Grey Mist, Black Energy & Blue Flame
Volnes, day 28 of the month Lormesta in the year 5102

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

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

[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 hear the faint thoughts of Heathyranne echo in your mind:
"Has anyone seen odd mist lately?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Arimantis echo in your mind:
"What sorta mist?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Tianni echo in your mind:
"Where?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Heathyranne echo in your mind:
"It caressed the rose here at a table."

You hear the faint thoughts of Jacinto echo in your mind:
"Might want to be ready."

You hear the faint thoughts of Arimantis echo in your mind:
"Hmm.. that don sound good"

You hear the faint thoughts of Arimantis echo in your mind:
"Hmm.. we the next table over from ya, an we din see anythins"

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Heathyranne... ye care tae come tae tha Hall o' tha Mind? Ah 'ad a question 'bout kilts."

You hear the faint thoughts of Kadesha echo in your mind:
"heh thats the way ta get her attention"

You hear the faint thoughts of Sheka touch your mind:
"Very clever."

Lady Heathyranne's group just arrived.

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

You bow.

Roelon gives you a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Silon whispers, "Evening Tierus"

Heathyranne just touched a grey altar.

Heathyranne kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

You say, "Eventide, all."

Tianni's group just arrived.

Roelon stares at a black altar.

You ask, "Acsh'lly... ah wanted tae know, Heathyr. Trousers, or kilt?"

Heathyranne says, "Kilt dear"

Roelon playfully flips the folds of his black woolen kilt.

Roelon asks, "Answer yir question?"

Roelon peers quizzically at you.

Roelon grins.

Heathyranne smiles absently as she gazes at the altar, one hand resting on it.

Tianni covers her eyes with her hands.

Heathyranne continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Heathyranne places her hand on her black prayer beads.

You ask, "Now... wha's this ah 'ear 'bout some misty rose?"

Nekales just nudged Tianni.

Roelon leans against the north wall.

Tianni asks, "What? Who nudged me?"

(Heathyranne pulls herself back to the room and smiles at Tierus.)

Nekales says, "i did, i saw you peekin"

Roelon raises an eyebrow.

Nekales grins at Tianni.

Heathyranne says, "Mist...all around the table."

Tianni says, "Was not."

Heathyranne says, "It caressed the rose there. A figure appeared."

Roelon asks, "Did the mist hae a color?"

You frown.

You say, "Tha' sounds mos' worrisome."

You ask, "A figure?"

Heathyranne just touched a grey altar.

You shudder.

Silon asks, "Grey, right?"

Roelon says, "Could be many things....."

Silon nods to Heathyranne.

Zacciwie just arrived.

Heathyranne says, "A grey mist and the urge to be here, near my goddess."

Roelon ponders.

Heathyranne says, "I was too far from the family shrine, so came here."

Mist seeps from the wall, thin and vague. It drifts about the chamber in lacy strands and slowly fades.

Silon lets out a flaming volley of invective that makes your ears burn.

(Heathyranne reaches towards the mist.)

You shudder.

Nekales blinks.

You say, "Uh oh."

Roelon wiggles his nose.

You say, "This looks like whin Terror wis disembodied."

Tianni moves to stand behind Nekales.

Roelon glances at you.

Roelon clears his throat.

Roelon moves to stand behind Heathyranne.

Heathyranne says, "We must be cautious."

Heathyranne nods to Silon.

Silon nods to Heathyranne.

Aranrhod just arrived.

Roelon just touched a dark alloy weapons harness.

Roelon moves into a defensive posture, ready to fend off an attack.

You recite:
"Ronan, wif yer mournin' face
Look ye doon on this, yer place
Ah call on thy protection, Lord
Guard wif aegis silvered sword."

Aranrhod says, "Evening"

Aranrhod blinks.

Nekales leans on Aranrhod.

(Heathyranne murmurs more prayers to Lumnis under her breath, one finger running across a very faint scar on her throat.)

Aranrhod removes a porcelain Lumnis statue from in her black pouch.

Roelon furrows his brow.

Roelon kneels down.

Aranrhod just touched a grey altar.

Aranrhod kneels down.

Aranrhod closes her eyes for a moment.

(Heathyranne looks up from her prayers and smiles at Aranrhod.)

Aranrhod places her hand on her Lumnis statue.

High Lady Kadesha just arrived.

Aranrhod smiles at Heathyranne.

Kadesha kneels down.

Aranrhod just touched a grey altar.

You say, "Remem'er, thair cin be nae harm done 'gainst tha God or Goddess in thair Halls."

Silon rubs Heathyranne gently.

Heathyranne says, "Lumnis, guide me."

Roelon squints at you.

Heathyranne just touched a grey altar.

(Tianni grips the back of Nekales's cloak as she peers around his shoulder.)

Heathyranne continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Roelon says, "Remember what ye said."

Roelon nods to you.

Roelon grins.

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow in Tianni's direction.

Nekales clasps Tianni's hand tenderly.

Mist again seeps from the walls, appearing like wraiths and drifting about in fragments.

Aranrhod blinks.

Silon growls ferociously!

You say, "'ow... strange."

Kadesha blinks.

Roelon shifts his weight.

(Heathyranne reaches again towards the mist, eyes distant.)

Nekales says, "wells been doin that since we got here"

Mist slowly circles Heathyranne's hand.

Roelon narrows his eyes.

Aranrhod blinks at Heathyranne.

Roelon removes a slim dark sinuous blade from in his weapons harness.

Kadesha glances at Heathyranne.

(Heathyranne continues to whisper prayers under her breath, a beatific look on her face.)

Roelon stands up.

(Tierus reaches toward the mists, but pulls his hand back as it encircles Heathyranne.)

Aranrhod closes her eyes for a moment.

Roelon squints at Heathyranne.

Aranrhod says, "I will not be afraid here"

Heathyranne asks, "My Lady?"

You say, "Ronan almighty an' Lumnis wise..."

Aranrhod places her hand on her Lumnis statue.

Roelon whispers, "The mist could be our very demise..."

Heathyranne says, "I do not think we have anything to fear."

Roelon smirks.

Roelon squints.

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

Iscikella asks, "Something wrong, Tierus?"

Roelon says, "Ah still shall be on guard."

Mist slowly circles Heathyranne's outstretched hand.

Heathyranne just touched a grey altar.

Iscikella cocks her head at you.

You say, "Aye."

You point at Heathyranne.

Roelon leans against the north wall.

Iscikella blinks.

Silon bellows a guttural series of oaths.

(Heathyranne gazes at the mist around her hand.)

Iscikella says, "Mist..."

You say, "Tha mist... 'tis comin' frem tha wall..."

Silon nods to Iscikella.

Iscikella's jaw drops.

Aranrhod closes her eyes for a moment.

Heathyranne says, "It came to me at the table..."

Heathyranne smiles distantly.

Whispers suddenly echo around the chamber.

Iscikella asks, "Did it hurt ye?"

Roelon ponders.

Iscikella cocks her head at Heathyranne.

Aranrhod blinks.

Roelon wiggles his ears.

You listen, but don't hear anything unusual.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis's group just arrived.

Roelon touches one finger to his lips.

You ask, "Ronan? Lumnis? Wha've ye tae say?"

Iscikella turns an ear towards the north wall.

Nekales leans back.

(Tierus turns his ear toward the mist, placing it near toward the foggy drifts.)

Silon grunts.

Roelon narrows his eyes.

(Heathyranne caresses the mist around her hand.)

(Tianni ducks back behind Nekales.)

You say, "Ah... cin almos' 'ear..."

You close your eyes for a moment.

You listen, but don't hear anything unusual.

Iscikella cocks her head at you.

Iscikella asks, "What?"

Roelon touches one finger to his lips.

Iscikella tilts her head up.

Ilvane frowns.

Iscikella asks, "Lumnis?"

Heathyranne says, "I hear soothing voices."

Suddenly, the north wall looks more like real mist than a mere wall.

Roelon furrows his brow.

Heathyranne smiles softly.

Ilvane blinks.

Aranrhod glances at the north wall.

Iscikella blinks.

Arimantis stares at the north wall.

Heathyranne just touched the north wall.

Kadesha gasps.

Iscikella exclaims, "Oh!"

