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  1. Po-koro - Renaka's house - Renaka IC: "And I am happy to provide that information as it pertains to your investigation." She had made a public oath to be more transparent in her administration than her predecessor after all. One of the vast arrow of documents on her task pad was a new system for the bureaucracy through which people could put in official requests for records or information about certain topics. there were limits to the system of course. People wouldn't be able to look up things like current Sentinel numbers and deployment locations. On the whole though, she figured that people like the man in front of her would be satisfied with the end results. "Is there anything else you wish to know?"
  2. Po-koro - Renaka's house - Renaka IC: There had always been suspicions about certain events. Things like oddly generous loan rates or low prices right after unfortunate events elsewhere on the island. There was never any proof however. Nothing that anyone had the time or opportunity to put together at least. Renaka had suspicions herself based off of odd gaps in the records. Considering everything else that the island she was dealing with it had been an infected mask she'd been hesitant to touch. "From what I understand Onu-koro made a point of keeping close with all of the akiri back then. But...Hewkii did seem to have a knack for getting more out of them than most others. Our current close relations are mostly due to my head of engineering. A vortixx by the name of Lenat."
  3. Po-koro - Renaka's house - Renaka IC: The pale matoran's head tilted to one side and her eyes drifted as she accessed her mental file on her new peer. If she was going to give at least one half of this pair official backing she might as well equip him as best as possible. A very slight smile quirked one corner of her mouth as her thoughts momentarily flitted to the other one. Hiring a spy to investigate his own people had a certain level of amusement to it. Satisfaction as well if she was going to be honest with herself. The thought that Hewkii had likely gained much enjoyment from such games killed the smile as quickly as it appeared. "The fact that the koro elected a foreign weaponsmith as their new leader is somewhat worrying. Even so it makes a fair amount of sense considering their troubled history. They seek safety and local leaders have been less than helpful in that regard. The man himself has been only friendly so far. We are in talks for several trade agreements and have one or two fairly significant treaties already signed. It's too early to say that I trust the man but so far the Kalta are probably the most worrisome decision he's made so far."
  4. Po-koro - Renaka's house - Renaka IC: With the other two Toa gone the akiri could now focus on the thought that had been buzzing around her head since she'd first learned of what Muir and his shady companion were up to. Her bright gaze focused on those still in the room. Or more specifically Muir as what she was about to ask was directed at him in particular. "I would like to hire you to look into the possible crimes of Skorm.The information brought to light here has convinced me his action bear further looking into.His crimes may not have occurred in this koro but that does not mean that they cannot still reach him." It was also worrisome that Ko-koro had chosen someone with such a dark past to be a member of their preeminent Toa team. If one were to be a suspicious type, like Hewkii for instance, it might suggest that the new akiri's efforts at turning a new leaf were less genuine than it would appear on the surface. The current So far her contact with the eccentric inventor had been through intermediaries. Practically rebuilding the Po-koro from the ground up was a time consuming effort to say the least. All the other signs of his intentions had been genuine enough however. She needed more information before making any further moves in that region. Ostia - Fowadi - Kale IC: "From what I hear, Stannis isn't exactly the gregarious type. Nice enough but not exactly the type to go out and make friends in the market. The akiri might know but I also know that akiri Renaka is booked. My meeting with her about our funding got pushed back to next month for some reason or another." The words were accompanied by an annoyed snort and a shake of his head. The ones following had a slower and more contemplative note to them. "Our best bet might be one of the other Maru. Leah is said to be one of the most friendly of them and we are heading to Ga-koro in the next few days. How about we go pay her a visit while we are there?"
  5. Kale Ironshaper - Po-wahi - Ostia - Fowadi IC: It was a tempting offer. Much of the rest of the crew was already going out but they also had a lot of other things to do. At the same time it was his duty to make sure that the ship kept running whenever Dehkaz wasn't around. Although now that the young man thought about it, their captain's extensive absences had often required him to leave the ship to even more junior officers quite often. "Did you have any leads in mind? Stannis is supposed to currently be in town but who knows when that will change."
  6. Po-Koro IC: As Skyra looked around the top of the boulder something out of place caught her eye. Something had been carved into the side of one of the stone spires holding the rock up. "This area off limits by order of the Sentinels" Several pieces of graffiti had been carved into the stone around the warning. Most of them were declarations of success such as "JT was here." A few sections of the rock looked unnaturally smooth as if a Po-Toa had used their abilities to clear the section. What had been cleared away she could only guess. If she looked a little harder she might have noticed the pole of wood that seemed to have been set into a hole in the gate rock itself. It was broken off quite close to the base and if the sand and wind wear on it were any indication the damage had happened some time ago.
