A Soul Sworn
Leyan, day 4 of the month Koaratos in the year 5101

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease. You also see a gyrfalcon, the Serenitey disk, the Mistykris disk, and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Mauchi, Amlaruil who is sitting, Jestin, Yeaha, Wherly, the body of Eldrec who is lying down, Delthore, Rockina, Trixy, Mehlah, Lady Ilvane, Hhooru, Crinos who is lying down, Riyace who is lying down, Serenitey who is kneeling, Xorvek, Karlite, Taug, Lord Chayy, Pfad, Mistykris, Heuward, Lord Barthwell, Nywvre, Raedas, Calysta who is sitting, Glamdreng who is sitting, Journeyman Amilith who is kneeling
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west.
Alyxandrah followed.

You curtsy to Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "You must repent!"

Ilvane says, "No need to, we haven't done anything wrong."

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Nywvre asks, "How should one repent?"

You ask, "Mehlah, are ye well tonight?"

Ilvane nods to Mehlah.

Mehlah marches up to Nywvre and gives her a crisp salute.

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Mehlah just marched away moving north.

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

You ask, "Mehlah?"

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to Mehlah.

You ask, "Are ye yerself?"

Mehlah asks, "What?"

You ask, "How do ye feel?"

You hear the voice of Taug say, "seems a bit perplexed"

Mehlah says, "I feel fine."

You ask, "No pain tonight?"

A voice says, "Of course he feels fine, he is completely in my power."

Alyxandrah blinks.

Trixy asks, "Why's he look so weird?"

You blink.

You hear the voice of Taug say, "oh oh"

Trixy cocks her head at Alyxandrah.

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

You ask, "And who are ye, voice?"

Trixy blinks.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Trixy's face turns slightly pale.

You hear the voice of Chayy ask, "hrm someone that hides better then me?"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Trixy waves to Alyxandrah.

You hear the voice of Chayy say, "not possible"

Trixy says, "Bye"

Alyxandrah waves to Trixy.

Trixy's knees begin to shake.

Alyxandrah smiles weakly.

Alyxandrah says, "Be safe..."

Ilvane smiles.

You ask, "What need we repent of?"

Mehlah glances at you.

You ask, "Mehlah?"

Mehlah asks, "Have you sworn to Thurfel yet?"

Mehlah breaks out in a sweat.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at you.

You ask, "Sworn?"

Ilvane blinks.

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Mehlah says, "You must."

Ilvane asks, "Why would she swear to Thurfel?"

You hear the voice of Chayy say, "sworn to Thurfel? i was not aware he was a god"

You say, "I made a pledge..."

You hear someone chuckling.

Mehlah exclaims, "The fires comes!"

Ilvane glances at Mehlah.

Ilvane asks, "Are you another creation of his?"

Mehlah screams!

the Legendary Lord Blizzerdd just arrived.

You ask, "What much I swear?"

Ilvane cocks her head at Mehlah.

You rub Mehlah.

Alyxandrah asks, "Are you in pain?"

You say, "Must..."

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Mehlah.

Blizzerdd flashes a wide grin.

You rub Mehlah.

You blink at Blizzerdd.

You hear the voice of Taug say, "evenin M'Lord Blizzerdd"

Chayy says, "how odd"

Blizzerdd says, "Evening"

Ilvane just hugged Blizzerdd.

You say, "Mehlah is in pain again..."

Blizzerdd just hugged Ilvane.

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
At this point Blizzerdd alone heard:

Mehlah whispers, "Suffer and die!"
***END NOTE***

Blizzerdd breaks out in a sweat, mopping his brow constantly.

Mehlah turns towards Blizzerdd and renders a sharp salute with his large sign.

You ask, "What will swearing to Thurfel do to stop the fire, Mehlah?"

Ilvane blinks at Blizzerdd.

Alyxandrah blinks at Blizzerdd.

Chayy waves to Sheka.

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Sheka nods to Chayy.

Mehlah exclaims, "Greetings follower of Thurfel!"

Sheka glances at Mehlah.

Blizzerdd sways back and forth.

Ilvane asks, "Are you alright, Blizzerdd?"

Alyxandrah asks, "Follower of Thurfel?"

Blizzerdd says, "Uh oh..."

You blink at Blizzerdd.

Alyxandrah laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Ilvane rubs Blizzerdd gently.

Chayy searches around for a moment.

You ask, "Ye allright, love?"

You touch Blizzerdd.

(Iscikella stares with concern at Blizzerdd.)

Blizzerdd says, "Aye is the annoyance.."

Blizzerdd breaks out in a sweat.

Chayy nods.

Blizzerdd glances at some fitted elven scale mail with a dagger pierced heart emblazoned on the right shoulder and grins.

Sheka asks, "You being bothered again Slaver?"

You ask, "Yfa?"

Mehlah exclaims, "You will all repent!"

Sheka rubs Blizzerdd gently.

Ilvane flails her arms about.

You blink at Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "Else you will twist in the fire!"

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

You ask, "Mehlah, can ye explain what ye mean?"

Ilvane says, "If repent means give in, you are sorely mistaken."

You stare at Mehlah.

