08.14.3013: Courtesy Part II
Summary: Agnes meets with Darious to discuss the issue with Lorelei. She sends him to remedial chivalric courtesy class with her squire.
Date: 14 August 2013
Related: Courtesy Part I
Agnes Darious 

The Mott Taphouse — Arborenin, The Spine
The taphouse is burrowed out from the heart of one of the various elder trees that surround the Heartwood. It is dark, warm, and inviting no matter the time of day. There are not a lot of hard corners, and it feels as though the walls blend in with the ceilings that curve high above. The interior wood has been stained a honey gold, which is offset by the rosewood bar and tables. There are a couple of circular windows that have been carved from the tree trunk, though the glass is stained a soft green to continue to maintain a particular atmosphere no matter the time of day. Scattered throughout the room are tables of various size and chair arrangement, and the aforementioned bar runs along the left-hand wall.

The taphouse only provides ale. Order a whiskey, you get ale. Order a martini, you get ale. The menu is also very simple with a set series of meals — breakfast, lunch, and dinner — that change from day to day. It is common knowledge that special orders or requests are always ignored.

14 August 3013

Lady Sir Agnes Peake, Knight Lieutenant of Haven, has requested a meeting with Lord Sir Darious Arboren, at the Mott Taphouse. She did not indicate why or what for, but she's there, sitting at a table in a corner, with a glass of juice (really it's ale) in front of her. She's in a simple gold and brown tunic and leather breeches, with a deep green scarf around her neck. There's even a tiny bit of makeup, and her hair has been tamed. She's scanning her datapad, waiting for him to arrive.

Darious steps into the taphouse and as many dont know or see him often enough to realizes something is a miss with him, for those who do know him somewhat they'd realize his prize Guitar isn't on his back, where over the past ten years or more its always beem. His right hand is still bandaged as he looks around and spots Lady Sir Agnes Peake. If all is accoreding to his thoughts he knows such a meeting cant be good, but he's paranoid and for good reason. "Sir Agnes, you requested to see me." his tone even and very much subdued compared to his usual greetings.

Agnes doesn't look up from her datapad just yet, but she gestures to the seat across from her. "Please have a seat, Sir Darious," she says. It's courteous, but it's also not a request. She taps a few things on the pad before setting it aside, folding her hands on the table, and looking across at the young man. "How long have you been a knight?" she asks.

Darious sits as ordered and says, "goin on six years now.. Sir agnes." as he keeps his voice subdued and respectful as he knows that with a lead off question like that, things are never good.

"And who trained you when you were a squire?" Agnes asks. It's downright conversational so far. She sips her ale, her eyes never leaving the young man.

Darious says," My brothers best friend (NPC) Sir Narooun. " as he gets that sinking feeling in the pit of his stomache.

"Mmhmm," Agnes responds. "And did Sir Narooun adequately explain to you your responsibilities as both a Knight and a Noble? Did he touch on the meaning of courtesy as part of your knightly code?" she asks with a tight smile.

Darious blinks at this.. "Ahh he might have not covered that Sir Agnes.. (no etiquette) and from this meeting and how things went I've been thinking just how lacking his teaching might have been. " he doesn't mention the recent visit to the farm nor his massive appologies as while he might not have been taught proper knightly or lordly etiquette deep down he relizd he screwed up and has been trying to make amends.

"Very well, Sir Darious, I will give you a chance to learn the things your Knight forgot to teach you. You can come learn them alongside my squire, Chiron Quellton." Agnes looks like this is also not a request. "And from this point forward, you are not to lay your lips or any other part of you upon Miss Lorelei Quellton until I tell you otherwise. And otherwise will come when the young lady herself tells me so. Nor shall you lay any part of your person upon any other woman without their direct permission. Citizen or noble. Nobility and Knighthood do not grant you dominion over the bodies of our citizenry. Am I understood?"

Darious has that properly charined look up on his face "Yes Ma'm ." as he has a hard time looking you in the face. "Figgur'n you should know that as of last night I did visit and appologize for my previous miss deeds to Lorelei, though she did seem more concerned about the Injury I sustained defending the sandwall breach. I kept a repectful distance and we talked. Even talked with your Squire a bit too, letting him know just how sorry I was for my behavior. Just thought you should know that."

"Good, it's a start. We'll work on your social skills alongside Chiron's. He needs to learn how to behave as a noble and a Knight should, as he has not come from an advantageous background. Young Lord Sir Jarek Saimhann will be assisting in this instruction, as he's has far more training it is as an heir. Report in the afternoon to the Peake barracks starting Monday." Agnes smiles very faintly and she rises, not bothering to finish her ale. "We'll make a real Knight of you, Darious." Then she walks out.

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