Support the GITP forums on Patreon
Help support GITP's forums (and ongoing server maintenance) via Patreon
Page 20 of 20 FirstFirst ... 1011121314151617181920
Results 571 to 600 of 600
  1. - Top - End - #571
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    House Esmerena

    "Me? A dragon? How would I even- well I guess Nahira could do it but I don't think she'd want to. Um. Would you still want me to be round?" he chuckles.
    "I guess if you become a dragon I'd basically be teddy-bear sized to you. That said, she just compared him to someone that she was with. So...does that mean he's with her now?
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  2. - Top - End - #572
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    House Esmerena

    "There's got to be some magic that could do it. I have a few draconic relics in my hoard that might work." Aethii muses. "I don't know if you'd still be round. That's something we'd have to find out." She sizes him up when he makes the teddy bear comment. "That seems right. You'd be about that size. Maybe a little large."
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

  3. - Top - End - #573
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    [House Esmerena]

    ”Well, I mean. You definitely don’t have to use powerful ancient relics just to see if I’d look good with wings.”
    He can’t help it. He giggles a little at the idea of a dragon knowing what a teddy bear is. And holding one.
    Even if in this context, said bear would be him.
    ”Well, I would be glad my size would be good for something: you being able to pick me up easily without getting crushed.”
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  4. - Top - End - #574
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    House Esmerena

    "I don't have to, but what if I want to? Besides, it's not like I use them for anything." Aethii laughs. "I'm sure your size is good for something else. Looking powerful, at the very least."
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

  5. - Top - End - #575
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    House Esmerena

    Edgar chuckles.
    ”Well, after dinner maybe we can visit your place, then.”
    At her other comment, he goes back to looking down at himself.
    ”Do I look powerful, though? I don’t really have any muscle. My strength is all supernatural. What if I just look huge and lazy?” He feels powerful but he isn’t sure if other people see it that way.
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  6. - Top - End - #576
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    House Esmerena

    "You're not going to give me a chance to tidy it up first?" Aethii jokes. She looks at Edgar with some concern. He's just really stuck on thinking about his weight, isn't he? "You walk around as if you weigh nothing at all. As soon as someone sees you take a step, they know you can't be lazy."
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

  7. - Top - End - #577
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    House Esmerena

    Edgar looks around before slumping, hunching over.
    "Well, it's- it's sort of- kinda-
    Ugh. Everything about this is what I've always wanted."
    he says, giving his middle a light jab.
    "I've wanted to sit around dressed in gold and whatever I want doing as little as possible getting fat with great food and riches brought in front of me. But I feel like...
    Like I got skipped to the end goal without any of the middle parts. Suddenly I'm the fat count decked out in jewels but I don't know how to...be that. I didn't get the time to be comfortable turning into him because it happened in five seconds instead of five decades."
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  8. - Top - End - #578
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    House Esmerena

    "I see, I think. You've gotten everything without the hard work, so you haven't had time to grow into those shoes. But you will. Don't worry about making mistakes, everyone has to at some point." Aethii is clearly thinking of one of her mistakes in the past, because she suddenly looks embarrassed.
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

  9. - Top - End - #579
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    House Esmerena

    "I dunno, maybe I'd feel less weird about being huge if I like, grew that big myself instead of just sort of..." Instead of Nahira making him that was near-instantly like a beach ball.
    "But I guess it's how I am now so whatever. And uh. If you say that you like me how I am right now that's good enough for me if we're uh. Gonna be. Uh." Edgar stammers.
    "A thing."
    That's what "with" means, right?
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  10. - Top - End - #580
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    House Esmerena

    By now, Aethii is completely done with her food. "We can be a 'thing,' if that's what you want." It sounds like she wants it too. Over there, a waiter is handing a bill to another group of customers. The question of their own bill hasn't been resolved yet, has it?
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

  11. - Top - End - #581
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    [House Esmerena]

    "Guess it's settled, then." Edgar smiles. He also glances around the room, looking for Pride. She did set this up.
    "Well, that also means it's your call where you wanna go after dinner. We could get dessert for the road?" he suggests.
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  12. - Top - End - #582
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    House Esmerena

    "Dessert would be great. Then we can head to my den to see about getting you a nice dragon shape!" When Edgar looks for Pride, he'll spot her. She gives a cheerful wave and a thumbs up as if to say that he's doing great, and she's taking care of the business end of things.
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

  13. - Top - End - #583
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    House Esmerena

    Edgar nods energetically.
    "Waiter? How about we get two pieces of pie for the road?"

