Malignant [12 Spot Knight and Assassin RP]

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Havran smiled as Kostis supported his sanguine words. The assassin himself knew that the mission held better chances of coming out as another victim to the killer but nothing sugar-coated words couldn't help in this situation. At least, that was what he believed.

Havran untangled his arm from Zed, opting to rest them inside of his pockets as he followed Kostis' lead. They soon passed a guard who quickly saluted the Champion. The blue-haired knight stepped closer towards the guard, asking for what Havran reckoned was a fellow knight's whereabouts.

"Uh, he did say something... about 'finding the dead assassin's body in the woods' or something of the sort while he was leaving. Said for anyone who wanted to come along," the guard answered.

"The dead assassin's body...?" Havran muttered to himself, mulling over the guard's words. He must had been talking about the late high ranking assassin Capricorn whose death was nothing but mere rumors to most people. As far as he knew, no one, not even the assassins knew where he met his demise.

"It sounds like they're in a forest, but there's nowhere I can think of where a knight would lead them all, so it seems like it would be somewhere an assassin might know. Do you have any ideas?" Kostis asked, turning to the red-haired assassin. Havran crossed his arms across his chest and tapped his forearm as his mind drifted to the forest surrounding the kingdom.

"Well, there's nothing particularly interesting there although I s'pose some killers would disagree with me. There's this one ruin located in the western forest congested with foliages. I've never seen it for myself but from what I gathered, that place is heaven for killers. They can perform as many murders as they wish and come out innocent since they can either throw the body into the many rivers there or let predators eat it. Only a handful of people would dare visit that godforsaken place due to how dangerous it is," Havran explained, "One time, one of my acquaintances was stupid enough to venture that ruin. He came out barely alive and by barely, I mean he lost his left arm and caught anemia because of his massive blood loss. It could've been worse, I guess."

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“Of course we will, kiddo. We’ve got each other’s back so there’s nothing you need to worry about,” Harvan said reassuringly, surprisingly wrapping his arm around Zed’s shoulder. The boy found it odd at first, but he had to admit that it did comfort him a little. Again, that comfort was disturbed when Zed felt a light sting on his cheek after Harvan had pinched at it. “Also, stop being so insecure. Just because you’re a newbie doesn’t mean you’ll be useless throughout this dam.ned mission. We’ll help you train with that scythe of yours and teach you about combat in general. Well, at least I will as I have given you my promise.” the Scout rebuked.

“As will I,” Kotsis added, Zed noticed how the senior knight’s had was clenched around his father’s ring. “Havran is correct. We - as of us, whether we like it or not - will find the killer and stop them. It's just a matter of when and how we can. You'll have your part of course, but not without help. We three, along with the others, are allies for the time being so we'll aid you along the way." he said, patting the boy’s shoulder.

Zed sighed, he knew whatever he was sent here to face would be dangerous, he was expecting it to be since that’s how it’d always been. But this time was different, he could tell that both Harvan and Kotsis were trying their utmost to put the boy at ease, not to mention how they both made sincere promises to look after him.

Kotsis lead the way, towards the front gates, stopping a guard along the way. The two conversed until the blue haired knight eventually dismissed the guard and turned around to ask Harvan a question.   

"It sounds like they're in a forest, but there's nowhere I can think of where a knight would lead them all, so it seems like it would be somewhere an assassin might know. Do you have any ideas?"

Zed’s eyes switched over to Harvan, who appeared to be in deep thought after the knight had asked the question. Soon enough, he came out with an answer.

"Well, there's nothing particularly interesting there although I s'pose some killers would disagree with me. There's this one ruin located in the western forest congested with foliages. I've never seen it for myself but from what I gathered, that place is heaven for killers. They can perform as many murders as they wish and come out innocent since they can either throw the body into the many rivers there or let predators eat it. Only a handful of people would dare visit that godforsaken place due to how dangerous it is," Havran explained. "One time, one of my acquaintances was stupid enough to venture that ruin. He came out barely alive and by barely, I mean he lost his left arm and caught anemia because of his massive blood loss. It could've been worse, I guess."

