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Enk Razorwood

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  1. Enk Razorwood

    Church On The Hill [Barbarian Raider Attack!]

    "Even if this is the right place I doubt we'd be anything but free labor should we stroll in to investigate" He said, likely with skepticism. Whether they were ensured pay or not wasn't so much of the issue, Enk was more worried of the potential danger of going into town. The goat was certainly not worth being at the end of a sword. Although it wasn't their conflict to resolve Enk felt like it was in poor taste to just turn back and let fate do the work. There was a lot that could be lost, and even if it wasn't him at loss he still could feel the pain and mourning. Even just a small effort could go a decent way, but he had no idea what he could possibly do to help. Chances are he would be a target more than anything else. Akiris also had a point in saying that going in and just leaving didn't seem like it would be unnoticed, by either the people or the combatants. "Let's get the cart and oxen hidden away first. If we have to move quick, it'll be easier to circle back and retrieve the beasts. Outrunning someone on an ox drawn cart, not so much." It seems like an exit strategy was placed as quickly as they got out stepped out. A few fellows on foot shouldn't be an issue, but just one armored somebody on a horse was enough trouble for them. He stretch a bit while he was outside of the cart, troubled by what to do. He wasn't so much hesitant to go into town, more of in the mood to preserve his life. Of course they still had a job to do, but they were by no means bound by contract. Jobs weren't always meant to be easy and plain, but there definitely was a line on signing up for a mission and signing up for a funeral. While it was a hard to make the call, Enk felt like there wasn't really enough to make his mind on whether to continue. "Well, it's not like they put coin into our hand just yet." Enk though aloud. There was no rush to head into town, since it was much safer in the distance anyway. "From here there isn't much telling what is on the other side of that hill. Maybe it would be better if we take a look and make sure there isn't anyone armed coming." He suggested. Enk had a hunch that it was outsiders, but from here he couldn't tell if it was a rowdy bunch of outlaws or a wave of invaders. It certainly would seems like the latter, seeing how the town definitely had a lot of movement. @Akiris
  2. Enk Razorwood

    Church On The Hill [Barbarian Raider Attack!]

    [Outside CoTH: Forest path from Blairville] Akiris had a decent point in mentioning that they would not need to get supplies immediately. People don't throw festivals in dire times of need, so without a doubt they probably were doing pretty well. In just a short few minutes they were well out into the country. Enk was pretty glad to be out in the open, being able to see the natural beauty that the world had to offer. The hilled grasslands were nice and secure but certainly a bore compared to the forest, or a nice mountain scenery. Interesting enough the town seemed to be name after its most prominent feature, a church on a hill. Perhaps not the most original of names, but at least it isn't something that you would forget. With them travelling on what he assumed would be the low ground Enk felt like he would be able to see the town while the daylight was still up. In what felt like an eternal song later he saw a few home and something undeniable to his eyes. It was the church on the hill. But approaching the town Enk could see something that was well out of place. Even at this distance Enk could tell that is was not a time of celebration, it seemed more like a time of transition. He was under the impression that whatever change that was occuring probably had a flip side of a coin, so maybe it was just like any other town. He remembered hearing of a paladin which came to be, and maybe that would be the first thing to inquire about. "Maybe the we got a bit of bad info." Enk said, feeling a bit odd about the place. Afterall, maybe the patron was mixing up towns he passed by or making a really good story. The discomfort from sitting was starting to settle in. It seemed like now matter how many times he re-positioned himself on the seat there was no sweet spot to sit on. No amount of cushion could do his seat justice, and no seat would suffice for his cushions. At this point there was more comfort being on the back of one of the oxen, even without a saddle. "My, honestly I need a little stretch break from all this sitting." Enk told Akiris. He imagined that Akiris probably was sitting for much too long as well and that a good stretch would revitalize their limbs. @Akiris
  3. Enk Razorwood

    Rebellious Rose (Predator's Keep Inn)

    It seemed like Akiris was still a bit asleep, but definitely responsive to the knock on the door. "All righ', I'm up. Give me twenty minutes and I'll be down." He said. Enk headed down to the lobby where he was looking forward to a breakfast. It didn't seem like that was going to happen, at least not there. The hunger from last night was definitely coming back to haunt him, and although he knew some of the locals went outside to hunt for their morning meal Enk definitely wasn't much of a hunter. But in his mind rung celebration in a new town was where his mind and belly were headed. Maybe it wouldn't be a glorious road there, but a steady uphill plains shouldn't be much of a risk to them. They were going to be on the main road for the most part, a smooth path to their destination. For some reason twenty minutes felt like more than that, but his time-dial certainly wasn't deceiving him. When he checked it wasn't more than that, but perhaps wondering of what he might await made it seem like a lot more. "Sorry I took a bit longer that I thought it would but I'm ready." Akiris said, with his backpack strapped up. Enk imagined the bulk of the bag was probably his helmet and cape, but he has seen some people pull some pretty questionable things out of what seemed like thin are. "Alright then. Do you want to stop anywhere before we head out of town?" Enk asked, just to make sure that nothing was forgotten. Although there was plenty of supplies they could get here while they knew it was available Enk didn't feel like starting a pack-rat mentality again. @Akiris
  4. Enk Razorwood

