...And the Ninth Is Taken...
Niiman, day 22 of the month Eoanatos in the year 5101

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
The words/actions of the essence in this log are often confusing, as spoken/done by two different characters. It is safe to say the words/actions listed here as being by "Iscikella" rather than "you" are those of her essence, but they were not the *only* things said/done by her essence. And those of Tianni's essence must be surmised in this particular log.

Though I am hoping to add the pieces of Tianni's log soon, for the present I am using italics to note what I *believe* to be all of essence manifestations, including the words/movements of the skeletal cat and the possessed penguin, the movement in the skies, as well as the words/actions of both possessed characters. It is not something I usually do in these logs, but in this particular log, much is confusing, so will clarify as best I can. I will correct these italic references, if necessary, once I have Tianni's log.
***END NOTE***

[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. You also see the Myraal disk, the Xayd disk, the Stasia disk, the Tompkin disk, a skeletal cat that is sitting, the Alamand disk, a broadsword, the Radgast disk, a ragged purple cloak, a sturdy haon chest, some aloeas stem, a small sack and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Xayd, Myraal, Stasia, Tompkin, Akravator who is lying down, Lady Raeuko, Aranrhod, Lord Viencent, the body of Darlyyn who is lying down, Alamand, Vrekk who is lying down, Journeyman Radgast, Linora, Tianni who is sitting, Xalp who is lying down, Cyraxm.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

The spirit of Darlyyn sighs softly, raising the hairs on the back of your neck.

The skeletal cat yawns.

Stasia says, "good kitty..."

Tianni says, "I wish to know where you were when I called."

Tianni says, "Tell me."

Linora blinks at Tianni.

(Iscikella blinks at the cat.)

Rennie just arrived, dragging the body of Thalloth behind her.

You rub Darlyyn.

The skeletal cat purrs, "Deep underground mistress, very deep."

Rennie says, "deader here"

Raeuko screams!

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow.

Raeuko exclaims, "dead people everywhere!"

Anyarthra asks, "pardon me...bu might a healer look into me convulsions?"

Raeuko screams!

You hear the ghostly voice of Thalloth say, "losin deeds like no tamorrow"

You nod to Anyarthra.

The spirit of Thalloth sighs softly, raising the hairs on the back of your neck.

Rennie asks, "whats goin on?"

You meditate over Anyarthra.
Anyarthra's nervous system damage is transferred to you.

You hear the ghostly voice of Thalloth exclaim, "at this rate....might not be!"

Aranrhod asks, "Underground?"

You point at a skeletal cat.

Anyarthra smiles at you.

You say, "Rather strange animal."

Aranrhod asks, "Where from cat?"

(Linora looks nervous, watching Tianni closely.)

Aranrhod says, "I have been assigned to watch over Tianni when her beloved is not about"

Aranrhod moves to stand in front of Tianni.

Tianni smiles at the cat and purrs, "I asked you where you were."

You blink.

You say, "Uh-oh."

Radgast says, "her cat is about"

The skeletal cat purrs, "Underground, very deep underground mistress"

You glance at Tianni.

The skeletal cat begins purring.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Tianni says, "Very well done."

Linora whispers, "Isn't that cat Angelrise's, I thought?"

Tianni smiles and nods to her cat.

Tianni asks, "You did not hear my summons?"

You whisper quietly to Linora, "No. Is one of the Nine's."

Linora whispers, "Tianni's anklet started chiming by itself, then the cat showed up.. then Tianni started going all formal like this."

Linora glances over at you and winces.

Anyarthra rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Linora whispers, "Oh no."

Aranrhod turns to face Tianni.

Aranrhod peers quizzically at Tianni.

You ask, "Tianni, are ye alright?"

You blink at Tianni.

Tianni says, "Oh I am just wonderful."

Aranrhod turns to face Tianni.

Aranrhod peers quizzically at Tianni.

Tianni shivers.

The skeletal cat purrs, "I did hear it, and came as quickly as possible, the wall of corpses is difficult to navigate."

Aranrhod rubs Tianni gently.

Linora says, "Wall of corpses? Ick."

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You ask, "Wall of corpses?"

Radgast says, "makes me hungry"

(Iscikella blinks at the cat.)

You glance at Tianni.

Tianni says, "I see you found the wall. Will you take me to it."

You ask, "Tianni, this is... uh... yer cat?"

Tianni says, "Yes. This is my cat."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

The skeletal cat purrs, "Indeed I will mistress. I thought you would never ask."

Linora says, "No, it's not.. don't say that, Tianni."

You say, "Uh oh."

Linora flails her arms about.

Mugsy says, "differnt breed"

You concentrate on the System Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your nervous system feels better.

Mugsy rubs his chin thoughtfully.

The skeletal cat turns away, looks back over its shoulder once, and then prances off.

Aranrhod asks, "Can I go also?"

Tianni stands up.

Linora says, "And me? I'd rather like to see this wall myself."

Aranrhod says, "Hmm"

Tianni's eyes begin to cloud over, flecks of crimson and black within them.

You ask, "Are ye sure ye are allright?"

Aranrhod blinks at Tianni.

You hear the ghostly voice of Thalloth say, "might i get me scratch healed up? how humilitin...dead wit jes a scratch ta show"

Linora exclaims, "Eek!"

The spirit of Thalloth mutters, complaining bitterly about his state of affairs.

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

Linora whispers, "I didn't know Tianni was one of the possessed.. or.. is this the last?"

Linora's face turns slightly pale.

You blink at Tianni.

Tianni says, "Perhaps I shall be one of the wall soon enough"

You say, "Uh, that isn't good."

Linora exclaims, "Tianni, snap out of it!"

Aranrhod says, "You will not be one of the wall"

Tianni looks dazed.

Aranrhod just tried to pull Tianni towards her!

(Iscikella touches Tianni's arm lightly.)

You say, "Ye don't seem too well."

You blink.

(Linora shakes Tianni by the shoulders slightly.)

Linora says, "Please, wake up."

Aranrhod says, "I was set to protect you"

Linora whimpers.

Tianni's face begins to turn a deep red, matching her eyes.

Aranrhod blinks at Tianni.

Aranrhod exclaims, "Tianni!"

You have a headache.

You exclaim, "Yer skin!"

You blink at Tianni.

You gasp.

Tianni grins evilly.

Linora blinks at Tianni.

Aranrhod asks, "Oh goddess...where is Nekales?"

(Iscikella steps back a pace from Tianni.)

