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Discussion in 'Rauru Village' started by Daman Rask, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Ishii Matanzas

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    The barmaid was quick to replace Ishii's mug with a fresh one. "Keep them coming, lass." He said to the woman, fishing out two blue rupees as a tip. "You shall find yourself well tipped by the end of the night." The woman had a gleam in her eye as she rushed off. Once she was gone, his attention returned to the man known as Blade. "Please, my friend. This is no competition or battle of supremacy about whose dealt with more adversity in their life. What I have been through and what you have done are too different." He didn't mean to underrate the guy's life by any stretch. "But, I did deal with a lot of shit, as you would say. Some good things as well. One doesn't survive that for years without being damn good at it, I must admit."

    Ishii merely shook his head at the prospect of Alex asking the Order to help with his wounds. "I have not dealt with people of that Order but..." Looking around to make sure no one was listening in, he leaned in closer. "Those folks really worry me. I get worshiping the goddesses and such, but they seem to take it too far." Drinking some of the Stout, he sighs. "Maybe what they want is just followers to shape the world we have left into as they wish. They'll tell anyone and everyone a bunch of sooth words for their devotion, and yet there are those who drink it all up. Weird."

    Considering Alex's words, he couldn't help but agree. Luck seemed like the better of the options. "Maybe your luck only ensures your survival, much less those around you?" Matanzas pondered, then wondered if helping him was a good idea. "Or maybe it is fate. I cannot say one way or another." Leaning back in his seat, the Goron rubbed his chin in consideration, a smile on his face as he asked if he knew any fighters. "Well, I'm certainly capable of the task at hand. If you care to have an old ex-pit fighter such as myself help you with your cause." He said half jokingly.
     
  2. Nemorac

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    The young Hylian walked into the tavern, brushing his hair back a bit. He looked around, clearly a bit nervous. He had decided that his first stop after setting out on his journey would be Rauru, the other large town compared to his howetown of Kasuto. He stood there at the entrance, looking around a bit, unsure of what to do. Pushing his glasses back up his nose, he starts mumbling to himself.

    "Okay, Nemorac...you can do this. You just need to....present yourself, be sociable. That is, if only you knew
    how to be sociable. Dang it, all these years studying magical theory and application and you'd think he'd have at least devoted one day to helping me learn how to talk to people...."

    He realized he was starting to get more nervous as he talked to himself, so he just strode in a bit more so as to not block the entrance, his muttering switching to arcane theory to try to calm himself down.

    "Magical energy, or mana, is the......and can be drawn out.......focusing through the extremities...."
     
  3. Blade

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    Alex was trying to imagine what it would have been like if he had been a pit fighter or otherwise battled others for a living. Fighting others wasn't so dissimilar to hunting bounties as both required such fighting for a living, but he imagined pit fighters didn't always get to pick who they wanted to duel and how much rest they wanted between. As a bounty hunter, he had total freedom to take any job any time any place he wanted. Most of the time, he could even take as much time as he wanted between taking the job and taking down the bounty. It wasn't always an immediate emergency.

    Even thinking about that, Alex was smiling for a different reason. "Maybe it is fate," he agreed, "Maybe fate's got some amazing, grand plan for me that I have yet to figure out. And maybe that's just what I've gotta do, yeah? Maybe I have to go out there and figure out what fate's plan is instead of mulling about and lurking here feeling sorry for myself." Well... after he was healed of course. He wondered if he ought to find a doctor to take a look at his leg and make sure it wasn't infected, but last he checked it was already scabbing over and that usually meant good, right?

    "As soon as I'm again fit to travel, I think that's just what I want to do. I want to get out there again and not mope here. It's not going to do me any good. Besides, I was... sort of on a job.. an unpaid job with friends for fun, but still a job nonetheless. We were looking for a fallen star. I wonder if it's still there..."


    He trailed off a bit as the door opened and another customer came in. Watching mostly for bored curiosity, Alex took a drink out of his mug. Though he couldn't make out all the words, the fellow seemed nervous, mumbling about something. There seemed to be a lot of odd characters around Rauru today, Alex included. With him getting a bit closer, Alex caught a few words, something something something about magic. That caused him to arch an eyebrow. "A magical student huh?" he remarked mostly to himself as a spoken thought, though likely loud enough to be heard rambling words with hardly an explanation, "Sure must be nice for all those magical types, eh?"
     
