A Half Fiend in Seshtau colors...

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2 weeks 6 days ago #237 by Maximilian
Maximilian chuckles and the corner of his mouth curls into a grin.
"Well, I suppose everyone has their own opinion of which colours are the correct ones. It depends on where your own values lie and with whom they align."

He glances over to his shield leaning against the wall and then back to Elegost.
"Aligning oneself with a Barony or Guild can be beneficial; it can offer you protection, status, resources... the likes of which you would never find without one."

“Killing things that need killing is kind of our job. Last I checked, taking pleasure in that is not a crime.”

"You're right. I am a monster. And I've done bad. I've done things you cannot even imagine. Horrible, evil, messy things. And I've loved every. Damn. Minute."

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2 weeks 5 days ago #238 by Elegost
Beginning to smile himself.
"Where do your values lie? Resources and status do sound like a good deal to me." He says, "does that also come with information?"

He is a weapon, a killer. Do not forget it. You can use a spear as a walking stick, but that will not change its nature

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2 weeks 5 days ago #239 by Maximilian
The Half Fiend narrows his eyebrows as a thoughtful expression washes over his face, "My values? Hmmm... well I value my home, my property, and those to whom I am loyal. As such, I value the power to protect those things from those who would do them harm or take them from me."

He takes a deep breath, "The potential for power is all around us, and there are those who can reach out and grasp it, and those who must be stepped on or over because they are too weak to obtain it themselves."

He tilts his head to the side slightly, "Information is but a form of power. All power is attainable if you know where to look. And you? What is it you value above all else?"

“Killing things that need killing is kind of our job. Last I checked, taking pleasure in that is not a crime.”

"You're right. I am a monster. And I've done bad. I've done things you cannot even imagine. Horrible, evil, messy things. And I've loved every. Damn. Minute."

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2 weeks 5 days ago #240 by Elegost
Taking a few moment to think about the question Maximillian asked him. "Well... my values are the same as yours, I want power, I'm done going on the road, I want to stay home with the people I care most about. The road has wore on me. Coming home this time, I plan on staying here. Those are the things I want most. And I'll step on the backs of people too weak to attain power." Drinking his ale and looking at Maximillian with a serious look in his eyes. "What do I have to do, Maximillian?"

He is a weapon, a killer. Do not forget it. You can use a spear as a walking stick, but that will not change its nature

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2 weeks 5 days ago #241 by Maximilian
Maximilian leans toward Elegost, his expression stern, "What you have to do is be strong, loyal, and dependable. You have to be strong enough to lift yourself from the dirt and prove your worth. You have to be loyal to the Barony. Every action, every thought, every breath must be for the benefit of the Barony. You must prove yourself proud of the colours that you would wear and that you are someone we would want at our back in battle. Seshtau is not a kiddie group or a club. We are fierce, ambitious, loyal, a powerful ally and a deadly foe. To wear these colours is to be a part of something ancient and primal. It's to have your feet buried in the underworld while your arms reach throughout the planes. If you think this is something you want--no, could survive, then you can speak to a Noble about joining our ranks. But for your own good, if you have any doubt, don't waste our nor your own time."

“Killing things that need killing is kind of our job. Last I checked, taking pleasure in that is not a crime.”

"You're right. I am a monster. And I've done bad. I've done things you cannot even imagine. Horrible, evil, messy things. And I've loved every. Damn. Minute."

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2 weeks 1 day ago #242 by Elegost
Thinking about what Maximillian has told him, he touches the pommel of his sword, which he does when he is in thought. Before speaking, he takes a long draw from his ale. "Who is the noble I need to talk to? I need something I can be apart of. Collecting bounties is good coin, dont get me wrong, but I'm tired of my loyalty being decided by who has the bigger pocketbook. My sword belongs to Seshtau. If your noble accepts me, of course." Taking another draw from his tankard. "I pledge my loyalty."

He is a weapon, a killer. Do not forget it. You can use a spear as a walking stick, but that will not change its nature

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2 weeks 13 hours ago #243 by Maximilian
Maximilian smiles again as he fishes into the pouch concealed behind the large leather-bound book hanging at his hip. He produces a piece of parchment and a quill. He quickly scribbles a note on the parchment and then puts the quill down.
The Half Fiend mutters a few words under his breath and makes a complex gesture with his hands. The parchment shakes and then folds into an envelope shape, hovers a few inches off of the table, and then vanishes from sight with a slight audible 'pop'.

"We shall see momentarily."

He pushes his mug toward the server edge of the counter, "One more, please Celestria."

“Killing things that need killing is kind of our job. Last I checked, taking pleasure in that is not a crime.”

"You're right. I am a monster. And I've done bad. I've done things you cannot even imagine. Horrible, evil, messy things. And I've loved every. Damn. Minute."

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2 weeks 7 hours ago #244 by Elegost
Looking at what happened he says "Seen some strange things traveling, but magic is something I'll never understand. There's nothing better than a big piece of steel and your will to outlast if you ask me"

Sliding his mug next to maximillian's "make that two as he slides the coins over to cover both drinks"

"What was that about anyway?" He asks.

He is a weapon, a killer. Do not forget it. You can use a spear as a walking stick, but that will not change its nature

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1 week 6 days ago #245 by Maximilian
"I was sending your inquiry to one of my nobles; The Lord Seneschal of Seshtau."
As he reaches for his fresh mug of ale, there is another slight 'pop' as a bit of folded parchment appears on the counter in front of Maximilian. He unfolds it and reads the message, and then with a sigh, tosses the parchment back onto the counter where it instantly disintegrates.
"Honestly..." He mutters under his breath before looking up at Elegost. "Very well, I will endorse your application. That means that I will be teaching you what you need to know, what is expected of you, and what you can expect. You will answer to me and will be under the protection of Seshtau until such a time your trial is completed at which point I will present you to the Baroness for her final decision."
He leans in, his voice low and his expression serious once again, "Joining Seshtau is not easy. You will be tested by your ability as well as your loyalty. As your endorser, I am personally responsible for you as long as you serve under Seshtau's banner until your trials are done. This means your mistakes are my mistakes. Make me a fool, and I will kill you."
He sits back and smiles, "Other than that, if you need anything, I'll be your point of contact, so feel free to ask."

“Killing things that need killing is kind of our job. Last I checked, taking pleasure in that is not a crime.”

"You're right. I am a monster. And I've done bad. I've done things you cannot even imagine. Horrible, evil, messy things. And I've loved every. Damn. Minute."

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1 week 3 days ago #246 by Elegost
Smiling to himself, he says " I won't let you down, sir. You'll come to realize, I'm really handy in a fight. Could teach you a thing or two" He laughs while giving Maximilian a small punch on the shoulder. "In all seriousness, I won't embarrass you. I don't waste opportunities, and I damn sure don't burn bridges. Especially not with half fiends." He says shaking his head. "Unpredictable. And for some reason, you've gained my trust."

"Milady, 2 more rounds for my friend and I"

"These drinks are on me, Maximilian"

He is a weapon, a killer. Do not forget it. You can use a spear as a walking stick, but that will not change its nature

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