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The Ballad of Adler Young, Canto 2.5
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Quote:>Ambush their ambush by cleverly taking the front door.

"Since we know about the ambush," I theorized, "we can take them by surprise by going right in the front door. They won't be expecting that."

"Sure an' that's exactly what they'll be expectin," Estvan protested.

"Maybe, but we'll be ready for them," I insisted. "They won't expect that."

"Begorrah, twill be a while and a half before any o' this lot is ready for anything. You yer own self are still not thinkin' clearly."

"I was a little woozy earlier, but I feel fine now," I assured him.

Quote:>Adler: Get a strange feeling, as if someone is watching you.

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"I have a peculiar sensation as if someone was watching me," I muttered as I turned to look at the mysterious bespectacled elf.

"I've been looking at you this whole time," he (she?) admitted.

"No, it's something other than that. How strange..."

"Do ye mind not standin right there listenin' in on our strategic conference?" Estvan insinuated irritably.

"Sorry, but I have to insist on searching Prince Adler for any traces of possible Scuti contamination. One can never be too careful. These creatures are insidious, after all."

"I feel as if I know you," I murmured, trying to figure out where I had seen this elf before. "Ah well, someone this familiar must be trustworthy. You may examine me."

"This will only take a moment ..." he (she?) stated reassuringly, and began to briskly pat me down.

Quote:>Strangely Feminine Scuti Wrangler with the Extremely Attractive Eyebrows and Facial Hair: Tell the prince not to be alarmed,but to make sure he hasn't been contaminated by advanced scuti-ism, you'll need to pat him down.
>Adler: Obviously the reason He (She?) seems so familiar is that this is yet another long lost family member. Surely someone in the family portraits had a mustache that fine. Therefore, a quick examination should be alright.
fail to notice something incredibly powerful and incredibly dangerous being slipped out of your elfintory.

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"You're all clear, sir," the mysterious elf said abruptly, as he (she?) turned and slunk away.

"Well, it's good to know I'm free of Scuti taint," I beamed. Estvan blinked at me and seemed to be about to say something, when -

Quote:>Thomson: Triumphantly announce that the Stoned Buck tried to escape to warn the ambush waiting in the hidden tunnels, but you stopped him. You stopped him and tied him up!
>That is not the stoned buck, that is a tree with vaguely antler shaped branches.

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"He tried to run, but I caught him," Ms. Thomson exclaimed as she crashed through the bushes at the edge of the road. "He put up one heck of a fight for such a scrawny guy, but my Floozy training stood me in good stead. Got him tied up and completely subdued."

She hauled a scraggly tree limb out of the undergrowth and stood it up on the ground next to her.

"Cushlamochree," Estvan sighed.

Spoiler :

Quote:SALV Chesswick, decide that it might finally be time to use ... a close blood relative, say, a daughter. Then you can create a sympathetic link between the girl and him

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"It vill be up to you, liebchen, to carry out zis part of Der Plan," SALV Chesswick barked sternly. "Are you up to der task?"

"U can count on me, Auntie!" SALV Silverbrush declared nervously but with determination.

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02-15-2018, 03:55 AM
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typeandkey
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>Adler: "Good work, Ms. Thomson. Despite your previous behavior, you may yet prove to be a genuine asset. I see you've also scared him into compliance. He's stiff as a board and positively wooden with fear."
>Estvan: Your eye begins twitching... Is this divine punishment for all your past japes?
>The ambush could be bearing down on you any minute. What's the situation? The soldiers are trying to eat dirt, Adler and Thomson are interrogating a stump, Burnside appears to be having a drug induced inner-spirit journey, and what's Brother Matthias doing? Probably nothing useful. Something needs to be done, and soon, or you're all doomed.
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>SALV Silverbrush: How could you act so callously against your own father? Your very own flesh and blood, the one who sired you. Have you not a single ounce of guilt at all in your soul? For shame, child. For shame.
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02-15-2018, 11:37 AM
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>Adler: A sudden whif of smoke stones you a little again but this time makes you remember many things from your childhood that would all be very convenient right now to get things moving

>Like that old abandoned scrying tower who also had a portal to the lowfolk world which you could use to sneak into the capital perimeter through the lowfolk world or use to scry on the ambush the the marshal has planned for you.

>Like the fact that somehow the good sir Ravenmad seemed to move pretty freely between the hall of ancestors and the underworks under the city which might mean they are cpnnected by another set of secret tunnels. Doesn't cost anything to go check.

>Like the fact the Master of Elfham somehow could once get a carriage ahead of yourself using some kind of ham dimension based transportation. Maybe you can get an army like that

>Hell if you're really deseperate you could even try those cracks in the faerie realms... they are still a thing, right ?

>Like the fact you or at least Estvan can pook, which could let you get a spy/sabteur into the capital. Just put some of that funny herb into their stews...

>Like the fact you can change shape. You could turn into an ixie to fly into the capital again. Or you could turn into something else more creative. Hey why not try a dragon or a gaint and you know, just make a hole yourself into the defense ?

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02-15-2018, 11:57 AM
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Major Matt Mason
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Meanwhile, what's Meadow up to? :)
02-15-2018, 04:26 PM
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>Adler: Snap to the sobering thought that your army is less than useless right now, they're actively humiliating you by making you the laughingstock of the realm.
>Adler: Change of plans. Confront Estemere directly and nip this in the bud. You know how to get into his throne room undetected.

I'd imagine that one of the problems of being as long-lived being as elf is that maintaining face becomes super important. Imagine people keeping giving you grief for something that happened a hundred years ago, and looking towards a good thousand years more of that waiting for you!

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02-15-2018, 06:23 PM
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El Santo
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Estvan: Sober up the army by using one of the tricks you learned back in your college years, place everyone's hand in a cup of warm coffee and then kick them.
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