Of Jackals, Swords and Mist
Tilamaires, day 5 of the month Fashanos in the year 5102

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
This log is confusing in some ways because three events were going on at once: a Thurfel/lich event, a vishimiir event, and an entirely separate event involving manifestations by several of the Arkati.

I decided to include this log in the quest records because of the couple of Thurfel-related pieces in it, which I have taken the liberty of highlighting in yellow. Also, the manifestation of Lumnis seemed to result in Aranrhod's being freed of the soul-taint of the lich, though we didn't know this at the time. For that reason is important it be recorded within the quest logs. And finally the fact that Isci's mark by Lumnis reflected her own taint by the lich -- in that was merely an article she possessed that was marked and not her flesh -- also has some symbolic meaning in the quest, I feel.
***END NOTE***

[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. You also see some white vanilla incense and a snow white beeswax candle.
Also in the room: Silon who is seated, Lady Witcheaven who is seated, Lord Haxley who is seated, Zacciwie who is seated, Tianni, Arimantis who is seated, Great Lord Roelon who is kneeling, Aranrhod who is seated
Obvious exits: southwest, up.

The stars upon the south wall twinkle in and out of existence, and what appears to be a comet streaks along the surface before disappearing into the floor.

Aranrhod says, "And if you forget...use the statue to remind you during these times...not much I can offer"

Aranrhod blinks.

Kadesha gasps.

A snow white beeswax candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

Witcheaven smiles.

Aranrhod says, "That however"

Aranrhod stares at the south wall.

Kadesha gazes thoughtfully at the south wall.

(Witcheaven gazes at the south wall, a tear streaking down her face.)

Roelon furrows his brow.

The faint scent of vanilla fills the air.

Witcheaven just touched the south wall.

Aranrhod smiles quietly to herself.

Silon nods to you.

(Haxley hugs Witcheaven a little tighter.)

Silon whispers, "What was that cannon...?"

Silon grunts.

Silon whispers, "Make that, comet"

Aranrhod says, "That was to give you extra strength...he knows"

Aranrhod nods to Witcheaven.

Witcheaven smiles.

A wisp of smoke rises from a snow white beeswax candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

Kadesha smiles quietly

Witcheaven says, "Thank you.. my Lord."

Kadesha says, "I really really love Ronan"

Haxley smiles at Witcheaven.

Some white incense emits a tendril of vanilla-scented smoke, which forms a lacy pattern in the air before fading away.

Haxley just kissed Witcheaven on the cheek.

Aranrhod nods to Kadesha.

Aranrhod says, "Is why I keep his statue on me"

Aranrhod says, "But for now"

Haxley says, "Now just tell me what to do with It."

You point at the south wall.

Aranrhod says, "Witcheaven needs it more"

You say, "Did ye see."

(Haxley nods to the south wall.)

Haxley chuckles.

Aranrhod nods to you.

Roelon grins.

A bit of melted wax drips from a snow white beeswax candle with a hiss. The flame jumps, burning high for a moment, then settles into a warm glow.

Darkness flickers on the outer corners of the chamber, ever-so-slightly moving.

Witcheaven smiles brightly as she gazes up at the mural.

Haxley glances at a mithril alloy mesh lootbag.

Haxley blinks.

You say, "Hmmm."

Haxley narrows his eyes.

Witcheaven narrows her eyes.

Kadesha mutters under her breath.

You snuff out the vanilla incense.

Roelon squints.

Haxley asks, "Who goes?"

Silon removes a glyph-etched dwarven battle axe from in his wolverine pelt sheath.

Witcheaven slowly empties her lungs.

(Haxley glowers at a corner.)

You say, "Darkness..."

Aranrhod says, "No one that can hurt your soul can hide in these shadows"

Something moves out the corner of your eye, like a prowling creature that slowly circles around the outer-edges of the chamber.

You whisper quietly to Witcheaven, "Did ye see it?"

Haxley stands up.

Haxley removes a silver-etched black steel longsword from in his leather backsheath.
Haxley slings a crested glaes battle shield off from over his shoulder.

Witcheaven nods to you.

Tianni turns around.

Haxley exclaims, "Kadesha! Light!"

Haxley stares at Kadesha.

Kadesha says, "that nae seem like Ronan"

(Iscikella glances out the corner of her eye.)

Witcheaven says, "I will not be afraid any longer."

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

Roelon squints.

Aranrhod stands up.

Aranrhod says, "No"

Kadesha stands up.

Haxley narrows his eyes.

Suddenly an ominous presence worms its way into your mind, the feeling like millions of festering maggots pulsing within and eating through your brain. The nerve-shattering pain is too much for you, and you writhe as you hear icy laughter that sounds like the cracking of bones.

Roelon suddenly screams loudly and writhes in pain!

Arimantis begins to gag and choke!

Silon says something in Giantman.

Haxley growls something vile beneath his breath.

Your mind reels, a vision of a massive stone filling your thoughts. It is hard to focus on details, but its form is familiar, but not.

Kadesha groans.

Aranrhod says, "Umm"

Witcheaven exclaims, "Leave them be!"

Arimantis begins to gag and choke!

Aranrhod removes an oaken wand from in her hooded cloak.

A wisp of smoke rises from a snow white beeswax candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

Silon growls ferociously!

Haxley says, "Dammit...it's Them."

Silon grabs Arimantis and drags him southwest with him.

You are still stunned.

The presence bores deeper into your thoughts and memories, and you feel a radiating hatred from its icy cold touch. A voice colder than anything you have ever felt speaks, each word stabbing into the very essence of your being, "You...are... fragile. You.. will.. be.. broken!" Blackness swims across your vision and what feels like an explosion resounds in your head! Dazed, you open your eyes and feel something warm trickling down your face.

Aranrhod waves an oaken wand at you.
You are no longer stunned.

Roelon lets out a horrible scream and the skin around his face bulges alarmingly, swelling until blood begins to pour down his face!

Kadesha gestures at Roelon.
The glazed look leaves Roelon.

Haxley swears in a fluid mixture of common and elven that would make a spike-thorn take pause.

Witcheaven exclaims, "No!"

Tianni snuffs out a snow white beeswax candle.

Kadesha sighs.

Roelon says, "Ugh..."

Aranrhod asks, "Everyone got their legs?"

You say, "I am seeing a stone."

You ask, "Did ye see it?"

Witcheaven asks, "Do you wish the statue back for the moment?"

You say, "A massive stone."

Aranrhod blinks at you.

Tianni says, "I didn't,"

Witcheaven peers quizzically at Aranrhod.

Roelon vigorously shakes his head.

You fidget.

Aranrhod says, "No"

Kadesha asks, "a stone?"

Witcheaven nods.

Aranrhod smiles at Witcheaven.

Kadesha squints at you.

You nod to Kadesha.

Witcheaven says, "I'll keep it safe then, until this passes."

You notice a vein pulsing in Roelon's forehead.

Silon's group just arrived.

(Witcheaven holds the statue a bit tighter.)

Aranrhod says, "I follow Lumnis...that was a gift I want you to hold for now"

Aranrhod nods to Witcheaven.

You say, "A massive stone."

Aranrhod says, "To help if it can"

Haxley glowers.

Roelon says, "...very strange."

You say, "It's somehow familiar."

Haxley fidgets with his gold and brass ring.

Witcheaven smiles.

Kadesha asks, "what did ye sense Roelon?"

Roelon says, "Just pain."

Roelon grumbles.

You shake your head.

You say, "No, I saw a stone."

Roelon says, "Was very cold."

Aranrhod says, "It is random"

The shadows continue to move on their own accord.

Silon grins at Haxley.

Silon growls ferociously!

Aranrhod says, "The attacks"

Aranrhod blinks.

Arimantis gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

(Iscikella points at the shadows.)

Aranrhod searches around for a moment.

Tianni turns around.

Witcheaven stands up.

(Kadesha glances wearily at the shadows)

Arimantis searches around for a moment.

Roelon squints.

Witcheaven stands in front of a black altar.

Witcheaven kneels down.

Roelon stands up.

Haxley moves to stand in front of Witcheaven.

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.

Roelon moves into a defensive posture, ready to fend off an attack.
Roelon tosses back the edges of his hooded cloak and frees himself for action!

You ask, "No one else saw that?"

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

Witcheaven asks, "Saw.. what?"

Haxley asks, "The shadows movin?"

Silon nods to you.

Haxley glances at you.

Tianni looks over at you and shakes her head.

Arimantis says, "I saw the shadows movin"

Haxley asks, "Or the stone?"

You say, "No."

Kadesha says, "I saw the shadows move"

Witcheaven says, "The shadows.. yes."

Aranrhod says, "I saw the shadows"

You exclaim, "The stone!"

Aranrhod says, "No"

Arimantis asks, "Stone?"

You say, "Not the shadows."

Witcheaven says, "I've only seen shadows move in one other instance.."

Aranrhod says, "I saw no stone"

Arimantis ponders.

You wring your hands.

Tianni says, "We didn't see the stone"

Haxley says, "The word 'no' comes to mind."

Haxley nods.

Arimantis shakes his head.

Witcheaven says, "And it brought.. spiders."

Haxley frowns.

You say, "A massive stone."

Witcheaven fidgets.

Arimantis ponders.

Kadesha just touched Witcheaven.

Roelon ponders.

Haxley says, "Good...maybe they'd help us."

Haxley chuckles.

Roelon says, "Nor I."

Roelon shrugs.

Arimantis asks, "Hmm what sorta stone?"

