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    Tar-Karas is an oasis town near the Great Wall of the Azure Empire. It's warmer than most other places in the Blue Desert, there is food and water for everyone and a somewhat nice place to live unless you get on the Emperor's face.
    Of course, 'not venerating me as if I'm a god' is already getting on the Emperor's face, so most people are not exactly happy in Tar-Karas, even though trade is going fine.
    The Resistance had a base in Tar-Karas, a few months ago. Their leader was killed and gutted by the empire quite easily, though. Now, they were trying to start anew. Gabriel had been there for a while and managed to find a safe hideout. There, he had to receive the new members who would under his command and inform them they already had a new mission - one of the Emperor's sons, Yazad the Ruthless, apparently had a secret lover in town. That was the perfect opportunity to get him with his guard down.

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    I'd like a Bardic Knowledge check. Seeing as how he's one of the sons of the Emperor, and thus a potential candidate for that lofty position, he would certainly be a notable person, if not legendary.

    So, pray tell, what manner of glory does this Yazad, known as 'the Ruthless' by his foes, wreath himself in? Does he wade gloriously into battle, shoulder to shoulder with his fellow soldier? Does he wear odd bits of garb which strengthen him in combat, taking on aspects of this or that thing? Is it his mind whom his enemies should fear? Does he prefer a tactical flank to an outright attack? Does he draw upon the power of chancy spirits, using circles and diagrams of power to coerce their cooperation?

    For the Son of the Emperor must surely have many grand and glorious tales of victory and conquest. With an epitaph declaring his ruthlessness, surely this man's man, this epitome of masculinity, must have won that title in combat...

    For as the great General Sun Tzu once said... Know thine self, know thine enemy, and you have already won.

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    "You're the new blood, then?" the azurin male at the head of the table asks, frowning at the motley crowd. He is very monochrome- everything on him except a circle of runes around his brow and his glimmering blue eyes seems to be a shade of brown. Curled in the corner is something blue, with large dragonlike wings. He pays it no mind."I don't remember asking for quite so many elves." He manages to hold the disapproving look for about three more seconds, before his expression changes abruptly into a large grin, looking much more at ease than before. "Anyways, I'm Gabriel, and the blue thing in the corner is Verasali."

    The 'blue thing' uncurls slightly to reveal a female, elven in basic body shape, clad in what seems to be a robe and little else. The wings sprout out of her back. Her skin is like cerulean mercury, and her eyes resemble nothing so much as blue marbles. Long arms fold across her chest and her fingers are tipped with inch-long claws. "I am not a thing," Verasali says, glaring around at each of the people at the table in turn.

    "Fine, fine. Anyways, we're looking for Yazad's secret lover, because apparently people are never on guard when they've got romance on the mind. He'd be fairly vulnerable at least-no one brings guards on a tryst, especially not guards that have to report to their dad at the end of the day. I'd like to know your names, because I can hardly call you 'human', 'elf one', 'elf two', 'dragon guy', and 'beard guy'." It is clear Gabriel means well, but the last sentence isn't completely inoffensive. In the corner, Verasali mutters something that sounds a lot like 'Io preserve us' in an exasperated tone.

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    "You're the new blood, then?" the azurin male at the head of the table asks, frowning at the motley crowd. He is very monochrome- everything on him except a circle of runes around his brow and his glimmering blue eyes seems to be a shade of brown. Curled in the corner is something blue, with large dragonlike wings. He pays it no mind."I don't remember asking for quite so many elves." He manages to hold the disapproving look for about three more seconds, before his expression changes abruptly into a large grin, looking much more at ease than before. "Anyways, I'm Gabriel, and the blue thing in the corner is Verasali."

    The 'blue thing' uncurls slightly to reveal a female, elven in basic body shape, clad in what seems to be a robe and little else. The wings sprout out of her back. Her skin is like cerulean mercury, and her eyes resemble nothing so much as blue marbles. Long arms fold across her chest and her fingers are tipped with inch-long claws. "I am not a thing," Verasali says, glaring around at each of the people at the table in turn.

    "Fine, fine. Anyways, we're looking for Yazad's secret lover, because apparently people are never on guard when they've got romance on the mind. He'd be fairly vulnerable at least-no one brings guards on a tryst, especially not guards that have to report to their dad at the end of the day. I'd like to know your names, because I can hardly call you 'human', 'elf one', 'elf two', 'dragon guy', and 'beard guy'." It is clear Gabriel means well, but the last sentence isn't completely inoffensive. In the corner, Verasali mutters something that sounds a lot like 'Io preserve us' in an exasperated tone.
    I think you put your cart before the horse. He clears his throat, then makes a bow Allow me to introduce myself, I am Awzie. The rest of your name would probably only be confusing, but some call me by my initials, ACDC.

