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Happy Belated New Year All!

[Raises Bottle of Antacid]

(=^-^=)


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Happy Holidays!!

[Raises tinsel]


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And a Happy Thanksgiving to all.

[Raises Gravy Boat]

(^-^)


The Dalesman wrote:
Welcome to the Light Side of 40 - we have painkillers ;D

And we have even more of those now that I just hit the Dark Side of 40. Or it just hit me. Hard to tell these days....


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....and Happy New Year everybody

[Stops raising eggnog]

(*_*)


Happy Holidays all (^-^)

[Raises Eggnog]


Happy Thanksgiving all.

[Raises Drumstick]

Gobble 'til you wobble ;P


Damiani wrote:
Merry Christmas to those that follow it -- and Happy Holidays to everyone else!

A festive +1 to that. And a Happy Yule to all!

[Raises mug of eggnog]

;)


Gracie Fisher wrote:

And avast ye scurvy dogs, have a happy talk like a pirate day or I'll make ye walk the plank! ;)

(Although I don't really talk like that. And technically I'm not a pirate...I'm a privateer. There's a difference. I have a piece of paper from the government that says I'm legally allowed to rob you blind. ;P)

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Whatever fills yer sails, lass. ;)

Oh, and "ARRR".

(^-^)


Lily Svarog wrote:
"What in the Nine Hells is going on?" she swears, loudly.

What in the Nine Hells are you doing using one of my catchphrases!?

(Hope you weren't drinking anything when you read this, Lyn) ;D


Methinks I need to bring more mugs to this shindig (^-^)


Here's to an easier year... [Raises Mug and Drinks Deeply]

;)


Crimson Jester wrote:
Stop.

Well phooey.

:)


Ashe Ravenheart wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Emperor7 wrote:
Ashe Ravenheart wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Ashe Ravenheart wrote:
Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:

And since "nostalgia" is the word of the day, does anyone else remember that goblin-looking dude on Gummi Bears who used to mispronounce "knight"?

If so, what was his name?

Toadwart?
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov?
Keyser Söze?
Haagen Daz?
Mike Patton?
Mike Hammer?

Hammer Time?

[Evades]

(^-^)


narrator wrote:
She really wished her idiot brother would stop charging in where angels fear to tread. Or at least that he weren't so very bad at it.[/i]

"You know you're not a Dalesman when..." ;P

Sorry, lyn - just couldn't resist that one. Heading back to my corner now.... (^-^)


lynora wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
lynora wrote:

It's been one of those days. I made the coffee wrong and then I forgot it in the car so it was cold by the time I got it. But I still drank it. Cause I needed coffee that bad. I knew it was not going well when I just sat and stared at my computer for a minute trying to remember what the hell button I was supposed to push next. Logging on is just not that hard.

And it's a very good thing I don't have force choke. The girl who sits in front of me and just won't stop talking has the brain power of a slightly dim puppy and I was just not very amused by it today."I just don't understand why they keep doing experiments on stuff. Haven't they already found out everything by now?" *hits head on wall*

I need chocolate.

faxes lynora emergency chocolate

Yay! Emergency chocolate! :)

The kidlet is still puzzled by the concept of emergency chocolate. I carry a chocolate bar in my purse and he still can't fathom what sort of emergency requires chocolate no matter how many times I explain. I think I finally ended up saying it was in case of dementor attack. ;P

Currently experimenting with a new breed of Jelly Belly - Jelly Bean Chocolate Dips.

The Very Cherry covered in Dark Chocolate is not too bad, all things considered.... :)


I'll add my own humble +1 to all of the thoughts and prayers heading their way.

It looks like the initial waves are due to hit Oregon and California anywhere between 7:15am and 7:30am Pacific time this morning.

Hawaii has reported waves every 15 minutes or so, averaging around 6-7 feet (though there are concerns they could get to 9 feet in some places) - no major incidents there as of yet, and most people heeded the warning and got away from the shorelines.

I've been watching the footage that's gotten out. Seeing the shots from the helicopters that were on the Japanese coast as the tsunami came in. All the cars trying to race away from it...


lynora wrote:
Devlyn, the Dalesman wrote:
lynora wrote:
Damn. I just remembered I forgot to write up my character for tonight. Anyone know of a good free character sheet? Mine sucks for a fighter. Not enough room to write attack stuff.
Any luck finding a new character sheet yet?

not yet. is hard to search while I'm in class.

(also shouldn't be typing here, but my ADHD is out of control today...)

