The dwarf greets Miklos with a hearty nod, glancing behind the Mage expectantly “So where’s Nicolai? Oh wait, don’t tell me… No doubt he’s lurking about where ever that rabble-rouser took off to, right?”
Miklos turned to the dwarf, “I have no fear for Nicolai. He’s keeping an eye on the agitator and will shadow him – hopefully he can pick up valuable clues as to whether this guy is just a one-off or part of the greater conspiracy.”
“Well, let him lurk a bit longer. We have a task to do.” And Feldard explains about the message from Theosius and how they are to deliver a package from the ship the Jade Sea to the Senator.
Miklos listened as they explained about the delivery for Theosuis. “OK, but I am reticent leaving Nicolai without support for too long. He has no way of getting back to us and still maintaining a watch. Unless he corners some street urchin and sends us news. Perhaps, we could pop by the hovel en-route and pick up Nicolai – or at least get some news and leave him to it? Although, he might not be there when we pass so I’d suggest leaving him a message here just in case.” Miklos added.
“I have already considered that Miklos. Nicolai will follow us to the Jade Sea then on the the Senator, if he draws a blank on the agitator. Good to see you in one piece though. That was quiet a fight you city folk can put up.” Maruc grinned. “Shall we go?”
“Haste is our ally. Let us waste no more time.” No doubt Saeth’s distrust of the last member of the delvers coloured her opinion more than she cared to admit.
“Yes, come on, it shouldn’t take long,” grumbled the impatient dwarf.
And so, the group left the inn and headed towards the docks, leaving Nicolai on his own to surveil the riot instigator.
The streets remained relatively empty in the aftermath of the riots. Increased patrols by the city guard have been supplemented by the duke with troops from the surrounding area. After a long walk, they reached the docks and spoke to the harbormaster. He told them that the Jade Sea had not docked yet, but was due to arrive soon.
After a short while, the Jade Sea was finally visible toward the edge of the shiny, blue horizon. By the time it docked at the wharf, it was getting late. The sun was setting and the remaining dusklight started to filter out of the sky.