Though their faces were shadowed, their voices came cold and determined. “Freeling has already been sent to Carthal to carry out his mission," they said. "If he fails to accomplish it, there will be many others favorable to our cause to assist him or kill the witnesses. Our intelligence is unimpeachable. We do not see what relation this trader you speak of has to the mission.”
“But I’ve told you. Despite my powers, this trader, Thomas, was able to discover I was headed to Orfdor. Then, a voyage that typically takes three days, he completes in a single night. I only just managed to redirect the portal in time, or he would have come directly here.”
“The deeds of any ordinary knight, with a bit of sailing experience.”
“But he is not a knight. He was raised as a farmer in Pescado, and from the outside he is weak and unassuming. Yet he has skills as good as the greatest warriors of Mythron.”
“They will all be taken care of— Halbert is occupied with his family, Adamus with a trip to Falmor, Marshall with several of our best female operatives.”
“But Thomas has not been taken care of. He doesn't know, but I have been watching him throughout the Tourney, and he poses one of the most substantial threats to our cause.”
“If you wish,” they said, “we could send Zarkoff. He can dispose of the trader with ease. Are there any more objections, Coriolanus?”
“No, my lords.”
“Excellent. The plan will proceed without further preparations, and we will not fail.”
This is heavily inspired by Caleb R.'s excellent photography. I know the rockwork isn't as detailed as it might have been, and also that the scene itself is pretty simplistic, but I feel that it's good enough to carry the story :)
Quoting Stephen Boe
Nice! Where'd you get the name Coriolanus from?
Thanks! Coriolanus was a Roman general from the 5th century BC. When he was exiled by his political enemies, he allied with an enemy tribe to attack Rome. Yes, when I came up with that name in October, I was reading Plutarch's Lives for school :)
Quoting Ian .....
Wonder why they don't find me a threat. I have been training for 700 years, I think I would be considered at least a partial threat. I like how you mentioned George's fangirls. Nice job.
You see, they're too cocky to worry about your skills, too :P Besides, George brought it upon himself with that Tourney intro.