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    The Song and Sword might be what passes for a fancy bar in Waketown. Jokingly called "The Pillowsphere" by the inhabitants, it has been built on the interior of the decomissioned hull of an obsolete type of heavy dreadnaught that somehow ended up in Waketown. It is a single, hollow sphere of wood, the walls massive and strong enough to withstand catapults and ramming spikes (not that these are common threats to a Waketown bar).
    The sphere is large enough that fleeting tendrils of protoplasm mist can be seen hovering between the walls. In the center sits what must once have been a series of candles one stuck on top of the other, but is now a ten foot wide, irregular ball of warped-looking, many-coloured wax with two dozen burning wicks in it shedding light on the bar. A ring-shaped counter runs around it, with three rather bored looking waiters leaning against it, chatting and polishing glasses.
    The outer wall of hte sphere, because of the weightlessness, serves as one giant bar floor, covered in giant, many-coloured pillows carefully tethered to the wall with string and low tables with clamps to hold drinks and bottles.
    For those guests wishing for some privacy, old carpets have been pulled over pipes and ropes around some of the tables to create small tents, keeping curious eyes away from them.
    Only one of the tents is currently occupied, the one where the waiters will send anyone inquiring about the "Specialist work".
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    One of the low tables in the Song and Sword seemed to have an attendant of the less lively sort. Husan, a man marked by his pale, dry skin, was sitting there, in thought. Maybe he was thinking of a new dance, the other attendees, the latest joke or perhaps something more enlightened. Whatever it was, he was soon disturbed from thought.

    "BOO!" Jumping halfway out of the table was the torso of the ghostly Gregory, holding his arms up high and dangling his fingers above his head in his attempt to scare Husan! "Ahaha! I got you there, didn't I? Didn't I, buddy?" Gregory looked for recognition of having scared Husan, even if Husan was completely used to his buddy's antics and thus could have expected this when he had lost sight of Gregroy. That and, besides him being a ghost, the act wasn't exactly intimidating.

    With a jovial smile on his face, Gregory looked at Husan for his answer, while he seemed to drift through the table while he kept his hands raised, waiting in anticipation. This translucent ghost, capable of moving through objects with ease, was a familiar sight in Husan's vicinity, the two of them both knowing the embrace of death, even if it was from a completely different perspective. Gregory's friendly face was surrounded by his long hair, which seemed to float along him as (subjective) gravity had no effect on his fleeting or floating existence. The original colour of his hair, eyes or skin was difficult to determine due to his translucence, though it seemed that he had been part of the regular human race.

    Dressed in fine garbs, he probably used to be somebody who had been well to do, though where life seemed to have robbed him from, well, life, his jovial spirit was still lingering about. While his ghastly appearance might scare some, those who got to knew Gregory a little bit would realise he was relatively harmless in his antics.
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    Unlike the playful undead inside the bar, Psalacantha did not yet have a table. Although this was for a very good reason - she had only just reached the bar door, and was taking her first few glances inside...

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    • Dressed. In a plain cream summer dress that isn't a particularly good, or flattering, fit. But it does expose her arms and most of her legs.
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    It was... unusual. Even a few weeks after her arrival, Psalacantha still felt mildly disoriented by some of Waketown's weirder architecture. There was something, buried deep in her mind, that said places like this really did make sense. But it was buried under a layer that said gravity should have a set direction, and to hell with her senses' reports!

    Her step into the room was hesitant, not least because of the odd few gazes she drew. Not as bad as the ones she had received when she first began travelling. It was, she idly reflected, likely due to the fact she was dressed this time. However odd a fey or spirit she might be, the fact she was wearing a dress seemed to make her more respectable.

    Not that she was complaining. The odd tangle was far better than the crowds she used to draw.

    As the first waiter floated by, she questioned him briefly about the 'specialist work', getting directions to the occupied 'tent'. But she did not immediately approach it, preferring instead to continue examining the room. After all, it was new, and exciting, and who knew when she'd have a good reason to visit somewhere like this again?

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    As Psalacantha examines the room, Dex drifts over, drink in hand (taking care not to spill any) having noticed her looking around. He simply had a dark long cloak covering his armour and weapons, as well as a new fancy hat he'd 'found' the day before, and a grin on his face (which wasn't currently anything too remarkable - his form was that of a local man with short brown hair) as he used a nearby table to swing down onto the floor again. Sure, he had a job to look into, but eh, he had time to look into anything interesting for a bit before he went in. Besides, he had a drink to finish.

    "Hey, you new in town?
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    "Sort of. Certainly I am new in this part of town. And I do not often visit... bars. I remember being told that they are no place for the young. But the recruiting flyers said to come here, so..."

