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Iator Legerdemain

"Let's just call me an ambassador, of sorts."

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a character in “Adventures in Galderia”, as played by Midnightclub

Description

Names: Amenazor's Faithful, The Prophet, The Fae Lord
Race: Gnome
Gender: Male
Age: 116
Profession: Prophet to the cities of Man
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Iator is a handsome creature, though his height-a full 3' 2-,his pointed ears, and the air of magic around him add a certain strangeness to him that causes him to draw the eye of others whether he seeks their attention or not. He is fickle about his appearance and has been known to change aspects of himself at will using his magic. Generally, however, he appears as he is portrayed in the picture. He has bits of hard shell armor around his rather dapper suit and a hat bearing a special mark. He is extremely fond of his hat and never takes it off. His eyes often change color, though whether the color changes mean anything is often debated when he is out of earshot.

Personality: Iator is friendly and excitable. He is also a master wordsmith. He could talk a beggar into giving him his last meal (not that he would). He seems to genuinely care about nearly every creature he meets and he often goes out of his way to help others. He's very easily distracted, though and often he can get into violent moods, especially when he or his god is lied to, threatened, or when someone breaks a promise to him. He's willing to share stories and tales and he loves hearing from others.

History: One day, Iator simply popped up in a small farm town named Kas. He performed a few 'miracles', asked about the King's Quest, and headed off in that direction. He's been wandering since, stopping from time to time at towns, lending aid or performing miracles for the sake of his god, and then moving on.

Inventory/Equipment: Besides his custom robes and his special hat, Iator carries several wands, tomes, scrolls, potions, and a staff on him at all times.

Special Traits: Besides his acuity with words, Iator is a rather potent spell caster. His gnomish heritage and his professed faith along with being obviously fae blooded lend his spells power. He often does not even need to speak or move to cast spells, it seems as though he simply changes the world with his mind. He also is rather fond of imbuing mundane objects with mystical power.

So begins...

Iator Legerdemain's Story

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"These men have committed atrocious crimes to this nation and to this community! Today, we will serve judgment to these fools and see who has the last laugh once they're on the ferry across the dark river!"

In a wide open space, six people were on their knees side-by-side, their wrists and ankles bound tightly together with rope so that they had no chance of escaping. This was, no doubt, a platform for public execution, and Asha had witnessed many of them in her time. Various streetfolk gathered in a semi-circle around the criminals with furious expressions on their faces as they picked up rocks from the ground and began hurling the stones at them.

"Die, scum!"

"Go to hell!"

"You'll pay for what you've done!"

"Monsters!"

"I hope this stings in the afterlife!"

An older woman with visible wrinkles marring her face approached Asha, cramming a stone into her hands with an angry, determined flare behind her eyes.

"Here, you should throw, too," the woman said, urging her to join in the stoning. Asha briefly shifted her attention to the six people, watching as they flinched and spat blood as the stones struck them, some cursing at the top of their lungs and others staying silent with their heads down.

"Sorry, I'm not interested," she finally replied, pushing the rock back into the surprised woman's hands. "I'll be on my way." As she turned around and started to walk again, something hard hit her in the back of the head and she turned her head over her shoulder to see that the woman had flung the rock at her, clearly even more displeased than she was before.

"You're just as bad as they are," she spat. "Anyone that supports scum like that deserves to die, too."

Asha reached toward the back of her head and pressed her hand against the area where she felt a prominent sting, looking at her fingers to see that they were slick with blood. She turned to the woman again.

"I see," she said quietly. She stood still for a moment with her eyes fixated on something in the distance as though pondering something, but instead said nothing, continuing on her way and was not disturbed again. At length, she came across a poster that was attached to the wall of a bakery, and gave it a quick look. It listed a request to slay a dragon that's been terrorizing the kingdom, encouraging warriors and magi from all walks of life to join in the effort.

A dragon...

Asha looked down at her Gatekeeper Blade, seven runes inscribed on its surface, two of them with a faint red glow.

Yes, I suppose that is one of them. I'll be looking into this, but first...

The warm scent of the bakery lured her inside and the doors closed lightly behind her with the tinkling of a bell. Outside, someone had freed the six dangerous convicts from their bindings and set chaos loose in the city...

