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The time has finally come. But it has. Years of hard work, some shrewd schemes, and occasional outright theft have finally paid off. The Petty Waif has arrived from Tsilokar, her hulls burgeoning with slaves, and a portion of their wealth goes to you - your scrounged money was wisely invested in this venture. The final price you'll collect is dependent on the value of the slaves on the market, but it's bound to be plenty. You only put 80 sterlings in, a far cry from the amount paid by the truly wealthy, so you're almost the last to pick your slaves - but not the truly last. A long-bearded goblin holding a ledger calls you up and informs you that you are entitled to any four of the seven remaining slaves. This should be more than enough to pay off your own indent, and put you well on your way towards true wealth.
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>Elf
Your eyes are immediately drawn to one of the Sidhe. Most of them were taken first, but it's not hard to see why this one was left- she's clearly deathly ill. Nonetheless, she is a beauty, and would be worth a fair price if nursed back to health. She won't fetch much as she is, and won't be working any time soon. You can't tell what her skill is, but all of the Sidhe have one, and if nothing else she'd be profitable as a sex worker.

>Gnolls
The native inhabitants of Tsilokar. There are two small brown gnolls, the breed that hails from the southern deserts, and a great grey striped she-gnoll with one eye. It's not clear how a gnoll of the Imperial breed wound up on a slaver's vessel, but you can guess a violent crime was probably involved. The browns are likely mere spoils of war.

>Goblins
Two diminutive greenskinned forms peer at you with beady eyes, one male and one female. Their people are looked down on as base and unintelligent, but are also known for being quick with their fingers, vicious in war, and cunning with coin. This one was probably bought from a jail somewhere.

>Human
This ebony-skinned girl has the five marks of the Sun tattooed on her chest, marking her as a priest. She was likely a target of opportunity on a raid. She's strong-armed and could work hard even if her power over the crops isn't needed.
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>>31054593
>>31054596
Actually, you're an elf. No need for a vote, it's pretty clear what you want, right?
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>>31054628

>implying I don't want to be a kobold pimp
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Use a tripcode you turdburgler.
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>>31054634
Too bad. Writing update.

You mad?
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>>31054628
These are suggestions for what to take, not what to be.

>>31054641
Did you know that unicode characters don't work in trips anymore? I didn't.
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>>31054628
hells yes we're a delicious chocolate elf
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>>31054641
Hey. Maybe he has an organic fuel research on the side. You don't know that he's not putting those turds to good use.
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>>31054628
I am indeed cool with being an Elf, but I'd love dem Gnoll slaves, useful creatures they are.
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>>31054648
how many can we get, only 1? if we can get more than one, I vote for Elf and Human, if we can only get one, then I vote for the elf
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>>31054660
>>31054654
Mind telling me why you need names?
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>>31054664
seconded
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We'll take the goblins and the two brown gnolls, don't want no trouble. We'll breed more slaves from them!
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>>31054666
Because I like having a name. Not everyone needs to be Anonymous.
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>>31054664
It says right in the fucking post.

Read, you stupid fucking illiterate cockmuncher.
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>>31054660
No. Fuck gnolls. I have hated gnolls with a fiery passion since my first campaign, where they were ALL we ever fought.

Actually, on second thought, we should deal exclusively in gnolls.
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>>31054664
We can take four.

>>31054596
>Elf
>Human
>Female goblin
>Brown gnoll
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>>31054596
Get the humie and the elf, the priest can work while the elf is nursed back to health
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>>31054666
But... I like muh name...
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>>31054593

>Elf
>Human
>Female goblin
>Brown gnoll
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>>31054675
Depends on whether the children of slaves are considered slaves as well.
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>>31054678
If we're all gonna be voting, and being considered equally, we should all have the same name and strive for equality.

The point of anonymity is for ideas to be identified by their content, not their creator. Cease eroding the ideals of this place immediately.

OP, I strongly advise you use anonymise as well.
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>>31054685
I was thinking more for future prospects, we don't even need to sell off or put Gnolls into a trade. We can literally just use them to raid for more slaves, since Gnolls are natural born raiders.
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>Elf is dying, longshot investment, obvious waifu problems
>Gnolls are uninteresting save for obvious plot hook involving the one-eye
>Goblins are a safe choice
>Human is indicated as having divine magic
>We take 4

Too many bad investments and risks.
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>>31054664
Don't fucking skim, it's an insult to the QM, you piece of shit.
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>>31054596
>Elf
>Human
>1 Imperial breed Gnoll
>1 female Goblin
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>>31054715

ewww
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>>31054648
Elf, human, she-gnoll and female gobbo.
Variety pack!
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>>31054593
Get the human and elf, and the female goblin and the imperial she-gnoll
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>>31054711
Meh. Not a bad interpretation. I'll turn it off now though.
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>>31054715
this
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>>31054715
>>31054720
>>31054722

>taking only females

We're not here for your fetishes anon. The elf is a good investment long term, but short term let's take the two brown gnolls and the priestess since she's a safe bet and we can sell her off if she's too much trouble.
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Yo, guys, just filter the namefags.
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>>31054733
Why did you fucking need to announce it? Just... Don't. No one needs to fucking know.
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>>31054740
We should get a goblin too for bookkeeping and stuff. Doesn't matter which one.
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Goblins, elf, and the imperial gnoll
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>>31054715
>>31054720
>>31054722
>>31054734
I like this set too. Elf for sex, human for general purpose, Imperial gnoll for bodyguard/gladiator, goblin for stealing and sewing.
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>>31054741
Only if the QM does as well, because doing so means I cannot put forth arguments against their no doubt shitty ideas.

No more Fluff Bringers. No more Fluff Providers. It ends here. And now.
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>>31054749

According to OP goblins aren't very smart.
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>>31054761
>and cunning with coin
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>>31054761
They're 'cunning with coin' whatever that means.
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>>31054675

This.

>>31054770
>>31054773

They also steal. They'd rob us fucking blind.
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>>31054757
There. I dropped my name, I am part of the herd once more.
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>>31054784
See: >>31054748
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>>31054755
the Elf for sex can be a backup once we find out her skill is, if we can't find a use for it
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>>31054752

Sounds sensible, but let's hold off fucking the elf for a while until we learn more about her personality. She won't warm up to us unless we're at least semi-decent to her.
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>>31054757
They're the same anon. Fluff provider thought he had to change his name when he got a trip because "people were ruining his name".

That he though anyone could ruin it more than it already was is hilarious.
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>>31054715
>>31054722
>>31054755
Seconding these
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>>31054790

>steal her from her homeland while she's sick and near death, or the trip brought her near to death
>buying her as a slave

The waifu-faggotry is strong with this one.
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>>31054794
>They're the same anon.

I don't even want proof, I'm jumping ship on suspicion alone. That fucker is a million kinds of toxic.
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>>31054806
Say that when we start whoring her out.
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>>31054806
Not that guy, but I consider her an investment.
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>>31054596
A brown Gnoll
imperial Gnoll
One Goblin
the Human
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>all this samefagging with angry undertones

Did I miss something?
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>>31054806
High risk high reward I suppose. It's not like the other offerings are much better.
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>>31054828
Nah. Mostly carried over from the other thread.
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>>31054835

Enlighten me?
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OP, I think consensus is pretty well formed, might want to close voting now
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>>31054840
Go to the qtg and ask about elf slaver. You'll learn quick.
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>>31054840
Basically about a few hours of discussion over sending a slave to a Brothel or not... And then the QM doing a coin toss to decide, and this pissed off a lot of people due to the amount of time passed.
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>>31054841
Yep. Voting closed.

