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[Nightingale]

Artemis, with a final nod to Moss and Jackson, glides after Nightingale. His blue eyes are as cold as the night air as he scans for dangers. When they reach the West Thorn, the guards at the door recognize Nightingale easily, but they are less sure of Artemis and won't let him in without some answers first. Artemis waits patiently, trusting Nightingale to handle it.

"Who's the Elf, Nightingale?"

"Oh, this? This is Mr. Artemis, my friend of circumstance and fellow movement of this night's Song. He also slew Cynarre, who was twisting my arm rather painfully, though it made me sad because he was very thirsty, but more thirsty for freedom, which he never found. The hall of Paladins has been obliterated, and many are dead, and I and my new friends are trying to find the assembly point of the ones who brought so much sadness to this keep."

The guard waits at the end to see if there's any more story coming, then says, "He slew who? And what assembly point are you talking about?"

"Agh, my bard's tongue ran off with me! But I need to report to Son of the Clouds, per his request, and this is my friend, so please let him pass"

The two guards share a look, then one glares at Artemis, who stands with his hands peacefully at his sides. "Son of the Clouds doesn't much like Elves. If he gets angry for him coming in, it's on your head, little one."

"It'll be ok! Thank you very much, sirs!" Nightingale then enters.

Artemis follows the Nimbic inside, glancing disdainfully from side to side as he enters. All the furniture in the room has been pushed to one side. Ten sullen Andoveran guards and diplomats, sitting or lying on the floor of the tower, are listening to an angry man rant. It's Son of the Clouds. "We're owed more respect than this! The Elves sacked Andover, and as punishment are treated like royalty while we are crammed into this tower! If Andover does not appreciate its allies, it will soon find itself without them!"

Nightingale looks up at Artemis, then back at Son of the Clouds, then discreetly backs back into the hallway. "I think I'll report to him later. He seems a bit worked up. I need to get my Treasure, though. I'll be right back."
Artemis purses his lips in annoyance as Nightingale backs away, leaving him there. One man notices the Elf and nudges his companion, the two of them glaring hatefully at Artemis as Son of the Clouds rants on.

Nightingale hurries to grab her satchel, then returns to Artemis. Seeing the look on his face, she says, "I'm sorry, it's not that I fear you can't defend yourself, but I'd dearly hate to see Son of the Clouds die. He's taken good care of me. I'll come back when he is more calm. Shall we go?"

The two friends have pointed Artemis out to their neighbors, who turn to watch him. One or two smile at Nightingale, and look uncertain when they see her talking to him. "What ARE you looking at?" Son of the Clouds bellows, turning to look their way. "Argh! I can't even talk to my own men without some Elf coming in to eavesdrop. What are you doing in here, Elf?" His voice is hot with anger and hatred.

Artemis bows his head, respectfully to the Ambassador before replying. "I am escorting Nightingale. She has news for you from Commander Moss."

Nightingale looks up at Son of the Clouds with her cutest expression and smile. "For all intents and purposes, he saved my life, and he is my friend."

The man harrumphs, arms folded across his chest. Then he bends slightly to address Nightingale. "And what news do you have for me from Moss? Is he inviting us into the Central Keep, yet?"

"Nay, sir, but many if not most in the keep are dead now. The hall of Paladins has been obliterated, and assassins have killed all in attendance at the signing. All is chaos and dissonance, but Mr. Artemis, some others, and myself shall be seeking to find where these assassins are heading. There is little to report save that there shall be no peace this night. Especially for you, for your life may still be in danger. You were listed on a letter we found to be killed as well. Not being in the keep may be why you have not been attacked yet."

Son's eyebrows climb up his forehead as he takes this in. He blinks, then shifts his shoulders, trying to get comfortable with the news that someone seeks his life this night. "Well, they haven't got me, yet," he finally announces into the waiting silence. The tension in the room goes down a notch. "Thank you, friend, for the warning. My men will watch over me with even more care." He raises his voice, "Won't ye, men?"

