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Oct 16, 2021 3:00 PM
The Worst Genin Team, take 2
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It does!

"Do you want to head straight down to the port now, then?" she asks, once they're cleaning up.

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"Yeah. Find somewhere to sleep, at least."

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"Okay."

"I'm not really - familiar with all that sort of stuff."

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"Which stuff?"

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She waves a hand vaguely. "Town things?"

"I haven't been allowed to run missions on my own, ever. Family kept me on as tight a leash as they could, and when I got away I've tended to just like - hide out in the wilderness..."

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"Rrright. In that case, just... follow my lead."

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"Stand there and look pretty?"

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"Pull out some of that threatening chakra if we need it."

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"I'll wait for your cue."

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"Let's head for port. Drop us up the coast a couple miles."

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"Okay."

And: a slower zoom towards port, landing on the beach where the road cuts closer to it, before they're really entangled with the town's outskirts.

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Then it's an easy stroll into town.

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Amajina lets Elaise take the lead, as promised. 

The town is actually fairly massive, especially for up here - it's the last easily accessible ocean-facing port between the Land of Water and the Land of Iron, which means all the trade of the region northwards of it and a significant portion of the through trade stops here - including far more foreign traders than make it south. The ship Elaise met the previous summoner of the jaguars on left from this port to swing up and east. It's farther south from Amajina's late family than her words or Elaise's initial latitude guess had suggested, too.

(Of course, this region isn't currently wealthy, so it doesn't hold a candle to some of the grand ports Elaise has seen in richer areas. But, for here - it's a good place to find work, and a good place to disappear.)

There's inns by the docks, a mixture of nice and run down. Elaise can usually only afford the shabbier places, which... Might not be a bad idea again, to stretch their funds farther, but they did just steal an awful lot of money. 

The port is bustling right now, as the morning mists give up their last attempt to choke the bay and the close of the window for departing and making good time away from the rocky coast before sunset begins to loom on the horizon. 

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Elaise will steer them to one of the nicer inns for tonight, since it's Amajina's first time out.

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It's definitely pretty cool! (The nicer inn is built in a traditional style, though the gardens inside the outer wall have imported flowers Amajina has clearly never seen before, from how she examines them - and it has a big aquarium in the center with imported fish for the kitchens, which Amajina is very fascinated by, and which she might need to be restrained from going to talk to the manager about, either with questions or with suggestions for improving the enclosure. Possibly both.)

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Maybe she can do that after they're not paying to stay here anymore.

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Fair. She'll hold off.

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Best not to offend your hosts.

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Okay. She'll be good. 

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It's part of the game you have to play. Welcome to civilization.

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Another skill to learn, then? 

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"I'll follow your lead here too, then."

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"I'll try not to send you astray."

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"Much appreciated."

To their room, then? 

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