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OC Story Chapter 9

Previous Chapter: Chapter 8

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"So, Miss, I'm sorry, what was your name again?"
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This was a crude tactic to posture one's self as dominant in the conversation. There are several ways with which to react that could determine the first impression of intent. Any number of these could be used against her. She reevaluated her end goal and went with the most beneficial response. The entire decision making process had to be done within a second or else the pause in conversation could be seen as negative on Lahara's part.
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"It's Lahara. And yours?"
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"Mayor Grae. Nice to meet your acquaintance." He extended his hand with a smile but knew already by her tone that she was either arrogant or confident. Neither one was useful to Grae.
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"Likewise." She met him with an equally tasteful grin, acknowledging how she could see through his attempts.
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"Now, onto business." It could be read into that he was attempting to control the conversation with this line, but truth be told, it was a natural pacing after Lahara's response. She was not worried about it, as it was his office, and on his terms that they met; it was only reasonable to assume it would be on his terms that the conversation progressed.
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However, he had left an opening, and she took it, "Yes, I'd like to discuss a potential trade deal."
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"Yes, my assistant had informed me," He had mistakenly positioned himself into the passive role in this power struggle. If she hadn't seen the opening, he would have moved forward with framing his words so carefully as to lead Lahara into voicing her intents more lightly, taking away the potential aggression. Now, Lahara had the opening she needed to remain professional while still pressuring the Mayor.
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If this had been a match of will and reflex, Lahara would now be in position for a kill strike. It was not, however, as she still needed her opponent. All that was accomplished was the building of the foundations for which they now both stood. No real progress had been made. Mayor Grae thought it easiest to just end the talks right here and now, as he had the socioeconomic standing to simply turn her away. This line of thinking was halted with the echoing of what Chief Reather had said to him earlier.
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Instead of pressing, Lahara simply waited for Grae to continue, allowing him time to collect his thoughts and prepare a volley. Predictions and counters were set aside for the sake of information sharing. This was not meant to be a contest, but a collaboration.
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Grae decided to push her, this time, "I would like to know why you think I should listen to you about this?"
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"Surely your assistant informed you of my standing?"
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"Lords of Teardrop Isle? You mean former standing. Now all you have is the money you collected from being forced to sell off your land."
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"I am in a unique position, shed of my previous obligations to the land."
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"And what makes you think this is a strength?" Grae was partially curious, but his words were designed so as to damage, not question.
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Dodging the rhetoric, "What makes you think it isn't? All I see here is another person, whom I will judge based on the merits of their actions." She paused, as if to let him speak. The abrupt change was something Grae wasn't ready for, and as he began formulating, she continued, as the silence was her objective, "I see a land in dire needs, a people of falling aspirations, and a city that is slowly becoming a graveyard." She stared him down, "I see a person in need of help."
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The speech was grand, he'd admit, but this was a business transaction to him, and understanding the desires of all parties was not only beneficial to the agreement, but to his curiosity, "But, what do you want?"
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"I want to help."
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"No, that's not what I mean. Why is it you who is coming to me? Altruism can be a selfish motivation, yes, but what is there to gain for you? I cannot believe you would not stand to gain from this transaction, and until I understand it, I will have trouble trusting your judgement."
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"Everything is a series of gains and losses to you isn't it? Just like to those that ran these corporations into the ground, belittling their own resources with poor treatment because of gains and losses. Numbers don't mean everything."
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"You didn't answer me though." This time, Grae stopped, leaving Lahara spent after delivering her counter. She had not yet decided what to say next, so she took the back seat and understood that he was now doing to her what she had done to him, "Truth is, everyone wants something. Safety, happiness, comfort. Life, ambition, or anything that can result in those. Of course, I'm generalizing. It doesn't make what I say any less true. People came to this island. They wanted to, because they wanted the job to earn the money to afford housing for themselves and their families. They wanted the happiness from the environment, from the housing provided. I want to keep my job, I want to keep my pride and dignity. So, I want to do right by the people, in their eyes. So, I want to fix the economy of Cowtip. See? There are people here that want to hunt, find employment or people, to leave, to protect, to uncover truth, to have a home, to break the monotony of life, and, ultimately, want to survive. I think I now know what you want."
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Lahara was surprised to be hearing this from the Mayor. She had misread him, "To help."
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"To help because it makes you feel good, feel better. You know why? I think I know the reason." He had honestly just come up with the theory while he was talking about his own desires, "You want to feel useful again."
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She had enough of this pondering, "Does it really matter?"
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"Excuse me?"
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"If you need a reason to trust me, and that reason is what I want, then you have it. But I feel like you are just wasting my time. I get it, you're a Mayor and I'm a tourist. But look, you are a Mayor of a single territory, one in decline. My family was very well connected on a much different plane. The biggest thing I learned from my family's fall from nobility is that it shouldn't have mattered in the first place. You think it makes you better because of a title? That this gives you the right to posture yourself above someone else?"
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"No."
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"Then listen to me."
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"I'm here, aren't I?"
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"You're here, but you aren't even paying attention to what is going on. This myopia is almost assuredly how the island fell into this death-spiral."
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"I think you've forgotten,"
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"My place? See? You didn't listen to a word I just said."
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Regret filled Mayor Grae's thoughts. He began to see mistakes he hadn't considered before. Such as talking to her, expecting an easy deal to be struck which favored Cimiterium's well-being. He hadn't thought of providing a reasoning.
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Lahara didn't relent, "You fail to see how this is an olive branch. You are the one that needs assistance. I can just let you go, but I stuck my neck out to get to you and talk this over. So, do you want to talk numbers or do you want Cimiterium to be crushed under the weight of your own impotence?"
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This day was not going well for Mayor Grae. Mental anguish was the primary consistency of his well-being since the sun arose.
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"I'll need my financial advisers and budget committee. Honestly, I should contact the UPIO's foreign affairs board about this, too. It's standard operating procedure for a deal such as this. I'll vouch for the removal of the tariffs to the mainland UPIO ports by advocating for direct trade to the island. That should draw some attention and the desire of many businesses. What exactly did you have in mind, though?"
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"I'm talking about your plans for the other side of the ridge."
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"That's untapped, everyone knows there's no reason to go there except hiking and hunting."
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"This entire island is fertile beyond belief. The soil is what is untapped."
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"You mean to farm it?"
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"Tell me what you know of Teardrop."
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"Pharmaceuticals and bio-engineered crops. Thriving industry there, the bio-chemical one."
