“What in the Nine Hell’s are you talking about Dio?!? Of course the boss is gonna want to hear this.” Kage waved his hand at the book imp in a very dismissive manner. Dio pushed his spectacles up to the bridge of his nose and sighed.
“He’s not going to like to presentat…..” The imp began.
“Feah!” spat Kage, and then promptly finished writing Glasrael’s sigal in the demon blood he had collected. There was a flash of red and black fire, and there stood the devil Glasrael. He glanced down at Kage with a look which was equal parts curiosity and annoyance.
“Demon blood?” The devil began. “How did you manage to lay your hands on fresh demon blood?”
“Well, duh!” Kage blurted out proudly. " Me and Madmartigan’s Men killed one! It was a mezzodemon I think, didn’t stand a chance."
“Mezzodemon? This wasn’t by chance the same mezzodemon that moments before had been sent to Stygia where it started making an awful mess, until a pit-fiend thrust it back to your world, would it?” The irritation in Glasrael’s voice was filled so much vitriol it could have caused a pregnant woman to spontaneously abort, and Kage either didn’t notice, or ignored it.
“No, that one got away after he came back. The blood was from his friend.” Kage smiled. Glasrael’s eye twitched.
“Kage, why did you summon me?” The devil said through clenched teeth.
“Oh, right, I wanted to tell you about a mine that we found full of ore corrupted by the elemental chaos. It would probably be wicked useful for making sweet weapons.” At that some of the tension from Glasrael’s shoulders released.
" Really?" The devil asked. “That does sound interesting. Fine, I’ll bite. Where is the mine, and will it be easy to make a summoning circle so I can get workers there?”
“Oh, uuuuuuummmmm.” Kage said as he looked down.
“Well, see the thing is, I can’t tell you yet.” Glasrael put a hand to his temple.
“Because Madmartigan said we gotta keep it a secret for now.” Glasrael simply stared at him, unblinking, as the ground at his feet began to blacked. “Oh, there was something else too.”
Glasrael continued to stare as the temperature around his body steadily rose." We kinda met this old guy in the mine’s, and I mean wicked old. He knew tons of stuff and had all these canaries with him. I think he might have been an exarch or something, only I’m not sure who he served." Suddenly Glasrael’s paralyzing rage subsided.
" Canaries? How many? Seven?" The devil look slightly concerned.
“Ummmmm, yeah, it was seven. Why?”
“That Kage, is very important information. I have to go report his. Be sure to tell me of any other encounters with that old man.” And in a whirl of hell-fire, Glasrael vanished.
“Ha!” barked Kage. " You see that Dio! Important info! Just like I said!"
" Yes, just like you said boss." muttered the book imp under his breath. “Only not.”