The Child
Tilamaires, day 12 of the month Charlatos in the year 5102

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
In this log the words/actions of the lich essence during the murder scene and in the bank are recognizable as they read "Iscikella" rather than "you" and the acts are not in parantheses. During the time the lich essence was in control of Iscikella, I -- the player -- had no input into those words/actions.
***END NOTE***

[Icemule Trace, North Road]
Crowds of people bustle up this road, on their way to one place or another. Several groups of warriors stride to the north, clad in warm furs and mufflers, while others in cassocks and robes walk more slowly, making signs of blessing at expectant women and small children.
Also here: Alyxandrah
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west.

Alyxandrah asks, "How are you feeling this eve?"

Alyxandrah smiles at you.

You say, "Fairly well, still a bit... upset about things."

Alyxandrah furrows her brow.

The white cat begins purring.

The white cat purrs, "Nerves frayed a bit, Misguided One?"

You ask, "As if ye would care, cat?"

(Iscikella glances at the cat.)

The white cat purrs, "rrrrooowrrrr"

Alyxandrah rolls her eyes.

(Alyxandrah gently pushes the cat away with her foot.)

You chuckle at Alyxandrah.

The white cat sits down.

Alyxandrah smiles at the white cat.

The white cat purrs, "I do so enjoy your trembling hands where normally you make such a show of your strength."

You say, "Ye know cat, ye don't have much in the way of manners."

The white cat purrs, "The paleness of your face"

An arctic wolf pads into the area.

The white cat purrs, "The loss of your own reasoning..."

The arctic wolf growls, "grr... i like to eat cats"

The arctic wolf sits down.
The arctic wolf looks upward negligently.

You say, "Cat, I just didn't like... don't like... the closeness of the tie to the lich."

You shudder.

The arctic wolf growls, "so who are we bothering today Sheka?"

You say, "But I'm sure he planned it that way too."

The white cat purrs, "yet you go day after day yearningly seeking him yet again"

You say, "I have to learn about him to defeat him."

Alyxandrah nods.

You say, "In knowledge there is strength."

The white cat purrs, "And you shant ever"

You say, "I will, cat."

You ask, "Ye don't think I am stubborn enough to do it?"

(Iscikella squints at the cat.)

The white cat purrs, "You are not strong enough to even try"

The white cat licks at one of its paws.

A hot breeze carries a swirl of dried leaves past you then drops them like tears falling at your feet.

You say, "Ye don't know me very well then, cat."

Lady Opalina just arrived.

The white cat purrs, "Hmmm.. Still some blood on my claws... Tasty."

The white cat licks at one of its paws.

The arctic wolf growls, "rational decisions may be your best ally... do not abandon them unless it is an irrationial manner"

The white cat begins purring.

The white cat purrs, "She is already well on the edge of irrationality, aren't you, Misguided One?"

(Iscikella squints at the cat.)

The arctic wolf growls, "I must depart, good night"

The white cat purrs, "hhhssssss"

You say, "I am... upset. That doesn't mean irrational."

The arctic wolf begins to pant.

You say, "Good night, wolf."

The white cat rubs up against you.

(Iscikella glances down at the cat.)

The arctic wolf growls, "may you pad with softness through the forest"

The arctic wolf stands back up.

You curtsy.

The white cat purrs, "May you choke on a bone"

The arctic wolf pads off.

One of the children stops and stares at Iscikella. She says, "You are evil. Evil."

You blink.

You hear someone cackle.

You ask, "What do ye mean, child?"

Alyxandrah blinks.

The child says, "You will bring doom to this town."

Opalina blinks.

Alyxandrah's face turns slightly pale.

Opalina says, "she's not evil"

Opalina says, "the council is evil"

You say, "I don't have that power."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Seems even the children see you for who you trully are, Misguided One."

You hear someone snicker.

You ask, "Why do ye think I do?"

The child says, "You are no less evil hidden one."

Alyxandrah chuckles.

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "I?"

You hear someone snicker.

You say, "No, the child."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Why thank you."

You hear someone cackle.

Alyxandrah says, "Opalina and myself aren't evil."

The child says, "But you will not turn the town to dust. She will."

Alyxandrah just nudged Opalina.

(Iscikella blinks at the child.)

Alyxandrah says, "Come, child... Iscikella would never do such a thing."

Alyxandrah says, "She loves this town dearly."

You say, "I have always loved this town, child, since first I came here."

The child says, "Whatever she was, is long gone. She simply pretends to be herself."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Her pride will be the tool most needed."

Alyxandrah raises an eyebrow.

Alyxandrah asks, "How do you know so much, young one?"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Very interesting"

You feel someone lean against you, but when you turn no one is there.

Alyxandrah smiles gently at the child.

You hear someone snicker.

Opalina nods to Alyxandrah.

You say, "I don't pretend anything, child."

You say, "I am still me."

Opalina says, "a child with in-site"

The child says, "Do not let her dupe you. There is nothing left of Iscikella. She is a lich in woman's clothing."

You hear someone cackle.

You say, "I am not dead."

(Alyxandrah looks thoughtfully at the child.)

Alyxandrah says, "You are quite wise, young one."

The white cat begins purring.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "i always had thought that of her anyway."

You hear someone snicker.

You say, "Ye don't seem much of a child."

The child says, "There is little left of the others as well. Their souls are fading, they are nothing more than hand puppets of the liches."

(Iscikella blinks at the child.)

You say, "None of us are puppets."

Alyxandrah ponders.

You say, "We defy them."

Alyxandrah says, "Elendr is."

Alyxandrah folds her arms over her chest.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "you have always, since I've known you, been a puppet, Misguided One."

Alyxandrah asks, "How can you know so much, child?"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "First your husband, then Thurfel and now Elymir."

The white cat begins purring.

Opalina laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Opalina says, "I don't believe that for one moment"

You ask, "Child, why do ye say these things?"

Opalina says, "Im no puppet and I know Iscikella or the other's aren't either"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Hello Shrieker"

Opalina says, "Hello Tormenter"

Alyxandrah says, "Elendr is quite definitely a puppet."

The child says, "Not all of us are fooled by your chicanery witch."

You ask, "Chicanery?"

Opalina mutters under her breath.

You ask, "And what have I hidden?"

The child says, "Even still, she plays innocent." The girl smiles softly.

You hear someone cackle.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "The child knows you well, Misguided One."

Alyxandrah asks, "Sheka, did you have a daughter and not tell anyone?"

You hear someone laugh.

You say, "I don't try to fool anyone, child."

You say, "I admit a lich's essence in me and I fight it."

Opalina says, "I think you are confused little one"

The white cat yawns.

Achillea just arrived.

Alyxandrah glances at Achillea.

Someone hisses from the shadows behind Achillea.

You hear someone snicker.

Alyxandrah rolls her eyes.

Alyxandrah stretches.

You say, "I know all possessed fight it, but one."

Alyxandrah mutters under her breath.

Achillea says, "good eve Isci"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Perhaps two..."

Alyxandrah says, "A fool that one."

