Beads of Fire
Day of the Huntress, day 6 of the month Olaesta in the year 5101

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
This log is actually the combination of two logs -- one by Alyxandrah's player and one by Iscikella's player. It should be noted, therefore, that in this log the "you" references refer to either of these two parties, as noted in the initital reference.

In Iscikella's log the words/actions of the "entity" are recognizable as they read "Iscikella" rather than "you" and the acts are not in parantheses. During the time the "entity" was in control of Iscikella, I -- the player -- had no input into those words/actions.
***END NOTE***

This log is from the viewpoint of Alyxandrah and the "you" references, therefore, are in connection to said character

[Icemule Trace, East Road]
A pair of halfling guards lean back against the archway of the bright blue building housing the Icemule Trace branch of the First Elanith Bank. One guard seems to be dozing on his stool, while the other keeps a close and wary eye on the traffic flowing past. You also see an old beer barrel.
Obvious paths: south, east, west.

You feel a burning touch upon your shoulder, then a voice whispers in your ear, "I am unable to free myself from this cursed mist. Ware Iscikella. I shall find a way out yet."

Crimson mist swirls and eddies about the area.

A small hand reaches out from the fog, but it turns to smoke before it is able to further show itself.

You hear a scream of rage, then silence.


This log is from the viewpoint of Iscikella and the "you" references, therefore, are in connection to said character

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up shortly after the previous log..
***END NOTE***

[The Nightowl Pub, Lounge]
Waitresses wearing feathered headdresses fashioned like the heads of owls work the room swiftly and quietly, trying not to interrupt the guests or the stage act. Although the tables are set relatively close together, the darkness creates a feeling of intimacy. After their number, the chorus glides off the stage and all but disappears behind a dark curtain. You also see a steep staircase.
Obvious exits: none.

You rub a crystal amulet.
You feel your mind open up to the world around you.

You focus your mind on Alyxandrah and think:
"Heard from Arimantis ye were looking for me?"

You concentrate on the Locate Person spell...
You gesture into the air.
Your vision begins to become murky and clouded. You have a sensation of rapidly passing distance. Eventually your sight begins to clear and a vision of Alyxandrah's surroundings fills your mind...

[Mushy Tart Table]
This round table has seen better days as its sagging deeply in the center. You make out what seem to be very faint tooth marks on one side of the table where something has obviously tried to take a bite. You also see the Deathlore disk, the Exjavier disk and a sturdy haon chest.
Also in the room: Lord Exjavier who is seated, Angelrise, Lady Alyxandrah, Lord Deathlore
Obvious exits: out.

[Tartifacts, Balcony]
Silver tables and chairs line this balcony, resting on a floor covered with a fine layer of tart crumbs. A group of dwarves sits at an end table, grumbling about the lack of good ale in Icemule Trace. You also see a spiral staircase.
Obvious exits: none.

You approach the Mushy Tart Table, which is occupied. If you are sure you wish to join the people at that table, GO there again.

Angelrise waves at you and invites you to come sit at her table.

Alyxandrah waves at you and invites you to come sit at her table.

You head over to the Mushy Tart Table.

[Mushy Tart Table]
This round table has seen better days as its sagging deeply in the center. You make out what seem to be very faint tooth marks on one side of the table where something has obviously tried to take a bite. You also see the Deathlore disk, the Exjavier disk and a sturdy haon chest.
Also in the room: Lord Exjavier who is seated, Angelrise, Lady Alyxandrah, Lord Deathlore
Obvious exits: out.

You curtsy.

Alyxandrah curtsies to you.

You say, "evening, all."

Angelrise smiles at you.

Exjavier bows to you.

Angelrise says, "evenin"

You ask, "Alyx, Arimantis told me ye were looking for me?"

Alyxandrah asks, "I am sorry to disturb you...how are you this eve, m'lady?"

You cock your head at Alyxandrah.

You say, "I am well... pondering my talk on Lumnis tomorrow."

You grin sheepishly.

Alyxandrah smiles.

You say, "Kind of nervous about it."

Angelrise just hugged Alyxandrah.

Angelrise just hugged Exjavier.

Angelrise waves to you.

You smile at Angelrise.

Deathlore flails his arms about.

Lord Deathlore's group just went out.

Alyxandrah smiles at you.

Alyxandrah whispers, "And the...entity?"

You whisper quietly to Alyxandrah, "Rose several times on the ship, but didn't stay in the light. It hasn't risen at all since I've been off the gnome ship."

Alyxandrah nods to you.

Iscikella's eyes become cloudy and pale.

Alyxandrah blinks.

You blink.

Alyxandrah flails her arms about.

Alyxandrah says, "My lady...I'm sorry. I must leave you."

Alyxandrah pulls Exjavier to his feet.

Alyxandrah flails her arms about.

You ask, "Did I do something?"

You blink at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "Aye....your eyes..."

Exjavier joins Alyxandrah's group.

You ask, "My eyes?"

Alyxandrah says, "Became cloudy and pale."

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

Alyxandrah fidgets.

You blink.

You ask, "They what?"

Alyxandrah asks, "Exjavier, did you see that?"

Tiny drops of fire bead off of Iscikella's fingers, splattering on the floor. The tiny forms burst into embers as they hit the wood.

Alyxandrah gasps.

Exjavier says, "eep"

You furrow up your face and wince.

Alyxandrah says, "My lady, I'm sorry..."

You exclaim, "Ouch!"

Alyxandrah says, "I must leave you..."

Alyxandrah says, "I'm sorry..."

You say, "That hurts."

Alyxandrah fidgets.

(Iscikella glances at her fingers.)

You ask, "Is the wood allright?"

You ask, "Did it burn?"

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

Alyxandrah says, "I'm calling my father to help you."

You ask, "Father?"

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

You see Ravonprayer approach the table.
Ravonprayer arrives at your table.

Ravonprayer says, "Leave."

Ravonprayer nods to Alyxandrah.

You see Arimantis approach the table.

Alyxandrah says, "Please be well, my lady. I'm sorry for abandoning you."

Lady Alyxandrah's group just went out.

(Iscikella glances at her fingers)

Arimantis arrives at your table.

Ravonprayer asks, "What has happened?"

Arimantis says, "Evenin"

You say, "I don't know..."

Ravonprayer says, "Alyx told me, but nae much."

Ravonprayer asks, "Your eyes and fingers?"

You say, "She said my eyes looked odd."

Arimantis works his fingers under his red party hat and scratches his head.

Ravonprayer nods to you.

Iscikella mutters in a low raspy voice. "It matters not, I shall slay them all soon enough."

You clasp a hand over your mouth.

Arimantis stares at you.

Arimantis asks, "Them who?"

Ravonprayer blinks.

Ravonprayer asks, "Who is all?"

Ravonprayer peers quizzically at you.

Iscikella rants, "Thurfel is dead, the town will be ours, the council will be freed."

Ravonprayer glances at Arimantis.

You gasp.

You clasp a hand over your mouth.

Arimantis asks, "Who is it you plan to kill?"

Arimantis asks, "And how do you know Thurfel is dead?"

You say, "I don't know any such thing..."

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

Ravonprayer asks, "How did Thurfel die?"

Ravonprayer raises an eyebrow in your direction.

You ask, "What are ye talking about?"

Ravonprayer asks, "Who will you kill?"

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

Ravonprayer exclaims, "Speak!"

You flail your arms about.

Arimantis glances at you.

Ravonprayer glances at you.

Arimantis sighs.

Arimantis says, "It was talkin again.."

Arimantis nods to you.

Ravonprayer says something in Halfling.

You scratch your head.

Ravonprayer squints at you.

You say, "I don't understand halfling."

You shake your head.

Ravonprayer sighs.

Ravonprayer says, "I know."

Ravonprayer asks, "Did you do anything to Alyx?"

Ravonprayer peers quizzically at you.

You ask, "Me?"

You blink at Ravonprayer.

You exclaim, "I didn't do anything to anybody!"

You flail your arms about.

You say, "Arimantis said she was looking for me."

You say, "So I waved to her table."

You flail your arms about.

Ravonprayer says, "I'm just making sure."

You say, "I thought the wood would catch fire though."

Arimantis says, "I have ta run.."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Arimantis hugs you.

You see Alyxandrah approach the table.

(Iscikella glances at the floor.)

Lady Alyxandrah arrives at your table.

Arimantis just hugged Alyxandrah.

Arimantis just went out.

Alyxandrah asks, "Are you better now, m'lady?"

You pull out a chair and plop yourself down at the table.

Alyxandrah just kissed Ravonprayer on the cheek.

You sigh heavily.

You say, "So would seem."

Ravonprayer says, "Call me if either of you need anything."

You say, "There was no headache..."

Ravonprayer bows.

Ravonprayer just went out.

You say, "But my fingers..."

Alyxandrah asks, "No headache...so now warning, aye?"

(Iscikella glances at her fingers.)

Alyxandrah says, "No rather."

Alyxandrah blushes a glowing shade of red.

You shake your head.

You say, "I guess if ye saw something in my eyes."

You say, "That might be."

You say, "I don't see my own eyes."

Alyxandrah sighs.

You say, "The merchants talked about that too."

You say, "My eyes looking... odd."

You say, "Before the thing spoke."

Alyxandrah nods to you.

You say, "It said Thurfel is dead. But I think I would know if Thurfel was dead."

You say, "I think I would feel it."

Alyxandrah fidgets.

You say, "And I have been on the airship for days."

Alyxandrah says, "Well...he has been gone for some time now..."

Alyxandrah fidgets.

You say, "That doesn't mean he is dead."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Alyxandrah says, "True."

Alyxandrah sighs.

You say, "He sent that whisper to Kadesha..."

(Iscikella tries to look reassuring and reassured as well.)

Alyxandrah bites her lip.

(Iscikella runs her hand through her hair.)

You say, "I am very much bewildered by everything."

Alyxandrah says, "I fear that the entity may rise without your knowledge, m'lady."

You sigh.

You say, "Well, I know when it uses my body..."

You say, "It does things that hurt..."

You say, "Like the fire..."

You say, "And even when it talks..."

You say, "It hurts my throat."

(Iscikella puts a hand to her throat.)

Alyxandrah nods to you.

Alyxandrah asks, "Your fingers...are they alright?"

(Iscikella glances at her fingers.)

You say, "Tips are burned... not badly."

(Iscikella shows the fingers of her right hand to Alyx.)

You say, "I can heal that."

You say, "But it is always hurting me somehow..."

You flail your arms about.

Alyxandrah sighs.

Alyxandrah says, "I'm sorry I left...."

You say, "I didn't understand what was going on..."

You say, "Cause I haven't for weeks now..."

You say, "Course that is."

(Iscikella runs her hand through her hair)

Alyxandrah sighs.

You ask, "Has Trentas or Rills been seen about town at all?"

You ask, "Or Witlass?"

You say, "I really need to find that book..."

You wring your hands.

Alyxandrah says, "Not to my knowledge."

Alyxandrah says, "And the keep...it's so quiet."

You nod to Alyxandrah.

You say, "I've looked everywhere in there, but I have to keep looking..."

Alyxandrah nods to you.

You say, "Why did ye want to see me? Arimantis told me when he saw me in the Centre this eve."

You scratch your head.

Alyxandrah fidgets.

Alyxandrah says, "Well...I um..."

Alyxandrah clears her throat.

Alyxandrah says, "Wanted to see how you were..."

You say, "Oh. Nice of ye to have concern for me."

You smile at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah blushes a glowing shade of red.

You say, "Thought maybe ye had asked me to get ye something from the airship and I forgot."

You blush a delicate shade of pink.

You say, "I was getting so many things for so many folks."

Alyxandrah says, "Ah, no...I wouldna ask that of anyone."

Alyxandrah giggles.

You say, "I didn't mind."

You say, "Except I think all the years of being married to a ranger has rubbed off."

You grin sheepishly.

Alyxandrah grins.

You say, "I have trouble finding things."

Alyxandrah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You say, "But finally got all the stuff folks asked me for... I think."

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Alyxandrah smiles at you.

Alyxandrah asks, "Mind if I ask you something?"

You say, "Not in the least."

Iscikella smiles softly.

Alyxandrah says, "Did the entity say that Thurfel was dead...as in, he's gone. Or, that Thurfel is dead...in the sense that he will be...ki-"

Alyxandrah clears her throat.

You say, "Well said first that it mattered not could soon would slay them all."

You say, "I don't know what they meant. It was like it was talking to itself."

Alyxandrah looks rather confused.

You say, "And then said -- most positively -- that Thurfel was dead."

Alyxandrah shifts her weight.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "And how is it so sure!"

You say, "And then that the town "will be ours" and the "council freed"."

You look at Alyxandrah and shake your head.

You say, "I don't know."

You say, "Ravonprayer asked -- I think."

You scratch your head.

You say, "My mind is cloudy."

You say, "It didn't answer."

Alyxandrah nods to you.

Alyxandrah says, "I wonder why..."

You say, "I want to understand why fire came from my fingers..."

Alyxandrah nods to you.

(Iscikella glances down at her fingers.)

You ask, "Surely the nine don't control fire too?"

You scratch your head.

Alyxandrah asks, "Doesn't Thurfel?"

You nod to Alyxandrah.

You say, "Aye, he does."

Alyxandrah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You say, "That's why many call him firemage."

You say, "In fact, when he invited me to dinner, he sent a ring of fire as a portal."

Alyxandrah nods to you.

Alyxandrah furrows her brow.

You say, "Was very frightening to have to walk through fire..."

You shudder.

You say, "But it didn't burn me..."

Suddenly you have the strangest feeling that you are being watched.
The feeling fades as quickly as it came.

Alyxandrah says, "He wouldn't harm you."

Alyxandrah smiles softly.

You nod to Alyxandrah.

You say, "I know that."

You blush a delicate shade of pink.

You say, "He's been very kind to me."

Alyxandrah asks, "Does someone seek you, m'lady?"

You say, "Not that I know of."

(Iscikella runs a hand through her hair.)

You say, "Of course I am often located."

You say, "And followed."

Alyxandrah nods to you.

Alyxandrah asks, "Shall I leave you to rest awhile or be about town?"

You say, "I think I will go to the Hall of Mind and think about what I shall say tomorrow."

Alyxandrah asks, "If you need me...if...anything happens, will you call on me?"

You nod to Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah scoots her chair back and stands up.

You say, "I'll give ye a thought."

Alyxandrah says, "Be well, my lady. My thoughts are with you."

Alyxandrah curtsies to you.

You curtsy to Alyxandrah.

You say, "Sorry if the thing frightened ye."

You mutter something about darn-entity..

Alyxandrah says, "It didna...I just didna expect to see it so soon."

Alyxandrah blinks.

Alyxandrah says, "Well..."

Alyxandrah smiles softly.

Alyxandrah says, "Y'know what I mean."

You nod to Alyxandrah.

You say, "Well, keep well, Alyx."

You say, "And thank ye kindly for yer concern."

You blush a delicate shade of pink.

Alyxandrah smiles at you.

You wave.



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