[Tavern/Inn] The Lady Blue

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Re: [Tavern/Inn] The Lady Blue

Post by Arion Queen » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:47 am

Mirah took a sip of her mead, savoring it for a moment as she listened to the Allen. She however, said nothing of her own past, of hunting and killing a few dragons merely in revenge, hunting in general, and her overwhelming talent with a bow. Of course, no one had really seen her hunting. Well, no one has seen her do much else outside of disappear in the morning and work all day at the in as she had for many years. She had never taken male visitors either, never had a fling, and seemed to be quite boring. She preferred it. The last thing she wanted was to be known, and receive sympathy for her past. She also much preferred her humble life at the inn over her time when she was royalty.

Mirah looked to the other knight and dipped her head in greeting. The Inn Keeper staying relatively silent in the conversation, sipping away at her mead in the mug. Her curiosity was peaked when the man named Allen was asked who knighted him. A bold question... The answer must be interesting as well...
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Re: [Tavern/Inn] The Lady Blue

Post by Shinigami » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:42 am

"Interesting," the Captain remarks, kindly. "Why would a knight such as yourself be willing to lower himself to a mere guard, Sir Ryhnar? Not many would be willing to work alongside commoners," he says, already forming a profile based on his time in the military.

"Sir Knight" is not something that comes cheap. It takes nothing less than a small fortune to obtain the armor and weapons worthy of a knight. And on top of that, you must be born into nobility... he thinks. There's more to him than what he's telling me.

Turning to Rania, his face becomes serious. "Yes, we are in need of more hands," he begins, "mainly because the station here is shorthanded in terms of manpower. I've shipped quite a bit of soldiers to the outskirts to fend off the goblins, so I need more soldiers here to keep the city under control."

"However, if I can gather enough soldiers and mercenaries, I fully intend to exterminate the little demons," he finally finishes with a sigh. He then proceeds to finish off his tea.

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Re: [Tavern/Inn] The Lady Blue

Post by FlameRolePlay » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:41 pm

Two more questions, hard ones too. Allen thought to himself. At this point Allen knew that they would be able to figure out that there's something more to him, but he wanted to play it off like nothing anyway. It's not that Allen was lying to protect himself, but simply lying to protect his ability to socialise like this.

Allen cleared his throat and prepared himself to answer the questions asked. First his gaze shifted to the elf whom called herself a knight, he knew it was the truth based on how she carried herself, he himself wondered who knighted her, as he doubted anyone in Azuria would have. "I was knighted by the man who trained me." He responded in an almost too casual tone. "He was the master-at-arms in the house that we both belonged to. I was basically born into being a squire, as most of the men in my family were, ever since distinguishing ourselves as powerful warriors. The man who knighted me was also a knight commander, of which some of them have the ability to add to their ranks." He looked down at his empty mug, regretting that he drank it all so soon.

He then shifted his gaze towards the Captain. "Believe me, being a Knight doesn't make me any kind of nobility." He answered. "We're all citizens of Azuria are we not? I say all men are equal, unless they do something that deserved their fate." This part wasn't a lie, Allen basically cares about everyone who he thinks deserves it. "Being part of the guard would be a noble thing." He continued. "You keep the city peace, stop misdeeds from turning into chaos, you protect the city and the people in it, I'd say that takes a lot of bravery, bravery that so called'Knights' should have." A welcoming smile remained on his face.

"Now, If I may, allow me to ask you a question." He glanced at both Rania and Rowan. "What are your names? We've been speaking all this time yet I know not of who you are."

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Re: [Tavern/Inn] The Lady Blue

Post by Faelight » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:19 pm

When the Captain asked the knight about why would he lower himself to serving the guard Rania felt a bit weird. She cleared her throat a bit before looking over at the Captain with a curious gaze." What's wrong with a knight looking for work? I'm a knight and come morn I will be a waitress of this Tavern." Rania spoke out trying to sound a bit cold and questioning when her nature betrayed her curiousness. Was it weird for a knight to try other things and was it really common for knights to be nobility. She was no where near being a noble but there she was, an elven knight that came from the streets essentially." Well if you plan an offensive against these goblins I'd happily assist. I've dealt with a great deal of other vile and deadly creatures before. Perhaps I could be of help." Rania said with a boastful spirirt to her voice as she seemed to hold her head high.

