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Old October 12, 2020, 06:36 AM   #1
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[Primus Gaudeo] A New Direction (Open)

ERA XXVI - Summer

It had been 13 years since Norin moved to Primus Gaudeo and working in politics had not been as he had imagined it. He had travelled a lot between Zerdargia and Primus Gaudeo since he was the official liaison between the two cities, but most of his work consisted of paper work. It had become tedious and he longed for something more, something new. As he sat in his office and was not at all up to date with the political situation. He felt out of touch.

Norin got up and left the Concordia Incola to take a walk through Primus Gaudeo. As he walked he hummed to himself and made his way through the summer struck streets where a cool breeze was blowing heralding the arrival of autumn in less than a month. As he walked, he noted how even this city had become nothing more than a shadow of its glory once. He longed to do something about it, to help rebuild, to help make the city, and the whole province, prosper and grow. It was not possible. One thing Norin had learned was that such things required leadership, which was something that was lacking.

As Norin walked through Primus Gaudeo, he noticed the evil growing in the city and decided to meet up with an acquaintance of his, someone who could update him on the comings and goings of the more shady aspects of the city, an informant who had been lawfully dutiful in helping rout out gangs and cults in the city over the years. Someone he knew he could find at the inn around the corner.

Norin entered the inn, which was more empty than he had anticipated. He looked around at the ragged people sitting around before nodding at the bartender. He hadn't been here in years and it was doubtful anyone remembered him. He made his way upstairs where he believed he could find his informant, or at least someone who could help track the person down, or maybe someone who could update him on news of the city and the province as a whole.

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Old October 16, 2020, 01:53 AM   #2
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Kaelia was sitting at the long table with two others playing dice. It was clear by her outbursts of joy and the groans of the others that she was winning, and she was taking their money too. Norin stepped up behind her. She looked over her shoulders with a happy smile before looking back at the other two sitting at the table.

It was quiet on the upper floor, with larger tables but more privacy. As Norin looked at the two others they got the message. They had lost most of their money anyway. They left their chairs clearly upset at losing to Kaelia, and then turned towards their private chamber. The only disadvantage of sitting up here was the rooms that could be rented were all accessed from this common area, which was probably why it was usually devoid of people, that and the fact that up here you didn't get any service.

Norin sat down as Kaelia counted her earnings.

"You wanna play?" Kaelia asked.

"Sure, but don't take all my money. I know you cheat at this game." Norin pointed out as he took the dice.

"What do you want?" Kaelia was clearly annoyed at Norin's accusation.

"Something is happening. I feel it, and I'm pretty sure you feel it too. Something bad, something terrible." The two of them continued playing while Norin lost his money and tried to get information in exchange.

"Yeah. I feel it. I don't know what it is. However, I've heard of a doomsday cult that has taken up residence here in town. I can give you the location, if you help me out with a little problem." Kaelia seemed distressed.

"Sure. What's the problem?" Norin regretted practically agreeing before hearing her out.

Kaelia smiled. "Some of the people I used to work with are looking for me. I've heard rumours that they've tracked me down, and that they're coming for me. They could right outside the inn right now, or it could be a few brightenings before they arrive. I need protection."

"You stole from them, didn't you? You took a larger share than your bounty and then you fled, right? Don't worry, I may be able to give you protection in exchange for the location of this doomsday cult."

Kaelia won again, put down the dice, and looked at Norin as she put an axe on the table. "I don't want that kind of protection. I need you. I know you once served in the Veldar Elite. You know how to use this, and I need you as my bodyguard. You protect me from these ruffians without question and without involving the authorities, and I'll give you the location of the doomsday cult."

Kaelia's deal was on the table. Norin thought a bit and then picked up the axe, agreeing to work as her bodyguards until these ruffians were dealt with.
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