Tuesday, March 30, 2010


In Gor you'll have to bargain with merchants. Never agree to the first price they tell you - they would become suspicious. Ah good haggling will leave both parties with the feeling, that they made a good deal after all. My son has to learn the art of it, so we went to one of the gray caste (armorer) to buy some weapons for him.
This is an example, how funny a "simple" RP like just buying a sword and a bow could be. It doesn't have to be fighting and trading all the time.

Some explanations for the Gorean currency:
100 copper tarsk = 1 silver tarsk
10 silver tarsk = 1 gold tarn

A sword will cost between 7 silver tarsk up to 1 gold tarn or more. Compared to that: A good pleasure-slave, beautiful and highly skilled, will cost between 4 and 6 silver tasks. Only exotics or the children of Ubars or very rich merchants will cost more, up to 20 or more gold tarns.

So, here's the haggling for a sword and a bow. - As no real blacksmith was around (which would be a cool role to play. Much funnier then always "warrior", "Ubar" or "outlaw"), I had to emote him with a kinky emoter tool:

[5:50] Franziskus Ninetails looks at the swords, balancing the one or other in his hand, giving an obviously desinterested impression
[5:51] Dar Blackheart look at his father inspect the sword
[5:51] Blacksmith approaches the two warriors
[5:51] Dar Blackheart: what about that one father ?
[5:51] Dar Blackheart point at the one face on him
[5:52] Franziskus Ninetails with a scornful look at the blade "Hmmm, I don't know...."
[5:52] Blacksmith: "Oh, that is a very good choice, young warrior!"
[5:53] Dar Blackheart look at sword know he don't have experience with sword look at his father
[5:54] Franziskus Ninetails steps behind the blacksmith nodding over his shoulder to his son and winks. But says loud "Oh, I don't know... it looks like it has some stains and scratches in it already. Are you sure, you didn't steal it from a fallen warrior, blacksmith?!?"
[5:55] Dar Blackheart turn at the merchant .....
[5:56] Blacksmith frowns "Oh, no! No, Sir!!! I built it with my own hands! - Maybe the young warrior wants to test it?". He takes the sword and reaches the hilt to Dar
[5:57] Franziskus Ninetails nods subtly to his son to take the sword and test it
[5:59] Dar Blackheart look at his father
[5:59] Dar Blackheart take the sword in his hand
[6:00] Franziskus Ninetails: you like that one, Junior?
[6:00] Dar Blackheart feel the sword, look at the sharpness or less
[6:00] Dar Blackheart swing the sword in the air ....... nods to his father
[6:01] Blacksmith: "It's a really good sword. Good choice, young warrior! It's light and fast and sharp!"
[6:02] Blacksmith "It's only two gold tarns. Special offer for you, young warrior!"
[6:02] Franziskus Ninetails gasps
[6:02] Dar Blackheart only gasps
[6:03] Dar Blackheart: 5 silver for it
[6:04] Dar Blackheart: 5 silver Tarsk for it is a good price
[6:06] Blacksmith fakes a almost faint "5 Silver tarsk for such a precious sword, Sir?!? You are kidding me, right? I have to feed 15 children!!! But as you are such a nice young man.... Let's say 17 Silver tarsk and it is yours!" He adds mumbling "Oh, my Free companion will kill me for it!"
[6:09] Franziskus Ninetails leans against a pillar, his arms crossed and hardly hiding a grin, watching his son haggling with the Blacksmith
[6:09] Dar Blackheart look at the merchant, mmm you say 7 Silver tarks fine ok for 7 Silvers Tarks
[6:11] Blacksmith: "No! No, Sir! I said 15 Silver Tarsk! Are you trying to ruin me? I already will have to sell one for my 19 children, when I give it away for 15!"
[6:12] Franziskus Ninetails chuckles and mumbles "well... one less mouth to feed"
[6:12] Dar Blackheart: oh that nice from you Sir i give you 7 silver tarsk and you give me for 5, give me your hand i never see a good man like you
[6:12] Dar Blackheart: but sir i only want the sword not your childrens
[6:13] Blacksmith looks desperate to the older warrior "Is this young man deaf? I said 15 Silver tarsk and not a copper-bit less! My 23 children have to eat!!!"
[6:14] Franziskus Ninetails shrugs "Sell 10 of them and you'll have enough to feed the other 13!"
[6:14] Dar Blackheart: so you agree for 5 Silver Tarks sir ?
[6:15] Dar Blackheart: because you have children i give you one more for them, me keep his smiles
[6:15] Dar Blackheart: 6 my last price sir and that is for your childrens
[6:16] Blacksmith puts the sword back on it's place again "I'm sorry, young warrior. Maybe you find a cheaper blacksmith around..."
[6:17] Blacksmith turns to the daggers "But I can offer you a dagger for 12 silver tarsks"
[6:17] Dar Blackheart look at his silver tarsk, i give you 10 Silver tarsk for it but i want a bow with
[6:18] Blacksmith considers "13 Silver tarsk for the sword, and I'll give you one of my 27 children! My daughters are useless wenches anyways and one of them could warm the young warriors furs"
[6:19] Dar Blackheart: huh sir i don't want your children but only a bow and a sword for a fair price
[6:22] Dar Blackheart: i say 10 silver tarsks for that sword and a bow of good quality
[6:23] Dar Blackheart: or i will look for a merchant with less childrens
[6:23] Blacksmith grumbles "12 Silver tarsk are more then a fair price, Sir!" He holds the sword high, the sharp blade shimmering in the dimmed light. "Look at it's beauty! I already will have to drown my 13 daughters..." - mumbles "... those useless wenches!..." - continues louder "...And sell my 18 sons, when I give it to you for 11!"
[6:25] Dar Blackheart: i say i have 10 silvers tarsks not more
