2000-11-28: A Strange Sighting

Pacific Edition

A Strange Sighting

Author: Rynstal Volman Published: November 28, 2000

I awoke from my slumber to a bright and sunny dawn. The air seemed crisp and clean as I walked outside. Today I was on my weekly travel to Magincia to deal with some trade. I traveled via the moongate and soon ventured into the lavish city. Gold and marble were everywhere as I gazed upon the proud city of Magincia. After making a quick stop at the bank, I was headed toward the markets when I noticed someone standing outside of the Great Horns Tavern. Being the curious sort, I decided to follow this man and soon noticed him opening a facet gate. I quickly ran back to the bank and grabbed a facet stone of my own, running outside of town to open another gate and follow the man across facets.

Thinking of where I found this gentleman, I headed towards the Great Horns Tavern and discovered him there viewing the establishment where Ben Kahns had made many a meal. It was here that I was finally able to speak with him. From his attire it could be seen that this was no ordinary person before me but one of noble birth and thus I asked him his name.

“Lord Marseni Volansis Aurelius of the Noble House Melin, steward of Lord Augustus Trelanis Hobart of the Noble House Methis of sacred Magincia,” was his reply.

I stumbled over the names and the Houses realizing that this was indeed a unique individual within this fair city.

“What brings you hear and why have you taken an interest in this Tavern?” I asked.

The man gazed upon me for a moment and stated, “I must take my leave for now, but I will return tomorrow and I shall answer thy questions, young man. For now I must make a report of my findings to my Lord Hobart. Fare thee well.” And with that he was off, leaving me to gaze in wonder after him.