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A Silver Ticket Gamble

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Vashka kept distance, making sure he was not heard from the clanking of his armor. Upon seeing Ji-woo wink, Vashka kept his distance at the entrance of the cave. After all, he was only to observe and report, only helping if it was deemed necessary or deemed that the applicant was in real danger. "Good luck to ya las'." With that last look over to the girl, Vashka decided he would only remain vigilant to sounds of her distress.

As for the two guards escorting the girl, when she fell forwards they took the opportunity to attempt to grasp her wrists to tie her up with the ropes. "Go. Get up. Ransom." The broken common was still a real issue between the two however it was a hope she would get what they had planned for her. Though the girl appeared beautiful, there was a high lack of need for charm in their life as the clan was falling apart. They would lead the girl to one of the posts to tie her to deep inside the caverns. 

The sights of the caverns were mostly that of goblins tending to the new mothers and the loud children. Though there was less of the women taking care of the babies and more of the scrawny men taking care of the toddlers aside from the breast feeding. While the 'peons' of the clan were tending to the youth, the mothers were doing what they could do while the exhaustion after child birth came into effect. Mostly that entailed bossing the men around to do for them on beck and call. 

The warlord, however, was not present in the wider caverns. Instead he was down in the deeper caverns with some of the slaves he'd gathered, forcing them to mine out the rock to reveal more of the iron nestled behind a thick wall of rock. The 'crew' was forced day and night to work until their arms gave out or died from exhaustion. However, those among the captured ranks that appeared far more valuable were kept around tied to posts to be sold for ransom or to be sold off to the slaver caravans when they would come around. This was where they would take the girl to be tied up to.

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Ji-woo didn't resist as they tied her hands behind her back, and she was forced to her feet. She was escorted to a pole, where she was sat down and tied too. She let this happen, as she could easily destroy these menacing creatures. She sat on the dirt, her head bowed, her hair covering her face. She used this opportunity to listen deeply to what was going on around her. These caverns allowed her hearing to go deep within the depths of these tunnels. She heard screaming children and exhausted mothers, the constant little groan of the men who were forced to help with the babies, and she could also hear the clinking of pick axes deeper down. 

'Mining complexes?' She thought to herself, and she raised her head after a moment. The goblin guards who escorted her were staring at her, no long guarding the front entrance. She eyed both of them, and she felt the rope tied around her wrists. 'Those dirty bastards actually tied it pretty tightly, cheeky gits.' She thought. She looked the Goblins in the eyes, and she pretended to struggle. "Let me speak to your leader, this is a misunderstanding." She whined, weakly straining against the rope. "Leader." She repeated. "Bring him, please." 

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There was a lot of noise drowning out most of the caves. Mostly it was the sounds of babies screaming and crying. The mining was far deeper into the caverns sounding as though there was quite a crew of slaves working the mines. Along side the others captured there were a few elves but mostly beautiful human women that were enslaved along with one unique attractive goblin woman in rags tied to the end. 

"Don't try reasoning with them, they won't listen." One of the brunet haired women while a few bruises on her face looked over to Ji-woo to speak to her. "Even speaking in their tongue yields nothing from them." 

The two guards that brought the woman in would take a moment to change shifts with the next guard regiment. Once relieved of their duty the guardsmen would make their way over to the spawning area to assist with the newborns as well as to assist with the mothers. The next guard shift was slow to get up and get into gear and be fully awake, ready to take their place at the entrance.

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Ji-woo looked to one of the women who had spoken to her, and she smiled. She was beautiful, for a human she supposed. The bruises on her face took away from her beauty sure, but she must have done something to anger these impish beings. "Really?" She asked her. "Hmm." She licked her lips, and turned to face one of the other goblins. She raised an eyebrow and whistled loudly. "Hey! You. Yeah, you." She pointed with her foot to one of the ones that bore armor, and gestured him over. When he waddled over, she shimmied her hips, letting her coin purse jingle. "Leader. Bring him. I can pay." She said. She gave him her poutiest puppy dog eyes that she could muster, leaning as far as she could, hoping that some of her cleavage might persuade him to listen. If this clan was as run down as she thought it was, then killing their leader first might prove to destroying this place easier than she first thought. 