    Now, I would caution you, before charging in where angels fear to tread. Would a man with an epitaph 'the Ruthless' be falling in love in the first place? Granted, I have no doubt the title is, in every way, accurate, but just think a moment. What sort of man is it who willingly embraces such a title?


    His shudder is over-emphasized, clearly an overly-dramatic expression, but nonetheless one designed to prove a point.

    It could be a cleverly laid trap to exterminate the remains of the so-called 'Resistance', much good as it has done. After all, any zealous-minded boy who wishes to strike at the heart of the Empire would be falling all over themselves over this rumor. It would be a trivial thing for the Empire to set up a honey-pot in a snare. With a lady who is entirely expendable, perhaps even an unknowing dupe. It would be like the Empire to sacrifice people thusly.

    For a brief moment, his gaze hardens, remembered sacrifices of his former friends dance in his memories, a cold hatred wafting off like a chill wind. But only for a brief moment, before his face becomes stern, but animated.

    For that matter, if he is so ruthless, how has this knowledge come to pass by ears as humble as ours? No, I fear there is more to this rumor than meets the eyes. Let us do research on this esteemed prince, his habits and tactics, before we look into the reputed lady of the picture. I have no desire to bite off more than I can chew.

    Having said that...
    his voice as chill as the winter wind Give me a clear opportunity, not a trap nor a setup, and I'll kill him myself, with my own bare hands if necesary.
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    Jin

    Jin's grin is a bit more toothy than most people are comfortable with. "Dragon guy" would do, but my name is Jin, sometimes known as The Gardener, though I am but one of the many.

    Now, pardon me for being intrusive, but what is… she? Jin nods towards the big blue.
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    Gabriel opens his mouth to respond, but Verasali reacts first. "She has ears. I died a while ago, for the same cause you've signed up to fight for now. Due to various rituals and the actions of a mildly insane incarnate-" "Hey!" "-my soul is now housed in this constructed form made primarily of essentia and arcane magic, she says mechanically, seemingly oblivious to Gabriel's interruption. "Given that my body was crushed into a rather sandy pulp by the guards some years ago, it is quite unsuitable for any use at this point."

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    Jin

    Jin tilts his head. Well, that certainly is unusual. But, hey, you get to fight the good fight twice, that's quite something, eh?

    The tall figure turns back to others. So, do we know anything of this lover of that filthy mongrel?
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    Jin

    Jin tilts his head. Well, that certainly is unusual. But, hey, you get to fight the good fight twice, that's quite something, eh?

    The tall figure turns back to others. So, do we know anything of this lover of that filthy mongrel?
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    My friend, or at least enemy of my enemy, you are assuming that she is, in fact, in love with this... as you so appropriately phrased it, filthy mongrel. Although that is something of an insult to filthy mongrels, mind you.

    With a title like 'the Ruthless', it may well be that she is an innocent here, indeed could be a damsel in distress to rescue from his unwanted advances. For whom could really turn down a Prince of the blood, hmm? No matter how wretched and decayed that flow might stem from, and I certainly hope to find out how his blood flows one day, had she given any token of resistance, she would surely have been tortured in the most horrific means possible. She had no other choice.

    I'm not saying that this is the case, of course. Merely that we need data before we judge. Particularly when judging someone as harshly as claiming they fell in love with... that.

    Check your assumptions. In fact, check your assumptions at the door. The soundest tactical minds are most easily defeated when they are certain they know what is going on.

    At this point, all we know is that there is a rumor of a conveniently placed romantic engagement. I'd rather learn more about the target than the, at best, unwitting accomplice who has the unfortunate taste to fall for such a monster
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    "I'm Thenar" Thenar bowed slightly, as if to a superior, despite Gabriel's informal tone. However, he didn't feel very talkative after that, waiting as the others debated the proper approach Finally, he decides to pipe in. "I agree." He says, glancing Awzie in assurance. "Most people affiliated with the government aren't bad people. She's likely a victim like many others. We shouldn't run headfirst into what could be just a trap, especially when we don't know why his rumored lover is where she is. We need more information than this."
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    Oh, I never said "voluntary lover". Jin stretches his wings before continuing. I also note that you're making an assumption every time you refer to this person as "she".

