This last week I decided to revisit some of my old friends in SL Gor.
It has been almost two years since the Tavern Fire storyline that preceded my departure from the Gor RP community, but I hadn’t cut ties completely. I’d kept a few good friends on my list and remained in a small number of inworld groups on mute.
The events described happened over the space of roughly a week but have been re-arranged and summarised for easier reading.
As a brief recap, I had left one community where I had run a large tavern, which accidentally burnt down one night.
I moved to different forest location where I took up residence in an outpost hill fort,from where I became a roaming trader. This got extremely hard work and just not fun anymore, so just stopped going there or any other SL Gor places.
My story resumes with my return not immediately to the fort, but to the nearby camp of my old friend, Dani.
I was, as expected, welcomed with open arms by Dani who was glad to see me after such a long time.
We sat and talked of old times and what I might do now. I would have been welcome there, but I prefer a proper bed and walls when I sleep these days, plus my complete ineptitude with weapons would make me a liability if the camp was attacked.
So I met with Sir Courgan who offered me a choice of two homes in the fort, being aware of my character history suggested maybe I could mind their local drinking establishment.
I chose one of the offered huts and promptly made it my own
Once I was settled into my new home I decided I needed to begin tracking down my old friends and acquaintances ICly.
(Meaning while I could look them up in SL and see from profiles which bands or affiliations they were now part of, in RP terms my Character didn’t know these things, so I needed to find out.)
I thought a starting point would be to ask Dani what she could tell me, so another trip into the woods was required.
When I was leaving the fort I found an unusual scene at the bottom of the hill, a group of Dani’s huntresses gathered around a man on the floor. I recognised the man as a former acquaintance by the name of Castor. (I really wish I’d remembered to get a snapshot of this amusing scene, but alas no.)
I thought he might appreciate my aid and be of use to have around if running the tavern so I bartered for him, a cheap bottle of ka-la-na wine and he was mine. I left him at my hut in the fort an continued on my way.
On my arrival I was met by rather agitated Dani.
She informed me that one of the women was “going a little nuts and hearing voices”. I admitted this was well beyond my rudimentary first aid skills, but I had seen a well-known healer by the name of Sigmond in the area and said I would mention it if I saw him.
I then had a pleasant chat with Dani while another huntress listened drinking her morning cup of black wine (gorean coffee). However Dani didn’t have much information for me and the visit was cut short by an intruder in the forest and I was safely escorted back to the village none the wiser about the location of any of my old friends.
I met up with the physician, Sigmond, a couple of times over the following days
I told him of the sick panther girl as I told Dani I would, one of the huntresses even dared to enter the village to give him some more detailed information, although she claimed to have been hunting and following her prey.
Towards the end of the week the girl that was with Sir Courgan when I met him,by the name of Ame visited the Tavern. Keeping it clean and tidy is among her regular tasks apparently. While she was there a local warrior by the name of Sorin paid a brief visit long enough to make introductions.
In my further attempts to reconnect storylines with old friends I paid a visit to the Ikeri tribe that were my neighbors when I had my old tavern.
Their leader,Sky, my friend was not there at the time, but I met a pair of twins who assured me they would inform her of my visit.
Well those were the events of the week, which were fun to rp, I think there will be a bit more to come!
I heard from some of my older friends that I have yet to reunite with IC that things have changed a bit in my absence. Apparently the concept of IC info (like my character knowing where her friends are now) are concepts not often followed and not many are interested in long-running storylines. I hope this is a misconception or an exception, because I love a good story that runs for a while.
I’m going to stay around a little while longer and see how things play out. I hope roleplay here isn’t as dead as some are suggesting, but from what I’ve seen this week I’d say it’s still got a pulse!
If you want to read about my previous Gor history click HERE to read from the beginning.
Back in 2014 as part of a project exploring roleplay (RP) in SecondLife I visited a prison sim. I spent a little time there IC to get the feel of the place but didn’t like it much!
However I did make friends with one of the guards and we’ve remained friends since.
Recently we were catching up and she came up with a suggestion that I come and RP at the place she now does, Liddell Correctional Facility. The idea was that I might act as a freelance bounty-hunter, brought in to help bring back escapees. So we did an intro rp.
However before I could begin rp’ing there I first needed to put in an application to the Admin team. Part of which required writing an RP scenario for my chosen character role. I thought it would make a nice blog post, so here we go.
First here is part of the intro RP to set the scene:
[03:05:26] Ava Delaney opens the door and steps in confidently
[03:06:12] Megan Sandalwood-Sommers looks at the woman and smiles, politely “Ms Delaney?”
[03:08:08] Ava Delaney nods “yes, that’s me” smile slightly at her friends formality
[03:08:31] Megan Sandalwood-Sommers nods her head and says “Megan Sommers, I’m the Corrections Sergeant who the Warden might have mentioned when you spoke with her on the phone. I thought we might go somewhere more…informal”
[03:09:55] Ava Delaney: Yes, that would be preferrable I’m sure.
[03:10:31] Ava Delaney pats her bulging hip “I’m guessing you’ll want to take this?”
[03:11:48] Ava Delaney opens the jacket slightly to show the pistol handle and a badge that’s hard to identify with a glance
[03:14:42] Megan Sandalwood-Sommers : “I thought we could head across the road, the Warden confirmed to me it would be fine…somewhere discreet…I’l you’ll allow me”. She moves to the door and opens it
((we moved across to the club building opposite))
[03:16:32] Ava Delaney sits and stretches her legs out putting her feet up on the table
[03:16:45] Ava Delaney: good to see you my old friend
[03:17:20] Megan Sandalwood-Sommers indicates the sofa, and smiles, ordering a drink from the waiter “So, did they tell you what this job is about?”
[03:18:17] Ava Delaney: not specifically, no
[03:18:46] Ava Delaney: just that some “unconventional” methods may be required
[03:18:53] Megan Sandalwood-Sommers : “We need someone with some specialist skills, someone we’ve worked with before… Good with hardware, Good outdoors, so to speak. Resourceful…….”
[03:19:50] Megan Sandalwood-Sommers : “Now when they told me this, I thought of you, first…..”
[03:20:15] Ava Delaney: It does describe me quite well I guess
[03:20:19] Ava Delaney smiles
[03:22:06] Megan Sandalwood-Sommers smiles, quietly takes the drink offered by the waiter and looks at Ava “So we need someone available to us who can help with escapee recapture…. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s embarassing…..messy. And no one likes mess like that in the news, right?”
[03:23:59] Ava Delaney: Right. But obviously I can never guarantee it won’t be messy if they don’t want to play nice. But I do my best.
If you want to read the rest of full transcript click HERE.
And now my RP for the application:
Having received the file on the latest escapee I head across to the bar to sit and read through it. Having a habit of always wanting to know where the rear entrances of places are, I detour to glance down the alley at the side of the building and see it’s ajar. Either a member of staff wanting a smoke has left it open or someone wanted to try and enter unobserved.