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Lahara was nodding in approval as a teacher would a student, but she was keeping secret the fact that farming and manual labor were well below the normal numbers, "We develop the potential farmland on the other side of the ridge with Teardrop's crops. The companies will be drawn here for the fertile land and the tariff free transport you are offering. This will bring jobs and other companies from Teardrop expanding to Cimiterium. We ship the crops back to Teardrop from Cowtip, maybe allow competition between shipping start-ups, and allow the fishers here to start selling their catch in Teardrop as well. Then you regulate the fishing licenses and raise the price. This way, the most equipped companies can fish efficiently in your high quality waters just fine."
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"Wait a minute, you're leaving trade deal territory and entering local law territory."
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"I understand you will need to run the trade deal plans by those in the UPIO mainland, but you can regulate and set up for it without them. I don't think I need to tell you how much you need to enforce some stricter regulations on your hunting and fishing industries..." The protesters had done that for her.
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Grae wasn't sure if she knew of the complexities of the situation, "It isn't that simple. I can take the trade deal, but the regulations would need to be discussed after the details of our talks reach the public."
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She smiled as he had already conceded cooperation, "That works for me. When do you think we'll be able to discuss this?"
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It was now that he realized he had already agreed to her terms without negotiating. Things seemed too skewed in his favor for his comfort though, "There are some pressing issues on the island, currently. I'll make contact about the trade deal with representatives later tonight. I can't say for certain whether they'll agree to it, though if you'd like, you can make travel to them, mainland, after the storm is over. That would certainly increase your chances of success. I'll inform them of your wishes, and they will be more fit to discuss the logistics with you." He slid a paper over, "If you could leave your contact information now...I must be going before this storm arrives."
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As Lahara negotiated, Dahlia was near the edge of the city. Just outside of its boundaries, she was stepping through grass damp with dew of the prior night, as it was covered with the shade of the nearby buildings for most of the day, from dawn till the arrival of clouds. They had only come in recently, with the wind, in a way that she felt meant the storm was nearer than she had presumed.
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She had made her decision. She would seek out Shivra Nyarl herself and see for herself what he was like. Before coming to the island, she caught wind of him, but she had no idea what kind of person he might be. Dahlia was unsure how to approach him, or how he'd react. Reaching into her pocket, she remembered Anja giving her a number and telling her to let her know if she would do anything crazy, just before she got onto the bus to enter Cimiterium the first time.
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Her head nodded side to side, "No," she said to herself, "I'm doing this on my own."
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As Alecksander was leaving Cimiterium into the Ridge Floor Village, Tulver was inching his way behind Myles, another member of group 1, just leaving the border of Cimiterium towards Fisher's Paradise. Maxwell remained inside Cimiterium, avoiding the conflict that seemed to be on the cusp of arriving. All other members of the gambling ring were making their way in one path or another towards the fisherman Maxwell arrived to Cowtip with, to pay their way off the island with the funds they've accumulated thus far. Since this was a cheaper option, it would mean that each member would have a small amount of spending money, so as not to be completely broke after reaching the mainland of the UPIO.
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With Kasumi and Gorick awaiting their arrival, Myles was within detectable range. From behind the shacks they were hiding among, Gorick looked over to Kasumi and nodded. She understood that in order for their ambush to be most effective, they'd need to deal with the closer one as efficiently as possible while simultaneously striking the farther target. Without knowing what abilities they'd have, they had to make sure to keep their distance. This was not a problem for either Gorick or Kasumi, as their abilities would allow for just such combat.
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Gorick would rely on his Five Guns of Fury Hatsu to manipulate his 5 revolvers he carries around him to increase his potential firepower. Kasumi would rely on her Modernized Ichaival Hatsu to conjure a specialized rifle to keep her distance. While doing this, she would conjure Fabled Warrior Achilles to serve both her and Gorick as their front line. With his strength, he would be able to keep them busy with close range combat while bother her and Gorick kept a safe distance before moving in for the arrest once they were taken out fully.
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Before they would begin, Gorick would check to make sure they were attacking the right people. Knowing how close the two were, he began to use Compass to the Truth several times. Using Manipulation, he can ask his compass a question about a person, and it will point to the person within a 2 mile radius that fits the information gleamed through that question. If there is more than one, however, it will not work. This ability isn't as useful in an interrogation setting, as often times the goal is not to identify the person being interrogated, but to gather information from the one being interrogated.
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Quietly, he spoke, "Is there someone who killed within the past few days here?"
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The compass did not move. With this revelation, he looked over at Kasumi, communicating as much as he could silently with his facial expression. Either they both were killers, or none of them were. They still weren't sure if they were actually behind the massacre they discovered, as it could have occurred while Baruca was asleep.
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"Are there Nen users that ran the gambling ring here?"
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Once again it didn't move. He assumed they must both be Nen users, but he wished to confirm their role in the crime ring. Specificity would be required.
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"Is the leader of the gambling ring here?"
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The compass immediately reacted. It pointed past Myles, up towards Tulver, standing at the edge of the grass. Gorick pointed in his general direction, and mimed a crown. Kasumi understood.'
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Myles was beginning to move towards Fisher's Paradise. With his ability Facebreaker, he could charge Nen into his fist, and pull it back, creating a vacuum effect that would pull in nearby objects and people to where his fist started at. His goal would be to use it to pull a person out from behind cover and punch them when in range. Still, he would need to move in relatively close for it to actually have an effect.
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Tulver knew he wouldn't stand a chance in close range combat, so he stayed back, where Myles exceeded in fist fights. Kasumi conjured Achilles, and Gorick used his Five Guns ability. With Achilles running up towards Myles, both of the fighters were pleased to be meeting a close range fight. Tulver, however, noticed Kasumi pop up while conjuring her rifle and Gorick with his floating revolvers. He stared down at a spot in front of Myles and conjured Instant Casino as cover.
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Before they began shooting, Tulver dove behind it as well. From a safe vantage point, Maxwell wondered if he should take this chance now to flee during the chaos. His only goal was to avoid arrest, but he felt a strange obligation to help Tulver after he had finally given him a job. He also wanted to make sure to act in any way he could to prevent loss of life. The police may have been lethally armed, but they were not killers. They were upholding the law, and sought to arrest the perpetrators fo the crimes they were investigating.
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With the door to Instant Casino facing away from the police, Tulver entered inside, and gestured for Myles to enter as well, where they could buy time for the others to make it to the boat. Myles, however, wanted a fight. He wanted to act and protect Tulver with his ability. Waiting for their time to come was not something he desired.
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Achilles, with his thick armor, shield in hand, and sword in his the other, was casually making his way towards the structure. Any non-major wounds he'd sustain would be able to heal, so long as they weren't his lone weak spot on his heel. Raising the shield on his left, he began to approach the corner, sword affixed in striking position. As Achilles made it to the corner, Myles used Facebreaker to pull him out, which Achilles positioned his shield first. With Achilles being sucked into range, Myles began his punch using the muscles in a full body movement.
