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  1. Nicolás Cormond

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    Commenor. Positioned on two semi-growing hyperlanes and one long-time trade out. Tucked in the fold of the Colonies, barely out of reach from the Core. Covered in a vast assortment of mountain ranges, canyons, narrow oceans and grand deserts. Ruled under an unusual blend of corporations, oligarchs and trade guilds. The planet was much like Brentaal, although farther from the Republic and far lesser known. Still, the world was one Nicolás, Senator of Brentaal, found remarkably cozy. In truth, he relished in every moment on the planet surface, as if he was back on his own homeworld, roaming the streets, sifting through the markets, chatting with the locals. If only that was indeed the truth.

    Nicolás had been virtually exiled from his world. After posing a threat to the firstborn heir of House Cormond, his father had appointed him to become the Republic representative of Brentaal, ultimately tearing away whatever chances he had of inheriting his father’s wealth and fortune. His power base in the courts was shredded apart and his contacts on the planet scattered. There was nothing for him there but the disapproval of his father, who still refused to answer his calls. The older man was intent on ignoring Nicolás for the rest of his life. Even if the position of Senator was not always a permanent one, he figured his father would make it as such. There was no escaping his fate with the Republic.

    Of course, Nicolás had to keep his head held high and his eyes forward. There had to be some way to regain his lost authority, some way to rebuild his power base and become the infamous Nicolás Cormond he was before. Fortunately, there was. For a while now, the young man had been meeting with an endless slew of Senators across the Republic, desperate to get them on his side, hoping to gain both their trust and potential loyalty. While he did not demand their instant servitude, he was praying to at least establish a mutually beneficial relationship. Like friends with benefits, but without the sex. Well, most of the time. Nicolás was not above a little behind-the-door action as long as it gave him what he wanted, be it power, control or satisfaction. Although something told him Alicya Nyx was not one of those people.

    She was smart, pretty, and generous. Having donated a chunk of her family’s fortune to the poor and impoverished, it was clear Senator Nyx was a woman of high regard. Most of time, Nicolás would find that annoying, as he typically despised such holier-than-thou politicians. But if rumor was true, her underlying problem with anxiety made a fitting opportunity. Perhaps he could charm her, maybe he could convince her to fall into his embrace and become a finishing piece to his puzzle. He could help her— as long as she helped him. Whatever would happen, however, was completely up to her.

    After several moments of weaving through the crowds in a bustling market street, it didn’t take Nicolás long to spot the woman. She was outside, surrounded by a number of other planetary politicians and media photographers. The Senator was no doubt giving out food or credits to the poor in the city streets, doing it all before the photographers lurking behind her so they caught her in the act of such charity. Nicolás almost scoffed, but if she really was stooping that low, he couldn’t judge. Because he did the same exact thing. Then again, perhaps she was being serious about aiding the poor, which would only be worse. Regardless, Nicolás quickly approached her, and the strangers around her parted like a wave as he did. They knew he was: the Senator of Brentaal, here to speak with their own.

    He gave one of his classic smiles as another camera flashed. “Senator Nyx. Funny seeing you here.” Of course, it was far funnier for him to be there at all, given this was her homeworld. Still, it was no coincidence. She should have known he was coming by then, although she might not have expected him to arrive in the middle of the public.

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  2. Alycia Nyx

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    Alicya did like a little publicity, after all, it was important for a Senator to have a large public presence on your own world, after all, being a Senator was never a permanent position and Alycia was determined to make this her job as long as possible. Unlike Nicolas, Alycia actually enjoyed being out of the corporate field as she was destined to be in since she was younger. All she was expected to do since she was younger was to take over a corporation and continue the business into the future. So unlike Nicholas, she enjoyed the fact that her family had no control over what she would do in her future.

    However, Alicya also enjoyed the fact that she could connect with people from all sorts of backgrounds, despite her upper-class status. She often found herself connecting and gaining a good reputation with the lower and middle class populous, which she often gained due to her relief efforts and the fact that she donated a vast amount of her money to charities as well as occasionally going out in person to help their efforts. Which was what she was doing today.

    What she didn't exactly expect was the media being out and about to document her work and her charitable efforts, however she was happy that she at least looked nice and not too over the top that it was inappropriate for the occasion. Plus it would bring in some good publicity. However what Alycia didn't expect was a fellow senator to show.

