Everyone eats their supper, and drinks their drinks. The priestess sits
with Vincas, discussing Quiom, and mentions her friend Kendra, catching
Gareths attention. He asks her to accompany him outside, and just as he
does, the young maid who went upstairs earlier comes flying down the
stairs screaming hysterically. Nathan, the bartender runs to her. "What
is it Franny me girl?" he asks with obvious concern for her well being.
"That woman daddy" the pubescent girl replies "That woman with the
pointy ears looked at the painting and vanished, right in the middle of
the room!" Shaken, the girl collapses to her knees, as her father kneels
beside her trying to comfort her.
Keldar spins around at this revelation. "Looked at a paintin' an
vanished?? What paintin'?"
The gnome then carefully makes sure he finishes the rest of his mead,
winks at those looking at him in disgust, then says "Potion of
courage!". He then heads over towards the shaken girl and the barkeep,
waiting for one of the more diplomatic party members to start asking the
"Ah Geez, we really need to put a leash on that girl!", Kay quickly gets up
from her chair, pays the barkeep and heads towards the stairs, sword in
hand. Slightly annoyed at the slow response of some of the guys, she frowns
at the particular one in mind (Keldar!) and looks down at the others, "Come
on! No use in standing around and blinking at each other, lets find this
picture and see what happened!", If the others continue to wait around, the
warrior sighs and slowly makes her way up the stairs, expecting practically
anything to pop out. Going up the stairs, she does manage to think for a
whole entire second to ask the girl, "Hey! Where is that painting anyways?!"
Keldar returns the glare. "And what we gunna do? Storm up there, look at
the paintin' an' vanish too? Lotta good that'll do! Lets see if we can
figure out what's happnin' 'ere before we end up like Arilyn!"
Keldar moves over to the girl and trys to ask in a nice calm voice,
"What do you mean she dissappeared? We need ta know what happened to our
friend. Tell us all you saw and heard."
Vincas stands and moves toward the steps, hand on the hilt of his sword.
"He's right Kay, let's hear the girl out.". He then moves to the base of the
steps and shouts "Arilyn...are you up there?
Just when she was about to replie to Gareth Aerial Jumps up out of her chair
nearly knocking him over at the sound of her friend Franny Sceaming. "What
is the matter?" Starting to run up the stairs to where she came from. "
Franny show me where?" exclaming" I need a drape of some type" She starts
taking off her cloak as she does you she her features her long reddish black
hair in its braid dangling down her back moving up her neck to her face you
see her ears. She is an Elf. "Come on Franny so me where?"
"Ah Naff-Off, Gnomeboy! I'm not rushing off yet, I wanna at least find out
where this painting is at, could be a portal of some kind .", she grins and
rubs her chin with her free hand, "Could be a portal to a paradise of some
kind, or to the bottom of hell itself. Now who wouldn't want to check out
those places, eh?"
When Barbaxle hears the screaming and the commotion, he picks his head up
from his plate of fruit. You can see a bead of sweat start to drip down his
face. "Oh, no will life ever get back to normal. I think Wulfgar is still
outside. I will go get him and meet everyone up in the room." Barbaxle leaps
out of chair and moves very quickly towards the door. "Gareth, I don't think
that everyone should go up into the room. Make sure that a couple of them
stay outside, at least until I get back with Wulfgar." Once the door is open
all you see is a flash of his cloak as he runs out the door.
Faced with all the questions, the young girl faints dead away in her fathers
arms. Nathan manages to catch his breath, and through his fear for his daughters
well being answers on her behalf. "It is the first room. The first room on the
Keldar sighs, then smirks at Kay, "After you...". He dramatically
gestures for her to start up the stairs. He then makes sure that he
gathers his backpack and all other gear, before heading up the stairs.
Kay makes a return gesture, not as dramatic, nor as nice, "Well, don't just
stand there woolgathering, come on!", She waits for a whole second to make
sure the others are coming, "And go ahead! Bring your new little friend
along, this could get interesting.", she grins and takes off for the room.
Quiet until now Cole looks up from where he sits and
watches as everyone questions the girl. He gets up and
follows whoever up to the room but does not enter.
"Nathan thanks, Don't what this to happen to someone else until we figure
this? Anyone else coming?" Running the rest of the way up the stairs to the
bed room She looks around the room for the painting so that she may drape it
so no one else would vanish.