Glinting Light (Cont'd)
Feastday, day 9 of the month Charlatos in the year 5102

(Ilvane glances up at the statue)

Arimantis asks, "You alright sweetheart?"

(Iscikella glances back at the statue.)

Ilvane says, "I think so.."

Ilvane nods to Arimantis.

Sheka asks, "What does he threaten?"

Sheka leans against a low mithril gate.

Sheka smirks.

Ilvane blinks.

You ask, "Elymir, ye still wreaking havoc?"

Ilvane gasps.

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the forehead.

Ilvane's face turns slightly pale.

Ilvane says, "Oh dear.."

(Iscikella turns toward the statue.)

Arimantis searches around for a moment.

Skyfawn peers quizzically at Ilvane.

Tjaran gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Tjaran gestures.
A sudden burst of bright light emanates from Tjaran's hand!

Ilvane says, "Stop..pleae.."

Ilvane says, "Please leave me alone."

You turn to face Ilvane.

Ilvane ducks behind her tower shield.

Skyfawn asks, "what he telling you?"

Tjaran asks, "Ilvane? What is it?"

You ask, "What is wrong?"

(Arimantis squints at the statue)

Tjaran stands up.

Ilvane says, "I'm going to die, if he does this.."

Ilvane says, "No more, please.."

Skyfawn asks, "what?"

You ask, "Does what?"

Arimantis says, "Elymir.. I said, leave her alone"

Ilvane says, "He's draining me..slowly.."

Alyxandrah's group came through a low mithril gate.

Sheka smiles a cruel smile at Ilvane.

Sothog blinks.

You say, "Ah..."

Tjaran yells, "You have bothered her enough! Stop this!"

(Ilvane leans back weakened)

Arimantis gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Arimantis gestures at Ilvane.
A brilliant shaft of pure white light suddenly surrounds Ilvane.

(Iscikella turns back to the statue.)

Tjaran yells, "Leave her alone! Take me instead!"

Sothog asks, "What's all this, then?"

Tjaran clenches his fist.

You ask, "I was right then, wasn't I, lich?"

Sothog frowns.

Sheka says, "Take them all."

Sheka waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.

Sheka yawns.

Sheka smirks.

Ilvane buries her face in her hands.

Ilvane says, "No, please.."

Ilvane says, "Leave him alone.."

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sheka glances at Arimantis.

Ilvane says, "Elymir, please.."

Sheka snickers.

Alyxandrah sits down.

Arimantis says, "I won't let him hurt you any more sweetheart.."

Ilvane sobs.

Sheka begins chuckling at Arimantis.

Ilvane covers her ears.

Tjaran gnashes his teeth in frustration!

Arimantis traces the lines of his sword-shaped mark.

(Iscikella watches the statue curiously.)

Arimantis gazes up into the heavens.

Tjaran removes a multicolored crystal from in his spidersilk cloak.
Tjaran tightens his grip on his multicolored crystal.

Keemac gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Keemac gestures at Arimantis.
A brilliant shaft of pure white light suddenly surrounds Arimantis.

Arimantis says, "Do as you wish lich.. it won't change anything"

Ilvane blinks at Arimantis.

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane.

Sothog whispers, "What the devil's going on?"

Ilvane says, "Elymir..leave him alone, please.."

Sheka says, "Except perhaps kill you."

Arimantis looks drained.

Sheka nods to Arimantis.

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

Sheka smirks.

Ilvane exclaims, "No, stop!"

Ilvane stands up.

Ilvane weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Skyfawn rubs Ilvane gently.

Arimantis says, "Won't change the fact that he won win the war.."

Sheka says, "My but he's a hungry one tonight."

Sheka snickers.

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

(Iscikella studies the statues with wide eyes.)

Arimantis nods to Keemac.

Ilvane covers her ears.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Ilvane exclaims, "Stop!"

Sheka says, "Big boy like him needs a lot of energy."

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

(Tjaran fidgets around the area, obviously frustrated.)

(Sheka glances at the statue.)

Ilvane says, "Just please..stop this.."

Ilvane says, "Don't hurt him..no.."

Arimantis says, "What ever you said.. it must have been too close to the truth"

Ilvane shakes her head.

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the forehead.

Ilvane looks drained.

Ilvane suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Sheka snickers.

Ilvane says, "Oh my.."

Sothog coughs.

Alyxandrah gazes up into the heavens.

Arimantis stands up.

Skyfawn rubs Ilvane gently.

Arimantis moves to stand in front of Ilvane.

Sheka says, "How pale you look, Warrior."

(Tjaran trembles in anger.)

Sheka smirks.

Tjaran just punched Sheka!

You think to yourself, "And he takes for himself. How interesting. Lifeforce other than from the possessed goes only to him, while from the possessed would strengthen all. How these liches do... cover themselves."

Ilvane just touched a faceted black diamond Ronan symbol.

Sheka lets loose with an involved curse detailing the improbable ancestry of Tjaran.

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

Tjaran exclaims, "Would you SHUT UP!"

Ilvane says, "Ronan give me strength."

Alyxandrah stares at Tjaran.

(Arimantis stares defiantly at the statue)

Skyfawn rubs Ilvane gently.

You say, "Ye are a greedy one, Elymir."

Sheka says, "Such a gentleman."

Alyxandrah says, "You punched a woman."

Skyfawn asks, "he still draining you Ilvane?"

Ilvane blinks.

Sheka snorts at Tjaran.

Arimantis says, "I won't let you hurt her any more.. lich"

Ilvane nods.

Keemac says, "ackk"

Ilvane says, "I will be gone soon."

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures at Ilvane.
A brilliant shaft of pure white light suddenly surrounds Ilvane.

Tjaran says, "Cheh.."

Ilvane slowly empties her lungs.

Sheka wiggles her fingers.

(Tjaran adjusts his spectacles.)

Sheka waves to Ilvane.

Sheka snickers.

Keemac turns to Kadesha and cheers!

Sothog asks, "So why drain Ilvane? What point is there to this... exercise?"

You say, "He needs lifeforce."

Ilvane asks, "My life force is strong, perhaps?"

You say, "To keep his power."

Tjaran slowly empties his lungs.

Sheka says, "More like your foolishness is."

You feel drained!

Sheka nods to Ilvane.

Tjaran says, "I must calm myself, my anger is a weakness."

Sothog nods to Tjaran.

(Ilvane runs her hands through her braids, sighing)

Sheka says, "Foolishness"

Alyxandrah begins chuckling at Tjaran.

(Sheka spits her candy out.)

Ilvane exclaims, "Just leave her be!"

(Iscikella stares steadily at the statue.)

Ilvane just tried to pull you towards her!

Ilvane says, "No.."

Ilvane says, "Please don't, Elymir."

Sheka leans on Alyxandrah.

Sheka smirks.

Kadesha says, "dammit, when I wants spirits, I find a good bar"

Alyxandrah says, "You're actions show that you're already quite weak."

Alyxandrah nods to Tjaran.

Alyxandrah says, "No man would do such a thing."

You sway back and forth.

Arimantis gestures at you.
A brilliant shaft of pure white light suddenly surrounds you.

Sothog glances at you.

You say, "Very greedy, Elymir."

Sheka just kissed Alyxandrah on the cheek.

Sheka glances at Tjaran.

Tjaran says, "I will not be further provoked by you, Alyx."

(Sothog helps to steady Iscikella.)

Alyxandrah says, "I am not trying to provoke you."

Tjaran says, "I have already tarnished my kind heart with my actions."

You sway back and forth.

Arimantis rubs you gently.

Ilvane glances at you.

(Iscikella watches the statue steadfastly.)

Ilvane paces back and forth.

Ilvane says, "No."

Ilvane shakes her head.

Sheka says, "You still dare him."

Keemac says, "hmmm"

Sheka starts chuckling at you!

Ilvane says, "No..don't you dare."

Tjaran says, "The least I could do is apologize."

Tjaran bows to Sheka.

Skyfawn asks, "what Ilvane?"

Alyxandrah says, "The absolute least."

Alyxandrah nods to Tjaran.

Keemac asks, "no way to protect your spirit?"

Tjaran says, "I am sorry for my outburst, Sheka."

Sothog says, "Wonder if he needs all that life energy to fuel his magics."

Ilvane gasps.

