Of Amasalen
Leyan, day 9 of the month Ivastaen in the year 5101

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

[Thurfel's Keep]
A pulsating green and yellow mist fills this room, making it nearly impossible to see anything further than your own hand. There doesn't appear to be any reason for the fog or the slowly dancing lights within it, but it does bear a rather pleasant light citrus smell. You also see an acid-pitted mithril box, a pink spinel, the Sheka disk and a snowy white candle.
Also in the room: Lord Roelon, Aranrhod, Vonka, Lady Sheka
Obvious exits: south.

Low hissing fills the air.

Vonka shivers.

You say, "Hissing..."

You shiver.

Vonka gazes heavenward.

Aranrhod searches around for a moment.

Roelon says, "A lovely... sound.."

Roelon coughs.

Roelon asks, "Ah mean, what was that?"

A small draft catches the flame of a snowy white candle and it flickers brightly.

Roelon snorts.

Vonka glances at Sheka.

Vonka paces back and forth.

Aranrhod peers quizzically at Roelon.

Vonka shivers.

"Come to me, come to me", it beckons.

Aranrhod blinks.

Vonka gulps.

Sheka gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Roelon strides a few steps forward.

You blink.

Lord Blizzerdd just arrived.

Roelon coughs.

Jasp gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

You ask, "What is talking?"

Roelon takes a few steps back.

Vonka says, "Anyone...."

Aranrhod asks, "Who are you?"

Blizzerdd asks, "Where ya go?"

Sheka asks, "Who is that?"

Aranrhod searches around for a moment.

Blizzerdd peers quizzically at you.

Vonka glances at you.

Roelon says, "It sounds ...."

Sheka's Eorgina amulet emits a soft grey glow.

Vonka asks, "Yer heard dat?"

Suddenly Esserae appears in the room holding onto a ring she has just placed on her finger.

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

You nod to Vonka.

Vonka shivers.

You say, "I heard it."

Vonka turns around.

Sheka nods to Vonka.

Blizzerdd asks, "Heard what?"

Skyfawn nods to you in greeting.

Vonka asks, "Come where?"

Skyfawn just hugged Blizzerdd.

A snowy white candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.

Aranrhod says, "We all did"

You say, "I don't know."

Blizzerdd just hugged Skyfawn.

Esserae asks, "Heard what?"

Junsen scratches his chin.

Vonka yells, "Come where!?"

Junsen asks, "another party?"

Esserae waves a hand at the deranged sentry, shooing it off.

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

Aranrhod says, "A voice...and hissing"

Junsen nods.

Aranrhod searches around for a moment.

You whisper quietly to Skyfawn, "It is beckoning."

Jasp rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Esserae blinks.

(Vonka stares into the mist.)

Vonka kneels down.

Vonka continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Vonka says, "Guide me, Milady."

Roelon asks, "It calls for us. Perhaps we should go to it?"

Roelon grins slowly.

Vonka gazes into the flickering flame of a snowy white candle, lost in thought.

Aranrhod asks, "Us?"

Aranrhod peers quizzically at Roelon.

The snowy white candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.

Sheka says, "Try going in the mist"

Vonka says, "Iffin it tell me where ter go, I go."

Jasp says, "go to what"

You ask, "Who is talking?"

Vonka stands up.

go mist
Uh, yeah. Right.

Vonka glances at Sheka.

Blizzerdd scans his surroundings with a puzzled look on his face.

You squint at a pulsating mist.

Sheka asks, "No?"

Junsen moves to a kneeling position.

Vonka says, "Kint."

Vonka wrinkles her nose.

"Come to me now."

Aranrhod blinks.

Esserae blinks.

Sheka's Eorgina amulet emits a soft grey glow.

Sheka glowers.

Esserae glances at Sheka.

Sheka paces back and forth.

Blizzerdd squints.

Vonka gulps.

Vonka asks, "Where er yer?"

Skyfawn blinks.

Roelon strides a few steps forward.

Aranrhod asks, "Who are you?"

Sheka asks, "Who is there?"

Aranrhod exclaims, "Show yourself!"

Skyfawn asks, "what you want?"

Blizzerdd leans on his waraxe.

The snowy white candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

Skyfawn asks, "who you want?"

Roelon asks, "But where are ye?"

You ask, "Who is talking?"

Esserae says, "Speak more directly, voice. We cannot follow unless we know the path."

(Iscikella stares into the mist.)

Serpentine smoke rises from the floor, curling upward in a lazy spiral.

Sheka asks, "Does that sound like the one who talks to you?"

Vonka blinks.

Esserae says, "Well. some of us can't."

(Iscikella points at the smoke.)

Aranrhod says, "Smoke"

Roelon says, "There.."

Blizzerdd glares.

Junsen says, "dah snakes again..."

Esserae checks her footing.

Junsen grumbles.

(Sheka watches the smoke.)

You hear the voice of Armaxis ask, "Isn't it obviousss?"

(Vonka steps back.)

Vonka gasps.

The smoke touches Iscikella and Vonka, enveloping them.

Esserae says, "Oh, it's you."

You shiver.

Sheka says, "Hello Armaxis."

Esserae waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.

Vonka whimpers.

Roelon grins slowly.

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

Vonka hugs you.

Aranrhod just tried to pull you towards her!

Sheka grins coldly, her eyes reflecting no emotion.

Aranrhod just tried to pull Vonka towards her!

Blizzerdd stands in front of you.

Vonka gazes in awe at you.

You hear someone chuckling.

The snowy white candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.

Sheka just tried to pull Aranrhod towards her!

Iscikella and Vonka begin to disappear from view.

Sheka says, "Leave them be."

Junsen gasps.

Esserae blinks.

Aranrhod says, "Do not touch me Sheka"

The world grows blurry and indistinct. After a moment everything becomes clear again. Looking about, you see...

[Ice Plains, Shrine]
The room is lit by dozens of torches and a marble dais is set at the end of the chamber atop a stone altar. The dais has gold and platinum inlays along the top with veins of silver twisted down the supports of the base. Several stools are arranged in rows in front of the altar, with a path large enough to walk down the center of the room to the altar. Behind the dais is a dark alcove with a lifesize statue of Amasalen, servant of Luukos. You also see a tempered rolaren arch.
Obvious paths: none.

The cold arctic winds begin to whip around you violently!

Vonka appears in a flash of light, looking slightly disoriented.

