Thursday, 29 December 2011


Later in Ironhall. (23 people were on the sim and not one tried to interact with us. If it hadn’t been for a visiting blacksmith we would have had no roleplay. )

Franziskus Ninetails after a long travel per ship is happy as the captain finally anchors at the harbor of Ironhall. He jumps from the ship on the docks, happy to have firm ground under his boots
Master's lil Sunshine follows his master ashore calling his brother to supervise the unloading of the ship
Franziskus Ninetails: See, that the seamen unload the ship well and not break the flasks and crates! And bring... Snouty off board... or whatever it's name is!
Master's lil Sunshine drags his cloak tighter around himself, convinced it is colder here than tabor. “sooty my master
Endy looks around curiously pointing the ship hands when to place the goods to be stored whilst they trade using the samples
Franziskus Ninetails nods distracted as he talks with the harbourmaster "Aye, scotty... that's what I said, no?"
Master's lil Sunshine goes down in to the hold of the ship and takes the snowsleen by the harness, avoidng his jaws leads him from the ship. "sooty my master," river says again.
Franziskus Ninetails points to the steps "We have to go up there, says the harbormaster, my boys!"
Endy: Yes oour MAster
Master's lil Sunshine tethers the sleen to the sleigh and he and his brother load it up
Franziskus Ninetails takes a sip from a little flask on his belt "Good that we have medical juices with us! You better let your bows in the sled, my boys. I'm not sure, how the Torvies react to thralls with bows"
Master's lil Sunshine reluctantly takes off his bow
Endy looks with concern at the captive at the tree
Master's lil Sunshine looks in horror at the half naked man tied to a tree in the snow
Franziskus Ninetails looks around "Now where is the marketplace?" His eyes resting on the captive tied to a tree. he mumbles "Hmmm, looks like he can't help us much anymore"
Endy frowns "If I remember correctly it is in the fort my Master"
Franziskus Ninetails talks to the guard and nods several times. Finally he reaches his bow to him
Endy smile spotting the horn, looking at their Master with a grin wondering if their Master will let him blow it
Franziskus Ninetails watches the guard going to the horn and blow it. He grimaces as the loud noise cuts the cold air
Gate Horn shouts: Attention! Someone is at the gate !
Franziskus Ninetails carefully opens the gate "Hello? Anyone there?" ]  Franziskus Ninetails shrugs and signs his thralls to pull the cart with the goods in right the moment a man comes around the corner ... and vanishes again.   Franziskus Ninetails looks around the stalls, His skilled eye immediately noticing what the torvies need and what not.  “Hello? Anybody here? Is this the marketplace?”
Master's lil Sunshine: it seems so my master
Endy nods "the tavern was bustling last time I was here my Master"
Franziskus Ninetails points to a spot next to the well "Put the market cart there and open the boxes, mine!"
Master's lil Sunshine nods and goes over to help his brother set up the stall
Franziskus Ninetails looks around a bit worried as the village seems so empty, then he notices a shadow hurrying between the houses and.... vanishing again.  Franziskus Ninetails looks sceptical at all the dark houses which seem to be empty and wasted. He shivers and pulls the cloak closer around his shoulders. "Wait with the market cart, my boys. I have a strange feeling with this place"
Master's lil Sunshine: maybe they have been raided and all taken
Endy gulps softly, wishing they had not left their bows behind
Franziskus Ninetails: We better return to the ship, boys
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master
Franziskus Ninetails takes his bow back from the guard and nods to him in a farewell
Endy yelps as the cart judders down each step
Franziskus Ninetails shows some pity with the unconscious captive and takes a candy cane out of the crates he was about to offer for sales, sticks it between the unconscious man's lips
 Endy smiles touched at his Master's kindness
Evan: Tal
Endy yelps as his Master and brother stop suddenly and he has to strain to keep the cart from taking them down the slope
Master's lil Sunshine jumps as a voice sounds behind him
Franziskus Ninetails turns around as he hears steps behind him "Tal, Sir!"
Evan stops as he cross three mans on their way down to the docks "I didn't want to scare you sir... I’m only looking for some information. Are you from the region?"
Franziskus Ninetails raises his eyebrows, wondering that the man is not freezing without a cloak, but takes that he might be used to the cold here in the north more than he is as a southern man.  Franziskus Ninetails shakes his head. "No, we came by ship a long way from south..." *points over his shoulder to the harbour. "We wanted to trade, but it seems the village is dead. So we are searching for other marketplaces"
Evan nods to him and scratch the back of his head "not my chance, seems all those I meet are strangers to those lands. well... since you are traders, do you know who to ask for iron around here?"
Franziskus Ninetails smiles and bends his head a bit "I'm Franziskus of Tidra, merchant to Tabor. Maybe I can help you." - He scratches his head "Iron? Hmmmm..... I have iron at home, but I didn't bring it with us. Too heavy"  Franziskus Ninetails's eyes wonder about the man's muscular upper body "Are you a blacksmith?"
Endy nods softly, thankful that he did not have to pull iron as well as al their over goods
 Master's lil Sunshine: we left it on the ship my master
Evan nods to his last question "I'm the blacksmith in Port Cos yes. I rarely travel that far from the vosk but I needed some new supply. so you are from Tabor you said? never thought about looking for Iron in the Exchange Islands actually,,,, much closer than this place here"
Master's lil Sunshine: it’s still in the hold as the snow sleen could not pull it over this terrain
Franziskus Ninetails turns to his first boy "Ah... right... we have iron at the ship. Will you come with us to the docks, Sir?  And yes... we have a lot of things in Tabor... after all it is an exchange place"
Evan smiles lightly "yes yes, of course. I'm Evan of Port Cos by the way. Metal worker for the city there" he points to the docks "after you"
Franziskus Ninetails: "You will find me in the Tropics there... What I don't have, I will be more then pleased to try to get it for you. Well met, Evan of Port Cos!"
