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Sarcantasy 009

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On the last episode of Sarcantasy: grendelkin.deviantart.com/art/…

"Daisy Greenleaf, huh?" Emma says as you introduce yourself with the name you just came up with. "That's interesting; sounds a little like a Wood Elf name. I thought you might... But hey, who am I to judge? My family name is 'Brightwell'. I was an adult before I found out that's the name of one of the moon goddesses!"

You walk and talk, steadily heading north...
(feel free to ask any questions you might have in the comments)
...when suddenly, Emma slips in a question that catches you unawares:
"So, Daisy. I know why I was in that tomb -- I was attending a lecture at the University of Kirchburg and someone clubbed me over the head while I was going into the bathroom during the intermission. Next thing I know, somebody's slapped a binding spell on me, stuffed me in this ridiculous getup and they're selling me and those three poor women to a Deadman as living sacrifices. I didn't see his face, but I'll remember his voice! If I ever get my hands on that bastard... 

But I digress. Like I said, I know why I was in that tomb, but what were you doing in there? That Deadman didn't know about you, or he would've set you up for that falling rock trap, like those poor sods and me. You're not kitted out for adventure, you don't look like an archaeologist or a necromancer, and you're not a Deadman because they stick together, the bastards.
So what brought you to that tomb, ticking off Crypt Golems and helping my humble self?"

You honestly have no idea. You woke up... and before that, everything is a blank. But should you tell Emma so?

You're still hesitating when Emma suddenly calls a stop. Staring ahead intently, she gestures at you to be quiet and follow her. You set Growling Lion down for a moment, tiptoe after Emma and peek around a tree.

In a small clearing ahead sits a man with coarse, black hair, reddish skin and small tusks. His clothes are simple and sturdy, apart from a splendid cloak of golden cloth. A longsword hangs from his belt. He is painstakingly setting up a snare trap, using a banana as bait.

"It's a Red Urken," Emma whispers. "No...? No. It's a Half-Urken. Something about that cloak... Can't quite recall..."

WHAT WILL YOU DO?
The Half-Urken seems to be all alone, and he's focused on assembling his trap. You could conceivably go around; you could attack him; you could try to approach him and start a dialogue; you could try something else.

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MichaelJohnMorris's avatar
MichaelJohnMorrisProfessional Digital Artist
This is engaging. :)
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GrendelkinHobbyist General Artist
Thank you. ^_^
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MichaelJohnMorrisProfessional Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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model88Hobbyist General Artist
Great adventures!
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GrendelkinHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^_^ Can I persuade you to join in? The voting is now open at Sarcantasy 010...
DonnellTheFox's avatar
I feel like Daisy is a trusting sort of person (maybe too trusting - maybe that's how she ended up in the tomb!)
Let's see if we can make a new friend!
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GrendelkinHobbyist General Artist
So, no questions for Emma at this time? ^_^
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HelenMcLaughlinArt Digital Artist
Ask Emma - what's a Half-Urken?
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GrendelkinHobbyist General Artist
"A Half-Urken is what you get when an Urken lies down with a Beast-folk, a Hume, an Irdling, a Malborn or maybe even a Yun to make a baby. Or if two Half-Urken have a baby, of course.
Half-Urken tend to have slightly higher than average STRENGTH, and slightly lower than average INTELLIGENCE, but they can learn to overcome their flaw... or they may refuse to and just focus on developing their advantage.
Half-Urken have no kingdoms of their own, but they do have a lot of villages in the Eastern Hills, and of course you find rather a lot of them wherever Urken and any of those other species I mentioned share territory or just live close together. Humes tend to drive them into ghettos and Yun usually kill them on sight, but Irdlings are usually welcoming to any Half-Urken who keep the peace. Malborn don't have any kingdoms of their own, either, so they take Half-Urken as they come. Half-Urken tend to move away from Beast-folk; there's dumb and then there is DUMB."
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HelenMcLaughlinArt Digital Artist
"Not necessarily a threat" was all I was after, Emma, but thank you.

I shall nickname her Emma the Bestiary. :P

I'm not sure what we would try talking to him about, really, it seems like he would be wary of us. Let's sneak by, we have equipment to pick up.
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GrendelkinHobbyist General Artist
"Alright. They are not necessarily a threat. And he has a banana going spare. " ;p
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