Blizzerdd asks, "I welcome the pain Melah, do you?"

Blizzerdd grins at Mehlah.

Sheka cocks her head at Blizzerdd.

Sheka says, "Hmmm"

Mehlah chants softly, 'Mehleh is no more, he is one of us now."

Ilvane flails her arms about.

You ask, "One of the nine?"

You touch Mehlah.

You hear a deranged cackling nearby.

Sheka asks, "You are of the Nine? Of Amasalen? Of both?"

You say, "But ye are still there, Mehlah..."

Mehlah exclaims, "You must repent!"

Chayy asks, "who is cacklin in the shadows like a goon?"

Chayy grumbles.

Mehlah exclaims, "Else you will become like me!"

Alyxandrah grins at Chayy.

Mehlah exclaims, "Taken!"

Mehlah exclaims, "Sworn!"

Mehlah exclaims, "Gone!"

You ask, "Sworn?"

You hear the voice of Taug say, "the one who claims to control Mehlah"

Sheka says, "Gone."

You ask, "What did ye swear?"

Sheka glances at you.

Blizzerdd says, "I shall never be one of your pawns though. Is nothing more than an annoyance."

Sheka smiles chillingly.

Calypt babbles something unintelligible.

Calypt asks, "kin someone please get mey nerves?"

Ilvane says, "Don't let it happen then, your mind has to be strong..they can't take you if you don't let them"

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

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

Alyxandrah gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Chayy paces back and forth.

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

Chayy searches around for a moment.

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

Alyxandrah says, "I didna know I was in TC."

Alyxandrah just nudged Calypt.

Chayy grins at Alyxandrah.

Sheka says, "It is too late. As it is for you."

Calypt smiles at Alyxandrah.

Calypt just hugged Alyxandrah.

Sheka smiles at you.

Chayy just tickled Alyxandrah.

Ilvane shakes her head.

Sheka says, "And you."

Sheka nods to Blizzerdd.

Calypt asks, "how ye doing?"

Calypt blinks.

Blizzerdd says a prayer to Thurfel under his breath.

Calypt says, "oh thanks fer healing me"

Ilvane blinks.

You blink at Blizzerdd.

Alyxandrah blinks at Blizzerdd.

Sheka blinks at Blizzerdd.

Blizzerdd mutters under his breath.

You ask, "Love?"

Sheka cackles!

Ilvane asks, "A prayer to a man?"

Chayy moves to stand in front of Alyxandrah.

Calypt blinks.

Mehlah turns towards Blizzerdd and renders a sharp salute with his large sign.

Calypt says, "why is eveyrone here"

Blizzerdd babbles something unintelligible.

You ask, "What is happening?"

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

You say, "Mehlah, explain..."

(Iscikella stares strongly at Mehlah.)

Blizzerdd says, "I said what nice weather...not a..."

Blizzerdd coughs.

Calypt asks, "der a cloud?"

Setzier whispers, "A pity... seems you're losing your mind, your body... and now your husband."

Alyxandrah nods to Angelrise.

Angelrise scratches her chin.

A voice cackles, "Blizzerdd. Soon to be one of us."

Ilvane begins chuckling at Blizzerdd.

You hear the voice of Taug say, "never"

Ilvane shakes her head.

Angelrise flashes a wide grin.

Mehlah screams!

Ilvane says, "No."

Sheka smiles at Blizzerdd.

Calypt shrugs.

Angelrise says, "oo"

You exclaim, "Quiet, jackal!"

Angelrise shifts her weight.

Sheka says, "How nice."

You blink at Mehlah.

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

You rub Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Calypt nods to Alyxandrah.

Chayy says, "he cacklin voice, your a goon"

Calypt leans on Alyxandrah.

Mehlah exclaims, "Join us!"

Blizzerdd says, "I am sure my lord will have a say in that.. Mularos is not to be trifled with..."

You say, "No, we will not join ye."

Uhanna asks, "join who?"

Sheka says, "Aye you shall."

Uhanna asks, "me?"

Uhanna bounces around happily.

Sheka nods to you.

Uhanna cowers.

Sheka chuckles.

Uhanna says, "eeps"

Chayy says, "this is my town, everyone is joined with me"

You say, "But, Mehlah, ye are there still..."

Chayy nods.

Entrice looks over at Uhanna and shakes her head.

Blizzerdd says, "Now the suffereing I welcome..."

You point at Mehlah.

Chayy grumbles.

Blizzerdd coughs.

You say, "Inside."

Entrice says, "shhh"

Setzier whispers, "You've been broken, battered, and left to die in the snow... give in already. Life will be much easier."

Uhanna begins pouting.

Mehlah exclaims, "You will feel his power!"

Ilvane says, "Power at the expense of souls, not worth it. "

Calypt nods to Chayy.

You cover your ears.

Alyxandrah leans on Sheka.

You exclaim, "Jackal!"

Mehlah exclaims, "The flames will come!"

Sheka smiles at Alyxandrah.

Calypt blinks.

You ask, "The power of Amasalen?"

Ilvane says, "Would rather die than give in to the Lord of lies.."

Chayy asks, "and i will prolly smell his breath too eh?"