    Extending the man a hand (with its claws retracted), she introduced herself. "I'm Psalacantha. You?"

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    Sitting down was always a fun activity in a weightless environment. It pretty much amounted to wanting to sit then, and then never forgetting which way you want to sit down. Husan was good at that, the Dance of Still Movement. He was one among the undead, there could be no one better at the dance.

    A smile formed on his face as Gregory phased through the floor, shouting boo at him. With a voice that was as rough as gravel and tainted with the coldness of undeath Husan spoke to his undead buddy.

    "You have been practicing." Husan nodded, his posture relaxed and his body unmoving besides the movement of his clothing in the weightless of the bar. With an unnecessary sigh (Something he picked up from mortals, it was a very expressive movement) Husan ended the Dance of Still Movement and slid his feet off the table.

    "This place needs more music Gregory, mortals always find it so odd when I dance in silence." He stands. "But I suppose this is not the time for music. Which I find upsetting. No, this is a time to find out about work. But first, I'd like to find out who we may be dancing with."

    A pause.

    "Did you catch that, Gregory? I said dancing instead of working. I told you that'd catch on. This is something that can actually be a thing."

    Another pause. They were rather awkward to see, seeing as how he was undead and didn't move even slightly when he did so.

    "Anyways, let's float around the tent over there and see who comes our way. I've been dying to see who we're going to work with."
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    "Woo!" Gregory let out in excitement, his hands up in a cheer because of the compliment. When Husan suggested music, Gregory was the first (and probably the only one) to nod in solid agreement. "Aand music is fun!" He managed to squeeze in as comment before Husan fully stood.

    His face seemed to become sad for a moment as Husan said it was no time for music. "Awww..." This changed again when Husan mentioned dancing, lighting up Gregory's face.

    "I'm sure of it! It'll be the popularest thing!" He said enthusiastically, adding a laugh. With all this talk of dancing, Gregory couldn't restrain himself and let himself slide out of the table sideways with a dancing step, rolling his arms from the table end towards the outer end, striking the hands out horizontally.

    Unlike the still Husan, Gregory seemed to be full of movement. Even when he was not moving his body, it seemed as if his body itself had difficulty sticking to one place, floating softy around, and his translucent self was a bit blurry, as ectoplasmic mists seemed to be part of him. This stir seemed to have an effect on his surroundings, as wisps of dust had a tendency to swirl near him and even objects seemed to stir at times, as if seeing Gregory's inner festivity and wanting to party along.

    As Gregory slid out of the table, his style of dress became more apparent. Wearing rich trousers, finely made boots and a blouse with expensive ornaments as well as a sleeveless, tight, doublet with a complex pattern that eludes understanding due to its translucent movement. From his shoulders sprouts a short mantle that could be draped further over his upper body for some additional warmth, though Gregory never does so, having lost that need. A belt with a belt pouch and a sheathed blade rings his hips, but unless you are a ghost like Gregory, one should not have fear of being harmed by the sword.

    While his clothing marks him as having belonged to the high society, it is also clear that this was a high society of the past, as his style of wear is now old fashioned and relatively out dated. It also alludes to a certain sense of regal look, which Gregory doesn't seem to put much effort in to uphold as he dances out of the table.

    "I'm an expert at floating! Also, we've got experience with the dying part, so seeing who we're going to work with should be easy as pie!" He states with a jovial grin as he starts to float over towards the tent, slowly rotating around in a cartwheel motion as he does so. "Maybe carpet lovers?" He suggests as to whom they will meet, considering the tent seems to be composed mainly out of carpets.

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    Dex takes the hand eagerly. "Name's Dex, and from the sounds of it we're here for the same reason. And...when they say 'not safe for the young', they mean people a lot less...mature than you."

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    "Really, people are supposed to go into bars when they are *this* young? I thought childhood was supposed to last for years! One of the most frequent complains I have heard from smaller people is how they are 10, 12 years old and still treated like children..."

    One of the things Psalacantha had never figured out is the mortal aging process. Which is why she, having come into existance with a body equivalent to someone in their mid-20s and never living in one place long enough to see someone age, could never understand why people always got her age so wrong when they made estimates.

    She assumed it was because her body was *so* alien to them, the tricks they used to date each other simply gave the wrong result when used on her. That she looked the spitting image of a much older age group than she was technically in... hadn't occured to her yet.

    "Well, no matter. Young or not, if the interviews are here, I'll have to brave it." Pause for another glance around. "Doesn't look that bad, if I am honest..."

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    Dex is quiet for a moment, with a raised eyebrow. "Right...well, I for one was in a bar when I was ten, but that's not the norm, no. How old are you, anyway?"

