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While Lucy was content to hide behind the curtain, Benjamin was more than happy to turn on the charisma and charm.  He easily walked through the lightning both in the tent and in the field beyond, and telling tales of the storms from the plainslands of North America, from the mountains of the West, the deceptive Mojave, and from the misty lands of Wales.  His voice was its own instrument, speech turning to song, from melodic Welsh to elegant Arapahoe, his eyes vivid green and sparking with the electricity around him.  

He claimed he was a thunderbird, and played the part well: after all, he was an actor.  Just off filming a movie, and little loony from it.  Usually clad in lightweight and loose fabrics, he managed to make them seem far more glamorous than they were in the play of lightning flaring around him.  Sometimes on his shoulder, always overhead, several crows accompanied him.  He was glad to sign autographs and pose for photos with any fans that happened to recognize him.  

And when Lucy was tired, he was more than capable of picking up the act for her.  Most of the time, though, he would spend just a few moments watching her each time that she took up the hammers of the gods, a quirky smile on his face that spoke of pride and amazement alike.

He was charmed to meet Mallory, and delighted to hear she was engaged to Eri.  Telling tales with Eri was always a favorite evening's entertainment.  He also was glad to find a someone who sold white sage and clean tobacco, his favorite offerings to his ancestors.  

Now and then, he might be seen walking along with a tall, blond and deadly handsome man.  Other times, with a scarecrow of a man in a colorful coat of ribbons.  Sometimes squiring around a beautiful elf woman with silver hair.  Still other evenings, scouting out lads or lasses as pretty as he, because simply put, Benjamin was a slut.  

By dawn, however, he had to be back at his little ranch to tend to the animals.  One might hear the beats of powerful wings when he left, though he turned to the rising sun to dazzle his departure, just as he used the setting sun to return.  


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Community Events / Re: Booze Fest 2017 Setting and Vendors
« on: August 06, 2017, 08:10:37 PM »


Back to back to back, Benjamin found himself in high demand for a series of action films, playing the hot young heroic sidekick, the sweet and confused nerd backing up the hero, the vaguely annoyed elder brother protecting his magical little sister.  It kept him far too busy to keep up with anything, and even had to take a hiatus from his ongoing series, Midnight Gardens of RhyDin.  

Finally, however, he was able to return from the extended stay in Targa, and joyfully returned home.  He spent a fair week reacquainting himself with his horse, his donkey, his chickens, his crows, his fox, and mainly, his bed.  

Thorn's Booze Fest was a grand opportunity to go and see people, meet new friends and greet old ones, and he cheerfully met up with the Holtendirks to get their show on the road.  

A few small midway stalls were set up with various games, a little shooting booth, a ring toss game, darts, each booth stocked with horribly creepy prizes to win and plenty of booze for the tasting or purchasing.  

Along with the spicy bitter Star's Old Fashioned Liniment was the deceptively sweet Cherry Moonshine.  Bacon Moonshine and Apple Pie Moonshine, of course, and special edition jugs of Cucumber Cool and Red Hots Moonshines were available.  And the original plain, of course.  All were available in one pint Mason jars or half gallon stoneware jugs.  

The liniment could be used as liniment, of course, with its spicey thyme-menthol scent, it did have cooling and soothing properties used externally.  It just also happened to be a delicious bitter liquor and it'd kick gin's ass in a martini.

The cherry moonshine was half-packed with ripe black cherries, the liquid tinted pinkish black, sweet and smooth.  

Bacon was bacon in moonshine.  Sweet and savory and Bacony.  Bacon.  Nuff Said.

Apple Pie was a complex mix of apple pie spices and chunks of apple, sweet, spicy and perfect in a hot beverage, or even added to real apple pie.  

Cucumber Cool was infused with fresh cucumber, a perfect, refreshing taste of summer.  Not sweet or sour, but cooling and just a touch bitter.

Red Hots is not for the faint of heart, a good three or four handfuls of the candies were dropped into every jar, and bled a sinister bright color and cinnamon into the moonshine.  Plenty of kick!

As usual, Benjamin had stolen his costume from the last movie, and wore it to the fest.  It had nothing at all to do with trying to explain how short his hair was cut.  Of course not.  

Of course, the little midway featured a ring of straw bales where about twelve old dogs waited for adoption.  Ranging from an eight year old pure bred blue tick hound to a fifteen year old three legged beagle, all were in good health, fixed, housebroken, good with kids and other pets, and looking for a forever home.  A rescue worker sat with the hounds, ready to fill out paperwork.  Each dog's name was clipped to its collar.  

(Want a doggie?  Just pick out what you like and there ya go!)

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Den of Iniquity / Re: The Treasure Chest: OOC
« on: July 11, 2016, 11:17:14 PM »
Derptastic!  <3  

Love is sent to all.