Witcheaven says, "Somehow.. I don't think this time its Fuzzy of Fluffy."

Haxley says, "Too bad."

Haxley sighs.

Kadesha says, "stand fast Witcheaven, Ronan nae forsake ye"

You say, "I have to go."

You stand back up.

You remove a razor-sharp rolaren falchion from in your tooled-leather harness.
You remove a gleaming eonake tower shield from in your tooled-leather harness.

Witcheaven nods to Kadesha.

Haxley blinks at you.

Kadesha whispers, "where?"

Haxley asks, "Where?"

Witcheaven just touched a black altar.

You shake your head.

Witcheaven stands up.

Arimantis put a star-shaped caramel cookie in his spidersilk vestment.

Kadesha whispers, "bah stay!"

You say, "I have to go."

Witcheaven put a fine glass Ronan statue in her spidersilk backpack.

Haxley snorts.

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

You glance at a roundish stone.

You belt out, "M'lord!"

You belt out, "M'lord Thurfel!"

A slight breeze blows pointedly past you, raising a few goosebumps with its chill, but all else is quiet.

You shiver.

You say, "Well know that isn't ye, m'lord."

You glance at a roundish stone.

You sigh.

You reach out and touch a roundish stone.

You say, "So don't know what it means."

You bite your lip.

look stone
A very distorted picture of a halfling has been etched into this stone.
There appears to be something written on it.

read stone
It reads:
Thurfel was here!

(Iscikella bends from the waist and lightly touches the stone before straightening once more.)

You concentrate on the Transference spell...
You gesture into the air.
A silvery fog envelops you. You feel a sudden lurching motion, and as the fog dissipates you see...

[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. You also see the Atlanteax disk, the Kadesha disk, some white vanilla incense and a snow white beeswax candle.
Also in the room: Tianni, Lady Witcheaven, Great Lord Atlanteax, Great Lord Grandevr, Silon, High Lady Kadesha, Great Lord Roelon, Aranrhod
Obvious exits: southwest, up.

You put a razor-sharp rolaren falchion in your tooled-leather harness.
You put a gleaming eonake tower shield in your tooled-leather harness.

Witcheaven stands in front of a black altar.

Aranrhod asks, "Can you get there safely Tianni?"

Tianni says, "I didn't try."

Roelon squints.

Kadesha peers quizzically at you.

Aranrhod nods.

(Iscikella rubs her temples.)

Lord Nekales just arrived.

Grandevr asks, "Everything alright Iscikella?"

Witcheaven removes a fine glass Ronan statue from in her spidersilk backpack.

Tianni says, "Nekales"

Nekales just kissed Tianni.

Tianni smiles at Nekales.

Tianni just kissed Nekales.

Nekales says, "hi"

Nekales smiles.

Nekales just hugged Aranrhod.

Witcheaven asks, "Are you all right, Iscikella? Its not.. the essence, is it?"

Aranrhod just hugged Nekales.

You nod to Witcheaven.

Tianni just hugged Nekales.

Witcheaven frowns.

You glance at the south wall.

The darkness moves again, as if it was just letting you know it was still there... watching.

Witcheaven frowns.

Nekales says, "hmm"

Kadesha frowns.

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow.

Roelon squints.

You stare at the south wall.

Roelon indicates his sinuous blade with a smile.

You say, "Yes, I know ye're here."

Tianni narrows her eyes.

Kadesha says, "well Liabo is ever watchful too, darkness"

Witcheaven says, "The darkness never likes to admit it has weaknesses."

You stride a few steps toward the south wall.

Aranrhod asks, "Does anyone feel a menace from the darkness?"

You say, "I know ye're here."

Aranrhod shifts her weight.

Witcheaven says, "Its.. here.. but.."

Kadesha paces back and forth.

Nekales leans back.

Kadesha just touched the south wall.

Witcheaven just touched a black altar.

Tianni says, "I can't say I'm very comfortable being watched, and that's how I feel."

Grandevr nods to Silon.

Nekales smiles at Tianni.

Nekales says, "me either"

Silon nods to Grandevr.

Nekales chuckles.

Aranrhod nods to Tianni.

Grandevr glances at the south wall.

You say, "First lesson..."

Witcheaven glances at you.

You stare at the south wall.

Roelon leans back.

Kadesha says, "Liabo is ever watchful, so the darkness ain all dat watchin"

Ichiko just arrived.

Silon whispers, "What happened? There isn't any need to hide wha ya know"

Aranrhod nods.

Silon just hugged Ichiko.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Ichiko just hugged Silon.

Silon nods to Ichiko.

Kadesha kneels down.

Ichiko raises an eyebrow.

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

Two luminous yellow orbs form within the darkness, ever watching.

Tianni nods to Aranrhod.

Ichiko says, "Is there.."

Ichiko gasps.

(Witcheaven pales considerably.)

Silon growls ferociously!

Kadesha snarls menacingly!

Ichiko stands up.

Witcheaven says, "A jackal.."

Aranrhod nods.

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

Tianni takes a few steps back.

Kadesha stands up.

Silon says something in guild speak.

Aranrhod frowns.

Kadesha moves to stand in front of Witcheaven.

Vonka just arrived.

Witcheaven tightens her grip on her Ronan statue.

Aranrhod says, "Witcheaven"

(Iscikella nods slowly.)

Ichiko removes a dark vultite talon sword from in her threaded harness.

Aranrhod says, "You are your own"

Ichiko slings a blackened silver shield off from over her shoulder.

Vonka blinks.

Witcheaven blinks.

Vonka takes a few steps back.

Aranrhod says, "Do not be intimidated"

Silon removes an ora-hilted fillet knife from in his black leather gloves.
Silon slashes his knife through the air, his weapon becoming such a blur that you momentarily see the initials S.O. flash before your eyes.
Silon put an ora-hilted fillet knife in his black leather gloves.

(Vonka glances into the shadows.)

Roelon shifts his weight.

Witcheaven says, "I will not let it.. I will not be afraid."

You ask, "Have ye something to say?"

Kadesha says, "Ronan shall guard ye Witcheaven, nae allow illusion ta deceive"

Aranrhod just hugged Vonka.

You cock your head.

Witcheaven nods to Kadesha.

Aranrhod nods to Witcheaven.

Kadesha rubs Witcheaven gently.

Vonka just hugged Aranrhod.

Aranrhod says, "You had a sign"

Witcheaven smiles.

Grandevr says, "I can't help but wonder what is the connection between Sheru and the Vi...sh"

Roelon grins.

The darkness prowls on the edges of the chamber, its form almost sleek like a canine beast.

Witcheaven says, "Sheru loves terror. He thrives.. on it."

Nekales rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Roelon squints.

Vonka trembles.

Kadesha says, "I have found lornon ta be terribly sore losers"

Witcheaven says, "He can't live without it."

Vonka says, "Sheru..."

Roelon waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Grandevr grins at Kadesha.

Witcheaven says, "His followers get it for him."

Aranrhod scowls.

(Tianni edges closer to Nekales.)

Kadesha kneels down.

(Witcheaven gazes about her.)

You stare at nothing in particular.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Kadesha just touched the south wall.

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Aranrhod exclaims, "Go...she denounces you!"

Witcheaven says, "The followers of Sheru.. are close.. for this reason.."

A gentle breeze causes the last of the fog to dissipate.

Ichiko moves to stand in front of Vonka.

Aranrhod fidgets.

Atlanteax searches around for a moment.

Witcheaven stands in front of a black altar.

Atlanteax gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Witcheaven kneels down.

(Nekales watches the darkness closely)

Witcheaven continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

(Iscikella murmurs softly, "A massive stone... familiar.")

Roelon narrows his eyes.

You bite your lip.

Nekales cocks his head.

Aranrhod whispers, "Where is that blasted stone?"

Kadesha says, "I call on ye Lord Ronan, that ye protect Witcheaven from the grasp of the jackal"

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Aranrhod whispers, "I am trying to remember"

Witcheaven just touched a snow white beeswax candle.

Haxley swears in a fluid mixture of common and elven that would make a spike-thorn take pause.

Witcheaven just touched a grey altar.

Alyxandrah just arrived.

Witcheaven just touched a black altar.

Silon just hugged Alyxandrah.

Haxley just opened a mithril alloy mesh lootbag.

Alyxandrah just hugged Silon.

(Tianni tilts her chin up and whispers something softly into Nekales's ear.)

Kadesha says, "Might yer silver sword drive the darkness from daring to defile your very altar"

Witcheaven just kissed the statue!

Roelon wiggles his ears.

Roelon kneels down.

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

(Vonka moves quietly next to Witcheaven.)

Vonka kneels down.

Aranrhod kneels down.

Haxley blinks.

Vonka says, "We be wit' yer, Milady."

Ichiko squints.

Witcheaven says, "I do not fear the darkness any longer.. I know that Ronan protects me from it."

Atlanteax loses some awareness.

(Witcheaven pales.)

Aranrhod nods to Witcheaven.

Haxley blinks at Witcheaven.

(Nekales turns his head from the darkness and looks down at tianni and nods with a smile)

Grandevr paces back and forth.

Witcheaven says, "I serve Ronan.. not you.. jackal."

(Tianni glances tentatively back to the darkness.)

Kadesha smiles at Witcheaven.

Haxley narrows his eyes.

(Iscikella rubs her temples.)

Aranrhod smiles quietly to herself.

Haxley pulls back his light brown hair into a long, straight ponytail and ties it with his leather hair tie.

Alyxandrah nods to Vonka.