"Aye!" comes the strong affirmation from all around the room.
"Aye!" He turns back to Nightingale. "Is there anything else you have to tell me?" He asks, smiling at her fondly.

Nightingale grins. "Yes, I'll be going now." She curtsies deeply. "Thank you for taking such good care of me. I hope our movements harmonize again, someday. Know you'll have a place in my ballad."

"Hopefully," he says with a chuckle. Then he turns his dark eyes to Artemis. "And take THAT with you on your way out. You better keep her in her own skin, Elf, else we'll take you out of yours." Artemis bows his head again, and backs out of the tower.

Nightingale looks a little sad as she says a simple, "Farewell", then follows after Artemis.

Outside, Artemis walks stiffly past the guards, keeping silent until he's sure they can't over hear. "Now that that's done, we can get on with the business of tonight." He sounds eager.

Artur: [Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!]

"Aye, that is a concern for another day. Tonight, adventure awaits us! Let's hurry to Mr. Jackson's side!"


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[Both PC’s]

MomofEaglett: [I assume you guys had designated a meeting point...outside the gatehouse, perhaps? Wherever it was, Jackson sees his two comrades approaching.]

Puerilis: [Nightingale doesn’t think that far ahead lol]

Beside Jackson, stands the sergeant, another guard, and a cowled wizard.

"Mr. Jackson!" Nightingale calls out.

Jackson nods to Artemis and Nightingale. "How is Son of the Clouds?"

"Still alive, and twice as wary," Nightingale responds. "Oh, Jack! Good to see you're still well." She smiles at the guard standing with the sergeant.

He gives her a smile and a little salute. "And you, lass."

Jackson watches Nightingale in consternation, shifting his gaze to Artemis he raises and eyebrow, "Perhaps we should proceed quickly. This opportunity won't last long."

Nightingale walks over to the cowled man. "Hello! I'm Nightingale. What's your name?"

"I'm Sali," the cowled... woman answers. She sighs and pulls back the cowl, revealing young woman with unruly blonde hair tied back with bits of brightly colored string. "Now that I'm not the only woman, I don't have to pretend to be a man for these louts." She leans in to whisper loudly to Nightingale, "I make them uncomfortable."

Nightingale blinks confusedly. "I wonder why?" She curtsies. "Glad to meet you, Sali!"

Aretmis nods at Jackson. "I'm ready. Does she need a potion?" Nodding at Sali?

"I do." She replies to Artemis.

Artemis looks at her, unperturbed, then pulls a potion out and silently hands it to her

Nightingale turns to the sergeant. "And may I ask your name as well, sir?"

Sergeant Valford returns Nightingale's greeting. "I'm Sergeant Valford." he says crisply.

"Glad to meet you, Sergeant Valford! That'll be a fun name to put into my ballad." She smiles.

"At this point,” Jackson interrupts the introductions, “I'm thinking that it would be best for one of us to follow the assassin and then come back here when the assembly point is found. After that we surround them and attack as one. What do you think?"

Turning to Jackson, she says, "Sending one ahead is a sound plan, but we don't want that one to have to backtrack too far to get the rest. One person really good at that sort of thing can follow closely, and leave a trail that the rest of us can follow from a bit more behind. That way, we're always close to each other," she suggests.

Artemis nods. "Two of us should go, in case one loses track of our lead. Or, if one is caught, the other can return with the news of the... development."

"That's a good thought, too, Mr. Artemis!" Nightingale encourages.

"Excellent," Jackson squats down to look Nightingale in the eye, "Can you follow Artemis quietly so we can catch these wicked men?"

"I'd have to take off my bells, but I can. I'd like to look after my friend."

Jackson lays his hand on Nightingale's shoulder, "Good girl. Bring him back safe if you can."

"Of course!"

Artemis looks amused. "We will find the place, and that will be the end of them."

Nightingale begins to remove her bells from her sideburn braids.

