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  1. Umbris finishes up his whittling to reveal a...

    Umbris finishes up his whittling to reveal a handful of makeshift wooden daggers.
    He turns to the children to see who's up for the job.
    So who's with me? Who wants to watch my back as i go...
  2. Suddenly, a small glint is seen in Umbris's eye....

    Suddenly, a small glint is seen in Umbris's eye. He smiles ever so slightly at the orphankeeper.

    ...say Madam, you see, Razzik is a bit preoccupied, and one of us needs to stay here with you and...
  3. Umbris, for once, makes no effort to hide his...

    Umbris, for once, makes no effort to hide his empathy for the children.

    ... and what of Siba's parents, ma'am?
  4. Umbris can't get past the oddity of such a large...

    Umbris can't get past the oddity of such a large well defended building for housing orphans. Something is eating at him that he can't seem to place, something he's missing. While exploring the...
  5. Umbris makes his way back down and recounts his...

    Umbris makes his way back down and recounts his findings from the tower vantage point.

    So, um, there was this door. It opens up to nothing. Outside it is just a free fall off the cliff it faces....
  6. actually I meant besides the obvious, but......

    actually I meant besides the obvious, but...
    Bottlenecks, check, alright, I'm off.

    Umbris strides off looking relieved to be doing something besides standing around. He heads straight for the...
  7. Razzik, how old do you think this place is?...

    Razzik, how old do you think this place is? Anyone have any ideas why a place like this would go unused except to become an orphanage?

    Tell you what actually, I'm going to go have a look in that...
  8. Umbris turns to look at the orphan-keeper looking...

    Umbris turns to look at the orphan-keeper looking mildly curious and perhaps amused, it's hard to be certain.

    Madam, are these all of the children? If so, this looks like an awfully large facility...
  9. Umbris props his head on one paw. He looks...

    Umbris props his head on one paw. He looks somewhat bored.

    Usually I'm the one making things complicated...Gent's, I think the lady was referring to getting the fun discussion of "you're...
  10. Umbris returns upright and deftly flips the coin...

    Umbris returns upright and deftly flips the coin back and forth over the knuckles of his paws. He has a plain businesslike look on his face.

    Judging from here I'd say we're quickly running out of...
  11. Umbris fumbles a coin he had pulled out of his...

    Umbris fumbles a coin he had pulled out of his pocket to toy with idly. He reaches down to pick it up and takes the opportunity to get a glimpse of the guards and, hopefully the rest of the room.
  12. Well, if Razzik has no objection I'll vote you...

    Well, if Razzik has no objection I'll vote you take lead for now. Please do not close your mind to doing in-plain-sight investigation in the future, it can be very effective in the right moment. ...
  13. I agree with you completely that our cover should...

    I agree with you completely that our cover should be believable, but it will gain only gain us information of it be something they trust or feel they could use. So if tradesmen is the best option...
  14. Well now, I'd like to hope your more creative...

    Well now, I'd like to hope your more creative than that. The possibilities are as broad as our minds. However, with the right conditioning, a very simple and plausible alibi can be constructed. For...
  15. Razzik, although I really admire your enthusiasm,...

    Razzik, although I really admire your enthusiasm, I doubt what they may or may not be hiding to be idle gossip. If I were in there position, and I were conspiring against my "employer" I would be...
  16. "Not to interrupt you, Thanatos, but I believe...

    "Not to interrupt you, Thanatos, but I believe she was saying that's them over there."

    Umbris, with his back to the guards, subtly indicates where to glance.

    Razzik, I believe we're on the same...
  17. I might be inclined to take your offer, but who...

    I might be inclined to take your offer, but who or what would I and my companions be protecting the children from exactly? Also, if you're uncertain of their motives, there is a chance I might can...
  18. Umbris becomes a bit flustered and worries that...

    Umbris becomes a bit flustered and worries that all chance of anonymity is swiftly being stripped away despite the many enchantments and preventative measures taken. He takes on a somewhat agitated...
  19. I was speaking in generalities when I said I...

    I was speaking in generalities when I said I disagreed. I shall have to watch my tongue more closely. I'd like to say that I meant I disagreed with the part I paid the most attention to. Forgive me,...
  20. At this point, our somewhat underground...

    At this point, our somewhat underground pantherian, Umbris, is looking all the more serious, if not hurt slightly. The things going through his head are many and include memories of past pains as...
  21. Umbris takes on a playful look of surprise, ...

    Umbris takes on a playful look of surprise,

    Why Benir, I don't think I could. I know the story but I prefer listening. Besides, my version of the tale would be far more complicated and thought...
  22. Ah! Confidence and humility! Both human traits...

    Ah! Confidence and humility! Both human traits indeedindeed. Perhaps there is a bleeding heart under all that armor. Hmm... I, am not here to learn, however much of life is about learning, ...
  23. Over the years, Umbris has seen many things and...

    Over the years, Umbris has seen many things and seen many questions answered to only raise more questions. If anything, he has learned that somethings may never be known, but if they are to be...
  24. Italicized words in this color indicate the...

    Italicized words in this color indicate the characters thoughts and are not spoken.

    After hearing all of these things along with much uncomfortable silence, Umbris clears his throat to speak. His...
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