"Surprised you? Why is that?". "Last time I met my...My father, he made it clear that he meant to disinherit me and I thought he had made good to his word". Bylanna blinked, "Truly? But there is no written proof that he meant to cut you off of his legacy. Quite the contrary, your father’s will states clearly that you are his only lawful heir". He was stunned, "What? But he...He always said that I was worth less than nothing. Why...".
As I understand it, this sort of thing is actually pretty common. Most people don't like to think about their eventual death too much so they talk about their inheritance they may not get around to making an actual will.
Well, Cor did write a will when he was younger, way before his addiction took over him completely, but afterwards he was too deep in the cups to care about aything else that wasn't his drinks, so he luckily didn't make good on his promise to disinherit Anomen.Margaret Dawn smiled and took his hand in hers, "Isn’t it a good thing, love? It means that deep down, despite everything, he cared about you". "Or maybe he was simply too busy drinking himself unconscious to actually bother to go to the court and change his will", Edwin muttered under his breath, earning himself a glare from the Ilmatari.
I hope it's the former, but I honestly agree with Edwin on this one.
Unfortunately for Anomen, Edwin is right this time. Truth be told, Meg suspected it too, but she wanted to cheer up her beloved regardless
The young Helmite took the quill and lowered it, but suddenly he stopped, unsure, "Maybe I should talk to my sister first...She is entitled to half of it". "Not according to the will", Bylanna reminded him, impatience slipping into her voice, "You are free to come to my office again and make a lawful donation to your sister if that’s what you want, but for now, you are the only heir, so you are the one who must sign this document". He hesitated and turned to his betrothed, "Meg?".
Male inheritance only I suppose? But Anomen is a good guy, and I'm sure he'll take care that his sister isn't left without.
Yes, I thought it would be consistent with the Medieval-like setting, where the male firstborn gets the whole cake, or at least the biggest part of it. And you're right, Anomen will share the inheritance fifty-fifty with Moira
He bought...Ah, I mean, he was granted a license to practice magic within the city borders five months ago, his name is Darcin Cole". "Where can we find him?", the young guard asked. "He used to live in the Bridge District, with the tanner, but now we...", the wizard gulped, "We seem to have lost track of him, heh. It happens sometimes, they should come and tell us their new address, but some of them forget about it, you know how it goes".
Ah, Darcin Cole! I like what you did here, I always wondered about that in game, since he's referred to but you never get to actually meet him. It makes me think the Skindancer quest might have originally been intended to carry on. I also like you tying it together with Corneil and Mekrath.
Thank you, glad you like it! I remembered that Darcin Cole is said to be the one who should 'complete' the skin armour Reijek was making and i decided to connect the two into a bigger quest. And Mekrath hiding in the sewers always made me think he's got something to hide, so I thought he could easily be their accomplice.
They followed the corridor to an ascending staircase, but before entering the chamber at the end of it, Meg sent Imoen to scout ahead. The pink-haired thief came back after a couple of moments, "There’s half a dozen Mephits in there, going from fire-type to dust-type and I’ve also seen a trap in the floor. I can’t disarm it as long as the little buggers are alive, though". "No problem. Edwin, can you cast a “Fireball” at them, please?".
And so you just made his day.
So true, nothing cheers him up like casting a huge Fireball! xD Well, nearly nothing: in one of the next chapters, he'll get something that will make him very, very happyMargaret Dawn whispered her instructions into Anomen’s ear, so he silently moved forward and with a quick gesture, he slammed his fist on Mekrath’s spine, shattering the first and the second vertebra and causing the wizard to lose control of his limbs and fall like a sack of potatoes on the cold floor.
Ouch! Yep that'll take care of him.
*nods* Being a cleric means having a deep knowledge of how the human body works and sometimes, it can be useful also to take out an enemy without killing him
Darcin tried to shake his head, but all he achieved was to have it twitching slightly, "Don’t say a word, you idiot! Look at the robes of this one, she’s an Ilmatari: she would never do something so cruel, it’s just a bluff!". Meg nodded, "Oh, I am an Ilmatari, yes. But just for the record, I’m also a Bhaalspawn and you know what they say about my kin, no? The cruelty, the love for violence, the thirst for blood...Actually, I am feeling a bit thirsty right now", she added, licking her lips with a crocodile-like smile.
"All right, I’ll tell you everything, but spare me!", Mekrath shouted, terrified, "The people we captured are in the storage room, we keep them caged, but they’re still unharmed: the Rune wanted them alive, you see...". "The Rune?". He uselessly tried to nod, "Yes, the Twisted Rune: they have a lair in a different plane, but it can be accessed from a house in the Bridge District.
Aaaah, so we're off to the Rune next then? Again, I enjoy you tying these sidequests together.
well, the next chapter is a sort of preparation for the fight with the Rune, but the battle is in the one immediately after that...And the Slayer will have a part in it too
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