@Claude von Riegan
October 25th, Year 109
The floral aroma smelled particularly sweet as Sinbad poured the two cups to just half-way full with wine. The cups were ornate goblets that he had plucked from his stash of treasures, regal and just suitable enough to drink with. The bottle, meanwhile, was one that Claude snatched from some cupboard. Even though he had yet the opportunity to recline among the throng of pillows on the couch, he found himself eagerly waiting to continue their conversation. Claude, like everything in this house, was foreign and intriguing.
After his arrival in Pandora from just the day prior, he found himself once again in the cramped, cozy house for a round of socializing. The residence's odd occupants were his only allies in this exotic world thus far, and it was only to his benefit to ensure a continued sense of friendship. It was far from the first time that he had only himself to rely on but the prospect of befriending them was not only too useful to give up but too interesting as well. And, as much as he was a king, however brief his rule was before being so rudely kidnapped by Pandora, Sinbad was an explorer first and foremost. There was nothing more thrilling to learn more of other worlds, even such places existed only in the tales of others.
"So everyone living in this house is from the same world?" Sinbad asked as he swirled his drink in its cup. His esteemed host was a charming one; a person whom Sinbad could recognize numerous traits that he himself shared. He watched his own tongue enough to notice when others did the same. The calculating eyes behind an affable smile. But, Claude was good company and far from dull. If they were to spend the evening lounging and retelling stories, then Sinbad would be far from disappointed. "That sounds special for something like Pandora, but I can't say for sure since I just got here. Though I am curious - do all of you hail from the same country?"