Marai: The Long Dark
When we walked into the bustling city of Freeport, yesterday, it afternoon. Getting directions from one of the shop owners, we found our way to the Senator’s office. Odilo explained who he was as I brought forth the documents and papers for him. The Senator read through them several times before telling Odilo that he was ready to call the constable when Odilo had claimed his title. A quiet, pretty woman named Malva brought us something warm to drink while the men talked. The Senator was ready to replace Odilo with a “qualified” Ambassador when Akra spoke up. He expressed the issues that a new Ambassador would face knowing nothing about the Drakkin and having never proved himself for them. “The chances of your new Ambassador getting to even talk to Zoldani Kolath’s Aide would be nearly impossible.” The Senator leaned back in his chair and thought for a moment before declaring Odilo as the Ambassador’s Aide and Malva as the new, qualified, Ambassador. We were told we could leave the following morning (today) by boat. I offered them a slim ray of hope of getting home faster by taking the Moon Path. Leaving this morning about an hour after sunrise, we set sail for Evergreen. To my surprise, Thaenadir was waiting at the dock claiming he knew I was coming. I asked for his help to get the three of them to Bahamutu. As I followed and tried to convince him to help, I told of them being the only reason I was able to return alive including their help in the temple of Ilsidelius which caused him to stop instantly. He turned and asked about the temple. When I showed him the items we found at the altar, he smiled and asked me to make the runes for travel. Thinking for a second, I wrote them out … nearly correct. Thaenadir took the liquid moonlight and had them carefully step into the rune circle. After checking to make sure none were damaged, he poured the liquid moonlight inside the runes and they were gone. I can only hope that everything goes well for them. By the way, Thaenadir would only say that he knew I was coming because the stars told him … I will never know the whole of it.