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  1. Kalmuli shrugged. "I have nothing to hide...and you don't really have to worry about being judged for whatever you do around me. I've seen and done it all."She said as she leaned in and snuggled against him. More for warmth than anything. It was the cooler months in Drakiss now and more than once they had temperatures below freezing. She sighed. "Mmm...the promotion came as a surprise too. My charitable acts don't go unnoticed in this realm. I was Lady in one, promoted to Baroness in this one. I've caught favor of the Emperor here...so I've been able to get a lot done." Kalmuli reached up self consciously to the side of her neck. It came with a cost though. One that often left her tired and anemic. She smiled though, brushing it off and felt his body tremble against hers. She reached up, rubbing his back. "Still, it can get quite lonely. I adore my Valkyries but I don't make too many close friends. Lovers a dozen, yes. Servants, yes....but friends? It's a rarity."She said as she stroked his back calmly. "It's a treat when I do get to see one though more than once. I get to used to see people's backs that often I don't see them return to face me in the front."
  2. Kalmuli smiled, pulling her blanket more about herself as she watched him. "I'm a healer by trade...but I've been told my physique makes for a comfortable cuddle."She said with a chuckle and eased up out of her chair slowly. Kalmuli would ease down so she sat next to him while he told his story. Demon possessions were not a laughing matter. She frowned when she heard the news. So the younger version was just a cover for the demon possessing him...That would be hard for Ingrid to understand. She had fancied the younger version and often, in her letters, would speak of him fondly. Kalmuli let her eyes fall a moment. "You're still a friend regardless of what happened. I help those who need it and who's fates are tied with me...I adore you. I don't often find ones who have lived a long time and seen much unless they're either a vampire, a demi-god or something along those lines..."She said as she shifted a bit on the floor. "Though it will be nice to get to know the man under the false skin that I met the first time." Kalmuli reached up, stroking his hair and looking at him softly. "Thank you...for coming back. You could have taken the opportunity to travel all over Valucre but you chose to come see me. That means a lot."She smiled and leaned over, leaning her head on him. "You're welcome here...I'm sure you'll make a great addition to our little group."
  3. Kalmuli curled up more in her chair, tilting her head. "Most likely the botched mission...and then leading up to what your house has been doing."She said as she smiled, watching him stretch out and relax. Priscilla had a bit of an icy exterior but now in private, Aldorto was more himself. "Mmm...well our first encounter you almost gave me a concussion. I'd say this is an upgrade."Kalmuli said as she drew the blanket around and settling her legs over the arm of the chair so she was draped over it instead of perched in it. "Granted, getting to know the real you is going to be a whole new experience. I got to know the clumsy younger one pretty well." Ah right...Kalmuli brought a hand to the side of her neck, her gaze drifting a little as she ran her fingers against some bumps there. She smiled. "You're welcome to share my bed within reason...but there's the floor, the spare rooms, the Pendulum...You've got reign of the Keep as far as places to sleep and stay."She offered.
  4. Priscilla seemed relatively annoyed with being called a 'youth'. By human years she was already an adult but elven, about a teenager. She was constantly badgered for her height and age by others. This werewolf just joined the pile. "I am more capable than most...older ones."She said, only her lower eyelid twitching a bit before watching him settle in. Priscilla would nod. "It will be done. In the morning. If it were more severe, the alarm would have already been raised." Kalmuli had been half paying attention to the pair's conversations. To be honest she thought that they could be good friends at some point but that would take some time. Priscilla didn't warm up to people easily. She would slip away, leaving the Baroness and the werewolf spoke to report her findings. "You may stay...but the conversation will have to wait until morning."She said, crossing her legs and leaning on the arm of a high backed chair she had perched herself on. "A lot has changed...we can spend a little time catching up now and talk business tomorrow. You can start by telling me how things went on your journey."
  5. Kalmuli smiled,, shrugging. "True...but in this case, you were caught before you really hit someone."She said before moving away to go see about going to grab a towel or something from the bathroom to dry him off, leaving Priscilla to stand stoically in front of him. She was a few heads shorter than him and much, much younger. "If this had been a true assault, you would not have made it out here alive...We do not mess around when it comes to the Baroness' safety. You are lucky she considers you a friend."Priscilla said, stern and sure of herself. Kalmuli returned with a towel, tossing it at him. "Only if you want to be arrested for flashing an underage girl your goods."Kalmuli teased him.Priscilla didn't seem phased by the nudity, only in the fact that being around soldiers meant seeing a lot of exposed flesh. "Come over to the fire, you'll dry a bit better there. We can sit and talk." Priscilla looked unfazed by his flirtatiousness, looking at him like someone who had told a very dry joke. She looked to Kalmuli. "I'll ask the kitchen staff to bring some leftover hot stew and hot tea. Will there be anything else you require, Baroness?"She asked in a dry tone. "No, that will be all. Bring some sweets up too with the tea, I'm feeling a bit peckish."Kalmuli said, Priscilla nodding before looking to Aldorto. "Any additional requests?"Priscilla inquired.
