Obviously we must fly.. NYOOOOMMatty
What can you say? You want to fly like a bird. This is an easy vote for raven.
“Boo, way to betray me, Lemon,” says Val.
Start getting in the habit of checking the spot where you’ve put the map on your belt.Alfador
Oh right, the Blademaster’s map. You make a mental note to check the map every ten seconds. Losing it is not an option.
Alex claps his paws again. “Okay. Briefing’s over. Let’s march to the East Gate, get to the roof, and grab some ravens. We want to get to Solhill before noon.”
You, Alex, Val, and Rosaline march out of the palace…
…around the statue of Ratlas…
…through the streets of Murida…
…out the East Gate, and up the long pipe to the outside world where you find your glorious raven steed in waiting.
“You are not a raven,” says Alex.
“Yeah, fancy pants, very observant,” says the bird. “The name’s Dizi and as you astutely noticed, I am, in fact, a pigeon.”
“Yes, okay,” says Alex, massaging the bridge of his nose, “but where are the ravens?”
“They all gone on strike ‘cos you lot didn’t meet their pay demands,” says Dizi.
“Austerity measures,” Val whispers in your ear.
“But don’t you worry,” Dizi continues, “I may work freelance, but I’m just as good as any raven.”
“Fine,” says Alex. “Can you take the four of us to Solhill village? Look.”
The Blademaster shoots you a glare. You hastily withdraw the map and hold it out in front of the pigeon’s face.
“Oh, yeah. The park with those weirdo animals. Four of yous, though? With all them weapons? That ain’t gonna work. I only brought my small carrier basket today. It’s good for two, maybe three rodents with a squeeze.”
“Lemon volunteers to hold on to your back,” says Alex.
No he absolutely does not.
“Yes, you do,” says Alex.
This sounds dangerous. Do we protest, or what?
If we’re holding onto the back, then someone else is holding onto this map. We’re not getting setup for failure THAT easily.
Lets compromise. You’ll do this extremely dangerous stunt. But you get to wear the Blademaster’s hat while you do it. Deal?
Well shite, guess we’re not really in a position to argue this much, are we? You glare at Alex, upset at his “volunteering”, but move on with the transportation
Protest? Riding on the back of a pigeon sounds AWESOME.
If I were Lemon, I would protest. And suggest that they split into two groups and the bird has to fly twice. It is far too dangerous to hold on to the back. That’s exactly how accidents happen that nobody wants. If the sword master doesn’t agree, then at least one of the colleagues flying in the basket should take the map. Otherwise I’ll see it flying away.
You were LITERALLY just asking to fight a dragon. Hold onto the bird back.
….Maybe give someone else the map to hold while youn do, though.
Lemon holds the map or Lemon holds the bird. Not both. If Lemon holds the map, Alex holds the bird. If Lemon holds the bird, Alex had better protect that map with Alex’s life.
Have Alex hold onto the map while Lemon holds the bird from underneath that leather strap. A minimal way to help catch you is better than no way to catch you.
you’ll hang on to dizi’s back but *only* if you can wear his bomber hat – also, see if there’s room in the knapsack for the map so it doesn’t fall out of your belt during the ride?
Embrace the inevitable, and agree to hold on to Dizi’s back. After all, a little bit of adrenaline can better prepare you to a possible fight with a titan!
Yeah we will hold onto your back. As long as someone else holds onto the map and we get to wear your sweet hat Blademaster!