I head down the alley to the door and glance through and notice it’s darker than it should be, someone has put out the lights at the back of the bar, so I draw my weapon and step through. There’s a door that must open next to the rear tables where I’d had my meeting with Sgt Sommers a few days previously.
So I slowly step up onto the end of the stage behind the curtains, a glance tells me the the main club is empty of civilians except a waiter and nudge the curtain just enough with my weapon to see into the corner, sure enough there’s someone in a jumpsuit stood in corner and the lights on the wall and nearest table are out. From their posture they’re watching the main room, not the rear, obviously taking a breather before making their next move, if they’ve even planned one.
I step out with my weapon raised aiming in their direction and cock it “I suggest you stay very still and raise your hands”
They move to open the door next to them and find it stuck on a bag of garbage I’d put in front of it from the alley. I shoot at the already damaged light next to their head.
“I said STAY STILL!” I say louder.
“Hey!” they yell “you can’t just shoot at me without warning!”
I reply “why not?” as I fire again finishing off the remnants of the lamp to keep them nervous as I walk swiftly towards them
“You’re the law, you have to obey rules” they say with a smug expression, which fades very quickly as I take the last steps to bring me face to face with them and put warm barrel of my gun against their forehead.
“Wrong guess” I say as I bring my knee up into their stomach and bring the butt of my gun against the side of their head as they fold and I step back and aim my gun at them in case they’d not gone out completely.
I glance over my shoulder as the main doors burst open and the real cops arrive. Clearly the waiter had been smart enough to call them rather than intervene. I raise my other hand holding up the warrant card the warden had issued me with and say to them “Ava Delaney, Department of Corrections deputy. Looks like I found some of your lost property.”
One of the officers shouts “Lower the gun Ma’am, I don’t know you”. I look at him and reply ” Someone point a gun at that piece of trash and I will”
Another officer has moved around by the tables and already done so “I am” they say.
I move my gun away from the escapee, pointing it at the ceiling and click the safety on so the officer can see me doing so and lower it and pass them the warrant for inspection. “It seems they hit their head while trying to open that door to escape”
I turn away from them holstering my gun and take a seat at a table and call over to the bar “Waiter! Tea for one, please!”
Note: At the time of publication I’m still waiting to hear from the Admin staff about my application(submitted mid November). However a number of inmates have actually escaped, on the day of publication. The timing was astonishingly coincidental.
Ava arrived at the venue for the Glitter & Gore festival she planned to attend, to find that the only accommodation left in the area was a very rundown hotel. Having checked in with the rather creepy desk clerk she follows the directions to deadliesther room, deciding it was best she not find out what was making the odd noises in the rooms she passed on the way. She notices the somewhat dubious condition of the fireplace but it’s too cold in the room without it lit, so she sleeps.
She is woken all too soon by the fire having apparently been in worse condition than she thought and was surrounded by flames, she opens the room door and exits the building via a window.
Cranky at having had too few hours daylight sleep and the nature of her waking, she looks up at the burning building. She notices her car has also caught light, but simply shrugs now she won’t have to torch the rust bucket herself for the insurance. Seeing a green light around the corner of the building she heads for it muttering “that is Not normal”.
She follows the light uphill into the woods behind the building
and follows the path and the light till she sees a graveyard.
Something large and furry lunges out of the dark towards her and into her path.
She raises a hand planting it on it’s chest and pushing it away, thinking it best not to harm the local denizens when not on her own territory. She flashes her fangs in it’s direction and continues on into the graveyard.
Ava is well aware that she is in fact the deadliest thing on the prowl tonight.
Entering the crypt in the graveyard she finds herself in a maze of tunnels,seeing again the green light Ava follows it to a room full of hanging cages.
Here the tunnels divide and she must explore them all to fin the way out, where she comes across several specters haunting the tunnels.
She also encounters one very large living inhabitant of the cave, a large spider
Ava retraces her steps and in the process finds what must have evidently been the former residence of the spider, clearly some had tried to keep it locked up.
Having found nothing but dead ends, Ava surmises that perhaps the spider is hiding or guarding something, which may include a way out. She returns to it’s cavern looking for a way past it and finds one, passing through a a very gory room, but the lack of cobwebs makes her think it’s not the spiders work.
She proceeds though to the next chamber finding a ritual space with a glowing pentagram on the floor
Beyond it she notices another phenomenon, presumably what the spell was used to create, a glowing portal.
Since she has run out of options for where else to go, she takes a breath and steps in.
After what feels like an eternity of falling, Ava lands in the middle of a cornfield, an unexpected place for such a means of transport would deliver someone,but at least she was out of the tunnels.
She wanders the different paths, finding various sights on the way
Finally one of the paths does not end with a confrontation with something un-dead or un-human and she finds a familiar face and a way out. (I’m not going to spoil it all!)
For more information about the Haunted Motel, read the blog by my dear friend Sheree Honeyflower HERE.
Back in May I blogged about arriving at the NeoVictoria (NeoVic) roleplay region. However despite my enthusiasm at having my backstory and character accepted, everything kinda stopped there. A combination of real-life and mismatched timezones meant I hadn’t even been able to rp my character (Misch) into the story, until recently.
This was rather different to previous rp I have done, in that the conversation is structured. Players must stay in conversation order, not typing a response to something until it’s your turn in the chat order. Which I found rather frustrating to begin with and also leads to big silences in local chat if someone is typing a long response. I have previously been used to typing responses straightaway, big gaps make me wonder if the person is even still at their keyboard or gone to make a snack. (Since sometimes you actually have that much time before it’s your turn to respond when using a chat order).
The advantage I found however was that this gave me time to compose appropriate responses to each participant in the conversation. The result however is that the more participants in the conversation, the longer the chat posts.
For example take a conversation involving 4 people. Player 1 makes a long post addressing all the other players, Player 2 makes a short post responding to the part that was relevant to them. If player 3 makes a short response to player 2, player 2 still has to wait until players 4&1 have posted before they can reply, regardless if the response would have been two words or two paragraphs in length. If player 4 then makes a long post addressing everyone, player 1 will definitely have had time to put the kettle on and come back with a cuppa before its their turn.
I’m sure it’ll get more of a habit and hopefully less frustrating as time goes on.
Anyway, onto what actually happened in the roleplay. Due to the length of some of the messages I won’t copy them all here, instead will give a descriptive summary:
I was seated in the empty tavern having a rest after my long journey from the wilds into the city. I glances out the window and see there a couple of people arrived in the town square outside.
I approached them slowly giving them chance to see me and to not appear to be a threat. One of them was a woman selling fresh pumpkins from a cart. The other appeared to be an odd creature, apparently Fae of some kind.
I said I was looking for somewhere to stay, they both offered up options.
The woman whose name was Annabelle said I could stay at the farm in exchange for helping out.The Fae’s offer was a lot more vague, clearly somewhere outdoors and given I had spent so long, until arriving at the city, in such circumstances I declined the offer.
