Post by Legume on Mar 25, 2019 4:06:43 GMT -5
In the depths of the jungle and forest canopy of New Sadla, the Four Roses Bar stood, serving as the only notable attraction in the small village spread out around it. For the Saiyans who wandered off into the dense jungles of the Eastern Hemisphere of the planet to train, spar or simply explore, Four Roses served as a safe haven to relax, have a pint of beer, get into a chat with your fellow Saiyan warriors, and most likely end up in a bar brawl or two. As such, while the bar was technically in the middle of nowhere, it always saw a steady stream of visitors and business was booming, without even the need of sizable marketing.
This evening, the bar could best be described as "half-full". It certainly wasn't empty, plenty of customers could be seen lined up on the bar stools and by the tables - not just Saiyans, but also members of other species, which, while not necessarily a common sight in Four Roses, did not surprise anyone either. And yet, it wasn't so chock full that you'd need a battering ram to push through the people standing in the room. For the owners and customers alike, this was the perfect balance between maintaining the business and not dealing with a bar on the verge of a fight breaking out somewhere.
There was some tension in the air, especially regarding politics, always a touchy topic in New Sadla despite the Saiyans' superficially apolitical nature, but most of the customers knew better than to bring it up. They're here to drink and drinking is what they're doing.
A blonde, brightly dressed girl, looking like she was barely high school age, was sitting by one of the round tables in the corner of the bar, having specifically brought four seats alongside her own for all the powerful warriors she had recruited for her mission. The girl's young age got the bartender and some of the customers to raise their eyebrows, but the former soon shut up once he got generously tipped and brought the girl a glass of orange juice.
That girl was Alexis Callaghan, and her eyes were set for the small oval window in front of her booked table, showing the panorama of the New Sadla jungle outside. Out there, about a kilometer away, an inconspicuous building somewhat resembling a giant stone coffin, and guarded by Saiyan soldiers at all times, stood. Both she and the locals knew exactly what that building held - the tomb of Prince Vegeta, the legendary progenitor of the Saiyan race, who brought it from the brink of extinction and passed down the metaphorical crown of King of the Saiyans to the first Super Saiyan to arise after his death. And, if the legends are true, then Prince Vegeta was also one of the most powerful warriors which the Galaxy has ever witnessed. A being with the strength to surpass any mortal and lesser god, and the power to challenge the Gods of Destruction themselves. All of which was enticing to the blonde girl. She just couldn't wait to break in and touch all that is inside with her own hands.
Even if Alexis did not look like she was dressed for a tomb raid at all. The first thing one would notice is her bright dress, composed of blue and white with red ribbons tied over it, and a traveller's bag resting on the floor next to her. It did not hold neither food or tools, however - instead, two small heads peeked out from the top, resembling their owner's appearance, though with different dresses and weapons attached. And these weren't just dolls, either - from the way they twitched and glanced from side to side, it was pretty clear that they were fully autonomous.
Another thing of note which one might instantly notice is that neither Alexis nor her dolls radiated any sort of ki, as if they weren't alive at all.
The blonde girl continued sipping on her glass of orange juice, leaning back on her chair and placing her legs on the table, awaiting the warriors she had recruited for her quest to show up.
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Feel free to introduce your character in the Four Roses whatever way you want. If your character has questions about the mission, this is the time to ask.
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