"I must apologize, Inquisitor Meliora, but Silvius of Appledale is missing," Brennus replied promptly. "We were just organizing search parties to find him and a number of other unaccounted-for Venatori. If the Inquisition is actually interested in helping us with such a matter, we would not refuse the assistance." He quirked a brow. "Silvius was last seen in a town south of Kyjovia... Sivan and Asti," he nodded to the pair, "were planning to go there and find out what happened."
Kate shrugged nonchalantly. “I’m not here in an official capacity, I’ve just known Silvius since I was little. I thought he was just being paranoid, but he even paid me to come help him…”
Then some kind of shambling undead staggered up to them. Kate’s shortsword was halfway out of its scabbard when the thing smiled at her. That was new. Then, it started talking, which shamblers definitely didn’t do.
"If you'll excuse my questions, Inquisitor." He smiled again, this time slightly more warmly. "Did you get this invitation from Silvius himself? Or through a messenger? It would help to know when you last had contact"
The Inquisitor slowly stood down, though Bullseye was still on high alert, hackles up and growling at mistress’ target. Sword was coming out, that meant biting time. Mistress loved biting time so much. He would bite all the nasty things for her, especially walking dead persons, no matter how bad they tasted.
Kate replaced her sidearm and commanded her dog to sit with a snap, then an outstretched index finger before answering, “By Zeus’ underpants, you’ve been through the wringer, haven’t you? Sorry, thought you were a bloody shambler there. He just used a messenger. Got the letter a couple weeks ago. Came with two whole Aurei, which told me he was serious, so I set out immediately.”
Greet him properly, dummy. You said you’d play nice, even if Silvius may not have trusted everyone here. Kate extended her hand in greeting, though with visible trepidation. Her demeanor was less than genuinely friendly, like a shy child angrily being forced to spend time with distant relatives. “And I’m Kate, again. Who might you be, Mister?”
It was then that another Venator, this one heavily armed and armored, butted in.
"And why exactly did Silvius invite you?" the Venator said, glancing at the Inquisitor "I agree with Brennus that we appreciate your assistance, but I for one would like to know why the Inquisition wants to stick its nose into Venator Business."
Kate sneered up at him. “Because like I said, I’ve known Silvius since I was a kid, and he asked me to help him solve a problem that scared him. So I’m not sticking my nose into anything as an Inquisitor, I just didn’t have anything else to wear, big boy.” Murder flashed in her eyes as a thought occurred. “Though it seems he may not have trusted all of you, if he was desperate enough to pay outside help. You got something to hide under that pretty helmet of yours?”
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