Valmyria Windstrider - Redcliffe Castle, Balcony.
The Ranger's defenses faltered as she worked on what the black knight just told her. They weren't here for the Arl, but her? What in the name of the Maker did she do to get this? She hadn't even been the Warden Commander for a month and already she had what looked like half of Fereldin after her. The knight mentioned some sort of device, and her controlling darkspawn. Were the two linked then? It would seem so, but who in the world could believe this? The darkspawn were a force of nature, a hurricane of death and devastation that could only be controlled by the Archdemon, and she personally had doubts on who controlled who in that situation. Besides, the Grey Wardens were sworn to protect the world, not just Fereldin against the threat that these creatures posed. Why would the Warden's have a device that could control them, and not end the thr-
Power whispered a voice in the back of her mind as the pieces clicked together. Wardens control darkspawn, they remain in power. Untouchable.
But they didn't have such a thing... but she did have the strange amulet on her wrist now that was given to her by that odd woman. It was clearly present on her wrist, but didn't look down at it. If she did, it would be immediately assumed that this was the thing that Vovin was talking about. She opened her mouth to explain that such a device didn't to the knight, but closed it. She had to find out how far down the rabbits hole this went.
Before she could say anything though, a door sailed across the balcony between the two fighters, and off the edge. Flames bellowed out from the room, but one figure stood in front in a terrible majesty, a hammer lowered against the ground. "Marcus... what are you doing here..." she whispered, not bothering to keep the edge of fear and surprise out of her voice. They had worked together a long time ago, when she was still a Ranger Cadet. He was fast, skilled, and very intelligent. She wasn't completely sure, but she was certain that her armor had been made by him, or at least one of his forges.
Meaning he would know exactly where to hit. If this Teryn convinced Marcus to join up and do this, then she was in a lot more trouble then she thought.
The Warden turned a sword towards Marcus, and still kept one facing the knight, Vovin. Her fight just got tougher. The best plan was to keep as far away from the smith as she could, possibly keep Vovin inbetween the two.
"Vovin," she said carefully in a controlled voice. Her previous plan had gone out the window. Best to disarm this as fast as possible, then find out what in the world was going on. "I don't know what you've been told, but I do not have such a thing. Nor does a thing exist."
Zha she thought You better not fucking walk in on this.
Inside the Castle
The group of Templars walked in quietly as they could with their heavy plate armor, which was surprisingly quite. They escorted a small group of mages, and somewhere ahead or behind them was some Crow Assassins. They knew their target; Airi Oakheart, a Quel'Elhen Battlemage. She had unexpectedly showed up yesterday, complicating things a little, but not enough that it would be a problem. It was critical though that she be taken out.
The informant within the castle had notified them of the location of her quarters. They doubted that she would still be in the guest wing once the attack started, but it was the only place they knew to look for her. The building rocked a little and the lead Templar offered a mix between a muffled curse and a prayer for help. She had to be up and aware by now, but they were getting close. He motioned some of his men to go to the other side of the door of the room she was believed to be in. He took a crossbow from the man behind him and braced him self in front of the door. He slammed his booted foot into the door, knocking it off of its hinges and he brought the crossbow up with the intent to shoot the first thing that moved...
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