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Blacktide The largest port city in Kingsreach, with a population of almost 36,000. Blacktide serves as a business center where trade and enterprise thrive. For whatever reason, the city is not exactly host to the friendliest sort of people, and has a bit of a reputation for not being the sort of place you want to be alone in at night. In recent years, Blacktide was plagued by a series of riots, but it was put down before it could escalate and now the city is recovering well.


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Old 10-25-2015, 03:40 AM   #1
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Default 4.11 evening :: dinner is served (All the Blacktide Peeps)

The feast was laid though the banners were grey and white now for the mourning had begun. The high priest spoke a brief prayer in Old Asseryan and Worthing's bones in their sealed sarcophagus took up the center of the room.

Roast venison and boar, stews of savory broth and lamb, dormice and swallows, eels and swordfish all took center stage of various courses while musicians sang sad tunes of lost loves and dead warriors.

Amid it all, Wallace ate and applauded. He kept one seat for the king's daughter at his side, where Lady Wolfe would usually sit and at the other sat Gavin and beyond him William and Warrick.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:34 PM   #2
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Warrick had missed Blacktide. Despite the smell, it was home. There were memories made in these walls. Memories of his mother and father. Memories of his wife and children. Memories with his twin. He had missed William. Gods had he felt lost without him. And it was good to be at his side again. What he did not miss was the bastard seated at the center of the high table. His memories of Wallace were not as fond... And even now... He drank deeply from his cup, ignoring the fare before him. He looked at William and spoke without saying a word before lifting his up to be filled again.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:54 PM   #3
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She wished Wallace had seated Gavin or one of the twins at her other side but she did her best to keep him amused with tales of Volorro and Summerhall. "It's a pity we cannot venture to the sacred grounds, Lord Wolfe," Ziamara said at last between the third and fourth courses. "Perhaps we could sail up the coast?"

"Only if the storms clear, princess. I have pleasure boats aplenty to take you." Wallace smiled. "We could make a day of it out on the water."

"That would be lovely. William, I think... it was before the war when I last went sailing with you, wasn't it? We went out to meet Artos' ship."

William nodded. He glanced at Gavin and Warrick. "Indeed, princess. Your husband was... startled to say the least." He smiled.

"Gavin? Did you ever sail on any of the Wolfe barges with your mother? They're such a joy... I imagine Lord Wolfe's own must be thrice as grand."

Wallace's eyes had darkened as she addressed William but he smiled again. "William's ship was such a... spartan thing. You will be astounded by mine. I took inspiration from our Saherazai neighbors."
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:25 PM   #4
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Gavin understood why it would have been a disaster if his father or Kain was sent along with Ziamara to Blacktide. Both would have probably burned the place to the ground with everyone inside. The banners, and prayer was a nice touch, but having Worthing's bones sitting in a sealed sarcophagus in the center of the room made Gavin wonder if Wallace even gave a damn about Worthing when he was alive.

The feast's fare was good and he tasted a bit of everything to be polite, but again bothered by the fact that Wallace separated Zee from his side by seating her at his side and Gavin on the other. He supposed it was an attempt at being respectful, but the seat where Zee sat would be where Lady Wolfe would have sat if she were still alive. It better not be some twisted foreshadowing in an attempt to steal Ziamara for himself.

It was far easier to scowl, but instead he kept on a more neutral mask. While Zee carried on the conversation to amuse Wallace, he kept busy attempting not to thrum his fingers on the table or look irritable which was where he was at with the excuses that Lord Wolfe was shoveling.

When addressed, he at least managed a smile, "Ah, yes, a few times." Then immediately fell silent as Wallace interjected how astounded she would be with his Saherazai styled ship. More like compensating for something, he thought darkly as he pushed about the third course and started in on the fourth.
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Wallace held out his hand as the music became something at least less mournful than a dirge--not by much, since it was a Merideen pavanne. "Princess. Would you favor me with a dance? Worthing would never wish for his funeral feasts to be all solemnity."

Ziamara paused but took his hand with a smile. "Of course, Lord Wolfe."

As Wallace led Ziamara off she cast a faint smile at Gavin. Her attention quickly returned to Wallace as he spoke to her quietly.