Jackson stands and nods to Artemis before speaking to everyone present. "Alright, here we go: Jack will slip the key to the assassin; Artemis and Nightingale will follow the assassin with the invisibility potions; Sergeant Valford, Sali, and I will follow the trail with the rest of the men. We attack when Sali's signal goes up. Any questions?"

MomofEaglett: [Artemis and Nightingale are following, invisibly, on the heels of Jack, right? And they probably each have extra invisibility potions on hand, in case the trail leads on longer than one potion would last, right? ... I can't think of any other potentially pesky details right now.]

"Let's go! We've a ballad to write!"

A smile flickers in Jackson's eyes, his voice comes in a whisper, "That's the style, Nightingale."

Nightingale whispers back, "Do you know any words that rhyme with Vanford?"

With a wink for Nightingale, Jackson moves into the shadows with Valford and Sali to watch the entrance to the keep.


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Post Re: [Play by Post] Ch. 1 ... the silence of our friends.
Jackson watches as Artemis and Nightingale follow Jack into the darkness, heading toward the central keep. Up on the third floor, the two drink their potions and Jack, with a final wink, leads them into the prisoners hall.

Jack saunters down the hall, tsking at Cynarre's body, then continuing on to the end of the hall, hesitating at the last cell. You barely catch the gleam of the key as he passes it through the doors with a whispered phrase.

Nightingale grabs hold of the bell she missed, silencing it.

After Jack returns, passes you and leaves the hallway, it seems you're the only living thing left in the room. The assassin is silent, and Artemis leaves no trace at all of his invisible presence. A minute later, the door to the last cell opens. The assassin is on the move.

The assassin walks toward you, then stops and Cynarre's cell and uses the key to open the door. He steps lightly in, tears a corner off his sleeve and soaks it in Cynarre's blood, then slips the blackened fabric into his pocket. He leaves the cell, carefully locking the door behind him, and starts to carefully make his way out of the central keep.

Realizing her plan to follow a good distance behind Artemis won't work while he's invisible; Nightingale decides to keep an eye on the assassin instead. She breaks off little pieces of her soap to leave a trail as she goes.

You lose sight of him as he drops out a window on the west side of the first floor, but then you hear a misplaced footstep in the direction of the stable.

Nightingale struggles to keep up with her short legs, dropping bits of soap every so often.

The assassin pushes away some straw and crawls into the floor. After he disappears, you can just make out the opening of the hidden tunnel he's entered.

Nightingale draws an arrow into the dirt floor of the stable, then crawls after him.

The tunnel goes on for quite a ways, with no light. The walls are close and cold, with the cloying scent of rot clogging your nostrils.

Eyes failing, and nose overwhelmed, Nightingale can but continue down the path blindly.

Finally, the tunnel turns up again and you squeeze out into the open air between and fallen log and a large, very thorny bush. Behind you, to the east, you can just make out the crenellations of the wall of Ghostwood Keep.

You're able to follow him to the assembly point, a small clearing around a cold, dark fire pit. He slinks into the camp, giving a silent signal to the lookout, who resheathes his knife. You only see two other shapes that could be men sitting nearby the circle of stones, but the darkness could be hiding more of them.

Nightingale puts away what's left of her soap, and turns to follow the trail back towards the keep . . . only to find she can't see the trail she left. With a shrug, she heads back as best as she is able.

MomofEaglett: [For time and simplicity, we'll assume he went a more or less straight line the to west, about a mile. Not hard to about face and go back. Do you just head back to the main gate? Was that the plan all along...? <nudgenudge>]

Artur: [lol]

Not wishing to tear her dress up further, Nightingale chooses to return via the main gate, unaware she looks like a ball of dirt clumps floating about in mid air.

Puerilis: [how's that? lol]

Halfway back, Artemis is suddenly walking beside you, looking terrible. His previously black clothes are dark brown, turning light brown in the places where the caked on mud is starting to dry. He gives you nod and a small smile.

Nightingale grins back. Nightingale looks at her own dress. Nightingale frowns. Nightingale puffs her cheeks, and continues running.


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Jackson, after waiting [as long as it takes to walk about 2 miles] finally sees his two friends step into the light of the torches at the front gate.

