Chosen Voice
Niiman, day 25 of the month Jastatos
through Day of the Huntress, day 26 of the month Jastatos
in the year 5101

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
This log is actually the combination of three logs -- one by Iscikella's player and two by Elendr'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.
***END NOTE***

Niiman, day 25 of the month Jastatos in the year 5101...

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

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
Just prior to this log, the Soulcollector Nogor had apparently made use of Iscikella's body while in the Voln garden, causing others to get this manifestation:

A thin veil of mist surrounds Iscikella for a moment, as her face contorts with an image overlaying it. A voice unlike her own hisses, "Corpses... life... essence. BRING US."
***END NOTE***

[Temple, Hallway]
Luminous ice surrounds you, making the hall glow a silvery blue. Several halfling priests wander through, chatting happily, while a mother walks with her child, telling the young one about the gods. A dark archway opens in the south wall. To the west, a crew of halflings is carving a new section from the ice, and the new rooms look to be completed soon. You also see a large wooden sign.
Also in the room: a stunned Minkster, a stunned Grimfandel who is lying down, the body of Eugenides who is lying down, Elendr
Obvious exits: east.

You say, "I can't unstun."

You say, "No eyes."

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your right arm feels better.

Elendr asks, "Hey Isci?"

Elendr's arms and legs begin to twitch.

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left arm feels better.

Minkster grins.

You blink.

Elendr begins to twitch.

Minkster says, "No worry"

You exclaim, "Elendr!"

Grimfandel sits up.

Minkster gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Minkster gestures into the air.
Minkster momentarily gets a faroff look in her eyes, and then returns to normal.

(Elendr looks down at his legs and arms and tears begin to come to his eyes.)

Grimfandel says, "Thankee sah"

Grimfandel bows to Minkster.

Elendr says, "oh... no."

Minkster gestures and utters a phrase of magic.

You exclaim, "Oh Lumnis!"

Minkster gestures into the air.

A silvery fog coalesces around Minkster, obscuring her form. When the fog dissipates, Minkster is gone.

Elendr says, "no... please no."

Alyxandrah just arrived.

(Elendr sinks to his knees.)

Elendr kneels down.

Alyxandrah says, "Oh, here you are love."

Elendr hangs his head.

Elendr tilts his head up.

(Elendr looks at Alyxandrah.)

Elendr holds back his tears, his eyes glistening with pain.

Alyxandrah blinks at Elendr.

Alyxandrah asks, "What's wrong?"

Elendr says, "I'm afraid."

Alyxandrah kneels down.

Elendr begins to twitch.

Alyxandrah clasps Elendr's hand tenderly.

Alyxandrah rubs Elendr gently.

Elendr sniffs.

You rub Elendr.

You say, "alyx, he was twitching all over."

(Elendr wraps his arms aruond Alyxandrah.)

You say, "Oddly..."

You glance at Elendr.

Alyxandrah clasps Elendr's hand tenderly.

Alyxandrah just kissed Elendr on the cheek.

Alyxandrah cuddles up with Elendr.

Grimfandel stands up.

Elendr asks, "Don't leave me, please?"

A pained expression crosses Elendr's face.

Elendr says, "I don't have a good feeling, about this..."

Grimfandel says, "Thankee again Isci"

Grimfandel bows to you.

Alyxandrah says, "I won't, love."

Grimfandel just went east.

Alyxandrah rubs Elendr gently.

Lord Tierus just arrived.

You say, "No problem, Grimfandel."

Tierus says, "Wait 'ere..."

Lord Tierus just went east.

A faint scent of perfume suffuses the air.

Elendr sniffs.

You sniff.

Elendr's face turns slightly pale.

You exclaim, "Perfume!"

Alyxandrah clenches her jaw.

Lord Tierus just arrived.

(Elendr tries to bury his face into Alyxandrah's shoulder.)

Tierus peers quizzically at Elendr.

Tierus asks, "Are ye awright?"

Alyxandrah just hugged Elendr.