Heathyranne says, "My Lady."

Arimantis just touched the north wall.

Heathyranne smiles.

Iscikella kneels down.

Roelon raises an eyebrow.

Iscikella gazes heavenward.

Kadesha smiles softly

Nekales glances at the north wall.

Aranrhod smiles quietly to herself.

Iscikella just kissed the altar!

The wall shines a pearly grey, as if the moon was behind a bank of mist. Out from the mist steps a woman, mature in years, dressed in a grey robe that blends into the fog below. Her hair is long and black, with a single lock of grey at her forehead. Her face is wise and serene, and her eyes seem to contain the mysteries of the universe.

Whispers echo madly around the chamber.

Arimantis gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

You shudder.

Ilvane says, "It's not good."

Roelon begins to twitch.

Tianni covers her ears.

Kadesha furrows her brow.

Ilvane shakes her head.

Aranrhod places her hand on her Lumnis statue.

Roelon nods.

Arimantis squints at the north wall.

Roelon indicates his sinuous blade with a smile.

Heathyranne smiles softly at the wall, one hand still outstreched with the mist, the other lightly caressing the altar.


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

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

You ask, "Why ye say that, Ilvane?"

Tierus says, "Tha whispers... oh, Gods... now... they arenae soothin'."

Roelon leans forward.

You cock your head at Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "It just.."

Ilvane asks, "Can't you feel that?"

Roelon sniffs.

You nod.

You say, "Is a bit... discordant."

Roelon says, "Smells familiar."

(Ilvane takes a few steps back)

Aranrhod says, "It as if something is at odds..."

Roelon squints at Heathyranne.

Ilvane glances at the north wall.

Energy sparkles within the mist roiling on the face of the north wall.

(Heathyranne murmurs her private prayers to Lumnis under her breath.)

You gaze with interest at the north wall.

You ask, "Energy?"

Kadesha bites her lip.

Aranrhod stares at the north wall.

(Tierus shakes his head.)

Arimantis ponders.

Tierus says, "So... bright."

Nekales takes a few steps in a small circle.

You gaze thoughtfully at the north wall.

Ilvane closes her eyes for a moment.

Tierus says, "Ah feel as if..."

Roelon rubs his eyes.

Roelon shifts his weight.

Heathyranne says, "My Lady, I am here to serve you."

(Tierus shudders, a tear leaking from the corner of his eyes.)

Arimantis kneels down.

Aranrhod says, "As am I"

A gossamer thread of light slowly emerges from the wall and drifts toward Heathyranne.

You say, "Steady now, Tierus."

You hear the voice of Sheka growling something vile beneath her breath.

(Iscikella places a hand on Tierus' arm.)

(Heathyranne reaches towards the light.)

Roelon squints.

Aranrhod just touched a grey altar.

Heathyranne smiles reassuringly at Silon.

Jacinto just arrived.

Nekales smiles at Heathyranne.

Roelon stares at the north wall.

Kadesha gazes thoughtfully at the north wall.

(Iscikella tilts her head at the light.)

The shimmer of light circles Heathyranne, sparkling and hissing.

Arimantis ponders.

Tierus says, "'Tis jus'... ah feel denuded by tha sight o' tha Goddess."

You ask, "Hissing?"

Silon growls ferociously!

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Kadesha squints.

You say, "that doesn't..."

Ilvane says, "Careful..Heathyranne.."

You blink.

Jacinto raises an eyebrow.

Ilvane says, "It's not good."

Ilvane shakes her head.

You say, "That doesn't sound..."

You shiver.

(Heathyranne gazes at the light around her.)

Arimantis asks, "Energy supposed ta hiss likes that?"

Arimantis stands up.

Roelon shifts his weight.

Heathyranne says, "Energy often crackles and hisses, but be wary..."

Ilvane says, "It doesn't feel quite right..not at all.."

Kadesha begins to twitch.

You bite your lip.

You say, "Ye're right, ilvane."

You say, "It doesn't quite."

(Heathyranne whispers her prayers, one hand over her beads.)

Jacinto raises an eyebrow.

Roelon tightens his grip on his sinuous blade.

Heathyranne says, "My Lady."

Ilvane says, "There is not peace, if it were Lumnis."

Nekales takes a few steps back.

Jacinto peers quizzically at Heathyranne.

Heathyranne bows.

Arimantis says, "I must say.. in general.. these days, mist isn't a good sign"

(Iscikella the grey altar gently.)

You reach out and touch a grey altar.

You notice a disturbance by a grey altar.

You exclaim, "Stop, Sheka!"

Jacinto glares.

Roelon grins slowly.

Silon whispers, "What is she doing?"

Heathyranne asks, "Seek where, My Lady?"

You whisper quietly to Silon, "Didn't see the disturbance? that's her."

Brilliant light circles Heathyranne.

Tierus says, "Cert'nly Lumnis wouldnae allow a falsehood beneath 'er eyes."

Roelon folds his arms over his chest.

Kadesha seems slightly different.

(Heathyranne gazes at the wall.)

Arimantis ponders.

You cock your head at Heathyranne.

Silon whispers, "Ahh"

Ilvane blinks at Heathyranne.

Aranrhod places her hand on her Lumnis statue.

Kadesha peers quizzically at Heathyranne.

Someone hisses from the shadows behind Heathyranne.

Jacinto says, "Errr..."

Arimantis just touched a black altar.

You ask, "Have ye counsel then, Wise Lady?"

Ilvane says, "Something is going to hurt her..please, Heathyranne.."

Roelon squints.

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

You tilt your head up.

Jacinto says, "Brace, m'lady."

Roelon moves to stand behind Heathyranne.

Tierus says, "'tfeels right tae me."

Tierus sighs.

You say, "That's just Sheka the hissing."

Roelon nods to you.

Ilvane strides a few steps forward.

Jacinto whispers, "The goddess or Yfa?"

Nekales says, "if she does have counsel, it appears it's for Heathyranne"

Arimantis says, "Ronan.. I hopes yer watchin, case anythin should happen here in yer hall.."

Jacinto whispers, "Are we all being played?"

Heathyranne says, "My life has spent in seeking My Lady."

Heathyranne smiles softly.

Heathyranne just touched the north wall.

Ilvane squints at a grey altar.

Roelon says, "Just be sure..it is her..."

Suddenly, a vortex of light appears, encircling Heathyranne is a circle of colors! In the next instant, it winks out, leaving the chamber in shadow.

You tilt your head up.

Heathyranne says, "I hold you in my heart."

Heathyranne places her hand on her black prayer beads.

Aranrhod blinks.

Arimantis gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Jacinto says, "Oh my."

Ilvane shakes her head.

Heathyranne smiles radiantly around the room.

Roelon rubs his eyes.

Roelon says, "Argh.."

Kadesha smiles at Heathyranne.

Tierus sighs.

Silon deftly twirls his dwarven battle axe around his finger and stuffs it in his wolverine pelt sheath. Fancy!

Nekales smiles at Heathyranne.

Heathyranne says, "She was here."

Heathyranne smiles.

Tierus says, "Ah remem'er once, whin ah wis so favored by Ronan."

Roelon put a slim dark sinuous blade in his weapons harness.
Roelon put a black rolaren knight's shield in his weapons harness.

Tierus nods to Heathyranne.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Bahhh"

Jacinto nods to Heathyranne.

You gaze thoughtfully at the grey altar.

Tierus asks, "'tfeels good tae be loved, doesnae't?"

Nekales says, "i hope her counsel was helpful to ye"

Heathyranne smiles at Tierus.

Roelon says, "Enjoy yirself, Sheka."

Aranrhod smiles at Heathyranne.

Heathyranne nods to Nekales.

Tierus smiles slightly, his eyes watering.

Heathyranne says, "She watches."

Heathyranne smiles.

Jacinto asks, "Envy it, Sheka?"

Kadesha smiles at Heathyranne.

Surely there are more interesting things to kiss than the altar!

You say, "Well, least she is watching."

Ilvane says, "Oh, watches so much, while the world falls apart."

Heathyranne says, "And She loves."

Heathyranne asks, "Did you ever doubt her?"

Roelon grins.

Arimantis traces the lines of his symbol of Ronan.

Roelon nods to Ilvane.

