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Gunsmoke: Saloon - Back Entrance

Slindis, Teri, Rugal, Garm

After Rugal got the suits, Slindis looked at the two. "Still, we need to get some sleep. If you're concerned about the night watch, I'll handle that with Lupito. Tomorrow's going to be a busy one, and it's best to make sure that nothing happens."

Gunsmoke: Other Building

Melethia looked at the Sheriff and nodded. "Well, Miss Jenny said she needed some help, so I went over an' helped her! Same with Librarian here, an' I'm guessin' Redscale and Mister West had the same idea. Not our problem that they attacked her without knowin' who she knew, is it?"

Gunsmoke: Outskirts, Outside what used to be the Butchers.

"Annnnddd...I saw him get taken away and I thought...That...he was going to be killed and...I followed the rider and then...I walked inside, then lots of guns and that butcher guy, it just....Yeah..."

" No offense, Jenny dear, but there's no need to try to sugar coat the harsh reality of an attempted murder. Why did you come to this place to begin with? It doesn't look like an area suiting you..."

"So, Gunning was selling Mystery Meat. Always thought there was something strange about him... Wait" Orlandu looked to Jenny, curiosity at Jenny's powers sidelining his discovery of 14 dead men serving Chocobos as chicken. "Are you saying you're telepathic? You could just relay the positions of all these guys to people outside? Can you read people's thoughts?" As he contemplated the implications of this group's arrival into the town, West leaned into his ear to whisper to him.

However, as West attempted to walk off, Orlandu stuck his arm out, preventing him from getting away. "You're staying here, I want to know who the hell you all are. Now." He stared at Jenny again "What numbers am I thinking of?"

56,78,34,99......

Gunsmoke: Outskirts, Outside what used to be the Butchers.

56, 78, 34, 99. Anything else? Are my friends free to go or are we under arrest? Jenny asked Telepathically as she petted the Chocobo, still amazed at how much trouble she managed to cause.
And what about him? Do we get to keep him or... she added afterwards, completely proving that she was telepathic.

"Eh, call us the Rising Dawn, everyone else does. David West speaking, That's Jenny, Caim, Cadolbolg is on his head, Dragon is Angelus, Lizard is Ton Ton, Elf is Melethia." David added, hoping to get out of this as soon as possible.

Gunsmoke: Saloon - Back Entrance

Slindis, Teri, Rugal, Garm

"...Always have an answer for everything don't you?..."

Teri beamed at her father's reaction and twiddled her fingers with a goofy over-the top-manner, "Fear my powers of the creation of clothing, food and various things you can find at Wal-mart!"

She broke out into laughter, and after a moment to calm down, she continued, "Just let me know if you need any more. I've noticed the forces of whatever tend to rip em."

"Still, we need to get some sleep. If you're concerned about the night watch, I'll handle that with Lupito. Tomorrow's going to be a busy one, and it's best to make sure that nothing happens."

The Cleric gave a nod to her mother, and mounted up on Garm, "Gotcha. I just need to let Luke, Ella and Devon know what's going on. They've got a campfire going at the edge of town. I'll ring you in if something's up."

Giggling at her horrible pun, the Cleric and her wolfy companion wandered back to where she had left her extraplanar allies. On the way to there, she noticed a stranger (Matt) approaching the group as well.

"Who is that..?"

Gunsmoke: Other Building

Cadolbolg gave a little sigh and 'sent' to those who could hear the messages of pact partners, "Looks like the cat's out of that bag..."

Caim gave a soft nod, and looked up to Angelus, "I'll be outside with the kids. Need anything?"

The dragon removed her head from the hole created, "No Caim, you go on ahead. The children shouldn't be up so late... However, if this does not take long, I'd like to go along with that night flight we mentioned. The weather is nice and I haven't been able to stretch my wings for circumstances that have not been combat related..."

