When the sailor appeared with Zach, the ones tending to Raquel's horses pulled a set of moves that left Raquel speechless. Nothing elaborate. Nothing entirely unexpected for cautious sailors. They all just casually pulled out their weapons, two of them pistols, and the other a short sword. They weren't threatening about it, but the timing seemed off to Raquel. Why not earlier? Why hadn't the one who'd brought him here been more cautious? She noticed he had a gun to the newcomer's back as well, now. It seemed so underhanded.
"Okay, you can talk to Raquel, now, but kindly put your things on the ground, first." the sailor behind him requested. They were all casual about this whole 'at gunpoint' thing. Raquel just stood there at a loss. Perhaps they were just waiting until this moment to catch him off guard instead of the other way around. That was the only thing she could think of to explain the sudden draw of weapons.Roster of Doom
"Oh really? I didn't think a mercenary group would use military tactics. On the other hand, Raquel might be taking after Jethro after all. Not sure if that's good or bad ..." Reign replied, somewhat trailing off and talking to himself for a moment. "How many people have you lost so far?" No need to beat around the bush. I wanna know just how effective this group really is.The Big Event
"Events are just the strongest warriors showing off for the nobles. Gladiator garbage. It's not real fighting like in the tournaments. It's not a test of strength. It's really silly, actually." The man explained, scratching his head, a bit embarrassed. "There's one going on right now. Some dark avian taking on all challengers, mostly at the same time. Someone decided to send a ballista into the arena about an hour ago and the sponsors allowed it. Then the guy blew the damn thing up, or so I heard. Craziness." he added, shaking his head.
Edited by Phoenix, 05 May 2012 - 08:07 PM.