    Rebellious Rose (Predator's Keep Inn)

    Enk could sense a bit of skepticism that Akiris had with the food, considering that the place hasn't been tended to for a while. Even though there were other places that probably offered better service the Rebellious Rose was definitely in a convenient part of town. Not very busy, and close to the edge. It seemed like getting his hunger was turning more into exhaustion, with anticipation for the next days to come. He declared his exit, and went to his room to enjoy a bit of cleansing rain and restorative unconsciousness. Enk woke up rather early, with it still being dark outside. He had doubt that Akiris would be awake, but he planned to prepare what he needed before even checking on his fellow traveller. Perhaps it was the considerate thing to do, after all. Outside he walked to the back of his cart and opened the bottle. It was still filled with the water from the day before, probably at whatever the ambient temperature was. He usually didn't empty it out until he was about to refill it since the inside sometimes would catch the musty smell of the ox and the odor would just fester into a vile stench. He poured the water out onto the stone pavers and watched as the ebb and flow from the jug. There was something pleasant about the gulching sound from the bottle emptying out. He walked back into his room with the jug and realized that it was much too big to fit into the sink. He had a cup that he could use to manually fill it, and he thought it would have to do since the jug was definitely too large to fit into the sink. He turned the faucet on and started to filled the cup, then carefully pour it into the ceramic jug, as to not spill it. He repeated that a few times, just having an idle mind. Minutes passed. After a few cups his arm grew a bit tired, filling it about half way before he realized he could've used the bath tub. It was already about half way full, which probably was where he would've stopped anyway. He lifted the jug and made his way back to the cart with a slightly awkward waddle from the weight. Filling the jug was always a nice way to start the day. Almost like a workout with a purpose. Enk checked on the jerky and the spare bottle, which still was in good shape. With all in check, he was ready to head off. Enk headed to the room which Akiris was in and knocked on the door. "Akiris, are you awake?" He said. He had a feeling he could be heard, seeing as how last time the people he was with was able to respond rather quick. "We have a bit of a way ahead of us, but you could get some good rest in the cart." Enk assured. Afterall, the whole back end of the caravan was empty now. @Akiris
  5. Enk Razorwood

    Rebellious Rose (Predator's Keep Inn)

    "You know what goes good with everything?" Enk said aloud, sure that he had a great idea. After just a quick thought he noticed how lame it sounded, but he went on anyway. "Well, maybe not everything. Water is just pretty ok, at best." He said afterward. Enk gave an affirming nod, asking for a water. Enk took a listen around the area to see if he could get a good catch. He had a tendency to tune in to the conversations of others, since it usually was about the gossip of the area, employment or people on the more extreme end. Enk heard the calls of opportunity in the inn, he was just waiting for the right one. A nearby traveller at the inn was talking a bit about a small town nearby that was having a feast. It was a small town that was marked by a church on the hill, close to Blairville. It appeared that there was someone appointed to a high position of the town and that they were throwing a feast to congratulate and honor them. Enk couldn't tell if the fellow had too many drinks to recall or wasn't familiar with the event, but it sounded pretty credible. A festival sounded pretty fun actually. In times of celebration it definitely was easy to meet people and create bonds, hear people's woes and see the better side of what the town has to offer. It would be a new mark on his map, a place where he could visit when he needed a bit of a break from the familiar routes he took weekly. But it also was a place to sell goods and get a look around. Small settlements like this were pretty hit and miss; either they were completely barren and plain or they were hidden gems. And with it being around a church who knew if it had relics with value or historical significance. "Hey, looks like there is a bit of something going on nearby." Enk told Akiris. "Something like a feast in a feast in a small town. Maybe we should drop by while the people are still in raised spirits." Of course finding out how exactly to get there wouldn't be too difficult. Chances were that they would pass by someone who knew where the place was. @Akiris @LightningBolt
  6. Enk Razorwood

    Rebellious Rose (Predator's Keep Inn)

