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1011088 No. 1011088 ID: 8483cf

//Clothing Repair\\
NSFW 18+ Warning: This quest includes nudity and mild elements of non-con (clothing damage). Reader discretion advised.

Adventuring has never been safer! Healing spells and trinkets of mage armor are cheap, powerful and plentiful. Unfortunately, spells that protect clothing are still very, very expensive, and it didn’t take long for monsters to figure out new ways to drive off adventurers.

As a newly minted journeyman seamstress just opening up her own shop, you must propose clothes that fit your adventurer’s skills, protect them against dangers, fit their budget, flatter their sense of style, and protect their modesty. Public nudity is highly illegal!
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No. 1011089 ID: 8483cf
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1011089

My own shop! My very own tailor’s shop!

I’ve picked the perfect city, right at the crossroads for adventurers and carriages of hobnobbing high society. I’ve picked the perfect landlord, who’s got beds upstairs and a nice big storefront downstairs. I’ve trained my skills for years and bought the perfect tools that’ll let me imbue cloth and leather with any one of dozens of mass-produced enchantments! I even have a blacksmith neighbor down the street to get help on heavy-duty projects!

All I need is a name. I’ve brainstormed so many, but I’m not sure if any of them are that good. I hope one of them is good… or maybe I should think of something else.

-A Cut Above
-A Stitch in Time
-Altered Fates
-Dress Express
-Decency Delivered
-Fix it Fast!!!
-Sew Simple
-The Naked Seam
-The Cutting Edge

Or maybe I should just put my name on the sign! Should it be my full name? Or just my first name? I’m so excited, I can’t even remember if my name will fit on the sign!
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No. 1011090 ID: 8483cf
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1011090

I put on my tailor’s apron. It’s so heavy and reassuring, full of tools and protective spells against magical recoil. I can’t cast spells myself, but I work with enough toxic materials and bottled spells (they’re called distillations, but nobody uses that terminology anymore). Magic has come a long way: it lights our lamps and lets us communicate over long distances, but clothing is where the real innovation’s taking place, and it’s so exciting!

I pause and look at my own outfit. It’s casual wear- very comfy and modern, but hardly adventuring gear or suitable for high society. I should think about the image I give to my customers.

Should I wear:
- Something traditional and professional, like a seamstress’s dress?
- Something fancy, with expensive fabrics and daring hemlines?
- Something to appeal to nobles and high society, with lots of frills? Or I could dress like one of their servants or maids?
- Or I could wear this casual outfit. I’m just going to put my apron over anything I use anyway, why bother dressing up?

Choose your name, your store’s name, and your working outfit.
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No. 1011091 ID: e51896

Your name is Taylor

wear something professional. Going too fancy or too noble might make adventures think your place is only for the rich and scare them off. wearing an apron over your regular clothes makes it look like you're not taking this job seriously.
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No. 1011092 ID: e51896

Oh yeah, and your place is called CLOTHES CALL
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No. 1011093 ID: 9b127b

I'd say wear something that shows of your tailoring skill, ideally you want to earn some big clients and you don't want to look too cheap

for name you are Teresa "Terry" MacTavish
and your shop's name is "Decency Delivered"
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No. 1011094 ID: 1f63c8

A Stitch in Time is my pick for store name. It expresses the speed of our work, while not making us appear as a purely budget store as something like Sew Simple might.

I like this outfit, let's stick with it.

And on the subject of our name... I mean it's gotta be Taylor, right? Too perfect.

I'm going with Sou Taylor for a full name, because I like Ace Attorney-level puns.
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No. 1011095 ID: c92a02

Genevieve Smith, of Make it Sew. Dress like a maid - as long as you actually keep the front of your store nice and tidy!
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No. 1011096 ID: e51896

One last thing: clean your place up! you've got paper all over the floor
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No. 1011098 ID: 841189

Your name is Saiorse Byrne.

Adventurous Apparel (subheader: tailoring, repair, and fashion accessories) is the shop name. (I also like A Stitch in time)

Look professional, but not too prim and gaudy. Dont want to turn off the adventurers.
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No. 1011116 ID: 96c896

It's already been established your name is Taylor.

The shop's name can be "Make it Sew".
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No. 1011140 ID: afe7de

Taylor
The Naked Seam
and your Casual clothes, but you should wear your specially made ones that show off your TECHNICAL SKILL. they're casual and very comfy that on initial inspection looks mundane, but with closer inspection shows excellent seamwork and design with embroidery on it. People who truly pay attention will take notice and feel the energy in your work!
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No. 1011146 ID: 094652

Stacey Stencil

Give it a mysterious brand: cwsN.
(Cotton Wool Silk Nylon)

Wear something that is technically legal but shows a lot of curves.
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No. 1011164 ID: 8d14f2

Wear nothing but an apron. Your job is to fix the clothing of people's clothes that tore apart and they'll probably be naked. Wearing nothing underneath your apron will make them less uncomfortable with their nudity.

Dont worry, your store is private property that you open to the public, so you wont get in trouble for public nudity. And even if you did, youre not naked, youre wearing your apron!
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No. 1011206 ID: 8483cf
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1011206

So many options for my shop’s name! It’s such an important decision. I have trouble deciding between:

-A Stitch in Time
-Make it Sew

I don’t want to put my name on the sign. Saiorse Taylor MacTavish is very, um, prone to mispronunciation, shall we say? I’ll just go with one of those two shop names.

While I think it over, I also ponder my outfit. These casual clothes are so comfy and some of my better work! The stitching is top notch. If I want to wear it, I don’t think anyone will complain, and those who have keen eyes will probably appreciate the little details.

But…

This is the first time I’ve been allowed to set up shop by myself, with no one watching over my shoulder.

I look left. I look right. The shop’s windows are shuttered, and no one’s upstairs.

I could go naked under the apron if I wanted to…

No! What am I thinking? I have to be professional, not perverted! Professional, Saiorse! You’re a professional!

I hurry into the changing booth and whip the curtains closed because I am a PRO FES SHUN AL.
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No. 1011207 ID: 8483cf
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1011207

I open the curtains open once I’m done changing into my gift to myself once I graduated. It’s my journeyman’s dress, and it is so pretty!

But it’s not quite finished. It’s a little plain. I tell myself that I’ll just be wearing my apron over it, but I can’t help but think I can accessorize a little bit.

Suggest one of the two shop names, and also some accessories for Saiorse’s work dress (remember she’ll be wearing the apron!). You may post or link images for accessory references if you want.
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No. 1011208 ID: c92a02

Pearl necklace, and add some lace around the hem. Make Make it Sew, so.
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No. 1011210 ID: 1f63c8

Sticking by A Stitch in Time!