You exclaim, "She's here!"

You sniff.

(Tierus puts a hand on Elendr's shoulder.)

You exclaim, "Yfa!"

Tierus says, "Ye look..."

You exclaim, "She's here!"

Tierus gawks at you.

You duck slightly and cover your head with your arms.

A pained expression crosses Elendr's face.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "Stay away from him, Yfa!"

Elendr exclaims, "Don't say her name!"

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to Elendr.

(Tierus flushes with something that might be hatred or some twisted embarassment.)

Elendr shivers.

Tierus says, "Yfa."

Tierus shudders.

Elendr glances at Tierus.

Alyxandrah glares at Tierus with a murderous glint in her eyes, her lips tightening into a cool sneer.

Lord Roelon just arrived.

Roelon furrows his brow.

Tierus says, "Beautiful, beautiful Yfa... wif a soul as dark an' twisted as 'er body is beautiful..."

(Elendr's lip curls upward in a snarl as he rubs away his tears.)

Tierus sighs.

You exclaim, "Stop, Terror!"

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left arm feels better.

Elendr exclaims, "I said don't say her name!"

Roelon glances at Tierus.

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left hand feels better.

Tierus says, "Nae, Iscikella... tha' wis me."

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left hand feels better.

Tierus sighs.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "Cease with your babble, Tierus!"

A cloud of dense silvery fog suddenly appears. The fog quickly dissipates to reveal Kadesha.

Roelon asks, "Why is Yfa's name being mentioned?"

You concentrate on the Organ Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your right eye feels better.

Roelon stares at Tierus.

Tierus says, "Although, ah'mnae quite sure whair tha Dream ends an' Tierus begins, anymer."

Tierus cackles insanely, wild-eyed and drooling.

You whisper quietly to Roelon, "She is here. The perfume is in the air."

Elendr covers his ears.

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
At this point, Elendr alone felt this:

Your arms raise involuntarily.
***END NOTE***

You say, "Elendr..."

Elendr gasps.

Roelon takes a few steps back.

Roelon squints.

You ask, "Do ye hear something?"

Your whole body trembles with fear.

Alyxandrah asks, "Love?"

(Elendr looks up at his hands, his eyes widening in horror.)

You concentrate on the Organ Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left eye feels better.

Roelon says, "Nae..Elendr. Igore it.."

You concentrate on the Organ Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left eye feels better.

Roelon pulls Elendr to his feet.

You concentrate on the Organ Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your chest feels better.

Alyxandrah says, "Love fight her, please."

(Tierus begins dancing about the room, his eyes flashing madly. He cries, "Yfa!" at the top of his longs, and collapses into a giggling and tearful heap.)

A pained expression crosses Elendr's face.

Tierus sits down.

You bend down slightly and slap Tierus up'side the head!

Roelon glances at Tierus.

Alyxandrah says, "Thank you."

You exclaim, "Snap out of it!"

Kadesha stares at Tierus.

Alyxandrah nods to you.

Roelon asks, "Everyone has gone crazy?"

Elendr exclaims, "Get down... oh no, someone please... help!"

Kadesha begins chuckling at Roelon.

(Tierus pulls at his hair, whispering softly to himself.)

Alyxandrah blinks at Elendr.

Elendr bursts into tears, his eyes glazed with fear.

Roelon stares at Elendr.

You say, "Elendr...."

You ask, "What is happening?"

Kadesha glances at Elendr.

Roelon removes a slim dark sinuous blade from in his weapons harness.

Alyxandrah stands up.

You kneel down.

You rub Elendr.

Tierus stands up.

Elendr cries out in a high-pitched voice, "I will have who I want!"

Elendr grits his teeth.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "You will not!"

You blink.

Roelon says, "Nae worrie mah friend...if the unthinkable happens........"

Roelon exclaims, "Nae!"

Roelon hauls off and slaps Elendr up'side his head!

Kadesha stares at Elendr.

A pained expression crosses Elendr's face.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "Elendr, fight her! You are stronger than she is!"

