Kakabel

Declaration from the Inside ((Open))

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Within the city of Silvermoon a young goblin courier had been cornered by some of the guards, their axes in hand as they moved in closer. “Look ‘ere.. Ah means no harm, just lookin’ to make some money.” The goblin said, he stuttered and fumbled with his words, hoping to talk his way out of the situation. “Money you say? By doing what? Stealing it? Conning it?” the guard on the right spat out accusations. “No no! There’s this l’tter, you see. Ah was getting’ it to the elf lady like Ah was told!” the guard on the left raised a brow, trying to think of an elf “Let me see the letter boy.” He held out his large plated hand to the pale green faced goblin, whom was more than glad to hand over the envelope; it had caused him more trouble than he had thought. In silver print the name “Sin’Riel” was scribed into the front. “Of Course, only she would cause trouble..” the guard said as he started to open the letter. The courier’s eyes grew wide. “’EY! What cha think you’re doin’!? I won’t get paid now!” the goblin, who was now back to his normal green now that his pay was being affected, jumped to his feet and tried to reach for the letter but to no avail. The context of the letter caused the guards brow to furrow, he quickly commanded the other guard to get the Knight Lord, to which the goblin stopped reaching for the paper. Even he knew that it must not be good. The guard turned back to the goblin and calmly said “ Do you know the context of the letter?” The goblin shook his head. “Do you know who sent the letter?” the goblin once again shook his head no. “Who is your boss?” the courier paused, thinking about whether he should give out the name or not, but a second more powerful “Who” made him speak. With that the guard turned and left the goblin to sink to the cobble stone before getting up and making his way back to Orgimmar.

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Bella and the boys were sitting at Whisperstill pong, enjoying the nice weather that Eversong had to offer. That and Bella could get her letter without compromising her home location. Caden was sitting on the steps with Bella while Liam ran around causing a ruckus. Liam wanted to go into the water so Bella had to keep an eye on him to make sure he wasn’t trying to get in without her knowledge. Raja was sitting guard standing as the first line of defense if something were to try and come up on them. “Mommy what’s this?” Caden was point his little finger into the water at a tadpole. “That is a baby frog.” Bella replied taking the chance to gentle take Caden’s hand and inspect it. “Caden, what did I tell you about biting?” the boy seem to have a quirk of biting his nails and fingers when he because anxious. Caden sighed as he put his hand back in his lap before replying “Sorry mommy.” Bella brow rose and her lips pursed. “It’s for your own good Caden, one day they will come and chop your fingers off because you will get sick.” Her finger formed scissors as she grinned and started trying to get the boys fingers. A loud squeal caused Bella to sit upright and look around quickly, it was then that she spotted the butt naked Liam running.. well more like toddling towards the lake. “Laim!” She quickly got up pausing only to tell Caden to stay put before running to catch the naked babe before his mission was successful. Bella wasn’t able to heard Raja’s warning growl, it wasn’t till the beast roared and she heard the sound of plate clinking together that she looked up from dressing Liam. She saw a dozen Blood Knights coming up to the stone that surrounded the front of the pond. Raja was still roaring and trying to strike out with his massive paws when a knight called out .”Sin’riel, call off the beast and come quietly.” This caused Bella to tilt her head to the side, but she figured listening would make then go away that much faster. “Calm Raja, get Caden” Nodding her head over at the other child who was wide eyed and white in the face. Making his way over to the child Raja’s hair was standing on egde and his gaze never left the knights.

“What can I do for the Blood Knights?” asked Bella, as she continued to dress Liam again, finishing quickly but making it looks like she was still working, her hands worked quickly, pulling out a communicator and pushing the button down for it to broadcast to the other Nightingales. “You are under arrest we have found evidence of your treason and you will be tried.” Bella was now standing, Raja and Caden had made their way over to her side, at which Raja stood between the children and the knights. “Treason! Against whom?” Bella was shouting, now at the knights fanned out around them. Her gaze went from side to side as she started getting lower and lower to the ground, as if she would spring at any one of them. The Knight that had found the letter from the courier was there, his voice boomed, a grin forming on his face “Silvermoon” Bella stood straight, her face turning red. “What! Are you daft! I’m trying to help secure our place!” her hand was traveling to her arrows the other to her bow when Raja’s growl brought her back. A knight was closing in on the children, who were now whimpering and crying, Looking over her shoulder at them, Bella’s face fell and her hands soon followed. “Fine, just please leave my children alone.. let me find arrangements for them –“ she started to explain when the guard replied. “No they will have to come with us as well. We will not risk losing you.” “They are children! They have nothing to do with this!” Springing back, she stood in front of the two boys, trying to calm them down. “It’s ok, these stupid knights don’t know what mommy is doing for them” Placing a kiss on both of their heads while her hands rested on their heads.