  6. Kalmuli heard the door open and the splash of water, smiling and chuckling. She sat up, looking over at him and sat up in bed. She grinned at him, tilting her head and folding her arms on top of her knees that were under the covers. "Well, magically, you're as subtle as a shovel to the face."She pointed out. "It was one of my newer personal guard who felt you first. Priscilla, you can come out now." Priscilla crawled out from underneath the bed, getting to her feet. She was a young half elf, hair as black as coal and eyes a cool, eerie grey color. She looked at him, frowning. "Nice to meet you."She said plainly. Kalmuli would slip out of bed but grabbed a blanket from the foot of the bed and wrapped it about herself like a shawl. "Then it was just a matter of putting two and two together with what they reported...I know of few people who use shadowmancy the way you do."She said as she moved over to him, smirking. "Then there's of course the fact that it's me that you're dealing with here. Welcome back, Aldorto." Priscilla would raise an eyebrow at their interaction but would step up to correct something Aldorto had said. "Incorrect. The Uldwars were in Ursa Madem in the town of Mistral. This is Drakiss. Part of the Empire of Orisia and the initial training grounds for Orisian Imperial Soldiers and Mages."She stated. "The Baroness is in charge of the improvements to the city and the military. You should have seen it before." Kalmuli would pat Priscilla on the shoulder. "That's enough...If you gush over what I and the Emperor have done here, we might both get a big head. Either way...welcome back to Drakiss. I guess it does look a lot different than when you were here last."She said, looking down at the wet carpet and then back to him. "Let's get you dried off. That's a rather antique rug I'd like to keep in one piece."
  7. Kalmuli and Priscilla lay in wait. Kalmuli had her back to the balcony doors on the other side of the room but she could see a shadow against the low light coming from torches around the Keep. Priscilla remained quiet, keeping an eye on the large shadow on the balcony under the skirt of the bed. Who was this man that Kalmuli put enough trust that he wouldn't hurt her? Priscilla whispered from under the bed to the Baroness. "Who is he..."She whispered. Kalmuli opened one eye. "A trained assassin...elf...werewolf...He spent some time with me before I became Baroness...He's a good friend and ally...but likes to be nosy."She whispered back. "Breaking through Keep defenses is more than nosy..."The young half elf scrunched her noise. Kalmuli could tell that she was displeased but sighed and shut her eye again. "What better way to test a defense than have someone trained to do this professionally sneak in...keep your eyes peeled on the shadows."Kalmuli instructed and settled in deeper under the covers. It was just a matter of waiting for him to make his way inside.
  8. The Valkyries were still on the hunt around the Keep, updating the guards around the Keep about anything they might see suspicious. Doing so would spread out a wider net to try to find out what was going on. Soon they got word from one guard when they went back to the ones who had been knocked out. They reported what they saw and felt. Some tall, lean looking male with a cowl and shadows that seemed to have a life of their own. That description narrowed it down...by a few hundred who matched that same description. Brenna slapped herself on the forehead and Heigel grumbled in displeasure. Well, it was back to the castle. The troubled pair left the wall to head back to the castle, still checking every alley and corner of Drakiss Keep on the way. Back at the Keep, there was a light knock on the door and Priscilla entered the Baroness' chambers. Kalmuli had woken up, displeased with having been woken up after just falling asleep. "What is it..."She yawned, rubbing at her face. "Someone important?" "No. There was an intruder detected within the Keep...Pixie said to let you sleep but...I thought you might know someone who uses what they use."Priscilla said as she approached the bed. "There are rumors of shadows running around and messing with the guards lead by a tall man wearing a cowl." Kalmuli's eyebrow raised. "You know them?"Priscilla asked. "Yes...an old friend of mine. I don't doubt he's being nosy and trying to find a way in. Let him get as far as my balcony...but in the meantime, get me a bucket of water and crack the balcony door open."Kalmuli said with a smirk. The trap would be set. A bucket of ice cold water was balanced on top of the door frame while it was cracked. A temptation for any worthy rogue looking to cause trouble. Priscilla had helped fill it with plenty of balls of ice to keep it nice and cold while Kalmuli crawled back into bed, waiting. Priscilla would take to hiding under the bed as a second trap.
