Storming Cats
Restday, day 7 of the month Jastatos in the year 5101

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
This log is actually the combination of two logs -- one by Iscikella's player and one by Noonee's player. It should be noted, therefore, that in this log the "you" references refer to either of these two parties, as noted in the initital reference.
***END NOTE***

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

[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 wooden stick and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Blyte who is sitting, Jestin who is sitting, Ichiko, Sythen who is kneeling, Eugenides, Gaela, Aranrhod, Tyathar, Kranian, Rhapsity, Lady Eleana, Krellion who is sitting, Lord Sothog, Dzeiko who is sitting, Zomata who is sitting, Delyian, Lord Tierus, Buen who is sitting, Journeyman Nephrite who is sitting, Shorchar who is lying down, Soulphur.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

Ichiko says, "Rain..odd for these parts"

Aranrhod says, "I cannot live in fear"

Aranrhod shakes her head.

Sothog says, "Paranoia would perhaps be more accurate..."

Aranrhod says, "Not even that Sothog"

Aranrhod says, "I will admit to"

Aranrhod says, "Confusion"

Aranrhod nods to Sothog.

The sky is full of rain-sodden clouds.

You tilt your head up.

Aranrhod says, "About certain things"

Sothog says, "Have to agree with that."

Sothog nods to Aranrhod.

Billowing gusts of heavy snow buffet your face.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Aranrhod asks, "But fear?"

Aranrhod shakes her head.

(Iscikella wipes her face with the edge of her cloak.)

You mutter something inaudible.

Blyte rubs you gently.

[Icemule Trace, West Road]
Travellers go by at a dizzying pace. It is difficult to walk by without running into one of them. Walking sideways seems to be the only way to make any progress down the road.
Obvious paths: north, east, west.

Roaring wind rushes past you, forcing the pelting rain to sting your skin.

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

The surroundings are blurred with a downpour of obscuring rain.

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

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

You tilt your head up.

You say, "Rain and snow mixed, Kadesha."

Kadesha hugs you.

You say, "Very odd."

You tilt your head up.

Kadesha nods to you.

The sky is full of rain-sodden clouds.

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

You say, "Not very nice weather at all."

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

(Iscikella glances at the snow.)

A sudden gust blows the rain at you in a stinging attack.

You mutter something inaudible.

Kadesha blinks.

You say, "Stinging my eyes again."

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

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

Kadesha says, "truly wierd weather yes"

You nod.

You say, "Very."

Kadesha asks, "any lightnin or thunder?"

You say, "Aye, both."

A blinding flash of lightning is quickly followed by a low rumble of thunder.

High Lady Kadesha just went east.

You cough.

The sky all around is white with falling snow.

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease. You also see the Kifkannin disk, some silver coins, a wooden stick and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Viktarr, Lord Gilheal who is lying down, Blyte who is sitting, High Lady Kadesha, Kifkannin who is sitting, Eugenides, Gaela, Moklocedo, Aranrhod, Tazelhoffe, the Esteemed Lady Skyfawn, the Legendary Lord Keemac, Jestin who is sitting, Ichiko, Tyathar, Rhapsity, Lady Eleana, Lord Sothog, Delyian, Lord Tierus, Journeyman Nephrite who is sitting, Shorchar who is lying down, Soulphur.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

Aranrhod says, "Odd weather actually"

Aranrhod says, "Should just see snow"

You nod to Aranrhod.

You say, "Very"

Sothog says, "Very odd weather."

Aranrhod says, "Unless"

(Blyte wraps his blankie around his shoulders)

[Magical Burrow, Apparition Way]
Lights flicker behind curtained windows, drifting to and fro before winking out leaving a black void. A few houses lining the street are painted with strange mystical symbols in bright colors, while others have unusual machines and tools sitting in their yards. You also see a slant-roofed colorful tiled bungalow.
Obvious paths: east, northeast, northwest.

Sheets of heavy rain drown you in an unrelenting curtain of water.

[Magical Burrow, Spectre Square]
Lamp posts line the road around Spectre Square, wavering and flickering, fitfully trying to light the plaza. Drifting fog creates halos around the lanterns, enveloping the poles they rest on. The flagstones paving the road are perenially wet, freezing over and melting again as feet continually trample them. You also see a cozy dark stone dwelling.
Obvious paths: north, west, southeast.
A heavy snow falls, sculpting everything into round white curves.

[Magical Burrow, Spectre Square]
Wild roses scrabble for a purchase on a tall iron fence topped by an imposing array of spikes. An immense padlock guards the gate entering the long-forgotten garden, the owner long since vanished in circumstances that at best could be considered suspect. A simple gravel path leads back from the fenceline into the tangled overgrown bushes. You also see a gated stone block townhouse.
Obvious paths: north, south, east.

A thick flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.

The sky is full of billowing snowflakes.

The heavy rainfall makes it difficult to see more than just a few feet ahead.

The sky is full of billowing snowflakes.

The sky is full of rain-sodden clouds.