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Alyxandrah laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Blizzerdd slowly paces to his right, moving in a circle around Mehlah.

Chayy raises an eyebrow in Mehlah's direction.

Sheka cackles!

Mehlah exclaims, "Sheka will twist in the fire like a marshmellow at a picnic!"

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

Sheka glowers darkly at Mehlah.

Curthieus chuckles.

Alyxandrah appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Calypt chuckles.

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Blizzerdd nods to Mehlah.

Mehlah cackles insanely, wild-eyed and drooling.

Angelrise rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Uhanna moves to stand behind Entrice.

Sheka says, "Eat those words Fool."

Blizzerdd says, "And I shall be happy to stoke that fire"

Blizzerdd grins at Sheka.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Sheka waves a hand at Blizzerdd, dismissing him indifferently.

A voice says, 'Yes, you will my slave.'

You say, "Well, that is an interesting thought, but..."

You blink.

Alyxandrah stares off into space.

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

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

Corbinn nods.

You ask, "Who will be your slave?"

Sheka exclaims, "I serve the Queen of Lornon!"

Kadesha snorts at Sheka.

Mehlah glances at Blizzerdd.

Sheka says, "i am noone's slave."

Mehlah starts chortling.

Blizzerdd says, "Watch yer words...Any slaves taken here will be mine..."

Armaxis whispers, "Do you feel it, inside you, calling to you?" A voice whispers quietly to your side, a soft bout of laughter following soon after. "Heed the call...let the essence run through your veinsss..."

Chayy asks, "why don ya come out here and let us have a look at ya hiddin one?"

Blizzerdd glances at you.

Blizzerdd just gave you a smooch.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent fools!"

Ilvane asks, "The master becomes the slave?"

Ilvane grins at Blizzerdd.

Akater just hugged Kadesha.

Mehlah exclaims, "Do so now!"

Ilvane shakes her head.

Alyxandrah asks, "Who are YOU calling a fool?"

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Mehlah.

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Calypt blinks.

Mehlah marches up to Nissra and gives her a crisp salute.

You exclaim, "Mehlah! I am not one's slave!"

Mehlah just marched away moving north.

Calypt says, "no tis a fool around here"

[Icemule Trace, North Road]
The air takes on a definite chill here. To the north, you can see the gleam of sunshine reflecting off ice, and it seems the road is headed straight into the glacier. To the north and east, the Temple rises above the city on a hill of ice, watching over the city and shining like a polished crystal.
Also here: Mehlah
Obvious paths: north, south.
Alyxandrah followed.

Setzier whispers, "Are you so sure about that?"

Kadesha asks, "repent of what?"

Sheka glowers darkly at Mehlah.

Kadesha chuckles.

Alyxandrah glances at Mehlah.

Ichiko raises an eyebrow.

You say, "Mehlah, ye still have yer will, if ye will but fight..."

You touch Mehlah.

A bolt a lightning cracks into the ground.

Alyxandrah blinks.

You blink.

Uhanna blinks.

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

You hear someone snicker.

Ichiko blinks.

Sheka asks, "I sought to try to help you. And you threaten me?"

Blizzerdd squints.

Sheka glowers.

Uhanna takes a few steps back.

(Iscikella stares at the lightning.)

Ilvane gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Entrice moves to stand in front of Uhanna.

Mehlah exclaims, "Fear the master!"

Chayy exclaims, "bring on ya dark magic demon!"

Kadesha hangs her head.

Mehlah exclaims, "I am taken!"

Blizzerdd surveys the area.

Mehlah exclaims, "All is lost!"

You exclaim, "No, Mehlah!"

Mehlah exclaims, "The fires come!"

Blizzerdd just tried to pull Mehlah towards him!

Alyxandrah says, "All is not lost."

Calypt leans on Alyxandrah.

You try to pull Mehlah towards you.

Kadesha runs her hand softly over the surface of her Lorminstra symbol. A pale glow surrounds the symbol as its surface shimmers for a moment with the image of a golden key on a field of black.

You hear a gagging sound.

Ilvane says, "It was just lightning..don't give in."

Setzier whispers, "The fire spreads from inside you... and at your hand, the town will be laid to waste."

Ilvane looks over at Mehlah and shakes her head.

Ichiko squints.

Kadesha asks, "sir?"

A voice cackles, "He is one with us now."

Kadesha peers quizzically at Mehlah.

Tazelhoffe sighs.

Sheka says, "I was not impressed."

Chayy shakes his head.

You exclaim, "Jackal, the town will not be laid waste!"

You flail your arms about.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "He is what you shall be -- nothing but a puppet to the whims of the Lord of Blood."

Blizzerdd glowers.

You exclaim, "He is not, snake!"

Chayy says, "oh lordy, snakie boy is here too"

You flail your arms about.

Blizzerdd says, "Ahh Armaxis.."

Chayy gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Tazelhoffe says, "might be"

Kadesha says, "Armaxis, speaking of puppets"

Ilvane rubs Mehlah gently.

Kadesha mutters under her breath.

Sheka says, "Hello Armaxis."

Mehlah shudders.

