Deshwitat - A pertinent question. I do not think mentioning the book as the reason in open company would be a good idea, it's largely considered an apocryphal text. Hmm... I could possibly assist you in at least getting before the Council. You'll need a vampire ally in this, if you're to have a chance.
Deshwitat - Ah, If I may? Your best choice, Madame, would be to petition at Ancien House. The Countess would probably like to know about the book, as she is perhaps unaware of its theft. Perhaps a formal introduction will give you the entrance you need.
Heinrich - As you no doubt have heard, there are certain individuals looking to gather others willing to look for some important artifacts for them. I'm here to be a part of that, even though finding those individuals in the proper setting would appear to be a not so simple feat. While following a lead, I couldn't help but notice that you seem to be looking for a book, one that would appear to be rather old and important. I do believe that it might be related to my own endeavor. I'd simply like to help you locate your missing book. If I'm wrong, then at least I spent my time finding something of importance. However, if I'm correct, then we could both benefit significantly.
Cassandra kept walking as Heinrich spoke, forcing him to keep pace as he explained himself. When he finished she stopped and turned to face the kindir, parasol dug into the ground and a hand on her hip.
Cassandra- You seem to be rather bright, monsieur Handel. So I'll extend you the courtesy of being blunt. I asked you how you could help me; you've told me how I can help you.
The Kindir chuckled a bit after the woman had finished speaking.
Heinrich - To be honest with you madam, as far as most of the things I can do to help you if we do come to an arrangement would only matter if we needed to acquire the book, or any other item for that matter, through "unsavory" means. Though I'd likely be able to help you in determining whether anything we come across is worth anything of value. And though I'm sure you can handle yourself if something were to arise, I've heard it's a necessary skill here, it wouldn't hurt to have someone on your side if things turned ugly. I'm sure you won't be the only one looking for the book soon.
Cassandra- You may well be right about that. Very well, I shall allow you to accompany me; It won't be considered odd for a woman of my age to travel with protection, after all. My name is Cassandra, was there anything else you didn't hear back there?
Cassandra swung her parasol into a gentle pendulum rhythm and began walking towards her previous destination, House Ancien.
Heinrich - I left at the mention of the library. If there were something else of value said within that shop, you can keep it to yourself if that would make you feel better about having me along. Information is power as they say.