Sheka says, "The least. Aye."

Sheka nods to Tjaran.

Ilvane says, "No.."

You say, "He is..."

Arimantis says, "Elymir... leave her alone"

Ilvane swoons.

Alyxandrah stares at Ilvane.

Sothog glances at Ilvane.

Alyxandrah stares off into space.

Sheka says, "She always was a dramatic one."

Arimantis says, "Take me.. damn you lich"

Ilvane says, "Oh my.."

Sheka rolls Ilvane over.

(Iscikella listens closely to sounds coming from the stone.)

Sheka snickers.

Arimantis gestures at Ilvane.
Arimantis concentrates for a moment then sighs weakly.

Ilvane sits up.

Skyfawn removes an obscure scroll from in her rabbit fur jacket.

(Ilvane leans forward, resting her head in her hands)

Skyfawn raises her obscure scroll and gestures.
Sparks begin to fly between the obscure scroll and Skyfawn's fingers.
With a sudden burst of enthusiasm, the sparks jump into Skyfawn's hand and she seems to glow with power.
Skyfawn gestures at Ilvane.
A brilliant shaft of pure white light suddenly surrounds Ilvane.

Tjaran put a multicolored crystal in his spidersilk cloak.

Tjaran sits down.

Skyfawn rubs Ilvane gently.

Tjaran buries his face in his hands.

Sheka says, "Such a sad thing...impotence."

Skyfawn put an obscure scroll in her rabbit fur jacket.

Sheka rubs Arimantis gently.

Ilvane glances at Sheka.

Arimantis says, "Remind me to hurt you later"

Arimantis nods to Sheka.

Sheka smirks.

You think to yourself, "Yes, he protects his position well."

Keemac begins chuckling at Arimantis.

Faint tendrils rise up from the ground.

Sothog says, "Sheka merely speaks out of her own... extenstive experience."

Ilvane gazes up into the heavens.

Sothog coughs.

Alyxandrah squints.

Elymir says, "As you wish, half-elf."

As the lich points at Arimantis, mystical energy suddenly envelopes him.
Arimantis's lifeless body drops to the ground!
* Arimantis drops dead at your feet!
Arimantis's body decays into compost.

(Sheka glances at the ground.)

Alyxandrah's jaw drops.

Ilvane gasps.

Sheka cackles!

Ilvane exclaims, "No!"

Sothog blinks.

You exclaim, "OH!"

Ilvane stands up.

Keemac says, "oh my"

Ilvane exclaims, "You beast!"

Tjaran stands up.

Sothog's face turns slightly pale.

Alyxandrah clears her throat.

Kadesha glares at Elymir.

You glare at Elymir.

Sheka laughs!

Ilvane hauls off and slaps Elymir up'side his head!

Elymir howls with laughter!

Sheka blinks at Ilvane.

Alyxandrah gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Skyfawn sighs sadly.

Elymir simply vanishes.

Ilvane exclaims, "How dare you!"

Sothog asks, "Was that quite neccesary?"

Tjaran just hugged Ilvane.

Skyfawn weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

You belt out, "Blasted lich!"

Ilvane sobs.

Tjaran rubs Ilvane gently.

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

Sheka begins chuckling at Alyxandrah.

Skyfawn just hugged Ilvane.

Alyxandrah shrugs.

(Tjaran holds Ilvane close, comforting her.)

Skyfawn rubs Ilvane gently.

Ilvane weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Skyfawn just hugged Ilvane.

(Iscikella places a hand lightly on Ilvane's shoulder.)

Sothog sighs.

Ilvane exclaims, "You are nothing but a cold hearted beast..nothing but a monster!"

You think to yourself, "Protects himself very well indeed."

Ilvane exclaims, "And to think I had pity for you!"

Sheka says, "he can have a couple of spirit feasts as he sucks it from the Priest"

Sheka snickers.

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

You rub Arimantis.

Ilvane sobs.

Skyfawn just hugged Arimantis.

Ilvane just tried to pull Arimantis towards her!

Skyfawn sighs sadly.

Tjaran asks, "Are you okay, my friend?"

Kadesha snarls menacingly!

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane.

Sheka asks, "Back so soon?"

Tjaran rubs Arimantis gently.

Ilvane just touched Arimantis.

Sheka glowers darkly at Arimantis.

You sense Atoyoz looking in on you.

Kadesha rubs Arimantis gently.

Ilvane says, "It's my fault.."

Ilvane hangs her head.

Sheka nods to Ilvane.

Ilvane sobs.

Arimantis says, "A visit with yer lady"

Sheka says, "It is."

Arimantis nods to Kadesha.

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane.

Tjaran says, "Do not blame yourself, Ilvane."

Kadesha just kissed Arimantis on the cheek.

You look at Ilvane and shake your head.

Arimantis says, "No.. it is Elymir's fault"

You say, "Isn't yer fault."

Kadesha says, "shes merciful"

Tjaran says, "None of this is your fault."

Kadesha nods to Arimantis.

Ilvane says, "If I had let him take me when he asked..you wouldn't have been hurt.."

Ilvane sighs sadly.

Sheka says, "You pushed him and gave him no choice."

Kadesha squints at Ilvane.

Ilvane clasps her hand over her mouth.

Sheka nods to Ilvane.

Skyfawn says, "don't say that Ilvane"

You say, "Is simply..." turns back to the statue, "what he is."

Alyxandrah snickers.

Tjaran says, "I would have given myself, but apparantly I am not good enough for him."

Tjaran sneers.

Sothog says, "Doubt that would have changed much over the long run."

Lord Turinrond's group came through a low mithril gate.

(Ilvane steps back from everyone)

Arimantis says, "I would never let him take you, you know that"

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane.

Turinrond shifts his weight.

Ilvane shakes her head.

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to Turinrond.

Someone hisses from the shadows behind Sheka.

Atoyoz curtsies to you.

Arimantis clasps Ilvane's hand tenderly.

Keemac waves to Atoyoz.

You hear a gagging sound.

You curtsy to Atoyoz.

Sheka casts growled aspersions into mid-air.

Atoyoz whispers, "You alright m'Lady?"

Kadesha says, "such things need stood up to Ilvane, much better to go free an be rebirthed, then give in to their terror an loose freedom"

Arimantis gazes fondly at Ilvane.

You curtsy to Turinrond.

Atoyoz waves to Keemac.

Alyxandrah says, "It truly gets better and better."

Turinrond bows to you.

Turinrond moves to stand in front of Atoyoz.

Ilvane trembles as if a cold chill just ran up her spine.

You whisper quietly to Atoyoz, "Presently. We have had a bit of an encounter with Elymir."

Skyfawn rubs Ilvane gently.

Alyxandrah loses some awareness.

Atoyoz nods to you.

You shudder.

Sheka mutters arcane_one.

Sothog grins.

Zacciwie fades into visibility.

Alyxandrah begins chuckling at Sheka.

Zacciwie shifts his weight.

Skyfawn just hugged Atoyoz.

Sheka glances at Ilvane.

Sheka cackles!

Atoyoz just hugged Skyfawn.

Kadesha asks, "wouldnt ye feel the same, Arimantis?"

(Iscikella glances back at the statue, watching the stone eyes of one of the halflings closely.)

A cool breeze provides a welcome relief from the ceaseless warmth of the sun.

Sheka asks, "Someone walking over your mothers grave?"

Atoyoz nods to Turinrond.

Sheka sneers at Ilvane.

Ilvane exclaims, "No!"

Kadesha asks, "better to die then yield to them things?"

Sothog coughs.

Ilvane says, "No, please.."

Ilvane covers her ears.

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

Ilvane says, "Elymir..don't.."

Zacciwie frowns at Ilvane.

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

Ilvane says, "Gods please don't.."

You ask, "Why don't ye speak out, lich?"

Atoyoz slowly empties her lungs.

Zacciwie says, "Ignore it"

(Arimantis stares at the statue)

Ilvane closes her eyes for a moment.

Kadesha asks, "dont.. what? whats he saying?"

You say, "I never knew ye to have a quiet tongue."

Sheka cackles!

Arimantis asks, "Wyn not speak aloud, lich?"

Arimantis smirks.

Tjaran sits down.

Kadesha peers quizzically at Ilvane.

Ilvane shakes her head.

