It didn't take long for more players to arrive and the quite atmosphere present when Gram arrived was practically destroyed in a matter of minutes. The first to appear was a man kitted out in heavy black Armour, sporting hair colour that matched the snow gathering around the house and draped in a crimson cloak. Apparently a PKer as the instant he stepped into the room he drew a jet black sword. Gram shot up onto his feet and was in the process of bringing out black demise despite the size of the room, when Loch made the first blow. Her voice was sharp enough to put the man in his place though gram wondered if the cottage was truly her home, yet another mysterious aspect thrown into this already confusing situation. Satisfied that no number of weapons were about to be swung in any particular fashion he sat himself back down again only to receive very loud greetings from two female PCs. It wasn't as if he was going to knock them for being so forward, though apparently they had missed the whisper of tension still floating around the room.
Yet more disturbances were made as the side door loudly complained as it was pushed open, perhaps in an unintended defense mechanism. However the PC stepped through hands raised in response to Loch's now drawn sword. Gram let out a relieved sigh as said player appeared to be the final player intended to arrive, that or there host had grown impatient. Either way she began to address the rabble before her. By now the possibility of this all being a trap had well and truly passed, judging by the brief glimpse Gram was allowed at loch's weapon he concluded that she had more than enough power to take him on especially with the unfavorable conditions.
He was curious as to why she wanted to keep the word under wraps, there were all kinds of rumors bouncing around, and if any of what was to follow was connected to the darker theories he wondered how much a rag tag band of players could do about it. Regardless he gave a nod towards the cold woman adding "Its what I came for anyway, I promise I'll keep my mouth shut to anyone outside this group" He glanced around as those present agreed to Loch's condition, even the hostile armsmaster from before agreed to keep his word, the tension from before becoming quickly replaced by a tiny amount of anticipation.