Mehlah
Leyan, day 30 of the month Ivastaen in the year 5101

[Tavern Burrow, Gaming Hall]
On either side of a carpeted entry are two dark yew trees, trimmed into the shapes of mules and sprinkled with silvery powder. A young halfling in silver and blue livery bows low as you pass by, gesturing toward the doorway with an inviting smile on his lips. From inside the gaming hall comes a rising cry, as someone wins another hand. You also see a Silvermule doorkeeper.
Also here: Lady Atoyoz, Mehlah
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west, southwest.
Sothog followed.

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

You see Mehlah Lurison the Halfling.
He appears to be in his 90's, has receding white hair, brown eyes, and pale skin.
He is in good shape.
He is holding a large sign in his right hand.
He is wearing some ragged canvas trousers patched on both knees, a braided rope belt, a threadbare brown wool cloak, and some braided rope sandals.

Atoyoz glances at Mehlah.

You ask, "Mehlah? Ye allright?"

Mehlah eyes drift to the sky and he nods slowly.

Atoyoz says, "He's looking for his cat also."

Sothog asks, "What's all this, then?"

You ask, "Cat?"

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Atoyoz nods to you.

Mehlah says, "Yes, I am fine."

You ask, "What kind of cat?"

Atoyoz shivers.

Mehlah shrieks, 'If being possessed is being fine!'

Mehlah flails his arms about.

Sothog coughs.

You blink at Mehlah.

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow.

You ask, "How were ye possessed?"

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Spotting a smudge on his uniform, the doorkeeper takes a cloth and brushes the area until it is clean.

Mehlah chants, "A darkness took my soul, I serve my master now.

Mehlah says, "I do not."

Mehlah slaps himself.

You ask, "And who is this master?"

You blink at Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Mehlah paces back and forth.

Sothog asks, "What's with the sign?"

Sothog works his fingers under his black cavalier hat and scratches his head.

Mehlah says, "I serve the darkest powers."

Mehlah shows Sothog his large sign.

Atoyoz says, "It says 'Repent, the end is near"

Sothog says, "Ah."

You ask, "And what do they say to ye?"

Arimantis just arrived.

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Sothog nods to Arimantis.

The doorkeeper adjusts the set of his cap with an air of dignity.

You whisper quietly to Arimantis, "Mehlah. Listen to him."

Mehlah chants, "Soon, the fires will roll down the mountain, clearing the infestation away."

You ask, "These dark powers?"

You ask, "Fires?"

You blink.

Atoyoz asks, "on the mountain?"

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Mehlah just marched away moving east.

[Icemule Trace, South Road]
The hoarse voices from the west are hard to understand. Either they are happy cries or anguished moans, or perhaps both. A group of enterprising youths approach you and ask for silvers, but continue along the road without pausing for your response. You also see a lost penguin chick.
Also here: Mehlah
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west.
Sothog followed.

Lady Atoyoz just arrived.

Sothog exclaims, "Bah!"

Arimantis just arrived.

You ask, "What infestation do they seek to clear?"

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Sothog asks, "What's all this about fire? Speak up, man?"

Atoyoz whispers, "Mind if I join you m'Lady?"

You whisper quietly to Atoyoz, "Not at all."

Mehlah exclaims, "I have forseen it!"

Sothog asks, "Which 'I' is this?"

Atoyoz asks, "How have you forseen it?"

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

You ask, "Ye have had visions?"

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Mehlah shrieks, "You have seen nothing, you don't know anything. Shut up."

Mehlah slaps himself.

You blink at Mehlah.

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow in Mehlah's direction.

Arimantis glances at Mehlah.

You ask, "Where is yer home, Mehlah?"

Mehlah says, "My master says I know nothing."

Mehlah says, "I know nothing."

You ask, "Yer master is angry at ye?"

Arimantis asks, "Yer master?"

Atoyoz asks, "Who is your master?"

Sothog chuckles.

Mehlah just marched away moving east.

[Commerce Burrow, Trader's Way]
A group of elves tightens their cloaks against the chilling north wind as they pass along the road. To the east sits a sturdy stone building bearing a shiny gold plaque.
Also here: Mehlah
Obvious paths: north, south, west.
Atoyoz, Arimantis and Sothog followed.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Sothog asks, "Host being a bit uncooperative, is he?"

Arimantis asks, "Who is yer master?"

Mehlah says, "He is all."

Arimantis shifts his weight.

Mehlah says, "He is darkness."

You ask, "All darkness?"

You cock your head at Mehlah.

You ask, "And what has be told ye to do?"

You peer quizzically at Mehlah.

Arimantis says, "Well.. least we narrowed it down to a he.."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Mehlah eyes glaze over and he looks far to the north and chants, "The fires come."

Atoyoz grins at Arimantis.

You ask, "From the north?"

You ask, "The fire comes from the north then?"

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Mehlah shrieks, "No, nothing is coming, shush fool!"

Sothog chuckles.

Mehlah slaps himself repeatedly.

Mehlah falls over.

Mehlah thrashes around on the ground.

Sothog pulls Mehlah to his feet.

You rub Mehlah.

Arimantis asks, "Who is causin this fire?"

Mehlah exclaims, "He hurts me!"

You take a quick appraisal of Mehlah and find that he has no apparent injuries.

You say, "I see that."

Atoyoz furrows her brow.

(Iscikella tries to relieve Mehlah's bruises.)

You ask, "He hurts ye because he is angry?"

The skin on Mehlah's hands begins to char slightly.

Mehlah shrieks!

You blink.

Arimantis asks, "Why would yer master wanna hurt you for sayin what you seen?"

Mehlah says, "I know nothing."

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

(Iscikella takes one of Mehlah's hands in hers and tries to ease the pain.)

Mehlah just marched away moving north.

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

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Mehlah exclaims, "The end is near!"

Arimantis says, "Maybe we can helps.. ifin ya tell us.."

You say, "Mehlah, let me try and heal yer hands..."

Mehlah exclaims, "I have forseen the darkness!"

You nod to Mehlah.

Mehlah shrieks, "You can't forsee you next meal, let alone the darkness fool!"

Mehlah flails his arms about.

Arimantis asks, "The fire is followed by darkness?"

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "So ye have said," trying to sound soothing, "but ye are fine here..."

You rub Mehlah.

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow.

Mehlah exclaims, "What else follows fire fool! The end of everything!"

Arimantis says, "Usually when one repents.. they gots somethin to repent for.."

Atoyoz furrows her brow.

You ask, "Ye talk about IceMule?"

Sothog says, "Or it may be more intimidation courtesy of the Nine."

Arimantis asks, "What you speak of, when ya talk bout repentin?"

Mehlah chants softly, "When your soul is cleansed by the fire, you will know you have repented."

You ask, "Cleansed?"

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Atoyoz asks, "Cleansed by the fire?"

Mehlah exclaims, "The Nine!"

Mehlah asks, "Who spoke of the Nine?"

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow.

Sothog says, "I'm going to cleanse something real good, in about a minute..."

You blink at Mehlah.

Sothog mutters under his breath.

You say, "Ye just did."

You point at Mehlah.

Arimantis says, "Sounds sorta like what he said to Ilvane that night.."

Arimantis glances at you.

Mehlah shrieks, "Fool, you know nothing of that, shut up."

Mehlah slap himself repeatedly.

You ask, "Mehlah, how did the darkness take ye?"

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Atoyoz rubs Mehlah gently.

(Iscikella holds Mehlah's hand, trying to stop the slapping.)

Mehlah chants, "A voice came to me from the dark, and claimed my soul in the name of the Council!"

You say, "Oh my..."

Arimantis sighs.

Sothog says, "Sorry to say, but ye may have to bind him before he hurts himself worse."

You ask, "And what did the voice say?"

