Narration is up a little early. Remember, the first night doesn't end until Monday at 11:00 EST.
Monday, October 1st: A Few Papers
The noblemen of the court of Ivalice broke once again as the sun began to set, on the first day of October. Almost two weeks had passed since the death of King Omdoria, who had collapsed at his sonâ€™s birthday celebration. A decision had still not been made as to who the rightful heir would be, Soren mused, and as to who would be appointed Regent. Many of the nobles sided with Prince Goltana of the Black Lion, who was supporting Princess Ovelia with all of the strength he could muster. Just as many, however, were under the impression that Prince Larg of the White Lion was correct, in that Prince Orinas was the true heir to the throne. At the rate things were currently going, they would reach all-out war in a very short matter of time. Soren leaned on the banister leading down to the halls and sighed, nodding to a group of nobles as they passed by. Another noble approached, though Soren wasnâ€™t quite sure of his name. He continued to look over the banister at the departing council below, shaking his head.
â€œWorried that we wonâ€™t reach a result? Theyâ€™re making a right mess of thisâ€¦â€ the approaching man chuckled, stopping just behind Soren. He shrugged, not wishing to commit to any particular point of view. â€œHave some things here Iâ€™ve been passing out to the various members of the councilâ€¦just some interesting readings from the Glabados church. Take a look, Iâ€™ll stop by later tonight to ask what you think.â€ Pausing for a moment, Soren accepted the book from the man. If nothing else, it would be entertaining for the night.
That very night, Soren pored through the book, about the history of the Zodiac Braves. A king had found a secret way to summon a Magic God from the netherworld, but when he tried to use that power, the God killed the king and tried to destroy the worldâ€¦the Zodiac Braves were twelve warriors that defeated his devils and banished the Magic God. The Zodiac Braves were said to have holy powers given to them by twelve Holy Stonesâ€¦He turned the page idly and a few small, folded pieces of paper fell out of the book, and as his eyes scanned the paper, they became wider and wider.
â€œThe Holy Stones arenâ€™t what they seem at all. This is all wrong!â€ Soren waved the papers in the manâ€™s face after the next council meeting. â€œMaking a contract with them? Theyâ€™re nothing more than demons!â€ He paced back and forth quickly, looking over the papers again briefly. â€œWe have to find them. We have to find them and get rid of them.â€ Soren folded the papers quickly and pocketed them and heard a slight chuckle from behind him. â€œIâ€™m afraid thatâ€™s not an option.â€ The man smirked, and Soren froze. â€œWhat do you mean thatâ€¦â€ is all he got out, before he looked down and saw the sword going through his chest. He unconsciously mumbled some words, falling to his knees, as the man leaned forward and whispered in his ear. â€œI was hoping you would accept our deal, but we will just find another fool. Iâ€™m sure you will still prove useful.â€ Soren laughed one final laugh, thinking that at least he wouldnâ€™t have to watch more useless council drivel.
When Sorenâ€™s body was found, sword still though his torso, in the middle of the nearest river, supporters of both Larg and Goltana were quickly at each otherâ€™s throats. It must have been one of the forty two present council members that day; at least they had a start to go with. The council simply had to find out who did it before it was too late.