As Caelion commented on Baraka and being sure that he was the only one in the Tavern at the moment. Longshans's eyes slip from the lancer at the table to a newcomer.
- A Castanic that does not show off is a rare sight nowadays,- Baraka says to himself in silent approval. His eyes measuring Caelion stop on the handle of the sword. Longshans slowly took out a perchament and handed over to elin at the table,- the detailed map of Velekia -, he said. - it will assist, should you need to seek a trainer, a vendor or a guard post to ask for further directions. - he adds. - But now you must excuse me for a moment I have an argent meters to attend to, - with these words Baraka officer takes of and walks swiftly towards Caelion. As he comes closer to him it becomes more evident that Castanic swordsman is the person that he was suspecting him to be, everything from the modest behavior to the lion heart crest matched.
Caelion was not waring any military rank identification so Longshans addressed him informally, but politely.
- Pardon me, but it seams that I have something that would be of an interest to you, you see I was a commander of the recovery team sent out to bring your platoon back, unfortunately the bureaucracy played its part and the official order for our departure came too late... we failed to arrive on time,- Baraka lowers his head. By the time we came the survivers left the site on their own. We came across the Argon battalion however, it is not much but it might ease your pain knowing that none of them left alive. We found a mortally wounded prisoner in their possession, from the look of it they have torcherd poor fella for information. Before his last breath he asked me to tell someone closely resembling you that Argons fell for his trick, that majority of invasion force will be at "the place" ,as he stressed it, that you know, in three days. Also his last wish was to return this.
Baraka shuffles through his travelers sack and takes out a tiny purple pouch of velvet, a silver string tied around it into a puzzle knot is securing its contents. One end of the string ends with silver-tine medal, "C&L" letters are engraved on it in Castanic.
Longshans shows the pouch to Caelion,- Do you recognize this? - Baraka asks hoping that castanic swordsman is the right person.
Edited by: alexisneos
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