Lies and Accusations (Cont'd)
Tilamaires, day 19 of the month Charlatos in the year 5102

Alyxandrah gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Alyxandrah gestures at Achillea.
CS: +181 - TD: +94 + CvA: +13 + d100: +12 == +112
Warding failed!
A ragged wound rips open Achillea's jugular, which begins spurting blood.

Arimantis gazes heavenward.

Zacciwie glances at Alyxandrah.

Zacciwie asks, "Nap time?"

Alyxandrah says, "Don't start with me Zacciwie."

Zacciwie scoffs.

Alyxandrah says, "She needs to learn when to keep her mouth shut."

Arimantis asks, "Now.. she is leakin on my boots. How this a good thing?"

Arimantis peers quizzically at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "I have not said anything to her."

You blink.

Alyxandrah says, "Perhaps the hole in her throat will help her."

Achillea says, "such a hypocrite, you despise me yet kiss Sheka"

Vonka shivers.

Vonka stares at Achillea.

You say, "We don't need bloodshed."

Alyxandrah asks, "Did I kiss Sheka?"

You shudder.

Achillea glares at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "You blind fool."

Vonka asks, "Achillea, yer bleedin?"

Arimantis mutters eww.

Zacciwie says, "Blood is so hard to get out of ice"

Alyxandrah says, "I did not so much as say good night to Sheka."

Ilvane is hugging herself.

Arimantis snuggles up to Ilvane.

Achillea says, "no, but you chum with her regularly, you seem to forget who it was who murdered your daughter"

Alyxandrah stands up.

Zacciwie asks, "You've a daughter?"

Zacciwie gawks at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "I have more important things to worry about than the words that come out of your mouth."

Achillea asks, "such as saving your beloved firemage?"

Alyxandrah says, "If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go think about the words that were spoken to me earlier."

You glance at Achillea.

Vonka bites her lip.

Alyxandrah says, "Aye, exactly."

Alyxandrah nods to Achillea.

Achillea says, "or wondering just how he will eventually betray you too"

Achillea smirks.

Alyxandrah rolls her eyes.

You give a sigh of exasperation.

You say, "I am so tired of snakes."

Alyxandrah says, "As am I."

Zacciwie says, "Good jerky they do make"

Zacciwie nods.

Ilvane pokes Zacciwie in the ribs.

Zacciwie whistles tunelessly to himself.

You say, "I think I'll go up to the Hall of Mind for a few moments. Try and think myself."

Ilvane nods.

Ilvane hugs you.

You curtsy.

[Hall of the Mind]
An aura of tranquility sits over the room. Stars twinkle on the south wall, comforting as they sparkle in the blackness, while the north wall glows a pearlescent grey the color of the moon behind mist. A black altar sits before the starry sky, and a grey altar seems to fade out of the misty wall.
Obvious exits: southwest, up.

You pace back and forth.

You wring your hands.

Lord Tjaran just arrived.

Tjaran nods to you in greeting.

You pace back and forth.

You nod to Tjaran.

You pace back and forth.

Tjaran asks, "Is...something the matter, Isci?"

You say, "Yes."

Tjaran nods.

You say, "First the one whispering to me... trying to turn me into a ball of jealousy."

Tjaran asks, "Jealousy?"

You say, "And then Gavrail with her pretense of being "helpful"."

You pace back and forth.

You say, "Long story. Best not told."

Tjaran says, "I see."

Tjaran says, "Well, I know what jealousy is like, so, I suppose not much need be said."

You say, "I think I shocked the lich though by doing opposite of what he expected his little ploy to accomplish."

Tjaran asks, "Oh?"

Elendr just arrived.
Elendr just went up.
Elendr just arrived.
Elendr just went southwest.

Tjaran says, "...I see Elendr has returned."

You blink.

Tjaran asks, "Could that be what inspired Gavrail's presence?"

You say, "apparently so."

You say, "She sent him home, she said."

You shake your head.

You say, "She pretends she is so concerned."

Tjaran says, "So it is the other way around then."

Tjaran nods.

You exclaim, "Such a liar!"

You say, "She is with the others. They want the town."

You say, "She is no different."

Tjaran says, "Of course."

You say, "And her pretense is... frustrating."

Tjaran says, "They all have their own methods, but the same goal."

You say, "Vonka is starting to believe it."

You say, "And that is bad."

Tjaran says, "I have seen little of Gavrail."

Tjaran says, "If any."

Tjaran says, "The only ones I know well at all are Elymir and Aslakian."

You clasp Tjaran's hand tenderly.

You say, "Come with me."

[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.
Also in the room: Elendr, Zacciwie, Lord Alexhandro, Lady Ilvane, Arimantis, Alyxandrah
Obvious exits: east.
Tjaran followed.

Alyxandrah asks, "What caused you to come back, Elendr?"

Alyxandrah asks, "Me or Gavrail?"

You whisper quietly to Alyxandrah, "Ye allright?"

Alyxandrah nods to you.

Elendr says, "I recieved your letter."

You cock your head at Alyxandrah.

You nod to Alyxandrah.

Ilvane asks, "Which made you angry?"

Ilvane rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Alyxandrah asks, "And that is why you returned?"

Elendr says, "Gavrail came to me at much the same time and filled things in for me."

You ask, "filled things in?"

You blink at Elendr.

Elendr glances at you.

Elendr says, "Aye, a few things."

You ask, "What was missing?"

You blink.

Zacciwie just went east.

Ilvane nods to Alexhandro.

Elendr says, "What was missing was why I was staying there any longer.... as well as a few other things related to it."

Arimantis ponders.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Elendr says, "But of that, you don't really need to know much more."

Elendr smiles at you.

Ilvane glances at Elendr.

You glance at Elendr.

Tjaran sits down.

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "ye missed yer lady. She was moments ahead of ye."

Ilvane asks, "Are you feeling well, Elendr?"

Tjaran leans forward.

You say, "Preaching of her good intentions."

(Elendr walks to Alyxandrah's side and clasps his hands behind his back. He turns to gaze at her with affection.)

Alyxandrah shifts her eyes to Elendr.

Ilvane coughs.

You whisper quietly to Alyxandrah, "This is quite... sickening."

Elendr says, "We all preach of good intentions Iscikella."

Alyxandrah smiles uncertainly.

Tjaran says, "Good intentions seem to be all I have got."

You say, "I don't think Gavrail knows what a good intention is."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

You say, "She has to... learn them like a catechism."

You say, "to repeat."

(Elendr moves his hands to Alyxandrah's shoulders and rubs them gently.)

Elendr says, "One thing that is missing is your common sense, Iscikella. I pray that it returns before it is too late."

Arimantis says, "I have a feelin.. her intentions are far from good.."

Alyxandrah blinks.

Arimantis glances at Elendr.

Elendr smirks.

You nod to Arimantis.

Arimantis asks, "An.. this is somethin Gavrail told you?"

Arimantis glances at Elendr.

You say, "I have my sense. Ye may have lost yers however."

You say, "Remains to be seen."

Ilvane asks, "So how is your head, Elendr..no effects of the lich being nearby you, right?"

Elendr says, "I don't need Gavrail to tell me that Iscikella sees everything in black and white."

You laugh out loud!

You say, "Never have."

Elendr glances at Ilvane.

Achillea just arrived.

Ilvane looks thoughtfully at Elendr.

You say, "Which is why others have often chastised me."

Ilvane says, "Your eyes look tired, a bit."

You say, "too many shades of grey in my vision they say."

Achillea glances at Alyxandrah.

Elendr smiles at you.

Arimantis says, "He jus made a long trip sweetie.."

Arimantis nods to Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "No, it's a different kind of tired."

Arimantis ponders.

Elendr glances at Ilvane.

You nod to Ilvane.

Achillea nods to Elendr in greeting.

Elendr says, "It is the soft touch of frustration."

Elendr nods to Achillea.

Ilvane says, "I'm not trying to offend you, Elendr, you just look..run down."

You ask, "Sapped of lifeforce mayhap?"

You cock your head at Elendr.

Alyxandrah glances at Achillea.

(Elendr rounds on Iscikella, his eyes fierce.)

Alyxandrah gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Alyxandrah gestures at Achillea.
A golden aura fades from Achillea.

Alyxandrah gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Alyxandrah gestures at Achillea.
The deep blue glow leaves Achillea.

Alyxandrah gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Alyxandrah gestures at Achillea.
Achillea seems slightly different.

(Iscikella steps back.)

Ilvane says, "Decidedly pale, for sure."

Alyxandrah gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Alyxandrah gestures at Achillea.
The light blue glow leaves Achillea.

