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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2010, 02:15:09 pm »
Lyra, noticing Nikos' gaze smiled softly as he greeted them.  He seemed an interesting character, far from the battle-hardened soldier she had expected.  She'd have to talk to him more when the opportunity presented itself.  As he turned again to talk with the Blacks, Lyra once again curtseyed lightly before she and Teran moved off to mingle with other guests.

Later, as Teran chatted up various aquaintances of his around the party, Lyra found the opportunity she was looking for.  Walking up from behind Nikos with wine glass in hand, she spoke, her voice gentle yet at the same time bearing a certain presence behind it.  "A fine wine you chose for the evening.  It compliments the warm night well.  Jermens isn't it?  A fine vineyard they have.  My father has expressed desires to purchase it for some time now."

Comming up along side him, she turned, her deep eyes studying his face.  "What of you?  What aspirations does the great Commander Verdo hold for himself?"
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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2010, 02:18:41 pm »
Ikares was standing the the door opening connecting the kitchen to the courtyard. His face was grave as he saw Nikos being approached numerous time, appearing to become more and more constraint. "Ammon protect those musicians if they aren't ready soon." he snapped at a young slave who passed by through the door. The poor girl jumped from his sudden comment and said that she would make sure that they hurried as much as possible, jetting of through the kitchen. Ikares carefully made his way through the kitchen into the corridor connecting to the slaves quarters when he bumped into the musicians. He scolded them as he led them to the kitchen door. "Wait here" he whispered and slipped through the drapery. He cleared his throat as he approached Nikos from behind to get his attention and bowed. Just then he noticed that he had interupted Nikos in the middle of a discussion with a charming young woman. Ikares blushed and hesitated for a second, bowed again, apologized for interupting and informed Nikos that the bards were finally ready.
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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2010, 02:30:12 pm »
"Now, gentlemen, I've heard your family has some damn fine military men in it, if you excuse the bit of gutter slang. Now, my beloved grandfather, who doles out money for the family, is looking for me to write a case study because 'my education requires it'. Do you boys know what a case study is?"

Brutus smirks as he pulls the cork off the wine bottle in his hand and takes a long swig, jutting back in conversation before the Blacks could reply. His friends grin and chuckle.

"Sorry, I didn't mean to be patronizing. Please forgive my lack of manners." A smile before he continues, a tone of sarcasm and mockery in his voice, "Now, you're little estate is quite a defensive position, and people in the city are quite aware of how much in your debt the city is. Now, I don't suppose the common people know how you treat their leaders like dirt and with such contempt it practically boils off your skin, huddled together, muttering about how lazy and wasteful and such we all are and how we should get off our high horses, but I digress. The point is, I was hoping to stage a little wargame. My forces against your defenses, lasting for a week. We win if we take your little defensive spot and we lose if we can't. The wager shall be..."

A glint comes into his eye.

"Isn't Darian having some troubles obtaining a wife? He's ten years older than I am! Here's this then, if you lose, Darian spends a night out on the town with us. We'll cure his shyness...Now, if we lose, you propose something for that. Any suggestions? Excuse me for a moment."

The circle of friends all grin wider, thinking of the fun that could be had with the bachelor Black. Brutus turns, takes a large gulp of wine, and moves into the crowd, looking for Teran or Kylis Kraetus. After a moment of searching, he finds Teran, and after another gulp of wine slides down his throat he asks, "Hey, Teran! How are you? How is Lyra? Is Kylis here?"
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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2010, 02:50:30 pm »
Once Brutus had walked away, it took all of the trio's willpower not to break out in laughter. They turned around and whispered to each other, Marcus saying, "Ridiculous. He really thinks it's appropriate to challenge us?" Gangri shrugged, "Maybe we should let Regulus join this wargame and 'accidentally' put an arrow through the boy's mouth, maybe that would shut him up." Darian looked over at Brutus before turning back to the group and chuckling, "I wonder if he realizes he's a perfect representation of why we don't like the nobles; drunk, useless, wasteful, and, more often than not, idiots." Marcus nodded, "So we're all realize this challenge is pathetic?" The other two nodded their agreement, so Marcus continued, "Then we tell Brutus off as lightly as possible. Don't want to have to draw any of our swords at this party, Verdo and the others wouldn't appreciate us crashing it."

They then turned back around, waiting for the wine-lover to return to spout more nonsense at them.

