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The Voyages of the Airship "Crimson Lady"
An "Abney Park's Airship Pirates" game
Searching for a doctor 
19th-Aug-2013 03:45 pm
This entry is intended forlily_chesapeake

The building is unremarkable for High Tortouga, distinguished simply by the two brass plaques attached to the door. The larger, more prominent one reads, "Dr. C. Raeburn, Surgeon," while the smaller one underneath it states, "Artifical limbs a specialty."

Through the door is a hall with an armed receptionist with an artificial leg and a waiting room off to hall. Most visitors only see this and an examining room, but for a visiting doctor...

Doctor Raeburn's office is a modest size, with a large desk and a bookcase aginst one wall. There are a couple of padded chairs facing the desk. Behind the desk is a woman, dressed practically in trousers with jacket and waistcoat underneath, her hair dark with a noticable grey hairs mixed in.

She rises to meet her visitor. Pleasantries are exchanged and the conversation begins in earnest.
20th-Aug-2013 01:43 pm (UTC)
Lily projects an aura of competent professionalism as greetings are exchanged.

"Forgive my candor, Dr. Raeburn, but I shall move straight to business. Our crew has recently expanded, and we are in need of another ship's surgeon for the newest vessel in our fleet. You have come highly recommended; would you be interested in the job?"
20th-Aug-2013 08:35 pm (UTC)
"Perhaps," replies Dr. Raeburn. "Normally I immediately refuse such requests, due to space needs. We put together our own mechanical limbs so we need additional space beyond a standard sickbay."

"But if you are looking for a doctor for your frigate, then we have room, pardon the pun," she says, "to negotiate."

"My family goes too. Stephan is my principal tecnician and assistant, and Kim's been helping us both out for years now. Our equiptment goes too. I expect to have suitable supplies- mechanical parts, as well as typical medical supplies."
21st-Aug-2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
Lily grins. "You are most perceptive, Doctor. It is indeed the frigate for which we seek a surgeon." She pauses. "And as our Ship's Master aboard the Lady has a mechanical prosthetic limb, a physician working with such devices would be welcome.'

"As to the mechanical parts, we shall have to finalize things with Admiral Aerovane and our quartermaster, but I believe we shall be able to accommodate your request. We also have a small group of mechanics on our crew; perhaps they would be able to help as well."

She gives Dr. Raeburn a conspiratorial wink. "You needn't worry about your family, either. Two of my sisters are my nurses, and the other two work elsewhere on the Lady. And the admiral knows the value of family as well." She pauses. "You'll all also have victuals and berth, of course, as well as a share in any profits." Beat. "Does that suit you?"
21st-Aug-2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
Dr. Raeburn nods. "That sounds agreeable. We'll want to see the space, and we'll need to work out the details of our contract, but yes, I am interested."

"Now, I'm sure you'll want to meet everyone and take a look at our facilities."
21st-Aug-2013 06:19 pm (UTC) - OOC
Will use "Kay" rather than "Kim" to prevent confusion
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