Mehlah shrieks, "Fool! You will pay for your insolence!"

Mehlah says, "I will not."

Mehlah shrieks!

Sothog says, "Bother, now that's five doses I have to make."

You say, "I don't want to bind the poor lad."

You look at Sothog and shake your head.

Mehlah exclaims, "Soon! I had no control of my body!"

Sothog asks, "I'd rather not, either. Any better ideas?"

Mehlah exclaims, "I hear voices!"

Mehlah exclaims, "They tell me what to do!"

Arimantis asks, "What do the voices say?"

Mehlah exclaims, "I must obey!"

You ask, "Aye, what do they say?"

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Mehlah just marched away moving west.

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease.
Also here: Mehlah, Darnog, Dhougal, Valthissa, Bralledar who is sitting, Klarissa, Taug, Murek, Lord Khore, Lord Gaillard who is sitting, Garc, Fella who is sitting, Fumretae who is lying down, Bearfut, Tipperary who is sitting, Rhodryn
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west.
Atoyoz, Arimantis and Sothog followed.

Mehlah paces back and forth.

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent Sinners!"

(Iscikella places a reassuring hand on Mehlah's shoulder.)

Mehlah exclaims, "Let yourselves become one of the darkness!"

You say, "Ye can fight, Mehlah."

Sothog says, "Help is here, Mehlah, if you wish it."

Lady Alyxandrah just arrived.

Atoyoz curtsies to Alyxandrah.

Mehlah eyes glazes over and chants in an unknown tongue.

Arimantis removes a blackened silver-bound prayerbook from in his rune-covered bag.

Angelrise coughs.

Alyxandrah just hugged Atoyoz.

You whisper quietly to Alyxandrah, "Mehlah is possessed, but is not usual."

Mehlah says, "Yes Master."

Atoyoz glances at Mehlah.

Angelrise reaches out and holds Alyxandrah's hand.

Arimantis just touched Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "No!"

Mehlah exclaims, "I cannot!"

You ask, "What is He asking, Mehlah?"

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Atoyoz asks, "What did he say?"

Arimantis says, "You must be strong Mehlah, resist him"

Mehlah exclaims, "I will not hurt innocents!"

Angelrise examines her fingernails.

You say, "We will try to help."

Mehlah exclaims, "I must repent!"

Arimantis says, "There is strength in numbers.. let us help you"

Mehlah exclaims, "The flames shall cleanse our souls!"

Taug blinks at Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "The fires come, I have forseen it!"

You say, "Flames only burn in my experience."

Sothog says, "Depends on your perspective."

Alyxandrah looks rather confused.

Mehlah shrieks, "Would you shut up, you are just a pawn and these fools couldn't help."

Sothog asks, "The fires from the north? From where, in the north?"

Alyxandrah blinks.

Angelrise flashes a quick grin.

Angelrise leans on Mehlah.

Atoyoz says, "We can help, Mehlah."

Mehlah shrieks!

Arimantis says, "That is what he would like you to think.. but he knows better.."

Mehlah exclaims, "Don't touch me!"

Angelrise asks, "what does your sign say?"

Mehlah exclaims, "I am possessed!"

Angelrise smiles at Mehlah.

You ask, "Does it hurt, when others touch ye?"

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Mehlah shows Angelrise his large sign.

You say, "Mehlah, so am I."

Angelrise chuckles.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Mehlah paces back and forth.

You say, "But doesn't mean can't be touched."

Alyxandrah says, "Isci's rather harmless."

Alyxandrah touches you.

Atoyoz says, "I am possessed as well Mehlah."

Riktal just arrived.

You say, "So is Atoyoz possessed."

You nod to Mehlah.

Atoyoz nods to you.

Arimantis just touched Mehlah.

Riktal asks, "Just four?"

You say, "Ye are not doomed."

Alyxandrah leans on Angelrise.

Arimantis says, "See.."

Riktal peers quizzically at you.

Arimantis smiles at Mehlah.

Iscikella smiles gently at Mehlah.

Alyxandrah shakes her head.

An eerie voice cackles!

Angelrise blinks.

Alyxandrah raises an eyebrow.

Riktal blinks.

Angelrise cackles!

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow.

Riktal says, "Not the cackling.."

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Mehlah.

Angelrise asks, "repent to whom?"

Mehlah just marched away moving north.

Angelrise asks, "and for what?"

[Icemule Trace, North Road]
Crowds of people bustle up this road, on their way to one place or another. Several groups of warriors stride to the north, clad in warm furs and mufflers, while others in cassocks and robes walk more slowly, making signs of blessing at expectant women and small children.
Also here: Mehlah
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west.
Atoyoz, Arimantis and Sothog followed.

Angelrise peers quizzically at Mehlah.

You ask, "Mehlah, do ye just wander?"

(Arimantis traces a symbol of protection in the air before Mehlah)

Alyxandrah says, "I didna do it...I rest my case."

Alyxandrah says, "I repent for nothing."

Angelrise scratches her chin.

Mehlah exclaims, "The darkness follows me! I fear I shall contaminate all!"

Alyxandrah shrugs.

Angelrise gazes up into the heavens.

You look at Mehlah and shake your head.

You say, "Ye will not."

Sothog says, "We are working on ways to banish these forces e'en now."

Mehlah exclaims, "Do you not fear these powers!"

Arimantis says, "You have to let us help you.."

Mehlah just tried to pull you towards him!

Angelrise nods.

Atoyoz looks over at Mehlah and shakes her head.

Mehlah exclaims, "They will destroy us!"

You say, "Aye, I fear them... greatly."

Alyxandrah rocks back on her heels.

You say, "But I know I will fight them... as well."

Angelrise grins.

You nod to Mehlah.

Angelrise shifts her weight.

Atoyoz says, "I do not fear it."

Sothog says, "Only if we allow it."

Arimantis says, "I trust in my lord, to protect me from your master and give me strength"

Sothog says, "I, too, shall fight."

Arimantis nods to Mehlah.

You say, "Ye are yerself yet, Mehlah."

You say, "Is why this darkness tries so hard to hurt ye."

You nod to Mehlah.

Spasms wrack your body.

Iscikella is wracked by a sudden fit of convulsions!

You gasp.

Atoyoz nods.

(Iscikella doubles over in pain.)

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow in your direction.

Mehlah gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Arimantis peers quizzically at you.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Angelrise stares off into space.

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Alyxandrah asks, "Are you alright, m'lady?"

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

You say, "In lot of pain..."

You pant.

Atoyoz asks, "Where?"

You say, "Seems the darkness wishes to hurt much tonight..."

Mehlah shrieks, "Fear us! The darkness comes!"

You say, "all over..."

You gasp.

Sothog says, "Or perhaps it is the darkness hurting."

Alyxandrah squints at Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "No, I fear nothing!"

Atoyoz glances at Mehlah.

Mehlah is wracked by a sudden fit of convulsions!

Mehlah falls over.

Mehlah rolls around on the ground.

Sothog tries to pull Mehlah to his feet, but he is too heavy.
Atoyoz tries to pull Mehlah to his feet, but he is too heavy.

Arimantis says, "See.. nothing happens to me when I am near you.. there is nothing to fear in darkness.."

Mehlah thrashes around on the ground.

Alyxandrah rubs Mehlah gently.

You rub Mehlah.

Arimantis traces the lines of his symbol of Ronan.

Angelrise rolls Mehlah over.

Mehlah exclaims, "The pain!"

Angelrise rolls Mehlah over.

You exclaim, "Mehlah!"

Angelrise examines her fingernails.

Arimantis kneels down.

Alyxandrah pokes Angelrise in the ribs.

You kneel down.

Sothog pulls Mehlah to his feet.

Angelrise coughs.

You rub Mehlah.

Arimantis just touched Mehlah.

Angelrise hums distractedly to herself.

