The Town Hall
The town hall is a majestic looking old stone building, with thick heavy
wooden doors & no windows. You enter the building into what appears to be a
front office of some sort. There are several hard straight backed chairs
scattered about the room. In the center is a large mahogany desk scarred
with age. Seated at the desk is a young female 1/2 elf. She has short
silvery blonde hair & dark brown eyes. Dressed in a simple flowing peasant
gown in a pleasant soft pastel color. She looks up & asks "May I help you?
If you're here about the adventuring jobs, King Arion is seeing people this
Moonday to discuss the details & assign the groups. Names please?"
"Malinia is my name" *wearing black pantalons, a scarlet shirt, and brown
sandals a woman with auburn hair to the shoulders confidently stepped up to
the desk* "and yes, it's about the job"
A short, thin human steps forward. He is dressed plainly, except for
an orange kerchief tied around his head in the fashion of the old
Coisichean nomads. In a high, clear voice he says, "I am Caoimhin of
the clan Dubhlachan. When in the day will the king have his audience?"
You see a strange looking elf approach the desk. He is wearing a dark grey
cloak and has five streaks of what appears to be blue paint running
diagonally across his face. "Yes, I am here about the adventuring job and my name is
Jayar Tavol. Is that what all these other people are here for? When on
Moonday will the King be interviewing us?"
"After breakfast" the clerk replies, "at 7:30
A tall, toothpick of a man with a thick beard, dressed in a dark blue
cloak steps forward. "My name is Jason, and I and here for the job as
"My name is Wulfgar, I also come for the job." Says a 1/2 Elf dressed in
black leather breeches and vest as he steps forward to the table. "It is
good to meet you Jason, maybe we will work together?"
"Indeed we may Wulfgar," Jason says as he claspt his hands together and
lowers them. "How, may I ask, did you learn of this delightful
"I heard of it in a tavern, in which I had stopped for refreshments the
other night" Wulfgar replies as he eyes the ever growing crowd carefully.
His gaze comes to rest on Jayar. "Who is he?" He asks. "The way the girl
taking names looked at him he could be trouble. Or trouble may follow
him!" He adds. Then turns his attention back to the rest of the group.
The heavy doors creek open and in strides a small, petite woman with long
platnium blonde hair which is braided with leather straps and falls down to
her waist. As she enters the room people turn to gaze, almost stare at
she looks around the room greeting everyone with her brilliant blue eyes
seem to sparkle like stars in the night. She steps up to the desk and out
her mouth comes a sweet, melodical voice "Good day, ma'am. I am Kendra
D'Shane here upon the King's request, reporting my services for whatever
duties he might see fit. Would you mind telling me where and at what time
will be meeting with us?" After the woman takes her name and answers her
question she will thank her and then walk amongst the group introducing
herself and making small talk.
After everyone has almost recovered from the last entrant, in walks
another-- a rather average looking elven male, with deep emerald
green eyes and sandy brown, shoulder length hair. His clothes are
all shades of green and brown, covered by a brown cloak. As he walks
towards the receptionist, his cloak opens slightly to reveal the
leather armor he is wearing.
Approaching the desk, the receptionist looks up and frowns. "Good
morning Miss, I'm..."
"Malissin Ariessus, yes I know," she says with obvious displeasure.
"You have me at a disadvantage then, I do not even know your name,"
says Malissin trying to lighten the moment. She merely continues to
stare at him.
"I have come about the adventuring job. Please sign me in. I await
the King's pleasure to discuss this in more detail."
The young half-elf writes Malissin's name down then procedes to
act like he is not still standing in front of her.
Malissin bows slightly and heads towards one of the chairs in the
main part of the room-- the one nearest the corner. As he takes his
leave of the receptionist you can hear her mumble, "friggin' bounty
Malissin takes his seat and nods towards the others assembled in the
room. "Gentlemen, ladies. Have any of you heard more about what
this job is about? I do so hate not knowing all the facts
The doors open slowly and in walks a half elf of average heigth. his
shoulder length brown hair is drawn back in a ponytail. His black breeches
tucked neatly into his black boots. His deep blue tunic has the uncanny
ability of bringing out the color of his intense deep blue eyes. A short
sword of unusual craftmanship hung at his side with a familiar white silk
ribbon peaceknotted at the hilt. A silver pendant with the warhammer symbol
of Balin hangs around his neck by an unknown black colored vine. Not a hair
out of place, clothes impeccably clean and well groomed. He strides proudly
to the clerks desk and announces "MynameisColeI'mheretoseetheking."
Kendra tries not to stare at the wonderful specimen that just entered the
room but can hardly move her eyes away. She looks his body over once and
then a second time real slow. She makes a mental note to go speak with him
later once she is composed enough.
As Malinia's eyes "drift back" not due to attraction but from disgust, she
makes it clear with her facial expressions that she could never befriend
someone so obsessed with appearance (that hair must have taken hours to
prepare). Though the boy looks nervous, in her mind he is also conceded.
With that, she walks out the door.
Upon seeing Malinia storm out of the door obviously disgusted at something.
