Gravely Speaking
Volnes, day 4 of the month Charlatos in the year 5102

[Thurfel's Cellar]
A granite walkway both surrounds and bisects a huge square pit filled with cages and contraptions. The only way down appears to be two rope ladders on the opposite side of these sunken rooms. You also see a luminous arachnid, a squid-crested breastplate, a heavy stone club, a coral shield, a luminous arachnid, a massive grahnk, a squid-crested breastplate, a heavy stone club and a coral shield.
Also in the room: Yfa, Pirakos
Obvious exits: north, east, west.

A luminous arachnid tries to bite Pirakos!
AS: +136 vs DS: +426 with AvD: +24 + d100 roll: +8 = -258
A clean miss.

Yfa says, "I am not"

A luminous arachnid tries to bite Pirakos!
AS: +136 vs DS: +426 with AvD: +24 + d100 roll: +50 = -216
A clean miss.

A massive grahnk swings a heavy stone club at you!
AS: +163 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +75 = -258
A clean miss.

You ask, "What do ye here, Yfa?"

A luminous arachnid tries to ensnare Pirakos!
AS: +145 vs DS: +426 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +60 = -187
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid tries to bite Yfa!
AS: +136 vs DS: +84320 with AvD: +20 + d100 roll: +23 = -84141
A clean miss.

A massive grahnk hurls itself at you and connects!
MS: +135 - MD: +235 + MAvA: -6 + d100: +82 == -24
Failed!
A massive grahnk fails to bring you down!

Yfa says, "I would ask the same of you"

A luminous arachnid tries to bite you!
AS: +136 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +77 = -268
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid tries to bite Pirakos!
AS: +136 vs DS: +426 with AvD: +24 + d100 roll: +8 = -258
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid just scurried in.
A massive grahnk stands up slowly.

A luminous arachnid tries to bite you!
AS: +136 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +90 = -255
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid tries to bite Yfa!
AS: +136 vs DS: +84320 with AvD: +20 + d100 roll: +38 = -84126
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid rises on its legs, tucking its abdomen beneath it to aim its spinneret at Pirakos!
Pirakos dodges the webbing with such amazing finesse that you cannot help feeling inspired!

Yfa says, "I simply seek to destroy Thurfel and whatever it is he is constructing"

A massive grahnk swings a heavy stone club at you!
AS: +163 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +63 = -270
A clean miss.

The massive grahnk wails away, consumed with bloodlust!
A massive grahnk swings a heavy stone club at you!
AS: +169 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +89 = -238
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid tries to ensnare you!
AS: +145 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +72 = -268
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid tries to bite Pirakos!
AS: +136 vs DS: +426 with AvD: +24 + d100 roll: +92 = -174
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid tries to ensnare Yfa!
AS: +145 vs DS: +84320 with AvD: +26 + d100 roll: +97 = -84052
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid tries to bite Yfa!
AS: +136 vs DS: +84320 with AvD: +20 + d100 roll: +4 = -84160
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid tries to ensnare Pirakos!
AS: +145 vs DS: +426 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +81 = -166
A clean miss.

A massive grahnk swings a heavy stone club at you!
AS: +163 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +14 = -319
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid tries to bite you!
AS: +136 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +89 = -256
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid just scurried in.
A luminous arachnid tries to bite Pirakos!
AS: +136 vs DS: +426 with AvD: +24 + d100 roll: +2 = -264
A clean miss.

You ask, "Do ye mind if I sanct here, Pirakos?"

Yfa says, "whatever it is, it is well hidden"

A luminous arachnid tries to bite you!
AS: +136 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +37 = -308
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid tries to ensnare you!
AS: +145 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +96 = -244
A clean miss.

A massive grahnk swings a heavy stone club at a luminous arachnid!
AS: +163 vs DS: +90 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +93 = +185
... and hits for 19 points of damage!

Pirakos says, "i nae mind"

A luminous arachnid tries to ensnare you!
AS: +145 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +25 = -315
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid tries to ensnare you!
AS: +145 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +26 = -314
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid tries to bite you!
AS: +136 vs DS: +515 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +66 = -279
A clean miss.