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

The surroundings are blurred with a downpour of obscuring rain.

A thick flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.

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

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

The cold arctic winds begin to whip around you violently!

You cock your head and examine the lifesize statue.

You tilt your head up.

You ask, "Are ye causing this storm, bloody one?"

Roaring wind rushes past you, forcing the pelting rain to sting your skin.

You shiver.

You say, "Perhaps so."

A thick flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

You ask, "Why the rain?"

You ask, "What are ye trying to do?"

You stare at a lifesize statue.

A heavy drizzle trickles down from the grey skies.

The cold winds begin to howl with relentless fury, chilling you to the bone!

The sky is full of billowing snowflakes.

You tilt your head up.

You cock your head and examine the lifesize statue.

You ask, "Are ye there, bloody one?"

Sheets of heavy rain drown you in an unrelenting curtain of water.

You say, "Ewww..."

(Iscikella wrings out the bottom of her cloak.)

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

You ask, "Are ye awake, bloody one?"

You cock your head and examine the lifesize statue.

You stare at a stone altar.

A thick flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.

[Icemule Trace, West Road]
The cobblestone road ends at the large western gate here. Through the gate you see vast plains of grass about as tall as a halfling, with very few trees for cover. You also see an old beer barrel.
Also here: Lord Sothog, Ichiko, Jestin, Lord Tierus
Obvious paths: north, south, east.

Sothog slings a battered vultite shield off from over his shoulder.

Tierus grins at you.

Tierus asks, "Comin' wif us?"

You cock your head at Tierus.

Jestin smiles at you.

You say, "I was just there. It's quiet."

You say, "Though raining there too."

Jestin rubs his chin thoughtfully.

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

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 Kranian's surroundings fills your mind...
...[Northern Mountains, Dark Caves]
...The cave is particularly dark here, and the rustling of claws on stone and dirt echoes through the air. A splintered thighbone projects dangerously from the wall, as if in warning. You also see an arctic wolverine.
...Also in the room: the body of Kranian who is lying down Obvious exits: east, up.

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

Jestin says, "Going for glavine"

Sothog says, "I think we probably should be worried about being attacked this eve..."

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...

[Northern Mountains, Dark Caves]
The cave is particularly dark here, and the rustling of claws on stone and dirt echoes through the air. A splintered thighbone projects dangerously from the wall, as if in warning. Also in the room: the body of Kranian who is lying down
Obvious exits: east, up.

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

You put a deep violet vultite falchion in your tooled-leather harness.
You remove a pale purple glaes flask from in your spidersilk skirt.

You hear the ghostly voice of Kranian say, "hiyas Iscikella"

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

You put a pale purple glaes flask in your spidersilk skirt.

You hear the ghostly voice of Kranian say, "thank yas"

You remove a deep violet vultite falchion from in your tooled-leather harness.

You say, "There ye go."

You reach down and tenderly cradle Kranian's lifeless hand in yours.

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

[Temple Burrow, Koar and Cholen]
Koar Street ends in a huge hill of ice that serves as part of the town wall. Priests representing several orders come and go through a tunnel in the ice, or stand talking quietly, carefully polishing symbols of their deities.
Also here: the body of Kranian who is lying down
Obvious paths: west, southwest.

You are overwhelmed by an intense wave of disorientation. An acidic bile taste hangs in the back of your throat, making it difficult to swallow. As you try to recover some semblance of balance, an intense series of spasms from deep in your bowels forces its entire contents to work its way up your throat. It takes every ounce of personal effort to keep yourself from the irresistable urge to vomit!

Sheets of heavy rain drown you in an unrelenting curtain of water.

You say, "And this rain makes me feel even worse."

You mutter something inaudible.

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

You say, "One moment and I'll call for a cleric for ye."

You recover somewhat from your nausea.

You hear the ghostly voice of Kranian say, "much 'preciated M'Lady"

The sky is full of rain-sodden clouds.

You say, "Oh my. There is a flame-tailed cat in the Centre."

You say, "I will be right back."

You say, "Ye are lk'd."

You hear the ghostly voice of Kranian say, "yup yup"

You stand back up.

[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 some torban leaf, some calamia fruit, some ephlox moss, the Miodqua disk, some aloeas stem, some calamia fruit, some sovyn clove, some woth flower, some haphip root, the Nigil disk, the Kifkannin disk, some sovyn clove, some aloeas stem, some calamia fruit, some haphip root, some cactacae spine, some aloeas stem, a flame-tailed cat, some acantha leaf, some calamia fruit, some wolifrew lichen, some wolifrew lichen, the Lormer disk, the Aqueminai disk, some silver coins and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Leilia, Stjarn, Lord Miodqua, Lord Sothog, Ichiko, Lord Tierus, Tarngo, the body of Yessica who is lying down, Nigil, Kifkannin who is sitting, High Lord Seluus, Rhapsity, Alyxandrah, Moklocedo, Hanster who is lying down, Gaela, Aranrhod, Lormer who is lying down, Luthienda who is sitting, Xyelin, Lord Mogonis who is sitting, Wunlot, Aqueminai, Lord Gilheal, Eugenides who is sitting, Tazelhoffe, Shorchar who is lying down, Soulphur.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

Xyelin says, "I say so"

Alyxandrah asks, "Is there anyway for me to speak with him?"

