Quoted from Player
“Sorry for bothering but I wanted to know if you found anything”

Brother Darme, to Elena
Last night, I followed up on one of the leads I got from Taysolye, someone I thought could help me to enter the nobles’ district to talk to Samodu. But she made an offer I couldn’t accept, so now we’re going to need to take the other route … it seems we’re going to need to see about fulfilling some of those bounty hunter missions. I’d hoped it wouldn’t come to that, but I’m not sure if we’re left with any other choice.

I’d be willing to accompany you to deal with the orc bandit, in case you need backup. I would prefer not to kill him, but the mission description is specific. The mission to retrieve the stolen supplies also sounds fairly straightforward.

Quoted from Player
“But… what kind of offer was that? Did this person meant harm to you?” she asked Darme.

Brother Darme, to Elena
Not specifically, no. She wouldn’t tell me what she wanted in exchange for her help, and I wasn’t about to promise her something that I wouldn’t want to deliver when the time came. I judged her unwillingness to tell me what she expected of me to be her intent to cause harm. If her intentions were good, why hide them?

Quoted from Game Master
“Brother Elric, Elena the church just received a letter from the house of Draendmor demanding Alice to be returned to them.”

Brother Darme, to Sister Latea
It’s as I thought, then. Sister Latea, I don’t intend to make any unreasonable requests of you or the Church of Labona. It seems I’ve run out of time to help Alice. I will take full responsibility for these matters, and I will deliver Alice to them personally.

Quoted from Game Master
“A messenger of the Draendmor family shall wait for you…”

Elric quickly writes a letter of apology to Alice’s mistress, describing the conditions under which he first found Alice and his suspicions that there might be foul play involved between the noble houses.

He admits that he pursued an investigation to get to the bottom of the incident, and regrets the involvement of Alice and his need to hold her for questioning. Elric also admits his poor decision in choosing the Church of Labona as a holding place for Alice, and apologizes for any injury to the reputation of House Draendmor he caused.

Despite his haste, Elric writes a very thorough letter summarizing the situation. He includes hopes for better relations between House Draendmor and the Church of Labona, and wishes for good health and prosperity upon Alice and her owner.

Upon completing his letter, Elric promptly hands the letter to the Draendmor messenger with the instruction to deliver the letter to Alice’s master, and asks when the most convenient time to hand over Alice would be.