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PostSubject: The Thirsty Oasis   Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:33 am

Your complimentary inn/tavern, with one difference: the wall hangings and ornamentations make it look like a burial tomb. Or perhaps that's just the style in the Nia'a region, as all the competition is virtually indistinguishable, at least regarding taste in interior design.

The innkeeper, like most native residents of the city, keeps his? her? face covered at all times. The eyes, when they are visible above the veil, are watchful and cautious, neither emotive nor vulnerable.

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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:48 pm

[continued from http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2326-nia-a-desert ]

"Figured we'd stop here so you can get your bearings." Will speaks to Lucina as he leads her into the town's inn. Sure enough, the direction he pointed at led straight to this town, and he headed straight for the inn as soon as they arrived. They are currently standing at the entrance.
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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:55 pm

Lucina nods, enters, then approaches the innkeeper. "Do you have fresh water?"

The innkeeper nods. "Of course, of course. That is what Tsara'an is known for. We have an abundance of water. You get it free." He grabs a ladle and pours a cupful of deliciously fresh water into a cup from a silver bowl beneath the counter. He extends the cup to Lucina, then gestures at Will. "You want some water as well, no? Come. Drink."

Lucina takes a sip and finds it absolutely delightful. There are benefits to building a desert city on the edge of a lake enchanted with purity.

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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:03 pm

"Much appreciated, fine sir" he responds, recieving confirmation on the innkeeper's gender thanks to his voice. He moves in a bit closer. "Listen, have you ever seen my friend here before? She claims to have awakened in the ruins a short distance away without any memories, and I was wondering if perhaps anyone would recognize her..."
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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:08 pm

The innkeeper shakes his head. "I have never seen that sword before in my life. But the story isn't way strange, I am thinking. There are similar tales all across the country. Some are doubtless just rumors, but way too much rumors for just one." He says all this nonchalantly.

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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:11 pm

"Rumors, huh?"


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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:15 pm

"It is a thing all who innkeep learn well. If you want to learn what is going on in the world with confidence, do not listen to the voices of the travelers. They are more often wrong than right. But if you want to know what people are saying in all corners of the world and do not care for if they are exact, the innkeeper knows more than any else. The innkeeping guild helps. We all talk over long distances about what people are saying. We listen."

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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:18 pm

"I see... So you might have heard something about her situation?"
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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:24 pm

THe innkeeper shrugs. "Some say they are loved ones returned from the dead. Some say they are cursed by the Elder Ones. Some say they are lying, or possessed by demons. Most just say things about how they have no memory of anything at all, except their name. I have not heard that any were recognized by anyone yet."

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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:41 pm

"I see..." he turns to Lucina again.
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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:47 pm

When she notices him looking at her, she gives him a questioning glance. Yes? the look seemed to say. Are you going to say something, or do you expect me to?

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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:19 pm

Noting she has nothing to say about that matter, he decides to change the subject. "Well... Would you like to stay here a while, or get going?"
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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:29 pm

"I could stay here at the inn here, find a home in the area, adapt... I don't particularly want to stay in the desert, though... If you want to be back on your own, I can get a map of my own and start exploring. You don't have to sound like you're obligated to travel with me." Her demeanor has shifted from raw wariness to cautious gratitude. She's suddenly realizing she doesn't have any experience traveling here, and doesn't know what kinds of adversaries she may come across.

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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:13 pm

"I wouldn't mind a travelling partner." he replies. "I'm looking for... Something, even if it takes me across the entirety of this continent... If you wanted, you could tag along at least until we're out of the desert. It's quite a long distance until we're out of it, still."
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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:37 pm

"I would much prefer to travel with you. Like you, I'm looking for something. I don't have memories. I don't have anything. I need a goal. I need a purpose. Without it, I am nothing! I am just... the ghost of someone that could have been..."

Lucina's face betrays her thoughts for a second before she steels it into determination anew. "So that's what I'm looking for, and I know my place isn't here in this city."

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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:28 am

"I take it that means I've earned your trust?" he asks with a bit of a smile as he once again extends his hand to her.
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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:47 am

"Yes," she replies solemnly, shaking his offered hand.

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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:42 pm

"Thank you. I'll do what I can not to lose it." He shakes firmly before releasing the handshake. "There's pretty much only one more stop on the way out of this desertous region, and it's quite a long distance... We'll need to prepare with a lot of supplies. Would you like to rest here for a little while, or would you rather get going as soon as possible?"
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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:18 pm

"Which would you prefer?"

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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:23 pm

"Well... We could wait until sundown, at least. It might be less of a hassle to go through the desert during the night, little heat and all... All we'd have to watch for is monsters."
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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:01 pm

"Are monsters commonplace here?"

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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:34 pm

"Fairly common, yes. Most of the ones living in the desert tend to hide from any travelers during the day, but they're more likely to come out at night..."
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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:19 pm

"I see. What kinds of monsters are there? Nothing too terrible, or you wouldn't suggest leaving at sundown. Unless the standards for strength here are somewhat different from what my instincts tell me."

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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:35 am

"From my experience, the monsters around here seem to be weaker at night. That isn't the case EVERYwhere, of course, but so far it seems to hold true in this region. I'm sure you and I can handle any threats, at any rate." And maybe I'll be able to find some sort of clue if they come out at night... He replies, although the last sentence he only thinks to himself.
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PostSubject: Re: The Thirsty Oasis   Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:37 am

"Alright. What sort of supplies will we need? Food and water, of course. Tools of any sort? Do we need to stock up on weapons in case these break, or is weapon durability no longer a thing?"

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