The team makes their way to the Harbinger Embassy in Hyde. They noticed how well-kept and pristine the building looks compared to the other crude stone buildings in the city of Hyde.
While walking through the vast vaulted hallway of the embassy, Nightingale dwells on the significance of the men and women who become Harbingers in their world.
While on Middara, people do not age, but they also cannot bear children. This is why Harbingers are required. They are the life-force of Middara. Children are born and raised on Earth and then brought to Middara via the Harbingers. This system does not come without a fight though. Powerful god-like creatures ironically deemed “angels” protect Earth children from capture.
Nightingale snaps out of her deep thought as she approaches the front desk. Behind the counter is one of the oldest men on Middara she’d ever seen. He introduces himself as Lyle and asks what he can help with, and to be quick about it. The embassy is closing.
Nightingale reluctantly informs Lyle of her identity and demands that the Patel case be opened up again.
Lyle doesn’t believe that Nightingale is the second Princess of Elenia, and even if he did, Lyle tells her that there is nothing he can do. The foster mother died, she was the one who knew about the existence of Middara and the father isn’t going to just give his daughter away to strangers. At this point, the Harbingers are at a stand-still short of breaking into the house and kidnapping the girl. And as any “Princess of Elenia” would know, this is avoided at all cost. They’ve decided to sit on it to see if the situation changes.
Nightingale tells Lyle that due to her status, she has private Harbingers in the city of Elenia that she could recruit for the job and make it happen. Lyle only laughs and asks why she doesn’t just ask them before denying her demand once again.
Rook asks the Lyle if there is anything else they may be able to do for him to convince him otherwise. They are adventurers afterall.
Lyle’s demeanor immediately changes as he welcomes a bribe. Lyle tell the team that if they were to fetch him the rare “Corpse Lotus” from the nearby Corpse Pond, then he may be able to pull some strings.
The group asks why he wants a Corpse Lotus but Lyle only claims it’s worth a lot of money.
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