    Presumably after a few moments, Edgar and Aethii will be presented with two warm slices of pie in little styrofoam tins and ushered back to the carriage where Pride is waiting for instructions on where exactly Aethii's address is.
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  14. - Top - End - #584
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    House Esmerena -> Dragon's Mountain

    Pies in hand, the couple board the carriage which ascends into the mountains. Eventually, they arrive at a cave. The looming entrance is far larger than even Edgar. "Here we are! Home sweet home!" Aethii hops out of the carriage and gives a sweeping gesture at the mouth of the cavern.
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

  15. - Top - End - #585
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    Dragon’s Mountain

    Edgar nods, wiping pie crumbs from his whiskers.
    ”So, do you need me to wait outside while you clean up?” he jokes.
    He wonders if dragon lairs smell. Dragons are known for eating weird things and sitting around a lot.
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  16. - Top - End - #586
    Halfling in the Playground
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Unknown
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    [Fort Aegis]

    In the fort / spa / underground kobold cave that is more-or-less Sylvess's lair, life is peaceful.

    The kobolds are steadily learning their trade.

    The fort has a couple more permanent residents in the form of Sam and his cat.

    And atop his clutch of eggs, Sylvess naps.

    Yes, all is quiet and cal-

    "SPAAAAAKOOOOO! HEEEEEEEELP!"

    ...all was quite and calm, at least, up until a moment ago.
    Last edited by Gnrlshrimp; 2020-11-26 at 06:18 PM.
    Before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.

  17. - Top - End - #587
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    Fort Aegis

    There’s a cry, and a crash, and then a shiny kobold bursts into the lair brandishing a burning-hot blade.
    ”What is it? What’s going on? Are the eggs under attack?” Spako stammers, glancing around the room.
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  18. - Top - End - #588
    Halfling in the Playground
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Unknown
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    [Fort Aegis]

    There's a quiet "eep" from Sylvess at the sight of sharp stabby thing, but thankfully paternal instincts are strong enough to override his tendency to jump onto the nearest wall when feeling threatened.

    "O-oh, um, n-no. No, Spako, the eggs are fine. I-I mean, I think they're fine. I-I just felt one of them shaking a-and that made me panic because they're not supposed to shake. Um, unless they are?"
    Before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.

  19. - Top - End - #589
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    Fort Aegis

    Spako blinks. Puts his sword away. Stares.
    Spako wraps himself in his wings and opens them in full dragon form.
    ”Sylvess they’re supposed to do that when they’re...done.”
    You know like...done.
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  20. - Top - End - #590
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    Dragon's Mountain

    Aethii shrugs noncommittally. "If you want? It's not all that important to me." She walks into the cave entrance. "Coming?" She beckons with her wings.
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

  21. - Top - End - #591
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    [Dragon Mountain]

    Edgar grins. "That was a joke. Let's go." He follows her into the lair.
    Honestly, he expects it to either be really messy or really ritzy. There have to be servants at least, since she mentioned those.
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  22. - Top - End - #592
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    Dragon Mountain

    The pair enter the cave. The walls are hewn roughly from the stone, but once they get past the entryway, there are periodic niches, above human head height (but not Edgar's) where shiny treasures are displayed. A servant rushes up to them, nervously asking if there's anything that Aethii needs. She waves him away. "The hoard is right over here. The artifact I'm looking for should be in there somewhere."
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

  23. - Top - End - #593
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    [Dragon Mountain]

    Hm. Very simple. Interesting; he had expected Aethii to be more extravagant. Perhaps she's more humble than other dragons. Or she just prefers simpler aesthetics.
    "So uh, what exactly is this thing? Because we really don't have to be tinkering with elder magics just on my account." Edgar tells her as he pads behind her. As usual, Edgar makes amazingly little sound as he moves.
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  24. - Top - End - #594
    Halfling in the Playground
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Unknown
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathkeeper View Post
    Fort Aegis

    Spako blinks. Puts his sword away. Stares.
    Spako wraps himself in his wings and opens them in full dragon form.
    ”Sylvess they’re supposed to do that when they’re...done.”
    You know like...done.
    [Fort Aegis]

    It takes Sylvess a disappointing amount of time to catch on to Spako's meaning.