Your dress makes me think of the ocean, so how about a sun inspired necklace to represent the horizon?
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No. 1011211 ID: 5a6c7f

Thimbles! One for each finger!
And makeup! Like lipstick, eyeliner,
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No. 1011212 ID: afe7de

Make it Sew, but instead of a necklace what about a brooch or like a clip or pin on the shirt, I like the Sun idea!
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No. 1011252 ID: f8fa51

A Stitch in Time

I agree that the dress is a bit plain if you weren't wearing the apron over it. Some embroidery would probably work well, but I don't have any ideas for a design.
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No. 1011273 ID: ce39da

> NAME
A Stitch In Time

> ACCESSORIES
Detached sleeve cuffs (in a matching color to the dress) are the most visible, what with your apron covering the center. Maybe a dark blue ribbon choker for accent, with a hair ribbon to match.
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No. 1011322 ID: 8483cf
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1011322

It’s decided. I shall call my shop A Stitch in Time!

Now that I’m the face of the operation, appearances are important! It’s just me minding the shop, so I should put in extra effort to look good!

Does that mean I might actually have to put on makeup?

I groan. Then I immediately wince- my master can’t hear me complaining, or he’ll make me work twice as hard!

Oh.

It’s just me here. There’s no one to complain about me complaining! Ha!

I groan extra-loud and give a mighty UGGGGHHHHHH

I’m terrible with makeup. I don’t know how to do my eyebrows, or eyelashes, or do foundation, or anything. I just get it everywhere and it’s horrible.

Maybe I just don’t need makeup. Maybe everyone will focus on my clothes and not my face! Yeah!

I’ve got plenty of fabric. I should show off my stitching with some detachable sleeves! I can take them off when I get hot, and it lets me show off how good my stay-ups are when it’s cold!

Next I spend hours stitching in my best floral lace to my underskirts. It looks great! I top it all off with a ribbon choker and tie the extra around my hair bun.

I should accessorize, maybe with a necklace or a brooch. But those are doodads I didn’t have the money for starting out. I’m nearly broke after spending the money my old master loaned me.

I even spent most of the parting gift from my family. I know just how hard they for that money, and it pained me to spend it. Mum, dad, sisters and brothers way back home… I’ll do you proud!

My landlord is giving me a break on my first month’s rent. Should I go out and buy makeup or accessories with the little money I have left? If I buy makeup, I’ll have enough for food for a week, but if I go out and buy accessories, I might not even have that.
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No. 1011323 ID: c92a02

You can't eat makeup. You look fine.
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No. 1011324 ID: 1f63c8

Go all out! Makeup and accessories. The better an image you can put front and center, the more likely people will be to stop by your shop, and then you'll have plenty of food money. Besides, it's the beginning of your quest, what better time to be a little reckless?
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No. 1011326 ID: 96c896

Stitch in Time is fucking corny as hell, Make it Sew is at least original.
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No. 1011335 ID: ce39da

>>1011326
Wordplay's still better than an outright pun. Nobody will take you seriously if you do that.

Meanwhile, I doubt accessories will help your brand enough to justify going hungry, and you said it yourself that you're terrible at applying your own makeup. This is all you'll need as uniforms go for now.
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No. 1011348 ID: afe7de

People come to you for CLOTHES not for you to be super pretty. You can get makeup later, food is more important, what if it takes a while to get business or you get an order that takes longer then a week to complete but pays well!!?!?
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No. 1011390 ID: 8483cf
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1011390

I could go all-out and make myself look pretty with makeup and accessories, but that would mean I’d be almost broke. I’d be living off scraps until some money came in, and there’s no guarantee I’d be able to sell anything soon.

No money would mean I wouldn’t be able to enjoy any local cooking! It’s half the reason I came to the province of Liguria. Busalla may be only a moderately sized town, but it’s at the crossroads of so many adventuring paths, trade routes through the mountains, and between two provincial capitals, there has to be more than a few great chefs waiting to serve high society and hungry adventurers!

I can’t wait to eat all the foods in il Settentrione, especially the famous pizza!

I’m jolted out of my sweet and savory dreams by a knock at the door. A customer? Already? Before I’ve even made a sign? What luck!

I dash to the door and throw it open. “Welcome, welcome!” I beam. “Congratulations on being the first customer at A Stitch in Time!

I look up, and up, and up… well! My first customer is one of the wild kin- a gazelle! She is appropriately tall. And skinny. And wearing a loose-fitting robe and rope, with no coin purse to be seen.

“Uh… hello!” the gazelle girl says. “Thank you for the welcome! Blessings on your shop.”

I glow. She’s so nice! “Come in, come in! We’re not really open yet, but I can make an exception just for you.”

“Are you sure?” the gazelle girl says. “I’m not really a customer.”

“Then you can browse all you like!” I say. “Tell all your friends about A Stitch in Time! Opening soon!”

I grab her by the wrist and tug her inside with a clip-clop of hooves. She’s tall, and her horns are even taller, but the door is extra-large sized. I think it might have been designed for centaurs at one point. It sure made unloading bales of fabric easy!

She looks around at the fabric and leathers and tools and tables for enchanting clothes. It’s a lot to take in, I know.

“I’m Saiorse, by the way! Nice to meet you!” I shake her hand eagerly. “What do you think of the shop?”

“I’m Elaine,” she says with a slight pause. She looks to the strewn papers and my discarded clothes on the floor. “It’s a little mess- I mean, it’s very nice.”

“Thanks!” I beam, kicking my pants under a sewing table. “See anything you like? Can I convince you to come back with two or three or ten of your friends?”

“Well…” Elaine hesitates. “I like everything here, but, well, I can’t pay you for it. Or own it. I kind of just took my vow of poverty.”

“Oh,” I blink. “Well, that does kind of limit our options.”

“It does, doesn’t it?” Elaine shrugs. “But attachment to the material is detachment from the spiritual! No matter how nice the material is.”
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No. 1011391 ID: 8483cf
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1011391

“So what brings you here?” I ask, a little wind leaving my sails.

“I’m collecting donations for my monastery,” Elaine says. “Oh! I forgot to ask you for donations! Would you like to donate to the Way of the Wayfinders? We protect travelers, nobles and merchants passing through the mountains, and we’re prohibited from owning anything of value ourselves, so you know your goods are safe with us watching over them!”

“That’s a very noble goal,” I say. “But I don’t plan on taking any trips soon. I’m a little short on Lira myself right now, too. I just set up shop.”

“Oh! You don’t have to give money,” Elaine says. “We’re happy to take food or scraps of unused fabric you have lying around, or any clothes that don’t sell. We tend to need to repair our robes with whatever we have on hand.”

I ponder. I do have a few scraps of fabric from my dress and sleeves, but I can usually use them myself. Every square inch of fabric is wasted money. But if I don’t give them a donation, they might think I’m stingy. First impressions are important in a community.

