a sharp reddish-orange beak goes out of sight through the
large canvas tent.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes says "I'll take it."

You examine a large canvas tent.

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes shows an irridescent stone to a woman
with scarred dusky skin.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks "In exchange, perhaps, for this?"
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes looks at a woman with scarred dusky
skin.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes smiles at a woman with scarred dusky
skin.
A woman with scarred dusky skin says "No, her or him gets it. I dunna know
you."
Dom looks at you.
You sigh.
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes asks "Oh?"
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes looks at you.
Dom smiles at a woman with scarred dusky skin.
Dom asks "Why not give it to this fine lady?"
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes says "I seem to be trying to pay
everyone off with one things..."

You whisper to Dom: So which one is that mighty daherstwi?.

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes says "Seems we've gotten a bit busy
raun here..."
A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes puts an iridescent stone into a small
wicker backpack.
A male halak with a sharp black beak points at you.
A woman with scarred dusky skin says "Meh, I shoulda stayed in Banzar."

A male halak with a sharp black beak says "You're welcome to come in, miss."
A male halak with a sharp black beak nods to you.

Dom looks at you.

A male mysrra with luminous silver eyes smiles at you.
Dom slowly walks to a large canvas tent, brandishing an iron-tipped spear.
You slowly walk to a large canvas tent, wielding a large pile of fresh salmon
meat and brown satchel, stiffly, hints of goosebumps covering her skin.
You catch up with Dom and try to keep pace.
Dom goes out of sight through the large canvas tent.

......THEN.....


A large canvas tent

Obvious exits: out
It is well lit here.

This is a rectangular tent made from slightly translucent tan-colored canvas.
A number of poles have been inserted into the ground around the tent's
perimeter, giving it shape; short lashings secure them to the canvas and each
other.  A canvas flap provides an exit.  
This area is slightly small with a slightly low ceiling.  
Dom is standing right next to you.
A female halak with a sharp reddish-orange beak is standing right next to you.
A tortoise shell box is right next to you.
An uncut emerald is right next to you.
An ornate obsidian dagger is right next to you.
A double-bladed iron axe is right next to you.
A long-handled scythe is right next to you.
A war hammer is haning from the ceiling tent pole.
A very old male braman with velvety and bone-white skin is is sitting down near
the back of the tent, his face tired. close by to the east.

A brass lantern is hung from the ceiling on a tent pole.
A twin bladed staff is stuck into the ground at the very edge of the rug.
A balanced flight spear is leaning against the side of the tent.
A plumed iron helm is set atop a wooden pole.
A deep basket is set opposite the tents entrance, along the back wall.
A woven rug is spread out to the edges of the tent.
A deep basket is positioned at the southern end of the tent.
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Dom nods.

A very old male braman with velvety and bone-white skin looks at you.

Dom stands next to the tent flap.

You say "Wha...."

A very old male braman with velvety and bone-white skin looks up from where he
is sitting and says, "Welcome, it has been a long trip so please forgive me for
not getting up."


Dom addresses you and gestures to a very old male braman with velvety and
bone-white skin,  "This is the Merchant, Liinul."

You look at a very old male braman with velvety and bone-white skin.

You stand here completely speechless.

A female halak with a sharp reddish-orange beak stands behind a very old male
braman with velvety and bone-white skin, looking ahead silently.

A very old male braman with velvety and bone-white skin smiles faintly, "Please
have a look around, see what is in my baskets and see what it is you like."

Dom nudges you gently and whispers encouragingly, "Come on now. You saw the
pretty earrily he gave that other lass."

You continue to stare at a very old male braman with velvety and bone-white
skin, a if you has never seen anything like him before.

A very old male braman with velvety and bone-white skin sighs as he looks
around, "Slynal here could aid keep that place picked up, but it is her brother
that is more interested in our business."

A very old male braman with velvety and bone-white skin looks at you.
A very old male braman with velvety and bone-white skin takes a breath and
stands up slowly.
You look around you suddenly.

You fix your eyes on a very old male braman with velvety and bone-white skin.

A very old male braman with velvety and bone-white skin says "All these young
women about, no wonder that guard keeps watch on you."

You ask "Who Is you?"

A very old male braman with velvety and bone-white skin points at a deep basket
and says, "Please, has a look, I be nothing but old."

You examine a deep basket.
This is a large, deep basket woven of dry grass.  It has two small handles,
woven of grass, attached to each side for stability.  It is roughly circular in
shape, with an open cover.  It looks to be in perfect condition.  It is on the
ground right next to you.  It contains:
a large ivory fish pendant, an enormous shell, a fine sword, a tortoise shell
charm, a few hawk talons, and a couple whitish cubic crystals


Liinul asks "Why not do you tell me a story, what is it you does young one?"
Liinul says "While you look around of course."
Dom smiles at you.

