Lies and Accusations
Tilamaires, day 19 of the month Charlatos in the year 5102

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

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

[Icemule Trace, South Road]
A narrow house juts into the street, as though pushed off its foundation by the expanding gaming hall to the southwest. You step carefully along the cobblestones and try not to glance into the open window at street level. You also see a halfling wizard.
Also here: High Lord Duelstar
Obvious paths: north, south.

You become aware of the faint odor of perfume coupled with a pale blue flicker of light. Before you can stand, a raspy voice whispers in your ear, "Call Elendr home. His pursuit is no longer safe." In an instant the cloying scent and the light are gone, and you wonder if it was your imagination.

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
At this point Duelstar saw:

A faint blue light flickers near Alyxandrah for a half-moment and is gone before you can be certain it was ever there.
***END NOTE***

You blink.

You feel the blood drain from your face.

You shake your head.

You stand back up.

Duelstar chuckles.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

You sigh.

You kiss Duelstar on the forehead.

You say, "Go to sleep, Duelstar."

A soft voice carries on the wind, "Fear not the wretches, I shall protect you from harm." A wisp of flame burns for a moment, then winks out.

You blink.

You say, "All that sun has made me lose my mind."

Duelstar gazes up into the heavens.

Duelstar shrugs.

Duelstar says, "looks same to me"

You shudder.

A flash of blue light crackles about you and the raspy voice returns, "Beware the voice of the Betrayer! If you still have any feeling for Elendr, call him home."

You blink.

You say, "He isn't a betrayer."

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

Duelstar glances at you.

Duelstar asks, "What?"

Duelstar peers quizzically at you.
Duelstar peers quizzically at you.

Duelstar asks, "We need an asylum for you? Going crazy eh?"

You blink at Duelstar.

You sigh.

You say, "I guess so."

Duelstar asks, "What were you talking about?"

You peer quizzically at Duelstar.

You ask, "You...didn't hear?"

Duelstar asks, "Hear?"

You groan.

Duelstar asks, "hear what?"

You ask, "The voices?"

Duelstar asks, "Voices in your head?"

You sigh.

You say, "I guess so."

Lady Iscikella just arrived.

Duelstar asks, "The ones you do what they tell you?"

Lady Iscikella just went south.

You stare at nothing in particular.


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 previous log...
***END NOTE***

[Icemule Trace, South Road]
The hoarse voices from the west are hard to understand. Either they are happy cries or anguished moans, or perhaps both. A group of enterprising youths approach you and ask for silvers, but continue along the road without pausing for your response.
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west.

You hear the faintest of whispers, and a sullen voice. "Alyxandrah seeks to steal your love, she is not to be trusted, she is to be feared. Ware the witch."

You blink.

You ask, "Who speaks?"

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

search
You don't find anything of interest here.

You ask, "Who is here?"

Arimantis just arrived.

Arimantis leans on you.

Arimantis just went west.

You say, "Uh..."

[Tavern Burrow, Ale Street]
Stucco seems the preferred building material of the Tavern Burrow residents. The street has been newly cobbled, and the rough edges cause several people to nearly trip as they hurry along. A stucco well attracts a group of children, who drop stones into it, then hoot with glee at the muffled splash.
Also here: Arimantis, Radoria, Onyxsablet who is seated, Exitialis, Adimiron, Eugenides, Tymmil, Tianni, Lord Nekales who is kneeling
Obvious paths: north, south, northwest.

Arimantis just went north.

Tianni waves to you.

You exclaim, "Arimantis, wait!"

You flail your arms about.

You wave to Tianni.

Tianni grins.

Eugenides offers Onyxsablet a dented silver strongbox.

Tymmil covers his ears.

Onyxsablet accepts Eugenides's silver strongbox.

Nekales removes an opal-studded alum lockpick from in his glass lockpick case.

Arimantis just arrived.

Arimantis just hugged Tianni.

Onyxsablet just opened a dented silver strongbox.

Arimantis grins.

Arimantis chuckles.

Tianni just hugged Arimantis.

Nekales settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on a scratched mithril box.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

Tianni beams!

Eugenides nods to Exitialis.

Onyxsablet gathers the remaining coins from inside her silver strongbox.

Eugenides turns to face Exitialis.

Tianni grins.

Exitialis asks, "Hmm?"

Eugenides asks, "Need help?"

Nekales offers Exitialis a scratched mithril box.

Eugenides says, "Nope..."

Nekales put an opal-studded alum lockpick in his glass lockpick case.
Exitialis accepts Nekales's mithril box.

Tymmil clutches his temples as if ready to faint from blood loss, his eyes pleading for relief.

Onyxsablet says, "thank you very much"

Tymmil sways back and forth.

Exitialis says, "Ah, Nekales got it."

Exitialis grins.

Exitialis just opened a scratched mithril box.

Nekales smiles.

Exitialis gathers the remaining coins from inside his mithril box.

Eugenides cocks his head at you.

Exitialis just handed Nekales some coins.

Nekales asks, "just the one?"

Eugenides asks, "And you?"

You hear the faint musings of a low voice, "Even now she plots to steal him from you. Each day brings him closer to her and farther from you."

Eugenides peers quizzically at you.

Exitialis nods to Nekales.

Nekales nods.

Nekales smiles.

You say, "Arimantis, uh..."

Nekales stands up.
Onyxsablet stands up.

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Onyxsablet just went south.

Arimantis asks, "Hmm?"

Arimantis asks, "What is it?"

Exitialis rummages around in his pockets.

Nekales removes a chocolate iced butter cookie from in his assassin's cloak.

You say, "Something... uh... is talking to me."

Eugenides stares off into space.

Exitialis works his fingers under his cavalier hat and scratches his head.

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

Arimantis asks, "Talking to you?"

Adimiron glances at you.

Arimantis peers quizzically at you.

High Lady Kadesha just arrived.

Nekales offers Arimantis a chocolate iced butter cookie.

(Iscikella mouths the word lich.)

You nod to Arimantis.

Arimantis asks, "Something.. um.. hostile, er friendly?"

Arimantis shudders.

Exitialis says, "Hmm."

Arimantis says, "Oh.."

Adimiron rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis accepts Nekales's iced butter cookie.

(Eugenides glances at himself.)

Arimantis just hugged Nekales.

Kadesha says, "hello"

Nekales chuckles.

Arimantis grins.

Nekales smiles.

Kadesha just hugged Arimantis.

Kadesha hugs you.

Eugenides says, "I don't look like a..."

Arimantis takes a bite of his iced butter cookie.

Kadesha asks, "uh whats about a lich?"

You shake your head.

Adimiron glances at Eugenides.

Tymmil examines his fingernails.

Arimantis says, "Shhh.."

Adimiron glances at a stucco well.

Adimiron rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Eugenides says, "Ask someone about boxes and get called a something..."

Eugenides grumbles.

Eugenides takes a few steps in a small circle.

Eugenides sits down.

You look at Eugenides and shake your head.

(Nekales looks down at Kadesha and walks around her back to Tianni)

You say, "Not ye."

Arimantis ponders.

You say, "Someone is whispering..."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Kadesha frowns.

Adimiron ponders.

You say, "And I don't much like what is saying."

Tianni asks, "What's it saying?"

Arimantis says, "Well.. least Ilvane isn't here ta get hurt, this time.."

Eugenides says, "Then don't listen."

Eugenides waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Nekales asks, "we're all gonna die again and all that?"

You say, "Well, uh..."

You shake your head.

You say, "No."

Kadesha nods to Nekales in greeting.

Ryis asks, "Anyone open?"

Nekales says, "hello kadesha"

Arimantis says, "People always tellin me Im gonna die.. gets sorta old"

Nekales nods to Kadesha in greeting.

You say, "No, that's not it."

You shake your head.

Arimantis peers quizzically at you.

Adimiron rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "Can we talk somewhere."

Tianni asks, "What's it saying?"

You fidget.

You say, "I..."

Adimiron glances at you.

Arimantis ponders.

Exitialis furrows his brow.

Adimiron frets.

Arimantis asks, "It sayin somethin bad?"

You feel the blood drain from your face.

You nod.

Tianni asks, "You what?"

Kadesha asks, "they ever say anythin good?"

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

Arimantis gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Tianni asks, "Is it being.. forward?"

Tianni blushes a delicate shade of pink.

You fidget.

Arimantis says, "Well.. worse than usuall."

You say, "No."

(Eugenides lets his eyes glass over as he stares vacantly, as he portrays how to ignore something you don't want to listen to.)

You shake your head.

Arimantis stares off into space.

Exitialis works his fingers under his cavalier hat and scratches his head.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Tianni asks, "You're going to do something bad to someone?"

