FFXIV RP Transcript | “Jorun, Firk, and Orph: Surgery and Dinner” | 2017-12-25

Date: 2017-12-25
Locations:
Shirogane, «Horde» free company estate

Players: Jorun Iwata, Orphaniel Bunansa, Firkmann Lalaralza


[After the events in Scorpion’s Crossing, the group parts ways and Jorun takes Firk and Orphaniel to Kugane by airship, and then to Shirogane by ferry. The three arive on the dock.]


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks around.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Well, here we are you two. Shirogane, home of our ragtag group of adventurers.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks at Jorun and shivers a bit. “Are we in the Shroud?”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “No, we’re very far away from the Shroud. We’re in a far eastern Hingan Island.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks around.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “You’ll be safe here.”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “Do you really think the kid will be safe here?” Firk spoke not really knowing the area.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata places a hand softly on Orphaniel Bunansa’s shoulder “I promise there’s nobody here that would hurt you. The only person I don’t trust on this island right now is standing to my right.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “If we are in La Noscea,” Orphaniel says in a tiny, quiet voice, “then I don’ think we are safe at all…” He gives a worried expression, and begins to hold a bruised left arm.
Orphaniel Bunansa shows his concern to Jorun Iwata.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “We aren’t even in Eorzea, nobody could possibly know whatever troubled history you have. If any of those Brass Blades did pick up our trail, they will have to go through plenty of my men to get to you.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “C’mon let me show you around, you can be the judge of how safe it is here if you don’t trust me.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa nods slowly.
Orphaniel Bunansa looks back at Firkmann, watching him a bit.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata looks at Firkmann Lalaralza ” You okay with that, big guy?”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “Yeah,” Firkman looks away, “I hope we weren’t tracked, but I’m not sure. I just feel off about this.”
Firkmann Lalaralza gazes upon Orphaniel Bunansa in deep reflection.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa pats at the tattered bottoms he is wearing. Old bruises cover his legs and his arms. His face appears fine, however, and his shirt looks new.
Orphaniel Bunansa shows his concern to Firkmann Lalaralza.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “When we arive at the estate house, I’ll make sure all your wounds are properly treated.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa performs an Eastern greeting for Jorun Iwata.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata nods to Orphaniel Bunansa.
Jorun Iwata: “Shall we be on our way then?”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “I’m sure I’m just imagining it though, don’t worry.” Firk said more to himself. “As soon as I see where we are headed the better.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa shrugs at Firkmann Lalaralza.
Orphaniel Bunansa looks back at Jorun expectantly.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “I’ll walk you through the market, you can see how friendly everyone here is.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa stops to look at all the festive decorations.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata grins “Oh, you like those?”
Jorun Iwata: “Today’s the Starlight Festival.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa nods slowly. “I don’ get to go outside anymore. I don’ think I saw any of this since I lived in Limsa Lominsa…”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Everyone exchanges gifts and eats huge meals as friends and family.”



Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Have you always been alone? Never celebrated any holidays?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “Some of my masters had decorations and lots of fancy food…”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Masters? Did you never have any family or friends to spend time with?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks a little somber and pensive as he shakes his head silently.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata saddens by hearing that. “That’s going to change very soon then, today even!”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa appears stiff.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “hmm shall we continue?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa climbs the stairs one step at a time.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Need some help?”
Jorun Iwata: “I had the same issues when i was young. Wish i had had someone to help me back then.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “See? Plenty of friendly people from all over.”
Jorun Iwata points.
Jorun Iwata: “They’re from the cold reaches of Ishgard.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “People from Ishgard are nice people?” Orphaniel peeps up.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Uhh, well some of them aren’t too fond of outsiders.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa fails to understand Jorun Iwata.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Most of them can be the nicest and most helpful people around.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “C’mon, something i wanna show you.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks at Firkmann Lalaralza and panic!


