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The Festival of Holy Light II (IC Thread)

Postby AHSCA » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:40 pm

(you can join the festivities by signing up at the OOC thread here)

(also, you're all free to start anywhere you like. You've been cleared of customs and have declared anything you need to. Be good now! ;) )

A beautiful morning in AHSCA, the skies as blue as the waters themselves the palms gently swaying in the tropical breeze. Warm, no immediate threats of precipitation on the horizon for the time being it was the best perfect day for a festival. A religious festival that dated back ages but only just recently decided to become something of a public spectacle. For a long time it was considered sacred and to have random tourists watch would be very sacrilegious! After that attitudes changed, first to foreigners, nothing but trouble and imperialists, keep AHSCA isolated! in the aftermath of the devastating war which for as terrible as it was it did bring about the unified Monarch-Republic. After fears of troublesome foreigners began to melt away with time, thoughts changed to more "Well who would really care about some third-world festivities anyway?" But last year, opportunity seemed to show itself, maybe this could bring tourists to the islands. It couldn't hurt to try, worst that'd happen is few would show up but the locals would have plenty of fun. But it did prove to be a pretty good hit, only with the snag of an unexpected hurricane at the end! But conditions were looking better this year, favorable winds were sure to keep big storms away from the islands. Still, did last year's sudden storm scare off potential tourists? Maybe, numbers did seem on the down this year but things weren't terrible.

Marcella Villa wrapped up the last session of Congress for the season yesterday, and today she was to give her commencement of the festival speech. Her mind was as firmly on the work as it could be but still Aurelia did always come on her mind. She had it in good reason to understand she'd be here again this year, hopefully on better terms than last year's emotional reunion which was intended to break them apart but ended up committing them together to stand firm as a couple. It also wouldn't be all fun and games, she'd likely have some work to do because it wasn't just Aurelia, The Dancerian Prince too was attending again as he had the previous year, and the Queen of Mervay. Only Danceria had broached formal relations meeting, which Marcella was happy to oblige, while Mervay hadn't made any formal arrangements, she couldn't be a good Duchess if she didn't at least make a proper greeting with Her Grace. Her sister, Gisella whom had been feeling emboldened since her visit to Kuronami did offer to go in her sister's place but Marcella insisted this was something she had to do.

Standing above her many subjects who gathered in the square to listen to her rousing speech from their beloved Duchess, she cleared her throat and spoke.

"My Citizens, today we pay our homage to our Beloved Goddesses for our blessing big and small. AHSCA was truly blessed with such temperance and bountiful gifts from the Divine. The Dark and Light worked in perfect harmony of just right sun and just right rain. The days came and the nights came as they always do. The hurricanes this time were off to sea though it is a unfortunate that some of our friends were not as fortunate we were able to help them as they often help us. Now today bathed in light we celebrate as a people for 22-years since the end of the Great War that brought us as a union and were seen through by the Grace of the Good Ladies. Now we share our love of our lands, of each other and of our faith with the world again. Show yourselves to be the gracious hosts I know you are, the island hospitality and love we give. We've come very far and very long. When it was said we couldn't succeed we did so and now we thrive in our own special way. My love to you all, let's celebrate and prepare as our seasons change. "

Great applause and cheers came from the crowds as Marcella let out a sigh of relief she made it through without a stutter or mistake and she always wrote her own speeches so it sometimes was hit and miss. But she didn't have the best tutors for nothing. Returning inside her staff gave their usual praise of her, while she undressed to get changed into something less formal. "Yukata for you, Milady?" Her maiden asked her.

"Mmmm, I think I'd rather go something modern for a while. Yukata will be perfect for nightfall."

"Certainly miss. Wanna go for casual then? Swim, normal? Nothing at all?" Yoshi was mostly joking but it certainly wouldn't be the first for a Duchess to walk about the village completely in the buff during the event to celebrate their Goddesses. And given there were villages in AHSCA that did have compulsory nudity, it's not as though she'd never been seen in her purest state.

"Yoshi" Marcella just shook her head with a little giggle "But best keep the Navy Uniform or the Ducal Gown handy for when I get a chance to do formal meetings."

"Yes Milady."

Marcella finally picked out something good for her. Stepping from behind her dressing curtain ready to show her stuff.

"Milady, if I may be honest you look more ordinary than Duchess-ly but you do look super cute!"

"That's all I need to hear! Thanks Yoshi! Now go out and enjoy the festivities!"

"all right, but I've left the tea and any other outfits you need nearby should you need them."

The maiden bowed and excused herself. Marcella looked at herself in the mirror with a big smile. "Perfect!"




The ports were busy with mostly citizens right now coming from all islands to see the Great Island for something other than tax delivery. Aurora being the capital meant it drew tourists and visitors alike. For the tourists though, after police would inspect and clear them, they'd be given complimentary maps of the islands. They had markings on them, tourist friendly areas; The Great Temple, shrines, inns, spas, beaches, and shops. More off the beaten path areas, small unique villages with their own something to offer, and more restrictive areas like villages with enforced nudity laws. And of course two areas marked OFF LIMITS, the Mokastana Military Installation on the Northwest shore and the Kyrenaian Military Instillation on the Northeast shore. Do not enter here unless you want to be shot! (Well who knows if that'd happen but best not try it...) Beyond that just about every square kilometer of the island was fair game for exploration. Friendly messages reminding people to be clean and tidy and protect AHSCA's natural beauty were posted everywhere.

Ships from all around pulled into shore and others still crossed the rolling seas to make it. From Hoshino Island was the cute as buttons Kaori. Last year, she got herself into a rather precarious situation when the hurricane hit and alone and scared she ran off to the only place she knew best, the caves. But those caves flooded and it required the rescue by the Island's Matron Priestess and Aceus Elurion to help her. She couldn't admit how ashamed she felt for running off or that a total stranger had to save her. But she found herself quite smitten with him when she found out he was a prince of some kind. Like in books she read she was saved by a Prince (even if the Matron was the one to coax her back to safety.) Kaori wasn't like most children, her mind "didn't really work right" as her mother, Fumio put it. She didn't socialize with others well, she only barely spoke. When she did she used a puppet to do so, except with her mom, the Matron, and another family acquaintance that is. She looked sad often but once in a while you could catch a smile with her. This year she's come to Aurora, hoping once again to catch a glance of the mysterious Prince who had come in to her rescued her. She packed only two things with her, a formal kimono packed away for later. Her mother was in tow as well so not exactly alone. "Well, we're here at last, Kaori!"

Kaori looked in with wide eyes still holding to her mother's side close as can be. "Well, what shall we do first? The Temple, or something else?"

A beat of silence before Kaori kind of mumbled out "I wanna go to the baths."

"Ah I see. Well" She looked over how much cash they had on hand, which wasn't much but it was okay to splurge. "Sounds like a great plan." she took her girl by the hand so they could be along their way.

The Kitan was the premier resort spot of the island. Built up as a small little inn it was the closest thing to a 5-Star Hotel the islands hand but for a tourist from overseas a 5-star resort with a discount motel price. For an islander, a stay could be a bit pricey but not bank breaking if you came at the right time. A stay now would be expensive indeed but a soak in their public baths with other patrons would be very affordable and a great attraction.

The Kitan besides it's famous hot baths and comfy beds (or futons depending on your tastes) also had an adjacent restaurant. The entire resort was managed by just one woman who'd seen a thing or two in her time from the rise of the end of the Greater Auroran Duchy to the formation of the UIS. How old was she? For her to know and everyone else to find out! Marcella wasn't the only one expecting someone special. In the morning hours before opening doors for breakfast, Satou, a waitress at the Inn's Restaurant was wiping down tables and setting up menus all while hoping to see Tess again. She wrote a letter letting her know it was nearly festival time again and if she could get away for a while it would be great. Either way she was in a great mood, another good year indeed, having been able to go visit Mervay and getting a nice pay bump for her years of service here, and festival time was always great. The staff, busy as they were, were all allotted some personal time so they too could go have fun and pay respects to the Goddesses. Either way if Tess was simply too busy it'd be understandable, Satou would pick out a nice little charm to send to her and if she made it, that'd be the best. Being able to work but also get time to enjoy the festival was perfect for her.




Now the day is in motion, people are out and about on their routine. Ports are opened and your characters have set foot on the sandy shores of their port of entry. What will you do? The choices are yours and yours alone!
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Postby Kyrenaia » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:32 am

Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Square of Port Aurora.

How could I miss this? My beloved Marcella, holding a speech, praising the Goddess of these lands and opening the festivities, looking stately, but yet still being the woman I was in love with...
The woman, who knew my darkest and deepest secrets, entrusted to her in letters and in person, when I felt her warmth, the softness of her body and her touch... she was my anchor, the lamp on my mast.
And despite her speaking to the entire crowd, I felt, that she was also speaking to me.
The Harira had arrived last night, my little nutshell carrying me across the sea again safely, as if my kitten knew exactly, that I would never depend on her services as much as I did now.
According to intelligence and simple observation, I knew, that I would not have her solely for myself, though, but that was alright. Duties came first and that was always final.
But... I saw the love and adoration of the crowd for their Duchess, something, which not many Kyrenaian Sultans could claim. Especially not these days...
The bandages from where I had been hurt during the Al'Arz Attack a few months ago were gone and healed, but the scars on my soul were a different story. I knew a remedy, though, Marcellain.
As the speech had finished, I applauded and as Marcella went backstage, I made my way through the crowd close to it, someone hot on my heels: Aldhiyb, my large and trusty Sand Wolf, who would follow me to the end of the world because he could.
I hoped to surprise Marcella, but it was quite likely, that she already knew, that I was here. I had the Yukata from last year aboard, though, safely stowed away, and wore my usual sailing combo: White bikini-top, cargo pants, heavy boots, utility belt. The bikini-top was visibly strained under the size of my chest, but maybe Marcella and I could go shopping for a bit later? Who knew...
Aldhiyb followed me as only an over-sized puppy could. He, too, looked forward to seeing Marcella again, having taken a shine to her. She was almost part of the family by now!

Ava Shabh.
Even fighter pilots need to relax every now and again.
And for me, who was not that much of thrill seeker (contrary to the popular misconceptions about fighter pilots), the Festival of Holy Light was ideal. An old Spiorad, who would finally meet something new, after all this time - yet, it was more then a mere curiosity, these were honest and proud people, friends of the Sultanate, their Duchess even enarmoured with one of our Princesses.
Their customs and traditions deserved respect, their festivals all the honour they could handle.
And, to be honest, I needed a bath.
While on the square, the Duchess was speaking to her people, I was approaching the Kitan. A homely inn-like building with an attached bath, which reminded me a lot of the caravansarais back home, yet it didn't. It was just beautiful!
I entered, as one usually did, through the front door and knew, that this was the place, I would stay. I had a reservation, after all! My grey canine ears on the head rose, twitched in delight at the sounds and smells, which my nose was receiving. All the praises I had read were more then true.
A bath here, in a bit, would do wonders.
I approached the front desk.
"Hi.", I greeted with a small smile, "I have a reservation, on the name Ava Shabh?"
I took out my passport, to show, that I was really me - by chance, my Military ID also fell out. I scooped it up with a bit of sheepishness.
"Sorry.", I said.
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Postby The Scarlet Eagle » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:57 am

Aurora Island
Ambassador Daniel Vincao with his wife Patricia and his son Henry

At the main port of Aurora, three persons disembark from the ferrycoming from the Embassy Island. For Ambassador Daniel Vincao, this year's festival was a premiere, since he had passed the last one the year before in the Embassy, having gotten late with his reports, and also due to the fact that a hurricane had struck, making travelling to other islands pretty difficult. But for the diplomat / spy, this year was finally the time to see fully what the Islands had to offer.
And so, after having woken up early this morning, he had travelled with his wife and son to the UIS capital, where all the main events were supposed to happen.

"So, here we are finally, says Patricia once they have cleared customs. What do you want to do first? she asks her son her husband.
-Well, the Temple seems like a good option, replies Daniel. It would be interesting to see the priests at work. What do you think son? he asks Henry.
-Sure dad, replies the 12 year-old boy, but I'd rather go and check the Kitan's hot spring first. This way, we'd also be able to get a room early before everyone comes in.
-That may be true, replies Patricia, before picking up her map to check the Kitan's location. All right, let's go! she says before leading her small family to the Kitan, where they arrive a few minutes later.
-Good morning, says Patricia to the person manning the main desk. Is it possible to buy two rooms for tonight and a access to the bath please?"

Daniel is wearing a blue polo shirt, a pair of green jeans, and a pair of grey trekking boots.
Patricia is wearing a white tank top, with a pair of green shorts, with beige and grey trekking boot.
Henry is wearing a green short sleeved shirt, and a pair of beige cargo pants, with beige walking shoes.






2 miles southeast of Animalpolis
Lieutenant Colonel Catherine Smetov and Patricia Petrenko, with the Appalachian Wolfdog Gopnik, aboard a V-22 Osprey of the Imperial Marines.
"Time to arrive, 1 minute"
As the pilot's voice resonates in the main cabin of the VTOL plane flying at 2000 ft above the waves, heading straight for Animalpolis, the two human passengers and their canine companion finish their preparations.
Catherine Smetov, a blonde woman with blue eyes, and her friend (and lover) Patricia Petrenko, brown-haired and brown-eyed, two members of the Personal Guard of the Empress Anna Blachkov, have decided to enjoy some time together on the Islands. And so, with Patricia's dog Gopnik in tow, they have been transported to the SAIS Iwo Jima, a Landing Helicopter Dock of the Imperial Navy, where a V-22 Osprey VTOL had picked them up, along with two ATVs loaded with gear, to go on Animalpolis.
"So, ready? asks Patricia as she finishes strapping a bag to her ATV passenger seat, the luggage trunk already loaded, with other bags strapped all around the small vehicle.
-Yup, replies Catherine, I can't wait to see for my own eyes what Ophelia told us. (referring to the fact that one of their Squadron mates, Ophelia Doppler, had conducted a black operation to capture a criminal on Animalpolis around ten years before.)
-Don't go saying that out loud! answers Patricia with a laugh, followed by Catherine, and a happy Woof bark from Gopnik, the black-furred canine in the same mood as his mistress.
However, they are quickly interrupted by the pilot's voice saying "Time to arrive, 30 seconds" resounding once again, followed by a red light lighting up in the cabin, and the Osprey starting to decelerate.
-All right, time to go, says Patricia before whistling her canine companion, causing Gopnik to step on his mistress's ATV passenger seat, and being strapped by her. Once that is done, Patricia puts her Imperial Guard black beret on her head, with her Squadron's seal on it, a white ghost skull, as well as a pair of shades which are in fact a Heads Up Display. For her part, Catherine does the same, before sitting on her ATV, ready to start it.
As the two women are ready to go, the VTOL starts to descend towards the beach, where a small road leads further in the Island. As his rotors move to a vertical position, the back ramp starts to open, letting some sand kicked by the wingblades wind, enter the cabin.
Finally, as the Osprey lands on the beach, the green light replaces the red light, allowing both women to start their engines, and getting out of the plane, getting on the road quickly and starting to roll towards the nearest settlement, while the Opstrey goes back to its ship.

Catherine is wearing beige cargo pants, a white and blue chechered shirt, and a pairt of beige Ranger boots. On top of the shirt, a grey plate carrier, and in the back her her pants, and under her shirt, her pistol.
Patricia is wearing beige beige cargo pants, a red shirt, and also beige Ranger boots. Over her shirt, a grey plate carrier too. And her pistol hosltered in her back too.
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Postby Aaaaaa » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:58 am

Meausa Uuinakis & Noeanyyn Eamniullanos
Port of Aurora Island
Fresh off the boat from Selene, two young women from a country bizarrely named Aaaaaa had just arrived in the harbour of the island of Aurora, within the UIS of AHSCA. They were just-turned 21-year-old Meausa Uuinakis, and the girl whose life she saved three years ago, 20-year-old Noeanyyn Eamniullanos. To those who knew them, they could already tell this whole shebang was Noeanyyn's idea. A confident yet incredibly irresponsible girl, Noeanyyn jumped at the chance to leave her loathed home country and visit AHSCA. Meausa, clearly the more uncomfortable of the two, had no intentions of leaving Aaaaaa ever, yet Noeanyyn's upfront demeanor back home basically forced her to tag along. This was not only the pairs first trip on a ship, but also their first plane ride (given that they had to fly from Moelle, Aaaaaa to Valle de la Torre, Matorre, another nation within Selene, since Aaaaaa was a landlocked state), so they were both somewhat tired. Meausa decided to wear a blue, rather bulky french dress shirt, and a pair of brown, equally-as-bulky pants. Noeanyyn sported a white, fairly tight men's shirt that bared a somewhat notable blue and purple design, along with a typical pair of stone-washed jeans. She also wore a black backpack, as well as having her hair tied into a braid, something she asked Meausa to do, much to her surprise considering she usually kept it unrestrained. Both outfits looked a little too retro, but this was the fashion they grew up on, given the policies placed on Aaaaaa regulating modern products being imported into the state.

"This is..." Noeanyyn started in her native Aaaaaan English, taking in the sights and sounds around her. "... this is amazing."

"I guess..." Her friend responded, rather weary and a little seasick. "... it's just a port, Noeanyyn."

