He Who Walks In Shadows waits outside in the rain, outside a palatial estate… he knocked on the door but when the servant saw him… he well ran away.. considering that he was asking for this guys help and was….eccentric… that and he knew waiting outside would get that servant punished.. that would show him.
While waiting he marveled at the “gift” that Milan had bestowed on him… the reason why he is still putting up with him, doing legwork. Although honestly it is getting old. As he thinks to himself, “I mean sheesh not even wanting to even try going through Toothless, that’s just crazy there.” And that the gift while allowing him to feel the cold.. the rain, even tired.. it feels good to have them again… but it’s not complete “Not until we are done.” Milan say. He can still feel the darkness within him, that rage that he was barely able to overcome the first time. “Damn halfling.” He mutters to himself.
“Damn halflings indeed, Heuw, it has been a long time.” Says a man, finely dressed, wearing purple gloves. “I do apologize for my servants lack of courtesy, I assure you it will never happen again.”
“Oh”, says Huew, “didn’t see you there, so halflings been troubling you to huh?” as he walks inside.
“Oh certainly, raiding my grounds, freeing my servants all sorts of trouble. I hired a , quite Grulshaz Frostwolf a disfigured fellow but effective, so I’ll be back in operation in a week or two." The man says while walking down the hall leading to a meeting room.
Shutting the doors, Huew says, “You know why I’m here Simon, I need your help.. got a job to find some articles of clothing. Client says they’re full of power or something like that. Anyways there this guy at Gardmore abbey, elf or eladrin or something has it or part of it at least.”
“A quest? Stealing artifacts from those lowly elves? Well I guess if what you say is true than it’s powers should be put in the proper hands, our hands.” Simon then summons a servant bearing his rapier, “Well then shall we? And please tell me you at least know the location of this abbey.. the circle in my home is not some cheap toy you know.” Huew looks at Simon =oddly, “What? Oh sure whatever.” Leading Huew to a area under the estate he can see why, it seems to be a tree growing into an archway meticulously maintained and growing even though it shouldn’t be.. this far underground anyways.
Huew asks, “How did you?”
“Oh this,” Simon responds, “I found my servants were ferrying extra food and supplies through here. They begged for forgiveness when I found them but I was a merciful man I only decimated them and kept the rest here under close watch to manage this gateway for my benefit. Works amazingly well if you know where you want to go. So do we.” Huew pulls out a map of the Abbey, “Got this map, ol’ Toothless really knows how to pull through.”
“Excellent! Well then shall we?” Simon points to the open archway.
They go through. What they come to is a chaotic scene. The Abbey seems to be under attack…
“What the!” Huew says nearly being hit by a flying boulder, as if being thrown by something large. Seeing savage humanoids tearing apart abbey defenders. “Sigh… we’ll have to find this elf guy quick then.” Says Huew. “Agreed” says Simon, “So usual tactic then, like old times then?”
“Yeah that should work” Huew says, thankful that whatever is attacking the abbey hasn’t noticed them yet….