Wilds of Northreach

The Slaying of Pöpple-Mann

As told by Nicodemus

Nicodemus Amblecrown and Hoxton Merryweather enter the rusted cup looking as if they had just returned from the wilds

Nicodemus walks to a table in the middle of the cup and stands atop it, moving the mugs of the people seated at the table out of his way. Hoxton having followed Nicodemus to the table stands looking up at Nicodemus confused.

N_(shouting)_: GOOD NEWS PEASANTS, I NICODEMUS AMBLECROWN HAVE SINGLE-HANDEDLY VANQUISHED THE GIANT THAT HAD BEEN KIDNAPPING FARMERS IN THE NIGHT TO THE NORTH-EAST. reaches into pack to hold aloft a severed giants toe AND HERE IS THE PROOF.

Hoxton realizing what was going on jumps on the table with Nicodemus

H: Yes yes and, he was lucky to have me there to help him. He would have bitten the big one without my assistance.

Nicodemus looks to Hoxton and opens his mouth to say something before he is interrupted by someone in the bar.

NPC: You two are full of shit. You probably just found that on the ground somewhere or bought it from the oddities shop.

N (incredulously):EXCUSE ME COMMONER? YOU DOUBT MY CLAIMS?
NPC: Damn right.
N: THEN ALLOW ME TO TELL YOU THE STORY OF HOW I –
H (cutting of N): we
N (Looking at Hoxton then back to the bar): I SLEW THE BEAST. AFTER HEARING THE RUMORS OF THE WRETCHED THING IN THE WILDERNESS I –
H (cutting of N): we
N (Looking at Hoxton then back to the bar): I SET OFF THROUGH THE WILDS TO TRY AND TRACK IT DOWN. FROM ANY ORDINARY TRACKER OR MISGUIDED, WOULD BE, HERO THE FOUL THINGS LAIR WOULD BE ALL BUT IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND BUT I, THE GREAT NICODEMUS AMBLECROWN, EASILY MANAGED TO FIND IT. I SAW THAT-
H (cutting of N): we
N (Looking at Hoxton then back to the bar): I SAW THAT IT HAD KIDNAPPED SEVERAL PEOPLE AND WAS HOLDING THEM HOSTAGE IN HIS LAIR. OUTRAGED BY THE GAUL OF THIS SIMPLE GIANT I VALIANTLY CHARGED FORWARD, LEAPT UP, AND WITH ONE MIGHTY BLOW TO THE TOP OF HIS HEAD, CAVED IN THE GIANTS SKULL.
H (looking visibly more annoyed now): Hey don’t take all the credit, I was there too.
N: YES YOU DID A GOOD JOB OF HELPING ME MOVE THE PETRIFIED PRISONERS AND CARRY BACK THE STAFF. past Hoxton condescendingly on the head

Enter Henry Fisher

N: AND THAT’S HOW I KILLED THE GIANT.
Henry: Oh ye be tellin’ the story already? pulls out the giants tooth Did’ja tell ’em bout how
the nasty bugger turned ye into a statue when he touched ye his staff?
N: UHHHH
Henry: Or about how our brave friend Hoxton over lost ’is grip on his blade, and took a chunk outa yer hair while ye were a statue?

Nicodemus feels the side of his head where a chunk of his long blond hair is missing, and shock spreads over his face like he hadn’t yet noticed

H (defensively): Hey it wasn’t like that ….
N: YES ITS IS TRUE HENRY HERE HELPED A LITTLE WITH KILLING THE GIANT.
Henry (Sarcastically): Aye I helped ye kill the big nasty Henry sits down at his usual table and waves to Sunray (Ray) for an ale

After a few beats pass both Nicodemus and Hoxton join henry at the table

End Scene

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