Shaden and Maxyzne Captured
The half-orcs are drunk
Shad and Maxyzne are captured
For gnolls easy prize
Wherein Shaden and Maxyzne are captured
Maxyzne stumbled from The Red Door and Shaden stumbled out moments after.
"Maxyzne, wait…it wasn’t what you think…"
His voice trailed off as she meandered across the bridge at one point almost falling off and into the river. Maxyzne had given Shaden enough second chances; she was through with him.
There were two guards on duty that evening and both were new to their tasks and were quite young.
Blain, the older of the two called out to the drunken half-orc maiden, "Hold woman. It is after curfew. You’d best be heading back to your lodgings or we will have to take you to the joal."
Maxyzne did her best to saunter up to the young man (which wasn’t very good in her current state and looked more like a ramble) and when she was close enough to breath in his face she snarled an odiously, drunkenly foul breath upon him, "If you ever want to have youn’uns. You’ll hold your tongue and let me though that gate and then go about your business forgetting you ever saw me," and then she reached down and with surprising ease given her inebriated state grabbed his family jewels and gave them just enough of a squeeze to show him that she meant what she said.
The other guard started to draw his club thinking to defend his companion, but Blain motioned for him to but the weapon away realizing that he was in a very delicate position, "Certainly. We are protecting the city and don’t need to keep you here if you don’t want to be. Karl, open the gate, but be quick about it and discrete."
Maxyzne smiled and as she let go of the guard whispered, "Maybe I’ll come back some day and help you relax that polearm I found hiding between those rocks down there." At which point Blain turned to assist his fellow guardsman.
Within a few minutes of closing the gates, Shaden came up on the guardsmen and after a similar encounter got them to let him venture forth into the evening wilderness following after his ex-girlfriend.
They crashed through the wooded underbrush for nearly an hour trying to avoid or catch the other as the case may be. Eventually, Shaden was able to catch up to Maxyzne when she stopped to pee and finish the bottle of ale that she had taken from the inn.
Shaden tried to start, "Maxyzne…"
She cut him off, "Don’t speak."
He waited for her to say something more. He was about to say something when she held up her hand to shush him. This happened two more time before she finally continued, "You and me, we used to be together everyday. I really feel that I’m losing my best friend and I can’t believe that this could be the end. It looks as though you’re letting go and if its real…well, I don’t want to know…"
Shaden started to interrupt, "Maxyzne…"
She growled and her eyes flared in anger, "Don’t speak! I know what you’re saying so please stop explaining. I know what you’re thinking. I don’t need your reasons."
Again Shaden was about to speak, but before he could, Maxyzne held up her hand and whispered, "Hush…"
Suddenly, the two of them were surrounded by a tribe of gnolls. Had the two of them been sober and not surprised the gnolls would have been dead within minutes. As it was the battle was still quick but the outcome was decidedly in the opposite outcome. The two half-orcs hardly damaged the gnolls before they were rendered unconscious, for truthfully, they were nearly unconscious when the gnolls found them.
Bound and gagged, the two were dragged off to the gnolls’ base camp to await whatever fate should find them there.