The warrior smirked at the notion and a silent affirmation was sent. She was right. The feeling of wind in the face was a pleasant one; especially after a long day of combat (which today was not, but the crash of their airship based home was a stressful tiding indeed). Still carrying the Cuties on his shoulders, Caim wandered out, his eye carefully trained on the man who intimidated his son's pact partner. Speaking of said Tonberry, Ton Ton kept close to Caim as they left the warehouse, breathing a sigh of relief when they were out of the man's presence.

"Phew! Glad that's over... I wonder if we can keep the Chocobo..?"

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As the smoke begins billowing out of the blazing slaughterhouse, Pandora takes the card and sticks it in her wallet, having no intentions of "returning" or "summoning" Esia at any point, she walks off to see what's happening with what is obviously not just a roaring fireplace behind the Saloon. Upon seeing the 14 people dead, the fire, and the... "BIRD"?! Her mouth drops open for a moment, but she shakes it off and asks, as gently as the words could come to her mind. "When and Why the FU** did this happen?!" she asks, taking note of the Gardevoir standing among them.

Gunsmoke: Saloon - Back Entrance

Slindis, Teri, Rugal, Garm

Slindis led Rugal to the room and kept an eye on him as he got ready to get some sleep. In the meantime, she called Lupito over to her. "Go find Melethia, will you? She's going to need to get some sleep as well, and I don't want her getting caught up in something." The large wolf nodded and went out of the room that had been paid for and sniffed out Melethia's trail.

Devon saw Teri approach in the distance and waved to her. "Teri, something going on? Although the events that could be going on in Hell was concerning, he knew the best way to keep that bluff up was to not bring it up at all. Plus, there was the other man in the distance that he didn't know a lot about.

Gunsmoke: Other Building

Melethia turned to the odd woman and had the feeling there was something that she liked about her and waved to the Sheriff before she went to the woman. "Hiya, miss! We just wanted to help Miss Jenny, so we had to thin out those churls. It just happened a bit ago, but ya'd be how much someone tries to scream when an arrow goes through their throat." The young elf examined the woman, and Lupito approached her from behind and sniffed the woman as well.

Gunsmoke: Outskirts, Outside what used to be the Butchers.

56, 78, 34, 99. Anything else? Are my friends free to go or are we under arrest?

She is telepathic...... He considered the powers and feats he had just witnessed, the skills and strength they wielded. It was if they were invincible against those criminals. I've never heard of these people before, if they're unknown...... they might have a chance to stop him..... Orlandu was reinvigorated with this thought, there was now a possibility to defeat them....

And what about him? Do we get to keep him or...

"Neither and yes, its not like his owner needs him now." The sheriff shook his head at the implications of what

"Eh, call us the Rising Dawn, everyone else does. David West speaking, That's Jenny, Caim, Cadolbolg is on his head, Dragon is Angelus, Lizard is Ton Ton, Elf is Melethia."

"Well then West, I'll need you, Angelus, Jenny and Melethia to come with me. My deputies will see to sorting this mess out." As the two deputies went over to the bodies, Orlandu turned with West to go back to his office at the end of the road.

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for about another 20 seconds or so she fails to find words, not only can she not believe she isn't reaching for her scythe assuming she's going to have to defend herself from these people who just killed fourteen, but that a twelve year old is saying such things with PRIDE! She also could not BELIEVE the size of the wolf behind her getting her scent. Then she takes a deep breath and with a nervous laugh she asks. "I just jumped off a train to get here, specifically because I sensed disaster, as I tend to do, but I couldn't imagine there would be so much trouble without it passing. So tell me, if you would, why exactly there are fourteen people dead? and... what the hell is that giant yellow... bird... thing?" she says, very nervous considering that there are 14 people dead, and the people in front of her seemed to have done it, and one of them is a little girl who's taking it in stride!

Ninjamedic:
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It seems however, that her answers would have to wait until they arrived at the sheriff's department. While a couple different things had made her panic moments ago, she regained as much posture as she could in that span of time before attempting to follow them, feeling safer in part to not feeling any hostility towards her, and that there is now an authority involved that she hadn't seen before. Besides, she's as interested in hearing their side of the tale as she assumes the sheriff is.

