Recent content by Logan Banick

  1. Logan Banick

    Private Tales The Beautiful Trappings

    "Another game, my Lord?" Logan smiled and let out a good-natured chuckle. "You're quite the adept hand at playing Castles, Reiner," he said to the servant. "My ego has taken an impressive lashing today." A humble little smile from Reiner. "You've won twice, my Lord." And Logan's chuckle...
  2. Logan Banick

    Private Tales In the Balance

    Till liked to pride himself on his instincts, but...sometimes, you were just caught off guard. Complacency was the worst enemy of them all in this business, and his venture into Vel Anir hadn't made him antsy enough it would seem. Because it all just happened so fast. The woman came in. And...
  3. Logan Banick

    Private Tales The Patrician's Edification

    "No," Logan said, echoing Olvir's answer. "No I..." he cleared his throat, "have not." Ophelii could well have been voicing Theodore's own concerns, or the concerns of Logan's mother before she passed away. Though in truth, neither he nor Gabriel were pressured as much as Cecil and Walter to...
  4. Logan Banick

    Private Tales In the Balance

    How was it that passion could sleep so soundly, slumbering but for the occasional grace of a restless night's wistful excursion, and awaken so powerfully? All it took was a moment and, as it were here and now, a kiss. Logan returned it in full, kissing Kai as if time had rewound two years and...
  5. Logan Banick

    Private Tales The Patrician's Edification

    Unbeknownst to Logan, the question was far less difficult for him to answer. "Indeed I do." Though he had found his calling in the North, Logan never forget where he came from. Much did he owe to his father, his mother, to his brothers and to the rest of the House Banick family at large for...
  6. Logan Banick

    Private Tales In the Balance

    This brief moment, the feel of Kai's arms around his neck and her fingers running gaily through his hair, would be one he would have to hold onto for long while, he thought, at least until the Vestigare did indeed figure this mess out. He nodded to all she said. Raised a hand. Let his fingers...
  7. Logan Banick

    Private Tales The Patrician's Edification

    Logan was a trifle struck by the question. It was his first impression that perhaps Ophelii was more traveled than her fellow Haedui, or had through some other means gained a familiarity with Anirian politics. So strong was this impression that it didn't occur to Logan until later that she...
  8. Logan Banick

    Private Tales In the Balance

    Logan understood, and he said as much. At the present moment, it was best to go along with the everything, to extend a measure of faith to the system of Anirian law in the hope that justice would eventually prevail. Should things take another turn for the worst? Then he would have to fight. Then...
  9. Logan Banick

    Private Tales In the Balance

    Logan shook his head. "I've not met a man by that name in my life." Ellory Ashford
  10. Logan Banick

    Private Tales In the Balance

    "I wish I could be of more assistance in that matter," Logan said. "But, if Garron is truly behind this, I cannot say with any certainty what his motivation might be for kidnapping, outside of the usual ransoming. I cannot even say whether or not Garron merely happened upon the aftermath of...
  11. Logan Banick

    Private Tales The Patrician's Edification

    Gallik looked quite pleased with what Olvir had to say. "Your father is wise man. Yes, we of the Haedui welcome Anirian friends. We fear another attack is coming, and we fear not enough Haedui warriors to defend." "With the Anirian Guard backing your warriors, together we will deliver the...
  12. Logan Banick

    Private Tales In the Balance

    Logan nodded, thankful for Ellory's diligence in this matter. It would have been temptingly easy to simply ride the wave of accusation, as Garron did. Pah, Garron. He would get to him in a moment. He steadied himself. Said as preamble, "I will say that it aggrieves me to speak so of my family...
  13. Logan Banick

    Private Tales In the Balance

    Logan took in a breath of air and let it out in a staggered huff. "Old enmities, I am sorry to say, still abound in this new age. This fabrication may not have even been against myself in particular, but aimed more generally at House Banick as a whole." Like any noble House of Vel Anir, or any...
  14. Logan Banick

    Private Tales In the Balance

    "Gladly." Logan straightened himself up in his seat and began. "I, my brother Walter, and my cousin Garron all arrived at Philomina Pirian's gala together. We were greeted upon our arrival by Mina Pirian herself. It was here in speaking with Mina that Kailani Tal'deneshaar came forward to greet...
  15. Logan Banick

    Private Tales In the Balance

    There it was. The one incriminating handkerchief which Garron had (all too readily, in Logan's opinion; with family like him, who even needed foes?) seized upon to be the "helpful citizen" and point the Guard toward him. What was the rationale? That Logan had hired some thugs and paid them in...