Pyrite Town | Late Morning | 3
He looks confused. Why is he so confused? Can he really not know that the undead are attracted to noise? And he was practically yelling a minute before!
Oh well, at least he's conversing in a normal speaking volume now. "Y-Yes, actually; I couldn't fend off the Undead by myself and I was looking for others to help me reclaim it. Phenac is on top of one of the few known aquifers for quite a ways. As well as being the best stocked and built and etc." He gives a little laugh, and while it's not condescending, Diantha finds herself feeling wary.
"And I didn't mean any offense by your ensemble; the people that lived here in Pyrite were, well, trash. Gangs, druggies, prostitutes, you name it, it was here. Pyrite was the seedy underbelly to Orre, and beneath it, an even seedier underbelly known as the 'Under'."
Patience. Find your patience. She needs to be diplomatic, not aggressive.
"You look far too healthy to be from Pyrite, is all. I didn't mean to insult." His hand is still held out, and Diantha ignores it, staring him straight in the eyes. "But... I don't think I caught either of your names in all that, Ms...?"
"Diane, and this is my lifelong friend, Cosette" she says, opting to hand out her alias, keeping her voice calm and even. "I've met people from Pyrite. I don't know what stories you've heard to make you believe such things, and maybe I should give you the benefit of the doubt, but you're not making me very inclined to help you right now by insulting a large swathe of people whose lives were awful before the world collapsed."
"Are there any survivors in Phenac?" The Gardevoir. "Is there anyone else we could be helping."
"Yes, that's a concern. If there are others in dire need there's more important things to do than discuss this." Calling someone out on gross behavior is not more important than saving lives. "Is Phenac overrun, or is there a food shortage? What exactly do you need help with?"
"And for future reference, kid," Cosette adds, "You might want to start keeping your options to yourself. You're gonna piss a lot of people off if you go around insulting huge groups of people like that. And that could end very badly for you."