    As for titles and nicknames, Jin shrugs, the Emperor's sons ought to know how to advertise, and how to false advertise.
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    "I agree, we definitely need a lot more information before charging into this," Gabriel says. "Now, does any one have any ideas about where to get this information? Rumors, now, are not particularly reliable sources, as Awzie has mentioned. However, rumors are what we have at the moment, and not many of those either. I also find myself in agreement with Jin; the sons of the emperor should know better than to reject an epitaph that inspires such fear in others."

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    Awzie shrugs Some prefer to rule by fear, others by respect. Fear will keep you in power for as long as you have the power to keep it. Respect will keep you in power for generations. If they wish to be short-sighted, we shall show them the err of their ways. Then again, if they ruled by respect, we'd have never been in this position in the first place, eh?

    He begins pacing the room, clearly impatient to act, yet smart enough to hold back

    It would be easiest to gather information about this beast we wish to bring down. After all, his glorious deeds should be a matter of public record, aye? And these will tell us the manner of his skill, which will tell us the manner we need to defeat him.

    Does he wade into battle, heedless of risks, dealing blows which would fell the mightiest foes? Fine, give him something false to vent his anger on, while the dagger slips from behind. For every tactic, there is a counter. But first, we need to know what tactics he uses.


    He sighs, finally landing heavily into a chair.

    As for this rumor, for this point, unless you have your own contacts in the area, I'm afraid I'm fresh new myself, the best we can do is keep our ears open and our mouths shut. No sense in giving ourselves away, eh? But if anyone does have such contacts, now would be a good time to use them.

    Perhaps we could learn more simply by going out among the citizens, and seeing what rumors are still flying?
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    I track, I sneak, I fight, but such scouring of information isn't among my strengths. Jin spreads his wings slightly to lean against the wall more comfortably, then, after a pause, addresses Awzie. Can you play that mandolin you're carrying? If you can, you could certainly go around asking about the mongrel's deeds on the guise of wanting to write a song of praise.

    If you're good enough, you might even get some of the powers that be to…
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    I track, I sneak, I fight, but such scouring of information isn't among my strengths. Jin spreads his wings slightly to lean against the wall more comfortably, then, after a pause, addresses Awzie. Can you play that mandolin you're carrying? If you can, you could certainly go around asking about the mongrel's deeds on the guise of wanting to write a song of praise.

    If you're good enough, you might even get some of the powers that be to…
    Jin pauses for a moment, then finishes his sentence, grinning, Sing, so to say.
    You track, you say? I can ask around about his deeds, in the hopes of writing songs of praise. You see if you can follow him. Shouldn't be hard. He's probably got a whole honor guard with him, shouldn't be hard to track their common movements, where he is taking up residence, that kind of thing. We meet back up and discuss what we find. Sound like a plan?

    Umm... we got a result from that Bardic Knowledge check I asked for earlier?
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    I tend to stand out in a crowd, especially around here, but I'll see what I can do. Anyone else familiar with sneaking?
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    Sheenekey, no luck on that bardic knowledge check.

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    The xeph looks slightly uncomfortable surrounded by so many people with whom he is unfamiliar. He'd been sent here through contact with a sympathetic person who'd found him hiding from the Emperor's guards, but he didn't know anyone. Despite himself, he represses his concerns, knowing that he needs these people for what they want to do (and there aren't many out there willing to take action like them). He goes to the place at the table where Gabriel, Awzie, Jin, and Thedar are speaking, acknowledges them with an inclined head and introduces himself,
    "I am Vach Sarinkan. Did you say something about needing someone skilled in stealth? I am more than adequate as a scout, sneak, and a set of eyes and ears that move unseen. I can go places where I'm not meant to be and get back out again.

    I agree that the most important thing we need to do is to get information. There's a lot to be said for seeing if this "lover" is someone we can make use of. What were you thinking of in particular? I can't say I know much of my way around this place, but you'll find I'm quite committed to the cause."
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    Gabriel shrugs. "Can't say I was thinking about much of anything specific. What we need is more to work with. Who is this mysterious lover? Where does she-or he, I suppose-meet with Yazad? If we can locate and manipulate the lover, whether that love is faked or not, we might be able to get Yazad." He tips backs in his chair as Verasali slowly uncurls from the corner and walks up to the table somewhat hesitantly.

    "There are obvious reasons I'm bad at stealth," she says, pulling at the tip of one large wing with her claws. "But I'm not horrible at it." Her expression shifts from somewhere between annoyed and amused to downright feral. Next to her, Gabriel stiffens as if in shock.

