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Sunday, October 16

All That Glitters - Part 1b: Nikko’s Flophouse

"Terribly sorry about that," said a tall, well-dressed man with narrow features. "My name's Japheth." Three hired thugs fanned out behind him. "You're new to the city, aren't you? You may have heard that the city is full of crude, mannerless pirates," he nodded towards Baldric, asleep in his drink, "but that's all changing."

"I prefer pirates to assassins," said Ilmarė, blade out. Sebastian and Beldin had their backs to the wall. "At least when they betray you, it's with a naked blade instead of a poisoned drink."

"Ah yes, well, I find it makes things easier," said Japheth, looking genuinely embarrassed. "Now if you'd be so kind as to give me those little scraps of paper on the table, we can all move on with our lives."

Sebastian vaulted himself onto the table from the floor. "No," he said. [MORE]

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