A Meeting of Two Mages...
Rest Day, day 11 of the month Fashanos in the year 5101

[Thurfel's Keep]
A towering pinnacle constructed of brightly colored coral and oddly shaped shells rises well above the crystal bridge. The garish structure presents a highly visible landmark for those who might be down below on the island. It doesn't appear to have much of a purpose, but it is quite a work of art. Also here: Lord Thurfel
Obvious paths: northeast, southwest.

Thurfel smiles.

You say, "Good eve, m'lord."

Thurfel says, "evening my dear"

You ask, "Ye about and wandering tonight?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Thurfel asks, "are you alone or is your spiked ball and chain soon to appear?"

You say, "He is in the landing this evening, m'lord."

Thurfel says, "ah, then at the very least, it would be a huge inconvenience for him to accost me on this pleasantly balmy eve."

You chuckle at Thurfel.

Thurfel asks, "how have you been milady?"

You say, "Well, m'lord, I have had some... uh... occurrences happen."

Thurfel asks, "occurences?"

You nod to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "nothing harmful or dangerous I hope"

You ask, "Ye know of the follower of Sheru, Lord Setzier?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Thurfel nods to you.

You say, "Well, this past Niiman, he tried to perform a ritual on me."

Thurfel asks, "with your approval?"

You say, "I didn't really understand it, except that he failed and it killed him."

You look at Thurfel and shake your head.

You say, "A few days before he had cut off a lock of my hair."

(Iscikella touches her hair.)

As you twirl the ends of your silk hair ribbon around your finger, you loosen a few strands of your very long red hair.

Lord Sabitor's group just arrived.

Thurfel says, "folks should not mess with things they know little of"

Sabitor coughs.

Cravis blinks at Thurfel.

Cravis takes a few steps back.

Telchor says, "Ah, Lord Thurfel."

Telchor bows to Thurfel.

You say, "And he placed it that night in a chalice."

You curtsy to Telchor.

You say, "Good eve, Guildmaster."

Thurfel points at Telchor.

Thurfel asks, "him?"

Cravis asks, "Hims the fire mage?"

Telchor says, "Good to meet you under better circumstances."

Sabitor coughs.

Cravis peers quizzically at Sabitor.

Sabitor glances at Cravis.

You say, "Nae, m'lord, Lord Setzier did that."

Sabitor begins to twitch.

Sabitor says, "I suppose."

Thurfel says, "well, at least it would appear the battlemages who opened that fortress are not here to bother us"

Cravis takes a few steps in a small circle.

You ask, "The stargazing sorcerers, ye mean?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Sabitor smirks.

Telchor says, "True, I can see how that would concern you."

Thurfel says, "that may be what they call themselves"

Thurfel says, "it is however far from the truth"

Cravis says, "They no sound good."

You ask, "What are they then?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Cravis shivers.

Thurfel says, "I will find out, rest assured, perhaps he knows"

Telchor asks, "I had heard you were planning the construction of a guild hall, is that true?"

Thurfel asks, "Telchor, have you any history on those folks?"

Sabitor coughs.

Cravis wiggles his ears.

Telchor says, "I don't know, I'd have to learn more about who they are first."

Thurfel says, "thank you Sabitor, allow me a few moments, I would very much like that"

Sabitor nods to Thurfel.

Cravis glances at Sabitor.

Telchor says, "I've traveled many places, so perhaps I've heard something."

Thurfel says, "I was to build a center of wizardry and magic aye"

Cravis asks, "You hims helper?"

Sabitor glances at Cravis.

Sabitor says, "Of course."

Thurfel says, "where folks would study magic"

Telchor says, "This is good news."

Thurfel says, "not use it for fell purposes"

Cravis takes a few steps back.

Telchor says, "I've been trying to organize a guild in the Landing for over a year now."

Thurfel asks, "why would I care about the landing?"

You ask, "A year?"

Sabitor smirks.

You blink at Telchor.

Telchor says, "Progress has been slow, but there isn't any guild anywhere in the region."

Telchor says, "Not in the Landing, Icemule, Rivers Rest, Teras..."

Cravis asks, "You no like Wehni-mer?"

Thurfel says, "If there is to be a guild, it will be in Icemule"

Sabitor grins wryly.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Telchor says, "We had been planning on a branch of the guild here."

Telchor says, "I thought I should speak with you first."

Thurfel asks, "who are we?"

Telchor says, "The wizards who join the guild."

Thurfel says, "but who is building it"

Thurfel says, "there are things I would insist upon in the branch in Icemule"

Telchor says, "The guild is sponsoring the construction."

You cock your head at Telchor.

Telchor says, "Whatever we can do to meet the needs of our members is important."

You ask, "What would such be, m'lord? Those things?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Telchor says, "If you already plan on building such a guild hall here in Icemule, then by all means we should take your wishes into consideration."

Thurfel says, "Clearly, a vault would be needed to store the more valuable works"

Telchor says, "Indeed, and we shall have many such valuable works."

You ask, "A vault?"

Telchor says, "Finally a place to store and keep them for some quality research."

You blink at Thurfel.

Sabitor raises an eyebrow.

Thurfel says, "but I would not have every apprentice smearing their tart covered hands upon them"

Cravis wiggles his ears.

Thurfel nods to you.

You say, "Well, books are precious to be sure."

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Telchor says, "A repository for the works needed by the masters."

Thurfel asks, "would you trust a spell of earth moving in the hands of a child halfing?"

You cough.

You say, "Nae."

Telchor begins chuckling at Thurfel.

Sabitor furrows his brow.

Cravis says, "Ma...gic.."

Cravis cowers.

Thurfel nods to Cravis.

Sabitor begins chuckling at Cravis.