Xyelin says, "and I say so"

Tierus says, "Ah've served 'Mule fer many a year, an' ne'er been a traitor."

Moklocedo waves to you.

Alyxandrah smiles at the flame-tailed cat.

Wunlot asks, "Thurfel?"

You pet the flame-tailed cat.

Aranrhod nods.

You ask, "Is that ye, m'lord?"

Aranrhod says, "Thurfel"

Wunlot smiles at the flame-tailed cat.

Omnieloh says, "nice familier"

Xyelin says, "he is as evil as the burried corpses in that tomb"

(Aranrhod glances at the cat)

Wunlot says, "Hello kitty."

Tierus pets a flame-tailed cat.

The flame-tailed cat purrs, "My essence, yes."

A blinding flash of lightning is quickly followed by a low rumble of thunder.

Alyxandrah blinks.

You smile at the flame-tailed cat.

Aranrhod exclaims, "Your what?!"

Ichiko blinks.

Billowing gusts of heavy snow buffet your face.

You ask, "What do ye here tonight, m'lord?"

Omnieloh pets a flame-tailed cat.

Omnieloh bows.

Journeyman Omnieloh just went east.

Xyelin says, "Cat, I have studied magic of your masters type and it is an abomination"

You ask, "In this foul weather?"

(Eugenides shakes some wetness from his drenched cloak)

You tilt your head up.

Nigil says, "last time they hada pet like that here lots died"

Xyelin says, "begone with you"

Eugenides says, "Damnable rain..."

Moklocedo says, "This is the famous Lord Thurfel. Tis an honor I think"

Moklocedo rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Tierus says, "Cat... mightn't ye relay word tae Mas'er Thurfel? Ah'd like tae speak tae 'im regardin' tha Staff's location, if 'e might soon meet me."

Xyelin says, "your mere being here makes me ill"

Kifkannin drools.

The flame-tailed cat purrs, "Dark elf, your mouth is no better than a cesspool of slime, please close it."

Sothog says, "At least let us hear what the... er, cat... has to say."

Aranrhod asks, "You claim Thurfel as your...esscence?"

The flame-tailed cat sits down.

(Aranrhod peers at the cat)

A sudden gust blows the rain at you in a stinging attack.

Moklocedo shivers.

You rub your eyes.

Tierus turns to face Xyelin.

Sothog shivers.

Kifkannin pets a flame-tailed cat.

(Sothog wraps his cloak around himself tighter.)

Xyelin says, "I do not need to hear another thing from that beast"

Sothog says, "Then don't listen."

Tierus says, "Any'un whae speaks o' abominations aftir wha' our race did, Xyelin, is a hypocrite."

Xyelin says, "begone demon"

Seluus pets a flame-tailed cat.

Tierus says, "Daemon, ye say. "

Tierus laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Ichiko pets a flame-tailed cat.

Aranrhod says, "Speak cat...you are not here to see the sights"

Alyxandrah glances at a midnight blue veniom-threaded cloak with a single king crab burned into the center of the fabric.

You pet the flame-tailed cat.

The flame-tailed cat purrs, "I am here for any news of the past few days. I am busy with my studies."

Aranrhod asks, "Or are you?"

Seluus says, "Cat, when your master comes, I just might side with him"

Seluus says, "heh"

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Tierus says, "Daemons... like wha' our ancestors called 'pon Maelshyve."

Osbin says, "lets burn dat cate"

Osbin says, "cat; even"

A heavy drizzle trickles down from the grey skies.

Alyxandrah says, "Another has been possessed."

Alyxandrah nods to the flame-tailed cat.

A thick flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.

The cat slinks down.

You say, "What brings ye about this night."

Xyelin says, "Tierus, just because you have decided to betray your brethren does not mean for one second that I do not know magic that is against nature"

Tierus says, "An abominable use o' magic tha' wis, an' yet ye criticize Thurfel fer 'is knowledge."

Alyxandrah pets a flame-tailed cat.

Xyelin says, "it is"

Aranrhod says, "I think the cat knows that somehow"

Sothog whispers, "Did ye tell this cat of the thing which may or may not be the staff?"

Xyelin says, "and you are weak of soul"

Xyelin nods to Tierus.

Tierus exclaims, "Thurfel isnae 'gainst nature jus' 'cause 'e knows mer than ye!"

The flame-tailed cat purrs, "That would be seven?"

Aranrhod says, "Thurfel named the possessed"

Alyxandrah says, "The crab on my cloak came to life and attacked Elendr."

(Xyelin spits at Tierus's feet.)

Tierus says, "An' ah am nae a traitor tae House Ta'Faendryl. House Ta'Faendryl is dead."

