The woman seems to relax a bit at the assurances that you aren't assassins sent to destroy the murderer.
- Can you tells us what are the event that led him to get exile?
"Well, it was his involvement in the Institute that led to his exile, he was always interested in exploring and with the nearby portals, Vilk had a nearly endless opportunity to do so. However, when he brought in the son of the Moulet family into the group and went on one of his expeditions, that was the beginning of the end. You see, the society has a goal of claiming "unclaimed" arcane sites. During one of these trips, they found what they thought was an old, abandoned necromantic ritual site, but unfortunately, it was not. An angry spirit had haunted the place, the soul of one sacrificed upon its dark altar and it used that situation to take out its anger on the living. The son, Banton, was overwhelmed by the creature and in fear, Vilk ran back through the portal here to town." she says
- How did his exile happen?
"That in and of itself wouldn't be enough to have him sent away, but the political might of the Moulets was quite strong back then. The merchant and his son had acted as witnesses in the trial, despite not being anywhere near the site that day. The judge, Cevianna Pradowca, presided over the trial, and I'm sure took some payment for a rigged trial and verdict." she says
- Are you aware of anyone still living that had implication in his exile?
"Well, as you noted that the victims were all involved in the exile, the only one remaining is the judge that I'm aware of. The Moulets eventually left town after a nasty incident involving the patriarch and a young boy from the temple that became public....too bad about that" she says with a wry grin.
- What was his habit while he was with you?
"well, he'd leave for weeks at a time, much like I'm sure you gentleman do, and come and go as he pleased. He frequented his home, with his books and notes and research, although that was confiscated by the town and sold off" she replies.
- Did he frequent places regularly?
"Only here and his home when in town" she says
- On a more personal note, how did your relation start.
"Well now, aren't you getting a little personal?" she says with a chuckle, "Well, he was a client at first, apparently needing a bit of ... release.... after his expeditions, but unlike others, he was different. His mind was sharp, and we could talk for hours into the late hours of the night...." she says.
- What kind of relation you had with him?
"Well, we were lovers, but I like to think that we were more than that, even if he never seemed to want to take it any further"
- How did your relation end?
"Well, it ended with his exile. He was gone, I stayed. Before you judge, you have to understand, my entire life is in Fulcrum; My experience, my clients, all my family’s property. It killed me inside to lose him; I’ve never known a man like Vonran Vilk before or since, but my work and my life were more important then chasing a dream" she replies