[6:25] Dar Blackheart turn to his father, father is here the place you take your weapons ?
[6:26] Blacksmith growls but hastily "Well then! 1 Gold tarn and the sword is yours. And I'm adding a fitting dagger to it. Deal, Sir?" - Stretches his hand out
[6:27] Dar Blackheart whispers to his father i think the merchent spend more time in bed and not in the blacksmith
[6:28] Franziskus Ninetails can't hide his big grin at the bargain and the growing amount of the Blacksmith's children
[6:28] Dar Blackheart: ok deal one gold not more
[6:29] Blacksmith shakes hands with the young warrior to seal the deal
[6:30] Dar Blackheart give the silvers tarsks he have
[6:30] Blacksmith tears his hairs "More customers like you, young warrior, and I will have to share my furs with men to avoid more children!"
[6:30] Dar Blackheart: count the silvers tarsk that made one gold one
[6:32] Dar Blackheart give at the merchant... whispers...... have less childrens........
[6:34] Blacksmith takes the coins and counts them, sighing "I will, Sir, I will! But you know how it is with a pleasing wife in your furs...." - Looks up to the young warrior "Well, maybe you don't know YET, but you will, Sir!"
[6:34] Franziskus Ninetails grins "Believe me - he won't!"
[6:35] Dar Blackheart look at the merchant ... you better hurry to give me my sword and bow and the dagger before my blood turn in fire... he glance at the merchant
[6:36] Blacksmith frowns "We agreed sword and fitting dagger. No bow!" - Looks quizzeling and desperate at the older warrior
[6:36] Franziskus Ninetails nods in agreement
[6:37] Dar Blackheart: GRROWWLLLZZ
[6:38] Blacksmith "But if the young warrior needs a bow... I have a beautiful one. Only one silver tarsk!"
[6:38] Dar Blackheart: i say to agree with the deal a sword bow and you give the dagger
[6:38] Franziskus Ninetails covers his face with his hand to hide his bursting out into laughter
[6:40] Dar Blackheart turn at his father can i ask you for 50 coppers tarsk
[6:41] Dar Blackheart: 50 coppers tarsk is the normal price my father say for a good bow not 1 silver tarsk do not take my blood out of control merchant
[6:41] Blacksmith gasps "50 copper tarsks?!? 90 copper at least! And I'll add my insatiable wife to it!"
[6:42] Dar Blackheart turn at the merchant
[6:43] Franziskus Ninetails looks into his coin-pouch and does as if counting "Hmmm, 60, not more. Or I will have to sell one of my seven slaves!"
[6:43] Dar Blackheart: 50 copers tarsk is my last price for the bow
[6:44] Dar Blackheart begin to show his anger the blood inside him burn
[6:45] Franziskus Ninetails sighs and turns away "Hmmm, my old bow will do for you for a while, my son!" and turns to the exit
[6:46] Blacksmith "Wait, wait, Sirs!!! How about 80 coppers? But I'm having no gain at that price already!"
[6:46] Dar Blackheart follow his father
[6:48] Dar Blackheart turn at the merchand when he shout to him and his father
[6:48] Franziskus Ninetails hestitates and turns, taking a look at the bow again, knowing his son would love it. He takes the bow, holds it in his hands, inspecting it closely. He mumbles "Hmmmmm..... "
[6:48] Franziskus Ninetails: It's balanced well, but the wood looks cheap!
[6:50] Blacksmith "Oh no, Sir! It's finest wood from the Northern Forrests! 75 copper tarsk. Special price for you!"
[6:50] Dar Blackheart look at his father with concern
[6:51] Dar Blackheart move his hand at his new sword guard
[6:51] Franziskus Ninetails growls "75?! Therefore you would have to add your 21 sons to it as pleasure-slaves for us!"
[6:52] Dar Blackheart begin to understand the merchant play with him because he is a young earth man..........
[6:53] Dar Blackheart look the merchant........ with eyes show his anger and disapointment.. then he look at his father
[6:54] Blacksmith gasps "My sons, Sir? Never!!" - He looks with narrowing eyes at the older and the younger warrior, then his face suddenly brightens to a big grin "Oh, I understand! The warriors prefer the company of male?" He nods "When I think of my 35 children, then I have to say it's not a bad choice, Sirs. - Well, 70 coppers plus a nice belt-buckle for the young warrior!"
[6:55] Dar Blackheart listen at the merchant words
[6:55] Franziskus Ninetails stretches his hand out "65 coppers and you add a belt-buckle for me too, matching the one you'll give to my son!"
[6:56] Dar Blackheart: you childrens number grow as you dealing with price... what kind of father are you to place your children in deal for your market!
[6:57] Blacksmith smiles, showing his almost toothless open mouth. He takes the hand "65 coppers then and two belt-buckles. Very well, Sir!"
[6:57] Franziskus Ninetails winks to his son to sign him to remain calm
[6:57] Dar Blackheart look at his father, nods at his father sign
[6:59] Franziskus Ninetails looks into this coin-pouch, counting out 65 copper tarsk, which still is a high price, but appropreate for a fine bow like that, and hands the coins to the Blacksmith
[7:00] Dar Blackheart with a cold glance see his father spend money
[7:01] Blacksmith takes the coins and counts them. "You and your son are hard parties to deal with, Sir. If you need any more weapons, please visit me again"
[7:02] Dar Blackheart: i will with my sword under you neck for a fair price he say at the merchant
[7:03] Franziskus Ninetails to his boy "Take the weapons and the buckles, Junior". With a smile he turns to the Blacksmith "Be well, blacksmith. And greetings to your FC and your many children. Maybe you should consider to sell her?"

