At mention of her, the girl's head snapped up as if Tai had requested he have her head on a platter with a side of pudding. Her eyes were wide and frightful as she cast furtive looks between Tai an Nasana.
"I thought there was more of you." She turned again to the railing but Justin's girth hid much from this position and craning her neck was a bit rude so she simply looked at the girl. "Lillian, please fetch this man's friends. I think a lizardman would be an easy head to spot."
Lillian nodded but that action was in clear opposition to what she was feeling. The nod obviously came from heavy conditioning to fight her instincts to flee whenever someone so much as said "Excuse me, Miss but-". She got up suddenly and scampered to the stairs. She gave one look back at the table.
Perhaps there would be mercy? Nasana didn't even watch her; she was already beginning to speak to Taiar and Brinala. Lillian was on her own. She raced down the stairs and straightaway knew to whom she must speak. She saw them the first time she ran down. They were wierd.
She ran to Katherine, who was speaking to the fluffy dog, and was therefore the least frightening. She gaped at her for a second, trying to find her voice. "Lady Nasana would like an audience with you! Your Black Bedecked friend has requested your presence." She did it. She told them... Could she leave? No, proper etiquette was to wait for a response.
The poor girl looked on the border of a heart attack but she kept herself standing and living.
"As you know," Nasana began, "This disease that we are dealing with has us a bit puzzled and we are taking every precaution to keep it contained. We are not sure of the origin of this malady but we suspect that the original carrier was someone from the slums. But that's just speculation from patients and worriers. While the condition in the poor quarters of Doma are textbook for disease, we all know that illness can spring from any port." She pulls a slightly thin, red bound book from the pile and flips to a page. It's a notebook of some kind and written in a foreign language by it could be assumed Lady Nasana. The left page contained text with words crossed out and some circled. On the right page was an illustration of a plant.
"This plant grows in the wilds of the Forbidden Plains. It will be far from the well traveled roads due to the conditions that it prefers to grow in are harsher than the conditions that merchants and travelers like to travel in.
"I may need not tell you this but I'd rather be thorough than to send you all to a situation you cannot handle. The beasts in the Forbidden Plains are wicked tough and fierce. Whatever ill magics or wretched circumstances that transformed that place have not been kind to the flora and fauna of it. I have heard the tales and healed the wounds of many soldiers sent on errand to that place much closer to the roads than I am sending you.
"If you feel as if you cannot do it. Even just a bit, do not go and I will not fault you for it. Again, I ask... have you been deterred?"