Roelon says, "Elendr...wake up.."

Roelon grumbles.

Kadesha whispers, "did"

You exclaim, "Ye will have no one, Yfa!"

Elendr says, "I can't... I'm scared... I'm scared... "

You rub Elendr.

Elendr screams!

(Tierus stares into Elendr's eyes. "Whae dae ye want, M'lady?" he whispers in a trembling voice.)

Roelon says, "Think of something else. Ignore the pain..."

Elendr trembles.

Alyxandrah rubs Elendr gently.

Elendr glances at Alyxandrah and cries out, "Ahh my lady, but I shall!"

Alyxandrah glares at Elendr.

Kadesha trembles with rage at Elendr.

A pained expression crosses Elendr's face.

Elendr closes his eyes for a moment.

Roelon indicates his sinuous blade with a smile.

Roelon says, "Elendr...gain control.."

Kadesha says, "bloody abomination"

You exclaim, "Ye will have nothing!"

Kadesha scowls.

Roelon says, "Ye will nae hae him.."

Alyxandrah asks, "And who is it you dream of having this time, Yfa?"

Kadesha tightens her grip on her veniom-hilted falchion.

Alyxandrah asks, "Thurfel again? Or Elendr?"

Elendr shivers.

You concentrate on the Head Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your head feels better.

Alyxandrah asks, "Or someone else entirely?"

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Elendr.

Tierus says, "Dreams an' nightmares, blood an' flames... death, death... e'erythin' ends in death."

Elendr exclaims, "Get out of my head.... you wench!"

Roelon drops all defense as he moves into a battle-ready posture.

Tierus says, "Except fer tha Sorceress."

Roelon squints.

You hear the ghostly voice of Eugenides say, "Death.."

Tierus smiles inanely, the look on his face blank and cow-like.

Roelon says, "If it is it, wench. Leave now."

Elendr glares at Iscikella with fury in his eyes.

Blizzerdd just arrived.

Blizzerdd just kissed you.

You glance at Blizzerdd.

Alyxandrah blinks at Elendr.

Kadesha stands in front of you.

Roelon put a slim dark sinuous blade in his weapons harness.

Kadesha stares at Elendr.

Alyxandrah removes a black tome amulet from her neck.

Blizzerdd asks, "What?"

Alyxandrah put a black tome amulet in her veniom-threaded cloak.

Roelon just touched Elendr.

Blizzerdd blinks at you.

(Elendr shuts his eyes tight, his teeth bared in pain and rage.)

Roelon says, "Force it out...."

Alyxandrah says, "Aye, love...fight."

Roelon says, "Ye held strong so far..."

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.

Roelon says, "Nae give in now."

You stare at Elendr.

Roelon looks over at Elendr and shakes his head.

Kadesha mutters under her breath.

You say, "Ye do not scare me, Yfa."

Elendr whimpers.

Alyxandrah smirks.

Blizzerdd asks, "Yfa?"

Elendr falls over.

Blizzerdd blinks.

(Tierus shudders softly, the expression on his face becoming more controlled.)

Alyxandrah says, "She scares no one."

Blizzerdd glances at Elendr.

Alyxandrah kneels down.

Alyxandrah rubs Elendr gently.

Blizzerdd asks, "Yfa, what ya been up to, hon?"

You glance at Blizzerdd.

Roelon glances at Blizzerdd.

You exclaim, "Hush, love!"

Kadesha glances at Blizzerdd.

(Elendr curls up in the fetal position, shutting his eyes against the world.)

Tierus says, "Witch. Ah know ye're inside o' this'n. Ah'm quite sure, 'owe'er, tha' ye'll 'ave pro'lems gettin' whae or wha' ye want whilst ye're in the body o' this fellow."

(Iscikella places a hand on Blizz's.)

Kadesha groans.

Roelon kneels down.

Elendr says, "go away... go away... go away.... go away.... go away..."

Roelon exclaims, "Now force it out!"

