Bewilderment
Feastday, day 11 of the month Phoenatos in the year 5101

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
This log is actually the combination of two logs -- one by Noonee and one by Iscikella. 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.
***END NOTE***

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

[Ice Cave, Masters' Sanctum]
An enormous blue ice statue dominates this small cave. Furnished with simple haon benches ringing the statue, the cave is set up as a respite from the troubles and cares of the world outside. Walls of smoothed ice render the image on the multifaceted planes of crystal, allowing all angles to be viewed from anywhere in the room. Ringing the crevice opening for the cave are deeply-carved symbols of Voln.
Also here: Atonia, High Lady Kadesha, Junis, Arimantis, Tiaza, Lord Thaark who is kneeling
Obvious paths: out.

Junis says, "Not really."

Tiaza says, "Kadesha, Join us."

You curtsy to Tiaza.

Atonia reaches out and touches a silver globe.
The globe hums and spins around quickly.

Tiaza says, "we are going to take a walk"

Arimantis clasps Atonia's hand tenderly.

You reach out and touch the globe.
The globe hums and spins around quickly.
You try to count the number of spins and figure it was at least 200 revolutions.

Kadesha joins Arimantis's group.

Tiaza smiles at you.

Atonia peers quizzically at Arimantis.

Arimantis clasps your hand tenderly.

Tiaza says, "you too, Noone, if you like"

Arimantis says, "Headin out"

You say, "Evening, lady monk."

Arimantis grins.

Kadesha says, "Ilvane wishes to see ye, a devotee of Ronan"

You say, "thank ye."

Tiaza says, "then I wish to see her"

Kadesha smiles at Tiaza.

Arimantis's group just went out.

[Ice Garden, Altar]
Benches of carved ice with seats of wood surround the central altar, bowered with beardtongue shrubs. The glitter of the fallen snow reflects light in a myriad of rainbows, creating a hypnotic effect ideal for settling into a meditative state. Carved into the base of the glacier is a dark crevice leading into the mountain of ice.
Also here: Tiaza, Junis, Atonia, High Lady Kadesha, Arimantis, Tooie, Lady Ilvane who is seated
Obvious paths: south.

Ilvane sighs.

Arimantis says, "This is my fiance"

Tiaza smiles at Ilvane.

Kadesha taps Ilvane lightly on her shoulder.

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the nose.

Kadesha smiles at Ilvane.

Ilvane beams happily at Tiaza!

Tiaza says, "Greetings, follower of Ronan"

Ilvane stands up.

Ilvane curtsies to Tiaza.

Tooie waves to Tiaza.

Tiaza smiles at Tooie.

Tooie says, "hullo, misus monk"

Arimantis says, "An.. this is Tooie"

Arimantis grins.

Tooie grins.

Ilvane says, "I apologize, I am not quite done with my path yet..though I'm working hard."

Ilvane blushes a delicate shade of pink.

Tiaza says, "a fine evening it is"

Tiaza says, "there is no need to apologize"

You say, "Is that, lady monk."

You nod to Tiaza.

Arimantis says, "Spends all her favor rescuin people"

Tiaza says, "I have been studying a day and a night, and I'm happy to come outdoors."

Arimantis grins.

Tiaza says, "very noble"

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

Junis asks, "What have you been studying?"

Kadesha says, "Tiaza might I ask just what um, position, or whatever, you are? I just know snow-making ain something I learned on way to mastering the Order"

Kadesha blushes a florid shade of deep crimson.

Tiaza grins at Kadesha.

Kadesha smiles at Tiaza.

Tiaza says, "most monks have had much of their lives already when they commit themselves to the order"

Tiaza says, "for me, I traveled much, learned much, fought much"

Ilvane shuffles her feet.

Ilvane pokes Arimantis in the ribs.

Kadesha nods to Tiaza.

Arimantis grumbles.

You ask, "So ye are a crusading monk?"

Arimantis smiles at Tiaza.

You grin at Tiaza.

Tiaza says, "and there are a few tricks we learn, too, in our studies."

You say, "I like that."

Galenok just arrived.

Junis smiles.

Arimantis says, "I think I like yer tricks better than Yfa's"

Arimantis nods.

Swiftstar just arrived.

Kadesha says, "I need to learn a better means of repelling Luukos followers"

Arimantis says, "She makes it rain blood"

Kadesha nods to Tiaza.

Swiftstar bows to Tiaza.

Swiftstar says, "good evening, Lady Tiaza."

Junis says, "Nothing wrong with that."

Swiftstar smiles.

Ilvane says, "Yfa is just a very mean woman."

Ilvane shakes her head.

Arimantis glances at Junis.

Tiaza smiles at Swiftstar.

Tooie asks, "why would sumun wan' it ta rain blood?"

You nod to Ilvane.

You say, "Because she likes blood."

Ilvane says, "She made my arms blister."

You say, "She follows Amasalen."

Ilvane nods to Tiaza.

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

You say, "He isn't a nice deity."

Swiftstar rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Ilvane says, "All for proclaiming Ronan's power..and Junis..well.."

Ilvane glances at Junis.

Tooie asks, "ain't he a kitty?"

Junis asks, "Hmm?"

Arimantis says, "I woulda saved you sweetie.. ifin I wasn't already dead at the time"

Ilvane says, "That's another story.."

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

You look at Tooie and shake your head.

You say, "Ye are thinking of Andelas."

Tooie squeaks oddly.

You say, "Amasalen is The Executioner."

Tooie says, "oh"

Arimantis says, "Amasalen be Luukos's lil lacky"

Tooie grins.

Junis squints at Arimantis.

Tooie says, "thunked sheru were luukos' lacky"

Arimantis glances at Junis.

Tooie flails his arms about.

Ilvane says, "His immortal servant."

Ilvane nods to Tooie.

Junis asks, "And are you Ronan's lacky for following him?"

Tiaza says, "It's not wise to underestimate any of Luukos' servants"

You ask, "So, lady monk, have ye noted the strange stillness in the air tonight?"

You cock your head at Tiaza.

You frown.

You say, "I don't like it."

You frown.

Tiaza says, "it's very calm tonight"

Kadesha shudders.

Tiaza says, "they gather"

Ilvane says, "Sheru is the one of nightmares..Ronan's opposite."

Ilvane just tickled Tooie.

You nod to Tiaza.

Junis says, "One should have respect for those of greater power."

You say, "Like foreboding."

Kadesha asks, "Tiaza have ye heard of a very devout mortal servant of his name Armaxis?"

Arimantis asks, "Ya have any idea what they are plannin?"

Tiaza gazes up into the night sky, as if to read the stars.

Ilvane says, "I do."

Arimantis says, "Think Armaxis introduced himself the other night"

You tilt your head up.

Tiaza smiles slowly.

Ilvane gives Junis a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Junis asks, "WHat?"

You ask, "What do ye see in the stars, m'lady?"

Tiaza says, "We know a bit of each other."

Junis peers quizzically at Ilvane.

You cock your head at Tiaza.

Arimantis says, "He was the scary lookin one with the snake"

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

Kadesha nods to Tiaza.

Arimantis nods to Tiaza.

Tooie shivers.

Tooie says, "hims scare tooie"

Ilvane gazes up into the heavens.

Tiaza's eyes stray to a dark spot on the glacier.

Kadesha says, "He is a particular pain in my side, so to speak"

Tooie says, "especially his staff...rilly scary..."

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You blink.

Arimantis gazes up into the heavens.

You ask, "What is that?"

Kadesha peers quizzically at Tiaza.

Arimantis asks, "What ya see up there?"

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Your eyes see well."

Ryever just arrived.

Arimantis smirks.

Tooie says, "a dark spot marring a world of white"

Tiaza says, "That they do."

Kadesha says, "must hae better eyes"

Ryever gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Tooie grins.

Ilvane mutters something about snakes.

Junis smiles at Ryever.

Kadesha says, "speaking of the hisser himself"

Tiaza says, "but, I have little interest in Lord Armaxis."

Kadesha mutters under her breath.

Ryever checks his footing.

Tooie mutters wigglesworth.

Arimantis clasps Ilvane's hand tenderly.

Ryever asks, "Where?"

Tiaza says, "It's Kadesha I'm interested in right now."

Ilvane asks, "Tiaza, what can we do?"

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You smile at Tiaza.

Kadesha smiles at Tiaza.

Junis chuckles.

Arimantis glances at Kadesha.

Kadesha asks, "moi?"

Junis asks, "Tha Chocolate fingered dwarf?"

You ask, "Why is that, lady monk?"

Tiaza says, "Ilvane, we have this night and perhaps one more to prepare."

Tiaza nods to Kadesha.

You cock your head at Tiaza.

Tooie asks, "kin tooie help?"

You gulp.

Junis chuckles.

Sythinia just arrived.

Ilvane nods to Tiaza.

You ask, "That soon?"

Arimantis asks, "Kadesha in trouble again?"

Kadesha says, "I am at your service Tiaza"

Arimantis asks, "What ya think is gonna be comin?"

Lord Kelyan just arrived.

Arimantis shifts his weight.

Junis says, "She's always been in trouble Arimantis."

Kadesha gives Arimantis a good pinch!

Ilvane asks, "Do you see something in the stars?"

Tiaza asks, "Tell me your story. I hear that you have had your own run in with Lord Luukos?"

Ilvane sits down.

Tooie's jaw drops.

Kadesha begins to twitch.

Arimantis rubs Kadesha gently.

You rub Kadesha.

Kadesha says, "er"

Ilvane glances at Kadesha.

(Junis walks in a circle around Kadesha.)

Kadesha says, "uh"

Junis says, "Yes, tell her."

Tiaza says, "the stars tell little to me, although, the air speak volumes."

You say, "Too still."

You nod to Tiaza.

You sniff.

Ilvane says, "Tell her what has been happenning lately.."

Ilvane takes a bite of her white chocolate wafer.

You say, "And smell of campfires."

You nod.

Kadesha says, "bout a year an half back, Tiaza"

Sythinia curtsies to Tiaza.

Kadesha hangs her head.

Tiaza smiles at Sythinia.

Ryever says, "Ironically, the way Kadesha was treated while under the thrall of Luukos was what prompted me to leave Voln, and ultimately Lorminstra. Only so much blasphemy and hypocrisy can I stand really."

Tiaza says, "no need to be ashamed, Kadesha"

Ilvane glances at Ryever.

Kadesha says, "I was weak in faith, and through deception and mostly my own fault, I was deceived to follow him"

Ilvane asks, "Knowing she was under the influence of Luukos, you still left Lorminstra?"

Swiftstar nods to Kelyan in greeting.

Ilvane asks, "What faith is that?"

Ilvane blinks at Ryever.

Kadesha sighs sadly.

Ryever rolls his eyes.

Tiaza smiles at Kadesha.

Kelyan nods to Swiftstar in greeting.

Ryever says, "Pay attention before you attempt to join in."