    But for someone used to Sylvess, such as Spako, it's probably about exactly as long as he'd expect for Sylvess to figure it out.

    "W-w-wait, what, really? A-a-already? I-i-it hasn't...it hasn't been that long, has it?" He asks, fidgeting nervously. He shuffles back to expose the eggs slightly more, wrapping his tail around them and staring down at them.

    As if on cue, one of the eggs wiggles slightly.

    "...Spako, I-I may not look like I'm panicking right now since I-I'm still here a-and not on a wall or something, but I'm panicking quite a lot. What do I do?"
    Before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.

  25. - Top - End - #595
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    Fort Aegis

    Spako’s response is to lean his head out of the cave and shout.
    ”Kubo!”
    A maroon Kobold in a Fort Aegis Spa & Resort uniform hustles into sight.
    “Yes, Masters?”
    ”We’re not your masters, Kubo. But enough of that. We’ve got tap-tap-tapping.”
    The Kobold stares at him.
    ”The eggs. The eggs are tapping.”
    Kubo lets out an excited cry and dashes off. Spako returns to Sylvess.

    ”Hatchlings tend to hatch, and then do some combination of sleep and squawk for food. It’s customary to have some soft meat on hand for hatchlings.” he explains.
    ”All you have to do is watch. Don’t help unless they get part of the way through and get stuck. If they’re not ready they won’t break the shell. Oh and keep them separated for a bit after hatching. Sometimes they get bitey.”
    Sylvess might, but probably won’t, put together that Sylvess only has experience with kobold hatchlings and is bluffing very hard to pretend that everything will transfer over and be applicable.
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  26. - Top - End - #596
    Halfling in the Playground
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Unknown
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    [Fort Aegis]

    Sylvess's eyes widen as Spako starts issuing instructions. He cranes his neck forward, trying his best to take it all in.

    "I-If you know it all so well, Spako, m-maybe you should-" He pauses and shuffles over, "I-I mean we should both be here anyway, b-but maybe you should, um, take the lead in watching a-and helping if they need it?"

    There's a little bit of hesitancy in his voice (well, more than usual) as if he wants to question at least part of Spako's instructions, but seems reluctant to do so.

    Sylvess just has vague knowledge from back in the early days when he was being taught by his caretakers. Clearly Spako's been doing some studying and preparation for this!

    "Does it, um, take long? I-I mean only one or maybe two of the eggs has moved so far."
    Before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.

  27. - Top - End - #597
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    Fort Aegis

    Spako blinks.
    "I have no idea! I've never observed a dragon hatching."
    He looks down at the eggs.
    "We're doing this together, Sylvess. Besides, it's not like it's possible to take the lead on watching eggs hatch anyway." He stares at the occasional movement.
    "We could be here a while. It's not like we could have asked anyone what to do with this crazy mixing of bloodlines."
    You can't exactly go on the internet and look for the hatching times of gold/silver/copper/brass/bird dragons.
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  28. - Top - End - #598
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    Dragon Mountain

    "It's a hollow bone rod, about, uh, yay long?" She laughs when Edgar once again protests the use of ancient magics for entertainment. "It'll be fun! Here we are. Sorry about how, uh... Small it is." Now Aethii looks genuinely embarrassed as she opens a large stone door in the wall. It opens onto a large room, with a pile of treasure. To human standards, it's a huge pile, of course, but apparently to Aethii it's small.
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

  29. - Top - End - #599
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Deathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    Dragon Mountain

    Edgar blinks.
    "Uh. Aethii? That's...that's bigger than me. Anything bigger than me is not small." Edgar walks around the room looking for any interesting baubles. Or big plush seats. Edgar really likes big plush seats.
    Last edited by Deathkeeper; Yesterday at 11:09 PM.
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  30. - Top - End - #600
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    bc56's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Home 26: Rooms to let, fifty cents

    Dragon Mountain

    "No, it's... You wouldn't understand." There aren't any chairs, but there are baubles aplenty of all sorts. Crystal beads, gold and silver statuettes, jeweled drinking vessels, and lots of coins. "Help me search for it. For some reason it's harder to find things when I'm like this." In human form, Aethii doesn't have a dragon's perfect recall about her hoard, apparently.
    Awesome avatar (Kothar, paladin of Tlacua) by Linkele!

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.i.46
    'Tis the time's plague, when madmen lead the blind.
    My Nexus characters

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •