Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Busy business

We hadn't used our earth-parcel much in the last months except for the building-plattform. Somehow the house felt too big and I couldn't get into the mood to furnish and decorate it. Now things changed! We got a smaller main house, Juz & Joshie got a tiki over the waves, and Endy finally moved in with us with his own house, all matching together (same creator: Bee Caudron, who really does a good work in tiki-/beach-houses).

So now the main house is furnished and decorated, and I also changed the garden behind the house.... And now we all like it so much that we don't want to leave (for our Gorean house) at all!

Here are just some quick snapshots:

Talking of Gorean houses: The Merchant house without basement is ready and on marketplace! Though marketplace sucks a bit... only because of the word "Gorean" in the description, it automatically sets it to "mature" content. Strange, strange, strange!

Well, planning on my own lil shop anyways, so that potential customers can rezz the builds on a platform to take a look at it. Not that I would have to sell yet soooo much (silly me is always giving his stuff away for FREE! dang!)

Monday, April 25, 2011

The branding

I edited the RP-chatlog on saturday of branding my boys River & Endy. I think it's nicer to read this way, easier then just a chat-log, though it took me some hours to put it in the right form. I hope you enjoy it:

That afternoon Franziskus, the merchant of Kalana Fjord, commanded his boy Endy "Come with me!". He led the slave to the storage hall in the basement and pointed to the brazier. "Grab that and come!"
"Yes, my Master", the boy answered and moaned softly as he picked up the heavy brazier of iron, filled with coals. Franziskus Ninetails looked at the brazier then at his boy, wondering if he'd be strong enough to carry it. He nodded content as his boy carried the brazier, slowly though, but anyways.
The merchant led his slave through the village of Kalana Fjord to the far corner with the stone-circle. His slave paused several times for breath as they walk to the other side of the village, but finally managed it to follow his Master.
As they reached the stone-circle, Franzi pointed to the ground at his feet. "Hmmmmmmm, yes! Put it here, mine!"
Endy sighed happily to put down the brazier. "Y..yes... M... my Master"
"Now go and fire the coals, my lil moonbeam!". Franziskus waited for his slave to burn a fire in the brazier to heat up the coals. Endy took the firelighter ((yes, they exist in Gor!)), and set the paper at the base of the coals alight.
As the fire was burning, the Master took two irons from his belt and put their ends between the coals. "Keep this fire hot for the next hours, my lil moonbeam, so the coals are glowing nicely."
"Yes, my Master. You are wanting an outdoor roast, my Master?"
Franziskus nodded and grinned: "Yes... kind of! Roasting yummy meat!"
Endy smiled "You need me to go to the butcher, my Master?"
"No, just care for the fire, mine"
"Yes, my Master"
Franziskus hugged his boy before he left to return to the house "I will be back later, my lil moonbeam"
"Yes, my Master. Don't forget the meat, my Master"
The merchant grinned even brighter and answered "I won't!", before he turned to return to their house.

The slave started to fan the fire to keep it burning hot the next hours. Too deep in concentration - or just too lost in thoughts - he didn't notice the first boy of the village - Misha - sneaking up behind him. He jumped. "Greetings, brother"
"Tal, brother", answered the red haired slave. "It is a nice cool spot here with you fanning!", he teased Endy, jumping on the altar in the center of the stone-circle. Behind him his sister in chains - Mynx - appeared and with a bright grin on his face he greeted her "Tal, my sister"
"Offering yourself to the gods, brother?", Mynx asked teasing him.
"No, just my butt."
"I am sure, Odin will appreciate it, Misha!", Endy commented with a grin.

The three slaves continued a while teasing and goofing around until the first boy of Kalana Fjord had to leave. "My chores are waiting for me!", said he and jumped off the altar, waving at the other two slaves as he ran to his Master's house.
After he was gone, the bond turned to Endy: "Going to stay there all day brother?"
"Until my Master comes back, Mynx. He told me to keep the fire very hot."
Mynx looked at the fire "I have a feeling its going to end in some pain."
Endy looked puzzled back to her. "No, I think our Master just wants to do some roasting outdoors."
"I dont think so...", said the bond, giving him a strange look.
Endy looked back at her curiously "How do you mean? Why else would he need the hot fire?"
Instead of an answer Mynx looked inside the brazier for some kind of sticks or iron rods.
The thrall - following her gaze to the irons in the brazier - pointed at them "Well, he needs somthing to stop the meat falling into the flames."
"This is too small for meat... and you’re only in a loincloth....", she answered with hestitation.
Endy looked down at himself, not really understanding the bond's point as he was often in loincloths... or less. He returned his glance to the obviously mad slavegirl "umm... you sure you are ok?"
Mynx turned to him and walked behind him. She looked at his butt and gave it a light pat on his bottom. "I think the meat is here", she said with a grin on her face.
Endy gasped: "You think my Master has turned cannibal?"
Mynx gigled as she leaned over him and gave him a hug "No.. but i think something nice and hot will go on your ass"
Endy looked at her puzzled, trying to figure out why she thought eating outside will get him opened.
Mynx shook her head: "Even if I dont have one but I’ve seen the other boys get them." She motioned to the rods inside the fire and continued: "I think your master plans on giving ya a brand!". She shrugged: "Your master be disrespecting mine if he meant to cook inside here!"
Endy answered with a relieved smile: "I have a brand, sister!" and motioned with his chin towards his chest, where the mark of the kef - the Gorean sign for 'kajirus' or 'kajira'- was to be seen. Then referring to the bond's note he asked: "Why you think he would not invite your Master?"
Mynx looked to his chest "But most get branded on their bottom as well brother..", which was true. Most Gorean Masters enjoyed to touch their slaves' brandings when they make love to them. That's the reason why most slavegirls wear are brand on their left thigh whereas slaveboys are branded on their right buttock.
She wrinkled her nose at the thought of a barbeque in the stonecircle "Not inside theses rocks... these are sacred area... only used for ceremonies... I doubt your master plans on disrespecting mine!"
Endy smiled "Ah, perhaps a sacrifice to Odin then!"
Mynx shrugged again. "Whatever you want to think, brother! But I doubt it..."
Endy rolled his eyes. "Well, I am sure, you can think what you want to think... "
Mynx shook her head "Well... I'll be telling you 'told you so!' soon. I am sure."
Endy suddenly getting an idea smiled. "Perhaps my brother?! He has no Kef!"
Mynx shook her head again. "I don't think so!"
"But.... my Master did say he wanted some 'yummy meat'!"
Mynx looked toward the docks then over his body a bit. "Well, aren't you yummy meat?"
Endy blushed. "I don’t think so, Mynx. I have not even been able to incite my Master's lusts enough for him to open me."
Mynx winked at him "Oh, I am sure that will change soon."
Endy shrugged "From your mouth to Odins ear, sister!"
The bond smiled and sticked her tongue out. "I think I know what I am talking about... been around you boys long enough and survived". With a big grin she took a few steps back. "I need to go on some fishing!"
"Have you tried the beach, there is good fishing on the pier, I believe"
"Yes, but thats small game. I am looking for something differnt to cook for Jarl"
The slaveboy nodded, thinking from the size of her Jarl that it would need to be huge as he is such a giant. "There is good fishing on our docks I think, there was even a shark the other day!", he suggested, then added "umm.... not that I think you should try to land the shark."
The girl giggled "hehe... Well, I'll be watchful!"
She winked at him and turned. Waving to him she shouted over her shoulder:"Take care, Endy! And hope your ass wont hurt to much tonight!"
Endy blushed and shouted a "Serve with fire!" as she left to the waters for fishing.
The sun already close to the horizon, the slave - alone again only with the crackle of the coals - continued fanning air to the fire, waiting for his Master's return.

