Thurfel Tours the Juggernaut
Tilamaires, day 21 of the month Eoantos in the year 5100

[Thurfel's Island]
A shallow tidepool filled with an assorment of bizarre critters sits amidst a congregation of smooth round stones. The crystal-clear water ripples softly, the tiny waves not seeming to bother the sea life within. Along the bottom of the pond, a sea star slowly glides along, each of its five arms wildly different. You also see a speckled tangerine crocodile, a speckled tangerine crocodile, a brilliant red crocodile who appears rather calm, a bright green monkey who appears rather calm, a tall dark felt hat, a striped silver-clasped coat, a snowflake zircon, a stained gold coat and a faceted crystal crab shell.
Also in the room: Thedwar, Tayre, Journeyman Moonspin, Jestin, Arimantis, Lady Maqala, Lord Need, Lord Blizzerdd, Lord Sabitor, Lord Kamalot, Alyxandrah, Armaxis, Lord Thurfel, the body of Ronya who is lying down, the body of Onyxshadow who is lying down, Kralc, the body of Muldaves who is lying down
Obvious exits: northeast, northwest, southwest.

Arimantis asks, "Usin them dwarves an thier hunk of metal to dig for ya?"

You blink.

Alyxandrah smiles at you.

Armaxis raises an eyebrow in Thurfel's direction.

You ask, "What happened here?"

Sabitor begins to twitch.

Thedwar says, "pretty big mess here.."

Thurfel says, "seems like a good idea to me Arimantis"

Blizzerdd glances at you.

You say, "Why all the dead."

Thurfel says, "if they'd be willing"

Lady Nanna just arrived.

Nanna curtsies to Thurfel.

You blink at Thurfel.

Alyxandrah glances at Nanna.

Arimantis asks, "And if they aren't willin?"

Nanna waves to Thurfel.

Sabitor smirks.

Thedwar asks, "Thurfel, ye mind iffen we clean up thuh corpses?"

Thurfel bows to you.

Nanna exclaims, "Hi Thurfel!"

Alyxandrah whispers, "They died on their own."

You curtsy to Thurfel.

Alyxandrah appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Blizzerdd whispers, "hunting accident I guess"

You say, "Good evening, Lord Thurfel."

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "toss em in the ocean for all I care, although the crabs are eating well"

Jestin says, "Can't raise here"

Thurfel says, "good evening milady Iscikella"

Armaxis says, "Just mention the words 'ancient treasure', and they'll be nipping at your heelsss for more information."

Nanna asks, "So you got what you wanted huh Thurfel? At least for a week?"

Thurfel nods to Armaxis.

Nanna peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel asks, "got what I wanted?"

Arimantis begins chuckling at Armaxis.

Nanna nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "you haven't the vaguest idea of what I want"

Thurfel chuckles.

Nanna says, "Well, from what you told me you wanted"

Blizzerdd says, "I do."

Blizzerdd glances at you.

Thurfel says, "I was thinking on visiting the vessel milady"

You glance at Blizzerdd.

You say, "Ah..."

Arimantis asks, "You wanted Mule to become a tradin town, din you?"

You ask, "Ye are looking for wares to buy?"

Thurfel nods to Arimantis.

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Nanna says, "I have a present for you Thurfel, in return for the one you gave me"

Arimantis says, "Town crawlin with shoppers now"

Arimantis grumbles.

Nanna says, "But you have to agree to something for me first."

Thurfel says, "crawling with shoppers eh"

Nanna pokes Thurfel in the ribs.

You say, "Definitely."

Alyxandrah glances at Nanna.

Alyxandrah laughs!

Nanna asks, "Ya hear me?"

You nod to Thurfel.

Tierus bows to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "what good if they simply flee back to the landing"

Tierus says, "Mas'er Thurfel. A pleasure tae see ye 'gain."

Thurfel says, "and aye, I surely do Nanna"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "Good to see ye well, m'lord."

Thurfel waves to Tierus.

Tierus smiles slightly.

Thurfel whispers, "tis very good to see you milady"

Roelon says, "Fire Master."

Roelon nods to Thurfel in greeting.

Alyxandrah gazes heavenward.

Sabitor begins to twitch as he glances at Tierus.

Arimantis says, "Then we gets thier coins, an don have to worry bout feedin em"

Nanna says, "Alright, you have to agree you won't use it for anything I don't approve of first."

Blizzerdd leans to his right slightly.

Arimantis nods to Thurfel.

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Nanna says, "Or something you think I wouldn't approve of"

Alyxandrah blinks at Nanna.

You hear someone sigh.

Thurfel says, "I might agree..."

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Alyxandrah whispers, "She never stops, aye?"

Arimantis glances at Nanna.

You ask, "Approve of?"

Tierus coughs.

Nanna nods to you.

Roelon grins.

Thurfel says, "but then I might not keep my word, so any agreement would hardly be of value to you"

Alyxandrah grins at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I would hardly wish to lie"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I would be a bit wary of Nanna, but that is yer decision of course."

Nanna frowns.

Arimantis asks, "An what sorta thing might you NOT approve of?"

Arimantis squints at Nanna.

Thurfel whispers, "I am very wary of her."

Blizzerdd says, "too obvious.."

You ask, "What is too obvious, Blizz?"

You cock your head at Blizzerdd.

Nanna asks, "For a gift for me, you would use to ill purposes, even if I didn't wish you to? when I spent weeks looking for it and tons of my own coins, and it's a great sacrafice for me?"

Nanna peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Blizzerdd waves a hand at you, dismissing you indifferently.

Nanna asks, "You wouldn't keep your word?"

Nanna says, "err that's a gift from me that is"

Thurfel says, "I always keep my word, hence that is why I would not agree to accept it under those terms"

Lord Iansen just arrived.

Nanna sighs.

You clasp a hand over your mouth.

Iansen leans on his hatchet.

Arimantis nods to Iansen in greeting.

Iansen mutters under his breath.

Roelon grins.

Alyxandrah hums distractedly to herself.

Nanna removes a ki-lin horn from in her dirt-covered purse.

Iansen nods to Arimantis.

Nanna asks, "You wanted one of these right?"

Nanna peers quizzically at Thurfel.

(Tierus glances up at the cavern ceiling, frowning.)

You say, "Purse needs a bit of cleaning, Nanna."

Thurfel says, "but I will not use it slay folks if that is what you are asking"

Thurfel nods to Nanna.

Tierus gazes heavenward.

Nanna asks, "Will you tell me what you want it for then?"

Nanna peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "no"

Thurfel chuckles.

Sabitor smirks.

Alyxandrah appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Nanna frowns.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "And I doubt it is fresh either."

Iansen says, "Figures..."

(Iscikella hums softly to herself.)

Thurfel asks, "would you tell me of your spells and such?"

Nanna says, "Yes, if you where giving me them, I would tell you of them"

Thurfel whispers, "tis of no worry if it is not"

Nanna says, "or accept them based upon your terms"

Alyxandrah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Alyxandrah asks, "How is that a gift?"

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Nanna.

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel says, "tis an item I truly wish to obtain, but of its use I simply can't tell you"

Nanna says, "specially if you looked as hard as I did for this"

Thurfel says, "if you wish to give me a gift, it would be most appreciated. If not, I shall continue seeking one elsewhere"

Armaxis says, "She's more questionsss than a halfling child in a giantkin's undergarment shop."

Iansen says, "Nothing wrong with wanting a trophy."

Thurfel says, "I believe Maelani has one as well"

Roelon chuckles.

Thurfel chuckles.

Nanna frowns.

(Tierus glances about furtively, his eyes settling on Armaxis and growing wider.)

You nod to Thurfel.

Iansen mutters under his breath.

Tierus asks, "Wha'?"

Arimantis chuckles.

Alyxandrah grins.

You say, "So she said."

Thurfel says, "I realize they do not grow on trees"

Nanna asks, "and she'll give it to you without any thought?"

Tierus asks, "Lewd 'umour frem a Luukosian. Whae'd've thought?"

Thurfel grins.

Nanna says, "They don't grow at all anymore as far as I've seen"

Thurfel says, "I believe she wishes a piece of me for the horn"

Thurfel says, "that is my guess"

Armaxis says, "My humor isn't as dead as many seem to think."

Arimantis says, "Armaxis musta won gamblin.. makin jokes an everything"

Nanna asks, "a piece of you?"

You say, "Well, horns on trees would be most... odd."

Nanna peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Arimantis glances at Armaxis.

You cough.

Arimantis chuckles.

Thurfel says, "so to speak"

Moonspin gags.

You glance at Armaxis.

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You ask, "No?"

You raise an eyebrow in Armaxis's direction.

You cough.

Nanna asks, "Is that better than what I wish?"

Armaxis asks, "You're still alive, aren't you?"

Arimantis asks, "An what piece she lookin to get?"

Thurfel says, "however, I am a bit fond of Iscikella and while Maelani is quite comely..."

Armaxis smiles at you.

Arimantis squints at Thurfel.

Nanna says, "I simply want to know what you intend it for is all"

Roelon grins.

Sabitor glances at you.

Thurfel says, "and I simply can't tell you"

Alyxandrah leans on her broadsword.

Blizzerdd peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Armaxis whispers, "You are my cruelest joke of all."

You blush a delicate shade of pink.

Arimantis says, "Maelani gots a thing for ya, huh"

Iansen leans on his staff.

Arimantis chuckles.

Thurfel says, "she is quite a woman"

Iansen says, "That's... disturbing."

Nanna asks, "Will it hurt people?"

Nanna peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "under other circumstances..."

You whisper quietly to Armaxis, " Oh? A joke on ye?"

Thurfel says, "nay"

Thurfel says, "I've told you it will not hurt folks"

Nanna asks, "Iscikella is married you know Thurfel? Why do you continue to pursue her?"

Nanna peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Alyxandrah glances at Nanna.

Nanna offers Thurfel a ki-lin horn.

Armaxis whispers, "How blind you are, but you have already begun to sow the seedsss..."

You ask, "Campaigning for a husband, Nanna?"

You chuckle.

Alyxandrah grins.

Arimantis asks, "Will it do things that they don really want.. cause you think it is for thier own good?"

Nanna smirks.

Thurfel says, "I don't feel its my business to discuss Iscikella's business"

Thurfel nods to Roelon.