Tsk tsk.... :)


lynora wrote:
Damn. I just remembered I forgot to write up my character for tonight. Anyone know of a good free character sheet? Mine sucks for a fighter. Not enough room to write attack stuff.

Any luck finding a new character sheet yet?


Arielle wrote:

She gasped in surprise as her usually clumsy on the dance floor boyfriend spun her around in time to the music.

"You learned how to dance!" she gasped, surprised and laughing with sheer delight.

It's a Tuesday Miracle!!!! It's about time we got some of those lessons to finally stick...:P


Happy belated birthday, sirrah! :D


Moorluck wrote:
We missed ya brother. You planning on sticking around for the impending move?

[Shakes Magic 8 Ball]

Prospects Uncertain

I take it that this thread is about to get retired for a new one, huh? ;)

Moorluck wrote:
And how have you been?

Work's been the good kind of busy, but I've got no time to play on the boards like I used to as a result. Won't complain about that, though - it's better than the alternative, neh? :)

My wife's just recently had to jump onto my company's insurance plan due to some rather crappy changes at her workplace, and I'm trying to figure out a way to carve several hundred bucks a month out of my budget to pay for it....and my math-fu is coming up weak. (;_;)

So, all in all, about the same as everybody else. Hope everyone here's still keeping afloat too and doing okay. (^.^)


Moorluck wrote:
Morning folks, and welcome back Dev.

[Waves like a nut]


lynora wrote:
Mac Boyce wrote:
Mac Boyce wrote:
lynora wrote:
Mac Boyce wrote:

No...just sometimes my "smalltownness" creeps out and catches me off guard....

Ah.

** spoiler omitted **

Nah...its all good.

Just remember.....Jenny will be the man. HARDCORE!!!!!

You do know how to make a girl smile. :)

[Claws his way out of the void for a wee moment]

And in a totally unrelated tangent....Happy Birthday, Lynora! :)

[Falls back into the void]


Dark_Mistress wrote:

Not to derail the topic further.

** spoiler omitted **

Heh heh - very nice ;)

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dalesman
"Bringing Big D**n Justice to the Bad Guys Since 1369 DR"


Dark_Mistress wrote:
It's more like one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, four tequila, five tequila, and then I try and turn the dance club into a strip club.

Aaahhhh...is understand now. That is a much better effect indeed, aye. :D

Aaaand since I need to actually be productive in this thread before I get pummelled, I'll throw my vote in for more great 'Archetypes' products...and the Genius Guide to Succubi, of course. ;)

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dalesman
"Bringing Big D**n Justice to the Bad Guys Since 1369 DR"


Dark_Mistress wrote:
Ashanderai wrote:
Rite Publishing wrote:
Time Thief should get a squeal.
Did you write squeal on purpose or is that a typo of sequel? ;)

I am sure he meant sequel but was thinking about what he would like Veronic to do when he posted that. :)

PS Yes I know I am bad for posting that. :)

@Kolokotroni - I don't drink tequila for taste but for effect. :)

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor....? (^-^)

[In my defense, I tried to walk away from that one... :)]

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dalesman
"Bringing Big D**n Justice to the Bad Guys Since 1369 DR"


Little Kiba wrote:
I hardly think the way she uses her skills is relevant to the fact you are hindering their development...

Using those skills to take advantage of innocent people rather than to help them is quite relevant, actually - and is where we have to draw the line. (Not to mention the fact that we took her in so she could actually do something other than rob folks blind and get into knife fights).

But what do I know? I'm just your Friendly Neighborhood Dalesman... ;D


Little Kiba wrote:
Good deed? You were deliberately keeping Danae from using her skills to the fullest!

What tickles me silly is that you're still believing what Danae tells you. I've lost count of how many times she's pulled the wool over your eyes and laughed herself to tears later... ;P

Which, for what it's worth, I have told her to stop doing. Save the taunts for the bad guys, and all that. :)


Allura wrote:

Well, you know, dear, it's all those hormones clouding their judgment.;)

And no, I'm not really sure how they survive to adulthood either...why did we think a houseful of teenagers was a good idea again? :)

No good deeds go unpunished, I guess... (^.^)


Little Kiba wrote:

:It's Devlyn, Arielle. He could probably hear a needle fall in an earthquake. At least he didn't think we were burglars or something.:

:We need a place to go only we know about, or we'll never have more than a few moments of peace. Any ideas?:

Aaah, teenagers. Always thinking they're not being left alone, even when they are being left alone. It's truly a wonder how they make it to adulthood sometimes.... :)


Devlyn catches the faint traces of scent as he finishes restocking the bottles. Keeping his smile to himself, he tucks the now-empty crate out of the way of foot traffic, gives the room a quick glance-over to make sure everything is ready for in the morning, then heads upstairs to their bedroom - making just enough noise to be heard downstairs, and by Allura as he approaches the door. :)


Allura wrote:
"No thanks, love. I think I've had enough to drink for one night. I'll just wait for you upstairs. Don't be too long," she added, grinning.

"I promise, love" he answers with his own grin as he deftly starts repopulating the racks...at speed. (^-^)


Allura wrote:

meanwhile, outside the wine cellar.....

"Oh, goodness, I'm absolutely worn out. But in a good way." She yawned. "I think the account books will have to wait, love. Is there anything else that needs tending to before we head upstairs? I'm fairly certain I have a pressing appointment with a feather mattress," she added, grinning.

"Other than the books, just a bit of restocking," he says with a chuckle as he puts an arm around her, then spies an open wine crate by the stairs. "Fortunately for us, one of the boys brought that up before retiring for the evening."

"I'll have this knocked out in a few minutes, if you want to go on up...unless you need a little nightcap first," he says with a wink as he brings the case over to the display racks and starts to fill in the holes from yesterday's business. ;)


Allura wrote:
Devlyn, the Dalesman wrote:


Devlyn shakes his head and laughs.

"Well, you are such a fragile thing, love - you really must take better care of yourself," he gently teases.

"But it's totally up to you. Tonight is a special night, and I can take care of things when we get back if you want to sleep in. Either way, it's covered." ;D

She laughed outright at the thought of herself as a fragile thing.

"You do know how to turn a phrase, my dear. But I think that we've had our fun and we should get back home before one of us turns into a pumpkin," she said with a mischievous wink.

"Sounds good to me," he says with a nod, almost hiding his smile as he waves over their waitress and settles up the tab.

Turning to Rowan as they get up, he says:
"Thanks again for the help tonight, my friend. Are you heading back as well, or are you going to party a little more before the sun comes up?"


Allura wrote:
"Yes, she does seem to be fitting right in. And you're right, of course. A wine shop doesn't run itself, and I'm not as young as I used to be. I do need to indulge in some sleep occasionally," she added with a chuckle.

Devlyn shakes his head and laughs.

"Well, you are such a fragile thing, love - you really must take better care of yourself," he gently teases.

"But it's totally up to you. Tonight is a special night, and I can take care of things when we get back if you want to sleep in. Either way, it's covered." ;D


Making sure to find an out-of-the-way table, Devlyn orders some dinner for everyone, and they enjoy a nice meal and some drinks.

"I think she really likes it here," he says with a smile as Danae wheels her way around the opposite side of the club grounds.

"But I suppose it is getting late, and we do need to be able to get some work done before we open the shop tomorrow..."


"Great. Let's get back before all the good tables vanish!"

The three return to the main area to get a proper sit-down meal and chat.


Once Danae was out of earshot, Devlyn chuckles.

"I haven't seen her that excited about anything in months. Like I said before, love, you're brilliant," as he gives Allura a quick kiss before turning back to Rowan.

"And thanks for finding her before she got herself hip-deep in mischief again, Rowan. It was a cruel and unusual thing to ask of you on your downtime, so I guess we owe you some drinks and a good meal at least..." :)


Danae Magpie wrote:
Devlyn, the Dalesman wrote:

Devlyn returns, coming back down the trail from the Club. He has a bundle tucked under his arm, and a few bits of glitter in his hair. ;P

"Alrighty - after a talk with our dear hostess Alaina, I think I've got a sanity-saving solution for all of us. Since you've been quite taken by the place," as he tosses the bundle to Danae, "she has agreed to let you hang out here - as a (probationary) employee. If she likes your work and you enjoy it, you get to stay on and move up the ranks."

She catches the bundle and clutches it tightly. Her mouth falls open with surprise.

"Wait, really???! You got me a job? I really get to work here?"

"Does this mean I'm not grounded anymore?" she asked grinning widely.

He smiles, a wily look in his eyes.

"Depends on how you define 'grounded', darlin'. You're going to have to hustle to impress Alaina. This place hardly ever slowed down before, and it looks like that hasn't changed. Aaaaand you'll have to deal with the two of us being regulars here," as he nods over to Allura.