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Den of Iniquity / Bedtime
« on: June 11, 2016, 05:57:46 PM »
"What are you doing...?"  Gemethyst asked as she found Benjamin busy in the back patio.  He'd moved most of the furniture to the grass, replaced it with oak timbers, saw horses, chisels, hammers, and iron hardware.  

Benjamin beamed, wiping sweat from his brow with the back of his hand.  

"Decided to make a proper bed frame.  Something a little nicer than a couple of mattresses on the floor."  

"I've got furniture you can go through, or we can go shopping,"  she offered, though it was clearly too late for that.  In any case, it seemed Benjamin was able enough with the tools.  A rustic four posted frame was shaping up nicely.  

Gemethyst paused, eying the footboard.  

"...Benjamin...  is that...  a set of stocks?"  she finally asked slowly, her eyes wide.  He glanced back at it, then her, humorously prim and innocent.  

"Is it?  Oh.  Well.  I guess that'd explain the latches."  

Choking on a laugh, Gemethyst rolled her eyes.  The decorative iron rings were definitely not decorative, and the stocks ?!  

"I'll make a pitcher of lemonade and then come help out with the sanding,"  she grinned.  

It was quite a nice bed, after all.

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Den of Iniquity / Re: The Treasure Chest: OOC
« on: May 09, 2016, 04:08:54 PM »
Making a quick pop in because I'm busy and I also can't count...  :3

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The Shanachie Theater / Re: Request Line: Winter Holiday 2015
« on: May 07, 2016, 02:43:28 PM »
"Benjamin Piers, could you play 'Mama I'm Coming Home' by Ozzy Osbourne.  ...And tell her I'll be there about four in the afternoon."

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Community Events / Re: Beltane 2016: Event Schedule
« on: May 07, 2016, 02:24:34 PM »
A day off!  Benjamin showed up with Star in tow, the big Vanner stallion following him around like a dog.  Garland making was a bust, as Star would rather eat the flowers than to let Benjamin make anything of them.  

But they'd cheerfully join the hunt, though Star wasn't wearing anything more than his Batman collar, and Benjamin in jeans, boots, and a t-shirt.  Star was well able to keep up with the pack, but they'd break away from catching any foxes.

They might even facilitate the escape of the foxes...  

Thorn might be able to keep the pair out of trouble.  





(Chico is for sale!)

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Community Events / Re: The Good Faeries' Ball (2016)
« on: May 04, 2016, 06:02:38 PM »
Benjamin didn't have fairy wings... but still flew in to hang out a while.  


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Community Events / Re:
« on: May 04, 2016, 01:58:10 AM »
"...Thanks, Jackie,"  Benjamin noted, amused, to his heart-y palm.  To Saila, well, he was confused, but he accepted the thanks graciously as the kiss.  He may have started to say something, but Keirra had his hand and towed him off for a reading.  His head tilted, and lips twitched when she gave her foretelling.  

Flock to him like bird and bread...?  He grinned, and that turned to laughter.  Did she know or was she psychic?  

He hung about for a while and played bouncer for the girls, but then pulled off his shirt, and unfolded wide, powerful wings the colour of the storm, gray, white, black.  

"I will see you later, ladies, I do believe I shall go and find a bard to share some bread with,"  he assured them before taking flight.

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Community Events / Re:
« on: May 03, 2016, 05:08:54 PM »
And there went Dris!  Benjamin lazily trailed after the bard, enjoying the spring weather in old jeans, a red T-shirt sporting Marvin the Martian and old red chucks.  He may have stolen a kiss from Dris, but dutifully paid up for the Kiss and Tell girls.  

"How am I supposed to pick just one?  I'll take one from each,"  he grinned rakishly.  Tempting Fate, because he knew Jackie's Mum and several of her extended family.  

"I'm Benjamin Piers, by the way.  Loved seeing you at Beltane, ladies,"  he added with a comically flourished bow to Keirra and Saila.  

Of course, then he held out his hand for a reading.  Specifically, saying "I've come to get my palm red, as well."

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Den of Iniquity / Re: Star Light-Star Bright
« on: April 28, 2016, 01:03:41 PM »
Benjamin sprawled in Spring sunshine, Star stretched out much, much larger beside him, the horse's head lain across the actor's stomach.  The great beast attended to little Nyx as she played with her beads and blocks, settled on a blanket in the front yard, now and again weathering a bonk to the jaw and a bead in the nose.  

Patiently, Benjamin fished the colorful oversized bead from Star's nostril, wiped it absently on his shirt, and tossed it back to the pile.  Nyx chortled happily, and then pushed herself to her feet.  She toddled around her godpapa, patting Star's head.  The horse raised up to keep an eye on the little one, far more paranoid than Benjamin.  