Endy whimpers at the juddering of each step, glad when at last they reach the level dock
Franziskus Ninetails: Get the iron from the ship, Endy! River, you open the crates with the other goods
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master
Evan follow the man to the dock "Are those beasts yours? For a while I have been looking for a strong kajirus for some of the heavy lifting at the smitty."
Franziskus Ninetails looks at the blacksmith "What quantity did you think off, Evan of Cos?"
Endy smiles "yes my Master" and parks the cart
Master's lil Sunshine begins to set up the wagon for the master to view their wares.
Franziskus Ninetails nods "Aye, this is my first boy - River. And my second boy - Endy" *points to the blond first, then to the black haired
Master's lil Sunshine: careful to follow the instructions of the healer and not over stretch and split his stitches
Franziskus Ninetails: One needs some strong slaves for the work of a merchant... carrying the heavy crates.  Though my first one is a bit injured after a surgery... : So, tell me, Evan - How is the weather in Port Cos? Is it cold there too?
Evan nods to him "Ah good. I trained my girl for some of the work at my shop but there is a limit to what she can do. " he shrug "I might find one day". to his last question, he nods "cold, yes but nothing like it is here. "
Master's lil Sunshine finishes unpacking the boxes and then sees if he can help his brother with the heavy iron.
Franziskus Ninetails frowns at River "Don't carry too heavy, my lil sunshine! You know what the healer said!"
Endy hauls the heavy crate of iron from the ship, grateful to the help from his brother, but tutting as he brother is yet again disobeying the greens orders
Master's lil Sunshine immediately stops what he is doing and whispers "yes my master"
Evan chuckles and walks closer to the crates and supply, taking a good look at what the man has "you trade in many things sir"
Franziskus Ninetails smiles as he hears 'cold'. "Ah! Are you in need of some warm, woollen, knitted underwear? Our seamstress knitted a lot and I was about to sell some here on commission
Endy drops the heavy crate on the market stall, then walks back and forth placing iron bars, directing some of the ship hands to aid him
Franziskus Ninetails nods "Well.. we are an exchange island. My main goods are black wine and cacao though. But I also trade what I can get hands on"
Franziskus Ninetails points to the other crates that still are closed "I was going to sell here black wine and cacao as well as candy canes and gingerbread..."
Franziskus Ninetails: "... medical herbs and juices from Tabor Mountains and... " gestures with the open hand to the stall with blacksmith goods "... of course some blacksmith goods"
Evan consider his offer a moment before to shake his head "if I don't buy wool locally, our farmer the verr man will become a real pain. I see you have ore and iron.... humm... I'm not a rich man you know, how much do you want for your ore? I guess that’s cheaper than iron right?"
Franziskus Ninetails: Those I bought a bit more west
Endy pants softly, then stands behind his Master as his Master does not like them kneeling in the cold climates
Franziskus Ninetails smiles and nods then shakes his head "Oh, I didn't ask you to buy the wool. I offered the underwear" Franziskus Ninetails looks to his first boy, as his second boy is panting heavy from carrying the heavy crates "Show the good man the long-johns, mine!"
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master
Endy blushes softly and begins to remove his cloak, and whispers to his Master "all of it?"
Evan chuckles lightly "ah yes... yes of course. After a time in the longhall here, I can tell you, selling those underwear won't be a problem. most need some" he smiles wide and points at the ore "I'm on a small budget here so I have to focus on what I came for. Do you keep ore in stock all the time or is this just a onetime thing?"
Master's lil Sunshine starts to strip off his upper clothes, until he stands in just his winter underwear
Endy removes his hat, twisting it in his hands anxiously
Evan smiles wide "it’s really not needed but I admit, those looks warm"
Franziskus Ninetails shakes his head to Endy "Not you, Endy. You're sweating... I don't want you to catch a cold! One ill slave is enough!"
Master's lil Sunshine stands in front of the free, nice and straight so he might inspect the underwear properly
Franziskus Ninetails takes his first boy by the shoulders and turns him around "It's made of the wool of best verrs of torvaldslands"
Franziskus Ninetails: And it has these useful buttons here on the back....
Evan takes a good look at the two kajirus and smiles "The best wool euh? useful buttons? you know your business sir I can see that"
Franziskus Ninetails unbuttons the back-flap and shows the man. Only 5 KT.. available in three colours... green, red and gray!
Evan nods slowly, unsure what to answer to that sale pitch. "yes.. I... I will think about it. perhaps another time. what about we take a look at that ore you have... or iron " he takes another look at the boy and smiles "They look charming in those things but I was sent here for some supply for the forge"
Franziskus Ninetails pats his thralls exposed butt then nods "Get dressed again, my lil sunshine" Franziskus Ninetails pats River gently on the ass.
Master's lil Sunshine begins to shiver in the cold now that his flap is open. “Thank you my master,” he replies anxious to be dressed again in this bitter climate

Endy picks up his cloak and re wraps it around himself, and picking up the first boys items passes them to his brother
Master's lil Sunshine: thank you my brother
Franziskus Ninetails while his slave dresses "Sooooo.... to your question, Evan.. Well, I offer the goods as long as I have them. When they are gone and I can't get new one in the meantime, well then... it's gone. What quantity did you think of?"
Master's lil Sunshine pulls on his tunic and torn pants.
Evan listen to him and scratch the back of his head, thinking for a moment "humm... as much as I can reasonably afford an carry . you sell it at the stone? the weight? "
Franziskus Ninetails: the stone.. they are about the same size.. However the iron bars, I suppose are easier for you to handle. How many coins have you planned to spend?"
Evan reach to the pocket that attached to his belt and takes a silver coin out of it. has he hand it to him..."with the mark of Fina. what can you provide me for that amount?
