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    During the last major shift in the Nexus government, a group of drow were allowed passage into the city, in return for providing supplies and manpower for the rebuilt government. Since then, drow soldiers have patrolled the streets, visible and uniformed, keeping the peace, often times through the simple application of intimidation. There were rumors, though, of drow who would slip out into the night, hidden and secret, to take care of more... tricky situations. There was no evidence for this, of course, only whispers in the back alleys of the city. Still, it had an impact, and the common criminals of the Nexus were certainly more reluctant to act.

    These drow, who had migrated to the ever turbulent Nexus, had recognized their need to rely upon one another, far more so than they would have back in their native Underdark. As such, when they settled, they chose to live close to one another. The neighborhood they had chosen was largely deserted and run-down, a part of the city few chose to live in, and which had little influence or interference from the ruling bodies of the Nexus. By their reasoning, they would bring stability to the area without displacing anyone. Also it would keep them isolated from anyone who might harbor prejudice against their race.

    It also kept their society somewhat closed and secret. This fostered even more rumors. Just what were they all doing here? What were they planning? You know those drow. They couldn't be trusted. Despite their claims of doing good, you knew they were up to something.


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    The neighborhood had changed since the drow's arrival. It had become darker. The buildings, most reconstructed from the shells of those left behind, were tall and looming, casting deep shadows on the streets below, even at midday. The architecture had a style all its own, the newest construction seemingly molded out of living rock. Varieties of overgrown mushrooms were cultivated along the edges of boulevards to create even more shade, some even sprouted from the sides of buildings forming semicircular awnings. Some of the buildings, mostly those of more conventional construction, were painted in muted earth tones. Rusty reds, muddy browns, a very rare splash of chalky blue. To normal eyes, the dark tones were hardly discernible in the shadows of the neighborhood, but under darkvision, they were truly vibrant works of art. Some buildings flew banners, most prominently the blue and gold of House Xar'Cha, but other sigils also had their place.

    A heavy, high wall enclosed Delmah Phor, and it was constantly patrolled by uniformed drow moving from tower to tower. Gates leading into the drow enclave were also guarded by sharp-eyed young soldiers. They questioned the motives of anyone entering, but rarely stopped anyone without reason. Within, most buildings were residences. Most were multistory apartments holding many households. Towards the center of the enclave, the residences became larger. Here, Delmah Phor's most important buildings were also located.

    Although outwardly welcome inside the walls of Delmah Phor, strangers are often looked upon with suspicion by the locals. Drow have sharp eyes and a long memory, and are quick to protect what is theirs. If they have reason to believe that one's motives are less than pure, they will not hesitate to take preventive measures. It may be as simple as expelling you from the enclave, or something more personal, and likely untraceable. Be careful, traveler, if you choose to walk these dark streets with dark actions in mind.

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    A tall building, one of the first to be restored, acts as the civic center of Delmah Phor. Broad steps lead up from an open square to a columned facade, hung exclusively with the blue and gold banners of House Xar'Cha. Guards dressed in gleaming ceremonial armor, chased with gold and set with bright blue enamel, watch over those who enter the building, as well as making certain visitors do not wander into more restricted sections. A few young drow dressed in simple blue robes are always stations at the doors as well, acting as guides and making certain those arriving have or can arrange appointments with those within. Most of the minor nobility in Delmah Phor keep offices here, as well as much of the administration who deal with the day to day running of the enclave. Sornnolu Xar'Cha, the de facto head of Delmah Phor.


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    Across the square, the largest construction in Delmah Phor is the newly built palace. It is an ornate building, enclosed by a stone and wrought-iron fence, fashioned in a spiderweb design. While it looked easy to climb, it was undoubtedly enchanted. Within the fence lies a wide strip of manicured lawn, planted with a variety of flora from both the surface world and the Underdark. A keen observer would note that each one was dangerous in some fashion. The palace itself was richly decorated with sculpture and architectural flourishes, all highlighted by dancing faerie fire of varying hues, though the blue of the ruling house was predominant. The grounds were patrolled by more House Xar'Cha guards in ceremonial armor. Young drow in blue and gold livery acted as servants and pages. No non-drow were allowed inside without an explicit invitation from a noble living within, and even then they might be denied entrance. Common drow, too, had difficulty gaining an audience here.


