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Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: fraz on May 30, 2005, 12:34:42 PM
Duthash Albyr Syncath [May 3rd]: Morning:

Maal Brengain approaches Keltan in the common room of the Thornhedge Inn.  As always, she carries her spear and shield with her.  Her blood-stained antlers dangle from the belt around her hips.

"Hail, Keltan!  I'm innerested in buyin' a few spears...  Is Darius Grogan the only weaponsmith in town?  What's 'e like?  Do ye know if 'e makes good weap'ns?"
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: fraz on July 02, 2005, 07:59:32 PM
Quote from: green:ab08c962aa
OOC: Fraz, unless there is anything else Maal wanted to do i would conclude that this is the end of the thread, yes?[/color]
OOC: Aye![/color]
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on July 02, 2005, 11:27:05 AM
Philip looking a bit confused by Maal's swift exit says, "Thank you. That quiver will be ready for you shortly. Take care and caution for you and yours."

Philip shuts the door behind Maal and begins to pull rolls of leather from the storage shelves to begin his new project.


OOC: Fraz, unless there is anything else Maal wanted to do i would conclude that this is the end of the thread, yes?
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 23, 2005, 06:52:22 AM
Philip leans in towards Maal and says quietly, "Any leads on finding the Rat-man? Kyle keeps visiting that underground hideout. I think the other boys might be too. I tell him to stay away from there but he sneaks there anyway. They may be plotting revenge on him. The sooner Rat-man is gone...the better...for their safety...and everyone elses."

Philip had concern in his voice and spoke softly to keep his other sons as far from the situation as possible. "Kyle told me what it was like being that...thing. He said it was an uncontrolled desire for...well...I just don't want him to do anything rash. Now he has the need for revenge I think. He could get himself killed."
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 22, 2005, 06:39:32 AM
Philip nods his head, "hmm, I can do that, not a problem at all. Anything else? Color maybe?"
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 21, 2005, 04:30:27 PM
Philip approaches Maal from out behind his work counter. He dusts off his hands and says, "Actually, I'm the one that owes you. You helped my son break his sickness and I can't begin to thank you enough. No, your money is no good here this time. I'm going to custom make this Quiver for you. It should be ready in three days."

Philip gives Maal a look of thanks and she can almost see the tears of relief in his eyes. He goes to the wall and pulls a group holstered quiver from the wall and hands it to you and says, "This one you can use until the other is finished. Tell the others that if they need any leather goods from my shop to come and see me and I'll do what I can. I owe each and every one of you for your help."
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 20, 2005, 07:31:22 AM
As you enter the shop the smell of leather is nearly over powering. An array of items line the walls and hang from the rafters. Around the shop are various work stations each with a set of tools. You see two other boys in the shop working their craft.

Philip says, "Aye, and Stormhunter would be right. I do make spear quivers...only for short and regular. Long spears would be too difficult. Did you have anything particular in mind? I can make them in different colors and various shades. I can make them with one group holster or individual holsters. The individual holsters are good because they're quieter, tighter and I can put a quick release on each spear so that you don't have to spend time pulling the spear out. Oh, these are my other sons, Devin and Zachary" the two boys look up and and nod their hello. "Come on boys, greet her the way a lady should be greeted, a passing nod won't do...especially for her. She helped rescue your older brother."

Devin and Zachary looked to be about the same age but a few years younger than Kyle. Both had brown hair although Zachary's was a touch lighter. The boys approach and Devin says, "Sorry miss...we didn't mean to be rude." Both boys extended their hands, Devin his right and Zachary his left so that both of Maal's hands would be accomodated.
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 16, 2005, 07:24:16 AM
Startled Kyle says, "Oh! hello! You're Maal. I want to thank you for saving us the other night. I'd talk more but i've got to get out of here for a while..." he walks past you and towards the Rosewalk. From inside you hear, "Maal, please, please come in...don't mind him. He's 15 and apparrently knows everything. What can I do for you this day? I'd like to thank you for helping him the other night...that was mighty brave."
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 15, 2005, 07:08:07 AM
You arrive to "Bearded Beasts" and you see a sign with some symbols on it (words) and the relief carving of a minotaur with a chin beard. Coming from inside, you hearsome muffled voices and the light tapping of a hammer.

Just as you're about to spring the door latch a large shouting voice rumbles from inside and you hesitate a second, "Where were you last night, Kyle? You went back to that place didn't you? I told you to stay away from there! Rat face still hasn't been found. He could come back and turn you into that monster again...or worse! What were you thinking? Are Fergus and Daniel doing the same thing...creeping back down there? Stay away from it until it's safe again...do you understand!?"

A small reply follows, "Yes."

"Yes...what!?"

"Yes I understand. I understand that you don't know what it was like...being..that monster!"

