((Sorry, I know I'm dragging ass. It's for leiry, to give him the opportunity to catch up should he return as I hope.))
The questions from the gathered hands were feasble. He nodded, explained that he was wearing light mail on his torso, graves and otherwise his body was in normal cloth. It was fairly easy to guess what Cruciatus was thinking. "I have survived through 3 wars, countless battles, too many close calls with death. These Isles will surprise you at every turn. Thoug I assure you, my gardens here are safe. There is no natural danger in them."
With that, a couple guards came from a side room and ushered the group down a shot hallway with large stain glass windows on one side. Darkeye followed them behind, and soon they came to a large bolted door. The guards undid the bar that held it shut.
"My favorite garden." He said. As the door opened, they would see a large pool with bright blue, crystalline water that seemed to ripple outward endlessly. Colorful pixie like creatures flittered this way and that, hovering over the pool, diving back and forth from flower to pale white flower. One massive tree, toward the end of the wild garden stood out. It's bark a luminescent white with red leaves, that seemed to have a face. Hardly noticed, but there nonetheless. "Here, beyond this tree, down one of the paths. The moment we passed the tree we felt the calm. As we came to the first path, we saw the shadow, and my body froze, and the fear hit me. She continued down the path, I blacked out... she was gone."