  4. Nemorac

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    Nemorac jolts a little, his ears having caught the word "magic" but not really much else. He looks around, finding his eyes catching the person whom had said something. He looked at the person a little confused, stuttering a bit.

    "Um...I..I'm sorry, what was that?"

    He was clearly flummoxed by having his thought processes interrupted, but was also a little glad that someone had said something that might have something to do with him. His brain kicked into overdrive for a moment, finally figuring out what the context most likely would have been for the stranger's comment.

    "Oh man, I'm sorry, I have this....habit of reciting old teachings and theories. It helps calm me down at times."

    He rubs the back of his neck some, causing his rather long hair to move a bit, before putting on a smile and giving a small bow.

    "I do apologize. I uh, don't get out much. I can move away if you'd like, find..someplace else to be." He gave a nervous chuckle, though secretly he was hoping to be invited to the table that this person and his...friends? Compatriots? Talking buddies? He wasn't sure, but he did know that it would be nice to be invited into a conversation.
     
  5. Ishii Matanzas

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    Ishii gave Alex a nod while downing more of his drink as he spoke of fate and what it's got in store for him. "I think being active instead of passive about your future is the right way for you to go. Travel and see where your fate takes you, Alex." He said, instilling some encouragement in a man that looked like he needed more of it. He cocked an eyebrow when he mentioned he was on a job. "Well, my plans of now are sort of nonexistent. If you so wish, I could accompany and help you with this job of yours. A fallen star?" He mused, wondering exactly how anyone could find such an item. "Perhaps it still is...?"

    Realizing Alex trailed off, and that he was focusing elsewhere, Ishii's eyes followed his as he noticed a new patron enter. He was mumbling about magic. Either he was a student of the finer magical skills, or a loony. Perhaps both. Watching as Alex teased the guy lightly and he apologized for his mumbling and how they help him out, Ishii could only chuckle. "Please, you are not bothering me. Perhaps it is best if you join us and we converse as a trio. At the very least, others will not eye you if you begin mumbling to yourself again." He said, then proceeded to nearly finish off his second mug of the stout. "Hell, even buy yourself a good drink. At least have some alcohol in you before you start that again. What's your name, kid?" He asked the newcomer.
     
  6. Blade

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    All thoughts about fate and adventure and falling stars died at the waste-side as Alex's attention had been grasped fully and completely by this mumbling stranger. Alex himself, very ornery on a normal day's basis on the subject and study of magic, was always too quickly captured when it was mentioned. As much as he hated it, he always so desperately reached out for it, constantly wondering 'What if..'

    What if he had been able to wield spells properly? What if he wasn't such a screw up? Would his friends have...?

    No, he wasn't going to think of that again. Not now. "It's alright," Alex answered, echoing Ishii's thoughts. "Just caught my attention was all. I have a mind that... wanders..." yeah that was a good word for it "...and some things just catch my ear more easily than others." He waved a hand at the table in invitation. There was nothing wrong with others taking a seat and joining in. Everyone needed to sit somewhere, after all. "First round's on me if you'd like," he offered, "Much better to be in someone's company than sitting alone."

    Thinking back on being alone, his eyes darkened, gaze falling to his ale as he finished it off in one gulp. Maybe the reason he was so eager for more company was to fill the hole left by... He sighed. He was doing it again even though he told himself he would not. Something the stranger said clicked. Teachings. "Are you a teacher then? A student? Oh sorry! Manners." He extended his good arm. "Alex Kanon."
     
  7. Nemorac

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    Nemorac looked from the Goron to the Hylian, feeling quite relieved that his mutterings had not been considered too weird for the pair. He graciously accepted their offer, sitting down at the table with them, and reaching out to shake Alex's hand. "Nemorac Strebor. And I'm certainly no teacher, though I suppose a simple student wouldn't be quite apt either." He looked at both of them, considering their offer of a drink. "I suppose that would be nice, thank you." He chuckles a little nervously, having never actually touched alcohol before.

    "To explain myself a bit more succinctly, I've been studying magic for years, but I've always been holed up in my teacher's house. I've gotten to the point in my studies where practical application is the best way to learn." He pushes his glasses up again, mostly out of habit than any need to readjust. "You see, studying and practicing in controlled environments only gets one so far. It's how one acts on his feet, comes up with solutions to problems not presented in any book, that defines how well one's abilities truly are." He smiles, then blinks and facepalms. "I am so terribly sorry, I rambled didn't I?"
     
