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Tonederic Cairender stepped off of the barge's gang plank and took in a deep breath- then immediately started coughing. The air in Luthadel always smelled like smoke, even when the ash wasn't falling. Just one of the many reasons why he preferred to be traveling abroad, visiting the distant corners of the Final Empire. Unfortunately, his travels required the occasional stop back in Luthadel to deposit his earnings, to report in with The Patriarch, and most importantly, to visit Aunt Gillemie.
Tone scanned the the bustling dockyard, but didn't see any faces he recognized, so he set about making his final payment to the barge captain and arranging for his luggage to be unloaded. Once he was satisfied that the captain's Skaa weren't going to mishandle or misplace any of his crates, he turned and scanned the crowds again. There they are, he thought to himself, spotting Cale and his "servant," Penn, stepping out of a carriage.
Spotting a well dressed young woman standing on the docks, Cale tried to engage her in conversation while waiting, quite unsuccessfully. She frantically scanned the crowd and her eyes lit up with relief as she ran off to greet someone else coming off the barge, leaving Cale looking somewhat chagrined.
Sighing, Cale's eyes drifted over the unloading wave of people and, spotting Tonederic, he gave a wave to his cousin.