Telchor says, "Hopefully that wont happen. We believe in the responsible use of magic."

Lord Shonison's group just arrived.

Thurfel says, "'WE' may believe in it..."

Cravis shivers.

Valicar bows to Telchor.

Telchor bows.

Valicar nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "but the use of magic is hardly consistent among the members of the various races."

Telchor says, "True."

Telchor says, "Halflings always want to do the oddest things with magic."

Thurfel says, "I don't believe I invited you upon my island Valicar, but you are welcome nonetheless, if you bring no trouble"

You cough.

Sabitor smirks.

Telchor says, "Don't be put off by different, some of the greatest achievements come from those doing things differently."

Thurfel says, "By the way Valicar..."

Valicar says, "I have as agreed since the day we said so, not attacked, nor had attacked anything within your keep."

Telchor says, "So do some of the worse disasters."

Telchor snickers.

Thurfel says, "I am hearing noises below my dungeon..."

Cravis blinks at Thurfel.

Valicar asks, "rats in the cellar?"

Sabitor raises an eyebrow.

Thurfel says, "the cellar is filled with rats of my own design"

Thurfel says, "this is well below ground"

You ask, "Rats?"

Thurfel says, "well under my cellar"

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Valicar nods to Thurfel.

Sabitor furrows his brow.

Cravis asks, "Why you no get rid of thems?"

Sabitor asks, "What sorts of... noises?"

Cravis peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Valicar asks, "any idea what the noise could be from?"

Thurfel says, "If I knew, it wouldn't concern me. I know all that travels within my dungeon."

An arctic wolf pads into the area.
There is a twinkle in an arctic wolf's eyes.

Thurfel says, "I was not aware of an area below it"

Thurfel says, "its a bit disturbing"

Xulia nods to Thurfel.

Valicar asks, "Do you feel that such could be a threat to Icemule?"

Valicar peers quizzically at Thurfel.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "What I had wanted to say, my lord, was that the divining sphere seemed to respond to the ritual Setzier did on night Lornon was full. But perhaps I simply imagine too much."

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Hmm."

Cravis covers his ears.

Thurfel whispers, "I fear for that orb upon you"

Thurfel says, "I believe that in the right circumstances..."

Thurfel says, "two travelling craftsman selling potions could be a threat to Icemule"

Valicar asks, "and are these noises...siesmic in nature or more animal?"

Sabitor blinks.

Thurfel says, "however, I'm sure Valicar's army could handle that"

Thurfel says, "I'm far more worried about the fortress"

Shonison says, "and indeed they have been"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "It seems to attract certain elements of darkness, aye."

Shonison mutters something about gypsies.

Thurfel says, "and yes, they are both seismic..."

Thurfel says, "and loud"

Thurfel says, "something is under my keep"

Sabitor furrows his brow.

Thurfel says, "and I'm not happy about it."

Telchor says, "Perhaps that contraption is running."

You ask, "Something large and living ye think, m'lord?"

Cravis says, "Maybes something big moving there."

You say, "Or something more... a force."

Cravis nods to you.

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

Thurfel says, "perhaps its but the tide rushing in"

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

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Telchor says, "Maybe someone is playing with it."

Taze shifts his weight.

Valicar asks, "What do you intend to do about it?"

Sabitor frowns at Taze.

A rock ptarmigan appears overhead, circling.

Shonison smiles at Taze.

Thurfel says, "nothing at the moment, I have found no access to any areas below my keep as of yet"

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

Taze glances at Sabitor.

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

Nanna waves.

Thurfel says, "Telchor..."

Valicar nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel asks, "when is this guild to open?"

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Taze says, "good question"

Taze nods to Thurfel.

You cock your head at Telchor.

Valicar nods to Taze.

The rock ptarmigan descends to the ground and lands nearby.

Cravis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Telchor says, "i believe that depends on how long it takes to finish the construction of the guild halls."

Nanna waves to Thurfel.

Taze says, "he does have a good head on his shoulders after all"

Taze grins.

Thurfel waves to Nanna.

Telchor asks, "Perhaps you know of a good location for such a hall?"

Nanna waves to Telchor.

Cravis asks, "Guild can no be made anywhere?"

Cravis peers quizzically at Telchor.

Telchor says, "I'm not familiar with Icemule."

Valicar asks, "inside or outside the walls?"

You say, "Such a hall requires correct mana flows, Guildmaster? So I heard tell at one point."

Valicar peers quizzically at Telchor.

The rock ptarmigan glances sideways at you.

Thurfel says, "I would have to speak to Valicar and the people of Icemule to determine where they feel it would be best. There are some areas of town where magic studies are regular..."

You cock your head at Telchor.

Thurfel says, "I would imagine within that neighborhood would be best"

Telchor says, "Useful for any serious magic involving mana flows such as enchanting."

You nod to Thurfel.

Telchor nods to Thurfel.

Sabitor nods.

Shonison asks, "next to the sorcerers guild you love so much?"

You say, "The magic quadrant would seem most suited, aye."

Valicar says, "There is a magical burrow area"

Thurfel says, "that is not a guild Shonison"

Thurfel says, "feel free to believe it is"

Shonison asks, "what would you call it?"

Nanna asks, "why don't ya use one of the workshops that Thurfel tried to burn down?"

Nanna grins.

Taze nods to Valicar.

Taze says, "where the burned workshops are"

Lady Maelani's group just arrived.

Taze snickers.

Thurfel says, "Sorcerors do not organize to benefit anybody"

Telchor says, "There is an idea."

Shonison chuckles.

Sabitor smirks.

Thurfel says, "they simply live to destroy things"

Cravis shivers.

Maelani blinks at Thurfel.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "Do ye think I imagine the sphere responding to the dark ritual? Or could it be so?"