Elaine sees me pondering. “It’s okay if you don’t have anything!” she says hurriedly. “It’s completely fine.” She hesitates again. “But…”

I cock my head to the side.

“Well… I didn’t expect to run into a seamstress or tailor today,” Elaine says. “And my first mission is coming up. Um…”

I lean forward.

“Do you have anything that you can do for me to make my robes a little stronger, so they don’t tear if someone grabs on to me?” Elaine asks sheepishly. “Or maybe you could loan me a few sewing tools? I don’t want to spend the entire trip in my underwear if someone gets a lucky grab on me. The stronger monks don’t get hit at all, but this will be my first time guarding a caravan, so I’m a little nervous.”

“But you don’t have anything to pay me with?” I confirm.

Elaine nods. “We’re technically not allowed to own anything of value, but there are exceptions, sometimes,” she stares at the reinforced fabric with a longing look, trying to justify something to herself.

Well, this is a dilemma. I could reinforce her robes, but she can’t pay me. I could give her sewing tools, and it sounds like she’s allowed to accept, but they would be of limited value if she doesn’t have fabric to work with, or if her robes get damaged beyond repair.

Should I just give her order a donation of Lira (for the good of the community, of course) and send her on her way?
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No. 1011392 ID: 9e9505

Reinforce her robes. It's just material costs, it's a nice 'donation' and it'll get an example of your work out and about. Just ask her to mention your shop if it ends up coming in handy.
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No. 1011393 ID: c92a02

Maker her a nice tough cloak! It's simple, and it's an ablative layer that'll go before the robe does. Or you could make a corset that'll be an extra layer concealed by the robe. Ask for a favor: Anyone loses their cover on this caravan trip, and she sends them to you, see?
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No. 1011395 ID: 1f63c8

>>1011393

Agree with this. Forget reinforcing her robes, let's give her a layer to wear below. Even if she gets unluckily grabbed then, her modesty will be retained.
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No. 1011398 ID: 094652

Do some practice work on her robes. Favors have their worth.
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No. 1011412 ID: e51896

Reinforce it. Make sure she tells others she got it reinforced from your tailor shop... but tell her not to tell others you did this as a freebie of course
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No. 1011426 ID: 96c896

Reinforce it. Also make sure to clean up the place before you open.
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No. 1011427 ID: f8fa51

Don't forget that you're in debt. There's no shame in not donating if you can't handle it yourself. But if reinforcing her robe won't put you out of business, let's do it.
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No. 1011456 ID: 8483cf
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1011456

First impressions are important. I should try and fit in with the community- they love their monks, and I saw some people giving donations of food and Lira earlier. For me, I guess my donation can be a little advertisement, too!

I’ve got plenty of basic stiff fabrics. All I need to do is properly size a few cuts to Elaine’s robes, make sure the fit is good so she can move freely, and all’s well!

“I’d be happy to donate my services, and some reinforced fabric, too!” I say proudly. “I’ll make sure your robes are nice and strong for a fighting monk like you!”

“Thank you!” Elaine says. “I’ll be sure to tell everyone about your generosity.”

I smile. Perfect! “Okay! Let’s get to work. May I have your robes, please?”

“Of course!” Elaine reaches for the laces on her robe, the pauses, realizing she’s standing in the middle of a shop. “Oh! Um. Where are the changing stalls?”

I point in the back corner. “They’re over there, but we’re technically closed,” I say. “You don’t have to use it if you don’t want to.”

Apparently, she wants to. She slides the curtains closed.

I go and grab some stiff fabric and get set up. A few seconds later, Elaine kicks her robe out from under the changing stall. “Here you go!”

I pick it up and realize something. I don’t have any spare clothes for her, not even a robe. Normally, adventurers have more than one set of clothes, but a monk with a vow of poverty, on the other hand, does not.

“I can get you a blanket if you want!” I call out. “Sorry I don’t have anything for you. I’m still setting up shop.”

“It’s okay,” Elaine says from behind the curtain. “I’d just get fur and hair all over it. I’ll wait in here. Patiently.”

“If you insist,” I say. “I just need to take your measurements, and I’ll be done as quickly as I can.”

“Oh! Right. Measurements. Of course. Um, come on in.”
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No. 1011457 ID: 8483cf
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1011457

Elaine opens the curtains and I see that we’ve got problems.

True to her vow of poverty, her underwear is literally worse than worthless. She only has a long strip of fabric as a chest binding and a loincloth made of twisted-together scraps. It hurts to look at.

More than that, I can’t get accurate measurements if she’s bound her bust. Her robes just won’t fit if she wears anything other than that- and even worse, a properly tailored robe would be obscene if she took the bindings off.

Elaine looks at my downcast expression and glances down at herself self-consciously. “Um. Is something wrong?”

Yes. Everything is wrong. She desperately needs new clothes from top to bottom. But her budget is literally nonexistent, and she has taken a vow of poverty. I push the thought from my mind. I need to be a PRO FES SHUN AL and do the job I’ve been asked to do.

“I can’t take proper measurements if you’re all wrapped up,” I say, pointing at her chest bindings.

Elaine grabs the curtains reflexively. “Um… maybe we can skip measurements. Can’t you just reinforce the robes as they are? They’re a little loose, but they fit. They’re fine! Seriously.”
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No. 1011458 ID: 8483cf
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1011458

I frown. Everything about Elaine’s outfit is driving me crazy. She’s asking me to give her a substandard product- but she obviously doesn’t want to take her chest bindings off. Technically, she’s right- I don’t have to take measurements if the fit doesn’t have to be 100% to her body.

I could be PROFESSIONAL, do as she says and guarantee she’ll recommend me to everyone,

I could be PUSHY and PERFECTIONISTIC by insisting she get a proper fit, despite how much she wants to keep her chest bindings on,

I could be PRIDEFUL and insist she get rid of those rags and wear something that will make my shop look good, despite the lost profits (I won’t go bankrupt, but it’ll hurt- I AM in debt),

And I could be PLAYFUL and lighten the mood.

Or I could combine them all and get creative.

Your suggestions will help determine Saiorse’s personality. How much free stuff is she really willing to give away in the name of a high-quality product? Does she insist on getting proper measurements, or is “good enough” good enough if it means putting Elaine at ease?
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No. 1011459 ID: 1f63c8

I think we should push for her to take off the binding. Peoper measurements are important, and poverty or not that just isn't acceptable. To coerce her into accepting, why don't we promise to craft her a proper bra/corset/whatever would best suit her. Nothing fancy of course, as this is pro bono, but something stronger, more comfortable, and more appealing to look at than that scrap.
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No. 1011461 ID: 96c896

She doesn't have to completely take off the binding. She can just loosen it, and keep it covered. Compromise! Then you can get a proper measurement while she keeps her modesty.
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No. 1011462 ID: cdabe3

Insist that we take proper measurements. Offer to take a loss on the clothes, the reputation you gain from a satisfied customer should drive sales up to make up for the loss.

