Channel Name: Hisoufad "AQUA"
Hisoufad’s planets are a study in inhability. Gas, barren, and oceanic-classified planets stretch across the meager system, minor Holders and corporate land having their roots in each orb. Fisheries, desalinization plants, and tourism are the primary sources of income for the more watery places.This is especially true for Hisoufad XI, its natural gravity low enough to warrant local gravity wells simply so visitors and platforms alike aren’t thrown into the raging, unpredictable seas. Asteroids orbit in close velocity of the planet, each massive rock attributing a firm tug on the surface of the endless sea, low-gravity waves and tides warranting many to flock to the planet for a sense of otherworldliness. Whenever Luna arrives around the general time Zeke suggested, the ever distant sun lies absent on the horizon, its warm glow erratic against the silhouettes of crashing waves. The air is thin and, if she’s used to rich oxygen, hard to breathe in.The massive rig of a platform she arrives on is a sprawling structure, eccentric but true to Amarr design philosophies. After a well-tailored pair of slaves escorts her inside, she is directed to a central elevator. It takes her down, down, down… windows illuminated by light buoys chained to some anchor that stretches an endless length below. The elevator stops on the indicated floor.The restaurant is indicated only by a double doorway, hardwood paneling, and a plaque above it that reads, “AQUA,” in some fancy font. Through said doors is an arching half-tube of glass, sea life swarming above and around the establishment. Hard wood, the same as the doorway, lines the floor in exactly cut planks, polished and firm. Similar tables line the far walls of either side of the entry room. No one sits in this room. Zeke did mention he would be further in, regardless.The second room is… well… expensive, to say the least. Styled after a lounge, it is clear it was designed for some form of high-class family or corporate outing. Zeke – in his influence, wealth, or both – managed to reserve it. All, actually. He sits in one of the chairs, eyes staring out into the swirling blue of the planet’s depths. He doesn’t notice her when she enters.
[ 2015.09.09 01:46:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote enters. Her hair is Braided and she is dressed in an elegent full length lace black dress , having checked on the venue's ratings before coming. Nothing prepared for her for the sight however, and her eyes widen as she takes it in.
[ 2015.09.09 01:48:16 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote surveys the room, her eyes lingering on the colorful fish, then she sees Zekiel and smiles brighly "Hello Sir!" she calls out quietly as she makes her way over.
[ 2015.09.09 01:52:30 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote turns in his seat, perking up. His face is fatigued, eyes a bit baggy, and though his face carries weight, he smiles. It's a small thing, genuine yet reserved. "Hello, Luna," he begins, standing from his seat. "Pleased to finally meet once more."
[ 2015.09.09 01:53:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "The pleasure is mine." Slung on her shoulder is a small purse which she removes.
[ 2015.09.09 01:55:16 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote is unaccustomed to court greetings, defaulting to whatever feels natural. With a slight bend at the waist, he bows at her, one arm lightly swooping under him. Following that, he quickly withdraws the only other chair next to him.
[ 2015.09.09 01:55:40 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote forgot to mention he has his usual doctor-style bag sitting on the tabletop, to his right. It's not the side Luna would be sitting, should she choose to sit next to him.
[ 2015.09.09 01:56:44 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote slips into the offered chair with a murmered "thank you". She places her purse on the other side of her. She tilts her head at Zekiel with a faint smile hovering on her lips "I admit I assumed a place like this would be more crowded?"
[ 2015.09.09 01:58:05 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote only sits when she does, smile broadening. "Yes, well, when a Holder owes your House a debt for providing said Holder with some of the finest samples of cephalopods, one finds it easy to ... well, reserve the whole place."
[ 2015.09.09 01:59:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote giggles softly in response and visibly relaxes, knowing that she does not have to worry about the entire restaurant eavesdropping. "Well I am flattered you called that debt in for this little discussion and meal".
[ 2015.09.09 02:02:39 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote goes back to observing the odd wildlife, erratic and lively. His eyes flicker to her whenever he speaks. "He and I are friends, in a sense. Business partners in another. It's likely he would let me do this again, especially for someone as, ah..."
[ 2015.09.09 02:02:46 ] Zekiel Iyhr > Prestegious as you, I suppose.