Mehlah exclaims, "Don't touch me!"

You ask, "Are ye allright?"

Arimantis stands up.

Mehlah exclaims, "You will be contaminated!"

You say, "I am not afraid to touch ye, Mehlah."

Arimantis shakes his head.

You say, "Ye cannot contaminate me."

You look at Mehlah and shake your head.

Atoyoz says, "We are already Mehlah."

Atoyoz nods to Mehlah.

You nod to Atoyoz.

Mehlah eyes glaze over as he thrashes on the ground.

Angelrise says, "if we were to be contaminated- we would have been already.."

Sothog coughs.

(Iscikella places a hand on Mehlah's forehead.)

Alyxandrah stares off into space.

You say, "I know it hurts, Mehlah... I'll help all I can."

Arimantis says, "You master has had plenty of chances to try to contaminate me.."

Arimantis smiles at Mehlah.

Sothog says, "Ye must fight it, if ye wish to live."

Atoyoz gasps.

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to Atoyoz.

Arimantis says, "Let us help you fight it.."

Alyxandrah asks something in Half-Elven.

Sothog nods to Arimantis.

Atoyoz says, "Oh..."

Mehlah says, "I am losing."

Sothog nods to Mehlah.

You rub Mehlah.

Mehlah shudders.

Arimantis looks over at Mehlah and shakes his head.

You try to pull Mehlah towards you.

Sothog says, "Don't bet on that."

Atoyoz kneels down.

Atoyoz ducks slightly and covers her head with her arms.

Mehlah says, "The darkness comes. The power we face is too great."

Arimantis says, "You are fighting.. don't give in now"

You say, "Lean on Atoyoz and I, Mehlah... we will help all we can."

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Atoyoz.

You nod to Atoyoz.

You blink at Atoyoz.

Atoyoz says, "The pain..."

Sothog says, "Victory often comes from unexpected places, and when you least expect it."

Alyxandrah says, "The power isn't too great, Mehlah."

Arimantis says, "Nothing is too great, if you believe otherwise"

Angelrise begins to twitch.

Atoyoz hangs her head.

Alyxandrah rubs Atoyoz gently.

(Iscikella places a hand on Atoyoz' arm.)

Arimantis asks, "Perhaps.. to the temple?"

Mehlah shrieks, "The only thing you'll taste is the bitter dregs of defeat!"

You ask, "Mehlah, will ye come to the temple?"

Mehlah exclaims, "No, we will win!"

Mehlah asks, "Won't we?"

Sothog nods to Mehlah.

Angelrise flashes a quick grin.

You nod to Mehlah.

Alyxandrah nods to Mehlah.

Arimantis nods to Mehlah.

You say, "We will"

Sothog says, "We shall prevail."

You hear the voice of Taug say, "aye ...we will"

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

An eerie voice cackles in glee!

Arimantis says, "Come to the temple Mehlah.."

(Atoyoz takes a deep breath)

(Iscikella glances all around.)

Mehlah exclaims, "Temples!"

You say, "Where is that voice coming from."

Sothog says, "The creature within you senses his vulnerability e'en now, elsewise he wouldn't want you silenced."

Atoyoz stands up.

Mehlah exclaims, "The darkness comes!"

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Sothog searches around for a moment.

Mehlah marches up to Sothog and gives him a crisp salute.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Arimantis nods to Sothog.

Sothog says, "Hello, Taug."

You stand back up.

Mehlah just marched away moving south.

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease.
Also here: Mehlah, Orieon, Novice Disa who is sitting, Lady Sauni, Journeyman Dorron, Lord Khore, Riktal, Avie, Delemus, Flaxenia, Fella who is sitting, Talisha, Aurasia who is sitting, Antoo, Lady Silversoft who is kneeling, Lord Sauthurdig, Lord Jakester, Lord Junsen, Fumretae who is lying down, Bearfut, Tipperary who is sitting, Tazelhoffe
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west.
Atoyoz, Arimantis and Sothog followed.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent! Darkness falls!"

Riktal asks, "And she wouldn't seek a fifth this soon, would she?"

You ask, "Mehlah, is the pain less?"

Arimantis says, "If yer master din believe this was true, he wouldn't be tryin to keep you quiet"

You rub Mehlah.

Riktal peers quizzically at Mehlah.

Riktal asks, "Repent?"

Mehlah says, "The pain comes and goes at Master's whim."

Angelrise says, "it doesn't look as if he's trying to keep him quiet at all"

Mehlah shows Riktal his large sign.

Atoyoz nods to Mehlah.

Riktal blinks.

Riktal says, "Doomsday heralds."

You say, "Mehlah, I know that."

You sigh.

Riktal says, "Well, I guess we are in trouble."

Sothog says, "He hasn't got full control of the body yet."

Mehlah exclaims, "Master will take our souls!"

Atoyoz rubs Mehlah gently.

Riktal whispers, "Can I follow you?"

Mehlah exclaims, "The fires shall come!"

Angelrise chuckles.

Arimantis looks over at Mehlah and shakes his head.

Riktal whispers, "I feel safer"

Sothog says, "Which is as far as he'll get, if I have anything to say about it."

You whisper quietly to Riktal, "Surely."

Mehlah says, "Icemule will be but a memory."

Riktal asks, "Amasalen?"

Alyxandrah sighs.

Riktal peers quizzically at Mehlah.

You ask, "Why does he want our souls, Mehlah?"

Sheka squints at Mehlah.

Alyxandrah looks over at Mehlah and shakes her head.

Mehlah exclaims, "Amasalen!"

Mehlah screams!

Mehlah screams!

Mehlah screams!

Mehlah exclaims, "No!"

Riktal exclaims, "Yfa will not find her fifth! We will not serve!"

You try to pull Mehlah towards you.

Riktal raises his fist at Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "Speak not the name of the darkness!"

Sheka asks, "Who is your Master?"

Atoyoz rubs Mehlah gently.

Angelrise laughs!

Sheka cocks her head at Mehlah.

Mehlah screams!

Riktal says, "Amasalen."

You say, "I dare to speak it."

Mehlah just went south.

Riktal sneers.

[Icemule Trace, South Road]
A silvery sheen from something up north catches your eye over the heads of the crowds. No matter the time of day or night, this stretch of road always seems busy. A young halfling girl, dressed in the livery of the Silvermule Gaming Hall, rushes past you to deliver a message.
Also here: Mehlah
Obvious paths: north, south, west.
Riktal, Atoyoz, Arimantis and Sothog followed.

Lady Alyxandrah just arrived.

Mehlah exclaims, "No!"

Riktal says, "Your 'master' Killed my parents."

Riktal points at Mehlah.

Riktal snarls menacingly!

Mehlah exclaims, "He is coming!"

You say, "Mehlah..."

You ask, "What has he said?"

Sothog says, "Calm yourself, Riktal. This one is not himself."

Arimantis says, "There is another one.. who has a claim to darkness, yet he protects.."

Arimantis traces the lines of his symbol of Ronan.

Novice Disa just arrived.

Arimantis smiles at Mehlah.

You say, "This is but a poor possessed one."

Aranrhod just arrived.

Arimantis says, "Trust that there are forces protecting you as well"

Mehlah chants, "The fires will roll from the mountains! The darkness shall pervade."

You say, "Like Atoyoz and I."

You rub Mehlah.

Riktal snarls menacingly!

Atoyoz nods.

Sothog says, "He has the fifth of the Nine within him."

Disa says, "show your sign mehlah"

Mehlah exclaims, "I am not possessed!"

Riktal says, "They will not! We will not serve."

Disa raises an eyebrow in Mehlah's direction.

Mehlah shrieks, "Poor fool, you are mine!"

You say, "Mehlah, we will not serve, none of us."

Mehlah exclaims, "I am not!"

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to Angelrise.

