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Re: Royal Flush (Reena & Mint)

Post  Mint on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:49 pm

Mint steps through.

"It is good to see you again cousin. You are looking fit as always. I wish that I could accompany you into Shadow, but duty leads me to seek out Prince Fernand and Lady Valentine, or is she Princess Valentine? I have paid far to little attention to the Circle afore now. Still I can afford a bit of time to catch up with you. Do you know about the twins? The new ginger? The Crimson Unicorns? And of course I must hear about these friends of yours."
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Post  Reena on Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:43 pm

Reena sighs loudly and throws up her hands.

"Is everything tied to everything else!? I was hoping to return to Amber with some exciting news but it seems everyone else has already learned all there is to know. Have you all been busier than me? Getting your noses into stuff while I was lazing around Uberwald? I fought off a giant magical construct you know!

"Yes, yes, I know Fernand and Princess Valentine. We are in Fernand's house and in a few minutes we will be escorting Valentine to a well defended secret location in Shadow. She's here too. Let's go find them and you can let our lost family know what you have to tell."


She opens the door to the room and gestures to Roderick. "Slight change of plans, boy. Lead us to Fernand."
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Post  Mint on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:31 am

"I don't know everything. I didn't know about the construct. Well done! I didn't even know this was Frnand's house. I just go where duty leads and duty has taken some odd turns of late." Mint will follow Reena and Roderick.
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Post  Reena on Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:23 pm

As they follow the servant Reena says to Mint, "Once we have some time away from this house and its occupants we should discuss what has been happening lately. When you tried to contact me earlier you seemed to be in a battle of some sort. When I tried to get back in touch with you I had no luck with the Trumps. You must have a story to tell but let it wait until we are away from Fernand and Valentine."
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Post  Mint on Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:12 pm

Mint simply nods her agreement.
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Post  David on Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:55 pm

It takes a little time to discover Fernand's whereabouts. He walks in the garden around the other side of the courtyard, surrounded by walls upon which stand plenty of guards in two different liveries.

The garden itself, although small, is quite beautiful. A fountain flows in a kind of spiral in its center, surrounded by trellises of many different flowers. Several large trees of different types provide shade.

Fernand and Princess Valentine sit beside the fountain. As Reena and Mint approach, he stands. Mint for the first time sees his eyes--the same purple as one of Fergus' eyes, just as Josette's matched his gold. He reminds Mint in some ways of both Benedict and of Julian, but also in some ineffable way of Gerard for some reason.
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Re: Royal Flush (Reena & Mint)

Post  Mint on Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:11 pm

Mint curtseys to both Fernand and Valentine.

"I'm afraid that my court protocol was never very solid and has grown rusty with disuse in the Arden. As the technically lowest ranked personage here, given no servants to announce us, I believe it falls to me to introduce myself first. I am Lady Mintabilia Brandsdotor, sworn woman of His Majesty King Random the First or Amber, and Ranger of the Arden."

Mint smiles slightly. She seems clearly curious whether Fernand or Valentine will introduce theirself first.
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Post  Reena on Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:02 am

Reena moves aside from Mint to let her cousin deliver her message uninterrupted. Leaning against the wall she crosses her arms and watches her host.
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Post  David on Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:06 pm

"Greeings, Lady Mintabilia," says Princess Valentine. "You honor us with your visit." She gives the briefest glance at Reena as she speaks. "Hopefully your arrival at this time augers well for both our Homes. May I presume you arrived via the talents of your kinswoman?"

Fernand, meanwhile reacts slightly at her name, and gives her face a piercing in neutral gaze.
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Re: Royal Flush (Reena & Mint)

Post  Mint on Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:19 am

Mintabilia returns Fernand's gaze briefly, but unflinchingly, before turning her attention to Princess Valentine.

"Thank you for the warm welcome your majesty. I arrived via the Trumps. Alabaster Unicorn, not Crimson."

Mint's gaze flickers back to Fernand with the word Crimson before returning to Princess Valentine.

"I would like to think my arrival felicitous for all three of our homelands."

To Valentine she adds,"Your sister, Sister Mircalla asked me to offer you her best wishes and her prayers."

Mint turns her gaze to Fernand. She raises an eyebrow as if to suggest both that it is his turn to introduce himself, and that she may well have something to say to him once he does.


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Re: Royal Flush (Reena & Mint)

Post  David on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:32 pm

[OOC - who is Lydia?]

"Thank you," says Valentine, "although you needn't call me Majesty. Allow me to introduce Lord Fernand, our host."

Fernand gives a bow of military precision, managing to convey genuine respect and courtesy as well as suggesting he's cutting through what might be extremely complex questions of etiquette. He frankly looks like the extraordinary warrior his sister claimed him to be back on the Hippogriff. His eyes show intelligence, depth, vast alertness and some worry. "An honor, Lady," he says.
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Re: Royal Flush (Reena & Mint)

Post  Mint on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:17 pm

Mint returns the boy with a curtsey, albeit one that conveys far less information.

"Lord Fernand? I am quite pleased to finally make your acquaintance. Your reputation preceeds you."

Mint looks puzzled.

