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« Reply #1175 on: July 16, 2017, 08:01:57 AM »

Aliya answered: [color=magenta"]" We met some orcs on the Way here. Thei brought us to their leader. We were at this point accompanied by a Soldier Legate. Sir Riddar. He had the command over the trackers. They were on a mission from a Legate called Lord Skinner, from Swift Water i think. Something about a Witch was it. The exact Backround is not known to me. Anyway at this Camp we met Legate Mandrel and Ginei another Soldier Legate. This Man you mentioned, Jenei was also there together with the Enourages of the other two. Mandrel was from outside the area i think, Ginei acted like the camp was his. How Jenei fitted in there was not clear. Legate Mandrel was not waat he seemed though. He was a Seeker Legate and had disagreements with the other two prior to our arrival. We reported the increased rebel activity and the possible Danger of a witch in the Area. Legate Mandrel was revealed to be a Seeker Legate. He was quarelling with Ginei and left after having mistaken me for one of his sect. One of his men, an Erenlander whose name i dont remember attaced Soldier Legate Ginei and was killed. This entire thing seemed somehow off. And it was . Later, we had our papers and were resting a fire broke out. Jenei was killed. As was Sir Riddar. He did not wake due to a "blessing" that lessened his need to sleep but was rendering him catatonic at the same time. After alerting some goblins and getting them to watch over him i was about to leave. Hearing about Jeneis death i wanted to inspect the corpse, at this time suspecting some sort of foul play. A sabouteur in the Camp. Some fights followed that were won mainly by Rash´Gar, Sergeant Clouse and his goblins. We escaped relatiely unscatched. I sensed a strong mind altering spell, at this time nubing were i felt it before inducing rage and bloodlust. Sensing it but being unable to completely break it Rash´Gar found the caster. He and Xein were able to defeat him. After this Ordeal  i suggested we come here. You need to know what transpired since it looked like a mole in the Order. [/color]
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« Reply #1176 on: July 16, 2017, 09:47:03 AM »

Rash'Gar looks directly into the mans eyes.

"I am a tracker for Sir Riddar. My brother and these two goblins are my packmates. I do not remember the names of the men in the tent but several wanted to lead the pack"

"The camp became fire and blood. Many were confused and had no desire to fight. Others seemed unaffected. We were attacked and We fled the fight. Sir Riddar was sleeping as if dead. I do not know if he or the rest of our squad survived."

"Aliya was travelling with the squad. She led us here"
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« Reply #1177 on: July 16, 2017, 06:57:11 PM »

"Good." he said nodding to those ahead of him. "Your stories corroborate with each other and I sense no deception. What about you? You've been awfully quiet." he said looking at the Elfling. "Despite your training, you're no regular Halfling slave or servant according to both Aliya and Rash'Gar. Your darkened armor alone speaks to that."

Xein had been keeping his head lowered in deference to the High Legate, but when the others spoke he looked at Rash'Gar and Aliya then up to him.

"It is as they say, High Legate. Lord Skinner, he is my pack brother Rash'Gar and I's master. We are both trackers in service to him. We were sent along with Sir Riddar and a small company of other Legates from his manor house to chase after a powerful Elf witch and a number of outlaws she had escaped with. Along the way we found ourselves at another work camp within the mountains controlled by a Legate, one of the Seeker sect I believe, by the name of Jael. He was preparing for an assault against a Dwarven stronghold called Durgis Rock. We helped with the assault hoping to catch our query but they escaped within the confusion. The Dwarven stronghold was taken. Afterwards, Sir Riddar was tasked by Jael to mark and track their progress, rather than to capture them. Jael was of higher rank and he was also in the direct service of another Legate calling himself The Master In Grey. "

At the mention of that name, Aliya's Uncle's eyes widened with immediate recognition.

"I had not realized that one so powerful was operating within the area. Also a Halfling tracker who is also well trained in proper behavior. Continue." It was obvious that the gears were turning within the Head Legates mind as he listed very closely.

"Not long after as we started to track the outlaws, we came across Acolyte Aliya traveling within the mountains. She explained why she was traveling and agreed to help us hunt down the outlaws. We lost them when they disappeared up a cliff face and into some sort of Dwarven tunnel door within the mountains. We'd also fought with a scouting group of resistance fighters and tracked the location of a band of Dornish refugees. On the group of resistance fighters we'd found a poorly drawn map that indicated where a possible camp might be located but Sir Riddar chose to ignore it. Everything after that are things that have been explained."

"Good. I can work with this." The Head Legate nodded to himself, smiling. But after a few moments, his smile then disappeared as he stood up straight with his hands behind his back and stared hard at Aliya. His voice becoming loud and authoritative. "Now, as per the duties befitted of my station as Head Legate of Badstone, I must take into consideration the actions that have since befallen this mission. I hereby declare this task a failure! With the untimely demise of Soldier Legate Sir Riddar, this mission fell to you, Acolyte Aliya of the Umbral Catholicon.

Acolyte Aliya of the Umbral Catholicon, you are hereby sentenced with the failure to carry out your superiors orders of such a high priority task. The price of such a failure, is death! You will be summarily executed  during the Midnight Ritual of Sacrifice ceremony to Izrador."


"The rest of you will be in attendance during this occasion."

He paused a moment.

"However! While this task would fall to me to perform as Master of Ceremonies, the Head Legate may, appoint this task to another in times of critical importance should the Master of Ceremonies be otherwise indisposed. As the Master of Ceremonies will not be present as of this time, I hereby appoint this task to Legate Aliya of the Keepers of Obsidian."

He continued to stare at his niece. "Tonight Aliya, you will be ordained to the full priesthood of Shadow. You will become a fully fledged Legate and then you will receive your Higher Calling. You will then choose which order you wish to join. The only one's allowed to perform a Ritual of Sacrifice are the Keepers of Obsidian. I hope you make the right choice."
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« Reply #1178 on: July 17, 2017, 12:40:16 PM »

Aliya was silent during this entire time. Her Uncle still loved to put on a show. It was one of his eccentricies that helped him to get his position. Especially if staff loyal to other Legates than himself was in Attendance. There was really only one route for her. To play along.

" I accept your sentance and take the Higher Calling and the Rite of Sacrifice.
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