Elendr says, "Stop making such stupid theories. They're annoying wretch."

You ask, "I hit a nerve?"

Alyxandrah smirks.

(Iscikella rubs her arms, feeling a sudden chill.)

Elendr says, "I swear... for someone who claims to be a scholar of wisdom, you don't work in fact all that much."

Alyxandrah peers quizzically at you.

Alyxandrah asks, "Are you alright?"

You say, "I asked a question."

You ask, "That's an answer?"

You cock your head at Elendr.

Elendr says, "You made an inference."

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Arimantis glances at Elendr.

You say, "Is only an inference if ye hear it that way."

Arimantis glances at you.

Arimantis ponders.

You say, "Which apparently ye did."

Elendr asks, "What answer can I give you that won't be rounded on me in turn?"

Elendr peers quizzically at you.

Ilvane says, "Why is it that you would be so mean to her, suddenly? I don't recall you being quite like this before towards her."

Elendr glances at Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "Aside from listening to Gavrail's counsel far too much."

Elendr says, "I don't remember asking you. Iscikella is a thorn in my side and I am tired of her incessant babbling."

Achillea glances at Alyxandrah.

You ask, "A thorn in *yer* side?"

You ask, "Ye mean Gavrail's?"

Elendr cocks his head.

You ask, "Are ye that attached?"

Ilvane says, "You have quite a mind, always have..why you would allow a lich to tell you what to think is beyond me."

You say, "I have no special connection to ye, Elendr."

Elendr says, "Wouldn't you like to know."

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

Elendr glances at you.

Arimantis ponders.

Achillea says, "Alyx I suggest you cease using magic against me for mere words"

You say, "I already know."

Achillea says, "it grows tiring"

Elendr glances at Achillea.

Ilvane asks, "Is he that far gone?"

Elendr asks, "Are you threatening her?"

Ilvane blinks at you.

Elendr glares at Achillea.

Elendr trembles with rage.

Achillea says, "um, I suggest you take a look back and see which of us has used violence"

Achillea glares at Elendr.

You shake your head.

You say, "We don't need violence."

Achillea says, "so far she has imploded me, bloodburst me, stunned me, and dispelled me, and all i have done was say things she dislikes"

Elendr laughs!

Ilvane says, "Elendr, have a drink, relax some."

Elendr grins at Alyxandrah.

Ilvane smiles slightly.

Elendr gazes fondly at Alyxandrah.

Achillea glances at Elendr.

Alexhandro ponders.

Ilvane says, "How about some tea to warm you, at least."

Elendr asks, "warm me?"

You say, "Herbal tea preferably."

You nod.

Ilvane nods to Elendr.

Ilvane removes some fragrant orange scented tea from in her black silk cloak.

Achillea says, "and since I have said nothing atall agains you, I suggest you stay out of it"

Ilvane asks, "I have some orange tea, will that suffice?"

You say, "Well, ye just got back to IceMule."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Elendr says, "I've been sitting in the sun for the last month. It is good to be home."

You say, "Is a bit chillier than where ye were."

You nod to Elendr.

Ilvane nods.

Elendr glances at Achillea.

Achillea gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Achillea gestures.
A sense of peace and calm settles over the area.

Elendr laughs!

(Ilvane drops the tea at Elendr's feet, and steps back quickly)
Ilvane drops some fragrant orange scented tea.

You rub Ilvane.

Elendr picks up some fragrant orange scented tea.

You say, "Nice aroma to it."

Ilvane smiles at Elendr.

You nod to Elendr.

Elendr sniffs at his orange scented tea.

Ilvane says, "It even smells nice."

Ilvane nods.

Tjaran says, "I will attest to that."

Elendr peers quizzically at Alyxandrah.

Elendr grits his teeth.

(Iscikella glances nervously at Alyxandrah.)

You say, "Ye are a bit quiet, Alyx."

You ask, "Ye allright?"

Alyxandrah nods.

Alyxandrah hangs her head.

You nod to Alyxandrah.

You give a sigh of relief.

Elendr just hugged Alyxandrah.

Elendr just kissed Alyxandrah on the forehead.

Elendr says, "Achillea. You want this to stop. You stay away from her. Or I gaurantee, you will be taught a lesson."

Elendr points at Achillea.

Elendr scowls.

Vonka just arrived.

You say, "Lesson?""

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Arimantis looks thoughtfully at Elendr.

Achillea growls ferociously!

You glance at Elendr.

You wring your hands.

Ilvane says, "No more lessons."

Ilvane shakes her head.

Elendr says, "Lessons never stop."

Elendr grins at Ilvane.

Tjaran seems to lose an aura of confidence.

Achillea asks, "Elendr. I have merely spoken against Thurfel, you think I warrent attack for this?"

Alyxandrah's face turns slightly pale.

You glance at Elendr.

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Alyxandrah says, "Elymir taught me a lesson."

Elendr exclaims, "You've done more than this and you know it!"

Alyxandrah shudders.

Elendr glares at Achillea.

Ilvane says, "I have had quite enough for my lifetime, Elendr."

Elendr scowls.

Achillea asks, "name what else?"

Achillea stares at Elendr.

Achillea says, "not to her I haven't"

Elendr waves a hand at Achillea, dismissing her indifferently.

(Iscikella whispers quietly about "lessons", quivering slightly.)

Elendr says, "I will bring more sorrow to my love by speaking any more on the matter. Be gone little girl."

Elendr coughs.

Elendr says, "No more."

You blink at Elendr.

Vonka looks rather confused.

Achillea asks, "Gavrail doesn't like Thurfel, you don't wish to upset her do you?"

Elendr glances at Alyxandrah.

(Iscikella steps back away from Elendr.)

(Elendr rubs Alyxandrah's hand soothingly.)

Vonka says, "Glad yer back, Elendr."

Vonka nods to Elendr.

Elendr blinks.

Elendr smiles at Vonka.

You ask, "Ye... sure ye are allright?"

You peer quizzically at Elendr.

Ilvane says, "Even if he is a bit..pale."

You say, "Ilvane is right... ye look..."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Elendr says, "No Iscikella. I am not."

Vonka says, "Gavrail tol' us dat it were dangerous fer yer ter be roun' dat staff."

Elendr nods to Vonka.

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

Elendr says, "Aye, when I learned of what was happening I came right back."

Ilvane sighs softly.

You say, "Something... not..."

You shudder.

Elendr says, "Besides, being away from Alyx for to long was beginning to make me irritable."

Elendr smirks.

Vonka asks, "Learned 'bout whut?"

Vonka cocks her head at Elendr.

You glance at Vonka.

Elendr says, "Don't worry about it little elf."

Elendr smiles at Vonka as he rests a hand on her shoulder.

Vonka wrinkles her nose.

Ilvane raises an eyebrow.

Vonka says, "I worries more bout stuff I dun' know."

(Iscikella rubs her arms as a chill overtakes her.)

You whisper quietly to Ilvane, "He's not there... it's just... Gavrail."

Ilvane nods to you.

Elendr smiles with a glint of humor in his eyes as they move fleetingly to Iscikella.

You glance at Elendr.

You shiver.

Achillea says, "now Elendr, really, I don't think gavrail likes Thurfel much, so, perhaps ye ought not attack me merely for insulting Thurfel in front of Alyx"

You say, "Uh... Achillea... I think is a bit... more complicated."

(Iscikella watches Elendr warily.)

Achillea says, "seem more pleasant now then you wrre a moment ago"

Elendr says, "The whole enemy of my friend argument? Please... Alyx's well being is more important than your philosophies."

Achillea smiles at Elendr.

Elendr glances at some fragrant orange scented tea.

Achillea says, "well I have not threatened her well being, so enough of her casting at me and your threats"

(Elendr looks into the tea for a moment, as if remembering for the first time that it is there.)

Ilvane says, "It's not poisoned, just something warm."

Elendr smiles at Ilvane.

Ilvane smiles gently at Elendr.

Elendr says, "I wasn't worried... just merely forgetful."

(Elendr sips at the tea, furrows his brow, then wraps his other hand around the cup.)

Arimantis ponders.

Ilvane smiles.

Vonka asks, "Elendr?"

Vonka cocks her head at Elendr.

Elendr asks, "Mm?"

Elendr smiles at Vonka.

Vonka asks, "Yer meet any stonecutters in de Elf cities?"

Elendr blinks.

Achillea says, "be better when Gavrail has the rest of ya too"

Achillea nods to Elendr.

You say, "Wrong person to ask, Vonka."

Elendr asks, "Stonecutters?"

