Acqua Alta Finale Main Post #66
This is the sixty-sixth Acqua Alta Finale main post. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Saturday, October 27th. The next OOC main post will appear by 11 am, Monday, October 29th.
"Polon my lad, what are you doing over there?" exclaims the man. He interrupts his own response with a bark of surprise as Zephyr rounds the corner. Zephyr lays eyes on the portly warrior for the first time, and notes the tall, hook-nosed man behind him just as they loose their crossbow bolts at him.
The first one goes far off the mark, shooting through the flimsy ceiling, but the second one buries itself deep in Zephyr's side. The half-elf roars and brings his pick down, but it glances off his opponent's mail coat. Rogur and Noxias quickly follow Zephyr into the corridor.
Rogur's shot hits the man solidly in his thigh, causing him to stagger while Noxias singes his red hair with a burst of flame. The flames miss the other shooter, who steps back nearly before Noxias starts casting, all the while reloading his weapon. He ducks around the corner and shoots an improbably accurate missile that tears through Noxias's right hand and then into his shoulder.
"Shot to shot, or even shot to spell, we can take you," gasps the first man, and to prove his point, he sends a bolt flying into Zephyr's gut as he withdraws to the end of the corridor, "but it needn't end this way! I'll reunite you with those fine scribes for a reasonable price."
Acqua Alta Finale Main Post #67
This is the sixty-seventh Acqua Alta Finale main post. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Tuesday, October 30th. The next main post will appear by 11 pm, Thursday, November 1st.
"Don't mind me," says the man as he limps partially behind the corner and leans back around it, "I prefer not to make myself so much of a target until we conclude our negotiations successfully."
Acqua Alta Finale Main Post #69
This is the sixty-ninth Acqua Alta Finale main post. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Tuesday, November 6th. The next main post will appear by 11 pm, Thursday, November 8th.
"Agreed," says the warrior. "Have the lad Polon retrace his steps. We won't interfere with you as long as you keep to the path between where you came in from and the room where his friends are. Before you leave, count out the silver. Just set down a dozen five-by-five groups of coins in the middle of the walkway between these two buildings. One of my friends has very sharp eyes. If you keep to your side, we'll keep to ours; but if not: while some of the lucky among you may leave here, you won't all leave here with those scribes."