The altar is made from large stone blocks fitted together so tightly that the cracks between each block are barely noticeable. Several small pools of blood have formed around the dais. The blood does not look fresh, but doesn't appear to have dried up at all.

You exclaim, "OH!"

Vonka gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Vonka shivers.

You shudder.

(Vonka clings to Iscikella)

A voice whispers, "You are here, and you will serve me."

You ask, "Serve?"

Vonka says, "No...."

You say, "I am not of ye, dark one."

Vonka whimpers.

"Seven others will join you, you must seek them out."

You blink.

Vonka sobs.

You ask, "Seek them out?"

Vonka wrings her hands.

Vonka exclaims, "Oh, Milady!"

You stare at a lifesize statue.

This representation of Amasalen is quite exquisite being fashioned of the purest silver. Amasalen, in his elven form, has a lean muscular build with piercing eyes. His pupils are mere slits and the image that comes to mind is that of a reptile. His face is cold and his expression is grim as he holds out his hands to watch over the altar. Blood continually drips from his fingers but never seems to touch the floor of the altar before it disappears.

You ask, "And why would we do this?"

Vonka shudders.

You rub Vonka.

Vonka says, "Dun' ask..."

You say, "Calmly, Vonka. Calmly."

Vonka says, "He onny gonner hurt yer...."

An arctic fox pads into the area.

Vonka gulps.

Vonka shivers.

You ask, "Why do ye seek this?"

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

You ask, "Speak?"

(Vonka gazes into Iscikella's eyes, looking for courage.)

The voice hisses, "If you wish your lives back, you will serve me."

Vonka slowly empties her lungs.

Skyfawn asks, "you both alright?"

(Iscikella puts an arm about Vonka's shoulders.)

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

You look at Skyfawn and shake your head.

You point at a lifesize statue.

Skyfawn blinks.

Vonka says, "We dun' wanner help yer."

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

You say, "Amasalen."

Angelrise gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Vonka says, "All yer wan' is blood."

You shiver.

Skyfawn says, "I hear"

Suddenly, the winds begin to gust. They whip around you screaming, relentless in their fury. Brought by their chill touch, waves of painful cold course throughout your body!

Angelrise coughs.

Vonka screams!

Vonka falls over.

You say, "Ye would destroy us."

Vonka thrashes around on the ground.

Angelrise says, "there's folks trying ta get here"

You stare at a lifesize statue.

(Vonka curls into a ball.)

You rub Vonka.

Vonka sobs.

Skyfawn rubs Vonka gently.

The voice intones, "It is not a matter of choice. You can serve me willingly, or you will serve me then die."

Suddenly Esserae appears in the room holding onto a ring she has just placed on her finger.

Esserae blinks.

Vonka sobs.

You whisper quietly to Esserae, "Amasalen is speaking!"

Esserae asks, "Are you okay, Vonka?"

Esserae rubs Vonka gently.

You shake your head.

Vonka shivers.

Vonka says, "....col"

Blood continues to drip from the statue.

Esserae glances at a lifesize statue.

Vonka says, ".... so col'...."

Vonka shrieks!

Vonka points at a lifesize statue.

You say, "Serve ye and die? Death I know ye can grant..."

The shrieking winds become suddenly violent. The temperature drops drastically, numbing your extremities in a heartbeat. You cannot see through the flying snow and ice, and it looks as though you may be in trouble!

Vonka shivers in the freezing wind.
... 5 points of damage!
Vonka winces at the cold blast to the left arm.
Vonka has been injured by the gale!

You shiver as the frigid wind seems to find every gap in your clothing.
... 3 points of damage!
Oh.. but a hot foot would feel good about now!
You have been injured by the gale!

Esserae winces.

Esserae shivers.

You ask, "but how can ye force service?"

Vonka sobs.

You glare.

Lord Roelon's group just arrived.

Roelon grins slowly.

You glower at a lifesize statue.

Lord Blizzerdd just arrived.

Iscikella bows her head low.

Aranrhod blinks.

You exclaim, "NO!"

Esserae says, "The statue speaks..."

Esserae just tried to pull Aranrhod towards her!

You tighten your grip on your violet vultite falchion.

You exclaim, "NO!"

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

(Vonka clutches her arm.)

Vonka whimpers.

Roelon says, "Ah, so the spirit is here."

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

Vonka says, "...no..."

Junsen just arrived.

Aranrhod tries to pull Vonka to her feet, but she is too heavy.

Vonka shivers.

Roelon gazes with interest at a lifesize statue.

You exclaim, "This is not right!"

The voice hisses, "Your service is mine anytime I wish it."

Blizzerdd peers quizzically at you.

Vonka shakes her head.

Aranrhod stares at a lifesize statue.

Vonka sobs.

Roelon begins to twitch.

You say, "How can ye simply take service which is not given freely."

You ask, "Why is this so?"

The shrieking winds become suddenly violent. The temperature drops drastically, numbing your extremities in a heartbeat. You cannot see through the flying snow and ice, and it looks as though you may be in trouble!

Vonka shivers in the freezing wind.
... 10 points of damage!
Vonka falters as a chill blast of air strikes her left leg!
She is stunned!
Vonka has been injured by the gale!

You shiver as the frigid wind seems to find every gap in your clothing.
... 1 point of damage!
Your left hand turns an interesting shade of light blue.
You have been injured by the gale!

Loud laughter echoes about the chamber.

Esserae just tried to pull Vonka to her feet, but Vonka couldn't stand on her own and she falls over!

Junsen gestures at Vonka.
The air about Vonka shimmers slightly.

Angelrise says, "ack"

Skyfawn meditates over Vonka.
Skyfawn takes Vonka's right arm damage.

Blizzerdd gestures at you.
The air about you shimmers slightly.

Skyfawn meditates over Vonka.
Skyfawn takes Vonka's left arm damage.

Aranrhod says, "He cannot"

Skyfawn meditates over Vonka.
Skyfawn takes Vonka's left leg damage.

Roelon says, "Ye and the entity are one. If it choses to give service...then ye must also give."

Roelon turns to face you.

Angelrise blinks.

Vonka stands up.

Esserae reaches out and holds Vonka's hand.
Esserae begins a musical chant...
Esserae skillfully begins to weave another verse into her harmony.
As Esserae sings, a shimmering barrier of air forms around her.
The air shimmers around the rest of Esserae's group.

Esserae says, "That'll help with the cold, lass."

Esserae rubs Vonka gently.

