[pnpgm] Game Update #120 - File # 899 - Tsia enters the fold
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Character Name Type Player Sex Notes
..Z'leyra.........Healer..Alex Koponen.......Fe..Human/Shaman/1st Mate
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Game Update #120 sequence (file #899)
Admin Notes: None.
From Alex: [Re: Status]
Scots brother is in the
hospital with serous health problems. Scott will
be distracted from the game for awhile, so expect delays.
Best wishes for his good health.
GM: Ack. Thanks
Alex. Yeah. When I requested that in chat it
was rushing packing to go to Orlando. But had a
bit more time than figured so did a longer post myself.
From Dorhak: [Re: Actions]
Dorhak is developing a headache. He isnt sure about this
To Gnorf, he says "We'll take care of her."
coo - I hope you all like this! Its fun role play.
GM: Ack .Indeed fun.
From Pyan: [Re: Actions]
To distracted us from worrying
about the situation we can do nothing about
anyone know what word "Sitrep" or 'siitrep' is
supposed to be? Situation Report?
GM: Ack. Yep. Its a military term
used by special forces initially. Now sitrep got
worse for us all. C19. The apocalypse! Fun odd times huh?
From Bess: [Re: Actions]
Thanks for the notice, Alex.
Sending a prayer for Scott's brother.
GM: Ack. VERY much appreciated.
From Raddok: [Re: Actions]
Raddok, translating as best as
he can the Marentian-Dwarf Elder
From Pyan: [Re: Actions]
Pyan gives his name that is used with strangers, which
GM: Ack. Good post. Wasnt' sure if
that last part was a tagline or not. Good info.
From Chris: [Re: Future new player]
Hi Everybody, Just wanted to
send a quick note to offer my prayers to Scott
and his family. You are in my thoughts. V/R,Chris
GM: Ack. Thanks Chris much appreciated.
[Ma 4th, 1636TH]
Gnorf tells Dorhak, "They say she
can't stay here. Stealing is a serious
offense. So we are left with only 2
options. Well...maybe 3. She gets deported back
to Harn with the others. By our strong
urging. She goes with you and let you deal with
her. Finally she could be set free to survive on
her own. She would of course be given her
weapons back ? we aren't cruel. ? He stares at
Dorhak. ?I personally don't care. But we need
to leave now since have long trek ahead."
Dorhak is developing a headache. He
isnt sure about this thieving human woman, or
how to handle her. He certainly doesnt think
its appropriate to simply let her go! Shes a
thief, after all. What would keep her from
continuing her ways? What would change in her
circumstances where she turned to this despicable behavior?
But even deporting her to this 'Harn'
place seems cruel to this scruffy dwarf. Ugly as he is, he still has a heart.
Gods! That only leaves one other
alternative. A rather distasteful one. Fortunately the Captain has an idea.
All of this passes through his mind
in a flash. This is a good thing as hesitation
in Command makes the troop, and sailors, nervous.
To Gnorf, he says "We'll take care of her."
He turns around toward Zleyra. In
Marentian, "You! You think we should help her,
then youre responsible for her. If she steals
again, you are responsible. If she steps out of
line, you are responsible. Dont be surprised if
you are punished along with her if she messes up again. Explain it to her."
As Dorhak speaks to Z'leyra, Arawn
notices the woman flinch ever so slightly for
some reason. It was so subtle that he barely even noticed it.
He sighs heavily. "For the trip over
the mountain, she is to be treated as a
prisoner. She is to be bound during travel, and
guarded. We will all keep an eye on her as well
as keep watch. Her only time to be unbound is
during meals." He looks over at Arawn and
continues "Assuming she might have some magical
talent..." he waits for a nod or head shake from
him "...then she will be gagged as well. Watch
her closely and give her no room for further, er,
indiscretions. When we get within sight of the
Besamer kril, then we can decide if she continues on bound or freed."
Gnorf explains to the villagers who
grumble but step back. Then when Gnorf hears she
will be bound on travel. Fine if she goes with
you I don't care. But no sane person would
travel over those mountains bound. It would be
bad enough for pack animals with good
eyes. Stumbles, falls, avalanches or slides are
the least to worry about among hostile
creatures. I would not suffer her that way
unless you feel it vital. In fact a unarmed person is easy pickings.
"Understand, all of you. I consider this distastefully lenient."
Fremea frowns, she is a thief in
many ways she was treated with far more
respect. To be bound is a kin to slavery.
Raddok, translating as best as he
can the Marentian-Dwarf Elder parts of the
discussion & story of the accused thief - what
was her name, Saeyah, Siyah, Fonn? - & feels some
sympathy for what seems to be extremely bad luck
for the stranger with one eye. Although he says
nothing, he, too, is willing to let the Katai
woman travel with them, rather than just see her
killed, or abandoned to perhaps starve in the wilderness.
He feels some relief that Dorhak
accepts her accompanying them, even if as a
prisoner. Although he's surprised initially at
what seems a bit harsh, he thinks about Dorhak's
decision. He suddenly realizes, in the midst of
translating the last of Dorhak's words to the
villagers, that they really know nothing about
this young woman, and she had seemed extremely
angry and willing to fight. He begins to
understand Dorhak's decision - over the mountain
trail the next few days, they'll have further
opportunity to get to know her, whether or not
she might be reliable as a member of a group,
even if she is only allowed to speak/share information during meals.
