A Warrior Responds...
Volnes, day 17 of the month Imaerasta in the year 5101

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
This log is by Noonee and, therefore, it should be noted that in this log the "you" references refer to said character.
***END NOTE***

[Mausoleum, Grand Chamber]
The chamber is large, but quite simple, evidently designed to hold the large tomb resting upon the darkened soil of the floor. Great care was evidently put into the craftsmanship of the tomb, its form elegant and worthy of a hero.
Also in the room: the Legendary Lady Iscikella
Obvious exits: south.

Aranrhod just arrived.

Iscikella gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Iscikella gestures.
A sense of peace and calm settles over the area.

Aranrhod asks, "Have the apparitions ceased to come in here?"

Iscikella gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Iscikella gestures at Aranrhod.
Aranrhod appears more secure.

Iscikella shakes her head.

Iscikella says, "They are just not as plentiful."

Aranrhod nods.

Iscikella put a deep violet vultite falchion in her tooled-leather harness.
Iscikella put a gleaming eonake tower shield in her tooled-leather harness.

You put a glossy black eonake ball and chain in your mane weapon harness.
You put a pink rose crested tower shield in your mane weapon harness.

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

Aranrhod smiles at you.

Iscikella removes a slender black candle from in her spidersilk greatcloak.
Iscikella carefully places her slender black candle on the ground.
Iscikella lights the slender black candle, which flickers and begins to burn.

Iscikella removes a snowy white candle from in her spidersilk greatcloak.
Iscikella carefully places her snowy white candle on the ground.
Iscikella lights the snowy white candle, which flickers and begins to burn.

Iscikella removes a slender black candle from in her spidersilk greatcloak.
Iscikella carefully places her slender black candle on the ground.
Iscikella lights the slender black candle, which flickers and begins to burn.

Iscikella removes a snowy white candle from in her spidersilk greatcloak.
Iscikella carefully places her snowy white candle on the ground.
Iscikella lights the snowy white candle, which flickers and begins to burn.

Iscikella removes a slender black candle from in her spidersilk greatcloak.
Iscikella carefully places her slender black candle on the ground.

Iscikella removes a snowy white candle from in her spidersilk greatcloak.
Iscikella carefully places her snowy white candle on the ground.

Iscikella lights the snowy white candle, which flickers and begins to burn.
Iscikella lights the slender black candle, which flickers and begins to burn.

Iscikella nods to you.

Iscikella kneels down.

You kneel down.

Aranrhod kneels down.

High Lady Kadesha just arrived.

A small draft catches the flame of a slender black candle and it flickers brightly.
A faint, flickering light emanates from a snowy white candle, warming the room with its glow.
A slender black candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures.
Kadesha appears more secure.

A snowy white candle burns with a warm golden light.

You nod to Kadesha.

You say, "Thank ye, Lady Kadesha."

Kadesha kneels down.

Aranrhod smiles at Kadesha.

Kadesha hugs you.

The glow from a snowy white candle softly illuminates the room.

Kadesha just hugged Aranrhod.

You take off a ivory Leya symbol.

A small draft catches the flame of a slender black candle and it flickers brightly.

Aranrhod just hugged Kadesha.

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

Kadesha just hugged Iscikella.

Iscikella smiles at Kadesha.

The slender black candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.
The snowy white candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

You recite:
"We gather to ask for Leya's intercession this night."

The slender black candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.
A small draft catches the flame of a snowy white candle and it flickers brightly.

You recite:
"As a warrior Herself, She may have a way to reach Talbot's fierce spirit we do not."

The slender black candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.
The snowy white candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.

You kiss your Leya statuette softly, murmuring a quiet prayer.

You tilt your head up.

A faint, flickering light emanates from a slender black candle, warming the room with its glow.
A snowy white candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.
A slender black candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

You recite:
"Leya, before I call out in yer name
Let me assure ye of my service."

The glow from a snowy white candle softly illuminates the room.

(Noonee bows her head)

Iscikella continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

The slender black candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

Aranrhod closes her eyes for a moment.

A faint, flickering light emanates from a snowy white candle, warming the room with its glow.

Aranrhod hangs her head.

(Noonee takes a deep breath.)

You concentrate on the Commune spell...
You gesture at a ivory Leya statuette.
Focusing your will on the Leya statuette, you attempt to use it to help establish a link between yourself and your deity.
You begin a quiet prayer in the hope that your god will hear.
You fall into a deep trancelike state.

A wisp of smoke rises from a slender black candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.
A wisp of smoke rises from a snowy white candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.
A slender black candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

You recite:
"Leya, I seek yer intercession."