Tjaran hangs his head.

Atoyoz searches around for a moment.

Tjaran buries his face in his hands.

You cock your head at Tjaran.

(Iscikella glances back at the statue.)

Sothog says, "He knows if he speaks aloud, we can provide each other with support."

(Ilvane speaks very softly, all she says is, "Not Arimantis.")

Turinrond nods to Sothog.

Atoyoz scratches her ear.

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane.

Sheka smiles cruelly at Ilvane.

Sheka asks, "see what you caused?"

(Ilvane steps back, glancing over at the statue)

Sothog says, "If he whispers within one mind at a time, they are isolated- and vulnerable."

Turinrond rocks back on his heels.

Arimantis says, "Seems.. we provied support with or without having to listen to him"

Kadesha says, "Arimantis is strong in faith, Ilvane, I trust Ronan ta aid him"

Zacciwie glances at Sheka.

You say, "Come, Elymir, speak aloud."

Kadesha just hugged Arimantis.

Sheka squints at Zacciwie.

Turinrond whispers, "Might I be o' service to ye, m'lady?"

Sheka mutters under her breath.

Sothog says, "Then Elymir's tactics are failing."

Sothog smiles.

Ilvane weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane.

Skyfawn rubs Ilvane gently.

You whisper quietly to Turinrond, "Elymir is simply being... horrible. Not much else to say."

Kadesha rubs Ilvane gently.

You reach out and touch a multi-gemmed quintuple ring medallion.

Zacciwie says, "Liches are to be ignored"

Zacciwie appears to be ignoring everything going on around him.

Ilvane paces back and forth.

You exclaim, "Speak out, lich!"

Turinrond whispers, "Tis too much ta ask horrible in what respect?"

Sheka says, "Bahhhh...take him and be done with it. Her sobbing is disgusting."

Sheka waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.

Ilvane glares at Sheka.

Kadesha says, "bah, liches are to be released, dernit"

Arimantis glances at Sheka.

Zacciwie says, "You shouldn't talk about disgusting..."

Zacciwie is admiring Sheka.

Ilvane exclaims, "I have had quite enough of your mouth for tonight!"

Zacciwie's face turns slightly pale.

Sothog says, "Rather difficult, when one's life energies are being sucked away."

Sheka cocks her head at Ilvane.

Sheka snickers.

Ilvane exclaims, "Just shut up!"

Arimantis says, "Shoulda left that cloud.."

Arimantis nods to Tjaran.

Atoyoz shifts her weight.

Tjaran appears to be ignoring everything going on around him.

Ilvane sighs softly.

Kadesha says, "maybe, I had enough in the bank to cover it"

Kadesha nods.

Kadesha grins.

You whisper quietly to Turinrond, "Tried to strangle myself, Ilvane and Arimantis. Then turned Ilvane to stone. Then I pressed Lumnis' badge to the statue where he is and he burned me, killed me. Then he killed several others. And now is draining spirit. Spirit deathed Arimantis."

Sheka says, "So much of a gift you offer unto Her this evening, Warrior."

Atoyoz looks over at Turinrond and shakes her head.

Zacciwie says, "No killing"

Sheka begins chuckling at Ilvane.

Turinrond furrows his brow.

Atoyoz smirks.

Ilvane vividly accuses the gods of shoddy workmanship when it came time to create Sheka.

Turinrond nods to Atoyoz.

Turinrond taps himself on the chest.

Arimantis says, "I have heard bout enough of yer mouth tonight Sheka"

Sheka laughs!

Atoyoz glances at Turinrond.

Ilvane waves a hand at Sheka, dismissing her indifferently.

Iscikella is rather wondering exactly what Elymir is trying to accomplish. Simply put fear into folks?

Atoyoz furrows her brow.

Ilvane sits down.

Ilvane leans back.

(Iscikella watches the stone eyes of the statue closely.)

Sheka says, "He has indeed chosen a very nice coward to play with."

Kadesha asks, "Ilvane?"

Sheka glances at Ilvane.

Sheka smirks.

Kadesha asks, "yad blame the gods for creating Sheka?"

Kadesha stares off into space.

Sheka says, "Do not say it."

Ilvane says, "No, just the way they created her."

Sheka glares at Kadesha.

Sothog says, "A bit late."

Ilvane stands up.

Arimantis says, "Seems.. he don understand the true will of love an friendship. It be him that is learnin a lesson tonight"

Arimantis nods to you.

Ilvane just kissed Arimantis on the forehead.

Atoyoz swoons.

Ilvane says, "As long as he doesn't hurt you."

Turinrond glances at Atoyoz.

Kadesha says, "wasnt their fault was it, jes some fools experiement went bad"

Ilvane blinks.

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

Sheka blinks at Atoyoz.

Skyfawn peers quizzically at Atoyoz.

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

(Iscikella scans the stone eyes of the fifth figure from the left in the statue, watching.)

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

Atoyoz moves to a kneeling position.

Turinrond snarls menacingly!

Atoyoz gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Turinrond moves to stand in front of Atoyoz.

Turinrond cocks his head at Atoyoz.

Turinrond asks in Elven, "What?"

Ilvane asks, "He is draining you now, Atotyoz?"

Turinrond stares off into space.

Atoyoz nods to Ilvane.

Skyfawn sighs.

Atoyoz says, "He is indeed."

Turinrond shifts his weight.

Sheka asks, "Tongue still heavy?"

Ilvane says, "Atoyoz..I am sorry..has been a long night."

Atoyoz sways side to side on her knees.

Sheka sneers at Ilvane.

Atoyoz nods to Ilvane.

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures at Atoyoz.
A brilliant shaft of pure white light suddenly surrounds Atoyoz.

Zacciwie shifts his weight.

Turinrond faces Kadesha, closes his eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between them!
Turinrond opens his eyes, looking slightly drained.

Atoyoz just hugged Kadesha.

Kadesha says, "eep"

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Turinrond winks at Kadesha.

Atoyoz stands up.

Kadesha says, "didn need that"

(Iscikella glances from the statue to Atoyoz and back.)

Kadesha chuckles.

Atoyoz says, "Thank you Kadesha."

Sheka paces back and forth.

Ilvane frowns.

A shadow moves out the corner of your eye.

Atoyoz just hugged Kadesha.

Ilvane blinks.

Sheka blinks.

Zacciwie squints.

Skyfawn blinks.

Arimantis searches around for a moment.

Kadesha squints.

You think to yourself, "So now he feeds all nine, as he did with me."

Zacciwie says, "Bah, shadows"

Atoyoz asks, "And what lesson was that Elymir?"

Zacciwie waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Sothog searches around for a moment.

Skyfawn searches around for a moment.

Kadesha takes off a polished ebonwood Lorminstra symbol inlaid with the image of a golden key.

Sothog says, "Hmf. Perhaps it's nothing."

Kadesha runs her hand softly over the surface of her Lorminstra symbol. A pale glow surrounds the symbol as its surface shimmers for a moment with the image of a golden key on a field of black.

Turinrond narrows his eyes.

Arimantis traces the lines of his sword-shaped mark.

Sheka's Eorgina amulet emits a soft grey glow.

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.

Sheka sneers at Kadesha.

Kadesha holds her Lorminstra symbol high, staring intently into the image of a golden key. The symbol radiates a pale glow, and the image shimmers and coalesces for a moment into the visage of Lorminstra for all to see. Words seem to spring unbidden to Kadesha's lips as the vision overwhelms her and she calls out, "Grant that we be worthy of your deliverance, Goddess of rebirth!"

Kadesha puts on a polished ebonwood Lorminstra symbol inlaid with the image of a golden key.

Sheka looks at Kadesha and gags.

Turinrond asks in Elven, "And so, liches.. this is your great plan to git the silly staff?"

Turinrond raises an eyebrow.

Kadesha kicks Sheka!

Sheka snickers.

Turinrond says in Elven, "ridiculous"

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Turinrond snorts.

Sothog loses some awareness.

Sheka says, "So holy."

(Sheka rubs her shin.)

Sheka grins at Kadesha.

Kadesha says, "Sheka, the queen's jester"

(Iscikella glances from the place where the shadow showed to the statue and back.)

Atoyoz asks, "And which do you see me as Elymir?"

Zacciwie asks, "Sheka, shouldn't you be out praying to Sheru or somesuch?"

