Sometimes I do a good job giving characters unique and distinctive names. Other times I do a whole scene where all the dialogue is between Leif, Ludolf, and Lulen.
Ludolf: . . . What’s that?
Leif: It’s my — It’s the bracelet, sir.
Ludolf: The one Thorn “loaned” to you.
Leif: Yes, sir.
Ludolf: You’re not supposed to keep it on Embassy grounds at all — and you snuck it in here?
Leif: I —
Róta: He was locked in the room with it still on, Manager! We did that. Don’t blame him.
Ludolf: You ignored the security risk —
Róta: We did it on purpose. As a security test. Which Leif passed, by the way.
The only thing he did with it was play Candy Record.
[oh look, another technical truth ]
Ludolf: . . . It’s not supposed to be able to run on Northern magic. It shouldn’t work in here at all. We’ll have to take it and —
Lulen: Manager — this bit about not running on our magic, did you hear it from Sir Thorn? Was it a promise he made? Or did you look at it and decide that on your own?
Ludolf: . . . if you want to know, tech support looked at it.
Lulen: Well, then, it sounds as if your dispute is with tech support. And if we take custody of the bracelet — as a potential security issue — there’s nothing left for you to do but take the poor servant to bed.