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At the same time Taethion slashed at Gale, Asha came around from behind with a simultaneous attack, swinging in the opposite direction. The resulting strikes looked as though they would've created a scissor effect and divided him in half but his wings had just enough power to allow him to leap forward into the in the air, landing with a concise spin that put both of his enemies in front of him, out of his disadvantaged flanked position.

This might be more trouble than I thought, Gale thought sourly. This is already starting to wear me out but those two look like they've just gotten started...What do I do now? His eyes quickly scanned his surroundings for something to work with and spotted something - or rather someone, he did not expect to see.

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The gnome watched the fight between Gale and the two others with a gleam in his eye. He hummed along to their fight with a strange tune as if the clashing of their weapons was the beat. He stood stock still, his hands on his staff as he inspected the three. One might have been a guard, his armor and style seemed to point in that direction. The other female seemed out of place, her sword in particular seemed to resonate with untapped potential. All three were highly skilled and Iator delighted in the swiftness and strength of their attacks. It was fun to watch Gale use his powers, he always surprised people with them.

It was just as the two started to flank Gale that Iator thought his friend might actually be harmed by them. He walked forward intoning words of power and following very specific motions with his hands. He winked when Gale looked at him and a wall of blue and green fire burst up in between Gale and the two fighters, effectively cutting them off without putting any of them too close to the fire itself.

"Now Now." Iator cooed as if he was teaching small children a lesson. He let the fire sink back into the ground, a line of ash all that remained from the spell. "Surely there must be a good reason for you two to attack such a wonderful man as my friend Gale here." He said, a smile upon his face. "Did he do something wrong? Or were you all just playing?"

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A wall of flame divided the combatants and Gale immediately caught on, taking a step back and relaying a brief gesture of appreciation. Nice cover, Iator, he thought. Didn't think I'd be seeing you again so soon, but I can't say that I'm not glad things ended up turning out this way.

"Yes, why are you attacking me?" Gale played along. "I haven't done anything to you. I suppose this happened because I was dressed like one of those criminals that were bound during the stoning? I assure you, it simply must've been someone one who was merely dressed like me. Look, not a scratch." He lowered his hood and pulled back his sleeves to show that there was indeed not a scratch on him. This was the result of a clever technique Gale liked to call fragmented transformation, which was essentially transforming only a small area of his body for a split-second, timing them carefully to negate damage but at the same time, making it appear as though nothing was actually happening to his body. My head was down so they shouldn't have been able to see my face - people tend to have poor memory in passing and if it's only my clothes they have to go on, I should be able to pass the blame on by suggesting that the criminal must've been wearing something similar and escaped during the chaos - that coupled with the fact that I was uninjured from the stoning should be enough to convince them that they have the wrong man.

He turned to his benefactor and performed a slight bow in thanks.

"Thank you for intervening so that I could...clear up this misunderstanding, Iator," Gale said. "It's been some time, hasn't it?"

While the story was convincing enough, Asha was incredibly perceptive and immediately saw through Gale's lies - still, his circumstances were of no concern to her and she saw no reason to call him out on it, if only because that would likely be more trouble than it was worth. She remained silent for the time being.

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Taethion watched as his uniquely skilled foe sort of fluttered by over them with those strange powers of his. Taethion's blade nearly connected with her's. He quickly spun around in fear of his enemy's counterattack. Quincy always said to never have your back to your enemy. An important lesson indeed, many foes are not so honorable as to not attack a man while his back is turned. Before any more advances could be made, something just as surprising as the Hooded Man occurred. A wall of flame appeared. "Where did this come from!?" He shouted at that moment. He knew it didn't come from the enemy before him, this came from somewhere else.

A voice came from the Hood's side, as the fire died off. Taethion looked over to see a being, one that is quite small in stature. Yet, then again tall in posture as well.

"Surely there must be a good reason for you two to attack such a wonderful man as my friend Gale here." He said, a smile upon his face. "Did he do something wrong? Or were you all just playing?"