Zed’s body shook as he imagined the gruesome scene. After what had just been said, he wasn't too keen on visiting the place, but he realised it couldn’t be helped so decided to remain silent and await for a reply from Kotsis.

 

[Xayah]

“Whoa,” Wallace said in awe, looking at the sight in front of him.

Xayah shook her head, fool, let’s see if he says "whoa" after setting foot in that place.

"Hopefully the da.mn body's actually here," The Ranger grumbled as they grew ever nearer on horseback. "Then maybe we'll actually get somewhere and finish this gods' forsaken job."

Xayah nodded, The sooner I end this, the sooner I can plead for my sister’s treatment as payment.

It wasn’t long before the three entered the eerie forest. Xayah knew exactly when they reached their destination when she saw that they were surrounded by fog and also when the sound of the fast flowing rivers filled her ears.

“We’ve arrived. The ruin isn't too far ahead,” Xayah muttered, dismounting Callus, “We should leave the horses here, sure it’s risky if they’re spotted but we need to remain silent from here on out. You never know what kinda shifty folk could be lurking around here. Of course, I’m sure Syle shouldn’t have too much of an issue with that but, Wallace, try to keep up. If you don’t think you can be stealthy, not even in the slightest, then perhaps you should stay with the horses, the choice is yours.” she warned, glaring at the knight with narrowed eyes.

 
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Wallace gulped. Truth is that's not sure if he's prepared enough to go in with them as he grew more anxious another truth is that his guardian instinct also told him to go with them an offer some sort of shield for their protection, another truth being her worried about the horses, and another truth is that he's afraid to be left out here on his own. Not to mention that they've come in this far and they really need to learn more about this murderer, why else would he come all the way here. Just to watch the horse?

but then again, the cleaned sight of prince's death started him already it would be worse if the body's still there to be investigated

"I---I can stealth!" Wallace almost add I think But he know it would be an imediate ticket to being kicked out "I will go in with you"

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Havran briefly considered the question Kostis had asked, crossing his arms over his chest as he thought for a moment.
"Well, there's nothing particularly interesting there although I s'pose some killers would disagree with me." The Scout began answering. "There's this one ruin located in the western forest congested with foliages. I've never seen it for myself but from what I gathered, that place is heaven for killers. They can perform as many murders as they wish and come out innocent since they can either throw the body into the many rivers there or let predators eat it. Only a handful of people would dare visit that godforsaken place due to how dangerous it is. One time, one of my acquaintances was stupid enough to venture that ruin. He came out barely alive and by barely, I mean he lost his left arm and caught anemia because of his massive blood loss. It could've been worse, I guess."
Kostis raised an eyebrow as Havran concluded his theory of where the place could be. Though the knight knew it was obvious killers wouldn't impart the place where they went to preform their murders, he was still rather surprised he hadn't heard rumor of the place floating around, seeing as how it was so dangerous. There was a lot more to assassins than Kostis had even begun to know.
The Champion placed a finger against his chin for a moment in thought. The idea of Wallace going out on his own without another knight to accompany him was all the more worrying now that Havran had disclosed the dangers that where the Guardian was suspected to be might hold. However, it was already late in the day and Wallace's party had left quite a while earlier while Zed was being fitted out in is new gear. Kostis and the others might make it to the western forest before nightfall, but without perhaps even Havran knowing the exact location, which Kostis suspected as the former had said he hadn't visited before, they would be quite hard pressed to find it in the thick and vast forest before nightfall. Not to mention, if it were as dangerous as the red-haired man had suggested, bringing along the seemingly inexperienced Zed without the Reaver having any preparation in case an unfortunate event occurred... suddenly an idea occured to the blue-haired man.

