All of a sudden Miri grew quiet and whipped around to the east as if he had been struck by some unseen object coming out of that direction. He focused off into the distance as if he could pierce the gloom of the day and see things beyond visible sight. General Voltavian quickly assumed his meditative position. There was a long silence and the soldiers who dared to look on from a distance, while trying to act like they weren’t, were greatly confused as to what was going on. Miri was the first to move. At length he spoke. “Your opinion general?” “I was not prepared for he disturbance my lord. I was only able clear my thought just in time to catch the tail end of it. However, it is certain that it was our mage. I’m sure you checked the signature against the stone. Yet what it means to me is unclear. The image was a general haze with no clear direction that I could pinpoint under such conditions. I can only assume that she has set some high magic to work, though it was rather quick. If only I had been ready for it. Forgive me lord.” “Do not trouble yourself about it, one cannot truly hear the great chorus on such a whim. It is not a thing to be casually grasped. Yet I believe you are right that this is indeed our mage. Yes I felt her signature and that of the stone and their voices are in union. Yet I believe more can be discerned than you may think. You say the signal was in a haze. Yet it merely felt that way as it came from more than one location. Yes and the signals were in perfect counter harmony.” He paused as if in contemplation before continuing. “Yes the signals came from the east and were produced a great distance away from each other, roughly north and south I would guess. Beyond that I think we can assume this was not an attack. She this would have been an attack as we would have surely felt the counter attack or death throes of something powerful enough to warrant such magic... maybe a signal of some kind.” He went silent again. “Yes general I think I see another reason behind the jumbled signal. There were other signatures mixed up in it, with the mage’s predominating. It was most certainly her spell, so why would other signatures be a part of the signal?” The general was slow to answer. “Well if they did not collaborate on the spell, I would say they all timed some type of magic and released it at the same instant. And perhaps the spell of the mage Lunaleth was the greatest?” “No general, they weren’t all magic users nor were the signals from magic. If you were in her position, taveling with a conspicuous company, and needed to get past a ring of supposed enemies what would you want to do?” “Well I suppose I would…Where have they gone?” “I’m not sure, but there were not enough signatures for the entire group. You continue on with your men and leave this to me. If she tries to do the same thing again I will be ready and then we will know for sure. I will send word of your knew orders once you reach the fort. I’m sure you are competent enough to make the proper arrangements concerning your men. You have done well general. Your service has become almost invaluable. See that it stays that way.” And without even waiting for Voltavian to respond, he spurred his griffon and jumped into the air and flew off.