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Dice Our Shenanigans

Zer0

Haiku Hitman
- Moss Adamaris -
"Asger Hunters Camp, Ciros Labyrinth"

Moss smiled. He was surprised how hearing Isa' voice even though he saw him just hours ago made him feel less nervous. He realized he missed him.

"The Labyrinth's prone to flash floods. I remembered the Windhsear mines, when we got swept away. I'm worried about my lamp going out in the dark and not see danger."

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Katsuya

Silly artist
- Isa Bianchi -
“Night, Iron Itsumade”

Isa shivered at the memory, being underwater with no control over your body, and in the dark. Then he raised an alarmed brow. Flash floods? But the poster didn’t say anything about flash floods, did it? That’s dangerous.

“Want me to come over? Stay in high grounds or leave the area, Moss. Don’t the hunters have a ragnite lamp? Maybe that will help?”

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Zer0

Haiku Hitman
Moss Adamaris -
"Asger Hunters Camp, Ciros Labyrinth"

"No, you just enjoy your break, Isa." lied Moss. Honestly, having Isa around would be a blessing,. He was the reason why they got out of their messes while traveling. But Moss had pride, so he wasn't going to ask. "They do have a ragnite lamp, but I don't want to ask them for it. That'll make me look lame. They already underestimate me . . . Isa, do I look like an impressive warrior?"

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Katsuya

Silly artist
- Isa Bianchi -
“Night, Iron Itsumade”​

As Isa listens to Moss, he started to wonder something about the merman. Tilting his head a bit, he replied. “Safety is not lame. Your life in on the line. Ask for one.” Then he pondered on the question.

”No, ya look like a ninja without ninja clothes.” The redhead recalled those times Moss did impressive feats like parkour up a ruined tower and riding on a wild mechanical bull while trying to get a piece of ragnite and getting hit by the Kutulus. Isa is not as flexible or physically fit as Moss. He knows that it takes years of training to achieve that sort of control over one’s own body to use it in a daily basis in such an extreme way. It mind boggles him that the merman feels insecure about his own strengths and tries to emulate what others expect him to be.

Or what he believes others expected him to be. Isa wondered if this subject matter is lightly touching on Moss’ previous life pressures or something. So he treaded gently. “I believe in your ninja ways. Stealthy sleek.”

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Zer0

Haiku Hitman
- Moss Adamaris -
"Asger Hunters Camp, Ciros Labyrinth"
"No, I don't want to." said Moss stubbornly. And then more gently, "Thank you." he needed some sort of reassurance to make him braver. "Did you know I've always wanted to be a ninja? When I saw Sen's shop for the first time I was so excited."

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Katsuya

Silly artist
- Isa Bianchi -
“Night, Iron Itsumade”​

“But you’re worried about not seeing danger when your lamp goes out?” Isa questioned, raising a brow. Then he chuckled, smiling warm. “No, i didn’t know ya wanted to be one. Ah, he has a twin who’s a ninja.”

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Zer0

Haiku Hitman
- Moss Adamaris -
"Asger Hunters Camp, Ciros Labyrinth"

"I'm still not asking them." said Moss bluntly. "And, are you serious?" he added excitedly, "Who's his twin?"

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Katsuya

Silly artist
- Isa Bianchi -
“Night, Iron Itsumade”​

“. . .” Isa felt his brow tick. He breathed in as his grin stretched wide like a cat.

“His twin‘s name is Seth and he delivers mail. Apparently it’s exciting enough for him . . . And he carries a ragnite lamp everywhere . . . Since he can’t see in the dark, Moss.”

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Zer0

Haiku Hitman
- Moss Adamaris -
"Asger Hunters Camp, Ciros Labyrinth"

Moss didn't answer after some time, as he groaned into his pillow. "How about, saying 'you got this Moss, I believe in you and your oil lamp and torches!'" he said in an eyes-rolling-voice.

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Katsuya

Silly artist
- Isa Bianchi -
“Night, Iron Itsumade “​

Moss can hear Isa’s teasing grin. “Oil lamps and torches don’t work well with water.” It was quiet for a moment as Isa laughed behind a gloved hand. That statement probably ruffled Moss’ metaphorical feathers. So the redhead decided to go in a different approach.

