Ruthless Fates -- Part II
Restday, day 28 of the month Jastatos
through
Volnes, day 29 of the month Jastatos
in the year 5101

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
This log is actually the combination of three separate logs from two players, two from Iscikella's player and one from Vonka's player. It should be noted, therefore, that in this log the "you" references refer to either of these two characters, as noted in the initital reference.
***END NOTE***

Restday, day 28 of the month Jastatos in the year 5101...

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

[Hall of the Seasons]
Four altars stand in this room, one against each wall. The one on the east wall is tinted yellow, the south crimson, the west green, and the north black. Carved upon the walls are scenes from each of the four seasons in the cycle of the year, spring in the east blending to summer in the south, summer becoming autumn in the west and autumn fading to winter in the north. A deity presides over each scene, according to the correct season. You also see a grey stone arch and a brightly painted wooden gate decorated with garlands of spring flowers.
Obvious exits: northeast, down.

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 Thurfel's surroundings fills your mind...
...[Thurfel's Cellar]
...Three huge cages dominate this room, two of which are empty. The third, made of sturdy iron, imprisons a dangerous looking beast. A smoke-spewing metal contraption rattles nearby, and although its purpose isn't clear, it's quite obviously doing something. You also see a woven palm-frond ladder.
...Also in the room: Eugenides, Lord Sothog, Lord Tierus, the Esteemed Thurfel
...Obvious exits: south, east.

Moonspin fades into view... Spooky!

You concentrate on the Transference spell...
You gesture into the air.
A silvery fog envelopes you. You feel a sudden lurching motion, and as the fog dissipates you see...

[Thurfel's Cellar]

Three huge cages dominate this room, two of which are empty. The third, made of sturdy iron, imprisons a dangerous looking beast. A smoke-spewing metal contraption rattles nearby, and although its purpose isn't clear, it's quite obviously doing something. You also see a woven palm-frond ladder.

Also in the room: Eugenides, Lord Sothog, Lord Tierus, the Esteemed Thurfel

Obvious exits: south, east.

Sothog nods to you.

Eugenides nods to you.

You say, "My lord, I am sorry."

Thurfel says, "if Yfa is alive, then matters are only worse"

Thurfel nods to you.

Tierus says, "She's def'nitely alive."

Eugenides nods.

Thurfel says, "then we have more problems"

Sothog says, "Likely she's taken some noncorporeal form... thanks to her affiliation with Amasalen and the Nine."

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "that is possible, she would be hard to slay forever"

Thurfel chuckles.

Tierus asks, "She mus' be destroyed, bu' how?"

Tierus asks, "Sever 'er bond wif Amasalen?"

Thurfel says, "I'm sure one of the Arkati could remove her, but they have little use for me or her."

Sothog says, "Perhaps sealing her up might be equally effective."

Thurfel says, "that would be a temporary measure."

Tierus says, "Shadows... we're all shadows..."

Tierus sighs.

Eugenides rubs Tierus gently.

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

Sothog says, "Possibly, but any delaying tactic right now is better than no action at all."

Thurfel asks, "who do you think she inhabits?"

Tierus says, "Elendr."

Tierus says, "'e is a magus, friend tae Alyxandrah."

Tierus says, "Or..."

Tierus says, "Mayhaps nae a magus."

Tierus frowns.

Thurfel says, "unfortunate, she is a very nice lass."

Tierus scratches his head.

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Tierus says, "'e wis taken by tha Nine..."

You say, "It seems Elendr, m'lord."

Tierus says, "Alyxandrah's cloak came tae life."

Sothog coughs.

Sothog slaps himself on the forehead.

Thurfel says, "They seem to take some satisfaction in affecting my friends"

Sothog says, "I just realized! How rude of me."

Alyxandrah's group just arrived.

Tierus just hugged Alyxandrah.

Sothog says, "I haven't introduced myself yet. I am Sothog."

Thurfel says, "milady"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Alyxandrah just hugged Tierus.

Sothog bows to Thurfel.

Eugenides nods to Alyxandrah.

Thurfel says, "Alyxandrah"

Alyxandrah asks, "Aye, my lord?"

Thurfel asks, "your friend was possesed?"

Alyxandrah says, "Aye."

Elendr blinks.

Alyxandrah says, "Tis Yfa."

Thurfel says, "well met Sothog"

Tierus says, "M'lord Thurfel... ah've been mos' safe wif this talisman. Ah suggest tha' if ye've any other friends... ye get 'em tae rely upon such mystical protection."

You say, "Well, we believe Yfa."

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Tierus taps a spherical crystalline periapt.

Alyxandrah says, "I know Yfa."

Alyxandrah scowls.

Thurfel says, "if it is Yfa, she always was a jealous sort"

Alyxandrah nods to Thurfel.

Elendr says, "I was able to beat her back today."

Elendr smiles softly.

Sothog says, "That fits."

You say, "My lord, my essence spoke to me just a few moments ago and said..."

You say, "Well..."

Sothog glances at you.

You fidget.

Tierus turns to face you.

Thurfel asks, "yes?"

Alyxandrah nods to Tierus.

Haxley just arrived.

Tierus just touched a spherical crystalline periapt.

Haxley nods to Tierus.

You say, "Said I will watch IceMule melt."

Alyxandrah hangs her head.

You say, "And that it would make sure "we" were there to see it."

Tierus asks, "Melt? This place?"

(Elendr regards Thurfel a moment before retreating a distance to stand by himself.)

Tierus shakes his head.

Elendr leans against a woven palm-frond ladder.

Tierus says, "They'd 'aftae use fire tha likes o' which 'ave ne'er been seen."

Thurfel says, "if they have the staff, it is unlikely I will be around to watch"

Alyxandrah's face turns slightly pale.

Tierus sighs.

Tierus says, "We mus' win tha Staff frem Xeldria."

Tierus turns to face Thurfel.

Tierus says, "Yer death isnae an option, Master."

Sothog asks, "What would you suggest, Tierus?"

You say, "I don't think ye will though, Tierus."

Alyxandrah smiles at Tierus.

Tierus shakes his head.

Thurfel says, "my death will hardly be given freely"

You say, "What does she care about IceMule."

Tierus says, "Tha woman mus' sleep."

Thurfel says, "but I am not the match of all nine."

You say, "None of them from the landing care about IceMule."

You shrug.

Thurfel says, "they should"

Thurfel says, "the landing would be next"

You hear the voice of Haxley say, "But speaking like that, they certainly are less likely to care."

Thurfel asks, "you think they will stop with Icemule?"

Tierus says, "If one life mus' be taken in order tae save many..."

Tierus says, "Then so it mus' be."

Alyxandrah says, "They won't believe that."

Tierus turns to face Eugenides.

(Elendr lowers himself to his haunches as he lowers his eyes as well.)

Thurfel asks, "tell me of this Xeldria?"

Tierus says, "Yer newfound God may indeed play a part in this tale, Eugenides."

(Eugenides nervously moves behind the gathered grop of people)

Tierus sighs.

Alyxandrah glances at Eugenides.

Sothog says, "So the question is is how to persuade Xeldria to give up the Staff."

Thurfel asks, "will she be weak and easily taken by the nine?"

Tierus says, "She is stubborn."

Tierus says, "'owe'er, she is frem Wehnimer's... if tha Nine offered 'er something pretty fer it, we be as good as doomed."

Elendr sighs sadly.

You say, "Yes."

Sothog says, "Stubborn, but is she a match for all Nine? Doubtful."

Alyxandrah nods to Tierus.

Elendr says, "I'm afraid, folks, that Xeldria took the advice that I gave her."

You say, "She is no match for the nine."

Alyxandrah glances at Elendr.

Thurfel asks, "what advice was that?"

Alyxandrah asks, "What?"

Sothog glances at Elendr.

A pained expression crosses Elendr's face.

Sothog squints at Elendr.

Elendr says, "I told her that You two..."

Sothog says, "Spit it out."

Elendr points at Thurfel.

Elendr points at Alyxandrah.

You cock your head at Elendr.

Elendr says, "could be trusted, but that Isci, and I, were possessed and could not be. Then..."

Elendr sighs.

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

Sothog nods to Elendr.

Elendr says, "I told her that if she didn't feel she could trust us, that she should hold onto it."

You say, "But I asked her to give the staff to Thurfel. Not to me."

Alyxandrah slowly empties her lungs.

You hear the voice of Haxley say, "Right...but Isci, you are not to be trusted."

Elendr says, "But it was before I saw her becoming possessed."

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Thurfel says, "what good of it..."

You hear the voice of Haxley say, "And if one who I'm not supposed to trust told me to do something...I would ignore that advice."

Thurfel says, "if she holds on to the staff.."

Elendr says, "I tried to win her trust Iscikella."

Thurfel says, "only to be one of them"

(Tierus shudders, a convulsion going through his entire body.)

Elendr says, "By telling her about the possessed."