Cravis says, "Sorceror no good."

Maelani asks, "Is that a way tah greet a Sorc?"

Telchor says, "Also well positioned to keep an eye on that fortress too."

Maelani peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Xulia glances at Thurfel.

Valicar says, "Most sorcerers perhaps, but as always there are exceptions to the rule"

Thurfel whispers, "I believe that if the soul within sensed power, it might use the opportunity"

You nod to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I would not care for it to be close to the fortress"

Thurfel says, "Sorcerors blast first..."

Thurfel says, "think later."

Telchor chuckles.

Nanna grins.

Telchor says, "Good point."

Thurfel says, "given a few moments to prepare.."

Telchor says, "That may not be good."

Xulia stares off into space.

Thurfel says, "there would be little to worry about from them."

Maelani asks, "Hrm. Seems the mage is trying tah rile up the Sorceror profession?"

Maelani waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.

Thurfel asks, "Rile up?"

Taze snickers.

Maelani nods to Thurfel.

Taze says, "he's a sorceror imself"

Taze snickers.

Thurfel says, "if you need to spontaneously combust a beast..."

Maelani says, "Ahh. He's a mage. "

Thurfel says, "a sorceror is a fine ally"

Sabitor glances at Taze.

Telchor begins chuckling at Thurfel.

You chuckle at Thurfel.

Shonison says, "you hate sorcerers yet you hire them"

Nanna works her way out of a front-buckled banded leather corselet with studded metal spikes around the bustline.

Telchor says, "Indeed, they do have a talent for such things."

Thurfel says, "I don't hate sorcerors"

Thurfel says, "I mistrust them"

Maelani says, "This is a good thing."

Maelani smiles at Thurfel.

Valicar says, "ah the irony"

The rock ptarmigan chirps loudly.

Valicar chuckles.

Shonison nods to Valicar.

Thurfel says, "I will support this guild Telchor"

Thurfel says, "but I would like the folks building it to speak with me as it is being constructed"

Telchor says, "Excellent, then I shall have to keep you apprised of our progress so we can get your wisdom before we proceed."

You smile at Thurfel.

Telchor nods to Thurfel.

Maelani says, "Whoa whoa whoa..."

Thurfel says, "with their permission preferably..."

Maelani says, "What did I miss.."

Telchor says, "Indeed, we wouldn't have it any other way."

Maelani glances at you.

Thurfel says, "I would like to put a portal within the guild"

Sabitor grins wickedly.

Maelani asks, "Since when does the town need to go through him?"

You ask, "A portal?"

Valicar asks, "a portal to where?"

Shonison asks, "a portal to where?"

Sabitor raises an eyebrow in Thurfel's direction.

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Xulia cackles!

Thurfel says, "from here to there of course"

The rock ptarmigan glances sideways at you.

Sabitor grins.

Taze snorts.

Valicar says, "speak plain"

Xulia gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Thurfel says, "while I can travel with little trouble"

Taze says, "walk like the rest of us"

You say, "Well, that's charmingly vague."

Valicar smiles.

Telchor says, "I will put that on the building list."

You chuckle.

Taze glances at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "my associates might need easy access to and fro"

Thurfel nods to Telchor.

Xulia glances at Telchor.

Rayzinark coughs.

The arctic wolf sniffs at a rock ptarmigan.

Taze mutters lazy.

Taze snickers.

Cravis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Valicar asks, "fellow wizards I assume?"

You say, "And hither and yon too I suppose."

Rayzinark nods to Taze.

Valicar peers quizzically at Thurfel.

You chuckle at Thurfel.

Shonison asks, "are you to be the master of this guild, Thurfel?"

Maelani blinks at Shonison.

Thurfel says, "actaully..."

Valicar says, "Telchor is guildmaster"

Xulia blinks.

Shonison says, "foreign, however"

The arctic wolf scratches itself.

Thurfel says, "I believe guilds have several guildmasters..."

Valicar nods to Thurfel.

You nod to Thurfel.

You say, "Is usually the way, aye."

Valicar says, "warrior's guild has many"

Thurfel says, "I would certainly lend my knowledge as needed"

Telchor says, "I believe he has reason to be associated with the guild, even if not having the time to be an official guildmaster."

Thurfel says, "I have no need to oversee it however"

The rock ptarmigan cocks its head intelligently.

Telchor says, "I know he has much knowledge and wisdom to share with us."

Telchor says, "We would be fools to spurn any offer of assistance here."

Sabitor nods.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "And, after this ritual of Sheruvian's, though apparently failed since he died, the orb glowed most strangely in the light of the full Lornon. But then again perhaps is just my fear seeing such things."

Cravis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Maelani leans on Quiethorne.

Quiethorne smiles.

Thurfel whispers, "I would carry an object of dispel magic if you can acquire one, it could come in handy"

Taze snickers.

Valicar says, "Guildmaster Telchor. I would also like to pledge the services of the Northern Fury to aid the in defense of the construction should you come under attack while building."

Shonison grins.

Shonison nods to Xulia.

You nod to Thurfel.

Telchor bows to Valicar.

Thurfel says, "just keep large logs or such out of their hands Telchor"

Valicar bows to Telchor.

Xulia glances at Thurfel.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "Aye, I'm sure could have something embedded with it for me."

Telchor says, "Thank you sir, although I should hope we never have need of such services."

Maelani examines her fingernails.

Xulia mutters logs.

Maelani sniffs.

Thurfel says, "or reinforce the guild doors quite securely"

Thurfel grins.

Thurfel says, "mine were not up to the task"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "And I can use wands well, so not a problem with that."

Cravis grins.

Xulia blinks.

Thurfel nods to you.

