“Hmmmm” was Marcus reply as he helped solidify the face of the other summoner in his mind. “Well, I’ll be sure to bring him up to the tribunal the next time I evaluate cases.” He glanced at the box again, trying to find anything interesting about its exterior. Any sort of artifact interested him, but in this ones case it was merely the nature of the box, rather than it’s contents that had his attention. “in the meantime, let’s see about getting this item to its owner. Is the address you received within the institute?
“Thanks for taking care of this, and me. coincidentally.” Nova smiles warmly, but shakes his head at his question “No,” He pulls out a slip of paper and reads it aloud “This is to be delivered to Shurima, in T- Tal’ Asher? Ashyr. pack light bring lots of water.” He sighs again pinching the spot between his eyes “I don’t wanna go to Shurima, its so hot during the day. but.. a mission is a mission.”
A reply of Shurima would be enough to make Marcus snap to full attention, but including Tal’Ashyr in the destination made him now deeply invested in helping to deliver the box. But wait… with such a specific destination, could it be that he was the recipient of the box? It wouldn’t hurt to try. “That is where I am from, actually. I could help you deliver the box, but…. let me just see.” He slowly reached out a hand, just to touch the edge of the vessel, just to see if it was for him.
Nova leans his head to the side, looking up at Marcus curiously “You’re from Shurima? huh, never knew that. See what? the box?” He considers this for a moment, and then starts wondering why he is hesitating, this is Marcus, he wouldn’t run off with the box. He hands Marcus the box.
With the earlier trouble between Marcus and the other Summoner, the box has recognized the area, as calm and peaceful. At Marcus’s touch it glows brightly in a flash and the tiny clasp that for appearance’s sake made it look locked, pops open.
Nova had the most confused look in his face, looking at the box and at Marcus “W-What. Then… you’re the recipient? Wh-What’s in it? I-I mean no never mind. “
Marcus lifted the lid and looked into the box. Inside was a regal piece of paper and a small brown package, as far as he could see. Taking both of them out of that box that Nova held, Marcus first turned to the piece of paper starting from the bottom. “High Summoner Heywan Relivash….” he said quietly. “No wonder it was important than….”
‘Dear Summoner Marcus. Congratulations on your recent promotion within the league. In the time you have spent here you have shown great promise, and much use to not only the mages of the institute, but to the citizens of the cities of Valoran as well. From henceforth I am establishing you as a Emissary of the League, primarily responsible for matters regarding the settlement of the province of Shurima. Also as not only a summoner and Emissary, you will still be tasked with internal missions of importance to the High Council, and League Council.’
Reading those words, he thumbed the paper, separating a second piece that had been perfectly aligned and folded into the first one. He flipped them around and read it.
‘You are charged with weeding out any summoners who may be thinking of abandoning the league, and leaving with critical information that may be put to malicious use. Gather information and relay it to me specifically, tell nobody of this order, and destroy this correspondence. HR’
Marcus seemed to stare at the second note for a minute, his eyes narrowing as he read and re-read it. Turing his gaze back up to Nova he smiled, and crumpled the second bit of paper in his hand, and tossing it alight with blue flame over his shoulder. “You have brought me excellent news.” he cheerfully said, and began opening the brown package. Inside were two golden clasps, adorned with the insignia of the institute. Marcus stared at them for a moment before suddenly realizing what they were for, and replaced the two clasps that held his jacket together just under his collarbones. “I’ve been promoted to a Emissary of Shurima. It is interesting though since Shurima has no political leader….”