You hear the voice of Setzier say, "Say the words, Sylvan. To the Blood you submit, and you shall find tranquility."

Chayy says, "he is snakie boy"

Chayy nods.

Mehlah exclaims, "The pain takes me. I must not listen!"

Mehlah says, "I must obey!"

Sheka says, "And you of the hairpiece."

Sheka stares off into space.

You exclaim, "NO!"

Uhanna's eyes widen as she trembles in quiet panic.

Ilvane says, "No, fight it.."

You exclaim, "Mehlah, ye mustn't!"

You say, "Ye must fight."

Kadesha says, "Mehlah, Lorminstra would seek to free you if you let her"

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

You bravely hold back your tears, your eyes glistening with pain.

Ilvane says, "Don't let them scare you into submitting..you have a choice.."

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Yesss, you will obey. All shall kneel in supplication of the Lord of Blood or perish."

You say, "I know is painful..."

You hear the voice of Setzier say, "It is too late for the halfling... the Blood Lord has him."

Blizzerdd exclaims, "Do what yer master tells ye!"

A sickly glow pulses for a moment somewhere in the shadows.

Blizzerdd grins at Mehlah.

Calypt says, "everyone does..."

A faint glint of reddish light appears in the shadows.

Kadesha frowns.

You glance at Blizzerdd.

You ask, "Love?"

Uhanna gazes up into the heavens.

Mehlah says, "Your master is mine Blizzerdd."

Chayy says, "Armaxis, go slither under a rock er somthing"

Sheka says, "You have no choice but to obey."

Mehlah says, "We both serve him."

You ask, "What?"

Calypt says, "if we perish...our influenece will still always last"

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Ilvane blinks.

You ask, "Who do ye speak of, Mehlah?"

Blizzerdd says, "Then we both serve the master of pain. I serve no other."

Mehlah shudders.

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

Setzier whispers, "The Blood Lord has your husband and your body... there is not much hope for you."

You exclaim, "Jackal, stop!"

Kadesha glances at Blizzerdd.

Mehlah says, "My master says Blizzerdd is one of the 10."

Kadesha mutters under her breath.

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

Chayy says, "you still have a lil bit a sssssstuder there Armaxis"

Chayy grunts. How charming.

Calypt blinks.

Ilvane glances at Blizzerdd.

Kadesha squints at Mehlah.

CRACK! Blizzerdd raises the whip in an arc high above his head and snaps it back with great force and finesse. As he turns his wrist, the whip cracks loudly in response.
Blizzerdd's form is near perfect as the whip circles about him and settles to the ground in a coil.

Kadesha glances at Blizzerdd.

Blizzerdd says, "I think not"

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

You say, "The essence filled him, aye, but he is still himself too."

Setzier whispers, "Soon, the Blood Lord will take each of your friends into his grasp as slaves for his bidding... and then you'll be alone until you Submit."

You say, "As am I..."

You say, "As are ye, Mehlah..."

Mehlah says, "He is for now."

Sheka says, "Temporarily."

Sheka smirks.

Mehlah says, "As I once was."

Mehlah says, "He will give in."

Mehlah says, "Soon."

Sheka smiles at you.

You blink at Mehlah.

Kadesha frowns at Mehlah.

Blizzerdd scoffs.

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

Mehlah says, "The pain is too great."

Sheka smiles at Blizzerdd.

Setzier suddenly fades into view.

Setzier grins slowly.

Sheka glances at Setzier.

Sheka nods to Setzier.

Mehlah says, "You must obey."

Kadesha squints at Setzier.

Setzier shifts his eyes to you.

Mehlah says, "You must repent."

Blizzerdd says, "Ahh another snake arrives."

You ask, "Obey? Repent?"

Blizzerdd bows to Setzier.

Ilvane says, "You are too cocky..to think you can force someone to choose."

Mehlah exclaims, "Swear to the council!"

Blizzerdd snickers.

Calypt says, "never"

You ask, "Swear?"

Alyxandrah nods to Chayy.

Mehlah exclaims, "Swear to Thurfel!"

Kadesha scowls at Mehlah.

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

Setzier says, "Simple words for serenity, Sylvan. Say them, and it will be over."

Alyxandrah squints at Mehlah.

Ichiko glances at Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Ilvane glares at Setzier.

Chayy asks, "swear to the council?"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

You say, "Thurfel fights the Council, Mehlah..."

Blizzerdd says, "I swear to no man."

Chayy laughs!

Entrice says, "I swear at them, not to them"

Kadesha works her fingers under her eonake mesh coif and scratches her head.

Sheka asks, "Thurfel has chosen to work again with the Council then?"

Blizzerdd swear in a fluid mixture of common and elven at Mehlah.

Sheka cocks her head at Mehlah.

Ilvane says, "Unless he has fooled you."

Calypt cackles!

Ilvane nods to you.

Setzier laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Setzier says, "So foolish, and so forgetful."

Alyxandrah furrows her brow.

Mehlah screams!

Sheka says, "I thought he could be influenced."

You glance at Setzier.

Calypt blinks.

Mehlah says, "Yes master."

Sheka glances at you.

Sheka sneers.

You try to pull Mehlah towards you.