(Witcheaven clenches the statue tighter.)

You say, "If ye have something to speak, speak."

Witcheaven says, "He.. did."

Haxley tightens his grip on his vultite broad axe.

Kadesha peers quizzically at Witcheaven.

Witcheaven says, "To me."

The creature of darkness continues its prowl around the edges of the chamber, its two luminous yellow eyes locked on Witcheaven.

Witcheaven exclaims, "I will not fear you!"

Ichiko grits her teeth.

Nekales rubs his chin thoughtfully.

(Haxley positions himself between the creature and Witcheaven, brandishing his axe.)

Alyxandrah rubs her eyes.

Haxley says, "Leave."

Witcheaven says, "You only gain power over me if I keep my fear with me."

Alyxandrah says, "I must be tired."

Haxley narrows his eyes.

Roelon squints.

You whisper quietly to Kadesha, "This now is not related to what I saw. But I did see... something."

Witcheaven says, "I know your secret, jackal.. I used to serve you."

Kadesha says, "get outta dis hall dern jackal"

Vonka rubs Witcheaven gently.

Witcheaven says, "I renounce my fears! You have no hold on me."

Kadesha grumbles.

Kadesha just touched the south wall.

Aranrhod smiles.

A deep, and almost insane-filled laughter, rises up from every corner of the room like a violent earthquake.

You whisper quietly to Kadesha, "I was trying to remember the stone. Is familiar for some reason."

Aranrhod says, "No...he does not"

Tianni covers her ears.

Vonka trembles.

Aranrhod shudders.

You cover your ears.

Alyxandrah winces.

Haxley glowers.

Alyxandrah covers her ears.

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

Witcheaven says, "Ronan will protect our dreams.."

(Vonka straighten her back.)

Kadesha says, "I get soo tired of the lack of respect they show"

Roelon snorts.

Kadesha grumbles.

Witcheaven says, "And the night."

Haxley says, "I think he wants his athame..."

Haxley smirks.

Witcheaven says, "Then he can have it."

You whisper quietly to Aranrhod, "I must figure out the stone..."

Witcheaven says, "Do not remove it from where you have hidden it."

Witcheaven looks over at Haxley and shakes her head.

Arimantis just arrived.

Haxley says, "I don't plan on it."

Arimantis sits down.

Grandevr says, "Lornons ought to know that Liabo will always be the favored ones... for they bring true Life to the Races"

Haxley turns to face Witcheaven.

Haxley kneels down.

Witcheaven says, "Leave this place, jackal."

Haxley just kissed Witcheaven.

Haxley says something in Half-Elven.

Nekales clasps Tianni's hand tenderly.

Haxley just touched Witcheaven.

Kadesha says, "Arimantis, dern jackal be infestin Ronan's hall"

Arimantis glances at Kadesha.

Roelon shakes his head.

Haxley stands up.

Aranrhod whispers, "I keep thinking I have seen it...but I couldn't have"

Witcheaven tightens her grip on her Ronan statue.

Arimantis says, "Thought the pestkiller was jus here"

Kadesha says, "an ah nae mean Setzier"

Silon asks something in Giantman.

Arimantis grumbles.

Kadesha begins chuckling at Arimantis.

Witcheaven continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Arimantis searches around for a moment.

Haxley asks, "Now...where were we?"

You whisper quietly to Aranrhod, "Hints and yet not hints. I have to figure this out."

Kadesha says, "tol ya Fub was incompentent"

Grandevr nods to Haxley.

Arimantis nods to Kadesha.

Kadesha says, "a jackal critter"

Grandevr mutters candy.

Silon nods.

Grandevr chuckles.

Kadesha says, "harrassin Witcheaven"

Vonka continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Roelon grins.

Arimantis rubs Witcheaven gently.

Aranrhod just touched a grey altar.

Roelon sniffs.

Aranrhod closes her eyes for a moment.

Roelon narrows his eyes.

Witcheaven just touched a black altar.

Kadesha says, "be nice see Ronan skewer em wit his silver sword"

Kadesha nods to Arimantis.

Arimantis gazes with interest at the south wall.

Arimantis chuckles.

The shadows move, and a jackal bounds across the hall towards Witcheaven. Just as it leaps, and slams into her, both the creature and Witcheaven vanish into a mist of darkness.

Haxley swears in a fluid mixture of common and elven that would make a spike-thorn take pause.

Ichiko gasps.

Haxley exclaims, "HEAVEN!"

Vonka gasps.

You scream!

Aranrhod gasps.

Grandevr blinks.

Arimantis stands up.

Kadesha shrieks!

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

Silon bellows a guttural series of oaths.

Alyxandrah's jaw drops.

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.

Nekales says, "whoa"

Aranrhod stands up.

Haxley lets loose with an involved and improbable curse against the day he was born.

Arimantis just went southwest.
Lord Haxley just went southwest.

Grandevr exclaims, "Where is she?!"

Aranrhod just went southwest.

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

Kadesha says, "dark"

Silon just went southwest.

Vonka cocks her head at Kadesha.

You concentrate on the Locate Person spell...
You gesture into the air.
Your vision begins to become murky and clouded. You have a sensation of rapidly passing distance. Eventually your sight begins to clear and a vision of Witcheaven's surroundings fills your mind...
...[Hall of the Dark]
...Almost no light from the surface reaches this room. What does, comes from the walls in a sickly grey glow, sending chills down your spine that have nothing to do with the cold in the air. Two altars, gold to the south and grey to the west, relieve the black in the room, and detailed murals grace the walls behind them.
...Also in the room: Arimantis, Lord Haxley, Lady Witcheaven who is kneeling
...Obvious exits: up.

Kadesha stands up.

Alyxandrah groans.

High Lady Kadesha just went southwest.

Roelon raises an eyebrow.

You concentrate on the Transference spell...
You gesture into the air.
A silvery fog envelops you. You feel a sudden lurching motion, and as the fog dissipates you see...

[Hall of the Dark]
Almost no light from the surface reaches this room. What does, comes from the walls in a sickly grey glow, sending chills down your spine that have nothing to do with the cold in the air. Two altars, gold to the south and grey to the west, relieve the black in the room, and detailed murals grace the walls behind them.
Also in the room: Arimantis, Lord Haxley, Lady Witcheaven who is kneeling
Obvious exits: up.

Aranrhod just arrived.
Silon just arrived.
High Lady Kadesha just arrived.

Haxley says something in Half-Elven.

Haxley glances at Arimantis.

Silon growls ferociously!

Witcheaven exclaims, "You will not have me!"

Witcheaven says, "I can't.. move.."

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

A wave of power flows out of Arimantis and toward Witcheaven who is surrounded by a soft white light.

Great Lord Grandevr's group just arrived.
Ichiko just arrived.
Great Lord Roelon just arrived.

Haxley says, "Not again..."

Vonka just arrived.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Aranrhod exclaims, "She is not your's!"

You concentrate on the Adrenal Surge spell...
You gesture at Witcheaven.
Witcheaven struggles with an amazing degree of strength. She breaks free for a moment!
Witcheaven surges to her feet!

Roelon squints.

Kadesha says, "well if sheru can invade Ronan's hall mebbe Ronan can come heres"

You flail your arms about.

Witcheaven says, "Lord Ronan, I beseech thee.."

Vonka removes a snow white beeswax candle from in her spidersilk cloak.

(Arimantis touches Witcheaven lightly on the forhead, tracing the symbol of Ronan)

Alyxandrah just arrived.

Haxley says, "He's doing it again..."

Vonka carefully places her beeswax candle on the ground.

Arimantis indicates his silver-bound prayerbook with a smile.

Vonka lights the beeswax candle, which flickers and begins to burn.

Haxley clenches his fist.

Arimantis just opened a blackened silver-bound prayerbook.

Vonka exclaims, "Der!"

Grandevr asks, "this isn't the first time?"

Grandevr glances at Haxley.

Roelon drops all defense as he moves into a battle-ready posture.

Alyxandrah just went up.

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

Haxley looks over at Grandevr and shakes his head.

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

Vonka exclaims, "I dun' care whut Sheka say, I'm lightin' dis!"

Haxley says, "This happened to me...the immobilizing, anyway."

Aranrhod says, "Lady...tell your son to show her"

The shadows churn around you like wraiths from a newly formed grave.

You shiver.

Roelon wraps his hooded cloak tightly around himself, as if to keep out the cold.

Ichiko frowns.

Silon mutters something better left unheard.

You ask, "Shadows?"

Witcheaven says, "I will not submit to you Sheru! I am not afraid."

Arimantis moves to stand in front of Witcheaven.

Kadesha snarls menacingly!

Witcheaven exclaims, "I serve Ronan, now and forever!"

Vonka moves to stand in front of Witcheaven.

(Arimantis steps closer to Witcheaven, ignoring the shadows)

Haxley grabs Witcheaven's hand.

Aranrhod smiles at Witcheaven.

Haxley says, "We."

A faint, flickering light emanates from a snow white beeswax candle, warming the room with its glow.

Kadesha asks, "I'ma gonna be scared of wraiths?"

Arimantis put a soft black tassled bookmark in his spidersilk vestment.

Grandevr asks, "Perhaps it is best to return her to the Hall of Mind, to Ronan's altar?"

Arimantis removes a cup of holy water from in his rune-covered bag.

Kadesha says, "methinks"

Kadesha nods.

Aranrhod says, "She says she cannot move"

You say, "I don't think she can move though."

Haxley shakes his head.