It was then that the fellow knight started speaking about how he became knighted. It seemed to be a typical story of his family always being knights and training to be one. Hearing his little spiel made her chuckle and smile as she raised her cup of tea to him and drank the last of it. She liked the way this guy thought." If you gentlemen would like I'll buy a round of mead for us? Ah I guess I didn't introduce myself yet. I am Rania Zallis, I'm a member of the royal Knights of Phoenix! I wasn't born or trained into it though and if you wish I'd happily recount the tale." Rania spoke with pride as she produced the emblem from her bag and set down onto the table. It was a brilliant blue Phoenix in flight. The Knights of Phoenix were some what known as the royal Knights of a nearby elven kingdom. They were a bit known for taking down hordes of monsters and even a Dragon once.
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Re: [Tavern/Inn] The Lady Blue

Post by Shinigami » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:33 pm

Rowan chuckles quietly at her question. "I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it. Just that it's rare for a knight to settle for such a position when much higher ones are abound. Believe me - I won't deny him work," he says to her, before turning to Allen.

"I am Cpt. Rowan Suttrow, but my comrades simply call me 'Chief.' And I would be glad to add you to my ranks, Sir Ryhnar," he says, extending his hand over the table for a fair shake.

"Furthermore, I may have to adjust your rank to compensate for your experience. Would you mind reporting to the training grounds tomorrow morning? It is right behind the station."

"And as for the goblin scenario, Ms. Zallis, does that mean you'd be willing to participate in the bounty?" he asks her, looking over her armor and weapons. "You may need better armor to fend off their attacks, unless you plan to use your bow and attack from a distance. They are ravenous little beasts, and they are quite confident in numbers."

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Re: [Tavern/Inn] The Lady Blue

Post by FlameRolePlay » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:43 pm

Allen listened as the two answered his question, a smile appeared on his face as Rania offered to buy them both a round of mead. "Aye, please do." He answered. "Although be warned, if given enough mead I'll propose a drinking contest." He listened to the rest of what Rowan had to say, before speaking again. "Please, just call me Allen, we don't need any formalities." He insisted, directing his words to basically everyone in the tavern.

"Alright 'Chief' I'll take you up on that offer." Allen would have preferred to earn whatever rank the man may be offering, but he decided to take him up on his kindness. He looked at Rania, noticing her crest as she drew it. It looked rather similar to Allen's crest, yet he didn't comment on it.

Allen listened as the Captain commented on the elves' equipment. "The look of the warrior doesn't determine the skill my friend. I'm sure that Rania..." He glanced at the woman. "If I may call you that, is a fine warrior, and armour may all weigh her down." His smile remained calm. "I've fought goblins before, even in a group they can be a hindrance, yet I'm sure the three of us..." He glanced over at the waitress, Mirah. "Perhaps four." He murmured a bit quieter, as he could tell something about the woman was off, she seemed quite strong for a simple waitress, based on how she carried herself and her looks. "...Could easily deal with the goblins."

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Re: [Tavern/Inn] The Lady Blue

Post by Arion Queen » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:39 pm

Mirah seemed to choke at his glance. "Oh no.. I don't fight. I only hunt. But another few meads? I'll round those up." She said with a soft chuckle. "Besides, an ol' Inn Keeper like myself is only good for hunting small game." She murmured as she went off to collect the drinks. Her eyes still light and gentle. "But I think goblins might be too easy. Baitin' and trappin' The things is rather an uneasy." She said without even thinking much on it. Goblins for her would be like shooting still targets on a day with no wind and lots of light. Easy prey.

The woman wandered off, and collected the meads before moving over to the group once more. "Where are they hiding this time, Captain?" She asked as she glanced to the other two before looking at the Captain and taking another swing of her own Mead. For a small woman, at least a human one would feel a buzz by the end of her first mug. However, for Mirah she felt nothing. Her frame was unwavered and seemed to hold herself in a calm studious manner.
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Re: [Tavern/Inn] The Lady Blue

Post by Faelight » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:54 pm

Rania found herself chuckling a bit more upon hearing the Captain's answer to her little question." A knight's duty is to the people, one served however they may. Whether being a guard, running an inn, serving hard worker people with drink, each serve the people one way or another." Rania stated as she's recounted something the old knight that knighted her said when he brought her into their group. It was something she happily lived by and was a reason why she wasn't against in being a waitress. She was still serving the people one way or another. The elf laughed a bit more when she was called Ms. Zallis and the comment about her armor." As our friend said, call me Rania, no need for formalities at the moment. We're all just sharing a drink together after all." Rania spoke letting her lessons fade away for a bit and letting herself come back out.

