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Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« Last post by Merlin on Today at 05:44:47 PM »
"This is history?" Peter looked at Leonie. "I mean, I recognize the story -- I read it a few years ago -- but is it really history? Or is it story? Either way, those guys need help now."

He avoided Rikerg as much as he could as he circled the tree, touching it here and there, noting that it felt warmer than a tree should. Off to the side, Reggie hiked a leg against a nearby bush.

"Hello?" Peter called out. "Can you hear us?"
Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« Last post by Aries Jordan on Today at 05:05:39 PM »
"Hmm," Leonie said dubiously, as everyone trekked off after Rikerg and the hobbits.  She looked over her shoulder at the Tavern, where only the octopus lady remained.  "Suppose it leaves while everyone else is gone?"

But, she supposed, there were worse places to be stuck.  "Too bad Longboat didn't stick around," she said wistfully to Sir Tikk as she trotted after everyone else.  "He'd really like it here."

When she came up behind Red and Peter and  saw Old Man Willow with Rikerg sniffing around it, she said, "Oh, um.  This may not be a good idea.  Uh, I don't know how many of you guys know this, but somebody else is supposed to come along and rescue them.  Should we be changing history?"
Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« Last post by brucedabold on Today at 03:45:02 PM »
Rikerg follows the smell of the small people to a very large and very old willow tree. A good eight feet across, with huge roots spread out next to the lazy river, the willow stands impressively alone. A couple of muffled cries can be heard from within the truck, and a discarded pack sits alone on a root.

The dusky light casts deep shadows as the two halflings lead Peter, Reggie, and Red through the forest along a faint path. They come out to a glen and see Rikerg sniffing about the old willow.
Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« Last post by Merlin on Today at 03:47:49 AM »
"Show us," Peter responded, trotting at a pace that let the little men lead. They were faster than they looked, and Peter was thankfully able to quicken his pace as they entered the forest. The air under the trees was surprisingly thick and stifling, and he was glad he had thought to pull his hair up into a ponytail off his neck. Reggie arrived at his heels, then ran ahead. following the sounds of Rikerg moving among the rotting undergrowth.
Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« Last post by EvilCopepod on Today at 02:29:55 AM »
Rikerg didn't notice that he was being followed, every so often he stopped to crouch and scent the ground again to be sure he was going the right way. Even though the two had been running, their considerably shorter legs made it so he was soon at the spot they had spoken of.

However, he saw no signs of distress, there was no blood nor signs of a struggle at all. At first, he had assumed that predators had been attracted by his noisy meal and had run into the small men on their way to investigate. He only saw trees and heard quiet birdsong. He got on all fours, snuffling loudly as he tried to pinpoint the exact location of the missing friends.
Fandom / Re: Age Of Ultron For Real [M]
« Last post by EvilCopepod on Today at 02:22:29 AM »
Peter was still worried, though not as much as he should be, because even though Ultron was a threat, he was no Thanos. But he didn't know exactly how much of a threat he was, JARVIS' vague description hadn't given him enough to work off of. He was jerked to the side as the drones crashed into them, but it was more likely that what he was bracing himself on would break loose than he would.

He still went flying almost as soon as they were hit, though, since he spotted Tony drifting off and launched himself after him. He practically crashed into the man, wrapping his arms around them before aiming a hand back at the ship and firing a web, anchoring them to it uncertainly.

A few drones managed to escape the melting, and after realizing they were shooting as well as spy-movie goons, the ships began retreating toward Earth and firing at Danvers and the ship instead.


"That is unfortunate, but we are not human. Even so, his life is worth preserving." When she sat down, Jocasta gave her a bag of chips. The mercenary did try to reach for her when she sat, fighting against the binds, but when Jocasta gave him his own bag it was clear that's what he was trying to get as he struggled to open the bag. Deadpool shook his head when she spoke to him, squinting through the blood in front of the eyeholes of his mask to try and see who was talking to him.

"I'm alright. Just had a little disagreement with the missus." he replied, tearing the bag completely and spilling chips everywhere. "How about you? Woken up to Ultron watching you sleep yet or any missing personal items?"
Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« Last post by Aisling on August 12, 2020, 11:58:54 PM »
So, the Tusked One was interested in something in the woods.  It was so hard to say what was going on in his head.  But as long as it wasn't too far from the Tavern, in case it started sliding again, Aisling wasn't against stretching her legs a bit.

She heard what the two little men said, but didn't respond to them.  She just quietly headed off in the direction Rikerg had gone.

He was large, so he was still visible for a while before the undergrowth and trees started to obscure him from her view.  But he was large, so she could hear him (not that he was making much noise for his size), and could easily track him.
Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« Last post by brucedabold on August 12, 2020, 11:50:06 PM »
Red approached the two strangers a bit slower than Peter, arriving just as they reply to him.

"Our two friends! Swallowed by a tree!" Their wide eyes implore Peter and Red while glancing nervously towards the giant as he lumbers off.

"Swallowed?" Echoed the demoness. "It has a mouth?"

"We were resting and it just opened up and took them. Hurry!" They turned to run.
Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« Last post by Tikkeni on August 12, 2020, 03:57:35 PM »
Tikk nestled himself against Leonie in a post-cream bliss, eyes half open even when the strangers showed up.  He trusted Leonie would do something if danger were present.  He sighed and purred louder.
Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« Last post by EvilCopepod on August 12, 2020, 02:56:45 PM »
When the two people came running, his nostrils flared, and he did indeed mistake them for children. He could tell they were not human, and despite his drowsiness, he had restored much of his energy by eating so he was glad to help them. Even if he hadn't gotten a meal, he wasn't just going to ignore their need.

Rikerg was not surprised by the unresponsiveness of the others. Red had to keep care of the Tavern, and had done enough already, and he was aware of the capricious nature of Fae, so he knew he couldn't predict what Aisling would do. As for the humans, he considered them cowardly or uncaring, at best it seemed they would do a lot of talk rather than help.

Without even noticing the look that the two were giving him or waiting for any information, he went in the direction they had come from. He hurried through the woods, following their scent to find where they had come from.