Witcheaven says, "My faith has always been to Ronan.. one of your faithful, Sheru, turned me to you against my will. I have broken free."

Haxley says, "See."

Vonka kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

(Arimantis dips his fingers in the holy water, sprinkling it in a circle on the ground around Witcheaven)

Witcheaven says, "I still can't move.. but somehow I was able to find the strength to stand."

Another deep, growling laughter rises up, this time situated around the gold altar.

Roelon shifts his weight.

Kadesha says, "he went up dern, dernit Ronan can come here"

A snow white beeswax candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

You say, "I adrenlin surged ye."

You nod to Witcheaven.

Kadesha gestures at a gold altar.
Kadesha hurls a stream of holy water at a gold altar!
The holy water cleanses the gold altar.

Haxley glowers at a gold altar.

You say, "And I'll try..."

Vonka says, "Lumnis, help Ronan ter help de Spider Lady."

Aranrhod glances at a gold altar.

Witcheaven says, "Lord Ronan, I serve only Lord Ronan."

You bite your lip.

Pyrocite suddenly fades into view.

Pyrocite says, "Now that.. is a pity."

Haxley says, "Oh great."

You close your eyes for a moment.

Haxley gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Arimantis glances at Pyrocite.

You say, "Hope this works."

Pyrocite smiles at Witcheaven.

Witcheaven says, "Pyrocite.."

Ichiko frowns.

You concentrate on the Empathic Dispel spell...
You gesture at Witcheaven.
CS: +342 - TD: +109 + CvA: +14 + d100: +49 - -5 == +301
Warding failed!

Vonka blinks at Pyrocite.

You shake your head.

As Pyrocite touches her black steel scythe, she narrows her eyes and smiles to herself with a satisfied look.

You say, "No, won't."

Witcheaven says, "I still.. can't move."

Arimantis says, "She has always been Ronan's.. an you full well know it"

You say, "She isn't bound."

Arimantis stares at Pyrocite.

You say, "Not by magic."

Haxley says, "She's paralyzed."

You nod to Haxley.

Haxley nods to you.

A small draft catches the flame of a snow white beeswax candle and it flickers brightly.

Pyrocite laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Grandevr rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Haxley snorts.

Kadesha says, "yer mind be yer own Witcheaven"

Pyrocite asks, "I warned you, did I not?"

Pyrocite peers quizzically at Witcheaven.

Aranrhod says, "Just to frighten her...but look...she is not frightened"

Haxley says, "I should give it to her..."

Arimantis says, "Was but through tricks that ya got her to do anythin but what her true path was"

Pyrocite says, "Many, many years ago."

Haxley glances at Witcheaven.

Aranrhod smiles.

Kadesha stares at Pyrocite.

Witcheaven says, "Lord Ronan, I beseech you.. please protect your servants from the fear in the night."

Darkness continues to encroach upon the chamber, threatening to snuff out even the smallest of light.

You shudder.

Pyrocite removes a twisted black wax candle from in her leather sack.

Ichiko squints.

Pyrocite carefully places her black wax candle on the ground.

(Vonka shields the candle.)

Aranrhod says, "Cast light"

Roelon squints.

Pyrocite lights the black wax candle, which flickers and begins to burn.

Haxley says, "She did."

Aranrhod nods.

Kadesha says, "I did"

Pyrocite says, "And a candle for the darkness, as well."

Arimantis says, "Pyrocite.. you an yer jackal friend have interfeard with Ronan's work.. an you will pay"

A wisp of smoke rises from a snow white beeswax candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

Vonka wrinkles her nose.

Pyrocite asks, "By whom? You?"

Pyrocite sneers at Arimantis.

Grandevr gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Pyrocite says, "She has betrayed us."

Aranrhod says, "Of course not"

Aranrhod says, "Ronan"

Arimantis asks, "Betrayed you?"

Aranrhod nods to Pyrocite.

Arimantis smirks.

Witcheaven says, "What is done, is done. You cannot undo this Pyrocite. Not you or your Lord."

Kadesha asks, "ever wonder why ronan's symbol is a silver sword?"

Pyrocite says, "I walk where Ronan cannot talk me."

Arimantis says, "I wols say it is the other way around"

Kadesha smiles at Pyrocite.

Pyrocite says, "Insecurity, perhaps."

Pyrocite smiles at Kadesha.

A twisted black wax candle burns with a warm golden light.

Witcheaven says, "I will never fear the night again. Not since I know Ronan protects me, he always has."

Aranrhod says, "You walk where you can try to distort what he does say to you"

The shadows part to reveal two luminous yellow eyes that glow ferociously. Slowly, and almost graceful for a beast, it slips out of the darkness.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Witcheaven says, "I just needed to let him."

The beeswax candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.

Pyrocite says, "My Lord was once your Lord, Witcheaven."

Aranrhod blinks.

Ichiko moves to stand in front of Witcheaven.

Vonka gulps.

Haxley's jaw drops.

Witcheaven exclaims, "I do not serve you!"

Vonka trembles.

The black-furred jackal sits down.

Aranrhod says, "Jackal"

Pyrocite says, "And you will pay for your disloyalty."

Grandevr asks, "So you walk along the path of ignorance as opposed to enlightenment Pyrocite?"

Kadesha glances at a black-furred jackal.

Pyrocite bows to the black-furred jackal.

Look jackal
You see a fairly typical black-furred jackal that is sitting down.
It appears to be in good shape.
It has nothing at this time.

Roelon squints.

Witcheaven says, "I have always been loyal to Ronan! I was manipulated into serving Sheru."

desc jackal
The large canine is obviously closely related to his domestic cousins, but his vicious growl and the feral gleam in his intelligent eyes speak of his far wilder nature. Ticks and burs speckle his matted, dusty fur, and his wolflike tail sweeps from side to side as he prepares to spring on his intended prey.

Haxley moves to stand in front of Witcheaven.

Vonka just touched Witcheaven.

A black-furred jackal growls in a feral tone, "Do you leave our Faith?"

Pyrocite says, "I am more Enlightened than you will ever hope to be."

As Kadesha rubs her falchion, a pink wisp of light appears in the air before you briefly.

Witcheaven says, "I was never part of your faith."

Arimantis says, "Jackal.. you have no claim over her. Sher service ta you was through nothin but trickery"

A twisted black wax candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

Witcheaven says, "Not truly."

Arimantis stares at a black-furred jackal.

Grandevr says, "You are deluded Pyrocite, plain and simple"

Pyrocite kneels down.

A snow white beeswax candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

Kadesha barks wildly at a black-furred jackal!

Pyrocite says, "I see more clearly than all of you..."

You cock your head at a black-furred jackal.

A black-furred jackal growls in a feral tone, "She has killed in our name, in our blood. She is one of us, and never soon parted."

Witcheaven says, "You see what Sheru wishes.. you to see."

Vonka gulps.

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

A black-furred jackal stands up.

Witcheaven exclaims, "I will not be part of you!"

You ask, "Never soon parted?"

Aranrhod says, "We all make mistakes"

Arimantis says, "Yer favored servant tricked her.. was not of her will"

Pyrocite says, "And that is enough."

You blink.

Aranrhod stares off into space.

Witcheaven exclaims, "Never!"

Kadesha says, "no binds that Liabo canne break, jackal"

Haxley moves to stand in front of Witcheaven.

Haxley stares at a black-furred jackal.

Arimantis moves to stand in front of Witcheaven.

A twisted black wax candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

Ichiko exclaims, "In the name of Voln, come no closer!"

Arimantis turns to face a black-furred jackal.

Grandevr gazes in amazement at a black-furred jackal.

Ichiko raises her vultite talon sword in triumph!

Aranrhod moves to stand in front of Witcheaven.

A snow white beeswax candle burns with a warm golden light.

Kadesha says, "as Lorminstra delivered me so will Ronan aid her"

Arimantis says, "You will not have her, an she will not be tricked again"

Grandevr says, "it's incredible how dang ugly and repulsive this... mutt... is"

Grandevr glances at a black-furred jackal.

Haxley winces.

Haxley glances at a mithril alloy mesh lootbag.

A black-furred jackal growls in a feral tone, "You have wavered from us once time before, child."

Witcheaven exclaims, "Lord Ronan!"

Vonka trembles.

A black-furred jackal snarls.

You blink.

Pyrocite says, "I did give you my warning...once before, and never again."

Roelon turns to face a black-furred jackal.

Silon hunches his shoulders and snarls menacingly at a black-furred jackal!

Roelon stifles a yawn.

Kadesha says, "where is a moldy bone when ya need one"

Witcheaven says, "I will not.. serve.. you."

The black wax candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

A black-furred jackal tries to bite Roelon!
AS: +1224 vs DS: +239 with AvD: +24 + d100 roll: +85 = +1094
... and hits for 398 points of damage!
Shot shatters shoulder and severs left arm!
* Roelon drops dead at your feet!

Kadesha grumbles.

(Arimantis says a silent prayer over Witcheaven, never taking his eyes off the jackal)

Aranrhod gasps.

Haxley's jaw drops.

Pyrocite laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Silon glances at a black-furred jackal.

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

Arimantis put a cup of holy water in his spidersilk vestment.

Roelon gives a ghostly chortle.

The beeswax candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.

A black-furred jackal growls in a feral tone, "There will be no insolence in this chamber, mortal."

Witcheaven says, "You can kill them all, and yet you will not get their fear or their souls."

Alyxandrah just arrived.

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

Alyxandrah glances at Roelon.