  9. The Valkyries were on the hunt for an unfamiliar face in a sea of soldiers and sailors. It was like finding a needle in a grand haystack. Plume and Heigel divided up again but Brenna had been lurking close to where Aldorto was. The sudden spikes of magic usage were a good trail marker but as quickly as she found one, it had moved somewhere else. She would drop down from the roof tops not far from the spot he was hiding and met up with Heigel. "What'd you find?"Heigel asked. "There are constant fluxes. They pop up and disappear as quickly as I find them. They seem to have a common thread though. Wherever they pop up, something chaotic happens."Brenna reported. "They're smart whoever they are...but not smart enough. They'll slip up soon. Splitting themselves up like that is bound to wear them out eventually." Heigel grunted in agreement. "Either way, I just want to go back to bed...first we had more training today with the Elites and now this. Orisia's running me ragged."Brenna said, stretching and yawning. "Can't be helped. The Baroness has eye of the Capital on 'er. Pain in the ass it is, we got another recruit outta the Academy 'cause of it."Heigel said, the pair walking around but keeping tabs on the happenings around town. "Mmm...Frostbite's good. Socially awkward, but good. Wasn't she like the top graduate or something like that?"Brenna asked, both the women stopping outside Aldorto's alley. "Aye, an' an early apprentice. Only just a kid too. Not even filled in her britches completely yet."Heigel said, patting her own chest that was flat as it was muscular. "Either way...she sensed it before any of us did. Must be worth something."Brenna smirked before they walked on, heading away from the castle.
  10. The Keep was quiet, purposely done so to listen out for the intruder. If they weren't hurting anyone, it didn't seem like they were high risk. They could be a messenger or an investigator. Once in awhile there were defensive tests from the Emperor himself or the Commander. Maybe it was that? Either way, Kalmuli was safely tucked away in bed and the Valkyries were pulled out of their beds to do a little investigation of their own. Brenna, who was agile and stealthy as elves were, took off into town along the rooftops while Plume and Heigel went through with torchlight, checking out the little alleys and back roads around the Keep. They met at the gate of the castle to report their findings. "A few of the guards are knocked cold...no big injuries. Maybe just a bump on the head. Gizelle is going to look over them."Plume said, looking up to Heigel. She was a massive near seven foot tall woman dressed in pirate's attire save for the black coat and silver embroidered coat of arms all the Valkyries wore on duty. Heigel looked down. "Aye, some shit's been messed with for sure. Knocked over to draw people away. Pixie and Frostbite are doing rounds in the Keep..."Heigel said, looking upward toward the Keep. She couldn't see anything on the walls so no one was scaling up the sides. At least not yet. Heigel could see Brenna's figure around the rooftops, investigating an looking for people she didn't recognize. So far so good.
  11. Most of the night guards were inexperienced, picked out because they were novice soldiers both of the day brigades and the night brigades of the vampire sort. Leading them were ones just a little over of them in rank while the majority rested. The walls that protected the sea, freshly built with help from the Orisian capital and it's Emperor. Closer to the Baroness' Keep at the center of Drakiss were more trained guards and some of Kalmuli's personal brigade of soldiers. The Valkyries. This night it was her smallest guard, code name 'Pixie' and a newer recruit, Priscilla who stood guard in the interior. Being a young girl of only fifteen, Priscilla was not just the youngest but the most adept at magic. "It seems silly that we have to stay up all night...there are enough guards on duty that anyone could see anything."Priscilla said, sitting at the top of the long staircase that lead up to the upper floors. Pixie looked over from her perch, sitting on one of the decorative features and looking down at the youngest Valkyrie with a smirk. "Yes but some of them are human. Not a half-fae and half-elf like us. We'll be able to suss out any magic being done long before someone sees it."Pixie said with a shrug. "We also lost at cards with the others SO...it's guard duty tonight." Priscilla sighed, leaning over and resting her face against her knees. She sighed but stiffened, raising her head and standing to her feet. Pixie fluttered off of her perch, landing next to her. "You felt that too?"Pixie asked, her voice very soft. "In the shadows...yes...but it's still a bit off. On the border wall. Should we go after it?"Priscilla asked. Pixie shook her head. "No...our duty is here. No one's raised an alarm so no one must be dead-dead. They're probing. We stay here. Keep track of it and follow it if it gets into the Keep."The older of the pair said, her wings spreading as she took off into the air. "I'll let the room guard know." Pixie would take off, heading upstairs by flying through the corridor with ease. Being only three feet tall, she didn't have to worry about bumping into anything. The room guard, another pair of guards, were standing at attention. They were the elites of the military, trained at the Capital itself and retrained to the extreme here in Drakiss to be the best defenders of the Baroness herself. Pixie landed near-by, approaching them in view as she was told to do. She let them know the situation, one of them nodding. "Understood." One said, his voice deep and rumbling. On the inside of the room, Kalmuli had finished preparing for bed, brushing out her hair and putting it in a long braid. She rose from the room's vanity, taking the candle with her to bed to set it on the night stand. Crawling into the big, plush bed, she sighed and blew out the candle. It had been another long meeting with the leaders of the Night Brigades and the Night Council of Drakiss. Those usually carried on late into the evening, leaving her plenty exhausted. Juggling the people of the Day and people of the Night was always had her burning herself at both ends. Kalmuli settled in, dragging up the blankets and rolling over, shutting her eyes. It wasn't long until she was asleep.