Alyxandrah smiles.

Xyelin asks, "is it?"

You pet the flame-tailed cat.

Xyelin grins.

Xyelin says, "you know very little Tierus"

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Ichiko glances at Xyelin.

Sheets of heavy rain drown you in an unrelenting curtain of water.

The flame-tailed cat purrs, "We are running out of time."

You look at Sothog and shake your head.

Tierus says, "It died tha day it took tha lives o' ano'er Elven House."

Nigil squints at Tierus.

Tierus shakes his head.

Tarngo pets a flame-tailed cat.

Aranrhod asks, "And you suggest?"

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

(Aranrhod glances at the cat)

Tierus says, "Bu' ah'venae tha time tae speak tae ye. Wha'e'er ye may think, Thurfel is tha key tae this town's salvation."

Sothog asks, "Yes, yes, all very find and dandy. Thank you for the lesson on Elven lineage. Can we get back to more pressing matters?"

Alyxandrah sighs.

Xyelin says, "Cat, you speak for a entity that is the enemy of this town"

Xyelin says, "begone or I shall remove oyu"

(Tierus turns back to the cat.)

Xyelin says, "you"

You say, "Nae, it doesn't."

You shake your head.

Tierus says, "Master Thurfel... tha Staff may've been found awready."

You pet the flame-tailed cat.

The flame-tailed cat licks at one of its paws.

The sky is full of rain-sodden clouds.

Moklocedo rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Nigil pets a flame-tailed cat.

Alyxandrah gazes up into the heavens.

Kifkannin says, "all right do something cat your starting to get boring"

Xyelin says, "all of you who follow this beast as if it is the towns friend"

Kifkannin whines.

Xyelin says, "all traitors"

Xyelin scoffs.

You ask, "Cat, do ye know what brought this storm?"

Aranrhod says, "Why does your master not show himself"

Kifkannin says, "boring cat"

Yessica says, "invasion"

Yessica nods.

Sothog says, "To gain knowledge is hardly traitorous."

Aranrhod says, "We have matters to discuss"

Aranrhod sighs.

Tierus asks, "Bu' if 'twere... 'ow might we... test tae see if 'twas indeed tha true thing, an' nae some facsimile?"

Nigil asks, "i thinkin mista cat...howya tail staya flame?"

Kifkannin whines.

Moklocedo says, "perhaps the cat would like to go to a bar, out of the storms way"

Moklocedo chuckles.

Seluus pets a flame-tailed cat.

Tierus nods to Alyxandrah.

The flame-tailed cat meows loudly.

Xyelin says, "to not destroy it and its master is indeed traitorous"

Alyxandrah smiles at the flame-tailed cat.

(Iscikella tilts her head at the cat.)

Roaring wind rushes past you, forcing the pelting rain to sting your skin.

Xyelin says, "he burned our town"

The flame-tailed cat meows loudly.

(Iscikella rubs her arms.)

Sothog says, "I am aware of that."

You say, "Stinging wind."

Xyelin says, "it will be sent back to where it came from"

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

You notice Moklocedo sneak in around behind you.

Gilheal nods to you.

(Aranrhod looks at the cat from front to back)

Alyxandrah kneels down.

Xyelin says, "just as that thing will be"

Xyelin says, "I will see to it"

You say, "Xyelin, that is not so."

Xyelin says, "Iscikella, it is true"

Xyelin says, "I grow weary of the mistruths"

Alyxandrah says, "Cat, where is your master? We need to speak with him."

The flame-tailed cat purrs, "If the nine are possessed before I have the staff, it may be impossible to stop them."

Xyelin says, "he burned this town"

Sothog asks, "Irregardless of whether you know the motives of this supposed enemy? Who is the demon now?"

Osbin says, "aye... speak cat."

Kifkannin drools.

Sothog chuckles.

Kifkannin moans.

A heavy drizzle trickles down from the grey skies.

Tierus sighs.

Xyelin says, "I shall bring a demon if it becomes needed"

A thick flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.

Glavinefire pets a flame-tailed cat.

Xyelin says, "one that shall eat the enemies of this town"

Sothog says, "Perhaps."

Aranrhod says, "I does not appear to want to speak"

You say, "M'lord, ye still believe Mehlah not possessed? He himself said he was."

Tierus says, "Master Thurfel... bu' tha Staff... 'tmight be right befer our eyes."

Tierus sighs weakly.

Sothog turns away from Xyelin, ignoring him.

(Iscikella tilts her head at the cat.)

Alyxandrah shivers.

Tierus says, "Ah cannae say mer in a crowd."

Kifkannin says, "Cat how do we know you speak for Thurfel and aren't just another talking flame tailed cat sits around getting fat all day"

Alyxandrah glances at Kifkannin.

Tierus whispers, "'ow tae tell 'im about Hrist?"

Alyxandrah begins chuckling at Kifkannin.

Aranrhod sighs.

Alyxandrah says, "Hush."

