!!WBgKxxhAACV 04/26/10(Mon)22:12 No.9452247|
>Propose to this representative the possibility of aid if they should need it direly. Later runtime necessary for actual execution.
"If you aren't blowing smoke up my ass, then you have my thanks. If you are, then I hope you rot for giving us false hope. At this point, I'll believe you when I see the food wagons."
>Recommend Self return to village to report to village chieftain before pursuing Olear northward. Extrapolate Olear may be attempting to seek refuge in Northern Empire. Estimate drastic complications with such an outcome.
Mac Bair is surprised to hear the deduction. "ORLEAR?! You think he--well. We never did find him, not a trace. And if their regular jinxman was dead a season prior--which they did a damned good job of hiding from us--I don't know who else would have been there. Another clan's jinxman? No. No, that's too unlikely. I think you're right. Now to catch the frog-hearted shitscum. You think he went into empire lands? We can't follow him in force there, we'd get turned back by a sizeable border guard. Can't sneak in with a trading caravan either, with relations the way they are. I'll try to think of a way. We're going to get him, one way or another. Let me know if you come up with anything."
>BEFORE LEAVING, ASK WHERE THE REFUGEES FROM THIS VILLAGE FLED TO
>It will get us a starting point more specific than NORTH.
"A lot of us waited in the open until we could get back to our homes. Didn't think then that you'd be burning most of them. Some of us went to nearby clans where we had relatives. Just before winter is a bad time to show up though, you know? If it's the jinxman you're looking for, he might be with any clan right now--hell, he might have gone even farther north. Wouldn't want to be heading east alone though, jinxman or not."
>Is this guy a relative of the chieftan, a noble, or someone who just took charge?
He appears to be a freeman who took command.