"I think it might too late to try to travel all the way there," Kostis began. "But my family home is westward, in the same direction. We can move on to there and already be on the correct course and can continue the rest of the way in the early morning if they haven't returned. Besides, we should teach Zed at least some basics in how to defend himself in the limited time we have, which we can do there just as well as here. I would suspect you would feel more comfortable with your weapon if you knew how to better use it." The knight said, nodding to the white-haired boy's new scythe.

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[Syle||Ranger]

They soon entered the dense forest. Xayah lead them further and further in before the three on horseback were surrounded by fog, but not before the sound of harsh rushing water touched Syle's keen ears from off in the distance.
“We’ve arrived. The ruin isn't too far ahead,” Xayah said in a mutter as she dismounted from her horse. “We should leave the horses here, sure it’s risky if they’re spotted but we need to remain silent from here on out. You never know what kinda shifty folk could be lurking around here. Of course, I’m sure Syle shouldn’t have too much of an issue with that but, Wallace, try to keep up. If you don’t think you can be stealthy, not even in the slightest, then perhaps you should stay with the horses, the choice is yours.”
Syle stayed quiet about the other assassin's advice towards Wallace as she waited for the large knight's answer. Instead the assassin quietly dropping down from his horse's back and immediately began looking at the ground and surrounding brush. It didn't seem as if anyone had come through this exact area to arrive to the eerie location recently, but the Ranger knew there was every chance someone could have arrived from a different direction closer towards where they were about to head by foot as of recently.
Perhaps they'd even come across someone else by time they got to the ruins, but Syle certainly hoped not as it would make things unwantedly complicated.

"I---I can stealth!" Wallace responded, though he seemed a bit uncertain despite his words. However, he pushed on with his other comment, "I will go in with you."

"Just try to step where we step, and don't talk unless you have to, then." Syle enjoined finally at the knight's saying he will join him and Xayah in going further into the forest. "That'll at least keep down the chance you'll make noise and attract attention."

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"I think it might too late to try to travel all the way there," Kostis began after mulling over what Havran had said, "But my family home is westward, in the same direction. We can move on to there and already be on the correct course and can continue the rest of the way in the early morning if they haven't returned. Besides, we should teach Zed at least some basics in how to defend himself in the limited time we have, which we can do there just as well as here. I would suspect you would feel more comfortable with your weapon if you knew how to better use it." The knight said, nodding to the white-haired boy's new scythe.

Havran considered the Champion’s suggestion. He could actually lead them to the ruins with his sensitive perception. All he had to do was enter the western forest and let his senses guide him. However, his hyper awareness would be worthless if Zed couldn’t defend himself. Even though he could sense approaching figures, there was no guarantee he could protect the young Reaver whenever the latter needed it. With that in mind, the assassin decided Kostis’ plan was a sound one. He had just one problem with it.

“Well, it’s a nice plan and all but I don’t think your fam would allow an assassin near their place, wouldn’t you think?” Havran asked.

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Kostis sighed when Havran pointed out the seeming flaw in the knight's plan, though the Champion knew avoiding telling the others the reason would end up being futile once they arrived at the house anyway.

"Believe me, I have no intentions of leading an assassin on my parents' front steps. I suppose you'll find out once we got there, in any case." Kostis finally admitted, crossing his arms. "My family do not live in the house I speak of. We still own it in theory, but when... my family had it's downfall in power, it was near impossible to keep the place up to standards while living in it. As such, it is currently vacant while my mother and father live in a smaller house they can better afford. Though it is not quite ideal for an assassin to know the location, it would not gain you much as no one lives there and there's nothing of value to steal inside."

The knight had to keep his bitterness from his tone, always disliking to bring up his family's disreputable past.

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"No complaints? Then I trust that you understand, please do make sure that word doesn't get out" Z said going back to pick up his Codex. Z felt that the book had become slightly lighter, but not enough to raise suspiscion. 

 

Miriela stood up once again and asked "where should we go next?"

 

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No one speaks after Ishmael's little analysis. With brief silent Z decided to break it, possibly regarding to the other two women who was summoned who has yet to speak "No complaints? Then I trust that you understand, please do make sure that word doesn't get out"

"I know what effect it could have, we're already on our toe as it already is, we don't need more knight to go witch hunting on each other at this already weakening time" Said Ishmael

Miriela then stood up "Where should we go next?"