You ask, "Why do ye think it otherwise, child?"

The child says, "The town would be wise to stay clear of you, lest they too succumb to the lure of the liches power."

Alyxandrah scoffs.

You ask, "Lure?"

The white cat yawns.

Alyxandrah says, "We will not succumb."

Alyxandrah says, "We are not a weak people."

You say, "The liches have not much to lure."

Achillea squints.

Iscikella grimaces for a moment.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Hmmm"

Iscikella says, "Enough of this stupidity."

The white cat rubs up against you.

You blink.

Alyxandrah glances at you.

You clasp a hand over your mouth.

Alyxandrah says, "Iscikella..."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Opalina says, "I still think the ninth is a child"

Alyxandrah says, "Don't be so mean to the child."

You say, "I didn't say it..."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

You hear someone cackle.

Opalina rubs you gently.

Achillea smiles at you.

Achillea smirks.

You say, "Or didn't choose to say it..."

Iscikella gestures toward the child and a black haze coats the small girl. The child screams in agony, as her flesh melts in a puddle.

Opalina gasps.

You gasp.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "No!!!"

Alyxandrah just tried to pull you towards her.

You feel the blood drain from your face.

You hear someone laugh.

Iscikella says, "And that, takes care of that."

Alyxandrah glares at you.

The white cat meows loudly.

You sway back and forth.

Achillea says, "that was nice"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Very good Elymir"

You hear someone cackle.

Achillea turns to you and cheers.

Alyxandrah mutters something about fools.

You say, "I don't have that power."

You sway back and forth.

Opalina's face turns slightly pale.

You hear the voice of Skyfawn say, "poor child"

(Iscikella stares at her hand.)

Opalina says, "he destoryed that child"

You shiver.

You hear someone snicker.

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

You say, "I don't have that kind of power."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "I'm glad I got my kick in at her first"

You hear someone laugh.

A young halfling runs off screaming Iscikella has committed murder.

Rubbing his hands gleefully, the Deputy suddenly rides up on a mule.
He glances at you and scoffs, "Thought we had some sort of lawless town 'ere, did ya? Well, this warrant for your arrest'll give you some time to think about law and order up here in the hills."
With a quickness belied by his size, the deputy descends on you and before you know it, has you wrapped up like a package and thrown over the sagging back of the mule.
The deputy rides you back to the Captain's Quarters.

Arriving at the Jailhouse, the Deputy cracks his knuckles, gestures and utters a phrase of magic. Absentmindedly waving a hand at you, he magically strips you of your possessions, then shoves you over to a small, cramped cell. Unlocking and opening it, he swiftly pushes you in. "Enjoy your stay, varmint. If I had my way around here, ye'd be cleaning out the mule stables til the end of time." he exclaims.

With a final snort, he locks the cell door shut, pulls a slightly mushed tart out of his pocket, and strolls off.

[Icemule Trace, Cell]
The low ceiling of this cell was obviously designed for the shorter races of Elanthia. The floor is covered with dirt and grime, and a distasteful scent lingers in the air. The only exit is a small steel door with a barred window in the center.
Obvious exits: none.

All your confiscated items will be made available in the Jailhouse once you have paid your fine. You have ONE hour *real-time* to pay your fine *and* go pick up your items, or any and all items will be sold to charity. The timer starts NOW.

Somehow you know that if you do not see the Judge within one hour *REAL TIME*, your belongings, which the Deputy holds, will be sold at auction.

You stand back up.

You pace back and forth.
You pace back and forth.
You pace back and forth.
You pace back and forth.

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

You think to yourself, "I can't believe... from my hand..."

(Iscikella stares at her hand.)

You kneel down.

You tilt your head up.

You recite:
"Lumnis, forgive me and guide me."

You cry in pain, weeping with your torment.

An Icemule Deputy approaches the bars of the cell and waggles some keys. After spinning them around his finger a few times, he pops them into the lock and swings the door open. He reaches in and grabs you by the arm with an amazingly strong grip. Yanking you out of the cell, he doesn't even give your muscles time to uncramp before he hauls you off to the Constable's office.

The sheriff looks you up and down and scoffs, "Lemme tell you a little something about the way we run things here in Icemule Trace. Some folks git some idea 'bout a "jury of their peers" or some odd thing. Well, you can jest forget about that here. I'm the judge and the jury 'round this town, and I say one thing."

The sheriff shuffles through some papers on his desk, then looks up.
"Iscikella stands before me accused of murder."

The sheriff slowly turns to you and says, "Not a bad find there, Deputy. I'm tempted to let her freeze up on the glacier, but then we'd have to thaw her back out later when her mother bailed her out. Guilty as charged then. For the crime specified, the fine shall be 205000 silver pieces. Your belongings, if any, will be held for an hour, until you come up with the silvers to pay off the fine. If, in that time, you are unable to pay the fine off, your belongings will be traded for mule fodder. You are now free to go. "

The Sheriff hikes up his belt and says, "Looks like we're 'bout done then." With a lopsided sway, he moseys out of the room.

You hear the sounds of a deputy holler from the next room to get back out there and get your belongings before he feeds em to one of the town mules.

A white cat prances into the room.

[Icemule Sheriff's Office]
This office is strangely opulent in a stark contrast to the sparse outer rooms of the jailhouse. Blue velvet drapes cover the barred windows, and a large polished glaes desk dominates the center of the room. On the wall behind the desk hangs a small portrait. You also see a white cat and a wooden door.
Obvious exits: none.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

You shiver.

[Icemule Trace Jailhouse]
A large and quite cluttered desk consumes most of the space in this office. Along one wall, the bars of a tiny cage-like cell offer a view of its inhabitants. Hanging above the cell is a long oak pole that looks just wide enough to fit between the cell bars. You also see a cluttered desk with the Iscikella box on it and an office door.
Also here: Alyxandrah who is seated, Achillea, Lady Opalina
Obvious paths: out.

Opalina rubs you gently.

A white cat prances into the area.

You hear someone cackle.

Alyxandrah giggles.

You exclaim, "I killed a child!"

Achillea says, "perhaps the deputy is corrupt, Alyx, maybe yas should implode him, not me"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "You did"

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

[Icemule Trace, Bank]
A row of highly polished brass teller windows lines the back wall of the bank. Staggered in height from short to tall, their ledges comfortably accomodate travellers of all sizes. Suspended from the ceiling is a gilded silver sign. You also see an exchange booth.
Obvious exits: out.

A white cat prances into the room.

The teller purses her lips and calls for the debt collector.
Suddenly the local debt collector enters and walks purposely towards you. The debt collector, a short, round individual in fine clothes, says, "I have a bill of 204980 silvers presented by your creditors."
The debt collector turns to the teller and says, "By the powers vested in me by the Mayor of Wehnimer's, I hereby seize all assests in Iscikella's accounts."
The teller nods to the debt collector and makes several marks in the log books before turning to her next customer.

The white cat licks at one of its paws.

You cry in pain, weeping with your torment.

You say, "I can't believe what happened..."

(Iscikella stares at her hand.)

