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Mervay
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Postby Mervay » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:28 am

AHSCA wrote:"Certainly two Darjeeling teas for the ladies and two green teas, one for the gentleman and one for the lady. I will be back with those in a moment, please get comfortable."

To Satou's surprise the good Prince and Princess were ready to take on the tab for them. Satou felt just a bit uneasy for now suggesting a very classy and expensive place but again it was with the best intent, given they were Nobility and deserved a classy experience. "Milord and Lady, that's so very kind of you, if you are certain than I gratefully accept." Satou agreed. Tess asked her about how she knew of this place "Oh, well like Hiromi, another one of our own, from the Kitan that is, she's gone to set up this place with a few others."


Kyrenaia wrote:Prince Damir ibn-Razia.
Sanda.

I smiled and waved at the question. "Thank you for the concern, but it is my pleasure.", I said.
One should know, that Kyrenaian Princes, especially those of the Ilkhanates were... shall we say... well off, which is to say, that 'stinking rich' was an understatement. That came with two caveats, though, as the territories owned by us (in my case, I was the Bey of Mawjayi and Khalsamak (the latter within the Khanate of Motya, which belonged to an uncle of mine), too, while for example Aurelia was Beyeha of Malakiard near Larsa) paid into our accounts, yes, but we paid everything there from our accounts as well, ideally for positive revenue. The other caveat was, that we had to pay a certain percentage of these profits to the superordinate level of rulership, in my case, that was the Khan of Motya and the Ilkhana of Utica respectively.
And then, there was the more normal owning of real estate, which of course resulted in us paying taxes like everyone else.
Of course, I did not mention any of that. If Tess knew, and judging by the name Dileva, it was not unlikely, that she was in a similar station, then she knew, if not... well, she knew, that I was a Kyrenaian Prince.
"More important question.", Yasmin asked, "If I may ask, how did the two of you meet?"

Tess Dileva
Aurora Village
Sanda Restaurant

Well that explains it all, this certainly comes from the recent boom in tourism that the islands had been getting since two years for sure. She smiled at her wife before replying to that.

"I see, that explains why you knew about it then." Tess kept smiling at Satou and kissed her on the cheek to then giggle a bit before looking at the Kyrenaian Couple.

She could say that she is in the same boat as them regarding wealth considering her surname and who her parents were alongside who she was; it would be no secret they knew that Tess was the daughter of one of Mervay's most wealthiest and powerful families. She could safely pay their meals as well without trouble, they both knew well who they were; he and his wife, Kyrenaian Royalty and she, well, she was daughter of the Chancellor and of the person in charge of the entire Dileva Group. Of course, they wouldn't say that to the other when it was already obvious.

Albeit those thoughts were suddenly replaced by a sudden blush on her face when asked about how did Satou and Tess met by Yasmin, to which she looked at her wife to see if she wanted to answer or not.

"Would you want me to answer dear or I do it?" She asked in Auroran.

AHSCA wrote:"Hehe I was certainly a lot younger back then, that's for sure. Yup that's the little girl I'm looking for. Well again, I'm sure she's an adult by now but that bright smile of hers just filled me with so much joy then."

"I have a good feeling we're gonna see her again." Sasha responded tucking her phone back into her yukata.

Tsubaki
"Perhaps, and I wish you good luck in your search." Eduard smilied while he motioned for a waitress to come and give him the account of all the food. He still had to see the rest of town after all. "If I may make things easier, in case I find her, I'll promise to tell you where she is; if that's alright for you two?"

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Postby Kyrenaia » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:54 pm

AHSCA wrote:[...]

The Kitan with Aurelia and Marcella

"I heartily support the sentiment of that quote, Milady. I'm glad things are on the mend. I know I'm just an old soul who's made these islands her home but I would still like to offer my support in any way I can. I know it's been a year but still, I want to give my support even just my words if that's enough. Anyway, Miladies, I want to let you to two enjoy your time together, if you need anything more from me, just have Miss Sapphire come fetch me."

"Of course, I'm sure you're very busy."

She bowed a little and made her departure.

"Now Miladies, is there a dish I can get started for you?" Sapphire asked them ready to take their order. "Oooh yeah. Mmm what's today's special?"

"Sea bass with a Mokan style chili powder."

"That sounds delightful, I'll take that for myself."

"Very good, Milady. And you, Milady?" She asked Aurelia "Would you like more time with the menu or would you too like the special?"