(Tierus clenches his fists so tightly that they turn white.)

Tierus mutters under his breath.

Sothog glances at Tierus.

You say, "The Nine were already taking her."

You ask, "Didn't she see?"

You say, "Her eyes misted over."

Tierus asks, "They 'ave Xeldria?"

You say, "They will have her."

Alyxandrah asks, "Are all half-elves so stubborn?"

Tierus peers quizzically at you.

Alyxandrah folds her arms over her chest.

Eugenides glances at Tierus.

You say, "Thurfel protected her."

Sothog says, "So the nine were waiting for the right moment for someone to find the Staff..."

Elendr says, "I told her before that. Afterwards, I realized my mistake and tried to get her to give over the staff."

Thurfel says, "only from the physical harm"

Sothog says, "Only to take that individual as the Ninth."

Thurfel says, "I could not protect her soul"

Elendr asks, "But I'm afraid I might have appealed too well to her reason and logic. I mean, after all, why trust us?"

You say, "They likely have her already."

Tierus says, "P'raps 'twas merely-" he is interrupted by another spasm that runs the length of his trunk and limbs- "p'raps 'twas tha Staff takin' a hold on 'er mind."

You say, "Her eyes..."

Alyxandrah says, "The Nine can easily take her now. Tis but a matter of time."

You shudder.

Sothog says, "Then speed is of the essence."

Elendr says, "I'm sorry, Alyx."

Thurfel says, "somebody must alert the Fury"

Eugenides fidgets.

Tierus asks, "Tha Fury?"

You hear the voice of Haxley say, "We already know."

You hear someone chuckling.

Tierus laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Haxley nods to Thurfel.

Tierus says, "Wha' a jest."

Haxley glances at Tierus.

Thurfel says, "they seem to be all that Icemule has to offer in defense"

Tierus says, "They will throw 'emselves 'gainst spears an' blades, an' die, an' feed Amasalen..."

You ask, "Against the Nine?"

Sothog says, "I sense she is still about in the lands. Perhaps we should intercept her while there is still time left."

You shake your head.

Alyxandrah asks, "There is nothing more than you can do?"

Thurfel says, "its better than throwing up your hands and surrendering"

You hear the voice of Armaxis ask, "And there is a problem with that?"

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Thurfel.

(Tierus pushes against his temples with his hands.)

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Eugenides says, "I think Tierus was right about the afore mentioned..."

Eugenides mutters under his breath.

Tierus says, "Gods, Terror... nae now. Nae now."

Tierus clenches his fist.

Haxley asks, "Need me to smack you on the back of the head?"

Haxley cocks his head at Tierus.

Alyxandrah gazes heavenward.

Sothog says, "Only been a few minutes and already we're hip deep in reptiles."

Alyxandrah asks, "Gen, what are you talking about?"

Thurfel chuckles.

Arimantis just arrived.

Tierus says, "need... somethin' tae drink. Somethin' stiff tae drink."

Arimantis just went east.

Eugenides mutters under his breath.

Sothog nods to Tierus.

Tierus shudders.

Sothog removes a linen-wrapped emerald green bottle from in his veniom-threaded cloak.

Eugenides says, "Nothing at all.."

Sothog offers Tierus a linen-wrapped emerald green bottle.

Eugenides shuffles his feet.

(Elendr pulls his hood over his head and stares at the floor, his expression sad.)

Arimantis's group just arrived.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I feel so helpless, but I am sorry truly."

Alyxandrah raises an eyebrow in Eugenides's direction.

(Tierus shudders one final time. His body loses all of its tension, and he stands in a notably different manner than before.)

Sothog nods to Alyxandrah.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "I can brew you a mix of something far more effective than what that amatuer of a Gosaena worshipper made you, if you wish it."

Sothog nods to Arimantis.

Thurfel whispers, "at the moment, I feel as useless as you."

Sothog asks, "Ametuer?"

Sothog says, "Feh."

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the nose.

Eugenides looks over at Alyxandrah and shakes his head.

Ilvane mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Arimantis clasps Ilvane's hand tenderly.

Atoyoz curtsies to Thurfel.

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to Eugenides.

Tierus asks, "And why would I wish that, Lord of the Lizards?"

You smile at Atoyoz.

Eugenides fidgets.

Ilvane blinks at Thurfel.

Tierus laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Atoyoz curtsies to you.

You kiss Ilvane on the cheek.

Tierus turns to face Sothog.

Eugenides shakes his head.

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to Eugenides.

Ilvane says, "Nothing like waking up to you, of all people."

Ilvane flails her arms about.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Mm, but I digress...thisss is an interesting turn of events for the faith."

Ilvane hugs you.

Sothog grins.

Tierus says, "I hardly require your potables, Human."

Thurfel says, "there will never be any question of your staff again Ilvane"

Sothog squints at Tierus.

Haxley exclaims, "You had a staff too?!"

Haxley stares at Ilvane.

Ilvane glances at Thurfel.

Sothog says, "Hello, Terror."

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Eugenides winces.

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow.

Sothog put a linen-wrapped emerald green bottle in his veniom-threaded cloak.

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Alyxandrah folds her arms over her chest, glancing at Eugenides.

You ask, "How many staffs were there?"

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You blink.

Thurfel says, "only one"

Tierus says, "Ahh. This is the Firemage. I believe this is the first time that 'we' have met."

Eugenides winces.

Ilvane nods.

Thurfel says, "many fakes"

Tierus turns to face Thurfel.

Eugenides nods.

Ilvane says, "Only one."

You say, "I lost count of the fakes."

You nod.

Haxley asks, "One staff and three fakes?"

Haxley blinks.

Sothog says, "At least two decoys."

Thurfel says, "every charlatan believes they have it"

Ilvane grins.

Alyxandrah chuckles.

Eugenides shakes his head.

Thurfel says, "at least we have settled that"

Alyxandrah says, "I can't wait to tell Junis."

Ilvane says, "Mine is one of Ronan, not of Amasalen."

Haxley says, "Junis will be...distraught."

Haxley chuckles.

Tierus says, "You sit in a nest of false staves. What distinguishes your supposed reality from fiction?"

Ilvane nods to Thurfel.

Tierus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Sothog chuckles.

You say, "Not much good it does us."

Alyxandrah glances at Eugenides.

Arimantis says, "Would rather most of the ones that had the fakes.. than Xeldria"

Eugenides mutters under his breath.

Arimantis stares off into space.

Sothog says, "Much as I hate to say it, Tierus' 'traveling companion' does have a point."

Arimantis says, "Least then we would have a chance"

Ilvane asks, "It was Nofret who found another, no?"

You say, "And I was so happy at the Festival. Serves me right."

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Sothog nods to Ilvane.

Arimantis nods to Ilvane.

Haxley says, "Nofret and Junis, both."

You bite your lip.

Ilvane nods.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "He wasn't there. He did not feel it. It is real, quite real."

Thurfel says, "I hear many things, evidently they are just as false as those holding the staff"

Eugenides shudders.

Thurfel says, "I was told you had one in your possesion as well Ilvane"

Eugenides cowers away from Alyxandrah!

Atoyoz furrows her brow.

Tierus says, "The Bardess discovered the first... and Junis had a cunning representation of a Staff crafted."

Arimantis says, "She has a staff of Ronan"

Lord Demonicos just arrived.

You ask, "Ye were?"

Arimantis nods to Thurfel.

Ilvane says, "I do, but it's of Ronan."

Eugenides winces.

Ilvane loosens the drawstrings of her blue keepsake pouch, opening it.

the Legendary Lord Grandevr's group just arrived.

Eugenides says, "I believe it to be Onar"

Imraith says, "go back"

Thurfel asks, "well, that will hardly stop the nine now, will it?"

Imraith says, "er nevermind"

Eugenides glances at Alyxandrah.

Arimantis says, "You brought it up.."

Haxley turns towards Valicar and renders a sharp salute with his crystal-hilted longsword.

Ilvane says, "You never know."

Arimantis winks at Thurfel.

Hhooru bows to Thurfel.

Valicar turns towards Haxley and renders a sharp salute with his rolaren morning star.

Hhooru turns towards Arimantis and renders a sharp salute with his filet knife.

Demonicos bows.

Thurfel nods to Demonicos.

Arimantis turns towards Hhooru and renders a sharp hand salute.

Valicar says, "greetings, Thurfel"

Ilvane says, "It saved the person who gave it to me."

Valicar bows.

Sothog nods to Valicar.

Ilvane removes a tall black oak staff from in her blue keepsake pouch.
Ilvane pulls on the drawstrings of her blue keepsake pouch, closing it tightly.

Sothog says, "Good timing."

Thurfel says, "greetings. The town may be in danger"

Eugenides sighs.

Valicar asks, "I understand that Icemule is in danger?"

Valicar nods.

Grandevr says, "Aye that it may be"

Grandevr nods to Thurfel.