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza scoops up Orph in his brutish arms carrying him up the stairs. “Here.”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata breathes in a deep breath feeling the cold air in his lungs.
Jorun Iwata: “Isn’t it beautiful?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks around.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: Letting Orph down at the top of the stairs he continues on following silently.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “I usually spend hours out here just fishing or meditating. It’s very tranquil.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “In the cold?!”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “It’s not normally this cold here, it warms up a lot in the summer moons.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa seems to be having a hard time enjoying the view, as he holds his arms and shivers.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata slightly touches Orphaniel Bunansa’s cheek. “Oh no, you’re freezing out here. I’m sorry, i was’t even thinking. Lets go warm up inside.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa has resorted to finishing the stairs on his hands as well as his feet.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Almost there, I promise”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: Getting impatient again grabs Orph partway up the stairs. Bringing him up.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “just carry him up these last ones, Firk. He’s freezing out here”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “I should just toss him up there.” Firk grabbed Orph again making a motion as if he was going to throw him. “Here we go!”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks at Firkmann Lalaralza and panics!
Orphaniel Bunansa cries out. “Noo, noooo!”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata Runs toward Firkmann Lalaralza, ready to use his famous headbutt again.” Don’t you dare.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa squirms in fear, struggling to get free.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “He’s bruised and freezing. Do it and i’m turning you into the Brass Blades.”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: Stops and sighs, “Fine…” Sets Orph on his shoulder, “It was just a joke.” He smirked starting up the stairs with the child on his shoulder.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata nods, glaring at Firk.


Kitah Lodestone FaceKitah Lunaris waves to Jorun Iwata.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa is annoyed with Firkmann Lalaralza.


