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Re: The Barge and Ferryman
« Reply #360 on: February 13, 2010, 11:50:48 AM »
A young girl of only 6 or so years weaves her way through the crowd clutching a large bunch of white and yellow spring flowers, when she reaches the far end of the bar she slips between the legs of one of the bravos and tugs at Tess' dangling ankle.

When Tess looks down the child thrusts the flowers up and says something before curtsying prettily.
Reaching down Tess takes the flowers and breaks a faint smile, and then gestures for one of her companions to give the girl a coin.

Curtsying again the girl turns and quickly weaves her way out.


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Re: The Barge and Ferryman
« Reply #361 on: February 13, 2010, 02:22:52 PM »
Lucius

I think Nik will have to try harder than that.
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« Reply #362 on: February 13, 2010, 07:11:32 PM »
Nikaneth walks back into the tavern and smiles at Tess.
" Stakk! "

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« Reply #363 on: February 14, 2010, 09:08:42 PM »
Tess looks over and acknowledges Nikaneth. She holds her gaze steadily on him but the smile is not returned.

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« Reply #364 on: February 14, 2010, 09:25:01 PM »
[...] Mindů feel free to try your luck my friend, she has been known to engage in more trifling dalliance, just not with me!

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<pats Lucius on the shoulder> So do you think you might to do a friend a favour and deflect a little unwanted attention then?

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« Reply #365 on: February 14, 2010, 10:08:38 PM »
OOC: Fifty and Ant convinced me to dip my toe into this. Lets see if I can manage to integrate the character into the conversation... any help in that cause would be greatly appreciated!

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A young and foreign looking man enters the tavern just after Nikaneth, squinting his eyes to adjust to the change in lighting. He glances around, looking slightly lost, before heading energetically for the bar.


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This short man has an athletic build and strong legs. His facial features are fine, with keen eyes and a sculpted nose, while his hair is kept short in a neat fashion. He is wearing a white tunic, with a red band along the edges, while a long dagger hangs at his waist. The scabbard is worked in silver but the plain pommel reveals the dagger to be a perfectly functional piece of equipment.
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Re: The Barge and Ferryman
« Reply #366 on: February 15, 2010, 12:24:35 AM »
Nikaneth. ( Without a drink in his hand ) walks over to where Tess is sat.
" Stakk! "

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Re: The Barge and Ferryman
« Reply #367 on: February 15, 2010, 02:15:09 AM »
Lucius

<pats Lucius on the shoulder> So do you think you might to do a friend a favour and deflect a little unwanted attention then?

My track record with the ladies is not what one would call wonderful. but...
 <smiles> For a friend, I would be willing to at least give it a shot. What was the young ladies name?
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« Reply #368 on: February 15, 2010, 07:42:43 AM »
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The young man leans over the bar, and in a clear voice asks the first member of staff to respond, "Num Linguam Pelosiam dicis?1" He says this with a resigned expression on his face.

1 - "You don't speak Pelosian, do you?"
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Re: The Barge and Ferryman
« Reply #369 on: February 15, 2010, 08:44:40 AM »
Stalland

Remember Lucius, roll with the blow when she slaps you...or given how easily Tess was paid off you could just take some flowers up with you

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« Reply #370 on: February 15, 2010, 11:49:40 AM »
Nikaneth. (Without a drink in his hand ) walks over to where Tess is sat.

Tess

<very calm voice> ah, I see you are not dead then. <long pause, then looks Nik straight in the eye> so I assume you have run out of money to spend on strumpets and have thus returned to your acquiescent flunky for a clean shirt and some funds?

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« Reply #371 on: February 15, 2010, 11:58:32 AM »
My track record with the ladies is not what one would call wonderful. but...[/i]  <smiles> For a friend, I would be willing to at least give it a shot. What was the young ladies name?

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Her name is Lesina... but I only suggest out of fun! Please don't feel compelled to tryst on my behalf <makes an exagerated move to place his hand on his dagger> ...I can handle the attention unassisted! <laughs>

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Re: The Barge and Ferryman
« Reply #372 on: February 15, 2010, 12:09:21 PM »
A Stranger
The young man leans over the bar, and in a clear voice asks the first member of staff to respond, "Num Linguam Pelosiam dicis?1" He says this with a resigned expression on his face.
1 - "You don't speak Pelosian, do you?"

Wedlan

non ultum <points at the beer taps> imbibo?

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Re: The Barge and Ferryman
« Reply #373 on: February 15, 2010, 12:22:42 PM »
Magg

Her name is Lesina... but I only suggest out of fun! Please don't feel compelled to tryst on my behalf <makes an exagerated move to place his hand on his dagger> ...I can handle the attention unassisted! <laughs>

Stallamd

Maybe we should inviter her to the table? But hang on, I am wanting to see how Nikaneth gets out of this one...

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Re: The Barge and Ferryman
« Reply #374 on: February 15, 2010, 01:26:56 PM »
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non ultum <points at the beer taps> imbibo?

A Pelosian Stranger
"I, ah, yes. One please." He carefully watches the drink being poured, then turns around and surveys the room. As the barman finishes pouring, he asks, "Is there any leading or, how shall I say, fighting men here?" He says this while examining a small handful of coins in clear unfamiliarity.

OOC: As I recall, half the B&F constituted 'fighting men', though precious few could be described as 'leading'. And who knew that having a lecturer from Greece would prove useful when portraying a foreigner?
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