Turn 110 Morning comes
The group, minus only Arilyn and Caoihmin (still in the temple to your
knowledge) head for the town's only tavern once again. Contemplating
food, you all realize just how very hungry you are. Present are
yourselves, the bartender from last night, and a pretty smiling
serving girl who after introducing herself as Jasmine and asking for food orders,
is unashamedly flirting with Cole, who doesnt seem to notice.
"A bowl of soup and some beef should keep me for awhile and an ale to
wash it down." Cole produces his gold and offers to pay for anyone who may be lacking in funds. You notice that he is
staying quiet but otherwise seems in a very good mood.
Kay still has her face in the menu when Jasmine makes it to her side of the
table, "Er, I'll just have two hard boiled eggs, and for Coffee, do you have
anything in the lines of the Black Dragon Blend, Sumatra, or Guatemala
Antigua? Or do you just have that Dragonmeyr House-blend that every other
tavern tries to pass off as coffee? It's just colored water..But anything is
fine for now, just as long as it has plenty of sugar and milk."
Keldar/Nick gets excited at the sight of the barmaid. He appears to be
working over a line in his mind, then seeing her eye's turn towards the
other men, his shoulders slump. "Eggs, cheese, bread and some coffee
After the barmaid has taken the orders and leaves, He begins fishing
around for Keldar's coins. All the while he mumbles about being cursed
inside this gnomes body, and how he'll never be able to meet anyone while
loking like KEldar.
Wulfgar looks up as the barmaid approaches the table, he thinks for a moment
"A slice of bread and cheese please with a glass of milk to wash it down"
He never even looks up when he speaks to her.
"I will have 2 eggs, bread, and some milk please." After the barmaid
walks away Barbaxle will say "If we all had the same dream than I think that
we should take some action on this great miracle. Once we are done with
destroying the book, we must find this evil creature and put it to rest. So,
that everything gets back to normal. As for this 2 people in one body thing,
I wonder if Azimuth did something special for all you when you came for
Durant. It sounds like maybe all of your companions that you thought were
died might still be alive in you guys. I'm curious to know if Nick and Bock
(sp?) still have the skills that they learned in there other bodies. Nick,
what skills and abilities did/do you have?"
Nick/Keldar's face turns to one of shock and panic, "Dead!!? What do you
mean?!!! I'm sitting right here. Just 'cause I look like a gnome doesn't
mean it isn't me!! WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY I"M DEAD!!!" A pleading face looks
to Vincas and Reggie for answers.
"Ah great!" Vincas says, throwing down his napkin. "That's all we
needed...way to go Barbaxle."
Vincas sighs and looks at Keldar for a moment before speaking. "What he says
is true. The last fight that you remember was our last time together. You
fell in battle, Bock too."
Tears fill his eyes and he heads for the door. "Sorry, I'm not handling this
very well. Excuse me."
Keldar/Nick stands paniced for a moment, then follows Vincas out the door.
His face is showing a mixture of panic, disbelief, sadness and terror
Cole mouth is occupied with his breakfast, but a look of pity is
noticible and he starts to get up but decides to leave the two to
"Vincas, wait up!!!" Keldar/Nick heads out the door as fast as the gnomish
legs will cayy him. "Vincas, I need to talk about this. Don't run off!
is heard before the door slams shut behind him.
Gareth finishes her simple meal of soup and bread before heading out to do his shopping.
It isnt too long before he returns however.
Whistling for Emperor, the
paladin crosses back to the inn, opens the door, sticks his head inside, and
informs the party, "I have been summoned to the temple by Brother Bernadine
regarding the book; any of you whom are coming, please make your way there."
The powerful warrior leaps into Emperor's mount and rushes to the
candlemaker's shop to p/u the supplies, then gallops the full way to the
temple to see the brother.
Cole finishes his food slowly and pulls his black stone from
his pocket and runs his fingers across it's familliar surface
he gives it a toss in the air and catches it then returns it
to his pocket. He catches up with Keldar and Vincas to see if
the gnome is feeling any better and to inform them that the
ceremony is going to begin shortly.
Reggie looks up, quickly shuffling the remaining food into his mouth.
"Wait for me, I want to make sure I get a good seat for this. It
should be an interesting show"
Jahl quietly finishes breaking his fast and pays for the hearty meal.
Without saying much at all, Jahl silently follows behind the group that is
walking over to the temple.
"Well, I dunno, 'better check my agenda.", Kay mimes opening a book and
looks at 'it', "Hmmm, Says right here 'Destroy Evil Book', I even have it
underlined and circled! Guess I better come along and have a lookie!", she
quickly finishes her breakfast feast, pays for the bill, and heads off to
the stable (Just how far was the stable from the temple?). There she'll make
sure Angel (THE HORSE!) has been taken care of, and after a few brief
moments of baby-talk, she'll saddle up and head over to the temple.
"Well this should be interesting! I just hope that everything goes ok.
Remember when the ceremony starts don't interrupt them unless its and
EMERGENCY!!" Barbaxle reminds the group.
As the group heads towards the temple, they pass by Vincas and Keldar speaking quietly.
"Nick and I need some more time to talk. We'll follow you to the ceremony,
but we'll wait in a side chamber or outside."
Vincas then grasps his friends shoulder and slowly heads toward the temple.