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    The cultural center of the drow enclave was the large temple in the north west of Delmah Phor. Constructed by magic to resemble a massive stalagmite, the temple towers over the enclave. Inside, multiple levels wrap around the circular building, creating balconies to accommodate the entire drow population of Delmah Phor when they come to worship. The focus of the temple was a circular altar of black stone at the center of the ground floor. The area around the altar was offset from the rest of the main temple floor by a low half-wall. No gate or doorway passed through it, instead the altar was accessed via a steep passage that led underground. The passages opening stood directly opposite the highly decorated double doors that led into the temple itself.


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    A broad street runs north to south between two gates on the eastern side of Delmah Phor. This was the center of the enclave's economy. This street was lined with shops, most of which had their owners living above, and sometimes below, their buildings. The street is often choked with stalls and wagons loaded with goods trying to move between them. A large blacksmith with an open furnace anchored the northern end of the street, whilst the southern end had more delicate goods, as well as a cafe, shaded by large, broad capped mushrooms. This market street is also where one is most likely to find non-drow living and working.


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    The south west side of Delmah Phor was still in somewhat of a state of disrepair. Many of the buildings here were unaltered or quickly patched up. Still, it has not gone entirely untouched. A large portion of this quadrant has been cleared away for an area of parkland. It was a strange, but beautiful mix of plant life from both the surface and the Underdark, and a much safer selection than which is found in the palace gardens. Green grass mixed with soft blue lichen in an open lawn area that was dotted with pools. These were spring fed, one or two with warm water bubbling up from deep within the earth. Others harbored fish and other wildlife, from which even the poorest resident of the enclave might take a meal. High trees and oversized mushrooms created a small, but thick forest which ran along the high outer wall of Delmah Phor.


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    Perhaps more so than any of her siblings Sadei has always been curious about other drow. Always going out of her way to observe them at the very least, though often too shy to actually speak with them. She's certainly no Divaonar. The outgoing nature of her Mother wasn't one of the traits that she picked up.

    No, this girl is rather quiet. Shy, even. Which creates an odd counter-point to her desire to get out and explore the wide world.

    Her connection to house Xar'cha should be fairly clear by her bluish skin, a common feature amongst the females of the house. Though the peppery black spots in her hair are no doubt an unusual touch. She's young in appearance, though at her apparent age she would probably be considered an adult in human terms.

    Elf maturation is weird like that.

    Attire is rather unusually modern in appearance. And that backpack sporting an image of various arctic animals really helps to cement the mental image of a school age teen heading off to further her education.

    Though she's most certainly not in school now, no. She's poking around the more public of the gardens, enjoying the flora and any animals she might be able to find amongst them.

    Butterflies in particular. Hopefully there are butterflies about.
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    Sadei will find a few butterflies floating about some flowering bushes at the edge of the treeline. They're joined by some industrious bumble bees, collecting nectar for a hive that has taken up residence beneath the cap of an oversized mushroom. Birds sitting up in the trees sing songs to one another.

    Out on the open lawn, children and families were gathered. A group of young boys was playing at fighting, using sticks as swords and holding nothing back. A mother and daughter sat on a rock overhanging one of the pools, trying to catch fish on a line. A couple, an off duty guard and her male, strolled across the grass, enjoying each other's company.
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    Lots of interesting people. But... kind of intimidating. The boys look way too busy. And the other girl looks like she's occupied as well. Best to stick to herself for the time being. Maybe if someone happens to stroll near?

    Sadei does seem a might out of place after all. A child with no adults nearby.

    Ah well.

    Time to do what she does best.

    Her eyes close as she takes in a slow breath and begins to sing. A haunting, reverberating, other-worldly melody with words that don't seem to be quite words. Impressions. Feelings. Sensations. Thoughts.

    A strange and alien beauty.

    The area around her slowly becomes more. Colors more vibrant. Aromas of flowers sweater. The drone of insect wings more harmonious. The babbling of the water like resonating crystal. The caress of the wind like chimes dancing in the breeze.

    Sadei sings.

    And all the world sings with her.
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    Ilpholin arrives, her tail swaying behind her slowly. Though known to many, she is perhaps familiar to but a few, especially with her current state. One cannot mistake her vibrant purple hair though, a trait she's always cherished. Of course, she also cannot be anything but stunning with her looks and the way she carries herself.