Tierus says, "The only thing that will end the lives of the Nine is the calling of a greater power against them."

You nod to Valicar.

Ilvane rubs Eugenides gently.

Grandevr says, "the Northern Fury is present to help defend IceMule"

Thurfel says, "The staff of Amasalen is found, and in Xeldria's possession..."

Tierus asks, "Tell me, Thurfel Firemage. How are your skills at summoning?"

Tierus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "Xeldria herself.."

Eugenides stares at Alyxandrah.

Thurfel asks, "summoning?"

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully. Valicar asks, "where is she now?"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "My lord, if whatever is in me tries to hurt ye in any way, please kill me. I know doesn't stop it permanently, but it does stop it for a time."

Demonicos says, "Summoning? I may be able to aid in such."

Tierus cocks his head at Thurfel.

Syberus leans on his axe.

Valicar nods to Grandevr.

Ilvane asks, "She serves Phoen, doesn't she?"

Thurfel nods to you.

Eugenides scowls.

Arimantis says, "At the festival.. she don plan on handin it over"

Alyxandrah gazes heavenward.

Ilvane works her fingers under her inlaid silver circlet and scratches her head.

Hhooru bows to you.

Iscikella smiles sadly at Thurfel.

Valicar asks, "to whom would she hand it to?"

Alyxandrah folds her arms over her chest.

Sothog says, "The art of summoning is yet beyond us sorcerers... although research continues..."

Sothog coughs.

Thurfel says, "I can create"

Thurfel grins.

Ilvane asks, "Is it going to take her over?"

Syberus shifts his weight.

Demonicos removes a chalky yellow cube from in his alchemy bag.

Ilvane blinks at Thurfel.

You say, "She wishes to keep it, Valicar, from what she said."

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "It already has."

(Tierus grins bestially at Thurfel for just a moment, baring his teeth. He then continues, "I suggest that you discuss matters with some Marluvians.")

Thurfel says, "but to conjure something out of thin air is beyond me"

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

Arimantis says, "I thinks that she is the last of the possessed.."

Eugenides scoffs.

Demonicos says, "Lord Thurfel, If you need the chalk to create the protective runes. I have spare."

Demonicos shows Thurfel his yellow cube.

Thurfel says, "I doubt we have to worry here"

Demonicos put a chalky yellow cube in his alchemy bag.

Tierus says, "If you will all pardon me."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Sothog asks, "What, specifically, are we trying to summon forth here...?"

Thurfel says, "even the nine don't have the courage to wander in here without the staff"

Tierus cackles deep in his throat, his voice rising in chilling laughter.

Tierus just left.

You say, "Is quiet enough here."

Thurfel nods to Alyxandrah.

Thurfel says, "save for that infernal Yfa"

Thurfel chuckles.

Kadesha says, "hello all"

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

Sothog nods to Kadesha.

You say, "She is rather... forward."

You nod to Thurfel.

Eugenides says, "Shut up."

Arimantis whispers, "she is rather a pain in the back side"

Eugenides says, "All of you."

You hear the voice of Elendr ask, "M'lord Thurfel, would you like me to leave, if that is the case?"

Arimantis squints at Eugenides.

You nod to Arimantis.

Syberus glances at Eugenides.

Sothog squints at Eugenides.

You glance at Eugenides.

Arimantis asks, "scuse me?"

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow in Eugenides's direction.

Eugenides says, "I said shut up."

You say, "I don't think we will."

Azerius glances at Eugenides.

Haxley says, "ABout as subtle as a troll king."

Ilvane begins chuckling at Eugenides.

You glance at Eugenides.

Haxley begins chuckling at Eugenides.

Eugenides says, "Its about time someone listened to what I have to say."

Syberus says, "can't locate"

Sothog says, "Then speak up."

You say, "Then just say it."

Syberus nods to Valicar.

Ilvane asks, "I did earlier, didn't I?"

Imraith nods to Grandevr.

Eugenides says, "You want the staff...."

Ilvane frowns.

Eugenides nods to Ilvane.

Grandevr gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Grandevr gestures.
A swirling grey-blue mist slowly fills the area. It begins to spin faster and faster, congealing into a large upright disk. The mist slows its spinning and within the swirling vapors you can make out an opening.
You see Syberus stick his head into the swirling mist.

Eugenides says, "Its simple..."

You see Perigourd stick his head out of the swirling mist.
You see Valicar stick his head into the swirling mist.
You see Haxley stick his head into the swirling mist.

Ilvane loosens the drawstrings of her blue keepsake pouch, opening it.

Eugenides says, "Kill for it."

Sorkin steps out of the swirling mist.
You see Hhooru stick his head into the swirling mist.

Demonicos glances at Eugenides.

Ilvane put a tall black oak staff in her blue keepsake pouch.

Perigourd steps out of the swirling mist.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I do not trust this Eugenides, I'm afraid, m'lord."

Ilvane pulls on the drawstrings of her blue keepsake pouch, closing it tightly.

Taug steps out of the swirling mist.
You see Elanthrinn stick his head out of the swirling mist.

Demonicos asks, "Will killing you help?"

Taug grins.

Arimantis says, "Ifin I could hit her.. I jus might"

Sauthurdig steps out of the swirling mist.
The swirling mist begins to speed up as it spirals back into the opening and fades away.

Syberus says, "Eh my idea is easier than killing"

Arimantis coughs.

Miniscule cracks wind across the design painted on Kadesha's face.

Alyxandrah nods to Thurfel.

Syberus says, "And you dont' get the staff if she's dead"

Demonicos says, "Because if you tell me to shut up one more time, It will be the case."

Syberus says, "or he or whateve rit is"

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

Eugenides says, "It cant be used if shes dead either."

You say, "Ye cannot kill to get the staff."

Ilvane closes her eyes for a moment.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Eugenides.

Valicar says, "if I wanted the staff, and she held it, i could have it. But that would be theft"

You ask, "Ye think the Nine could not raise her?"

Syberus grins at Valicar.

You glance at Eugenides.

Syberus says, "Good idea it seems"

Haxley grins at Valicar.

Syberus rocks back on his heels.

Sothog says, "But when she returns to the land of the living, it would still be in her possession."

Alyxandrah takes off a tiny crimson crab pendant.

Eugenides shakes his head.

Alyxandrah offers Thurfel a tiny crimson crab pendant.

Syberus raises his hand.

Demonicos says, "Not if you remove her hand."

Thurfel accepts Alyxandrah's crimson crab pendant.

Ilvane leans on Arimantis.

Sothog says, "Of course if she were holding it in her hand, and that had were to spontaneously break..."

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Yesss, shed her blood while she holds the Staff of Amasalen, He who draws power from the shedding of blood. Please, do."

Sothog coughs.

Syberus asks, "Is she treated combat wise as a person or a creature?"

Thurfel taps a tiny crimson crab pendant.

Hhooru just hugged Alyxandrah.

Elendr cocks his head at Thurfel.

Alyxandrah just hugged Hhooru.

Eugenides says, "I find it hard to believe, that all of you can not grasp the idea of death"

Sorkin searches around for a moment.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I am sorry to have bothered ye about the toy, but I thought the staff might be hidden in it. Something seemed to be."

Eugenides says, "Soon her favors will run out."

Syberus says, "I'm very good at death"

Kadesha glances at Eugenides.

Eugenides says, "She will be useless."

Haxley says, "She's a citizen of the Landing."

Syberus nods to Eugenides.

Sothog says, "Not the most diplomatic way to do it, but among the most practical."

Haxley nods to Syberus.

Syberus says, "I get tired of it sometimes"

Demonicos glances at Eugenides.

Thurfel asks, "do you mind Alyxandrah if I mark this?"

Ilvane says, "She is very very old as well."

Alyxandrah looks over at Thurfel and shakes her head.

Arimantis nods to Ilvane.

Eugenides says, "One can not stand against many."

Thurfel whispers, "we are going to have a battle on our hands"

Arimantis says, "Couldn't hit her ifin I tried"

Demonicos says, "We understand. You may stop now."

Kadesha says, "I think the concept is grasped just fine, just most of us are more civil"

Elendr glances at Eugenides.

Alyxandrah says, "You created it, after all."

Alyxandrah smiles at Thurfel.

Syberus just hugged Kadesha.

Sothog says, "Which means I've as much chance of overcoming her innate warding as that of a snowball surviving in a furnace."

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "Unfortunately, it does seem so."

Eugenides asks, "Time for civility is over. The doom of Mule looms and you speak of civility?"

Syberus says, "Or.."

Eugenides scoffs.

Syberus says, "you can use the weapon that age doesn't matter on"

Syberus winks at Sothog.

Sothog says, "Money."

Syberus says, "Know your magics well my friend it's good" Thurfel etches a rune into the pendant

Syberus says, "Or call lightning"

Thurfel says, "nay Haxley"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Haxley nods.

Haxley frowns.

