"Ah, I had forgotten about that. It's strange that the House most similar to me is the enemy of the House that respects me. Perhaps in the future we can Quest together to reconcile the two." Arthur attempts to appear jovial, but fails to completely hide his distress. This means his friend De'kra cannot participate in the Quest, either.
"Ah, well, at least Atramor might be able to Quest with me," he murmurs softly. "And, of course, we can keep in touch via these journals while we are apart." Arthur appears troubled. Excuse me for a moment, I must consult the Quest board."
* * *
Arthur approaches the Quest board, and observes the current sign-ups for Quest 31. "Tarn Valco...Amorith Marvelo...Galen Woodward...Thothwick...I'll have to look out for all of them, try to make their acquaintance. I should probably speak more with Skrall and that Dak Shadeaux fellow as well. What the--" Arthur sees his name scribbled carelessly on the sign-ups for Quest 30. He quickly scratches it out. "Carelessness..." he mutters, walking away.
A man in white and purple, with matching glasses and an enormously bushy beard, steps up to the Quest board, accompanied by a quiet-looking man in a suit.
"Hah! He's taken his name off. I told you 'e would! Well, we can't have that!
" Holding up a scrap of parchment torn from an official-looking document, the man carefully copies Arthur's handwriting back on to the Quest sign-up sheet. "Come on. We don't want him to spot us. Not yet...
As the boisterous, bushy-bearded man slips back into the shadows, his companion remins for a moment in silent contemplation.
Waving his hand just above the surface of the sign-up sheets, he stands back a moment to observe his work. The freshly-applied ink has faded from the sign-up sheet of Quest 30, so that Quest 31's sign-up will be noticed first
. He glances over and sees, with some dismay, that this effect has also affected Arthur's sign-up for Quest 29, so that Quest 29's sign-up will only be noticed after the other two.
He appears worried, as this was not quite what he had in mind, nor, he knew, what Arthur would want, but, having no alternative and seeing his presence drawing the attention of the Heroes, he quickly retreats back into the shadows from whence he came.
OOC: Just to clarify, the priority is: Quest 31, if not, then Quest 30, if not, then Quest 29. I wanted an in-character justification.
Edited by Flipz, 16 April 2012 - 06:51 AM.