"No, I mean, like, the fact that we're here." she said. "I can't believe... we're finally out of Aaaaaa! Think about that, Meausa... I've been wanting this forever..."

"I know." Meausa took a deep breath, truly only realising the magnitude of this for her friend now. "Let's just find a hotel or something for now. I need to sleep..."

"But Meausa-" "only for a couple hours! At least.." she said, cutting off her all-too-eager companion. "Fine... did you find out if they speak Conclus English here?"

"Noeanyyn! YOU were supposed to find out!" "Oh..."


As they made their way out of the harbour and into town proper, they passed someone along the way. Looks AHSCAian enough, thought Noeanyyn. Though Meausa only had intentions of simply following a map towards the nearest hotel, Noeanyyn decided to settle the question here rather then later, and turned around to approach the individual.

"Ah, excuse me..." She said, in standard English. "You, err... you guys speak English here, r-right?"
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Postby AHSCA » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:11 am

Kyrenaia wrote:Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Square of Port Aurora.
How could I miss this? My beloved Marcella, holding a speech, praising the Goddess of these lands and opening the festivities, looking stately, but yet still being the woman I was in love with...
The woman, who knew my darkest and deepest secrets, entrusted to her in letters and in person, when I felt her warmth, the softness of her body and her touch... she was my anchor, the lamp on my mast.
And despite her speaking to the entire crowd, I felt, that she was also speaking to me.
The Harira had arrived last night, my little nutshell carrying me across the sea again safely, as if my kitten knew exactly, that I would never depend on her services as much as I did now.
According to intelligence and simple observation, I knew, that I would not have her solely for myself, though, but that was alright. Duties came first and that was always final.
But... I saw the love and adoration of the crowd for their Duchess, something, which not many Kyrenaian Sultans could claim. Especially not these days...
The bandages from where I had been hurt during the Al'Arz Attack a few months ago were gone and healed, but the scars on my soul were a different story. I knew a remedy, though, Marcellain.
As the speech had finished, I applauded and as Marcella went backstage, I made my way through the crowd close to it, someone hot on my heels: Aldhiyb, my large and trusty Sand Wolf, who would follow me to the end of the world because he could.
I hoped to surprise Marcella, but it was quite likely, that she already knew, that I was here. I had the Yukata from last year aboard, though, safely stowed away, and wore my usual sailing combo: White bikini-top, cargo pants, heavy boots, utility belt. The bikini-top was visibly strained under the size of my chest, but maybe Marcella and I could go shopping for a bit later? Who knew...
Aldhiyb followed me as only an over-sized puppy could. He, too, looked forward to seeing Marcella again, having taken a shine to her. She was almost part of the family by now!

Ava Shabh.
Even fighter pilots need to relax every now and again.
And for me, who was not that much of thrill seeker (contrary to the popular misconceptions about fighter pilots), the Festival of Holy Light was ideal. An old Spiorad, who would finally meet something new, after all this time - yet, it was more then a mere curiosity, these were honest and proud people, friends of the Sultanate, their Duchess even enarmoured with one of our Princesses.
Their customs and traditions deserved respect, their festivals all the honour they could handle.
And, to be honest, I needed a bath.
While on the square, the Duchess was speaking to her people, I was approaching the Kitan. A homely inn-like building with an attached bath, which reminded me a lot of the caravansarais back home, yet it didn't. It was just beautiful!
I entered, as one usually did, through the front door and knew, that this was the place, I would stay. I had a reservation, after all! My grey canine ears on the head rose, twitched in delight at the sounds and smells, which my nose was receiving. All the praises I had read were more then true.
A bath here, in a bit, would do wonders.
I approached the front desk.
"Hi.", I greeted with a small smile, "I have a reservation, on the name Ava Shabh?"
I took out my passport, to show, that I was really me - by chance, my Military ID also fell out. I scooped it up with a bit of sheepishness.
"Sorry.", I said.



Marcella had a few more things to do before she could really hit the streets and wander the festival in search of her beloved. The speech she just gave still went over in her head as her inner perfectionist was yelling it could have been better. Shaking the thoughts from her head as she laser focused her need to wrap up a few things for any meetings she might have later. Most of her core Cabinet was also off for the festival and holiday so it meant taking on a little extra. A Duchess work never done. She sighed but still smiling looking at a clock which just struck 9. "Just hang in there a little bit longer, Aurelia, I'll be there soon as I can." she said aloud as she continued working.

Meanwhile down on the street, who should bump into Aurelia other than Marcella's own bodyguard, Asuna. Walking along with a few friends and colleagues to enjoy the festivities herself. Her eyes fell onto the busty, blonde bombshell, dark skinned beauty that was the Princess. "Go on ahead, I'll catch up with you." She said to her friends

"All right." They said moving along their way.

Approaching Aurelia with a fair bit of caution but still as openly as she could be. "Why, Princess!" She greeted with a smile "What a fine pleasure it is to see you made it here safe and sound." Getting ahead of any concerns Aurelia might have for having a tail on her and Marcella "Relax...I'm off duty now, enjoying the festival as you can see. Not dressed for action. I hope Milady hasn't kept you waiting too long." She gave a little playful wink at her. "And it looks as though Aldhiyb is as well as ever." she extend her hand to see if he'd let him pet him.

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Ava was greeted by a young lady at the desk who was on check in duty this morning. She stood on a stool given her short stature to greet the guests who were often bigger than her and this lovely lady wasn't much different. "Oh good morning!" She opened the book and took the ID. " Shabh, Shabh Shabh...." She muttered flipping through the pages "Why yes, here you are! Miss Ava Shabh from The Sultanate? Welcome to AHSCA, Miss! Yes, you are in room 3G. If you like we can show you immediately or you can partake in the baths, breakfast or continue about the village and we'll carry your bags for you." With a fancy fountain pen she struck the name on the ledger out indicating guest had arrived and was checked in. "I will say our baths are a little crowded so good chance you'll be sharing. If you rather be seclusion best time is probably later. But it's up to you, Ma'am!"




The Scarlet Eagle wrote:Aurora Island
Ambassador Daniel Vincao with his wife Patricia and his son Henry

At the main port of Aurora, three persons disembark from the ferrycoming from the Embassy Island. For Ambassador Daniel Vincao, this year's festival was a premiere, since he had passed the last one the year before in the Embassy, having gotten late with his reports, and also due to the fact that a hurricane had struck, making travelling to other islands pretty difficult. But for the diplomat / spy, this year was finally the time to see fully what the Islands had to offer.
And so, after having woken up early this morning, he had travelled with his wife and son to the UIS capital, where all the main events were supposed to happen.

"So, here we are finally, says Patricia once they have cleared customs. What do you want to do first? she asks her son her husband.
-Well, the Temple seems like a good option, replies Daniel. It would be interesting to see the priests at work. What do you think son? he asks Henry.
-Sure dad, replies the 12 year-old boy, but I'd rather go and check the Kitan's hot spring first. This way, we'd also be able to get a room early before everyone comes in.
-That may be true, replies Patricia, before picking up her map to check the Kitan's location. All right, let's go! she says before leading her small family to the Kitan, where they arrive a few minutes later.
-Good morning, says Patricia to the person manning the main desk. Is it possible to buy two rooms for tonight and a access to the bath please?"






2 miles southeast of Animalpolis
Lieutenant Colonel Catherine Smetov and Patricia Petrenko, with the Appalachian Wolfdog Gopnik, aboard a V-22 Osprey of the Imperial Marines.
"Time to arrive, 1 minute"
As the pilot's voice resonates in the main cabin of the VTOL plane flying at 2000 ft above the waves, heading straight for Animalpolis, the two human passengers and their canine companion finish their preparations.
Catherine Smetov, a blonde woman with blue eyes, and her friend (and lover) Patricia Petrenko, brown-haired and brown-eyed, two members of the Personal Guard of the Empress Anna Blachkov, have decided to enjoy some time together on the Islands. And so, with Patricia's dog Gopnik in tow, they have been transported to the SAIS Iwo Jima, a Landing Helicopter Dock of the Imperial Navy, where a V-22 Osprey VTOL had picked them up, along with two ATVs loaded with gear, to go on Animalpolis.
"So, ready? asks Patricia as she finishes strapping a bag to her ATV passenger seat, the luggage trunk already loaded, with other bags strapped all around the small vehicle.
-Yup, replies Catherine, I can't wait to see for my own eyes what Ophelia told us. (referring to the fact that one of their Squadron mates, Ophelia Doppler, had conducted a black operation to capture a criminal on Animalpolis around ten years before.)
-Don't go saying that out loud! answers Patricia with a laugh, followed by Catherine, and a happy Woof bark from Gopnik, the black-furred canine in the same mood as his mistress.
However, they are quickly interrupted by the pilot's voice saying "Time to arrive, 30 seconds" resounding once again, followed by a red light lighting up in the cabin, and the Osprey starting to decelerate.
-All right, time to go, says Patricia before whistling her canine companion, causing Gopnik to step on his mistress's ATV passenger seat, and being strapped by her. Once that is done, Patricia puts her Imperial Guard black beret on her head, with her Squadron's seal on it, a white ghost skull, as well as a pair of shades which are in fact a Heads Up Display. For her part, Catherine does the same, before sitting on her ATV, ready to start it.
As the two women are ready to go, the VTOL starts to descend towards the beach, where a small road leads further in the Island. As his rotors move to a vertical position, the back ramp starts to open, letting some sand kicked by the wingblades wind, enter the cabin.
Finally, as the Osprey lands on the beach, the green light replaces the red light, allowing both women to start their engines, and getting out of the plane, getting on the road quickly and starting to roll towards the nearest settlement, while the Opstrey goes back to its ship.


AURORA

The family finding themselves in the lobby of the Kitan's Inn portion were of course acknowledge by the lady at the desk while she wrapped up business of getting Miss Ava checked in. Once that was done she waved them up to the desk. "Good morning to you. Let me take a quick look." Searching the ledger she smiled "Why yes, we just had a cancellation and a room opened up! I can have your bags carried up for you if you wish to head right for the baths. Do pardon how busy they might be but a room should be open with little wait."

ANIMALPOLIS

Landing on the remote beach didn't draw as much attention to things as if they dropped in a more populated spot but it still took notice. They weren't far from the nearby village Misakichi but while most locals hadn't noticed one little girl did as she dashed back to her home. "MAMAAAAAA!" She called tumbling into a little pub. Her name was Kiki a little ball of fire and energy she was. But her mom, Nagisa being a police officer was able to keep up with her plenty well. "Hey, there you are!" she said to her child.

"MAAAMAAA"

"Shhhh, what is it dear?"

"I saw them!" Kiki panted out

"Saw who?" Her mom raised an eyebrow of curosity.

"THEM!"

"Who, baby, who?"

"Invaders! Military coming to get us all!"

Others in the pub took notice and concern Her mom turned to address them all "Just everyone remain a bit calm now." It was unusual, Kiki did have a reputation for telling fanciful tales but she wasn't one to lie to her mom, usually because she could see right through it. But Kiki did seem concerned But a military invasion? Something like that might have been possible 15-20 years ago but today with Mokan, Kyrenian, Kuronami, and Lamoni forces always ever present something like that just seemed unusual but their had to be a reasonable explanation here. "You stay here, I'll see what's happening."

"But mama!"

"It'll be all right dear. Here." She led her over to the stool "A glass of milk for her please."

"Right away, Ma'am." The bartender said then leaned over whispering "Ma'am, you don't really think do you?..." The bartender was old enough to remember the war from 22-years ago, the surprise and horrors of the invasion it still gave her nightmares.

"No." She said with a comforting smile "But...Just in case....Watch over my Kiki will you?"

"I will."

"Kiki, where did you see them?"

"Out at the shoreline. They came in large metal beasts like dragons! But they were mechanical and had giant propellers that faced upward!"

"All right, I'm gonna go see what's going on." It was pretty odd, there weren't military exercises scheduled that she knew about from AHSCA or their allies. Maybe an aircraft in distress? It sounded more like a helicopter than a plane carrying an army. She didn't know much about aircraft but she had to find out. Outside she had a dirt bike parked for police use. Getting on she started it up and set off down the path towards the shore. On the dirt path two ATVs sped on past her, that was unusual. Military or police would have dirt bikes like her own or jeeps. Keep going or try to flag them down was the spur question she had to made and she made it. Flipping sirens and lights to grab their attention and get them to pull over. If they were visitors, they weren't doing anything wrong but it was good to see if things were just a funny misunderstanding.




Aaaaaa wrote:Meausa Uuinakis & Noeanyyn Eamniullanos
Port of Aurora Island
Fresh off the boat from Selene, two young women from a country bizarrely named Aaaaaa had just arrived in the harbour of the island of Aurora, within the UIS of AHSCA. They were just-turned 21-year-old Meausa Uuinakis, and the girl whose life she saved three years ago, 20-year-old Noeanyyn Eamniullanos. To those who knew them, they could already tell this whole shebang was Noeanyyn's idea. A confident yet incredibly irresponsible girl, Noeanyyn jumped at the chance to leave her loathed home country and visit AHSCA. Meausa, clearly the more uncomfortable of the two, had no intentions of leaving Aaaaaa ever, yet Noeanyyn's upfront demeanor back home basically forced her to tag along. This was not only the pairs first trip on a ship, but also their first plane ride (given that they had to fly from Moelle, Aaaaaa to Valle de la Torre, Matorre, another nation within Selene, since Aaaaaa was a landlocked state), so they were both somewhat tired. Meausa decided to wear a blue, rather bulky french dress shirt, and a pair of brown, equally-as-bulky pants. Noeanyyn sported a white, fairly tight men's shirt that bared a somewhat notable blue and purple design, along with a typical pair of stone-washed jeans. She also wore a black backpack, as well as having her hair tied into a braid, something she asked Meausa to do, much to her surprise considering she usually kept it unrestrained. Both outfits looked a little too retro, but this was the fashion they grew up on, given the policies placed on Aaaaaa regulating modern products being imported into the state.

"This is..." Noeanyyn started in her native Aaaaaan English, taking in the sights and sounds around her. "... this is amazing."

"I guess..." Her friend responded, rather weary and a little seasick. "... it's just a port, Noeanyyn."

"No, I mean, like, the fact that we're here." she said. "I can't believe... we're finally out of Aaaaaa! Think about that, Meausa... I've been wanting this forever..."

"I know." Meausa took a deep breath, truly only realising the magnitude of this for her friend now. "Let's just find a hotel or something for now. I need to sleep..."

"But Meausa-" "only for a couple hours! At least.." she said, cutting off her all-too-eager companion. "Fine... did you find out if they speak Conclus English here?"

"Noeanyyn! YOU were supposed to find out!" "Oh..."


As they made their way out of the harbour and into town proper, they passed someone along the way. Looks AHSCAian enough, thought Noeanyyn. Though Meausa only had intentions of simply following a map towards the nearest hotel, Noeanyyn decided to settle the question here rather then later, and turned around to approach the individual.

"Ah, excuse me..." She said, in standard English. "You, err... you guys speak English here, r-right?"


Likely the women would find themselves at the Kitan as many would, given it was so close to port as it was. Flagging down a staff asking the simple question of if they spoke English.

Natsume was the one they spoke with Natsume spunky energetic gal from Animalpolis working in Aurora for some extra cash. Always bouncing between sea work and land work she was. "Ah, right as rain I do, missies! What can I do ya for? Needing a room here, a hot bath or a meal? I can help you get things arranged."
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Postby Lillorainen » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:30 am

Port of Aurora, Aurora Island, UIS of AHSCA.
Everybody who saw Lucius van Hengelen around without knowing him (which would be barely possible back in the Federation of Lillorainen, but quite well possible abroad) would think, that he were the luckiest guy under the sun, given the company he had around. And the three ladies were not exactly unknown - again, at least not back home, and surely not in a few other places, either. With his fellow write-colleague Freya Möldrup, a woman in her early forties who looked at least five, maybe even ten years younger, he hadn't gotten himself a bad catch already. Then again, she could easily be his mother, even though a very young one. More solid options would have included Jorunna Pandrup, a musician focussed on Nordic Metal, and also getting a bit more fame beyond the Federation's borders, as well as Gesine Stuhrscheid, a well-known actress starring as Svea Herning, the MND agent from a TV series of the same name, based on one of the most famous novel series coming from Lillorainen (and expecting a contribution by nobody lesser than Lucius himself soon).
But Lucius was not only a writer, he was also a Private Investigator (and he insisted on this term for his profession; abbreviations or colloquial terms such as "Private Eye" or "P.I." were immediately reacted to by a harsh correction), and as such, he believed, that romances were the killer of any professional and unbiased investigation work. This hadn't required any clarification beforehand, when he had agreed going on vacation to the UIS with them, for this was a well-established fact. Nonetheless, with a sufficient intake of full-grain soda and other beverages, he would shamelessly have to admit, that even he did quite cross the line every now and then.
But this was vacation, and while he would use it to continue with his writing work, he did hope, that there would be no case for him in here.
Since they were in a group, they had gone through the whole border control shebang in one rush. All booze reserves and 'opinion amplifiers' (concealed and only for the sake of self-defense, of course!) had been declared and approved, and now they could march on.
As they moved on, they were caught in a happy chat, in German, of course - with Lucius, Freya, and Gesine speaking pure Rhenish dialect, whereas Jorunna, who happened to be from Eastern Sigurdsland, contributed to the conversation in Missingsch, a mix of High German and Holsteinisch. Foreigners, even German-speaking ones, usually wondered how this should ever work - but this was a thing Lillos loved keeping as a secret. It worked, end of story.
"... yeah, and that was one of these scenes which will end up cut out" - Gesine was telling from the movie set, "or maybe released as an outtake, or - and that's what I'd prefer - will be released in a director's cut in a few decades."
Jorunna laughed. "Luckily, you don't have to deliver live performances!" - she told Gesine. "Whatever happens on the stage, there's no chance to cut it out of people's memories!"
"Make an educated guess as to why you are the singer and I am the actress!" - Gesine replied.
Now, Lucius spoke up, turning to Freya. "Saachens" - he began, Say!, "any idea as to where we find a place to stay? If I'm not entirely mistaken, you were going to look for a hotel."
Freya shrugged. "The possibilities are endless in here ..." - she said. "They really have turned into a tourism hotspot in the last few years, especially since the unforeseen success of last year's festival. But yeah, some place to drop our stuff wouldn't be too bad."
Unbeknownst to him, they were not the only ones looking for such a place, since ...

