“You speak of the ancient among your race as if they’ve lost their usefulness. I don’t understand this.”
The Constellation Shelter, also sometimes referred to as the Nectar Hut, is the main hub for the sylvari. It could be considered a tavern akin to Divinity’s Reach’ The Busted Flagon, but at a much grander scale, hence requiring it own section.
Here we learn more of the casual nature of the sylvari as well as their interaction with the other races. Such as the charr travelers. “No argument. These daisies make me more nervous than a swarm of undead.” And asurans. “I met an asura once. He had an arm made of silver and gems.”
The sylvari also favor nectar a lot, hence why it is sometimes called the Nectar Hut among the sylvari. Other than that, the race take great pride in sparring. “You both know I was the victor today!”
There is so much more in here so be sure to read through it all!
CS01Citizen: An asura just walked in.
Citizen (2): Really? An asura? Where?
Citizen: Shhhhh! Keep your voice down. Over there.
Citizen (2): I met an asura once. He had an arm made of silver and gems.
Citizen (3): You’re nectared.
Citizen (2): No, I’ve only had a couple. I’m serious. He had a silver hand and forearm attached to an elbow stump.
Citizen (3): I saw that in the Dream too! (laugh)
Citizen (2): (laugh) Me too!
Citizen: I didn’t. (laugh)
CS02Citizen: Did Cook put anything unusual in the stew tonight?
Hostess: That depends. Do you consider manroot and charred rabbit chunks unusual?
Citizen: No, I call that delicious!
Hostess: (laughter) That’s the correct answer.
CS03Citizen: Did you see the charr that arrived yesterday?
Citizen (2): I saw. If I had my way, I’d have slaughtered it for its insolence to the firstborn.
Citizen: We are all physical manifestations of some element of the Dream. We all have a role to play.
Citizen (2): If that’s true, then that charr is the physical manifestation of heartburn.
CS04Citizen: Go get us more nectar, will you? It’s your turn.
Citizen (2): For everyone?
Citizen (3): Yes, please.
Citizen (2): Hostess! More nectar here, please!
Citizen (3): (laugh) Nice manners.
Citizen (2): What? I said “please.”
CS05Citizen: Good day, what are you serving?
Hostess: I’ve still got a good supply, but thank you for checking. Can I pour you some nectar?
Citizen: I’ll be back in a couple days.
Hostess: That’s very kind of you. Have a balmy evening.
CS06Citizen: Hello, beautiful. May I have a cup of nectar, when you get a moment?
Hostess: Of course. Find a seat. I’ll bring it to you.
CS07Citizen: How’s your day unfolding?
Hostess: It dawned well, but it’s growing busier by the moment.
Citizen (2): Don’t work too hard.
CS08Citizen: I felt echoes of you this morning. Is everything all right?
Citizen (2): Everything’s fine now. I thought my pet was ill, but it turned out to be a hairball.
Citizen: (laugh) Never underestimate the power of a hairball to make one sad.
Citizen (2): (laugh)
CS09Citizen: I felt its emotions so strongly, it nearly knocked me off my feet.
Citizen (2): How terrifying for you. What did you do?
Citizen: I grabbed onto the nearest thing, which turned out to be a norn. He nearly knocked me off my feet too.
Citizen (2): (laugh)
CS10Citizen: I’d have won if my strap hadn’t broken. You were tiring.
Citizen (2): You misinterpret the Dream. I was catching my second bloom of strength.
Citizen (3): You’re ignoring me. You both know I was the victor today!
Citizen: Wherever did you get that idea? We had to pull you out of the mud!
CS11Citizen: I’ve never heard the calling, but I feel like I was meant for something more. When the time comes, I will answer.
CS12Citizen: Never underestimate the wisdom of retreat in the face of overwhelming odds.
CS13Citizen: Oh my. Would you look at that.
CS14Citizen: Our cook makes amazing dishes. I think you’ll be pleased.
Asuran Traveler: As long as his food and drink are more interesting than his conversation, I’ll be happy.
CS15Citizen: The Pale Tree would cry if she saw what we had to do.
CS16Citizen: Then she kissed me, like we’ve seen humans do. She put her lips on mine.
Citizen (2): And?
Citizen: Then she turned around and kissed someone else. And then someone else!
CS17Citizen: There are times, fleeting times, when I envy the Soundless.
Citizen (2): I know what you mean. But I wouldn’t give up my connection to the Dream for anything.
CS18Citizen: There’s no place like the Grove.
CS19Citizen: They say that failure makes you stronger.
CS20Citizen: What can I do to help you prepare for tomorrow’s meals?
Council Cook: The firstborn have numerous guests, so I appreciate the offer.
Council Cook: There are herbs to chop and meat to marinate.
Citizen: Have the hunters provided you with enough meat?
Council Cook: Yes. They were diligent.
Citizen: What are we serving?
Council Cook: The firstborn love my rosemary chicken and walnut-fenugreek soup. We’ll start there.
CS21Norn Traveler: Tomorrow, we go.
Charr Traveler: No argument. These daisies make me more nervous than a swarm of undead.
CS22Warden: I can’t wait to grow old. Can you imagine? Human bodies change so dramatically.
Warden (2): I shall be beautiful when I’m old. I’ll be dignified and strong, like they describe the human queen.
Warden: Oh, she’s very old, from what I’ve heard. Already almost thirty.
CS23Warden: You speak of the ancient among your race as if they’ve lost their usefulness. I don’t understand this.
Human Traveler: Just wait. In another 50 years or so, when you’re old, you’ll get it.