    Alas, murmers and lust are neither of her goals today as she makes her way towards the temple that looms over all. Worship of her deity is what brought her here today.

    Though she is paused by a song and turns to investigate. Or at least listen.
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    [Public Gardens]

    Sadei's song catches the attention of those nearby. Even the sparring boys stop to listen. The mother near the pool watches with suspicion. Singing in public just wasn't done. She urges her daughter to pack up to leave. The girl pouts a bit, but obeys. It seemed she liked the song, and may have come over, had her mother not been there to intervene.

    The boys decide this is too weird for them. None would admit that they found the song beautiful, at least, not in front of the others. One lingers, though, while his playmates run off.

    The drow couple stop and listen, the guard is wary of something so unusual, trained as she was to watch for such things. Her companion shakes his head and stands closer to her, encouraging her to just enjoy it. What harm could a child cause, afterall?
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    [Public Gardens]

    Ilpholin may very well recognize Sadei. The girl was around the Den and Raril fairly often. And like all of her siblings in humanoid form she wears one of those absurd looking backpacks.

    Sadei doesn't appear to notice the attention that her song is drawing. Mostly because her attention is on the flora and fauna around her.

    Flowers and leaves sway in tune to the music, dancing in the soft caress of the wind. A humming bird alights on a nearby branch to pause and listen. Butterflies, bees, and the odd flower-fly bounce and bob in the air about her as her melody drifts through the air and permeates the earth.

    There's powerful magic in that song, magic bringing out the color and splendor and wonder of the beauty around her.
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    Absurd looking backpacks?

    Whether Ilpholin recognizes Sadei or not, it becomes clear to Ilpholin that there's magic woven into that song, whether it be more of a nature thing, or a compulsion thing. Ilpholin isn't going to stick around in hopes that it's the former rather than the latter and will move on unless something occurs to make it otherwise.
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    [Public Gardens]

    The drow couple return to their walking, sharing a laugh and enjoying the now improved beauty of the gardens. The young boy slowly walks closer, an exaggerated echo of the way a scout might place his feet to quiet his steps. It wasn't quite as effective for the boy, but he was trying, not wanting to disturb Sadei and make her stop singing. He'll stop a few feet away, silently watching her.

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    Ilpholin will find herself walking through some rather narrow and rundown streets. Things were kept clean and most were in some state of renovation, but it wasn't quality work. The people who lived here in the south western quarter of Delmah Phor had a strong sense of pride for their neighborhood, but did not have the means to improve it as they would like. The drow here were more suspicious than most. They recognized her as nobility, but wondered what she was doing here without a single servant or guard. A group of young men watch her from the stoop of a building as she passes, not bothering to hide the hunger in their gaze. Further ahead, a similar group watched from a street corner. One of them laughed, grinning broadly at the draeglolth as she approached.
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    Neither, actually.

    It isn't nature magic like that of a druid. Nor is it enchanting magic that beguiles the mind. But rather something altogether different. And something altogether lovely.

    Sadei still doesn't appear to notice the attention that she's drawing. She knows on some level that her songs usually draw ears to her. She understands that her music is something many find worth enjoying. But despite this she tends to get lost in the melody.

    In some cases quite literally.

    Though not this time. Hasn't been singing long enough for that.

    As the boy draws near he might notice that the sound of his footsteps, the sound of the grass brushing up against his feet, falls into harmony with Sadei's song. A soft percussion added to the uncanny symphony.
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    Sadei's attempted technicalities doesn't stop Ilpholin from drawing her own conclusions and leaving, just like that mother.

    Though I still don't know anything about the backpacks.

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    Hmm... not quite quality work like they had back home, but practical enough. Most onlookers didn't warrant a second glance from Ilpholin. But one.

    One did.

    Ilpholin pauses in step to turn and face the brave man that laughed, staring directly at him. She'll say nothing, yet, though her facial features suggest a good explanation should be forthcoming.
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    [Public Gardens]

    The boy shuffles closer, subconsciously moving to the rythm of the song. That is, until he trips and falls flat on his face with a yelp of surprise.