Hoshino

"Hum...My phone's light is pretty bright but a long swim or soak in high tide might call for a lantern light. Think just about every store sells them around here. It actually does sound kind of fun and the weather is still expected to be calm tonight to so it'd be like a little pool! You two ladies just hatched a great idea!"

The Kitan Baths

"Aww well that is understandable, you gotta schedule to keep then you gotta keep it and when money is involved you gotta keep your end of the bargain! Hopefully next time we'll get the pleasure of having you as passengers aboard. I assure I'll carry you to safety!" She saluted "Oh you want to know about ferry service huh? Well afraid we're long haulers but maybe I can still help or I'll find you someone who would help. Wouldn't hurt to head down to the pier and talk to a ship captain. An easy way to know is they usually don't have UIS Flags on their masts like long haulers do."

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Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
The Special Table at the Kitan, Port Aurora.

I nodded. "I'll take the special as well, thank you.", I told Sapphire with a bit of cheer, closing the menu.
Marcella had taken it and seemed quite interested in it, so it had to be good.
As soon as Sapphire was gone, I looked over to my girlfriend, smiled slightly. "She is of the Spiorad, isn't she?", I asked outright, "Milady Tsubaki, I mean." Then shook my head. "It does not matter if she is or isn't. She carries herself with the wisdom and grace of one, that is for sure."
I exhaled, smiling, lost in a memory.
"You know, I know a few of the Spiorad Ainmhithe, first and foremost of course Milady Branwen Chwilfrydig. She is... well, the leader or spokesperson of them.", I said, "It was actually one of my first trips abroad as a Princess and as my Father's Plus One, so which place was better then my home? I was given a cultural programme while Dad did Politics. And as such, I was seated next to her, who was already ancient, when Almadaldima was but a village of goat herders." I made a pause. "We talked. I don't know, about what, but by the end, she told me: Many things will vie for dominance in you, young cub. Your heart, your duty, your very soul and mind... you have many lessons to learn and many battles to fight. The days will come, when the fiercest battles are fought inside of you. Yet, strength will not win you that day. Nothing will win you that day."
I was silent, then shook my head.
"Sorry.", I said with a smile, "I don't know, why I remembered that suddenly." I smiled at Marcella. "Not even Dad knows, what Milady Branwen told me that day."

Nela, Prinzessin von Zieselhaven und Elms.
Port Aya, Hoshino.

I looked to Rena, who smiled and shrugged slightly.
Not exactly what I had in mind, I had just wanted more light for my friend studying the rock, but this actually did sound like a nice idea, however... Kaori had warned us about swimming here at high tide.
"We'll think about joining you later.", I said with a small smile, "For now, would you be a dear, young man, and give my friend some light?"
Rena waved in the shadows. "Would appreciate it!", she said, then added: "And I'd pay you off with ice cream!"
I had to snort in amusement.

Elin Blaidd, of Tralee Descent.
Kitan, Port Aurora.

I nodded. "Thank you for the advice.", I said and Branwen gave an agreeing hum. I leaned back in the bath. "You two wouldn't also happen to know a nice place, where one can get some drinks in nice company?"
"And where one can invite a friendly couple one met in a bath for a drink?", Branwen added with a smile.
That made me nod. That was a good idea, actually.
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Postby AHSCA » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:42 am

Kyrenaia wrote:Prince Damir ibn-Razia.
Sanda.
I smiled and waved at the question. "Thank you for the concern, but it is my pleasure.", I said.
One should know, that Kyrenaian Princes, especially those of the Ilkhanates were... shall we say... well off, which is to say, that 'stinking rich' was an understatement. That came with two caveats, though, as the territories owned by us (in my case, I was the Bey of Mawjayi and Khalsamak (the latter within the Khanate of Motya, which belonged to an uncle of mine), too, while for example Aurelia was Beyeha of Malakiard near Larsa) paid into our accounts, yes, but we paid everything there from our accounts as well, ideally for positive revenue. The other caveat was, that we had to pay a certain percentage of these profits to the superordinate level of rulership, in my case, that was the Khan of Motya and the Ilkhana of Utica respectively.
And then, there was the more normal owning of real estate, which of course resulted in us paying taxes like everyone else.
Of course, I did not mention any of that. If Tess knew, and judging by the name Dileva, it was not unlikely, that she was in a similar station, then she knew, if not... well, she knew, that I was a Kyrenaian Prince.
"More important question.", Yasmin asked, "If I may ask, how did the two of you meet?"


The Sanda

Satou was always thrilled to tell the story of how she met Tess. "Well actually, we met during the festival a few years ago! I work at the Kitan, I'm sure you've been there. Well I was working staff during the festival and there Tess was with her family, Tess the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen. Truly if I had questions about my orientation by then that question was firmly answered when I laid eyes on her. Well anyway, her parents decided to have a quiet evening for themselves, Tess was enjoying a little time alone but I really felt like she might be lonely sitting all by herself so I wanted to go sit with her. Oh to make the long story short, we got to talking, know each other better and next thing we know, here we are, married! We're splitting our time between here and Mervay often so getting the best of both our countries. Mervay is super beautiful I might say! But okay, not your turn!" Satou eagerly pushed them to share their first meeting story! She already forgotten they were nobles and was relaxed around them as if they were old friends or recent acquaintances.

--snip


The Kitan with Aurelia and Marcella

"Two specials coming on up!" Sapphire took the menus from the ladies and went to send their orders onto the kitchen.

"oh as a matter of fact, you're right, Miss Tsubaki is a Spiorad." Given Marcella had a positive report with the staff here, she's gotten to know the manager well. "She's told me quite a bit of her life, a life that's existed long before I was born. Incredible how she's seen this place grown from a kingdom, an empire, a loose clusters of islands to today's Duchy under my rule. I've even confided in her, that sometimes feels a little awkward someone as young as me should be Duchess when she has a lot of years and experience compared to me. I guess I'm just blessed to be my Mother's daughter. Speaking of, she wanted me to tell you hello for her and she's wishing you and your family well."

Hoshino

"Hehe an icy treat sounds great on a warm day like today so sure it's the least we can do." He chuckled as his girlfriend turned on the phone's flashlight giving a pretty good illumination.

"The light kind of makes some cool shadows!" The girl said as she illuminated the cave "It's pretty the way it hits the rock and grooves in the wall!"

The Kitan's Baths

"Huh good place to drink? Well if you're looking for a good watering whole, i'd suggest a nice pub on the edge of the port as well. Don't worry too much about drunken sailors, it's not that rough of a joint, the folks who run it are pretty nice actually and run a good joint. It's very informal because it is made more for the passing seamen and that but hey it'd kill two birds with one stone if you wanna go talk to some Island Hoppers."

"If you want a more formal classy place, there's always The Kitan, but I've heard of a newer place that's a little more out of the way and really upscale. Made for the high end foreign tourists and well to do islanders here."

"There's other nice little places scattered around the village as well that might be worth a try, these are the ones we know about the best."

Mervay wrote:Tsubaki
"Perhaps, and I wish you good luck in your search." Eduard smilied while he motioned for a waitress to come and give him the account of all the food. He still had to see the rest of town after all. "If I may make things easier, in case I find her, I'll promise to tell you where she is; if that's alright for you two?"


"Well that'd be great!" Sasha said really speaking for herself and her mother. Honestly Sasha was just as eager to meet the little girl and see the impact of her mother's time and service here.

"Ehe yes, that would be nice, thank you very much. I do hope we won't end up eating into your time at the Festival, this is a fun time for all."

"Yeah it's our first time but...Or I guess my first time because mom did enjoy one during her time here."

"Well I wouldn't say enjoy because I was on duty at the time but it was a nice sight to see."

Qassadia wrote:Cornelia found the display of the store's best goods with deep interest. Intrigued by the strange craftsmanship of not only the vase but also the painting and the masterfully crafted necklace that was presented to her. Her husband, Count Treize in the meanwhile did not even bother to pay attention to the transaction that his wife was cobbling up. What he truly desired at the moment was to get out of this accursed hellhole as soon as possible.

''Oh my, they are all so pretty!'' Exclaimed Cornelia in a fashion that was animated, as she turned her gaze to her husband, her lips grinning wide into a smile that showed her perfect white teeth,'' what do you think of this honey?'' The words of Cornelia made Treize feel a strong craving at the back of his mind, of pure irritability.

'' It is not my place to choose charms that are womanly in nature. All is up to do you.'' The Count swallowed his high-mindedness for a moment, telling Cornelia in that usual aristocratic attitude in which he was bred in, that he won't concern himself with such petty objects.

The Princess made a pouty face at this, but she allowed for it to slide by choosing to not bother commenting on her husband's act of rudeness.

''I absolutely love all of this. I'll take all of them for 100 000 US dollars if you find this sum to be acceptable.'' Cornelia said with an excited voice, before moving on,'' I don't mean to prod, but do you perhaps happen to own some more spiritual charms and other items of great importance? I am asking because I have a friend back in my country that collects such objects, who is always open to receiving more idols for his collection.''