    A rib roast did sound pretty nice, especially since chances were that whatever game it was it is likely to be local. Enk remembered the deer he came across a few days back, definitely a nice meal from the forest. He was about to ask what kind of fish they have locally, but recalling the oddities of the stream he thought maybe it was a better idea to have something that isn't as immersed into the river. "What kind of poultry do you have?" He asked. Perhaps better to use the term white-meat, but he really wasn't picky about what part of the fowl landed on his plate. That and he wasn't trying to get pork: the other white meat, as some would say. @LightningBolt @Akiris
  7. Enk Razorwood

    Rebellious Rose (Predator's Keep Inn)

    Turning in the information was pretty simple. It was just as simple as walking finding the right official orators of the town and telling them what they found, along with handing them the samples of the water that the had gathered. It seemed like the researchers were keen to listen to the wording of the details, and they were swift to pay for the information. To hear that scholars, wizards and mages of the sort were excited and wanted to keep quiet about the matter was no surprise. To be paid not to was more of a worry than a blessing. That kind of information was usually the kind that has some rivaling group keeping an eye on the competition and plotting something dirty. Like stealing the work, or abducting families. Enk was just being too skeptical of extra pay though. He grew much too accustomed of being familiar with the source of his pay, goods in his carts being which he knew well about. Afterall, he knew what he cost he went through on the road, what he bought the goods for and that he had to eat and sleep somewhere. The ride back was smooth and silent, with their lips being sealed on the subject. It was pretty strange since it felt rather early in the day when they got back to the inn initially, and now the clouds had tones of blue and orange. It was a pretty warm day outside, and being in the cart to escape the heat made it all the better. Perhaps the time inside went by a lot quicker than he imagine. "Almost doesn't feel like real work, does it? The young me might have had dreams of becoming an armorer, but then days like today happen and I realize I'd never live as well as I do like this." "Definitely way quicker than four or five days of travel and worrying about something going wrong, I'll tell you that." Enk said with a smile. Sometimes going on jobs on the board really was much different than what most people think. Either way more intense, or way more plain. But Enk was ok with that. A fair sum of money for a single day of work, just collecting a bit of water and taking a look things. Perhaps something that he didn't think of is the risk that they could have been taking had either one of the two tripped in the grass and stood up, but thankfully that didn't happen. Perhaps a frightening thought was that the forest was expanding. It might have been doing so rather slowly and steadily, but he could imagine that in the years to come it would be knocking on the gates of the keep. And that could be a pretty scary situation there. "Well, I think it's time to drink until I'm done questioning all... nah... about thirty-eight percent of my life choices. Let's ask... uh... huh, never got the owner's name. What about you Enk?" Enk wasn't the kind to be carousing at the day's end, but he certainly enjoyed the lively celebration for a victory. Even one as minor as this. "You know, now that you mention it I don't even know who does own the inn." Enk said, thinking back to it. He didn't really see anything that would indicate the winged fellow was the owner. "But a meal and a night of unwinding certainly sounds nice." He decided to check the back of his cart to make sure everything seemed about right. He still had a spare bottle, and the jerky and jug of water. Even though he didn't drink he was thinking about pouring out the water and refilling it in the morning. They both headed into the inn to wrap up the night. Or perhaps just start their night, depending on how you view it. Walking into inn Enk checked the bar and saw just a few souls there. He walked to the counter, which seemed unattended on a surface level. "Is there any kitchen staff here?" Enk asked curiously. He noticed that the which slid out his mouth seemed a bit crude. He took a seat back in the same spot as before, waiting to see if someone was there. @Akiris @LightningBolt
  8. Enk Razorwood

    Rebellious Rose (Predator's Keep Inn)

    With the drinks declined Enk nodded in affirmation. "I'll be waiting here then." He said, taking a seat on one of the taller stools. Enk didn't have much to get from the room, considering he had all in his persons but a look around wouldn't be too bad. He was thinking of looking at the job board but he thought it might be better to take a look with Akiris. Besides, they still needed to turn in what they had found. It seemed like Akiris was ready to go to round up a well deserved reward. Even if it was only getting samples of water and investigating Enk hoped that what they brought would suffice. "So do they make shirt with wing sleeves, or do you get your clothes special tailored?" Enk asked, out of curiosity. He really was just trying to strike a bit of conversation while waiting for Akiris, but learning about the needs of others always gave him an excellent idea on what he could do. @Akiris @LightningBolt
  9. Enk Razorwood

    Rebellious Rose (Predator's Keep Inn)