You ask, "What is that?"

Demonicos says, "I speak of focusing a small implosion just within your mouth so as to permanently seal your lips."

Kadesha says, "havent found a way to take items from the dead Eugenides"

Eugenides mutters under his breath.

Eugenides sits down.

Thurfel offers Alyxandrah a tiny crimson crab pendant etched with a single rune of flame..

Ilvane says, "Oh stop already."

Perigourd rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Demonicos raises an eyebrow in Thurfel's direction.

Elendr glances at Demonicos.

Sothog works his fingers under his satin skullcap and scratches his head.

Ilvane says, "Stop fighting with each other."

Alyxandrah raises an eyebrow.

Kadesha says, "sadly, Armaxis is right, such murder would only please Amasalen"

Sorkin appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Syberus says, "If i tried to use a wand i'd find myself quite dead"

Ilvane smirks.

Syberus nods to Hhooru.

Haxley smirks.

Arimantis says, "The point is.. cept for a couple.. no one in this room could kill her even if they wanted to"

Haxley leans on Ilvane.

Thurfel says, "it will not be altered again by them"

Alyxandrah accepts Thurfel's crimson crab pendant.

Sothog says, "Also true."

Alyxandrah blinks.

Alyxandrah asks, "By them?"

Syberus says, "You could"

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Civility and stumbling blindly sword drawn will certainly do you no good. The time for any preparationsss has long past. It is simply...over, now. What has been seen has come to pass."

You ask, "The Nine changed it then?"

Syberus nods to Arimantis.

You blink at Thurfel.

Elendr glances at Alyxandrah.

A faint cloud of silver smoke swirls up around Demonicos for just a moment.

You notice Sorkin slip into a hiding place.

Syberus says, "As could I, two ways"

Demonicos folds his arms over his chest.

Syberus says, "Just gotta be resourceful"

Sothog says, "Don't bet on it, snake priest."

Sorkin suddenly disappears.

(Demonicos crosses his arms atop his chest, faint whisps of silver smoke curling about him as he peers about quietly.)

You exclaim, "Oh my!"

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel says, "Valicar"

Valicar asks, "aye?"

Kadesha says, "killing Xeldria is not the answer, snake, but I still trust in Liabo"

You glance at Alyxandrah.

Thurfel looks over at Haxley and shakes his head.

You shiver.

Alyxandrah says, "And all this time I thought..."

Alyxandrah shakes her head.

Haxley nods.

Thurfel asks, "what state are your forces in?"

Alyxandrah puts on a tiny crimson crab pendant etched with a single rune of flame.

Valicar says, "We are in a state of readiness even now as we speak"

Grandevr says, "the Northern Fury is prepared and actively patrolling"

Sothog says, "If direct force is not the answer, then either diplomacy or guile must be the answer."

Grandevr nods to Thurfel.

Ilvane nods to Arimantis.

Thurfel says, "I do not know when they might strike, or if they will, they do not hold the staff as of yet"

Thurfel says, "but keep a watch"

Syberus asks, "Is it probably that she'll have no favor with the gods as Yfa did?"

An emperor penguin waddles into the room.

Syberus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

You ask, "Will they still need all nine possessed, my lord?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

There is a twinkle in an emperor penguin's eyes.

Valicar asks, "From where could we expect an attack?"

You say, "I understand not black magicks."

Thurfel says, "not if they control the staff"

Thurfel says, "if they don't control the staff"

Ilvane asks, "They have the staff, what could it help?"

Elendr folds his arms over his chest.

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Thurfel says, "they will still need the nine"

(Eugenides wanders over to sit near Elendr)

Eugenides mutters under his breath.

Alyxandrah says, "Well, they might need the ninth to actually get the staff in their possession."

Sothog says, "The staff likely provides them with a lot of extra power to do whatever they require."

Alyxandrah nods.

Thurfel asks, "but they have 8 perhaps?"

The emperor penguin watches you quietly.

Alyxandrah nods to Thurfel.

You nod to Thurfel.

Alyxandrah says, "They have eight."

Syberus asks, "If you destroy her and the staff as you did yfa, there's no problem yes?"

You say, "It seems so."

The emperor penguin sits down.

Eugenides glances at Elendr.

Kadesha asks, "did they take Xeldria?"

Valicar asks, "Will the 9 re-enter this world via the possessed?"

Elendr cocks his head at Eugenides.

Valicar peers quizzically at you.

Alyxandrah says, "Yfa wasn't destroyed completely."

Syberus snaps his fingers.

You say, "I have no idea."

Syberus says, "wait"

Syberus blinks.

You look at Valicar and shake your head.

Alyxandrah says, "Her essence survived."

Valicar nods to you.

The emperor penguin watches you quietly.

(Elendr lifts his eyes momentarily to look at Alyxandrah.)

Syberus asks, "if the staff was gone would it be a good thing?"

Haxley nods to Alyxandrah.

Sothog says, "A good question, Valicar... and a vital point."

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

A small bit of paint from Arimantis's face cracks off and falls to the ground.

Syberus starts jumping around like a twelve-year-old.

Alyxandrah smiles slightly and gestures toward Elendr.

The emperor penguin eyes the area with apparent disinterest.

Alyxandrah says, "Ask him."

Syberus says, "two ideas in one night oh my"

Syberus says, "If we get the staff, it can be destroyed"

Valicar nods to Perigourd.

Sothog asks, "Will the possessed become the permanent physical shells of the nine, or will those possessed merely be used to 'bridge' into the physical realm?"

Eugenides nods to Elendr.

You say, "I'm not sure I want to even know."

Zacciwie just arrived.

Sothog says, "May be tactically important."

Valicar nods to Perigourd.

Haxley glances at you.

Your whole body trembles with fear.

Perigourd nods.

Eugenides nods.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "If it lay in one of the places where the foul Lorminstra's power is greatest and remained intact, it shall not be destroyed by mortal hands."

Elendr peers quizzically at Eugenides.

Haxley says, "That's information that's more than a bit important."

Ilvane nods.

Atoyoz shudders.

Thurfel says, "it may be hidden"

Perigourd nods to Valicar.

Thurfel says, "I doubt it can be destroyed"

Eugenides scoffs.

Syberus says, "Well"

Valicar says, "gate to base camp please, Grand"

Sothog raises an eyebrow.

Syberus says, "What about an open void"

Valicar says, "be ready, Peri and Sauth"

Syberus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

A snowshoe hare hops into the room.

Perigourd reaches out and holds Sauthurdig's hand.

The penguin shrieks, "Mistress!" and hops away.

Syberus says, "sucks up everything"

Valicar nods to Haxley.

Arimantis stares off into space.

Thurfel says, "it is as magical as the void"

Sauthurdig nods to Valicar.

Thurfel says, "it would simply return"

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

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

Syberus says, "hmm"

Arimantis says, "Bah.. stupid sheka gots hit by an Urchin"

Grandevr gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Grandevr gestures.
A swirling grey-blue mist slowly fills the area. It begins to spin faster and faster, congealing into a large upright disk. The mist slows its spinning and within the swirling vapors you can make out an opening.

You say, "It is extremely powerful remember."

Arimantis stares off into space.

You see Raulda stick her head out of the swirling mist.

You say, "Not mortal magic."

You see Tloran stick his head out of the swirling mist.
Perigourd steps into the swirling mist.

Valicar says, "go, peri and Sauth"

You see Ichiko stick her head out of the swirling mist.

Thurfel says, "those were one of my more interesting creations"

The snowshoe hare sits down.

Taug nods to Grandevr.

Grandevr gives Sauthurdig a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Alyxandrah pokes Arimantis in the ribs.

You see Genkaku stick his head out of the swirling mist.
You see Hhooru stick his head into the swirling mist.
You see Perigourd stick his head out of the swirling mist.

Grandevr gives Sauthurdig a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Perigourd steps out of the swirling mist.
Sauthurdig steps into the swirling mist.
You see Azerius stick his head into the swirling mist.
Perigourd steps into the swirling mist.
You see Elendr stick his head into the swirling mist.
The swirling mist begins to speed up as it spirals back into the opening and fades away.

Arimantis exclaims, "Thurfel.. lookit what she did ta me!"

Valicar nods to Syberus.

Syberus bows to Valicar.

Valicar bows to Syberus.

(Arimantis points at his nose)

Sothog asks, "So, the Staff has transfinite power limits... and is capable of self-reconstruction?"

Syberus waves.

Ilvane begins chuckling at Arimantis.

Demonicos frowns.

Ilvane says, "You shouldn't be hanging around Sheka instead of me."

Haxley blinks at Sothog.

Ilvane places her arms akimbo and looks about as if waiting for something.

Haxley says, "Speak common."

Thurfel laughs!

Haxley grins.

Taug winks at Valicar.

Taug grins.

Sothog coughs.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I wish I knew a way to help ye."

Imraith chuckles.

Sothog says, "Erm... yes."