A luminous arachnid rises on its legs, tucking its abdomen beneath it to aim its spinneret at Pirakos!
Pirakos dodges the webbing with such amazing finesse that you cannot help feeling inspired!

A massive grahnk swings a heavy stone club at Yfa!
AS: +163 vs DS: +84320 with AvD: +13 + d100 roll: +63 = -84081
A clean miss.

The massive grahnk wails away, consumed with bloodlust!
A massive grahnk swings a heavy stone club at Yfa!
AS: +169 vs DS: +84320 with AvD: +13 + d100 roll: +3 = -84135
A clean miss.

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

A luminous arachnid scurries west.
A luminous arachnid scurries east.
A luminous arachnid scurries west.
A luminous arachnid scurries north.

You say, "Forgive."

A massive grahnk stops suddenly and peers at his hand. He stares at it for a moment, then continues on he way.

You say, "The sight of webs disturbs me."

Yfa chuckles.

Yfa says, "I shall remember that"

A massive grahnk stands quietly about, contently picking his rotted teeth.

You glance at Yfa.

You say, "I imagine ye will."

Pirakos asks, "might i ask who ye are Yfa... i have never met one such as you?"

A massive grahnk grimaces slightly, then moves east with a noticeable limp.

Yfa says, "I am Yfa"

Yfa chuckles.

Pirakos chuckles.

Yfa says, "Thurfel's enemy"

Yfa says, "what else is there to know"

Pirakos says, "aye, how it is one becomes so powerful... i have never seen the likes"

You glance at Yfa.

Yfa says, "oh, thank the good people of Icemule for this by the way"

You blink at Yfa.

Yfa taps an ivory shield crafted from fused halfling skulls.

You shudder.

You ask, "Ye are not very pleasant are ye, sorceress?" Yfa says, "I'm sure Thurfel will enjoy seeing it rammed into his head"

You scowl at Yfa.

Yfa asks, "what is he working on Iscikella?"

Pirakos says, "hmmm ye seem to have a cerain dislike for halflings"

You say, "ye don't need to know."

Yfa says, "they taste fine"

You shake your head.

You stand there stubbornly, folding your arms over your chest.

Yfa says, "you don't have to tell me"

Yfa says, "I'll find out anyways"

Yfa says, "it would just be easier if you told me"

You say, "So ye say."

You say, "Easier for ye."

Yfa says, "and for you"

You say, "I don't have any wish to make it easier for ye."

You look at Yfa and shake your head.

Yfa says, "perhaps I won't allow them to slay you and leave you for the bugs."

Alyxandrah just arrived.

Alyxandrah laughs!

Alyxandrah stares off into space.

You say, "Oh, how kind of ye."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Hate this flaming cellar"

Alyxandrah nods to Yfa in greeting.

You hear the voice of Sheka cursing fluidly and vividly.

You scoff at Yfa.

Yfa says, "perhaps she will help me instead"

Yfa says, "where is he hiding woman"

Sheka fades into visibility.

Sheka glances at Yfa.

Sheka smirks.

Sheka asks, "Not dead after all eh?"

You say, "Where ye will never know."

You look at Yfa and shake your head.

Yfa asks, "dead?"

You say, "We already knew that."

Alyxandrah put a falchion in her veniom-threaded cloak.

Sheka taps a huge charred skull.

Yfa says, "death is nothing more than an inconvenience"

Sheka says, "this was supposed to have been you."

Sheka nods to Yfa.

Sheka smirks.

You ask, "Because Amasalen promised ye immortality, aye?"

You squint at Yfa.

Yfa says, "I have my own"

Yfa grins.

Yfa taps an ivory shield crafted from fused halfling skulls.

Yfa says, "mines far prettier"

Sheka snickers.

Alyxandrah blinks.

Yfa grins.

Sheka says, "Very nice indeed."

Sheka nods to Yfa.