Gunsmoke: Inn

Rugal

After Slindis forked over the cash for the room, Rugal spent a while in front of the window, watching the people below walk by.
However, thanks to his recent disability, all could make out were the large colored blobs of their energy fields.
Taking his mind off this, he focused on the packages that Teri gave him, resealing the one he had opened before packing all 3 of them into a bag and sealing it tight.
There was no telling how long they were going to be here and those suits would have to last him until they got home, he had to get as much mileage from each one as possible.

Once he was done, He pulled along the chair by the desk over to the window and kept watching the people below, hoping to fine tune his sense abilities so he could make out something other the colorful blobs.

Gunsmoke: Sheriff's Office

Jenny, David

Jenny was confused by the Sheriff's reaction, namely how he didn't seem to be arresting them after all that happened, even if the gang they killed were breaking the law, they still more or less wreaked the place.
"Well...Here hoping it was worth it, eh boy?..." She said to the Chocobo before the pair of them headed off.
To calm her nerves, she began wondering what to call him.
...What about Cid?...

David meanwhile was shaking his head as they entered the Sheriff's office, "14 dead for a massive chicken...What a world..." He sighed as he took a seat, propping his feet on the desk.
"So...How much is bail?..."

Gunsmoke: Sheriff's Office

Jenny, David, Angelus, Melethia, Pandora

"So...How much is bail?..."

"Didn't you all hear me before?" He looked at the group, they were all bewildered at what was going on. He sighed, knowing this was going to be a long night for him, then clarified the situation "You're not under arrest, alright? I asked you here as I need your help. Or more accurately, we need your help. I'm guessing this isn't you're first time dealing with unpleasant individuals yes?" He rested his feet on the table for a moment as he waited for a response, he wanted to be absolutely sure he could trust them, he could sense their alignments at least.

Noticing Angelus's 'issue' with entering the building, he sighed again and opened one of the windows, allowing Angelus to poke her head in. "I'm sorry about the lack of accommodation for non-humanoids, as you can see, we don't get that much funding."

Gunsmoke: Sheriff's Office

Jenny, West, Angelus, Melethia, Pandora

"...Unpleasant as in the guy who owes you $50 or Unpleasant as in some horrible asshole who wants to watch the world burn along with everything in it?" West bluntly asked, Jenny following up with "Well, I like to think I speak for everyone here when I say we are interested in doing good..."
"To be honest, This time "Not being our first" is a kind of understatement. You could do a lot worse than us." West added, starting to get back into his roleplay as a real bounty hunter style badass.

Gunsmoke: Inn

Slindis, Rugal

Slindis glanced over at Rugal as he watched the others walk by. "Rugal, don't you think you should get some rest? Tomorrow's going to be a busy day, after all."

Gunsmoke: Other Building

Melethia looked over at Pandora as they walked to the Sheriff's Office and shrugged. "Well, they were tryin' to attack one of us, so we had ta back her up. 'Sides, she's pretty nice!" It was clear from the way the Wolf stuck next to the young elf that the two were familiar, but it wasn't long before they got to the Office.

"So, what do ya need to hear? If ya want to yell at us for makin' sure our friend wasn't killed by them, Not really interested. Do ya need me to call my mom over? Trust me, they were nothin'." Melethia didn't know it, but Lupito was telling SLindis what had happened through the mental link.

Gunsmoke: Inn

Slindis, Rugal

It was at that exact same time where Slindis got the bessage, and she started stretching. "Rugal, I need to head out for a moment. It seems that Melethia was caught up in a small incident, and she drew the attention of the local watch." She ensured everything in the room was safe as she prepared to head out.

Diablo1099:
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watching and listening from the window, she breathes a sigh of relief she didn't simply run into slaughtering lunatics. She's always thought of joining such a group of "heroes." Back home though there wasn't a lot of situations where that would be possible. She was stuck with someone who wouldn't go against any of the pokemon thieves in any area if they stole her most valuable possession. Lost a couple members of her former team that way, but the b**ch who "owned" them just caught another of each of them, not caring at all... all were disposable to the former inhabitant of the body she now controls...

