Those in Nocturne walk past the Chambers of Harmony and hear an echo of conversation. As they approach close, the conversation becomes clearer:
The Admiral laughs heartily when Jynx tells him her idea on how the party that the heroes of Nocturne suggested should be done.
“Seriously Jynx! A tea-party!” You almost couldn’t hear the words through the rumble.
Turning red, Jynx replied, “stop laughing! I AM serious. Imagine how disarmed the nobility will be when invited to tea. I mean we have the best teas imported from all of Aerune already, and it will be intriguing.” Jynx was clearly rambling as she didn’t get the response she was expecting.
The Admiral smiled, “You are quite right. It will be intriguing and unexpected. I like it!” He paused and took on a more serious tone. “I appreciate you finding trustworthy folk to deal with this political stuff. I’ve never had much fancy for it myself.”
Jynx knew the Admiral regretted not being able to meet these young heroes that Jynx and Bartow went on about, but his business was elsewhere. Truthfully, he often confided feels of resentment over the political side of leading. The Admiral was more of a war leader then a politician. Though, you would never know it from his behavior in the counsel room. Luck would have it that the exact people she needed to prevent the chaos in The Charters, stumbled onto the old mythic ruins of Nocturne…it was a dizzying thought.
On her way out of the halls, Jynx bumped into Bartow. “Bartow, ahoy, the parties on — Saturday afternoon. I’ve got lots of planning to do, you want to help?”
Bartow makes a sort of hurmph laugh sound, “fat chance. I’ve my own work to do. I will gladly come to spike the tea though.” Jynx smirked. It was the thing about Bartow that made her most endearing to Jynx. Bartow could always turn Jynx’s moods around and get her to see that larger picture that she struggled with.
“I can still rely on you for disseminating the cover story information for our compatriots right?”
“Of course. Our word is our bond.”
“And our heart is our song,” Jynx replied reflexively. “You’ll be with the Admiral on mission during the soirée?”
“Yes, my sword will, but my thoughts will be with you all. Hopefully, we get to the bottom of this sneaky business.”