Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

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Re: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 11 Jun 2019, 13:36

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10 Jun 2019, 14:53
Looking towards Radagast, Éadnes speaks up.

'We have searched for any signs of a path to follow, an area to search and found none. Perhaps you can point out the location of Karak Azshur and suggest the best route should we need to journey there. Mayhap when we see this area it will jog memories and should any other potential enemy lie close, we can prepare.'

A thought strikes him.

'Perhaps we need to consider a patrol circling the city to give early warning of anything amiss in the land?'
Radagast begins with,

"Yes, but I know it will be nearest the Grey Mountains Narrows, as that nearly parallels the split between the Grey Mountains and the Withered Heath on the East. Study that area, and you may find something more.

"As to the patrol, I know not, and would be King Bard's purview." Bard speaks up,

"We've yet to begin any patrol and they would be coming within the city walls, soon, anyway. Mayhaps this Spring? Until then, the Captain's will be informed to keep better watch, if that is possible." He then stands to address all,

"I cannot have you at the coronation dinner, and I am afraid that, despite your marvelous service to our realm, you will have to celebrate with our citizenry, if you plan to celebrate at all," he clears his throat, a nervous look crossing his face -after all, her was never disposed to become a King- and continues, "and I welcome you to find lodgings for the Winter. You will find them reasonable, should you decide to remain at the Scale or go elsewhere within Dale. For those of you traveling to other lands, whether now or after the coronation, I recommend you make your journey swiftly, and all return for meeting next Spring.

"If you've no more to discuss," he looks first to Radagast, then to Gandalf, then to King Dáin and, finally, his eyes wander all at the table randomly, "then I bid you well." He waits to see if anything else might come up for discussion.
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Re: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

Unread post by Ellisidil » 12 Jun 2019, 12:59

Ellisidil stand's before King Bard leaves and before the rest of the company gets up, looks at both Kings and then around the room, nodding to everyone, and then speaks,"I apologize if I was a bit forward before, but as I gather the information that we have been given, I want to take the time and thank you for having us, I would also like to propose that we," Ellisidil sweeps his arms to include the travelers "be available over the winter for the King Bard and King Dain for whatever purpose that is needed. I would also like to propose that access be granted to both libraries so that we can look through and do some research on this area. If you would allow us to do so, we could use an actual house versus an inn. The reason for this would be less ears, eyes, and mouths for rumors to get started or other things to get out."
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Re: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

Unread post by Artorius » 12 Jun 2019, 13:19

"Aye, Ellisidil speaks truth with lodgings. A house or similar would be grand although I have no arguement should I need to spend time as a tennent in someones home, aslong as me and my friends are able to have private meeting chambers. I hope it is understood that we need to keep our meetings secret, many dark folk lurk even in fair cities like this that could be in the pocket of some form of evil."

He drains the mug of mead infront of him and place it down, a little harder than anticipated.

"I bid thanks to all of your council, and hope the winter is not too harsh so we can continue on our investigations where Radagast advised when it is possible. Is to too much to ask you grand folk if you happen to know "Seasonspeech" and can influence the weather?"

A jovial smile fills his face and he bows his head to sign thanks and that his words are done.
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Re: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 12 Jun 2019, 14:00

Gandalf straightens his robes as he stands taller, next to Bard he is a bit shorter, and explains as he looks at each of you,

"For those who will be remaining in Dale over the course of the Winter, you may stay in my modest home, just North of the quays to the East, in the Brokenstone." Radagast's flaps on his hood vibrate with the swift sudden turning of his head, and he stares at the Grey Pilgrim, Gandalf immediately meeting his eyes and regretting his announcement.

"Gandalf?" The Brown Wizard seems stricken, "Why have you not had me for tea?" Gandalf smiles broadly, his eyes full of laughter as he explains,

"Because I've not been home to enjoy it." Turning back to all of you, he explains, "Some of you stayed with Glóin for a time at the beginning of this month, and my home is not that opulent, nor is her larder full. If you will do that, and perhaps buy some blankets, and some chairs, a table..." his voice trails off as he nods his inefficiency with furnishings, "and then you shall always have a place to stop, should you require it."

