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    Default [Nexus] The Black Dragon's Den X


    This old warehouse by the docks and on the edge of the city slums has numerous secret passageways and tunnels leading to it. When you walk in, either from the street or below, you see a freshly cleaned interior that actually looks somewhat welcoming, however, as a seedy hive of smugglers, pirates, and home of the local wererat assassin guild; this is a rough place to have a drink.

    The back half of the building has been converted into a set of rooms, used by those who need a bit of privacy, whether to have a private card game, hold a secret meeting, or just to get away from the world while enjoying a dose of some of the more exotic items the Den serves. We don't care what you do here, just don't leave a mess. Just keep in mind, the walls are a little thin back there, and can be listened through (or busted through), so be careful.

    The gambling scene is lively here, with craps, three-dragon ante, and darts, among other things. There are certainly not knife-fights held in the ring in the basement. Come early for a ringside seat. Gambling is permitted. Anyone caught betting against themselves will be killed, or worse. So don't do it.

    The servers are all NPC goblins. They are: Blackeye, Hooktooth, and Daggernose.
    The cook is a goblin woman named Sicklewort.
    The NPC bouncer is Gnarl, the orc.

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    The menu is as follows:

    Drinks

    Common Drinks
    All the common drinks are available in an extremely wide range of qualities, brands, and prices. Just remember- you pay for what you get.
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    Absinthe
    Ale
    Beer
    Brandy
    Coffee
    Hard Cider
    Kumis (Fermented milk)
    Mead
    Rum
    Tea
    Tequila
    Vodka
    Whiskey
    Wine


    Specialty Drinks
    The specialty drinks are either crafted here or ordered specially from other sources. Normally they are higher class and more palatable, but that is not always the case...
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    Black Shadow-
    A strong concoction guaranteed to send a chill down your spine at any temperature.
    Damned Soul Nectar-
    Yummy. Damned souls. Perfect for demons, devils, or anyone else lacking a conscience.
    Devil Brew-
    It tastes good, though drinking it will gradually corrupt your soul to evil.
    Drow Spiderblood Wine-
    A specialty drow wine with a strong bite, and a hint of spider venom. Alcohol isn't the only thing you have to worry about when drinking it... but it does taste good.
    Firewine-
    This wine is created in a way that literally leaves the top simmering and flaming. Only recommended to those who have a good fire resistance. However, it is extremely warm and has a fairly sweet taste.
    Frenzywater-
    You want to know what it is like to see red? Frenzywater will having you raging like a barbarian.
    Goblin Thudrud Beer-
    A favorite of goblins... but described by others as smelling like a rotten, flaming cow.
    Hearth Brew Mead
    This is a sweet mead with raspberries, rhubarb and some kind of ingredient that makes you feel warm when you drink it.
    Ichor Liquor-
    A mixture of blood and alcohol made especially for our vampiric friends. It can be served neat, on the rocks, or specially heated to 98.6 F.
    Liquid Agony-
    A drink brewed and distilled from the agony of victims, and quite sweet and tasty, but very addictive.
    Mindflayer Mead-
    A special brew for those squid-headed fellows. Also appropriate for Zombies, or anyoen else who likes the taste of brains.
    Mushroom Wine
    An Underdark drink fermented from mushrooms. It has a good deal of sugar added to it and tastes sweet, but may cause hallucinations...
    Orc Kragg Liquor-
    Strong. Disgusting. Manly.
    Poisonbite Cocktail-
    This brew is mixed of several poisons and rum. It induces extreme euphoria, and will drain the drinker's strength and mental capacities for a day or so.
    Rat Mead-
    This foul concoction is meant more for drinking games, and less for taste. You'll need a strong stomach to keep it down.



    Other

    Food
    Like the drinks, the food ranges in quality and price... the menu is currently under improvement.
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    Bread-
    Crusty, burnt, soggy, or rotten. It's not your choice. A better bakery is "under construction" in the back. Thanks to a newly built brick oven, the bread is actually quite good now, baked fresh daily.
    Dragon Steak-
    This tender, extremely tasty steak is excellently prepared, but its source is undisclosed...
    Fish of the Day-
    The catch of the day, or yesterday... be sure to specify "fresh."
    Puffer fish liver-
    Tetrodotoxin, anyone? Extreme poison is ahead.
    Soup-
    Most common soups are available, but pay for what you want, or you'll get something else. Served in a bread bowl.