You say, "I can't say here in the open."

Adimiron frowns.

Nekales leans against a stucco well.

You look at Tianni and shake your head.

Tianni rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis works his fingers under his leather hat and scratches his head.

Eugenides blinks.
Eugenides blinks.

Eugenides slaps himself on the forehead.

Arimantis asks, "It tellin secrets?"

Exitialis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Ryis says, "Any pickers here? I just have a shade box."

Ryis grins.

You nod to Arimantis.

Kadesha takes a drink from her black demon rum.
Kadesha's eyes glaze over slightly and her face pales.
Kadesha is stunned!
Kadesha put some black demon rum in her hooded robe.

Arimantis ponders.

Nekales nods to Ryis.

Nekales kneels down.

Ryis offers Nekales an engraved mithril coffer.

Eugenides says, "Well, the well is the safest place in town regardless. Nothing happens here...except crickets..."

Nekales accepts Ryis's mithril coffer.

Eugenides shudders.

Nekales begins to meticulously examine an engraved mithril coffer.

Exitialis begins chuckling at Eugenides.

Adimiron smirks.

Eugenides mutters crickets.

Adimiron glances at a stucco well.
Eugenides glances at a stucco well.

Eugenides mutters under his breath.

Adimiron taps a stucco well.

Adimiron nods.

Nekales removes a silver lockpick from in his locksmith kit.

Eugenides says, "Don't touch it."

Kenjiro just arrived.

Eugenides looks over at Adimiron and shakes his head.

Nekales settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on an engraved mithril coffer.

Adimiron cowers away from a stucco well.

Arimantis gazes with interest at a stucco well.

Arimantis ponders.

Kenjiro asks, "Any picker open for 2 boxes from frost giants?"

Exitialis furrows his brow.

Exitialis squints at a stucco well.

Tianni shifts her weight.

Adimiron rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Nekales settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on an engraved mithril coffer.

Adimiron glances at you.

Nekales mutters under his breath.

You fidget.

Adimiron frets.

Lady Shinoboo just arrived.

Arimantis works his fingers under his leather hat and scratches his head.

Eugenides nods to Kenjiro.

A forlorn abbess just arrived.

Shinoboo asks, "anyone able to get farmers?"

Kenjiro nods to Eugenides.

Nekales mutters under his breath.

Kenjiro offers Eugenides a sturdy steel chest.

Nekales settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on an engraved mithril coffer.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

Eugenides accepts Kenjiro's steel chest.
Eugenides begins to meticulously examine a sturdy steel chest.

Tianni's ponytail springs to life, cobra-like in its movements.

Arimantis stares at Tianni.

Adimiron glances at Tianni.

Nekales frowns.

Arimantis says, "Bah.. I din drink that much"

Nekales scowls.

You fidget.

Nekales stands up.

Tianni's face turns slightly pale.

Eugenides removes a jade-handled invar lockpick from in his black leather satchel.

Nekales offers Ryis an engraved mithril coffer.

Eugenides settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on a sturdy steel chest.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

Ryis accepts Nekales's mithril coffer.

Adimiron frets.

Shinoboo asks, "anyone able to pick farmers?"

Exitialis furrows his brow.

Eugenides hums distractedly to himself.

Adimiron shudders.

Ryis just handed Nekales some coins.

Ryis says, "Thank ye."

You whisper quietly to Arimantis, "Gotta talk."

Ryis just opened an engraved mithril coffer.

Tianni says, "Oh no."

Arimantis nods to you.

Ryis gathers the remaining coins from inside his mithril coffer.

Adimiron says, "things do seem amiss"

Nekales put a silver lockpick in his locksmith kit.

The forlorn abbess traces a symbol of blessing in the air, smiling slightly.

Eugenides offers Kenjiro a sturdy steel chest.

Exitialis gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Kenjiro accepts Eugenides's steel chest.

Eugenides put a jade-handled invar lockpick in his black leather satchel.

Kadesha glances at Tianni.

Kenjiro offers Eugenides a simple tanik box.

Eugenides appears to be ignoring everything going on around him.

Arimantis smiles at the forlorn abbess.

Eugenides accepts Kenjiro's tanik box.

Kadesha glances at you.

Kenjiro just opened a sturdy steel chest.
Kenjiro gathers the remaining coins from inside his steel chest.

Eugenides begins to meticulously examine a simple tanik box.

Ryis just went north.

Arimantis ponders.

You glance at Tianni.

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Nekales clenches his jaw.

Tianni's ponytail slowly survey's the crowd, its tip moving back slightly, as if poised to strike.

You ask, "Ye allright?"

Kenjiro removes some acantha leaf from in his steel chest.

Arimantis says, "Hmm.."

Adimiron glances at Tianni.

Kadesha mutters something about snakes.

Arimantis glances at Tianni.

Adimiron cowers away from Tianni!

Tianni's face turns slightly pale.

Arimantis just edged a little closer to the well!

Kenjiro put some acantha leaf in his hide satchel.

The forlorn abbess fumbles for her keys, then murmurs sadly, her voice barely audible, "Alas, my sisters, alas!"

Shinoboo chuckles.

Tianni takes a few steps back.

Kadesha snarls menacingly!

Eugenides squints.

Shinoboo says, "your hair seems to be having problems"

Shinoboo says, "need a good conditioner"

You blink at Tianni.

You ask, "Something wrong?"

Arimantis asks, "Um.. Tianni. Bad hair day?"

(Eugenides slowly turns his gaze to Tianni's hair.)

Adimiron says, "very strange"

Nekales says, "maybe i should chop that ponytail off"

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

A forlorn abbess wandered south.

Exitialis says, "Hmm."

Eugenides glances at a simple tanik box.

Eugenides glances at Tianni.

Kadesha grumbles.

Adimiron gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Tianni's lower lip trembles slightly.

Eugenides clears his throat.

Having found a trap on the box, Eugenides calls for silence as he begins to attempt to disarm it. Everyone holds their breath...
Eugenides looks up with a big grin on his face!

Adimiron frets.

Arimantis says, "Hmm.. not sure cuttin it off, an settin it loose would be a good thing.."

Arimantis fidgets.

Exitialis frowns.

Tianni says, "please don't cut my hair. I'll.. get it under control."

Exitialis asks, "Alright.. what's going on?"

Tianni just touched a long red ponytail.

Exitialis gibbers incoherently.

Nekales says, "we could throw it down the well"

Kadesha rubs Tianni gently.

Tianni's ponytail begins to coil about her neck.

Nekales nods.

Shinoboo says, "need a good salonist"

Kadesha's face turns slightly pale.

You exclaim, "Don't cut the hair of a sylvan!"

Exitialis glances at Tianni.

Tianni gasps.

Kadesha glances at Tianni.

Arimantis winces.

You shake your head.

You exclaim, "Don't!"

Eugenides stares at Tianni.

Nekales growls ferociously!

(Tianni pulls at the ponytail.)

Shinoboo asks, "maybe a nice ribbon?"

Exitialis says, "That doesn't look promising.."

You clasp a hand over your mouth.

Adimiron frets.

Adimiron glances at Tianni.

A forlorn abbess just arrived.

(Eugenides slowy removes his lockpick while staring at Tianni.)

Eugenides's jaw drops.

Tianni gasps.

Kadesha says, "I realllly hate snakes"

Lady Ilvane just arrived.

Tianni exclaims, "I... can't... breathe!"

Kadesha grumbles.

Eugenides removes a jade-handled invar lockpick from in his black leather satchel.

Arimantis asks, "Tianni.. ya sure ya don wanna cut it?"

Shinoboo pokes Tianni in the ribs.

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the nose.

Exitialis works his fingers under his cavalier hat and scratches his head.

Eugenides settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on a simple tanik box.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

Shinoboo says, "bad hair"

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

Eugenides put a jade-handled invar lockpick in his black leather satchel.

(Tianni pulls at the ponytail more, trying to breathe.)

Arimantis says, "bah.. you was supposed to be off somewhere safe"

Drawing a worn leather-bound prayerbook from her robes, the forlorn abbess pauses briefly to look up a passage, then carefully puts her prayerbook away.

Arimantis just tried to pull Ilvane towards him!

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

Eugenides offers Kenjiro a simple tanik box.

Tianni's ponytail constricts tighter about her neck, her face beginning to turn redder then the locks of her hair.

Kenjiro accepts Eugenides's tanik box.

Exitialis blinks.

Eugenides says, "There you..go...sir."

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures at Tianni.
Tianni begins to breathe more deeply.

Kenjiro just opened a simple tanik box.
Kenjiro gathers the remaining coins from inside his tanik box.