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Angelrise coughs.

Arimantis says, "He isn't yours to claim.."

Arimantis gazes up into the heavens.

Sothog asks, "He is who's, voice within the body of Mehlah?"

Mehlah says, "He is my Master."

You tilt your head up.

Riktal exclaims, "Your master will not have any of us!"

Mehlah says, "The voice of the darkness."

You belt out, "Amasalen, ye cannot have any of us!"

Riktal says, "He claimed my parents, he certainly won't have me."

Riktal snarls menacingly!

Mehlah screams!

Angelrise stares off into space.

Mehlah screams!

Mehlah screams!

You raise your fist in a display of defiance.

Mehlah exclaims, "Don't say that!"

Angelrise chuckles.

You exclaim, "I do say!"

Mehlah exclaims, "He will hear you!"

Arimantis says, "Let us help you fight him.. together we can do it.."

You exclaim, "And I will say forever!"

Sothog asks, "There are many who claim to be the voice of the darkness. What makes you so different?"

Riktal exclaims, "I will not submit to the voices!"

Arimantis says, "I hope he does hear me"

Riktal snarls menacingly!

Arimantis nods to Mehlah.

Alyxandrah says, "Amasalen is a fool if he believes he will win."

Aranrhod says, "Is true...we will not be taken"

Mehlah screams!

Angelrise just nudged Alyxandrah.

Aranrhod nods to Arimantis.

Mehlah just marched away moving south.

[Icemule Trace, South Road]
A narrow house juts into the street, as though pushed off its foundation by the expanding gaming hall to the southwest. You step carefully along the cobblestones and try not to glance into the open window at street level.
Also here: Mehlah
Obvious paths: north, south.
Aranrhod, Riktal, Atoyoz, Arimantis and Sothog followed.

Sothog says, "You shall not keep this body. You shall not prevail."

Lady Angelrise's group just arrived.

Novice Disa just arrived.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

You ask, "Repent of what, Mehlah?"

Sothog says, "Mehlah shall be of his own mind eventually."

You ask, "Of being free beings?"

Arimantis says, "I hope he hears, when I say.. he will never have me, or this town"

You say, "I think not."

You shake your head.

Riktal says, "Don't you get it? Your master can never claim me, he stole my parents from me. My friends will not submit either."

Mehlah shrieks, "Give yourselves over to the darkness!"

Riktal raises his fist at Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "No! Don't!"

Aranrhod says, "Never"

Alyxandrah says, "No."

You belt out, "NO!"

Angelrise laughs!

You look at Mehlah and shake your head.

You exclaim, "I will not!"

Mehlah slaps himself repeatedly.

Aranrhod says, "Nor will I"

Mehlah flails his arms about.

Arimantis says, "I have no intention of giving in to yer master"

Atoyoz just tried to pull Mehlah towards her!

Arimantis smiles at Mehlah.

(Iscikella pulls at Mehlah's hands.)

You exclaim, "Don't do that!"

Aranrhod blinks.

Sothog says, "I, too, refuse. I come and go at my own whim, not that of Amasalen."

Riktal says, "Amasalen, show yourself you coward! Yfa, I know you sent him"

Riktal points at Mehlah.

Riktal says, "I heard a cackle, it was probably her."

A force slams into Mehlah, sending him sprawling.

You nod to Riktal.

Mehlah falls over.

Riktal snarls menacingly!

Atoyoz tries to pull Mehlah to his feet, but he is too heavy.

Angelrise hums distractedly to herself.

Mehlah thrashes around on the ground.

Alyxandrah says, "Amasalen, is just that...a coward. He will neither show himself, nor win."

Mehlah exclaims, "No!"

Atoyoz pulls Mehlah to his feet.

Riktal moves to stand in front of Mehlah.

You exclaim, "Amasalen!"

Riktal exclaims, "Leave him alone!"

You exclaim, "STOP!"

Riktal snarls menacingly!

Mehlah screams!

You raise your fist in a display of defiance.

Riktal exclaims, "Yfa, you will not claim a fifth!"

Sothog says, "Hello, Sheka."

Sothog chuckles.

Disa asks, "Can someone help him?"

Arimantis shows Mehlah his silver-bound prayerbook.

(Riktal holds his sword and shield up, bracing himself in front of Mehlah.)

Angelrise grins.

Angelrise nods.

Mehlah exclaims, "The voices!"

Sheka whispers, "Not too nice trying to take him unto yourself. He serves Him you are trying to escape from"

You say, "We are trying... the essence is in him."

Arimantis says, "Believe that there are forces which protect as well.."

Aranrhod asks, "Mehlah...do you have family?"

Disa says, "Mehalah, imagine a stone wall... that shuts the voices out"

Mehlah exclaims, "Nothing can protect us now!"

(Riktal spreads his arms wide and covers Mehlah from the direction the force hit.)

Arimantis says, "An together.. together, we have the power to fight"

You exclaim, "Our wills can protect us, Mehlah!"

Riktal says, "Amasalen, leave him alone."

You try to pull Mehlah towards you.

Lady Sheka just arrived.

Mehlah eyes glaze over, as he swoons.

Mehlah falls over.

Riktal snarls menacingly!

Angelrise begins to twitch.

You kneel down.

Mehlah thrashes around on the ground.

Sothog nods to Arimantis.

(Iscikella fans Mehlah.)

Disa says, "Build your wall stone by stone... you can do it"

Sheka gives Mehlah a little prod between the shoulder blades.

You say, "Give him air."

Mehlah exclaims, "No! Don't punish me!"

Mehlah slaps himself over and over.

Atoyoz furrows her brow.

Sheka says, "A little weak for serving such a one as Amasalen."

Sheka smirks.

Arimantis just touched Mehlah.

Aranrhod exclaims, "Leave him alone!"

You exclaim, "Stop hurting him!"

Alyxandrah leans on Sheka.

(Iscikella glares upward.)

Riktal says, "Yfa, I heard your cackle. LEAVE."

Riktal snarls menacingly!

Angelrise blinks.

Riktal waves a fish spine sword around.

Mehlah moves to a kneeling position.

Arimantis says, "Amasalen... You won't win.. you must know that.."

You ask, "Is it better?"

You rub Mehlah.

Atoyoz rubs Mehlah gently.

Disa asks, "Can anyone help Mehlah NOT hear the voices?"

Morgaine whispers, "Here for support."

Alyxandrah says, "He does, Arimantis. He knows it well."

Something touches you.

Arimantis nods to Alyxandrah.

Arimantis says, "I jus like remindin him"

Mehlah eyes glaze over and chants, "The flames will feed on us all. The darkness comes."

Arimantis coughs.

Sheka glances at Arimantis.

Sheka sneers.

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

Sothog asks, "Perhaps. What of the herb that dulls thoughtsending? Has anyone tried that?"

Sheka says, "hello Priest"

You sigh heavily.

You rub Mehlah.

Riktal says, "The darkness will not be feared, Ronan's domain is therein."

Mehlah exclaims, "No! We will win!"

Riktal growls ferociously!

Disa asks, "Or perhaps a spell of Unpresence?"

You exclaim, "We will!"

You nod to Mehlah.

Angelrise gazes up into the heavens.

Atoyoz nods to Mehlah.

Sothog looks over at Disa and shakes his head.

Atoyoz nods to you.

You hear someone uttering a phrase of magic.
A pure white aura sparkles around Mehlah.

Alyxandrah smiles at Mehlah.

Mehlah shrieks, "Fools! You will rue the day you helped this pathetic little man."

Sheka asks, "How did you escape your Master?"

Sheka stares at Mehlah.

Arimantis smirks.

Riktal says, "No, YOU will rue the day you helped him."

Disa rubs Mehlah gently.

Sothog laughs!

Riktal snarls menacingly!

