Johann tightened his grip as the wounded man's whole body shuddered and heaved with a deep wracking cough. As the fit subsided he leaned forward again and spoke softly once more into his charge's ear,
"If it brings you any succour, consider yourself amongst those you might consider friends. Your death will not go unmarked."
The man stiffened with the effort of his final breath before settling back in final repose.
Johann looked up from the body he still cradled,
"Malmir and Kirsten, will you head up the party - keep your eyes peeled for these secret signs. Lets go hunt some Valentinas..."