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Lord Links Kha'Serith sat on the bed in his hotel suite wearing nothing but a towel as he scrubbed and washed and polished his scales clean. He shared the room with suite with his family until a more permanent residence was set up for them. His room, the adult room, was set apart from the rest of the suite. He shared the room with his lovers while the dracolings shared the other bedrooms in the suite. In truth things grew rowdy and cramped very quickly between them all. Now was one of the few moments Links had the suite to himself since the kids had gone to a nearby park to play.

The dracon took the opportunity to clean and groom himself. It have been some time since he had done a deep cleanse of his scales. But now, as a lord, he had to make an extra effort to look his best as best as possible. It was true, most of the city didn't know about his title yet, nor cared, but it didn't mean he could slack off. One day they would know about the dracon lord. When they did, he wasn't to look his best.

Links picked and scrubbed and cleaned at the scales along his chest and belly. He probably should have drawn up a bath. This was going to take a while.
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Old August 10, 2018, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There was still a fair amount of politicking that was going on in regards to the Lordship that had been endowed upon Links. Chief among the matters to be considered was not necessarily just where he was going to live, but also how. At some point the knights of his chapter were likely going to need some sort of chapter house for themselves, but would this chapter house be where Links and his family lived, or would there be something separate? And if so, would the chapter house be located in the city, or would somewhere out in the countryside be more appropriate? There was a fair amount of logistical work that was still necessary, it seemed, before things could really get started.

That was something that future Links could worry about, though. In the present, he had himself a nice scale cleaning to look forward to, and perhaps a lovely bath afterwards.

Or, Crema could come along. It seemed like she was dressed to go out, and not necessarily the type of "going out" that involved a nice walk. No, it almost looked like she was going to pick a fight, dressed in armor and decked out in weapons. In general, she still seemed uneasy about this whole affair that Links had gotten them into. Moving on from Trysvale had been something that she had supported but she hadn't quite managed to acclimate to the feel of the bigger city of Ziel Aerca, as opposed to the quieter, smaller township they'd come from. That, and having never actually met the strange woman employing Links, made it hard for her to feel comfortable in their new surroundings.

"Oh, sorry," Crema noted, spotting that Links seemed to be busy. "I was going to ask if you wanted to go out and see what sort of stock the local smiths have. Been a while since I looked into upgrading my arsenal."
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Old August 14, 2018, 09:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The dracon glanced up at the ivory draconess. His golden eyes traveled up and down her gear. She looked ready for trouble. Links had noticed that Crema had been rather tense and uneasy since she had arrived in the city. At first he had figured it had just been the stress from the trip with all the dracolings. But now he was thinking it was something else. She had always been rather quiet and timid and usually kept her problems to herself. She wasn't likely to just open up and gush about her problems to him, especially if they conflicted with his goals and plans. If he wanted to learn the truth, he needed to be the one to reach out and coax it out of her.

The nude dracon held up his hands and waved them dismissively. "Not a problem. I was just doing some deep scale cleaning, but now that I look at it, I'm going to need a full bath to make any head way. Give me a moment to get dressed and I'll go with you." He quickly put away his grooming kit and stood up to find his clothes, fully revealing himself. It wasn't anything the alabaster draconess hadn't already seen or experienced. And Links didn't mind showing off to his lover.

"I haven't really looked into the local smiths either. It would be nice to get an idea of what's available. Plus, it'll be a good opportunity for us to spend some time together, without the kids. It's been a while." A few moments later, the new lord was dressed and ready to go. He decided to follow her style of attire. Armor, weapons, ready for a fight. "Ready?"
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At this point, Crema didn't even seem to pay the fact that Links was naked much heed, eyes not so much as wandering downwards. They might as well have been having a normal conversation, clothed or not. When not 'in the mood,' Crema remained very professional and serious business.

"Let's do that after our excursion today, then," she noted. "It's good to maintain cleanliness. We can run a few more errands today." Get a bit more done, get a bit more out of the bath at the end.

She'd wait for Links to get dressed and get ready, looking him up and down, spending a moment to tidy him up just a little. Tighten this up, arrange these a little more neatly. He was a Lord now, and appearances were important. Or at the very least, Crema's man shouldn't appear slovenly. "I scouted out three nearby locations of merit. What are you thinking? Did you have some specific arms or armor in mind, or shall it merely be a matter of browsing?"
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The dracon grinned as his draconess fussed over his appearance. She was quite the professional when she needed to be. That cold, hard, calculating side of her was a bit of a mystery to him. A mystery of excitement and wonder and danger. She was an interesting female. He was glad she stuck around.

"Mostly browsing as far as I'm concerned. I need to decide who has the best value and quality to supply the Hearts' future armory. Assessing the general skill of the smiths, if you will." Almost every trip into the markets now-a-days was shadowed by building the Order. He was always shopping and searching and comparing. Once he found a proper quartermaster, things would be much better. Probably.

"And of course, if you find something you need, don't hesitate to get it. I want you to feel prepared and ready for whatever. Money isn't an obstacle... within reason." Links had money, just not unfathomable amounts.
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"What sort of equipment will your Order need?" Crema asked, quite quickly. "It should be important to know beforehand what exactly you're looking for, to know immediately once you're there. Will there be some sort of standardized outfit? Will everybody have the same arms and armaments?"
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Links shook his head. "No, nothing standardized. At least at first. Once the Order has enough of a reputation that I don't have to personally go out searching for recruits, then we'll standardized the look. Until then, it'll just be a crest or a standard. Something small the knights can wear and still have their own style." Links wasn't sure how powerful the allure of a knighthood to a fledgeling Order might be to the kind of pioneers he needed, so he wanted the requirements to be as accommodating as possible. Plus, the Heart's main objective was to promote tolerance and acceptance for all. Might as well keep that ideal close at heart.

