EQ Mafia Day 2: Word From Above
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I just canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe they went through with it. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m stunned, I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â
Verileah snapped her head up in annoyance at her fellow Guardian. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are all shocked. This is indeed a horror beyond our imaginations. But we must move forward and stop these killings as quickly as possible. Now that both sides are getting their hands bloody, we have much less time to sort out who is a Dark Hero.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The young monk stirred. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Aye, VerileahÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but how can we judge who is guilty and who is innocent now? These days have become a blur of death, either through vicious murder or a frenzied mob, or even by accident it seemsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â
Verileah frowned at this. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Accident? What accident?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh, didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t you hear? Terrible, really. A dark elf, it was. Fell off the library balcony. Died instantly of courseÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Verileah? Verileah, where are you going?Ã¢â‚¬Â
After a frustrating day of questioning witnesses at the scene, Verileah was certain of at least one thing; the death of Jade Devilwing was no accident. For one thing, the large dark elf-shaped imprint in the ground by the library was too far away from the building to have been caused by an accidental fall. She was clearly thrown over the side. Beyond that, reports were confused. Some witnesses claimed to have seen a dark figure ascending the steps. When Verileah asked them if the dark figure could have been Jade herself, the witnesses became flustered and stammered out things like Ã¢â‚¬Å“something just felt wrong, Guardian.Ã¢â‚¬Â While Verileah did not consider Ã¢â‚¬Å“something just felt wrongÃ¢â‚¬Â to be substantial enough evidence, in truth she also felt this sense of wrongness when looking at the scene before her, and this privately convinced her of foul play more than anything.
There was one thing every witness agreed to; no one heard a scream. Verileah could not fathom what that meant. Jade had a reputation for being fearless; perhaps she did not scream out of bravery. Perhaps she did not scream because she was already dead at the time she was thrown. Perhaps she Ã¢â‚¬â€œdid- scream and due to some dark art she could not be heard. Verileah could see a hundred scenarios to explain what happened to Jade at the top of that balcony, all of them some form of cold blooded murder.
Naturally with all of the questioning, there was no way that Verileah could keep this incident quiet. Word of the murder of Jade Devilwing raced through the tavern and beyond, and mixed into the tale was another tale. A tale of vengeance.
Brujah then asks the bartender, in a spiteful manor, " I notice two people of my kind have been deaded. Does the town of something against us?".
Not waiting for an answer, he walks over to an empty table in the dark corner and watches, closely, to the people in the tavern.
Brujah is now deep in thought as to why 2 DE's have been killed. He feels of some conspiracy against men of his kind.
Landau stops a Half Elf walking across the road and asks "What has come over this town?" "Death, it seems, has found a new home here." Replied the Half Elf as he walks away.
Confused, Landau searches for more answers.
Another death? it had to be the work of a death squad, those that were trained in stealth and subversion...
I must investigate this
Ã¢â‚¬Å“How could this have happened!?Ã¢â‚¬Â she demanded, grabbing the caretaker by her robe. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Here, of all
places! And where were the extra guards I had requested?Ã¢â‚¬Â
The caretaker was visably shaken by the wizards sudden, if not unexpected, attack, and it took a moment for her to collect herself enough to answer.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Th... the guards were dismissed late last night,Ã¢â‚¬Â she responded hesitantly. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Sometime before the... accident.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Dismissed by whom??Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I... I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know!Ã¢â‚¬Â the caretaker pleaded.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Useless, all of you!Ã¢â‚¬Â Ladina hissed as she shoved the woman into a nearby bookcase. The woman glared at Ladina, remembering why the library staff made great efforts to avoid her presence whenever possible, and then watched in horror as Ladina began to pace back and forth, whispering to herself like a madwoman.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Think, think this through. It would have had to be someone of great stature. An ogre, or troll perhaps.Ã¢â‚¬Â She frowned. Ã¢â‚¬Å“But there are no such creatures in town, and it would hardly go unnoticed if there were.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ladina turned to the caretaker to ask for a record of everyone who had entered the library the day before, but the woman had disappeared. This was getting out of hand.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“If not a troll or an ogre, then who could have performed such an act?Ã¢â‚¬Â She paused for a moment, and then her eyes widened, Ã¢â‚¬Å“the Northmen!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Swiftly, she rushed off into the depths of the library to research the strength and abilities of barbarians.
Hammerthynn slowly began to rub his twisted scar.
"Maybe this information can be of some use to me after all. Alright Fergus, you did your job. Go on now, but no more chasing the ponies!"
Ladina, my dear, my what a temper we have....
The shreiking and noise were horrible, quickly scanning the people in the Library she noticed Ladina was out of shorts and walked quickly to her. She looked like she needed to be calmed down, it would do no good to act irrationally at this point. they needed to stay calm and find clues to stop whoever was doing this.
" Ladina CALM YOURSELF NOW!" Taylina all but shouted. " T'will do you no good at this point in time to go off half cocked, we must reason ourselves thru this. I know Jade was your friend, she was a friend to all when she wasn't in one of her dark moods. Now come help me decipher these writings, you know how bad my Dark speech is!"
To no one inpaticular, she says, "Tis a sorrowful day in this town. A sorrowful day indeed."
Walking through the town, the cleric tries to ease as many peoples' worries that she can. Her healing is one of physical wounds, not emotional.