" Yes, you can call upon me for assistance whenever you need me. I'll likelt be here seeing as I start working in this establishment come morning. As for my armor I find light armor to be the best. I don't like to be held down, I deal with swift and rapid attacks, having heavier armor would slow me down to much." Rania said as the drinks were brought over and she offered Mirah a friendly smile as thanks for retrieving them. The elf took a light sip savoring it for a moment before setting it back down." I've dealt with far worse than goblins with even less armor. Have you ever heard of a Saurian? Large lizard like monsters that wield spears and what not. Far worse than any goblin. I became knighted helping a small guard contingent defend a village against a whole horde of them being led by a Cyclops. I was still a child essentially when I took them on, I rallied the guard and together we barely held them back until the Knights of Phoenix showed up to route the rest of them. After I healed from my wounds they knighted me right there and gave me their sigil tocarry proudly." Rania boasted a bit about the day she became a knight and to show that she could handle some goblins. It had been a terrible day but it was a good story to tell, she sort of left out the part where she nearly was killed taking out the Cyclops but no one needed to hear that part.
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Re: [Tavern/Inn] The Lady Blue

Post by Shinigami » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:40 am

"As you wish, Rania," he says. Once Mirah arrives with the mead, he passes his mug to Allen. "I'll be returning to my patrol soon, and really shouldn't drink," he tells him, smiling. "And please come to the training grounds tomorrow."

Turning back to Rania, he says, "You are right. You work best with what you're used to." With that, he bows his head slightly in apology. "Though, I still recommend you use caution. They have archers."

"As for your question, Mirah, we're still figuring that out," he starts. "Between fending them off and repairing the damage, it's been a pain altogether. We've tracked them into the mountains to the west, but that's as far as we've gotten. They tend to hide out in camps or shallow caves; but we've seen no fires, so they must have holed up in one of the old mineshafts. I know of two in that location, one of which is a condemned iron mine. We think that's likely where they are, but we have yet to investigate," he explains.

"If we're right, we can finally go on the offensive and take this one of two ways: we can go in and exterminate them, taking no chances; or we can push them back and simply cave them in. Though, they might be able to tunnel their way out if we do the latter."

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Re: [Tavern/Inn] The Lady Blue

Post by FlameRolePlay » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:06 am

Allen glanced at Mirah, her response to his inquiry caused his eyebrows to raise. "You don't fight." He echoed her words. "But you do hunt, don't you?" He asked, guessing that she would have at least some talent in hunting, based on how she spoke about the goblins. "If you're good with a bow, and good at setting traps, you'd still be great help." He smiled softly at the woman, taking the mug of mead as she brought some to the group. "Thank you." He raised his mug to her, and downed it in an instant. He let out another satisfied sigh, still yet to feel a buzz even after his second mug.

"Saurian's eh? He glanced at Rania with an interested look in his eyes. "I've fought a few of those in my time, certainly dreaded beasts. Never knew of them following Cyclops' though." His interest piqued even more when the elven woman spoke of the Phoenix Knights. "Aye, the Phoenix Knights, I've heard of them." He commented. "A legendary band of warriors right there. I'm both surprised and honour to meet one in the flesh." He took a bow, showing his respect to Rania.

Allen grew quiet again as Rowan began speaking, making calm eye contact with the man as he revealed his information on the goblin trouble. His eyes then widened in surprise as the man handed Allen his mug of mead. "Many thanks chief." He raised the mug in gratitude, and downed it, his third, and most certainly not final mug.

"Even a small party as ours could handle a large band of goblins." Allen stated. "However, they could get the drop on us if we fought them in their own territory. Those pesky little bastards are good a digging tunnels, if we were to cause a collapse it would only allow for their escape." Allen felt his voice growing hoarse, so the man cleared his throat. "If we were to attack them head on, then they could simply make the tunnels collapse on us..." He paused for a moment, trying to determine a plan that he could share with the group. "...I'd say our best bet would be..." He raised a finger to his chin, showing that he was somewhat deep in thought. "...To either lure the goblins out of their mine, or catch them out in the open. That'd be the best way to ensure we don't get caught in a trap, and to make sure that the goblins don't make an easy escape."

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