    Mushrooms
    Our mushrooms are well acclaimed for their taste and subtle poisons. If you have enemies, make sure they you didn't get something other than what you asked for...
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    Amanita-
    A hallucinogenic mushroom that is fairly toxic. May cause nausea, sensory distortions, mood changes, and loss of equilibrium. Retrograde amnesia frequently results following recovery. Serious poisonings cause delirium, seizures, or comas.
    Chanterelle-
    An edible but unremarkable mushroom. Available pickled or dried.
    Lorchel-
    Also known as false morels (due to similarity in appearance), eating these raw results in extreme liver failure or death. Properly prepared, however, they are quite delicious. Available both raw and parboiled (properly prepared).
    Morchella-
    Also known as morels, these very prized and tasty mushrooms are available raw.
    Omphalotus-
    This mushroom looks the same as the Chanterelle. It is extremely appealing in smell and appearance, but has a mild toxicity that will lead to vomiting and cramps.
    Oyster-
    Unlike other mushrooms, this one has no confusing look alikes, and is prized for that quality alone. Served raw or stuffed.
    Porcini-
    Also known as Boletus ("superior"), the porcini is highly regarded and is served raw or sautéed with butter.
    Portabello-
    While edible, this is either described as plain or only slightly sweet. Available raw or stuffed.
    Psilocybin-
    This mushroom is famed for its hallucinogenic effects, while lacking dangerous toxins. Available raw and dried.
    Shiitake-
    These mushrooms are normally added to ordered soups. Available dried or raw.


    Drink Additives
    Buy them for your drink, or for someone else's drink... everything goes here.
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    Doze Pill-
    A combination of magical energies and herbs guaranteed to put the drinker to sleep in a few minutes.
    Hanger's Drop-
    Ask for this in someone's drink to put them six feet under. Commonly means poison, though other methods can be bought depending on the target.
    Happy Juice-
    As seen in Malleo's shop. Turns the hair pink, and makes the drinker extremely happy.
    Wonder Trip-
    A mixture of magic and poison that causes extreme hallucinations and delirium which are not directly harmful or toxic.

    Other Additives are available, you just have to ask.


    Other Drugs
    If it doesn't get you drunk, and it isn't a mushroom... we still sell it.
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    Arhtorvin
    A gray powder made by different magic plants, Arthorvin is extremely calming. It is ingested, and numbs emotions and reactions.
    Baccaran
    A paste made of numerous, undisclosed substances, this is a mild hallucinogen that becomes more powerful as it is used in repetition and increased dosage.
    Dreammist
    This drug is formed into a tea, and then the vapors are inhaled. It causes incredibly beautiful and wonderful hallucinations that make the world seem dull in comparison. Overdose is extremely debilitating, as is directly drinking the substance.
    Devilweed
    A tobacco-like substance that is moderately addictive and makes the smoker skittish and more easily confused. Users enjoy it because it glazes over the memories of whatever happens during its effective.
    Luhix
    A powder made from plants grown in the abyss. It is sprinkled on self inflicted wounds- initially it causes intense pain, then numbs the body entirely. It is one of the most addictive substances known amongst the planes, but overdosing even a little may cause terrible, painful death.
    Mertoran Leaf
    This leaf is dried and treated. It is not very addictive, but it is cheap, popular, and boosts confidence. Ingested, not smoked.
    Redflower Leaves
    These leaves are only moderately addictive, but are known to give a boost to hand-eye coordination, making them popular among those who often engage in knife tossing or dart throwing. They are consumed raw and chewed.
    Sannish
    This blue liquid is made out of unknown ingredients and causes euphoria. It has a tendency to stain flesh and anything else it touches. Overdosing causes intense numbness.

    This is by no means the limit of what we can get our hands on, just ask and we'll see what we can do.


    Games
    As a new addition to the Black Dragon's Den, there is a back room where all kinds of gaming take place. Goblins generally oversee the games and make sure things are fair... but everyone here can be bribed. Best to keep an eye on things yourself.

