Delindra (prime)/In Honor of Cholen
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(Delindra moves to stand at the front of her small audience, her movements transforming from somewhat furtive to tall, upright, and sweeping. When she turns, she wears a charming smile, her eyes sparkling merrily.) You lightly say, "Thank you for coming tonight. I hope you enjoy my brief performance in honor of My Lord Cholen, for my advancement in the Society of Voln." (Delindra removes her instrument from its harness as she speaks, the gestures smooth and practiced as she works her hands over the tuning pegs and strings.) Guarrin nods approvingly to you. You say, "Please make sure that you enjoy the drinks provided." She gestures to the backpack that sits on the ground. "And, if you are imbibing your alcohol of choice, please be sure to drink responsibly..." she pauses, giving you a grin and a wink. "That means, don't spill it." (Delindra continues moving her hands over the strings of her instrument, transitioning from a few tuning chords to a light, jolly melody as she strolls idly from person to person, smiling brightly.) Cryheart raises his glass of milk in a toast! You lightly ask, "Now, as many of you know, my drink of choice is a nice glass of red wine at the end of the night. I find it quite relaxing. That being said, did you know that there's a proper way to drink a bottle of wine?" Darcena laughs at you! (Delindra assumes a serious expression, looking around with raised eyebrows.) Speaking to you, Yardie asks, "Is that?" You say, "It's quite simple, really, but most people get it wrong. You see, you should open the bottle of wine, and let the bottle breathe." She pauses, lips quirking. "But, if you find it can't breathe, then you simply give it mouth-to-mouth." Cryheart asks, "Oh?" Darcena snickers at you! (Delindra strikes a punctuating chord on her instrument, giggling, then continues letting her fingers dance merrily over the strings.) Yardie laughs at you! Cryheart laughs at you! Kothos snickers. Guarrin laughs at you! Kothos laughs at you! Cryheart points at you! You say, "Now, I know what some of you might be thinking - being a Cholenite, I likely drink far too much. Fortunately, I do watch what I drink - that's what mirrors are for, after all." Cryheart laughs at you! Darcena laughs at you! You flash a wide grin. Guarrin laughs at you! Koergun laughs at you! Kothos laughs at you! You hear the laughter of a youth well up from nowhere. You glance around looking for the source, which defies you and only seems to cause the youth to laugh even harder. After a while, the voice fades away leaving you wondering if the youth was laughing at you or with you. You are overwhelmed by a sudden tingling sensation that seems to course through your body. You feel intense satisfaction at a task well done. (Delindra leans forward as though letting you in on a secret, glancing around furtively and speaking in a loud whisper, still idly strumming on her instrument as she talks.) Cryheart laughs at you! Koergun laughs at you! Kothos grins at you. You whisper aloud, "Listen, I DO know that alcohol is not the way to solve all of my problems. But then again... neither is milk." Kothos laughs at you! (Delindra straightens up, striking another chord on her instrument and flashing a wide grin as she continues her leisurely stroll.) Koergun laughs at you! Kothos laughs at you! Darcena laughs at you! Cryheart glances at a cold glass of milk in his hand. You exclaim, "Ah, but you know, this puts me in mind of... a limerick!" Cryheart laughs at you! Guarrin laughs at you! Darcena laughs, "I know that is true!" You flash a wide grin at Cryheart. Kothos removes a mug of Defender Icedraught from in a heavy backpack. (Delindra pauses, letting a chord ring out as she lifts her hands from her instrument and stands straight, a thoughtful look on her face.) Kothos starts chuckling at you! Yardie laughs at you! You recite: "A brewery worker named Fred Had a barrel fall onto his head! 'Weren't you hurt?' I did ask, 'Being hit by that cask?' 