Heathyranne peers quizzically at you.

You say, "I don't doubt Her peace."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Only a fool doubts the gods existence"

You say, "I just have a difficult time finding it."

You sigh softly.

Heathyranne says, "Not all problems can be solved by Her, Ilvane. She watches so we might learn."

Heathyranne smiles at Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "So much better than I Heathyranne, I can't see it that way."

Heathyranne says, "Seek the peace within yourself and then you find it."

Heathyranne nods to you.

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

Aranrhod says, "We have to see it that way Ilvane...for now this is our battle"

Aranrhod sighs.

Roelon waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Heathyranne says, "Sheka dear, even you could find it should you wish."

Kadesha says, "Liabo is ever watchful, Ilvane, I keep sayin that, they will nae ignore us"

You say, "Right now doubt there is any peace to be found in me."

(Tierus sighs forlornly at Ronan's altar, turns, and begins to kneel.)

Tierus kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Heathyranne says, "You make it yourself, Iscikella."

Heathyranne says, "Through the paths we chose."

Heathyranne smiles.

You shake your head.

You say, "Not always so simple."

Roelon appears to be ignoring everything going on around him.

Lady Angelrise just arrived.

Tianni asks, "Did she speak to you?"

Tierus continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Tianni peers quizzically at Heathyranne.

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "Why would I wish knowing their is knowledge yet having it kept from me?"

You hear someone snicker.

You say, "Life is not a simple thing."

Angelrise coughs.

Heathyranne says, "It is if you wish it to be."

Heathyranne smiles at you.

Arimantis says, "I know Ronan watches.. even ifin I may be sleepin at the time"

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

As you kneel, you suddenly have an encompassing feeling of your God's protection.
***END NOTE***

Silon just hugged Angelrise.

Tierus smiles beatifically, of a sudden.

Angelrise just hugged Silon.

Nekales grins at Arimantis.

Angelrise leans on Silon.

Silon leans on Angelrise.

Tierus says, "Ah knew tha' ye watched me, M'lord."

Angelrise stares off into space.

Heathyranne says, "She told me to seek her."

Heathyranne smiles.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "I much prefer learning what there is to know and using it."

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Ilvane says, "It's easy to say you have peace when nothing is happening to you."

Roelon grins.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Aye....seek her"

Heathyranne glances at Ilvane.

You hear the sound of someone snorting.

(Tierus nods toward the altar, smiles again, and whispers, "Ah shall some day be rid o' this plague in me mind, an' then... then ah shall be yers o' a whole once again, Ronan.")

Angelrise nods to Silon.

Heathyranne asks, "Do ye know of my life then this much?"

Roelon says, "Hush, Sheka."

Roelon grumbles.

Jacinto asks, "Isn't that what Lumnis is supposed to be about, Sheka?"

Silon squints at Heathyranne.

Jacinto says, "I'm confused."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "It is. That is why i scoff at her ways."

Heathyranne asks, "That ye might say nothing is happening to me?"

Ilvane says, "Being possessed, and finding peace, there is a challenge."

You say, "She knows I endeavor toward serenity. I don't doubt She knows that."

Nekales says, "no one said life is simple iscikella, but the peace you want is inside you, if you do find it and want it, doubting its there means your not looking"

Heathyranne peers quizzically at Ilvane.

Nekales shrugs.

Jacinto asks, "Pursuing knowledge?"

Jacinto shakes his head.

Silon grunts.

You look at Nekales and shake your head.

Jacinto says, "Seems any faithful soul should."

Nekales nods to you.

Heathyranne smiles at Nekales.

You say, "there ye are wrong."

Nekales says, "nae, i am not"

Heathyranne says, "a difference then, in our perceptions of faith, Iscikella."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "She knows yet holds it like a toy over your heads......daring you to try to catch it."

You hear someone cackle.

Tierus continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Angelrise chuckles.

Heathyranne just touched a grey altar.

Heathyranne smiles softly.

Ilvane says, "Iscikella, sometimes faith means not seeing, and still believing..and you have that."

Angelrise asks, "what better way to entertain oneself?"

Ilvane smiles at you.

Angelrise chuckles.

Arimantis gazes with interest at the south wall.

Jacinto nods to Nekales.

(Tierus turns back and mumbles to the speakers, "Y'know, Ronan watches o'er us all. E'en in tha dark. Espec'lly in tha dark.")

You say, "I try how I can."

Silon nods to Heathyranne.

Ilvane says, "I think it is wonderful you feel Lumnis' peace."

Ilvane nods to Heathyranne.

Arimantis nods to Tierus.

Angelrise glances at Tierus.

Arimantis says, "Course he does"

Kadesha says, "Faith does not mean one will never be troubled, merely can find peace in hope"

Angelrise says, "You're hardly one to speak, Tierus."

You say, "I don't think she would ask more."

Heathyranne says, "I have always felt it. Today I feel her blessing even stronger."

Heathyranne smiles at Ilvane.

Roelon shifts his weight.

Angelrise asks, "the darkness in you runs quite deep, wouldn't you say?"

Angelrise peers quizzically at Tierus.

Heathyranne says, "No matter what I go through or the trials I face, I have always had My Lady."

Jacinto turns to face Angelrise.

Silon leans on Ilvane.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Deeper than he would like to admit."

You hear someone chuckling.

Heathyranne says, "Such is faith."

Tierus says, "Angelrise, ah know tha' tha madness touchin' me mind isnae Ronan's fault."

Jacinto says, "He's two people. They limit each other."

You notice a vein pulsing in Roelon's forehead.

Kadesha says, "I think compassion is needed as well, and it is demeaning to say to Iscikella that it is a lack of faith, or choices made"

Tierus says, "Ah only 'ope tha' some day, ah may be worthy o' tha trust 'e 'as placed wi'in me."

Tierus stands up.

You say, "Faith is believing that difficult things have a meaning."

Angelrise says, "Yet he does nothing to stop it, he likely doesn't even notice."

Silon whispers, "Ya mind healing my wounds?"

Heathyranne says, "I hae nae said that, Kadesha."

You say, "And that we will find the meaning."

Ilvane nods to you.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "More like pity, Witch."

Heathyranne says, "I said we look at it differently."

You hear someone snicker.

(Tierus bows low to the altar, kissing his symbol as he rises.)

You take a quick appraisal of Silon and find that he has minor cuts and bruises on his back, and minor cuts and bruises on his chest.

Silon faces you, closes his eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 25 mana points!
Silon opens his eyes, looking slightly drained.

Heathyranne smiles at Kadesha.

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

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

Kadesha says, "faith is hope, that eventually we will overcome, does not mean one will not suffer"

Silon whispers, "Thanks Iscikella"

Arimantis says, "Everythin what happens had a meanin.. even ifin we don see it"

You hear someone yawn.

You say, "Faith and hope are not the same, Kadesha."

Ilvane smiles.

Heathyranne says, "Faith is knowing the sun will rise."

You look at Kadesha and shake your head.

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

Kadesha says, "no, but faith gives hope"

You say, "they are separate."

Angelrise chuckles.

Aranrhod asks, "Can we just not see this as something positive in the face of all this disaster?"

Aranrhod sighs.

Kadesha asks, "who could have hope without faith?"

Ilvane just touched a black altar.

Heathyranne smiles at Aranrhod.

Ilvane smiles slightly.

Heathyranne says, "I agree, Aranrhod."

Arimantis smiles at Ilvane.

Aranrhod asks, "And just not pick it apart?"

Silon just went southwest.

Aranrhod says, "I am sorry"

Heathyranne says, "The Lady watches and she is here. I have always known and feel blessed beyond measure this day."

Aranrhod sighs.

Heathyranne just hugged Aranrhod.

You whisper quietly to Aranrhod, "Oh stop."

Jacinto says, "The Arkati do watch."

Jacinto nods to Heathyranne.

Roelon nods to Heathyranne.

Heathyranne nods to Jacinto.

Ilvane says, "Of course they do."

Sheka suddenly fades into view.

Kadesha says, "I would hope such an assurance will bolster yer faith"

Jacinto says, "I remember deaths in this hall though."

You reach out and touch a grey altar.

Jacinto nods to Heathyranne.

Kadesha nods to you.

Jacinto says, "Don't forget."