  12. Kalmuli felt the air leave her lungs a moment when Makiel lifted her up, taking her off of her feet with their height difference. She smiled and returned the squeeze before she was let go for the last time. She looked up to him. "Do what you can to keep yourself safe...but if you can't, I will see you in another life."She said as she accepted the small kiss to her neck and watched as he left out the door. Ingrid welcomed the embrace, looking up to him and managing a sheepish little smile. "So long as you come back in one piece or most pieces...I'll be okay with that."She said as she gave him a good squeeze before letting go. Ingrid would follow him to the back door where Aldorto would say his last good-bye. Kalmuli was still looking at the back door window, seeing where Makiel was waiting for everyone and looked back to Aldorto. She wasn't sad...but rather, she looked a little more reserved. "I know you will. May the Fates guide you and bring you fruit in your darkest days, Aldorto Ardese. And do write."She said, sending him off with a blessing before he left. Ingrid and Kalmuli stood at the back door, giving them little waves of good-bye. They didn't want a door to be the last thing they saw.
  13. The ladies of the Pendulum had kept relatively quiet, taking in the air of the room a bit as they listened to the chomps and cracks as the wolves ate. When one plate was empty, another one was replaced with more food and by the time breakfast was over, there wasn't much left save for crumbs for mice. The wolves were nothing but thorough in making sure not a drop of food was left and from the sounds of it from Krieg, they weren't always well fed. "Well, if you're available to come back again, there's always plenty of food to spare. Within reason. We can't feed an army but we can feed a small group."She offered though she guessed it was less likely that she would see any of them again. "O-of course we would want to make sure that you had something. There's a few potions and salves in the goodie bags as well. I don't know if it'll help but they're good for a quick patch up."Ingrid said as she rose to start cleaning up the dishes. "It's always fun to teach someone to cook. It's something almost anyone can do. Who knows, maybe you'll take over as a chef one day with enough practice, Vasha." The ladies would start collecting all the soiled dishes to put them in the wash basin to clean up. "I had fun, Al. I hope you can come back to Drakiss soon to spend time with us again. Maybe by then I'll have graduated to an Archmage."Ingrid said with a shrug as she went to wait for him by the back door. Kalmuli would wait by the back door with Ingrid, the two elves pensive and quiet. This was going to be a rough road for the pair of travelers. When the men returned, Kalmuli grabbed Makiel into a big hug and squeezed him tight. "Stay safe as you can...and come back if you can."She said as she rubbed his back and let him go. Aldorto was still taking his time gathering his things so Ingrid went to meet him in the Ward. She would sit across from him as he gathered his things. "Be careful...and if you need a place to recover, just go to any close Pendulum...they'll take care of you there. They'll also let Kalmuli know that you made it back safe."Ingrid advised. "I hope it'll be okay...and that you and your friends will be okay."
  14. Kalmuli, on hearing about compensation of damage, raised her head from her work on the fireplace, abandoning it to take a look at what happened. There was minimal damage. That could be easily fixed with magic but if they had hurt themselves, it would be a different story. She sighed, looking at Makiel and the Wolves with a cross look. "You are so lucky it's just a few scratches and vines! If had been more, I'd keep you all here an extra day to work the shop top to bottom."She said, scolding them with a spatula in hand. "Now cool off and come eat." Ingrid heard the commotion, peeking around the corner from the kitchen with Plana. They sighed with relief before disappearing again to finish setting the table and sat down in their respective seats, divvying out their portions. At least it was over. Kalmuli picked up a few extra stools from storage since they were low on space to eat and spaced out the chairs with where the plates were placed. "We've got lots of food and we made some extra for you to take with you for your trip."Ingrid said once they were in the kitchen. "Hopefully it's enough...At least for snacks for a few days."
  15. Ingrid and the other ladies in the room stopped what they were doing when they were alarmed by the sounds of scuffling boots. Ingrid saw that Aldorto was awake, stopping what she was doing and putting herself between Kreig and the half awake wolf. She brought her hand to his dagger hand and put a little pressure on it to make him lower it. "It's okay, Aldorto...I think there's a story you haven't heard yet."She said as she spoke softly to him, keeping things calm. Kalmuli hadn't looked up away from her work by the fireplace and only moved away when the meat was done to take it to a plate on the table. She wiped her hands on her coat and settled her hands on her hips. "Enough you two."She said with authority. "If you're going to get twitchy with your knives and swords, take it to the Ward. Have a nice long grown-up talk and then come have breakfast when it's done."
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