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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2010, 10:12:57 pm »
Nikos was pleasantly surprised to be interrupted by Lyra.

"Why yes, it is Jermens. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that a Kraetus would recognize the wine. In fact, I should probably be thanking you for your compliment, especially on the subject of vineyards." Nikos eyed Lyra as she walked up to his side, smiling at her. This was interrupted for a moment as Ikares chose this moment to break in with news of the bards. Normally Nikos would have been annoyed, but he was especially happy at this particular moment, and the news that Ikares brought was good.

"Good!" Nikos said, patting Ikares on the back, "tell them to play away. That's what I'm paying them for after all!" he said with a laugh before turning back to Lyra.

"Aspirations?" Nikos asked, repeating the question Lyra had presented. "That is a tough one. I have many aspirations, some of which conflict with others. I think every man would enjoy a little power, and I am no different. But at the same time I wish to start a family. That is why I turned down my position in the military and chose to settle in Cunae." Nikos was looking right at Lyra to see her reaction. "But that's just me talking. Does a women of your stature have any aspirations? I'm sure you could achieve much in your lifetime. You are young and beautiful..."

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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2010, 08:27:54 am »
"Brutus!" Teran said enthusiasticaly as he turned to greet him.  "It's good to see you my friend.  My sister and I are well, thank you.  What of your family?  As for Kylis, I havn't seen him, but he may yet show.  I know he is fond of these sorts of assemblies."

No sooner had he spoke the words that Kylis emerged from the crowd nearby, having just arrived minutes ago.  A gathering like this was a powerful opportunity to expand his connections and influence, an opportunity he had no attention to let pass.  Still, he would let himself enjoy the night if the option presented itself.

Spying Brutus speaking with Teran, he quickly approached the pair.  "Brutus my friend!  How are you on this fine evening." he said brightly with a smile before turning to Teran, and continuing, much colder, "Evening cousin."



Lyra smiled and blushed slightly at Nikos' compliments.  "I thank you for your kind words.  Of course I have my aspirations." she began, taking another sip from her wine glass.  "But my duty to my family is to guide and facilitate the next patriarch, my brother."

"Of course," she continued, raising her eyebrows with a slight smirk, "That's not to say that my duties and my goals are mutually exclusive."
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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2010, 11:04:51 am »
"It is nice to finally meet a woman with aspirations. I have talked to many people, some of which were women, who voice no concern about the future. I am glad to see you breaking the mold!" Nikos smiled again as he looked at Lyra. In the background the music finally started to play, creating a nice and relaxing mood for those at the Verdo Villa.

"Sorry if this seems forward," Nikos said, turning to Lyra, "but would you like to dance? I do have a party to attend to and, in many ways, this means I must guide people into doing things. Dancing is one of these things, and it would look foolish if I were to dance by myself."

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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2010, 11:51:30 am »
"It would be my pleasure to assit our gracious host in this matter then." Lyra beamed with a soft laugh.  Offering her hand to Nikos, she let him lead her to the dancefloor.
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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2010, 01:13:02 pm »
Brutus smiles and holds up the half-empty bottle of wine, "Good, and getting better with every sip! My dad is doing what he normally does at these sorts of affairs, my sister is probably yelling at some poor servant, and my mother is probably attempting to find me a wife. Speaking of getting myself a wife, how is Lyra?

Brutus laughs breifly, takes another swig of wine, then continues, "I jest, I jest. Now, I've challenged the Blacks 'gentlemen' to a little wargame of sorts focusing on their defenses, and since we have experience working together on these sorts of things, care to join me in thoroughly destroying them?"

Brutus grins, a mischievous glint in his eye, "If we win, we get to take Darian out for a night on the town. If we lose...well, that's the Blacks decision. My grandfather requires me to do another case study for my tactics education, so I figured, why not try to humble the Blacks a little while I'm at it. Up for it, my good friend Kylis? Teran, how about you? You have some skill fighting, and two friends at my side in battle is better than one when facing arrogant snobs who hold a decent defensive position."
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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2010, 01:57:00 pm »
Nikos led Lyra to a clear spot in front of the wading pool which happened to be very close to the musicians. Nikos considered making an announcement that people could start dancing, but then went against that. The crowd would figure it out soon enough. Nikos turned to Lyra and flashed one of his smiles.