Angelrise asks, "where's Sheka?"

Vonka just hugged Esserae.

Armaxis fades into sight next to you.

Vonka says, "T'anks, Milady."

Esserae glances at Armaxis.

Vonka shivers.

You say, "I do not understand. Humor me."

Vonka stares at Armaxis.

Esserae says, "Lovely."

You stare at a lifesize statue.

A figure leaves the room, cloaked in black and slight in form.

Armaxis's serpent suddenly uncoils from around his neck and crawls down his arm, straightening into a staff in his hand.

Vonka blinks.

Aranrhod blinks.

Junsen gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Esserae says, "Yfa..."

You blink.

Esserae mutters under her breath.

Roelon grins slowly.

You ask, "Who is that?"

Roelon asks, "Ye do not know?"

Aranrhod went through a tempered rolaren arch.

(Iscikella looks about nervously.)

Aranrhod just arrived.

Vonka moves to stand behind Esserae.

Vonka gulps.

The shrieking winds become suddenly violent. The temperature drops drastically, numbing your extremities in a heartbeat. You cannot see through the flying snow and ice, and it looks as though you may be in trouble!

Esserae says, "Looks like the one who was in the Tavern last week..."

Roelon just pushed the hood of his cloak back off his head.

You ask, "Why do ye do this?"

You say, "Explain this claim."

You say, "Surely we have a right to understand it."

Vonka nods.

You say, "Since ye take all else from us."

Vonka says, "Aye."

Vonka gulps.

Esserae says, "You must feel right at home this evening, Lord Armaxis. Snakes, Amalasen's statue speaking... smoke and mirrors..."

Other than the dripping of blood from the statue, and the howl of the wind, the chamber is silent.

Esserae gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Roelon asks, "Did..it also claim yir service?"

You flail your arms about.

Roelon peers quizzically at Vonka.

Esserae asks, "Has it left?"

Junsen blinks.

Vonka says, "Er yer......"

Vonka asks, "Er yer jus' lonely?"

Aranrhod says, "He is gone..."

Junsen says, "it left, but nothing says it can nae return"

Blizzerdd looked like he was about ready to punch the statue.

Vonka stares at a lifesize statue.

Roelon says, "Something left. Aye."

The shrieking winds become suddenly violent. The temperature drops drastically, numbing your extremities in a heartbeat. You cannot see through the flying snow and ice, and it looks as though you may be in trouble!

Aranrhod shivers in the freezing wind.
... 5 points of damage!
Aranrhod's left hand turns an interesting shade of light blue.
Aranrhod has been injured by the gale!

Aasterinian shivers in the freezing wind.
... 5 points of damage!
Aasterinian winces at the cold blast to the left arm.
Aasterinian has been injured by the gale!

Roelon shivers in the freezing wind.
... 10 points of damage!
Cold blast to the ears. Roelon should have worn a hat!
He is stunned!
Roelon has been injured by the gale!

Esserae shivers in the freezing wind.
... 5 points of damage!
Chilly blast to the head. Bet Esserae's ears are tingling!
Esserae has been injured by the gale!

Vonka shivers in the freezing wind.
... 3 points of damage!
Vonka winces at the cold blast to the left arm.
Vonka has been injured by the gale!

Armaxis says, "His Lordship's servant is merely...silent. But he is everywhere, now. The...rain bears evidence to such."

You sigh.

Roelon says, "The wind is stronger.."

Blizzerdd waves a hand at the lifesize statue, dismissing it indifferently.

Roelon wraps his hooded cloak tightly around himself, as if to keep out the cold.

Esserae glances at Armaxis.

You try to pull Vonka towards you.

(Vonka steps away from the pooling blood.)

Aranrhod shakes her head.

You say, "It will not explain itself."

Esserae just edged a little closer to the blood!

Esserae squints at a lifesize statue.

Vonka stares at a lifesize statue.

You say, "Or rather HE will not."

Blizzerdd lunges forth and ambushes an unsuspecting lifesize statue mercilessly but to little effect.

Roelon says, "Ye hae been tainted, marked."

Junsen grumbles.

Roelon glances at you.

Junsen says, "they never do"

You stare at a lifesize statue.

Blizzerdd mutters under his breath.

Roelon says, "Both of ye."

Roelon glances at Vonka.

Vonka asks, "Er yer lonely acos no one like yer?"

Vonka cocks her head and examines the lifesize statue.

Vonka asks, "Dat why yer does dis?"

Blizzerdd says, "It is gone."

Roelon chuckles.

Blizzerdd pokes his finger at a lifesize statue.

Blizzerdd prods a lifesize statue with the tip of his finger.

You nod to Blizzerdd.

You say, "Seems to be."

You sigh.

Roelon shivers.

Roelon pulls the hood of his cloak over his head.

(Vonka stands absolutely still, listening.)

You say, "But it wouldn't explain."

You say, "Demanded service."

Blizzerdd asks, "What kind?"

Blizzerdd peers quizzically at you.

You say, "Said we would serve willingly and live, or serve unwillingly and die."

Junsen says, "he nae said please"

Blizzerdd asks, "That said that?"

Blizzerdd points at a lifesize statue.

Vonka shivers.

Roelon chuckles.

Esserae nods to Blizzerdd.

You say, "But either way we would serve."

Blizzerdd waves a hand at the lifesize statue, dismissing it indifferently.

Junsen nods.

Vonka bites her lip.

Blizzerdd says, "Is a chunk of ugly rock"

Vonka weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Armaxis says, "It was a focus, surely even -you- can deduce that."

Roelon says, "And we are but chunks of flesh."

Armaxis smirks.

Roelon glances at Blizzerdd.

Suddenly, the winds begin to gust. They whip around you screaming, relentless in their fury. Brought by their chill touch, waves of painful cold course throughout your body!

Aranrhod shivers in the freezing wind.
... 5 points of damage!
Brrrr! That was a good hit to the left leg! Knocked Aranrhod silly.
Aranrhod has been injured by the gale!

Armaxis shivers in the freezing wind.
... 15 points of damage!
Armaxis dances as the blast of cold air contacts heretofore warm toes.
He is stunned!
Armaxis has been injured by the gale!

Aasterinian shivers in the freezing wind.
... 10 points of damage!
A chilly blast strikes Aasterinian in the chest, knocking him back a step.
Aasterinian has been injured by the gale!

Vonka shivers in the freezing wind.
... 15 points of damage!
Frigid blast rearranges Vonka's neckbone.
She is stunned!
Vonka has been injured by the gale!