Arimantis says, "I wasn't with her.. she hired him ta go ambush me"

Thurfel says, "how precious"

Arimantis grumbles.

Ilvane says, "It's waht you get."

Ilvane nods to Arimantis.

Grandevr reaches out and holds Taug's hand.

Hhooru snickers.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "But I am pretty useless really."

Ilvane folds her arms over her chest, glancing at Arimantis.

Sorkin comes out of hiding.

Sothog says, "I forgot you have a rather... limited vocabulary"

Thurfel says, "the nine shall die from laughter"

Arimantis stares off into space.

Ilvane grins at Thurfel.

Alyxandrah bites her lip.

Arimantis says, "Bah.."

Thurfel whispers, "we are all useless at the moment"

Alyxandrah laughs!

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

Ilvane appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Arimantis says, "An.. her too.."

Haxley says, "Well, not really...but that sentence still went right over my head."

Thurfel exclaims, "fear the nose!"

Haxley chuckles.

Arimantis points at Alyxandrah.

Taug nods to Valicar.

Ilvane shuffles her feet.

Alyxandrah flails her arms about.

Arimantis says, "She was in on it"

Kadesha says, "better then what she did to me Arimantis, but sure wish I knew how she pulled that off"

Aranrhod's group just arrived.

Sothog raises an eyebrow in Thurfel's direction.

Thurfel says, "perhaps they will be distracted"

Alyxandrah exclaims, "I was not in on anything!"

Thurfel grins.

Alyxandrah says, "He has no proof."

Alyxandrah folds her arms over her chest.

Sothog asks, "Erm... 'fear the nose'?"

Ilvane giggles.

Demonicos furrows his brow.

Alyxandrah chuckles.

Arimantis says, "He told me you were"

Demonicos says, "Odd."

Ilvane just tickled Sothog.

Arimantis begins chuckling at Alyxandrah.

Atoyoz chuckles.

Valicar says, "Haxley, see if you can also find Xeldria"

Kadesha shows Aranrhod her dwarf priestess pin.

Sothog flails his arms about.

Sothog exclaims, "Gahhh!"

(Sothog squirms about.)

Arimantis snuggles up to Ilvane.

You say, "She was still at the Festival, Valicar."

Hhooru says, "I'm jealous now."

Xatier rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel shakes his head to clear it

Hhooru gives Arimantis a little prod between the shoulder blades.

You rub Thurfel, but much to your horror, flames envelope your finger the moment you touch him. You pull your hand back before it becomes a cinder, but not before the damage is done.

Valicar says, "She may have come back out by my reports"

Thurfel says, "where is she"

Haxley blinks at you.

Alyxandrah gasps.

Arimantis stares off into space.

Haxley chuckles.

Ilvane blinks.

Sothog says, "Oops."

Kadesha blinks at you.

You say, "Bit warm."

Alyxandrah blinks at Thurfel.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

(Iscikella shakes her hand.)

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sothog says, "Interesting defense."

Alyxandrah asks, "Protecting yourself, my lord?"

Alyxandrah smiles at Thurfel.

Valicar says, "gate to the top please"

Thurfel says, "aye, the nine grow more powerful by the day"

You nod to Thurfel.

Xatier asks, "Umm... speaking of pain, someone stop my bleeding?"

Demonicos furrows his brow.

Demonicos folds his arms over his chest.

Valicar faces Grandevr, closes his eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between them!
Valicar opens his eyes, looking slightly drained.

Atoyoz narrows her eyes.

You ask, "Like the reflection on locate?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Azerius rubs Xatier gently.

Sothog says, "If I may, let me ask you something, Master Thurfel..."

Thurfel says, "please I do not mean to hurt any of you, but they could attack me at any moment"

You say, "I know never happened before."

Haxley nods to Valicar.

Thurfel nods to Sothog.

Arimantis nods to Thurfel.

Arimantis says, "Understandable"

Kadesha asks, "Thurfel, if ye held the staff, how would ye defeat the nine?"

Xatier sits down.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I know ye would not hurt me. I do not mind."

Sothog asks, "Are the Nine feeding on the negative emotional responses they generate?"

Valicar says, "well, as far as I am concerned, you are a resident of Icemule and thus my charge"

Valicar nods to Thurfel.

Ilvane frowns.

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the nose.

Azerius begins to do his best to mend Xatier's wounded arm.

Sothog asks, "Is this helping them to become more powerful?"

You take a quick appraisal of Xatier and find that he has a fractured and bleeding left arm.
He has a blinded right eye.

Aranrhod nods.

Sheka cackles!

An emperor penguin waddles into the room.

Thurfel says, "they are using the folks to channel their energy"

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

Aranrhod tries to pull Xatier to his feet, but he is too heavy.

Sheka glowers darkly at Alyxandrah.

Thurfel says, "at some point..."

Valicar says, "they attack ye, we will defend"

Valicar nods to Thurfel.

Alyxandrah gives Sheka a good pinch!

Hhooru just nudged Sheka.

Azerius pulls Xatier to his feet.

Ilvane says, "I can try and speak with Xeldria..I do work with her sometimes after all.."

Grandevr gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Grandevr gestures.
A swirling grey-blue mist slowly fills the area. It begins to spin faster and faster, congealing into a large upright disk. The mist slows its spinning and within the swirling vapors you can make out an opening.
Taug steps into the swirling mist.
Imraith steps into the swirling mist.

Thurfel says, "they will simply control the bodys in whole"

Chomm nods.

You ask, "the possessed, ye mean?"

Chomm steps into the swirling mist.

Thurfel says, "when that happens..."

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Ilvane's direction.

Hhooru steps into the swirling mist.

Thurfel shudders.

Valicar steps into the swirling mist.

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

Thurfel says, "they will be gone"

Arimantis says, "You kin try.. don think it will do much good"

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

Grandevr gives Haxley a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Atoyoz winces.

Arimantis nods to Ilvane.

Grandevr gives Azerius a little prod between the shoulder blades.

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

The swirling mist begins to speed up as it spirals back into the opening and fades away.

Haxley says, "Valicar told me to stay here."

Xatier rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Aranrhod blinks.

Thurfel says, "there will be no use for the bodies they inhabit any longer"

You ask, "gone?"

Haxley nods to Grandevr.

Sheka asks, "All of them?"

Sothog says, "And I'd call that a bad thing."

Grandevr gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Grandevr gestures.
A swirling grey-blue mist slowly fills the area. It begins to spin faster and faster, congealing into a large upright disk. The mist slows its spinning and within the swirling vapors you can make out an opening.

Sheka cocks her head at Thurfel.

Valicar steps out of the swirling mist.

Sheka glances at you.

Thurfel nods.

Grandevr grabs Azerius and tries to drag him, but he doesn't budge.
Grandevr grabs Azerius and tries to drag him, but he doesn't budge.
Grandevr grabs Azerius and tries to drag him, but he doesn't budge.

Sheka cackles!

Grandevr grabs Azerius and tries to drag him, but he doesn't budge.

Haxley chuckles.

Ilvane blinks at Thurfel.

Azerius steps into the swirling mist.
Grandevr steps into the swirling mist.
The swirling mist begins to speed up as it spirals back into the opening and fades away.

Valicar chuckles.

Eugenides removes a gold-capped black fel cane from in his silk stalking cloak.

You sigh sadly.

Eugenides indicates his black fel cane with a smile.

The emperor penguin shakes its head.

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

Eugenides indicates his black fel cane with a smile.

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

Thurfel says, "The staff is powerful enough to kill any of them"

Sheka says, "You had best talk fast and well."

Thurfel says, "I might have to slay her"

Sheka nods to Ilvane.

Thurfel points at you.

Sheka smirks.

Thurfel says, "and him"

You hear something tapping quietly in the shadows.

Sothog says, "All the more reason to get it back."

Armaxis whispers, "Join them now, sylph...and have a shred of your own self left. Or suffer a fate worse than death -- live as a puppet, damned to watch your own life lived out and taken by another. Submit to their will. There is no hope now."

Ilvane says, "No.."

You nod to Thurfel.

Sheka says, "i told you you should."

Valicar reaches out and holds Haxley's hand.

Sheka nods to Thurfel.

Haxley chuckles.

You say, "I know that."

Sheka stares off into space.

Thurfel says, "but they will be ressurected"

Thurfel says, "and whole"

Alyxandrah asks, "Him who?"

Alyxandrah gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Sothog says, "Hm."

Thurfel says, "Elendr"

You exclaim, "Quiet, Armaxis!"

Elendr blinks at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I will have to slay all of them"

You exclaim, "I join not the Nine!"

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow in Thurfel's direction.

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

Alyxandrah blinks.

Alyxandrah folds her arms over her chest.

Sothog says, "Wonder if a massive influx of positive emotion would help revert the process."

Arimantis asks, "Did ya hear it was hittin on Ilvane?"