Tierus asks, "Whynae leave an' possess somethin' like... oh, a Mule or somethin'?"

Tierus peers quizzically at Elendr.

You concentrate on the Head Repair spell...
You concentrate.

Your neck feels better.

Elendr gasps!

You say, "She likes men too much."

Tierus says, "Hrm. Ah, yes. Ye coul' alwiys take o'er some form of catfish."

Tierus nods.

Elendr gags.

You blink at Elendr.

You ask, "Ye allright?"

Roelon stands up.

Roelon blinks at Elendr.

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
At this point, Elendr alone felt:

You feel the chill lift.
***END NOTE***

(Iscikella touches Elendr's shoulder.)

Roelon takes a few steps back.

Kadesha rubs Elendr gently.

Roelon says, "Ah would nae ..touch him..." Blizzerdd peers quizzically at Elendr.

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to Elendr.

You ask, "What do I have to be afraid of, Roelon?"

Tierus asks, "Whynae?"

Tierus peers quizzically a Roelon.

You say, "Not like not already possessed."

(Elendr exhales quickly, climbing to his hands and knees.)

Roelon starts chortling.

Elendr gags.

Tierus says, "Aye... an' Yfa cannae possess any'un now tha' she's awready inside o' Elendr."

Alyxandrah rubs Elendr gently.

Roelon says, "True enough. Ye be cursed already."

Tierus nods to Roelon.

Roelon nods to you.

A cold gust of wind whips through the area as Elendr regains his composure.

Tierus says, "Asides... Angelrise is tha last."

Tierus sighs.

Alyxandrah shivers.

Kadesha rubs Elendr gently.

Roelon says, "Nae means she cannae harm us."

(Tierus winces, breathing out shakily.)

A pained expression crosses Elendr's face.

Alyxandrah asks, "Are you alright, Elendr?"

Roelon stares at Elendr.

Blizzerdd mutters under his breath.

Roelon gives Elendr a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Roelon asks, "That ye...?"

Blizzerdd asks, "Where did that wench go?"

(Elendr crawls to Alyxandrah and curls up beside her.)

Kadesha taps Eugenides lightly on his shoulder.

Blizzerdd yells, "Yfa!"

You look at Blizzerdd and shake your head.

Tierus says, "She went awiy."

Roelon exclaims, "Nae call her!"

Tierus nods to Blizzerdd.

Roelon scoffs at Blizzerdd.

Alyxandrah rubs Elendr gently.

(Elendr whispers, "Be quiet.")

Roelon squints.

Tierus says, "Yfa isnae 'er name. Nae in truth. Dun' worry about speakin' it."

A pained expression crosses Elendr's face.

Blizzerdd glances at Elendr.

Tierus nods to Elendr.

Tierus says, "She wouldnae've told it tae us."

Blizzerdd mutters under his breath.

You concentrate on the Organ Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your abdomen feels better.

You stand back up.

Elendr says, "I hate her name.... and when I ask you to do something...."

You ask, "Why ye say that?"

Elendr tilts his head up.

Elendr exclaims, "DO IT!"

You cock your head at Tierus.

Elendr glares at Tierus.

Roelon asks, "And what was that?"

Tierus says, "'cause, M'lady... 'er given name woul' give us po'er o'er 'er."

Tierus sighs.

Tierus says, "Ah need tae recoup me emotions."

Tierus says, "Ah'm goin' tae go an' pray."

Tierus sighs.

Lord Tierus just went east.

Roelon shakes his head.

Elendr says, "I... hate... that ... man."

Roelon glances at Elendr.

Blizzerdd tilts his head up.

Blizzerdd yells, "Yfa!"

Kadesha peers quizzically at Elendr.

Roelon stares at Blizzerdd.

You exclaim, "Love, don't!"

Roelon covers his ears.

You stare at Blizzerdd.

Alyxandrah scowls.

Blizzerdd asks, "Why not?"

Blizzerdd shrugs.

Alyxandrah says, "I want Yfa destroyed...for good."