You see Great Lord Roelon McColend the Giantman Huntmaster.
He appears to be in his 90's, has long, braided white hair, multihued eyes, and tanned skin.
He has some long veil iron-beaded white braids tied into a ponytail with a dark silver clasp, and a tattoo of a somber black dragon that coils upwards from jaw to temple.
He appears to be DEAD!
He has a completely severed left arm.

Witcheaven says, "They are protected by the light of the Liabo."

Alyxandrah glances at a black-furred jackal.

You mutter something inaudible.

Haxley winces.

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

Aranrhod kneels down.

Haxley closes his eyes for a moment.

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon say, "There shall be more to come, beast."

Arimantis asks, "Was that supposed ta scare someone?"

Aranrhod rubs Roelon gently.

Haxley shakes his head.

Arimantis smirks.

A black-furred jackal howls out with an almost maniac laughter.

Haxley shakes his head.

Kadesha says, "Witcheaven, you also are protected by the light of Liabo"

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left arm feels better.

Aranrhod stands up.

Kadesha just touched Witcheaven.

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left arm feels better.

Pyrocite glances at Witcheaven.

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left arm feels better.

You concentrate on the Limb Scar Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left arm feels better.

A twisted black wax candle burns with a warm golden light.

Pyrocite says, "Liabo only offers their protection when they see fit."

Witcheaven exclaims, "Lord Ronan! Let the night be free of these beasts!"

A black-furred jackal slowly begins to stalk towards Witcheaven.

Pyrocite asks, "Who watches for you now?"

Arimantis removes a silver Ronan symbol from in his rune-covered bag.

A wisp of smoke rises from a snow white beeswax candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

Vonka gulps.

Malikary just arrived.

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

Pyrocite cackles insanely, wild-eyed and drooling.

You concentrate on the Limb Scar Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left arm feels better.

Kadesha moves to stand in front of Witcheaven.

(Haxley stands between the jackal and Witcheaven.)

Malikary blinks.

Witcheaven says, "Ronan will always watch over me. Even in death, I have always been his."

Haxley glowers darkly at a black-furred jackal.

Ichiko glares at Pyrocite.

Pyrocite glances at Haxley.

Kadesha glowers darkly at a black-furred jackal.

Pyrocite says, "A bad idea."

(Arimantis steps infront of Witcheaven, his symbol held out before him)

You concentrate on the Limb Scar Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left arm feels better.

Alyxandrah leans on her falchion.

Arimantis indicates his Ronan symbol with a smile.

Arimantis stares at a black-furred jackal.

Haxley says, "He couldn't stop me before."

Haxley glances at Pyrocite.

(Iscikella rubs her temples.)

Arianiss just arrived.

Pyrocite asks, "And you tempt him again?"

Malikary just touched a mistwood measuring stick charm.

(Vonka searches her clothing desperately for a symbol to hold up.)

Haxley snorts.

Alyxandrah smiles.

Arianiss stares at Roelon.

A twisted black wax candle burns with a warm golden light.

Arimantis says, "She will not be tricked er feared inta yer service again"

Aranrhod coughs.

Haxley says, "What happens to her happens to me."

Witcheaven asks, "You have to make people submit to you against their will, can't you get them to serve you any other way, jackal?"

A black-furred jackal growls in a feral tone, "Your fear I will have, and your soul will be shared with the Serpent."

Malikary just touched an ebonwood jackal's head talisman.

Lord Duoncon's group just arrived.

Witcheaven says, "No."

A snow white beeswax candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

Duoncon says, "here"

Kadesha snarls menacingly!

Duoncon just kneeled down and pulled Roelon's lifeless body into his arms.

Arianiss glances at a black-furred jackal.

Haxley squints at a black-furred jackal.

Witcheaven exclaims, "I will not give my soul to Luukos!"

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.

You glance at a black-furred jackal.

Rosabel smiles at Roelon.

Witcheaven exclaims, "It is Ronan's!"

Duoncon growls ferociously!

Roelon gives a ghostly chuckle.

Kadesha says, "now dems fightin words"

Duoncon glances at a black-furred jackal.

Pyrocite says, "You don't really have to give it."

You ask, "Sharing what we do not own?"

Duoncon stands up.

Kadesha tightens her grip on her veniom-hilted falchion.

Haxley exclaims, "Hush!"

Pyrocite says, "If you die with a lie on your lips..."

You say, "How generous."

A black-furred jackal prowls towards Witcheaven, its lips curling back baring its teeth.

Pyrocite says, "And you've lied, Witcheaven. Lied very, very poorly."

Grandevr says, "A bad idea, Pyrocite, is to "follow" this false god, named Sheru... who is but a pittance in the scheme of things"

Pyrocite shakes her head at Witcheaven and clucks her tongue.

Haxley just opened a mithril alloy mesh lootbag.

Haxley stares.

Aranrhod says, "He soul is her own"

Arimantis offers Witcheaven a silver Ronan symbol.

Witcheaven says, "I do not lie. I will always serve Ronan."

Kadesha says, "dernit jackal I thought Sheka owed you, go get her an leave Witcheaven alone"

A faint, flickering light emanates from a twisted black wax candle, warming the room with its glow.

Witcheaven says, "I still.. can't .. move."

Pyrocite says, "You lied to us."

Duoncon squints.

A wave of power flows out of Arimantis and toward Witcheaven who is surrounded by a soft white light.

Witcheaven says, "You lied to me."

A wisp of smoke rises from a snow white beeswax candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

Arianiss says, "Sheru. a false god.. hah."

Roelon gives a ghostly chuckle.

Arianiss just kneeled down and pulled Roelon's lifeless body into his arms.

Witcheaven says, "You did Pyrocite.. and Setzier.. and especially Sheru."

(Arianiss presses his hand to Roelon's forehead.)

(Arimantis hangs his symbol around Witcheaven's neck)

A black-furred jackal points at Arianiss.
... 50 points of damage!
Head is vaporized by decompression!
* Arianiss drops dead at your feet!

Aranrhod says, "Folks makes mistakes in their paths"

(Haxley glowers at something in his lootbag.)

Rosabel just kissed Arianiss on the forehead.

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon say, "Sheru is more then just false..."

Rosabel rubs Arianiss gently.

Malikary blinks.

Silon lets out a loud snarling growl and goes berserk!

Vonka gasps.

Silon screams with a maniacal bloodlust!

Silon swings a glyph-etched dwarven battle axe at a black-furred jackal!
AS: +227 vs DS: +3404 with AvD: +36 + d100 roll: +55 = -3086
A clean miss.

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow.

Silon growls with noticeable bloodlust in his eyes!

You take a quick appraisal of Arianiss and find that he has severe head trauma and bleeding from the ears.
He is also quite dead.

Duoncon says, "wha the"

Haxley blinks.

Vonka screams!

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

Aranrhod kneels down.

Rosabel removes a rose-shaped violet glaes flask from in her fur hooded cloak.

Pyrocite says, "I never lied to you, Witcheaven."

You glare.

Silon swings a glyph-etched dwarven battle axe at a black-furred jackal!
AS: +227 vs DS: +3392 with AvD: +36 + d100 roll: +55 = -3074
A clean miss.

A black-furred jackal growls in a feral tone, "Insolent mortals!"

Aranrhod rubs Arianiss gently.

Silon throws back his head and lets out a blood-curdling howl!
Silon swings a glyph-etched dwarven battle axe at a black-furred jackal!
AS: +227 vs DS: +3404 with AvD: +36 + d100 roll: +5 = -3136
A clean miss.

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

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon say, "Sheru is the scum, at the bottom of ones boot."

Aranrhod stands up.

Duoncon says, "gods"

Pyrocite says, "Not even my soul goes to Luukos. It goes only to Him."

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

Vonka wrings her hands.

Silon screams with a maniacal bloodlust!
Silon swings a glyph-etched dwarven battle axe at a black-furred jackal!
AS: +227 vs DS: +3404 with AvD: +36 + d100 roll: +33 = -3108
A clean miss.

You hear the ghostly voice of Arianiss exclaim, "Insolent!? That I choose to help my friend?!"

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

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

Silon swings a glyph-etched dwarven battle axe at a black-furred jackal!
AS: +227 vs DS: +3392 with AvD: +36 + d100 roll: +50 = -3079
A clean miss.

The glow from a twisted black wax candle softly illuminates the room.

Silon growls with noticeable bloodlust in his eyes!

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

Alyxandrah gazes heavenward.

A black-furred jackal charges at Silon!
AS: +1212 vs DS: +68 with AvD: +35 + d100 roll: +93 = +1272
... and hits for 226 points of damage!
Incredible blast shatters head into a red spray.
* Silon drops dead at your feet!

Pyrocite bursts out in loud, raucous laughter.

Arimantis says, "You will not have her.. an your tricks will not scare me"

Alyxandrah gazes heavenward.

Pyrocite exclaims, "Kill them all!"

You flail your arms about.

Pyrocite throws her head back and howls!

A bit of melted wax drips from a snow white beeswax candle with a hiss. The flame jumps, burning high for a moment, then settles into a warm glow.

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

Duoncon shakes his head.

Arimantis stares at a black-furred jackal.

Aranrhod sighs.

Malikary growls ferociously!

Aranrhod kneels down.

Aranrhod rubs Silon gently.

A black-furred jackal returns its attention back to Witcheaven.

Roelon gives a ghostly chortle.

Vonka continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

You start to cry all over the place.

Kadesha sighs.

You hear the ghostly voice of Silon say, "Fiend, leave this town"

Alyxandrah blinks at you.

You take a quick appraisal of Silon and find that he has severe head trauma and bleeding from the ears.
He is also quite dead.

Aranrhod stands up.

Pyrocite takes off a gold-veined crimson glaes symbol inlaid with a black vaalin jackal's head.

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

You recognize Kadesha using the Symbol of Recognition.

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

Ichiko rubs a silver Niima symbol.

Haxley surveys the area.

Witcheaven says, "Even the light fades into this chamber, Sheru."

Vonka says, "Please, Lumnis..... an Ronan.... help de Spider Lady."

Aranrhod says, "He will not leave"

Arimantis glances at a silver Ronan symbol.

Arimantis ponders.

Haxley just touched a jackal-carved onyx athame inset with faceted ruby eyes.

Alyxandrah says, "It's not quite effective when you say that dead."

Haxley shivers.

Alyxandrah begins chuckling at Silon.

Witcheaven says, "You will never be rid of it."

Haxley shakes his head.

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

Aranrhod says, "Not the town"

Haxley says, "Not again..."

A black-furred jackal howls out with an almost maniac laughter.

Witcheaven says, "Ronan will always triumph over you."

Pyrocite says, "Then it shall be strangled...perhaps like you."

Aranrhod says, "But he will leave Witcheaven"

Pyrocite glances at Witcheaven.

Alyxandrah giggles.

Arimantis gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Arimantis gestures at a silver Ronan symbol.
Arimantis begins muttering softly, the exact words you cannot discern.
Arimantis falls into a deep trancelike state.

A twisted black wax candle burns with a warm golden light.

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

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

A black-furred jackal growls ferociously!

Kadesha just touched Arimantis.

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

Kadesha kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Aranrhod kneels down.

A bit of melted wax drips from a snow white beeswax candle with a hiss. The flame jumps, burning high for a moment, then settles into a warm glow.

Arimantis says, "Ronan.. I call you to help Witcheaven"

Witcheaven exclaims, "Lord Ronan! Free me from this darkness!"

A black-furred jackal tries to bite Arimantis!
AS: +1224 vs DS: +211 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +59 = +1104
... and hits for 412 points of damage!
Shot shatters hip and severs right leg!
Arimantis screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled right leg!
* Arimantis drops dead at your feet!

Pyrocite asks, "You call him HERE?"

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

Grandevr asks, "can you give it to her Arimantis? to hold and wear?"

Pyrocite snarls menacingly!

Malikary snarls menacingly!

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon say, "Blasted Jackal."

Vonka says, "Help de Spider Lady, liked yer helped me."

You exclaim, "Arimantis!"

Kadesha says, "Ronan can answer still"

You kneel down.

You pull Arimantis's lifeless body into your arms.

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

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

You take a quick appraisal of Arimantis and find that he has some minor cuts and bruises on his left hand, and a completely severed right leg.
He is bleeding from the right leg.
He is also quite dead.

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

Pyrocite holds her crimson glaes symbol high, staring intently into the image of a black jackal's head. The symbol radiates a crimson glow, and the image shimmers and coalesces for a moment into the visage of Sheru for all to see. Words seem to spring unbidden to Pyrocite's lips as the vision overwhelms her and she calls out, "Grant that we be worthy of your nightmares, Master of terror!"

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

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon exclaim, "Kill the diseased beast!"

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

You hear the ghostly voice of Arimantis say, "Kill me if you will.. Ronan has heard my call"

Vonka trembles.

You fling yourself on the body of Arimantis, wailing mournfully.

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

Pyrocite bursts out in loud, raucous laughter.

Kadesha rubs Arimantis gently.

Aranrhod asks, "Scared of Ronan hearing?"

Haxley says, "We hope."

Vonka stares at a black-furred jackal.

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your right leg feels better.

A black-furred jackal growls in a feral tone, "Take these corpses from my sight, before I feast upon them and offer their souls to Luukos."

Pyrocite exclaims, "And he does not answer!"

Aranrhod rubs Arimantis gently.

Haxley scowls.

A twisted black wax candle burns with a warm golden light.

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your right leg feels better.

Pyrocite stares at Arimantis.

You hear the ghostly voice of Arianiss say, "Too late."

Alyxandrah rubs Vonka gently.

Malikary removes an ebonwood jackal's head talisman from his neck.

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your right leg feels better.

Duoncon glances at a black-furred jackal.

You concentrate on the Limb Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left hand feels better.

The beeswax candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

Kadesha glowers darkly at a black-furred jackal.

Witcheaven says, "Ronan is always with me. He is with us all."

Alexhandro suddenly fades into view.

Kadesha mutters something about snakes.

You glance at a black-furred jackal.

You hear the ghostly voice of Arimantis ask, "Who seems to be afraid.. hmm jackal?"

Haxley says, "Leave us and I'll give Setzier the athame."

You hear the ghostly voice of Arianiss ask, "Uh.. Witcheaven?"

Haxley glances at a black-furred jackal.

Witcheaven asks, "Do you not remember what it is like to have a peaceful dream, Pyrocite?"

Alyxandrah just hugged Alexhandro.

Grandevr recites:
"Ronan is the *True* God of the Night"

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

You hear the ghostly voice of Arianiss exclaim, "What have you done with the real Witcheaven?!"

Arianiss's spirit lets out a hollow moan.

Pyrocite says, "I have never had a peaceful dream that i cared to remember."

Malikary glances at an ebonwood jackal's head talisman.

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon say, "Ye may try, monster. And ah would hope ye die by eatin' mah flesh."

Witcheaven says, "I have slept well, under Ronan's embrace for the first time in almost twenty years."

Aranrhod says, "He hears"

The black wax candle flickers softly, casting a warm light throughout the area.

You hear the ghostly voice of Arimantis say, "Witcheaven has seen through Setziers tricks Ariannis"

A black-furred jackal howls out with an almost maniac laughter.

Aranrhod says, "He heard before you came"

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

A wisp of smoke rises from a snow white beeswax candle as the hot wax drips and splutters.

Aranrhod stares at a black-furred jackal.

Kadesha stands up.

You hear the ghostly voice of Arimantis say, "an through the jackal's as well"

Witcheaven says, "You will not make me afraid any longer."

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

Lady Angelrise just arrived.

Aranrhod nods to Witcheaven.

A black-furred jackal growls in a feral tone, "Fear is in your eyes, I can smell it."

Kadesha scowls at a gold altar.

Minkster just arrived.

Aranrhod stands up.

Angelrise blinks.

Alyxandrah glances at Angelrise.

You hear the ghostly voice of Arianiss say, "Jackal. Raise me and I'll wear a symbol of Sheru's power."

Lord Nekales's group just arrived.

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

Duoncon just hugged Minkster.

Alyxandrah says, "How perfect."

Allaysha just arrived.

Vonka shudders.

Witcheaven exclaims, "I do *NOT* fear you!"

Aranrhod scoffs.

Pyrocite glances at Witcheaven.

Allaysha blinks.

Minkster smiles at Duoncon.

Duoncon glances at Arianiss.

Alyxandrah says, "Angelrise, now you can bow before the jackal and kiss it's paws."

(Angelrise falls to her knees.)

Alyxandrah just tickled Angelrise.

Malikary growls ferociously!

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon ask, "Arianiss?"

Angelrise kneels down.

Grandevr glances at Arianiss.

Angelrise stares at a black-furred jackal.

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon say, "Do it, and ah will kill ye instead."

Angelrise softly kisses her Sheru symbol, murmuring to herself.

Roelon gives a ghostly chortle.

Pyrocite says, "You should fear Him."

You hear the ghostly voice of Arianiss say, "I just want to be raised."

The spirit of Arianiss mutters, complaining bitterly about his state of affairs.

The black wax candle burns warmly, lending a soft light to the room.

Angelrise gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

You hear the ghostly voice of Arimantis say, "There is no fear here.. Ronan has heard my call, an you will pay for what you have done"

Pyrocite says, "How irreverent to do otherwise."

You pull Arianiss's lifeless body into your arms.

Malikary kneels down.

Angelrise says, "M'lord..."

A snow white beeswax candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.

Angelrise's face turns slightly pale.

Witcheaven says, "Sheru wishes you to fear him. Its how he gains power over you."

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

Roelon gives a ghostly chuckle.

Witcheaven says, "I will not fear you, Sheru. You will no longer have that power over me."

Aranrhod says, "I do not fear"

Pyrocite asks, "And threatening from death?"

Rosabel removes a handful of magical dust from in her velvet pouch.

A black-furred jackal closes its eyes.

You hear the ghostly voice of Roelon say, "Ah nae fear the jackal. Ah feel pitty."

Angelrise squints.

Allaysha drops to her knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Allaysha's arms fall slack at her side and her eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Tianni drops to her knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Tianni's arms fall slack at her side and her eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Nekales drops to his knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Nekales's arms fall slack at his side and his eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Minkster drops to her knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Minkster's arms fall slack at her side and her eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Angelrise's arms fall slack at her side and her eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Curthieus drops to his knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Curthieus's arms fall slack at his side and his eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Alexhandro drops to his knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Alexhandro's arms fall slack at his side and his eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Rosabel drops to her knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Rosabel's arms fall slack at her side and her eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Duoncon drops to his knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Duoncon's arms fall slack at his side and his eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Malikary's arms fall slack at his side and his eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Alyxandrah drops to her knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Alyxandrah's arms fall slack at her side and her eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Pyrocite's arms fall slack at her side and her eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Vonka's arms fall slack at her side and her eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Ichiko drops to her knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Ichiko's arms fall slack at her side and her eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Grandevr drops to his knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Grandevr's arms fall slack at his side and his eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Kadesha drops to her knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Kadesha's arms fall slack at her side and her eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Aranrhod drops to her knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Aranrhod's arms fall slack at her side and her eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Overcome by the foul stench of pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, your arms fall slack at your sides and feel your limbs slipping away as an utter and complete fear seizes a suffocating control of your mind and body!