Iscikella chuckles.

The white cat sits down.

You clasp a hand over your mouth.

You exclaim, "Stop it, lich!"

You say, "Isn't funny."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

(Iscikella shivers all over.)

The white cat licks at one of its paws.

[Icemule Trace, East Road]
A pair of halfling guards lean back against the archway of the bright blue building housing the Icemule Trace branch of the First Elanith Bank. One guard seems to be dozing on his stool, while the other keeps a close and wary eye on the traffic flowing past. You also see an old beer barrel.
Also here: Dhustbytr

You start to cry all over the place.

[Icemule Trace Jailhouse]
A large and quite cluttered desk consumes most of the space in this office. Along one wall, the bars of a tiny cage-like cell offer a view of its inhabitants. Hanging above the cell is a long oak pole that looks just wide enough to fit between the cell bars. You also see a cluttered desk with the Iscikella box on it and an office door.
Also here: Alyxandrah, Achillea, Lady Opalina
Obvious paths: out.

Alyxandrah says, "I don't much like Elymir."

You shiver.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at you.

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "Troubles?"

A white cat prances into the area.

You feel someone lean against you, but when you turn no one is there.

You hear someone snicker.

You shiver.

You exclaim, "I killed a child!"

Opalina hugs you.

You say, "I don't kill anyone."

(Alyxandrah rubs Iscikella's shoulder.)

Opalina says, "you didn't do it"

Achillea smirks.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "you did... Cold-bloodedly"

Opalina exclaims, "it was Elymir!"

You say, "Don't believe in killing."

You shudder.

(Iscikella stares at her hand.)

The white cat yawns.

Achillea says, "so much for being a passivist, Iscikella"

Alyxandrah says, "Iscikella, you did not kill that child."

Achillea snickers.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "a poor innocent little girl child"

You say, "He is tied so close... inside."

Opalina exclaims, "just like it was the lich in me that made me kill the cookie cleric!"

You cry in pain, weeping with your torment.

You hear someone snicker.

(Iscikella notices she is naked.)

You blush a delicate shade of pink.

You hear someone cackle.

Alyxandrah says, "Just like it wasn't your fault Elymir caused me to decay."

Alyxandrah says, "Oh, how I hate that lich."

look box on desk
This is a closed box containing the belongings of Iscikella, while awaiting trial.
You break the seal on the box, and open it.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Don't mind us"

You hear someone whistling to herself in the shadows.

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

You remove some white gold trimmed half-boots from in the Iscikella box.
You put some white gold trimmed half-boots onto your feet.

(Iscikella continues to cry softly as she dresses.)

You remove a thin rolaren pearl-belled anklet from in the Iscikella box.
You attach a thin rolaren pearl-belled anklet to your ankle.

(Alyxandrah turns away from Iscikella studying the crab on her bodice.)

You hear someone snicker.

Alyxandrah says, "So tiny..."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "This is too rich"

You hear someone laugh.

Opalina tilts her head back.

You remove some fitted elven casting leathers with a perched owl tooled on the right shoulder from in the Iscikella box.
You work your way into some fitted elven casting leathers with a perched owl tooled on the right shoulder.

You say, "Please don't remind me."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "a poor innocent little girl child"

(Opalina gazes up at the ceiling )

Alyxandrah says, "Sheka, stop."

You hear someone snicker.

Opalina says, "Sheka don't be so joyful"

You say, "I asked Lumnis forgiveness, in the cell, but She didn't hear..."

Alyxandrah says, "I think she's been through enough the last couple of days."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

(Iscikella shivers all over)

Opalina says, "She heard you Iscikella"

Achillea starts chuckling at you.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "You have probably now been damned from her sight"

You remove a soft lavender spidersilk skirt from in the Iscikella box.

You pull a soft lavender spidersilk skirt over your legs.
The skirt covers your wild orchid tattoo.

You remove an irridescent purple samite pouch embroidered with five conjoined circles from in the Iscikella box.

You thumb your purple samite pouch.

Opalina says, "they know our hearts "

You shudder.

Achillea says, "She hasn't heard you for some time, has she Iscikella? after all you sit at the feet of the ten anymore, these days"

Opalina says, "they must"

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "What would she want with a cold blooded murderess?"

You say, "She marked this..."

Achillea smiles at you.

(Iscikella cries into the pouch.)

You shiver.

Alyxandrah stares off into space.

Surely there are more interesting things to kiss than the pouch.

Alyxandrah says, "Iscikella, you'll flood the deputy's office if you don't stop..."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "How alone you must feel, Misguided One."

(Iscikella whispers "I am really sorry, Lumnis.)

Alyxandrah asks, "You have to be strong. Don't you know how much Elymir is enjoying this?"

You hear someone snicker.

You shiver.

You exclaim, "But a child!"

You cry in pain, weeping with your torment.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Is dead"

Alyxandrah stares off into space.

Opalina asks, "Iscikella you are of voln?"

You nod to Opalina.

Opalina says, "is it not one of our teachings.. that we gain courage from death"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "i should go, perhaps, and try to imform the poor childs parents"

Opalina says, "make yourself stronger"

You gaze in awe at the purple samite pouch in your hand.

Opalina says, "for the child"

You attach an irridescent purple samite pouch embroidered with five conjoined circles to your belt.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Perhaps they will wish a word or two with you, Misguided One."

(Iscikella tries to stop crying.)

(Iscikella sniffles.)

Achillea whispers, "perhaps you would find more favor with my master"

Achillea smiles at you.

You blink at Achillea.

You exclaim, "No!"

You shudder.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Trying to understand why one would kill their precious little girl in the middle of the street"

You cry in pain, weeping with your torment.

Achillea whispers, "you would serve him so nicely"

Achillea grins at you.

You stare at Achillea.

You exclaim, "No! No! No!"

Achillea places her hand on her bronze Luukos symbol.

You wring your hands.

Achillea touches you.

Achillea laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

You remove a tiny amethyst borage pomander from in the Iscikella box.

As you sniff the pomander, the lovely scent of borage brings a smile to your lips.

Alyxandrah gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

You attach a tiny amethyst borage pomander to your belt.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Alyxandrah rocks back on her heels.

(Iscikella continues to cry softly as she takes the things from the box.)

Alyxandrah touches one finger to her lips.

Achillea whispers, "surely his coils already carress your soul, ever drawing you nearer"

You remove a lightly boned lilac samite bodice from in the Iscikella box.

You blink at Achillea.

You exclaim, "NO!"

You put on a lightly boned lilac samite bodice.

Achillea chuckles.

You remove an interwoven iridescent belt clasped with a carved ivory buckle of a quill fitted over an unfurling scroll from in the Iscikella box.
You put an interwoven iridescent belt clasped with a carved ivory buckle of a quill fitted over an unfurling scroll around your waist.

Alyxandrah blinks at you.

Alyxandrah says, "Ignore her, Iscikella."

Achillea asks, "So, uh, where is Lumnis now?"

You blink at Achillea.

You say, "She will guide."

Achillea says, "at the statue? I think not"

You bite your lip.

