Fires of Anger
Feastday, day 26 of the month Lormesta in the year 5102

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

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

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease. You also see the Michalie disk, the Nithin disk, the Trevilyn disk, the Belthania disk, the Taylir disk, the Atoyoz disk, an emperor penguin that is sitting and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Lady Chutnee, Stillson, Grandia who is sitting, Lady Lyrthos, Lady Michalie, Lord Magsme, High Lord Teclys, Harplo, Lord Nithin, Lord Trevilyn, Crendo who is sitting, Delyian, Celtar, Viktarr who is lying down, Alyxandrah, Elendr, Harrinjer who is sitting, Lord Brediph who is sitting, Lady Taylir, Lord Belthania, Lormer, Tyras who is kneeling, Amberllynn who is kneeling, Lord Chadoth who is lying down, Gradin, Lady Atoyoz, Reygne who is sitting, Scrag, Lady Valiria, Daergyn who is sitting, Oylendaz who is sitting.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

Chutnee recites:
"Casting bard guards in about a minute.
Please don't send mana. Not needed and no share."

Celtar bows to Chutnee.

Chutnee curtsies to Celtar.

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
At this point, Atoyoz alone felt:

"The pain that tears through your entire body is worse than anything you can possibly imagine. It feels as if a thousand fiery spears are lancing you in every pore of your skin."
***END NOTE***

Atoyoz gasps.

Valiria asks, "bohemian bard guards?"

Atoyoz swoons.

Belthania just hugged Chutnee.

Chutnee blinks.

Celtar says, "the best, I hear"

Celtar nods to Valiria.

Celtar grins.

Atoyoz thrashes around on the ground.

Celtar chuckles.

Valiria nods.

Chutnee asks, "Something wrong there, Atoyoz?"

Chutnee cocks her head at Atoyoz.

Atoyoz moans.

Atoyoz exclaims, "So much pain!"

Chutnee blinks at Atoyoz.

Atoyoz rolls around on the ground.

Elendr glances at Atoyoz.

Elendr exclaims, "AAAHHH!!!!"

Elendr screams!

Elendr moans.

Chutnee blinks at Elendr.

(Elendr clutches at his sides, doubling over.)

Chutnee asks, "Ye too?"

Atoyoz gasps.

Elendr screams!

Gradin says, "hmmm"

Elendr exclaims, "Bloody hell!"

(Elendr writhes on the floor in fits of immense pain.)

Elendr screams!

Chutnee recites:
"Casting bard guards now. Forty-one minutes a cast.
Please don't send mana. Not needed and no share."

Chutnee gestures.
A brilliant luminescence surrounds you.

Atoyoz thrashes around on the ground.

Chutnee gestures.
A brilliant luminescence surrounds you.

Chutnee gestures.
A brilliant luminescence surrounds you.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Elendr.

Chutnee gestures.
A brilliant luminescence surrounds you.

Elendr coughs.

Elendr's face turns slightly pale.

Atoyoz groans.

Alyxandrah asks, "Elendr, are you alright?"

Chutnee gestures.
A brilliant luminescence surrounds you.

(Elendr clutches at his throat and curls up into the fetal position, kicking his legs and groaning horribly.)

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Atoyoz.

Elendr trembles.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Elendr.

Chutnee recites:
"3 hours 25 minutes. Enjoy."

Atoyoz moves to a kneeling position.

Chutnee reaches out and holds your hand.

Alyxandrah asks, "What is wrong with you two?"


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up immediately after the previous log...
***END NOTE***

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease. You also see the Kelgea disk, the Nithin disk, the Belthania disk, the Taylir disk, the Atoyoz disk, an emperor penguin that is sitting and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Delyian, Harplo, Toranna, Kelgea who is sitting, Shabashoo who is sitting, Onyxwhisp who is kneeling, Ravonprayer, Talenia, Grandia who is sitting, Lord Magsme, Lord Nithin who is sitting, Crendo who is sitting, Viktarr who is lying down, Alyxandrah, Elendr who is lying down, Harrinjer who is sitting, Lady Taylir, Lord Belthania, Amberllynn who is kneeling, Gradin, Lady Atoyoz who is kneeling, Scrag, Daergyn who is sitting.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

Elendr exclaims, "No I'm not alright!"

Elendr holds back his tears, his eyes glistening with pain.

A stifling wind of death and decay rolls slowly across the town, the stench a sure portent of things soon to come.

Alyxandrah asks, "What's wrong?"

Alyxandrah gags.

You sniff.

Gradin blinks.

Harplo rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Alyxandrah coughs.

You ask, "What is that odor?"

Kelgea ponders.

Gradin sniffs.

Elendr snarls menacingly!

Atoyoz glances at you.

Aranrhod asks, "Smell what?"

Tierus says, "I smell the shadows."

You say, "That odor of decay."

Falonvel says, "I was out west. A horrible stench rolled over the town"

You sniff.

You say, "What the..."

Alyxandrah shivers.

You blink.

(Elendr manages to rise to his feet, holding his sides in obvious pain.)

Elendr stands up.

Falonvel says, "A portent of things to come."

Your entire body feels as if it is imploding, every organ shrinking upon itself, every piece of your skin stretching in every direction.

Falonvel says, "I was east, not west, sorry, I'm rattled."

You scream!

You fall over. Clumsy oaf!

You hear the faint thoughts of Vonka echo in your mind:
"Everone run!"

Aranrhod pulls you to your feet.

You hear the faint thoughts of Reygne echo in your mind:
"smelled it in hobs"

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at you.

Elendr glances at you.

Gradin rubs you gently.

Atoyoz winces.

Aranrhod exclaims, "Iscikella!"

You cringe.

Elendr asks, "Hurts doesn't it?"

Falonvel says, "Please, can someone spell me up well, this time I want to defend my town."

A pained expression crosses Elendr's face.

You exclaim, "My body!"

You hear the faint thoughts of Vonka echo in your mind:
"Me ennty be suckin' out me life... I t'ink."

Aranrhod just tried to pull you towards her!

Elendr shivers.

Aranrhod asks, "What?"

Tierus says, "There is one that has forsaken his own voice."

Atoyoz's lower lip trembles slightly.

You exclaim, "Is coming apart!"

(Elendr presses himself up against Alyxandrah, searching the area with narrowed eyes.)

You scream!

You fall over. Clumsy oaf!

Aranrhod tries to pull you to your feet, but you are too heavy.

Aranrhod says, "No"

Elendr trembles.

Aranrhod tries to pull you to your feet, but you are too heavy.

Atoyoz exclaims, "Isci!"

Aranrhod says, "It is a vision"

Tierus touches you.

You roll around on the ground.

Aranrhod snaps her fingers at you.

Tierus says, "Really, Healer. You ought not to be so easily entranced."

You furrow up your face and wince.

Aranrhod tries to pull you to your feet, but you are too heavy.

Lord Sothog just arrived.

Merjinia shudders.

Tierus says, "These things of the mind are but illusions."

Elendr shakes his head.

Aranrhod sighs.

You hear the faint thoughts of Gradin echo in your mind:
"Everyone on alert please."

Elendr shudders.

A pained expression crosses Atoyoz's face.

Aranrhod says, "Get her off the ground"

You say, "This is no illusion."

(Tierus glances down at Iscikella and gutterally whispers, "You can fight them.")

