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17 July 2009 @ 05:28 pm
Little did the people of Bale realize, their rumors were often a fountain of information for the inquisitive Wingly. After his meeting with King Albert he had spent some time simply listening, and learning more of the situation affecting Serdio at large. Seles was under assault, and no information had been getting in or coming out for some time now. The last reports had been that the citizens still lived and the city itself still stood, but that wasn't a guarantee any longer.

Curiosity, and perhaps some other motives, getting the better of him Lloyd set off to investigate the situation himself. While humans on horseback or foot could not break the lines, a Wingly under cover of night could slip past quite easily. After observing from a safe distance for a time he flew silently over the troops surrounding Seles and landed on the other side of the wall, straightening out his robes from the flight.

So, Seles had been repaired. Unfortunate that it was so convenient to lay siege to.
Current Location: Seles, Serdio
coenfuzzcoenfuzz on July 18th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
Oblivious to Seles' non-human visitor, Coen quietly walked through the streets towards the temporary barracks. He hated the night worst of all, with those Easterners still prowling around in the forests, just waiting for the perfect chance to pounce. But he had been up since before sunrise, and he was rather tired from being constantly watchful all day.

The residents of Seles had been put on a curfew during the seige, and the town was eerily silent around Coen. The only sounds to be heard where his own footsteps, and the occasional skitter of a small animal running through the shadows. If only he could be back in Bale now, in his own bed, without having to worry if he'd wake up or not the next day...
silverwingly on July 18th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
Prowling they were, very close in fact as Lloyd was more than capable of sensing them not far beyond the wall. Regardless, for the moment they did not appear to intend immediate attack which was good, an attack would put a damper on any information gathering Lloyd intended to do.

He was mildly startled to see the knight that stepped around the corner of a nearby building. Lloyd made no move to conceal himself, assuming such an act may get a sword drawn on him.

Seles was very quiet, he'd be hard to miss.
coenfuzzcoenfuzz on July 18th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
Coen blinked when he saw the stranger in the road ahead of him. Then he remembered that he was a knight, here to protect this town. "Curfew's in effect. You should be indoors," he said. He squinted, trying to make out who was standing there. Whoever it was, he didn't exactly look like he was from the area. Or from Serdio at all. He unconsciously wrapped his fingers around the grip of his sword, ready to draw his weapon.
silverwingly on July 18th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
"I was unaware there was a curfew." Came the indifferent reply, Lloyd tilted his head to the side slightly, scrutinizing the knight before him. The man looked exhausted, what did they not bother rotating shifts these days? A tired knight was as useful as no knight at all.
coenfuzzcoenfuzz on July 18th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Okay, this stranger definitely was not from around here. Coen tensed, unsure of what to do. "We are enforcing a curfew to protect this town from the Easterners. You are to be inside in the next five minutes." He hoped he sounded commanding enough to get his point across. Sounding commanding was not his strong suite.
silverwingly on July 18th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
Lloyd didn't appear impressed, he just shrugged and gestured vaguely. "I do not intend to remain overnight, regardless unless you have an Inn with open rooms that will not be possible." No, he obviously wasn't from around there at all. Though for the moment he made no hostile motions, but was watching Coen intently. His nervousness showed clearly and Lloyd was prepared if he decided to grow hostile.

"Tell me of the situation facing Seles."
coenfuzzcoenfuzz on July 18th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
"You're here in Seles, you should know what the situation is." Coen was beginning to dislike this person. How he was in Seles and didn't know what was going on was not normal. The young knight eyed the man suspiciously. "There is an inn just a ways this way." He tilted his head in the direction of one of the cross-streets. "Down a block, turn left."
silverwingly on July 18th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Again, Lloyd gestured dismissively. "I had assumed a knight would be capable of giving a better answer than 'look for yourself', though if that is all you are good for then I suppose I have no other choice." He probably wasn't winning himself any points with Coen with his attitude, not that he cared.

"Ah, so it has been rebuilt..." That was muttered more to himself than to Coen, as Lloyd turned enough to glance down the street. Maybe he would stay for the evening, he could use some rest. Besides, didn't the Red Flame and Moon Child still live there?

Not that they'd be too pleased to see them, it was likely the King would be letting them know of his presence before long.
coenfuzzcoenfuzz on July 19th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
Coen furrowed his brow. "I am not in the mood for your mockery of the King's knights. Get yourself to the inn or I will be forced to detain you." He took a step forward then, his training kicking in despite his exhaustion. This man wasn't going to go quietly, and as much as Coen hated using force against a civilian, he had a feeling that's what it might come down to.
silverwingly on July 19th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Again, the hooded man gestured dismissively. "I only mocked you," A slight smirk with that. "Very well. Perhaps when you are rested you will have information." Granted it was very unlikely he'd want to talk to Lloyd after this, though he thought better than to press the issue at the moment. Starting a fight with a knight while surrounded by them would probably end in unnecessary bloodshed, and Lloyd hadn't come to start a war.

This time. He took a step back as Coen advanced, showing no will to fight for the moment. Best to stay on somewhat reasonable terms.
coenfuzzcoenfuzz on July 19th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
"Who are you to go around demanding information from people?" Coen wasn't about to just let this man go now. He took another step forward. "I don't know you, and I doubt anyone in this town does either. I suggest you either learn to respect people's privacy or leave."
silverwingly on July 19th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
"Simply curious," that indifferent tone again. "Some may... I will respect your curfew for the evening, if I may have my leave?" Angry knight indeed, Lloyd found found it mildly amusing how easy it was to rile him up. He stood his ground, now that Coen apparently had changed his mind about letting him just go to the Inn.

Someday Lloyd needed to learn social graces.
coenfuzzcoenfuzz on July 19th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
Coen simply watched the stranger for a few moments, trying to gauge the best move for him to take now. "Fine. You may leave." He, however, didn't move. It would probably be best to watch this stranger to make sure he actually did go to the inn. Better safe than sorry.
silverwingly on July 19th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
He even received a slight bow in farewell, the hooded man wasn't completely impolite at the very least. Lloyd would indeed go to the inn, even book a room. That didn't mean he'd stay there all night, of course, but Coen didn't need to know that.