Sunday, May 3, 2015

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“For now, no one is to take action against House Blackburn without my approval,” said Asad. “Speak to them if you feel it necessary, but if you do anything more than that, then regardless of the outcome, expect that your entire house will no longer be welcome here at Dunehall. This is not a matter for debate. Have I expressed myself clearly?”

“You have,” said Lorenzo.

“Indeed,” agreed Carlos.

“Very good, then. Now please hurry on with your work. I do not have time to assist you myself, but Imas, please accompany Lord Lorenzo, and Jada, please accompany Lord Carlos. I will see you all again soon.” And with that, the Lord Najir departed, no doubt going to talk to the ruling Rainlords. Between them and the Saqqafs, Hector didn’t envy Asad’s position right about now.

“Never thought I’d be taking orders from a Sandlord,” said Lorenzo.

Never thought one would stick his neck out so far for us,’ said his reaper. Marosso hadn’t said much thus far--at least not aloud--but that particular statement earned some points with Hector and, by the looks of it, with the two Najir women and their reapers, as well.

After that, the group split up as Asad had dictated. And since Carlos had been the one to ask Hector and Garovel for assistance, they went with him.

Their first order of business was to talk to the Blackburns and get a second, and hopefully clearer recounting of events from Ibai. However, the only thing that became clear was that House Blackburn did not intend to let Ibai talk to any of the investigators again. Perhaps they were afraid that he would be ganged up on, or perhaps they were simply afraid of what he might say; either way, it didn’t bode well for the family’s position.

From there, the investigation was already at a bit of a loss for leads, so they decided to spread out and begin questioning people. And Hector and Garovel found themselves on their own again, going from corridor to corridor while searching for more clues.

So what’re you thinking now?’ said Garovel.

Uh... well, I guess I’m just trying to figure HOW someone could have possibly framed Ibai. Even a servant, I mean. It just doesn’t seem very... easy.

You’re wondering what ability they used?

Yeah.

22 comments:

  1. Apologies for the delay, folks. I'm not dead. I promise. Or at least, I don't FEEL dead...

    OH GOD. WHAT HAVE I BECOME?

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  2. Well, do you see any spiritual symbols of death hanging about, claiming that they gave you superpowers? If yes, I think we both know the answer.

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  3. Just an upside down cross or two. But those've always been there. They help me get to sleep.

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  4. It's better than white noise. You just can't beat the soft and desperate chorus of the damned.

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  5. Typo:
    going from corridor to corridor while search[ing] for more clues.

    I do not have time to assist you myself, but [my] Imas, please accompany Lord Lorenzo (or maybe he's just possessive)

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  6. Start panicking if you're suddenly able to see will-o'-wisps 8D

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  7. Dammit, I thought I'd gotten one before anyone else. Been a while since that's happened

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  8. A zombie? *dives behind sofa*

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  9. Tinnitus is no joking matter, mate. -_-

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  10. Nobody said anything about tinnitus, just annoying noise when trying to sleep.

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  11. Which isn't tinnitus, how? xD

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  12. We already know how a servant could not only do it, but mangle their own corpse and steal Faud's shoes to complete the effect.

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  13. Tinnitus specifically comes from INSIDE your head.

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  14. Yeah, but even if that servant could be there, I doubt the Blackburns could have failed to recognize his soul and react with hatred.

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  15. Yeah? And? (Also, not news. As in, I have had it as a symptom since '86.)

    Doesn't make it less real. <_< Consider that Servants find that Reapers exist. But, nobody else can see them. Yet, you try shutting them up...

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  16. Well, unlike tinnitus, if your reaper keeps you awake you can threaten to punch them out.

    Sorry to hear that you have tinnitus. My mom has a bit of it, so I know how very unpleasant it can get.

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  17. Oh no, I'm all caught up. :(

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  18. Actually if you think about it the soul wouldn't be in the body after they mangled themself to death with the shoes on. The soul would be in the reaper's keeping until the soul was returned to the body.

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  19. I am starting to catch up to this serial. I a m currently in the 8th oath. I see that you haven't been updating for a while. Is there something wrong? Are you feeling demotivated or are you busy with real life?

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  20. ah this never ceases to painful

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  21. Anybody going to donate about 270 to get some belated pages up.

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