Franziskus Ninetails smiles as the blacksmith draws his sword to show his ironworker skills. He nods appreciativ "That looks like a very well crafted blade"
Franziskus Ninetails: If I ever need a new sword, I know where to go to!
Evan smiles to him "welll.. I do what I can. I'm not a weapon smith but I can manage. I mostly make tools, chains and collar. oh... and a lot of business in brandings where I'm from"
Master's lil Sunshine winces at the word branding, remembering well how much it hurt
Franziskus Ninetails looks at the silver coins, inspects it and turns it in his hands "Hmmmm... that is worth a lot of iron pigs. I don't know, if we have that much with us" Franziskus Ninetails looks up "You are sure, you don't want to buy a set of nice underwear?"
Endy smiles at his Master and whisper "Candy canes?"
Franziskus Ninetails counts the bars "Hmmm... we only have 11 with us... That would be.. hmmm... 5 KT and 5 TS... lets say 5 KT for you"
Evan rub his chin and thinks a moment "you mean five tarsks for for those 11 units there?"
Franziskus Ninetails nods to his second boy, but his eyes still on the blacksmith. Nodding again "Aye! 5 copper tarks ((KT)) for the 11 bars hereAnd how about some candy canes for your lovely kajira?"
Evan smiles lightly, thinking he is making a great deal after all "Thats not cheap but.... hummm... alright, I'll take all the 11 and a bag of those candy"
Franziskus Ninetails: The candy canes are 1 copper tarsk each... how many do you want? Hmmm... lets say I give you 6 for 5 KT?
Evan blinks "you mean thsoe candy cost as much as the iron you sold me? What’s in those things?"
Master's lil Sunshine goes to the stall and puts 6 canes into a pouch, so that if the sale is made they are ready
Franziskus Ninetails grins "A lot of sugar and honey and I don't know what else! I have to ask the baker.. I think spices and things"
Franziskus Ninetails: Endy, put the iron into a crate for the good man!
Evan frown some as he reach for a handful of coppers "alright alright, that’s a lot of paga I could have used but I guess I'll find something to do with the candy as well"
Master's lil Sunshine holds the pouch behind his back.  Master's lil Sunshine smiles knowing that most kajira and kajrus he knows will do anything for a taste of candy

The signal fires have been lit on Hodmimirs Holt,
and a call for aid is made throughout the region!
Call to Arms! Marauders to the Hills!

Horn shouts:

The signal fires have been lit on Hodmimirs Holt,
and a call for aid is made throughout the region!
Call to Arms! Marauders to the Hills!

 Franziskus Ninetails watches his boy filling the bag with candy canes "Put a gingerbread and chocolate gingerbread inot the bag too, my lil sunshine. and add a sample of our black wine and the cacao powder "
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master.” Master's lil Sunshine turns back to the cart and adds the additional items to the bag and then passes it to his master
Evan keep his eyes on the supply and smile some "is Port Cos on your regular trade route?"
Endy begins to transfer their iron to the Master's cart, his eyes watching the bag of candy canes hungrily
Franziskus Ninetails watches his boys filling the crates and bags as ordered with a smile on his lips, then looks up again to answer the blacksmith' question: "Not yet, but I suppose it will be! What does your nice land have to offer for a merchant? And what are your needs? I am on travels a lot! "
Evan crouch and takes a good look at the supply, counting each of the items "Good.... pretty good... and yes, I need someone to supply my shop. mostly with iron. I recycle lots of scraps to keep my cost down but if you add the vosk to your route, make sure you steop"
Evan: We have oil, lots of that ctually
Loki: RAID
Franziskus Ninetails looks around a bit distracted from the sound of a sword swishing through the air. He raises his eyebrows in surprise, his hand sliding to the hilt of his sword
Master's lil Sunshine jumps’ hearing a man shout and spins around to look. Master's lil Sunshine leans to his brother and whispers... "they are a strange people these norsemen."
Evan keeps his eyes on the man swigning his sword like an idiot and shrug "Torvies.... "
Franziskus Ninetails nods and nods and nods, but keeps a cautious eye to the gate anyways
Endy whispers back to his brother "see, this is why our Master keeps you away from the paga"
Evan takea another look at the supply "well... perhaps I can always look for you in Tabor but I rarely travel away from my homestone to be true. we'll see"
Master's lil Sunshine nods, "and i thought Taborians were strange my brother."
Franziskus Ninetails: Soooo, oils you said? bathing oils? perfume oils? That sounds fine. We don't have such things in Tabor yet. So I sure will travel to Port Cos soon!
Endy smiles "aye"
Master's lil Sunshine leans to his brother once more. "maybe he is sick with fever and needs a healer," river watches the man that is running around like a madman.
Evan: Tharlarion oil yes, you'll find some fish products there and with two or three slave house, we are a good place to get rid of your overstock or buy. otherwise, I could introduce you to one of our local trader, I'm sure there would be business for you
Endy smiles back to his brother "more like he will be in need of hair of the sleen in the morning"
Franziskus Ninetails: Oh, that reminds me!" - He pulls a little gold nugget out of his pouch and shows it to the blacksmith "I suppose you are the expert for those... Can you tell me, what the value of a gold nugget this size will be?"
Franziskus Ninetails's face brightens at the words of the blacksmith "Ahhh, then I for sure will come and visit for trades soon!"