You exclaim, "Oh my!"

You exclaim, "The ninth!"

You blink at Tianni.

Radgast asks, "ninth?"

You nod to Radgast.

You say, "Ninth possessed."

Rennie rubs her chin thoughtfully.

A lost penguin chick waddles slowly forward.

Radgast scratches his head.

You concentrate on the System Scar Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your nervous system feels better.

Kcutter asks, "Where did the cat go?"

You say, "It left."

Tianni says, "I wish to see the wall."

Linora begins to twitch.

Linora exclaims, "Leave Tianni alone!"

Linora wails!

The penguin chick ruffles its feathers and preens its chest with its beak.

Tianni peers at Iscikella and says, "You wish the staff don't you, but it will be mine, not yours."

You blink at Tianni.

Aranrhod says, "No Tianni"

Tianni sneers.

Aranrhod says, "Not you"

You say, "The staff? I don't wish the staff."

Aranrhod sighs.

You blink at Tianni.

The penguin chick waddles along flapping its short black wings.

Xayd asks, "can an empath get my nerves?"

Draques just arrived.

Aranrhod asks, "Where did that cat go?"

You meditate over Xayd.
Xayd's nervous system damage is transferred to you.

Tianni nods.

You say, "It left, Aran."

Linora says, "It wandered off, Aranrhod."

Xayd beams happily at you!

Tianni nods.

Xayd whispers, "thank ya much!"

Tianni says, "The Staff."

Aranrhod says, "I know"

Bildiom whispers, "dis apears to be a possession"

Aranrhod asks, "But where?"

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You nod to Bildiom.

You whisper quietly to Bildiom, "Very much so."

Tianni nods.

Aranrhod says, "I have made a promise to her beloved"

Linora says, "Well, the cat said it had been deep underground."

Linora asks, "Cellar?"

Bildiom shivers.

Aranrhod says, "That I will protect her"

Aranrhod sighs.

Tianni says, "The staff."

Tianni nods.

You concentrate on the System Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your nervous system feels better.

Aranrhod says, "If he cannot"

Kcutter asks, "IS the staff beyond the wall of corpses?"

You ask, "Tianni, can ye speak as yerself at all?"

You cock your head at Tianni.

Draques kneels down.

You concentrate on the System Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your nervous system feels better.

You concentrate on the System Scar Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your nervous system feels better.

Kcutter peers quizzically at Tianni.

Tianni just opened a sturdy dark leather gem pouch.

Aranrhod glances at Tianni.

Tianni glances at something inside a sturdy dark leather gem pouch.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Tianni grins evilly.

Aranrhod whispers, "No"

The penguin chick waddles along flapping its short black wings.

You blink at Tianni.

You ask, "What are ye looking at?"

You cock your head at Tianni.

Tianni removes a small onyx serpent talisman from in her leather gem pouch.

You concentrate on the System Scar Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your nervous system feels better.

Linora blinks at Tianni.

Aranrhod says, "Tianni"

Tianni raises her onyx serpent talisman skyward!

Tianni cackles deep in her throat, her voice rising in chilling laughter.

You say, "Uh-oh."

Aranrhod says, "Maybe you should put that back"

Thalloth seems slightly different. The stench of decay is growing more pervasive.

Draques rubs his chin thoughtfully.

(Iscikella glances at the talisman.)

The penguin chick ruffles its feathers and preens its chest with its beak.

You remove a pale purple glaes flask from in your spidersilk skirt.
You force Thalloth's mouth open, and pour in a small amount from your purple glaes flask.
A luminescent web briefly forms around Thalloth, then fades into the body.
You put a pale purple glaes flask in your spidersilk skirt.

The sky is filled with a blanket of low clouds, pale and unmoving. Sounds seem muffled and the air feels thick and takes on a quiet stillness.

You tilt your head up.

You hear the ghostly voice of Thalloth say, "thank ya kindly"

You point up.

The sky begins to rumble.

You say, "Storm brewing..."

Aranrhod moves to stand in front of Tianni.

Radgast gazes up into the heavens.

Startled by some sharp movement, the penguin chick gives a loud cry.

You glance at Tianni.

Aranrhod exclaims, "She is an innocent!"

Linora says, "In more ways than one, it seems."

Kcutter nods.

You say, "From that talisman looks like."

Bildiom says, "methinks dis not bode well fer our immediate future"

Aranrhod exclaims, "Leave her be!"

You glance at Tianni.

You ask, "Uh, maybe ye should put that away, Tianni?"

You cock your head at Tianni.

Tianni says, "I am no innocent."

The penguin chick waddles along flapping its short black wings.

Tianni hangs a small onyx serpent talisman around her neck.

You blink at Tianni.

Radgast struggles to get up but fails in the attempt.

Mugsy tries to pull Radgast to his feet, but he is too heavy.

A heavy snow falls, sculpting everything into round white curves.

Aranrhod says, "Tianni"

You concentrate on the Adrenal Surge spell...
You gesture at Radgast.
Radgast surges to his feet!

Tianni trembles.

Linora says, "Tianni is."

You tilt your head up.

Aranrhod turns to face Tianni.

Aranrhod just tried to pull Tianni towards her!

You say, "Tianni, uh..."

You hear a soft whisper within you, "He always was arrogant, have no fear, he can still be of use, even if he thinks he will control the staff."

Linora bites her lip.

You blink.

You say, "Oh..."

You say, "appears..."

You say, "Uh, ARan..."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

The penguin chick pecks at some small particles of food on the ground.

You cough.

Linora blinks at you.

Aranrhod glances at you.

You clear your throat.

You say, "Uh..."

Kcutter peers quizzically at you.

Aranrhod asks, "What?"

Kcutter asks, "What?"

The penguin chick begins to cackle.

You say, "They know one another... the essence in her... and one in me."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Cyraxm says, "im confused"

Aranrhod glances at a lost penguin chick.

(Linora looks at the chick, askance.)

You point at Tianni.

The penguin chick peers curiously at you.

Linora says, "Don't YOU start up, now."

You point at yourself.

Linora gently pets the chick.

Delyian glances at Linora.

Bildiom glances at you.

Delyian just touched Linora.

Delyian starts chortling.

Aranrhod says, "The chick is cackling"

Linora blinks at Delyian.

Linora says, "Hands off."

Delyian flails his arms about.

Linora stares at Delyian.

Kcutter asks, "That is not a good thing is it?"

Delyian stares at Linora.

You say, "Is telling me "he" always was arrogant."

You glance at Tianni.