Shonison says, "youre right"

Valicar says, "The Fury will insure that the guild is built along your guidelines and without sabotage from within or without"

Telchor says, "I'll make sure the doors pass your inspection then."

Taze grins.

Valicar nods to Telchor.

Thurfel nods to Telchor.

Telchor says, "One with experience in such matters I am not."

You ask, "Guildmaster, this will be a large hall, the mage's guild?"

Thurfel says, "well, my experience isn't exactly in construction either, I'm a bit better at dissembling buildings"

You cock your head at Telchor.

You cough.

Telchor chuckles.

Rayzinark says, "Speaking a one who has broken through and picked around many doors, I might be of some assistance."

You chuckle at Thurfel.

Sabitor shudders.

Valicar begins chuckling at Rayzinark.

The rock ptarmigan scans the area.

Taze grins.

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

The arctic wolf sniffs the ground.

Telchor says, "So I've heard tell, but then Icemule tends to melt easily too."

You blink at Telchor.

Taze raises an eyebrow.

The arctic wolf scratches itself.

Valicar says, "Only the ice melts...but the people are hard as stone"

Xulia rubs her chin thoughtfully.

The rock ptarmigan ruffles its feathers.

Taze nods to Valicar.

Rayzinark nods to Valicar.

Xulia grins evilly.

Thurfel says, "actually, with the proper melt, a great source of power could perhaps be harnessed"

Xulia coughs.

Thurfel says, "but that is for another day"

Maelani gazes up into the heavens.

Telchor says, "Strong as stone is a good foundation for great things."

You ask, "Melt the glacier?"

You blink at Thurfel.

Cravis chuckles.

Sabitor smirks.

Cravis asks, "Yous can do that?"

Maelani says, "Speaking so vague. Yet piquing our curiosity."

Cravis gawks at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "controlled melt, perhaps with a wheel of some sort"

Xulia stares off into space.

Valicar says, "could make a lake...but it would just freeze again"

Valicar says, "ahh"

Valicar says, "water wheel"

Thurfel nods to Valicar.

Valicar nods.

Arimantis's group just arrived.

Ilvane glances at Thurfel.

Valicar says, "can drive machinery with it"

Ilvane exclaims, "You ruined our banquet!"

You ask, "Ah, like a watermill?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Valicar just tickled Ilvane.

Xulia glances at Ilvane.

Ilvane stares at Thurfel.

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

Cravis asks, "Why everyone mad at yous?"

Cravis peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel asks, "banquet?"

Telchor says, "A magic wheel."

Taze rubs Ilvane gently.

Thurfel says, "nobody is mad at me"

Ilvane mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Thurfel says, "although some would call me mad"

Thurfel chuckles.

Arimantis says, "Now ya did it...."

Valicar says, "we had the Snowflake Carnival this weekend"

Arimantis glances at Thurfel.

Ilvane asks, "They aren't?"

Xulia says, "Ilvane... what do you refer to? Not my death, I assume."

Thurfel says, "nobody invited me"

Ilvane glances at Thurfel.

Xulia curtsies to Ilvane.

Telchor says, "I've been called a mad mage before."

Telchor mutters under his breath.

Thurfel nods to Sabitor.

Telchor says, "Don't let it bother you."

You chuckle at Telchor.

Ilvane exclaims, "You ruined our Snowflake Carnival Royal Banquet!"

Valicar says, "everyone was invited..you should get a new secretary i guess"

Valicar nods to Thurfel.

Taze rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Ilvane glances at Thurfel and begins to wail!

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

Cravis blinks at Ilvane.

Telchor says, "Thats what those with limited knowledge always say."

Thurfel says, "Trentas is a fine secretary"

Cravis asks, "Ban-qit?"

Ilvane nods to Cravis.

Maelani coughs.

You say, "Well, he usually does seem to keep copious notes."

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "People blindly attack what they do not understand, it's almost expected in thisss day and age."

Ilvane glances at Valicar.

Cravis covers his ears.

You say, "That I do have to admit."

Cravis squints.

You nod to Thurfel.

Ilvane mutters under her breath.

Ilvane mutters quietly.

Arimantis says, "Now ya gots Ilvane mad.."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Valicar says, "My apologies for having to relinquish my duties as king for General, Lady Ilvane."

Valicar bows to Ilvane.

Xulia winks at Arimantis.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I fear to let any other touch the sphere, though I know likely sounds foolish to ye. I will gamble with my own life if needed, but never another's."

The rock ptarmigan glances sideways at you.

Ilvane says, "Not often I get to play Queen."

Ilvane giggles.

Valicar grins.

Thurfel whispers, "let us hope your life remains your own"

(Maelani sniffs at the ptarmigan. )

The rock ptarmigan chirps loudly.

Maelani says, "Gods I hate animals."

Sabitor grins wryly.

Iscikella smiles softly at Thurfel.

Xulia stares off into space.

Thurfel asks, "Telchor, when can I expect some company from the folks constructing the buildings?"

Ilvane says, "And your walk promptly destroyed it."

Ilvane scowls at Thurfel.

You say, "I thought someone said the cocatrice was bad."

The rock ptarmigan chirps loudly.

Thurfel asks, "Ilvane, what are you talking about?"

You blink at Ilvane.

Xulia just tried to pull Ilvane towards her!

Xulia coughs.

Cravis looks rather confused.

Telchor says, "As soon as I can find some worthy experts to hire to start the construction I'll send a representative to you."

Xulia mutters shhhh.

Telchor says, "I think my apprentice ended up over on Teras the other day."

Telchor whistles tunelessly to himself.

Xulia smirks.

Sabitor coughs.

Telchor says, "As soon as I can find him I'll send him with news."

Arimantis chuckles.

Thurfel says, "I heard many enjoyed the trip"

Thurfel grins.

