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"Mistress Cyrla, I..." Avion felt rather odd, trying to explain the situation, when most of it happened in Thalia's room. So taking a deep breath Avion attempted to explain the situation from his perspective," some sort of theives or thugs came in and then there was this metal scratching, and suddenly a thug with swords attacked me, then I heard Thalia scream and then there was all this noise. I was so scared. Then I was in Thalia's room and she was naked and one of the thugs was dead and the other disappeared. I think they put poison on your lips so don't eat anything yet."

Avion's rapid summerization of the nights events sounded more like a child's nightmare than an actual attack. With his last ounces of concious strength, Avion turned and limped over to Ialin's room.
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Thalia stepped out of Ialin's room as Avion left Cyrla's. From the hallway, he could see Ialin sitting up in bed and wiping her lips with a cloth. The willowy blonde priestess looked tired and drawn as she crossed paths with Avion. She reached out to pat Avion's shoulder. "Ialin is fine," she told him, though it was loud enough for Cyrla to hear, then entered Cyrla's room again, this time collapsing in a chair.

The elder priestess seemed a little confused by Avion's explaination. "Now...who was it that attacked us?" Cyrla asked.

Thalia shook her head. "I don't know. What thieves would be foolish enough to...oh gods...They were the two men who came into the shrine earlier!" she suddenly realized. Where was the woman though?

"The mercenaries?" Cyrla asked. Thalia nodded. "I believed the man who led them, but the other two were very suspicious. Where is the woman?"

"I haven't seen her," Thalia said.

At that, Cyrla climbed out of bed. "Let's go check the shrine to see if they were thieves," Cyrla said. She slipped her feet into a pair of slippers, then headed down to the stairs. It appeared that the old woman had more energy left than young Thalia. Reluctantly, Thalia pushed herself out of the chair and followed Cyrla. Ialin joined them in the hall and the priestesses began to go downstairs.

OOC: Pausing here to see if Avion wants to follow.

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Avion, now filling out the duties of bodyguard, came to Thalia's side placing a comforting hand on the weakened and overworked priestess. The other hand was used to keep himself steady on the walls. The limp was gone, but it still hurt a little.

"I thought those thugs that came in earlier were suspicious." Avion spoke softly, "But I didn't think they'd attack us..."

Avion scratched his head in thought.
"What did we do to make them attack us? It's not like we made anybody mad at us?"
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Thalia still clutched her torn nightgown shut as they walked downstairs, accepting Avion's help. "I don't know, I don't understand. We don't have much wealth in the temple. Who would be foolish enough to attack Marfa priestesses and risk the wrath of our goddess?"

"Perhaps they came for you," Ialin turned and said to Thalia. They paused in the small chapel while Cyrla went to the rooms in back.

Thalia's eyes widened and she blushed in shame. "Oh my, that makes sense. They subdued you and mother Cyrla, perhaps they were going to subdue Avion next while the other..." Thalia paused, having a hard time saying what Dart almost did to her. "Why would they rape me here though? Why not kidnap me first?"

Ialin shrugged. "Maybe he couldn't resist."

Thalia looked down at the floor. "I am sorry for what I brought here upon you."

"Don't apologize, sister," Ialin said sharply. "Be thankful you had Avion to protect you. Mother Cyrla and I will be fine, don't worry yourself with guilt."

Thalia nodded to Ialin, unable to lift her eyes from the floor. Cyrla returned into the chapel, looking worried. "They didn't touch any of our gold," she informed them. "Absolutely nothing of value is missing. The backdoor was ajar and I bet they picked the lock."

"Mother, I think they were after Thalia," Ialin said to Cyrla.

"I suppose you must be right," Cyrlia replied with a heavy sigh. "Well, there is nothing more we can do but return to bed. Perhaps we should take shifts to make sure they don't come back."

"One is dead," Thalia informed them. "The other was hurt and ran away."

"Oh dear, we have a body to take care of then. We should rouse the local undertaker," said Cyrla.

"I don't think we should leave...that thief is still out there," worried Ialin.

"Well, we can't leave the body in here," Cyrla replied.

"Perhaps we can store it somewhere for the night? The stable? Or the basement?" Thalia suggested.

"Yes, let's put it in the basement and worry about it when the day breaks," Ialin agreed.

"Alright, we'll wrap it in a sheet and carry it downstairs. Avion, we will need your muscles for this," Cyrla said, looking to the young man.

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Avion prawdled over to Thalia and wrapped a thicker blanket around her small back and gentle curving shoulders.
"Thalia..." He paused attempting to find the words to say, "I don't think it's very safe either, perhaps its best if you sleep with Cyrla for the rest of the night,"

Avion would have felt infinintly more assured if Thalia slept in his company for the evening, but that would be simply out of the question. It would look unseemly if a priestess bunked with a man, especially after almost being taken advantage of. Certainly, Thalia would need some time alone to gather her wits.

"You just get some sleep," Avion spoke with a hint of concern, "I'll take care of everything here."

Avion closed his eyes, took a deep breath and gently lifted his hands from Thalia's shoulder. Tonight turned out to be one hell of a night. And the prospect of dealing with the corpse was a grim one indeed.

He paused again, "Um... Thalia... Is there anything more I can get you?"
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Thalia tugged the blanket tight around her shoulders. "Thank you," she told Avion. "I think I will just go to bed. I'm exhausted."

The elderly priestess sidled up to the much taller Thalia and wrapped an arm around her. "Come on sister, you can share my bed if it will make you comfortable," Cyrla said. With a nod from Thalia, Cyrla began leading her to the stairs. "Ialin, take care of that man with Avion and lock up the shrine. I hope we don't get anymore surprises tonight."

Ialin did as Cyrla asked. She and Avion wrapped Dart's body in a funeral veil, then carried the body out to the stable where they would leave it until morning when it could be properly buried. Despite Dart's crime, Ialin said a prayer for the assassin. They would be disturbed by no more assassins that night, as Terild's life was obviously worth more to him that whatever price he'd been offered.

OOC: We'll leave it here until the other group returns...one day...

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