Sheka asks, "Can you though without the Staff?"

Arimantis peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Arimantis smirks.

Sheka cocks her head at Thurfel.

Ilvane touches one finger to her lips.

Elendr glances at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "one perhaps, maybe two"

Thurfel says, "but not all nine"

Ilvane says, "Ssh, don't even talk about it."

Thurfel says, "they will overpower me"

Ilvane just tickled Arimantis.

Sheka says, "Then your fate is sealed."

Thurfel says, "then the town"

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the nose.

Sheka nods to you.

Sheka smiles coldly.

Thurfel nods to Valicar.

Eugenides says, "Not if all Nine couldnt concentrate on him."

Aranrhod nods to Xatier.

Eugenides mutters under his breath.

Sothog says, "Sounds the old adage of fighting smarter, not harder, applies here."

Alyxandrah glances at Eugenides.

Aranrhod searches around for a moment.

Thurfel says, "fear not Haxley"

Thurfel says, "when they come..."

Thurfel says, "they will not come alone"

Armaxis whispers, "Then your fate is sssealed, sylph. Your life stolen until it is thrown aside as if a child's toy? Do you wish that, sylph?"

Thurfel chuckles.

Haxley grumbles.

You say, "I think ye will know it."

You nod to Haxley.

Sheka smirks.

Thurfel says, "Valicar and his forces will be busy enough"

Haxley says, "I don't deal well with groups."

Haxley chuckles.

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

Sothog says, "The Nine cannot be allowed to link up, but must be drawn away from one another in order to be defeated separately."

Thurfel says, "they won't have time to worry about the nine"

Sheka says, "Indeed."

You say, "My life is already stolen, Armaxis."

Sothog says, "If possible."

Sheka asks, "And will you fight again alongside the Slaver?"

Haxley snaps his fingers.

Valicar says, "I will need support from everyone if possible to fend off a large scale invasion."

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "You have no idea, sylph. But you will..."

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

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

Sothog says, "And you shall have it, Valicar."

Kadesha mutters something about Armaxis.

Valicar bows to Sothog.

Sheka says, "that was quite an impressive show."

Sheka nods to Thurfel.

Ilvane paces back and forth.

Thurfel says, "It will help not having to worry about their hordes."

Sothog nods to Thurfel.

Eugenides points at Valicar.

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

Xatier rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sothog says, "Agreed."

Eugenides says, "Hes got it."

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

Valicar says, "With the town fighting as one, the hordes will be delt with"

Aranrhod sighs.

(Elendr looks from Thurfel to Alyxandrah, and back again.)

Arimantis says, "Suppose.. I will be busy.."

Sheka says, "it greatly impressed the Misguided One."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Sheka smirks.

Elendr leans against a woven palm-frond ladder.

Sheka glances at you.

Kadesha leans on Arimantis.

Haxley grins at Valicar.

You glance at Sheka.

Sothog says, "I would suggest that a group of spotters be used to watch for individual council members..."

Alyxandrah folds her arms over her chest, glancing at Eugenides.

You say, "Ye understand nothing, Sheka."

Alyxandrah just gave Eugenides a smooch.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Ilvane fidgets.

Thurfel whispers, "you must be aware at all times"

Atoyoz shifts her weight.

Sheka says, "Perhaps not."

Sheka nods to you.

Sheka smirks.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "To sense if it comes?"

Elendr sighs quietly.

Valicar says, "Landing is under attack"

Sothog says, "Then when one is found, our stoutest adventurers can be sent out to meet the threat."

Sothog blinks.

You ask, "Kobolds?"

Sothog says, "Interesting."

You cock your head at Valicar.

Valicar says, "ghosts near the gate"

Thurfel points at Atoyoz.

Haxley blinks at Valicar.

Tierus just arrived.

Tierus sighs.

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "And what of you milady"

You hear the voice of Sorkin ask, "stay sir?"

Atoyoz blinks at Thurfel.

Sheka glances at Atoyoz.

Atoyoz asks, "What of me?"

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

Thurfel asks, "are they still toying with you as well?"

Valicar says, "I have dispatched a warparty"

Kadesha says, "uh don look to serious from the lack of death knells"

Zacciwie says, "undead usually attack Landing this time of the year"

Zacciwie smirks.

Sothog asks, "Is the staffbearer in the Landing?"

Atoyoz says, "They have not toyed with me."

Atoyoz shakes her head.

You say, "She was still at the festival."

Thurfel says, "then you are lucky"

You say, "No idea if she left."

Tierus says, "How very strange... it is a veritable gaggle of the mortal, mighty, and misty-headed."

Sheka says, "Unpresenced."

Atoyoz nods to Thurfel.

Sothog says, "That's a good sign."

Ilvane says, "She is in the Elven nations, actually."

Atoyoz says, "I consider myself so."

Thurfel asks, "where do you fit in there Tierus?"

Kadesha says, "Xeldria tends to park her rear at hearthstone often when not at the fest"

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Tierus asks, "Where does Tierus fit in there, Terror, is what you meant to ask?"

Ilvane says, "Last I saw her, she was in Ta'Illistim, and she has told me she was still there."

Haxley says, "Never seen her there."

Haxley rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Haxley glances at Kadesha.

Tierus smiles slightly at Thurfel, baring his bright teeth.

Demonicos furrows his brow.

Tierus says, "We have never been formally introduced, I fear."

Kadesha asks, "really?"

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel asks, "Terror?"

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

Kadesha glances at Haxley.

You hear the voice of Sorkin say, "lomg walk"

Ilvane says, "I'm sure she will come back, soon.."

Eugenides blinks.

Eugenides glances at Alyxandrah.

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Eugenides mutters under his breath.

You say, "I doubt it."

Haxley nods.

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

Ilvane says, "Xeldria isn't like that.."

Ilvane says, "Really Iscikella."

Sheka says, "Hello Terror."

Demonicos says, "How rude of me as well."

Kadesha says, "she is often on the steps, but guess she isnt now"

Tierus says, "I am... Tierus's constant companion. An unwilling one, I assure."

Sheka nods to Tierus.

Ilvane says, "She will come here."

Tierus turns to face Sheka.

Demonicos says, "Demonicos Necromantic. At your service."

Demonicos bows to Thurfel.

Valicar says, "Xeldria is a mage or summoner? I forget"

Tierus says, "And to you, my Lady of Eorgina."

The arctic fox pads off.

Zacciwie says, "she ran from me when i found her"

Sothog says, "Mage, I believe."

Kadesha says, "Xeldria is a priestess"

Alyxandrah glances at Eugenides.

You ask, "A cleric, isn't she?"

Valicar nods to Sothog.

Ilvane asks, "Well have you ever met her?"

Sothog says, "Ah."

Thurfel asks, "priestess of who?"

You hear someone chuckling.

You say, "Phoen."

Kadesha says, "Phoen"

You nod to Thurfel.

Ilvane nods.

Arimantis says, "Phoen I think"

Arimantis nods.

Sheka smiles with a slight sneer lifting the corner of her lip.

Valicar says, "fitting holder of the staff for the time being"

Ilvane says, "Yes, it is Phoen."

Sothog coughs.

Ilvane says, "She won't give it up to someone who would hurt us."

Alyxandrah clasps Eugenides's hand tenderly.

Aranrhod says, "You cannot blame her for running...she does not know what she has"

Tierus asks, "Why does someone not just come upon the Cleric while she sleeps, then take away her Staff and life at the once?"

Sothog says, "Not of her own will, perhaps..."

You say, "I think I can."

Tierus frowns.

Eugenides says, "I havent really seen him. He's always out of sight."

Sheka asks, "She can make that decision?"

Sheka cocks her head at Ilvane.

Sheka asks, "you can?"

Sheka smirks.

You glance at Aranrhod.

Ilvane says, "She hears voices.."

Kadesha rolls her eyes.

Tierus says, "I am certain she would be delicious."

Tierus tilts his head back.

Kadesha says, "I trust Xeldria will seek wisdom in what to do, perhaps she trusts neither"

Aranrhod says, "She was overcome by everyone"

(Tierus licks his lips hungrily.)

Demonicos folds his arms over his chest.

Alyxandrah squints at Eugenides.

Aranrhod says, "I think"

Ilvane nods.

Valicar says, "She is wise in trusting no one"

You ask, "Xeldria?"

You say, "Hardly."

Sheka leans against a woven palm-frond ladder.

You shake your head.

Kadesha says, "Xeldria is alright, Iscikella"

Elendr just nudged Sheka.

You say, "She isn't the skiddish type."

Alyxandrah glances at Eugenides.

Tierus turns to face Aranrhod.

Sheka glances at Elendr.

Tierus cocks his head at Aranrhod.

Zacciwie just went south.

Aranrhod says, "She could not think"

Thurfel asks, "are any of you friends with her at all?"

Elendr smiles lightly.

Ilvane says, "You would be shaken if you took this staff as well."