  8. Conway opened the door, more quietly than he usually would. The gaze of many eyes following him as he walked through the town had put him on edge. He was used to being the center of attention and genuinely liked it, however the eyes that followed him were not welcoming and cheery as he was used to. In fact many seemed quite the opposite, very unwelcoming and wary. His quiet entrance was foiled when the door slammed shut. Many eyes turned to see who had just entered, and they quickly became the same eyes that had been watching him throughout the town. The Sheikah did his best to keep his posture and be unintimidated by the growing number of eyes as they tapped the people next to them to look as well.

    The room got eerily quiet as began smiling back at the eyes. At this point he had to say something. "Uh... hi," he said to the hall filled with mostly Hylians. Conway quickly scanned the room for an empty table corner table to sit at, but his search came up empty. He did however find a table in the corner with a large Goron that also stuck out like a sore thumb. Instantly he made the decision to sit there, and without hesitation his legs walked him across the room to the table.

    "Uh, hi, do you mind if I sit here? Thanks," he said so quickly they may not have even heard what he said. He sat down next to the Goron hoping that he would block most other people's view. He looked up at the intimidating form of the Goron, hopefully he could make one friend in this town. "Hi i'm Conway," he said with a smile. he turned to see that many of the eyes had turned away and the ones that remained seemed to be growing tired of staring. He looked back at the people he just sat with, "Why does everyone in this town give me that look?"
     
  9. Ishii Matanzas

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    "What, you're just buying him the first round, Alex? How about myself?" Ishii said jokingly, before taking the initiative to remain the strong, silent type as they went on in more in depth details, though he kept his ears open. It seemed that Nemorac was a mere pupil into magic, one who has more practical knowledge than experience. There was nothing wrong with knowing all of this, but wasn't experience key? The apprenticed mage at least seemed to know this much at least. "Hardly have you rambled, lad. You at least see you need to experience what you have learned. In time, I'm sure you'll end up surpassing your teacher." Ishii said. Confidence never hurt, either.

    Their chatter though seemed to have been interrupted again by a new arrival. Unlike his two new friends, he was a Sheikah. He also appeared to be a few years younger than the other two. He would have objected to the Sheikah - Conway as he called himself - to just joining the table, but it seemed as though standing out brought all sorts of people over. "My name is Ishii Matanzas." He replied simply, both to the newcomer and Nemorac. The barmaid returned with Ishii's third drink, took the remaining's orders, and left again. He had a feeling he would be going through several more of these before the night's over with.

    Conway's comment on people staring at him reminded Matanzas that he got those same looks as well. "I suppose the people of Rauru and members of the Order are not used to people like us being around. Guess that makes us unique, yeah?" He said, a small grin on his face as he gently patted Conway on his back. Well, gently for a Goron. "I do not worry too much about it, and just makes me more aware of my actions. So, Conway. What is your story?" He asked, giving his fresh drink a hearty test.
     
  10. Blade

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    Alex laughed. Though obviously a joke, he nodded in agreement, "Oh of course not. I couldn't deny you a drink as well, especially if you're being so serious about my offer." Now that he had lost two good friends, he was getting more and more determined to finish their job and find that star. He fished a pouch of rupees from his pocket and plopped it onto the table. He had enough with him that a few drinks weren't going to make him sweat. Bounty hunting paid well, after all.

    Even as the purse hit the table, he was shaking his head, "I wouldn't call it so much rambling though, friend, as a passion. I used to be so passionate about learning magic myself. My folks were very gifted, always hoping my brother and I had hat same gift. They gave us the absolute best training possible. Though uhh... my brother was way more gifted than I was. I seem to have this bad luck of blowing up everything around me with the tiniest spell. I guess I just haven't the aptitude for it." Looking back towards Ishii as well for this, "Blowing up 'everything around me' included myself once. That's why I look so charming."

    He flashed a smile, obviously amused with his joke. Normally he didn't like bringing attention to his injuries, old as they may be. Normally, he didn't like explaining or having people ask, but he was in a good mood now... a very good mood. Caught up in his weirdly excited mood, he tried to stop being stupid at the notice of another stranger joining them. Enough to quiet the room at his entrance, he caught Alex's attention then as well. The Hylian gave his most welcomed smile. Another misfit was it? Already, their table was making quite the show.