Zylador just arrived.

Nekales exclaims, "no! stop!"

Zynaferus just arrived.

Shinoboo gestures at Tianni.
Nothing seems to happen.

Tianni's face turns slightly pale.

Exitialis says, "Hmm.."

Shinoboo says, "mmmm"

The forlorn abbess fumbles for her keys, then murmurs sadly, her voice barely audible, "Alas, my sisters, alas!"

Kenjiro just handed Eugenides some coins.

Kenjiro says, "thanks"

Kadesha rubs Tianni gently.

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

Kadesha grumbles.

Adimiron shivers.

Kenjiro smiles at Eugenides.

(Tianni gasps for air as she struggles to pull the ponytail from her neck.)

Ilvane asks, "You didn't bring this on yourself, did you?"

Ilvane glances at Tianni.

Zynaferus says, "what the"

Zynaferus flails his arms about.

Shinoboo gestures at Tianni.
Holy water sprays forth and cleanses Tianni!
A large splash of water drenches Tianni from head to toe!

Shinoboo says, "there you go"

Shinoboo says, "clean your hair"

Tianni kneels down.

Kenjiro just went north.

Nekales says, "she didn't go looking for it as some do Ilvane if that is what your asking"

Alyxandrah's group just arrived.

Nekales waves a hand at Ilvane, dismissing her indifferently.

Zylador asks, "Anyone open for a couple of guardian boxes?"

Alyxandrah says, "M'lady..."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Sheka glances at you.

Alyxandrah says, "Orbs are appearing on people."

Sheka smirks.

Shinoboo says, "still waiting for a farmer picker"

Exitialis works his fingers under his cavalier hat and scratches his head.

Drawing a worn leather-bound prayerbook from her robes, the forlorn abbess pauses briefly to look up a passage, then carefully puts her prayerbook away.

You blink at Alyxandrah.

You ask, "Orbs?"

Alyxandrah nods.

(Tianni opens her mouth to speak, but nothing comes out.)

Arimantis asks, "Orbs.. appearing?"

Kadesha blinks at Alyxandrah.

Sheka asks, "Appearing on people?"

Alyxandrah says, "I think it may be the vessels."

Sheka cocks her head at Alyxandrah.

Tianni's face is beginning to turn purple, the agony upon her evident.

Alyxandrah blinks at Tianni.

You exclaim, "Oh Lumnis!"

Exitialis cringes.

Sheka blinks at Tianni.

You blink at Tianni.

Sheka smiles cruelly.

The forlorn abbess fumbles for her keys, then murmurs sadly, her voice barely audible, "Alas, my sisters, alas!"

Nekales tries to pull Tianni to her feet, but she is too heavy.

(Iscikella pulls at Tianni's ponytail.)

Kadesha glances over at Tianni and winces.

You exclaim, "Gad! is strangling her!"

Ilvane asks, "We should take that thing off of her, don't you think?"

Sheka cackles!

* Tianni drops dead at your feet!

Exitialis coughs.

Sheka cackles!

Alyxandrah gasps.

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Shinoboo gestures at Tianni.
A luminescent web briefly forms around Tianni, then fades into the body.

Exitialis says, "Good lord.."

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

Adimiron frowns.

Arimantis blinks.

You gasp.

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

Arimantis flails his arms about.

Kadesha sighs.

Eugenides stares off into space.

The forlorn abbess fumbles for her keys, then murmurs sadly, her voice barely audible, "Alas, my sisters, alas!"

Shinoboo says, "okies that is strange"

Zynaferus takes off a shimmering glaesine orb.

Nekales just tried to kick the well!

You take a quick appraisal of Tianni and find that she has snapped bones and serious bleeding from the neck.
She is also quite dead.

Lord Tjaran's group just arrived.

Eugenides says, "This is not good for business.."

Eugenides shakes his head.

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

Tianni's ponytail unwinds and lies limp.

Eugenides slowly empties his lungs.

You ask, "Keep her, Kade?"

Sheka says, "My. And I thought tonight would be boring."

Exitialis furrows his brow.

Sheka chuckles.

Kadesha says, "she is"

You hear the faint thoughts of Marcess echo in your mind:
"Whats dese orbs that are appearing on people"

Tjaran exclaims, "Tianni! What in blazes?!"

Shinoboo says, "i kept"

Leastath's group just arrived.

Ilvane says, "Strangled, by her ponytail."

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Tymmil says, "Death by a ponytail...strange."

The shimmering constellation within Zynaferus's glaesine orb glows softly.

You take a quick appraisal of Tianni and find that she has snapped bones and serious bleeding from the neck.
She is also quite dead.

Tzuriz just closed an onyx black raven-feathered cloak.

Eugenides says, "Open if needed, watch the body as you step up."

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

Shinoboo says, "very strong"

You kneel down.

Tymmil gazes at Tianni with a look of utter sorrow in his eyes.

Kadesha rubs Tianni gently.
You rub Tianni.
Leastath rubs Tianni gently.

Zynaferus stands up.

Sheka begins chuckling at Eugenides.

Zynaferus just went north.

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

Exitialis says, "This doesn't bode well."

Tzuriz asks, "by her ponytail?"

Arimantis asks, "Where these orbs yer talkin bout comin from?"

Sheka says, "Hello Courier."

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

Ilvane nods to Tzuriz.

Sheka nods to Eugenides.

Eugenides says, "Eve'."

Leastath sits down.

You say, "Is just like a lich... to use the hair of a sylvan."

Nekales kneels down.

You mutter something inaudible.

Leastath removes an acid-pitted iron chest from in his blue silk cloak.

You say, "How... cruel."

Tzuriz nods to you.

(Eugenides scoots away from the body of Tianni.)

Drawing a worn leather-bound prayerbook from her robes, the forlorn abbess pauses briefly to look up a passage, then carefully puts her prayerbook away.

Eugenides says, "Step right up folks, don't be alarmed."

Nekales reaches down and tenderly cradles Tianni's lifeless hand in his.

Eugenides nods to Leastath.
Leastath offers Eugenides an acid-pitted iron chest.

Eugenides says, "Sure thing sir, hand them over."

Nekales cuddles up with Tianni.

Eugenides accepts Leastath's iron chest.
Eugenides begins to meticulously examine an acid-pitted iron chest.

Shinoboo says, "looking for a picker of farmers"

Tjaran asks, "Tianni...what exactly happened?"

Arimantis asks, "Alyx, what was ya sayin bout orbs?"

Leastath removes a scratched brass trunk from in the Leastath disk.
Leastath just closed the Leastath disk.

You ask, "Aye, what orbs?"

Alyxandrah takes off a shimmering glaesine orb.

Tymmil says, "Her hair came to life, and strangled her."

The forlorn abbess sighs and says, "Ah, if only they had listened to me. Alas, years have passed and I mourn them still."

Nekales says, "her ponytail come to life and strangled her"

Arimantis works his fingers under his leather hat and scratches his head.

Tjaran blinks.

Eugenides removes a jade-handled invar lockpick from in his black leather satchel.

Leastath peers quizzically at Tymmil.

Eugenides settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on an acid-pitted iron chest.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

(Iscikella runs a hand through her hair, eyeing Alyx a little warily.)

Leastath asks, "really?"

Ilvane glances at Alyxandrah.

Adimiron glances at a forlorn abbess.

Tymmil nods to Leastath.

Exitialis says, "Yes.."

Adimiron waves a hand at the forlorn abbess, shooing it off.

Sheka says, "Very interesting"

Leastath gasps.

Sheka nods to Alyxandrah.

Shinoboo removes a scratched modwir chest from in her crimson leather cloak.

Eugenides put a jade-handled invar lockpick in his black leather satchel.

Shinoboo offers Radoria a scratched modwir chest.

Eugenides offers Leastath an acid-pitted iron chest.

Radoria accepts Shinoboo's modwir chest.

Shinoboo says, "i would appreciate it"

Radoria begins to meticulously examine a scratched modwir chest.

Leastath offers Eugenides a scratched brass trunk.
Leastath accepts Eugenides's iron chest.
Eugenides accepts Leastath's brass trunk.

The abbess says, "You should listen, indeed, listen well." He smirks.

Leastath just opened an acid-pitted iron chest.

Tymmil says, "Ponytails, dangerous things apparently."

Shinoboo removes an iron-bound haon box from in her spidersilk backpack.

Eugenides begins to meticulously examine a scratched brass trunk.

Leastath gathers the remaining coins from inside his iron chest.

Exitialis glances at a forlorn abbess.

Alyxandrah blinks.
You blink.