You shiver as the frigid wind seems to find every gap in your clothing.
... 8 points of damage!
You dance as your heretofore warm toes suddenly turn cold.
You are stunned for 1 round!
You have been injured by the gale!

Junsen gasps.

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
At this point Blizzerdd alone felt/heard this...

Burning pain fills your entire body, the sensation of intense heat nearly more than you can bear. A quiet voice whispers to you, "If she dies, so shall you. Protect your wife."
***END NOTE***

Blizzerdd's jaw drops.

You sigh.

Junsen nods to Blizzerdd.

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

Junsen says, "violent winds"

Esserae nods to Ravonprayer in greeting.

Ravonprayer nods.

Blizzerdd says, "I like pain."

(Vonka stares dazedly at the blood dripping from her neck.)

Blizzerdd chuckles.

Junsen grins.

You say, "I imagine we should all leave here."

Esserae rubs Vonka gently.

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's neck damage is transferred to you.

Roelon grins at Vonka.

Blizzerdd asks, "You think that scares me fool?"

You rub Vonka.

Blizzerdd cackles insanely, wild-eyed and drooling.

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

You take a quick appraisal of Vonka and find that she has some minor cuts and bruises on her left arm.

You say, "Join me."

You say, "I will fog out."

You shiver.

Vonka says, "T'anks, Milady."

Esserae says, "Hmm..."

Vonka shivers.

You ask, "all joined?"

Vonka nods.

Vonka weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

You concentrate on the Spirit Guide spell...
You gesture.
Your surroundings blur for a moment . . .

[Temple Burrow, Penguin Hill]
A small lake has formed here, making this a popular spot for the local wildlife. A huge grouping of penguins lives on the shore of the lake, waddling comically around the edge, preening or catching the cold water fish. A smooth area on the bank makes an ideal slide for the creatures and, looking more closely, it seems you could join in the fun. You also see an arctic fox.
Also here: Vonka, Aranrhod, Lord Roelon, Junsen, Esserae, Aasterinian, Lord Blizzerdd, a stunned Jestin, Lady Skyfawn who is lying down, a stunned Lady Sheka who is lying down
Obvious paths: down.

You feel dizzy. The ground and sky seem to move together in a nauseating blur. When things seem steadier you realize you're flat on your back!

Esserae glances over at you and winces.

Roelon glances at Sheka.

Blizzerdd pulls you to your feet.

Vonka shivers.

Aasterinian kneels down.

Roelon says, "Foolish one of Eorgina."

Esserae blinks at Sheka.

Sheka struggles to stand, but fails.

Junsen pulls Sheka to her feet.

Esserae asks, "Snake bit you, Sheka?"

Vonka weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Sheka's face turns slightly pale.

Esserae just tried to pull Sheka towards her!

Jestin says, "Not as careful as you are supposed to be lass"

Aranrhod sighs.

Jestin says, "I do not take money for such"

Junsen scratches his chin.

Aranrhod shakes her head.

Sheka says, "Thank you Skyfawn"

Skyfawn asks, "Iscikella?"

Skyfawn says, "very welcome"

Sheka says, "Thank you Jestin"

Blizzerdd clasps your hand tenderly.

You ask, "Aye, Sky?"

Skyfawn asks, "Iscikella?"

Jestin smiles.

You cock your head at Skyfawn.

Jestin says, "A pleasure"

Skyfawn asks, "how can he demand your service?"

Vonka sits down.

Jestin says, "I enjoy doing Eonak's labors"

You say, "I don't know."

You say, "He forced my head to bow."

Skyfawn says, "I seen"

You say, "I don't know."

Roelon grins.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Blizzerdd snarls menacingly!

(Vonka puts her arms around her knees and hides her face.)

Vonka sobs.

Blizzerdd asks, "He did what?"

Sheka glances at you.

Sheka smirks.

Blizzerdd peers quizzically at you.

Jestin rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Skyfawn says, "he made her bow her head"

Blizzerdd just tried to pull you towards him!

Aranrhod kneels down.

Roelon closes his eyes for a moment.

Aranrhod rubs Vonka gently.

Skyfawn says, "I seen it"

Skyfawn rubs you gently.

Aranrhod shakes her head.

Vonka sobs.

Skyfawn just hugged Vonka.

Vonka sniffs.

Sheka asks, "So you are willing now?"

Sheka cocks her head at Vonka.

Vonka shakes her head.

Aranrhod says, "I did too..."

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

Vonka weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Aranrhod glowers darkly at Sheka.

Esserae says, "She's just nervous, not foolish."

Roelon asks, "If it can force ye to bow yirself. It can force ye to serve...nae?"

Esserae rubs Vonka gently.

Roelon glances at you.

Sheka asks, "You would die then?"

You rub Vonka.

Sheka stares at Vonka.

You say, "I think I will die either way."

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

Vonka nods.

You say, "But I won't serve willingly."

You exclaim, "I won't!"

Sheka smiles at you.

Blizzerdd says, "Over my death shall that happen wife. No worries."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Blizzerdd glowers.

Sheka says, "Aye you will."

Sheka nods to you.

Jestin shakes his head.

Esserae says, "Better to die for the one you worship than for the one you despise, I always say."

Esserae shrugs.

Roelon chuckles.

Vonka sobs.

Jestin says, "You bowed, what of it? 'Tis a physical thing not a spiritual"

Aranrhod says, "No...they will not serve the one of blood willingly"

Aranrhod rubs Vonka gently.

Jestin shrugs.

Aranrhod stands up.

Aranrhod hugs you.

Vonka sniffs.

Aranrhod sighs softly.

Sheka says, "All will soon serve him. Or those of Lornon"

Vonka sniffs.

Vonka rubs her eyes.

Vonka smiles at Aranrhod.

Esserae squints at Sheka.

Roelon says, "They are nae of one mind now."

Roelon glances at Aranrhod.

(Blizzerdd stands to the right of Iscikella and watches everyone carefully.)

Jestin says, "Nay Sheka you know that will never happen"

Aranrhod rubs Vonka gently.

Sheka says, "But it will."

Sheka nods to Jestin.

Esserae says, "Lornon wouldn't know what to do with me."

Esserae gazes up into the heavens.

Sheka says, "It surely will."

You say, "My head is spinning."

Skyfawn rubs you gently.

You say, "Vonka, I don't know what we do."

Vonka rubs her eyes.