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    The door swings open once more as an armour-clad man walks in. Taller than your average human, with pale blue skin where visible, a long golden cloak flows down from his shoulders to almost the floor, somehow retaining its shape despite the (lack of) gravity. A large, gilded sword sits on the man's back and travelling furs finish his ensemble.

    Clearly adept at handling unusual gravity, he floats effortlessly over to the nearest waiter, seems to ask him a quick question and is pointed toward the occupied tent. Smiling and nodding to him, the man takes a good look around bar before spotting Psalacantha and Dex. He floats over with ease and offers his hand to each of them in turn.

    "Greetings! Are you two here for the job also?""
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    "Six, maybe seven... months... I think... Sorry, but the people around when I woke up weren't exactly the 'answering questions' or the 'providing calendars' type. When I got away I sat down with a calendar and tried counting back, but... no guarantee it's accurate. I think my memory skips a few days here and there."

    It's at this point in her reply that Psalacantha's elabouration is disrupted by the arrival of a newcomer. As she's offered a hand, she shakes it, commenting "I am... do I really stand out that badly? I could never get the hang of clothes..."

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    "Ah...well, your appearance doesn't really suggest that - you look a lot older than you actually are. And yeah, you kinda do stand out, what with your appearance, newness to the area and the like.

    Dex shakes the new person's hand. "Name's Dex, and yeah I'm here for the job."

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    Baraz smiles at the two in turn, seeming to expect something more by way of reply. Realising it isn't going to happen, he awkwardly chuckles.

    "Ah, yes! I should introduce myself. Sha- Ah, hm, Baraz. My name is Baraz. Nice to meet you! I wouldn't say it's entirely obvious what you're here for my dear, just call it a good guess!"

    He pauses a moment to look around the bar yet again.

    "Say... Do either of you know where we should be going? The help said the tent over yonder", pointing appropriately, he continues, "But I'm not convinced. Never trust the help and all."
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    "Well, bugger a nathri then, your shininess.", the help behind the bar grumbles to himself in response to that, just audible enough to be heard and low enough to be denied if asked.
    "Après la vie - le mort, après le mort, la vie de noveau.
    Après le monde - le gris; après le gris - le monde de nouveau.
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    Dex chuckles at the barman's whisper, and nods, downing what's left of his drink. "It's the tent, yeah. And I think it's about time we went and see what they want." He then kicks off from the wall to drift over to the tent.

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    "Strange... I always found 'the help' more helpful than people in armour. I thought that was where the euphemism came from..."

    At the very least, no servant has ever tried to arrest me for 'public indecency'. What an odd phrase that is, anyway. I was being very polite at the time.

    The back of Psalacantha's dress bulges oddly, as undersized wings instinctively try to unfurl, only to be held back by the back of a garment made for humans. Lucky she didn't need them here, then, as a little push was enough to get her airborne and floating in the direction of the 'tent'.

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    "Finally, Gregory! Mortals! ... I think. You know what to do." Saying this Husan begins the Dance of Cold Warmth and drifts slowly towards Dex and the others.

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    Wondrous.

    "Hello! I noticed you floating over here. You wouldn't be interested in this here tent, would you? I ask only because you'll no doubt be working with me soon, if all goes well. My name is Husan, hunter and friend to the undead. Might I ask your names?"

    A pause, perfect stillness.

    "And talents, if you don't mind me asking. If not now, then hopefully after we've been decided to help. I don't know if they'll force us to work together, but it's always for the best I think. Safety in numbers and such, yes?"
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    Know what to do.. know what to do.. Gregory pondered for a moment. As a ghost, his thoughts were at times hazy, as were his memories. It probably wasn't singing and floating gently to the others and offering a polite introduction? Nah, that couldn't be it either. Aha! Gregory knew.

    Flying in the walls of the Pillowsphere, ehrm, Song and Sword, he made his way to the opposite wall of the ensemble to flank them. Bursting out from the wall, he rushed towards the group with arms raised up in a scary manner, arriving a moment after Husan's introduction, letting out:

    "BOO!"

    With a wide grin on his face, he looked at their reactions with a hopeful expression, hoping to see at least one startled reaction amongst Dex, Baraz and Psalacantha.

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    Only recently hearing the notice, Eoru has not been in Waketoen long. For his few days here already, the use of the weightlessness here was very inventive and startling. It astounded him, again, the moment he entered the Song and Sword. He looked around to see the place, and wished that no one could tell that he wasn’t from around here. Perhaps it was because his feet were planted on the ground or the image of a black and golden construct mimicking his every movement, surrounding him like some weird armor. At the attempt of looking ordinary, he wore his ordinary clothes, with a simple chain shirt underneath, along with a cloak, which seems unnecessary because there’s no such weather in Waketown. The only weapon in sight is a mere dagger at his waist, which isn’t as imposing as the strange figment.

