As the day proceeds toward evening, there is a collection of people waiting at the gate; Familiar to most is Cordelia, with four others with her, clearly fay. There is an older woman there, lively, and chatting with Cordelia and the fay. Looking stern and disapproving is a older man, with steel grey hair and beard, and piercing eyes, in deep blue robes. Looking somewhat lost in this assemblage are 2 younger magi; One looks like he has been in the lab far too long, the other is a young woman, dressed in good clothes, dressed for travelling. There are a number of custos about as well, the ones accompanying the older magus having the best equipment and discipline, while the pair that accompany the other 2 are less well equipped, and quite a bit younger. A pair of wagons hangs somewhat farther back.
Both Mab and Deirdre meet the newcomers; The older maga, in particular, recieves a warm welcome from Mab, which is returned; They, and they're escorts are off to Mab's lab and sanctum. Likewise, Deirdre and the elder magus greet each other warmly, if somewhat more reserved. When asked about the older newcomers, Deirdre replies. "The maga is one Vinaria, ex merinita, here to discuss House Matters with Mab. The Magus is one Stentorius ex Tremere, an old friend of mine. Again, with news and business for me, along with some of Fengheld's finest."
The pallid youngster introduces himself; "I am Xerxes ex Bonisagus, here to copy the lab notes of my sodales Glendower, for the great library at Durenmar." He eyes both Mab and Deirdre with some trepidation. "I shall be staying here as long as it takes me to complete my task. I am afraid I do not have a gift to offer in return for your hospitality, I can only offer my skills and services in payment." The lad is unremarkable and average looking, but such facade may hide a discening mind and a sharp wit. "I am an excellent copyist and translator, and have some modest skill in the lab, should you need something done..."
The younger maga introduces herself as well "I am Zephyris, filia FÃ©adrun MacLachlan, maga ex Flambeau, here on the business of my mater, who has comissioned an item from one Fabrica Diabolica ex Verditius. She will be arriving shortly..." The young woman is of average height, with steel grey eyes, and hair. She carries herself in a calm and collected fashion, taking note of everything around her as discreetly as possible. Unlike most Flambeau, the only weapon she visibly carries is a dagger.
And, of course, Sean Dulidh, redcap at large, is present, albeit looking somewhat timid as he appears to be hiding behind a wagon, sneaking a look out, trying to avoid someone...