I dropped various comments about preferring darkness and being stronger than I looked, in reference to my approved character traits. So by the end of the rp I was headed to the farm where I would have accommodation and a job maintaining the mushroom beds, on account of good night sight and a preference for dark places.
If you are interested in the full transcript by Jhaesoph Foxdale you can read it here.
I love Fantasy Faire in SL but rarely get to attend or take part in things. This year I decided to try and follow the rp instead of just visiting the empty scenes afterwards. This year one of the RP stories is the Bubo Owls, I kept up on what was going on through the updates page, so I had an idea what was going on when I eventually made it inworld on time.
It was great fun watching the story unfold as the kids explored, questioned and solved their way through the evolving story. There will be a few more twists and turns in the story I am sure!
I took a collection of photos in their base below the flying market and at various places we went to as I followed them around to different plot locations.
Will this placate Hazine enough to allow me to trade with the Veck En? We shall see..
So I wandered around the sims of sl gor for a time, trying to find some sustainable and fun rp. I didn’t have much luck. Either time differences or different interests(I.e. they just wanted to have pew-pew combat). That isn’t to say it’s not out there. In the process of writing this story I’ve encountered people that are working to increase rp in their community. An example of this was when I contacted the En of the (now-former) Veck ‘En, which became the Veck Jerag under the new leadership of Lico(Janine Braham). She is creating things for them to do, to generate rp,which sounded very promising.
However at the time of my story, everything just seemed to have died. It began to feel like a chore visiting the sims searching for people or trying to resurrect old storylines. So I decided to adopt the philosophy of online casino advert warnings that had started appearing on tv: When the Fun stops. STOP.
I definitely wasn’t hooked on Gor. So I did.
Approximately the last week of June 2018 I decided enough was enough. I deleted all the Gor people on my friends list,apart from a select few and left all but a few of my Gor-related groups. Although I did file away all the “Calling cards” of those removed into a folder in my inventory,just in case, which did prove useful for writing this.
I did go back in a little while after, in July, to do a short rp with the girl,Lips. It had upset her that I had decided to leave, but it would have been worse (and unfair of me) to leave her ownerless. So I entrusted her care to a huntress of the Forest Moon tribe, by the name of Angel. It might surprise some that I chose someone in Forest Moon,but Angel had formerly been of Shekinah Arani before the merger.
RP Log Start
[13:28:27] Ava: Tal all
[13:28:29] ձռցεl : Tal Ava..very nice to see you…* smiles softly
[13:29:28] Ava: greetings sav
[13:29:54] Shameena(aka Lips) “Greetings my Mistress” I said as I saw Lady Ava entering the Tavern
[13:29:57] Sav: tal ava
[13:30:01] Ava: I’m glad you are here with the girl, Angel
[13:30:29] ձռցεl : Thanks you yes…..nice you here now…
[13:31:25] Ava: it is just a brief visit, I wanted to discuss the girl
[13:31:50] Shameena sits there quietly listening to them
[13:32:21] Ava: she has been mine for quite some time, however my trade and business are taking me further and further away
to the extent that I’m almost at risk of abandonment
[13:33:00] ձռցεl : yes please..I gave her a name …as she know now as Shameena …and yes ..therefore like to ask you to official to open her collar for me
[13:33:01] Ava: so I need someone to take her
[13:33:51] Ragnar : taloha Ava
[13:33:52] Ava nods and rummages in her pouch for a key
[13:34:02] Ava: tal ragnar
[13:34:39] ձռցεl : Thank you Ava ..and I am honored to accept her collar ..and her key of the collar
[13:34:45] Sav: tal rags
[13:35:10] Ragnar: seems, that half of ikarei have a bubble party
[13:35:22] Ava bends over and unlocks the collar, straightens and holds out the key to angel
[13:35:24] OpenCollar: Shameena’s collar has been unlocked.
[13:35:51] Shameena gasps as my Collar been removed
[13:36:04] ձռցεl : smiles as I take the key from Ava* thank you really my pleasure to take care of her ..*
[13:36:59] Ava: I know I can trust you with her
[13:37:50] ձռցεl : Nods for sure will not disappoint you…* takes off her collar and slowly slide my collar around her neck
[13:41:22] Ava brushes the girls hair away from her face and looked down at her “you’re now angel’s, I’m sure you’ll serve her as well as you have me”
[13:42:26] ձռցεl : smiles..as I see her collar removed and place my own collar round Shameena her neck..locks with a small key * Thank you Ava
[13:42:37] Shameena “Yes huntress, I will” I managed to say as it was an emotional moment for me”
[13:43:02] Shameena “I am now Lady Angel property”
[13:43:16] Ava: good girl
[13:43:26] ձռցεl : Nods you are Shameen ..and again Thank you Ava..was a pleasure
[13:44:37] Shameena said to Lady Ava “It was a pleasure serving you Huntress”
[13:45:24] Ava: You know well that I am no huntress, just Lady
[13:45:54] Ava looks around the tavern “interesting new replacment building, seems a little darker”
[13:46:47] ձռցεl : mods..well we not finished yet but we slowly progress
(I have edited out shouting and combat meter msgs here to make the rp readable)
[13:46:49] Ava hearing the shouting and noises of combat she speaks to angel “Now, that, I have not missed”
[13:48:20] ձռցεl : well makes more customers as seems they need a drink after the fight and finally all ends good
[13:49:20] Ava: I see you’ve not changed the prices, I never did get around to writing them up on the wall
[13:49:42] Ava: I found it was convenient to let them overpay and only comment if they underpaid
[13:49:59] ձռցεl : we working on a new price list..but this one will do for now
[13:53:13] Ava: I should be going I have shipment to check on. Take care all
[13:53:15] Sav: be safe ava
[13:53:26] Shameena “Well wishes”
RP Log End
And that was my last in-character conversation in SL Gor.
Lots of things have happened since my departure from sl gor, sadly not for the better. I heard of several others deciding they’d had enough of gor, as if I’d started some kind of Exodus, but that is heresy and I have nothing to back it up.
Things that definitely did happen and related to people and places I have mentioned,included:
The departure of Mariko from Forest Moon, that she writes about in her Gazzette Editorial in October 2018. This caused a mix of emotions for me. Part of me thought “told you so” after the events nearly a year previous when she invited Forest Moon in, I saw and felt the lack of sisterhood she mentions right away. However a more rational part of me was sad for her, it was obviously a very hard choice to make. But is no surprise that such a strong leader and Gor player, that I have the greatest respect for, was able to move on to another tribe fairly quickly.
The closure of Elation and Three Moon Valley regions. (1st March 2019) Elation was where my tavern was located and where a lot of my story rp took place. This was a very sad day and a great loss to sl gor. As it says in the linked post: “a very big thank-you is owed to Anjel Goodnight” for keeping the sims going for so long.