[ 2015.09.09 02:04:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote blushes "You are a flatterer. I am just a commoner as you well know. I could never match up with a Lord" But her smile betrays she is pleased by the compliment.
[ 2015.09.09 02:05:48 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote pretends to not notice. He's bad at pretend, though. "You have done well to the Empire, and your efforts haven't gone unnoticed. I am sure He is pleased with you as much as others are."
[ 2015.09.09 02:06:27 ] Zekiel Iyhr > Bah, but listen to me. I am but an old man running my mouth when there's business at hand.
[ 2015.09.09 02:08:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote mildly admonishes in response and passes over the compliment (which she well noticed) "You very handsome as you should well know." After a pause "But first before we go to business can you recommend anything from the menu?"
[ 2015.09.09 02:11:04 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote gazes at Zekiel, briefly brushing back a stray hair out of her face absently.
[ 2015.09.09 02:26:21 ] Zekiel Iyhr > I suggest the, what's it called... it's a grilled fish, very flaky and light, glazed in peach and pepper salsa. Starts with an H. The waiter would recognize it.
[ 2015.09.09 02:29:25 ] Zekiel Iyhr > We can signal them whenever we need.
[ 2015.09.09 02:30:10 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. "Alright." She glances at the menu "I think I will also get the scallops (or planetary equivalent) with bacon as an appetizer. Would you like to share?"
[ 2015.09.09 02:32:59 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote nods. "That would be delightful."
[ 2015.09.09 02:33:09 ] Zekiel Iyhr > A good snack, in a sense.
[ 2015.09.09 02:34:09 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well do go ahead and signal them. I think settling our stomachs would help us focus."
[ 2015.09.09 02:35:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Do they have wine or any cocktails you'd suggest?"
[ 2015.09.09 02:38:44 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote hums, raising his hand gently. He speaks up with a few words, and a suited waitstaff appears from a doorway hidden from around a corner. He puts in their order and signals him to wait, turning back to Luna. "None to my knowledge."
[ 2015.09.09 02:38:56 ] Zekiel Iyhr > But that is because I have poor taste in alcohol. Want a wine menu?
[ 2015.09.09 02:40:52 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote glances at the coral reef and the colorful fish "I think a beach cocktail would be nice"
[ 2015.09.09 02:44:36 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote // The waiter nods, heading off.
[ 2015.09.09 02:45:50 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote huffs, relaxing. He's not too comfortable around strangers, it would seem. That being said, he relaxes around Luna. "Bah, anyway."
[ 2015.09.09 02:47:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles cheerily and pulls out her datapad.
[ 2015.09.09 02:48:02 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Did you get my ideas and wish lists?" She tilts her head expectantly.
[ 2015.09.09 02:50:04 ] Zekiel Iyhr > Yes, I did. It's rather well put together, and I'm very much in enjoyment over it. It's been so long since I've been able to contribute anything to anyone in such a way.
[ 2015.09.09 02:52:49 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Wonderful" She smiles. "It's such a variety I truly felt overwhelmed"
[ 2015.09.09 02:56:32 ] Zekiel Iyhr > Tell me about the whole fair festival event, whatnot.
[ 2015.09.09 02:58:24 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Ms. Lyn Farel of the Society is trying to conduct a series of Expositions to highlight different aspects of new Eden. This is to help perhaps help people to understand other cultures. I view it as a chance to show parts of the Empire to those who -c
[ 2015.09.09 02:58:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > might be too closed minded or lack the opportunity to see beyond a lurid Gallente holo reel"
[ 2015.09.09 03:01:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote purses her lips slightly. "Lady D'hanguest is doing a Khanid puppet show"
[ 2015.09.09 03:01:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I am of course trying to show the gardens. There are others."
[ 2015.09.09 03:03:33 ] Zekiel Iyhr > Mmhm. I see.
[ 2015.09.09 03:03:44 ] Zekiel Iyhr > I have never been a fan of misinformation.
[ 2015.09.09 03:03:52 ] Zekiel Iyhr > I'd be glad to help and, of course, to show off.
[ 2015.09.09 03:04:40 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Wonderful. Have you ever been to those types of gardens? Like the water gardens on Mishi IV?"
