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"You're not sneaking away again," Quaraun said to ZooLock, who had crawled under the table and tried to get to the front door.
ZooLock glumly came back to the table and sat down next to his Elven captor.
"Now then," Quaraun addressed Mallac again. "Ellreekii. When I asked, what she looked like. I meant, describe her to me. Was she tall? Short? Pale? Dark? Blond? Redhead? Green eyes? Blue eyes?..."
"She had blue eyes?"
"No, she was blue."
"Every inch of her was blue."
"Blue skin, darker blue hair, blue eyes, really, really, wicked long blue ears. I mean long ears. Her ears must have been a foot tall above her head. Just like yours. Always wore blue gowns, all embroidered in silver and trimmed in white fur..."
"She's from the Deep North," Unicorn said as he came back to the table eating what appeared to be the arm of a waiter. "What ya is describing is the traditional dress of the Moon Elves."
"Except she was blue, not white," Mallac said.
"Which is Frost Elf."
"No," Quaraun corrected Unicorn. "Frost Elves are white like us. Crystal Elves are blue."
"What she was, doesn't matter," Mallac said impatiently.
"Yes, actually, it does."
"Because the people you have named are Thullids."
"No they weren't."
"You gave Thullid names."
"No I didn't."
"Yes. You did."
Mallac protested Quaraun's assertion that he was speaking Thullid, but Quaraun had once again stopped listening. Quaraun's mind was drifting again. He was troubled by the things Mallac said. Not the murders, but rather the inconsistencies he described about the victims. Mallac's story wasn't adding up right. He had said he had never seen an Elf before. Yet he was describing several dead Elves. He said only two half-Elves were in town and then said they had problems with a large ban of half-Elf thieves. And he struggled to describe the murder victims without randomly speaking Thullid words, that he was apparently unaware he was saying.
"Summoner of Darkness?" Quaraun once again joined the conversation but, doing so by responded to what Mallac had said a half hour ago.
"What?" Mallac was uncertain what Quaraun meant.
"You called him The Summoner of Darkness?"
"Yes. You called him the Summoner of Darkness."
"Yeah. That's what he calls himself."
"What's does that mean?"
"I don't know. He runs around saying he's summoning some ancient elder god demon thing..."
"An Elder god? You mean a Chaos Demon?"
"Yeah, something like that. I don't know. I never paid much attention. He just keeps talking about how he's calling up some god Demon thing."
"Indeed. And is he?"
"Like I said, the man's crazy."
"When one finds dead bodies along side the home of someone who claims to be summoning Demons, I would think they would be your first suspect."
"You'd have to believe in Demons first."
"HeelBorne obviously believes in Demons."
"So you believe in Demons?"
"That's not what I said."
"Listen, HellBorne's crazy. He run