Turinrond glances at Atoyoz.

Atoyoz winces.

Keemac removes a bright golden crystal shard from in his hooded greatcloak.

You rub Atoyoz.

Atoyoz suddenly looks very drained!

Atoyoz kneels down.

Keemac gently rubs the surface of his crystal shard, causing a bright golden glow to flare up briefly around its sparkling surface.

Turinrond stares off into space.

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Ilvane blinks at Atoyoz.

Arimantis gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Arimantis gestures at Atoyoz.
A brilliant shaft of pure white light suddenly surrounds Atoyoz.

Sothog put a beryl-inset bronze flask in his veniom-threaded cloak.

Ilvane says, "Leave her be.."

Keemac put a bright golden crystal shard in his hooded greatcloak.

Turinrond clenches his fist.

Keemac rocks back on his heels.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Atoyoz asks, "You just plan on sucking the life force from me Elymir?"

Kadesha says, "Elymir go suck on a snake"

Kadesha glowers.

Sheka nods to Atoyoz.

Zacciwie snickers.

Atoyoz begins chuckling at Kadesha.

Sheka grins slowly.

A dark shadow takes shape for an instant behind the statue, and then it's gone. Or is it?

Ilvane blinks.

Arimantis searches around for a moment.

Atoyoz squints.

Turinrond says, "gotta claidhmore fer yer head, bolt thrower"

Turinrond snorts.

You say, "I will enjoy watching Thurfel slay ye, Elymir, though I generally so much disapprove of killing."

Zacciwie asks, "Where's Armaxis when you need him?"

(Ilvane glances behind the statue)

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Atoyoz nods to you.

(Iscikella squints at the statue.)

(Tjaran, noticing a disturbance, suddenly looks up.)

(Arimantis peeks his head around the statue)

Arimantis ponders.

Sothog says, "Seems we have another visitor."

Turinrond raises an eyebrow.

You say, "I pray I have a front-row seat for that."

Arimantis says, "Sun.. this time perhaps.."

Atoyoz asks, "And what of the strong Elymir?"

Zacciwie says, "Lets have a party"

Something moves swiftly out from behind the statue and vanishes towards some nearby shadows.

(Sheka wanders around the others to glance behind the statue.)

Sothog says, "He- or she- doesn't seem to want to be seen, for the moment."

Arimantis searches around for a moment.

Kadesha says, "seems they maybe scared"

Sheka cackles!

Sheka exclaims, "Tag!"

Sheka snickers.

Kadesha says, "who knows, maybe some silver sword chasin em"

Kadesha nods to Arimantis.

Arimantis asks, "Who is there?"

Atoyoz stands up.

Arimantis grins at Kadesha.

Zacciwie says, "For a lich that one is fast....assuming it is a lich..."

Zacciwie gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

(Iscikella peers behind the statue and then looks off to where the shadow vanished.)

Arimantis nods to Zacciwie.

Turinrond says, "feh.. so brave from the shadows"

A faint voice rises up from the shadows, "Yes, death soon it will be."

Ilvane shakes her head.

Turinrond snorts.

You say, "Is Elymir."

Zacciwie says, "Death this and death that"

Kadesha says, "I know Lorminstra has stood against them, an since its pick on Ronanite day, maybe Ronan scarin em"

Zacciwie rolls his eyes.

Sheka smiles coldly.

Arimantis says, "Sounds.. faint"

A gruff voice rises up next to your ear, "Is it?"

Turinrond rocks back on his heels.

Sothog mutters under his breath.

(Iscikella touches her ear.)

Atoyoz leans on Turinrond.

Turinrond just tried to pull Atoyoz towards him!

You ask, "Isn't it, Elymir?"

Atoyoz slowly empties her lungs.

Kadesha says, "yes voice, yer deaths will be soon, or is that um, redeaths, since yas dead already"

You say, "I know ye have the power of illusion."

Ilvane blinks.

You say, "Ye are a mage."

Turinrond just kissed Atoyoz on the lips.

Kadesha says, "ex mage"

Atoyoz smiles at Turinrond.

Kadesha nods to you.

Zacciwie says, "Mud mage"

Kadesha says, "undead puppets wit attitude now"

Zacciwie snickers.

Ilvane leans back.

Something darts away from the shadows, and dashes quickly away.

Sheka says, "Is a far sight better than crone dwarves with them."

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane.

Atoyoz scratches her ear.

Sheka sneers at Kadesha.

Zacciwie says, "Next thing you know they'll be biting at our ankles"

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "Though perhaps, that was... fate, Elymir."

Atoyoz squints.

You say, "Saying ye soon die true death."

Arimantis says, "Run.."

Sothog says, "Interesting."

You think to yourself, "Thurfel perhaps..."

Arimantis smirks.

Atoyoz searches around for a moment.

Kadesha says, "I donno bout you all, but I think somethin is terrorizing him in the shadows"

You say, "Perhaps another mage... one ye know."

Turinrond says, "I'm startin' ta feel sorra fer ye lich.. havin' ta use the shadows fer cover"

Arimantis says, "Could be.."

Atoyoz smirks.

You say, "Thurfel perhaps."

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Sheka says, "He was just out walking about."

Sheka nods to Turinrond.

Ilvane paces back and forth.

Turinrond surveys the area.

A gruff voice rises up next to your ear, "There is one of us you've yet to encounter, child. And Fate it is not."

Kadesha says, "bah, I think they annoyed Ronan"

Zacciwie says, "Then it fled"

Sothog says, "Or perhaps tis' more of the Nine's internal politics at work."

Zacciwie nods to Sheka.

Sheka says, "No. He returned."

Sheka nods to Zacciwie.

You say, "I know there is a ninth, Elymir."

Arimantis searches around for a moment.

Zacciwie says, "I see him not"

Zacciwie gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Ilvane blinks.

You ask, "Why won't ye talk of that? Except in whispers?"

(Sheka points to the statue.)

Sheka points at you.

Sheka smirks.

Ilvane says, "He prefers whispering against your ear.."

Arimantis asks, "You alright sweetie.. he botherin you again?"

Ilvane nods.

Kadesha says, "maybe the ninth is another traitor among them"

Ilvane says, "Is scarier.."

Turinrond says, "heh.. if ye only knew o' their inner treacheries"

Sothog asks, "Among them, Kadesha... or among us?"

You say, "but he speaks of the ninth now."

You say, "to me."

Sheka asks, "Does not Xeldria hold the ninth?"

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Kadesha says, "among them"

Atoyoz raises an eyebrow in your direction.

(Ilvane runs her hands through her hair, pacing)

Kadesha asks, "why else they be so worried about it?"

Sothog says, "For all our sakes, I hope you're right."

You say, "Tell us of this ninth, Elymir."

Ilvane says, "No, just leave the ninth alone.."

Kadesha says, "for all our sakes, wouldnt matter which, I still trustin in Liabo, an they have proven themselves up to the task already"

Sheka says, "Or eleventh....whichever the case may be."

Sheka smirks.

Ilvane says, "Don't talk about it, Iscikella."

Arimantis nods to Kadesha.

Ilvane covers her ears.

Ilvane says, "Just let it be..really."

You say, "If he will threaten me with it, I will have him speak the threat openly."

Sheka asks, "how did he threaten you?"

Sheka cocks her head at you.

Ilvane sighs.

(Kadesha whispers to Arimantis, "nine insteada eight, more favor ta releasin em, eh?')

Arimantis coughs.

Kadesha stares off into space.

You say, "He said: there is one ye have not yet encountered, child. And Fate it is not."

Arimantis grins at Kadesha.

Keemac begins chuckling at Kadesha.

Sheka raises an eyebrow.

Tjaran stands up.

(Zacciwie whispers to Kadesha, "They're mine!")

Ilvane shifts her weight.

Sheka asks, "i wonder who the lucky Chosen of that one will be?"

Turinrond says, "tis the one wit the claid still stuck in his rotted gourd"

Sheka smirks.

Zacciwie raises his fist defiantly.

Sheka glances at Ilvane.

Kadesha begins chuckling at Zacciwie.

Sheka glances at Skyfawn.

Arimantis glances at Sheka.

Ilvane glares at Sheka.

Kadesha says, "nuff ta share"

Sothog asks, "..."Fate it is not'?"