Even though she’s taken a vow of poverty, comfortable underwear is a matter of hygiene and safety, since she’ll be able to stay cleaner and more productive with properly fitted clothes. You don’t need to sell anything *excessive,* just something durable and practical.

Finally, you *are* running a business: what she leaves the store wearing is a reflection on your business. It’s important she leave both with a product of yours on her body and a smile on her face.
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No. 1011463 ID: 094652

Ask about the binding. Unless there's a serious medical condition involved, binding the chest for long periods of time is unhealthy. As your good deed for the day (no charity because your budget is in the red), you're willing to help her accustom to a bra that can support her chest without appearing slattern. And yes that is possible.
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No. 1011464 ID: 9b127b

insists that you can't in good conscious allow her to wear such unhealthy and un-hygienic under garments. and state that it is your civic duty to provide her with decent quality underwear.
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No. 1011469 ID: 894419

>>1011458
be Prideful but take the edge off with some playful banter.
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No. 1011471 ID: 8483cf
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1011471

“Proper fitting is important,” I urge. “You can’t fight your best if you’re getting tripped by your robes, and you can’t stay in good health if you don’t take care of what’s underneath them.”

“What does that mean?”

“Um…” now it’s my turn to be sheepish. “I’m not sure your underwear is healthy or hygenic. I can’t in good conscience not bring up what’s going on downstairs,” I try, making an attempt to be playful.

“Unhygenic?” Elaine flushes. “I’m perfectly hygenic!” She lifts the front of her loincloth. “See? Squeaky clean!”

“Uh,” I do a double-take. “Very clean. I can see that.” I shake my head. “Well, at the very least, please let me make you something for your chest that isn’t so tight. I don’t think that’s healthy to keep your boobs bound up for too long.”

“My bindings are fine,” Elaine says. “I’ll gladly put up with a little discomfort to keep covered up. And I can’t afford a bra anyway.”

“Bras don’t have to show off your chest,” I say. “And I’m willing to do the bra pro bono too. Please, could you at least try one? You don’t have to keep it if you don’t want. I promise you’ll feel ten times better with a proper fit.”

Elaine puts a hand to her chest. “…I guess it is a little stifling at times. But you have to keep it simple. Nothing slattern! I don’t want to show off my boobs, okay?”

“Simple and plain. Got it,” I say. “I’ll think of something.”

My PRIDE swells and I grab my measuring tape. Elaine looks down at herself and sighs. “The knot is in the back. Give me a minute, it takes some effort to undo. Sorry…”

Elaine struggles with her bindings, giving me some time to think.

She’s still very protective of her chest, and not very comfortable showing it off. Should I compromise and let her hold them over herself while I measure around them? I don’t want to make her too uncomfortable.

Also, should I try and convince her to replace the loincloth too?
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No. 1011472 ID: e51896

Let her hold it over herself, dont convince her to get a new loincloth either. We want to have her send a good word about us to others, so comfort is key.
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No. 1011473 ID: 1f63c8

Offer to let her keep some cover, but make it clear that working around her hands will make the interaction take longer than it needs to, and that you're a PRO FESH UN L who sees this stuff all the time and isn't phased by it. If she still prefers it that way, then let her do it.

As for the loincloth, I think we may want to drop the matter for now. There doesn't seem to be any practical need to replace it at the moment, and she clearly isn't interested in appearance. Do a good job on her robes and bra though, and she'll come back when she eventually does need it replaced.
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No. 1011474 ID: 9b127b

when you sell her a bra, give her the panties. as part of a matched set.
they're valueless, since you can't sell them without the bra
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No. 1011475 ID: cdabe3

… is she wearing underwear under her underwear??
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No. 1011476 ID: 96c896

>>1011471
Compromise.
Let her keep the loincloth, it's functional and people probably won't see it.
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No. 1011481 ID: 094652

Recommend she get a pair of boy shorts.

And explain to her that public nudity is illegal by royal decree, superseding most minor infractions. Therefore, the kingdom is obligated to give free underclothes to the poor for the explicit purpose of ensuring they follow the law - and since the essential underclothes are free, it technically does not break the vow of poverty.

No accessories, lowest-cost materials, open-source blueprints, and take what is publicly available because the alternative is to seriously break the law. Simple.
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No. 1011488 ID: f8fa51

Don't push her. Making sure she's comfortable is important since you're doing this for her. I'm sure you can come up with some kind of sports bra that will work for her.
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No. 1011491 ID: c92a02

No to both.
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No. 1011501 ID: 66f68e

>>1011471
She can't hold her breasts with her hands, it'll distort their shape. If we're determined to give her chest support that truly will be supportive for her in an active environment, we need to have a good idea of the shape of her breasts in their resting form.

That said, if she wants you could probably take the measurements while she uses her hands to cover her nipples, at least.
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No. 1011511 ID: 8483cf
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1011511

I decide not to be too PUSHY and not insist on swapping out the loincloth. It’s a ragged thing, and looks to be made from twisting two scraps of cloth into a belt, stitching in a “hygenic” (i.e. cute-patterened) scrap to the crotch and flap and running it through the crotch, all secured around her tail.

If Elaine is really worried about someone grabbing something, she should be worried about that one critical knot atop her tail. But she didn’t bring it up, so I won’t worry her about it. To get to the loincloth, someone would have to get through her robe first or flip it up. If I do a good job, Elaine’s weak spot will be perfectly protected!

My PRIDE’s satisfied that she’ll be wearing a well-tailored robe and something other than that stifling chest binding. It’s a sure thing that she’ll recommend my shop!

I look over to Elaine, who finally undoes the knot of her chest bindings. In an incredible release of tension, the whole thing whips loose. Her breasts explode outward and she gives a deep sigh of utter relief.

She quickly cups her hands to her chest just as her bindings fall away. She looks down and flushes.

“You can keep covered up if you want,” I say, putting on a PROFESSIONAL air. “But really- you’ve got nothing I haven’t seen before. I’ve been doing this for years.”

That’s technically a lie. I haven’t seen a tuft of chest fluff like Elaine’s. This is the first time I’ve seen one at all, actually. Should I bring it up? No, probably not. Unless I can be playful and lighten the mood, I don’t think I want to draw attention to her chest carpet.

“Thank you,” Elaine says, holding her hands to her chest. “I’ll just, um… stand here, then. Just tell me what to do.”

