An early rise after we moved to our new location, it was a rough night, and a rough yesterday..
after breakfast and a bit of morning practice I picked up where i left yesterday with the painting while the others headed into town, something about Whistler wanting a dog or something..
a while later everyone returned except Zahur, apparently he'd found work as a blacksmith's apprentice, I'm kinda happy for him.. Analise left to go pick him up a few hours later.
all the while Whistler was studying some kind of pearl, black as night and with an eerie feel to it.. at first I didn't give it much attention as I was focused on painting, but when I did turn to look, on Whistlers request, he apparently had also gotten hold of a rather large wolf… typical Whistler, he sets out to get a dog, and returns with a wolf almost the size of a small horse……. sigh
and this is where things started to go downhill… apparently as a reward for the job Analise did up north she'd gotten a bag of assorted gemstones, amongst them a white pearl beaming with power, like the black one, but a different kind of power.. they began to interact with each other when brought together, and then a black wall of shadow, and darkness filled most of the room, in the panic someone was paralyzed by the power of the white pearl, and once freed, the pearl whirled through the air, I took a quick step and a jump with a piece of cloth in my hand, trying to catch it, but I dropped the cloth mid air, and managed to grab the pearl as I landed, which resulted in me being paralyzed, Orn made a quick call and broke two of my fingers holding the pearl, with the hilt of his sword, and opened my hand so the pearl would drop to the ground shortly after Analyse was possessed by the shadows, and turned to face us, again quick thinking from Orn tossing the white pearl past all defenses and hit her with it, successfully breaking the enchantment on her.. and then we went into the street a moment later, managing to pack up my belongings before hand.
We then decided that it'd be prudent to vacate the premises.. but as we neared the exit of the town heading south.. we saw smoke rising from the location, we collectively decided to return there, to assist however we could, a city fire is never pretty, and there's always casualties, and it'd be blood on our hands, since we unwittingly set it off..
Upon returning, the house we'd rented was on fire, and so was some of the neighboring houses, there were so many injured people, Whistler and I quickly began aiding the wounded, and Orn and Zahur began to aid with the damage control, of the fire.. Analise cast a quick glance about, noticing that no Templars from the church were present she got to work, quenching the flames of the rented house..
as the flames dropped lower and lower, A thought occurred to me, "no one could find the black pearl, it'd be a disaster.." so I leapt into the choking flames of the house with a piece of cloth in front of my mouth and nose, hoping it'd help with some of all the smoke.. I snatched up the pearl quickly as it apparently was rather easy to find (who'd have thought). Whistler spotted one of the High Inquisitors of the church approaching with an armed escort, and a few priests even.
So Analise and I each holding a pearl of power, decided to relocate to a place the Inquisition didn't plan on visiting, a mile or so south of the city. and there we waited for the others to catch up.
an hour or two later we were all gathered, in a disgussion on where to head next..