The Blue Horn, A Tavern

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The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Thom » Fri May 16, 2014 6:30 pm

The Blue Horn tavern was never incredibly busy. It lay on the outskirts of town, not even that far away from the dwellings of hundreds of potential customers, but for some reason, it had been built on the wrong outskirts. Very few people ever had to walk past it, which made it very difficult to find by accident. It had a few regular customers, however, who preferred privacy and a little quiet with their drinks.

The sign just outside the tavern door read:

The Blue Horn


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Inside, the Bartender cleared the glasses of two men who had just left. The bar was empty, except for a table in the back corner, which was cloaked in darkness. A small, steady plume of strange smelling smoke billowed out of the shadow. There was a figure slumped in a chair, but only a large, slightly too hairy arm was visible, leaning on the table. Its hand awkwardly clutched a stick of graphite, which occasionally scratched some very strange symbols onto a piece of parchment.

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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby willmhudson » Fri May 16, 2014 10:12 pm

Kingswood sidles up to the stranger.

"If you want to make the rabble jealous I've a little Errian's Tobac that we could share. It's rare to meet a connoisseur.

Although, pr'aps we should set a little light on the subject, as it were"


He strikes a match and lights the dormant candle on the table.

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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Thom » Fri May 16, 2014 10:54 pm

The candle immediately sheds light over the table. Looking back at Kingswood is a pair of eyes, eyes which betrayed a human intelligence. The face they sat in, however, was simian. While the creature sitting opposite him held itself in a vaguely humanoid way, it was much more ape than man. It was wearing fairly standard human clothes, but they fitted uncomfortably- they seemed slightly too short in the arms. On the table in front of him was a pipe, emitting the smoke, and several rolls of parchment, as well as a few books.

The Ape smiled broadly, showing his teeth.

"You have no idea how tempting that is, but I'm currently trying to cut down"

He gestures towards the pipe.

"The smell keeps my mind off the drink. I'm also trying to cut down on that."

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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby willmhudson » Tue May 20, 2014 4:12 pm

Kingswood lifts up his mask slightly, and talks in a slightly hushed tone, which does little to betray his shock. He speaks as if they share a secret, even though they do not. The situation feels clandestine to him.

"Then I wont tease you with its aroma, Mr, errr, Vanara... Or is it Master Simian?"

He smiles, slightly. Then, shaking off the strangeness of the encounter, briskly takes a seat next to the strange gentleman.

"I'm sorry, that was rude, its Corrigan if i've read your sign correctly..."

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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Thom » Tue May 20, 2014 4:39 pm

Corrigan smiles a polite, but weary smile.

"At least you didn't show your ignorance by going directly for monkey. You wouldn't believe the number of people out there who don't know the difference between an Ape and a Monkey" He pauses for a moment "Actually you probably would..."

He takes a long breath, inhaling some of the smoke curling around his head.

"Yes, I'm Corrigan" He suddenly smiles as he takes in what had been said, "You read the sign? Brilliant. That means it was worth the money. I couldn't even be sure what it said..."

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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Stevie » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:19 pm

**The door opens to an average build Serkanian man mumbling under his breath**

"Never again... never again. Demons, rain... complete lack of shields... What was I thinking."

**The man throws off his large Serkanian robes and it becomes apparent that he is anything but Serkanian. A light grey stripe across his eyes with gold flecks reveals his Fey markings. Dragging a small sack he makes a beeline for the bar.**

"Whiskey please.. and uh.. myabe a room. I'll get back to you on that."

**Taking a slow, measured sip from his whiskey he scans the room lazily looking for any familiar faces. Surprised to see one, he heads over to the dimly lit table.**

"Well, there's a face I didn't expect to see. Kingswood, good to see you."

**He nods at the drinking compainon**

"I'm Damn, nice to meet you. Mind if I sit?"

**Damn sits down without really waiting for a response.**

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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Luke » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:44 am

Before one can be given the tavern door swings open, straining its hinges and casting the strong light of the only remaining moon into the establishment. The offender was a boot, or rather the person it was attached to. Four men, whose appearance could only be described by the words "brutish" or even "stupid", yes, that was the most accurate certainly, strode confidently into the room.

"There they are!" said the first, pointing towards the group "get the monkey, and the fairy bastard!". Weapons, of course, were brandished, a wooded club, a pitchfork and a torch from the wall.
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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Luke » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:53 am

"STAND DOWN goodmen." the firm voice belonged to a fifth man, much shorter than the others. He had walked into the room quietly, but now he had announced his presence it was obvious by the way the men reacted that he held some power. A small shield shaped pin on his tunic, brass perhaps, proved it. A local lawbringer.