Yfa says, "they didn't object"

Yfa says, "much"

You think to yourself, "This one does the liches work for them. Now why is the question."

Sheka cackles!

You glance at Yfa.

You say, "I imagine they did."

Yfa says, "their skin peeled off like an orange"

You feel the blood drain from your face.

You furrow up your face and wince.

Sheka smiles cruelly.

Yfa taps a serrated bone blade.

Yfa says, "their little legs were just long enough"

Alyxandrah says, "That's lovely, Yfa...truly."

Sheka cackles!

Yfa says, "I shall make an even nicer one from Thurfel"

Alyxandrah raises an eyebrow in Yfa's direction.

You scoff at Yfa.

Alyxandrah says, "Of course you will."

Alyxandrah nods to Yfa.

Sheka asks, "Perhaps a little skullcap?"

Sheka chuckles.

You ask, "Ye tried before, nae?"

Yfa says, "little indeed"

You say, "And failed then."

Yfa grins.

Yfa says, "he was lucky"

You say, "Ye were lucky."

Yfa says, "he will not be so lucky when I find him"

You say, "That Amasalen made ye a promise."

Alyxandrah says, "He doesn't need luck, m'lady. He has knowledge and power."

You stare at Yfa.

Yfa says, "you are all such fools"

Sheka says, "Indeed they are."

Sheka nods to Yfa.

You say, "So ye say."

Yfa says, "you should be allied with me and the nine"

Yfa nods to Sheka.

You say, "But ye always looked rather foolish to me, Yfa."

Yfa says, "he has nothing to offer you"

You ask, "And what have ye to offer, and nine undead mages? Except pain?"

Yfa says, "his dreams of a wizard guild, mercantile town, are all such nonsense"

Yfa says, "power, to those who serve us well"

Alyxandrah says, "They aren't."

Sheka says, "He is intending on building a wizards guild."

You ask, "Does it bother ye that much?"

Sheka looks lost in thought.

Alyxandrah asks, "You didn't know this?"

You ask, "That he wants this town to prosper?"

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Sheka.

Alyxandrah says, "You deserve a good head bashing later."

Alyxandrah nods to Sheka.

Lord Roelon just arrived.

Yfa says, "he only wishes a guild for his own use and power"

You say, "Ye can keep yer power, Yfa."

Sheka glances at Alyxandrah.

Roelon furrows his brow.

Sheka narrows her eyes.

Alyxandrah says, "A wizard's guild, Sheka..."

You say, "I certainly have no use for it."

Alyxandrah says, "Imagine it."

Roelon glances at Sheka.

Alyxandrah says, "You will have a guild."

Roelon hisses.

Alyxandrah smiles at Sheka.

You turn to face Sheka.

Sheka glances at Roelon.

Sheka sneers.

You say, "Ye were always foolish, Sheka."

You say, "At least now ye know."

You turn to face Yfa.

Sheka waves a hand at you, dismissing you indifferently.

Roelon ponders.

Roelon asks, "What did Sheka do now?"

Roelon tightens his grip on his black rolaren waraxe and glances over at Sheka.

Yfa says, "she seems the most reasonable of you all at the moment"

Sheka glowers darkly at Roelon.

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Roelon says, "Ah can remedy that."

As Roelon touches his black rolaren waraxe, he narrows his eyes and smiles to himself with a satisfied look.

Yfa says, "she of all of you, at least has some sense"

Sheka smiles coldly.

You say, "To ye and the nine? Then I am glad ye don't see such "sense" in me."

Yfa asks, "whom do you serve Sheka?"

Alyxandrah says, "If that's what you think, you truly dunna know her."

Alyxandrah smiles at Yfa.

Roelon begins to twitch.

Arimantis just arrived.

Arimantis glances at Yfa.

A snowshoe hare hops into the room.

Arimantis squints.

Sheka says, "I serve the Queen. Eorgina."

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

Yfa asks, "and what has she done for you?"

You say, "But she owes Sheru a favor."

You nod.

Alyxandrah mutters nothing.

Roelon grins.

Sheka glances at you.

Sheka glowers.