Ishmael frowned "Wallace Seaward mentioned that he and a couple of assassin's heading to investigate the sight of the head of assassin's murder in some kind of forest, but with repect, your highness, but I don't think that you should , you've alrady endangered your life back there and if these assassin's anticipating your---demise so much  they banded together they would surely do it again to make sure it's delivered. We can't afford to let that happen. It is too dangerous"

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"Okay" Wallace whispers back and nod in apreciation at Syle's advice "I know that you might think it's unlikely but I can walk very very soft, like an elephant" He realize that elephant isn't as common in Draoma as oppose to his homeland so he made a step as if to demonstrate, it's indeed quiet, except "but my armor might made a little noise though"

 

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"I think it might too late to try to travel all the way there," Kostis began. "But my family home is westward, in the same direction. We can move on to there and already be on the correct course and can continue the rest of the way in the early morning if they haven't returned. Besides, we should teach Zed at least some basics in how to defend himself in the limited time we have, which we can do there just as well as here. I would suspect you would feel more comfortable with your weapon if you knew how to better use it." The knight said, nodding to the white-haired boy's new scythe.

Zed nodded in response, it would be better if he learnt how to use the scythe quickly. Otherwise Harvan and Kotsis would need to hold back in fighting any foes they may encounter, due to having to babysit Zed.

“Well, it’s a nice plan and all but I don’t think your fam would allow an assassin near their place, wouldn’t you think?” Havran asked, in reference to Kotsis’ idea to take them to his family’s manor.

Zed remained silent, he wasn’t fully aware of the dispute between the knights and assassins. It was somewhat confusing, Both sides slay their enemies in the end anyway, so what’s the issue? He thought. Could it be because one side does it for money and the other for their country? But then again, those in the army still get paid, right?

The sound of Kotsis’ voice tore Zed away from his thought, "Believe me, I have no intentions of leading an assassin on my parents' front steps. I suppose you'll find out once we got there, in any case." the blue haired knight finally admitted, crossing his arms. "My family do not live in the house I speak of. We still own it in theory, but when... my family had its downfall in power, it was near impossible to keep the place up to standards while living in it. As such, it is currently vacant while my mother and father live in a smaller house they can better afford. Though it is not quite ideal for an assassin to know the location, it would not gain you much as no one lives there and there's nothing of value to steal inside."

Zed frowned after Kotsis revealed a little bit of his past, the downfall must’ve been quite humiliating.

“That must’ve been awful...I know how painful humiliation can be,” Zed said, muttering the final bit of his remark. “Anyway, shouldn’t we get a move on. I want to learn quickly.” Zed suddenly added, trying to change the subject.

 

[Xayah]

"I---I can stealth!" Wallace responded. Though Xayah raised a brow, the Guardian didn’t seem to confident in himself.

"Just try to step where we step, and don't talk unless you have to, then." Syle advised. "That'll at least keep down the chance you'll make noise and attract attention." he explained.

“Right, but if you give us away...I’ll k.ill you myself, haha!” Xayah threatened with a smirk, laughing evilly.

With that settled, the Rouge began to proceed through the forest. Each step was carefully made, being sure to tread lightly and only on the areas that had little to no leaf litter or twigs, minimising the sound of rustling. The white haired assassin was used to this kind of thing, particularly when she was given thieving/ retrieval missions. The fog didn’t bother her either, in fact she prefered it. After all, the assassin loved striking from the shadows and when she was unseen, moreover, she tended to blind her targets with smoke bombs before striking them with a single killing blow. Therefore, navigating her way through the fog was a breeze.

Soon enough she noticed a broken stone pathway come into view. They were close to the ruin, all they had to do now was follow the path. The assassin continued further down when she suddenly stopped, noticing that there were figures hanging upside down from the trees. Xayah walked closer, identifying them as the dead bodies of several men, attached the the tree branches by rope.

