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Thread: Aladea RP: Conspiracy of Spectres - 26th of Maaris

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    Lavernius' head drifted over to the main stage and he closed his eyes so that he could bob his head to the rhythm of the music and to absorb the singing. It was wonderful and he just let himself drift with the music until he was interrupted by the voice of a young lady. He opened his eyes and tilting his head over to her, he gave her a smile to calm her nerves. "No reason to be so polite." He swept his hair to the right with his right pinkie. "Just Lavernius will be fine." He was about to state his reason for being here when he was interrupted by the inn keeper. "Aah Mrs. Adeline, please you're exaggerating. I do hope that you still have my room reserved. However Miss Milanee did bring up a good idea, eating sounds like a good idea, I also wouldn't mind listening to the performance longer." He looked for an empty table.
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    Thalia noticed the two Thaa'nas talking, neither of them were elves. Obviously. Which meant that the construct was not of elvish origin. The woman sighed as she pulled her hood down to cover even more of her face. She walked up to Atlas and reached out with her hand to rub the automaton's body. Daana and Maat fortified the stone. It would be best to kill it's master quickly before having to deal with this giant. Glancing over her shoulder, she observed the short Thaa'nas girl who had commanded the creature. A frail little thing, really. A red smile from ear to ear would easily take care of the golem, but it would be a shame to stain her pretty silver hair. Thalia had a bad reputation with several Thaa'nas when she practiced Isfet, as she did not respect the boundaries of her environment at all.

    She shrugged the thought off. If anything these two Thaa'nas were a reminder of how hard it could be to escape this city if things got out of control. Thalia had already come up with dozens of escape plans, but any type of magic could easily thwart any of them. The assassin approached the two mages with a terrifying swagger in her steps. She ignored the short woman and instead addressed the brown haired Thaa'nas, "Lovely use of magic. You must be inspired by the elves in order to conjure such a creature." She glanced down at the short woman before turning back to the Baelthanese man, "What's a handsome man like you doing traveling with Vadalian filth? Certainly she's no more than your servant, merely fetching scrolls and tomes at her masters command. You should leave her in the Twisted Woods for the Shirai'Kaen to eat." Thalia gave the man an innocent smile, eyes full of desire.

    It was obvious who the true master was.
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    "Draxir? Where did I..." Faye didn't even finish the question when a cloaked woman approached them with her vituperations. Humiliation, disrespect, making fun of. Definitely not something she wasn't quite used to at this point. The woman learned to take these with her head raised, although this time her blood flow definitely accelerated. Faye listened to everything the mysterious person had to say with a polite yet forced smile and hand on her cheek, supporting her elbow below with the other hand.

    As much as she wanted to play along and let the situation unfold by itself, she didn't want to put Ravhin on spot like that. "Ah yes...Unfortunately not all of us were born with a privilege of bravely walking around with a concealed face in bright daylight, taunting Aladea's officials with ignorance clearly pointing to one's lack of idea about matter spoken..." Short mage spoke calmly to woman's back without changing her expression or posture, although there was a note of annoyance in her voice. "Some of us might in fact be servants, mindlessly doing their master's bidding. Question being what for..."
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    Mari rolled her eyes to Marcus's irrelevant piece of information. She took a couple of steps forward then suddenly stopped, crossing her arms.

    "I don't drink tea, Marcus. I've got bigger problems to worry about, and I'm positive you know something about it."

    Mari took a small pause to formulate a train of thought. The woman knew that, although Marcus was a jovial old man, he was still an information broker. Every moment spent in the same room as him costed a small fortune. Without further hesitation she continued.

    "Today we lost another shipment of crystals. It's the 4th this month. At first I thought that it was just some rival gang trying to shove their sticks into my business, but today I was proven wrong. Filian and the crew was attacked by a handful of individuals that used Hiraya. I wanna know who those people might be and why are they messing up my operations."


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    Lavernius Mylarc, the Dancing Horseman
    "Well don't just stand there Milanee! Show the man a table," Joyse barked. "And take the man's order. I'll be waiting in the kitchens."

    The innkeeper then disappeared into the back through a curtained doorframe. Milanee visibly relaxed and curtsied again. "This way, Sir Mylarc."

