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Sennen, without a moment's hesitation and with the giddy enthusiasm of a small child being taken to the theme park for a day out, blurts out:
"Yer Egg Shard, of course!"
Nephenee gives a sideglance to Sennen. Her expression seems to have the muffled energy of both panic and disappointment.
The mercenary simply concedes and sighs, "What she said."
"Well, we should be more polite than that.."
She turns to the fella.
"Hand it over."
(The old man gives Sennen and then Jane odd looks.) How did ya find ou-...oh, dash it all, I figured this day would come eventually.
(He looks to Jane.) Ya think I just carry it around in my pocket? Come inside and I'll show yeh all where it is...
(He turns to go up the lighthouse stairs, expecting the others to follow suit.)
Oh, dang... thinks Victor. I hope we don't end up in trouble for this...
"Hey, uhh... ya sure this isn't gonna get us shanked?" Gabrielle whispers to Jane, still cocooned in her cloak.
"Don't worry!" Jane whispers back. "They'll go after me."
Given how most of the party seem to be figuring out how to react to the very abrupt revelation of their intentions, Sennen is among the first to follow the old man, still practically skipping along.
... Well, that went... Much better than it could've, Nephenee thought to herself before trudging along behind the others.
Duane is surprised by the old man’s nonchalant attitude. He speaks softly. Keep on guard everybody.
Melvin plods along with the rest of the group. "But of course," he whispers to Duane. "This is all very strange."
Melvin wants to say something to the old man, but can't decide what.
(Ira heeds Duane's warning and puts his scaly mitts up just in case as he follows the others.)
(The old man notes how stand-offish the entire crew seems to be as he leads them upwards.) What are yeh doin'? Are yeh really expectin' me to pick a fight with the lot of yeh? I couldn't take on all of yeh even if I wanted to. (He says, raising an eyebrow.)
"Sorry sir, we're just new to these parts. Most of us, I think. Of course, we're just a bunch of strangers coming into your home, maybe you should be more nervous than I- I mean, we are." Melvin chuckles flatly.
Edited by DrNoPuma on Jun 10th 2019 at 6:33:50 AM
Sennen turns back to the rest of the party with a cocky smirk.
"Pffft, c'mon! Even if this geezer tries something, I'm more than ready!"
Her hand reflexively twitches towards her cutlass as she says this.
(At the top of the lighthouse, there's a fairly large and mostly empty room that's illuminated somewhat by the light from the lighthouse above. To the left from the top of the stairway, there's a very old bed in the corner that has a mattress bleeding out straw and a blanket full of patches lying on top of it and one corner being held up by a small chest. A very dusty sword is leaning against the foot of the bed. Despite how dusty it looks, it still looks to be in surprisingly decent condition otherwise.)
(To the right is a chest with a few old shirts and pairs of slacks hanging out of it. It sits next to a table with a single chair seated at it and a half eaten sandwich sitting on it. A larger table with some fruit sitting in a bowl and and a rotting pineapple surrounded by flies on the floor beside it is a couple of steps away from it. The scent of the rotting fruit can just barely be caught by the crew as they enter the room.)
Place is a real fixer upper... (Ira mutters.)
Upon making it to the top of the lighthouse, Kauri, who hasn't been entirely focused on the egg piece and whatnot, is immediately intrigued by whatever he finds lying around to care about the state of the room itself or the smell. In fact, the condition of the area doesn't seem to faze him at all... "Oh...?" His attention is pulled to the old piece of hardware at the foot of the bed. He slowly deviates from the rest of the group, curiosity overriding any sense of decency to not touch other people's stuff. He crouches down and stretches his arm, reaching out to the sword's hilt...
The first thing that draws Ezekiel’s attention is the sword, something cared for yet unneeded. He does wonder on the old man’s prowess in combat, and perhaps when they’re not after some old pirate’s treasure, he would be recipient to a sparring match. He looks to the boy briefly, a smirk on his lips as he sees something of the old, boyish curiosity he used to have. And still does, to some extent.
The second thing that draws his attention is the pineapple. He isn’t too proud to admit that, barring the flies, it still looks somewhat edible to him. Twenty years on the lamb will do that to you.
The third thing that—“Do you mean to show us something here? A tour of your abode is wonderful, but we haven’t got much time for dilly-dallying with half the seafaring world on our asses.”
Edited by BlackMageAnolis on Jun 11th 2019 at 9:06:02 AM
Aye, I just have to remember where it is... (The old man heads toward the bed and toward the chest that's propping one corner of it up. He notices Kauri admiring the sword as he does so.) Ah, yes, Old Silver. Nicest sword I ever had. Shame I don't remember how to use it anymore. Someone want to lift up this corner of the bed so I can get this chest out?
(hey yall how would i go about joining this)
"Here, I can try." Gabrielle replies, stepping out. Standing only a few feet away from the bed, she thrusts her right hand outwards, staring at the bed with intense focus. The bed lifts off the chest before landing sideways. But hey, at least the old man could retrieve the chest, right?
"Uh, shit, my bad, lemme fix that..." she says as she flinches.
"Old… Silver…" Seeing Miss Gabrielle move the bed, he notices a scabbard on the floor near the chest. He picks it up and carefully sheathes the sword. "… Can… Can I have it?"
Edited by shrubBird on Jun 16th 2019 at 10:14:24 AM
Parada, who has definitely been here this entire time, isn't actually paying much attention to what the others are doing and instead swats the flies away from the pineapple and picks it up.
(The old man thinks for a moment and eventually shrugs.) Well, yeh look old enough to start learnin' how to use one and I'm probably not goin' to be using it again any time soon, so I reckon yeh can have it. (He tells Kauri.) In a world like this yeh hafta learn how to defend yerself as soon as yeh can anyway. It's a dangerous world out there.
(He takes the chest off the floor (apparently not too concerned that Gabrielle just upended his bed; prompting a quizzical look from Ira) and begins working to undo the lock.)
Edited by kablammin45 on Jun 12th 2019 at 8:21:20 AM
Reaffirmed, Kauri fully sheathes the blade and picks it up, one hand on the handle, the other on the scabbard. (It's a little heavy… will I really be able to use this thing?)
Sennen, with her typical impulsiveness, has been scouring the room for any smaller or less ostentatious possessions the old man may have. It's unlikely she'll find anything, but hey, doesn't hurt to try.
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