Just as Gandalf is finishing, Dáin Ironfoot stands and speaks,

"If Frerin will host you over the course of the Winter, as the snow is already waist-deep for many Dwarves and will not get any shorter for a time, you would be welcome to have access to many places within Erebor, though still not without escort. Until you learn the boundaries and adjust fully to the light within the Lonely Mountain, we cannae have you stepping off a walkway into freefall, now can we?"

Bard takes his cue from that,

"You will want to decide, soon, whether to return to a home nearby, or not, for my advisors have expressed to me that we will have a very harsh Winter, and after a few more days you may not be able to travel home.

"It has been my honor to be introduced to you all, though I wish it were under better circumstances, and I will be happy to meet again with you after the Winter. However, for now, I must be going; preparations remain for tomorrow's... event." He drags out this last word with some obvious trepidation, then walks beyond you all and out into the Palace.
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Re: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

Unread post by Moriel » 12 Jun 2019, 20:16

Fieranor of Imladris wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 14:00
"For those who will be remaining in Dale over the course of the Winter, you may stay in my modest home, just North of the quays to the East, in the Brokenstone." Radagast's flaps on his hood vibrate with the swift sudden turning of his head, and he stares at the Grey Pilgrim, Gandalf immediately meeting his eyes and regretting his announcement.
"Thank you, Gandalf, for the honor of staying at your home for the winter. I graciously accept."
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Re: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

Unread post by Ellisidil » 12 Jun 2019, 20:29

Ellisidl (still standing) says to Gandalf and the others, "I believe we will all stay, unless we travel to the lonely mountain, on occasion, to study at their library as well...if Frerin agrees"
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Re: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 12 Jun 2019, 22:02

King Dáin, gesturing his farewell to Bard, turns to you and, with something of a scowl on his face, explains,

"It is a full day journey, in late-Spring, to walk to Erebor. The journey is implausible in the Winter, as far North as we are. You will surely freeze shortly after leaving the gates either of Dale or of Erebor."
 
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Re: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 12 Jun 2019, 22:31

30 November 2946 T.A., Coronation Day in Dale
Celebrations of the wilder of folk rang into the night, alcohol filling streets, bridges, canals and alleyways, mixed in places with the blood of the more excitable among you. Many of the common folk of Dale are appalled by the crude behavior and make many complaints to the City Watch and Dale Town Guards. Unfortunately, all but those reports falling in proximity to something the Constables of the town can actually take care of on the spot, tend to fall on deaf ears. The later the watch goes, as with all festive environments, the slower things become until naught more than snoring is heard throughout the tightly-packed residences and business of Dale.

The morning brightness brings the grumbling and arguments unresolved from the previous evening, and many -in particular the Men of the city- find themselves with heads too large for their bodies to control adequately before they can seek the late breakfast many of the inns and taverns knew would be required. Finding one’s way around, however, except for the marked corners of the buildings, is what proves to be difficult, as six inches fell in the early morning hours, prior to sunrise. This increases the grumbling until most have a chance to wake themselves for the morning and, whether due to black coffee, hot tea, a new swig of old spirits, or a snowball caught in the ear, clean themselves up for the day. Children burst from their homes all within and around Dale, running over steps up or down, using dusted rocks, or pulling themselves along buildings to move, their cracked high voices and volume causing many Husbands out the long night to reach for their ears. Still, this is something they’ve done to themselves, nothing these children have done ill, so when a child falls and loses a tooth on the cobblestones of the street, they are picked up, dusted off, their tooth collected, and on their way.

As the day progresses, cheer and wonder return to all as the reinforcement of realization concerning what day it is, the import of it to the entirety of Rhovanion, dawns further afield in their minds and brightens all. Just after noon, each member of the whole of Dale, and all who are streaming in from the Long Lake, Erebor, the Iron Hills, the Woodland Realm, and the myriad of visitors from distant lands, all pitch in to make this celebration one of significance to be heard the world-round. Lights are lit, food is cooked, spirits are distributed along with pipe-weed from various fields around and from within Mirkwood, though those cultivated in the East Bight seem the best and many clamor for it until the merchants from that place are fat, rich, and empty of pipe-weed. Folk dance and sing the day away, whether individually or in groups, harmony is found all around and it is, genuinely, a happy day.
 
