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"And that is the real question. Are we going with catapults, or are we going with girls? Esseandra will need to determine if the girls are available, and Matt will need to determine if the catapult plan is a go. But we will need to wait for the others in any event."
While it's still light, Luke goes and buys a silk rope and a grappling hook to attach to it, and if he can find a druidic items shoppe, a potion of pass without trace. Come the sunset, Luke prays, rejigging his spell list accordingly.
"I can silence two items, or one item twice. I also took the liberty of preparing an Obscuring Mist, in case of pursuers who use their eyes." Or cons where one predicted the weather, but those were small fry sacraments.
"I suspect that we will be able to get in without a distraction, if necessary, just using magic to conceal us. I can use illusions to hide us from the sight of any watchers, or we could just use mist, or I could use illusions as a distraction. Some Dancing Lights running around in mist would probably be fairly distracting for any observers, and I could then sneak around, and join the rest in the compound. I would not require any assistance for that part."
"One group will be too cumbersome and easily spotted. Dividing by any more than two will leaveg us individually at risk. Red, Luke, and Esseandra should lead the frontal assault, though they might require the assistance of a lockpick. The other group to sneak through the rear entrance or over the walls, whichever seems more prudent."
Those that will, will do. And the group takes the "secret" way out of the Casa, emerging into the shadows of the alleys from a basement about a block away.
Loras, as the one whose been here before, take the lead as you moves furtively into the dim streets and tangled alleys of Riverside. With two members having Darkvision and two others having low-light, this is easier than it sound.
Lilith is conscious, from a couple of blocks past the marketplace where you did your shopping, of somebody trailing behind the party. SOmeone who'se good at not being seen, but who isn't that good at silent movement in cluttered streets in darkness. The scraping of feet over uneven stones, occasional sounds of feet contacting refuse the darksighted members of the party can avoid.
Obviously, some members of the party aren't doing much better, but these sounds are coming from further back.
Inferes, whose been stealing glance over her shoulder, looks at Lilith. She points at her own ears and nods, then at her eyes and shakes her head.
Speaking in Infernal, Lillith expresses her plan to her sister
"I can pick a spot along here, hide, and ambush whomever is following us. When I do, you come back."
Lillith hides, and waits for the follower to pass her
Just a note, but I will only be up for another hour or so
Luckily, she is not moving, so move silently should be irrelevant.
After a couple of minutes, two steps of footstep with no-one visible attached to them, come down the street. One stops in front of Lilith's position, the other moves a few more steps and does the same.
They are both within 30 of both Lilith and Inferes, who appears to remain undetected on the other side of the street.
And then from the direction of one set of foorsteps, a voice emerges. "It appears we were detected"
And from the other "Indeed, it would appear there is something fundamentally flawed with our skillset"
"That we get Hide, but not Move Silently? Instead we get Disguise, which is totally redundant since we get a spell for that. Nevermind. These people are not enemies, yet. Cancel Invisibility."
A couple of strangely anonymous looking people appear in the place of the footprints, wearing grey robes under mail shirts and holding Falchions, two handed, in en guard positions. "You would be one of the "Incestuous Succubus Twins" . Where is the other?" Says one, looking straight at Lilith.
Inferes's voice sounds from across the street. "Hello, Twins? we look nothing alike."
"Because we heard some stories about you yesterday. Because you happened to wander right past us. And because you are going the same way. Gregor's compound in Riverside, yes?"
""His activities are objectionable to us long time, yet not enough for action to be taken. Until yesterday morning. When they hurt our devotee"
"Will you stop it with the Bakhlunish speech pattern? Anyway, it seems you emerge in Madame's trail, looking extremely conspicuous, then killed a group of local thugs known to us".
""And connected with Gregor""
"And the City Watch is out looking for you"
"Because anyone that wanders around killing people they don't like and then leave their expensive armour lying around for the Watch to claim and resell is obviously someone they'd like to follow around."
"You happen to be Xaixian Clerics? Heard you bunch were in town. And if this is about defective 'morning' after pills, I stoped making those when a few clerics tried running me out of rivershore thirty years back."
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"Well, it would seem that we have no reason to believe that you are allies, as you are following us without offering any explanation of yourselves, you are not neutral, for the same reasons, which leaves one option. You don't really want to be that option. Perhaps you would like to try again?"
The two look at each other. "Yes, obviously we serve The Perfect Mistress"
"WE never heard "Xaixian" before? Is it an insult?"
"And we have no policies on birth control. But defective goods are always annoying"
"But we're not going to sweat something you were punished for thirty years ago."
"What are your intentions regarding Gregor? And Lucian Gallbright, who is now anathema?" The bold-voice one hoists her falchion. You're pretty sure this one is female. The identical costumes and hairstyles are making it a little hard to tell though, in the dim.
"Also, we were refering to Madame Esseandra. And we are very Neutral"
"Famous for it, when people hear about us at all."
((Please stop me from making these two a Hansel and Gretel reference))
"They worked. Thats the reason I got run out of town. Apprently, their local priest had a tree ramed up the rear end. As for our current feelings between them two, well... personaly, I would like to hand 'em over to some old friends of mine, but they got exectued for 'crimes against the dignity of life itself'. They were really good, could crack anyone. Slim Jim, skinny elf and not his real name, once boasted he kept a guy alive for nearly ten years. You should have seen the sob. Anycase, next best thing is handin them over to the madam here, seeing how one of her girls got nabed. I plan to give sugesstions though."
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