IC (Stacey): Stacey walked over to the scryers.
"Can I help you?" A kind looking young magician stepped up.
"Maybe" said Stacey. "I'm looking for my parents. The man who brought me here said that you could find them for me."
"Sure. Do you have anything to focus the magic, anything your parents owned, anything like that?"
"No, I'm sorry, I don't. Do I need something like that?"
"No, no don't worry about it. Do you know where they are likely to be?"
"No, I don't. I was abandoned at birth, left for dead in a forest."
"Actually, that's helpful. Do you know where that is?"
Stacey did her best to describe where it was. Macky piped in a couple times to help.
"Okay, take my hand." The two walked over to a scrying mirror. He concentrated for a few moments, saying words Stacey didn't understand and didn't try to figure out.
Flashes. Stacey saw the place she and Macky decribed, then a little baby. Two knights stood over it. One was black, carrying a bat sigil, the other green. He looked like a Forestman. Stacey felt Macky shiver. A moment passed, Then two.
"I don't see a life-thread-beginning in the forest for you." The scryer said. "That is the earliest moment. I'm going to try Dunnor - I assume the Forestman was just a guide."
A couple of haggard faces appeared on the screen. Their mouths opened as if in pain. Macky screamed and covered his eyes. The image changed, and a female face appeared, wearing green and carrying a sword. Touching a women's belly. Speaking. A man standing by.
The haggard faces appeared again, this time with mouths closed, sealed tightly shut. The green woman appeared again, pale and ghastly, surrounded by red. Stacey felt light-headed. Leaned against a table. breathed.
"Where?" Macky said, taking his paws off his eyes.
"Dunnor." said the magician. "I would advise against traveling there." Seeing Stacey's face of confusion, he added "It's the home of our enemy, Lord Basil."
"Great" Macky grumbled. "Rescue mission involving an enemy fortress, a pair of old people who can't ride and are likely half-dead, and a girl without any means of getting in. When can we start?"