    "Alex,"
    he said quickly, hurrying to extend a hand as to show he didn't mind at all one more member to their group. His eyes wandered to his rupee pouch as he supposed this one as well might be wanting a drink. This was probably going to be an expensive day. "You don't have to mind all those nosy folk staring. It's just what they do because they have nothing better to do with their time. Maybe they're just jealous they aren't nearly as interesting."
     
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    Nemorac took the time while his new acquaintances were talking to do a brief study of their appearances and see what he might could surmise from doing so. Alex seemed wholly unremarkable save for the scars he mentioned, where as Ishii seemed quite battleworn. The young scholar couldn't help but wonder what exactly had transpired in the Goron's lifetime to have caused such scarring. The tattoos on his arms seemed of particular note, but he new it best not to inquire just after meeting someone.

    His attention soon shifted to the newcomerwhom had just sat down with them. The hair color seemed strange to him, but it quickly registered in his brain that this person might in fact be a Shiekah, which would explain such hair coloring. Judging by the reactions of the other two at the table, it seems this newcomer was a stranger to them just as he was. Nodding to the man who had introduced himself as Conway, he replied back when applicable. "Nemorac." He shifted his attention back to Alex, noticing him looking at his rupee pouch. "Oh, you really don't have to pay for anything for me if you don't want to. I can afford my own."

    In truth, while he could, he was going to have to be careful of how he spent his money. His master had given him enough for basic necessities, but he knew that it wouldn't last long, and eventually he would have to find some work. Either doing some sort of mercenary work, or trying to help others in ways that his magical abilities could make easier. No matter what he chose, he knew he'd have to do so within a few days.
     
  12. Conway had barely the time to turn and smile Alex and Nemorac before the impact of the big goron's hand knocked the wind out of him. He turned to look at Ishii, still trying to catch his breath, "Wow! Are all Gorons that strong?" he understood that the slam to his back was a friendly gesture, but he was stunned by the weight of the 'tap'. His worry of the people staring at him had vanished as his fascination for his first time meeting a Goron engulfed his mind. He shook his head and put those questions aside for later, "Do they really just not like different people?" Conway was baffled by this idea of people not liking others because of what race they were. He understood rivalries, tense family relations and disagreement on viewpoints, but this was new. He chuckled a bit at Alex's quip about everyone else just being jealous.

    "Oh, my story? Well it's pretty simple really. I have been training with my mother basically most of my life, because she said so," he stopped himself for a moment to try and find a better excuse for training for so long, but came up empty handed, so he continued. "Now that i'm old enough, I have set out to explore the world, and see everywhere outside of Kasuto." He straightened up as he remembered the 'official' reason he left Kasuto, "Oh, ya, and i'm supposed to be looking for my missing father who's been gone for the last 15 years after he set out on some mission, but i have absolutely no clue as to where he is so I'm just gona float around till I find something."

    Nemorac's remark brought his attention to money. He pulled out his own rupee purse and put it on the table. He was not a rich man by any stretch of the imagination, but the purse certainly wasn't slim, "Don't worry. I can pay for your drinks. I did come here bringing the trouble to you when I sat down with everyone," he glanced back to find several eyes still trained on him. He snapped back to looking at Alex, "Um, ya. i've been saving up for the last for months anyway, doing odd jobs for people, helping out, not spending anything on lodging because i like camping. So, I can cover us," he looked down at his hands only now realizing how many hand gestures he was making. He crossed his arms and leaned back in his chair, "So what are your guy's stories"
     
  13. Ishii Matanzas

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    Chuckling along with Alex, Ishii couldn't help but shrug. "Hey, who does not love turning Stalfos into bone meal? Especially when you use their own limbs to make it so..." He said this partly in jest, but it sounded so badass that he decided to let the comment rest on its own laurels. "Besides, you have a job to finish, yeah? I shall help however I can." Turning to Nemorac, he could only shrug. "I must admit that I have no magical abilities in this body to speak of, so appreciate your gift. And think of it like this: I knew a guy whose only magical skill was disrobing himself, and not in a good way either! Count your blessings you got more skill than that guy." He shook his head, recalling days long past and stories remembered by only a few.