Xyelin says, "I see those who would betray the town listen for their instructions from the beast"

Xyelin grins.

Sheets of heavy rain drown you in an unrelenting curtain of water.

Mogonis pets a flame-tailed cat.

Kifkannin babbles something unintelligible.

Aranrhod tilts her head up.

The flame-tailed cat purrs, "For all the worthy folks of this town, there are still several buffoons who surely will bring the town to dust."

Nigil says, "i hates rain"

Xyelin asks, "please cat, tell me, how will my next meal be?"

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

Alyxandrah says, "Cat, there is something your master must know...."

Alyxandrah fidgets.

Alyxandrah glances at Tierus.

Aranrhod asks, "Can you point them out?"

Sothog asks, "What can you tell of us this unnatural weather?"

Glavinefire pets a flame-tailed cat.

(Tierus mutters something about Xyelin becoming the next dessert of a grankhe.)

The eyes of the cat begin to glow red

The flame-tailed cat purrs, "Enough!"

Alyxandrah blinks.

Tierus says, "Ah'd be rather careful."

Aranrhod says, "Hmm"

Tierus glances at Xyelin.

Skyfawn pets a flame-tailed cat.

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Xyelin!
... 25 points of damage!
Flames incinerate scalp completely and blacken skullcap. Not very fashionable.
He is stunned!

Olgretien pets a flame-tailed cat.

Kifkannin shudders.

Tazelhoffe says, "oi"

You hear someone gasp.

Ichiko blinks.

Seluus applauds.

You glance at Xyelin.

Sothog says, "Yep. Thurfel's cat."

The sky is full of rain-sodden clouds.

Mogonis says, "that must have hurt"

Sothog chuckles.

Osbin says, "dat had ta hurt"

You say, "Hmmm..."

Seluus pets a flame-tailed cat.

Kifkannin says, "I still think your just a lazy fat flame tailed cat"

Kifkannin says, "doesn't prove anything"

Skyfawn pets a flame-tailed cat.

You pet the flame-tailed cat.

Aranrhod asks, "Why are your eyes glowing?"

The sky is full of billowing snowflakes.

Seluus says, "I need to teach my lizard that trick"

Skyfawn pets a flame-tailed cat.

The flame-tailed cat purrs, "Please make it be quiet."

Tierus says, "Master Thurfel... as important as 'tis tae keep yerself respected in tha town, tha Staff is tha key."

Glavinefire pets a flame-tailed cat.

Glavinefire pets a flame-tailed cat.

The flame-tailed cat purrs, "The staff is indeed the key."

Skyfawn pets a flame-tailed cat.

Sothog asks, "Is this really the place to discuss this?"

The flame-tailed cat rubs up against Mogonis.

Mogonis pets a flame-tailed cat.

Mogonis says, "i love cats"

Xyelin asks, "so you cast fire at me?"

Aranrhod blinks.

Tierus asks, "Then... 'ow might we pass word tae ye, if we know whae might've found it awready, Master Thurfel?"

Skyfawn pets a flame-tailed cat.

Xyelin says, "I show you all what a traitor this beast is"

You ask, "I understand that, m'lord, but is Mehlah possessed do ye believe?"

Mogonis says, "Thurfel's cat or not, me like cats"

The flame-tailed cat purrs, "I am not powerful enough to overcome the nine without it. With the towns aid, it would be difficult to ascertain what could happen"

Alyxandrah asks, "Xyelin, how long before you decide to keep your mouth closed?"

Xyelin says, "and you all slobber over it"

You say, "Cause if he is, is eight."

Skyfawn pets a flame-tailed cat.

A thick flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.

You say, "Already."

Mogonis pets a flame-tailed cat.

Skyfawn says, "nice kitty"

Aranrhod says, "Just stay away from me"

(Tierus peers at the cat, his face ashen in the wan starlight filtering through the night's clouds.)

Skyfawn pets a flame-tailed cat.

Xyelin says, "when you traitorous lot decide to move your heracy elsewhere"

Aranrhod sneezes.

Kinpo says, "bless you"

Skyfawn pets a flame-tailed cat.

Alyxandrah waves a hand at Xyelin, dismissing him indifferently.

Mogonis says, "that was cheesey"

Xyelin says, "this thing, is nothing more than the property of an enemy of town"

Aranrhod blinks.

Alyxandrah says, "He isn't an enemy."

Skyfawn pets a flame-tailed cat.

Alyxandrah glances at Xyelin.

Xyelin says, "he is"

Alyxandrah rolls her eyes.

Seluus says, "enemies...."

Xyelin says, "he attacked our town"

Kinpo says, "Don't sound much like an enemy to me Xyelin."

Xyelin says, "perod"

Seluus says, "funny how you toss about that word"

Stonnewolf pets a flame-tailed cat.

Seluus grins at Xyelin.

You say, "He isn't, Xyelin."

Xyelin says, "er period"

Aranrhod says, "Is a shame some do not realize the danger"

Mogonis pets a flame-tailed cat.