"But if you think you're up to the challenge...then the job's yours. You start as soon as you get changed and report to the bar." :)


Devlyn returns, coming back down the trail from the Club. He has a bundle tucked under his arm, and a few bits of glitter in his hair. ;P

"Alrighty - after a talk with our dear hostess Alaina, I think I've got a sanity-saving solution for all of us. Since you've been quite taken by the place," as he tosses the bundle to Danae, "she has agreed to let you hang out here - as a (probationary) employee. If she likes your work and you enjoy it, you get to stay on and move up the ranks."


Danae Magpie wrote:
Devlyn, the Dalesman wrote:
Danae Magpie wrote:

She sighed and bit her her lip.

"This means I'm grounded for even longer, doesn't it?"

Devlyn gets a thoughtful look on his face.

"That's an interesting question. Answer me this: Was following Allura to this place and seeing the sights here worth the...inconvenience...of violating the intent of your grounding?"

"Ummmmmmmm........" She looked at her toes intently.

"But it was so interesting. And I got to meet a goblin, and the old guy was nice enough, and there were new things to explore, and I swear I haven't stolen anything from anybody for a whole hour at least," she said all in one long burst.

Devlyn nods slowly.

"So you think this place has an even more exotic assortment of people than even the Bazaar has. Gotcha - be right back. Wait here."

He steps back into the darkness and Shadow Jumps away for a few minutes...


Irv wrote:

"Who cut the cheese? Never mind, only one thing smells like skunk, and that's skunk. Get us a wash tub, lye soap, baking soda and peroxide. This is going to sting, but Garble, bud, better sting than stink, you my friend; are getting a bath, or you are not getting to the bar."

Irv leaned towards the Dalesman, "Either he can get in there on his own, or we can start a new bar game, Dip the Goblin."

"Having grown up on a farm, I can say with authority that no game involving a skunk ends well. If I were you, I'd just stick with the cleaning. Or get some prestidigitation or cleanse on him." ;)


Danae Magpie wrote:

She sighed and bit her her lip.

"This means I'm grounded for even longer, doesn't it?"

Devlyn gets a thoughtful look on his face.

"That's an interesting question. Answer me this: Was following Allura to this place and seeing the sights here worth the...inconvenience...of violating the intent of your grounding?"


Garble wrote:
The gopblin yelps. "Gah! Shouldsn't sneaking around like it!"

"Huh? Oh, sorry. I come in peace - promise." :)


Danae Magpie wrote:

Danae gulped.

"Ummmmmm......Darn it! I knew I forgot something! Stupid scent ability," she grumbled.

"Oh come on now - it's not like I jumped in and stopped anything. How does that ruin your fun?" a hurt voice asks from the shadows as Devlyn reappears, sparing a quick glance back up the trail to Allura's hiding spot.

"Besides," he adds with a twinkle of mirth in his eyes, "if I was such a fuddy-duddy, I'd be grilling you about being out here with a half-naked man lying on the beach and a goblin. That makes for quite the interesting story..." ;P


Arielle wrote:

She suddenly jumped up.

"Sorry," she said apologetically, "didn't mean to get sand on you. I'm just getting way too warm laying in the sunshine like this. Time for a swim."

She pulled off her chain shirt and skirt and jumped into the water wearing just her bra and panties.

She surfaced, laughing.

"You're allowed to start breathing again now," she teased.

[Kick, Kick]

Nope. I think you just killed him. Ah well, if you're gonna die.... ;D


Rowan Bladesinger wrote:
"Sure, no problem. Always glad to help out a friend. So what does this Danae look like?"
Allura wrote:
"A teenage girl with dark hair and a full set of lockpicks," she answered drily.

"Pretty much, yeah. And since she's seen you with us a few times and thinks a freelancer like yourself is 'cool', you might have a better time with her here than we will. That's my humble hope, anyway..."

"Well, enough babble. Let's get to this so we can all get back to having a nice relaxing evening out, neh?" ;)


Rowan Bladesinger wrote:
"Hey. Something wrong?"

"Nothing major, I think. But we might have need of another good set of eyes and wits, my friend. Danae seems to have slipped out yet again, and managed to find this place. The older gentleman you were talking to earlier seems to have gone off after her. He's more spry than he lets on," Devlyn replies.

"Up for a little beachcombing?" he asks with a winning smile. :D


Allura wrote:
She sighed. "Ah, the joys of trying to raise a pickpocket/escape artist.

"You've got to admit that she's one heck of a prodigy prodigy in that regard," he says with a chuckle as they get up.

Allura wrote:
I suppose we should intervene before she ends up in trouble again..."

"Not sure if we're too late on that mark or not - one of the new arrivals went after her. Through those trees and down towards the beach," he says as he spots Rowan nearby and gives a quick wave.

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