A man in black robes sits across a desk from a man in plain clothes aboard his vast ship. "Go on then. Convince me why I should do as you say." The plain clothes man says, having already made up his mind.
A man in black robes wanders up to a burned castle, greeted by a servant in scorched and tattered noble finery. "My king says he will see you." The strange servant stutters.
A man in black robes breathes a sigh of relief, having been spared the fate of meeting with… That thing. They journey would have surely been death for him.
A defense attorney in black robes sits in the empty streets of the city he is staying in, playing with two marionettes. A gust of wind blows a newspaper by. His piercing silver-grey eyes glance over the headline. "Ruler of Ithlyn Missing! Possible Second kidnapping?" A smile crosses his face as he throws one of the marionettes to the side and continues to play with the one.