But with that all behind her, and perhaps a bit of opportunity coming her way... she is beginning to entertain the thought more-so than before. Still though, this wouldn't be exactly the time to ask... or would it?

Gunsmoke: Inn

Slindis, Rugal

"All in Due time. Just getting some training in before I retire for the night." Rugal said as he seemed to be squinting.
"And this training is?"
"Seeing. In a manner of speaking anyway. Back before I lost my vision, I could pick up on other Energy Fields, like yours. Now, It's the closest I have to eyesight and even then, it's just a mess of strange colors floating about..." He answered before breaking off his focus to take a drink of water, this required a lot of concentration to use for periods longer than a few minutes at a time.
It was then that she got the message about Melethia.
"Rugal, I need to head out for a moment. It seems that Melethia was caught up in a small incident, and she drew the attention of the local watch."
"Leave her out of sight for more than a minute, eh? Go on. I'll hold the fort here." He smirked, feeling sorry for the poor bastard that messed with her.

Gunsmoke: Sheriff's Office

Jenny, David, Angelus, Melethia, Pandora

Noticing Angelus's 'issue' with entering the building, he sighed again and opened one of the windows, allowing Angelus to poke her head in. "I'm sorry about the lack of accommodation for non-humanoids, as you can see, we don't get that much funding."

Angelus chuckled heartily, "This wouldn't be the first time... However, give me a moment."

The dragon moved out of view, and after a minute passed, a blonde woman clad in red wandered into the building; "So, officer, you were saying about needing our aid? I happen to have a swordsman at my beck and call who would be willing to help, so long as he has adequate motivation. However, I do not foresee that being difficult."

Gunsmoke: Outskirts, Campfire

Teri gave a small nod, and Devon could see that the worries that she had a few moments ago seemed to have faded away for the most part. In fact, she looked pretty relaxed. After dismounting Garm, she wandered back to Lucifer's side and sat, "Oh, nothing big. Mum mentioned that we've been called up for some kind of job, and that we should get some rest. I figured I could pass that along."

With a bit of a sly grin, she moved back into the comfortable position she was in moments before being called away, and muttered, "She never said where I needed to get some rest...."

Gunsmoke: Sheriff's Office

"So, what do ya need to hear? If ya want to yell at us for makin' sure our friend wasn't killed by them, Not really interested. Do ya need me to call my mom over? Trust me, they were nothin'."

"On the contrary Madame" He smirked as he pressed a button on hit table. "I wish to offer you a job." A gap in the floor appeared, with blocks moving apart to reveal a staircase. "Please, come with me. Jenny can assure you all I possess no Malicious intent." He then stood up and walked down the staircase. What was awaiting for them, none of them could predict. It was bizarre enough to be unexpected, yet just believable enough to be not predicted by the group at this point.

As the group descended the flight, an entire hidden complex was waiting for them. To the right was a foundry, with engineers, enchanters and master craftsmen all working on what appeared to be weapons James Bond would use if he was a Paladin and Gunslinger.

On the left was a laboratory, with alchemists, Wizards and scientists all collaborating on different projects. One that stood out was a Golem with the anatomy of an assassin, currently being fitted with a deploy-able Gatling Gun. As the group continued to follow Orlandu, they also saw a training area where operatives were practicing what looked to be every imaginable combat style (not all at once of course).

Having lead them to to a desk in the center of the office, Orlandu then explained himself. "I know you all have done this dance before, so I'll be blunt. We are an order called The Lightbringers. We do what you all do, only with more stealth and less needless killing. Now, the reason I've call you here is to deal with this man."

He threw a dossier to the table, detailing their target. "Dean Solitaire, Owner of the Luas Lasrach Rail Company. He and several other business he has funded have been linked to different conspiracies and incidents of corruption, but each Vigilante that has tried to bring him down has been killed. Some of our best couldn't even touch him. But that's where you all come in."

He stopped the exposition for a moment, letting this info all sink in.

