Location: Palon Vertas
Coordinates: 258, 246
A celebrity gossip columnist for the Association of Scribes and Scholars.
Speak the Words
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*As you approach the city gates, a beautiful, well-dresEL-DB.comsed woman is making notes about those who pass her by.*
What are you doing?I'm looking for celebrities. Are you a celebrity where you come from? It is not necessary that I report on only the celebrities of Palon Vertas. I can report on celebrities from anywhere.
You're a reporter?Indeed I am: Brittani, Celebrity Sitings Field Reporter for the Association of Scribes and Scholars, at your service. Now where were we? Our readers would like to know who you're wearing, where your interests lie, your thoughts on local celebrities, scandals, or anything else.
Who I'm what?Who you're wearing. For example, I'm wearing classic formal wear by Roja - a prolific designer with impeccable taste. What about you?
Uhm. No comment.That's quite alright. There's no shame in buying off the rack or making it yourself as long as it fits you and serves its purpose.
Local celebrities?Oh yes, quite a few in fact. Mayor Morton and his wife JoLynne, Grandmaster Osreng, Elise, Lauren, Caton, General Alex and his little sister Ellia, to name a few. They're all local celebrities.
Wow! Any others?Certainly, but I wouldn't want to spoil anything for you. Besides, what's the point? My job is to gather information so it can be published in the paper. So what if I have my eye on... No. I've said too much.
Who is he?*Her face reddens noticeably.* I don't think I eveEL-DB.comr would have noticed him if it wasn't for Shayna.
Who is Shayna?She's the Librarian at the Library of the Ancients. She is wise beyond her years, I believe.
What aren't you telling me?*She lowers her voice and looks around to see who might be listening.* Well, his name is Barnes. He's a treasure hunter who seems to have been EVERYwhere from what I've heard. I don't think I've ever met anyone better at working out cryptic hints about where to find treasure. And for him, it's not all about the gold either. He's just as delighted to uncover lost information as he is a jewel encrusted chalice.
He's ruggedly handsome with beautiful blue eyes and when he turns them on me, my knees begin to quiver. Perhaps it is these outfits I have to wear in order to be accepted by the celebrities I report on, or maybe he thinks... Truth be told, I don't know what he thinks. Whenever I think I've gotten up the nerve to at least interview him, it's as though thousands of wings begin flapping inside.
Anyway, it all started when I was doing some research at the library and Shayna asked me if I had spoken with him yet. Until that moment, I had no idea who she was talking about, but when she told me about him, I couldn't believe it! Then, as we were talking, who walks up and asks to read some dusty old manuscript from the reserved stacks? Barnes! That's who and you should have seen Shayna's eyes twinkle.
If I didn't know better, I would think she was trying to set us up. But even if she did, would that be so bad? Now, each time I visit the library, she shows me some other news story about the exploits Barnes has had. I'm just afraid that if I ever DO try to interview him, all those things I've read about him will simply fly out of my head and I'll just be standing there with nothing to say.