Saturday, March 30, 2013

[Actual Play] Dinner and a Show

This evening, just before bedtime, a precocious 8-year-old elf warrior and her grumpy old minder, a paladin, were sent to Stormgate to find the source of a sinister stirring in the forces of Chaos somewhere beneath the city, as detected by the magic-sensitive diviners of the distant Elf Council. The two heroes were tele-dropped by the Council into a foggy side street under a dark sky, just a few feet from the front door of the Tides Inn (pets welcome, haunted room no extra charge). After offering a small fortune in out-of-circulation imperial coins to the Bonnie Raitt-ish innkeeper for a room and a dinner, the oddly-matched elves sat down in the dining room to a meal of roast chicken (yum!) and eel pie (ewwwww!) The young elf's pet fox begged for a chicken bone, and so she playfully hurled the bone up into the gallery on the second floor, where it plopped into the mug of another inn patron. Before the repercussions could be dramatized, the elf's mom appeared as a hologram and ordered her into the bath. The end.

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