Tiaza says, "so, you are here with us today"

Kadesha says, "I did make oaths"

Tooie rubs Kadesha gently.

Kelyan smiles at Swiftstar.

Ryever says, "The way she was treated by others of Voln, others of Lorminstra."

You rub Kadesha.

You say, "Well, made it through."

Kadesha says, "and since then I fought back an prayed Lorminstra's aid to be freed"

Kadesha says, "and I believe that redemption came, but..."

Ilvane waves a hand at Ryever, dismissing him indifferently.

Kadesha says, "those who serve the snake god insist it is not so"

Arimantis says, "Hmm... I recall tryin to help her through it."

Arimantis glances at Ryever.

You say, "They always say that though."

You scoff.

You say, "All the time."

Tiaza says, "step closer, Kadesha, let me look at you."

You mutter something about liars...

Kadesha says, "and just recent my son and myself were lured into a trap and sacrificed to him"

You tighten your grip on your crimson silk cloak.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Tread softly, monk. The faithful do not take kindly to those who disssrupt our...business with others."

Kadesha strides over to stand before Tiaza.

Tooie asks, "an how much do this kin'a thing happen?"

Tooie leans on you.

Kadesha turns to face Tiaza.

Sythinia says, "I think it is what is in your heart M'Lady that counts"

Sythinia smiles.

Ryever says, "I did not say everyone, are you all so willing to dismiss Anything I say? I suppose Junis and I didn't lead tree hunting groups either."

Tiaza places a hand on Kadesha's shoulder and peers into her eyes.

Kadesha says, "Armaxis, who's voice you hear, was the one who recently performed this sacrifice"

Ryever says, "Pity too, that was a lot of deeds I didn't lose."

Ryever nods to Junis.

Junis says, "Nope, none of us were slain by Kadesha in the service of Luukos either."

Kadesha hangs her head.

Ilvane mutters under her breath.

Junis says, "Slain... and resurrected in his name."

Junis stares at Kadesha.

The Symbol of Thought begins to burn in your mind and you hear Gurwulf thinking, "too bad you werent there Tiaza when she came, killed a bunch of us with her evil snakes, sent me off to solhaven with the point of a finger"

Kadesha says, "yes there were those slain, Junis"

Kadesha gazes in awe at Tiaza.

Tiaza says, "I see the struggle"

You cock your head at Tiaza.

Ilvane says, "The important thing was she was taken back with open arms."

Ryever says, "It was... a very tumultuous time."

You ask, "What do ye see when ye look in folks' eyes, lady monk?"

Ilvane squints at Junis.

Kadesha says, "I.. feel the struggle"

You scratch your head.

Tiaza says, "and see you turn you back and I see the deception and the lies"

Kadesha sighs wearily.

Tiaza says, "but I also see the choice to return"

Tiaza says, "and the hard path back"

Kadesha hangs her head.

Arimantis rubs Kadesha gently.

Kadesha smiles softly at Tiaza

Tiaza says, "this is what I wanted to see"

You say, "I'm just too simple-minded to see anything, I guess."

You scratch your head.

Ilvane grins at you.

Ilvane takes a bite of her white chocolate wafer.

Tiaza lowers her hand and releases Kadesha from her strong grasp.

Kadesha says, "I utterly hate the serpent Tiaza"

Ryever asks, "Or lacking the gumption to toss out wanted words?"

Ryever peers quizzically at you.

Junis asks, "Tiaza, I'm curious. How are we to know you truly serve Voln?"

Kadesha says, "and will oppose him whether ever truly free or not"

Ilvane stands up.

Tiaza says, "You are true of spirit, my child. A fine compatriot to fight at our side in the defense of Icemule"

Ryever says, "Seems like this one preaches what they want to hear and nothing but. Seems a bit too simplistic."

Kadesha closes her eyes for a moment.

Arimantis smiles at Tiaza.

Kadesha smiles at Tiaza.

Tiaza says, "and I have learned from you what I wished to"

Kadesha blushes a florid shade of deep crimson.

Ilvane asks, "Even with the way she's been acting lately?"

Ilvane peers quizzically at Tiaza.

Ilvane clasps her hand over her mouth.

Tiaza says, "I have seen the mark of Luukos and I know it can be removed"

Ryever begins chuckling at Ilvane.

Arimantis stares off into space.

Arimantis gives Ilvane a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Kelyan beams!

You exclaim, "That is good then!"

You beam at Kadesha.

Arimantis buries his face in his hands.

Kadesha slowly empties her lungs.

Ilvane says, "If that could be taken away..would be wonderful."

Ilvane nods to Tiaza.

Kadesha runs her hand softly over the surface of her Lorminstra symbol. A pale glow surrounds the symbol as its surface shimmers for a moment with the image of a golden key on a field of black.

A sickly glow pulses for a moment somewhere in the shadows.

Junis says, "Truly, she coldly and deliberately slayed poor defenseless Sheka."

Ryever says, "I think this monk simply comes to speak encouraging words. The force of prophecy is definitely lacking in her words."

Ryever nods to Junis.

Tiaza smiles at Ryever.

Ilvane asks, "Kadesha, just what you wanted to hear, wasn't it?"

Ilvane smiles at Kadesha.

Tiaza asks, "Is there one of the possessed here tonight?"

You shake your head.

Kadesha smiles at Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "Sheka is hardly poor or defenseless."

Ilvane grins at Junis.

Ryever asks, "Might you be?"

Kadesha says, "Tiaza, thank you so much"

Swiftstar says, "opalina is here...somewhere."

Ryever peers quizzically at Tiaza.

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Ryever says, "Would certainly explain your odd abilities."

Arimantis nods to Swiftstar.

Kadesha says, "I have needed that uplifting"

Swiftstar says, "Probably the hall of the king."

Ilvane blinks.

Swiftstar smiles.

Ryever says, "A snake in the grass perhaps? Pity I didn't catch onto it before now, lest I wouldnt' have blurted it out."

Ilvane grins at Swiftstar.

Junis asks, "Does noone find it odd the two questions, Kadesha's and mine Tiaza ignored?"

Tiaza says, "Me? A snake? It hurts me little for you to believe what you will."

Junis asks, "Are you that blind in your.... faith?"

Kadesha peers quizzically at Junis.

You cock your head at Tiaza.

Ryever says, "If that's all it takes to pain you, you'll find me a rather tenacious thorn in your side."

Kadesha says, "she answered my question, Junis"

Ryever snickers.

You say, "She's too pretty to be a snake."

Junis asks, "About her rank?"

Junis peers quizzically at Kadesha.

You scratch your head.

Kadesha says, "I did not ask her rank"

Arimantis says, "She tolds ya.. she learned much afore she became a Monk.."

Ilvane says, "You have to understand Tiaza, we have been tricked before."

You smile at Tiaza.

Kadesha nods to Arimantis.

Arimantis nods to Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "We are a bit cautious now."

Ilvane says, "It's nothing personal."

Tiaza nods to Ilvane.

Swiftstar smiles at Tiaza.

Tiaza says, "You cannot hurt me with your beliefs."

Tiaza smiles at Swiftstar.

Arimantis says, "Strangers have a bad habit of turnin out to be.. um.. not what they saids they was"

Tiaza says, "so no apologies are necessary"

Ilvane says, "There are plenty in the Order who serve the Lornon, as is."

Ryever says, "You can't, by her own admission I can. Oh the responsibility."

Tiaza says, "Yes, I have met a few."

Kadesha points at Junis.

Tiaza says, "and find them not worth much consideration."

Arimantis glances at Junis.

Junis yawns.

Arimantis says, "Well.. there is yer answer."

Ilvane nods.

Junis asks, "Is there something wrong with me?"

An orange spider slowly works its way along the edge of Sythinia's spidersilk cloak, carefully mending it.

Junis says, "I did bathe this morning."

Ryever frowns at Junis.

Arimantis asks, "Ya really want me to answer that?"

Arimantis stares off into space.

Ilvane asks, "So what can we do to prepare?"

You cock your head at Junis.

Arimantis nods to Ilvane.

Tiaza says, "first"

Junis says, "They're all pointing an looking at me Ryever."

Tiaza says, "you can sleep well tonight"

Junis shrugs.

Ryever says, "You don't follow their faith Junis, of course there's something wrong with you. Bloody intolerance is all."

Ryever says, "No pun intended."

Junis asks, "Did I spill a bit of my lunch?"

Tooie waves to Ilvane.

Arimantis traces the lines of his symbol of Ronan.

Tiaza says, "be watchful tomorrow and the next day"

Tooie just hugged Ilvane.

Ilvane just hugged Tooie.

Tooie just went south.

Junis shakes the dust off his silk hooded cloak.

Tiaza says, "I will attend when I can.. but there will be a great battle, I fear. Much death."

Ilvane nods to Tiaza.

Kadesha says, "Ryever, I was shown much mercy when I had fallen, was a major part what helped me back"

Arimantis asks, "What sorta signs should we be lookin out for?"

Ryever says, "Yes, you'll want to have time to pray before the fires reach the gates."

You say, "So... two days..."

You shiver.

Ilvane says, "I have unfortunatly seen some of that in my dreams.."

Ilvane sighs.

Tiaza says, "the battle we face will not sneak in. You will know it."

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

(Junis steps closer to Kadesha to whisper to her.)

Tiaza says, "It will take all the resources the town can muster and much may still be lost"

Tiaza says, "but, it is by no means decided."

You nod to Tiaza.

Arimantis nods to Tiaza.

Kadesha scowls at Junis.

Arimantis asks, "There anythin what might give us the upper hand?"

Tiaza says, "you ask me what I have been studying"

You say, "Nothing ever decided before is done... or something like that."

You scratch your head.

Junis says, "I merely speak the truth you all are afraid to admit."

Tiaza nods to you.

Junis says, "Or too blind to see."

Ryever asks, "Such a generic vision you have Tiaza. You're no prophet, you see nothing in these people, nothing in this town. Or mayhaps you do, and are simply afraid to say it?"

Junis says, "Of course you dont, but Others do."

Ilvane glances at Ryever.

Junis says, "But you seem to believe in the prior of the two."

Ilvane says, "You talk too much."

You smile at Tiaza.

Kadesha glances at Ryever.

Junis shrugs.

Tiaza smiles at Ryever.

Tiaza says, "Such an unhappy person you are."

Ryever says, "I'd beg to differ."

Junis chuckles.

Kadesha says, "never met a happy slave of Luukos"

Junis says, "You should have seen him last night, we had quite a jolly time."

Ilvane says, "Contrary and stubborn.."

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Tiaza says, "Pardon me, if I do not take you very seriously."

Ryever asks, "Contrary and stubborn you who cling to this hole?"

Junis asks, "Who me?"

Ilvane glances at Ryever.

Ryever stares at Junis.

(Junis looks taken aback.)

Ryever says, "No, not you."

Arimantis squints at Ryever.

Ilvane says, "I don't like you much."

Ilvane stares at Ryever.