Sheka smirks.

Aranrhod says, "In that crowd"

You shake your head.

Ilvane nods to Thurfel.

You say, "Just know her a bit."

Valicar says, "I knew her somewhat long ago"

Sothog says, "I do not know her at all, really."

Haxley looks over at Thurfel and shakes his head.

Eugenides rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Ilvane sighs.

Eugenides mutters under his breath.

Kadesha says, "I sort of am, we arent real close but certainly we are on good terms"

Sheka says, "send the warrior after her."

Sheka gives Ilvane a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Kadesha nods to Thurfel.

Haxley says, "If she tends to be in the vicinity of Hearthstone, though, I'll see her eventually."

Alyxandrah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

(Tierus stops in mid-step. A shudder goes through his figure, and his posture becomes totally different. It is less relaxed, but looks somehow more natural.)

Ilvane says, "She has said she will come back.."

Alyxandrah nods to Eugenides.

Tierus says, "Gads... wha' in tha name o' Ronan an' Lumnis..."

Sheka says, "She hasn't much time"

Sothog asks, "Did she say when?"

Tierus turns around.

Sheka grins coldly, her eyes reflecting no emotion.

Tierus asks, "Whair'd y'all come frem?"

Kadesha says, "I am amazed ya havent seen her there Haxley"

You say, "Time is short."

Haxley shrugs.

Ilvane nods to you.

Aranrhod glances at Tierus.

Sothog says, "Your other self put in an appearance."

Haxley says, "Maybe I have and just don't know her."

Haxley chuckles.

Kadesha nods to Haxley.

Tierus frowns at Sothog.

Tierus says, "Ah."

Tierus sighs.

(Sheka glances with disdain at Tierus.)

Valicar says, "Friends of Icemule. I will away now and see to some matter of defense"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "Is there any way we can prepare? I am unfamilar with these sorts of things."

Alyxandrah raises an eyebrow in Eugenides's direction.

Tierus says, "Ah'll apologize awready fer wha'e'er 'e said, folks."

Tierus nods to Valicar.

Valicar bows.

Sheka begins chuckling at Valicar.

Sheka says, "There is none."

Arimantis shifts his weight.

Tierus turns to face Thurfel.

Thurfel whispers, "they will attack the town with a large force, soften it up, then waltz in. But we have no immediate worries if they don't control the staff."

Ilvane asks, "What can we do now, Thurfel?"

Valicar says, "you might be surprised what a little hard work can do"

Thurfel says, "we can only wait"

Valicar nods to Sheka.

Tierus asks, "M'lord isnae thair a wiy tha' tha Staff cin be forced frem Xeldria's hand?"

Sothog asks, "I wonder... can something be done to reinforce the icewall around the town somehow?"

Sheka smirks.

Eugenides rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel says, "one of several things are going to happen"

Arimantis says, "Wait an pray.."

Arimantis nods to Ilvane.

The snowshoe hare raises its ears.

Thurfel says, "Xeldria will become fully possesed"

Sheka says, "Go...play with your little army."

Thurfel says, "free all nine"

Sheka waves a hand at Valicar, dismissing him indifferently.

Sheka cackles!

Atoyoz winces.

Thurfel says, "and we will fight"

You hear the voice of Sorkin say, "ok"

Thurfel says, "and we will all die"

Thurfel says, "or..."

Arimantis says, "I din like the way her eyes wer cloudin.."

Elendr says, "I thought of calling Drizzsdt to the fore... he'd probably be able to get the staff from her."

Elendr shrugs.

Kadesha nods to Arimantis.

You nod to Arimantis.

Thurfel says, "she will hide the staff and somebody else will find it"

You say, "Neither did I."

You shiver.

Thurfel says, "and the cycle will continue"

Tierus says, "An' we will all die."

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "until the staff gets into their hands"

Sothog says, "And we MAY all die."

Thurfel nods to Tierus.

Elendr nods to Valicar.

Sothog says, "Or we may find it, or they may find it."

Sheka says, "details...."

Sheka scoffs at Sothog.

Sothog nods to Sheka.

Sorkin fades into visibility.

Sothog cackles!

Tierus says, "P'raps ah cin buy it frem 'er."

Tierus chuckles.

Elendr smiles.

Sothog nods to Tierus.

Sothog says, "Another wise plan."

Valicar nods to Sorkin.

Tierus sighs.

Thurfel says, "I am worried about their hordes..."

Valicar says, "cast it"

Haxley just left.

Sorkin gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Sorkin gestures.
Sorkin's group becomes blurred, and then vanishes!

Thurfel says, "but I trust the town is up to them"

Tierus asks, "M'lord Thurfel... dae we know if they 'ave any forces at all?"

Thurfel says, "especially alert and aware"

Kadesha asks, "Thurfel?"

You say, "I am worried at the Nine."

Arimantis says, "Im guessin they are gonna have somethin bigger than skeletons next time"

You bite your lip.

Sothog nods to Arimantis.

Kadesha asks, "are those umbral forces theirs, or are theirs something else, like undead?"

Thurfel says, "I am quite sure they will have a legion of all kinds of beasts"

Ghrom fades into visibility.

Ghrom bows to Thurfel.

Tierus nods to Ghrom in greeting.

Elendr nods to Ghrom.

Demonicos says, "Ghosts invaded Ebon's Gate. To a small degree."

Ghrom says, "evenin folks"

Ghrom asks, "hrm. "they" bein who, might I ask?"

Sheka glances at Ghrom.

Sothog says, "Interesting. Wasn't around for that."

Atoyoz nods to Ghrom in greeting.

Ghrom waves a hand at Sheka, dismissing her indifferently.

Sheka cackles!

Arimantis says, "Ghrom.. the staff was found"

Sheka says, "So nice to be loved. i pray the end is soon for this town."

Arimantis shifts his weight.

Sheka cackles!

Arimantis smirks.

Kadesha gestures into the air.
Kadesha momentarily gets a faroff look in her eyes, and then returns to normal.

Aranrhod sighs sadly.

Ghrom says, "shut yer trap Sheka, or your end will be sooner than later"

Sheka glowers darkly at Ghrom.

Ilvane says, "There is one other option, Thurfel."

Tierus asks, "Dae ye think they are done wif tha possessions, M'lord? Is Xeldria tha last, or cin they take mer?"

Tierus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

You ask, "So ye expect the beasts first, m'lord?"

Sothog asks, "So why are we not at the very least sending the proverbial 'brute squad' out to keep an eye on Xeldria?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Thurfel asks, "what be that Ilvane?"

Thurfel nods to you.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis says, "An.. his rollin pin can hurt ya"

Arimantis nods to Sheka.

Ilvane says, "Her faith may keep her safe from the power of the staff."

Ghrom begins chuckling at Arimantis.

Sheka says, "Yours may be quite unexpectedly soon."

Sheka nods to Ghrom.

Ilvane says, "May keep her from feeling the effects."

Ghrom begins chortling at Sheka.

Sothog says, "Perhaps, perhaps not. We shouldn't take chances."

Ilvane nods to Thurfel.

Arimantis says, "I bob her with mine.. but it don do much.."

Arimantis nods to Ghrom.

Kadesha says, "well Sothog, hafta find her first, an shes not that helpless"

You say, "It didn't in the garden, Ilvane."

Sothog nods to Kadesha.

You look at Ilvane and shake your head.

Sheka leans on Arimantis.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "If Phoen forces his hand in the matter, Amasalen shall, as well, but not on her..."

Ilvane says, "She didn't know what was happening then."

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "It shall be on the town."

Ghrom asks, "tha staff has really been found, or more silliness?"

Sothog says, "I'm concerned not with taking her down, but with keeping an eye on her."

Thurfel says, "if her god chooses to protect her, surely she will be safe"

Kadesha says, "Ilvane says she is in the nations"

Arimantis says, "Her eyes clouded right over"

Ilvane says, "Or what it was."

Tierus nods to Ghrom.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Not that I am adverse to thisss."

Tierus says, "Really been found."

Ilvane says, "I know."

Thurfel asks, "what are the chances of that however?"

Ilvane says, "She is."

Ghrom says, "ah"

You nod to Arimantis.

Ilvane says, "'Very good, actually."

You say, "They were in her for a moment."

Demonicos asks, "How were you sure it was truly the staff?"

You nod to Arimantis.

Demonicos raises an eyebrow.

Ilvane says, "Xeldria is quite faithful."

Kadesha says, "its the real staff"

You say, "Thurfel sensed its power."

Kadesha nods to Ghrom.

Thurfel nods.

Sheka nods.

You say, "and he would know."

Demonicos asks, "Yes, but how were you sure once she wielded it?"

Sheka grins evilly.

Demonicos scratches his chin.

Arimantis says, "The sky turned all black.. an the earth shook.."

You ask, "What makes ye think she can wield it?"

You cock your head at Demonicos.