>>31054840
It's here
>>31046132
But I wouldn't bother with it really. Not much worth seeing.
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Do a timed vote, it's the only way. I'm pretty sure the female only voters are samefagging hard.
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>>31054840
The previous QM pissed off a lot of players which pissed off the QM who then rage quit. And now angry people are playing this quest.
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>>31054828
Did I? I see

>People being angry for namefags (who are known to ruin shit anyway, so alright)
>People being mad because someone didn't read (Which is normal, because skimming is a fucking insult, updates are posted to be read)
And
>One person pretending to be the QM as a joke

Where's this storm of supposed samefags?
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>>31054715
>>31054720
>>31054722
>>31054734
>>31054755

stop tainting the vote with obvious same-faggotry
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>>31054877

>>31054720
>>31054722

Are in the same fucking minute.
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>>31054877
There's at least 2 people. Cause two of them were in the same minute.
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>>31054877
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>>31054896
look
>>31054877
this is a troll do not feed trolls
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>>31054877
Stop tainting the post with obvious shitposting. You WANT this to go the way of the other one?
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>>31054927
>>31054919

What I want is one thread to finally be free of this waifufaggotry.
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>>31054933
That's fair, and I understand that. But there are better ways about it than making broad claims, and inciting people.
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>>31054945

A lot of those were spaced about a minute or so apart though.
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You indicate your choices, and a heavily muscled human, probably a slave himself, rounds up your choices. All of the females, leaving all of the males for the one person who invested less than you. A gruff unwashed dwarf, apparently, he shuffles up to sign for his charges as soon as you sign for yours.

The human overseer turns to you. "Taking them straight to market?"
>Yes, thank you
>write-in

You consider your economic situation; it would take an even 300 sterling to pay off your indent. You might be able to make that selling a single slave, but if you could also keep them all and pay off your indent in the future, with the fruits of their labor.
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>>31054961
Yes, but that doesn't automatically mean samefag. I think, however a good way of going about things is to final destination poll our numbers, and see exactly how much of us there are.
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>>31054877
I decided which ones I wanted, then noticed two people had already voted that way. I wasn't sure if I should still vote, because my choice was winning and I didn't want to look like a samefag.

I typed anyway. While I did, two more posts appeared for the same option.

I don't really care which goblin we pick, and I thought the gnoll was male when I decided on it.
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Nope, an angry, pissy playerbase surely isn't going to ruin the quest! This was a great idea running it today while everyone's still on rage highs!
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>>31054968
Yes, thank you
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>>31054968
>Yes, thank you.

Not to sell however, we're going to find these kiddies some work. First talk to each of them to find out what they're best at, then locate jobs for them to do.

Elf chick will be kept for now to do chores at our home, I think. Until she is more healthy.
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>>31054968

>write-in

No, seek lodging for the elf because she is sickly.

Also figure out how we're going to manage a fit human woman, a fully grown gnoll, and a goblin if they decide to mount an escape attempt.
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>>31054968
>Yes, thank you.

We are totally making these people work. Lets try and heal the elf though
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>>31054992
Pretty sure all she's going to do in the near future is lay around.
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>>31055004
see if the priests can help
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>>31055005
I'm sure she can do basic things, like make sandwiches for us or something similar. Serve us tea maybe if we drink it? Work that doesn't make her illness worse.

Unless we can get medicine for her of course, or some healing, then whatever.
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>>31054992

We're not going to find jobs for slaves at a slave market, just people with the money on hand to buy their own slaves to do jobs.
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>>31054968
Is there anything to do at the market aside from selling them?
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>>31054968
How high magic is this setting? Is the cleric healing the elf chick an option?
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>>31054968
well obviously we can't sell the elf
the human girl should be left with us too

in fact unless the we are in a critical situation, I think we should find jobs for all of them
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>>31054968
keep them all, invest
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>>31054968
Wait, we have a debt to pay right? How much is this debt, and how much cash do we have right now?
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>>31055005
That's okay, she can still be useful on her back. I bet there's loads of johns with 'I beat up an elf and now I'm raping her' fantasies and she can play right into them.
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>>31055037
>it would take an even 300 sterling to pay off your indent
dude come on
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>>31055019
I dunno, "deathly ill" doesn't sound very useful. Maybe when she's recovering.
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>>31055037
300 sterling. It's at the end of the last update.
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>>31055045
My bad, I was asking more for the interest rates on our debt. Or is it the single payment debt kinda deal, no building interest until it is paid?
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>>31054968

I'm not for putting any of our slaves on the auction block until we know exactly how much each of them is worth at auction.
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>>31055040
Well, there certainly would be people willing to pay to fuck a sick elf, but that wouldn't be great for her health, probably. She gets better, we can advertise her as an expensive high quality whore. More money to be made the faster she gets well.
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>>31055063

This. We need to know how hard paying back the 300 sterlings is through labor as well.
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>>31054628
Are we at least a Dark Elf?

Either Drow or Dunmer works for me.
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>>31055022
You could potentially lease them. Theoretically, you could also buy things, but you've only got a few copper drams to your name at the moment.

>>31055024
Fairly low magic. It is very unlikely that a cleric capable of instant healing would be in a slave ship, but as a devotee of the sun, she's probably well suited to treat illness anyway, they're the main medical providers of the human realms.

>>31055037
300 sterling debt, and let's say 58 drams pocket change. 144 (a gross, or a dozen dozen) drams to the sterling.

>>31055080
You have three years of labor left on your contract. Those who aren't indentured are paid twenty drams a day for their labor at the sugar plantation where you're employed, and spend about 15 of it on food. Most spend the rest on rum.

>>31055090
Dark, yes. Wila though; I'll touch more on the PC's background when it comes up in-character.

Small update with pricing coming up, it also might behoove you to talk to your new slaves too. They may be property, but they're also people, they can tell you more about their abilities in-character than you can guess without asking. Feel free to come up with questions and topics as I write.
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>>31055104

>It costs 3/4 of your paycheck just to eat enough to survive
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>>31055127
Seems about right.
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>>31055104
Topics

For the Gnoll: What skills do you have? Combat experience? Preferred type of work?

Goblin: Any particular skills? Preferred type of work?

Elf: What illness does she have, if she knows. Also general skillset and preferred job like the others.

Sun Priestess: If we find out what illness she has, can she work to cure it? Also general skillset and preferred jobs.

Also ask all of them their names, if they don't have one or don't feel like sharing we'll assign them one.
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>>31055104
We should ask all of them their names first. At least those that can answer.
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>>31055137
This words.
And the captcha won't come up because mobile posting
Ah, there it is.
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>>31055137
This
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>>31055137
Sounds good to me. Ask their names first, though of course.
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>>31055137
Also ask the gnoll how she became a slave. Hell, ask all of them. Definitely ask names first.
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>>31054700
That only works if they know whose boss though.

>>31055199
>>31055179
I am curious about how loyal and honorable they all are.
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As you walk, you interrogate your new slaves. "Gnoll, you have a name?" "Kula". She doesn't volunteer a clan, meaning she's probably an outcast. The gnolls don't cast out their own for much, meaning she's likely a kinslayer. Or perhaps she spoke rudely about their empress. "What's your combat experience? Line of work?" She turns her good eye down towards you, furred face inscrutable. "I was killing your kin on the Fofin banks while you were a child. That's my line of work."

You step back a bit, and turn to the goblin. "You?"
"What do you care, slaver? Just going to sell us, right? Sell us all separate so we don't know nobody?" The guard walking with you sees fit to interject: "Best answer, wretch." The goblin starts. "Bessa of Chirugon, and the best seamstress of that port. My man was the best tanner too, not that you'd care." You nod, and look to the elf, who is stumbling along ashen-faced. "And who are you? What are you sick with?" She barely lifts her head, but the human volunteers. "She's got the salt curse. picked it up on the journey. Should shake it eventually. I'm Ilandra, maiden of the Sun."

As you speak, a rotund and bearded merchant appears, jovially looking over your purchases. "New for sale, hm? Ah yes, I could use a couple..." Other merchants inspect your slaves as well - although the sale will be formalized, most like to get a preliminary agreement to the slaves they want. Based on the numbers tossed around you're head, you'd imagine you can make about the following amounts:

>Kula: 500s
>Bessa: 350s
>Elf: 200s
>Ilandra: 400s

You also get some interest in a lease of Kula for a month, for 75 sterling, and a couple propositions to lease Ilandra for the night for a few drams, plus one offer from a particularly unkempt looking man to lease the elf for a night, at a quarter-sterling.
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>>31055338
I say we keep them all and put them to work, Kula we can find mercenary or heavy labor work, Bessa can do minor labor for clothes-making and Ilandra can help the Elf and work at a doctors, healing for profit.

Lets see what work offers we can get for them.
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>>31055338
>No selling.