Vonka nods.

Elendr blinks at Vonka.

Elendr peers quizzically at you.

Vonka says, "He jus' come back."

Vonka says, "Mebber he met sommun der."

Ilvane rocks back on her heels.

(Arimantis leans over to Iscikella and whispers "You know, if I didn't see him in front of me.. His attitude towards you, seems just like Gavrail's toward Elymir")

Vonka says, "Ain' no stonecutters aroun' 'ere."

You nod to Arimantis.

Ilvane rocks back on her heels.

(Iscikella rubs her arms)

Elendr asks, "And why would I help you find something to further Thurfel's little pet project?"

Elendr cocks his head at Vonka.

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

You say, "told ye, Vonka."

You say, "Don't go there."

Alexhandro peers quizzically at Ilvane.

Vonka cocks her head at Elendr.

You shake your head.

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

You say, "Not who ye think."

Arimantis asks, "Cold sweetheart?"

You glance at Elendr.

Achillea smiles at Elendr.

Vonka asks, "Whut makes yer t'ink it be fer Thurfel?"

Ilvane nods.

Ilvane says, "Just a little.."

Alyxandrah sighs.

Alyxandrah sits down.

Arimantis removes a night black spidersilk vestment from his shoulders.

Tjaran asks, "Should I go get some more tea, Ilvane?"

(Arimantis wraps his vestment around Ilvane's shoulders)

You say, "I don't think will help."

You shiver.

Ilvane says, "You know, Gavrail, that tea..it always makes me much warmer."

Tjaran nods.

Elendr cocks his head.

Arimantis glances at Ilvane.

Vonka blinks at Ilvane.

Achillea says, "Alyx, I like Elendr much more as Gavrail"

Achillea smiles slightly

Alyxandrah says, "Don't talk to me, witch."

Ilvane blinks.

(Iscikella shivers uncontrollably.)

Elendr frowns.

Vonka says, "Mebber we oughter go sommere wit' a fire."

(Elendr gazes with worried eyes at Alyxandrah.)

Achillea glares at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah points at Achillea.

Alyxandrah says, "That witch."

Achillea says, "I will talk and keep talkin so long as I wish"

Alyxandrah says, "So many witches in my life, I should start numbering them."

Elendr gazes heavenward.

Alexhandro snickers.

Ilvane grins at Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "You'll be number one, since you're a constant annoyance."

Alyxandrah nods to Achillea.

Achillea says, "don't know who you think you are but your not the hot stuff you believe, except maybe to Thurfel"

Alyxandrah gazes heavenward.

You say, "I don't think would help, Vonka."

Ilvane smiles at Tjaran.

You look at Vonka and shake your head.

Tjaran stands up.

Elendr snarls menacingly!

You shiver.

Lord Tjaran just went east.

Vonka says, "Welp, everone shiverin' an' turnin' all blue."

Ilvane glances at Elendr.

Alyxandrah says, "I do not believe myself to be 'hot stuff'."

Vonka says, "An' we be inna ice temple."

Achillea says, "well then get over yourself already"

Elendr glares at Achillea.

Vonka says, "Figgers we might wanner go someplace warmer."

Ilvane smiles at Vonka.

Achillea says, "princess"

Achillea smirks.

Alyxandrah says, "Achillea, you continue to speak to me when I have asked you not to."

(Arimantis takes Ilvane's hands in his, rubbing them to keep them warm)

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the hand.

Ilvane says, "Nothing a cup of tea won't help remedy."

Alyxandrah says, "And if you knew anything, you'd know I do not call myself that. It was a nickname given to me by Sheka."

Elendr glances at some fragrant orange scented tea.

Achillea says, "appropriate"

Vonka gawks at Alyxandrah.

Elendr glances at Ilvane.

Elendr narrows his eyes.

Vonka asks, "Yer mean yer ain' really a princess?"

Ilvane smiles at Elendr.

Alyxandrah rolls her eyes.

Alyxandrah stands up.

Alyxandrah says, "G'night everyone."

Alyxandrah just went east.

Elendr frowns.

Elendr says, "Alyx..."

Elendr closes his eyes for a moment.

Vonka says, "Now, she gots some sense."

Vonka nods.

Elendr says, "I hate you for harming her."

Vonka blinks.

Achillea flails her arms about.

Elendr says, "And I know you all will never back down."

Achillea says, "I have never harmed her"

Ilvane says, "No one has harmed her. None of us here."

Elendr says, "It's going to make it a pleasure when I can no longer stop the liches from killing you all."

Achillea says, "what lies has she told"

Arimantis asks, "What have I done ta harm her?"

Elendr turns around.

Elendr just went east.

Ilvane flails her arms about.

Arimantis smirks.

Lord Tjaran just arrived.

Tjaran offers Ilvane some fragrant orange scented tea.
Ilvane accepts Tjaran's orange scented tea.

Ilvane just hugged Tjaran.
Tjaran just hugged Ilvane.

Vonka scratches her head.

Tjaran asks, "Would anyone else care for some?"

You shake your head.

Alexhandro says, "If anythin, folks here tried ta SAVE her, not hurt her."

Vonka says, "Iscikella be awful cold."

Alexhandro gazes heavenward.

Achillea says, "okay you all, I know we don't agree, but darn I have neevr harmed her and I am really tired of this nonsense"

You say, "Tea won't help..."

You shiver.

Vonka glances at Achillea.

Vonka shivers.

(Ilvane wraps her hands around her tea, warming them)

Tjaran removes a cup of winterberry tea from in his spidersilk cloak.

Ilvane takes a drink from her orange scented tea.

Tjaran says, "I apologize for being so silent. I have never met Elendr."

You say, "I think I should walk a bit..."

Ilvane says, "He looks so tired."

Tjaran takes a drink from his winterberry tea.

Achillea just went east.

The sense of peace and security passes away from the area.

Ilvane frowns.

Vonka nods to Ilvane.

Tjaran sits down.

Vonka says, "Scuse me."

Vonka waves.

Vonka just went east.

Ilvane says, "His essence is weak, no doubt."

Tjaran says, "I take it he is a much different man than he used to be."

Arimantis sighs.

Ilvane says, "He's different."

Ilvane nods.

Tjaran says, "I only know OF him. Never knew him."

Alexhandro says, "I hardly knew him...but even I knew he was actin funny."

Tjaran takes a drink from his winterberry tea.

You say, "He's... not there."

You shake your head.

You say, "Not at all."

You say, "Only Gavrail is there."

Arimantis says, "Seemed... like it wasn't him talkin"

Ilvane frowns.

Arimantis nods to you.

Ilvane nods to Arimantis.

You shiver.

Tjaran asks, "So his possesor has gotten to him?"

Ilvane says, "A great deal, if not all."

Tjaran nods.

Tjaran says, "A shame..."

You say, "He... well... decided was inevitable to fight."

Ilvane nods.

Tjaran says, "Futility is never an option. That is giving up."

Tjaran takes a drink from his winterberry tea.

Tjaran says, "I apologize if this offends anyone who know him better, but I think he just gave up."

You say, "Well, Elendr really went into... hopelessness."

You nod to Tjaran.

Ilvane takes a drink from her orange scented tea.

You say, "I do too."

You say, "He insists not. He is only doing the... logical thing."

You sigh.

Tjaran asks, "Logical thing?"

Tjaran says, "Hardly."

Alexhandro says, "Wha I dun unnerstand is...she promises him ta protect Alyx...but there's one of her, eight others who didn't make dat promise."

You say, "He insisted she would use him anyway, no matter what he did."

Tjaran says, "The logical thing would be, if it was inteviatable, to continue fighting."

You say, "She won't protect Alyx."

Alexhandro says, "Dat's me point...if he cares fer Alyx, he should see dat."

Elendr just arrived.

You cock your head at Elendr.

You sense Junis looking in on you.

(Elendr hurls the tea at Ilvane, scowling in rage.)
Elendr drops some fragrant orange scented tea.

Ilvane gasps.

Tjaran stands up.

You gasp.

Elendr exclaims, "Where is that little wench? Where?!"

Tjaran stares at Elendr.

Tjaran exclaims, "Who do you think you are!"

You ask, "What wench?"

Junis just arrived.

You blink at Elendr.

Ilvane asks, "What is wrong with the tea?"

Junis leans against a large wooden sign.

(Iscikella backs away from Elendr.)

Tjaran put a cup of winterberry tea in his spidersilk cloak.

Elendr says, "That giant of a disgusting worm, Achillea."

Elendr paces back and forth.

You say, "She left."

Junis chuckles.

You say, "We hardly keep track of her."