You ask, "And why do ye hurt him, great immortal?"

You tilt your head up.

Riktal says, "And the day you killed the innocents."

(Disa wrings her hands)

Arimantis says, "I don't regret helping anyone in need"

Lady Skyfawn's group just arrived.

You exclaim, "Hurting those unable to help themselves!"

Riktal exclaims, "Amasalen you are nothing but a.. a.. a COWARD!"

You exclaim, "How brave!"

Mehlah bows his head.

Riktal growls ferociously!

Morgaine suddenly fades into view.

Mehlah exclaims, "I will obey master!"

Aranrhod glances at Mehlah.

Sheka asks, "Who are you talking to?"

Sothog says, "If I had a silver for every time I'd 'rue the day', I'd have retired wealthy long ago."

Riktal exclaims, "No!"

You stand back up.

Sheka cocks her head at you.

Riktal pulls Mehlah to his feet.

Alyxandrah just tried to pull Mehlah towards her!

Alyxandrah exclaims, "No!"

Mehlah exclaims, "I will not!"

You try to pull Mehlah towards you.

You exclaim, "No!"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Riktal says, "He killed my parents, Do not serve him."

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

You say, "Obey yerself, Mehlah."

Riktal asks, "What if he had killed your family?"

Arimantis says, "I would gladly stand up to help him.. give him strength to fight you.."

You say, "Not the bloody one."

Riktal peers quizzically at Mehlah.

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Riktal asks, "Would you serve him then?"

Mehlah says, "I have no family left."

Sheka says, "You must obey Him."

You ask, "What happened to them?"

Sheka nods to Mehlah.

Angelrise stares off into space.

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Riktal says, "Nothing in all Elanthia would make me serve."

Sheka says, "You know that."

Riktal says, "Not even his will."

Sindani squints at Mehlah.

Riktal growls ferociously!

Sothog exclaims, "Then fight to preserve their memory! For yourself, and for others!"

Mehlah says, "The souls have gone to the fire. The bitter dregs of the cup of blood was forced into me."

You blink at Mehlah.

Riktal says, "Do not serve."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Atoyoz asks, "The cup of blood?"

Riktal just touched Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "I will not!"

Aranrhod's face turns slightly pale.

You ask, "Ye killed them?"

Sheka says, "You must obey Him."

You blink at Mehlah.

Sheka stares at Mehlah.

Riktal exclaims, "Yes! Do not serve!"

You try to pull Mehlah towards you.

Mehlah shrieks, "Fool! I killed them!'

Sheka cackles!

Disa says, "Mehlah, even if you can't fight you can resist more evil"

Riktal exclaims, "Lies!"

You say, "Ye are in him."

Riktal snarls menacingly!

Mehlah shrieks, "I will have you all!"

Sheka says, "As you will do."

Sheka nods to you.

You exclaim, "Ye will not!"

Riktal says, "You will have nothing."

Alyxandrah begins chuckling at Mehlah.

Sheka says, "And you."

Riktal just tried to pull Mehlah towards him!

Alyxandrah says, "You will not."

You shake your head.

Sheka nods to Atoyoz.

Sothog says, "You will have less than nothing, when we're done."

Mehlah exclaims, "Yes he will!"

Aranrhod exclaims, "No...you will not Amasalen!"

Mehlah exclaims, "No, he won't!"

Alyxandrah says, "He will have no one."

Mehlah flails his arms about.

Sheka asks, "Where is this Amasalen?"

You ask, "And why does he wish so greedily wish so many?"

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Riktal glances at Silon.

Riktal asks, "Forsaken?"

Riktal shakes his head.

Sheka says, "I see but a servant of His."

Riktal says, "I will not serve he who slayed my parents."

You hear a sudden crack!

Arimantis says, "Mehlah.. believe that we can help, please let us stand by you"

Mehlah falls over.

Mehlah exclaims, "My leg!"

(Riktal snaps his gaze around.)

You kneel down.

Alyxandrah's face turns slightly pale.

Mehlah throws his head back and howls!

Sheka says, "I will help you focus."

Sheka smiles at Mehlah.

(Iscikella rubs Mehlah's leg.)

Mehlah exclaims, "It hurts!"

Riktal glances at Sheka.

Arimantis rubs Mehlah gently.

You nod to Mehlah.

Riktal exclaims, "Leave him be!"

Riktal raises his fist at Sheka.

Mehlah exclaims, "He punishes me!"

(Iscikella looked very concerned.)

Atoyoz furrows her brow.

Sothog says, "Hmm."

You say, "I see that."

Sheka sneers at Riktal.

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

Riktal hunches up his shoulders and snarls menacingly at Sheka!

Alyxandrah moves to stand in front of Sheka.

Sothog asks, "A fracture?"

Mehlah shrieks, "Fool! You will obey only me!

Alyxandrah asks, "Will you stop?"

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Riktal.

Riktal says, "Don't encourage her"

Alyxandrah says, "Dunna obey that coward, Mehlah."

Riktal says, "She tries to convince Mehlah to serve."

(Iscikella uses her empathic touch to soothe the knotted muscles in Mehlah's leg.)

Sheka says, "You must obey Him."

You ask, "Does that help some, Mehlah?"

Arimantis says, "Hush Sheka"

Alyxandrah gives Sheka a little prod between the shoulder blades.

You rub Mehlah.

Sheka says, "As you will."

Riktal says, "You are a weak-willed fool"

Sheka rubs you gently.

Sothog says, "If that shrieking voice within ye had so much power he'd have torn this town apart by now."

Sheka says, "And you"

Sheka rubs Atoyoz gently.

Mehlah exclaims, "The power gathers!"

You say, "I will not, Sheka."

You look at Sheka and shake your head.

Sheka says, "Aye. But you shall."

Riktal says, "Mehlah, be strong. He cannot make you serve."

Lady Ilvane just arrived.

Sheka smiles cruelly towards Iscikella.

Sothog nods to Ilvane.

Aranrhod says, "Your soul is your own"

You stand back up.

Ilvane smiles.

Aranrhod nods to Mehlah.

Arimantis says, "You think, in all these years.. he woulda tried somethin, if he really had the strength"

Riktal says, "I would sooner die than let him control me, you decide your fate."

Sothog points at Mehlah.

Mehlah says, "My soul is master's."

Mehlah shakes his head.

Ilvane glances at Mehlah.

Atoyoz exclaims, "NO!"

Arimantis looks over at Mehlah and shakes his head.

You say, "Yer soul is yer own."

Sheka says, "Then do us that favor."

You try to pull Mehlah to his feet, but he is too heavy.

Mehlah exclaims, "No!"

Sheka nods to Riktal.

Sheka smirks.

Arimantis says, "Your soul is yours"

You try to pull Mehlah to his feet, but he is too heavy.

Aranrhod says, "No"

Atoyoz pulls Mehlah to his feet.

Riktal says, "Amasalen lacks the strength of a true god to take what he needs. He is a *coward* and nothing more."

Aranrhod says, "Your soul is yours"

Mehlah exclaims, "I will be my own person!"

Aranrhod nods to Mehlah.

Sothog says, "Amasalen isn't even a god."

You nod to Mehlah.

Alyxandrah nods to Mehlah.

Riktal nods to Mehlah.

Atoyoz says, "Nothing can take your soul if you don't allow it."

You exclaim, "Aye!"

Arimantis says, "Amasalen is nothin but a servant.."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Mehlah shrieks, "Fools, he is mine!"

Riktal exclaims, "Amasalen is a weakling coward!"

Sheka cackles!

Sheka hauls off and slaps Riktal up'side his head!

Aranrhod exclaims, "He is not yours!"

Sheka says, "Hush"

Sothog says, "He is NOT yours, and you know it."

You exclaim, "He isn't yers, Amasalen!"

Angelrise says, "we're all servants..."

