As we arrive to Painter's Summit, Amenious can be seen with a lithe woman, later known as Agnus, along with a picnic setup. A painter could be seen off to the side busy painting away at the city. It was a fairly busy place at this time. I wonder if that overexcited painter got our likenesses or not?
The ballroom is being setup as we arrive back at the estate. There is going to be a "small get-together" for the unveiling of a statue. Not of me though… too bad.
I'm glad I brought my magical silks for this. Always good to have in case some drunks decide to cause "trouble".
The statue seems to be a gift for the Immortal Queen. This could be a bad sign because of whom the statue is honoring, an elf know as the Ambrosian General.
A famous quote rang with me: "I will see a time of enduring peace between elves and man." This line was apparently said as he left the "Artifact Retrieval War" or what we call the "Elven Incursion." At this time, elves vowed to not kill any mortal during the war. I remember them all using wooden swords.
The precious artifacts that were stolen: The Flute of Shaping (trees and such), Flesh Needles, and The Singing Sword. The culprits who stole the artifacts that started this war were turned over to the elves. They were never seen or heard from since. No one knows what happened to them. All that was known is that they were taken to the elven city to pay for their crimes.
I finally make it to the ball after a long wait. I guess they wanted to save me for last? Good idea. As I make my way through the crowd, I give a meaningful glance to all those who see my passing. I know the one I'm looking for will be with the highest ranking members in the front. Cecilia Seadra invoked this twinge of fear in me that I quickly negated. I don't know why this happened. I'm not usually prone to that sort of thing. Ponder for another time…
Lazerus, an old friend and now general of the Knights is seated where I expected. He is with Baron Victor Essathrazz past the groupings of nobles.
Victor became very interested in Pyre and his "friend". Of course only Albrecht and I knew with which he was referring. Pyre tried acting confused to turning the subject away while trying to convince the Baron that there was no such friend. It wasn't going so well. I would have helped, but this was all so funny!
Bodok, was revealed to everyone around. So the secret's out (for now). What an interesting figure Bodok has. Eight feet tall with long, dark and smoky "robes." His hair tendrils out into more smoky wisps. His facial features are nondescript. His eyes are by far his most prominent feature. They seem to be nearly as black as the Void itself! As he comes forth, he speaks in the ancient spirit-language.
After the formalities, Barron Victor calls for Amenious. Ezio calls for his as well and wasn't shy about making a commosion! ha!! This was definitely something that Amenious was wary of.
The group is together with Victor now. Victor summons his little spirit friend who takes the form of a rat. A neat protective spell for secrecy is placed around all of us in order for us to have some privacy.
The spirit that has been causing all these issues is named Kio, a spirit of travel. He needs help. Something happened to the ship he was protecting. Everyone on the ship was suddenly gone. Everything else is still undisturbed in their original places on the ship. The poor spirit was forced to flee because of the event that caused the disappearance of the crew. The longer the spirit is out and forced to do what it has been doing to survive, the more damaged and corrupted he will become.
We need to find this being now!