Franzi finds his son

A few days ago, Franziskus was inspecting the Isle of Tidra, as suddenly an objects rushed to the ground in a blue flash. Franzi remembered that flash oh so well - He saw that once, when the Priest Kings abducted his twin-brother Testimo from Earth to Gor and he - Franziskus - followed.
Approaching the spot where the blue flash and the object hit the ground, he found the body of a young man in earthclothes drifting in the water, unconcious. Franzi rescued him and brought him to the cave.
It didn't take too long to find out, who it was: His son he left - newborn - 18 years ago to follow his twin to Gor. And now, like once Tarl Cabot, the Priest Kings reunited Dar Blackheart with his father Franziskus of Tidra. What a happy day!
The young warrior will have to learn a lot about Gor, but his father is sure, he will become a fine young warrior.

Here's the story:

[15:46] Franziskus Ninetails takes his control-tour and finds some of the cage-doors broken. He wonders, what happened here, but will have to wait, until one of his boys returns or til he meets one of the tribe to explain to him. As he leaves the forbidden cave he suddenly recognizes a blue flash at the horizon
[15:47] Franziskus Ninetails runs down to the river and jumps into a canoe
[15:48] Franziskus Ninetails's all senses are tensed. He knows, he has seen that blue flash before: At the day when the Priest Kings abducted his twin!
[15:49] Franziskus Ninetails's hand slides to the hilt of his blade as he carefully approaches the place where he seen the blue flash meeting the ground
[15:49] Dar Blackheart has entered chat range.
[15:50] Franziskus Ninetails stops in surprise as he sees a young man laying unconcious at the shore. he steps closer and frowns... The young man... almost a boy, as it seems, wears earth-clothes
[15:52] Franziskus Ninetails crouches next to the body, his hand approaching the boy's neck, feeling his pulse. He exhales relieved as he finds it slow, regular and strong.
[15:52] Franziskus Ninetails grabs the man's shoulder and pulls him a bit out of the water on the firm ground
[15:55] Franziskus Ninetails rolls the body over, looking into the handsome young face. A strange feeling arising in him as he looks at this face, but he doesn't know why
[15:55] Dar Blackheart coughs and spit sand and water from his mouth.... moaning unaudibly...
[15:55] Franziskus Ninetails mumbles to himself "What have the PKs brought to Gor this time?"
[15:57] Franziskus Ninetails smiles as the young man coughs, he whispers in English, his old language, now so unfamiliar to him "We will have to get you out of these wet clothes, young man!" - He grabs the wet body and easily throws him over his shoulder
[15:58] VGS Over-the-Shoulder Carry Walk: (Driver seated. Say '/5 menu' to enter tweak position menu.)
[15:59] Franziskus Ninetails lays the body into the canoe, rowing him over the river
[16:04] Franziskus Ninetails pants heavy after he carried the body up the stairs
[16:07] Franziskus Ninetails lays the body on his bed, not caring that the wet clothes messing the sheets
[16:08] Franziskus Ninetails starts to undress the boy, first taking off the wet shoes and socks
[16:09] Franziskus Ninetails opens the wet pants and pulls them down, tossing them into a corner to the shoes and socks
[16:10] Franziskus Ninetails finally grabs the hoodie at the waist-band and pulls it over the boy's head, mumbling "You have to get out of these wet clothes before you catch a cold!"
[16:11] Franziskus Ninetails tosses the hoodie into the corner also and grabs a towel to dry the body
[16:12] Dar Blackheart begins to take deep breaths, his body makes slow moves, he slowly wakes from his unconsciousness, a warm sensation passing his body, he moan deeply and very slowly wakes up
[16:14] Dar Blackheart feels like in his own bed, lays his head on the cushions by instinct
[16:15] Franziskus Ninetails dries the body down. He adores the good shape of the boy, but strangely doesn't feel any erotic desire for him
[16:16] Dar Blackheart moans deeply, he take deep breaths and slowly open his eyes, the forms are not precise around him and he still feels dizzy, a black form move around him and he makes a surprised move
[16:17] Franziskus Ninetails rubs the skin roughly to encourage the blood-circulation. As the boy starts to moan and move and jerk back, he makes a soothing sound "Shhhhhhht! All is fine, boy. You're safe"
[16:18] Franziskus Ninetails continues to rub the skin dry, up the body, the chest... as he suddenly hestitates
[16:19] Franziskus Ninetails glares at the necklace.. knowing it oh too well
[16:19] Franziskus Ninetails with a croaky voice "Where...? No, that cannot be!"
[16:20] Dar Blackheart moves his lips and tries to speak but the words stuck in his throat, he feels surprised and he shivers, slowly his eyes fully open to see a face with brown eyes. He whispers "where am I, whhoo..a...re.... yo..... ?" he asks with a weak voice
[16:21] Dar Blackheart slowly discover the face more cleary, he opens wide his eyes and feels the face familiar .. but he must wrong... a strange sensation pass in his body and mind
[16:22] Franziskus Ninetails shakes his head, telling himself it must be just one of those weird coincidences. He smiles at the boy as he tries to talk, looks into his brown eyes.. those eyes that look familiar... "You are safe, young man. You are on the island of Tidra"
[16:23] Dar Blackheart looks at the man sitting near him 2T.iii..drraa?... Isss... neear Hhh...aawaaii...?"
[16:24] Dar Blackheart his head still in the cloud he try to move to see the man better...
[16:25] Franziskus Ninetails glares at the face... the chin.. the nose.... those eyes! He shakes his head again. No, it cannot be! To chase away that thought that's arising in him, he stands up and walks to the crate in the corner, answering with a more rougher voice in his old language from earth "We answer questions later! First you need to get out of those wet briefs!"
[16:25] Dar Blackheart push at his arms and move slowly he finally sit on the soft cushion
[16:26] Franziskus Ninetails finally finds a kilt in the crate that would fit. One of his old ones as he was younger. He tosses it over the screen to the young man on the bed
[16:26] Franziskus Ninetails: Get out of your briefs and put these on!
[16:27] Franziskus Ninetails in a strange feeling of modesty turns his back to the boy so he can undress without being watched
[16:27] Dar Blackheart a bit under confusion, look at the clothes the man give to him, feeling his wet brief he stand and grab the cloth in his hand
[16:28] Dar Blackheart with a shy face covers is privates with one hand and slip out the wet brief
[16:29] Franziskus Ninetails looks in the other direction while the boy change his clothes, wondering about himself as normally he has no problem with looking at naked boys or men. Having seen many of them
[16:30] Dar Blackheart move one leg in the strange clothes and after the second leg, adjusting the clothes at his body
[16:30] Franziskus Ninetails over his shoulder "Ready?"
[16:30] Dar Blackheart fix the belt around his belly and look a bit shy of the new clothes he wear
[16:31] Dar Blackheart heard the man and say "yes"