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

A small draft catches the flame of a snowy white candle and it flickers brightly.

You recite:
"As a warrior of true mien
I ask ye to intercede to another of such mien."

The glow from a slender black candle softly illuminates the room.

You recite:
"The warrior Talbot whose spirit guards this tomb."

The glow from a snowy white candle softly illuminates the room.

You recite:
"Intercede to him for us
So that we might speak to him
Of things only he may know."

You murmur some prayers under your breath.

A faint, flickering light emanates from a slender black candle, warming the room with its glow.
A slender black candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.
The glow from a snowy white candle softly illuminates the room.

You gaze into the flickering flame for a moment, lost in thought.

A snowy white candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.
A slender black candle burns with a warm golden light.

You recite:
"Good Leya, daughter of Kai
We seek yer intercession."

You recite:
"Intercede for us to the good warrior Talbot."

A snowy white candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.
A small draft catches the flame of a slender black candle and it flickers brightly.
A wisp of smoke rises from a slender black candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.
A bit of melted wax drips from a snowy white candle with a hiss. The flame jumps, burning high for a moment, then settles into a warm glow.

You recite:
"We seek to gain insight perhaps the good warrior might grant us."

A snowy white candle burns with a warm golden light.
The slender black candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.

Iscikella continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Aranrhod closes her eyes for a moment.

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

The glow from a snowy white candle softly illuminates the room.
A slender black candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.
A faint, flickering light emanates from a snowy white candle, warming the room with its glow.
A slender black candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

You recite:
"Good Leya, daughter of Kai
Warrior of true mien
We seek yer intercession."

Iscikella continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

A snowy white candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.
A slender black candle burns with a warm golden light.
A wisp of smoke rises from a snowy white candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

You recite:
"Intercede for us to the good warrior Talbot Dabbings
Buried here in this tomb
And set to guard IceMule against the Council of Ten."

A bit of melted wax drips from a slender black candle with a hiss. The flame jumps, burning high for a moment, then settles into a warm glow.
A snowy white candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.
A slender black candle burns with a warm golden light.

Aranrhod gazes into the flickering flame of a snowy white candle, lost in thought.

You kiss your Leya statuette softly, murmuring a quiet prayer.

A snowy white candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.
The slender black candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

You recite:
"As a warrioress yerself, good Leya
Grant us this boon."

A wisp of smoke rises from a slender black candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

(Iscikella repeats softly "Grant us this boon.")

The snowy white candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

You gaze heavenward.

The glow from a slender black candle softly illuminates the room.
A faint, flickering light emanates from a snowy white candle, warming the room with its glow.

You recite:
"Good Leya, my goddess, I call out yer name."

A snowy white candle burns with a warm golden light.
A small draft catches the flame of a slender black candle and it flickers brightly.

A wisp of azure mist begins to form along the floor.

(Noonee gazes at the mist.)

You smile.

Aranrhod blinks.

(Kadesha gazes in awe at the mist)

You say, "Good Leya, we seek yer intercession."

The slender black candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.
A snowy white candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

A faint, flickering light emanates from a slender black candle, warming the room with its glow.
A snowy white candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.

You say, "We wish to know if ye might seek Talbot for us."

Aranrhod closes her eyes for a moment.

The azure mist begins to twist and turn as it rises up.

You smile quietly to yourself.

Kadesha places a hand over her heart.

The snowy white candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.
A wisp of smoke rises from a slender black candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

(Aranrhod stares at the mist)

You say, "Proud warrioress, we would know what concerns the warrior Talbot has of the Nine."

An image begins to slowly take shape in the mist, the figures still indistinct.

A slender black candle burns with a warm golden light.

You say, "Lady Leya, my goddess..."

You smile quietly to yourself.

A bit of melted wax drips from a snowy white candle with a hiss. The flame jumps, burning high for a moment, then settles into a warm glow.
A slender black candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.
A snowy white candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

(Kadesha continues to watch the mist with awe)

You say, "Intercede for us, I beg."

Kadesha blinks.

The snowy white candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.
The slender black candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.

You recite:
"Good Leya, can ye tell us aught of Talbot's concerns?"

You ask, "Regarding the machinations of the Council?"

A slender black candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.
A faint, flickering light emanates from a snowy white candle, warming the room with its glow.
The slender black candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.
A wisp of smoke rises from a snowy white candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

Iscikella continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

A snowy white candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.
A small draft catches the flame of a slender black candle and it flickers brightly.

You ask, "My dearest Lady, can ye speak?"