Hours later Franziskus returned from his house, some cuffs and chains hanging from his belt. He smiled at his boy "I'm back, mine!". He looked at the glowing coals and nodded. "Hmmm, I think you can take a break now."
The slave had kept his eyes closed, his arms sore from hours of fanning, but he had his Master's instructions and tried not to scream from the pain in his arms. He jumped as he suddenly heard his Master's voice behind him and opened his eyes.
His Master tossed half of the cuffs from his belt on the ground to Endy's knees. "Put these on, my lil moonbeam!", he commanded.
Endy slowly lowered the fan to the floor, and put the cuffs on his wrists and ankles without questioning.
Franziskus while his slave was going to put on the cuffs reached into his pouch and pulled some dried and salted bosk-meat out of it. He tossed it into his slave's lap: "Brought you something to eat too"
The thrall smiled gratefully at his Master and chewed the meat hungrily as he continued fastening the cuffs. "Thank you, my Master"
Franz took an edge of his cloak to protect his hand as he pulled one of the hot irons out of the glowing coals, inspecting the glowing tip of the iron.
Endy rubbed his arms slightly to increase the blood flow while he commented: "Mynx was being very silly! She thought that you were going to brand me instead of cooking something." He chuckled at the girl's sillyness, then quickly finished the last of the dried bosk. "You brought bosk meat to roast, my Master?", he asked hopefully.
The merchant looked up from the iron and grinned. "Mynx was here?"
Endy smiled at his Master "Misha was here and Mynx wandered over on her way to fish."
Franz's grin turned into a mystical smile and he returned his attention to the iron, recognizing it almost had the right color. Finally he pushed it back into the glowing coals and shook his head "That girl! Always fishing!!! Who's going to EAT that much fish?", he asked with a laughter.
Endy winced "Oh... you brought fish instead of bosk?", he asked less hopefully not being so fond of fish and not being able to see any large meat carried by his Master.
"Hmmm, maybe we can roast some fish... afterwards..."
"Meat and fish, my Master?"
"Aye, why not?"
Franz turned towards the docks looking in the direction of his house and mumbled "I wonder, where your chainbrother is so long..."
"I do not know, my Master."
After a moment of silence the slave giggled: "It would be more likely you would brand my brother, he still has no kef."
Franz with his gaze still towards his house as if he expected his first boy coming around the corner any ihn mumbled distracted "I'm not branding a kef"
Endy looked up blushing "I am sorry, my Master, I must need to clean my ears, I did not hear you"
"I said... I'm not branding... your brother... a kef..."
"Yes, I knew Mynx could not be right", he answered with a relieved smile, then sniggered. "Silly girl, thinking you were branding us!"
Franz ignoring his slave's assumptions turned his glance from the horizon back to his slave. "Well, go and look if your brother is back now. If so, bring him here too!"
"Yes, my Master", the slave answered obediently and took some paces back in respect before he turned to run towards the harbor.
Franz reached for the bota at his belt and shouted after him "Endy?!"
Quickly the slave turned and ran back to his Master, heavy panting. "Yes, my Master?"
Franz tossed his bota to his boy "And when you're at the house, fill this with paga!"
Endy smiled at the thought that his Master must want a drink with the roast bosk. "Yes, my Master", he answered as he caught the bota in the air. He turned and ran to the harbor again.

As the slave reached the house he found his chainbrother returned from his chores.
"Where is our master?", the first boy asked immediately.
"He is getting a meal ready for us I think. Come with me, my brother", Endy answered.
"A meal?"
"Yes, my brother, I believe so"
"Why would our master make us a meal?", River asked and looked at his chainbrother in confusion. But Endy just shrugged.
In silence the two slaves wandered back to the sacred stonecircle, where they saw their Master still standing at the brazier. Endy smiled and pointed from some distance "See, my brother? He has the fire all ready for roasting the meat"

The merchant heard the voices and looked up. He smiled as his first boy approached finally "Ah, there you are finally, my lil sunshine!"
River looked around in confusion, not seeing any meat. He fell to his knees before his Master and lowered his head. "Forgive me, my master, my chores took longer than I expected."
Endy knelt beside his chainbrother and held out the bota to his Master. "My Master, your Paga as requested"
Franziskus nodded to River, then took the bota from Endy's hands. He opened it and sniffed at it, nodding content. Then he reached the bota to his first boy "Got something to celebrate today, so drink, my lil sunshine! Take a deep sip!"
River gulped and looked at the bota remembering the last time he tasted paga. With trepidation he reached for the bota and took a small sip.
His Master smiled at small sip his boy was taking. His memory turning back to the day when his slave drank paga without permission and he had to punish him. But this time he commanded him in a warm voice: "More!"
The fluid burned down the slave's throat. He whimpered as his master commanded more. Taking a deep breath River set the bota to his lips again and took a bigger slug of the firey liquid. He coughed and choked as it burned down his throat again.
Their Master reached for the second pair of cuffs at his belt and tossed it between his first boy's spread legs "Reach the bota to your brother and put these on your wrists and ankles!", he commanded with a soft voice.
River looked to his brother nervously and handed him the bota. Endy took the bota from his brother and held it uncertainly in his hands whilst his brother put on the cuffs. Franziskus smiled warmly to his other boy. "Drink too, my lil moonbeam. Today you have my permission"
The Jarl watched his two boys... River picking up the cuffs and locking them on to his ankles. His first boy looked up to him "Behind my back, my master, or in front?"
"Only around your wrists and ankles. No need to link them together"
Endy in the meantime thanked his Master and gulped deeply from the bota, having not been able to quench his thirst whilst fanning for so long. After two gulps he stopped, not wanting to get drunk having so little liquid in his system to counteract the paga. But his Master nodded at him and encouraged him "More!"
The slave looked at the brazier curiously, still not understanding where the meat is coming from, and wondering if the other Free are coming to bring some. At his Master's command he carefully took another gulp of the paga, hiccuping slightly afterwards.
As River, the first boy, finally clipped the cuffs to his ankles and wrists, he put his hands behind his back, kneeling before his Master in the slaveposition of bracelets. But his head not lowered, looking up instead at his Master with trust, but not understanding why he and his brother were to drink paga especially when before it was forbidden to them.
As Endy finished drinking, their Master held his hand out "Now give it back to me!"
"Yes, my Master", Endy answered handing the almost empty bota back to his Master.
Franzi took it and corked it again, then attached it back to his belt. He turned away from his slaves and walked over to the bench.. a wooden rack he had placed there the day before. He took his cloak off, folded it and placed it on the rack like a cushion. Then he turned back to his boys "Come over here, mine!"

