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Forums : Alliance Open Role-Play Forum > Points of Departure... (The Aerenal Airship trip) Take Two
Lanaliathe (Officer) 8/2/2010 1:28 PM EST : RE: Points of Departure...
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Valianna grumbles as the bard squelches back towards the deck, thinking that Points surely would not have minded if Lyrick took a moment to change.  Shaking her head, she quickly dives into the nearest empty cabin and grabs a blanket from the bunk with an exasperated sigh before following him.

On deck, she smiles at Deriaz as she notices how helpfully he positioned himself, and shakes out the blanket.  Reaching Lyrick she wraps it firmly around his shoulders, muttering, "Don't freeze to death, you idiot..."

Not waiting for a response, she crosses the deck to Nklos and Tyrael with a happy smile for her son.  "All ready to go, sweeting?" she asks, eyeing the puppets he clutches awkwardly in his grasp along with the ever-present cloth rabbit.  "Oh, where did you get those?  Looks like Lyrica's work."  She glances around for Lyrica or Jeatra, assuming that wherever one is, the other won't be far away.

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Noghri_Sloth (Applicant) 8/2/2010 8:53 PM EST : RE: Points of Departure...

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Looking up the massive warforged towering over him the bard takes a couple of steps further into the windshadow of the guild's Shield.

"H-hope you d-don't m-mind. You m-make an e-excellent windwall." Speaking between chattering teeth was hard enough, but as he spoke to Deriaz the bard managed to force his purpling lips into a thankful smile.

Intent as he was on the warforged he didn't even sense Vali approaching from behind until the elf laid the blanket around his shoulders; jumping at her touch Lyrick quickly does his best to rein his adrenalin back under control.

Relax Lyrick, its just Vali...You're safe here...Well sort of...What is up with guild-members threatening my life? I mean seriously, its like I have a giant "stab me" sign pinned to my back...

Sovereigns preserve me, it is cold. Damn Risia, damn the harbor-waters, and thrice-damn Lysander Whisperwind...

Reaching down his belt the bard gently pats his coinpurse, making sure that it was still tied securely to his belt. It looked like Lyrick was actually keeping it full for a change.

Still, it didn't turn out too bad...
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Deriaz (Officer) 8/2/2010 9:19 PM EST : RE: Points of Departure...

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"Of course not," Deriaz chuckled at Lyrick's mention of if he minded. He adjusted the tower shield on his left arm, then held the arm out to let the shield hover behind Lyrick -- a defense for any rogue winds from behind. There isn't much he can do about any winds from the other two sides he can't cover, but he is only so much 'forged.

"I just hope you are okay -- if we need to get you inside quickly, just say the word. For the time being, I hope I am blocking enough to let you warm yourself," the warforged says, glancing down to Lyrick. Though his two layers of mask muffle his voice slightly, his tone, at the least, is of genuine concern for Lyrick. "If you need me to reposition myself, say to step back or forward or what-not, let me know."

With that, he turns his almost-full attention back to Points, still angled and shield raised to Lyrick's back to help as best he can.
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Aluatris (Member) 8/2/2010 10:36 PM EST : RE: Points of Departure...
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Aluatris turns her back on her view of the city when she hears the captain's booming voice roar through the ship. Spotting Lyrick, dripping wet and shivering, she sighs, utterly bewildered at how he was incapable of staying out of trouble or the cold long enough for the trip. For a moment she thinks about going over to talk to him, but decides it best not to. Last time they talked it didn't end well...

So instead she just stood there waiting for whatever big announcement they had been summoned to the deck for.

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sdoyle (Applicant) 8/3/2010 3:47 PM EST : RE: Points of Departure...

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Hoch stops just short of the group that has assembled around Points.  He scans the crowd and sees many of the fellowship as well as some friends have boarded after he did.

'A good number of warriors have assembled for this trip.  I hope they will not have to be used Brelander.'


As he continues to look at each one in turn he displays a slight frown as he sees someone that he wished wasn't on board.

He continues to look at the remaining party members and see's Lyrick huddled behind Deriaz and shakes his head and walks over to the man.

