The king smile at Arlette's question. "The guilds, especially the Merchants, aren't always in agreement within their own ranks. There's always some upstart vying for power, so there is always disagreement and dissention. Unlike a royal heir, who can't be disputed", he adds with another smile. "Unless of course the people decide to rid themselves of their king, as is to happen from time to time."
"So yes, there is risk. But the ones I am soon meeting want to make amends and end this cold war. The risk is mine to bear, for the people."
Peter listens to Kai and simply nods acceptance. He motions with his chin for the other guard. "Bring him back swiftly," is all he says. These guards seem to have an ability to communicate with very few words or actions. He says to Kull, "you are probably right. Perhaps a drunk Orc-man sleeping it off in the warehouse district wouldn't be that much of an unusual sight," he continues.
With everything agreed, and Kai returned quickly, Peter lays out a map for you to follow. He indicates the position of the warehouse where the king is to have his meeting, along with the nearby streets and outbuildings. You've all agreed on your positions and rolls for now.
- Kai and Grigori will be kings guards.
- Arlette will hide in the shadows nearby the warehouse
- Ludo will be in the open, acting drunk and singing. He will look for some crates or barrels or anything he can get up high on to provide a bit of a lookout, though the terrain around the warehouse is flat.
- Kull will lean against one of the buildings and pretend to be asleep, on the opposite corner as Arlette.
(I haven't got a map because I need to reinstall my map software and can't download it right now. Power of Imagination for the time being).
The group arrives at different times and disperses. The king and his retinue move directly to the warehouse and are hastily let in by someone standing guard. All appears quiet, and all appears still. Kull is at the south eastern corner, Arlette at the north-western. Ludo has entered on the eastern side and is wandering around for now.
Grigori and Kai are just inside the door. There is only two people from the Merchants guild here, they say that they are awaiting a third who is late. The king nods and sits down, where he is offerred some water and bread. There is no ceremony here, it seems like the powers in the kingdom throw aside the trappings of pomp and ceremony when behind closed doors.