    After briefly speaking to a startled waiter about the work, Eoru looks up at the tent above him. Instead of floating towards it, like everyone else in the room, he starts walking along the bar floor. As he purposefully makes each step, Eoru notices the few others floating to the very same destination. Hurrying up, he reaches the tent at the same time.

    “Greetings, are you all here for the work as well?”


    Perhaps a little too formal, but it’s necessary when addressing others you don’t know yet.

    Right then, Gregory came up right from underneath Eoru. Horribly startled, he leaps into the air. After a moment of realization, he comes down next to Gregory laughing. Patting him on the back, as if he were corporeal.

    “That’s good! Oh boy, that was really good!”

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    A small shape appears at the door. Clad head to toe in fine armour, decorated with whirling spiral patterns etched into the metal, it is at first almost impossible to tell who is inside, or even whether it is occupied at all. A pair of long axe blades on handles are strapped to his back, neatly arranged around a bulging backpack that has been tightly strapped down.

    With a fluid motion he flips the visor open, and peers around the bar. The worried eyes scan around the room, lingering on the curve of the massive wooden walls, before reluctantly carrying on the room's inhabitents. He turns on the spot as he scans the room, evidently familiar enough with movement in this strange space not waste effort turning his head.

    His eyes light up as they arrive at the eclectic group lurking near the tent. With a whoosh. he pushes off the wall, and soars towards the group, a metal missle coming in at alarming speed. He starts to slow as he comes closer, but not enough.

    You have got to be the people I'm ... Awk!

    He soars through the group, one hand reaching out to stop himself and passing straight through Gregory without finding a suitable handhold. He manages a neatish flip, and slows to a sprawling stop.

    Ok, just so you know, that worked really when I practiced it.

    He neatens his posture, by pulling in his limbs to form a ball, and then gradually extending them into a more stable stance.

    Let's try that again, are you waiting to go in there?

    He gestures at the tent, trying not to notice that this sends him into a slow clockwise spin.
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    Psalacantha did not give a startled reaction to Gregory's antics... mostly because she'd already been aware that the ghost was around. Early arrival bonus at work!

    What did surprise her was the other two arrivals. Eoru in a standard 'what... is that?!' kind of surprise. But the winning reaction was to the small armoured figure who flew through Gregory. Someone in full armour charged towards her, implying he'd been searching for her... she immediately concluded she was under attack. Spreading her arms wide, extending her claws, and bracing for impact... which never happened, as the figure passed harmlessly through the ghost.

    She wasn't entirely sure whether she should be giving chase or laughing.

    By the time he's done talking, she's worked out that he's not after her. Retracting her claws, Psalacantha starts floating 'down' towards the 'tent'. As before, there's that same odd movement on the back of her dress as her wings vainly try and respond to the perception of flight.

    "Correct... except the 'waiting' part."

    Once she reaches the tent, Psalacantha takes a peak inside...

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    Looking terribly amused as he manages to startle Eoru, Gregory's attitude dramatically shifts as he feels Eoru's pat on the back. Leaping away from the resistance, with an intense look of dread on his face, he spouts out: "W..wha!?" Looking beyond baffled and confused, Gregory swiftly moves up to the arm Eoru just used to provide the sensation of feel. One hand he uses to grab Eoru's wrist to keep it still. There is a sensation of touch, despite Gregory being a ghost, but it seems to lack any strength behind it, a very gentle, soft and almost non-existent grasp. Gregory hovers his face in front of the hand, inspecting it. "How did you do that?" The other hand he uses to move through Eoru's hand, then trying to gently push his hand against Eoru's, trying to discover if there is any resistance at all, any kind of touch, any kind of sensation that would defy his incorporealness. Unlike his other hand holding Eoru, this one does not seem to have any touch, being fully incorporeal.

    Meanwhile, another man passed through him. Gregory laughs at him being unable to find any hold, his laugh a ghostly one, echoing softly. He was about to say something witty, to react to it, but it didn't come, hung in the air, forgotten, as Gregory was back at inspecting Eoru's hand. Had he truly felt touch from a living mortal without a ghost-touch weapon or item? Or was he going crazy?

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    Heading over to the tent with the others, Baraz is alert as one would expect of an armour-clad, greatsword-wielding man such as himself. This is evident as Gregory bursts out and shouts boo, Baraz quickly unsheathes his blade and begins floating toward the ghost post haste.

