Talon meandered along behind his friends, his mind busilly off in another realm of workings and musings. A stray pearl-white hair fluttered in front of his face. A light poof of air blown up got the offending stray out of his eye, and he kept walking, not really seeing the road. He carried in front of him a metal doll of sorts. Arcane markings drifted across it’s surface in seemingly-random patterns, and he eyed everythin dubiously, wanting to plug a hearthstone into the thing so desperately it made his heart clench. All he needed was a new stone, and he was SURE that his creation would work this time. Of course, he had been sure last time, and that hadn’t worked out all that well, but that was beside the point. He’d corrected the Fire Glyphs and the Air Glyphs so that they wouldn’t feed on each other and cause another explosion….
A loud voice brought him out of his reflections for a moment. Tharon had stopped on the road, and examined some tall pillars that were placed to either side of the road. Upon those pillars were many words, all of which were easily decipherable. But Tharon had only recently learned to read, and was asking for Talon’s help. Running his fingers through his hair to get the offending mass out of his way again, Talon looked up, and read verbatim from the stones, “Well, it reads, ‘These are the laws of the City of Nexus as proposed by the Council. Know them well, and bide by them during your stay, or face the consequences of your actions. No taxes shall be raised, save by The Council. None shall obstruct trade. You shall bring no army into Nexus. You shall commit no wanton violence. None may falsely claim the Council’s name or sanction. None shall harbor a fugititive from The Council’s wrath.’ And that’s pretty much it. Mind your manners or get skinned alive. I’m hungry.”
The reaction of the group was somewhat mixed. Tharon visibly blanched. Glory cocked an eyebrow and shrugged her pack into a more comfortable position. Asp remained as emotionless as one of the pillars being discussed. —-
I’ll continue this later, hopefully…