Sabitor stares off into space.

Kasagi nods to Thurfel.

Nanna begins chuckling at Telchor.

Ilvane says, "As soon as you appeared, Valicar and everyone had to leave the banquet."

Telchor says, "He had been asking me for funds to make the trip."

Quiethorne glances at Thurfel.

Ilvane sighs.

Arimantis says, "I actually listened an stayed outa trouble"

Thurfel says, "got to see a faraway land they otherwise would not have been able to."

Kasagi says, "Some of us did."

Telchor says, "I guess I should thank you for saving me 50,000 silvers."

Telchor bows to Thurfel.

Ilvane waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.

Nanna begins chuckling at Thurfel.

Quiethorne says, "I find your childish prattle not the least bit funny, simpleton"

Valicar laughs!

Thurfel says, "nobody had to leave the banquet on my account"

Nanna says, "yeah saved him 50k"

Nanna nods.

Xulia glances at Quiethorne.

Damsall says, "I heard many o' the citzens o' Teras weren't overly pleased at the arrival o' unexpected visitors."

Thurfel asks, "and did you bring any food or drink for us?"

Ilvane mutters under her breath.

Maelani nods to Damsall.

Xulia nods to Damsall.

Ilvane glances at Thurfel.

Arimantis says, "An some of us stayed to protect the queen"

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the nose.

Xulia rolls her eyes.

Xulia coughs.

Ilvane says, "If you had come, you could have had some."

Thurfel says, "I don't believe I really am interested in anything folks who live inside a volcano might have to say"

Shonison says, "yes, they were advocating the death of the visitors, Thurfel, and all of Icemule"

Nanna says, "The glaesen star should get mad at ya Thurfel"

Xulia winks at Arimantis.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Terasians would complain about silvers hurting their head if it rained from the sky in the billions."

Nanna begins chuckling at Thurfel.

Arimantis says, "Hmm.. gots a cockatrice leg ya can have.."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Sabitor grins wickedly.

Naina offers Thurfel a goblet of sparkling champagne.

Naina grins at Thurfel.

Maelani grins at Shonison.

Thurfel bows to Naina.

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel slings a small coral shield over his shoulder.

Shonison chuckles.

Thurfel accepts Naina's sparkling champagne.

Naina curtsies to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "why thank you"

Thurfel takes a drink from his sparkling champagne.

Ilvane removes a dark chocolate profiterole from in her black silk cloak.

Naina says, "Of course"

Ilvane offers Thurfel a dark chocolate profiterole.

Arimantis asks, "Xulia.. you got the rest of that leg you were eatin?"

Arimantis whistles tunelessly to himself.

Xulia says, "no..."

Thurfel accepts Ilvane's chocolate profiterole.

Xulia coughs.

You say, "Well, the champagne is good, though I stuck to tea myself."

Valicar begins chuckling at Shonison.

You grin at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "this looks quite tasty"

Xulia says, "was lost between life an death"

Shonison grins.

Xulia winks at Arimantis.

Ilvane says, "Chocolate calms the savage beast."

Ilvane nods.

Arimantis nods to Xulia.

Thurfel takes a bite of his chocolate profiterole.

Nanna removes a dried out lemon tart from in her short scarlet petticoat.

Thurfel says, "interesting shape"

Ilvane nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel grins.

Nanna offers Thurfel a dried out lemon tart.

Nanna snickers.

Nanna ducks her head.

Thurfel declines Nanna's offer.

Riend just arrived.

Cravis grins.

Nanna put a dried out lemon tart in her leather purse.

Nanna chuckles.

Thurfel says, "nay Rayzinark.."

Ilvane sighs.

Maelani removes a lock of long stringy grey hair from in her black silk backpack.

Taze chuckles.

Riend glances at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I was in my youth"

Telchor leans on his staff.

Thurfel takes a bite of his chocolate profiterole.

Arimantis glances at Maelani.

Maelani seems to be trying to figure out how to turn a lock of long stringy grey hair.

Thurfel says, "tell me more of what you have heard about the Guild Telchor"

Maelani glances at Arimantis.

The arctic wolf sniffs the ground.

Thurfel says, "I'm sure folks would be interested in details"

(Maelani twirls her lock of grey hair.)

Maelani leans back.

You nod to Telchor.

You say, "I would like to hear."

Nanna removes a dried out lemon tart from in her leather purse.

Telchor says, "We still need to find a good location to construct it."

Nanna takes a bite of her lemon tart.

Alyxandrah's group just arrived.

Ilvane blushes a delicate shade of pink.

Nanna takes a bite of her lemon tart.

Elminstir tugs at his beard, lost in thought.

Telchor says, "We'll need lots of room for the library and vault."

Sabitor smirks.

Riend leans on Elminstir.

Nanna asks, "what about right here?"

The rock ptarmigan scans the area.

Thurfel nods to Telchor.

Riend whispers, "Might I bother you to come west and heal me hon? I had a most horrible close call coming down here."

Thurfel asks, "will the mana flows be easily accessible to all?"

Telchor says, "If we can find the right people for the construction of a good mana pool we'll include a quality workshop for any use."

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I will be right back, m'lord. Someone requires healing."

You nod to Riend.

Nanna snorts.

Thurfel nods to you.

Riend nods to you.

Riend just went northeast.

Duelstar yells, "Hail Despana!"

Nanna says, "That's meaningless and a waste of time"

[Thurfel's Keep]
The crystalline bridge spanning the top of the keep is a fragile contrast to the outlandish tower it leads to. Crafted entirely of rose-colored crystals, it looks as if the slightest weight might shatter the entire construction, yet the solid coral spire it holds must weigh tons.
Also here: Riend, Quiethorne, Lady Maelani
Obvious paths: south, west, southwest, down.

