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Helena

POSTED: Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:24 am

Optime | The Ruins (Helena’s home) | Backdated: May 23rd; midday | NPC: Walnut (+305)

Set the day after this thread.

After the meeting, Kamari had spent the rest of the day compiling information into her journal of notes regarding the Sanctum murders. There were still too many questions that were left unanswered than she would have liked, and the longer the days, weeks, and months drew on, the less and less likely it felt that they would ever find Crone Loki’s killer. Many—Kamari included—had come to the conclusion that the killer was not Salsolan, and the odds of a Loner sticking around after such a stunt were not likely if they had any ounce of intelligence to them.

The following morning, the Shadow had prepared a saddlebag across her mule, Walnut’s, back. It was filled with a few furs from more recent hunts. The furs felt so simple on their own, but, Kamari felt that any other gift might have been useless or wasted. She set out from her home, walking the mule through the Ruins, weaving in and around the ancient rubble and homes of the other denizens of the Kingdom. Eventually, she found herself before a familiar tower belonging to the Quartermaster.

Kamari retrieved her gifts from Walnut’s bags and gave him a simple command to ensure he would not wander. Making her way up to the door, she rapped upon it with the back of her hand. “Inquisitor Helena?” She had questions regarding some curious information the Quartermaster had revealed the day before, questions that only the well-networked tradeswoman could answer. “I brought you some furs for the children.” Though it was the truth—the furs had been for her newest brood—the introduction was only a guise to discourage any unwanted ears from lingering.

She shifted the weight across her arms, patiently waiting for Helena or perhaps one of her children to answer the door.

Kamari Kaiser

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POSTED: Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:29 pm



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A burned coyote was, quite frankly, on the low end of the scale that was her concern.

Her appreciation for being roused from bed was limited, especially considering the sickly child she nursed with tender care. She allowed herself a later rise from slumber this morning, to compensate for the prior morning. With an ill son, all the children slept with her, and it was a great length of time that she stayed awake watching over them.

All three were paler reiterations of herself, and this she enjoyed a great deal. It spoke to the strength of her blood, and provided them with a camouflage of sorts; they did not resemble much the sires who had granted them life and she both found relief but also loathing at this occurrence.

With an arranged meeting swiftly approaching however, there was not as much time as she wished to simply lay about and stare at their still, sleeping forms.

Earlier than she anticipated, Kamari knocked upon her door, or perhaps Helena was later in getting herself up and about than her usual. The Quartermaster was less than composed as she answered the door, wearing only a thin house robe and still appearing considerably sleep ruffled. Rufus was tucked into her arm, held close to her chest, and he made a sad sniffly noise, peering out at the Emissary with Helena's own dark red eyes.

"Ahh, zhank you -- zhis is most kind of you. Come in, come in -- please, do not mind zhe mess." For a singular surprising turn of events, her usually excessively neat and tidy home lacked some of the organization that it regularly held.

Feu came darting in from the other room, meowing questioningly at her mistress. The fiery queen could rarely spoke the canine high speech but she understood it very well, enough to follow orders and slink about at Helena's direction.

Helena smiled and shifted the young boy to her other arm; and invited the fellow Inquisitor inside, closing the door behind her. The traditional cheek kiss was exchanged between the two women.

Pontifex and Eusebia paused in their playing to peer with wide eyes at the Kaiser woman.

"Please sit down.."She addressed to Kamari, gesturing with free hand to the table and chairs and then turned to the two young girls, "Eusebia, Pontifex, zhis is Inquisitor Kaiser."

Eusebia was the first to overcome her hesitancy with a wag of stubby tail, and a small piping 'Allo', that hid the strength of lungs that Helena knew she possessed. Pontifex continued to stare warily, and drifted closer to her mother.

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POSTED: Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:17 pm

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When Helena appeared, she looked like a single mother raising her children on her own rather than the well-kept Quartermaster that she often showed herself to me; her clothes were simple, her luxurious waves of hair a little more frazzled, her face a little more tired. It was justifiable though, given the furball tucked under one arm who sounded like he had a cold. Helena’s recent pregnancy had been hard, and it was of no surprise that the pups were a little weaker as their bodies tried to fight and overcome a world bent on killing them.

It was of little matter how the Lykoi woman looked though. It was understandable, after all, particularly when it was her own home. Kamari shook her head dismissively and offered a small smile, “My Vati says that the first few months of having puppies are the most chaotic, especially when they learn to walk.” She stepped through the threshold, and allowed Helena to close off the outside world behind her.

Inside, they traded customary greetings, and she saw a fiery-furred feline that mewed in Low Speech. The other pups of the Quartermaster’s newest litter were also there. Both were gangly little things with oversized paws, and they were cute to watch as they turned their attention onto her. Her attention was distracted though as Helena ushered them to a table to conduct their business. Kamari set down the furs onto the tabletop before turning her attention onto the pups as they were introduced to her.

The Shadow knelt down to be closer to their level—not that she was that tall to begin with. “Hello, Eusebia, Pontifex,” Kamari greeted with a small, friendly smile and an outstretched hand should one of the two decide to sniff it. The last time she had dealt with children so small, it had been when Ask and Embla had been pups, and Kamari hardly more than six months herself.

Once the initial introductions were exchanged, Kamari turned her attention back to Helena. So, about that client you mentioned… She began, eager to learn more about the mention that Helena had made at the meeting the previous day. She switched to French, as it were only a handful of Salsolans that Kamari knew who were fluent in it.

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POSTED: Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:14 pm



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Neither were quite brave enough to face the Shadow alone, and even together they were hesitant. But no matter, there was time for them to grow bold and curious. Rufus was shifted in her arms, settled into a more comfortable position.

Helena seated herself too with a sigh that was partly born of exhaustion. At least they had decided that today was not a day to scream as loud as they could. A finger pressed itself against her temple briefly in hopes that the burgeoning headache might drift away.

Business must be presented, and Kamari leaned forwards in anticipatory eagerness. Helena herself was too interested enough to figure out this mystery. From her arms, Rufus yawned widely and closed his deep red eyes, beginning to snore softly.

"He was a rather plain man, liked his drink very much so. He used to frequent the Amherst area for quite a while before moving further out." Her face crinkled with contempt, as it usually did for those poor creatures under the veil of Outsider.

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