[16:31] Franziskus Ninetails turns back to the boy
[16:32] Franziskus Ninetails looks at how he bound the kilt around the hips. He nods, then reaches for the belt to fix and adjust it a bit here and there, then steps back and nods again "Better! Fits you well!"
[16:32] Dar Blackheart stand and look the man, 'he can't be...', he thinks... 'he look... like..' Feeling confused he not say any words for seconds
[16:33] Franziskus Ninetails tries a cheerful smile "Are you hungry? Thirsty?"
[16:34] Dar Blackheart with a confused and shy voice "yes, very"
[16:34] Franziskus Ninetails nods "Come down! Follow me"
{Walking to the kitchen}
[16:36] Franziskus Ninetails points at the pillows at the low table "Sit!", then turns to the chilla
[16:36] Franziskus Ninetails mumbles "Hmmmmmmm, lets see, if the boys left something to eat"
[16:36] Dar Blackheart look around when he follow the man, reconize he is in a cave with furniture in, he apreciate the way of the decoration and at the invitation, he sit on a cushion
[16:37] Franziskus Ninetails beams as he finds some of the cold meat of tabuk his boy Wolf prepared so deliciously. He takes it out the chilla and grabs some fruits of the sideboard
[16:39] Franziskus Ninetails also reaches for a bottle of kalana, looks over his shoulder and puts the bottle back into the shelf again. He grabs a goblet and fills it with fresh water instead of the wine
[16:39] Dar Blackheart observe the man and more he look at him more the man feel familiar...
[16:40] Franziskus Ninetails returns to the table and places the roast, the fruits and the goblet on the table
[16:40] Franziskus Ninetails after a look at the boy... without weapons... reaches for his dagger, pulls it and hands the hilt to the young man for cutting the meat
[16:41] Dar Blackheart smiles politely at the man and looking at the food and drink on the table
[16:41] Franziskus Ninetails finally sits down opposite the boy, waiting for him to start to eat
[16:42] Dar Blackheart see the dagger, he take it slowly and move on the roast cut some part and begin to eat piece by piece, he chew the meat faste, hungry he is
[16:43] Franziskus Ninetails waits a while, watching the boy eating, then - just to make sure - he asks in Gorean "Lo?"
[16:44] Dar Blackheart stop to chew, he swallow the meat he have in mouth and ask politely.... pardon me ?
[16:44] Franziskus Ninetails smiles and repeats "Lo?"
[16:44] Dar Blackheart with a shy voice... sorry i don't understand you
[16:45] Dar Blackheart look surprise by the strange language
[16:45] Franziskus Ninetails nods, sure now, that the boy does not speak Gorean "What's your name?"
[16:45] Franziskus Ninetails: Lo means as well 'I am' or as question 'Who are you?'
[16:45] Dar Blackheart look often surprise to hear english after that strange language
[16:46] Franziskus Ninetails: So, Lo Franziskus of Tidra. Lo?
[16:46] Dar Blackheart clear his voice... my name his Darion, but my mother call me always Dar
[16:46] Franziskus Ninetails: Well met, Dar. That is a nice name
[16:47] Dar Blackheart take the cup and drink a sip
[16:47] Franziskus Ninetails: A beastmaster.... well, a bit like me, who is called after one who talks with animals also
[16:47] Franziskus Ninetails's suspect grows more and more in his chest
[16:48] Dar Blackheart: i think my mother give me that name because my uncle
[16:48] Franziskus Ninetails: your uncle?
[16:48] Dar Blackheart: i didn't know my uncle but he have feeling with beast my mother told me
[16:50] Franziskus Ninetails nods, then points at the boy's necklace "That is a nice necklace. Where did you get it?"
[16:50] Dar Blackheart: it come from my father
[16:51] Dar Blackheart: it is symbolic
[16:52] Franziskus Ninetails nods again, now sure. For a moment he remains silent, just watching the boy. His heart beating very fast, but outside he looks calm and relaxed
[16:52] Franziskus Ninetails smiles "Do you know it's meaning?"
[16:52] Dar Blackheart: the symbol mean about a animal the Tiger
[16:52] Franziskus Ninetails nods "Yes. The tiger."
[16:53] Dar Blackheart: also the nickname of my father
[16:53] Dar Blackheart: my mother told me about my father when i was old enough to understand
[16:54] Franziskus Ninetails nods and listens, not sure how to confront the young man, who's propably his son, with the news
[16:54] Dar Blackheart sighs at he feeling about his father his face become sad
[16:54] Franziskus Ninetails: Tell me more about your mother and your father
[16:55] Dar Blackheart: my mother told me my father was a Shikigami i never understand well the terms, but she...
[16:56] Dar Blackheart stop for secondes continue with a trembling voice.. she told me......
[16:56] Dar Blackheart: my grandfather and my father are Shikigami of the noble Clan y Byakko
[16:57] Franziskus Ninetails mumbles "Mmmmmhmmmmm"
[16:58] Franziskus Ninetails: And you never.. hmmm... felt, that you are.. uhm... different from others?
[16:58] Dar Blackheart: different huh sometime yes
[16:59] Dar Blackheart: camarade at school laugh on me.... because.....
[16:59] Dar Blackheart turn his face at the ground and look shy to speak about
[17:00] Franziskus Ninetails encouraging "because....?"
[17:00] Dar Blackheart moans and shyly open his mouth...
[17:01] Dar Blackheart close his mouth very fast
[17:01] Dar Blackheart: because i have special teeth
[17:02] Dar Blackheart look sad to remember all laughs the camarades have made on him, because his teeth
[17:02] Franziskus Ninetails smiles
[17:03] Franziskus Ninetails: You should be proud of those
[17:03] Franziskus Ninetails: And you never recognized anything else?
[17:03] Franziskus Ninetails: that your senses are better then others?
[17:03] Dar Blackheart: i have no shame about my teeth, i am angry on the laughs about them
[17:03] Franziskus Ninetails: you see better? hear better?
[17:04] Dar Blackheart: yes always be better of many with my sense
[17:04] Franziskus Ninetails: your instincts are better?
[17:04] Dar Blackheart: i smell better and i feel danger when he is not yet there
[17:05] Dar Blackheart: mother told me it a gift from my father blood line
[17:05] Franziskus Ninetails nods "And changes in your body? It normally starts at puberty...."
[17:05] Franziskus Ninetails grins "Well... I don't mean the USUAL changes at that time"
[17:06] Franziskus Ninetails looks to the entrance of the cave, recognizing the sun already downed and night broke in
[17:07] Dar Blackheart look surprise by that man who knows about his transformation
[17:07] Franziskus Ninetails smiles again at the surprised look. He takes a deep breath
[17:07] Franziskus Ninetails: Come, Dar! I will show you something...
[17:08] Franziskus Ninetails: Come outside
[17:08] Dar Blackheart stands up and follows
[17:09] Franziskus Ninetails: come up here
[17:09] Franziskus Ninetails: ... but don't fall down the cliffs
[17:10] Franziskus Ninetails: do you recognize, that gravity is low here? Don't you feel lighter?
[17:11] Dar Blackheart look surprise .... he have feel different but not really have focus on it
[17:11] Dar Blackheart: that why i feel so light ?
[17:12] Franziskus Ninetails turns and points to the three moons of Gor over the top of the hills
[17:12] Franziskus Ninetails: Look at that, Dar