You try to pull Vonka to her feet, but she is too heavy.

Sheka says, "Come to me....."

Blizzerdd pulls Vonka to her feet.

Sheka stares at Vonka.

Sheka cackles!

Jestin says, "There is too much light in the souls of people for it to go out"

Roelon says, "If only that fire mage would show himself."

Vonka gulps.

Aasterinian begins chuckling at Sheka.

Roelon just touched a veil iron bound soul sphere.

Esserae says, "Lornon dulls the mind."

Esserae wrinkles her nose.

Blizzerdd squints at Esserae.

Vonka says, "I dunno, eidder, Milady."

Sheka says, "He called to them at first...saying that."

Sheka nods to Aasterinian.

Junis just arrived.

Junis smiles.

Esserae glances at Junis.

Aranrhod says, "We should go to the temple..."

Vonka says, "I axed him iffin he were lonely, Sheka."

Aranrhod glances at Junis.

Sheka says, "They thought it was 'the lady'"

You nod to Aranrhod.

Junis says, "Greetings all."

Blizzerdd says, "Or grants clairity"

Blizzerdd nods to Esserae.

Sheka smirks.

Vonka shakes her head.

Roelon asks, "What good can the temple do?"

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

You ask, "Can ye lead us to the temple, love?"

Esserae blinks at Blizzerdd.

You lean on Blizzerdd.

You say, "Please."

Vonka says, "Nope, I knew it weren' her."

Roelon shrugs.

Sheka asks, "He answered?"

Esserae says, "Perhaps. I'm still waiting to see it."

Esserae nods to Blizzerdd.

Sheka cocks her head at Vonka.

(Iscikella gazes pleadingly at Blizzerdd.)

Blizzerdd asks, "All joined?"

Sheka cocks her head at Vonka.

Blizzerdd says, "We off."

Junis flashes a wide grin.

Lord Blizzerdd's group just went down.

[Hall of the Mind]
An aura of tranquility sits over the room. Stars twinkle on the south wall, comforting as they sparkle in the blackness, while the north wall glows a pearlescent grey the color of the moon behind mist. A black altar sits before the starry sky, and a grey altar seems to fade out of the misty wall.
Also in the room: Aranrhod, Junis, Lord Roelon, Lady Skyfawn, Junsen, Lady Sheka, Esserae, Vonka, Jestin, Lord Blizzerdd
Obvious exits: southwest, up.

Vonka kneels down.

Esserae glances at a grey altar.

Sheka asks, "He answered?"

Vonka just touched a grey altar.

Roelon leans back.

Junis asks, "Did you accept my lords offer?"

Junis flashes a wide grin.

Vonka shivers.

Skyfawn says, "I do not understand how you can be forced to do what you not offer"

You glance at Junis.

Sheka grins coldly, her eyes reflecting no emotion.

Blizzerdd clasps your hand tenderly.

You exclaim, "NO!"

Junis sighs.

Roelon grins at Skyfawn.

Aranrhod kneels down.

Junis says, "Too bad."

You lean on Blizzerdd.

Blizzerdd says, "I know a safe place love."

Jestin says, "You cannot not really"

Roelon says, "There is another in her body."

Junis asks, "Vonka?"

Aranrhod just touched a grey altar.

Roelon nods to Skyfawn.

Vonka removes a shard of tigerfang crystal from in her spidersilk cloak.

Aranrhod closes her eyes for a moment.

Vonka drops a shard of tigerfang crystal.

(Iscikella rests her head against Blizz's shoulder.)

Sheka says, "He is already within them"

Roelon says, "Only one of the two needs to accept."

Sheka nods to Skyfawn.

Blizzerdd says, "This place has been tainted too many times."

Vonka bows.

Vonka sighs.

Sheka says, "They are but puppets"

Vonka glances at Junis.

Jestin says, "Unlees of course you already accepted somehow"

Vonka asks, "Aye, Milord?"

Jestin sighs.

Junis asks, "Will you accept Amasalen into your heart?"

Vonka looks over at Junis and shakes her head.

You exclaim, "NO!"

Roelon begins to twitch.

You glare at Junis.

Vonka weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Aranrhod exclaims, "Stop it Junis!"

Blizzerdd says, "Do not even start Junis."

Skyfawn says, "everyone leave them alone"

Sheka says, "You will have no choice in the end anyway."

Sheka shrugs.

Vonka shivers.

Blizzerdd tightens his grip on his vultite waraxe.

Esserae gazes heavenward.

Sheka says, "He was trying to give you that choice now."

You whisper quietly to Vonka, "Seek seven others? I don't know what we do. We need Thurfel."

Aranrhod says, "Not a choice that"

Aranrhod nods to Sheka.

Vonka says, "Choice ter serve 'im, er ter serve 'im."

Aranrhod says, "Not a choice"

Jestin smiles at Skyfawn.

Sheka says, "It's a choice."

Sheka nods to you.

Jestin says, "Whish means she still has a choice"

Vonka whispers, "It soun' like dat blood god wan' us ter look fer udder folks ter possess."

Aranrhod says, "Not for them..."

Aranrhod shakes her head.

Sheka says, "And you would be a fool not to accept."

Junis says, "She has the choice to do it willingly, or be forced."

Junis shrugs.

You whisper quietly to Vonka, "Which I won't do."

Blizzerdd squints at Sheka.

You glance at Junis.

You say, "Which isn't a choice."

Sheka cocks her head at Blizzerdd.

Vonka nods to you.

Blizzerdd says, "She will not be forced."

Esserae asks, "Sheka, if Lumnis made you the same offer, what you would say?"

Junsen says, "there always be choices"

Junsen nods to Blizzerdd.

Junis says, "Oh believe me, you'd much rather do it willingly."

Esserae peers quizzically at Sheka.

Sheka says, "But she shall."

Roelon whispers, "There..must be ..a way to rid yirself..of the stain, this entity. If not, he will nae stop till ye serve."

Vonka whispers, "Me neidder, Milady."

Blizzerdd says, "Then there will be many dead in that battle I promise you."

Blizzerdd nods to Sheka.

Roelon whispers, "It can feel this and enjoys it."

Junis flashes a wide grin.

Sheka says, "I know there will."

Sheka smiles at Blizzerdd.

Vonka continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

You whisper quietly to Roelon, "I don't know the way. I can't figure it out."

Sheka says, "I am awaiting that."

Vonka just touched a grey altar.

