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Kura and Max have their first target.

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The First Target [Max]

Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:26 am

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Timestamp: 14th of Ymiden, 719
Location: The Red Hand

Max was off doing something for the club or getting ambrosia or possibly seeing if she could get dogs addicted to drugs as well as booze. Whatever the firebrand was off doing, Kura was alone in Max's office for the moment, and she had taken the opportunity to commandeer Max's desk. The file she had gotten from her office the night of her "death" held her copies and notes of all the weirdness that had happened to Scalvoris, even that expedition to Ishallr that had gone down before she had arrived on the island. It also held all the information she had on the councilors, and she had been spending pretty much all of her available time since her "death" trying to figure out which member of the council should be targeted first. She had a feeling that her researches were frustrating Max, who was very much more of a do-er than a thinker, but Kura knew the first target had to be calculated. They couldn't afford to be haphazard about it, or they risked sending the rest of the council fleeing.

Flopping back in Max's chair, Kura pondered the two she had narrowed it down to for their first target. Militant Rand Broson and Albarecth Brandel weren't at the top of her suspects for misdeeds, if she were honest, but they were at the top of her list of people who might have been doing their own research into this whole mess. She wanted any notes they might have. Of the two, she figured Rand was the better one to target first. That so many of his soldiers had turned out to be part of that asinine cult from the docks gave him a very personal stake in dealing with this issue. It also meant that, of the two, he was the more likely of them to have made back door deals, so that was the other deciding factor.

Smiling, Kura nodded to herself and put all her files back together before storing them under one of the seat cushions that had come loose and was big enough that the files didn't show. Then she sat on the loose cushion, which had become her general perch whenever someone else had business with Max and Max hadn't requested Kura leave so she could deal with it in private. Closing her eyes, Kura sent Rahmet out to keep an eye out for Max while Phelan was sent out into Scalvoris City to find Rand for them. Once Max got back and Phelan had their quarry located, it would be time to have words with the Militant of Scalvoris.
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Re: The First Target [Max]

Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:18 am

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A thunderous clutter rung up through the floorboards from the level below. A sharp, muffled scolding echoed in its wake, and the sound of skittering feet followed thereafter. Heavy, cumbersome foot falls battered the creaky steps to the second floor.

"God damn clumsy bastard," Max's groan rung out more clearly before she lazily wrenched open the office door. She let it swing slowly open before her, announcing her obvious entrance with a piercing squeak. Just as her foot raised to cross the threshold, a rambunctious Barghest careered down the hall and bumped against her hip, nearly taking her feet out from under her. "Fuckin' hell!"

Good bounded to clear the room himself. His nostrils flared with a noisy snuffle, beady eyes focusing on Kura. His somewhat relaxed posture suggested her did remember her scent from the trial before. The uncertain baring of his teeth served as a reminder he was still the loyal breed of dog the Imperial had claimed he was.

Max let her forearm rest on the side of the frame while the other hand ran down her tired face. After taking the brief moment, she entered the room and yanked the door shut behind her. Skeptical brown eyes narrowed as they found Kura at the desk. She exhaled a quiet laugh of amusement before approaching. The ex-convict gave Good an amicable head scratch before she crossed her arms, squaring her full attention towards the not-quite-so-dead Councilor.

"Yeah, I know that look," she pointed out, arching a single brow at the organized woman. "That's the 'I have another job for you, Max' look. Alright then. Out with it." She dropped her arms so a hand could fish a joint from her pocket. It was a bit of an experiment, this roll. If Ambrosia wasn't at the potency her body needed and alcohol wasn't providing a worthy substitute, perhaps a medley of Bug Berries and Ambrosia could curb her suffering. Honestly, she was doubtful. At this rate it was still worth the shot. "You got some sorry shithead lined up to pick off first? Tell me it was my judge. That bitch even on the council?"

She lit the joint and took a long puff, pulling the vice back to eye its burning end while her lungs savored the new combination. The dark plume of smoke drifted from her nostrils in a slow, thoughtful stream as though a literal fire dwelled within. It wasn't bad. Her hypothesis was that she would still get a mild high, but nothing like the immense mental transcendence true Ambrosia brought her. It would have to do for to-trial.

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