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Avery Dante
Posted: Jul 11 2013, 07:49 AM

Lower Class — Dealer at the Casino
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Group: Irvingly
Posts: 3
Member No.: 2,065
Joined: 30-June 13

Avery flexed his fingers to relieve them of the pain that was gathering there as he came back onto the main floor of the casino ad returned to his post. It wasn't too bad though - when he'd been young he'd watched men who's arthritic fingers had looked to be almost cripplingly painful still play cards with the dexterity that one needed if they were going to cheat.

Avery always played his games to win and so it stood to reason that he would cheat. The management insisted that he let the odd person win - and only if it was a nominal sum - for the sake of making the game seem fair but his employer had certainly been impressed with his slight of hands. Magic could pick up cheating if it was magical itself, but there was nothing to stop him just being quick. If he kept this up he'd advance, he knew he could, it was just a matter of ensuring his ascendancy.

There was a lull in custom around his table and he amused himself by flipping the cards in tricks, catching them between his fingers and making aces disappear. Out of the corner of his sharp eyes he saw someone watching him and turned his head towards them.

"You lookin' for something?"

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Josiah Rohlwing
Posted: Jul 17 2013, 02:15 PM

Lower Class — Laborer, Gardener and Handyman
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Group: Irvingly
Posts: 8
Member No.: 1,657
Joined: 29-December 12

Josiah liked his job most days, it was certainly better than the textile factory, at least he got to be outside and smell the fresh air, far away from the grime, soil and mess that was the industrialised hells that he and his brothers had all been used to before they had come to Irvingly. Granted he was no better paid now than he had been before but then his chances of getting fluff on his lungs or being crushed by some huge piece of machinery were also distinctly less.

Today however, he was a bit fed up, not least because he was cooped up inside. He had advertised his services as a handy man and gardener, hoping to get mostly domestic stuff, fixing fences and the like but he had picked up a little work today in the casino. He really did dislike this place, it was too dark and the lack of windows made him distinctly suspicious. He liked being able to see the sun.

As it was he had been called in to fix one of the gaming tables, a roulette table, one of the legs had shifted slightly and the tilt of the wheel had been knocked out of alignment as a result. It was surrounded on all sides by card games and he couldn't help, as he tinkered looking up a the dealer on the next table who was playing with the cards. Upon being spotted he sat up, still partially underneath the table he had been fixing. 'I don't want nothing' he responded in his thick northern accent, 'just wondering if you were one of those wizards is all? and if you are why are you working 'ere?'

Avery Dante
Posted: Jul 25 2013, 07:25 AM

Lower Class — Dealer at the Casino
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Group: Irvingly
Posts: 3
Member No.: 2,065
Joined: 30-June 13

Avery rolled his eyes at the question and immediately wrote off the man in question as being much use to his ambitions within the casino and subsequently, in life. Generally he didn't abhor the company of men - far from it in fact - but at the first sound of his accent Avery considered him unlikely to be useful. It was a snobbery that he had been practicing for a long time now and thus far Avery wasn’t aware of any opportunities his actions might have cost him, however, he was very aware that people treated him with considerably more respect when he spoke like they did rather than with his native Irish accent.

“If I was one of them,” he hadn’t bothered to hide his accent when speaking with the man and neither did he bother concealing his contempt. “Do you really think I’d be working in a place like this?”

Generally he didn’t mind the casino. Though dark and dingy it had an atmosphere that he found comforting and familiar; no one dared to look down on you at the casino less you either cheat them out of their money or else let the respectable world know that they had been sighted in such a place as this. The presence of certain members of his family was the only drawback as far as Avery was concerned.

“You can do your job without magic can't ya? Why should I be any different?"

He was different of course, but Avery was not nearly fool enough to divulge that.

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