IC Metamorphosis Alpha

Unka Josh

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#41
Well, the mud-worms looked popular... Heath let Liel do the talking as she ate one. She did prefer her fish cooked, when possible, but the grubs she's eaten (most of them when she was wandering, tribe-less) were fine raw, so this should be the same.
 

DavetheLost

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The fish is delicious. the mud-worms may be a bit of an acquired taste, but it is not a hard taste to acquire. They have a tang to them that is different to the foods you are used to.

The amphibians dig into the offered red meat with gusto. "This is a treat. We do not often get land meat."

"We do not know why the river is drying up. In the memory of our people such a thing has never happened. The river is our home and our refuge. It is where we go when danger comes. Without it we are soft and easy food. We hide in the mud at the bottom of the deep pools and wait till bad things go away."

The amphibians are friendly folk, given to laughter and joking. They are happy to trade with you, offering fish, mud-worms and woven baskets.

As the night draws on you notice that they do not build a fire, although they do not seem worried by this. The evening is pleasantly warm, so you do not need it for heat. They offer rush mats for sleeping on when it is time to sleep.
 

MonsterMash

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#44
Heindiss takes fish rather than a worm and uses a knife to cut away its scales and skin to start eating it.

"Maybe we have time to smoke some fish before we travel as otherwise it will spoil".
 

Unka Josh

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#45
"A shame we probably don't have enough salt," said Heath. "These worms would be very nice salted for later. Smoked might work, too... they're good and meaty."
 

tomas

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#46
We do not know why the river is drying up. In the memory of our people such a thing has never happened. The river is our home and our refuge. It is where we go when danger comes. Without it we are soft and easy food. We hide in the mud at the bottom of the deep pools and wait till bad things go away."
"Do you know of other tribes or peoples living further upstream? Our people have never traveled past this point."
 

DavetheLost

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"We do not know what lies further upstream. We have not travelled far from this place.We have what we need here and are content."
"if you would like to smoke some of the fish to take with you, you are most welcome to build a fire and do so. I am sorry we have no salt."

You may dry and smoke a quantity of fish and worms sufficient for several days travel. It will supplement your rations from home nicely. The amphibians are pleasant, but simple company. they do not seem to have any more information that will help you on your quest. they tell you that you will be welcome to stay with them again.
 

Unka Josh

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#48
"We thank you for your hospitality, then," said Heath. "And with luck, we'll bring the water back to us both soon enough."
 

RoadScholar

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#49
Llel offers trade before they go...anything odd or seemingly useless the Riverfolk may have found...shiny stones, bird feathers or any other objects they may have tucked away. He also negotiates for any poison remedies they might have that he doesn't. He is careful not to shake hands.
 
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