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    [Job - Artemis & Zen] Criminal Rumours

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    Zen

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    [Job - Artemis & Zen] Criminal Rumours

    Post by Zen on Sun 26 Aug - 18:29

    Job specifics:

    Job Title: Criminal Syndicate, part 1
    Rank: D
    Player Requirements: Minimum is D rank, (max 3 D rank, 1 D rank and 1 C rank or everything from B rank and higher have to do this solo.),  Good, Dark, Neutral
    Job Requirements: 1000 words solo, 2000 with a group find the missing officer of x town and uncover the truth.
    Job Location: Hargeon Town, Talonia or Cedar
    Job Description:
    There are rumours of a powerful criminal organisation all over Fiore and the police force and even the Rune Knights tried to investigate the rumours but without success. The disappearance from three of their officers, who were on the job to find them, made them conclude that the rumours are true. But they are afraid to lose more men, that is why they are asking for any information about them. They asked the public to help them with their search and published the information about their disappearance.
    (Their backgrounds can be made up by the player.)
    *Hans Shoffel, a Rune knight had gone missing in Cedar.
    *Klaas Amstel, a police officer in the town Hargeon disappeared after visiting the restaurant. They aren’t sure whenever he visited the place for dinner or for his research.
    *John Luck, a Rune knight went to the Talonia Arena and hasn’t returned ever since.
    Your job is to go to either one of these towns to uncover the truth of their disappearance. Once you found one they will tell you that the local police force is corrupted and that they were responsible for their disappearance. The local Police chief runs is involved and the NPC asks the player to put him out of commission and interrogate him. They can’t help because they are unable to (in part 2). In which state, you find them and exactly where is to you to decide.

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    Rewards: 3k jewels, D rank experience and access to part 2.

    Zen Astair
    D-rank || Sabertooth || 522 words || 522 total
    Zen had decided to do what was impossible for him, in his 'previous life'. Travel and explore the world for more recipes and helping people along the road. The town of Cedar wasn't on his list just yet, thus he was just passing through. While he was just passing through, however, he did stop by to refuel himself. The town had a sort of traditional feel to it, one could maybe even say outdated, in a sense. A dominant of the town being a church, being guarded by knights and things like that. The air was filled with the smell of fish and sea. For a cook that meant that there should be enough of fresh seafood. Zen wanted to try some of it.

    The town was bustling with activity. It was still very much a clear day. The young man weaved between the people. At least there weren't too many people, so the streets weren't so crowded. Zen came across some street vendors. Most of them sold various items such as framed pictures or clothes. He didn't have to look for too long for a streetfood vendor, thankfully. The young man stopped in front of the vendor, eyeing the selection of meals. For a handful of Jewels, he decided to order two variety seafood skewers. He walked up to the vendor and placed his request. Shortly afer, he was armed with two, beautifully grilled skewers that had a mix of seafood on it. Zen decided to stand close to the vendors, but out of the way of the people walking by. Near a shop next to him, he noticed a small group of three older ladies, who were approaching the shop. Once they got close enough, he thought that he would be overhearing some old women's crap, but it was much more interesting than that. "Have you heard? There are criminals running about, here." The two other ladies gasped. "No no, Marge. The guards would not let any criminals run loose." A lady not named Marge would argue. "Then you haven't heard that a guard went missing." Oh? The two ladies gasped slightly louder and nervously shuffled. "You think they could kidnap us, too?" /"Who would bother kidnapping an old hag like you?"/ Zen thought as he shook his head. "We should go to the church next, then. Offer a prayer for our protection." One lady said and the others murmured their agreements and the group left.