[17:12] Franziskus Ninetails takes a deep breath "I'm afraid... you're not on Earth anymore"
[17:12] Franziskus Ninetails: And no, Tidra lies not near Hawaii
[17:12] Dar Blackheart: you have say Gor ????
[17:12] Franziskus Ninetails: Tidra is an island on the planet Gor
[17:12] Dar Blackheart look at the sky and see 3 moons, he feel confuse...... 3 moonsss? Gorrrr ???
[17:13] Dar Blackheart: you have say Gor ????
[17:13] Franziskus Ninetails steps a bit closer
[17:14] Dar Blackheart look confused more often .... he want to speak but be enable to say one word.....
[17:14] Franziskus Ninetails: The priest kings have brought you here for a special reason...." - adds whispering "... son!"
[17:15] Dar Blackheart: ....son..... yy.. o.. u ...are TT.I.G.ER!! he say with a trembling and crying voice
[17:16] Franziskus Ninetails looks at the young man, with pride in his eyes, but also worried to catch him if the news would be too much for him "I'm Franziskus, shikigami of the Clan Y Byakko... The white Tiger... And I think... I am your father!"
[17:17] Franziskus Ninetails takes a deep breath, then exhales
[17:17] Dar Blackheart feel tears falling from his eyes, and he raise his right hand.. with a full emotianal voice he say... this is the ring you give on mother for me ... Father
[17:18] Franziskus Ninetails looks at the ring, with a smile but the same time tears filling his eyes also. He nods, then grabs the hand of his son, pulling him into his arms
[17:19] Franziskus Ninetails holds his son in his arms, tears of joy running down his cheeks
[17:20] Dar Blackheart hugs he father for the first time, whispers in tears " i have finally found you, father "
[17:20] Franziskus Ninetails: I'm sorry, that I had to leave you and your mother
[17:20] Franziskus Ninetails: I'm sorry, that I didn't see you growing up!
[17:21] Dar Blackheart: mother have never forget you, all days she talk about you, and until she last breath she want to see you again
[17:21] Franziskus Ninetails opens his mouth and shows his son his perly white fangs in a smile
[17:22] Dar Blackheart: when she died i have try to found you
[17:23] Franziskus Ninetails's hugging grip loosens a bit and he bends his head back, looking into his son's face "She's dead?"
[17:23] Franziskus Ninetails's face saddens "I'm sorry to hear that"
[17:23] Dar Blackheart: yes dad, she died 1 years ago, she did in a accident
[17:24] Dar Blackheart look sad and feel the tears fall again on his cheeks
[17:24] Franziskus Ninetails nods, then whipes his son's tears from his face with a soft motion
[17:25] Dar Blackheart purss like he always do when he feel happy
[17:25] Franziskus Ninetails: I thank the Priest Kings, that they brought me my son
[17:25] Dar Blackheart: i am sad to bring you bad news dad but i am happy to have found you
[17:26] Franziskus Ninetails: I hope they don't take you away from me
[17:26] Dar Blackheart: i have found you after a life time for see you, i don't want leave you again, dad
[17:27] Franziskus Ninetails steps a pace back, whipes with his gauntlet his own tears from his face "Well... look at you! What a handsome young warrior you are!"
[17:27] Franziskus Ninetails nods "Yes, but we never know the ways of the Priest Kings"
[17:27] Dar Blackheart: me a warriror dad ?
[17:27] Franziskus Ninetails: This is a wild planet, my son
[17:28] Franziskus Ninetails: You will have to learn a lot
[17:28] Franziskus Ninetails: how to fight
[17:28] Franziskus Ninetails: and the customs
[17:28] Franziskus Ninetails: and the language
[17:28] Dar Blackheart: a wild planet, he look curious
[17:28] Dar Blackheart: did you find my uncle Teso?
[17:28] Franziskus Ninetails looks around, slowly becoming aware of something "Didn't I hear someone shout some ehn ago?"
[17:29] Franziskus Ninetails: oh.. sorry... ehn is the Gorean minute
[17:29] Franziskus Ninetails nods "Yes, I found my twin brother"
[17:29] Dar Blackheart: i have heard a voice, yes, dad, come over there in the valley
[17:29] Dar Blackheart smiles at his father when he heard about his uncle
[17:29] Franziskus Ninetails: He is a slave now and he's happy with it
[17:30] Dar Blackheart: a slave.... dad ?
[17:30] Franziskus Ninetails: he wears the collar of my companion Kenshiro
[17:30] Franziskus Ninetails nods and smiles "Yes... you will have to get used to many things, my son"
[17:30] Dar Blackheart: compa..nion... Kenshiro.... he look confuse
[17:31] Franziskus Ninetails: I found a new love here. And it's...." - his voice lowers a bit shy - "... a man. Kenshiro"
[17:31] MrZoe Ninetails has entered chat range.
[17:31] Dar Blackheart: a man..oh ..that not offend me dad
[17:32] Franziskus Ninetails: I will never forget your mother, but I found my true destination
[17:32] Dar Blackheart look shy and at the ground... i have more feeling for man... myself... dad
[17:32] Franziskus Ninetails: and that's the arms of my Kenshiro
[17:33] Dar Blackheart turn a bit while he talk with his father.... whispers "dad, is someone there..."
[17:33] Franziskus Ninetails looks around again, still worried with the voice he heard. Suddenly he recognizes a shadow near the entrance of the cave. He whispers to his son <>, then jumps down the rock
[17:34] Franziskus Ninetails: HELLO?!?
[17:34] MrZoe Ninetails: tal sir
[17:34] Franziskus Ninetails turns to his son "Hm, maybe it was just a wild ani... oh!"
[17:34] Franziskus Ninetails: Tal!
[17:35] MrZoe Ninetails: i was looking for one called toruk
[17:35] Franziskus Ninetails's hand holds the hilt of his blade in a firm grip, protecting his son with his body "Who are you?"
[17:35] Franziskus Ninetails: Toruk?
[17:35] Franziskus Ninetails sighs
[17:36] MrZoe Ninetails: i am zoe, and i was captured by him last night
[17:36] Dar Blackheart "Tal.. what that mean?" he wispers at his Dad
[17:36] Franziskus Ninetails: The one savage who's insane?
[17:36] MrZoe Ninetails nods
[17:36] MrZoe Ninetails: with the mask
[17:36] MrZoe Ninetails steps away from the bad smelling barn
[17:36] Franziskus Ninetails frowns "Captured?" He takes a deep breath and mumbles "What has that son of a thalarion done again?"
[17:37] MrZoe Ninetails: he robbed me of all my coin
[17:37] MrZoe Ninetails: my other captors treated me fairly though
[17:37] Franziskus Ninetails explains to his son over his shoulder whispering "Tal means greetings."
[17:38] Dar Blackheart hear he father speak a strange language with the stranger, try to understand but do not able to reconize any words
[17:38] MrZoe Ninetails: he was fast fighter though, i didn't stand a chance
[17:39] Franziskus Ninetails: Well... I have not seen him.... and I'm not sad about that. I'm Franziskus of Tidra. This is my...." - He looks over his shoulder and smiles proudly at his new-found son "... son Dar. You must excuse him - The Priest Kings just dropped him in from earth today and he doesn't speak Gorean. - Lo?"
[17:40] MrZoe Ninetails smiles at the boy 'well met Franziskus. i am Zoe
[17:40] Dar Blackheart with a shy voice "Tal..."
[17:41] MrZoe Ninetails: and a fine looking son he is
[17:41] Franziskus Ninetails beams proudly "All like papa!"
[17:41] MrZoe Ninetails smiles and raises his eyebrows 'his papa is fine looking too?'
[17:41] Dar Blackheart beams at his father