Ilvane glances at a forlorn abbess.
Adimiron glances at a forlorn abbess.
Radoria squints at a forlorn abbess.

You gasp.

(Nekales slowly runs his fingers through Tianni's hair)

Exitialis furrows his brow.

Leastath just opened the Leastath disk.
Leastath removes a battered steel box from in the Leastath disk.
Leastath just closed the Leastath disk.

Alyxandrah exclaims, "The abbess is male! I knew it!"

Adimiron asks, "listen to what abbess?"

You glance at a forlorn abbess.

Leastath grins at Alyxandrah.

Ilvane pokes Alyxandrah in the ribs.

Leastath peers quizzically at a forlorn abbess.

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

Adimiron taps his foot impatiently.

Arimantis glances at a forlorn abbess.

The forlorn abbess sighs and says, "Ah, if only they had listened to me. Alas, years have passed and I mourn them still."

Sheka cackles!

Leastath grins.

Exitialis works his fingers under his cavalier hat and scratches his head.

Adimiron waves a hand at the forlorn abbess, shooing it off.

Eugenides settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on a scratched brass trunk.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

Leastath sighs.

Radoria settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on a scratched modwir chest.
Then...CLICK! It opens!
Radoria put an etched black vaalin lockpick in his black bag.

Adimiron glances at a forlorn abbess and yawns.

Arimantis asks, "Abbess.. what did ya say?"

You say, "I don't quite think that is the case..."

Exitialis blinks at Alyxandrah.

Radoria offers Shinoboo a scratched modwir chest.

Alyxandrah put a shimmering glaesine orb in her veniom-threaded cloak.

Alyxandrah begins chuckling at Sheka.

Shinoboo accepts Radoria's modwir chest.

Alyxandrah nods.

Shinoboo offers Radoria an iron-bound haon box.

Eugenides offers Leastath a scratched brass trunk.

The abbess whispers, "Blood will flow and the ice shall be stained with your lives."

Sheka cackles!

Leastath offers Eugenides a battered steel box.

A forlorn abbess wandered north.

Leastath accepts Eugenides's brass trunk.

Alyxandrah shudders.

Eugenides accepts Leastath's steel box.

You gasp.

Tymmil blinks.

Exitialis asks, "What the?"

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Tymmil covers his ears.

Eugenides begins to meticulously examine a battered steel box.

You ask, "Did ye hear?"

Alyxandrah reaches out and holds Sheka's hand.

Leastath scratches his head.

Shinoboo says, "she's beoing spooking"

Tjaran nods to you.
Leastath nods to you.

Lady Sheka just went north.

Exitialis nods to you.

Adimiron says, "welp..the abbess decided to tell me a secret"

Shinoboo just opened a scratched modwir chest.

Arimantis asks, "Where did it go?"

Tymmil says, "Stop whisper'n to me"

Leastath shudders.

Kadesha frowns.

Alyxandrah says, "Well..."

Leastath blinks.

Leastath just opened a scratched brass trunk.

Arimantis's group just went north.

Leastath gathers the remaining coins from inside his brass trunk.

You say, "Please raise Tianni."

Radoria accepts Shinoboo's haon box.

Leastath removes a scratched mithril chest from in the Leastath disk.
Leastath just closed the Leastath disk.

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

Radoria begins to meticulously examine an iron-bound haon box.

Eugenides says, "Stay calm people, stay calm. I assure you, nothing bad will happen while you are at Icemule's fine Pickers well."

Eugenides begins to meticulously examine a battered steel box.

Shinoboo gathers the remaining coins from inside her modwir chest.

Exitialis says, "Wait."

Eugenides mutters under his breath.

Leastath grins at Eugenides.

Alyxandrah stares at Eugenides.

Tzuriz says, "the abbess is a she, yet HE smirked...not good"

You say, "Please raise Tianni."

Exitialis asks, "If we raise her, how can we be sure whatever is controlling her hair won't kill her again?"

Adimiron chuckles.

Alyxandrah asks, "And Tianni was...hugged to death, right?"

Shinoboo says, "that's strange"

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Eugenides.

Tymmil asks, "Nothing will happen?"

Tymmil glances at Tianni.

Radoria settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on an iron-bound haon box.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

Shinoboo says, "unles she is a drag abbess or something"

Adimiron says, "ill say..never good when he smirks"

Eugenides says, "Going to drive the town away from here and ruin busines...."

Eugenides mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Radoria offers Shinoboo an iron-bound haon box.

Tzuriz grins at Shinoboo.

Kadesha asks, "Tianni ye wish Lorminstra's blessings?"

Eugenides settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on a battered steel box.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

Shinoboo accepts Radoria's haon box.

Kadesha rubs Tianni gently.

Shinoboo offers Radoria an engraved monir box.
Radoria accepts Shinoboo's monir box.

Exitialis works his fingers under his cavalier hat and scratches his head.

Vonka just arrived.

Shinoboo just opened an iron-bound haon box.
Radoria begins to meticulously examine an engraved monir box.

Leastath offers Eugenides a scratched mithril chest.
Leastath accepts Eugenides's steel box.

Shinoboo gathers the remaining coins from inside her haon box. Leastath just opened a battered steel box.

Eugenides clears his throat.

You hear the ghostly voice of Tianni say, "Yes please."

Eugenides accepts Leastath's mithril chest.
Leastath gathers the remaining coins from inside his steel box.
Eugenides begins to meticulously examine a scratched mithril chest.

Kadesha just hugged Vonka.
Vonka just hugged Kadesha.

Tjaran asks, "What in blazes is going on?"

Vonka furrows her brow.

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

Having found a trap on the chest, Eugenides calls for silence as he begins to attempt to disarm it. Everyone holds their breath...
Eugenides looks up with a big grin on his face!

Tzuriz says, "I think more likely a slightly possessed abbess as opposed to the drag theory"

Tzuriz nods to Shinoboo.

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

Vonka asks, "Anyone needs pickin?"

Apprentice Marcess just arrived.

Exitialis leans to his left slightly.

Marcess hugs you.

You say, "Vonka, be careful."

Shinoboo asks, "who's rasiing tianii?"

Vonka says, "Lotser peoples...."

Eugenides settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on a scratched mithril chest.

Alyxandrah reaches out and holds Sheka's hand.

Radoria settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on an engraved monir box.

Vonka bites her lip.

Vonka fidgets.

Kadesha says, "Good Lorminstra, please restore this soul to life, and free her from the grasp of the foul liches"

Eugenides settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on a scratched mithril chest.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

You say, "We got... liches up."

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha raises her hand to her Lorminstra symbol, touching the image of a golden key.

Radoria settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on an engraved monir box.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

Vonka blinks.

Kadesha just touched Tianni.

Eugenides put a jade-handled invar lockpick in his black leather satchel.
Eugenides offers Leastath a scratched mithril chest.

Tjaran nods to Ashenath.

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

Leastath accepts Eugenides's mithril chest.

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

Leastath just opened a scratched mithril chest.
Leastath gathers the remaining coins from inside his mithril chest.

Eugenides exclaims, "There you go sir, and enjoy the evening!"

Eugenides smiles at Leastath.

Vonka says, "I knewd sommit funny were happenin'."

Leastath just handed Eugenides some coins.

Exitialis removes an oaken wand from in his spidersilk cloak.

Marcess shows you a shimmering glaesine orb, which he is holding in his right hand. You see nothing unusual.

Leastath bows to Eugenides.

Eugenides squints.

Exitialis waves an oaken wand at Tianni.
The glazed look leaves Tianni.

Leastath says, "thank you Eugenides"

Exitialis waves an oaken wand at Kadesha.
Nothing happens.

Radoria offers Shinoboo an engraved monir box.

Exitialis waves an oaken wand at Kadesha.
The glazed look leaves Kadesha.

Nekales stands up.

Shinoboo accepts Radoria's monir box.
Shinoboo offers Radoria a battered brass strongbox.

Vonka cocks her head at Marcess.

Exitialis put an oaken wand in his spidersilk cloak.

Shinoboo just opened an engraved monir box.

Tianni makes a choking sound.

Radoria accepts Shinoboo's brass strongbox.
Shinoboo gathers the remaining coins from inside her monir box.

Eugenides says, "Open if needed."

Laurenda just arrived.

Radoria begins to meticulously examine a battered brass strongbox.

Tianni makes a choking sound.

Laurenda sits down.

Alyxandrah removes a shimmering glaesine orb from in her veniom-threaded cloak.

Tianni sits up.

Tianni just tried to pull Nekales towards her!

Tzuriz peers quizzically at Tianni.

You ask, "Ye allright, Tianni?"

The shimmering crystals in Alyxandrah's glaesine orb shift in pattern from the constellation of The Unicorn to The Guardian.

Kadesha rubs Tianni gently.

Exitialis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Nekales says, "i have this incredible urge to kill something"

Tjaran asks, "Very strange, the night returns and then all these things happen...could there be a connection?"

Sheka takes off a shimmering glaesine orb.

Tianni exclaims, "It killed me!"

Nekales clenches his jaw.

Zylador offers Eugenides a scratched mithril strongbox.

You glance at Alyxandrah.

The shimmering constellation within Alyxandrah's glaesine orb glows softly.

Exitialis blinks at Alyxandrah.

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Alyxandrah's direction.

You say, "Alyx, I have to... talk to ye."

Tymmil just hugged Tianni.

(Tianni rubs her throat gently.)

Vonka blinks.

Sheka puts on a shimmering glaesine orb.

Arimantis ponders.

Vonka glances at Sheka.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at you.

Radoria settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on a battered brass strongbox.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

Kadesha gawks at Alyxandrah.

Eugenides nods to Zylador.

Radoria offers Shinoboo a battered brass strongbox.

Nodyre just arrived.

Alyxandrah says, "Of course, m'lady."

Eugenides accepts Zylador's mithril strongbox.

Vonka exclaims, "Yer gots one, ter!"

Kithkanaan sits down.

Shinoboo accepts Radoria's brass strongbox.

Tjaran paces back and forth.

Arimantis put a chocolate iced butter cookie in his spidersilk vestment.

Eugenides begins to meticulously examine a scratched mithril strongbox.
Shinoboo offers Radoria a plain modwir trunk.

Nodyre yawns.

The shimmering crystals in Laurenda's glaesine orb shift in pattern from the constellation of The Unicorn to The Gates.

Adimiron nods to Nodyre in greeting.

Radoria accepts Shinoboo's modwir trunk.
Shinoboo just opened a battered brass strongbox.
Shinoboo gathers the remaining coins from inside her brass strongbox.

You stand back up.

Radoria begins to meticulously examine a plain modwir trunk.

Nodyre nods to Adimiron in greeting.

Kithkanaan asks, "anyone fer a couple silverbacks?"

The shimmering crystals in Laurenda's glaesine orb shift in pattern from the constellation of The Gates to The Spire.

Arimantis works his fingers under his leather hat and scratches his head.

Nodyre rummages around in his pockets.

Exitialis says, "Hmm.."

You fidget.

Nodyre blinks at Adimiron.

Kadesha asks, "where these orbs from?"

Vonka's jaw drops.

The shimmering crystals in Marcess's glaesine orb shift in pattern from the constellation of The Unicorn to The Sun God.

Alyxandrah taps a shimmering glaesine orb.

Alyxandrah smiles at Exitialis.

Eugenides begins to meticulously examine a scratched mithril strongbox.

Alyxandrah shows Exitialis her glaesine orb.

Marcess's jaw drops.

Exitialis nods.

Tianni says, "Thank you for.. healing and raising me."

The shimmering crystals in Marcess's glaesine orb shift in pattern from the constellation of The Sun God to The Queen.

Eugenides hums distractedly to himself.

Shinoboo says, "very pretty"

Tianni coughs.

Exitialis nods to Alyxandrah.

Shinoboo says, "that's the last one radioria"

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

Shinoboo nods.

Marcess says, "All dese different constelations"

The shimmering crystals in Marcess's glaesine orb shift in pattern from the constellation of The Queen to The Lady.
The shimmering crystals in Marcess's glaesine orb shift in pattern from the constellation of The Lady to The Mistress.

Ilvane blinks.

Arimantis ponders.

(Iscikella rubs her temples.)

Eugenides removes a jade-handled invar lockpick from in his black leather satchel.

The shimmering crystals in Marcess's glaesine orb shift in pattern from the constellation of The Mistress to The Lady.

Ilvane glances at a shimmering glaesine orb.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at you.

You say, "Alyx..."

Eugenides settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on a scratched mithril strongbox.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

You reach out and hold Alyxandrah's hand.

Alyxandrah asks, "Are you alright, m'lady?"

Nodyre blinks at Adimiron.

Nekales turns to face Kadesha.

You shake your head.

Exitialis asks, "What on earth?"

You say, "No."

Eugenides offers Zylador a scratched mithril strongbox.
Zylador accepts Eugenides's mithril strongbox.

Nekales says, "thank you for raising her kadesha"

Zylador offers Eugenides a scratched tanik chest.
Eugenides accepts Zylador's tanik chest.
Zylador just opened a scratched mithril strongbox.

Exitialis works his fingers under his cavalier hat and scratches his head.

Gimmick says, "Open if needed"

Sternum asks, "Anyone open two chicken boxes for me, please?"

Eugenides begins to meticulously examine a scratched tanik chest.
Zylador gathers the remaining coins from inside his mithril strongbox.

Alyxandrah traces one finger around the edge of a glaesine orb, which slowly changes color from midnight blue to misty blue.

Ilvane grins.

Alyxandrah traces one finger around the edge of a glaesine orb, which slowly changes color from misty blue to lapis-hued.
Alyxandrah traces one finger around the edge of a glaesine orb, which slowly changes color from lapis-hued to deep blue.

Exitialis taps a shimmering glaesine orb.

Alyxandrah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Exitialis says, "Hmm.."

Ilvane traces one finger around the edge of a glaesine orb, which slowly changes color from midnight blue to dark blue.
Alyxandrah traces one finger around the edge of a glaesine orb, which slowly changes color from deep blue to cerulean.

Kithkanaan grins at Gimmick.

The shimmering constellation within Sheka's glaesine orb glows softly.
Alyxandrah traces one finger around the edge of a glaesine orb, which slowly changes color from cerulean to sky blue.

Nekales says, "thank you for raising her kadesha"

Alyxandrah traces one finger around the edge of a glaesine orb, which slowly changes color from sky blue to cobalt blue.

Shinoboo says, "very pertty orb"

The shimmering crystals in Ilvane's glaesine orb shift in pattern from the constellation of The Unicorn to The Dragonfly.
Alyxandrah traces one finger around the edge of a glaesine orb, which slowly changes color from cobalt blue to sky blue.
The shimmering crystals in Exitialis's glaesine orb shift in pattern from the constellation of The Unicorn to The Wagon.

Alyxandrah babbles something unintelligible.

Gimmick begins to meticulously examine a sturdy iron strongbox.

Alyxandrah traces one finger around the edge of a glaesine orb, which slowly changes color from sky blue to deep blue.
The shimmering crystals in Ilvane's glaesine orb shift in pattern from the constellation of The Dragonfly to The Hammer.

Eugenides removes a glaes-handled scrimshaw lockpick from in his black leather satchel.

Nodyre gasps.

Eugenides settles into the difficult task of picking the lock on a scratched tanik chest.
Then...CLICK! It opens!

Marcess just tried to pull a shimmering glaesine orb.

Alyxandrah traces one finger around the edge of a glaesine orb, which slowly changes color from deep blue to indigo.

Exitialis says, "Interesting.."

Marcess traces one finger around the edge of a glaesine orb, which slowly changes color from midnight blue to dark blue.

You say, "Alyx, have to talk. Not good to keep it bottled."

Exitialis asks, "But where did they come from?"

Tianni leans on Nekales.

Alyxandrah blinks at you.

Exitialis works his fingers under his cavalier hat and scratches his head.

[Tavern Burrow, Thirsty Penguin]
Arms slung casually over one another's shoulders, a group of halflings enters the Thirsty Penguin. A mother cat rests on the broad stone step, consenting to your caress, while flicking her tail. From beyond the swinging doors comes the sounds of clinking mugs and hearty laughter. You also see a swinging door.
Obvious paths: north, south, east, southwest.
Alyxandrah followed.

Alyxandrah asks, "Have I done something?"

High Lady Kadesha just arrived.

[Icemule Trace, West Road]
Groups of boisterous and cheerful halflings pass by rapidly. Most of them seem to be heading south towards the Tavern Burrow for entertainment or refreshment. An old, drunken halfling sits in a doorway, alternating between singing at the top of his lungs and munching on a tart.
Obvious paths: south, east, west.
Alyxandrah followed.

High Lady Kadesha just arrived.

You say, "I don't know."

[Owlet Table]
Etched into the table top are what appear to be hundreds of tiny owls emerging from their eggs. The whole table is topped by a sheet of thick glass which is bolted down, to prevent further carving into the table's surface. Each chairseat is shaped like a cream-colored oval, giving the surreal impression that the patrons are also emerging from eggs.
Obvious exits: out.

