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  1. Sarla Malvern

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    The lords and ladies of House Malvern have been summoned, by the head of the household. They have been to discuss the pirate threat, Sarla Malvern has been in two fights with them, but there have been others as well. The house was being targeted by pirates, why they did not know, but they had to stop it. The meeting was about finding out how to stop them, as why could come later. They may find out later, they may not, but as long as they were no longer under attack, that was what really mattered in the end.

    She was dressed in black, with her house cape around her. The cape was similar to all the others that house Malvern wore, it was black with a white fur trimming. She had seat at the table, as a member of this household. There were a few other honoured guests, some form house Demici their main allies, and @Hask Jen a sith pureblood from the empire, as well as @Aurelie Fleury who proved an excellent pilot. The table was prepared for the meeting, there was food and drink and waiters for each person on the table, so they could eat drink and debate what the hell to do about these pirate attacks.

    She entered the room, along with everyone else. She waited for the head household to say his piece, and then she then can take her place and take turns in talking. They need a plan, as without one, they were fethed.

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    Of all the jobs Hask could take, it had to be this. He expected to go off fighting a bunch of pirates, not dining with a bunch of nobles. He was also definitely not dressed at all for the occasion, with his heavy durasteel armour, torn up poncho and overall resemblance of a mercenary...sadly that's basically what he is so he can't exactly complain.

    Maybe it's just his inner Pureblood, but he always preferred dealing with warriors, scavvers, soldiers and the not-so-upper class people. But in any case, here he was. Hired by House Malvern to quell their pirate issue. At least he was not alone in this mess.

    His co-pilot, Aurelie, was standing right next to him. At least he had backup if these nobles decided to start throwing their silver spoons around. He Didn't exactly trust the lady Malvern all that much, seeing as she's not only a sith herself but the fact that she is one of these people didn't sit all that well.

    Whatever the case may be, as long as he gets paid he'll eat, drink and dine with these people as long as needed. They probably needed his experience, anyway.

    He stood behind his seat at the table, to Sarla's right, awaiting Head of their House to arrive, greet and allow them to sit.

    Definitely not going to fit in well.

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    Oh, how Aurelie loved these larger gatherings of the noble and the affluent. While their degree of generosity tended to vary, they all liked to adorn themselves with fancy jewelry and carry enough credits to deal with any emergency. But, this time, the thief had to keep her hands to herself as she was here as an invited guest and the risk of not getting payed outweighed the potential goods she could acquire by far. She had learned how to fit in during these types of gatherings a few years ago. With a proud posture and a deliberate Upper-city Coruscant accent, she could easily be mistaken for someone with a greater amount of personal wealth. Add her neatly braided hair and an elegant and fashionable maroon dress and she was good to go.

    While her part in the fight was over, it seemed like Hask's was just about to begin as she noticed how her captain seemed to be better prepared for combat than lengthier sessions of strategizing. Still, she was very happy to see him and gladly claimed the seat next to him. Leaning over to him, she whispered "Even if you manage to upset every attendee in this hall, surely you can weather the storm in that armour of yours" Her voice was teasing and playful, but she had still managed to keep the sophisticated accent.

    Turning to Sarla, she eloquently bowed her head slightly "It was an honour to fight by your side Lady Malvern. Not all nobles choose to lead from the front." Her comment was not intended to slight any other lord, but rather to praise Sarla whom she had come to respect.

    It didn't take long before the room started to quiet down - a sign that someone important was about to speak, or that the main course for the night would be presented. In either case, Aurelie felt that it would be prudent to conform to the group and made an effort to end her conversations sooner rather than later.

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    When the head of House Malvern entered into the main hall, the hushed chattering was lulled into a silence. By this point, there were many of House Malvern that were in attendance, dressed in black robes with white fur adorning the collar and trimmings. But this man was different, the air about him, the elevation of his head as he walked, the sternness of his face, and even his lack of attention to those in his hall, save for the ones sitting at the table. His hair was gray with dimmed shades of pepper-black, uniformly complimented by his own silver-blue eyes. He was Thraen, Lord of House Malvern.

    "So you've arrived? And on time, no less", the man said, taking his seat at one of the chairs at the table. His own black attire was similar to the other of House Malvern, but appeared somewhat heavier, more adorned. It wouldn't have been unexpected, however; after all, this was every bit a business dealing, and to appear any less than his best was not the way the family handled their affairs. "Before we begin, House Malvern extends its welcome to House Demici and our fellow bannermen, and to the invited guests of Lady Sarla."

    Folding his hands onto the table, "This summon has occurred to discuss a growing threat that needs to be dealt with in an immediate fashion. Lady Sarla?", Thraen said, turning his gaze to her. "You have first-hand experience in these events. Would you be so kind as to explain the situation to those in attendance here?"


