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    Lunarisse Aspenstar

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    RP - How do you solve a problem like Charity?

    Post by Lunarisse Aspenstar on Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:41 am

    A surprisingly comfortable space in the Emperor Family Station in the Amarr system.The walls are paneled with dark wood. Periodically there are cross-hatched sections that serve to store wine bottles horizontally. The temperature is cool. There are multiple tables and booths with sumptious velvet red cushions. Stained glass lanterns and lights providing soft lighting. Each table has a wine & beverage list with a range of wines, ales, liquors and non-alcoholic drinks such as tea. A simple menu is also on each table that indicates that complimentary bread and assorted cheeses and fruits are provided to those who order by the bottle. Along one wall is a suit of golden armor with ceremonial sword and a tabard for the theology counsel that is cut for a femine figure along with a Picture. A square parquet dance floor is in the center of the room. The proprietor Vincentus Azizora and attentive wait staff are all baseliners.A Dinner Menu is available. Besides, an elegant dinner, an array of standard bar foods from throughout the Empire are available at other times (but no fried critters). A small ad in the menu refers to Bel's Splendid Ice Cream .A small sign on the bar says "Proudly serving Lodovica's Vitae"


    [ 2015.06.10 01:33:44 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote enters from the kitchen and, frowning, begins to polish the bar with a towel.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:38:10 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote Hums a Tune to himself as he works his way along the bar.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:40:28 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote unconsciously smooths his jacket, and frowns as he feels his paunch, muscle gone to seed.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:42:23 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote walks into the Grape, taking a quick look to see who is in and somewhat relieved that it's not overly populated by listening patrons.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:42:23 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote signs and continues to polish the bar.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:42:56 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote places the towel in a resting spot out of sight. "Hello Milord, it is good to see you" he booms.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:43:36 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Your usual seat, Milord?"
    [ 2015.06.10 01:43:46 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote crosses the distance to the bar and Vincentus a bit more quickly than someone on a casual visit. "Evening Vincentus, thank you."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:44:25 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote takes his typical perch, not a little disappointed that he's not around as often as he'd like to be.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:45:58 ] Vincentus Azizora > "It's been a while, Milord, What can I get you?"
    [ 2015.06.10 01:46:40 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "Too long I've been...busy. Nothing for me just now, I have a terrific headache."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:47:46 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote he adds with a salesman's smile, "If you'd like to partake though it might make the favor I'm going to ask easier."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:48:02 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote shakes his head with amusement "A bartender never drinks on duty."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:48:46 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote gives a well I tried grin, "Probably for the best."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:49:01 ] Vincentus Azizora > "I'll brew you a Kador Tea, it is good for headaches"
    [ 2015.06.10 01:49:23 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote gestures with his hands as if to say "sure".
    [ 2015.06.10 01:49:52 ] Vincentus Azizora > "The new tactical destroyers messing up your market speculations?" as he takes the necessary steps to brew tea.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:51:21 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "No. It's hard to speculate in new platforms if you don't have direct access to manufacturing operations. The ships can only come down in price after release, hard to secure them for profitable resale in that atmosphere."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:51:52 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote smiles, "My headache is due to good old fashioned injury. I hit it on something."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:51:57 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "These things will happen."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:53:37 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote chuckles and slides over a cup of tea to Ibrahim
    [ 2015.06.10 01:54:37 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote accepts it and sips, now quite glad that Vincentus didn't take his previous "nothing for me" order without a making a counter offer.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:54:37 ] Vincentus Azizora > "So what is the favor you require Milord? You need only ask"
    [ 2015.06.10 01:54:52 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "I'm sure you recall Miss Black?"
