Bound by morals, being a Paladin and conducting an
interrogation is never easy. There are those, who after months, nae, years of
training, can pick a mind apart with the right wording, the right inflection,
and reduce a man to confessing sobs after a week.
The Eburi, for all their talents, do not count such a
skilled person in their number.
Knowing that it would be all too easy to put their prisoner
- a captive from the assault on the Twilight Cultists in the Silithus Desert -
to a heated brand to loosen his lips, and given the tragic events unfolding
between rogue Forsaken agents and people rather close to home, the Knight-Lord
was reluctant to follow that path. Something more elaborate was required.
A mission in the depths of enemy territory, the Grim Batol
itself, was what was finally agreed upon. Out sourcing a Troll Witch with the
ability to take the impression of a person, the strike-team hit hard and fast,
picking apart the defenses and finding a Captain of the Twilight, a large
framed orc, and took a copy of his image. With it, the Eburi reasoned, they
would trick the prisoner into believing they had been broken out of their
custody, and with some flattery and perhaps a raised voice or two, get the man
Preparing the image took time - too long, in fairness -
giving everyone plenty of time to try alternatives. Bribery of foodstuffs,
improving conditions in the cell and what have you, fell on deaf ears. The only
words spoken were requests on how long the man would be detained. He was
clearly an Elf of some diginity, perhaps a lesser noble, and there was no doubt
between any of the soldiers that a smack would loosen his lips. Some of the men
grumbled why he should be allowed to eat their food and drink their water when
it would be easier to just dip into the grey areas between Right and Wrong.
Last night, the plan came to fruition. A handful of Eburi
wearing the robes of dead cultists staged the break out, bringing the prisoner
to the nearby mine (after a few trips around the proverbial block). After so
long in waiting, the Eburi had headway into the problem.
Their results? Well.
A meeting has been called in the first week of the 11th
month, at Hearthglen. For all interested parties in combatting the Twilight
Menace to come together, discuss the information already gleaned, and find a
way to proceed.
This is going to be a social event held in the Town Hall of
Hearthglen, where our 'goodies' will assemble. This is open to anyone, however
showing up here is indicative of future commitment to both play your 'goodie'
as well as the occasional 'baddie'. As I have expressed in previous DiM posts,
I will only run 'missions' when I have a certain ratio of both.
The event will take place at 21:00 game time, after the
Eburi meeting, on Thursday of next week. Certain parties will be given
information, but it will all be put down on the table then and there, and we'll
agree a course of action.