Back at the Inn at Port Said (Page 1 of 3) (forum rp thread)

Title: Back at the Inn at Port Said (Page 1 of 3)
RP Thread Number: 19a

Pages: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3
When Occured Between Sessions #14 “Grave of Dakhla” and #15 “Reprieve”
Location: Port Said
Out of Game Date: Oct 07 – Oct 20 2018
Participants: Rabbit, Keyleth, Te’Teh, Reggie, Luke
Original Thread: http://silkandspices.freeforums.net/thread/213/back-port-said
Previous Thread: Luke’s Quarters (10/7/18 – 10/8/18)
Next Thread:  Page 2 of Back at the Inn of Port Said (Part 2 of this thread)

ROLEPLAY

Keyleth

Key wanders into the taproom from the stables, having just checked on the horses. She’s humming distractingly to herself but the look on her face is troubled. She lifts a hand and absently and starts to scratch at a healing tattoo. When she realizes what she’s doing she stops herself. She sits down at a table and pulls out a quill and parchment from her bag. She calls for a barmaid and orders food and drink, then bends her head and begins to write.


Te’Teh

Te’teh wanders into the tavern, she spies her friend and saunters over looking like a cat that found a mouse. She sits down. “How are you doing? Feel like maybe finding some entertainment?”

She turns and starts admiring some of the more attractive looking men in the room.


Keyleth

Key’s eyebrow’s draw together. “Define entertainment.”

She cranes her neck, trying to see what Teh’ Te is seeing.


Te’Teh

Te’teh smiles at the large, rough looking sailors and shrugs, her eyes turn to some of the more fair looking females and that same appreciative smile is there. “A few hours spent when you don’t remember who, what or where you are, just enjoying the situation until it is over.”

She shrugs to herself, watching the other people. “I guess it is different for everyone, but I highly recommend distractions when a breakup happens. Get your body doing something and your brain will disconnect for awhile.”


Keyleth

Key laughs a bit uncomfortably. Her eyes are on her friend. “I really appreciate the thought, but Im not sure that kind of distraction is my thing. Im more of a throw myself into my work kind of girl. That’s kind of what I have started to do.”

She gestures to the stack of things in front of her. She looks around the room at the men and Women scattered about then back to her friend. “It looks as though you’ll have your pick though. I may go out for a ride later if you are interested. I have food coming are you hungry?”

She smiles at Te’Teh.


Te’Teh

Te’teh turns to Key, she gets a serious look, the bantering smile fades. “I apologize, I am not good with emotional situations, which this is, and I fall back to petty distractions that are unthinking of other people’s situation.”

She lowers her head. “I will try and stop distracting that way. I want to be here for you, and I don’t know how to help. To be honest I have never been in a real full relationship so I don’t even understand how this works. However, I shouldn’t let myself get distracted and be a bad friend.”


Keyleth

Key puts down her quill and her eyes fill with tears that never fall. She smiles, then abruptly gets up and hugs the young tiefling. The embrace is over almost as quickly as it starts and she is back in her seat. “There isn’t a wrong or a right way to be a friend. I appreciate you are here for me, it means the world. Maybe some day I’ll be ready to blow off steam the way that you do. You are an amazing person with a good heart and I’m glad that I know you.”


Jack

Jack enters the taproom, looks around and seeing Te’Teh and Key at a table walks up. Saying, “Hello, may I join you,” as he expects the answer to be yes begins to sit down.


Te’Teh

Te’teh eyes become huge as she is embraced, a cat unsure of how to respond. However, she doesn’t pull back and by the end gives an embrace back. As Key sits back down Te’teh watches her with concern. “I am here for you.”

She stops talking and freezes when Key talks about her being amazing. Once Key is done, Te’Teh gives her a big smile. “I know I am awesome… so what we doing about the Luke and Rabbit thing. She is free, he is wavering around and she is being quiet. That or we can go gamble if you don’t want to talk about them.”

Te’teh’s smile becomes huge on her face, all the way up to her eyes as she sees the sailor sit down. “I would make space for you anytime.” With that she moves over so he can sit beside her.


Keyleth

Key winks at Te’Teh and motions to Jack to sit.  “You are always welcome. We were just talking about letting Rabbit and Luke figure out their own relationship.”

She smiles broadly at the tiefling, humor in the lines of her body. She turns to Jack. “How was your evening? Did you sleep well? How is the new ship?”