Junis says, "Oh, noone believes poor Ryever."

Ryever says, "It was a collective you... oh nevermind."

You ask, "He does seem unhappy, don't he?"

Junis works his fingers under his silvery ora helm and scratches his head.

You squint at Ryever.

Ilvane nods to you.

Ilvane giggles.

Tiaza asks, "Can we find Opalina? Or another of the possessed?"

Arimantis says, "He needs... cookies"

Arimantis nods.

Kelyan says, "Opalina is not at the temple"

Swiftstar says, "Opalina is not available at the moment. She is in the lands...but perhaps sleeping."

Ryever says something in Dark Elven.

Tiaza says, "I have been researching"

Junis asks, "Whos dat crazy feller with the sign?"

Kadesha says, "I do not sense any to be present right now"

Kadesha sighs.

Ilvane nods.

Tiaza says, "and I think I have found a way to remove the possession of the essence."

Swiftstar says, "Mehlah."

Kelyan cocks his head at Tiaza.

Kadesha asks, "hopefully a way to release their binds?"

Tiaza nods.

Tiaza says, "if they desire it"

Atonia turns an inquisitive ear towards Tiaza.

Sythinia says, "M'Lady Iscikella was the first to be possesed"

Ilvane exclaims, "What a time for Iscikella to be sleeping!"

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Kadesha sighs.

Tiaza nods to Swiftstar.

Ilvane paces back and forth.

Junis yawns.

Kadesha says, "all that I know of desire it, of those who serve Liabo anyway"

Swiftstar says, "Iscikella should be here shortly i would think"

Junis asks, "Again Tiaza, if I may, what were you researching?"

Arimantis says, "I wish Atoyoz was awake.. or Mehlah.. you haven't met them yet"

Tiaza says, "as I just said, Junis"

You nod to Arimantis.

Junis works his fingers under his silvery ora helm and scratches his head.

Tiaza says, "and way to release the possession the five are not enduring"

You say, "Six."

You say, "There are six, Tiaza."

Tiaza asks, "is it six?"

Tiaza asks, "who is the sixth?"

Ryever gazes up into the heavens.

Ryever snickers.

Lady Chantreuse just arrived.

Junis shrugs.

Kadesha says, "Mehlah, and Blizzerdd, as for Blizzerdd I am not sure what he desires"

Junis nods to Ryever.

Chantreuse nods to Kadesha in greeting.

Chantreuse smiles.

Ilvane turns towards Chantreuse and renders a sharp hand salute.

Kadesha says, "I know for certain Iscikella, Vonka, Opalina, and Atoyoz definitely wish release"

Tiaza says, "When I arrived in Icemule a couple of days ago, the story told me was five."

Arimantis nods to Chantreuse in greeting.

Chantreuse waves to Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "Evening General Chantreuse."

Chantreuse smiles.

Chantreuse says, "evening, Tiaza"

Tiaza smiles at Chantreuse.

Kadesha smiles at Chantreuse.

Kadesha just hugged Chantreuse.

Arimantis says, "Opalina had jus been posessed a few days afore you got here.. they might nota known"

You say, "Six, Tiaza."

Junis chuckles.

Ryever nods to Junis.

Junis nods to Ryever.

You say, "Iscikella, Vonka, Atoyoz, Blizzerdd, Mehlah and Opalina."

Junis softly kisses his Amasalen symbol, murmuring to himself.

Arimantis says, "That was the night.. um.. "

Kadesha says, "or Mehlah may have been forgotten"

(Noonee counts on her fingers.)

Arimantis glances at Ilvane.

You say, "Six."

You nod.

Arimantis says, "Never mind"

Kadesha glances at Junis.

Swiftstar says, "Mehlah is hardly ever around."

Ilvane pokes Arimantis in the ribs.

Swiftstar says, "Im sure he is forgotten by some."

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the nose.

Ilvane says, "Mehlah is crazy."

Swiftstar scratches his chin.

Swiftstar nods to Ilvane.

Swiftstar says, "but possessed nonetheless."

Swiftstar shrugs.

Tiaza asks, "he's touched by Zelia as well?"

Arimantis says, "Not crazy.. jus scared"

Ilvane nods to Swiftstar.

Kadesha begins chuckling at Tiaza.

Ilvane says, "He's scared."

Ilvane nods to Tiaza.

Ilvane says, "He waves a sign saying Repent."

Swiftstar says, "no..hes scared but im sure his fear has caused him to go quite insane."

Kadesha says, "I'd almost hope so, might ease the enormous pain he seems in"

Kadesha nods to Tiaza.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "The blessing he bears proves too much for his...fragile mind. An amusing spectacle, at times."

Kadesha says, "he seems much farther gone then the rest"

Swiftstar asks, "blessing?"

Swiftstar snorts.

Ilvane says, "Blessing."

Ilvane smirks.

Swiftstar smirks.

Ichiko just arrived.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Ilvane says, "Just like the blood was a blessing..so blind.."

(Ilvane scowls at the shadows)

Junis asks, "Whas wrong with blood?"

Ichiko raises an eyebrow.

Kadesha says, "they have a warped sense of blessing"

Junis says, "You need it to live."

Kadesha sighs.

Ilvane asks, "Look what it did to you?"

Junis shrugs.

You say, "Blood is icky."

Ilvane stares at Junis.

Junis asks, "What did it do to me?"

Ryever stares at you.

Tiaza says, "as for preparing, prepare as you would for any battle. There will be plenty of physical legions that must be held at bay."

Ilvane sighs sadly.

Ilvane looks over at Junis and shakes her head.

Atonia shudders.

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

Junis removes a bone-inlaid brass chalice from in his silk hooded cloak.

Junis shows Ilvane his brass chalice.

Junis asks, "Blood?"

the Esteemed Lady Skyfawn just arrived.

Arimantis moves to stand in front of Ilvane.

Skyfawn curtsies to Tiaza.

Junis sniffs at his brass chalice.

Ilvane squints at Junis.

Chantreuse beams happily at Skyfawn!

Skyfawn just hugged Arimantis.

Junis smiles.

Junis says, "Dis is mine."

Skyfawn just hugged Ilvane.

Arimantis says, "Im warnin ya Junis..."

Skyfawn just hugged Chantreuse.

Swiftstar says, "what an ugly chalice. youd think he would give ye a better lookin one."

Junis asks, "You wans some?"

Swiftstar just hugged Skyfawn.

Junis snorts at Swiftstar.

Arimantis smirks.

Chantreuse leans on Skyfawn.

Skyfawn just hugged Swiftstar.

Junis says, "Its fine lookin."

Swiftstar says, "Good evening Skyfawn."

Chantreuse smiles.

Swiftstar smiles.

Ilvane grins at Swiftstar.

Junis rubs a bone-inlaid brass chalice.

Skyfawn says, "evening everyone"

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Mm, blood shall not rain from the skies...it shall be a river formed from the bodies of the townfolk..."

Tiaza asks, "Lady Chantreuse, I trust the Fury is prepared for battle?"

Junis laughs!

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "The will of the Serpent Lord comes ever closer to being fufilled."

Kadesha stares off into space.

Chantreuse says, "absolutely"

Chantreuse nods.

Arimantis asks, "Any way of makin it snow.. an trappin Junis in a big ol snowbank or somthin?"

Junis says, "They could not even perform their practice without killing each other."

Chantreuse glances at Junis.

Junis put a bone-inlaid brass chalice in his silk hooded cloak.

Ichiko glances at Junis.

Ryever chuckles.

Junis asks, "Do I not speak the truth?"

Junis peers quizzically at Chantreuse.

Kadesha says, "I'd rather hit Armaxis with holiness"

Chantreuse says, "not at all"

Kadesha winks at Arimantis.

Ryever says something in Dark Elven.

Chantreuse says, "we have never killed one another"

Ryever says, "Quite sad really."

Junis says, "Oh I'm sorry, folks didnt die the other night when someone used the wrong magic."

Junis says, "Must have been my imagination."

Chantreuse says, "must be"

Chantreuse nods.

the Legendary Lady Iscikella just arrived.

Junis snorts.

Ryever says, "I doubt you'll be killing anyone else either, sad bunch of late."

Iscikella curtsies to Tiaza.

Ilvane just tried to pull Iscikella towards her!

Swiftstar smiles at Iscikella.

Kadesha beams happily at Iscikella!

Junis mutters something about whostheliar..

Skyfawn curtsies to Iscikella.

Iscikella says, "Evening, lady monk."

Tiaza smiles at Iscikella.

Kadesha exclaims, "Tiaza, now one is here!"

Tiaza says, "Good evening."

You hear the voice of Armaxis say something in Dark Elven.

the Legendary Lord Keemac's group just arrived.

Skyfawn takes her rightful place beside Keemac.

Keemac says, "oh"

Kadesha just hugged Iscikella.

Swiftstar says, "Good evening Keemac"

Arimantis says, "Bah.... everyone what hunts with Delthore knows the risk"

Keemac clasps Chantreuse's hand tenderly.

Arimantis coughs.

Swiftstar smiles.

Keemac says, "hellos"

Ichiko bows to Iscikella.

Arimantis clasps his hand over his mouth.

Chantreuse says, "evening, Sir"

Chantreuse smiles at Keemac.

Keemac bows to Chantreuse.

Ilvane giggles.

Ilvane just tickled Arimantis.

Ryever says something in Dark Elven.

Iscikella smiles at Ichiko.

Iscikella just kissed Ilvane on the cheek.

Skyfawn nods to Swiftstar.

Swiftstar scratches his chin.

Iscikella just kissed Kadesha on the cheek.

Ilvane just hugged Iscikella.

Arimantis says, "Evenin Isci"

Ilvane joins Arimantis's group.

Kadesha smiles at Iscikella.

Ilvane snuggles up to Arimantis.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say something in Dark Elven.

Iscikella asks, "What brings ye about tonight, lady monk?"

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the nose.

Iscikella cocks her head at Tiaza.

Kadesha says, "Iscikella she spoke before you arrived of a possibility regarding being freed the essence"

Tiaza says, "well, my first task for the evening, was to get a nice strong drink"

Tiaza says, "accomplished that"

Kadesha smiles at Iscikella.

Arimantis grins.

Junis laughs!

Kadesha grins at Tiaza.

Kadesha says, "My kinda monk"

Ilvane grins.

Atonia smiles.

Tiaza says, "and then to breathe a bit of fresh air. The coolness is restoring me."

Iscikella begins chuckling at Tiaza.

Keemac smiles at Kadesha.

Swiftstar smiles at Tiaza.

A large spider lowers itself on a silken thread from Atonia's shoulder and then skitters out of sight beneath her cloak.

Tiaza says, "I had meant for a brisk walk around the town, to settle my thoughts, as I have had many."

Ryever says something in Dark Elven.

Tiaza says, "but we got into a conversation here."

Arimantis asks, "Anywhere special ya wanted to walk?"

