Malevolence???
Tilamaires, day 15 of the month Lormesta in the year 5102

[Nightowl Pub, Dressing Room]
Large closets line the walls beside the heavy curtain leading out to the main room. Costumes and plumage spill from the open closets in a colorful disarray. Cluttered pine tables hold a full-length mirror against the wall, and several chorus girls chatter as they vie for a chance to check their reflection before returning to the stage. A soft breeze from the open window ruffles a feather boa draped casually over the sill.
Obvious exits: none.

You sigh.

You attempt to blend with the surroundings and feel confident that no one has noticed your doing so.

The image of a ravaged corpse fills your mind, its ember eyes burning with hatred as it stares at you.

You blink, but no one can see you.

You do not believe anyone noticed you slip out of hiding.

You ask, "A raging corpse?"

[The Nightowl Pub, Lounge]
Waitresses wearing feathered headdresses fashioned like the heads of owls work the room swiftly and quietly, trying not to interrupt the guests or the stage act. Although the tables are set relatively close together, the darkness creates a feeling of intimacy. After their number, the chorus glides off the stage and all but disappears behind a dark curtain. You also see a South Gate guard and a steep staircase.
Obvious exits: none.

You focus on projecting your thoughts...
Arimantis, can ye come? I need to speak with ye, right away. I am going to the temple. Alyx too.

You hear the faint thoughts of Starkly echo in your mind:
"why?"

[Icemule Trace, North Road]
Crowds of people bustle up this road, on their way to one place or another. Several groups of warriors stride to the north, clad in warm furs and mufflers, while others in cassocks and robes walk more slowly, making signs of blessing at expectant women and small children.
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west.

You hear the faint thoughts of Alyxandrah touch your mind:
"We're in the Hall of the Mind."

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
Tianni was to see at about this time the following:

The image of a ravaged corpse fills your mind, its ember eyes burning with hatred as it stares at you.

The image fades, but the burning emotion of hatred and resignment burns within you.
***END NOTE***

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

You say, "A corpse..."

You shudder.

Arimantis says, "Isci.. Tianni says"

Arimantis nods to you.

Arimantis says, "That"

You say, "...with burning eyes."

The image fades, but the burning emotion of hatred and resentment burns within you.

Alyxandrah says, "Hmmm."

You cover your eyes with your hands, peeking through your fingers.

Arimantis says, "Tianni saw it too"

You exclaim, "AGAIN!"

Alyxandrah blinks at you.

You say, "Full of hatred."

Arimantis asks, "You sees it here?"

Arimantis peers quizzically at you.

Arimantis says, "Tianni said it stared at her with hatred"

Arimantis says, "We din see a thing"

You nod to Arimantis.

You hear the voice of Sabitor say, "How disturbing."

You say, "It's here."

Arimantis gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Alyxandrah says, "Sabitor, I only have 5 silvers, don't touch them."

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

Arimantis indicates his silver-bound prayerbook with a smile.

You hear someone laughing softly nearby.

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
Atoyoz was to see at about this time the following:

The image of a ravaged corpse fills your mind, its ember eyes burning with hatred as it stares at you.
***END NOTE***

Arimantis kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

You say, "Ravaged."

You shudder.

Lord Tierus just arrived.

You say, "Full of hate."

Alyxandrah says, "Aye, that's what Tianni said..."

Tierus hugs you.

You exclaim, "Tierus!"

Tierus says, "Eventide, y'all."

You exclaim, "I saw... a corpse!"

You exclaim, "A ravaged corpse!"

Tierus says, "Ah dun' smell tha' bad, M'lady."

You say, "The eyes burning..."

Arimantis asks, "Can ya tell anythin about it.. where it came from.. where it might be?"

Tierus glances at you.

Tierus exclaims, "Oh, ye saw!"

You say, "Full of hatred."

Arimantis stands up.

Tierus shudders.

You look at Arimantis and shake your head.

You hear the voice of Sabitor ask, "Did it look like a halfling corpse, perhaps?"

Tierus exclaims, "Sabitor!"

You say, "It was so ravaged."

You bury your face in your hands.

Arimantis asks, "You think.. it might be tryin ta get outa the tomb?"

Tierus says, "Ol' friend, ye're still afoot. Ah've been restin' in me...t"

You hear the faint thoughts of Elendr echo in your mind:
"What the hell is this thing that's staring me dead in the eyes..."

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
Elendr was to see at about this time the following:

The image of an old rotting visage fills your mind, its face filled with death and decay. It stares at you with socketless eyes, but you can feel the hate within the being.

The image fades, but the feeling of hatred and resentment lingers.
***END NOTE***

Tierus says, "t... oh, ne'er mind."

Arimantis put a blackened silver-bound prayerbook in his spidersilk vestment.

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You hear someone chuckling.

Alyxandrah says, "I believe Elendr might be seeing it as well..."

Tierus glances over at you and winces.

Arimantis says, "Elendr too"

Tierus asks, "Are ye awright?"

Eugenides just arrived.

You ask, "Ye see it too?"

Arimantis shakes his head.

You focus your mind on Tianni and think:
"Come to Hall of Mind, if ye can."

You hear the faint thoughts of Skyfawn echo in your mind:
"what it look like?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Elendr echo in your mind:
"It's gone. There one minute, gone the next."

Arimantis says, "Elendr sayin he saws it"

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"The corpse."

Eugenides says, "Atoyoz saw it."

You hear the faint thoughts of Skyfawn echo in your mind:
"Tianni seen one too"

Eugenides idly scratches himself on the neck.