He dressed rather snazy. A style, Taethion is not accustomed too. Obviously he's not from around here. Then the one called Gale spoke. Taethion turned his attention to the strange man. He explained himself and passed off the blame. Taethion then felt embarrassed. He quickly then sheathed his weapon. Gale turned towards the small being, he called him Iator. Taethion then spoke up. "I apologize sir for my hasty actions." "I did assume you were a criminal, your clothing was reminiscent of the ones upon the platform." "I'm glad we didn't bring harm to you but your strange abilities should be most responsible for that." "In fact they are very strange, I haven't seen nothing like it in my travels." "Your not actually a monster underneath that skin are you?" "I never heard of a creature that has multiple parts from monster's I've seen in books." Taethion spoke.

He believed in Gale's tale, but was wary of him still. While he couldn't have been one of the criminals, if he had that kind of power all along he wouldn't have been caught and be so easily bound by rope. Still his presence is suspicious, what kind of person like him is doing here? Then there is Iator, a complete mystery but the two seemed to know each other. Iator is another creature he hasn't come across before. Taethion believes he is a Gnome, although has never met one before and isn't too sure. Nevertheless if it wasn't for him defending his friend then Taethion would have attacked an innocent man.

"I have to say thanks to you sir." "If not for your actions I would have harmed an innocent man." Taethion spoke to Iator gratefully.

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As the conflict came to a close, Asha put her sword away and Gale retracted his wings, morphing his mantis blades back into normal human arms. Her gaze shifted to the shape-shifted. Seems like he doesn't want trouble any more than we do. I suppose we did bring the fight to him, after all. She kept her eye on him nonetheless in case something else unexpected were to happen, as this day just seemed to be full of surprises.

"There's a monster inside everybody," Gale answered with a subtle grin. "Maybe you just haven't met yours yet."

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Iator

The gnome clapped, his smile wide with the guard-that-was-not-a-guard's acceptance of his friend's story. He was glad to see the conflict come to a close. "Not a problem! Not a problem at all!" He laughed. "I assure you, Gale is no more a monster than you or I. He is simply very talented." He bowed to the two. "I am most glad that I could be here to help clear things up. I believe I overheard your name, ser Taethion, was it? And I believe you now know my own name, Iator, and that of Gale here. It is a pleasure of the highest order to make your acquaintance."

He walked slowly over towards the girl with the magic blade. She was silent, but the smallest of scowls upon her face betrayed some negative emotion towards either him or, more likely, Gale. He was cautious of her and stopped at a respectable distance. He bowed again and tipped his hat ever so slightly. "Praytell, what is your name? I know that I have never heard of you, for I know no stories that tell of a woman so fair and so skilled with a blade."

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Taethion watched as Gale reverted to a most humanoid form. He then responded to the Paladin's words.

"There's a monster inside everybody," Gale answered with a subtle grin. "Maybe you just haven't met yours yet."

Taethion narrowed his eyes after Gale's comment. Then closed them and then laughed. "Yes I suppose their is truth to those words, heheheh." He chuckled with a smile. Then the one called Iator spoke, defending his friend. He then introduced himself properly as Taethion laughed again at the spry being's comments.

"Oh, come now." "I'm no Sir yet!" "You have to be knighted for that." He spoke laughing a loud laugh. "But yes you may call me Taethion, Taethion of Gilfried to be more exact." He spoke, his mood quite visibly changed. He was once defensive, a warrior to be sure, but now he is all buddy-buddy with these strangers that were not but moments ago his foe. "Yes it is of great fortune to meet you two as well." He spoke with a smile. He noticed Iator change his attention to the Woman. He had nearly forgot!

"Oh my!" "I had never gotten your name as well!" "I apologize for my behavior!" "I have forgotten to ask for your name as well." "And we've fought side by side to make it worse!" He spoke all embarrassed. "One should always know the name of his allies, lest he forget and they no longer be allies." Taethion spoke a bit flustered.