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

(Iscikella shivers all over.)

You say, "I heard..."

You fidget.

You say, "...a voice."

You say, "Sullen."

You say, "Very low."

Alyxandrah cocks her head at you.

You say, "It..."

You bite your lip.

Alyxandrah asks, "What?"

You say, "It said that ye were... plotting."

You fidget.

Alyxandrah blinks.

Alyxandrah asks, "Plotting?! With the Nine?"

You look at Alyxandrah and shake your head.

You wring your hands.

You say, "No."

You say, "Plotting to..."

You fidget.

You say, "Steal Thurfel's love."

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

You say, "There I got it out."

Alyxandrah's jaw drops.

You say, "Said to be wary of ye. And won't say what called ye."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Alyxandrah clears her throat.

Alyxandrah asks, "You don't believe that, do you?"

You shake your head.

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

Alyxandrah says, "Thurfel loves you alone, m'lady."

You say, "I know he cares for ye."

Alyxandrah says, "As a friend."

You say, "I don't want to... this lich... to... get under my skin."

You say, "Make me... crazy."

You say, "So figure better to say."

You say, "What it said."

You blush a delicate shade of pink.

You say, "I wasn't sure what else to do."

You fidget.

You sigh softly.

You say, "I hope ye understand why... told ye."

You cock your head at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah nods.

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

You say, "I didn't know what to... say."

You say, "How to say..."

You fidget.

(Iscikella glances hesitantly at Alyx.)

You say, "Ye're quiet."

Alyxandrah says, "I'm...thinking."

(Iscikella quivers uncertainly.)

Alyxandrah smiles slightly.

You ask, "Thinking what?"

Alyxandrah says, "I'm thinking, I'm quite confused."

Alyxandrah smiles at you.

Alyxandrah says, "A voice..."

You nod to Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "I believe was Gavrail's..."

Alyxandrah says, "Because it was accompanied by...a blue flame.."

You blink at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "And perfume.."

Alyxandrah says, "Told me to fetch Elendr."

Alyxandrah says, "His mission had become dangerous."

Alyxandrah says, "She told me if I loved him, I would send for him."

Alyxandrah says, "And bring him home."

Alyxandrah says, "It confuses me, m'lady...why one would say such to you."

(Iscikella runs a hand through her hair.)

You say, "don't know."

You ask, "Why ye think told ye to bring Elendr home?"

You cock your head at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah shrugs.

Alyxandrah says, "I do not know."

You say, "I know they want all in turmoil."

(Iscikella runs a hand through her hair.)

Alyxandrah says, "I don't know if he will return."

(Iscikella looks very nervous.)

Alyxandrah asks, "What's wrong, Iscikella?"

You say, "I am... worried. Something is... happening."

You say, "They are..."

You fidget.

You ask, "Why would they care what I think at all?"

You ask, "Why would it matter?"

You ask, "Why try to coerce me to believe something?"

You ask, "Why?"

You flail your arms about.

Alyxandrah says, "Well..."

Alyxandrah says, "They know you care for Thurfel as he cares for you."

Alyxandrah says, "They are trying to turn you against him."

You ask, "But..." looking confused, "they use my body currently. My voice. What does it matter what I believe? They think I will stop fighting them?"

Alyxandrah says, "Perhaps even help them."

You say, "Something is... out of time and tune."

You ask, "Help them?"

You blink at Alyxandrah.

You pull out a chair and plop yourself down at the table.

You say, "I am so bewildered."

You give a sigh of exasperation.

Alyxandrah rubs you gently.

You say, "I guess they want me hurt and angry. All they understand."

Alyxandrah nods.

You say, "I was... almost afraid to say anything."

You say, "But fear is what they want too."

You say, "I just wonder... who is was."

You say, "The voice... a sullen voice."

You shake your head.

Alyxandrah asks, "Yfa?"

You say, "I don't think have ever heard it."

You say, "Wasn't familiar."

Alyxandrah says, "Hmm."

You cock your head at Alyxandrah.

You ask, "So ye think it is wise to try and get Elendr home?"

You say, "Gavrail isn't... well, her interests are not... benevolent."

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

Alyxandrah sighs.

Alyxandrah says, "I fear it's too late."

Alyxandrah says, "I was stupid enough to send a scroll with Sheka's familiar."

Alyxandrah says, "I almost hope he doesn't listen to me."

Alyxandrah says, "He never has before..."

(Iscikella runs a hand through her hair.)

You ask, "What if she... subtly urges him to go?"

You say, "She likely will."

Alyxandrah furrows her brow.

You say, "She won't do it openly I imagine."

You say, "But if she wants him to leave really, she will urge it somehow."

You nod to Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "Hmm."

You say, "He might be safer here though."

You say, "I don't know."

You sigh.

You ask, "What do ye think?"

You cock your head at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "I think he's a danger to us here."

Alyxandrah says, "Keeping his away from the other possessed, might've given us a small advantage."

(Iscikella runs a hand through her hair.)

You say, "I wish I knew what was the right thing here."

You say, "I suppose we will just have to do the best we can."

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

(Iscikella looks up sheepishly at Alyxandrah.)

You say, "Sorry had to tell ye about what the voice said."

You say, "But I won't give it that kind of advantage."

You say, "It must think I am... very gullible."

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

You say, "But the voice..."

You say, "Was faint... sullen and faint."

Alyxandrah says, "I can see why you had to tell me."

You ask, "The ninth?"

You cock your head at Alyxandrah.

You say, "I will ask ye honestly..."

Alyxandrah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at you.

(Iscikella swallows.)

You ask, "Would ye prefer I hadn't told ye?"

Alyxandrah says, "Somewhat. It just confuses me."

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

Alyxandrah says, "However, I believe you should ignore it, to be honest."

Alyxandrah says, "You know what they're trying to do."

Alyxandrah says, "You know how Thurfel feels about you."

Alyxandrah says, "Besides, one of the Nine just spoke of my love for Elendr."

You say, "I just know I trust Thurfel. I believe him."

You say, "And I have to go from there."

You say, "And I know ye trust him too."

You say, "And don't think ye a plotter."

You look at Alyxandrah and shake your head.

Alyxandrah smiles slightly.

Alyxandrah says, "Thank you."

Alyxandrah looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

You cock your head at Alyxandrah.

You ask, "something amiss?"

Alyxandrah shakes her head.

Alyxandrah smiles.

Alyxandrah asks, "What's Sniffberry up to?"

Alyxandrah coughs.

You chuckle.

You ask, "Hmmm... should we check the temple?"

You say, "Might be there."

Alyxandrah grins.

Alyxandrah says, "I wouldn't mind it"

You scoot your chair back and stand up.

You concentrate on the Locate Person spell...
You gesture into the air.
Some unseen force is preventing you from doing that.

You say, "Can't locate."

You say, "But let's try the temple."

[Temple, Hallway]
Luminous ice surrounds you, making the hall glow a silvery blue. Several halfling priests wander through, muttering worriedly, while a mother walks with her child, telling the young one about the gods. A dark archway opens in the south wall. To the west, a crew of halflings is cutting a groove into the floor to channel the water that has begun to run off the melting glacier. You also see some hastily-erected wooden beams reinforcing the walls and ceiling of the yet-unfinished wing and a large wooden sign.
Obvious exits: east.
Alyxandrah followed.

You belt out, "Sniffberry?"

You furrow your brow, probably adding a wrinkle or two in the process.

You belt out, "Sniffberry?"

Alyxandrah giggles.

You furrow your brow, probably adding a wrinkle or two in the process.

A snowshoe hare hops into the room.

Alyxandrah cowers.

Alyxandrah gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Alyxandrah gestures at a snowshoe hare.

Alyxandrah slowly empties her lungs.

There is a twinkle in a snowshoe hare's eyes.

The snowshoe hare raises its ears.
The snowshoe hare turns away, looks back over its shoulder once, and then hops off.

You ask, "Whose hare?"

Alyxandrah says, "Sheka, thank the gods."

A whisper of blue flickers across the icy walls.

You blink.

Alyxandrah gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

You say, "Ye see that."

Alyxandrah asks, "Did you see that?"

Gavrail raises her flaming blue orb skyward!

Alyxandrah gasps.

You hear someone cackle.

Alyxandrah says, "Gavrail."

Gavrail says, "Alyxandrah."

You glance at Gavrail.

Alyxandrah says, "You have a gorgeous orb."

Alyxandrah stares off into space.

You ask, "Ye are back, lich?"

Gavrail raises an eyebrow in your direction.

You say, "Well, ye have been... traveling I hear."

Gavrail asks, "Do you think your eyes deceive you?"

