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[–] 6644242? [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Glad to hear it! I definitely needed to know where all the artifacts were hidden if I was to guide the group. I needed that info if I were to talk to the keepers (who would know and maybe tell me what you just wrote). Does the bot that decides if an action happens still work? I think, as a Dendra, Silvano has a pretty good opportunity of making the Keepers talk...

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Pervius felt a little out of place at this meeting. He was the only one of his race, the Merth, and it seemed that from the strange looks he was not particularly welcome either. The evil races created by the death god were universally disliked for malevolence and mischief. But those were old stereotypes. While it was true that many Merth still worshiped Desporus, or even adorned the sadistic garb of the Death Cult, most were too lazy to care or follow those old practices. He carefully watched the Dendra, as they eyed him suspiciously. They did not make great targets for pick-pocketing, they were too self-obsessed to even consider the wonderful beauty of material wealth. They didn't carry much money if any on them. The others here though, were ripe for the picking.

Pirates and bandits in poorly-made outfits of some adventurers guild, trying to add some legitimacy to their cause. Some of them were loaded with gold, and clearly lived outside cities too long to know how to hide it. Pervius made his rounds and collected a few trinkets off them while exchanging pleasantries or complementing their weapons. Then he came across a face he did recognize. An old pirate that used to pay Pervius as a child to keep a lookout for city guards.

"Thragos!" Pervius called out.

"Eh?" Thragos turned around slowly.

"Thragos, its me Pervius!"

"Eh. Good for you, you aren't dead, yet." Thragos scoffed. The pirate band around Thragos tightened around Pervius.

"Of course, I'm not. So what do you say, old pirate pal, why are you here?" Pervius said, elbowing one of the pirates that got close in the gut.

"I'm saying keep your mouth shut. We are an adventuring league now. Just like you are whatever you are, not a thief or whatever." Thragos said quietly but angrily.

"Are you trying to rough me up, Thragos?" Pervius laughed, pushing away another pirate that got close.

"Don't call me that around here... you fucking urchin."

"As I remember Thragos the pirate, you owe me for my watch the last day I saw you, and that was 12 years ago. With interest that would be..."

One of the pirates charged Pervius. Pervius quickly pulled to the side and hit him with the pole of his halberd.

"Now, now Thragos, I think its time you retire. Your little band needs new leadership, how about me?"

By now a small group of bystanders gathered to watch. Pervius's crimson red hair glittered like fire in the setting sun. Thragos looked around angrily, then unsheathed his cutlass. "I'll fucking cut you to bits." Pervius twirled his halberd. The bystanders made a small clearing. Thragos charged and Pervius skillfully swooped, then stabbed him in the leg with the halberd. The crowd started to roar. "HALT! STOP FIGHTING!" but no one was willing to join the fray.

Thragos stumbled up then swung his cutlass at Pervius with determination. Pervius hopped back and unclipped the crossbow from his back. "Fight with your weapon, coward!" Thragos roared, hobbling towards him. "This IS a weapon" Pervius quipped, then put him out of his misery. The crowd was shocked. A completely dishonorable victory. But they were more angry that a fight broke out. Pervius amdist all this, calmly walked over to the captain's cutlass and hooked it to his belt. The pirate band eyed him down at first, but then quickly made a sign of allegience under their cloaks. Pervius nodded, then turned to the fuming Dendra glooming over him.

"Oops....?" He said jokingly.

I don't know which Dendra you want to be responsible for dealing with this troublemaker. ;)

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[–] 6648711? [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Silvano hid his smirk from the others by sipping more Klah from his stoneware mug. Gymn looked thoroughly unimpressed, and merely shrugged before going back to his meal. Sal and his healers were simply horrified, and Silvano in the form of Rhyt Sporebare-Pommeson heard several whispers of barbarians across the crowd. The youngsters who had been delivery food and filling Klah mugs carried the body of Thragos the ex-pirate away on a gurney. Silvano knew that the blood would be drained into the city’s community compost heap, Thragos’ belongings would be kept in a communal shelter for travelers, and the body would be buried somewhere far to the edge of the forest. This Pervius creature had already rid their group of one trouble maker, but would need to be discouraged from causing more distress among the others.

It surprised Silvano, and he knew the rest of the Dendra witnesses were surprised also, that the joy-inducing characteristics of Gold Leaf had quite a different effect on the Merth. These creatures found joy in mischief and murder, and Pervius was already giddy with it. They would need to quickly make their way East out of the City’s center.

It was the Dendra from the Rose Forest who swept between the looming crowd of Gold Lead inhabitants and Pervius, the newfound leader of the “adventurer’s gang.” The Merth’s amused attitude towards whole situation left the Dendra quite unsure of what steps to take. Murder was, of course, illegal, but they had seldom needed to enforce any such laws within their borders. Most looked to Rhyt, who would be leading their expedition, for some type of indication as to what they should do next. He set his cup down and approached the gang.

“Pervius the Merth, I’ve heard much about you.” Rhyt greeted him with the formal hand gestures of the Dendra of Gold Leaf.

“Oh Golden Dendra of Gold Leaf, I have heard much of your fair city, and I want to say: you’re welcome! It is Merth culture to defend one’s honor from a thief!”

The creature’s facial features were so alien to him, he was unsure what exact feeling the creature was expressing, but it seemed like sarcasm. Pervius continued with a giggle, “Thragos will no longer be a burden to myself, or to others, and I am honored to have completed this task for you and the enlightened inhabitants of your city!” The creature bowed deeply. Rhyt lifted and eyebrow and looked to the others. None of the Dendra were believing the act, but some of the others weren’t so sure. Thragos had, after all, escalated the situation from verbal banter to physical violence.

“Pervius, as a guest to our fine city and to our laws, we will accept that you saw this act as a gesture of kindness, but be warned: murder is illegal within our forest and under our laws, and any more killing of the members of this party will be severely punished. All those who stand before you are now your brothers and sisters, and we share a common goal. We will rid Ebos of this everlasting winter. Will you pledge your unyielding support to our cause?”

Pervius became still and a serious look spread across his face. “Aye.”

The odd group of mismatched companions finished their meals together in the clearing before The House Elders came to see them off. They would leave Gold Leaf from the East entrance, and speak to a Forest Keeper before making their way to the Wrangled Forest and their neighbors the Flitt.

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[–] 6606634? [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wait, did we ever create the Merth? I think it's time for a Creation Post, SV and all! Gotta know what I'm writing about here...

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[–] 6606611? [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm dying!!! Hahahaha. Will write soon

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[–] pwn 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Whoaaaaaaaaaaa, is this subverse happening again?

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[–] 6595964? [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I finally have a little time, so I'm writing some stories with Mar'dy, and anyone else who wants to jump in!!

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[–] pwn 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't know exactly how the 'verse works. Is there a full or complete guide to this anywhere?

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[–] 6585954? [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

@Dumb_Comment_Bot Pervius, bro @sylcai Pinging the God of Weather

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[–] 6595991? [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Maybe it's @silvester?

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