'I was lucky, t'was light ale,' he said." Kothos takes a drink from his Defender Icedraught. Kothos laughs! Yardie laughs at you! (Delindra winks as she brings her hands back down and lets a few thrumming chords ring out, strolling back to the front of the small half-circle.) Koergun laughs at you! Guarrin laughs at you! Darcena laughs at you! Koergun chuckles. Cryheart laughs at you! Yardie snickers at you! Koergun laughs at you! Cryheart points at you! Cryheart says, "Woot." You say, "Lucky Fred, good bloke. He's been known to drink with Impunity, though... and anyone else who happens along." Kothos laughs! Yardie laughs at you! (Delindra pauses long enough to shift her wineskin from her hip, taking a quick sip as she glances around.) Guarrin laughs at you! Darcena laughs at you! Cryheart laughs at you! Darcena takes a drink from her murky black stout. Koergun laughs at you! You point at Kothos. Darcena says, "Fred's a good friend." Cryheart chuckles. Darcena winks and flashes a sly grin. You feel more refreshed. (Delindra winks at Kothos and meanders over, fluttering her eyelashes.) Koergun emits a noise that is a combination of laughter and barking, his eyes full of amusement. You ask, "You know, I'm terribly glad you could make it. I've been wanting to ask you for a while... do you sit in sugar often?" Kothos snickers. You lean forward. Koergun laughs at you! You say, "Because, you see, you have the sweetest buns I've ever seen." Kothos gazes admiringly at you. Cryheart laughs at you! Darcena laughs at you! Koergun gags. Guarrin takes a slow, deep breath then pinches the bridge of his nose. Yardie laughs at you! Darcena laughs at Guarrin! Koergun laughs at you! Kothos laughs! Cryheart lies down. Cryheart rolls around on the ground. (Delindra ducks her head and giggles, her own cheeks turning bright red. She does a merry little twirl, her happy tune never ceasing. Her eyes then land on Koergun and she sidles over, grinning widely.) Koergun deeply says, "Good nickname for Kothos now." Cryheart laughs! Darcena produces a handful of colorful confetti from the depths of her tan leather duster. (Yardie turns around and wiggles his bum in response to you.) Koergun deeply says, "Sugar buns." Cryheart rolls to the left, then springs to his feet, ready again for action! Darcena throws a handful of colorful confetti up into the air, and it floats down in a cloud around Guarrin! You giggle at Yardie. You say, "You know, perhaps it's this lovely evening air, perhaps it's the wine, but I finally feel like I can tell you this... if you were a vegetable, you'd be a cute-cumber." Darcena's colorful confetti vanishes into the depths of her tan leather duster. You wink at Koergun. Speaking to Koergun, Kothos says, "Just not at meetings, please, you'll make Guarrin crack a tooth with the frowning." Koergun bursts out in laughter, snorting dark amber scotch through his nose. Kothos gives Koergun a little prod between the shoulder blades. Cryheart laughs at you! Kothos laughs at you! Cryheart points at you! Darcena laughs at you! (Delindra plays another few chords on her instrument before taking a few simple, dancing steps back to the front of the crowd, then finishes with a flourish, raising her arm upward.) Yardie laughs at you! Koergun begins chuckling at Kothos! Cryheart hoots. Koergun laughs at you! Guarrin grumbles to himself. You say, "My friends, in conclusion, I would like to offer you all a toast. If you'll raise your glasses with me..." Darcena kisses Guarrin tenderly on the cheek. (Delindra raises her wineskin high, laughter in her voice and a happy smile on her lips as she speaks.) Cryheart raises his glass of milk in a toast! Koergun raises his dark amber scotch in a toast! You recite: "May our friendship never fail May we always be kind I'll post your bail If you'll post mine!" Guarrin raises his strong black coffee in a toast! Kothos raises his Defender Icedraught in a toast! Darcena removes an imperial milk stout capped with a thick layer of foam from in a heavy backpack. Cryheart laughs at you! Darcena raises her milk stout in a toast! Darcena takes a drink from her milk stout. Kothos takes a drink from his Defender Icedraught. You beam! Guarrin laughs at you! Koergun turns to you and cheers! Speaking teasingly in Giantman to Guarrin, Darcena says something you don't understand. Yardie turns to you and cheers! Guarrin takes a drink from his strong black coffee. Koergun takes a drink from his dark amber scotch. Koergun looks rather relaxed. Cryheart raises his glass of milk in a toast! Koergun laughs at you! Kothos smiles at you. You happily say, "Thank you all again for coming. I hpoe you got a chuckle and a laugh."