    The young man frowned and finished his second skewer. /"Pray to whatever god you want, but if that rumour is true, he won't help you."/ What Zen just overheard seemed like a genuine problem. If it involved even a guard disappearing, the criminals must've had it out for them. Zen wasn't sure if it would be wise for him to just approach a guard on his own and start spewing information that felt confidential. He could just do it on his own, but that would probably be encroaching on business of officials. The young man would throw away the skewer stick into a nearby bin and place a hand on his hip in thought.
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    Quite the dilemma.  -Zen
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    Artemis Dagger

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    Re: [Job - Artemis & Zen] Criminal Rumours

    Post by Artemis Dagger on Sun 26 Aug - 21:41





    Art stepped of the family yacht as it pulled into Cedar, taking in the crisp air he smiled. Leaving the skipper to handle the paperwork of docking a spot. As he proceeded along the harbour into town, he would have to take some time to enjoy the sight here, he imagined they must have so good restaurants along the seafront, maybe he could find himself some good company, preferably one with a hot figure and cracking set of legs. Although he wasn't that she he would have time, he was after all here with a purpose. One that didn't actually require him to sample some of the locals or their cuisine.

    Back at Black Rose, rumours had reached them that Cedar was placing host to some 'suspicious' activity. Activity that was predominately of the kidnapping of officers and so he was sent to investigate the rumours and see if they were true. Were these guys missing? How they been kidnapped due to some criminal organisation? What was the purpose of kidnapping officers? He was specifically ordered not to take any further action to, just find out what he could and report it back to the guild. They would then decide what was to happen next, whether he would end up pursuing the criminals himself or it be resubmitted to a different member was yet to be decided. Based on how well he did with the job. For once, Artemis actually wanted to handle something properly, to show his guild what he was capable of, that he could be useful to them. He hadn't yet done anything especially impressive so, this was an opportunity worth taking.

    Artemis strutted along the peer in the direction of town, taking in the sights as he went. The sun was high in the sky and there were bodies everywhere. The locals and tourists clearly taking advantage of the good weather. Art looked around the streets, monitoring the people as they went by. Fortunately he was pretty good at blending into a crowd, so he wasn't drawing any special attention to himself. He decided just a subtle questioning of the locals would probably be best. He started off with a few guys at a food stand, but they brushed him off with comments like 'missing police? good riddance.' and 'maybe they'll take a few more while they're at it'. He had politely smiled and left, deciding this guys were beyond useless.

    He walked further along, spotted a haggle of ladies chatting about it. Their words caught in his slightly heightened hearing, he listened to the chat. They didn't seemed to knew anything, only speculation, so he decided to approach them. As he glanced around he spotted someone, someone...out of place. There was something about him, the way he looked on at the women. Was he listening in? Artemis smirked, this was an interesting candidate to ask. So he approached, putting on his best mask of friendly mannerism. Art stepped up to him, "Good day Sir, My name is Artemis. I was wondering if we could have a chat, there's been some suspicious disappearances in the area lately. I was wondering if you may have any information you could share?"





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    Re: [Job - Artemis & Zen] Criminal Rumours

    Post by Zen on Wed 29 Aug - 22:41

    Zen Astair
    D-rank || Sabertooth || 286 words || 808 total
    Zen was still deciding on what he was going to do. But luckily for him, it was already decided for him, when he was approached by a young man. Quite the looker, aswell. Zen listened to the other man's request. He was slightly surprised to be asked about something that he had just heard about, but perhaps that was the idea. At least he was polite about asking for such information. Zen would nod. "Well, I'm no local. So I'm afraid that can't give you anything real to go on." He would cross his arms on his chest. Since all of the information he had was just pure speculation, the young man was willing to share what he knew, without any additional price. "I only know what I overheard from the old ladies." Zen would motion towards where the ladies were previously, before they left with his head.

    "Supposedly there's criminals running around and that a guard went missing." Zen would share the truly plentiful and trustworthy information he had. "That's all I have. Just some rumours from old ladies." It almost made him feel shameful. He used to be much better at listening in to people in the past. He would have to re-polish those old murderer skills of his, one of these days. "How come you're interested in such information, anyway? You have a score to settle? Or just looking for some work to do?" Zen thought it was a valid question. He himself was just passing through the town, but if those rumours would turn out to be true, he wouldn't mind solving a crime on the way. That was his mentality, though. He had no idea what this Artemis was truly after.
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    What does such a handsome young man want with such rumours? -Zen
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    Re: [Job - Artemis & Zen] Criminal Rumours

