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Fri Aug 28, 2015 14:04

Ilraen nodded in farewell to Brightbeard and Teyala as they departed. Teyala forgot to pick up a bowl of wherry-meat, and he almost called out to remind her, but there was a line forming in front of him. Well, Jenni would make sure everyone was prepared.

He turned his attention to Shui-Hua and was surprised, both at being addressed with a botched attempt at his third name and by the amount of stuff laid at his hooves. Thirty pounds? That couldn't be used in a normal forge, at that? He'd planned on working something out with Brightbeard, which would satisfy their trade, but now he wasn't sure. Could the dwarf work with this stuff?

He put his consternation aside to respond to the technician. <'Agent Ilraen' is fine, and of course I will look after the tea,> he assured her. <It will remain safely in the box until I can give it to her.> He made no comment on Agent Des and the alleged teapot theft. What did he know about it? <Thank you for your consideration. Now, please take a bowl of meat and approach Jenni for your egg.>

Once she had gone, Ilraen found himself unusually pressed to use both his main eyes and a stalk-eye to properly face one being. He had never met anyone with two heads before and found himself quite fascinated. Unfortunately, Bosh seemed a bit put off by the three-eyed regard and stammered his way through a description of his trade until Guk called him up.

<It is quite all right,> Ilraen assured them, raising one hand placatingly. <My partner can use them, and when I am in human disguise, I do have a mouth. Besides, I can drink them through my hooves in my natural form.> He raised one cloven forehoof as if in demonstration. <Do not worry, this trade is very good. Please take a bowl of meat and go to Jenni for your egg—and good luck!>

Next, an almost frighteningly pale-skinned girl with glowing eyes approached him. Perhaps she would have been reassured to know that he found her just as strange as she found him, but before he could say anything, he heard Agent Des call out to him. He was not caught out by the idiom, as he would have been years ago, and he waved back.

<Hello, Agents Desdendelle and McKenna! You may leave everything with me. Thank you very much, and do not forget to take a bowl of meat each before you collect your eggs!>

As they left their trades, his stalk-eyes roamed around the room, taking note of who was there and who he'd spoken to so far, then addressed the wraith-like girl. <You must be Agent Alleb. Is that correct?>

(( Okay... I think I'm caught up. Please forgive me if I've missed anyone, and also for having Ilraen hurry people along. I'm pretty sure you'd all rather get to the main event as quickly as possible, too. {= D

Oh, and btw, Edhelistar, I'm assuming that by "a bag of tea" you mean a decent-sized pouch, containing 2-3 oz or so, rather than a single individual-serving teabag. I know Iroh's tea is a big deal and very valuable to connoisseurs, but that would be very disappointing! ))

  • "Of course."PoorCynic, Fri Aug 28 11:13
    "We shall speak again later." Teyala gave Ilraen a friendly nod as she stepped out of the way of everyone else. They could conclude the specifics of their business later. She walked over towards the... more
    • (( Sorry for the delay. Back now! )) — Neshomeh, Fri Aug 28 14:04
      • "I am..."Alleb, Fri Aug 28 15:18
        ...Alleb said, trying not to flinch at the voice in her head. "And you are Master Fothergill, correct? I have read a few of your reports." ((Alleb's eyes don't actually glow; I should have been more... more
        • [Excitement intensifies]DawnFire and Desdendelle, Fri Aug 28 15:58
          Des flipped the lightsaber around so the emitter wasn’t facing Ilraen and handed it to the Andalite. “I don’t need to tell you to handle with care, I reckon?” he said with a tilt of his head. Dawn,... more
          • This was because she would be fine. A little digging through files that purported to be confidential, and probably were to someone who didn't live in the filing system to the extent that she did, had ... more
            • Okay, let's try this again.Neshomeh and Phobos, Sun Aug 30 12:47
              (( All more or less the same, until... )) Jenni stood and started toward the Notary, intending to help steady her and take the opportunity to put a few more instructive words in her ear, but... more
              • Alex's eyes went huge.Iximaz, Sun Aug 30 13:05
                He could feel the little creature in the egg rocking, and he ran to get a bowl of meat before he knelt, setting the egg gently in the sand. He realized he was holding his breath and forced himself to ... more
                • Des received his egg with a surprised yelp...Desdendelle, Sun Aug 30 13:18
                  ... and nearly dropped it. Smiling widely, he sat down, crossed legged, and put the meat bowl before him, holding the egg in his lap. Realising he was hyperventilating, he took a couple of deep... more
                  • Alleb yelped as...Alleb, Sun Aug 30 13:53
           egg and a bowl of oddly-colored meat were thrust into her hands in quick succession. Unsure what else to do, she plopped down in the sand, putting the bowl between her legs and cradling the... more
                    • When Shui-Hua got shoved the egg on her hands...Edhelistar, Sun Aug 30 14:13
                      ... it slipped from her fingers and she started fumbling it for some excruciating moments. By the moment she had finally settled the egg on her hands, she turned to see the bowl of meat that Ilraen... more
                      • The Notary looked at the shaking egg.Scapegrace, Sun Aug 30 20:13
                        The bowl of giant murderchicken - she refused to dignify it with some special name - was within easy reach. Suddenly, she realised she was holding the egg, standing next to its fellows, without... more
                        • In other news, look what I found! IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED, PEOPLE!
                          • ...bowl of meat, and hurriedly cradled it close instead. Something tapped on the inside--a baby fire-lizard, that was a baby fire-lizard, aaaah! --and she hurriedly found a clear space on the sandy... more
                            • Brightbeard shook his headPhobos, Sun Aug 30 23:23
                              He'd hoped he could reach the Notary through the fortress she lived in. Circumstances seemed to think otherwise. It was too bad; she seemed like she could use someone in her corner. Maybe their paths ... more
            • ((Nesh! Nesh!))Huinesoron, Sat Aug 29 12:19
              ((If the Notary makes a hatchling go between forever out of sheer terror at her mental state, can I roleplay Hera clawing her face off?)) ((hS))
              • Weeerll...Neshomeh, Sat Aug 29 13:36
                (( Let's hope it won't come to that. ^_^; But, if it does, we will be good RPers and let the character's owner decide whether to accept injury or try to evade it. I think we can trust Scape to play... more
                • OOC: Um, Nesh?Scapegrace, Sat Aug 29 19:41
                  Nesh, I'm not really sure how to broach this sensitively, but... did, um, did Jenni just shove a load of mental images down into the Notary's brain? Because, er... that... look, there's no polite way ... more
                  • (( Er. ))Neshomeh, Sun Aug 30 02:21
                    I was thinking less "shove down into," more "make plain for viewing, possibly with urgently flashing neon letters," but if it's gonna be an explosive issue I'd just as soon retcon the whole thing.... more
                    • ((Oh yeah, it's explosive alright.))Scapegrace, Sun Aug 30 06:17
                      ((Chiefly because the Notary would make it explosive. Possibly literally. She's a sad, scared, tired, isolated, hateful person. I'd say she was angry, but that's why she's angry. But hey, I'm sorry... more
                      • (( Okay then. ))Neshomeh, Sun Aug 30 10:54
                        Retcon coming up when I am a little more awake, and I'll make sure to move things along for everybody else, too. I did not mean to take up a day being sorta kinda self-indulgent with my character, so ... more
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