Aegis had concluded his preparations for transporting the group back to the mainland as Airelot arrived with his lost companions. A thin coating of florescant dust covered the ground in a small area around the mage. Aegis motioned impatiently for his companions to step into the circle, and grudgingly, he even included Zept. As they settled into the small circle, Aegis dismissed his hunting hounds, and began chanting. Slowly the dust began to rise from the ground and shift dramaticaly in color as it rose. About two feet over their heads the dust began shimmering and drifting back down to the earth like bubbles from a bath, so thick that it obscured the view of all those within the circle. When the dust cleared the group stood once more in the stable yard outside of Aegis' tower. "I have removed the enchantments upon the stable, you may rest here as long as you need. I will have Tregar bring you food and drink and anything else you may require." Aegis said to the group. His attention though was focused on the view through the gates of the tower grounds. From where he stood it seemed that the tower might be the only thing left in the city that was not touched by the hand of some foul demon. He turned back to his companions. "Please forgive me for not bringing you back into the tower proper. The wards have changed due to the violence in the area, and none of you would be safe inside. The guardians are active as well, I can feel them." As if Aegis' words were a summons, the shadows at the base of the tower began to writhe and shift, twisting in turmoil. "They sense the dangers about, you will be safe here however, they will not enter the stable unbidden." Turning on his heel Aegis strode into the main doors of the waiting tower and vanished into the darjness.