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Questions wisely left unasked. (Attn. Addnag)
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Neil Ó Fand-Mór Offline
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Questions wisely left unasked. (Attn. Addnag)
Date: Imbolc | 20 Sneactha | 1713 ATA
Time of Day: midafternoon
Weather: drizzly
Location: Rockskipper Tavern.
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Neil sauntered into the Rockskipper, mid-Sneactha, 1713, after a lengthy tour aboard a lumber trading vessel.

The list of reasons why the lumber trade was poor work was quite lengthy, so far as Neil was concerned- but he held that bar none the worst part was that lumber was not a commodity anyone was particularly keen on liberating from you. Now, don't get him wrong, he was never keen on fighting off pirates and the like, but there was nothing like a good chase, fleeing from armed brigands, to liven up a voyage.

Still, work was work... with a very unfortunate emphasis on the was. With this particular lap done he had been informed that his services were no longer needed aboard the vessel- despite the fact that he had managed to cut off a full 2 days from the third leg cutting them through that storm-front! The mast didn't even need replacement afterwards, just a little reinforcement! Still, that's gratitude for you.

In any case, there he was again, in a dockside tavern, opening his ears as wide as they would go in hopes of overhearing tale of some work while he frittered away his last few coins on refreshment and some merriment to take his mind off of it.

And so it was that he found himself sitting at the bar, Brine balanced on his left shoulder, looking a bit the worse for wear at her age, bur still regarding the tavern with a curious eye, even while her master stared resolutely at the counter top, as though daring it to challenge the wisdom of his decision to spend the last of his cash.
(This post was last modified: 05-14-2013 12:42 PM by Neil Ó Fand-Mór.)
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RE: Questions wisely left unasked.
The bird atop Neil's shoulder stiffened, for a moment, cocked it's head and let out a querulous 'waaark', attention caught on a familiar bob of red hair further down the bar.

Addnag Uí Nemain-Sleá was perched on her favorite barstool.

She knew it was her favorite barstool because it was the same one she'd chosen every day for the last few weeks, once the ship she'd been jaunting off with for her mother had returned to port to await the next potential shipment -and the procurement of a new boat, as required due to the foolish lack of ability displayed on the part of the one man of the crew who was supposed to be in charge of avoiding obstacles, not scraping up the hull and leaving them secreting their goods away along the shoreline because the damn thing began to sink - it had been a wonder that they'd managed to get the bulk of their goods out in time, and there were a few Water Charm users who had jaunted back out to retrieve whatever else they could that remained.

No iron, thankfully, and the dangerous goods they'd carried back had been retrieved without incident...

Still, they now had a ship near procured, but no tried and true navigator - their former associate had been reassigned to work as a deckhand, this had been the second grand mistake he had made in so many trips and this one had cost them a fecking ship - but they couldn't leave without one, now could they? True enough, many held the ability to do some navigation, but ... they couldn't afford more mistakes.

This last one had cost them far too much.

She huffed, blew her bangs out from her eyes and rested her arms on the slightly sticky surface of the bar, carefully uprighted her spilled drink, and motioned for another, something stronger.

Who knew how much longer she'd be stuck on land...
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RE: Questions wisely left unasked. (Attn. Addnag)
Neil managed to ignore his feathered companion's antics until, with a series of loud clicks, she hopped from his shoulder onto his head, and from there fluttered over to the counter beside a redhead she recognized.

Several thoughts played through Neil's head in quick succession. The first being I'm not nearly drunk enough for this yet, quickly followed by nigh-simultaneous stupid bird and what the hell? She never just wanders off. After about half a beat it was then Ooh, well I might be just sober enough if I can get HER to join me in my drinking- I think she'd fit quite nicely on my lap, then, finally "...Addnag?? O_o"

This last thought was fully vocalized- last he had heard this particular girl was living in Aesir lands or something like that- he hadn't really been paying that much attention... regardless, she was among the last people he would have been expecting to run into.
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RE: Questions wisely left unasked. (Attn. Addnag)
The girl blinked at the little clicks and chirps, wrote them off as nothing up until there was a clatter of talons and flutter of feathers and she found herself with company.

She turned, then grinned, broadly, reached out to carefully scritch at some of the her feathers and coos. "Hey there, where are you from-?"

Her head turned up and towards the startled exclamation, and she blinks, then beams, big and broad. "Oh! Neil, is that you? It's been awhile, hasn't it?"
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RE: Questions wisely left unasked. (Attn. Addnag)
Neil shoots his Tern a look, and she flutters back over to his shoulder, looking abashed. "Quite a while- what brings you to town? Oh- I believe you know Brine... oh alright fine you can go say hi." with this Brine flutters back over to Addnag and lands on her shoulders, letting out a merry little click- it wasn't a new routine, picking up a lovely young lady with a friendly animal companion- they'd even rehearsed it a time or two- though to his memory this was the first time the bird had actually initiated it, instead of just appearing to flutter over much to his dismay.
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RE: Questions wisely left unasked. (Attn. Addnag)
"Oh, you know, work and trade, working fot mum. Stuck on land a little while - been back on and off a few years, now. Didn't like Elk lands much - got dragged that way to join the rest of the fine for awhile, after the Aesir showed up. Too many horses, not near enough sea."

The girl smiled wide, kissed the side of the bird's head as she returned, laughed. "Our fool navigator managed to sink us, so we've been stuck in port for a few weeks."
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RE: Questions wisely left unasked. (Attn. Addnag)
"Landlocked, aye. I know the feeling- actively, in fact." I frown. "Still, hard times are made easier with a friend, it's good to see y-" it was at this moment that what Addnag had said about her current situation processed trough Neil's absent mind "wait, your navigator sunk your ship?" he asked, visibly stifling a laugh. "How the hell did they get the job in the first place? Win a contest for who could come up with the most interesting name for a star?"
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RE: Questions wisely left unasked. (Attn. Addnag)
The girl scowled.

"He started getting sloppy. Got our hull scraped up on rocks last trip. This time he sunk us. He's no longer our navigator."

She sighed, fingers closing over her mug. "Which means we need a new one... Heh. Hard times in some ways, but not always - business is good!"
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RE: Questions wisely left unasked. (Attn. Addnag)
Neil snorted "I know quite a few captains who'd have dropped him out in a dinghy with a hole in the bottom- past the horizon and left him to navigate like his life depend on it after a stunt like that." after a few seconds he blinks and lets out a low whistle, signaling his little feathered friend that the flirty plan is off- and so the old Tern stops rubbing her head against the lady's cheek in mid-stroke, and flutters back over to land atop her master's head.

He pauses, frowns, and pokes the bird in the side until she hops down onto his shoulder with an indignant click. "So... you're short on crew, then?" he tries very hard not to sound too solicitous, but fails, and rather badly at that.
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RE: Questions wisely left unasked. (Attn. Addnag)
"Yes, well, he's close as kin, to a point - most of the crew is, really! - and useful in other ways, still, even if he's fecked up his role these last few runs." She sighs. "It was a nice ship, too - not big, but I liked it fine."

She blinked, then chuckled as the bird landed atop the man's head, hid her laughter behind a hand. "Not so much crew but navigator, yes. Mum's strict on who she's willing to bring on, so it's been quite a troublesome fuss. Finding someone who meets the criteria and doesn't need to be trained from the ground up is hard."

She grinned at his soliciting tone, and raised a brow. "Why the interest, though? I wouldn't think you out of work - looking for a change of pace?"
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