    Post by Artemis Dagger on Sun 2 Sep - 0:41





    Artemis tried to get a read on the guy he approach, he could sense a little magical energy there, telling him he was a wizard. This enough was been one of the reasons he had been drawn to approached. Yet the decision to ask this guy seemed to be unfounded, as firstly the guy admitted to him that didn't actually live in this town for a start. He then went on to explain what it was he knew so far, which wasn't really any more than what Artemis what already aware of, that was frustrating to say the least. He didn't seemed to be getting very far with this investigation, he sighed. Maybe I need to try somewhere else. He thought, but he really wanted to get more information before addressing the guards directly. Maybe that wouldn't work in this case, were these criminals just that inconspicuous. Perhaps they had instigated fear into the citizens that knew about them, Art had a spell for that but it was pretty damn cruel. He didn't fancy mentally torturing the citizens in town. Even for information that would help him it seemed a little overkill. Reaching up he ran a hand in his hand, taking another look around. He heard the guy ask him why he was asking, and glanced back at the guy. "I'm on a job request right now, I work for Black Rose and they sent me to check on the situation to see if it needed further addressing." He replied smoothly, he knew full well that the guild had a reputation to uphold. This guy didn't seem especially threatening, so telling him would neither benefit nor hinder his progress.





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    Re: [Job - Artemis & Zen] Criminal Rumours

    Post by Zen on Tue 4 Sep - 21:22

    Zen Astair
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    "I see." So Artemis was a mage, who was part of the Black Rose Guild. That was useful information to know. At least Zen knew that he was dealing with an another mage and not just revengeful youth. Not to mention that Artemis seemed to be on an actual assignment for this situation, unlike himself, who was just a passerby that happened to overhear some rumours. That reminded him, though. "Ah, forgive me. I completely forgot to introduce myself." It was an old habit of his. In the back alleys, knowing true names of people held great value. You never used it, if you wanted to stay alive. "I am Zen. I belong to Sabertooth." The young man shared his name and the Guild with a light bow of his head, following Artemis' example.

    The issue of missing relevant information was still pending, though. They only had those damn rumours to go on. Zen didn't want to tackle the part where they could ask some guards or officials, quite yet. Simple folk would have to do. Most of the time they held the best information anyway. Zen looked over to his right, scouting what the street vendor was selling. It was a middle-aged man, grilling some meat on skewers. The young man would briefly look at Artemis. "Gotta have to start somewhere." He would say and walk over to the vendor. The man looked up to Zen. "What is it going to be, lad?" He would ask. "Two chicken skewers, please." The vendor smiled and nodded. "Coming right up." He replied and placed the requested skewers on the grill in front of him. "Say.." Zen would begin as he crossed his arms on his chest. The vendor looked back up at him with a raised eyebrow. "Have you heard those rumours? Quite unnerving, aren't they?" He would ask, completely innocently. Just casual banter to fill out the waiting time. The man would sigh. "I have, I have. Some of the people are genuinely terrified." He would say and flip the skewers. "Some criminals running around and having their way. Fairly recently I had a pair of guards order and they talked about it in hushed voices." That was getting interesting. "Go on." Zen would gently nudge the vendor to spill more. "They talked about how one of their collegues, who was investigating those criminals, went missing. They didn't say his name, though. You would probably have to ask them for that." The man would share what he knew. Zen would nod. "I see. Thank you for answering." He would thank the vendor who chuckled in response. "Quite polite, are you? You shouldn't have any issues with asking the guards, then." The man would say and hand Zen his order. Zen gave some Jewels to the vendor in return. With a little wave as a goodbye sign, he would approach Artemis. "The guards seem to be our only option, really." He would comment on the information he had just received. The young man would then outstretch his left arm, offering one of the skewers to the other mage. "Want some?"
    NOTES
    This is slowly getting more and more interesting.  -Zen
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    Re: [Job - Artemis & Zen] Criminal Rumours

    Post by Artemis Dagger on Fri 7 Sep - 12:01






    When the man in front of him name Zen revealed himself to be a member of Sabertooth, Artemis raised a brow in surprise. That explained why he didn't carry himself the way normal folk did. Interesting... He thought, wondering if the guy could be useful to him. After-all, so far he was struggling with this job, maybe this guy might have something that would help him in some way. But the question was what, how did he get this guy to help? He could openly ask, but he didn't want to drag him onto the job with him if he was going to be a burden. He need to decipher how good the guy was before taking the risk.