Achillea smirks.

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "Where is that poor childs body now?"

(Iscikella's lower lip quivers.)

You cover your ears.

You exclaim, "Stop Sheka!"

Achillea says, "the childs soul is probably food now"

(Alyxandrah glances in Iscikella's box.)

Achillea smiles slightly

You hear someone snicker.

Alyxandrah asks, "Done?"

You start to cry all over the place.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at you.

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "You think she sent that poor child to the serpent lord?"

You hear someone cackle.

Opalina shakes her head.

You remove a crystal amulet from in the Iscikella box.

Achillea says, "one would assume"

You hang a crystal amulet around your neck.

You remove a glass amulet from in the Iscikella box.
You hang a glass amulet around your neck.

Achillea asks, "didn't see the gemwench interfering, did you?"

You remove a multi-gemmed quintuple ring medallion from in the Iscikella box.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "You have done well this evening, Misguided One."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Surely there are more interesting things to kiss than the medallion.

(Iscikella whispers softly, "I am so sorry, Lumnis.".)

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "Does it burn as it touches your lips now?"

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

You hang a multi-gemmed quintuple ring medallion around your neck.
You reach out and touch a multi-gemmed quintuple ring medallion.

You furrow up your face and wince.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at you.

Achillea grins slowly.

You remove a glaes charm bracelet from in the Iscikella box.
You open the clasp on the glaes charm bracelet.
You attach a glaes charm bracelet to your wrist.
You close the clasp on the glaes charm bracelet.

You gaze at your glaes charm bracelet.
As you tap your glaes charm bracelet, the charms tinkle musically.

You ask, "Where is Blizz?"

(Iscikella quivers all over.)

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "You best hurry... They only give you an hour in which to dress"

You hear someone snicker.

Alyxandrah slaps herself on the forehead.

You remove some lavender gloves decorated with a golden scroll overlaying five conjoined circles from in the Iscikella box.

Achillea says, "oh I imagine he would enjoy your suffering too"

You put on some lavender gloves decorated with a golden scroll overlaying five conjoined circles.

Achillea smiles at you.

You remove a violet diamond wedding band from in the Iscikella box.
You slide a violet diamond wedding band onto your finger.

(Iscikella shivers and shakes.)

You remove a lavender spidersilk greatcloak from in the Iscikella box.

Achillea touches you.

You drape a lavender spidersilk greatcloak from your shoulders.

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "Maybe you should leave that finger bare for Thurfel's ring?"

You hear someone snicker.

You cower away from Achillea.

You bite your lip.

Alyxandrah folds her arms over her chest.

You remove a malachite modwir tree pin scattered with diamond crystals resembling chips of ice from in the Iscikella box.
You put on a malachite modwir tree pin scattered with diamond crystals resembling chips of ice.
You remove a golden Lumnis symbol from in the Iscikella box.
You put on a golden Lumnis symbol.
You remove a lustrous silver-wrought quill from in the Iscikella box.
Your silver-wrought quill glows softly as you carefully slip it on.
You remove a tiny bundle of fresh lavender from in the Iscikella box.
Achillea says, "surprised that didnt burst into flames"

You remove a golden imflass scroll tube from in the Iscikella box.

Sheka suddenly fades into view.

Alyxandrah blinks.

Achillea chuckles.

You attach a golden imflass scroll tube to your belt.

Sheka chuckles.

Alyxandrah says, "I didn't know they made the boxes so big."

You blink at Achillea.

Alyxandrah coughs.

You say, "Is just little things"

Sheka snickers.

You remove a white tooled-leather harness from in the Iscikella box.
You sling a white tooled-leather harness over your shoulder.
You remove a gold-trimmed white leather satchel from in the Iscikella box.
You sling a gold-trimmed white leather satchel over your shoulder.
You remove a carved quartz hummingbird earring from in the Iscikella box.
You hang a carved quartz hummingbird earring from your earlobe.
You remove a pale lavender silk hair ribbon from in the Iscikella box.
You put on a pale lavender silk hair ribbon.

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

You remove a small gold ring from in the Iscikella box.
You put a small gold ring in your spidersilk greatcloak.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

A young deputy wanders in and heads over to the cluttered desk. Brusquely, he straightens up the desk and pushes some boxes aside.

You say, "I killed a child..."

Achillea says, "flesh into puddle"

Alyxandrah says, "Iscikella, I think you should visit the island."

Achillea says, "wish I knew that magic"

Alyxandrah smiles gently.

Sheka says, "Cold-blooded murder of an innocent little girl."

Achillea grins.

Sheka nods to you.

Sheka smiles cruelly.

You put on a tiny bundle of fresh lavender.

You cover your ears.

You exclaim, "Stop, Sheka!"

Sheka smirks.

Alyxandrah gives Sheka a good pinch.

Sheka swears fluidly and vividly at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "I'm going to hire a child to poke you for a fortnight if you don't stop."

You shiver.

Alyxandrah says, "Oh, sorry."

Achillea rubs you gently.

You say, "I have to go... someplace."

Sheka says, "As if I don't have the whole town doing so already"

Sheka scoffs at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah begins chuckling at Sheka.

(Iscikella wanders off.)

Achillea says, "it gets easier, in time, Iscikella"

[Thurfel's Keep]
Leaning up against one of the walls is a long slender plank. The wood is cracked from top to bottom and it doesn't look particularly sturdy. Near this makeshift ladder, one of the roundish stones used in the wall has been scrawled on with some crude graffiti. It's difficult to make out, but it looks as if it might be a picture or drawing of some sort.
Obvious exits: south, west.

A snowshoe hare hops into the room.

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

There is a twinkle in a snowshoe hare's eyes.
The snowshoe hare begins to watch the goings on carefully.

You concentrate on the Unpresence spell...
You gesture.
You feel more secure.

(Iscikella leans down and touches the stone.)

(Iscikella shivers all over.)

The snowshoe hare wrinkles its nose.

You belt out, "M'lord, want to tell ye, please be wary of me."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

(Iscikella glances at the stone and whispers softly, "Please be wary. Elymir is strong. He forced me to kill a child. So please be wary.")

The snowshoe hare sits down.

(Iscikella bends and runs a finger momentarily along the stone as her tears fall onto it.)

You think to yourself, "So please, please, be wary. I would not have ye hurt."

You think to yourself, "And I would rather die than hurt ye."

You say, "I would rather die."

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

The snowshoe hare stands on its hind feet and scans the area.

(Iscikella places her hand flat on the stone for a moment, and then straightens fully.)

You shiver.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

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

[Ice Garden, Altar]
Benches of carved ice with seats of wood surround the central altar, bowered with beardtongue shrubs. The glitter of the fallen snow reflects light in a myriad of rainbows, creating a hypnotic effect ideal for settling into a meditative state. Carved into the base of the glacier is a dark crevice leading into the mountain of ice.
Obvious paths: south.

You feel dizzy. The ground and sky seem to move together in a nauseating blur. When things seem steadier you realize you're flat on your back.
You recover somewhat from your nausea.

