Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Tehn rolls his eyes, shrugs his shoulders, and mumbles in Amiradthan. By the tone and the expression on his face, it is obvious that he is being sarcastic. "Oh, da. zakhvatyvayushche."Taka nods, "Sounds exciting, and in addition, it is necessary. Count me in, of course. I look forward to another excursion."
Taka intends to borrow an axe from one of the Orngaddrin, and cut down a small tree before heading out; knowing that sharp objects skip off of the armored carapace of giant insects, he wants to make a heavy club with which to smash them. If any of the Orngaddrin already have a suitable club, he will ask about either borrowing it, or perhaps trading for it.
The miners look at Taka, sidelong, at their lack of understanding for the motivation of such a strange request. Axes are rather limited in town. Once it is understood why Taka wants one, one of the Maldrog takes a long handle from a miner's pick and offers it to him. "Gut zum schnappen, Ja!?" he offers in Maldrog.
Gebbrik wrinkles his brow. "I do not known this word 'exterminator,' but thank you for seeing to this problem."Coldtree nods to Gebbrik. "I guess we're the exterminators for now. We'll deal with the ants." He will look into what poisons the community might have, and procure some to use on the bugs.
When Coldtree lets Taka and Tehn know that he is looking for something to possibly poison the ants, Tehn suggests that they first look into the storehouse to see what is being eaten. A hole has been bored under the wall of the building, large enough to allow Taka to pass his fist through. Inside, it appears that the ants are specifically selecting the corn.
Tehn makes a gesture of quiet, closes the door to the building, then takes a handful of corn in each hand, offering them toward the other two men. "Which handful would you like to eat?"
Being themselves sensitive to the manipulation of Way Lines, both men instinctively select the right hand, knowing something is wrong with the grain in his left, even though they were both removed from the same sack. "Being a cook, I have had some time to test the possibilities with this particular talent. What I did is the reverse manipulation of how I removed the skunk stench from us. It works on anything other than water, but I am not strong enough to make it deadly. If you were to eat this, you would fall asleep. I have done this to Dregg several times since he is such... was such an obnoxious drunk. It should work the same on the ants. We should take some of the corn with us and make it toxic once we find the bed."