setting wrote:Location: Ponomy City Residence (House of Amedea)
Time: Five (5) days after Rumors of Dissent
The upper residential district was no place for commoners. It was frequently patrolled by city guards to keep out the beggars and the riff raff. However, today Volker was able to walk right through, acting as the escort to Jason Montgomery, the son of the Lady Caithe Arbore. What a week it had been. Volker was currently investigating a plot to assassinate the stand-in head of the Amedea household; Ileana’s Uncle Ciro Arbore.
Volker had already spoken with Lord Ciro’s daughter, the Lady Caithe, regarding the rumors of dissent over Ciro’s appointment as the stand-in head. Many rival branches of the Amedea family were not pleased with Ileana’s choice, and the Lady Caithe made it sound as though someone wanted Ciro out of the way. Internal power struggles were always so complicated. To think that you’re most dangerous enemy could be someone from your own family! For once, Volker was almost glad he was an orphan. Still, it was good to be back in Ponomy City, albeit an unfamiliar part of it.
Speaking of which, Volker himself looked rather unfamiliar. So that he may play the role of Jason’s assistant, Volker had taken it upon himself to craft a disguise. He had done something similar quite a few times back in the day. Using Charcoal ash, ink, vinnegar, and lye soap, Volker had temporarily dyed his otherwise brilliant green hair. His hair was now jet black, as was the scruffy facial hair he had managed to grow over the last week or so.
Compared to how he looked during the graduation ball, Volker was almost completely unrecognizable to anyone who didn’t know him intimately. Volker had even practiced elevating the pitch of his voice slightly, as well as slouching slightly so as to appear shorter. Volker kept behind Jason and to his right, clutching a ledger to his chest. The ledger held information regarding Jason’s schedule, errands and such, which Volker had to keep track of as his assistant, but Volker had also been using it to keep coded notes of his investigation.
Finally, the two of them had arrived at the gates to the Amedea main residence. Volker leaned in a bit to whisper into Jason’s ear as the estate guards slowly opened the gates.
”Remember sir, to only refer to me as Johann Goethe, your temporary personal assistant.” Volker whispered, ”I worked for your mother and came back with you from your recent trip to Villa Sol. I doubt we’ll need more detail than that, but if someone asks a question about me that you can’t answer do your best to casually defer to me. Oh! And describe that women to me you saw one more time...”
Volker went over the rest of the plan in his head. He recalled his visit to the Villa Sol, when Jason had burst into the Lady Caithe’s office to deliver news of a suspicious worker. A women, if Volker remembered correctly, who was wandering in the private gardens but was unfamiliar to Jason. The woman had told Jason that she was a new servant, but Jason later learned from the housekeeper that no new servants had been hired recently. Oh dear Jason... Why did he let the Servant girl out of his sight before validating her story? And why did he leave his grandfather Ciro for several days to go tell his mummy? Volker sighed, this whole ordeal could have been made a lot easier if Jason had been slightly more competent. Alas, the past was in the past, and Jason had already gotten a good tongue lashing from his mother.
As Volker followed Jason onto the Amedea estate, he contemplated their first course of action.
”Alright then Sir, where should we begin?”
During Re: Rumors of Dissent