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Re: The lonely journey- Brunhilde
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2020, 09:41:34 pm »
*a couple of dwarfs are seen laughing and grumbling as another is swearing in dwarfen as she is putting on various armors.

"I swear I dont know how you put these damn things on let alone move around in it! How in the hells am I supposed to move around and fight in this?" Brun swears as she tips after losing her balance while standing in some full plate.

Gumbo and Van look on concernedly at first, then start cracking jokes about turtles lying on their backs as Brun tries unsuccessfully trying to roll onto her side to try and get up.

Brun is swearing profusely at first then stops and give the dwarfs helping her the evil eye...then after a moment she starts laughing. Afte calming herself and getting her focus back she swears on last time and rolls over and makes it to her feet. After a moment of getting her bearings she starts too walk around very slowly.

"Aye der ye go Brun! Good on ye. Ye startin ter get de hang of it." Van cajoles.

"Sure enuff...we will make ye a battler yet!" Gumbo chimes in, "Once ye gets the hang of de wearin of de armors we will start swingin dat axe of yers in it an see how ye do."

For the next few weeks Brun is put thru her paces in various sets of armor to get the feel of them and how to assemble and wear them correctly. Being rather intelligent Brun quickly understand the mechanics for the various sorts of armor and their uses. Using them effectively, not so much, but thru diligent practice she slowly starts to get the hang of it. Swinging her battle axe and moving around slowly become more and more easy for her.
 

scifibarbie

Re: The lonely journey- Brunhilde
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2020, 11:09:48 pm »
*sitting  with her back to a tree near the fire in center, a tired dwarf takes up her journal to jot down a few notes ....

Those bloody dwarfs been putting me through my paces of late. But I am making progress, and getting more deft with my weapons training everyday. Armor is a chore, but I see how those two can take a few more hits than I ever could!

I also ran into an old acquaintance. I have only traveled with him a few times in the past, but he is truly a sight to behold in a fight. A battle mage he surely is. We chatted for a bit about things and after hearing about my travails with Gumbo and Van he offered to give me some tips.

We talked at length about how one does not need to be the strongest fighter to be a deadly one. He explained and showed me how being able to move and using the weapon with a bit more finesse I do not need to use so much muscle in order to get the weapon to do it what i need it to do. We discussed individual strategies and also some group ones and how a battlemage can make the most of the Al'Noth to support the party one is traveling with and to make oneself even more perilous in the fight.

Then we sparred. He wanted to see what I had learned....not much in comparison to what he knows become very obvious..I got a few good licks in but I think he was letting me...then he let it go and jumped over my head and whapped my backside before I even had a chance to turn around! That was embarrassing, to say the least..especially as i was pulling my face from the ground around the corner came miss Abi and both of those dwarves. Such perfect timing. Not embarrassing at all.

After I got myself straightened around, dignity somewhat intact, we all chatted a bit. Whether to mollify my feelings or not, it seems they thought I handled myself very well...aside from my face plant. Many jokes about my stout legs and low center of gravity. Comedians...

Anyway, Glitch offered to give me a few lessons whenever we have time, and even miss Abi offered to help me out if need be. She seems to have figured out how to keep armor from interfering with her casting.
 

scifibarbie

Re: The lonely journey- Brunhilde
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2020, 12:52:41 pm »
So those bloody dwarves met me in center the other day and we went a bit of a trainer. I aint no fronter! Get my arse handed to me and the boys got a good laugh. Still, we survived and i held my own.

I swear i will turn Van into an Elf if he keeps it up. :)

Still...im progressing and starting to find my warriors footing.
 
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Re: The lonely journey- Brunhilde
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2020, 10:26:22 am »
Those bloody dwarve's put me up into the the thick of things. All that training has paid off and those giants didn't stand a chance!

Lets go get some fire opals they said...it would be fun they said. Gum said he was gonna go lure one of the weaker ones away fromteh pack...which he did...then Van said there ya go and shoved me face first into it!

Gum was no better, cheering me on saying go get em!

Well..I got him...flipped him on his back like a turtle and finished him off with a quick whack of my hammer. The rest of the fight got messy as his horde came charging after us but they were no match for the 3 of us.

Terrified out of my wits, but I kept my head and we had the day.

Afterwards...Van supplied plenty of ale to celebrate. I hate hangovers.
 
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