The Great Library of Palanthas

An Aesthetic shows you to a small reading room.

Stories of Ansalon from the view of Firewyne.

A little gully dwarf runs by and says 'Wordwrap Off 65 80.'
The gully continues 'Eyes hurt? Turn Color OFF!! (regular story dates)

Astinus says 'Enter the main library here to view only the author list.'
Astinus gently places a worn tome on the table in front of you.
You note the spine bears the word 'Firewyne' scribed in yellow ink.

Author:    Firewyne       
Date:      Fri Nov 27 22:36:36 2009
Subject     Silk & Shadows

 Stoner Jack a local snitch in Neraka gave no information to anyone for
free. You have to buy it from him or beat it out until his blood can write
it. Firewyne Forsyth choose the latter, now punches and jabs will not do the
trick you have to be creative. Stoner Jack lost his nails from previous
beating and it hasn't grown back. He lost an eyeball already so it will be
no use pulling the other makes Stoner useless at what he's good at. Cutting
his tongue out will make it harder to get want you want. Breaking his legs
will only slow down future transactions. Fire, water, air and earth the
elements wont do anything to scare Stoner Jack. He got burn marks, cuts and
bruises and even got buried alive. So what do you do with someone who went
through hell and back many times if you don't have the cash?. 

Tied to a chair Stoner Jack felt comfortable after Firewyne gave him a
beating to wet his appetite. She poured sewer sludge at him for soup Stoner
just laugh at her and called her amatuer. He got gagged for that but you can
still see a hint of a smile in his already stretched out mouth. Frustrated
Firewyne sat on a corner behind the tied snitch thinking what else she can
do. Silently she prayed to Takhisis for some inspiration and somehow it
uplifted her spirits to continue the task at hand. She walked in front of
the tied snitch and looked him in the eye. "Harming you wont hurt you cuz'
your dead inside already" she stated flatly. "What if I make you want to
live? want life more huh?" she softly said and almost teasingly. Stoner Jack
raised and eyebrow and was slightly confused not knowing what she meant. 
Firewyne pulled the gag off so Stoner could speak, "You have nothing on me you skank! Takhisis got nothing on me!" he screamed then laughed until he coughed.

to be continued...

Author:    Firewyne       
Date:      Fri Nov 27 23:49:35 2009
Subject     Silk & Shadows : Continued

Firewyne left Stoner for awhile and went to the adjacent room. She was gone
for quite sometime Stoner doze of to sleep. Stoner Jack was a former nerakan
soldier and was trained both body and mind on how to handle torture in case
he was ever caught by the enemy. His connections goes as far as Taladas and
made dealings with minotaur pirates. His ears even goes underground to the
dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin. He is probably considered the Astinus of the
black market and knows who, what and where about shady events. There are
probably other people looking for him now and Firewyne better be done with
him fast or she will be in trouble. Stoner knows this for sure, and he knows
the little girl can't just let him go. He needs the cash if only Firewyne
has it her business with him is done but the skank does not have it and they
both have to go through with this. Stoner woke up from his sleep and looked
around the small room thinking how to escape his bonds and escaping. 

He manage the ropes easily everyone in the business knows how to do this if
left alone and given time. Stoner surveyed the room and found that it was
walled up from top to bottom the doors rusty but made of iron and thick wood
the place looks like a long forgotten jail dungeon. The place stank of earth
and the air thin, Stoner can tell that he was underground but where?. There
are many houses and soldier posts in Neraka that have their own jail room
this one probably belong to an old Nerakan soldier bunker. He went for the
door and saw that the hinges are well preserved probably maintained by the
skank. If he has any tool he can work the door or the walls but found
nothing useful not even the chair and rope he sat and tied with. 

Looking at the chair and rope a plan formed in his mind for an escape he smiled evilly the dirty skank bastard will pay.

to be continued...

Author:    Firewyne       
Date:      Sun Nov 29 23:54:41 2009
Subject     Silk & Shadows : End

Firewyne returned to the docks hurrying back to her captive Stoner Jack.
She went down a trap door, turned a corridor to her right then after a few
steps opened a grate on the floor. She slowly went down the sewers made her
way following secret directions to the hidden dungeons. Reaching the room
where she held Stoner Jack she peered at a sighting hole and saw him sitting
head low over his chest. Firewyne unlocks the door and opened it then
casually walks towards the sitting Stoner Jack. 

Firewyne raise her right foot preparing to kick Stoner but when she was
about to Stoner grabbed her feet. Surprised, Stoner yank her feet back and
down she went on the cold wet floor. Stoner not letting go of her right foot
turned her to her front then jumped sat on her back pushing her down with
all his weight. Firewyne squirmed and wiggled but Stoner was so strong and
heavy she was helpless. Stoner then yanked at her hair then slammed her face
on the stone floor she was out in an instant. 

Cold water splashed on Firewyne's bloodied face she woke up with a headache.
She found herself tied to the chair and Stoner standing in front of her
holding an empty bucket and a full grin. "You are pretty I can sell you to a
slaver for a good price" he said, "Call this all even" he then chuckled.
Firewyne raised her head "Takhisis curse you!" she spat back twisting her
arms and feet trying to loosen the tight bonds. "Then again what good will
that do for us?" he asked then squatted in front of Firewyne checking the
bonds. "Let me go and we will make a deal" She said firmly looking straight
to his eyes. "You have to prove to me that I can trust you and none of this
kidnapping and torture anymore" he said back then stood and turned away.
"Agreed, we are even in that point and lets start again shall we?" she
purred. A few momment of silence while Stoner thinks, "You know where to
find me and be sure to bring me what I want! lets keep it simple" he said
lastly. "Another thing...make sure your somebody in your group I don't deal
with vagrants, makes things easier for me to find you" Stoner nod at
Firewyne then walked out of the room. 

Firewyne has no real intentions of joining "The Gang" formally but it seems
she has to if she will be in business with the underworld for a long time. A
lot of things pass hands faster illegaly in the underworld network and
information is one of them and information is what she needs. She wiggled
once more but to no avail, Stoner was good at rope use she would have to pop
her shoulder joint to loosen her bonds. Not an easy thing to do but glad
that she learned it and knows how to properly execute it. After sometime she
managed to escape, rotated her arms and feeling it snap back into place
without any problems. Firewyne brushed herself up checked her things looked
around the small room sigh then walked out. 

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