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Author Topic: Slip on a Slope ((Open RP))  (Read 12819 times)

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Offline Zmaj

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Slip on a Slope ((Open RP))
« on: 03/14/15, 06:39:29 PM »
((This is just for schmoozing at the Slippery Slope cantina. For those of you I talked to at the Dancer's Palace night in particular, bring your characters over!))

"Ey watchit!"

This was Ash's first sentence of the evening on Nar Shaddaa.

Cou' be worse she thought to herself as she watched the man who'd bumped into her continue running. She put a hand to her back pocket. Ah, as expected: no more half-beaten wallet. Poor kriffer was gonna be mad when he found the thing empty, all her credits safely tucked inside her jacket.

"Rule one: nev'r carry nothin' but cash 'ere unless yer on business," she said to herself.

The traditional amble to the Slippery Slope was usually done with her crew. They'd touch down, Corfu would hurry because kriff need a drink immediately, Cap would scold him, and Wren would stare at everything with his usual big-eyed curiosity in spite of the planet no longer being new to him. But this evening, her ship's atmosphere was one for sleep. And seeing as Ash couldn't sleep...

"Might 's well see what trouble I c'n find," she murmured, her grin sharp as she walked up to the bar.

« Last Edit: 03/14/15, 08:13:30 PM by Zmaj »
Zmaj: 32, Chiss agent, lover of intrigue wine
Caesiallus: 34, Twi'lek bartender, info-broker
Varinas: 40, Human Darth, archivist, former "diplomat"

Seem: 38, Rattataki Jedi Master, resident grump
Vashya'ati: 34, Togruta Jedi Sage, small-time archaeologist
Ash'tana: 32, Miraluka smuggler, trouble-finder extraordinaire

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Re: Slip on a Slope ((Open RP))
« Reply #1 on: 03/14/15, 08:32:29 PM »
Hands stuffed deep into the pockets of his gray long coat and shoulders hunched, Nial made his way through Nar Shadaa and into the Slippery Slope cantina.  He kept mostly out of the way of anyone else, with the exception of the handful of people who were trying to run into people.  As for them, well, that was one damned good reason to have his hands stuck in his pockets.  No way for anyone else to get their hands in his pockets if he had his in them, after all, something he'd learned real fast years ago.

Not that he had anything worth stealing, anyways.  A flask, a small bit of some Spice mix, and a handful of credits that had seen better days was, aside from the cloths on his back and sabers on his hips, all that he currently owned.  Not that that was all that different from a regular day, for Nial, other then the fact that he currently didn't know how he was going to get more credits.  And if it wasn't for the fact that you had to have credits to get alcohol and spice, he probably wouldn't have even been worried about those.

But, well, he was, which was why he made his way into the Slippery Slopes and over to the bar.  With luck, maybe he'd find someone who had some random job they needed done.  Unloading or loading a ship, or something.  He'd probably have been better off waiting at the spaceport, but his alcohol buzz had started to wear off, and he wasn't going to not be drunk.  Not today. 

He zeroed in on an open space at the bar, and made his way over to it.  With the ease of someone for who it had become habit, he ordered a drink and traded a few of those battered credits of his to the bartender for it. 

Nial took a quick swig from the glass the 'tender handed him as he glanced around the bar, giving a sharp nod of greeting, the kind that he'd have given anyone he didn't know at a bar, to Ash.

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Re: Slip on a Slope ((Open RP))
« Reply #2 on: 03/14/15, 08:57:19 PM »
She'd noticed him before he'd reached the bar, would've seen him even with her back turned, but there was no way for a human to catch a Miraluka's social queue of acknowledgement. So she graced him with a small nudge of her head, raising her eyebrows for a second to indicate she'd heard him from her place a two seats down.

"Kriff, don' y' want somethin' with more kick?" she teased, watching as a glass of something very strong passed from the bartender's hands to his.
Zmaj: 32, Chiss agent, lover of intrigue wine
Caesiallus: 34, Twi'lek bartender, info-broker
Varinas: 40, Human Darth, archivist, former "diplomat"

Seem: 38, Rattataki Jedi Master, resident grump
Vashya'ati: 34, Togruta Jedi Sage, small-time archaeologist
Ash'tana: 32, Miraluka smuggler, trouble-finder extraordinaire

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Re: Slip on a Slope ((Open RP))
« Reply #3 on: 03/14/15, 10:02:04 PM »
Y' g' some'in' that'd 'ave m' kick t' i'?  Nial asked her, cocking an eyebrow.