    [Streets]

    The man was rather large, particularly by drow standards, and judging by his not-so-good looks, there may have been some orc blood in him, somewhere down the line. Whatever his ancestry, he was the biggest and baddest of a group of males who all considered themselves pretty big and bad, pushed to the edge of society, crowded out by the families with more money and more influence. Life had dealt them a bad hand, and when the opportinity came up for them to escape the hardships of being poor and Houseless in the Underdark, they'd come running, but the surface was not the shining paradise the nobles had promised them, and they were looking for some retribution.

    The ugly brute steps out onto the street, about ten yards in front of Ilpholin, blocking her path. His friends, a half dozen in all, file out behind him. The group of five that was sitting on the steps behind her, stand and move out into the street as well, cutting off the street from the rear.

    "Hey, Din, what've we got here?" A short fellow from the group behind calls.

    "Looks like a noble all on her lonesome outside the palace." The big drow replies. "Whatcha doin' out here, Sweetie?" He asks Ilpholin, smirking. "Lookin' for a good time?"
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    [Public Gardens]

    The yelp is enough to snap Sadei out of her song. Though amusingly enough the boy's cry is incorporated into what could be considered a crescendoing ending the the melody. Odd the way it incorporates the sounds of the world around it..

    "Oh! Umm..." she shuffles her feet nervously, unsure if she should move closer and help him up or back away. Unable to come to a decision she settles on just remaining where she is somewhat awkwardly.

    Sadei finally glances around again.

    Oh no! Many of the people had left! Had her song offended them somehow? That would be awful, she didn't mean to be a bother to anyone...

    "Are you alright...?" she finally asks, her voice quiet and uncertain.
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    [Streets]

    Somewhere down the way, a shape moved. Though checking it again, there doesn't seem to be anything there. If one were looking at just the right angle at just the right time, they might notice what seemed to be an aztec like drawing of a lion outlined on the ground and sides of buildings. One might even notice it move. But being 2-D, this particular creature was hard to sense, even for Ilpholin, and it only moves when she does.

    Gotta remember to describe that thing more often.

    "None of you revi'n jora could handle my good time. Step out of my way and this will be ignored." Ilpholin says, hand resting gently on her whip, face neutral.
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    The boy starts to pick himself up, but stops and stares, wideyed, at Sadei when she speaks to him. He was very clearly embarrassed and a bit frightened. "S..sorry." He stammers, before scrambling to his feet.

    [Streets]

    Din laughs, and the others quickly join in. "This ain't your palace, princess. We don't have to take no orders from you." He steps forward, pulling a short length of heavy pipe from his pocket. The other around him do the same, producing similarly makeshift weapons: Lengths of chain, planks of wood, a few carried daggers, rusted but their edges razor sharp.
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    [Public Gardens]

    The boy looks younger than she is. And... he's a bit nervous too? But why? Why would he approach her if he felt uncomfortable doing so? Plenty of things about drow culture that Sadei still doesn't understand.

    That may or may not be for the best.

    His own uncertainty makes Sadei feel ever so slightly less awkward. If he's nervous too then what does she have to be afraid of?

    Right?

    "Were you listening to my song?" she asks, tone becoming hopeful. "Did it sound alright? Oh I hope I didn't bother anyone..."

    ...

    Wow.

    That's unusually submissive for a female.

    What's her problem?
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    [Streets]

    Ilpholin smiles and responds quietly.
    "No. My palace is filled with psychopaths that make you look like a joke. I am Ilpholin, leader of AMEN, and if you haven't learned to fear my name by now, then you will by the end of the day. Tut." She articulates at the end.

    Moving to the ground below Ilpholin and purposefully becoming quite clear now is a huge lion-like creature with a black mane and two enormous pupil-less emerald-like eyes which seems to stare right at you from the ground. It looks ready to devour something. But for now it's just sitting on the ground like an extremely well made crayon drawing someone did.
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    "It was pretty." The boy says, standing up straight and dusting himself off. He relaxed slightly, too, since Sadei wasn't yelling at him. Or laughing at him. "I liked it."

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    "You think some half-arsed illusion's gonna scare us?" Din asked, scoffing. "Get her!" He shouts, and as one, the dozen drow charge, all looking to tear into Ilpholin with everything they had. Din was going to get there first, lining up a swing with his pipe aimed at the draeglolth's head.
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    [Streets]

    Ilpholin sighs. Not because she'd have to fight. No, it'd be good practice. But that'd she'd have to fight and minimize casualties. Where's the fun in that?