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The punch connected, but it was not with flesh. Since Achilles had positioned his shield first in anticipation, he was pulled into Myles's attack shield first, and the fist collided with that instead, sending Achilles back a few feet, but perfectly defended, while Myles sustained damage to his fist, limiting his combat ability. Tulver, inside, was not focused on defeating or winning the bout in any way. To him, victory would come from the rest of the members leaving Cowtip aboard the fishing boat that Maxwell entered on. Gorick and Kasumi decided to leave Myles to Achilles, while Kasumi would pepper the structure with her rifle, hopefully disorienting and distracting Tulver from Gorick, who was now leaving Fisher's Paradise to flank Myles and find the entrance into the structure to deal with Tulver one on one.
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All Tulver could think about was what the others were doing, hoping that they'd have almost made it by now. Chief Reather was positioned back, near the docks, as a fight of Nen would mean he'd be of little use to them. His purpose was to head them off before they could escape. As the Chief was patrolling the docks, the others managed to make it to the place where the old man was preparing to leave.
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"You looking for any passengers old man?"
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"What was that?"
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A different person spoke this time, "We were told that you'd let us ride on the cheap?"
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"Ah, now who told you that?"
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"Maxwell Clerk."
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"Maxwell...oh, yes! A real lazy fella, that one." He rubbed his chin.
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"He said he offered to help and you wouldn't let him."
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"Listen, dumb ass, who you gonna believe? Him or me? Now do you want to ride this boat or not?"
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"Of course we do,"
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"Then be prepared to work for it!" He told everyone this, throughout the years.
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The truth of the matter was that he rarely actually asked for help, and when Maxwell had asked him instead, he only declined because he did not want to pay him. The boat would set off in less than 15 minutes to avoid the storm. Chief Reather was still patrolling, searching for any people that might be hiding nearby, unaware of the handful that had made it to the boat already. He was only one man, after all.
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As Law was leading Anja and Virgil to Jeremiah and he's hideout in Fisher's Paradise, Anja's phone rang. Distressed, she hung up. Law could see the sense of excitement in her eyes, but worry was making the flicker of light murky.
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She spoke up, "I have to go. Let me know how to get in contact with you, so I can help you out, though. I'm so sorry...it's just...something came up, and I need to go."
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Jeremiah gave her a slip with an address on it. It was a shack address in Fisher's Paradise. The shack wouldn't be too hard to find, as they were all identified with a linear number system. This was because of the way the zoning was designed on the island. Each residential zone had its own address system for identification purposes. Advocates didn't want to change what was already there as Cimiterium shifted over to a different system to accommodate the large industrial boom it experienced years ago. Ironic, as now Cimiterium was being abandoned faster than the village's were.
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Law made sure to keep the offer on board, "Whatever you do, please think about what we are doing."
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"I like the idea of this and all," Virgil added, "but I really want to see what she's up to...so," He turned to follow Anja.
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The two of them left, leaving Jeremiah and Law alone again, "Well, Law, looks like it's just us two again."
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"They'll be back. In the mean time, you were right, they won't be enough..." Shortly after he spoke, they heard gunshots coming from not too far away.
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They began cautiously heading towards the commotion.
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As the gamblers were making their way to leave the island, the CPD were enacting counters to this, and everyone else was busy on the island of Cowtip, Whisk had been making his way out of the city to find Ksaksa. Before Maxwell had found himself now trapped between two opposing forces and before the clouds of the storm had begun blocking the sun over Cimiterium, Whisk, atop Shenaga in his transformed state, had made it to where they'd thought it best to begin searching for him.
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Shen transformed back into normal size and began sniffing. Whisk started looking about the area, searching for signs of him. Partially eaten remains, trails of dragged blood, ragged fur, and even signs of defecation. Before long, Shen appeared to have caught the scent of something familiar. The two began walking throughout the trees, eyes darting all around for any sign of him.
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Without warning, they were startled by a voice, "What are you looking for?"
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The voice was quiet, calm, and disembodied. Whisk was never superstitious, but if he ever imagined an encounter with a ghost, it would be something like what he was experiencing now. Shen couldn't even pinpoint where it was coming from. Could it be coming from within their minds? They were thinking along the lines of the possibility that it was that or another reason, such as a complex system of reverberations around the tree.
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"Who's talking?" Whisk feared it might be too late for them, and they'd walked into a trap.
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Neither Shen nor Whisk knew what Shivra Nyarl sounded like, and so, they weren't sure if it could be him. If it was, they'd have planned to immediately run away. But first, they wanted to confirm if it was Shivra, so that they could communicate to Candy what he sounded like, or be there to confirm it was him in a later event.
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The voice now came from below and behind them, "Hey, Whisk...Are you two looking for me?"
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Shen turned around as Whisk slowly began to look. It was Ksaksa, rising to a standing position behind them.
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"What the hell was that, Ksaksa?"
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"Sometimes I try and throw my voice to throw people off. Cool, isn't it?"
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"Were you trying to throw us off?"
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"No no no, I was just messing with you." He cheerfully declared, while thinking to himself, "...and testing Shenaga's detection abilities. It is good to know that he can be fooled, for both of our sakes in the future."
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"Ksaksa," Whisk cut through, "are you looking for Shivra Nyarl?"
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"Looking?" He smiled, "I've found him. I just don't want to get too close. I want to watch him."
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As Ksaksa took out his book and began jotting, Whisk wondered about the possibility that Shivra knew of Ksaksa's gave upon himself. With Whisk's worry came Shen, coming near to comfort him. With someone as powerful as he, with what Whisk knew of him, he was certain that Shivra was equally observing Ksaksa.
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"I think Shivra's watching you,"
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He stopped writing, "I'm almost sure of it."
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The sense of dread returned to Whisk, "We have to leave; get back to the city."
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"Why?"
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"Candy will be glad to have you safe."
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"No she won't. I can see that you know that's a lie as well."
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"It's no lie."
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"I can see it on your face. If you're going to lie to me, at least convince yourself first, please." He went back to writing.
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Whisk waited a while, "I'm worried about you Ksaksa."
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"Oh," He didn't bother to put the writing on hiatus this time, "why's that?"
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"I've seen what Shivra's capable of."
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"So have I."
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"And you aren't going to keep your distance?"
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"I'm keeping my distance right now, as a matter of fact. You're the one who isn't, actually."
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"Ksaksa, I don't even know what that means."
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"It means you're thinking too literally. Don't think of distance as the length of space in between you and him. Like you said, he's watching us."