Demonicos says, "Did it take action at all? I am just curious."

Kadesha says, "she has not wielded it"

You say, "I doubt she can."

Sothog says, "That'd do it."

Thurfel says, "luckily, she hasn't even attempted to use it"

Demonicos says, "By wield I meant hold."

Thurfel says, "or she might be dead"

Demonicos chuckles.

Tierus frowns.

Demonicos says, "Pardon my poor phrasing."

Kadesha says, "Xeldria is not a fool"

Sheka says, "She stood there holding it."

Tierus says, "M'lord Thurfel... mightn't thair be a wiy fer us tae deceive tha Nine? "

Sothog says, "Having godlike power coursing through a mortal body isn't healthy, most of the time."

You say, "She could not put it away."

Thurfel says, "I"m open for ideas"

You say, "She said it would fit in nothing."

Sheka says, "You should have turned her to dust."

Eugenides scoffs.

Sheka stares at Thurfel.

You say, "Would not be contained."

Ilvane nods to you.

Tierus says, "Cast wards an' magics 'round tha other two folks whae hold false staves..."

Elendr says, "Hm."

Sothog says, "Ah, so she's stuck walking around with it in the open."

Elendr rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sothog says, "Great."

Ilvane says, "It won't let her put it away.."

Tierus says, "distract tha Nine's attention fer a time."

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

You say, "For now, aye."

Aranrhod asks, "So how can she come back holding it?"

You nod to Sothog.

Thurfel says, "she likely doesn't even know my keep exists"

Thurfel chuckles.

Sheka asks, "Remember Halfberry?"

Kadesha asks, "possibly a temporary predicament, Iscikella? from shopping?"

Tierus says, "Make 'em think thair is some po'er, whair there be none."

Sheka glances at Ilvane.

Elendr asks, "Just out of curiousity, is it safe to assume that Isci, Atoyoz and I aren't spies here?"

Sheka smirks.

Thurfel says, "of all the folks to find it"

Elendr peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Sothog says, "May as well be wearing a placard saying 'STAFF OF DOOM HERE'."

Ghrom says, "we could pack up fer a month an put a big arse sign up sayin.. "new icemule, thatta way" an paint an arrow pointin south. Once they go south, we can move back."

Aranrhod asks, "Are there not places you have to climb?"

Ghrom rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Atoyoz glances at Elendr.

Alyxandrah says, "My thoughts exactly."

You say, "Possibly."

Aranrhod asks, "With nothing in your hands?"

Tierus asks, "Woul' tha' werk, M'lord?"

Alyxandrah winks at Thurfel.

Tierus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Ghrom says, "nah, prolly wouldn' work"

Ghrom chuckles.

Aranrhod says, "It has been awhile since I made the trip"

You say, "The essence has never shown itself to know anything I know."

Sheka says, "Remind Xeldria of Halfberry."

Sheka smiles at Ilvane.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Plans borne of desperation, mm...this is amusing to see."

Elendr nods to you.

You say, "Doesn't even know people I know."

Sothog asks, "Desperation... or ingenuity?"

Ilvane says, "Shut up, Sheka."

Sothog chuckles.

Sheka smirks.

Xatier rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Demonicos folds his arms over his chest.

Tierus sighs.

Tierus removes an ancient black leather tome from in his black velvet rucksack.

Ghrom grins at Ilvane.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Ingenuity? The Nine have been attracted to the power of the staff like moths to a flame. Parlor tricks will not convince them of anything other, for nothing can compare to the power which emanates forth from it."

Thurfel says, "tis true"

Ghrom asks, "and you know this how?"

Thurfel says, "it is not a bauble"

Sothog asks, "And your point... if you have one?"

Elendr bites his lip.

Alyxandrah looks over at Elendr and shakes her head.

Ilvane nods to Aranrhod.

Sheka says, "She is in a very difficult position."

Elendr peers quizzically at Alyxandrah.

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Tierus sighs.

You ask, "Is there anything special the possessed should watch out for particularly, m'lord?"

You ask, "Any warning?"

Tierus says, "P'raps ah will hunt Xeldria doon an' try tae reason wif 'er."

Alyxandrah says, "How difficult is it? Save a town...destroy a town."

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "My point? That hardly seemsss a plan borne of ingenuity."

You hear someone chuckling.

Eugenides shrugs.

Sothog says, "Perhaps."

Sothog smiles.

Tierus nods to Sothog.

Sheka says, "And may not have the time needed to rue her indecision."

Thurfel says, "I would say if you start casting spells of destruction"

Sheka smirks.

Thurfel says, "its probably a good time to worry Iscikella"

You say, "Well, that would be a first."

You nod to Thurfel.

Eugenides says, "Someone with advice and good reasoning....ahm...intelligence."

You cough.

Sothog nods to you.

Aranrhod blinks.

Sheka glances at you.

Sheka cackles!

Atoyoz begins chuckling at Thurfel.

Kadesha slides an intricate gold and brass ring on her finger.
Suddenly Kadesha vanishes!

Eugenides nods to Alyxandrah.

(Sheka laughs cruelly at Iscikella.)

Alyxandrah just went south.

Thurfel shakes his head.

Elendr furrows his brow.

Eugenides nods.

Tierus removes a vaalin filigree bottle from in his black velvet rucksack.

Tierus sighs.

Ilvane grins at Thurfel.

Eugenides nods to Elendr.

Eugenides nods.

Elendr climbed up a woven palm-frond ladder.

Eugenides wrings his hands.

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sheka says, "it would prove more advantageous for you to get the staff."

You say, "And as I said, my lord, do not hesitate..."

Sheka nods to Thurfel.

Eugenides glances at Tierus.

Thurfel says, "don't mind my silence. I am pondering our options"

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

(Iscikella holds Thurfel's eyes for a brief moment.)

Sothog says, "Indeed. The staff should be acquired with all due haste."

Eugenides raises an eyebrow in Tierus's direction.

Eugenides nods.

Ghrom asks, "our?"

Demonicos says, "I must admit, I am at a loss."

Tierus says, "Well..."

Ghrom peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Tierus sighs.

Sheka asks, "Nervous?"

Sheka sneers at you.

Thurfel says, "our being those who care about Icemule"

Eugenides nods to Tierus.

You say, "He is fighting with us, Ghrom, against the Nine."

Thurfel says, "if you don't, no need to worry"

Tierus asks, "Ah'm goin' tae get rid o' this blood. Cert'nly donnae need protection frem possession now, eh?"

Tierus sighs.

Ghrom smirks.

Sothog nods to Tierus.

Sheka asks, "Were you not told time and time again this would come to be?"

Sheka cocks her head at you.

Ghrom says, "well I hafta tell ya one thing"

Sothog says, "Being told something will happen, doesn't make it so, until it does."

Sheka says, "You will not be fighting against the nine."

Sheka shakes her head at you and clucks her tongue.

Sheka chuckles.

You say, "I will be."

(Tierus uncorks and turns the bottle. Dark reddish fluid drains itself out onto the ground, where it puddles sullenly.)

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

You say, "The hard way."

Arimantis snuggles up to Ilvane.

Sheka looks over at you and shakes her head.

You smirk.

Tierus says, "Eww. Disgustin' stuff."

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "You will be one with the Nine."

You say, "From inside."

Sheka smirks.

Sothog says, "A bit of a different battleground, perhaps."

Tierus gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Tierus gestures at a vaalin filigree bottle.
Tierus hurls a stream of water at a vaalin filigree bottle!
The water scours the filigree bottle clean.

You say, "I will not be."

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

Odevalis grins at Ghrom.

Sheka nods to Odevalis.

Odevalis nods to Sheka in greeting.

Tierus put a vaalin filigree bottle in his black velvet rucksack.

Ghrom says, "if yer ponderin defense of tha town, ya might wanna include folks who are actually defenders of it in knowin what's comin.. not just those who run when Thurfel's around."

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Preciousss little you can do when your conciousness has been shredded to bits, sylph."

Ghrom clasps Odevalis's hand tenderly.

Eugenides nods to Tierus.

Ghrom says, "hi hon"

Ghrom smiles at Odevalis.

You say, "Ye are assuming it will be."

Sheka says, "She remembers not bowing in submission to Him."

Demonicos asks, "So there is one left before the Nine will be complete?"

Demonicos raises an eyebrow.

Sheka chuckles.

Tierus nods to Eugenides.

Odevalis smiles at Ghrom.

Odevalis just kissed Ghrom on the cheek.

Sothog says, "The Fury has already been notified, Ghrom."

Ghrom asks, "Fury?"

Ghrom chuckles.

Sheka asks, "Of their impending deaths?"

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Sothog's direction.

You say, "Bowing is one thing, killing is another. I do not kill."

Sothog says, "No, of yours."

Tierus nods to Eugenides.

Sothog chuckles.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Assume? Already the claws of the Nine wrap around Xeldria, when they channel the staff in her hands..."



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