You take a quick appraisal of Riend and find that she has some minor cuts and bruises on her right leg, minor cuts and bruises on her chest, minor cuts and bruises on her abdominal area, and some minor cuts and bruises on her right arm.
She has a mangled right leg, terrible, permanent mutilation of her chest muscles, and a mangled right arm.

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

Quiethorne grins.

Riend says, "I hurt from head to foot I fear."

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

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

Maelani just tried to pull a lock of long stringy grey hair.

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

Maelani taps a lock of long stringy grey hair.

You take a quick appraisal of Riend and find that she has no apparent injuries.

Lady Maelani's group just went southwest.

You meditate over Riend.
You take some of Riend's health points.

You concentrate.
Your chest feels better.

Riend says, "Oh that does feel so much better."

Riend hugs you.

You concentrate.
Your abdomen feels better.

Riend removes a white opal from in her interwoven ivy satchel.
Riend offers you a white opal. Enter ACCEPT to accept the offer or DECLINE to decline it. The offer will expire in 30 seconds.
Offer declined.

You say, "Nae need"

You concentrate.
Your right arm feels better.

Riend furrows her brow.

You concentrate.
Your right leg feels better.

You concentrate.
You feel better.

Riend says, "I will keep you company until you heal down then."

Riend nods.

You gesture.
You feel a stinging sensation just beneath the skin. After a momentary discomfort, you are suddenly suffused with a sensation of robust energy!

You say, "I'm done."

[Thurfel's Keep]
A towering pinnacle constructed of brightly colored coral and oddly shaped shells rises well above the crystal bridge. The garish structure presents a highly visible landmark for those who might be down below on the island. It doesn't appear to have much of a purpose, but it is quite a work of art. You also see a rock ptarmigan and an arctic wolf who is sitting.
Also here: Quiethorne, Lady Maelani who is seated, Elminstir, Duelstar, Alyxandrah, Lady Nanna who is seated, Lady Ilvane, Arimantis, Damsall, Lord Taze, Lord Rayzinark, Lady Naina, Kasagi, Xulia, Lord Valicar, Lord Shonison, Journeyman Cravis, Guildmaster Telchor, Lord Sabitor, Lord Thurfel
Obvious paths: northeast, southwest.

Nanna shrugs.

Sabitor grins wryly.

The rock ptarmigan chirps loudly.

Thurfel says, "it would hardly be public use, if folks are unable to bring in their fifteen friends and neighbors with them"

Xulia smirks.

Thurfel chuckles.

Nanna asks, "won't any wizard over 25th year be in the guild?"

Nanna peers quizzically at Telchor.

Ilvane curtsies.

Ilvane smiles.

Valicar just hugged Ilvane.

Thurfel says, "I would imagine 15 actually"

You say, "So I thought."

Telchor says, "We haven't finalized the requirements for membership."

You nod to Thurfel.

Nanna says, "It'll just be another tapped pool at any rate "

Valicar bows to Ilvane.

Elminstir nods.

Thurfel says, "but most wizards do not work alone"

Thurfel says, "they have a herd of folks with them"

Nanna says, "And 15 friends is the only way to enchant these days anyway"

Valicar chuckles.

Shonison chuckles.

Telchor exclaims, "No herds in the guild!"

Cravis squints.

Duelstar asks, "Thurfel still have a thing for my master, Despana?"

Maelani grins at Nanna.

Duelstar cocks his head at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "in the guild, they will only have guild mates to work with"

Telchor says, "Bad for rsearch."

Cravis says, "Me ...better go. Too many snake-men."

Sabitor smirks.

Riend just arrived.

Cravis bows to Telchor.

Nanna says, "or to have a private pool"

Telchor says, "research that is."

Sabitor waves to Cravis.

Sabitor smirks.

Cravis stares at Sabitor.

Xulia cackles!

Nanna says, "that ya can control and let build naturally"

Cravis stamps his feet at Sabitor!

Cravis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sabitor scowls.

Cravis looks rather confused.

Riend asks, "Oh we are talking about mana and pools again, are we not?"

Telchor asks, "Do you have a private workshop here on your island Thurfel?"

Cravis says, "Just has to find outs where me am at."

Taze grins.

Maelani says, "Makes me wanna go swimming."

Riend shakes her head.

Riend nods to Maelani.

Maelani grins at Riend.

Riend blinks.

Thurfel asks, "If I discussed that, it would no longer be private would it?"

Alyxandrah giggles.

Elminstir chuckles.

Sabitor smirks.

Nanna begins chuckling at Thurfel.

Xulia glances at Alyxandrah.

You say, "Well, that's certainly true."

You chuckle.

Riend grins at Thurfel.

Alyxandrah ducks her head.

Journeyman Cravis just went southwest.

Nanna asks, "why wouldn't it? you don't believe in locks?"

Nanna peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Riend leans on Elminstir.

Riend says, "It is very odd, Elmy..."

Naina says, "ah, there's a difference between private, and secret"

Shonison nods to Naina.

Thurfel says, "I shudder to think of folks sleeping on my island for hours on end, trying to find every last ripple of the essence"

Elminstir nods.

Shonison says, "you can say it exists without opening it"

Sabitor snickers.

Riend smiles softly, her voice barely above a whisper as she addresses her friend.

Xulia bites Sabitor!

Nanna chuckles.

Sabitor scowls at Xulia.

You say, "Well, the island definitely has a magic energy, no doubt of that."

Taze snickers.

Xulia winks at Sabitor.

Duelstar says, "They just lizar...er wizards anyway. What you want is a good sorcerer."

Duelstar nods to Thurfel.

Riend asks, "To see a legend in the flesh.. it takes the... fierceness out of him, doesi t not?"