[17:42] Franziskus Ninetails: I'm not?
[17:42] Franziskus Ninetails chuckles
[17:42] MrZoe Ninetails blushes
[17:43] Franziskus Ninetails: Or how many fathers should he have, as I just told you, it's my son
[17:43] MrZoe Ninetails: that is who i meant was fine looking
[17:43] Franziskus Ninetails smiles broadly, then gets serious again
[17:44] Franziskus Ninetails: So, you mentioned the others?
[17:44] MrZoe Ninetails: a man named snake
[17:44] Franziskus Ninetails: GRROWWLLLZZ
[17:44] MrZoe Ninetails: one called wolf
[17:44] Franziskus Ninetails beams
[17:44] Franziskus Ninetails: That's my first boy
[17:44] MrZoe Ninetails: and another named paradise
[17:45] MrZoe Ninetails: all were kind to me, one was very kind indeed
[17:45] Franziskus Ninetails nods "Paradise is one of the savages"
[17:45] Dar Blackheart look at the other man, notice a bow like his father have, thinking maybe weapons are important
[17:46] Franziskus Ninetails nods '"Well, at least my first boy better is. He's a jewel, but sometimes can also be a little devil"
[17:46] Franziskus Ninetails: Do you have any idea, where he went to?
[17:46] MrZoe Ninetails: the one called wolf?
[17:46] Franziskus Ninetails: Yes
[17:47] MrZoe Ninetails: i thought i saw him at Arad not too long ago
[17:47] Franziskus Ninetails turns to his son and explains in English "Wolf - that is my first boy"
[17:47] Franziskus Ninetails: Hmmm, so the savages released you?
[17:48] MrZoe Ninetails: you could say that
[17:48] Dar Blackheart look at his father " First boy" look confuse
[17:48] MrZoe Ninetails grins sheepishly
[17:49] Franziskus Ninetails mumbles to himself "Hmmm, my boy at Arad? I wonder, what he's doing there...."
[17:50] MrZoe Ninetails shrugs 'i only saw him a moment then he was gone'
[17:50] Franziskus Ninetails smiles for a moment, then gets serious again "And you returned? [...] Don't you think it's dangerous to return?"
[17:50] MrZoe Ninetails: more dangerous if toruk was here
[17:50] MrZoe Ninetails: but i want my coins
[17:52] MrZoe Ninetails: i was not afraid of the others here. i won't get much in a trade though as they found out
[17:52] Franziskus Ninetails: Hmm, about Toruk... again: I haven't seen him and I'm not sad about it. He brought us a lot of trouble already
[17:52] MrZoe Ninetails: that seemed apparent last night but he is a strong warrior
[17:53] Franziskus Ninetails: Well, the one called Snake... He doesn't like warriors that much after they killed his whole tribe
[17:53] MrZoe Ninetails nods
[17:54] Franziskus Ninetails: If he was kind to you, then you must have had his sympathy. That's better for you, I can assure you
[17:54] MrZoe Ninetails: i was once an etihad and know how they treat their captives--your men were much kinder
[17:54] Franziskus Ninetails growls a bit at the thought that this savage almost killed his companion
[17:54] Franziskus Ninetails: we try to live in peace here
[17:55] Dar Blackheart look at his father when he hear the growls and smiles
[17:55] MrZoe Ninetails: i had come in peace and not raised my bow when he began shooting
[17:55] MrZoe Ninetails: then i ran to escape and he took me down
[17:55] Franziskus Ninetails nods "Yes, that's the dilemma with him"
[17:56] MrZoe Ninetails: i do not know what he would have done to me if he had not had to leave the island suddenly
[17:56] Franziskus Ninetails sighs "He drags in captives like a larl drags in tobuks" ((or a cat mice))
[17:56] Franziskus Ninetails: even our friends
[17:57] MrZoe Ninetails: well sometimes one must put up with high spirited warriors
[17:57] Franziskus Ninetails: and I need all my skills of diplomacy to safe the situations and not getting into war with the whole mainland
[17:58] MrZoe Ninetails nods sympathetically, glad he has no burdens of leadership
[17:59] MrZoe Ninetails: i will not take up more of your time sir---thank you for listening to my sad story. i will miss those coins....
[17:59] Franziskus Ninetails: Well, it is late and we need to sleep soon. The events for my son here..." Pulls his son closer and lay proudly a hand on his shoulders "... were a bit much for his first day on this planet"
[17:59] MrZoe Ninetails: yes i'm sure. well met both of you and safe paths
[18:00] Dar Blackheart get closer to his father
[18:00] Franziskus Ninetails: Maybe you should find a safe place and take a rest, before you put up your travel back to Arad?
[18:00] MrZoe Ninetails: yes that might be wise
[18:01] MrZoe Ninetails looks over the handsome man's shoulder 'i wouldn't mind seeing that boy [savage!!!] paradise again'
[18:03] MrZoe Ninetails: rest weel my friend, perhaps we meet again soon
[18:03] MrZoe Ninetails turns and walks out of the clearing, turning to wave at the kind strangers before walking back into the jungle
[18:03] Franziskus Ninetails: safe paths, warrior
[18:04] MrZoe Ninetails has left chat range.
[18:04] Franziskus Ninetails turns to his son and talks in English again "You will have to learn the language soon, my son!"
[18:05] Dar Blackheart: yes Dad
[18:05] Dar Blackheart: seams a very lot to learn, daddy
[18:05] Franziskus Ninetails: come!
[18:06] Franziskus Ninetails: hmmmmm, where is it.....?
[18:06] Franziskus Ninetails searches the drawers of his desk
[18:07] Franziskus Ninetails's searching fingers finally find a small, round tool "Ah! There it is!"
[18:07] Dar Blackheart looking is father.... what my father ?
[18:08] Franziskus Ninetails switches the tool on and talks Gorean "Ja'ni tran dela" - A metal voice from the small tool says "My clan welcomes you"
[18:08] Franziskus Ninetails beams "It still works!"
[18:09] Franziskus Ninetails hands the tool to his son "Attach this to your belt. It's a translator. That will help you until you learned the language"
[18:09] Dar Blackheart look currious about the device
[18:09] Dar Blackheart takes the tool and thank his father
[18:09] Dar Blackheart: thank you dad
[18:10] Dar Blackheart attach the device at his belt
[18:11] Franziskus Ninetails ... the tool says "Jashi"
[18:11] Franziskus Ninetails: You must be exhausted, my son
[18:11] Franziskus Ninetails: We will continue to talk tomorrow
[18:11] Dar Blackheart: yes dad i am
[18:12] Franziskus Ninetails: I am sure you have many questions
[18:12] Dar Blackheart: yes i do, dad
[18:13] Franziskus Ninetails: The bed is big enough for now as long as my boys aren't here. But we will have to find a place for a fur for you soon
[18:14] Dar Blackheart: yes dad
[18:16] Franziskus Ninetails takes off his weapons, but keeps the loincloth on, which he is wearing under the kilt
[18:16] Franziskus Ninetails as he's taking off his weapons "We will soon need weapons for you also."
[18:17] Dar Blackheart: yes i have tought weapons are important here, dad
[18:17] Dar Blackheart: i am glad i have learned to use a bow on earth
[18:19] Franziskus Ninetails smiles "Oh, that would be a big advantage on this planet, son!"
[18:20] Dar Blackheart: on earth i use a bow for hunting
{Getting ready for bed}
[18:29] Franziskus Ninetails: Have a good night, my son
[18:29] Dar Blackheart: Have a good night, Dad
[18:30] Dar Blackheart close his eyes happy to have found his father, now he know what is to be with his father, and he fall slowly in sleep

