!vf05RX1JTQ 09/29/10(Wed)21:26 No.12270290|
"Alright. You have been most helpful." you say, getting ready to leave, "If you find anything else out, please contact me." The orc grunts mirthlessly, but doesn't say anything. "Oh, and.. why are your crew so high-strung?"
"Finishing a job. Final delivery is taking a while. Damn wizard making us wait." he grunts shortly, "None of your business."
Unable to argue, you leave. Just in time, too, as, with several shouts, a barfight starts up behind you as you exit.
Ignoring the sailors, you head back to the docks, and climb on some crates to watch the harbor. a dozen minutes or so later, you feel an invisible hand laid upon your leg.
"I'm done." Scinnari says, keeping it short, until you're in a relatively quiet place. The spell drops instantly, and she's standing beside you, looking like her usual self, an exotically dressed elf with black feathery wings. "They're on edge, eleven of them. Captain wasn't there. Two of them were below the decks, guarding a chest in the hold. I was unable to look inside, one of them was sitting on it, but a human could have fit in there, albeit uncomfortably." she says, reporting her findings concisely, yet without hurry. "You?"
"I spoke to the captain. He says she saw him recently, asking about her missing years. Apparently some of it was spent on his ship, observing and taking notes." you say, gears turning in your mind. He could be lying, but he could not be. It would depend on what's in the chest, but you can't come up with a reason for him to kidnap the librarian. Even for an intelligent orc, he doesn't seem the type to take interests in possessions unless they affect him directly.
Scinnari seems to agree with your reasoning; "I have no specific reason, but I think it a safe call that it wasn't the orcs out, though I concede that we don't have much to go on here. Where do you think we should try next?" she asks.