    Artemis's eyes followed Zen as he moved over to the vendor, observing curiously. His sensitive ears paying attention to the words exchanged. It seemed he didn't have to nudge the guy to help, he had gone for it regardless. The conversation proceeded to mention guards discussing the events, and clearly indicated they would be their best bet. Artemis shuffled a little bit, he was great at talking to people, but positions of authority, i.e police, knights, guards. They didn't tend to like him, he had the arrogance of a unruly teenager to them. Despite being twenty-two, they often didn't like his attitude, even when he was putting on the façade of niceties.

    He watched as Zen returned to him, nodding at him remark. "No, thanks." He said declining the skewer. "You know, if you wanna join me on this job, I can fix the paperwork when I get back. That way you'll get paid, you seem to have a knack for this so." He offered to the guy. He had shown himself to be useful after all, plus the guy might have an easier time talking to the guards than him.





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    Re: [Job - Artemis & Zen] Criminal Rumours

    Post by Zen on Sun 9 Sep - 15:53

    Zen Astair
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    Artemis didn't take up Zen on his offer of food, so he finished off the remaining skewer, as Artemis told him about ensuring the pay for the job. If Zen had to be honest, he wasn't in it for the Jewels, but earning some extra never hurt. However, when Artemis said that Zen had a knack for this type of things, he wasn't too far off. But Zen also suspected that he wanted him to talk to guards, aswell. Talking to regular folk and squeezing information out of them wasn't too hard. But trying to pry information out of officials and guards was quite different. Zen couldn't imagine himself talking to one of those without his habit of tossing out various threats to ensure the validity of information he received. It seemed that he would have to give it a try, at the very least. That thought terrified him a little bit, as it would screw up the job and his Guild. "I'm just passing through the town, but I won't turn down a job opportunity. I can try talking to the guards, but bear in mind that I am no Mr. Charming." Quite the opposite, in his own, personal opinion.

    Zen would turn around, trying to see if there were any guards in their vicinity. Luckily for him, there was a pair of guards walking towards them. They were talking to each other in hushed voices. As they were about to pass the two mages, Zen would step in front of them, making them almost bump into him, since they weren't paying attention. "Hey, move it. We're on a patrol." Said one of them, aggressively. They seemed like anything but being on a patrol. "I'm sorry to interrupt that, but I would like to ask you something." The guards exchanged looks and then looked back at Zen. "What is it?" Asked the other guard, less aggressively, but still quite snappy. Zen shuddered at the thought that these people protected the citizens of this town. "I wanted to ask about these rumoured criminals." The first guard rolled his eyes at the question. "Yes, we are looking into it. It will be solved, don't worry. Whether the rumours are real or not, we will see it through." A bold claim, for sure. There was still one missing link, though. "What about that missing guard?" The guards looked surprised. They surely didn't expect Zen knowing this little tidbit of information. "No idea what you are talking about. There are plenty of guards who go missing while working around here. There's... There's a lot of wild animals around here, you see." The second guard would say, who would only convince perhaps his grandmom about the truth behind those words. Zen wanted to press on them more, since it was obvious that they knew more, than they let on, but the young man knew that he would only resort to threats. The only thing that he wanted to avoid. The young man would look at Artemis, his eyes crying out for a little help with the guards.
    NOTES
    Me and guards don't go well together.  -Zen
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    Artemis Dagger

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    Re: [Job - Artemis & Zen] Criminal Rumours

    Post by Artemis Dagger on Mon 10 Sep - 1:21






    Art listened as Zen accepted his offer to join him on the job, at least he got to share the workload. Not that it required much anyway, just collect what information you could right? He shrugged in reply, "That's fine, My charm has it's limits also. But maybe we'll be able to manage something." He responded. He looked around, hearing the approaching footsteps, he instantly recognised them men walking their way as guards. Although Art wasn't sure if this was a fortunate moment for them, it all depended on how it panned out.


