Breakin’ The Law

Ludo stopped working – this would take some time. He heard some voices shouting from the front of the Inn. Hasan and Stephen should be ok, he thought, still it wouldn’t hurt to check up on them. He slipped back into the shadows, and clambered over a wall which separated the Inn’s backyard to a neighboring building. Drawing a dagger and staying in the shadows he made his way back to the street and came up behind a group of men that seemed to be surrounding Feldard. Oh my goodness this is dangerous he thought, the poor fools, don’t they realize that Feldard doesn’t like being threatened.

At the stevedores’ movements to surround him, Feldard took a solid stance. “I have no quarrel with you and your men. Think before you act rashly.” The dwarfs arms crossed as he spoke. “I seek a man in yellow robes. Have you seen the man or not?”

Stephan maneuvered to give Feldard some space should that ax–or whatever weapon he could muster–come out. He also practiced his battle breathing to ready his nerves and sinew for a fight. This had a calming effect on him–banishing any inkling of panic and providing clarity in an otherwise chaotic melee.

Stephan leveled his eyes with one of the bruter-looking stevedores. He could feels his confidence welling and expected that the man could see it in his eyes. ‘These pathetic dock workers don’t know what a real fight is. Or what I can do with a blade in my hands.’, he thought to himself.

His gaze fixed on another of the stevedores. This time, the subject of his stare was clearly shaky. The youngish man could not lock eyes with Stephan and shot nervous glances to his mates.

But Stephan kept a battle eye on Feldard so that if things got rowdy, the two would be well positioned to back each other up.

The stevedores were unarmed, for the most part. A couple of them carried knives, but they were more suited to cutting rope than to battle.

“They have surrounded Feldard,” hissed Miklos.

“We need to wait,” said Maruc, calmly. But the cleric’s pale face fell as he saw Hasan’s eyes close, hands beginning to shape confident glyphs in the space surrounding the elf. With a final, soft utterance — “Ichasa” — the elf released the gathered forces toward the group surrounding Feldard. Miklos clucked, as he saw he saw all of the men crumple.

Others working along the wharf began to notice the commotion. A crowd would be gathering soon, and when the stevedores woke up, they would no doubt want to report the flagrant breaking of town law to the authorities.

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8 responses to “Breakin’ The Law

  1. 3:25pm, Gromdain, the 7th of Felmont, 1001AC
    Partly cloudy, windy

    Maruc:
    Miklos:
    Feldard: 10xp+10xp
    Hasan: 10xp+10xp
    Stephan: 10xp+5xp
    Ludo: 10xp+10xp

    TOTAL:
    Maruc: 24,705/48000
    Miklos: 24,585/40000
    Feldard: 24,995/34000
    Hasan: 24,080/32000
    Stephan: 24,050/32000
    Ludo: 23,580/40,000

  2. Feldard

    “Ye hair-brained, rabbit-eared, nit-ninny! ” Feldard turned to look to his companion. “Which of ye did that?” the dwarf asked stalking back to where the others were. “What do ye think ye were doing? I had the situation under control. Damn it all! Now who’s gonna tell us where the mage be now?”

    It was only then that the dwarf noticed the shouts from others on the dock. “Dammit it all. It’s time fer us to be leaving and quick, before news of this reachs the law. And I’m not leaving without my axe. Hurry now!” The dwarf set off at a run back through the streets towards where the arms were being kept, hoping to keep ahead of the rumour.

  3. Douglas

    Stephan was stunned at the collapse of the stevedores. And equally startled by Feldard’s outburst.

    “It wasn’t me!”, he responded to the dwarf’s search for the perpetrator.

    He too wanted his weapon back and started to follow Feldard. But being too curious, and pressed for time, he ran at the door of the boarded up building. With adrenalin coursing through his veins, he kicked hard on the door. He just had to have at least one look inside this box…

  4. Ludo

    Ludo stood back in the shadows – he was surprised as everyone to see the stevedores fall into a restful slumber. Remembering the words of the clergy about magic being banned within the walls, he was worried. Still he mused it most likely saved the men froma beating by Feldard.

    Staying in the shadows he scanned the crowd for anyone or anything suspious – he had a feeling that Golthar was close. He would catch up with Feldard and the team later.

  5. hasan

    Hasan charged after Stephan. They were too close to their quarry to tarry. “Come Miklos, the trap is sprung, but it will not hold for long. The Son of Night awaits.”

    Miklos walked lightly through the slumbering dockworkers. “Well cast,” he blurted after the elf, as he watched the slender form slip through into the darkened building’s maw. The mage passed through the doorway more slowly, but he turned back to hurry Miklos and(, finally, the dwarf,) along in their pursuit.

    (Parenthesis including Feldard subject to confirmation!)

  6. Feldard

    Hearing Stephens grunt of pain, as the human slammed into boards much too strong, the dwarf turned about and grimaced. This was not going to go well. “Bah, you all are daft and so am I. Again now.. together!” and the dwarf charged the door alongside Stephen.

    (eh Feldard won’t leave if no one else is going. I see jail in our future.)

  7. Stephan

    Stephan shook off the jarring pain and embarrassment from the stubborn door and joined the more stubborn dwarf in a combined assault on the boards.

    With a crack that was all too loud, the boards shutting the door broke asunder and the door beyond fell flat into a dusty chambre.

    “I must have weakened the defenses with by first blow,” Stephan offered as a way of soothing his warrior’s pride. They looked on into the old house, but saw naught but a cloud of dust. Soon it would settle and allow some sort of discernment of the interior.

  8. Ludo

    Ludo pondered the situation … wasn’t he the rogue in the group? Using magic within the confines of the town, assault, breaking and entering, if the guards arrive this will go very badly. He decided to stay in the shadows to keep watch.

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