Stories Side Dragons and Dungeons Daishains The Cold Fury says...
Out of Character: : I am moving this conversation here since it may take a few posts for Poljen and Fay.
In Character: :
As the group sets out, Fay once more speaks to Mari, then walks to the front of the column where Poljen strides along. The barbarian is shaking his head. Before the bard can even begin to discuss tactics, Poljen says, "Typical nobleman, not listening to sound advice. Only caring about your own wishes and desires." He drops a meaty hand on the bard's shoulder, grips firmly and slightly increases his speed, giving them some distance from the others.
"Do you not use that big brain for anything other than making songs that do not rhyme? Listen to me carefully. You once more just acted like a noble whose only interaction with people of lesser means is to give them orders. I advised you to give her space. Show her your character, not tell her. Then you were, um, bear with me, con-dee-sending? Yes, that's the word. She asked you to leave off, and you did not. Do you not get it?" He sighs and continues.
"She is barely out of her childhood. You have no idea if her family is alive or dead, and maybe she does not know either. Last night she was saved from being ravaged by those savages. The last thing she needs is some fellow trying to bed her." He pauses then says, "If I had to guess, from her first reaction to your attempts to woo her, she probably once was led on by some fellow with a silver tongue, likely a noble himself, who used her then left her behind. Now I think you a decent man, and I don't think you mean her harm. But you could easily cause it without meaning to, eh? Give her space and time. We are now tracking down villains who at the least have killed some of her friends. We don't need people fighting within the group. Or worried about feelings and broken hearts and so forth." He thinks then adds one last comment. "If you think my words have any merit, ask your mother to deliver an apology and vow to heed her request to not pursue her. If you mean well, and show her your true character, she will come around. She already knows you are interested. Leave it at that for now, okay? Now I have spoken more than I normally do in three days. Let me have it… "