Once the talking seems to have come
to an end, & he has a chance, Raddok will turns
to Tsia, pat his chest, & with a small nod of his
head and a small smile. He says, "Hello (with a
friendly wave), my name is Raddok." He waits to
see if the others will give their names (he is
sure some of them have, those speaking Katai
anyway) - he had spoken aloud without thinking
hard about it - he knew giving out his name could
be considered giving out some kind of power over
him, so he would not give out any other name in
the party. He does not know what Kiet, Z'leyra &
Arawn have said to her, but it had to be
reassuring, as she had definitely calmed down -
at least a little bit, although she was still
definitely angry. She seemed very frustrated, and
must be, being as until now, no one had seemed to
understand anything she had said. Raddok was
willing to suspend any final judgment for now,
and will be prepared to do his share at what now
seems to be an additional guard duty.
Pyan gives his name that is used with
strangers, which might be different than the name
he used with those that he respects and thrusts
like the group. Can we say that's a thing Omavor do? on would building fun
Pyan is a little wary of the one eyed
girl, These thou stealing is honored in his
tribe, like the Lacedaemonians of Earth, as it
trains one to keep a constant vigilance or loose
your things(thou it's helped that they don't
hoard their possessions selfishly but share them
with those that are in need of them) so her thief
doesn't raise a eye with him, these
'yokai' don't sound like the type of beings that
respectable people would make deals with. thou he
won't rick offending them by stating such out loud.
Tsia listens to the words and watches
the 3 sides party, villagers and the dwarves.
She tilts her head as if looking to
the left and right of her. Her single eye moves
about appealingly especially when she looks at weapons,
gauging the value of each as best she can.
She follows the conversation as best
she can but doesn't hide her under-
standing. She swaps to a very halting Marentian,
"I not wish to deceive, I am, versed in language
of barbarians. I am what you call more a," as she
pauses for the word, "courier, I think that is the word?"
"I am a thief if I have stolen a
horse from the Raiders? I am only branded as
such since they caught me with a raider horse," she spits on the ground.
"I would not be indebted to you. I
will pay reparations for the horse, but again, I
have not stolen from these pigs. Only the horse from the raiders,"
she sighs. "Or am I to pay reparations for all
the predations the raiders have commuted against
these barbarians?Â If so I am unable to pay such
a sum and would rather be allowed to defend
myself by force of arms against my accusers," she looks at the guards near her.
She looks at Dorhak, "I am no prisoner, I did my duty and was made
a fool for such. My employer will be rather
unhappy that they sought to trick me and
them. Shall I attempt to defend myself against
you as proof I am not mere thief?" she asks as
she crosses her arms, her single eye glaring at him in baleful hatred.
"Shall I prove my honor? My family
may be arrogant and dishonorable
but I am not," she looks looks at him
challengingly. "I will defend myself if needed
against such accusations. I did not fight these
pigs as I had no reason to do such. Bondage and
pain I am used to and they are little detriment
to my well being. The Yokai have given me that
much," she offers while staring at him with her
single black eye. "What say you then
dishonorable barbarian?" The fear in her eye is
evident what she's fearful of she can't say.
Moments pass to a couple minutes as
all stare in shock. Not only does she speak
Marentian a language home to a land over a
thousand miles away but the defiance in her stance against Dorhak.
A woman in her 30s approaches with a
bag and the leader who held the whip stops
her. They begin to argue in their native tongue
quietly. But the woman wins and moves past the
bulk of a man. Clearly it must be his wife and
he knows who is boss at least in this situation.
She drapes the bag around Tsia so it hangs to her
side. She mouths and gestures its food and
water. Raddok translates, more than you were
trying to obtain. She glares at Gnorf, Dorhak
and then her husband. Men only see the little
things like their little brains in their
pants! She was only trying to get food to
survive in a hostile land. You clump her in with
the raiders. That give you the right to punish
her? She glances at her husband. She could've
stole weapons..even the jeweled solstice mask
next to the food in the same shed! Did
she? Maybe she thought so but was caught. A
good thief doesn't get caught unless in desperate
straits like hunger. Now you want to ferry her
across those mountains bound only to slip and
break her neck? Not even able to break her fall
with her hands? Why not just kill her now and be
done with it? Even a raider is allowed to travel
unbound for that same reason! Men use your big brains!
Then a lad in his upper teens comes
forward and places in the hands 2 daggers hilt
toward her body. The lad backs away. Simple
... she lifts the blades and Unali notices them.
Very old blades and hilts. Maybe even ceremonial
not fighting blades. These things doubt could
cut a bee hive open much less allow her to defend
herself. Does she keep them or do you keep them?
She looks at Dorhak and Z'leyra. Unali steps forward as if eager to speak up.
Gnorf rolls his eyes and looks bored.
Dorhak stares at Tsia. Couldn't Mae
change form Could this be Mae since she had the
same sass. Does Tsia need a good slap as well?
GM: Actions? Comments?
GM: Finally a new update! Hiatus
over. It may not be often updates but Ill get
the done. When dad died in 2002 I took a few
months. But if I don't stay busy I'll not enjoy
it. So we'll move on. For those with the kind
words, the donations to the family we appreciate
it big time. I figure this is a good spot to
end. I was going to prolong this scene. But
with hiatus, this virus stuff and other things I
figure I'll change that. World has changed with
this virus and some will have more free home
time. So let's move into fun times as the world
degrades into chaos. Wout I hope your nation is
faring well. If you hadn't figured it out. Tsia
is Don. Welcome back. We could've drove it on
for a while but his response above isn't clearly
my flair. So there you go. Don you can post in
list now not email. Thanks everyone.
GM: Player damage:
Barbosa 9+1 [Moderate]
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