The Great Library of Palanthas

Astinus' Office

Dominating the center of this room is a massive birch desk. Legend claims this desk has supported the thousands of volumes of history Astinus has recorded. A large pot of ink, a container of sharpened quills, and a candelabra complete the desks decorations. Small windows line the room, allowing light to trickle in and gently illuminate the entire room. A comfortable couch rests against the west wall. Tapestries hang on the walls between the windows. Shelves line the walls, filled with tomes of the more recent records of heroes and villians upon the face of Krynn.

The librarian notices you aren't reading anything... Astinus hands a pamphlet to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Firewyne' scribed in deep yellow ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Firewyne's book..

Author: Firewyne Date: Fri Nov 27 22:36:36 2009 Subject Silk & Shadows Stoner Jack a local snitch in Neraka gave no information to anyone for free. You have to buy it from him or beat it out until his blood can write it. Firewyne Forsyth choose the latter, now punches and jabs will not do the trick you have to be creative. Stoner Jack lost his nails from previous beating and it hasn't grown back. He lost an eyeball already so it will be no use pulling the other makes Stoner useless at what he's good at. Cutting his tongue out will make it harder to get want you want. Breaking his legs will only slow down future transactions. Fire, water, air and earth the elements wont do anything to scare Stoner Jack. He got burn marks, cuts and bruises and even got buried alive. So what do you do with someone who went through hell and back many times if you don't have the cash?. Tied to a chair Stoner Jack felt comfortable after Firewyne gave him a beating to wet his appetite. She poured sewer sludge at him for soup Stoner just laugh at her and called her amatuer. He got gagged for that but you can still see a hint of a smile in his already stretched out mouth. Frustrated Firewyne sat on a corner behind the tied snitch thinking what else she can do. Silently she prayed to Takhisis for some inspiration and somehow it uplifted her spirits to continue the task at hand. She walked in front of the tied snitch and looked him in the eye. "Harming you wont hurt you cuz' your dead inside already" she stated flatly. "What if I make you want to live? want life more huh?" she softly said and almost teasingly. Stoner Jack raised and eyebrow and was slightly confused not knowing what she meant. Firewyne pulled the gag off so Stoner could speak, "You have nothing on me you skank! Takhisis got nothing on me!" he screamed then laughed until he coughed. to be continued... Author: Firewyne Date: Fri Nov 27 23:49:35 2009 Subject Silk & Shadows : Continued Firewyne left Stoner for awhile and went to the adjacent room. She was gone for quite sometime Stoner doze of to sleep. Stoner Jack was a former nerakan soldier and was trained both body and mind on how to handle torture in case he was ever caught by the enemy. His connections goes as far as Taladas and made dealings with minotaur pirates. His ears even goes underground to the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin. He is probably considered the Astinus of the black market and knows who, what and where about shady events. There are probably other people looking for him now and Firewyne better be done with him fast or she will be in trouble. Stoner knows this for sure, and he knows the little girl can't just let him go. He needs the cash if only Firewyne has it her business with him is done but the skank does not have it and they both have to go through with this. Stoner woke up from his sleep and looked around the small room thinking how to escape his bonds and escaping. He manage the ropes easily everyone in the business knows how to do this if left alone and given time. Stoner surveyed the room and found that it was walled up from top to bottom the doors rusty but made of iron and thick wood the place looks like a long forgotten jail dungeon. The place stank of earth and the air thin, Stoner can tell that he was underground but where?. There are many houses and soldier posts in Neraka that have their own jail room this one probably belong to an old Nerakan soldier bunker. He went for the door and saw that the hinges are well preserved probably maintained by the skank. If he has any tool he can work the door or the walls but found nothing useful not even the chair and rope he sat and tied with. Looking at the chair and rope a plan formed in his mind for an escape he smiled evilly the dirty skank bastard will pay. to be continued... Author: Firewyne Date: Sun Nov 29 23:54:41 2009 Subject Silk & Shadows : End Firewyne returned to the docks hurrying back to her captive Stoner Jack. She went down a trap door, turned a corridor to her right then after a few steps opened a grate on the floor. She slowly went down the sewers made her way following secret directions to the hidden dungeons. Reaching the room where she held Stoner Jack she peered at a sighting hole and saw him sitting head low over his chest. Firewyne unlocks the door and opened it then casually walks towards the sitting Stoner Jack. Firewyne raise her right foot preparing to kick Stoner but when she was about to Stoner grabbed her feet. Surprised, Stoner yank her feet back and down she went on the cold wet floor. Stoner not letting go of her right foot turned her to her front then jumped sat on her back pushing her down with all his weight. Firewyne squirmed and wiggled but Stoner was so strong and heavy she was helpless. Stoner then yanked at her hair then slammed her face on the stone floor she was out in an instant. Cold water splashed on Firewyne's bloodied face she woke up with a headache. She found herself tied to the chair and Stoner standing in front of her holding an empty bucket and a full grin. "You are pretty I can sell you to a slaver for a good price" he said, "Call this all even" he then chuckled. Firewyne raised her head "Takhisis curse you!" she spat back twisting her arms and feet trying to loosen the tight bonds. "Then again what good will that do for us?" he asked then squatted in front of Firewyne checking the bonds. "Let me go and we will make a deal" She said firmly looking straight to his eyes. "You have to prove to me that I can trust you and none of this kidnapping and torture anymore" he said back then stood and turned away. "Agreed, we are even in that point and lets start again shall we?" she purred. A few momment of silence while Stoner thinks, "You know where to find me and be sure to bring me what I want! lets keep it simple" he said lastly. "Another thing...make sure your somebody in your group I don't deal with vagrants, makes things easier for me to find you" Stoner nod at Firewyne then walked out of the room. Firewyne has no real intentions of joining "The Gang" formally but it seems she has to if she will be in business with the underworld for a long time. A lot of things pass hands faster illegaly in the underworld network and information is one of them and information is what she needs. She wiggled once more but to no avail, Stoner was good at rope use she would have to pop her shoulder joint to loosen her bonds. Not an easy thing to do but glad that she learned it and knows how to properly execute it. After sometime she managed to escape, rotated her arms and feeling it snap back into place without any problems. Firewyne brushed herself up checked her things looked around the small room sigh then walked out.

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