You say, "I am very... confused."

You sigh.

Sheka asks, "Why?"

Aranrhod just touched a grey altar.

Sheka asks, "it is a simple choice?"

Aranrhod closes her eyes for a moment.

Blizzerdd tenderly holds your hand as you both turn to the left and take a few steps.

Sheka shrugs.

Vonka says, "It ain' no choice atall."

Roelon whispers, "...Exorcisom. The knowledge of such is rare. Perhaps yir lady knows it."

Aranrhod says, "No...it is not"

You nod to Vonka.

(Blizzerdd leans close to Iscikella and whispers something to her.)

Vonka says, "Serve er serve."

Jestin says, "There is always a choice"

You say, "Same as I feel."

Junsen taps a rolton crest.

Vonka stares at Jestin.

Blizzerdd whispers, "I shall kill any of these fools if any harm comes to you."

Jestin asks, "What is important the body or the soul?"

Blizzerdd glowers.

You gaze fondly at Blizzerdd.

You lean on Blizzerdd.

Sheka says, "Willingly or be an unwitting puppet.....and then die."

Vonka looks rather confused.

Sheka nods to Vonka.

Junsen scratches his chin.

Junsen glances at Sheka.

(Iscikella buries her face against Blizzerdd's chest.)

Junsen says, "sick fantasies of yours"

Blizzerdd touches you.

Junsen says, "shall never occur"

Jestin says, "Even that it is better to die with the soul intact"

Roelon shakes his head.

Roelon appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Vonka nods to Jestin.

Esserae says, "Die in body or die in soul. Easy choice for me."

Roelon clasps his hand over his mouth.

Esserae nods to Jestin.

Roelon mutters under his breath.

Vonka says, "Aye... grees wit' dat."

Sheka asks, "Are they fantasies Misguided One?"

Sheka smiles at you.

Jestin just touched an azure Eonak medallion.

Junis cackles!

Aranrhod sighs sadly.

Aranrhod leans against the north wall.

You glare at Sheka.

Jestin says, "The fantasy is that the dark thinks it can win"

Jestin smiles at Sheka.

Sheka grins coldly, her eyes reflecting no emotion.

Junsen nods to Jestin.

Blizzerdd says, "Say the word love."

Blizzerdd smiles at you.

Blizzerdd grins evilly.

Skyfawn rubs you gently.

You say, "Won't see ye arrested, love."

You kiss Blizzerdd.

Blizzerdd smirks.

You hear the voice of Angelrise say, "i don't think it's the 'dark' that thinks it can win- it's simply Luukos and his followers"

Sheka asks, "You would turn your back on Lornon for her?"

Junsen scratches his chin.

A weakened voice sounds within your mind, barely a whisper. "I am powerless to aid you, you must fight this yourself. If you can just hold on, I will find the way to defeat this prison."

You say, "I just don't know what we do now..."

Sheka snorts at Blizzerdd.

Blizzerdd waves a hand at Sheka, dismissing her indifferently.

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Vonka exclaims, "Dun' spill blood in her place!"

Vonka flails her arms about.

Junis says, "We dont think, we know."

Blizzerdd says, "I do not think Lumnis would ask that of me"

Vonka exclaims, "I hadter scrub dat altar las' week!"

Blizzerdd chuckles.

Roelon says, "And all of this suffering.."

Roelon says, "The fire mage still hides in that mist and fog."

Sheka asks, "After the service?"

Roelon shakes his head.

You whisper quietly to Blizzerdd, "Thurfel! I just heard him."

Sheka cocks her head at Vonka.

Blizzerdd peers quizzically at you.

You whisper quietly to Aranrhod, "Thurfel! I heard him."

Junis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Blizzerdd whispers, "What he say?"

Aranrhod whispers, "Here?"

Vonka glances at Sheka.

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

Armaxis whispers, "Do you feel it?" The voice whispers quietly from behind you, it's hissing words reaching your ears from a shadowed alcove in the hall, "The pull, the will to serve. It has always been with you, ever since you touched the stone..."

Aranrhod shifts her weight.

Junis removes an amber inset ora cup from in his silk hooded cloak.

Esserae curtsies to Kadesha.

Junis tilts his inset ora cup side to side, making the light play off it.

Sheka glowers darkly at Kadesha.

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

Roelon grins slowly.

Roelon bows to Kadesha.

Sheka mutters flames.

Junis asks, "Hmm, whos blood was this?"

Jestin nods to Kadesha in greeting.

Vonka exclaims, "No blood spillin!"

Vonka flails her arms about.

You whisper quietly to Blizzerdd, "Said he was powerless to aid right at this moment, so I must fight this myself. But that, if I could just hold on a little longer, he would find a way to defeat his own prison."

Jestin just touched an azure Eonak medallion.

Kadesha rubs you gently.

Junis asks, "Who was dat Ryever blasted?"

Roelon says, "Ye are too late to save her..."

Junis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Aranrhod just hugged Kadesha.

Kadesha rubs Vonka gently.

Roelon coughs.

Blizzerdd whispers, "typical"

Vonka shivers.

Blizzerdd mutters under his breath.

Aranrhod sits up.

Vonka just hugged Kadesha.

Vonka sobs.

You whisper quietly to Aranrhod, "Told me to hold on, that he can't help, but if I can hold on, he will find a way out of his prison."

Kadesha just hugged Aranrhod.

Blizzerdd says, "I welcome a stand up fight."

Blizzerdd nods to you.

Blizzerdd tightens his grip on his vultite waraxe.

(Iscikella touches the tip of her ear...)

Aranrhod whispers, "You and Vonka both will hold on..."

Aranrhod nods to you.

(Iscikella nods gently.)

Jestin says, "There is no one here worth fighting"

You mutter something about I-will-try....

Vonka asks, "Did yer hear, Milady?"

Vonka cocks her head at Kadesha.

You hear the voice of Angelrise say, "you all seem t have strayed from each of your individual purposes.."

You hear someone cough.

Aranrhod buries her face in her hands.

Blizzerdd stands in front of you.

Aranrhod tilts her head up.

Jestin says, "Not all lass"

Vonka bites her lip.

Kadesha rubs you gently.

You hear the voice of Angelrise say, "many"

Junis sighs.

Kadesha says, "Iscikella"

You whisper quietly to Vonka, "Hear what? I'm sorry... I heard something else..."

Junis says, "Wish I could have been there..."

Kadesha says, "Vonka"

You cock your head at Kadesha.