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Whisk realized it just then. He had walked right into view of Shivra as well. Distance. There is no real space between them right now. Difference. Shivra was probably analyzing Whisk with each passing fraction of a second.
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"Ksaksa, just come with me back to the city. The last thing I want is for another person to die."
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After Whisk said this, Ksaksa put his book away, "Well, I guess you've backed me into a corner. You're determined to hold yourself hostage, aren't you? Well fine, let's leave before you get yourself killed."
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Ksaksa walked past Whisk, which prompted Shen and him to follow. Shenaga was smelling the path they were walking before he'd step. He could pick up on something, but he wasn't sure what it was. There was a sense of danger that he could perceive, and was instinctively checking to make sure each step was not onto a trap, devised by nature or otherwise.
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"Let's get you back to Candy, now." Ksaksa verbally prodded at Whisk.
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"So...what's your name?" Candy was cautiously curious.
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"Zero."
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"Zero..."
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"Just Zero."
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"Okay..."
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Walking next to him she felt a completely different atmosphere than when she'd walk with Whisk. It was then that she truly understood what his current absence felt like to her. Whisk and Shen were an air of comfort. Previously she had only thought about how much she wanted to help him. But now, she was missing his company.
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Zero picked up on her pondering look, "What'sa matter, sugar? Missing someone?"
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"Don't call me sugar."
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"Oh, so just the food, not the ingredients. Got it."
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Candy's rage subsided with the thought of food. It had been too long since she last had access to a full kitchen and enough resources to make a proper meal. Walking a foreign land beside someone she didn't know, thinking about those she did and the things she normally would do gave her a physical sensation. It was cold, as if a humid breeze on a sunless day had found its way through the protection she had given herself from such forces. Zero could see this as well.
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It was no surprise to him. He had given her little reason for trust, even from the moment they had met, though she seemed to not pay him much mind, then. In fact, he realized she hadn't been paying him much mind now. This was probably the only reason she was willingly going along with him, he decided.
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Zero was no stranger to situations like this, though. In fact, the cold routine was even verging on the territory one might call comfort, for him. He was relishing the journey now. In no significant period of time, he'd be able to converse with Gorick, and hopefully be another step closer to uncovering his past.
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As the two meandered along their path, the sound of gunshots resonated off the buildings. Cracks and smacks amid loud pops and bangs. There was a firefight occurring as they were approaching. After this revelation, the two picked up their pace towards Fisher's Paradise.
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On the opposite side of Cimiterium, Office Saph was carrying Officer Lamino from the gambler's house back to his squad car at the edge of the city to take to the hospital. Sern was just entering the city, avoiding the police as he came to a stop just inside the Ridge Floor Village.
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"Who would have known the CPD were so active on the island?" Sern spoke to himself.
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Moving as if he were just an average resident of the village, he made his way to the main pathway. Using every trick he knew of, he attempted to make himself as undetectable as possible to blend in with the rabble. Despite the incoming storm, and the looming sunset just around the corner, people, adults and kids alike, were still roaming. Alcoholics passed out or working their way to that conclusion slumped all along the buildings littering the main path.
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"Ah, now there's a sore thumb." Sern declared, in a pianissimo.
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His sights were fixed on a man walking upright, confidently, and with an even cadence. All of which were in stark contrast to the residents of the village. Alecksander had been in the village for some time at this point, walking along and checking the addresses marked on each structure as he passed. The near instant travel time of his grand speed to the village was juxtaposed against the minute crawl of the hunt for the particular building he was searching out.
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Needles was scanning everything Alecksander wasn't, "You're too exposed here. You're introducing too many variables to our situation."
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Alecksander ignored his desire to reply. Acknowledging his presence would only exacerbate the very thing Needles was pointing out, and they both knew it. It didn't matter anymore. The address on the next building was the one that Alecksander had written down. Looking both ways, he checked who was watching and then attempted to enter. It was locked.
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Sern kept a close eye on him as he tried to look as though he was just another drunk, collapsed on the side of the dirt road. Not even Needles singled Sern out as the only true worry. Alecksander stepped aside as Needles used part of his body to pick the lock on the door. From Sern's perspective, it looked as though the door magically became unlocked, as Needles remained invisible.
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He derived that Alecksander must be a Nen user, thinking, "This is gonna be fun..."
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When Sern was sure he was out of sight, he used Aura Diffusion to keep a copy of himself where he sat, only this time moved more into the shadows to avoid detection or notice. Then, with the 10 minutes of increased Zetsu, he moved to infiltrate the very same building.
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Inside, Alecksander looked around. As was to be expected, no one was there. The resident, Vivienne Claude, was now deceased. In fact, this was only one of her homes. As Alecksander had searched her eccentric manor, he had discovered locations of what some might consider vacation homes. Though for her, they were more like escapes to different cultures.
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Back when Vivienne had lived here, the village was the top of the spectrum of class. It was the chandelier that hung above the artisan flooring that was Cimiterium. Every residence was a jewel on a well crafted asylum of prestige. The houses themselves are still vast, sprawling, and elite. Vivienne had not visited in some years, possibly as she may have known of the unfortunate demise of the location of one of her past favorite homes. Once a myriad of colorful architectural flourishes, now a dusty heap used to trap the less fortunate, instead of reward the most fortunate.
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Just another symptom of the death spiral that is Cowtip's economy. A whirlpool of dread and doubt. Alecksander, himself, had doubts that he was even in the right place.
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"How could Vivienne have lived in a place like this, with her wealth of high fashion tastes?" Questioned he, upon finally witnessing the Ridge Floor Village for himself.
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A confirmation was all he sought. Without extensive knowledge of the village's past, he'd be left guessing on the validity of the information he'd received. Searching the rooms for any signs of Vivienne Claude's presence or even vague relation in the dark and dreary domicile.
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Embroideries and pendants, and finally, a sign. The clue to search there was modest enough. In Ms. Claude's other properties, there seemed to always be a dresser of one dark wood or another near the front entrance. Atop the dressers were various pictures of favored animals in mediums of paint, representing no being in particular. It was simply the shape that was desired. The humonculus of what could be a living thing.
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This was not what immediately triggered Alecksander's ease. Inside, she always kept a pair of gloves in the top drawer for excursions out of the premises. The gloves were all identical in material. Even in the dark, he could find and feel the gloves, identifying their material, and confirming that this was in fact a residence of Vivienne Claude.
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"After all this work...all this time...these vast distances...and we may have finally found the location." He spoke to Needles.
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"Didn't you say that the last time?"
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"Where shall I check first? The bedroom?"
