The paper Gamble grabbed happened to be the Epicrin paper, which as always had the bounties plainly marked on the back. Golan saw the bounty for Deathcloak, and the word Murder, and he had a flashback to Deathcloak's hostage. A Peacekeeper. He remembered how he offered to let Deathcloak go. And how Deathcloak slit his throat.
A fellow Peacekeeper was dead because Golan hadn't been able to do the right thing.
Golan couldn't focus anymore, and Mantle became active again. How could he sit here and get drunk while Deathcloak was out there, with Peacekeeper blood LITERALLY on his hands?
Golan Ignited the paper without even thinking about it. "I Can't do it! I can't! I'm going out there, and I'm going to FIND that Orange Bastard, and I'll kill him, or he'll kill me, and either way will be better than drowning in a bottle!"
"Yes, thanks very much. If you remember anything distinctive about him, please let a Peacekeeper know. Anything at all."
As Anna presumably went back to work, Golan turned to Gamble. "It occurs to me that we know at least one new thing about Deathcloak. After we investigate the Sylvan lead, perhaps we should tell some other Peacekeepers about it, so the bounty board can remain up to date."
Gamble - "Maybe we should also ask a mage some questions. I mean, if this armor enhances all the things about him maybe he'd be weak to magics that alter his emotions? Or something? I'm not a mage so I really don't know."
The Sokai Bomb - A shot of scorpion venom, a rather infamous kindirin liquor, dropped into a pint of dark beer and drunk as quickly as possible. Tends to leave the unprepared off balance and woozy. > If drunk before beginning a job or bounty, the imbiber receives 1 bonus BP for every 10 they earn during said job or bounty.
>Soon available for purchase. Until then, Sokai is entitled to four free orders<