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Shortly after Bella’s arrest, an unlikely Nightingale had come to her aid, staying in the city while Bella awaited trial. The panda was unsure of herself in this setting both, as a care giver and in an urban jungle. Utada sighed as she placed her chin into her paws. They boys were sleeping and she was hoping another Nightingale would come to her aid like she had the Bella’s. The Blood Knights had taken all of Bella’s pets and had them in cages, unable to help the huntress. When Utada had arrived to get the children, the huntress appeared to be in a frail state, her “children” were being taken away and there was talk of treason that was being committed. Slapping her paws against her cheeks Utada closed her eyes tightly “Ay’a! What have we gotten in to.” From what she could tell Bella has always had their best interests in mind, it seemed hard to believe she would even have a darker side.

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It was dark in Bella cell, she couldn’t tell the time of day and if it wasn’t for the meals being passed to her she may not even know time had passed. For her it had stopped, her plans to cause a coup to overthrow Garrosh had back fired. The Blood Knights miss read information they got in a letter and now believed she planned to take leadership of the city. She knew she had to behave, if she didn’t she would be waiting longer to get back to Caden and Liam. All she wanted was a better world for them.. it wasn’t her plan to stop fighting, that would always be a way of life, but she didn’t want Garrosh’s narrow sight to cast her race into the abyss.

Running her hands over her face she sighed softly, her ear however started to twitch as the sounds of foot falls and metal grew closer. Refusing to let the Blood Knights see her weakened Bella rose to her feet as the door to her cell opened and in walked the Knight Lord.. the one she had harassed when she was looking for Scyth. “I knew I’d get you one day.” The old elf was holding his head high, that same grin on his face as the knight that arrested her. “I always knew you were no good. You’re poor mother.. I’m sure she is rolling in her grave.” Clenching her fists she knew the knight only wanted her to act out more. “I want my trail…” was all she said. “Trail you say? Who do you think will be there? I know I will, and I’m sure a slew of other people you used and walked on.” Repeating herself once again Bella said “I want my trail, it will become clear then.” Turning her back to the knight Bella closed her eyes; all she could do was wait.

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"What have you done now?" said a soft voice from outside her cell door. The sound of small peices of metal tapping together started then a louder click and the door slowly opened. Just as quietly the door opened it closed, "Nice accomidations you have hear my dear". As Bella sat in her dark cell the voice seemed like it was coming from all around her. Slowly out of the corner of the room a figure stepped forward into sight, white hair first followed by the rest of the man. "This is not how I thought we would be meeting when I came back." He walked closer to Bella then stood with his hands on his hips. "I could get you out of here right now but that would be the another strike against the Blood Knights and I am not sure I understand what you have gotten into since I have been away." He walked back and forth for a little bit his steps not making any sound at all.

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True to his form the rouge didn’t trip Bella’s sensitive hearing, his voice causing her to jump as she looked around in the dark. Her voice was barely a whisper itself as the man she has always depended on came. “It’s all a mistake Grimas. You know how these dogs hate me since the incident with Keiren.” She quickly got to her feet. “I can’t leave. I need to go to this trial and clear my name. They think I mean to over throw the Regent Lord.” Her face softened as Grimas came into view, “If I don’t clear my name, I’ll never see the boys.” Her voice shook a little as she uttered the last parts.

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He could see that she was slightly scared because of the situation but would never truely lower her tough girl exterior. "Now you know I would never let that happen to you and those kids" his voice was more gentle then the normal tone he spoke to her in. He moved toward her and placed a hand on her shoulder with a firm grip. "You will have your trial then and the out come becomes your fate. I know I have been gone for some time but my condition has begun to get worse" he stopped with his statement. "But we will get to this when you are not being held in a cell, truthfully I would have never thought I would be visiting you her always that you would be visiting me." He removed his hand and walked towards the door and stopped just before it looking over his shoulder "Ill do what I can when the time comes you know that" after he spoke he gave her a slight grin and then a wink. Right before her eyes it looked as if the darkness of the room was moving and slowly creeping around him as he slowly vanished starting at his feet moving up until he was no longer in sight. "Your fate is yours and yours alone Bella, never forget that." the voice nothing more then a whisper as the door opened and slowly closed again locking as it shut.

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Grimas made his way passed a guard who had just rounded the corner toward Bella's cell as he had closed the door. He swiftly made his way through the halls looking in every open room he could get to. As he rounded a corner he stopped in his tracks taking a deep breath, "Great Dogs" he said to himself as he saw two guard patrolling infront of a room. He was trying to find out when and where the location of the trial was taken place and any other information he could find but with the guard dogs around he would not be able to sneak past their noses so he made his way out of the facility. Once out front he unstealthed in privacy and walked into public one of the guards spotted him and did a double take. The guard called for his counter part to look but as they both turned to get another look Grimas has slipped into the crowd and was gone from sight.

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Her eyes widened as he spoke of his condition, her and Lenah were so close to completing it but they had become distracted. She didn’t move till she was sure Grimas had gone and in which case she placed her hands over her face again.

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The next morning was particularly noisy, Bella’s trail was about to begin and they were allowing some of the population to sit in. In front sat a member from each area of the city, some of the head families even filled some seats. The Knight Lord was one, a small framed mage next to him, a Hunter, Bella’s trainer when she was younger sat with his head hanging and even a priest. They all spoke amongst themselves until the Mage spoke. Her voice was loud despite her size. “Alright bring her in.” Two Blood knights escorted Bella into the hall, she was stripped of her armor and weapons, in nothing but a vest and some cloth leggings. The scars that covered her arms, as well as the feathering from her burns were visible as her hand where bound behind her. Normally her hair would be tidy but after the night in her cell it was a mess with some dirt. She continued to walk till she stood in front of the one that would judge her. Looking to each of them and watching their expressions as her hands were release.