You blink.

Alexhandro gazes heavenward.

Ilvane sighs.

Elendr snarls menacingly!

Elendr just went east.

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

(Junis gets a handkerchief from his robe and offers it to Ilvane)

Tjaran says, "He is letting his rage control him."

You turn to face Ilvane.

You ask, "Were ye scalded?"

(Ilvane wipes the tea from her)

Ilvane nods to you.

Ilvane says, "Just a little."

Ilvane says, "Good thing I was not turned to face him."

(Iscikella runs a finger along Ilvane's jawline, relieving the redness of the skin with empathic touch.)

Ilvane says, "Just splashed a bit."

Ilvane winces.

Tjaran sits down.

Tjaran removes a cup of winterberry tea from in his spidersilk cloak.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

You say, "There... skin is healed but will hurt for a bit."

You nod to Ilvane.
Ilvane nods to you.

A pained expression crosses Ilvane's face.

Tjaran takes a drink from his winterberry tea.

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the forehead.

Arimantis sighs.

Ilvane says, "I was just.."

Ilvane asks, "What did he get so mad at?"

Ilvane flails her arms about.

You ask, "Ye see, Vonka?"

You say, "Not Elendr."

You shake your head.

Tjaran asks, "And why did he take it out on you?"

Ilvane blinks at Gavrail.

You blink.

Arimantis searches around for a moment.

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

Arimantis glances at Ilvane.

Tjaran says, "What in blazes..."

You ask, "Where???"

Junis yawns.

Search
You don't find anything of interest here.

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

Tjaran takes a drink from his winterberry tea.

Arimantis moves to stand in front of Ilvane.

Tjaran stands up.

You belt out, "Lich!"

You flail your arms about.

(Junis covers his mouth and snickers quietly to himself)

Ilvane says, "She doesn't like tea.."

Arimantis says, "I knew somethin wasn't right.."

You ask, "She said that?"

You blink at Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "From the tea flying at my head, I gathered that much."

You rub Ilvane.

Junis just nudged Ilvane.

Junis points at some fragrant orange scented tea.

Arimantis rubs Ilvane gently.

Ilvane nods.

Ilvane says, "It's on the floor now, of course."

Ilvane sits down.

(Iscikella walks about the room searching.)

Tjaran asks, "She does not like tea, eh?"

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

Tjaran removes a cup of winterberry tea from in his spidersilk cloak.

You belt out, "Lich?"

Arimantis moves to stand in front of Ilvane.

Tjaran says, "Here is in open defiance of her."

Tjaran raises his winterberry tea in a toast!
Tjaran takes a drink from his winterberry tea.

Tjaran sits down.

Ilvane takes a drink from her orange scented tea.

You belt out, "Come out!"

You belt out, "No hiding!"

(Arimantis squints into the darkness of the unopened wing, searching for the lich)

Arimantis grumbles.

(Iscikella pokes into the corners of the room.)

(Ilvane runs her fingers over her cup, warming her cold hands)

Arimantis just kissed Ilvane on the forehead.

Ilvane leans back.

(Junis shivers slightly with suppressed laughter)

(Tjaran leans foward, placing his tea in front of his mouth.)

Arimantis glances at Junis.

Junis coughs.

Ilvane waggles her fingers mystically at Junis. How nice.

Junis says, "I'm sorry, shouldnt laugh"

Ilvane stands up.

You mutter something inaudible.

You say, "First have one whispering nasty things in my ear."

You say, "Then one trying to strangle Tianni with her own hair."

You say, "And then Gavrail..."

You say, "What a... nightmarish night."

Ilvane nods to you.

The bandages on Junis' right arm come loose and he begins to bleed again.
Junis mutters under his breath.
Junis begins to do his best to mend his wounded arm.

Tjaran says, "It was fine for me...until I heard Tianni in my head."

Tjaran says, "The night had come back, I was excited."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

You say, "Well, the whispers kind of... destroyed that for me."

You sigh.

Tjaran leans forward.

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

Arimantis ponders.

Junis just opened a bright silvery pouch.
Junis removes an iced raisin cookie from in his silvery pouch.
Junis offers Arimantis an iced raisin cookie.
Junis just closed a bright silvery pouch.

Ilvane says, "I think perhaps that this staff has even more power than what Thurfel thought."

Arimantis drapes a night black spidersilk vestment from his shoulders.

Arimantis accepts Junis's raisin cookie.

Junis yawns.

Junis says, "Bah, staff shmaff"

Arimantis asks, "Din Elymir say somethin about no one knowin the staff's powers?"

Tjaran says, "Things always go back to that staff..."

Ilvane nods to Arimantis.

Tjaran says, "Every direction this whole conundrum branches out to has one common link with that staff."

(Iscikella runs a hand through her hair)

Ilvane says, "I still can't believe that they don't have it yet."

Ilvane says, "All this power.."

Ilvane takes a drink from her orange scented tea.
Ilvane takes a drink from her orange scented tea.

Arimantis says, "You would think.. they could jus take it"

Ilvane nods.

Ilvane says, "But yet, they don't have it."

Junis whistles tunelessly to himself.

Tjaran says, "Apparantly, they cannot for some reason."

You say, "I think its powers are beyond them."

Tjaran says, "Perhaps part of its power is that the owner must give it up willingly."

You say, "And something must happen for them to hold it."

Arimantis says, "Would seem.. well not simple.. but simple fer them.. to posess Xeldria and hand it to another"

(Junis sings in a taunting voice "Someone is not worrrrthy")

Junis whistles tunelessly to himself.

Ilvane says, "They haven't found who can hold it yet."

You say, "And they can't do that themselves."

Ilvane says, "Bad item that thing.."

Tjaran takes a drink from his winterberry tea.

You pace back and forth.
You pace back and forth.
You pace back and forth.

You say, "I don't understand what is happening."

(Junis casually examines his fingernails, pausing to clean the dirt from under them)

Tjaran says, "You know more than most, though."

Ilvane says, "Me either..but we will see soon enough."

You say, "I don't even know which one was whispering to me."

You say, "I have never heard that voice."

Alexhandro says, "I always hated learnin stuff da hard way."

You shake your head.

Alexhandro nods to Ilvane.

You say, "Faint and sullen."

Arimantis asks, "so.. followin that theory, there is one person an only one person who kin control it properly?"

Ilvane says, "They are playing games with you, Iscikella."

Arimantis ponders.

Junis looks over at Arimantis and shakes his head.

Junis chuckles.

Alexhandro says, "Mebbe it was da same one who played wit my corpse dat night."

You ask, "Thulevier?"

Arimantis says, "If Gavrail was in elven country.. her powers would be faint an distant here.."

You shake your head.

You say, "No."

You say, "His voice is deeper."

Tjaran asks, "What did this voice sound like?"

You say, "Faint and sullen."

Tjaran rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "And wanted to be sure and..."

Tjaran asks, "Could it have been the unknown ninth?"

You fidget.

You say, "Maybe."

You say, "I don't know."

Junis says, "Wherd I put dat"

Junis just opened a dwarven crafted weaponsmiths leather tool sack reinforced with iron bands.

You say, "Wanted me..."

You pace back and forth.

Junis just closed a dwarven crafted weaponsmiths leather tool sack reinforced with iron bands.

You say, "So hard to explain."

You pace back and forth.
You pace back and forth.

Junis works his fingers under his encrusted crown and scratches his head.

Tjaran says, "You mentioned jealousy to me earlier."

You nod to Tjaran.

You say, "Told me to beware of Alyx."

Junis chuckles.

Tjaran nods.

Junis coughs.

Junis says, "Sorry again"

Ilvane pokes Junis in the ribs.

You glance at Junis.

(Junis tries to stay serious)

You say, "So I did the best I could to thwart it and told her outright what it said."

Ilvane says, "I'm afraid I need some rest."

Ilvane hugs you.

Junis says, "I think I caught somethin from Silon"

You say, "So had nothing to use."

Tjaran nods to Ilvane.

Ilvane just hugged Tjaran.
Ilvane just hugged Alexhandro. Tjaran just hugged Ilvane.

Ilvane just kissed Arimantis on the lips.

Tjaran says, "You sleep well."

Ilvane nods to Junis.

Tjaran takes a drink from his winterberry tea.

Junis bows to Ilvane.

Junis says, "Rest well Ilvane"

Alexhandro just hugged Ilvane.

Alexhandro says, "Nighters Ilvane."

Ilvane nods.

Ilvane waves.

Tjaran waves to Ilvane.

You say, "Night, Ilvane."

Tjaran says, "Goodnight."