Jack

Jack takes the seat kffered by Te’Teh and replies, “I had a good evening, restful sleep and all. Though I have to say I’m not a fan of hot climates like this. Being in a port makes it better. When we were out in the desert the heat made it difficult to sleep.”

Pausing for a second he adds, “Yeah I haven’t seen good come of meddling in others affairs. Luke and Rabbit are good people and can figure out their way.”

“How long are we planning on staying here in Port Said? I had thought to see if I could make a connection with Tsovinar via the bowl but last night it occurred to me that I would have an even better chance over the open water.”


Te’Teh

Te’teh nods at the comments about the heat. “It definitely gets too hot out there, I don’t like it. I wonder if there are no drow under the desert, that seems like the worst place to live if you are an underdark person.”

She realizes she is being distracted by thoughts she leans over and pats Jack on the back of the hand. “I think the only reason we are here is you, I think we all thought you wanted to stay over. I am definitely willing to leave this place anytime you all say you want to leave.”


Keyleth

Key listens to Jack and Te’Teh.  “I think that we can leave when ever your ready Captain. I think we all are eager to head for home. If you give me a day or so I’ll grab Rabbit and sell the horses and wagon. I’d like to keep the horse that the tribe gave us. Is there a way for us to take the horse home with us?”


Jack

“I did want to stay but as I said I long for the fresh air and a bunk that properly rocks when I sleep. Take the time you need, Key. I’ll use that time to stock provisions for the journey back to Kokand and personally inspect our ship. We can easily take the horse with us. With Rabbit’s skill at keeping the horse calm we shouldn’t have any trouble. Heck, the hardest part will be mucking out the stall. Heh.”


Te’Teh

Te’teh shivers a bit… then looks up at Jack. “That will never be me. Sorry I vomit at the thought of horse manure.”


Keyleth

Key laughs. “I’ll make sure that the stall gets mucked out. I want the horse, l’ll take care of her. Jack l’ll let you know when we’re finished and I’ll have money to put back into the company fund.”

She looks around as if searching for someone. “Have we seen Luke or Rabbit yet today?”


Jack, looks to Te’Teh and says, “It’s a dirty job, that’s true, but one I’d choose over bailing out the bilge or holystoning the deck. Don’t worry we have plenty of crew to take care of the work. If you want to help out to pass the time we can find something more to your liking.”

Turning to Key he adds, “Good to know. I haven’t seen either of them or our erstwhile librarian this morning.”


Te’Teh

Te’teh gives Jack a smirk. “That depends which position you want done.”

Te’teh cocks her head thinking. ”I wouldn’t mind climbing up on the ropes, I have really good coordination.”


Keyleth

Key shakes her head at Te’ comment but there is a smile on her face. She turns to Jack.  “I figured I’d give them a little while longer then go shake the beds. If we want to get underway as early as tomorrow we should get a jump on things soon.”


Luke

Luke makes his way to the side of the table and drags an empty chair with him. He sits at the table, and smiles, “My business is done here too. I have a question, though. Can we give away the horse that the desert elves gave us? Should we keep that horse?”

He raises a hand in the the air, giving the motion for another round of drinks to the wait staff.


Reginald

Reggie snored loudly, covered and surrounded by layers of parchments and illegible magical scribblings in various states of wadded-up, drooled on states. In the middle of the disarray sat the Manual of Quickness of Action, thrumming quietly with an arcane power. A yowl broke the snoring as a massive white shape landed on the gnome’s chest, echoed by a most unmanly shriek from the small figure on the bed as he tried to bolt upright and instead flailed around aimlessly, papers flying everywhere. The large white cat sauntered off of Reggie and *mrowred* with satisfaction as it first kneaded, then curled around the small space that had been cleared on the bed by the gnome’s flailing. From her loaf position two beady red eyes stared accusingly at Reggie.

{I dare say, Moonbeam! What the blazes has gotten into you? I was just finishing up some notes…} “Oh dear me this will never do” the gnome looked around sadly at the chaos of the room and finished the thought out loud. A feminine voice drawled disinterestedly in his mind, {I thought you might like to know that your… friends… are waiting for you. Don’t worry, I’ve already caught us breakfast. No thanks to you.} The cat sniffed and nodded towards the unused pillow, on which sat one plump and recently killed rat. Reggie looked out the window at the sun and gasped at once “Oh no! I slept too late! It’s almost nine!” He quickly threw his robe on, grabbed his staff and the manual, and flew down the stairs towards the taproom, papers trailing behind him like so much toilet paper.


