Army Headquarters Dax, Gascogne Grand Duchy of Aquitania Maréchal Bouglione was not sure what he expected to see when the meeting the man claiming to be of the Black Robe but he definately did not expect what Col. DeVeer led into his office. Though it was not the first time he had run across agents of the Secret Service, but those were in more formal settings and in less difficult times and in those time the agents were dressed appropriately for the occasion, these men looked, and smelled, like they had just come in directly from the field after getting back from a two-week survival course. Both men's clothing were mud spattered and stiff from sweat and faces dark with grime. At least he thought their faces were dark because of the grime, but when Bouglione got a better look at them he realized their complexions were swarthy and hair jet black, indicating they both had native blood in them. Well, Bouglione knew there must Abenaki in the Black Robes, but this would be the first one he would meet, at least he thinks this was the first one. As soon as they were inside the room and the door closed, Col. DeVeer, hands the Maréchal a note, saying that three Coalition commanders have arrived in Dax and will be in the main conference room, then introduced the two civilians to Maréchal Bouglione. "Messieurs, may I introduce to you, Maréchal Alexandre de Bouglione," then, stepping aside he introduces the men to the commander of the Aquitanian Army, "Sir, this is Louis Pialsis Nagazoa of ....Beynac and his very important guest." Louis Pialsis Nagazoa has always been impressed the reaction the codeword Beynac always got. Château de Beynac was of course the home of the Black Robes, as they were called, but it has been over a century since it has been used for the purpose of a headquarters, or even the older use as the headquarters of the Black Robes during the time of their original occupation, as Inquisitors, but as its reputation still provokes a bit of apprehension, the Order still, as it does with many of the other stories and legends, maintains the perception, or should he say, deceptions. "Monsieur Maréchal, it is a great honour to meet you," Nagazoa begins, "but due to time restraints and the fact you have VIPs waiting to meet with you, I will get straight to the point. My mission had been originally to make contact with Cheif Jonas Algru of the Otchi, but because of his capture and subsequence execution, my mission became one of extractionm the get the Chief's family out of Freiheit. In this I succeeded and is what brings me here. May I introduce Daniel Algru, the eldest son of Cheif Jonas Algru, and who is willing, if it is in his power, help us in out quest to liberate his people." The revelation of who the young man that had accompanied Nagazoa did indeed get the gears turning in Bouglione head. Though technically Algru would be more of an asset politically, he is exactly what was needed. Well, it is said 'God will provide', and after all, Black Robes do serve God. "Monsieur Algru," Bouglione steps forward and extends his hand, then switching to german, as is the tongue spoken in Freiheit, "it is a pleasure to meet you. I offer you and your family my condolences for not only your father's death, but for all those who have died at the hands of the Freiheiters under Faust. Is there anything I can do for you right now?" Daniel Algru, grasps the hand of the Aquitanian commander. At twenty-six, he has seen enough horrors and death to haunt him for the rest his life, but he knows that a great deal more will need to come before it is over and he knows it will be men like Bouglione that will bring it to that end. "Herr-Marschall," "it is an honor to meet you as well and I thank you, on behalf of my family and people for you condolences. I also promise that I will do what is required of me to bring an end to this and bring peace to my people. What I do require is that my family, which Herr Nagazoa has been able to get out of Freiheit, to be taken someplace away from the war, someplace safe where this horror cannot get to them. Can this be arranged." "This can be arranged immediately," say Bouglione unhesitantly,"I will have them place on a priority military flight to Bordéu, they will be safe and comfortable in the capital by noon tomorrow. Is there anything else?" Daniel looks down at the clothes he wearing. "A shower and fresh clothes would be nice." The old soldier smiles, turing to DeVeer. "Colonel, make sure Monsieur Algru's family is safely placed on a priority transport to Bordéu, making sure they are provided with whatever they need. Also have my vallet sent in, Monsieurs Algru and Nagazoa are in need of freshen up before they meet the Coalition Generals. Notify them I will be right down."