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[OPEN] Your Friendly Neighbourhood Utgard

Who: ANYONE going on the trip to Utgard!
What: A supplies run with one bonus a la carte spy.
When: Days 269 - 271 ( May 23 - 28 )
Where: Utgard
Rating: PG-13. Anything that might go higher than that should be taken to a private log, please!

[ Early in the morning on Day 269, several wagons will be geared up and at the ready by the Gate of Fog. The first two are more obviously intended for supplies, while the drivers of the last few will welcome Travellers to find anywhere comfortable to sit. A handful of coloured Natives from various districts will be coming along to assist in the shopping, though they're mostly content to stick to themselves in their own wagon for the duration of the trip. They won't have much to say to anyone that tries for conversation beyond simple pleasantries and a general air of gratitude.

It's a half day's drive to get to the city of Utgard, leaving the Sun just barely on its way back down by the time the caravan comes to a halt. This gives plenty of time to gather the things on the shopping list the drivers have on them. Natives will direct the Travellers to the things that are needed, such as bandages, food rations and the typical things expected for war efforts - though every now and again, very quietly, the Natives will check up on people to casually suggest that they might like to pick up a nice coat or two. Perhaps some sturdy gloves here or there, and a few portable heaters and the likes. Not overtly, not a great number. Just enough to give the general idea that there might be use of some warmer gear before long. If asked about them, the Natives won't say anything, only that it's always good to be prepared.

Day 270 will be left entirely to the Travellers' discretion. As promised, the Natives will hand everyone that helped out the day before a small pouch of seven silver runes and seven copper runes ( approximately $70 USD ) to spend on whatever they like. Remember that Utgard is a metropolitan city with higher technology levels than that of Asgard. You could buy a computer or radio here that would transmit and receive signals, but only within the boundaries of Utgard. Once it is brought back into Asgard, they will no longer function beyond having shiny dials and buttons. Travellers are welcome to keep anything left over from their allowances after they're done with their shopping.

On the morning of Day 271, the Natives will give the Travellers just a little while longer to look around while they make sure everything is packed securely and accounted for in the wagons before the caravan sets off around 10AM. There's another half day's travel ahead, and they want to be out of the woods before dark, so do try to be on time or wait for the next wagon!

Things seem to go off without a hitch, though, and the caravan will be moving right on time. The only thing that might seem a bit strange is that there is one Native that seems more interactive than the others. He might smile directly at you or ask some seemingly harmless questions, like how long you've been in Asgard for and what kinds of things you like to do during your day. He might comment how it's great that you're doing so much for them, and isn't it wonderful that we're in a time of peace? How long do you think it will last?

You can feel free to be suspicious about this "Native"'s behaviour, but as per the RNG, it will be Percival ([personal profile] sleeveless) that catches the spy! When it happens, the caravan will come to a halt and one of Heimdall's Natives will welcome Percival and a few others to come sit and guard the spy in one of the emptier wagons where none of the actual Natives will be at all inclined to give anything away, even by mistake. The mods will try to handle a couple threads for him. He won't have much to say after being caught, though, half because there will likely be several threads for him that we will have to devote time to and have because spies are such sour things when they get caught. :( No harm is to come to the spy or anyone else until Percival has had a chance to put up an open post on the network to discuss what to do with the spy. ]

[ OOC NOTES: This is the mingle log for the Your Friendly Neighbourhood Utgard plot! Please put the day/location in the title of your comment, along with [OPEN/CLOSED]. Also, if you haven't already, please check out the poll regarding how to handle Thiazi's spy over here.

edit: The IC network post regarding the spy is up over here! Let us know if you have any questions! ]
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Day 270

[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-05-26 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
[Eight isn't a tall man by any means, being a good four or five inches shorter than his other incarnations and Theta, but he's certainly tall enough to lean over Mel's shoulder while she's standing at one of the shops and take a peek at whatever has taken her fancy at that moment.]

Finding anything interesting, Mel?
incongruent: (but it's nice isn't it?)

[personal profile] incongruent 2013-05-29 07:27 am (UTC)(link)
[ Benefit of being rather short. You never hear "down in front." She jumps a little for someone turning up behind her, but a smile is swift to follow, as ever. ]

Doctor. [ She thinks she's getting used to the multiples thing. ] I've been looking into some of the computers they have here. Definitely a downsizing from 1987 Earth, aren't they?
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-05-30 07:30 pm (UTC)(link)
It would seem so. It's rather odd, as well. It's not quite modern Earth, and's not Old Norse, either.

[He gets a thoughtful look on his face.]

For that matter, I don't think I've even seen a radio in Asgard. Maybe a certain level of technology would interfere with their "magic".
incongruent: (u sweet summer child)

[personal profile] incongruent 2013-05-31 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Apparently there's never a happy balance between technology and magic anymore. I wonder why. Do you think it causes some sort of signal-crossing?
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-06-01 06:32 pm (UTC)(link)
[He gives her a little look.]

I don't even believe in magic, but I suppose whatever technology they have here might clash with technology from our universe and render it useless.

Fascinating to be in a whole new universe, eh? [a grin]
incongruent: (being kawaii-er)

[personal profile] incongruent 2013-06-02 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
Of course. How often do you get to say you've visited one of those?
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-06-03 06:32 am (UTC)(link)
Surprisingly often, when you're me. [He grins.] Enjoying being out of Asgard for a while at least?
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[personal profile] incongruent 2013-06-03 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
It's a nice change. Or it's nice to have a change, at least. Asgard is nice enough, but having to stick to one place takes some of the charm off it.
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-06-04 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Quite. [a little grimace] You would think with how important our job is supposed to be here that they'd encourage us to travel as far as needs be.

[Alright, reign it in, Doctor Grumpy.] Still, we are out and I shouldn't complain about when we weren't. Anything caught your eye yet?
incongruent: (welp the pulse proves it)

[personal profile] incongruent 2013-06-05 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
You've gotten very well-mannered, haven't you? [ Teasing. Back when she first met him, she'd never have pegged him to turn out the sort to pull back on a complaint. ] I haven't caught sight of anything particular yet. But I expect I'll have something to fiddle with before the trip's over.
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-06-06 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
[If there is one thing the Eighth Doctor takes a lot of smug pride in, it's his manners.

His eyebrows raise and he sniffs imperiously.]

Of course I have manners. It's only by pure bad luck that you traveled with one incarnation that shouted, while the other schemed. While I, I'll have you know, am a perfect gentleman.

[Putting it on a bit thick there, aren't you Doctor?]

Well, I must say this city has a lot of different things to choose from. Some things that are a bit higher tech than in Asgard as well, though I'm not sure I'd trust them to work in Asgard.

[personal profile] incongruent 2013-06-07 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Putting it on so thick, it's a little bit hilarious. She gives him a Look while he's going, but an undeniably fond one. That's the Doctor all over; can't even like himself. ]

With the signal-crossing and everything, right. Strange to see a city so advanced when they're not too far apart.
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-06-08 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
[He reacts to her look with one of feigned innocence, which doesn't last long before he chuckles at himself. Spending so much time with other versions of him was going to be...interesting.]

Yeah, it is odd. And it's not just that there's no electricity to keep higher technology working for long. The technology just seems to...stop. It's certainly intriguing.

Well, for my part I purchased something not in the least high tech. [A small smile and he holds up a violin case, obviously used, but not in bad condition.]
incongruent: (u sweet summer child)

[personal profile] incongruent 2013-06-10 08:08 am (UTC)(link)
[ Ooh, unexpected. ]

You play the violin now? Or have you always?