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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:30 am 
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"Excellent. Excellent, my good man! Excellent, I say!"

The two men hop down from the cart, one putting his arm around Roger's shoulders while the other vigorously shakes his hand.

"Allow us to introduce ourselves!" says the hand-shaker. "I am Mark, and this is my brother Marque -"

"Alchemists of unparalleled skill!" volunteers Marque. "If you need it done, we can sell you a potion to do it!"

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"Alchemists. Yes, home back we have those." Roger says simply. Or at least, we used to before we determined alchemy was a complete croc he thnks. Roger turns to the assembled Terrans. "These men are traveling alchemists. Keep an eye on them. I trust them as far as I can throw them..."

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 Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:07 am 
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"They give the appearance of travelling con men to me," says Captain Argent, keeping his tone light and conversational to obscure his meaning from anyone who can't speak English.

"So tell me, my good man, what do you need?" asks Mark. "Diseases cured? Stomachaches de-ached? Ate the wrong berries and need an antidote?"

"Easy payment terms, satisfaction guaranteed!" volunteers Marque.

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"They give the appearance of travelling con men to me,"

"Agreed."

(Imitating the Captain's tone) In English Roger says, "Someone go make sure Sir Bevier stays out of sight. If they see a local they may be more wary and on guard."

"Me pardon. Here new are we. Money not have us." He says to the Marks.

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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:38 am 
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Captain Argent nods, and someone heads off to the ship.

"No worries, my good friend!" says Mark, expansively. "We take barter."

"Something of value, in echange for something of similar value," agrees Marque. "I'm sure you've got something worth trading."

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Roger appears to think about this for a moment. He turns to the Captain and attempts to look as though he's discussing the men's offer. "In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have come down here. They might have just left with no one to communicate with but what's done is done. Captain if you would be so kind as to say something? It doesn't matter what..."

Roger waits for the Captain to respond and then says

"Sorry. Here no sicks. Services your not needed."

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"The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain," intones the Captain, solemnly.

"Ah, but healing is but a mere fraction of what we can do!" insists Mark.

"Out potions can have a thousand beneficial effects for you!" adds Marque.

"Is there perhaps a young lady, whose eye you're failing to catch?"

"Or some... friend of yours... who's looking for a match?"

"We have potions to cure baldness, or to cause it -"

" - others will improve your crops, when applied an instructed."

"You can't tell us you have entirely no ambition -"

"Just tell us what you want, we'll bring it to fruition!"

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"Interested not we're. Ourselves manage can we."

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:54 pm 
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"My dear Mark, these people have absolutely no ambition!"

"They don't seem to even understand the concept!"

"We'll make no sales to such a backwards people -"

"I very much doubt they'll survive until our return!"

Shaking their heads and tutting over the extreme irresponsibility of not buying their questionable wares, the two salesmen head back to their cart and continue on, past the Terran settlement.

Not so fast that they can't be stopped for a last-minute sale, of course; but absent any direct requests, they pass on peaceably enough.

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As they leave Roger says, "Hmm. I don't like the sound of that. They said we'll probably be dead by the time they come back this way..."

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:02 pm 
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The Captain frowns. "It could have just been a last-ditch sales tactic," he suggests. "If you ask them how, they'll tell you just what sort of snake oil you need to buy from them to 'prevent' it."

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:39 pm 
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"You're most likely correct, but part of me worries that it might be a veiled threat."

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:36 pm 
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"Even if it was," says the Captain, "all it means is that now we know to be alert."

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Time passes further without immediate incident, and it's almost an hour later that a second traveller is spotted approaching the small colony - this time, and elderly Styric man in a simple white robe, leaning on his staff. With the Terrans being extra watchful in case the salesbrothers try something sneaky, he's spotted well before he gets to the camp - not that he's making any particular attempt to hide his approach.

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:24 am 
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Roger waits until the man is visible from the ship before he goes to meet him.

"Greetings sir. How are you this evening?"

OOC: I assume it's evening, or at least close to it.

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:57 pm 
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The man - who must be sixty at least - takes a long look at Roger, staring for just a little longer than is comfortable.. Then he performs a fairly elaborate bow.

"Greetings, Ancient One. I am hale and healthy 'pon the end of this day."

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