My head is still aching… I feel a bit slow, but that's more the end of my past few days, I'll pick up where I left off.
It feels as though so much time has passed, but also none at all.
It has seemed to be the concensus of the group that Triumph and that that biting wind of hospitality, her second, Edge, are likely Exalted. Amir immediately says we should call for a Wild Hunt. SIGH May the Unconquered Son's dogs bless him for his optimism, but I don't think he always thinks things through. Adjib will be working further on that as he intended to provide Triumph our answer in regards to the job and see if she can actually benefit us in that venture.
Just prior to this though we tried to catch the slippy cutthroat that works for Fallen Times. I fell back behind Iron and Einar as we were making our way to Adjib's, but that swarmy, mangeled tooth man was already on to us. I almost felt silly until Einar sent his hound out to try and catch him… the "hound". He's lucky people didn't try to kill the poor thing on the spot, instead it created chaos, the bald bastard got away (may the gods spit into his next drink), and the cheeky bastard blew me a kiss before being lost in the crowd. Currently… we are not doing well on our ventures.
With Adjib and everyone else off to do their own things I decided to hit up the bars with my best man Quiet Viggo to see if I could find more about the cutthroat, maybe capture him, but at the end I just want more information to help us get to Fallen Times.
Well he found me well before I found him. I need to set up stealth games again as clearly I am losing my touch… and I do not like to lose. I wanted him alone, between myself and Viggo we could take him, I KNOW it… but he was too good for that. Instead I managed to convince him that I wanted to join Fallen Times, unfortunately that meant leaving Viggo behind and following him through the city so he could lead me to Fallen.
Halfway through the alleys I know I couldn't follow the whole way as that would leave me stuck with Fallen, no way to reach my friends, and I feared I would be found out soon enough.
What a fight!!! I haven't one like that in such a long time. He managed to stab me, but it was nothing, and he was certainly worse for wear… then the dizziness began… That Bastard, that fucking BASTARD had poison on his blades! I want to call him a coward, but he is way too intelligent for me to give that disservice. So while I managed to have him we were both losing. He was bleeding out and I was being taken by the poison faster than I would have liked. I needed the antidote… grimacing I asked him to shed his clothing in a desperate hope to find the poison, when that did not work I tried to search him body. By the Unconquered Son's TEATS if the last thing I felt in this world was that disgusting man's balls in my hand there would be hell to pay.
I managed to scream for the guards just as the soft darkness took me.
The moon was so beautiful and full! Walking through the tall grass it softly brushed against my chest as I made my way through it. The air was cool, the breeze whispered through my hair, but it was perfect. Never had I felt more at peace. Then… a voice… a voice I felt I knew but could not place…
No. Please. I'm happy here!
I woke up in a bed at Spice of Life's clinic. Of course she was the creater of the poison that had gotten me and I had been making my way to her clinic, but the poison was too strong for me to do it on my own. She was kind and attentive. When I asked after the cutthroat she let me know that he died there on the streets. GOOD. If it hadn't been disrespectful I would have spit right then and there to show how I felt for that man.
Not being able to lie further I told her that we would be going after Fallen and beseeched her to give us some aid. Committee support, poison, information, DAMNIT SOMETHING.
2 Vials. She gave me 2 vials of the poison that she had just cured me of. I sent a message to my crew to let them know I was alright. In retrospect I should have sent a different runner to Adjib's, but I was so tired. I needed to let them know I was okay and to ask them to wait for me so we could all go after Fallen together… but so tired….