At their Master's command River moved quickly to his Master's side and fixed his eyes on the device that was sitting on the stone ring, not remembering seeing it before. His Master pat with his flat hand on the leathered - and now padded with his cloak - rack. "My lil sunshine? Lay down here on your belly!"
Panic started to rise in the boy. He shot a quizzically, confused glance to his slavebrother, but then quickly obeyed his Master's command. Endy watched confused as this didn't round like a roaster meal after all.
[Bunny spots movement ahead she grins wickedly darts behind a huge rock and watches, her fingers slip around her back pulling bow.] *)
Franziskus took the chains attached to the bench and clipped them into his first boy's cuffs. Then turned to the other end and ... hestitated as he thought he heard something in the bushes in some distance. He looked at his boys and then back to the green brush. "Hmmm... did you hear something?". For a while he looked around but saw or heard nothing anymore. Finally he shrugged and clipped the chain into the cuffs at his first boy's ankles. He checked the chains and tightened them even closer so his boy was almost unable to move. Finally he took a ring attached to the bench and pulled it around his first boy's hips, so the slave's butt and hips were tied into a tight grip of iron.
Secured to the rack like this, River looked up at his master. His thoughts racing, frantically cerebrating what he might have done wrong, that he might be punished. His brother, too, looked worried, wanting to reassure his brother, but suddenly had a bad idea about what the Master meant by 'meat'.
"My ... my master?", River asked in panic. His eyes drifted over to the brazier and for the first time he saw the irons protruding out of it. His eyes widened.
Franzi smiled down to his first boy. "It will only hurt a few ihn, my lil sunshine", he said and gently caressed his slave's butt before he turns to the brazier, commanding his other boy "Come here, my lil moonbeam, and hold your brother's butt. But hold him tight!"
Endy gulped "Yes, my Master". He whispered to his brother "Sorry, my brother"
Reaching for one of the irons and pulling it out from the glowing coals, Franziskus lifted it to his eyeheight and nodded content as he saw, that it had the right color - a glowing white. He returned with the glowing iron to his first boy.
River turned his glance away from the iron and whimpered to his slavebrother, who held him tight: "Brother...."
Endy gulped and held his brother even tighter. "Breath, my brother, it will be over soon...", and didn't add his thought of '... I hope!'
The Master came closer. The glowing iron bright in the beginning darkness of the northern early nights. With a warm soothing voice he told his first boy: "It is time that you wear my mark, my lil sunshine. You should wear it with pride!"
River shook at his Master's words, torn between the wish of wanting his Master's mark and terrified of the pain.
"You are allowed to scream, my lil sunshine!"
River head spinning from the paga, his heart racing as he felt his master come behind him. The heat from the iron close but not touching his skin ... yet. "Th.... thank you... my master", he whimpered. His brother whimpering, too, tried to hold the first boy in chain in place, not wanting the brand to blur and spoil on his brothers skin.
Franziskus took a deep breath, glad his hand was not shaking. He aimed at his boy's right buttock. The iron came closer and closer... River closed his eyes, frightened at what is going to happen... Then the iron was pushed forward on the slave's skin. The boy's terrible scream cut the night. "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........................."
Franziskus holding his breath to not blur the mark pressed the iron into his slave's skin and counted in his mind "... 1.... 2......3....." .... The smell of burning skin teased his nostrils. Endy tried not to look, but heard the skin sizzling under the brand.. trying to keep his brother firm in place to keep the brand mark perfect... River screamed and screamed as the iron burned into his buttock, biting deeply into his flesh for three endless ihns... the smell of his own burning flesh filling his nostrils. Then the iron was pulled back and the slaved screamed again.... "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh..................."

 Franziskus breathed again. He stepped closer and waited for the branding to clear a bit... nervously... hoping that it marked his first boy in a perfect shape. He took the bota with his free hand, decorked it with his teeth and poured some of the liquid over the branding to desinfy it, then looked again closely, leaning forward.. He beamed as slowly the contures appeared, and mumbled "Perfect!"
River whimpered softly as he tried to be brave. He wiped his eyes on his arm and cried out again as the paga renewed the burning. His brother stroked his hair lovingly, whispering "Well done, my brave brother!"
The Master after giving his first boy an ehn to breath, finally commanded his other boy: "Release your brother now, my lil moonbeam". He turned to put the iron back into the brazier.
"Yes, my Master", Endy answered relieved that the branding is over, and started to release his brother from the chains.
River waited for his brother to release him... confused with emotion... though in pain but.... somehow proud that his Master at last deemed fit to mark him as His. Endy, releasing him from the cuffs and the ring, whispered in his ear "So proud of you, my brother, I could not have done that!"
As River finally was released from the chains he fell to his knees before his Master. The Master smiled down to his first boy and pulled him closer at the collar, allowing his boy to hug his legs. His fingers gently caressed his boy's hair "Now you are wearing my mark and you are totally mine, forever and ever, my lil sunshine", he said with a soft and loving voice.
River burried his face into his Master's crotch, his tears seeping into his Master's pants. He heard his Master's words and nuzzled deeply. "I love you, my Master", he whispered. "Thank you for finding this one worthy "
Endy smiled and wiped a tear from his eyes at the love their Master had for the first boy in chain. He quickly fanned his eyes before his brother saw his tears and thought he'd be soft. He crawled a big closer, sneaked behind his brother to see the brand mark, and smiled when he caught a glimpse of it.
Franziskus Ninetails finally ruffled his first boy's hair to release him from the hug. "The pain will be gone in a few days. And then a nice mark will decorate your butt"
River wiped the wet from his eyes as his Master gently pushed him away, into the hug of Endy, who whisperd "Well done, my brother".

Franzi granted the slaves a short moment. Finally Endy looked up to their Master with a smile: "Well, shall I leave the brazier to cool and collect it in the morning, my Master?"
"There's a second iron in the fire, my lil moonbeam.", his Master answered with a smile. He pointed to the rack "Take your loincloth off and lay there, my lil moonbeam!"
River looked to his brother with pity but nods at him to be brave, "It's not so bad.", he lies in a whisper.
Endy blushed "Umm... I am not worthy, Master, I still make so many mistakes in my chores, and forget to call you 'my' Master", he claimed, hoping to get away from the pain of branding.
But Franziskus commanded his first boy "Tie your brother down well, my lil sunshine!", and went over to the brazier. At Endy's pleading he lifted his eyebrows and turned to him "Oh, are you trying to tell me, that you need a punishment branding also?"
River got to his feet and limped as he moved to his brother. He took Endy's hand and whispered softly "Don't argue, my brother, you will just get punished". But Endy pulled by his brother to the rack gulped at their Master's words "p..p... punishment branding, my Master?"
River pulled heavier at his brother's hand, afraid Endy would talk himself only deeper in trouble "Come... brother..... please..."
The merchant smirked and turned to his first boy "River? When you tied your brother down, run to the taverne and ask the taverne-keeper if he still got an punishment-iron from his time as blacksmith!"
River gulped "Yes, my master"
Endy pulled against his brother's hand, not wanting to be hurt, resistant to follow him to the rack.
"Come, Endy, now... before it gets worse!", River begged his brother, trying to pull him to the rack.
The Master watched the resistance of his other boy with an evil grin on his face. "It seems your brother wants TWO new brandings!", he said to River. Then turned to Endy: "Right, my lil moonbeam?"
Endy whimpered "Master, please I....." and as he heard his Master's threats finally lowered his head, gave up his resistance and obeyed, letting River lead and tie him to the rack.
River locked his brother down tightly knowing how improtant it is that he not moved.
Franziskus continued still grinning "Or are you content with ONE mark, my lil moonbeam?"
Endy unable to think of anything else to say that will not result in the second branding just answered: "Yes, my Master." And after a short thought he admited the truth: "I want to be marked as yours, my Master". He bit his lips to avoid adding "...despite the pain" in case his Master punished him with the second branding.
As he was tied down and secured by his brother, Endy tried to keep still, but panic and the cold fog, that arrived, caused him to shiver against his bindings.
Franziskus pulled the second iron out of the brazier and checked it's color. He nodded satisfied and returned to his boys, commanding River "Hold your brother tight as he held you, my lil sunshine!"
River soothed his hair and whispered "Be brave, my brother", before he finally pinned him down on the rack with a firm grip. His brother thought back to the day he was branded in Etihad and how the outlaws had got him drunk and spread eagled. He knew that at least this is done in care and whispered back to his brother: "I will try not to fight against you, my brother"
Franzi smiled for a moment as he caught a glimpse at his first boy's butt with the fresh mark on it. The rims still red and bruised, but already clear, that it will become a beautiful mark decorating his slave's buttocks. Then he took a deep breath again to hold his hand still as he aimed at Endy's butt, mumbling "You may scream, my lil moonbeam".
Endy winced, remembering the pain from his first branding on his chest: "Thank you, my Master"
The Master lifted the iron, the hot tip came closer and closer to his boy's buttock..... he pushed the tip of the hot, glowing iron into his slave's skin and counted the ihns in his mind "...1....2.....3...."

"YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" cut the slave's scream through the night. He bit his lip, breaking the skin as every cell in his body tried to tell him to run.. but desperately trying not to struggle against his brother in case it smudged the mark.
Finally the Master pulled the iron off and reached for his bota again. Like before he decorked it and poured the remains of the liquid over his boy's butt. Nervously waiting to see, if it was a nice shape like on his other boy's butt.
Endy whimpered as the iron was removed, the burning of the iron over, but the internal burning of the damaged cells made him only too aware whom he belonged to. His brother losened his grip and started to stroke his hair, knowing too well how much it hurt.
Franziskus smiled content as he saw the mark clearer. He pat his boy's other buttock "Perfect too, my lil moonbeam!"
"T... t... thank you... my... Master", was all the boy could answer.
"Release your brother now, my lil sunshine!", the Jarl commanded while he put the branding iron back into the brazier.
"Yes, my master," River answered softly. "You were very brave, my brother," he whispered to his chainbrother as he released him from the rack.

As both boys knelt before Him, their faces lifted up to Him, loving and proud in spite of the pain He caused them, a deep warm feeling of love and pride filled His heart. He smiled down to Endy "Come here, my lil moonbeam!", he said and pulled his boy close, ruffling the soft hair, as his slave hugged his Master's leg and burried his face in his crotch.
"You were both very brave, mine! And your marks are unique on whole Gor!"
River, who felt not very brave, but very proud, looked up: "Unique, my master?"
Endy instead, his face still in his Master's crotch, glad that the Master's trousers will absorb his tears before his Master can see, whispers "Thank you, our Master".
River cocked his head to one side, surprised as he thought all thralls were branded the same.
Franziskus gently releasing his freshly branded slave from the hug, explained: "Only my slaves have this brand. It's custom-made by Sean after my sketches." [Actually it was made by Teleny, my bestie. Thank you again, dear!]

"We are deeply honoured, my Master", answered River.
Endy whispered to River "I only caught a glimpse of yours, but it is very beautiful my brother... welll... it will be when your body recovers"
Franziskus pat Endy's hair and pulled both boys closer to his feet again, gently stroking their hair. "Swim a lot in the ocean the next days, my boys. The saltwater will help healing it"
"Yes, my Master", both slaves answered unisone.
After a last ruffling of his boys' hair, Franzi pointed to the rack "Now take that to the house. The brazier you can get tomorrow when it cooled down.". He grabbed his cloak from the rack and tied it around his shoulders.
River took one end of the rack and waited for his brother to take the other. He moaned softly as his buttock contracted, making the brand burn anew, but said nothing and hid it best he could. Endy took the other end of the bench, his arms still felt like jelly from fanning for so long. He mumbled a quick prayer that he will not drop their Master's property. Together they hoisted up the rack and carried it home.
Franziskus led the way to the house. He walked slowly as his slaves were carrying the rack behind him. A proud and content smile on his face, a happy tune on his lips....


*) This attack of a silly panther from our own SIM without any reason or sense, pissed us off for a while. At least she had the decency to leave after Endy asked her nicely, that she shouldn't attack with no reason in an ongoing RP, but of course she bitched a while in IMs. Threatened to complain to the SIM-owner of the NEIGHBOR-SIM (I couldn't care less!) and other bullshit. Well, she' made it to a collective no-RP-list. Congrats!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Merchant's House

Sold some stuff on marketplace this week and didn't hear any complains (yet), so I think it's doing well. --- Soooooo... many people said how much they like our house in Kalana Fjord and were they could buy it too; they were quite surprised, as I told them, I built it myself. Now I made a version of it for friends of mine and as I was about that I thought "Well, why not sell it on marketplace". So here it is:


P.S.: Will add another version without the basement soon!

P.P.S:: Price is atm down to 999 L$

P.P.P.S.: Marketplace continues to categorize it as "Moderate" instead of "General". When I want to change it, it says "Successfully updated, but the text in the keywords field forced a change in the maturity level". That's strange, as the keywords are: "Gor, Gorean, Keller, cellar, basement, medieval, Torvaldsland, Torvie, Viking, house, merchant, home," - Now WTF in these words justifies a change in the maturity level???

Friday, April 15, 2011

The plants, the rain and the travel to Thentis - the end?

My boys River and Endy both posted articles in their blogs relevant for the storyline/RP. But unfortunately at the moment we do not know if it will continue at all....

The plans were these: River without me paying attention planted a poisonous plant in his herb-garden. A bit Little shop of Horrors Audrey... As he finally recognized it's poisonous effect, it was too late. The plant - in a new climate without it's natural enemies - started to spread. Each day it doubled... so, first day 2, next day 4, next day 8, then 16, 32.... Soon it would have spread all over the village and people would have had to work together to kill the plants...

The other storyline would have been a bit similar, as we always waited for that big rain. - Got a weather-system so I could have let it rain for a day or two. The rain filling the canals, chasing the urts (rats) out of the canals so they ran around everywhere. --- Got nice rats for that which you can shoot and kill. --- I think it would have been fun, when the whole SIM was chasing and hunting rats/urts.

The main storyline was the stealing and smuggling of black wine beans from the City of Thentis, which was prepared with scouts and all. I also asked the thieves for help in stealing those.

But, well... shouldn't have been, I guess. There was some drama last night. I don't know whom to "blame" and I don't want to write about it here, at least not as long as I don't know more. However, I think for now we will just stick to ourselves and our own RP and ignore the group as well as they ignore us.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A lesson in Gorean currency

I think it's time to bore you a bit  with Gorean currency, as many RPers don't have an idea about what they are talking off and even the lowest caste people throw around Gold Tarns like pennies.
Sooo, let's see.... In Gor there are Copper Tarsk Bits, Copper Tarsks, Silver Tarsks, Gold Tarns and Double Gold Tarns.

8 Copper Tarsk bits = 1 Copper Tarsk
100 Copper Tarsk = 1 Silver Tarsk
10 Silver Tarsk = 1 Gold Tarn
2 Gold Tarn = 1 double Gold Tarn

According to Luther's Scrolls the relation to nowadays would be:
1 Tarsk bit = $2.50 USD
1 copper Tarsk = 8 Tarsk Bits = $20 USD
1 Silver Tarsk = 100 Copper Tarsks = $2000 USD
1 gold Tarn = 10 Silver Tarsks = $20000 USD
1 double gold Tarn = 2 gold Tarns = $ 40000 USD

I don't fully agree to that, but at least it gives you an imagination. In "Assassins of Gor" Tarl Cabot aka Kuruus got 20 double Gold Tarns for a kill. It is mentioned, that 1 double gold tarn would be as much as a lower caste worker earns the whole year. So, if we look at an average income of a lowclass worker, 1 double gold tarn would be about 20.000-25.000 U$, I think.
It's also mentioned, that you'd get a good meal and drinks in a taverne for about 3-5 Copper Tarsks. Soooo... that would be in a middle-class diner something between 10-20 U$ for a meal including drinks? (I have to admit I'm not so familiar with americen prices). So, if 20 U$ = 5 CT, then 1 Gold Tarn = 10 Silver Tarsk = 1.000 Copper Tarsks = 1.000 : 5 x 20  = 4000 U$.

I think the biggest problem is, that John Norman as usual isn't consequent and logical, and he seems never to remember what he wrote in a book before or even some pages before... Like the price for a several day sea-passage would be the same (1 Silver Tarsk) as the price for the ferry to cross the Laurius River? And two boys in Tor get just for dragging in customers  to a taverne 1 Copper Tarsk, while in another book it is mentioned, that a low caste worker earns maybe 1-3 copper tarsks per day? And you pay for a coin girl (= a street hooker gslave) only a copper bit. So, the boys earn for 1 customer 1 copper tarsk, can go and fuck 8-10 coin girls, which come back to their Master with maybe 1-2 copper tarsks per day, who pays then about 5 copper tarks to feed them, not talking of the price he might have paid for the purchase? It's just not logical. Gor can't exist, cause it's economy would have gone down centuries ago. So can someone with more brain (and talent!) please re-write the books? Thanks!