Junis asks, "How about past the rolaren gate?"

Arimantis glances at Junis.

Ilvane stares at Junis.

Junis says, "I know a lovely shrine."

Ryever grins at Junis.

Tiaza says, "no where particular."

Keemac nods to Chantreuse.

Arimantis says, "Perhaps Tiaza could bless it.."

Iscikella says, "Ah..."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Iscikella says, "Well, walking is often good."

You hear the voice of Armaxis say something in Dark Elven.

Iscikella nods to Tiaza.

Ryever says, "It is quite lovely, certainly more devoted than these sad little ice hovels at the temple."

Ilvane says, "We can leave you to your thoughts, if you wish."

Ilvane smiles at Tiaza.

Kadesha asks, "in pink?"

Kadesha winks at Arimantis.

Arimantis grins at Kadesha.

Arimantis says, "I heard pink was in this season"

Arimantis shrugs.

Ryever says something in Dark Elven.

Ilvane pokes Arimantis in the ribs.

Arimantis asks, "How was I supposed to know he din like it?"

Kadesha says, "sadly so was lightning"

Ilvane says, "Stop it."

Ilvane giggles.

Kadesha rubs Arimantis gently.

You say, "Excuse me minute."

You enter the dark crevice.


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up directly after the end of the previous log..
***END NOTE***

[Ice Garden, Altar]
Benches of carved ice with seats of wood surround the central altar, bowered with beardtongue shrubs. The glitter of the fallen snow reflects light in a myriad of rainbows, creating a hypnotic effect ideal for settling into a meditative state. Carved into the base of the glacier is a dark crevice leading into the mountain of ice.
Obvious paths: south.

Junis asks, "You could have hmm ASKED?"

Tiaza says, "You are quite right, Reyever, there is really nothing of interest here for you"

Arimantis appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Kadesha chuckles.

Tiaza nods to Chantreuse.

Tiaza says, "good, Chantreuse"

Chantreuse nods.

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

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Tiaza says, "Iscikella, I have found a way, possibly"

High Lord Shonison just arrived.

Kadesha says, "Tiaza? one of the possessed here now, if you missed that in the noise"

Ryever asks, "Now that's an admirable job of adlibbing what I meant. They don't focus much on scholarly pursuits in your monastery, do they?"

Kadesha says, "ahh"

You ask, "A way?"

You cock your head at Tiaza.

Shonison pants.

Kadesha clasps her hand over her mouth.

Tiaza says, "just possibly, to eject the hold the essence has"

Shonison says, "I ran fast"

Shonison nods to Chantreuse.

Chantreuse says, "it was a pleasure to meet you, dear Tiaza. Enjoy your walk"

You exclaim, "Oh!"

You beam at Tiaza.

Tiaza bows to Chantreuse.

Chantreuse says, "good to see you, Shonison"

Shonison smiles.

Kadesha smiles at you.

Keemac smiles at Tiaza.

Tiaza says, "but you must desire it"

Ilvane waves to Chantreuse.

Tiaza says, "and we will need the help of many strong wills"

Kadesha chuckles.

the Legendary Lord Keemac's group just went south.

Kadesha raises her fist defiantly.

You nod to Tiaza.

Arimantis says, "I been told Im pretty stuborn"

Arimantis stares off into space.

You say, "I understand, lady monk."

Tiaza grins at Arimantis.

Ilvane nods to Arimantis.

Kadesha says, "count on my support"

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Resistance tendsss to weaken when one is dead."

Ilvane mutters under her breath.

Junis asks, "Should warn you Iscikella, if this link is broken, whos to say Thurfel could contact you? And how can you trust her?"

Arimantis says, "Ya din have to agree so fast"

Arimantis gives Ilvane a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Ilvane gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Ilvane just kissed Arimantis on the nose.

Arimantis snuggles up to Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "I still love you"

Ilvane giggles.

Kadesha says, "Thurfel was able to reach her before the possession"

Junis says, "Thurfel wasnt on the verge of obliteration then."

You cock your head at Junis.

Tiaza says, "Iscikella, I will let you ponder Junis' question. You complete desire is required."

Rongari just arrived.

Rongari bows.

Arimantis says, "Thurfel has reached out to me.. an sos far as I know, Im not possessed"

You nod to Tiaza.

You bite your lip.

Kadesha says, "he spoke to me when she fell, as well, and I wasnt"

You say, "But the essence hurt him, Tiaza, Thurfel..."

Arimantis nods to Kadesha.

Kadesha says, "when she was taken, I should say"

You say, "And it wants to hurt him more."

Atonia fidgets.

You say, "So I am not sure that has anything to do with anything."

Ilvane nods.

Junis asks, "And to you Tiaza, what will happen to this thing when it leaves, IF it leaves her?"

Tiaza says, "there is some risk"

Arimantis says, "An he has reached out to Alyxandrah too"

Ilvane gulps.

Kadesha rubs you gently.

Tiaza says, "what is your decision, Iscikella? Wait.. or try for freedom."

Arimantis asks, "What sorta risk we talkin bout Tiaza?"

Kadesha says, "such a thing is worth risk friend"

Arimantis shifts his weight.

(Iscikella runs her hand through her hair.)

You say, "I have to try I think, lady monk."

Ichiko gazes up into the heavens.

Kadesha says, "none deserves to have their will stolen in such a manner"

Ilvane asks, "You want to get rid of that, don't you?"

Arimantis nods to Kadesha.

Kadesha says, "I will support the effort"

Ilvane blinks at you.

Tiaza smiles at Kadesha.

Kadesha rubs you gently.

Tiaza says, "I'm counting on that Kadesha"

Tiaza says, "and I will need others"

Arimantis says, "I will do anythin I kin do to help... what ever ya decide"

Tiaza says, "if you will stand by us and lend your will."

Ichiko nods to Tiaza.

Swiftstar says, "i will help. If i can."

Ilvane asks, "What more risk is that than you are already filled with an essence?"

Rongari asks, "what can I do to helps?"

Kadesha says, "Iscikella has been close to me through thick and thin for both us"

Junis glances at Ilvane.

You say, "Risk for me is ever-present. So yet another risk I can bear."

Junis says, "There is a risk to others."

You nod to Tiaza.

Ryever says, "Like yourself..."

Ryever smiles at Ilvane.

Kadesha says, "we don't always agree on things but I will risk whatever to see her freed"

Ilvane waves a hand at Ryever, dismissing him indifferently.

Arimantis stares at Ryever.

Kadesha hugs you.

Kadesha touches you.

Ryever asks, "Or your dear Arimantis? Is that a better example?"

Ilvane says, "I am here for you as well, Iscikella."

You say, "Others have to decide for themselves, Junis."

Ilvane nods to you.

Ilvane glares at Ryever.

You kiss Ilvane on the cheek.

Arimantis says, "Anythin what wants to hurt Ilvane.. gots to go through me first"

You kiss Kadesha on the cheek.

You say, "Thank ye both."

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane.

Ryever asks, "perhaps kadesha would be a more daunting prospect, when considered a possibility for possession?"

Kadesha smiles softly at Iscikella

Junis says, "That can be arranged dear Arimantis."

You hug Arimantis.

You say, "And ye as well, Arimantis."

Ichiko says, "Count on me as well, Milady"

Tiaza says, "the risk is slight to the circle of friends."

Ryever says, "Yes, all gather around dear Iscikella, line yourselves up."

You smile at Ichiko.

Arimantis hugs you.

Tiaza says, "The risk to you, Iscikella, is the loss of something perhaps you never wanted to lose."

Tiaza says, "that is why you must desire the freedom"

You cock your head at Tiaza.

Kadesha says, "notice it is the snakes who challenge the freedom"

Ryever asks, "Oh, challenge it? Did I say that?"

You ask, "Something I never wanted to lose?"

Junis says, "Notice we were the ones who brought to light the risk."

Ryever asks, "I simply advise mayhaps something a little more remote?"

You say, "I am confused, lady monk."

Kadesha shudders.

Tiaza says, "yes, if you are unsure that you want to lose the essence that possesses you"

Ryever asks, "The less chance of people getting hurt the better, no? Or does that not make sense?"

Tiaza reaches out and holds Kadesha's hand.

You say, "I am no love of the essence, lady monk."

Tiaza clasps Arimantis's hand tenderly.

Arimantis smiles at Tiaza.

Tiaza reaches out and holds Ichiko's hand.

Swiftstar smiles.

Tiaza clasps Swiftstar's hand tenderly.

Kadesha says, "some of us arent afraid to risk ourselfs for a friend"

Swiftstar nods to Tiaza.

Swiftstar shuffles his feet.

Tiaza asks, "Ilvane, do you add your will as well?"

Kadesha says, "such a concept is not one a Luukosian would understand"

Ryever asks, "Think not only of yourself, but of the others, would you risk all of them?"

You glance at Ryever.

Swiftstar says, "we would risk ourselves."

Kadesha nods to Swiftstar.

Ryever says, "Perhaps you Kadesha, you're strong in will, and faith and in more conventional means."

Ichiko nods to Swiftstar.

You say, "She said the risk to them was small, Ryever."

Rongari says, "I am willing to do what I can to help rid ye of the essence as well M'Lady"

Atonia says, "I am young and so unknowledged, but I'd risk my life for a stranger at a moment's notice"

You say, "The risk is mine to take."

Ryever says, "You could easily stand by."

Arimantis says, "I think she does.. cept um.. she mighta passed out"

Rongari bows to you.

Tiaza smiles at Atonia.

Kadesha says, "perhaps you simply wish her to remain captive"

Kadesha glances at Ryever.

Junis asks, "You blindly trust her?"

Arimantis gives Ilvane a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Tiaza reaches out and holds Atonia's hand.

Atonia smiles at Tiaza.

Ryever says, "What does she know? She thinks I'm unhappy, damnable liar she is. Not an unadmirable quality, but still that bit of affrontery was a bit much."

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

Ryever says, "Oh, by All means Kadesha, accompany Iscikella, but why the others? They can offer their strength elsewhere."

Jestin just arrived.

Kadesha says, "its called free will Ryever"

Jestin rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis says, "Don suprise me.. ya don understand friendship"

Kadesha says, "something you forfeited to your master"

Arimantis smirks.

Atonia nods to Kadesha.

(Iscikella shivers a little, unsure what will happen.)

Arimantis mutters wakeup.

Arimantis gives Ilvane a little prod between the shoulder blades.

You shiver.

Jestin grins at Arimantis.

Jestin removes a mug of slooberry rum from in his grey wool cloak.

Tiaza asks, "your decision, Iscikella?"

Jestin offers Arimantis a mug of slooberry rum.

Arimantis stares off into space.

Arimantis accepts Jestin's slooberry rum.

You nod to Tiaza.

Kadesha smiles at you.

Jestin removes a glass of Penguin pilsner from in his grey wool cloak.

You say, "I have to try, lady, so is yes."

Kadesha rubs you gently.

You nod to Tiaza.