Haxley drops to his knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Haxley's arms fall slack at his side and his eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

Witcheaven drops to her knees in utter despair! Overcome by the pure evil emanating from the black-furred jackal, Witcheaven's arms fall slack at her side and her eyes grow wide with an overwhelming look of fear!

You hear the ghostly voice of Arianiss say, "I fear Sheru! Really, I do. Raise me now jackal! I have a symbol of Sheru in my pouch."

To your utter amazement, Arimantis's mouth opens and a terrible scream of rage comes out along with a wall of force that ripples out from Arimantis's pale body
A black-furred jackal is caught by the force!

To your utter amazement, Arimantis's mouth opens and a terrible scream of rage comes out along with a wall of force that ripples out from Arimantis's pale body
A black-furred jackal is caught by the force!

To your utter amazement, Arimantis's mouth opens and a terrible scream of rage comes out along with a wall of force that ripples out from Arimantis's pale body
A black-furred jackal is unharmed.

To your utter amazement, Arimantis's mouth opens and a terrible scream of rage comes out along with a wall of force that ripples out from Arimantis's pale body
A black-furred jackal is unharmed.

To your utter amazement, Arimantis's mouth opens and a terrible scream of rage comes out along with a wall of force that ripples out from Arimantis's pale body
A black-furred jackal is unharmed.

Alyxandrah struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 108 + FvP: 33 + d100(L): 95 = 1820
Warding failed!
Alyxandrah moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Angelrise struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 129 + FvP: 20 + d100(L): 49 = 1740
Warding failed!
Angelrise moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Curthieus struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 159 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 62 = 1731
Warding failed!
Curthieus twitches fitfully!

Allaysha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 18 + FvP: 36 + d100(L): 63 = 1881
Warding failed!
Allaysha babbles hysterically, drool running down her chin!

Ichiko struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 48 + FvP: 27 + d100(L): 73 = 1852
Warding failed!
Ichiko moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Minkster struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 369 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 11 = 1470
Warding failed!
Minkster eyes grow wide with inner terror!

Nekales struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 66 + FvP: 34 + d100(L): 12 = 1780
Warding failed!
Nekales remains huddled on the ground in a spastic, jittering heap!

Kadesha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 471 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 59 = 1407
Warding failed!
Kadesha clutches her head and giggles madly, before choking on a pitiful whimper!

You struggle against your fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 231 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 75 = 1663
Warding failed!
You moan pitifully as you hold your head in your hands, unable to do anything but whimper with fear!

Rosabel struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 150 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 40 = 1718
Warding failed!
Rosabel opens her mouth and tries to scream, but nothing comes out!

Pyrocite struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 264 + FvP: 30 + d100(L): 92 = 1658
Warding failed!
Pyrocite twitches fitfully!

Aranrhod struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 120 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 88 = 1796
Warding failed!
Aranrhod moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Witcheaven struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 84 + FvP: 32 + d100(L): 9 = 1757
Warding failed!
Witcheaven moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Haxley struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 108 + FvP: 32 + d100(L): -74 = 1650
Warding failed!
Haxley chatters his teeth rapidly!

Grandevr struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 216 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 47 = 1650
Warding failed!
Grandevr chatters his teeth rapidly!

Duoncon struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 117 + FvP: 35 + d100(L): 54 = 1772
Warding failed!
Duoncon is racked by convulsive shivers!

Tianni struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 75 + FvP: 29 + d100(L): 16 = 1770
Warding failed!
Tianni cries out in sheer terror!

Malikary struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 63 + FvP: 31 + d100(L): 6 = 1774
Warding failed!
Malikary is racked by convulsive shivers!

Alexhandro struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 87 + FvP: 34 + d100(L): -82 = 1665
Warding failed!
Alexhandro moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Vonka struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 75 + FvP: 26 + d100(L): 18 = 1769
Warding failed!
Vonka clutches her head and giggles madly, before choking on a pitiful whimper!

To your utter amazement, Arimantis's mouth opens and a terrible scream of rage comes out along with a wall of force that ripples out from Arimantis's pale body
A black-furred jackal is unharmed.

A black-furred jackal howls with maniac laughter!

Roelon gives a ghostly chuckle.

Angelrise struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 129 + FvP: 20 + d100(L): 86 = 1777
Warding failed!
Angelrise gibbers fitfully!

Curthieus struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 159 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 19 = 1688
Warding failed!
Curthieus clutches his head and giggles madly, before choking on a pitiful whimper!

Allaysha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 18 + FvP: 36 + d100(L): 81 = 1899
Warding failed!
Allaysha moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Ichiko struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 48 + FvP: 27 + d100(L): 43 = 1822
Warding failed!
Ichiko is racked by convulsive shivers!

Minkster struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 369 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 7 = 1466
Warding failed!
Minkster eyes grow wide with inner terror!

Alyxandrah struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 108 + FvP: 33 + d100(L): 65 = 1790
Warding failed!
Alyxandrah babbles hysterically, drool running down her chin!

Nekales struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 66 + FvP: 34 + d100(L): 35 = 1803
Warding failed!
Nekales chatters his teeth rapidly!

Kadesha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 471 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 98 = 1446
Warding failed!
Kadesha moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

You struggle against your fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 231 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 32 = 1620
Warding failed!
You wail in exquisite fear!

Rosabel struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 150 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 38 = 1716
Warding failed!
Rosabel moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Pyrocite struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 264 + FvP: 30 + d100(L): 72 = 1638
Warding failed!
Pyrocite clutches herself and sobs pitifully as drool runs down her chin!

Aranrhod struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 120 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 11 = 1719
Warding failed!
Aranrhod moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Witcheaven struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 84 + FvP: 32 + d100(L): -92 = 1656
Warding failed!
Witcheaven moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Haxley struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 108 + FvP: 32 + d100(L): 40 = 1764
Warding failed!
Haxley moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Grandevr struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 216 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 27 = 1630
Warding failed!
Grandevr moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Duoncon struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 117 + FvP: 35 + d100(L): -27 = 1691
Warding failed!
Duoncon moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Tianni struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 75 + FvP: 29 + d100(L): 30 = 1784
Warding failed!
Tianni cries out in sheer terror!

Malikary struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 63 + FvP: 31 + d100(L): 6 = 1774
Warding failed!
Malikary wails in exquisite fear!

Alexhandro struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 87 + FvP: 34 + d100(L): 94 = 1841
Warding failed!
Alexhandro rocks back and forth while sobbing uncontrollably!

Vonka struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 75 + FvP: 26 + d100(L): 89 = 1840
Warding failed!
Vonka cries out in sheer terror!

A twisted black wax candle glows warmly with a soft, flickering light.

Angelrise struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 129 + FvP: 20 + d100(L): 50 = 1741
Warding failed!
Angelrise rocks back and forth while sobbing uncontrollably!

Curthieus struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 159 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 29 = 1698
Warding failed!
Curthieus wails in exquisite fear!

Allaysha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 18 + FvP: 36 + d100(L): 15 = 1833
Warding failed!
Allaysha clutches her head and giggles madly, before choking on a pitiful whimper!

Ichiko struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 48 + FvP: 27 + d100(L): 16 = 1795
Warding failed!
Ichiko babbles hysterically, drool running down her chin!

Minkster struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 369 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): -122 = 1337
Warding failed!
Minkster clutches her head and giggles madly, before choking on a pitiful whimper!

Alyxandrah struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 108 + FvP: 33 + d100(L): 84 = 1809
Warding failed!
Alyxandrah is racked by convulsive shivers!

Nekales struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 66 + FvP: 34 + d100(L): 62 = 1830
Warding failed!
Nekales wails in exquisite fear!

Kadesha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 471 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 99 = 1447
Warding failed!
Kadesha cries out in sheer terror!

You struggle against your fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 231 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 30 = 1618
Warding failed!
You moan pitifully as you hold your head in your hands, unable to do anything but whimper with fear!

Rosabel struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 150 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 13 = 1691
Warding failed!
Rosabel rocks back and forth while sobbing uncontrollably!

Pyrocite struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 264 + FvP: 30 + d100(L): 20 = 1586
Warding failed!
Pyrocite moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Aranrhod struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 120 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 14 = 1722
Warding failed!
Aranrhod clutches herself and sobs pitifully as drool runs down her chin!

Witcheaven struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 84 + FvP: 32 + d100(L): 27 = 1775
Warding failed!
Witcheaven clutches her head and giggles madly, before choking on a pitiful whimper!

Haxley struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 108 + FvP: 32 + d100(L): 80 = 1804
Warding failed!
Haxley gibbers fitfully!

Grandevr struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 216 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): -27 = 1576
Warding failed!
Grandevr twitches fitfully!

Duoncon struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 117 + FvP: 35 + d100(L): 83 = 1801
Warding failed!
Duoncon is racked by convulsive shivers!