Kitah Lodestone FaceKitah Lunaris waves to Firkmann Lalaralza.
Kitah Lunaris waves to Orphaniel Bunansa.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Home, sweet home. Let’s get inside.”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “Here?” He kept the Orph on his shoulder walking in.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Welcome. I hope it is to your liking.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks around.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Do you like it?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa begins studying the area around him with an unusual amount of effort, as he walks about with a slight limp.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “It’s a lot nicer than the barracks,” he mused.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa kneels down a bit and looks under the seats.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “You see something?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa shakes his head.
Orphaniel Bunansa looks around.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “I told you, nobody here that wants to hurt you.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa returns to Jorun. “What do I haf’ta do?”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata looks at very puzzled. “Wh–… You don’t have to do anything, you aren’t a slave. I’m not sure why you think i would expect anything from you, I’m the one that just wants to help you.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa scans the area around Jorun Iwata.
Orphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Are you feeling any better, do you nee something to eat?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “What is going to happen to me?”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “I cant force you to stay here. You can leave if you want. If you stay I promise no harm will come your way ever again.”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: Looks about the room finding a decorated tree, messing with branches. Soon enough almost tipping it over, grabbing it before it could, some ornaments falling to the floor. “Sorry, sorry,” he says walking from the tree, after putting them back on haphazardly.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks around. “Are you going to take me to an orphanage?”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata glares back at Firkmann Lalaralza angrily.
Jorun Iwata: “If that’s where you want to go. I don’t think that would be very safe for you though.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa shows his concern to Jorun Iwata.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: The safest place for you is inside these walls. I told you I can protect you.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “I… s’pose I should stay here. For now.” Orphaniel sighs deeply.
Orphaniel Bunansa performs an Eastern greeting for Jorun Iwata.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Thank you, Mister….?”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Jorun. Just Jorun is fine. No honorific needed.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “Mister Jorun.”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza sits on the chair stretching out his legs to the couch placing his dust covered boots onto the nearest cushion. Dirt falls off his boots onto the white fabric.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa performs an Eastern greeting for Jorun Iwata.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata is frustrated with Firkmann Lalaralza. “Now for you, I am going to put to work. Start off by cleaning that rug!”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “What?” Firk said, noticing a pair of eyes glaring his way.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “If you wanna stay here you cant just trash the place. You’ll get three meals a day and a cot if you put in your fair share of work.”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: Takes his feet off the couch setting them on the floor. His hand wiping the dirt onto the floor, merely smudging a bit of it into the fabric.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “You may even be offered job opportunities in the field to earn some gil.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa returns with a wet cloth and an annoyed expression, proceeding to clean the new smudge in the sofa.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “I’m fine with that, but… Wouldn’t me wandering around tip off that the boy is here?”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata grabs Orphaniel Bunansa arm gently pulling him away from the stain “You’re injured, you don’t need to clean up after him!”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa turns around and nods to Jorun.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “You just wouldn’t be allowed to take work in Eorzea, Firk. The Brass Blades looking for the boy have no presence here.”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: Firk holds out his hand, “I can clean it, it is my mess.”
Firkmann Lalaralza hands over something to Jorun Iwata.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata nods.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza tosses the rag onto the sofa and sits onto the rag, covering the smudge. “There, all clean.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks stumped.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata disregards Firkmann Lalaralza’s childish behavior. ” So uh… I don’t think I know what to call you young one. What is your name?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “Orphaniel Bunansa, Mister Jorun.”
Orphaniel Bunansa performs an Eastern greeting for Jorun Iwata.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “You don’t need to be so formal, Orph– Orphaniel. That’s an odd name, how did you receive it?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Nobody knows my real name, so my first Master called me ‘Orphaniel’. They said it was a mean joke. Then, later, they started calling me by Mister Bunansa’s name too.”
Orphaniel Bunansa: “How did you get /your/ name?” Orphaniel asks sincerely.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “M-my… parents gave it to me.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “Oh, right!” Orphaniel says sheepishly.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza gets up leaving the rag behind. Walking towards the fireplace.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “What is /his/ name?” Orphaniel asks looking towards Firkmann.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Hey! If you don’t want to be referred to as the names your cruel “masters” called you, we don’t have to.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “That big oaf over there I believe is called Firkmann.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “You mean ‘Orphaniel’?” Orphaniel thinks. “I dunno. I don’ know what you would call me…”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza turned slightly hearing the child ask about his name, “It’s Firkmann, Firkmann LalaRalza.” His eyes narrowed as Jorun. “I’m not an oaf.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Firkmann Lalaralza in deep reflection.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Lalaralza?”
Orphaniel Bunansa bursts out laughing at Firkmann Lalaralza.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza cringes with pain before Orphaniel Bunansa.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “That’s a weird last name for a big oaf of a man like you.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “I think it is a Lalafellin name!”
Orphaniel Bunansa laughs at Firkmann Lalaralza.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata bursts out laughing at Firkmann Lalaralza.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “It’s a family name,” he huffs.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “Mister Firkmann is a biiiiiig Lalafell!”
Orphaniel Bunansa motions joyfully to Firkmann Lalaralza.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata can’t stop laughing. “You’re kidding me, right?! How does an oaf have a Lalafellin name?”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “My godparents,” he said simply. “Quit calling me an oaf.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks amazed.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Clean the couch and I’ll consider it.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “Your parents are gods?”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “No, no. A godparent is a good friend of your birth parents,” he tried to explain, heading back to the couch.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Firkmann Lalaralza in deep reflection.


(Orphaniel Bunansa) Firkmann was an average kid, but no one understands…


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa doesn’t appear to understand Firkmann. He looks down and lifts up his shirt, fingering at a nasty bruise on his tiny stomach.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata gasps at Orphaniel’s wounds.” I need to make sure you’re okay. Come with me.”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: Grabbing the rag once more he actually tries to clean the couch clumsily. “Anyway, they brought me up. As well as a Lalafell can raise a Roegadyn boy.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Firkmann Lalaralza in deep reflection.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “That must have been an interesting childhood,” he says as he walks away
Jorun Iwata: “Sit up in the chair.”
Jorun Iwata grabs some healing items and bandages out of the container in front of him.
Jorun Iwata: “So tell me a little bit about how you got so injured,” he says as he goes to wipe some of Orphaniel’s wounds with a clean washcloth.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Master Atoya beat me really badly…” Orphaniel says with a worried expression.
Orphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Is that who you’re running away from?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: After a bit of struggling, Orphaniel takes off his shirt.
Orphaniel Bunansa: The shirt is new, and the bruises and cuts seem really bad on his torso, arms, and back.
Orphaniel Bunansa nods.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “I was feeling really bad a lot lately, and I wasn’t feeling like I could work. I think I was sick. So I started to hide from work, but Master Atoya found out…”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata is scared for Orphaniel’s health as he sees how wounded he is.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “I didn’t know you could get sick from being sad though!”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “What kind of sickness was it?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “I don’ know. I was feeling weak and tired, and I was hurting sometimes…”


[It became clear that Orphaniel was suffering from depression.]