Xulia fidgets.

Maelani grins at Duelstar.

Taze shifts his weight.

Maelani says, "I like him."

Xulia mutters flesh.

Thurfel says, "if a mage tried hard enough, one could find energy virtually anywhere"

Maelani nods to Duelstar.

Thurfel says, "how usuable it would be is another story."

Elminstir nods to Thurfel.

Nanna says, "I think I already checked every room with a 3x enchant on yer isle that I could get to"

Alyxandrah nods.

Nanna scratches her head.

Thurfel says, "you haven't even seen a third of my island Nanna"

Thurfel smiles.

Taze snickers.

Alyxandrah raises an eyebrow.

Elminstir grins.

Maelani says, "We all knew that."

Nanna says, "well ya could show me"

The arctic wolf begins to pant.

Nanna smiles at Thurfel.

Shonison chuckles.

Arimantis mutters something about basements.

Xulia says, "I like the eyeball hallway, meself."

Maelani grins at Nanna.

Riend says, "Tell me, Thurfel..."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Xulia nods to Thurfel.

Riend cocks her head at Thurfel.

Xulia smirks.

Telchor says, "Perhaps we can discuss your personal archive and research facilities in private later."

Nanna says, "and that is why I said that I could get to, I know that"

Nanna shrugs.

Riend asks, "Who outfits your monkies outside?"

Thurfel says, "I do not have suitable staff to occupy folks in the levels below the keep proper as of yet"

Telchor says, "I have collected a few nice volumes since arriving in Wehnimers."

Maelani begins chuckling at Riend.

Duelstar says, "Once I invent ensorcell us sorcerers will find this place of use im sure."

Alyxandrah stares off into space.

Riend says, "Honestly... red pumps with pearls? Ylena would have a field day down there."

Thurfel says, "rest assured..."

Riend blinks at Maelani.

Riend gasps.

Arimantis says, "Gots to clean them stains off the floor first.."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Maelani chuckles.

Maelani nods to Riend.

Thurfel says, "there will be no pearls beneath the keep"

Thurfel says, "only death"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I am glad ye and Telchor are of one mind."

Riend grins at Thurfel.

Sabitor raises an eyebrow.

Alyxandrah shifts her weight.

Elminstir grins.

Xulia blinks.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "How pleasant."

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "About the guild."

Elminstir shifts his weight.

Maelani leans to her left slightly.

Duelstar says, "Death is a good thing."

Thurfel nods.

Nanna says, "for you? "

Rayzinark says, "Sounds inviting."

Maelani says, "Interesting."

Duelstar cackles!

Nanna peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Riend says, "It would be time you gave us a challenge, Thurfel..."

Valicar says, "something going on up street level"

Xulia sniffs.

Thurfel says, "Death is not a good thing"

Thurfel says, "but on occasion it is a necessary thing"

Duelstar says, "Verah good."

Duelstar nods to Thurfel.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Valicar.

Riend says, "So far you have only proven your sense of humor."

Thurfel says, "especially for trespassers"

The rock ptarmigan glances sideways at you.

Nanna chuckles.

Riend chuckles.

Thurfel says, "I don't have anything to prove Riend"

Xulia stares off into space.

Maelani asks, "Gods! Who's damned ptarmigan is this?"

Maelani flails her arms about.

Riend says, "This coming from a man who walked through our town and near destroyed it."

Maelani exclaims, "It keeps looking at me!"

Riend glances at Thurfel.

Xulia snickers.

Alyxandrah grins at Maelani.

Nanna begins chuckling at Maelani.

Telchor glances at Maelani.

You hear the voice of Armaxis say, "Hmm."

Nanna snickers.

Armaxis suddenly fades into view.

Nanna pets her rock ptarmigan.

Naina grins.

Maelani exclaims, "nanna!"

Thurfel says, "Telchor, I do have much I wish to discuss with you"

Elminstir grins at Arimantis.

Maelani scowls.

Shonison grins.

Elminstir grins at Armaxis.

The rock ptarmigan glances sideways at you.

Riend says, "These people may cozy up to you, like you were their savior, Thurfel..."

The rock ptarmigan chirps, "Hahahahaha!"

Shonison says, "yes, Nanna"

Duelstar nods to Riend.

Sabitor raises an eyebrow in Riend's direction.

Duelstar says, "Despana will rule all of the world soon."

Riend says, "But some of us remember the havoc you wrought... and will cheer the day you lie dead."

Thurfel smiles at Arimantis.

Telchor says, "There is much to be done. I'm sure we will be speaking often between now and the completion of construction."

The rock ptarmigan chirps loudly.

Riend scowls.

Armaxis says, "Despana has been dead and gone for ages."

Thurfel says, "my regrets Riend, I imagine you'll be a distant memory long before that happens"

Duelstar smiles at Arimantis.

Duelstar smiles at Armaxis.

Valicar says, "possible that invaders are enroute"

Thurfel asks, "Telchor, would you care to join me in my study?"

Duelstar says, "Lets just say, m'lady has a low profile."

Riend says, "For your sake, I would not be so sure of yourself."

Duelstar nods to Armaxis.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I am glad to see ye about yer keep again, m'lord. I felt so guilty night it was attacked and ye left it to stop the deaths. I felt as if what I said contributed to ye doing that somehow. And no matter what else, one's home is one's home."

Telchor bows.

Armaxis says, "Right."

The arctic wolf scratches itself.

Shonison asks, "Thurfel, if we are attacked, would you care to assist?"

Telchor says, "Thank you residents of Icemule for your assistance."

Taze winks at Riend.

A gyrfalcon appears overhead, circling.

Elminstir smiles at Telchor.

The gyrfalcon descends to the ground and lands nearby.