You raise an eyebrow in Sheka's direction.

You say, "Well, ye do."

Arimantis scratches at a sword-shaped mark.

Yfa says, "Amasalen delivers on his promises."

Alyxandrah asks, "Does he, now?"

Roelon snorts.

Yfa grins.

You ask, "Delivers blood, heh?"

Yfa says, "indeed"

You cock your head at Yfa.

Alyxandrah asks, "What promises are these?"

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Yfa.

The snowshoe hare sits down.

Sheka says, "She has given me much in knowledge, wisdom and strength."

Arimantis says, "Promises of death"

Arimantis smirks.

Sheka nods to Yfa.

Yfa says, "I would sooner tell the hare than you"

Yfa chuckles.

Roelon says, "How so? Ah seen no one who has gained anything but death..from Amasalen."

Alyxandrah gazes heavenward.

The snowshoe hare wrinkles its nose.

You see Yfa Darkvein the Dark Elf.
She appears to be in her 150's, has very long black hair, dark eyes, and black skin.
She is in good shape.
She is holding a serrated bone blade in her right hand and an ivory shield crafted from fused halfling skulls in her left hand.
She is wearing a small viper-clasped pouch, some tall black leather boots, a small rune-etched teardrop, a slender ruby-adorned sheath, some crimson robes, and an ebon serpentine ring.

Roelon leans on Arimantis.

Yfa says, "where is he hiding, surely one of you can draw him out from his cowardice hidey hole"

Alyxandrah says, "He isn't hiding."

Arimantis asks, "Was yer purpose in showin up tonight ta try an convince us all of Amasalen's merrits?"

Arimantis smirks.

Alyxandrah says, "He wouldn't hide from you."

Alyxandrah smirks.

You say, "He is... occupied."

Roelon shakes his head.

Sheka says, "I would serve noone but Her. But as the Lord of Blood is of Lornon I highly respect Him and His ways."

You say, "With what ye seek and shall not find."

Yfa says, "my purpose is simply to kill him"

You laugh out loud!

Sheka nods to Yfa.

Yfa says, "I really don't care what you do"

Arimantis smirks.

You say, "Course she doesn't."

Arimantis asks, "I believe ya have failed at that a few times afore.. no?"

Arimantis begins chuckling at Yfa.

Yfa says, "only once"

Alyxandrah asks, "You failed once, do you honestly believe you'll succeed this time?"

Roelon snorts.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Yfa.

Yfa nods to Alyxandrah.

You say, "But it was a huge failure."

Yfa says, "indeed I do"

Iscikella smiles sardonically at Yfa.

A pained expression crosses Yfa's face.

Yfa says, "it was"

Roelon smirks.

Yfa says, "but I learned a great deal"

Alyxandrah says, "And you paid for it, no doubt."

Yfa says, "he will be the fallen this time"

You ask, "Amasalen punish ye, Yfa?"

Yfa says, "as will you all"

You say, "Poor dear."

Alyxandrah asks, "And when you fail again this time, will you pay again?"

Alyxandrah smiles at Yfa.

You shake your head at Yfa and cluck your tongue.

Sheka says, "Thurfel will not fall....."

The snowshoe hare scratches an ear.

Sheka shakes her head.

Alyxandrah says, "Well, Sheka was right, you do have sense."

Arimantis says, "The look on yer face when ya found the tomb sealed was sorta amusin though.."

Alyxandrah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Alyxandrah says, "Yfa was right."

Alyxandrah says, "Sheka wasn't."

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Alyxandrah's direction.

Sheka gazes heavenward.

Roelon shifts his weight.

You say, "Aye, that look was priceless."

The snowshoe hare scratches an ear.

Sheka mutters blond.

You say, "I wish I was a portrait artist."

Yfa says, "Sheka, perhaps you have some information of use, the rest of the fodder here seems pretty worthless"

Roelon chuckles.

Arimantis nods to you.

You say, "I would have painted it."

You nod to Yfa.

The snowshoe hare raises its ears.

You roll your eyes.

