Post by LordStripetail on Aug 26, 2009 0:45:36 GMT -5
"you have a lot of fight in you" Stripetail said, coming up to her. "that young mouselad was proclaiming your victory for the entire area to hear. when one loses their vision, one does not lose their abilities, they simply rely on their other senses to make up for their missing sense.. and your skills are quite formidable..
"Yes, I'm afraid he found my victory in the ring to be more amazing than what it really was. The reason why I am here is to test the skills that I have honed in the 20 seasons since my sight was taken. Last night you said that I was a preformer and was part of a traveling troup. I was at one point. My mother was a dancer and my father was a highly acomplashed spear fighter. They both taught me their trades, now I am here to test my skills." Gitana answered as she put the sheath back on the spear head.
Post by LordStripetail on Aug 26, 2009 19:27:37 GMT -5
My parents were servants of a great Lord in lands far from here, named Aestorica. I managed to become a landowner, a lord, when I was very young..I have not been home to my lands for many seasons, prefering to explore the world. one day I will reeturn to Aestorica, and resume ruling my homeland, but that is many seasons off..I often wonder if the people will remember me it has been so long.." Stripetail shook his head, "Forgive me, you have put me in a reflective mood..:
"There is no harm in reflecting on the past." Gitana said as she got up, "I do it often myself. There are times that I wonder where I would be if the events that had happened that long ago night had not happened. I suppose if the attack had never happened I would still be with the troup."
For a moment Gitana let her thoughts wander back to that fateful night. How would things have been different? she wondered. Would she have stayed with the troup anyway or would she have gone off on her own to seek out a new troup or would she have eventually fallen in love and settled down to have a family. These were things that would never be. In the moments that she was lost in her own thoughts she did not hear the group that was coming up behind her.
"Oi, riverdog! You just playin' at being blind or somethin' casue no half wit blind riverdog could have possibly beat my brother Loki." someone barked at Gitana.
Loki, being suported by a weasel and a ferret, and accompanied by a slightly larger fox. Loki was still in the process of coming back around because his head still lolled to one side and he did not seem to be entirely coherent.
"I play at nothing, sir." Gitana replied calmly as she turned to face her accuser. "I says you're bluffin'." shouted the big dog-fox as he shuved Gitana.
Gitana did not expect the fox to shuve her and stumbled backward from the force, falling to the ground...
Post by LordStripetail on Aug 28, 2009 15:47:35 GMT -5
So its a fight you're after" stripetail replied. "settle it in the ring, those are the rules. ' be grateful she didn't kill him, as my friend Graf did to his opponent.." He said, Helping Gitana to her feet., and nodding at Loki. ' he'll live to see the rest of his seasons..'
"An' what if I don't want to settle it in the ring, old brush tail. What ifin' I want to settle it right here and now with this cheatin' riverdog that says she's blind." sneered the dog-fox. "Thank you, Stripetail, but let me handle this on my own please." Gitana said as she got to her feet. "If you want proof that I am as I say then I will show you otherwise I will only fight you in the ring." "You're naught but a coward then." the dog-fox laughed.
By ths time a small crowd had started to gather to see if there was going to an unautherized fight. Gitana could feel them pressing in as they jostled to see her and Loki's brother.
"I won't bow to you're taunting, fox. I'll be waiting for you at the ring." Gitana said as she picked up her bag and turned to leave. "Don't you turn you're back on me! No one turns their back on Doron and lives." Loki's brother shouted angrily as he drew his sword and stuck towards Gitana's unprotected back..
Post by LordStripetail on Aug 28, 2009 16:48:30 GMT -5
Stripetail swung his staff and deflected the blade away from Gitana. "So you use the cowards move! Attack when their back is turned!" He saids his eyes alight with anger. ' you fight fairly , or be called a coward yourself! Settle this in the ring with Gitana, as it should be settled! i have no wish to fight you young dog-fox, but if you insist in continuing this provocation, i will have no choice. I must defend the honor of my friends"
Post by Zerstorung on Aug 29, 2009 10:31:49 GMT -5
One particular member of the crowd, a rather young ferret, was standing behind Doran, watching like everyone else. After a bit, he began to wonder if he should join the fray, but was deciding against it. He changed his mind, and made his way towards the fox, drawing his dagger.
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2009 11:06:49 GMT -5 by Zerstorung
Gitana was taken aback momentarily by Doron's attack and by Stripetail's intervention. She soon regained her composure, turning to face Doron once more.
"Which is it that irritates you more, Doron? The fact that I defeated your brother or the fact that I am blind." she said snidely, trying to goade Doron's ego. "Either way I will not fight you outside of the ring unless you give me no choice but to defend myself. I'm sure that there are many that would greatly enjoy seeing us square off in the ring."
For a moment Doron let his sword tip sink towards the ground as he thought about Gitana's words. In truth he did not want to face her in the ring because he did not want the large scale humiliation of being defeated by a blind otter. Soon, his ego got the better of him at the tempting thought of defeating Gitana infront of a large crowd. He had heard the young mouse proclaim her victory throughout the encampment. How fitting it would be for him to be the one to cause her fall from glory.
"Ye have a point there with that last bit, riverdog. I will meet you in the ring." Doron laughed, he would enjoy bringing down Gitana infront of the crowd.
At that agreement, Gitana turned once more and headed towards the ring. This time though she was listening for someone to come up behind her...
Post by LordStripetail on Aug 29, 2009 14:25:34 GMT -5
Stripetail Moved to accompany her as they made thier way towards the ring. "Be careful with this one, he has size, and although he's not particularly smart, he has brawn.he knows how to use a blade at any rate" He said to her in a low tome of voice. "You can beat him, as you did his brother, but be careful Gitana.. "