Ilvane waves.

Ilvane just left.

Iscikella smiles weakly.

Tjaran takes a drink from his winterberry tea.

You say, "Since I revealed what said to the person was saying it about, the lich doesn't have a weapon that way now."

You say, "Only thing I knew to do."

Junis says, "What if warnin you to stay away from Alyx was for both your own goods"

Junis says, "Not for an Ulterior motive"

You say, "Not by what it said, Junis."

You shake your head.

Junis shrugs.

You say, "It wasn't a warning to keep away."

You say, "It was a warning to... watch."

You say, "Wanted me to believe something."

You say, "I revealed it, so it lost the weapon."

You say, "Best I could do."

Junis shrugs.

You say, "The liches have no love for me, Junis."

You say, "Not like I am suddenly going to believe they have my best interests at heart."

Iscikella smiles crookedly.

Junis says, "Well, didnt mean that"

You say, "I am well aware of what it was doing."

You say, "Jealousy is a powerful weapon."

Junis asks, "But if its gonna use you to kill Alyx if you ever get near her, would be best to keep away yes?"

You look at Junis and shake your head.

You say, "That wasn't it."

You say, "I won't say more."

Junis asks, "So whats this about someone choking Tiani with her own hair?"

Junis raises an eyebrow.

Elendr just arrived.

Tjaran says, "I do not think even she knows what provoked that."

Elendr tried to hold your hand but your group status is closed, type "GROUP OPEN" to let him hold your hand.

(Elendr holds out his hand.)

Arimantis glances at Elendr.

You join Elendr.

Elendr's group just went east.


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up concurrent to the previous log, somewhere after the point where Vonka initially left the Main Chapel...
***END NOTE***

[Hall of the Holy Struggle]
The walls of this circular chamber are filled with pictures of horror and of goodness. The western walls are covered with carvings of undead beings, etched in disgusting detail, while the eastern walls bear bas-relief warriors in gleaming armor marching to war. The pictures seem to be chasing each other in a perpetual hunt, although you could better see if you looked more closely. Two altars have been erected in the room, one tinted black, the other white. A spiral staircase leads up to the next level.
Also in the room: Elendr, Vonka who is seated
Obvious exits: southeast, up.
You say, "maybe they didn't much care then" Elendr narrows his eyes.

You say, "I am not talking to Alyx, so leave me the heck alone"

You glare at Elendr.

Elendr raises an eyebrow.

Elendr asks, "Will you 'talk' with her in the future?"

Elendr cocks his head.

Vonka furrows her brow.

Vonka hangs her head.

You say, "go cuddle with Gavrail and leave me be"

You say, "whatever I do or don't do ain yer business"

Elendr says, "I asked you whether or not you would 'talk' with her in the future. Answer... the... question."

Elendr trembles.

You say, "no, I will not answer, I do not serve you"

You glare at Elendr.

(Vonka put her arms over her head.)

Elendr says, "No. You serve the one who we all have ties too."

Elendr says, "And angering me, and forcing me to take time away from my path to deal with you, will not serve him in the end."

You say, "now, Gavrail I will talk to"

Elendr gazes heavenward.

You are stunned.

Elendr asks, "Who do you think I speak for? Who do you think inhabits me every day and night? Who do you think sees through my eyes?"

Elendr stares at you.

Elendr says, "We are... watching you, always."

You think to yourself, "if ye, Gavrail wish me to leave her, then I will"

Elendr smiles at you.

You think to yourself, "I thought it was Elendr bullying me"

Elendr asks, "Souls got your tongue little girl?"

You think to yourself, "I am on your side, and how can I help"

(Vonka tries to pretend she doesn't exist.)

Elendr says, "Indeed we do, Achillea. Leave her be."

Elendr narrows his eyes.

Elendr touches you.

You think to yourself, "as the master wishes"

Elendr says, "I hope you understand, now..."

Vonka trembles.

Elendr smiles at Vonka.

Vonka gulps.

Elendr says, "Relax."

Vonka glances at Elendr.

Vonka asks, "Be Gavrail in yer righ' now?"

Elendr says, "She is always with me little elf."

Vonka asks, "Kin yer tell me whut she wan'?"

Elendr cocks his head.

Vonka says, "She dun' seem like de udder lichs."

Elendr asks, "Oh?"

Vonka nods.

Elendr asks, "Why do you say that?"

Vonka says, "Dey jus' seem ter wanner kill folks."

(Elendr folds his arms in thought, looking quizzically down at the young elf.)

Vonka says, "But she seem smarten... an' more...."

Vonka bites her lip.

Vonka says, "More alive, mebber."

Elendr says, "She wants what they want, she just goes about it in a different way. The town will be ours..."

Vonka shakes her head.

(Elendr caresses Vonka's cheek softly as he smiles at her.)

(Vonka draws her head back.)

Elendr flinches.

Vonka says, "I dun' t'ink yer knows 'er es well es yer t'inks."

(Elendr draws back his arms until he folds them, hugging his waist.)

Vonka says, "Mebber yer jus' dun' know."

Elendr says, "Enlighten me then Vonka. Tell me what we want."

Vonka says, "But ders sommit differnt bout 'er."

Vonka says, "It ain' all o' dem."

Vonka says, "It jus' be 'er."

Vonka stares at Elendr.

Vonka says, "She wan' more den dey does."

Vonka says, "She wanner be alive agin."

Elendr rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Elendr looks thoughtfully at Vonka.

Vonka asks, "Dun' she?"

Vonka cocks her head at Elendr.

Elendr smiles slightly, but looks away.

Elendr says, "You..."

Vonka says, "Yer dun' gotter be skert bout it."

Vonka asks, "Udder folks be alive, why kint she?"

Elendr asks, "Do you believe that?"

Elendr peers quizzically at Vonka.

Achillea prays Master Luukos, how was I supposed to know a defender of Thurfel is to be left alone?, I desire only your will my Lord

Vonka nods.

Elendr nods.

Elendr smiles at Vonka.

Elendr says, "You're kind. But I think you need to not worry so much about Gavrail."

Elendr says, "We will take care of ourself."

You think to yourself, "is not being a lich far superior to mortality?"

Vonka says, "I spen' a night oncet in dat tomb."

Elendr raises an eyebrow.

Vonka says, "Not in de tomb... but I were jus' outside."

Vonka shivers.

Vonka says, "An' I felt how cold an' skerry it were."

Elendr flinches.

Vonka says, "An' how horrible it were ter be locked up der."

Vonka says, "All col' an' hungry...."

Elendr grits his teeth.

Vonka says, "An' mebber hopin' ginst hope dat sommun gonner take pity on yer....."

Vonka weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Elendr stares at Vonka.

Vonka says, "Mebber it were wrong whut dey did....."

Vonka says, "But bein' shut up like dat..."

Vonka shudders.

Elendr nods to Vonka.

Vonka says, "Kint blame 'em fer bein' angry."

Elendr smiles softly.

Vonka says, "But when yer gits out..."

Vonka says, "An' yer mebber uses sommuns body...."

Elendr folds his arms over his chest.

Vonka says, "An' gits ter feel de sun agin..."

Vonka says, "An' smell perty stuff."

Vonka says, "An' feel a heart beatin' in yer chest..."

Vonka says, "Mebber yer learns ders more n' anger."

(Elendr looks at Vonka with a mixture of sober warmth and puzzlement.)

Vonka bites her lip.

Vonka cocks her head at Elendr.

Elendr says, "Unfortunately we can not learn that lesson until we have the chance."

Elendr says, "And right now... we're fighting, to survive."

Vonka asks, "Den she dun' feel whut yer feels?"

Vonka asks, "She dun' git ter feel yer heart beatin'?"

Elendr says, "We are very understanding of what one another feels, Vonka... but its not the same."

Vonka nods to Elendr.

Elendr says, "It will never be the same... until there is peace, and maybe not even then."

Elendr holds back his tears, his eyes glistening with pain.

Vonka asks, "But yer members whut it feels like, dun' yer?"

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

Elendr asks, "Are you asking me how I could forget?"

Elendr peers quizzically at Vonka.

Vonka asks, "Yer wan's peace?"

Vonka peers quizzically at Elendr.

Elendr says, "Aye... "

Vonka asks, "And yer t'inks killing folks be de onny way ter git it?"

Elendr glances at you.

Vonka asks, "Er dat jus' be Elymir?"

Elendr says, "Just a moment Vonka... I think our friend here has learned enough."

Elendr just went southeast.


