The figure turned, wind out and pointed to each of the arrows that sailed through the air, each stopping abruptly, as if held by some unseen hand and then each of them exploded into tiny little splinters that turned into harmless, brightly colour sparks that showered the group in a myriad of different colours. Under the cowl of his cloak the figure smiled widely and gave a small chuckle, simple party tricks these were.
The figure knew that these guards were not from Halin as they claimed, perhaps they were from another nearby town but certainly they did not hail from Halin. And what aggression! No guards he knew would have such audacity! With another wave of his wand the riders would find themselves sorely pressed to advance further for the figure had erected a firm barrier.
With the immediate danger dealt with, the figure moved about the group tapping each of them on the forehead with his wand, it’s tip glowing violently, each member was marked with the an arcane rune, each the same, each glowing a soft gold. The figure marked himself to.
~ It seems our time here is limited, we will leave immediately, try to hold your breath, keep your arms inside the planar tunnel at all times at risk of bodily injury. Ask no questions, all will be answered in due time.~ The figure telepathed to each member, each would get the same message.
Then the figure began to chant lowly, his voice ominous and highly arcane. The scene before them began to wavier as if the air before them had suddenly gotten really hot, their figures stretched upwards into a singular point in above them and then they were gone. They traveled along a planar path, moving quickly. This was teleportation, a rare magical art newly discovered and only to be used by the most powerful and experienced of magi.
At the end of the teleportation they would wind up in a plain room, adorned with overstuffed chairs and pillows enough for each of the members to sit comfortably. Though not before they threw up, as was the cost of ones first teleportation, it was an unavoidable occurrence sadly, even the figure threw up, his vomit magically disappearing as it came out. But there were advantages to be gained with teleportation, namely the ability to instantly get from point A to point B with little effort providing you had the magical knowledge and skill to use teleportation.
~After you’ve finished throwing up I will answer your questions, but do not speak aloud, or else.~ The figure warned, what they would have to figure out on their own was that the figure had given them the ability to telepath, though it would be nigh but impossibly to realize that, thus the figures challenge. This was a test, they’d need to figure out how to telepath a skill not easily mastered, most likely their questions would first come out as a jumbled mess.