You ask in disbelief, "You is giving away these treasures? To a plain
fisherwoman like me?"

Liinul chuckles, "I not do give things away, always a trade at least."

Dom makes a thoughtful noise.
Dom offers, "What if I tell you a story?"

You kneel down and feel a woven rug.

Liinul asks "A fisher you say? cut them up yourself as well, I mean really does
it all?"

Liinul chuckles, "That watch gives you all you need."
Dom nods in agreement.

You ask "So what is it you want from me?"

Liinul says "Did you see that caviar outside? should try it, it is delicious."

Dom says "I'll exchange a story for something nice for this fine lass."

You smile shyly.


Liinul leans against a tent pole, "Remind me Slynal to tell you about how to
write on that board." he says before smiling at you,  "Let me guess, ahinglenfi
business has not wiico you a wealthy woman."

A female halak with a sharp reddish-orange beak protests softly, "Slynik was
that one who wrote, not me."

You argue, "My wealth is my fish."

Dom examines a deep basket.

Dom says "Aha."

Dom says "There, that fish pendant."

You notice a glimmer of desire in Dom's eyes.

Dom asks "What do you want for it?"

Dom looks at you.

You follow his eyes to a fish pendant.

Dom leans towards you,  "You see that? Do you like it?"

You stoop over.

Liinul glances over at a deep basket,  "Well I will make you that same alefi as
that last young woman in here."

You sit down.
Liinul jogs to a deep basket, holding a wide leather bolt sash with a few
wooden bolts in it.

Liinul reaches to a deep basket.

Liinul takes a large ivory fish pendant.

Liinul examines a large ivory fish pendant.

Liinul shows everyone in the room a large ivory fish pendant.
A cord of braided fibers, strung with occasional beads, supports this ivory
carving.  It depicts a highly stylized catfish, carved with great attention to
detail; cross-hatched scales, curling whiskers, and even gill slits are
represented.  The fish's eyes are shell beads, matching those strung along its
cord.  It appears to be in perfect condition.  It is being held in Liinul's
right hand.  


Dom makes a thoughtful noise.

Dom taps his chin thoughtfully and asks, "A story?"

Liinul leans back against a tent pole as he holds his large ivory fish pendant
in his hand, "Let me tell you about this ayleer, before I give you my deal."

Dom nods.

You look at Liinul.

Liinul asks "You know much of that Isles young one?"

You shake your head.

You are sprawled on the floor on your knees, looking enthralled.

Liinul says "I does suppose that I was once untraveled, but I will right now
start at that beginning."

Liinul gives a large ivory fish pendant to you.

Liinul says "You hold it, might feel that words more."

You cradle your large ivory fish pendant.

You glance at Dom.

Liinul says "Those beads, on it, each one marks a phase of that moons."
tmote stiffly.

You examine a large ivory fish pendant.

Liinul says "See how they each change slightly in color? hand picked by that
man that wiico that to look like all that phases together in that sky."

Liinul asks "You study that night sky much?"

Dom stands over you, watching Liinul curiously.

You say "Fervently."

Liinul smiles, "See, I knew I liked you when you walked in, fisherlady."

You study your large ivory fish pendant in the light's rays.

Liinul says "Is why Keror is my favorite moon, it moves slow and gracefully
through that sky."

You listen to Liinul with unwavering attention.

Liinul says "But where it claps to your neck is that new moon, and each phase
grows closer to that pendant."

Liinul says "Waxing and waning along each side."

Dom smiles softly.

Liinul asks "You fish with a net? or right now a pole?"

You drop a brown satchel.

You open a canvas backpack.

You reach to a canvas backpack.
You take a fishing pole.

You say "My trusty pole..."

You kiss your fishing pole.

You put a fishing pole into a canvas backpack.

Liinul smiles, "I thought as much, but there is more beneath that waves then a
pole will ever let you see."

You ask "...Rocks?"

Liinul says "And that pendant, well a perfect fit for you fisherlady, a catfish
of stunning beauty."

You bat your eyelashes.

You stand up straight.

|Liinul says "Carved with detail you will never see again."

You say "Thank you."

Liinul says "That ivory represents that full moon, that brighest phase of that
cycle."

You say "Yah, but..."

Liinul pauses and looks at you.

You ask "How does that moon and fish come together in a pendant?"

You say "I not do see that connection, Liinul."

Liinul smiles softly, "That my fisherlady is that beauty of it, that bright
moon light shimmers through that waters, and that detail of that pendant
entices them to that surface."