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

You kiss your Leya statuette softly, murmuring a quiet prayer.

Iscikella weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

As the illusion begins to take form, you can just barely make out the image of a toga-clad women kneeling beside the fallen body of a handsome elf, his life's blood seeping out onto the ground.

Aranrhod places a hand over her heart.

Kadesha sighs softly.

Noonee smiles sadly.

The glow from a snowy white candle softly illuminates the room.
A faint, flickering light emanates from a slender black candle, warming the room with its glow.
A faint, flickering light emanates from a snowy white candle, warming the room with its glow.
A slender black candle burns with a warm golden light.

Kadesha places a hand over her heart.

You say, "Good Leya, ye know much of pain."

You recite:
"Can ye ease our turmoil?"

A snowy white candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.
The slender black candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

(Iscikella gazes at the image in awe.)

Iscikella weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

The illusion waivers briefly, but refocuses, the stained blood loosely gripped in her hand, her grief evident.

Kadesha bites her lip.

The glow from a snowy white candle softly illuminates the room.
A slender black candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.
A snowy white candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.
A small draft catches the flame of a slender black candle and it flickers brightly.

You recite:
"Good Leya, noble warrioress, daughter of Kai
Is there aught to bring comfort?"

Kadesha hangs her head.

(Noonee stares in awe at the illusion.)

(Aranrhod looks with sorrow at the figure)

The snowy white candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.
A wisp of smoke rises from a slender black candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

You ask, "My dearest goddess, is this pain what we shall feel as well?"

You sigh softly.

You kiss your Leya statuette softly, murmuring a quiet prayer.

Iscikella rubs you gently.

(Noonee 's eyes widen.)

A wisp of smoke rises from a snowy white candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.
A wisp of smoke rises from a slender black candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.
The glow from a snowy white candle softly illuminates the room.
A wisp of smoke rises from a slender black candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

You recite:
"Good Leya, is there no comfort in such grief?"

Kadesha gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

A small draft catches the flame of a snowy white candle and it flickers brightly.
A slender black candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Aranrhod places a hand over her heart.

You recite:
"Good Leya, noble lady
Is this a warning of the grief to come?"

The glow from a snowy white candle softly illuminates the room.
A small draft catches the flame of a slender black candle and it flickers brightly.
A snowy white candle burns with a warm golden light.
The slender black candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.
A wisp of smoke rises from a snowy white candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.
A slender black candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

The illusion shifts once more, this time the toga-clad woman kneels, bowed before an ornate marble altar. An open dome above reveals a still, grey sky. The woman stands slowly, wiping at her tears. With an act of disgust and sadness, she tosses the stained sword down on the altar without care. Her lips move, softly she says, "Never again shall I harm."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Kadesha sighs sadly.

Aranrhod sighs softly.

The snowy white candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.
A slender black candle burns with a warm golden light.
A small draft catches the flame of a snowy white candle and it flickers brightly.
The glow from a slender black candle softly illuminates the room.
A snowy white candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.
The slender black candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

You recite:
"Good Leya, yer pain is great.
Do ye tell us this to advise us?"

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Iscikella sighs softly.

Kadesha says, "may this strenghen my resolve to combat the pain Luukos brings"

Iscikella weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Turning, the woman leaves the shrine and disappears into the forest... forever. The illusion begins to break apart and the mist returns to the floor, as it dissipates.

The snowy white candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.

Kadesha weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

A slender black candle burns with a warm golden light.
A small draft catches the flame of a snowy white candle and it flickers brightly.
The slender black candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.

(Aranrhod gazes where the figure of the woman was)

You recite:
"Good Leya, yer grief is beyond words."

A snowy white candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.
A slender black candle burns with a warm golden light.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Aranrhod rubs her eyes.

A snowy white candle burns with a warm golden light.

Kadesha sighs.

The slender black candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.
A faint, flickering light emanates from a snowy white candle, warming the room with its glow.
A slender black candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

You recite:
"I understand yer grief is so great that ye fear intercession would mean perhaps causing pain again?"

The snowy white candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.
A slender black candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.

You ask, "Is this thy message, my noble warrioress?"

You sigh.

Iscikella weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Iscikella rubs you gently.

You sigh softly.

A faint, flickering light emanates from a snowy white candle, warming the room with its glow.

You kiss your Leya statuette softly, murmuring a quiet prayer.

A wisp of smoke rises from a slender black candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.
A faint, flickering light emanates from a snowy white candle, warming the room with its glow.
The slender black candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.
A wisp of smoke rises from a snowy white candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.
A wisp of smoke rises from a slender black candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

Aranrhod rubs you gently.