Delyian asks, "why?"

You look at Kcutter and shake your head.

Linora asks, "He? That's a he inside Tianni?"

Tianni asks, "Where is my cat?"

You say, "Not at all."

A heavy snow falls, sculpting everything into round white curves.

Draques whispers, "Can you please sanct the room?"

Mugsy says, "strolled off"

Kcutter asks, "So who is Tianna now? Thurfel?"

You look at Kcutter and shake your head.

Delyian says, "umm"

You say, "One of the nine."

Delyian glances at Tianni.

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Kcutter nods to you.

In a hoarse raspy voice, the penguin chick says, "You town is ours, ours. You will regret all you did to us."

The penguin chick pecks at some small particles of food on the ground.

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

Blaylock asks, "where did tha' bag o bones go?"

Tianni cackles insanely, wild-eyed and drooling.

Linora blinks.

Aranrhod glances at a lost penguin chick.

Blaylock rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Blaylock grins.

Delyian glances at a lost penguin chick.

Bildiom blinks.

Bildiom peers quizzically at a lost penguin chick.

Draques whispers, "Thank you"

Sephniroth folds his arms over his chest.

You say, "Tianni..."

Tarkisis whispers, "interesting talisman the girl wears, don't you think?"

Linora says, "Great, now the stray animals are being possessed too."

Delyian laughs!

Draques softly kisses his Koar symbol, murmuring to himself.

Delyian gently pets the chick.
The chick squawks contentedly!

(Iscikella touches Tianni lightly on the shoulder.)

The penguin chick ruffles its feathers and preens its chest with its beak.

(Aranrhod pulls Tianni closer to her)

Vinelle begins chuckling at Linora.

Tianni turns to face you.

Tianni grins evilly.

Delyian asks, "can i join your team Mr. Penguin?"

Billowing gusts of heavy snow buffet your face.

You cough.

Kcutter asks, "Now you wish to speak? Who might you be?"

(Linora wipes some snow away from her face.)

You ask, "Uh, don't ye think maybe should put the talisman away?"

Aranrhod says, "Tianni...remember Nekales"

Aranrhod stares at Tianni.

You shudder.

You hear the voice of Tarkisis ask, "Why, Iscikella... don't you think it suits her?"

A lost penguin chick waddles north.

Tianni asks, "Why should I put such a magnificant item away and hide it from the world?"

The sky all around is white with falling snow.

You say, "Not exactly, Tarkisis."

Aranrhod says, "It does not suit her Tarkisis"

Tianni asks, "Is it not beautiful?"

You have a headache.

You glance at Tianni.

Aranrhod says, "Tianni"

Linora looks over at Tianni and shakes her head.

Linora says, "No, it isn't."

You hear the voice of Tarkisis ask, "And why do you say not?"

Aranrhod says, "Maybe you should put it back"

Tianni exclaims, "Soon the serpent shall be freed!"

Baklarin says, "Well, it's black. It does go with her outfit."

Aranrhod says, "Because I know her"

You glance at Tianni.

Aranrhod blinks at Tianni.

Kcutter says, "Well, I like snow, but lets be careful making it ourselves"

Delyian just hugged Tianni.

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "Perhaps not as well as you thought."

Delyian just hugged Linora.

You say, "Serpents don't need to be freed."

Aranrhod says, "I do..."

Aqueminai says, "anyone het my nerves for me"

A heavy snow falls, sculpting everything into round white curves.

You tilt your head up.

Aranrhod says, "I have been entrusted with protecting her"

Aranrhod glances at Tianni.

You ask, "Tianni, what is the cat's name?"

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "Seems you failed."

Delyian hugs you.

Linora looks rather confused.

Tianni says "You know, we are all free now of our bonds. Your puny seals will be of little use now. We shall rend them and be whole and free very soon.

Tianni smiles and lifts the talisman to her lips, pressing a light kiss to the cracked onyx.

Aqueminai says, "anyone get my nerves for me"

Aranrhod says, "Oh no"

Aranrhod exclaims, "Not her!"

You say, "I said... the ninth."

You say, "She is the ninth."

Aranrhod exclaims, "She is an innocent!"

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

Mahrekesh glances at Tianni.

You say, "The essence in me recognizes her."

Linora says, "Tell me this is just some sort of bad dream."

Billowing gusts of heavy snow buffet your face.

Tianni cackles!

Linora rubs her eyes.

Luthienda snickers.

Baklarin says, "I think that's why they want her. BECAUSE she is an innocent."

You look at Linora and shake your head.

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "It seems the staff is of little issue now.."

You say, "Unfortuanately, not."

Linora glances over at you and winces.

Tianni gestures.
A brilliant aura surrounds Tianni.

You blink at Tianni.

Aqueminai says, "anyone take my nerves"

Bildiom asks, "spelling up?"

Baklarin glances at Tianni.

Bildiom glances at Tianni.

Blaylock leans on Tianni.

Mugsy meditates over Aqueminai.
Mugsy takes Aqueminai's nervous system damage.

Aranrhod turns to face Tianni.

Tianni says, "What will you all do when your town is in our hands? There is still time to offer your allegiance to Amasalen. Those that do, might be spared."

Draques gestures at Tianni.
A pearlescent emanation extends outward to encompass Tianni and those nearby.

Delyian slowly empties his lungs.

Aranrhod says, "Never"

Linora blinks at Tianni.

You say, "Amasalen can't have my allegiance."

Aranrhod looks over at Tianni and shakes her head.

You look at Tianni and shake your head.

Kcutter blinks at Tianni.

Adonist says, "I don't trust the word "might""

Linora says, "Spared for what sort of life? Not one I'd want to lead."

Nietze asks, "Who is amasalen?"

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "Leaving is always an option."

Aranrhod exclaims, "Leave her be!"

Iscikella says "He already does."

Belthasas raises an eyebrow in Tianni's direction.

Aranrhod turns to face Tianni.

You say, "An immortal, Neitze."

Iscikella grins widely.

Mugsy just arrived.

Kcutter says, "There are those that would not be pleased with that alligence"

You clasp a hand over your mouth.

You flail your arms about.

Aranrhod says, "Think of your beloved"

Nietze asks, "What does he want? Icemule?"

Linora nods to Nietze.

You exclaim, "He uses force!"

Linora says, "Basically."

You hear the voice of Tarkisis ask, "Are your strings being pulled too, Iscikella?"

Aranrhod says, "Oh...Tianni"

The sky is full of billowing snowflakes.

