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Old 05-05-2010, 11:36 PM
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is a small hopeful prologue, introducing my character to the Bards' Table.

The morning of the day was unlike no other, if you were favored enough to be slaying trouble along the Skyclaw Ridge Mountains. Indeed you were the brightest of suns on a flawless horizon, breathing in new air and catching the scent of fair maidens, the day was like no other. Unless of course, you were at rest in bed, upstairs in the Dragon Tavern like Rose Axellion where this tale takes us this morn'.

"Wghugh?" shifting to one side to measure the distance between his fist and the all so primitive magical clog clock pearched on a dresser table. "WHGUH!! Is that the time already??! Holy Cows! I've been asleep for 17 hours?? Mann, I'm sure if I could go to sleep I could reconjure those dreams about the fair..." The warrior 'figure' got up now scanning the room for his boots
"No wait, there's things to be done. Right. Rigght? Rightt! My noble griffin?! Aww devil imps, she's been sitting out there for all that time and I was sleeping." Axel tied his hair back, donned a white shirt, and wrestled on his leather briefs "the shamee!" he finally stood up "That bird, is going to be so flaired up at me."

Axel left the room, quitely closing the door as not to wake the lady he met last night and walked down the corridor past the many rooms. Atop the stairs, the sounds of music and rowdy behaviour along with the occasional snippet of a tall tale can be heard flowing from inside the legendary Dragon Tavern could be heard. "Still? Its like 12am? Don't they ever stop?" Axel mumoured to himself.

He amorously took some strides down the stairs, rubbing his blonde goate as he reached the last step. Nobody looked around they were too busy in their tales. "Hmmm good" He thought "Now if I can just get out of here without paying".

He bowed his head, and moved as quick as he could towards the door. Next he was out the door running up the hill past the shops, training facilities and merchants and continued up one of the hills, along the plush green meadow, hopped one handed over a wooden picket gate, and continued up the hill as fast as he could without breaking too grande a sweat.

He made it up to where thee crop of sparsely ladden rocky grey rocks stood. Pearched on top of one of the rocks, was a very disgruntled Griffin. But at least Axel was right about one thing for once. The bird was indeed "flaired up". Axel reached into his pocket and trying to reconjure his charm with the animal, slowly pulled out a pouch and the bird started to look a little less agressive. Exactly what Axel could do with-out, was a fight with his own mount. He took a few steps closer. "Looks what I got for you, eh? Remember ?"

The Griffin was of Imperial blood, perhaps not the noblest, but nobler than its "master" was a decent guess. He shook his main, and moved one claw forward. She tilted her head sideways, a very simular expression to a Sparrow that looks at a bit of bread with curiousity. Axel didn't know whether she was looking at the pouch, or HIM! So he opened the pouch, revealed a hand full of gold put it all back in. He thought to himself just for luck eh, brought out another gold piece and showed the bird another gold piece, plonked it into the pouch, tied it and threw it to the birds beak.

The griffin caught the pouch with ease and ruffled its feathers and placed the pouch alongside a strategic broken feather. "You know, If it wasn't for the gold and the ounce of noble blood you have. I would have probably plucked your head of those tiny shoulders." The Griffin spoke in chirpy roars.

"YOU, You spoke?!" Axel gasped and shook his hand in bewilderment!

"Yes indeed, and it's because of my lineage, look this obviously itsn't working for you and me, so if I just take this pouch, wish you fairwell, and tell the King, I'm sure you will have a replacement 'mount' as you so say, in a few days!". With that the Griffin made a sharp manueverable turn outstretched its wings, pushed its paws from the rock and jumped into flight and flew away. Axel stood quizically his mouth wide open, he tilted his head, closed his mouth slightly, took in a breath of air, stood standing eye to the sky for a few minutes, wondering to himself what had just happened and if this was some kind of joke. "Damn" He exclaimed to himself.

After about a half hour, of sitting, waiting on the lush meadow, and contemplating the consequences of what the previous night had had on the day, he picked up his stuff, and trotted back down the hill to what seemed such an ever so quite town...
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:15 AM
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DAY TWO in the Big Dragon Tavern

Axel leaned over slightly at the table. Poised the copper piece in between thumb and finger and bounced it off the table towards the tankard. It bounced in.

"Wow great" He said sarcasticly to himself.

