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Meddler! Leave this place or perish.
You would assault our goods? Barbaric!
Did you wish to join the other corpses, Exile?
Don't make this harder than it has to be.
To think I just finished washing out the stench of prison.
Our dirty little deal is over, Exile.
Think I feel bad about what I did? Please.
I've long wanted to see how futile your cause truly is.
Back for more? How wonderful.
A Perandus is never alone.
Behold my machinery at maximum efficiency.
There is no avoiding your fate, Exile.
I only have to hit you with this once...
Trespassing is a crime, and criminals must be punished.
This property belongs to the Perandus, interloper! And the Syndicate.
How dare you attack my... our path to wealth.
What a dreadful mess.
This was meant to be done by now!
Gods, boredom will drive a man to do just about anything.
These grounds do not belong to you!
I've come to rescue you, savage. Thank me later.
Tora, your mark still walks. This is a problem!
You debauched overgrown toddler! Why does the Exile yet live?
I shouldn't have to do your job for you, assassin.
Here we are, Thane, fighting side by side, just as our ancestors did in the Labyrinth.
Typical. Just typical! Try not to cock this up.
Our territory needs better management.
This transport needs to be... redirected.
Such is my disdain for you, that I came down here.
Bad news, I'm afraid. The Exile's no longer the primary target.
I respect your conviction, Elreon, but our goals are at odds.
Sorry, Guff, but you're out. Too untrustworthy.
You're braindead, Hillock. It's time your body caught up.
Gravicius, let me remind you just what the Perandus name means.
Shame you can't go back to Ogham, Ezomyte. You don't belong here.
I'm quite sorry, but the political landscape has changed.
You moron. You should be defending me!
When the Lifegiver hears about this, you're done.
Fine. We'll handle your corpse, too.
This was supposed to be quick and easy.
I'm more than happy to defend my family's name. Try me.
What? We're on the same team!
Please don't splash whatever it is you're dripping with on me.
Then perhaps you should do something that will help me remember your name.
You I can handle myself.
You should know better than to stand in the way of a Perandus.
A Perandus never abandons good land.
We lose the carts, you lose your head.
Someone has some explaining to do.
How do you mess an ambush up this badly?
Do as I say, Karui, and we can keep the Eternal One out of this.
If my robes get ruined, Tora, you're squarely to blame.
The Brotherhood of Silence has always served my family well.
Simple Hillock, all you had to do was bash what I said.
Gravicius! You're the Sentari to my Chitus. You know what to do!
You know how this goes. Do what you're told and you'll be rewarded.
Well, it wasn't like you were ever going to win.
Nobody touches a Perandus' wealth.
Wonderful. Can we hurry this up?
I did it! All by myself...!
Remember this kindness, Exile.
My growing wealth remains secure.
Time's up, and you've got nothing to show for it.
No... I needed... this land...
This... is not good...
No more cells... you have to promise me...
You win... let's parlay.
To think... I worked with you...
Wait, let me think...!
I've never been so embarrassed.
What an absolute shambles.
You... went for the wrong person, Exile...
That was vivid. I see you're not one to bluff. Well, I'm not one to gamble. Okay, that - that's a lie, I love gambling, but not with my life. So, go on, what are you after?
A man of status has a way of bringing others up to his level, and what higher status is there than that of a Perandus? Yes, we're at odds, but consider, really consider, the benefits to you of not just having one but two men on the inside. One of them could even be a woman!
If you cut a Perandus, and you definitely should not do so, but if you do, we bleed diplomacy. Don't - don't test it. It's a metaphor. Put the knife away, and allow me to do what I was born to do: exchange information. If I whisper into the ear of a cohort, they will whisper into mine. And if you should overhear such whispers? Well, there's simply nothing I could do about that!
This work? This is grunt work. Look at me. Do I look like a grunt to you? Don't answer that. I didn't want to be doing this any more than you wanted me to. In fact, there's a job I've had my eye on for some time that I think you'll agree is much more suitable for a man of my stature.