You curtsy to Thurfel.

You say, "Thank ye, m'lord."

Thurfel accepts Nanna's ki-lin horn.

Thurfel bows to Nanna.

Thurfel says, "I shall return a favor to you one day Nanna"

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Nanna shrugs.

Tierus says, "A ki-lin horn..."

Tierus frowns.

Thurfel put a ki-lin horn in his crabshell pouch.

(Iansen quietly mutters to himself, "So obvious even I can tell...")

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, " Be careful what she asks, however."

You cough.

Armaxis says, "Well, you know, Nanna hated Thurfel just a few weeksss ago. I assume she still does now, so Thurfel will save himself some work. The relationship won't degrade over time."

Tierus says, "Mas'er..."

You whisper quietly to Armaxis, "Seeds?"

Thurfel whispers, "Foolish I'm not"

Tierus coughs.

Tierus leans forward.

Tierus says, "Ah dun' s'ppose, Mas'er Thurfel, tha' ye've..."

Tierus coughs.

Sabitor raises an eyebrow.

(Tierus stammers slightly.)

Sabitor gazes heavenward.

Nanna says, "It was in partial return for your symbol, although it took me no doubt much more effort than the symbol did for you perhaps."

You lean on Blizzerdd.

Nanna smiles.

Alyxandrah grins at Tierus.

Blizzerdd seems to be waiting for something.

Arimantis says, "She was just jealous, tryin to win him over now.."

You ask, "How would ye know that?"

Arimantis nods to Armaxis.

Tierus asks, "Tha' y-ye've managed tae... pu' any thought intae whae ye might choose as an Apprentice?"

Thurfel asks, "chosen an apprentice?"

You cock your head at Nanna.

Nanna says, "but I knew it was something you wanted"

Tierus coughs.

Tierus says, "Aye, M'lord."

Nanna peers quizzically at you.

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Nanna asks, "Know what?"

Sabitor says, "Gods, Tierus, you are impatient."

(Tierus appears much relieved.)

Tierus slowly empties his lungs.

You say, "Ye have no idea how much effort might have gone into the symbol, Nanna."

Arimantis asks, "Just learnin that?"

Alyxandrah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis just nudged Sabitor.

Sabitor smirks.

(Tierus throws Sabitor a murderous glance.)

You say, "Perhaps ye assume too much."

Roelon takes a few steps back.

You cough.

Nanna says, "Well that's why I added perhaps at the end"

Thurfel says, "Unfortunately, the beastly attack upon my keep has put that on the back burner, tis not forgotten, but tis no longer a priority for the moment until I make repairs and relieve the keep of the parasites hunting there"

(Sabitor prods Tierus roughly with his staff.)

Sabitor snickers.

Nanna says, "I searched a long time, and spent many coins to gain that horn for thurfel, is all"

Nanna shrugs.

Sabitor asks, "Do you have plans to retake your keep, then?"

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Iansen says, "Parasites... yes."

Thurfel asks, "wouldn't you?"

Roelon chuckles.

Thurfel says, "oh, and by the way..."

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Blizzerdd says, "Nah its kinda run down..."

Tierus leans forward.

Thurfel says, "some worm named Deevian continues to try to invade my thoughts..."

Tierus turns to face Thurfel.

Arimantis chuckles.

Sabitor smirks.

Roelon chuckles.

You say, "He is a... rather odd duck that one."

Iansen asks, "Deevian?"

Tierus says, "Deevian? Hrm."

Iansen starts chortling.

You cough.

Thurfel says, "would somebody let him know if he wishes to come here I would be glad to dispatch of him."

Roelon grins.

Sabitor smirks.

You cough.

Alyxandrah grins.

Armaxis says, "You know, we can turn him into a worm."

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

Iansen grins at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "he is like a small child tugging on my robe over and over"

Moonspin asks, "ye gonna dispatch the banaltra Thrufel?"

Roelon says, "That would be interesting.."

Roelon nods to Armaxis.

Arimantis chuckles.

Thurfel asks, "the what?"

Moonspin coughs.

You nod to Thurfel.

Moonspin says, "er Thurfel"

Moonspin blushes a glowing shade of red.

Blizzerdd asks, "Know the feeling..."

Moonspin says, "sorry"

Armaxis says, "I can just blow off all hisss limbs and let him wriggle about for the remaining duration of his life."

Roelon asks, "Ye nae know of the Banalthras?"

You say, "I imagine that is most annoying."

Roelon peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Moonspin says, "the banaltra"

Tierus says, "Tha Ground-Born, Mas'er."

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel asks, "Banalthras?"

Nanna says, "Why don't you just bury the accusers and face your crimes Thurfel? You can start fresh then"

Moonspin says, "we had one in tc just a while ago"

Arimantis says, "Them be big diggin bug things"

Blizzerdd squints at Thurfel.

Arimantis nods to Thurfel.

Madrel asks, "Ye take my cutlass Thurfel?"

Tierus looks over at Arimantis and shakes his head.

You say, "Insects."

You nod to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "what would I need with your cutlass"

Thurfel chuckles.

Roelon says, "Odd things. They seem to dislike the cold."

Tierus says, "Banaltra donnae be quite insect-ish..."

You say, "Most voracious insects."

Alyxandrah laughs!

Thurfel exclaims, "who are these people!"

Moonspin says, "ye will nae survive em wi'out we conquer them"

Nanna says, "um, err bury the crimes and face your accusers that is"

Tierus says, "Tha' ah saw."

Thurfel asks, "burrowing insects you say?"

Iansen says, "Ice roaches..."

Armaxis says, "Locals."

You nod to Thurfel.

Tierus says, "Dwarves."

Thurfel says, "hmm"

You say, "Aye."

Tierus nods to Iansen.

Sabitor glances at Iansen.

Madrel says, "Well it gone missin since yer pets came out"

Sabitor smirks.

Nanna nods to Thurfel.

Roelon says, "Humaniod in form."

Moonspin says, "the feed on folks"

Roelon nods to Thurfel.

You say, "Underground dwelling things."

Moonspin says, "er carry em down "

Thurfel says, "I wonder"

Nanna says, "They have attacked everywhere but icemule"

Thurfel says, "likely too cold"

Armaxis says, "They're an interesting lot, only come out every few thousand yearsss to feed..."

Alyxandrah says, "I'm sure someone else has found it."

Moonspin asks, "ye been under a rock hiding?"

Moonspin glances at Thurfel.

You say, "So we were told."

You say, "too frozen."

Roelon nods.

Lord Deevian just arrived.

Arimantis says, "Don think they would take well to doin you any favors though.. not exactly friendly critters"

Moonspin says, "surprised ye seem so unlearned bout them"

Nanna says, "and have succeeded in part of your goal to make icemule more of a marketplace and rival of the landing"

You say, "Sometimes good to be frozen it seems."

You wink at Thurfel.

Deevian mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Arimantis grins at Deevian.

Blizzerdd mutters under his breath.

Deevian says, "Magics on this island are bothersome"

Armaxis says, "There's the said worm now."

Thurfel says, "I wish it to be a center of industry..."

Sabitor smirks.

Arimantis says, "We was just talkin bout you.."

Thurfel says, "not a merchant place for a few days"

Tierus glances at Deevian.

Sabitor says, "Hello, Deevian."

Armaxis nods to Iansen.

Thurfel asks, "tell me more of the insects?"

Deevian snickers.

Nanna begins chuckling at Thurfel.

Tierus taps Thurfel lightly on his shoulder.

Deevian asks, "Judgin' from the crowd, ahm sure et was all good?"

Deevian snickers.

Thurfel nods to Tierus.

Roelon says, "They feed another."

Roelon nods to Thurfel.

Tierus says, "Mas'er, Deevian 'as presented 'imself."

Deevian rolls his eyes.

Deevian waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Armaxis says, "The banaltras are simply a caretaker of a larger creature called a feithidimor."

Arimantis says, "They are protectin bigger insects, that haven't come yet"

Moonspin says, "they been appearing in River Rest, Teras, Solhaven, the landing"

(Tierus gestures toward Deevian, coughing slightly.)

Moonspin says, "and now they here"

Thurfel asks, "Deevian, you continue to squeal at me like a stuck pig, what is it you wish?"

You say, "The lorekeepers who came from Ta'Illistim, Lord Thurfel, believe the banaltra to be caring for a hatchling of another creature."

Alyxandrah laughs!

Roelon grins at Deevian.

Armaxis says, "The feithidmor emits a sound which stops all thought in sentient beingsss."

Iansen leans on his staff.

Iansen says, "This... should be interesting."

Iansen smirks.

Tierus says, "'an' dwarves, as well."

Tierus nods to Armaxis.

Thurfel says, "I am attempting to learn something here of insects"

Deevian says, "Ah simply wish tae stalk yeh fer a bit, an' mek sure yeh dunt blow up anymer uh meh favorite shops"

Alyxandrah rolls her eyes.

Moonspin says, "they be nursemaids fer bigger meaner ones"

Armaxis says, "As it matures, it will tunnel up toward the surface, and the rock which seperates the sound from us shall no longer be there. Anyone within earshot of thisss thing will be rendered helpless."

You say, "Armaxis speaks truth for once in this."

Moonspin glances at Thurfel.

You nod to Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "And thus, the banaltra and the feithidmor will feed."

You ask, "Would ye wish me to sanct, m'lord?"

Thurfel says, "they are quite dangerous.."

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Thurfel nods to you.

Arimantis nods to Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "And death will flow as water, naturally."

Deevian says, "Insects are much like yourself... creepy, crawly, and up to no good"

Armaxis's ora Luukos symbol emits a soft grey glow.

You concentrate on the Minor Sanctuary spell...
You gesture.
A sense of peace and calm settles over the area.

Deevian nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel asks, "but they pose no threat to Icemule?"

Armaxis shakes his head.

You shake your head.

Roelon says, "So it seems."

Tierus coughs.

Arimantis says, "Seems not"

You say, "apparently not"

Iansen says, "Too cold."

Armaxis says, "There are only eggs under the southern townsss."

Iansen nods to Thurfel.

Tierus says, "So tha Lorekeepers've said."

Iansen says, "Always too cold here."

Tierus shakes his head.

Roelon says, "But they nae know too much."

Roelon chuckles.

Armaxis says, "Including the Turamzyrrian Empire and some of the Elven Nationsss."

Arimantis grins at Roelon.

Tierus says, "Ah'mnae quite certain tha' tha Keepers o' Lore speak truth, 'owe'er."

You say, "The frozen ground is likely too difficult to burrow through."

Armaxis says, "We were entertaining the thought that..."

Moonspin says, "they already here in ice mule"

Armaxis glances at Thurfel.

Moonspin asks, "ye deaf?"

Tierus glances at Moonspin.

Thurfel asks, "they are in icemule?"

Moonspin says, "there was one and there will be others"

Armaxis says, "Perhapsss, if there was an egg laid here eons ago..."

Moonspin says, "yup"

Thurfel asks, "the insects?"

Moonspin flails her arms about.

Moonspin says, "yup"

Blizzerdd shakes his head.

Moonspin says, "ye nae listen "

Roelon asks, "Ye saw one?"

Thurfel bows to Alyxandrah.

Armaxis looks over at Thurfel and shakes his head.

Moonspin blushes and babbles a few incoherent words, looking sincerely flustered.

Roelon peers quizzically at Moonspin.

You ask, "Where, Moonspin?"

Moonspin says, "yup"

Tierus says, "P'raps a single one, brought by tha Jugg'naut in its travels."

You say, "I've not seen any."

Moonspin says, "in town center"

Roelon chuckles.

Moonspin says, "sheesh"

Moonspin says, "no one listens to me"

Tierus says, "Ah doubt tha' there'd be mer than one."

Moonspin flails her arms about.

Thurfel says, "I wonder how a crab would fare against one"

You ask, "Since when?"

Moonspin says, "killed someone"

Armaxis says, "It depends."

Moonspin says, "erupted right there"

Tierus says, "Ah won'er 'ow yer troll-ogre beast woul' fare 'gainst one."

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "They stand nearly as tall as a giant. But some of them are quite weak."

Thurfel says, "would be an interesting battle"

Sabitor asks, "The dead one?"

Moonspin says, "so Thurfel, why ye nae make em go away"

Armaxis says, "Others are as hardened as a tsark."

Thurfel says, "but perhaps I shall have to find one"

Tierus grins at Sabitor.

Tierus says, "Wha' cin die cin live."

Moonspin says, "i dare ye to solve the problem"

Moonspin grins at Thurfel.

Tierus frowns at Moonspin.

Moonspin says, "iffn ye are so great"

Moonspin says, "save the town"

Tierus says, "Dare be such a... strong term."

Arimantis says, "Not sure I like the idea of them tunnelin round in there"

Moonspin says, "why"

Moonspin says, "he grown up"

Thurfel says, "I don't recall ever claiming to be great"

Thurfel chuckles.

Moonspin rolls her eyes.

Valicar says, "we have em under control, Arimantis"

Need says, "Sheesh, alot of disrespect here"

Moonspin says, "ye gots a selective memory"

Moonspin glances at Thurfel.

You say, "Just a wizard."

You cough.

Blizzerdd says, "Have fun wife..Don't let him keep ya up too late."

Lord Blizzerdd just went southwest.

Tierus says, "B'cause, if Mas'er Thurfel be willin' tae give 'is po'ers an' bring danger 'pon 'imself fer 'is side o' tha dare, Moonspin..."

Armaxis says, "Needless to say, the banaltras, at the least, could provide you with an excellent...template for a burrowing creature."

Tierus says, "Ye mus' be prepared tae do somethin' equally magnanimous, as yers."

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel nods to Armaxis.

Thurfel says, "that is my thought"

You ask, "So this attack in Town Centre was just tonight?"

Thurfel says, "if I can perhaps track a small one"

Moonspin says, "i don't believe he can"

Alyxandrah nods to you.

Moonspin nods to you.

Alyxandrah says, "Aye."

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Moonspin says, "yup"

Tierus says, "They are infestin' tha Landin'."

Armaxis says, "I'll attempt to fetch a corpse, or a claw or somesuch from them if I'm able."

Moonspin says, "nae more'n an hour ago"

Armaxis says, "They're rather easy to crush."

Thurfel says, "If they infest much more..."

Thurfel says, "Icemule will be overrun"

Iansen says, "I heard someone say they smuggled it in somehow, just to see what would happen."

Moonspin says, "some say they follow they tunnels left by the jugg"

Tierus says, "Still their claws be quite weak 'gainst our frozen ground."

You ask, "So ye believe they are investing here as well?"

Thurfel nods to Roelon.

Iansen says, "And prove those sylvans wrong about it being safe here."

You ask, "Not just a stray?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Roelon says, "Ah hope not."

Thurfel says, "I do not believe so, I would have heard of them if so"

Thurfel says, "but anything is possible of course"

Alyxandrah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Tierus says, "P'raps if reworked tae possess sturdier claws, an' slightly mer intelligence, tha banaltra woul' be verrah useful indeed."

Valicar says, "indeed"

Moonspin mutters old_man.

Armaxis says, "You might wish to try sending your scoutsss out in the ancient caverns you know so much about."

You ask, "Perhaps one piggy-backed on the Juggernaut?"

(Tierus licks his lips.)

Thurfel says, "not sure more intelligence in a dangerous creature is a wise idea"

Tierus nods to you.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Alyxandrah smiles.

Germinal says, "excellent for uncovering old tombs, for example"

Arimantis nods to you.

Thurfel nods to Germinal.

Valicar nods to Germinal.

Valicar says, "at the cost of Icemule's folks"

Germinal raises an eyebrow.

Armaxis says, "A theory is that perhapsss, since the glacier covering Icemule in it's chill embrace, the egg under Icemule has not yet hatched, but rather lays dormant."

Tierus says, "Sadly, these things be far less intell'gent e'en than Grawg, Mas'er."

Tierus looks over at Thurfel and shakes his head.

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "Ye have been well while in hiding, m'lord?"

Sabitor says, "If you plan to use these banaltras, then you will not be taking over the Juggernaut, I suppose."

Sabitor mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Tierus says, "Some small bit o' intell'gence might be... useful."

Thurfel whispers, "well, but lonely milady"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "Well, that can be a sad thing, aye."

Tierus says, "Enough fer a Thurfellian banaltra tae un'erstand simple orders, p'raps."

Thurfel says, "I have yet to visit the vessle"

Moonspin chuckles.

Thurfel says, "tis in my plans however"

(Tierus taps his chin.)

Tierus rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis says, "Well, seein as we werent always frozen.. an the eggs been there for centurys. Makes sense that one mighta been laid afore the freeze "

Moonspin says, "ummm ye hae only had failures that i've seen M'Lord Thurfel"

Moonspin says, "yer creature turned again ye"

Thurfel says, "I am disapointed the folks that overan my keep did not make amends for it however"

Germinal snorts.

You hear someone snicker.

Valicar asks, "did you make amends for our burned town?"

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Valicar peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Valicar says, "I think not"

Roelon says, "A fury.."

Nanna says, "Why do they need to make amends? You're the one that should be seeking amends Thurfel"

Roelon says, "How lovely.."

Germinal asks, "And for the dwarves you murdered in the landing?"

Roelon shifts his weight.

Germinal peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "nay, I did not, that was unfortunate"

Valicar says, "indeed"

Thurfel says, "but also ancient history"

Tierus says, "Dwarves."

Tierus frowns.

Valicar says, "many lives lost"

Valicar says, "lives that cannot be replaced"

Tierus says, "Be it still murder if they be... oh, ne'er mind."

Tierus shakes his head.

Moonspin says, "still look awful"

Moonspin glances at Roelon.

Nanna looks over at Roelon and shakes her head.

Arimantis glances at Tierus.

Moonspin says, "he ruined a pretty town"

Thurfel asks, "so, the answer is to kill more folks?"

Arimantis grumbles.

Germinal asks, "Well, let's just call our victory over your keep...ancient history. Shall we?"

Germinal smiles at Thurfel.

You sigh.

Moonspin says, "no kill banaltras"

Tierus says, "Dwarves be resourceful beasts. They pro'lly got out."

Moonspin grins at Thurfel.

You say, "I never think killing the answer."

Armaxis says, "People resist change. Sometimes change is but a massive wave; and sometimesss those who resist strongest drown."

Valicar says, "the answer is simply to leave Icemule as it is and dig elsewhere"

Thurfel says, "I could not have been plainer when I said that to attack my keep was to invite war"

Nanna says, "You should just appologize to them Thurfel...and let it be done."

Tierus glances over at Nanna and winces.

Deevian says, "And we're waiting for your reply to the attack"

Germinal says, "No, burning Icemule and murdering innocent landing citizens was an act of war."

Thurfel says, "and yet...."

Deevian snickers.

Nanna grins.

Thurfel says, "they attacked"

Germinal says, "We merely responded."

Thurfel asks, "we're?"

Iansen mutters something about roaches.

Valicar says, "The war was alredy invited by you, Thurfel with your murders of our citizens and attempt to unleash hordes upon us from the tomb"

You bite your lip.

Thurfel says, "nay, what occured was revenge.."

Valicar says, "history is as it is"

Thurfel says, "not self defense"

Deevian says, "We're waiting for your 'war' after the attack, I would imagine, not much else to do but wait"

Roelon nods to Thurfel.

Germinal says, "You must understand, firemage, that for every action...there is a reaction. You tasted that when we ran you out of your home."

Alyxandrah gazes heavenward.

Nanna scratches her head.

Germinal asks, "Understand?"

Tierus asks, "Ran 'im out? Ah dun' s'ppose any'un's managed tae get intae tha Tower, yet?"

Tierus glances at Germinal.

Thurfel nods to Alyxandrah.

Tierus says, "Somethin' tells me tha' M'lord's keep do truly still be 'is own."

Thurfel nods to Tierus.

Arimantis says, "Revenge is a never endin circle.. you wants it to stop, you gots to let it stop"

Germinal asks, "They why does he not occupy it?"

Arimantis glances at Thurfel.

Germinal cocks his head at Tierus.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "And, though I disagree strongly with opening the tomb, I am sorry ye were chased from yer home. Everyone has a right to their home."

Germinal cocks his head at Thurfel.

Roelon nods to Tierus.

Tierus says, "A simple slammin' o' tha portcullis, an' e'eryun' inside begins tae starve."

Sabitor smirks.

Tierus raises an eyebrow.

Thurfel says, "were I to occupy at the moment..."

Valicar says, "As we ourselves seek to keep Icemule for ourselves and not under the control of a Despot"

Tierus asks, "Bu' ah s'ppose tha' dinnae occur tae ye, did it?"

Thurfel says, "it would leave a trail of dead corpses"

Thurfel asks, "is that what you wish?"

Armaxis says, "Fine by me."

Armaxis looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

You glance at Armaxis.

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "Oh, you were asking them."

You say, "It would be."

Deevian gazes heavenward.

Armaxis clears his throat.

Sabitor glances at Armaxis.

Tierus says, "Rare form t'night, Armaxis."

Tierus rolls his eyes.

You mutter something about Luukosians...

Sabitor smirks.

Thurfel says, "enough, I wish to visit the vessel"

Tierus nods.

Alyxandrah grins at Thurfel.

Valicar asks, "So you are saying then, Thurfel that it is your way or the way of death?"

Tierus says, "An' ah've an appointment wif Mas'er Tegan."

Roelon says, "It be somewhat large."

Roelon nods to Thurfel.

Tierus grins wryly.

Tierus bows to Thurfel.

Germinal says, "Apparently so, Valicar"

Germinal nods to Valicar.

Sabitor asks, "Do you know the way?"

Germinal shrugs.

Sabitor raises an eyebrow in Thurfel's direction.

Thurfel says, "I am not saying anything but that I wish to see this ship"

Tierus says, "G'deventide, Mas'er. Do 'ope tae see yas at Tegan's tent o' wonders."

Thurfel says, "nay, I only felt a few rumbles"

Germinal smirks.

Thurfel says, "I know not where it is"

Sabitor coughs.

Armaxis asks, "Hm, come with me?"

Armaxis peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel nods to Armaxis.

Nanna says, "No, he's saying that if he tries to retake it, people will try to stop him, and he'll be forced to kill them, I believe"

Nanna shrugs.

You say, "Goodness."

Thurfel nods to Nanna.

Thurfel says, "that is true"

Valicar says, "slay him not. Allow him to see the wonder of the Dwarves atleast once...will be his only chance"

Thurfel joins Armaxis's group.

Armaxis says, "Anyone else who wishes to accompany usss may."

Sabitor stifles a yawn.

Iansen joins Armaxis's group.

You say, "Well, this I don't like much."
You join Armaxis.

Thurfel says, "perhaps I can find the Captain"

Armaxis glances at you.

You glance at Armaxis.

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

Valicar says, "perhaps"

Roelon asks, "Might ah follow ye, serpant?"

Roelon peers quizzically at Armaxis.

Armaxis says, "I saw him about somewhere"

Sabitor says, "This will be interesting."

Nanna says, "Frumbles was about"

Moonspin says, "hopefully ye'll find a banatra"

Armaxis says, "Feel free."

Moonspin cackles!

Nanna says, "Frumble"

Armaxis's group just went southwest.

[Thurfel's Island]
A simple path of smooth, flat stones leads off into the water to the southwest, ending here on a clean, white sandy beach. Small footprints lead in all directions, their paths crossing and recrossing dozens of times before leading off to the north.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Lord Roelon, Armaxis, Satrn
Obvious exits: north, southwest.

Nanna nods.

Iansen says, "The captain? He screams at people from that highchair on the bridge."

Armaxis says, "He's the First Mate."

Armaxis's group just went southwest.

[Raised Stone Path]
The water swells and ebbs in an easy, soft rhythm, occasionally slopping over the sides of the smooth stone path that pokes up from the clear, dark surface of the underground lake. From time to time, a small splash breaks the water, ripples gliding away from the obvious point of disturbance. You also see a speckled tangerine crocodile.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Lord Roelon, Armaxis
Obvious exits: west, northeast.

Sabitor says, "I met Frumble."

Sabitor frowns.

Armaxis's group just went west.

[Raised Stone Path]
Small flat stones jut from the water, closely spaced such that even a halfling could scamper from rock to rock with no difficulty. The water sloshes gently over the path now and again, briefly covering the stones then sliding effortlessly off the smooth surfaces.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Lord Roelon, Armaxis
Obvious exits: east.

Nanna says, "He's the first mate, and Aellen's father"

Armaxis's group went across some flat stepping stones.

[Cavern, Lichen Bridge]
Thick sheets of lichen lie across the surface of the water, bobbing and swaying with the slightest bit of movement. The sheets also stretch vertically between the stalagmites that anchor them, obscuring any view of the lake beyond. You also see the shore.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Lord Roelon, Armaxis
Obvious exits: south.

Sabitor says, "I have yet to meet Bhilge, however."

Sabitor mutters under his breath.

Armaxis's group went to the shore.

[Great Cavern, Stalagmite Forest]
The stalagmites and stalactites stand farther apart as the cavern opens to the south. The cavern slopes downward and is quickly covered by a layer of mud and plant debris. The thin layers of mist behind you are replaced by a thick yellow fog that shrouds the bog below you.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Lord Roelon, Armaxis
Obvious exits: north, east, west, northwest, down.

Armaxis says, "You don't want to."

Armaxis's group just went northwest.

[Great Cavern, Stalagmite Forest]
The fog that rolls about the cavern in twin layers has grown so thick here that it is a single massive bank of dark grey. Dim shapes of stone mark the edges of your vision like sentries. Every now and then the fog lifts a bit, giving you a glimpse of what lies beyond.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Lord Roelon, Armaxis
Obvious exits: north, west, southeast.

You ask, "My lord, may I ask ye a question?"

Armaxis's group just went north.

[Great Cavern, Flue]
Moss grows so thickly around you that it is impossible to make out the stone behind it. A constant flow of warm, moist air feeds the glowing moss. It hangs down in clumps here and there, almost to the floor where another sort grows in rough clumps.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Lord Roelon, Armaxis
Obvious exits: up, down.

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Armaxis's group just went up.

[Great Cavern, Flue]
A wide tunnel extends straight upwards. Below, the tunnel slopes downward and off to one side a bit. The ceiling of the flue is covered in thick glowing moss and a drop or two of water falls from above. The air is still cool here, but well above freezing. You also see some limestone stairs.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Lord Roelon, Armaxis
Obvious exits: down.

Thurfel nods to you.

Armaxis's group wandered up some limestone stairs.

[Tavern Burrow, Pilsner Avenue]
Pilsner Avenue ends at the West Road, although you can see that another road continues beyond this intersection. A tall, narrow, wooden framed building, apparently hastily constructed some years past, houses the Nightowl Pub.
Also here: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Armaxis
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west.

Sabitor says, "No, Greablik told me to speak to Bhilge about helping with repairs."

Armaxis says, "Here we are."

Armaxis's group just went north.

[Icemule Trace, West Road]
The cobblestone road ends at the large western gate here. Through the gate you see vast plains of grass about as tall as a halfling, with very few trees for cover. You also see some double leather, a ragged tent and an old beer barrel.
Also here: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Armaxis, Bolttouch, Mckelvey who is lying down
Obvious paths: north, south, east.

You ask, "Did ye go about giving acantha to a young one recently?"

Armaxis's group went through the western town gate.

[Icemule Trace, Snow Drifts]
The area around you is barren except for patches of grass that poke through the snow along this rough trail. You see the familiar walls of Icemule Trace in the distance but are too far away to see the gate. You also see a white flask, some reinforced leather, The Enormous Mithril Juggernaut and a broad wooden ramp.
Also here: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Armaxis, Simmer, Moonmystic, Lady Rubytears, Lady Zendy, Eagalas, Thrangol, Marelayna
Obvious paths: east, west.

You say, "He was adamant was ye..."

Armaxis glances at The Enormous Mithril Juggernaut.

Thurfel says, "I don't believe so Iscikella"

Armaxis's group went up a broad wooden ramp.

[Juggernaut, Ramp]
This broad wooden ramp leads up to what is, unmistakably, some sort of enormous mithril juggernaut device.
Also here: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Armaxis, Simmer, Lady Leeanda, Apprentice Seranthius, Phamton, Zenmagic
Obvious paths: up, down.

You nod to Thurfel.

You say, "I thought him confused."

Thurfel nods to you.

You say, "But just he was so sure."

Armaxis's group just went up.

[Juggernaut, Main Passage]
Forty feet high and wide enough for a small army, this crowded passageway extends from stem to stern. Brass oil lamps are spaced along the otherwise bare mithril walls. Grumbling dwarves scurry by, obviously preoccupied with important matters. You also see an engraved blue mithril hatch, a red mithril door and an oval vultite hatch.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Armaxis, Lady Adinah, Adyr, Uhanna, Lady Gwwen, Lord Petroth, Simmer, Lady Sundawning, Dgry, Apprentice Elennia, Pjeren, Lord Telagan, Itiara, Lord Kithus, Lady Mesaanna, Lady Taliria, Lady Kattiuskha, Lady Dessedemona, Zylianara, Lady Danay, Shadowkatt
Obvious exits: north, south, down.

Armaxis says, "Hm, I believe the Captain's chambersss are...this way..."

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

Armaxis's group just went north.

[Juggernaut, Bow Section]
The floor curves upward toward the bow. All manner of odd sounds and smells come from the doorways lining the walls. At the end of the passage sits an enormous mithril hatch. You also see a riveted leather-padded passageway and a silver hatch.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Armaxis, Sinlore, Lord Desorceri, Knuft
Obvious exits: south.

Armaxis glances at an enormous mithril hatch.

Thurfel asks, "Is there staff aboard this vessel?"

Armaxis's group went through an enormous mithril hatch.

[Juggernaut, Bridge]
This is the brains of the Juggernaut. Lining the walls from floor to ceiling are gigantic instrument panels. Everywhere, you see buttons, switches, blinking lights, glowing dials, toggles, pumps, steam-whistles, buzzers and foot paddles. The crew works frantically, even with the great ship at rest. Perched on his pillar before a great modwir wheel, the captain scowls and chews a cigar, glaring off into space. Just inside the hatch is the purser, who alone of the dwarves acknowledges your presence.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Armaxis, Lord Staind, Maeglyn
Obvious exits: none.

You say, "Aye, there is."

Sabitor says, "Dwarves."

Nanna nods to Thurfel.

You nod to Thurfel.

Sabitor smirks.

Iansen nods to Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "Here he is."

You say, "All dwarves."

Armaxis glances at the captain.

Thurfel says, "he seems a bit busy"

Thurfel chuckles.

Iansen says, "I attempted to aid one of them in activating their 'heater' last evening."

Armaxis says, "Hm.."

You say, "Well, captains are like that."

You wink at Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "Then we'll have to find someone else."

Thurfel nods to you.

Thurfel says, "perhaps one of the crew"

Sabitor says, "Bah, damn dwarf smell."

Armaxis's group went through an enormous mithril hatch.

[Juggernaut, Main Passage]
Forty feet high and wide enough for a small army, this crowded passageway extends from stem to stern. Brass oil lamps are spaced along the otherwise bare mithril walls. Grumbling dwarves scurry by, obviously preoccupied with important matters. You also see an engraved blue mithril hatch, a red mithril door and an oval vultite hatch.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Armaxis, Madrel, Lady Azyre, Ashren, Journeyman Adoran, Gerdan, Lady Kadesha, Quisat, Itiara, Lady Mesaanna, Lady Taliria, Lady Kattiuskha, Lady Dessedemona, Zylianara, Lady Danay, Shadowkatt
Obvious exits: north, south, down.

Kadesha rubs her eyes.

Danay glances at Thurfel.

Armaxis furrows his brow.

You say, "I'm afraid I get lost in here."

You say, "Hopefully the Luukosian is better with directions."

Tarkisis curtsies to Armaxis.

You glance at Armaxis.

Armaxis says, "Where's the damnable crew when you need them, you can smell them, but never see them."

Armaxis scowls.

Tarkisis says, "Eve again, Armaxis.."

Armaxis nods to Tarkisis.

Tarkisis says, "I see you have gathered a crowd."

Tarkisis smirks.

Zylianara says, "What crew? They all in the bars."

Tarkisis curtsies to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "Aye, I do"

Armaxis says, "Hmm.."

Tarkisis says, "Eve to thee FireMage"

Sabitor says, "I've met several of the crew, but they don't seem to be..."

Armaxis says, "He does."

Armaxis points at Thurfel.

Nanna says, "could find a merchant maybe"

Armaxis says, "Hmm.."

Madrel exclaims, "Take em ta see the captain!"

Armaxis says, "Shall we look below? Hold your nose if so."

Thurfel says, "I would imagine they are all in some duct drinking ale till they fall down"

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "But shopping can be fun sometimes..."

You smile at Thurfel.

Sabitor glances at Armaxis.

Sabitor smirks.

Nanna begins chuckling at Thurfel.

Tarkisis smirks.

Armaxis's group just went south.

[Juggernaut, Main Passage]
This enormous hallway continues along the backbone of the Juggernaut. Doorways of all shapes and sizes line the walls. Off to one side, a grimy dwarven work-crew talks amongst themselves, sipping at tankards of ale and bloodrotbrew. From the looks of the workers, they don't want to be bothered. From the smell of them, you have no desire to. You also see a small mithril-bound door, a grimy metal hatch, a blackened iron hatch and a polished ora hatch.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Armaxis, Kriako, Daranto, Quisat, Lord Whitetouch, Lord Telagan, Rennick, Lady Iluna, Lady Dunequeen, Lord Brendokken, Lord Riftur
Obvious exits: north, south.

Thurfel says, "I could use a new pouch perhaps"

Iansen says, "It's rather... foul, down there."

Thurfel asks, "do the dwarves make one?"

Armaxis glances at Thurfel.

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "I believe so."

You say, "Aye, I've seen several."

Armaxis's group went through a grimy metal hatch.

[On The Prowl]
Large pelts from various beasts adorn the walls and floor of this shop, futilely attempting to add a rustic touch to this cramped metallic room. A scraggly dwarf clad in a forest-green tunic and tan leggings leans against a splintery wooden counter as he watches the room's occupants disdainfully. The scents of leather and strong musk hang heavily in the air, assaulting the senses of all within this small shop. You also see a grimy metal hatch and a thick modwir table with some stuff on it.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Armaxis, Lady Rianon, Hhooru, Lord Daammus
Obvious exits: west.

Armaxis says, "Hmm."

Sabitor coughs.

You say, "Not sure what would suit ye, however."

You cough.

Armaxis says, "Gloves, and such..."

Hhooru just nudged Thurfel.

Armaxis furrows his brow.

Thurfel says, "no need of gloves"

Armaxis's group went through a grimy metal hatch.

[Juggernaut, Main Passage]
This enormous hallway continues along the backbone of the Juggernaut. Doorways of all shapes and sizes line the walls. Off to one side, a grimy dwarven work-crew talks amongst themselves, sipping at tankards of ale and bloodrotbrew. From the looks of the workers, they don't want to be bothered. From the smell of them, you have no desire to. You also see a small mithril-bound door, a grimy metal hatch, a blackened iron hatch and a polished ora hatch.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Armaxis, Talman, Lord Mikeul, Lord Polaris, Meritis, Faywyn, Lyndel, Lady Mystianna, Rennick, Lady Iluna, Lady Dunequeen, Lord Brendokken, Lord Riftur
Obvious exits: north, south.

Armaxis says, "I knew I saw some attire somewhere."

Sabitor says, "There is a gem pouch in the... er... laundry room."

Armaxis's group went through a small mithril-bound door.

[Froehic's Emblazonry]
Rough mithril walls spread out to enclose this spacious area. A workbench with all manner of tools on top of it sits like a stone sentinel in the center of the room. Scraps of leather and metal are scattered and piled up against the walls. The smell of sweat and labor is heavy upon the air. You also see a reinforced shield, a morning star, Froehic the emblazoner, an important looking sign, a simple ora-reinforced table with some stuff on it and a small oaken tub.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Armaxis, Lord Agaric, Oary, Knuft, Lady Kritz, Lord Belsebrak, Lady Seckara, Lord Quillian, Kalaan, Dandee, Lord Lrik, Lord Micathus
Obvious exits: south, east, out.

Froehic looks at you and says, "Ya know ya wants ta buy sumthin'! Take yer time an' pick out sumthin nice fer yerself, an' don' ferget ta read m' sign if ya wants me ta work on yer armor."

Armaxis says, "Hm, no..."

You look at Armaxis and shake your head.

Armaxis's group just went out.

[Broglar's Expedition Shop]
Various boxes, crates, and tables are pushed together at the center of this low-ceilinged room. A few sturdy wooden racks are spaced along the dark walls, creating narrow aisles. A trio of stout dwarven clerks stomp about, grumbling as they rearrange wares and restock items. You also see an engraved red mithril hatch, a dented metal bucket, a small polished haon table with some stuff on it, some silvery steel hooks with some stuff on it, a small mithril bin, some wooden pegs with some stuff on it, a long modwir cloak rack with some stuff on it and a tall wooden boot rack with some stuff on it.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Madrel, Armaxis, Lord Turtice, Devinonicus, Lady Seracia, Lady Dizzycat, Orahsiris, Doppelganger
Obvious exits: north.

You say, "Seems the sorc has ranger blood."

Armaxis says, "Aha."

You cough.

Sabitor says, "I thought you knew your way around, Armaxis."

Sabitor mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

You glance at Armaxis.

Armaxis says, "There should be something here."

A sales clerk looks disgruntled and steps over to help Nanna.

Armaxis glances at Sabitor.

Sabitor glances at something inside a small mithril bin.

Nanna says, "that's a nice one"

Armaxis glances at a small mithril bin.

Thurfel says, "perhaps I shall simply hire one to craft a pouch for me"

In the mithril bin you see a silver-laced black silk pouch, a gold-laced blue velvet pouch, a veniom-laced crimson silk pouch, a supple grey leather pouch and a soft black velvet pouch.

Armaxis chuckles.

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I wish one clasped with jagged crimson coral."

Nanna says, "Good luck"

Nanna chuckles.

You say, "Aye, not sure silk or velvet is the thing."

Thurfel says, "leather, would be best"

Roelon says, "Can get lost in this bloody contraption."

Armaxis says, "Well, I don't believe there are any about on the shelvesss."

Roelon joins Armaxis's group.

Thurfel says, "silk is a bit delicate"

You nod to Thurfel.

Sabitor raises an eyebrow in Thurfel's direction.

You say, "leather is more durable, aye."

Iansen says, "I prefer wool."

Armaxis says, "I do know, however, where a craftswoman lurks."

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel nods to Nanna.

Nanna taps a supple grey leather pouch.

Roelon says, "She has retired for the momment."

Roelon nods to Armaxis.

Armaxis says, "Hm, wretched."

Thurfel says, "perhaps the grey one"

A sales clerk looks disgruntled and steps over to help Nanna.

Roelon chuckles.

A sales clerk looks disgruntled and steps over to help Thurfel.

A sales clerk recounts Nanna's money then hands it to her.

Nanna offers Thurfel a supple grey leather pouch.

Thurfel accepts Nanna's grey leather pouch.

Thurfel asks, "they charge five thousand silvers for a pouch?"

You say, "My, just full of gifts today, m'lady."

You chuckle.

Nanna says, "Good price"

Nanna smiles.

Thurfel says, "the ship should be made of gold, not mithril"

Kevie grunts.

Armaxis says, "At least it's free of sweat."

Nanna grins.

Sabitor smirks.

Thurfel attaches a supple grey leather pouch to his belt.

You say, "Well, ye know, dwarves, m'lord."

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "Mind company, Armaxis? I have to admit that I'm a bit lost here."

You say, "Very mindful of profit."

Kevie demands, "who broke the Jugg?"

You nod to Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "Go ahead and follow if you wish."

Sabitor points at Kevie.

Thurfel says, "that goes well beyond profit"

Armaxis glances at Kevie.

Sabitor says, "There's some crew."

Nanna blinks at Kevie.

Tarkisis joins Armaxis's group.

Kevie mutters, "making all this work for me"

Kevie mutters under his breath.

Lord Blizzerdd came through an engraved red mithril hatch.

Thurfel says, "this money could be staying in Icemule"

Armaxis says, "Aha, a crewmember."

Thurfel says, "but it will be fleeing with the dwarves instead"

You kiss Blizzerdd on the cheek.

Sabitor says, "You, dwarf."

Thurfel says, "this is hardly the commerce I wish for our town"

Nanna waves to Kevie.

Blizzerdd looks at you and gags.

You glance at Blizzerdd.

Sabitor gives Kevie a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Armaxis says, "Hm.."

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Roelon nods to Thurfel.

You say, "Well, true, the dwarves are here to fill their coffers not the town's."

Thurfel says, "and when they leave..."

Lord Blizzerdd went through an engraved red mithril hatch.

Lyvonia waves to you.

Lyvonia glances at Armaxis.

Thurfel says, "they will leave with millions of coins that could have been used to fortify the town"

Tarkisis curtsies to Lyvonia.

Tarkisis says, "Evening Lyvonia"

You say, "Well, right now supply the town."

Thurfel says, "we should be building merchants in town"

Iansen asks, "Fortify from whom?"

You say, "With all the refugees, m'lord, supplies are dwindling."

You nod to Thurfel.

Tarkisis says, "Ah, Lyvonia..Armaxis.. Armaxis, this is Lyvonia a fellow founder to the Archives."

Tarkisis nods to Armaxis.

Roelon nods.

Tarkisis points at Lyvonia.

Armaxis says, "We've met."

Roelon says, "We would need massive amounts of supply."

Lyvonia nods to Armaxis in greeting.

Roelon says, "Wood, steel, rope.."

Kevie yawns.

Nanna says, "I think more of the silvers are leaving from the landing populace though than icemule's"

Roelon rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Nanna shrugs.

Tarkisis says, "I don't think there is anyone left that you do not know."

Tarkisis nods to Armaxis.

Thurfel nods to Roelon.

Sabitor glances at Kevie.

Lyvonia shifts her eyes to Armaxis.

Lyvonia says, "briefly"

Sabitor blinks.

Thurfel says, "that is likely true Nanna, they are quite frivolous with their silvers"

Nanna blinks.

Nanna pokes Kevie in the ribs.

You blink.

Nanna grins.

Sabitor says, "We missed one of the crew."

Thurfel says, "I shall find a bit of coral upon my island"

Armaxis asks, "Yesss, shall we go after the little wretch?"

Nanna says, "I didn't miss him..."

Thurfel says, "then commission a craftsman"

Sabitor smirks.

Thurfel nods to Armaxis.

[Juggernaut, Main Passage]
The passageway ends here in a large locked gate. Two surly guards stand before it. Below you, the floor vibrates, and an open hatch reveals a ladder descending into a smoky, smelly pit. Many doorways line the walls, but a steel arch catches your eye. You also see the Grafth disk, an engraved red mithril hatch, a granite-edged round mithril hatch and a stout black mithril hatch.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Armaxis, Ordre, Priscius, Lady Alisar, Makaze, Lord Trakil, Dicar, Lord Gabrin, Baffled
Obvious exits: north.

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Sabitor asks, "Would you like some pink coral?"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I would like to get ye a gift in return for the rose ye gave me, m'lord. Just as a token. Please say if anything strikes yer fancy."

Sabitor glances at Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "Hmm.."

Armaxis's group just went north.

[Juggernaut, Main Passage]
This enormous hallway continues along the backbone of the Juggernaut. Doorways of all shapes and sizes line the walls. Off to one side, a grimy dwarven work-crew talks amongst themselves, sipping at tankards of ale and bloodrotbrew. From the looks of the workers, they don't want to be bothered. From the smell of them, you have no desire to. You also see the Aurla disk, a small mithril-bound door, a grimy metal hatch, a blackened iron hatch and a polished ora hatch.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Armaxis, Lord Germinal, Lady Dizzycat, Stilz, Lektar, Talman, Lord Mikeul, Ordre, Disalusion, Blackjack, Lord Riftur
Obvious exits: north, south.

Thurfel nods to you.

Armaxis's group just went north.

[Juggernaut, Main Passage]
Forty feet high and wide enough for a small army, this crowded passageway extends from stem to stern. Brass oil lamps are spaced along the otherwise bare mithril walls. Grumbling dwarves scurry by, obviously preoccupied with important matters. You also see the Suzan disk, the Nevire disk, the Heindel disk, an engraved blue mithril hatch, a red mithril door and an oval vultite hatch.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Armaxis, Lord Connedda, Lord Ysbadthaden, Tangre, Telus, Lady Lizzya, Lyndel, Faywyn, Lady Mesaanna, Lady Dafnie, Lady Suzan, Cairell, Phocus, Arklow, Deltair, Kevie, Journeyman Tulrianiel, Alyxandrah, Lord Yerko, Lord Brutkc, Heindel, Nevire, Graelyia, Lady Ladimel, Lady Seckara, Jhan, Lady Brandalynn, Lady Debdemona, Gorlic, Goldtone, Lady Syleene, Lady Creme, Itiara, Lady Mistytwilight, Lady Kattiuskha, Lady Dessedemona, Zylianara, Lady Danay, Shadowkatt
Obvious exits: north, south, down.

Nanna waves to Kevie.

Armaxis glances at Kevie.

Armaxis says, "There he is."

Kevie waves to Nanna.

Armaxis says, "He's dirty. He has to be a crewmember."

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

Kevie demands, "who bboke the Jugg?"

Thurfel asks, "who?"

Sabitor says, "I did."

Sabitor nods to Kevie.

Armaxis points at Kevie.

Roelon glances at Kevie.

You say, "Well, dwarves ye know."

Armaxis says, "That one."

Thurfel asks, "who is the crew on this ship?"

Ladimel glances at Thurfel.

You see Kevie Blacklabel the Dwarven Crewmember.
He appears to be in his 30's, has unkempt, long white hair, brown eyes, and very dark skin.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing a ragged black leather pouch, a dark folded felt hat with black studs worked around the brim, a pair of scuffed black leather boots with lacing up the fronts, some dark leather coveralls scuffed and stained with pitch and oil, and a sooty brown leather apron edged with invar.

Roelon says, "Such loud feet"

Roelon pokes Kevie in the ribs.

Nanna points at Kevie.

Kevie glances at Thurfel.

Ladimel says, "this is made of metal, he can't set it on fire"

Kevie demands, "who is asking?"

Thurfel says, "I am asking"

Heindel trudges up to Thurfel.

Zylianara asks, "Dear Lornon, who let that on?"

Armaxis says, "He is."

Armaxis points at Kevie.

Kevie demands, "and why are you asking?"

(Iscikella glances from Kevie to Thurfel and back again.)

(Zylianara glances at the short hairy thing.)

Heindel says, "ye trouble"

Heindel nods to Thurfel.

Armaxis leans on his staff.

Kevie demands, "did you break the Jugg?"

Kevie peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I wish to inquire if this ship is for hire"

Ladimel says, "check him for matches. Grab him by the ankles and shake"

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

You ask, "Hire?"

Roelon says, "Ah thought ye broke it."

Heindel nods to Ladimel.

Roelon glances at Kevie.

Kevie mutters, "you need to speak to the higher ups."

You blink.

Armaxis glances at Kevie.

Kevie mutters, "I am just here trying to fix the thing so we can get out of this cold ice cube"

Brutkc says, "well the captains place is north"

Roelon says, "Ye would need to see Frumbles."

Ladimel says, "where's Devinas when we need him? he'd rent the ship to thurfel"

Thurfel says, "pretty much anybody is higher up than a dwarf"

Thurfel chuckles.

Kevie mutters, "how anyone chosses to live here"

Tarkisis grins at Kevie.

Kevie shudders.

Roelon chuckles.

Kevie mutters, "is beyond me"

Heindel scowls at Thurfel.

Roelon nods to Thurfel.

Kobin exclaims, "Ah, but dost stay a while, and sample our ale!"

You cough.

Heindel says, "lewk who's tailkin fur feet"

Heindel nods to Thurfel.

Sabitor says, "Bhilge, I'd think."

Thurfel says, "Bhilge, sounds like the runoff after a bad storm"

Sabitor says, "This thing is just a lowly crewman."

Sabitor glances at Kevie.

Kevie slips his hand into his pouch and withdraws a shot of strong whiskey.

Delthore fades into view holding a perfectly rounded snowball.
Delthore winds up and hurls a perfectly rounded snowball towards Thurfel. At the last moment Thurfel tries to dodge the rounded snowball but ends up sticking his face right in its path. That had to hurt!

Brutkc says, "Heindel will hire out the ship"

Delthore throws his head back and howls!

Kevie tips his head back and drains the contents of his shot glass in one hearty swig. After emptying the glass, he grins confidently and tosses the glass over his shoulder - seemingly taking delight in the sound of the glass shattering across the floor.

Thurfel asks, "where is this fellow?"

Kevie hiccups!

Armaxis says, "Hmm.."

You cough.

Armaxis says, "Of course."

Iansen mutters something about children.

Heindel exclaims, "this ship cost alat!"

Armaxis asks, "Shall we look for thisss...Bhilge?"

Armaxis glances at Thurfel.

Zylianara asks, "Is it just me or did the air suddenly become foul?"

Kevie glances at Zylianara.

Armaxis's serpent staff comes to life in his hands! The serpent hisses and lashes out at Zylianara!

Kevie demands, "did you have an accident?"

Thurfel asks, "Does not the crew even know where their own mates are?"

Kevie peers quizzically at Zylianara.

You glance at Armaxis.

Zylianara leans to her left slightly.

Bhunny asks, "What is it that you are looking for, M'lord?"

Bhunny peers quizzically at Armaxis.

Ladimel says, "There are crew mingling all over the unit. The captain is usually up top"

You ask, "Can ye put the snake away please, Luukosian?"

Kevie mutters, "they are all staying warm"

Kevie nods to Thurfel.

Valicar waves to Thurfel.

You glance at Armaxis.

Bhunny says, "We have just been throughout."

Tarkisis says, "the engine room perhaps."

You mutter something about serpents.

Thurfel asks, "this ship burrows does it not?"

Roelon says, "It would be warm their."

Ladimel nods to Thurfel.

Ladimel says, "it burrows"

Armaxis says, "We are looking for the one in charge of thisss vessel. Thurfel wants to speak of...work."

Brutkc says, "the mithrilhatch"

Armaxis asks, "Shall we go to Bhilge's quarters?"

Kevie slips his hand into his pouch and withdraws a shot of pungent whiskey.

Armaxis peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel nods to Armaxis.

Armaxis says, "The captain was a bit busy."

Kevie tips his head back and drains the contents of his shot glass in one hearty swig. After emptying the glass, he grins confidently and tosses the glass over his shoulder - seemingly taking delight in the sound of the glass shattering across the floor.

Armaxis says, "Ah, alright then."

Kevie hiccups!

Armaxis's group just went south.

[Juggernaut, Main Passage]
The passageway ends here in a large locked gate. Two surly guards stand before it. Below you, the floor vibrates, and an open hatch reveals a ladder descending into a smoky, smelly pit. Many doorways line the walls, but a steel arch catches your eye. You also see an engraved red mithril hatch, a granite-edged round mithril hatch and a stout black mithril hatch.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Bhunny, Graemalkin, Armaxis, Seredetia, Lady Antalya, Strathe, Lord Blizzerdd, Kyoril, Lord Loghin, Talman, Lord Mikeul, Priscius, Makaze, Lord Trakil, Dicar, Lord Gabrin, Baffled
Obvious exits: north.

Thurfel says, "this vessel is like crabs on the sand. All scurrying to and fro"

Armaxis says, "Prepare yourself for the...odor."

You nod to Thurfel.

Armaxis glances at an iron ladder.

Thurfel nods to Armaxis.

Roelon asks, "Do ye know where where this Bhgile's quaters are?"

Sabitor furrows his brow.

Armaxis covers his nose tightly.

Armaxis's group climbed down an iron ladder.

[Juggernaut, Engine Room]
It's dark down here, and it smells like coal, grease and sweaty dwarf. The great machines that propel the Juggernaut tower over you, and the whole room hums with their power. By the light of various glowing dials and meters, you can just make out the shapes of several dwarves. A few appear to be at work on the machines, but most sit in the shadows, napping or eating their lunch. You also see the Grafth disk, a large duct just overhead, a square invar hatch, a badly rusted iron grate and an iron ladder.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Bhunny, Graemalkin, Armaxis, Lepi, Kyndraed, Lord Risengunn, Journeyman Frayser
Obvious exits: none.

You say, "Well, lot of shoppers."

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Roelon snorts.

Armaxis's group went through a badly rusted iron grate.

[Bilge Hold]
The stench in this cramped chamber is almost unbearable. Worse, an incessant pounding echoes throughout the room, evidently from the numerous leaky pipes running along the ceiling and walls. The floor looks sticky, an odd green and brown liquid puddling back and forth from the vessel's vibrations. You also see a dented metal table and a badly rusted iron grate.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Bhunny, Graemalkin, Armaxis
Obvious exits: east.

Iansen says, "Ice roaches when you kick their hole..."

Iansen nods to Thurfel.

Armaxis's group just went east.

[Bilge Locker]
Several heavily padlocked lockers marred by huge scratches and large dents would appear to be the storage area for the tools used to keep the ship repaired. Loud clanging rings overhead, followed by an occasional thud. A dour dwarf paces back and forth, clearly unhappy about the steady stream of folks wandering in and out of the locker area. You also see an open locker.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Sabitor, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Bhunny, Graemalkin, Armaxis
Obvious exits: up.

Armaxis says, "Hmm..."

Thurfel says, "my god"

Sabitor snickers.

Armaxis says, "Seemsss he's not here."

Thurfel says, "how can somebody stand this stench"

Sabitor coughs.

You cover your nose tightly. Phew!

Armaxis says, "I know."

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

You say, "Is a bit... ripe."

(Bhunny wheezes, "You can't.")

Roelon says, ".....argh.."

Roelon makes a sour face.

Tarkisis raises an eyebrow.

A sales clerk shoves a spool of slender black wire into Thurfel's hands.

Nanna says, "There are worse places."

You cock your head at Thurfel.

You ask, "Wire?"

Thurfel says, "interesting"

Armaxis says, "Ahem, let usss not dally here longer than necessary..."

Nanna grins.

Thurfel nods to you.

Thurfel carefully unrolls his slender black wire taking what he needs, he then secures the loose edge to keep it from unravelling.

Tarkisis leans forward.

(Graemalkin says through clenched teeth, 'Reminds me of the vats in the mountains where we rendered fat.')

Graemalkin shivers.

Armaxis exclaims, "Bhilge, if you're here, show yourself!"

Armaxis mutters under his breath.

Thurfel's slender black wire looks to be unravelling. Noticing the flaw, he pulls it taut and snips off the loose end.

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Thurfel put a spool of slender black wire in his grey leather pouch.

Roelon says, "Offer some ale."

Armaxis says, "You may enjoy wallowing in thisss stink, but I don't."

Roelon rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Iansen gestures at an open locker.
Iansen hurls a stream of holy water at an open locker!
The holy water cleanses the open locker.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Armaxis furrows his brow.

Thurfel says, "tis horribly strong, like an army of unbathed dwarves"

Iansen says, "It doesn't even clean off the grime..."

Iansen shudders.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "Ye thinking of making fences with wire?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Nanna chuckles.

Armaxis asks, "Well, shall we hunt them down like rats in the ducts?"

Graemalkin says, "No, there's nothing worse than that, Lord."

Graemalkin nods to Thurfel.

Roelon's face turns slightly pale.

Tarkisis shudders.

Thurfel whispers, "nay, but my mage assistant needed a bit to help with her hobby of crafting small barrels."

Thurfel smiles at you.

Roelon says, "Nae sure how long.. ah can stand it."

Graemalkin says, "Perhaps unwashed halflings."

Graemalkin rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Graemalkin shrugs.

You feel the blood drain from your face.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, " Ah..."

Armaxis furrows his brow.

Armaxis says, "I don't suppose he's here.."

Thurfel says, "well, it would appear the crew is off drinking"

You say, "Well, I imagine they have no water to spare for bathing."

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "as dwarves are want to do"

Nanna nods.

You say, "When they travel underground."

Armaxis says, "Let usss search the ducts."

Armaxis's group just went up.

[Bilge Dump]
Steam seeping out of numerous vents and pipes makes visibility nearly nonexistent, most of the greyish mist coming from giant pumps. The machines groan and wheeze as they continously work to keep the vessel from grinding to a halt. You also see a rusted metal crate.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Bhunny, Graemalkin, Armaxis, Lord Jaggery
Obvious exits: west, down.

Armaxis says, "If it is unsuccessful, I can always bring you to the doors of the dwarves' personal quarters."

Roelon says, "More dirt-infested rooms."

Roelon mutters under his breath.

Thurfel nods to Roelon.

Nanna asks, "You know, you would probably have to buy out every merchant hold in the ship to get em to work for you?"

Tarkisis glances at Armaxis.

Nanna peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "It is guarded, but I'm sure if you speak of treasure and the like...they'll let you pass."

Armaxis's group just went west.

[Bilge Hold]
The stench in this cramped chamber is almost unbearable. Worse, an incessant pounding echoes throughout the room, evidently from the numerous leaky pipes running along the ceiling and walls. The floor looks sticky, an odd green and brown liquid puddling back and forth from the vessel's vibrations. You also see a dented metal table and a badly rusted iron grate.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Bhunny, Graemalkin, Lord Phargo, Armaxis, Sareq, Lady Zusanne
Obvious exits: east.

Thurfel says, "dwarves are generally wary of strangers however"

Armaxis's group went through a badly rusted iron grate.

[Juggernaut, Engine Room]
It's dark down here, and it smells like coal, grease and sweaty dwarf. The great machines that propel the Juggernaut tower over you, and the whole room hums with their power. By the light of various glowing dials and meters, you can just make out the shapes of several dwarves. A few appear to be at work on the machines, but most sit in the shadows, napping or eating their lunch. You also see a large duct just overhead, a square invar hatch, a badly rusted iron grate and an iron ladder.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Bhunny, Graemalkin, Lord Phargo, Armaxis, Eyla, Origyn, Lady Kaislyn
Obvious exits: none.

Armaxis says, "Mm, I find that their reluctance is oft eased by material posessionsss."

Roelon points at a large duct just overhead.

Armaxis glances at a large duct just overhead.

Armaxis's group went through a large duct just overhead.

[Juggernaut, Duct]
The maze of pipes running the length of the ceiling causes you to duck occasionally as you navigate the duct. As a fine spray of water cascades downward from a leaking conduit, you realize this must be the reason for the slippery floor as well as the massive amounts of rust present on the tin walls. In the murkiness a few feet ahead, dim light and muffled voices drift through a cast iron grate. You also see a fancifully engraved invar hatch and a large wooden barrel.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Bhunny, Graemalkin, Lord Phargo, Armaxis, Eyla, Jhan
Obvious exits: east, west, out.

Roelon sneezes.

Roelon covers his nose tightly.

Tarkisis mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Tarkisis surveys the area.

Armaxis furrows his brow.

Iansen says, "I'm not sure if it's the smell or what, but I am beginning to feel nauseated..."

Thurfel says, "I'd imagine they are throwing dice somewhere"

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "Let usss check the bar, then."

Armaxis's group just went out.

[Juggernaut, Main Passage]
The passageway ends here in a large locked gate. Two surly guards stand before it. Below you, the floor vibrates, and an open hatch reveals a ladder descending into a smoky, smelly pit. Many doorways line the walls, but a steel arch catches your eye. You also see an engraved red mithril hatch, a granite-edged round mithril hatch and a stout black mithril hatch.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Bhunny, Graemalkin, Lord Phargo, Armaxis, Lady Eskarina, Kriako, Grymwald, Xarian, Lirit, Fairspirit, Zylianara, Cairell, Rowanan, Tarkoun, Lord Micathus, Priscius, Makaze, Lord Trakil, Dicar, Lord Gabrin, Baffled
Obvious exits: north.

You say, "That sounds feasible."

Roelon says, "Well. If they nae clean themsleves.. They would surely nae clean this place."

Armaxis glances at a steel arch.

Nanna says, "They would be the right people to talk to if you are really looking for silver"

Armaxis says, "Now it may be wise to cover your ears."

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "The music in there is horrendoussss."

Armaxis's group went through a steel arch.