Sheka snickers.

(Iscikella stares at the statue.)

Arimantis moves to stand in front of Ilvane.

Skyfawn says, "won't be me"

Zacciwie says, "I'll take three"

Kadesha says, "I got dibs on Aslakian"

Kadesha grins at Zacciwie.

You say, "Tell this ninth, Elymir, he... or she... shouldn't hide in the shadows."

Zacciwie says, "Either is fine for me"

Zacciwie waggles his fingers mystically. Ooh...impressive.

Sheka asks, "You wish to hold Aslakian within?"

Atoyoz coughs.

Turinrond clasps Atoyoz's hand tenderly.

Sheka grins at Kadesha.

Kadesha rolls her eyes.

Kadesha says, "sheesh but you are dense, Sheka"

Sheka says, "You're welcome to him."

Sheka chuckles.

Sothog smiles at Ilvane.

Sheka waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.

Sheka snickers.

Ilvane smiles slightly.

Zacciwie says, "I think it'd be interesting to have one of them in my head. I'd get to torment them all day long"

Zacciwie smiles.

Keemac stares deeply into Skyfawn's eyes.

(Iscikella watches after the shadow.)

Atoyoz glances at Zacciwie.

Ilvane says, "You don't wish that.."

You say, "Unnamed lich, we will name ye yet."

Atoyoz says, "You can have mine."

Atoyoz nods to Zacciwie.

Kadesha says, "maybe its Phred"

Ilvane grins at Atoyoz.

Zacciwie rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Atoyoz winks at Ilvane.

Kadesha says, "could have a name the lich contest"

Kadesha stares off into space.

Ilvane glances at Kadesha.

Sheka snickers.

Ilvane mutters under her breath.

Skyfawn begins chuckling at Kadesha.

Zacciwie says, "Snoogle"

Zacciwie nods to Kadesha.

Sheka says, "Taken"

Kadesha says, "no, that names taken"

Zacciwie rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Turinrond starts chortling.

Kadesha chuckles.

Zacciwie says, "Froogle"

Arimantis ponders.

(Iscikella tilts her head at the statue.)

Ilvane shivers.

Arimantis glances at Ilvane.

Atoyoz rubs Ilvane gently.

You think to yourself, "Tell this unknown one, Elymir, it is Fate we meet."

(Sheka walks over and touches the statue.)

Ilvane says, "It's so cold.."

Ilvane wrings her hands.

Kadesha says, "ah, meltin, be less mess now when I die"

Arimantis glances at Ilvane.

Kadesha stares off into space.

Atoyoz looks over at Turinrond and shakes her head.

Skyfawn says, "how aobut Dumpy"

Turinrond shifts his weight.

Zacciwie snickers.

Zacciwie nods to Skyfawn.

Skyfawn says, "or Stumpy"

(Arimantis steps between Ilvane and the statue)

You say, "So we know the ninth is abroad."

Skyfawn says, "or Little Knob"

You say, "But we don't the name."

Atoyoz nods to Ilvane.

Kadesha says, "naw, Stumpy be more an empath name"

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Sothog says, "Thought we had settled on 'Bob'."

Kadesha chuckles.

Sheka says, "Mahkalin"

Atoyoz just hugged Ilvane.

Ilvane just hugged Atoyoz.

Ilvane sighs softly.

Skyfawn says, "or Frothy"

Zacciwie says, "I think its name is....Boring"

You say, "And seems even Elymir has respect for this ninth."

You ask, "Now, why is that?"

Arimantis ponders.

Turinrond chuckles.

Turinrond shakes his head.

Kadesha asks, "maybe its his boss?"

Sothog nods to Kadesha.

Ilvane nods to Atoyoz.

Skyfawn rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Ilvane paces back and forth.

Sothog says, "Most likely"

Sheka says, "Nelasama"

Skyfawn says, "interesting"

Kadesha says, "after all, I wouldnt wanna be them liches, imagine what happens to them when they fail"

Arimantis says, "Perhaps.. they left it in the tomb, as Thurfel left them, an he a lil scared of it"

Tjaran frets.

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

You say, "But it is here."

You say, "Was here in the shadows."

Kadesha says, "interestin thought, Arimantis"

Zacciwie says, "Long talk with Lorminstra"

Zacciwie nods to Kadesha.

Ilvane sits down.

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

Atoyoz slowly empties her lungs.

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

Sothog says, "Or this ninth is simply holding back, directing the others to do its work."

Sheka asks, "Why does it not need a host?"

You say, "And Gavrail didn't wish to speak of the ninth either."

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the forehead.

Skyfawn asks, "so is scared to show itself to us huh?"

Sheka looks lost in thought.

Turinrond rubs Atoyoz gently.

Kadesha says, "naw, they get off lucky if they getta long talk wit Lorminstra, shes nice"

Atoyoz leans on Turinrond.

Tjaran sits down.

You say, "When I pressed her, she attacked me."

Kadesha grins at Zacciwie.

Tjaran leans forward.

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

Zacciwie nods.

Zacciwie says, "She may forgive them"

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Zacciwie rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Kadesha says, "send them past the gate where they belongs"

Zacciwie nods.

Zacciwie says, "Then a long talk with Gosaena"

Zacciwie says, "Well, short talk"

Zacciwie nods.

Kadesha says, "yah, hear shes kinda the quiet type though"

Sheka glances at Zacciwie and yawns.

Kadesha says, "oblivion an all"

Ilvane wrings her hands.

Ilvane fidgets.

Zacciwie grins.

Sheka glances at Ilvane.

Zacciwie says, "Poof, no more liches"

Zacciwie cackles!

Ilvane closes her eyes for a moment.

Ilvane nods.

Sheka asks, "He still tormenting you dear?"

Sheka rubs Ilvane gently.

Sheka smiles cruelly.

Ilvane says, "It is quiet right now.."

Kadesha says, "sure would hope they didn come back for the eve of the reunion"

Arimantis glances at Sheka.

Ilvane smiles at Sheka.

Kadesha nods to Zacciwie.

Atoyoz nods to Turinrond.

Kadesha winces.

Ilvane says, "Not that I wish it to be otherwise."

Iscikella is wondering about this ninth one. Has been much intrigued by this since Gavrail refused to speak of that one. And now Elymir with his sly hints.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Kadesha says, "I sure like ta wipe that smile off Sheka's face"

You say, "But seems Elymir provided a lesson I don't think he intended."

Turinrond blinks.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Turinrond says, "Aye, lich"

Sheka says, "Get in line."

Turinrond stares off into space.

Sheka sneers at Kadesha.

Atoyoz glances at Turinrond.

Sothog nods to you.

Turinrond asks, "and yer point is what?"

Turinrond searches around for a moment.

Atoyoz just tried to pull Turinrond towards her!

Turinrond snorts.

Zacciwie says, "Maybe we can hold a festival and they can be the attractions...you know, ugliness and all"

Arimantis coughs.

Zacciwie says, "We should put on in a Zoo"

Arimantis grins at Zacciwie.

Turinrond asks, "that ye kin hover in the shadows wit yer 'lessons'?"

Turinrond snorts.

Ilvane asks, "Like the banaltra?"

A darkness settles about Zacciwie, cloudy at first, but rapidly coalescing into a wire-thin netting which closes around him and contracts! Zacciwie quite literally goes to pieces.
* Zacciwie drops dead at your feet!

Kadesha squints at Turinrond.

Sheka says, "Hopefully those in front will be taller so i won't have to look at you."

You hear the ghostly voice of Zacciwie say, "Ow"

Atoyoz blinks.

Sheka smirks.

You exclaim, "OH!"

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

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

Atoyoz slowly empties her lungs.

Turinrond glances at Zacciwie.

Ilvane blinks.

You say, "I don't think that idea went over any too well."

Sothog's face turns slightly pale.

Atoyoz glances over at the body of Zacciwie, sizes up the mess and winces. You think you hear her mutter something beneath her breath that sounds like, "What a pity!"

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

You furrow up your face and wince.

Turinrond says, "bloody dern coward"

Sheka laughs!

Ilvane says, "I am guessing they are still awake."

Turinrond snorts.

Sheka laughs!

Ilvane gently rolls the lifeless body of Zacciwie over.

Arimantis gazes up into the heavens.

