Bael grimaces at what Demetria messaged to him but directed it at Selou. After a moment he grumbles. "...I may have overreacted Layla..." His next words sound as though they are being dragged out of his mouth. "I..apologize for my outburst.."
Post by ladyjupiter on Mar 30, 2011 7:12:12 GMT -5
Layla sighed and sat back in her chair. "You'll be put in an an Inn close to the spire under my order and name. Should you need food or supplies please, inform me and I will be sure to have to ready for the morning travels." She looked over the group for a short moment and began to write on a piece of parchment before sliding the voucher across the desk for whoever to grab. "Take that to get your room, and the nights meal. " She explained. "We'll meet at the base of the spire and be ready to leave at first light. Is there anything else you require for the night?"
Post by ladyjupiter on Mar 30, 2011 19:41:16 GMT -5
Layla nodded and allowed them to leave. Once they were gone she sighed and rose from her desk grabbing her hooded cloak from the tall hanger and wrapping it around herself before heading out to the training grounds to fine Gale.
Post by Kender Bard on Mar 30, 2011 22:01:15 GMT -5
Gale was, unusually, resting while the men and women ran their drills. She sat on a smooth, flat-topped boulder that served as her seat, stretching her limbs slowly. When she saw Layla, however, she came to her feet swiftly and gave a smart military bow. "Milady!"
Post by Kender Bard on Mar 30, 2011 22:08:27 GMT -5
The monk smiled. "I'm doing well. Cherry's beginning to ask me to teach her some of my techniques. I've half a mind to indulge. She's nine already. Soon she'll be ready to take an apprenticeship or enroll in the army for recruit training. Forces!"
She got a faraway, melancholy look. "River would be proud."
Post by ladyjupiter on Mar 30, 2011 22:22:51 GMT -5
Layla gave her an empathetic look. Many times now she remembered the Spirit nights and talking to her Father how he always told her how proud he was of her. "I have no doubt that he is." She said, with true understanding.
"I'm sorry to say that this isn't a social call. I have a rather disturbing situation. The beasts are under attack by the same Fey that now occupy a village here in Humontis. Packleader Thavan has requested our assistance from the defense treaty we have." She sighed. "Something is not right. I've spoke with the Fey here and the Queen admits it's her people, but I know Thavan, he's not this irrational a man. I've decided I need to speak with him in person, but more so I would l like you and some men to the beast lands, and speak with Thavan myself, and all things depending, possibly leave men to help him, and then send more in honor of our treaty assuming that this is not some meaningless war. " She said keeping her voice calm and authoritative, but as was always the case with Gale, she wanted to hear what the General though as she trusted the woman's opinions.
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Post by Kender Bard on Mar 30, 2011 23:25:03 GMT -5
"That's a good idea," Gale agreed. "The Beasts are... aggressive, but I don't think they would wage open warfare for nothing. But this bodes ill, milady. If the fae think we're suspicious of them, it will not be good. Either they are innocent and may take offense to our doubting their honor, or they are not innocent and will attack to defend themselves. We must leave men here, on alert, without rousing their suspicions."
Post by ladyjupiter on Mar 30, 2011 23:42:24 GMT -5
"I agree." Layla said nodding. "I do not wish to wage a two front war, but if the Fae have indeed something worthy of the Beasts wrath then we will be sadly fighting a two front war, but we can worry about those details if we get that far. I spoke with the Queen and asked if she was willing to come to a peace table, I told her I would also be talking to PackLeader Thavan, so my going down there shouldn't surprise her in the least, as I said I was willing to be the one to bring him if such a think is possible. All the same, I agree some men on alert would most definitely be wise." She sighed. "I'm sorry this is such short notice, but can we be ready to leave at first light? I was visited by some...." She hesitated for a moment. "Ambassadors from Thavan. He's rather upset thinking I've betrayed our treaty, and I'd rather not lose them as Allies if it can be helped."
Post by Kender Bard on Mar 31, 2011 15:54:57 GMT -5
"We can leave tomorrow," Gale agreed. "My neighbors won't mind watching the girls for me and they know that I can be called away suddenly so they'll understand. I'll pack light. How many men will we be bringing with us?"
Post by ladyjupiter on Mar 31, 2011 16:03:12 GMT -5
Layla considered this for a moment. "Honestly, I wouldn't know. Bring whatever you feel is enough to lend a hand until more can be sent if we decide to side with Thavan. In the mean time can we step up some patrols around the city, if the Fae have been lying to us, I don't want to chance them taking the city while we are gone." She said and paused.
"I'm sorry to have to pull you away from your children like that, I'm thankful you have understanding people that are willing to help you out. If there was another option I would have taken it. "
Post by Kender Bard on Mar 31, 2011 18:14:28 GMT -5
"Don't apologize," Gale told Layla. "This is my duty. I knew that when I had Cherry. I'll pass word on to the guard captain and decide which men to take with us. Twenty should do. Ten with us and ten not far behind."
Post by ladyjupiter on Mar 31, 2011 21:19:48 GMT -5
Layla gave her general an honest smile. "Thank you as always Gale." She smiled. "Well gather outside the spire tomorrow at first light." said before thanking the general again and being on her way, feeling a little better about everything after talking to Gale.