A Clash with Pirates ~ Amaranthine: 9:46 Dragon (in progress) Apr 16, 2017 16:25:39 GMT smilesja likes this
Post by phoray on Apr 16, 2017 16:25:39 GMT
i.imgur.com/t8wQ6DU.pngIn the amount of time Ashara took to reach the alley, Arianne had accomplished near all the work with little effort on her part. She entered the path just in time to witness the pirate punch the obviously frightened mage in the face. He began crying.
Ashara was nonplussed; this was a Tevinter Mage? really? A representation of the people who had overwhelmed the Elvhen four millenia ago? Surely not. Darus said something Ashara didn't catch through the slight sobs he had going.
"Shut up mage." Arianne said "Ashara do me a favor and tie up this man."
Ashara looked around for rope. Maybe she'd have to buy a length and start carrying it around if they were going to continue taking hostages. This scenario had seemed so much more dangerous and impressive in her mind than it actually was. Darius begged for his life during her search.
The two had a quick if uncomfortable on Darius's part conversation about the Qunari and the Pirate Republic. Ashara gave up on finding rope; there was nothing but refuse in the alleyway. She settled for pulling her crossbow and aiming it at his head. That seemed equally useful in keeping the human mage down considering he was just laying there anyway.
Arianne remained stone faced. "Where is Julius?"
"There 's a map in my pocket." Darius slowly reached his pocket and tossed Arianne the map. "I'm not good at describing directions, b-but the map will lead you to Julius!"
Both of their focus shifted to the moment at the same moment, and Darius snapped the fingers of his hand. A bright light caused Ashara to flinch her eyes shut-- she backed up defensively, even if her blindness prevented a good defense. She opened her eyes. There were spots, she could mostly see, but it was irrelevant. He'd disappeared.
"Damn! He escaped." Arianne muttered "I actually believe him on reasons behind the Alliance Ashara. It's little too good for Julius to pass up. An island where he can rule, more advanced weaponry powered by Tevinter magic. Raiding, but under their name. Except this map....." Arianne opened the map, glaring at the contents. "I think Darius is full of shit. Come on though Oudart is waiting for us in the Tavern, he needs me for the briefing."
And with that, Arianne swiftly turned on her heel and headed back the way she'd came to re enter the tavern. Ashara glanced around the alleyway once more, then put her crossbow away back over her left shoulder, and followed.
AS they entered again through the back, Ashara noticed the front door open as two men dragged another out. The half dressed human from earlier was crouched over a hooded person lying on the ground. Seemed there had been a bit of chaos indoors to match the scuffle they'd just had outside.
"ATTENTION!" The barkeep yelled. "If anyone is interested in taking out Julius the pirate lord, then meet me upstairs, first door to the right for more details!"
Ah. This must be Oudart, the human contact Arianne had mentioned. This hunt would be joined by many others. The idea was mildly uncomfortable; it'd been a few years since she'd worked with a large group. You could never tell if there would be someone in the group to really muck up things at a key moment.
[ooc: uncertain of posting order at this point. Apparently, it's dragontartare ]