”Moss.” He started, his grin softening to a confident smile. “I know you’ll do good. I’m always proud of ya and always amazed by your strengths.”

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Zer0

Haiku Hitman
- Moss Adamaris -
"Asger Hunters Camp, Ciros Labyrinth"

Moss blushed. "Alright." he said, hiding his smile under the covers of his sleeping bag. "Take care, Isa, and good night." He couldn't resist. "Mwa, mwa, mwa, mwa, and mwa." He looked around to see if any of the hunters were looking at him.

Vera was. " . . . "

Moss just turned his back like nothing happened.

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Katsuya

Silly artist
- Isa Bianchi -
“Night, Chickadee tavern”​


“Good night, Moss - hn?”

Isa twitched at the kissing sounds, giggling. His face flushed pink. “Mwa, Mwa, Mwa, Mwa, Mwa, Mwa~ Mwaaa~ Take care, filos mou~” Moss is so cute. With a deep breathe to calm his fearful nerves and secret anxieties, the redhead took a moment to himself in quiet. Then he returned to work. After work, he returned to the room and slept.

Having pleasant dreams again.

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Zer0

Haiku Hitman
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- Moss Adamaris -
"Next Day, Ciros Labyrinth"

One day, he'll turn that filos mou into agapiméni mou. Moss sighed at the thought. For some time he imagined what it was going to be like to be more than . . . temporarily dating? Is that what this was with Isa? He wondered if it will be more than a year if he sees him again. He wants to spend more time with him, romance him so much that it will be hard for other people to win him over. Perhaps after this job, he won't take another one that'll pull him far from him. Also . . . how does one romance Isa?

Moss fell asleep thinking of ways to do it, come to think of it, what does Isa like in him? Why did he choose him? Hmmm, he'll ask him tomorrow.

The next day, after oiling his gear, sharpening his spear, sewing in some more foliage into his ghillie suit and limbering up, Moss voice greeted Isa a good morning. Today's weather was sunny and he and the hunters were able to reach the ruins without any problems. He did burn his breakfast though, that has never happened in a long time, he was just so nervous about going there alone. But he set his jaw firmly, wrapped his ghillie suit around him, and with a nod at the hunters who got ready with their bows and took positions around the ruins, he stealthily made his way down to the entrance.

Health: Fresh | Toughness: 16 +2 R.E. | Spell Power: 13 |Manna: 5/5
Condition: 2​

Weapon: Crude Lance | Wt.1. + 1 Combat, Light. A short spear made of wood and scrap metal.
Shield: Wooden Shield | Wt.1. +1 Toughness. Made of autumn wood with a dented metal trim.
Armor: Silk Shirt | Wt.1. +1 Toughness.
Accessory I: Ghillie Suit: Wt.1. +6 to Stealth checks in 1 specific terrain: Greenery. Doesn't stack with the stealth bonus from camouflaged light armor.
Accessory II: Hiking Gear: Wt.1. +2 to climbing, traveling safely across the wilderness, and surviving noxious gases. Comes with a pair of crampons, pitons, hooks, ice axe, a hooded winter coat that's waterproof, and a firestorm shroud.


Alchemical = 57 | Metal = 21
Total Carrying Capacity: 9/25
Roleplay Points: 2

BAG OF FOLDING:
*Any clothes you put inside will come out clean, freshly ironed, pressed, and folded. Backpack +20 carrying capacity.