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The goblin that had his attention on Ji-woo noticed her curves and her cleavage, taking in a good look at her then hearing her coin purse was still on her person. Instead of taking her offer, which was not understood, instead the leaned down to swipe her purse, taking a knife to the string that held it onto her person. There was little to be done from the goblin just snatching the purse. When it became evident this was the plan, there came a strong voice from the far end of the poles, "Gal'nak, Trav fetch Sel'groth ehn sep mines itst. Mei ahn wants tam speak." The voice was strong goblin tongue from the long haired goblin woman tied to the post.

There was an initial shock as the woman spoke up from the guards. It was a number of things that were blending together that forced her to speak. There was a few snarling sounds as the guard tried to argue, though there came a flick of her hair as she spoke out again, "Trav, Gal'nak!" There was a few more sounds of someone who was opposed but reluctantly did what was asked of him. With the coin purse in hand he set off to go bother the warlord.

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When the goblin leaned down, she got a good wiff of his stench. It was god awful. She wanted to vomit, but she hadn't eaten in days, and the last of her meal was still digesting. When her coin purse was swiped, there was nothing she could really do about it, rather than sit there let her plan be ruined. It wasn't like she wouldn't get it back in a few minutes anyways. She sat, frustrated that, the little part of her plan failed. That was, until the Goblin down the way spoke up in her defense, so it seemed? She wasn't sure what was being said, she was at a total loss. 

But, it sounded like he was going to go get his boss, from the way he was grumbling, but then again, all Goblinspeak sounded like complaining. 'What a disgusting language they speak.' She thought as she peered down the way to smile at the Goblin woman who was in the same unfortunate situation as these other women. She didn't count herself as one of them. 

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It would take some time but eventually there was the sound of yelling and snarls before the sound of very loud banging was heard. After a time there came a very highly armored goblin in hides and spines adorning his armor with a very gnarly looking scimitar strapped to his side. When he moved, heads turned to follow his steps. The warlord was not pleased. Upon making his way over to where the new prisoner was being held he simply stared at her with a look of spite in his eyes. No words were uttered however he was staring harshly at Ji-woo.

"The warlord." Came the voice from the goblin again. She sat back looking over to the man who shot her one hell of a glance that was filled with hatred. Once he turned back his gaze he stared a hole into the woman that was abducted, waiting for her to speak.

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Ji-woo stared up at the warlord, trying not to laugh at him. She held in her giggles, and she shook her hair out of her face, and cleared her throat. "Listen Mr.Warlord. This is all just a great misunderstanding. I'm out here looking for my friends, and it has been brought to my attention that you intend to sell me off or have someone pay my ransom." She flipped her hair again and leaned forward, again with the cleavage trick. "I can pay off my own ransom, for I have just come into a great sum of money, and I'm sure that I am quite valuable to you, and am far too important for you to sell off." She said, and she purred the last part. She was in fact, too important to sell off, and if this 'Warlord', refused her request, she'd simply call off this farce and kill them all, but she was having way too much fun to end it here. She wanted to see how much further she could take this charade. 

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The speech she was selling to him was irritating. Money was something he understood though. "Explain how it would be more beneficial then a ransom. If you had come into possession of it what makes it less valuable then selling you back to those looking for you?" His tone was aggressive from being bothered. The guard who fetched him returned towards his post with a bloody limp arm as he tried his best to stave the pain off and return to his duties. 

There was genuine intrigue over what was to come next in this woman's words. She spoke of a sum of money she'd come into and he was willing to humor her for a pay off. As the warlord stood fit arms folded he stared at this woman more intently. 

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