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    As Count Thraen sat down at the table, she sat as well as all the other member House Malvern and House Demici. Sarla Malvern listened to Count Thraen intently, as the leader of house Malvern he spoke no one interrupted him and she kept her eyes on him. Then he asked her to explain the situation, she was honoured to address her house. She got up to address the table, of house members and allies. We have been attacked and targeted by Pirates, on more than one occasion. They seem to want to target us and weaken our house, maybe this part larger strategy of one of our enemies. The rationale, for attacks, is secondary to stopping the attacks. As we may not ever know why they choose to target us, or if we are being targeted. Though we do need to figure a way of stopping them and stopping it for good. She then took her seat and waited for the others to speak, as this was a planning meeting, they wanted a plan to stop the pirates, for once and for all.

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    Hask sat at the same time as everyone else. He placed his helmet on the table in front of him so he could speak with the nobles face to face. How they would be reacting to seeing a Pureblood would be a different question...

    He placed his hands on the table as he listened to the nobles speak. Sarla had a point, but what good is a plan like that without a reason. He cleared his throat to get everyone's attention and rose from his seat.

    "I'd say we first have to figure out why they are here in the first place. Pirates are not mercenaries. They won't take out contract work and attack any random person just because someone asked them nicely and gave them a pretty amount of credits. They are selfish and cowardly. They only target easy prey for minimum effort."

    "Pause for effect."

    "My best guess without any extra intel is that you have something they want and they know you guys are not very well defended at all. If any of you have some extra info to clarify the situation that might change but so far that's how it looks to me." he said, once again taking a seat.

    He had no intel, preparation or anything. He was asked to kill pirates, not form a battle strategy. Sure he could do that, but with no proper intel to work off of, it wasn't going to be easy.

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    Just as she did during the recent space battle, Aurelie kept her eyes on Sarla here too, feeling like the lady would be well aware of any codes which needed to be followed. As soon as Sarla started taking he seat, the young woman made sure to follow suit. She gazed upon the Thraen as he spoke, quite impressed by how the man carried himself - he exuded an aura of power and competence, not only in the way he dressed, but also in the way he talked and moved. The girl made a valiant effort in looking as interested as she could in the things they said. The effort needed, however, was not of any larger magnitudes as they did indeed cover a rather interesting topic. Still, it didn't have much to do with her, instead, Aurelie's primary motivating factor was the credits she'd receive and the contacts she could make.

    Sarla rose up to speak about the need for action and set out the frame from which the discussions would be held. Not long after the noble sat down again, Hask rose to his feet and explained the importance of understanding what motivated their enemies and urged anyone with information to come forth. Her friends had already covered many important areas of what could be said in the context, but if the young woman truly wanted the nobles' respect, a facade wouldn't do. Feeling the pressure of saying something, Aurelie stood up.

    The room was silent as the young woman gazed over the attendees. From the outside, Aurelie might've seemed calm and collected as she waited to gain the rooms full attention. On the inside, however, she was scrambling to figure out what to say. A deep breath later, she spoke up "What Lady Sarla said is right, we do need to stop the pirates, and I can only agree with this gentleman" she said while pointing to Hask "that a key to defeating a foe is to comprehend their drive and motivation." Her voice was soft yet dignified and echoed out in the hall for everyone to hear. "I have faced our attackers together with your fellow noble, Sarla Malvern - they are tough. But know this: They are not Mandalorian, not Deucalian and most definitely not Sith." Aurelie's tone went from sincere as she mentioned Sarla to grave, as it steadily rose while she listed the potential attackers. And with a sudden drop, the elegantly dressed woman continued "No, they are pirates. Vultures praying on the civilized societies of our Galaxy" She took a deep breath before continuing as she exhaled "My father, a very wise man, used to tell me that pirates: that pirates attack where their prey are far wealthier than their defenses are strong. And as we all know: There are few people who don't know of the wealth that can be found on Serenno"

    Once again, Aurelie paused to gaze out over what she'd now consider her audience. It was hard to see everyone in the hall, but she certainly hoped that the attendees had been captivated by her speech. When she thought that they'd been given enough time to reach the conclusion she aimed for, she continued "So, what say you? Shall the people of Serenno become so poor, that pirates won't even bother to plunder them?" her rhetorical question was designed to provoke the audience into saying, grumbling, or at least thinking 'no'. With a lowered voice, she sympathetically finished "Of course not. It is time to show them the resilience of the people of Serenno and to show them strength!" Satisfied with having said her piece, the young woman simply sat down. If the nobles needed to wake up from their slumber, her short speech would hopefully be the bell which did the trick.

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