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    Gabriel opens his mouth, perhaps to interrupt Verasali, but she speaks before he can get out more than a squeak in edgewise. "I've fought what you, Jin, call the good fight well over a dozen times by now. As an eidolon, I literally cannot die until that one over there does," she says, tapping Gabriel on the nose with one long claw (was it shorter before? You can't quite remember). "I've been stabbed, shot in the eye, ripped to pieces, pummeled into the sand, dismissed, chewed on, and burned alive," she says, ticking the various methods of death off on her fingers. "And yet, I seem to be here still. Fascinating how that works. Immortality is never a bad thing. Now, my summoner isn't the best planner in the world, and death's done a number on my mind. But I'm sure one of you can figure out how to best utilize an immortal."

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    Jin picks his teeth absentmindedly. Are you edible? There's a lot of desert and awfully little prey out there. He then winks. Lets not go straight to the dying part, should be plenty to do before.

    So, Vach, was it, you'll blend in better than I do. The easiest thing that comes to my mind is to wander about the town. The mongrel and his entourage shouldn't be hard to spot, should they be here. We ought to tail them and see which places they visit, and why.

    Jin slowly flaps his wings, causing small whirls of air and dust to dance about. I may not blend into the crowds as easily, but I know a thing or two about hiding myself. We should divide the town between us, to try to see if the mongrel is here, and if we'll find him, Vach will tail him around, with me as a backup.
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    Gabriel shrugs. [COLOR="Navy"] "I've fought what you, Jin, call the good fight well over a dozen times by now. As an eidolon, I literally cannot die until that one over there does," she says, tapping Gabriel on the nose with one long claw (was it shorter before? You can't quite remember). "I've been stabbed, shot in the eye, ripped to pieces, pummeled into the sand, dismissed, chewed on, and burned alive," she says, ticking the various methods of death off on her fingers. "And yet, I seem to be here still. Fascinating how that works. Immortality is never a bad thing. Now, my summoner isn't the best planner in the world, and death's done a number on my mind. But I'm sure one of you can figure out how to best utilize an immortal."
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    Very interesting. Immortality, a thing most mortals would crave unto insanity. However, there is a very good reason why we do not wish to utilize your... ahhh... inability to be permanently killed. To whit: it would tip them off that someone IS spying on them.

    Ideally, we'd pull this off without anyone, not even Yazad, knew the identities of his killers. Speak With Dead is a simple Cleric spell, after all. For that matter, so is Raise Dead.

    That is another point that I'd like to bring up, by the way. It is cursedly difficult to kill someone and keep them truly dead, if that someone has access to the resources of an Empire. Heck, there's even rumors that the Emperor has, within his vaults, means and methods of bringing back the dead without needing the remains. If we succeed in our mission and slay this oppressor of people, he will likely be back to his old tricks within a week.

    However, it will bolster the morale of the oppressed, and let everyone know that wherever you have an oppressive tyrant, there are those who will stand up against them.

    We have a couple of individuals who specialize in stealth, and at least none of us clank around in 'here I am, shoot me now' armor. I'll try to see what I can find out about this villian, while those more suited to the task can see if they can track his movements.

    We'll also need to see if we can secure supply lines, sympathizers who are willing to 'lose' arms and armor for the right price. Casters willing to enchant things with 'no questions asked' in the contract. That sort of thing. Taking on an Empire is hard enough. Doing so without supplies is suicidal.

    Any ideas on where to begin?
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    About True Ressurection, since 9th level spells are as rare as artifacts, it's almost impossible to find it. Ressurection, on the other hand,can be cast by Healers.

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    About True Ressurection, since 9th level spells are as rare as artifacts, it's almost impossible to find it. Ressurection, on the other hand,can be cast by Healers.
    Yea, but this *IS* the Emperor's Son we are talking about. He's got resources not available to 99.99% of the rest of the world. Anything's possible.

    But yea, I forgot you aren't allowing over 6th level spells, post edited to reflect this concern in the proper light.
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    Kill all of his mongrels, and sow their ashes to the wind. Not even the Emperor's coffers are bottomless. Despite his brash tone, Jin sounds unconvinced by his own words, then continues with his usual grin. As for supplies, many paths are open to those with means. Without a doubt this Yazad is willing to support the cause, once we separate his head from his neck.
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    Vach regards the eidolon curiously, he didn't think he'd want immortality. After a while, what would be the point? Things would only get old and boring. He chose to keep this to himself as she recounted a number of deaths and trials that he hoped that he'd not have to personally endure.

    He is slightly put off by the viciousness that was coming from others. He also had a grudge against the Emperor, but he was less than enthused about "sowing the ashes" of his foes. He didn't think that it would be bloodless work, but that didn't mean he'd enjoy it.

