"She speaks the truth. It seems she has found a way to work with spirits in a way that mimics necromancy, but leaves her at less risk for treading down it's darker paths. Very interesting."
Hakk nods and looks at the mare. She looks as if she is about to say something, but hangs her head a walks upstairs after grabbing a bucket and a rag.
Hakk turns back to the group.
"I apologize. It seems most everything that has occurred between us tonight has been a misunderstanding. Let us try and restart this on the correct paw."
He clears his throat.
"My name is Hakk, and I am the senior Inquisitor."
He gestures towards the buffalo and diamond dog.
"With me are veteran Inquisitors Lorr and Coteaz and initiate Inquisitor Blossom who has just gone upstairs. Heldane and Helgrund, the donkeys, are the head of our security detail and the ponies are their subordinates. We arrived in this city several months ago to reclaim something that was long lost to us, but underestimated that amount and variety of evil lurking here."
He clears his throat again and looks as if he is struggling for words.
"I want to…thank you all…for killing those vampires. If not for the sounds of your fighting we would not have awoken in time to prevent the ones breaking in on our side from killing. After proving yourselves in that fight I am prepared to offer your group the chance to help our righteous cause. I understand that you all wish to meet with your friends, but the evils lurking here puts them at danger no matter how accomplished they may be with magic. We will pay well, and that pay will keep food in your belly and rooms at an inn open to you all.">>332022
Several of the guards cough awkwardly. Lorr chuckles as quietly as he can, but it sounds sort of like a goat bouncing on a base drum.