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata grabs a bottle of clear bottle of alchohol from a med kit. “That doesn’t sound good. I assure you I’ll get you any medical help necessary.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata opens the bottle taking a small swig, and offers some to Orphaniel Bunansa. “Take a small drink of this. It’ll dull some of the pain you’re about to have as I clean and suture these wounds.”
Jorun Iwata: “Firk! Come hold his hand.”


(Orphaniel Bunansa) There’s an operating table for sale right now in my Animal Crossing game. Too bad it’s in the wrong game!
(Orphaniel Bunansa) Operation: Orphan Edition!
(Orphaniel Bunansa) Firk says that the electronic game has the sound of crying.
(Orphaniel Bunansa) It’s the Feel Bad Game of the Year! (TM) \o/
(Jorun Iwata) You just made me drop my controller xD


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “Master Atoya put me in his infirmary, and said he was going to make me work again when I got better. But I didn’t feel like I was going to get better. I thought he would kill me for sure! So I ran away as soon as I could…”
Orphaniel Bunansa weeps in sorrow before Jorun Iwata.
Orphaniel Bunansa takes the bottle from Jorun and looks at it.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: After a while Firk quits procrastinating on cleaning finishing the smudge off. Hearing Jorun call for him he walked over. “Alright.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa shows his concern to Firkmann Lalaralza.
Orphaniel Bunansa shows his concern to Jorun Iwata.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “I’m glad I was able to get you out of Thanalan. Who knows what your master would have done if he found you.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa hides his face in his hands.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza holds out his hand to Orphaniel with a look of sympathy.



(Orphaniel Bunansa) Firk: “Here! Hugging this doll will help you feel better!” It’s a live cactuar.
(Jorun Iwata) omg


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Well if you dont want to drink any its fine, just be prepared to feel a little pain.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks at Firkmann’s hand and then back at Jorun. He then looks at the bottle he is holding and takes a drink. He grimaces and coughs at the taste of the liquid.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata grabs the bottle and pours some on to the washcloth. “This is going to sting, no way around it. I dont want these cuts getting infected.” Jorun begins wiping the deeps cuts with alcohol-coated rag.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: Orphaniel hisses slightly and grimaces at the sting, but he stays as still as he can.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata continues disinfecting all the cuts. “Okay, now for the part that might hurt.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks at Jorun Iwata and panics!


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata grabs the needle and thread for one wound in particular that needs to be closed up to heal properly.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa stiffens in anticipation of being pierced by a needle.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata takes another swig of the alcohol. “I promise you this will be worth it in the long run.” Jorun begins, to the best of his ability, closing the wound shut.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa jerks around a bit while Jorun is working.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Firk, try to hold him a little still, yeah?”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza keeps Orph’s hand in his. As soon as Jorun asks him to keep Orph still he puts his big hand on the childs shoulder, effectively keeping him still. “Better?”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata nods “Just one last stitch. Not so bad, right Orph? You handled the pain like a strong little Lalafell.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa breathes deeply and exhales.
Orphaniel Bunansa: He looks away from the needle and towards the workers behind the counter.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Aaand done.” Jorun ruffles Orph’s messy hair. “Good job, lil’ guy.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa shows his concern to Jorun Iwata.
Orphaniel Bunansa looks down at the stitched-up wound, studying it a bit.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Can I touch it?”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “NO!… No, don’t. Need to keep it clean. In fact..” Jorun grabs the bandges and covers the wound.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa touches the surface of the bandage after it has been applied.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Be careful with it.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa nods to Jorun.