You stand back up.

You shudder.

(Iscikella's whole body convulses.)

[Hall of the Mind]
An aura of tranquility sits over the room. Stars twinkle on the south wall, comforting as they sparkle in the blackness, while the north wall glows a pearlescent grey the color of the moon behind mist. A black altar sits before the starry sky, and a grey altar seems to fade out of the misty wall.
Obvious exits: southwest, up.

You kneel down.

(Iscikella falls toward the altar wrapping her arms about it.)

(Iscikella cries in great heaving sighs, her whole body convulsing.)

You sob.

Lady Ilvane just arrived.

(Iscikella stares at her hand.)

Ilvane hugs you.

You say, "Better not to touch me."

Ilvane sits down.

(Iscikella shivers all over.)

Ilvane asks, "Don't be silly, why wouldn't I?"

Alyxandrah's group just arrived.

You say, "Because... I..."

(Iscikella quivers all over.)

Ilvane glances at you.

Alyxandrah smiles gently at Iscikella.

Alyxandrah sits down.

Ilvane asks, "What?"

Sheka glances at Ilvane.

Sheka smirks.

You cry in pain, weeping with your torment.

Ilvane rubs you gently.

Sheka says, "She killed a little girl in town"

Ilvane asks, "What is it?"

Sheka cackles.

Ilvane glances at Sheka.

You say, "I... killed... a child."

Ilvane asks, "What?"

You say, "The lich..."

You say, "He..."

Sheka cackles.

Ilvane says, "How did you do.."

Sheka nods to Ilvane.

You shake your head.

Sheka smiles cruelly as she watches Iscikella.

(Iscikella cries in heaving sobs, her whole body shaking.)

You say, "My hand..."

Sheka smirks.

(Iscikella stares at her hand.)

You say, "It covered her with a black haze."

Ilvane says, "No, it's not your fault.."

Sheka says, "But is was."

You nod to Ilvane.

Sheka nods to Ilvane.

Sheka snickers.

You say, "He's inside..."

You tap yourself on the chest.

Alyxandrah stands up.

You say, "Tied so tight..."

Alyxandrah says, "Excuse me a moment."

Alyxandrah just went southwest.

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

Ilvane frowns at you.

Sheka says, "Was what the poor child was trying to warn everyone about to begin with."

You say, "I felt the energy from Alyx's lifeforce..."

You say, "And now... he forced me to kill a child."

Ilvane says, "Iscikella.. It was what was inside of you, not you."

You say, "She said I was evil."

Arimantis just arrived.

You say, "The child."

Ilvane blinks.

Sheka nods to you.

(Iscikella quivers uncontrollably.)

Sheka says, "you are, Misguided One."

Ilvane asks, "What did she say?"

Sheka smiles coldly.

Ilvane stands up.

Ilvane hauls off and slaps Sheka up'side her head.

Ilvane says, "Go away."

Sheka laughs.

Sheka says, "oh no. this is too rich to leave."

Sheka begins chuckling at Ilvane.

Arimantis says, "Im sorry.. was workin when I heard all the commotion.."

Arimantis glances at Sheka.

Sheka leans against the north wall.

Sheka snickers.

You shiver.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Sheka says, "i did nothing."

Lord Tjaran just arrived.

You say, "I don't know what to do..."

Arimantis asks, "You alright Isci?"

(Sheka raises her hands as she smirks at Arimantis.)

You say, "I prayed... I didn't hear Lumnis."

Arimantis glances at Sheka.

Tjaran blinks.

Tjaran asks, "WHat is happening?"

Sheka says, "You are probabbly damned in her eyes now."

Sheka nods to you.

Arimantis says, "Bah.. shut up Sheka"

Ilvane says, "Sheka, shut up."

You say, "And the deputy said I should be left on the glacier to freeze..."

Sheka says, "And too dangerous to be near Thurfel."

Sheka snickers.

Arimantis says, "I told ya last night.. I had enough of your mouth"

Sheka says, "So all alone now...."

Sheka smiles at you.

Ilvane says, "No she's not alone."

Ilvane looks over at Sheka and shakes her head.

Sheka smirks.

You wring your hands.
You wring your hands.

Arimantis says, "Of course she isn't alone.."

Ilvane says, "You are going to be quite alone and dead if you don't watch it, Sheka."

Sheka scoffs at Ilvane.

Ilvane rubs you gently.

(Iscikella touches the altar hesitantly.)

You say, "I don't know what to do..."

You say, "He's so... tied into me..."

You tap yourself on the chest.

Ilvane says, "Lumnis still loves you.. She knows it's that beast."

You say, "Elymir."

Sheka smiles coldly.

You say, "And then he laughed..."

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

You say, "I laughed..."

Achillea just arrived.

Sheka asks, "it was what you always wished for, no, Misguided One?"

You flail your arms about.

You say, "I don't know anymore."

Achillea sits down.

Ilvane says, "He's just evil.."

Ilvane glances at Achillea.

Ilvane says, "Go to your own altar.. Go on.. Shoo."

Arimantis says, "Jus a few weeks ago, she came to ya.. I don think anything Elymir could do would change her favor towards ya"

Ilvane waves a hand at Achillea, dismissing her indifferently.

Sheka says, "No. The child said she was the evil one."

Sheka points at you.

Sheka laughs.

You say, "But Arimantis... a child."

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

You exclaim, "I killed a child!"

Achillea says, "I have completed my rites at my own altar, thankye Ilvane"

Arimantis asks, "You did.. or he did?"

Achillea says, "seems the fun is again here"

Ilvane says, "He did."

Sheka says, "She did."

Ilvane says, "It wasn't her hand."

Sheka nods to Arimantis.

You say, "Was my hand used..."

Achillea says, "seems she did, even the deputy saw that"

Sheka says, "It was her hand."

Arimantis says, "There is quite a difference.."

Sheka nods to Ilvane.

(Iscikella shudders all over.)

Sheka says, "All there saw."

Ilvane says, "No, it was his movements.."

Tjaran sighs.

Lord Roelon just arrived.

Arimantis says, "Bah.. that deputy don know what he doin"

Roelon tightens his grip on his fishing rod.

Roelon leans on Arimantis.

Roelon stares at Sheka.

Sheka glances at Roelon.

Achillea asks, "well, why have not the other possessed been arrested when used by the liches to kill?"

Sheka mutters under her breath.

Roelon rubs his fishing rod a few times, it sure looks clean now.

You say, "But a child..."

Roelon put a fishing rod in his scaled travel pack.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Roelon furrows his brow.

(Iscikella quivers.)

Roelon asks, "Child?"

Achillea says, "I think she did, but thinks Elymir makes a good excuse"

Alyxandrah just arrived.

Alyxandrah just hugged Roelon.

Alyxandrah just gave Roelon a smooch.

Roelon just hugged Alyxandrah.

Ilvane says, "You obviously don't know Iscikella well, then."

Ilvane nods to Achillea.

Roelon furrows his brow.

