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Points Deway (SuperAdmin) 7/26/2010 5:46 PM EST : Points of Departure... (The Aerenal Airship trip)

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Points of Departure

 

Points checks the boarding ramp knot again.  It had not come loose like the other eight times he had checked it. “Never hurts to be sure…” he mutters to himself.  He looks back at his vessel and moves to the far rail.  Looking down on the Stormreach harbor he wonders yet again if this is smart.

Hoch’s warnings echoed in his ears.  He too had misgivings but he needed to try.  The delays week after week, the untrained elemental, woodrot, crew demanding higher pay, he has come through a lot to get to this point but at least we are ready.

His previous two ships had both been destroyed by a dragon.  Well, his mother masquerading as a dragon… or was she really a dragon?  He doubts that.  Nothing other than those two incidents made that seem probable.  Despite that though, he knows he has to try to reason with the Dragons.

His exploits in Gianthold for Cydonie had even begrudgingly impressed Genecia.  His crew could handle almost anything thrown at them, save a dragon.  So with his ‘in’ through Cydonie, he had established communications with some Dragons in Argonessen.  His hope is to create greater understanding between them and the people of Xendrik, Stormreach and most especially his ships.

His ships can provide a discrete method for the dragons to come to Stormreach and also keeps them close so he can determine their purpose.  Their mysterious ‘prophecy’ seems near at hand and the spymasters of Phiarlin are paying well for more information.

He has spent millions of gold building the base as close to Argonessen as possible.  A medium sized Aerenal island nearest to Argonessen, the dragons could easily fly across the straight and shape change before boarding his ship.  The last report he got from ‘Points’ Landing’ was that all was quiet but some of the locals have been restless…

A floating crane arrives with a load of provisions.  He watches as his crew hops to and begins the loading process.  The Thastolia (Elvish for ‘Family’) is a stout ship, crewed by able air-men.  Their Captain, Cirrus, an experienced old salt with a life time of airship experience.  Points enticed him out of retirement to command this ship.  He is only here for a handful of runs and then he is returning home a wealthy man.  A very wealthy man…

The crates have all been removed from the deck and the crane is already moving off.  His crew nowhere to be seen.  Thankful for that ‘courtesy’ he refuses to get to close to these men.  Considering what happened to his last crew, he thinks it for the best. 

Points watches the sun rise and wonders who will be first.  He moves across and checks the knot on the boarding ramp again. “Never hurts to be sure…”

Points waits for the first passengers to arrive at the top of the spire. Anxious… “My family is on this flight.  Have I done everything I can to keep everyone safe?”


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Nklos (SuperAdmin) 7/27/2010 12:50 AM EST : RE: Points of Departure... (The Aerenal Airship trip)
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"I am sure you have Points."  Nklos speaks with out coming out of the shadow.  "Besides your family is strong.  Your stronger when your with them."  The halfling smiles and toward his friend to give him a hug. 


On top of that I think you will have more friends in your company than even you might be expecting.
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Points Deway (SuperAdmin) 7/27/2010 1:58 AM EST : RE: Points of Departure... (The Aerenal Airship trip)

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Points returns the hug.  "Welcome aboard my friend... I didn't think you were coming on this one."

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zoltando (Officer) 7/27/2010 8:00 AM EST : RE: Points of Departure... (The Aerenal Airship trip)

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Zoltando slowly walks up the ramp to the airship while making a last minute check to his weapons, a pack of necessities slung across his back. "Greetings Brother, Where should I put my things and how much violence is actually allowed on this trip?"











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sdoyle (Applicant) 7/27/2010 10:48 AM EST : RE: Points of Departure... (The Aerenal Airship trip)

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Hoch dumps two huge sacks of scrolls, weapons, armor, and supplies into the lift leading up to the airship docks.  He doesn’t take this much when he goes to Shavarath, but this trip and its purpose has caused him great angst.

Once all of his gear is loaded he gives a nod to the lift operator to let him know that he is ready.  As he ascends upwards to the airship all of the problems with this trip flood his mind.

‘What could Points possibly think to gain from this adventure?  A deal with the dragons is he insane?  Why would the dragons agree to this – what other sinister motives do they really have behind this?  And if the Draleus Tairn ever find out about this and report that he is involved, would he ever be allowed to return to Aerenal?’

He pondered that thought for a few moments before the obvious answer came to him. ‘No, if they really found out about this they would simply burn the ship out of the sky.  What about the Aereni outpost used to search and report Argonnessen attacks?  Points would have thought of all of this I’m sure.  He’s a rogue, sneaking is what he does best…everything will be fine...calm yourself and relax.’

As the lift reached the top he saw Points and Zolt standing by the gang plank.  He reached down and hefted his sacks onto his shoulders and walks up to the pair.

 “So, where have I been assigned?”

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Aluatris (Member) 7/27/2010 11:43 AM EST : RE: Points of Departure... (The Aerenal Airship trip)
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Aluatris hurries through the Marketplace to the airship tower, at least as quickly as she can with a heavy pack and heavier mind, hoping she's not too late. Relief passes through her as she notices a brilliant airship that could only be Points' docked at the top.

'After finally making up my mind to accompany them, if I had showed up too late... I knew I shouldn't have gone back for the soap. But it is my favourite soap...'

Expecting to be the last to arrive, she was prepared to sneak over to the group, even if her stealth skills were passable at best. However she could see only a few people had turned up yet and so with a small smile, she came up behind Hoch, shrugged off her bluging pack and asked, "Where do we put our things?"

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Nklos (SuperAdmin) 7/27/2010 2:17 PM EST : RE: Points of Departure... (The Aerenal Airship trip)
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Nklos smile as he watches other begin to come toward the ship, and smiles at their words of greetings, not wanting to interrupt Points as he greeted people.  When there was a pause in the arrivals he hoped up on a ledge and took a seat.

