((Apologies, folks. Been a tad busy. Anywho, yes, Viper and I discussed some innovations to the storyline and he will be taking the role of one of the gathered mercenaries at the Manor.))
Darkeye thought a moment, trying to regather his memories of the passed event tat turned his world upside down. He knew it was in the garden, he knew that he was with his wife, walking in silent bliss. The feeling though... The feeling was so difficult to describe.
"For a brief moment, for the first time since ever being in the Isles, I felt calm. For once, I could suppress my rage, my anger, my fears of this land and I could think from a calm state of mind. For a few moments I was at peace." Darkeye said, looking at the floor, his arms crossed. "Then, as we felt compelled to enjoy this calm, to keep on walking further and further through the gardens, we came upon unnatural shadows. They called to me, speaking in alien tongue, whispering nonsense and... fear took me. As fear overcame my senses, it began to devour my mind. I could not stand straight, speak, move, nothing as my wife continued forward, unphased. That was the last thing I recall. Now, as either my men or myself venture into the gardens, this shadow is nowhere to be found."
((Grand Viper, the mercenary we agreed upon you taking over has yet to be described. It is the other, unmentioned female mercenary and I am leaving that part of the plot to you.))