The Fourth...
Niiman, day 24 of the month Ivastaen in the year 5101

[Thurfel's Keep]
A pulsating green and yellow mist fills this room, making it nearly impossible to see anything further than your own hand. There doesn't appear to be any reason for the fog or the slowly dancing lights within it, but it does bear a rather pleasant light citrus smell.
Also in the room: Rongari, Arimantis, Silon, Sabitor, Jestin
Obvious exits: south.
Iarahn, Ichiko and Achillea followed.

Jestin glares.

Sabitor says, "Remember that the cracks could be a way in.... or a way out. It might be an escape for who knows what."

Sabitor begins to twitch.

Silon grins at Sabitor.

Sabitor glances at you.

Silon nods to Sabitor.

Jestin says, "Aye"

Rongari nods to Sabitor.

Jestin says, "But I am an optimist"

Rongari says, "good point?

Jestin says, "A way in"

Jestin nods.

Lady Chantreuse just arrived.

Silon nods.

Silon cracks his knuckles!

Silon marches up to Chantreuse and gives her a crisp salute.

Chantreuse nods to you in greeting.

Chantreuse says, "evening, Silon"

Chantreuse says, "evening, Lady"

Chantreuse waves to Silon.

Sabitor begins to twitch.

Ichiko bows to Chantreuse.

Chantreuse says, "evening, Silon"

Achillea smiles at Iarahn.

Chantreuse says, "Evening, Ichiko"

Cruel laughter echoes through the halls.

Iarahn rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Silon grins.

Jestin says, "Be worth it if it cracks open that thrice cursed door"

Ichiko gasps.

Sabitor frowns.

Achillea raises an eyebrow.

Jestin growls ferociously!

Rongari surveys the area.

Jestin says, "Well not Thurfel"

Achillea places her hand on her Luukos symbol.

Silon nods to Jestin.

Arimantis says, "Killed me a serpent"

Jestin just touched an azure Eonak medallion.

Riktal screams!

Arimantis appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Riktal says, "NO"

Achillea glances at Arimantis.

Riktal exclaims, "This is NOT a sign!"

Iarahn says, "Good. Kill more."

Iarahn nods to Arimantis.

Lady Atoyoz's group just arrived.

Sabitor frowns.

(Riktal falls to his knees and clutches at the ground. His eyes shutting tightly.)

Arimantis says, "Only saw the one.."

Sabitor nods to Atoyoz in greeting.

Riktal kneels down.

Arimantis nods to Iarahn.

Achillea asks, "such blood lust Iarahn?"

Atoyoz curtsies to Sabitor.

Sabitor begins to twitch.

Atoyoz curtsies to you.

You curtsy to Atoyoz.

(Ichiko places a hand on Riktal's shoulder)

Iarahn grins at Achillea.

Jestin rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Iarahn says, "Possibly."

(Riktal stands slowly.)

Esserae just arrived.

Chantreuse works her fingers under her pearl trimmed snood and scratches her head.

Achillea says, "it can be shed if ye so desire"

Riktal says, "No.. I can't believe it.. I won't."

Achillea nods to Iarahn.

Esserae says, "There are snakes outside."

Riktal weeps softly, quiet tears falling from his eyes.

Iarahn says, "As long as I'm doing the shedding."

Sabitor glances at Esserae.

Sabitor asks, "Snakes outside?"

Sabitor frowns.

Ichiko just hugged Riktal.

Riktal says, "The serpents.. they must have come for me."

You ask, "Snakes?"

Riktal just went south.

Esserae says, "Serpants outside the seashells."

Lord Blizzerdd just went south.

Esserae says, "In the outer keep."

[Thurfel's Keep]
The irregularly shaped stones that were used to construct these walls are marred by a series of deep gouges that score the surface from top to bottom. The marks look animal-like, but it's difficult to imagine what sort of beast might have the power to leave such jagged cuts in the sturdy rock. You also see a segmented black serpent.
Also in the room: Iarahn
Obvious exits: east, west.

Achillea just arrived.

A rabid guard dog rushes in!

Iarahn says, "Snake.."

Lord Blizzerdd just arrived.
Lord Blizzerdd just went east.

Iarahn scowls at a segmented black serpent.

A segmented black serpent slithers east.

[Thurfel's Keep]
A stack of rotting crates piled in one corner appears to be an unsafe method of gaining the upper level. The wood is pitted and moldy, numerous splinters and cracks marring the surface of the wood. You also see a segmented black serpent.
Also in the room: Achillea, Iarahn, Lord Blizzerdd
Obvious exits: north, west.

Blizzerdd squints at a segmented black serpent.

A rabid guard dog rushes in!

A segmented black serpent tries to ensnare Blizzerdd!
AS: +80 vs DS: +350 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +77 = -159
A clean miss.

You concentrate on the Empathy spell...
You gesture at a segmented black serpent.
CS: +311 - TD: +30 + CvA: +25 + d100: +13 == +319
Warding failed!
The black serpent hesitates.
The black serpent is frozen with fear.

A wall guardian marches in.

Iarahn rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Blizzerdd chuckles.

