Lady Grace finishes checking her vendors at the Chaos Club, then grabbing her Deamon Slayer and Chaos Shield she heads over to her neighbors house to steal some enchanted apples and bandies. "Heh heh, the old fart has such cheap locks on his chests! It's like takin candy from a baby!" As Grace enters Lord Raven's home, a figure emerges from the shadows. Grace slips her daggar out and quickly takes on a fighting stance. "Wait Grace! It's me, Daichi! I was just wanted to say hi!" Daichi holds his hands up indicating surrender and takes a step back from the wary pirate. "You and them sneaky Ninja tricks will get ya killed one day lad!" Grace brushes by Daichi and heads upstairs to the storage chests. "Going hunting Grace?" Daichi rushes to catch up. "Aye lad, now quit buggin me!" Grace begins to pick the lock on a chest labeled 'enchanted apples'. "Grace, I noticed you've taken up Bushido... but you're still carrying a shield. You do know that you shouldn't equip a shield... er... don't you?" Realizing that Grace often responds poorly to critism, he immediately regrets making his opinion known. "THAT TEARS IT!" Grace tosses the book of Bushido into the nearby hearth. "I'm tired of all these fancy skills and their fancy rules! I'm going back to the old ways of fighting! Come on lad... show me how to use the soulstones on the roof." Daichi follows Grace to the roof and finds a soulstone she can use to drain her mind of the unwanted skill. After the procedure is finished Grace heads back to the first floor Armory and picks the lock on the iron gate. "Uh, Grace... don't you think you should ask Lord Raven before taking things from his armory?" Grace doesn't look up as she jiggles a lockpick in a chest labeled 'powerscrolls'. "Look lad, if the old fart doesn't want me takin his stuff he either needs to invest in better locks or come down outta that lab of his and MAKE me stop! As far as I'm concerned, these cheap locks indicate his tacit approval for me to take what I want. Do you know what tacit means lad?" Daichi steps aside as Grace grabs a 120 Focus scroll... "Well..." Without waiting for an answer, Grace replies: "It means shut up and get outta my way!" Hiding a grin, Daichi watches as Grace is enveloped by the blue aura as the powerscroll is infused into her body and mind. Grace summons her evil Ki-Rin and rides off to Deamon Alley. After slaying many Deamons including several Paragons, Grace returns to the Chaos Club and tells Vlad the story while sipping eggnog. Vlad stirs the pot in silence, knowing that to interrupt Grace could end up with his ears being seperated from his head. "I say phooey to all these fancy skills Vlad. PHOOEY! It's like when you make your green tea... you don't add a lotta fancy stuff, you keep it simple and brew it till it's perfect! Which reminds me, time to ditch that eggnog and get back to makin' tea again lad. Oh, and double up on the next liquor order, the new year is coming! Yarrr!" Vlad nods his head and continues to stir the eggnog slowly.