Aranrhod says, "Please"

You moan.

Leastath just tried to pull you towards him!

Merjinia asks in guild speak, "did any of ye smell that scarys stuff?"

Atoyoz stands up.

Atoyoz sways back and forth.

Sothog asks, "Alright, what's going on?"

(Iscikella wraps her arms about herself.)

Leastath pulls you to your feet.

Sothog frowns.

Tierus exclaims, "Fight them, woman!"

Elendr's face turns slightly pale.

You cry in pain, weeping with your torment.

Tierus stares at you.

A strong scent of perfume surrounds Elendr.

Sothog glances at you.

Elendr sniffs.

Elendr sniffs.

Alyxandrah gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

You hear the faint thoughts of Falonvel echo in your mind:
"it has to be, what I saw and smelled looking over the town from the east was NOT GOOD."

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Elendr.

You say, "Decay..."

(Tierus turns toward Elendr and suddenly begins to twitch violently.)

Aranrhod says, "Iscikella"

Tierus says, "Yfa."

You say, "Is everywhere."

Aranrhod says, "Stay with us"

You shudder.

Alyxandrah asks, "Elendr?"

Aranrhod glances at you.

Atoyoz glances at Elendr.

Aranrhod just tried to pull you towards her!

Alyxandrah sniffs at Elendr.

Tierus begins to twitch.

Elendr grits his teeth.

Tierus trips over something and lands right in front of Aranrhod.

Sothog says, "Wonderful."

Aranrhod peers quizzically at Elendr.

Elendr asks, "Lady?"

A cloud of black mist rolls through the town, morbid images of a thousand bodies coalescing within the fog. You can only see features for a heartbeat, but all of them bear the same look of pain and anguish.

(Iscikella wraps her arms tighter.)

Chillingwirth gasps.

Atoyoz blinks.

Aranrhod gasps.

Merjinia gasps.

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Alyxandrah gasps.

Daergyn cowers.

Leastath blinks.

Atoyoz covers her eyes with her hands.

Elendr sniffs.

Myrefalcon says, "interesting"

Tierus says, "Tha Nine 'ave come 'pon us..."

Gradin gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

You hear the faint thoughts of Valiria echo in your mind:
"anyone else.. feelin a bit creepy"

You exclaim, "The mist!"

You hear the faint thoughts of Jestin echo in your mind:
"Tha looks bad"

Tierus says, "An' Yfa is... in ye."

Valdirn just tried to pull you towards him!

You hear the faint thoughts of Dardac echo in your mind:
"very bad"

Vonka exclaims, "Whut!"

You ask, "Did ye see the mist?"

Daergyn asks, "what the hell was that?"

Gradin says, "yes"

You hear the faint thoughts of Merjinia echo in your mind:
"uh oh"

Tierus says, "She mus'... Yfa, ye mus' come tae me."

Vonka shakes her head.

Elendr glances at Tierus.

Myrefalcon says, "mist is just mist"

You exclaim, "Vonka, the mist!"

You hear the faint thoughts of Stillson echo in your mind:
"bless up yer weapons kiddies"

Tierus nods to Elendr.

You hear the faint thoughts of Muktare echo in your mind:
"im goin to stay in the standing stones"

Gradin nods to you.

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

You exclaim, "Did ye see it!"

You hear the faint thoughts of Sothog echo in your mind:
"That would be a vision of souls in torment."

You stare at nothing in particular.

Elendr says, "Bloody..."

Sothog nods to you.

Merjinia says, "what's happenin"

You hear the faint thoughts of Kelgea echo in your mind:
"ANyone else seein things?"

Myrefalcon bows to you.

Harrinjer says, "the emperor penguin will save us all"

Aranrhod moves to stand in front of Vonka.

Merjinia's face turns slightly pale.

Merjinia gasps in terrified panic, trembling and flailing her arms about!

You hear the faint thoughts of Alyxandrah echo in your mind:
"Aye, I believe everyone is..."

You hear the faint thoughts of Gradin echo in your mind:
"we all seeing things"

(Iscikella writhes in agony.)

You have a headache.

You hear the faint thoughts of Sothog echo in your mind:
"Yes. Prepare accordingly."

Valdirn just tried to pull Vonka towards him!

You hear the faint thoughts of Muktare echo in your mind:
"send a messenger to whenimers"

You hear the faint thoughts of Elexa echo in your mind:
"i seen something"

Elendr shivers.

Elendr's whole body trembles with fear.

You hear the faint thoughts of Silvanostar echo in your mind:
"seeing weird fog and stuff"

Valdirn just kissed Vonka on the forehead.

Myrefalcon glances at you.

Sothog shudders.

You hear the faint thoughts of Gradin echo in your mind:
"anyone in the tomb?"

Tierus exclaims, "Speak nae wif yer own voice, fer ye 'ave forsaken it!" He stares at Elendr, his sapphire eyes gone hard, like ice. "Let 'er free!"

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Alyxandrah rubs Elendr gently.

Myrefalcon asks in guild speak, "ye ok Iscikella?"

Aranrhod yells, "Thurfel if you are going to help now is the time"

Elendr says, "Go chew on an ice gate you idiot."

You hear the faint thoughts of Kelgea echo in your mind:
"Black mist with painful figures in it?"

You look at Myrefalcon and shake your head.

Elendr rolls his eyes.

The snow beneath your feet begins to rise into an unearthly shape, its eyes embers of crimson fire.

Alyxandrah gasps.

Aranrhod blinks.

Elendr blinks.

You scream!

Leastath gasps.

Chillingwirth checks his footing.

Aranrhod says, "No"

Sothog squints.

Corthos says, "eep"

Daergyn mutters under his breath.

(Iscikella points at the snow.)

Myrefalcon asks in guild speak, "whats the trouble iscikella?"

Atoyoz shrieks!

Elendr says, "Hm, looks a bit like an elf."

You exclaim in guild speak, "The snow! Look!"

Elendr works his fingers under his tiger-striped beret and scratches his head.

You hear the faint thoughts of Andaric echo in your mind:
"the snow beneath my feet is doing nasty things"

Alyxandrah shivers.

Myrefalcon says in guild speak, "there is always snow here"

Valdirn moves to stand in front of Vonka.

Myrefalcon smiles.

You exclaim in guild speak, "No!"

You exclaim in guild speak, "Look!"

Sothog exclaims, "Creature! State your business!"

Vonka trembles.

Atoyoz removes a heavy-bladed flint hilted longsword from in her black leather thigh-sheath.

Tierus asks, "Bu' why... why dun' ye answer, Yfa mine?"

Atoyoz slings a black vultite shield off from over her shoulder.

Merjinia says in guild speak, "someone wanna tell me what happein"

You exclaim in guild speak, "The essence!"

Tierus stares at Elendr.

Tierus sniffs.

Aranrhod asks, "Iscikella?"

Elendr blinks at Alyxandrah.

Aranrhod peers quizzically at you.

Alyxandrah bites her lip.

Tierus says, "Ah inhale thy perfume... ah know ye are wif us..."

You shiver.

Atoyoz looks at the flint hilted longsword in her hand and trembles.

Vonka whimpers.

Corthos says, "i think i stay right here"

(Elendr puts his arms around Alyxandrah, holding her close.)

(Sothog glares at the thing rising from the snows.)

