Adessa finds herself on the second floor at the Rentarat Tenement. Not the best place in the world but not the worst. Her neighbour, Ula seems to be out. According to the note she'll be back in a few weeks and is away on important family business. Adessa only really knows Ula from helping her move in, but as far porcupines go, she seems nice.
Down at the entrance Adessa meets her landlady, Gilbertina who's once again worried about all the running about Adessa does with her classmates in the artificer guild university. With a clean catsian dialect Adessa is all too familiar with from the radiocasts and her recent stay here at the rentarat Gilbertina immediately pounces on Adessa, figuratively.
YOU KNOW ADESSA, AS MUCH GOOD THE ARTIFICIERS DOES AROUND HERE, I SINCERELY DOUBT THE CREW YOU HANG OUT WITH ARE UP TO ANY GOOD. YOU KEEP TELLING ME ABOUT THESE OUT OF CURRICULUM EXPERIMENTS AND THE DANGEROUS RESULTS SOMETIMES, AND LET'S NOT FORGET THE ATTENTION THAT EXPLOSION AT THE DOCKS CAUSED NOT JUST YOU, BUT THE RENTARAT'S TO ACCRUE SOME INTEREST FROM RAG-WRITERS AND OTHER ALLTALK FAMEFINDING TYPE OF FOLKS. HAD THEM ASK ME IF I EVEN KNEW WHAT YOU GUYS WERE UP TO. ALL I KNOW IS HOW TO KEEP THIS PLACE PUT TOGETHER AND PAID FOR.
FURTHERMORE, I JUST DON'T THINK IT IS SAFE TO EXPERIMENT LIKE THAT. IF THE GUILD WASN'T SO "LASSES FEIR" WITH ANYTHING HAPPENING OUTSIDE THE WALLS OF THEIR ... INSTITUTION I'M SURE YOU ALL WOULD BE IN A HEAPING OF TROUBLE. BUT THESE ARTIFICIERS ONLY CARE ABOUT STUFF AND STUFF. SERIOUSLY... ADESSA... YOU WORRY ME. ALSO YOU PAY RENT ON TIME AND DON'T COMPLAIN SO YOU SEE MY INCONVENIENCE, CORRECT?
SHEESH GILLY I-
GILBERTINA. APOLOGIES. LOOK, IF YOU WANT TO GET AH-
I KNOW THOSE FOLKS. ALLRIGHT ADESSA. I DON'T WANNA TALK. I JUST WANTED TO LECTURE YOU. NOW GO DO YOUR ADVENTURES. BUT DON'T DO ANYTHING STUPID.
...I, UH, SURE.
Should Adessa try to engage with Gilly again or should she just head on out?