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I wanted to write about the events in a novel-style taking the chat-logs as foundation, but if I wait til I got time for that, it will take years! *sighs* So I just mention some events in the history of Tidra...

A few weeks ago a warrior from the mainland settled down with the tribe. Now he's called Toruk. He seems to be a wild creature, capturing everyone who crosses his way.
OOC we don't like that, because it's exactly what we find annoying at others: Shoting without reason and RP, yelling for help in group-chat, ignoring any progressional storyline, any alliances, any friendships.... Short: Playing GorCraft instead of doing RP. We think, he's a good and nice guy and he only wants to increase traffic on Tidra. But what's traffic worth, if it's only raiding and shooting and capturing?
I say it again: We prefer quality to quantity. We don't need 20 people standing around, holding small-talk.. OOC most of the times. Of course it would be nice to have some more savages on the island, some more brothers in the tribe, but raiding armies? Who needs that?
Well, we will talk to that member and try to convince him, that traffic and shoot and capture isn't everything. That there can be much funnier and nicer kind of RP, much more entertaining and challenging the ACTING-skills of a RPer, not his FIGHTING-skills.

So, what else happened in the last weeks? - Tyragon who's called "Snake" which means Ost, settled down with the tribe also, happy that he found a new camp after his long travels. He and Paradise went to Scimitar a while ago on the search for salt. An outlaw-girl was about to set fire on the taverne there and as Snake was about to stop the insolent wench, she attacked him and Paradise with a fire-bomb...
Well, OOC-comment: It was just the worst kinda RP ever. A fire-bomb which lets you no chance to escape, dropped on the floor and doing multi-damage is just invalid. To emote it in an ultra-long emote AFTER you dropped it, is even worse! And that girl was just annoying. Massive emotes with lots of typos, hard to read. And so busy with her own emotes, that she totally ignored the acts of others. Well, she was just a pain in the ass.
... and just as the confused savages jumped away from the fire, trying to understand, what just happened, there were slaves running out from the academy and attacking Snake and Paradise with slingshots....
And another OOC-comment: Okay, slaves attacking Free without the need of defending themselves or their Masters... the punishment is clear: Death! Snake and Paradise haven't even drawn their weapons, nor were they attacking anyone. It's bad enough, when Free run around and attack others with no reason, but slaves doing so? That's a no-go! - And especially slaves from the Mur-academy, which they have in the rules, that the Academy is neutral and SZ and the students and mentors are not to be attacked. So, they are protected by the rules, but themselves they run around and attack others with no reason? Hmmmmm....... *scratches his head*
Well, this incident was one of the reasons, why Kenshi and Franzi took three of their boys out of the academy. Another reason is, that there are taught many onlinisms. And the more books of John Norman I read, the more I recognize, what's so wrong in SL-Gor.
However, it was a bit strange. But the savages - not so familiar with Gorean codex and customs - did not complain much after the kajiri had recognized their mistakes and apologized a 1000 times. - But the case isn't closed for Franzi and Kenshi. After they heard about it from the savages, they travelled to Scimitar to find out more about the incident. Also there's still something to happen with that insolent slave-girl, as she was captued but set free later instead of being impaled for trying to kill Free and setting fire in the taverne. (But we have to admit, that - as she is so annoying - we're not in the mood to RP with her anyways)