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Asha kept quiet all the way up until the gnome approached her and asked her name. One of these types, she thought. Quite the flattery, considering my swordplay wasn't anything fascinating. With the way he conveyed his words, it was clear what kind of first impression he was meaning to give, though unfortunately Asha was not one for compliments. Still, there was no meaning to twisting an innocent question the wrong way so she responded in kind, as it seems that Taethion had the same question as well. Allies, huh? This is the first I've heard of anyone calling me an ally. That'll come to pass eventually, as all things do, assuming we have each other's company for long enough. Even if things went well at first, everybody always seemed to be cautious or suspicious of her - it was inevitable, really, that people would be on edge around someone who was entirely indifferent to killing, showing neither satisfaction nor anxiety from it, no matter whether the victim was a helpless child or an eldery man. There was always a stillness behind her eyes that seemed to harbor a silent void that was beyond comprehension, almost to the likeness of a machine that was trying to pass as a human.

She gave a short, formal curtsy and said in a quiet voice, "My name is Asha. Nice to meet you."

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Iator

As the girl introduced herself Iator watched her carefully. A knowing look passed over Iator's face for a split second but then vanished behind his smile. "Asha then. It is a pleasure." He nodded kindly and turned back to Gale and Taethion. "So you are to be knighted then? When is the ceremony?" He said to Taethion with a laugh.

"Gale my friend! It has been far too long without your company. Glad am I to see you in good health and spirits!"

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Radionalia Ashengrits was summoned by the king to have an audience with him. She arrived at the doors to his thrown room and the guards let her in, once she was inside she got down on one knee and pressed her fist to the ground, her other arm laying across her upper knee, her head bent. "Good day my king." She said.

"Randi, stand. I am not a king as of this day." Randi nodded and stood, looking at the king with her hard eyes, though she wasn't being disrespectful. "Randi. As you may know my daughter, the princess, has been kidnapped by that demon dragon who has taken our land. I can only turn to you Randi, to get her back. I trust you most for this mission, you may recruit any you find are trust worthy and strong enough to not become a hindrance."

"If I may ask my lord, is there any knowledge as to where the princess may be?"

The king shook his head solemnly. "I'm afraid not, we have no knowledge as to where the dragon made it's lair. I will have to leave it up to you to find it and rescue my daughter."

Randi nodded in understanding then bowed low. "Yes my lord, I shall depart immediately." The kind nodded and dismissed her.

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"Good health, yes, but maybe my spirit's taken some hits," Gale laughed, putting his hand out to shake. "It's been one thing after another the past few weeks, I can't seem to catch a break at all. Anyway, I take it you've been well, too?" It hasn't been too long since they'd gone their separate ways, but the sheer coincidence of a second meeting like this seemed to elicit a forward, welcoming response like this.

Asha took a seat on the ground to take a short rest, closing her hands and folding her hands in her lap. Although she hadn't fought much, she'd expended quite a bit of energy when she'd used aura manipulation abilities to enhance her attacks, which could be quickly regained by resting or meditating.

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Taethion bowed his head as he heard Asha introduce herself. "Nice to you meet you as well!" He spoke with a smile. Then Iator drew his attention as he spoke. "Oh no, not anytime soon, but I shall inform you if there will be one!" He laughed. He watched as the group seemed to deflate from the encounter. He too was about to lull of into comfort when suddenly he perked up. "Oh no!" "The other criminals!" "There is still three out there!" "I must quickly find them!" Taethion spoke out loud. "Sorry to have disturbed any of you but my task is not yet done." "Excuse me friends." Taethion spoke as he quickly walked from the gathering.

He went off to make sure this business is done with but to his surprise he heard no more ruckus. "Oh no have they fled?" Taethion had thought. He would walk few steps to come across a new sight. The criminals that had been vanquished where tied up. Well it seemed someone else had completed the work he had set out to do. Not too far off where some guards, a boy, and a fellow in a strange attire. Something like a bird. "Well that's a relief." Taethion spoke. "You fellows must have done this right?" He spoke towards the boy and the mysterious man, not really addressing anyone.

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Pravus

He watched the young man going about seeing to securing the incapacitated men and helping out what appeared to be the guards of this city. The teenager addressed him but as was made quickly apparant he couldn't understand any word but "Hey."

The people he gestured to were injured but their injuries were mostly minor. The only really injured person was one guard who had suffered a sword wound to the intestines. Judging from the nature of the cut the man would need to see a healer soon before blood loss would get him. Needless to say Pravus was no healer. The people he tended to work with were usually long past the need for any form of doctor or healer.