You blink.

With a snarling growl and bared teeth, a rabid guard dog rushes in.

A wall guardian swings a coral-shafted military pick at a segmented black serpent!
AS: +92 vs DS: -10 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +84 = +220
... and hits for 53 points of damage!
The black serpent is stunned!

A rabid guard dog charges at a segmented black serpent!
AS: +85 vs DS: -10 with AvD: +35 + d100 roll: +31 = +161
... and hits for 11 points of damage!

Lady Chantreuse just arrived.

Iarahn chuckles.

A segmented black serpent seems more sure of itself.

A rabid guard dog whimpers as she slowly backs away, her teeth bared.

A rabid guard dog whimpers as he slowly backs away, his teeth bared.

Achillea places her hand on her Luukos symbol.

A rabid guard dog charges at a segmented black serpent!
AS: +68 vs DS: +40 with AvD: +35 + d100 roll: +79 = +142
... and hits for 7 points of damage!

A segmented black serpent tries to ensnare Iarahn!
AS: +60 vs DS: +238 with AvD: +31 + d100 roll: +31 = -116
A clean miss.

A rabid guard dog tries to bite a segmented black serpent!
AS: +95 vs DS: +40 with AvD: +24 + d100 roll: +96 = +175
... and hits for 48 points of damage!
The black serpent is sliced neatly in two.

A rabid guard dog rushes north!

Blizzerdd says, "Thing tried to kill me."

Iarahn says, "Hmm.."

Riktal says, "The serpent.."

The serpent lunges at Blizzerdd and bites him.

Blizzerdd squints at a segmented black serpent.

You blink at Blizzerdd.

Riktal says, "It.. can't be a sign."

A segmented black serpent just slithered in.

Blizzerdd says, "I have some fangs of my own serpent"

Iarahn asks, "Still lives..?"

Chantreuse asks, "are they normal to this area?"

A wall guardian charges into view, a surprised look on her face!

Riktal cowers away from a segmented black serpent.

A wall guardian swings a coral-shafted military pick at a segmented black serpent!
AS: +115 vs DS: +40 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +74 = +183
... and hits for 40 points of damage!
The black serpent is stunned!

Iarahn glances at a segmented black serpent.

Blizzerdd asks, "Wish to see them?"

Blizzerdd begins to wobble and lose his balance.

Esserae just arrived.

Blizzerdd gestures at a segmented black serpent.
Dozens of long thorns suddenly grow out from the ground underneath a segmented black serpent! Several of the thorns jab into the serpent!
... hits for 18 points of damage!
... 40 points of damage!
... hits for 31 points of damage!
The black serpent is sliced neatly in two.

Sabitor just arrived.

Chantreuse exclaims, "Bardess!"

Blizzerdd exclaims, "Dern thing!"

Riktal says, "Why hasn't it killed me.."

Esserae says, "Hello, Chantreuse."

Blizzerdd exclaims, "Now I am bleeding!"

Iarahn says, "Damned worms."

Iarahn scowls.

Chantreuse says, "I am going to explore for a bit, see what else is happening"

Riktal slowly empties his lungs.

Riktal says, "The snakes.."

Blizzerdd turns his head and stares at Iscikella as if he has never seen her.

Blizzerdd says, "I feel sick"

You blink at Blizzerdd.

You exclaim, "LUMNIS!"

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

Riktal says, "I.. taunted Armaxis. I said he had no proof.."

Riktal says, "And now.. now the serpents.."

Riktal's eyes widen as he trembles in quiet panic.

Blizzerdd asks, "What the?"

Achillea smiles at Riktal.

Achillea places her hand on her Luukos symbol.

You exclaim, "NO!"

You exclaim, "Leave him be!"

Blizzerdd says, "I really feel awful.."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Neava just arrived.

A rabid guard dog bares her teeth as a thick bubbly foam drips from her mouth!

Neava asks, "are they all gone now?"

Sabitor asks, "Is everything all right here?"

Sabitor frowns.

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

A rabid guard dog leaps towards Achillea, but misses and sprawls to the ground!

Blizzerdd sways back and forth.

You exclaim, "The essence has him!"

A rabid guard dog snarls as she leaps to her feet!

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

A rabid guard dog snorts the ground hungrily.

A woman's laughter can be heard, the sound coming from every direction.

Sabitor blinks.

Ichiko scowls.

You exclaim, "Yfa!"

Blizzerdd mutters yfa.

Achillea gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Iarahn says, "Witch.."

Ichiko says, "Yfa.."

Sabitor glances at Blizzerdd.

You belt out, "YFA!"

Neava asks, "has Blizzerdd?"

You nod to Neava.

Riktal yells, "I will not serve Amasalen"

Sabitor begins to twitch.

Neava frowns.

Riktal says, "No more serpents.."

You exclaim, "They have my husband!"

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

Achillea peers quizzically at Blizzerdd.

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

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

Achillea places her hand on her Luukos symbol.

Neava bites her lip.

Blizzerdd's face turns slightly pale.

Riktal's eyes widen as he trembles in quiet panic.

Achillea just touched Blizzerdd.