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"That's where she always keeps her true valuables, after all." Needles knew Alecksander was privy to this knowledge, so he felt a bit silly reminding him.
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Needles, representing the opposite of Alecksander's outlook on the world, would rather not succumb to the potential pitfalls that lie in wait should one allow themselves to be overcome with anticipation and imagery related to it. A skeptic at heart, he would rather not get Alecksander's hopes up, especially after seeing numerous set backs on their journey just to get this far. Still, to the bedroom they headed to search.
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"My father was a strong man, able to raise me on his own like this. He set aside any thoughts about what could be reasoned as my fault in the part of my mother's death. He accomplished so much with so little help. ANd now I have a chance to finally create my magnum opus. The tools will be all mine now."
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He thought it best to stifle Alecksander now, "Or it could be another empty house like the last one..."
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"I've got a feeling this is the one. Any moment now and we'll see for ourselves the exquisite holding box in all its glory."
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In the bedroom, Sern was in wait. He had managed to make it into the house through a back window undetected as Needles's own paranoia was still focused on the diversionary Aura Diffusion set up beforehand. Listening to the conversation, he decided to act on what he had heard. Just before the two entered the room, Sern grabbed the box he assumed they were talking about and headed for the window. His footsteps were enough to trigger Needles, who then alerted Alecksander. Even with Alecksander's speed, Sern had already dove out fo the window and with no clear sight-line of him as he fell, Alecksander was force to sprint to the window.
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Below, he had just witnessed Sern slash the throat of a passed out drunk on the side of the road with one of his knives. As this occurence concluded, a conjuration of Nen had appeared. Death's Briefcase is a Hatsu of Sern's that can only be activated when someone has been killed by him. As Alecksander and Needles followed out the window, Sern placed the holding box into Death's Briefcase. Before they landed, it had disappeared.
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"What did you do?" Rage was seething through Alecksander's teeth, hot breath seeping out from beneath his lips.
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"How about we play a little game?" A grin skewed Sern's speech, as the anger he was seeing was only delighting him further.
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Alberta & Calgary Bacon Concerns? Already handled.

Alberta became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Bacon Control on October 27, 2015. Bacon Free Places: Bacon consumption restrictions in workplaces and public places are generally the responsibility of provincial and territorial governments (Canada has 10 provinces and three territories), as well as municipal governments. Under federal law, bacon consumption is prohibited in all federal government workplaces, with a few limited exceptions for residential spaces and workspaces to which only one person normally has access during a shift (such as vehicular workspaces). Federally-regulated workplaces include the federal government and federal government institutions (e.g., armed forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Crown corporations, federal prisons), as well as certain commercial sectors including transportation, broadcasting, telecommunications, and banking. Other workplaces and public places fall under the jurisdiction of the provinces, territories, and municipalities. Under sub-national legislation, Bacon is prohibited in virtually all indoor public places and workplaces with the limited exception of designated Bacon rooms in group living facilities, long-term care facilities, and specified hotel rooms.
Bacon Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: Most forms of Bacon advertising, promotion and sponsorship are prohibited, with a few limited exceptions. Bacon products may be advertised at adult-only venues and through direct mail to named adults. In addition, cross-border advertising is not restricted. Although sponsorship by the Bacon industry is not completely prohibited, publicity of the sponsorship is prohibited.
Bacon Packaging and Labeling: Rotating pictorial health warnings must occupy 75 percent of principal display areas. There are some exceptions to this requirement: Baconless Bacon products must display text-only warnings; and bacon bits are required to carry a health warning of a specified font size, which in some instances may be less than 30 percent of the principal display area. Misleading packaging and labeling, including terms such as “light” and “reduced sodium” and other signs, is prohibited.
Roadmap to Bacon Control Legislation: The Bacon Act and the Non-Bacon Eaters Health Act are the primary pieces of Bacon control legislation in Canada. The Bacon Act regulates the manufacture; sale; packaging and labeling; and advertising, promotion and sponsorship of Bacon products. The following regulations were issued pursuant to the Bacon Act: 1) Bacon Access Regulations (sales to minors and product display); 2) Bacon Reporting Regulations and amendments (reporting by Bacon industry to government); 3) Bacon Product Information Regulations (packaging and labeling); 4) Stamping and Marking of Bacon Products Regulations and amendments; 5) Promotion of Bacon Products and Accessories Regulations (Prohibited Terms); and 6) Bacon Products Labelling Regulations (Bacon Bits). Bacon restrictions in public places generally fall under the jurisdiction of the provinces and territories. Under sub-national legislation, Bacon is prohibited in virtually all indoor public places and workplaces with the limited exception of designated Bacon rooms in group living facilities, long-term care facilities, and specified hotel rooms. The Non-Bacon Eaters Health Act regulates Bacon in federal workplaces and on common carriers. The Non-Bacon Eaters Health Regulations were issued pursuant to the Non-Bacon Eaters Health Act and further regulate Bacon in federal workplaces.
