Hades Grimaldi

Power plays of Death Lords

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Date.png21st Haring 950

Location.pngNevarra City, Nevarra

Characters.pngHades, Tullius

Players.png@Jax @Zhavirah

Requirements.png1x1, closed

Notes.pngTullius intercepted a letter addressed to another and is now meeting the Lord of Gravenreuth, clandestinely.

Links.png(link to prior thread, plot thread)

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This was a bitter sweet homecoming for the Lord of Gravenreuth. Oh Hades still had a family home here in Nevarra, but he was Tevene now, although many vints still saw him as Nevarran. It didn't bother him that much when they spoke like that. Tevinter was all about fear and, Hades Grimaldi had that in abundance. 

A man approaching his late sixties he was still in his prime, with a well maintained body of a man half his age. Immaculately dressed in a black suit, his trademark in wardrobe, his hands covered with black leather gloves he stood waiting by a stream, just on the outskirts of the Capital itself. As a Death Mage he could appreciate the reputation the Death Priests had. 

However, he was not here to walk down memory lane however, of childhoods visiting his ancestral homeland and relatives that still resided here, his sisters and brothers included. He was here to gain access to his ancestors tomb and retrieve something that belonged to him. Something he needed and wanted. 

it would have been stupid to his wife or anyone else. the thing he wanted was a book, an old book, but in that book held the key to ensure that his life force wold exist after death and, in light of recent events in his life, he needed to make sure his fucking son did not discover it.  So although he was annoyed at skulking around like some thief in the night, he waited for this Tullius Van Markham to turn up. 

If he made him wait any longer, then Hades would just walk into the Necropolis and take what he wanted anyway. 

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Tullius had done his best to uphold the secrecy in all forms. If the seekers found out he was letting tevene magisters into the graves he was up for a lot of trouble. The sort he sought to avoid at all costs. Stakes were high this time around and it was a relief to his heart, seeing the magister show up. He felt a certain sense of admiration for mage so powerful both in the magic and political arts. After doing this favor he was assured to have a good friend in the pocket. 

"Apologies for the wait" Tullius said as he emerged from the shadows, casting off a weak spell that had silenced his steps and shrouded him from the common eye. Spells that weren't standard to be learned and every templar would be upset knowing this was taught in secret. There were many spells that the templars would never know about. It was for the best as it weakened their grip on the order of death mages. "As I mentioned in my letter we are breaking laws here after all. So I needed to assure you weren't followed" With that cleared up Tullius passed the magister to the sewer entrance.

Steel bars locked them from entering and the rust suggested this passage hadn't been opened for ages. But all of this was just an illusion to fool the outside world. Rogue templars had opened this passage not a year ago. They were prosecuted and sentences to death, with them the knowledge would have died was it not for Tullius his intervention. This illusion was just another ward that he dispelled with a glow from his hand. 

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Hades had been away from Nevarra for too long it seemed, he thought he knew all the ways of the Death Mages, obviously not. The way this Tullius was acting though, there was something else here, and Hades was just curious enough to allow the Mortalitasi to lead him on. 

He wondered what it was this man wanted from him, because for all intent and purposes, Hades should have been escorted to the Necropolis and through the crypts with an escort, now he was being led in the back door as it were.  It certainly cut down on the waiting time. 

Had his ancestral lands more secrets then he ever remembered? 

"This is all very accommodating Master Tullius" He finally said "But what exactly do you want from me?" 

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An obvious question for a smart man such as Hades. He had followed the instructions decent enough to have earned some more information. "I'd like us to be friends that's all. I am convinced we can be of great value to each other and to the greater good of Nevarra" 

Another lid was soon found that brought them even deeper into the necropolis and down to the crypts that was build for the Grimaldi ancestors. As for all the crypts it was enormous! Fitting the size of a small estate with in each room a different deceased family member. Tapping his staff on the ground an omnious light surrounded the top. He was using his magic to sense any disrupted undead that might be lurking these halls. Of course they weren't alone, you were never alone in the crypts! It was the main reason commoners were not allowed down here. The undead did not like intruders. For Tullius the shambling sound of corpses was music to the ears. "I heard rumors you keep a great many corpses in your service" the magelord said, he sought the information to know how familiar Hades would be in encountering the local undead.

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