Roelon's face turns slightly pale.

Ilvane nods to Jacinto.

Ilvane says, "Just last evening."

Arimantis says, "They are always watchin"

Sheka asks, "It is amusing how they come to those most in need. The whining ones....eh, Witch?"

Angelrise says, "ah, so we agree on something."

Roelon nods to Ilvane.

Sheka leans on Kadesha.

Roelon grins.

Angelrise nods to Jacinto.

Angelrise chuckles.

Ilvane kneels down.

Sheka snickers.

You say, "My spirit was taken here, aye."

Ilvane glances at a black altar.

You say, "Last evening."

As your hand touches the altar, you feel a flicker of energy caress your fingers.

Levyat just arrived.

You blink.

Ilvane just kissed the altar!

Levyat growls ferociously!

Jacinto taps a sickle-shaped grey pearl pendant.

Levyat blinks.

You say, "Something..."

Arimantis smiles at Ilvane.

Levyat seems hesitant, looking unsure of himself.

You have a headache.

Tianni asks, "Can't we be happy that this happened, and we are witness, and not bicker? For once?"

Sheka says, "Your soul was as well....bit by bit some of it was taken."

(Iscikella gently fingers the grey altar.)

You blink.

Nekales smiles at Tianni.

Aranrhod blinks at you.

Heathyranne smiles.

You say, "Something..."

Aranrhod asks, "What?"

Jacinto says, "I'm happy for the lady."

Kadesha glances at you.

(Arimantis kneels beside Ilvane, tracing the symbol of Ronanin the air)

Arimantis kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Aranrhod searches around for a moment.

Jacinto says, "Not to be blind though."

Tierus says, "Arimantis... Ronan is wif us."

Angelrise leans on Sheka.

Tierus nods to Arimantis.

Tierus says, "Now, t'night."

Jacinto says, "You have a task."

Jacinto nods to Heathyranne.

You say, "Some energy here... caressing..."

Levyat asks something in guild speak.

Kadesha touches you.

Levyat cocks his head at Arimantis.

(Ilvane holds tight to Arimantis' hand her eyes drifting closed)

Sheka cackles!

Angelrise asks something in guild speak.

Angelrise rubs her chin thoughtfully.

(Iscikella lightly rubs the grey altar.)

Aranrhod closes her eyes for a moment.

Levyat shrugs.

Arimantis removes a blackened silver-bound prayerbook from in his rune-covered bag.

Angelrise says something in guild speak.
Angelrise nods to Levyat.

Arimantis removes a soft black tassled bookmark from in his silver-bound prayerbook.

Arimantis continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Levyat says something in guild speak.
Levyat chuckles.

Angelrise smiles.

Tierus says, "'ere, t'night, ah've felt 'is presence."

You sigh softly.

Heathyranne just touched a grey altar.

Heathyranne continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Heathyranne says, "I feel I must seek more."

Arimantis gazes with interest at the south wall.

Heathyranne says, "I just know not where."

Levyat says something in guild speak.
Angelrise nods to Levyat.

The air about Jacinto stops shimmering.

Tianni exclaims, "It must be a great honor that she spoke to you!"

Arimantis asks something in guild speak.

Sheka says, "Aye...go seek some"

Jacinto says, "Alyxandrah..."

Levyat looks over at Arimantis and shakes his head.

Sheka gives Heathyranne a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Heathyranne smiles at Tianni.

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.

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Sheka snickers.

Roelon ponders.

You say, "there is a gentleness..."

Heathyranne just hugged Nekales.

Levyat says something in guild speak.

Levyat chuckles.

You reach out and touch a grey altar.

Nekales smiles at Heathyranne.

Arimantis just touched a black altar.

Arimantis says something in guild speak.

Jacinto slowly empties his lungs.

Sheka says, "Hurry...you might lose it"

You say, "Here, on the altar."

Sheka pokes Heathyranne in the ribs.

Levyat says something in guild speak.
Levyat grumbles.

Angelrise nods to Levyat.

Jacinto says, "There is a balance of things."

You say, "A caressing energy."

Angelrise grumbles.

Angelrise points at Tierus.

Angelrise points at Ilvane.

Angelrise gazes heavenward.

Levyat says something in guild speak.

Tierus nods to you.

Levyat points at Ilvane.

Sheka idly picks at a grey altar.

Kadesha smiles at you.

Heathyranne smiles at Tianni.

Ilvane blinks at Levyat.

Tierus says, "An' ah... ah felt Ronan's arms 'round me, once mer."

Tianni beams!

Angelrise blinks.

Levyat says, "Just talking."

Levyat smiles at Ilvane.

Angelrise stares at Tierus.

Aranrhod just touched a grey altar.

Arimantis says, "Talkin of Ronan"

Angelrise stares off into space.

Ilvane says, "Perhaps Ronan is mad at me, for something."

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the nose.

Heathyranne smiles distantly as she gazes at the altar, lost in thought and prayer.

Ilvane glances at a black altar.

Sheka says, "This is truly repulsive."

Angelrise says, "Aye, that must be it."

Angelrise nods to Ilvane.

Surely there are more interesting things to kiss than the altar!

Jacinto grins at Sheka.

Jacinto says, "I'm glad."

Angelrise laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Sheka turns around.

Lady Sheka just went southwest.

Levyat says, "It MUST be a holy event, then..."

Arimantis asks, "Now.. why would you think that?"

Roelon shifts his weight.

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

Levyat chuckles.

Arimantis glances at Angelrise.

(Tierus sighs softly, his eyes watering again, but there is a brilliant beam on his face. "Ah feel so relieved. Sometimes, durin' tha path... ah thought ah wis truly alone.")

Levyat kneels down.

You say, "Well, I know She is there. Have always known that."

You have a headache.

Arimantis waves a hand at Angelrise, dismissing her indifferently.

Ilvane says, "I don't need to feel his presence to know it is is here..no.."

Levyat leans on his hatchet.

Tierus nods to Ilvane.

You say, "Gavrail mocked me last night for asking for Her counsel."

Arianiss just arrived.

Tierus says, "Yer faith 'as alwiys been stronger than mine, as ye've enumerated fer me. Bu'... ah do feel be'er."

Tierus smiles at Ilvane.

Arimantis says, "Perhaps.. Gavrail feels the same way bout the gods as Thurfel does"

Arimantis nods to you.

Mnar just arrived.

(Iscikella touches the altar in awe.)

You say, "So gentle."

Arimantis indicates his silver-bound prayerbook with a smile.

Aranrhod just touched a grey altar.

Arimantis put a soft black tassled bookmark in his silver-bound prayerbook.
Arimantis just closed a blackened silver-bound prayerbook.

Levyat says, "It would make sense."

Levyat nods to Arimantis.

Arimantis put a blackened silver-bound prayerbook in his rune-covered bag.

Roelon stares at a black altar.

Jacinto slowly empties his lungs.

(Ilvane leans back on her knees, glancing around the room silently)

Jacinto shakes his head.

Jacinto says, "Something is amiss."

Ryever whispers, "not really, simply because one of lornon or liabo mocks the opposing pantheon doesn't mean they discredit them."

Ryever whispers, "I'm surprised someone as open-minded as yourself wouldn't say so."

Roelon raises an eyebrow.

Arianiss grins at Heathyranne.

Heathyranne grins at Arianiss.

Heathyranne smiles softly.

Tierus sings:
"Raise yer spirits, one an' all
Tha Shadow doesnae on us fall
Fer in this night, we sheltered be
'neath Ronan Lord, Lumnis Lady."

Nekales leans on Tianni.

Heathyranne just touched the north wall.

Angelrise gazes heavenward.

Angelrise gags.

Tianni smiles at Nekales.

You say, "I don't know anything of Gavrail's beliefs one way or the other."

Jacinto says, "Leave then."

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the forehead.

Lady Angelrise just went southwest.

Arianiss nods to Roelon.

Arianiss removes a midnight-blue ora falchion from in his threaded back sheath.
Arianiss slings a golvern-bound imflass tower shield off from over his shoulder.
Arianiss moves into a defensive posture, ready to fend off an attack.

Jacinto starts chortling.

Arianiss just went southwest.

Levyat says, "Two down."

Levyat chuckles.

Nekales says, "was nice to feel something good for a change"

Jacinto says, "Angelrise follows my command."

Jacinto chuckles.

Nekales just kissed Tianni on the cheek.

Heathyranne smiles at Nekales.

Arimantis chuckles.

Tianni smiles at Nekales.

Heathyranne nods to Nekales.

Levyat asks, "A pet jackal?"

Tianni says, "Yes it was. I'm happy we were here."

Levyat blinks.

Tierus just hugged Aranrhod.

Levyat shudders.

Tierus says, "Ah feel whole again."

Jacinto grins at Levyat.

Nekales smiles.

Levyat says, "That's about as appealing as marrying one."

Roelon squints at Tierus.

Levyat gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Jacinto peers quizzically at Tierus.

You say, "I appreciate... the gentleness..."

Ilvane stands up.

Ilvane slowly empties her lungs.

Aranrhod smiles at Tierus.

Jacinto says, "I'm glad one of you did."

Jacinto nods to Tierus.

Lady Ilvane just went southwest.

(Iscikella touches the altar in awe once more.)

Arimantis gazes heavenward.

Arimantis stands up.

Arimantis just went southwest.

Jacinto sits down.

Aranrhod stands up.

Jacinto struggles to get up but fails in the attempt.

Aranrhod just hugged Tierus.

Aranrhod kneels down.

Radoria just arrived.

Tierus says, "Ilvane is angered."

Tierus sighs.

Jacinto struggles to get up but fails in the attempt.

Roelon raises an eyebrow.

Tianni gestures at Jacinto.
Jacinto springs upright with amazing agility!

Levyat asks, "Why?"

Heathyranne asks, "Why?"

Jacinto kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Levyat blinks at Heathyranne.

Jacinto slowly empties his lungs.

Arimantis just arrived.

Jacinto checks his equipment, adjusting and rearranging his gear.

Arimantis sighs.

Heathyranne grins at Levyat.

Levyat says, "I've been blessed with telepathy."

Levyat gazes heavenward.

Levyat continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

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

Heathyranne asks, "Why is she upset?"

A bat suddenly flies in, swooping and dodging, its flight a marvel of the air. The curious thing about it is... the bat is as white as ivory. It does a few loops and circles a few times, then in a heartbeat, dives away.

Tierus says, "Ah'mnae sure... bu'... she doesnae act like tha' whin she's happy."

You say, "Ilvane is a warrior with a good and brave heart."

Tierus glances at Arimantis.

Arimantis gazes heavenward.

You say, "But..."

Aranrhod blinks.

Levyat swears vehemently enough to scour the bark from a tree.

Tierus's jaw drops.

Jacinto says, "A white bat..."

Levyat exclaims, "What was that?!"

You exclaim, "A bat!"

Tianni ducks slightly and covers her head with her arms.

Arimantis blinks.

Mnar says, "A flying rat."

Jacinto says, "Kind of cute."

Roelon raises an eyebrow.

Tierus exclaims, "'twas a dog wif wings!"

Kadesha blinks.

Arimantis asks, "How'd it get in here?"

Heathyranne stands up.

Tierus says, "Or mayhaps a bunny."

Lady Heathyranne's group just went up.

Levyat says, "A bat..."

Levyat stands up.

Tierus says, "Ronan, fergive me."

Levyat frowns.

Levyat paces back and forth.

Lord Tierus just went southwest.

You say, "It wasn't..."

Aranrhod says, "Unusual bat"

You nod to Aranrhod.

Jacinto nods to Arimantis.

You hear Tierus yell, "C'mere, bunny wif wings!"

Jacinto flails his arms about.

Jacinto nods to Aranrhod.

Mnar says, "When you think about it, there are probably lots of bats in the temple... lots of dark nooks and crannies."

Arimantis ponders.

Arimantis asks, "a white one?"

Arimantis peers quizzically at Mnar.

Mnar says, "Bats in the belfry, so to speak."

You ask, "An ivory bat?"

Jacinto grins at Mnar.

Arimantis just went up.

Levyat gestures.
The area becomes brighter.

Jacinto says, "Especially with some folks around."

Levyat frowns.

Arimantis just arrived.

Arimantis searches around for a moment.

Jacinto rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Kadesha says, "and Angelrise didn see it"

Mnar says, "No reason bats can't be white."

Kadesha snaps her fingers.

Arimantis asks, "Where dids it come from.. an wheres it go?"

Jacinto says, "Gave me an idea though."

Jacinto stands up.

Levyat frowns.

Jacinto just went up.

Levyat glances at a grey altar.

Arimantis says, "Hmm"

Levyat glances at a black altar.

You say, "I don't think was... just a bat."

You say, "somehow..."

You reach out and touch a grey altar.

Arimantis says, "Neither do I"

(Mnar rubs his forehead.)

Arimantis just went southwest.

Jacinto just arrived.

Elendr cocks his head.

Jacinto asks, "Is it possible to climb your temple?"

Jacinto peers quizzically at you.

Mnar says, "I suppose there's a chance it was one of the gods attempting to be obscure."

You ask, "Climb?"

Lord Tierus just arrived.

Jacinto nods to you.

You say, "It's ice. I wouldn't try it."

Elendr searches around for a moment.

Levyat says, "REach the roof, I believe he means."

Levyat nods.

Jacinto sighs.

You look at Jacinto and shake your head.

Levyat says, "The highest point would be Koar's altar."

Levyat points up.

Levyat nods to Jacinto.

Aranrhod stands up.

Tierus says, "Well, tha' def'nitely fits as tha oddest thing ah've e'er seen."

Aranrhod just went up.

Tierus says, "A bunny wif wings."

Levyat just went up.

Jacinto says, "They're called bats, Tierus."

Jacinto just went up.

Mnar says, "They drink blood."

Elendr folds his arms over his chest.

Mnar nods to Tierus.

Levyat just arrived.

Lady Angelrise just arrived.

Levyat ponders.

Angelrise exclaims, "Where is it?!"

Angelrise shrieks!

You turn your ear towards the north wall. Sounds about like you expected.

Angelrise gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Levyat says, "Gone."

Tierus says, "Well, since bunnies're evil, tha' 'ardly s'prises me."

Tierus looks over at Mnar and shakes his head.

Angelrise curses fluently.

Angelrise slowly empties her lungs.

You say, "It just flew in and circled."

You say, "and then flew back out."

Tianni asks, "They are?"

Tianni looks rather confused.

Angelrise begins to twitch.

Tierus says, "Wing-bunny. Right."

Angelrise begins to twitch.

Lord Tierus just went up.

Angelrise tries to eat her shimmering ora warmace.

Elendr furrows his brow.

You say, "It wasn't evil."

Angelrise says, "I -hate- bats."

You shake your head.

Arimantis's group just arrived.

Arimantis gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Levyat rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You cock your head at Ilvane.

You say, "Ivory."

Ilvane gazes heavenward.

Levyat says, "I'll need to tame one when I head home the next time."

Ilvane asks, "What bat?"

Levyat nods to Angelrise.

Levyat chuckles.

Angelrise says, "If ye see it again, ye must tell me. I'll get rid of it. I must."

Angelrise scowls.

You say, "there was a bat."

You say, "Flew in here."

Lady Angelrise just went southwest.

Levyat says, "Pure ivory in color."

Levyat nods to Ilvane.

Lord Tierus just arrived.

Arimantis says, "It was more than a bat"

Ilvane says, "Something about me walking away..swinging at things in the halls, maybe."

Ilvane whistles tunelessly to herself.

Aranrhod just arrived.

You nod to Arimantis.

Jacinto just arrived.

You say, "It was."

Nekales says, "i think it was a bat who flew in and flew out again, might have just been a bat who got lost, mightnot have meant anything, i think everyone is gettin anxious myself"

Jacinto says, "Iscikella..."

Elendr blinks.

You cock your head at Jacinto.

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the nose.

Jacinto asks, "Anywhere high up, outside?"

Tianni leans on Nekales.

Tianni nods.

Ilvane removes a fluffy white bunny from in her black silk cloak.

Ilvane sits down.

Arimantis ponders.

You say, "I don't believe that, Nekales."

Tierus cowers away from Ilvane!

Ilvane winds up her fluffy white bunny then releases it. A fluffy white bunny twitches its nose, wiggles its tail and flops its ears.

Tierus exclaims, "She found't!"

Aranrhod put a porcelain Lumnis statue in her black pouch.

Ilvane nods to Tierus.

You say, "Like ye don't believe as I do about other things."

Ilvane put a fluffy white bunny in her black silk cloak.

Arimantis says, "Bats tend ta live in caves.."

Nekales says, "you don't have to iscikella"

Aranrhod just closed a plain black pouch.

Ilvane says, "Clipped its wings."

Ilvane giggles.

Tierus exclaims, "Back, back, foul daemon-bunny!"

Nekales says, "have"

Nekales coughs.

Elendr whispers, "what's going on here?"

Levyat says, "Maybe I should've cast darkness instead of daylight, then."

Levyat rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Jacinto asks, "Any of you natives know of a high building here?"

Nekales grins at Tierus.

You whisper quietly to Elendr, "Lumnis manifested... well, we think."

Arimantis asks, "Mayhaps.. the ice cave down the street?"

Jacinto asks, "Or a tall place....?"

Elendr furrows his brow.

Arimantis says, "Hmm tall.."

Mnar asks, "Bats are used as familiars on Teras, aren't they?"

Arimantis ponders.

Elendr whispers, "why?"

Jacinto nods to Mnar.

Lady Heathyranne's group just arrived.

Tianni says, "There's a mountain around here somewhere."

Tianni rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Levyat says, "Fruit bats."

Heathyranne just touched a grey altar.

Levyat nods to Mnar.

Arimantis says, "The temple be the highest building in town"

Mnar asks, "Well, let's think about this. What mages might be using bats as familiars in Icemule?"

Heathyranne says, "A symbol."

Jacinto sighs.

Heathyranne nods to Levyat.

Jacinto nods.

You whisper quietly to Elendr, "She appeared first to Heathyranne."

Levyat asks, "Besides Lichs?"

Jacinto says, "I miss my ice climbing kit."

Levyat chuckles.

Heathyranne says, "The bat is a symbol of what we can be."

Mnar says, "I can think of several answers. Nine to be exact."

Levyat says, "Didnot seem to be a Lich's familiar, though."

Tierus asks, "Winged?"

Jacinto says, "I was thinking of the other."

Heathyranne says, "A bat...a mammal that can soar likea bird...free in the air."

Tierus peers quizzically at Heathyranne.

Ilvane asks, "White and stupid?"

Jacinto grins at Mnar.

Kadesha asks, "batty?"

Ilvane giggles.

Jacinto says, "Thurfel."

Kadesha peers quizzically at Heathyranne.

(Elendr folds his arms at Iscikella and mouths the word, "Why?" again.)

Heathyranne says, "So can our minds soar when we hae our faith."

Arimantis just tickled Ilvane.

Ilvane grins at Kadesha.

You blink at Elendr.

Arimantis ponders.

Ilvane says, "Batty and pale."

You say, "Because she is watching too, Elendr."

Ilvane starts chortling.

Roelon ponders.

You say, "Not just the Nine."

Mnar says, "People can be very quick to read their own hopes into portents such as this. Best to keep an open mind."

You say, "Ye gave in to Gavrail."

Jacinto shrugs.

Jacinto nods to Mnar.

You say, "So maybe ye don't see that."

Jacinto says, "I am."

Elendr cocks his head.

Tianni nods to Mnar.

Tianni says, "Thank you."

Levyat paces back and forth.

Kadesha gazes at Elendr with a look of utter sorrow in her eyes.

Elendr says, "I didn't give in to anything. I accepted a truth."

Heathyranne says, "I filled with feelings not quite my own."

Jacinto says, "If it's one of the Council's....I'd love to toss it into slumber for the wolves to eat."

Jacinto grins at Mnar.

Tianni nods to Elendr.

You say, "Penguin Hill is the highest spot in town though, Jacinto."

Jacinto nods to you.

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow.

Heathyranne says, "I shall go elsewhere though and watch the bat and Her symbol some more."

Lady Heathyranne's group just went southwest.

Jacinto just went southwest.

Arimantis says, "I still think.. it mighta come from the ice cave"

You say, "ye gave in."

Elendr tilts his head up.

You say, "Ye can sugarcoat that any way ye want, Elendr."

Nekales says, "accepting how things are and giving in are two differant things"

You say, "Ye gave in."

Elendr says, "If you choose to look at it like that."

You say, "I'm afraid I do."

You nod to Elendr.

Tierus sighs.

Mnar frowns.

Tianni says, "I have accepted how things are. But I've not given in."

Tierus says, "Ah coul've un'erstood givin' intae Yfa... bu' nae Gavrail."

Tierus says, "Gavrail's so... shriveled."

Kadesha gives Tierus a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Nekales grins at Tierus.

Mnar asks, "And what happens when everyone but you has given in, Iscikella?"

Kadesha says, "ye are hopeless"

Levyat says, "She's amusing."

Levyat nods to Tierus.

Tierus says, "An' completely void o' conversation value."

Kadesha smiles at Tierus.

Levyat says, "She killed someone in the Landing for telling her to ask nicely, I hear."

Levyat chuckles.

You say, "Mnar, I can only handle myself."

Tierus asks, "Ah mean, wha're ye goin' tae ask 'er? 'ow wir tha las' few decades, in yer tomb?"

Elendr chuckles.

You say, "Others have to handle themselves."

Elendr says, "You don't tell a halfling that has powers such as herself what to do."

You say, "But I see things as I see things."

Ilvane folds her arms over her chest, her eyes glazing over with boredom.

Elendr says, "It's getting a bit full of yourself."

Elendr shrugs.

Levyat chuckles.

Elendr sighs quietly.

Levyat says, "Very true..."

Kadesha sighs.

Aranrhod just touched a grey altar.

Ilvane says, "It's forever the same thing, arguing, debating..over and over."

You say, "I don't tell them anything, but I don't have to agree with what they are pitching either."

Ilvane covers her ears.

Elendr says, "And if it means anything, I never gave in because it was the easiest thing to do. I did it because fighting... in my position... wouldn't have achieved my goal. So please, try to consider your words before you assume anything."

Mnar says, "Against beings as powerful as these... You can give in to them and retain the hope of fighting another day, or you can bash your head against a wall trying to resist them."

Levyat says, "If I were older, I could start mass-silencing people."

Levyat rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Levyat nods to Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "Sometimes, one just likes to come and pray at thier Lords altar."

You reach out and touch a grey altar.

Ilvane says, "And as usual, it is not possible, again."

Nekales asks, "Iscikella did you chose to be possessed?"

You say, "It is possible."

Mnar says, "I'm sure your god will hear you wherever you choose to pray."

(Iscikella gazes at a grey altar in awe, rubbing it gently.)

Mnar nods to Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "Not if I want to pray in peace."

Ilvane says, "I'm not one to pray in front of everyone..I guess."

Aranrhod sighs sadly.

Aranrhod just went southwest.

Ilvane says, "You had your peace.."

Ilvane says, "Good night."

Tianni asks, "Elendr?"

Ilvane nods.

Ilvane stands up.

Mnar just went southwest.

Elendr cocks his head at Tianni.

Levyat sighs.

You cock your head at Ilvane.

Elendr asks, "Yes little sylvan?"

(Nekales nods to himself as if he has his answer)

Tianni asks, "Do you agree with what they're doing, or simply accept it as truth and know that you're helpless to stop it?"

Arimantis sighs.

Elendr asks, "Agree with what they're doing?"

(Elendr looks horrified.)

Ilvane closes her eyes for a moment.

You say, "I never chose to be possessed, Nekales."

Lady Ilvane just went southwest.

You say, "What does that have to do with giving in."

Elendr says, "Of course I don't agree with it."

An arctic fox pads into the room.

You say, "Giving in is of the mind."

Nekales says, "then that would mean it was beyond you, wether you accept it or not, they did with you as they chose"

You say, "Not of the body."

Arimantis just went southwest.

Tianni says, "I ask because that is what I heard."

You say, "Ye don't understand."

Elendr asks, "Who told you that?"

You stand back up.

The area becomes darker.

Elendr blinks at Tianni.