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Pandora was at the back of the group when the stairs opened up, blending rather seamlessly with the group to any of the other people they walked past. This was due in part to actually NOT being sneaky, she just walked at the back of the group the Sheriff was leading down with him, with such distance she wasn't immediately noticed, but close enough to seem to be part of the whole. She was with the rising dawn crew when it came to taking this job... whether or not an actual member of the crew, she did want to help, despite the fact she's probably not intended to be hearing, or seeing, what she currently is. Besides, what she often did to team rocket after escaping her "prison" for good wasn't too different. Taking down criminals in general at least didn't seem too different... but then again with the technology and magic she was witnessing, she couldn't be certain that criminals she assumed managed to trump *this* would be as easy as scatterbrained pet-nappers.

Gunsmoke: Sheriff's Office

Melethia eyed up the people in there, particularly the craftsmen. "So, ya need us to take him out? Ya gotta find that way in, cripple his resources. Goin' in while he's ready is stupid. Or, ya could try an' catch him off guard an' hit him when he doesn't expect it. Ya still need that way in, but now ya just have to worry about findin' those holes an' workin your way in."

The girl pulled out a small purple dagger and started juggling it, thinking it out. "Well, what way are ya gonna go with this? If you're after the resources, the fuel for those trains is right where I'd start. If ya wanna go that way, I know a few more people that could help there." Melethia motioned to Pandora, getting a good feeling about her.

Gunsmoke: Streets

As Slindis made her way through the streets, she nearly ran down a young man - student, from the looks of it. Judging from the fact that she hadn't gotten any more messages from Lupito, it hadn't become too bad, so she was able to help the human before he lost his balance and fell again.

"What's a child like you doing outside at this time of night? I don't know what it was like where you came from, but you stick out like a sore thumb here. How has nobody gone after you yet?"

As David collected his bearings, he looked at the Drow to see exactly who he was talking to. She wasn't exactly the kind of person regular humans would usually see around.

Gunsmoke: Outskirts, Campfire

Devon shrugged as he stayed near Ella. "You sure you don't want to head back to town? Slindis might get worried about you, after all."

Gunsmoke: Outskirts

Matt walked up to the group around the campfire and introduced himself. "The name's Matt Hargreave. I'm just stopping by to see who guys are before I head to the ship to get some sleep," Matt said to them.

Gunsmoke: Streets

Slindis, David A.

As Slindis made her way through the streets, she nearly ran down a young man - student, from the looks of it. Judging from the fact that she hadn't gotten any more messages from Lupito, it hadn't become too bad, so she was able to help the human before he lost his balance and fell again.

"What's a child like you doing outside at this time of night? I don't know what it was like where you came from, but you stick out like a sore thumb here. How has nobody gone after you yet?"

As David collected his bearings, he looked at the Drow to see exactly who he was talking to. She wasn't exactly the kind of person regular humans would usually see around. After a few seconds, he recognized her as being the one who fixed his arm back at the saloon. He adjusted his glasses and shrugged.

"I don't know. Maybe it's because I'm not trying to look for any trouble, or maybe I'm just lucky. As for why I'm out here in the first place, I was just looking for this."

The student presented a small throwing knife to the Drow, it's blade somewhat blackened because of an explosion. He sent the knife back to it's sheathe in a single, practiced movement. "I'm also trying to find a place to sleep. Can't very well pay to sleep in an inn, seeing that this is an alternate universe, and I highly doubt that they'll accept any of my world's currency. David thought about this for a moment, putting a hand to his chin. "Hmm... Maybe I can crawl into a crate or something."

Gunsmoke: Outskirts

Devon took a look at the man and waved, looking a bit out of place himself in his pale green suit. "If you're doing that, why not head to town? Also, just curious, but a ship? Not too many adventurers head around here with ships, what with how they're really expensive to keep up and all." It was odd for this man to be talking about a ship, and with how it had landed outside of town a good mile away or so in the mountains, none of those townspeople should have known about it.

It was time to keep calm, act surprised, and find out where the guy came from.

Gunsmoke: Streets

Slindis, David A.

