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Business Over Brunch | Late Morning, Saturday Jan 1st

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Postby Hope » Wed May 16, 2018 4:05 am

"Compliments of the New Year Sir." an impeccably attired steward stood next to a tome-sized guest book spoke, "Lord Winchilsea has signed for you. Peters, see Lord Chatham through wont you."

Peters would be the youth that had appeared at Charles side to relieve him of his outerwear - and provide the courtesy of a warmed towel to wipe away any ravages of travel from himself. These things attended to, Peters gave a small nod and escorted to the awaiting Earl.

Ascending a flight of stairs to the upper story, Charles was led down the broad wood-paneled hallway into the 'east wing', a hallway boasting portraits of the founding members, some still discharging the linseed scent of still drying oils. The doors were widely spaced, and most were invitingly open - peeks at the activities within were briefly available to the man as he passed. There was a large library, a billiards room (a hush upon these watching the balls kiss), a dining room from which the scent of silver beef and mustard sauce told of the nights menu... but what other rooms were further up the hall he did not find out, for here the steward turned and gave him a brief nod in indication that this was it.

The room was unsurprisingly decorated in masculine maroon upholsteries so common to rooms of this ilk. The walls were largely wood-panelled, with insets papered in cream with leafy patterns, upon each a large paintings of hunting scenes as well a depictions of great battles. A bank of windows upon the right look out upon the courtyard that guests had trod to arrive at the Establishments doors.

A dark haired gentleman looked in the new arrivals direction. He was drest in a navy and grey striped justacorps trimmed with silver detiailin. A peek of lavender velvet waistcoat showed at opened jacket, and at his cravat a complimentary amethyst winked. The man held a practised-composed expression, though his eyes never the less revealed some interest. "You must be Chatham I presume?" Daniel mused as he completed his once-over assessment of the other.

Charles letter had intrigued him.
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Postby Charles Audley » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:18 am

"Indeed," Charles said, pouring himself into a seat, "which, by process of deduction, makes you Winchilsea." He smiled, all open amiability.

The guise of the hearty, sporting gentleman, a creature of quick passion, inconstant moods, and no subtlety whatsoever was no stranger to Charles. It had the distinct advantage of matching his reputation and being a mostly accurate reflection of his character.

But 'mostly' is not 'entirely,' and that is an important distinction.

"First, let me begin by apologising for the, ah, shall we say unsolicited? The unsolicited nature of my letter," he began. His smile became somewhat abashed (quite a trick for a man with a face like Satan's younger brother, but one Charles felt was worth the long hours of practice.) "Probably not quite the right way to go about things, but my style can be a little, er, 'bull at a gate.'"
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Postby Hope » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:49 am

"In the flesh." Daniel replied with a wry smile of the pleasing arrogance of the statement.

Meanwhile his guest had not hesitation of availing himself of the Woolsacks comforts, taking a seat as though he owned it. Daniels eyebrow rose just a little, while he remained stood were he was at the fireside - still taking a measure of the man.

"That I see." the Earl agreed with the man's self-description, that much was readily apparent. Continuing his wry tone he commented, "One can imagine it saves you a great deal of time thereby."

"Mulled wine? Brandy? A cup of broth?" the latter was offered in jest. "The dining hall has not yet opened, we have time for a drink before we eat."
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Postby Charles Audley » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:42 pm

Charles smiled internally at Finch's raised eyebrow. It was perhaps childish of him, but Charles had always enjoyed tweaking the noses of others, all the more so if he could do it simply by making himself comfortable.

No 'perhaps,' about it. It is childish. But what does that matter?

He shrugged fluidly and grinned in response to Finch.

"It keeps thing interesting, at any rate, though I suppose that I should make an effort to be more diplomatic." He laughed. "Or at least more subtle."

He cocked his head to consider the question of refreshment, an imp of mischief dancing in his mind and urging him to ask for broth, but in the end he opted to indulge a different whim.

"Mulled wine, if you please. I can't remember the last time I tasted some, and it does not seem like Christmas without."

Charles leaned back in his seat, perfectly content to wait in silence for his drink.
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Postby Hope » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:39 am

"I well imagine any subtler approach would be lost on Cadogan." Daniel critiqued and broached on the reason for the meeting. The man before him had made contact citing that Agent in the city, perhaps he and Arthur were much of a pair? "Yet for some there is a certain pleasure derived from the interplay of artfully chosen words."

Daniel distinctly felt that Chatham was playing poker face, despite his claim of audacity and initial show of it in the claiming of a chair. Curious. Thought the Earl, his own interest upon the edge of slipping entirely away.

Lifting his hand to silently stationed servant across the room he motioned for two of the order to be delivered. Then from pocket drew out the broadsheet. "They forecast winter to break early this year, good news for the Shipping community." he uttered as an aside, eyes seeming to return to the article as the room fell into slience.
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