    [ 2015.06.10 01:55:02 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote takes another sip while keeping his eyes on Vincentus.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:55:06 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Yes, bitchy, mouthy, drank my stock and backtalked customers"
    [ 2015.06.10 01:55:22 ] Vincentus Azizora > "She vanished and good riddance to her. You really should consider TCMCs"
    [ 2015.06.10 01:55:38 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote makes a face that, were it a noise, it would be a groan.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:55:59 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote takes out his towel and with a frown polishes a slightly stained spot on the bar.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:56:21 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "She is the second most troublesome slave I have ever had. And I don't feel equipped to deal with her, I was glad in a way when she disappeared."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:56:31 ] Vincentus Azizora > "God works in mysterious ways"
    [ 2015.06.10 01:56:50 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "He delightas in it. At any rate, I at least hoped that maybe she had found some peace."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:57:08 ] Vincentus Azizora > "The peace of the grave no doubt when her liver expired"
    [ 2015.06.10 01:57:33 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "That is one of the more positive possible scenarios for her most recent death."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:58:06 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Ah. Well. One shouldn't speak ill of the dead. I'll say no more and may God have mercy on her soul""
    [ 2015.06.10 01:58:53 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote nods solemnly.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:59:05 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > ((Internet coughed))
    [ 2015.06.10 01:59:13 ] Vincentus Azizora > Vincentus Azizora > "Ah. Well. One shouldn't speak ill of the dead. I'll say no more and may God have mercy on her soul""
    [ 2015.06.10 01:59:19 ] Vincentus Azizora > Vincentus Azizora > /emote nods solemnly.
    [ 2015.06.10 01:59:43 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "We can have mercy on more than her soul."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:59:47 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "She's on the station."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:59:49 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "Alive."
    [ 2015.06.10 01:59:51 ] Vincentus Azizora > ....
    [ 2015.06.10 02:00:10 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Have you dispatched a slave catcher and hounds Milord?"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:00:35 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "In a manner of speaking."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:00:44 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Good." He nods.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:00:55 ] Vincentus Azizora > 'I am sure she will make a fine addition to a salt mine somewhere"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:01:34 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote makes the same groan face again and shakes his head, "That is exactly what I should do with her. I've probably known that from day one."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:01:40 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "For some reason though I just can't."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:01:51 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote continues to polish the bar.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:02:22 ] Thal Vadam > /emote steps into the Grape, dressed in black robes
    [ 2015.06.10 02:02:46 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "She has expressed an extreme dislike for TCMCs as well, which obviously would be an even better solution. To her it seemed a fate worse than death."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:03:03 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Hello Templar Vadam" he booms. "Your usual spot and drink, Milord?" Then turns his attention back to Ibrahim briefly.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:03:08 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote waves Thal over wearily. Misery loves company.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:03:37 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Are you sure she has nothing on you, Milord?"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:03:57 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote quirks an eyebrow, "On me?"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:04:01 ] Vincentus Azizora > "You haven't fucked her and left her with a kid have you" he asks bluntly. "
    [ 2015.06.10 02:04:22 ] Thal Vadam > /emote nods at Vincentus "Aye" He steps up to Ibrahim
    [ 2015.06.10 02:05:21 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote pours a glass of Thal's usual and slides it over to where Thal is standing along the bar.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:05:33 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote, reacting much differently than he might have a couple years ago, gives a dry grin, "No. I have many faults but that sort of behavior has never been in my wheelhouse."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:05:42 ] Thal Vadam > /emote takes the glass and sips
    [ 2015.06.10 02:05:45 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Ah. Well then." He nods.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:07:18 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote resumes polishing the bar "So what are you going to about her?"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:07:19 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "I wouldn't be half surprised to find out that that's the kind of attention she would delight in. She clearly has some emptiness to be filled."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:07:57 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "Well, she's being held by personnel in her quarters which I brought when I met her two nights ago. She's been forcibly kept sober since."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:08:09 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "That demand came with no end of wailing."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:08:26 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Suffering is the chisel with which God forms us"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:08:31 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Good."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:09:06 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "She clearly needs somewhere to be, something to do. I obviously can't have her traveling with me. Not that she would enjoy that."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:09:18 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "Frankly, I can't even let her off the station."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:09:54 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote says as diplomatically as he can manage, "I was rather hoping you would allow her to resume her duties here. On a provisional basis, of course."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:10:01 ] Vincentus Azizora > ...