Evan reach to it and takes a good look at the nugget "thats hard to tell.... humm... I fear I'm not the righ tman to ask about this"
Franziskus Ninetails raises his eyebrows in surprise "Oh, I thought ironworkers melt them and extract the gold out of them. My son brought this as a payment for some salt, but I suppose it's only worth about 10 or 15 KT... far less then the salt was worth." Franziskus Ninetails shrugs and takes the nugget back, putting it into his pouch "But he's a warrior. He was only at Ha.. uhm... that place to spy disguised as trader"
Evan hand him the nugget "I wish I could help. To know, as you said it has to be melted. Then, its possible to know how much gold we are dealing with but jsut like that.." he shrug "I couldn't tell. and the value will vary depending on where you are" Evan looks back "humm... I think my girl got lost somewhere on her way here. if you don,t mind, I would go have a look. Girls from Turia don't last long in the snow"
Franziskus Ninetails nods, then looks over his shoulder as the captain shouts something impatiently. He grunts to the captain, but signs his slaves to pack up the crates again and carry it back to the ship
Master's lil Sunshine nods to his master and gestures to endy to help him pack away their master's goods.
Evan offer him a smile "well, hopefully we meet again. looks like your ship is about to leave so I will not hold you any longer. I wish you well"
Franziskus Ninetails nods and with a grin points over his shoulder to the ship "Well, you hear the captain swearing, so we should get ready for sails too. the captain is always afraid his ship will freeze in "
Endy pushes at his brothers shoulder gently pushing him towards the light items and away from the heavy items he keeps trying to pick up
Franziskus Ninetails: It was nice to make business with you, Evan of Cos
Evan laugh and turn around to walk back to the gates "I wish you well and thanks again"
Master's lil Sunshine packs up the cases and tells his brother to carry them on board. “safe paths master
Franziskus Ninetails: I wish you well and may the fire in your forge always burn bright
Endy carries the crates from the stall back to the ship
Franziskus Ninetails nods to his boys, then gives the captain a sign, that they are ready to lift anchor
Master's lil Sunshine watches the sun start to rise over the thassa
Franziskus Ninetails after they finally reached Tabor East and then loaded the goods from the ship to the sled, reaching Tabor tropics, commands his boys to put the goods back on the market stalls, where Ol' Grumpy can have an eye on them
Endy carries the goods back and forth, wishing the third and forth boy were not at their studies so he could boss them around to carry the items. Endy leans against his brother, rubbing his not sweaty body against his brother mischievously
Master's lil Sunshine: smiles
Franziskus Ninetails as he puts the candy canes back on the counter takes two and hands each of his boys one as a treat "Here, my boys. You worked hard and well!"
Master's lil Sunshine tries to help his brother with the crates again as they land. Master's lil Sunshine smiles "oh thank you my master"
Endy growls softly at his brother each time he tries to take a crate, each time shoving him out the way gently with his shoulder. "Thank you my Master"
Master's lil Sunshine sucks on his candy happily
Endy gobbles the cane hungrily, his teeth crunching the hard sugar loudly
Franziskus Ninetails takes a last look over the market stalls and nods content "Well, time to go home, boys!"
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master
Franziskus Ninetails: Ah, finally home again! I will never get used to that cold!
Endy nods, “ May I take your cloak my Master?
Master's lil Sunshine: aye, its nice to be home my master
Franziskus Ninetails puts his cloak and bow near the fireplace, puts his sword above it. “You are hungry, mine?
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master
Endy: a little my Master
Franziskus Ninetails: Then go and eat some soup and bread
Master's lil Sunshine: thank you , my master
Endy: Thank you our Master
Franziskus Ninetails grabs the last piece of bosk roast and sniffs at it. he grimaces and tosses it to the pets
Master's lil Sunshine puts some soup and bread for his brother and eats his quickly
Endy takes off the cloak and his clothing, and puts on the house silks, then goes over to the food his brother has put out whispering "Thank you my brother"
Master's lil Sunshine finishes his soup and then starts to strip off his clothes happy to be home again
Endy huccups slightly having eaten the bread to quickly.
Endy nuzzles sleeply against his Master waiting for his brother to return from the kitchen, trhen smiles as he does so
Franziskus Ninetails: Hmmm, seems, Hafnir wants more meat
Master's lil Sunshine: he is a naughty lart

We're going on travels my lil Sunshine

A nice little roleplay that we had during the day and continued later. again i forgot to take pictures.

Master's lil Sunshine takes a large scoop of beans from the caoca sack and takes them over to the grinder. putting them into it a little at a time he begins to grind them into a powder so that he can restock the market stall before his master wakes up. its a long tedious job and River hums to himself as he works. He hears a mewing at his feet and looks down to see his little larl looking up at him. He picks a sliver of meat from the tabletop and drops it down to him and then carries on with his work.
Master's lil Sunshine puts some suls into roast and some carrots to simmer. He then fries some vulo and tabuk. He curses as the fat spits at him, hitting his naked belly, making a tiny blister. He sighs and continues to cook, maybe his master wont notice yet another mark on his skin. He looks down again, examining the burn, its not bad, a little salve and it will be gone in no time. He considers just treating it but then decides that he should ask permission first. Its not painful so he puts it to the back of his mind and serves the meat on to the plates he has ready. One plate for his master and one for his master's son.
Master's lil Sunshine: with his master's meal now cooked, river turns his attention to the blackwine beans, He takes two large scoops and starts to grind them too. he looks over at the samava suddenly remembering he hadnt put it on yet.
Master's lil Sunshine: he leaves his beans for a moment and puts a fresh pot on and lights the flame, leaving it to brew while he continues grinding
Franziskus Ninetails wakes up from a long sleep at the fireplace. He hears his boys roumaging in the house... at least one of them. He gets up and closes the laces of his pants. A grin on his face as he notices the spots on the leather. He walks to the kitchen to get a black wine before he takes a quick bath and change his clothes
 Franziskus Ninetails kisses his working boy's shoulder from behind before his slave falls to his knees “So, you're busy working, my lil sunshine?”