Sabitor frowns.

Sabitor says, "This is... four, now, of nine."

Sabitor frowns.

Ichiko says, "Stay calm, Riktal"

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

(Iarahn closes his eyes and his face becomes still and emotionless.)

You say, "Come, love."

You clasp Blizzerdd's hand tenderly.

Blizzerdd sways back and forth.

Blizzerdd nods to you.

Neava says, "but, how,..."

Iarahn mutters quietly.

Blizzerdd says, "The mist.."

The ground begins to shake violently, making it hard to stand.
Riktal loses his balance and falls over.
Ichiko loses her balance and falls over.
Iarahn loses his balance and falls over.
Sabitor loses his balance and falls over.
Neava loses her balance and falls over.
You lose your balance and fall over.
Achillea loses her balance and falls over.
Blizzerdd loses his balance and falls over.

Sabitor says, "Gah."

Blizzerdd mutters mist.

Sabitor stands up.

Sabitor asks, "The mist?"

Sabitor peers quizzically at Blizzerdd.

The ground begins to shake violently, making it hard to stand.
Ichiko loses her balance and falls over.
Iarahn loses his balance and falls over.
Neava loses her balance and falls over.

You notice Sabitor try to tiptoe silently by you.

You stand back up.

Neava mutters under her breath.

You exclaim, "OH!"

The ground begins to shake violently, making it hard to stand.
Ichiko loses her balance and falls over.
Iarahn loses his balance and falls over.
Neava loses her balance and falls over.
You lose your balance and fall over.

You hear the voice of Sabitor say, "Gah."

Sabitor pulls you to your feet.

Sabitor tries to pull Blizzerdd to his feet, but he is too heavy.

The ground begins to shake violently, making it hard to stand.
Pirakos loses his balance and falls over.
Sabitor loses his balance and falls over.
Ichiko loses her balance and falls over.
Iarahn loses his balance and falls over.
Neava loses her balance and falls over.
You lose your balance and fall over.

Blizzerdd thrashes around on the floor.

Sabitor exclaims, "Bah!"

The ground begins to shake violently, making it hard to stand.
Silon loses his balance and falls over.
Pirakos loses his balance and falls over.
Sabitor loses his balance and falls over.
Ichiko loses her balance and falls over.
Iarahn loses his balance and falls over.
Neava loses her balance and falls over.
Achillea loses her balance and falls over.
The ground stops shaking as quickly as it started.

Lady Chantreuse just arrived.

Sabitor roars!

Iarahn slowly empties his lungs.

You stand back up.

Sabitor tries to pull Blizzerdd to his feet, but he is too heavy.

Blizzerdd stands up.

Chantreuse just tried to pull Blizzerdd towards her!

Sabitor mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Chantreuse asks, "what happened to knock you all down?"

Silon grumbles.

You exclaim, "They have him!"

You say, "The essence."

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

Esserae leans against a stack of rotting crates.

Blizzerdd snarls menacingly!

Sabitor begins to twitch.

Achillea says, "Blizzerdd oughtnt mind"

Blizzerdd's eyes dilate into slits.

Ichiko gasps.

You point at Blizzerdd.

Sabitor blinks.

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

Achillea smiles at Blizzerdd.

Ravonprayer gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Esserae blinks at Blizzerdd.

You exclaim, "LOVE!"

Ravonprayer says, "Heard somethin' was goin on."

You exclaim, "Yer eyes!"

Sabitor says, "He's... serpentizing."

Silon nods to Ravonprayer.

Sabitor blinks.

Blizzerdd places his hand on his Mularos pin.

Achillea says, "looks nice that way"

You exclaim, "They have him, Ravon!"

Ravonprayer leans on his falchion.

Blizzerdd growls ferociously!

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

Ravonprayer asks, "Who?"

Ravonprayer blinks.

You say, "Blizzerdd."

Ravonprayer gazes in awe at Blizzerdd.

Esserae says, "He is possessed too..."

Esserae's face turns slightly pale.

Blizzerdd hisses.

Iarahn frowns.

Ravonprayer says, "Perhaps, I can uncurse him."

Achillea just gave Blizzerdd a smooch.

Riktal frowns.

Ravonprayer gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Ravonprayer gestures at Blizzerdd.
Nothing seems to happen.

Blizzerdd removes a gilded mein Mularos symbol from his neck.

Ravonprayer furrows his brow.

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

Iarahn slowly empties his lungs.

Ravonprayer says, "Hrm."

You exclaim, "LOVE!"

Sabitor begins to twitch.

You ask, "What are ye doing?"

Blizzerdd just gave a gilded mein Mularos symbol a smooch.

Ravonprayer blinks.

Blizzerdd hangs a gilded mein Mularos symbol around his neck.

Iarahn says, "That looks normal.."

Ravonprayer peers quizzically at Blizzerdd.

(Iscikella looks a bit relieved.)

Riktal says, "If this be Amasalen's sign.."