In a very 'manner of fact' tone he addresses Lyrick with, "If you came unprepared, I may have some loose robes that might fit you.  They will be short and tight, but they will be dry.  I can not help with the footwear though.  Find me later if you wish."

Hoch steps away from Lyrick and moves to the other side of Deriaz and focuses on Points.
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Points Deway (SuperAdmin) 8/4/2010 1:34 AM EST : RE: Points of Departure...

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Points moves up to the captain and borrows an object from him.  He places it in his ear and looks up taking in his friends before him.  He smiles and spreads his arms to include everyone.

“My friends…” he pauses and lowers his head a moment.  Raising it again with an apologetic smirk, “No… that is not true.  My family… for each and every one of you has joined my family.  The Fellowship took in this orphan as it did each of you. Those of you joining us on this trip, Fellowship or no are joined in our circle. We are no longer our separate lives going our own way.  Like this vessel we travel on and in we are heading somewhere together. To glorious purpose we have come seeking fun,” Points looks at Nklos and nods “…adventure,” more nodding at Zoltando and others “or simply the warmth of companionship.” Points gestures to the dripping Lyrick and his windbreak Deriaz.

“Many of you question my sanity and purpose in this trip. I cannot blame you for the premise itself is born of desperation.” Points looks at Valianna and Tyrael. “Recently much ill has come to us.  Out of it… the deaths of many of our friends and family, and much pain. It has darkened this world for me. I have seen those I care for callously treated, tortured and even butchered only to hurt me. When I tried to separate myself from you, to save you the… pain of knowing me… you…” Points chokes up a little. Straightening he again looks Jaggie, Zolt, and others in the eye, moisture threatening.

“You refused to let me go.  Me, the orphan bastard… the rogue, accused murderer, fugitive from justice.  You stood up beside me; you refused to let me be alone. You helped me realize that WE are more than this body.  We are together in this and that no one of us may be able to stand alone but together we ARE a force to be reckoned with.”

Points smiles and again sweeps the crowd. “You have made me, the loner, the orphan, the man alone, one of your family and I have made you mine. Deny it if you must but you know it to be true.”

“This vessel carries the name ‘Thastolia’.  It is elvish, meaning family, but she is something more than that. She is a tie, a bond.  We are part of her and she is part of us.  I will tell her story over dinner this eve. Treat her as your sister… your mother or kindly old aunt, but know that she is a lovely lady and she is watching out for you. Despite this, she does have her secrets and some of them are dangerous.”

“I ask you to respect her and the working areas of the ship.  The crew is here to serve but they are family as well.  Treat them as such. Please stay out of the holds unless you have business there and then in the company of the ship’s crew.  Please respect their quarters as you would wish them to, yours. I will gladly show you around before the evening meal, for any who would like the tour. There is one area that I would like you to avoid.  I know this one restriction will tempt several to seek it out, but please, I urge your patience.  It is a thick, yellow painted door, simply labeled ‘Restricted’. Do not go there unaccompanied.”

“Within resides part of the ‘assurances’ I purchased for this craft to keep us safe. I will show the space on the tour while its denizens are out…”

“I ramble… sorry, we are gathered as a family… restrictions, tour… ah yes, the mission…”  He pauses here to examine faces.  Seeing curiosity, confusion and outright anger on some faces he continues. “I am trying to create a better understanding between the peoples of Eberron and a better future for us and our… fellows.  Yes, there is danger here. Yes, this could end badly.  However a comet could fall and wipe Stormreach out while we are gone.  This is not a safe world.  The only way it ever will be is if WE do something about it.  I tried disappearing, hiding in my hole waiting for the world to pass over.  That got my friends, my daughter and my Saeresi killed and taken from me.”

“NO MORE! I will no longer sit by and watch as the worlds plot our fate. No more will I watch as the Coin Lords, the Twelve or another other force on Eberron dictates how we are to live or die! Today, right now WE choose.  WE decide.  WE act for a better future.  There are numerous foes out there plotting our demise. We cannot stop them all. We cannot face them alone. We can however, choose our battles, choose our allies even, gods help us, choose our fates.”