However, you can assume something between 10.000 and 20.000 U$ for a Gold Tarsk. And you see: To demand 20 Gold Tarns for a barrel of Black Wine Beans (200.000-400.000 U$!!!!) is a fortune. No wonder we have to find a way to steal it! :-)

[And on a side-note: Black Wine is expensive on Gor. A cup costs about 1 Silver Tarsk and only highest castes could afford it. A simple taverne wouldn't have it. And  that's why we started the RP about it. To have enough black wine for my addiction... and some slaves I know.  *winks to  Misha*]


Now another problem is the goods in the GM-system. We try to encourage the trading with those goods, encourage people to really pay coins (from the GM! Of course not L$!!!)  in a taverne instead of just RP. To pay for the use of bathslaves. To pay for goods and to pay for services. To use the trading system instead of only hiding your GM server as good as possible and store as much as you can in it.
The idea of the RP goods in the GM-Hud is fine and in the new version there's even a coin/currency system in it, which looks like this:

Copper Tarsk         10 coins
Silver Tarsk        1000 coins
Gold Tarn         10.000 coins

Now that would be consequent, if 1 coin would be equal 1 copper tarsk bit. BUT there's in no way any relation to the goods in there! The creators really, really, really should start to think about it. But I doubt they will. They just change the goods and their worth now and then without any warning and without any information, like happened these days again. It's a shame! But I still hope one day someone will create a better and more logical RP-Hud. That would be nice and encourage trades and the possibilities of "realistic" roleplay. 

P.S.: And my apologies to the few non-Gorean readers who are not interested in this a little bit... or tarsk... or tarn...

The plants, the rain and the travel to Thentis - Intermezzi

Not so much to tell today about our ongoing storyline. When I returned from my daily travels (logged in), Misha, the first boy of Kalana Fjord, came over and asked me to come to the docks. Two panthers had caught a male and wanted to sell him. I got him for a sack of candy really cheap, though I don't have use for an additional (straight) male slave. As we were just considering what to do with him and where to sell him for a good price, my scouts returned from their travel to The Souring Herlit (= City of Thentis), where the Black Wine Beans ((and for everyone who didn't figure out that yet: It's COFFEE!)) grow. Skull handed me a scroll with his report of their travel. It was interesting, though the price for the black wine - 20 Gold Tarns for 1 barrel!!!! - made me almost faint!

I won't post the chat-log here, as I wasn't involved and I don't know most of the people involved in here. Just mention these lines, cause I thought it was funny:

The Ubar: "gopy, fetch me a bowl"
gopy: yes Master 
gopy pulls down a bowl looking it over making sure there is nothing that would harm Him, taking a cloth and wiping down the sides and then turning and heading back to Master 
gopy holds the bowl up to Him unsure of what He wanted it for
gopy lowers her head down as she waits for Him to take it
The Ubar peers down at gopy, "girl, what do I drink?" 
gopy: "black wine, Master. You just said to bring You a bowl"
gopy glups
The Ubar chuckles, "learn, slut. 'bring me a bowl' means blackwine. harta, slave"


So, Skull and Nev returned and gave me their report. While I was reading it in my office, they were so kind to take care of the captive and sold him in another city. When they returned after a successful business, they were too tired and exhausted from their travels. Sooooo.... more to come tomorrow!

Intermezzo 1

Endymion Avalira yelps looking around trying to figure out what suddenly caused such pain in his ankle as he limps round the rest of the building to the bosk shed

Intermezzo 2

Franziskus Ninetails takes a walk around the house. He frowns as he sees the garden behind the stable - the gras too high and full of weed. He returns to his office and scribbles a quick note "Boys! The grass behind the stable has to be cut and the cleared of weeds!", then he pins the little parchment on the board with the chores. He takes a last look out of the window and sees the big, dark clouds again covering the whole sky. He wonders when the big rain will come. He takes a deep breath and leaves his office, climbing up the steps to his bedroom to rest his tired head on the pillows

basement sales

Finally got all the items I had on XStreet back on marketplace. Today I finished boxing the basement which was ready long ago. Sometimes I wonder if it's really worth the effort to put that all on marketplace, cause it costs more time to advertize it then to build it! :-) *hehe* (Well, not really, but sometimes it feels like that!)


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The plants, the rain and the travel to Thentis - Part 3

Okay, not toooooo much happening here. Just making the first report from Thentis. But some parts are important; I just won't tell which ones, if you haven't figured it out by yourself already. :-)

Prologue 1

River tends to his plant, hissing a bit as it stings his finger. "Feisty, aren't you, petal?", he says as he sucks his finger better. He pours a little more water over it...

Prologue 2

Endymion Avalira returns home sadly - despite having gone to the docks early to catch some of the ships as they stocked up before continuing their journey none of them had any paga to help replace his Master dwindling supply. - One of the captains however had a small supply of mead left and allowed Endy to trade for it before he sailed of.

Chapter: The First Report from the Scouts

Franziskus Ninetails returns from his travels and finds his first boy outside, watching the docks. He sneaks up behind him, slaps his butt and giggles.
River: "ahhh!" He turns and falls to his knees "ohh, my Master!"
Franziskus Ninetails: "Greetings, my lil sunshine!" and after his boy hugged his legs "Have you met our guests or did they leave already?"
River: "They have not been here, my Master, while I have been home."
Franziskus Ninetails looks over his boy's shoulder to the docks and frowns at the newer gathering of people there. "What have you been watching out here?"
River: "I was watching the people on the dock"
Franziskus Ninetails with another look at the docks growls a bit.
River: "I think, that is misha, my master, but i am not sure. I dont recognise the others."
Franziskus Ninetails covers his eyes with his flat hand in protection against the setting sun. "Hmmmm.... yes, I think that's Misha... and that outlaw woman from the bad assholes... and the other... hmmm... looks familar, but I don't remember him... oh... and there comes Darius... and the healer, I think....". He shrugs and turns towards the house "Come inside!"
River: "Yes, my Master" and follows.