[Thurfel's Keep]
One of the floor tiles clearly stands out from the rest, as it is both a different size and color than the others. Directly above this tile, a long narrow slot has been cut into the ceiling with symmetrical precision. Something deep within the opening glints from the flickering light of the wall sconces. You also see a salt-stained chain hauberk, a coral-shafted military pick, a white flask and a rabid guard dog.
Also in the room: Jestin
Obvious exits: east, west.
Sabitor and Blizzerdd followed.

Sabitor glances at Blizzerdd.

You ask, "Still feeling sick?"

You cock your head at Blizzerdd.

Blizzerdd nods to you.

Blizzerdd mutters mist.

[Thurfel's Keep]
A pulsating green and yellow mist fills this room, making it nearly impossible to see anything further than your own hand. There doesn't appear to be any reason for the fog or the slowly dancing lights within it, but it does bear a rather pleasant light citrus smell.
Also in the room: Jestin, Neava, Riktal, Lord Seravadon, Ichiko, Silon, Lord Keemac, Lady Skyfawn, Levite, Lady Ilvane, Aranrhod, Arimantis, Keersah, Rongari
Obvious exits: south.
Sabitor and Blizzerdd followed.

Arimantis grumbles.

Ilvane says, "Careful."

Sabitor asks, "Come now, slave driver, can't you fend off a simple essence?"

Sabitor glances at Blizzerdd.

You exclaim, "Ilvane, Arimantis!"

Sabitor frowns.

Ilvane nods to Riktal.

Jestin says, "None outside"

You exclaim, "They have Blizz!"

Ravonprayer blinks.

Aranrhod blinks.

You exclaim, "The essence!"

Riktal exclaims, "NO!"

Arimantis stares at you.

Riktal screams!

Ilvane's jaw drops.

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Riktal asks, "Did you hear it?"

Keersah gasps.

Riktal says, "The voice"

Riktal's face turns slightly pale.

Ravonprayer says, "Hrm.."

Aranrhod asks, "Who has him?"

Arimantis asks, "How did that happen?"

Riktal says, "In my ear.."

Neava nods to Riktal.

Aranrhod blinks at you.

Skyfawn rubs Blizzerdd gently.

Riktal says, "It.. No."

You say, "A serpent bit him."

Blizzerdd says, "Mularos will always have me..."

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

Lorinda asks, "bit who?"

Skyfawn says, "he is bleeding"

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

Riktal yells, "Amasalen, does Armaxis speak the truth?"

Riktal snarls menacingly!

Skyfawn rubs Blizzerdd gently.

Ilvane asks, "They went to you?"

Ilvane blinks at Blizzerdd.

Blizzerdd nods to you.

Ravonprayer scratches his head.

Ichiko exclaims, "Nay, Riktal!"

You take a quick appraisal of Blizzerdd and find that he has a fractured and bleeding left leg.
He is bleeding from the left leg.

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

Blizzerdd says, "Is that Yfa, I know it."

Ravonprayer asks, "What have I missed?"

Ravonprayer blinks.

Ichiko scowls.

Arimantis nods to Blizzerdd.

Arimantis says, "Im sure it is her"

Blizzerdd tightens his grip on his vultite waraxe.

Arimantis glances at Achillea.

Arimantis grumbles.

Achillea says, "Hello Ilvane"

Iarahn says, "There is death in the air.."

Ilvane nods to Achillea.

You exclaim, "I heard Yfa!"

Iarahn frowns.

Jestin says, "I think the snake equivalent of fireworks"

Rongari sniffs.

Ravonprayer scratches his head.

Chantreuse nods to you.

Arimantis says, "She was laughin.."

Blizzerdd says, "Her sickening laugh..."

Arimantis nods to you.

Esserae yells, "Out of the shadows with you, Dark Lady of Amasalen..."

Sabitor frowns.

Lorinda says, "im hiding behind Ravon if anything bad happens"

Esserae scowls.

Chantreuse says, "her voice was heard through all of the keep"

Lorinda leans on Ravonprayer.

Skyfawn asks, "you hear that?"

Ilvane asks, "It was?"

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

The arctic fox raises its ears.

Iarahn nods to Ilvane.

Sabitor nods to Ilvane.

Blizzerdd glances at you.

(Riktal screams out into the surrounding area, "Lies! I am not the Chosen! I will not believe it!")

You shake your head at Riktal.

Skyfawn asks, "you hear that?"

Aranrhod asks, "Hear what?"

Skyfawn gasps.

Arimantis asks, "What Sky?"

You ask, "Hear?"

Chantreuse shakes her head.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Ravonprayer says, "Show yourself apparition, whoever, or whatever you are."

Sabitor says, "First the walls were buckling and fissures opened on the ground..."

Sabitor frowns.

Neava says, "wispering in ears"

Skyfawn whispers, "You feel a light touch on your shoulder, then a whisper in your ear. "The blessed are the many, soon they shall be the few." The voice laughs softly than fades away."

You ask, "What do ye hear, Sky?"

Esserae blinks at Skyfawn.

Ilvane flails her arms about.

You exclaim, "SKy!"

Ravonprayer furrows his brow.

(Riktal covers his ears, trying to block out all sound.)

Lorinda blinks.