Tiaza reaches out and holds your hand.

Jestin takes a drink from his Penguin pilsner.

Ilvane stares off into space.

Arimantis gives Ilvane a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Jestin rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Junis softly kisses his Amasalen symbol, murmuring to himself.

Ryever whispers, "I'd speak to you later, I cannot in good conscience speak to you now with this raving mob about you. If you do not wish to, simply do not seek me out."

Tiaza asks, "Ilvane, do you wish to add your will to our circle?"

Junis says, "I'll pray for you Iscikella."

Ilvane nods to Tiaza.

Arimantis asks, "Ya wanna help Isci sweetheart?"

Tiaza reaches out and holds Ilvane's hand.

Kadesha smiles at Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "I do, of course."

You glance at Ryever.

Kadesha says, "knew she would"

Kadesha grins.

Zacciwie just arrived.

Ryever whispers, "Simply do not seek me out, though I have a feeling you're curious enough."

Armaxis whispers, "More pain shall come to being. You shall not escape the suffering the faithful wreak upon you."

Tiaza asks, "who else wishes to add their will to our circle, in aid of Iscikella?"

Arimantis nods to Jestin.

Jestin takes a drink from his Penguin pilsner.

Rongari raises his hand.

You hear a wild, cackling laugh nearby.

Junis says, "I wish to aid her."

Jestin says, "I shall"

Zacciwie rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Junis sniffs.

Rongari says, "I'll do what I can"

Shonison says, "I will"

You say, "Snake, if more pain comes, it comes. I have to try."

Arimantis glances at Junis.

Tiaza clasps Rongari's hand tenderly.

Jestin smiles.

Zacciwie says, "i guess i will"

Tiaza clasps Jestin's hand tenderly.

(Iscikella glances into the shadows.)

Arimantis says, "Not yer kinda help Junis"

Kadesha says, "I hope no snakes welcome"

Jestin says, "if I could be of service"

Jestin takes a drink from his Penguin pilsner.

Tiaza asks, "do you wish to join in, Shonison?"

Shonison says, "aye"

Kadesha removes a stein of rich dwarven ale from in her vruul skin cloak.

Tiaza says, "Junis, the type of help you offer is not what I require."

Tiaza clasps Shonison's hand tenderly.

Jestin just touched an azure Eonak medallion.

Kadesha says, "think this matter serious enough I need reinforce my will"

Arimantis put a mug of slooberry rum in his spidersilk vestment.

Junis says, "Ah, but someone should try and protect her."

Kadesha takes a drink from her rich dwarven ale.

Grhim fades into visibility.

Kadesha grins.

Jestin put a glass of Penguin pilsner in his grey wool cloak.

Arimantis glances at Grhim.

Junis says, "She is quite... important."

Ilvane removes a crunchy white chocolate wafer from in her black silk cloak.

Ilvane takes a bite of her white chocolate wafer.

Grhim says, "What you require...and what is best, are to very different things."

Ilvane paces back and forth.

Ichiko blinks.

Zacciwie scratches his head.

Tiaza says, "nevertheless, what I require is what I seek."

Junis says, "But I shall offer my help from afar."

Junis waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Swiftstar just nudged Zacciwie.

Jestin mutters under his breath.

Zacciwie whistles tunelessly to himself.

Junis says, "Distance matters not."

(Iscikella shivers intensely.)

Zacciwie blinks at you.

Zacciwie frowns.

Ilvane rubs you gently.

Tiaza says, "we have a very strong group here"

Rongari rubs you gently.

Tiaza says, "I am very hopeful."

Jestin chuckles.

Arimantis smiles at Tiaza.

Kadesha takes a drink from her rich dwarven ale.

(Grhim stands back, watching Tiaza intently.)

Rongari says, "be strong M'Lady"

Zacciwie scratches his head.

Junis says, "Goodbye Iscikella. I hope to see you again."

Ilvane stares at Junis.

You glance at Junis.

You shiver.

Kadesha rubs you gently.

Ilvane says, "Don't listen to him."

Ilvane nods to you.

Ilvane says, "Everything will be fine."

Ilvane hugs you.

Ryever asks, "I'd not be particularly fond of seeing her again, though I'm not particularly fond of funerals. That's an irony, is it not?"

A slight shiver passes through Tiaza's frame.

Junis says, "Of course, close your eyes tight enough and you might dissapear."

Zacciwie blinks.

Tiaza says, "now we prepare"

Ilvane glances at Tiaza.

You see a blur out of the corner of your eye, and Sigmundo suddenly appears.

Sigmundo stumbles about then collapses!

Swiftstar nods to Tiaza.

You nod.

Grhim says, "Do not allow the ronanite to blur your visions with illusions."

Sigmundo says, "Oof. My apologies."

Grhim nods to you.

You close your eyes for a moment.

Atonia turns an inquisitive ear towards Tiaza.

Tiaza smiles at Sigmundo.

Perigourd just arrived.

Ilvane smirks.

Sigmundo looks unsteady.

Zacciwie scowls at Grhim.

Junis says, "Dont get sick on my boots please."

Perigourd nods to Tiaza in greeting.

Atonia nods to Arimantis.

Atonia smiles.

The sickly pallor seems to fade from Sigmundo.

Tiaza says, "join hands in a circle. Iscikella, you and I shall stand in the center."

You nod.

You tenderly hold Tiaza's hand as you both turn to the right and take a few steps.

Junis just kissed you on the forehead.

You blink at Junis.

Ilvane glares at Junis.

Junis says, "They are fools Ryever, blind cattle."

(Kadesha holds Arimantis and Jestin)

Junis says, "You cant expect them to see the chasm at their feet."

Grhim says, "That is the nature of Liabo."

Junis sighs.

(Shonison holds Jestin and Rongari)

(Arimantis reaches out and holds Ilvane and Kadesha)

Junis says, "Such a pity."

Sigmundo stands up.

Ryever says, "They think the same of us, personally I grow tired of the verbal volleys."

(Swiftstar holds zacciwie and ichiko)

Junis just went south.

(Sigmundo joins in and holds out his hands.)

You ask, "Should I kneel, lady monk?"

Sigmundo smiles.

Tiaza watches as the chosen friends, take each others hands in theirs, linking into a circle.

Ryever leans back.

(Jestin holds Shonison and Kadesha)

Swiftstar smiles at Tiaza.

Grhim leans back.

Kadesha smiles at Jestin.

(Rongari holds shonison and jestin)

Kadesha smiles at Arimantis.

Jestin chuckles.

(Ilvane holds Rongari and Arimantis)

Ilvane says, "There."

You bite your lip.

(Atonia stand next to Sigmundo and joins the circle)

(Grhim moves back a few steps, glancing at the circle warily.)

Swiftstar says, "everyone be tryin to hold jestin..someone grab zaccs hand.."

Swiftstar grins.

Swiftstar says, "an ichiko.."

Jestin grins.

Sigmundo smiles at Grhim.

(Sigmundo holds his hand out to Grhim.)

Tiaza says, "Iscikella, the process is simple, but the germ of the strength must come from you."

Kadesha glances at Sigmundo.

Grhim hauls off and slaps Sigmundo up'side his head!

Grhim says, "Do not touch me."

Swiftstar nods to Ilvane.

Sigmundo shrugs.

Swiftstar grins.

(Sigmundo rubs his head.)

(Iscikella nods slowly, her face pale.)

Grhim mutters darkly.

Kadesha says, "he is not a friend"

Tiaza says, "we will lend ours, once you start."

Sigmundo shrugs.

Jestin gazes up into the heavens.

Sigmundo says, "Everyone deserves a chance."

Swiftstar nods to Ilvane.

Kadesha says, "not at this critical moment"

You gaze up into the heavens.

Tiaza says, "look inside, find the essence of Iscikella and hold onto that."

Armaxis whispers, "There shall never be another call for help from Thurfel...you shall never know if he needsss you...even his minions use the channels established inside you..."

Swiftstar shuffles his feet.

You close your eyes for a moment.

Jestin mutters welleonak.

Kadesha kneels down.

You kiss your Lumnis symbol softly, murmuring a quiet prayer.

Jestin mutters canusesomestren.

Ryever says something in Dark Elven.

Grhim nods to Ryever.

You close your eyes for a moment.

Kadesha closes her eyes for a moment.

Ichiko kneels down and begins to meditate.

Ryever says something in Dark Elven.

Arimantis kneels down.

Kadesha places her hand on her Lorminstra symbol.

Atonia kneels down.

Rongari kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Atonia continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Jestin kneels down.

A small breeze rises, rustling cloaks and lifting Tiaza's silver hair slightly.

Swiftstar kneels down.

Jestin continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

You shiver.

Grhim says something in Dark Elven.

Swiftstar continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Armaxis whispers, "Never. Again." The words repeat themselves over and over, like colliding ripples on a lake, "He shall never be there...ever again."

You tilt your head up.

Perigourd works his fingers under his raccoon-tail hat and scratches his head.

Shonison kneels down.

(Ilvane gazes wide eyed at the center of the circle)

You clench your jaw.

Tiaza says, "do not be afraid"

Tiaza says, "Strength you have, strength you must find"

Atonia glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Rongari glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

(Iscikella nods slowly to Tiaza.)

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Jestin continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Grhim winces.

Ichiko continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Shonison continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

You place your hand on your Lumnis symbol.

Rongari continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

You sense Junis looking in on you.

Sigmundo just went south.

You gaze in wonder at your surroundings.

You gaze up into the heavens.

Armaxis whispers, "Be afraid..." The words drift in on the wind, floating by your ears like a wisp of fog, "For Thurfel, for you..."

Ichiko continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Swiftstar continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Armaxis whispers, "...have abandoned him."

Arimantis gazes with interest at a modest haon altar.

You mutter something about hear-my-prayer....

Ryever says something in Dark Elven.

Kadesha glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Tiaza says, "everyone, your minds and hearts must concentrate on everything you know of Iscikella. Your will and your memories will lead her back to the fore and banish the essence."

Shonison glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Jestin continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Rongari glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Tiaza kneels down.

Ilvane kneels down.

Perigourd kneels down.

Ilvane gazes in awe at you.

You tilt your head up.

Grhim says, "The entity shall likely not forgive this Iscikella."

Ryever paces back and forth.

Atonia weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Ilvane whispers, "Your strength most of all.."

You say, "I remember my home," softly, "in the forest..."

Ilvane smiles at you.

Jestin continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

(Kadesha whispers softly of the gentle and caring nature she has always sensed of Iscikella)

Armaxis whispers, "Will your prayers help the mage?" The voice queries, pointed and doubtful in its tone, "Only your link to him can help him..."

A wisp of blue energy arcs gently from Ilvane to Iscikella.

Arimantis smiles quietly focused on memories of friendship

Tiaza says, "It begins"

Arimantis smiles at Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "Her incredible stregnth, even in adversity..."

Swiftstar smiles.