Mugsy exclaims, "snow!"

Kcutter asks, "He is one of the nine, correct?"

Linora sighs.

You exclaim, "Quiet, essence!"

Adonist folds his arms over his chest.

Nietze asks, "Will he take it?"

Bildiom asks, "Isci are ya allright?"

Tianni says, "The best part will be when Iscikella slays Thurfel."

Aranrhod blinks.

Linora blinks at Tianni.

You look at Bildiom and shake your head.

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "I wonder then.. what would happen if the Nine were all together."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

You exclaim, "I won't do that!"

You glare at Tianni.

Baklarin says, "Maybe Thurfel will slay Iscikella instead."

The voice says, "Indeed we will, indeed we will."

Tianni smiles evilly at Iscikella.

Aranrhod says, "Tianni"

Draques whispers, "Don't fret Miss Iscikella. It's one of the Nine speaking through her"

Mugsy says, "all this slayin.."

Mugsy shakes his head, clucking his tongue.

Aranrhod says, "Take off the talisman"

Mugsy grunts sadly, a small tear forming in the corner of his eye.

A sudden gust makes the snow dance and swirl around you.

You whisper quietly to Draques, "I know. Is in me too."

Draques nods to you.

Mugsy tilts his head back.

Mugsy sticks out his tongue.

Aranrhod fidgets.

Delyian exclaims, "Snow!"

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "All we need now is a scent of perfume to raise Iscikella's hackles."

Haxley just arrived.

You tilt your head up.

Haxley glances at Draques.

You say, "I don't like this snow."

You shiver.

You say, "Something unnatural."

Mugsy asks, "not natural?"

You shiver.

Aranrhod rubs Tianni gently.

Tianni says, "I do love the snow."

Mugsy blinks.

Kcutter asks, "Iscikella you ok?"

You glance at Tianni.

Haxley says, "I've finally found yo...no. I'm not going to say it this time."

Haxley grins at Draques.

Bildiom says, "much appears unnatural this eve"

Linora frowns.

Draques grins at Haxley.

Linora is hugging herself.

Linora sighs.

Kcutter nods to Tianni.

Baklarin asks, "We live in a town carved from a glacier in the far north and you call snow unnatural?"

You look at Kcutter and shake your head.

Haxley gibbers incoherently.

Several small forms soar overhead, their forms dark and distorted.

Draques nods to Haxley.

Delyian's jaw drops.

Baklarin says, "Heat, now that would be unnatural."

Kcutter asks, "How may we help?"

Tianni exclaims, "We will soon be free. And your town will be ours again!"

Mugsy nods to Baklarin.

You say, "Tianni, why don't ye take off the talisman."

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

You ask, "Keep it safe, no?"

You fidget.

Kcutter says, "The town will never be yours"

Tianni exclaims, "Why should I? It is safe!"

Aranrhod asks, "Tianni...can you remove the talisman?"

Straygen asks, "we gonna have a rumble?"

Aranrhod fidgets.

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "Aranrhod, you could always remove her head."

Snowflakes drift to the ground.

Aranrhod says, "No"

Linora says, "There's lots of thieves around town, Tianni, it'd be a shame if you lost the talisman somehow."

Linora nods.

Aranrhod says, "I will not"

Mugsy tilts his head back.

Mugsy sticks out his tongue.

Tianni smiles at Kcutter.

Nietze says, "Uhhm, I was just wondering has anybody considered the fact that the natives, mainly us, will fight that idea Tianii"

You ask, "Tianni, wouldn't it be safer in the pouch?"

You cough.

Linora says, "It'd be much, much safer closed into a pouch where it can't be seen and tempt thieves."

Kcutter peers quizzically at Tianni.

Linora nods to you.

You fidget.

Baklarin asks, "Tianni, or whoever you are, what do you want us to do to swear loyalty to Tianni?"

Haxley says, "Trust me...if someone wants it badly enough, they can get it."

Haxley nods to Linora.

You say, "I don't feel so well myself."

Haxley chuckles.

Haxley leans back.

Tianni says, "Thieves can get into my pouch."

Adonist says, "it's even safer in a locked locker..."

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "Or, perhaps.. give it to Iscikella.. for -safe- keeping."

Haxley folds his arms over his chest.

Haxley smirks.

(Linora gives Haxley a Look.)

Baklarin says, "Not to Tianni. To Amasalen."

Kcutter says, "There is a time for things to come, nott now. Put it away"

Haxley shrugs.

Haxley says, "It's true."

Linora slaps herself on the forehead.

You sigh.

You glance at Tianni.

Mugsy rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "Ye know ye have to be careful with it..."

You fidget.

Aranrhod says, "I will do what I can"

Aranrhod sighs.

Tianni says, "We shall start by destroying Thurfel and his keep. You can all watch and thank us."

You look at Tianni and shake your head.

A sudden gust makes the snow dance and swirl around you.

Aranrhod just tried to pull Tianni towards her!

Straygen says, "you cant destroy it.. i have to hunt there still"

Haxley says, "Oh, I don't know if I'd thank you."

Haxley chuckles.

Straygen chuckles.

Kcutter says, "Tianni, that cannot be, it will destroy the town you love."

Vinelle begins chuckling at Straygen.

Haxley says, "Rather rich creatures, there."

Baklarin says, "Practically speaking, you should destroy the tomb first. That would get Thurfel running from his keep so that you could destroy that too."

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "Why destroy his keep when you can use it.."

Haxley says, "Maybe they can't."

Haxley shrugs.

You say, "Tianni..."

Haxley says, "Or won't."

Nietze says, "I'd like to hunt on the island before it is destroyed..."

You stare at Tianni.

Baklarin asks, "Why keep the keep, when they will own the town?"

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "It is possible he hides something.."

Kcutter says, "Icemule cannot survive the destruction of the keep."

Halodowan just arrived, dragging the body of Alamand behind him.

You tilt your head up.

Tianni leans against an ice statue.

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "It survived before it existed."

You hear the ghostly voice of Alamand say, "might I get some healing please"

Aranrhod moves to stand in front of Tianni.

Tianni smiles evil

Halodowan says, "healing and rez for Alamand please"

Linora furrows her brow.

You take a quick appraisal of Alamand and find that he has a fractured and bleeding right leg, deep lacerations across his abdominal area, and a fractured and bleeding left arm.
He is bleeding from the abdomen, slightly from the left arm, and from the right leg.
He is also quite dead.

Halodowan nods to Alamand.

Haxley says, "Quite possible. I have found a rather, for lack of a better term, artificial wall."

Tiny flickers of black flame dance from Tianni's fingertips.

Haxley blinks.

You say, "Uh-oh..."

Aranrhod blinks at Tianni.

The spirit of Alamand sighs softly, raising the hairs on the back of your neck.

You glance at Tianni.

Linora blinks.

Haxley says, "Pretty."

Linora blinks at Tianni.

You meditate over Alamand.
Alamand's abdomen damage is transferred to you.

Kcutter asks, "Would you wish to destroy the town you claim to love and want back?"

(Linora takes a cautious step backwards.)

You meditate over Alamand.
Alamand's left arm damage is transferred to you.

You meditate over Alamand.
Alamand's right leg damage is transferred to you.

You hear the ghostly voice of Alamand say, "thank ye kindly"

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

Aranrhod exclaims, "Tianni!"

Aranrhod says, "Think of Nekales"

You say, "Tianni..."

Haxley snickers.

You look at Tianni and shake your head.

You say, "No."

Nietze says, "I say we blow it all up...That way nobody gets it..."

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

Nietze twitches a bit and contorts his face in a lunatic grin.

Adonist says, "tis funny beings that are immortal with powers beyond, would prefer to destroy, a typical action carried out by mortals.I would think such divinity as the 9 would be driven to create"

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

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

Tianni says, "Not the town, we would reclaim the town."

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

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

Iscikella says, "We create death."

Haxley says, "So you're not planning on destroying the place."

You clasp a hand over your mouth.

Aranrhod says, "She does not seem to be able to control anything"

Linora blinks at you.

Kcutter says, "You cannot reclaim that which is no more."

Aranrhod sighs.

Haxley smirks.

Aranrhod just tried to pull Tianni towards her!

You say, "Certainly not."

You flail your arms about.

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "Again her strings are pulled."

Nietze says, "I still say blow it all up..."

Tianni smiles evilly at Iscikella.

Adonist says, "death is not created, it's often a natural progression from life"

Tianni says, "We create death."

Strogan gestures and utters a phrase of magic.

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

Haxley says, "Dance, puppets."

Haxley snickers.

Kcutter asks, "By attacking Thurfel, will you risk the town?"

Linora hisses at Haxley.

Haxley says, "Wait..."

Haxley frowns.

You glare at Haxley.

Nietze asks, "Were's that pesky self-destruct button...?"

Nietze searches around for a moment.

Haxley grins at Nietze.

Nietze twitches a bit and contorts his face in a lunatic grin.

The area becomes darker.

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

Haxley says, "Two empaths now."

Haxley frowns.

Alamand whispers, "and thanks for the healing"

You say, "Arrogant one, perhaps ye will be the one surprised."

You glance at Tianni.

Tianni kneels down.

Tianni sways side to side on her knees.

Bildiom nods to you.

Kcutter says, "Easy Iscikella"

Linora blinks.

Haxley asks, "So is that Isci talking to the Essence, or the Essence talking to the defenders?"

Tianni says, "I am no arrogant."

Tianni says, "I am strong."

Haxley chuckles.

You say, "Me talking to the essence."

Tianni says, "Please, Thurfel was our only leader, don't even think for a moment that you can lead us."

Linora says, "You're not strong, if you were you wouldn't have to take over innocent people."

Linora begins to twitch.

Aranrhod blinks.

Kcutter says, "You are a fool to threaten that which you say you love"

Tianni sneers at you.

Tianni stands up.

Nietze says, "Well I for one, am determined to go out in style..."

You glance at Tianni.

Draques whispers, "Take Koar's blessing, so that you might fight those fiends with greater strength"

Draques gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Draques gestures at you.
A pure white aura sparkles around you.

Nietze stretches one arm along his side and props up his head with the other hand.

Baklarin asks, "Is not Amasalen now your leader, Tianni?"

Grenseale just arrived, dragging the body of Joywym behind him.

Grenseale says, "got one deader"

Nietze twitches a bit and contorts his face in a lunatic grin.

Kenjiro just arrived, dragging the body of Rennie behind him.

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

Grenseale says, "nother comin"

Haxley rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "Ye lead no one."

Aranrhod says, "This is not Tianni talking"

You glance at Tianni.

Tianni says, "It is so pleasing to see so many dead so close."

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

Aranrhod says, "Remember that"

Kenjiro says, "Rennie is LK'd"

Grenseale asks, "these two been kept?"

Haxley says, "I can add a few more."

Haxley glances at you.

Linora scowls at Tianni.

Haxley glances at Tianni.

Haxley rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Linora asks, "Ok, can we raise these dead folk quickly?"

Aranrhod moves to stand in front of Tianni.

Draques says, "They shall quickly be back on thier feet"

Haxley shrugs.

Draques nods to Linora.

Aranrhod says, "No"

Kenjiro says, "Rennie is LK'd, so is Joywyn"

Baklarin says, "I know it is not Tianni, but I do not know the name of the essence which is speaking. And with so many here, I have to call her something."

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

Aranrhod nods to Baklarin.

Aranrhod says, "I know"

Nietze asks, "Well, just let me know when I'm scheduled to die. Could you do that?"

Tianni sways back and forth.

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

You say, "Tianni..."

The black flame upon Tianni's fingerips dances from one side to another.

Linora says, "Don't you have something we can call you besides Tianni? You're NOT her, I hate hearing you answer to her name.."

Linora frowns.

Kcutter asks in Elven, "Tianni, what will you risk to be the fool?"

(Iscikella glances at Tianni's fingers.)

Linora bites her lip.

Aranrhod turns to face Tianni.

"Full of himself, isn't he?"

Aranrhod asks, "Remember the sprites and Nekales?"

Kcutter growls ferociously!

Baklarin says, "We could call you Blackflame after the black fires coming from your fingertips, I suppose, but that sounds more like a nickname than a name."

You hear the voice of Tarkisis ask, "Do you feel threatened, Tianni?"

Aranrhod says, "I am trying to bring her back to herself"

Aranrhod sighs.

Tianni says, "I feel no threats."

Haxley says, "Call one of 'em Ayandar. Don't know what it means, but it's a word they spoke."

Haxley chuckles.

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "You seem a bit.. nervous, or as though you expect a conflict."

You glance at Tianni.

Linora asks, "Tianni?"

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "I do not think Iscikella is much of a threat.. she is too tame."

Tianni cocks her head at Linora.

Baklarin peers quizzically at Tianni.

