Nadia had come across a figurative goldmine of objects while moving house. It had been a while since she had gone to the mine, and the treasures she had previously found within its caves had been laying dormant - so wasn't it about time to get rid of them, and give them to someone who may get some use of them? As it stood, she didn't have anything she could utilise.
That's why she had arrived at The Underground, a shop she had never been to before. It always made her nervous, to go somewhere new, but every shopkeeper she'd interacted with in the past had been friendly. As she entered, she offered the keeper a shy smile.
"Hello," She said, moving forward to place her bag of gems and stones on the counter. "I have some objects that I wish to sell here. Might I ask for an appraisal of their value?"
Kor was back behind the counter, measuring a few stones with a loup whenever the customer came in. "Greetin's, I'll get 'em checked out." He says, voice gruff but it was a warm sort of gruff. He moves the other stones far over so that they would get mixed up, and then reached for the bag of gems. "If tha's alright with ya."
As soon as he was allowed, he checked out each gemstone carefully, using his tools. After he was done, he looks up. "I kin give ya 429 credits for these here."
Nadia smiled and gave a little nod to express her consent for the appraisal to go ahead. She seemed just an interested as Kor as he went through them; she'd forgotten what most of them even looked like, let alone what they were worth! There were certainly some pretty stones among them. Once he had finished, she blinked in pleasant surprise at the total value.
"Oh, that is marvellous. Yes, that would do nicely, thank you," She said. "If that is alright, of course. I understand if you didn't have the funds on hand, or... or such like."
It was just her shyness speaking. Kor sounded friendly, though - a little rough around the edges, but not abrasive. She was happy to wait in his company while they sorted the transaction out. Nothing to be afraid of! She didn't know why she worried so much about her shopping trips when the staff were consistently kind.
Kor looked up at the customer, and nodded. "Ya, I got it o'course, here ya are." He said, his voice friendly. He fishes a few coins out from a metal-working apron nearby and counts them out to the customer. "...An' Four-twenty-nine. Here ya go." He says, handing them on over to the customer. "Is that all I kin' do for ya today?" He says, flashing a quick half-smile. It was always good to be able to buy a good stock of minerals and ore.
Nadia was patient as Kor counted the credits. She was in no rush - she was thinking about picking up some items for her training, but had the whole day to do that, and had nothing else planned. It was nice to go with the flow. She gratefully accepted them once they had been correctly set out, and tucked them away into her purse, unable to disguise her satisfaction.
"That will be all for now, thank you very much," She replied. "I appreciate your assistance. Hopefully, we will cross paths again soon! Have a good day, sir."
Very jovial for her usual standard. Her confidence was bolstered by kindness, and it definitely showed! One would think she shopped there regularly. As she left, she offered a cheerful wave over her shoulder - though she did stop for a few moments to examine a hard hat that was more her colour than her current pink one. Vanity never ceased.
Jewel: Clarifying note - the event is open to posting from now until November 20th. Halloween night is simply the setting. <3 Edited to reflect this.
Oct 24, 2020 11:55:01 GMT -6
Nadia: The Grand Garden Masquerade is open to visitors! Please come along and take part and meet your fellow players - everyone will get something for their efforts, and you may win a grand prize!
Oct 24, 2020 10:18:12 GMT -6
Morgan: I love the face markings on the mature form.
Oct 23, 2020 20:12:05 GMT -6
Morgan: Oooh, the Pengu are so perfect. :3
Oct 23, 2020 19:42:39 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: The Pocket Pet Zoo has been updated! It got for every Pocketpet the new links for those who need them, or wish to adopt one!
Oct 6, 2020 23:39:43 GMT -6
Riku: Congrats to new sarane clutch owners!
Oct 3, 2020 14:22:15 GMT -6
Renathan: Thank you! Xentus really knocked it out of the park! / Ah, that makes sense. -nod- Thanks for letting me know, Xentus!
Oct 1, 2020 15:02:01 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Congrats on your Draconic Growth Renathan/Morgan!
Oct 1, 2020 14:55:36 GMT -6
Xentus: Contacted cubeupload about this and another issue I'd been having, turns out the image not updating may be a cloudflare issue. But, the server is getting an update hopefully over the weekend that'll resolve this
Oct 1, 2020 1:37:30 GMT -6
Morgan: Certainly, I appreciate it! I'm sure it is probably something my computer is doing, it will probably fix itself, but if it doesn't I'll be sure to get ahold of you. :3
Sept 30, 2020 23:57:37 GMT -6
Xentus: Oh let me know if his image doesn't update for you after like a day or so, I'll try to reupload or give you a new code if all else fails
Sept 30, 2020 23:53:40 GMT -6
Morgan: Oh, neat! It is really cool to see the first draft. It really helps seeing the initial thoughts- I do love how he came out even more knowing the starting steps of the journey.
Sept 30, 2020 23:49:00 GMT -6
Morgan: Thank you, again. I know it was a lot of hard work to bring him to life.
Sept 30, 2020 23:46:58 GMT -6
Morgan: You did a great job. c: I love how his face looks, and that wing aura is probably my favorite thing about him. I've kinda associated constellation-y stuff with Morgan's magic before I even had Morgan onsite, and it really ties them together.
Sept 30, 2020 23:46:37 GMT -6
Xentus: I was afraid I didn't apply his concepts very well actually heh. The mask inspired his markings and his face shape vaguely. If you look closely at his wing arua, there's little constellations
Sept 30, 2020 23:43:11 GMT -6
Morgan: I'm sorry I probably didn't give the easiest concept/idea/body type to image combo, but you really, really knocked it out of the park and he came out even better than hoped. <3
Sept 30, 2020 23:34:50 GMT -6
Xentus: I'm so relieved <3 I'm really happy with how he turned out
Sept 30, 2020 23:33:01 GMT -6
Morgan: The more I look at it the more I love him. c: His lightning-bolt shaped horns are awesome.
Sept 30, 2020 23:28:40 GMT -6