The messenger glides into the clearing outside the city, and stands before Oof. "what did you find?" Oof asks. The messenger grins, "I found a small Inn that might be useful for starting up" he says, "It has a large cellar that can easily be concealed, and we can start branching our network from there" Oof thinks for a second, "gah i wish this city was as advanced as Mittelmarch, it's so easy to get around covertly there, what about competition?" "many bands roam the city but nothing has been centralized yet" says the messenger. Oof thinks a bit, "join or die strategy then" he says "first we will have to destroy one of the smaller bands, the nightstalkers should be able to do that, then we go to a smaller band and absorb them, and make everyone smaller than us join them. Then when we have the resources we move on the larger bands and absorb them as well." The man nods "We should be able to start moving in a few days sir, hopefully this city will be ours in a few weeks time"