    [ 2015.06.10 02:10:14 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote places the towel down and simply stares at Ibrahim.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:10:18 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "I know it's not, um, ideal."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:11:33 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Respectfully, Milord, you are not my liege. Why should I agree to let that lush back into this restuarant?"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:12:07 ] Thal Vadam > /emote sips his drink as he listens
    [ 2015.06.10 02:12:10 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "Well, to start. She won't be a lush. I'm having a solution to that problem programmed now."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:12:29 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote says bluntly "explain."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:14:30 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "She'll be injected with some programmed nanomachines, designed to remain in her system until commanded to become inert. They inhibit, well actually wholly prevent, the breakdown of acetaldehyde, which is what ethanol is processed into after ingestion."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:15:12 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "A small amount of alcohol will result in all the symptoms of a massive hangover. Instantly. No drunken stage in between."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:15:42 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Holy Empress.... is that safe to allow in a beverage server?"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:15:51 ] Vincentus Azizora > "If the nanites.. spread from her I could be ruined"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:16:02 ] Vincentus Azizora > "RUINED!"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:16:29 ] Vincentus Azizora > "I'll be rooned before the day is out"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:16:40 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote motions a calming hand. "Yes, yes. It's perfectly safe. They cannot operate in another body."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:17:02 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "It's an extreme but already well-tested tool used by doctors in alcoholic rehabilitation."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:17:35 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Send me the literature and I'll review it."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:17:53 ] Vincentus Azizora > "What about her manners? I'll not tolerate her being short with paying customers again"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:18:18 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "I'm afraid they don't make nanobots for that."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:18:45 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Will you guarantee her good behaviour?"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:19:02 ] Thal Vadam > /emote sips his drink
    [ 2015.06.10 02:19:15 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "I don't think anyone could."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:19:27 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote looks at Thal "So what do you think. Should I listen to this man?"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:21:17 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote waggles his brows at Ibrahim and then stares at Thal.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:21:36 ] Thal Vadam > "Lord Ibrahim? I personally believe charity should be given a second chance..."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:22:51 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote leans towards Vincentus and Thal with a genuince questioning air, "Give me your honest opinion, and Vincentus you've spent more time with her than even me. Do you think if I threatened her with salt mines and a TCMC she would make this work?"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:23:33 ] Vincentus Azizora > "She needs the fear of God put in her."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:23:39 ] Thal Vadam > /emote raises an eyebrow "A TCMC?"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:24:18 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "A transcranial microcontroller. It's a device which, once installed in a slave's brain it, well, regulates behavior."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:24:28 ] Vincentus Azizora > "That or Vitoc"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:25:08 ] Thal Vadam > "I know what it is, I also know it is only legal in the Kingdom"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:27:24 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Not true, Templar"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:27:37 ] Vincentus Azizora > The Theology Council has expressly refused to ban it.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:27:57 ] Vincentus Azizora > It is rather left the wisdom of individual holders, such as Lord Tash Murkon here.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:28:01 ] Vincentus Azizora > Who is a wise man.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:28:20 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "Yes. They are rather, well, they're not popular let's say. But some houses, the real Tash-Murkon's for instance, are happy adopters of the technology."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:28:36 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "I'll blush Vincentus."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:28:52 ] Vincentus Azizora > "and who will also wisely decide how to make this... folly.. worth my while."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:28:57 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote stares at Ibrahim.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:29:41 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "The second most troublesome of any slave ever and by far the most expensive."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:30:02 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Again, Milord, why not cut your losses?"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:30:16 ] Thal Vadam > /emote sighs and sips his drink
