“I know I’ve left off on my notes for the last few days but I have been distracted. Though I still bury myself in my work I haven’t had the focus that those around me have come to expect. The source of my distraction comes from the fact that I have lost a friend. I suppose I should back track a little. The Blackclad girl we apprehended for the death of members of a prominent family in Ord was sentenced to death not long ago. As usual, I made it a point see my cases to the end. It turned out I was not the only one who was present. Dinalogos was also there but his intent was to free her, not see her to justice. I know not his motivations in doing so only that he thought it was necessary to free yet another of our captives. The inferior prison system in this country is bad about that as nearly everyone we apprehend that we aren’t forced to put down seems to get away. Needless to say I was forced to act. I gave chase only to encounter the girl, Dinalogos, and his brother. I tried to reason with them but they seemed hellbent on undermining the rule of law. Then I forcibly tried to stop them with my holdout as my aim was to immobilize not to kill. I knew going against Dinalogos in that fashion was unwise but I had no other options available to me. He proceeded to use his weapon against me in a more harmful fashion. He must of still had some respect for me as I am able to write this entry. He is gone now all for the sake of a murderer.
The group seems torn by the fact that Dinalogos is gone. I’ve noted what seems like resentment from both Bastion and Sivasha though I am not sure why. Bastion has always had a soft heart and lets his emotions guide him so I can understand why he would be upset but the Sivasha I knew was cold and practical; the pinnacle of what I had come to appreciate of the Khadorian people. What they don’t seem to understand is how much this situation bothers me. Of the Dogcatchers I ranked Dinalogos as one of my favorite. We spent many hours working together in our missions and his thoughtfulness, stalwart attitude, and talent was something that respected. I had learned quite a bit from our time together, but not what motivated the man. He had said something about everyone getting a second chance and it’s that phrase that has kept me distracted.
However I must remain resolute. Emotion has no place in investigation. It clouds judgement, makes you miss details, makes you second guess yourself. The other Dogcatchers seem to think that the world is grey; it isn’t. There is right and there is wrong; law and crime. For some criminals I can see giving some leniency as redemption may be possible, but not for murderers. What if I had given the men who killed my parents a second chance? Would I be happier? No. Would they have bettered themselves? Probably not. If they killed again, would their blood be on my hands? Yes. The pain was unbearable and knowing that the world is a better place due to my actions was the only thing that allowed it to fade away. That is why I must continue doing what I do. It is why I will always do what I must to see that justice prevails.
Speaking of justice we had a rather interesting case come across our desk. I had gotten word of a bank robbery and Sivasha had learned of a heist from a technology company. It appeared that they were connected so the Dogcatchers took on the case. The theft involved a new type of pistol, special grenades, and a new type of warcaster armor. We spent a great deal of time trying to find out who could have committed such crimes. The man responsible would have been a very competent and powerful warcaster. However it was no man at all but, the boy Vascily. He seemed very troubled, lost, and confused. I had to try to talk him down from being rash. As I was doing so Bastion was seeing to the fact that one of the warjacks under Vascily’s command was strapped with a bomb. Sivasha had to stay back since the sight of her armor caused the boy distress. Luckily she was there as her quick action was what saved the boy’s life when he tried to step off the edge of the building.
The money and stolen items were returned but the question remained of what to do with the boy. He had committed several crimes and he had to atone for his actions. However it appeared that the Khadorian military had played some hand in this mess and turning him over to their authorities would have likely been a death sentence for the boy if for no other reason than to cover their tracks. The money and items were returned in full and no one was harmed during his spree so death is too harsh of a punishment. The boy was sent off elsewhere, I can not know where, until we have more information. We travel to Thornwood in the hopes of discovering more.
I do have some good news. The owner of the bank was grateful for our service and he offered to have my discourse published. I can now start to generate some awareness for my idea of a body of law that works unimpeded by the monarchies for the good of the Iron Kingdoms. If one was in place the Viscily issue would have been sorted out easily. It might ruffle a few feathers but I am fine with that. Those are the people who I wish to be a thorn in the side to. I may not see it come to fruition in my lifetime but someone has to get the ball rolling. Some has to right the injustices of the world. Why not me."