Master's lil Sunshine starts at the sudden kiss and smiling jumps down off of his box and kneels before his master, waiting for permisson to greet his master properly
Master's lil Sunshine: good morning my master
Franziskus Ninetails pulls his boy to his crotch, the scent from last night.. the scent of his seed mixed with the scent of leather - teasing his boy's nostrils
Master's lil Sunshine inhales deeply and then looks up to his master, a smile on his lips. "did you sleep well my beloved master?" he asks before nuzzling his master's crotch once more. “may this boy continue with his work my master?”
Franziskus Ninetails nods and pats his boy's head
Master's lil Sunshine: thank you my master. i have made a bath ready for you my master
Franziskus Ninetails: I will just have a quick black wine, then wash and change clothes
Master's lil Sunshine: smiles as his master says he wants to bathe just as he tells him that his bath is ready. i also laid some clothes on your bed my master for you.
Franziskus Ninetails takes the bowl with black wine his boy already prepared for him and the warm, steaming bread in his other hand
Franziskus Ninetails gets some butter from the chiller and smears it on the fresh bread. He eats and drinks standing, watching the muscles on his slaves body moving under the tanned naked skin, as his boy works hard grinding the beans
Master's lil Sunshine feels his master's eyes on him and blushes slightly and smiles to himself, keeping his head lowered so his master will not see the pleasure in his face at being watched so closely
Franziskus Ninetails as he finished his quick breakfast puts the bowl and the plate to the washing sink. He slaps his slave's butt playfully before he turns to the door "Well, taking a bath now, mine" Xcite! X3 Ass is spanked by Franziskus Ninetails.
Master's lil Sunshine yelps and then grins. “yes my master.”
Closet right door: Franziskus Ninetails opens his closet and thinks 'Oh my God, I have nothing to wear!'.
Master's lil Sunshine: do you require any help my master
Franziskus Ninetails: Hmm, no, I'm fine, my lil sunshine
Franziskus Ninetails: We should prepare for some travels to sell some good
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master
Franziskus Ninetails: We just need to find a busy place
Master's lil Sunshine stands straigh as he watches his master dress himself. he keeps his hands behind his back so not to impair his master's veiw of his property
Franziskus Ninetails rubs his chin "Hmmm, let me think... " - His thoughts get distracted by the view of his naked slave.  Franziskus Ninetails points to a new bruise on his boy's belly close to the scar "What do you have there, mine?"
Master's lil Sunshine looks down at where his master is pointing and bites his lip. "its a small burn my master, when i was frying your tabuk it spat at me and hit me on my belly.
Franziskus Ninetails nods understanding "You should put some salve on it"
Master's lil Sunshine: thank you my master,  this boy thanks you for your kindness: if i may i will go to the kitchen and do it now before i forget my master"
Franziskus Ninetails nods "Yes, go, my lil sunshine"
Master's lil Sunshine: thank you my master.”  Master's lil Sunshine goes to the medical and takes out a small jar of salve and uncorks it. Master's lil Sunshine: he smears a little on his belly. he then puts the cork back in and puts it back then goes back to find his master.
Franziskus Ninetails: Hmmm, I thought I got more cherry candies.. hmmmmm
Master's lil Sunshine: i haven’t taken any my master: maybe the young master's runaway took them with him
Franziskus Ninetails nods and fills the box with Ramberry Candies from a drawer in his desk "Well, got enough ramberry candies" Franziskus Ninetails tosses one of the remaining cherry candies to his boy
Master's lil Sunshine catches it with a bright smile and pops it into his mouth. "thank you my master" he says happily
Franziskus Ninetails: Get dressed warmly, my lil sunshine. We're first going to Tabor East. I want to see, if I can buy some more of that warm underwear to sell it in the North!"
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master. Master's lil Sunshine goes over to the chest where his master keeps his silks and he pulls out the winter underwear that his master bought for him. Master's lil Sunshine pulls on an old sweater that his master had discarded and some old pants. He ties some furs around his feet and then puts on his cloak. Hoping that it pleases his master he hurries off to find him.  Master's lil Sunshine pauses at the weapons locker and takes out his bow, boomerang and rock pouch. Strapping each in turn in place
Master's lil Sunshine: i am ready my master
Franziskus Ninetails smiles as his boy returns, clothed warmly:” Very well, my lil sunshine. I already put some stuff in the sled. I think we will take the snow sleen with us”
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master
Franziskus Ninetails looks for a moment at his boy and considers loudly "Hmmm, as long as you are injured, it's better I drive the sled"
Master's lil Sunshine nods, and climbs on board
Franziskus Ninetails smiles as they reach Tabor East really fast, getting better and better with driving the sleen
Master's lil Sunshine: as his master pulls up the sleen, river jumps out and grabs the harness quickly tying it securely Mast “now be good sooty, we won’t be long. No eating any stray boys."
Franziskus Ninetails commands the sailors to load the sled with all the goods and market-carts plus the snow-sleen on board of the ship
Master's lil Sunshine: i wonder what happened to the baker my master. i haven’t seen her in many days.
Franziskus Ninetails inspects the goods of the bakers woman, finding most empty and the pies wasting. He mumbles "Hmmm, yes... I wonder, where she's gone. I hope she's fine"
Master's lil Sunshine: you don't think that she has been taken by hammergaard do you
Franziskus Ninetails shakes his head "I hope not"
Master's lil Sunshine: i don't think i have ever met the seamstress my master
Franziskus Ninetails buys some sets of the warm underwear from the seamstress and places some coins for it on her desk
Franziskus Ninetails: Ah, you haven't met Lady Moonsie?
Master's lil Sunshine: no my master
Master's lil Sunshine tuts at how deep the snow is and wonders that the city boys do with their time.
Franziskus Ninetails turns as he hears steps and a voice behind him "Tal", he answers the greeting
Master's lil Sunshine looks to his master as a free comes up behind them.