Aaaaaa wrote:Meausa Uuinakis & Noeanyyn Eamniullanos
Port of Aurora Island
Fresh off the boat from Selene, two young women from a country bizarrely named Aaaaaa had just arrived in the harbour of the island of Aurora, within the UIS of AHSCA. They were just-turned 21-year-old Meausa Uuinakis, and the girl whose life she saved three years ago, 20-year-old Noeanyyn Eamniullanos. To those who knew them, they could already tell this whole shebang was Noeanyyn's idea. A confident yet incredibly irresponsible girl, Noeanyyn jumped at the chance to leave her loathed home country and visit AHSCA. Meausa, clearly the more uncomfortable of the two, had no intentions of leaving Aaaaaa ever, yet Noeanyyn's upfront demeanor back home basically forced her to tag along. This was not only the pairs first trip on a ship, but also their first plane ride (given that they had to fly from Moelle, Aaaaaa to Valle de la Torre, Matorre, another nation within Selene, since Aaaaaa was a landlocked state), so they were both somewhat tired. Meausa decided to wear a blue, rather bulky french dress shirt, and a pair of brown, equally-as-bulky pants. Noeanyyn sported a white, fairly tight men's shirt that bared a somewhat notable blue and purple design, along with a typical pair of stone-washed jeans. She also wore a black backpack, as well as having her hair tied into a braid, something she asked Meausa to do, much to her surprise considering she usually kept it unrestrained. Both outfits looked a little too retro, but this was the fashion they grew up on, given the policies placed on Aaaaaa regulating modern products being imported into the state.

"This is..." Noeanyyn started in her native Aaaaaan English, taking in the sights and sounds around her. "... this is amazing."

"I guess..." Her friend responded, rather weary and a little seasick. "... it's just a port, Noeanyyn."

"No, I mean, like, the fact that we're here." she said. "I can't believe... we're finally out of Aaaaaa! Think about that, Meausa... I've been wanting this forever..."

"I know." Meausa took a deep breath, truly only realising the magnitude of this for her friend now. "Let's just find a hotel or something for now. I need to sleep..."

"But Meausa-" "only for a couple hours! At least.." she said, cutting off her all-too-eager companion. "Fine... did you find out if they speak Conclus English here?"

"Noeanyyn! YOU were supposed to find out!" "Oh..."


As they made their way out of the harbour and into town proper, they passed someone along the way. Looks AHSCAian enough, thought Noeanyyn. Though Meausa only had intentions of simply following a map towards the nearest hotel, Noeanyyn decided to settle the question here rather then later, and turned around to approach the individual.

"Ah, excuse me..." She said, in standard English. "You, err... you guys speak English here, r-right?"


Freya and Jorunna recognized Meausa and Noeanyyn at once, due to their frequent activity on PiffleNet, the Kuronami-based social media platform that had turned out to be the newest craze last year, and was getting more and more popular in Lillorainen everyday. They had conversed in their mother tongue, a variant of English native to Aaaaaa - which, again, was a country surely in a sorry-state, to say the least; if Lillorainen's unofficial motto was, 'We don't have problems, we only have solutions!', then it was exactly the other way round with Aaaaaa. Jorunna had known about Noeanyyn's (and, to an extent, Meausa's) plan to leave Aaaaaa at least for vacation, thus, she was not really surprised to see the two of them in here - if anything, she was surprised to meet them this soon, but there were coincidence more funny than this one.
They were talking to someone looking native enough for them - or at least, Noeanyyn did, asking the local, if they spoke English in here.
Gesine and Lucius did not notice that, for Gesine rarely read along on Piffle (with plans to get more active in the future, though), while Lucius had no interest in joining social media altogether.
Jorunna approach them, mainly because they had already met virtually - of course, she couldn't know, that they basically had the same question.
"Oii!" - she greeted in a more informal way, which the Aaaaaans would know, then turned to the local lassie, judging by her looks, apparently from Animalpolis (still local enough), speaking clear English, a Standard American Pronunciation without any trace of a Lillorainian accent. "Excuse me! Or us, for that matter - it looks like we're not the only ones who could need a tiny bit of help getting around here, eh? As for us four" - with a vague gesture, she pointed around to the others, "we're looking for some hotel, or other place to stay."
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Postby The Scarlet Eagle » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:15 am

AURORA

The family finding themselves in the lobby of the Kitan's Inn portion were of course acknowledge by the lady at the desk while she wrapped up business of getting Miss Ava checked in. Once that was done she waved them up to the desk. "Good morning to you. Let me take a quick look." Searching the ledger she smiled "Why yes, we just had a cancellation and a room opened up! I can have your bags carried up for you if you wish to head right for the baths. Do pardon how busy they might be but a room should be open with little wait."

ANIMALPOLIS

Landing on the remote beach didn't draw as much attention to things as if they dropped in a more populated spot but it still took notice. They weren't far from the nearby village Misakichi but while most locals hadn't noticed one little girl did as she dashed back to her home. "MAMAAAAAA!" She called tumbling into a little pub. Her name was Kiki a little ball of fire and energy she was. But her mom, Nagisa being a police officer was able to keep up with her plenty well. "Hey, there you are!" she said to her child.

"MAAAMAAA"

"Shhhh, what is it dear?"

"I saw them!" Kiki panted out

"Saw who?" Her mom raised an eyebrow of curosity.

"THEM!"

"Who, baby, who?"

"Invaders! Military coming to get us all!"

Others in the pub took notice and concern Her mom turned to address them all "Just everyone remain a bit calm now." It was unusual, Kiki did have a reputation for telling fanciful tales but she wasn't one to lie to her mom, usually because she could see right through it. But Kiki did seem concerned But a military invasion? Something like that might have been possible 15-20 years ago but today with Mokan, Kyrenian, Kuronami, and Lamoni forces always ever present something like that just seemed unusual but their had to be a reasonable explanation here. "You stay here, I'll see what's happening."

"But mama!"

"It'll be all right dear. Here." She led her over to the stool "A glass of milk for her please."

"Right away, Ma'am." The bartender said then leaned over whispering "Ma'am, you don't really think do you?..." The bartender was old enough to remember the war from 22-years ago, the surprise and horrors of the invasion it still gave her nightmares.

"No." She said with a comforting smile "But...Just in case....Watch over my Kiki will you?"

"I will."

"Kiki, where did you see them?"

"Out at the shoreline. They came in large metal beasts like dragons! But they were mechanical and had giant propellers that faced upward!"

"All right, I'm gonna go see what's going on." It was pretty odd, there weren't military exercises scheduled that she knew about from AHSCA or their allies. Maybe an aircraft in distress? It sounded more like a helicopter than a plane carrying an army. She didn't know much about aircraft but she had to find out. Outside she had a dirt bike parked for police use. Getting on she started it up and set off down the path towards the shore. On the dirt path two ATVs sped on past her, that was unusual. Military or police would have dirt bikes like her own or jeeps. Keep going or try to flag them down was the spur question she had to made and she made it. Flipping sirens and lights to grab their attention and get them to pull over. If they were visitors, they weren't doing anything wrong but it was good to see if things were just a funny misunderstanding.


AURORA
Daniel, Patricia and Henry.
"Thank you Miss, replies the Ambassador, that would indeed be kind of you to bring our luggage to the room, fortunately we travel light, he adds as he points to the three large bags at their feet. I can understand why you're busy, this place starts to be renowned internationally, from what I've heard. Just a small question though, do you go in the baths naked or with a swimsuit? Also, how much would it be for the room plus the baths?" he asks as he takes out his wallet from his back pocket.

ANIMALPOLIS
Catherine, Patricia and Gopnik
Unaware of the panic their arrival had started, the two noble women continue their ride towards the nearest settlement, to register their arrival with the local authorities.
"What's the name of the nearest settlement again? asks Patricia in he throat microphone, causing the message to be heard in Catherine's earpiece, riding before her. Since both women are members of the Imperial Guard, they usually carry such radio equipment around with them, which in this case is very helpful to communicate without having to shout to be heard over the noise made by the ATVs engines.
-Misakichi, replies Catherine over the radio. It should be half a mile from here."
Jjust as she says that, the two Alpha Squadron members see a dirt bike with a woman in a police uniform speed past them, only to hear sirens a few seconds later.
-Whoops, seems like we're already spotted, says Catherine with a chuckle, before slowing down her vehicle and coming to a stop, parking her vehicle on the side, just like Patricia. Once that is done, both women get off their ATVs, before taking out their passports, military IDs and visas from one of their cargo pants pocket, Patricia taking out Gopnik's pet passport as well.
"Good morning officer, says Catherine as Nagisa approaches them. Lieutenant Colonel Catherine Smetov of the Imperial Guard of the Scarlet Eagle. Here are my papers, she adds as she extends her hand towards the officer with her passport, visa and military ID card, showing her membership of the Imperial Guard, Scarlet Rangers and Personal Guard of the Empress.
-Lieutenant Colonel Patricia Petrenko, same, adds her friend and lover as she does the same. This is my dog Gopnik, she adds as she nods towards the black canine still strapped to the ATV seat, who barks happily in answer while panting slightly.
They hoped they wouldn't freak out the officer, given the fact that people wearing a plate carrier were not a thing you usually see in your everyday life.
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Postby Kyrenaia » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:27 pm

AHSCA wrote:Marcella had a few more things to do before she could really hit the streets and wander the festival in search of her beloved. The speech she just gave still went over in her head as her inner perfectionist was yelling it could have been better. Shaking the thoughts from her head as she laser focused her need to wrap up a few things for any meetings she might have later. Most of her core Cabinet was also off for the festival and holiday so it meant taking on a little extra. A Duchess work never done. She sighed but still smiling looking at a clock which just struck 9. "Just hang in there a little bit longer, Aurelia, I'll be there soon as I can." she said aloud as she continued working.

Meanwhile down on the street, who should bump into Aurelia other than Marcella's own bodyguard, Asuna. Walking along with a few friends and colleagues to enjoy the festivities herself. Her eyes fell onto the busty, blonde bombshell, dark skinned beauty that was the Princess. "Go on ahead, I'll catch up with you." She said to her friends

"All right." They said moving along their way.

Approaching Aurelia with a fair bit of caution but still as openly as she could be. "Why, Princess!" She greeted with a smile "What a fine pleasure it is to see you made it here safe and sound." Getting ahead of any concerns Aurelia might have for having a tail on her and Marcella "Relax...I'm off duty now, enjoying the festival as you can see. Not dressed for action. I hope Milady hasn't kept you waiting too long." She gave a little playful wink at her. "And it looks as though Aldhiyb is as well as ever." she extend her hand to see if he'd let him pet him.

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Ava was greeted by a young lady at the desk who was on check in duty this morning. She stood on a stool given her short stature to greet the guests who were often bigger than her and this lovely lady wasn't much different. "Oh good morning!" She opened the book and took the ID. " Shabh, Shabh Shabh...." She muttered flipping through the pages "Why yes, here you are! Miss Ava Shabh from The Sultanate? Welcome to AHSCA, Miss! Yes, you are in room 3G. If you like we can show you immediately or you can partake in the baths, breakfast or continue about the village and we'll carry your bags for you." With a fancy fountain pen she struck the name on the ledger out indicating guest had arrived and was checked in. "I will say our baths are a little crowded so good chance you'll be sharing. If you rather be seclusion best time is probably later. But it's up to you, Ma'am!"

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Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Square of Port Aurora.

I was surprised, when a voice I knew very well suddenly called out to me: Asuna.
"Why, Princess!", she said, approaching openly and as unthreateningly as possible. That, and the fact, that she was revealing her presence to me, let me hope, that she was not here on orders, but that this was coincidence... it still lingered, though. "What a fine pleasure it is to see you made it here safe and sound." I shrugged - those who knew me, knew me as a good sailor, but even the best could have accidents. Next, she addressed the concern I still had in the back of my mind, alleviating it. "Relax...I'm off duty now, enjoying the festival as you can see. Not dressed for action. I hope Milady hasn't kept you waiting too long." A playful wink, which made me giggle. "And it looks as though Aldhiyb is as well as ever."
She crouched down and extended her hand, the canine sniffing it carefully, then giving it a soft lick.
"That means, that he recongnized you.", I said and moved forward, giving Asuna a quick hug. "It's good to see you again, Asuna!" She had come to Kyrenaia, as Marcella's escort, after the Al'Arz Attack. I got to know her better and I think, it would be fair to say, that she was a friend of mine or at least an acquaintance. "How have you been? Are you enjoying the day with a comrades or did finally someone manage to conquer your heart?"
I threw her a wink.

Ava Shabh.
Kitan.

I smiled.
"Please have someone show me to my room. After that, a bath sounds nice.", I said with a smile, because I honestly needed one... "Sharing won't be a problem either."
Hammam. Do I need to say more?
"Though, I will carry my own bags.", I added and hefted them up with a smile. Call it professional pride: No one ever carried my bags, so why start now? "By the way, how much would the room cost? I never got a bill..."
I had booked for three days. The rest would be spent on Animalpolis, with people, who might be distant relatives. It would be awesome!
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Postby Danceria » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:56 pm

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Sabin Castamir, Prince-Ducal of Figaro

The Kitan, Aurora Port
CURRENT FORECAST: Picturesque



Sabin was first and foremost, never a man for formalities. He was a wallflower, but knew his duty was to help keep the public image of Danceria positive, and away from Edgar's escapades and Aceus's...recent breakup. Thankfully, ASCHA provided a cozy, out of the way enough place for Sabin to begin his own diplomatic functions. While tradition would demand that Duke and Duchess would meet at least somewhat, the..."unmistakable presence" of a certain Aurelia bint-Damir meant that Her Highness of ASCHA would be preoccupied. Very preoccupied.

Still, there were other officials, Pacifica, the Speaker of Congress, and a chance to relax in the almost idyllic environment. For now, his lodging at the Kitan. The gentle blond giant almost felt guilty, knowing the Inn's reputation and it's sparse staff, combined with the tourist season, he felt guilty utilizing his status and official papers to secure a room. Since his cousin was incognito and camping across the isles, he should be able to do the same, no?

Even so, and by happenstance, the large man would smile gently behind Ms. Fumio and young Miss Kaori, as others began to check in and attend their famous baths. Something that Sabin himself had looked forward to.


Aceus Elurion, King of Danceria

Misakichi Village, Animalopolis
CURRENT FORECAST: Partly Cloudy with a chance of military operation



The silver haired wanderer was never one to frequent the pubs. He preferred to keep a low profile, an even lower one than his last visit, and held on his back a gargantuan rucksack containing camping and a variety of artisan tools. His mission? To fulfill an oath made to a God of the Islands, Yue, by erecting small shrines across each of the islands, as he would be honored in the palatial gardens of Yggdrasilia.

Of course, trouble would eventually find him. The whole scene from one of the local girls running for her mother, as the newcomers galavanted about in their ATVs. He had just arrived on Animalopolis, and may be spending a few days there. Should he return to his ship and sail to the main port? Or perhaps linger in the village until this situation resolved itself?

The Rule of Pilgrimage was thus: Do not harm unless to intervene or prevent harm, so the strange and simple clad man would linger in the back, carefully assessing the situation.
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Postby Aaaaaa » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:25 pm

AHSCA wrote:Likely the women would find themselves at the Kitan as many would, given it was so close to port as it was. Flagging down a staff asking the simple question of if they spoke English.

Natsume was the one they spoke with Natsume spunky energetic gal from Animalpolis working in Aurora for some extra cash. Always bouncing between sea work and land work she was. "Ah, right as rain I do, missies! What can I do ya for? Needing a room here, a hot bath or a meal? I can help you get things arranged."

"Noeanyyn, you can't just..." Meausa whispered rather sternly to her friend, as her initial reaction to Noeanyyn stopping a random stranger on the street was going to be pulling her away as well as apologising to the girl, but thankfully she seemed happy enough to answer her question, but before she could...