"Now, lets see if I remember how to do this..." Nikos started moving in one of the more common dances that he had learned as a child. He wasn't the best at it, but he wasn't bad either. Besides, the dance he had chosen had the woman moving more than the man.

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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2010, 02:38:38 pm »
The Skandalon family arrives fashionably late. Being the divas that they are they make a great entrance, Scorpius of course being carried on a chair held by servants. Aries and Sagittaron quickly go to the food being served at the party and start eating like pigs. Virgus quickly goes to hit on the ladies of the party with suave pick up lines. Leonis and Aquaria are quickly surrounded by guests due to their popularity. Leonis cannot help but gloat about himself.

Meanwhile Tauron and Libra are having a horrible time since they hate these kinds of events. Someone bumps into Tauron and he immediately yells at them. Libra gets him to calm down, however he is still pissed off that he has to be here. Gemenon and Ophiuchia start socializing but end up trying to swindle people into betting money. Picon and Caprica on the other hand are having a great time with small talk and chatting with whomever they meet at the party. Caprica brags about her sons saying how wonderful they are, however the party guests know better.

Lastly Canceron stands in a corner of the room with no one to talk to. He wishes he as as social as the rest of his family, however he is too shy to go to talk to anyone.
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« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2010, 06:27:07 am »
Yama Yamino had finally arrived. He explained that the family had found a lead on the whereabouts of his errant son, Hareta, and that an exhaustive search had been launched. Unfortunately, the boy had not been found. The effort left Yama seeming run-down and grimy. He was sweating profusely, and his clothes were somewhat stained from the deluge of perspiration. He briefly inspected the family that had just arrived before him, and they all seemed to be well-mannered folk. As Shino, Markus, and Mushi arrived behind him, Yama could not help but wonder what Hareta was doing right now. Shino interrupted his thoughts.
"Yama... perhaps we should make conversation with some of the others?"
With this, Shino took Mushi and went to chat with Caprica. Markus headed off to find the refreshments, and Yama turned to speak with Canceron.
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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2010, 04:04:34 pm »
Caprica happily greets Shino took Mushi "Hello, I am Caprica and is is my husband Picon." She starts pointing out all of her 7 sons and their wives plus her grand son, then Picon interrupts her and says "And you are ?" raising his one good eye.

Meanwhile Virgus goes up to Lyra and Nikos. "May I cut in?" he rudly pushes Nikos to the side, "Well hello there. It hot in here or is it just you?" he says charismatically as he begins to dance.
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« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2010, 09:00:38 pm »
Nikos was both shocked and appalled, but he quickly regained his composure. He immediately went straight back up to Virgus and tapped on his shoulder.

"Actually, yes I do mind," and with that he placed both of his hands on Virgus' shoulders and pulled him backwards, sticking out his right foot so that he would fall onto his back. The music stopped and shocked laughter came out of the crowd at seeing a noble fall on their ass. Nikos bent down next to him and whispered so that only Virgus could hear.

"Bad form my friend, bad form." Nikos then stood up and started talking in a much louder voice so that everyone who was paying attention could hear. "Normally I wouldn't react in such a way towards a cut-in during a dance, but when it is the first dance to the first song played during my own party at my own house, well, that's where I make an exception." He paused for a moment looking at the crowd and then back down at Virgus. "Thank you for attending my party Virgus, but you have outstayed your welcome. You know where the gate is, but in case you forgot I'll have some of my slaves escort you out." At that Nikos signaled to the two nearest slaves.

"Get him out of here," he said under his breath as they passed him. Nikos turned back towards the bards. "Play on my friends, play on!" and with that the music started back up and the party somewhat returned to normal although there was the obvious awkwardness. However, Nikos had only one thing on his mind so he quickly sought out Lyra.

"I apologize for what happened there, and I'm sorry for the scene I caused."

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Re: Cunae Testing RP
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2010, 11:36:47 pm »
After being humiliated at the party Virgus got up and was about to swing at Nikos, however his brother Gemenon stepped in and held him back. "Pardon my brother. His love of beautiful women blinds him sometimes." Gemenon then bowed to Nikos and Lyra. "Thank you again for your wonderful party. My brother sometimes forgets that he is a guest." Gemenon said nudging Virgus to back away from the couple. Gemenon looked at Virgus " What $%!% do you think you were doing?! Best you go home brother, before you get us all kicked out of here." Virgus stormed out of the party pushing the slaves to the side "I know the way out!"