    The woman showed the artist through the men who suddenly stood to sing along, through the smell, Lavernius could tell he wasn't sober.

    "There is a table far over there, away from most of the smell," Milanee mentioned before actually reaching it. The table itself was round and wooden, a bit smelly from the ale that had been absorbed over the years but relatively cleaner than the rest, his chair was alright too and he was quite close to the stage as well, a good five feet away.

    "Please take a seat. Our menu for the day is.." Milanee took her time telling the menu but it was relatively short. The waitress then waited for Lavernius' reply.

    The beautiful Vadalian singer had began to sing A Council of Fools and most of the bar began to sing along with her, their jovial noise began to draw in more people from the outside.

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    Faye Petralis & Thalia Valgeiros, Plaza of the Monolith
    Ravhin was taken aback at the sudden arrival of the cloaked woman and the children's parents began to call their younglings.

    "I did not create this golem," he corrected the woman and ignored the other comments, trying to avoid conflict and looking into the cloak. "She did. Who might you be?"

    Atlas felt some sort of disturbance and its head turned to face the commotion but did not act further.

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    Marianna Laranis, Market of Six - Sarnath Section
    Marcus took his time finishing his tea and handing it off to his aid.

    "Ah, good tea," he said. "Now about your crates."

    The old man kept an indifferent smile on his face, aware that it irritated Mari. "I have heard of some odd events surrounding this port," he said accompanied by a weak cough. "That remnants1 have infected the city and are out to sap all life."

    "But I know you don't care much for all this lore," Marcus gave a short chuckle. "My sources say that this new organization operates very similarly to the Emperor's own network. Other sources say of that this is the other sect of Thaa'nas, those that work under the Emperor's own nose but that could just be a rumor as well. What I can tell you for sure is that they are thorough, never have I seen a scene so clean of murder hours after it was done. Some even disappear from Aladea itself, from memory, from records. They have connections, powerful ones."

    The old man's tone got darker. "I care for you Mari," Marcus mentioned. "You've been a great customer. So I'll tell you this for free: Leave this shipment case. Some fights are beyond the streets and the underworld."


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    1Remnants are conciousness of dead entities that are stuck on a haera. They cannot do harm unless they turn themselves visible. Wraiths are remnant mages and are able to use magic even in this form. Maleovolent Remnants are those made of Khalid, as they can spread themselves by actively killing living entities. All forms of Remnants will fade away through time and the only way to keep themselves stable is to sap haeras from other entities.



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    The smile never left his face as he chuckled. "Please just Lavernius would be fine. No need to use sir with me. And I would like to have some beef stew with bread and cheese. And to drink, perhaps some crownland coffee or izukani tea if you have either."

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    Kill them, burn the children.

    Thalia pulled the hood off and smiled at the lad, "No, of course you did not create the golem. I am Illaya Astapor. I'm merely passing through for the festivities." She shrugged and stepped out from between the two. Still focusing on the man she continued, "It sounds as if I've offended your little servant girl. It's pretty unusual for a servant to be so jealous when a woman speaks to their master, don't you think?" Her expression grew mischievous as she gently brushed the short woman's face with her hand and used the other hand to open her cloak enough to reveal her more prominent features in the skin tight leather suit. All of the pouches and slots for her hidden blades still remained very much concealed. "No? I bet you please him in other ways." Thalia's gaze met the man's again for a moment as she bit her lip with a naughty grin. "What else could a powerful Thaa'nas man and his companion be doing in a place like this?" Perhaps she was being a bit too forward, but gods be good her reasonably good looks and charm would yield the results she sought. At least she was able to be rude to one of the Thaa'nas.
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    "Such...Impudence..."

    Faye's blood slowly began to boil, as her patience was being put to a serious test. Was she crazy, sent by someone to simply cause ruckus, or is it all just a joke of sorts?

    "No? I bet you please him in other ways."

    "Oh." Faye's expression changed from a forced venomous smile to completely blank, as if she suddenly understood what's going on. However a slight blush appeared on her face as her gaze began to unwillingly trail down. The mage quickly caught herself staring and jerked her head to the side, crossing her arms while at it.

