"Have no fear Lady Forbid, unlike other recent acquaintaces of yours, these one's intentions for you are pure." Tiara narrowed her eyes as the man strolled unconfortably close to Dack. She stayed silent, her mouth closed against any remark she would like to make. As he left, Dack muttered to her, so only she could hear. "That thing is no elf, nor even a living being. Even if it's words on these people are true, it's presence taints their work." She blinked once, and stayed sielnt still. Her world blurred around her and her head whirled. Pain shot out the back of her neck and prickled up her scalp. A raging headace was comming on soon, and she would certainly not like it at all. "No, that thing, is something else entirely, but for now it seems to be focused onto a more contructive path that it would seem capable of, so it will be tolerated. Even so, it will be some time before we can assemble the right means of destroying it making tolerance much more important." She looked over her shoulder, pain forgotten to look at the man. He stopped by her and looked her up and down. SHe narrowed her eyes still and remained standing there, her body gracefully heald straight and her head up high. Even though she was in little more than rags and was in need of a washroom, she still held her graceful posture and dignified air. The man made a short, slightly stiff, bow. "M'lady, I am Gueth Dadromus, of the mage order of Mardon to the east, I recieved your letter on the fall of the city here and set out at once with the aid you requested. Myself and two others, along with armsmen have resecured the tower and restored it to tis former state. Hopefully we can have the city in order in a short time, with your help of course, and soon we can begin the recruitment of more mages." She didnt even flinch as the doors of her Beloved tower slammed shut behind them. How many times had those very doors slam shut when she was being scolded by a higher mage? Her head pounded at the thought of it. Gueth continued. "Now that you have returned you may retire to your chambers, I'm sure room can be found for your escorts, we will begin the task at hand on the morrow" She tipped a slight nodd of the head as he bowed and departed. sHe turned back to Dack and Darian and sighed, her legs wobbly and he head whirling " THis place digusts me" ANd she fell to her knees in dizziness. ~~~Yula "Yeah, you've got a good point. My only concern is that this second figure could potentially be more dangerous than the Stranger. I mean, the Stranger was good, but if he caught me in such a position, and it was a fair fight, I'm not entirely sure which one of us would walk away from it. So he doesn't worry me as much as this new guy. We don't know his name, what he wants, even why he wants to help us! All we know is he does." Yula watched as Arlet pulled himself up and leaned over her. She shifted slightly agai and looked up at him as he continued. . "But, I guess I've done worse things. So, let's go with door number 2, shall we?" Arelt finished as he looked down at her. SHe smirked up at him, her harsh red eyes glinting miscieviously. Yula blinked slightly as he bent down and pecked a small kiss on her cheek. SHe kept her anoyance in check as he pulled back and she resisted the temptation to nip at him as he did so. He smirked at her, stating,"And just so you know, THAT's a kiss. Not trying to rip off the flesh!" She growled amusingly and ignored the comment " Shall we go tell him then?"