Skeeve Portal: I don't think we have met. : I'm Skeeve, Green, and new to Tabor
Master's lil Sunshine: greetings master, " he says softly and takes a step back
Franziskus Ninetails tilts his head to the side and studies the man's face "No, I think we haven't yet. Well met, Skeeve. It's good to have another physician in the city. I'm Franziskus of Tidra, merchant in Tabor "
Skeeve Portal: Well met!
Franziskus Ninetails: This..." - He pats his slave's head on the hood "... is my first boy and lil sunshine River"
Skeeve Portal: Pleased to meet you as well, River!
Master's lil Sunshine: tal master healer, on behalf of my brothers i bid you welcome."
Skeeve Portal: Thank you! : Merchant, you say... perhaps you may have certain herbs available?
Franziskus Ninetails smiles, all merchant: "If you need medical supplies, Sir, I am your man! We have the finest herbs, powders and medicinal juices in whole Tabor! Collected and selected in the Tabor Mountains " Franziskus Ninetails turns to his boy "Go to the ship and search the crates with the herbs, my lil sunshine. I already packed them up for our travels, but the captain can wait!"
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master.”  Master's lil Sunshine hurries over to the ship to do his master's bidding. "master captain, my master has told me to collect a box from his goods, please would you direct me to them"
Skeeve Portal: I shall definitely want to purchase herbs occasionally. I tried bringing some live plants with me, but they did not handle the travel well.
Master's lil Sunshine goes down into the hold of the ship and searches through his master's packages and crates pulling out the relevant ones and carrying them one by one up to the market cart for easier viewing for the master
Franziskus Ninetails nods "We have herbs. They grow in Tabor Mountains and the slave of the Lord of the Mountains grinds them. And we have another healer to distill it to juices. But if you prefer to distill it yourself, that's fine"
Franziskus Ninetails scratches his head "Hmm, I think you need spirit then too?"
Skeeve Portal: Yes! It's nice to meet a merchant so well stocked! : In the small village I came from, the arrival of any merchant was cause for celebration
Master's lil Sunshine trudges through the snow, and places the goods on the cart before going back for more
Franziskus Ninetails shrugs "Well, I travel around the city and the rural places around it. And I buy here from the peasants and wintners and brewers"
Skeeve Portal: These giant bird statues.. I've seen several around the city. This is a local custom?
Master's lil Sunshine pulls out the market wagon as soon as he can get to it , placing it where his master is talking to the healer. Master's lil Sunshine: he then collects the crates that he already dug out of the ships hold
Franziskus Ninetails watches his boy for a moment quietly as he pulls the heavy cart off the ship again. Then at the healer's words he looks over to the bird "Ah, the vulos... Hmmm...."
Master's lil Sunshine: and places them on it for his master's inspection
Franziskus Ninetails: "I heard some slaves have built them. I'm not sure for what purpose"
Master's lil Sunshine: i think this is the last box my master.” Master's lil Sunshine places the final crate on the stall.
Skeeve Portal: Most intriguing.. but they do add an interesting look to the city. I'll admit surprise at finding one INSIDE the infirmary!
Franziskus Ninetails commands his boy "Put the flasks and bags on the cart, so the Healer can inspect them, my lil sunshine!", then nods to the physician "Aye, I have seen that too. It was... intriguing, as you said"
Master's lil Sunshine sighs a sigh of relief, he had been having nightmares since he had been ill that a giant vulo was chasing him to eat him. hearing that he hadn't hallucinated it made him feel strangly better.
Franziskus Ninetails points at the sign "Don't mind the prices on the sign. As a Healer in Tabor, I will make you a special offer"
Skeeve Portal looks over the items and makes his selections
Franziskus Ninetails: Brut vine and slave wine you can have really cheap. For some reason they don't sell too well in Tabor!" *scratches his head wondering, why that is so*"As you are new to Tabor and to show my good will, lets say, you get two for the price of one!"
Skeeve Portal: Every region seems to have it's favourite beverages. Ah, that is most kind!
 Master's lil Sunshine lowers his head and giggles ... surely his master had noticed the lack of slavegirls in tabor by now.
Franziskus Ninetails: Do you need spirit too?
Skeeve Portal: Yes, please!
Franziskus Ninetails looks to his boy "Did I pack some bottles of spirit, my lil sunshine? Or did I forget it in the stockhouse?"
Master's lil Sunshine: i think you packed some my master. i can go and look and see if you packed it in a different box my master” Master's lil Sunshine runs back to the ship and down into the hold once more, he searches through the packages and boxes until he finds the bota's of spirits. he pulls them out one by one, tucking them under his arms and carries them back to his master
Skeeve Portal: You do indeed carry good quality. The powders are very fresh!
Master's lil Sunshine places the bota's on the wagon for the healer's inspection. "i could only find six my master."
Skeeve Portal: I'll take all six! <smiles>
Franziskus Ninetails rubs his nose "Hmmm... normally it would be about 1 KT each, but I'll give the six to you for... hmmm... 3 KT? Is that fine with you?"
Skeeve Portal: wonderful! you are most kind
Master's lil Sunshine: master healer do you need a boy to carry your purchases to the infirmary for you?" river asks offering his assistance to the new tabor healer.
Franziskus Ninetails smiles and takes the coins from the Healer, then nods to his slave to pack the six bottles into a crate together with the other medical supplies
Skeeve Portal: At your convenience, thank you!
Master's lil Sunshine packs everything into one crate for the healer and lifts it up quite easily. He might be a small boy but his strength seemed to be as good as any other boy he had met
Skeeve Portal: I will not insult you by asking if you would sell River, but should you hear of a boy similar for sale, I would be willing to pay a reasonable finder's fee.
Master's lil Sunshine looks at his master slightly panicked as the master speaks of buying and tries to shrink into the background so not to bring more attention to himself.
