Chiu doesn't let up her piercing gaze all through your attempt to persuade her to let you go. She looks down at your hooves as you squeeze her. "Every time you swindle me like this, you owe me another ship for my fleet, swab." She squeezes you back. "Fine… but no
getting involved. Last thing you need is any more damage to that eye, understand?">>718436
Chiu smirks. "We'll have to find you a mister shark of your own by the time we get to the next island so you can see what it's like. But okay! Let's not dally any more. Whenever you're ready, we'll head out and find that bird.">>718437
"Rawwk!" a voice echoes in your head, seeming to come from your eye. A black silhouette shrouds your vision for a moment, before pulling back. In your right eye socket, you see a field of pure blue, upon which a small, murky figure hops, spreading out two appendages on either side. "It's the crow, obviously!"
The murky figure becomes more clear, and in time you indeed see that it's a crow. The crow hops forward and pecks in your direction, and you hear the sound of crystal being tapped by something hard. >>718434
You look around, and find that the History section is indeed at the front of the library, comprised of a cluster of hexagonal shelves packed to the gills with old books. They are furher divided by history of war, cultural-tribal history, technological history, and religious history. It's also close to the stairs, and there's a good bit of distance between that section and the front entrance. Shadow Alder nods to your plan, and makes his way to the history section, and starts to flip idly through a cultural-tribal history book to help cover his silhouette face.
Shortly after you make your way over to the History section itself, you hear a light pattering of spider legs upon the rooftop, nearly imperceptible, but no other sounds beyond that. You realize now that you also cannot sense any presence, with your thief's instinct, unlike earlier when the two positively radiated their intent. They've improved… and now you're left in thPost too long. Click here to view the full text.