Kinpo says, "For some reason, halflings seem to always be the first to have an assumption put on them"

You say, "ye are going on past history."

Kinpo snorts at Xyelin.

Skyfawn pets a flame-tailed cat.

Kifkannin folds his arms over his chest, his eyes glazing over with boredom.

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

Skyfawn smiles at the flame-tailed cat.

Alyxandrah says, "Cat, please tell your master I need to speak with him."

Alyxandrah pets a flame-tailed cat.

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

Ichiko says, "Our enemies are those waiting to storm through the gates"

Xyelin says, "oh dear me, using history as a guide"

Aranrhod sighs.

You sigh.

Ichiko frowns.

Xyelin says, "begone thing"

Tierus asks, "Damn it... 'ow tae tell 'im about tha Bardess?"

A small wisp of fire rises up from the snow, and swirls off.

You ask, "Xyelin, has no one in the world ever changed according to ye?"

Aranrhod says, "Iscikella"

Sothog blinks.

Alyxandrah blinks.

Xyelin says, "you are as evil as the things you claim to defend us from"

You say, "Fire..."

You blink.

Aranrhod asks, "Why do you think it's eyes changed?"

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Sothog nods to you.

A heavy drizzle trickles down from the grey skies.

Xyelin says, "not the likes of a fire mage, no"

The sky all around is white with falling snow.

Tierus growls ferociously!

Xyelin says, "I have battled them"

Tierus says, "Curses... frustration."

Sothog says, "Got a bit ticked off, I'd say."

Tierus clenches his fist.

Xyelin says, "they seek nothing but our death"


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
This log took place simultaneously during and directly after the previous log...
***END NOTE***

[Temple Burrow, Koar and Cholen]
Koar Street ends in a huge hill of ice that serves as part of the town wall. Priests representing several orders come and go through a tunnel in the ice, or stand talking quietly, carefully polishing symbols of their deities.
Obvious paths: west, southwest.

Sheets of heavy rain drown you in an unrelenting curtain of water.

You ask, "Ye wish raised then?"

You glance at Kranian and immediately realize she has 0 spirit levels out of a maximum of 6, and is currently preserved for 1668 seconds.
You also notice that she has moderate bleeding from her neck, some minor cuts and bruises on her right arm, a fractured and bleeding left arm, some minor cuts and bruises on her right leg, a fractured and bleeding left leg, some minor cuts and bruises on her left hand, deep gashes and serious bleeding from her chest, deep gashes and serious bleeding from her abdominal area, and minor lacerations about the head and a possible mild concussion.
She is bleeding from the abdomen, from the neck, slightly from the head, from the left leg, and slightly from the left arm.
She is also quite dead.

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

You say, "Let me see if can tend ye."

tend kran neck
You begin to do your best to mend her wound.
After some effort you manage to bandage the injury.

You say, "Going to take me some time, so be patient."

You hear the ghostly voice of Kranian say, "no problems, thanks much"

The sky is full of rain-sodden clouds.

The sky is full of billowing snowflakes.

You hear the ghostly voice of Kranian say, "caught quite a beatin, i did"

Sheets of heavy rain drown you in an unrelenting curtain of water.

A thick flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.

tend kran abdomen
You begin to do your best to mend her wound.
After some effort you manage to bandage the injury.

You say, "Like I said going to be slow."

You say, "But I'll get there."

Kranian gives a ghostly chuckle.

You hear the ghostly voice of Kranian say, "thas all that counts"

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

A heavy drizzle trickles down from the grey skies.

The sky all around is white with falling snow.

The sound of dark laughter can be heard, its source unknown.

A heavy drizzle trickles down from the grey skies.

You exclaim, "Laughter!"

A thick flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.

You say, "Ye hear it."

You hear the ghostly voice of Kranian say, "ya, kinda scary"

tend kran head
You begin to do your best to mend her wound.
After some effort you manage to bandage the injury.

tend kran left leg
You begin to do your best to mend her wound.
After some effort you manage to bandage the injury.

tend kran left arm
You begin to do your best to mend her wound.
After some effort you manage to bandage the injury.

You say, "Allright, ye're tended."

You say, "Once raised, get yourself to the Center for healing."

You concentrate on the Well of Life spell...
You gesture at Kranian.
A silvery translucent thread extends from you encompassing Kranian's corpse.
For one fleeting moment as your soul touches Kranian's soul, you feel an overwhelming sense of fright and desperation. Then a wave of blissful calmness settles upon you as you sense your souls have linked together.

You hear the ghostly voice of Kranian say, "will do"

A thick flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.

Dozens of black cats scamper in the shadows of the evening, all moving far too fast to track. They don't appear to be housepets.

A sudden gust blows the rain at you in a stinging attack.

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


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up directly after the end of the previous log...
***END NOTE***

[Temple Burrow, Koar and Cholen]
Koar Street ends in a huge hill of ice that serves as part of the town wall. Priests representing several orders come and go through a tunnel in the ice, or stand talking quietly, carefully polishing symbols of their deities.
Also here: the body of Kranian who is lying down, Lady Noonee
Obvious paths: west, southwest.