Slindis wasn't all too sure on the man's answer, but it was clear that he still wasn't all too clear on the area. "If it's a room you're looking for, I can get you one for the night. If you stay out on the street, there are people that would rob you blind in a heartbeat. Don't worry about the cost: if you really feel the need to repay me, I'm certain we can work something out. Do you accept? It's a lonely town to be without anyone to help you out." Her tone, although a bit stern, was more of a concerned teacher than someone looking for an advantage.

Gunsmoke: Streets

Slindis, David A.

David pondered her offer for a moment, before nodding. It would not only be rude to decline, but it would also be downright suicidal. It's certainly better than having to deal with the cold winds and the possibility of getting mugged and killed. He is in a new world. It would be in his best interest to make friends here if he hopes to survive.

"I accept. It's certainly much easier than trying to find a place to sleep in the streets," He said, a small, humble smile on his face. He gave her a bow. "You helped me twice now, and for that, I am grateful. I promise that I will find a way to repay you for your kindness."

He straightened up, pushing his glasses back up the ridge of his nose, looking much more composed than usual, and introduced himself, the way he was taught by his parents, to the Drow. "My name is David Scryer Ashworth, son of Fredrick and Myra Ashworth, and sole heir to the Ashworth family estate. It is a pleasure to meet you."

Gunsmoke: Outskirts

"I'm not one of locals although I know the clothes say differently. This is just to blend in... and to look a little like Clint Eastwood in 'A Fistful of Dollars'. I arrived here on a ship from a different planet or dimension, no one's told me if I'm in the same universe or not," Matt tried to explain.

Gunsmoke: Streets

Slindis, David A.

Slindis nodded as she made her way to the Sheriff's office. "It's good to meet you, David. I'm Slindis. I'm certain that you will be able to find a way to if you really feel the need, but don't feel rushed. For this next bit, I know it will sound blunt, but while you're here, I doubt anyone will care of your family's estate. From the way you carry yourself, you're clearly a stranger here. I'm certain that your parents put you in some form of advanced schooling, but I doubt it prepared you for something like what you'll run into here."

She paused and had a drink out of a flask from a small bag before offering it to David. "My daughter's already managed to get herself in trouble here, for Tira's sake. When she can find it that quickly, there's bound to be a lot more." David had only seen one girl since he had gotten here, but it seemed odd to think this woman was the mother of her. Besides the lack of an age difference, there was also the fact that neither the skin, hair, nor eyes matched between the two.

Gunsmoke: Outskirts

Devon held Ella as she fell asleep and took a closer look at Matt. "If you don't mind me asking, what was the name of the ship we're talking about? It would be a bit nice to find one so we could head back east and to the cities there, and I'm sure I could scrounge up some money that way."

Gunsmoke: Streets

Slindis, David A.

David put up a hand and shook his head, politely declining the drink. He stepped at roughly the same pace as Slindis, following her to her destination. "I know. I probably sounded fairly grandiose in the way I introduced myself. But that's just how I was taught. " To emphasize the importance of the Ashworth family name," and all of that meaningless drivel." David spoke those words in a deep, yet refined voice, no doubt imitating his father. He sounded fairly bitter. He pulled out the amulet from his shirt, looking at it with a scowl. The crystal in it's center twinkled beautifully in the moonlight.

"My parents... My mom and dad are quite proud of our heritage. Though to be quite frank, I don't give a damn about it. It caused me nothing but trouble, so why should I?" David slipped the amulet back beneath his shirt, and placed his hands in his pant pockets. "Anyway, are you referring to that young elf? The one with the penchant for nicknames? Melethia, I believe her name was. Is she your adopted daughter?"

Gunsmoke: Streets

Slindis, David A.

Slindis put the flask back in her bag and talked to David a bit more as they got near the Sheriff's office. "Honestly, a family name only holds as much importance as you want it to. It doesn't suddenly make a person any better or worse just because of it." Although Slindis held a calm face extremely well, the way she talked told David that the Drow may be speaking from experience.

"Yes, Melethia is my daughter in name if not by birth. I already know that you may find it odd that she wasn't with me, but when she wants to get somewhere, she gets there. I doubt even Kundarak could have made somewhere safe from her." Although Slindis put a hand to her face, there was the slight hint of pride in her voice. By this point, they were close to both the inn and the Sheriff's office.

