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NPC: Cedric

Location: Palon Vertas

Coordinates: 213, 62

A fisherman and type of jack of all trades who lives in the southern woods in Palon Vertas.


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You see a relatively young dwarf that seems be trying to fish. He looks a bit frustrated.
OOC Note: Some obscene language ahead, don't talk to him if you are offended by 'bad' words.

Who are you?
My name is Cedric. Nice to see a new face around here.

Job? I do a little of everything. Sometimes I help my wife Apala with the mining, sometimes I fish, make new tools every once in a, and take care of the stuff around the house. My wife, Apala, is quite busy with her mine, and someone has to take care of the house...

The mine is just a little south of here. As a child, I used to spend a lot of my childhood working in there, but as I grew older I started to appreciate the sunlight a little more. I still go there every once in a while, but not nearly as often as I used too. *He smiles* Only if my wife needs me in there, but it is rare for her to do that. I guess it has to do with me borrowing some of the dynamite.

Fishing is not going very well now, there is not much fish left. And no, not because of my 'unconventional' fishing methods, I only used the dynamite a few times when I was drunk. If you ask me, I think it has to do with the cyanide use in the gold mining process, but of course everyone denies it. Afterall, the gold mine is one of the most important resources we have here and no one wants it closed.

Ok, so I used some dynamite to fish. Not a big deal, right? Now the whole town hates me. The mayor bitches about destroying his precious environment, my wife about me stealing her explosive, even the god damn news reporter here, Brittani has an article about me in her tabloid. Bunch of sanctimonious assholes.

She is my wife and the foreman of the local mine. You can always find her by the mine or in the mine, she is always busy, I can barely see her at home. I swear she is more married with her mine than with me. But that's not a bad thing, I don't like listening to her complaining all the time. Sometimes I wish I married her twin sister Yinta. And don't tell her I said that, ok?

Oh, the good mayor Morton. I could talk the whole day about him. And I am sure he can also talk the whole day about me too. Like everyone around here he has a fixation with how I 'missused' the dynamite for fishing. Big fucking deal, it's not the end of the world. And what kind of mayor is he anyway, when his wife Jolynne does more than half of his job??

Jolynne is not a bad lady, but she takes her job too seriously, she needs to be more laid back. When I made this small pond here last year, she came all bitching about how I don't have a permit. What the hell, if things were up to her I'd need a permit every time I want to take a piss! And she wants us to pay taxes, but fuck me if I know how the tax money *I* pay is improving *MY* life!

This is so funny! The mayor complains about my fishing methods, but he doesn't give a fuck about all the pollution from the mine. Do you know the kind of shit they use to extract thEL-DB.come gold here? Just look it up some day. And do you think they have filters or something? No, they put all the garbage in the river here, and our esteemed mayor pretends it's all ok.

Hmm, could it be that he cares more about the gold that comes from the mine than he cares about the stuff that lives in the water, such as, hmm, I don't know, FISHES??!! Oh, and the mages from the magic school, I don't know what the hell they do there, but the water from their sewage system is causing widescale mutations in the fish here. A few days ago I caught a Kanye West in my net...

Like any tabloid, those fuckers thrive on reporting anything that would outrage the normal people. But they have to be careful with what they report, for example government corruption is a no-no, because they don't want to be kicked out from here. In fact I sometimes wonder if they work hand in hand with the local governments, to divert people's attention from the REAL news.

Yinta is one of the few citizens I actually respect. She seems to genuinely care about her plants and nature in general. She constantly reprimands my wife about her use of dangerous substances in the mining process.

While most amateur harvesters use fire essences to extract the gold, this is a quite expensive method. Industrial gold mining uses sodium cyanide to extract the fine gold particles. This is an effective method, from an economic point of view. But to do it in an environmentally friendly way, you must properly filter the crap that comes out, rather than just dump it in the local water.

See you around, and don't drink any water from PV, it's contaminated.