Kadesha just touched Mehlah.

A wave of power flows out of Kadesha and toward Mehlah who is surrounded by a soft white light.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Mehlah.

You ask, "Are ye allright?"

You blink at Mehlah.

Setzier wraps his black rapture cloak around himself, causing a dark haze to enshroud him.

A voice chuckles.

Blizzerdd asks, "Who is this voice?"

Blizzerdd glowers.

Kadesha mutters something about snakes.

Mehlah exclaims, "No!!!"

You ask, "Mehlah?"

Alyxandrah says, "A coward."

Alyxandrah nods to Blizzerdd.

Setzier slowly paces to his left, moving in a circle around you.

Mehlah exclaims, "I only said what you told me to say!"

Kadesha says, "Mehlah, do not listen to the snakes"

Blizzerdd stands in front of you.

Blizzerdd shakes his head at Setzier and clucks his tongue.

Setzier smiles quietly to himself.

Mehlah exclaims, "Don't hurt me any more!"

Sheka stares at Mehlah.

Ilvane frowns.

Chayy says, "some idiot that know he would get his butt wooped if he caome out here"

Chayy grunts. How charming.

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Calypt chuckles.

Ilvane whispers, "He reminds me so much of Halfberry, it's eerie."

(Iscikella takes hold of Mehlah's wrist and rubs it gently.)

You nod to Ilvane.

Sheka says, "Thurfel has chosen to work again with the Council then"

Sheka nods to Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah looks over at Sheka and shakes her head.

Ilvane closes her eyes for a moment.

You say, "Mehlah, let me take some of the pain... empathically."

Sheka says, "It is what he is saying."

Mehlah exclaims, "Thurfel is a demon!"

Setzier whispers, "You bring it upon yourself, and those around you, you know."

You say, "It will help ye fight."

Mehlah screams!

Alyxandrah stares at Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "No!"

Sheka squints at Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "Don't hurt me!"

Chayy asks, "doubtful, why would Thurfel want to share his power with the council?"

Setzier glances at Mehlah.

Mehlah falls over.

You kneel down.

Ilvane says, "Mehlah.."

Ilvane kneels down.

Uhanna's face turns slightly pale.

Mehlah crawls into a ball.

Blizzerdd moves to stand in front of Mehlah.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Sheka stares at Mehlah.

Kadesha rubs Mehlah gently.

Alyxandrah just touched Mehlah.

Ilvane just tried to pull Mehlah towards her!

Mehlah exclaims, "Please don't hurt me!"

Uhanna gasps.

Blizzerdd rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Kadesha sighs.

(Iscikella rubs Mehlah's back gently.)

You say, "Try and let me help."

Ichiko kneels down.

Sheka says, "Leave him be."

Blizzerdd licks a leather whip.

Sheka glares at you.

Kadesha stares at Sheka.

You glare at Sheka.

You say, "He is in pain."

Ichiko asks, "Mehlah..is Thurfel doing this to ye?"

You say, "And I can help ease pain."

Ilvane just hugged Mehlah.

You say, "If nothing else."

You say, "So quiet, Sheka."

Sheka says, "He should be. He serves not well at all."

Ilvane says, "All will be alright, don't let them do this to you.."

Blizzerdd asks, "Does it feel nice little slave?" Kadesha says, "he does not choose to serve, Sheka"

You glance at Blizzerdd.

Setzier gazes up into the heavens.

Blizzerdd begins to twitch.

Setzier laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Kadesha glances at Blizzerdd.

Blizzerdd sings the praises of Thurfel.

Sheka asks, "It is a bit late for choice now....isn't it?"

(Iscikella rubs gently at Mehlah's back.)

Sheka smirks.

You blink at Blizzerdd.

You hear someone snicker.

Ilvane glances at Blizzerdd.

Alyxandrah gawks at Blizzerdd.

You ask, "Love?"

Sheka glances at you.

Ichiko gasps.

Ichiko stands up.

Mehlah exclaims, "The pain!"

Sheka begins chuckling at Blizzerdd.

Kadesha gazes up into the heavens.

Setzier squints at Mehlah.

Entrice rubs her chin thoughtfully.

A colorful flare rises into the air high above Icemule Trace.

Chayy leans on his falchion.

You say, "Let me take some of the pain Mehlah."

Ilvane frowns.

Kadesha says, "I tol ya not to trust Thurfel, Iscikella"

You hear someone mutter halflings.

You hear the sound of someone snorting.

Sheka smiles cruelly at Mehlah.

Entrice says, "looks like all the enitties are coming to life"

Several cracks emenate near Mehlah.

Calypt asks, "how do ye know who ta believe?"

Mehlah screams!

Chayy says, "i do not think this is Thurfels doin"

Setzier says, "You're not a fitting slave if you cannot take the pain, I would dispose of you were you mine."

Chayy grunts. How charming.

You blink.

Blizzerdd takes off a red Mularos symbol.

Alyxandrah pulls Mehlah to his feet.

Mehlah exclaims, "My fingers!"

Sheka nods to Setzier.

Blizzerdd just gave a gilded mein Mularos symbol a smooch.