Armaxis whispers, "Imagine what you could have...what you could be..." The voice whispers, calm and soothing amidst the clamor of the hall. Like waves the words reach your ears, "All your dreams made reality, all you must do...is serve..."

Aranrhod glances at Junis.

Sheka says, "Praise be the power and glory of Lornon."

Vonka whispers, "I were askin', Kadesha iffin she heard whut happen."

Sheka beams!

Vonka cocks her head at Kadesha.

You hear the sound of someone mumbling underneath their breath.

Kadesha asks, "what can be done for ye right now?"

Junis says, "Blessed be the lord of blood and his followers."

You exclaim, "Snake, stop!"

Vonka gulps.

You cover your ears.

Kadesha glowers.

Vonka wrings her hands.

Aranrhod mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

You hear the voice of Angelrise say, "this is not a battle between Lornon and Liabo Sheka"

Skyfawn sighs.

You hear the sound of someone mumbling underneath their breath.

Skyfawn says, "just once leave them alone"

Vonka whimpers.

Kadesha says, "ok"

Vonka says, "I dunno, Milady."

You whisper quietly to Vonka, "Ah... there was a voice... in my mind... I was distracted."

Sheka says, "No....no battle at all Wench."

Kadesha asks, "tell me one reason why we allow them to remain here taunting?"

Sheka smiles cruelly.

Vonka whispers, "Dun' worry, Milady. Dat happens lots, I know."

You hear someone snicker.

Roelon says, "Then send the serpants away."

Roelon grins at Kadesha.

Kadesha says, "lets see, first"

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.

You say, "I don't have any idea what to do..."

You notice Sheka slip into a hiding place.

(Vonka rubs her hand on Kadesha's arm, trying to stop her.)

Aranrhod points at Sheka, ruining her hiding place.

Kadesha says, "first expose"

Vonka says, "Please, Milady."

Lady Sheka just went southwest.

Kadesha says, "then remove"

(Iscikella buries her face against Blizzerdd's chest again.)

Vonka says, "Dun' shed no blood in here."

You hear someone cough.

Blizzerdd rubs you gently.

Junis grins.

You hear the voice of Angelrise ask, "you've all tried before- why stop now?"

Vonka says, "Blood onny feeds him whut holds Lady Iscikella an' me as is puppets."

Armaxis whispers, "No more pain, dear Iscikella...no more suffering..." The voice circles around behind you, each word reaching different sides of your head, as if it was completely around you, "Just sweet release for you and your loved ones, and life everlasting, full of no worries or hassles..."

Aranrhod says, "Vonka is right"

Aranrhod sighs.

Junis says, "Come on Kadesha, blast me."

Roelon grins slowly.

Vonka stands up.

You hear the voice of Angelrise say, "most of you are no better then Sheka or Junis"

Vonka moves to stand in front of Junis.

Junis says, "I know you want to, release your anger."

You say, "No blood."

You nod to Vonka.

Roelon says, "Who said she needs to blast ye.."

Roelon grins at Junis.

Vonka says, "Dun' shed no blood."

Aranrhod says, "No blood..."

You say, "There will be pain, snake! I wouldn't be me anymore."

Blizzerdd gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Blizzerdd gestures.
Grhim is discovered by Blizzerdd!

Grhim shifts his weight.

You say, "That is the greatest pain of all."

Aranrhod says, "Would be like giving him an offering"

Roelon gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Roelon gestures.
Sheka is discovered by Roelon!

(Iscikella glowers into the shadows.)

Lady Sheka just went southwest.

Grhim laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Aranrhod says, "As much as..."

Roelon grins slowly.

Aranrhod shifts her weight.

Lady Kadesha just went southwest.

Grhim says, "Seeing me changes very little."

(Junis slowly draws his finger accross his dagger's edge.)

Vonka gives a sigh of relief.

Grhim smiles slightly.

You whisper quietly to Vonka, "I really don't know what to do. We have to hold on somehow.

Grhim holds up his hand and tilts it side to side in a so-so gesture.

Sheka fades into view.

Grhim gestures.
Grhim suddenly disappears.

Aranrhod rubs her eyes.

Roelon glances at you.

Roelon shakes his head.

Vonka nods to you.

You kneel down.

Roelon glances at Vonka.

Vonka bites her lip.

Roelon says, "If something is nae done soon.."

You cry sadly, tears of sorrow flowing down your cheeks.

Vonka kneels down.

Sheka asks, "You help them Grhim?"

Vonka rubs you gently.

Grhim fades into view.
Grhim laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Roelon says, "Ye both might be the ones spilling blood.."

You shake your head.

You exclaim, "NO!"

Sheka says, "Kadesha is on her usual bloody rampage"

Roelon says, "Be it unwillingly, ye will.."

Vonka weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Roelon grins at you.

Grhim says, "No, my help isn't likely to be for them."

Sheka says, "on the name of Liabo of course"

Sheka snorts.

Blizzerdd walks to stand behind a black altar.

Armaxis fades into view.

Blizzerdd walks to stand behind a grey altar.

Blizzerdd glares at Armaxis.

Junis flashes a wide grin.

Aranrhod glances at Armaxis.

Vonka says, "I reckernise yer voice, snaky man."

Aranrhod searches around for a moment.

Junis says, "Hello Armaxis."

Vonka glances at Armaxis.

Roelon squints at Armaxis.

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

Armaxis raises an eyebrow.

Jestin yawns.

Junis flashes a wide grin.

Blizzerdd moves to stand in front of Armaxis.

Junis kneels down.

Vonka asks, "Dun' feel no pain when yer dead, der yer?"

Blizzerdd gives Armaxis a little prod between the shoulder blades.

You glance at Armaxis.

Junis asks, "Dont spill any blood?"

Blizzerdd says, "Do not bother her snake."

Surely there are more interesting things to kiss than the altar!

You gaze heavenward.

Junis begins carving relentlessly into his own flesh to remove his red dragon tattoo!

Junis cries out in pain and slumps to the ground!

Armaxis says, "I merely offer her what she wants."

You hear the voice of Kadesha say, "ok snakes, no more shadows for ye"

Armaxis smiles.

Armaxis just went southwest.

Vonka says, "I know whut yer gif's be like."

Aranrhod gasps.

Roelon chuckles.

Grhim shifts his weight.

Blizzerdd says, "I think I will offer him what he is asking for."

Grhim turns around.

Lord Grhim just went southwest.

