RVA: Shadow of Doubt, InvestigationCount and Countess Darktail’s office was bit claustrophobic with the crowd of people in it currently, Ali reflected. The two nobles sat at their desks, with Salli occupying a seat near her father. On the other side of the room Zaker stood, Ali stuck beside her, having inserted herself into the proceedings by the virtue of being Salli’s bodyguard while she was on the manor’s grounds. In the center facing the two desks was a Civil Protection investigator, Lt. Lightfoot, delivering his report, a uniformed forensics sergeant beside him.RVA: Shadow of Doubt, Investigation by Sir-Talen
“I’m afraid we don’t have many leads to go on,” the investigator told the two nobles. “The ink on the skimmer’s door was a commercially available chemical compound, designed to be written invisibly and then appear after an extended drying period. It’s the sort of thing you find in junior chemistry sets or play kits for cubs who want to pretend they’re spies. Could have been bought anywhere fr
RVA: Foxen HealthcareIn general, it follows the class system actually:RVA: Foxen Healthcare by Sir-Talen
1. Nobles: Pay for their own healthcare. They have the money for it. In general they are the only ones with the monetary resources to pay for the expense of full cellular regeneration, though some very wealthy commoners can as well.
2. Military: Generally paid for by their work unit. Combat troops get it as part of their duty to the planetary government (obviously). Non-combat units like Librarians or Civil Protection get the equivalent of an employee health plan (usually part of the system in #3, but not always).
3, Commoners: Very wealthy commoners pay for their own healthcare. The vast majority of them however use what we'd recognize as a One Payer healthcare system. Their taxes support part of it, and the rest is directly paid for by the Noble of their district. How much the Noble in question is willing to provide is at their discretion. However, there are legal minimums, and Nobles who try to be parsimonious tend to attract the neg
RVA: Shadow of Doubt, WarningsRank having its privileges, Salli was admitted immediately into the V.I.P. suite of Darktail District’s outpatient surgical hospital. Rank having its limits for sensible nobles, Doctor Wirefur gave the same level of care to injured commoners as he did to a countess’ heir, and she was still expected to get to her appointment on time. Which is did, Zaker proving again that she was a competent driver.RVA: Shadow of Doubt, Warnings by Sir-Talen
Shortly she was signed in, had her vitals checked, and was led to a comfortable examination chair with a headrest that featured padded clamps to keep her head immobile while it was examined. Doctor Wirefur, a foxen just entering his eightieth year, light red fur beginning to be shot through with white, entered a few minutes later, bowing and greeting Salli politely.
“How are you today, Lady Darktail?” he said.
“Looking forward to having binocular vision again, Doctor,” she replied.
He smiled. “I think I can help you with that. Are you in any pa
RVA ResentmentSalli considered her brother Rolas for a moment. One of the unexpected consequences of her therapy under Dr. Kwan was a growing awareness and empathy. After her escape from her husband Salli had lived in supreme, and she was forced to admit now, self-centered pain. Though it had certainly been legitimate, in retrospect it had been also all consuming. All the world’s suffering could not compare to the torment she’d felt in her mind. Only afterward could she look at outside the bubble of her misery to recognize and acknowledge the pain of others.RVA Resentment by Sir-Talen
Take Rolas for example. Born to lead by his rank, forever to be subordinate by his sex. Though he had attended the same nobility administration schools as her, it was in the knowledge that he would take his place at Salli’s side, administering his family’s lands until he either married some high ranking vixen, or was displaced by Salli’s spouse. Her marriage to Kevinaugh had put that ordering in disarray, leading to
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