“Hmph, I’ve seen this before...It’s a warning message, saying, ‘Get lost!’” Xayah said. She leapt up, towards the bark of one of the trees and punctured it with her clawed katar so that she could stay gripped on without sliding down. She then reached out and began feeling the man's skin, once she was done she released her katar and immediately jumped to the next tree and started feeling one of the other men’s skin.

“Hmm, their skin is rough...but not stiff.” Xayah informed to other two below. “These men have been killed relatively recently,” she concluded, jumping back down to the ground and landing softly. “Now, we have more of a reason to be wary. Let’s find this cursed body and get the he.ll outta here.”

 
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Havran rubbed his nape and averted his gaze. He hadn’t meant to drudge up the knight’s bad memories, especially after noticing the latter reacted poorly to his remark when the two introduced themselves.

“Ah, sorry for souring the mood. Forget I said anything,” Havran said apologetically. He quickly thought up of anything that could drive them to another topic but Zed thankfully beat him to it. He decided to stay quiet, waiting for the Champion's cue.

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     "No complaints?" Z said into the following pause, just about concluding the emergency meeting of sorts.

"Then I trust that you understand, please do make sure that word doesn't get out." Rynn nodded again and shifted her weight slightly uncomfortably. The others seemed to be in agreement as well. Then Ishmael suddenly spoke up.

"I know what effects it could have, we're already on our toes as it already is, we don't need more knights to go witch hunting at this already weakening time."

Miriela stood before anyone responded to that.

"Where should we go next?" Hm, good question. Rynn really would not have minded going straight home at the moment , but Ishmael mentioned Wallace saying something about "investigating the sight of the head of the assassins' murder in the forest." The knight also told them that he didn't really think that Miriela should come along for her own safety. 

Rynn shrugged and said, "I don't know Ishmael. It is dangerous, but if Wallace is still traveling with his group, we will be working together with even more knights and assassins. I don't think we should leave Miriela, she can defend herself just as well as everyone else, right?" She straightened and paced over to stand next to the door with an expectant look on her face.

"Well that's just my thoughts. So when do we leave?"

 

((Sorry about the kind of crappy post, I've got cousins over))

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   "No complaints?" Z said into the following pause.

"Then I trust that you understand, please do make sure that word doesn't get out." 

 

Lyra tilted her head, wondering what the entire purpose of the meetings was. Besides, she wanted to exaime the page of his presious codex that she snagged. As a result, she did not really hear what Ishmeal was saying in response, she only caught the last bit of his boring sentence.

".. witch hunting at this already weakening time."

"I don't know Ishmael. It is dangerous, but if Wallace is still traveling with his group, we will be working together with even more knights and assassins. I don't think we should leave Miriela, she can defend herself just as well as everyone else, right?" Rynn briskly walked twoards the door.

"Well that's just my thoughts. So when do we leave?"

 

 

Lyra lifted her chin.

"Woah." She objected. "Who said we were going anywhere? Besides, If the entire point of this meeting was to tell us not to say anything, what is the point of blackmailing us in the first place?" Lyra challenged Z. "Unless that is, there is a draw back to what you are telling us." She tapped her foot impatiently. There has to be a 'but' somewhere in that.

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"Merely a precaution" Z replied to Lyra giving away nothing. 

"Going to where Wallace's group may not be such a good idea" Miriela spoke up "If we accidentally end up fighting eachother there will be blood. However staying in the area as backup to Wallace's group may be preferable. If I don't end up unintetionally becoming bait to a hive a of assassins, and this time Z won't have his traps nice and set up to help us out"

 

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Omisan joined in suggesting that they should go and give Wallace a hand but if they're to do that they should bring Miriela along to "But..." Ishmael tried to interject

Raven throughout the whole ordeal could careless about there little drama and instead focusing on the elephant in the room about Z blackmailing them, Z was anything but fased