Ilvane says, "He is his own."

Ilvane nods.

You belt out, "No one is yers!"

You raise your fist in a display of defiance.

(Riktal punches Sheka's elbow as her hand connects with his head.)

Arimantis says, "Don let him convince you otherwise Mehlah.. your soul is yours"

Angelrise yawns.

Mehlah shrieks, "You will all serve, before the end."

Alyxandrah laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Arimantis looks over at Mehlah and shakes his head.

Arimantis says, "Never"

Ilvane says, "Not likely."

Mehlah cowers.

Riktal says, "Don't touch me.."

Ilvane nods to Mehlah.

Alyxandrah says, "No one will serve you, coward."

Aranrhod looks over at Mehlah and shakes her head.

Atoyoz says, "No Mehlah."

A halfling deputy saunters in and stares at you curiously.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Aranrhod says, "Will never serve the dark"

(Riktal twitches, a familiar gleam arising in his eyes.)

Mehlah shows a halfling deputy his large sign.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

You blink at Mehlah.

Ilvane glances at Mehlah.

Arimantis glances at a halfling deputy.

Riktal says, "Mehlah do not ..let him control.. you.. "

Sheka asks, "Is that what your sign says?"

Sheka cocks her head at Mehlah.

Riktal clenches his jaw.

Morgaine rubs Riktal gently.

You say, "Mehlah, ye are yer own."

Sheka says, "Is tilted away from me."

You nod to Mehlah.

Morgaine says, "Shh, calm yourself."

You rub Mehlah.

Atoyoz nods to you.

(Riktal jerks his shoulder away from Morgaine.)

Arimantis leans on Ilvane.

Ilvane scowls.

A halfling deputy glances at you and stomps away.

Riktal growls ferociously!

Ilvane mutters something about Luukos.

Sheka asks, "You see your destiny now?"

Aranrhod turns to face Mehlah.

Sheka smiles at you.

You say, "I am sorry he hurts ye so..."

Aranrhod kneels down.

You rub Mehlah.

Riktal says, "Do not serve the Bloody One Mehlah"

Sheka smiles at Atoyoz.

Aranrhod says, "Fight him"

Mehlah eyes glaze over and he chants, "The fires will roll and the fires will burn. Ashes and dust only shall remain!"

Sheka says, "He cannot."

Mehlah exclaims, "No!"

Riktal says, "Ignore.. the pain. He cannot.. claim your soul if you.. don't.. let him"

Sheka smiles at Aranrhod.

Arimantis glances at Ilvane.

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Sothog says, "Hmm."

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

(Riktal shuts his eyes tightly and gives his head a vigorous shake.)

Atoyoz says, "Fight it Mehlah."

You say, "The fire of will is stronger."

Sothog asks, "A volcano?"

Aranrhod says, "Fight him Mehlah"

Atoyoz says, "Keep fighting."

Mehlah exclaims, "I try!"

Aranrhod stands up.

Sheka says, "He has him strong. As He shall all of you."

Atoyoz nods to Mehlah.

Riktal says, "Don't give in.."

You belt out, "Ye hear that, Amasalen! The fire of will is stronger!"

Mehlah exclaims, "The pain!"

You tilt your head up.

You rub Mehlah.

Atoyoz just tried to pull Mehlah towards her!

Sheka says, "Obey your Master."

Alyxandrah says, "Mehlah, you are stronger than him. Dunna give in to that coward."

Sheka stares at Mehlah.

Alyxandrah just nudged Sheka.

You say, "Sky, help me try and ease the pain he has."

Atoyoz says, "We are here to help you Mehlah."

Ilvane smiles.

Sothog says, "Pain reminds you that you still live, and have not yet lost."

Mehlah grasps his side, his mouth open in a silent scream of horror.

Skyfawn rubs Mehlah gently.

You touch Mehlah.

Mehlah moans.

Atoyoz furrows her brow.

Mehlah falls over.

Arimantis says, "The fire of will.. an the strength of love.."

Skyfawn just touched Mehlah.

You kneel down.

Arimantis rubs Mehlah gently.

Mehlah says, "The pain takes me."

You say, "Sky, take his other wrist."

Mehlah rolls around on the ground.

Taze asks, "he eat sometin funny?"

Sothog says, "Only if you allow it."

Taze glances at Mehlah.

Aranrhod exclaims, "Leave him alone!"

(Iscikella holds Mehlah's wrist.)

Alyxandrah nods to Taze.

Riktal just touched Mehlah.

Alyxandrah says, "Too many tarts."

Atoyoz says, "Stay strong Mehlah."

Taze says, "figures"

Sothog says, "Use your pain to fight Him."

(Skyfawn holds Mehlahs wrist)

Taze mutters hobbits.

You close your eyes for a moment.

Skyfawn rubs Mehlah gently.

Sothog says, "Focus."

Sheka says, "Obey your Master."

Sheka says, "Obey your Master."

Riktal says, "Don't give in.. "

Sheka stares at Mehlah.

Ilvane glances at Sheka.

You tilt your head back.

Sothog glares at Sheka.

Mehlah breathes deeply.

Skyfawn says, "fight it"

Ravonprayer waggles his fingers mystically at Sheka. How nice.

Ilvane says, "Shut your mouth, wench."

Blaylock peers quizzically at Skyfawn.

Taze shrugs.

Ilvane glares at Sheka.

Blaylock peers quizzically at Sheka.

Ravonprayer mutters silence.

Sheka exclaims, "Amasalen! Come forth!"

Junsen peers quizzically at Alyxandrah.

You say, "Let us...," panting slowly, "take some of the pain, Mehlah."

Alyxandrah smiles at Junsen.

Skyfawn says, "fight it inside"

Sheka exclaims, "Amasalen! Come forth!"

Ilvane glances at you.

Mehlah exclaims, "Don't touch me!"

You say, "then ye'll be stronger."

Riktal says, "Ignore her! She speaks lies... She.. wants you to serve, and she wants the death of the town."

Arimantis says, "If all else fails.. think about how badly you wanna fight the pain, so you can get up an slap Sheka"

Mehlah exclaims, "You will be contaminated by the evil within!"

Morgaine just tried to pull Riktal towards her!

You say, "Ye cannot contaminate me, Mehlah."

You look at Mehlah and shake your head.

(Skyfawn holds Mehlahs wrist)

You say, "Let me help."

Atoyoz says, "Let us help you Mehlah."

Skyfawn says, "it is ok"

Sheka says, "Obey your Master."

Sheka glowers darkly at Mehlah.

Morgaine says, "Shh, calm down Riktal, you're getting upset."

Skyfawn rubs Mehlah gently.

Mehlah says, "You say that now, but in the end, darkness shall fall."

Arimantis says, "We are here to help.. let us"

(Iscikella gently rubs Mehlah's wrist.)

Sothog says, "Bah."

Atoyoz kneels down.

Mehlah exclaims, "You have been warned!"

Skyfawn says, "we want to help"

(Riktal shuts his eyes again, his head is given another vigorous shake before crimson-tained eyes lock upon Mehlah once more in an attempt to clear them.)

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Ilvane says, "It is his choice..no matter what it be.."

Sheka cackles!

Skyfawn rubs Mehlah gently.

(Atoyoz places her hand on Mehlah's forehead.)

Mehlah thrashes around on the ground.

You rub Mehlah.

(Skyfawn holds Mehlahs wrist)

Arimantis says, "An the sun will rise again as well.. as it does every day... darkness has no hold here"

Skyfawn rubs Mehlah gently.

Alyxandrah looks over at Junsen and shakes her head.

Mehlah exclaims, "The pain burns my very blood!"

(Iscikella rubs Mehlah's wrist back and forth.)

Atoyoz furrows her brow.

Mehlah exclaims, "The fire within consumes me!"