[ 2015.09.09 03:05:47 ] Zekiel Iyhr > I have not, actually. I don't believe I've seen images of it, either.
[ 2015.09.09 03:06:42 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says "As a girl, I always loved it when my .. umm well Mr. Beaumonte took me to one to get the cool of the day. I like to climb the fig trees, imagine that" She giggles.
[ 2015.09.09 03:08:07 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I called them oasises, but of course to the Ni-Kunni there was a lot of symbolism. They consider water to be Holy."
[ 2015.09.09 03:09:31 ] Zekiel Iyhr > Ah, I feel as if I should definitely acquaint myself with the symbolism lest I accidentally offend someone. Or Him, as well.
[ 2015.09.09 03:09:39 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote muses absently "Gosh it rained at Dr. Sarain's funeral. He was Ni-Kunni too. They would have been considered to be a sign of a blessing on one such as he."
[ 2015.09.09 03:10:00 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh! Well that's what I am trying to do. I will be doing a write up for each garden"
[ 2015.09.09 03:10:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "To try to explain the symbolism to people, where there is any."
[ 2015.09.09 03:12:32 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "For example, one of the gardens, The Farmer's garden is just practical. They have to be. When I moved to Nahyeen, we didn't have any time for frills."
[ 2015.09.09 03:13:43 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "it's the more settled worlds that has the formal or even the cottage gardens which are rich in folk symbolism." She raises her chin slightly "Us commoners have a lot of traditions to pass on the faith and heritage of the Empire"
[ 2015.09.09 03:13:44 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote tilts his head, watching her speak.
[ 2015.09.09 03:15:20 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Some of them even have statues of a cherished saint or prophet. We'd take the spring flowers and weave a bouquet and leave it at their feet. I used to do that for Saint Junip"
[ 2015.09.09 03:16:15 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote says softly "I admit I'd take roses at the Amarr Legio Basilica gardens and weave a crown for a statue of the.. " she strains over the next word "late.... Empress".
[ 2015.09.09 03:17:31 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote absently fingers a medallion on her neck and exhales a little unhappily. After a moment she says "Of course I'd like to have Jamy;'s Rose there, if you can get me some cuttings."
[ 2015.09.09 03:21:28 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote takes her cocktail and sips it. She serves the appetizers equally between the two, and slides the plate to Zekiel "Eat. A strong man like you needs every little bit." A twinkle slowly returns to her eyes.
[ 2015.09.09 03:21:47 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Think you can get me some cuttings?"
[ 2015.09.09 03:23:52 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote nods, face somber. "Yes, most likely. It would be a good way to honor her, I think." He takes a fingerful of the appetizer, munching on it. "I do a lot of swimming. It is quite good for the physique."
[ 2015.09.09 03:25:33 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote munch munch munch. "I haven't had this in a while."
[ 2015.09.09 03:25:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Wonderful. That's the only specific plant I truly care about. I am flexibly on other varieties for the others."
[ 2015.09.09 03:27:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote takes another sip of her drink. "Do you have any questions about the two lists I sent?"
[ 2015.09.09 03:28:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles brightly at the waitress as she delivers the main courses.
[ 2015.09.09 03:30:25 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote shakes his head, making room for the two dishes. He doesn't mention it, but his face gives away his delight at the meal. "No questions, really. I believe I have many of those either growing, in reserves, or in storage."
[ 2015.09.09 03:32:26 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Wonderful. Do you have sufficient stocks or do we need to introduce you to the Caldari woman who said she would quickly clone any plants if necessary for me?"
[ 2015.09.09 03:32:50 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote takes a tentative bite and smiles. She murmers, mouth closed of course, "Oh this is good"
[ 2015.09.09 03:33:48 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote adds "Aurora Arashi was her name."
[ 2015.09.09 03:34:49 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote shakes his head, making heed to not overdo the motion. "I don't think I will need the seeds to be cloned. Some are very finnicky with hasty cloning as well, and can have strange, erm... effects, I suppose."
[ 2015.09.09 03:35:44 ] Zekiel Iyhr > I once had a batch I was experimenting with. Some designer-brand Tomato. After rapidly cloning them, they grew rather well.
