It didn't make very much sense at all. Why would the note be on the Nem girl in the first place during the assassination? But at the same time, her behavior alone lended credence to the idea she was telling the truth. Certainly, Fanilly wanted to believe it. And if it were true, that meant that they likely didn't have very much time to ensure that they would be able to save the girl's sister.
The expression on the would-be assassin, Tyli's, face was one of resignation. A morose and downcast gaze, as if she hardly expected this to work in the first place. Indeed, she was asking knights who served the crown to help her sister, after she had attempted the assassination of a Princess.
The Iron Rose Knights were knights of justice.
And even in this situation, wickedness could not be allowed to persist as long as they had the ability to do something about it.
The Knight-Captain took a deep breath.
"If we're going to save her, and put an end to this conspiracy, you must tell us everything you know," said Fanilly.
The nem's eyes widened for only a moment, before she immediately set about writing. Her script was somewhat more shaky now, but still legible.The graveyard. Large tomb with a star heraldry
Fanilly paused for a moment. Was that...?
"They're in the Cazt Mausoleum?" she asked aloud.
Almost immediately a small figure pushed her way to the front of the crowds. When the huge black knight noticed her, they swiftly joined her side.
It was Veilena Cazt. She'd lingered past the other nobles, and heard much of the conversation as a result.
"If there's a crowd of traitorous bastards in my family's tomb, I refuse to simply stand by and allow them to defile it with their mere presence," she angrily asserted.
But Tyli wasn't done writing.Necromancer leads them with many undead. Two warriors, one is very large. A mage woman. There's another man, but I haven't seen his weapons. Fyna is at the bottom
Fanilly didn't need to say any of it out loud this time, as Veilena had already read the message.
"Necromancer!? That's... Knight-Captain, I demand
to accompany you to snuff out these criminals
. I may not be able to fight, but Haelstadt shall gladly cut them down in the name of my ancestors' rest."
Fanilly hesitated a moment. Of course, she could understand the Cazt girl's anger. More then that, she had to wonder how a conspiracy like this had even gotten there in the first place. But at the same time, endangering her life for such a purpose...
"... Sir Fionn, speak to Sir Adeforth, obtain whatever arms we made need," Fanilly began. Her sword had been brought along with her, but the same could not be said for the others, "We will slay these monsters where they hide."
She hesitated again before addressing the fuming Cazt heir.
"... I'm sorry, Lady Cazt, but for the sake of your safety I believe it's best you remain here, with your bodyguard at your side."
She braced herself for an angry response as Veilena opened her mouth.
To her surprise, the smaller girl trailed off after a few moments, glancing at Haelstadt before clearing her throat.
The frustration in her voice was evident, but surprisingly it seemed that she accepted.
"If you happen to find a single one of my ancestors among the Necromancer's rabble, then do your best to capture that death witch alive," she continued, "For I should like for them to live to answer for their crimes and suffer the punishment, rather then be released by death."
It wasn't a request Fanilly was sure she could fulfill.
But they had to stop this conspiracy to kill the First Princess. And they had to rescue the nem girl's sister. So many details were strange, so many things didn't add up. And yet Vosahn's behavior seemed genuine.
So they had to try.
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