Skeeve Portal notes River's panicked look "Don't worry, River. I can see in you master's eyes he would never sell you!!! "
Master's lil Sunshine looks to his master again, hoping that the healer is right. He feels confident that his master would not part with him but he was after all a merchant and if the right money was offered who could say for sure.
Skeeve Portal: Franziskus, I do apologize for discomforting River.
Franziskus Ninetails smiles while he inspects once again that all the goods are put into the crate as promised "Ha, I won't sell my lil sunshine. He's such a good boy; it will be hard to find another one pleasing like him. But I can keep my eyes and ears open”
Master's lil Sunshine takes a breath of relief and whispers. "shall i tote these wears to the infirmary my master?"
Skeeve Portal: Then I am already in your debt. Should you or yours need my services, I will give such as I can for free. But I should warn you... now that I know how low you "can" go on prices, I expect to have a good time negotiating in the future! <winks>
Franziskus Ninetails puts some extra herbs and juices into the crate as a surprise and welcome gift to the healer, knowing that at the cold season the health of the Taborians will be challenged.  Franziskus Ninetails points to his slaves belly "My boy had a surgery a few days ago. Maybe one day in close future you could take a look at it. I'm not so sure, if your.. colleagues did a good work"
Skeeve Portal: I will be happy to! Just let me know when.  What type of surgery?
Master's lil Sunshine stands holding the crate patiently waiting to be given permission to either put it down or take it to the healer's office
Skeeve Portal: <to River> And you! Put that down on the cart.
Franziskus Ninetails again scratches his head. "Appendix, they said. But it's a big scar they left." - As his boy has his hands full he reaches for his slave's top-part of the underwear and lifts it a bit to show his boy's belly
Master's lil Sunshine looks to his master for confirmation of the command by the healer
Skeeve Portal takes the load from the boy:  I'd like to see him no later than tomorrow, and he's on "light duty" until then,.
Franziskus Ninetails takes the crate from the hands off the healer who took it from the hands of his boy and places it on the cart, so the healer can take a look at the scar
Franziskus Ninetails nods "I restricted him already from his duties in the furs for a while..." and he adds with a grin "... though he's not pleased about that!"
Skeeve Portal: Actually, careful furring would be ok, but he should not be doing any heavy lifting or orher heavy work just het
Franziskus Ninetails: And told him to have his chain-brothers done the heavy work, but he just can't hold still.
Master's lil Sunshine blushes as his master reveals his strong slave heat but says nothing and looks down to the ground so not to show his master up.
Skeeve Portal: In fact, properly done (as in gently) furring can provide excellent relief from pain.
Master's lil Sunshine gives his master a "i told you so " look then looks away again.
Franziskus Ninetails chuckles and pats his boy's butt... a bit harder then just 'playful' "Ah, you heard it, my lil sunshine"
Skeeve Portal: and by gently, River, YOU must be very very still.
Master's lil Sunshine blinks and looks at his master thinking the torture that would be. he gulps at the thought and whispers ."yes master healer" in reply
Franziskus Ninetails rubs the back of his nose "Hmmm..... some ropes could guarantee that...."
Skeeve Portal pointedly stares at the sky
Master's lil Sunshine raises an eyebrow and thinks .. maybe not so bad then, then shakes the thought from his head.
Skeeve Portal takes a closer look at the healing incision
Franziskus Ninetails smiles "Thank you for your advice, Sir. I think I know what to do now"
Skeeve Portal: The cut was larger that the technique taught me, but it looks like the work was competently done. I'll want to remove the stitches in about another three days, IF he does not stress the wound further.
Franziskus Ninetails looks at his boy "Hmmm, well... maybe we should wait with the travels to the north then until your brothers are back, my lil sunshine? I'm sure the captain can wait a few hours"
Master's lil Sunshine hangs his head as he is indirectly scolded
Skeeve Portal: River. I know you are eager to prove your value, but if you do not properly take care of yourself while healing, you may cause damage that could kill you. Death would take you away from your master even more certainly than being sold. Do. You. Understand. Me????
Master's lil Sunshine whispers ."yes master healer"
Skeeve Portal: I'm not sure I heard you
Franziskus Ninetails frowns at his boy "Do you have a cold or sore throat, mine?"
Master's lil Sunshine: "yes master healer," river says louder looking at his master  “and no my master, i do not have a sore throat,"
Skeeve Portal: Good! I've yet to have a patient die on me, and if you are my first to do that, I'll hunt you down and kill you myself! <grins>
Master's lil Sunshine: thank you for asking about this boy's health my master"
Franziskus Ninetails smirks as his boy speaks louder "Ah, I thought because we could barely hear you"
Master's lil Sunshine looks up in total horror and gasps " i won’t master healer i promise."
Skeeve Portal: Good! You are too good a boy to be lost! <smiles>
Master's lil Sunshine: not actually getting the joke of what the healer had said.  “i try very hard master healer to make my master proud.”
Franziskus Ninetails as the physician is ready with the inspection pulls the top of the underwear over his slave's belly again
Master's lil Sunshine tucks the woollen underwear back into his pants
Skeeve Portal: Keep the incision clean and dry as it heals. Make sure any cloths used have been cleaned in boiling water, then allowed to cool in a clean place. Wounds heal better if kept properly clean
Franziskus Ninetails: Hmmm, how about sul-paga?
Skeeve Portal: As a beverage or as a cleaning agent?
Franziskus Ninetails: It's a nasty drink, but I normally use it to clean wounds
Master's lil Sunshine eyes widen knowing how much that stings.
Skeeve Portal: Fresh, clean water would be better.
Master's lil Sunshine lets out the breath he was holding
Skeeve Portal: The strongest spirits you have *could* be used, but they tend to sting. A lot!