Low mummering can be heard, a chant or prayer perhaps.

Keersah glances at Skyfawn.

Jestin says, "Not good"

Arimantis glances at Skyfawn.

Ilvane exclaims, "No!"

Keemac says, "oh my"

Lorinda rubs Skyfawn gently.

Sabitor blinks.

Ilvane moves to stand in front of Skyfawn.

Jestin frowns.

Esserae paces back and forth.

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.

Rongari moves to stand in front of Skyfawn.

Sabitor blinks.

Aranrhod shakes her head.

Esserae shrieks!

Ravonprayer furrows his brow.

You exclaim, "I hear chanting!"

Esserae glances at Blizzerdd.

Esserae mutters under her breath.

Arimantis nods to you.

Esserae nods to you.

You cover your ears.

Ravonprayer blinks.

Ravonprayer gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Riktal says, "I hear no chanting"

Ilvane nods to you.

Armaxis whispers, "We have you..." The voice whispers from the edge of the mist, "And now we have your husband..."

Jestin says, "Aye drak prayers"

Ravonprayer asks, "Perhaps I'm oblivious?"

Ilvane says, "Me too."

Jestin growls ferociously!

The chanting stops suddenly.

Iarahn says, "I am ready... life, death, it all has no meaning."

Arimantis yells, "Yfa.. show yerself.."

Ravonprayer blinks.

Esserae says, "It stopped."

Skyfawn asks, "what is going on?"

Lorinda says, "the chanting stoped"

Sabitor frowns.

You exclaim, "Stop, snake!"

Blizzerdd says, "Yes pray dark lady, for time is short."

Keersah says, "i hear nothing, but the voices of all of ye"

You start to cry all over the place.

Jestin says, "Methinks it is time this ended"

Riktal says, "To the blood.."

A bolt of lightning streaks down from the sky and strikes Riktal!
... 20 points of damage!
Painfully bright jolt to neck explodes surrounding skin. Nasty!
He is stunned!
A tremendous crack of thunder follows instantly!

Sabitor blinks.

Ravonprayer gestures at Riktal.
The glazed look leaves Riktal.

Esserae winces.

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Levite says, "bah"

You exclaim, "Riktal!"

Arimantis blinks.

Lorinda says, "ouch"

Ichiko exclaims, "Lord Voln..if ever I will need your strength, this be that time!"

Aranrhod blinks.

Achillea places her hand on her Luukos symbol.

Lorinda rubs Riktal gently.

Rongari says, "ouch"

You take a quick appraisal of Riktal and find that he has a fractured and bleeding left hand, and moderate bleeding from his neck.
He is bleeding from the neck.

Ravonprayer yells, "Show yourself, and stop attacking from the shadows."

(Riktal falls to his knees.)

Achillea just touched Riktal.

Riktal kneels down.

You exclaim, "OH!"

Ravonprayer mutters under his breath.

Riktal says, "No.."

Blizzerdd stands in front of you.

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

Armaxis whispers, "And soon...soon..." The voice laughs quietly from behind you, "Everyone...all those who live within thisss town...shall bleed for Him..."

Riktal says, "I can't.."

A feminine form is visible momentarily, but quickly vanishes.

Arimantis asks, "Afraid to face us Yfa?"

Skyfawn meditates over Riktal.
Skyfawn takes Riktal's left hand damage.

Riktal says, "To the blood.."

Iarahn says, "Witch.."

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Iarahn tightens his grip on his mithril warsword.

Arimantis squints at a pulsating mist.

Esserae says, "Snakes and their damned shadows..."

Ravonprayer gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Aranrhod exclaims, "Show yourself!"

Esserae mutters under her breath.

You exclaim, "Yfa, witch!"

You flail your arms about.

Riktal says, "I can't.. I can't submit.."

Ilvane nods to Esserae.

Sabitor frowns.

Riktal weeps softly, quiet tears falling from his eyes.

Jestin says, "the darkness was always afraid of the light"

Ravonprayer moves to stand in front of Riktal.

Lorinda says, "did ya see the feminine form"

Ilvane says, "You don't have to."

Riktal says, "I am not Amasalen's chosen.."

You whisper quietly to Riktal, "Calm down. Amasalen is seeking the entire town, not one."

Jestin shrugs.

(Iarahn steps toward the place where the form was visible.)

Ilvane just touched Riktal.

Arimantis says, "She knows she can't win gainst us.."

Ravonprayer says, "If you want Riktal, you will go through me, whatever you are."

Riktal exclaims, "I refuse to believe it!"

Keersah gasps.

Sabitor glances at Riktal.

Blizzerdd sways back and forth.

Iarahn asks, "Shall we dance to the tune of blood?"

Blizzerdd suddenly comes flailing at you as he trips over something!

Something kisses you on the cheek. You hear a soft voice say, "I am many things, as are you."

Iarahn tightens his grip on his mithril warsword.

Esserae says, "Yfa, you'll not win. Your master will fail once again and wander off beaten...."

You gasp.

Riktal exclaims, "Lightning could have struck anyone, it was.. a fluke.. CHANCE! Nothing more!"

