Brennus didn't seem to care much for Holli's implying that he had no seniority in the order, but he said nothing to further an argument. He remained quiet where he was, observing the room as everyone got to business.
Caiden, meanwhile, certainly saw the subtle nod he received from Holli... and the wink from Lyneth. Saw, and didn't visibly react. Not that he was ever one for much reacting.
Crestwell then threw in, "I'm no keener than you to open up my chambers, but there is far more at stake here than modesty, boy. Besides, I'm sure Brennus will be the first to welcome us into his. Isn't that right?"
"Obviously," Brennus replied very flatly.
Caiden, on the other hand, grunted. And that was all.
Boy. Him. 'Boy.' A boy, concerned with 'modesty.' Right.
Then everyone started chattering - I'll go here, and I'll go there. Some enthusiastic, others not so much. The latter didn't include that one hunter, Krystia, who seemed to have some trouble controlling her voice for a second or two.
And Caiden stood in the middle of it all, briefly locking gazes with Brennus, who seemed intent to pay attention to where everyone would be.
Holli addressed him then, pulling Caiden out of it. "Since Indigo and Darin's assignment was somewhat more dangerous than the others, we could probably use your experience and skill---if you're willing to come along?"
He turned to regard her and gave a simple nod. "I'll come," he replied. "Though I'm not sure Cristina'll appreciate my being there."
Brennus, meanwhile, finally descended from his stage. He approached Crestwell first, forcing an unfelt smile and bowing his head slightly in a respectful nod.
"I'll endeavor to aid you in your investigations around the castle," he said...
And then an Inquisitor waltzed into the room. She began to address them all quite brashly, and in a way that made Brennus fold his arms in outright annoyance.
“Any of you lot know where I can find Silvius of Appledale? He asked me to meet him here, all mysterious-like.”
"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."
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