Jackson moves toward the gate with a brisk stride and an eager glint in his green eyes.

"What news?"

"Stable . . huff . . tunnel . . huff . . soap . . huff . . can't see . . dress . . huff . . dirty"

"Calm yourself, little one," Jackson looks to Artemis, "did you find them?"

Nightingale leans over, her hands on her knees. "Mile . . . west . . . three"

In the light, even Artemis looks affronted at the state of his clothes, and brushes ineffectually at them once or twice before giving up. "Yes, we did. A mile to the west. It should be easy enough to find them again, but we'll have to be careful, they have lookouts." He doesn't seem as winded as Nightingale, but then, he only has to take one step to her three.

"What . .. he . . . said"

Jackson hands Nightingale an open water skin, "Take it easy, just breath."

Nightingale falls onto the ground.

Dropping to Nightingale's side Jackson cradles her in his arms, "Breathe, it’s ok now."

Nightingale's breath begins returning to her. She sits up on the ground.

"Thanks you, Mr. Jackson,” she says, and drinks from the water skin.

Valford speaks up. "Can you lead us there now? Or do you need time to recover?" The last is directed at Nightingale.

Nightingale jumps to her feet. Her voice is still a bit strained as she says, "I'll be fine!"

Looking up to Artemis, "Any ideas on setting the ambush?" Jackson looks back down to check on Nightingale.

"This is what I get for hardly playing wind instruments," she mutters.

Jackson stands up and brushes himself off, "I figure we should go in first and then as the battle develops, Sergeant Valford can lead the rest of the men in where he sees fit."

"Whatever we do, let's do quickly. They may not wait there long. ‘When the heroes arrived, the villains were gone’ would be a terrible end to a ballad."

While final preparations are being made, Nightingale tries to learn the names of as many of the soldiers as she can.

Artur: [thus shall they attain immortality through the song of one little Nimbic]

Artemis briefly describes the layout of the camp. The clearing is small, only comfortably sleeping 6 men around the fire. The trees around it are pretty thick, with plenty of low hanging branches someone could hide in. He regrets that he couldn't tell if there were more waiting in the trees or not. He suggests that if someone could get the fire pit lit up again, it'll either scatter them, or make it possible to shoot them with arrows from a safer distance.

“Anyone have flint and steel?" Nightingale asks.

More than half the men and Artemis raise their hands to affirm the possession of flint and steel.

She takes one of the flint and steel sets, and slips it into her pouch. "Thank you very much," she tells the man.

"Would you like to light the fire while I guard your back?" Jackson asks.

"I'll do my best!"

"Right,” Jackson turns to face the surrounding woods. “Sali, you're with me; Sergeant, aim for the dancing lights. Let's go!"

Nightingale points dramatically to the west. "Our coda lies there!"

MomofEaglett: [I'm gonna let you jump ahead to the camp and assume you and Valford's men can surround them. Val's men will hang back a little farther until their needed, and to catch any fleeing baddies. Jackson and Artemis and Sergeant Valford (he insists) lead the attack with the wizard backing you up, Nightingale' s got the fire pit, and the surrounding soldiers help as needed?]

Puerilis: [yes!]

Artur: [sounds good]


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As the company moves through the woods Jackson leans down to whisper to Nightingale, "Sword rhymes with Valford."

She looks up, eyes widened a bit. "You're right!"

The guards creep through the silent forest, following after Artemis and Nightingale. The half moon breaks through the trees occasionally. When you reach the camp, you wait the appropriate time for the rest of the men to get into position, then Jackson gives the signal to Sali. Her spell briefly lights up the sky with brightly colored flashes of light, casting the forest in red, blue, and purple shadows for an instant. The ambush begins!

MomofEaglett: [Nightingale gets first action, then Jackson, then Artemis, then wizard, then bad guys, then Valford, then Valford's men.]

Nightingale stays hidden safely behind the others awaiting their charge.