Alyxandrah clenches her fist.

Blizzerdd says, "I got business with her."

Kadesha asks, "hate what man?"

You glance at Blizzerdd.

Roelon nods to Alyxandrah.

(Elendr gets slowly to his hands and knees, his face lowered.)

Elendr stands up.

(Elendr falters for a moment, but then stands as tall as he can make himself.)

You ask, "What did she say to ye, Elendr?"

You cock your head at Elendr.

Alyxandrah glances at Eugenides.

Alyxandrah asks, "You enjoy being dead?"

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your right arm feels better.

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left arm feels better.

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your right leg feels better.

Elendr shakes his head.

Elendr says, "Nothing, she didn't say a word to me."

Alyxandrah raises an eyebrow in Elendr's direction.

You ask, "She gave ye pain?"

Alyxandrah asks, "Did she hurt you?"

Blizzerdd raises an eyebrow in Elendr's direction.

Alyxandrah stands up.

Blizzerdd says, "Yfa is never quiet."

Roelon says, "It must of hurt..."

Alyxandrah says, "I wonder if she is weak..."

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at you.

You say, "Possibly."

You nod to Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah ponders.

Roelon scratches his chin.

You say, "But apparently..."

Elendr says, "There wasn't the pain of last time."

You glance at Elendr.

Alyxandrah blinks at Elendr.

You say, "Not weak enough."

Roelon says, "At least for now, that ..woman is gone."

Alyxandrah sighs.


Niiman, day 25 of the month Jastatos in the year 5101...

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

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

[Hall of the Dark]
Almost no light from the surface reaches this room. What does, comes from the walls in a sickly grey glow, sending chills down your spine that have nothing to do with the cold in the air. Two altars, gold to the south and grey to the west, relieve the black in the room, and detailed murals grace the walls behind them.
Obvious exits: up.

(Elendr crawls into the darkest corner he can find and huddles up.)

You sit down.

(Elendr rocks and back and forth quickly.)

You pant.

You pant.

You say, "I smell, the perfume, of, the perfume, of, the lady."

A faint and echoing voice sounds from the darkness, "and it is sweet, is it not, Elendr?"

You shriek!

(Elendr rocks faster, his eyes wide with terror.)

You burst into tears, your eyes glazed with fear.

You say, "No... its not sweet, its not sweet, its not sweet."

You say, "Can't you leave me alone? I only smell the perfume. I don't see you. The perfume is nice, just please, leave me alone."

A softness brushes your shoulder ever so gently.

(Elendr cries into his knees, rocking back and forth, back and forth.)

You shiver.

You tilt your head up.

(Elendr looks over his shoulder at the wall, wiping away his tears. His eyes dart around, fear spread over his features.)

Alyxandrah just arrived.

Alyxandrah smiles softly at Elendr.

(Elendr backs up into the corner as he sees Alyxandrah.)

You say, "It's here... it's here... "

Alyxandrah blinks at you.

Alyxandrah asks, "What's here?"

(Elendr whispers, "her!")

Alyxandrah gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Alyxandrah looks thoughtfully at you.

You burst into tears, your eyes glazed with fear.

Alyxandrah bites her lip.

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
At this point, Alyxandrah felt:

A soft wind stirs the air, as though a quiet voice were speaking somewhere nearby.
***END NOTE***

The voice speaks again, so soft you can barely hear. "You will be my voice, Elendr. All will be well."

Alyxandrah blinks.

You say, "No... I don't want to be your voice, I don't... please, leave me alone."

You sob.

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to you.

Alyxandrah asks, "What does she want, love?"

You say, "She won't leave me alone Alyx...."

You say, "She won't.... "

You say, "She wants me to be her voice... "

Alyxandrah asks, "Her voice?"

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
At this point, Alyxandrah alone heard:

A soft, but menacing voice fills your head, "Leave him be, he is for me."
***END NOTE***

Alyxandrah gasps.

Alyxandrah shakes her head.

