"Sold your gear?" The arena master guffawed at the thought, clearly not buying Kaze's story. "Whatever you say, greenhorn. Go off and wander around a bit, and come back when you don't have a date with the Captain." With that, the man stood tall and crossed his arms in front of himself, acting as though the exchange never happened.
Masaru happily returned the handshakes from his fellow hunters, almost falling stumbling and falling flat on the ground from the force of Marta's very firm shake. "A pleasure to meet the both of you," the bespectacled young man said with a smile after regaining his posture, "and yes, it is rather unfortunate that the captain isn't in a proper situation for greetings and mission briefings at the moment. In the meantime, we should start familiarizing ourselves with one another."
Masaru hadn't even opened his mouth to respond when Marta suddenly began stripping herself of her armor, leaving her to stand in nothing but a crop top and a pair of shorts. Understandably, the younger hunter felt his face flush bright red afterwards as he stammered words out. "M-M-Marta, I understand that the heat is qu-quite irksome, but there's a time and place for everything. This is neither the time nor place fo-" Masaru sighed, realizing that his words were falling on deaf ears. He turned to Asuka and spoke to her instead. "...Is she always like this, by any chance?"
"Nice ta meet ye, Tyrin!" Grinning, the burly man happily shook the other hunter's hand, a fittingly firm and strong grip for someone of his size. "I'm sure Charlie's happy ta meet yer furry friend as well."
"I'm only happy 'cos anotha Felyne shares my pain, comprende? I couldn't care less about 'im otherwise, not even if he was swimmin' in zenny."
"Well, it's good to know yer not a gold digger then, Charlie!" Magnus gave a bellowing, hearty laugh, to which his companion responded with a swat on the nose. "Aye," the Pokke-born hunter confirmed, tenderly rubbing his nose, "sharp tongues an'
"But don't worry about me stealin' any of yer thunder, comrade," Magnus digressed from the Palico discussion, "while yer out in the vanguard bludgeoning monsters ta death, I'll be hangin' in the back filling them with more holes than Bhernese cheese with me arrows!" Magnus again laughed, 'lightly' patting Tyrin's back.
the megaphone system suddenly rang out. ALL ROOKIE HUNTERS WHO HAVE ARRIVED BY AIRSHIP OVER THE PAST WEEK AND HAVE NOT YET BEEN BRIEFED BY THE CAPTAIN ARE TO MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE GUILD HALL AND MEET WITH HIM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU CANNOT FIND YOUR WAY, PLEASE WAIT WHERE YOU ARE AND YOU SHALL BE ESCORTED TO THE GUILD HALL BY THE STREET PATROL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION.