A heavily-hooded, black-robed figure abruptly appears, arising out of the very shadow of the newcomer. He steps back a pace or so after his emergence, however, and gives a faint bow, speaking in an emotionless, monotone voice. "Greetings, newcomer, and welcome to Strolens Citadel. T'is always a pleasure to have newcomers. Stay a while, see the sights, watch out for the grog barrels bieng thrown around. Please, don't mind the insanity... nay, embrace it!" The figure laughs evilly and backs away a few more paces before conveniently tripping over the hem of his robes, utterly ruining the sinister impression he wished to give. After sprawling ungracefully to the ground, he quickly pushes himself back up, muttering beneath his breath, before realising that Zia is still there! "Oh! er... hm... Well, it seems we have another pirate to add to our ranks. At least you arent a penguin!"