Ilvane blinks.

Mehlah exclaims, "They are broken!"

Mehlah swoons.

Ilvane stands up.

You say, "Oh, his hands..."

Blizzerdd just gave a red Mularos symbol a smooch.

Ichiko frowns.

(Iscikella takes Mehlah's hands in hers.)

As Blizzerdd turns a small protrusion on the back of his symbol, it splits in two and begins to unfold in the palm of his hand. The two halves of the once smooth surface slowly press together and the general appearance of a statuette begins to take shape. As he finishes turning the crank, the symbol finishes its odd transformation and leaves him holding a small statuette in its place.

Setzier slowly paces to his right, moving in a circle around you.

Ilvane glances at Setzier.

(Iscikella gently messages the fingers of Mehlah's hands.)

Kadesha stands in front of you.

Ilvane mutters under her breath.

Kadesha turns to face Setzier.

Mehlah lets out a yelp!

Sheka says, "Hold He that will take you."

Sheka nods to you.

Setzier removes a rusty iron needle from in his leather bag.

Sheka cackles!

Setzier grins slowly.

Uhanna cringes.

Mehlah exclaims, "No, please, it hurts!"

Curthieus removes a ceremonial jeweled eonake crosier from in his slim white boots.

You say, "Mehlah, I can take the pain... let me."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Blizzerdd stands in front of you.

Setzier moves to stand behind you.

Blizzerdd says, "No love, is too dangerous..."

Ilvane scowls at Setzier.

Setzier raises his iron needle skyward!

(Curthieus begins to pass the crosier over Mehlah in an effect to ease his suffering.)

Ichiko glances at Setzier.

You say, "He needs help..."

Ilvane exclaims, "Get away!"

The pain flees from Mehlah's eyes.

Kadesha says, "Mehlah, I was once held by the serpent, but Lorminstra was able to free me"

Echinox asks, "any particular reason for da gathering?"

Blizzerdd says, "Asides he is at his master's will and that is too sacred a bond."

Setzier glances at Ilvane.

Setzier sneers at Ilvane.

You notice a vein pulsing in Blizzerdd's forehead.

Echinox smiles at you.

Sheka cocks her head at Mehlah.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "You cannot take the pain which one of the Nine inflictsss...such rage they feel for being imprisoned so wrongfully. You would die trying."

Kadesha smiles at Curthieus.

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to Mehlah.

Caphyri blinks.

Kadesha runs her hand softly over the surface of her Lorminstra symbol. A pale glow surrounds the symbol as its surface shimmers for a moment with the image of a golden key on a field of black.

Ilvane glowers darkly at Setzier.

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

Kadesha just touched Mehlah.

You say, "He is better..."

A halfling wizard just arrived.

Sheka glances at Ilvane.

Sheka smirks.

Ilvane beams happily at Curthieus!

Setzier shifts his eyes to you.

Entrice says, "I seen the pain leave him"

Curthieus smiles.

Curthieus gazes up into the heavens.

Ilvane exclaims, "Your staff worked!"

Mehlah chants softly, "The fires come."

You say, "Does it ease, Mehlah."

A halfling wizard grumbled his way south.

Kadesha says, "like the pain you will know Armaxis when you learn what Luukos real reward is"

Mehlah chants softly, "You must be ready."

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

(Iscikella sits back on her heels.)

Calypt says, "tis better ta fight and die....rather than join sides witht he council"

Sheka says, "But what of the Misguided One now? She sucked up that which was coming to him."

You ask, "Ready in what way?"

Curthieus raises his jeweled eonake crosier skyward!

Ilvane nods to Calypt.

Setzier says, "Fire will spread across this town, and harvest the flesh into nothing but charred corpses."

Blizzerdd idly picks at a black leather binding harness.

Alyxandrah places her hand on her blue silk pouch.

Mastys scoffs.

You glance at Sheka.

You hear the voice of Taug say, "an we will be ready to defend"

Chayy says, "doubtful"

Curthieus recites:
"Lorminstra Please aid Mehlah in his Struggle."

Sheka grins coldly, her eyes reflecting no emotion.

Mehlah exclaims, "Danger abounds!"

Curthieus waves a ceremonial jeweled eonake crosier around.

Setzier laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Calypt says, "and i will laugh when the council turns their backs on their followers"

Mehlah exclaims, "Trust nothing what you see!"

You say, "Ye speak of fires, Mehlah..."

Blizzerdd put a leather whip in his raw white silk robe.

Mehlah exclaims, "Trust nothing what you hear!"

A halfling wizard just arrived.

Chayy says, "mule has stood for a very long time, and it will continue to do so"

Chayy grunts. How charming.

You blink at Mehlah.

Calypt nods to Chayy.

Ichiko nods to Chayy.

Mehlah exclaims, "The fires come!"

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

Ilvane nods.

Caphyri says, "I have stumbled on some den of Lornonites and madmen."

Mehlah exclaims, "You must repent!"

Caphyri wrinkles her nose.

Blizzerdd sways back and forth.

Mehlah exclaims, "Free yourselves!"

Sheka says, "They won't"

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "All things mortal are never permanent...thisss town's end is nearing."

