I apologize for my grammar/spelling and other errors, it is the reason I am only story teller to a gaming group of role players that are my real life friends, and not an award winning author. Hopefully someone enjoying the story so far. A friend of mine said he help me correct my mistakes and then I replace what badly written with better stuff, he always said my muse a bit flighty and strange. I take no umbrage if anyone not like it cause of my bad grammar/spelling.Tartarus TrekThe Vineyard
Tiffany enjoyed scouting the cyclops's hamlet and was using Jacqui's camera to take a few pics of the cyclops. She found the winery, seemingly one of a few they had. The cyclops raised both hogs and sheep as animals, and one family had a bear as a pet. Once the recon was over, she returned to the group.
"Finished my sweep of the area, and found one winery not far from the edge of the Thistle Forest, we just need to figure a way to get 600 pound barrel out of winery and out of sight long enough for us to fill the kegs" Tiffany said.
"I will hold back and act if only things seem to be getting out of control to bring down a cyclops" as Faith explained plan "Jacqui you need to charm the cyclops in the Winery, with Tiffany and Amelia helping her if needed"
Pausing for a moment Faith resumed "The rest need to get that barrel out of the Winery and into the Thistle Forest"
With game on Amelia, Jacqui and Tiffany timed the routine of Cyclops and when his back turn they quickly created with barrels and hay a manikin that roughly looked like a female cyclops, it was Jacqui turn to bring the cyclops libido to life and to perceive it to be the love of his life with an illusion spell.
"Oh Bryce, I not see you come in" the male cyclops said out loud, with his own mind filling in whatever he wanted his true loves desire words to be.
Amelia, Jacqui, and Tiffany could barely keep from laughing out loud.
Mean while Callista, Gabrielle, Sciron and Tristan moved quickly to get the barrel on a sling and out the door, then to the forest. Faith on look out noticed a female cyclops about to make out the four making off with the barrel and quickly overwhelm her mind so that she stood still and oblivious to all that around her. With that out of the way, Faith and all the others make their way to the forest safely.
Faith to Jacqui "how long will your charm last?"
"Well since it something he wants I say at least five to twenty minutes maybe longer" Jacqui replied.
It was just about twenty minutes when the girls heard some grunts and howling from the Cyclops Hamlet. Faith figure it take a bit longer for them to figure out a barrel is missing and they should be long gone.
Each of the girls partook of a goblet filled with cyclops wine, as they filled the kegs.
"Too bad this is stealing" Tiffany feeling a little bit guilty.
"Well Imbrus was fairly sure that the only way they let us partake of the wine was if we were basting in it" Callista chimed in.
"I know, but it still stealing" Tiffany reminded the group that what they did was wrong.
"Well the alternative would be to try to bargain a deal, have eighteen foot tall cyclopes attack us, then in turn we kill many of them and perhaps suffer some casualties ourselves" Faith said seeking to put to rest any guilt any of the girls may have "With that out of the way, it time for us to move on."
Amelia also cut some fresh grape bundles, each grape the size of an orange. As additional provision. They stayed in the Thistle Forest for rest of the day as the cyclops not keen on getting all cut up by walking into the forest.