Treize just rolled his eyes as the pushy Princess went on. He took out a smartphone from his pocket as he phoned back to the HMS Dauntless to have the sum his wife just mention to the two shopkeepers, to be withdrawn and taken to the place where they were at.

The Count did not care if the things she was bought would have turned out to have been dummies of whatever the real thing was. It was the folly of the First Princess to be burned in this case.

All while this was happening. Honchar had the rather unexpected opportunity of having to deal with an undercover policeman of whatever law-enforcement this nation had. Now that he had, Honchar pulled out nonchalantly his own badge, a butterfly-like creature that was excellently handcrafted and shaped from platinum.

''I am Andres Honchar, Knight-Agent of the Royal Guard to the Cassadian Royal Family. I have been tasked like all my colleagues to protect the safety of their persons of Her Highness Princess Cornelia Von Peacekraft and her Consort, Count Treize Khushrenada of Novobirsk.'' The man declared to the woman his identity, and while the disclosure of who he and in turn, his masters were, Honchar nevertheless hoped they would understand the kind of predicament he was in.


The idea they were willing to pay so much money was nothing short of staggering! "1-10D-thousand-Dollars?!" Ayane, the twin in purple was floored, flabbergasted that amounted to a real good chunk of Credits, even with how much would go to taxes it certainly would make good on the family's expenses for a good while. "Thank you so much! Your generosity is most welcome."

"Thank you for my sister and I!" Ayumi, the twin in pink was equally impressed and thankful. "Yes we do have some little trinkets we can give you." She pulled out a few more things, some little charm tags that had uplifting messages on them and wishes for good luck and prosperity and health. The last was a good little statue, a 17 centimeters tall, it was the two Goddess joined together. "Hand forged by our grandpapa. Crafted out of real stone and painted by us! This will run you about 200 Credits."

outside the man introduced himself as a bodyguard. That's good, because he's probably trained with proper weapons procedure, how to talk with law enforcement and not a gung ho wannabe cowboy. It also probably meant he was familiar with laws regarding firearms in the UIS.

"It's good to meet you, Mr. Honchar. I'm Captain Mayuri Akazaki, Aurora Police Officers. Just doing rounds, making sure all is well on the streets and things are fine. "I trust all is well here, no issues?" She could bring up the scene at the temple but she was going to let that slide so long as they didn't cause more issues.

Astares Amauricanum wrote:Joel Miller,
Kino, Corona
"Thank you very much for the advice Matron." I reply with a grateful nod. "Actually, speaking of gifts, do you sell some little trinkets or other things here at the Temple that would please Sunplena's child?" I ask.



Staff Sergeant Abigail "Abby" Anderson
Port Aya Hoshino.
"Thank you very much for your welcome and the nice meal and company! Enjoy the Festival too! See you soon!" I reply as we leave the restaurant and grab our bikes.
"So, where do we go now? Tabby's Point?" I ask to Owen.
"I was just about to suggest the same thing." he replies with a smile. "Alright, let's take a look at the map."
As he takes the map out of his backpack, he unfolds it, and we look at it for a few minutes in order to find a good way to go to the top of the mountain, that would allow our bikes to go through, and also give us somme good sightseeing points.
Once we have checked all of this, Owen puts the map back in his backpack, and we start to pedal towards Tabby's Point...


Corona

"We sure do! Go back inside the main hall and you'll see a little storefront in the wall, you can't miss it. I'm sure the girl at the desk can help you pick something cute out for the little one."

Hoshino

Tabby's Point was a pretty well marked trail to go up, signs and little stone path markers made it an easy ride and actually the climb wasn't too bad just a little more windy than a steep incline, like going up a very large hill almost. A few folks had gathered up at the top of the hill to get pictures, enjoy the scenery or pay tribute at the little monument.

Tabby (c. 1979-1999)

From this point, a 17 year old from Animalpolis sat upon this tall mound and spotted the first warships incoming. Tabby's swift alert helped save many more lives of women, children and those unable to fight back. For that, this point is named in her honor.
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Astares Amauricanum
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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:56 pm

Corona

"We sure do! Go back inside the main hall and you'll see a little storefront in the wall, you can't miss it. I'm sure the girl at the desk can help you pick something cute out for the little one."

Hoshino

Tabby's Point was a pretty well marked trail to go up, signs and little stone path markers made it an easy ride and actually the climb wasn't too bad just a little more windy than a steep incline, like going up a very large hill almost. A few folks had gathered up at the top of the hill to get pictures, enjoy the scenery or pay tribute at the little monument.

