ooc- Oooh! I think you guys are going to like this chara. He's really unique. And very, very unexpected.
bic- The cowl sagged low about the ghostly figure's shadowed face and he strode purposefully down the dungeon hall. Two guards were coming his way. He kept moving.
The two trident rats looked up and saw his coming. They were stunned by his abrupt appearance and weren't sure what to do. Whatever this creature was, it had an eerie and unnatural feel about it. Somehow it just seemed… dead.
One started to lower his spear at the approaching figure and snarled. "Who're you? Stop it right-" He never got to finish his sentence.
The beast's dagger struck out with alarming speed and struck accurately. Both rats fell dead to the ground before they ever knew what had happened. Without breaking step, the mysterious beast continued on. He didn't care who found the bodies. He hoped Lask died of a heart attack when he found them.
He stopped at the base of one of the towers. It was still under construction and a weight and pulley system was still set up inside the empty stone tower. grabbing hold of the chain attached to the crane, he kicked the crank mechanism, popping a gear out of it's socket. The rope in the mechanism had nothing to hold it back. The crane chains went taunt and he felt himself pulled upward. ((If this confuses you, read my explanation at the bottom))
When the chains had pulled him to the top, he climbed onto the crane arm and out onto the walkway surrounding it. By merely walking down the battlements, he had reached the gate house. The monitor was asleep on duty, which made it all that much easier.
The cloaked beast opened his pack and pulled out a series of small implements. Then he set to work rigging the gate system. Then he tied a rope to the lever and and tossed the loose end out the window.
He then pulled out an arrow from his concealed quiver on his belt. With a parchment and paper, he scrawled a short message and tied it to the arrow. Then he returned to the unfinished tower. The project had been abandoned on Lask's orders until the invaders were caught, so this was the safest place in the castle.
Sitting on the battlements, he watched the woodlands for any signs of life. When the sun came up he still had no success. Still he waited.
He knew there was a clan of otters outside. And more than that, there was a band of goodbeasts roaming the island. Odds were, one of them would appear sooner than later.
He crouched against the battlement wall, pulling his cloak about him. He still did not lower the cowl. He wouldn't allow himself. It was the only way he would carry out what he felt to be his duty.
ooc- For those who are confused: The crane inside the tower was regulated from the inside of the tower by a mechanism that held the ropes and weights in place. By pulling the lever, it let's the weights fall, pulling the chains that go through the pulley on the arm of the crane at the top of the tower. By breaking the mechanism at the bottom, the weights were let down all the way, pulling the rope all the way to the top.
For those who are confused about the rest, you'll just have to wait to find out.