I See Him Quite Clearly

Ludo backed away from the old women “my future is my own, maybe Feldard would like his future told – but it includes drinking large amounts of ale, then we know that already”.

The dwarf snorted at Ludo’s comment. “At least I can hold my ale – Ludo. How’s the headache this afternoon?” Feldard spoke overly loud on purpose then turned to regard the old woman. “I ain’t much on mystic stuffs myself… try Stephen, he’s the one that saved ya”

Stephan darted a look at Feldard. He suddenly didn’t know what to do with his hands but he wished they were hidden in his gloves–which he’d removed not long ago. He looked at the woman’s face. Her visage was unsightly yet she flashed a welcoming, maternal smile.

Stephan gave a short nervous laugh.

“Come, my hero,” Mafka gently lifted the woodman’s hand. She moved with gentle purpose, leading Stephan and the others off the street. “No need to be nervous. Bish thauru dow,” her Traladarin tongue was music to the warrior’s ears. The slight woman had a disarming quality about her! Stephan’s defenses started to rise. She might have a poisoned needle!, he thought.

Mafka’s watery eyes looked into Stephan’s. Her kind brows arched with concern at his obvious discomfort. The eyes and her gentle grip–with a hand that oozed wisdom–were calming. She quickly scribed something with her forefinger on Stephan’s palm and, breathing out, Stephan felt all concern wash away.

“There, there, son. Your hands are certainly large enough for Mafka’s old eyes! I see I’ll have to read ’round a few scars…” She settled onto a nearby stool and began a strange process of scrutiny over the fighter’s palm…

Ludo looked on in wonder – Stephen he could see was putty in the old woman’s hand. He whispered to Hasan, “No way I want my fortune told. What would you do if you were told something awful?!”

He looked around nervously, carts were valuable items yet no owner had come forward to inspect the wreck at the end of the street, lots of people were milling around, yet no one was claiming the cart as their own. He felt the hand of Golthar was involved. Thankfully no one had been injured, including any of his
mates. Still, he felt anger that Golthar had placed innocent people at risk, including this charming old fortune teller.

Mafka closed her eyes tightly. “I see a tall man in yellow robes… He is here, in Threshold and he searches for something… I see him quite clearly. He stands outside a building near the river… a sign bearing two crossed swords swings over his head… he… ah, but the picture dims.”



Filed under D&D, Dungeons & Dragons, rpg

7 responses to “I See Him Quite Clearly

  1. 2:38pm, Gromdain, the 7th of Felmont, 1001AC
    Partly cloudy, windy

    Feldard: 10xp+10xp
    Stephan: 10xp+5p+10xp
    Ludo: 10xp+10xp

    Maruc: 24,705/48000
    Miklos: 24,585/40000
    Feldard: 24,940/34000
    Hasan: 24,015/32000
    Stephan: 24,005/32000
    Ludo: 23,520/40,000

  2. Ludo

    Ludo gasped, “Golthar… it has to be him”. Turning to Hasan he whispered “this fortune teller is good”.

  3. Feldard’s first thought was that this whole fortune-telling was a set-up. He also had noted that no one had come to claim the wreckage. His mind told him that the information being given was leading to a trap.. but then again.. if the party knew it was a trap.. they could go there and turn it about on Golthar. “Anyone seen this sign with the crossed swords?… an weaponsmith perhaps?” (not sure if its a store one of the characters has seen before…)

  4. Stephan

    Stephan wiped his brow. Mafka seemed a bit drained from the reading. He felt that way too.

    “Thank you, ‘mum,” he stammered. “You’re giving me and my mates a good fright. Do you know this place…this sign of two crossed swords?”

    [OOC: I’ve got to head out of email touch for the next few days. Stephan is cautious and would not want to barge into the two crossed place but instead surveill if for a while and then send Ludo in in disguise. ]

  5. Hasan

    “he can’t expect us to find him so quickly,” argued Hasan. “this good fortune is surely one we should honor. Come now, let us make haste to the river!”. The elf began to move quickly through the crowds, making his way to the main street that led from the river to the central plaza.

  6. ;udo

    Ludo decided to follow Hasan – he wasn’t all together sure it was a good idea to confront Golthar in his lair – but it shouldn’t hurt to go and have a look. If they were lucky they might be able to see Golthar and confront him while his defences were down. Golthar was a mage – and magic was banned within the towns walls.

  7. Stephan

    Stephan hesitated as Hasan and the others started off. Turning to Mafka, “Thank you, madame. You have helped us a great deal.” He quickly helped the old woman gather her things.

    “And you, son, had the eye and strength to keep these old bones around yet another day! It is you who deserve the thanks. I hope my sight for you can help you in some way. Tahyarrho.” And with that she started down that street at a pace Stephan thought not possible for her old knees.

    Quickly, he turned just in time to see his mates disappear around a corner. He gave chase…

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