    Chuckling, Ishii's attention returned to Conway who made a comment about his stout strength. The Goron rubbed the back of his head somewhat sheepishly, then responded. "Oh, not really. Some of my brothers are even stronger than myself." He said, a smile apparent on his face. "There are folks like that in this world, Conway. Too many who presume and think one member of a race represents all. It's quite odd." Shrugging, he downed another sediment stout and looked around for the barmaid. How many had he drank already? Whatever the number it wasn't enough! He wasn't even feeling tipsy yet.

    Listening to Conway's story he nodded along. It was a little vague, though honest at least. "Fifteen years is a long time to disappear, especially on a mission. The trail has been cold for so long that even white wolfos would shiver near it." He remarked, then realized he wasn't exactly being encouraging. "Well, do you know where your father went? What the mission was? A good first place to look?" If he had no idea where his father was, then how could he know what to look for?

    "Money is of no concern to me. I got a nice "retirement" after buying my freedom from the Fighting Pits that I could drink all day and not even worry about paying my tab. As for my story, well... I was one the biggest Pit Fighters around, both literally and figuratively. I made a few men quite rich by surviving whatever onslaught they put in front of me, and the crowds always loved to see me come out on top." He leaned back in his chair, hearing it groan lightly under his mighty weight, but it held firm. He had to give it to the Silver Stag for having such a sturdy chair. "My friend Marik and I walked away with our freedoms, we sort of drifted apart, and I have kind of just... drifted." Ishii's mind briefly went back to his friend Marik. He wondered what happened to the old champion and what life he forged for himself. Part of him had searched for any clues to his whereabouts, but it seemed like Marik was long gone. He had wondered if Torgo Belliard had sent assassins to kill he and Marik, but he somehow doubted that was the case. He with his story."Now, I am looking to do something in my post-retirement to keep me busy. Which brought me here. Looks like I no longer have to worry about walking Hyrule alone."
     
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    Alex couldn't help himself, letting out an uncontrollable giggle at the thought of someone "magically" disrobing as some super special talent they likely trained for years in. Pressing the back of a hand to his mouth, he tried to quiet down, eyeing up the magic student they had before them now. Shaking his head, he said, "It's alright, I don't mind." He honestly didn't mind if the men bought their own drinks or had him do it, but he liked having the offer out there. Being polite and making friends. Yeah, that's what it was. Their newest pal Conway here seemed to be in that same boat. Hopefully it didn't come down to a fight over who was the most generous. Conceding, Alex would just leave it be and let it slide by.

    He knew the stigma that so many had pinned against certain people. Sure enough, Alex had heard tales of intelligent Stalfos and Lizalfos alongside that had surrendered and admitted their loss int he war, wanting now only to have a place where they can belong and live peacefully. Some even as well that had never participated, never fought, never wanted to cause terror. And yet despite this, all were treated the same, in which was they were treated like monsters. Though Alex despised the creature that attacked him, he could understand that one bad apple did not make the entire bunch sour. Sheikah and Gorons were no different, he supposed, always treated differently, not always bad, but differently.

    After hearing a little more of Ishii's story, the Hylian shook his head. It was just as he had already decided to himself before. Pit fighting was nasty. Nice to see that he had won his freedom though. Lucky him. "I hope you're making the best of your freedom," he said genuinely, "I'd sure be livin' it up somewhere."

    "My story though,"
    he started, "begins with some friends a bit ago. See we were camping and hanging out, looking for adventure. Up towards the heavens, a single, shining star streaks through and lands in some ruins near us. We came to the conclusion we wanted that star. We went in, looking for it. The ruins were pretty crumbled, unstable, full of nasty Stals and other critters. But hey, we were all capable fighters and could hold our own. But a passage collapsed during a fight. I was separated from my friends, and attacked by the biggest and nastiest Stalfos I had ever seen while I was looking for them. I barely escaped with my life."

    He grumbled, "After I rest for the night, I want to head back there." He wanted both to finish the mission and find that star... but more than that, he had to see if his friends were there or if they had made it out. There was also the matter of that Stal that had gotten the best of him...
     
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    Nemorac looked at Conway, chuckling a little bit. "Well, small world then...I'm from Kasuto as well." He couldn't help but wonder if the Shiekah had heard about the Hylian's master, the old man who never seemed to interact with anyone in the city. However, the city wasn't small enough for everyone to know everyone, as evidenced with the two of them meeting, but it was certainly a possibility.