Myrefalcon says in guild speak, "guess I missed something"

Aranrhod rubs Vonka gently.

Merjinia shudders.

You stare at nothing in particular.

Aranrhod asks, "Atoyoz?"

Elendr just kissed Alyxandrah on the forehead.

Vonka just hugged Aranrhod.

You exclaim, "The eyes!"

Aranrhod asks, "Are you alright?"

Aranrhod just hugged Vonka.

You exclaim, "Do ye see the eyes!"

Atoyoz trembles.

Tierus says, "She is wif me."

You stare at nothing in particular.

Vonka shakes her head.

Aranrhod blinks at you.

You exclaim, "Embers!"

Elendr barks at Tierus in a high-pitched voice, "You fool!"

Alyxandrah giggles.

(Elendr continues to survey the surroundings with cold hard eyes.)

Atoyoz asks, "Yes Aran?"

Vonka says, "Me ennty....."

(Tierus stares up into the sky.)

Sothog says, "Aye, I noticed."

Elendr nods to Vonka.

You glance at Elendr.

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
At this point, Tierus alone felt:

You feel the lightest touch upon your cheek, it burns ever so slightly.
***END NOTE***

Tierus exclaims, "Yfa, me love! Come tae me!"

Kelgea says, "That's scary"

Alyxandrah gawks at Elendr.

Tierus strides over to stand before Elendr.

Atoyoz's whole body trembles with fear.

You shudder.

(Daergyn glances around, anticipating what will happen)

Elendr grits his teeth.

Tierus whispers, "Uh oh."

You hear the faint thoughts of Stillson echo in your mind:
"if it rains blood on my armor again i'm gonna be pissed"

Amidst the melting snow, the image of a skull is clearly visible. Its mouth begins to open, a torrent of worms and spiders spilling forth from it.

Celtar works his fingers under his gold alloy headband and scratches his head.

You exclaim, "OH!"

Aranrhod's face turns slightly pale.

Alyxandrah's face turns slightly pale.

Tierus just opened a silver book locket.

Kelgea gasps.

Leastath blinks.

Daergyn shivers.

Aranrhod removes a mithril hilted vultite falchion from in her hooded cloak.

Tierus removes a piece of blood-red jade from in his book locket.

Harplo rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Vonka screams!

A pained expression crosses Elendr's face.

Thermgoroth exclaims, "whooa worms!"

(Iscikella points at the skull in the snow.)

Valdirn glances at Vonka.

(Daergyn points at the worms, and shudders)

Delyian says, "Looks like our preparartion might get some challenge"

Kelgea nods to you.

Merjinia whispers, "what is goin on?"

Lord Roelon just arrived.

(Gradin stomps the spiders.)

You hear the faint thoughts of Grapple echo in your mind:
"ack skulls are in the snow now"

(Tierus stares down at the skull on his jade, and compares it to the skull in the snow.)

Leastath kneels down.

Delyian nods to Zosopage.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "Roelon!"

Kelgea moves to stand behind you.

Roelon asks, "What ...is going on here?"

You whisper quietly to Merjinia, "The things from the tomb..."

Chillingwirth scowls.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "The images!"

Jimmye throws his head back and howls!

Roelon asks, "What was that skull?"

Aranrhod just tried to pull Roelon towards her!

Roelon snorts.

Merjinia gasps in terrified panic, trembling and flailing her arms about!

Elendr shivers.

(Tierus glances away from the skull, turning his eyes back toward Elendr.)

You shiver.

A pained expression crosses Celtar's face.

Valdirn just tried to pull Vonka towards him!

You exclaim, "Skulls and ember eyes!"

Tierus exclaims, "Ye mus' nae forsake me, Yfa an' love!"

You shudder.

Kelgea shudders.

Valdirn moves to stand in front of Vonka.

Roelon snorts.

Roelon asks, "Yfa?"

Daergyn exclaims, "look at that THING in the snow!"

Roelon squints at Elendr.

Tierus tightens his grip on his blood-red jade.

You have a headache.

Aranrhod blinks.

(Elendr pulls his cloak closer about him, pulling the hood over his head, his eyes staring back out with nothing less than cold murder.)

Celtar sits down.

Vonka weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Vonka just hugged Atoyoz.

Atoyoz glances at Elendr.

Atoyoz just hugged Vonka.

Atoyoz nods to Vonka.

(Iscikella holds her head.)

You exclaim, "My head!"

You cry in pain, weeping with your torment.

Roelon squints at you.

Aranrhod says, "Alright...keep calm heads..."

Jestin just arrived.

Sothog glances at you.

Alyxandrah frowns at Elendr.

Elendr says, "I have no place in this..."

Vonka says, "Now dey gittin' Iscikella."

The sweet perfume clings to Elendr.

Daergyn says, "How can we do that, look at what.."

Daergyn's jaw drops.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Valdirn rubs you gently.

Roelon groans.

Aranrhod asks, "Are all that have the entities being plauged?"

Jestin says, "Looks like soemthing is geting out"

Roelon asks, "Ye ok thus far?"

Roelon peers quizzically at Vonka.

Celtar breaks out in a sweat.

(Elendr looks about him with disgust.)

Aranrhod sighs.

(Tierus lets out a howling cry of anguish.)

You blink at Tierus.

Roelon tightens his grip on his sinuous blade.

Tierus exclaims, "She is mine!"

You try to pull Atoyoz towards you.

Daergyn asks, "what's happening at the cemetary? is anyone there?"

Alyxandrah blinks at Tierus.

Tierus tightens his grip on his blood-red jade.

Tierus snarls menacingly!

Jestin says, "Will go check"

You shudder.

Atoyoz trembles.

The skull speaks in a tone dripping with derision, "When the moon rises next, we shall rise again. Flee now, or be summoned into our army of pain and despair."

Merjinia shudders.

(Aranrhod glances around in confusion as her words go unheeded)

Myrefalcon says, "no cemetary around here"

Sherysse glances over at Atoyoz and winces.

Dardac says, "whoa"

Alyxandrah blinks.

Celtar blinks.

Corthos says, "eesh"

You say, "yes, there is."

Sherysse rubs Atoyoz gently.

You nod to Myrefalcon.

Atoyoz gasps.

Alyxandrah asks, "When the moon rises next?"

Thermgoroth says, "baah that skull juss messin with us"

Toranna says, "wooo"

Roelon groans.

Kirresta asks, "were do i hide?"

Toranna shivers.

Sindani rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Tierus says, "Yfa... me Yfa." He rocks back and forth, whispering to himself. "She shall be mine..."

Myrefalcon asks, "oh where?"

Roelon says, "Mule is doomed."

Elexa says, "now we have floating skulls?.....ewww"

Daergyn asks, "tommorow night?"

Elendr frowns.

Sothog says, "Bah. When next you rise, you will find yourselves in despair."

You cock your head at Alyxandrah.

Myrefalcon asks, "the apparation's?"

You whisper quietly to Alyxandrah, "When the moon rises next?"

Alyxandrah nods to you.

Elendr frowns.

Aranrhod sighs.

Atoyoz leans against an ice statue.

Myrefalcon says, "not a real cemitary"

Alyxandrah whispers, "When the moon rises next, they will rise again."

(Tierus holds a hand up to a burnt-seeming spot on his cheek, sighing softly.)

You shudder.

Elendr says, "You know, next time, it might not be a good idea for all of us possessed to gather in an area where we can slaughter so many."

