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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Kivutar » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:45 am

Cuiying looks at Fuli.

"I don't know," she says, uncertainly. "I don't think anyone's down there, but..." she trails off. The five all look at each other.

Cuiying turns to Xi. "Well, you'd better be off now. You're supposed to be collecting wood, and we wouldn't want to get you in trouble!" The boy looks a little disappointed, but he scampers off.

Fuli is lighting a little lamp, which she hands to her brother, but he shakes his head. "I'll go without, then Zaitian can follow me with it. No sense waiting any longer."

He starts down the ladder.
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby CarrieVS » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:59 am

While the first two prepare to go down into the cave, Xufeng quietly picks through the leaf litter and twigs around the nearby trees until he finds a stout fallen branch. Better than no weapon at all, just in case it should come to that.
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Scarik » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:06 am

The passage is narrow for a few steps then it widens out and comes to a crossway. This is probably what Xi was refering to when he talked about sledding since they can see daylight dimly coming from the upward passage. The downward one looks like it was expanded to form a pantry. It even has a few barrels and sacks of grain stashed away in it.

More interesting is that right as Zaitian comes to the fork a voice from a ledge to the right and a few chi above goes, "Oh, you aren't the Hui's at all!"

Looking up there is a weathered man of around 50 holding a rather heavy looking stone.
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Kivutar » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:27 am

Everyone is stunned for a moment. Cuiying is the first to recover.

"Are you Doctor Hua Tuo?"
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Scarik » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:40 am

The man is himself confused for a moment but even in the dark its pretty obvious he is looking at officials of some kind by their robes.

"Indeed I am indeed Yuanhua*, but I should say it is quite rude of you youngsters to ask my name without giving your own."

He does put down the stone though and sits on the ledge so he is closer to eye level.

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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Ladki96 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:31 pm

Leaving Cuiying to explain themselves and reassure the suspicious doctor, Zaitian goes back to the entrance to give the all-clear.

"It's only Dr. Hua inside! Let us introduce ourselves"


When there is no immediate ambush after a few steps, Zaitian turns back and calls in the darkness.

"It's alright Xufeng, bring in the lamp!"

Cuiying, Xufeng and Zaitian are there when the doctor surprises them.
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Kivutar » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:57 pm

Cuiying turns red. Hastily, he apologizes and introduces himself and his companions.

"The army sent us to find you," he finishes. "Were the Huis after you? We heard them planning to assassinate an officer as well."
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Scarik » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:18 pm

Dr. Hua nods and accepts the apology then jumps down from the ledge with surprising agility. Up close it becomes obvious that he is in extremely good health and quite strong.

"The Huis are merchants from Nan Pi with too much interest in narcotic plants and potions. Elder Ma warned me as I was passing through that they were coming on an errand from a bandit to the north so I came up here to wait them out."

"Now what would the army want with me? Have you not enough healers among you already?"
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby CarrieVS » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:14 am

Xufeng had put his stick down as soon as the doctor identified himself. He speaks up,

"Indeed, Doctor, there are healers with the army, but our master's friend is gravely ill after the recent battle at Ping Yuan, and he fears that none of them are skilled enough to save him. So knowing of the famous Yuanhua, he has sent us to find you and beg you to come and heal Captain Wei."
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Ladki96 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:29 pm

"You'll be rewarded well, and we'll escort you on the way. You will be protected." ^^
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Scarik » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:33 pm

Hua Tuo doesn't look convinced.

"I try to avoid politics, especially in times of unrest like these," but then he grimaces, "I suppose though that its better than hiding from gangsters in a cave."
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Kivutar » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm

"Captain Wei's injuries are beyond the army doctors!" says Cuiying. "Our master says he battled with a spirit, and has been unconscious ever since. Even Master Du has no idea what to do, and he is a powerful sorcerer. You are his last hope!"
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Scarik » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:43 am

"Hmmm," he hums while he considers then says to himself, "This could be useful to my treatise..."

"Very well, young man, though unless you have fast horses we will have to wait until dark to escape the Huis."
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Ladki96 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:11 pm

"We do, don't worry," says Zaitian. They have their master and his friend's horses.

The trio and the doctor leave the cave and meet with Fuli and Bitong waiting outside. They are surprised before things are quickly explained. The officers decide to leave for Ping Yuan immediately.

Fuli and Hua Tuo share the fastest one, with the others riding not far behind.
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Re: [Fate RP] Romance of the Three Kingdoms: CE184

Postby Scarik » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:10 pm

They leave the cave the way they entered and pick their way back down the hill. The path is hidden from view by the trees until they get to the last part of the slope.

Here it is still too steep and rocky to ride and so it takes a few minutes to get to the bottom by which time they have surely been spotted.

When they hit level ground they fly as fast as they can away...
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