"So basic equipment is what I'm looking for. Armor and weapons. And any other little thing that say the smith has some artistic skill. Someone I can invest in and strike a deal with down the road." The dracon shrugged. He was looking more for a smith than for a specific tool. A craftsman he could recruit into the Order. "Also, anything that can make your scaly rump even more sexy is a plus. It'll be hard to find something to compliment something so perfect, but I'll keep a look out." He shot the ivory assassin a quick playful wink.
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"Have you gotten started on what you want that crest to look like, then?" Crema followed up. "You're going to want to start figuring all of this out sooner rather than later. You're the person in charge here, after all. Your objectives may come from somebody higher, but you are the one who will be molding this chapter." Links wasn't going to get to half-ass this, not on Crema's watch!

"Don't skip over somebody who can do a sufficient job just because they don't have any artistic flair," she also cautioned. "I'd prefer somebody who can produce what I need over somebody who agonizes over having to make everything unique and individual. Sometimes, you just need a sword." Perhaps it wouldn't, as Links had noted, matter since they were just starting out. Spending the time to customize equipment to suit each knight's needs? It was a nice thing to have, certainly. But that also usually cost more money - and in the long-term, if they had a lot of members, that could prove to be difficult.

Blush! "Then you'll have to work doubly hard to protect my ass, if you're going to frame it," Crema bantered back. "Are you ready to go, then?"
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Links held up his hands defensively under the assault. "Yes, yes. I've thought about it. I'm not an artist however. I'll look into that this cycle, finding an artist and finalizing the crest." He loved his little ivory firecracker, but she sure could be strict. It was probably a good thing that she'd be on his case. Her attention to detail and high standards would make sure everything was done to its highest standard.

The Lord nodded at the caution. "Of course dear. Finding someone who can do the job is my main priority. The artistic flair is just a perk, you know? Something to keep in mind and help distinguish if I find more than one good craftsman. Or maybe I'll contract with two smiths. One for good, standard work. Another for the more artistic stuff. At least, after the chapter is established, of course." Links shrugged. Until he actually met the blacksmiths, he didn't know what he would find.

The purple scaled tail snaked around to give that sexy ivory ass a playful smack. "I'm all ready. Let's go." Links led the way out to the street. He took a second to reorient himself before pointing down the one lane. "The closest is that way. Come on."
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To the first blacksmith they went, then! There were plenty of other places in the Empire where two heavily-armed dracons wandering down the street would have been quite the cause for alarm. In Ziel Aerca? Well, it was still probably something worth noting, but not necessarily mass panic or anything.

The first smith! It was, well, rather generic. A big human man working the forge alongside two apprentices and it seemed like they worked with all manner of tools beyond just weapons and armor. Farmers needed their pitchforks, civilians needed their utensils, there was plenty of work to be done beyond crafting an adventurer a nice looking sword, after all.

"How can I help you?" one of the young apprentices asked, responsible for watching the shop while the actual blacksmith did most of the work.
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Links gestured to Crema. "She's looking for some new toys. Can you show her some of your weapons and armor. She knows what she's after."

The dracon stepped out of hte way so the ivory assassin could do her shopping. Meanwhile his gaze wandered around, taking in the building and the craftsmanship he could see. It looked like a good, decent shop. Very standard in terms of skill and ability. It was a good benchmark to judge and measure all the other shops to. He might have even found his perfect shop. He just wouldn't know it until he saw some others.

"As for myself, what kind of custom work can you do? What's your policy on commissions?" Whomever the dracon lord picked, they would have a large order to fill shortly after.
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When it came to Crema, she knew exactly what she wanted and got right down to business. In fact, she struck up a long conversation with the blacksmith, having enough familiarity with the processes of smithing and forging to get quite exacting in what exactly she was looking for. Throwing daggers, swords, proper armor, this was going to take a while.

Such a while that it was the apprentice who wound up having to answer Links, as the blacksmith was currently occupied. "We do all sorts, sir, but we need specifics before we can properly answer. In terms of commissions, we charge up front for the cost of the raw materials, and once the order is completed the rest of the payment - labor costs, et cetera - are then owed if deemed satisfactory." Obviously there were potential complications and negotiations if there was somehow a problem with the end product, but the gist was that there was a sunk cost to a commission owed before work started.
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The lord nodded his head. It all seemed fairly straightforward and standard. But until there was some kind of example given, it would be hard to judge the promised service. The dracon held up his hands in the shape of a circle, roughly big enough to cover most of his left pec. "Well then how about something like this? Crests roughly this big with straps coming off either side so they could be worn. The crest design is still a work in progress, but ideally will be simple. A total of ten to start. Would a project like that be possible for you?"

Links would occasionally sneak in little glances at the assassin. Seeing Crema so passionate, so commanding, and fired up was attractive. Plus the fact that her passion dealt with something so dangerous added even more. He had only seen a small ember of this passion when they first met. Now seeing it, he was glad he had chased that little fire and helped it bloom.
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"We'd need a few more details first before getting started," the apprentice noted, as Crema and the blacksmith (mostly Crema) yakked it up in the background. "But such a project would indeed be feasible. Beyond the design itself, there are also likely other questions we'd ask first - what material preference you might have, if any, for instance. It should definitely be possible, however."
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Material preference? Fairly light, if possible. It wasn't meant to be a piece of armor, more as a decoration that could be easily worn without interfering with the wearer's movements. And preferably cheap as well. Money wasn't really an issue, and he didn't know how many he would eventually have to commission. Plus, as a cheap trinket, his future knights wouldn't worry about losing one while on a mission. He would need them to focus on the objective, not their appearance.
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