Elendr glares at you.

Valdirn just kissed Vonka on the cheek.

Valdirn just tried to pull Vonka towards him!

Vonka flails her arms about.

Vonka just went north.

Aranrhod glances at Elendr.

Valdirn just went north.

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Sothog paces back and forth.

Aranrhod asks, "Slaughter?"

You say, "When the moon rises..."

The skull melts back into the ground, its crimson eyes simply melting away.

You shudder.

Sothog says, "Fe."

You shudder.

(Tierus turns toward Iscikella, a bizarre look in his eyes.)

Sothog frowns.

Tierus says, "She touched me."

Sothog glances at Tierus.

Roelon squints at Elendr.

Elendr raises his hands high over his head and gazes at the heavens.

Tierus says, "Ah will 'ave Yfa back."

Chillingwirth falls to the ground!
Aranrhod falls to the ground!
Shabashoo falls to the ground!
Delyian falls to the ground!
Tyras falls over!
Thermgoroth falls to the ground!
Falonvel falls to the ground!
Alyxandrah falls to the ground!
Andaric falls to the ground!
Atoyoz falls to the ground!
The ground beneath you violently shakes and rumbles causing you to fall down!
Miceilo falls to the ground!
Merjinia falls to the ground!
Tierus falls to the ground!
Krelldak falls to the ground!
Talenia falls to the ground!
Mythriwall falls to the ground!
Kirresta falls to the ground!
Tzuriz falls to the ground!
Leastath falls over!
Corthos falls to the ground!
Elendr falls to the ground!
Myrefalcon falls to the ground!
Chomm falls to the ground!
Sothog falls to the ground!
Viktarr falls to the ground!
Roelon falls to the ground!

Chillingwirth gasps.

Roelon groans.

Corthos says, "uh oh"

Aranrhod says, "Umm"

You exclaim, "Elendr!"

Elendr laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Alyxandrah gasps.

Sothog says, "Bah."

You stand back up.

Roelon squints at Elendr.

Elendr exclaims, "I am hers!"

Elendr laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Roelon says, "Stop it...."

Aranrhod sighs.

Roelon indicates his sinuous blade with a smile.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "Elendr!"

Krelldak sighs.

Atoyoz moves to a kneeling position.

Daergyn says, "what..."

Tierus exclaims, "She is mine!"

Celtar grumbles.

Tierus growls ferociously!

Roelon says, "Do nae think ah will nae strike ye down."

Merjinia says in guild speak, "scery"

You shiver.

Roelon squints at Elendr.

You say, "My whole body..."

Alyxandrah pulls Elendr to his feet.

(Elendr throws back his head, laughing while tears of pain stream down his face.)

Elendr intones, "You have been warned. The time to leave is now!"

Tierus exclaims, "Give me my Yfa!"

Tierus stares at Elendr.

Sothog squints at Elendr.

Chillingwirth glances at Elendr.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "We will not leave!"

You sense Kadesha looking in on you.

Sothog pokes Elendr in the ribs.

Myrefalcon says, "now that was irritating"

Merjinia asks, "where ye supposed ta go?"

You cry in pain, weeping with your torment.

Aranrhod says, "I will not leave"

Mythriwall says, "i'm not running"

Aranrhod glances at Elendr.

Sothog says, "Outta that body. Right now."

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

Daergyn says, "Everyone, stand ground.. We might take them, or at least fight them back"

You start to cry all over the place.

Tyras exclaims, "Go back where you came from and I'll not personally kill of ye!"

Celtar says, "hmm"

Roelon furrows his brow.

Atoyoz just tried to pull you towards her!

Mythriwall says, "just let them come i'll fight"

Sothog squints at Elendr.

Merjinia says, "okies i not very strong but i stay in fight"

Linkto says, "dey not be takin me witout a fight"

You glance at Elendr.

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to Elendr.

Elendr says, "Alyx..."

Alyxandrah says, "We will fight..."

Elendr closes his eyes for a moment.

Tierus asks, "'Twas ye she chose, an' nae me... why is this?"

Tierus stares at Elendr.

Roelon's hand trembles.

Alyxandrah says, "We will stand strong and fight for our home."

Roelon glances at Elendr.

You say, "No one will run."

You shiver.

Alyxandrah says, "Until the end."

Alyxandrah nods to you.

Kelgea nods to Alyxandrah.

Myrefalcon says in guild speak, "seems I need to kill a few folk Iscikella"

Myrefalcon winks at you.

Mythriwall says, "i'll check the north gate"

Elendr exclaims, "No! you can't harm Alyxandrah! No! I forbid it!"

The overpowering scent lifts suddenly and Elendr reclaims his own voice.

Aranrhod says, "Tierus"

Roelon just tried to pull Alyxandrah towards him!

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Elendr.

Aranrhod says, "Please..."

(Tierus turns the bloody jade over in his hands.)

Sothog squints at Elendr.

Merjinia shudders.

You glance at Elendr.

Roelon strides over to stand before Alyxandrah.

Aranrhod sighs.

Elendr shivers.

You shiver.

Sothog asks, "Mind letting us in on your little conversation?"

Roelon says, "Hold it back, Elendr."

Elendr's whole body trembles with fear.

Sothog glances at Elendr.

Tierus says, "By all tha Lords o' Lornon an' Liabo, ah swear ah shall 'ave 'er back or perish."

(Iscikella clutches at her sides and shivers uncontrollably.)

Alyxandrah asks, "What...did she say?"

Aranrhod says, "Tierus"

Atoyoz rubs you gently.

Kadesha rubs you gently.

Aranrhod says, "Now is not the time for us to discuss this"

(Elendr throws himself at Alyxandrah, wrapping his arms around her and shivering violently.)

Tierus says, "Caressed me cheek, as a lover does."

Alyxandrah's face turns slightly pale.

Aranrhod glances at Tierus.

Aranrhod sighs.

You say, "They tried..."

Roelon says, "Or like a mother does to a child..."

Roelon glances at Tierus.

You shudder.

Elendr's whole body trembles with fear.

Atoyoz sits down.

Alyxandrah says, "They warned us..."

Aranrhod says, "Or a pawn"

Roelon waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Atoyoz clasps her arms around her knees and rocks back and forth.

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Alyxandrah says, "This was our last warning."

Alyxandrah says, "When the moon rises next, they will rise again."

Tierus says, "She is tae be mine. We are lovers, joined by somethin' mer po'erful than either o' us."

Sothog paces back and forth.

You hear the voice of Asmodea say, "I don't think it's Thurfel or the Nine, I think it's them dark forces them Liablo people have been talking about recently."

Roelon stifles a yawn.

Roelon says, "Let it be.."

Myrefalcon asks, "who was warning ya?"

Merjinia trembles.

Elendr snuggles up to Alyxandrah.

Sothog asks, "When is the next moonrise?"

Elendr shivers.

You say, "It's the Nine."

(Eugenides glances around darkly, lips slightly pursed.)

You hear the voice of Asmodea say, "The felt the quakes in Landing I hear."

You say, "This was the Nine."

Tierus says, "T'morrow eventide."

You say, "I saw them."

Tierus nods to Sothog.

You hear the voice of Asmodea say, "Last I heard the NIne don't care about Landing."

You say, "The same"

Eugenides says, "The next full moon is tomorrow eve'."