Sheka kicks Zacciwie!

You say, "Elymir is here."

You say, "I don't know about the other."

Kadesha says, "what did ya say Zacciwie? I missed what musta been a good line"

You hear the ghostly voice of Zacciwie say, "Bah, I'm going to need a new cloak soon"

Sheka exclaims, "How amusing!"

You say, "But Elymir is here."

Sheka cackles!

You take a quick appraisal of Zacciwie and find that he has snapped bones and serious bleeding from the neck, a completely severed right arm, a completely severed left arm, a fractured and bleeding right leg, a fractured and bleeding left leg, a completely severed right hand, a completely severed left hand, deep gashes and serious bleeding from his chest, deep gashes and serious bleeding from his abdominal area, deep gashes and serious bleeding from his back, a blinded right eye, a blinded left eye, a case of uncontrollable convulsions, and severe head trauma and bleeding from the ears.
He has an old battle scar across his chest.
He is bleeding slightly from the back, badly from the abdomen, badly from the chest, from the right arm, slightly from the right hand, from the left arm, slightly from the left hand, from the left leg, from the head, from the right leg, and profusely from the neck.
He is also quite dead.

Sothog says, "Bright idea... taunt the incredibly powerful dead guy. Great strategy."

Sothog stares off into space.

You sigh.

Ilvane begins chuckling at Sothog.

You glance over at the body of Zacciwie and size up the mess he has made of himself. You wince, idly muttering beneath your breath, "What a ninny!"

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

You kneel down.

Kadesha says, "eww kinda messed ye up"

Arimantis says, "Bout startin a festival.. an turnin em into a side show attraction"

Arimantis nods to Kadesha.

Ilvane says, "Just a little."

Sheka says, "I heard what you said."

Kadesha glances over at the body of Zacciwie, sizes up the mess and winces. You think you hear her mutter something beneath her breath that sounds like, "What a pity!"

You say, "Definitely."

Sheka winks at you.

Sheka smirks.

You hear the ghostly voice of Zacciwie say, "I hope it had fun. I don't mind this much"

Kadesha says, "ahh"

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

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

You hear the ghostly voice of Zacciwie say, "Just a log in the road"

You meditate over Zacciwie.
Zacciwie's left arm damage is transferred to you.

You meditate over Zacciwie.
Zacciwie's left hand damage is transferred to you.

Turinrond wiggles his ears.

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

You meditate over Zacciwie.
Zacciwie's right hand damage is transferred to you.

Turinrond scratches his ear.

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

Sheka says, "A log or...."

(Kadesha brushes off the pieces of Zacciwie)

Sheka gently rolls the lifeless body of Zacciwie over.

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

Sheka snickers.

Ilvane says, "You know, it is actually safer to talk while dead."

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

You meditate over Zacciwie.
Zacciwie's back damage is transferred to you.

Arimantis chuckles.

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

You meditate over Zacciwie.
Zacciwie's right eye damage is transferred to you.

Atoyoz begins chuckling at Ilvane.

You meditate over Zacciwie.
Zacciwie's left eye damage is transferred to you.

You meditate over Zacciwie.
Zacciwie's nervous system damage is transferred to you.

You hear the ghostly voice of Zacciwie say, "Sheka, I sense fresh tarts are near. Go fetch"

Ilvane says, "There isn't much more they can take from you then."

Sheka says, "Or a statue"

You sigh.

Sheka nods to Ilvane.

Ilvane glances at Sheka.

Sheka snickers.

Turinrond smirks.

Kadesha asks, "Zacciwie wish me do the honors?"

Turinrond scratches his chin.

You say, "Very cruel of ye, Elymir."

You hear the ghostly voice of Zacciwie say, "Please do"

Ilvane says, "I couldn't speak when I was turned to stone."

Ilvane waves a hand at Sheka, dismissing her indifferently.

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

Sheka examines her fingernails.

Atoyoz whispers, "Could you use a bit of mana m'Lady?"

You think to yourself, "Especially since have to heal all this."

You nod to Atoyoz.

Atoyoz faces you, closes her eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 79 mana points!
Atoyoz opens her eyes, looking slightly drained.

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Zacciwie's direction.

Tjaran says, "I feel like a stone statue myself right about now."

***WHOLE LOT OF HEALING BY ISCIKELLA***

Sheka chuckles.

Turinrond snorts.

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

You hear the ghostly voice of Zacciwie say, "Bah, liches"

Kadesha faces you, closes her eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 100 mana points!
Kadesha opens her eyes, looking slightly drained.

A darkness settles about Turinrond, cloudy at first, but rapidly coalescing into a wire-thin netting which closes around him and contracts! Turinrond quite literally goes to pieces.
* Turinrond drops dead at your feet!

Ilvane asks, "Is he right there behind you Iscikella?"

Atoyoz winces.

Sheka cackles!

Atoyoz wails!

Turinrond gives a ghostly chortle.

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

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "I asked fer that"

Arimantis glances at Turinrond.

Tjaran winces.

You exclaim, "Gad!"

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

Atoyoz reaches down and grabs a hold of Turinrond's lifeless body.

Sheka says, "So many fools."

Kadesha says, "I musta missed another good line"

Sheka shakes her head.

Ilvane asks, "I sense he was whispering something?"

Ilvane grins.

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "nae.. I was"

Sothog says, "Yeesh. Messy... but effective."

Atoyoz rubs Turinrond gently.

You hear the ghostly voice of Zacciwie say, "Sheka said she'd like to be a million pieces now"

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "seein' if'n he was listenin' ta me"

Sheka kicks Zacciwie!

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "which he was"

Tjaran exclaims, "Why not kill me too, eh? Am I too weak for you to demonstrate your power on?!"

Sheka says, "huch"

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

You belt out, "Elymir, ye are surely in a mood!"

Sheka says, "hush"

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

Ilvane nods to Turinrond.

Arimantis glances at Tjaran.

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

Ilvane says, "I thought you were."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Kadesha just touched Zacciwie.

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "Nice shot, lich"

Ilvane grins.

You hear the ghostly voice of Zacciwie say, "Somebody bind her. She's getting stuff all over my clothing"

Cotic asks something in guild speak.

Atoyoz furrows her brow.

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

Ilvane says, "We didn't harm him, really."

Ilvane nods to Cotic.

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "Add more sticks ta my fire ye are"

Ilvane says, "It was the lich."

Cotic gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Cotic gestures at Kadesha.
The glazed look leaves Kadesha.

Sothog says, "Whoever invoked that could probably have taught Erlik the Mad a thing or two."

Arimantis says, "Let us get them two up first.. afore you go gettin killed"

Cotic gestures at Zacciwie.
The glazed look leaves Zacciwie.

(Ilvane points towards the shadows beside Iscikella)

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond exclaim, "ye stinkin' rotten undead steppin' stool fer a rolton!"

Sheka begins chuckling at Arimantis.

Zacciwie says, "Well, at least I didn't get turned to ashes this time"

Tjaran says, "Cheh..."

Zacciwie just hugged Kadesha.

Kadesha says, "Arimantis here, Cotic, but, stay an ya might yet be needed"

Zacciwie stands up.

Cotic nods to Kadesha.

Atoyoz asks, "Any other healers here, that could help Iscikella out?"

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "Now, Elymir.. when ye are ready"

Tjaran faces you, closes his eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 99 mana points!
Tjaran opens his eyes, looking slightly drained.

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "I 'ave a lesson for you"

Arimantis begins a careful examination of Turinrond -- he takes his pulse, checks his temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

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

Tjaran says, "Best I can do for you, Isci."

Turinrond gives a ghostly chortle.

You nod.

Arimantis says, "Gods.. yer a mess"

Sheka says, "But she so loves taking on everybodies burdens."

You say, "I'll manage."

Arimantis gently rolls the lifeless body of Turinrond over.

You take a quick appraisal of Turinrond and find that he has snapped bones and serious bleeding from the neck, a completely severed right arm, a completely severed left arm, a fractured and bleeding right leg, a fractured and bleeding left leg, a completely severed right hand, a completely severed left hand, deep gashes and serious bleeding from his chest, deep gashes and serious bleeding from his abdominal area, deep gashes and serious bleeding from his back, a blinded right eye, a blinded left eye, a case of uncontrollable convulsions, and severe head trauma and bleeding from the ears.
He is bleeding slightly from the left hand, profusely from the neck, from the left arm, from the left leg, slightly from the right hand, from the right leg, badly from the abdomen, slightly from the back, from the head, badly from the chest, and from the right arm.
He is also quite dead.