Try to figure out what the lease on Kula actually entails, what kind of work will she be doing? As for the one wanting Ilandra for the night, ask her if her religions forbids her from having sex or not, and if she would consent to the task. If either are in the negative then refuse, and tell her to focus on healing our Elf. Say no to the unkempt looking man, if he tries anything Kula can have fun with him.
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>>31055338
If we lease her would the money be up front?
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>>31055338
do they want to lease Kula for?
No leasing Ilandra

I say we don't sell anyone yet but if we do it would be the gnoll or the goblin
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How's my dialogue, by the way?

>>31055360
>what kind of work will she be doing?
Manual labor.
>ask her if her religions forbids her from having sex or not
You already know it's not, and Sun worshipers are considered to be pretty promiscuous in general.

>>31055362
Yep.
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>>31055338
>My man
Husband or just boyfriend? If the former, find the guy that got him and either sell her on or buy him up. If the latter, whothefuckcares.

>tossed around you're head
>you're
ffffffffff

If we lease Kula, will we not see her at all for a month, or will she just be working days and returning to us at night?
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>>31055405
>Accept the lease for Kula, try to negotiate for higher pay if possible. If not possible then accept base price.

>Accept the one-night lease on Ilandra, we need the profit right now.
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>>31055430
>>Accept the one-night lease on Ilandra, we need the profit right now.
Ilandra is the human, he's looking to lease the sick Elf for a night, which, in her condition, is probably inadvisable
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>>31055430
>a few drams
>ie a few 1/144ths of a silver
Pretty sure healing the elf is more important that some pocket change.
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>>31055438
There were also offers for Ilandra.
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>>31055338

>Bessa: 350s sell pay our debt
she is too chatty drop her


>Elf: 200s
>Ilandra: 400s
keep to help the other find some nursing work for Ilandra

and lease Kula try and find a pit fight/body guard thing for her
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>>31055443
Just noticed that price, my bad. Forget that part and just go for

>Accept the lease for Kula, try to negotiate for a higher pay if possible. If not possible then accept base price.
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>>31055405
Dialogue's good. We're talking to our slaves, I'd expect them to be curt and rude; not sharing a back-and-forth.
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>>31055438
The shady guy wants the elf. Someone else wanted llandra. But I support making sure it's not against her religion, don't want her throwing a fit.
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>>31055438
>>31055443
agree elf healing priority
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>>31055405
Dialogue's good so far.
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>>31055449
I'll agree to selling the Goblin if we can't find any decent work for her to do, or if the in-come of those jobs suck majorly.
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>>31055338
seconding
>Accept the lease for Kula, try to negotiate for a higher pay if possible. If not possible then accept base price.
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>>31055420
>Husband or just boyfriend?
The difference tends to be pretty vague with Goblins, their traditional religion doesn't include formal marriages. In other words, you automatically assume they were living in sin.

>you're
Fuck. I know I haven't been running that long, but I'm probably going to turn in for the night once we wrap up this bit.

It looks like leasing Kula is the majority opinion.
I want a clear yes/no on each of:
>Sell Bessa?
>Lease Ilandra?
Since I know these could cause shitstorms. You haven't come across any clear options for employing Bessa, nor any for Ilandra that wouldn't see her on her back.
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>>31055552
yes
no
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>>31055552
>No leasing Ilandra, price is too shit to be worth it.

>Sell Bessa.

I don't really like Bessa, but Ilandra is still useful to us and can heal our Elf. Would of leased her if they paid better.
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>>31055552
Yes
No

I don't feel its worth leasing Llandra at this point
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>>31055552

>Sell Bessa? yes

>Lease Ilandra? no
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>>31055552
We can sell Bessa, I would even prefer to sell
the Elf if we would get a better price but it
wouldn't get a majority anyhow.
We shouldn't lease Ilandra, far too little a price
and we have no assurance to get her back in one piece afterwards.
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>>31055607
>we have no assurance to get her back in one piece afterwards.
My thoughts exactly
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Consensus is great. Writing now.
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After some dickering, you end up leasing Kula for a tidy sum of 81 sterling. She will be returned to you in one month, you gather that she'll be plowing fields in the meanwhile. She certainly has the bulk for it.

You decide to keep all slaves but one off the podium, but Bessa goes up. One bidder seems to want her a bit more than he originally let on, and she ends up going for 370s. You now have 451s, 58d. Enough to buy your freedom with plenty left over. Which is good, because your lodgings are on plantation grounds, and you're going to need to get a new place to stay and keep your slaves.

And that's where we'll pick up tomorrow. I'll use the same thread if it's still here, same OP image otherwise•
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>>31055686
Nice, we even got a bit extra for the Gobbo. Capitalism Ho~!
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>>31055686
Will try to keep the thread alive, thanks Cruxador, cya tomorrow.

Also, have you thought about getting a twitter for the quest?
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>>31055686
You did good.
Still no idea what race or gender our MC is, though.
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>>31055686
Thanks for running, ya done good
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>>31055700
Elven female, I think.
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>>31055703
Dark elf female, yes
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>>31055716
Thank you, I knew we were Elvish but not what specific brand of Elf.
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>>31055702
>>31055700
Thanks, I enjoyed it as well. Here's to hoping it doesn't sputter out over time.

>>31055694
It happened that both dice rolls went well. You have a pretty generous barter bonus, not for any particular reason other than that it's more fun to usually get more than you estimated than to usually get less. It was still top quartile rolls on both transactions, though.

>>31055700
Dark Elf Female, but it's not canonically revealed yet because I didn't want to touch on backstory until the premise was solid. I think I'll get into that stuff tomorrow. Name and clan too, and some setting details regarding the race.

>>31055738
Wila, which is a brand that was homebrewed on /tg/ six or seven years ago and I've since adapted slightly for my own use. Actually, that description applies to the whole setting.
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>>31055772
If you don't want it to sputter out make a twitter that you can notify people when you are running a thread. its easy to forget or miss a quest in the catalog
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>>31055800
This. Many times this.
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>>31055800
I'll just use my main one.
https://twitter.com/Cruxador
I don't use it for much else anyway. Should I tweet about it even if it winds up being in the same thread?
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>>31055772
While on the topic of our race and such, how old are we in terms of Elves? Are we a full Elven adult, more of a teen in Elven years or what?
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>>31055809
Yeah, that way we know it's starting. And unless you start the moment you wake up, the thread will probably have been pruned
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>>31055809
>Should I tweet about it even if it winds up being in the same thread?
Yes, its always good to tweet when your running, post session times in advance, link threads and notifying us when you resume posting in a thread.
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>>31055811
That'll probably be covered when we move into our backstory, which he said should be coming next session.
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>>31055809
>Should I tweet about it even if it winds up being in the same thread?
Yes, not everybody keeps threads open, so they'll miss the quest restarting just the same as if it's a new thread, without a tweet.

You might want to make new threads anyway even if an old one is still up, so that they form complete chapters/sessions and don't just flow into each other.

You could add your twitter to the QTG register of QM twitters.
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>>31055811
Somewhere on the border between teen and adult.

>>31055815
>unless you start the moment you wake up
I don't see why I wouldn't.

>>31055821
All of this will, but I don't mind sharing little things like that early.