    Card Games
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    Dice Games
    We provide all of the dice used here... unless you slip them out of our sleeve. "Better" dice can be bought with a quiet word and a few coin, though we don't provide protection from those who find out that you've used them.

    Coin Pass
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    This is a simple dice game played with a pair of six sided dice, and is generally best with four or more players.
    Each player puts out two coins (generally one type of coin is chosen, copper, silver, gold, or platinum) and then, in turn, each player rolls the dice.
    If a player rolls a one, they take one of their coins and place it in the pot.
    If a player rolls a six, they take one of their coins and pass it to the person on the left. This continues until only one player has coins, at which time they take the pot.
    If a player has no coins left, they have one round to wait for someone to pass them a coin (by roll of a six), after which they can buy their way back in. You can only buy your way back into a game once.


    Serpent's Eyes
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    This game is played with a pair of six sided dice, and a game board in the shape of the world serpent.

    Before the game begins, the number of rounds to play are determined, though the game may end ahead of time, or when one player runs out of coins/chips. Generally people play with a large number of rounds (double digits).
    A round is completed once every player has rolled the dice once.
    The dice start with the player closest to the seven on the board.
    When a player rolls the dice, he does one of three things.
    If he rolls any number 3-11, he places a coin on the corresponding number on the board, or, if the number is already filled with coins, they take the coins off of that number.
    If he rolls a 2, he places a coin on every number on the board.
    If he rolls a 12, he takes all coins from the board.


    Warship
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    This game is played with five dice for each player. The person who rolls first is normally determined randomly.
    The goal of the game is to create the best 'ship', where a 'ship' is a straight formed either forwards (1,2,3) or backwards (3,2,1). To create a straight, you roll the dice, and choose anywhere from 0-3 numbers from them. Your first chosen die is your starting number (IE, a number on either end of a straight), the second die chosen has to be the middle number of your straight, and the third die chosen is the last of your straight.
    You have three rolls of the dice to form a straight. Whenever you choose one of these die, you remove it from the dice you roll to get the next number.
    The game progresses like this:
    1) Each player places an amount of money agreed on when the game starts.
    2) Each player rolls the dice once, chooses any dice from their roll that they want, then either adds in the money first agreed on again, or passes from the game, but leaves any money they first bet in the pot (Note that everyone can see what die you have chosen, if you have chosen a die already).
    3) Repeat the second step once more, then every player rolls the dice once more, and the person with the ship with the highest straight wins. If someone creates a ship one the first or second roll, they still bet, but do not have to roll until the last round (which is only done in case of ties).

    If no one has a straight, the winner is based on the person with the highest number set aside (with only players with dice set aside competing). If there is a tie in highest numbers, they go to the second die set aside (with only players with two dice competing). If there is a tie between set aside die, they proceed with the same process into the dice they last rolled (excluding those set aside)

    If two people have the same straight, they compare the numbers rolled on their last turn (not including the ones placed into their "ship"). The person with the highest numbers wins.

    The winner takes all money in the pot. Generally, more than one game is played at once.


    Other Games
    These may be more or less 'games' as such... but are just as entertaining.

    Darts
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    Bet on how well someone will throw, whether they can do it with their eyes closed... with their left hand... or if they can dodge a knife- it's all good. There are a few different dart boards, so any number of rings and scoring areas can be played with.


    Knife Fights
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    We hold knife fights here every once in a while, down in the basement. To surrender or death. Place your bets, folks.
    -No current list of PC fighters. Contact management to arrage something 'formal.'


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    Quote Originally Posted by Morty View Post
    I don't drink on the job, Dipsnig says dryly. I'm very curious as to what could possibly justify sticking your nose into our business.
    Meanwhile, a very large wolf with dark gray fur sitting next to Dipsnig is staring at Mr. Winters.
    "There are 2 reasons mainly. Number 1, your organization is needing information and I am someone that can provide information. Thus the simple principle of supply and demand begins again." Mr. Winters pauses for a moment to pull out a cigarette and light it, "and Number 2, your organization is pretty much untouchable at this point considering NO has been subsumed into the government. I mean you had enough strenght just with the roster you kept but now you are settled somewhere no one can touch you. So if you want to play why not do it with the big boys." Mr.Winters pauses again but only for a moment, "But now I am babbling, shall we take this negotiation into a private room?"
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    Ilpholin sighs in defeat, glancing down.

