r horses and got ready to leave.
Daerason was relieved that they were not going to teleport there because teleporting that many people and things at once would really cripple him for the day. The prince wore no armor, just his black leather tunic and his golden crown. The king didnt try too hard either.
They took the Black Road straight up north in silence.
Daerason disliked his fathers idea of asking the Nest people for help, they couldnt be trusted. The whole council of Dorne knew that much. Their bird transformation ability was a sneaky one, you could never really notice them flying above you with normal birds.
The road was long, peaceful and quiet. They were almost there. Two human sized birds glided over them then landed on their path. Their Dornishmen stopped. The prince let out a sigh then made a dull expression.
The two birds suddenly turned into two people, a woman and a man. They both bowed at the sight of the king and Daerason looked away.
”Welcome Your Grace ” said the female, ”lord Isiah is expecting your arrival ”
”I guess we
e just in time ” said Dorian, ”lead the way then ”
The two Nest people lead them to their city, The Nest. They passed through the walls around it that had a statue of two giant birds at the entrace gate. They walked in the city and till they reached the palace where they met Lord Isiah Stronghold and his wife Lady Nia Stronghold.
They both bowed at the sight of the king, ”King Dorian, welcome to the Nest. The king went off his horse and shook the lords hand. ”Its my pleasure being here ”
”It has been so long, i trust everything is well? ” Isiah said.
”Ive seen better days ” said the king.
”Please, let us talk inside, you all must be really exhausted from your trip here. Please follow me. ” The rest of the Dornish got off from their horses and followed the Lord of the Nest into his palace.
Isiah invited them in the dining room where his maidens have prepared a meal for them all. Its like Isiah knew how many of them were coming, the plates were exactly six for the Dornish. The table was full, Daerason looked around at the Dornish he had came with, then his eyes narrowed at the Nest people who dined with them.
”Im sure youve met Robin and Raven ” Isiah said, introducing the two that lead them to the Nest. ”My wife Lady Nia, ” he introduced his wife then his two sons Triton and Gregg that was present. His elder son was absent, Daerason noticed.
”And these are my trusted Lieutenants, Lianna Swallow, ” he introduced a young girl with orange hair, ”Jewell Sparrow, ” Jewell was a man with blonde hair and a scar over his cheek, ”Xavier Crane, and Amanda Winfield ”
”A pleasure to meet you all ” said the King, ”Im sure you all know who we are ”
”Oh we do ” said Lord Isiah drinking his wine, ”So to what do i owe this visit? ”
”The Dornish need your aid ” said Dorian
”You want our help? ” Isiah giggled, ”I never thought Id see the day. With what can we possibly help you with? ”
”Visual ” said the king, ”We have two fugetives on the loose but they escaped to the Land of Winter. ” Karl Smit gave Isiah the posters that had the fugetives faces on them.
”So you want us to capture them for you? ” Isiah laughed.
”No ” said the king, ”i need you to observe them for me until they leave the Winter Land. They are bound to sail out of there ”
”Hm…a spying mission ” said Isiah. Well you came to the right place King Dorian, the Nest is known for its stealthiness. But you should know that this king of task is very expensive. My birds could freeze to death in that ice box of a place. ”
”I am aware ” said the king, pulling out a bag of gold,diamonds and silver and tossing it on the table. Allister pulled out another bag of riches and so did Sir. Ruth. Now there were three bags of riches.
”I believe that will do? ” Dorian said.
”But that is not the type of payment i had expected my King ” Amanda spoke. Everyone looked at her, ”we will take the gold, and the No Mans Land you took from the minotaurs ”
Robin sat next to Raven at the table opposite the Dornish. When Amanda demanded the possession of No Mans Land he saw the prince cough, choking on his drink.
”Excuse me? ” Dorian said, ”How do you know about No Mans Land?
”When you spend most your life in the sky you see the most interesting things on the ground ” Isiah giggled and looked at Amanda, ”Isnt that so? ”
”Indeed it is ” Amanda smiled then faced back at the prince.
Robin sat quietly at the table watching how everything unfolded. Jewell and and Lianna also just watched the show in silence.
”Why do you want it? I have plans for that place ” said the king.
”Me too ” said Isiah, he looked at the porters of Dornes fugetives, ”What do you want with a girl with beautiful like this? ” The Lord of the Nest laughed aloud.
”Thats none of your business ” said the king.
”Exactly ”said Isiah, ”So is my use for No Mans Land ” he leaned back on his seat still eying the king looking as bold as ever.
The Dornish chattered exchanging looks.
”So what will it be? ” Isiah asked.
There was a silence in the dining room. Amanda whispered, ”Oh look at them all, they thought they could just buy us over with gold ” she scoffed, ”they got another thing coming. If Dorian really wants that Pnevma girl for himself then he will bend to our terms ”
Guess Amanda and Isiah already thought this through huh thought Robin.
The Dornish stopped their chattering then faced the Nest people boldly.
”We accept your terms ” the king sighed, almost embarrassed. Isiah let out a smile, ”In exchange for gold and No Mans Land we accept to help you then people if Dorne ”
Robin saw the prince gritting his teeth but said nothing.
”I will send four of my trusted Lieutenants to the Winter Land tomorrow ” said the lord of the Nest, ”they will locate your fugetives for you and you will be able to watch, with this ”
Xavier came with a crystal ball on a pillow, ”With this ball youll be able to see through their eyes what they see thanks to the enchanted necklaces that we have. ”
The king nodded. Isiah added, ”These will be your eyes in the Land of Winter- Robin, Lianna, Jewell and Raven ” the four of them stood up.
After some time the sun had set,the negotiations were over and the Dornish had left.
”Bloody cold up there
” Jewell complained. They were talking outside that night. Lianna laughed,
”Don tell me you
e scared of alittle snow ”
”We will face tougher missions ” Robin said calmly, ”This is just a stepping stone ”
”Gon be one cold stone to step on ” Jewell mumbled.
”Look at the bright side The Nest acquired new land to expand ” said Amanda.
”Easy for you to say, we get send to weird places while you sit here comfortably ” Jewell barked at Amanda.
”The perks of being adorable ” said Amanda, ”yall better get ready. Its gonna be a long day tomorrow ”
The following day they all got ready. They said their goodbyes then took to the skies heading for the Boarders