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Re: The Smiling Ace Casino - Place down some chips and play!

Postby Zpade » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:14 am

"A month's time at sea is a bit farther than 'this area of the country' do you not think?" Zpade answered the man, somewhat as if he had been in the conversation. Zpade took a gulp of ale, burping as he placed it back to its original spot. "My people call their island and home Fenikkuko. It is cold there, but one enjoys the mighty breeze it gives way to. Perhaps if I can figure out its exact location, I ca-"

Zpade began to cough violently, interrupting his trail of words. He clutched his right side as this occurred; minuscule drops of blood could be seen where he had coughed. Clearly something inflicted his well being.
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Re: The Smiling Ace Casino - Place down some chips and play!

Postby Changamer1000 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:29 pm

"Are you all right?" Chan said, frowning slightly at the drops of blood. "Are you sick?"

Chan mixed the cocoa beans with his milk, and sipped slightly, liking the sweet taste. He frowned at Zpade. From the looks of it, he was poisoned or sick. 'I wonder what's wrong?' he thought.
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Re: The Smiling Ace Casino - Place down some chips and play!

Postby oliver » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:01 pm

"Hah!" The stranger snorted at Zpade.

The slightly absent-minded man had been unfocused when Zpade coughed, therefore he hadn't noticed that the coughing had been so vivid. So naturally he started talking as if something had just gotten stuck in Zpade's throat.


"You're right, "this area of the country" is a relative term. A month's travel might be fatiguing for you, but a month away is not much longer than my home city, Eladium, and I'd say it is a part of this country. It all depends on which way you're heading, doesn't it? But with that said, yes, Fenikkuko doesn't sound as anything from this region. I'm sure you'll be able to get home though. I know there's a rather large market town north of here, and if I'm not mistaken they have some quite good trading connections with the countries overseas."
The wrinkled man smiled encouraging, so the whole of his green eyes was covered by a thin layer of skin.

When Chan then appointed the blood Zpade had coughed, the stranger jumped surprised back in his chair, and had fallen off if he had not grasped for the panel on the bar with his old sinewy hands. Quite confused he got an overview of the situation and as he got his nerves under control he stack his hands down a large pocket and rummaged around after something.


"Hmm, not there! Where would it then be?"

He took his hands up from the pocket and fumbled through a few small bags hanging from his belt

Hmm, maybe here? Hmm, no, not here either!

He stopped looking for the item for a second and changed his focus to Zpade.
"May I ask what's wrong with you? It seems quite bad!"

Then without waiting for an answer he started digging through another pocket
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Re: The Smiling Ace Casino - Place down some chips and play!

Postby Zpade » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:23 am

Zpade shook his head around a little, stopping as he put his left hand over it. His right hand moved up his side, and winced when it came into contact with the rib cage area.

"I did not think it was this bad," Zpade growled, voice shaking. "I will tell you both what pains me, but allow me a moment."

He quickly reached into his robes, fast for someone in seemingly terrible pain. He pulled a clean handkerchief, silk like the other with the cocoa beans, and cleaned up his own little mess of blood.

As Zpade cleaned, he spoke. "About two days ago, I was assaulted by bandits. I think four? Five? No, four. They came about quickly from the nearby brush, demanding a diamond I held and was observing prior, along with anything of value I have. I simply answered, 'No'. They charged immediately, three with swords, the other with a club. Next thing I remember, I had slain the three sword-wielding bandits, more quickly than I thought possible, even for me!" He paused, as if remembering something. "Then... I had a horrible feeling wash over me. The truth is, those three were the first beings I had ever killed. I hear that happens to those that take a first life often."

He took a sip of ale, then continued.

"It was then when the fourth bandit took a swing with that dirty club of his; it made powerful contact with my right side and sent me off a few paces. Good fortune my sword was pointing his way when that happened. The oaf stabbed himself with it!"

Zpade coughed a little as he made a large pause, likely awaiting questions.
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Re: The Smiling Ace Casino - Place down some chips and play!