Alyxandrah says, "He is not for you, Yfa."

You say, "Her voice... her voice...."

Alyxandrah gazes at you with a look of utter sorrow in her eyes.

(Elendr tilts his head slightly, his eyes staring off into nothing, as if oblivious to the world around him.)

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

Alyxandrah kneels down.

Alyxandrah asks, "Elendr?"

(Elendr rocks back and forth, chiming his voice in with each forward rock, "hold me.... hold me... hold me.... hold me..." he whispers, again and again, over and over.)

A velvety soft voice echoes through the darkness and trails off. "Yours for tonight, mine for always..."

(Alyxandrah crawls over to Elendr and wraps her arms around him.)

Alyxandrah's face turns slightly pale.

(Elendr bursts into tears anew, clutching Alyxandrah.)

Alyxandrah clenches her jaw.

Alyxandrah hugs you.

Alyxandrah says, "She'll not have you, love."

Alyxandrah says, "I won't let her have you."

Alyxandrah just kissed you on the forehead.

You say, "I can't fight her... I can't .... she has me... my body is hers... I'm... nothing... nothing."

You sob.

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

A quick breath of coldness passes and you sense the room is empty again.

Alyxandrah shivers.

You shudder.

Your whole body trembles with fear.

Alyxandrah rubs you gently.

Alyxandrah says, "She is gone, love."

(Elendr opens his mouth to say something, his whole body quaking and shivering violently.)

The lingering, light scent of perfume vanishes.

Alyxandrah clenches her fist.

Alyxandrah says, "Oh, love...I should have run from you."

Alyxandrah says, "Had I known what was happening..."

Alyxandrah shakes her head.

Alyxandrah says, "I'm so sorry."

You grimace.

Alyxandrah glances at a midnight blue veniom-threaded cloak with a single king crab burned into the center of the fabric.

Alyxandrah says, "Thurfel must come soon."

Alyxandrah clasps your hand tenderly.

Alyxandrah says, "Perhaps he can help you."

You say, "I can't smell, the perfume, of, the perfume, of, the .... lady...."

Alyxandrah sniffs.

Alyxandrah says, "Nor I."

(Alyxandrah caresses Elendr's cheek softly.)

Alyxandrah asks, "Do you truly wish to be here now, love?"

(Elendr clutches the lady beside him, his face white with fear.)

You ask, "h-h-here?"

Alyxandrah just kissed you on the ear.

Alyxandrah asks, "Love, you'll not give in to her, aye?"

Alyxandrah says, "Promise me you'll not give in..."

You say, "I'm afraid, I don't have a choice."

You close your eyes for a moment.

Alyxandrah cocks her head at you.

Alyxandrah asks, "You would give up so easily?"

You say, "noooooo....."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Alyxandrah says, "Then you will not give in to her."

Alyxandrah says, "I will help you, love."

You say, "But... I'm afraid it's already happened... I can't fight her. She uses me like a doll, a twig I am... the perfume..."

Alyxandrah says, "And when we find Thurfel...if we find Thurfel.."

Alyxandrah sighs.

Alyxandrah touches you.

Alyxandrah says, "You aren't a weak being, Elendr. You can fight her."

Alyxandrah says, "If you can fight me, you can fight her."

Alyxandrah starts chuckling at you!

Elendr smiles weakly, but it instantly fades.

You say, "I l-l-lo...."

You gulp.

You grimace.

You say, "I l-love you.."

Alyxandrah smiles at you.

Alyxandrah says, "I love you too."


Day of the Huntress, day 26 of the month Jastatos in the year 5101...

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

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

[Hall of the Mind]
An aura of tranquility sits over the room. Stars twinkle on the south wall, comforting as they sparkle in the blackness, while the north wall glows a pearlescent grey the color of the moon behind mist. A black altar sits before the starry sky, and a grey altar seems to fade out of the misty wall.
Also in the room: Alyxandrah, Lady Iscikella who is seated
Obvious exits: southwest, up.

Iscikella says, "and I got there and that Soulcollector was all over me."

Iscikella says, "Looking at me oddly."

Iscikella says, "And Skyfawn's daughter, she... she screamed."

Iscikella exclaims, "I don't know!"

Iscikella flails her arms about.

Alyxandrah rubs Iscikella gently.

Iscikella says, "I don't know what they saw."

smell my rose
It smells like a blood red rose.

Iscikella says, "and then Tierus was pulling me with him."

A faint voice echoes in the back of your mind, "She may go or come or go again, but I will always be with you, Elendr. Do not fear me. Let me walk beside you."

Iscikella says, "And I don't know what happened..."

Iscikella says, "I was just scared."

Iscikella sighs.

You blink.

You ask, "Who are you?"

You say, "Please, tell me who you are."

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at you.

Iscikella glances at you.

You ask, "If not her, who?"

Alyxandrah asks, "Who are you talking to?"

Iscikella asks, "Is someone talking to ye, Elendr?"

Iscikella cocks her head at you.

Iscikella gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Iscikella concentrates.
Iscikella's left eye looks better.

(Elendr examines his fingers, then his wrists, then his arms, then begins to look around him.)

Iscikella asks, "Is she here?"

Iscikella blinks.

You say, "I won't fear you... "

Alyxandrah blinks at you.

You say, "If you'll help me... help me not to be afraid...."

Iscikella asks, "Who are ye talking to?"

Iscikella blinks at you.

Elendr smiles warmly as he whispers, "I like your voice."

Iscikella blinks.

Iscikella says, "Uh, Alyx... I don't think he is talking about yer voice for some reason."

Iscikella bites her lip.

Iscikella stares at you.

You blink.

You blink at Iscikella.

You say, "Alyx's voice is best of course."

Iscikella asks, "Who are ye talking with, Elendr?"

Iscikella gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Iscikella concentrates.
Iscikella's right arm looks better.

You say, "But that voice was pretty, not decidedly either or, but ... maybe, nice. Maybe kind, I can't tell."

Iscikella asks, "Kind?"

Iscikella blinks.

Iscikella shakes her head.

Iscikella says, "Seductive maybe."

Iscikella says, "Kind, nae."

Iscikella shakes her head.

Iscikella gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Iscikella concentrates.
Iscikella's left arm looks better.

You say, "The Voice told me that She may go or come or even go again... and then the Voice said that it would always be with me and that I shouldn't fear it."

You say, "It wants me to let it walk beside me."

Iscikella asks, "Walk beside ye?"

Iscikella shivers.

Iscikella says, "It means in ye."

Iscikella sighs heavily.

Alyxandrah's face turns slightly pale.

Alyxandrah asks, "What is going on??"

You say, "But... it didn't sound like her voice."

You furrow your brow, probably adding a wrinkle or two in the process.

Iscikella asks, "What did it sound like?"

Iscikella cocks her head at you.

Iscikella asks, "Elendr, this voice... is not the same then?"

You shake your head.

"I am all voices."

You say, "I can't smell the perfume, of..."

You ask, "You are all voices?"

You blink.

Iscikella asks, "What voices?"

Iscikella blinks.

Alyxandrah looks rather confused.

(Iscikella runs a hand through her hair.)

(Elendr stares off, seemingly at nothing.)

Alyxandrah sits down.

You say, "It is all voices..."

Alyxandrah asks, "Different voices?"

Iscikella asks, "All voices?"

Iscikella asks, "Ye mean as in a chorus of voices?"

Iscikella cocks her head at you.

You say, "No, it, one voice, is... all voices."

Alyxandrah gasps.

Alyxandrah says, "No...no..."

Iscikella asks, "It is... united?"

Alyxandrah exclaims, "The voice meant me!"

You blink.

Iscikella nods to Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "It is the same one!"

Iscikella sniffs.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "It is still Yfa!"

(Iscikella tries to sense the perfume.)

You say, "but... it's so kind."

Alyxandrah exclaims, "No. No!"