Wulfgar turns to Jason "Well I see that they will get along nicely! Do you
come from these parts Jason? If you do not I suggest we seek accommodation
and we should maybe do it at the Dragon Tail Inn unless you want to part
with a lot of money for a room."
After giving his name and getting his appt. Cole exits the town hall.
A tall hulking man strides confidently into the hall, his long black
unbound. He is dressed in green and brown leathers with a studded leather
jack covering his broad torso. Dark eyes sweep over the crowd as he
approaches the receptionist.
"Name's Jarryd, heard there might be a giant or two in need of killin'
round here and good money for the deed. Moonday eh? Well, guess I need to
find a place to stay then, where would be a good place?"
"Let me see," says the clerk "there's the Capitol Inn in the SE portion of the city, rather
inflated prices if you ask me but if you like that sort of thing..., then
there is the Dragon Tail Inn on the road by the NW city entrance. Nothing
fancy mind you but the price is right"
A dark young half-elf enters the hall. He unstraps his backpack off his
as the young half-elf addresses him. He looks at her for a second and sees
if anybody else is in the room, you suddenly notice a long scar running
his left cheek down to the bottom of his jaw and his long blood red hair
is done up in a top knot. He then unstraps his two-handed sword off his
and leans it against the nearest table. He then speaks, "My name is Athos
Konkoran Kryn, i come from a small village far from here. And yes, i am
interested in employment as an adventurer."
He then grabs the nearest chair and sits down in it. He stretches his back
out and lightly massages his shoulders, "What a long journey it has been!!
So, who are the rest of you?"
Athos eyes light up at the beauty of the young lady. "Where might you be
from, my lady?" he asks while slowing standing up from his seat.
"Nice to meet you, Athos. My name is Kendra and I'm from the out skirts
Landry. I've been in town for a couple of weeks. Would you like me to show
you around later on today?" she says as she reaches her hand out to return
the greeting. "Where are you from?"
"It would be a pleasure," replies Athos as he grasps Kendra's hand in a
hearty handshake, "I am from a village near the Enchanted Tears forest
Lodar." Athos sits down and loosens the leather straps that run down from
arm to the tops of his hands..."It has been a long journey to get here."
perhaps we can go to one of the bars near here and grab some refreshments
get aquainted. Perhaps then later we can visit the city?"
"Great. How 'bout I take you to the Dragon Trail Inn so you can get
settled in. We can meet for supper and then I'd like to take you to the
Utopia Gardens. It's beautiful there this time of year." Kendra replies
you happen to know anyone else here?"
Athos turns from Kendra and addresses Malissin, i do not know...all the
that are known to i are that this is an adventuring job, and i intend to
it...so what was the deal with the receptionist??"
Malissin shrugs. "It could be any number of reasons," he says. "In
my line of work, one tends not to make many friends. They cannot
separate the job from the person. Or perhaps she knows of my
reputation... such things never accurately reflect the person they
are about. Or maybe I captured someone she knows? Who can say?"
"If anyone does not want to, or cannot, spend the night in one of
local Inns, I have a modest apartment in town. I would be willing to
share my meager accomodations," says Malissin to the group in
"And the local nightlife can occasionally be rather interesting.
There are several very good, and some not so good, restaurants and
bars to choose from. Depending on what you are interested in, or
Jayar approaches the man who introduced himself as Jason and says, "Do you
know this city very well? I myself do not. I am in need of a few things,
have the look of magic about you and I thought maybe you would know where I
could find these things." Then, addressing the rest of the people in the
"If Jason won't be my guide, perhaps one of you others would."
Jason turns his gaze to Jayar and says,
"I am new to this town myself. If I could help, I would." He turns
his head back to Wulfgar, "The Dragon Tail Inn did sound a little more
resonable." His closes his eyes for a moment, then reopens them and
turns towards Malissin. "Good sir Malissin, if I'm not mistaken.
Where can I find a relaxing nights rest for a reasonable price? Oh, and
by the way, I believe I heard someone say something about a Utopia
gardens? Would you happen to know what that might be? It sounded like
a good place to ease one's mind."
"The Dragon Tail is indeed reasonably priced. It lacks some of the
comforts and luxuries of the Capitol Inn, but for a nice meal and a
bed to sleep in, it gets the job done," says Malissin.
"I go to the Gardens on occasion, when I wish to remind myself,
vaguely, of home. It is a place where the townsfolk can experience
what it is like to be in a forest. Or so they believe. I suppose
for humans it is identical to being in a real forest."
"However, those more in tune with nature," he says indicating the
rangers and elves, "always find it lacking. It just does not feel
quite right. But if you can get over that feeling, you can begin to
You seem to know your way around town Malissan. Perhaps you could tell
me where I could find certain items that I am in need of. What I need are
certain components for my spells. As for the nights activities, I really
do some studying, so if you could suggest the quieter of the two inns, I
be very appreciative. Come to think of it, I may just sleep in the Utopia
Gardens, if that is the closest to an actual forest this town has to offer.
"There is an herb shop in town, they might have what you seek,
although I cannot really say as I have never been in there," says
Malissin. "But they are most likely closed now, as it is late."