“Just hold the measuring tape where I tell you to, and try to let your breasts hang naturally. Try to stand up straight, too.”

Elaine nods and stiffens up, keeping her hands glued to her chest. I grab a footstool to get up to where I’m comfortable measuring her.

As I take her measurements, I brainstorm ideas for how to give her the support she needs. She obviously wants to minimize her bust. I have a few cups large enough to mold into minimizer bras, but her chest fluff would pop out the cleavage. Would she mind? Again, I’m not sure whether to ask her if she plans to trim her chest fluff. It’s a silly question, but it absolutely affects whether she’ll be comfortable showing even a hint of cleavage.

She sees me looking at her tuft of hair and flushes deeper. “I’m sorry. I must look like a mess. I haven’t really been… you know. I’ve just been cramming it in my bindings and not trimming it. I’m sorry.”

“You don’t have to apologize,” I say. “Seen it all before,” I lie again.

I could go all-out and give her the cutting edge of clothing technology- the sports bra. The sports bra would be incredibly comfortable, but it would wear out over time- I'm not sure how quickly, it's new technology. But it would also be incredibly expensive for me to give, and the materials are special-order.

The safest option is to give her a vest and sew padding into the bust. I could even tighten it around her chest to minimize her bust. It would maximize coverage, but it would be sweaty and only a moderate upgrade from her bindings in terms of support. It would absolutely be healthier long-term, though, and she wouldn’t have to worry about her fluff poking out.

Or I could give her a concealing corset. It would be horrible for flexibility, but I could soften the material. However, since she’ll be in a fight, it would be the most durable option.

What style of underwear should I propose? Should I just come out and recommend she trim her chest fluff? She’s obviously embarrassed by it.
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No. 1011512 ID: c92a02

Go with the corset for fighting. While it's nothing to be ashamed of, she may want to shave the tuft for comfort under the corset.
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No. 1011513 ID: 894419

>>1011512
It pains me conceal or reduce any part of elaine, but the corset is probably the best option
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No. 1011514 ID: 96c896

>>1011511
If the sports bra is expensive then she can't have it at all due to her vow of poverty.
Concealing corset would affect her combat performance, which is again a no-go, even if it's more durable.

Gotta go with the minimizer bra or the padded vest. Ask her opinion on that. Main difference seems to be how well it would hide her fluff? Though maybe the minimizer bra is cheaper?
It sounds like she would trim her fluff if it was visible so it shouldn't be an issue.
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No. 1011519 ID: 629f2e

Corset's the key. The flexibility is a trade-off, but it'll make a greater difference than the vest would. Sweating under your robes is uncomfortable, and while the vest would still be better than those original bindings it's something we should aim to prevent. Doing away with that problem will result in a much more noticeable immediate raise in comfort. Stick to a softer material to diminish the flexibility con, and this is the best option.

Not counting the Sports Bra of course, but we just barely got the go-ahead to do this. Do you really think she's gonna want to wait for a special order?
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No. 1011523 ID: 094652

Use scrap-waste chainmail padding for a combination of cost-efficiency and defense. That way, everyone who stares at her bust will notice you stuffed her bra with an ugly misshapen armor and think less of it.
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No. 1011526 ID: f8fa51

Go with the vest. Try and be playful about the chest fluff, say you think it's cute.
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No. 1011562 ID: 8483cf
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1011562

I review my options for Elaine.

The Sports Bra is perfect for her. It’s super comfortable, absorbs sweat, and even lets her keep/conceal her chest fluff if she wants. However, it’s too expensive to give away for free and materials have to be mail-ordered. Elaine can’t own one anyway; she’s taken a vow of poverty.

The minimizer bra is better for Elaine than her chest bindings, and will make her happy by, well, minimizing her bust. However, it’s less comfortable than the vest and Sports Bra. It’s the cheapest option, though! She’d probably have to trim or shave her chest fluff for this one.

The corset is the most durable option I have for her, and will hold together even if it’s hit by a fireball. Great for defense if she wants to prioritize protecting her modesty- nothing else I have comes close for last-line defense. However, the corset is the worst option in terms of comfort and flexibility, even without stiffening bones in the design. I can make a sport corset that’s more flexible and comfortable than a heavy-duty corset, and it’s still more comfortable than her chest bindings- but it’ll still take her some getting used to, is restrictive, and I wouldn’t recommend she wear it daily. She’d probably have to shave or trim her chest fluff for it to fit best. Also, it would show some cleavage, but not too much.

Finally, the vest option is the most comfortable one I have available and lets her hide her chest fluff, but I’d be jury-rigging a pale imitation of a Sports Bra. I’m not very practiced at the techniques for making them, so the vest wouldn’t be as durable. And the newly invented Sports Bra isn’t known for being long-lasting.

I finish taking Elaine’s measurements and give her a run-down of the options. When I describe the vest-bra, she seems ambivalent about the advantages of having a comfortable fit- but then, she has been wearing bindings.

I bring up the corset, and she seems to like the idea of having her last line of defense being her strongest.

“For the corset, you might want to trim or shave your tuft,” I say quickly. “But just between us? I think your fluff is really cute!”

“O-oh!” Elaine flushes and stares at her unkempt chest carpet. “Um… w-well. I… ah… I’ll… um…”

“Moving on,” I say, letting her trail off somewhat gracefully, “We could also do a minimizer bra. It’s the option that’ll take me the least work, but I don’t mind spending extra effort to give you a good product.”

“Wait, wait, I’m sorry,” Elaine says, overwhelmed. “You’re being so generous, and I’m not helping. I’m not used to any of this. I thought that taking a vow of poverty would make things easier, not harder.”

“If taking a vow of poverty was easy, everyone would do it,” I say warmly. “It’s very selfless of you.”

“Thank you,” Elaine smiles, then sighs. “I guess the real problem is my chest. Ugh! I wish I didn’t have to deal with… with… these. I just wish I could take them off and put them in a drawer somewhere until I need them. Which is never!”

“Detachable boobs!” I slap a hand to my forehead dramatically. “Elaine, your idea’s revolutionary! It’ll change everything in tailoring! First order of business: can I borrow your boobs?”

Elaine giggles. “You can have them! I’ll take yours. Or maybe I’ll just have no boobs at all!”

I gasp. “We could walk around topless and nobody would care!”

“The dream!”

Elaine seems happier! I should try being more playful with her.

“While I work on your idea,” I say with a laugh, “Do you have a preference for a bra, a corset, or a vest?”

Elaine shuffles her hooves with a nervous clip-clop on the hardwood. “Um… I’m not that good at dodging yet, so I really like the corset, for missions, but… for day-to-day stuff, I’ll be happy with anything that lets me forget my boobs exist.”

“Is that your clever way of asking for more donations?” I tease.