Keyleth

Key smiles at Luke and pushes out a chair for Reggie with her foot.  “My thoughts regarding the horse were that when we do have to come back this way that it would look better for us if we still had the gift they gave us and she obviously looked well cared for. Im willing to put the price of the horse in the group coffers. I plan to do all the care and feeding of her since this is my idea.”


Te’Teh

Te’teh watches as Reggie comes in and Key gives him a chair.. “Looks like the gang is almost all here.”

Te’teh turns her head to Luke and Key. ”Are we taking the horse home or boarding it here?”


Luke

“I’m good with whatever you want to do about the horse,” Luke says. “I was just making sure you didn’t plan to sell it where the insult of selling it would get to the people that had gifted it to you. Also, why not keep it. You don’t have one, and royals don’t walk like the rest of us.” He smirks at the last bit.


Keyleth

Key rolls her eyes at luke, and a small chuckle escapes her lips.  “Im so glad I have you all to keep me from committing a political faux pas. I plan to keep her. She’s quite a beautiful animal. I just need a name. Any suggestions?”

She looks around the table at her companions, looking for a suggestion.


Te’Teh

Te’teh shifts her attention to Key as she thinks. “I am not very good at elven, but I was thinking since you are basically getting a new start, you could call her ‘Winya Re’.”

Te’teh looks unsure, ”That means ‘New Day’ doesn’t it?”


Reginald

Reggie gathers all the papers and stuffs them into his satchel before sitting in the offered seat. He nods attentively and listens to everyone talking about the horse. He blinks several times but doesn’t say anything.


Luke

Luke smiles, “That sounds as good as any to me. I look forward to getting back home. I need to check on Nightscale, and the rest of my people.” Luke’s eyes flash with a tiny bit of worry.


Keyleth

Key nods to Te’Teh.  “It does. I like it. I didn’t know you spoke my language. You are full of surprises.”

She smiles at the younger tiefling then turns to the older.  “It will be good to be home. Im sure everyone is okay and if they’re not, we’ll help you make it right.”


Te’Teh

Te’teh laughs loudly. “I speak very little. I know enough to ask for beer, ask if someone wants to have sex and to demand money.”

Te’teh thinks about it, a large smile on her face. ”Oh and I learned ‘new day’ accidentally trying to tell someone I owed money to that I would pay them the next day.”


Keyleth

Key throws back her head and laughs. It takes a few minutes for her to catch her breath. Once she does she wipes tears from her eyes.

“I would never have been able to tell from the way you spoke. If you’d like to learn more, I’d be more than happy to teach you.”


Te’Teh

Te’teh beams a large smile at Key, obviously finding the situation she was in just as funny as the elf.

“I would totally love that. I was trying to get Rabbit to teach me drow but she wouldn’t really do much about it on our trip back from the desert. I figure if nothing else, if I learn Elven, that should work for both right?”


Luke

Luke nods, “I put things in place to keep everyone going, but I’m sure if I was gone long enough it would fall off. I’m kind of the driving force because poverty and suffering take up so much time, there’s not much left for anything else.”


Keyleth

Key chuckles.  “From the little bit I know, one doesn’t really lend itself to the other.”

She turns to Luke, the smile disappearing from her face.  “Will we make it back in time? Or will you need to play catch-up when we get there? Is there anything I can do to help?”


Te’Teh

Te’teh watches her friends. A calm, but concerned look crosses her face. “We need to establish something that can run while we are gone. Things are getting too important to let fall apart, but we can’t necessarily hurry back every time.”

Te’Teh gets a surprised look on her face as realization comes to her. “We need to just try and make more use of the gate mages, especially traveling from Kokand to wherever we go. It is expensive to travel that way, but the timing could really help.”


Reginald

At the mention of teleportation Reggie perks up a bit. “Well I might be able to be of some assistance with that. Of course I would need to learn the proper sigil sequence and have the material components, and I’ll need to get the proper scroll and transcribe the spell… but given some time I could procure a relatively inexpensive means of transportation to any location with a permanent circle, provided of course they are willing to allow me to study their sigil sequences.”