Skyfawn just touched Mehlah.

Riktal exclaims, "A fifth will not Serve!" A labored growl bursts from his lips, angry words spat from enraged lips. "Leave him be Amasalen!"

You say, "I feel it, Mehlah, but fight."

You cry in pain, weeping with your torment.

You say, "We will help."

Morgaine touches you.

Skyfawn says, "we are here"

Sheka exclaims, "May the Darkness of Lornon enshroud and claim this town. Amasalen! You are welcomed!"

Skyfawn rubs Mehlah gently.

Atoyoz rubs Mehlah gently.

You nod to Skyfawn.

You nod to Atoyoz.

Atoyoz nods to you.

Skyfawn kneels down.

Skyfawn rubs Mehlah gently.

Skyfawn just tried to pull Mehlah towards her!

(Riktal screams in rage, moving towards Sheka as his control wavers.)

Sheka smiles chillingly at Mehlah.

Skyfawn says, "calm down"

Skyfawn rubs Mehlah gently.

(Iscikella presses her fingers lightly to Mehlah's wrist.)

You cry in pain, weeping with your torment.

(Morgaine catches Riktal by the shoulder and holds him back, smoothing his hair back over his head.)

Morgaine gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Morgaine gestures at Riktal.
CS: +340 - TD: +33 + CvA: +17 + d100: +93 - -5 == +422
Warding failed!
A calm washes over Riktal.

Mehlah tries to breathe deeply, but it seems labored.

Angelrise blinks.

Riktal suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Riktal leans on Morgaine.

You say, "Slowly, Mehlah."

Skyfawn rubs Mehlah gently.

Aranrhod says, "Give him room"

Atoyoz rubs Mehlah gently.

You say, "That's right."

Sheka exclaims, "Amasalen! Come forth!"

Skyfawn says, "breath slow"

You say, "Breathe."

Sothog glares at Sheka.

Alyxandrah stares at Sheka.

Alyxandrah touches one finger to her lips.

Skyfawn says, "slow even breaths"

Mehlah sits up.

(Iscikella rubs her fingers back and forth against Mehlah's wrist.)

(Aranrhod moves back a few steps)

Mehlah coughs.

Mehlah coughs.

(Sheka closes her eyes and silently prays.)

Sothog mutters two.

Arimantis smiles at Mehlah.

Atoyoz rubs Mehlah gently.

(Riktal wavers and stumbles back.)

Ilvane exclaims, "With all of you crowding around him, it's a wonder he can breathe!"

Ilvane scowls.

Sothog nods to Ilvane.

Riktal mutters something about Amasalen-the-coward.

(Skyfawn rubs Mehlah's wrist slowly)

Mehlah says, "The darkness has fled for now."

Alyxandrah gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

You smile at Mehlah.

Atoyoz nods to Mehlah.

Skyfawn smiles.

Sothog nods to Mehlah.

Sheka says, "Pity"

Arimantis nods to Mehlah.

Aranrhod sighs softly.

Skyfawn says, "that is good"

Sothog begins chuckling at Sheka.

Mehlah says, "Its power wanes with extended use."

You nod to Mehlah.

Atoyoz slowly empties her lungs.

Sothog nods to Mehlah.

Mehlah says, "Grows stronger."

You say, "It must rest. I have seen that."

You bite your lip.

You sigh.

Aranrhod nods to you.

Mehlah says, "I fear deeply."

Sheka glances at you.

Sheka smirks.

Sothog says, "All the more important that ye wear it out."

Skyfawn stands up.

Arimantis says, "He knew that with all our strength.. he couldn't win. There is no comparin the two"

Angelrise says, "notice it stays longer each time it comes"

Mehlah says, "We all must repent."

Mehlah stands up.

You stand back up.

Riktal says, "Mehlah.."

Atoyoz stands up.

Ilvane asks, "Repent from what?"

Aranrhod asks, "Repent?"

Riktal asks, "Can.. I speak with you?"

Sheka just kissed Alyxandrah on the cheek.

Sheka just kissed Angelrise on the cheek.

Mehlah says, "The master says we must."

Morgaine says, "No Riktal, you relax for now."

You ask, "And why is that?"

Angelrise smiles at Sheka.

Ilvane says, "We have done nothing that bears us needing to repent."

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Silon leans on Sheka.

Sheka hauls off and slaps Silon up'side his head!

Mehlah says, "I must obey, else the pain returns."

Sheka mutters darkly.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Sothog says, "Now that it has withdrawn, perhaps you can speak to us of how you became possessed."

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

You sigh softly.

Mehlah asks, "How does the sun shine?"

Skyfawn asks, "what does your sign say?"

Angelrise nods.

Atoyoz squints.

Mehlah says, "The moon rise."

You say, "Mehlah, if ye obey in the end there will be nothing but pain."

Morgaine just touched Mehlah.

Mehlah shows Skyfawn his large sign.

Sheka says, "He has no choice"

Riktal says, "Mehlah.. "

Skyfawn says, "oh my"

Arimantis says, "Perhaps there may be a clue in his words to you, as to how to go about fightin him"

Sheka smiles at you.

Sheka says, "As you don't"

Mehlah says, "I simply am."

Bralledar says, "May I see the sign please"

Angelrise says, "nae.. if you obey I think the pain will cease"

Mehlah says, "I have no control."

Mehlah shows you the large sign he is holding. The sign is painted in vibrant colors and reads, "REPENT! THE END IS NEAR!"

Mehlah shows Bralledar his large sign.

Sheka cackles!

Riktal says, "We all have control.. even me.. in this case with Morgaine's help.."

You say, "Mehlah, the end is not near."

Riktal chuckles.

Bralledar smiles.

You look at Mehlah and shake your head.

You say, "If we do not let it be."

Sheka says, "If you went back and served as you should you would not be in pain."

Bralledar asks, "They come at last eh?"

Sheka glares at Mehlah.

You glance at Sheka.

You say, "Ignore her."

You say, "She lies."

Sothog says, "A lot."

Mehlah exclaims, "You must all repent!"

Aranrhod says, "Mehlah Amasalen will bring you pain whether you serve or not"

Ilvane says, "She is all mouth."

Ilvane nods to you.

Aranrhod says, "Fight it"

Ilvane grins.

Atoyoz looks over at Mehlah and shakes her head.

Bralledar smiles.

Atoyoz asks, "What have we to repent from?"

Sheka says, "Nothing dear."

You say, "There is nothing to repent in having a will."

You shake your head.

Sheka rubs Atoyoz gently.

Morgaine asks, "Are you relaxed now?"

Atoyoz nods to you.

Morgaine peers quizzically at Riktal.

Sheka smirks.

Riktal slowly empties his lungs.

Riktal nods.

You say, "Ye think wrongly on that, Mehlah."

Aranrhod says, "I will never serve the bloody one"

Mehlah says, "Repent for your very souls, as the darkness comes."

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Mehlah just marched away moving north.

[Icemule Trace, South Road]
A silvery sheen from something up north catches your eye over the heads of the crowds. No matter the time of day or night, this stretch of road always seems busy. A young halfling girl, dressed in the livery of the Silvermule Gaming Hall, rushes past you to deliver a message.
Also here: Mehlah
Obvious paths: north, south, west.
Morgaine, Aranrhod, Riktal, Atoyoz, Arimantis and Sothog followed.

Riktal says, "The darkness comes, but will not claim."

Lady Alyxandrah's group just arrived.

Lord Blizzerdd just arrived.

Sothog nods to Blizzerdd.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

You whisper quietly to Blizzerdd, "Mehlah is possessed."

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Arimantis clasps Ilvane's hand tenderly.

Aranrhod removes a porcelain Lumnis statue from in her spidersilk sack.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Riktal whispers to the group, "Yfa will not claim the remaining five, Amasalen was angry with her, right?"