Lillorainen wrote:Freya and Jorunna recognized Meausa and Noeanyyn at once, due to their frequent activity on PiffleNet, the Kuronami-based social media platform that had turned out to be the newest craze last year, and was getting more and more popular in Lillorainen everyday. They had conversed in their mother tongue, a variant of English native to Aaaaaa - which, again, was a country surely in a sorry-state, to say the least; if Lillorainen's unofficial motto was, 'We don't have problems, we only have solutions!', then it was exactly the other way round with Aaaaaa. Jorunna had known about Noeanyyn's (and, to an extent, Meausa's) plan to leave Aaaaaa at least for vacation, thus, she was not really surprised to see the two of them in here - if anything, she was surprised to meet them this soon, but there were coincidence more funny than this one.
They were talking to someone looking native enough for them - or at least, Noeanyyn did, asking the local, if they spoke English in here.
Gesine and Lucius did not notice that, for Gesine rarely read along on Piffle (with plans to get more active in the future, though), while Lucius had no interest in joining social media altogether.
Jorunna approach them, mainly because they had already met virtually - of course, she couldn't know, that they basically had the same question.
"Oii!" - she greeted in a more informal way, which the Aaaaaans would know, then turned to the local lassie, judging by her looks, apparently from Animalpolis (still local enough), speaking clear English, a Standard American Pronunciation without any trace of a Lillorainian accent. "Excuse me! Or us, for that matter - it looks like we're not the only ones who could need a tiny bit of help getting around here, eh? As for us four" - with a vague gesture, she pointed around to the others, "we're looking for some hotel, or other place to stay."


Four other foreigners took notice of the three, one man and three other women. One of them, Noeanyyn and Meausa actually recognised from Pifflenet, specifically a dyed-blue haired lass named Jorunna, though given the sheer amount of users she's spoken to, Noeanyyn couldn't remember her name. Meausa could, though. The other three, neither knew if they were active online. As soon as Noeanyyn asked the AHSCA girl, whose name was Natsume, if she spoke English, the four aforementioned Lillorainians made their way over.

"Ah, right as rain I do, missies!" Natsume responded to Noeanyyn cheerfully, before noticing the Lillorainens standing before them.

"Oii!" Jorunna exclaimed as she approached the three, "Excuse me! Or us, for that matter - it looks like we're not the only ones who could need a tiny bit of help getting around here, eh?"

Natsume spoke again, this time addressing all six people, "What can I do ya for? Needing a room here, a hot bath or a meal? I can help you get things arranged." Jorunna proceeded to mention finding a hotel for her and her colleagues, which the two Aaaaaans took notice of.

Meausa immediately had her attention on Jorunna's perfect English, with little to no accent involved. It made her feel a little sheepish, considering how closer Aaaaaan English was to standard English than the Lillo's German. "Oh, hi! Uh.. um... I'm sorry, I, uh... forget your name..." said Noeanyyn, somewhat embarrassed after quickly remembering she's had multiple conversations with this girl online. "Noeanyyn, that's Jorunna.." Meausa quietly informed her, albeit unaware that she pronounced her name wrong.

"Oh, right! Sorry, Jorunna..." she once again turned her attention to Natsume. "We're looking for a hotel, too." Unlike Jorunna's, the two Aaaaaans, despite their more-or-less clear pronounciations, had fairly heavy accents, Noeanyyn's being the more noticeable.
=== AAAAAA ===
A 21.6 civilization, according to this index.
Aaaaaa is a constitutional republic attempting to pave its way into full independence after spending the last century as a province duel-owned by two separate nations that had equal power. Now it has gained its own government, meaning all three governments have equal jurisdiction. God help us.
Aaaaaa's 90s album of the week:
PAPA ROACH - Old Friends From Young Years

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Postby Cartoonia » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:43 pm

To Cartoonia, The United Island States of The AHSCA is a free haven from the madcap modern society of Cartoonia. A nation not as modern and industrialized as the Cartoonia, The AHSCA has caught the attention of Cartoonia and made formal relations last year. Many Cartoonians visit the islands year round, but most of them visit during the late summer/ early fall to get that last taste of summer before heading back to the grind. Most of the tourists are college students wanting to get that last summer breeze or last sun tan before classes start up on September 16. Others are blue-collar, white collar, and salary men, yearning for one last drink before sobering up. Many come to the islands for a holiday, and they go by ship. Government officials however, take a plane to Embassy Isle.


The Supreme Leader’s Airplane, Over the skies of Embassy Isle of the AHSCA, September 7, 2019. 10:25 AM

A Douglas DC-3, refitted to be eco friendly and travelable at long distances was approaching the runway of Embassy Isle. These airplanes are property of Supreme Leader Jimmy Kudo and his family, as a means of traveling in comfort and style. When these planes fly, the Supreme Leader is traveling on diplomatic missions, but today, Jimmy was not traveling. His adopted brother, Sho, was on the plane, traveling alone to the UIS. Why was he traveling alone? It all started a couple of days ago...




Two days ago

It was the night before the primary debate. Supreme Leader Jimmy Kudo was to attend it along with his brother, just to check the candidates for the election. He has his agenda he wants to aim for in the coming years, but he wants to take the people’s word into consideration. He also wants to train his younger brother to be a good leader. He knows that when he dies, Sho will have to take the reigns as Supreme Leader, since Jimmy has no son. Jimmy has brought him all around Cartoonia to watch him give speeches and interact with the Cartoon people. This would hopefully help in building his skills as a future leader, but Sho is mostly a shy person. He is also a fairly innocent person, almost not in mind when it comes to politics. Considering his childhood before his father adopted him, he developed a sensitive personality from this trauma. In the past he was abandoned by his real parents, and then was enslaved in the Tower of Heaven in the late fifties before being liberated and adopted by Supreme Leader Chad Dickson. He stayed out of the national spotlight but when Jimmy dies, he will have to get out there and do his duty, but since he is not as social as his brother, and he doesn’t know a lot of Cartoon politics, he is not sure if he can. He has self-doubt.

“Hey Sho!” Jimmy shouted, “are you doing alright?”. In their estate, Sho was sitting on his bed, looking worried, and taken back. Jimmy came to check on him, since he was walking to his room already.

“I don’t know brother. I just don’t know if I can take the pressure of being the next one in line”.

“What do you mean?”

“I’ve read the articles of both here and around the world. There are a lot of things I don’t really understand. Why is this one leader just so… angry on his Twitter account? Why is England leaving the European Union? Why are a group of people going after this one person in Texas? I just don’t understand”.

“Because president Trump love his country, and his tweets, because England is indecisive, and that last part is so controversial here, I think you should stay out of it entirely.''

“But that’s the thing. I don’t know these political issues of the day. I-I’m scared for this world. I d-don’t think I-I will be r-ready for this task” Sho says, trembling in fear. Fear of what he will have to take on when his brother dies. Jimmy goes next to him, and puts his arm on his shoulder.

“Hey don’t worry, I’m here to help you remember. As Supreme Leader, as well as your brother, I’m teaching you what your duty is”.

“I just can’t stand these modern politics I keep hearing. I mean, why can’t we just all get along?”

“Hey listen. I understand that this world is kind of perilous right now, but maybe this could help”. With that, Jimmy hands over Cartoon Air Force orders of escorting Sho to the UIS.

“What’s this?”

“I’m sending you to these islands for a little mind clearing, as well as a small vacation. After the primary debate tomorrow, I will be sending you to the AHSCA. They are having their Festival of The Holy Light and are letting tourists come”.

“Really?”

“Of course, it’s a great place from what I heard. A nice get away from the madcap world of today. And besides, it can help you understand our world better. And would help you relieve some stress”.





That’s what has been decided. Sho would spend a week in the AHSCA, just to clear his mind from his country. He is traveling right now with the Cartoon diplomat Jellal Fernandes who was in Cartoonia for the primary debate, as he is running for chancellor. He was also Sho’s friend back in the Tower, all those many years ago.

“You were pretty good last night Jellal”.

“Thanks, I do my best to keep the interest of the people”.

“So what will happen if you do get the office of chancellor?”

“They will replace me with another ambassador, if not… Well life goes on like that”.

“Sounds complicated”.

“It is, but enough political talk. I think you’ll find this country a pleasant one. Great people, great scenery, perfect for that perfect getaway”.

“That sounds nice. So there really is no industry is there?”

“Nope. But that is what makes this place great. Untouched by the modern world. Besides embassy island of course. Which by the way, you should take your passport out not. We are about to land”. Both Sho and Jellal would take out their passports. Jellal brought out his ambassador ID, for he will return to work at the Cartoon embassy. The Douglas DC-3 lands on the runway and parks onto where stairs are parked to let passengers down. Sho exits the plane, wearing a pink T-shirt, green shorts, and flip flops. Jellal as well exits the plane wearing his ambassador uniform. They are both greeted by a customs officer, and beside was Cartoonia’s head of security for the Cartoon embassy office there, Glenn Quagmire.




S.S. Fairy Tail, North Atlantic Ocean, enroute to AHSCA, September 7, 2019. 10:25 AM

“WOOHOO!”

“All Right!”

*clang*

Two men were cheering for themselves, with beer bottles in hand, on board the S.S. Fairy Tail, the ship enroute once again to Aurora Island. These men were workers, the bald, fat man Homer Simpson hailed from Springfield as a Nuclear Safety Inspector, the other one, the average, dark haired, moustache man Randy Marsh, was a geologist, who also is fond of traveling. They have come for a vacation to these islands. For Homer, a nice getaway from Marge and the kids, for Randy, the spirit of adventure in a foreign land, for both… women and booze.

“Hey Homer” Randy said. “Thanks for inviting me to join you on vacation. I didn’t know what I was going to do for a week”.

“Randy. Buddy” Homer replied. “I wouldn’t want to go alone. Besides, my wife didn’t want to go because she disagreed with… these relaxed laws. And I was going to invite this other guy… but…”

“Serving time until death for human trafficking and the enslavement of children?”

“Pretty much. Glad I’m not that guy. Besides, I know how much you like to travel. And what I heard, food, booze, and public nudity galore!”

“Aw sweet!” They laugh and drink more beer. The Captain gets on to the intercom.

“Hello this is your captain speaking. We are close to reaching the Port of Aurora, all passengers should head back to their cabins to prepare for customs. We know you have choices for traveling abroad, so thank you for choosing a Jones-Williams Ocean Liner, the luxury Cartoon Sea Service”. The ship, as it always has done, has the port in sight. The brass quintet comes up to play a tune for the departing guests of the ship. With the two guys having their belongings ready, they are ready to take on the riches and pleasures this island nation has to offer.
Supreme Leader Jimmy Kudo
Chancellor Erza Scarlet
Attorney General Lisa Simpson
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Charity Bazaar
Gran-General of the Army Eric Cartman
Gran-Admiral of the Navy Kagura Mikazuchi

The desk of the Democratic Republic of Cartoonia Department of Foreign Affairs.
Capitol: Gallagher

Current Civil State: Prosperous
Current Military Status: At Peace

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Democratic Socialists

Postby AHSCA » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:57 am

The Scarlet Eagle wrote:AURORA
Daniel, Patricia and Henry.
"Thank you Miss, replies the Ambassador, that would indeed be kind of you to bring our luggage to the room, fortunately we travel light, he adds as he points to the three large bags at their feet. I can understand why you're busy, this place starts to be renowned internationally, from what I've heard. Just a small question though, do you go in the baths naked or with a swimsuit? Also, how much would it be for the room plus the baths?" he asks as he takes out his wallet from his back pocket.

ANIMALPOLIS
Catherine, Patricia and Gopnik
Unaware of the panic their arrival had started, the two noble women continue their ride towards the nearest settlement, to register their arrival with the local authorities.
"What's the name of the nearest settlement again? asks Patricia in he throat microphone, causing the message to be heard in Catherine's earpiece, riding before her. Since both women are members of the Imperial Guard, they usually carry such radio equipment around with them, which in this case is very helpful to communicate without having to shout to be heard over the noise made by the ATVs engines.
-Misakichi, replies Catherine over the radio. It should be half a mile from here."
Jjust as she says that, the two Alpha Squadron members see a dirt bike with a woman in a police uniform speed past them, only to hear sirens a few seconds later.
-Whoops, seems like we're already spotted, says Catherine with a chuckle, before slowing down her vehicle and coming to a stop, parking her vehicle on the side, just like Patricia. Once that is done, both women get off their ATVs, before taking out their passports, military IDs and visas from one of their cargo pants pocket, Patricia taking out Gopnik's pet passport as well.
"Good morning officer, says Catherine as Nagisa approaches them. Lieutenant Colonel Catherine Smetov of the Imperial Guard of the Scarlet Eagle. Here are my papers, she adds as she extends her hand towards the officer with her passport, visa and military ID card, showing her membership of the Imperial Guard, Scarlet Rangers and Personal Guard of the Empress.
-Lieutenant Colonel Patricia Petrenko, same, adds her friend and lover as she does the same. This is my dog Gopnik, she adds as she nods towards the black canine still strapped to the ATV seat, who barks happily in answer while panting slightly.
They hoped they wouldn't freak out the officer, given the fact that people wearing a plate carrier were not a thing you usually see in your everyday life.


AURORA

Writing down a few more information items she summoned another worker over to help. "Oh the baths are included with your room so no extra charge. And generally we do ask you go to them nude but if you aren't comfortable I'm sure we can find a way to accommodate you on that, maybe move you to a suite with a private room. Hehe, lived here my whole life so I tend to forget communal bathing isn't as common in other nations so it's understandable. Natsume, would you take their bags to their room?"

"Right away!" She replied, chipper.

ANIMALPOLIS

The ATVs came to an easy stop, good, cooperative folks. Stepping off with a bit of caution she made her approach, smiling and pleasant. "Morning to you as well." they handed their documents right over she examined them "Aww such a cute doggy. Might I pet him?" She reached her hand out gently and slowly to let him get a scent on her "Do pardon my stopping you, just seems your arrival was a bit of an eye catch. My child spotted you and her imagination might have gotten the best of her. But everything checks out." She handed their papers back to them. "You passing through or on your way to Misakichi? If you're planning a stay I know a good little Inn/Pub that has rooms free. Might be a bit easier than trying Tsubaki or Suzuka the two bigger villages. "






Kyrenaia wrote:Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Square of Port Aurora.
I was surprised, when a voice I knew very well suddenly called out to me: Asuna.
"Why, Princess!", she said, approaching openly and as unthreateningly as possible. That, and the fact, that she was revealing her presence to me, let me hope, that she was not here on orders, but that this was coincidence... it still lingered, though. "What a fine pleasure it is to see you made it here safe and sound." I shrugged - those who knew me, knew me as a good sailor, but even the best could have accidents. Next, she addressed the concern I still had in the back of my mind, alleviating it. "Relax...I'm off duty now, enjoying the festival as you can see. Not dressed for action. I hope Milady hasn't kept you waiting too long." A playful wink, which made me giggle. "And it looks as though Aldhiyb is as well as ever."
She crouched down and extended her hand, the canine sniffing it carefully, then giving it a soft lick.
"That means, that he recongnized you.", I said and moved forward, giving Asuna a quick hug. "It's good to see you again, Asuna!" She had come to Kyrenaia, as Marcella's escort, after the Al'Arz Attack. I got to know her better and I think, it would be fair to say, that she was a friend of mine or at least an acquaintance. "How have you been? Are you enjoying the day with a comrades or did finally someone manage to conquer your heart?"
I threw her a wink.

Ava Shabh.
Kitan.
I smiled.
"Please have someone show me to my room. After that, a bath sounds nice.", I said with a smile, because I honestly needed one... "Sharing won't be a problem either."
Hammam. Do I need to say more?
"Though, I will carry my own bags.", I added and hefted them up with a smile. Call it professional pride: No one ever carried my bags, so why start now? "By the way, how much would the room cost? I never got a bill..."
I had booked for three days. The rest would be spent on Animalpolis, with people, who might be distant relatives. It would be awesome!


Asuna took the hug from Aurelia, what a sweet woman she was and the lick from Aldhiyb made her giggle a little "Hey that tickles you funny guy." with two fingers she blew a kiss to him patting them on his furry head. "And it's great to see you made it safe and sound. Seas can be mighty treacherous but I expect no less from the woman who has Milady's heart! As for me, I'm enjoying with friends and comrades as you guessed. No love of my life just yet, but I prayed to the Goddesses to let me find one during the festival! Or at least sometime soon."




The desk girl giggled a little at Ava's rather spicy nature. "Certainly miss, in that case....Ren!" She waved over the young fox girl with pink hair over. "Oh the price of the room which also includes the public baths at no extra charge there. So your room is 300 NSD for all three nights you are here. Ren here will show you to your room. If there's anything else you need feel free to ask."





Aaaaaa wrote:"Noeanyyn, you can't just..." Meausa whispered rather sternly to her friend, as her initial reaction to Noeanyyn stopping a random stranger on the street was going to be pulling her away as well as apologising to the girl, but thankfully she seemed happy enough to answer her question, but before she could...



Four other foreigners took notice of the three, one man and three other women. One of them, Noeanyyn and Meausa actually recognised from Pifflenet, specifically a dyed-blue haired lass named Jorunna, though given the sheer amount of users she's spoken to, Noeanyyn couldn't remember her name. Meausa could, though. The other three, neither knew if they were active online. As soon as Noeanyyn asked the AHSCA girl, whose name was Natsume, if she spoke English, the four aforementioned Lillorainians made their way over.