    Neomrac turned his attention Ishii and gazed in wonder as he related to his story of being a pit fighter. The story certainly explained the scars, and the young Hylian had at least read a bit about pit fighting during the few times he was allowed to read whatever caught his fancy. "You've certainly lived a hard life...I'm glad you were able to make it out of there." A waitress came over and Nemorac paid for a drink, turning his attention to Alex as he heard his story now. When he heard about what Alex was planning on doing, he looked at him a bit surprised. "You're not...planning on going back alone are you?" Nemorac's faced turned a bit grave. "You said yourself you barely escaped with your life."

    He paused a moment at the waitress brought him his drink, then resumed once she walked away. "Well, at the very least...I want to go with you. I don't think I could let you go alone, not after the kindness you've shown me." The air of seriousness was broken somewhat, however, when Nemorac tried to drink his beverage. Being his first time drinking alcohol, he gulped a bit of it down, then sat it back down and sputtered a bit, coughing as the stuff was quite a bit more stout than anything he was used to.
     
  16. "Ya I know the trail is cold, but my mom says she knows that he is alive somewhere. If he were dead there might be something to follow, but the fact that there's nothing at all means that he's hiding for some reason. She figured if she sent me out poking around for awhile that he might back or at least tell us what's going on." Conway stopped and hesitated for a moment before answering the new question. It was ok to tell them about his parent's mission, right? "Well, you see my parents both used to be a part of the sheika unit that served the king before the destruction of castle city. Their final orders from him were to search for The Hero, Link, and The Princess, Zelda. 15 years ago my father set out to investigate and we haven't heard from him since.The fact that he's hiding has my mother all giddy and thinking, if he's hiding then he must have found something and needs to keep it a secret, or found something and needs to hide for his own safety." he leaned back, spreading his arms saying "but in reality, i'm sort of using that as an excuse to get out and explore the world."

    He smiled back at Alex and put his own purse away. Leaning in to listen to Ishii's story. At first, Conway was confused, he won his freedom? Weren't people supposed to be free to start with? Wasn't pit fighting a thing you do in tournaments and for fun? Why was he fighting for freedom in a pit? He stared long and hard at the table mulling over Ishii's story. He began to realize that the real world was far darker and crueler than the ones in the tales and stories he grew up with.

    He realized this even further with the telling to Alex's tale, his lost friends, the Stalfos. He supposed that not everyone got to live a good childhood as he did. He perked up hearing of the ruins though, and nearly jumped out of his seat when he heard that he was going back. instantly he was leaning across the table staring just a little too close to Alex's face, "Can I come with you?! Please!?!" his energy was akin to that a child begging his parents for something. He had already forgotten all about the emotions that he felt a moment ago. The last time he had been to a ruin, while he had gotten hurt, it had been the highlight of his life and he was not sure when another opportunity like this would arise again. Oh, wait, he said there were Stalfos there. He would get to use all of the stalfos puns he made up! He sat back down with a smile that covered his face and a sparkle in his eye.
     
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    Nodding towards Alex after his supportive words, Ishii could only chuckle. "Well, I've definitely done my best to live it up and taste the joys of freedom. However, I do miss the action at times. Guess that's why I like the idea of helping you out, kiddo." Listening to Alex's story. he understood more what he had gone through, what drove him to what he was doing and how he barely survived a battle with a Stal. "I see now what happened, Alex. Looks like a bad case of terrible luck ran by you. Do not worry though Alex. Nemorac, I shall not let him go alone. I think once tomorrow breaks, he and I shall see to that big ugly skeleton. Besides, I was looking for a bone to chew on..." Hey, it sounded kind of badass, right? "If you wish to join us, that would be something I would like. What say you, Blade?"

    Turning toward Conway, he listened to his story, and the explanation of his life. It was interesting that Conway's mother thought his father was still alive due that there was no trail to find, but when he furthered discussed what they did, it made a bit more sense. "Oh, so that is what they were doing? Searching for the legendary hero of the Princess of destiny..." He said, stroking his chin. "I must say that I spent time fighting in the Thirty Years' War. It was my capture that led to me spending a good portion of my life in the Fighting Pits. Battling and surviving the worst this world has to offer is what has kept me alive while others have perished. I can say that I believe your father is still alive out there, in search for them. Whether or not he has found them I cannot say, but I hope for the best for them." Ishii admitted to Conway. "Maybe us foursome can do some good fighting Stals, helping each other out, and, and seeing how we gel as a team! Maybe we can find greatness in this land?"
     