Sheka looks over at Mehlah and shakes her head.

The halfling wizard mutters, "Ya works hard all yer life, and for what? Ya finds nobody knows yer name!"

You say, "Mehlah, ye must try and think clearly..."

Mehlah exclaims, "The fires cleanse!"

Setzier says, "They're not ready, they'll never be ready. Death rained upon them thrice, and they fell like flies."

Chayy says, "not while i stand snakie boy"

(Iscikella rubs lightly at Mehlah's forehead.)

Mehlah exclaims, "Yay even the misguided!"

Curthieus smiles and passes the crosier over Mehlah's head.

Sheka says, "They are buts fools."

You hear the voice of Taug say, "an yet we still are here"

Calypt bows.

The halfling wizard glances at the longsword in his hand and mumbles something about the quality of imported goods.

Sheka says, "They should be taken."

Sheka paces back and forth.

Chayy says, "you come befor are gates and an enemy you will be cut down"

Caphyri surveys the area.

You ask, "Misguided?"

Blizzerdd says, "He needs clarity"

Blizzerdd nods to Mehlah.

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Caphyri says, "I smell Luukosians."

Someone hisses from the shadows behind Caphyri.

Mehlah says, "I stared into the crystal tonite."

Caphyri turns around.

Setzier shifts his eyes to Mehlah.

You ask, "The crystal?"

Ilvane blinks at Mehlah.

You ask, "What crystal is that?"

(Calypt fades into darkness)

Curthieus says, "Mehlah, let me wash you clean friend."

Kadesha squints at Mehlah.

Blizzerdd waves a hand at the halfling wizard, shooing it off.

Sheka asks, "Midguided?"

Sheka smiles at you.

You hear the voice of Calypt say, "night all"

Sheka cackles!

Chayy leans on Alyxandrah.

Mehlah says, "I saw the fires come from afar."

Setzier tightens his grip on his iron needle.

Uhanna nods.

Mehlah says, "They swept down."

(Iscikella gazes intently at Mehlah, trying to keep his gaze centered.)

Mehlah says, "Nothing remained."

You ask, "Swept down through the town?"

Setzier says, "As is how it should be."

Chayy asks, "sssssomthing wrong armaxix? no more words of doom and glome?"

Chayy grunts. How charming.

A sickly glow pulses for a moment somewhere in the shadows.

Armaxis fades into sight next to you.

Chayy smiles at Armaxis.

Caphyri takes a few steps back.

Sheka nods to Armaxis.

Kadesha glowers darkly at Armaxis.

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

You glance at Armaxis.

Sheka waves a hand at Kadesha, dismissing her indifferently.

Sheka sneers.

(Iscikella touches her throat lightly.)

Chayy says, "wow you are just soo scary"

(Setzier slips behind Iscikella again, the needle poised in his hand.)

Kadesha says, "Armaxis owes a debt"

Chayy gazes up into the heavens.

Kadesha stands in front of you.

Mehlah curls into a ball.

Ilvane moves to stand in front of Setzier.

Blizzerdd peers quizzically at Mehlah.

Setzier sneers at Ilvane.

Ichiko kneels down.

Ilvane stares at Setzier.

Curthieus moves to stand in front of Mehlah.

Ilvane exclaims, "Get back!"

Ichiko just hugged Mehlah.

Setzier exclaims, "Out of my way, wretch!"

(Iscikella rubs at Mehlah's back once more.)

Armaxis says, "And you are far too loud."

(Kadesha shoves Setzier away from Iscikella)

Ilvane gives Setzier a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Sheka glances at Mehlah.

Armaxis nods to Chayy.

Mehlah exclaims, "Protect me!"

Armaxis glances at Mehlah.

Chayy says, "why thank you, i do try"

Chayy nods to Armaxis.

Setzier curses darkly, his eyes narrowing in spite.

A halfling wizard grumbled his way south.

Kadesha glowers darkly at Setzier.

Ilvane kneels down.

Setzier shifts his eyes to Kadesha.

Armaxis says, "Come with me, I'll give you all the...protection you need."

Setzier laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Entrice mutters shakes.

You say, "Mehlah, ye do have folk here who would help."

(Sheka cackles darkly as she watches in amusement.)

Armaxis smiles down at Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "Or die in the flames!"

A bone-tipped arrow suddenly appears as it shatters against a sturdy brass trunk.
Taug is revealed from hiding.

Chayy says, "leave him alone snake"

You glare at Armaxis.

Mehlah stands up.

You exclaim, "Leave him be!"

Caphyri says, "Which of thee fights for Liabo in this town? I will join thee. The stench of the coffin is deep here and Icemule is too fair to fall."

You stand back up.

Armaxis asks, "He is already aligned with the Nine, is he not your enemy?"

Kadesha says, "you best not lay one finger against her jackal"

Ichiko nods to Caphyri.

Ilvane stands up.

You say, "He is in pain."

You say, "Fighting."

Blizzerdd nods to you.

Blizzerdd grins coldly, his eyes reflecting no emotion.

Armaxis glances at you.

Sheka asks, "I thought you took his pain?"

(Caphyri moves to stand beside Ichiko.)