Alyxandrah gawks at Tierus.

Tierus says, "She will be mine."

Sothog says, "Interesting."

(Eugenides motions towards the sky with a hand.)

You say, "It isn't the landing."

You hear the voice of Daergyn say, "aye, the rumours. The darkness, the disruption. Something t' do with thurfell, mayhaps, they are working together"

Elendr blinks at Eugenides.

Alyxandrah says, "How convenient."

You shake your head.

Alyxandrah's face turns slightly pale.

Myrefalcon asks, "the nine?"

Alyxandrah says, "Tomorrow..."

Eugenides says, "Unless they mean the further after that."

Sothog says, "Perhaps, perhaps not."

You say, "this was the Nine."

Elendr says, "Then tomorrow, you'll all die."

Elendr tilts his head down.

You say, "We saw those visions before."

You hear the voice of Asmodea say, "It quaked in Landing at the same time it quaked here."

You shiver.

Roelon says, "Ye seem very sure of that"

Roelon frowns at Elendr.

Myrefalcon says, "they been bluffin for 13 months Iscikella"

Sothog says, "This does fit the Nine's methods."

You look at Myrefalcon and shake your head.

Mehlah just arrived.

You exclaim, "Mehlah!"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Tierus stares at Mehlah.

Tierus says, "Ye, sage."

Tierus exclaims, "Ye know!"

You gawk at Mehlah.

Alyxandrah gasps.

Sothog glances at Mehlah.

Kadesha glances at Mehlah.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Elendr glances at Mehlah.

Alyxandrah says, "Mehlah..."

Sothog says, "Interesting."

Roelon glances at Mehlah.

Aranrhod glances at Mehlah.

You try to pull Mehlah towards you.

Atoyoz blinks at Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "The end is near! Pay heed! The end is near!"

Elendr says, "You all seem overly courageous that you can get through this."

You whisper quietly to Myrefalcon, "Is no bluff."

Kadesha gazes up into the heavens.

You hear the voice of Asmodea ask, "Who's Mehlah?"

(Tierus stumbles toward Mehlah, alternating his caresses between his slightly-burnt cheek and the blood-red jade in his hands.)

Tierus asks, "Whair is Yfa?"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "It is not the end, Mehlah. We wil defeat them!"

Sothog points at Mehlah.

Tierus stares at Mehlah.

You point at Mehlah.

Mehlah says, "Yfa is gone."

Aranrhod asks, "So Mehlah...does this have anything to do with the elements at odds with each other?"

You nod to Mehlah.

Mehlah says, "The nine come."

Aranrhod peers quizzically at Mehlah.

Celtar says, "wave the sign around more, your too short by yourself for most to note"

Tierus exclaims, "She touched me!"

Tierus stares at Mehlah.

Aranrhod sighs.

You nod to Mehlah.

Mehlah says, "The end is near."

Aranrhod nods.

Celtar nods to Mehlah.

Sothog says, "All things end, eventually. How it ends, however, is up to each of us."

You say, "I felt them near."

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Mehlah just went south.

Tierus says, "Yfa touched me cheek."

Eugenides furrows his brow, his face tensed in some inner conflict.

[Icemule Trace, South Road]
A silvery sheen from something up north catches your eye over the heads of the crowds. No matter the time of day or night, this stretch of road always seems busy. A young halfling girl, dressed in the livery of the Silvermule Gaming Hall, rushes past you to deliver a message.
Also here: Lord Sothog, Lord Tierus, High Lady Kadesha, Aranrhod, Kirresta, Mehlah
Obvious paths: north, south, west.

Tierus says, "She did, curse it..."

Aranrhod says, "It is always near with you"

Tierus says, "She touched me cheek."

You say, "Mehlah..."

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Tierus nods to Mehlah.

Kadesha asks, "ye sure Yfa is gone?"

Aranrhod glances at Mehlah.

Eugenides just arrived.

Mehlah exclaims, "The end is near!"

Lord Roelon just arrived.

Roelon squints.

Elendr's group just arrived.

Aranrhod asks, "How do you know?"

Mehlah exclaims, "The fires come!"

Aranrhod peers quizzically at Mehlah.

You ask, "Mehlah, what more do ye know?"

Eugenides moves to stand behind Tierus.

Alyxandrah just went north.

Roelon ponders.

Aranrhod asks, "Fires?"

Tierus begins to twitch.

Aranrhod asks, "What about water?"

You say, "Please, ye must tell us."

(Elendr glances off after Alyxandrah.)

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

(Eugenides reaches out and places a hand on Tierus' shoulder.)

Elendr sighs quietly.

Roelon says, "Ye will all die tomorrow, when they rise."

Aranrhod rubs you gently.

Roelon nods to you.

Roelon asks, "What more is there to know?"

Mehlah chants, "The fires will wash you all from memory, forever."

Lady Atoyoz just arrived.

(Tierus shudders suddenly, and a nearly imperceptible shift comes over his features. In a more refined, if gutteral voice, he snarls, "I have little time for this obsessive love of Yfa.")

Atoyoz trembles.

Elendr glances at Roelon.

Elendr smiles slightly.

Kadesha squints at Mehlah.

Sothog exclaims, "What fire? Speak!"

(Eugenides jerks his hand back as quickly as possible.)

Roelon frowns at Elendr.

Aranrhod says, "Not if we put the fire out with water"

Sothog glares at Mehlah.

Elendr shrugs.

You ask, "Which fires are those, Mehlah?"

Elendr says, "It's true."

Aranrhod stares at Mehlah.

Tierus asks, "You, little one. Why are you insane?"

Tierus cocks his head at Mehlah.

You say, "Seems there are many."

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

Aranrhod says, "I feel pity for you little one"

Aranrhod nods to Mehlah.

Aranrhod sighs.

A voice chants, "Mehleh is a fool. We come, don't even let his banter fool you! You shall all perish soon."

You tilt your head up.

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

Zosopage winces.

Sothog smirks.

Roelon stifles a yawn.

Kadesha gazes up into the heavens.

Sothog says, "Better be sure."

Roelon says, "Hush..what ever ye be."

Atoyoz gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

You ask, "Ye come from the tomb then?"

Elendr tilts his head up.

You tilt your head up.

Sothog turns to face you.

Mehlah chatters to himself, 'No, they won't. These are good people. I won't let you."

Tierus says, "I want my little game preserve well and truly saved."

Sothog asks, "Why do they talk so much?"

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Tierus peers quizzically at Mehlah.

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Sothog turns to face Mehlah.

Aranrhod smiles at Mehlah.

Roelon raises an eyebrow.

Kadesha smiles at Mehlah.

Sothog squints at Mehlah.

A voice chants, "Yes, they will. Starting now.

Aranrhod says, "He has some of himself still"

Tierus asks, "Do you know how often I long for a place where I can devour the Short and Tall in a semblance of peace?"

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

Kadesha blinks.

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Roelon!
... 40 points of damage!
Head reduced to a charred stump.
* Roelon drops dead at your feet!

Aranrhod gasps.

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures at Roelon.
A luminescent web briefly forms around Roelon, then fades into the body.

Sothog says, "Bah."

Zosopage blinks.

You exclaim, "Ack!"

Aranrhod kneels down.

Elendr glances at Roelon.

Aranrhod just pulled Roelon's lifeless body into her arms.