Linora asks, "Isn't there something else we can call you that you'll answer to?"

Linora says, "You're..well..NOT Tianni."

You ask, "Whatever are ye talking about, Tarkisis?"

Adonist says, "Aye I sense a conflict too, but I imagine it is the True Tianni struggling against her cowardly possessor"

Haxley leans against an ice statue.

Sethminoch lies down.

Mahrekesh yawns.

You say, "No one is sleeping."

Aranrhod says, "Tianni"

Linora sighs.

You say, "And no one will."

Linora paces back and forth.

You glance at Haxley.

Haxley asks, "That the Essence, of Iscikella trying to be brace?"

Haxley mutters brave.

Haxley chuckles.

Baklarin says, "Tianni, I will vow to support Amasalen, if you will but tell me how the Nine want me to do it."

Aranrhod asks, "Could you put that talisman back in your pouch?"

Linora blinks at Baklarin.

Haxley says, "It is rather hard to tell, you know."

Aranrhod says, "Nekales asked me to watch out for you and that thing"

You say, "Than ye shall have to guess."

Tianni exclaims, "Yes Bakwash!"

Haxley shrugs.

Linora says, "Baklarin, you don't know what you're saying."

Baklarin says, "I like to survive. I cannot battle Luukos and Amasalen and Sheru. I can barely manage rats."

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "Tianni.. playing with the preparations of a spell. I wonder if there is conflict, jealousy, and a struggle for power even among the nine..."

Tianni meditates over Bakwash.
Tianni takes Bakwash's left arm damage.

Tianni moans.

Tianni meditates over Bakwash.
Tianni takes Bakwash's head damage.

Linora blinks.

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Bildiom glances at you.

Tianni meditates over Bakwash.
Tianni takes Bakwash's neck damage.

You shudder.

Tianni meditates over Bakwash.
Tianni takes Bakwash's right eye damage.

Linora says, "Hey, now that's a novel way to make the essence uncomfortable.. start healing people, maybe the pain of it will make them go away for awhile."

Linora asks, "Tianni, you ok?"

Linora cocks her head at Tianni.

Tianni meditates over Bakwash.
Nothing happens.

Haxley winces.

Kcutter asks in Elven, "Tianni are you back?"

Tianni screams!

You glance at Tianni.

Kcutter asks, "Tianni are you back?"

Tianni buries her face in her hands.

Aranrhod blinks.

Tianni exclaims, "Nooo!"

Aranrhod just hugged Tianni.

Linora just hugged Tianni.

Iscikella says, "Unless Thurfel has more to defend his keep than his pet monkeys, it will be childs play to bring it to rubble."

Baklarin mutters under his breath.

Linora frowns.

Aranrhod exclaims, "Leave her be!"

You clasp a hand over your mouth.

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Aranrhod glances at you.

Aranrhod says, "Oh no"

Haxley says, "Where do I sign up? I always wanted to tear down a castle."

Mugsy says, "ah crud"

Kcutter asks, "Tianni could you heal me please?"

Baklarin manages to offend an inordinate number of gods with an especially vitriolic spasm of oaths.

Tianni smiles at Kcutter.

Kcutter smiles.

Tianni meditates over Kcutter.
Tianni takes Kcutter's left hand damage.

Tianni meditates over Kcutter.
Tianni takes Kcutter's right arm damage.

Aranrhod says, "Lumnis help them..."

Kcutter says, "Thanks"

Tianni meditates over Kcutter.
Nothing happens.

Linora asks in guild speak, "You feeling better now, Tianni?"

Linora asks in guild speak, "Um, relatively speaking?"

You glance at Tianni.

Kcutter says, "Thanks for the healing, Tianni"

You say, "Arrogant one..."

Tianni says, "I am fee.."

Tianni glances at you.

Tianni raises an eyebrow.

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Armaxis whispers, "Does it feel liberating to speak the truth so freely?" A voice asks from almost beyond the range of hearing, quiet and unnerving in its simplistic tone, "Perhapsss the essence does not even speak through you, perhaps it is what you truly wish to say? Can you even be discerned from the essence now, sylph?"

Haxley snorts.

Aranrhod blinks.

Kcutter asks, "Tianni, are you free of the nine?"

Linora looks rather confused.

(Iscikella glances into the shadows.)

Tianni says, "None are free of the nine."

Tianni says, "None of you, none of us."

Kcutter asks, "That may be, but are you no longer controlled in action by them?"

You hear the voice of Tarkisis ask, "I wonder if that freedom comes at a price, Tianni. The Nine seem so dedicated to destroying Thurfel.. is this in Amasalen's name, or for yourselves?"

Kcutter asks, "Or one of them?"

Aranrhod says, "Tianni"

Aranrhod says, "Remove the talisman"

You hear the voice of Tarkisis ask, "Is it Amasalen's price for freedom?"

Baklarin asks, "For the third time I ask, how may I best survive by vowing loyalty to Amasalen?"

Aranrhod says, "Nekales has told me I can request that of you"

Aranrhod says, "I do that now"

Aranrhod shifts her weight.

You glance at Tianni.

Haxley says, "Key word there is request."

Haxley begins chuckling at Aranrhod.

Tianni says, "Nekales? Nekales is a mere mortal."

Aranrhod says, "Tianni...he is your beloved"

Kcutter says, "As were you once"

You hear the voice of Tarkisis say, "It seems such betrayal is more suited to one of Arachne than the Blood Lord... but the struggle is still an interesting one."

Haxley gazes up into the heavens.

You say, "Ye are using the body of a mortal."

Haxley shakes his head.

Kovik says, "help"

You glance at Tianni.

Kovik says, "dying"

Linora meditates over Kovik.
Linora takes some of Kovik's blood loss.

You start a careful diagnosis of his condition . . .
He is suffering from a disease of 48 hp/round.

Kovik says, "gots some posion"

You concentrate on the UnDisease spell...
You gesture at Kovik.
Kovik's skin looks healthier.

Adonist says, "funny I would say the ambitions of the Nine thus far completely reflect the lowest behviors of just that....mortals."

Kovik says, "yay"

Kovik hugs you.

Kovik says, "thanks"

Aranrhod sighs.

Kcutter asks, "Is there a reason not to remove the Tailsman?"

Aranrhod gazes up into the heavens.

Kcutter peers quizzically at Tianni.

Tianni says, "It is where it belongs."

Several more dark forms glide quietly overhead, their shapes indistinct and unrecognizeable.

