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"With your assistance. Perhaps you could go to him this evening, with the necklace we prepared for Cygnis. Offer him something to flatter his ego, perhaps that you saw him yesterday. You are so terribly impressed, having realized I'm a worthless humanoid with delusional ambitions, and I intended to attempt to court Cygnis, even making the necklace for her... but you see that he's a much more fitting recipient, and far greater than I will ever be." The words come out mocking, and Scinnari nods as you elaborate. "Keep him, ah, not thinking with his head. Play on his wishes to get back at me, perhaps. Either way, get the necklace on him, and then we can arrange him a prolonged and uncomfortable stay in the cellar. Or further down. His sister can assume that he has left for home, eager to return to his court politics and lair." you finish with a satisfied smile.
"A... devious plan, lord. Though he is a dangerous opponent... You are sure?"
"No, not sure. Don't do so yet, it may prove he has already left, or has told Cygnis he is staying a while. But something to keep in mind... I do not intend to allow his insults to go unanswered."
"Of course, Lord Azal. Is that all?" she asks. You nod.
"For the moment, that suffices."
"Then I shall be off." she replies, vanishing. You watch for a moment, to make sure she's gone, then head down to the cellar, your cavern, the chasm, to retrieve the crystalline artifact. It proves a bit large for the ovens, but you do have a large central fireplace to place it in. Leaving orders to keep the fire burning, and not to remove the artifact, you gather several hundred silver, and arm yourself, preparing to go repay your workers.