"She's fine,"  Benjamin murmured.  As one of the elders of a large family, he was comfortable and familiar with little ones.  

Except Nyx was Gemethyst and Jack's daughter.  

Nyx paused, crouching in that toddler about to do bad things to her diaper pose, her dark eyes wide.  Abruptly...  

The tiny fluffy wings on her back twitched.  Unfolded.  

FLAPPED.  

Nyx squealed in glee.  She hopped, stumbled, and flapped all the more.  

Star slowly raised his head once more, Benjamin sitting up, wide eyed.  

"...Oh.  Crap."  he whispered.  

It had begun.

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Den of Iniquity / Star Light-Star Bright
« on: June 24, 2015, 11:11:22 AM »
Just that quick, and Benjamin had an newborn in his hands.  He stared at the babe in a timeless moment that wiped away the panic firmly chained down in his mind, the blood and matter that came with the child's birth, everything.  

Everything.

He stared at the new life in a deep wonder that touched to his soul.  I know you, he heard his own voice saying in his mind.  I have felt you.  I have heard you.  

The babe squirmed in his hands and let out a lusty yowl of displeasure for being evicted so rudely from her comfortable womb.  Benjamin abruptly laughed, almost crying, and stumbled to his feet.  

"Look what I found,"  he grinned to Gemethyst.  Her eyes wide and worried until she saw that smile, then her daughter, Gemethyst gulped air and reached for the baby.  Jack smiled, quietly flexing his hand to make sure she hadn't crushed it in her laborings.

Babies always came with messes, and Benjamin quietly set about cleaning as Gemethyst rested, bonding with the babe and Jack alike.  

Quite a day, Benjamin mused.  Gemethyst had come equipped with a lot of squirt guns, intending on an epic sneak attack on Benjamin and Jack, but the joke was on her.  Particularly when her water broke.  

He'd delivered kittens before.  That was mainly just watching the mother cat and not letting her eat all of the afterbirths, something he was fairly sure wasn't an issue with elves.  He'd assisted with a few deliveries when he volunteered at the hospital, but that was not the same as being the only person with any amount of knowledge about birthing babies in the general area code.  

Benjamin's acting came in handy.  He hadn't shown his worry or fear in the slightest, he'd simply prepared the bed and then nipped into the bathroom to call Dr. Lolita Skullbasher for a quick rundown of what to do.  

Jack had been divinely confident and calm.  Babies were born all the time, and Gemethyst had given birth before.  All would be well.  Because he insisted upon it.  He would not have it any other way.  

His daughter would be born in the warm and sunny bedroom among love and peace, and she was.  He curled Gemethyst and the babe to him, looking over Gemethyst's head to see the little one.  

A poof of downy black hair crowned her head, her eyes were dark and large, her skin gleamed with health.  He smiled upon her and her mother fondly.  

"Does she have wings?"  Benjamin eventually thought to ask.  Gemethyst peered at him in confusion a moment before she looked to the baby.  She cautiously touched at the baby's back, then beamed.  
   
"She does."  

"Of course she does,"  Jack chuckled, shifting as Gemethyst passed their daughter to him.  He tucked the little one into his arm and leaned in, gazing into her eyes and murmuring words meant just for her.  For a brief moment, he could see three tiny stars on the babe's brow.  

Benjamin gently helped Gemethyst clean up and into a clean nightdress before settling her into his bed.  He then took the baby to get her comfortably diapered and bundled before returning her to Gemethyst.  

"May we call her Nyx...?"  Gemethyst asked Jack, her gaze fully within his, a mother's request.  Jack nodded with a smile, leaning to kiss her gently.  

Nyx.  A baby-name.  A real name would be years in the making.  

By the time Benjamin had finished, Gemethyst and Nyx were sleeping under Jack's watchful eye.  He smiled and curled up alongside Jack.  

It was a beautiful day.



(Miss Nyx at five months :3)

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Community Events / Re: It's a Gem of a Shower!
« on: March 31, 2015, 03:37:14 PM »
Benjamin showed up with a smile and comfortable in a loose and colorful shirt and jeans.  

He's all for the tinkle in the pot game, too.  And the goodies.  

Last autumn, he and Lirenel hunted deer and over the winter, he made two buntings of the soft doe hides....


(12 month old size)


(baby sized)

And added two baby wraps from his parents.





Though for much of the party, he'd cheerfully help entertain Jack, feeding the old Crow booze and meat.

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Community Events / Re:
« on: March 15, 2015, 10:31:35 PM »
Benjamin would totally be participating if he hadn't had such a rough few weeks!  But of course he's stylish to watch the styles...


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Community Events / Re: Xanadu - the 2015 Valentine's Disco Ball
« on: February 07, 2015, 10:19:57 PM »


Benjamin and Lirenel, bringing taste and elegance wherever they go.

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