  1. Memento | A box made of blue coral with an engraving of him, two merman, and one mermaid. Moss stores his favorite tea blend here.
  2. Battle horn
  3. Blue Crockpot| Wt.1. +2 Cooking, potion brewing, and making medicine. Contains a mess kit and comes with a collection of containers for monster parts, unknown liquids, and acid. Gift from Isa.
  4. Box of Blue Volcanic Ash | Can be sold for 5 alchemical. Gift from Isa. Moss ain't selling it.
  5. Cookbook: Mistakes are Great| +1 to cooking rolls. Cookbook of delicacies in The Highlands. Gift from Isa.
  6. Flint and Steel | Make fire. Comes with a box of tinder.
  7. Isa's Toolbox: +2 Forging, building, tailoring, lock picking, and disabling traps. You can also excavate or gather more crafting resources = Artisan Skill Rank.
  8. Lashings | Advantage to Overcoming Difficult Terrain when set up. Rope or similar that's 50 ft. in length.
  9. Map (Ruins Raptor's Nest): +4 Survival if you are in the map region and if the map applies, such as: not getting lost, or finding the best hunting grounds.
  10. Oil Lamp | Wt.1. Casts light in a 30 ft. radius. or 60 ft. cone. Has a hood allowing you to lower the light to a dim 5 ft. radius. Stays lit for 8 hours on 1 pint of oil. Can be hung on belt.
  11. Plush Sleeping Bag | Wt.1. Gives a comfy rest. +1 to Condition.

- CONSUMABLES -
  1. x11 Spices | +1 to cooking rolls. Includes seasoning such as salt. 1 spice may be added per 1 cooking roll.
    x30 Spices (stored in the tavern)
  2. x9 Fresh Ingredients (chilled)| Recently hunted meat, caught fish, picked fruits. Remains fresh for a day.
    x24 Fresh Ingredients
    (chilled) (stored in the tavern)
  3. x4 Hygiene Kit: +1 Condition when used during a long rest. +1 to Crafting Disguises. Also contains cosmetics and all manner of bubble bath bombs.
  4. x6 Oil Flask | 1 pint. Can be used in combination with fire attacks, increasing the DC for "Burn" by +1.
  5. x6 Torch: Equipped in your off-hand or main hand. Casts light in a 30 ft. radius. Burns for an hour with a chance of being blown out in bad weather. DC 10 to avoid "Burn".

- UNEQUIPPED GEAR -


  1. Ghillie Suit: +6 to Stealth checks in 1 specific terrain:Ruins. Doesn't stack with the stealth bonus from camouflaged light armor.
  2. Worn Seraph Blades | Wt.1. Dual-Wield daggers. +1 Combat. Once per turn, you can attack twice but each attack has -3 to combat rolls. No penalty if making only 1 attack. Two-handed.

- MISCELLANEOUS-


  1. Dorudon Soul Shard | Gift from Isa.
  2. Pocket Watch | Runs on ragnite. Has beautiful engravings and space on one side of the locket for a small photo or painting.
  3. x6 Cheap goods | 2 sets of worn clothes, old mess kit, vintage oriental kettle, wooden comb, pouch of drawing charcoal and chalks.
  4. x4 Common goods | 1 set of traveling clothes, 1 journal, Second-hand book: Ninjas of Love Vol. 1, Vial of Citrus Light

- JUNK -
  1. Scrap | Can be sold for 14 metal. When smelted and turned into steel ingots, can be sold for 24 metal.
  2. Scrap | Can be sold for 16 Metal. Or forged into steel ingots for 32 Metal.
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Katsuya

Silly artist
- Isa Bianchi -
“Iron Itsumade “​

Isa was at the Iron Itsumade when Moss messaged him, snapping out his grogginess with a bright smile. It might have surprised Sen at the sudden change of mood as the redhead replied back to Moss.

“Good morning, Moss~ remember to stay safe and ask for a ragnite lamp!” At the end, Isa shook his head. Rolling his eyes at the merman’s insistence of just using the oil lamps and torches. So now, he is helping Sen reshape an old sword.

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Zer0

Haiku Hitman
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- Moss Adamaris -

"Afternoon, Ciros Labyrinth"

Moss didn't encounter any raptors after he roped down into the ruins. Switching his camouflage to better suit the old stone bricks and wet mossy rocks, he silently made his way deeper into the labyrinth, not putting out any light for the cracks and holes above let through pillars of gold morning light that illuminated the sprays of water dripping down from above and buzzing insects.

Taking out a blue chalk from a pouch, he checked the map and then marked the stone corners he passed as he made his way deeper towards the nest. His going was slow, careful not to make a sound and moving from hiding spot to hiding spot. Everywhere there were signs of the raptors, muddy claw prints, bony remains of carcasses, shed scales, slashes on the stone bricks, and the stench of something rotting.