Just as they were speaking down the street a blonde haired man clad in armor came dashing. He didn't seem to belong to the city guard but looked concerned over the commotion for a moment until it was evident that the younger man had it under control. The blonde haired warrior spoke to them in the lands native tongue. The details escaped him as the man spoke but it seemed to be phrased in the form of a question.

He was a foreigner so there was little to be done to hide the fact that he didn't really blend in. Still despite his lack of knowledge regarding their language they looked interesting enough. He would let the boy answer and listen, picking up any words he could recognize while he was there.

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Iator

"I hope it is soon." Iator said to Taethion. He watched as the man ran off to fight more criminals. "Have fun!"

"I have been very well. I even had a couple of converts at the last town. It was truly wonderful." Humans were so strange. They had such stigmas about touching each other and yet their favorite form of greeting was to shake hands. Iator still found it amusing even after all the time he had spent in human lands. He shook Gale's hand with a smile. "I take it that not all people respect your abilities as much as I have. It must be hard to find work."

Iator saw Asha sit down to meditate. He respected her privacy and gave her some room so she might meditate in silence. He nudged Gale. "Perhaps you'd like to go and get some drinks and chat?"

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"Oh, I find work well enough," Gale assured him. "You'd be surprised by the kinds of things people will pay you to do. And yes, that does sound nice right about now." He turned to the girl with a little less tact than he could've shown. "Why don't you come with us, Asha? You can rest inside, no need to be doing that on the dirty ground. You could use a bite, right?"

Asha suddenly remembered that her meal had been interrupted earlier, thinking on it for a little before complying with his suggestion, dusting herself off as she rose to her feet.

"I suppose I could," she answered, joining the small group. "I appreciate the invitation."

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Before anyone could do much anything else, a whole battalion of guards arrived. Quickly they rushed onto the scene. Orders were being barked to secure the area. Civilians and Guards injured during the riot were taken in to be examined by doctors. Other civilians were ushered along, telling them to go about conducting business as normal. As for the criminals they were being apprehended and were prepared to be transported off, so they can meet their sentence. Although their other top priority was to investigate the cause of this uprising. The only suspects are these strange folk that happened to stop said uprising.

A guard adorned in better clothing, a long cape, and some sort of badge signifying rank appeared amongst the rows of guards. "You three there," The captain spoke pointing to Iator, Gale, and Asha, "And you three over there!" His point shifted to Taethion, Adrian, and Pravus. "You are wanted for questioning regarding this incident!" "Now if you'll please follow us to the Jailhouse, we can do this quick and easy and have you released before long." "If you don't comply then we will have to be more forceful." "Now please just do as we say, I don't want any more trouble this day than any of you do." The Captain spoke his voice unwavering, showing his determination. The Guards surrounded the area cutting off any escape route. While they didn't want to fight, they were armed and are prepared to do what it takes.

Taethion

Taethion looked about and saw the City Guard preform their duties, but it would seem he is needed. They wished to question him and one to not seek violence where it is unneeded, conceded. "Yes of course!" "Whatever you need me to do to help you." Taethion spoke. "Thank you." The Captain responded. "Now please may the rest of you be this courteous and trust me it will be a painless experience." The Captain spoke expecting them to follow in suite.

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"Shouldn't be a problem," Gale said, pulling his hood over his eyes and heading along with them as he crammed his hands in his pockets. "Let's just hope we get this over with quickly." Damn guards won't get off my back today, he thought sourly, irritation settling behind his cooperative gesture. Doesn't look like there's any opening I can slip away through and I'm too drained to try and make a flight out of here. Just my luck.

Asha only made a silent nod in acknowledgement, following closely behind.

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Iator

The gnome grinned. "Glad to hear it." He watched Gale ask Asha to dinner with them. "Good! The more the merrier." Before they could move on, however, guards seemed to pour out from the wood works. Iator went along with them without a fight, his eye on Gale. "I've never been in a jailhouse before." He said to one of the guards. "Tell me, are they like what we have in the Vale? A separate home on a large plateau where those that have broken the law must live with others without leaving?"