Sheka nods to Atoyoz.

Sheka smirks.

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

Tjaran nods.

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

Zacciwie says, "Now where is that lich..."

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "come forth wit yer complacency, foul lich"

Zacciwie searches around for a moment.

You meditate over Turinrond.
Turinrond's back damage is transferred to you.

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

Cotic asks, "Atoyoz, ya up for a couple farmer boxes?"

You meditate over Turinrond.
Turinrond's right hand damage is transferred to you.

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "and miss thy true enemies"

Kadesha asks, "hey Zacc?"

You meditate over Turinrond.
Turinrond's left arm damage is transferred to you.

You meditate over Turinrond.
Turinrond's left hand damage is transferred to you.

Atoyoz glances at Cotic.

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

Zacciwie asks, "Hmm?"

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "the ones amongst ye"

Ilvane starts chortling.

Sheka says, "Such a good tool."

Atoyoz says, "Not right now."

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

Ilvane leans on Atoyoz.

Kadesha asks, "wait a couple minutes for ya make em mad again?"

Sheka gazes in awe at you.

Cotic says, "K"

Kadesha grins at Zacciwie.

Sheka snickers.

Cotic shrugs.

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

Cotic sits down.

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

Zacciwie says, "Oh, right. Almost forgot"

You meditate over Turinrond.
Turinrond's right eye damage is transferred to you.

You meditate over Turinrond.
Turinrond's left eye damage is transferred to you.

Zacciwie whistles tunelessly to himself.

You meditate over Turinrond.
Turinrond's nervous system damage is transferred to you.

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

Kadesha says, "gotta feelin might be a busy night"

Arimantis begins a careful examination of Turinrond -- he takes his pulse, checks his temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

Kadesha grins at Zacciwie.

Zacciwie grins.

Cotic faces you, closes his eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 50 mana points!
Cotic opens his eyes, looking slightly drained.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

You belt out, "Elymir, ye really are quite... well, don't even know how to put it."

Sheka glances at Kadesha.

Sheka gazes up into the heavens.

You hear the ghostly voice of Turinrond say, "nice healin' job thar, Sylvan"

Zacciwie says, "Lots of releasing and such"

Arimantis asks, "Ready ta get up Turinrond?"

You say, "Thank ye."

Turinrond just disappeared.

Atoyoz blinks.

Zacciwie says, "Erm"

Arimantis blinks.

Atoyoz exclaims, "No!"

Ilvane says, "He's perhaps satisfied."

Ilvane blinks.

Atoyoz stands up.

Sothog says, "Quite the... 'firm diciplinarian'."

You glance at Atoyoz.

***WHOLE LOT OF HEALING BY ISCIKELLA***

Atoyoz asks, "Where did he go?"

Sheka cocks her head at Atoyoz.

Sothog says, "Ah, wonderful."

Zacciwie coughs.

Arimantis gestures into the air.
Arimantis momentarily gets a faroff look in his eyes, and then returns to normal.

Zacciwie gestures into the air.
Zacciwie momentarily gets a faroff look in his eyes, and then returns to normal.

Kadesha gestures into the air.
Kadesha momentarily gets a faroff look in her eyes, and then returns to normal.

Atoyoz asks, "Can anyone find him?"

Zacciwie says, "Trench"

Sothog says, "Apparently he's been taken away for some 'up close and personal' torment."

Sheka snickers.

Ilvane asks, "Where did he take him?"

Kadesha says, "he landed with Vonka an Valdirn"

Zacciwie says, "Vonka was there"

Sothog says, "Your guess is as good as mine."

Kadesha says, "in skeletal trolls"

Atoyoz furrows her brow.

Arimantis nods.

Sheka cackles!

Ilvane asks, "Tossing bodies about?"

Arimantis smirks.

You ask, "Ye mean now, Kadesha?"

You ask, "Or ye talking about then?"

You cock your head at Kadesha.

Kadesha says, "yah"

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Kadesha gestures into the air.
Kadesha momentarily gets a faroff look in her eyes, and then returns to normal.

***EVEN MORE HEALING BY ISCIKELLA***

Kadesha gestures into the air.
A silvery fog coalesces around Kadesha, obscuring her form. When the fog dissipates, Kadesha is gone.

Sheka says, "If he had done that with you when you were a statue you would have crumbled into bits"

Sheka grins at Ilvane.

Ilvane stands up.

Atoyoz narrows her eyes.

Sheka glances at Arimantis.

Arimantis says, "I said.. Im gettin tired of yer mouth tonight"

Sheka smirks.

Zacciwie says, "And if I were to spin a cocoon for you then you wouldn't be able to move"

Zacciwie winks at Sheka.

Tjaran says, "Please excuse me a moment."

Tjaran stands up.

The Symbol of Thought begins to burn in your mind and you hear Ilvane thinking, "We are at the statue, Vonka..the council statue.."

Lord Tjaran went through a low mithril gate.

Atoyoz removes a ruby-hilted black rolaren longsword from in her black leather thigh-sheath.
Atoyoz slings a golvern-bound spiked rolaren targe off from over her shoulder.

Sheka says, "I prefer you in pieces."

Sheka nods to Zacciwie.

Atoyoz faces you, closes her eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 60 mana points!
Atoyoz opens her eyes, looking slightly drained.

Lady Atoyoz went through a low mithril gate.

Sothog says, "I suspect a great part of dealing with the Nine will involve discovering the identity of this enigmatic Ninth."

Zacciwie says, "I think I do to. More pieces means more of me"

Arimantis gestures into the air.
Arimantis momentarily gets a faroff look in his eyes, and then returns to normal.

Sothog says, "Seems to be the one pulling the strings."

Ilvane sighs.

Sheka paces back and forth.

Ilvane says, "Has been quite the long night.."

Sothog nods to Ilvane.

Tjaran nods to Ilvane.

Tjaran says, "For us all..."

Zacciwie offers Sheka a dead cricket.

You ask, "Where is he?"

Ilvane says, "I don't want any more punishment tonight, please."

Sheka asks, "Feeling a bit stiff with tiredness?"

Sheka leans on Ilvane.

Ilvane covers her ears.

Sheka smirks.

Sothog says, "Long... and a bit confusing."

Zacciwie says, "I thought it looked similar to you"

Sheka taps a dead cricket.

Ilvane glances at Sheka.

Sheka says, "I already have a pet. thank you."

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

Sheka nods to Zacciwie.

You ask, "What happened?"

You sigh.

Kadesha says, "a skeletal troll draggin em all over an now he hidden"

Kadesha sighs.

Sheka laughs!

Zacciwie stares off into space.

You ask, "The corpse?"

Ilvane asks, "A troll is draggin him?"

Ilvane blinks.

Zacciwie asks, "Is he in Voln?"

Cotic asks, "Who?"

Kadesha says, "I think hes in Voln"

Ilvane says, "I can't see him."

Kadesha says, "I know hes kept a long while"

Vonka's group came through a low mithril gate.

Kadesha says, "I am half expectin he near the shrine now"

Vonka pants.

Ilvane gasps.

Ilvane just hugged Vonka.

You say, "Can't see him."

Zacciwie gestures into the air.
Zacciwie gets a frustrated look on his face.

Vonka just hugged Ilvane.

Sheka smiles meanly.

Ilvane says, "Vonka.."

***HEALING ONGOING BY ISCIKELLA***

Vonka asks, "Where be Turinond?"

Cotic blurs into a white fog and vanishes!

Valdirn glances at Sheka.

You say, "We don't know."

Zacciwie went through a low mithril gate.

Vonka pants.

Kadesha removes a veniom-hilted falchion from in her wand harness.

Sheka raises an eyebrow.

Ilvane says, "Being dragged in trolls, we think.."

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Valdirn's direction.

Kadesha gestures into the air.
Kadesha gets a frustrated look on her face.

Vonka says, "He were in trolls wit' us."

Ilvane nods.

Vonka says, "An' we tooked 'im ter Voln."

Kadesha says, "Im guessin amasalens shrine or thereabouts"

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

You belt out, "Elymir!"