Jackson quickly scans the battleground. A sentry is just on the other side of the nearest tree, then behind him are three men around the fire pit, two on the opposite side from where you stand. Jackson takes long quick strides up to the nearest sentry, his greatsword flicks out in a quick thrust aimed at the sentry's throat, but misses, piercing the tree trunk instead of his target.

Artemis moves stealthily into into the clearing, crouching behind one of the assassins. His dagger glints in the moonlight as he efficiently draws his blade across the throat. The wounded man drops to the ground, gurgling and flailing.

Sali mutters a quick arcane phrase and sends a trio of magic missiles to strike the sentry in front of Jackson.

The remaining assassin signals with his hands, probably to hidden compatriots in the surrounding area. The sentry brings up his arm to swing at Jackson, but misses. All around you, you can hear the commotion of stealthy battle.

Nightingale makes a dash into the clearing, tumbling gracefully through the chaos, avoiding the dangerous men around her, and makes it the fire pit. Remaining on the balls of her feet, ready to dodge and weave as needed, she takes out the flint and steel that Jacob gave to her.

Jackson turns lightly on his feet, leaving the sentry by the tree in Sali's hands, and charges the nearest sentry by the fire pit. He slices through the man's body, from shoulder to hip. He drops to the ground, dying.

Artemis slips up behind the last assassin near the fire pit and raises his dagger again, but the assassin dodges and turns to counter attack.

Sali drops the sentry with a blue ray of magic, leaving a spot of white frost on the man's chest.

Artemis' opponent sinks his dagger into the Elf's shoulder. Sergeant Valford stabs the man in the back, saving Artemis any further battle. The sounds of battle from around you, deeper into the trees, is fading to quiet.

Nightingale stands up and says, “I did it!”

A last scream. Silence. A handful of Valford's men gather with in the small camp, attracted to the fire Nightingale was able to raise.

"Ok, Mr. Artemis! Can you see better . . ." she notices the soldiers gathering. "Well, boogers."


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Artemis nods to Nightingale and kneels near the fire to clean his short swords. The twin blades flicker from black to silver to pale yellow as he rotates them, checking to make sure there is no blood left to stain their fine designs.

A loud scramble in the brush at the edge of the firelight turns out to be Sergeant Valford helping a man with a lame leg back to the camp. Other guards are also nursing their own wounds, or the wounds of their comrades. Of the twenty who accompanied you, only seven remain, and only two of them made it through the ambush uninjured.

The sergeant lets his man down, then approaches Jackson, looking exhausted. He speaks so that everyone near the fire can hear. "I've talked to a few of the men here. Sounds like we killed most of the brigands who were waiting here, though we paid a high price for it. I have reports of one or two wretches who bolted rather than stay and fight." He sighs, flexing his hands in frustration. "We could wait and see if more come. We'd have a better time of it picking them off one at a time, but some of my men here who need to get back to the Keep and get some looking after." His eyes are dark with worry.


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Nightingale looks about at the gathered soldiers, noteing those who still stand and trying to remember the names of those that do not.

"It is sad that so many have fallen," Nightingale says with a strong voice, "but I will not let them die. I'll incorporate their movements into my own, and sing of them that their melodies may be heard the world over. Wherever I go, I will carry them with me."

Nightingale then begins to sing. Her song is quiet, haunting, and in the Celestial tongue. Though those nearby can hear her sing, her eyes say she is not singing to the living.

"Farewell to you, may your Spirit rise to join the Song beyond the skies. Though your Melody is no longer near, its echo will be remembered here. Our thoughts and prayers, with you, we send. Safe journies to you, our precious Friend."

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After pausing to listen to Nightingale's song for the fallen, Jackson responds to Sergeant Valford.

"There's not much point to staying out here to wait for more assassins. I think we've gotten all we're going to get.

"Let's get everyone together and get back to the Keep. We need to get these wounds addressed and get back out here with a detail to collect our dead.

"Did we take any of the scum alive?"

Jackson takes some time to clean his greatsword and check the dead assassins for valuable information.