    "As for where to start, I still think the most important thing is information. Perhaps if we can get an idea of what the Empire's position in this area is, then we can find a way to make the best of it. Perhaps find people who might have reason to act against them, but fear to do so openly and use them for supplies or news.

    Keep in mind that the moment we actually move against this Yazad, we need to have a plan. Not only will we need to get him without tipping him off beforehand, but as soon as he's dead the heat will truly be down upon us. Unless we're prepared, that'll be as far as we go."
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    Keep in mind that the moment we actually move against this Yazad, we need to have a plan. Not only will we need to get him without tipping him off beforehand, but as soon as he's dead the heat will truly be down upon us. Unless we're prepared, that'll be as far as we go."
    Awzie nods his head and dramatically points at Vatch, pacing around the room again

    Precisely my point! We're planning, to be blunt, an assassination of a Son of the Emperor himself. Do not doubt for a moment that all available Imperial resources will be brought to the task of finding the ones responsible for this, and making an example. You thought what they did to the last Leader was bad? All he did was a bit of mostly impotent dissension. They'd almost be forced to make a public example of us so horrid as to cow the populous for the next generation.

    Also, since we're going to kill him, we might as well make it as inconvenient as possible for him to come back. Any ideas on how to get rid of the body so they can't just Raise Dead? I hear a Portable Hole and a Bag of Holding has some very... interesting... possibilities, if a bit expensive. Then again, permanently disposing of the body might be worth the expense. It would certainly be a novel jest.


    Awzie's grin was as grim as it was fierce, then he shrugs, and plops down in a chair.

    So, information. Who wants to try to track the imperial forces in the area? I volunteer to search for information on our topic, under the guise of wishing to craft a ballad in his honor.
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    Gabriel sighs. "I'm competent at poking around, though I'd definitely have to dismiss Verasali. As for the actual assassination, I can call Verasali back to my location and some others with her if I have to. One way teleportation for two people and Verasali isn't the best we could have, but it works to get us out of sticky situations."
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    I wasn't being poetical when I mentioned sowing his ashes to the wind. Let the Emperor comb through every grain of sand in the desert if he wants to bring his son back.

    After the mongrel's done for, the ones of us who survive ought to leave the town. There's plenty of empire to operate in.
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    I wasn't being poetical when I mentioned sowing his ashes to the wind. Let the Emperor comb through every grain of sand in the desert if he wants to bring his son back.

    After the mongrel's done for, the ones of us who survive ought to leave the town. There's plenty of empire to operate in.
    Awzie takes a bit to consider the words, then shakes his head

    Do you know how long it takes to burn a body to ash? Way more time than we have. Although if we have some sort of extradimensional carrying capacity, we could always stuff the corpse inside and burn it elsewhere. We'd have to worry about them tracking it via Locate Object, though.

    I am of two minds about leaving town afterwords. On the one hand, you are right, they will be coming this place top to bottom to find the culprits. By that same token, however, once the inquisition passes, the town will be the safest place to be, having already been 'vetted'. And we can establish a base of operations in an area most sympathetic to our cause.

    That is something we will have to discuss and debate at a later time. For now, we need to act. And our first act will be learning more about the situation presented to us.


    He looks over at the Eilodon, and strokes his chin in contemplation.

    Say, could you maybe do a fly-over and get a lay of the land? Knowing what streets go where could be invaluable, if you could map it from above. It might not be perfect, but it would be better than nothing.

    He looks back at the summoner, with a gleam in his eyes

    For that matter, do you share senses with your summons? Dogs would be not worthy of notice, nor would ravens or rats. We could scour the city and no one the wiser!
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    Gabriel grins goodnaturedly. "The only thing I summon that is bonded to me in such a way is sitting in this room," he comments, gesturing at Verasali. "In any case, the other creatures only stick around for six minutes or so."

    "I am capable of doing a 'flyover', as you put it. It seems like a good idea, though writing up there will be a challenge, to say the least."
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    Gabriel grins goodnaturedly. "The only thing I summon that is bonded to me in such a way is sitting in this room," he comments, gesturing at Verasali. "In any case, the other creatures only stick around for six minutes or so."

    "I am capable of doing a 'flyover', as you put it. It seems like a good idea, though writing up there will be a challenge, to say the least."
    Ponders the information a moment.

    Well, if you two share senses, then one flies while the other maps. Oh, just as a suggestion, you also might want invisibility for the flyby. Wouldn't want to let anything out of the bag, so to speak.
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