And in the words of Forest Gump, “that’s all I have to say about that”. I hope you enjoyed reading my story despite it’s length. I may post other snippets of rp if I come across them.
Please feel free to leave a comment on this or any of the other parts.
Shekinah Arani huntress,Elation Tavern Keeper,Forest Moon Friend,Last of the Shekinah, Ikeri Tribe Friend, Dani’s Band Friend and Free Merchant.
Continued from Part 4 (Read from the beginning Here)
On my next trade venture I visited once again the land of the Zima tribe, which wasn’t a particularly eventful trip. Since despite having assisted Bodi with the running of the nearby tavern, I had not formed a particularly strong bond with them. Maybe some readers will see the irony of this when contrasted against the events in Part 1. Given that my supposed association with Zima resulted in me sadly having to leave Elation. (SL drama is a strange thing.)
However in sl gor (one incarnation of) the city of Tharna is on the neighboring sim, in the books obviously it is a great distance away.
I headed over to the city in search of the head merchant or some official I could ask about setting up shop or any required trading permits and was in luck.
Start RP Log:
Ava]: Tal Adele
Adele D’Whitbuk]: Greetings.
Adele D’Whitbuk]: How are you?
Ava]: much better than I was thankyou
Adele D’Whitbuk]: Won’t you have a seat?
Adele D’Whitbuk]: i know how that goes.
Ava]: I had a bit of an accident, my tavern caught fire and I fell in the river
Adele D’Whitbuk]: Anyway, I am currently HoC of the merchant caste.
Adele D’Whitbuk]: for Tharna
Adele D’Whitbuk]: What can you tell me about your position?
Ava]: then you are exactly the person I need to talk to, how very fortunate!
Ava]: now I have no tavern, but a lot of contacts, so I have taken a shop at an outpost near that camp
Ava]: from which I intend to try and negotiate trade
Ava]: so..you being the head merchant..very useful!
Adele D’Whitbuk]: have you seen our new trading post?
Ava]: no, I haven’t . A lot has changed everywhere in the month I was sick
Ava]: pretty much every camp or civilized place I know has changed
Ava]: finding my acquaintances has not been as easy as I thought
Adele D’Whitbuk]: I am also Tavern keep for both the Soke and the Drinking Horn & Trading Post.
Ava]: You must be extremely busy
Adele D’Whitbuk]: yes!
Ava]: just the taverns would be enough
Adele D’Whitbuk]: The Taverns are coming around slowly, I need to get merchant/vendors for the Traading Post.
Adele D’Whitbuk]: and trade goods too.
Ava]: well I’m here to enquire what goods may be available and in exchange ofr what. So I can match up with others
Adele D’Whitbuk]: Well if you take one of the stalls you will be my first, therefore your stock can be of your choosing, with my approval, of course.
End RP Log
There were new vacant stalls that I could occupy with my drinks merchandise for only a small percentage of sales. So a very worthwhile trip, or so I thought.
Ava looks at her list and ponders “Yes, the Veck’En next I think.” and heads to the the docks..
Start RP Log
Veck ‘En Bell: ▶
♫ ◠◡◠◡◠◡◠◡◠◡◠◡◠◡ ♪
TRADE: Someone seeks trade with the locals.
♫ ◠◡◠◡◠◡◠◡◠◡◠◡◠◡ ♪
Luna: greetings Mistress
Ava: Greetings girl
Luna: may this girl assist you?
Ava: I came a couple of days ago and met Mistress Mina to propose trade, I just came to inform her that I shall have the paga and ka-la-na she wanted very soon
Luna: Yes Mistress, I will leave a message for Her so she will know
Luna: right now she is away on a hunt
Ava: If you could tell her that her friend Ava came that would be useful.
Luna: I will, thank you Mistress
Luna: I wish you safe travels
Ava: thank you
Not such an eventful visit, but continues the story.
A couple of days later I returned and spoke with Adele of Tharna again, this time near one of the taverns
Start RP Log
Ava: Tal Adele and all
Ludmilla Lunasea is back: Greetings all
Ralph [Ralph1 Silversmith]: Tal Lady Ava
turvis85: Now then: May I buy a wee dram for m’self to braze for the jpourney?
turvis85: Tam Mistress Merchant
Adele: turvis, remember you are in Tharna, ruled by a woman and mind your manners to all Free.
turvis85: Yes Mistress
Ava: Tal both of you
Ava: Adele, I gather the Tatrix didn’t approve my suggestion of merchandise?
Adele: apparently not , last I heard she only wants G&S merchaqnts from Tharna… (( won’t work well))
Ralph [Ralph1 Silversmith]: It is the law of the land
turvis85: h.here comes the boat now.’bout time.. always late..You All be sae and well
Ava: very well, I shall have to find elsewhere to trade my wares
Adele: Do keep in touch with me.
Ava nods “I shall visit”
End RP Log
So Tharna becomes a dead end, seems cities are definitely not for Ava after all and Ava’s list of contacts is growing very short.
Continued from Part 3 (Read from the beginning Here if you’ve missed the earlier parts)
So I was now a merchant, with a base in a remote outpost.
In Gor there is a very rigid caste hierarchy system, each with associated colours that are worn by people to identify them. In my case being born of a Tavern Keeper father, that made me of Merchant caste,which has the colours white & gold. I decided if I was going to do this,the red dress would have to go and I’d have to adopt my caste colours.
My first step would have to be re-establish contact with groups and individuals that had passed through the tavern and already knew (and so wouldn’t shoot me on sight). Gor is not a very safe place for a lone woman.
This would have to start with Dani’s camp nearby to see which of my tavern workers Bodi had been able to retrieve and deliver there, since doing this on my own would be far from practical and a Free woman without servants would be very unusual.
Bodi had been able to find five people, four females (Dove,Lips,Mara,Shirin)and the single male (Nemo) I had acquired not long before the fire. However only four were present at the camp. Bodi found out that Mara,unbeknown to me, had been asleep upstairs in the tavern! Fortunately she had also made it out but lost her way in the dark and wandered for a time before finding her way to the Ikeri camp after I had been taken from there by bodi. I would have to collect her from the ikeri camp.
So I made a list of who I had to visit after Dani and packed up my trade samples.
I had prepared some sample barrels of drink as gifts for the groups I would be visiting, with my new trading symbol instead of the tarn bird of the tavern.
First I headed back to the Ikeri camp in my new Merchant clothing, including a hooded veil. Veils were not often worn in the North,despite being mandatory in the South, but I wanted to disguise my identity to some degree for the time being.
I arrived at the Ikeri camp and was let in by Mara, who did not recognize me in my current guise, but I was apparently a Free merchant wanting to trade. Inside the gates I removed my veil and Mara nearly fainted with surprise. First she was pleased to see me, it had been over a month since bodi took my prone body away in a boat, she did not know if I had survived. That quickly turned to fear which I was not expecting, it turned out she liked living with the Ikeri and didn’t want to be taken from there. So I spoke to Sky.