"Oh how could I miss this?  The city has been far to dull for me lately, no one abducting or killing me.  No devil invasions or trials.  I was going to go mad if I had to wait much longer." He speaks the words with out realizing he is running a hand up and down the scar running the length of his forearm.  When his actions click in his head he adds in.  “Just let me know when were a little more than a nights out of Dragon territory.  So I can change into robes a little more fitting for our destination.”  He cracks a smile.  “Went all the way to Zilargo to have them custom made for the trip.”

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Points Deway (SuperAdmin) 7/27/2010 2:58 PM EST : RE: Points of Departure... (The Aerenal Airship trip)

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"Welcome, welcome my friends.  I am happy to see you today." He motions to the line of smartly dressed air-men.  "These gentlemen will see you to your quarters.  Please make yourselves comfortable.  The Galley is open if you did not have time to break your fasts."

Looking squarely at his brother Zoltando.  "Any violence on any person or part of this ship without cause will see you tossed overboard... one piece at a time.  This is a pleasure cruise so let's have some fun."

Taking in Nklos' Dragonscale robe, "Yes, I think that garment might be counter production for good relations.  Also I would appreciate it if the purpose for this mission, be keep more... between us.  Loose lips, burn ships.  I have bought all of the 'assurances' House Lyrandar had to offer and some more.  They are, however only effective outside the ship.  Having an upset client transform or set fire to the insides... this would be most unfortunate."

Points notices the bulging sacks and comments, "Hoch, Aluatris... I had not expected either of you after your... comments.  I know my history on these voyages has been expounded upon at great length but..." Spreads his hands to indicate the extra armor and bags filled with scrolls.

Points' purple Coin Lord robe and long white hair flutter covering his face as a rogue wind blows...

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Lanaliathe (Officer) 7/27/2010 3:31 PM EST : RE: Points of Departure... (The Aerenal Airship trip)
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With some difficulty, Valianna finally persuaded Tyrael to leave the pool in the Marketplace and allow her to dry him off.  She chattered to the toddler as she wrapped the towel around him and patted him dry.  "We have to get to the ship now, sweeting, otherwise daddy might leave without us and we don't want that, do we?  Are you looking forward to going on an airship again?"

Ty wriggled in her arms and grinned broadly.  "Ship!" he announced, bobbing his head eagerly.  "Dada ship go fly!"

"That's right, daddy's ship can fly.  Won't that be fun?"  Vali checked that the Featherfall-enchanted bracelet was still secure around her son's wrist as she dressed him, tapping it to bring it to his attention.  "This is very important, sweeting... it keeps you safe.  Okay?"

"I safe," the child beamed, wrapping his arms around her neck and hugging her.  "Mama safe?"

She smiled softly and hugged him tight.  "Yes, mama and papa are safe too."  She sighed as she tried hard not to worry about the vast sum of money they had sunk into this latest venture, and especially tried to avoid thinking about the fate of the Mos Kali.  She gave herself a little shake and smiled wider at her son as she ruffled his white hair gently.  "Let's make sure we have everything, shall we?"  She opened the two large packs that sat nearby and checked the contents for at least the fourth time that morning.  Ty's blue eyes gleamed as he spotted one of his favourite cloth rabbits in the pack nearest him, and he dived for it eagerly.  Vali chuckled and let him take it - there were others hidden away for emergencies.  "Keep him safe too, huh?"  The boy nodded solemnly and clutched the toy to his chest as he waited for his mother to finish her preparations.

Feeling that she must have allowed enough time to pass for the ship to be loaded, and there was no need to keep out of the way any longer, Vali stood and hoisted one pack over her shoulder.  Picking up the other, she held out her free hand to Tyrael.  "Come along, then... let's go find daddy."

"Dada!  Fly!!"  Ty grabbed her hand and happily trotted along beside her as they made their way slowly across the Marketplace to the Spire.

Vali paused and looked up at the ship gleaming in the early light, sleek and beautiful.  "This had better be worth it..." she muttered to herself, as she took a deep breath and asked the spire keeper to take them up.

Stepping out by the ship, she smiled as Ty waved the rabbit happily at Points and looked around wide-eyed at the ship.  She glanced around and was pleased to see a number of people already gathering on deck... and very surprised to see Hoch there.  Before she could comment, Tyrael gave a little squeal and pulled his hand away, running across the deck towards Nklos to wrap his arms around the halfling's legs.  "Unca Nikkos!"  He grinned up at the rogue, then looked around and beamed at Zoltando.  "Unca Zol, I go fly!

Shaking her head and smiling, Vali nodded a greeting to the others and favoured Nklos with a stern look.  "Don't let him fall..."  She gave Points a kiss on the cheek and headed towards the cabins.  "I'll just dump this stuff, then I'll be back - how soon are we leaving?  Is Jeatra here yet?"

-- Valianna d'Eberron (Elf ranger, Thelanis; Fellowship of the Golden Night)
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Nklos (SuperAdmin) 7/27/2010 4:02 PM EST : RE: Points of Departure... (The Aerenal Airship trip)
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Nklos pursed his lips, knowing not to make any jokes, or comments when it came to the safety of his friend's son, not now at least.  Instead he picked the small boy up and sat him down on his shoulder.

"Hey Ty.  How's it going?"  With out waiting for the boys reply he went on.  "You learning all the parts of a ship from the toy I got you?  Helps to know names of the parts."

Nklos begins to point to various areas of the airship and name them, more confirming his own recent studies.  "Port, Starboard, aft, stern, upper restraining arc, lower restraining arc.  Hey Points, this ship have a wind elemental or a fire?"
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