Noonee gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Noonee gestures at Kranian.
Noonee suddenly looks very drained.
A bolt of soft white light streaks down from the sky bathing Kranian in it.
A brilliant glow forms around Kranian, lingers for a moment, and finally fades. Kranian awakens looking somewhat confused and seriously drained.

A blinding flash of lightning is quickly followed by a low rumble of thunder.

You concentrate on the Stun Relief spell...
You gesture at Kranian.
The glazed look leaves Kranian.

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

Kranian stands up.

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

You concentrate on the Stun Relief spell...
You gesture at Noonee.
The glazed look leaves Noonee.

A snowshoe hare hops into the area.
There is a twinkle in a snowshoe hare's eyes.

The sky is full of billowing snowflakes.

Kranian says, "thanks so very much ladies"

The snowshoe hare begins to watch the goings on carefully.

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

You say, "Sorry. Bit of a mess here."

You take a quick appraisal of Kranian and find that she has moderate bleeding from her neck, some minor cuts and bruises on her right arm, a fractured and bleeding left arm, some minor cuts and bruises on her right leg, a fractured and bleeding left leg, some minor cuts and bruises on her left hand, deep gashes and serious bleeding from her chest, deep gashes and serious bleeding from her abdominal area, and minor lacerations about the head and a possible mild concussion.

The snowshoe hare sits down.

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

A black shadow crosses the evening sky, blotting out the stars behind it.

Kranian says, "ya, i see"

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

Kranian nods.

Kranian just opened a battered leather map case.

You exclaim, "Look!"

You point up.

Kadesha trembles.

Kranian gasps.

Noonee gasps

Noonee just went west.

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

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

Kranian says, "ouch ouch"

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

Kranian giggles.

The snowshoe hare wrinkles its nose.

You meditate over Kranian.
Kranian's right arm damage is transferred to you.

Droplets of rain fall more rapidly, creating a song of their own.

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

High Lady Kadesha just went west.

Kranian removes an uncut diamond from in her leather map case.

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

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

You meditate over Kranian.
Kranian's head damage is transferred to you.

Kranian offers you an uncut diamond. Enter ACCEPT to accept the offer or DECLINE to decline it. The offer will expire in 30 seconds.

Kranian hugs you.

You say, "No, thank ye."

Offer declined.

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

You say, "I have to see what is going one."

The snowshoe hare hops off.

You say, "On."

You say, "Keep well."

Kranian says, "i woulda surely decayed, thanks a bunch"

[Temple Burrow, Koar and Lumnis]
On the edge of the glacier, you have a marvelous view of the city to the south. Your eyes follow the slightly haphazard streets around Icemule Trace until they meet the four roads and eventually the gates in the walls. Above you towers the great Temple, carved from the purest ice and shining with a nearly divine light in the sun. A ramp of ice leads down to the west, while an ice staircase leads down to the east and a set of carved ice steps lead down to the northwest around an oddly shaped ice flow. You also see the Atoyoz disk.
Also here: Gaela, Lady Atoyoz, Aranrhod, Lord Sothog, Ichiko, Lord Tierus
Obvious paths: down.

Tierus gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Tierus gestures.
After a moment's silence an arctic wolf pads into the area and glances up at Tierus intelligently.

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

Atoyoz curtsies to you.

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

A sudden gust blows the rain at you in a stinging attack.

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

Aranrhod asks, "Where were the cats?"

The arctic wolf growls, "Hmmm..."

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

Aranrhod peers quizzically at you.

You say, "They were all over the place."

You say, "Noonee saw them."

A thick flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.

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

The arctic wolf begins to pant.

Aranrhod says, "I did not see any"

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

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow.

You say, "they are here."

Aranrhod nods.

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

Gaela asks, "Where?"

Aranrhod says, "Are they"

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

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

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

Aranrhod asks, "Agressive?"

You say, "What a time to have to heal a dead one."

You say, "Darn I am a mess."

You look at Aranrhod and shake your head.

Kadesha faces you, closes her eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 50 mana points!
Kadesha opens her eyes, looking slightly drained.

Aranrhod says, "Then we go look"

Approaching thunder rumbles low, the scent of ozone increasing with the rain.

You say, "But they were... not ordinary cats."

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

Aranrhod says, "And you heal on the way"

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

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

Aranrhod asks, "Who wants to lead?"

Gaela faces you, closes her eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 8 mana points!
Gaela opens her eyes, looking slightly drained.

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

Kadesha asks, "anyone bit by cats?"

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

The arctic wolf suddenly acquires a look of mission.

You say, "No."

You shake your head.

Sothog shakes his head.

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

Atoyoz says, "Not today..."

Sothog says, "Not I."

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

Atoyoz appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Aranrhod asks, "No...what?"

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

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

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

Lord Tierus's group went down an ice staircase.