You nods, saying no more.

Liinul says "You will see, you fish by that full moons, especially Keror, that
mother of water."

Liinul says "Now for your task, is simple."

Liinul says "I wish you to spread word of my return, in 10 days."

You glance uneasily at Dom.

Liinul says "You does this for me please, and I now know why that man I having
that pendant from spoke of it belonging to that water."

Dom smiles comfortingly at you.

Liinul says "That same water that feeds you fisherlady."

You throw your arms wide open suddenly.
You exclaim "I has never heard such beautiful words spoken of my craft!"

Liinul takes a deep breath, "Come visit that Isles, see that ahinglenfi village
in Banzar."

Liinul says "And come back in 10 days, I bring you some pickled herring that
will make your mouth water."

You close your arms about you.

You nod.

Liinul looks at you.

You step back in respect.

Liinul examines a deep basket.
Liinul examines a deep basket.
Liinul quickly rummages through a deep basket.
Liinul looks in a deep basket.

You gaze around calmly.

Liinul reaches to a deep basket.
Liinul takes a hollow purple-gray shell.
Liinul sets a wide leather bolt sash with a few wooden bolts in it down.
Liinul continues rummageing through his stuff.

Liinul says "Please, one second."
Liinul reaches to a deep basket.
Liinul takes a crescent-shaped shell.

Your eyes light up.

Liinul examines a crescent-shaped shell.

Liinul puts a hollow purple-gray shell into a deep basket.
Liinul holds his crescent-shaped shell up close to his eyes.

Liinul shows everyone in the room a crescent-shaped shell.
This is a crescent-shaped shell with brown stripes.  The underside is white.
It has many small ridges running from the "hinge" to the outer edge of the
shell.  It looks to be in perfect condition.  It is being held in Liinul's left
hand.  


You look at the shell.

Liinul looks at you.

Dom makes a thoughtful noise.

Liinul says "You may has this as well, I not can has you leaving my tent
thinking rocks is at that bottom of that sea."

You look at your large ivory fish pendant.

Liinul asks "Notice that crescent shape?"

You glance up hastily, "Yah."

Liinul points to the shell, "Crescent like that moons, like that tides."

You settle the pendant in the softest part of your canvas backpack.

Liinul gives a crescent-shaped shell to you.

You sniff a crescent-shaped shell.

Dom examines your crescent-shaped shell.

You says, entranced, "I hear a... melody."

You ask Dom, "Does you hear it too?"
Dom says "Let me see."
You put your crescent-shaped shell close to Dom's ear.
Dom listens closely.
Dom smiles and nods at you,  "It sounds like the wind over the ocean..."
Liinul smiles, "My ears is not what they once where, but that sound of that sea
is beautiful indeed."
You shrug, "I'm surprised that melody is so lovely, for all that dark things
that ocean holds."

You put a crescent-shaped shell into a canvas backpack.

Liinul shakes his head, "Dark things, you will see fisherlady, that sea is not
dark."

You cross your arms.

Dom looks at you.

Liinul leans his weight on a tent pole, "Well fisherlady, you must please give
a man his time to rest, but ten days."

Dom asks softly, "Are you ready to go, miss?"

Liinul says "I will bring you some pickled herring."

You nod.

Dom informs Liinul,  "Could you also bring that other shell?"

You step close to Dom.

Liinul ponders the situation.

Liinul asks "That conch?"

Dom nods.

Liinul asks "You play does you?"

Dom shakes his head.

Dom says "But it is very pretty, yess."

Your raincape sways stiffly in the spring breeze.

Liinul asks "Perhaps learn for her? play her a real song about that waters?"

You make a thoughtful noise.

Dom chuckles softly to himself as he looks at you.

Dom says "Aye, that's a good idea."

Dom says "I've got a bit saved from my salary, next time you come I will have
more."

Liinul nod Dom,  "To play a song for a fisherlady, I might give you one of
Slynal's prices."

A female halak with a sharp reddish-orange beak scoffs softly.

A female halak with a sharp reddish-orange beak says "It is not my fault. I
does not understand how little half-blades does be worth so much."

You stiffen at the reminder of the halak's presence.

Dom quickly wraps an arm around your shoulder.

Dom murmurs to you,  "Come on, let's go."

Liinul says "Now, I be going to start preparing to travel, if you wish to look
while I does, please."

Liinul takes an ornate obsidian dagger.

Dom shakes his head.

Liinul takes a tortoise shell box.

You slip from under Dom's arm.

Dom says "I do not have nearly enough this time."

Dom lets his arms rest back at his sides.

Liinul takes a wide leather bolt sash with a few wooden bolts in it.