William watched the pair and shot a look at Warrick before he addressed Gavin. "So, has my twin promised to personally escort you through every tavern and wench's chamber in Blacktide yet or has he been too busy mooning over his parchments?"
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At what expense... Warrick bitterly drank more of his wine and finally tore into a piece of bread. "I recall Whitney did enjoy sailing," he said, quietly so Wallace would have to strain to hear him. "The prince was never as... enthusiastic about it." This he said with some fondness as he looked at Gavin. "Never was one to get sick on a ship, at least."

Warrick glanced towards Ziamara as Wallace escorted her to the floor and only half heard his brother. "It's been... busy..." he said. Gods, how many times had he said that. "I'm sure you're tired, no? Though, I would not be opposed to meeting with you tomorrow and taking you about if that is your wish, my lord," he said to Gavin.
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:36 AM   #7
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"You'd hardly know my brother was a warrior before the king stuck a quill in his hand." William chuckled. "Are you planning on taking a position on the council someday, Ser Gavin?"
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"I think I did get mother's sea legs, but some of those storms did manage to toss about a few lunches if I wasn't topside."

Any time Wallace mentioned Worthing to get either of them to do something, it felt as if he was goading them into one thing or another. Perhaps, he was reading too much into it, but it all stunk worse than Blacktide...if that was possible.

When Wallace requested a dance he caught Zee's faint smile and offered an encouraging one knowing that if there was a way to charm Lord Wolfe, Zee would figure out a way.

He was still subtly eyeing his cousin with Wallace, but looked at William when he was addressed. "Not yet, but I figured he would ask eventually...in his own time," he said with a smirk hinting that Warrick's age was slowing him down. A jape to some how lighten the grouchiness that was settling on them all like a shroud. "I would not mind it, but only if you are offering."

"I do not strive for it, but plans often change whether I wish it or not. I suppose I should say that I am not completely opposed to the idea," he replied wondering if that sounded diplomatic.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:46 PM   #9
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He watched the younger man as he answered. William's nod was accompanied by a smile. "Ah. So is it having your own lands you aim for, or will it be service and knighthood at your cousin's side til then?"
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"Service and knighthood until my purpose chances," Gavin replied with a shrug never planning for the future.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:49 PM   #11
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"The council is a worthy goal... Serving on it is... interesting..." he said, looking down into his cup. "But I speak from the wisdom acquired through my old age, you know... In ten years, you'll know what I mean. But in seriousness, I think you'd be well suited to the council, my lord. Calmer heads prevailing and all that..."
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:00 AM   #12
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"If the council's meant for cooler heads, how the hells are you sitting in it?" He smiled. "But you should think on the idea, Gavin. I heard of your exploits from your uncle... and I'm hearing enough tales from the West lately too. The king will need men who can turn a battle or a negotiation."
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:34 AM   #13
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"I feel that I would better serve to be out there on the front line for the moment, but I will not deny myself a seat upon the council if asked," he stated then chuckled with William's quip about Warrick. "A calm head is not needed when it comes to collecting and counting coin, I would imagine," he said with a smile. "The intimidating scowl helps to keep the faint of heart from attempting to open the royal coffers. It is why Warrick is so good at what he does."

"I have been thinking upon it, William, the future is not far from my mind of late," he said with a nod, but inwardly, it was also a bit of a lie as well. He did however want to get off of the subject of himself and then asked, "And how have you been, Ser? I have not heard much and have never been great at keeping up with correspondence while in the West."
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:04 PM   #14
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"Even if you were, we wouldn't get half the letters, ser. Not the way the bandits have plagued the roads- and Westridge's never been all that easy to traverse to start. I pity Attericus that hornets' nest he rules." William chuckled. "I've been fine. Kept busy patrolling our roads and managing my brother's men."
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Warrick fell to silence, smiling only slightly at Gavin's defense of him... But his eyes traveled elsewhere while his twin commenced with the conversation... And he took another drink... A deep one.
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He nodded with a stoic expression, "I think it is mainly the reason why he finds some relief with some snowwine to feel good and over account for everything that can be controlled."
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