Franziskus Ninetails: Hmmmmm... maybe safer too? Last time when my lil sunshine had splinters in his cock and I cleaned it with sul-paga, his chain-brother was drunk some ahn later for... strange reasons
Skeeve Portal: <laughs loudly> I have a feeling his chain-brother was helping with the washing.. a lot!
Franziskus Ninetails scratches his head "Or was that the day with the numbing salve and your brother couldn't talk for 2 days, my lil sunshine?"
Master's lil Sunshine: it was the salve my master,
Skeeve Portal: (( it's so nice to be with good rpers!!! )) ok couldn’t resist leaving this bit in.
Master's lil Sunshine: the paga i got whipped because Endy suggested that i drank the rest for pain.
Franziskus Ninetails nods "Ah, I remember now! It was YOU who was drunk, because your chain-brother convinced you to DRINK the sul-paga instead of using it to clean the wounds. Yes!"
Master's lil Sunshine hangs his head at the memory of the beating he got due to his brother.
Skeeve Portal: It has truly been a pleasure meeting you, but I must return to the city. I hope we meet again soon! Safe paths, both!
Franziskus Ninetails smirks "Well, the one paga-barrel in the kitchen is there for some reason!"
Master's lil Sunshine: groans
Franziskus Ninetails: Always a threat, if I find you ever drunk without permission, my lil sunshine. Franziskus Ninetails nods to the healer "Safe paths and thank you, Skeeve"
Master's lil Sunshine: you won’t my master, my word on it
Franziskus Ninetails: I will send the boy to you in the next days
Master's lil Sunshine: safe paths master,” ]  Master's lil Sunshine begins to pack up the boxes off the wagon, collecting all of his master's goods.
Franziskus Ninetails: Well, put all on the ship and tell the captain that we will pull anchor in the late hours. We will take your chain brothers with us"
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master.” Master's lil Sunshine pulls the loaded wagon to the ship and speaks softly to the captain who nods and orders his men to take the wagon back on board he then returns to his master. “ the captain says he can wait a few hours but if we miss the tide it will be tomorrow morning that we sail.”
Franziskus Ninetails nods, then suddenly remembers that they can't return with the sleen, as the beast is already loaded to the ship.  “Hmmmm... go and buy two or three fish for the sleen, my lil sunshine. We need a name for him, I think
Master's lil Sunshine: sooty my master
Franziskus Ninetails: sooty?
Master's lil Sunshine: i called him sooty: nods: because he is white.
Franziskus Ninetails nods though he doesn't understand it. I hope I can remember that name.  now go and get some fish for... Sooty .
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master
Calum shouts: Waves Tal!!
Master's lil Sunshine hurries over to the stores to see if they have some fish there
Franziskus Ninetails looks around as he thought he heard steps in the snow. He notices the boy Calum and waves back to him "Tal, Calum!"
Master's lil Sunshine smiles and waves. Master's lil Sunshine pays for three big fish and takes them back to the sleen and feeds him careful not to loose any fingers in the process
Franziskus Ninetails sniffs at the portions offered by Will Galuptra and grimaces
Franziskus Ninetails: Pah! some adulterated nasty wonder he can offer it so cheap!
Master's lil Sunshine listens to his master muttering under his breath used to his growls
Franziskus Ninetails: Well, I guess we need to take the ferry home, my lil sunshine
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master,  if it is running in this weather
Franziskus Ninetails: I heard they changed it to a sleigh but we can also walk on the ice or skate?
Master's lil Sunshine: aye
Franziskus Ninetails: oh... that reminds me to check the crates up there and tell one of your brothers, that the crates here have to be refilled
Master's lil Sunshine: yes my master i shall put a note on the board. Master's lil Sunshine runs to catch up with his master slipping and sliding as he crosses the ice
Franziskus Ninetails: Hmmm, the gingerbread is not selling as good as I thought only one of each sort... no candy canes at all. I was sure, the boys would ask their masters a lot to buy them candy canes
Master's lil Sunshine: aye but not all masters are as kind as you my master
Franziskus Ninetails: Ah, I have an idea, my lil sunshine
Master's lil Sunshine: what is that my master?
Franziskus Ninetails takes some ice-skates from the rack and puts them on his boots
Master's lil Sunshine grins getting the idea
Franziskus Ninetails: we can skate to the tropics at least to the fields
Master's lil Sunshine: aye my master
Franziskus Ninetails: have to check the markets there too
Here we were skating home.
Master's lil Sunshine takes off his skates as they get off the ice
Franziskus Ninetails as they reaches the corner of Tabor Tropics sits down to take the skates off
Franziskus Ninetails: Hmmm, the house looks good from here with the addition to the stable
Master's lil Sunshine: it does my master. Master's lil Sunshine shrugs off his cloak thankful to get rid of it now he is warm again. he also takes off his bow and boots. Master's lil Sunshine collects a plate of food for his master and brings in a hot black wine to warm him from their travels
Franziskus Ninetails takes his cloak off and puts it beside his pillow, then places the bow above it. He looks at the full plate "Is it already dinner time, my lil sunshine?"
Master's lil Sunshine: i thought that you might be hungry my master after skating so far. Master's lil Sunshine lifts the blackwine and offers it to his master, "to warm your insides my master. Just the way you like it with cream and two sugars "
Franziskus Ninetails smiles and takes the bowl from his boy "Thank you, my lil sunshine. Well, I could eat a bit meat and a sul and..." - he pokes with his fork into the brown thing "... whatever this is"
Franziskus Ninetails: Oh, it seems to be vulo, hm? Quite big
Master's lil Sunshine: it was a big bird my master
Franziskus Ninetails: Maybe I should consider a new position for myself.... Hmmm, I'm not a warrior... what else could I be but a merchant? Apply to the builder caste? Franziskus Ninetails grins at the imagination that he would rebuild whole Tabor.
Master’s lil Sunshine smiles, “they could do worse my Master.”