You say, "Factions in factions in factions."

Alamand sighs.

You scratch your head.

Linora blinks.

Bildiom gulps.

Aranrhod blinks.

Linora gazes up into the heavens.

Linora asks, "What's that?"

Aranrhod gazes up into the heavens.

Kcutter asks, "It belongs to Tianni?"

Aranrhod asks, "What was that?"

Linora asks, "Clouds?"

Tianni smiles knowingly at Kcutter.

Adonist says, "it belongs shattered"

You tilt your head up.

Mugsy says, "i dunno but um.. looked rather scary"

Linora asks, "Really dark clouds?"

You say, "Not too pleasant looking whatever it is."

You tilt your head up.

Kcutter asks, "So in belonging to Tianni, she is free to remove it?"

You ask, "Arrogant one, what do ye call?"

You glance at Tianni.

Baklarin says, "Forms, not clouds."

A few drops of blood splotch the snow, evidently spattering from overhead.

Tianni slowly paces to her left, moving in a circle around you.

Linora blinks.

Haxley blinks.

Linora shrieks!

You gasp.

Aledar frowns.

Bildiom gulps.

Haxley exclaims, "Dragon's breath!"

Tianni asks, "You call me Arrogant one?"

(Linora holds her shield over her head.)

Baklarin asks, "Blood raining down?"

Kcutter stands in front of you.

You nod to Tianni.

Linora exclaims, "Ugh!"

You say, "Definitely."

Aranrhod glances at Tianni.

Kcutter says, "no"

(Iscikella glances at the blood on the snow.)

(Haxley raises his shield over his head.)

You hear the voice of Tarkisis ask, "So suited to the God of Sacrifices, don't you agree?"

Kcutter groans.

Haxley asks, "More parlor tricks, mages?"

Baklarin says, "Yes. Most suitable."

Haxley glances at Tianni.

Haxley glances at you.

Kcutter asks, "Is this your doing?"

You shrug.

You say, "Looks like blood to me."

Haxley smirks.

Baklarin smiles mockingly as he wipes most of the blood off of his face.

Marsole beams!

Marsole hugs you.

Kcutter nods to Bildiom.

Marsole bounces around happily.

Adonist kneels down.

A small wry half smile crosses Tianni's face.

You glance at Tianni.

Aranrhod shudders.

You ask, "What are ye smiling about?"

Tianni smiles and gazes up.

Haxley says, "They have Nine."

Haxley glances at you.

(Linora glances up at the sky warily before lowering her shield.)

Bildiom gazes up into the heavens.

Aledar gazes up into the heavens.

Marsole squints.

You wave a hand at Haxley, dismissing him indifferently.

Haxley says, "They can free themselves at any time now. I'd be smiling too."

Haxley snorts.

Kcutter asks, "Tianni? What is it that makes you happy now?"

(Adonist covers his hands in blood and drags his fingers down his face, pausing as he draws a few foreign elven glyphs on his forehead and each cheek.)

Marsole squints.

You tilt your head up.

Marsole squints at Adonist.

Mugsy gawks at Adonist.

Marsole blinks.

Tianni kneels down.

Adonist stands up.

Tianni weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Aranrhod rubs Tianni gently.

Marsole exclaims, "yas leave fer few days an' whole town turn crazy!"

Marsole flails his arms about.

Belthasas whispers, "could use a bit of healing, if you could"

Halodowan peers quizzically at Tianni.

You take a quick appraisal of Belthasas and find that he has a fractured and bleeding left leg, some minor cuts and bruises on his left hand, deep gashes and serious bleeding from his chest, minor cuts and bruises on his abdominal area, and some minor cuts and bruises on his left arm.
He is bleeding profusely from the chest, and from the left leg.

Linora sighs.

You meditate over Belthasas.
Belthasas's chest damage is transferred to you.

Tarkisis fades into visibility.

Marsole sighs.

You meditate over Belthasas.
Belthasas's left leg damage is transferred to you.

Kcutter asks, "Why do you weep?"

Tarkisis cocks her head at Tianni.

You meditate over Belthasas.
Belthasas's abdomen damage is transferred to you.

Aranrhod exclaims, "Leave her alone!"

Belthasas gives a sigh of relief.

You meditate over Belthasas.
Belthasas's left arm damage is transferred to you.

You meditate over Belthasas.
Belthasas's left hand damage is transferred to you.

Tianni leans on Aranrhod.

You meditate over Belthasas.
You take some of Belthasas's health points.

Belthasas hugs you.

Tianni asks, "What has happened to me?"

Halodowan asks, "from smiling to weeping, what troubles you?"

Haxley says, "You act like there's a threat."

Linora kneels down.

You say, "Ye are possessed."

Haxley begins chuckling at Aranrhod.

Halodowan rubs Tianni gently.

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

Belthasas says, "thank you Milady"

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

Baklarin says, "And now, Tianni, there are Nine of you."

Aranrhod glances at Haxley.

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

Haxley says, "Well, one you can do anything about."

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

Tarkisis says, "The essence left her, as I would not think otherwise it would show such weakness as sobbing all over the place."

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

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

Kcutter asks, "What's that mean?"

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

Aranrhod kneels down.

Aranrhod just hugged Tianni.

Aranrhod sighs.

You cock your head at Tianni.

Linora frowns.

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

Linora asks, "..so what do we do now?"

Elminstir tugs at his beard, lost in thought.

Tarkisis leans forward.

Aranrhod asks, "Tianni?"

Linora sighs.

Baklarin says, "Nine possessed. Nine of the Council led once by Thurfel. Nine working together, strong enough now to escape their tomb-prison."

Aranrhod asks, "Can you remove that talisman?"

Tarkisis says, "You have been chosen."

Tarkisis nods to Tianni.

You glance at Tarkisis.

You say, "It isn't chosen."

Kcutter asks, "Tianni, Why do you weap? For a lost Town?"

You say, "Is possessed."

Haxley nods to Baklarin.

You have a headache.

Haxley says, "Semantics."

Belthasas says, "thought Thurfel was the tenth"

Tarkisis says, "Chosen to be a host.. if you will."

Haxley waves a hand at you, dismissing you indifferently.

Bildiom nods to you.

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

Tarkisis glances at you.

Adonist asks, "I suggest we start finding out the way to reimprison them?"

Tianni says, "I am frightened for what may happen, and what has happened."

Tarkisis asks, "What did you think I meant?"

Adonist says, "lest we find ourselves imprisoned"

Tarkisis squints at you.

