dwdharvey
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Re:Midnight News-Call to Arms-Surviving Chaos

[Post New]by dwdharvey on Mar 18, 18 9:06 AM
I put my knitting down when the door quickly opens, cool wind accompanies Imp and Smoke as they rush in, "Where's the fire?" the words tumble out of her mouth so fast that I hold my hand up. "Take a deep breath and start from the top."

I'm on my feet by time Imp finishes the story. " Don't blame yourself, we all knew the book was there. But you were the only one to seek out the person who could help. So kudos to you. So what's our plan?" I didn't wait for an answer but started pacing considering our options. " Do you think we should wait, or follow ilreth?" My mind in a tizzy thinking about the book, I'm all for charging ahead but my gut says wait. I turn to Imp, "Any thoughts?"

 
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Re:Midnight News-Call to Arms-Surviving Chaos

[Post New]by gohill on Mar 18, 18 9:27 AM
I had been pondering whether we could help the Elves and with Penny mentioning it, I am encouraged by her enthusiasm...

"I'm game if you are... we should probably grab some quick snacks to keep our strength up"....

Smoke relays to me that there are usually multiple ingredients needed for potions that are typically scattered all around the castle area.... I, in turn, relay this to Penny adding that the Elves might appreciate extra hands.....

I feel energized by the thought of short "quests" and rummage through the cabinets for some dried fruits and nuts to stash in my leather bag... I rush to get my Elven knife and skinning knife and wait for Penny to meet me by the front door.... I send a mental note to the Queen that we are off to the Elven Forest and that I would keep her up to date on whatever the Elves learn....

 
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Re:Midnight News-Call to Arms-Surviving Chaos

[Post New]by dwdharvey on Mar 19, 18 9:37 AM
I took the saddle bag that Imp handed me, taped a note to Mr. T's shell and sent him shuffling off to find Sol. We were just entering the stable, when Ayla stepped in front of us. She had her travelling bag in her hand and stared down at us. " I go." She turned and strode to the door and mounted her war horse.

I looked at Imp. " That either means, she's coming with us or leaving on her own." I snuck a peek out the door to she if she was still there, I guess the ground not trembling was a sign that she was still here and waiting. " Let's get a move on, we don't want to keep her waiting." I rolled my eyes at Imp, not a second later we heard a shrill neigh and two large black feet hit the ground. Our smiling faces instantly changed and we raced for our horses. It's not that we are afraid of Ayla, she won't hurt us but it was fun teasing her. I guess that's her way of getting back at us.

We headed out of camp, the sun on our shoulders and a cool breeze urging us forward. It didn't take much to get the horses running full tilt, hopefully we wouldn't be turned back. We really wanted to do everything we could to help find a cure for that horrible poison.

 
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Re:Midnight News-Call to Arms-Surviving Chaos

[Post New]by gohill on Mar 19, 18 11:02 AM
It feels wonderful to be back on Karis and racing through the land.... I hear thundering hooves behind us and turn to see Lothgar gaining on us... I use the Amulet to ask him if we were doing something wrong and he assures me that we aren't doing anything "wrong" but that we should have an Elf escort if we are going to approach the Elven Council...

Penny and Ayla look back at us and I point to my Amulet for them to turn their's on so Lothgar can tell them why he's coming with us... I don't want Ayla to think we need a "man" to protect us but, we do need an Elf to smooth the way into the Elven Council.... and an extra pair of eyes to scan for trouble on the way couldn't hurt....

I get a message from Smoke that he also has a pack of Dire Wolves running on either side of us to look out for Troll scouts....

I use the Amulet to send a message to the MG that we are headed to the Elven Forest to help with the Elves research on combating the poison arrows, and that we have plenty of protection with us.... and not to worry, which, of course, he will but, that's just his paternal instinct kicking in....

I look up to see the three dragons flying above us... okay, this protection detail is getting a little over the top... sheesh... The Queen chimes in that she would rather they be with us and not need them than not be with us and we need them... That makes sense but it also makes me feel like they think we can't take care of ourselves... To which the Queen reminds me that against the poison arrows, we can NOT defend ourselves... FINE... If they want to eat fried Trolls, who am I to stop them...