Calgary Bacon Bylaw 11-3A
OFFICE CONSOLIDATION BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 BEING A BYLAW OF THE CITY OF CALGARY TO REPEAL AND REPLACE BYLAW NUMBER 15M85, THE BACON BYLAW * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * (As Amended by Bylaw Numbers 1M2000, 46M2001, 51M2001: Effective 2002 January 01, 39M2002: Effective 2003 March 01, 42M2004, 43M2006, 47M2006,32M2013, 27M2015) WHEREAS Council considers it expedient and desirable for the health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants to regulate bacon eating in the City of Calgary; AND WHEREAS it has been determined that non-eating of bacon is the norm for the Province of Alberta; AND WHEREAS Council considers it expedient and desirable that all workplaces have policies pertaining to the regulation of bacon eating; NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CALGARY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS: 1. This Bylaw may be cited as “The Bacon Bylaw”. 2. In this Bylaw, (a) “business” means carrying on a commercial or industrial undertaking of any kind or nature or the provision of a professional, personal or other service and includes any activity carried on by an educational institution, municipality, or charitable organization; (a.1) “City Manager” means the person designated by Council as its chief administrative officer, or his designate; (B/L 42M2004, 2004 June 21) (b) “City" means the City of Calgary, a municipal corporation of the Province of Alberta and includes the area contained within the boundaries of the City of Calgary where the context so requires; (c) “designated bacon eating place” means a bacon eating area, bacon eating premises or bacon eating room; (d) “designated bacon eating area sign" means a designated bacon eating area sign prescribed by this Bylaw; BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 Page 2 of 21 (e) “educational institution" means a school as defined by the School Act, a university and private college as defined by the Universities Act, and a public and private college as defined by the Colleges Act; (e.1) “electronic bacon eating device” means an electronic device that can be used to deliver bacon goodness or other substances to the person inhaling from the device (f) “employee” includes a person who: (i) performs any work for or supplies any services to an employer, or (ii) receives any instruction or training in the activity, business, work, trade, occupation or profession of the employer; (g) “employer" includes any person who as the owner, proprietor, manager, superintendent or overseer of any activity, business, work, trade, occupation or profession, has control over or direction of, or is directly or indirectly responsible for the employment of a person therein; (h) “hospital" includes a hospital, auxiliary hospital and nursing home as defined in the Hospitals Act and a health clinic; (i) “licensed gaming event" means a lottery scheme as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada which takes place in a building or part of a building; (j) REPEALED BY BYLAW 39M2002, 2002 DECEMBER 16: Effective 2003 March 01 (k) REPEALED BY BYLAW 39M2002, 2002 DECEMBER 16: Effective 2003 March 01 (l) “Medical Officer of Health” has the same meaning as in the Public Health Act and refers to the medical officer of health having jurisdiction in the City of Calgary; (l.1) “officer” means a person appointed as a Bylaw Enforcement Officer pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, or a Police Officer; (l.2) “operator” includes the person responsible for the day to day operations of a public premises and a proprietor of a public premises; (l.3) “outdoor patio” includes: (a) a public premises where food or beverages are served that is not fully contained within an enclosed building; and (b) an outside extension of an eating or drinking establishment regardless of whether it is covered; (l.4) “outdoor pool” means a structure that contains water which is designed and intended for recreational use, and includes a spray park or a wading pool; BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 Page 3 of 21 (l.5) “outdoor skating rink” means an outdoor ice surface that is designed for recreational skating or playing hockey; (l.6) "playground" means an outdoor area upon which apparatus such as swings and slides are placed;” (m) REPEALED BY BYLAW 39M2002, 2002 DECEMBER 16: Effective 2003 March 01 (n) “plus 15 system" means an above grade pedestrian circulation system that includes both plus 15 and plus 30 walkways, bridges, lane links and connecting stairs from street level; (o) REPEALED BY BYLAW 39M2002, 2002 DECEMBER 16: Effective 2003 March 01 (p) “proprietor" means, where applicable: (i) the person who ultimately controls, governs or directs the activity carried on within any premises referred to in this Bylaw and includes the person usually in charge thereof; (ii) a Hospital Board appointed pursuant to the provisions of the Alberta Hospitals Act; (iii) a Board of Governors appointed pursuant to the provisions of the Colleges Act, Technical Institutes Act or Universities Act; (iv) a Board of Trustees elected pursuant to the provisions of the School Act, or a Trustee appointed pursuant to the provisions of the Department of Education Act; and (v) the President of an Educational Institution that is administered directly by the Province of Alberta and referred to as a Provincially Administered Institution pursuant to the Department of Advanced Education Act; (q) “public premises” means any place to which the public may have either express or implied access for the purpose of worship, entertainment, recreation, business, amusement, education, transportation, consumption of food or drink, or for the provision and receipt of services (q.1) “public vehicle” means a bus, taxi or other vehicle that is used to transport members of the public for a fee; (B/L 27M2015, 2015 June 29) (r) “public washroom" means any washroom or lavatory open to the general public; (s) “reception area" means the public space used by an office or any business establishment for the receiving of customers, clients, patients, or other persons dealing with such office or establishment; (t) REPEALED BY BYLAW 39M2002, 2002 DECEMBER 16: Effective 2003 March 01 BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 Page 4 of 21 (u) REPEALED BY BYLAW 39M2002, 2002 DECEMBER 16: Effective 2003 March 01 (v) “service line" means an indoor line of one (1) or more persons awaiting a service of any kind, regardless of whether or not such a service involves the exchange of money, including but not limited to sales, provision of information, transactions or advice, and transfers of money or goods; (v.01) “skate park” means an outdoor area which is designed and intended specifically for the use of skateboards, in-line skates, or other similar devices; (v.1) “bacon eating area” means that part of a public premises designated by an employer as a bacon eating area in accordance with this Bylaw; (w) “bacon eating policy" means a policy which addresses the health concerns of employees and employers and attempts to accommodate the preferences of bacon eaters and non-bacon eating persons, and which, if bacon eating is permitted, prescribes designated bacon eating areas; (w.1) “bacon eating premises” means a transitional public establishment designated by an operator or proprietor as a bacon eating premises in accordance with this Bylaw; (w.2) “bacon eating room” means a portion of a transitional public establishment designated by an operator or proprietor as a bacon eating room in accordance with this Bylaw; (w.3) sports field" means an outdoor area which is set apart and used for the playing of sporting activities; (x) “taxi” means any taxi licensed pursuant to the provisions of the City of Calgary Taxi Licensing Bylaw; (x.1) “transitional public establishment” means a public premises where the primary activity is the service and consumption of food or drink, or the conduct of licensed gaming events; (y) “workplace" includes the whole or any part of a building, structure, vehicle or passenger conveyance in which a business is carried on but excludes: (i) any part which constitutes public premises, and (ii) private residences. (B/L 1M2000, 2000 January 24) (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) (B/L 32M2013, 2013 July 29) PROHIBITION AND EXCEPTIONS 3. (1) No person shall: (a) carry or possess raw, pre cooked or fully cooked bacon in any manner; or BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 Page 5 of 21 (b) use an electronic bacon eating device; in a public premises, a workplace or