Jahl and Whisper
Jahl turns to his walking companion and speaks softly. "Tell me,
Whisper, if you please. Describe yourself and how you have come to be with
us, I am curious to know my new friends." Jahl smiles pleasantly.
Whisper nods and replies quietly, "I have nothing really to add. I told
the group, I was wandering the lands, to learn about humans and their
ways. I came accross this city and went inside and was attracted by a
sign asking for members to join an expedition. As I told your relgious
friend, I have no concerns over human dieties nor do I over your realm.
However, the prospect of seeing a full human adventuring party intrigued
me." He chuckles softly and adds, "I must say, I'm sure to be
disappointed, for some of our number are elves." He pauses and adds,
"Perhaps I can start a sub-study on half elves..." He shakes his head as
he realizes he is off track and continues, "While camped we ran across
Endo and Laban, they were hurt and my party helped them a bit so we
decided to travel together for a while. We reached the destroyed wagon
and decided to check it out. We then killed the giant and then you
arrived." Whisper shrugs, "I admit I was suspicious at first, but it is
my nature not to trust. If you are the group I am hired on to join, then
I suppose my study has already begun." He casts a short glance at Arilyn.
"Tell me, what can you tell me of the man Wulfgar and the girl Arilyn. Is
he so skilled that he could humble her in that fight, or is she a poor
fighter? Perhaps bad luck?" Whisper blinks looking a bit confounded but
then ends with, "I'm sorry if you don't like speaking of fighting and such
but I suppose it's a main part of my study." and ends with a small smile.
Jahl looks at his companion and sighs. "Wulfgar and Arilyn - the last
little sparring was most likely a touch of good and bad luck I think. I
agree that Wulfgar is skilled, but Arilyn has also shown prowess in the
past. Or perhaps she allowed it to happen as it did, those two seem to
flirt with each other a little too much if you understand my meaning."
Jahl grins and looses a quiet chuckle. "But then Arilyn flirts with
almost everyone." Jahl pauses to ponder his thoughts for a moment before
Whisper frowns. "Well, I suppose I will have to watch her. Doesn't sound
very sofisticated for an elf."
"As for the discussion before, you have no need to apologize for my
dislikes." Jahl sighs heavily before continuing, "I agree, fighting is a
necessity here in the wilderness, but being able to kill is not a skill
that I am entirely proud of. The discussion is something that I have heard
before but for some odd reason it seemed to bother me today. Perchance it
reminded me of some others I knew long ago who were far too eager to learn
how to fight." Jahl frowns and struggles to keep the topic light,
"besides, I have no intention of allowing some of the others to realize how
feable a warrior I am." Jahl grins impishly.
Whisper nods. "To me, training is the way to learn something. Also if I
have a weak link in the group in any way, I want to know. Trusting
someone in the wrong situation can be death. I often travel alone, just
so I do not accustom to having someone at my back and become soft."
"You do have an interesting study ahead of you. I do wish you luck and
knowledge, but I'm afraid that your study will be a long one. Humans
continue to confuse me quite often, and I am one of them," Jahl chuckles.
Whisper nods. "Yes, I hear you. I must admit I don't understand all
elves either." Glance wanders to the horseriders but refocuses.
"However, this is a study my people of my faith do. A kind of mission
before we fully become one with our faith. A learning experience in
"I do have to admit though, I know very little of elves. And, to tell
the truth, I am surprised at myself for finding myself surrounded by them
and not being completely taken aback! Perhaps we can teach each other
something about ourselves. Should you have any questions in the future,
please feel free to ask me and I would be happy to answer as best as I
Whisper nods. "I'm sure they're not totally unlike humans, tho raised
differently and with different beliefs." Whisper half-smiles and adds,
"I'm sure that you can find a human who is more elven than me and an elf
who is more human than you." He shrugs and keeps walking, now adding a
True. Trusting someone in the wrong situation can be death, but also not
trusting someone in the right situation can be just as deadly. Tis a
difficult choice to make.
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