Another round of Fire Whiskey, barkeep! Of course I have the gallifars to cover it, I was just paid… I … My coin?! It must be in my other pocket… No, I’m sure it’s here … my tab? No … I don’t think we need Rocky to get involved, it’s here somewhere…
Alright, Maelor… If it is imperative that I return then I shall, but know that the fugitives are in Karrnath; The trail has gone cold in Vedykar, but they lodged statements regarding a murder and can’t be far. I strongly encourage you to send a replacement if I am to withdraw, but you can rely on me to ensure the safe passage of this relic to its destination.
Vacant? Yes, I understand there were people there. Starting a farm? And such progress so soon? Curious; this no doubt confirms the rumours about that land and why the Zoranders were so emphatic that they acquire it. Keep a watch and call for me should the residents return; It would hazard a guess that it is our shared interests have drawn them away and we have much to discuss.
My dear sweet Damian, your father doesn’t have two heads. Oh, that one is your father? Oh, and those are the ettin. Well, then, why is Magnus twice as tall? You learned about forced perspective at school? They have changed the curriculum a great deal since I was a girl. Well it’s lovely… apart from the flames and skull, I mean. Let’s go and ask Illiah if we can hang it on the pantry door next to Josephine’s report card.
Well this is unexpected. I believed Natalia, without question, but for him to be so brazen as to bring his prey to his very home; he is a man without forethought who knows nothing but war. I will wait for Natalia to signal me into action; I would not want to jeopardise her standing in this house she calls home.
My Lady, the faithful are arriving presently. What are your orders; what is to be done with them? Yes, of course. I will escort them to Construct and make the journey. We will safeguard them… for now!
Which Kaius?! Well, it would appear that they have made it to Karrnath, then. Good. Long Shadows is fast approaching, and time does seem to therefore be a factor. What was that? No Mazazahal, let’s watch from the shadows and see what our visitor does… Well, it’s safe to say that he is ept at the thieving arts, then… I’ll have to magically lock that door. My! What a masterfully crafted bow!
How has this come to pass? I must warn their companions. He is drunk; he doesn’t understand the consequences if what he undoubtedly plans comes to pass… Yes, it is true and you must act with haste! I will seek aid from Nicholai; he will know how to fix this… Please do not kill him!
Yes, I understand. I cannot believe that they are all such wicked creatures, though… while I can’t refute what you say, I know of at least five who are good of spirit. If there are five, there must be more. Well, no, I suppose they didn’t, but they brought me a great distance to ensure my repairs. Well, yes, but they did not have the means themselves to cover the costs so I had to … No, I cannot believe that they were operating against my interests, I … don’t know anymore…
King Kaius III
These are a capable group. I don’t often misjudge character, and it would seem that I have placed my confidence correctly. I will bestow them with means to return to me with ease; It bodes well to have a skilled force who are willing to barter their services. That they are willing to look passed the events of the last few decades and help this great nation with whom they have feuded even as recently as two years ago speaks to their outlook, not to mention their mettle.
This place is awful! Everything smells like donkey farts and it’s dark all the time, and the sounds outside the carriage are scarey… Why is everyone so excited? I awaken every day. It’s not even a big deal. Sometimes I even do it twice in the same day. It must be a thing when people get older that they can’t anymore. I guess the food is alright. After I fixed the pots, of course. I basically saved this donkey fart sucking awakening.
I implore you; We must remain united. Every day that passes sees more of our youth taken; snatched from their homes, from their lives. The raids can wait – How can you be so blind? If you reignite the aggression and ferocity that we have just emerged from, while forces within our very midst are stealing our citizens …
I am arrived. This place really isn’t so bad as people say. Plenty of vassals just… laying around. And it would seem that construction nearing completion. Then I will have some measure of luxury while our joint destinies approach. Come, Cune, my bags are not from a creation forge. When you’ve delivered them to my lodgings, I’m sure I will be in need of a footstool and will call on you again.
Just wait. Illiah will pull strings. She’ll see me free again. Then I’m coming for you, Lyn Deneith. You are a marked man. I will curse your name to my last.
How has this come to pass? Hektula’s strength grows while mine stagnates… has she anointed a new bastion? I can see no other reason for her might to ascend such as it has. A bold move, but with time growing short I suppose it is now to cast aside caution and see the will of the Na-Vakhti brought to pass. When our overlord is risen, I will not be forgotten… I will seek out this bastion and see that harm befalls them…