The Nisab Diary
The Nisab Diary
Episode Eight - 7th Sea
Things quickly spiral in other directions as the group learns more about the company they are with. Adeliadis reveals to Jan Volta that she is aware of ways to make one unnoticed by the dievas, admits she lied to him about not having seen one before, but is very curious of his. She eventually reveals she is here because she was tracking members of an organization known as Novus Ordo Mundi and she was wondering if they were allied with those people. Reikion and Vasili learn that Julianna Onesta has gone off with her Inquisitors, and Vasili's spies have warned her that the Inquisitor has come upon a house, demanding for them to surrender a sorcerer. Both opt to head out and see if they can help the family in any way, without gaining the Inquisitor's notice. Walden Reichart begins to wonder if there were inconsistencies with the discussions with the servant, but gets distracted when he sees Gerhard motioning for him to come close. The man talks to Walden about having come here to claim something he had neglected to mention in his reports, a discussion that Walden feels is in relation to the drachensteisen daggers he had retrieved from the home of Gamaran. After surrendering a dagger, however, Walden is walking towards the gallery when he sees Gerhard in another room, staring at the portraits! He turns back to find the table where the other Gerhard was now empty and panics at the thought it might be the supposed Villain with many faces: Reinhard Vogel!
In the city, Reikion notices the daughter attempting to flee from the rooftops - so he follows her and tells her to hide. She begs him to help her parents. He and Vasili use their panache to distract and lure the guards away, knocking down more and more of the Inquisition's men before the high priest begins to suspect something is up. Reikion distracts the Inquisition long enough to send the parents away. But Julianna Onesta arrives, and despite seeing Reikion in a hood, she pulls on the threads to twist Reikion's nature and draws out his tendency to act foolishly. Reikion finds himself unable to help himself and uncovers his face, proclaiming his name to the Inquisitor and warning her never to come back again. She seems amused, however, that Reikion claims to be of the Eventide. She admits having wiped them out quite recently. She watches him leave, but not before repeating the name carefully to make sure she never forgets it ever again.
Adeliadis and Jan realize the Villains must have begun their plans, given so many seem to be missing from the place. She hurries off to search in one direction, while suggesting to Jan to head the way his friend had gone. Jan runs back to the dining hall and sees Walden running into the servants' quarter's entrance. Following suit, he does not see Walden take a different turn and ends up going down a different direction. Walden finds himself in the chamber of the Eisenfursten, and as he creeps close, overhears the man speaking darkly of some kind of scheme in his plans. When Walden confronts him however, he learns Stefan actually does not know of what is going on, and was merely playing the part he was told to perform. Stefan actually believes he is a candidate for the New World Order, but Walden doubts a pathetic man such as him would be given such access. Outside, along the stairwell, Adeliadis finds Jan once more and the two discuss the possible schemes that may be unfolding. Adeliadis however notices the massive windows - glass portals from ceiling to floor, that exist on every floor - and a realization comes to her. She realizes the Mastermind behind the Villainous plots might have lured them to this very castle, in order to observe them and gain more knowledge about them! She pulls Jan close and recommends to him that from this point they find ways to act contrary to their personalities and misdirect their enemies. She suspects the Mastermind must have some kind of telescopic device to see far differences. She remembers hearing of such as a present from a Nisab Guissola. And she suspects the Villains are now attempting to gather her work, to use them for their selfish purposes.
Walden learns from Jan of the possible trap the Villains have laid down for them, and so he terrifies Montano le Blanc, bringing the old Montaigne to tears with his very words. When Stefan makes a fuss, he fires at him with his pistol to shut him up, leaving him with a not too painful flesh wound.
The heroes soon meet outside, standing in the rain as it falls. Adeliadis thanks them for their help and promises to help them whenever she can. For now, however, her task to observe learn more of the Villains and their plans. Jan and Walden leave, moving through the rain to meet with Reikion at their pre-set meeting ground.
Once there, they opt to leave immediately. Using his dievas, Jan commands it to create a shadowy doorway to help them travel and reach the Sarmatian Commonwealth sooner. They do so, crossing the distance in an eye-blink, and find themselves crashing a wedding!