"Ah, right as rain I do, missies!" Natsume responded to Noeanyyn cheerfully, before noticing the Lillorainens standing before them.

"Oii!" Jorunna exclaimed as she approached the three, "Excuse me! Or us, for that matter - it looks like we're not the only ones who could need a tiny bit of help getting around here, eh?"

Natsume spoke again, this time addressing all six people, "What can I do ya for? Needing a room here, a hot bath or a meal? I can help you get things arranged." Jorunna proceeded to mention finding a hotel for her and her colleagues, which the two Aaaaaans took notice of.

Meausa immediately had her attention on Jorunna's perfect English, with little to no accent involved. It made her feel a little sheepish, considering how closer Aaaaaan English was to standard English than the Lillo's German. "Oh, hi! Uh.. um... I'm sorry, I, uh... forget your name..." said Noeanyyn, somewhat embarrassed after quickly remembering she's had multiple conversations with this girl online. "Noeanyyn, that's Jorunna.." Meausa quietly informed her, albeit unaware that she pronounced her name wrong.

"Oh, right! Sorry, Jorunna..." she once again turned her attention to Natsume. "We're looking for a hotel, too." Unlike Jorunna's, the two Aaaaaans, despite their more-or-less clear pronounciations, had fairly heavy accents, Noeanyyn's being the more noticeable.


Lillorainen wrote:Freya and Jorunna recognized Meausa and Noeanyyn at once, due to their frequent activity on PiffleNet, the Kuronami-based social media platform that had turned out to be the newest craze last year, and was getting more and more popular in Lillorainen everyday. They had conversed in their mother tongue, a variant of English native to Aaaaaa - which, again, was a country surely in a sorry-state, to say the least; if Lillorainen's unofficial motto was, 'We don't have problems, we only have solutions!', then it was exactly the other way round with Aaaaaa. Jorunna had known about Noeanyyn's (and, to an extent, Meausa's) plan to leave Aaaaaa at least for vacation, thus, she was not really surprised to see the two of them in here - if anything, she was surprised to meet them this soon, but there were coincidence more funny than this one.
They were talking to someone looking native enough for them - or at least, Noeanyyn did, asking the local, if they spoke English in here.
Gesine and Lucius did not notice that, for Gesine rarely read along on Piffle (with plans to get more active in the future, though), while Lucius had no interest in joining social media altogether.
Jorunna approach them, mainly because they had already met virtually - of course, she couldn't know, that they basically had the same question.
"Oii!" - she greeted in a more informal way, which the Aaaaaans would know, then turned to the local lassie, judging by her looks, apparently from Animalpolis (still local enough), speaking clear English, a Standard American Pronunciation without any trace of a Lillorainian accent. "Excuse me! Or us, for that matter - it looks like we're not the only ones who could need a tiny bit of help getting around here, eh? As for us four" - with a vague gesture, she pointed around to the others, "we're looking for some hotel, or other place to stay."


Natsume nodded as this bunch of new faces did seem to be acquaintances "Well you all came to the right place, right here is the Kitan Hot Springs Inn and Diner! Well we just call it The Kitan. And we have some rooms freed up for new guests so if you're looking to check in, we can fit you in." She weaved behind the front desk to book them in, getting their names and information she needed. "Rooms here are probably very cheap for foreigners like yourselves, only about 300 a night which is our festival high by the way considering demand. But it includes access to the public communal baths at no extra charge plus right next door is the restaurant that's open from early morning until 10 PM at night. After that you're on your own."

Danceria wrote:The Kitan, Aurora Port
CURRENT FORECAST: Picturesque

Sabin was first and foremost, never a man for formalities. He was a wallflower, but knew his duty was to help keep the public image of Danceria positive, and away from Edgar's escapades and Aceus's...recent breakup. Thankfully, ASCHA provided a cozy, out of the way enough place for Sabin to begin his own diplomatic functions. While tradition would demand that Duke and Duchess would meet at least somewhat, the..."unmistakable presence" of a certain Aurelia bint-Damir meant that Her Highness of ASCHA would be preoccupied. Very preoccupied.

Still, there were other officials, Pacifica, the Speaker of Congress, and a chance to relax in the almost idyllic environment. For now, his lodging at the Kitan. The gentle blond giant almost felt guilty, knowing the Inn's reputation and it's sparse staff, combined with the tourist season, he felt guilty utilizing his status and official papers to secure a room. Since his cousin was incognito and camping across the isles, he should be able to do the same, no?

Even so, and by happenstance, the large man would smile gently behind Ms. Fumio and young Miss Kaori, as others began to check in and attend their famous baths. Something that Sabin himself had looked forward to.


Aceus Elurion, King of Danceria

Misakichi Village, Animalopolis
CURRENT FORECAST: Partly Cloudy with a chance of military operation

The silver haired wanderer was never one to frequent the pubs. He preferred to keep a low profile, an even lower one than his last visit, and held on his back a gargantuan rucksack containing camping and a variety of artisan tools. His mission? To fulfill an oath made to a God of the Islands, Yue, by erecting small shrines across each of the islands, as he would be honored in the palatial gardens of Yggdrasilia.

Of course, trouble would eventually find him. The whole scene from one of the local girls running for her mother, as the newcomers galavanted about in their ATVs. He had just arrived on Animalopolis, and may be spending a few days there. Should he return to his ship and sail to the main port? Or perhaps linger in the village until this situation resolved itself?

The Rule of Pilgrimage was thus: Do not harm unless to intervene or prevent harm, so the strange and simple clad man would linger in the back, carefully assessing the situation.



AURORA - The KITAN

Fumio and Kaori had been processed to enjoy the baths. You didn't need to stay at the inn to partake in their famous communal baths so anyone from the public could just enjoy them for a couple hours. "Are you sure we can't offer the two of you a room?"

"I wish but it's a bit out of our price range. We'll find a place in town. Thank you." Fumio thanked the clerk and with Kaori went along down the hall. "Next in line please!" she called out allowing Sabin to approach. "A good morning to you, looking to partake in the baths today? We have a standard room open if you don't mind sharing! But if you'd like something more custom I can book you for one once it's open which shouldn't be too long. We've already had several guests finish up and are in the process of cleaning and refilling."

ANIMALPOLIS

The pub was stirring with folks wondering what was going on. Hearing from their sheriff before she left probably nothing to worry about was somewhat comforting but for the older ones who remembered the war or those who heard the stories from their parents and grandparents it was unsettling. Pink-haired foxy Ichigo made her rounds of service. Coming onto Aceus now in the corner, strange man. Ichigo wasn't very fond of foreigners, a prejudice she was trying to get over in earnest, after last year they met a friendly gal from the Solisian Union. Her parents and grandparents fought in the war she heard the stories and Kiki's alarm bells couldn't help but make her worry but she just kept her focus on work. "Sir, care for something to eat, drink?"




Cartoonia wrote:That’s what has been decided. Sho would spend a week in the AHSCA, just to clear his mind from his country. He is traveling right now with the Cartoon diplomat Jellal Fernandes who was in Cartoonia for the primary debate, as he is running for chancellor. He was also Sho’s friend back in the Tower, all those many years ago.

“You were pretty good last night Jellal”.

“Thanks, I do my best to keep the interest of the people”.

“So what will happen if you do get the office of chancellor?”

“They will replace me with another ambassador, if not… Well life goes on like that”.

“Sounds complicated”.

“It is, but enough political talk. I think you’ll find this country a pleasant one. Great people, great scenery, perfect for that perfect getaway”.

“That sounds nice. So there really is no industry is there?”

“Nope. But that is what makes this place great. Untouched by the modern world. Besides embassy island of course. Which by the way, you should take your passport out not. We are about to land”. Both Sho and Jellal would take out their passports. Jellal brought out his ambassador ID, for he will return to work at the Cartoon embassy. The Douglas DC-3 lands on the runway and parks onto where stairs are parked to let passengers down. Sho exits the plane, wearing a pink T-shirt, green shorts, and flip flops. Jellal as well exits the plane wearing his ambassador uniform. They are both greeted by a customs officer, and beside was Cartoonia’s head of security for the Cartoon embassy office there, Glenn Quagmire.



S.S. Fairy Tail, North Atlantic Ocean, enroute to AHSCA, September 7, 2019. 10:25 AM

“WOOHOO!”

“All Right!”

*clang*

Two men were cheering for themselves, with beer bottles in hand, on board the S.S. Fairy Tail, the ship enroute once again to Aurora Island. These men were workers, the bald, fat man Homer Simpson hailed from Springfield as a Nuclear Safety Inspector, the other one, the average, dark haired, moustache man Randy Marsh, was a geologist, who also is fond of traveling. They have come for a vacation to these islands. For Homer, a nice getaway from Marge and the kids, for Randy, the spirit of adventure in a foreign land, for both… women and booze.

“Hey Homer” Randy said. “Thanks for inviting me to join you on vacation. I didn’t know what I was going to do for a week”.

“Randy. Buddy” Homer replied. “I wouldn’t want to go alone. Besides, my wife didn’t want to go because she disagreed with… these relaxed laws. And I was going to invite this other guy… but…”

“Serving time until death for human trafficking and the enslavement of children?”

“Pretty much. Glad I’m not that guy. Besides, I know how much you like to travel. And what I heard, food, booze, and public nudity galore!”

“Aw sweet!” They laugh and drink more beer. The Captain gets on to the intercom.

“Hello this is your captain speaking. We are close to reaching the Port of Aurora, all passengers should head back to their cabins to prepare for customs. We know you have choices for traveling abroad, so thank you for choosing a Jones-Williams Ocean Liner, the luxury Cartoon Sea Service”. The ship, as it always has done, has the port in sight. The brass quintet comes up to play a tune for the departing guests of the ship. With the two guys having their belongings ready, they are ready to take on the riches and pleasures this island nation has to offer.


Guests from Cartoonia would be processed and cleared to enter. Not bringing weapons certainly expedited the process even though legal it just made less work. "Please enjoy your stay." The officers would thank them and allow them to pass. At this point the Kitan was booked on rooms but other inns still had some space to give though much cheaper ones. Still the public baths and the Kitan's fine dining.
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Postby Mervay » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:37 am

AURORA

Tess Dileva, Aurora Village

How long has been huh?? To think she would return to AHSCA a year later, not for tourism now, but rather for love. And it was entirely worth it for this woman here, this time her stay was to be... A bit longer; maybe 6 months and until March or April of 2020. But that was for another story. Now she wanted one single thing; be close to her beloved Satou. It has been more than half an year ever since her visit to Mervay and she was to make sure to be close to her lover.
And since she will stay here for the next months and part of her life, clearly they knew this was serious. Speaking stay in somewhere, Tess would have to choose where to stay now since the rich girl from Mervay has two options, The Kitan or Satou's hut, well that choice shouldn't be an problem as long as her beloved girlfriend and fiancee (Soon to be Fiancé) didn't opposed to it.

Meanwhile she walked by en route to The Kitan, the blue eyed and modern woman knew one thing, first she has to give Satou an surprise, luckily she one that she has the tools to, one were her clothes, most tourists were wearing their normal clothes, and two, she knew of one place in all Aurora that could give her what she is looking for.
The single thought made her smile and blush. Better pray for Ms. Oumae has what she needs and that meant she needed something spectacular and that said one single thing Will you be my wife???

That should really say what was she was going to do on her time here for the festival.

Agustinas Florenze Da Mervay, Aurora Village

Low profile and peace, that was all she wanted, after an entire year busy, stressed, not being able to rest and enjoy part of her free time. Heck she was even forced to suspend her only activity out of home which could give her that so needed rest.
Her Royal Majesty didn't got so much rest and the way on AHSCA was the first time in a while where she could sleep more than three or four hours after she got on It's way to AHSCA in an twenty hours flight from Asteria to the Embassy Isle from there go on a ship to Aurora, which take us to the present in where she is now en route to the most exclusive resort of all this nation, The Kitan.

It is an great thing to have been told about it by The Dileva's about how great it was. Now she could rest freely, take a bath and then be able to know the rest of the island and enjoy it's beauties.
Then she entered to the building which was, busy. Well seems they are now having another year to be busy with the entire world wanting to be present for the festivities, either way, now she is free to live in peace for the next two weeks.

Her looks were low profile as she entered, a white dress, those you use on spring and summer, an spring hat and a pair of glasses which covered her eyes. She has luggage for two weeks and plans to stay all the time here on Aurora for now.

She went to the recepcionist and smiled as she looked at it.

"Good evening, I would like to ask if there is free rooms, if possible an suite with an private bath if possible." she said grinning as she noticed the amount of people in and out more detailed. Better hope for find a good room.

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Postby The Scarlet Eagle » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:01 pm

AURORA

Writing down a few more information items she summoned another worker over to help. "Oh the baths are included with your room so no extra charge. And generally we do ask you go to them nude but if you aren't comfortable I'm sure we can find a way to accommodate you on that, maybe move you to a suite with a private room. Hehe, lived here my whole life so I tend to forget communal bathing isn't as common in other nations so it's understandable. Natsume, would you take their bags to their room?"

"Right away!" She replied, chipper.

ANIMALPOLIS

The ATVs came to an easy stop, good, cooperative folks. Stepping off with a bit of caution she made her approach, smiling and pleasant. "Morning to you as well." they handed their documents right over she examined them "Aww such a cute doggy. Might I pet him?" She reached her hand out gently and slowly to let him get a scent on her "Do pardon my stopping you, just seems your arrival was a bit of an eye catch. My child spotted you and her imagination might have gotten the best of her. But everything checks out." She handed their papers back to them. "You passing through or on your way to Misakichi? If you're planning a stay I know a good little Inn/Pub that has rooms free. Might be a bit easier than trying Tsubaki or Suzuka the two bigger villages. "


AURORA
"Okay then, replies Daniel with a smile. Don't worry, we have no problem taking them in the nude. So how much will it be for the room? he asks as he starts taking money from his wallet.


ANIMALPOLIS

"It's us that have to apologize if we frightened some of your compatriots, replies Catherine to Nagisa with an apologetic smile. I understand that as a child, seeing a dark grey VTOL dropping people must be quite the sight, especially here.
-Of course you can pet him. Gopnik, nice! continues Patricia as she speaks to the black-furred canine, who answers with a happy bark, before sniffing the officer's hand, and leaning into it, clearly asking for a good petting.
He especially likes to be scratched behind the ears, adds Patricia to Nagisa for good measure. To answer your question, we may plan to stay, so thanks for your offer. Can you please lead us to this pub?" asks the brown-haired woman with a smile.
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Mervay wrote:AURORA

Tess Dileva, Aurora Village

How long has been huh?? To think she would return to AHSCA a year later, not for tourism now, but rather for love. And it was entirely worth it for this woman here, this time her stay was to be... A bit longer; maybe 6 months and until March or April of 2020. But that was for another story. Now she wanted one single thing; be close to her beloved Satou. It has been more than half an year ever since her visit to Mervay and she was to make sure to be close to her lover.
And since she will stay here for the next months and part of her life, clearly they knew this was serious. Speaking stay in somewhere, Tess would have to choose where to stay now since the rich girl from Mervay has two options, The Kitan or Satou's hut, well that choice shouldn't be an problem as long as her beloved girlfriend and fiancee (Soon to be Fiancé) didn't opposed to it.

Meanwhile she walked by en route to The Kitan, the blue eyed and modern woman knew one thing, first she has to give Satou an surprise, luckily she one that she has the tools to, one were her clothes, most tourists were wearing their normal clothes, and two, she knew of one place in all Aurora that could give her what she is looking for.
The single thought made her smile and blush. Better pray for Ms. Oumae has what she needs and that meant she needed something spectacular and that said one single thing Will you be my wife???

That should really say what was she was going to do on her time here for the festival.

Agustinas Florenze Da Mervay, Aurora Village

Low profile and peace, that was all she wanted, after an entire year busy, stressed, not being able to rest and enjoy part of her free time. Heck she was even forced to suspend her only activity out of home which could give her that so needed rest.
Her Royal Majesty didn't got so much rest and the way on AHSCA was the first time in a while where she could sleep more than three or four hours after she got on It's way to AHSCA in an twenty hours flight from Asteria to the Embassy Isle from there go on a ship to Aurora, which take us to the present in where she is now en route to the most exclusive resort of all this nation, The Kitan.

It is an great thing to have been told about it by The Dileva's about how great it was. Now she could rest freely, take a bath and then be able to know the rest of the island and enjoy it's beauties.
Then she entered to the building which was, busy. Well seems they are now having another year to be busy with the entire world wanting to be present for the festivities, either way, now she is free to live in peace for the next two weeks.

Her looks were low profile as she entered, a white dress, those you use on spring and summer, an spring hat and a pair of glasses which covered her eyes. She has luggage for two weeks and plans to stay all the time here on Aurora for now.

She went to the recepcionist and smiled as she looked at it.

"Good evening, I would like to ask if there is free rooms, if possible an suite with an private bath if possible." she said grinning as she noticed the amount of people in and out more detailed. Better hope for find a good room.



