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Post  Reena on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:29 am

"His pets are tough creatures out of some distant Shadow. They are big, kind of like a wolf crossed with a gargoyle, claws, fangs, seem to have an aura that disorients their prey, can teleport or use some similar type of transit. Intelligent and fiercely loyal to those they pledge to.

"The assailant was a tall man shaped construct armed with a sword and a mace. It seemed to be made of elements; it could emit fire but I felt a deep cold to it when I chopped it up. The thing cut a swath through the city guard and it took one of Fernand's pets to fight and weaken it until I could finish it off.

"Tough things - both of them."
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Post  David on Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:13 pm

The sound of a trumpet echoes from the courtyard. If either Amberite checks, they can see the King's entourage leaving Fernand's stronghold. Many of his personal guards, however, remain on the walls.
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Post  Reena on Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:45 pm

Reena looks out to watch Nikolai and his guards move out. Pointing the procession out to Mint she says, "That's Valentine's old man the king of this land. The attack on V may have been a result of internal Uberwald politics or an external shot at Fernand, or a bit of both. Our helping escort the princess may result in our being caught up in the internal affairs of this land. Luckily we could just Shadow walk away if we need to.

"You'll have to tell me of the fun you have been having out in Shadow lately but maybe when we could have more privacy. And Bleys made hint of some new cousins in the fold - excluding the red'icorn cousins, have you met any of them?"
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Post  Mint on Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:08 am

"If Golden Circle politics features assassination attempts with thing like the one you described then it is more exciting than I ever thought."

"I'm still not convinced that anyone or anything other than family poses a serious threat to me."

How long have you been away? You've met Winnow, right? The new arrivals since him are Fergus, the new ginger, and the Kier, a pair of twins named Kieran and Kierenne. Those three will definitely shake things up if they don't get killed first. Kieran has already challenged me to a duel. Kierenne threw herself at me and then threw a hissy fit when I declined. Fergus thinks democracy is a good idea."
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Post  Reena on Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:11 pm

"Yeah, know Winnow from my last few visits to Amber. These others sound fun but democracy? In Amber? How are we supposed to vote when half the family is wandering off for years out in Shadow?"
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Post  Mint on Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:49 pm

"Oh, not just us voting, everybody. Power to the people. Fergus wants everyone to have a say."
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Post  Reena on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:09 am

"That seems somewhat foolish. Maybe it could work in some places and in some circumstances but in Amber?In order for the people to vote intelligently they would need to know all about the family and our secrets. I don't think thats going to happen anytime soon. Is he out spreading the word in the city? If so he may need to be taken care of."
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Post  Mint on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:15 am

"Nah, the elders are well ahead of this one. They already have him busy on a mission off in Shadow."
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Post  Reena on Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:32 am

"Somewhere dangerous? A one way trip?"
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Post  Mint on Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:38 am

Nah. He has Aiden and Karlsen as babysitters. He'll be fine.
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Post  Reena on Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:57 am

"But are you sure Aiden didn't have secret orders to dispose of a disruptive nephew? Has he walked the Pattern? Maybe just need to drop him off somewhere far out from Amber"
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Post  Mint on Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:47 am

"Aiden is an archaeologist not an assassin. And i haven't even walked the Pattern yet. That doesn't mean that you have secret orders to dispose of me, does it?"
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Post  Reena on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:45 am

"Don't get hissy.

"And maybe I do."
Reena says with a wicked grin. "You are the daughter of Brand aren't you?"

Reena refills Mint's wine glass. "And why haven't you walked the Pattern yet? It is a pain in the ass but once it's done you'll need those Trumps less and how could anyone stop you from walking away from the Rangers and going out to have some fun?"
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Post  Mint on Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:26 am

"I don't do hissy." Mint says with a smile.

"I will walk the Pattern, but like you said, I am Brand's daughter. I have to prove myself first. I wish I could just walk the Pattern and then run off into Shadow to have fun. Unfortunately I'm the one they really would have sent assassins after. Maybe they still would? Maybe not? What do you think?"
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Post  Reena on Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:40 pm

"You have spent enough time working for the elders that I can't imagine them forbidding you to walk the Pattern or try to hunt you down after. And maybe if these current troubles continue you could do it and assume they'll have bigger problems to deal with instead of hunting you down. You've been under Julian's wing for a while so could he sponsor you? And these Crimson Cousins of ours must have a source of power of their own, maybe after assisting Fernand he could get you on his version of a Pattern"
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Post  Mint on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:46 am

"Maybe you are right, If things go well I can at least ask to walk the Pattern. I doubt that they will say anything worse than no."

"If I do walk it do you have any advice?"
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Post  David on Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:41 pm

Something odd at the window. A bird. Not unlike a wren. It simply lights at the window sill and blinks its tiny dark eyes. Then flies away a moment later, vanishing into the sky.

It is the color of clay.
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Post  Mint on Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:13 am

Nope. Unless that bird moves at supersonic speeds, Mint has enough time to take a shot at it. She strings her crossbow faster than any mere human could, draws back a bolt and lets fly at the clay bird. She does not miss.
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Post  David on Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:33 pm

The clay shatters into a combination of chunks, pieces, fragments and powder. An odd popping sound accompanies this, one not usually associated with breaking pieces of clay sculpture or pottery.
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Post  Mint on Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:05 pm

"Please tell Fernand that we were being spied upon and haste is of the essence. I'm going to retrieve fragments of the spy device."

Mint heads off to do exactly that.
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Post  David on Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:12 pm

Heading down and out to the courtyard of Fernand's stronghold and the area outside the wall, Mint gets a view of the stronghold from the outside. Gathering the pieces of the bird isn't too difficult but some pieces almost certainly down the cliff below to the city of Fjordheim. There's nothing at all odd about the clay, which is hardened much as if it were a bowl or plate. Some of the shape remains intact, but again it look just like a clay bird--in this case "in flight."

Looking around, there don't seem to be any other such clay birds in the vicinity.

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Post  Mint on Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:58 pm

Mint retrieves the bolt as well if possible. Long stretches of time in the Arden have taught her to conserve supplies. She doesn't go down the cliff, but instead wraps what she can find in cloth and heads back inside to find Reena and Fernand.
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Post  Reena on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:42 pm

Reena claps her hands and shouts out "Excellent shot!" as the bolt destroys the bird.

Then on Mints command to find Fernand she just raises one eyebrow and sticks her tongue out at the back of her cousin.

"Just a messenger for her, am I?" she mutters as she heads out into the hall.

Seeing a passing servant Reena instructs him to find Fernand and inform him of a serious message that he must receive in person. Then she returns to the foyer and resumes drinking until Mint or Fernand come by.
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Post  David on Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:29 pm

It takes several minutes but Fernand does finally show up in the foyer, dressed quite clearly for travel.

"A serious message?" He says simply.
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Post  Mint on Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:54 pm

Mint arrives mere seconds after Fernand. She holds the cloth in her left hand and unwraps it with her right so that he can see the contents.

"I dislike spies." Mint says to Fernand.
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