Sherysse gasps.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

A hollow, resonating growl echoes from the spirit of Roelon.

Aranrhod rubs Roelon gently.

Mehlah exclaims, "I am sorry Master!"

You tilt your head up.

Kadesha lifts her Lorminstra symbol reverently to her lips, and its image of a golden key on a field of black pulses for a moment with a pale glow.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Aranrhod glances at Mehlah.

Kadesha rubs Roelon gently.

You belt out, "Amasalen?"

Aranrhod says, "Stop"

You raise your fist in a display of defiance.

Aranrhod says, "Think for yourself"

Aranrhod nods to Mehlah.

Mehlah exclaims, "Free yourself from your sin!"

Zosopage's entire body tenses as he tightens his grip on his black vultite falchion.

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon say, "...Blasted....ye will nae get away with that.."

Mehlah says, "Repent"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Eugenides glances at Roelon.

Aranrhod stands up.

(Tierus shakes himself out of his Terror-ish mood, his face suddenly shifting ever so slightly.)

Tierus exclaims, "Mehlah!"

Aranrhod turns to face Mehlah.

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon say, "Ah shall repent mah blade in yir skull..."

Aranrhod says, "Think for yourself"

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon say, "If ah could move.."

Hhooru's group just arrived.

Kadesha begins chuckling at Roelon.

Hhooru blinks.

Tierus exclaims, "In Ronan's name, stop!"

Mehlah shows Roelon his large sign.

Sothog says, "Don't speak to me of sin. The greatest sin is to allow evil to be one's master."

(Elendr appears to look at Mehlah for the first time, his expression confused. He sizes the halfling up, as if interested in him.)

A hollow, resonating growl echoes from the spirit of Roelon.

Aranrhod scoffs.

You have a headache.

You say, "Mehlah, please speak."

You turn to face Mehlah.

Eugenides strides over to stand before Roelon.

Eugenides kneels down.

Eugenides leans forward.

Mehlah says, "Master has spoken."

Mehlah says, "The end is near."

Aranrhod says, "Mehlah...no you spoke"

Hhooru glances at Mehlah.

Aranrhod nods to Mehlah.

Roelon gives a ghostly chortle.

Tierus says, "Ye are yer own Mas'er."

Aranrhod says, "You did"

Elendr folds his arms over his chest.

Kadesha leans on Roelon.

Aranrhod points at Mehlah.

You say, "No, there was a voice."

You look at Aranrhod and shake your head.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Aranrhod says, "I heard it"

Vonka's group just arrived.

Eugenides rubs Roelon gently.

Ilvane just arrived.

Eugenides nods.

Hhooru asks, "Roelon okay?"

Vonka just hugged Kadesha.

Eugenides stands up.

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Mehlah says, "The voice..."

Aranrhod says, "But he was himself for a moment"

Ilvane blinks.

Mehlah shudders.

Tierus says, "Tha Nine only 'ave po'er o'er ye because ye allow it o' 'em."

Aranrhod points at Mehlah.

You say, "It was not his voice."

Tierus stares at Mehlah.

You shake your head.

Mehlah says, "Controls me."

Kadesha asks, "Iscikella, tink ya can heal him?"

Mehlah says, "I have no choice."

You nod to Kadesha.

Tierus exclaims, "Instead o' bein' thair toady, aid us, an' we'll get rid o' tha voice!"

You take a quick appraisal of Roelon and find that he has severe head trauma and bleeding from the ears.
He has developed slurred speech, and a mangled left hand.
He is also quite dead.

Aranrhod says, "You do"

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

Tierus glares at Mehlah.

Mehlah says, "I do his bidding."

Kadesha rubs Mehlah gently.

Aranrhod nods to Mehlah.

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

Eugenides nods to Roelon.

Eugenides says, "You will have your time."

Aranrhod says, "No..."

You ask, "Why must ye, Mehlah?"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

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

Eugenides leans forward.

Aranrhod says, "You are your own master"

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

Tierus exclaims, "Dun' be such a li'l bunch o' tart-jam!"

Aranrhod nods to Mehlah.

Kadesha gestures at Roelon.
A silvery translucent thread extends from Kadesha encompassing Roelon's corpse.

Aranrhod sighs.

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

Aranrhod glances at Roelon.

Hhooru rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Vonka cocks her head at Mehlah.

Aranrhod rubs Roelon gently.

Elendr glances at Tierus.

You ask, "What has he sworn ye to?"

Kadesha says, "try ta avod lightnin bolts fer a bit Roelon"

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Ilvane raises an eyebrow in Mehlah's direction.

Sherysse rubs Atoyoz gently.

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

Roelon gives a ghostly chortle.

Kadesha says, "I might get busy shortly"

You glance at Atoyoz.

Zosopage just hugged Atoyoz.

Elendr leans on his broadsword.

(Tierus suddenly seems to lose the wind of his argument. He shudders, and lowers his voice to a timorous murmur.)

A voice chants, "Mehlah is a fool. I own his soul, and his heart. One squeeze, and it ends."

You ask, "Ye allright, Atoyoz?"

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha raises her hand to her Lorminstra symbol, touching the image of a golden key.

Turinrond blinks.

Vonka kneels down.

Kadesha just touched Roelon.

Tierus says, "We coul' all die."

You belt out, "Why do ye own his soul?"

Atoyoz says, "Just weak still."

You belt out, "How did ye steal it?"

Mehlah shudders.

Tierus asks, "Dun' ye care 'bout 'elpin' us?"

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

Valdirn moves to stand in front of Vonka.

Tierus peers quizzically at Mehlah.

Mehlah says, "Yes Master."

Vonka rubs Roelon gently.

Vonka sniffs.

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

Sothog says, "Bah! Master yourself."

Aranrhod asks, "Who is your master?"

Aranrhod peers quizzically at Mehlah.

(Iscikella places a hand lightly on Mehlah's arm.)

You ask, "How did he take yer soul?"

You hear soft melodious tones coming from somewhere near by.

Roelon's eyelid begins to twitch and quiver uncontrollably.

You blink.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Vonka cocks her head.

Roelon jumps to his feet.

Roelon reaches for an imaginary opponent and then does an impressive display of the martial arts technique of the throw.

Tierus hums distractedly to himself.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Aranrhod says, "Music"

Tierus says, "Tha' song..."

(Eugenides tilts his head to the side, as if listening to something unheard.)

Tyras says, "what the..."

Tierus says, "'tis... familiar."

You ask, "What is that song?"

Tierus frowns.

Vonka cocks her head at Roelon.

Kadesha says, "Mehlah, perhaps Lorminstra would aid ye in release from this bondage if ye seek her, I know she aided me"

You shiver.

Mehlah says, "You all need to repent."

Tierus turns around.

Atoyoz squints.

Roelon squints.

Sothog says, "Interesting."

Ilvane searches around for a moment.

Vonka rubs Roelon gently.

Kadesha rubs Mehlah gently.

Harplo smiles.

Eugenides furrows his brow, his face tensed in some inner conflict.

You ask, "Repent of what?"

Hhooru asks, "Repent what?"

Aranrhod turns to face Mehlah.

Mehlah says, "Your final hour is upon you."

(Tierus stares off into the distance, his face growing blank.)

Ilvane says, "We have nothing to repent of."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Vonka bites her lip.

Turinrond says, "Repent.."