Gaela says, "No one was bit by the cats."

Aranrhod says, "Something is wrong"

You say, "they just walked about."

You concentrate on the Head Scar Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your head feels better.

Aranrhod says, "Terribly wrong"

A light mist drifts silently to the ground.

Aranrhod says, "Mist"

Atoyoz asks, "The flame-tailed cat was here also?"

Kadesha blinks.

Aranrhod shifts her weight.

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

Kadesha shifts her weight.

Aranrhod nods to Atoyoz.

Kadesha checks her footing.

(Aranrhod gazes at the mist)

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

You blink.

You say, "Mist."

Aranrhod nods.

The arctic wolf sniffs at the Atoyoz disk.

The arctic wolf growls, "'Tis e'erywhair."

Kadesha shudders.

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

Waves of fine mist scurry around you in a somber dance.

Aranrhod blinks.

Atoyoz shifts her weight.

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

Kadesha blinks.

The arctic wolf growls, "Ah've o'erridden me familiar's mind tae speak tae y'all... tha mist an' snow..."

A thick flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.

Aranrhod says, "I do not either"

Aranrhod says, "But"

The arctic wolf sniffs at you.

Kadesha gestures.
Kadesha begins to breathe more deeply.

Aranrhod says, "I am pledged to serve"

Kadesha peers quizzically at Aranrhod.

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

Aranrhod says, "The town"

Aranrhod nods to Kadesha.

Kadesha says, "ah"

An occasional droplet splashes down from the sky with a soft *PLINK*.

You blink.

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

Aranrhod says, "So unless that mist chokes me"

The arctic wolf begins to pant.

Aranrhod says, "I cannot let it bother me"

The arctic wolf begins to pant.

(Aranrhod glances around)

Atoyoz faces you, closes her eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 55 mana points!
Atoyoz opens her eyes, looking slightly drained.

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures at Aranrhod.
Aranrhod begins to breathe more deeply.

Kadesha smiles at Aranrhod.

Aranrhod smiles at Kadesha.

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

Kadesha says, "I dunno what goin on but it makin me ill at ease"

Aranrhod says, "So...these cats"

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Atoyoz nods to Kadesha.

You say, "I wish I could talk to Thurfel."

You sigh.

The arctic wolf looks upward negligently.

Aranrhod says, "What did they look like"

Aranrhod nods to you.

You say, "Just black cats."

Aranrhod says, "I do too"

You say, "But not ordinary cats"

Kadesha says, "i didn see the cats, cept Thurfel's"

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

You say, "Noonee saw them."

You say, "By that poor deader, she was tending."

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

You say, "Gave me a thought."

You sigh.

You say, "And then I saw the shadow when I fogged to her."

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Kadesha asks, "what shadow?"

You say, "The black shadow."

Aranrhod says, "Yes"

The arctic wolf begins to pant.

Gaela says, "We saw a shadow in the sky."

You ask, "Ye didn't see it?"

You cock your head at Kadesha.

Kadesha says, "oh yeah"

Kadesha stares off into space.

Aranrhod says, "I heard it laugh"

The arctic wolf sniffs at the Atoyoz disk.

Kadesha asks, "blockin the stars?"

Aranrhod asks, "Right?"

Gaela nods.

Aranrhod says, "Oh"

Aranrhod says, "There were two things"

Jestin came up an ice ramp.

Aranrhod rubs her eyes.

Jestin gazes up into the heavens.

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

Jestin grumbles.

Jestin went into a temple.

Ok, you think to thurfel Where are ye, m'lord..
Nothing much comes of it.

The sky all around is white with falling snow.

Aranrhod tilts her head up.

You sigh.

You concentrate on the Head Scar Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your head feels better.

Aranrhod says, "I like snow better than rain"

You say, "And that poor deader would have had to have every wound in the book."

Atoyoz smiles at you.

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

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

Aranrhod asks, "Iscikella and Atoyoz?"

The sky all around is white with falling snow.

The arctic wolf looks upward negligently.

You ask, "Aye?"

Aranrhod asks, "Have you both felt alright?"

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow in Aranrhod's direction.

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

You say, "Fine."

Atoyoz nods to Aranrhod.

You nod.

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

(Aranrhod nods slowly)

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

Aranrhod says, "Wonder where Vonka is"

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

Kadesha says, "TC"

Aranrhod nods.

Kadesha says, "sightin there as we speak"

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

Snowflakes drift to the ground.

Aranrhod asks, "Opalina?"

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

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

The wolf curls up and takes a nap.

Jestin just arrived.

Gaela faces you, closes her eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 6 mana points!
Gaela opens her eyes, looking slightly drained.

Atoyoz smiles at Jestin.

Jestin beams happily at Atoyoz!

Jestin smiles.

Snowflakes drift to the ground.

Atoyoz grins.

You say, "Well, all seemed quiet now..."

Alyxandrah came up an ice ramp.

You say, "Except for the snow."

A soft flurry of snowflakes drifts down from the grey skies.



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