You recite:
"Lumnis! I don't know which way to turn
Yer guidance is needed!"

Sheka's Eorgina amulet emits a soft grey glow.

Aranrhod begins a careful examination of Junis -- she takes his pulse, checks his temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

(Iscikella gazes up to the heavens with unshed tears in her eyes.)

(Sheka whispers silent prayers as she stares in cold contempt at Iscikella.)

Something hugs you.

Kadesha suddenly fades into view.

Kadesha gestures at Sheka.
CS: +720 - TD: +67 + CvA: +15 + d100: +32 - -5 == +705
Warding failed!
Her eyes cloud over, becoming a milky blue.

Lord Sepher just arrived.

Roelon grins slowly.

Aranrhod moves to a kneeling position.

Roelon nods to Kadesha.

Sepher gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Sepher gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Sepher gestures at Sheka.
Sheka regains her clarity and focus.
The glazed look leaves Sheka.

Junsen smiles.

(Junis watches in fascination as the blood flows out of his neck.)

Roelon says, "Let yir voice be heard."

Roelon nods to you.

Sheka says, "Aye...Liabo strikes again."

You begin to do your best to mend his wound.
After some effort you manage to stop the bleeding.

Vonka shrieks!

Sheka snorts.

You sigh.

Vonka wails!

Blizzerdd moves to stand behind you.

Junis asks, "Ya dont like my blood?"

Vonka exclaims, "Blood!"

Vonka looks over at Junis and shakes her head.

Sepher glances at Kadesha.

You say, "Love, She has to hear. I have to hold on."

Sepher nods to Sheka.

Junis says, "Its all over the floor now."

Aranrhod says, "Oh Junis..."

You hear someone cackle.

Aranrhod shakes her head.

Jestin says, "it can be mopped up later"

Vonka wrings her hands.

Jestin yawns.

You hear the voice of Sepher say, "Your getting slow in your old age dwarf."

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures.
Grhim is discovered by Kadesha!

You hear someone chuckling.

Lady Kadesha just went southwest.

Grhim shifts his weight.

(Roelon slowly gazes down at the blood-covered floor.)

Roelon begins to twitch.

Grhim laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

Grhim holds up his hand and tilts it side to side in a so-so gesture.

You say, "Vonka, we will hold on."

You nod to Vonka.

Aranrhod just edged a little closer to the altar!

Sepher glances at a black altar.

You exclaim, "We will!"

Junis says, "You should give in Vonka."

Sepher glances at a grey altar.

Roelon begins to twitch.

Vonka stares at Junis.

Vonka weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Junis says, "Submit to Amasalen."

Roelon says, "Yir lady better act shiftly..."

Roelon glances at you.

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

Vonka looks over at Junis and shakes her head.

Roelon says, "Or Amasalen will."

Jestin says, "Aye Vonka listen to the man that follishly carves into his own flesh"

Sheka smiles softly at Junis as she glances down at the pool of blood.

Jestin chuckles.

Junsen traces the lines of his rolton tattoo.

Grhim removes a hand-carved antique ivory hourglass from in his grim reaper's cloak.

Blizzerdd tightens his grip on his leather whip and glances over at Junis.

Junis smiles at Blizzerdd.

You hear someone laugh.

Junis asks, "Want to spill the rest of my blood?"

Blizzerdd asks, "Maybe ye would like to know what it feels like to submit?"

You hear someone humming softly to herself in the shadows.

Grhim smiles down, noticing the falling sands in his hourglass before saying, "Your time is running out."

Grhim nods to you.

Junis moves to a kneeling position.

Jestin says, "For no purpose except a feeble attempt to impress"

Junis says, "OH but I do."

Jestin shrugs.

(Roelon forces a smile, trying to ignore the blood.)

You look at Blizzerdd and shake your head.

Junis unwraps his bandages.
The bandages on Junis' neck come loose and he begins to bleed again.

Roelon says, "It is thirsty.."

Roelon shifts his weight.

Aranrhod says, "No...will fight"

Blizzerdd moves to stand behind Junis.

Junis smiles up at Blizzerdd.

(Vonka glances from one to another of the people in the room, her face registering increasing alarm.)

Sheka smiles at Vonka.

Vonka glances at Sheka.

Vonka sobs.

Sheka says, "Accept and it will be so easy."

Vonka clasps her hand over her mouth.

Blizzerdd strides over to stand behind Iscikella.

Kadesha whispers, "I am here"

(Iscikella reaches over her shoulder to take hold of Blizzerdd's hand.)

Sheka smiles at Vonka.

(Junis smile grows wider as the blood flows down his neck and over his armor.)

Kadesha suddenly fades into view.
Kadesha gestures at Sepher.
CS: +610 - TD: +302 + CvA: +2 + d100: +79 - -5 == +394
Warding failed!
Sepher suddenly stops all movement.

Aranrhod stands up.

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures at Sheka.
CS: +720 - TD: +67 + CvA: +15 + d100: +97 - -5 == +770
Warding failed!
Her eyes cloud over, becoming a milky blue.

You say, "Someone tend his neck again."

Vonka stands up.

Grhim laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Vonka flails her arms about.

You sigh.

You hear someone snicker.

Vonka just went southwest.

Blizzerdd strides over to stand before Junis.

Aranrhod blinks.

Grhim nods.

Aranrhod just went southwest.

Junis cackles!

Aranrhod just arrived.

Roelon says, "If ah look at his neck, ah cannae control what happens"

Roelon grins at you.

Aranrhod asks, "Where is Vonka?"

Aranrhod says, "She should not be alone"

You say, "I don't know."

Junis stands up.

Kadesha says, "tis enough yer tauntin, this is the altars of Lumnis and Ronan, ye snakes dont belong"

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

[Honeybeer Inn, Upper Hallway]
Several doorways open off the hallway, however, only two are currently used as guest rooms. The chandelier hangs low enough that you must duck your head or risk being splattered with hot tallow should you bump into it. A slightly worn tapestry carpet has been tacked down the center of the hallway. You also see a white oak door, a broad wooden staircase and a dark maoral door.
Also in the room: Vonka

You say, "the Honeybeer."

You say, "Upstairs."

You stand back up.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Blizzerdd grabs Sheka and drags her southwest with him.

Grhim laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

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

You sigh.

Aranrhod whispers, "Should we go find her...she should not be alone"

Roelon begins to twitch.

Iscikella says, "Pain and torment shall haunt you all."



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