!!+u5zzp0LPDj 04/20/12(Fri)12:46 No.18793057|
“I’m a traveler. I do what I can to finance my journies around the world, looking for a friend of mine. I hope that isn’t a problem?” Best not to tell him too much. He doesn’t need to know.
The marble man nods his head at you, before a clear voice rings, “Not at all! Chances are, if you’re looking for someone, you’ll be one step close to finding them here. Terec’s a big place, after all.” He steps to the side and waves you through the tall marble gate. Man, where did they get all this marble…?
The inside of the city certainly doesn’t look like you expected. You thought you’d see glorious marbles homes adorned with gemstones, alchemical fog billowing out of every window, golden streets, diamond fences… It’s still a fair sight more impressive than Crestdale, though. Where you’re at, these houses are mostly wooden, their solid structure more put together than what you’ve seen elsewhere. A motley of people walk the streets, young and old, men and women, clean and… slightly less clean. Certainly seems like a good place so far.
But it occurs to you that you have no idea where to start.
Fortunately, a marble guard is nearby, so you saunter up to him and ask him, “Excuse me sir, I’m new to the city, and-“
In a monotone voice he interrupts, “there are 2 inns nearby, the Golden Phoenix and Ingrid’s Inn, both located down this street. The merchant’s district is a few minutes’ walk to your left, the Arcane Schools are further past that, the Daedelus Workshops are past the inns, and the Alchemist’s Guild is located at the center of the city, by the towers.” In the same bored voice, he asks, “Is there anything else I can do to help, sir?”