Had a prettyinteresting sort of evening Wednesday. Started out running into Kialthos outside the Shady Lady just as he was gearing himself to head inside, grab a drink. Been a little wary of that place since I got back to Stormwind, sort of crowd that seems to’ve started hanging around inside lately, but figured I’d tag along all the same. Spent a while hanging around in there. Did some talking, ‘bout the situation with the Quel’talan mostly. How it is we’re gonna go about getting it back once we’ve gotten enough other concerns cleared out of the way to look at doing as much. Kialthos mentioned at one stage that he could look at sorting out a ship of some kind to help out with it, provide some naval support if we need it. Have to say though, I was a little distracted by the sounds coming out of the alley behind the bar. Sounded like there might’ve been a fight of some kind getting on, someone getting into some kind of trouble with the regulars. Something about her eavesdropping on them, maybe. Don’t know for certain. Made me a little wary, whatever the case. Think it was when the death threats started getting thrown around that Kialthos took an interest. Two of us headed out to take a look at what was going on, had Sarah arrive just after, but whatever’d been going on, it was over by that stage. Was kinda worried there might’ve been a kidnapping or something. Sarah was talking about going to the guards when all of a sudden Imon showed up. Been years now since last I saw her…not sure I’ve run across her ever since the Red Knights. Anyway, turned out she’s working as a healer for the people who were involved, didn’t think there was anything happening that’d be worth taking to the authorities. Wasn’t entirely sure whether or not to believe her on that, but turned out to be right. Woman who sounded like she’d been having trouble came waltzing out the door a few moments later. Good thing, really…wouldn’t have wanted to just leave somebody in a situation like that, but at the same time, don’t know I wouldn’t have wanted to get caught up in that myself.
Spent a little while just hanging ‘round outside the bar once that all got wrapped up. Kialthos took it as his opportunity to ask Sarah about the whole casual sex thing he’s had on his mind this past little while. She wasn’t interested. Hadn’t expected she would be, to be honest, although reason turned out to be different than I’d expected. As it happens, already has herself a new relationship. Turns out that she and Iadric’ve been together for about a month now. Ever since that date auction the Haethons put on a while back. Think he bought her to keep this creepy noble type from doing the same and things just kinda developed from there. Think Kialthos and myself were the first they’ve told. Seems like that’s the new trend lately, keeping relationships a secret from your friends…no idea how the hell they’ve managed it, way they started fidgeting and looking at each other when the topic of relationships came up. Think Kialthos was kind of insulted they didn’t come clean when he started catching on. Walked off in a huff. Don’t know I’m too happy to’ve been left out of the loop myself, but have to say, was funny as hell hearing them try to justify keeping things quiet. Got all flustered, started talking about how there were missions and everything going on, how they’re coworkers. Something from Sarah about me being like her dad. Guess it is a little understandable they wouldn’t want it spreading too rapidly, considering how Gwen’s likely to feel when she hears the news. Don’t know how Matthes’ll react. Still, think it’s good it’s at least a little out in the open now. Just hope it winds up going well for the two of them. Don’t think either of them’ve had too much in the way of luck with relationships lately, between Matthes’ disappearances and a couple of relationships now that Iadric’s had break up on account of people being too busy with work to hold them together. Figure it’d be good for the both of them to have a bit of a change from that.
Went wandering after the two of them headed off. Wound up stumbling into Alliste, of all people. Found her hanging around the Dwarven District. While since last I saw her…don’t know the time’s been all that good to her, state her mind seemed to be in. Kept looking over her shoulder, talking about things that like to hang around in the shadows. Had it together just enough to tell me about a job she was hoping I’d take on. Wanted a knife and some chains, ones that’d be fit for enchanting. Didn’t say for what, although I’m guessing it might’ve had something to do with these benefactors she mentioned at one point. Whatever the case, seemed to want them pretty bad, so figured I’d see what I could do for her. Didn’t seem like too big of a job to take on. Just hope it’s nothing too shady she has in mind…speaking of old friends, also wound up running into Halanden while I was out there. Had that Orik guy with him. Showed up while I was talking to Alliste. Two of them seemed pretty keen on getting a drink of some kind after she ran off. Figured Eunie wouldn’t have been too happy with me having guests over, it being midnight and all, so we just headed on over to the Keg for a bit. Can’t say I was the best for conversation with as late as it was by that point, but good to spend some time with them all the same. Halanden especially, considering how long it’s been since last I saw him. Don’t know what he’s been up to all that time, but whatever it was, he’s showing his age a lot more nowadays than he was last I came across him. Still, doesn’t seem to be slowing down much. He and Orik were talking about picking up this salvaged zeppelin and heading up north in the morning. Planning on helping Araian out with this Argent Crusade business he’s been getting into lately. Something about besieging an old keep full of cultists. Hope they get on alright with it. Sure they will. From the sounds of things, got the right people for the job.