Looking more intently at those gathered before him. “Today, I choose to sail this vessel to Aerenal, to start the process that will either gather us allies or lay bear their plots against us. Today, WE go and say to this world, NO MORE do YOU choose for me.”

Points stops and points at the deck. “There is a line. It is symbolic. In each of our hearts, there is one as well. I cannot predict the future.  One thing is for certain, we will all die. I tell you that the thing that really matters is not how we die, but how we live! I live today and all of the tomorrows that I have in service, to you, to life and to Eberron that there might be a future for our progeny. Decide now which side of the heartline you are on.  As for me and my house… we will serve… LIFE!”

He pauses and smiles on Valianna and Tyrael. “In a moment, the Thastolia will be departing the tower.  You might want to man the rails as we go.  The view is quite extraordinary…  I will be around for questions after I see to my wife and son.”  Turning and handing the device back to Captain Cirrus those straining at a distance might hear “She’s all yours, sir. Depart when you are ready…”

Points moves towards Valianna and Tyrael, oddly his stride seems bigger.  The smile though has never been…


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Nklos (SuperAdmin) 8/4/2010 3:50 AM EST : RE: Points of Departure...
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Nklos takes a small step forward as Points finishes his speech, then comes to a quick halt realizing Points is not doing the classic "Come stand with me on this side of the line," or anything like that.  The question of how a bard may have delivered the speech enters his mind but then he quickly whisks it away as he sees Points head toward him.


Assuming that it is his friend's wife and son that he wishes to speak to, Nklos passes Ty off to his mother and climbs up on the railing of the ship.  Treading across the narrow plank with a steady ease he looks over the city and smiles.
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Lanaliathe (Officer) 8/4/2010 5:18 PM EST : RE: Points of Departure...
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Valianna listens silently to Points' speech, bowing her head to hide her expression as he talks about the losses they and their friends had suffered.  A soft "mama?" in her ear brings her attention to the fact that Nklos is trying to pass Tyrael to her, and she takes the boy with a small smile and settles him on her hip, trying to help him keep hold of all the toys in his hands.

A shadow falls across her and she looks up to meet her husband's eyes, tears glistening in her own.  Ty beams at Points and tries to wave a handful of puppets at him.  "Dada!"

Vali quickly wipes her eyes and puts on a smile.  "Nice speech, love..."  Stepping closer, she embraces him and lifts a hand to gently caress his cheek.  "You know where I stand, my Pas Madyrn... with you, always."  She casts a brief glance across the deck, then leans into Points and wraps her free arm around him again, resting her head on his shoulder for a moment.  "I just hope this works out..."

-- Valianna d'Eberron (Elf ranger, Thelanis; Fellowship of the Golden Night)
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zoltando (Officer) 8/4/2010 5:32 PM EST : RE: Points of Departure...

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Zoltando surprisingly feels himself moved by the speech Points made, despite his lack of information as to the actual reasons for the trip. Standing up and facing Points, Zolt gives him and the rest of the fellowship a military salute before walking over to Points to inquire as to what he hopes to gain in argonessan and Aerenal.











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Jaggie (SuperAdmin) 8/4/2010 6:41 PM EST : RE: Points of Departure...

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Jaggie choose not to hear Points speech right about the time he mentioned Coin Lords. She wasn't about to risk everyone she cared about to the pirates that ruled Stormreach. Best to pretend not to hear. Let the others feel free of every rule but the ones aboard this ship. For what the Coin Lords pawn didn't hear wouldn't hurt the friends- or family has Points would say- that choose to stay behind, during this 'epic' journey.
She didn't have any idea of what was really taking place in this trip or why so many where going. She didn't even know how long this expedition would take, but to put it frankly, she didn't care. This was a vacation for her and she was going to enjoy every bit of it.
 The delicate silver fingers of her left hand began to slide over lute strings, while the thicker copper coloured fingers of her right  hand strummed down. Deciding that a sailers song was appropriate she began to sing, "oh, Jack was every inch a sailor! Five and twenty years a whaler!..."


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