>>31055825
>You could add your twitter to the QTG register of QM twitters.
How?
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>>31055840
Just post it in QTG with a request to be added. The vampire will take care of the rest.
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>>31055846
Okay. 'night all.
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>>31055840
>I don't see why I wouldn't
Because no self respecting fa/tg/uy is gonna be up in the morning, on the first day of spring break
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>>31055858
Good night. I love you
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>>31055866
>/tg/
>self-respect
ha
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>>31055866
>on the first day of spring break
What's spring break to neets?
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>>31055882
You make a good point. As does the other guy but fuck mobile posting.
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>>31055895
>but fuck mobile posting.
You have a mobile so you can post from the garden, r-right?
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>>31055866
Its the first day of spring break? Huh...
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bump
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>>31055978
It's not, I was just really fucken tired when I sent that.
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>>31058630
Ah, well I still feel rather stupid for having no idea when spring break is even though I'm still in my early 20s. Maybe I should go outside more?
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>>31058682
Noooo, there's stuff out there. You can get sunburnt or, dare I say it, tan.
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>>31058705
Speaking of tanning. It is a bitch. Unless I go swimming or for some god awful reason decide to lay almost naked in the sun for an hour the only tan I get is on my arms and face and that shit just looks terrible.
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>>31058764
Ya know, I used to do a lot of farming, so I have the worst farmers tan. There's a definitive line where my sleeves were.
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>>31058784
I sit out in the helping my grandmother with garage sales for 2-3 days man obvious farmers tan and a burnt face. Its bullshit.
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Half of your investment is led off, the goblin to a new home and the gnoll to some temporary work. As they disappear the planter who leased her tries to check her teeth, but a lazy snap of her jaw dissuades him. The goblin resists only verbally, but you don't mind seeing the back of her either. The slaves you're left with seem more docile, the human woman Ilandra standing, apparently serene even in bondage, with her hands tied in front of her and rags tied about her waist, leaving her upper body to shine in the sun. The sickly elf is only a bit better dressed, with some cloth wrapped around her chest as well. Both look like they have seen better days, and they no doubt have.

But the most important thing is the heavy bag of silver now held in your own hands.

>Pay off indent and collect personal effects
>Find new lodging
>Purchase clothes for your new slaves
>write-in

Current cash: 451s, 58d
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>>31059629

>Find new lodging.

Not much point in collecting our things if there's nowhere to bring them...
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>>31059629
Find somewhere for the elf to stay, leave the human to tend to her, then pay off the indent.
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>>31059629
>>Find new lodging
I'm assuming for both us and slaves
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>>31059629
>Find new lodging
then
>Pay off indent and collect personal effects
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First things first, you'd like to find somewhere to keep these new slaves, and yourself as well. Luckily, the city of Sinodan is a new city, and land speculation is common, so there are plenty of recently erected options to pick from, their builders eager to turn a profit. Most of them are wood, and the building quality is less than you'd find in the old world, but with a relative dearth of truly skilled artisans, that's how it'll have to be. You look over the options, keeping in mind that though you have a good 451 sterling, your debt is 300. Luckily, you could probably talk most of these prices down a bit.

>Small home
Located on the edge of town. A bedroom, a kitchen, a main hall, and an outhouse a good fifty paces out. Asking price: 100s. The seller says he knows a guy, and will throw in some basic furniture as well.

>Farmhouse
A good few hours' walk from the city, you didn't inspect this personally. The seller assures you that it is a very regal and well-constructed affair, with two bedrooms, a full kitchen, a hall, a barn, a smokehouse, and an outhouse at 150 paces. Asking price: 200s. He assures you it comes with the fifty acres around it, but you know that land ownership is pretty impromptu once you get away from the cities on this continent.

cont
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>>31060335
>Mansion
A truly regal home, if totally unfurnished. It's in a nice neighborhood a few blocks from the market - far enough to avoid the noise but close enough to walk their easily. The building is two stories high, with a kitchen, dining hall, drawing room, study, and a small room that the seller suggests would make a good walk-in coat closet on the ground floor. The upper floor has an immense master bedroom, two smaller bedrooms, and three "servants rooms". Because of its central location, there is no outhouse, but there's a discreet channel to the side where chamberpots may be emptied. Of course, a place like this is in high demand. The seller suggest that you would be happy to part with 500 sterling for it.

>Keep looking (write-in)
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>>31060335

>Farmhouse
give 1/2 opt to pay the other half at 10 $ a month, till payed off.

or 100 down on the Mansion at 15$ a month till payed off.
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>>31060335
Will our slaves actually be lodging with us? This is fairly important.
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Actually, let's throw one more in.

>Apartment
A single room with a bed, table, kitchen and couch, you can rent it for a measly 10d a week. There's an outhouse shared with other tenants.
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>>31060419
It's up to you but don't have anywhere else for them to lodge at this point, besides Kula who's leased out. You could probably get them cheaper lodging in a flophouse if you wanted to go that route.
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>>31060335
I'll second >>31060412
Seems like the best option
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>>31060438
fuck 2 apartments right next to each other would be good too whats the location?
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>>31060568
Near the docks.
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>>31060438
Can we rent multiple rooms?

Actually, can we slowly buy over the whole block?
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>>31060604
That sounds like it could potentially be dangerous. Also the farm does have a good bit of land so we could use it for something. I really think it makes more sense to just buy up some property and not have to worry about paying rent
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>>31060604
even better close to were we pick up our merchandise
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>>31060652
yea farm is good for me
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It looks like most people want to go for the farm?
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>>31060335
Farmhouse. I like the 50% down idea
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>>31060865
thats what I want. and I liked the anons idea of doing 50% down, if they will accept that
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>>31060865
with >>31060412
this idea
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>>31060865
Can we do a personal check of the place before we buy it?
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>>31060971
I would like to as well if possible. Just to verify, unless you want to skip that and do an OOC verification for us
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You agree to walk out to the farmhouse and check it out. The journey takes longer than anticipated, because the elf moves slowly and you're unwilling to push her too hard despite being a slave, since she's sick. The house is only slightly worse than described. It looks like it's been sitting here for a while and needs a good cleaning and a coat of paint, but it's still in pretty decent condition. Nonetheless, it puts you in a good position to barter. After some dickering, you get the price down to 150 sterling, meaning you could buy it outright if you'd like and still pay off your indent, but then you'd be almost out of money for clothes and furnishings.

>Buy outright at 150s,
>Buy at half down
>Buy at 100 down

After mentioning financing, the seller, an honest-faced human of middling age, decides he'll take installments but will charge you an interest rate. You arrive at 4% compounded monthly, and he makes much about how generous he's being to an up-and-comer and tells you how he was in your position once himself.
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>>31061088
100 down seems best to me it will be easier to pay off
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>>31061088
>Buy at 100 down.
That gives us 5 weeks to pay it off which seems rather easy and is reasonable.
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>>31061088
>Buy at 100 down
Gives us some spare change while paying off most of the cost. Important if we are in sudden need of repairs for the new house. Never trust someone who is described as "honest-faced".

>the elf moves slowly and unwilling to push her too hard despite being a slave, since she's sick
>not piggybacking her halfway in the interest of saving time before remembering that we have slaves now and passing her to Ilandra
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>>31061088
>Buy at 100 down
also ask for some advice.
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You cheerfully hand him the 100 sterling, and he signs the deed to you as well as making up a quick contract for the debt. Since he said he was in your position, you ask if he has any advice, but it's nothing you couldn't have guessed. "Always invest. Don't worry too much about comfort when you can't afford it, keep that money for something that has a better return. Then you can afford to be comfortable at my age."

Current balance:
351s 58d liquid funds
-300s indent
-50s mortgage at 4% monthly
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1s, 58d in the black

Now, that's one thing taken care of but this house needs some work.

>Shop for furniture
>Shop for clothing
>Pay off indent and collect personal effects
>other

Also decide what your two present slaves will be doing.
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>>31061335
Pay off Indent and collect our shit we moving up in the world!
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>>31061335
>Shop for clothing then furniture, we may as well have them ship it all back to the house together.
Roughly measure the elf so we have some idea of the size of clothes she needs and take the human with us.
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>>31061335
Pay off indent and collect personal effects. Get some cheap shit for the elf and the girl.
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>>31061452
*clothes. Don't want them walking around naked
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>>31061473
>>31061397 me
Ill just change to
>Pay off indent and collect personal effects
we can do the rest next post
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Paying the Indent is winning the votes. I don't imagine you want to take the elf, but are you taking Ilandra? Keep in mind that both the plantation and your new home are a decent walk from the city, but not in the same direction.
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>>31061582
Is the elf likely to die randomly while we are out? If not then take llandra, we could use the backup in case our employers try not to honor the contract.
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>>31061582
Yeah take Ilandra but make sure to tie the elf up at the farm or something don't want her wandering off.
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>>31061619
She made it all the way here already, she has to be at least a little hardy.

