De'Myr was everything they could have been, the Degrassi that is, powerful, rich, very showy. Not that that was a bad thing exactly, everyone needed puppets after all, the same way males danced for the female's of the kind so did the houses for the Degrassi's will, like marionettes on strings but with no idea they were little more than toys to other peoples will. Vel's family were not politically powerful in the traditional sense, they did not struggle to climb and fall the power ladder with all the other good little peon's. House Degrassi were a shadow family, they took the difficult jobs, assassination's, stealth, subterfuge, they were handed all the weaknesses of the other families, afforded their blackest secrets. It was her family that either made or broke a family, it was through their efforts that a house rose to glory or was burned to ashes under the foot of others.
Of course she'd never mention this, it wasn't something you simply flashed about, just as you didn't tell a person your abilities before a fight. She tuned back into the conversation as De'Myr spoke up, leaning back against the table she'd been sitting at before De'Myr had grabbed her. Happily she took another bite of her apple, a small noise escaped her throat as the sickly sweetness hit the back of her throat, it was amazing. It was like liquid sugar root, fresh and crisp and it tasted like the sun, it was hypocritical of her but the sun tasted good.
When asked for her reason she offered a single shoulder roll in response, pausing for a moment, “If you need my help you have but to say...and pay my fee. Though I have my own morals. I do not take jobs with conflicting interests, I do not betray my client's unless they breach their contract and I don't take jobs where information is kept from me.” She listed each off on her free hand's fingers before licking the juice from her thumb as the apple leaked against her dark skin. “My reason for being here is not noble or for any other purpose than the money. I am here because I was recommended to be by our resident racist, in a round about way, so here I am. Without work I get bored. I haven't been above ground long but my family are in this kind of business, we come and go from the UnderDark as we see fit.”
The regular thumping was getting her attention from time to time, as De'Myr walked off to refill the tankard Vel's eyes drifted from her kinfolk to the rest of the occupants, namely the newest to their little rabble. There was a bickering that outmatched Vel and De'Myr's brief confrontation and this was further settled by the voice in the ceiling. A small smirk drifted to her lips as she watched the human walk off and the thing he'd argued with snort like some bad tempered Star Flower Mole. De'Myr of course regained her attention upon her return and with a politer smile she took the mug from her and took another bite with those sharp, shark like teeth from the quickly dwindling apple. “Seems we're to be working with an interesting bunch De'Myr, I can't help but feel the urge to poke this proverbial hornet's nest.” Of course for now she wouldn't, she did though keep her gaze on the black haired male as he began to speak, his quirk calling upon her utter attention. For a moment her brows furrowed but she brushed it off and sighed, finishing the apple and leaving just the stem which she flicked towards the awkward male that the half breed had called Haytruu. Vel was quite certain that was an insult so she didn't intend to call him by it, she was though curious if her aim was as good as it was in the dark.
She had attempted to strike the fleshy pink thing in the forehead with the stem but it was a light thing and it would probably not fly as well as her daggers. After her attempt at 'communication' with the human she turned her attention back to De'Myr and took another gulp of the mead, “I could probably get us some proper alcohol for our journey, I have a running contract with the--” The voice of Fitch cut into the room and she was quietened, her ear tips seemed to almost flicker like those of a cat as they honed in one the sound and took in the information that was expelled from the loud creature. She had of course done a little research before coming here but she hadn't wanted to spend the coin to get a thorough back ground done on him. She gleaned a few new pieces of information but aside from that she already knew the majority from the local gossip.