the Face of Everyman felt a cold shiver run down his back. A Starling sighting was bad news for everybody at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa. This unwelcome guest was very aggressive. When they gathered, flocks could be in the hundreds. They would savage a community before moving on as quickly as they came. The venerable sage assured the Evil Envoy that the protection monies had been transferred to appropriate offshore account. There was no need for him, or his friends, to return.