The Dragons Tavern was relatively quiet for this time of morning, obviously people had gone off into the wilderness on the outskirts for the morning adventure or were fast asleep recovering from whatever ale was leaking from the taps the night before. There were a few butch silent figures on the opposite side of the Tavern, they seemed to be haggling, or gambling. Axel stood up from the stool and approached the book shelf. Mostly evidence of magic and little dirt or rust which was evident of a warrior, but Axel was interested in books, so he had a butchers at the spines.

"Don't judge a book by its Cover" By the midget merlin.

"If you've got nothing nice to say then don't say it, an idiots guide on how to defeat necromancers" By Curdles Curdle Bear.

Axel rubbed his frow, as he knew a title of a book yet couldn't remember its name. He sat back down at his seat. He looked into his backpack at a collection of gems he had won after defeating an Ettin.

"Now if Ettins knew how to spend this instead of carry it around like an elephant I am sure they would be looking prettier" Axel murmered to himself. He examined the red jewel in his hand and put it back in his backpack.

He took out a small box, rectangular with runes enscripted onto it layer. He pressed one of the runes and a small sound came out of the box.

"Hey! That's pretty entertaining" and he pressed a different rune this time a different sound like a drum came from the box.

He continued to press runes, make melodies, and entertain himself for the next twenty minutes before getting up and moving from his place with his gear out the door and to the market.
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Old 05-08-2010, 03:10 PM
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Day Four *Day Three went POOF*

A chilly wind blew over the roof of The Dragons Tavern, fractions of sunlight shone rays through grey clouds and rain water ran down the guttering into the grates next to the gritted earthen road outside the tavern. Axel sat inside amongst the rabble and roar of the Dragon Taver abode. It was his abode for the time being at least.

Axel was gripping his Tankard in one hand swooshing the ale around the bottom, deciding if the ale was fit enough to finish. A silver piece for ale really made no difference yet a good ale was easier to finish.

In his other hand he gripped a piece of paper. Perhaps he was commisioned to fight disorder in the land. Waiting calmly to be paid back with something that would aid his adventuring, his fighting and defence and the pursuit of experience, quite possibly wealth or merely promotion. Promotion wasn't on the agenda this week, but Axel had sense enough to realise that somewhere down the line, promotion would provide a significant lesson in life.

He looked again at the details of the papyrus, a simple scroll smothered in ink and laws, terms, condition and finally details he found most important.

Axel was sitting on the stool by the table. He had strong off-black leather boots with laces, some grey leather chaps. These were quite thick with small tufts of grey fur around the waist, and he wore an earthern brown leather top with various design styles. The jacket was cut at the triceps, and his leather vest covered the rest of his arm, the leather also included a hood to keep him dry, and several pouches and loose strings which were inevitably to hold equipment and tie more pouches to. Axel wore several silver plated rings of no particular importance, some had coils of celtic designs, some had common gems encrusted in them, some were plain and had rough hands. His fore-arms were covered by leather bracelets tied together with leather laces. His rough blonde hair, was dirty and had elements of red and ginger, and was tied back in a tail with another loose string coming from his vest. By his boots, was a leather backpack and a small leather satchel. He continued to sit reading the papyrus. He seemed to be waiting for the weather to improve.

Axel swigged the rest of his ale, got up to go to the bar and order another round.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:35 PM
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A day later, day five for the skyguard warrior who had entered the Dragons Tavern. He milled aimlessly around the tavern for an hour, drinking, and reading books that seemed to never have been read before. Although of course the book shelf was large enough to accomodate the many older and popular books aswell as several other unopened books. Occasionally an old sky mage would stare at him almost giving the impression that Axel was reading his books, waiting for a critique.

He was approached by a man behind the bar. "So fella, you think you are just going to sit down here, drinking your ale, served to you kindly by one of my bar fellows, and you aren't even going to pay for your room the other night?"

Axel looked up with a bit of despair. " No sir, I had merely forgotten." Of course this wasn't true, but he had completely forgotten about running out the tavern without paying. "So how much do I owe you?"

" Forty gold pieces " the Tavern manager said.

Axel had the money, but this had not cheered him up after forgetting clearly not to return to the Tavern , but had forgotten after losing his Sky Griffon. Much to his problems he had returned to the same tavern and stayed additional nights. *Note to self: Next time make character visit different tavern!!*

" ...plus the addition two nights, thats Sixty gold pieces in total, and the beer on the tab that would make Sixty two gold pieces, and the tab interest." The Dragons Taverns Owner exclaimed.

"So, how about we call it sixty five gold pieces" Axel said, leaning down to his pouch and retrieving a pouch, he opened the pouch, to his suprise the gold was still there and if it hadn't of been, then he could of only presumed that he would never been allowed back in the Tavern making future adventures quite impossible to return from.