Chayy stares at Armaxis.

Sheka cocks her head at you.

You hear the sound of someone snorting.

Armaxis says, "Study him closely, it is soon to be your fate as well."

Curthieus gazes up into the heavens.

You say, "I took what I could."

You wave a hand at Armaxis, dismissing him indifferently.

Ilvane looks over at Armaxis and shakes her head.

Setzier says, "As you should know personally, dwarf, I need not even touch to do my will."

Sheka asks, "You see how useless and helpless you are in this?"

Chayy tightly flexes his muscles and displays a symbol of Kai tattoo on his forearm.

Sheka smirks.

A black spider lowers itself on a silken thread from Alyxandrah's shoulder and then skitters out of sight beneath her cloak.

Curthieus says, "please Lorminstra give me the strength to wash the pain from Mehlah."

Ichiko says, "You speak of Mehlah, do ye? He is a victim, not an enemy"

A voice says, "Even Armaxis, will become one of us."

Kadesha says, "and you Armaxis, will surely die for your deeds against her and against me tonight"

Blizzerdd says, "His pain will pass.."

Curthieus raises his jeweled eonake crosier skyward!

Blizzerdd begins chuckling at Armaxis.

Alyxandrah grins.

Ichiko nods to Caphyri.

Kadesha says, "well voice, you can have Armaxis"

Alyxandrah waggles her fingers mystically at Armaxis. How nice.

Curthieus says, "Mehlah be washed free from the pain ..."

Caphyri says, "I know not which is Mehlah."

Curthieus gestures at Mehlah.

Holy water sprays forth and cleanses Mehlah!
A large splash of water drenches Mehlah from head to toe!

Kadesha says, "he will learn his lords true nature then wont he"

You whisper quietly to Mehlah, "Let me take what I can of the pain... to help ye fight..."

Chayy asks, "hey shadow person... what is once of you?"

Chayy grunts. How charming.

A voice says, "Or he will die."

Setzier slowly paces to his left, moving in a circle around you.

Armaxis says, "I will die in service to His wishes -- the town shall fall, and He shall be appeased by fall of such a heathenousss town."

Caphyri says, "But I see many here with symbols of the evil moon."

Armaxis raises his hand to his bronze Luukos symbol, touching the image of a green serpent.

Caphyri glances at Armaxis.

You glance at Armaxis.

Chayy waves a hand at Armaxis, dismissing him indifferently.

Kadesha says, "and you will just be another soul consumed Armaxis"

You exclaim, "It will not be so, snake!"

Sheka's Eorgina amulet emits a soft grey glow.

Curthieus rubs Mehlah gently.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Kadesha asks, "you actually think Luukos cares about you?"

Setzier says, "The Shadows shall consume this town in a burning blaze, and those that stand in the path will smolder."

Entrice just touched some carved ivory prayer beads.

Kadesha scoffs at Armaxis.

Mehlah just marched away moving north.

Ilvane mutters under her breath.

[Icemule Trace, North Road]
The cobblestone street is slick in some places, covered in frozen puddles. The glacier looms much closer now and actually seems to have spread over the town to either side. The citizens have taken this in stride and have carved buildings from the ice to live and work in.
Also here: Mehlah
Obvious paths: north, south, east.
Alyxandrah followed.

You sigh.

Setzier narrows his eyes.

You hear someone yawn.

You say, "Mehlah, ye must try..."

Mehlah exclaims, "You must all repent!"

You say, "I know is difficult..."

Alyxandrah says, "No one will repent."

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Sheka says, "Worry about yourself. Not him."

Sheka sneers at you.

Kadesha says, "well your not likely to feel that way when hes had his will with you, Armaxis, but it will be too late for you anyway"

Kylea peers quizzically at Mehlah.

Curthieus asks, "Repent for what Mehlah? trying to aid you in your struggle?"

Armaxis says, "I have felt His embrace in death already, as have you."

Caphyri says, "All must repent before death, or face punishement. But I know not to whom thou wishest us repent, stranger."

Armaxis nods to Kadesha.

Chayy says, "i say was all make fun of Armaxis speech impediment"

Ichiko exclaims, "I did not come here to watch Amasalen slaughter innocents for his amusement..and he will not do so!"

Chayy ducks his head.

You say, "Mehlah, who is yer master? Speak his name..."

Kadesha begins to twitch.

Setzier says, "Twice you have."

Setzier nods to Kadesha.

Setzier grins slowly.

Mehlah screams!

Mehlah screams!

Blizzerdd asks, "Soon Mehlah, yer new master will tire with you, like all masters do. Still I wonder what that means for the rest of us?"

Mehlah screams!

Sheka waves a hand at Ichiko, dismissing her indifferently.

Mehlah screams!

Setzier shifts his eyes to Mehlah.

Sheka says, "Hush Ichy One"

You blink.

Mehlah exclaims, "No!"

You try to pull Mehlah towards you.

Ilvane glances at Mehlah.

You exclaim, "Mehlah!"

Kylea rubs Mehlah gently.

Mehlah flees north.

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Blizzerdd says, "He is gone"

Armaxis says, "Mm."



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