Baron von Malum replied, "Yes, I think zey are fine. Two of ze savages are killed, I think, but our people are fine."rredmond wrote:Will presses as close to the glass as possible. "All our guys are okay," he'll say quietly, "you saw that they were all okay, right?" He'll turn to ask the closest passengers to them.
Will found the Captain in the bridge. The crew was so preoccupied that none of them seemed to notice him. "Will, what are you doing here?" said the Captain. "Well, never mind, I'm sure you want to know what's going on. I've just ordered Chapman to begin bringing us down. We don't dare anchor among these tangled trees, but I'm going to drop the ladder and we'll try to hold position so our people can come up. It's too dangerous down there."rredmond wrote:Whether he get's clarification or not, he'll back to find the captain and find out what the next steps are.
"I think we're all fine, Artie," said Monday. "Except for these poor devils." He gestured at the fallen natives, who were obviously dead.Nazim wrote:Artie looks down, awkwardly ashamed of his percieved power. "They are surprised by the gunfire, and Kordal is scolding them for being stunned by our quote-and-quote lightning. Apparently they are not supposed to show any fear in front of us, you know, eh... gods. I'll ask him what he knows of our attackers..." His words are quiet. He glances at Kordal, trying to reassure him that his men have done nothing wrong, but his glance could be taken any different way. He then makes sure that everyone else in the party is okay.
Simon looked around, but saw no signs of any further attackers. The native guard picked up a spear and began prowling through the trees.Rosisha wrote:Simon crouches by the body and examines the woods, looking for signs of a hasty departure. He looks at the guard for a bit and smiles encouragingly, but stays focused on making sure he doesn't end up with a piece of pointy wood in his gut.
Searching the body of the fallen enemy, Simon found only a stone knife for a weapon. The man wore only a loincloth, but his body was marked all over with ritual scarification, and he wore red warpaint on his face.Rosisha wrote:Once he is sure that it is safe, he will do a close examination. He wants to see what he can find: any kind of symbols, jewelry, or other information that might seem to indicate a tribe or allegiance. He is looking for something obvious: a tattoo of a bear, which might mean "bear tribe" or that his name was "Strength of Bears" or some such. He also wants to see what weapon the warrior was going to use after chucking his spear. Did he have a knife? An axe?
"Mister Lars, is it safe?" came the voice of Reginald Monday. Upon hearing his reply, Monday said, "Go ahead, Artie."
"They are our enemies, the Suran. They live near the river mouth. Their ancestors were our ancestors, but they strayed from the path of rightness and the worship of the sky gods. But surely, lord, you know all this?"Nazim wrote:He then addresses the chief in the native language. His words are quick, and lack the pauses he inserted before to appear insecure about the language. If Simon indicates that it is safe, he advances with Kordal to where the fallen enemy lies. "Chief Kordal, are you able to tell us who these men were? Why they attacked us?" Artie's nerves seem gone, and his expression now is only somber.