The feeling was apparently mutual, they liked having her there, she was a nice girl and a good worker, so it was agreed she would stay there under their care and protection.
I had decided it would be useful to have someone in these parts that could keep me updated on local affairs, for example I wouldn’t want to be bringing goods to trade into the area if there was a conflict between locals.
So my next visit would be to the Sheku to the south-west. I knew one of the former Shekinah Arani, Tara Freckleface, had gone there after the Forest Moon incident. So it would be safe for me to approach and would be welcomed.
Start RP log:
Tara: Tal, Ava *smiles
Kristin: yes tal again. you just missed Cally. she went comatose
Ava: Tal indeed!
Ava: can I come in?
Ava smiles and hugs her friend
Tara hugs my old lovingly
Ava: good to see you in so long
Tara: If you have a weapon, just drop it near the gate inside, dear. But we welcome
Ava drops her whip to the foloor outside and steps in
Tara: Be seated my friend *smiles*
Ava opens her backpack and takes out a container that was occupying most of it’s space and hands it to tara
Ava: I may no longer have a tavern, but my new role as a merchant will still involve drink..a sample
Tara smiles and pulls Ava close, half in her lap, but then she sees a containerd offered to me…”For me? I’m surprised”
Ava smiles waiting for tara to recognize the embelem on the barrel
Ava: I chose that for my mark
Ava: in red instead of black
Ani: will you go trade Kristin?
Tara: Oh dear!! You’re spoiling me, or this tribe, Ava… paga… It’s very welcome, we’re running as bit short nowadays. Thank you very much
Tara looks sad “No tavern any more? how come?
Ava: it burned
Tara: You mean the tavern at Elation?
Ava: the tavern burned and i fell in the river, but I have other friends and was cared for while I was sick, so now I have gone from tavern keeper to merchant
Ava: you recognize the mark I presume?
Ava: I thought it apropriate
Tara: The white and gold matches beautiful with you sis *smiles
Ava smiles “thankyou”
Tara: Yes, I recognize the mark on the barrel, I will try not to notice it.
Tara: It has bad remembrances
Tara: But paga is unpolitic hehe
Ava: ah, but in red it is my symbol of defiance
Tara: In that case I apologize
Ava: it is fine
Ava: you all seem quite settled now
Tara: Yes, I am… I have found a home, an own hut sharing with my sis Jess *blushes* and thanks to the Goddess no responsabilities, just an huntress… the only thing which worries me is that I might be expecting…
Ava gasps “Oh..my! That is not good!” Rumages in her bag “you want some slave wine to fix that?
Tara: Too late, I fear, but thanks… slave wine does not make undone a pregnancy, it only prevents it
Tara: I have been raped by a wild Tuchuk… it was awful
Ava: I used to give it to my girls regularly, never had to deal with the after
Ava looks over at footsteps “Tal Cally”
Cally: smiles Tal Ava
Cally: nice to see you here
Cally: tal tara
Tara: Tal, my En! I suppose you know Ava?
Ava: I brought a small gift, a small barrel of my brand of paga
Cally: smiles……how nice …thank you
Cally: so what news from your travels Ava…..I see a massive outlaw fort is being built in Three Moon Valley? “
Ava: I would not know
Ava: I visited the ikeri recently but didn’t explore any further there
Cally: Nods…an unusual tribe
Tara: I saw that bunker too…
Ava: unfortunately on my first visit, forest moon raided them while I was there. So they now know I survived my fall into the river, which is unfortunate
Tara: Ikerei you visited? You know Prinven? She’s manufacturer of wonderful perfumes. A merchant should be interested!
Ava: I do know her, I did not have time to talk trade on my second visit, I was there to check up on some property that I hoped they had found.
Ava: My girl, mara, was still in the tavern
Ava: she ran from the fire and to the ikeri camp
Ava: they saw my collar on her and took her in
Tara: And sis you find her?
Ava: so she is well and making herself useful, so I have my own eyes and ears in that part of gor now
Ava: she was terrified when I arrived, thought I would take her away from there. But it serves my purposes beter that she stay
Tara looks at the tribe flag and shivers at the strong breeze from the west, then answers Ava: “Ikerei are good people generally… “
Ava: Sky pulled me out of the river..so yes!
Tara nods has it been clarified how the fire originated?
Ava: I am now setting up my merchant business in a northern outpost
Peyton shouts: arrows flying……..we’re being attacked
Ava blushes “errr..the fire was my fault”
Tara: Well, I certainly will visit you, buying some beads and mirrors *giggles
Ava groans at the sound of arrows “I haven’t missed that sound “
Tara shouts: ATTACK!!
End RP Log
As you can see the camp was attacked while I was there. So since I’m appalling at combat, I stayed out the way, but rather than sit idle, I played paramedic. The GM system allows for players to “bandage” each other, restore their hit points, so I ran back and forth along the wall bandaging people when they got critical. This was well appreciated, they said they’d probably have lost if I hadn’t been bandaging. Half an hours good deed would be remembered in the future no doubt.
I look at my list of contacts to visit and pondered where to go next .. Continued in Part 5
Continued from part 2 (Read from the beginning Here)
Ava asks a little unsure having only been to the place once before “Is this Dani’s camp?”
Akashana looks over the fire to Ava.. “Dani is EN here” she states simply and kicks the thigh of Bay a little annoyed he is still kneeling and not serving the visitors
Ava sighs with relief now knowing where she is and she is safe
While I slept bodi worked to find my tavern workers and have them brought to the camp, so that their service would help compensate the panthers for my residence in their camp. The one you will hear most of is a girl by the name of “Lips”, who proved to be the most loyal during this journey.
I woke occasionally during this time, one time of note was when a healer came to the camp and examined me.
I was unable to find an rp log for this, however I did find the healers prescription for treatment:
Lady Ava has an amoebic infection from being submerged in the river recently. There is not much we can do except build her bodies defences up and help her purge the infection. Here is what I want her to have.
1. She needs plenty of fresh clean water and or tea. Cherry Bark and cinnamon bark in particular.. Mint tea if her stomach get upset
2. Feed her plenty of fruits and melons. Cherries in particular.
3. Leaving her a mild antibiotic to take twice a day..
4. No cheese, but mildly spices suls and lean meats in small amounts.
Make sure everyone follows this. I will check on her as well.
Sigmond Jones, Physician
This “sickness” was deliberate story element that allowed me to take a break of about a month from sl Gor to consider what I would do next. It was a year to the day between placing my new tavern building and sending out the Tavern Fire rp notecard.
Towards the end of this period of sickness Dani’s band moved their camp (the SIM closed). I felt perhaps it was time to try life in a gorean city…
Start rp log:Ava stirs as she hears footsteps in the hut
Ava turns over and looks up “Lips?”