Tess needed something good, then the Twin Palms Shop ran by Miss Oumae and her business partner was the best place. Given they had been such great customers of her in the past it wasn't hard to recognize her. Giving her standard welcome at first until she recognized her, Kumiko lit up seeing the lovely Tess enter her shop again. She was a really adorable young lady and honestly even if Tess only bought a cheap 1-credit Trinket she'd still regard her as a great customer to have. "Why why, I think I remember you, you're the young lady who was here with her family!" She chuckled approaching her with a friendly greeting. "Let's see....Tess was it? I hope I got that right! Welcome back, I'm so glad you returned for the second festival! Anything special you're looking for today, for yourself or a special someone in your life?" She still had the letter Tess sent her for the request a new custom kimono for her Satou. Clearly a girl in love.





Ren manning the desk looked up with a smile when the new customer entered. "Oh good evening to you too, Madam. Let me take a look I'll see what we might have...." She looked through the ledger and it looked like things were quite full up. "Well Miss I'm terribly sorry but it seems we're all full up. I can probably recommend a good inn for you elsewhere but always remember that our baths are still open to the public without the addition of a room --" Ren was going down the usual speech of what they would say if they had a full up room but she was interrupted by the owner and manager. "Ren." She gently spoke laying a hand onto her shoulder. "Ren, would you please go find Natsume and restock some more towels in the baths? I'll help the lady here."

"Oh, yes ma'am sure thing." Ren agreed scurrying off to do as asked. "Good evening Madam. I understand you are looking for a room. Ren had said we're all booked up but I think I can find an opening somewhere if you give me a moment." She looked through the book, or at least she rather pretended to, she had a plan already to handle this special guest. "Ah why yes, we did just have an opening happen. I can see how she would have overlooked this one. So if you're still wanting to stay with us, it'd be my personal pleasure to escort you there myself."


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"Okay then, replies Daniel with a smile. Don't worry, we have no problem taking them in the nude. So how much will it be for the room? he asks as he starts taking money from his wallet.


ANIMALPOLIS
"It's us that have to apologize if we frightened some of your compatriots, replies Catherine to Nagisa with an apologetic smile. I understand that as a child, seeing a dark grey VTOL dropping people must be quite the sight, especially here.
-Of course you can pet him. Gopnik, nice! continues Patricia as she speaks to the black-furred canine, who answers with a happy bark, before sniffing the officer's hand, and leaning into it, clearly asking for a good petting.
He especially likes to be scratched behind the ears, adds Patricia to Nagisa for good measure. To answer your question, we may plan to stay, so thanks for your offer. Can you please lead us to this pub?" asks the brown-haired woman with a smile.


AURORA

"Well that's wonderful then! In this instance...." She quickly did the math "The total for the room is 100 NSD, good sir."

ANIMALPOLIS

She chuckled herself, just happy this was some misunderstanding with little trouble in the end. "It probably would have startled me a little too, even as Village Sheriff. Just wanted to inspect and make sure nothing to be concerned and things are in order and they are." she finished petting and giving the pup a good scratch behind the ears and under the chin. "Sure I don't mind leading the way back. It's a not much further from here but could be easy to get a little lost if not careful so just follow me and you'll be in good hands." She returned to her bike, starting it up she awaited them to start up and once all engines were a go she got them back on the road again. Through some jungle lands with a couple of turns along the way it wasn't much longer before they reached the village of Misakichi, nestled in the clearing with little homes and shops aligned neatly in rows, tall palm trees and of course the town's inn/pub. Killing her engine she stepped off the bike. When the visitors came up in tow she gave them a gentle reminder "Take a moment if you can to maybe take off some of the gear but I'll make sure everyone inside is put at ease."

She went ahead and entered in again. "it's all right everyone, nothing to be alarmed about." Her daughter darted off the stool to hug her mom just happy to see her. "Silly girl."

"but if it's not some big bad scary army what is it?"

"Just a few tourists coming for the festival, nothing to be alarmed about."
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"Well that's wonderful then! In this instance...." She quickly did the math "The total for the room is 100 NSD, good sir."

ANIMALPOLIS

She chuckled herself, just happy this was some misunderstanding with little trouble in the end. "It probably would have startled me a little too, even as Village Sheriff. Just wanted to inspect and make sure nothing to be concerned and things are in order and they are." she finished petting and giving the pup a good scratch behind the ears and under the chin. "Sure I don't mind leading the way back. It's a not much further from here but could be easy to get a little lost if not careful so just follow me and you'll be in good hands." She returned to her bike, starting it up she awaited them to start up and once all engines were a go she got them back on the road again. Through some jungle lands with a couple of turns along the way it wasn't much longer before they reached the village of Misakichi, nestled in the clearing with little homes and shops aligned neatly in rows, tall palm trees and of course the town's inn/pub. Killing her engine she stepped off the bike. When the visitors came up in tow she gave them a gentle reminder "Take a moment if you can to maybe take off some of the gear but I'll make sure everyone inside is put at ease."

She went ahead and entered in again. "it's all right everyone, nothing to be alarmed about." Her daughter darted off the stool to hug her mom just happy to see her. "Silly girl."

"but if it's not some big bad scary army what is it?"

"Just a few tourists coming for the festival, nothing to be alarmed about."


AURORA
"Sorry, I just have Island Credits, repleis Daniel who has already taken out three hundred Island Credits from his wallet. So how much would that be once converted?"

ANIMALPOLIS
Calling Gopnik a pup might be a bit wrong, since although he was still considered in his teens, the Appalachian Wolfdog was already as big as a German Sheperd.
"All right, lead the way officer, replies Catherine as she and Patricia climb back on their ATVs, start their engines and follow Nagisa. Once they have arrived, both women nod at the officer's request, and take off their plate carriers, before securing them in their ATVs trunks.
"Well, we may be part of an military force, says Patricia to Kiki as she and her friend enter the pub, the brown-haired soldier squatting down to the young girl's level and extending her hand. But we're only here to enjoy what these islands have to offer, not to cause any harm. I'm Patricia, and you? she asks as she extends her hand towards Nagisa's daughter with a smile. Next to her, Gopnik has approached, and his currently sitted, wagging his tail. He greets Kiki with a happy Woof.
This is my Appalachian Wolfdog Gopnik, adds Patricia as she introduces the dog to Kiki. Want to pet him? He won't bite, don"t worry."
Meanwhile, Catherine has approached the counter.
"Good morning Sir, says the female Alpha to the barman. Sorry for the disturbance our arrival caused. Please have everyone have a general round on us, she adds loud enough for everyone to hear, while taking out her wallet from one of her pant's pocket and dropping a thousand Island Credits on the counter. Also, we were told you may have some rooms to rent?" she finishes with a smile.
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Postby Kyrenaia » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:51 pm

AHSCA wrote:[...]
Asuna took the hug from Aurelia, what a sweet woman she was and the lick from Aldhiyb made her giggle a little "Hey that tickles you funny guy." with two fingers she blew a kiss to him patting them on his furry head. "And it's great to see you made it safe and sound. Seas can be mighty treacherous but I expect no less from the woman who has Milady's heart! As for me, I'm enjoying with friends and comrades as you guessed. No love of my life just yet, but I prayed to the Goddesses to let me find one during the festival! Or at least sometime soon."




The desk girl giggled a little at Ava's rather spicy nature. "Certainly miss, in that case....Ren!" She waved over the young fox girl with pink hair over. "Oh the price of the room which also includes the public baths at no extra charge there. So your room is 300 NSD for all three nights you are here. Ren here will show you to your room. If there's anything else you need feel free to ask."

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Aldhiyb allowed Asuna to pet him, even leaning in a bit, which made me smile just as much as the kiss she blew him did - he was a good lad. He deserved more kisses... well, something, that could be arranged in time.
I nodded at her reply.
"Then good luck, Asuna!", I said with a smile, "I am sure, that there are many men around these parts, who would be glad to dance with you and maybe more!" I threw her a wink and let a beat pass. "I'll leave you to it, then. I wanted to stock up on provisions if Marcella's occupied and I know the right shop already."
I smiled - of course I meant Mistress Mamiko's little shop, where I had bought supplies last year. Hopefully, their advertisement holder was still as cute as last year!

Ava Shabh.
Kitan.

I smiled at Ren - she looked cute and with her fox ears, she looked a lot like me, yet absolutely not. I let my own wolf ears twitch, as if in greeting.
I turned back to the receptionist. "I will, thank you. Please reserve a spot in the baths for me, though, I'll come down in a few minutes.", I asked of her, "Until then!" With that, I hefted my bags up again and smiled at the foxgirl. "Well, then, Miss Ren, please lead the way!"
I smiled and, I think, I looked quite approachable, too, so if she had questions, now was the time.
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Postby Alenberg » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:33 pm

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The rocking of the damned boat reminded me far too much of the amphibious warfare exercises I used to take part in with my regiment. Hundreds of sweaty men crammed into a ship like oh-so-many sardines, the stench of their body odor and urine mixing with the salty air...It's not something you forget easily, try as you might. At least we had food this time around, though.
As we got off the boat-yes, we, did you really think a dusty old fart like me travels if he can help it?-the first thought on my mind was getting settled in. There were hotels, of course, but I had my doubts as to how secure those were. If they kept track of financial transactions, then...well, the Republic of Bayerland and the current Alenberger government were certainly petty enough to try and grab me for trial, and my wife and charge as witnesses-or trial as collaborators.

I suppose I owe you, dear reader, an explanation. I am(technically was) a Lance Corporal in the old Guards Grenadiers Regiment of the Kingdom of Alenberg. Personal Guard of King Tristan, first unit of the Alenberger army to adopt tanks, and so on and so forth. Didn't help one bit when Bayerland burned Trienter to a crisp from the air. Grabbed my wife and got the hell out as soon as details of the planned surrender instrument came out. Bounced around the world for awhile, and finally came to rest in Prussia-Poland in the 90s.

Apparently, my old unit commander, the Count of Kahlberg, was there too. Before he died, he entrusted his daughter, Pertrucia, to me. Although he was near death and thus unlikely to be killed by some Alenberger SOD trooper looking for an easy Blue Cross, the Republic of Alenberg(and, for that matter, it's puppetmaster, the Republic of Bayerland) was, as I have mentioned before, sufficiently petty enough that they might go after his daughter.
And why me, as opposed to having her live with other royalty in exile? I still don't know. But I've done my best to guard her and raise her...although I have taught her a few things to take a little bit of the workload off of me.

In any case, enough useless exposition. So there we were, all three of us-Patricia, my lovely wife, and yours truly, fresh off the boat, and looking for lodging and food. Patricia seemed to be enjoying herself, as did Viva-but not me. It all seemed too damned cheerful, even more than Trienter before the war, and I was glad that I had brought along my old service pistol.
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Postby Mervay » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:41 pm

AHSCA wrote:Tess needed something good, then the Twin Palms Shop ran by Miss Oumae and her business partner was the best place. Given they had been such great customers of her in the past it wasn't hard to recognize her. Giving her standard welcome at first until she recognized her, Kumiko lit up seeing the lovely Tess enter her shop again. She was a really adorable young lady and honestly even if Tess only bought a cheap 1-credit Trinket she'd still regard her as a great customer to have. "Why why, I think I remember you, you're the young lady who was here with her family!" She chuckled approaching her with a friendly greeting. "Let's see....Tess was it? I hope I got that right! Welcome back, I'm so glad you returned for the second festival! Anything special you're looking for today, for yourself or a special someone in your life?" She still had the letter Tess sent her for the request a new custom kimono for her Satou. Clearly a girl in love.





Ren manning the desk looked up with a smile when the new customer entered. "Oh good evening to you too, Madam. Let me take a look I'll see what we might have...." She looked through the ledger and it looked like things were quite full up. "Well Miss I'm terribly sorry but it seems we're all full up. I can probably recommend a good inn for you elsewhere but always remember that our baths are still open to the public without the addition of a room --" Ren was going down the usual speech of what they would say if they had a full up room but she was interrupted by the owner and manager. "Ren." She gently spoke laying a hand onto her shoulder. "Ren, would you please go find Natsume and restock some more towels in the baths? I'll help the lady here."

"Oh, yes ma'am sure thing." Ren agreed scurrying off to do as asked. "Good evening Madam. I understand you are looking for a room. Ren had said we're all booked up but I think I can find an opening somewhere if you give me a moment." She looked through the book, or at least she rather pretended to, she had a plan already to handle this special guest. "Ah why yes, we did just have an opening happen. I can see how she would have overlooked this one. So if you're still wanting to stay with us, it'd be my personal pleasure to escort you there myself."

Tess Catherine Dileva, Twin Palms Shop

Gladly she knew of the right place and the only one on AHSCA which could give her what she needs for Satou, her wallet was always open to spend there all time. She knew well that she will be lucky to find what she is need of and gladly she will search and buy it.
When she entered Tess nodded at Kumiko standard welcome, she then smiled, more when the lady recognized the foreign girl on question, it put such warm smile on her face to know that.

She grinned when she mentioned who it was as she got closer to meet her again.

"That's right Miss Oumae, glad to see you again" she said still with the warm grin on her face as she looked at a old friend once again.

"As you said, yup, Tess, Tess Dileva. Glad to know you remember me and my parents. Would be good to know if they could have came here..." Tess sighed as she said that, at least they are having fun in Port Aya.

She blushed madly as she mentioned what she was looking for and for who it would be, clearly she still has the letter of the request of Satou's winter kimono; glad to know that since she still has the gift the businesswoman daughter sent alongside.

"Indeed you are right. I'm on the need of an special gift for let's say. My soon to be Fiancé??" that word made her giggle and smile from only the sole thought or mention of it.

"I need two gifts in question for Satou. A pair of compromise rings... That shows the strenght of our love, that is beautiful for us and reflects both of our cultures. Something special. I think you have what I'm asking right??" she said asking with her grin and blush on her. It was clear Miss Oumae will have that.




Agustinas Da Mervay, Kitan

Ouch. Well guess Her Highness should have knew all rooms were booked, it wasn't a surprise so clearly she shouldn't even be surprised about it.
It all made her sigh and let out an smile before talk.

"I understand Ma'am. I would have been glad to see if there was a room for me but, guess that will have to be another day... I would be -" she was speaking as she got caught off by the surprise of seeing Ren interrupted by someone, the owner and manager of the resort.

Agustinas knew who she was, the owner was quite famous after that report she gave and opened the resort to people seeking shelter during last year storm which was quite the news on home because of all what happened.
Then she noticed Ren leaved as she was left with the manager of the resort, The Queen just smiled as she mentioned she would be looking for a opening.

"It sounds good. I would be glad if you could find it Ma'am." Agus smiled as she looked at the owner searching for a room or suite for her. She noticed her looking for an opening, better hope she hasn't noticed who she was.
When she was mentioned she has an open room, Agustinas sighed in relief and without a doubt smiled.

"Yes indeed. It would be great if you could escort me ma'am" she said smiling as she knew she might as well present herself, at least she knew cameras or nothing will be present.

"Please allow me to present myself Ma'am... Her Royal Majesty of Mervay at your service." she said bowing down at her and smiling once again at her.

"I'am glad you found me a room Ma'am, I would like to pay for advanced for my stay of the next two weeks alongisde the baths if I can since I plan in using them a lot too during my stay." she asked still grinning.

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Postby Cartoonia » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:54 pm

AHSCA wrote:Guests from Cartoonia would be processed and cleared to enter. Not bringing weapons certainly expedited the process even though legal it just made less work. "Please enjoy your stay." The officers would thank them and allow them to pass. At this point the Kitan was booked on rooms but other inns still had some space to give though much cheaper ones. Still the public baths and the Kitan's fine dining.


Embassy Isle, AHSCA, September 7, 2019. 10:45 AM

Jellal leaves Sho alone and returns to his office on Embassy Isle. Before he leaves him, he gives him some good pointers about traveling and vacationing here.

“You can travel almost anywhere by foot. It’s the main mode of transportation on land By sea, you can a boat to different islands. Which reminds me, you will have to find a boat to take you to Port Aurora, the port of the capitol. There are boats around here that can take you there. Also, you might want to hydrate often, summer is almost over, but the weather is still hot. There may also be days where it will be wet with some thundershowers. Did you bring an umbrella?”

“Brother told me that, so I brought one”

“Good, best to be prepared. One more thing I would like to mention”. Jellal hands him a wallet with about 5,000 Island Credits.

“There are Island Credits. They are the main currency of the Island. I have given you 5,000 to start, I assume you brought money from home?”

“About 1,000 Tooniusas”.

“If you do run out of Island Credits, which is unlikely, you can get that exchanged. Do you get all what I’m saying?”

“Yes”

“And don’t worry about crime, but in case something does happen, you know what to do”.

“Press the red button on my bracelet and you will personally find me and get me back here”. Sho shows off the small bracelet on his arm, which every member of the Supreme Leader’s family has in case of emergencies abroad.

“Great! I will return to my office now, you’re on your own. Have a great vacation!”.

“Thanks!”. With that, Quagmire escorts Jellal back to the office while Sho continues on to the area where the boats to Port Aurora were located.




Homer and Randy head off the ship with their belongings in hand. They exchanged their Tooniusas for the local currency of the Island Credit. Each of them brought enough to have 500 Island Credits each. They would start heading to town to find an inn to stay. The Kitan Inn, one of the popular inns to stay at were filled with tourists and had no vacancy at the moment, so the two would have to go and find another inn to stay. Making their way to town, walking all the way from the port, they stop just almost where the outskirts of town..