Swiftstar continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Kadesha closes her eyes for a moment.

Ilvane smiles.

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Shonison continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Perigourd continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Junis just arrived.

Arimantis gazes fondly at you.

You say, "I remember meeting all these friends," softly, "all so different..."

Grhim mutters hatefully.

Ichiko continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Sabitor just arrived.

Rongari smiles as he remembers her willing to help no matter what the cost to herself

Rongari continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Armaxis whispers, "And here you sever what brings you closer to him..." The voice intones, its voice grave, as if reciting a speech at a funeral, "The only thing that can save him..."

Kadesha says, "Her peaceful nature, and ability to sense others pain with compassion"

Junis removes a bone-inlaid brass chalice from in his silk hooded cloak.

Sabitor says, "Ah... the monk again."

Kadesha glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Shonison glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Perigourd glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

A spark jumps from Rongari to Iscikella, illuminating her face for a moment.

Jestin smiles and whispers "Iscikella has always been a protector of the people you love Eonak...give her your strength

(Junis places a finger in his chalice stirring the liquid within.)

Rongari gasps.

You say, "And Lumnis words to me long ago," softly, "I remember those too..."

Ryever whispers, "But do you remember meeting me? Do you not feel you've let me down? All these times I've come to you vulnerable and you've never been able to turn me away from the doom you see for me."

Grhim scowls.

Kadesha says, "and how she could see my pain when I had fallen, and see my heart, and forgive"

Ilvane nods to you.

Rongari glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Ichiko says, "Will to persevere, regardless of cost"

Sabitor raises an eyebrow.

Grhim says something in Dark Elven.

You close your eyes for a moment.

(Rongari tries his best to continue the flow)

Grhim smiles ever so slightly.

Armaxis whispers, "You kill him with every moment you kneel there." The voice murmurs, its tone focused and intent, "Can you hear him screaming now, screaming for you to help him?"

Jestin continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Kadesha smiles softly at Iscikella

Arimantis says, "How she has always been there with a strong shoulder, even when she has been in pain herself"

Ryever whispers, "What makes you think you can do this? These others? Who turn on themselves and you?"

Sabitor shakes his head.

Ilvane closes her eyes for a moment.

You say, "And how this town was always so friendly to me," softly, "the people here, when I was a lost wood-elf who couldn't even speak their tongue..."

Curls of pale blue essence flow from Kadesha and from Jestin to Iscikella.

Kadesha says, "her tolerance, and patience"

Kadesha smiles to herself

Rongari smiles as he thinks of her kindness, and patience

Atonia says, "I pray, Let Iscikella feel the love of many and guide her back into reverent peace"

Jestin says, "Her abilty to forgive those that have harmed her in the past"

Sabitor glances at you.

Thick bands of blue essence rise from many hands, lighting the glacier and warming Iscikella.

Grhim paces back and forth.

Sabitor shakes his head.

Shonison gestures.

Shonison gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
An aura of resolve suddenly fills Shonison's expression.
Shonison continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Armaxis whispers, "Remember Thurfel...the misunderstood mage who befriended you. Remember his pleas for aid, his cries for help. Remember the pulse that he sent through that which lies inside you..."

Swiftstar continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Ilvane smiles at you.

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Rongari continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

(Iscikella stops shivering at she gazes upward.)

Kadesha lifts her Lorminstra symbol reverently to her lips, and its image of a golden key on a field of black pulses for a moment with a pale glow.

Swiftstar gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Tiaza says, "do not waver"

Junis paces back and forth.

Ichiko rubs a silver Niima symbol.

Grhim begins to twitch.

Grhim just went south.

Ilvane just kissed the symbol!

Zacciwie smiles.

Shonison glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

You say, "I do remember Thurfel, Armaxis," strongly, "but I remember most his care for me when the essence took me."

Arimantis says, "I pray Ronan.. you lend strength to Iscikella.. devout of your Mother, and loyal to Liabo"

Junis removes a polished dark vultite dagger from in his spidersilk backpack.

Kadesha glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Rongari glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Arimantis continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Grhim just strode in.

Ichiko says, "Let the path that she walks, be truly her own once more.."

You tilt your head up.

You close your eyes for a moment.

Sabitor shakes his head.

Tiaza says, "Iscikella, your own essence is strong. I feel it. They feel it."

Kadesha says, "she ever strives for balance, when so many seek to rob her peace"

Armaxis whispers, "Thurfel..." The word echoes over and over, around you. From above, below, and all sides, the whispered word repeats itself, like soft, hypnotic chant. "You have killed him."

Tiaza says, "Now you must reject the essence. I will help."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

(Ilvane clenches tight to the hands on either side of her, watching Iscikella closely)

Arimantis glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

(Grhim places the hand around the entirety of his jackal symbol, glowering in the general direction of the circle.)

Tiaza puts her hands on Iscikella's face.

Armaxis whispers, "Reject it, and you kill him..."

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Rongari continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Tiaza says, "The snake speaks lies. Do not waver."

(Iscikella looks into Tiaza's eyes.)

You nod to Tiaza.

Jestin says, "I pray to you Eonak, to lend Iscikella your strength as she loves your works and the people that have made this town great"

You reach out and touch a golden Lumnis symbol.

(Kadesha whispers a prayer for the release and protection of Iscikellas soul and spirit)

Ilvane says, "You can reject it, with Lumnis beside you, Iscikella.."

Ichiko continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Kadesha glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Ryever whispers, "Your own essence is strong? Do you ever wonder why I truly sought after you? I felt the entity within you, it's presence was so strong that I was drawn to it. It is much stronger than you believe, do not kill yourself in this futile attempt to be rid of it"

Rongari glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Jestin continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Sabitor furrows his brow.

You tilt your head up.

(Iscikella shivers slightly.)

Aranrhod just arrived.

Swiftstar says, "Lord Voln...grant your strength to banish the touch of evil from her soul..."

Grhim scowls.

Armaxis whispers, "Will you kill him...?" The voice questions softly, a quiet confidence in the tones of its words, as if it is utterly sure of the words it speaks, "Will you look upon his corpse and wonder what could have been, if you had not kneeled here?"

Aranrhod kneels down.

Grhim shifts his weight.

(Ilvane reachs for Aranrhod's hand)

A brilliant eruption of blue sparks flows from Tiaza to Iscikella, unbalancing them both. They hold steady.

Junis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "I will not kill him, snake. And I will not be bound by a will not my own."

Rongari shivers.

Rongari continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

(Iscikella sets her chin.)

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Kadesha gazes in awe at you.

Sabitor grins nervously.

(Arimantis gazes intently into the center of the circle)

Grhim says something in Dark Elven.

Sabitor glances at you.

You close your eyes for a moment.

Armaxis whispers, "The sword hovers over his head..." The voice trails off, almost as if interrupted by something, then speaks again, although slightly more strained, "You...bring it down...upon him."

Tiaza says, "Now, Iscikella, now. Speak these words. "I reject the essence. I banish it to its origins.""

Ichiko says, "Freedom of will is the way..for one, and for Icemule itself"

Atonia continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

(Kadesha whispers a prayer to all Liabo that the snakes be silenced)

Rongari glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Kadesha glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Junis exclaims, "Yes, reject Thurfel's last hope!"

Jestin smiles gazing to the heavens and whispers "And Eonak if my strength is needed for this task use it and give it to Iscikella

Sabitor raises an eyebrow in Junis's direction.

Ryever whispers, "I always spoke to you of knowing your own limitations, do not let this false hope bolster you beyond reason."

You say, "I reject the essence," shivering slightly. "I banish it to its origins."

Aranrhod tightens her grip on her Lumnis statue.

Iscikella goes quite rigid. A curl of yellowish smoke begins to rise from her.

A dense fog filters in from somewhere, and obscures your vision.

Aranrhod blinks.

Kadesha clenches her fist.

Sabitor blinks.

Atonia glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Grhim scowls.

Shonison blinks.

Ilvane gazes in awe at you.

Junis softly kisses his Amasalen symbol, murmuring to himself.

Ryever narrows his eyes.

Ichiko raises an eyebrow.

Tiaza says, "do not break your concentraion everyone."

Arimantis gazes up into the heavens.

Shonison continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Swiftstar smiles.

Perigourd continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Arimantis continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Jestin continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Grhim squints.

Aranrhod closes her eyes for a moment.

Swiftstar continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

(Kadesha continues to pray protection over Iscikella)

Grhim glances at Junis.

(Iscikella raises her eyes up, her body unmoving.)

Junis says, "Show them your will my Lord."

Grhim squints at Junis.

Shonison glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Perigourd glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Arimantis glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Sabitor frowns.

Kadesha idly picks at a polished ebonwood Lorminstra symbol inlaid with the image of a golden key.

Kadesha runs her hand softly over the surface of her Lorminstra symbol. A pale glow surrounds the symbol as its surface shimmers for a moment with the image of a golden key on a field of black.

An angry wail sounds from a distance, high in pitch and slightly maniacal.

Grhim says, "Do you understand, be ready."

Junis exclaims, "If you deem Iscikella an unfit container for your essence, allow me to be your container!"

Grhim nods to Junis.

Armaxis whispers, "You...fool..." A tendril of mist curls around your neck, its contact chilly and full of anger. It fades away, almost violently, as the voice speaks again, "You have killed the one who trusted you, the one who befriended you when he had nothing to gain...the one who loved you."

Arimantis just touched an onyx Ronan symbol.

Ilvane blinks.

Zacciwie frowns.

(Iscikella 's body quivers slightly.)

Arimantis just touched Rongari.

Kadesha runs her hand softly over the surface of her Lorminstra symbol. A pale glow surrounds the symbol as its surface shimmers for a moment with the image of a golden key on a field of black.

Jestin just kissed the medallion!

Aranrhod tightens her grip on her Lumnis statue.

You bite your lip.

Arimantis traces the lines of his symbol of Ronan.

Kadesha glows for a moment with a radiance that illuminates the room.

Ichiko rubs a silver Niima symbol.

Jestin just touched an azure Eonak medallion.

Rongari nods to Arimantis.

Ryever asks, "Foolish mortals wishing to upset the dealings of gods, their arrogance is what put them in this predicament and allowed it to gain as far as it has, what makes them think their arrogance now is any different?"

Junis put a bone-inlaid brass chalice in his silk hooded cloak.

Junis put a polished dark vultite dagger in his spidersilk backpack.

(Junis raises his hands in supplication.)

As quietly as it began, the yellow smoke rises and is gone. Iscikella becomes slack.

Jestin says, "Your strength will guide us"

Sabitor glances at you.

Jestin smiles.

Tiaza hugs you.

Ilvane blinks.

Sabitor asks, "Is she... free?"

Atonia peers quizzically at you.

(Iscikella slumps.)

Rongari rubs you gently.

Ilvane hugs you.

