kingsroads: (small cheeky little smile)
Jonathan Strange ([personal profile] kingsroads) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2017-04-17 09:09 am

no bourbon, no scotch, no beer

Who: the idiot brigade aka Lambert & Strange
Where: Strange's trailer
When: backdated to late on Day 77
What: errybody in the trailer got tipsy
Warnings: alcohol use

( continued from here )

[ Taking the White Gull, Strange carefully puts two small drops of the alcohol into his mug of wine. His hands are steady, like he's used to doling out entirely small doses of liquids. Really, he doesn't believe this is as potent as Lambert says it is. After all, the other man can drink it and he...well, he's Lambert so who knows what sort of witcher nonsense makes you resistant to weird alcohols. Still, he can always add more later if need be.

As he finishes adding in the White Gull, Strange caps the flask and sets it on a nearby, hella cluttered table. Moments later, he raises his mug as well.

To your new appointment.

[ Might as well make an ATTEMPT at a toast. Strange downs a healthy serving of his wine...then just starts coughing a bit because wow, even with just two drops that stuff is surprisingly potent. ]

Good Lord.
whattaprick: (manpain)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-17 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Takes too much time and too much coin to get drunk like everyone else.

[ Lambert shrugs. In truth, the likelihood that he'd had exactly the same reaction as Strange did the first time he tried it. Thanks, fellow witchers, for training him in the secret of how to get wasted super fast even if your metabolism doesn't lend itself well to it. ]

Goes better with spirits. There's one you can make out of potatoes ... should try making that sometime. That's something that actually wouldn't poison you.

[ He can't cook for shit, but alcohol brewing is close enough to alchemy that he's great at it. ]
Edited 2017-04-18 02:13 (UTC)
whattaprick: (dead eyes)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-18 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
You can make alcohol from just about anything, if you're determined enough and don't care about the quality. Don't get a lot of fancy wines out in the countryside.

[ Lambert shrugs, taking another swig of his drink. Unwilling to sit on the floor or keep leaning on the wall forever, he decides to sit on the edge of Strange's bunk, tail absently thwapping against the sheets. ]

Did a contract for a distillery, once -- cleared some Nekkers off their property. Paid me in coin and a lesson in brewing my own booze.
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whattaprick: (nyeh nyeh)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-18 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Ugly little bastards, about this high. [ Lambert makes a vague gesture indicating a point about two feet of the floor. ]

They're like ... small ogres? And they like to work in packs. There's never just one of them.
whattaprick: (Default)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-19 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
More like jump on drunk townsfolk and tear them apart for dinner. [ Lambert answers, frankly. Hope you weren't feeling too queasy there, Strange. ]

Happened to a few too many patrons who stopped by to have a drink. Place was starting to get a bad reputation, losing business. That always makes people more anxious to reach for the purse strings.
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whattaprick: (muffled rap music in the distance)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-19 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
You have no idea.

[ Lambert laughs into his cup, though it's a low, bitter sound. Strange can be awed all he wants, and Lambert can't argue it keeps him in business. Boring, repetitive business, but even so... he takes a deeper gulp of alcohol, then continues. ]

Got the Conjunction to thank for that, or so the stories say. Same thing that brought magic into the world brought the monsters with it.
whattaprick: (stabbity stab)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-19 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Happened about fifteen centuries ago, if you believe the books. [ Yes, surprise, the man reads books. He sets down his mug on a clear spot on the table, raising both hands and touching fingertips to thumbs to form two circles that he guides towards each other. ]

Scholars say the Conjunction was another world overlapping with our own. One where all the creatures we find in our world before. [ He's taken on a lecturing tone of sorts, like he might be reciting a lesson from a long time ago, and he brings his hands together -- overlapping circles, framed by his talons. After a moment, he drops his hand and shrugs.. ]

Human scholars, anyway. Heard the elves say humans were just as much an invasive species as the monsters.
whattaprick: (nyeh nyeh)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-19 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
I think a lot of the witnesses died during all that. Don't think they'd see it that way.

[ Always a regular ray of sunshine. Still, he smirks, picking up his mug again and taking another drink. ]

Still, you could say it worked out in the end. World's still around, all these years later.

whattaprick: (crap did i break a nail)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-19 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
Who knows? Maybe the Carnival will swing by my world one day and you can buy as many books as you can carry.

[ He taps a claw at his chin. ]

So... two at most?
whattaprick: (sincerity)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-19 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
You should know witchers don't work for free. What's in it for me?

[ Although honestly, the idea of Strange trying to futz around with magic from his world is ghastly. ]
whattaprick: (you've got explaining to do)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-19 01:47 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Groooan. ]

Like you'll pick anything I want to read. Anyway, they weren't my books. Kaer Morhen had a library -- mandatory reading for all witchers in training. Knowing that the difference between a specter and a wraith could mean life or death is an effective incentive.
whattaprick: (nyeh nyeh)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-19 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Schools, actually. Kaer Morhen's where witchers from the School of the Wolf get trained.

[ This should explain the wolf heads on his swords (well, just the singular sword now) and the medallion, which he taps with a claw. Also yeah, nosiness is a given because it's Strange, but he also has booze so he's a little more amenable to questions. ]
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[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-19 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Besides the Wolf? The ones I've heard of are the Cat, Griffin, Viper, and Bear.

[ He shrugs, lightly. ]

There were probably more, but they might have died out a long time ago. Not even stories left, now.

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