You smirk.

You say, "No, unfortunately."

Gavrail says, "Your heart and mind do, why not the eyes as well."

Gavrail waves a hand at you, dismissing you indifferently.

You hear someone snicker.

Alyxandrah asks, "So you failed, Gavrail?"

Gavrail asks, "I failed?"

Alyxandrah says, "In acquiring the staff."

You ask, "Ye think me gullible enough to believe yer... "brother's" whispered words tonight?"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Certainly not in acquiring Elendr."

You wave a hand at Gavrail, dismissing her indifferently.

You hear someone chuckling.

You say, "I think ye know me little."

Gavrail says, "The staff is taking on a life of its own."

Alyxandrah asks, "So you ran before it could do your harm?"

Gavrail says, "Come out of the shadows, Sheka."

Sheka fades into visibility.

Sheka nods to Gavrail.

Arimantis's group just arrived.

Arimantis squints.

You ask, "What do ye mean, taking on a life of its own?"

You cock your head at Gavrail.

Arimantis says, "Bah.. I was lookin fer Sniffberry, an I finds a dead thing"

Gavrail says, "I have been looking for Elendr for days. Only tonight after I first spoke to you did I find him."

Sheka says, "Then leave."

Sheka glares at Arimantis.

Gavrail says, "I have sent him home."

Ilvane raises an eyebrow.

Sheka glances at Ilvane.

Alyxandrah glances at Sheka.

Sheka smirks.

Alyxandrah asks, "Gavrail spoke to you?"

Sheka asks, "Chilly?"

Arimantis asks, "He follows yer orders, does he?"

You ask, "Ye fear the staff that much, Gavrail?"

Sheka sneers at Ilvane.

Achillea's group just arrived.

Gavrail exclaims, "spoke to you!"

Vonka gulps.

Gavrail points at Alyxandrah.

Ilvane waves a hand at Sheka, dismissing her indifferently.

Achillea turns towards Gavrail and renders a sharp hand salute.

Vonka takes a few steps back.

Sheka begins chuckling at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "You can call me princess."

Alyxandrah nods to Gavrail.

Achillea places her hand on her bronze Luukos symbol.

You chuckle at Alyxandrah.

Vonka stares at Gavrail.

Sheka says, "Mutt princesses"

Arimantis stares off into space.

Sheka swears fluidly and vividly.

Gavrail says, "I call you foolish woman."

Alyxandrah says, "I could call you some things...but I'd rather not."

Ilvane begins chuckling at Alyxandrah.

You say, "Well, ye can call her lich."

Arimantis appears to be trying hard not to grin.

You nod to Alyxandrah.

Gavrail says, "Then hold your tongue."

Alyxandrah says, "I am the reason Elendr is returning home, not you."

Vonka glances at Alyxandrah.

Vonka glances at Gavrail.

Sheka says, "That is true."

Sheka nods.

You say, "That is the truth, Gavrail, and ye know it."

You nod to Gavrail.

Gavrail says, "Ask him when he gets here why he returned."

Alyxandrah says, "I sent him a missive, Gavrail."

Alyxandrah smiles.

You say, "Ye make him promises of keeping her safe."

Alyxandrah says, "And I will ask him."

Ilvane asks, "You don't exactly want to make them mad, now..do you?"

Vonka says, "He dun....."

Cravis furrows his brow.

You say, "Lies, of course."

Ilvane fidgets.

Gavrail says, "yes, he read it as I stood beside him."

You say, "That is why."

Vonka asks, "He dun gots de staff, do he?"

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

Alyxandrah says, "No, Vonka."

Alyxandrah says, "He does not."

Gavrail says, "No, to the detriment of all of us."

Alyxandrah says, "He is returning home because it is too dangerous for him now."

Achillea sighs.

Vonka blinks at Gavrail.

You say, "to the detriment of ye and yer "brothers"."

Cravis furrows his brow.

Gavrail says, "But he can tell you that story himself."

You scoff at Gavrail.

Vonka asks, "How comes yer says, "All o' us?"

Ilvane asks, "For all the power you have, you still can't find that staff?"

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You ask, "and uh... one sister, isn't that right?"

You cock your head at Gavrail.

Gavrail says, "I have no brothers, Misguided One."

You say, "Oh, not a close family then."

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Gavrail says, "You joke."

Gavrail says, "It is easy now."

Ilvane grins at you.

Arimantis says, "I wouldn't admit to it either.."

Vonka cocks her head at Gavrail.

You say, "Petty rivalries amongst the "family of the Council", Gavrail."

Gavrail says, "Later you will wish you had used the sense your mother endowed you with when you were born."

Sheka asks, "Why the need of Elendr to return?"

Sheka cocks her head at Gavrail.

Lord Alexhandro just arrived.

Arimantis ponders.

Alyxandrah sits down.

Ilvane says, "Funny, my mother would have insisted I give in, most likely."

You look at Gavrail and shake your head.

Ilvane ponders.

Gavrail says, "It is unsafe for him to be near it, Sheka."

You ask, "Do ye ever tire of the pretense?"

Achillea glances at Ilvane.

Sheka raises an eyebrow.

Alexhandro blinks.

Sheka asks, "It is getting that powerful then?"

Achillea says, "and you will yet give in, Ilvane"

Arimantis glances at Achillea.

Arimantis smirks.

Ilvane says, "Not as long as I have breath inside of me."

Sheka says, "Too much for an ordinary mortal...."

Ilvane glances at Achillea.

Gavrail says, "It is taking on a life of its own."

Gavrail nods to Sheka.

Achillea says, "well that can be arranged"

Vonka says, "So, yer dun' wan' 'im hurt by it....."

Achillea smiles at Ilvane.

You say, "too much for a lich too apparently."

You shudder.

Vonka cocks her head at Gavrail.

Arimantis asks, "You all want us dead anyway, why care if it is unsafe?"

Arimantis peers quizzically at Gavrail.

Sheka glances at you.

Vonka says, "Mebber yer likes 'im."

You ask, "Amasalen decide he needs it back?"

Alyxandrah says, "Not while she possesses him anyway."

You squint at Gavrail.

Gavrail stares at Arimantis.

Sheka asks, "You never know when it is time to be quiet do you?"

Sheka starts chuckling at you!

Cravis furrows his brow.

You say, "I have no need to be quiet."

Arimantis says, "Elymir seems to have no problem with death"

You say, "She lies anyway."

Alyxandrah's face turns slightly pale.

Sheka asks, "You have learned nothing then from Elymir?"

Ilvane says, "No he doesn't."

Ilvane grins at Arimantis.

You say, "So why not be entertained."

Alexhandro sticks his tongue out at Alyxandrah, and lets out with a loud, "Thbtbtbtbt" from his lips!

Vonka says, "But Gavrail ain' like de udders."

Sheka raises an eyebrow in your direction.

Gavrail says, "I am not Elymir."

Vonka nods to Gavrail.

Vonka says, "Aye."

Alyxandrah says, "Actually, Vonka."

Gavrail glances at Arimantis.

Vonka says, "Yer smarter den 'im."

Sheka says, "Well we know that."

You say, "No, but ye are no different."

Sheka nods to Gavrail.

Alyxandrah says, "Gavrail is capable of being worse than the others."

Vonka nods to Gavrail.

Alyxandrah says, "She is female after all. We're way better than men."

Alyxandrah gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Arimantis asks, "So.. you are saying you don't wish us dead?"

Alyxandrah hums distractedly to herself.

Arimantis peers quizzically at Gavrail.

You say, "Smart enough to try and trick everyone."

Vonka asks, "De udders, dey still be stucked in de past, dun' dey?"

Cravis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Alexhandro sticks his tongue out at Alyxandrah, and lets out with a loud, "Thbtbtbtbt" from his lips!

You say, "With her false concern."

Sheka says, "I do."

Sheka leans on Arimantis.

Sheka smirks.

Arimantis gives Sheka a good pinch!

You nod to Gavrail.

Alyxandrah says, "She is too."

Sheka cackles!

Alyxandrah nods to Vonka.

You say, "Aye, I will give ye that."

Arimantis says, "Didn't ask you Sheka"

Vonka says, "But yer smarter den dat."

Vonka smiles at Gavrail.

Cravis says, "Me not want to be rude. But me think you need an empath. Yous face all messed up, like wagon roll over it."

Ilvane rocks back on her heels.

You say, "She is stuck there too, Vonka."

Cravis looks thoughtfully at Gavrail.

Alyxandrah begins chuckling at Cravis.

The blue orb flickers brightly.

Sheka glances at Cravis.

Vonka blinks.

Arimantis blinks.

Sheka smirks.