    [ 2015.06.10 02:30:17 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "I don't know."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:30:32 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "If you can figure that out you let me know and I'll buy you a planet."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:30:56 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "In the mean time, I'd be happy to make a second deposit against losses you might incur while slave sitting."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:31:35 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Templar, how would you deal with this? Would you take this man's offer if you were in my shoes"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:34:21 ] Thal Vadam > "No, I wouldn't. I'd just establish boundaries for the girl, and punish her should she break them"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:34:49 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Boundaries do need to be firmly established, even with your threatend punishment":
    [ 2015.06.10 02:35:06 ] Vincentus Azizora > "No drinking on duty. the utmost respect and decorum at all times"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:35:27 ] Vincentus Azizora > "she must be punctual and diligent in her duties."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:36:00 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "We are of the same mind on that."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:37:12 ] Vincentus Azizora > As for a deposit, I will accept 1% of your net worth, isk and hardware.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:37:29 ] Thal Vadam > "But TCMCs...disgusting"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:37:42 ] Vincentus Azizora > I don't know what this woman means to you, but to me this is my retirement and livelihood.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:38:08 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote says to Thal "It's a threat."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:38:37 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "And whatever she's worth, Vincentus, she's not worth that. It would be more feasibly to build a bar and higher patrons."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:38:43 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > ((hire*))
    [ 2015.06.10 02:39:15 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "I think the previous deposit, 100 million, is more than adequate. After all, she can't have caused that much damage during her tenure."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:40:27 ] Vincentus Azizora > "This is the second time. I'd want that plus another 50% in 'hold over' statis. 150 million should be sufficient to protection me." He looks at Ibrahim
    [ 2015.06.10 02:40:37 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "Done."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:41:22 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "Let me gauge Charity's response when I lay down these ground rules. If she seems capable of best using this second chance it's a deal."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:41:31 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Alright then."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:41:43 ] Vincentus Azizora > After you've apprised her of our arrangemnets and the expectations, and she confirms to you that she is capable, let me know and I will authorize her employee access"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:41:55 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "If not, I will have her personally mine the salt for each of your tables for the remainder of her sad life."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:42:11 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote chuckles and resumes polishing the bar.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:42:21 ] Thal Vadam > /emote sighs and sips his drink
    [ 2015.06.10 02:42:36 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "Thank you. I appreciate it, I just don't know what to do with her."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:43:44 ] Vincentus Azizora > "it is rare to have second chances, indeed scripture would seem to forbid it"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:44:12 ] Vincentus Azizora > "But then she was never.... cognitiant enough for the last chance to count"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:44:48 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote stands up. "Plus, if God didn't want her to have a second chance He might have made sure her backup clone never awoke."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:45:11 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Perhaps."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:45:24 ] Vincentus Azizora > "good night, Milord, I hope your headache is alleviated"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:45:50 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote stands. "Good night. I'm going to go lie down, it was much worse a few days ago."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:46:17 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote bows slightly "I am here to serve".
    [ 2015.06.10 02:47:06 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote bows his head, not entirely certain that Vincentus wasn't also (wisely) taking slight advantage of Ibrahim's misfortune. "We'll be in touch."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:47:14 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > "Good night Templar."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:47:46 ] Ibrahim Tash-Murkon > /emote exits, the look of a man thoughfully working on a difficult puzzle which refuses to be beaten.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:47:48 ] Thal Vadam > /emote sips his drink and seemingly ignores Ibrahim
    [ 2015.06.10 02:49:15 ] Vincentus Azizora > "How are you Templar, it has been some time."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:49:49 ] Thal Vadam > "Just great..."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:50:42 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote nods "Can I get you something else before I go off shift?"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:51:01 ] Thal Vadam > "A refill..."
    [ 2015.06.10 02:51:31 ] Vincentus Azizora > "of course, on the house for a fellow Solider"
    [ 2015.06.10 02:51:49 ] Vincentus Azizora > /emote refills Thal's drink and slides it over.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:51:59 ] Thal Vadam > /emote slides Vincentus his glass
    [ 2015.06.10 02:52:12 ] Thal Vadam > (( sighs ))
    [ 2015.06.10 02:52:39 ] Thal Vadam > /emote takes his glass and nods at Vincentus. sipping quietly
    [ 2015.06.10 02:54:28 ] Vincentus Azizora > "Good night Templar." He takes his towel and walks off into the kitchen.
    [ 2015.06.10 02:55:00 ] Thal Vadam > /emote sits alone in the grape and sips his drink

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