Yukimi - Tieren North Market -> The Dusty Pugilist Tavern - @Anyone A faint breeze sent loose sand scattering across the street. It was emptier than usual, to an almost eerie extent; it had been for the past 3 days. NPCs still scurried about on their daily business, and as usual, Yukimi found herself admiring just how well-made their AI was. She could hear the faint, rhythmic, out of tune note of a hammer striking steel and smiled a little - it was nice to see people had begun to recover from their initial shock and were learning to make the most of the situation. As usual, snow fox Kemono walked in the shade of the mudstone buildings lining the square; she wasn't particularly fond of the desert sun to say the least. As she approached her destination, the general drone of conversation increased gradually, but dropped a little when she entered the building, which made her ego grow a little. She didn't think she'd ever get tired of being instantly recognizable to anyone who kept up with the intercity PVP league. She looked around briefly, giving enough time for conversation to return to normal, before leaning against the back wall next to a couple of Players she had partied with a few times. The first was a tall, blond haired Allyrian clad head to toe in very heavy and expensive looking blue plate and wielding an 8 foot long hammer. This was the leader of the largest guild in Terien, the Iron Legion. The second was no less intimidating as an Orog of the largest height setting, almost 8 foot himself and with 4 canines that stuck out over his lip, who was renowned as the most annoyingly persuasive person in the city - truly a politician to be reckoned with despite his guild having only 12 members - the bare minimum to be recognised as an official guild with a say in the senate. They greeted one another, the Allyrian briefly pointing out that he wasn't the least bit surprised to see either of them here, but a little relieved. A couple of minutes passed, before the Orog clapped to get attention and announced that "the meeting regarding the event now formally known as Day Zero and our plans as a city from here onwards will begin in 10 minutes. Please find somewhere to stand where you can still hear me."