[act]Dardelan-in-loin-cloth arrives at the Dock, Bruna at his side, carrying a spear and looking somewhat menacing.[/act]
Bruna: [act]through her teeth[/act] Why do you insist on wearing that thing everywhere
[act]this is clearly an arguement they've been having for a while[/act]
Dardelan: [act]good-naturedly[/act] What? I like a healthy breeze around my privates!
[/end shameless HP reference]
Bruna: [act]glares, still hissing[/act] You always embarass me!
Dardelan: Settle, pet. I wear this in your honour.
Bruna: You've got a funny way of showing it!
Dardelan: [act]steps onto podium[/act] It'll be fine, I promise. [act]clears throat and addresses the crowd[/act] Misfits! It is with greatest pleasure that I welcome you to the launch of the fair Sadorian boat--
Gilbert: [act]yelling from the crowd[/act] It's a [i]SHIP[i]!
Dardelan: [act]winces[/act] ...sorry. Ship -- Sadorian Ship. I hereby name her, Sea Dancer
[act]waits for the crowd to cheer[/act]
Cricket 1: [act]sigh[/act] Ohhhh, no you don't! We're charging out, 5 coin a snide remark, 10 coin a joke.
[act]crickets abruptly stop chirping[/act]
Dardelan: [act]unsure[/act] ...don't you like the name?
Emerald: Sorry, it's just...we already knew what it was called.
Min: Elspeth sort of...spilled the beans on that one.
Dardelan: Oh :-/
Ariadne: But I'm sure she's a very pretty ship. Can't wait to meet her!
Dardelan: [act]a little crestfallen[/act] Okay, that's...um, good. So, where was I [act]looks over at Bruna[/act]?
Bruna: [act]stage whisper / facepalm[/act] Naming the ship!
Dardelan: Indeed! [act]grins again[/act] Bring out the Sea Dancer
[act]The crowd turn/watch in anticipation as a large, beautiful ship with gold lettering proclaiming 'Sea Dancer' sails around to the jetty[/act]
Dardelan: [act]steps down to Gilbert, and takes his bottle of champagne[/act] Aha! Just what I need.
Gilbert: [act]indignant[/act] Hey! I was going to...[act]pause[/act] Oh, never mind. She's not here anyway...
Dardelan: [act]throws champagne bottle against the ship[/act] Huzzuh for your first journey, across the mysterious Great Sea!
Crew-aboard-ship: [act]raise their hands in triumph[/act] Huzzuh!
Gilbert: [act]steps up[/act] We'll be deparing shortly...without
Elspeth, it seems...[act]sighs[/act] Oh well. Nothing for it. Cyberpenguins, to your posts, if you please. All who made it onto the guest list - get yourself aboard