Dusty Pockets

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Not murdering, stealing, scavenging or even the looming fear of the Screechers are the worst parts of living in Hou’Caw I do not think. For me, the thing that keeps me from sleeping in the day, is the space. Its the knowledge that the world is so big and I’m stuck inside this glass city. It is said there are hundreds of other cities in the world and yet I have never seen past the dunes outside Hou’s walls. In my dreams I have walked out over those dunes and have found a lush vibrant world full of peaceful people who offer up all their kindness and invite me into their homes which never need tune-locks because there is wealth everywhere. I awaken and the only reason I find not to kill myself, is cowardice.

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Zylars Journal 1412 Mirtul 9

What a night so far! The day started with me getting another “secret” mission from that disgusting justice arbitor. i was suppose to go collect a debt for him from a dead man “maz’ul” and my friends and i were also to attend a secret meeting of the black cloth. when we got to maz’ul’s hole the screechers started attacking the city … so not only did we battle maz’ul and kremdeps friends but also schreechers to boot. after getting the money owed and the heart of kremdep ( justice arbitor wanted 1 or the other so we figure give him the heart and we keep the coin) we headed towards our meeting at the luckhouse. when we got there we were surprised to find it was a celebration for the black cloth and also that the screecher attack was part of a plan that we would hold a crucial part of. Liriel did the black cloth a favor by eliminating a traitor to the black cloth in only a fashion that she could. Darius put money on himself that he would win in the ring and surely did not dissapoint. we were told that we would have to eliminate a turret tower while the screechers attacked and then lead a bunch of screechers thru secret tunnels to another part of town. i was also told that i will no longer be a vangaurd and that i must see the black cloths alterationist to get a new appearance so that no one will reconize me. so here i sit .. the doctors all done and i cant say im 100% happy with my appearance but i am happy with the visions i had while under the knife but that is for another journal entry .. i can hear my friends and i am anxious to see there reactions to their “new” friend

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Liriel's Love Notes - Quentic Zuulum, Mirtul 5

Dear Liriel, ...went to find you the other night, (Ive been a naughty Vanguard!) and you weren’t at Sanaz’s? It’s such a pity, for the long day shift had me weary and wanting of you. Sanaz offered another of the girls…Faihjwra…but my beaten body belongs only to you…my beautiful Black widow. No matter..i was called back due to an incident at a smoke shop in Carala…looks like the black cloth attacked another Vanguard while off duty…took a bit out of the fellow(much like our relationship, my Despicable dealer of Pain) but he survived…just hope you were not anywhere near there…not a place id wish you to be…but im rambling on now….i have another day shift today…but i will be off at dusk…shall i expect punishment for this foolish letter? I can only hope….your cuts leave marks no man can forget so soon… Your Obedient Slave, Quentic of the Raiflin Guard

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Zylars Journal - Mirtul 3 , 1412

_-The day started as usual … ended my shift and went away to where no Vanguard or anyone else would bother me .. Carala 9. I was meeting Darius and of course Liriel for some good talk with good people. A sandstorm was starting up and the only other beings in there ( a group of 5 Kavalas) looked like they might take off … i like it better that way , me darius and liriel can talk a little more openly. Of course Hethem is allways there but who knows if he remembers what anyone is saying hes so out there. Just as it looks like there about to leave a group of 8 Irilians came in and started going after the Kavalas. Liriel heard them say no witness and let me and darius know we had a fight on our hands. All im thinking is we need to get out of here before the vanguard get here. -_We kill the 8 fairly easily when a new assailaint enters with 11 Naceers. Darius and Liriel did well but i ended up almost losing a arm. After the carnage had cleared and Darius helped bandage me up , we went outside to find Lirirel atop of a man with the Black Cloth symbol. I knew the vanguard would be here so and didnt have time to talk to the man so i asked Lirirel to let him go. Had i known they were members of the Black cloth i would have treated this matter a little differently. I told Darius and Lirirel to get out of there and i would meet them there again in a few days time. I waited till no one was looking and levitated to a roof top and hid my personal swords from the vanguard. I knew they were close , so the whole time i waited i thought of a lie that didnt implicate my friends at all and made me look like sort of a hero ( killing 8 black cloth members singlehandly .. or so they thought). Then Justice Arbiter came ( the fat slob that he is ) and he believed me story and hung on every word of it. (20). I guess now ill sit and heal up and wait till i get to see my friends again … i hope they are doing well.

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What for and How am I

What for and How am I

able to do this?

What for and How am I

living my re-occurring nightmare?

What for and How am I

Looking for yet more still?

For what and Hou I am.

-scratched in the Glass Plate near almost every well in Hou’Caw.

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