Tian Agrivar stood at the bow, watching the bustle of the Vesper docks as the boat came into the inner harbor. The boat gliding almost soundlessly as it approached the mooring. Tian was plainly dressed. He could be easily mistaken for any commoner on the streets. This was not by accident. Tian's stock and trade was information, something he was very adept at acquiring. Playing the role of common folk or even a beggar was a necessity. Guile and misdirection were his tools, and he was a master at using them. Vesper was a town he had visited many years ago when it was less civilized, a much more "colorful" town. It had changed much in the years since, as he himself had. The past he shared with the town now threatened his family, and possibly these very shores. He considered his task both urgent personally, and a partial atonement for deeds of his youth. Some of which would be better forgotten, but they remained to haunt his thoughts. His mission was a simple one, locate his cousin Piram, and give him the information he carried. Information that was vital to the Agrivar name... information that could affect this harborage and the lands at large. Piram no sooner than got settled, taking a late meal after returning from the Governor's meeting, when Shoji came in. Piram looked up, waiting for a response. He could see the look of concern in the others eyes. "Well, speak man... I am trying to eat here." Shoji replied, "You may not have an appetite soon..." At that response Piram stopped eating and pushed his plate away, "speak my friend." Shoji responded, "We have a guest, and you may not be happy about it." Getting up, Piram headed to the entry. Hearing approaching footsteps, Tian turned and regarded his cousin. Piram did not recognized the poorly dressed man at first, then looks of first shock, then anger, crossed his face. Barely spitting out the word, all he could muster was... "YOU!!"