You recite:
"Good Leya, I thank ye for so exposing yer grief to us."

Aranrhod hangs her head.

The glow from a snowy white candle softly illuminates the room.
A small draft catches the flame of a slender black candle and it flickers brightly.
A small draft catches the flame of a snowy white candle and it flickers brightly.
A slender black candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.
A snowy white candle burns with a warm golden light.

You recite:
"I pray we can find the resolve ye did."

A bit of melted wax drips from a slender black candle with a hiss. The flame jumps, burning high for a moment, then settles into a warm glow.

(Noonee bows her head.)

Iscikella says, "And not hurt."

(Aranrhod whispers softly So sad)

Iscikella nods to you.

The snowy white candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.
A wisp of smoke rises from a slender black candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.
The snowy white candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.
The slender black candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.
The snowy white candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

You nod to Iscikella.

The slender black candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

You kiss your Leya statuette softly, murmuring a quiet prayer.

You turn a protrusion on the statuette and hear a tiny click as it parts along the seam. Slowly the two halves rotate around, enclosing the statuette. A whispered click occurs and the seam seems to disappear. As you finish turning the crank, the statuette has transformed itself into a symbol.

You kiss your Leya symbol softly, murmuring a quiet prayer.

You sigh softly.

Kadesha closes her eyes for a moment.

Aranrhod says, "She heard you..."

Aranrhod gazes into the flickering flame of a snowy white candle, lost in thought.

A snowy white candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

Kadesha bites her lip.

You recite:
"Thank ye, noble warrioress, for yer care."

You recite:
"I know ye are with us."

Kadesha hangs her head.

You put on a ivory Leya symbol.

A faint, flickering light emanates from a slender black candle, warming the room with its glow.
A snowy white candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.
The slender black candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

(Aranrhod nods slowly)

A small draft catches the flame of a snowy white candle and it flickers brightly.
A bit of melted wax drips from a slender black candle with a hiss. The flame jumps, burning high for a moment, then settles into a warm glow.

Kadesha says, "ya know.."

Kadesha sighs.

You turn to face Kadesha.

Iscikella says, "That was so sad..."

Iscikella sighs.

Aranrhod nods to Iscikella.

Kadesha says, "I suddenly feel very wrong about how I have become violent in my battles"

The snowy white candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.

You nod to Kadesha.

Aranrhod says, "And to know the story and to see her"

Aranrhod sighs.

Iscikella says, "Aye, that is what I saw in this..."

A slender black candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.
The glow from a snowy white candle softly illuminates the room.
The slender black candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.

Iscikella says, "I will do no harm."

The snowy white candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.
A bit of melted wax drips from a slender black candle with a hiss. The flame jumps, burning high for a moment, then settles into a warm glow.

Kadesha sighs sadly.

Aranrhod says, "I think she got that much across"

Aranrhod nods.

You nod to Aranrhod.

A small draft catches the flame of a snowy white candle and it flickers brightly.

You say, "I am truly grateful for her caring."

Aranrhod nods to you.

You say, "To so expose her own grief that we might understand."

Iscikella nods to you.

The glow from a slender black candle softly illuminates the room.
The snowy white candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.
A faint, flickering light emanates from a slender black candle, warming the room with its glow.
A small draft catches the flame of a snowy white candle and it flickers brightly.
A slender black candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

Aranrhod says, "She remained strong in her resolve also"

You nod to Aranrhod.

A snowy white candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

You say, "I pray we can."

Iscikella bites her lip.

The glow from a slender black candle softly illuminates the room.
A snowy white candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.
The slender black candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

Iscikella says, "Aye, after listening to the jackal tonight..."

A snowy white candle burns with a warm golden light.

Iscikella shivers.

(Iscikella sets her chin.)

A slender black candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

Iscikella says, "I pray we can."

You nod to Iscikella.

Aranrhod says, "And her mother is of the same line as my mother...Ta'Ardenai"

(Noonee uses her hands on the ground to push herself up off her knees.)

You stand back up.

The snowy white candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

Aranrhod says, "Was a miracle to see...and for her to expose her deepest pain"

You say, "I will leave the candles lit in her honor."

You kiss your Leya symbol softly, murmuring a quiet prayer.

Iscikella nods to you.

A slender black candle burns with a warm golden light.
The glow from a snowy white candle softly illuminates the room.
The slender black candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.
A faint, flickering light emanates from a snowy white candle, warming the room with its glow.



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