[Juggernaut, Grinning Goblin]
The honks, bleats and thumping of a dwarven brass quartet greet you as you enter the Grinning Goblin. Crowds of dwarves and tourists alike crowd around little wooden tables, but on opposite sides of the room. What may have been a potted plant wilts in the corner. Behind the bar itself scowls the ugliest dwarf you've ever seen. You realize he's the owner. You also see a gem-studded black mithril hatch and a steel arch.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Iansen, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Bhunny, Graemalkin, Lord Phargo, Armaxis
Obvious exits: none.

Thurfel chuckles.

Tarkisis nods to Armaxis.

Armaxis says, "Ugh."

A really ugly dwarf grumbles as he steps over to help Thurfel.

Tarkisis says, "And the sight isn't much better."

Thurfel hands the barkeep some coins.

The dwarf rummages around behind the bar, eventually pulling out a tankard of rich dwarven ale which he then hands to Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "It seemsss we're not having luck."

Tarkisis nods to Armaxis.

Thurfel sniffs at a tankard of rich dwarven ale.

Thurfel asks, "they drink this?"

You say, "The dwarf is very ugly."

You blink.

Roelon says, "Ah would nae drink it.."

Nanna grins.

Armaxis says, "I'm not certain what is worse; the look of him or the smell of him."

You fan yourself.

Thurfel says, "it looks like a week old tidepool"

Armaxis nods to Iansen.

You say, "The smell of those pickled eggs is..."

You fan yourself.

Roelon says, "Smells like lamp oil.."

Tarkisis asks, "You certain they do not use that to fuel this thing?"

Iansen nods.

The dwarven bartender grumbles mutters something that from the look on his face, you're probably better off not hearing, as a clumsy patron knocks a few snacks onto the floor. Still shaking his head, he snatches the goodies off the grimy floor, dusts them off and sets them back down on the bar.

Armaxis blinks.

Thurfel says, "and one would only hazard a guess as to what kind of egg it is"

Armaxis says, "Dear Arkati."

Roelon asks, "Perhaps you should ask the bartender?"

Tarkisis winces.

Roelon peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "I don't want to know what it is, frankly."

You say, "Remind me not to eat in here."

(Iscikella gawks at the tray with the dirty snacks on it.)

Thurfel says, "I imagine they store them in their beards"

Thurfel chuckles.

Roelon chuckles.

Nanna asks, "so are you really looking for silver? Or are you looking for your former allies?"

Nanna peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "That was a picture I could do without."

Thurfel asks, "former allies?"

Nanna nods.

You sigh with relief as the band pauses for a moment. Then you cringe as the crashes and bangs begin anew.

Armaxis begins to twitch.

Roelon's face turns slightly pale.

You cover your ears.

Miranne blinks.

Bhunny winces.

Armaxis says, "Damnation."

Nanna furrows her brow.

You say, "Hmmm... thought they had stopped."

Thurfel says, "my allies are likely deep under the ground"

Armaxis says, "Let usss be rid of this racket."

Thurfel says, "and may no longer be my allies for all I know"

Graemalkin nods to Armaxis.

Armaxis's group went through a steel arch.

[Juggernaut, Main Passage]
The passageway ends here in a large locked gate. Two surly guards stand before it. Below you, the floor vibrates, and an open hatch reveals a ladder descending into a smoky, smelly pit. Many doorways line the walls, but a steel arch catches your eye. You also see an engraved red mithril hatch, a granite-edged round mithril hatch and a stout black mithril hatch.
Also in the room: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Bhunny, Graemalkin, Lord Phargo, Armaxis, Journeyman Sivad, Mnoeme, Disalusion, Blackjack, Lord Micathus, Makaze, Lord Trakil, Dicar, Lord Gabrin, Baffled
Obvious exits: north.

Armaxis says, "Thisss is the gate which leads to the crews' quarters."

Roelon says, "All this horrid music and food..."

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel taps a large locked gate.

Nanna asks, "Well, then why do you want to burrow? You don't think you'll encounter them?"

Roelon says, "Now ah know what stunted their growth."

Tarkisis glances at a large locked gate.

Thurfel asks, "with all the rogues in Icemule, not a one can get this open?"

Roelon pokes his finger at a large locked gate.

Tarkisis smirks.

Zylianara says, "Perhaps not one had tried."

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I am sorry if my husband upset ye with his remarks, but ye know he is... well... he does follow Mularos. I am accustomed to it, but I know it shocks others."

Thurfel asks, "are dwarven locks so difficult?"

Armaxis says, "The guards are rather keen."

Nanna grins.

Nanna removes a purple key from in her dirt-covered purse.

Armaxis says, "Perhaps you should put them to sleep."

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

Roelon chuckles.

Thurfel whispers, "I rarely pay any attention to anything your husband says."

Thurfel smiles at you.

Nanna says, "It can't be unlocked"

Armaxis gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Armaxis gestures at a large locked gate.
Nothing happens.

You blush a delicate shade of pink.

Armaxis says, "It's warded, too."

Armaxis mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Zylianara grins slowly.

Thurfel says, "well, I doubt they'd be happy with me if I attempted to burn it"

Zylianara mutters amatuers.

Thurfel says, "so I shall respect their privacy"

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "Hm..."

Armaxis scowls.

Thunderbolt bows to Thurfel.

Thurfel smiles at Thunderbolt.

You say, "Well, it is their home after all."

Armaxis says, "Well, what wretched luck we have."

You nod to Thurfel.

Roelon says, "Ah nae think ye shall find the ones in charge tonight."

Thurfel sighs.

Armaxis asks, "Shall we see if that damnable captain is done with hisss business again?"

Thurfel whispers, "tis hard to be inconspicous sometimes"

Roelon says, "They be spending all the silvers they got from us all."

Armaxis raises an eyebrow in Thurfel's direction.

Thurfel says, "I have seen enough for the moment"

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "For ye, m'lord, I'm afraid nigh unto impossible."

Armaxis's group just went north.

[Tavern Burrow, Barley Lane]
Barley Lane turns sharply north here, its forward progress blocked by a community well. This section of town is somewhat quieter, although occasionally, the voices of parties heading home or to a tavern echo off the narrow buildings. You also see a low stone well.
Also here: Lord Thurfel, Lady Nanna, Lord Roelon, Tarkisis, Bhunny, Graemalkin, Lord Phargo, Armaxis, Azzure
Obvious paths: north, west.

Armaxis asks, "Shall I bring usss down to the keep, or will you be providing your own transportation?"

Thurfel says, "I thank thee all for showing me where the vessel is"

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

You curtsy to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I shall use a small bit of magic"

Armaxis says, "Of course."

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I may try again to contact the staff of the ship"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "Was good to see ye well, m'lord."

Thurfel says, "it is a very easy place to get to"

Armaxis says, "I will keep an eye out for them."

Thurfel nods to Armaxis.

You say, "Can't miss it."

You wink at Thurfel.

Nanna nods to Thurfel.

Armaxis says, "Good evening to you."

Thurfel says, "a good evening to you all"

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

Roelon bows to Thurfel.

Nanna waves to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "Nanna, thank you for the horn."

Thurfel says, "It will be put to good use"

Roelon says, "Be well, Firemaster."

Nanna says, "You're welcome"

Thurfel asks, "anybody wants this?"

Thurfel taps a tankard of rich dwarven ale.

Roelon's face turns slightly pale.

Graemalkin shudders.

You say, "Nae, thank ye."

Roelon says, "Nae if ye paid me."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Nanna says, "Thank you for the serpant too"

Nanna says, "You left before I saw it before"

Thurfel says, "I would hardly toss it to the ground"

Armaxis's serpent staff suddenly crawls up his arm and curls around his neck.

Armaxis says, "Hand it here."

Tarkisis raises an eyebrow.

You glance at Armaxis.

Nanna points at a small steel serpent.

Thurfel offers Armaxis a tankard of rich dwarven ale.

Armaxis says, "I'll give it to some dying soul to put them out of their misery."

Armaxis accepts Thurfel's rich dwarven ale.

Tarkisis smirks.

Roelon chuckles.

Graemalkin begins chuckling at Armaxis.

You cough.

Thurfel says, "I'm sure there is some dwarf laying in an alley that would appreciate it"

Armaxis nods to Thurfel.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I wish ye a good eve, m'lord, and pleasant dreams."

Thurfel whispers, "my dreams shall be of you milady"

Thurfel bows.

You curtsy to Thurfel.

Nanna waves.

Holding the edge of his hooded cloak, Roelon bows deeply with a flourish.

The snow beneath Thurfel's feet begins to melt.

Roelon says, "Be well all."

You tilt your head down.

Nanna grins.

You say, "Goodness."

Tarkisis checks her footing.

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Steam rises from the ground, curling upward in spiralling wisps.

Nanna says, "That's a neat trick"

Tarkisis says, "Indeed the firemage"

Roelon chuckles.

Bhunny pulls the hood of her cloak over her head.

Graemalkin nods to Nanna.

Bhunny shivers.

Roelon nods.

Thurfel begins to waver in the mist.

Nanna points down.

Armaxis says, "Hm, well..."

Armaxis glances at a tankard of rich dwarven ale.

You say, "Very... strange."

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Armaxis asks, "Hmm?"

Tarkisis says, "Armaxis, pass that here."

Armaxis pours his ale on the well. The liquid quickly evaporates.

Tarkisis says, "I have the perfect use."

Roelon chuckles.

Armaxis offers Tarkisis a tankard of rich dwarven ale.

Tarkisis accepts Armaxis's rich dwarven ale.

Tarkisis just poured a rich dwarven ale on Roelon!

Tarkisis nods to Armaxis.

Roelon stares at Tarkisis.

Tarkisis grins wryly.

Roelon mutters under his breath.

Armaxis glances at Roelon.

Tarkisis says, "At least it was an improvement"

Roelon says, "Now ah hae to bathe."

Roelon mutters under his breath.

Armaxis glances at Roelon.

Armaxis says, "A first for everything, I suppose."

Roelon says, "Did nae plan to till the next full moons."

Armaxis nods to Roelon.

Tarkisis says, "Bah"

Armaxis says, "Good evening to you."

Bhunny says, "Good evening, Lord Armaxis."

Graemalkin says, "And to you."

Graemalkin smiles at Armaxis.

Roelon bows.

You say, "Luukosian, keep yer jokes to yerself."

You ask, "Ye hear me?"

Armaxis glances at you.

You mutter something inaudible.

You curtsy to Armaxis.



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