"That will do" Said the Tavern owner, reaching out a hand to be quickly filled with a pouch that Axel had poured and put Sixty Five Gold Coins into.

"Well now that you are happy, I still have matters to address, the other day I lost my steed due to complications resulting from the entertainment of your staff" Axel told the Manager, "and now I must depart the Tavern for sometime to return to the City where I am employed in order to change my mountain goat steed into a much finer, rideable and respectable steed."

The noise of the tavern was quite loud, and with the shouts of several young fellows across the tavern the conversation between Axel and the manager was dimmed out in respect to more patrons entering the tavern. After some time the manager left the side of the skyguard and returned behind the bar to talk to one of his staff.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:13 PM
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Through the noise of the tavern goers, the familiar golden head appeared in brief intervals, wearing a dazzling smile as she cooed at one man, while filling his tankard to the frothy brim and pocketing the copper coin without so much as a blink of her fluttering lashes. The barmaid sashayed her way back towards the counter, ignoring the jeering calls that followed her, nimbly stepping over the drunken mound of meat that passed out upon the ground.

?Sirenna? Bruce familiar?s voice called out to her and she turned to face the formidable figure that was her boss. He stood a head taller then the most, his features gruff and his bald head shining under the tavern light. Despite everything though, the woman knew he was a good man; he was living his dream and running one of the most successful taverns in the entire Dragon Town area - not a easy feat for someone who had once lost everything he owned.

She gave him her full attention, the coy smile she reserved for her customers, slipping off her beautiful face.

?Hey Boss, Something the matter??
She said, tipping her chin up to survey the bar scene. It was unusually crowded today, and she could see the groups of weary adventurers quietly finishing their drinks before they retired for the day. Further back, where a group of youngsters sat bragging over their latest venture, a cheer filled the air, followed by sounds of something crashing onto the table. Beside her, Bruce muttered under his breath (?Green imps!?) and started to turn.

?There?s a man at the bar, I think you might be interested in,?
He told her in low tones. ?Seems like he?s down on his luck and needs a bit of help.? With a knowing wink, the big man lumbered off to deal with the

?Oh?? The woman let her reply dangle in the air as she angled her head slightly and honed her gaze onto the said adventurer. At first glance, he appeared to be another sky rider - hair just a tad too long, wrinkled shirt, calloused hands - in other words? not particularly rich.

Sirenna sighed.

Mustering up patience, the woman approached with a easy smile upon her face, tilting her body so her curves were on generous display. Long, slender fingers reached out and danced up the sleeves of the adventurer. "Oh hello there handsome," Her voice was rich, throaty and full of promises. "The boss said you were looking for some fun - is there something I can assist you with?" She asked, her blue eyes gazing into that of the man.
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Mustering up patience, the woman approached with a easy smile upon her face, tilting her body so her curves were on generous display. Long, slender fingers reached out and danced up the sleeves of the adventurer. "Oh hello there handsome," Her voice was rich, throaty and full of promises. "The boss said you were looking for some fun - is there something I can assist you with?" She asked, her blue eyes gazing into that of the man.
Sitting over the table sat on the small pine stool, the fellow stretched his arms high in the air, let out solid grunting yawn and turned around to face the dazzling Bar maid. He wasn't really so focused and blinked to regain his pose, he didn't look tired or exhausted. He was waking up from a day dream. He smiled at the bar maid and spoke up.

"Hi there hun, I'm Axel, I am a bit bothered. I'll explain something if you like, it won't take time, and sure I would like some entertainment, but will you sit down for a minute?"
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Her smile continued to grow until her entire face was lit with bright humor. ?Well then,? She spoke languidly, her lashes fluttering as she leaned against the table and propped her chin up with a fist. Her hair spilled forward and glimmered seductively in the dim tavern lights as she licked her lips in anticipation.

?If you are serious about this escort, then you are in luck! This adventurer is staying here in Dragon Tavern at the moment?? Her voice trailed off as she swallowed once, concealing her inner mirth. ?Just head up the stairs and knock on the last door at the end. Just a warning, this adventurer is somewhat? different,?Sirenna said, for lack of descriptive words.

With that, she straightened and picked up a dishrag, winking at the man.

?I hope you find what it is you are searching for,? She said, heading off back towards the kitchen. ?Good Luck??

?you?re going to need it, She completed in her mind, her laughter gently trailing behind her.
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The visions of his mind had faded. His ears pricked up with the news that someone knew the passage. Albeit looking for an excuse to get there soon he gathered his stuff around the table, grabbed a bag and slung it over his shoulder.