Lips greetings my Mistress Ava: Is something wrong? I heard a lot of noise in the camp Lips “Mistress, the panthers are moving their camp, we have to leave, your sister left a note”Ava sits up startled “they’re moving? We must leave! ” sways a little at the sudden movement and looks about her
Lips hold Mistress by her hand and helped her in getting up “Mistress is there anything you want to take with you” Ava passes the blanket covering her to the girl “quickly bundle up my good clothes and things into this and the bottle of water”
Lips takes up the blanket and started bundling things up “Mistress where will we go?”
Ava takes the note from the girl as she picks things up and reads through it “Ah bodi says she has found somewhere for me to go and paid a months rent for me in advance! It appears to be a city,called Skargill, judging by the map.”
Ava pulls on her boots grateful they have had time to dry out and are in a better state than her red dress
Ava looks at the map again “I’ve not heard of it, but I’m sure a captain will have. Lets get to the dock”
Lips picks up the luggage and follows Mistress
Ava looks about the camp sad to be leaving the place that has sheltered her and heads to the gate and the dock
Ava: which way to the dock girl? I don’t remember my way in
Ava stumbles slightly on the log bridge, unsteady on her feet still after her sickness
Ava eventually finds her way to a dock and shows the captain the map of where she wants to go End of rp log.
Ava steps off the boat followed by her girl,Lips, and heads to the town gate. She tries the door but it doesn’t budge so she rings the bell and a slavegirl appears and lets them in.
Start rp log: Ava: Tal, my name is Ava. My sister has rented a house here for me, I have a map of where it is
Janet [Janetstar]: Greetings Misstress
Ava: Ah there you are my girl
Lips: Greetings Sister
Janet [Janetstar]: Greetings Karijra
Ava: My name is Ava, this is my girl by the name of Lips. I have traveled far from the forests, I believe there is High Caste housing here? Could you show me the way?
Janet [Janetstar]: Yes Misstress we do have a few did you rent the House over by the Long Hall Mistress
Ava: I believe that’s what my sister said in her note yes
Janet [Janetstar]: this one that is open
Janet [Janetstar]: i can show you your sister home
Ava: I had to cross a bridge to get to it, further from here
Janet [Janetstar]: yes misstress
Janet [Janetstar]: i can show you your sister home
Janet [Janetstar]: this is your sister home
Ava pushes open the door and looks around
Ava: She seems to have found a nice place for me to finish my recovery
Lips follows Mistress inside the house
Ava: Well lips, looks like this will be home for a while
Lips: Yes, my Mistress
Ava: Looks awfully bare, but I’m sure we can make ot habitable
Lips “yes my Mistress
End rp log
However this turned out to be a complete waste of time. The very next day I logged back in to find an empty sim. It became apparent (after some rather strong words with one of the owners that was there),that while I’d been sleeping (in real-life, not the rp) the owners of this brand new sim had a major fall-out and were closing the place!
So evidently Ava wasn’t destined for city life and retraced her steps to follow Dani’s band to their new camp.
The next morning Ava awakes to a rumbling in the city then sudden eerie silence, something is clearly very wrong. She quickly dresses, glad that the slaves have been able to repair her favourite dress and won’t have to wear the scraps of clothing the panther girls had been kind enough to loan her. She steps out the door of the house to a horrific scene of emptiness. Very few buildings remain standing and those that are,are mostly in ruins. She takes a final look around, glad she had sent Lips elsewhere the night before. She scoops up her few remaining possessions and runs toward the dock,hoping it intact and a ship is still there.
As she approaches she sees the ship that brought her just the day before preparing to cast off. She calls rp them “Tal! Wait! I need passage!” The captain looks at her for a moment seemingly not recognizing her in her much better attire then recognizes the fur cloak she had still draped over her shoulders and answers, “yes Lady where do you wish to go this time? Was this not your destination? ”
Ava takes a step into the boat to better address him “yes, this was the place I was given directions to,but as you can see,it’s not fit for anybody to occupy, let alone a Free woman. Since I have no alternative destination available to me I need you to return me to the dock where you collected me yesterday. Hopefully from there I can find a tracker to help me find the camp the panthers moved to.” Ava holds up a silver tarn disk she had liberated from one of the houses on her way to the dock “I’m sure this will cover your inconvenience captain”,she places it on the rail next to him and without another word heads to the sheltered part of the deck, leaving the captain and crew to their jobs.
Arriving back at Dani’s old camp,Ava uses her rather rusty tracking skills learnt from the panthers to follow the departing band, who hadn’t made much attempt to hide their path. She follows it to another dock..
On arrival at the docks where Dani’s band had apparently landed,I see a stone building across a rope bridge,clearly some kind of outpost or trading station. Perhaps city life wasn’t for Ava, but such a place would definitely have more comfortable beds than furs on the floor in a tent or hut.
I approach the gate cautiously now dressed once again in her repaired red dress, that will probably need replacing at some point soon. I did not however make it as far as the bridge, I met a Free man and his slave on the path.
While I was exchanging simple pleasantries with him a huntress emerged from the trees leading a kajira, which was to my surprise my First girl from my old tavern! Knowing that the panther band would have taken my other tavern workers with them to their new camp, I decided that despite how it pained me, to let the huntress keep her.
I then went somewhat dejectedly to sit on the dock to consider my options. I resolved that I’d had enough of tavern life and that having been born into Merchant caste family, I could use the contacts I made while running the tavern, combined with the stash of coin I had hidden a short distance from the tavern, to take up the trading way of life. I looked at the nearby outpost and got to my feet and headed for the gate.
When I entered the outpost the only person in sight was a lone kajira. I enquired of her owner who was apparently the head slaver there. I then had the girl show me around housing she knew may be vacant that I could occupy for my trade business. The third property she showed me seemed suitable and vacant, so I decided I would ask the head merchant for this one. As the girl and I returned to the town square a man arrived and introduced himself as the Tavern Keeper. Being in official position in the village he was able to accept me as Merchant on behalf of the Head Merchant and allow me to move into the house I liked. It appeared I would now indeed become a merchant!
There’s a little more to come before the end of this tale in the next part:
She stands there a moment in shock, when another loud roar sounds from the tavern as the other barrels catch fire. She instinctively takes a step back and falls into the dark river and is carried away by the fast current. Before she loses consciousness from the cold she thanks the Priest-Kings she’d sent her girls to help at another tavern the night before and hopes an ikeri sentry from their vantage point above the tavern had seen her fall.
Only the Priest-Kings know where,when, or even if Lady Ava will wash up on a river bank somewhere.
I was overwhelmed by the responses to Ava’s plight, apparently I was more popular than I thought.
I picked the most plausible ones and planned a storyline to incorporate two of them. The immediate next step was sensibly to the nearest neighboring band,the Ikeri.
it was late in the night …all seem quiet in ikerei forest ..but the attention of Sky is attracted by a strong glow coming from the tavern of elation
Sky approach on the border of the camp et see the tavern in fire .
