Vincent has sat through dinner with the 4 “bad guys” a few tables away, all the while keeping himself occupied with paperwork and looking at various trinkets and wares he has brought as props for his charade.
Eanwulf the pirate captain is the first to leave eating greedily and excusing himself
Vinny continues making notes and reading his papers. He isn’t just scribbling, he is making out very convincing false ledgers including amounts of goods he’d like to move.. He feels someone behind him and notices one of the guards has moved.
Vinny sits back in his chair and lowers his arm near his hidden dagger, while bringing his wine glass to his lips in preparedness to toss the wine into an attackers eyes before a dagger thrust…..but the threat is not that serious.
A guard has indeed moved around behind him and is looking over his shoulder presumably to see what Vinny is working on.
Vinny drinks from his wine glass, swallows, then turns his head slightly stating “I don’t suppose you are an accountant?” he pauses and getting no response from the guard continues “I’m trying to juggle the amount of capitol I can get my hands on vs the speculation of sales between the vanilla bread that comes from Carlan’s Bakery versus these absolutely stunning sugar jellies…People NEED bread but they WANT candy, here try one of these….” Vinny turns offering a candy to the guard but he sees the guard has already turned and left, presumably satisfied that Vinny is hard at work at boring tasks.
Vinny spends a few more minutes on his false bookwork. Kurias leaves the table and walks from the Elf Hammer, leaving just Theg and Markessa. Some small talk between them and Theg leaves stating “8am tomorrow at my home we will leave for the stockade” before walking out the door…
In a few minutes a human dressed similar to the guards approaches Markessa’s table, he has even better armor on than the others. Polished brass studs and shoulder guards, his sword has a large jewel set in the pommel and the scabbard it sits in intricately detailed. He has a square jaw and thick shoulder length jet black hair.
Markessa: You? How dare you so brazenly approach me!
Guard: Sorry my lady, your beauty is such that I had to get closer to see you
Markessa: A pale attempt at flattery, you should at least be on your knee
The guard bends to one knee
Markessa: That is better, groveling suits you better
she extends a hand and the man attempts to kiss it
SMACK! Markessa strikes the man sharply on the cheek
Markessa: Address me properly!
Guard: Lady Markessa may I have the privilege of being allowed to kiss your hand….
Markessa: now you may
The guard begins to kiss Markessa’s hand and then begins to work up her arm, kissing and drawing nearer. Markessa bends and they passionately kiss.
Markessa: Devon! (addressing the guard) Why are you here?
Devon: To see you of course, make sure you are safe
Vinny thanks this is a good time to leave making a mental note of what Markessa’s (lover?) looks like. He grabs his papers, finishes his wine and heads to his room as Markessa and Devon are opening a bottle of wine.
Obsidian Portal site – characters – Markessa the man pictured with her is Devon