>>31061637
She's not in any condition to go wandering off though. And you've been provided with the key to this house, which has a lock. You could just lock her in.
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>>31061582

leave illandra with the elf and tell her to look after her and nurse her to health
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>>31061653
If she made it here she can wander off I suppose locking her in the house could work.
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>>31061653
Okay, then definitely just lock the door and leave her. Still think we should take llandra for backup/packmule if need be
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is there any food or water for her here?
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>>31061582
Leave Ilandra and the elf both locked in, but make sure they have some basic supplies like water, food, anything Ilandra says the elf needs.
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"You can stay here", you tell the elf. She sits down in a corner of the bare house and curls up. "Ilandra, come along." It's the better part of an hour to get to your old plantation. Once there, you stroll up to the home of your soon-to-be-former owner, not bothering to hide the grin that stretches from one ear to another. The place is all but deserted since it's a holy day, so when you knock at his door it takes a while before you're answered, and its your owner's cook. "I've got money to pay my indent outright", you tell her, and she brings you in to his sitting room and goes to fetch him. The old dwarf comes after a few minutes, checks that your coin is real and not shaved, then congratulates you warmly and tells you that you can take your time clearing out, and to keep him in mind when you find good workers, if you're going to keep up the slave trade.

After that you go to your old room to gather your things. It doesn't take long. You have two outfits in addition to the one on your back, all three plain, a bundle of bones engraved with your family's history, and your grandfather's story mask, carved with the blank face of the faceless god Zantos. These things and a woefully small purse are all you were able to take with you when you fled Zirnatraog. Painfully little, but you have what you need to keep your bloodline from dying out in the eyes of the gods. You have Ilandra carry your spare clothing, but it's not for an outsider to tough the other things. Them you enclose in burlap and carry yourself.

Current balance:
51s 58d liquid funds
-50s mortgage at 4% monthly
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1s, 58d in the black

>Shop for furniture
>Shop for clothing
>other
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>>31062162
>>other
look for work for Ilandra
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>>31062162
>clothing
basic dress for everyday and work clothes for our slaves
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>other
buy some herbs or medicine for the elf and whatever else is needed. We can ask ilandra the specifics.

Buy furniture and clothes for the slaves
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Looks like no strong consensus. Should I just go with a general shopping trip and write up a big list of things?
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>>31062524
that works
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>>31062162
A mask carved with the face of a faceless god. That Musta been easy to make.
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>>31062524
THat works for me.
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>>31062524
I like this.
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>>31062524
So...
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You head back into town. It makes sense to see how much your budget will stretch before you start spending, after all.

You hit a furniture shop first, and find what you need. The old man working there assures you he will have his sons deliver your purchases at no extra charge.

>Beds
• Cheap bunks, hay mattress 100d
• Mid-tier, on mostly feathers 3s
• Magnificent canopy bed with down and imported silks 10s (large enough for three)

>Tables
• Long dining table, at a half sterling or 72d
• smaller side tables 18d

>Stoves
• Small kitchen stove 4s
• Large space-heating stove 6s

>floor covering
• rushes 15d
• Large rug 1s

>inquire for specific other things

You also have Ilandra purchase medicines. She's able to find some appropriate herbs for a quarter sterling, but tells you that another herb would help more against the salt curse, at a sterling and a half.

Finally, you look into clothing. You can have a good solid outfit made to any design you care for at under 1s if it's common cloth, but you would need to spend more for silks, furs, or jewelry. Ilandra suggests warm clothing for the elf, and requests that she be allowed to keep her breasts bare in deference to the Sun. Please feel free to draw outfits on accompanying image, if you like.
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>>31063303

• Mid-tier, on mostly feathers 3s 4*
• Long dining table, at a half sterling or 72d
• Large space-heating stove 6s
• rushes 15d


18s 87d
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>>31063303
• Mid-tier, on mostly feathers 3s 4*
• Long dining table, at a half sterling or 72d
• Large space-heating stove 6s
• Large rug 1s

•Get the better Herb.

Follow llandra's suggestions and get basic clothing for the slaves as per >>31061397
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>>31063506
Whoops left the trip on from being an faggot in QTG my bad.
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We should probably also get some extra blankets for the elf.
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>>31063671
seconded
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>>31063506
Seconding, I'll see if I can paint out some outfits later.
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>>31063303

If we're being Slavers we ought to have whips and bells. I suggest attaching bell-collars to all of the slaves so they won't be able to try to sneak up on us / run away. Maybe also get a whip.
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>>31063904
Seconding
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>>31063904
I disagree
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>>31063988

Any reasoning? The slaves tend to back-chat and they only really responded when a nearby guard forced them to... How do you think they will act when it's only us and them!
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>>31064013
then get a stun stick or what ever was used whip is for punishment not compliance. also some chins would be a good investment.
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>>31064013
From what I remember only the one we sold and the one we leased really back talked to us. The priest seems fine and though the elf is a wildcard. Maybe some sort of stun stick like>>31064053 or something i guess?

Also I just don't like the whole whip thing, it marks the merchandise and is unnecessarily... antagonistic? But I guess the bell-collars aren't a bad idea.
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>>31064053
Some sturdy rope should be enough until the gnoll comes back. The bells arent a bad idea though as a mark of ownership.
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>>31064145
>>31064129

Yeah, we could even design our own logo and stick it on the bells, that way we don't damage the goods but everyone will know they're our slaves! Free advertisement you see? And if we keep on leasing our slaves this might be a really smart investment!
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>>31064170
have it the same as the brand
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>>31064191
I'd agree with that. The problem with branding is if we can't undo the brand (magic) then branding is pointless.
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wtf is a stun stick?
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>>31064191
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You purchase four beds to be delivered, a long dining table, a large stove and rushes, plus some blankets for the elf. You also pick up a whip and bell-collars, securing the whip at your hip and affixing one of the collars to Ilandra immediately. Although you'd like custom bells, these generic ones will do for now.
You decide to spare no expense on medicine, since the elf is worth more than enough to justify it, and get proper herbs. You also pick out some plain but solid clothing for the two slaves.

It's getting nearly dark, and after you pay, the furnisher informs you that your purchases will not be delivered until tomorrow, so you buy some extra blankets and load them up on Ilandra. Then it's a long dusk-shrouded walk back home. Ilandra finds a bucket in the smokehouse and sets about hauling water in from the creek, setting up a fire in the yard, and brewing a tea of the elf's medicine. It is only as your stomach begins to rumble that you recall that you didn't buy any food - that kind of mundane logistical endeavor was never your responsibility before. You settle in with the elf and blankets, less than comfortable but far from unhappy - you may still be putting your estate together, but you're fully free and your fortunes will clearly only climb from here.

Any last things you want to do before ending the day? I'm gonna disappear for an hour or two imminently, but updates will resume afterward.
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>>31064231
some sort of stick that can stun. Are you stupid?
It also implies some way of nonlethal way of subduing a slave without causing physical damage
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>>31064269
I'm fine. Let us retire for the night
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>>31064278
so..a tazer? blackjack? baton? magic?
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>>31064269
Let us have a nice sleep, we'll focus on food tomorrow.
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>>31064269

Who will be sleeping where? I don't want all the slaves sleeping near each other. Allows them to speak conspiracies, the elf can sleep with us I guess, bedwarmers are nice.
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>>31064370
With no beds and only one set of blankets, I think all three of us are sleeping together.
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>>31064269
Nope! Take a long nap.
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>>31064330
less head trauma more magic (if that exists)
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>>31064370
Once we get the beds tomorrow, we can assign them to a single room and use it as a bunk-room or something.
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>>31064330
>>31064407
I doubt we'll really need such things, except for the Gnoll. The rest seem quite manageable.
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>>31064577
I agree but it seems better than using a whip. It really depends on the level of magic in this setting though
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As you drift off to sleep, you add up your current funds.

Current balance:
39s 109d liquid funds
-50s mortgage at 4% monthly
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10s, 135d in the red

If you fail to pay, you could end up indentured again, but you doubt that will happen now. But getting back out of debt is probably still the first priority, and then you can look into making enough to invest - either in additional slaving and trade endeavors or in local businesses. Perhaps some day you'll own the whole town and every ship that comes into it, the way your great grandfather owned the city of Atraoʒan back in Zirnatraog. That was long before you were born, but even if the family is only you right now, it's headed up again. These images fill your dreams, and you see yourself wearing the mask of the Faceless god, conquering this sparsely populated continent, riding on the back of a remorhaz with a face like Ilandra's and a sun tattoo between its massive breasts.

