They're for the Taking

They’re for the Taking Quest Type: Character Development
-…and I won’t be embarrassed again! If you take on a job, you finish it or I finish you!
Therin Skarlag was angry, but, then again, it seemed like he was always angry about
something. Orfé figured that if he just took the time to open up to her, they could get to whatever pain was making him act out this way, but she knew better than to offer. She also knew that it wasn’t the first time in her lifetimes that she had to deal with a male who dealt with his insecurities by lashing out. She had quickly figured out how to stay on this one’s good side, an extra helping of deference, some fearful eyes, the occasional light touch, but, the thing was, this was getting boring and she couldn’t have that.
She had transferred to the school of evocation to experience something new, to challenge preconceptions and explore new experiences, but this wasn’t new. Sure, Master Skarlag was a bit more homicidal than most, but he was predictable.
-So, any volunteers?
Lost in thought, she had missed most of his tirade. She looked around at her fellow apprentices and they both had their hands up. That meant whatever he needed wasn’t so bad and might even lead to advancement, so she raised her hand as well and Therin froze in his tracks. Now,
this was unexpected.
-Now,
this is unexpected his words mirrored her thoughts. I honestly didn’t think you had any interest in joining the Takers. Then again, your extracurricular activities certainly qualify you to lead a hand. Here is the target’s dossier. Read it, and bring me your proposal by fifth bell tomorrow. Dismissed!
Sigh… At least, this would be interesting.
Instigators: Therin Skarlag Location: Throdia
Orfée has been charged with the retrieval of a child showing the necessary promise for arcane studies. Unfortunately, the child’s parents are powerful enough, that they were given the courtesy of an invitation, which they foolishly refused.
For the mission, Orfée will lead a team of three other Takers taken from career Takers or her own personal entourage.

They're for the Taking

The Red Hand Cardinalis Cardinalis