Tabby (c. 1979-1999)

From this point, a 17 year old from Animalpolis sat upon this tall mound and spotted the first warships incoming. Tabby's swift alert helped save many more lives of women, children and those unable to fight back. For that, this point is named in her honor.


Joel Miller,
Kino, Corona

"Thank you very much Matron!" I reply with a wide smile, before standing up. "I'll be right back." i say to Sarah, Tommy and Maria before walking towards the storefront.

As I arrive there, I indeed spot a girl at the desk.
"Good morning Miss." I say with a smile. "The Matron told me that yoi might help me find a gift for a little girl, whose mother I would like to court." I explain simply.

Tommy Miller
"Ah, ain't love grand?" I ask to Sarah and Maria as we see Joel walk away, happy as can be. They both nod back to me, before turning our attention back to the Matron.
"Speaking of courtship Matron," asks Maria, " can members of the Madokamism clergy marry, or are you and your colleagues sworn to a vow of celibacy?"



Staff Sergeant Abigail "Abby" Anderson
Port Aya Hoshino.

Indeed, we follow the path to Tabby's Point easily, snapping photos here and there of our beautiful surroundings.
After an hour or two, we arrive there, where already a few people, mostly locals, but also some tourists, (including a few Astarians like us, who wave to us and we wave back at them.)

First, we take a few pictures, of the sea and island all around us, of the ocean in the distance, and even a few selfies, including one where we unfold a small flag of our regiment, the 44th Ranger, before Owen puts it back in his bagpack.
Then, we approach the small monument, and we say a little prayer in whisper, praying to the local deities, Madoka and Homura, as well to Ymir and Astartes, our deities of the Afterlife and War, to ensure that Tabby's sould can rest in peace for eternity, and we also swear to ourselves that we won't let a situation like this happen again in the UIS.
Once it is done, I grab a small piece of wood that lies nearby, and after a few minutes of carving it with my knife, I end up with a small star, carved with 44th Ranger, Astares Amauricanum. RIP Tabby.
I put it down next to the monument, among other tribute trinkets and things, and step back, bowing my head and closing my eyes for a few seconds.
Once that is done, Owen and I walk back to the edge of the point, and sit down, letting the sun beam down on us as we enjoy the view.
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Postby Greater Orcadia » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:30 am

"Well when it's winter back home, it gets really low so all houses have heating. There is also a hotel made of ice" comments Nebo, "though where Tricia comes from, it's not too bad, more cold damp and wet in winter. Summer is nice, and the fall is beautiful"

It was at this point that Tricia chimed in
"Although it has to be said, the small islands here are nice, and when we head to the festivities it should be fun, unlike the plane and boat trip to get here."

"Don't remind me, I don't sail well on small boats, How do you cope?"

Tricia just shrugs
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Postby Qassadia » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:38 pm

AHSCA wrote:The idea they were willing to pay so much money was nothing short of staggering! "1-10D-thousand-Dollars?!" Ayane, the twin in purple was floored, flabbergasted that amounted to a real good chunk of Credits, even with how much would go to taxes it certainly would make good on the family's expenses for a good while. "Thank you so much! Your generosity is most welcome."

"Thank you for my sister and me!" Ayumi, the twin in pink, was equally impressed and thankful. "Yes, we do have some little trinkets we can give you." She pulled out a few more things, some little charm tags that had uplifting messages on them, and wishes for good luck and prosperity and health. The last was a good little statue, 17 centimeters tall, it was the two Goddess joined together. "Hand forged by our grandpapa. Crafted out of real stone and painted by us! This will run you about 200 Credits."

Outside, the man introduced himself as a bodyguard. That's good because he's probably trained with proper weapons procedure, how to talk with law enforcement and not a gung-ho wannabe cowboy. It also probably meant he was familiar with laws regarding firearms in the UIS.

"It's good to meet you, Mr. Honchar. I'm Captain Mayuri Akazaki, Aurora Police Officers. Just doing rounds, making sure all is well on the streets and things are fine."I trust all is well here, no issues?" She could bring up the scene at the temple but she was going to let that slide so long as they didn't cause more issues.


The Princess looked on with a warm, fuzzy feeling that building up in her stomach. Cornelia smiled at the sight of the two siblings who almost jumped with joy at the luck they had received from fate, which had certainly smiled down on their fortune. Cornelia in the face of this expressed sadness, reminding her of the days of her youth when she spent time looking after her two younger sisters; the studious, serious, and upstanding Euphemia and the cute, goofy Relena who always seemed to get in trouble for one or other reason being on the receiving end of their mother, Marianne's stern scoldings or her wrathful disciplinary spankings and ear-twisting.