"As for which Inn is quieter... the Dragon Tail has more people there
on average than the Capitol Inn. More rowdy people, I should say,"
he adds with a grin. "You may want to try the local library if you
need a quiet place."
"I do not know if sleeping in the forest is allowed or not. I would
assume not as the local law enforcement probably does not want
vagrants and other people loitering around a public place."
As you are all deciding where to go, in walks a fully armored knight. He
looks about the room noting each one of you before walking over to the
clerk. She looks up, a shy adoring smile clear upon her face.
Kendra pauses for a moment to see what the knight is here for and then
"Ok, all those interested in a good time follow me." Kendra laughs lightly
and continues "Just kidding boys. It's off to the inn."
Caoimhin stands for a while, watching as the others introduce
themselves. After a few minutes, he steps up to the desk and says,
"I'll be off then. Until Moonday morning," then turns and leaves.
The knight speaking to the receptionist gestures for a few
minutes, then presents her with a small collection of a local
wildflower. After a couple moment more of discourse, he nods farewell,
scans the room, and heads for the assembled group (remaining). As he
strides thru confidently, a closer examination is possible. Carrying the
king's token pinned to his azure surcoat, he is obviously in service to
King Arion, though he does not wear the standard uniform of the
guardsmen. There is a golden hawk emblazoned upon the surcoat, wings
outstretched. The hilts of two longswords can be seen rising from his
left shoulder, with hilts gleaming nearly as brightly as the well-cared
for splint mail he wears. Standing about 6 feet, his bound-back black
hair frames a stern but welcoming face; he takes the time to meet each
person's eyes with his penetraing green gaze.
"Good day friends," he begins with a smooth flow, "I have been given
understanding that some of you wish to pass the night at the fair
Gardens? We do ask that if you wish to rest within, please respect the
sanctity of such a beautiful site. If you wish to be somewhat more
boisterous, you may find the Dragon's Tail to be more to your liking."
A pause while he lets his information sink in is followed by a warm
smile. "I'm sure that you will not cause any disturbance for the good
men and women on duty, but if you have need of them, we have many
stations throughout the city....and make many patrols to help ensure the
ace is kept. As I trust we understand the situation, let me bid you
good day and encourage you to explore the beauties of our fair city.
May Pikahl ward your travels..." He nods a farewell, then places his
helmet on his head, adjusts the cheekguards (fashioned to resemble bird
wings), and proceeds toward the doorway. Before exiting, he turns back
and calls across the room, "One final request... please ensure that the
drinking is kept under control. We had an unfortunate...incident last
night involving a group applying to work for the king. After having too
much to drink, the individuals infringed upon several patrons' enjoyment
of the facility, not to mention a fair bit of property damage to
renumerate. If such an incident arises, please allow the guardsmen to
deal with the situation... brawling is frowned upon...immensely."
He nods again, then exits the building once conversation with him is
concluded. There is a piercing whistle followed by a thunder of hooves,
which fades away as talk resumes.
Athos loosens a smile from his jaw, "That sounds wonderful, i have met oh
few kind faces in my life..." Athos proceeds to gather his belongings. He
restraps his sword to his back and grabs his backpack, "Shall we proceed to
the Dragon Tail, then?" He looks about the slowly emptying town hall, you
again notice the scar that leaves a line coming from his left cheek to jaw,
"Looks like we will have some company, maybe we can get aquainted with them
The clerk stands, taking a key from a pocket of her dress, and waits by the
door for you.
Wulfgar chuckles to himself "Let's get going before they lock us in here
until Moonday, and I am also hungry, but I have a thirst like a fire
breathing Dragon after a curry! Now let's get going"
Wulfgar walks to the door and opens it waiting for the others.
Jayar exits the building, thanking Wulfgar as he does. "Lead on. I have a
suggestion though. While we are out celebrating new found friends this
evening, let's try to not get the locals angry with us. That knight we
seemed to know what he was talking about. I, for one, do not wish to find
the King's favorite method for public execution."
Wulfgar turns to the rest of the group "Anyone else going to The Dragon
He waits to see what response he gets.
"Aye, That is where I am headed." says the hulking Jarryd. "Come, all
this talk has made me hungry and my stomach is chewing on my butt." He
tosses back his head and roars with laughter at his own joke.
Kendra shakes her head and rolls her eyes at Jarryd's comment but also
laughs hardily with him "Now that's hungry."
Laughing hysterically at Jarryds joke, Jayar then says, "Now that was
But I've got one for you too. Goes something like this, 'I could eat the
of a dead cow.' Maybe not as pleasant, but it is funny." Hearing Kendras
offer... as a guide, he says, "The hell with studying tonight. I can do my
shopping tomorrow. I think that I will be staying at the Dragon Tail Inn.
What shall we do after we check in? We could find something to eat and
check out this Garden. Maybe find something to drink?"
"Now that's the spirit." Kendra says as she slaps Jayar on the back
get everyone checked in and then go to a pub for drinks and supper. Then
the gardens, if time permits." As the door opens, she leaves the building
leading the way.
Turn 2- The Inn