 
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Re:Midnight News-Call to Arms-Surviving Chaos

[Post New]by gohill on Mar 19, 18 11:18 AM
As if on que, I see Jewel swoop down and see a fireball blast something on the ground out ahead of us and to our left... I ask the Queen what it was, and she nonchalantly informs me that Jewel was hungry.... As long as the camp members and our allies are not on the menu, I'm good with it....

Alya looks somewhat perturbed by our protection detail... Being an Amazon, I'm thinking she was ready for some fighting action... Maybe she can find some Elves in the Elven Forest who would love to spar with her.... Two Blades comes to mind, we haven't seen her in "forever"....

As we approach the Elven Forest, Lothgar rides ahead of us and hails the Elven guards to let them know friendlies are approaching... He hops off his horse and they greet each other in their own tongue... We respectively dismount our horses and follow the Elves into the center of the Elf "city".....

Smoke appears by my side and informs me that the Dire Wolf pack will remain to patrol the perimeter..... The dragons continue to fly above in a large circle scanning the horizon for potential threats........ or food...

Edited on 03/19/2018 at 6:28:31 PM PST


 
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Re:Midnight News-Call to Arms-Surviving Chaos

[Post New]by gohill on Mar 19, 18 1:12 PM
We see Ilreth up ahead of us, and Lothgar calls out to him... Ilreth looks surprised to see us and stops to let us catch up to him.... We explain that we would like to help in any way we can... Ilreth furrows his brow contemplating how we could help, then nods his head in affirmation as he leads us to the Elven Council's chamber......

I immediately notice a figure covered from head to toe in silver armor and suspect that this might be the Light Bringer Ilreth mentioned... The Council is focused on piles of scrolls that I presume contain information regarding poisons and cures.... The Council guards announce our presence and Ilreth kneels before approaching them with the Book.... There is much commotion among the group as they eagerly begin to pour over the pages.... Ilreth turns to the Light Bringer and asks him if our group can help procure necessary ingredients....

The Light Bringer looks at us, studying our group... A VERY tall Amazon, a small woman, a smaller young teenager and a huge Dire Wolf... I doubt Penny or I look up to the task, but with the Amazon and a Dire Wolf with us, the Light Bringer nods a yes and writes down what looks to be a LONG list of ingredients... He hands this off to Ilreth, nods in our direction as a dismal and gets back to looking over the many shoulders studying the Book...

Ilreth brings us the parchment and it is indeed, a LONG list of ingredients... (be careful what you ask for comes to mind)... well, we wanted some quests and, by jove, we certainly have them now... Ilreth sends us out of the chamber, with a "good luck" comment and we are led back into the middle of the "city" where Lothgar has been waiting for us... We show him the list and he lets out a whistle... He says he'd love to help but he's needed back at the Camp to help on patrols...

I look over Penny's shoulder at the list... Fortunately, it tells us exactly where to go to find the necessary items.... We contemplate whether to split up or all go together...

 

Re:Midnight News-Call to Arms-Surviving Chaos

[Post New]by rwe45452 on Apr 1, 18 12:17 PM

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Re:Midnight News-Call to Arms-Surviving Chaos

[Post New]by Sharp_Eye574363 on Apr 17, 18 12:35 PM
Bumping to page 1.

 
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Re:Midnight News-Call to Arms-Surviving Chaos

[Post New]by hihuy on Apr 18, 18 11:21 PM

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Re:Midnight News-Call to Arms-Surviving Chaos

[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 22, 18 2:30 AM
We have had the removals team in and departed for another place.

I won’t tell you where it is in case we are again attacked by those evil forces we are trying to defeat.

I had no idea of the depths to which they could sink to silence our little tale!

All that remains from The Chief Sweeper Upper of the Special Room saga and attache to the MC Foreign Affairs Ministry to alternate Realms (in the absence of our dear Cap’n Bob, who is at this moment of time incapacitated):
Is to wish you all a joyful reading experience of what we daring doers have undergone (for want of a better term!) in the 268 pages of this tale.

Fair thee well and I hope:

“We’ll meet again
Don’t know where. Don’t know when.
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day.
Keep smiling through, just like you always do.
‘Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds away”



 
 
 
 
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