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Sarcantasy 010

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You decide to strike up a conversation with the Half-Urken. Maybe he could help you with a few things.

"Like food," Emma agrees. "Hrmph. Fine. We'll risk it. Let me fix my tail -- and remember, if he asks, I'm a Hume. We Malborn... we're not popular with everyone."

With Emma's tail disguised as a belt, you leave Growling Lion propped up against a tree so as not to appear threatning, step out into the open and approach the Half-Urken, who seems badly startled.
"Oh, my goodness!" he exclaims. "Wood Nymphs?!"

Emma barks a laugh. "If we are, we're badly overdressed."

You reassure the Half-Urken that you're not Nymphs of any kind. Just a couple of, uh, Humes who got into some trouble and could use a helping hand on your journey to a friend's home.
You introduce Emma and yourself.

"I - My name is Delar," the Half-Urken says.
(You can't help but notice that he is working very hard to maintain eye contact and not look at any other part of you.)
"I'd be happy to help! I have a spare blanket, a second waterskin and some extra rations at my camp, about half a mile away. If - if you like, you can have a look at the map I've been drawing. Maybe it'll help get to your friend faster."

"Hold on. You're drawing a map of the Lumberjackfree Forest?" Emma says. "If the High Elves catch you with that, they'll murder you, your whole family and everyone you've ever talked to - and their whole families!"

"I know, I know," Delar says, miserably. "But I needed one for my hunt! The creature is cunning, so I need to be methodical."

You ask what Delar is hunting.

"A shaved ape," the Half-Urken replies. "It'd been harassing the farms on the edge of the Lumberjackfree Forest for weeks, and the farmers hired me to catch it. I managed to drive it deeper into the forest, but as for catching it..."

Delar helplessly spreads his hands.
"I'm afraid I'm not a very good trapper," he admits.

Emma seems agitated.
"Great Carp, a shaved ape? Those things are super annoying! What's one of them doing all this way north?"

"Harassing dairy farms, apparently," Delar replies.

You're a little distracted; you have no idea what kind of beast they're talking about, but you remember hearing a monkey before. Maybe...?
Looking up and around, you find out what a shaved ape is. There's one swinging soundlessly on a vine, on a beeline to grab Emma!

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

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MichaelJohnMorrisProfessional Digital Artist
Cue the Tarzan yell. :D
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GrendelkinHobbyist General Artist
I was thinking more of... www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaXWy-…
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MichaelJohnMorrisProfessional Digital Artist
I can't remember how to spell the yell. XD
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HelenMcLaughlinArt Digital Artist
Get Emma the Bestiary out of the way, agreed. THEN look at helping Delar catch his shaved ape.
DonnellTheFox's avatar
"Emma, look out!!" 
We should tackle Emma out of the way :)

("shaved ape" ?! Sounds like a Hume to me!)
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GrendelkinHobbyist General Artist
There are some resemblances, give or take a tail. ;p
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model88Hobbyist General Artist
I will mercilessly welcome the shaved ape.

If it were me specifically, I might also call in a lifeline (Chenelle, Lily, Jynx and Blossom, or some one of my pixie friends...)
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GrendelkinHobbyist General Artist
Sooo you want to attack? ^_^
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model88Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. But I will so mercilessly welcome then they would prefer being attacked. Think of the frendliest dog you know. So friendly it is almost annoying. And disarming. Then everyone is friendly and happiness reigns. 🧚‍♀️
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GrendelkinHobbyist General Artist
Alrighty then. ^_^ I can work with that.
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