There were three silhouettes of small mounds that were breathing some ways away from him.

Moss stopped. He had come upon a great chamber where the leafy overgrown stone and gold idol of some forgotten horned being sat on a dais under a column of light. There on the lap of the idol were three sleeping raptors. Moss was sure that if he woke one, all of them are going to wake up and gang up on him. He crept up quietly, climbing on the roots that have encircled the idol's leg over the years and up to where he could get a good stab on the raptor nearest to him.He took a deep breath.

RAWRRRRRRR!

The raptor he stabbed through the eye let out the most ungodly piercing racket. The two leapt up, awake, as Moss pulled out his bloody spear and stabbed the second one through the neck. It hissed, it clawed; the third one pounced on him --- he leapt back, and underestimated just how far the raptor can leap and it caught him in mid-air and they both went crashing down the dias.

"Ahhhhh!" Great hooked talons raked his chest, as he jammed his spear in between its snapping jaws, trying to wrestle it away from his head. It was pinning him down, its entire weight on his chest as it stepped on him and dug furrows across his stomach. Moss hooked his legs under its arms, around its neck, and twisted --- they both hurled down a pit. Moss grunted in pain, rolling away from the angry raptor that charged --- he knelt, spear dug firmly against the ground --- and the raptor collapsed on top of him, his bloody spear impaled through its chest and out its back.

Moss pushed it away, breathing heavily, heart hammering. He pulled his spear out, and limped far from the scene as possible. Where was his bag. Still on him. Okay. He ran quickly away, following his chalk marks, and hid underneath a hole partially covered by roots. Catching his breath, he opened Isa's tool kit and began stitching his wounds. First one hour. He's doing great! He's doing great . . .

And then he realized. He forgot to cut off the raptors claws and groaned. Please, please let it be there when he goes back. Ugh. He didn't want to go back.

An hour later, he went back, and to his dismay there were three more and they . . . they were eating their dead brethren. No! They might break a claw and his injuries will be for nothing. Moss threw a rock over their heads. It clattered, and they all jumped warily, hissing in warning at the direction of the clatter.

Moss calmed himself down, crept up closer, just underneath the lap of the idol, and then thrust his spear into the belly of one with its back turned. It shrieked, crashing down the dias as it writhed in pain, bleeding. The other raptors turned around, hissing, looking for him. They jumped down, but Moss had already silently crept away and around them. From above he stabbed one between the neck and the skull, it dropped immediately; the third leapt on him, this time his shield was up, but once more, the weight of the raptor sent him crashing down into the same pit he fell earlier. He rolled up immediately, shield in front of him. The third raptor was above him, roaring, it snapped at the air, and then it jumped down --- Moss threw his spear and impaled it through the eye, he sidestepped and avoided the thing that crashed in a heap next to him.

He exhaled. This . . . this battle went better. He pulled out his spear and flicked the blood away. Immediately he opened Isa' toolkit, took a saw, and began to saw off the toe claws.

* * * *​

Later that lunch time, Moss was drying some pork belly he bought from bird village yesterday. He had left the ruins, and was now high on the cliffside of the ravine, sitting on his sleeping bag connected by ropes that were attached to pitons hammered deep into the cliffside. His little cocoon hammock. His little fire was on a slab of stone jutting out, and his new blue crockpot was frying the the last of the meat into rations he needed to dry. Hanging next to that were six pairs of cleaned raptor claws. Moss was pleased. That was worth a lot in the market. He winced as he moved the stitches on his stomach, and laid back down on his sleeping bag to rest. His hands glowed white again as he cast a spell, the Atlantean runes spreading up his arms like tattoos.

"Hey, Isa, hunt's going well. I've got six raptor claws just this morning. I'm currently outside the ruins making lunch. How's work in the smithy?"

