Mission: Criminal Syndicate part 1
Talonia was a good place for Agil's little lounge to do business-- then again he had magical doors to almost any and every city in Fiore to allow people to find the club for those who knew where to look. For Selina, it was a nice trip for moving through towns without large trips. However, Agil was having trouble with things on his end as Selina had learned.. someone butting in on his business.
"Wait, people going missing? That doesn't sound like something you take interest in," Selina asked as she leaned in on the bar with Agil cleaning glasses on the other side. Selina was dressed in her more casual attire of her streetwear-- wearing her glasses, vest and jeans to give her a more geeky appearance. It was easier if she had to go in public oppose to her more outstanding witch attire. Though times, she wish there was something that was both suited her and sexy too...
"Normally I don't," Agil said in a deep tone as he put down his glass. "But things are starting to heat up. Rumor going around of another criminal gang setting up shop among some of my doors. Mostly its been in Hargeon and Cedar, and now showed up in Talonia. Scare away people is bad enough, but supposedly these bastards are stepping up a new game."
From next to them-- they caught a Black Cat Exceed, Hex, hop up onto one of the bar stools and spun around on it happily. "How is that, baldie?"
Agil gave the cat a grumpy scowl. "There is no evidence they are involved, but I got on good confidence that a few of the Rune Knights have gone missing," he said. "If they go poking around them, they are either very ballsy or stupid."
Selina took off her glasses to give her friend a stern look. "Let me make sure I get this right. You want us to actually go looking for Rune Knights? The same Rune Knights you swear on a weekly basis you would rather be strung and quartered by both heaven and hell than have any in your bar." the witch said with a knowing tone.
The nepheline mage rolled his eyes. "Yeah, it sounds bad. But still, the more this happened, the more it can affect my business more. Besides, as annoying as hell as they are-- do you really want to see them knocked off for doing their jobs?" He gave Selina a knowing look. He didn't need to convince her despite her chosen life of a thief-- to do the right thing when lives were involved.
There were others in the club, clearly, they could overhear-- but Agil knew none of them would cause trouble. It was a neutral space after all-- a place from all walks of life would be welcomed here, especially if they had nowhere else to go. A place that suited Selina very much.
"We just need some information, but I can tell you all this stuff is seeming to happen during broad daylight, and with police around. That is fishy," Agil said.
There were too many factors that Selina needed to fill in on. "Where do we even start looking for the kidnapped?" she asked.