“Hey Homer” Randy says pointing in the direction of an inn. “I think that inn has some vacancies left. Lets get a room, drop off our luggage, then hit the town”.

“Great idea, let’s do it quickly. I want to get to eating the succulent food. Hmmm… food” and so Homer and Randy went inside the inn and were greeted by the innkeeper.
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The Scarlet Eagle wrote:AURORA
"Sorry, I just have Island Credits, repleis Daniel who has already taken out three hundred Island Credits from his wallet. So how much would that be once converted?"

ANIMALPOLIS
Calling Gopnik a pup might be a bit wrong, since although he was still considered in his teens, the Appalachian Wolfdog was already as big as a German Sheperd.
"All right, lead the way officer, replies Catherine as she and Patricia climb back on their ATVs, start their engines and follow Nagisa. Once they have arrived, both women nod at the officer's request, and take off their plate carriers, before securing them in their ATVs trunks.
"Well, we may be part of an military force, says Patricia to Kiki as she and her friend enter the pub, the brown-haired soldier squatting down to the young girl's level and extending her hand. But we're only here to enjoy what these islands have to offer, not to cause any harm. I'm Patricia, and you? she asks as she extends her hand towards Nagisa's daughter with a smile. Next to her, Gopnik has approached, and his currently sitted, wagging his tail. He greets Kiki with a happy Woof.
This is my Appalachian Wolfdog Gopnik, adds Patricia as she introduces the dog to Kiki. Want to pet him? He won't bite, don"t worry."
Meanwhile, Catherine has approached the counter.
"Good morning Sir, says the female Alpha to the barman. Sorry for the disturbance our arrival caused. Please have everyone have a general round on us, she adds loud enough for everyone to hear, while taking out her wallet from one of her pant's pocket and dropping a thousand Island Credits on the counter. Also, we were told you may have some rooms to rent?" she finishes with a smile.


AURORA

"Oh not a problem at all, we usually convert for the foreign guests so for island credits it will be 980 Island Credits. So when you're all set, I'll have Natsume show you to your room or carry your bags for you."

ANIMALPOLIS

With things settled down people just resumed normal conversations now that there was for certain no invasion or something like that. Kiki too was feeling better knowing to be believed and well also sharing that she wasn't going to be captured and experimented on. "Oooh a doggy!" Kiki went wide eyed at how cute it was. "Can I?" She responded into them saying she could pet him if she wanted. "Ease out your hand," her mother instructed "He'll get your scent and will let you pet him." Kiki did just that and giggled a little being able to pet the dog. "So cute!"

The barman set down the glass when approached and given a large stack of cash. "Well mighty appreciated there. Ichigo," he summoned up his waitress "Another free round for anyone who wants one."

"Yes sir."

"Anything for you, Sheriff?"

"Better not, I'm on duty. Maybe just Darjeeling tea."

"You got it. Oh rooms for rent huh? We sure do." He turned over to his fellow bar worker, "Hey, Hikaru, we got some guests checking in."

She walked over pulling from under the bar a large ledger for guests. "Excellent. Rooms are 100 Credits a piece per night. And one day of complimentary drinks on us for the Festival special. Sound good?"




Kyrenaia wrote:Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Square of Port Aurora.
Aldhiyb allowed Asuna to pet him, even leaning in a bit, which made me smile just as much as the kiss she blew him did - he was a good lad. He deserved more kisses... well, something, that could be arranged in time.
I nodded at her reply.
"Then good luck, Asuna!", I said with a smile, "I am sure, that there are many men around these parts, who would be glad to dance with you and maybe more!" I threw her a wink and let a beat pass. "I'll leave you to it, then. I wanted to stock up on provisions if Marcella's occupied and I know the right shop already."
I smiled - of course I meant Mistress Mamiko's little shop, where I had bought supplies last year. Hopefully, their advertisement holder was still as cute as last year!

Ava Shabh.
Kitan.
I smiled at Ren - she looked cute and with her fox ears, she looked a lot like me, yet absolutely not. I let my own wolf ears twitch, as if in greeting.
I turned back to the receptionist. "I will, thank you. Please reserve a spot in the baths for me, though, I'll come down in a few minutes.", I asked of her, "Until then!" With that, I hefted my bags up again and smiled at the foxgirl. "Well, then, Miss Ren, please lead the way!"
I smiled and, I think, I looked quite approachable, too, so if she had questions, now was the time.


"I sure hope so. I did share a pleasant evening with a fine Kyrenaian lad when I first went with Milady. As such it really reminded me there is potential for even a girl like me to find romance with someone." She rose to her feet again to be more face-to-face with Aurelia after giving the ruffling of Albhiyb's fur. "Oh need to go shopping huh? After such a trip I can understand that. Bet you'll get some great festival deals and specials. Hopefully Milady won't be much longer. She's planning an overseas trip soon so she's trying to get as much state business done. Good thing Congress is in recess. Well anyway, I shouldn't keep my party waiting for me so I'll be on my way then. Have fun and if we see each other again while here, we'll have tea!"

"Very good then! I'll keep a spot and room for you aside for when you're ready just come see us at the front desk then. All right, Ren she's in your hands."

"Of course, please follow me!" She lead her along up the stairs to the third and final floor of the Inn. "Let's see, here we are." She opened the door for the lady. "Would you prefer a bed or futon?" She drew open the curtains on the widow showing the view of the village square from their vantage point. The room was a cozy one that included a desk for writing if they so needed and stationary provided too. "We'll make up the rooms daily unless you request we don't. The lamps light up with a simple turn of the nob."




Alenberg wrote:Trias Ethelsson

The rocking of the damned boat reminded me far too much of the amphibious warfare exercises I used to take part in with my regiment. Hundreds of sweaty men crammed into a ship like oh-so-many sardines, the stench of their body odor and urine mixing with the salty air...It's not something you forget easily, try as you might. At least we had food this time around, though.
As we got off the boat-yes, we, did you really think a dusty old fart like me travels if he can help it?-the first thought on my mind was getting settled in. There were hotels, of course, but I had my doubts as to how secure those were. If they kept track of financial transactions, then...well, the Republic of Bayerland and the current Alenberger government were certainly petty enough to try and grab me for trial, and my wife and charge as witnesses-or trial as collaborators.


In any case, enough useless exposition. So there we were, all three of us-Patricia, my lovely wife, and yours truly, fresh off the boat, and looking for lodging and food. Patricia seemed to be enjoying herself, as did Viva-but not me. It all seemed too damned cheerful, even more than Trienter before the war, and I was glad that I had brought along my old service pistol.


Inns were filling up but some were still around and open for new folks. The Kitan was booked but food and dining was not in short supply. Priestesses also were out and about doing various errands or just saying hello to new guests and telling them the Great Temple had spots for those maybe on too tight of budget. Other young ladies stood on the docks to advertise their eateries and stands handing out menus or fliers "Don't miss festival specials!"

"Fresh fried squid!"

"Exotic puffer fish, eat if you dare!"

"Quality Mokastana-Islander Mix. Two cultures coming together in harmony for tasty dishes!"





Mervay wrote:Tess Catherine Dileva, Twin Palms Shop

Gladly she knew of the right place and the only one on AHSCA which could give her what she needs for Satou, her wallet was always open to spend there all time. She knew well that she will be lucky to find what she is need of and gladly she will search and buy it.
When she entered Tess nodded at Kumiko standard welcome, she then smiled, more when the lady recognized the foreign girl on question, it put such warm smile on her face to know that.

She grinned when she mentioned who it was as she got closer to meet her again.

"That's right Miss Oumae, glad to see you again" she said still with the warm grin on her face as she looked at a old friend once again.

"As you said, yup, Tess, Tess Dileva. Glad to know you remember me and my parents. Would be good to know if they could have came here..." Tess sighed as she said that, at least they are having fun in Port Aya.

She blushed madly as she mentioned what she was looking for and for who it would be, clearly she still has the letter of the request of Satou's winter kimono; glad to know that since she still has the gift the businesswoman daughter sent alongside.

"Indeed you are right. I'm on the need of an special gift for let's say. My soon to be Fiancé??" that word made her giggle and smile from only the sole thought or mention of it.

"I need two gifts in question for Satou. A pair of compromise rings... That shows the strenght of our love, that is beautiful for us and reflects both of our cultures. Something special. I think you have what I'm asking right??" she said asking with her grin and blush on her. It was clear Miss Oumae will have that.



Agustinas Da Mervay, Kitan

Ouch. Well guess Her Highness should have knew all rooms were booked, it wasn't a surprise so clearly she shouldn't even be surprised about it.
It all made her sigh and let out an smile before talk.

"I understand Ma'am. I would have been glad to see if there was a room for me but, guess that will have to be another day... I would be -" she was speaking as she got caught off by the surprise of seeing Ren interrupted by someone, the owner and manager of the resort.

Agustinas knew who she was, the owner was quite famous after that report she gave and opened the resort to people seeking shelter during last year storm which was quite the news on home because of all what happened.
Then she noticed Ren leaved as she was left with the manager of the resort, The Queen just smiled as she mentioned she would be looking for a opening.

"It sounds good. I would be glad if you could find it Ma'am." Agus smiled as she looked at the owner searching for a room or suite for her. She noticed her looking for an opening, better hope she hasn't noticed who she was.
When she was mentioned she has an open room, Agustinas sighed in relief and without a doubt smiled.

"Yes indeed. It would be great if you could escort me ma'am" she said smiling as she knew she might as well present herself, at least she knew cameras or nothing will be present.

"Please allow me to present myself Ma'am... Her Royal Majesty of Mervay at your service." she said bowing down at her and smiling once again at her.

"I'am glad you found me a room Ma'am, I would like to pay for advanced for my stay of the next two weeks alongisde the baths if I can since I plan in using them a lot too during my stay." she asked still grinning.


"Ah finally going to pop the question huh? That's so wonderful to hear. Let's see what we can find you! Well there's of course outfits but maybe looking for something different as you already had a lovely kimono crafted for her. Miss Fujimiya is a good young lady." she had to think "Well let's pull out a few things and we can think about this together shall we?" Her partner Azusa came into the showroom "Azusa, will you man the front for me?"

"Sure thing!"

Kumiko lead Tess to the backroom "Let's see outfits are of course an option but we also have things like seashells specially crafted. Not super flashy but you know sometimes a simple gift is all you need. But we also have more fanciful things like this coral hair pin. She's a working girl and needs to usually tie her hair so this could be a great option."

Taking the madam up the stairs with a lantern in hand "Come along just this way." The good lady introduced herself which lead to a small smirk. "Tsubaki. That's my name and you're welcome to call me that. Not often I let people do so but you being a very important person I feel it's only right. Glad to meet you. I had a feeling you were someone of quite importance, but a little surprised you opened up so quickly. Not criticizing just surprising. I guess when it comes to this part of the world I'm more used to people who have something to hide." She lead her all the way down the hall to the remaining bedroom, it was actually her own bedroom but that was her secret it didn't matter as she had other places she could stay just as easily. "This, Milady is one of our finest rooms we keep it on hold for unique guests. Sometimes even The Duchess herself stays here. So I keep it sort of off the books for such occasions. For your bill madam, if you so insist I would be glad to have you paid up for your visit with us. Baths are included for guests staying with us at the Inn so that won't be extra charge. For this room the rate is 650 NSD a night that's 1950 Island Credits. I'd also would love to have you as guest at my own table for meals and share a bath with you too. Not every day I get a chance to meet foreign royalty."




Cartoonia wrote:Embassy Isle, AHSCA, September 7, 2019. 10:45 AM

Jellal leaves Sho alone and returns to his office on Embassy Isle. Before he leaves him, he gives him some good pointers about traveling and vacationing here.

“You can travel almost anywhere by foot. It’s the main mode of transportation on land By sea, you can a boat to different islands. Which reminds me, you will have to find a boat to take you to Port Aurora, the port of the capitol. There are boats around here that can take you there. Also, you might want to hydrate often, summer is almost over, but the weather is still hot. There may also be days where it will be wet with some thundershowers. Did you bring an umbrella?”

“Brother told me that, so I brought one”

“Good, best to be prepared. One more thing I would like to mention”. Jellal hands him a wallet with about 5,000 Island Credits.

“There are Island Credits. They are the main currency of the Island. I have given you 5,000 to start, I assume you brought money from home?”

“About 1,000 Tooniusas”.

“If you do run out of Island Credits, which is unlikely, you can get that exchanged. Do you get all what I’m saying?”

“Yes”

“And don’t worry about crime, but in case something does happen, you know what to do”.

“Press the red button on my bracelet and you will personally find me and get me back here”. Sho shows off the small bracelet on his arm, which every member of the Supreme Leader’s family has in case of emergencies abroad.

“Great! I will return to my office now, you’re on your own. Have a great vacation!”.

“Thanks!”. With that, Quagmire escorts Jellal back to the office while Sho continues on to the area where the boats to Port Aurora were located.



Homer and Randy head off the ship with their belongings in hand. They exchanged their Tooniusas for the local currency of the Island Credit. Each of them brought enough to have 500 Island Credits each. They would start heading to town to find an inn to stay. The Kitan Inn, one of the popular inns to stay at were filled with tourists and had no vacancy at the moment, so the two would have to go and find another inn to stay. Making their way to town, walking all the way from the port, they stop just almost where the outskirts of town..

“Hey Homer” Randy says pointing in the direction of an inn. “I think that inn has some vacancies left. Lets get a room, drop off our luggage, then hit the town”.

“Great idea, let’s do it quickly. I want to get to eating the succulent food. Hmmm… food” and so Homer and Randy went inside the inn and were greeted by the innkeeper.


Several local boats were parked at the Embassy Isle to help folks get to and from wherever they were going. It was a bit of a trip, really made some wonder why they didn't opt to just arrive more directly in port through other ships but hey a fare is a fare. One among them, Corona native Captain Bellos was eager to help those in need before heading home "Hey folks lookin' for passage to the islands? Only 150 Credits Cash. Any island you want but just remember it's gonna be some time if you more wanting to wait more faster craft be along but those will be more costly." She was stretching that . Police patrols were around regularly and given the festival were more than happy to ferry those who needed to the main islands but hey nothing wrong with a little gifting.




The remaining inn they came upon a quaint family ran one the desk girl greeted them "Good day! Welcome looking for a room or two? We have space and rates are 30 Credits."
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AHSCA wrote:[...]

"I sure hope so. I did share a pleasant evening with a fine Kyrenaian lad when I first went with Milady. As such it really reminded me there is potential for even a girl like me to find romance with someone." She rose to her feet again to be more face-to-face with Aurelia after giving the ruffling of Albhiyb's fur. "Oh need to go shopping huh? After such a trip I can understand that. Bet you'll get some great festival deals and specials. Hopefully Milady won't be much longer. She's planning an overseas trip soon so she's trying to get as much state business done. Good thing Congress is in recess. Well anyway, I shouldn't keep my party waiting for me so I'll be on my way then. Have fun and if we see each other again while here, we'll have tea!"

"Very good then! I'll keep a spot and room for you aside for when you're ready just come see us at the front desk then. All right, Ren she's in your hands."

"Of course, please follow me!" She lead her along up the stairs to the third and final floor of the Inn. "Let's see, here we are." She opened the door for the lady. "Would you prefer a bed or futon?" She drew open the curtains on the widow showing the view of the village square from their vantage point. The room was a cozy one that included a desk for writing if they so needed and stationary provided too. "We'll make up the rooms daily unless you request we don't. The lamps light up with a simple turn of the nob."

[...]


Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Square of Port Aurora.

Aldhiyb definately had taken a shine to Asuna, that much was for certain!
It seemed as if Marcella was quite busy and it seemed to be state business. The first thing, that Grandmother taught me, had been, that duty came first, without any shadow of a doubt, especially for a Princess of a Sovereign State, not to mention for its Sultana - or Duchess.
I had to accept that, be with her as long as we both could.
I nodded at Asuna with a smile, gave her another small hug.
"Indeed, let's have tea then!", I said with a smile and nodded to her group with a smile and respect. A few moments later, we had separated.
Now, on to getting provisions... I knew exactly, which shop I wanted and hopefully, Mistress Mamiko was still around. I had enjoyed buying from them last time and the provisions had been pretty good - maybe that was my skill as provision cook, though.
Anyway, I made my way over with a smile.
Asuna was a nice woman and I wished her the best - and, when she finally found someone, to inform me, I would at least sent a little wedding gift.

Ava Shabh.
Kitan.

I smiled as she led me upwards and into the quite large room. The view was pretty, too.
I set my bags down with a smile.
"Futon, please.", I said - I wanted to experience the Islands in full and if that meant sleeping on a futon, I would do so. Desk and stationary - unlikely that I would need them, but better have and not need then the other way around. "Thank you, Ren." I smiled at her for a moment, then decided. "Do you have a few moments? I would like to ask you a few things..."

Saida Adib.
Aboard the yacht Nasim, currently in Tsubaki, Animalpolis.

