Sybil Leonhart Cainhurst Manor - 1st Floor Anteroom “Ah - um, right," Haze murmured, stumbling over her own words. Judging by her reaction, it was clear that she had been expected anyone to have interacted with her, not even Sybil, who was the only one who seemed to know her. Still, despite her surprise, she did take the cup from Sybil's hands. “Sorry -- that would be great, thank you.” Mustering a weak smile as she took a sip of the tea. Whilst Haze sipped away at the tea, Sybil took the seat next to her, deciding it would be better to stick with Haze rather than linger in the corner by herself for the rest of the night. Before Sybil could comment on how good the tea was, or anything else for that matter, two of the staff entered the room through a door to the side. Of the two, Sybil only recognised the woman, who had been startled by their presence earlier and promptly hurried away. She introduced herself as Belle and apologised for the intrusion. The man who had followed her in seemed more mysterious. Judging by his lab coat, it was likely he was a doctor or professor of sorts, as opposed to being a member of the service staff. He proceeded to have a conversation with Belle, who, when reminding the man that it was actually dinnertime and not morning like he believed it to be, let slip that his name was Yuri. Judging by his accent he appeared to be of Russian descent. Sybil is about to try and speak to Haze again when she is interrupted once more, this time by Ally who stalked over to Yuri, and in a rather bluntly asked him whether he was a legitimate doctor. Out of the corner of her eye, she spied Haze giving her a questioning look, perhaps wondering why Ally had spoken to Yuri in such a manner. Sybil chuckled slightly. "If you're looking for an answer, I'm afraid I won't be of much help," she admitted, eyes moving back over to Ally and Yuri for a moment. He was explaining to Ally that he did, in fact, have a degree. "I do not much about it, only rumours, but supposedly Ally had a bad encounter with a doctor in the past." Moments later, Saizo reappeared, coming through the same door they had all entered through. He announced that dinner had been served before ushering everyone back out into the foyer. Lucy was waiting for them there, apparently having changed into a spotless uniform since they had last seen each other. "Lucy will guide you all to the dining hall. Dinner tonight will unfortunately not be a full five-course meal, but three courses have been prepared with the utmost care for your enjoyment. I do regret to inform you that Master Kieran is feeling too ill to join you for your meal but he does look forward to seeing you all afterwards." Saizo explained to them. Although he would be missing out on dinner with them, Sybil sincerely hoped he felt well enough to greet them all later. She was very curious to learn more about his mysterious summons. Lucy bowed lowly before offering to guide the group to the dining room. Cainhurst Manor - Dining Room After navigating their way down a long hallway, passing by a number of locked doors, and rounding a final corner, the group found themselves stopped at another set of double doors. Even if Sybil had not known where they were being led to, she was certain that the delicious scents of food that lingered in the air would have been a dead giveaway. As Lucy and Gregory opened to doors for them, Lucy explained that the main rooms in the manor all had double doors, whereas the rooms with a single door were either staterooms or rooms set aside for other uses. She claimed that it should help them navigate the manor, but with the sheer size of the place, Sybil was concerned she would forget about that rule. Inside the dining room, a long table had been set up with seats for all those in attendance and more. The table was covered with metal dishes, which were revealed to contain the most delectable array of food once the maids had removed the lids. The food was revealed to have been made by a woman known as Violetta, who promptly introduced herself after Gregory commented on her being the second best chef in Europe. Her rather loud persona had not been what Sybil expected, yet she found the woman to be an interesting character. Her neon purple hair was certainly very eye-catching. Sybil took a seat at the table after that, gesturing for Haze to take the seat next to her if she wished. Sybil opted for leak and onion soup for her first course along with two buttered bread rolls. She almost went for a glass of wine as well, but opted for tea once more, finding herself unable to resist it again. The comments on Violetta's cooking had been no exaggeration. It was easily the best thing Sybil had tasted in a long while. She had just finished her second course meal of roasted chicken breast and some vegetables when things took a bit of an odd turn. After commenting on how it seemed unfathomable how a single chef could prepare all this food, it came about that half of the staff that usually worked here had been sent away just before the family was due to arrive. Jules was the first to question why that would have happened, but it seemed that the staff were none the wiser. "Those of us gathered here," Lucy gracefully waved one hand, palm open and up, across the room, "as well as Saizo, Belle, and of course Master Kieran, are the only ones on the island currently." "Oh, I'm afraid that isn't the case my dears." A new voice cut in from the back of the room. Sybil turned to see a woman stood at the far end of the room, opposite the kitchen doors. How she got there without anyone seeing her seemed impossible to Sybil, yet even more impossible was who the woman happened to look like. As the woman went on to explain how every detail of this evening had been set in motion long ago, Sybil paid close attention to the woman's appearance. She looked like the woman in the painting - Beatrice. After Orianna asked who she was, she even outright claimed herself to be Beatrice. After Jules demanded she tell them what the meaning of this all was, she agreed to do so, looking at all those gathered, spending a long moment on Sybil and Haze before continuing. If that was not uncomfortable enough, what she went on to explain, made Sybil sink back in her chair slightly. If any of them wished to escape the island it seemed that they were required to "play their part", whatever that may be. What made the whole situation uncomfortable was the idea that the easiest way to do was to simply die. Not the most comforting thing to hear, Sybil had to admit. There were two other options they could use to escape, and one was to locate Kieran's fortune, whereas the other one entailed them solving the tale of murder and disappearances. After explaining these first three options, she offered them a boon of sorts, explaining that anything she said in red could not be a lie, even going to give a demonstration. Following this, she offered them all a fourth, somewhat more complex option, but seemed to contradict a lot of what she previously said. Apparently, if any of them could prove to her that magic wasn't real, she would allow all of them to live. Following her final explanation, she snapped her fingers, exploding into a cloud of gbutterfliesrlfies that flew through the walls and vanished. Silence followed what had they had just experienced though Sybil thought this was because everyone was weighing up their options. It was the fourth option that weighed heavily in Sybil's mind: proving that magic didn't exist. It seemed a simple enough problem at first until she realised it basically contradicted her earlier remark about "granting a wish" to whoever solved the mystery. Sybil frowned to herself the more she thought about it. "Does anyone have any thoughts on what we just witnessed?" She asked, glancing at those assembled.