    "Oh, don't worry. If you're looking for clients I'm by no means an opposition in your trade...Though I'm not sure how interested he'd be in your services..." She shrugged innocently, but the way she spoke made it almost obvious how abashed she is. "...Nor any other man at this time of a day, you should at least wait until the evening when some of them are drunk enough...and alone..." Faye put a strong emphasis on her last words. She then turned to Ravhin again. "Well, do you want to further discuss this out somewhere where we won't be bothered or...You know..." The woman raised her hands for a moment and smiled to him. "...I won't judge, promise." By her expression, speech and general body language one could say she really wanted to leave...even if her gaze kept landing back on 'Illaya' for split of a second at the time.
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    Mari stepped in front of the table, leaning on it with both hands. She looked straight into Marcus's eyes, a fiery determination in her own.

    "I haven't gotten to where I am now by simply bowing down to adversity. I have endured and struggled every single day just to get a single meal. Now I won't let some punks that can use a bit of magic boss me around. With that said..."

    Mari leaned over to Marcus, gently maneuvering herself through the pile of papers on the table.

    "Give me some information I can use, and I'll make it worth your effort." she whispered in his ear.


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    Lavernius Mylarc, the Dancing Horseman
    Milanee curtsied and smiled shyly. “Of course, Lavernius,” she muttered the name. “—sir.”

    And without any other word, she hurried off into the kitchens. The inn had begun to get more lively, people poured in and began to sing. Milanee and the rest of the servers ran to their stations, greeting and serving the newcomers.

    Within fifteen minutes, Milanee was back with a tray and the artist’s order. “Here you are, sir- Lavernius,” she corrected herself midway. “Beef stew with bread and cheese. Crownlander coffee, freshly brewed as well.”

    She curtsied and left without another word, Joyse was barking new orders at some of the servers and nodded when Milanee came back to the counter.
    A new song had started just as Lavernius began to dig in; The Two Hills, the singer said its title was but the artist recognized the melody but the lyrics in Izukani was different.

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    Faye Petralis & Thalia Valgeiros, Plaza of the Monolith
    “I’m here on business,” Ravhin mentioned loudly, for both Illaya and Faye to hear. The man sighed, slightly disappointed in the events that have suddenly transpired and lead to this. “In any case, I’ve got to take my leave. Illaya, Faye.”

    The male Thaa’nas nodded to Illaya and as he walked to Faye he mentioned a sorry and left. With that, he left the two women on their own in the Plaza.

    Its screaming for you, Thalia. The voice yelled.

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    Marianna Laranis, Market of Six – Sarnath Section
    “Mari, my dear,” Marcus started. “I have the money to get that kind of treatment. Now you need to give me that money in order for that to happen.” He then shooed the woman off his desk. Once Mari was back in her place and he nodded.

    “If you must know,” the old man said. “I can point you to a group that could be the reason. I’ve heard over the years of a power in the underworld, one that rivals yours. Perhaps they could be sabotaging your efforts to garner more, or perhaps they simply hate you. Who knows?” Marcus shrugged. “I will tell you that they’ve been in this business for some time.”

    He could feel Mari’s sudden rise of her feeling betrayed but Marcus quickly raised his finger. “They’ve been paying me handsomely to keep their operations a secret. You know how this business works,” he beamed greedily and tented his fingers. “I’ve already told you enough for a small fortune and luckily for you their protection fee is running a bit late. They have a small foothold here, one of their expansions. Its hidden enough that they avoid my eyes and ears but they miss the fact that misleading information about an area is still information.

    My sources will say this and that but they never give these locations,” he motioned his aid to bring in a map and she immediately rummaged the floor and found the perfect one. Marcus laid it out on the table and beckoned Mari to approach. The old man pointed at several locations1 around and within Salvation Point. “My men and myself have crisscrossed some locations

    “If you do find them, do not engage them with fists and sticks,” Marcus warned. “They aren’t Thaa’nas that they are careful for when they use their magic, they will use it and with extreme prejudice.”

    FOOTNOTES
    1 Locations are within the Izukani Quarter, Market of Six – Lorcasian Section, an Inn that goes by the name of the Wayward Keg, a brothel in the outskirts of Salvation Point and two more patches of land that are empty on the map.
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