Tianni struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 75 + FvP: 29 + d100(L): -30 = 1724
Warding failed!
Tianni chatters her teeth rapidly!

Malikary struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 63 + FvP: 31 + d100(L): 73 = 1841
Warding failed!
Malikary opens his mouth and tries to scream, but nothing comes out!

Alexhandro struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 87 + FvP: 34 + d100(L): 79 = 1826
Warding failed!
Alexhandro clutches his head and giggles madly, before choking on a pitiful whimper!

Vonka struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 75 + FvP: 26 + d100(L): 52 = 1803
Warding failed!
Vonka remains huddled on the ground in a spastic, jittering heap!

A snow white beeswax candle flickers a moment and nearly goes out, then its flame springs to life again, burning merrily.

Angelrise struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 129 + FvP: 20 + d100(L): 6 = 1697
Warding failed!
Angelrise moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Curthieus struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 159 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 95 = 1764
Warding failed!
Curthieus moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Allaysha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 18 + FvP: 36 + d100(L): -29 = 1789
Warding failed!
Allaysha remains huddled on the ground in a spastic, jittering heap!

Ichiko struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 48 + FvP: 27 + d100(L): 61 = 1840
Warding failed!
Ichiko cries out in sheer terror!

Minkster struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 369 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 32 = 1491
Warding failed!
Minkster clutches herself and sobs pitifully as drool runs down her chin!

Alyxandrah struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 108 + FvP: 33 + d100(L): 100 = 1825
Warding failed!
Alyxandrah clutches her head and giggles madly, before choking on a pitiful whimper!

Nekales struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 66 + FvP: 34 + d100(L): 30 = 1798
Warding failed!
Nekales chatters his teeth rapidly!

Kadesha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 471 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 76 = 1424
Warding failed!
Kadesha moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

You struggle against your fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 231 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 11 = 1599
Warding failed!
You babble hysterically!

Rosabel struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 150 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 100 = 1778
Warding failed!
Rosabel moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Pyrocite struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 264 + FvP: 30 + d100(L): 34 = 1600
Warding failed!
Pyrocite moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Aranrhod struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 120 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 71 = 1779
Warding failed!
Aranrhod eyes grow wide with inner terror!

Witcheaven struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 84 + FvP: 32 + d100(L): 7 = 1755
Warding failed!
Witcheaven moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Haxley struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 108 + FvP: 32 + d100(L): 12 = 1736
Warding failed!
Haxley moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Grandevr struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 216 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 50 = 1653
Warding failed!
Grandevr is racked by convulsive shivers!

Duoncon struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 117 + FvP: 35 + d100(L): 81 = 1799
Warding failed!
Duoncon moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Tianni struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 75 + FvP: 29 + d100(L): 67 = 1821
Warding failed!
Tianni is racked by convulsive shivers!

Malikary struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 63 + FvP: 31 + d100(L): 49 = 1817
Warding failed!
Malikary chatters his teeth rapidly!

Alexhandro struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 87 + FvP: 34 + d100(L): 54 = 1801
Warding failed!
Alexhandro clutches his head and giggles madly, before choking on a pitiful whimper!

Vonka struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 75 + FvP: 26 + d100(L): 97 = 1848
Warding failed!
Vonka moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

You hear the ghostly voice of Silon ask, "Nice tricks mutt, to bad they don't work on the dead?"

A black-furred jackal growls in a feral tone, "Such foolish mortals."

Angelrise struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 129 + FvP: 20 + d100(L): 71 = 1762
Warding failed!
Angelrise moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Curthieus struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 159 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 33 = 1702
Warding failed!
Curthieus cries out in sheer terror!

Allaysha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 18 + FvP: 36 + d100(L): -73 = 1745
Warding failed!
Allaysha clutches her head and giggles madly, before choking on a pitiful whimper!

Ichiko struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 48 + FvP: 27 + d100(L): 61 = 1840
Warding failed!
Ichiko babbles hysterically, drool running down her chin!

Minkster struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 369 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 74 = 1533
Warding failed!
Minkster twitches fitfully!

Alyxandrah struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 108 + FvP: 33 + d100(L): 60 = 1785
Warding failed!
Alyxandrah wails in exquisite fear!

Nekales struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 66 + FvP: 34 + d100(L): 10 = 1778
Warding failed!
Nekales moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Kadesha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 471 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 24 = 1372
Warding failed!
Kadesha moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

You struggle against your fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 231 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 16 = 1604
Warding failed!
You moan pitifully as you hold your head in your hands, unable to do anything but whimper with fear!

Rosabel struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 150 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 88 = 1766
Warding failed!
Rosabel moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Pyrocite struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 264 + FvP: 30 + d100(L): 84 = 1650
Warding failed!
Pyrocite chatters her teeth rapidly!

Aranrhod struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 120 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 93 = 1801
Warding failed!
Aranrhod babbles hysterically, drool running down her chin!

Witcheaven struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 84 + FvP: 32 + d100(L): 76 = 1824
Warding failed!
Witcheaven clutches herself and sobs pitifully as drool runs down her chin!

Haxley struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 108 + FvP: 32 + d100(L): 71 = 1795
Warding failed!
Haxley clutches himself and sobs pitifully as drool runs down his chin!

Grandevr struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 216 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 46 = 1649
Warding failed!
Grandevr babbles hysterically, drool running down his chin!

Duoncon struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 117 + FvP: 35 + d100(L): 10 = 1728
Warding failed!
Duoncon is racked by convulsive shivers!

Tianni struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 75 + FvP: 29 + d100(L): 94 = 1848
Warding failed!
Tianni opens her mouth and tries to scream, but nothing comes out!

Malikary struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 63 + FvP: 31 + d100(L): 34 = 1802
Warding failed!
Malikary moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Alexhandro struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 87 + FvP: 34 + d100(L): 52 = 1799
Warding failed!
Alexhandro moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Vonka struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 75 + FvP: 26 + d100(L): 20 = 1771
Warding failed!
Vonka cowers in fear!

You hear the ghostly voice of Arimantis say, "Play tricks if you will.. but that is all they are"

You hear the ghostly voice of Arianiss exclaim, "Raise me you blasted flea-infested dog!"

The spirit of Arianiss mutters, complaining bitterly about his state of affairs.

Angelrise struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 129 + FvP: 20 + d100(L): 80 = 1771
Warding failed!
Angelrise babbles hysterically, drool running down her chin!

Curthieus struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 159 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 33 = 1702
Warding failed!
Curthieus twitches fitfully!

Allaysha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 18 + FvP: 36 + d100(L): 76 = 1894
Warding failed!
Allaysha opens her mouth and tries to scream, but nothing comes out!

Ichiko struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 48 + FvP: 27 + d100(L): 57 = 1836
Warding failed!
Ichiko gibbers fitfully!

Minkster struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 369 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 45 = 1504
Warding failed!
Minkster moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Alyxandrah struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 108 + FvP: 33 + d100(L): 77 = 1802
Warding failed!
Alyxandrah cries out in sheer terror!

Nekales struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 66 + FvP: 34 + d100(L): 37 = 1805
Warding failed!
Nekales clutches himself and sobs pitifully as drool runs down his chin!

Kadesha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 471 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 72 = 1420
Warding failed!
Kadesha opens her mouth and tries to scream, but nothing comes out!

You struggle against your fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 231 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 67 = 1655
Warding failed!
You moan pitifully as you hold your head in your hands, unable to do anything but whimper with fear!

Rosabel struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 150 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 20 = 1698
Warding failed!
Rosabel twitches fitfully!

Pyrocite struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 264 + FvP: 30 + d100(L): 14 = 1580
Warding failed!
Pyrocite cowers in fear!

Aranrhod struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 120 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 73 = 1781
Warding failed!
Aranrhod eyes grow wide with inner terror!

Witcheaven struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 84 + FvP: 32 + d100(L): 64 = 1812
Warding failed!
Witcheaven is racked by convulsive shivers!

Haxley struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 108 + FvP: 32 + d100(L): 82 = 1806
Warding failed!
Haxley rocks back and forth while sobbing uncontrollably!

Grandevr struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 216 + FvP: 19 + d100(L): 38 = 1641
Warding failed!
Grandevr clutches his head and giggles madly, before choking on a pitiful whimper!

Duoncon struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 117 + FvP: 35 + d100(L): 90 = 1808
Warding failed!
Duoncon moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Tianni struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 75 + FvP: 29 + d100(L): 9 = 1763
Warding failed!
Tianni moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Malikary struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 63 + FvP: 31 + d100(L): 74 = 1842
Warding failed!
Malikary moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Alexhandro struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 87 + FvP: 34 + d100(L): 85 = 1832
Warding failed!
Alexhandro cries out in sheer terror!

Vonka struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 75 + FvP: 26 + d100(L): 38 = 1789
Warding failed!
Vonka babbles hysterically, drool running down her chin!

Angelrise struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 129 + FvP: 20 + d100(L): 69 = 1760
Warding failed!
Angelrise moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!

Curthieus struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 159 + FvP: 28 + d100(L): 90 = 1759
Warding failed!
Curthieus wails in exquisite fear!

Allaysha struggles against the fear!
FS: 1800 - FD: 18 + FvP: 36 + d100(L): 97 = 1915
Warding failed!
Allaysha moans pitifully, frozen in place, unable to do anything but whimper in fear!



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