Mehlah paces back and forth.

Sheka just gave Blizzerdd a smooch.

You haul off and slap Sheka up'side the head!

Sheka says, "Hello Slaver"

Blizzerdd shakes his head at Sheka and clucks his tongue.

You glare at Sheka.

Sheka glances at you.

Silon pokes Sheka in the ribs.

Sheka smirks.

Sothog whispers to the group, "Hard to say."

Riktal cocks his head at Blizzerdd.

Atoyoz whispers, "Do not fall for her tricks m'Lady."

You nod to Atoyoz.

(Sheka wipes the blood from her swollen lip.)

Angelrise hums distractedly to herself.

Xulia just arrived.

Xulia blinks.

Xulia gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Xulia exclaims, "yeesh!"

Atoyoz whispers, "She weakens you with anger."

You ask, "Mehlah, ye say the fire comes from the north?"

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Blizzerdd swoons.

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
At this point Blizzerdd alone heard:
A voice echoes in your head, "Fool! You belong to me now!"
***END NOTE***

(Sheka watches Iscikella as she places her finger in her mouth and slowly sucks on the blood.)

Sheka winks at you.

Atoyoz glances at Blizzerdd.

Mehlah glances at Blizzerdd.

Blizzerdd moves to a kneeling position.

You blink.

Xulia glances at Sheka.

Xulia looks at Sheka and gags.

You try to pull Blizzerdd to his feet, but he is too heavy.

Ichiko just arrived.

Sheka cackles!

You ask, "Love, ye allright?"

Sindani asks, "What's yer sign say, Mehlah?"

Blizzerdd says, "No, I am not."

Blizzerdd's face turns slightly pale.

Angelrise grins.

Ichiko raises an eyebrow.

You ask, "What is wrong?"

You try to pull Blizzerdd to his feet, but he is too heavy.

You fidget.

Atoyoz asks, "Is it the pain m'Lord?"

Blizzerdd stands up.

Riktal asks, "Sir, do ye need a hand?"

Riktal peers quizzically at Blizzerdd.

Blizzerdd trips over something and lands right in front of Mehlah.

Angelrise fidgets.

Sothog coughs.

Alyxandrah stares at Blizzerdd.

You exclaim, "Love!"

Mehlah paces back and forth.

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow in Blizzerdd's direction.

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Riktal asks, "Sire, do you need support?"

Sheka smiles at Blizzerdd.

Ichiko blinks.

Riktal peers quizzically at Blizzerdd.

Aranrhod tightens her grip on her Lumnis statue.

Sindani asks, "That's what you sign reads?"

Sindani peers quizzically at Mehlah.

You ask, "What is wrong?"

Blizzerdd leans on you.

Ilvane nods to Sindani.

Riktal says, "Mehlah"

Riktal removes a tiny silver rose earring from his earlobe.

Blizzerdd says, "I need something"

Riktal offers Mehlah a tiny silver rose earring.

Riktal says, "Take this, for support."

Ilvane snickers.

You ask, "What, love?"

Riktal says, "It is a symbol of unity.."

Sothog says, "Penance is not needed. Choosing to live on one's own merits is not a sin."

Riktal says, "For this town"

You rub Blizzerdd.

Sindani nods to Ilvane.

Blizzerdd flails his arms about.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Riktal sneers at Sheka.

Mehlah just marched away moving east.

Ilvane cackles!

Angelrise stares off into space.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Blizzerdd exclaims, "Who?!"

Vanyar says, "I think he wants us to repent."

Blizzerdd snarls menacingly!

[Icemule Trace, East Road]
A pair of halfling guards lean back against the archway of the bright blue building housing the Icemule Trace branch of the First Elanith Bank. One guard seems to be dozing on his stool, while the other keeps a close and wary eye on the traffic flowing past. You also see the Angelrise disk and an old beer barrel.
Also here: Ralas, Angorn, Lady Atoyoz, a calm Riktal, Ravonprayer, Silon, Lord Junsen, Lady Angelrise, Lady Alyxandrah, Mehlah, Xulia, Bossk, Lightsfury
Obvious paths: south, east, west.
Blizzerdd, Morgaine, Aranrhod and Sothog followed.

Riktal scowls.

Atoyoz glances at you.

Blizzerdd just tried to pull Mehlah towards him!

Riktal shows Mehlah his silver rose earring.

Mehlah exclaims, "You will obey when the darkness comes!"

Mehlah glances at Blizzerdd.

You exclaim, "I will not!"

Blizzerdd exclaims, "Is this yer doing?!"

Ichiko just arrived.

Angorn peers quizzically at Mehlah.

Riktal says, "Noone will serve."

Riktal scowls at Mehlah.

Blizzerdd squints at Mehlah.

Alyxandrah says, "No one will obey when the darkness comes...nor before then."

Riktal says, "I certainly"

Aranrhod exclaims, "Never!"

Xulia grins.

Atoyoz whispers, "Is everything okay m'Lady?"

Sothog says, "When the darkness comes, it's going to get its blackened arse kicked."

Aranrhod shows Mehlah her Lumnis statue.

Angelrise coughs.

Mehlah shakes his head.

Ichiko glances at Mehlah.

Blizzerdd removes a leather whip from in his raw white silk robe.

Ilvane stifles a yawn.

You whisper quietly to Atoyoz, "No, Blizz felt ill and there was a voice."

Blizzerdd licks a leather whip.

Atoyoz nods to you.

Xulia asks, "whas goin on?"

Xulia flails her arms about.

You point at Mehlah.

Mehlah eyes glaze over as he chants, "Darkness, everywhere. Coming."

Riktal attaches a tiny silver rose earring to his earlobe.

Xulia sniffs.

You say, "He is one with the essence."

Riktal asks, "When?"

You sigh.

Riktal sneers.

Xulia blinks at Mehlah.

Angelrise flashes a wide grin.

Atoyoz just tried to pull Mehlah towards her!

Alyxandrah exclaims, "It isna coming!"

Nekales's group just arrived.

Blizzerdd turns green and falls weakly to his knees.

Riktal says, "This darkness will not come, and if it does, it will not prevail."

Xulia asks, "he are?"

Angelrise cackles!

Ilvane says, "No."

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Alyxandrah blinks at Blizzerdd.

You exclaim, "Love!"

Sothog just tried to pull Blizzerdd towards him!

Ilvane just tried to pull Blizzerdd towards her!

Arimantis glances at Blizzerdd.

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

Sothog coughs.

Aranrhod blinks.

Blizzerdd's face turns slightly pale.

You exclaim, "OH!"

Atoyoz asks, "m'Lord?"

(Riktal rushes over to Blizzerdd and sticks an arm under his shoulder.)

Kalsey just hugged Aranrhod.

Aldir scratches his head.

Atoyoz glances at Blizzerdd.

Blizzerdd begins to twitch.

You belt out, "Amasalen, stop!"

Xulia exclaims, "Love is good!"

Riktal asks, "Careful M'lord, are you alright?"

You flail your arms about.

Xulia blinks.

Mehlah says, "The darkness comes."

Xulia stares at Mehlah.

Mehlah just marched away moving east.

Xulia gazes up into the heavens.

Angorn looks rather confused.

[Icemule Trace, East Road]
Crowds of adventurers flock along this main road, traveling back and forth between the East Gate and the Icemule town center. Young children run around, tugging at travellers' coattails as they hawk cheap gems. A rather squat wooden building sits comfortably on the north side of the road.
Also here: Mehlah
Obvious paths: east, west.
Atoyoz, Riktal, Blizzerdd, Morgaine, Aranrhod and Sothog followed.

Blizzerdd glances at Mehlah and begins to sweat.

Mehlah just marched away moving east.

You exclaim, "He is gone!"

Aranrhod mutters under her breath.

Sheka cackles!



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