(Orphaniel Bunansa) Do the band-aids have Batman on them?
(Jorun Iwata) I sure hope so!
(Orphaniel Bunansa) Firk says no, that they have wayward hatchlings on them
(Jorun Iwata) Even better


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “I’ll have to do that all over again if the cut re-opens.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa ‘s stomach begins audibly growling.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata senses something amiss with Orphaniel Bunansa
Jorun Iwata: “Hungry?”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: At the moment of Orph’s stomach growling Firk’s had followed suit.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa nods to Jorun Iwata.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “What do you like to eat?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Fish and chips!”
Orphaniel Bunansa motions joyfully to Jorun Iwata.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “Lalafell.”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Hmm okay, I’ll see if I can find something you’ll like. Wanna go sit at the table?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks at Firkmann Lalaralza and panics!


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Lalafell?”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza smirks. “Joking.”
Firkmann Lalaralza laughs at Jorun Iwata.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “No food for the oaf.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa shows his concern to Jorun Iwata.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “Aww come on. I missed the meal before being dragged to escort him.”
Firkmann Lalaralza staggers before Jorun Iwata.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Fine, you’ll get some scraps.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa shows his concern to Jorun Iwata.
Orphaniel Bunansa scoots carefully off the chair, trying not to stretch his torso too much.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Why don’t you find a seat by the fire? I’ll get you two some grub.”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “As long as it ain’t field rations,” Firk said. “That stuff is dryer than Thanalan sand.”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata wanders to the cellar to prepare the meal.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza sits at the table banging his knees on the table. “Ow!”
Firkmann Lalaralza clenches his teeth in pain.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa laughs at Firkmann Lalaralza.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata sets the platters of various foods on the table. “Dig in.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa whispers to Jorun. “Am I sitting in the right place?”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “You can sit in whichever seat you want.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “But only after everyone else has sat down, right?” Orphaniel whispers.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “No. Whenever you please. And you don’t need to whisper.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks amazed.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “But what if I take someone’s seat?”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “These seats belong to everyone.”


(Orphaniel Bunansa) Firk: “I know how to keep that from happening.” *Plops Orph into a highchair*
(Jorun Iwata) Lol


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza without thought or hesitation starts eating, half-heartedly listening. “So what are you guys? Sellswords? Rogues?”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “So I hope you too like the meal. There’s plenty of fresh vegetables and meats to eat, all with noodles and a warm broth.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa points toward a tray of sliced ham.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata grabs a plate and hands it to Orph. “Help yourself to as much as you want.”


(Orphaniel Bunansa) Tiny orph, big table.
(Jorun Iwata) I was going to say xD


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “We do plenty of sellswording, as long as it’s for the greater good. We look to make this world a better place, for people like young Orph here.”



Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks at Jorun in curiousity.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “Are you like, the leader or something?” Firk asked just before stuffing another piece of meat into his mouth.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “One of the founders. My word holds power in these halls, if thats what youre asking.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa listens quietly as he perfectly cuts his meat with a fork and a knife, both in their proper tiny fist.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: Firk had been eating with just a knife the entire time.
Firkmann Lalaralza: “I suppose I can do that,” he pondered. “So, Orphie, I know very little about why I was hired to escort you. What’s your deal?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa disagrees with Firkmann Lalaralza.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “I too would like to know why they sent so many Blades after you.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “Master Atoya won’t let me go,” Orphaniel says in a near-whisper. “I think it has somethin’ to do with the alchemist…”
Orphaniel Bunansa: “He might do anything to get me back!”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “For now, he has no idea where you are, thankfully. What did the alchemist do?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa points at a baked popoto towards the center of the table.
Orphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “You want the popoto?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “You don’ know about the alchemist?” Orphaniel asks in surprise.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “No, should I?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “He /is/ the popoto,” Firk said with a smile.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Har har. Enough jokes you oaf.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “A long time ago, I lived in Limsa Lominsa,” Orphaniel begins in his tiny voice. “The alchemist kidnapped me and a lot of other orphans because he was trying to make an ‘elixir of eternal unaging’. He used the elixir on us until it worked. Then he gave us all away…”
Orphaniel Bunansa: “I think, maybe… um… that was twenty-five years ago…”
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Many of my masters knew the alchemist. They want to keep me because of him, I think…”
Orphaniel Bunansa: “But the alchemist ran away and nobody knows where he is.”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “S-so…. That means you don’t age?! You’re older than me!”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks amazed.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “What was the alchemist like?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Was he mean to you?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa shakes his head. “I don’ think he was mean. I think I just remember being confused and scared. I think he was skinny and tall and had tan skin. But I don’ remember almost anything. I was really little. I know they said I was the littlest one there, and sometimes people called me a baby.”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Why did he give you to such mean masters?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “They weren’t mean at first! Master Bunansa was quiet and a little scary, and he made me do stuff I didn’t want to do, like steal from other people. And Master Cecil was nice…”
Orphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “But I don’ know what happened to the other orphans.”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “I hope they’ve found safe places to live.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: Firk sat there trying to process the information, though in parts he made a face like he was puzzled. So much so he quit eating to listen.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: After a bit of retrospect, Orphaniel continued aloud. “My first masters made me beg a lot. Everyone always gave me lots of money. Then when I got smarter they made me steal from peoples’ houses and pickpocket.”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “So they just used you as nothing but a slave?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Master Cecil didn’t make me do that stuff. We lived out of the city in tents and we fished and hunted and cooked and stuff!”
Orphaniel Bunansa: “But when I was taken to Ul’dah, I wasn’t allowed to go outside anymore. They taught me to dress up really nice and to behave, and they made me take care of the house and cook and play music and greet guests and stuff. Master Ingus wasn’t so bad, but Master Atoya was terrible!”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Nobody will ever treat you as bad as Master Atoya did again. You’ll never be somebody’s property either. As far as I’m concerned, you’re a free man… or child?”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Jorun Iwata in deep reflection.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “They’ll prob’ly just find me and take me away again. Maybe not to Master Atoya, but to someone else!”
Orphaniel Bunansa hides his face in his hands.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Nobody’s coming here for you. You can relax, youre safe.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “They got those traffickers in Limsa and in Ul’dah that will come and take me away again.”
Orphaniel Bunansa points at Firkmann Lalaralza.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “Not if I can help it.” Firk said.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa questions Firkmann Lalaralza.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Good man, Firk!”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa disagrees vehemently with Firkmann Lalaralza.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “Mister Firkmann is probably jus’ going to bring me back to Master Atoya!”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “No, no. I think the oaf has a heart or you would already be back there.”
Jorun Iwata: “He didnt have to hide you when he ran after you at Scorpion Crossing.”
Jorun Iwata: “But he did.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “He threw me into a tree!”
Orphaniel Bunansa is annoyed with Firkmann Lalaralza.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “He kept you hidden from his comrades.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “Maybe he wants all of the gil for himself!”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “He could have easily overpowered us both by now.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa doesn’t appear to believe Jorun.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza tries to speak for himself but, is cut off a few times. “If it was all about money I wouldn’t of came here.” Firk looks away. “When I first picked you up with my unit, I just saw a little bruised child. I tried to stomach just delivering you to Atoya.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa frowns at Firkmann.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “But… in the end I can’t do that. What would my parents think, and how would I live with myself?” He sighs. “I know you can’t readily trust me– I get that. But I would have kept my name from you if I wanted to just run off.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa ‘s frown softens towards Firkmann.
Orphaniel Bunansa looks back at Jorun for confirmation.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “See? He may be a oaf, but he means well.”
Jorun Iwata nods to Orphaniel Bunansa.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Firkmann Lalaralza in deep reflection.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “I guess so…”
Orphaniel Bunansa takes a bite of steaming popoto.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Mister Jorun, where is everyone else?”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “They must be out adveturing and keeping the realm safe for little orphans like you.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa smiles, and that smile turns into a giggle.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata nods to Orphaniel Bunansa.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa: “Mister Firkmann, are you really a Lalafell?”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza goes back to eating, listening to the conversation again, poking into food with his knife and stuffing his face. “Hm?” Firk looks over with a full mouth.
Firkmann Lalaralza swallows, “No, I am a Rogadyn, but the family that raised me was Lalafell. But I’ve said that already.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa laughs at Firkmann Lalaralza.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Are you an orphan too?”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “I guess you can say that. I was given up at a young age– Ma said anyway,” he said recalling memories.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Firkmann Lalaralza in deep reflection.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Why would they do that?”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: Firk thinks a second, “Ma said that my mother was alone with nowhere to turn. So Ma and Pa took me and raised me among their children. I didn’t know I wasn’t a Lalafell ’til I turned eight.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks amazed.
Orphaniel Bunansa gazes upon Firkmann Lalaralza in deep reflection.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “You must have been bigger than the other children. Took a while to notice, huh?”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: Firk looks at his food. “I was only a little taller, when I hit my head on the door jam. Ma finally told me.” He scratches his head in embarrasment.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa laughs at Firkmann Lalaralza.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Your… mother told you you you were not a Lalafell when you hit your head on the door frame!”
Orphaniel Bunansa bursts out laughing at Firkmann Lalaralza.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “It isn’t that funny. I kept getting bumps on my head.” Firk looks up. “I honestly only knew of my mother after that so I didn’t think any different. I just figured I was one of the kids.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa beams at Firkmann Lalaralza.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “Just a much bigger one,” Firk added.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Much much bigger, you oaf.”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “Now that Orphie and I said our words… ‘Jorun’, was it? Mind sharing your story now?” he snorted, lightly hearing oaf again but kept smiling.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “Just a normal Lalafell, not some oaf of a Lala or a mis-treated orphan. Grew up in Ul’dah, with just my mother. My father died in the Calamity. I frequently got into trouble, until I found myself working with the fine men and women in this compnay of adventurers.”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza returns to eating, “Ul’dah huh? I’m originally from Limsa myself. We moved to Thanalan when I was eighteen.” Firk says still stuffing his face.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks at FIrkmann in surprise. “You were born in Limsa and moved to Ul’dah too? You /are/ following me!”