    Art waited quietly as Zen interacted with the two guards, the little exchange did not seem to go well. They guards seemed very unwilling to share any information with them, Art bit his cheek. Trying to think of a way to convince them to hand over any information they had, he spotted the look Zen gave him. Straightening up, there was only one person he knew who had a way with people like this, and as much as it' sickened him. He knew putting on the persona would be the only chance they had. Artemis put on his biggest and friendliest smile, anyone who knew if would recognise how unnatural it looked on his face.

    "Gentlemen, Gentlemen. We're so sorry that we have to interrupt you hard and vigorous work day for such petty questions, to be honest we're collecting this information to ensure that this matter is truly one of purely scandalous in nature. To find out that there is stock is such rumours would be greatly disturbing. Frankly to attack such important members of society is downright preposterous, and utterly disrespectful. Not to mention the public opinion on such a matter, to have people thinking that guards are just weaker versions of guild mages suited with fancy looking armour. I mean, I actually heard some scumbag say good riddance earlier, the disrespect is baffling. I mean, who is the first ones called when they need help right?" The pompous and frankly butt-kissing voice he was putting on belonged to none other than his cousin, Gabriel. That little weasel that was trying to worm his way up the family hierarchy with a chin browner than mud. However this butt-kissing manner of speaking seemed to be causing a shift in the guards demeanour, they exchanged looks, clearly considering offering more information. "If we can put a stop to this, perhaps men like you actually get the respect and treatment you deserve." He added, attempting to drive it home.




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    Re: [Job - Artemis & Zen] Criminal Rumours

    Post by Zen on Fri 14 Sep - 22:18

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    Thankfully, Artemis understood that Zen wanted him to help with the guard situation a little bit. At first glance, Zen thought that Artemis was pretty good at sucking up to others and playing into their hands to get what he wanted. Although, he could also see that the other man was quite forcing himself to be excessively nice. As long as it worked, it was alright with Zen. The guards exchanged looks as Artemis finished his talk. They definitely had looks of consideration on their faces. The second guard more so than the first one. He would have to work that guard for the information they needed. to solve this mystery.

    However, it seemed that that was not even neccessary. After the guards exchanged their looks, the second one smiled at the two mages. "Of course, of course we will help then!" The first guard frowned and seemed like he wanted to stop the second one from spilling the information, but the other guard just blabbered on. "The missing guard's name is Hans Shoffel. He was investigating the rumours." That was already worth it. A name carried a lot of weight, especially in the criminal underworld. "I think that he went to some shacks near the port." The first guard was getting impatient and was starting to look paler by the second. "He probably got a lead or something. Or maybe he ended up at the small warehouses at the edge of the port-" The first guard grabbed him by the arm, interrupting him. "Yes, yes. That is all of the information we can provide to someone from the outside." Sounded like a bit of a stretch to Zen. "We should really get back to our patrol, though. So that nobody else goes missing." That sounded awfully suspicious to Zen's ears, but he didn't think that the mages could spare time dealing with those two clowns. "Thank you for the information, nonetheless." The young man would give the leaving guards a small nod of thanks. "I hope you find him!" The second guard would wave at the mage duo as he was being slightly dragged away.

    They had their primary lead. Zen wasn't entirely sure whether this missing guard went missing because he got too close to something or just by being in a wrong place at a wrong time, but they would have to check out the mentioned places despite that. "Well, I think this is the best we are going to get on this endeavour." The young man would turn to Artemis. "Shall we get going then? Before the trail goes completely stone cold." Zen would suggest at look towards where the port was located. The town was relatively small, so it wasn't too far off, but still a bit of a walk away. Although Zen did kind of worry for the second guard. The first one didn't seem too pleased with the information that he leaked.
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    Time to find this poor sod.  -Zen
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    Re: [Job - Artemis & Zen] Criminal Rumours

    Post by Artemis Dagger on Sat 15 Sep - 16:42






    If this impersonation of the cousin of his whom he hated with a fiery passion didn't work. Artemis would never live it down, to have to act like that pompous stuck-up kiss-arse even for the purpose of a job, made him feel queasy. Gabrielle was a disgusting slimy individual, desperate to climb up the ranks of the Dagger Corp. faction, and in complete envy of Artemis's position of inheritance. Because Artemis was a direct heir, son of Mephistopheles oldest Lucarius Dagger. The order went Lucarius, then Artemis and Art's siblings following this. Gabriel was like seventh in line for the position, a very unlikely occurrence.