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Re: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

Unread post by Eadnes » 13 Jun 2019, 07:37

Éadnes wakes to see the snowfall and smiles. It has been many a year since he journeyed in such weather as the Greenwood is such that snow rarely falls in great amounts. The laughing of the children reminds him that innocence remains in the world, oft it has been darkness that has dwelt on his mind.

'Friends, I take it we have to occupy ourselves until we know more or receive and invitation from the wise. Although Moriel and I do not feel the cold in the same way as younger races, I see the need to prepare better for the weather. Perhaps some shopping will be the order of the day?'
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Re: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

Unread post by Ellisidil » 13 Jun 2019, 07:43

Ellisidil pipes up and answers, "we also need to fill a larder for the coming winter. Let us be out and fill that with food stuffs to say the least. While we are doing that we could look at the warmer clothing."
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Unread post by Artorius » 13 Jun 2019, 13:39

Stepping outside into the snow, Artorius feels new and fresh. The world felt innocent and peaceful once again and it reminded him of the Southern parts of Forochel, North of Evendim and often blanketed with a beautiful snowfall most of the year. He took a deep breath of the cold, held out his hand and let the falling snowflakes gently land and slowly melt in his palm. He remembers the last time he was in such surrounds with a bittersweet memory.

He makes his way to where the Hobbit and his companion were staying. There was little time to make introductions previously but maybe these can be done over breakfast with the rest of the company.
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Unread post by Eadnes » 13 Jun 2019, 15:18

Looking round Éadnes calls, 'so who still remains to search for supplies?'
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Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 13 Jun 2019, 16:09

LoreMaster Note Everyone's in town, for now, unless someone wants to tell me different. I will assume, unless someone's leaving the game, that all of you are keen to work, more or less, together for today. This will be a bit different for Glirion as he's not rightly in the group, as yet. With that in mind, let's assume you're all able to begin getting your supplies and what-not for the Winter, ready. Keep in mind, also, this is prior to the beginning of the new and coming Fellowship Phase, and decisions about where to go over the Winter will be made, then.
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Re: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

Unread post by Glirion » 13 Jun 2019, 17:27

“The snow could not have delayed but a few more days, I worry for your footing lady Asfrid. Keep close to me and I will guide you through this crowd.” The Barding spoke kindly to the old woman he escorted. Long brown hair fell loosely to shoulder length was carried in a dance with the cold morning breeze, the Bardings face was pale and his eyes were the deep blue of sapphires. His nose was long and carried the look of being broken at least once. Dressed for the cold, he wore a bulky coat and fur lined boots as he trudged through the snow.

“Look over yonder Asfried, have you ever seen such sights? I cannot remember a time this place was in such an uproar.” Glirion mused to himself, he stood for a moment and watched the performances of the dancers. Although having little talent for singing he stayed a while to listen to some of the folk singers apply their craft. Glirion stood his mind racing and his heart drumming ever faster as the various cultures began to pile into the city. ‘I wonder what else is out there?’ Glirion thought to himself, lost in his own wanderlust.

Snapping himself away from the revelry he turned his attention back to the woman and he felt a slight pang of guilt, he had after all been asked to serve as escort. “I apologise lady Asfried, I will keep my eyes on you and not let me mind wander.” Slowly placing one hand on the hilt of his weapon Glirion felt a small smile tugging at the corner of his mouth as he began to use a mixture of tactics to part through the crowd to deliver his charge. Grunting, pushing and shoving the Barding tried to keep the old matron as undisturbed as possible. Every now and then Glirion would simply stand guard over his charge as she spoke to members of the populace or decided to take interest in the market stalls.

Despite the wonder in his heart and his eagerness to partake in the days celebrations, eventually he would insist to his mentor that it was time to depart for the whole reason they had arrived. Navigating Asfried up to the palace, Glirion couldn’t help but suppress an outright smile as he neared the palace. After all it wasn’t every day that one would be in the presence of a newly crowned king.
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Re: Dragontide & The First Gathering of the Five Armies, Pt IV

Unread post by Fieranor of Imladris » 13 Jun 2019, 21:36

LoreMaster Note Absolutely excellent opening, Ed; thank you for that. I am going to wait on some more responses, at least through tomorrow morning, local, before I write at least one answer.
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