Health: Fresh | Toughness: 16 +2 R.E. | Spell Power: 13 |Manna: 5/5
Condition: 0​

Weapon: Crude Lance | Wt.1. + 1 Combat, Light. A short spear made of wood and scrap metal.
Shield: Wooden Shield | Wt.1. +1 Toughness. Made of autumn wood with a dented metal trim.
Armor: Silk Shirt | Wt.1. +1 Toughness.
Accessory I: Ghillie Suit: Wt.1. +6 to Stealth checks in 1 specific terrain: Ruins. Doesn't stack with the stealth bonus from camouflaged light armor.
Accessory II: Hiking Gear: Wt.1. +2 to climbing, traveling safely across the wilderness, and surviving noxious gases. Comes with a pair of crampons, pitons, hooks, ice axe, a hooded winter coat that's waterproof, and a firestorm shroud.


Alchemical = 57 | Metal = 21
Total Carrying Capacity: 9/25
Roleplay Points: 2

BAG OF FOLDING:
*Any clothes you put inside will come out clean, freshly ironed, pressed, and folded. Backpack +20 carrying capacity.

  1. Memento | A box made of blue coral with an engraving of him, two merman, and one mermaid. Moss stores his favorite tea blend here.
  2. Battle horn
  3. Blue Crockpot| Wt.1. +2 Cooking, potion brewing, and making medicine. Contains a mess kit and comes with a collection of containers for monster parts, unknown liquids, and acid. Gift from Isa.
  4. Box of Blue Volcanic Ash | Can be sold for 5 alchemical. Gift from Isa. Moss ain't selling it.
  5. Cookbook: Mistakes are Great| +1 to cooking rolls. Cookbook of delicacies in The Highlands. Gift from Isa.
  6. Flint and Steel | Make fire. Comes with a box of tinder.
  7. Isa's Toolbox: +2 Forging, building, tailoring, lock picking, and disabling traps. You can also excavate or gather more crafting resources = Artisan Skill Rank.
  8. Lashings | Advantage to Overcoming Difficult Terrain when set up. Rope or similar that's 50 ft. in length.
  9. Map (Ruins Raptor's Nest): +4 Survival if you are in the map region and if the map applies, such as: not getting lost, or finding the best hunting grounds.
  10. Oil Lamp | Wt.1. Casts light in a 30 ft. radius. or 60 ft. cone. Has a hood allowing you to lower the light to a dim 5 ft. radius. Stays lit for 8 hours on 1 pint of oil. Can be hung on belt.
  11. Plush Sleeping Bag | Wt.1. Gives a comfy rest. +1 to Condition.

- CONSUMABLES -
  1. x4 Rations |These are snacks and preserved meals, coffee, tea leaves, etc. that can be eaten or drank during a short rest, recovering 2 manna instead of just 1 without having anything to eat or drink. Lasts for 2 months.
  2. x7 Spices | +1 to cooking rolls. Includes seasoning such as salt. 1 spice may be added per 1 cooking roll.
    x30 Spices (stored in the tavern)
  3. x4 Fresh Ingredients (chilled)| Recently hunted meat, caught fish, picked fruits. Remains fresh for a day.
    x24 Fresh Ingredients
    (chilled) (stored in the tavern)
  4. x4 Hygiene Kit: +1 Condition when used during a long rest. +1 to Crafting Disguises. Also contains cosmetics and all manner of bubble bath bombs.
  5. x6 Oil Flask | 1 pint. Can be used in combination with fire attacks, increasing the DC for "Burn" by +1.
  6. x6 Torch: Equipped in your off-hand or main hand. Casts light in a 30 ft. radius. Burns for an hour with a chance of being blown out in bad weather. DC 10 to avoid "Burn".

- UNEQUIPPED GEAR -

  1. Ghillie Suit: +6 to Stealth checks in 1 specific terrain: Greenery. Doesn't stack with the stealth bonus from camouflaged light armor.
  2. Worn Seraph Blades | Wt.1. Dual-Wield daggers. +1 Combat. Once per turn, you can attack twice but each attack has -3 to combat rolls. No penalty if making only 1 attack. Two-handed.

