Maive catches a glimpse of a of a well dressed hooded man entering the dinning hall, holding a staff, and carrying himself in a way that suggested he was someone of importance, probably the head of the house he thought to himself, "what was his name again? 'Marcus?', 'Mathis?' ". A servant approached the hooded figure, and the hooded whispered something in his ear, and pointed at Maive. The Butler began walking his way, "well, I guess we are about to be ran off now, surprised it took them this long". Maive started eating faster, racing against the butler's slow pace to reach him, to take in as much food as he could, and placed another plateful of food down for Lillith.
When the butler reached him Maive has a large drumstick in hand and was taking an enormous bite out of it, the butler stood beside him, keeping a very professional posture, glancing down at Maive from the corner of his eye, Maive pretended not to notice him.
"Ahem..." Maive now forced to swallow the last bite of the drumstick and give the butler his attention. "Master Blackwood would like to extend his hospitality by giving you a proper bath and some fresh clothes." Maive chocked a bit in shock, he had all but dismissed the idea that be let stay, Maive looked up at Marthius whom raised a glass of wine at him and smiled, quickly looked around on the table for a glass to return the toast with, only finding the half empty wine bottle he was drinking strait from, and picked it up and and held it above his head returning the smile. Not the classiest return toast, but then again, Maive was anything but classy.
Maive turned to face the butler, finding his voice "I - - - I don't know, I don't want to intrude." Maive sees the butler take a whiff of the air, and his face contorts a bit, Maive forgot he probably smells something like an ogre's backside.
"No, no trouble at all, I sure the master INSIST. Just leave your clothes by the door so that I can....dispose of them...your companion too, now come with me." The butler looks down at Lillith who is happily gnawing at a bone, catching his eye she lets out a low growl.
"LILLITH!" Maive gently slaps her shoulder, "That is no way to act to these people after the way they've treated us!" Maive turns his attention back to the butler, "Sorry about that, she gets a little defensive around people she doesn't know while she is eating, I guess I'll take you up on that offer."
Maive follows the butler through the halls, finally taking in just how large it was, the halls were filled with paintings of people he didn't recognize, and expensive looking pottery with fresh flowers adorning them, delicately organized in beautiful arrangements, Maive comments at one of them, "definitely the work of the woman of the house? It definitely has a gentle touch to them." Trying to make small-talk as they navigate the mansion.
"You speak of Lady Alice, Master Blackwood's daughter, Madam Blackwood is no longer with us. And yes, Lady Alice often brings such arrangements when she goes on her hunts. " They stop at a door, at which the butler opens, and bows down respectfully. "The bath is in this room sir, I hope you find everything to your liking, just ring the bell if you need anything, you will find fresh cloths by the door when you finish."
Maive enters the bathroom and Lillith follows closely behind. The bathroom was no less impressive, not only did it come included with the luxury of running water, but the facet to the bath was shaped like a Pandarian serpent made of gold, and water came out of its mouth when he pulled rope next to it, that was steamy hot to the touch. The stood on a marble pedistool shaped like a dwarf warrior holding a shield with both hands over his head, which was used as the bowl of the sink. Maive was awestruck by all the small details that nobles would have taken for granted. Maive thought to himself, "sheesh, this guy must be richer then King Varian! And to think, I am being treated like a guest!"
The bath had finally filled up and Maive undressed himself placing all the food from the pockets beside the tub, Lillith must have had her fill already, because she ignored it and laid curled up by the door. "Its your turn next girl!" Lillith curled tighter and put a paw over her face. "I can still see you, you know?"
Maive eases into the tub and lays down in it. The water was warm and relaxing, but instantly turns a grayish - brown, "I may need two baths" he thought to himself.
Edited by Maive on 1/29/2013 9:30 PM PST