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up shortly after Achillea's previous log and immediately after Iscikella's previous log...
***END NOTE***

[Hall of the Gods, Main Chapel]
The Temple has been carved from the ice of the glacier. A vaulted ceiling rises above you, carved with faint designs, and thick pillars etched with the symbols of the gods rise to meet the dome. The walls glimmer with light from the moon, adding divine ambiance to an already spectacular chamber. To the northwest is a passage, seemingly brighter than the rest, while the tunnel to the southeast looks darker than you would think possible in the well-lit Temple.
Also in the room: Elendr
Obvious exits: west, northwest, southeast, out.

You cock your head at Elendr.

Elendr's group just went northwest.

[Hall of the Holy Struggle]
The walls of this circular chamber are filled with pictures of horror and of goodness. The western walls are covered with carvings of undead beings, etched in disgusting detail, while the eastern walls bear bas-relief warriors in gleaming armor marching to war. The pictures seem to be chasing each other in a perpetual hunt, although you could better see if you looked more closely. Two altars have been erected in the room, one tinted black, the other white. A spiral staircase leads up to the next level.
Also in the room: Elendr, Vonka who is seated, a stunned Achillea who is kneeling
Obvious exits: southeast, up.

Vonka removes an oaken wand from in her black silk gem pouch.

Elendr points at Achillea.

You blink.

Elendr says, "She's learned her lesson well enough"

Vonka stands up.
Vonka waves an oaken wand at Achillea.
The glazed look leaves Achillea.

Elendr nods to Vonka.

Elendr says, "thank you."

Vonka put an oaken wand in her spidersilk cloak.

Vonka blushes a lovely shade of bright pink.

You say, "Faster than me."

You tickle Vonka.

Elendr chuckles.

Vonka says, "Didn' realize I had dat."

Achillea grumbles.

Vonka says, "Sorra, Achillea."

Elendr looks thoughtfully at Achillea.

Achillea gazes with interest at the west wall.

Vonka sits down.

Achillea looks rather confused.

Elendr says, "Killing people..."

Elendr frowns at Vonka.

You sense Junis looking in on you.

Vonka nods.

You ask, "And what was this..." gulping, "lesson?"

Elendr says, "Is not the only way... "

Vonka nods.

Vonka says, "Dat's why Gavrail be smarter den Elymir."

Vonka says, "He jus' wanner kill folks."

Achillea says, "well tell Alyx that, because she killed me, not the other way around"

Vonka says, "But dat ain' gonner bring peace."

Achillea stares off into space.

Elendr peers quizzically at Achillea.

You ask, "Vonka, why do ye believe that Gavrail doesn't?"

Achillea says, "I never laid a hand to her, but she imploded me"

You cock your head at Vonka.

You ask, "Because once she didn't?"

You say, "There are times Elymir hasn't either."

You say, "She is more... subtle I will grant ye."

Elendr says, "Achillea... you said some very hurtful things towards her. And I won't have it, but I hope that you and I might come to an understanding at the very least."

Elendr smiles at Achillea.

You say, "But she is no different."

Arimantis just arrived.
Arimantis just went up.

Vonka cocks her head at you.

Junis just arrived.

Vonka asks, "Why yer t'inks all de lichs be jus' de same?"

Junis nods warily to Vonka.

Junis nods to Achillea in greeting.

Vonka blinks.

Vonka nods to Junis.

Achillea says, "I will not speak to her, but only because for some reason I don't understand, Gavrail has asked me not to"

You say, "I think they all want the same things, yes."

Vonka says, "Evenin', Junis."

You nod to Vonka.

You say, "They have said."

You say, "Gavrail said it."

Achillea says, "but I would ask you ask her to cease casting at me"

You say, "That first night."

Vonka says, "Mebber she changed 'er min'."

You say, "Vonka, she cajoles."

You say, "It is their weapon."

You say, "Ye have no clue what they tried on me tonight."

(Elendr nods to Achillea in deference, taking a small step backwards as if to say that he will let the matter drop.)

You say, "They all have a weapon."

You say, "That is hers."

Elendr glances at you.
You glance at Elendr.

Vonka asks, "Whut did dey try on yer ternight?"

Vonka cocks her head at you.

You fidget.

Elendr folds his arms over his chest.

You say, "I am not sure good for ye to know."

Elendr smirks.

You say, "But then perhaps might be for Elendr."

You cock your head at Elendr.

Elendr asks, "Do you have something to say to me Iscikella?"

You stare at Elendr.

Elendr cocks his head.

You say, "The lich said she loves, Elendr."

You say, "Not ye."

You say, "Told me to beware of her."

You say, "That she plots to take Thurfel's love."

You ask, "What think ye of these liches now?"

Vonka asks, "So, she in love wit' Thurfel?"

Elendr asks, "You... thought, Gavrail loved me?"

Elendr peers quizzically at you.

Junis chuckles.

You say, "Not Gavrail."

You roll your eyes.

Elendr blinks.

You exclaim, "This is what was said of Alyx!"

You exclaim, "by the lich who spoke to me!"

Achillea looks rather confused.

Vonka says, "Oh."

Vonka giggles.

You exclaim, "Trying to make me jealous!"

Elendr laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Junis says, "An here I thought it insuated somethin about Alyx and Blizz, guess I was close"

Vonka asks, "Why?"

You ask, "Ye talk of me lacking sense?"

Vonka grins at you.

Vonka asks, "Ain he nuttin' but yer frien?"

The bandages on Junis' right arm come loose and he begins to bleed again.
Junis begins to do his best to mend his wounded arm.

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

Vonka says, "Junis, yer bleedin'."

You say, "Vonka, the point is the lich wants to spread distrust."

You say, "Dissension."

Junis says, "Nah, jus a scratch"

You say, "Will use anything."

Vonka giggles.

Elendr says, "In this one instance, I hope more than the rest that you take what was said and bear it in mind."

Elendr nods to you.

Vonka says, "I'da laughed at dat."

Vonka giggles.

You ask, "Why?"

Elendr says, "She is not trying to spread distrust or dissension Iscikella."

You cock your head at Elendr.

Elendr sighs.

You ask, "She?"

Elendr says, "It's completely true."

You say, "I didn't know which one spoke to me."

Elendr shrugs.

You say, "It was a voice had never heard."

Elendr says, "They all might know. I really don't know."

Junis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "Faint and sullen."

(Achillea shakes her head in utter confusion)

You ask, "And ye say this of someone ye say ye love?"

Junis says, "Alyx's is goin for Thurfel huh, interesting."

You cock your head at Elendr.

Elendr says, "Just because I love someone, does not mean that she has to love me back."

Elendr frowns at you.

Junis just nudged Achillea.

Vonka says, "Mebber it were Yra."

Vonka says, "Yfa."

You say, "That as this voice said: "Should ware the Witch. She is not to be trusted.""

Vonka giggles.

(Junis makes a triangular shape in the air with his fingers)

Junis winks.

You say, "Please stop giggling."

Vonka says, "Welp, it jus' be funny."

Vonka clasps her hand over her mouth.

You say, "I am trying to understand why ye would want me to believe this, Elendr."

Elendr peers quizzically at you.

You ponder the meaning of Elendr's existence.

Elendr says, "I don't care whether you believe it."

You say, "But then ye aren't Elendr."

You say, "That's why."

Junis shrugs.

Elendr says, "I have my own thoughts and feelings about it... things that have to do with Thurfel casting spells and charms. But then I don't expect you to believe that, and am not entirely certain I do myself."

You ask, "Spells and charms?"

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Junis glances at Elendr.

You say, "How... foolish."

Junis sniffs at Elendr.

Elendr shrugs.

Junis works his fingers under his encrusted crown and scratches his head.

Elendr says, "Feelings cloud our judgement with those we are closed too."

Elendr says, "close.. rather."

You say, "Perhaps sometimes we need a trust a bit."

(Elendr laughs in amusement as his eyes stare off, as if into the distance.)

Elendr exclaims, "Aye my lady... aye at that!"

You say, "Without trust, there is no true feeling."

(Elendr turns back to Iscikella.)

Vonka says, "So.... acos dey tol' yer dat Alyx be in love wit' Thurfel.... dat means dey all de same."

Elendr asks, "I'm sorry, what did you say?"

Vonka cocks her head at you.

You say, "No, Vonka."

Junis yawns.

You say, "Because of what they have done over and over."

You say, "Gavrail too."

You say, "I said perhaps what is needed is to trust a bit in who ye love."

Elendr sighs softly.

You say, "Because without trust, there is no true feeling."

You say, "And seems trust is something ye lack."

Elendr blinks at you.

Elendr asks, "Are you still talking to me?"