In the mainhall...
River: "Might I take your bow, my Master?"
Franziskus Ninetails places the bow and the axe right beside him on a cushion before the fireplace. "No... I'll lay it just here at the moment. Come a bit in my arms and take a little rest from your chores." He laid down on the pillows and opened his arms inviting.
River smiles widely and goes happily to his Master's arms.
Suddenly they here a knock at the door. Franziskus Ninetails looks up from kissing his boy, pats his butt to make him stand up.
Athina Alexandre from outside "May I come in?" It's me... Nevaeh.... and Skull"
Franziskus Ninetails recognizes Nev's voice "Ah, come in! come in!"
River who walked to the door: "Greetings, Mistress"
Menthu Hird: "Tal, Franz! I hope we don't disturb you."
River: "Greetings, Master"
Athina Alexandre: "Tal, Franzi ... greetings, boy"
Franziskus Ninetails (stood up, went to the door too and...) smiles warmly "Tal, Neveah! Tal, Skull!"
River kneels as the Mistress and Master enter his Master's house.
Menthu Hird: "Greetings, boy"
Athina Alexandre smiles back while catching her breath.
Franziskus Ninetails yanks his first boy a bit closer at his collar "This is my first boy River. - River, these are our guests"
Athina Alexandre: "How are you, Franzi?"
Franziskus Ninetails: "I'm fine, thank you. Just returned from some travels. Why are you so out of breath?"
Athina Alexandre looks down to the naked boy on the floor
Menthu Hird: "Well, we were a little lost in the woods, and just now finally made our way here"
River: "I hope your stay here is very pleasant, Master, Mistress. If this one can be of service to you please let me know"
Athina Alexandre: "We just came back from the bean city... Thentis..."
Franziskus Ninetails opens his eyes wide "Ahhhh..... that's good. You traveled fast!
Athina Alexandre: "....only the boat brought us back to a Huntress area... and I'm so not in the mood for those beasts there..."
Menthu Hird nods friendly to River.
Franziskus Ninetails: "But... where are my manners? You must be hungry and thirsty!"
Menthu Hird: "If we were not in a hurry here to bring you the news about the beans, this land would be without one more huntress for sure"
Athina Alexandre: "Aye... we are fast indeed... and a good thing we had the wind in our sails when heading home" She smiles at the offer "Thats very kind... yes.. we are thirsty" scraps her dry throat.
Menthu Hird smiles to Franzi "Some drinks and bread would be fine indeed"
Athina Alexandre looks to the boy again. "You have two fine boys here, Franzi", she says with a smile
Franziskus Ninetails points to the table "Lets sit and you tell me everything, while my boy prepares drinks and a little snack." - He raises his eyebrows in the question "Kalana wine?"
River looks to the floor and blushes slightly at the free womans words.
Athina Alexandre: "Kalana wine is fine ... thank you"
Franziskus Ninetails nods down to his first boy "Kalana, mine. And something to eat"
River: "yes, my Master"
Athina Alexandre sees the boy blushing and steps closer to ruffle his hair ... and than walks to the table.
Franziskus Ninetails makes another inviting gesture to the table and waits for his guests to sit before he has a seat himself.
Menthu Hird lets his bow slowly slide off his shoulder and takes off the sword and sheath. He smiles as she ruffles his hair and walks to the table.
River hurries into the kitchen and washes his hands. Drying them on a rep cloth.
Athina Alexandre: takes a sit on the chair by the table... it feels good to sit a little again. "Well.. we went to famous Thentis..."
Franziskus Ninetails: "Soooo... the captain let you off the wrong docks? I'll have to fire him, I think"
Athina Alexandre laughs "Aye, he did! Guess the wind was to hard"
Menthu Hird places the weapons on the wall behind him and looks at Franz and befiore he can say anything about the beans, he burst out in a laugh among Franz and Nev about the drunken captain.
River stops and thinks for a second or two wondering where he had put the kalana wine, a little light goes off in his head and he hurries over to the dresser and crouches down to reach to the back of the shelf.
Franziskus Ninetails shrugs "Well then... maybe just have him whipped"
Athina Alexandre grins
Menthu Hird nods and smiles "Or no more [black] wine for him!"
River pulls out the bottle and wipes it clean before taking it over to the preparation area.
Franziskus Ninetails: "But the panthers around here... " - he sighs - "... really a plague. I don't know what's worse - the urts or the panthers!"
Athina Alexandre looks sideways and sees the boy working hard to get the drinks. She smiles softly. "well... the huntresses are so arghh... bad... they smell... also the words that comes out of their mouth!"
Menthu Hird nods and smiles "Everyone is the same... big mouth they all have!"
Franziskus Ninetails smiles "Well, I have a beheaded urt as warning for the other urts at the gate of the storage hall... maybe I should add something similar for panthers?"
River reaches down three goblets and wipes them over , making sure they are clean. He then checks the rims for chips, he would be punished if his master's guests cut themselves.
Franziskus Ninetails gives a short look to the kitchen as his boy prepares the wine, licks his lips in anticipation.
Athina Alexandre: "Sounds good to me!"
Menthu Hird smiles at the idea and tries to think of something nastier than just a warner.
River puts the unopened bottle on the tray with the goblets and then carefully carries it over
Athina Alexandre: "Endy not around today?"
Menthu Hird: "Franz, do the panthers ever set their feet here?", he asks
Franziskus Ninetails: "Hmmm, sometimes, yes. There's especially one.. I think she's called 'bunny'... she often sneaks around here and steals a lot. There are some tribes in the north, but they keep away fortunately"
River taking small steady steps he returns to the table with the drinks.
Athina Alexandre: "Than those are the ones we have met, I guess". She sees river coming with the drinks and smiles.
Franziskus Ninetails: "Endy is still busy with some chores in the storagehall and the docks, I think. But he should be here soon."
Menthu Hird: "I see, I will keep that name in my head and drag here here if I ever come across her."
Athina Alexandre: "ah, I see... both good hard workers you have..."
River kneels before his master and places the tray on the floor.
Athina Alexandre pinches Skull "Dont say all what I say Skull", she laughs
Menthu Hird gives her a little pinch back and smiles "I taught you good, Nev", he says and laughs
River lifts up the bota and breaks the seal, so that the Free can see its a new bottle.
Franziskus Ninetails smiles to his first boy as he approaches with the wine. He points siltently to the guests to sign River to serve them first as they must be thirsty after the travel.
Athina Alexandre: "Franzi... thank you for letting us stay here last night... we slept like babies"
River pulls the stopper out with his teeth and pours three large glasses of the heavy red wine.
Athina Alexandre watches the boys great work than looks to Franzi.. "You trained them well, Franzi, my compliments"
Menthu Hird nods "Was a long time since we slept a whole night, and that black wine sure made me sleep faster than expected." He laughs and watches river prepare the drinks.
River lifts one of the goblets double handedly and offers it up to the Mistress.
Franziskus Ninetails suddenly remembers something from the other night "Oh... Skull, you asked me, who the other merchant was. It's a friend of mine, his name is Zoe. He's down from the south, called Laurius Trading Post!"
River: "Kalana wine, Mistress, to quench your thirst and refresh you from your travels."
Athina Alexandre takes the goblet from river's hands and smiles warmly to him. "Thank you, river... You did a great serve"
River blushes deeply and mutters "Thank you, Mistress"
Franziskus Ninetails at Nevaeh's praise looks down to his first boy with the warmest smile "Yes, they are good slaves and very pleasing, loving and devoted"
Athina Alexandre smiles again.
River gets to his feet and moves to the guest Master, the goblet of wine in his hands.
Athina Alexandre: "so I see... you are a very rich man..." She waits with the drinking till they all has one.
Menthu Hird nods to him "Yes, and we were there earlier today to scout the city and was thinking that Zoe must have access to the city, yes?", he asks. "I guess the beans are in the city?", he asks. "We tried to force our way through the gate as there were noone around, but the gate can't be forced". He smiles to river and takes the wine from his hands "Thank you, boy"
River looks up at the tall dark man, so much bigger that he was, he gulps slightly knowing that the man could crush his life from him without even trying. He lifts his hands the goblet shaking slightly. "Kalana wine, Master, may it refresh and revive you. "
Franziskus Ninetails frowns "Hmmm, so... there's no entrance into the gate? That's worse then I thought. I thought the biggest problem would be to get OUT of the city with the sacks of beans, but now it seems the first problem is to get INTO the city?"
Athina Alexandre sees rivers admiration for Skulls appearance "Now don't get scared by his looks, river... He is tame as a beast" she says with a grin. Then turning to Franzi again: "Mmm yes, indeed... to get in is maybe not that difficult... since there's not one guard standing there... the city seemed empty too... at least what I could see through the gate"
River moves back to the tray and lifts the third and final goblet, this one he presses to his belly then his heart, before lifting it to his lips and kissing lovingly the bowl just below the rim. He then offers it up to his master, his eyes lowered as he mutters "Kalana wine, my Master, may you find it as pleasing as this boy hopes you find him"
Menthu Hird: "The gate couldn't be forced nor lockpicked, so we will need someone from the inside to help us smuggle it out. I thought Zoe could help us with that... maybe we can use a tarn at night when everyone is asleep.... let us think of what is best. Any suggestions?"
Franziskus Ninetails smiles a bit as his boy gets a bit nervous. He turns explaining to his guests "He's a... barbarian...." - not sure if he should mention Earth, as he doesn't know if his new friends do have the second knowledge - ".... from a place where people are smaller then here". He takes the goblet from his boy's hand and blows him a kiss with a wink, then raises his goblet to the guests for a salute.
Athina Alexandre: "Is he from earth?", she remembers earth as she has been there many moons ago one time.
Menthu Hird raises his goblet.
River hurries over to the preparation area and takes some cold bosk and bread from the chilla.
Athina Alexandre raises her goblet to both of the men "To beans and steel.. salute!"
Menthu Hird: "for beans and steel!", he laughs... and takes a big sip of the wine. He looks to Franz, "I must say that that black wine was delicious. So I understand why you want the beans"
Franziskus Ninetails nods to Nevaeh "Yes, he's from Earth". He answers the salute "To beans and steel!", before he takes a deep sip.
River also puts on it some butter and cheese that he himself had made then takes it over to his Master's guests.
Athina Alexandre: "Well.. this kalana wine is excellent as well..". She brings the goblet to her lips and takes a other sip.
Menthu Hird nods "Aye, it is"
River then hurries back and collects a tray of fruit.
Athina Alexandre sees river bringing food "aww, river, you can read my mind", she smiles to him.
Franziskus Ninetails wipes his lips with the arm of his tunic and places the goblet on the table, smiling as his boy brought a tray with food "Ahhhh, very well!"