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Pravus

As the unusual people spoke a voice suddenly spoke over them all, footsteps following in it's wake. A man who's armor was evidently more decorated than the other guards armor was addressing six of them. As he spoke the other guards had made their way around, securing the area and blocking their escape.

Pravus couldn't understand what the man was saying but he wasn't a fool either. It was obvious that this was the town guard and they wanted him to follow. After all, he was at the scene of this battle and even though he didn't participate he was still a stranger. It was no doubt that he suspected him of something relating to this.

I knew the moment I'd set foot in a city I'd wind up in trouble like this He groaned in thought only. He was motionless and soundless for the duration that the person who he assumed was in command here was finished speaking. He moved over towards the badge adorned man, his own plated chain mail making a muffled clanking underneath his cloak as the chain links bounced to his footsteps before he stopped, standing a reasonable distance back. He'd wait until the man would either walk or have a guard escort him to the local jail.

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A lot of people started to gather at the place. One blonde man appeared. He seemed to know about the incident. He was followed by three people. A woman, a gnome, and one mysteriously cloaked man. Before he could make a conversation with them. An array of guards led by a captain appeared to take care of the scene, he wanted for all six of them to follow him for questioning. The boy thought it won't be a problem, he just has to answer honestly about what happened. He nonchalantly approached the guard captain, thinking its safe and no problem will occur.

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The Captain watched as the six individuals he asked for seem to cooperate, despite answering vocally or not. "Good, if you would all follow me, my men and I will escort you to the Jailhouse." The Captain gave a strange look to the small one as he raised an eyebrow, but ultimately ignored the comment. "Let's move out." He ordered his men as they helped push the six strangers along. The Captain lead them all into the Jailhouse. Inside it was dark and a bit damp in there. The Cells were mostly empty, save except for a few prisoners. They watched with curiosity as the six strangers were ushered into the stone walled building.

"Alright if you would all stand near the wall here, I shall get to questioning you shortly." The Captain spoke as he left for a moment. A few guards kept an eye on the group. The Captain's voice could be heard, giving new orders. Some where to remain outside, and the rest where dismissed. He returned and look towards the group. "Alright, I have some questions for you and I would ask you answer them truthfully and one at a time." "Now you in the armor what's your name?"

"Taethion sir." The Paladin spoke.
"And what is your business in Beystead, Taethion?"
"Well sir I was here to seek employment." "I travel about helping those in need." "I thought a city could use extra help."
"What is it that you do?" "Are you a mercenary?"
"No sir, I am a Paladin of the Order of Saint's Illumination." "I follow the creeds of Dedarius, Patron God of Saints." Taethion spoke.
"Oh, Religious man eh?" "I have heard of your Order before, quite along way from home aren't you?"
"Yes but you must know we are regularly sent out on missions to help others, do you?"
"Yes, your Order once helped a friend of mine." "Alright and what is your connection to this riot?"
"Well, I saw the men bounded and being prepared for execution." "I'm not quite sure what happened, I went into the Bakery and then suddenly I heard screams, I-"
"So you have no clue as to how they escaped?"
"None sir." "I just went to help out those who were in danger." "My friends and I subdued them so they wouldn't cause any more trouble."

The Captain nodded, "So you know these people?"
"Not very well, no, I just met them today." "I met her in the Bakery first and then the others during the fight."
"Weren't you fighting one of your so-called friends?"
"Well yes but I was confused, I had thought him a fugitive when I laid my eyes upon him." "But I was sorely mistaken."
"Yes I see." "Which one was he?"
"The one in the Hood."
"Yes, hm." "I heard something about magic being involved?"
"Yes magic was present at the fight, but no one was harmed or anything."
"Yes alright, which ones were responsible for that?" "The Hooded One?"
"Um, Yes and the fellow in the Hat."
"Alright, well that's all I needed to hear from you."
"So do I leave?"
"No, I'll release you when I am finished with the others."

He then went on to the others and asked them the same type of questions.

