“EH! Keep those drinks comin’ and I’ll tell you the tale of the only apprentice I ever took in, than we’ll see if you still think you gots what it takes!”
Guff was a large man. Barbarian from the looks of him, human (from what you could tell), with a short temper and an abrasive look about him. The new would-be squire couldn’t help but notice Guff carried 4 rather heavy-looking throwing axes that hung from his animal hide belt. If he had shaved in the last month; it didn’t seem to have had much of a lasting effect, as you probably couldn’t get too close while shaving with an axe.
The young squire (Dan) nervously ran back carrying the drinks. Guff took a long chug before starting.
“So twas not but a few weeks ago at the Festival in Mordent, Like always there were plenty of these pansie knife twirling trick throwing kids trying to show off for one another, BAH!” spits on the floor “Damn kids couldn’t hit a dire-wolf at 5 yards.”
The barkeep raises an eyebrow when he sees someone spit on the floor, gets up to yell at him, when he sees he would rather not aggravate this dangerous looking criminal and goes back to polishing the steins.
“So there I was throwing me axes, the weapon of a real Master-Thrower.” hits his chest w/ his stein before polishing it off “and this pretty-boy paladin, in shiny armor, carrying way too many weapons to have any sort of chance at hittin shit, ya know not being able to move and all, approaches me boy here points to gork introduces himself as Azrayael, The Justice Bringer, and asks him about throwing weapons.”
Gork was a short fellow, even for a dwarf, not husky like most, and definitely lacking in the beard. There was a softer, kindness about Gork especially in comparison to this Burly scathed mad-man. Guff grabs another stein from the tray and takes a swig.
“I figure this kid is just like all the others, and would rather show-off than learn how to fight. So Gork here tells him to buy some Throwing Axes and come back tomorrow to let us see what hes got. First look of seein this guy throw, he hit the target twice on the outside and missed completely with the other two axes. Just as I thought, another waste o’ me time. Gork tells him go practice on some barrels for 5 days and come back. When the kid comes back he misses the first two and hits the last two.”