Alyxandrah just tried to pull you towards her!

You say, "And I don't smell the perfume, of, the perfume, of, the..."

You blink.

Alyxandrah says, "Elendr, she's trying to turn you against me..."

You blink.

Alyxandrah wrings her hands.

You ask, "She is?"

Iscikella asks, "Voice, ye seek to woo, isn't that it?"

Iscikella says, "How very... devious of ye."

You ask, "Voice of All? You who are all Voices.... you're nice, aren't you?"

Alyxandrah asks, "Nice!?"

Alyxandrah slowly empties her lungs.

Iscikella exclaims, "Yfa, speak true for a change!"

You blink.

Iscikella raises her fist defiantly.

Iscikella exclaims, "Damnable lying seductress!"

You say, "But the All Voices doesn't want to hurt Alyx, does it? Why would it? It wants to walk beside me."

You fidget.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "Aye, she wants to walk beside you...without me there!"

Iscikella asks, "What is this all voices?"

Iscikella asks, "Can ye not speak for all to hear?"

Iscikella asks, "If ye have nothing to hide?"

Iscikella cocks her head.

You furrow your brow, probably adding a wrinkle or two in the process.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "She knows I'll destroy her! She knows it!"

You say, "But... I want you, Alyx. You have to be beside me."

Iscikella gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Iscikella concentrates.
Iscikella's right leg looks better.

Alyxandrah says, "Tis why she speaks for Elendr's ears alone."

Alyxandrah trembles with anger.

Iscikella says, "Speak out, voice."

(Elendr presses himself against Alyxandrah, putting his head on her shoulder as he wraps his arms about her.)

Iscikella stares off into space.

You blink at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "Yfa, you are a coward...but that hardly comes as a shock to me."

You furrow your brow, probably adding a wrinkle or two in the process.

Iscikella nods to Alyxandrah.

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

You cover your ears.

Alyxandrah asks, "Is she still talking to you?"

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at you.

You ask, "What?"

Iscikella sighs heavily.

(Elendr uncovers his ears.)

Iscikella says, "It fears to speak aloud."

Alyxandrah asks, "Is she still talking to you, love?"

Iscikella gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Iscikella concentrates.
Iscikella's left leg looks better.

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

You carefully listen, but don't hear anything unusual.

Alyxandrah says, "I vow I will find a way to destroy her. I vow it."

Alyxandrah clenches her fist.

(Elendr's ears prick up, and he inclines his head to one side.)

Alyxandrah says, "She'll not have you, Elendr."

Iscikella rubs Alyxandrah gently.

Iscikella cocks her head at you.

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to you.

Iscikella asks, "What now?"

Iscikella trembles.

Alyxandrah touches you.

Alyxandrah asks, "Love?"

You say, "No All Voice anymore. I can't hear her, him, it, them, us, elanthia."

You shake your head.

Iscikella blinks at you.

Iscikella says, "Elendr, not to sound..."

Iscikella says, "Well..."

Iscikella bites her lip.

You blink at Iscikella.

Iscikella says, "by all voices could just mean all the Nine."

Iscikella says, "ye do realize."

You say, "Ohh....."

Iscikella says, "The essence is all of them."

Iscikella says, "and it wants to "walk beside ye"."

You ask, "Why beside me if its already inside me?"

You furrow your brow, probably adding a wrinkle or two in the process.

Alyxandrah says, "Tis Yfa that wants to walk beside him."

Iscikella says, "Because it wants yer... cooperation."

Iscikella says, "That is what it means."

Iscikella says, "Now... has to force."

Iscikella says, "All of us."

You say, "I just want to walk beside Alyxandrah, every where I go. I want to be her shadow. I want to stick to her and never let go."

You sigh sadly.

Iscikella gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Iscikella concentrates.
Iscikella's nervous system looks better.

Iscikella gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Iscikella concentrates.
Iscikella's left hand looks better.

Alyxandrah says, "She'll not take my place, Elendr."



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