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PostSubject: Just another contract...   Mon 19 Jul - 10:48

"Another day, another contract."

The alley stood empty, except for the non-descript man standing amongst its shadows. He looked out at the teeming streets apathetically judging every nobody that walked past the opening. I wonder who it's going to be today, some wealthy merchant who cheated the wrong customer, some miscreant who stole a priceless heirloom, some noble who crossed the wrong family. What's it matter, we all die one way or another. Mine just die messier. He chuckles to himself as he pulls his right arm out from under his cloak and looks pleasantly at the device strapped to his forearm.

Pulling out his chrono he frowns in mild frustration. His contact was supposed to be here already, it wasn't like them to be late, but he waited patiently. Occasionally a bold passerby would look down the alley to see what mysteries it might hold, but most knew better than to snoop where they weren't supposed to.

And the man waited...
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PostSubject: Re: Just another contract...   Mon 19 Jul - 13:26

A man pulls himself away from the crowd, steps into the alley and leans against the wall.

He says nothing for a moment, reaching into his coat and pulling out a Lho stick. He lights it, watching the crowd for a moment. Finally he turns to you.

"Sorry I'm late. There's been some... Developments. Nothing that concerns you, not yet at least. I do have your contract though."
He pulls out a parchment scroll from a pouch at his waist, and hands it to you.

"Davlin Cardos is on his way to contact the Flit-runners. The Senate would prefer he not leave Malfi. You've full discretion on this one, of course. You may have to move fast though."
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PostSubject: Re: Just another contract...   Mon 19 Jul - 13:30

Xerxes simply nods, taking the scroll from the man, he unrolls it to confirm that the contract is authentic.

After a moments glance, noting the tell tale thickness of the parchment to confirm the correct form of paper as well as noting the sigil at the base. As soon as he confirms the authentication on the parchment he rolls it up and tucks it behind his back into a pocket.

"Any other intel?" His tone respectful although not differential. As one speaking to an equal.
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PostSubject: Re: Just another contract...   Mon 19 Jul - 13:59

The man shrugs. "Probably not any that you don't already know. The Flit-Runners operate out of that damned cess pit of a gambling hall in the lower hive. Davlin Cardos knows.. Far too many things he shouldn't to let run around in the sector... There's.. another thing." he pauses "Things are getting... confusing in the Senate right now. And on Malfi, confusing means "dangerous". Good luck, and be careful." He nods to you, and makes his way back into the crowd. And vanishes.
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PostSubject: Re: Just another contract...   Mon 19 Jul - 14:05

With that Xerxes wraps his cloak around himself and walks out into the milling crowds. He knew the place his contact had mentioned, this so called gambling hall, ha, cess pit was a good descriptor. It's time to get dirty again.

First stop, the gambling hall...
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PostSubject: Re: Just another contract...   Mon 19 Jul - 14:43

Xerxes makes his way through the twisted streets of Malfi. He knows the way well, this is not the first visit he's payed to the Flit-Runners. They're good. Very good, actually. Able to smuggle product across the whole of the sector, past all notice, but their real specialty is in moving people. Once the Flit-Runners get them, they vanish... for a while at least. The smart ones keep their head down, but eventually even they make a mistake... As for the dumb ones... Well, Xerxes liked the dumb ones. They made nice easy paychecks.

The entrance to the Gambling hall looms ahead at the end of the alley. A woman and two men lounge against the wall, eyeing a young girl and two couples, playing dice against the wall near the door.

The woman leaning against the door sees you. Her eyes widen and she steps aside. She hisses a sharp command at the other men, and they too steps aside, well clear of the door.

As you enter the smoke filled, foul smelling room, there seems to be some sort of action going on in the fight pit. Judging by those noise, two or more exotic beasts fighting to the death. Your contract is across from the pit, standing behind a veiled woman who is speaking to the local head of the Flit-Runners.

No one notices you enter. They rarely do.

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PostSubject: Re: Just another contract...   Mon 19 Jul - 14:52

Xerxes marks his target and moves quietly and casually through the throng of people to try and get closer to his mark while staying out of his line of sight as much as possible. He knows the milling people will help hide his presence from his target till it's too late and if he keeps his movements casual and subtle he should be able to get close enough without drawing any attention.

The closer he gets to his target the quicker his heart begins to pump, his glands beginning to pump adrenaline. He can feel the kill coming, and he knows the reward to follow will be worth his short visit to this hellhole of humanity.

You shouldn't have run Davlin, the words pound in his head. His muscles begin to tighten like coils ready to spring the moment his target spots him, if... he spots him.
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PostSubject: Re: Just another contract...   Mon 19 Jul - 14:57

All his attention seems to be directed towards the man and woman up ahead. Anxious to get off planet, are we? The gang leader seems ready to laugh in the face of the woman, then stops. And goes very very pale. How very curious.

There's nothing left but a couple meters of empty space between you and your subject now though...
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PostSubject: Re: Just another contract...   Mon 19 Jul - 15:04

Xerxes' focus is all on his target and he barely registers the pale look on the gang leaders face. Knowing he's close enough, he springs forward and strikes out at his target with the weapon strapped to his forearm. (HK)
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PostSubject: Re: Just another contract...   Mon 19 Jul - 15:12

There's a familiar snapping sound, then the whir of meters of compressed monofilimant wire pouring through the small opening, and a snap as it retracts again. That's it. A quiet sound easily lost in the commotion around him.

Davlin however makes more noise. Xerxes always imagined that having your organs shredded and liquified by a spinning monofilimant wire would be a fairly painfull experience.

Davlin gasps. Xerxes is sure Davlin would like to do more, but a gasp is about all he can manage right now. He staggers forward, attempting to place his hand on the shoulder of the people near him, the veiled woman for one, but crashes into the floor. He's dead before he hits the ground.

The gang leader jumps to his feet impressively fast for such a large man.. the Veiled woman turns towards the dead Davlin... and you.
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