You sigh.

Elendr says, "I meant no disrespect."

Junis scratches his chin.

Vonka fidgets.

You say, "Ye do not wish to hear what I say."

Elendr cocks his head.

You say, "Ye prefer to heed the words of liches."

(Elendr holds up one finger.)

You say, "I cannot combat that"

You say, "Ye prefer to distrust one ye claim to love."

You say, "I cannot combat that."

(Vonka traces a simple spiral on the ground with one finger.)

Achillea blinks at Vonka.

(Junis raises his eye as he glances at Vonka)

Elendr says, "If you are going to trust the one you love, Iscikella, it would be wise to choose the one you love with care."

You say, "One must trust to love."

(Achillea admires Vonka's spiral)

Junis asks, "Preparing to work some magic Vonka?"

You say, "There is no guarantee that there will never be hurt."

Elendr looks thoughtfully at you.

Vonka giggles.

Vonka looks over at Junis and shakes her head.

You say, "But without trust, there will never be love, period."

Junis snaps his fingers.

Vonka says, "Nope. Jus' drawin'."

Junis says, "Thought things were going to get interesting"

Achillea says, "looks kinda serpentine, nice work Vonka"

You say, "Perhaps my ideas are just more... straightforward."

Achillea smiles at Vonka.

You say, "perhaps ye prefer subterfuge."

You say, "Innuendo."

You say, "I don't know."

Alexhandro suddenly fades into view.

(Vonka adds a long line from the spiral and a set of short lines radiating from the spiral.)

Vonka exclaims, "It be a flower!"

Elendr asks, "Perhaps. But in truth, is either the more wicked when the goal is unusually out of sight?"

Vonka beams happily at Junis!

Vonka giggles.

Junis chuckles.

You say, "Wicked? That isn't the point."

Junis says, "Looks like one o dem pinwheels"

Junis nods to Vonka.

Vonka cocks her head.

You say, "the point is what gives ye."

Vonka nods.

Vonka says, "Aye...."

You say, "Trust and love will always give more to yerself."

Vonka grins.

You say, "Distrust hurts yerself most of all."

Junis kneels down.

Elendr frowns.

(Vonka draws a small butterfly fluttering over the flowr.)

Vonka moves to a kneeling position.

Elendr says, "You have a flawed and very funny argument."

You shrug.

Vonka grins at Junis.

You say, "It is truth."

Vonka asks, "Yer wanner add sommit?"

(Junis traces a few wavy lines in the dust and a line arcing overtop of them)

You say, "Most like to protect themselves."

Vonka beams!

Elendr says, "Perhaps you should share it with Alyxandrah."

You say, "Because is easier."

Vonka asks, "Be dat a rainbow?"

You say, "But that gains ye nothing."

Junis says, "That symbol brings rain, if you know the right words and herbs to use"

Junis nods to Vonka.

Vonka gawks at Junis.

Vonka asks, "Really?"

Vonka asks, "Whut bout snow?"

Junis nods to Vonka.

Junis chuckles.

Elendr asks, "And you care what I gain?"

Junis says, "Well, spose it'd be snow if it were that cold"

Junis says, "Maybe hail..."

Junis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "Alyx is in her own turmoil. She has yet to find this truth I think."

Elendr asks, "Oh?"

Elendr smirks.

Tjaran suddenly fades into view.

Vonka just touched Junis.

Elendr says, "But it might gain her a lot. Her life, perhaps. Your life, perhaps. This town not utterly destroyed perhaps."

Vonka says, "Yer awful beat up, Junis."

Vonka asks, "Whut got yer?"

You say, "I will admit I have been hurt more times than not."

Junis says, "A few skeletal lords and their warhorses."

You say, "but I still prefer to trust and feel."

Vonka shivers.

Vonka bites her lip.

You say, "And bear the hurt if it comes."

Vonka says, "Yikes."

Elendr nods to you.

Vonka grins.

Vonka asks, "Yer ever seen a real horse?"

Elendr says, "I can not walk that road with you."

Vonka asks, "I means, a live one?"

Junis says, "Of course, I've even ridden a couple"

Vonka beams happily at Junis!

Junis says, "At some of the larger festivals you can ride jousting horses, now those are magnificent animals."

Elendr says, "No My lady, Iscikella is so blinded by her moralities and judgement over the past years that she can not begin to comprehend my pain."

Vonka nods to Junis.

You blink at Elendr.

Junis asks, "Your lady?"

Junis peers quizzically at Elendr.

You say, "Gavrail is his lady."

Elendr cocks his head at Junis.

Junis says, "Hey, tell her to come out, I have some questions for her"

Elendr says, "I am right here Junis."

You say, "And Gavrail, speak to me yerself, if wish to chastise me."

Elendr gazes heavenward.

Junis asks, "Oh, hello there. Was just wondering what was so difficult about retrieving one staff, when you know WHERE it is, and WHO has it?"

Elendr asks, "Who do you think you have been speaking to?"

(Elendr looks annoyed with Iscikella.)

Arimantis just arrived.

You say, "I know she is there."

Arimantis just went up.
Arimantis just arrived.

Elendr glances at Junis.

You say, "But I do not think she spoke of her own pain."

Junis asks, "Could it be, yas fell out of favor with MY Lord?"

You say, "I think that was ye, Elendr."

Elendr asks, "Elendr is in truth no more, Iscikella. Why is it so hard for you to understand that he gave himself for this cause because of his pain?"

Elendr asks, "That he understands better than you think?"

Elendr peers quizzically at you.

You say, "He gave himself to this cause because he didn't believe he could fight."

Elendr exclaims, "No!"

You say, "Because he believed in inevitability."

Elendr says, "You twist it, you make it so simple."

You say, "It is simple."

Vonka says, "Mebber he wanned ter help Gavrail...."

Tjaran whispers, "Just tell him straight out..."

Vonka says, "Acos he knew dat she weren' like de udders."

You say, "Inevitability is not really a force in the world."

You say, "There is no such thing."

Elendr says, "You are not in his mind Iscikella. You have not seen his wants, his goals, his anguish, the utter pain that he has been through."

You say, "Unless we make is so."

You say, "I have no doubt he had emotional turmoil."

Elendr gazes heavenward.

You say, "I also have no doubt he gave up hope."

Junis smiles to himself

Tjaran clears his throat.

Elendr says, "His hope is all that remains Iscikella. All that remains."

You ask, "Hope of what?"

Arimantis leans back.

Elendr says, "His hope for you."

You ask, "And what would that be?"

Arimantis says, "I see no hope in his eyes, at least not the sort of hope that he used to have.."

Elendr smiles sadly.

Arimantis says, "Er... your eyes.. his eyes.."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Elendr asks, "His hope that you might survive. That you all might come out of this unscathed. Is it so hard for you to contemplate?"

Vonka shakes her head.

Vonka says, "Nope."

Elendr gazes fondly at Vonka.

Arimantis asks, "If that is his hope.. why give in?"

Junis says, "I think its a bit late to come out unscathed..."

Achillea says, "I am sorry but I don't believe is Gavrail now speaking"

You ask, "And how does his making it easier for the liches accomplish that?"

You cock your head at Elendr.

Elendr asks, "Haven't I told you before?"

You say, "The liches will destroy all the possessed."

You say, "Ye have told me nothing."

You say, "I do not see Gavrail stopping Elymir or Aslakian or Thulevier."

You say, "I see her working with them."

Elendr asks, "You truly don't see it, do you?"

The bandages on Junis' right arm come loose and he begins to bleed again.

Vonka glances at Junis.

Vonka winces.

You say, "Leading them."

Junis begins to do his best to mend his wounded arm.

You say, "I don't see what she wants me to see because she says is so."

Elendr asks, "Why shouldn't we work together to survive?"

Elendr peers quizzically at you.

Arimantis asks, "If there is hope to come out of this unharmed.. why give up hope fer yerself as well?"

Arimantis peers quizzically at Elendr.

You say, "And if ye do, ye condemn the possessed."

Achillea squints at Elendr.

You ask, "So why lie that is otherwise?"

You say, "The others have been very blunt."

You say, "about their plans for the town."

Vonka says, "Mebber she ain' lyin'."

You say, "So if ye work together, ye are aiding them."

You say, "And if aiding them, then not helping me or Vonka or IceMule."

Achillea says, "could swear I head gavrail sayin earlier the town would be theirs"

Achillea says, "so I don't think she is here right now"

A pale blue light flickers against the western wall and goes out.

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

Achillea says, "pr maybe she was"

Achillea stares off into space.