Cornelia flustered at the thought, she snapped out of it and re-focused on the two pretty ladies whom she towered over.

''I am so glad, that you have agreed to this.'' Exclaimed with a subdued joy,'' as for these little charms and the statuette, I think the sum I am offering you will more than reimburse you for these intriguing trinkets you have so kindly offered us.'' Cornelia said with a bright, warm expression on her face. The Princess turned to her husband, with a needy expression.

''Did you call back for our Knights back on the Yacht - what did they say?'' Cornelia inquired of her husband, o' so sweetly. At this sight, Treize could do nothing but smile.

''They'll be here as fast as they can. Unless the customs slow them down because of the money they'll carry with them.'' The count replied drily.

''Oh, that's great, how wonderful!'' Exclaimed Cornelia, before she turned back to the two girls, who looked up to them. She clasped her hands behind the waist of her violin-shaped hourglass, her high jiggly bosom rocked slightly as she leaned on one of the counters. '' My hubby called for one of our servants back at the yacht to deliver the aforementioned sum. Though customs will slow them down, as they did so in our case. While this is going on, may I ask more about your country - I am very curious to know about your land?''

Meanwhile, at the store's entrance, Honchar had surprisingly bumped heads with someone who identified herself as someone from the island's Law - Enforcement. No doubt having followed them because of his mistress agitated ruckus back at the temple. He nevertheless reciprocated the plain-clothed policewoman gesture, as he showed his own badge and identification. All in a neat passport-format with the Emblem of the Royal Guard on the cover of it, opening it up showing his ID.

''I apologize if Her Highness has caused you to take note of her. She can be rather opinionated and passionate about matters that fancy her interest. If you don't have anything other of relevance to bring to me, then I think it would be for the best if we go on about our separate ways.'' Honchar said, hoping to shoo away this unexpected nuisance as fast as possible.


“All men are NOT created equal! Some are born smarter, or more beautiful, or with parents of greater status. Some, by contrast, are born of weak body or mind, or with few, if any, talents. All men are different! Yes, the very existence of man is discriminatory. That’s why there are wars, violence, and unrest.”Emperor Charles (VII) Von Peacecraft

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Postby AHSCA » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:10 pm

Astares Amauricanum wrote:Joel Miller,
Kino, Corona
"Thank you very much Matron!" I reply with a wide smile, before standing up. "I'll be right back." i say to Sarah, Tommy and Maria before walking towards the storefront.

As I arrive there, I indeed spot a girl at the desk.
"Good morning Miss." I say with a smile. "The Matron told me that yoi might help me find a gift for a little girl, whose mother I would like to court." I explain simply.

Tommy Miller
"Ah, ain't love grand?" I ask to Sarah and Maria as we see Joel walk away, happy as can be. They both nod back to me, before turning our attention back to the Matron.
"Speaking of courtship Matron," asks Maria, " can members of the Madokamism clergy marry, or are you and your colleagues sworn to a vow of celibacy?"


Staff Sergeant Abigail "Abby" Anderson
Port Aya Hoshino.
Indeed, we follow the path to Tabby's Point easily, snapping photos here and there of our beautiful surroundings.
After an hour or two, we arrive there, where already a few people, mostly locals, but also some tourists, (including a few Astarians like us, who wave to us and we wave back at them.)

First, we take a few pictures, of the sea and island all around us, of the ocean in the distance, and even a few selfies, including one where we unfold a small flag of our regiment, the 44th Ranger, before Owen puts it back in his bagpack.
Then, we approach the small monument, and we say a little prayer in whisper, praying to the local deities, Madoka and Homura, as well to Ymir and Astartes, our deities of the Afterlife and War, to ensure that Tabby's sould can rest in peace for eternity, and we also swear to ourselves that we won't let a situation like this happen again in the UIS.
Once it is done, I grab a small piece of wood that lies nearby, and after a few minutes of carving it with my knife, I end up with a small star, carved with 44th Ranger, Astares Amauricanum. RIP Tabby.
I put it down next to the monument, among other tribute trinkets and things, and step back, bowing my head and closing my eyes for a few seconds.
Once that is done, Owen and I walk back to the edge of the point, and sit down, letting the sun beam down on us as we enjoy the view.


Corona

The Matron answered, "We can indeed marry and date and do anything most people do. You can also work as a part time Priestess which some like to do as a way to give a little more back to their communities or just be of help during Festival times when we are so busy."