Ilvane says, "The lich killed him.."

Vonka sways back and forth.

You tilt your head up.

You belt out, "Bring him back!"

Vonka says, "An... den...."

Valdirn rubs Vonka gently.

Vonka blinks.

You raise your fist in a display of defiance.

Vonka sways back and forth.

Sothog swears long, loud and well.

Ilvane exclaims, "As if he hasn't done enough tonight!"

Sheka says, "Such hysterics."

Vonka says, "An... "

Vonka pants.

Sheka shakes her head at you and clucks her tongue.

Sheka snickers.

Valdirn cocks his head at Vonka.

Vonka exclaims, "He disserpeared!"

You mutter something about damnable-lich...

Vonka blinks.

Vonka sways back and forth.

Valdirn nods.

Vonka leans on Valdirn.

Valdirn just tried to pull Vonka towards him!

Vonka says, "I dun' feel good."

Kadesha rubs Vonka gently.

Sheka glances at Vonka.

Sheka asks, "Oh?"

You ask, "What's wrong?"

Tjaran says, "I do not feel much better."

Valdirn rubs Vonka gently.

Arimantis came through a low mithril gate.

Arimantis grumbles.

(Vonka touches her neck.)

She appears to be in her 40's, has shoulder length, wavy dark brown hair, green eyes, and fair skin.
She has a golden key tattoo on her forearm.
She has moderate bleeding from her neck.

Arimantis says, "Bah.. Elymir draggin him around"

You say, "Oh."

Kadesha says, "Vonka is hurt"

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

Vonka says, "One o' dem trolls whacked afore I lef'."

Ilvane glances at Vonka.

Sheka cackles!

Arimantis says, "Blew my nerves.."

Tjaran says, "For someone who claims to be such a nice guy, I really made a fool of myself."

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

Tjaran shakes his head.

Valdirn says, "thought yer got dat hun"

Arimantis takes a drink from his red lichen potion.
Arimantis' twitching subsides.

Valdirn just kissed Vonka softly on the neck.

Vonka says, "Dey whacked me agin."

Arimantis removes some wolifrew lichen from in his spidersilk vestment.

Arimantis takes a bite of his wolifrew lichen.
Arimantis' twitching subsides.

Vonka hugs you.

Vonka says, "T'anks."

***YET MORE HEALING BY ISCIKELLA***

Arimantis put some wolifrew lichen in his spidersilk vestment.

Valdirn asks, "oh, when yer was down?"

You say, "I am crippled here."

You sigh.

Sothog frowns.

Sheka says, "Thank you Elymir for such delightful entertainment this evening."

Sheka snickers.

Vonka asks, "But how comes we here iffin Turinond be stuck in some trench?"

Kadesha asks, "Sheka?"

Valdirn faces you, closes his eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 18 mana points!
Valdirn opens his eyes, looking slightly drained.

Sheka says, "Perhaps he will top it off by imploding the lot of you"

Sheka cackles!

Ilvane says, "I am utterly exhausted."

Kadesha says, "ya seem a it twisted for allegedly supportin Thurfel"

Valdirn glances at Sheka.

Ilvane says, "It's not quite that I don't want to run after him, Vonka..just.."

Vonka cocks her head at Ilvane.

Sheka asks, "Can I not have fun at watching this?"

Valdirn faces you, closes his eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 18 mana points!
Valdirn opens his eyes, looking slightly drained.

Sheka begins chuckling at Kadesha.

Arimantis says, "Bah.. I can't think straight.. what heals major nerve scars.."

Sheka smirks.

You say, "I simply can't right now myself."

Vonka rubs Arimantis gently.

Sheka turns around.

Kadesha says, "he hidden now Vonka, cant look fer what I cant see"

Kadesha sighs.

Vonka nods.

Lady Sheka went through a low mithril gate.

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures into the air.
Kadesha momentarily gets a faroff look in her eyes, and then returns to normal.

Vonka says, "I unnerstan's."

Tjaran says, "I am so ashamed of myself."

Zacciwie came through a low mithril gate.

Kadesha says, "the shrine, as I suspected"

You ask, "For?"

Kadesha gestures into the air.
A silvery fog coalesces around Kadesha, obscuring her form. When the fog dissipates, Kadesha is gone.

You cock your head at Tjaran.

Valdirn says, "him appeared at our feet"

Vonka asks, "How comes de lich tooked Turinond?"

Arimantis asks, "Anyone gots some woth flower?"

Vonka rubs Ilvane gently.

Arimantis grumbles.

Tjaran says, "Exploding in anger."

Zacciwie gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Zacciwie gestures.
Some ephlox moss suddenly appears at your feet.

Valdirn says, "and mee took him ta Voln, but he disappeared from us"

You say, "He was killing people. Didn't like what he said apparently."

Vonka nods to Valdirn.

Zacciwie gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Zacciwie gestures.
Some woth flower suddenly appears at your feet.

Arimantis beams happily at Zacciwie!

Zacciwie gawks at some woth flower.

Vonka rubs Ilvane gently.

Ilvane gasps.

Vonka just hugged Ilvane.

Valdirn says, "Atoyoz"

Arimantis picks up some woth flower.
Arimantis takes a bite of his woth flower.
Arimantis' twitching subsides some.

Sothog says, "Uh oh."

Tjaran says, "I am going to see Ashenath, I need the comfort of a loved one..."

Vonka asks, "Now dey killin Atoyoz?"

Tjaran just hugged Ilvane.

Vonka just hugged Tjaran.

Zacciwie says, "Isn't that amazing...I can grow what others need but never what I need"

Tjaran just hugged Arimantis.

Zacciwie gazes up into the heavens.

Sothog says, "Well, something did..."

Tjaran just hugged Vonka.

Tjaran hugs you.

Zacciwie says, "Eep"

Ilvane says, "They are at the shrine."

Arimantis says, "Always the way"

Vonka exclaims, "An' Kadesha!"

Arimantis nods to Zacciwie.

Vonka flails her arms about.

Vonka kneels down.

You stand back up.

Tjaran says, "All of you, please stay safe."

Valdirn says, "thought Kadesha were here"

You remove a gleaming eonake tower shield from in your tooled-leather harness.

Vonka exclaims, "Lorminstra! Kadesha be dead!"

Vonka just touched a polished golden key suspended from a delicate silver chain.

Arimantis put some woth flower in his spidersilk vestment.

Sothog blinks.

Zacciwie says, "Skyfawn too"

Ilvane blinks.

Vonka exclaims, "Please help 'er!"

Valdirn moves to stand in front of Vonka.

Zacciwie gestures into the air.
Zacciwie momentarily gets a faroff look in his eyes, and then returns to normal.

Arimantis removes some torban leaf from in his spidersilk vestment.
Arimantis takes a bite of his torban leaf.
Arimantis' twitching subsides.

Tjaran says, "Oh wait...I forgot..."

Ilvane says, "Skyfawn just went there, and she died.."

The Symbol of Need begins to burn in your mind and an image appears before you of Cotic...
...[Ice Plains, Shrine]
...The room is lit by dozens of torches and a marble dais is set at the end of the chamber atop a stone altar. The dais has gold and platinum inlays along the top with veins of silver twisted down the supports of the base. Several stools are arranged in rows in front of the altar, with a path large enough to walk down the center of the room to the altar. Behind the dais is a dark alcove with a lifesize statue of Amasalen, servant of Luukos. You also see an arctic manticore, an arctic manticore, an arctic manticore and a tempered rolaren arch.
...Also here: the body of Renowned Lady Skyfawn who is lying down, the body of Great Lord Keemac who is lying down, the body of Lord Cotic who is lying down, the body of High Lady Kadesha who is lying down, the body of Lady Atoyoz who is lying down, the body of Lord Turinrond who is lying down
...Obvious paths: none.

Valdirn says, "Skyfawn too"

Zacciwie exclaims, "Don't go!"

Ilvane exclaims, "Oh no!"

Vonka flails her arms about.

Arimantis grumbles.

Ilvane exclaims, "Don't go!"

Zacciwie says, "Everybody there is dead"

Tjaran gasps.

Vonka gasps.

Sothog says, "Ah, wonderful."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Vonka exclaims, "Dey in de shrine!"

Vonka trembles.



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