"Going to where Wallace's group may not be such a good idea" Miriela spoke up "If we accidentally end up fighting eachother there will be blood. However staying in the area as backup to Wallace's group may be preferable. If I don't end up unintetionally becoming bait to a hive a of assassins, and this time Z won't have his traps nice and set up to help us out"

"--Which is precisely why it would be much safer if you don't go" Ishmael said quite bluntly " I worried about Wallace too, Miss Omisan, if we're to lent him a hand it should be just a small group, perhaps just two, someone who's fast and isn't easily target, you still need to rest for your wound to fully healed and I believe if it come down to it Wallace can handle himself pretty well. He's way tougher than a lot of people have giving credits to.

"As for where else could we working on, I'm afraid that I'm out of ideas too. I don't like standing around waiting for something to happen but right now Sir Blakesley have yet to have any say in this other than for us to be prepared"

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Wallace only sweated at Xayah last remark.

He tried his best to silently followed the assassins' footstep, stepping quietly and avoiding the leaves was easy enough but he had to be careful for his armor, made sure to made it sound as quiet as possible.

but when he saw the bodies, the boy has to tried his best not to made more noise than a tiny gasp. His hands over his mouth.

Xayah inspected the bosies, jumping from trees through trees and analysising the situation. Once the girl done talking, Wallace decided to ask softly "Who could have done such thing....is it the work of someone you know?" Wallace wasn't as knowledgable about how assassins work in fact he did not know at all but he guess that they might have some knowledge of how the other assassin work. At this point Wallace just desperately want his other two companion to know who they're about to face. Are they here for the body too? what if they're that infamous ki,ller themselves?

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" just a precaution." Z said blankly.
Lyra wasn't buying any of this. A precaution? Does that mean Z was afraid of something? It did not add up. So, she decided to expect the worst.

Then Ishmael spoke up
"Which is precisely why it would be much safer if you don't go" Ishmael said quite bluntly " I worried about Wallace too, Miss Omisan, if we're to lent him a hand it should be just a small group, perhaps just two, someone who's fast and isn't easily target, you still need to rest for your wound to fully healed and I believe if it come down to it Wallace can handle himself pretty well. He's way tougher than a lot of people have giving credits to."

Lyra couldn't help but agree, but for much more selfish reasons.
"As for where else could we working on, I'm afraid that I'm out of ideas too. I don't like standing around waiting for something to happen but right now Sir Blakesley have yet to have any say in this other than for us to be prepared"

Lyra liked the idea of not doing anything, her shoulder had not fully healed.

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((apologies for my disappearance, I've been a bit ill these past few days and didn't really feel up for writing until now.))

[Kostis Wither||Champion]
"That must’ve been awful..." Zed said after a moment, muttering the last part of his sentence, though Kostis could catch the general gist of it. “Anyway, shouldn’t we get a move on. I want to learn quickly.”
"Ah, sorry for souring the mood. Forget I said anything," Havran rubbed the back of his neck, his eyes averted.
Kostis wondered if perhaps he could have responded better to the redhead's question, for he realized the assassin could not have been aware; the knight was just used to many people, at least those of nobility or other high standing, he came across already knowing details of his family's predicament, if not to the point they themselves are the ones to bring up the results of what happened, either derisively or out of pity.
Though it was far more a rare case as of the last few years, with Kostis at a higher rank than most in the military, the blue-haired man couldn't help but be reminded of the issue he had experienced during his younger years.
The knight considered apologizing himself, but decided to instead just take Zed's opportunity of a subject change to escape from the sudden, though unintentional, quietness between them.
"Indeed," Kostis agreed with the younger boy. "Let's just fetch the other two horses, then we can leave."

((I know they had been sort of walking off earlier, but let's just say Kostis had talked to the guard with the info closer to the stables than I indicated a few posts ago. just so we don't have to have it like they're walking back right after having just seemingly left. my bad, whoops.))