Kadesha asks, "cant anyone see the difference between whats done through them against their will, and what the themselves will?"

You say, "The mind does not give in."

Levyat grumbles.

You say, "Does not just say, "Oh, whatever."

You say, "My mind will never give in to them."

Elendr says, "That's right, it doesn't."

You say, "My body is weaker."

Elendr says, "The mind does not just give in, it has reasons. As I do."

Tianni says, "Perhaps it was implied."

Kadesha says, "one need not surrender their own will, even if they are unable to resist the power of their possessor as to what it does to or through them"

You say, "Ye gave permission, elendr."

Tianni says, "I wanted to make sure I heard from you how you felt."

You say, "Permission is mental."

Tierus sighs.

Elendr asks, "What's your point?"

The arctic fox growls, "And thus you will be naught but a dried-up, used husk, Misguided One."

You say, "Ye gave in."

Tierus says, "Ye coul've fought it." He shakes his head, suddenly. "Bu' ah'mnae one tae speak o' regardin' moral strength."

Elendr asks, "You're starting to repeat yourself alot. Sound familiar?"

Elendr chuckles.

Nekales says, "they did with you as they chose, they spoke through you, they chose you, they did what they did without your permission, wether you deny it in your mind or not, you body reacted to there merest whim and will continue to do so no matter how hard you fight"

Nekales says, "he didn't give in"

Kadesha stares at Nekales.

You look at Nekales and shake your head.

Elendr blinks at Nekales.

Nekales says, "he accepted that he has no control over what they do through him, as you don't"

You say, "Believe that if ye choose."

You say, "Ye took of wills."

You say, "And choose to believe that."

Nekales says, "i do, and care not if you believe it or not, because the truth is often hard to hear"

Tianni asks, "Do you honestly believe you can STOP the entity in you from doing anything?"

You say, "Especially when it isn't truth."

Elendr says, "Nice to know someone understands. I took a bad situation and tried to make the best of it. Will fighting is for a certain type of person who might want to be labeled a hero. I'm walking a different path. I don't expect you to understand it. I completely agree with what you're doing Iscikella."

Nekales says, "nae, tis the truth, to not except it tis blindness"

Elendr nods to you.

You chuckle at Nekales.

Elendr says, "And I hope, with what little heart I have left, that you find the vessels and free yourselves."

You say, "No, it is isn't."

Nekales smiles at you.

Nekales says, "not to you"

Levyat sits down.

Levyat leans back.

Levyat stretches.

You say, "Nekales, ye understand not what I say."

Levyat frowns.

Nekales says, "because you do not want it to be so"

(Elendr walks over to the north wall for a moment, his arms folded.)

You say, "I likely can't be freed, Elendr."

Nekales says, "but for the others it is, whether you like it or no"

You say, "The vessel of Elymir is already broken."

You say, "but the others can."

Elendr nods.

Elendr says, "I heard about that."

You say, "Including ye."

Elendr smiles faintly.

Lord Tierus just went up.

You say, "And I will make sure ye are."

You say, "If I can."

Levyat asks, "What did the vessel look like?"

Levyat cocks his head at you.

Radoria just went southwest.

You say, "A crystal divining sphere."

Elendr says, "I wish I could believe you Iscikella, but I don't deserve to be freed by you. In fact I'd almost consider it an insult."

Levyat blinks.

You say, "I'm no hero, Elendr."

You say, "I'm just me."

(Elendr turns around and leans back against the north wall.)

You say, "I'm stubborn."

You say, "And I will be till the day I cease to be."

Elendr says, "You don't have to tell me your stubborn. I think we all know that."

You hear the voice of Ryever say, "That's assuming you actually find the vessels. Even in that optimistic twist of fate, there's no guarantee that All of the vessels will fall into sympathetic hands. Try not to make it sound too easy."

Levyat says, "Which explains why you're not listening to what is being said."

Levyat frowns.

You say, "They are not saying anything worth the hearing, Levyat."

Levyat says, "Because it's not what you wish to hear."

Levyat nods to you.

Nekales nods to Levyat.

You look at Levyat and shake your head.

Levyat says, "Just my impression."

Levyat shrugs.

You say, "Nothing worth the hearing."

Levyat says, "Tacit agreement."

Levyat smirks.

You ask, "Ye think saying "Oh well, they are going to use me anyhow, so what the heck?" is the way to go?"

Elendr says, "Everything is worth hearing Iscikella, I find it odd that someone of your faith wouldn't believe in that."

You say, "I don't."

Levyat snorts.

Elendr says, "I never said that."

Levyat says, "Neither do I...but I Can see their side of it."

Elendr frowns at you.

Nekales says, "do you have a choice? they will do it no matter what you think iscikella"

Elendr says, "I have my reasons, and I haven't tried to hide them."

You say, "Is exactly what ye say, Elendr."

Levyat says, "Something you seem either incapable or unwilling to do."

Elendr says, "I never said "oh what the heck." I don't know where you go around misquoting me."

You say, "But Nekales, I will make it hard for them."

Elendr frowns at you.

You say, "I will."

Tianni says, "By giving 'permission' he is able to free up energy to actually make a difference in his fight."

Nekales says, "really? how strange, it hasn't seemed hard for them thus far"

Zacciwie just arrived.

You say, "and ye're submitting won't save Alyx, Elendr."

You turn to face Elendr.

Lord Tierus's group just arrived.

Nekales says, "they do with you and the others as they wish when they wish"

You say, "They hate her."

Levyat says, "Cheap shot."

Levyat snorts.

You say, "Face that."

Elendr says, "That's an opinion I don't share with you."

You ask, "Oh?"

Nekales says, "aye"

You say, "Maybe should have heard Elymir this afternoon."

Mnar clears his throat.

Lady Heathyranne's group just arrived.

Heathyranne just touched a grey altar.

Tianni asks, "So you wanted them to take your spirit?"

Tianni frowns.

Mnar says, "People, this is a pointless argument, it will only engender bitterness between us."

Elendr says, "I stayed their hand during the invasion. I can stay it again."

Elendr folds his arms over his chest.

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

You chuckle at Elendr.

Nekales shrugs.

Ravonprayer says, "The seed has apparently been sewn already, with fresh mulch and a bit of bitter water."

Mnar says, "I suggest we leave the point lie."

Roelon grins.

Ravonprayer nods to Mnar.

You ask, "Now who is full of himself?"

Lady Strayla just arrived.

Elendr raises an eyebrow.

You hear the voice of Ryever say, "If that's a die that would doom them, it's been cast a dozen times since this crisis' inception, Mnar."

(Heathyranne sighs sadly.)

Something moves out the corner of your eye.

Elendr says, "I'm not, just because you don't believe me, full of myself."

You blink.

Mnar says, "Huh, nice analogy, that."

You say, "Something is in here."

Heathyranne blinks.

Tianni leans against the south wall.

Tierus frowns.

Tianni appears to be ignoring everything going on around her.

You ask, "do ye see it?"

Strayla just kissed Heathyranne on the cheek.

Heathyranne says, "It felt like an assassin."

Elendr nods to you.

You blink.

(Tierus glances behind Ronan's altar, and then Lumnis's.)

Heathyranne just hugged Strayla.

Strayla nods to you in greeting.

Levyat gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Levyat gestures.
The area becomes brighter.

Tierus says, "nae any vessels 'ere."

You say, "That was how..."

Strayla nods to Kadesha in greeting.

Tierus shakes his head.

You hear someone uttering a phrase of magic.
A dense fog filters in from somewhere, and obscures your vision.

Search
You don't find anything of interest here.

Heathyranne says, "at least, that's how I always find them."

Elendr narrows his eyes.

Levyat growls ferociously!

Zacciwie smirks.

Levyat stands up.

Heathyranne kneels down.

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

Levyat removes a firestone pommeled glaes falchion from in his leather sheath.
Levyat slings an iron-rimmed imflass shield off from over his shoulder.

Heathyranne just touched a grey altar.

You say, "that was how Elymir manifested this afternoon."

Heathyranne places her hand on her black prayer beads.

Elendr gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Elendr gestures.
Elendr appears to be keenly aware of his surroundings.

You say, "And in sanct yesterday..."