Gunsmoke: Outskirts

"Rising Dawn, though I don't think it'll be going anywhere soon since it kinda crashed. Got a steak knife to the chest when that happened. I'm really thankful to the girl that used her magic to heal me. Now if you don't mind, I'm going to go get some shut eye," Matt said before continuing his walk to the ship.

Gunsmoke: Outskirts

Devon thought to himself on hearing that information, then remembered that there was a good 29 imps guarding the ship right now. If the man was truly from the ship, he'd easily get in there due to the Imps recognizing him. If not, well, they'd already locked the ship down for repairs.

"Take care, because it's going to be a while until that ship flies again. Took one hell of a beating in the crash, it did."

Gunsmoke: Outskirts

"Rising Dawn, though I don't think it'll be going anywhere soon since it kinda crashed. Got a steak knife to the chest when that happened. I'm really thankful to the girl that used her magic to heal me. Now if you don't mind, I'm going to go get some shut eye,"

Teri perked up at the mention of her, and her eyes lite up with recognition, "Oh! Yeah, Devon, I've seen him on board the Dawn. Like he said, he had a knife sticking out of him... Good to see you doing alright, sir!"

She gave Matt a wave as she disappeared, and rubbed the back of her head sheepishly, "Sorry I didn't mention it sooner. I guess that talk with Mum and Dad took a bit out of me... Which now reminds me of something else."

Following that, she gave 411 about the Termi-Dillon being out and about, and concluded with, "I don't know what he want's but I'd still keep an eye out. I remember him being a royal pain in earlier arcs, back when I was still writing, and he's got his unpredictability as a surprise.... Now, shall we make our way back into town? Knowing Mum, she's probably worked something out while I was gone."

Lightbringer Base

Angelus crossed her arms and gave a smirk, "Sounds right up my alley. So, what's the plan?"

As she said this, she gave Caim a silent feed as to what was going on. For the most part, he seemed interested as well, but was curious about what would become of the children while they were off.

Gunsmoke: Sheriff's Office

West, Jenny

"....Only us could burn out a butchers and end up getting recruited by a underground spy agency in a 1800's western town..." West sighed at the madness of it all as he walked into the forge and started checking out some of the weapons they had, namely a large wooden sniper rifle.
"...Okay, I like to consider myself an kinda expert on guns and this looks like a awesome fucking gun. Got a name?"
"We call it the Skullmasher. It's designed to break through armor wearing targets." One of the engineers said as West got a feel for the weapon.
"I see...May I?" He asked before taking aim at one of the test dummies.
He fired, the kickback knocking him down as the dummy's head was completely taken off, as well as everything up above the waist.
"Jesus! This a Sniper or a Shotgun!?"
"Both. Each bullet is made up of 6 pellets which all hit the target with the force of a single Rifle round each. It's for targets smart enough to cover their heads to avoid having it taken off. Still getting the spread set right though..." He explained as he helped West up.
"...Extra Strong Lead Aspirin." He said as he handed it back, dusting himself off.
Heh, Lead Aspirin...

Jenny meanwhile was watching the Lightbringers train as Orlandu explained the target, It was like the Striders but undergound.
"Wait...You want us to kill him? I'm sorry sir, but the Rising Dawn are NOT contract assassins!" She said, clearly offended as she took a seat by the side and crossed her arms.

Wests reaction to Orlandu was much the same.
"I'm with J on this one. I mean, You have a mission to do, we ain't going to stop you, but we aren't in the business of randomly killing people just because we're told to do so. Tell me, What kind of conspiracies are we talking about? Bribery? Stealing land?..." He asked as he fiddled around with a golden ball point pen, clicking it over and over.
"Huh...Didn't think these were invented yet..."

Ninjamedic:
He stopped the exposition for a moment, letting this info all sink in.