Baklarin says, "But Thurfel was not buried alive, nor did he become a lich. The Nine were, and did."

Halodowan says, "imprison hell, I move for the destruction of the nine"

Aranrhod rubs Tianni gently.

You say, "He was buried alive."

Aranrhod says, "Is not you"

Tarkisis says, "As you should be."

Tarkisis nods to Tianni.

You say, "But he was released."

Aranrhod nods to Tianni.

Kcutter says, "That is understood."

Linora asks, "But can we do that without hurting the hosts?"

Linora peers quizzically at Halodowan.

Belthasas asks, "a lich?"

Haxley says, "Just your body."

Haxley nods to Tianni.

Bildiom whispers, "and seems ya was having another bout of possesion tonight no?"

Halodowan says, "there has to be a way"

You nod to Bildiom.

Tianni says, "It will happen to us all, in the days to come."

Bildiom rubs you gently.

Aranrhod says, "See if you can put that thing away..."

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

Elminstir shifts his weight.

(Aranrhod glances at the talisman)

Tarkisis says, "Perhaps."

Tarkisis nods to Tianni.

Kcutter nods to Tianni.

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

Belthasas says, "I'd rather not be a lich lest I guide the great river"

Halodowan says, "if we can imprison them, there must be a way then to fight them and rid Elanthia of them for good"

You whisper quietly to Tianni, "Would ye like to maybe pray?"

Kcutter asks, "Can ye remove the tailsman Tianni?"

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

Aranrhod turns to face Tianni.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Tianni stands up.

Baklarin says, "The only way to stop the Nine, and it may not be possible now, is to kill the hosts and life keep them indefinitely, that they not be raised and made available again--yet still around so that the tie between body and possessing spirit would not break."

Tianni sways back and forth.

Tarkisis says, "Hm, yes. Give it to Iscikella.."

You glance at Tianni.

Tarkisis nods to Tianni.

A pained expression crosses Haxley's face.

Aranrhod stands up.

You glance at Tarkisis.

Haxley grins at Baklarin.

Linora blinks at Baklarin.

Tianni says, "I cannot pray."

You say, "She should put it away."

Tarkisis asks, "And still hold it?"

You blink at Tianni.

Elminstir frowns.

Tarkisis glances at you.

Haxley says, "She should give it to someone who can get the dreck away from town."

Haxley says, "But, at this point, Yfa's work is finally done."

Baklarin says, "As they are now, the essences are linked to their nine hosts."

Haxley chuckles.

Aranrhod just hugged Tianni.

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

Tarkisis leans forward.

Aranrhod sighs softly.

Tianni says, "I cannot remove the talisman."

Linora asks, "Are you sure about that, Baklarin?"

You ask, "Why can ye not pray?"

Aranrhod blinks at Tianni.

You blink at Tianni.

Tianni says, "It is a part of me."

Baklarin says, "Yes, Linora. Very sure."

Elminstir gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

You say, "I did not think she could."

You sigh.

Linora says, "What a disaster."

Linora stares off into space.

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

Elminstir says, "Bah."

Elminstir just went north.

You whisper quietly to Aranrhod, "She is the weakest."

Kcutter asks, "Not to be mean, but.. cannot because it is not possible or because you wiil not?"

Kcutter peers quizzically at Tianni.

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

You say, "She cannot."

Tianni says, "It won't come off."

Haxley says, "Someone cast an uncurse at her. Maybe that's the issue."

Haxley smirks.

You give a sigh of desperation.

Kcutter nods to you.

Kcutter says, "That is not good."

Aranrhod just hugged Tianni.

Halodowan grumbles.

Baklarin stands up.

Linora furrows her brow.

Kcutter just hugged Tianni.

Aranrhod says, "I could not protect you from that..."

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

Aranrhod sighs.

Tianni says, "I have told them yes... I have."

You ask, "Told who yes?"

You blink at Tianni.

Kcutter asks, "Yes what?"

Linora asks, "Yes about what?"

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

Aranrhod asks, "Wonder where this wall is?"

You say, "In the tomb likely."

Aranrhod nods to you.

Tarkisis nods to Haxley.

Haxley asks, "The one I was talking about?"

Halodowan asks, "where is the tomb?"

Haxley chuckles.

Kcutter asks, "Did they tell you where the wall of corpses is?"

Linora asks, "Well, the cat said it was coming from deep underground, and came over the wall of corpses there, right?"

Linora peers quizzically at Aranrhod.

You say, "The tomb is underground."

Kcutter nods to Linora.

Haxley frowns.

Aranrhod nods to Linora.

You say, "The crypt part."

Tarkisis says, "Obviously."

Tarkisis glances at you.

Linora says, "But it's not that deep."

Baklarin says, "That sounds like the abbey. I have heard of stacks of bones in the abbey."

Kcutter says, "Well actually through the wall I belive, was hard."

You say, "We don't know how deep it goes."

You say, "the old legend tells of ten levels."

You say, "Each deeper into the earth."

Haxley says, "And so is Thurfel's keep...and I've discovered a wall there that looks like it was built after the keep itself."

(Aranrhod glances into the shadows)

Aranrhod says, "She is an innocent"

Bildiom asks, "might the wall be reference to legend...the original battle?"

Haxley rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Tianni exclaims, "I have told them yes!"

Linora says, "So.. how do we get down to the lower levels? Do you think maybe there's a way into the lower part from the Ossuary in the Abbey? Wonder if they could be connected somehow."

Linora ponders.

Kcutter asks, "Told who yes and to what?"

Kcutter peers quizzically at Tianni.

Aranrhod shakes her head.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Aranrhod says, "She is still"

Kcutter surveys the area.

Elminstir just arrived.

Aranrhod says, "What is in her is not"

Aranrhod sighs.

(Aranrhod glances at the shadows uncomfortably)

Elminstir frowns.

Linora searches around for a moment.

Kcutter asks, "Is not gone?"

You say, "It... rests."

You say, "They always... rest."

Kcutter nods to you.

Kcutter asks, "Like in Blizzerdd?"

You say, "Like in all."

You scratch your head.

Aranrhod glances at Tianni.

Haxley rubs his shadowy spider mark.

Elminstir runs his fingers through his beard to make it more presentable.

Linora looks rather confused.

Kcutter says, "Not all, just those possessed."

Kcutter asks, "Or in all?"

Aranrhod says, "I did..."

Aranrhod says, "Ask"

Tarkisis glances at Haxley.

Linora says, "So quiet now."



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