Morgan had been serious about getting a weapon for some time, and luckily, they had just been able to trade for a huge amount of cheap gemstones from the jackalope in order to be able to make this trip. The Heavy Hammer was a place that was quite serious; the whole situation was serious. Actually buying a weapon was a huge commitment; most people just used their pets as personal protection, but Morgan was not always around their pets. The idea of Waar's predicament made Morgan feel a bit... Anxious about using pets for their personal protection. Not to mention, if they were planning on going through with infiltrating the Labs... Morgan was going to need backup. They stepped inside, practically fighting to get the heavy door open, but was finally able to stand in front of the door. The weapons were... Wow. Morgan's mouth went dry. It was amazing that anyone could just come in here and buy any weapon at all. It made Morgan feel a little less safe, actually. Morgan cleared their throat, carrying the sack of jade across their back. All of the signs said not to touch anything, and Morgan completely understood. Instead, they simply waited quietly in front of the door; figuring that the door's loud shutting would belay their existence here.
Spending: Up To x203
Want: x1 Pistol x5 Pistol Ammunition x1 Black Balanced Knife
The human turns toward the voice, glasses glinting from an inner glowing green light. They had dressed more modestly today than usual; a nice long-sleeved but tailored black shirt, and black slacks that fit nice, covering shiny black boots. The blond lowers the sack in front of their body, held with both hands. "I would like to trade for a firearm." Morgan said, as confident as ever. "Something small, like a pistol, I think would work best. I am not the physically strongest individual." The last bit was added quite matter-of-factly. "I'd also like to get ammunition, but I am sure you'd like to see the gems first, right?" Morgan said, voice even and fine. They may not be used to the general shops, but this was more like the fine stores that Morgan was used to frequenting, so they were more confident. Being able to protect oneself was highly important, and they were sure that they could make this worth the weapon-smith's time worth it.
Morgan would, of course, eventually being taking classes to figure out how to use this properly, but having one would be a relief in itself and an even better reason to take the classes.
Morgan knew that there was a bit of a power dynamic here; this shopkeeper was not like the normal ones that would typically bend over backwards for their customers (save for a few, insulting cases). Morgan swallowed their bit of pride, if only momentarily, and then placed the sack of gems on the counter for the man to appraise, ready to get this over with.
All of the swords and mallets and such were quite pretty; but Morgan was not an idiot. They had the agility to get out of the way most of the time, and typically landed on their feet; but did not have the strength to go toe-to-toe with someone with such a weapon. It was a real shame, but it couldn't be helped. The comics-fan in Morgan would have loved to have been able to use such weapons... Morgan needed to keep a certain distance between theirself and most danger.
Morgan was actually a bit happy and calm that the shopkeeper was no-nonsense and didn't want the small talk. No need for all of that, they were here for business, after all.
Sir Earnon nodded at the person before taking the bag of gems and lifting an eyebrow at the amount. It wasn't that he didn't think there would be plenty, he just didn't expect to see as many of the same kind at once. Maybe The Trader had something to do with this... He looked the stones over one by one, taking a good amount of time, before jotting down a few figures and coming to a decision. "You have a credit of 1527, what would you like? And I don't give credits back, don't deal with those..."
Morgan stood there quietly, their arms crossed over their chest as they waited. They weren't really bothered, of course, but instead quite curious as they glanced from their single spot around the room to see what was for sale. Man oh man, was everything so cool! When the man finished, Morgan turned toward him, nodding. "Could I buy a single pistol, five boxes of pistol ammunition, and..." Morgan turned back behind them, eyes falling on something incredibly cool. "How about a Black Balanced Knife?"
Morgan was not sure if they would ever learn how to use it, but it would be neat to have, and might as well spend that extra 25 credits worth of gems, right? Morgan hadn't been expecting to have that much left over, but was quite pleased. The price seemed right, and having 12 boxes of ammo would allow for use for a long while, so Morgan wouldn't have to come back for a while hopefully.
Nodding, he reached behind the counter, rustling a little as he found what he was looking for, and came back up with a nice pistol and five boxes of ammunition. Reaching back down, he placed a black balanced knife on the counter as well, "That what you're looking for?"