Arimantis says, "Mayhaps.. he is jus gettin smarter bout the way he goes bout things. Bout the way he makes things appear ta be"

Achillea says, "oh I know she has tried to be passive, perhaps the pressure was just too great, having a little child call her evil"

Achillea chuckles.

Roelon snorts.

Roelon removes a black dir wood walking stick from in his scaled travel pack.
Roelon hunches over and rests his overgrown hands on a black dir wood walking stick.

Sheka grins coldly, her eyes reflecting no emotion.

Arimantis glances at Sheka.

Roelon stares at Sheka.

Roelon tightens his grip on his wood walking stick and glances over at Sheka.

Arimantis appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Roelon asks, "Ye killed a child?"

Roelon sniffs at you.

You say, "Elymir is tying in so tight, I feel like I can't breath..."

Arimantis says, "Oh.. yer thought went over well"

Arimantis nods to Sheka.

Roelon ponders.

Tjaran says, "I am sure it was not intentional."

Ilvane says, "Leave her be, Elymir."

(Iscikella shivers all over.)

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

Tjaran says, "I could not imagine Iscikella, taking a life of her own volition."

Ilvane kneels down.

Roelon ponders.

Ilvane just kissed you on the forehead.

You say, "I don't believe in killing... and yet my hand."

Roelon asks, "Are they not one yet?"

Roelon ponders.

(Iscikella stares at her hand.)

Achillea says, "well why does he have such a close tie? but for what Isci really is"

Roelon hunches over and rests his overgrown hands on a black dir wood walking stick.

Alyxandrah just went southwest.

Arimantis asks, "Isci.. Opalina killed me once.. was that her though?"

Sheka glances at you.

Arimantis peers quizzically at you.

Sheka snickers.

You say, "A black haze covered that little body and just snuffed the life out."

Sheka smiles fondly at Iscikella.

Ilvane closes her eyes for a moment.

Achillea says, "turned her flesh into a puddle, was quite lovely"

You say, "It's just... a child."

Roelon put a black dir wood walking stick in his scaled travel pack.

Ilvane stands up.

You shiver.

Sheka says, "it was wonderful"

Ilvane says, "You both.. Go away."

Sheka cackles.

Ilvane nods to Achillea.

Ilvane nods to Sheka.

Ilvane points southwest.

Achillea says, "a new soul for my master"

Achillea smacks her lips.

Roelon ponders.

Ilvane says, "Don't let the light hit you on the way out."

You hear the voice of Dajamar say, "apparently... It -was-... Just a child"

Sheka leans against the north wall.

Sheka glances at Ilvane.

Arimantis says, "Of course it was him then.. no spell you yourself know could do that"

Sheka scratches her fingernails on the north wall.

You say, "I don't have such power... but he used my hand."

You shudder.

Roelon asks, "What did the child say.. That deserved death?"

You say, "To kill a child."

Ilvane says, "You all know she didn't do this."

Sheka exclaims, "She was angered that the child saw her so clearly and so she killed it!"

Sheka stares at you.

Roelon glances at Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "You are quite aware it was just Elymir's bidding."

Arimantis says, "He did exactly what he knew would get to you the most.."

Ilvane nods to Arimantis.

Roelon grins.

You say, "Child called me evil. Said I would turn the town to dust."

You shiver.

Ilvane pokes Roelon in the ribs.

You say, "I'm so cold."

Roelon grins.

Sheka says, "So you killed it to silence it"

Sheka nods to you.

Arimantis says, "I wouldn't even be suprised.. if he sent the child"

You shiver.

Ilvane glances at Sheka.

Roelon says, "Perhaps ah should start doing that.."

Roelon turns to face Sheka.

Sheka glares at Roelon.
Roelon removes a silver-hilted black golvern dagger with gleaming dark emeralds inlaid along the handle from in his weapons harness.

Ilvane points at Sheka.

Ilvane says, "Child."

Achillea says, "so, Iscikella? it seems Lumnis is silent still"

Ilvane winks at Roelon.

Roelon squints at Sheka.

Sheka gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Sheka gestures.
Sheka suddenly disappears.

Ilvane giggles.

Achillea smirks.

Roelon grumbles.

Roelon put a silver-hilted black golvern dagger with gleaming dark emeralds inlaid along the handle in his weapons harness.

You reach out and touch a grey altar.

You hear the voice of Sheka swearing fluidly and vividly at Roelon.

Roelon removes a fishing rod from in his scaled travel pack.
Roelon tightens his grip on his fishing rod.

Arimantis asks, "Did ya hear Jadina's thought Isci?"

Roelon says, "Come ere... Fishy fishy...."

Tjaran says, "Sheka, you presumptuous moron. You only taunt her because you want her to get angry, you know the truth."

Achillea says, "maybe if you go sit at Thurfels feet and worship him, he'd answer"

(Iscikella gazes pleadingly at the north wall.)

Roelon grumbles.

Arimantis says, "It wouldn't be the first time.. somethin else posed as a child"

Arimantis asks, "You remember Polly?"

Roelon starts chortling.

Ilvane begins chuckling at Arimantis.

Arimantis chuckles.

Roelon put a fishing rod in his scaled travel pack.

You say, "But a child..."

Arimantis says, "Well.. it is true. She came as a little girl"

Arimantis says, "Im am not so sure it was a child.."

Achillea says, "the silence from the north wall speaks loudly"

Tjaran says, "Isci, Arimantis may be right."

Achillea smiles at you.

Arimantis says, "More likely.. one of his thrall that he dressed up as a child"

Tjaran says, "Elymir may have forced you to kill something that may not have been what it seems, just so he could make you feel this way"

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Tjaran rubs you gently.

Roelon leans against a black altar.

Tjaran says, "Listen..."

Tjaran says, "We know you would never do such a thing."

(Iscikella sits back on her heels, sniffling.)

Roelon starts chortling.

Roelon says, "Before. Perhaps."

Roelon works his fingers under his battle helm and scratches his head.

You wring your hands.
You wring your hands.

Arimantis says, "The more I think about it.. the more Im sure it wasn't a common child"

You say, "I don't know what to do."

Ilvane searches around for a moment.

Tjaran says, "I agree with you, Arimantis."

Mahrekesh suddenly fades into view.

Ilvane glances at Mahrekesh.

Mahrekesh yawns.

You cower.

Ilvane says, "Why don't all of you just go back to the altar you belong at."

Achillea whispers, "Lumnis is not answering, perhaps you should seek Elymir"

Achillea smiles at you.

Roelon ponders.

You glance at Achillea.

You shiver.

Ilvane says, "The whole entire lot of you."

Dajamar fades into visibility.

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Ilvane exclaims, "Go on! Get out!"

Achillea stares at Ilvane.

Roelon grins.

Mahrekesh stifles a yawn.

Mahrekesh clasps her hand over her mouth.

Dajamar smiles slightly

Roelon glances at Achillea.

Tjaran nods to Ilvane.

Achillea glances at Roelon.

Achillea asks, "what?"

Ilvane asks, "Out of this place, I don't sit at your Lords altar and harass you, now.. Do I?"

Achillea squints at Roelon.

