Quote:"A friend of mine is involved with this situation, and I need to make sure they are not in danger from the authorities."
Leth is taken aback at this and opens his mouth to speak, but Mordred continues and then leaves them before he has a chance to ask any questions. He glances at his companions.
"He knows someone involved with Kells and the Sphere, but he himself doesn't seem to know any more about the situation itself than we do... I dunno guys. How much do we tell him? If he knows someone who might be able to give us more information about what happened, I think it's worth a shot. I don't quite know what to make of him yet, but at this point, we need all the help we can get..."
They don't have much time to discuss it, however, as Mordred returns soon after departing with more questions. Leth takes a deep breath and sighs.
"All right, well, I'll tell you as much as I can, but we should definitely be getting out of the city as fast as we can. Lead on, and I'll fill you in on the basic points. We can probably discuss this in greater detail once we're out of the city."
Once they are moving again, Leth continues.
"I just want you to know that two people have already died on account of getting involved with this, though not by our hands. That's one of the reasons I've been so hesitant to tell you anything. If you listen to what we have to say, and choose to get involved, be warned that you're taking your life into your own hands." He said meaningfully. "We're being hunted - now by two groups of people - and if you join up with us for long you may find yourself being hunted as well."
If Mordred agrees, Leth will continue.
"We were all acquaintances of Kells in one way or another, though most of us didn't know each other before his death. We were summoned to bear his body away for burial - that was when most of us met each other and we got involved in this whole situation." He pauses for a moment, as it suddenly occurs to him that Frekki, Carrillion, and Tzipporah might also be hunted down by the Justiciars as long as they were here in the city... He'd have to bring that up to Vad and Felor. For the time being though, he continues,
"Unfortunately, we don't know much of anything about the theft of the sphere itself. That's why we're heading out of town now, we're hoping to meet someone who can give us more information - Kell's daughter, Zora. Also, you know, the fact that the authorities aren't too keen on us any more." He says wryly.
If Mordred doesn't interrupt him here, Leth will continue:
"Anyway, we were ambushed while we were burying his body. Turns out there's some group of witch-men out there who thinks that we might know where the sphere is - which we don't - and is intent on capturing us to learn it's location. We survived, and discovered a six-pronged-crown symbol on one of their belongings. That night we also had a chance encounter with a prophetic spirit, who told us where we could find Zora. We returned to Sthombo in the morning to try and find out more information about this crown symbol. I talked to two women who said they might be able to get us some information and would ask for us, but they never showed up to meet me the next day. Turns out they were murdered - likely by the same group that's out to get us. And of course because I was seen talking to them, the brilliant Justiciars of Sthombo pinned the whole thing on us." He says bitterly. "We disagreed, of course, and made a run for it - which is where you came in to the picture. Since we've obviously over-stayed our welcome in Sthombo, our current goal is to go find Zora and see if we can get to the bottom of what's really going on." He finishes.
"Does that satisfy you?"