    She tsks and says, "Fetch," nodding at one of them as she does so, before running at the lead guy. She fully intends to jump and use his shoulders as a springboard to get out of the middle and away from being fully surrounded. She might still get smacked with the pipe if Din is able to adjust his swing well enough, though not directly on her head. A shoulder if he's particularly great, an arm if he's got skill, a leg if he's just good. If he's not even good, then he gets to wiff!

    Meanwhile Tut goes to grab one of the guys not Din and pull him into 2-D space. Let him become a drawing too! Tut doesn't quite have the same restraint as Ilpholin does, so if it works he's totally going to try and nom the guy's head off too. Cause he's big comparatively once the prey gets pulled down to his level. It's quite scary really. Like a monster from your childhood days.
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    One would think that thugs would have realized by now that attacking random people in the Nexus often results in horrible things.

    Ah well.

    [Public Gardens]

    Sadei smiles broadly!

    It would appear that she's happy someone likes her song! "Oh I'm so glad. Some people don't like it. They think it sounds..."

    She glances at where many of the garden's previous occupants had been milling about. "...strange. But I know the flowers and the wind and the animals like it. They're always happy to sing with me."
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    [Streets]

    Din's pretty quick for a strong guy and adjusts his swing. The impact won't have quite the punch it may have had, but it'll still hit Ilpholin hard, and in mid air it'll be awful hard to dodge. Another drow just behind him makes a grab for her as well, trying to roughly pull her down to the street.

    Tut succeeds in grabbing an unsuspecting thug. A brief question escapes his lips as he's pulled under, shortly followed by terrified screams. Two drow that had been running beside him glance back, wondering what had happened. They looked ready to bolt.

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    "Well... people don't normally go around singing." The boy points out, rubbing the back of his neck. "Not out in public anyways. It's not safe. At least, that's what mother says." He didn't seem to understand it.
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    Sornnolu's Office

    Without much in the way of ceremony, Junior walks into the office after checking his appointment with the guards as per usual.

    Only this time rather than lugging some massive contraption along with him to demonstrate, all he seems to have is a small bag of odds and ends. It may not look impressive, but he appears to be as proud of this accomplishment as he is of anything else he's brought in here to show off.

    "Yeh ready ta see what Ah've got lined up next?" He asks with a grin, beginning the monthly ritual once more.
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    [Sornnolu's Office]

    Behind his desk, the drow chuckles. "I doubt I could ever be prepared for what you invent, my friend. What do you have for me this time?"
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    "Tested em meself, live fire in a poker match 'gainst yer old man n' mine in fact. Be careful with em now." Junior reaches into the sack and pulls out a jar of clear gel that he sets down, not too concerned about its welfare. The next thing he pulls out is what appears to be a pill case, but every chamber is stuffed with cotton to pad and protect the contents from jarring movements.

    "Tha capsules're highly volatile, n'when they're punctured in any way, tha crystal suspended inside's flushed out an flung at high speeds in tha direction o' tha breech. Tossing them at summin usually does it." Junior takes a heavy iron plate out of his bag and sets it on the floor, then opens up the pill case and removes one, holding it firmly between his thumb and forefinger.

    He drops it to the plate in full view of Sorn's desk, and the instant it touches there's a sharp, ringing bang as the capsule explodes and a crystal embeds itself into the plate, making the entire thing jump and move to the left three inches from the force involved.

    "Coul'be used n'frag explosives, or firearms. Tha capsule itself is silent when it pops, all tha noise was from tha crystal hitting tha target."
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    [Sornnolu's Office]

    Sornnolu stands and leans over his desk, getting a better view of the damage done to the metal plate. His eyes were wide, shocked by the result, but there was a glitter in them, ideas and possibilities dancing behind. "There are many possible applications." He agrees, grinning. Junior will note a strong resemblance between Sorn and his father here, though it's doubtful he'd ever seen Raril quite so manic.

    "Do you think you could work on their stability? If a common soldier is to carry them in any form, we must be certain he will not harm himself."
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    The damage appears to be localized, but quite extensive. Junior has chosen the plate thickness well so that the demonstration hasn't taken a chunk out of Sorn's floor, but the crystal shard nearly penetrated all the way through without any time to accelerate.