She quick think about her new friend Ava is in trouble
She hurries to cross the river to see more closely what is happening, she see big fire all the tavern burning …Sky try to look in and yell Ava…Ava!!!! are you here !!!…no answer to his call
Sadly she walk around and see a form on the ground in the deep night …she come closer and find Ava lifeless .
She take her in arms …give some slap to make her regain consciousness….but she cant ….
Ava !!! wake up !!! sigh
Sky do not know what to do … Prin the shaman is on a trip and he has to take a decision, she can’t leave Ava here.
If the Forest Moon find her she will be in danger …she wraps Ava in her coat so she does not get cold….
She considers putting Ava in a boat to send her away from these lands but is uncertain if she would survive the cold, so decides to bring her into the camp.
She whistles to one of her sisters and together they move Ava inside and put her where she will be safe and warm.
She knows that Forest Moon might send people looking for her friend, after the tavern burning, so she instructs her sisters not to let any know that Ava is there except for Ava’s sister by blood, Bodi.
(Sky Valerian, En of the Ikeri)
Bodi retrieved my prone body from the ikeri camp having seen shreds of my distinctive red dress nearby and correctly summised where I had gone or been taken.
Bodi took me to the camp of Dani in the remote Northern forest.
I had become ill from my time in cold water so was barely conscious during the journey and arrival at the camp.
Start RP Log:
Bodi pulls Ava out of the boat
Bodi: drags Ava up the slope
[03:06:37] Danis Band Camp Gate shouts: BodicaPagan Resident knocks loudly at the door ♫
Bodi shouts: can some one help me
Akashana draws her bow and sends an arrow towarsd the strangers to pin it in the wood very close to them..”WHAT YOU WNAT STRANGER!”
GM 4.69 ~ Akashana Resident hit you with ArrowS1 X-Blood [by LR] Elite 5.03 (20%) – strike type: arrow~direct ~
((Yes, they shot at the sick woman…!!))
Bodi shouts: i have my sister ava , she know dani , i was asked to bring her here
Bodi: my sister ava is ill she needs a healer ,she was in the river her tavern burnt down , ikeri said to bring her here
Akashana walks up “how sick? is it Bazi Plague?
Bodi: no not contagious , she must have hit her head in the river ,Bodi: she coughs myust be the water in her lungs. Can you let us in , i need to get her warm by a fire. Please!
Akashana “very well you can leave her there and go back to the village” looks suspiciously at the strangers “I will have a slave warm her”
Bay [Bailey Kerang] looked passed his Mistress her legs seeing the two Mistresses. He didn’t speak as he didn’t wish to interrupt the free as they were talking knowing his Mistress would not be pleased if he did.
Bodi: please let me stay till she is well, dani had a trade deal, i can carry this on
Bodi: i will leave as soon as she regains conscious , my name is bodi ava sister by blood sobs
Akashana looks at the unconscious woman.. “very well..” she taps Bay on the backside.. “go fetch me the Mistresses bow mine” directs him towards Bodi.. “you dont object to giving me your bow then?”
Bodi sighs and hands her bow over
Bay [Bailey Kerang]: Yes my Mistress he said as he crawled towards the Mistresses
Bodi: be careful with that bow , boy i say it very valuble
Bay [Bailey Kerang] opened his hands to receive the bows so he could take them back to his Mistress. He nods to the Mistress as she told him to be careful “Yes Mistress i will be careful with it” he said and smiled at her as he crawled back to his Mistress to hand her the bows.
Bay [Bailey Kerang] crawled back to his Mistress and handed her the bow ” My Mistress , this is the bow the Mistress gave me ” he said and presented her the bow.
Akashana now walks up slips her drawn bow on her shoulder and “be welcome at our fire then.. “BAY! carefully carry the hurt Mistress inside and warm her by the fire HAR TA dont you she she is hurt!” she sanps impatiently at him as she takes the visitors bow from him
Bodi wipse ava face and looks toward the huntress, she need help please
[03:18:07] Danis Band Camp Gate opened by Akashana Resident Ⓜ
Bay [Bailey Kerang] nods his head to his Mistress as he stood up carefully laid the seemingly injured Mistress down on the floor letting her rest her back against a treestump
Ava groans slightly but does not wake
Bodi pulls ava towards the heat of the fire , she needs warm dry clothes , her is still wet from river , maybe a blanket, some warm soup perhaps, i will feed her
Akashana Keeps an eye on the Male slave.. then walks over to the hurt Ava.. “BAY! why are you still kneeling get the blanket and some soup!”
Liz: tal akashana
Liz: greetings travelers
Akashana smiles as she looks at Liz.. “tal Liz this is Bodi a friend of DAni and her Sister both are under the protection of the camp
Bay [Bailey Kerang] nods his head to her ” Yes my Mistress ” he said and stood up greeting Mistress Liz “greetings Mistress’ he said and went over to the mainhut to get a blanket , some clothes and some soup
Liz: hi Bay
Bodi: Tal Huntresses, I am Bodi , sister to Ava Here ,
Liz: I always think travelers are trouble, you are lucky i did not greet you. But I am new here and i an glad to see you are friends
Bodi: i was working in the zima tavern as tavern keeper , i heard my sister was in trouble, so i came to the land elation , ignor the small one who spaeaks of trouble, the ikeri told me to bring her here,
Bay [Bailey Kerang] rushed back to the campfire and was slightly out of breath. He kneels down besides bodi and had some clothes and a blanket in his hands and offered it to the Mistress. “Mistress I brought you some dry clothes and a blanket as requested. The soup i will get after this Mistress”
Bodi: nods help me undress her and put her in warm blanket , then we get the soup in her
Akashana turns as Eyota comes up “greetings Elderly Respected Eyota” she says with a smirk
Bay [Bailey Kerang] nods as he came closer “Yes Mistress” he said as he placed the clothes on the log next to him and the blanket on top. He went close to Ava as he helped undressing her , she was actually quite pretty, He piled up the wet clothes on another log and tried to hide his manparts between his legs to avoid any natural reactions to be seen.
Bay [Bailey Kerang]: Greetings Mistress
Bodi takes the soup and helps ava feed , noting the watmth coming back in to her body, ” Tal There i am Bodi sister to Ava, rubbing her arms and legs to get more warmth
єуσтα [aileen Rang] stuck out her tongue at Akashana “You make me sound like a withered old hag.” she’d chuckle teasingly and shook her head. Nonetheless, she’d soon wave to the rest and waved a hand at everyone around, “Well a passed out woman by the fire being undressed. Sounds about the right way to start the morning.” she’d sigh, “What happened exactly? And who is..” she’d point to Bodi, “Ah Ava? Like the tavern owner who trades with us?”