Kadesha rubs you gently.

Jestin continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Tiaza says, "It is gone."

Swiftstar says, "the Gods will be done"

Perigourd rubs you gently.

Swiftstar smiles.

Rongari beams!

Kadesha gazes up into the heavens.

Jestin blinks.

Ilvane lets out a cheer!

You ask, "It is?"

Atonia lets out a cheer!

Ichiko slowly empties her lungs.

Shonison lets out a cheer!

Swiftstar smiles.

Arimantis gazes fondly at you.

Zacciwie scratches his head.

Jestin beams!

Kadesha takes off a polished ebonwood Lorminstra symbol inlaid with the image of a golden key.

Rongari turns to Tiaza and cheers!

Kadesha holds her Lorminstra symbol high, staring intently into the image of a golden key. The symbol radiates a pale glow, and the image shimmers and coalesces for a moment into the visage of Lorminstra for all to see. Words seem to spring unbidden to Kadesha's lips as the vision overwhelms her and she calls out, "Grant that we be worthy of your deliverance, Goddess of rebirth!"

Zacciwie smiles.

Kadesha touches you.

You say, "I'm afraid doesn't feel gone."

Kadesha just kissed you on the cheek.

Kadesha puts on a polished ebonwood Lorminstra symbol inlaid with the image of a golden key.

You shake your head.

Tiaza stands up.

Sabitor raises an eyebrow in your direction.

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow in your direction.

Swiftstar stands up.

Ilvane asks, "Didn't you see the smoke coming from you?"

Kadesha peers quizzically at you.

Ichiko stands up.

Atonia stands up.

Ilvane stands up.

Arimantis stands up.

You shake your head.

Aranrhod stands up.

Grhim laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Ryever snickers.

Jestin stands up.

Perigourd stands up.

Shonison asks, "haven't others been possessed? Can we do the same for them?"

Rongari asks, "where did it go?"

Ryever whispers, "Yet you refused to listen to me."

Tiaza says, "It is indeed gone, my child."

Sabitor raises an eyebrow.

Tiaza says, "look inside you"

Ryever whispers, "She is a charlatan"

Grhim says, "Merely a parlor trick meant to restore your confidence."

Ilvane leans back.

Junis says, "We shall see."

You shake your head.

Junis stares at Tiaza.

Ryever says, "Another gimmick."

Grhim says, "Do not trust the monk, trust yourself."

Swiftstar waves a hand at Grhim, dismissing him indifferently.

Grhim nods to you.

Ryever says, "Like her prophecies."

Ryever laughs!

Kadesha blinks at you.

Ryever says, "Now go about your lives foolish sheep and do so with a smile, this show is over."

Aranrhod frowns at Ryever.

Ilvane waves a hand at Ryever, dismissing him indifferently.

You sigh softly.

Ilvane says, "Go away from Voln's place.."

Ilvane nods to Ryever.

Ilvane says, "You don't belong here."

Rongari stands up.

Ryever says, "Tomorrow still will come, and you'll be next on the block. This little stunt did nothing to stop it, nor even save your beloved Iscikella."

Ichiko frowns at Ryever.

Sabitor narrows his eyes.

Rongari shakes his head.

Kadesha whispers, "why do ye not believe the release?"

Ilvane says, "You believe in the power of Lornon so much, go to the altar you belong to."

Jestin rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Atonia asks, "if ye a non believer Ryever, why is that ye stay?"

Ryever says, "You do not belong in this town, wench! Quiet yourself! This town belongs to Amasalen and soon you'll have no doubt of that."

Ilvane nods to Ryever.

You look at Kadesha and shake your head.

Ilvane nods to Junis.

Ilvane says, "You too."

You say, "I am sorry, Tiaza."

Perigourd glances at Ryever.

Kadesha says, "why Iscikella"

Jestin peers quizzically at you.

Kadesha asks, "why ye sense no?"

Sabitor glances at you.

Junis says, "I came because of my duty."

Arimantis peers quizzically at you.

You bite your lip.

Grhim says, "All you have done is anger the entity, and Amasalen further Iscikella."

You say, "I'm afraid I have disappointed."

Kadesha asks, "the snakes lie to you in the shadows still?"

Aranrhod asks, "What makes you say that Iscikella?"

Sabitor says, "Do explain, Iscikella."

Arimantis asks, "Why ya think it isn't gone?"

Sabitor mutters under his breath.

Kadesha asks, "can ye tell why?"

Swiftstar says, "you shall see Ryever....this town will never belong to Amsalen. all of your plans will be for naught."

Grhim laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Swiftstar leans back.

Grhim gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Grhim gestures.
Grhim suddenly disappears.

Tiaza says, "yes, do tell us."

Junis says, "You're right Swifstar, we shall see, but it will be Amasalen's"

Shonison stands up.

Tiaza smiles calmly.

Swiftstar says, "it will never be."

Swiftstar smirks.

Sabitor glances at you.

Junis asks, "Why? Because YOU will stop him?"

Ilvane says, "You need to admit it..it's as if you need your faith to help you to believe it is gone."

Ryever says, "Yes, I do hope you personally raise your sword to defend it. While I may not be a terribly unhappy man as this charlatan claimed, I'm certainly a very bored man and it would make for terribly entertaining sport."

Swiftstar says, "of course Junis. me and everyone else in this town"

the Legendary Lord Keemac's group just arrived.

You say, "I feel no different."

Junis laughs!

Kadesha rubs you gently.

Tiaza chuckles.

You say, "I am sorry."

Rongari rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You blush a delicate shade of pink.

Swiftstar says, "with the favor of the Lords and Ladies of Liabo."

Jestin asks, "How do you expect to feel?"

Arimantis says, "The smoke.. it rose from ya"

Tiaza says, "you will feel different when you see that the essence possesses you no more"

Junis says, "And Tiaza will stop the forces of Amasalen with a blanket of clensing snow."

Rongari nods to Arimantis.

Junis snorts.

Swiftstar waves a hand at Junis, dismissing him indifferently.

(Ilvane stares into Iscikella's eyes looking for some kind of indication)

Rongari says, "that is did"

Jestin smiles.

Sabitor glances at you.

You say, "I don't think so."

Aranrhod shifts her weight.

You sigh.

Sabitor asks, "You don't feel any relief?"

Sabitor blinks at you.

You look at Sabitor and shake your head.

You say, "None."

Ryever says, "You'll what, best all evils? When you feel the Lords and Ladies of Liabo have granted you their power, by all means, let me be the first."

Tiaza smiles at you.

Kadesha asks, "Iscikella did you feel it when it slept anyway?"

Sabitor frowns at you.

Junis says, "Come Iscikella, it is time to submit."

Tiaza says, "you will see"

Sabitor says, "I hope you're simply feeling wrongly."

Ilvane glowers darkly at Junis.

Aranrhod glances at Junis.

Ilvane says, "Leave her be."

You say, "I am sorry truly, lady monk."

Rongari says, "something happened M'Lady. that much I am sure"

Swiftstar says, "youre not worthy of me even trying."

Swiftstar smiles at Ryever.

You bite your lip.

Kadesha asks, "Iscikella did you feel it when it slept anyway? why would you feel it if it were sleeping?"

Swiftstar leans back.

Tiaza smiles at Perigourd.

Ilvane says, "I know I felt the energy.."

Arimantis says, "did ya hear that howl off in the distance Isci.. it is far away"

You look at Arimantis and shake your head.

Kadesha says, "as did I"

Shonison says, "I heard it"

Jestin says, "And I"

Aranrhod says, "I heard a howl"

You say, "I heard nothing."

Ilvane says, "There was a great howl."

Ilvane nods to you.

Kadesha says, "I heard the howl"

Ichiko nods to Kadesha.

You say, "I heard nothing."

Junis asks, "And who was that howl?"

Arimantis sighs.

Aranrhod put a porcelain Lumnis statue in her spidersilk sack.

Junis says, "It sounded maniacal to me."

Ryever whispers, "mayhaps your path is not what you had imagined."

Kadesha says, "and I saw the mist rise up and away from you"

Junis asks, "Any mad mages we know of?"

Junis smiles.

Arimantis smirks.

Junis says, "Oh thats right."

Junis snaps his fingers.

You glance at Ryever.

Ichiko says, "We know of 9 such, but not their names.."

Sabitor raises an eyebrow.

Junis says, "Thurfel, thats who."

Ilvane says, "Was more like a wail.."

You say, "I am sorry, lady monk."

You sigh.

Tiaza says, "no need to apologize."

Zacciwie frowns.

Shonison says, "an angry, insane wail"

Ilvane says, "Faith, Iscikella."

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Ryever whispers, "Do not get me wrong, it pains me to see anyone disillisioned. I've felt that sting many a time myself."

You hear the voice of Grhim say, "The monk is merely here to restore your confidence so that you might have a moment of peace before your inevitable submission."

Tiaza says, "You are free of the essence now."

Tiaza says, "But, as I tried to explain to you, you might miss it."

Tiaza says, "and now it seems you do."

Rongari rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "I feel no different, lady monk."

Ryever says, "These are not solutions, these are your last rites Oh People of Icemule, enjoy your final moments."

Queatus works his fingers under his imflass crown and scratches his head.

Kadesha says, "Iscikella we all seen it leave"

Tiaza says, "You would not"

Kadesha sighs.

A swarm of orange spiders erupts from the folds of Atonia's spidersilk cloak and forms a pattern.

Ilvane glances at Ryever.

Ilvane takes a bite of her white chocolate wafer.

Ichiko says, "Final moments? I think not.."

You ask, "Why would I not?"

Zacciwie says, "hmm"

You cock your head at Tiaza.

Ilvane takes a bite of her white chocolate wafer.
Ilvane takes a bite of her white chocolate wafer.

Arimantis removes a small sugar cookie from in his spidersilk vestment.

Shonison says, "final moments? We have just achieved a victory"

You say, "I felt different when it came..."

Swiftstar says, "I think i have many millions and billions of moments to go before its final."

Sabitor says, "I'm sure Iscikella would feel something, if it truly left."

Swiftstar smiles.

Sabitor raises an eyebrow.

Junis laughs!

Queatus kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Tiaza nods to Perigourd.

Kadesha asks, "it was asleep you said before ye didn feel it asleep didn ya?"

Kadesha peers quizzically at you.

Jestin removes a glass of Penguin pilsner from in his grey wool cloak.
Jestin takes a drink from his Penguin pilsner.

Kadesha says, "it wasnt asleep when it entered"

You say, "I am sorry."

Perigourd nods to Tiaza.

Tiaza says, "you needn't be."

Tiaza smiles at you.

You sit down.

Perigourd asks, "how long's it been since you swung a blade?"

Perigourd peers quizzically at Tiaza.

Ryever asks, "Oh please, do you not hear her? She says she feels no different, the charlatan claims that is the norm for her assuredly well worn and tried ritual of dispelling halfling liches, is this sounding implausible to anyone else?"

