A Place To Stay

Factories along the northern quarter of the city for the production of goods like cloth, brewed ale, and construction materials. An old water-wheel provides power for half the city.
Abmesh Gwaelei
Citizen
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Name: Abmesh Gwaelei
Race: Human-Bullfrog shifter

Re: A Place To Stay

Post by Abmesh Gwaelei » Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:52 pm

Abmesh considered her words. "Distracted, eh? I know exactly how you feel, ol' Levvy. I myself am prone to- ooh, dragonfly!"

Without thinking, Abmesh shifted into bullfrog form, and began hopping after the unfortunate little critter. Trying to steal my flies, are you? I'll show you... After a few seconds of dogged hopping and patient tracking, the tongue lashed out, claiming its prize with a wet slap against the shoddy brickwork. The self-satisfied crunching that followed lasted a good three minutes. He dragged it out with a will, savouring the juices, and letting none of them escape without due relish.

Only when he was finished did he seem to return to reality, repositioning himself to once more face Saku. He tried to speak, and could only burp. Shaking his head, he switched to human form. "Oh my... delightful. So! I'm inclined to believe that such a lovely figure as yours requires more conventional human sustenance than dragonflies. Have you a bounty at your disposal, or shall we take to the promenade and browse the shops?"

Saku
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Name: Saku Imorien
Race: Half Elven-Fae

Re: A Place To Stay

Post by Saku » Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:40 pm

The huge cat turned bright, golden eyes down onto the small shape on the floor, it’s obvious hunting instincts curtailed by Saku’s presence. It did however pounce down with a heavy thud, hitting the floor and approaching the table where Saku sat cross-legged, watching the suddenly distracted Abmesh turn into his frog form and start leaping after some fly.

The huge beast bristled for a moment before leaping onto the table with a resounding creak, moving over to the dark fae to gain attention. He didn’t get quite what he was after, but a hand was rubbed over his head, her claws tickling him gently with the utmost care as she stared after the form of leaping frog.

When he returned to his human figure she carefully rearranged her features and observed him with those hard, violet eyes. Her head tipped to one side as she considered food sending the jingling of the silver rings echoing around the room, white dreadlocks clashing against one another. “I have some dried meats but as yet I have acquired no better sustenance.”

The problem was that she didn’t often get treated kindly around market places, people avoiding her, closing shop that she wouldn’t come over and generally being hateful, she occasionally faced thrown stones from children, but Levinx would most often terrorise them to stop. “I am not generally welcomed in town, if you are seen with me you will most likely receive the same treatment.”

Abmesh Gwaelei
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Name: Abmesh Gwaelei
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Re: A Place To Stay

Post by Abmesh Gwaelei » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:09 pm

An overwhelming indignation and horror on behalf of Saku clouded Abmesh's mind as he contemplated this foul treatment. "Ye gods, that they dare mock a maid so fair! Your comely form must surpass their base hearts in goodness and virtue. It is the only explanation! Oh, that the artistry of man had the facility to immortalize such beauty! It should have graced the halls of a palace, and served as muse and comfort to wizards and scholars, by which they might transcend the wretched sphere of mortal reflection, and submit themselves to the candied maw of celestial rapture! You, my lady, are fair above all things! And I, Abmesh Gwaelei, shall fetch you your long-deserved market breakfast!"

With this crescendo of gallant speech at its climax, he began slowly to rotate and waddle towards the door. Finally reaching the threshold, he stopped up short, gaping up at the thick iron door, which had been awkwardly placed back on its hinges following the previous night's Grand Entrance. The crevice at the bottom was just small enough to deny the head passage, and a couple of tentative headbutts revealed to him the futility of trying to get out on his own. A sonic burp in frog form might have ended up sending the heavy thing crashing down on top of him. Rotating slowly on his jawbone once more, he looked at Saku.

"Umm... help?"

Saku
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Name: Saku Imorien
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Re: A Place To Stay

Post by Saku » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:31 pm

The long speech had been the last thing the half fae had expected, indeed she had expected little more than a nod of understanding and an agreement at their judgement, perhaps a comment referring to judging a book by it’s cover but indeed she was wrong. The long compliment on her beauty brought to her cheeks then, the hint of a dark blush, not red as the typical blush should be expected but a deeper grey blooming over her cheeks, gracing her for the first time in some years. She remained stoic in expression however, only the smallest twitch of her lip suggested any pleasure in his words, but pleasure and surprise there was none the less.

“Your words are kind, perhaps overly so for no beauty as mine will ever grace the human halls of knowledge or power...” Mentally she continued the sentence ‘only a charnel house’. She watched as he moved away toward the door in that odd waddle that he had learned obviously that he could move in such a form, stopping at the foot of the door, defeated by the object. She wondered how it was he got through normal doors, unless it was to simply wait for someone to open it for him.
When he turned back for her help, she nodded and arose from the table, padding lightly over to the door and examining it. It was far beyond her strength to lift it, her danger lay in speed... and poisons, she had little physical strength to speak of, only that which required was to drive a sword home or string a bow. She examined the door hesitantly before moving around to the edge, deciding that gravity would play a better force than she would.

Cautiously she hooked her arm around the edge of the door and heaved, trying to pull the damned thing over, but it was securely wedged in place. A few attempts revealed that she wasn’t going to be able to do it like that. She turned her eyes to the huge cat who was watching her with interested and tipped her head toward the window. The beast pulled himself to his feet and in a few bounds, leapt up to the sil and slipped through the window, jumping down outside with a light thud.

“Excuse me but a moment, please don’t stay close to the door.” And with the incline of her silvery head she disappeared, only dust moving through the air to show where she had been moments ago. There were noises of pushing at the other side of the door and a clang as someone’s body weight was thrown against it. A long, slow creak echoed around the building as she pushed harder, Levinx joining in to assist her, finally feeling the weight of the door move with the slow inevitability caused by gravity. It crashed to the ground inside with a horrific clang and thud which made Saku wince.”I wonder perhaps if you would take an escort to the Market with you, Levinx will be more than willing to go.” The cat flicked his eyes to her at the mention of his name, a deep purr sounding from him.

Abmesh Gwaelei
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Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:14 am
Name: Abmesh Gwaelei
Race: Human-Bullfrog shifter

Re: A Place To Stay

Post by Abmesh Gwaelei » Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:43 pm

“Your words are kind, perhaps overly so for no beauty as mine will ever grace the human halls of knowledge or power...”
Abmesh clucked his tongue, and a sad aspect stole over his face. "Lady, do not ruminate thusly. I am plagued enough with the folly and poor judgment of man. I need not be reminded of its paramount example, their tragic oversight in ostracizing you so. We must move on to goodlier artifacts of the human condition, lest we become misanthropes in our darkest philosophies!"

As Saku made her exit and orchestrated the iron sentinel's downfall, Abmesh busied himself by solemnly preparing a cigarette in his curious fashion. Dust mingled with the smoke as the giant fell, and despite the fact that he had watched its comically prolonged descent through the entire process, he jumped a little at the sound of the door hitting the ground, and inhaled all too much smoke. In a coughing fit, he fell over onto one cheek and began drooling. The blood rushed to the right side of his face, and he barely managed to hold his cigarette between his wide and pouty lips.

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