Feel free to plan for tomorrow at this time.
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>>31064733
I suggest we look into finding Ilandra decent paying work and seeing checking out the slave markets
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>>31064733
So we'll be buying good and checking out the limits of our estate tomorrow right?

When we get Kulla back in a month we can get her to start building a fence to illustrate the limits of our property, as OP said that land rights were vaugeish at best.
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>>31064733
Get food of course, can't let us and our slaves starve. We'll also need to find Ilandra work, even if it is prostitution or something for a while. But never accept low prices if it does come to that, we need to earn profit to pay our debts.

As for when Kula gets back, yeah we can have her build a fence or something for us. Unless one of our other slaves feels up to the task before she comes back.
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>>31064733
Also we should chat with Ilandra and the elf lady about how they personally feel about being slaves, even if only to get some idea on what we should expect.
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>>31064733
Also a question about the setting while we're here, what are the current slave laws? For example how much can you beat a slave, can you work them to death and be fine in the eyes of the law?

What kind of punishments are dished out to slave owners if the laws are against such things, also what is the age limit for slaves? How young can a slave legally be, and do prices get higher or lower the younger a slave is?

I'm asking just so we know for the future, depending on what kind of slaves we find at market or something, or if we run foul of the law.
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>>31064733
We should look through town for maybe a clinic we can set Ilandra to work at.

We should talk to the elf to see what her skillset is.

We should see if we can find ourselves some work we can do at the farm. Just because we own slaves doesnt mean we dhould sit on our hands yet.
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>>31064831
>>31064851
>>31064901
>>31064940
>>31064964
>>31065036
Literally not one thing here I don't agree with. Why the hell is happening /tg/
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>>31065083
A magical thing called... Consensus. A rare sight to be sure.
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>>31065083
Probably cause we're not discussing brothels. Op, never bring up brothels, those only bring shit storms. Use bordellos instead.
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>>31065123
Holy shit. Tis a rare beast to see on /tg/
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You wake, plans for the day already flowing through your mind like water, but they are momentarily shaken from your head as you become aware of your surroundings. In the night, your elf slave has snuggled up to you. Her face currently rests on your shoulder, and one of her hands is on your breast. She seems to still be asleep.

>wat do?
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>>31065622
>Gently pet her on the head and smile, then be careful not to wake her as you move away to start your day.
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>>31065622
>Immediately board /u/boat
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>>31065622
Ruffle her hair.
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>>31065622
check on her health.
go about cleaning your home and see what needs fixing.

We soon need to buy some food to hold us off, and buy seeds to plant.
Take a look at our farm land and check on the farm land.

I assume we are damn good at farming since we were indentured and apparently farmers?
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>>31065696
>>31065691
they are slaves. we are nursing her not her mother.

we need the house cleaned up. And have them help to get the farm work started * let the elf rest if shes not at 100%*
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>>31065718

Seconded, wake that bitch up. She a slave, can't expect us to make dinner. Be gentle though, if we get her to like us she might rat out any future slave-uprisings.
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>>31065622
>>31065696
Seriously though these
>>31065691
>>31065727

While we are out getting food we also need to check out for employment opportunities for Ilandra
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>>31065691
>>31065718
Head patting and hair ruffling... So lewd.
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>>31065798
2lfw
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>>31065622

>>31065793
seconding choices
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>>31065793
Thirding this
>>31065727
The elf needs some time to recover from her illness, regardless of how we employ her after, so let her sleep.

Ilandra makes the most sense at a clinic/low-criticality medical situation. If we have to have her work on her back till then, so be it.
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You gently ruffle her hair. Her eyes open and look at you blearily, before she suddenly realizes her position and jerks back. She's probably not fully healthy yet but that action alone cheers you, since she's more responsive than she was yesterday. In fact, she begins to mumble something to you. Something made of Ls and Rs, and you realize she's speaking the Sidhe tongue. "Can't you speak Trade?" you ask her. She stops mumbling and is silent. So, that's probably a no. You don't speak Sidhe, but perhaps she knows a bit of the Wila tongue. You try again in a language you've not spoken in years. "Do you only speak Sidhe?" This time she responds. "Speak little." Better than nothing. You look her over. "How are you feeling. Still sick?" She doesn't seem to understand, but you look her over. She's better than she was. Ilandra is stirring now too. "It'll be a week before she's properly better, but it looks like the medicine is having an effect."

There's a lot of things you can do now.

At home:
>continue talking (specify what to say)
>inspect grounds
>wait to meet the furniture deliverers.
>other

In town:
>buy food
>buy seeds
>look for employ for Ilandra
>other
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>>31065622
>>31066134

OP let us know when you have finished counting votes and begun writing. It keeps the players more involved and aware of what is going on.
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>>31066134
Ask her what her name is, and she can do.
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>>31066134
>Incest grounds.
>Wait to meet the furniture deliverers.

Then once we go to town.

>Buy food.
>Look for employ for Ilandra
>Buy seeds.

In that order.
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>>31066184
>Incest.
>Inspect.
>My mind is full of fuck.
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>>31066134
>>continue talking (Ask name, ask Ilandra if she knows Sidhe)
>>inspect grounds
>>wait to meet the furniture deliverers.
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>>31064964
A slave taken in raiding, as these were, is owned entirely. But being overly cruel is still frowned upon by society, and this area is lawless enough that this matters more than any formal rules - those rules come from the current ruler of the city, Sinod. It is from him that its name Sinodan comes. Those enslaved by contract generally include stipulations for their treatment, and those are legally binding. However these slaves are far less common in practice, because few people want to be slaves and there's plenty to be taken in war-torn Tsilokar anyway.

>>31066146
I don't necessarily do it all at once though, and I still count things after I started writing.
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>>31066229
Thank you for answering my question, that will be useful information for the future.
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>>31066184
i can agree with this.
it'd be nice to know what we're dealing with. with our home and what we need to work on.
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>>31066229
Then maybe just a (writing) note would be good? I don't care that much, but some folks like to know.

>continue talking (specify what to say)
Ask the elf's name.
Ask Ilandra when the elf'll be ready to start doing chores like dusting and cooking.

>Wait to meet furniture deliverers
We want to make sure the merchandise is what we paid for. We can do a walk around after lunch/dinner.

>Look for employ for Ilandra
>Buy food.
>Buy seeds.

Just so we aren't carrying around food into various establishments.
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>>31066352
>writing
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"What's your name?" You ask the elf. She points to herself for confirmation and you nod. "Silirillija il Rislirijill". The Sidhe think names like that are pretty. They probably like that everyone else has a hard time pronouncing them, too. You nod. "What marketable skills do you have, Sil?" She looks at you blankly. "What are you good at?" Nothing. "Are you good at anything?" She nods hesitantly. That's something, assuming she actually understood. "What?" She looks incredibly frightened. "Don't know word" and then something in the Sidhe tongue. You turn to Ilandra, who has been silent. "I don't suppose you know any SIdhe?" "No, ma'am."

You're clearly not getting anywhere here, so you go out to inspect the grounds. Ilandra busies herself making more tea, and Silirillija sits next to her, still bundled in blankets. Even though your land is supposed to be pretty large, it doesn't take long to see it all, because it's flat meadow. This soil looks like it's never seen a plow, and small stones are everywhere. It'll take a lot of work to cultivate this. The creek which makes up one border of your lot flows through a low gully, and probably has some fish. If nothing else, the water is clear and clean. In the other direction are some low wooded hills. That's not part of your land officially, but for all you know it's not part of anyone's land. You could definitely get away with cutting firewood and hunting there. You find that someone has left a carving knife in the smokehouse and a few tools in the barn, but no plow.
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While looking about, you spot a small caravan in the distance and head over to meet it. It's a large cart, but you're still surprised that it could hold everything you ordered. The stove is the only thing which required its own cart. At your direction, the three large men that came along distribute furniture around the house, all three of them hauling the iron stove in and hooking it up to a metal pipe that you assume must be the chimney. They finish up and wish you a good day as they head back.