The men paused for a moment.

"Strangers," he was addressing the heroes now, "you are under arrest for the murder of a goodwoman. By the law of the Haran, elected by the people you are to be taken into custody and tried by local jury - you may come peacefully, in chains, or I will let these men bring you to my jail themselves."

he carried no weapons, just a set of scrolls in one hand.

"ive dealt with heroes a lot in my line of work. I know you can talk for Velmaneth, and cheat your way past an elf, but I will make it clear, I am NOT in the mood for chit chat."

the tavern is silent, hanging in the evening air, and light of the moon.
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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Stevie » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:12 am

**Damn sighs, turning to Kingswood**

(hushed) "I promise you it wasn't me... (to the lawman) Look, I don't know who you are.. but I just got back here, I have only just settled down to enjoy this lovely whiskey and I am not in the mood for fuckery.

So, in the following order.

1.) Who are you?
2.) Where's the specific warrant for my arrest?
3.) Who has been murdered?

Now, I by all means intend to comply with your request here, so long as I can quickly peruse that warrant. As you know, aside from our numerous talents regarding verboseness and trickery heroes also have an innate ability to cause all manner of accidents where nameless lawmen are concerned. I'm sure we would all like to avoid that."


**Two hands slip down to Damns sides under the table**

(OOC: Assassins Eye on the leader dude.)

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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Luke » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:48 am

(10 hits)

"I am Lawbringer Tenem. I have been Lawbringer here for six years. The warrant is here."
He held up a scroll, "It doesn't have your name, it doesn't need to. As Lawbringer I am within my rights to apprehend any suspects of a case of murder. Fey magic has been found at the scene, and an Ape was sighted." He took a breath. "The girl, as perhaps you know, is Wren, daughter of farmer Bill. These are his sons, over eager I will admit, but they won't hurt you if I don't tell them."

He sighed, obviously tired from the investigations.

"I am not saying you have done it, that isn't for me to decide, but I must do my job and obey the laws you agreed to upon entering this land. I don't want to make you an outlaw son, I want justice. If you are innocent, then you have nothing to worry about."

The men are clearly becoming agitated, glancing left and right between Damn and the Lawbringer.

"So gentlemen" addressing the heroes still, "as I said, no chit chat."
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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Stevie » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:00 am

"Hmm.. well, seems reasonable."

**Damns sides relax, he finishes his whiskey and stands up**

"At this point I am happily submitting myself for questioning to assist with your enquiries. I imagine I am not yet being charged, as it is a rather tenuous link you have there. Chains won't be necessary and I won't be looking to relinquish any of my possessions. (taking a more solemn tone) Sons of Bill, I am sorry for your loss."

**Looking back to the table**

"Well... coming?"

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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Luke » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:40 am

"Thanks son, weapons go in lock up at the office. That isn't negotiable." The man said, obviously relaxing a little.

"Boys, we're gunna walk these men to my house. No messing around.", the men seemed confused and slightly disappointed but didn't argue. One ran through the door and past the sheriff.

"Hurry now Heroes, the way things are going I think my office is safer than this tavern. Wren was a popular girl, folks are pretty riled up."
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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Thom » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:01 pm

Well, I can't be the only ape around...

Okay, fine. I'll come relatively quietly. Judging by the way Damn can talk you probably won't need my at all though...

He stands awkwardly, hunched over, and moves forward.

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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Stevie » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:16 pm

"Tell you what, I don't like messing around with protocol, but my weapons are the tools of my trade. They are very precious to me.

Now if they need to be locked up I am going to need a receipt written up by your office, guaranteeing their return or Rava to that effect should they go missing during that time. The insurance upon them would have to be to the tune of about 200 Rava, give or take.

Is that something you can issue, because if not I am going to have refuse the request to come to your office and instead ask to be taken to the main holding office in Sanga where the safety of my valuables can be guaranteed, I was heading that way anyway, so it's not an issue for me to travel."

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Re: The Blue Horn, A Tavern

Postby Luke » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:28 pm

"Son. I ain't arguing. You'll get your things back, I'm not a thief. Now I don't want to have to shut you up forcefully, but I will, and it's in my rights to do so."

Assuming the men agree, he begins to walk to the door with them in tow.
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