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Belle of the Ball [tag Michele]

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Belle of the Ball [tag Michele]

PostAuthor: Kaziki Halcyon » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:25 pm

M6D07 135ABY

The home of the Solarus family was palatial. It was even larger than the Horn mansion, though it technically sat upon less land. They also sat several steps down the social ladder from the Horn's, the trade off of spending their wealth on status symbols instead of actually cultivating influence to improve standing in the nobility of the Corellian Sector. Officially speaking, Bachman Solarus had no actual title, but there were privileges aplenty to be bought with money or strong-armed out of society by being long term toadies of the One Sith. He wasn't the type to ask nicely if he could threaten, be nice when he could acquire through cruelty. He'd even sold his daughter to the One Sith for his moniker of 'Baron'. It wasn't a title that would last beyond the iron fist influence of the Sith as Corellia did not agree.

Sadly, they also had to pretend like they did. So when the so called Baron's daughter had turned up pregnant during her Sith training everybody had grumbled and began preparing to appease without obligating themselves to anything unpleasant. Low, a few months later, six months into the pregnancy to be exact and excused from her Sith duties for the remainder, Sophia Solarus planned and executed a grand gala of a baby shower that everyone was invited (re: required) to attend. Due to their strong ties to Krayt's Empire that requirement applied even to those of higher rank such as the family of Duke Ryld Horn. All of them, including the often seen, rarely socially acceptable, Kaziki Horn. Son of Ryld, Earl of Horn Bay, and irrepressible ne'er do well, Kaz was by far one of the last to arrive when he walked into the mansion well after sun down, well after the presents had been opened and the guests were merely 'enjoying' the forced socialization of the occasion.

Kaz walked in dressed in the finest of Corellian silks, followed by servants, drinking some unknown liquid from a gem encrusted chalice that he'd brought with him, glancing over just long enough to fire off a wink at a female Imperial Intelligence agent he'd entertained a few months earlier. He didn't appear drunk but the machine was well lubricated if his gate and looseness of posture was anything to go by. Through the main entrance, down the marble steps, and to a stop at the edge of the dance floor where he drained the remainder of the goblet. Tossing it over his shoulder where it was caught adroitly by one of his servants. "Midsummer?" he asked just a touch too loudly, looking about as if he was fairly certain that couldn't be it. "No, Lord Horn, a baby shower for Lady Solarus' unborn child." Kaz blinked, ignoring all the looks he was getting in his brightly colored but otherwise fashionable silk long coat, pants, shirt, and dark nerf-hide boots. "Oh... go buy her something nice." He pulled a large denomination credit chit out of his pocket and tossed it at the servant, once again adroitly caught.

"I'm going to go get something to drink, I believe." He grinned and headed for the general vicinity of an open bar while the one servant disappeared back out the door and the rest followed him silently.
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Re: Belle of the Ball [tag Michele]

PostAuthor: Michele Altair » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:54 pm

Though not born of noble blood, one would hardly be able to tell the way Michele presented her self. Dressed in the latest fashions, hot off the Corellian runways the Sith Assassin had very little trouble blending into her surroundings. She had infiltrated such events before and frankly, playing nobility was one of her favorite things to do. The pomp, the clothing, the mannerisms. The superiority they positively oozed wasn't that hard to mimic at all. Especially when one considered she was a Sith and, naturally, considered her self superior to most other beings.

She was posing as some countess from a far flung territory. The documents and the personnel needed to legitimatize her cover had taken many months to produce but it was well worth the effort. Her status as Countess Relena Zelona was beyond question. Sipping at some finely aged alcohol, the Sith observed the proceedings quietly for now. She had already gathered some valuable information by just observing all the pleasantries.

It was through these observations that her attention was drawn to a Lord Horn, whom seemed a little bit out of place in his brightly toned attire. As fate would have it she was standing by the bar he approached. Sipping at her drink, she watched him come within a few feet of her. "I do believe if looks could kill, you wild be dead a few times over." she stated, inclining her head toward some of the still gawking party goers.
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Re: Belle of the Ball [tag Michele]

PostAuthor: Kaziki Halcyon » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:40 pm

Kaz strolled through the crowd and up to the bar, reaching over it without even the pretext of discussing the matter with the bartender. Taking up a decanter of dubious providence he casually swiped it with his hand and watched the crystal atop it spin up until a practiced move caught it at just the right moment to remove it from the neck. There was a woman of some minor nobility, or a fairly wealthy merchant's daughter or maybe a trophy wife, and she was talking to him. The word was spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. Perfect. Kaz sniffed at the contents of the decanter and grunted. "Ah, Solarus, I see you've spared every expense."

That bit had obviously been spoken to himself as he grudgingly poured himself a triple, straight, before placing absently in the hands of a hired barman who was shooting him dirty looks from the supposed safety of anonymity. Then, and only then, did Kaz turn to the woman while taking up his glass. "Madam, if looks could kill I'm certain 'princess' Sophia over there would have wiped out the lot of us at the door during introductions." Kaz lifted his glass to someone across the room, someone in a bright yellow dress that he knew he was annoying to no end by his mere presence alone.

He then turned back to the young woman that had addressed him. "Kaziki Horn, fifth or sixth Earl of Horn Bay... honestly, I forget which. Who are you, exactly?" He looked her over in that too open way of horn dogs and habitual drunks, the very thing Kaz was known for being.
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