Kostis walked the few yards back into the stable to see his horse was nibbling on some hay in the food trough. In the few hours since they had returned with Zed, the stallion seemed refreshened from their earlier journey to and from the outskirts. The steed seemed to had been brushed and combed down by the stable-boy earlier, as well, and had been tacked back up with a saddle and bridle and was ready to head out again.

"Alright, Caspian," The knight murmured softly. "We're going home." As the horse was already tacked, Kostis merely put into place a saddlebag across the horse's back, as he was sure they'd be gone longer this time around than they had been on their earlier trip.

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[Syle||Ranger]

"Okay," Wallace responded softly. "I know that you might think it's unlikely but I can walk very very soft, like an elephant. But my armor might made a little noise though."
It took Syle a moment to understand the knight's comparison to 'elephants'. Though the assassin was smart, he never really had much of an academic background, learning most things from mouth on the streets or from information he heard thanks to jobs throughout the years. Syle finally placed the animal after a moment of thought, however; though he didn't know exactly what the animal looked like, he recalled some smugglers he had been sent to catch several years ago. They had been stealing ivory and were trying to make their way through Draoma to sell them illegally for a hefty price, having gone uncaught for years and making their illicit fortune. The blue-haired young man remembered once he had tracked the caravan down, he had noted the size of the said tusks and how large the animal they came from must be. Though Syle had no problem with animals being killed for food, he thought it rather despicable for the elephants to have been killed merely for their bones to be sawed off and sold. Perhaps the young assassin didn't have much room to talk, with his own profession such as it is, but it made slicing the mens' throats once he found them more easy, in any case.
After a brief threat Xayah issued to Wallace after his comment, the group set off. The female assassin led them through the forest, taking care not to step anywhere with too many leaves or sticks that would crinkle or crack under their feet and give them away. Though Syle was used to fog, as he was often in forests where it rolled through, it was rather thicker than he was used to and made it slightly difficult to see. However, that also made it more difficult for others to see them, if anyone was around, and the assassin's other senses made up for his lack of visibility.
They came out near a broken pathway, littered with weeds and growth breaking the stones apart and showing the neglect and age the ruins they would be coming up upon. Suddenly Syle could make out the sound of a creaking sway in the air, something that wasn't tree branches. He heard a muffled gasp come from Wallace, whom covered his mouth to stifle the sudden sound.
Sure enough, as they neared closer, Xayah suddenly paused and looked upwards at several bodies hanging upside down from where they were tied with rope, high up in the trees.
The white-haired assassin made quick work of scrambling upwards into the tree with the help of her katar. As she felt one of the dead men's skin, Syle breathed in through his nostrils deeply from where he waited on the ground below. The bodies didn't look that old, from where he could view of them from where he stood, but his reckoning was only further proven by the lack of rotting smell. There was certainly an odor of death, but not so much to indicate the bodies had been strung up for so long as to start major decomposing.
“Hmm, their skin is rough... but not stiff.” Xayah confirmed Syle's theory and she jumped back down to the ground. “These men have been killed relatively recently. Now, we have more of a reason to be wary. Let’s find this cursed body and get the he.ll outta here.”
"Who could have done such thing..." Wallace asked, and Syle decided not to snap back at the knight that he were asking the question to two people whom could very easily have done the act themselves. "Is it the work of someone you know?"
"It could have been anyone," Syle instead just sighed impatiently, crossing his arms over his chest. "A bit too flashy for my taste. However, I think we can push aside the idea that it's the killer; it doesn't seem messy enough to be their work, not to mention unless they came back here since the day they killed Capricorn, these bodies are too fresh to be as old as the other body should be if it's here. There's someone else around," Syle concluded darkly.

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Wallace listened intensely at Syle's take on the situation, although it should be a slight relieve that they're not dealing with the national-wide ki,ller just yet, the idea that they might ran into some unknown flashy assassin might even be more worrying. Wallace suddenly felt self-concious about the shield he's carrying. He could imagine a dagger flying straigth at them already and he must make sure he would react in time. The boy kept silent this time though, he just tensed up and prepared. waitng for his companion to take the next action, either to dwell in deeper or something else.