"I had thought you a Prince. Have you forsaken that title?"
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Post  David on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:53 pm

"Not forsaken. Retired. Temporarily," he says.

Valentine smiles at this, gazing at Fernand with enormous emotion, under control.

"You say 'finally' make my acquaintance. Has your cousin been telling stories of me?"
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Re: Royal Flush (Reena & Mint)

Post  Mint on Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:08 am

"I first heard of you from your sister, Josette. I meant to meet with you sooner, but I ended up taking the scenic route to get here. Farmouth is lovely this time of year."
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Post  David on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:03 am

Fernand and Valentine go very very still. After a moment, the former speaks:

"Pray tell, what did Josette tell you?"
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Post  Mint on Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:28 am

"She told me a few things, but since the two of you seem a wee bit apprehensive I shall cut to the chase. I agreed to undertake a mission for her. She set for me the task of proving to you, her brother, that she did not kill her sister Isabel. In point of fact I stand before you today in hopes of learning as much as I can from you that may aid me toward that end. If you wish to confirm my bonafides, Sister Mircalla witnessed my conversation with Josette.

"Josette said,..."

Mint does a passable imitation of Josette's voice

"...'As for what proof Fernand might accept--I suggest you ask him. He will also cheerfully give you any help he can towards your goal. He suspects me of murder--that hardly means he wants to believe it.' then she added 'Under the circumstances, he will believe Sister Mircalla. She is as reliable a witness as can be imagined. And he won't see any reason for the rest of you to take sides in our disputes. He's quite honorable, my brother Fernand. Remember that. Those exact words."

In her own voice Mint adds, "I genuinely have no idea why those precise words matter, but she cared enough that it seemed reasonable to quote them for you in their entirety."
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Post  David on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:50 am

Fernand subtly but visibly relaxes upon hearing those words. Even more subtly, so does Valentine.

"We were going to be leaving soon," she says after a moment. "Taking a journey through Shadow to a safe location."

"Someone tried to assassinate Valentine," Fernand says, quietly. That quiet seems the quiet of a resting dragon or deep abyss. "Not anyone local. I intend to make sure she is safe before acting against whoever did this. Lady Reena will be joining us for the journey. I'm willing to have you accompany us, during which we can talk. Josette spoke true--I don't want her to be guilty."
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Post  Mint on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:13 pm

"I am willing to travel. How long before departure?" asks Mint.
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Post  David on Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:54 am

"Within two hours," is Fernand's reply.
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Re: Royal Flush (Reena & Mint)

Post  Mint on Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:16 pm

"Then I shall take my leave until then."

Mint curtsies once more before leaving Fernand and Valentine to their preparations.

If Reena follows then the two of them may talk. (OOC Reena?)

Either way Mint immediately begins to write a supplemental report in triplicate. She details everything so far including her intent to depart alongside Fernand, Valentine, and Reena, but she leaves the reports uncompleted for the moment in case she needs to add a bit more.

(OOC: Mint intends to make a couple of Trump calls during the two hours, but I will hold off on those until I know if Reena wants to talk first.)
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Post  Reena on Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:47 pm

"A couple of hours? I should continue my preparations then." Reena gives a slight nod to Fernand and Valentine, but no bow, and walks out with Mint.

"You have been busy meeting all the new family" Reena laughs. "You can go back to my room if you like, I still need to get to the armoury and then I'll meet up with you. Maybe you have some info for me about these Josette and Isobel people?"
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Re: Royal Flush (Reena & Mint)

Post  Mint on Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:12 pm

"I try to keep busy."

Mint nods her agreement to the suggestion of returning to Reena's room.

"We'll talk when you get back."

Once in Reena's room, Mint updates her reports and then pulls out her Trump deck.

She shuffles out 3 Trumps and begins to concentrate on the first.


Karlsen, cousin, craftsman, artist. I met you before most of my family and you eased my way into Amber. Answer my call.
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Post  Reena on Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:52 am

Re-employing Roderick as her guide, Reena makes her way to the armoury. None of the weapons on hand are exactly what she prefers, Again, I should never have left my equipment in Grimm. She decides on a pair of shortswords, pointed but heavy enough in the blade to be able to parry a heavier blade without breaking she hopes. A small crossbow an a bracer of bolts rounds out her arsenal.

Shopping trip finished she heads back to see Mint.
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Post  Mint on Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:03 am

When Reena arrives she will find Mint in the middle of a Trump call.
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Post  Reena on Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:34 am

[[OOC: I'm in the middle of a move across town this weekend. May not be able to post again for a few days. Kind of depends on when the home internet access is installed. Might be able to use the local coffee shop once or twice. Maybe you want to continue on the journey without me for a bit? Just write up Reena as a constant, observational presence? If there is time for Mint and R to talk before the trip maybe we can write it up in emails or messages to each other later this week?]]

Reena stays across the room from Mint allowing her cousin to continue her Trump conversation in private. She takes the time to think of her plans of returning to Grimm and stealing those trumps and how the help of Mint might improve her chances of a getaway. Of course, that would involve telling Mint more information than Reena would normally like to divulge.
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