The individual had thus far managed not to look like a complete imbecile, but once the pistol was on the table, Morgan was absolutely drawn in by the craftsmanship. Morgan wasn't sure whether to compliment the man, or if it would be considered an insult if they did so. Instead, they kept quiet, while glancing over the beautiful engraving and rather gentle slide of the weapon. Morgan vaguely wondered what it would be like whenever they finished their lessons and were able to use it. It was a thing of beauty; and five boxes of ammunition were placed on the table before Morgan was able to tear their glowing green eyes away from it. The blade was placed on the counter as well; and the balance that it had looked quite unparalleled, it was prettier than the drawn thing, that was for sure. "Yes. Yes sir." Morgan said, letting it slip out. He was a great craftsman, even Morgan had to admit that; but not out loud. The man knew he was good at his chosen profession, Morgan was sure.
"Good," Sir Earnon said with a hint of a smile when he saw the person's expression, they knew good craftsmanship when they saw it, it seemed. He put the gun in a box and put that and the ammo boxes in a bag, then wrapped the knife up with a cloth and put it in as well, blade to the side, just in case. The person hadn't bought a scabbard, after all. "Have a good day," he said, handing the bag over to the person.
Morgan took the bundle and gave a nod to the man politely, leaving the jades with him. They were incredibly pleased with the purchase; it was not that Morgan wanted violence or anything of the sort, just that they would undoubtedly need to protect their self at some point, and close range was not a good bet on that. The additional medium range that a pistol would provide would be more than enough, however. The bag was a bit heavy, but Morgan was sure it would be fine. Morgan did, however, have to fight saying something further; a thank you was too pedestrian, and a 'keep up the good work' might cause Morgan to be unwelcome, so they politely dipped their head and made for the door, holding the bundle close to their chest. They hadn't bought a holster because they planned to have a fancy one made; one for each one of their tools. The blade was mostly to look cool, however, and spend that extra bit of credit down to the last wire.
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that piece of info Ren! <3 | But would it be allowed for the flavor of the rp if the berry wasn't filling enough for the Lotine?
Jun 1, 2020 6:09:21 GMT -6
Renathan: There is no need to double up on a fish and a magical berry (doesn't change the effect of the berry at all) in a lotine breeding.
Jun 1, 2020 6:02:21 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Does anyone know if it is possible to combine both a magical berry and a fish in a Lotine breeding? Or is you can only choose one of them? (right now writing a Lotine breeding)
Jun 1, 2020 5:36:49 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I am still interested in trading it for a green drake.
Jun 1, 2020 0:31:33 GMT -6
Ridelys: If you are still interested in a trade twilight, for your fidelity result, let me know.
May 31, 2020 22:49:49 GMT -6
Riku: I got three pet levels and 15c out of it. <3 And all the necessary posts for my job salary form.
May 31, 2020 18:49:26 GMT -6
Riku: In mine my crossbreed used foxfire to burn it - but then it used incendiary illusion, which was extra scary because my cross is a plant pet with thick fur. It used the distraction to escape. I’m proud of it, and it’s okay that I won’t finish this month.
May 31, 2020 18:48:42 GMT -6
Renathan: *But of course, the RNG was not having that. / In Morgan's story, the Nyssa was a real thing, so I wanted to have two different situations for the variety.
May 31, 2020 18:15:27 GMT -6
Renathan: Yeah, the 'finished the story but the RNGods are being a butt' thing is a rather unfortunate situation to be in. I had already decided that in Ren's story, the elderly woman had lied about the nyssa and just wanted someone to talk to*
May 31, 2020 18:14:49 GMT -6
Riku: That makes sense. I've considered that before. -nod- I hope your non-hxr life is going smoothly.
May 31, 2020 16:38:08 GMT -6
Haix: Just quitting the job. Don't believe I'll be making the ten posts required per month any time soon. XD
May 31, 2020 16:34:01 GMT -6
Riku: Note to haix, I believe you can post the new application form at the same time as the quitting form. Unless you are simply taking an overall break from the job system.
May 31, 2020 16:30:58 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: even AT the gardens yet. XD It sucks when you've finished writing your story and haven't gotten a success, because then its like "well... now what?" XD
May 31, 2020 15:51:47 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: ive found that when there's a quest that might take longer like this, its a good idea to try and space out the story beats to try and roll a success before i get to the meat of the story. XD Like, by the time i was 5 posts in my character wasn't
May 31, 2020 15:51:21 GMT -6