Atoyoz asks, "How do I repent Mehlah?"

Ilvane glances at Mehlah.

Vonka asks, "How der we repen'?"

Ilvane just tried to pull Atoyoz towards her!

Vonka cocks her head at Mehlah.

Atoyoz kneels down.

Aranrhod says, "Would you rather have a final hour or the torment you suffer now"

Sherysse rubs Atoyoz gently.

Atoyoz just tried to pull Mehlah towards her!

Aranrhod peers quizzically at Mehlah.

Ilvane says, "No repenting, you didn't do anything."

You exclaim, "No!"

Sothog asks, "For that matter, why repent?"

You exclaim, "Atoyoz!"

Atoyoz exclaims, "I wish to repent!"

Ilvane tries to pull Atoyoz to her feet, but she is too heavy.

You try to pull Atoyoz to her feet, but she is too heavy.

Turinrond moves to stand in front of Atoyoz.

Ilvane tries to pull Atoyoz to her feet, but she is too heavy.

Roelon's hand trembles.

Ilvane tries to pull Atoyoz to her feet, but she is too heavy.

Elendr chuckles.

Kadesha just tried to pull Roelon towards her!

Roelon asks, "What?"

Ilvane tries to pull Atoyoz to her feet, but she is too heavy.

You shudder.

Sothog blinks.

Roelon bends slightly and slaps Atoyoz up'side her head!

Ilvane says, "No."

Hhooru emphatically pokes a finger at a page of his leatherbound tome.

Sothog glances at Atoyoz.

You exclaim, "Atoyoz!"

Aranrhod sighs.

Elendr smiles at Atoyoz.

Atoyoz asks, "How?"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Roelon growls ferociously!

You exclaim, "He will destroy ye no matter!"

Ilvane says, "Wake up, Atoyoz."

Ilvane snaps her fingers at Atoyoz.

You hear the voice of Tzuriz ask, "I noticed that the gates seem to posted, anybody check down near Thurfel's Keep?"

Sothog says, "Atoyoz, that might not be wise."

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Mehlah just went south.

Turinrond says, "Thar is nae ta repent fer.. ye 'ave sinned not"

Tyras says, "Keep checked said it was all clear"

[Icemule Trace, South Road]
A narrow house juts into the street, as though pushed off its foundation by the expanding gaming hall to the southwest. You step carefully along the cobblestones and try not to glance into the open window at street level. You also see the Atoyoz disk.
Also here: High Lady Kadesha, Mentor Trainer Ilvane, Lady Atoyoz, Lord Tierus, Harplo, Aranrhod, Lord Sothog, Lord Zosopage, Lady Sherysse, Mehlah
Obvious paths: north, south.

Eugenides just arrived.
Elendr just arrived.

You notice Asmodea try to tiptoe silently by you.

You say, "Mehlah..."

Sothog asks, "What's your game, creature?"

Alyxandrah just arrived.
Lord Roelon just arrived.

Aranrhod says, "You told us to fight"

Mehlah asks, "Yes?"

Aranrhod nods to Mehlah.

You ask, "Can ye tell me... how he took yer soul?"

Vonka's group just arrived.

You stare at Mehlah.

Roelon just touched a veil iron bound soul sphere.

Mehlah says, "Fight the fires."

Atoyoz slowly empties her lungs.

Roelon squints.

Tierus sings:
"Shadows born o' darkest night
Fear tha day, fear tha light
Yet frem Ronan, shadows, run
Wif 'is po'er, ye're undone."

Aranrhod says, "No"

Aranrhod shakes her head.

Mehlah says, "Else you will all die."

Turinrond narrows his eyes.

Hhooru rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Vonka asks, "Dat's how we repen'?"

Atoyoz leans on Turinrond.

(Tierus barely whispers some impromptu words to the melody.)

Vonka cocks her head at Mehlah.

Aranrhod nods.

Elendr nods to Alyxandrah.

Turinrond just tried to pull Atoyoz towards him!

Mehlah says, "The fires come from the north."

You say, "We have no choice but to fight the fires."

Tierus says, "Hrm, hrm..."

Alyxandrah shakes her head.

Sherysse moves to stand in front of Atoyoz.

Atoyoz slowly empties her lungs.

Aranrhod says, "You are yourself at times"

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Aranrhod sighs.

Hhooru removes a soapstone Lumnis sculpture from in his blue pack.

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

(Elendr pulls Alyxandrah closer to him, protectively.)

Hhooru raises his Lumnis sculpture skyward!

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Darra just arrived.

Kadesha asks, "from what in da north, Mehlah?"

Darra blinks.

Turinrond turns to face Atoyoz.

Hhooru indicates his Lumnis sculpture with a smile.

Atoyoz nods to Turinrond.

Turinrond nods to Atoyoz.

Hhooru kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Turinrond just kissed Atoyoz on the hand.

You ask, "Can ye tell us how these fires... will come?"

You cock your head at Mehlah.

Darra asks, "You people still worried about them 9 undead midgets?"

You shudder.

Turinrond shifts his weight.

Sothog asks, "Indeed. What of these fires from the north?"

Kadesha grins at Darra.

Tierus says, "Ye are wrong."

Eugenides cocks his head.

You say, "Yes."

Tierus turns to face Darra.

Hhooru exclaims, "May Lumnis guide me in the ways of her great wisdom!"

Vonka gasps.

You say, "They just manifested."

Elendr glances at Darra.

Elendr chuckles.

Vonka stares at Darra.

You turn to face Darra.

Alyxandrah says, "I hope you're awake tomorrow, m'lady."

Hhooru raises his Lumnis sculpture skyward!

Alyxandrah nods to Darra.

Tierus says, "Ye wir in town, an' horrible things 'appened."

Hhooru stands up.

A voice chants, "Ignore Mehlah! He has no power! I am the power! One more question and he ceases to exist!"

Tierus says, "They broke tha symbol"

Darra says, "Not with me here they wont."

Vonka says, "Yer symbol didn' work, Milady."

Hhooru put a soapstone Lumnis sculpture in his leatherbound tome.

You shudder.

Hhooru just closed a bronze-edged leatherbound tome embossed with symbols of the Arkati.

Elendr rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You belt out, "NO!"

Tierus frowns.

Atoyoz's whole body trembles with fear.

You belt out, "Don't hurt him!"

Roelon says, "Nae..we will ignore ye.."

Roelon waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Tierus says, "Call 'is bluff."

Tierus glances at you.

Kadesha raises her hand to her Lorminstra symbol, touching the image of a golden key.

Sothog exclaims, "Enough, voice! Your shadow plays no longer amuse. Begon!"

Mehlah shudders.

Kadesha just touched Mehlah.

Elendr says, "The voice is asking for us to ignore Mehlah. Mehlah is asking for us to repent."

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Ilvane just touched Mehlah.

Sherysse's entire body tenses as she tightens her grip on her black vultite falchion.

Darra says, "Midgets are all bluster and no height."

Vonka just hugged Mehlah.

Roelon says, "Keep going, Mehlah."

Darra grins.

Vonka says, "Dun' hurt 'im."

Turinrond says, "Show thyself, coward."

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Turinrond scans his surroundings with the alertness of a seasoned scout.

Elendr says, "I suggest you repent."

Tierus asks, "Whae did ye serve before tha Voice, Mehlah?"

