(Crossing, Zoluren: Skullcleaver 359)
The elf looks around the still crowded barroom, despite only one Paladin following Garfaldo out of the room. "Ah well, many of these folk are too drunk to realize what Garfaldo was talking about. Perhaps they cheered because he had stopped speaking, I certainly did." The elf gives a sly chuckle.
"Baresh I’ve had talks with these guardians, I’ve also spoken at lengths with Darkensi and Sadiaer. True they do have power, however, they are only using their power to protect the lands that have belonged to Sorrow for oh… 4 centuries." The elf sighs and shakes his head. "I don’t know why he seeks the book either, but I don’t think there’s any way we can stop him from getting it. Plus we can’t determine whether his intentions are for good or for evil."
"I’ve heard that he wishes to re-establish the empire, I’ve also heard that he can be open-minded and takes in the suggestions of his followers. Anyway, I’d just like you to know, and any sober patrons that Garfaldo was attacked because he attacked the s’lai who are the people of Sorrow. Sorrow created the s’lai and wants to keep them protected. Wouldn’t you want to keep your children protected if they were being harmed and killed? Garfaldo and his group ignored the warnings that the guardian gave, and gives to everyone. Yet Garfaldo and his group ignored those warnings and proceeded. Let not Garfaldo addle your minds with such propaganda. We must judge for ourselves what we make of Sorrow and his plans when we hear him speak (which I’ve heard several times will be soon from both Sadiaer and Darkensi)." The elf takes a swill of his drink.
"Baresh, it’s amazing, people don’t fully comprehend the power of the stones. Yet they automatically assume, because it is connected to the undead, that it is evil. Perhaps it can be used in a productive manner? It is unimaginable to try to determine the nature of the magic without fathoming it’s purpose first. Anyway, I go on, sorry for taking your time Baresh." With that the elf throws a few coins on the counter and walks out chuckling at Garfaldo and his parade of one.
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