Alyxandrah sighs softly.

Alyxandrah says, "I love that orb."

Sheka waves to Cravis.

Alyxandrah sniffs.

Sheka cackles!

Achillea says, "and she can have an empath too, if she wishes"

Cravis peers quizzically at Sheka.

Vonka says, "Gavrail, de udders, dey jus' be angry an' wanner kill folks."

Achillea glances at you.

Achillea smiles at Cravis.

Achillea smirks.

Ilvane asks, "And you think she isn't?"

Ilvane glances at Vonka.

Vonka says, "But yer knows der's better stuff yer kin do den dat."

You say, "She is too, Vonka."

Gavrail says, "Perhaps they see no other way, Vonka."

Vonka nods to Gavrail.

Vonka asks, "But yer smarter, ain' yer?"

Alyxandrah says, "She is deceiving, Vonka."

You ask, "My, aren't ye proud of yerself, Gavrail? Fooling the innocent?"

Sheka asks, "You are talking to Vonka of deceiving?"

Sheka begins chuckling at Alyxandrah.

Gavrail says, "You haven't seen anything of deception yet, Foolish Woman."

Zacciwie just arrived.

Vonka says, "Yer knows dat iffin we works tergetter...."

Ilvane says, "They don't exactly listen to reason.."

Zacciwie looks at Sheka and gags.

You say, "I have seen enough to last me a lifetime."

Vonka says, "Mebber yer kin en' up better off den jus' killin' us."

You say, "Unfortunately."

Vonka cocks her head at Gavrail.

You sigh heavily.

Gavrail says, "Things are not what they seem."

Vonka asks, "Tell me sommit, yer ever miss bein' alive?"

Achillea is admiring Gavrail.

Alyxandrah says, "Assist Thurfel, Gavrail. I'm sure he'll be forgiving if you do."

Alyxandrah smiles at Gavrail.

Ilvane says, "Of course they aren't."

Ilvane nods to Gavrail.

Gavrail exclaims, "Never!"

Vonka asks, "Yer never misses it?"

Achillea stares at Alyxandrah.

Achillea asks, "assist a traitor?"

Gavrail screeches!

Vonka asks, "Misses touchin' sommun?"

Zacciwie says, "Don't trust Thurfel"

Alyxandrah asks, "Why are you looking at me?"

Ilvane asks, "Why would she assist a traitor?"

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at Achillea.

Achillea squints at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "Thurfel is not a traitor."

Vonka asks, "Misses smellin' a flower?"

Achillea says, "I will laugh the day Thurfel betrays you as well"

Sheka grins coldly, her eyes reflecting no emotion.

Gavrail snorts.

Alyxandrah says, "He is not a Betrayor."

Ilvane says, "He will turn on us as fast as he has turned on his so called friends."

Achillea smiles at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah glances at Gavrail.

Vonka says, "Yer likes perty smells..."

Ilvane shakes her head.

Zacciwie says, "And I'm not Zacciwie. I'm Koar"

Zacciwie smirks.

Gavrail says, "Ask any of the nine if Thurfel can be trusted."

Alyxandrah says, "Oh, speaking of flowers.."

Alyxandrah removes a wild jasmine sachet from in her black leather bodice.
The faint scent of wild jasmine wafts gently through the air, as Alyxandrah rubs a sachet.

You say, "I will only laugh when I see the Nine destroyed."

Zacciwie begins to twitch.

You sigh softly.

Ilvane says, "I believe you on that, Gavrail."

Alyxandrah put a wild jasmine sachet in her black leather bodice.

Cravis wiggles his nose.

You glance at Gavrail.

Gavrail turns to Ilvane and smiles.

Ilvane says, "Once a turncoat, always a turncoat."

Alyxandrah asks, "Only laugh?"

You ask, "And why would I believe any of the Nine?"

Achillea asks, "how does Thurfel so seduce you anyways, Alyx?"

Vonka wrinkles her nose.

Alyxandrah says, "I plan on throwing Icemule a party."

Vonka sighs.

You ask, "What have ye ever done but hurt?"

Alyxandrah glances at Achillea.

You ask, "Take?"

You ask, "Use?"

Alyxandrah says, "Thurfel does not seduce me, imbecile."

Ilvane smiles at Gavrail.

Achillea asks, "He turn into a follower of Ivas?"

Gavrail exclaims, "This is useless!"

Zacciwie grins.

Sheka asks, "Who has Gavrail hurt?"

Gavrail exclaims, "Like talking to a brick wall!"

Alyxandrah chuckles.

Cravis furrows his brow.

Sheka cocks her head at you.

Vonka cocks her head at Gavrail.

You say, "Sheka, she killed people."

You say, "Through Vonka."

Gavrail raises her flaming blue orb skyward!

Sheka asks, "Who?"

Alyxandrah says, "Now you sound like Thurfel."

Vonka says, "I wanner lissen, Gavrail."

Alyxandrah nods to Gavrail.

Zacciwie says, "Erm"

Zacciwie ducks his head.

You roll your eyes.

Zacciwie says, "Poof"

You say, "She burned them in front of us in the temple."

Cravis says, "Me never seen such an ugly short person before."

Cravis shudders.

Alyxandrah says, "She must go save Elendr."

Vonka bites her lip.

Sheka says, "They were probably deserving of it."

Vonka sighs.

Sheka waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.

Alexhandro rolls his eyes.

You say, "Well ye are deserving of it, but wouldn't want her killing ye either."

You hear the voice of Gavrail exclaim, "Elendr is fully capable of saving himself!"

You say, "I'm funny that way."

Alyxandrah rolls her eyes.

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Alyxandrah says, "No, he isn't."

You say, "Elendr is the gullible one, Gavrail."

Alyxandrah says, "You should've held his hand all the way here, Gavrail."

You say, "And ye cajoled him nicely."

Alyxandrah says, "He must've been so hurt you abandoned him."

You say, "I will give ye that too."

Ilvane looks lost in thought.

Arimantis sighs.

Achillea grumbles.

Achillea rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Vonka says, "Gavrail, I know yer ain' like de udder lichs."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Sheka says, "I must take my leave. May the Darkness engulf you in it's embrace, Gavrail."

Zacciwie leans against some hastily-erected wooden beams reinforcing the walls and ceiling of the yet-unfinished wing.

Alyxandrah says, "Engulf you with pretty blue flames."

Sheka glances at Alyxandrah.

You say, "Vonka, ye are too kind-hearted."

Vonka says, "So, iffin yer wanner talk bout whut yer wan' from us...."

You look at Vonka and shake your head.

Zacciwie says, "Pink"

Alyxandrah begins to twitch involuntarily.

Zacciwie nods to Alyxandrah.

Sheka says, "She likes blue flame"

Sheka chuckles.

Alyxandrah says, "Blue."

Vonka says, "I ain' no wall."

Sheka just kissed Alyxandrah on the cheek.

Zacciwie rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Zacciwie says, "Green"

Journeyman Cravis just went east.

(Sheka sneers in contempt at the rest of you.)

Sheka turns around.

Lady Sheka just went east.

Achillea says, "Alyx you seem soo friendly and cozy with your daughter's murderer"

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis smirks.

You say, "And if we lose another as lost Elendr..."

You sigh heavily.

You look at Vonka and shake your head.

Achillea says, "no wonder you like Thurfel as well"

Alyxandrah glances at Achillea.

You say, "Achillea, ye are rather..."

Alyxandrah asks, "You're begging to meet Gosaena, aren't you?"

You shake your head.

A glittering aura of midnight blue starlight glows around Arimantis for just a moment.

Vonka sighs.

Achillea asks, "well explain why you are buddies with Sheka, yet you so wish to kill me?"

You blink.

Ilvane snuggles up to Arimantis.

Vonka blinks at Arimantis.

You say, "Arimantis..."

Vonka grins.

Arimantis takes off a midnight blue glaesine orb.

Ilvane says, "Looks so pretty."

Alexhandro glances at Arimantis.

Achillea says, "wasn't I who arranged yer daughters sacrifice"

Vonka exclaims, "Aye!"

You say, "Oh, is the orb."

Arimantis puts on a midnight blue glaesine orb.

Arimantis nods to you.

You wipe the sweat from your brow.

Arimantis chuckles.

Ilvane says, "Starlight is okay, anyway."

The shimmering constellation within Zacciwie's glaesine orb glows softly.

Arimantis says, "Sorry fer the alarm"

Ilvane giggles.

Arimantis stares off into space.

You grin at Arimantis.

Achillea asks, "so why is that?"

Achillea peers quizzically at Alyxandrah.

(Alyxandrah looks up at Achillea.)



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