Clan Raxis Embassy, Commenor
Mandalore mourns her children. Gray had experienced the suffering that the devastation of Mandalore had on her people. Efforts had been made to fix it and even more was being done. Raxis Independent Designs had made new products for helping to restore the planet and was actively working with other Mandalorian companies towards that goal. But while there was hope for the long term there was pressing matters in the present. People starved without the ability to grow food and clean water was rapidly becoming harder to find. This had pushed people to raiding which in turn caused suffering for others as well. It was something that needed to be addressed, and so Gray was moving to fix today's problem they could.
The solution that Gray came up with was to hold a charity auction to raise funds. It could not be held on Mandalore for various reasons so instead he chose Commenor. It was a neutral location for most of the galaxy and he had a more personal reason. Lady Kay was family. She agreed to let it take place at the Clan Raxis Embassy in the capital, and so everything was finally set. All he had to do was organize the event itself.
The Embassy hall looked like the ball room of a royal palace. Tables with silk table clothes colored dark blue or gray in a checkerboard pattern lined the floor. Silverware and plates made from real silver sat in front of every chair. Servers carried trays with glasses of rich wine and bubbling champagne walked around looking for thirsty guests. Vibrant music played from a live band and a section of the floor was clear for people to dance together at. It was Commenor refinement, but the Mandalorian influence could not be lost. Dark blue and gray banners hung with the Raxis wolf on them from the ceiling along with Mandalorian Empire and Commenor System Alliance banners. Mandalorian guards were posted around the room in places that kept them out of people's way but allowed ease of action in case of trouble. Some of these protectors wore the Raxis armor dyed in the same color as the table clothes and banners. The rest hailed from other clans. It might be a refined place but it was clear it was also not a place to start up trouble.
Gray walked up to the main stage. He was not wearing his armor tonight instead having a stylish suit. It was all in the same colors as his clansmen's armor was. A gray scarf covered in Mandalorian symbols was across his eyes. He gave a friendly smile as he faced the gathered crowd. He spoke into the mic, " Thank you all for coming. It means a lot that you showed up to help out Mandalore in her time of need. My name is Gray Raxis and I know that my people are not known for this sort of thing, so again I thank you. As a Mandalorian I will do anything for my homeworld and tonight that means being your host for this charity auction. A list of all the lots are in front of you, but let me explain the event. Each lot is the name of a person who has volunteered for one reason or another to be bid on. Whoever wins gets to enjoy an evening of dinner and dance. It, as well as this event, will be fully paid for by myself and Clan Raxis. We will begin the auction soon so until then please everyone get one last dance in, grab some food from the buffet, and drink another glass. If anyone feels like making a donation separate from the auction please do not hesitate at any time. Enjoy yourselves and let's have a good auction to help feed the starving children of Mandalore!"
Gray walked off the stage and headed for the main floor. It was hard to say how these things were going to go. It could end with a lot of donations or with hardly any. All he wanted was for enough to provide more for the people that needed it most. He went over to his table near the entrance to the stage and sat down. He had a bottle of brandy waiting for him. His mother's favorite drink and something more in line with the other drinks than scotch or whiskey would be. He poured himself a glass and took a long drink. Things were about to begin soon.
A: Gray Raxis
E: Amanda Kryze
F: Mystery Lot
OOC: Anyone is welcome to join, but I do ask that you be respectful. Have fun though everyone and try to get that date you want!
Edited by Gray Raxis, 03 February 2018 - 11:00 PM.