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “You sure do eat a lot. Yeah, I was a bit of a street rat in Ul’dah. Grew up learning how to be a pugulist. Beat plenty of people up in back alleys. I got into some serious trouble and left for Limsa and joined up with the local rogues.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa looks amazed.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “I wasn’t a Brass Blade back then,” Firk waves his hands infront of his face. “I was running with a guild back then. We called ourselves that anyway. We were just some dumb kids playing rogues.”
Firkmann Lalaralza: “My stomach is bigger than yours.” Firk said.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “My guild mates and I lived by a strict code and stood up for the underdog. Aye, that it is.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa listens intently.


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “Anyway, after a bit of trouble in the ‘guild’, I left them and became a Brass Blade. Three years of that and one Orph later and I’m here.” He finishes the last of the food on his plate.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa laughs.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “I’m glad I’ve met you both. Glad to have you here. I hope you enjoyed the meal.”


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa nods to Jorun Iwata.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata smiles at Orphaniel Bunansa.


Orphaniel Lodestone FaceOrphaniel Bunansa performs an Eastern greeting for Jorun Iwata.
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Thank you, Mister Jorun.”
Orphaniel Bunansa: “Oh!” Orphaniel exclaims. “Mister Jorun, where am I gonna sleep tonight?”


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “I have; thank you. It was a hundred times better than those lousy rations.” Firk said.


Jorun Lodestone FaceJorun Iwata: “I think there’s a room you might like to stay in. Shall I show you?”
Jorun Iwata: “Do you mind bunking with the little Orph for now, at least until he feels safe?”
Jorun Iwata: “Mr. Firkmann?


Firkmann Lodestone FaceFirkmann Lalaralza: “Yeah, I suppose I could, I have no where else to go.” Firk said reflecting on the events of the day. “If you don’t mind though, you can call me ‘Firk’.”


[Jorun shows Firk and Orph to their room in the free company estate, where they sleep until the morning.]

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