Ava groans slightly as she is moved and feels something warm in her mouth. Vaguely registering the scent of bodi’s cheap perfume she guesses it’s safe and swallows
Bodi is happy to see some change in ava gives more soup , well she coming too food always did that for her
Bay [Bailey Kerang] watched closely as the Mistress covered Mistress Ava up and fed her some soup. She seemed to have it all under control so Bay went back to his Mistress to kneel at her side.
Bodi turns to the new comer , is there a healer here who can check her over?
ʏᴀɴᴀ sʜᴇᴘᴀʀᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴜɴᴛᴏᴜᴄʜᴀʙʟᴇ [Johana Haystack] entered the firepit, saw the crowd and saluts to everyone “Tal there sister, slut, im looking for my daughter leona, ooh for those that doesnt know me, Im Leona’s evil Mom” saluts again and continue shuffling her way to Leona’s hut, where she hides….
Akashana turns to look as a huntress comes to the fire.. “Tal” she says and smacks Bay upside the head for no particular reason
Bay [Bailey Kerang] grits his teeth as he was suddenly smacked on his head and looked at his Mistress to see what he did wrong this time
Bay [Bailey Kerang] looked at his Mistress ” Can i perhaps serve you anything my Mistress ? It was a long day for you after all ” he asked her.
єуσтα [aileen Rang] shook her head in the negative as the woman asked her about a healer, “Unfortunately, our healer Julie has been out for some time. I would say the alternative would be to bring her to the healer, Ethan, in the outpost. However, were not on good terms right now. But a panther camp really isn’t the best place for proper medical care.” her chest fell as she’d sigh and she’d move to sit on the log beside Ava. In a cursory glance, she’d peruse her features and tried to determine her ailment, “I would say your best bet is to sail her off to Mirkwood. There’s a healer’s house gsAkashana nods.. “some Larma Bay and warmed Wine Bay”
Bodi cringe at these words, ” there is more to the tail , she is also fugitive from some lands and is wanted by ermm some , they blame her for burning down the tavern, is is needed a safe place to stay , too
Bay [Bailey Kerang] gave his Mistress a warm smile ” Yes my Mistress, Larma and warmed wine it is my Mistress ” he said and stood up to go to the kitchen area so he could prepare her food and drink
Ava lifts her head groggily, looks up and sees the legs of panther girls
Ava murmurs “where am I?”
Akashana: ?me Slave Outpost 5 she syas as the woman asks
Bodi drys her dress next to the fire , ” AVA i say loud , i brought you here with the map i was given , do you remember what happened
єуσтα [aileen Rang] rose a brow at Bodi and shook her head as she’d whisper a soft laugh, “You shouldn’t go around telling us that she’s a wanted woman. If there’s a bounty on her head, I am sure some of my Sisters would want to sell her off to the highest bidder.” she’d look at Akashana and just grinned widely. But her expression sobered soon and she’d look back to Bodi. “She may stay here under the understanding that I am not responsible for her life. And, like I said, I don’t have a medic who can tend to her now. So it’s hard to say whether or not she’ll pull through.”
Ava gasps” *slave* outpost?” and drops her head as the weariness overcomes her again
Akashana began to look over the pretty bow that Bodi had gieven her.. “this is a nice Bow i will swap it with you!” she declares to Bodi
Bay [Bailey Kerang] finally made it to the kitchen area and looked around to see what he needed. His Mistress asked for some larma and warmed wine and looked around for a plate. He found a perfect bowl instead and knew it would be better suitable for the larma and made sure it was clean and in perfect condition. Then taking a goblet from the shelves he inspected it for cracks or possible chips that came off. Bay smiled pleased as he so none and carefully polished it clean with a repcloth. Then as he looked in the kitchen he found some Sa – Tarna wine which was perfect for warmed wine and poored some in the kettle he had found and started to warm it over the fire. Bay had to be careful with the fire as he was naked and didn’t wish to turn his manpart into a hotdog so he maneuvered in a bit of a strange way but it would get the job done.
Bodi listens to the words of the Huntress, and is relieved she offer to give safety to her sister, turning to the huntress she first met, No it is very valuable, and has new gut on it and i am used to it, but i have and ava have coin let me check her her purse , i look in her clothes
Akashana would lift her chin in agreement. “coin will do fine, payment includes the warmth of the fire the protection of the camp and complimentary use and obedience of camp slaves”
Bay [Bailey Kerang] softly sang a song to himself , an old sailors song he had learned a long time ago as he did his very best for his beautiful Mistress. While the wine was warming he peeled some fresh larma’s and pulled it apart. He then carefully aranged the larma pieces in the bowl and smiled pleased at his work before placing the bowl on the serving tray. Bay then looked at the wine and made sure it was the perfect temperature as he only wanted the best for his Mistress. Bay was pleased and filled up the goblet with the warmed Sa-tarna wine and filled it up till just below the rim. Then placing the goblet on the serving tray as well and make his way back to his Mistress. He had to lift the tray a bit higher as usual to not hang his man part on the tray as that would be a big no no to his Mistress. So carefully he walked back to his Mistress so he could serve her.
Ava half registering the conversation she hears the word “protection” and relaxes presuming bodi has taken her someone safe
Bodi looks in the clothes of ava, finding a purse, takes 1 silvercoin , and holds up , when she able i will leave i found canoe i left on the bank , feeds ava more soup, i thinks she is waking up, when she does i will go , and leave her to your safe place , i have trade if you need things like metal
Bay [Bailey Kerang] finally made it back safely and placed the serving tray on the floor as he kneels down in front of his Mistress. Bay picked up the bowl with the larma up first and offered it to his Mistress with his head and eyes lowered respectfully. ” My Mistress may i offer you some of the finest larma i could find for you. I already peeled it and prepared it for your convenience my Mistress. I hope you will enjoy it my Mistress” he said and waited for her to take the bowl so he could serve her the warmed Sa-Tarna wine as well
Ava feels the spoon again at her mouth and takes some more
Ava rolls over and leans against the log and looks about her still very daze
Akashana “nods” and lifts her hand for the Silver coin “toss the coin over Lady” Reached to takes some Larma and sucks on one slice.. then place the sucked out skin back on the tray and reached for the warm wine.. “If you wish a slave to refresh you before you travel back Bodi.. the man here will do as you command” she lifts away the drink and directs Bay to offer service
Ava takes in her surrroundings through blurry eyes
Bodi nods i will have some warm wine and perhaps ava will too, , i hope to be on my way , hides my feather in my hair ,
Ava asks a little unsure having only been to the place once before “Is this Dani’s camp?”
Akashana looks over the fire to Ava.. “Dani is EN here” she states simply and kicks the thigh of Bay a little annoyed he is still kneeling and not serving the visitors
Ava sighs with relief now knowing where she is and she is safe
End of RP Log.
My distinctive red dress was ruined from the water and the rough journey and I was given some spare clothing that the panthers had acquired from somewhere and moved into a hut to recuperate.
Wait and see what is in store for Ava when she wakes..in part 3