“No! No, you don’t have to! I can’t accept any more of your generosity,” Elaine says. “That, and… um… I’d feel weird owning a bunch of new clothes right after taking my vow.”

Now this is a dilemma. Elaine clearly needs more than one set of underwear and that loincloth is a disaster waiting to happen but she can’t own too many nice things (exceptions to a vow of poverty have to stop somewhere). Plus she’s just not comfortable accepting too much generosity, and I can’t afford to give away too much in the first place.

My issues are:

1. Do I give her a durable corset for her journey, or a weak but comfier and more flexible supporting vest-bra?
2. Should I try and convince her to accept more clothes? How can I sell her on it?
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No. 1011563 ID: 894419

>>1011562
There is a simple option here that allows Elaine to pay you back for additional clothing, and maintain her vow of poverty by never acquiring a single coin to give you. She can work it off by working for us! We could use her for modelling, for showing off styles to new customers, and probably for odd jobs too! Everybody wins!
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No. 1011564 ID: 894419

>>1011563
Also yes, if it comes down to choosing one or the other, definitely the corset.
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No. 1011565 ID: c5d2fe

>>1011562
...mmmm...nah, I think this is a good point to let it ride. Give her the corset; ideally she shouldn't be front-lining anyway even if she's guarding, right?

Give her the corset for now, and try to convince her simply to COME BACK to report on how well it held up and what she thinks of it after she's had it for a bit.

We can then take the opportunity to sell her or perhaps a friend she's made on the vest-bra if we want. Free of charge.

Why free? Because if we work this well enough, we might be able to get a serious promotional boost out of having the Wayfinders sport our wares, provided they're willing to tell people about us.
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No. 1011567 ID: c92a02

Durable corset, and no. Restrain yourself and remember that you are giving what you can, but no further. Else you'll end up being the one depending on charity, and that's less than tenable in your position!
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No. 1011571 ID: 5195a1

Just the corset I suppose, and you can’t be too generous, remember, delicious foods await you.
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No. 1011572 ID: 629f2e

Stick with the durable corset, and wrap up the "sale". Don't worry about selling her on anything else, just let her know that she's free to come back here in the future if she's desperate, whether because her clothes get destroyed or she simply craves something more comfortable.
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No. 1011604 ID: 8483cf
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1011604

I doubt Elaine would accept more free clothes right now, and I can’t afford to give away too much either. I briefly consider offering her an exchange of goods for services- maybe she can model my clothes for me? She wouldn’t technically own the clothes- they’d be my work, so she wouldn’t have to worry about her vow. Mannequins only go so far, and she’d definitely stand out in a crowd. However, I decide to table that idea until I can actually afford to ask for more help.

In the meantime, I should focus on making Elaine happy. If she likes my work, that’s a huge boost for my business! As an initiate monk with the Wayfinders, she’ll be traveling with merchants and high society: people with lots of money to spend, and more likely to trust Elaine’s recommendation since she’ll be guarding them.

I decide to make her a semi-flexible corset with a modern two-piece busk so she can take it on and off herself. It’ll be a very durable option, and she’ll definitely be more comfortable than she was in her chest binding (though that’s not saying much). Her modesty is safe with this!

I give Elaine a cloak to cover up with and get to work on reinforcing her robes and making the corset. We talk as I work, and I learn more about Elaine’s life as an initiate. Her parents passed away on an especially harsh journey with the Wayfinders when she was very young. To make amends, that the Wayfinders raised her as a live-in member of the monastery. She grew up with a steady stream of new faces treating her like a little princess.

Soon she was demanding to be taken along on the Wayfinders’ travels. They all turned her down, saying it was too dangerous. Elaine swore she’d join them one day, and now that she’s taken her vow of poverty, she’s ready to venture out on shorter journeys. Eventually she hopes to be a worldwide traveler if she proves herself to be a smart, strong and selfless. She has a lot of work and danger ahead of her!

I finish reinforcing her robes, making sure the splits in the sides go high enough for her to kick and run freely. For decency, I add some tight buttons along the splits so she doesn’t have to worry about showing too much thigh or the robes fluttering open outside of a battle.

Finally, I finish adjusting one of my corsets to Elaine’s size and making it more flexible. Her chest tuft is puffing out between the cups, which hurts the fit a little bit, but it still works well enough to confirm the fit.

“It’s wonderful!” Elaine gushes. “I can’t believe it fits so well. I can actually breathe!” She puffs out her cheeks and blows a raspberry.

“I’m glad you like it,” I say. “Just be sure to come back if you need any adjustments, or if you want anything else.”

“Thank you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” Elaine bows deeply. Her huge mass of hair falls forward in an unruly mess around her face, and she pushes it back quickly. “Um. Oops!”

She puts on her newly reinforced robes and thanks me again. I tell her it’s nothing, and wish her the best of luck on her first journey… and also ask her to consider mentioning A Stitch in Time to anyone who needs clothing repair!

I wave her goodbye. I hope she comes back happy!

Wow. What a day. I’ve already had a customer, and I haven’t even opened my shop. I should probably clean up, but I’m just so hungry…

Oh! It’s just about dinner time!

Busalla is only a moderately sized town, but no matter how small, we’re still in Liguria, and the food is great!

Should I go to the Osteria, the small, casual bar favored by the locals?

The Taverna, the bigger bar popular with adventurers and travelers?

The small Trattoria, run by the family who’s lived here for generations and serves secret recipes with local ingredients?

The Rosticceria, with delicious, delicious meats?

The Enoteca, the wine bar with some small appetizers and tapas?

Or the Pizzeria, serving the legendary Pizza with wine, salads and pasta?

Or I could grab some raw nuts or vegetables from the local market for some quick energy, skip dinner and prioritize cleaning up, but… that wouldn’t let me go out and eat delicious food, cooked with love and care!
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No. 1011611 ID: 4a7485

Get some Za from the pizzeria. Get it delivered
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No. 1011623 ID: c92a02

Head to the Taverna and meet some clientele.
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No. 1011657 ID: 629f2e

Taverna! Seems like a good place to run into business opportunities, and bar food is great for celebrations.
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No. 1011664 ID: 96c896

Tavern, advertise a bit.
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No. 1011704 ID: 8483cf
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1011704

My first visit to the adventurers' bar! I'm so excited! And hungry!

I can't wait! I can't wait! I'm dreaming of all the big, strong adventurers weighed down with money I'll meet at La Taverna!

I throw the door open, spread my arms wide and bask in the awesome adventuring air! Pub drinks! Pub food! It smells like home, but ten times tastier!

"I love it! I love it all!" I declare to the tavern.

