Bel wakes to find two of his new companions eating and talking.....kind of. “ I’ll take some flapjacks to go” as he walks up to the others. “I need to hit the market before we go. Make preparations as you see fit and I will return in a few hours” with that Bel takes his flapjacks when they come, turns and walks out the door headed for the other side of town.
GB flies back to the tavern after sleeping it off. He enters the room and sees some of his now companions. Having sobered up he is unusually morose.
"GB sees new companions have not fled without him. This pleases GB! GB has little time for people not vesting in their actions. Kill bads, kill evils, kill gods, GB is fully vested. GB will rid this plane and the next of those who do bad."
He sees some of the party eating eggs and spits on the ground.
"Vile, GB will never understand this planes ways. GB will have the veggies and beans...and something to drink"
Boo and Primrose finally stir and join the others downstairs for breakfast with Boo looking haggard, hungover and confused. "Where are we Primmy... what happened to the palace and all the servants and who are all these people?"
The young Tiefling looks around and starts to eat as Primrose quickly brings her back up to speed.
"Oh well, as my Old Nan used to say, "easy come easy go."
Boo looks up bleary-eyed... "thank you", offers a slight smile and runs her hand over her head and slowly begins to eat. Every once in a while looking up at the others and whispers, "Primrose, why is there a big chicken at the breakfast table, is he on the menu?"
// Got a face to face game in a couple hours that I'm prepping for, but will respond later tonight. For now, just assume that you can purchase anything that's on the player's handbook equipment list (not armor or weapons) that costs 10 GP or less. //
Boo and Primrose finish their breakfast then pack up their gear and get ready to head out with the others once they are ready. Boo and Primrose with nothing else better to do seek out the old barkeep while the rest of the group are busy. Primrose addressing him directly as Boo bored files her nails. "Boo and I just wanted to thank you for your hospitality... we will be traveling with this lot such that it is. Now, I could be wrong but I get the impression you know more than you have let on about their destination or perhaps some stake in things... mayhap? Is there something that perhaps Boo and I could help you with or be on the lookout for... a someone or a something that we might bump into along the way?"
Boo and Primrose with nothing else better to do seek out the old barkeep while the rest of the group are busy. Primrose addressing him directly as Boo bored files her nails. "Boo and I just wanted to thank you for your hospitality... we will be traveling with this lot such that it is. Now, I could be wrong but I get the impression you know more than you have let on about their destination or perhaps some stake in things... mayhap? Is there something that perhaps Boo and I could help you with or be on the lookout for... a someone or a something that we might bump into along the way?"
You find him in the kitchen cleaning up after breakfast. He wipes the dishes dry with an old cloth as Primrose addresses him, and pauses every now and again to nod, and then wipes his nose before returning to drying the dishes.
"Nothing that concerns me, exactly," said the old man. "At least, not anymore. But the orcs that live at the Mountain Door, they're led by a mad ogre. Calls himself the 'Great Ulfe.' Nothing great about him, except for his size. Killed my baby sister and most of her family in a raid...little Cailia was the only'n left after the dust settled. She's the one tending the bar right now," he indicates through the closed kitchen door. "He's mad, I tell you. Keeps some beastly large wolves as pets, and I've seen him feed orcs to 'em in the middle of battle. But the orcs follow him unflinching, and carry out the maniac's will. Like I told the girl that was in here earlier, I'd steer clear. Steer well clear. Long as we lay low, it's the best we can hope for that they just leave us alone."
Primrose listens as the barkeep talks every once in a while looking at Boo to shhhhh her. Boo at the mention of the name Great Ulfe rolls her eyes and mutters under her breath. Primrose places her small hand on the barkeep's, "thank you... for the hospitality and the advice... I am not sure this party can be dissuaded from the course they are on but I will see what I can do." Primrose flies up close to the old man and kisses him sweetly on the cheek and whispers, "and perhaps this is where the Great Ulfe meets his untimely end and you will get some closure on that chapter of your life."
With that, the pair leaves the old man to his chores and his memories... as they walk away Boo and Primrose communicate telepathically.
((I know what you are thinking Primmy but it couldn't be the same Great Ulfe... its just a coincidence is all...))
((Oh really Boo, just how many crazed ogres do you think roams these lands with that particular name... for once you'd think we would end up somewhere that didn't involve a past or future boyfriend... really... Boo, sometimes you are a bit much!))
((That hurts Primmy... you make me sound... wanton or easy... besides it's not like I flirt with every Tom, Dick, and Monster that comes my way... anyway it's not the same ogre... it couldn't be... lets see what the others are up to and if they are ready to leave.))
Primrose lets out a hurt cry... "I hate Pixies!!!" Boo giggles, "oh what about Oliver then?"The Sprite's eye narrow, "Oliver does not count... he was only half Pixie anyway! You are never going to let me live that down are you Boo... that is so just like you... I bet Lana would never speak like that."
Boo shrugs, "probably not but then this Boo would never bring a big kittie like that to such a small enclosed room without so much as a bag of litter. Rangers... they are all the same... if you ask me."
"Well, Boo nobody is asking you... I am fond of Lana... she shows potential you know... I think we could always use a third since Panzy decided to go her own way."