Riktal weeps softly, quiet tears falling from his eyes.

(Iscikella touches her cheek.)

Lorinda just hugged Riktal.

Ichiko just hugged Riktal.

You exclaim, "Something kissed me!"

Aranrhod glances at you.

Arimantis yells, "Show yerself Yfa.. an face us... shadows can't hide you forever"

Keersah peers quizzically at you.

Levite searches around for a moment.

Achillea raises an eyebrow in your direction.

Sabitor frowns.

Keersah frowns.

Blizzerdd says, "Yfa thinks I fear snakes and pain for not accepting her."

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

Jestin waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Neava searches around for a moment.

Chantreuse says, "that's Yfa's mark"

Chantreuse nods.

Riktal says, "I.. I.."

Sabitor narrows his eyes.

Jestin asks, "Bah games, can ye not do better?"

Riktal slowly empties his lungs.

Ravonprayer says, "Be calm."

Keersah frowns.

Iarahn squints.

Ravonprayer rubs Riktal gently.

(Riktal pushes himself to his feet.)

Keersah searches around for a moment.

Riktal stands up.

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You exclaim, "I am myself, not many!"

Ilvane says, "Parlor tricks of a mage."

Skyfawn snuggles up to Keemac and cradles him in her arms.

Jestin frowns.

You flail your arms about.

Ilvane grins.

Esserae says, "Those few blessed will still be stronger than you and the cursed your surround yourself with, Dark Elf..."

Esserae waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.

Achillea says, "Pity Ilvane that ye werent yet chosen"

Aranrhod blinks at you.

Ilvane nods to Silon.

Neava exclaims, "anger you?, anger you?, i hope to anger you!"

Sabitor peers quizzically at Achillea.

Riktal exclaims, "Amasalen, tricks will not sway me.. I will not submit to the blood as your chosen. I cannot!"

(Blizzerdd guards Iscikella closely.)

Skyfawn asks, "was I the only one that heard that whisper?"

Ravonprayer asks, "Mana anyone?"

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "You harbor another within you; you are not completely yourself..."

Ravonprayer gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Esserae nods to Skyfawn.

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

Achillea says, "of course, Ilvane's fate was chosen long ago, at birth"

Keersah gasps.

Ichiko scowls.

Skyfawn sighs.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Ilvane glances at Achillea.

Esserae says, "Perhaps you are blessed, Skyfawn..."

Blizzerdd hugs you.

Lorinda rubs you gently.

Arimantis smirks.

(Iarahn slowly steps around the room, squinting off to the side and mumbling to himself.)

Riktal touches you.

Skyfawn asks, "blessed?"

Keemac nods to Skyfawn.

Arimantis searches around for a moment.

Jestin says, "Another snake from the mist"

Ravonprayer gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

You squint at a pulsating mist.

You hear the voice of Taug say, "aye Jestin"

Esserae asks, "Oleani is your patron?"

You hear a sinister hissing nearby.

Esserae peers quizzically at Skyfawn.

Skyfawn says, "yes"

Lorinda says, "probably just armaxis"

Lorinda says, "lil snake"

Jestin says, "it was"

You belt out, "Yfa, show yerself!"

Silon turns towards Delthore and renders a sharp hand salute.

Ichiko exclaims, "Show yourself..!"

Ravonprayer furrows his brow.

Esserae says, "Perhaps she stands against the snakes with us."

Keersah asks, "hissing?"

Esserae nods to Skyfawn.

(Riktal seems to be on the edge of saying something, but continues to catch himself.)

You say, "More than that."

Iarahn says, "Always hidden.. fearful."

Sabitor raises an eyebrow.

You look at Keersah and shake your head.

Blizzerdd says, "Yes come out and beg me to take you Yfa."

Iarahn chuckles.

Keersah glances at Riktal.

Jestin says, "They feed on fear"

Blizzerdd cackles insanely, wild-eyed and drooling.

Jestin shrugs.

Lorinda says, "im not scared"

Iarahn says, "Feeding on their own fear."

Lorinda raises her vultite backsword in triumph!

Arimantis squints at a pulsating mist.

Riktal says, "Amasalen.. leave these innocents alone.. my family.. did nothing."

Achillea leans on Ilvane.

Jestin says, "Aye which is why they are failing"

Sabitor shakes his head.

Ravonprayer squints.

Riktal says, "If it was me you wanted to serve you, than take it, leave them be.."

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Iarahn sniffs.

Riktal weeps softly, quiet tears falling from his eyes.

Riktal says, "To the blood.."

Esserae just tried to pull Riktal towards her!

Arimantis says, "Should we mayhaps look around.. she mighst be hidin somewheres round the keep"

Arimantis searches around for a moment.

You notice a vein pulsing in Blizzerdd's forehead.

Ilvane says, "No one is forced to serve Amasalen or Luukos, it is a choice."

Jestin peers quizzically at Riktal.

Riktal says, "I.."

Achillea grins at Ilvane.

Riktal clenches his jaw.

Arimantis says, "An no one will be forced"

Arimantis nods to Ilvane.

Achillea smirks.

Ilvane says, "Keep your faith, it doesn't matter who your parents were.."

Aranrhod says, "Your soul is your own"

Ilvane closes her eyes for a moment.

Esserae says, "And possession alone does not bend the pure of heart..."

(Riktal closes his mouth, unable to finish.)

Esserae waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.

You say, "I am sorry, love."

Arimantis waves a hand at Achillea, dismissing her indifferently.

Aranrhod nods to Esserae.

Ravonprayer gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Blizzerdd looks over at you and shakes his head.

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

(Riktal reaches out and touches the mist.)

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Sabitor says, "Ilvane, I'm afraid they cannot resist.."

Sabitor mutters under his breath.

Blizzerdd says, "Is not ye. Is poor Yfa."

Ichiko exclaims, "Riktal, do nae give in..they can only claim thee if you allow it!"

Achillea smiles and touches Arimantis cheek

Ilvane says, "Don't touch it Riktal, it burns.."

Arimantis stares at Achillea.

Ravonprayer points at a pulsating mist.

Achillea winks at Arimantis.

Lorinda asks, "who is yfa?"

Ravonprayer scratches his head.

Delthore moves to stand behind Chantreuse.

Riktal says, "It.. does not burn."

Iarahn gazes heavenward.

Delthore says, "I serve the General"

Arimantis says, "Watch it.."

Ilvane says, "It burned me, more than once."

You hear the voice of Taug say, "as do I"

Ilvane nods to Riktal.

Chantreuse nods to Delthore.

Arimantis nods to Ilvane.

Blizzerdd searches around for a moment.

(Iscikella reaches toward the mist.)

Ravonprayer asks, "What manner of filth is that?"

Ravonprayer points at a pulsating mist.

Achillea peers quizzically at Arimantis.

Sabitor raises an eyebrow.

Arimantis says, "Course.. you din have to touch it more than once.."

Arimantis winks at Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "Don't touch it."

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Achillea asks, "threatening now?"

Achillea peers quizzically at Arimantis.

Arimantis smirks.

Lorinda says, "it didnt burn me"

Lorinda shrugs.

Lorinda asks, "anyone gone into it?"

Jestin says, "A futile attempt to scare"

Armaxis whispers, "Your beloved mage has left usss, I've been told...sad, truly."

Riktal says, "Amasalen, if I am your chosen.. than prove your worth as a master. Leave these people be, and I.. will.. submit."

A voice booms, "I will bring this keep down, then Thurfel will be nothing more than a memory"

Jestin shrugs.

Arimantis says, "Jus lettin you know now.. not to touch me"

Ravonprayer chuckles.

Esserae scoffs.

Ilvane blinks.

Sabitor frowns.

Blizzerdd squints.

You exclaim, "No!"

Arimantis searches around for a moment.

Lorinda blinks.

Rongari raises an eyebrow.

Ravonprayer says, "More voices that speak from the shadows."

Achillea chuckles.

Ichiko hauls off and slaps Riktal up'side his head!

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

Iarahn says, "Empty threat."

A pained expression crosses Levite's face.

Riktal suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Lorinda says, "come outta the shadows"

Jestin says, "Very"

Sabitor says, "That cannot happen."

Sabitor frowns.

Achillea says, "would be befittin a traitor"

Arimantis yells, "show yerself.. enough of this hidin in the shadows"

Achillea nods to you.

Ichiko exclaims, "Do not say such, Riktal!"

Blizzerdd stands in front of you.

Jestin asks, "IF they could why warn?"

Ravonprayer says, "The voice fears us."

Ravonprayer shrugs.

Ilvane says, "Afraid of coming from the shadows, but can boom from there."

Arimantis nods to Ilvane.

Blizzerdd says, "Love, stay behind me."

Jestin says, "Again scare tactics to make us panic"

Iarahn says, "The way of things.."

Riktal yells, "Do you hear me Amasalen? Leave them be and what you want will be yours. You have bent the unwilling."

Riktal snarls menacingly!

Iarahn nods to Ilvane.

Ilvane stifles a yawn.

Iarahn says, "Strong until exposed."

Jestin just touched an azure Eonak medallion.

Ichiko exclaims, "Together we need not fear the snakes, and we will protect you!"

You belt out, "Yfa show yerself!"

Arimantis yells, "will take more than threats from the shadows.."

Achillea smiles at Riktal.

Ichiko clasps Riktal's hand tenderly.

(Keersah edges closer to levite)

Sabitor says, "Defeating Thurfel is an impossibility. He will be victorious."

Sabitor nods.

Sabitor frowns.

Silon nods to Sabitor.

Blizzerdd says, "Yes come and face what you can never have woman."

Arimantis smirks.

Blizzerdd glares.

Lorinda nods.

The voice squeals in agony. The screams continue for a moment, then you hear, "I have need of you elsewhere."

Sabitor blinks.

Esserae blinks.

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow.

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Skyfawn blinks.

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Ravonprayer stares off into space.

Skyfawn blinks.

Keersah gasps.

Rongari asks, "need of who?"

Riktal asks, "Wh-who?"