Pandora finally makes her presence known after Mele seems to have noticed... color her a little surprised a 12 year old has sharper eyes than the technicians. "Hmm, you could count me in either way, but I take it if you have all these cool spells and gear, and your best couldn't touch him, he's no ordinary street thug. I've dealt with plenty of unpleasant types... and I've spent most of my life fighting other people's battles for them. So. I've decided I'll try dipping slightly back into that habit, but I want to know everything there is to know about what we face first. Please, continue"

Gunsmoke: Streets

Slindis, David A.

As Slindis and David A. walked towards the Sheriff's office, Rugal watched on from his window, straining to use his sense to make them out beyond their fields.
His attempts to fine tune his Energy Sensing Skills were not going well, he couldn't make out of the most basic of features on the people walking by.

He was however able to make out the small group in the distance of Devon, Teri, Lucifer, Ella and Matt, the 2 authors standing out from the others.
Looks like they have a kind of campfire...Wonder if they'll stay out there or use the rooms Slin bought... He thought before he broke his focus from the constant straining.
"Christ, it's like Eyesight Constipation..."

Gunsmoke: Sheriff's Office/Lightbringer Base

"Well, what way are ya gonna go with this? If you're after the resources, the fuel for those trains is right where I'd start. If ya wanna go that way, I know a few more people that could help there."

"See that's part of the problem. We already tried it, it didn't work. As I said, every attempt at uncovering this man's activities to the public or neutralising him as a threat has been stopped. Whatever he has up his sleeves, it's good enough to predict any move we can make and counter it. However, that's where you all come in." He sat back down, looking across the whole group.

"I'm guessing you're from another world or realm, yes?" He could see the group were not from anywhere he knew. Their outfits, equipment and mannerisms were all either unknown to him, or too anachronistic to be from here. "And that's what will give you an advantage, you're all a complete unknown here they won't be expecting you at all."

"Wait...You want us to kill him? I'm sorry sir, but the Rising Dawn are NOT contract assassins!"

"Did I say you had to kill him? We want you to uncover his plans, prove he's responsible for these strings of deaths, anything to stop them." As he clarified his stance, he spotted David playing with the golden pen. He grabbed Davids hand, took the pen back, and clicked it three more times. "A demonstration will be in order for that." He placed the pen on the desk before adressing David's question "From what we can tell, they've been engaging in criminal activities to eliminate competition with their businesses. Murdered crime bosses, blackmailed business owners, the list goes on. Nothing we couldn't handle, but then...."

He reached into the desk again, this time retrieving a dossier of murder cases in the past 5 years, "A pattern began to emerge, Academy Arch-Mages, Elite Bounty Hunters, legendary Adventurers, all started turning up dead by different and random causes. Only recently have we found out they were somehow involved or interacted with Solitaire in some manner. The company's influence with the government is so that they can prevent any official investigation into their affairs. We want him brought to justice, and any plans they have stopped."

He responded to Pandora "We honestly don;t know what the extent of his power is, no one has ever gotten close enough to him to uncover anything and lived to pass the information on."

Gunsmoke: Sheriff's Office/Lightbringer Base

Melethia nodded. "Well, yeah, it'd be kinda hard for them to know us. It also sounds pretty exciting, too. On a side note, mind if I take a look at that weapon mister West has there?" Without really waiting for an answer, she looked it over and began disassembling it to see how it worked., eventually focusing on the inside of the barrel.

Gunsmoke: Outskirts

Devon picked up the now sleeping Ella and nodded, having put the guitar into the Bag of Holding Slindis had given him. "Well, he should have no problem getting onboard the ship, then. Those imps are smart enough to recognize a crew member, after all. And thanks for the heads up on that TermiDillon. Don't know who he is, but I'm going to trust your judgement on this one."

A gust of wind was produced to snuff out the fire and he gave an affirmation at Slindis getting things ready for them. "I'd be surprised if she didn't get things ready, honestly. She probably knows all too well how valuable a good night's sleep is, and judging from that payout I got from her earlier from that performance, she probably has a good bit of cash to her name even if she keeps it on the down low." THat statement reminded Teri that Slindis did come from a form of DnD, and from what Slindis could do, she had to be a high-level person there.

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