- MISCELLANEOUS-

  1. x6 Pairs of Raptor's Claws | Bounty of 25 Alchemical per pair.
  2. Dorudon Soul Shard | Gift from Isa.
  3. Pocket Watch | Runs on ragnite. Has beautiful engravings and space on one side of the locket for a small photo or painting.
  4. x6 Cheap goods | 2 sets of worn clothes, old mess kit, vintage oriental kettle, wooden comb, pouch of drawing charcoal and chalks.
  5. x4 Common goods | 1 set of traveling clothes, 1 journal, Second-hand book: Ninjas of Love Vol. 1, Vial of Citrus Light

- JUNK -
  1. Scrap | Can be sold for 14 metal. When smelted and turned into steel ingots, can be sold for 24 metal.
  2. Scrap | Can be sold for 16 Metal. Or forged into steel ingots for 32 Metal.
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Katsuya

Silly artist
- Isa Bianchi -
“Afternoon, Iron Itsumade”​

Back in the Iron Itsumade, a single young man froze. Holding onto the metal clip tight in surprise as Moss’ message came through. Then he perked up, smiling bright in excitement. Sen was looking at the redhead, raising a brow when he suddenly stopped to smile. He waved a hand when he saw the same questioning he received before. Moss must have messaged.

Isa walked to the back and into the shed, sitting on a small bucket inside. “Hi Moss! I’m glad you’re hunting is going well! Hope you’re eating. Smithy work is tough but worth it. I got to help make a cool looking sword.”

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Zer0

Haiku Hitman
- Moss Adamaris -
"Afternoon, Ciros Labyrinth"

Moss smiled. "What kind of sword was it?"

@Katsuya
-1 Alchemical
 

Katsuya

Silly artist
- Isa Bianchi -
“Afternoon, Iron Itsumade”​

“A falchion! It has a slight curve and it’s hard to curve the metal without burning your fingers off. Then there’s the etching design too. Asked for wings.” Isa geeked out, waving his hands around as if Moss could see him.

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Zer0

Haiku Hitman
- Moss Adamaris -
"Afternoon, Ciros Labyrinth"

"I hope your client won't claim the falchion before I return so that I can see it. Hey, Isa, why is your chosen weapon a staff?"

@Katsuya
-2 Alchemical
 

Katsuya

Silly artist
- Isa Bianchi -
“Afternoon, Iron Itsumade”​

Isa tilted his head. Why would Moss ask that?

“Staves can grow my reach with spells, gives my spells a potential boost, and I can occasionally whack an enemy like a club if they are too close.” He explained.

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Zer0

Haiku Hitman
- Moss Adamaris -
"Afternoon, Ciros Labyrinth"

"I see." said Moss interestedly. " I like spears and daggers. In Atlantis we have warriors called dragoons and they wield larimar steel tridents gilded in gold."

@Katsuya
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Katsuya

Silly artist
- Isa Bianchi -
“Afternoon, Iron Itsumade”​

“That sounds really fancy.” Isa chuckled, happy to know something about Moss’ home. “Fancy in a good way. Imma guess it’s to have better precision underwater.”

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Zer0

Haiku Hitman
- Moss Adamaris -
"Afternoon, Ciros Labyrinth"

"Oh, no, it's just to show off," chuckled Moss, "and because gold for us Atlanteans means worthiness. So, merfolk in the elite dragoons division carry gold gilded tridents."

-4 Alchemical
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Katsuya

Silly artist
- Isa Bianchi -
“Afternoon, Iron Itsumade”​

Isa hummed, nodding a bit. “So does any merfolk wear gold as a status showing or is it for higher status workers? It’s similar to the old stories of kings and queens of the past.”

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Zer0

Haiku Hitman
- Moss Adamaris -
"Afternoon, Ciros Labyrinth"

"No, there are high ranking folk who haven't been honored with gold. It's only if you've proven your worthiness." Moss suddenly saw in his mind his gold crown floating down the palace floor, his mother, her majesty Queen Adamaris, yelling at him in front of her entire court; his older's sister's disappointed scowl, the merefolk of Atlantis swishing their tails and raising their arms in roaring approval of his sentence. His friends in stone chains begging to give him a lighter sentence. And the shamed silence Moss kept, still drunk from drinking too much olax from the party last night. Moss shook his head.

"They come in many forms, usually something about their good deed." he continued, conversationally.

-5 Alchemical
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