  7. Well the newswoman could be in Ga-koro. A whole civilization showing up would be a pretty big story.
  8. Renaka - Po-koro - Her House IC: "My inclination was more to propose this as the first step in a multi-part plan. They help us to deal with our darkwalk and we would help them with theirs. There are six of those vile tunnels across the island. The more we can spread out the load the better. We can't rely on forces from other koros to remain behind after the initial push. So if we can figure out an agreement that allows them to still be involved in some way then it will be of immense help." She nodded in thanks to Stannis and Ra'lhen. Muir might have been right about Stannis. The man was cautious with his information. Perhaps too cautious. There was no denying that lives had been lost as a result of that. There were several reasons that she hadn't made any moves regardless of those facts. One of the primary reasons was that the man was karz- useful. She needed someone with the power and knowledge of a Maru around to help out. Perhaps not to make important decisions but one could not deny the unique and useful skills that Stannis brought to the table. "Consider yourselves deputized as temporary ambassadors. I authorize you to offer Onu-koro a mutual defense agreement in which both sides agree to help the other take control of their darkwalk. If additional incentives are required then you are also authorized to offer up to fifty thousand widgets to help Onu-koro outfit an expeditionary force."
  9. Renaka - Po-koro - Her House IC: "That would be most appreciated, Toa Stannis. The more help we can get the better. Watchtowers will be of limited usefulness in the darkwalk but regular fortifications will be erected as we progress. they will act both as fallback points and protection against ambushes from the rear." One of the many documents on the desk in her office was a list of known rahkshi powers. Enough people had seen them in action both during the major attacks on the koros and inside of the darkwalks themselves for a few to be confirmed. It was by no means exhaustive but the simple fact that they were adept tunnelers told her not to treat the walls of their planned battleground as inviolable. Her gaze turned towards Muir next. There was a fair amount of subtext in his statement and while she didn't exactly need his approval in the endeavor that did not mean that his insights should be turned away. "I expect the most aid to come from Onu-koro and Ta-koro, if we get any at all. Ko-koro is still rebuilding and in no shape to launch military expeditions. Le-koro fights in the air and Ga-koro fights on the water. The smaller settlements may send help but not in the numbers we require. Onu-koro is both adept at tunnel fighting and one of our largest trading partners. Plus, "She added with a wry smirk. "They always love showing off their latest products. We can make use of that."
  10. Renaka - Po-koro - Her House IC: The Maru's comment got a nod of acknowledgement. Even with the koro's recent advancements this was a bold undertaking to say the least. Without the rapid technological gain of the last few months she wouldn't even have considered such a bold move. "I want to provide as much mechanized support as possible. It's the only advantage we have things brings a matoran even close to a rahkshi in capabilities. Unfortunately we don't have any weapons that can fight on their own so any such move would require a significant manpower investment by the Sentinels. If possible I'd like to get help from the other koros for the initial push."
  11. Renaka - Po-koro - Her House IC: The unspoken message was met with a nod. Muir would tell the truth, but not carelessly. She could work with that. So she moved back over to the table. This time standing at the head of it with her arms crossed. It was clear that the pair's time here was much more limited than before. The akiri's gaze swept over everyone gather. Measuring them each and weighing their trustworthiness. Finally she spoke. "A Toa seal would be an effective method of doing that. As would collapsing the thing using stralix charges and our local Toa. The problem is that such a move would be a temporary solution at best and cause more problems in the long term. Makuta and his rahkshi made that tunnel once. They can easily do so again. This time the entrence could come out somewhere much worse. Inside the koro, maybe even directly in the Sentinel Bastion itself. My plan is to take the darkwalk but leave it an open so that our enemy think he still has a chance to take it back. I will turn that place into a death trap that drains the Maluta's forces to the very dregs."