    Returning from the expedition of from the river Enk stepped into the inn, being promptly greeted. It seemed like it was blooming a new life again, just as quickly as it lost it. Perhaps it was that kind of place that just received the excess of any other place, but to know maybe there was a comfort in knowing he had found a bit of a hidden gem there. "Well, it looks like we'll stop by for a bit and head to turn in our findings in a bit." Enk had said. He already had one night where he stayed from the kindness of the folk, and he wasn't about to stay another. He felt a sense of fairness and responsibility. Just as they walked in they already were welcomed and had their rooms prepared. It seemed like they were out so little time that they still were able to stay for the remainder of whatever the checking period was. "Thank you much." Enk said to Rafael, showing his gratitude. "Is that a new uniform or there a special show tonight?" He said, teasing him for being without a shirt. The fellow was well in shape and with wings. Enk could see that he was tempered from a tough passage back, which definitely made his imagination run wild. Maybe he was defending the town from an incoming danger, or hunting a ferocious creature out there. @Akiris@LightningBolt
  10. Enk Razorwood

    Water of Wonders [Quest]

    "I bet all of those long hours and romance novels got to her head." Enk said. She certainly must have been excited to talk to someone about all that stuff, or bored out of her mind to just continue on with her stories. At the gate it sounded like the guards certainly like to stick their noses in business that isn't necessarily theirs to start with, and though Enk has had his fair share of questions it was nowhere near as unreasonable as that. It almost seemed like it was harassment at that point. With the thought of an abandoned stash of resources Enk couldn't help but wonder if it was worth the visit. Unfortunately incorporeals were something way out of Enk's league, and he knew that if he wanted to fill up on the library they would probably need another hand to help out. And another hand meant another split of the profit, if there was any to be made. If there wasn't any yield it might be a big risk for little reward. Hoping to find a valuable journal, powerful spell tome or missing documents among the sea of common novels and stale art books was unrealistic, at least for the first time searching. And even if he brought back a heap of books the chances are they wouldn't sell particularly well, unless someone was trying to fill a library. But if Luke mentioned the place with the intent to go surely there was bound to be something of significance there. Or the mystery was compelling enough to drive them there. "Perhaps with the cart we can stash up on books. Who knows what might be in there." Enk said to Akiris. "Maybe there is someone at the inn who is willing to accompany us, make it a bit easier."
  11. Enk Razorwood

    Water of Wonders [Quest]

    When Akiris mentioned that they were at the edge already Enk was a bit curious and confused. It was pretty odd that they stood in a field of grass and yet they were in the forest. Akiris went to indicate out where the forest started and began. He pointed towards the menacing horde of trees, where no return was imminent. He then started to turn around and point in the opposite direction, which seemed pretty contrary to what Enk would've expected. That would put them somewhere within the forest already, without him even being aware of it. The true definition of the forest was pretty vague, but as long as there were trees even a grassy plains like this could still be considered a forest. Perhaps rather than being defined by the concentration of trees the forest was marked by the field of magic ."That is a bit frightening, to think we already might have potentially become stranded wanderers." Enk said, worried of the oddities of the stream. He wasn't sure what would make it so that you get lost at this point, but Enk was guessing that as long as the landmarks were still in sight they were safe. And they definitely weren't the kind to be visible at night, so a swift exit would be the sure way to go. "They are usually chewing away when they aren't carrying the cart. But maybe they will have magical droppings now." He said jokingly. Enk went to round up his oxen and head back to the cart, with the bottle now in hand. "We shouldn't get caught up here for too long then, it might only take a moment to take your eyes off the road to get lost." Enk mentioned, prepared to call it a success. "Conservitavely at least."
  12. Enk Razorwood

    Water of Wonders [Quest]

    "I have serious misgivings about drinking anything that looks like that." Akiris said. It seemed like he certainly wasn't a fan of the water, and probably wasn't for an unreasonable request either. With the suggestion to take the samples back and go enk closed up the bottle and noted the magical aura it had. Maybe it felt a bit too quick to go back but he was right. The assignment was to investigate the river, not to gather samples. And if they were able to gather it was more of a bonus. Enk couldn't help but feel that their observations weren't really conclusive though, they felt rather incomplete. What if the magic did fade from on the trip back and all they had was just a bit of an observation? Even though there was not a lot that could be done for a thorough investigation he at least wanted to be able to have an idea of what may have been going on. "Let's at least head to the edge of the forest and get a sample there before we head back." And with the suggestion to head back Enk noticed that Akiris had spotted something, perhaps unpleasant."Well fuck." Akiris seemed to have a quick moment to think to himself before deciding a course of action, and then he spoke. "Get back to the cart. We're getting out of here. We didn't bring enough fire to make this place okay." With the suggestion to start a quick flame Enk tried to think of a way to make a quick spark. He realized he left the fire board with Luke, so that wasn't going to be serving him much even if he could find a solid piece of wood he could make another. And after just a quick gaze around he knew that it wasn't going to be something possible. The moisture of the stream probably made the majority of the wood unusable for a flame, so a quick motion back to cart would probably be their best bet. Whatever it was that Akiris noticed was probably best left to be. "I guess back to the cart it is." he said, not wanting to find out whatever might have been lurking around.
  13. Enk Razorwood