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Lorinda asks, "need of who elsewhere?"

(Riktal grows wide-eyed.)

Aranrhod asks, "Need of whom?"

You ask, "Need?"

Iarahn rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Ravonprayer furrows his brow.

Achillea furrows her brow.

Jestin rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis says, "Think Amasalen a lil mad at her.."

Ravonprayer says, "Be wary of the rest of the town."

Sabitor begins to twitch.

Arimantis nods to Ravonprayer.

Blizzerdd mutters need.

Jestin says, "She didn't do a very good job apparantly"

Ravonprayer says, "While we're all jumbled together down here."

Arimantis says, "Guess that means the keep isn't comin down.."

Ravonprayer stares off into space.

Sabitor begins to twitch.

Iarahn says, "Ah, so we live another moment."

Riktal says, "Amasalen proved nothing this night. The serpents could have been meant for anyone."

Riktal says, "I am not swayed, I know you hear me Armaxis."

(Iscikella holds onto to Blizzerdd.)

Arimantis says, "Should we look round town mayhaps? I don like the sound of that 'elsewhere'"

Sabitor blinks.

Achillea says, "why Riktal a moment ago ye were sobbing 'oh take me'"

Blizzerdd's jaw drops.

Jestin says, "Perhaps"

You blink at Blizzerdd.

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis glances at Blizzerdd.

Sabitor wrings his hands.

Riktal says, "The powerful god apparently caved first."

Blizzerdd begins to twitch.

Ravonprayer squints.

Riktal sneers at Achillea.

You peer quizzically at Blizzerdd.

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow in Blizzerdd's direction.

You ask, "Love?"

Riktal says, "He would not leave the town be"

Achillea says, "ahh Blizzerdd ye looked nice with the slitted eyes"

Riktal says, "And I would not submit."

(Iscikella places a hand on Blizzerdd's forehead.)

Achillea smiles at Blizzerdd.

Blizzerdd says, "I think not."

Blizzerdd glares at Achillea.

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis mutters something about Yfa.

Jestin says, "going to check the Island first"

Blizzerdd says, "My Lord Mularos has work for me yet."

Jestin says, "Make sure no one died from the serpants there"

Lorinda asks, "maybe we should have folks looking around town?"

Blizzerdd glances at Achillea.

Ilvane nods.

Achillea says, "well it was merely a comment, ye indeed looked nice"

Ilvane says, "We are heading up there."

Achillea smiles at Blizzerdd.

Riktal yells, "Amasalen, prove the Serpents minions right or wrong. I beseech an answer, finally."

Riktal snarls menacingly!

Jestin says, "I will too in a moment"

Lorinda says, "course it could be a trick"

Lorinda says, "to get us to leave here"

Arimantis asks, "Anyone wants a ride upwards?"

Aranrhod says, "Maybe we should go look in town"

Riktal says, "I cannot take the lies and half-truths any longer, I have to know.. if it is all a fate which I cannot avoid."

Arimantis says, "Im not sure it is a trick.. he would wants many people as possible to see his tricks"

Skyfawn rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You say, "So now four..."

You sigh.

(Riktal gazes down at the floor, with a sigh.)

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

Sabitor glances at you.

Arimantis asks, "Anyone else headed to town?"

Skyfawn asks, "who is the forth?"

Quinstol asks, "Blizzerdd..?"

You say, "Blizzerdd."

You say, "The serpent bit him."

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

Blizzerdd says, "I need the comfort of the hall of the wounded heart."

Achillea says, "Blizzerdd and Iscikella, both chosen, how interesting"

Sabitor frowns.

Achillea says, "how romantic"

Achillea chuckles.

Keersah frowns.

Lorinda grins.

Jestin says, "or Skyfaen"

Ilvane asks, "What about the whispers she heard?"

Jestin says, "Be careful lass"

Jestin nods to Skyfawn.

Skyfawn says, "that I do not understand"

Ilvane says, "Be careful Auntie, don't let them get you."

Esserae says, "But we saw Blizzerdd's eyes... just like with the first three chosen..."

Esserae shudders.

Skyfawn asks, "what did it mean?"

You nod to Esserae.

Achillea says, "they looked nice"

You say, "And he could not control his body."

Achillea nods to Esserae.

Esserae scowls at Achillea.

Esserae sticks out her tongue.

Keersah glances at Achillea.

Riktal asks, "Amasalen's venom in my ears, his own power striking me to my knees.. Lady Iscikella.. how can this not be Armaxis' claims embodied?"

Esserae says, "They looked like shriveled mice."

Riktal frowns.

Esserae nods to Achillea.

Ichiko shakes her head.

You shake your head.

You say, "No, no, Riktal."

You sign wearily.

You mutter about not-as-ye-think...

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Riktal says, "No sooner do I defy him, and claim his words hold no water.. than serpents strike and I am inches from death.. on my knees."

Riktal frowns.

Blizzerdd just tried to pull you towards him!

(Riktal shakes his head, as if struggling for reason.)

You say, "Take me out, love."

You join Blizzerdd.

Lord Blizzerdd's group just went south.



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