  12. Renaka - Po-koro - Her House IC: "Before I answer that I have a question of my own." Orange eyes narrowed slightly as the akiri of Po-koro turned to regard the crystaline toa. It wasn't every day that someone interrupted her. Even rarer that it happened in her own home. So there may have been a certain level of extra intensity behind her gaze as she pinned it on the much larger man. Now that she looked closer at him something clicked in her mind. There's had been another set of files. One of known and suspected foreign agents. That list was still safely locked up in a secure location. "I'm not much in the habit of keeping secrets. They pile up block by block until you've surrounded yourself in a tomb of hidden knowledge. I'm also not in the habit of telling people important information that could end up influencing thousands of people when I don't even know their name. So again. Granite's truth, who are you." On the beginning of that last sentence her eyes had switched to Muir. They were a local idiom. Granite was heavy and solid. Once it was set down you knew that it wouldn't change or shift. To tell someone granite's truth was to set it all on the table. You could hear it said anywhere from the bazaar to the courtrooms of the koro. The as of yet unnamed toa could likely spin up a half-believable tale if confronted with such a demand. The lawyer on the other hand was somewhat different if she'd judged him correctly. At the core of it knowing people was half her job. Put the right person in the right place and they could accomplish wonders. She'd been watching both guests all through the discussion but most of her attention had been on Muir. The scales of justice in the man's heart were made of protosteel and balanced on the finest of edges. At least that's the impression she got. A call for truth like this was direct but she needed that last bit of certainty. It was easy to push for absolute truth when someone else was paying the price. It was often very different when one was called upon to give information that might put them at a disadvantage.
  13. Renaka - Po-koro - Her House IC: The discussion was clearly at an end. Each side has stated their case and made rebuttals.Without a true arbitrator this was as far as things would go between the lawyer and the Maru. So when the former turned to her she nodded and stood up. Speaking as she moved towards the doorway. Her bodyguard one step behind her. His orange eyes sliding from one toa to the other as they moved. It was unlikely that these people would make any rash decisions but he was payed to be paranoid and things often went awry when tempers were high. "Of course. Please allow me to show you out." It was a flimsy pretext to be able to talk to the investigator alone. In truth she didn't really care if everyone in the group could see right through it. Duplicity was something she could practice at need. yet her Po-matoran nature inclined her toward more blunt and straightforward routes to get what she wanted.
  14. Renaka - Po-koro - Her House IC: As unexpected as it was this conversation was turning into the highlight of her day. Well honed political instincts told her that every word here was being chosen precisely and with specific intent. It was like watching a regional kohli match instead of the scrimmages that were her usual board meetings. So far she had been content to simply sit back and watch the byplay as the host. It was surprising what one could learn simply by being quiet and letting people talk. Of course she was interested in the discussion for more reasons than simple academic entertainment. Ko-koro was starting to gain a rather unfortunate reputation. She had nothing against Ko-Matoran but when one of the island's city-states follows up two dictators with a weaponsmith only a fool wouldn't take notice. So if there was some issue with their premiere Toa team that was something she needed to be aware of. In much the same way a lot of Toa Stannis' decisions had been coming into question lately. When your greatest accomplishment comes undone all on its own people tend to take a closer look at things they once would have let slide. This didn't seem to be an inquisition against Stannis. More a passing swipe as the pair of toa went on to other things.Muir had a reputation as keen investigator and truthful to a fault. Any insights he might have on her koro's protector would be worth listening to. She would have to find some time to speak to him later. Now was not the time to interrupt their conversation. Kale Ironshaper - Ostia - The Fowadi IC: It took an effort of will not to visibly wince at his companion's statement. He didn't know all the details but he knew enough for the reaction to be worth it. Instead he continued on without focusing on the slip. Eyes slightly narrowed, although if that was in consternation or thought was up to whoever looked at him. "We definitely need more information. I think I heard the others saying something about going to see Stannis as they were leaving? Not sure. They were walking past and I was busy talking to one of the new recruits at the time."
  15. Renaka - Po-koro - Her House IC: Interest showed clearly on the Akiri's face as she watched the verbal sparing. It was clear that the legal consultant was here to dig for answers of some kind. Stannis also seemed to be playing it purposely obtuse. Either he wasn't a fan of the passively adversarial tone of the conversation or he knew exactly what the other man was talking about and had a reason to keep it a secret. That latter option brought up a slew of followup possibilities. some of them benign, other less so. The name in question was not one she was familiar with. Unless the hospital needed something she usually stayed out of their way. They were doing good work and she saw no reason to watch over their shoulder. That was was an easy way to throw a metaphorical spanner into the metaphorical workings.
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