He'd have loved to have had something stronger, but, unfortunately this particular bar didn't have anything as strong as he'd have liked to have, and he didn't have the money for more Spice.  And the bit that he did have, well, Nial was saving that until he was good and plastered.

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Re: Slip on a Slope ((Open RP))
« Reply #4 on: 03/15/15, 02:50:21 AM »
Jessak bounces happily into the cantina with the dangling embellishments on her pants bouncing along as well. She had dressed up in a "cute" outfit when she had gotten home from work hoping to catch someone's eye or at least lure someone in for a light chat when she went back out, and she was in a good mood  for it. The patterns on her shirt shifted colors slightly as the many brights lights of the Cantina caught them at different angles and Jessak squinted through said light looking for a good spot at the bar to cast her line and see who would bite.

Amused giggles bubble up as the freshly off work businesswoman sees Nial assuming the "I am going to get drunk" position and the bard, and internally, she stops the consider the likelihood of finding him again, but shrugging it off to a low probability of not finding him in a bar, she merely smiles and heads to his side. With a quirk of the lip and amusement twinkling in her eye she settles down next to him. "Getting started without me Drinking Buddy?" Taking a moment to scan the ba, she notes the Miraluka woman at the bar as well but not really being able to tell if she was looking at Jessak or in that direction at all, she merely calls out, "Evening," to the woman and returns her attention to Nial wondering how she is going to amuse herself by teasing him tonight.
« Last Edit: 03/15/15, 11:50:36 AM by Imazi »
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Re: Slip on a Slope ((Open RP))
« Reply #5 on: 03/16/15, 09:32:25 AM »
She hadn't noticed the bubbly woman - or at least hadn't paid much attention to her - until the woman had addressed the drunk man nearby.

Who and what is this? Ash thought, observing the manner and dress of the other woman. Certainly wasn't the most typical cantina-goer seen on this planet. Her face turned from the drunk to the woman. "Evenin'," she replied amiably, if not a little aimlessly. "Here t' get shamelessly hammered like th' rest of us?
« Last Edit: 03/16/15, 12:03:01 PM by Zmaj »
Zmaj: 32, Chiss agent, lover of intrigue wine
Caesiallus: 34, Twi'lek bartender, info-broker
Varinas: 40, Human Darth, archivist, former "diplomat"

Seem: 38, Rattataki Jedi Master, resident grump
Vashya'ati: 34, Togruta Jedi Sage, small-time archaeologist
Ash'tana: 32, Miraluka smuggler, trouble-finder extraordinaire

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Re: Slip on a Slope ((Open RP))
« Reply #6 on: 03/16/15, 12:07:26 PM »
"Y' weren't 'ere when I g' 'ere."  Nial replied to Jessak.  Not, he reflected briefly, that he really needed to provide an excuse as to why he'd started drinking before she showed up.  After all, it wasn't like they'd planned on meeting of anything.  She'd just shown up.

Again.

But he didn't want to consider how odd it was that they kept running into one another, or what that might mean, and brushed it off as the fact that he'd been on Nar shadaa for a while, and had been bar hopping for longer, so it wasn't so unlikely that he'd be running into her again.

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Re: Slip on a Slope ((Open RP))
« Reply #7 on: 03/16/15, 12:33:36 PM »
Jessak smiles and looks back a the other woman, "Not exactly, I typically come for chatting really but also to test how well I can play the odds," she grins back at Nial. "What's this now? 3 maybe 4 times I've successfully found you? And I didn't even have to resort to tricks like tracking or having someone follow you. Might be a good night to hit the casinos if my streak holds out." she waves down the bartender and orders a drink. Moments later Jessak has a creamy looking drink in hand and she sits looking at Nial waiting for his response.
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« Reply #8 on: 03/16/15, 02:14:26 PM »
"'Ow did Y' fin' m'?"  Nial asked, his tone suspicious.  Now that she'd brought it up, well, there wasn't any point in not asking.  Particularly as the idea did bother him now and again. 

He wasn't paranoid.  Really.  He just didn't like the idea that someone, even someone who he could tenatively consider a friend, was possibly following or tracking him.