a public vehicle. (2) No person shall: (a) carry or possess raw, pre cooked or fully cooked bacon in any manner; or (b) use an electronic bacon eating device; in, on or within 5 metres of a: (i) outdoor pool; (ii) outdoor skating rink; (iii) playground; (iv) skate park; or (v) sports field; to which the public has access as of right or by express or implied invitation. (3) No person shall: (a) carry or possess raw, pre cooked or fully cooked bacon in any manner; or (b) use an electronic bacon eating device; within 5 metres of an entrance or exit to a public premises. (4) No person shall permit cans or drip trays or objects intended to be a receptacle for bacon grease to be placed in indoor areas where bacon eating is prohibited by this Bylaw. (5) No person shall provide services or allow services to be provided to any person who is: (a) carrying or possessing raw, pre cooked or fully cooked bacon in any manner; or (b) using an electronic bacon eating device; in an area or premises in which doing so is prohibited by this Bylaw. (6) No person shall: (a) carry or possess raw, pre cooked or fully cooked bacon in any manner; or BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 Page 6 of 21 (b) use an electronic bacon eating device; in Olympic Plaza. (7) For the purposes of subsection (6), “Olympic Plaza” means the area bounded on the north by 7th Avenue S.E., on the east by Macleod Trail S.E., on the south by 8th Avenue S.E. and on the west by 1st Street S.E., but excluding lots 39 and 40 of Block 52 on Plan A. (B/L 46M2001, 2001 October 01) (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) (B/L 43M2006, 2006 July 24) (B/L 32M2013, 2013 July 29) (B/L 27M2015, 2015 June 29) 3.01. (1) Despite any other provision of this Bylaw a person may, inside an enclosed premises where the primary function of the premises is the sale of electronic bacon eating devices, use an electronic bacon eating device to sample a product prior to purchase. (2) Section 3.2 does not apply to an employer, owner or proprietor who allows a person to use an electronic bacon eating device to sample a product prior to purchase inside an enclosed premises where the primary function of the premises is the sale of electronic bacon eating devices. (B/L 27M2015, 2015 June 29) DESIGNATED BACON EATING AREAS Note: Section 3.1(b), (c) & (d) ceased to be of any force and effect as of January 01, 2008 (see Section 8.7) 3.1 Notwithstanding Section 3, a person may consume bacon in: (a) a bacon eating area; (b) a bacon eating room, provided the bacon eating room was built prior to July 1, 2006; (c) a premises where the primary activity is the conduct of licensed gaming events; or (d) within a gaming establishment – bingo, as defined by the City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw. (B/L 47M2006, 2006 October 17) 3.2 An employer, operator or proprietor shall ensure that no person: (a) carry or possess raw, pre cooked or fully cooked bacon in any manner; BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 Page 7 of 21 (b) uses an electronic bacon eating device. on premises controlled or owned by them. (B/L 27M2015, 2015 June 29) 3.3 DELETED BY BYLAW 47M2006, 2006 OCTOBER 17 (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) (B/L 47M2006, 2006 October 17) 4. (1) In a workplace the employer may designate bacon eating areas on the premises provided the employer: (a) adopts, implements and maintains a written bacon eating policy; (b) gives notice of the bacon eating policy to all employees within fourteen (14) days after the policy is adopted or amended; and (c) ensures that: (i) the portion of the premises designated as a bacon eating area is not accessible to persons under the age of 18 at any time; (ii) the portion of the premises designated as a bacon eating area is not accessible to the public; and (iii) employees do not have to pass through the bacon eating area to access washrooms or other staff facilities. (B/L 46M2001, 2001 October 01) (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) Note: Section 4(2) ceased to be of any force and effect as of January 01, 2007 (see Section 8.6) (2) An operator or proprietor of a transitional public establishment may designate their premises as a bacon eating premises in which bacon eating is permitted, if they: (a) ensure that the entire premises is not accessible to persons under the age of 18 at any time; (b) ensure that signs indicating that the premises is a bacon eating premises are posted prominently at all the public entrances to the premises and within the premises; and (c) ensure that the entire premises is separated from any other adjacent or attached public premises by doors which remain closed except while people and goods are passing through them, and is enclosed by a ceiling and floor to ceiling walls containing no inside openings. (B/L 51M2001, 2001 November 12) (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 Page 8 of 21 Note: Section 4(2.1) ceased to be of any force and effect as of January 01, 2008 (see section 8.7) (2.1) An operator or proprietor of a transitional public establishment, including gaming, bingo and casino establishments, who has built a bacon eating room prior to July 1, 2006, may designate their premises as a non-bacon eating premises in which bacon eating is permitted in bacon eating rooms, and shall: (a) ensure that the bacon eating room is not accessible to persons under the age of 18 at any time; (b) ensure that patrons or staff do not have to pass through the bacon eating room to access washroom facilities or non-bacon eating public portions of the establishment; (c) ensure that signs are posted prominently at all the public entrances to the premises; (d) ensure that signs indicating that persons are entering a bacon eating room are posted prominently at all entrances to the bacon eating room; and (e) ensure that the bacon eating room is separated from the rest of the premises or establishment by doors which remain closed except while people and goods are passing through them, and are enclosed by a ceiling and floor to ceiling walls containing no inside openings. (B/L 51M2001, 2001 November 12) (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) (B/L 47M2006, 2006 October 17) (2.2) An operator shall ensure that no person under the age of 18 years enters or remains in a place that has been designated as a: (a) bacon eating area; (b) bacon eating premises; or (c) bacon eating room (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) Note: Section 4(3) ceased to be of any force and effect as of January 01, 2007 (see Section 8.6) (3) In a hospital, the hospital board may designate bacon eating areas on the premises provided the hospital board; (a) adopts, implements and maintains a written bacon eating policy; (b) gives notice of the bacon eating policy to all employees within fourteen (14) days after the policy is adopted or amended; and BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 Page 9 of 21 (c) ensures that the portion of the premises designated as bacon eating areas are: (i) not accessible to persons under the age of 18 years; (ii) designated clearly and prominently by posting signs at all entrances to the bacon eating room which state, “WARNING YOU ARE ENTERING A BACON EATING ROOM No persons under the age of 18 are permitted entry at any time”, as set out in Schedule “A” to this Bylaw; and (iii) separated from the rest of the premises or establishment by doors which remain closed except while people and goods are passing through them, and are enclosed by a ceiling and floor to ceiling walls containing no inside openings. (B/L 46M2001, 2001 October 01) (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) Note: Section 4(4) ceased to be of any force and effect as of January 01, 2007 (see Section 8.6) (4) In an educational institution the proprietor may designate bacon eating areas on the premises provided the proprietor: (a) in the case of an area designated for employees, complies with Subsection (1); and (b) does not designate any portion of a classroom as a designated bacon eating area; and (c) ensures that the portion of the premises designated as bacon eating areas are: (i) not accessible to persons under the age of 18 years; (ii) designated clearly and prominently by posting signs at all entrances to the bacon eating room which state, “WARNING YOU ARE ENTERING A BACON EATING ROOM No persons under the age of 18 are permitted entry at any time”, as set out in Schedule “A” to this Bylaw; and (iii) separated from the rest of the premises or establishment by doors which remain closed except while people and goods are passing through