Post by LadyWinterWolf on Oct 1, 2003 3:44:57 GMT -5
So, yer wiser than I took ye for Kyle, not trusting to shake me hand saved ye from a knick of poison. Mild mine ye, just enough to keep yer alive, but talkative. *Crista twisted her hand palm upward, and the tip of a stiletto could be seen protruding from her sleeve. She removed it, and placed it into a sheath on her belt.
Just then Iggy's crashing chair made her jump up.* Have ye gone daft man? No, no, don't even be bothering to answer me. Welcome back yer crazy fool, and eat something!!
*She motioned over Alyssa and Tal to the table.* I'm taking yer with me mage only cause it's the Master's bidding. Bring yer lover if ye must, but he steps outta line, nor can carry his weight........*She left the sentence unfinished, for Alyssa had been with the Guild only a few months, but should know already its code.*
"Now listen up, and listen well, we's a mission to go on for the Master, and he don't take well to failure. Through the Tygian Woods we means to travel, and this will be a mean hike for us all. We can take horses as far as the edge of the Woods itself, but once we enter, it's our feet that will carry us only."
Surprisingly he makes no verbal retort.. but levels a gaze on her that is anything but fear..
"I trust we are nae here to fight amongst ourselves, we are people of action.. nae words.. I shall overlook th' threat in the interest of accomplishing th' mission an' gettin' Me wife's and me cut of the swag. I have been in th' game fer a long time lass.. an when it comes down to it.. I am nae someone to underestimate.
Worry not about me pullin me weight.. I accomplish what I need ta in order to come out on top.. and me missus can attest to that. I can quite safely say that aside o' the lord o' strife, I have nae surviving enemies.. anywhere."
Garth, a tall, rougishly handsome, muscular fellow, wanders in from the kitchen, picks up a chicken leg from some twit laying on the floor, and starts chomping on it. "Next time, put some hot sauce on it, like a real man, loser boy." He overhears Crista mentioning horses to some people he's never met before - one a woman that had been crying. Sigh. The life of an adventurer - a woman in every town - all of them crying when you leave. The only way to live. He walks over to Crista, bows and says: "The horses have been prepared for our journey, mi-lady. You honor me with such a request. Is there naught else I can do for thee? Perhaps fetch some more suitable travelling clothing for thee?" He smiles impishly, as Crista knows how full of it Garth is being right now.
Kyle lifted his body and stepped away from Crista.
"I have known about the ways of theives for a long time... And you only shake your hand if your prepared to take theirs off..."
He turned slightly.
"I will work under your command and yours alone... Seeing as I don't wish to become the victum of some young-inexperianced son of a higher ranking member of the guild... I work under those conditions or none at all..."
Forever burning... Forever hated... Forever in dept... And forever dead.
Post by LadyWinterWolf on Oct 3, 2003 0:24:55 GMT -5
*Crista looked at each member of this party one at a time, and thought, "The Master hates me, that has to be the answer, he hates me, leading a party of gnolls would be easier than this bunch."*
"Kyle me dear, I wouldn't be trusting ye to anyone but meself. But I don't take kindly to those that choose not to take me orders. I won't be having the mission jeopordized, nor me life. Now sit down, shut yer mouth, and let me git on with this."
*Just as she finished speaking, Garth swaggered into the tavern and gave her the news on the horses and supplies. She smiled sweetly at him and said* "Garth me love, if'n I'd want you to fetch me undies for me, you'd be wearing the flouncy skirts of me maid."[/color]
*To Tal, she just nodded her head, all the acceptance he needed from her, for it was on the mage's head if he failed the party in any way.* "Now then ladies and gents, as I was telling ye, we're to travel through the Tygian Woods. News has come to the Master of temple ruins, of the Goddess Pythra, the three eyed goddess. Some years ago, two of the eyes, rubies as round as this here table came into the Guild's possession. But the third eye, tis never been found, and we're the ones to find it."
"Now as to a map, well we're going on just talk and tales. North I've been told tis our course, to find the tree, tis not a tree, but once beaten, will give us our next course." Shouldn't be any other gear that we're needing than what's with our horses, so lets git going before our Keely here starts looking for lunch." *Crista stepped from around the table and headed for the doors leading to the city street, and threw shouted over her shoulder.*"Well?"
Garth grins widely at Crista's comment as he follows her out the door: "You're just saying that cause you know I'd look better in that skirt than your maid does." Turning to the others he gives that 'come on' wave and adds: "Well let's go and make our fortune. Gold = women and I want a lot of both. And I ain't getting either standing around picking my butt."
Garth gives a long kiss good-bye to the waitress and scoots out the door.
Since Garth prepared the horses for the journey, quite naturally he has the second best one for himself. The best one going to Crista of course. Garth liked and respected Crista - smart head on her shoulders, funny and easy on the eyes too. For some reason, he could never make a pass at her - she was too much like a sister to him.
"Hey Crista. Thanks for setting me up with that cute, circus acrobat that was in town last week! Wow!" Garth gives Crista that infectous grin he always seemed to wear.
Feeling his wife tense a bit as she gazed at Crista...
"Na worries luv" he softly says to Alyssa "Any who try will be taken piece by piece and then I'll kill them." He eyes the group to make careful note of any who might be butting their noses in where they are most seriously unwelcome.
Garth leans over to Crista and says: "Do you think those two should get a room for an hour before we leave?" He actually smiles at the pair of love birds and wonders if he'll find a woman to settle down with and raise a family. He shudders at the thought.
Post by LadyWinterWolf on Oct 5, 2003 3:27:45 GMT -5
*Crista continued to walk towards the stables mindful of the chatter going on about her, but looking as if paying no mind. "I must be losing me mind, to think I'd've thought of takin Garth to me own bed. Woe to any female who'd think him a fine mate." At the stables, she went to her favorite steed and nuzzled her face to his nose.* "Aye Kosar, we ride together again me friend."
*Though small in stature, she mounted Kosar quickly and easily. And she assigned formation.* "Keely and I will ride point, Tal and Alyssa next, Iggy and Kyle thereafter, Garth cover our backs."*She then made a clicking noise with her teeth, and Kosar lead them out.*
I AM the wolf with the red, red rose.
Soulmated to Kaber; lovers in the past, in love forever more