  18. Blade

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    Just sitting here and listening to all these stories, being able to tell his own, it felt like sitting with his old friends around a fire, each trying to outdo the other in who has the better tale. While Alex couldn't say for sure who here had the better tale nor would he have called this such a competition, it was nice to reflect on. From an intriguing sort of magical student to a pit fighter to a fellow just looking for his father, searching for secrets and mystery. "You think he might have found a trace of this hero or the princess?" he asked curiously. "That would sure be an amazing discovery!" Alex was a little sad his own story had such little in the way of adventure. It was far more just a failed mission that got him hurt. Not surprising though considering his history of always seeming to hurt and maim himself.

    What was surprising, however, was the willingness and eagerness these folk had in coming with him back to the ruins. When Conway moved in, he pulled back just a few inches, a wicked grin on his face. "Can't contain that need for thrills, eh? I know the feeling." Looking from one to another, he answered simply, "I have to go back. I owe it to my friends to finish the job and make sure they got out okay." Or otherwise uncover their bodies and remove them if that was how it had to happen. Something uncomfortable stirred in his gut, a prayer that they wouldn't be found dead down there, but if that was what he found then he intended to at least be sure they would get a proper burial somewhere and that their families could be told of this. He needed the closure, they needed the closure, and no one deserved to rot down there forever... lest something more horrible happen and they succumb to some curse and come back as undead, creeping Stal skeletons.

    "I wouldn't beg or even just ask any of you to come with me and put your lives at risk, but I'd be truly grateful not to have to go alone. I think we'd make a fantastic team. You're all more than welcome to tag along. I'm planning on setting out first thing in the morning."
    By then he would be well rested enough to go back. The pain in his leg was dying down enough... though that could be just the ale. It had already stopped bleeding, and he supposed if he mended it well enough it would be good as new. Rising from the table, he tested his weight, satisfied, nodded. "And I promise," he added, "I'm a capable fighter. I haven't been bested like this in... well a long time." Most of his pain came from his own stupidity. really. "Gentlemen." Lifting his glass, he downed the remaining contents of his mug, "I better get some rest in to be ready for this. I'll see you in the morning."
     
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    Nemorac nodded to Alex, then looked at the rest of the people at the table. "Well, at the very least it seems 3 of the people here are competent in combat to some degree." He rubs the back of his neck a bit. "I know I said I was eager to go...but I can't guarantee how helpful I'll be." He sighs a little, trying to drink some of his drink again and again having trouble, but a bit less than the first time. He nodded to Alex as he said he needed rest. "That's a good idea, we all should get a fair amount. And at least something to eat before we head out, to help ourselves be more alert and attentive."

    The young Hylian's mind was racing a little bit at this point. He was actually making friends, or at he thought he was. Not only that, but he was also nervous. Would he be able to remember his incantations? Would he accidentally hit them instead of his intended target? Nemorac shook his head, trying to will away those thoughts. His master had taught him that one of the first problems in combat was a distracted mind. He had to be confident, else his worries would actually come to pass.
     
  20. Conway took a moment to calm himself down from his excitement of going on another adventure. He had to bite his tongue to keep himself from exploding in excitement again when Alex accepted his excited offer to help. He sat, bouncing in his chair as Alex told them he planed to leave by morning. His excitement was continuously being stoked.

    Conway also caught Nemorac's comment on the three of them being competent in combat. That mean that Nemorac didn't consider himself competent in combat? Conway scanned Nemorac really quick to attempt to see why he considered himself so. He didn't have any weapons on him and the cloak he wore didn't seem the type to be carrying hidden weapons. He did have a book at his side and his general appearance lead Conway to deduce that he was a mage of sorts. If it was combat magic that he felt he was lacking in then Conway could help with that. "Hey Nemorac, you use magic right?" Conway figured he'd ask first, "Well I can help you with the combat side of magic. I may not look it but i'm actually like an encyclopedia when it comes to combat magic. My mother, being from the sheika unit taught me everything about it in case I came up against a foe who would wield magic against me. However, while I know all about everything combat, I don't know really any of the mundane, everyday things I can do with magic. If you want, I could teach you all about combat magic on the way to the ruins tomorrow."
     

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