Ishtar stared up at the impressive structure with no small amount of trepidation. "Well, Navu," He said to the black unicorn at his side. "Maybe we can find a real home here. Maybe," he added hurriedly. The unicorn sent feelings of exasperation to his mind; they had had this discussion before six times on the way here, most of which ended much the same way: Navu would ease Ishtar's anxiety at asking to join the guild, and Ishtar would thank her and stride away with confidence for about twenty paces before the fear came back to hound his mind. She had given up on trying to permanently assuage his fear at this point and simply kept directing him back to the guildhouse with a gentle emotional nudge.
Ishtar simply didn't know what to do. Did he go in? Did he ask one of the wizards around? Either way felt too awkward, and if there was anything Ishtar did not want to appear to be, it was awkward. Not only that, and Ishtar was doing his best to forget it, but deep down it almost felt like a betrayal of his old guild, Dark Unicorn, to join another guild so soon after he had reawakened. He'd brought it up with Adrian during his last visit, but the aged wizard had waved away his worries. "You want to feel the love and companionship of a guild again, Ishtar," the old man had told him gently. "Nothing wrong with that. I doubt anyone from the guild would blame you if you joined. I certainly won't." Despite this, Ishtar still felt worried that he would be somehow insulting Kayla and her family- his family- if he joined this guild. Navu sent him a gentle stream of comfort, but it didn't help him decide what to do.