    "Could make tha capsules thicker easy enough, but it means yeh'd need a surefire way o' setting them off. Can't jes toss em if they're more stable." Sounds simple enough. You have to be able to balance safety against usability and such.

    Next he gestures to the gel, setting the pillbox down for Sorn to play with after he leaves. He understands his boss' need to destress with some nice pointless violence and destruction now and then, so the demonstration toys are always left for him to do with as he pleases.

    "This's more utility than combat, but it's still crazy useful if yeh're inventive enough. Spread it over summin and it gets lighter. Tha more surface area it's spread on, tha lighter it gets, so when it's condensed inna jar like this it won't float in tha air er nuthin. Dries on clear like shellac, but yeh can scrape it off if yeh need to. Doesn' effect mass either, so if yeh put it on a weapon she'll swing faster an still hit as hard." Okay, maybe he lied about it having fewer combat uses, but he considers this a golden achievement on its own. Cover armor, weapons, and gear in a layer of this and the people carrying it will thank you over twice after their first march lugging it all around at the new weight.
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    [Public Gardens]

    Singing in public...

    Isn't safe?

    But father sings all the time! Okay, well. Not all the time. But he sings pretty commonly at the Den. Especially when she pesters him to do so. Which is pretty much every chance Sadei gets. Few things make her more happy than hearing Raril sing.

    The girl wrinkles her nose a bit.

    "Why wouldn't singing be safe? That sounds silly."


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    [Sornnolu's Office]

    "The use in armor crafting alone would be tremendous." Sornnolu marvels. "Could you produce a significant quantity for our armorers to use? If applied to our heaviest armors, it would allow our soldiers to be more maneuverable." He requests. "The faster the better, of course."

    "Also, I have something I would like you to look at." The drow reaches into his robes and draws out an ornately crafted flintlock pistol, designed to look like a dragon spewing flames. "Could you build me another of these, or perhaps a few? Nothing so ornate, of course, just a working model. And I would prefer it if you did not damage this one in the process. I am rather fond of it." Sornnolu had a soft spot for dragons. "I believe it may be an ideal delivery system for those capsules of yours. As well as other varied effects." He wanted to experiment with them himself, from the arcane side of things.

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    "Mother says that if the wrong people hear you, you'll get in really big trouble." The young drow explains.
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    Junior studies the gun as he goes over the requests in his head, "Well, tha problem with makin a ton o' tha gel s'that it tends ta fly up'n stick to tha ceiling when it's done. Still, Ah kin make it if yeh get me some 'elp ta scrape it off n'bottle it. As fer tha guns, they'd need summin that hit tha capsule itself, rather'n strikes a pan on tha outside like this. Ah could design summin that looks like em, but will fire tha capsules, but yeh're gunna have ta hire a proper blacksmith ta make it sturdy. Course, Ah could always grow em outta those crystals instead if yeh think that'd be best." Junior is refering to the crystals he made his hat liner out of, and that he was originally contracted to make the drow scimitars and other weapons from because of its momentum increasing properties. Those properties wouldn't really help a gun much unless it was used as a club, but the crystals are at least as strong as steel and Junior has been growing a surplus of them to use in all kinds of projects now that he has the proper facilities.

    "Ah won't need ta touch yer one, if Ah'm makin them from scratch." He waves off Sorn's concerns about the destruction of his own weapon.
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    [Public Gardens]

    "Oh..." Sadei wriggles a bit uncomfortably at that. You can get in trouble for singing here? But... but that's crazy! Signing doesn't hurt anyone.

    ...

    Well...

    At least it doesn't unless she sings That Song.

    But she doesn't like That Song at all. It sounds terrible and cruel and it makes her feel bad and icky when she sings it. And no one else seems very fond of it either. Probably because of the brain melting.

    No one likes their brains melted.

    "Well... I don't want to get in trouble..." getting in trouble is pretty terrible. And if she got in trouble here she's sure that father would be upset with her. And that would be the worst possible thing!

    The drow girl's mood lifts ever so slightly when one of the flitting butterflies lands on her, as if encouraging her to continue the song. Sadly she probably shouldn't... "Oh. Umm... I'm Sadei Xar'cha. Who are you?"
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