Te’Teh

Te’teh keeps looking around, as if she is expecting someone and seems a bit surprised when Reggie speaks up. She turns to face him, an eyebrow raised and a doubtful look. “I can sadly tell you that won’t happen. They keep that magic locked up tighter then a princess’s chastity belt.”

Te’Teh’s face goes to a more serious look as she thinks. “Gate magic is extremely valuable, worth a ton of gold and will get you hunted down by the mage’s guild and especially the gate mages. I had a friend, very very good at what he did try with a group. They found him, and his group, skinned alive and placed upon the walls of the mages guild. Besides, even if you got it, they are going to hunt you down to protect their racket.”


Luke

“Really?” Luke asks. “I had no idea about gate magic. I mean, I know the mages guild has several specialty rackets, that seem like nothing more than any other racket, but I hadn’t heard about the gate one. Is this like a path of mage magic where they just open a gate on the fly? Anywhere anytime? or is it more like a full ritual? It sounds expensive, because they have a business plan built around it, but it’s probably expensive anyways.”

Luke sets down his drink, and raises his hand for the waitress to bring another round.


Te’Teh

Te’Teh smiles at Luke, happy to be the one to teach this time.

“Oh they have Gate Guilds even. There are two in Kokand, but they are incredibly exclusive and most people can’t afford it. Plus they are selective and I suspect can’t gate as far as they advertise. I am told they can get on the fly as well, but I haven’t ever seen that myself, just the gates that are like what we stepped through in Bhen Tharim. I could retire on the money I would make just stealing and selling gate magic capability.”

A wistful look of being rich settles on her face.


Keyleth

Key watches the exchange with a pensive look.  “So basically what your saying is that,” she raises her hand and begins to tick off fingers. “1. Reggie can learn it on pain of death. 2. We go to the racket, I mean guild that does and let them slowly bleed is into poverty. 3. While they bleed us of coin, they will lie to us about where they are sending us. Because lets face it, we are going to be traveling some crazy long distances.”

She lowers her hand and pauses to think for a moment.  “ I think we may want to talk to the mages in Arborlon. We know they can teleport at least as far as from here to Arborlon. Maybe they have someone that’s willing to possibly live at the new house when we get it and set up a circle for us there.”


Reginald

Reggie coughs and looks a little queasy at the mention of legal entanglements. “Well, while it’s certainly possible I’m sure the city of Kokand might not like there being a secret circle within their walls. Also it takes about a year to set up a permanent circle. I do think it’s a bit ridiculous though. After all, my master says the application of magic should be used for the benefit of all. I might be able to write him when I send my report and get a pass or something, although if these northern wizards are as barbaric as you suggest they may not honor the request. At the very least I should be able to get us back to the library and possibly to your home city from anywhere on this plane of existence. The components needed are a different story. Gem-infused ink is quite expensive and may be somewhat of a specialty item in this area. If you could get them at wholesale prices… hmm you might be able to create a permanent circle for about twenty thousand plus labor. However, if you start buying the inks people may start asking questions as you say. The inks are certainly available at the library but bringing them to Kokand would feel an awful lot like smuggling… I just wish I knew more about how the big guilds do things up there. I’m sorry.” The gnome shrugs a little sheepishly.


A young serving girl comes up with refills for the table. After setting down the different drinks and food she sets down another sealed bottle. “Feistus, the owner of our establishment wanted me to present this to you”. The serving girl points at the sealed bottle.

“He says he can tell most of you are not sailors, and none of you are from around here so you probably aren’t aware of it, but he wanted me to give you some Rakirina Destpêk to clean up with. Just make sure you rinse it off very well within five or ten minutes, or your skin will burn. It is definitely better then just trying to scrub yourself. It is used a lot by blacksmiths to get off powdered iron, or dockworkers who work cleaning out the bilges.”

She turns to Keyleth, “Could I get you anything else m’lady?”


Luke

Luke takes the bottle of Rakirina, and makes a puzzles look, “What is the difference from this and soap? I am definitely not from here, so I’m unsure. . . Wait. does everyone think we stink like a bilge?” Luke leans over and sniff’s Te’Teh, then himself in alarm.


Te’Teh

Te’Teh just glares at Luke as he sniffs her. “Oh my god, I actually showered today, haven’t drank and I have been a good girl. “

She looks at the container of cleaner, sniffs annoyedly.


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