Tranquillina arrives next, carrying (in addition to her usual pouch) a satchel containing a dozen palm-sized stones. Her outfit consists of hardy, snugly-fitting clothes that will not catch on branches nor hamper her movements; her brownish-red hair seems shorter than usual. [color=magenta]"Good morning, Fiona," she says in Gaelic, pleasantly but not effusively. She is still disappointed that no Arcane Connection to Marcus could be located, as she was hoping to learn something about his present situation that morning at sunrise; moreover, she is simply a bit apprehensive about her first voyage to the Magic Realm.
[color=magenta]"Before we start," Tranquillina murmurs reluctantly to the other magi who will be going, [color=magenta]"if you would please inform me: are any of you carrying vis with you?"
A mere two minutes before the group departs, Phelippe arrives as well, reporting to Tranquillina. The maga had summoned him the evening before, after the current plan was formed. "Salve, Phelippe," she greets him in Latin - a sure sign, in his mind, that pleasantries would soon be set aside, or otherwise she would have struggled along in her novice French for a few sentences. "How are your sisters - are they enjoying the new dresses I arranged for them? Yes, Susane's work is extremely flattering, I agree."
"You remember, I'm sure, the conversation we had last month, where I promised to ensure your family would be more content here, and told you that you would be given greater responsibility also? Well, an example of that responsibility is come. You will serve as my shield on a voyage that begins tomorrow morning. I believe we will be gone a week or two, but it is not clear. And, we will be traveling in a realm where the supernatural is commonplace - far more so than among us at this covenant, for example. Can I count on you to keep a level head and protect me against the unpredictable?"
((Right now we don't have any character sheet for Phelippe - only a brief character sketch. If someone would like to stat him up and play him, that'd be great. I'm willing to do it, but the more players the merrier!))