Elendr gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Elendr gestures.
Elendr appears to be keenly aware of his surroundings.

Ravonprayer gestures.
A sense of peace and calm settles over the area.

You say, "With Alyx..."

Levyat nods to Ravonprayer.

Zacciwie says, "fog...even a warrior can do that"

Nekales removes a silver-hilted vultite backsword from in his black leather back-sheaths.

Zacciwie waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Levyat says, "Beat me to it."

(Heathyranne whispers her prayers under her breath.)

Mnar moves into a defensive posture, ready to fend off an attack.
Mnar removes a pale dim black rolaren longsword from in his spectre skin sheath.

Heathyranne says, "Guide me, My Lady."

Elendr leans against the north wall.

Roelon ponders.

Levyat narrows his eyes.

Mnar says, "Notice how we stop arguing as soon as a threat appears. I wish that lesson could be kept in mind when the threat passes."

Elendr raises an eyebrow.

Tierus exclaims, "Ronan, ah am newly accepted once mer by ye... donnae let wha'e'er this be tempt me!"

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

Heathyranne just hugged Tierus.

Tierus clenches his fist.

Levyat growls ferociously!

Heathyranne says, "Tierus, hold firm to your love for Ronan."

Heathyranne just kissed Tierus on the cheek.

Alyxandrah leans on Roelon.

Lord Joter just arrived.

Joter sits down.

Alyxandrah asks, "So, how ya been?"

Ravonprayer glances at Tierus.

Alyxandrah grins at Roelon.

Heathyranne says, "He loves you."

Roelon gives Alyxandrah a good pinch!

Ravonprayer says, "Stay strong, young Ronanite."

Roelon grins.

Joter says, "Hello, Isci."

Heathyranne places her hand on her black prayer beads.

Tanager just arrived.

Alyxandrah asks, "That good, eh?"

Roelon asks, "Love?"

Heathyranne just touched the north wall.

Roelon glances at Heathyranne.

Roelon lets out an exasperated, "Pbpbpb."

Zacciwie sits down.

Tierus says, "Tankyas, kilter an' ol' one."

Zacciwie folds his arms over his chest, his eyes glazing over with boredom.

Ravonprayer falls to the ground!
Roelon falls to the ground!
Heathyranne falls over!
Tianni falls to the ground!
Kadesha falls over!
Nekales falls to the ground!
Strayla falls to the ground!
The ground beneath you violently shakes and rumbles causing you to fall down!
Tanager falls to the ground!
Mnar falls to the ground!
Levyat falls to the ground!
Elendr falls to the ground!
Alyxandrah falls to the ground!
Tierus falls to the ground!

Levyat swears vehemently enough to scour the bark from a tree.

Tanager exclaims, "Ouch!"

Mnar sighs.

Alyxandrah winces.

Roelon says, "Ugh.."

Ravonprayer exclaims, "Ol' one... why I ought to... Ow!"

Alyxandrah says, "Oof."

Zacciwie snorts.

Kadesha says, "ruh roh"

Roelon says, "There iis yir love.."

Tierus winces.

Joter asks, "What on earth is that?"

Tianni stands up.

You say, "Uh-oh..."

Levyat growls ferociously!

Zacciwie mutters something about quakes.

Tanager sits up.
Mnar stands up.
Tierus stands up.
You sit up.

Elendr gazes heavenward.

Joter stands up.
You stand back up.
Elendr stands up.

Roelon says, "In the end, it does nothing."

Nekales stands up.
Alyxandrah stands up.
Roelon stands up.
Levyat stands up.
Heathyranne moves to a kneeling position.

Elendr glances at Alyxandrah.

Kadesha stands up.
Strayla stands up.

Elendr smiles faintly.

Tianni stares at the south wall.

Tierus places his hand on his onyx Ronan symbol.

Tianni appears to be ignoring everything going on around her.

Levyat swears vehemently enough to scour the bark from a tree.

Kadesha kneels down.

Alyxandrah glances at Elendr.

Elendr flinches.

You belt out, "Who is here?"

Strayla says, "Parlor tricks to make the ground shake."

Strayla scoffs.

Joter asks, "What is going on?"

Roelon waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Zacciwie nods to Strayla.

You look at Strayla and shake your head.

Zacciwie rolls his eyes.

Ravonprayer wrings his hands.

Levyat says, "Damnable mana supply...or lack thereof."

Levyat frowns.

Roelon says, "We will find out."

Zacciwie says, "i can do that"

Strayla says, "Even I can do that."

Zacciwie smirks.

Ravonprayer reaches out and holds Tierus's hand.

Elendr takes his ponytail and twists it around his finger.

Tierus says, "Remark'ble... ah remem'er whin earthquakes meant tha' giants wir fightin'."

Tierus sighs.

Tierus says, "Now they be harbingers o' doom."

Kadesha stands up.

Heathyranne smiles at Tierus.

Ravonprayer chuckles.

(Mnar traces a large half-circle in the ice before him with the tip of his longsword.)

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

(Elendr inclines his head in Tianni's direction in a nod of respect.)

Alyxandrah sits down.

Ravonprayer says, "To hear it be told by my daughter, I remember a time before the world shook... or existed."

Ravonprayer laughs!

Heathyranne says, "Remember, Tierus...He loves you. Hold firm in your Faith in Ronan, as I hold to My Lady."

Heathyranne smiles at Tierus.

Alyxandrah glances at Ravonprayer.

Roelon shifts his weight.

(Tanager looks from Tierus to Heathyranne, looking both worried and confused.)

Tierus says, "Ah've faith."

Heathyranne nods to Tierus.

Arianiss just arrived.

Heathyranne says, "And ye hae friendship."

Heathyranne nods to Tierus.

Strayla asks, "Was that tremor felt further then here?"

Heathyranne just hugged Tierus.

Roelon grins.

Arianiss asks, "What tremor?"

Joter asks, "Isci, Elendr, Tianni. What is it your not telling?"

Mnar says, "Just in here, I'm told."

Alyxandrah nods to Strayla.

Arianiss says, "..that should answer your question."

Arianiss grins.

Alyxandrah sighs.

Alyxandrah says, "Vulnerable once more."

Tierus says, "We mus' speak." He glances at Tanager. "Soon."

Arianiss nods to Alyxandrah.

Arianiss says, "Like me."

Arianiss grins.

Strayla says, "It's a shame Goseana is so silent, perhaps she'd let us know when those who defy death, will meet it."

Tanager bites her lip.

(Tanager nods slowly.)

Strayla smiles faintly.

You belt out, "Who is here?"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "It would be well were you to."

Levyat says, "I could always bite 'em..."

(Elendr folds his legs gracefully beneath him to sit some few feet away from Alyxandrah, but slightly behind her.)

Elendr sits down.

Levyat shrugs.

Tanager blinks at Tierus.

Strayla snaps around as though something just pinched her.

Tanager flinches.

You hear someone cackle.

Alyxandrah stands up.

Zacciwie says, "bleh, its a Sheka"

(Tianni folds her arms across her chest and turns, leaning her shoulder against the south wall.)

Mnar says, "Gosaena cannot see into the future any more than the rest of us."

Strayla says, "Sheka, keep your hands off of me."

Roelon ponders.

Ravonprayer's group just went southwest.

Lord Tierus just arrived.

Tierus kneels down.

Roelon ponders.

Strayla says, "Gosaena has seen the death of all things mortal Mnar, all things."

Zacciwie says, "Gosaena often speaks with Jastev or so i've heard"

Strayla says, "Not often, no."

(Tierus prays in before the black altar, his eyes focusing intently upon it.)

Strayla says, "but at times."

Jacinto slowly empties his lungs.

Strayla nods to Zacciwie.

Silon's group just arrived.

Spindly bits of black energy slither across the ground.

Heathyranne shivers.

(Tanager stares at the ground.)

Tanager shivers.

Silon grunts.

Roelon groans.

Angelrise begins to twitch.

Roelon removes a dual-bladed black rolaren waraxe from in his weapons harness.

Silon's group just went up.

Alyxandrah blinks.

Jacinto just hugged Tanager.

Zacciwie says, "bleh"

Zacciwie stands up.

Alyxandrah checks her footing.

Roelon says, "Come out, Lich."

Heathyranne continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.



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