"Should you need to find me, you might as well give up trying to. You won't." With that, he turned and disappeared into a nearby tavern. The building was, of course, just a front for one of the more well known information brokers throughout town. As soon as Shai Tan ignored the maid's offer of a table, several large, tough looking men stood up to block his way to the back room.
"I'm going to speak to Karrel," he said. A few of the men glanced back and forth, some of them even snorted in amusement. "Nobody sees de boss wivout goin' through us first, little man," one of them, obviously the one in charge, said. Shai Tan folded his arms over his chest and gave a small sigh. "If you insist," he muttered. He then exploded into motion, charging at a man to his right, but cutting back with a hard elbow to the gut of the man who had moved to give chase. He spun around to face the man who he had elbowed and jumped into the air, coming around with a round-house kick to the side of the man's head.
The leader swung a heavy punch at Shai Tan, who merely ducked under it and then snapped off a quick jab to the man's underarm, striking the man's corroded artery and causing him to collapse into a heap on the floor.
The back door swung open and young man with long, striking black hair and a light scar under his right eye stepped out into the inn. "My my, what have we here? My assassin has come to pay me a visit. So what shall it be today, my friend? Trying to deliver on your mark, or is this merely a social call?" At a motion from him, the big guards stepped back, dragging their two felled companions out of the way. Shai Tan strode over to the young man. "You should really teach your guard dogs some manners," he said. The young man laughed. "True, but I do not pay them to be nice to my guests." The two men disappeared into the back room without another word.
[hmm... looks like it's about tiem to bring a few more NPCs into the scene... just for fits and giggles]
"if you insist." Azula replied. "I will be here around sundown. if you are not back, I will assume you went your way." Azula turned to Yana. "if you have plans," she said, "don't feel obliged to follow me. If you wish to, however, you may." With that, Azula start walking towards an alleyway. [and a side note--your guys' characters can get separated from Azula if you want. don't feel forced to find her or meet up with her if you don't want to]
Inside the Tavern that Shai Tan had stepped into, there was the usual random tavern chatter. Some of it was true, some not, but unless you knew how to tell the difference, it all could be either way. Three drunks in particular, one of which was female, had an interesting [and rather loud] conversation going on.
"I herd der wuz a purdy woman back in the back room," one of them said. "She's defint'ly purdy," the other male replied, "and she's fast." "think we could get in der?" the first drunk laughed, elbowing the other one, "hur hur... probably." the other one replied. "maybe she'd talk wit us." The drunk woman, a waterbender, slapped them both. "you two wouldn't last 38 seconds against Zelgius Sanaki," she told them, "she's killed men for less than even flirting with her."
Perhaps this woman was not as drunk as she first seemed.
"Zelgius Sanaki?" one of the drunks exclaimed, knocking over his drink, "THE Zelgius Sanaki??!?!" "Aye," the other drunk replied, as if he knew it all, "THE Zelgius Sanaki." "She's in on this war," the woman added, "and she's known for killing people who cross paths with her the wrong way." "She is?" the second drunk exclaimed, "Tenoko... have you been drinking? the woman, named Tenoko, shook her head. "Sanaki Almedha Zelgius is an assassin who seems to work for the highest bidder." she said, "She is almost everywhere at once, and she seems to be helping escalate the severity of the war."
"the war?" one of them gupled, knocking over his rink as well "Aye, the war," Tenoko replied, "but you two need to stop drinking now before I explain any more." she lowered her voice to a whisper. "besides--we're creating a scene."
"I'm not rude; I'm honest. I just speak what's on my mind even if most people can't handle the truth." ~Zulera Joanna Tallarico~
Riyu quickly hurried down the street not bothering to say a thing. She didn't want to see them again, but she had a feeling she would. She stopped at the second most expensive tavern she could find. SHe lay on her bed pondering the war. finally she got up and jumped out of her window, landing silently in the alley. She walked around in the shadows, wanting to be home. SHe bumped into someone, who quickly tried to punch her. RIyu quickly punched them in the stomach, and then they belched on her, she screamed. OBviously she punched a drunkard, and she was fuming. SHe used her earthbending to throw them onto the street. She started punching them repeatedly. Guards peeled her off the drunk man. "Oops."Riyu muttered. "Oh well" Next thing she knew she was getting put in a cell.
Name: Volo A'kazz Age: 13 Gender: Male Bending: Water Nationality: Northern Water Tribe --------------------------------------------- He sat in the cell, perfectly still. His eyes were closed and his breathing was steady. He meditated in the cell often, as it was the only thing he could do. He let out a deep breath and opened his eyes. Looking around, he notices nothing had changed, as usual. He was put in the cell a couple weeks ago for stealing, which was his way of just scraping by. Being an orphan was hard. Suddenly the gate is opened a a woman in thrown in. He looks at her.