(Search check: 16)


(That's a 68% casualty rate, goodness sakes--talk about a Pyrrhic victory. :nonono: )

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Though they can't understand the words, Nightingale's song brings smiles of appreciation. Jack, one of the uninjured, even hums along the last few notes. The first breath of light in the pre-dawn is shows over eastern edge of the clearing.

Valford nods his agreement and orders the men to make ready to return to the Keep. "Any scum we caught, we killed. Those traitors are better dead than alive."

After searching the bodies, Jackson has a tidy pile coins [120 gp], 2 tanglefoot bags, and a smoke stick. But nothing to reveal more of the Great Task the started tonight.


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On the trek back to the keep Jackson keeps a wary eye out for any counter-attack and runs through the skirmish in his mind; going over the sequence of events, the plan before hand, and how he might adjust himself and his planning for his next engagement. He knows its important to go through the experience mentally but that it's also important to not berate himself for perceived faults, rather to use mistakes as a teaching tool for future improvement. Running through these thoughts, he outlines the report he will make to Stallings when they get back to Ghostwood. It will end with a recommendation that another group be sent out to retrieve the bodies of the slain so that the rites of Neus can be observed. Jackson's eyes flick back and forth, scanning the forest. Letting Artemis scout ahead of the column, he drops back to watch the rear so the men can concentrate on getting home.

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Nightingale searches among the living for Jacob, the one that loaned her his flint and steel, as the now vastly smaller group makes its way back to the keep.


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Nightingale can't find Jacob. He must have been lost during the battle.

By the time you arrive back at Ghostwood Keep, full dawn has come. Janse Stallings is in the gatehouse, grumbling with a small group of men. He looks impatient and frustrated, but relieved when he sees Sergeant Valford leading in the men who made it through the ambush. The men he was talking with begin helping take the wounded up the stairs to the barracks room to rest and wait for a healer's attention. Jack, Sali, and the other unwounded sodier stand by their sergeant.

Janse waits after Jackson comes in, clearing expecting more men to be following him. When he realizes that's all, he asks, "Where are the rest of the men? Did you leave some back as scouts? Report."


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Jackson stands at attention, old habits kicking in, as he makes his report of the night's events. Without omitting any important details he relates the engagement in concise form: beginning with the return of Artemis and Nightingale with the location of the camp until the end of the skirmish.

“We lost thirteen men and took no prisoners. I’d like to take a fresh detail back out to bring in our dead, sir.”

“And sir, Jack and Sergeant Valford both conducted themselves admirably.”

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Nightingale looks at the flint and steel filling her tiny hands after catching her breath from the trek back to the keep. After a couple of minutes, she slips them back into her belt pouch, and unstraps her Treasure from her back. Sitting on the ground where she stood, unconcerned with her surroundings, she sets the triangular hardened leather case on the ground in front of her and unlaces the straps. She lifts the top of the case, and gingerly takes out the gold inlaid masterwork hand harp that was within. With a carefulness that borders on reverance, she begins to pick out some melodies on the silver strings, humming softly to herself.


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Janse looks to Valford, but he has nothing to add. Jackson's report was thorough. In response to his to return for the dead, he says, "You've done enough tonight. Commander Moss will be expecting a report from you as well." The gate captain summons a few more men and sends them out with Sali and Jack as guides.

On his way out, Jack passes by Nightingale, who seems to glow with an inner light as she quietly picks out a new song. His fingers brush the top of her head, saying good bye without disturbing her efforts. Sali looks disgruntled at being sent out again, but leaves after a final huff.

The sergeant salutes, then excuses himself to go check on his men.

"While you were gone," Janse continues, "we had a bit of our own excitement. I can't believe the Elves weren't in on totight's treachery. I went to the grove to confront them and a group of them they attacked me and my men. Two guards were wounded before their leader" his voice curdles with derision, "ran out to call them off. No doubt he waited to see how much more blood could be spilt before acting." He glares at Artemis and spits to the side.

Artemis stares back with icy blue eyes, remaining silent.


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