Elendr says, "I am not apart of this anymore Arimantis. I have given it all up for Alyxandrah. In truth the Elendr you knew wanted whatever Alyxandrah wanted, he's just going to get it a different way..."

Vonka glances at Achillea.

You say, "Seems I made her a bit nervous."

Junis smiles.

Elendr asks, "Do you always see such irrational things?"

Elendr peers quizzically at you.

(Junis glances at the western wall with a wry grin on his face)

You ask, "Irrational?"

Arimantis says, "Gavrial makes no sense ta me.. in one breath she says they want the same thing, an in the next she is offeneded cause I say somethin bout what Elymir wants.."

You ask, "Didn't the light go out?"

You cock your head at Elendr.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

You say, "Gavrail is a skilled liar."

You say, "More skilled the others."

Achillea scratches her head.

Vonka wrinkles her nose.

Achillea laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

You say, "The others are more... blunt."

Arimantis nods to you.

You say, "I trust Gavrail least of all."

(Achillea admires the west wall)

You smile at Elendr.

Elendr says, "Funny, Thurfel has you wrapped around his finger more than she does."

Arimantis says, "I gots no doubt bout that.. I jus can't figure which story is the true one"

You say, "Thurfel does not have me wrapped about his finger."

Arimantis sighs.

Elendr says, "Neither are. you don't know the full story."

Elendr glances at Arimantis.

Junis yawns.

Achillea asks, "he doesn't?"

You say, "I choose to trust him."

Achillea peers quizzically at you.

(Vonka rubs out the picture of the flower.)

You say, "I trust him."

You ask, "remember what I said of trust?"

Arimantis asks, "Elendr.. why do you think Alyx wants it this way, wants you to give up?"

(Vonka draws a picture of a fish.)

You cock your head at Elendr.

Elendr says, "Yess... I do. It was the best thing I've heard you said. The most humble."

Elendr nods to you.

Achillea asks, "so she can have Thurfel instead?"

Elendr says, "It is the closest you have come to admitting to being wrong."

Elendr frowns at Arimantis.

Elendr says, "Alyx does not want me to give up."

Elendr says, "Don't slight her like that."

Elendr scowls.

Elendr says, "She is warm and caring, how dare you."

Achillea scoffs.

Arimantis says, "Ya just said.. you would do what she wanted.."

Arimantis says, "Bout givin up.."

Elendr says, "No. I said I would do what she wanted in respect to saving the town."

Elendr says, "Not in respect to what happens to me."

You say, "And seems ye trust Gavrail."

You say, "but sad ye don't trust Alyx."

Elendr glares at you.

Arimantis asks, "How does losin the you that ya used to be, help the town?"

(Elendr slaps Iscikella harshly across the cheek.)

(Iscikella rubs her cheek.)

Junis says, "Eh now"

(Iscikella stares steadily at Elendr.)

Junis glances at Elendr.

You say, "The truth hurts."

You nod to Elendr.

Elendr exclaims, "I trust Alyx beyond all comprehension. Especially yours!"

Junis says, "Thats no way to treat a lady"

You say, "Ye don't trust her at all."

You say, "Ye would rather trust Gavrail."

Elendr sighs softly.

Vonka bites her lip.

Elendr says, "You twist my words."

Achillea says, "I'd rather trust Gavrail too"

Arimantis says, "Elendr.. don even try ta tell me I don comprehend that sorta trust.."

You say, "Yer words are yer words."

Elendr says, "You make tears fall unbidden from my eyes."

You say, "Perhaps then the tears fall rightly."

You say, "For it much worth the grieving not to trust who we love."

Elendr says, "And when I wake for the last time... and blood flows instead of tears... you will see, you will see, that through Alyxandrah, I loved you all."

Elendr sighs.

Achillea asks, "even me?"

Achillea peers quizzically at Elendr.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

You ask, "Ye speak of great heroism?"

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

You ask, "Am I to be impressed?"

Arimantis asks, "You think that you givin up is gonna save the rest us?"

Arimantis sighs.

(Elendr stares at Iscikella with sadness in his eyes, his shoulders sagging measurably.)

You say, "Ye delude yerself mightily."

Elendr says, "Who are you to talk about love and trust when you have chosen to love a known Betrayer? And trust him with all our lives?"

Arimantis says, "Elendr.."

Vonka says, "I t'ought yer didn' love 'im...."

Arimantis asks, "Is that what Gavrail been tellin ya.. that you kin save us?"

Vonka says, "I t'ought yer loved yer husban'..."

You say, "I can't tell anyone who to trust..."

Vonka cocks her head at you.

Achillea asks, "now Elendr why yo get mad at me when I said hes a betrayer?"

You say, "I only know where I trust."

Achillea scratches her head.

Vonka looks rather confused.

You say, "and I will champion that trust."

Elendr glances at Achillea.

Elendr says, "Taken out of context, I got angry at you for what you said to Alyxandrah about something else entirely."

You ask, "And Vonka, have ye ever heard of their being many facets to love?"

Achillea says, "well you did, I said hes a betrayer to Alyxandrah an you got all mad"

Vonka says, "I allus heard iffin yer marry sommun, yer oughter onny love dem."

Elendr trembles.

Achillea asks, "and what was that I said? since you were in the nations, how do you know what I said?"

Arimantis asks, "An.. by the by.. what exactly was yer reason fer scauldin my fiance?"

You say, "Life isn't that simple, Vonka."

You say, "And ye know little of mine."

Elendr says, "Because I trust her to tell me the truth, when I return."

Achillea asks, "so what was it I said? can I at least hear what I am accused of?"

Elendr says, "I was in a rage, I apologise Arimantis."

You ask, "And why the rage over tea?"

You cock your head at Elendr.

Arimantis sighs.

Vonka looks rather confused.

Elendr says, "You are accused of harassing her to tears. I will not abide by it. Please let it drop."

Elendr frowns at Achillea.

Junis says, "I think yas all need to drink some tea an calm down, then again, I could be wrong"

Junis shrugs.

Elendr nods.

Achillea flails her arms about.

You say, "I'm not uncalm."

Arimantis removes a squat brown rum bottle from in his spidersilk vestment.
Arimantis takes a drink from his brown rum bottle.
Arimantis put a squat brown rum bottle in his spidersilk vestment.

Junis just nudged Arimantis.

Junis asks, "Give me a sip?"

Elendr says, "It is time for me to leave... I must sleep and regain my strength."

Arimantis removes a squat brown rum bottle from in his spidersilk vestment.

Vonka stands up.

Arimantis offers Junis a squat brown rum bottle.
Junis accepts Arimantis's brown rum bottle.

Vonka just hugged Elendr.

Alexhandro removes a slender brown cigar from in his hide cloak.

Junis sniffs at his brown rum bottle.

Elendr smiles softly.

Elendr just hugged Vonka.

Vonka says, "G'night, Elendr."

Junis raises his brown rum bottle skyward!
Junis takes a drink from his brown rum bottle.

Achillea says, "overall I havent said much of anything to her, and only said more after she started casting at me"

You say, "I am somewhat surprised that Elendr prefers to believe a lich's words about Alyx than what she herself said."

Junis offers Arimantis a squat brown rum bottle.

Arimantis says, "May Ronan send ya pleasant, calmin dreams"

Achillea stares at Elendr.

You say, "but I am not uncalm."

Arimantis accepts Junis's brown rum bottle.

Junis says, "Ahh, nice"

Junis nods to Arimantis.

Elendr says, "Good night little elf."

Elendr glances at you.

Arimantis says, "Nothin like rum straight from the bottle"

Junis bows to Vonka.

Arimantis nods to Junis.

Arimantis put a squat brown rum bottle in his spidersilk vestment.

Junis nods.

You say, "Well, ye believed what the lich told me."

Vonka cocks her head at Junis.

You say, "ye said that."

Vonka curtsies to Junis.

Vonka giggles.

Elendr says, "I want you all to know..."

You say, "So ye trust the lich, and not the lady."

Junis asks, "Thought you were headed to sleep?"

Junis peers quizzically at Vonka.

Vonka shakes her head.

Achillea says, "would think that would offend Alyx too"

Achillea nods to you.

Arimantis sighs.

Vonka says, "Elendr goin' ter sleep."

Junis says, "Ahh"

Achillea says, "but I guess it's alright if he does it"

Junis says, "My mistake"

Junis babbles something unintelligible.

Elendr says, "That Iscikella is twisting my words beyond comprehension, when I offer only the truth that I know. I hope you understand her fanaticism, and try to keep an open mind."

Elendr bows.

Elendr says, "good night... day... whatever..."



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