The knight listens with a thoughtful scowl to Onix's explaination, then nods. "I see. I must have mistaken it for one of those fellows on some ships who man the cannons." He shrugs.
At Veraka's comment, the drow laughs. "Why not? The more the merrier! Besides, you should know that my people believe in large families- the better to concquor the Underdark, you know- and speaking personally, twins happen to run in my family, so..." He shrugs, and shakes his head with a grin. "I'm joking, of course. Not that I'd mind a few more, but only with a certain lovely Lady with a heart- and other things- of gold..." He tosses his most charming smile Vala's way, and she giggles softly.
"You're incorigible!" she says, and rolls her eyes, but blushes rosy gold at his quip.
"You bring new meanting to the term 'smooth-talker'," mutters the knight disgustedly. "MUST you turn everything into some sort of innuendo or joke? I find it tiresome."
"That's because you never learned how to have fun. Pardon me if my exuberance is wearying to you, Palax, but after spending a lifetime skulking about in silence in stifling, oppressive caverns or aboard ships full of viscious, debauched pirates, I have this overwhelming urge to let loose and just be myself. It's liberating- you really should try it sometime." He smirks at the golden elf.
"I'll pass...." the half-dragon mutters, and lets out a long sigh of annoyance.
Then the drow woman begins to play and sing, and his head turns quickly to listen. He picks up his own gleaming black lute with the moon phases and dancing elf-maids around the rim, and soon finds the tune and joins in softly with a counter-point. He closes his eyes, simply enjoying the duet.
At the minotaur's entrance, all three heads of the drow and his companions turn. Lothir's jaw drops, and he looks almost excited to see sthe huge mass of hulking beast. "Now, THERE'S something you don't see every day!" he mutters in awe. "Never thought I might come across one of them. You see, Palax? This is why I like this place- you never know WHO might show up!"