>go into town with them?
>other

Also decide what Ilandra and Silirillija should be doing.
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>>31067170
>go into town with them?
Silirillija is well enough to clean, so let's get her on that. Ilandra still needs to find work, so she's with us. She'll be useful as a pack mule while we shop at least.
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>>31067170
>Go into town with them.

My reason for this is we need Ilandra to be around while looking for jobs for her, but the Elf I'm sure can stay home. Or help carry some things if she's healthy enough.

Fresh air might also do her some good.
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>>31067252
I also agree to get Sill doing some light chores around the house, only easy things though.
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>>31067170
>Go into town with them.
Bring Ilandra with us, have Sil clean as best as she can while we're gone. Not high expectations, just a little bit of effort.
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>>31067252
this.
leave sil cleaning
and ect.
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>>31067170
Set Sil to basic cleaning duties.
Take Ilandra into town, look for work.
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>>31067307
Seconding thing.

We need to find something for Ilandra to do. Maybe she can work for the town apothecary? At worst she can work at a bordello both on her back and as a healer of uncomfortable 'irritants'
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You look to Ilandra. She's finished the tea and Silirillija is drinking it. "Ilandra, you're coming with me again. Silirillija, try to clean up around here or something. Don't work too hard." She nods, but it's not clear how much she understood.

In town, you search around for any work that might be had. The Apothecary doesn't need any help, and the local Sun temple won't pay for it, but you do find a bordello down by the docks that will pay a half sterling a night for Ilandra. Other than that, there's menial labor on a plantation or at the docks, which anyone can do for 20 drams. You also pick up food to last a while, mostly breads and cheeses but also some smoked beef and vegetables.

>Employ Ilandra as a whore
>Employ Ilandra as a menial
>Don't employ Ilandra

>Buy seeds
>other
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>>31067880
>Employ Ilandra as a whore.

Needs must, and if she is comfortable walking around with her breasts out then she'll be fine working as a whore.

Also...

>Buy seeds.

Before we actually purchase any, we need to find out what seeds they have on sale and the costs.
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>>31067880
Does the bordello look reputable, or is it sketchy? If it's too rough looking, I'm willing to take the cash hit to protect our investment.
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>>31067880
Ask around about the bordello, see how they treat their girls.
Not much point buying farm shit at this point. We don't have the capital to invest in it.
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>>31067880
>Employ Ilandra as a whore
Hopefully this won't turn out like the other thread.
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>>31067880
Ask about the bordello and see how good it is. Also ask Ilandra how she feels about it, if shes extremely opposed to it and/or the bordello is shit then its not worth the extra cash.
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>>31067880
Whore is the only true option here
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>>31067985
>Ask about the bordello and see how good it is. Also ask Ilandra how she feels about it, if shes extremely opposed to it and/or the bordello is shit then its not worth the extra cash.

sounds good to me. don't want to sell 'er as a whore she gets beaten and we have dameged goods.
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>>31068036
or have her hate being prostituted out so much that she comes back and strangles us in our sleep
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>>31067912
> if she is comfortable walking around with her breasts out then she'll be fine working as a whore
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>>31068173
Magic.
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>>31068173
>and requests that she be allowed to keep her breasts bare in deference to the Sun.
Also this was specifically requested by her.
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>>31068173
her status hasn't changed but because thats what she was wearing doesn't mean she was comfortable.
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>>31067880
>>Employ Ilandra as a menial
no need to make our slaves pissed at us.

So im looking back at the furniture, i believe we should have gone cheaper, and we prob could have done without buying a rug or table,

If we dont put llandra as any worker, do you think we could do some trapping on the farm.
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>>31068247
>>31068251
What?

Do you not see the rather large leap in that syllogism.
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Rolled 10

>>31067880
Evens Ilendra goes into the whore house, odds she does menial labor.
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>>31068312
I see it, but I don't care. We need money to pay for our shit.
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>>31068173
breasts out=/=ok with being forced to fuck strangers.

I think the consencus is that if it's a reputable place that treats the women(and men?) well, we will send her to the bordello. If not, then ?.
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Writing.

>>31068251
>because thats what she was wearing doesn't mean she was comfortable.
She requested to remain bare-breasted when you bought her clothing too. The Sun is important to the fertility of humans as well as of fields, and bare breasts are a common requirement for her priestesses.

>>31068324
This won the vote anyway.
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>>31067880
>>Don't employ Ilandra

>Buy seeds
she can start us a garden
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Over lunch, you ask Ilandra how she feels about the bordello. She looks surprised that you ask her opinion. "I am happy to serve the Sun wherever she may put me." You thought it seemed reputable enough to be safe, so that's one thing settled then.

After eating, you go to investigate seed prices.

You could plant an acre of sugar with three quarter-sterling barrels of seed, or 108 drams/acre. It's a profitable export crop, but it might be unwise to directly compete with your former employer, who happens to be one of the richest men in town.

You could also try growing tobacco, which is a native crop that some have taken to rolling up and smoking as the kobolds do, and has recently been a profitable export crop as well - but its value is much less stable. Tobacco grows less densely, and you could plant a whole acre on just two barrels of quarter-sterling seed, or 72 drams/acre.

Rice is a popular staple in Everoc and Tsilokar, and is being grown here too. You do have access to a creek, so you could flood your fields for the rice and get high-volume output. Rice seed is priced the same as tobacco seed.

Ilandra volunteers that wheat is the holy creation of the Sun, and feels the Sun's blessing more strongly than other crops. You're not entirely sure how much of that is true and how much is doctrinal nonsense, but wheat is a good crop anyway, with solid returns. It can plant two acres on three barrels, or 54 drams/acre.

You also investigate the price of a plow, since it will be very difficult to plant any notable area without one. Even with one, it will take two people or an ox to plow. Tula might have been strong enough to do it alone, but she's not here now. The cheapest plow you find is two sterling.

>What seed will you buy?
>Buy plow?

Additionally, even after your purchases it's still afternoon, before Ilandra is required at the bordello.

>How will you spend the time?
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>>31068705
Hold off on the Farming for now we don't have the slaves to properly work it yet we need to invest our money for some quick returns even if it is low for now some profit now is better than none,
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>>31068705
>Tula
You mean Kula.

>Buy the plow.
>Buy Wheat.

While we still have time, lets look around for any small-time work we can do personally. We may be the owner of Slaves, but we need money right now.
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>>31068705
No seeds, no plow. Find some way to teach Sil the local language, or at least more Wila.
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Rolled 89

>>31068705
>How will you spend the time?
Ear to the ground, keep up with any news and helpful gossip circulating.

>>31068752
I agree with him.
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>>31068758
We can't really afford to keep spending our money like this buying them now is a waste since we can't really use them. I do agree with finding some work for ourselves.
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>>31068758
>>31068758
Agreed, let's leave off the farming until we have the manpower run it. Let's do some research on cottage industries that we and Sil can do at the farm to bring to market.
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>>31068758
>You mean Kula.
fug :DDD

>>31068758
>any small-time work we can do personally.
The same options are available to you that were available to Ilandra.
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>>31068705
Well, we have fifty acres don't we.

Why not several of those crops then.

10 acres of sugar, another 10 of wheat, another 10 of tobacco.
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>>31068705
>What seed will you buy?
I vote wheat

we dont want to compete against our old employer, tobacco is not reliable, and i just kinda want to trust the llandra judgement

>Buy plow?
I am against it but that is just because we are already in the red

additionally how much do we know about local wildlife, plants, ect....
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>>31068798
Then we should go work at the docks hauling, we might hear some interesting trade news if we're lucky.
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>>31068805
The issue here is our lack of DOSH.

>>31068798
Wait, so it is a perfectly valid choice for us to do the manual labour? I'm up for that.

>Take the Labour job.
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>>31068705
This tobacco thing could be big. If it takes off and we're growing it, we can be in the market from the start. It's not like it's going to get banned, and if it does, we'll be in the right place to start a family tobacco cartel.

>buy plow
>buy tobacco seed for 20 acres
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>>31068837
>>31068811
So little money, so little time...