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Meanwhile, many Guardsmen and civilians were passing tale about what happened in the square. These rumors soon reached the ears of Randionalia Ashengrits. The Guards chattered near her. "Yes I heard they are exceptional swordsmen!" "Even fought the criminals without their swords!" "Yes I heard that!" "Wasn't one of them a monster?" "I'm not sure but I heard something like that." "Ah yes I did as well, didn't someone sprout wings?" "Actually I heard he sprouted blades." "I heard he turned into a boulder!" "A boulder!? How peculiar?" "Yes, what a freak!" "That wasn't the only one!" "I heard something about a boy with freakish strength." "Freakish strength you say?" "Do tell!" "I'm not sure but he helped a buddy of mine out, if it wasn't for him that criminal would have run him through!" "Really! Amazing!" "Yes, not to mention the bright light I saw." "What bright light?" "I don't know, looked like fire." "Fire? There's been no fires today!" "Well that's what I thought I saw." "Well what a day!" "I wish I could have seen it!" "I as well." They spoke.

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The Gnome was next in line to be questioned. It was times like these when he really felt like he was standing in a hole in the ground. The humans all around him nearly twice his height. Nevertheless, he smiled as he looked around at the jailhouse, eyeing the bars. Humans cage criminals like they do animals, interesting.

The captain approached him.

"And what is your name, sir?"
"Iator Legerdemain, at your service."
"And your business here?"
"I'd just arrived in town. I am a Prophet of Amenazor, here to spread good words and deeds."
"Another religious fellow? What is this, some conference?"
"Not that I know of, my good man."
"Right, well, what is your connection to this riot?"
"I arrived after the riot had already been quelled, I think. All I saw was a little scuffle between my friend here and the Paladin and girl with the sword."
"You don't know how this started either."
"Haven't a clue."
"What of the magic that Taethion mentioned?"
"Ah now that was me. I conjured a spell to halt the fighting between my friends. No harm done to any persons or property, I assure you."
"Well, as long as you weren't killing people."
"Hardly. I would hesitate even in self defense."
"Very well, wait here while I talk to the others."
"Of course."

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The guard came to him next with the same questions. He felt not the slightest bit nervous about this. He knew that there won't be any problem at all.

"What is your name kid?"
"Adrian Retter sir!"
"Are you alone?"
"Yes sir."
"What is your business here?"
"I came here to seek employment."
"Aren't you too young to hold a sword?"
"I don't think so sir."
"So, what is your connection to this riot."
"I don't know sir, I just came there after hearing loud shout and by the time I came there it was already a wreck."
"So you don't know either?"
"Yes sir."
"Where you the one who took care of that two?"
He said as he pointed out at the two criminals Adrian defeated.
"Yes sir."
"Where did you learned swordsmanship?"
"Um... is this questions related to the case?"
"Oh, sorry, I just got interested, that's all. You wait right there while I talk with the others."
"Yes sir."

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Asha quietly took the seat, sitting opposite to the captain.

"Alright, I have some questions for you and I would ask you answer them truthfully and one at a time," he said, leaning forward with his hands folded over each other. "What is your name, miss?"

"Asha Ignivora."

"What business have you in Beystead?"

"I travel a lot."

"You travel a lot? Sightseeing?"

"It's complicated."

"Alright, I'll leave that as is, then. What was your part during the riot?"

"They interrupted my meal."

"Interesting...And the others? Your friends?"

"I don't know them."

"I see. You can stand up now, I'll be talking to the next one shortly."

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Gale took the next seat with a slight air of impatience.

"Your name?"

"Gale Urovic."

"Why have you come to Beystead?"

"Just looking for work."

"Work, huh? What kind?"

"Oddjobs, escorts, nothing fancy."

"What is your connection to the riot?"

"I didn't realize there was one until I was attacked out of nowhere."

"Is that so? Who attacked you?"

"The paladin and the swordswoman."

"There was some mention of your ability during the fight, too - what happened?"

"It's nothing special, I assure you."

"Please answer the question, Mr. Urovic."

"Just got into a slight misunderstanding is all. It's been resolved."

"Hm...You're attire is awfully similar to one of the criminals that were brought in."

"That's what the misunderstanding was, sir."

"I see. That'll be it for now, go wait with the others."

"I'll do that."