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Talia
 Posted: Aug 2 2015, 08:03 PM
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OOC Name: Calypso

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Title: Candidate

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Marks: 17



Talia wasn't sure that she could stand another day of doing laundry or dishes for what seemed like the hundredth time, so when the opportunity to help out somewhere new came up, she jumped at the chance. The night shifts were popular with the wher trainees, but recently a few day shifts had opened up, and it didn't seem like bad work. Sure, she'd probably still be washing a fair amount of dishes, and probably cleaning more than anything, which she rather loathed, but she would take almost anything just to get out of the lower caverns for a little while. She had been in several places like this during her time in Keroon, but most of them had been far more... Well, exciting was not inaccurate, but neither was dangerous. Gambling was rampant there, and it got quite intense with the mercenaries, thieves, and general low-brow sort of crowd that seemed to congregate there. Y'rin hadn't necessarily disapproved of those locations, but he sure as shards never let her to go to one by herself.

This place was very different. The Weyr would never allow that kind of lawlessness here. This place was pleasantly quiet, clean, and peaceful. There might be a few drunken rants or disagreements, she figured, maybe even the occasional barfight, but nothing outrageous. The bartender looked like he could literally carry and throw people out if he had to, and he had plenty of back-up. Talia was perfectly capable of breaking up fights, too, for that matter. Overall, it was more tame than what she was used to, but she didn't consider that an entirely bad thing.

She set her broom against a nearby table and stretched, pausing to shake her long dark hair free from its' tie so that she could redo it and recapture several errant strands that had come loose over the course of her shift so far. The bar was almost empty, presently, but she hoped that more people would file in soon, since it was starting to approach evening. With the crowd, it was likely that the bar would start serving a new drink today... It would either be very good, or very bad. Either way, generally entertaining.

The Vintner was in the back working on his latest creation, leaving her in the front by herself for the time being, when she heard the door open behind her. It sounded like the first customer of the evening had arrived.
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Zolani
 Posted: Aug 4 2015, 08:42 PM
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OOC Name: Yellow

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Title: Candidate

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Marks: 13



    What loomed in the doorway wasn't exactly a person - it wasn't an entire person, anyway. Whatever, er, whoever it was simply stood there for quite a while, face turned towards the floor and long raven hair hiding any expressions that might have been seen. It was long after the initial chime of the bell above the door rang that it finally moved, stepping away from the entrance enough so the door could close behind it. The figure gravitated towards the bar, oddly quiet in its approach. There were no footsteps - only the secondary chime of the door closing behind it could be heard. Instead of sounds, the closer it got, the more apparent it became that there was a smell attached to it, a dull yet pungent odor seeping into the darkening room. To whoever recognized the scent of straw and dung the entity became much more human, but to others, it only made the situation stranger.

    It was only when they slumped into a chair, leaned forward, and planted their chin onto the bar that they truly seemed like a person. A defeated sigh and slightly dramatic moan helped alleviate the tension as well, not that they cared. Hadn't the crowd seen a poor overworked soul before? Carefully, the candidate looked out from under her hair and behind her, eyes narrowed in speculation... only to see that there was no-one else here aside from the bartender.

    Oh. Well. How lovely.

    With a huff, the girl pulled her shoulders back, staring up at Talia from beneath her bangs once she acquired a more socially acceptable position. "Oh. It's you." Yes, she definitely knew this person, if only thanks to daily lessons... and the fact that they slept in the same corridor. Surely she could have seemed more excited or at least a little happy about seeing a familiar face. Instead, she looked off into the distance, throwing her hands up in exasperation.

    "You'd think with all this fancy new technology Pern has developed, we'd have thought of an easier, cleaner way to muck out stalls. But no. Pitchforks and sweat stains for everyone!" Another melodramatic sigh had her gaze focused back on her company, face screwed into a look of disappointment. "I think the big-wigs back there had it all wrong. Machines that scooped up poop? Now there's something even I would fight for." Zolani peered at Talia then, curious as to how her fellow candidate would take all of this. One would think that a person walking into a bar would order a drink...
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Talia
 Posted: Aug 5 2015, 10:47 AM
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OOC Name: Calypso

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Title: Candidate

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Being from a family of farmers, Talia was all too familiar with the pungent sort of smells that one would find in a barn. It was back-breaking, smelly, and usually hot work... Which was why she had preferred to find other ways to contribute to the family's hold. Not that she hadn't been stuck with similar duties a few times, though. It took days to truly get rid of that smell, no matter how much you washed. If she ended up Impressing, she certainly wasn't looking forward to having to clean up after a baby dragon, but she would do what she needed to do.

She didn't seem to be bothered by Zolani's ranting, or by the fact that she was apparently content to take up space at the bar without actually ordering anything. Talia was honestly just glad to have some company that wasn't a boring it stupid, honestly and Zolani was definitely neither of those things. They actually had quite a few things in common, and despite the popular notion of 'opposites attract,' Talia wasn't at all put off by her brash attitude.

"They're too busy figuring out how to use technology to undermine each other rather than actually do anything useful with it," Talia replied with a snort. "That said, if it did exist, we'd have to steal it. Those hidebound old riders and holders would fall over dead before they'd just let us have anything."

She made her way around to the back of the bar, leaning against it near enough to Zolani to converse, but not so close that the smell was overpowering.
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