Who's here? Did anyone notice me? Do they like me?
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No. 1011708 ID: c92a02

Moth lady, they did notice you, and they like your outfit. They really like it.
Gnome barbarian, she hasn't noticed you because the table's in the way.
The tavern bard noticed and seems friendly enough.
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No. 1011709 ID: e51896

a lot of people just turned their heads, give you a weird look, and just go back to whatever they were doing, others just ignored you, one person (a male jackalope) got shocked by your sudden appearance and is catching their breath, but a small few went "YEAH!" or "WOOOO!"

one of the customers who catches your attention is a bee who seems like a fighter, sitting at the counter in front of a bartender. She seems busy looking at some paperwork, looking at a list of materials she needs. Maybe some clothes? we should strike a conversation and find out.
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No. 1011710 ID: e51896

>>1011708
as far as the moth lady goes, she heard rumors of a fancy new restaurant opening up, something called "A Stitch in Time" and is wondering if Saiorse is the chef based off the tailor uniform she has on.
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No. 1011711 ID: 629f2e

Yeah you're on a fast track to feeding a cute moth girl.

I'm also gonna suggest a male kobold playing card games with a half-elf and a human, dressed very pitifully. Clearly someone in need of new threads, but not one with any eye for what looks presentable. He's noticed you, and his only observation was that your dress makes you look like you have a fat butt.
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No. 1011712 ID: 873930

>>1011711
They are playing strip poker
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No. 1011803 ID: afe7de

A moth lady, she noticed your tasty clothes and heads over to you to get a nibble, asking if thats a free sample as she picks up the hem of your dress
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No. 1011825 ID: 094652

There's a bar fight, and the healers are exasperated immediately regenerating crippled limbs just for the patients to get back into the fight.

And a bat girl and moth girl are kissing while the bat's upside down.
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No. 1011827 ID: c5d2fe

...I got nothing to add, but why a moth girl when that wouldn't much help us in terms of money or showcasing our wares? It'd just be food to her, which isn't great in the long run for advertisement.

(Also I'm gonna be That Guy and mention that adult moths don't eat clothes, it's just a couple types of moth larvae, but this is magic n' shit so it doesn't really matter, I just wanted to point it out.)
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No. 1011994 ID: 8483cf
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1011994

“WOO!” a human shouts back at me, waving his mug and spilling some beer on the floor. He’s playing cards with a fuzzy kobold who looks like an adorable pupper and a half-elf woman wearing glasses. They’re all in ragged clothes that could use a tailor’s help. Like me! Have I found my first paying customers? I hope so!

The tavern bard waves at me. I wave back. Hi! He looks really nice! And handsome. I wonder if he’s single?

In the front of the tavern, I notice a moth woman is eyeing my dress very intently. She’s very noticeable. And long.

There’s a gnome barbarian a few tables over, at least I think so, because all I can see of her is a leather helm with the word BLOOD stitched in it, so it’s a safe guess.

The rest of the tavern ignores me and carries on with their conversations.

I skip over to the bar and prop my elbows on the countertop and bounce on my heels until the bartender notices me. “Hi! I’m Saiorse, I’m a tailor and I’m hungry! Got any Ricotta?”

“Welcome, and no,” the bartender says. He’s a skinny human with sun-bleached hair and a deep tan. As he talks, he fills a mug of beer without even looking at the taps. “We’ve got plenty of garlic bread and sliced tomatoes for appetizers, though.”

“I’ll take them!” I say with a big smile.

“You’re in a good mood,” says the bartender. He slides the frothing mug down the bar, where it comes to rest in front of a bumblebee woman writing something in a notebook. “Can I get you something to drink, too?”

“Do you have any cream ales?” I ask, mouth watering. I love the caramel flavors so much!

“I think we’ve got some hiding somewhere,” he says. “Let me go check.”

I let out a happy sigh. This place is the best!

“Did you say you were a tailor?” a soft voice asks behind me.

I spin around and look up… and up… and up at the moth woman. She is longgggggg. But she’s a little nervous for some reason. Well, nothing a little friendliness can’t solve!

“I am!” I say with a big smile. “I’m Saiorse MacTavish, and A Stitch in Time is just about to open up for business!”

“Oh! Oh, how wonderful. My name is Tineola,” she says, placing two of her four hands together in delight. “I had heard there was a new brasserie in town.”

“Yes, I sell bras,” I say. “I just served a monk of the Wayfinders a corset and robes earlier today! Are you looking to buy some clothes?”

“Why, that would be delightful,” she says. “Um… did you prepare this dress yourself, by any chance? It’s quite a feast.”
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No. 1011995 ID: 8483cf
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1011995

“Aw, shucks! My work outfit? A feast for the eyes? You’re too kind!” I say with barely concealed pride. I show off the lace on my underskirts. “Look! Here’s a free sample of what I can make for you if you want!”

“Oh my…” Tineola’s eyes go wide as she stares at the lace.

“Got your cream ale!” the bartender calls out.

“That’s me!” I spin around and grab the ale with both hands.

Suddenly I feel my dress being lifted up.

Huh?!! I want to slap the offending hand away, but I’m holding the beer. I freeze up.

Tineola’s tugging on the lace of my underskirts hard, and I’m suddenly showing off a lot more of my work than I’d intended to.

Is she about to eat my dress?! WHAT?!

I realize my terrible misunderstanding.

Ohhhhhhhhh nooooooooooo

Do I:

A: Stop her as soon and as forcefully as I can, which will protect my modesty and my dress?
B: Politely stop her, which might save my dress, but will show off WAY more of my work to the tavern than I’m comfortable with?
C: Set down the mug and tear off the lace from my dress, which will protect my modesty but sacrifice all the hard work I’ve put into it?
D: Don’t stop her, but try and cover up somehow? She’s guaranteed to visit my store and probably buy lots of “food” if I do that, but I’ll be putting on a show that I am NOT happy with.
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No. 1011996 ID: c92a02

B. This one's a floor model, be gentle with it Tina!
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No. 1011999 ID: e51896

C. As much as clothing damage is fun, That dress is an important gift to you from yourself, and you need to look PRO FES SHUN AL for customers.