Damsall curtsies to Telchor.

Sabitor nods to Telchor.

Thurfel says, "attacked by what?"

Maelani exclaims, "By evil monkies!"

Thurfel says, "I will put my guard on alert."

Shonison says, "strange voices heard in the air up top. unknown origin"

The gyrfalcon squawks loudly.

Elminstir chuckles.

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

Valicar says, "Gutteral voices heard among other things...something might be planning to attack"

Telchor says, "Hopefully we an meet the needs of your town with a fine guild dedicated to expanding our knowledge."

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

Rayzinark says, "How good of you."

Thurfel nods to Armaxis.

Maelani examines her fingernails.

Riend says, "For the love of Niima... he is not a comrade..."

Maelani nods to Riend.

Rayzinark rolls his eyes.

Riend says, "Ask him what his plans for Icemule are..."

Riend glances at Shonison.

Taze asks, "call the troops to arms?"

Nanna asks, "so is this guild going to have endless repititions I can't possibly complete like the warrior guild does for the oldest of them?"

Maelani says, "Gods someone is speaking with a full head on."

Maelani smiles at Riend.

Nanna peers quizzically at Telchor.

Taze grins.

Thurfel says, "My guards will certainly not be keen on folks"

Riend says, "He will murder you and your children in their beds... without a second thought."

Thurfel says, "when you leave the area, they will likely attack you"

Maelani nods to Riend.

Thurfel nods to Telchor.

Riend asks, "And you ask him for guidance?"

Telchor nods.

Thurfel chuckles.

Riend stares at Shonison.

Maelani says, "Or give ye a ride tah oblivion."

The gyrfalcon stretches one of its great wings and then the other.

Shonison chuckles.

Riend nods to Maelani.

Elminstir groans.

Thurfel says, "a good eve to ye all"

Thurfel just kissed you on the hand.

Riend glances at Thurfel.

You curtsy to Thurfel.

Valicar says, "fog us out please"

Shonison says, "good night"

Maelani says, "Riend it doesn't matter. I think they're all jaded."

Grhim nods to Thurfel in greeting.

Valicar exclaims, "Be Joined!"

Telchor says, "I don't quibble over how others use their own property."

Maelani taps Thurfel lightly on his shoulder.

Shonison nods.

Riend glances at you.

Sabitor turns to face Thurfel.

Elminstir waves to Thurfel.

Holding the edge of his black silk cloak, Sabitor bows deeply with a flourish.

Grhim says, "Don't believe we've met."

Riend sighs sadly.

Armaxis says, "Yesss, good evening."

Duelstar taps Thurfel lightly on his shoulder.

Shonison asks, "anyone else for town?"

Alyxandrah smiles softly.

Duelstar says, "I've already taken care of a few of your so-called guards."

Grhim says, "Though I've heard stories."

Duelstar smirks.

Riend says, "It saddens me this state of affairs."

Shonison gestures.
Shonison's group becomes blurred, and then vanishes!

Thurfel gestures slightly, a wisp of smoke curling from his finger.

Thurfel chuckles.

Riend says, "Befriending the man who wishes to end your existance."

Maelani rolls her eyes.

(Iscikella glances at the smoke.)

Riend shakes her head.

You blink.

Duelstar stares blankly about and you notice his eyes are slitted! A long forked tongue slips out of his mouth, tasting the air.

You say, "That must be uncomfortable."

Maelani says, "Dammit Duelstar. Stop that."

Armaxis says, "Ouroboros, return."

The rock ptarmigan ruffles its feathers.

Maelani says, "I hate snakes."

Armaxis's serpent staff suddenly crawls up his arm and curls around his neck.

Maelani says, "No offense."

Maelani smiles at Armaxis.

Sabitor asks, "Do you need an escort to town?"

Sabitor glances at Telchor.

Grhim shrugs.

Nanna asks, "He's going to thurfel's study isn't he?"

Armaxis says, "Mm...business, yesss...business to be conducted."

Telchor says, "No, I shall be joining Thurfel for a short discussion."

Sabitor says, "Ah."

Telchor exclaims, "Thank you all!"

You ask, "Did the meeting go as ye had hoped, Guildmaster?"

Armaxis removes a long black ritual dagger etched with crimson sigils along the length of its thin serpentine blade from in his night-black cloak.

Telchor waves.

You cock your head at Telchor.

Sabitor says, "Good day, then."

Sabitor smirks.

Arimantis nods to Telchor.

(Armaxis stalks off.)

Riend glances at you.

Maelani says, "Honey. Let's get outta this damp place."

Maelani taps Quiethorne lightly on his shoulder.

Alyxandrah says, "Nanna..."

Riend asks, "Have you befriended the lich as well, good lady?"

Telchor begins to waver and shimmer, his form beginning to dissipate.

Alyxandrah says, "You're right here..."

Nanna waves to Alyxandrah.

Riend cocks her head at you.

(Iscikella waves to Telchor.)

Alyxandrah asks, "Do you NEED your familiar here as well?"

Nanna peers quizzically at Alyxandrah.

Quiethorne asks, "Damn or damp?"

Nanna says, "yes"

Nanna snorts at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah asks, "Bigger brain in the bird, aye?"

The gyrfalcon studies the ground intently.

Riend says, "This place has gone mad... truly mad."

Elminstir grins at Alyxandrah.

Riend shakes her head.

Sabitor glances at Riend.

You say, "If anyone needs a lift back to town, can join me."

You say, "I will be fogging back."

Nanna just punched Alyxandrah!

Riend glances at Sabitor.

Alyxandrah glances at Nanna.

Nanna smirks.

Nanna says, "Bigger fist at least"

You say, "Allright then."

You gesture.
Your surroundings blur for a moment . . .



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