    "Not going to try Magtok. Not going to try." That wasn't really the goal. She's here to say goodbye, not take Zee down.

    "I would have told you sooner, but I wanted you to be as natural as possible in there."
    Magtok nods, figuring it best to just pretend the whole Zee thing never happened. Ilpholin's not going to be trying anything, so it's not like Zee or anyone else will be in jeopardy if he keeps quiet. What Raril's wife doesn't know won't hurt her.

    "So how does Mrs. Mithar fall into this, then?"

    The cyborg does his best not to let it show, but he doesn't exactly trust Cessie or her husband Harnel. Cessie more so than Harnel, as she's clearly the more devious, underhanded and crafty the the undoubtedly nefarious and secretive duo.
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    "There are 2 reasons mainly. Number 1, your organization is needing information and I am someone that can provide information. Thus the simple principle of supply and demand begins again." Mr. Winters pauses for a moment to pull out a cigarette and light it, "and Number 2, your organization is pretty much untouchable at this point considering NO has been subsumed into the government. I mean you had enough strenght just with the roster you kept but now you are settled somewhere no one can touch you. So if you want to play why not do it with the big boys." Mr.Winters pauses again but only for a moment, "But now I am babbling, shall we take this negotiation into a private room?"
    I'm flattered by your high opinion on our operation. But yes. Let's take this negotiation somewhere private, and there I hope you'll provide me with some more tangible reason I should trust you or work with you, Dipsnig says. Right now, he's skeptical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Magtok View Post
    Magtok nods, figuring it best to just pretend the whole Zee thing never happened. Ilpholin's not going to be trying anything, so it's not like Zee or anyone else will be in jeopardy if he keeps quiet. What Raril's wife doesn't know won't hurt her.

    "So how does Mrs. Mithar fall into this, then?"

    The cyborg does his best not to let it show, but he doesn't exactly trust Cessie or her husband Harnel. Cessie more so than Harnel, as she's clearly the more devious, underhanded and crafty the the undoubtedly nefarious and secretive duo.
    "I dunno. She... wants to know everything and fix everything like she's got some magical make everything right touch. And don't get me wrong, I'm appreciative of the effort, but she gets very... nosy if she can't. Trouble is, I don't even know what she considers to be broke half the time." A good friend, if overeager to help by pushing her ideas of correct.

    "After the meeting, she requested coming here to meet as well, though I told her she probably wouldn't like what she was coming to hear. Somehow, I doubt that'll stop her from showing."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morty View Post
    I'm flattered by your high opinion on our operation. But yes. Let's take this negotiation somewhere private, and there I hope you'll provide me with some more tangible reason I should trust you or work with you, Dipsnig says. Right now, he's skeptical.
    [Private Room]

    Mr.Winters escorts Morty to one of private room. The room has a table with a black table cloth over it, 2 chairs on either side of the table, a platter in the middle of the table with assorted fruits and meats, and a pitcher of water with 2 glasses. Mr.Winters takes his seat and on the right side. "I never said you should trust me, I said you should work with me. The moment you trust someone in buisness is the moment they take advantage of you. All you can trust about me is that when I say I will do something it gets done." Mr.Winters says as laces his fingers and leaves his hands at rest on the table while waiting for the response.
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    [Private Room]

    Dipsnig takes a seat and peers at Mr. Winters for a while. His wolf lies down under his feet, meanwhile. Yet I don't see any reason to believe that as well. So far, you've only given me words. How do I know you can really get the job done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morty View Post
    [Private Room]

    Dipsnig takes a seat and peers at Mr. Winters for a while. His wolf lies down under his feet, meanwhile. Yet I don't see any reason to believe that as well. So far, you've only given me words. How do I know you can really get the job done?
    "It's what I do. I mean my first job was to get you here and here you sit." Mr.Winters says calmly with no pride in his voice, "What I am is a person who makes things happen, in a wolrd of rule and regulations I walk between the raindrops. In essence I could have went to any organization in town but I came to your because the chances of succeding with NO is higher then the other goody-two shoes or evil drama queens." He pauses for a moment to pull out 2 letters and slides them across to Dipsnig
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    Dipsnig sighs. More words. He needs proof. He silently opens one of the letters, hoping to find something actually tangible.
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    No problem then. I'm glad to hear it, I would hate to lose your company before I have to.