[ 2015.09.09 03:35:54 ] Zekiel Iyhr > And then, all on the same day, they wilted and died within hours of one another.
[ 2015.09.09 03:36:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Oh gosh." She nods. "Well we wouldnt want that." She eats some more savoring each bite.
[ 2015.09.09 03:37:53 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote definitely forgot to mention he's in nearly his portrait attire, with an additional thin-cloth cloak tacked around his neck. It's nothing too fancy. ]]
[ 2015.09.09 03:38:13 ] Zekiel Iyhr > No, though it would be interesting to see what happens to which. Not for the event, surely.
[ 2015.09.09 03:40:41 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote shakes her head amused "But then I guess you'd enjoy science, doing the experiments you do."
[ 2015.09.09 03:43:59 ] Zekiel Iyhr > They're not quite experiments as a, ah... what is it... running observation of the natural order He set for us all? I like to see the things I am able to do thanks to it.
[ 2015.09.09 03:44:59 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods slightly.
[ 2015.09.09 03:47:34 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Well I am delighted you can help. Do I owe you anything for your time?"
[ 2015.09.09 03:47:46 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote finishes her plate. She sips some more of the cocktail.
[ 2015.09.09 03:49:04 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote sips at his grape juice, humming. "I don't think you owe me anything. Company is always a treat. We must meet again, however, so I can actually give you the seeds, of course."
[ 2015.09.09 03:49:47 ] Zekiel Iyhr > Though delivering them would be the wiser option, I enjoy personally cultivating my plants, whether it be through maintenance or by giving them another place to florish.
[ 2015.09.09 03:50:18 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote smiles prettily "Thank you then. I will certainly remember. And I think the personal touch is important" She nods.
[ 2015.09.09 03:52:21 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I'd welcome the chance to see you again.." she adds quickly "I am sure you'll enjoy sowing the seeds in the gardens."
[ 2015.09.09 03:53:27 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote nods! "You mentioned the Trillion Aqua Hotel, as well? Or was that to be what is happening tonight, technically?"
[ 2015.09.09 03:54:19 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote giggles. "That was my suggestion for a venue, but I so adore this place."
[ 2015.09.09 03:55:06 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "However the New Eden Faire is in Gallente Space. I'll need to get the coordinates."
[ 2015.09.09 03:55:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "I think it best to grow the seeds in the same gravity that will be displayed in?" She gives Zeke a questioning look,/
[ 2015.09.09 03:57:15 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote nods. "For the more delicate plants. I will run the logistics for that, I am sure."
[ 2015.09.09 03:58:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote nods. She glances at her empty plate and says softly "Thank you for such an unexpectantly pleasant evening. Not that you aren't pleasant." She blushes slightly as she realizes how that sounded! "But this place is wonderful."
[ 2015.09.09 03:59:22 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote looks at Zeke "You should make sure you relax more." remembering how tired he look at the outset.
[ 2015.09.09 04:00:08 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote blinks a few times, thoughts running to form a proper response. "Yes, I should. There has been great tragedy as of late, and it makes sleeping hard, but I do try."
[ 2015.09.09 04:00:27 ] Zekiel Iyhr > Regardless.
[ 2015.09.09 04:00:43 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote stands, offering a hand to help her out of her chair. "It was good to see you once more."
[ 2015.09.09 04:01:58 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote accepts the hand as she rises "Likewise." She smiles wamrly.
[ 2015.09.09 04:03:15 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote gives her hand a gentle squeeze before lowering it, then letting go. "We will meet once more soon, yes? I have a schedule I must attend to, but I am quite capable of making room for important things."
[ 2015.09.09 04:03:38 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > /emote curtseys after the hand is released "Thank you. And yes, we shall."
[ 2015.09.09 04:04:12 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote scoots his chair in and hers as well. "Right, well, uh." He snags his bag, holding it near his chest. He is not too socialized. "I will lead you out, then?"
[ 2015.09.09 04:04:45 ] Lunarisse Aspenstar > "Sure." She slips her arm into his without asking. He did offer to lead her yes?
[ 2015.09.09 04:05:36 ] Zekiel Iyhr > /emote did! He walks her out like a politely awkward gentleman should.