"Flavius, I nevert had extensive encounters with neither faeries nor pirates, but I will trust your judgment. Perhaps I can discern how they came to be on this island, if they used a faerie regio that is."
Antonius scan the horizon around the Pisces, and then pay more attention to the island where the pirates are assembled, while maintening concentration on the spell Piercing the Faerie Veil.
"Julia, always had a knack for seeing things how they truly are... is there anything we don't yet see we should be woried about ?"
The magi looks back at the Pirate Queen, at the crew and then Flavius:
"Hum... I don't think they would agree to come on this boat, when they are safe on this island and we would be immensively vulnerable there. Flavius, as you know it was my responsability to insure that everyone in the caravan was safe; if what the sailor said was true, that they can fight with grievious wounds as if they were nothing, then the men we would bring with us would be in great danger. Here, at least, they have strenght in numbers."
He thinks for a while and then continues:
"I cannot bring myself to bring this many men to their certain death, shall our encounter with the so-called Queen become a fight. You, however my fried, can handle yourself in a fight, more than any knight I have ever met. With my help, you will have additional protections. I suggest this, me, you, Julia and Vincente or Bavol will go in the row boat and meet the Pirate Queen. If we cannot reach an agreement, or if things escalate and we cannot save this Mattheus, let us fall back to the Pisces however we can and sail away as fast as we can back to Malta."
In any case, Antonius will ward anyone going to parlay with the Queen against faeries, taking some time in between to castings to catch his breath. He will also ward himself and Julia against metal weapons.
Antonius: ReVi 20 Base 20 Per +2 sun, ind (the guideline has 3 "free" magnitudes) Protects against might 25 faeries
Flavius, Julia, Grog(s) : ReVi 20 Base 20 +1 touch +2 sun, ind (the guideline has 3 "free" magnitudes) Protects against might 20 faeries.
total: 71+ die + aura + 8 penetration
Antonius, Julia (metal): ReTe Base 5 (, +1 conc, +0 target +2 Metal)
total: 35 + die + aura