    However, as sick as it made him, it seemed that pretending to be like the slime-ball did not fail him. The false praise of the guards work seemed to win over at least one of the guards, causing him the spill the beans about a missing guy named Hans Shoffel, along with a potential location. Artemis smile excitedly, finally something solid to work with, finally they could make some real headway with the mission. "Thank you ever so much good sirs, best of luck with your duties." He replied, turning away from the guard. He moved along with Zen, distancing himself from the guards.

    "Sounds good, let's head to that location he said, warehouses at the end of the port huh? Shouldn't take us long." He said, his demeanour returned. He didn't quite like having to act that way but it got the job done. "It's a good thing too, I don't know If I could have kept it up much longer. I hate kissing up to people, especially ones that don't deserve it." He said, he wasn't especially fond of guards or rune knights. Nor their attitude towards the public. In Arts eyes they didn't do much to handle the real issues the world had to offer, just handled the smaller things, only really got involved when it suited them. Otherwise, passing whatever they could of to mages. Most of them were jokes, but still, some of them were okay. The few that actually wanted to help people, so Art wasn't completely unwilling to lend his hand. For them to be going missing, this had be at least something serious enough for a mage to get involved with. It sent a big message, and didn't leave people feeling very safe, especially if figures of authority were being snatched up so easily.

    They headed back towards the port, in the distance Art's powerful eyes spotted the warehouses at the far end. "Hopefully this shouldn't get to that point but, as a mage of Sabertooth, I presume you'll be able to handle yourself if things get dicey?" He asked Zen, he didn't want to have to look after the mage if for any reason they were attacked.




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    Zen

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    Experience : 325

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    Character Name: Zen Astair
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    Re: [Job - Artemis & Zen] Criminal Rumours

    Post by Zen Yesterday at 19:28

    Zen Astair
    D-rank || Sabertooth || 488 words || 2817 total
    Artemis gave the guards one last good suck up before they left completely and agreed to the plan of heading to the port. Though it seemed that Zen's suspicions were correct, in the way that Artemis put on quite the façade that he didn't particularly enjoy, understandably so. The two mages made their way towards the port. It didn't take them too long and as they were getting ever so close, Artemis asked him about his combat abilities. Zen was considered as a mage of Sabertooth, yes. Had he ever used his magic before, though? No. He wanted to get a hold of it, before he would try using it for self-defense or any other type of combat. That meant that he would have to rely on his wits and throwing knives. Zen always hit his mark, but he reckoned that things would be much different, now that he was among the magical folk. "I can handle myself well enough, don't worry." The young man would reply. Just a smidget of a lie in there, but it wasn't like he wasn't telling the truth.

    The two mages would reach their destination. Even if the port was small, it was still relatively busy. Staff, sailors and merchants ran about their businesses, paying no mind to the investigators. It was time to put that thieving wit to use. Good use, this time. Their current target were some warehouses that presumably housed a variety of trading shipments. They had a lead on some shacks near the warehouses aswell, but they could worry about that later. If the warehouses didn't check out. It sounded so cliché, though. A warehouse as the base for a bunch of rumoured criminals. There had to be more to that tale. Again, it would be better if they focused on the task at hand, instead of the greater picture, for now. The mages would have to blend in, somehow. Zen wasn't quite sticking out from the crowd, but it was apparent that he was not a native to this town. "We either blend in with other people, or we go quietly and unseen." Zen would propose ideas to Artemis, as they neared their ultimate destination. "I stick out quite a bit, so I am fine by finding a stealthy way inside the warehouses." He would share his own intentions. Sneaking around unseen and robbing or murdering people used to be his profession, after all. On the nearest warehouse Zen's eyes already spotted a weakness in a form of a slightly opened window with an easy route of approach to boot. "I already spotted an opened window that I could use on this first one." He would motion towards the first warehouse. "You wanna come with or should we split?" Splitting up didn't sound like the brightest of ideas, but Zen felt like he needed to ask. He didn't know whether Artemis preferred to work safe or fast.
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    Time to get to work.  -Zen
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