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Rynata
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Welcome to Scalvoris

Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:53 am

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“Oh no, no,” Rynata said waving a hand as if to bat away Nightshade’s quiet offer. “If anyone should be covering the meal, it’s me. You’re a guest and a hopeful new faction member at that. Please. Consider it a welcoming dinner. There are better ways to spend your coin. Perhaps some souvenirs for friends in Etzos, yes?”

The offer was rather painful for Rynata’s stingily drawn purse strings, but she supposed that was the whole point of heartfelt gestures. If it meant nothing to her, then the act itself meant a little less. Besides, it wasn’t right to mooch off of a tired traveler. Her family had taught her better than that.

Following Nightshade into the establishment, Rynata held open the door for Devin and took in the crisp interior. A few people were dining here and there, and the comforting sounds of cutlery clinking together echoed in the hall. A server approached them, dressed smartly and smiling in welcome. After showing them to a beautifully set table, they stepped aside, remaining posted nearby to wait for their orders.

Drawing out a chair for Nightshade, Rynata glanced briefly at her large wings, wondering how they would fare against the back of the seat. Still, having lived with them all her life, the woman must have some technique for being seated comfortably. Thinking that it must be like having an extra pair of limbs, Rynata took her own seat and reached out for the menu.

“What do you think? Some wine?” she said, glancing through the list of drinks. She usually stuck to the spirits and frankly, the parade of wines was confusing her. She supposed it would make more sense to let the others pick a good bottle and moved onto look at the food. Inevitably, her eyes drifted toward the dessert section in search for the curling script of ‘Chocolate’.
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Re: Welcome to Scalvoris

Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:14 am

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As Nightshade talked about how big and ugly the bear that she had killed had been, Devin looked absolutely excited. He liked stories that involved people killing other people – or dangerous animals, for that matter, more than he probably should, even though he was loath to engage in such activities himself since you could get dirty.

“How exactly did you kill the bear?” he wanted to know. “With a sword or a bow? I have a pistol crossbow. I got it for my part in an incredibly dangerous mission that involved a magical tree”, he informed her, sounding almost absurdly proud of himself even though he actually hadn’t done much during said mission but stand around and scream. A moment later, his eyes suddenly widened until they threatened to drop out of their sockets. It was good that they didn't as such would have been a major catastrophe since you couldn’t see without eyes. Had Nightshade just invited him? Yes, he decided, she definitely had!

He had never been an actual patron at Cally’s. He’d only ever been the bard who got free food and free drinks as part of his job. “Yes, please!” he exclaimed because he was absolutely looking forward to the experience. That trial, he decided, he would dine like a fine lord! He was back to smiling and being nice and somewhat humble and eternally grateful now because he was just so absolutely flabbergasted that he’d been invited – and that he wouldn’t have to pay anything, which was the best part about the whole thing. He loved it when people gave him free stuff!

Everybody ought to give him free stuff in his opinion!

Smiling brightly, he followed Nightshade and Rynata into the restaurant, raising his right hand in a greeting as he did so, just in case there was somebody that he knew there – or one of his adoring fans. He probably had a few fans at that point. At least he hoped that he did because he absolutely deserved to have a few fans in his opinion. He was an awesome bard!

Since nobody was pulling back a chair for him, Devin did so himself and sat down before he grabbed the menu and peered at it intently. He’d never actually perused the menu in detail because he wasn’t allowed to pick his free dinner. Trudi gave him whatever was there. “Acripae, definitely”, he decided when it came to picking a wine. “It says here that it exudes glory, nobility and power, and we have three brave heroes here”, he said with a glance at Rynata, his temporary accomplice. “That wine was practically made for us! Low Hanging Zemoni might also be worth a try, although I have no idea which part of it hangs low”, he admitted.

As he noticed Rynata studying the desert section, he grinned somewhat mischievously before he asked, “Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Maybe we should just skip the main course and eat nothing but sweets!”
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Re: Welcome to Scalvoris

Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:47 am

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If the half-breed had one thing to share with this strange new acquaintance of hers, it was many deadly tales with which she could regale him. "Honestly it was a rather large kerfuffle of sorts that ended with me having to stab the bear. As much as I wish I was better with my bow, there's nothing I'm better with than my good old sword. My father started to teach me when I was rather young and it just kind of stuck. I actually officially opened a business this season where I help teach people how to defend themselves and take on any jobs that are a bit too much for the average civilian to handle. It was a bit hard to get started up since I did, of course, have to go through the official city guard and deal with a lot of paperwork in order to make sure nothing illegal happened, but I think it was all well worth it. Every day is a different fight," she said without really noticing the look of shock that crossed Devin's features upon invitation to the meal. She didn't think much of the invitation itself. It just felt normal to do all things considered. Then again she also played counselor for a complete stranger not too long ago who was now one of her employees.

"Are you certain?" She asked Rynata. The half-breed's voice sounded hesitant as if this was the first time someone had ever offered to pay for her. In fact, it likely was, at least to the half-breed's recollection. Not even Noth himself had paid for one of her meals. Then again, she wasn't necessarily likely to let him if he tried, and part of her had to wondered if the reason he never tried was his understanding of that fact. Then again, she was also the one out of their pairing who had the heavier coin purse. There was no denying the fact the Nightshade was paid extremely well considering the work she did. Her loyalty to the Smarter Charts had paid off and the addition of her own shiny new business had only added her gloriously large seasonal revenue. Which was why she had no issues offering to pay for the meal. Considering how much she'd already given to Faith, such a sum as a meal was almost paltry in comparison. But with Rynata seeming set to pay for things she allowed any final resistance to die in her throat and instead focused on the meal ahead.

Even if Rynata had no wish to let Nightshade pay, the addition of Devin's meal would not go paid for by Rynata if the half-breed had anything to say about the matter. No matter how furious a resolve Rynata had, the check for that meal was going to be on the half-breed and there were few things either Ryn or Devin could do to convince her otherwise.

When the half-breed sat down in the chair offered by Rynata she seemed to have no issues with the chair. She wouldn't lie, the chairs that had no backing were always the most comfortable for her as it actually allowed her to rest against the chair, but she had no issues with allowing her wings to fold neatly around her sides. Of course, even if she had no image it wasn't the most welcoming sight to those looking on at the little group. When folded, her wings gave the illusion of the half-breed being much larger and more intimidating than she actually was. At last from behind. The creature herself was actually rather lithe, the average high for a woman and below what would have been the average weight for a human woman her size simply thanks to her biological nature. But the wings curled around her fluffed and gave a far more daunting visage than the woman herself.

The idea of drink gave the half-breed pause for a couple of moments while she weighed her choices. "I don't typically enjoy drink, it's a rather long story. I think I'll stick to something nonalcoholic. Though, don't let me spoil your fun!" There was a slight amount of nerves to her tone while she spoke these words, silently praying the two wouldn't ask for the story. If they did she'd likely just be quick to restate the fact that it was a long story and find some other topic that was interesting. She actually found herself laughing slightly when the pair both seemed to gravitate towards the deserts. Looking over the menu herself she tried hunting out something that was heavy on the vegetables with at least some meat. Any kind of meat besides bear would do at that moment. "I think I'd like a proper meal. Anything the pair of you would like to recommend," something that hopefully doesn't slaughter Rynata's coin purse were the words that the half-breed said to herself silently.

"Common"

"Ith'ession"
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