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« Reply #9 on: 03/16/15, 02:25:54 PM »
"G' damned question," Ash murmured as she watched, bemused. Calling that many run-ins was enough to make jedi go with "it's the will of the Force" and made every smuggler break into a sweat so heavy it would almost be audible.
Zmaj: 32, Chiss agent, lover of intrigue wine
Caesiallus: 34, Twi'lek bartender, info-broker
Varinas: 40, Human Darth, archivist, former "diplomat"

Seem: 38, Rattataki Jedi Master, resident grump
Vashya'ati: 34, Togruta Jedi Sage, small-time archaeologist
Ash'tana: 32, Miraluka smuggler, trouble-finder extraordinaire

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« Reply #10 on: 03/16/15, 07:55:45 PM »
A large beaming grin spreads across her face as she finishes taking a drink from her glass and settling in. "It's not that difficult Nial. It's practically a numbers game and it's easier than Pazaak to call the next move." Jessak goes in to exposition mode as she relates her methods, "While I, of course, don't have your monthly financial statements, I can about figure in about how many credits you are pulling in without a steady job. Factor in that you are a decent guy and you aren't one to..." Jessak just smiles and looks Nial up and down before letting the sentence fade.

Quickly continuing one she states, "You aren't going for the easiest, fastest, or most dangerous of jobs, so not so many creds rolling in. You do mostly manual labor, right? Combine that with the fact that you are losing the bigger portion of your payday to buying spice and your income bracket falls on the low side." she frown a bit but then quickly adds "Not that there's anything wrong with that... The low part not the spice part. There is a problem with that."

She clears her throat and continues, "While Nar Shaddaa is full of low income hot spots, you actually aren't the most adventurous drinker, and thus it is unlikely you have bothered to explore more than a handful of them. Once you find a good place you are pretty content to just go with it for a while, so I can typically count on you being at one of them... There are a few other factors but that's basically it. Simple right?" she once again gives him that beaming smile before she takes a drink from her glass to stifle an oncoming giggle.
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« Reply #11 on: 03/16/15, 08:04:54 PM »
"I'm n' one t' what?"  Nial growled, discomfited by her rather eerily accurate assesment of him, and his general habits.

"N' there ain' an'thin' wron' wi' spice, s' lon's y' ain't a damned idiot 'bout i'."  He snapped back at her, still with a defensive growl in his voice.  Not that he really needed to be defensive, even if she was purposely teasing him.  But by now, it was habit to fall back into 'defensive mode' whenever anyone commented about him.

"N' I ain' a damned idiot 'bout i'."

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« Reply #12 on: 03/16/15, 08:16:32 PM »
"I can tell," she said aloud, sipping some of the run a passing bartenderess had handed over. Never let it be said she dropped her shipments, but drugs were the very last thing Ash worried about delivering considering all the addicts she saw crawling around. And usually a solution to any lack of money presented itself before needing to waltz over to an employer and say: "Say Mack, ya need some glitterstim or spice delivered?"

"Sounds like y' got 'im down t' a science. Y' guys friends or...?"
Zmaj: 32, Chiss agent, lover of intrigue wine
Caesiallus: 34, Twi'lek bartender, info-broker
Varinas: 40, Human Darth, archivist, former "diplomat"

Seem: 38, Rattataki Jedi Master, resident grump
Vashya'ati: 34, Togruta Jedi Sage, small-time archaeologist
Ash'tana: 32, Miraluka smuggler, trouble-finder extraordinaire

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« Reply #13 on: 03/16/15, 09:06:20 PM »
Jessak gets a sense of what Ash is asking and quickly interjects, "Friends..." She looks back at Nial and looks him up and down again. Although fond of him, she was not fond of him in that way, and he didn't exactly fit her "type".

"Learning to identify habits is kinda necessary in my line of work, so it's not that big a deal," she continued with a slight shrug. "However, I will admit it is kinda funny how easy it is to get under that collar of his." she pokes Nial lightly as she teases. Ignoring his question, she keeps going, "The name's Jessak. Yours?"
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« Reply #14 on: 03/16/15, 10:46:13 PM »
Crimsen unstealths himself near the group- grinning at the new gadget intelligence gave him. Wearing his signature leather jacket, he creeps up behind where Nial is and says, "Don't tell me... the strongest they have got? What is that anyway?"