After brief debate in the council, Razvan, Dominus and Felix decided to pursue information provided by The Order about the location of the Assassin’s Cult headquarters.
Murad Rauf’s ship carried them far across the Mediterranean to the distant city of Antioch in the province of Tripoli. There, thanks to the covenant of Antioch, they added camels and guides to their party of shield grogs.
They journeyed through the difficult terrain for many days before Felix was able to use his Animal magic to locate their destination.
After thoroughly scouting the area, the party proceeded invisibly, carried through the air by their magic. They engaged and overcame a small force they surmised had been sent against them. The heathen warlocks who survived the skirmish agreed to carry The Order’s message to the Old Man: “Join us, or die.”
The party then returned to their caravan to await further word.
And that word was not long in coming. Accompanied by 20 well-appointed warriors, the Old Man arrived the next morning and spoke the following words:
“I accept your offer. We will join you.”
“However, I will not dishonour the memory of the men you murdered yesterday by treating with their murderers. If you truly wish to join my Order to yours, you must send representatives with whom I may speak peaceably. My people have been given orders not to interfere with anyone who identifies themselves as part of the Hermetic Order. When you have spoken to your superiors, please have them send appropriate ambassadors here to discuss the details of our pending union.”