This time the priest spoke, his robes flowing as he stood. “Kakabel Sin’riel, you have been charged with Treason against the Regent Lord.. how do you plea?” there was a growing silence as Bella continued looking around the room. “The letter that was found, it is a plan of treason-“ she was cut off before she could continue, but the Knight Lord “See! Why are we even holding this?” The priest held his hand up then motioned for Bella to continue.

“My treason is against the War Chief.. the one that thinks all life is his for the taking. I had lost a friend.. he was a powerful mage and even better warrior. He lost his life to the addiction we all face.” She looked around the room. “I can’t stand that we throw our lives away for a war chief that thinks so little for the thing we fight to protect. He attacks heads of other races.. we have been spared so far.. but I can promise a snake will always strike!” balling her hand into a fist she continued. “I was trying to find people to help conspire against him, help start a war from within the Horde so the other races would see that we need to stand up and tell him No more!” She was looking around the hall, but turned back to the four at the head. “I was merely missing leverage, something to turn the tides in our favor if the plan ever took flight.”

The four looked among themselves before the Knight Lord spoke. “You were always good at trying to weasel your way around things; your tongue is just as deadly as the snake you speak of.” Bella’s brow furrowed. “You would have your knights fall for the likes of him!” Bella was shouting again “Why do we have to become Wretched for an Orc! Aren’t we prouder then that?” She turned to the mage and priest, “You know the price serving him takes on you, are you proud of what we have done?”

The mage spoke next “Allow us to deliberate.” She cased a portal and the four of them stepped through.

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“You can’t seriously believe her! She’s no good.” The Knight Lord spoke

“You are basing it on a grudge.” The hunter pointed out. “I’ve trained her, I know she is kind hearted.”

“People change, war changes people my friend.” This time it was the priest.

“There is a very simple solution to all this.” The mage stood by the portal. “You know what the Regent Lord is after right? Send her there, if she speaks the truth then she will help obtain it, if not the Regent Lord himself will cast down judgment.”

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A few more minutes went by before the four stepped back through the portal. “It has been decided seek out the Sunreavers near the Thunder Isle. Your true trial will become clear there”

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Wearing a cloak to cover himself from the many faces in the crowd Grimas stood in the corner listening to the trial. He made sure not even the sharpest of eye could spot him out of the crowd that had formed to watch the trial. "Good girl" he said to himself under his breath as he then turned and walked away slipping into the shadows. He would be heading to Sunreavers as they would not try to kill him on sight like most others. He brought a small shoulder pouch which he stoked with a few items he knew that she would need for her stay no matter how short or long it truely did turn out to be. Inside the pouch he stoked a small picture of her kids with Raja, a small tightly braided steel bow string that he made himself. He knew that it was not the usual hide stings she was use to but it would take more of a beating and could make a reliable replacement bow if she needed. When he got to the Sunreavers he found the head officer and followed him to his office to wait untill he left to go through some papers. Bella would be be among the Reavers soon and Grimas had to get the location of where she would be staying so he could stash the pouch for her to find. When he found out what he was after he made his way there and stashed the bag in the wall behind the door where not much could be seen out of place. As soon as he was done he heard a guard coming down the hall to prep for their new guest arrival. Grim quickly vanished and stealthed his way out the door as the guard walked him. "I hope she uses her head" he thought as he made his way away from the Sunreavers.

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Bella had little time to gather her armor, let alone tell the children what was going on. She was angered by that but couldn’t say much since she was just spared an execution. The dragonhawk she rode on flew out over the sea surrounding. She was following two other elves that had been assigned to take her to the Sunreavers, Looking out over to the newly discovered isle Bella’s body swayed in motion with the dragon’s serpent like body. She could see the mist filled land mass, something about it gave her a very dismal feeling. Her lips turns downward and she turned her focus back to the ship they were now circling.

Flying low to the boat, one of the elves assigned to Bella motioned for her to jump. “Jump!? Are you mad!?” Bella looked at him is disbelief; it caused the elf to grin and give a whistle to the beast. It’s body snapped like a wipe throwing Bella into the air where she gracefully landed on her butt. She muttered to herself while she stood up producing a piece of parchment from her person, she knew the guards here would want them.

She was being lead to room, one where she would told her weapons had been placed for her arrival. While grabbing her items she noticed a bag, she hadn’t seen it before and thought maybe it was placed here by mistake. Picking it up she went to tell the guard but something about it gave her a sense of security, opening it she found the picture, “Grimas..” she breathed his name and then smiled. Putting the rest of her items on she made her way to the top of the ship. “Bella.. you will have to remain here and report to our generals until we feel you are trust worthy.. due to your crime.” Bella rolled her eyes and sighed. “Then assign someone to go track down a pet.. since my good one is home with my children.”

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