    His charge is halted, however, when the new arrival chuckles and pats the ghost on the back. Realising his mistake, Baraz coughs awkwardly and puts his greatsword back, bowing to the ghost.

    "My apologies. Pleasure to meet you. I am Sh- Baraz. My name is Baraz." He catches himself yet again, silently cursing his lack of practice with his informal name.

    With that he attempts to shake the hand of each member of the group in turn (at least those he has not already met) with a particularly long, cold stare at Husan. This done, he floats inside the tent and takes a seat.
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    "Huh. Undead. Didn't expect that."

    Dex doesn't give much else conversation as he continues onwards to the tent, drifting past Psalacantha as she stops to look before she goes in,

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    With a shrug Husan drifts a bit closer to the rest of the team, keeping a milky white eye on Baraz. 'That one could be a problem.'

    Glancing over to Gregory (while keeping Baraz in the side of his vision) he smiles a bit, happy to see his old friend making other friends. Not that Gregory ever stopped trying. One of his best traits, certainly.

    Watching the group chat for a few moments Husan then heads inside the tent along side everyone, keeping his eyes peeled for Baraz when he does so.
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    Eoru chuckles at Gregory's confusion and simply watches as his hand is stolen by a ghost for experimentation. He had an idea what Gregory was talking about. He was simply amused that he startled a ghost. Politely, he waits as the ghost puts his hand through Eoru's. Upon holding Eoru's wrist and pushing against his hand, Gregory feels a slight resisting force even as he pushes through the image of the construct. This continues through Eoru's hand until it reaches the other side of the construct image. All the while, Eoru can't feel a thing but can vaguely see the affect on his new associate.

    Perhaps it was his own way of greeting others. Spirits tend to do that. Best to be polite.

    Scratching his head with his free hand, Eoru turns slightly to face Baraz to shake his hand, making sure that his captive appendage does not move. The image does not mimic this action immediately. For a moment, it seems to stare at Gregory before following Eoru's motion to shake Baraz's hand.

    "I believe all introductions will be done inside the tent. It's good to meet you, Baraz." Facing Gregory again. "Perhaps we should take residence inside the tent, so that we can proceed in an orderly fashion." Noticing that a few others have already drifted into it.
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    Gregory looked up from his investigation for a moment when Baraz grasped his sword and rushed at him. But even as Baraz apologised, Gregory laughed. Whether he was laughing at or with Baraz was unclear though, but it was clear Gregory amused himself at it. He gave a nod at Baraz' bow, but was soon caught up with studying Eoru again.

    "Hmmm.." He let out, as he seems to look ever so suspicious at the hand. There was something in there, something that bothered Gregory without end. Pushing his hand multiple times through Eoru's hand, he then stuck his hand through Eoru's hand, to see if he still felt the same there too. If the case, he would then let go of Eoru's wrist, relieving him of the ever soft ghostly touch.

    And then he proceeds to poke his arm through Eoru's body. His arms, his chest, his legs, his feet, his head and neck, trying to see if he could feel the same sensation there too. In the mean time he still looks overly suspicious at Eoru, and maybe not entirely serious as his expression plays out rather over the top. "Hmmm!"

    It took several moments before Gregory realised Eoru had asked a question. "Oh!" A short pause as he stuck his arm through Eoru again. "That's fine, go ahead." Even if Eoru would move there, Gregory would simply continue his investigation as he floated along.
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    The small figure is disappointed to see everyone disappearing towards the tent. He gives another powerful and unecesary jump towards the enclosed area, and then tries his flip and slow manovere again, this time with considerable more accuracy. As he passes Psalacantha, feet first and decelerating, he speaks up.

    Thanks for trying to catch me back there.

    With a deft bounce he lands upside down on the entranceway, and then looks down, trying to work out how to get in. As the group start drawing into the tented enclosure, he awkwardly angles himself to follow them.

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    The tent is just a bit too low to stand up fully, but the woolen carpets and the pillows, several layers thick on the floor, provide a comfy athmosphere around the small table that has been bolted to the floor. A tall, golden candle stands in the middle of the table, surrounded by two lidded decanters, a steamping teapot, several cups and glasses and even a few flat clay bowls with small snacks: nuts, dried fruit and berries.
    On one of the pillows, opposite the entrance sits a young man, leaning against one of the tent poles. He can't be much over twenty, with slender limbs in a simple shirt of undyed wool and a clean-shaven, hazelnut-brown face. His eyes are pitch black and twinkling in the candlelight as he looks up to you.
    "Ah, good morning", he says.
    "Please, sit down. I am Judge Daul."
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