I did take some time this morning to flesh out a bit more of the characters’ conversations as they leave the ship. It gives some information as to why the three characters have arrived in Astra. Here’s what I have so far… (very rough notes – BE WARNED)
Wisdom introduces Nina. “This is Nina”
Kris is not impressed while Nina refuses to make eye contact.
Kris: I hope you realize what you’re getting yourself into.
She says this to Wisdom. “She’ll be questioned by every official and regarded with distrust whoever else sees her.
Wisdom: Hmmm… Illusion should suffice for now, me thinks? (illusion inverts her hair color). The meeting is more important than petty quetsions by townspeople. That, we can get around. When does the meeting take place?
Kris: You’ve arrived in good time. Less than a week. But you’ll be too busy to address such concerns. I should hope this is why you’ve brought your Ember Mage.
Wisdom: Already? I’ve nearly just arrived and you’re sending me away? (chuckles)
Kris: between conversations, motions for the guards to get their belongings. She tells them they are clear to leave the ship.
Kris: I have someone who wishes to meet with you (at this point they are disembarking the ship). I’ve been told it’s regarding a contract between your people and his.
Wiz: A contract?
Kris: Are you familiar with the Myrr Family Bloodline?
Wiz: Can’t say I am. I’m guessing they’re not…human?
Kris: (smirk) Not even close.
Nina watches guards cart away their luggage.
Kris: There no need to wait for your belongings, dear. They’ll be taking a different route than what we do.
Wiz: A shortcut, no doubt.
Kris grins and they start to end toward town.
Kendra: So wait? You’re lining up stuff for him to do so that he leaves? (crosses arms) I hope you’re not expecting us to just sit up in a stuffy room somewhere.
Kris: Where we go, dear, you’ll have plenty of room to let off some steam.
Kendra is not impressed.
Nina looks preoccupied. She has slipped on cape and has a hood covering her face.
They’re walking toward town. Nina looks around at all the blooming flora.
Nina: it’s pretty here.
Ken: Would take two seconds to turn to ash.
Wiz: Let’s get back to the matter at hand. (glares at Kendra)
Kris: Of course. Dark Ones. (not fazed by Kendra’s words, even smirks back)
Nina: It’s not just them. We’re looking for what makes them become Dark Ones.
Kris: So there is a trigger after all. I had my suspicions.
Nina: What remains of Dark Magic lies dormant beneath the earth as a type of energy. It only actives when a living being encounters it.
Kris not impressed again.
Kris: You say it’s dormant? Pan! Not enough it would seem.
Wiz: So far only non magic-users have been affected… and some animals. But I take it you’ve had some instances here?
Kris: (looking at Nina) You think our town looks pretty now? You would think otherwise once you leave out on the other side. Nothing but barren wasteland. That is what a Dark One would do here unless we deal with them immediately… before they fully change.
Nina: You kill them when they could be helped. (hint of anger here in those eyes)
Wiz: This is another reason why we’ve come. There’s no need to kill anyone. Not anymore. Not with Nina here.
Kris: And yet she doesn’t have magic, does she? (glances over to Nina) What can you do that’s any different, I wonder?
Kendra: Guess that’s for us to know and you to find out.