"Thaltos, Torque!" he barked, "Lower your blades! You may not like the man, but he is still a friend of mine, and I shall not see blood be spilt from a friend while I'm around." he continued quite aggravated. He turned to Marlu and said, "Marlu, go back and if you can, tell Asakai that we are being swift with our little quest. And if you refuse...well, you've seen what I'm capable of, and I can do that and ten fold more." he said with a devilish grin.