If one entered the port of Tsubaki on Animalpolis, one would immediately see many vessels of different kinds, but one, that might stand out, was the 45 metres long Nasim, not because of her size or the white of her hull, but because she was flying three flags: The flag of Kyrenaia, the black banner with the sabres and the sickle-moon, the flag of the Ilkhanate of Megido and the flag of the Khanate of Las.
My Lady, Princess Fara bint-Dardan, owned this vessel and she was a Princess of Kyrenaia, of the Ilkhanate of Megido and of the Khanate of Las - although she didn't wield the title of the Princess of the Robber-Khanate, she still was. Should, the Lioness may prevent that, happen something to Dilara-Khana, then Fara would inherit that throne.
Speaking of Fara...
"Wake up, sleepyhead!", I said to Fara, took her blanket away - she was a beautiful woman and taking her blanket away revealed, that she was wearing nothing underneath that blanket. She had dark, olive skin, a blonde of statuesque proportions, her ruby-red eyes opening slowly. She clutched a gigantic, stuffed toy in the form of a falcon and judging by where it was, there were enough men and quite a few women, who would love to swap places with it. "The sun's shining, the day of the Festival has dawned!"
She groaned.
Duty of a Handmaiden was not to wipe the tushy of their charge, but to be that assistant, that every Princess, at one point in her life, needed. And to, in cases of a close relation, be like a big sister.
The tabloids recently ran a number of huge stories concerning her and her, now, ex-boyfriend and they were still nagging. So, in order to relax a bit and to come to other thoughts, Princess Fara had used the Summer Semester Holidays to travel to the UIS and, as loyal Handmaiden, I had come along together with a number of crew of the Nasim. Not every ship was the Harira and not every Handmaiden was Sarina.
Slowly, my charge rose, arched her back as she stretched and this is the point where we will leave her be and everything to your imagination as we allow her to dress in peace.
Half an hour, and a few cuppas of tea, later, we stood at the gangplank, both of us dressed in jeans and blouses and heavy boots. Fara wore sunglasses and me a peaked cap in addition to everything.
Aurelia had told stories of the beauty of the UIS and to be honest, she had not lied, even Tsubaki on Animalpolis was beautiful.
"Alright, first stop a pub!", Fara said with a bit of a cheer as she went down, "Breakfast is in order!"
We had a pretty good cook aboard, but if one was in the UIS, one had to enjoy the UIS' cuisine!
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AURORA

"Oh not a problem at all, we usually convert for the foreign guests so for island credits it will be 980 Island Credits. So when you're all set, I'll have Natsume show you to your room or carry your bags for you."

ANIMALPOLIS

With things settled down people just resumed normal conversations now that there was for certain no invasion or something like that. Kiki too was feeling better knowing to be believed and well also sharing that she wasn't going to be captured and experimented on. "Oooh a doggy!" Kiki went wide eyed at how cute it was. "Can I?" She responded into them saying she could pet him if she wanted. "Ease out your hand," her mother instructed "He'll get your scent and will let you pet him." Kiki did just that and giggled a little being able to pet the dog. "So cute!"

The barman set down the glass when approached and given a large stack of cash. "Well mighty appreciated there. Ichigo," he summoned up his waitress "Another free round for anyone who wants one."

"Yes sir."

"Anything for you, Sheriff?"

"Better not, I'm on duty. Maybe just Darjeeling tea."

"You got it. Oh rooms for rent huh? We sure do." He turned over to his fellow bar worker, "Hey, Hikaru, we got some guests checking in."

She walked over pulling from under the bar a large ledger for guests. "Excellent. Rooms are 100 Credits a piece per night. And one day of complimentary drinks on us for the Festival special. Sound good?"


AURORA
"Okay then, replies Daniel as he takes out 1100 Islands Credits from his wallet and put them on the counter. Keep the cash as tips for you and your colleagues adds the Ambassador, before picking his bag, just like his wife and son. All right Miss Natsume, lead the way! he adds to the girl in charge of showing them to their room.

ANIMALPOLIS
"Well, calling him cute is something people tend not to think when they see him in action, replies Patricia with a small chuckle. Anyway, do you know what events wil happen due to the festival around these parts Sheriff? continues the brown-haired woman as she turns to Nagisa. And also, do you know how far from here is the small village of Amurabe? One of our colleagues led a mission to capture a criminal near this village ten years ago, and we would be curious to see it for ourselves."

Meanwhile, Catherine is still standing at the bar.
"Sounds good indeed, she adds as she puts another 1000 Island Credits on the bar. Keep the change, she adds before the barman can protest, and please put us two glasses of an alcohol you produce here.
Also, she continues, whispering and leaning over the counter so that only the barman can hear her, do you know by any chance where the nearest brothel is?"
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Postby Lillorainen » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:12 am

AHSCA wrote:
Aaaaaa wrote:"Noeanyyn, you can't just..." Meausa whispered rather sternly to her friend, as her initial reaction to Noeanyyn stopping a random stranger on the street was going to be pulling her away as well as apologising to the girl, but thankfully she seemed happy enough to answer her question, but before she could...



Four other foreigners took notice of the three, one man and three other women. One of them, Noeanyyn and Meausa actually recognised from Pifflenet, specifically a dyed-blue haired lass named Jorunna, though given the sheer amount of users she's spoken to, Noeanyyn couldn't remember her name. Meausa could, though. The other three, neither knew if they were active online. As soon as Noeanyyn asked the AHSCA girl, whose name was Natsume, if she spoke English, the four aforementioned Lillorainians made their way over.

"Ah, right as rain I do, missies!" Natsume responded to Noeanyyn cheerfully, before noticing the Lillorainens standing before them.

"Oii!" Jorunna exclaimed as she approached the three, "Excuse me! Or us, for that matter - it looks like we're not the only ones who could need a tiny bit of help getting around here, eh?"

Natsume spoke again, this time addressing all six people, "What can I do ya for? Needing a room here, a hot bath or a meal? I can help you get things arranged." Jorunna proceeded to mention finding a hotel for her and her colleagues, which the two Aaaaaans took notice of.

Meausa immediately had her attention on Jorunna's perfect English, with little to no accent involved. It made her feel a little sheepish, considering how closer Aaaaaan English was to standard English than the Lillo's German. "Oh, hi! Uh.. um... I'm sorry, I, uh... forget your name..." said Noeanyyn, somewhat embarrassed after quickly remembering she's had multiple conversations with this girl online. "Noeanyyn, that's Jorunna.." Meausa quietly informed her, albeit unaware that she pronounced her name wrong.

"Oh, right! Sorry, Jorunna..." she once again turned her attention to Natsume. "We're looking for a hotel, too." Unlike Jorunna's, the two Aaaaaans, despite their more-or-less clear pronounciations, had fairly heavy accents, Noeanyyn's being the more noticeable.



Natsume nodded as this bunch of new faces did seem to be acquaintances "Well you all came to the right place, right here is the Kitan Hot Springs Inn and Diner! Well we just call it The Kitan. And we have some rooms freed up for new guests so if you're looking to check in, we can fit you in." She weaved behind the front desk to book them in, getting their names and information she needed. "Rooms here are probably very cheap for foreigners like yourselves, only about 300 a night which is our festival high by the way considering demand. But it includes access to the public communal baths at no extra charge plus right next door is the restaurant that's open from early morning until 10 PM at night. After that you're on your own."

The Lillorainian visitors nodded - they yet needed to get used to the currency of the UIS, which didn't only have an entirely different exchange rate to the Lillorainian Mark, but also worked a bit differently. Nonetheless, running out of Credits was pretty unlikely for the four of them, and turning each Pfennig twice was nothing they intended to do on vacation in foreign lands.
Aside from that, it included access to the public baths - a special service, obviously. They did not know, if spa taxes were a thing in here, but but this was also something that could be included in hotel prices back home as well - or might not, depending on local legislation.
"Well, I think, that's the place we're going to check in then" - Jorunna said. "Just around the corner, that's practical. Thank you!"
She turned to Noeanyyn and Meausa, whose names were surely not easier to pronounce for a Lillo than her own (Yaw-roon-nah), or any name of Nordic origin, was for someone from Aaaaaa - in fact, she would be likely to mess them up. "Or what would you say?"
"I think it sounds like a plan" - Freya added. "The sooner we get to dropping our stuff, the better."
Now, the more or less famous Private Investigator spoke up, grinning at Freya. "But let's not drop them too hard!" - he said. "After all, glass bottles are very easy to break, and wasting the good stuff like that would be a sin."
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Postby AHSCA » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:49 am

Kyrenaia wrote:Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Square of Port Aurora.
Aldhiyb definately had taken a shine to Asuna, that much was for certain!
It seemed as if Marcella was quite busy and it seemed to be state business. The first thing, that Grandmother taught me, had been, that duty came first, without any shadow of a doubt, especially for a Princess of a Sovereign State, not to mention for its Sultana - or Duchess.
I had to accept that, be with her as long as we both could.
I nodded at Asuna with a smile, gave her another small hug.
"Indeed, let's have tea then!", I said with a smile and nodded to her group with a smile and respect. A few moments later, we had separated.
Now, on to getting provisions... I knew exactly, which shop I wanted and hopefully, Mistress Mamiko was still around. I had enjoyed buying from them last time and the provisions had been pretty good - maybe that was my skill as provision cook, though.
Anyway, I made my way over with a smile.
Asuna was a nice woman and I wished her the best - and, when she finally found someone, to inform me, I would at least sent a little wedding gift.

Ava Shabh.
Kitan.
I smiled as she led me upwards and into the quite large room. The view was pretty, too.
I set my bags down with a smile.
"Futon, please.", I said - I wanted to experience the Islands in full and if that meant sleeping on a futon, I would do so. Desk and stationary - unlikely that I would need them, but better have and not need then the other way around. "Thank you, Ren." I smiled at her for a moment, then decided. "Do you have a few moments? I would like to ask you a few things..."

Saida Adib.
Aboard the yacht Nasim, currently in Tsubaki, Animalpolis.
If one entered the port of Tsubaki on Animalpolis, one would immediately see many vessels of different kinds, but one, that might stand out, was the 45 metres long Nasim, not because of her size or the white of her hull, but because she was flying three flags: The flag of Kyrenaia, the black banner with the sabres and the sickle-moon, the flag of the Ilkhanate of Megido and the flag of the Khanate of Las.
My Lady, Princess Fara bint-Dardan, owned this vessel and she was a Princess of Kyrenaia, of the Ilkhanate of Megido and of the Khanate of Las - although she didn't wield the title of the Princess of the Robber-Khanate, she still was. Should, the Lioness may prevent that, happen something to Dilara-Khana, then Fara would inherit that throne.
Speaking of Fara...
"Wake up, sleepyhead!", I said to Fara, took her blanket away - she was a beautiful woman and taking her blanket away revealed, that she was wearing nothing underneath that blanket. She had dark, olive skin, a blonde of statuesque proportions, her ruby-red eyes opening slowly. She clutched a gigantic, stuffed toy in the form of a falcon and judging by where it was, there were enough men and quite a few women, who would love to swap places with it. "The sun's shining, the day of the Festival has dawned!"
She groaned.
Duty of a Handmaiden was not to wipe the tushy of their charge, but to be that assistant, that every Princess, at one point in her life, needed. And to, in cases of a close relation, be like a big sister.
The tabloids recently ran a number of huge stories concerning her and her, now, ex-boyfriend and they were still nagging. So, in order to relax a bit and to come to other thoughts, Princess Fara had used the Summer Semester Holidays to travel to the UIS and, as loyal Handmaiden, I had come along together with a number of crew of the Nasim. Not every ship was the Harira and not every Handmaiden was Sarina.
Slowly, my charge rose, arched her back as she stretched and this is the point where we will leave her be and everything to your imagination as we allow her to dress in peace.
Half an hour, and a few cuppas of tea, later, we stood at the gangplank, both of us dressed in jeans and blouses and heavy boots. Fara wore sunglasses and me a peaked cap in addition to everything.
Aurelia had told stories of the beauty of the UIS and to be honest, she had not lied, even Tsubaki on Animalpolis was beautiful.
"Alright, first stop a pub!", Fara said with a bit of a cheer as she went down, "Breakfast is in order!"
We had a pretty good cook aboard, but if one was in the UIS, one had to enjoy the UIS' cuisine!



AUORA SQUARE - WITH AURELIA

"So long, enjoy yourself!" Asuna gave one last parting hug and dashed on to catch up with her group leaving Aurelia and her loyal companion to continue along their way. If Aurelia was hoping to encounter the wonderful shop that helped fit her into her stunning yukata last year all she had to do was walk the remainder of the street to find once again the young Mamiko hand painting a sign. She wasn't alone, she had her best friend with her too helping her out. Both putting their lessons in calligraphy and art to good use, another year older, maybe a little wiser but no less silly and dreamy as little girls are. "There! Perfect!"

"Almost, Mamiko....You put in an extra zero. So now it's 1000 Island Credits for a coral necklace!" She giggled at her poor friend

"Rats! Shiina why didn't you tell me sooner?"

"aww but you're curvy zeros are just so cute! Oh think we have a customer coming!"

Mamiko jumped to her feet "WELCOME TO THE TWIN PALMS!" She shouted at the top of her lungs "We have specials today for the festival!"

THE KITAN - WITH AVA

"Sure thing, ma'am!" She reached into the closet pulling out the floor futon and unfolding it to put it on the floor. If Ava had gone for the bed it would have simply been folded in to the wall and just as easily brought out. "I'm glad you really want to experience what our culture is like here. Some guests can be very rude and think of us like servants to be kicked around. But you're one of the good ones I can tell." She smoothed out the futon running her hands over it and stood up again. "Oh sure, ask me anything, I'll do my best to answer."

TSUBAKI - ANIMALPOLIS

Tsubaki was the bustling port city village of Animalpolis island. Also one of the hardest hit in the war when occupied but had risen from the ashes and was bustling and busy. Most of the residents being some kind of animal-eared folks and other types of species wandering the roads and a fair share of humans here. All kinds welcome as this was meant as a sanctuary from the prejudices of the world. Busy it was given the seasons were changing some folks were hoping to cash in their crops while they could before the rains would swamp their fields and others were setting off from shore for one last catch before the seas would become too rough. If any passerby accidentally bumped the arriving ladies they gave a "pardon me." or "forgive me" as they moved along, more rude ones would be like "Watch out ya tourists!"

Shino Nibutani a young Priestess sad to see such a sight went to greet the ladies. "Oh please don't think all residents are so rude. Welcome to Animalpolis! Can I be of some help for you?"


The Scarlet Eagle wrote:
AURORA
"Okay then, replies Daniel as he takes out 1100 Islands Credits from his wallet and put them on the counter. Keep the cash as tips for you and your colleagues adds the Ambassador, before picking his bag, just like his wife and son. All right Miss Natsume, lead the way! he adds to the girl in charge of showing them to their room.

ANIMALPOLIS
"Well, calling him cute is something people tend not to think when they see him in action, replies Patricia with a small chuckle. Anyway, do you know what events wil happen due to the festival around these parts Sheriff? continues the brown-haired woman as she turns to Nagisa. And also, do you know how far from here is the small village of Amurabe? One of our colleagues led a mission to capture a criminal near this village ten years ago, and we would be curious to see it for ourselves."

Meanwhile, Catherine is still standing at the bar.
"Sounds good indeed, she adds as she puts another 1000 Island Credits on the bar. Keep the change, she adds before the barman can protest, and please put us two glasses of an alcohol you produce here.
Also, she continues, whispering and leaning over the counter so that only the barman can hear her, do you know by any chance where the nearest brothel is?"


AURORA

"Oh well thanks very much. Anyway Natsume go on."

"Sure thing, pal just follow me and I'll show ya the way!" Natsume lead him along the halls up the stairs to the third floor. Opening 3A and leading him inside she threw open the drapes. From this angle he had a view of the forest of palm tress behind the Kitan. "That there is a forest perfect for nature walks if that suits your fancy. Now for bedding we offer retractable beds, futons or even hammocks for whatever suits your fancy!"

ANIMALPOLIS

"Oh there will be plenty going on! Fireworks at night, plenty of food, booths with games for children to play. Bonfires down at the shoreline. Really plenty to do and see. Might even be good to pay our local Shrine a visit just to talk with some of the Priestesses. They usually have good information too. Admittedly we're not as hopping as Tsubaki but we're not very sleepy when it comes to our festival. Oh looking for Amurabe huh? Well it's a bit of a ways from here." She laid out a map of the island on the counter "You're here." She pointed at the north shore and followed a little line to their village just a little bit inland. "This is our village. Amurabe is over here on the eastern shore on this patch of coast here. I know the Sheriff there too, she's nice but best not mention THAT if you pay them a visit." She refereed to the raid, a decade ago it was it was still a sore spot in the history given the timing. Justified it might have been it was sure to upset people. "It's a bit of a drive but with your vehicles I suspect you could make it in a few hours. More coastal which is nice."

"You got it!" The barman agreed. He listened to her whisper about a nearby brothel. He wasn't one to judge or anything and it was a fairly common question. "As a matter of fact." once Nagisa was finished with the map he borrowed it a moment. "Just a hop-skip from here, is the village of Okami. Has a little establishment their for that." He grabbed two fresh glasses and filled them up with a unique brew made by him in this village. "Should do you just fine." he handed the glasses over to her.
-I willingly keep AHSCA relatively poor and underdeveloped, why? Everyone on NS is a developed nation already-
-NS Factbooks here-
-AHSCA Wiki V.3
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