But the lace was something you added to it. Save your dress by giving her the lace. Plus it will guarantee the moth coming to your shop later.
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No. 1012000 ID: 96c896

>>1011995
B! Your modesty is less important than a potential sale!
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No. 1012001 ID: 629f2e

B. C is tempting of course, because it would mean you don't have to draw the lace anymore, but a polite correction with only mild showing is your best choice.
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No. 1012002 ID: d724fd

B. Be sure to tell her you meant she can have a free sample at your shop not here, that way we can tempt her to come to our shop... we'll need to make some lace when we get back unfortunately, but at least we won't upset the customer too much.
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No. 1012003 ID: 9b127b

D, let hungry moth eat
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No. 1012013 ID: f8fa51

B. It'll be embarrassing, but so would spilling your bear all over yourself and getting into a fight.
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No. 1012015 ID: 094652

Just say "You rip it, you buy it."
If she retorts with "Ooh, a sale on coutier slaves! How much?" respond with "YOUR SOUL."
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No. 1012024 ID: db8f8f

C. Well, you said it’s okay! However unintentionally.
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No. 1012026 ID: dcec50

D. Let's see where that goes~
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No. 1012030 ID: 91a5ee

D. We got more clothes at the shop.
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No. 1012093 ID: 0838d6

>>1011995
Tell her she'll have to pay, if she does, then C, if she doesen't then B, if people see the insides they might just come to your store because you're cute!
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No. 1012173 ID: 8483cf
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1012173

Play it cool, Saiorse. Play it cool, don’t drop the beer or scare off the customer, and just grin and bear it. It’ll pay off later. I hope.

I straighten up and clear my throat. “Excuse me?”

Tineola keeps tugging on my dress, examine the lacework with big, hungry eyes. I try not to make a scene and make things worse, or think about how many people might notice the show I’m putting on.

“Excuse me? Tineola?” I glance back at her and clear my throat even louder. I have to get her attention, fast, before the whole bar’s first impression of me is my butt. “I’m off the clock right now. Drop by my store for samples later, please!”

Tineola snaps out of it and immediately drops my skirts. “Oh! How presumptuous of me- the drink must be going to my head already. How mortifyingly ill-behaved I’ve been.”

“I-it’s no big deal,” I say hefting my mug and pretending nothing is wrong. “My work is very eye-catching, I know. I’ll be happy to serve you tomorrow.”

“Of course,” Tineola says. “Please allow me to make it up to you then.”

“Great!” I give a big smile. She likes my work, that’s all that matters. Nothing else matters! “See you then!”

I remove myself from the situation, ignore the wolf whistle from one of the tables as I pass, grab a seat on the other end of the tavern, slam my mug down and bury my head in my hands.

Ughhhhhhhhhhh

I take a sip of the ale.

Rich, sweet caramel and toasted vanilla fill my world.

Yessssssssss

I wait for my garlic bread and tomatoes, pretending the last few minutes didn’t happen, and keeping my eyes glued to my mug. I listen to the tavern bard, and glance up a few times at him. He doesn’t make eye contact, thankfully.

Halfway through a song, I notice there’s someone trying to get my attention.

Who’s there?

A. The girl gnome barbarian
B. The half-elf woman in ragged clothes
C. The WOOOOOOO human dude in ragged clothes
D. The pupper male kobold
E. Other
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No. 1012174 ID: fd4d13

>>1012173

B. Somebody in ragged clothes is a potential customer, and you just gave away some free work before coming out for dinner. Might be a chance to get back in the black.
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No. 1012175 ID: 094652

E) A priestess from the rivals of the Wayfinders, THE CHURCH OF THE ROTTED BLOOD.
She begins harassing you with filthy lucre for a better dress than what you gave Elaine.
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No. 1012176 ID: 96c896

>>1012173
D. Turns out he's the party face. Because of his cute face.
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No. 1012177 ID: 060ced

E the Bee next to you.
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No. 1012180 ID: 629f2e

>>1012173

D, because too much discussion went into kobolds behind the scenes for this pupper to not even show up.
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No. 1012183 ID: 9b127b

D) sounds cute!

or possibly C) I think it's important to get a male customer so you don't get pigeon holed into only making clothes for women
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No. 1012189 ID: 2aa5f0

>B. The half-elf woman in ragged clothes
>C. The WOOOOOOO human dude in ragged clothes

either or really
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No. 1012190 ID: c92a02

The gnomebarian!
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No. 1012243 ID: ce39da

D: Gooooood pupper.
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No. 1012266 ID: f8fa51

A
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No. 1013015 ID: 8483cf
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1013015

There’s a kobold waving at me.

And he’s shirtless. And in ragged, short pants.

Very shooooort pants.

I stare just a little too long before I check myself. My eyes whip up to meet his, and I thankfully don’t linger on the fact that I can’t see his nipples. Where are the nipples

“Ah! Hi!” I say, trying to play it off like I was daydreaming. Which I was!

The pupper kobold raises his hands disarmingly. “I didn’t mean to startle you. It’s just, well…”

He sighs and holds out the ragged shirt he was wearing just a minute ago. “This just gave up the ghost, and I couldn’t help but notice you saying that you ran a tailoring shop.”

I flush. He totally saw the show I was putting on earlier.

“When is the soonest you might be opening?” He stares at his defeated shirt.

My heart’s beating so hard. I have a customer! And he’s cute! Really, really cute! C’mon, Saiorse, be professional… be professional… but he’s so cute!

“Garlic bread n’ tomatoes!” the bartender drops the plate on my table and I nearly jump out of my seat.

What do I do?!

Choose one or more. If you choose to flirt, how aggressive will you be?

A. Forget the food and drink, and drag him to my shop right now!
B. Share my food with him
C. Tell him to come back when the shop is ready to open and isn’t messy
D. Flirt with him [Insert pick-up line here]
E. Try and get his entire adventuring party to buy clothes from me (but then I won’t have him all to myself!)
F. Other
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No. 1013017 ID: c92a02

Aggressively devour garlic bread.
E. You can come in the morning after a good night's rest. Don't mind the shop's looks, we're still setting up. How new is he to adventuring?
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No. 1013018 ID: 629f2e

>>1013015

Test the waters with flirting, don't go too hard as that might scare him off. See how he takes to it, and push harder or let off on it based on how he responds.

No force on the face of this planet will pull you away from this meal though, so A's off the table. Share a bit of your food with him to aid your flirting efforts, and tell him you can help him out as soon as you're finished eating. He might choose to sit with you and chat until you're done, giving you more time to flirt. If he goes back to his friends instead, probably a good sign he isn't interested.
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No. 1013022 ID: 9a6aad

B. Share my food with him
C. Tell him to come back when the shop is ready to open and isn’t messy
E. Ask what happened to his old shirt
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No. 1013023 ID: 9b127b

Flirt! talk about his tattered pants suggestively
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No. 1013025 ID: 094652

"Now!
Do you need a better handbag, or improvements to your bag of handling? Our underwear is tailor-made not to chafe with fur! And for discerning customers we have levitating breastplates, they can even stop a dragon headbutt flat!"
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No. 1013029 ID: f8fa51

D. Flirty with moderate aggression. Ramp up gradually from small talk (reply to his question about your opening hours as an opener) and make your interest clear but don't come out and say "hey, wanna fuck?" At least not yet.
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No. 1013034 ID: 96c896

>>1013015
C. Because that's the honest answer.
E. Because you need the business.


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