    She smiles at him. An attractive drow coming over and flirting with her, that arouses her suspicion, especially in a place like this. She took a guess that he was here to spy for some one, either on her or someone else. She took a guess.
    "I'm glad you think so." Kirk is once again momentarily distracted when Dipsnig departs to the back room. The drow shakes his head and doesn't worry about it. He is sure to keep track of how long Dipsnig is in there, however.

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    I haven't had a real conversation with someone in a long time, it's interesting, if a bit weird. I forgot just how different it is, and not being able to pick up anything off you is just the icing on the cake.

    She shrugs, plus he keeps buying her drinks.
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    "Consider it practice. It's a handy skill being able to read peoples' faces." Of course Kirk has careful control of his expression and is consequently very hard to read when he wants to hide something.

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    I know, I am actually quite good at it. I just put the face and the emotion together usually. But the face can be trickier then you might think. Especially when you run into a race you aren't used to dealing with. And damage to the face can also make it harder to read, and it doesn't have to be to obvious either, a small cut in the right place can give a person a smile that they will never be rid of.

    Angie's hand raises up to her face gently touching her check bone gently. Showing him where the muscle is maybe, though she she sort of drifted off as she kept talking and by the end is looking more past him then at him.
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    "My mistake then. You certainly know what you're talking about." Kirk notes that she seems distracted. "I'm not boring you, am I?" He says with a somewhat amused smile.

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    She snaps out of her daze and shakes her head.

    Oh sorry, mind just wandered away there. I told you I was out of practice with this whole talking thing right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reinholdt View Post
    "I dunno. She... wants to know everything and fix everything like she's got some magical make everything right touch. And don't get me wrong, I'm appreciative of the effort, but she gets very... nosy if she can't. Trouble is, I don't even know what she considers to be broke half the time." A good friend, if overeager to help by pushing her ideas of correct.

    "After the meeting, she requested coming here to meet as well, though I told her she probably wouldn't like what she was coming to hear. Somehow, I doubt that'll stop her from showing."
    Magtok nods once more. More thoughts swirl about in his head, mostly concerning how much he disagrees with that particular sort of approach to others. Changing the patterns and habits of others is all about making them think it was their idea, not yours. And there's all sorts of ways to obtain information that works a lot better than directly asking them or anyone else who might rat you out for asking such things. Really, directly nosing one's way into things should be a last resort, thinks the cyborg. If you want to get anywhere with people, you have to study from afar, not prodding them in the face like the way that God of Machines did things. That sort of subtle approach is precisely why there's a MagSat up in orbit, in fact!

    "Well, presuming there isn't much else that needs to be said, I think it might be best if I skedaddle before that happens. Cessie and I get along about as well as a steam ship going at full throttle and Cthulhu's hideous tentacle face. Oh, and your arming idea is a bust, but everyone else loves the beacon system, now that they can pretend you had nothing to do with it."

    Despite talking about fleeing, Magtok makes no move to leave just yet. If Ilpholin intends for him to be around for whatever happens next, he's not going to protest further, he just wanted to make it clear where he stands on the issue ahead of time.
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    "Hmm... so the meeting is over then?" Ilpholin asks. If it is, then Cessie would be along shortly.
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    "Unless you have a reason to keep me around when Cessie gets here, yeah, I think it is."