Roelon says, "Perhaps ye should leave."

Ilvane says, "Leave her alone."

Roelon says, "Yir stench is nae wished here."

Mahrekesh asks, "Who is harassing?"

Ilvane says, "With her friends."

Roelon leans against a black altar.

Mahrekesh raises her voice in merry laughter.

You shiver.

Ilvane glares at Mahrekesh.

Dajamar leans on his staff.

Achillea says, "oh but Ilvane, you were so quick to run there before when I was sent there, interrupting my rites"

(Iscikella's chest heaves with the last of her tears.)

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Arimantis glances at Achillea.

Arimantis smirks.

Ilvane glances at you.

Ilvane says, "Iscikella.."

Ilvane says, "You know it wasn't you.."

You ask, "He's going to have to kill me, isn't he?"

Sheka whispers, "'perhaps you should kill yourself before you harm other innocents"

Roelon says, "Yir already dead."

Roelon clasps his hand over his mouth.

Ilvane glances at Roelon.

Roelon grins.

Dajamar whispers, "and what is to come of poor Iscikella... Abandoned... And now a petty murderer..."

Ilvane closes her eyes for a moment.

Tjaran buries his face in his hands.

(Dajamar shakes his head slightly)

Sheka whispers, "How much longer before you do the same to the one you love?"

Tjaran says, "What do you have to gain from all this? Personal gratification? How sickening."

Ilvane says, "If you are going to say foolish things like that.."

Roelon shakes his head.

You stare at nothing in particular.

Roelon says, "Tis truth."

Roelon says, "The others, ah can sense life."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Roelon leans to his right slightly.

Dajamar smiles slightly

(Iscikella concentrates of the north wall, shutting everything out.)

Ilvane says, "I'd rather be a small group of support.. Than turn away from her in her time of need."

Sheka whispers, "How much longer before you do the same to the one you love?"

Sheka whispers, "kill yourself before you harm other innocents"

Dajamar whispers, "concentrate away, poor abandoned one...... Rest yourself.... The town is full of children for your ire..."

Roelon chuckles.

Tjaran says, "As would I."

Lady Opalina just arrived.

Roelon leans against a black altar.

Ilvane says, "Much more honor in standing by those you care about."

Dajamar leans on his staff.

Roelon says, "And dying, horribly."

Roelon nods.

You clench your fist.

Dajamar smiles slightly

Ilvane says, "No, she is not going to die like that.."

Tjaran says, "I would gladly die defendiny my principles."

Roelon says, "Much honor, leaving the rest of the town defenseless."

Achillea says, "I care about Iscikella, I care she realize who she really is and come to a more fulfilling life"

Ilvane says, "I saw it happen once, and I won't stand by and let it happen again.. Not by Luukos' hands.."

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

Ilvane glances at Achillea.

Dajamar raises an eyebrow.

Dajamar smiles slightly

Achillea glances at Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "Fulfilling, until you disappear in a dark shadow.."

Dajamar says, "as if they could stop it..."

(Iscikella hums softly to herself.)

Achillea says, "well perhaps you will see it again"

You hear someone cackle.

Mahrekesh nods to Dajamar.

(Dajamar chuckles softly)

Roelon removes a large shiny bass from in his scaled travel pack.

Iscikella is blocking out everyone in the room.

Roelon sniffs at his shiny bass.

(Dajamar glances at the north wall, a slight curl to his lip)

(Iscikella hums softly to herself.)

You feel the need to gag as your nostrils fill with the scent of rotting fish.

You hear a gagging sound.

Opalina coughs.

Mahrekesh wrinkles her nose.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Oh flames"

Achillea smiles at Ilvane.

Roelon pokes his finger at a large shiny bass.

Ilvane covers her nose tightly.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "that's disgusting"

Tjaran says, "Ugh..."

Achillea sniffs.

Dajamar whispers, "it is understandable... She does not seem very forgiving to children..."

Roelon put a large shiny bass in his hooded cloak.

Opalina wrinkles her nose.

Roelon shifts his weight.

(Iscikella hums softly to herself.)

Opalina says, "eww"

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Achillea says, "perhaps that was the child in her new form"

Iscikella is centering elsewhere, her mind drifting far off.

Achillea grins slowly.

(Iscikella hums softly to herself.)

Dajamar smiles slightly

Tjaran sits down.

Ilvane smirks.

Roelon narrows his eyes.

Achillea says, "such a nice offering, Iscikella"

(Iscikella hums softly to herself.)

Ilvane rubs you gently.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Perhaps the child comes back to ask you why, Misguided One."

Arimantis smirks.

(Iscikella watches the north wall, not looking anywhere else.)

(Iscikella hums softly to herself.)

Achillea glances at the north wall.

(Ilvane leans over to Iscikella, murmuring softly, "It's going to be alright.")

Roelon squints at the north wall.

Roelon shakes his head.

Sheka whispers, "kill yourself before you harm other innocents"

(Iscikella hums softly to herself.)

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Roelon asks, "Hoping for some light.. To blind ye from the truth?"

Roelon grins.

(Dajamar leans to the huddled slightly, whispering, 'until she kills another')

Roelon shifts his weight.

Lord Roelon just went southwest.

(Iscikella keeps her gaze on the north wall.)

Achillea asks, "you truly think Lumnis cares now? arent you a bit late in seeking her?"

Dajamar smiles thinly

Iscikella doesn't hear anything at all.

Ilvane says, "She has been seeking her all this time."

Opalina kneels down.

Arimantis asks, "Bah.. you think the lady of wisdom can't see through Elymir's tricks?"

Achillea asks, "at the statue of the ten?"

Arimantis glances at Achillea.

Arimantis chuckles.

Achillea peers quizzically at Ilvane.

(Iscikella hums softly to herself.)

Ilvane says, "I'm just going to ignore you, much better off."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "She will not speak to you will she, Misguided One? You are now far too currupted for her."

Arimantis says, "Of course Lumnis knows it wasn't you.. it doesn't even take wisdom to figure that out"

(Iscikella centers her gaze on the north wall.)

(Iscikella hums softly to herself.)

Dajamar rubs a glassy black mica amulet.
Dajamar suddenly disappears.

You reach out and touch a grey altar.

Tjaran leans forward and rests his chin in his hand, a thoughtful expression on his face.

Tjaran buries his face in his hands.

Mahrekesh closes her eyes for a moment.

You say, "She'll tell me what to do. Soon as She is ready."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "You have lost her by your anger"

(Iscikella clutches at the grey altar.)

Lord Roelon just arrived.

(Iscikella hums softly to herself.)

Roelon hunches over and rests his overgrown hands on a black dir wood walking stick.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "You could have asked the child to leave instead of killing her"

Arimantis says, "Sheka.. shaddup"

Ilvane says, "You are going to lose your breath soon enough, Sheka.."

Tjaran says, "You have placed so much faith in Her for so long, Icsikella. She would not turn Her back on you for something that was beyond your control."

Lord Panndoris just arrived.

Achillea asks, "getting violent Ilvane?"

You say, "I know She is there."

