Evil plot afoot.
It had been a bit of time, but the assassins finally moved towards the forest where the group was heading. Geraro was leading them but Njordjenka noted that Ferris was not with them, which was odd. Come to think of it, he hadn't seen Ferris in quite awhile. He was always a quiet man, but he decided to come out here to oversee the operation and for him not to be present was....odd to say the least.
"That's Lord Geraro to you," the dark druid interrupted.
"....Lord Geraro. Where's Lord Ferris? He should be here to make sure everything runs smoothly."
"He's ill. He's been sick for awhile so he couldn't make it down here," Geraro said impatiently, waving his hand dismissively.
"I find that hard to believe..." Njordjenka said quietly, not trusting the clown a bit. "He looked fine when we got to the town..."
"Are you accusing me of lying?" Geraro asked, smiling. "It wouldn't be very smart or healthy of you to continue doing that you know. Anyway he's too ill to come here. I'd know that..."Flashback
"I see. So you think they might be headed in this direction?" asked Ferris. He and Geraro were standing in an alley to conduct their talk. It was night outside which made it the perfect time to make sure there would be no eavesdroppers.
"Well it's very likely. If they continue on the path they were on when Njord said he amubshed them, they'll probably be pass through here. To get here though, they'll need to pass through the forest and there, we have a multitude of ways to end their lives."
"Well I see you've put at least a modicum of thought into this. I trust you will pull this off? I will be supervising you and if you screw this up, both you and Njordjenka are both getting the chop. He's failed already and after that rampage you made a short while ago...you're lucky I decided to let you live."
"Yes yes. I'm aware. And we should head back to the inn," Geraro said casually, brushing off the threat. Just as they started walking, Geraro fired off a small ball of dark magic at Ferris's head, taking him so by surprise he couldn't react to it. The magic killed him instantly, and fortunately for Geraro, there was little enough noise that few would hear what happened. Even if somebody did, Geraro could've taken care of the situation.
"Correction. Maybe I should go back to the inn. But only in a little while. You and me are going to the forest for an errand," said Geraro, first checking to see if anybody was coming or was out. Then he grabbed Ferris's body and ran off to the forest....
"Just don't worry about it," Geraro said to Njordjenka. "Now you too," he said pointing at two swordsmen nearby. "Yeah you. You go scope out the forest and report back ok? Now hop to it!"
As soon as the swordsmen headed into the forest, nobody, Geraro included moved for several minutes. Finally Geraro broke the silence.
"You there mage, you will set the forest on fire," Geraro ordered pointing to the sage nearby.
"Sir? What...what are you doing? You just ordered those men in there. If you set the forest on fire, you've had sent them to their deaths," Njordjenka said horrified.
"Oh I'm aware."
"There's no need to waste lives sir. We don't even know for sure if our targets are in the forest. If they aren't, you know how much shit we'll be in for burning down a forest?"
"I'm prepared for that. Anyway you boys have worked so hard. You deserve so much for all your efforts. Like a bonfire. Anybody bring any raw meat? We could have a nice meal here too."
"Shit man....I don't trust that clown. Shouldn't we all head down? I don't see why we have to."
"C'mon Carl. Show some manliness. There's nothing to be afraid of. It's a simple scouting task."
"But that clown..."
"If you don't stop whining, I'll give you something to be scared of."
"Jeez man....you don't trust him either Leonard?"
"What do you think? You should be glad we're away from him. He gives me the willies."
"...yeah. Guess you're righ-ooof!" Just as he was about to finish the sentence, Carl had tripped over the corpse of Ferris, who was surrounded by flies and was already in a state of decay.
"....Oh shit. Those wounds on his head. You don't think-"
"I know for sure. The clown murdered him."
"Oh lordy....we can't let him know we found the corpse and-do you smell....smoke?"
"*sniff* *sniff* Yeah. Now that you mention I do and....oh my god! Is that a flame?" Leonard cried out, his legs trembling. He knew the clown was crazy but he didn't think he was crazy enough to set fire to the forest with them in it.
"Oh my god! Run for your life Carl!" With that, the two mercenaries ran as fast as they could, but the flames were spreading quickly and ate away at a branch near the two, causing it to fall and crush them.The Clown
"So who's up for some deer meat? If anyone has some, don't be shy and put it in the fire!"
Njord meanwhile, continued to bury his face in his palm.
Edited by Dark Sage, 15 May 2011 - 11:50 AM.