Kadesha sighs.

You bury your face in your hands.

Tiaza rubs her chin thoughtfully.

(Arimantis nibbles absently at the edge of his cookie, lost in thought)

Tiaza says, "it's been many a year now"

Tiaza says, "but I trust I have not forgotten how"

Perigourd nods to Tiaza.

Junis chuckles.

You recognize Aranrhod using the Symbol of Recognition.

Queatus stands up.

Jestin smiles.

Ilvane begins to twitch as she glances at Ryever.

Ichiko bows to Tiaza.

Junis says, "I hope you have not forgotten how to wield a weapon and shield either."

Perigourd rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Ilvane asks, "Don't you ever hush?"

Junis says, "You shall certainly need them if you plan to save this town."

You hug your knees and sway side to side.

Jestin takes a drink from his Penguin pilsner.

Perigourd asks, "what kind of sword do you have?"

Perigourd peers quizzically at Tiaza.

Rongari rubs you gently.

Jestin rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Ryever says, "Not so long as I have to speak above the silent din of your ignorance."

You say, "I am sorry."

Tiaza says, "I have never claimed that I will save the town"

Rongari says, "be strong M'Lady"

You bury your face in your hands.

Tiaza says, "I have come only to lend what help I can."

Kadesha says, "I am sure she wields them quite well, Junis"

Armaxis suddenly fades into view.

Kadesha glowers darkly at Armaxis.

Junis asks, "MMm, is that so?"

Ilvane stands in front of you.

Ichiko hugs you.

Ilvane sits down.

Armaxis raises an eyebrow in Kadesha's direction.

Ilvane scoots over in front of you.

Kadesha narrows her eyes.

Jestin says, "The town will not fall"

Aranrhod kneels down.

Ryever says, "yes, tuck your tail between your legs now Tiaza, best to admit your inadequacy now than later as you die with the rest of them."

Aranrhod rubs you gently.

Jestin shrugs.

Shonison says, "where is it that you come from, Tiaza? Just out of curiosity"

Sabitor says, "Iscikella, do not trust the monk if you don't feel it has left you. Trust your instinct."

Sabitor glances at you.

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

Ilvane says, "Everything will be fine.."

Ichiko glares at Ryever.

Ilvane just kissed you on the forehead.

Aranrhod stands up.

Kadesha stands up.

Jestin says, "The snake is not strong enough"

Perigourd nods to Shonison.

You say, "Nothing changed."

Kadesha glances at Armaxis.

You shake your head.

Ilvane says, "I believe you."

Ilvane nods to you.

You bury your face in your hands.

Junis smiles.

Ilvane says, "She wouldn't lie to us."

Grhim whispers, "You have failed Iscikella, but in a way you have succeeded, succeeded in angering the entity, and Amasalen as well."

Atonia rubs you gently.

Shonison nods.

Ilvane says, "If she didn't feel it leave, she didn't feel it leave."

Arimantis sighs.

Ryever says, "Ilvane, despite my rather unflattering oppinions of her was the only one sensible enough to doubt this traveling bridge salesman."

Ryever sneers at Tiaza.

You say, "I do not doubt Tiaza; I just know nothing changed."

Junis raises his hand.

Kadesha says, "I believe she didn't feel it, but I know what I saw and heard"

Arimantis squints at Ryever.

Junis nods to Ryever.

Arimantis nods to Kadesha.

Ryever says, "Well, you go without saying Junis."

Jestin says, "As do I, it left"

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Kadesha says, "Iscikella? ye havent answered me yet"

Rongari nods to Kadesha.

Junis grins.

Ilvane asks, "I think you tried Tiaza..maybe it didn't work though?"

Ilvane hugs you.

Junis asks, "What left? A mist?"

Ilvane says, "Don't cry.."

Tiaza says, "She will see"

Ilvane sighs.

Junis asks, "Iscikella, what color was the mist from the orb?"

Tiaza says, "she does not believe, but I do not blame her."

Sabitor says, "I want to know where this essence went, if it left her."

Sabitor glances at you.

Zacciwie says, "give it time and you'll notice"

You say, "Grey."

Zacciwie nods.

Grhim fades into visibility.

Junis asks, "Grey you say?"

Ryever asks, "I thought Sheka was lurking in the shadows was all, was the yellow mist supposed to be of import?"

Kadesha asks, "Iscikella? did you not say before you felt nothing when it was sleeping?"

Ryever snickers.

You nod.

Grhim shakes his head.

Junis says, "Fascinating."

Junis asks, "And what color was the mist that you all saw leave her?"

You bury your face in your hands.

You clasp your arms around your knees and rock back and forth.

Shonison asks, "it was yellow, wasn't it?"

Junis says, "That it was."

Junis nods to Shonison.

Rongari says, "aye, yellow"

Kadesha nods to Shonison.

Junis glances at Ryever.

Sabitor asks, "Junis, do you think something as superficial as color really matters?"

Sabitor scoffs.

Junis says, "My work here is done."

Swiftstar gazes up into the heavens.

Perigourd nods to Sabitor.

Arimantis leans on Ilvane.

Junis says, "If they cannot see past their blindness, well, I can do nothing for them."

Sabitor shakes his head.

(Ilvane rubs Isickella's shoulders)

Armaxis smiles briefly at Tiaza.

Swiftstar says, "I have faith that it worked. Ill not say more..nor try to convince anyone."

Ilvane says, "Don't cry.."

Swiftstar shrugs.

Ilvane sighs.

Grhim loses some awareness.

Junis says, "Find what comfort you can in your last moments."

Rongari asks, "heh. so what does that prove?"

Kadesha sighs.

Ilvane just tried to pull you towards her!

Tiaza smiles at Armaxis.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Ryever whispers, "You did not let them down Iscikella, do not listen to this Tiaza, her words were fine and good, had the people rallied beyond even my ability to shake. But now? This stunt has done little but harm their faith, even if not outwardly."

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow.

Kadesha whispers, "wish yad answer me question"

Shonison asks, "what else could it have been?"

Tiaza says, "They will do what they must, in the end. Of this I have no doubt."

Kadesha glances at Armaxis.

Lady Sheka just arrived.

Sheka smirks.

Junis says, "Now now Iscikella, what will be will be. You cannot fight your destiny."

Zacciwie says, "if you don't believe that its gone then you're just giving it a chance to come back"

Tiaza says, "and either the town will stand or the town will fall. All we can do is lend what strength we have."

Arimantis glances at Sheka.

Atonia nods to Zacciwie.

Ichiko sighs.

Swiftstar nods to Tiaza.

Perigourd asks, "what were you before you were a monk?"

Kadesha says, "this is he whom performed the sacrifice of my son and I two weeks past, Tiaza"

Ilvane exclaims, "Junis!"

Perigourd peers quizzically at Tiaza.

Jestin says, "The town will not fall"

Jestin shrugs.

Kadesha points at Armaxis.

Ilvane exclaims, "Be quiet!"

Ilvane stands up.

Sheka says, "Ir will fall. And all the harder for your meddling."

You clasp your arms around your knees and rock back and forth.

Sheka glowers darkly at Tiaza.

Ilvane says, "I have had enough of your mouth."

Ichiko frowns at Sheka.

Jestin waves a hand at Sheka, dismissing her indifferently.

Ilvane glares at Junis.

Junis says, "Then shut it."

Junis grins at Ilvane.

Tiaza says, "I find I have too"

Tiaza nods to Ilvane.

Jestin says, "it will not"

Arimantis shifts his weight.

Ryever says, "I'm surprised Arimantis can put up with that mouthy witch, truly a testament to his drunkeness."

Junis exclaims, "Let the blood flow, tonight!"

Ryever nods to Junis.

You whisper quietly to Tiaza, "I am so sorry..."

Junis works his way out of some platinum etched vultite chainmail.

Arimantis smiles at Tiaza.

Junis put some platinum etched vultite chainmail in his spidersilk backpack.

Zacciwie asks, "they are annoying aren't they?"

(Armaxis twists the cap off his flask slowly.)

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Tiaza says, "Who's for the pub and a drop of ale."

Ilvane raises her hand.

(Junis pulls his cloak open exposing his bare chest.)

Tiaza says, "I feel weak"

Ilvane giggles.

Perigourd raises his hand.

Swiftstar leans on Tiaza.

Arimantis raises his hand.

Swiftstar smiles.

Jestin grins.

Arimantis grins.

Junis says, "Pierce my heart."

Shonison asks, "you think we ever intended to surrender one building intact anyway?"

Sabitor raises an eyebrow in Tiaza's direction.

Atonia smiles at Tiaza.

Jestin raises his hand.

Shonison glances at Sheka.

Zacciwie asks, "ick, ale. what about tea?"

Sabitor says, "Then go rest."

Armaxis says, "I have a drink, dear girl."

Jestin asks, "Ale?"

Armaxis shows Tiaza his translucent flask.

Ilvane says, "You are not worth the blood on my blade."

Sheka glances at you.

Ilvane nods to Junis.

(Arimantis raises Ilvane's hand for her)

Junis chuckles.

Jestin says, "Always good"

Tiaza clasps Perigourd's hand tenderly.

Arimantis stares off into space.

Jestin grins.

Perigourd bows to Tiaza.

Junis says, "I hope you think differently tomorrow."

Sheka stares at you.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

You clasp your arms around your knees and rock back and forth.

Sheka asks, "What's been done here?"

Junis smiles at Sheka.

Zacciwie glances at Sheka.

Zacciwie says, "go away"

Tiaza asks, "Do you wish to come with us, Iscikella? Or do you prefer to stay behind and cry?"

Grhim laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Swiftstar says, "the essence was Banished."

Junis says, "Tiaza attempted to remove the essence."

Rongari says, "the essence is gone"

You sigh heavily.

(Iscikella's wipes her eyes on the edge of her cloak.)

You stand back up.

Rongari rubs you gently.

Sheka says, "You have but made it worse"

Ryever whispers, "even now they do not believe you, their foolish hopes cloud even their trust of you"

Sheka begins chuckling at Tiaza.

Ilvane says, "I won't be a part of your Lord's want for blood."

Sabitor raises an eyebrow in your direction.

Ilvane glances at Junis.

Grhim says, "Instead of restoring these peoples faith, you have broken it, you are turning out to be their bane, rather than their savior."

Perigourd waves a hand at Sheka, dismissing her indifferently.

Grhim glances at Tiaza.

Tiaza reaches out and holds Kadesha's hand.

Grhim laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Ilvane asks, "Shall we get a drink?"

Sabitor raises an eyebrow in Tiaza's direction.

Ilvane grins at Tiaza.

You say, "I will come, I am just sorry, lady monk."

Tiaza nods to Ilvane.

Arimantis grins.

You sigh softly.

Sheka cackles!

Junis says, "Blood shall flow either way Ilvane. To stand by and not fight it will only make it flow faster."

Arimantis rummages around in his pockets.

Tiaza's group just went south.



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