Shariel finishes collecting her arrows while Torbin shakes drops of spider blood out of his fur. She slings her refilled quiver and longbow back over her shoulder and prepares to move on back down the trail.
Shariel stretches out by the warmth of the campfire, tossing a couple bites of her rations to Torbin before he pads away to hunt his own dinner. After a few minutes, a distant cry of a small animal indicates his success. As he returns, Shariel shoves his muzzle away as he tries to lick her face and packs up her gear for the morning.
She closes her eyes in a light trance, resting now so she can be alert from the middle of the night towards dawn, watching out while the others sleep.
Waking up later that night in a panic, blades ready, one impaled in the nearest tree branch, breathing heavily, looking around and noticing the surrounds and the people asleep below them. Stil-Lock puts there blades away and drops down from the tree silently and joins the only other awake member.
What are you playing?
I ask as I sit and and pull out my Blades and begin to sharpen them while awaiting for a reply.
Oh hey nice to see someone up, but it seems you have problems sleeping so for that i am sorry.
he deals himself a fresh hand of cards and starts explaining the game.
This game is a game from my childhood called Red-Mage, and its based around the fact that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses in the adventuring world we live in. The different tarot cards are assigned different values and powers and your goal is to defeat the Red-Mage and his assorted team of heroes with your own team of heroes. Another key point in the game is that the Red-Mage isn't necessarily evil but instead he's trying to bring about a peace to the world and he's going about it rather rudely while you, as the player or players have been tasked with a task of stopping him by the church. There are some variants here and their and they keep with the theme of using a color and then the word mage like the Blue-Mage is about the ocean people while the Purple-Mage is about corruption of nobility. The White-Mage reverses the premise of the game and its about fighting against the church which had committed a harsh takeover of the current government. I can teach you if you want, since this game can host 1-6 players.
As he explains the rules he seems a little sad to begin with and then goes through a remembrance while he gets half-way through explaining the rules, because it had been a while since he had last thought of his old homeland.
No issue, just don't enjoy it all that much.. Um hey what was your name again? I seem to have misplaced it in my memory.
I say as I stare at my blades. Looking up and beginning to listen to the games concept, I see a look I've seen before on the card holders features.
You know if explaining this game is going to bring you hard memories you don't have to. It's ok. I've seen that look on far to many men and women and others, although during a certain job I particularly in I still know it well enough to understand what it entails. I've got some dice if you need a distraction...
I say with a gental and calm tone, an understanding look on my face.
So back in my old village people were assigned jobs off a semi-random duty roster and It seemed that I would always end up with salt mining or salt moving as my job so people started calling me salt boy but then they shortened, its kind of funny really.
He starts dealing out a hand of cards to you and they play for as long as still-lock is willing to play.
Life does have its moments where it is better to be distracted.
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