"Wait, you haven't met him after the arena crash?"
After Sterro finished reading the list, he looked unimpressed at Arion.
"Really? 'Izin- he might be somewhere in the Ice Region'?"
"Don't blame me, I barely saw that guy."
"It's like this for almost most of them."
"I really tried to look into some of them. Some just dissipated! Nobody in the underworld of Okoto have heard of Tekan! Or of Azure!"
"Well let's not go for them for now."
Arion took the list. "What about Baze?"
"I don't think starting with the sidekick of Ekimu would be a good idea."
"Really bad start."
"Just talked about him."
"Can we kill somebody please?"
"Look, I am on this thing. I do anything for those money, but I don't want to get messy from the beginning."
"How about Capella?"
Sterro said nothing for a few moments. "Capella?"
"Yeah, she is pretty neutral for the most part. She has a book shop or something."
"She is relative to Symphony."
"But she would still notice her missing!"
"We can cover her up easily!"
"I don't know about her. I don't want to start with her..."
"I-I... What about Kavix?" Sterro said, taking the list from Arion's hand.
"We can take him later."
"It's set in stone! We start with Capella!"
"OK, I'll go right now."
"Na-uh, Sterro! I go with you!"
Another moment of silence. "You don't trust me?"
"Oh, I do. But I kinda want to see you in action, you know?"
"In action... Yeah..." Sterro said, clearly not OK with Arion's sudden change of plan.
The half-Okotoan half-spider took him in a one-arm hug. "Oh, come on! It will be great! We will decapitate her! And we will poke her eyes out, and we will spill her blood into the sea, and then you can have what's left of it, I promise!"