The Syndicate is wonderful. It really is. If you weren't trying to kill all of us, I'd suggest you try it. Except I fear there's no more room... hmm... I know! I'll take a little leave of absence, and you can try it out for yourself! Might be tricky convincing the others, but, well, that won't really be my problem, will it?
My family name was once synonymous with intelligence, both of the mind, and of the... what's that ...thing called... espionage! Yes. Well, times may have changed, but we haven't. In exchange for keeping my lovely blood where it's meant to be, how about I tell you a few things you might find meaningful.
The Perandus family is not quite the goldmine it once was, but I myself am not entirely without items of value. Nothing is more valuable than the wonderful sound of my own beating heart, of course, so how about a good old fashioned pay-off?
Not the one I'd have chosen, but sure.
Thank you. Please put the knife down now.
Ah, nobleman's work. Lovely!
Just tell them I said it's fine for you to join. I'm quite popular. They may still try and attack you on sight, but can you really blame them?
Time to espionagerate. Espionify? Espi - time to talk!
Yes, yes... if anyone asks where you got such wondrous gifts, well, tell them it was me. Need to keep up appearances.
Oh Janus, you've really done it this time! Look at the situation you've got yourself in. You're an employee! Listen here, Exile. This whole organisation is flipped on its head. I should be running the thing! In fact... how about you let me go, and I put my silly little boss here in a more suitable role, and I take the plinth I was born to take.
Do you know how my family got to be so wealthy so long ago? Blackmail. Probably blackmail. It was... wait, was it? Actually, I'm not sure. I should check that, but I really think it was very likely blackmail. Anyway, I have a truly shocking amount of dirt on everyone here. Let me go, and I'll turn the Syndicate headquarters into a field... because of all the dirt.
If there's one thing I simply can't stand, it's dying. I'd do almost anything to avoid it. I'd go so far as to kill someone! Or get someone to kill someone on my behalf, anyway. Not overly fond of blood. Let me go, and I'll get the ol' ball rolling on that murder.
I love a bit of gossip, don't you? Who's rutting whom, who's been swiping gold from the coffers - me - who's been planning what where within the Syndicate... you know... gossip! Can't gossip if you're dead though. That is one of many things you cannot do when you're dead.
Haku is incorruptible, and that makes him extremely dangerous in a world of compromises and grey outcomes.
Leo's the kind of scrappy fighter who just won't give up. It's as impressive as it is dangerous. A clever individual like yourself would take any opportunity to force him to give in, I'm sure.
How often do you find yourself with an assassin from the Brotherhood of Silence at your whim? If you don't take advantage of such an opportunity, well, I simply can't be held responsible for whatever viciously sharp object ends up in your spine later.
Look, Guff's a nice guy, for a pirate. Have you ever met a nice pirate? A pirate who wasn't just waiting to 'plunder' the old 'booty' as they say? I certainly haven't.
General Gravicius still demands that we call him General. Anyone who cares that much about status makes my Perandus blood boil over. Please, show him just how much his rank is worth.
Yes, I'm a Perandus, but how much does that really mean anymore? Other Immortal Syndicate members are far more dangerous. I'm just charming.
I really do hate the idea of dying, but... oh, go on then. Get it over with.
A good nobleman will always die for their king or queen. Or boss.
I never thought I'd put my life before that of a friend, but here we are.
No. I will not go back to the cells. I refuse. You'll have to kill me. I'm serious.
Ha! Brilliant. Awful, really awful for me in particular, but brilliant.
Sometimes I wonder if my last name is a blessing or a curse.
Religion is for fools, holy man. At least power is real.
What? I'm innocent! Other than - oh.
I'd rather be a pathetic excuse for a man, Gravicius, than the monster you are.
Old grudges die hard, I guess. The brothers of Thanes, on the other hand...
You'll regret this. A Perandus always, always comes out on top.
Time to see how the paupers live I s'pose.
Absolutely not. No. No! Damn you, no!
What? Not even going to try to make another deal?
That was really, really, really, really mean.
Yuck! Damn. I got some on me.
You... shouldn't even be here! This shouldn't be allowed!