[At this point River had to go to bed, same time Endy arrived]
Franziskus Ninetails hugs his lil sunshine tight "Go now to the kennels, my lil sunshine. Tomorrow is another day full of chores!"
River: "Goodnight, my Master. Master... Mistress" [leaving for the kennels.]
Endy enters the house, and seeing that the Free and his Master are eating, he kneels quietly beside his Master.
Franziskus Ninetails pricks his ear as he hears the doors "Ah, there must be Endy..."
Menthu Hird sees endy walk in through the door, "Greetings, endy"
Franziskus Ninetails giggles as his boy already kneels beside him "Ah, there you are, my sneaky lil moonbeam!"
Athina Alexandre looks up from her plate and sees Endy walk in and taking place on the floor... a warm smiles apears on her face. "Tal, tiger"
Franziskus Ninetails reaches his hand to ruffle his boy's hair "Ready with your chores, mine?"
Athina Alexandre eating "mmmm the food taste wonderful"
Endy blushes "Greetings, my Master". he looks dispirited to be asked about chores after he has spent so long traveling trying to search out new supplies of paga, looking at his Master he whispers "I have talked to the other slaves in the main trade docks, my Master, it looks like there is a severe shortage of paga."
Franziskus Ninetails takes some roaste bosk from the tray and puts it on his plate. He cuts off a piece and reaches it to his boy's lips, feeding him
Athina Alexandre laughs... almost choke in a piece of meat... "short of paga, endy? you drink all?"
Menthu Hird looks at Nev "We are not guilty for the lack of paga in this land.... yet!", he says and laughs.
Athina Alexandre looks slightly to Skull and winks at him while chewing on her delicious bosk meat.
Menthu Hird: "Franz, you know elsewhere we can find these rare beans, if we can't get in into the city of Thentis?", he asks
Athina Alexandre: "And why you're so sure they have those beans?"
Franziskus Ninetails with his mouth full as he just shoved a big piece of bosk-meat between his lips "Owww..... I phink Phoe haph phome. Phill aphk him phor pawa!"
Athina Alexandre laughs.. "Take your time eating now, Franzi"
Menthu Hird laughs loudly
Endy blushes his gaze sliding to his Master at the mention of drinking paga, his bruises having only just healed, quickly swollowing the meat he whispers to the Mistress "My Master enjoys paga, we have a good supply, but it seems fresh stocks are dwindling"
Franziskus Ninetails nods and chews. Then grabs the goblet and flushes down the meat with some wine.
Athina Alexandre realizes she still wears her bow and takes if off her shoulder... a little embaresed she looks to Franzi... "Excuse me for still wearing my bow... it feels like my second skin you know?".. Quickly she puts it behind her on the floor and continue eating.
Franziskus Ninetails: "Hmmm, the beans only grow in Thentis. They are... well... uhm... guarding it so good to keep the price high, I think"
Menthu Hird looks at her and smiles "I just wondered if it was glued to your skin, Nev"
Athina Alexandre presses her left ellbow in Skull's thigh... while listening to Franzi's words.
Menthu Hird: "I see, Franz, then we must find a way to get in there. Maybe we can walk in as travelers and perhaps we will be left alone for a few minutes to search for it... but then we need to get our unseen also..."
Franziskus Ninetails eats a while in silence, hasn't recognized how hungry he was
Endy smiles "Would you like me to put it away for you Mistress?"
Menthu Hird: "Endy," he says between the bites "cut out some nice pieces of melon for me.If I use my "tools" to cut it, there will be nothing left of it."
Athina Alexandre: "mmm melon.. give me a bite to when you get it from endy.. love"
Menthu Hird: "sure, my melonrosebeanpiepudding"
Endy looks to his Master carefully waiting for his Master to nod consent to his getting and using a knife.
Athina Alexandre laughs loudly for Skulls words to her... "oooh now your happy with drinks and good food right? and give the boy permission to use the knife"
Menthu Hird: "No, of course not, and endy knows to ask for permission from his Master to use one"
Endy quickly chops the Mistresses melon for her, taking care not to get in her way as she snatches pieces from the plate.
Menthu Hird: "Here! I ask for the melon and you are served first, Nev! How do you do it?" he asks and smiles. "You secretly give Endy some candy or what?", he laughs
Athina Alexandre laughs "No, I'm nicer than you are, that's the reason!", she says with a laugh Athina Alexandre wraps endy's hair around
Menthu Hird laughs "That sure could be a topic for discussion"
Endy deftly cuts up the handsome Master's melen, his face blushing brightly at having broken protocol by serving the Mistress first.
Menthu Hird smiles as Endy finally chops up his pieces and sees his face turn red. He turns to Nev "Melon was good?", he asks.
Athina Alexandre: "At least I can take it!" and looks under the table to Skull's belly. She nods while putting a other peace of melon in her mouth.
Menthu Hird: "My belly bears the diameter of a royalty, dear"
Athina Alexandre: "Aye, and your farts like a dead peace of bosk!", she laughs.
Endy returns to his Master's side, resting his head lightly against his Master's leg.
Athina Alexandre: "Endy... come sit next to me for one moment"
Menthu Hird takes his hand and shuffles his hair. "Don't worry, Endy, everyone can make mistakes" and continues "I see that you chopped them real good for me"
Athina Alexandre leans to the side, bends over and puts silently a peace of fruit in endy's mouth. "There you go. Now sit with your Master", she smiles.
Endy chews on the sweet fruit delightling as the taste as he thanks the Mistress and returns to his Master's side and rests his head once more against his Master's leg.
[Okay, this was after the coffeebreak, trying to keep up with all I missed...]
Franziskus Ninetails grabs some of the bread his first boy baked himself and breaks it in two pieces. While he smears one half with the boys' selfmade butter, he turns back to the conversation. "I'm glad, you slept well in this house." - He grabs some of the selfmade cheese and packs it on the buttered bread, then takes a big bite and while chewing continues talking, spreading some crumbs over the table: "Mmmm... phorry phor phe miph...." - He swallows the bite down and before taking another bite "... misunderstanding: Zoe is not inside Thentis. He's a merchant like me in a Trading outpost called Laurius." He swallows the rest of the cheese-buttered bread piece in one gulp, coughs a bit and flushes it quickly down with kalana, before he cotinues "So, if the gates can't be forced, you think we can get in with tarns? I do have tarns stored over at Tabor, but those beasts are so unwillingly going over water or even on ships!" He smiled at Nev's embarrassement with the bow "No worries. Happens to me all the time. Sometimes I have to watch to not poke my boys with bow or the axe when I jump to the furs!" He takes the second unbuttered piece of bread and dips up the juices from the bosk-meat on his plate. He nods to his boy in silence to allow him using a kitchenknife for cutting the melone. Then returns to the conversation and their plans about Thentis. "So we have to get in, find out, where the beans, have to find out how to get out and then.... run very quickly packed with sacks of black wine beans? Do I see that right?" He stuffs the last piece of bread dripping from bosk-juice into his mouth and wipes his lips with the arm of his tunic. Looks down at his no empty plate and wonders if he really ate THAT MUCH. He wipes the sweat from his face for some reason.