The door opens suddenly and you're face to face with Kyle.
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 14, 2005, 07:01:30 AM
"If you stop by here after your morning jaunt I can show you other smithy skills. After all there's more to it than rapping a hammer against an anvil. In the early mornings I try to keep the noise down...sshhh." Stormhunter gives a sly wink and smiles. He turns to go back to his forging of a new generation of smiths.
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: fraz on June 13, 2005, 10:11:14 PM
Maal Brengain raises an eyebrow as she looks down at the large hand upon her slim arm.  She is not used to being touched by people, especially a stranger that she has only just met.

"Aye, I have thought about it and I thank ye," she replies evenly.  "I would be most pleased to take ye up on yer offer.  Perhaps there is a good time for me to stop by in th' mornings or evenings when it's not so busy?  Now, I think I shall go visit Stagdrake to see about the spear quivers you mentioned..."
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 13, 2005, 07:46:53 AM
Stormhunter says, "Sully, take the coins and put them in the coffers." He takes the coins from Maal, "Thank you." Sully says politely and scurries off into the Forge building. Stormhunter looks down to Maal and remarks, "It migh be a bit difficult to carry all of those spears at once. Stagdrake makes spear quivers. You might go see him over at his leather shop. It's just across the Wolfsong, there on the corner. I'm sure that he'd like to thank you in person for saving his son, Kyle."

Stormhunter again scratches his chin and hums deeply. He reaches out and squeezes your right arm with his big scarred and caloused hands. He furrows his brow and says, "Maal, you have a good strong arm. Have you ever considered smithing? I can teach you some of the basics if you like. You can come here when you want and learn as you see fit as I know that your busy with other things."
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 12, 2005, 10:36:38 AM
Softly he speaks in his deep bass voice, "That would be no trouble at all. Did you find everything here to your liking? I know that it's a bit noisy but such is the way of the craft. I can introduce you to Agar, he has some fine armor if you're in the need. Oh, and for you, and the rest of the protectorate for that matter, my weapons are half price. Sound good?"
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 10, 2005, 09:14:34 AM
Stormhunter scratches his chin with his large burnscarred hands and raises his eybrow in thought. "Hmm...well, I do indeed have a brand with a circle. However, if you like I could forge one special for you at no extra cost. It would really be no trouble at all. If you tell me what you want for a design I'll forge it myself. how does that sound to you?" Stormhunter spoke in a most educated and eloquent fashion...a sort of beauty within the beast.
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 09, 2005, 04:47:34 PM
Walking through the open walled section of the building you pass by all sorts of hardware, tools, cold forges. A few of the chainmail linkers look up to see you and have astonished looks on their faces. Emerging on the other side, you and Sully see Stormhunter talking to another apprentice smith. You make your way to him passing by other apprentices and Sully talks loudly to be heard amidst the clanging of singing metal, "Stormhunter! could I have a word?" The large Half orc looks up and says a last thing to the student and makes his way to you and Sully. with a soft and eloquent voice, one that you might not have expected, Stormhunter greets you, "Yes Sully, you don't have to shout. Ah, Maal Brengain, Julius has told me about you. How do like it here in Threshold?"
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 09, 2005, 01:03:54 PM
"well, it sounds a bit painful but i'm sure it could be done. that's something that you'll have to talk to Stormhunter about. if you come with me you can talk with him. I'm fairly certain that he'd do it for you too...brand you that is..." Sully starts to walk through the building forge area to the other side where you last saw the hulking half orc.
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 09, 2005, 08:28:16 AM
"Okay, Maal Brengain...yes, gold. That is the cost. 1 gold crown or 1 gold stag or 1 gold torch. Are these the spears you want to get? Good choice...of course any purchase here is a good choice" he chuckles at his own salesmanship. Furrowing his eyebrows he asks, "What else would you like to get mi..I mean, Maal Brengain?"
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: fraz on June 09, 2005, 07:49:13 AM
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OOC: They don't have to be a matching set, just four simple short spears.[/color:f8b9fc0426]]

As she looks them over she adds, "However, I do 'ave another somewhat odd request..."  She verbally pauses as she continues to look through the collection...
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 09, 2005, 07:37:15 AM
OOC: This is a wonderful role-playing opportunity don't you think? Remember, Wildlanders barter with each other....3 chickens for a pig....that sort of thing.
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: fraz on June 08, 2005, 01:41:40 PM
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OOC: Er... does Maal know what he means?  Fraz isn't sure what he means or if Maal knows or not...