    Magtok shrugs, and starts rising up from his seat. If Ilpholin was going to tell him to stay and just deal with his dislike of Cessie as best as he can, she probably would've done it by now, right?
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    "No no." Ilpholin says, waving her hand. "Not this meeting. The Council meeting. If it's over, then all well and good, you can go. If it's not, then I'd prefer you'd stay and let me know the full details so I don't have any surprises for when Cessie does show up."
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    Dipsnig sighs. More words. He needs proof. He silently opens one of the letters, hoping to find something actually tangible.
    "That one was meant to be used for the Watchtower, the other one is meant to be used to get into HALO. I have prepared letters to every organization in town. What I am going to do is be an insider in every organization, imagine having an ear inside every organization." Mr. Winters pauses for a moment, putting his cigarette out in a small ashtray set up beside him and lighting another one. His demeanor has not shifted for an instant, if anything it became more chilled. It almost seems as if this is what he is most used to.
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    Dipsnig raises his eyebrow. I assume you'd have a plan to ensure they don't figure it out before a month. The other orgs have tightened their recruitment procedures lately.
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    Dipsnig raises his eyebrow. I assume you'd have a plan to ensure they don't figure it out before a month. The other orgs have tightened their recruitment procedures lately.
    Mr.Winters pauses for a moment and puts out his cigarette. "How much do you knwo about birds, Mr.Dipsnig? Did you know that there is a bird that lays it's eggs in another birds nest and then the unknowing parents feed and care for this new babay bird. That is exactly what is happening here, the organizations don't know their eggs from my eggs because it is impossible to tell." Another pauses comes from Mr.Winters as he leans back in his chair, "All you need concern yourself with is where you stand on this deal. Now I know your thinking about what am I suppose to gain from this. It's simple really, I gain a strong ally."
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    The short lecture about birds is something completely new to Dipsnig. He can't really tell birds apart.
    Dipsnig's ears twitch as he figures out the meaning behind Mr. Winter's words. I see. So you're sending an agent to every Nexus organization is what you're saying. And what would you expect of me in return, as your... ally?
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    Angie stretches slightly and pulls in her empathic sense so it just covers the whole tavern, searching for strong emotions.
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    She snaps out of her daze and shakes her head.

    Oh sorry, mind just wandered away there. I told you I was out of practice with this whole talking thing right?

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    "That you did." Kirk laughs along with her and nods. "That's good, I was afraid I wasn't interesting enough to hold your attention."

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    "No no." Ilpholin says, waving her hand. "Not this meeting. The Council meeting. If it's over, then all well and good, you can go. If it's not, then I'd prefer you'd stay and let me know the full details so I don't have any surprises for when Cessie does show up."
    "Oh. Right...yeah, that makes more sense."

    Magtok nods, and then shuffles back into his seat.

    "It hasn't quite ended yet, no. Vyrn just went and proposed that since he's gotten an airship up and running again, it'd be nice if he could be a part of Inside's defenses and also take on a Council seat. Folks are mostly okay with him defending things, but the seat is getting a very fierce 'lolno' response, thankfully."
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    Not at all, I find you quite intriguing. Tell me more of yourself, where do you come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morty View Post
    The short lecture about birds is something completely new to Dipsnig. He can't really tell birds apart.
    Dipsnig's ears twitch as he figures out the meaning behind Mr. Winter's words. I see. So you're sending an agent to every Nexus organization is what you're saying. And what would you expect of me in return, as your... ally?
    "You get the basic plot line Mr.Dipsnig" Mr.Winters says as he taps ash into the ashtray beside him nonchalantly, "Now on to your part in this. What I need from you is exactly what I am giving you, information. I don't need all of it but the more I have the better I can perform. You are going to be the one deciding the lenght of the leash I am on in this agreement. Consider me to be a bloodhound, I need something to get a scent off before I can find what is required. Thus information begets information." With this he puts out his cigarette and leans back in his chair.
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    "Where I come from? I think we could talk all night if I was going to tell you where all I've been before arriving in the Nexus. I've done a lot of traveling over the years." Kirk says. If only she knew the half of it. "Where I came from initially on the other hand, I can cover in a much shorter period of time. It was a fairly large underground city, deep in the Underdark. It's about the nastiest place you can imagine. The people are dangerous, the place is dangerous. It's a mess of political and personal elevation all topped off with a generous helping oppression and sadism. I never looked back after leaving."

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    Angie nods, I know the kind of place you are talking about, not good times. Do you think that is why you travel so much? To put more distance between you and that place. Because I could see that.
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