10,000 days of Summer

Episode 0

The story up until now:

Kargath (Heather) – After being sold to Hakiir, you taken in chains, you were taken across the long desert to the small city/town of Malkara. Hakiir quickly sold her to Old Frick, a surly retired pirate that owns the The Salty Parrot, a den of haven for those that don’t want to be found. Kargath is forced into working there as labor, moving heavy things. Freedom is never an option however, as Kargath was constantly chained and under supervision. Slave life has been difficult, being an orc means being treated slightly better than an animal. In fact, the camels and horses don’t get beaten nearly as much as Hakiir has, even though they both share the same stable. While working in the common room, Kargath noticed the most beautiful singing and young dark skinned girl caught his eye. He also notices that she caught the eye of the infamous slave owner Jadar, who she knows to use slaves as he sees fit. Over time, Kargath and the Mulhondhi girl, Jasmine became friends. Just knowing Jasmine made Kargath’s life easier, as she seemed to know things about Old Frick just from keeping her ears open. One day, Old Frick sells Kargath and Jasmine (call me Snaag), to the wizard Melek, who is not nearly as mean but does have his uses for slaves. Kargath is used as a bare knuckle street boxer and Jasmine became his personal song bird, complete with birdcage.

Jasmine (Joey) – After being sold by the goblin chieftan and sold to Hakiir, you are caged and brought across the desert to the Djinn controlled city of Malkara. Jasmine is only allowed to bring her lute with her as even the hardened Hakiir enjoyed her singing. Eventually you are sold to an old portly sailor known as Old Frick, who owns the The Salty Parrot. It didn’t take long for you to be used for entertainment, as you were required to sing (and sometimes dance) for hours on end. The infamous slave owner Jadar, takes an unhealthy interest in you, and he tried to purchase you several times, but Frick refused. Your ability overhear things around you pays off, and you hear some information about Frick skimming tax money from Memnon, causes him to treat you differently. At your time in the The Salty Parrot, you notice a large half-orc named Kargath. He seems to take a liking to you and you singing and soon the 2 of you become friends. Old Frick is persuaded to sell you off to Melek, The Sand Wizard of Malkara. When the opportunity arises, you insist that Kargath be sold to or you would tell of his secret. Old Frick agrees and you sent to Melek’s house, where he is considerably nicer but still uses slaves. Kargath is taken off and used in sort of street fighting while you are kept in a very large and luxurious birdcage.

Thom (Glenn) – There are worst things in Malkara and Calisham then life with Melek. Through his teachings, you have become stronger than you ever thought you could have and on occasion you had to remind yourself that you were not truly free. There are other slaves that have things much worse than you, and you know you can never find your sister if you are dead. You are not allowed to leave the compound although you are not kept under constant supervision like the other slaves. You have become an ear for Melek and through you he keeps tracks of affairs in his house. Most recently, 2 new purchases were made. One, an unnamed half-orc, the other one seems to be a young girl from the once land of Mulhorrand. Melek has a weakness for competition, and purchased the half-orc for the street fighting arenas to make extra coin. The orc is often brought back bruised and bloodied and hardly says a word to anyone. For the girl, who Melek calls his songbird, the Mulhorrandi girl, Melek had built a very large birdcage to keep her in. It was very lush, with rugs and pillows and such, but she was to be kept in her cage mostly to sing. You continue with your day to day studies in the hopes that you will one day be given the opportunity to be free.

Jin (Ereck) – Your aptitude for fighting has landed you much favor the gladiatorial ring. Although small and often used for just spectacle, the arenas can be blood and brutal place. You successfully had 2 fights in the gladiator ring before your spectral cat made its appearance. The shock of seeing appear from nowhere and tear your opponent to shreds was enough to make anyone not want to fight you. You have been kept in cold stone room, mostly to yourself. There is a small opening in the door where Melek has told you that because of your abilities, the other owners of the slaves want you dead for killing their slaves using magic. So mostly you’ve been relegated to solitude as even the other servants are afraid of you.

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