Although all these events were confusing for our savages, they didn't loose sight of their aspiration: Finding salt! So they asked around and another helpful kajirus - the one they were about to rescue some days before - suggested, that they could look in the bakery.
Weeeeeeeelllll....... Do you think, savages know what a bakery is? Of course they did not and asked the boy about the "City of Bay Cary". - I think, the poor boy was a bit confused and had no idea, what they were talking of. But it was funny. Here's an extract of the chat:

[16:46] Paradise whispers to his tribe-brother, "maybe him know where good salt hide brother"
[16:46] Snake shakes his head at the boy's suggestion, regretting the head-shaking the next second and grimaces in the pain as if a tarn knock his beak on the back of his head again and again... and again
[16:47] Snake whispers back "Hmm, good thinking, brother. You ask boy"
[16:47] Kajrus glances back at the other Masters and the panther wondering
[16:48] Paradise looks at the kneeling boy, "boy, you know where they hide good salt here? you show us?"
[16:48] Kajrus: Salt, Master. Well, there is salt from Klima on the stand behind you.
[16:48] Paradise shakes his head, "that not taste good"
[16:49] Paradise: in castle, they keep good salt there?
[16:49] Kajrus: And i suppose there may be some in the tavern or servery, Master
[16:49] Paradise nods, or Taverne yes
[16:49] Kajrus: oh I do not know Master.
[16:49] Snake grimaces again and shakes his head like his tribe-brother... grimaces even more in the new pain
[16:50] Paradise: Taverne, or ser-very, you show us
[16:50] Snake: need good salt for meat.... lasting longer... drying meat of sleen. salt there not good for
[16:50] Kajrus: If it were in the fort only a warrior would be able to take you there
[16:50] Kajrus: yes Master
[16:50] Kajrus: Well, the tavern is right here. I will show you
[16:51] Kajrus: and here is the servery behind the tavern
[16:51] Kajrus: So, i think salt might be here
[16:51] Kajrus: of course, there may be salt in the bakery, or maybe in the tavern at the school.
[16:52] Paradise: bay cary
[16:52] Kajrus: There is a servery there as well
[16:53] Kajrus looks around for salt
[16:53] Snake: where bay cary is? big city?
[16:53] Kajrus: Scimitar is a small city, Master
[16:53] Kajrus: We are a small farming place
[16:53] Snake: Scimitar no. Boy said in Bay Cary
[16:54] Paradise: we go to bay cary
[16:54] Kajrus: oh. Well. Tabor is a big city
[16:54] Snake: where is homestone of Bay Cary?
[16:54] Snake: how many ahn with boat?
[16:54] Kajrus: on very few, Master
[16:55] Kajrus: you might even swim there!
[16:55] Snake nods to his tribe-brother, agreeing "We go Bay Cary!"
[16:55] Kajrus: I think they have a lot of salt there!
[16:55] Paradise nods, "maybe lots of good salt yes"
[16:55] Kajrus: yes Master
[16:55] Kajrus: And Klima is near Tabor. They are famous for salt
{just for the records: Klima is at the end of the desert, very far away}
[16:55] Snake: good salt in Bay Cary! Many warriors there? Mighty Ubar?
[16:56] Kajrus: yes Master. Many warriors
[16:56] Paradise: Kleee mah
[16:56] Kajrus: Their Ubar is very powerful and fierce, Masters
[16:56] Paradise: maybe lots of pains in heads at Bay Cary too brother
[16:57] Snake sighs as the boy seems to not understand "Not Klee M'ah! Bay Cary, brother" - frowns at the boy's words "Oh... powerful and fierce Ubar of Bay Cary... That not good"
[16:57] Snake: mmmmhmmm, brother
[16:57] Kajrus: yes Master
[16:58] Kajrus tries to think where there is salt
[16:58] Kajrus sighs and gives up
[16:58] Snake secretely takes another piece of the good bread and stuffs it in his mouth
[16:59] Paradise: maybe we find warrior to bring us inside castle, brother
[16:59] Snake munching "mmm, yeph, bropher"
[16:59] Kajrus sees the Master take the bread and thinks there is good breads and ramberry tarts at the bakery
[16:59] Kajrus: Masters, there is bread and pasteries at the bakery
[17:00] Snake: Pa'pherieph?
[17:00] Snake: Phat phat?
[17:00] Snake finally swallows the bread
[17:00] Paradise looks at his brother, "bay cery! want go there"
[17:01] Snake shrugs to his brother "But Tyragon not know where city of Bay Cery is!!! And boy not say!"
[17:01] Kajrus: I can give you a map, Master
[17:02] Snake nods enthusiastic "Aye! Map good!"
[17:02] Kajrus smiles and reaches into his pouch and takes out maps for both Masters
[17:02] Kajrus gave you Isle of Tabor
[17:02] Kajrus passes the maps to the Masters
[17:02] Paradise takes the map, and sniffs it
[17:03] Kajrus hopes there are no crumbs from his ramberry tart on the maps
[17:03] Snake takes the other map and holds it upside down, looking very important at it, nodding and mumbling "Mmmmhmmmm...." as if he would be able to read it, which is not the case
[17:04] Paradise mimics his brother, looking at the swirly lines, frowning
[17:04] Kajrus thinks he can explain how to get to the big city and says.:
[17:05] Snake points at a spot on the map and shows his brother "There! Bay Cery!"
[17:05] Kajrus: Masters, if you follow the rivers to the south, and west, you will find the big city
[17:05] Paradise nods, "yes, we go there!"
[17:06] Snake: yes, brother! Is long travel? First need rest"
[17:06] Paradise wrinkles his nose, thinking its probably many ahn to Bay Cary
[17:07] Kajrus: Masters,may this boy pass to attend to his Master?
[17:08] Snake: boy, you tell chief of this homestone to do with girl what want. Try to burn taverne. Attack Free... Tyragon not know law for it"
[17:08] Kajrus: yes Master. I will do as you say
[17:08] Snake smiles "You good boy"
[17:09] Kajrus blushes and says "thank you, Master"
[17:09] Paradise chews on the corner of his map, "Safe paths"
[17:09] Kajrus watches the Master chew the map hoping the ink is not toxic
[17:09] Kajrus: safe paths Masters
[17:09] Snake: We go travel to big city of Bay Cery after nap
[17:10] Kajrus: yes Masters
[17:10] Paradise yawns, nodding
[17:10] Snake: safe paths, boy
[17:10] Paradise: mainlands make Paradise tired
[17:10] Snake: and pain in head

So, the next days our savages were sailing around and searching for the big City of Bay Cary. Needless to say, that they had no success in finding it. Finally they returned frustrated back to Tidra.

Just as they came back, the savage Toruk had captured a slave from Tabor... even worse - one of the boys of the Ubar's brother. Though the relationship between the chain of Tidra and the warriors of Tabor isn't the best, they were always welcomed there. So it was a delicate situation to be solved. Franzi took care for the kajirus and negotiated with Tabor, so the tribe got even some salt from the Ubar of Tabor (which is a big price for just a slave).
It was a nice RP with that boy, he stood over night and it continued for several hours the next day. So, was very much fun. That's how it should be. You can read more about it on Paradise' blog.

While Franzi was still busy trying to handle the tricky situation, the savage Toruk brought the next captive. That was even more delicate, as that slaveboy was the slave of an outlaw-group we just had more or less befriended and especially this boy is a special friend to Tidra, was always welcomed there. And now he was dragged in like a tabuk dragged in by the houselarl...

So Franzi tried to care for the boy's safety and first put him in a cell in the dungeon, as it is the safest place on Tidra. While still trying to handle the relationships with Tabor, awaiting Paradise' return and considering how to handle with the outlaw-slaveboy, already the raiding-group from EtiHat - that outlaw-group - arrived.
... which made me very upset. It was against all rules of Tidra. There was no way for the captive to call for help. There was no clue that they would find him on Tidra. Especially as Tidra is very unknown. And then arriving with a raiding-party of four, one of them even wearing a tag as an Arad-Master... though Arad is on the same SIM as EtiHat, Arad and Tidra are befriended and one who's known as a Master of Arad therefore is welcomed as friend on Tidra, not supposed to start shoting without any warning and RP. - However, they arrived and started to shoot, the Free and the three slaveboys. At least Bear (Sorek) - an experienced RPer - tried some reasonable RP, but he had to leave for RL. Franzi didn't even defend, tried to RP with them first, but it's hard to RP, when you got shot with arrows from all sides. On the other hand I can not blame them too much for their behaviour as Toruk did exactly the same at their SIM.
However, we kept the "RP" after the shoting short, as I lost any mood to RP with them at all. Franzi traded the slave against captured Paradise. It took a bit longer because the slave didn't want to leave. Well, if you don't want to leave, then don't fucking yell for help in your group-chat! *sighs* This is exactly the kind of "traffic" we really can do well without it!

After these exiting days peace and silence returned to Tidra. - Until kajuralia! Franzi went with his boys Eagle and Wolf and with the savage Paradise to that slaves-festival in Tabor. Celebrating, dancing naked, drinking lots of Paga, being body-painted by the kajiri.... - It was a funny event. Franzi returned with Paradise that night to Tidra. Drunk, naked and colorful. - And met a panther with some of her slaves. For their luck it was a known friend from Silver Tree, otherwise in their condition Franzi and Paradise wouldn't have been able to defend to an attack.

For some reason the panther wanted to see the dungeon, and Franzi - too drunk - didn't wonder much about it. So he showed them. After a short exchange of gifts - arrows and paga - the panthers left, and Paradise and Franzi fallen asleep right there on the furs in the cells of the dungeon, too tired and drunk to find their way back to their own furs.

That's where a new story started... But that I will tell another day!

Monday, March 1, 2010