Amberiel Shilling shakes the bars to her cage......Is there anybody out there!!!!
Franziskus Ninetails pricks his ears and mumbles "Hmm, seems the urts come out from the canals again for the night"
Athina Alexandre hears the screeming... and mumbles something not hearable, then looks to Franzi.. "Well.. we were at the wrong city, I heard you said before?"
Menthu Hird takes another bite of that delicious - and finally cut for him - piece of melon and takes a bite... nods to Nev.. "We were at the Black Bastards, but the beans grow in Soaring Herlit, if I understood you right?", he asks
Athina Alexandre: "ooo.. I see... well we will head that way than by tomorow right Skull?"
Menthu Hird nods to Nev "We sure will.. but with another captain"
Franziskus Ninetails giggles and nods
Athina Alexandre: "aye, with another captain for sure", she grins
Franziskus Ninetails: "So... hm... I don't know if you were at the right or wrong city, Skull." He grabs another piece of bread and reaches it down to his boy
Athina Alexandre moans softly as she closes her eyes..."The food is so delicious.. haven't eaten so good in a long time..."
Endy takes the bread gratefully from his Master, kissing his Master's hand as his Master passes the bread to him and carefully nibbles at the bread, taking care to eat it slowly and savor it.
Menthu Hird nods "...and eating and drinking after a long travel, also to the wrong place makes you tired.", he gasps and excuses himself. "Mind if we rest here tonight again, Franz?", he says
Athina Alexandre: "mm.. yes... I'm excausted really.."
Franziskus Ninetails gently caresses his slave's cheek as he chews on the bread. With his knife he picks up another piece of bosk-meat from the tray and lets it fall into his boy's hand, rewarding him for being such a pleasant boy
Athina Alexandre gets a warm feeling seeing Franzi loving and taking care of his slave so great
Franziskus Ninetails smiles "My home is your home, Skull and Nev.", he reaches a hand out and ruffles his hair.
Menthu Hird places his hand on Nev's shoulder " would be nice to tuck in and feel your warm skin against mine.". He looks up to Franz "Thank you, brother", he says and smiles to him
Athina Alexandre: "Franzi.. you have a warm heart .. and thank you again for your great nice warm welcome and hospitality... tomorow we will head for Snoring Herlit..".
Endy smiles happliy at his Master, his eyes twinkling in thanks to his Master as he chews on his Master's meat (coould not resist the pun)
Athina Alexandre feels Skull's warm touch on her shoulder and looks to him with love in her eyes ... "sounds good to me "
Franziskus Ninetails: "Oh, before I forget!" - He reaches into his pouch and pulls out some coins in the palm of his hand, his eyes searching for the shimmering one in gold. He places it on the table "The first gold tarn as promised"
Athina Alexandre: "oo my belly is so full..", she slaps her belly and grins "oooh no Franzi... please keep it... we have your great hospitality allready thats enough..."
GM: Trade Complete
Athina Alexandre: "a warm bath... the honor to stay in your house... your hard working boy who served us so well from your food and wines..."
Menthu Hird looks at the coins
Franziskus Ninetails shakes his head "No no! I'm a man who keeps his word! And I think when we are successfull with smuggling out the beans, then we will all make a good profit" ((and we do like to encourage the trading with GM-goods and coins a bit. That's why :-) ))
Athina Alexandre: "Well I dont know what to say, Franzis.. thank you.."
Franziskus Ninetails leans back on his seat and rubs his belly
Menthu Hird nods "If we find a good way to get the beans and sell them, we all can benefit from it, and I am glad to to hear that you are a man of your words. That was never doubted my brother."
Athina Alexandre nods.
Franziskus Ninetails smiles "Feel free to use the baths. I'm sure Endy will serve you anything you wish"
Athina Alexandre smiles to Endy "He is a good slave... but behind every good slave is a good Master...", she grins to Skull
Menthu Hird: "We will return after our journey to the mountains of Soarling Herlit and hopefully we have good news about the beans then. Now if you don't mind, I need to rest my tired body so that I am fresh for what is to be tomorrow"
Franziskus Ninetails nods and smiles warmly to Skull "Of course, of course. You know where the guest-room is." He once more caresses his boy's hair "You can clean up the table, my lil moonbeam"
Menthu Hird stands up and shuffles endys hair on his way to Franz ans smiles to him. "You served us well, Endy". Turning to Franzi "Let me shake your hand, Franz, before we tuck in, and I wish you a nice evening and a good night"
Athina Alexandre: "Thank you for the food and drinks, Franzi.. It was delicious!" She turns to the slave: "Thank you, Endy... you're a good boy.. you served excellent", she smiles warmly to him.
Franziskus Ninetails smiles and grabs Skulls offered hand for a tight shake
Menthu Hird: "Thank you, Franz, for tonight, with food and everything"
Endy quietly collects the plates and washes them, taking care to ensure all traces of dirt are gone
Franziskus Ninetails: "Do you want to take anything up to your room? Paga for the night? Black wine? Ovomaltine?" [couldn't help THAT one. Some will understand the joke]
Athina Alexandre looks at Skull and awaits his answer to that
Menthu Hird: looks at Nev and smiles... then turns to Franz... "A little paga would be nice to bring up" He smiles to him "Thanks for asking, Franz"
Endy smiles "Ice cold as before Mistress?"
Athina Alexandre: "That would be great Endy..."
Menthu Hird nods to endy "I think we would need it cool, it always intend to be hot under the fur," he says and laughs
Endy blushes and heads to the coola. He takes the last flask of cools paga, and make a mental note to refill the flasks from the cask to cool in the morning.
Franziskus Ninetails wishes his guests a good night and sweet dreams
Athina Alexandre: "sleep well you both and thanks for the great dinner" She walks up the stairs to the bedroom to lay her painfull head on the pillow
Menthu Hird waves good night and follows her upstairs
Endy takes two goblets and carefully inspects them then taking a cloth gives them a quick wipe to ensure they are 100% clean. He walks upstairs, blushes and gently knocks at the guest room door. He hears snoring coming from the other side of the room so quietly returns downstairs with the goblet and flask. Endy whispers to his Master "I think they were exhausted, they have fallen asleep already without the aid of the paga"


After his guests went to bed, there's some noise outside. Franziskus Ninetails sighs as he hears shouting again outside "What the hell is going on out there?" He grabs his axe and bow from the cushions where he placed them and turns to take a look outside what the noises are all about. The merchant looks over to the docks, he sees some bodies moving, but in the night cannot recognize if it's Free or slave, man or woman. At least the noises seem to have stopped, so he shrugs and turns towards his housedoor again, just the moment his slave arrives.
Endy gently paces to his Master and kneels just behind him.
Franziskus Ninetails pulls the small cloak tighter around his shoulders and with a worried look gazes up to the night-sky, dark clouds hiding the three moons of Gor again, like the night before. "Hmm, that's strange, as it was a sunny day today", he mumbles. "It looks like the nights before the big rains came on Tidra. I hope it's not a bad sign!" He takes a deep breath after a last look at the night-sky, then snips his fingers "Come inside, my lil moonbeam".