Postby gigyas6 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:34 am

Lenna looked over.
"Taking a life is never easy for someone in good morale standing."
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"Do you mind if I take a look at that wound?"
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Postby Joehonsen » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:13 am

Acertop hears the story that the wounded traveller told and laughs to himself that the fourth guy pretty much stabbed himself. He then looks back at the bartender and asks if he is ever going to get his ale in this lifetime.
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Re: The Smiling Ace Casino - Place down some chips and play!

Postby oliver » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:03 pm

The robed man grunted angrily when Zpade told about the assault, and when Zpade ended his story, the stranger exclaimed

"hah! It doesn't suprise me, it wouldn't even suprise me if it was the same guards who's hired to protect you, that assaulted you. After Lord Ashley's death, his two sons have struggled for control over this region. The last few weeks, you haven't been able to trust anyone; the guards have never been as corrupt as now. Most of them has taken service under the local bandit lord "Ondur knightbane". He's the one superior on men after the two lords armies' clashed under "The Golden Bridge"! I tell you, from what I've heard it was the most bloody battle since "The battle for Woven Rock"! But anyways, with the two lordlings' armies destroyed, it's only a matter of time before Ondur's men starts ravaging the fishing villages, and as most of the guard's families lives from farming or fishing, a lot of the guards have sought service in Ondur's army" in return for their family's protection"

The man Sighed.

"It is a sad tale, but true nevertheless! You see, this whole tragedy is actually the reason I'm here, I'm one of the king's chancellors, and I specifically am the one keeping track of the political situations of the kingdom, and this whole problem is rather political one must say. I fear, that if I cannot get the two lords to re-unite and find a solution it may come to open war, and we'll have to send in external forces to get this situation under control! But enough of all these sad tales, tonight is not the time for these topics. I'm just an old man, and old men's talking can be rather soporific! Let's instead tend to those wounds shall we?"

The robed man once again took a small leather bag up from his belt, but this time he emptied it's contens over the counter. From one moment to another the counter went from being a decent quality wood piece, to a small mountain of all sorts of items. The man lightly shoved two bones engraved with runes away and took up a bottle filled with a thick white oinment and small chunks of yellow gel. He also pulled up another bottle filled with a yellow substance, and two luminous bins with a light pink cream glowing with a blue light. Now he pulled an old bandage out through all the cloth that formed his robe and started to smear all his potions and oinments into the cloth dressing. Then he turned over to Zpade with his remedies.

"Are you ready? You should pull up your shirt. Oh, and by the way, my name is Antdious, actually it's Oliver Antodious, but most people just call me Antodious. I thought that if something went terribly wrong it would be nice to know the name of the person who killed you, just old formalities"

Antodious then proceeded to apply his potion to the bandage as if nothing had happened
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Re: The Smiling Ace Casino - Place down some chips and play!

Postby Changamer1000 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:31 am

"A pity, I wonder how killing someone must feel?"

Before he could say anything else, the others started to tend to Zpade's wounds. Now that he was taken care of, Chan drained his cup of chocolate milk, and called to the bartender to order some food.

"Waiter, get me some cow steak, bloody rare. And while you're at it, get me some of your world-famous Elven Medleys."
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Re: The Smiling Ace Casino - Place down some chips and play!

Postby Zpade » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:33 am

"I... suppose I can allow that." Zpade said to Antodius.

He shifted his robes to reveal his undershirt, white and silky to the touch; the right side, however, was stained in aged blood. Indeed his wound was a nasty one as he lifted it up; partially recovered, although the wound itself was a bit open. Evidently a handful of splinters could be seen etched into the open areas.

Zpade abruptly roared with laughter. "Red raven's tongue! That looks terrible! Hard to conceive a wound like that would hurt li-"

He began to cough again, squeezing his fists. Truly a stubborn bastard, Zpade is.

"I believe I heard someone ask about taking a life. I must say it does not feel pleasant to me, since there is potential in every living creature to make a brighter day for someone else. At least I think so."

Zpade held his fists as tightly as he could, awaiting Antodius's treatment.
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Re: The Smiling Ace Casino - Place down some chips and play!

Postby Krazyguy75 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:22 am

Krazyguy75 stood up, saying, "Shit, look at the time. Gotta get traveling again."

"Excuse me, I must get going," he said as he weaved through the current traffic.

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