He looked up and around, one last time, and breathed in a long hugging breath at what the barmaid meant by the description of this character. A few questions came to mind, the two obvious ones were was "it" humanoid and was "it" dangerous. Physically dangerous, mind you, the thoughts of mental danger or mere calamity was mere theatrics, yet IF the "agent" was going to lead off the path then he would have to sling it to the sky and fly with his intuition.

"Well I am glad there is a person who can get me there!" Axel spoke.

He sort of looked at the barmaid with a nice gesture of thanks, and laid a nice pouch of gold on the table as gratitude. He had lost a fortune last night in gambling but still there was no point in being stingy. Afterall he tend to take his matters of frustration to the monsters, not a friendly girl like this. If life had taught him anything, its the small things that matter, and a good deed was always a small thing.

Once he had loaded his equipment to himself. He hot footed up the steps as not to waste time. If the "escort" was a complete failure then he better know sooner than later. So up the stairs, he arrived towards the end of the corridor and knocked the door. He smiled, emptied his mind, and lastly checked his dagger was sheathed but by his side. He knocked one last time, a subtle yet sturdy rap on the wooden door. And waited.
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Voices.

They rose from within and slipped through the barricade; angry, heated words that made no sense to anyone standing beyond the door. One voice seemed distinctly louder, and higher pitched, than the other, but overall the situation seemed like little less than a battleground; and a rather vivacious one at that. Along with the unremitting melody of angry voices was the occasional drumbeat of splintering wood and bone hitting against the walls before the softer, calmer voice quickly voiced a series of unintelligible words, ending with a deep, guttural sound that the other had repeated about a dozen times in the previous half a minute, yet this one spoke with a silky elegance and a deep power that only came with harsh discipline. The resulting orb of energy pulsed as it launched itself from his fingers and into his female companion, causing her body to fly straight out of the door, taking the wooden frame with her as girl and door smashed into a man who seemed to have been waiting outside it.

Necronas walked up to his companion, now lying on the floor above the remains of a wooden door and a man below it. He moved with a smooth eloquence, his jet-black silk robes rippling against his pale frame and snow-white hair, and spoke in a voice that at once echoed cold, solemn wisdom and a fiery will that burned like the sun. He was neither in a rush nor moving slowly, and his speech echoed the same calm mediation. "And that, my dear, is why you don't fuck with me unless I'm fucking you too." he said, extending a hand to lift her back up, his eyes twinkling playfully as he gave a wry smile. The play on words was definitely not lost here. What was lost, however, seemed to be the poor adventurer stuck below the female and the crumpled remains of the door.
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Knock and wait thought Axel. He was calm and composed, he definately heard voices in the room and observed the corridor and its environment for extra peace of mind, he grinned, and cupped his ear and put his head to the door. Now obviously this wasn't the smartest of moves but he definately had his moments and this wasn't one of them.

He listened and heard a crack of magic, he was startled and as he rocked his head back he could see the door infront of his eyes, let's say millimeters from his eyes, shard and wood crack around him. He was flung back and landed on his arse. A twin second later he was almost winded, but far from, as another great weight landed on the remains of a room door, and him.

He uffed for a while as the force was quite strong, not mere flying door force. Reminding him of the last Ettin Shaman who had picked a door of its hinges and smashed Axel around the torso, but a extra magical booming thump. For if it was not for this extra force, Axel might have even predertermined and leapt out the way, yet magic was a curiousity for himself and tended to get him at the worst of times.

Voices muffled over his ringing ear too, could be heard but after way too much hesitation. Axel forced the weight of himself and lay on the floor looking up at a curious figure. The figure stared back in a thoughtless expression determining Axel as sewer-trash, adventuring scum, wannabe king potential and laughed. Whether this be... at Axel, the now what occured to be a woman, or the whole entire situation? It seemed a mystery. Axel none the less took the situation in his direction and got up, and now walked like true adventuring scum away from the scuffle. But he knew that a person with such potential power must know a route through the Bravaki Desert into Sky Haven. Well at least he knew he would give it a shot. He smiled and because he was pretty dumb and way too adventurous said " If you know where I be heading I could pay for a traveller to pass with me from Bravaki and show me the route to Sky Haven, perhaps you haven't been before but I am aware that someone of your stature must know of this fickle route " Axel said, slumped, shurgged, stared and repeated "or... perhaps you haven't been before?" and with that Axel re-adjusted his belt and buckle.
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