    "Why hello there Senator Cormond, funny, I was just about to say the same thing."
    She walked over to him, before leading him away from the paparazzi and also motioning to the rest of her staff that she was stepping away for a little while. "So what brings you to Commenor Nicolas? Not that I'm complaining of course." She spoke softly, with an almost knowing smile on her face as she led him down the street and through the sea of people. After all, she was sure that he wasn't here for the relief efforts.

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  3. Nicolás Cormond

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    Alycia Nyx was definitely unlike most Senators. He had read and heard enough about the young woman that he knew she was not much of the cutthroat or the expressionless type. From the gorgeous blue dress she flaunted to her surprising round of pleasantries, Nicolás knew he was going to like her. Senator Adasca was unforgiving and Senator Faunus was self-righteous, but Senator Nyx seemed to act as a perfect balance. Their conversation was only just beginning, and the young man figured he could have her play into his hands with the snap of a finger, or better yet, another flash of a smile. The fact that she wholeheartedly welcomed his unexpected arrival was a testament to that.

    Well, that’s quite the question, Senator Nyx.” His head inclined as if he was momentarily conceding to her. “You don’t mind if I cal you Alycia, do you? It’s such a pretty name.” He smiled, already working his flattery and charm only moments into their discussion. Regardless of her answer, Nicolás would continue, “And that’s a good question. There are a great many things that have brought me to Commenor. A moment of peace away from the capital, or the hope that I might finally meet you in person, or because I want to revel in a world much like my own, Brentaal.” His eyes drifted off to the side, feigning a sense of melancholy, a sign that something was bothering him deep down. There was nothing like playing the pity card that could get someone instantly on his side. But he would save that for later.

    What about you, Senator? I see you’re still roaming the city streets, smiling to passing civilians or into the lens of a camera. Are you worried about reelection, or better yet, a recall?” He nearly scoffed, but with a feeling of warmth and understanding. “I wouldn’t worry too much. You look best in the spotlight, and from what I’ve heard, you always look for the best in people, in your people. You care about Commenor, as I do for Brentaal. That is why we are appointed into these positions, and often why we stay. Wouldn’t you agree?” While the pair were secluded, it was clear some of the media Nyx’s staff was attempting to preoccupy was starting to get a load of their surprise meeting. Not that he cared, and neither should she. After all, she was discussing with the Senator of an economic powerhouse. That would certainly turn some heads if they believed she was looking to bolster Commenor’s trade.

    As for Nicolás, at least the other Senators might see him in a different light. He was meeting with one of the most philanthropic politicians in the Republic, if not working with her side by side. Even if their makeshift negotiations came to nothing, at least the two would gain some neat publicity out of it.

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  4. Alycia Nyx

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    Alycia knew that the man must of had a motive to arrive un-anncounced to Commenor, expecting her to drop everything to accomodate their meeting, and he was exactly right. She had left to do business with this senator abandoning all of her other plans for the night. Oh well, she would entertain her guest for as long as she saw fit, after all, it would most likely be an enjoyable experience even if it was only for business. "You are more than welcome to call me that." Alycia gave a small grin in response.

    "I haven't had the luxury of traveling to Brenthaal, maybe you could show me around, after all, I've heard its beautiful to visit." Alycia commented thoughtfully, looking at Nicholas out the corner of her eye, judging his response to her comment quietly. However Alycia did notice that the fleeting look of sadness on Nicholas's face, disappearing as quickly as it appeared. "Are you alright Nicholas?" Alycia asked politely, showing concern for her fellow senator's feelings. Something wasn't right but Alycia couldn't put a finger on what was going through her fellow Senator's head.

    However, what she didn't really expect was Nicholas's comment on the fact that she was out of the office helping those who needed it. The way that Nicholas said it though was almost sarcastic and annoying, like she was being fake. "Perception is important in our job, you should know that as a fellow senator after all. Despite the fact that I may want to help out with those who need it, it is still important to keep up a media image. After-all, a bad story could kill a career like ours." She stated thoughtfully, an almost seriousness layered in her voice. "You're not so bad looking in the camera lense either Nicholas" Alycia joked, motioned to the sea of reporters and photographers which were being kept at bay by her staff. "So are you here on business or just came here for a short holiday? If it's the later, I am more than happy to point you to the best tourist spots." Alycia smiled walking down the busy highstreet, many onlookers looking onwards.

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