You approach the tent's exit.

|Liinul takes a double-bladed iron axe.

Dom follows you silently.

You throw a curious glance at Liinul.

Liinul says "May that moons shine on you fisherlady."

You nod and smiles.

|A female halak with a sharp reddish-orange beak silently begins gathering items
up from around the tent.

You say "Blessed protection to you, Liinul."

Liinul takes an uncut emerald.

You slowly walk to the out, brandishing a brown satchel, stiffly.
Dom slowly walks to the out, holding an iron-tipped spear.

Dom walks in from the large canvas tent, brandishing an iron-tipped spear.
Dom nods.
A male halak with a sharp black beak nods to woman.
A male halak with a sharp black beak says "Be safe, lass."
Dom looks at you.
Dom hums a tune.
You look breathless.
Dom turns to you and asks, "Would you like me to take you back into town?"

You say "I need to be with my fishes now. I does find my way, Dom."

You smile.

Dom nods slowly to you.

Liinul jogs in from the large canvas tent, brandishing a balanced flight spear.

Liinul takes a deep basket.

Dom hefts his iron-tipped spear over his shoulder.

Dom slowly walks to the west, holding an iron-tipped spear.

Dom goes out of sight to the west.

Liinul puts a balanced flight spear into a deep basket.
Liinul looks at you.

You look after Dom.

A female halak with a sharp reddish-orange beak jogs in from the large canvas
tent, wielding a metal longsword.

Liinul says "Ten days, herring I will bring."


Liinul takes an uncut corundum.

You look at Liinul and smile.

Liinul puts an uncut corundum into a deep basket.

Liinul jogs to a large canvas tent, wielding a deep basket.
Liinul goes out of sight through the large canvas tent.

You slowly walk to the west, brandishing a brown satchel, stiffly.

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23 Sep 2007 08:50 #8289 by Shadowslay
Replied by Shadowslay on topic Re: Unexpected Treasures
-sheds a tear-

Taking the prettification of logs to a whole new level.

Can't go wrong with purdy purple text and fantastically large 'transitions' (and then..., etc). :P

Seriously, though. I like it.

I want to extend props to Sveta, the GM who orchestrated the merchant RPE (not sure if he wants to be known yet), and everyone else who participated/contributed to it. See, we need more of this.
Sure, it's kickass to have action and combat and all that in logs - but for a MUD that deals with characters resembling real people, we also want stronger attention to domestic roleplay.

Exploration... shopping... commentaries on life - simple things going on that, when made cool, shed light onto the characters and the players behind them, and make the world happen. So that -everyone- isn't running around picking fights or trying to get good enough to. Am I making any sense here? Hope so.

Rock on.

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24 Sep 2007 02:54 #8290 by Blakat
Replied by Blakat on topic Re: Unexpected Treasures
Oh yes, very cool, this type of thing -needs- to happen more often. Thank you everyone and great log Sveta.

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26 Sep 2007 19:42 #8291 by Alluthia
Replied by Alluthia on topic Re: Unexpected Treasures

-sheds a tear-

Taking the prettification of logs to a whole new level.

Can't go wrong with purdy purple text and fantastically large 'transitions' (and then..., etc). :P

Seriously, though. I like it.

I want to extend props to Sveta, the GM who orchestrated the merchant RPE (not sure if he wants to be known yet), and everyone else who participated/contributed to it. See, we need more of this.
Sure, it's kickass to have action and combat and all that in logs - but for a MUD that deals with characters resembling real people, we also want stronger attention to domestic roleplay.

Exploration... shopping... commentaries on life - simple things going on that, when made cool, shed light onto the characters and the players behind them, and make the world happen. So that -everyone- isn't running around picking fights or trying to get good enough to. Am I making any sense here? Hope so.

Rock on.


Thank you! Yes, it was amazing. What amazes me more is that those of you who commented actually read through the whole log. I have trouble reading logs, and stop somewhere after the fifth line.

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28 Sep 2007 00:22 #8292 by Blakat
Replied by Blakat on topic Re: Unexpected Treasures
HEHE, it can be hard some times, but is always worth it. Just do me a favor and read through all of mine and comment too :D

We need to keep the P-LOGs going, seems to me that it helps people work harder to rp, after all, they know others will be reading it.

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28 Sep 2007 18:03 #8293 by Mindless
Replied by Mindless on topic Re: Unexpected Treasures

HEHE, it can be hard some times, but is always worth it. Just do me a favor and read through all of mine and comment too :D

We need to keep the P-LOGs going, seems to me that it helps people work harder to rp, after all, they know others will be reading it.


That almost seems threatening. lol

RP BETTER OR FACE THE WRATH OF YOUR PEERS!

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