Ilvane just hugged Panndoris.

Achillea smiles at Ilvane.

Panndoris just hugged Ilvane.

Panndoris just kissed Ilvane on the nose.

Ilvane asks, "Do you see me swinging at her?"

Ilvane glances at Achillea.

Olgretien just arrived.
Olgretien kneels down.

Dajamar whispers, "she has abandoned you.... Murder of the innocent, it is not a petty crime... Even for your former Lady...."

Achillea says, "well no, but then since you can't see her it'd be hard"

Panndoris asks, "Is the dirt that Sheka's spewing on the net true Iscikella?"

You say, "She never abandons."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "she is there.. But not for you any longer, Murderess"

Panndoris rubs you gently.

Arimantis says, "I could find her, if I really wanted ta lookit her"

Olgretien whispers, "Sorry te hear o ye trubles..."

Arimantis nods to Achillea.

Tjaran says, "This was not homicide, Sheka."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "I was there."

Tjaran says, "Your taunts carry no weight."

Panndoris says, "I dont believe so either"

Olgretien exclaims, "Hush fer once O Great Gashus One!"

Panndoris nods to Tjaran.

Olgretien searches around for a moment.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "She killed that poor defenceless child"

Ilvane grins at Olgretien.

Arimantis says, "Sheka.. somehow, you as a witness don impress me"

You say, "She is there."

Tjaran says, "Is was not her, and you know it."

Ilvane nods to you.

Ilvane says, "She is."

(Iscikella runs her fingers along the grey altar.)

Tjaran says, "You just wish to taunt her, you want her to buckle under."

Panndoris just gave Achillea a smooch.

Panndoris waves to Achillea.

Panndoris grins.

Olgretien says, "As is Koar... An Kai."

Olgretien nods to you.

Tjaran says, "Her resolve is stronger than even the stench of your breath"

Achillea blinks at Panndoris.

Achillea gives Panndoris a little prod between the shoulder blades.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "The princess and Shrieker also were there"

Arimantis says, "Lumins is based in wisdom Isci.. you know she can see through his tricks"

Panndoris just nudged Achillea.

Opalina says, "it wasn't her magic Sheka"

Achillea says, "and I arrived just in time"

Opalina says, "it was the Liches magic"

You say, "I have to fight against him harder... She will show me. Have to find the knowledge."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "it was by her own hand"

Achillea says, "flesh into puddle"

Olgretien rubs you gently.

(Iscikella centers on the north wall.)

Opalina says, "it was the liches magic Sheka"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "it was by her own hand"

You say, "She will show me."

Tjaran says, "it was a forced hand, Sheka."

Tjaran says, "It was FORCED."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "I saw no battle"

Roelon yawns.

Arimantis says, "Have you ever seen an empath with magic like that afore Achillea? It obviously wasn't her"

Achillea asks, "why does Elymir have such a strong hold, but her own hearts true desires for him?"

Olgretien says, "She kin nae unnerstan.. She only sees de chanc te attak somun wut is wounded."

Dajamar whispers, "you claim to fight, yet the crime is committed.... How would the children who survived see you... Abandoned one?"

Olgretien nods to Tjaran.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "She argued with the child and then, seeing the child was not to be disuaded, she killed it"

Ilvane says, "Most empaths don't kill, they heal.. And she is not an exception to that rule."

You say, "I have not that power..."

Arimantis says, "I am still not convinced it was a common child"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "You killed that poor little girl"

You say, "I have not that power..."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "You killed that poor little girl"

Tjaran nods to you.

You say, "I have not that power..."

Achillea says, "but it is your true heart which grants Elymir such control"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "you know it."

Achillea nods to you.

You say, "I have not that power..."

Arimantis nods to you.

Ilvane says, "Even if it was a child, she herself did not do it."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "You killed that poor little girl"

Arimantis says, "Exactly.. you couldn't have done it"

Panndoris says, "Sheka... Stop repeating yourself, you've spoken, now shut the hell up"

Panndoris grumbles.

Iscikella smiles softly at the north wall.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "pitiful"

You say, "Aye, Lady."

You hear someone cackle.

Roelon shakes his head.

Tjaran whispers, "You know Sheka just wishes to tease you until you lash out again... I know you will not let her get to you."

(Iscikella nods toward the north wall.)

Roelon mutters something about insane.

Roelon starts chortling.

Roelon mutters something about insane.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Now she really has gone over the edge"

Roelon hunches over and rests his overgrown hands on a black dir wood walking stick.

You hear someone cackle.

You say, "I will find the knowledge."

Roelon starts chortling.

Panndoris just touched a grey altar.

You peer quizzically at Roelon.

Arimantis gazes thoughtfully at the north wall.

Roelon grins slowly.

You say, "I would not call Lumnis insane, Roelon."

Mahrekesh nods to Achillea.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "We call you it"

You say, "Is disrespectful."

You feel something poke you in the ribs.

Roelon says, "Nae her, not at all, Lich."

You hear someone cackle.

Roelon grins at you.

You ask, "Is there a lich here?"

Roelon says, "Ah can see clearly."

Mahrekesh nods.

Search
You don't find anything of interest here.

Roelon nods to you.

You say, "No, isn't."

Arimantis says, "Roelon.. I think you been standin too close to that staff again"

Arimantis glances at Roelon.

Achillea says, "well, you are here, arent you, Iscikella"

Tjaran buries his face in his hands.

You hear someone snicker.

Roelon squints at Arimantis.

Arimantis says, "Shush"

Mahrekesh just went southwest.

Achillea asks, "isnt Elymir always with you?"

You say, "He watches..."

Roelon starts chortling.

You stand back up.

You say, "But he doesn't know."

Roelon says, "Keep tellin' yirself that.."

Roelon nods.

You point at the north wall.

You say, "She knows."

Roelon shakes his head.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Nothing was just said now"

You hear someone chuckling.

Achillea peers quizzically at Roelon.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "you've gone over the edge, misguided One"

Roelon hunches over and rests his overgrown hands on a black dir wood walking stick.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Roelon raises an eyebrow in Achillea's direction.

You ask, "To say that Lumnis knows?"

You say, "She is all Wisdom."

Achillea says, "your contradictory views are puzzling"

Achillea nods to Roelon.

Roelon grins.

You say, "She does know."

[Hall of the Holy Struggle]
The walls of this circular chamber are filled with pictures of horror and of goodness. The western walls are covered with carvings of undead beings, etched in disgusting detail, while the eastern walls bear bas-relief warriors in gleaming armor marching to war. The pictures seem to be chasing each other in a perpetual hunt, although you could better see if you looked more closely. Two altars have been erected in the room, one tinted black, the other white. A spiral staircase leads up to the next level.
Also in the room: Lady Atoyoz, Lord Turinrond who is seated
Obvious exits: southeast, up.

You curtsy.

Turinrond says in Elven, "Evening"

Turinrond stands up.

Atoyoz curtsies to you.

Turinrond bows to you.

You say, "Is it evening? I forget."

(Iscikella wanders out distractedly.)



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