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  1. #1
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    Thursday Coffee and Tea of Repair

    Ilisdor sat amazed at the progress that had been made. The dwarves Gombur had called in had really been put to good work repairing up the building itself and making it look like a dwelling. Paint was applied by the bucketful. Sometimes straight from the bucket. Windows were replaced. And then cracked, and then replaced again. New tables, chairs, and stools had their durability tested (aka, were flopped into and on top of with reckless abandon by dwarves). The hobbit pastry had to dragged back into the Coffee House a couple of times as he tried to flee in terror, but as afternoon started to come, the dwarves slowed down and the were starting to take up chairs to tell stories and drink coffee. Very, very black coffee. The only two dwarves not joining the circle quite yet were Gombur and the chief engineer who were standing around the old stone fireplace, arguing the merits of turning the fireplace into a forge for dual purposes. As he happily munched on a scone, Ilisdor smiled at knowing when the dwarves left tomorrow, the Coffee House would be well on its way to returning to old form. Hopefully, some old and new friends would begin to come in and find themselves a pastry and a drink and just decide to stay.

    ~~~~~~~

    Good morning, all! It was great to Welby sneak in here! And was that a little Welby he had with him?!! Excellent news! Please do stop by again soon.

    It's a beautiful morning, as ever, here on the left coast. So grab a tea or coffee or whatever suits you and stop right in. With any luck, Gombur will stop by and tell us a story from the old Coffee House days.
    Ilisdor - Button-pusher, Adult, Cookie-Nommer, Grounded, Botherer of Delaney
    Saphirien - Hunter, Westfold Jeweler, Master of the Guild (65) Artwulf - Captain, Up and coming Woodworker (42)
    Lawrandir - Rune Keeper, Lazy Scholar (75) Rosegold II - Minstrel (16, RP)




    This quote has been removed because I am no longer a fan of the person I was quoting. Thank you. -ShadowTH Management

  2. #2
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    A tall, thoughtful-looking woman dressed in haphazard robes enters quietly. Her hair is carelessly pulled back in a practical knot, with a few flame-colored tendrils escaping to dance in a breeze that seems to come from nowhere and everywhere at once. She sighs contentedly, and sets to work cleaning up after the construction crews, righting chairs and sweeping up masonry dust and mud knocked loosed from heavy dwarven boots. At the heavy stone fireplace, she waits for an approving nod from the dwarven engineer for permission, then gets a fire started and looks around for her favorite overstuffed wingback chair. She pulls it out from under its dust cover in the corner, and sinks into it like she is greeting an old friend.

    Thank you. It's good to be home.
    Last edited by GweannDarkslayer; Jul 21 2016 at 02:49 PM. Reason: Darn that stray comma! How'd that get there!
    Never try to teach a troll to sing. It frustrates you and annoys the troll.
    "If worlds are to collide,..let us do so together!"--Welby

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by GweannDarkslayer View Post
    A tall, thoughtful-looking woman dressed in haphazard robes enters quietly. Her hair is carelessly pulled back in a practical knot, with a few flame-colored tendrils escaping to dance in a breeze that seems to come from nowhere and everywhere at once. She sighs contentedly, and sets to work cleaning up after the construction crews, righting chairs and sweeping up masonry dust and mud knocked loosed from heavy dwarven boots. At the heavy stone fireplace, she waits for an approving nod from the dwarven engineer for permission, then gets a fire started and looks around for her favorite overstuffed wingback chair. She pulls it out from under its dust cover in the corner, and sinks into it like she is greeting an old friend.

    Thank you. It's good to be home.
    Gweann!! It is so good to see you! Several old friends have been stopping by. In a week or so, once we start to have a regular crowd, we can start doing updates on where everyone has been and what has changed for everyone. And hopefully in the midst of that, we will meet fun, new people as well.
    Ilisdor - Button-pusher, Adult, Cookie-Nommer, Grounded, Botherer of Delaney
    Saphirien - Hunter, Westfold Jeweler, Master of the Guild (65) Artwulf - Captain, Up and coming Woodworker (42)
    Lawrandir - Rune Keeper, Lazy Scholar (75) Rosegold II - Minstrel (16, RP)




    This quote has been removed because I am no longer a fan of the person I was quoting. Thank you. -ShadowTH Management

  4. #4
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    [posting as Leyta]

    She stepped in during the afternoon break, looking around with narrowed eyes. A large tabby looked up at her. "Mrrr" it said quizzically. The lady looked down with ice blue eyes that matched her outfit. "I guess the rumors are true, Graupel," she replied. The cat nodded and made its own way into the room to go curl by the fire as his mistress decided what to do. There had been some cleaning but still dust lay everywhere and probably would be for a month as the place slowly came back to it's former self. But it was back. Home. Well as much a home as she had ever had at times. It had been a safe space to come to. To recover from the road. To have a laugh, sing a song. But mostly to relax. She gave a sigh that said that she was glad to be back to a place she thought gone forever.

    She wandered around the room, touching this spot on the wall, that place on the counter, memories coming back from the deep recesses. She paused by the counter and pulled out a small glass vial with a dropper. 'Squirrel eye drops', she thought with a smile playing at her lips and she placed the tiny bottle on it's old spot and knew the world was one step closer to be right again. Finally, she made her way to the fire. "Hi again," she said to those already there, "is there any coffee left?"
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    alts: Aymie, Wrd 61 | Willie, Hnt 28 | Io, Grd 55 | Leyta, Lm 44 | Sharise, Brg 38

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    Welby stood in amazement as he witnessed dwarf after dwarf putting hammer to nail, mortar to stone, and by golly, sweat to beard.
    Little Bel'Zonn let out a bellowing coo as only a three month old dwarf may.

    "Aye, Lad. Ye like the sound of that. That is hard work. Flesh to finish. But what now? A whimper, a furled brow. Why so?"

    A soft shadow, even under the summer's harsh sun, past near the two still outside . Welby let out a smirk as he unpacked a few things from the wagon he intended to help decorate the CoffeeHouse with.

    " Ah,..you see them do you, Bel'Zonn. Those are Elves. And here, you'll be seeing your share along with other oddities of Middle-Earth. But leave your reservations out here, Lad. For inside we are all friendly. Mahal gives us the strength. And the Coffee gives us the rest."

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    Been an age. Feels good to be sure. Good to see you Shadow, Gweann, iktomi.
    Welby is a father, correct, as of 3 months ago. It's a ride !

    Can't remember last time I logged in to Lotro, but I can never uninstall it! This certainly makes me want to at least patch the updates and see where I was!
    Let's get more in here!
    A memory lane party!




    Welby in a cart, circa 2008
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  6. #6
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    Congrats to you and the Mrs, Welby. Parenthood is a hell of a ride, but I've always loved the roller coaster.
    We have just made new characters, and are working our way through the intro with our youngest daughter, seeing things through new eyes. It's pretty cool.
    Never try to teach a troll to sing. It frustrates you and annoys the troll.
    "If worlds are to collide,..let us do so together!"--Welby

 

 

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