Elendr says, "Mehlah is on your side."

You say, "Darra, listen and don't talk quite so much."

Alyxandrah exclaims, "Tierus!"

Aranrhod gasps.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "Don't!"

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Turinrond!
... 50 points of damage!
Head explodes, splattering sizzling bits of flesh and bone everywhere.
* Turinrond drops dead at your feet!

Hhooru says, "ack"

Roelon's face turns slightly pale.

You scream!

Atoyoz blinks.

Vonka's jaw drops.

Alyxandrah blinks.

Atoyoz exclaims, "No!"

Zosopage winces.

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Sherysse wails!

Eugenides smiles slightly.

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond exclaim, "Ye coward!"

Roelon stifles a yawn.

Hhooru mutters under his breath.

Roelon waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Kadesha gestures at Turinrond.
A luminescent web briefly forms around Turinrond, then fades into the body.

Valdirn moves to stand in front of Vonka.

Vonka says, "Yikes."

Atoyoz just kneeled down and pulled Turinrond's lifeless body into her arms.

Roelon nods to Turinrond.

Vonka gazes up into the heavens.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Kadesha gazes up into the heavens.

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond exclaim, "Tis all ye 'ave!"

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Roelon!
... 35 points of damage!
Flame sets Roelon's head alight like a torch. Burned beyond recognition.
* Roelon drops dead at your feet!

Elendr folds his arms over his chest.

(Tierus glances down at Turinrond's corpse, and whispers, "Shadows. Only shadows.")

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond exclaim, "foul beast!"

Atoyoz gazes at Turinrond with a look of utter sorrow in her eyes.

Kadesha rubs Turinrond gently.

Alyxandrah nods to Turinrond.

Alyxandrah gawks at Roelon.

Vonka wails!

Aranrhod sighs.

Alyxandrah asks, "Again?"

Tierus says, "Life an' death. All shadows."

Sothog mutters under his breath.

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon say, "Ugh..."

Valdirn moves to stand in front of Vonka.

Kadesha gestures at Roelon.
A luminescent web briefly forms around Roelon, then fades into the body.

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "Kin ye nae face me in body"

Hhooru grabs Turinrond's body and drags it north with him.

Vonka wrings her hands.

The arctic fox pants.

Tierus kneels down.

You exclaim, "OH!"

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

Eugenides says, "Fuel the fire."

Eugenides shakes his head.

Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Elendr glances at Roelon.

Tierus places a hand over his heart.

Mehlah waves a large sign around.
Mehlah waves a large sign around.

Sothog says, "Bah."

Eugenides slowly empties his lungs.

You kneel down.

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

Elendr says, "Stay down Roe."

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Mehlah exclaims, "Repent!"

Sothog squints.

Sherysse's face turns slightly pale.

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon exclaim, "Nae!"

Eugenides says, "Keep fueling the fire."

Mehlah exclaims, "The end comes!"

Vonka asks, "How?"

Mehlah just went south.

You exclaim, "Wise Lumnis, give guidance!"

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon say, "Ah will nae repent.."

Vonka flails her arms about.

You stand back up.

[Icemule Trace, South Road]
The hoarse voices from the west are hard to understand. Either they are happy cries or anguished moans, or perhaps both. A group of enterprising youths approach you and ask for silvers, but continue along the road without pausing for your response.
Also here: Alyxandrah, Elendr, Lord Sothog, Valdirn, Vonka, Mehlah
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west.

Lord Tierus just arrived.

Elendr asks, "How do they repent Mehlah?"

Vonka bites her lip.

Alyxandrah says, "Elendr, he won't come."

Eugenides just arrived.

Mehlah exclaims, "The fires come!"

Elendr glances at Alyxandrah.

Elendr says, "He will, have faith in him."

Tierus removes a lustrous onyx Ronan symbol from his neck.

Alyxandrah says, "I do"

Vonka asks, "an' we sposed ter put 'em out?"

Lady Atoyoz just arrived.

Alyxandrah furrows her brow.

Tierus shows Mehlah his onyx Ronan symbol.

Ilvane just arrived.

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Elendr!
... 40 points of damage!
Head reduced to a charred stump.
* Elendr drops dead at your feet!

Alyxandrah gasps.

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Tierus!
... 50 points of damage!
Head explodes, splattering sizzling bits of flesh and bone everywhere.
* Tierus drops dead at your feet!

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Alyxandrah gasps.

You scream!

Valdirn moves to stand in front of Vonka.

You hear the ghostly voice of Tierus say, "Faith."

Sothog mutters under his breath.

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

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

Alyxandrah removes a flame-shaped red glaes flask from in her veniom-threaded cloak.

Atoyoz exclaims, "No!"

Alyxandrah forces Elendr's mouth open, and pours in a small amount from her red glaes flask.
A luminescent web briefly forms around Elendr, then fades into the body.

Eugenides says, "The fires are already here."

Vonka winces.

Eugenides smiles slightly.

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

Sothog asks, "Now, what was that supposed to accomplish, exactly?"

You hear the ghostly voice of Tierus exclaim, "Mehlah, show me a li'l somethin' o' yer soul aside frem weakness!"

Jestin says, "What the"

Sothog squints at Mehlah.

You remove a pale purple glaes flask from in your spidersilk skirt.

Vonka wrings her hands.

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

Alyxandrah kneels down.

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

Alyxandrah rubs Elendr gently.

You try to pull Vonka towards you.

You hear the ghostly voice of Tierus exclaim, "Ye repent. Return tae tha Lord un'er whom ye once resided!"

You shiver.

Alyxandrah put a flame-shaped red glaes flask in her veniom-threaded cloak.

Jestin asks, "What you doing?"

Darra just arrived.

A voice chants, "Mehlah dies!"

(Eugenides takes a step back from the bodies on the ground, a sad smile played across his face.)

Darra blinks.

Leastath just arrived, dragging the body of Roelon behind him.

Darra just went west.

Vonka exclaims, "No!"

High Lady Kadesha just arrived.

Aranrhod just arrived.

You hear the ghostly voice of Tierus exclaim, "An' fer tha sake o' tha Gods, stop bein' such a fool. This voice doesnae control ye!"

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Mehlah!
... 50 points of damage!
Head explodes, splattering sizzling bits of flesh and bone everywhere.
* Mehlah drops dead at your feet!

You belt out, "NO!"

Vonka flails her arms about.

An unsettling groan comes from the spirit of Roelon.

Alyxandrah gasps.

Leastath gasps.

Kadesha says, "ep"

Vonka wails!

Alyxandrah exclaims, "No!!!"

Ilvane gasps.

Aranrhod gasps.

You remove a pale purple glaes flask from in your spidersilk skirt.

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon exclaim, "Mehlah!"

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

Vonka kneels down.

Sothog says, "Bloody 'ell."

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

Vonka rubs Mehlah gently.

Jestin says, "By the gods"

Kadesha gestures at Tierus.

Aranrhod kneels down.

You kneel down.

You pull Mehlah's lifeless body into your arms.

Vonka says, "Poor li'l feller."

Aranrhod just pulled Tierus's lifeless body into her arms.

Aranrhod sighs.

Jestin says, "Silly things"

Eugenides blinks.

You belt out, "Why, voice?"

Vonka wrings her hands.

Aranrhod rubs Tierus gently.

Atoyoz's whole body trembles with fear.



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