You elbow Alyxandrah in the ribs in a playful sort of way.

You point at Yfa.

(Iscikella whispers in a stage voice, "Fodder.")

Roelon says, "Yfa, ye be blind. Sheka is as worthless as the information she has."

You nod to Alyxandrah.

Arimantis says, "Sheka couldn't say anythin useful even ifin she tried"

Sheka says, "Why do you not side with Thurfel Yfa? He also owes a debt to the Lord of Blood."

Roelon says, "And thats being kind."

Alyxandrah grins at you.

Roelon sniffs at Sheka.

Sheka says, "Do not cause me to turn against what I have been standing for."

Yfa says, "Thurfel and I no longer see eye to eye, in fact, I expect to have his eyes soon enough for trophy"

Sheka glares at Arimantis.

Sheka begins chuckling at Yfa.

You say, "So ye say. But it shall not happen."

You shake your head.

Arimantis asks, "He has proved several times he is too smart for ya, what makes ya think this time will be different?"

Yfa asks, "Sheka, was is he building?"

You say, "Ye are about as successful with confronting Thurfel as the Nine are in getting the staff."

You cough.

Alyxandrah glances at Sheka.

You clear your throat.

Yfa says, "you speak of the staff"

Yfa chuckles.

Yfa says, "if you only knew what it was"

Roelon mutters under his breath.

The snowshoe hare raises its ears.

You say, "It matters not what it is."

Yfa says, "oh indeed it does"

Yfa chuckles.

Sheka paces back and forth.

Yfa says, "it is far more than you think"

You say, "Because Xeldria will got to her final grave with it in her hand most likely."

Arimantis says, "What it is don really matter, seein as how it is down in elf country now an don seem ta be goin anywheres"

You shrug.

You say, "Go to her grave, that is."

Roelon smirks.

Yfa says, "she will indeed go to her grave"

Roelon says, "Are ye so sure...."

Roelon grins at you.

Yfa says, "but not with the staff"

Roelon glances at Yfa.

The snowshoe hare wrinkles its nose.

Yfa says, "in fact"

Yfa smiles at Roelon.

The snowshoe hare wrinkles its nose.

Roelon furrows his brow.

Yfa says, "I can say that quite confidently"

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to Roelon.

Arimantis ponders.

You scoff at Yfa.

(Sheka watches the others as she paces....her face tight as she thinks.)

Arimantis glances at Roelon.

Yfa says, "you would be wise to stay a great distance from her"

Sheka paces back and forth.

Yfa grins at Roelon.

You say, "Many things have been said "confidently" by the Nine as well."

Roelon raises an eyebrow.

Alyxandrah says, "Well, that has got to be a first for Yfa."

Alyxandrah sighs.

You say, "And yet not a thing to show for all that confidence."

You shake your head.

Yfa says, "I am not the one hiding in the shadows"

Roelon leans on Arimantis.

Yfa says, "Thurfel is"

Roelon shakes his head.

Yfa says, "in his own keep"

Alyxandrah says, "Thurfel does not need to hide from you."

Sheka's Eorgina amulet emits a soft grey glow.

Alyxandrah says, "He has more important things to occupy his time."

Arimantis says, "Thurfel isn't hidin, he is busy doin other things"

The snowshoe hare scratches an ear.

You say, "He is busy. Building what disturbs ye."

Arimantis nods to Alyxandrah.

Yfa says, "sure he is"

Yfa put a serrated bone blade in her ruby-adorned sheath.

Roelon ponders.

Yfa removes a small blood-spattered bone from in her viper-clasped pouch.

You say, "I wouldn't break my concentration for ye either."

You look at Yfa and shake your head.

Yfa says, "I will find him"

Yfa waves her blood-spattered bone at Yfa!
The ground begins to split, a gaping pit forming. It remains open momentarily, anything upon it vanishing into the darkness. It seals itself in a heartbeat, no trace of a scar or crack remaining.
Yfa just vanished.

Alyxandrah says, "You will fail...again."

Arimantis smirks.

Roelon waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.



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