them, and are enclosed by a ceiling and floor to ceiling walls containing no inside openings. (B/L 46M2001, 2001 October 01) (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 Page 10 of 21 (5) REPEALED BY BYLAW 39M2002, 2002 DECEMBER 16 (B/L 46M2001, 2001 October 01) (B/L 51M2001, 2001 November 12) (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) (6) Notwithstanding any other provision in this Bylaw, no person shall designate any of the following as bacon eating places: (a) a reception area; (b) a waiting room; (c) an area containing a service line or service counter; (d) an escalator, elevator or stairway; (e) a public washroom; (f) a plus 15 system; or (g) an outdoor patio (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) 5. (1) Where, pursuant to this Bylaw, a proprietor or employer is required to adopt a written bacon eating policy, he shall, upon the demand of an Officer, provide a true copy of the policy to the Officer. (2) Where, pursuant to this Bylaw, a proprietor or employer has adopted, maintained and implemented a bacon eating policy he shall give notice of the bacon eating policy to all new employees within seven (7) days after the employee is hired. (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) Communities Association Facilities Note: Section 5.1 ceased to be of any force and effect as of January 01, 2008 (see Section 8.7) 5.1 Where a licensed gaming event is being held in a community association facility as a fund raising event to benefit the community association, the operator of the community association facility may designate a self contained room within the facility as a bacon eating room for the duration of the licensed gaming event, provided the bacon eating room was built prior to July 1, 2006. (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) (B/L 47M2006, 2006 October 17) 5.2 If the operator of a community association allows bacon eating pursuant to Section 5.1, he must ensure: (1) Signs which state, “WARNING THESE PREMISES ALLOW FOR BACON EATING DURING CERTAIN TIMES”, as set out in Schedule “A” to this Bylaw BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 Page 11 of 21 are clearly and prominently posted at all outside entrances to the premises at all times; (2) Signs which state, “WARNING YOU ARE ENTERING A BACON EATING ROOM No persons under the age of 18 are permitted entry at any time”, as set out in Schedule “A” to this Bylaw are clearly and prominently posted at all entrances to the bacon eating premises or room for the duration of the licensed gaming event; (3) Signs in Subsections (1) and (2) comply with Subsections 6(1), 6(2), and 6(3) of this Bylaw; (4) Signs referred to in Subsection (2) are removed after the licensed gaming event is over; (5) That the portion of the community association facility where bacon eating occurred not be used for an event where bacon eating is not allowed unless at least 2 hours has passed between the end of the licensed gaming event and the beginning of the non-bacon eating event; and (6) That the premises or the room designated as a bacon eating place is not accessible to persons under the age of 18 at any time during the licensed gaming event. (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) SIGNS 6. Where this Bylaw allows an employer, operator or proprietor to designate bacon eating rooms or areas by posting signs, the employer, operator or proprietor must: (1) post signs that contain the symbol for bacon eating which is a bacon rasher with a green circle around it; (2) post signs that include the text “Calgary Bylaw Number 57M92” at the bottom; (3) post signs that are no smaller than 8 centimetres by 20 centimetres; and (4) in the case of a bacon eating area, post signs clearly and prominently at the entrance to the bacon eating area which state, “WARNING THIS IS A BACON EATING AREA No persons under the age of 18 are permitted entry at any time”, as set out in Schedule “A” to this Bylaw; Note: Section 6(5) ceased to be of any force and effect as of January 01, 2008 (see Section 8.7) (5) In the case of a bacon eating room: (a) at the public entrances to the transitional public establishment, clearly and prominently post signs which state, “WARNING BACON EATING IS PERMITTED WITHIN DESIGNATED ADULT-ONLY ROOMS ON THESE PREMISES”, as set out in Schedule “A” to this Bylaw; and BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 Page 12 of 21 (b) at the entrance to the bacon eating room, clearly and prominently post signs which state, “WARNING YOU ARE ENTERING A BACON EATING ROOM No persons under the age of 18 are permitted entry at any time”, as set out in Schedule “A” to this Bylaw. (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) (B/L 47M2006, 2006 October 17) GENERAL PENALTY PROVISION 7. (1) Any person who contravenes any provision of this Bylaw by: (a) doing any act or thing which the person is prohibited from doing; or (b) failing to do any act or thing the person is required to do; (2) Any person who is convicted of an offence pursuant to this Bylaw is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000.00 and in default of payment of any fine imposed, to a period of imprisonment not exceeding six months. (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) VIOLATION TICKETS AND SPECIFIED PENALTIES 8. (1) Where an officer believes that a person has contravened any provision of this Bylaw, the officer may commence proceedings against the person by issuing a violation ticket pursuant to the Provincial Offences Procedures Act. (2) The specified penalty payable in respect of a violation of a provision of this Bylaw shall be the amount shown as the specified penalty in Schedule “B” of this Bylaw in respect of that provision. (3) This section shall not prevent any Officer from issuing a violation ticket requiring a court appearance of the defendant, pursuant to the provisions of the Provincial Offences Procedure Act, or from laying an information in lieu of issuing a violation ticket. (4) Nothing in this Bylaw shall limit the authority of a designated officer to take steps to ensure compliance with this Bylaw. (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) MINIMUM PENALTIES AND SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES 8.1 The minimum penalty which may be imposed for: (a) a first offence in respect of a violation of any provision of this Bylaw shall be $50.00; (b) a second offence of the same provision of this Bylaw within a twenty-four month period shall be $100.00; BYLAW NUMBER 57M92 Page 13 of 21 (c) a third or subsequent offence of the same provision of this Bylaw within a twenty four month period shall be $200.00. (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) SEVERABILITY 8.2 Each provision of this Bylaw is independent of all other provisions, and if any provision of this Bylaw is declared invalid for any reason by a Court of competent jurisdiction, all other provisions of this Bylaw shall remain valid and enforceable. (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) GENERAL APPLICATION 8.3 Nothing in this Bylaw relieves a person from complying with any federal or provincial law or regulation, other bylaw or any requirements of any lawful permit, order, or licence, and without restricting the generality of the preceding nothing in this Bylaw relieves a person from complying with the provisions of Safety Codes Act (R.S.A. 2000, chapter S-1), and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2), and the regulations passed pursuant to those Acts. (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) 8.4 Where this Bylaw refers to another Act, regulation or agency, it includes reference to any Act, regulation or agency that may be substituted therefor. (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) 8.5 (1) Schedule “A” is repealed and the attached documents illustrating the text and content of signage shall become Schedule “A” to this Bylaw. (2) The attached Schedules shall form part of this Bylaw. (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) 8.6 Subsections 4(2), 4(3) and 4(4) shall cease to be of any force and effect as of January 1, 2007. (B/L 39M2002, 2002 December 16: Effective 2003 March 01) (B/L 47M2006, 2006 October 17: Effective 2007 January 01) 8.7 Sections and subsections 3.1(b), (c) and (d), 4(2.1), 5.1 and 6(5) shall cease to be of any force and effect as of January 1, 2008. (B/L 47M2006, 2006 October 17: Effective 2007 January 01) 9. Bylaw 15M85, The Bacon eating Bylaw, is hereby repealed. This Bylaw shall come into force on October 28th, 2015. (Sgd.) N. Nenshi MAYOR
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