Travel by Bifrost is supposed to be highly reliable.
Loki, inveterate faller, falls off it anyway.
"And standard ways to earn a ticket out include...?"
"What're the big ticket jobs in town, then?"
"Doing anything for the Grandmaster. Being an enforcer, they're the people who stop small time murders and major theft and kidnapping and the like, but you have to be pretty strong. Anyone who can fix the stuff the scavengers bring in can make some decent money. Then they're people with businesses that've took off. Winning the games can make you rich quick but that's not really a job."
"Well, I don't have to be that quick, I'm not wanted at home for a couple years."
"I'll keep that in mind."
"I'm fine. Forgot about what?"
"I'm unharmed. Carry on."
"Sure, thank you. How convenient that there is one."
"I think I can manage that, thanks."
She does this.
There's an aesthetic to the neon signs. It is not hers, but it's an aesthetic.
She goes through the arch.
Beyond, there's a spacious foyer. There are a series of small fountains along the edge, that shoot perfect arcs of gleaming not-water at each other at rhythmic intervals. The liquid always lands perfectly at its intended destination, without a drop spilled.
There's a half circle of desks in the center of the foyer, where a dozen employees talk to a dozen different residents. There's a short line.
A neon sign, color matching the room's water features, hangs above the desk reading:
Here for SOME of your problems.
Loki gets in line.
"Hi, I'm new. I'd like a room and whatever passes for a classifieds."
"Welcome to Tulmire. I'm sorry you've gotten stuck here, but I hope you'll enjoy it here anyway."
He pulls out a folder from a cubby next to his desk and hands it over.
"This is the standard introductory packet. It should answer most of your questions, but feel free to come back if it doesn't. The official classified ads are inside but it they mostly only have the jobs that are always open, like salvagers. There are a few more specialized listings, the business district has a masterlist of the all of the restaurants looking for new waiters and the shops looking for assistants that is usually mostly up to date, and I can point you in the right direction if you have any idea what you might want to do."
"I can do a little magic. And I'm an Asgardian, if you know anything about Asgardians."