>Take the job at the docks.
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>>31068798
>The same options are available to you that were available to Ilandra.
So we can be a whore with her? Wouldn't we be worth more though since we're an elf?
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>>31068837
Why buy this shit we have no workers for it and are already in the red for money We can't do shit with it.
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>>31068758
sounds good.
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>>31068705
We are in a good position to take risks, as we have little to lose. I say Tobacco. if we are going to do manual labor I say we do it to better our own property. but a plow, and start plowing fields.
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>>31068805
You want to work 30 acres, with no farming experience, no farmhands aside from a priestess and a sick elf, and very little initial capital.
No. That's fucking stupid.
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>>31068805
>we have fifty acres don't we.
Legally. From a practical perspective, you have as many as you can plant, which is probably a lot less.

>>31068861
Probably. You didn't ask.
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>>31068830
Buying all those acres worth of seed are well within our current cash reserves though.

7.5s for 10 acres of sugar, 5s for 10 acres of tobacco, 1.875s for 10 acres of wheat.
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>>31068861
I'd rather not whore our self out, but you are correct we could get paid more for being an Elf...

Hey GM, in terms of wages, how much is better for us? The whore job or the docks?
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>>31068883
Oh wait you're right that is stupid. Yeah.
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>>31068883
>>31068914
...what experience do we have? If we don't have any farming experience, then we might have to labor or whore it up for some capital to get things rolling.
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>>31068883
Yeah, when put like that the choice is kind of obvious. Go haul stuff for dosh.
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Real world: my dad worked a farm with his father, modern machines mind you...but still just the two of them. could be possible.
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Rolled 95

Guys, we can't whore with Ilandra. She's our slave, we're her slave owner. We do this and we lose any legitimacy and respect for that relationship. She seems pretty mellow, but this is a surefire way to get her complacent.
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>>31068961
Yeah you're right...

>Work the docks.
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>>31068961
ahh...good point.
Are we male?
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>>31068985
We have breasts, very much female. We are the Elven female slaver.
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>>31068961
Well she seemed okay with having her hands tied earlier, maybe we could do a dom/sub package deal for threesomes?
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>>31068961
Working the docks is such paltry pay it hardly seems worth it. I don't think legitimacy and respect are the concerns you think they are.

>>31068985
>are we male
read upward.
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The people saying you can't effectively plant a lot of acres are correct.

>>31068929
Prior to this, you were planting sugar. That was the only official job you had, but your fortune, such as it is, was made in investing, and you've also tried your hand at thievery. Before becoming indentured, you were expected to become a scholar or merchant.

>>31068891
Ilandra makes more on her back, and you'd get more there due to your race but the same or worse doing manual labor.

>>31068985
Next update will be a new thread, I'll get some basic info in the OP then.
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>>31068861
>>31068891
We do admin work. Once the Sil is healthy and whoring, we'll have Ilandra and Kula (when she finishes her work) to plant and water the seeds. That's enough to run a farm. We can pitch in ourselves if necessary, and Kula can do other people's work when it's not harvest time.
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>>31068982
We're literate aren't we? That should be a relatively rare-ish quality given the time period. Clerking any book-keeping for some merchant (at least for a bit) should pay a lot better than dam manual labour - that shits for slaves.
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>>31069026
New thread when?
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>>31068961
She's our slave, not our sister.

Earning less money will only mean we're all worse off (including her) later. What if we can't feed our slaves or need to give them even worse jobs because cash is tight and we didn't earn what we could have earlier?

Besides, we mustn't look weak in front of her. We make the decisions.
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>>31069028
yea, if we were going to be a scholar or merchant I say we try to sell shit to people to go and do math for someone. manual labor seems...lame. hell..even studying and working out would be better.
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>>31069071
We could look for ads for an accountant.
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>>31069064
thats a horrible excuse to start whoreing your self out.
lator out in the quest, once we gain any legitimacy.. we will be known as the whore around the town. Gaining any serious respect will be impossible.
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>>31069058
There might be a non-trivial delay. I'll mention the new thread in twitter when I do it. In the meanwhile decide

>How will the PC be employed?
>What more will you do this afternoon?
>What kind of investments might be going further into the red for, if any?
>Other ways to make money
>Other anything you feel inclined to
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>>31069071
>>31069113
>and do math for someone.
We can do math for someone if we get indentured again. For now, we're free and can use our talents to invest our own money and fill our own pockets.

The closest we should come to doing math for anyone else is taking out a loan to pay for seeds, plow and labor to plant our plantation, in exchange for a split of the profits.
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>>31069141
>Either the dock job, or try to find some kind of job book-keeping for merchants or something.

>Spend the afternoon trying to find the job, if there is still time then head home and hang out with the Elf.

>No investments.

>Other ways to make money? Rob people at night, mostly the rich folk.

>If we do go stealing and mugging, make sure to cover our face and bring a knife. Even a basic kitchen knife will do.
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>>31069201
>Either the dock job, or try to find some kind of job book-keeping for merchants or something.
>Spend the afternoon trying to find the job, if there is still time then head home and hang out with the Elf.
>No investments.
This I can agree with.

>Other ways to make money? Rob people at night, mostly the rich folk.
This, not so much. That's way too risky and we aren't desperate.
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>>31069157
I disagree, there's no shame in honest work when you're just getting started. At the moment, we have very little money TO invest.

>How will the PC be employed?
The docks for tonight, skilled work later if we can find it.

>What more will you do this afternoon?
Look for ads we can answer in the morning for labor that a scholar in training could do.

>What kind of investments might be going further into the red for, if any?
None, we're already in debts and there's no reason to further it.

>Other ways to make money
Look for work as a bookkeeper or accountant, maybe even a scribe or a copyist. We can at least toil until we can finish paying for the farm.

>Other anything you feel inclined to.
If there's a library, we should read a Sidhe dictionary and figure out some basic phrases. We need to figure out if Sil is worth more as a worker or a whore.
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>>31069141
>Anything that isn't whoring or physical labour
>Find ways to improve Sil's ability to communicate
>Nope. Nuh-uh. Not happening.
>Abduct orphans from the orphanarium, sell their souls to demons. Or something.
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>>31069141
>>Either the dock job, or try to find some kind of job book-keeping for merchants or something.
>>Spend the afternoon trying to find the job, if there is still time then head home and hang out with the Elf.
>>No investments.
Rent our farm land? im sure not all farm lands are lucky enough to have a creek. making our land preety damn nice.
Don't do anything illegal for now. we have plenty of money and next month we can lease kali or w.e her name is again. and pay off our debt completely. Just having the priest spread her legs and us doing a book job. and once the elf is up and running we can get her out of the house.. go clean others houses or if the pay is really well since she is a hot elf, we become super pimps.
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>>31069323
Her name is Kula, sheesh nobody remembers the poor Gnoll's name.
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>>31069283
where is everyone getting that we're in massive debt? 50s with only 4% intrest is not back breaking and it's not like we have to pay 50s this month alone.. we can do that and have money left over with leasing the butch slave again.
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>>31069141
>what can the PC do to make money? our skills?
>relax. it's our first day back. we can rest a bit.
>uh...
>don't know. How do you make money in this world?
>so...are women given all the same authority that men are? we are some kinda special elf? what can magic actually do? how capable are we at fighting/lying/persuading?

It's hard to contribute when we are given so little to go on. Then again I might just be not paying enough attention.
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>>31069375
People just hate being in debt, because it can always bite you in the ass later if you accidentally over-spend.
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It seems that the OP is running this quest with things "in our favor", in terms of random chance. he mentioned that succeeding is more fun than loosing, so I think that taking greater risks would not only be more fun and make for a more interesting story, but won't get us dickslapped by OP.
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>>31069383
>Prior to this, you were planting sugar. That was the only official job you had, but your fortune, such as it is, was made in investing, and you've also tried your hand at thievery. Before becoming indentured, you were expected to become a scholar or merchant.

This makes up our current skill-set.
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>>31069283
>I disagree, there's no shame in honest work when you're just getting started.
Investing is honest work.

>At the moment, we have very little money TO invest.
So we get some. We go to our former master and the other rich men of the town and ask for a loan. If he has sugar expertise to share, we can plant sugar. If we wants to branch out, we can do tobacco, rice or wheat.

It's starting up for us and branching out for him.
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>>31069456
You want to ask our ex-boss if he'll willingly let a young up-start cut into his business and even wants money to do it? He'd rather beat us silly.


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