One Crown is a single gold coin, I assume, yes?  And does he mean that instead of a coin one could pay with a hunted stag?  And what is meant by a "Torch"?  Surely you can't trade one torch for a spear, can you?[/color]
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 08, 2005, 01:00:43 PM
"That spear there Miss will cost one Crown, Stag, or Torch. Will be purchasing just this one or would you like to look at something else? we some swords if you like. we also carry everyday items. After all this is a blacksmithy too."
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 08, 2005, 07:44:34 AM
Sully watches her go over to the weapons rack and look over the display. Maal sees several spears that all seem to be of fine quality and styles. Some are ordinary spears that would function as required. Others are more ornate having gilded inlays. still others have different spear heads. some have heads that are shaped like a fire flame, antlers (except these are metal), double point, triple point, leaf shaped, claw shaped, fang shaped, serated, barbed, and heads at both ends.
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 07, 2005, 03:38:27 PM
Sully looks at her with one eyebrow raised then looks down at the antler tipped spear. "We're always willing to custom forge any weapon. Depending on the intricacies it could cost some. There is a fine stock of spears here. They're one of the more popular items here. After all it doesn't take a genius to use...it..." Sully looks at her quickly and then looks away with with the sides of his mouth crawling back in obvious 'oops' fashion. "Sorry Miss Brengain. That wasn't meant to come off to mean that your dumb. It just sort of came out wrong...my apologies." with a deep breath he continues, "Were you looking for anything in particular?"
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 07, 2005, 07:34:37 AM
Sulnuithia and Agar look over at Maal and Agar looks at Sully and says, "This must be the Wildlander that people keep whisperin' about." Agar turns his head back towards her and greets, "Well then lass I'd say that you came to right place. My name is Agar of Clan Thunderfist and this is..." he points at Sully and and he answers with a sort of dazed look on his face, "...ah, Sulnuithia. but most people call me Sully. What is you wanted? oh, right, spears. They're over here." he looks at Agar and bids to meet him later at noonfeast. He walks towards Maal and asks, "So, what kind of spears are you looking for? We have short, regular and long. some are better than others but our worst is a good as most smiths best." He escorts you through the common yard and you see on the other side of Ore & War a half orc of massive proportions...even for a half orc. He has long white hair and a grey tint to his skin. He wanders around watching green smiths work the metal. At one point he stops and is talking to a girl working and learning the forge. gently he stands behind her and hunchs over and he grabs the metal grip and hammer with the girl. his hands completely envelope hers and he starts tapping at the metal with her. You and Sully get to the Weapons diplay racks and he says, "So, Wildlander, here are some of the spears that we have. Were you looking for anything in particular? Miss...i'm sorry, i never asked you your name..."
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 06, 2005, 01:20:34 PM
As a young girl is passing by carrying bits of armor you stop and ask her about spears. She turns and and looks up, "Well, Stormhunter is on the other side of his shop workin' and overseein' you can talk to him. His second in charge is that black haired elf not 20 paces ahead talkin' to Agar. His name is Sulnuithia. Most around here just call him Sully." she points in the direction of the dwarf and the elf. You see the Dwarf has a ring of long brown and grey hair from ear to ear that turns into two large porkchop sideburns that extend to the ball of his chin. He wears workmans clothes and a leather apron. The elf also wears workmans clothes-no apron. He has long copper colored hair and a scar on his cheek. The two seem to be talking and laughing as they stand near the well drinking water.
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 06, 2005, 08:09:27 AM
OOC: you're about to find out

As you come around the back corner of the front building you see that there are two open walled buildings with outdoor and indoor forges. The yard between the two buildings is filled with open forges and fires. You look about at smiths making items from armor to weapons to everyday spoons to bits and bridles. There are young appretices and old masters. All of whom are passionately hammering out and learning their art. In the shade of the bulidings you see very young apprentices piecing together chainmail. Others are fitting armor with straps and buckles. Still others are polishing armor that has been finished. The activity ensueing here is dizzying to say the least and amidst the clattering of metal your shout for Darius Stormhunter goes seemingly unheard.
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on June 03, 2005, 04:37:01 PM
The multi-rythmic clanging of metal echoes out as you cross the Wolfsong leading you directly to the forge. You see that smoke billows up from two large buildings into sky as a universal flag of a smithy. As you cross the bridge you see ahead a building with a sign hanging out over the front door with a shield inside an eight pointed star. Sandwiching the symbol are some shapes that you know are words. You see a sign with a crossed sword and mace with and arrow pointing to the right attached to the building with the hanging sign. The continuous ringing of metal against metal fills your ears. To your right you see the Fogveil forever moving to the north and a small dock further downstream leading up to a building with several chimney's. The activity about the town is positively dizzying. Well-to-do's and commoners are shuffling back and forth across the bridge. You hear the static of voices mix with the clanging of metal. In the distance you can hear the town merchants crying out the deals that they have in store. People of all sorts fill the town just as you were told would happen but in a way that you may not have expected. Threshold, like Sythus flowers, has finally blossomed.
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: fraz on May 31, 2005, 11:28:31 PM
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OOC: I was going to ask you that, WF...  I'm sort of assuming that Maal knows the way, since she's been patrolling through the town for over a week now... and as Keltan says, you only have to listen for the "banging metal".  :-)[/color]
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on May 31, 2005, 12:44:44 PM
Always willing to be of assistance Keltan asks, "you do know how to get there, yes? Ore and War is just over the Wolfsong...just listen for the banging metal."
Title: Maal goes shoppin' fer weapons
Post by: Wildfire on May 31, 2005, 07:26:53 AM
"Oh, Maal, how have you been? Stormhunter makes some of the finest weapons anyone could set their eyes on. See, what makes them so special besides their sturdy quality is the detail that he puts into them. What with all of the travelers coming 'round this time of year his forge is operating from dawn until dusk."