    Water of Wonders [Quest]

    "Try the samples, like taste it?" Enk asked, curious on what his course of action would be. "I'll scoop for now, we can always pour it out and get another sample if need be." When Akiris mentioned scooping the samples Enk noticed he only brought one bottle with him, not recalling if he left the other two in the cart. All that they really needed was a single sample of water but multiple ones wouldn't hurt. Perhaps it was was best to have the samples taken in a meaningful way so that whoever looks further into it has a clear direction to continue searching. "Maybe we should gather the water at different points?" Enk suggested, thinking about what would be the most thorough way to investigate. He unscrewed the top and filled it with the semi-murky water from the stream, with it being a brownish-yellow tint. The water was as icy as if it was in the colder months, which was odd considering the time of the year."If there is something this should do." Enk said, referring to the bottle of water in his hand. With the bottle in hand he could sense the magic within the water. He screwed the cap back on bottle and put it in his pocket. Their first piece of evidence was gathered and he already felt like it the task at hand was in the palm. Hopefully contact had no negative effects, a trip to the cleric wouldn't be something that he would be looking forward to. Maybe that would be the lucky outcome though.
  14. Enk Razorwood

    Water of Wonders [Quest]

    "Maybe the forest is some sort of paradise." Enk said jokingly. To think that nobody comes out is a pretty scary thought, but what would be worse is someone did come out. He took not of the question of whether he has seen any wildlife and took the time to think about it. He wasn't paying a whole lot of attention, but that just means there wasn't anything abrupt enough to catch his attention. "Just the flies around." Enk said. "And a few birds, but I don't think I noticed anything on the ground." It was a bit strange that animals weren't present, and perhaps that was a sign that the water was not safe for consumption. Or maybe not safe in general. As Enk drew near to the stream he could feel the ominous magic flowing from it. It seemed like it was flowing from the mountainous region into the forest, which seemed logical. Water flowing down hill and providing water for a more lush environment. It was unusually cold, the moisture from the flowing water was already felt through the cloth of his pants. The water wasn't deep enough to really have any fish or tadpoles, so he couldn't judge if the temperature was too low for life. "Maybe the stream is repelling the wildlife." He said, pointing out what seemed common sense. He felt a bit dumb saying the obvious aloud, but he was just stating a possibility from his observation.
  15. Enk Razorwood

    Water of Wonders [Quest]

    Enk smiled at the thought of having someone what was just a bit magic savvy. Akiris' statement didn't seem like a lack of confidence or being humble, just a reflection on him either not practicing magic."Ah, that is actually pretty funny because I actually can sense magic as is." Enk said, reflecting back. Out of the few Elven things Enk could recall himself using that was one of them "I find it a bit strange that I didn't get any magic despite it being in my bloodline. But then again I have no luck with nature either, so maybe I just am not in touch my origins. Must be ordering all that Weland food on the weekends." He said jokingly. With Akiris mentioning the his oxen eating the evidence Enk became aware of the magic possibly having some potent effect on things. "If there is some magical aura on the river, I wonder how the animals and creatures are reacting." It seemed like that detail was something that had completely slipped his mind. But it wasn't like the was some twisted magic in play, mutating creatures in horrors. If that was the case it definitely would've caught the attention of the town folk and probably be ranked a higher class on the job board. If nobody was noticing was the magic effects of the stream it either was something that would happen in the long term or something minor. "I guess we would probably know though if it had some radical, immediate effect." He said afterward, expressing his moment of thought. Enk started to wonder if the magic was affecting the area around or if it was just a latent aura of magic. Unknown certainly would be a way to describe what the were looking for. There was a point where his cart wasn't really able to go too much further because the terrain was getting a rather wild. The grass was yearning to consume the legs of his oxen. Lucky the hardy wheels just plowed through the grass and left a flat trail in its stead. "It might be a bit slow and tricky to continue on the cart" The cautious merchant mentioned. He stepped out and looked at how high the grass was, noticing it was brushing against the bottom of the axles. "Let's continue on foot, since we can just follow the stream from here. It'll give them some time to rest too, away from the water."
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