The young shop tending Priestess had wrapped up with a couple of customers before as another approached her with a simple request getting a little thing for a child of someone who had caught his eye, pretty common for those wanting to date widows, divorcees or single-parent adopters. "Aaah yeah, needing a little charm I get'cha. Lemme think.." She paused a moment to ponder, every child was a little different and liked different things, some were satisfied with a little treat to eat, some wanted something more substantial so to speak. "I think I have the perfect little gift for the small one." She reached under the counter pulling out a small doll that was hand crafted doll that was made to look like any Corona Islander. "This should do well, it's been popular with many children today, this is my last one so you're in luck. Two Credits and it's all yours."




Hoshino

With the visitors at the edge now again the sparkling sunshine made the water shimmer with beauty. Another young female arrived at the point with a cloth to clean and tidy up the monument and she took notice of the little message left behind. It was heat warming to say the least, many tourists paid their respects in their own ways and some also were sweet to leave flowers or messages and well she wanted to thank them. "Excuse me? By chance did you leave this nice little message at the monument? That was so kind of you. Uh sorry I'm Mayna, Tabby was my grandmother."

Greater Orcadia wrote:"Well when it's winter back home, it gets really low so all houses have heating. There is also a hotel made of ice" comments Nebo, "though where Tricia comes from, it's not too bad, more cold damp and wet in winter. Summer is nice, and the fall is beautiful"

It was at this point that Tricia chimed in
"Although it has to be said, the small islands here are nice, and when we head to the festivities it should be fun, unlike the plane and boat trip to get here."

"Don't remind me, I don't sail well on small boats, How do you cope?"

Tricia just shrugs


"Ice hotel huh? Brrr sounds too cold for me but does sound pretty interesting. Small boats are no issue for me or my little one. Well for me, I was raised with a fisherman father and older brother so I helped out a lot with them back as a little cat. So small boats are no issue for me. Frankly I welcome whatever the sea throws at me, bring it on, I say!"

Qassadia wrote:The Princess looked on with a warm, fuzzy feeling that building up in her stomach. Cornelia smiled at the sight of the two siblings who almost jumped with joy at the luck they had received from fate, which had certainly smiled down on their fortune. Cornelia in the face of this expressed sadness, reminding her of the days of her youth when she spent time looking after her two younger sisters; the studious, serious, and upstanding Euphemia and the cute, goofy Relena who always seemed to get in trouble for one or other reason being on the receiving end of their mother, Marianne's stern scoldings or her wrathful disciplinary spankings and ear-twisting.

Cornelia flustered at the thought, she snapped out of it and re-focused on the two pretty ladies whom she towered over.

''I am so glad, that you have agreed to this.'' Exclaimed with a subdued joy,'' as for these little charms and the statuette, I think the sum I am offering you will more than reimburse you for these intriguing trinkets you have so kindly offered us.'' Cornelia said with a bright, warm expression on her face. The Princess turned to her husband, with a needy expression.

''Did you call back for our Knights back on the Yacht - what did they say?'' Cornelia inquired of her husband, o' so sweetly. At this sight, Treize could do nothing but smile.

''They'll be here as fast as they can. Unless the customs slow them down because of the money they'll carry with them.'' The count replied drily.

''Oh, that's great, how wonderful!'' Exclaimed Cornelia, before she turned back to the two girls, who looked up to them. She clasped her hands behind the waist of her violin-shaped hourglass, her high jiggly bosom rocked slightly as she leaned on one of the counters. '' My hubby called for one of our servants back at the yacht to deliver the aforementioned sum. Though customs will slow them down, as they did so in our case. While this is going on, may I ask more about your country - I am very curious to know about your land?''

Meanwhile, at the store's entrance, Honchar had surprisingly bumped heads with someone who identified herself as someone from the island's Law - Enforcement. No doubt having followed them because of his mistress agitated ruckus back at the temple. He nevertheless reciprocated the plain-clothed policewoman gesture, as he showed his own badge and identification. All in a neat passport-format with the Emblem of the Royal Guard on the cover of it, opening it up showing his ID.

''I apologize if Her Highness has caused you to take note of her. She can be rather opinionated and passionate about matters that fancy her interest. If you don't have anything other of relevance to bring to me, then I think it would be for the best if we go on about our separate ways.'' Honchar said, hoping to shoo away this unexpected nuisance as fast as possible.


"Thank you again madam. We'd be delighted to tell you anything you'd like to know that we can tell you anyway. I mean my sister and I are pretty young but we do go to school so we can probably tell you plenty. Right, Ayumi?"

"I sure hope so, Ayane!"


Outside the shop the Officer listened attentively and nodded.

"She did raise a real ruckus. I wanted to say I was concerned for your safety and security here but you seem to have it well in hand. Just want you all to be careful and have a nice festival. If you have issues though I do urge you to talk to any officer you see, most of them are in uniform, a few like myself are patrolling as plain clothed." He seemed a little eager to get rid of her, so she should be on her way. "All right, just be safe now."
-I willingly keep AHSCA relatively poor and underdeveloped, why? Everyone on NS is a developed nation already-
-CONCLUDED: 2020 AHSCA General Congressional Elections
-NS Factbooks here-

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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:59 am

Corona

The Matron answered, "We can indeed marry and date and do anything most people do. You can also work as a part time Priestess which some like to do as a way to give a little more back to their communities or just be of help during Festival times when we are so busy."

The young shop tending Priestess had wrapped up with a couple of customers before as another approached her with a simple request getting a little thing for a child of someone who had caught his eye, pretty common for those wanting to date widows, divorcees or single-parent adopters. "Aaah yeah, needing a little charm I get'cha. Lemme think.." She paused a moment to ponder, every child was a little different and liked different things, some were satisfied with a little treat to eat, some wanted something more substantial so to speak. "I think I have the perfect little gift for the small one." She reached under the counter pulling out a small doll that was hand crafted doll that was made to look like any Corona Islander. "This should do well, it's been popular with many children today, this is my last one so you're in luck. Two Credits and it's all yours."



Hoshino

With the visitors at the edge now again the sparkling sunshine made the water shimmer with beauty. Another young female arrived at the point with a cloth to clean and tidy up the monument and she took notice of the little message left behind. It was heat warming to say the least, many tourists paid their respects in their own ways and some also were sweet to leave flowers or messages and well she wanted to thank them. "Excuse me? By chance did you leave this nice little message at the monument? That was so kind of you. Uh sorry I'm Mayna, Tabby was my grandmother."


Joel Miller,
Kino, Corona


"Okay, here it is." I reply as I hand the Priestess two Island Credits, before taking the doll with a smile. "Thank you very much, have a nice Festival." I add as I put the doll in my bag and walk back towards where my family and the Matron are talking.

"So, did you find something good for Sunplena's kid?" asks Tommy as I sit back with the group.
"Yup." I reply as I show them briefly the doll, Tommy Maria and Sarah nodding with smiles. "So, what did you talked about?" I ask.
"The Matron was explaining to us how the Madokamism clergy members are allowed to marry, and some of them are only part time Priestesses." replies Sarah.
"Oh, interesting. By the way, for how much time an Islander needs to undergo training before becoming a Priest or Priestess?" I ask the Matron.




Staff Sergeant Abigail "Abby" Anderson
Port Aya Hoshino.


As we enjoy the scenery, we spot a young girl with a cloth approaching the monument, then looking at the small trinker we left, thenlooking towards us and approaching Owen and me.
"Indeed it was us." I reply with a smile as I stay seated, looking lightly up to Mayna "Nice to meet you Mayna. I'm Abigail, but you can call me Abby. This handsome guy here is my colleague Owen." I continue as I designate my squadmate.
"Nice to meet you Miss Manya." he says with a smile and a nod.
"We're glad you enjoy it. As you may see, we both belong to a military unit currently stationed in the Islas Malditas. Even though we're soldiers, we don't enjoy all the aspects of war, such as the deaths of innocents such as your grandmother. So that's what we wanted to convey by leaving this little token here. To show that for us, your grandmother is a hero."
Embassy Program
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I don't use NS stats
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Postby Greater Orcadia » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:56 am

"Ice hotel huh? Brrr sounds too cold for me but does sound pretty interesting. Small boats are no issue for me or my little one. Well for me, I was raised with a fisherman father and older brother so I helped out a lot with them back as a little cat. So small boats are no issue for me. Frankly I welcome whatever the sea throws at me, bring it on, I say!"


Tricia smiles, yup. I can sleep quite well on a ship, the large ferries that take vehicles have a nice slow movement and tend to rock me to sleep and so long as they chain down the trucks i have no worries at sea.

Nebo listens carefully, "so what do you do for a living?" She asks
Greater Orcadia is based on the R/L nation of Great Britain and Ireland set in the modern time and the nation remains firmly within the European Union. It is played by the same person behind the Aurora Confederacy

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