You hear the faint thoughts of Perigourd touch your mind:
"ye seein' corpses?"

Arimantis says, "Stay right here.. I gotta check somethin"

Arimantis fidgets.

You focus your mind on Perigourd and think:
"Yes."

Elendr just arrived.

Arimantis removes a polished gold ring from in his collectors satchel.

Alyxandrah just hugged Elendr.

Arimantis slides an intricate gold and brass ring on his finger.
Suddenly Arimantis vanishes!

Elendr blinks.

(Tierus glances about, shaking his head slightly. "Ah'mnae seein' nae corpses, at tha least.)

Elendr smiles softly.

Elendr just hugged Alyxandrah.

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Atoyoz? Where are ye?"

Tierus says, "Luck'ly."

You hear the faint thoughts of Perigourd touch your mind:
"kindly dont start leadin' undeadly hordes at us?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Alyxandrah echo in your mind:
"Tianni, are y'alright?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Perigourd touch your mind:
"would cause me to die before my time prolly, hehe"

Elendr says, "Is Icemule being invaded? It wasn't there for very long."

Elendr furrows his brow.

(Tierus peers into Elendr's eyes for a moment, mouthing a word under his breath.)

Tierus asks, "Yfa?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Skyfawn echo in your mind:
"Atoyoz is not around Mule"

You say, "I don't know..."

Elendr glances at Tierus.

Tierus whispers, "I know, I know, Yfa's dead."

You hear the faint thoughts of Eugenides echo in your mind:
"She's in the Landing."

Elendr shivers.

Tierus removes a lustrous onyx Ronan symbol from his neck.

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

You hear the faint thoughts of Grandevr echo in your mind:
"Atoyoz will be here soon"

You say, "I think is the one of the Nine inside..."

Arimantis says, "The tomb seems ta be sealed"

You tap yourself on the chest.

(Tierus clenches his Ronan symbol between his hands and begins to pray. His words carry a soft, liltingly musical tone.)

You say, "Inside each of us."

You shudder.

Great Lord Roelon just arrived.

Roelon squints.

Tianni's group just arrived.

Roelon asks, "Whats all this noise?"

You say, "ye saw the corpse too."

You hear the voice of Sabitor say, "I'm sorry that you must endure it, Iscikella."

Tianni asks, "Did you see it?"

Tianni nods to you.

(Elendr wanders over to the wall and takes a seat, pulling his knees up to his chest.)

Arimantis says, "They seein it too Tianni"

Elendr sits down.

You nod to Tianni.

Tianni asks, "The same one?"

Arimantis nods to Tianni.

Tianni asks, "Amber eyes? Hatred?"

You say, "Burning eyes... full of hatred and resentment."

You shudder.

Arimantis says, "Same eyes you described"

Roelon furrows his brow.

Sabitor suddenly fades into view.

You nod to Arimantis.

Tianni asks, "Amber?"

Roelon says, "Perhaps it is time they gain control."

Roelon ponders.

You hear the faint thoughts of Silon touch your mind:
"Having secret meetings Iscikella?"

Arimantis says, "I jus checked the tomb.. it seems ta still be sealed"

You say, "Ember."

You say, "Ember eyes."

Roelon gives Elendr a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Elendr furrows his brow.

You focus your mind on Silon and think:
"No, we are seeing corpses. Come if ye have an interest."

Tianni says, "And the emotion left behind.. "

Tierus sings:
"Wha'e'er may pass these walls
Dun' let it be o' harm at all...
Let Lumnis Lass an' Ronan Lord
protect us wif thair spells and swords."

Roelon asks, "Holdin' strong?"

You say, "Hatred, resentment..."

Elendr says, "I don't particularly think that's a very good idea."

You nod to Tianni.

Arimantis says, "Perhaps.. you are each seein the one that is in you"

You hear the faint thoughts of Silon touch your mind:
"Can't, at a Fury meeting. But seeing corpses?"

Roelon grins.

You focus your mind on Silon and think:
"Aye, all the possessed."

Arimantis says, "If the eyes seem different, that would explain it"

Tianni says, "Resignment"

Roelon says, "Rather hae ye angry, and yirself..."

You say, "And it was ravaged."

Roelon nods to Elendr.

Tianni asks, "The corpse is resigned to.. what?"

Elendr says, "the one staring at me didn't have any eyes."

Elendr shrugs.

Tianni asks, "they have accepted their fate?"

You say, "I didn't see resignment."

Arimantis just touched a black altar.

Tianni says, "Or.."

You look at Tianni and shake your head.

You hear the faint thoughts of Silon touch your mind:
"Eh... let me ask Valicar if I can be dismissed then"

Tierus peers quizzically at Elendr.

Tierus asks, "Nae any eyes?"

Tianni nods to you.

Arimantis kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Tianni says, "resignment"

You say, "I saw hatred and resentment in its eyes."

You hear the faint thoughts of Atoyoz touch your mind:
"Are you in town m'lady?"

Arimantis removes a blackened silver-bound prayerbook from in his spidersilk vestment.

Elendr says, "Nope. They were socketless."

Arimantis indicates his silver-bound prayerbook with a smile.

Sabitor says, "Perhaps the vision is a warning of what is to come."

Tianni says, "The emotion left with me was hatred and resignment"

You focus your mind on Atoyoz and think:
"Hall of Mind. Come. We are all seeing corpses."

Roelon shifts his weight.

Arimantis gazes with interest at the south wall.

You say, "Atoyoz is in town. She is coming."

Arimantis continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Alyxandrah sits down.

You say, "I saw only hatred and resentment in the eyes."

Elendr smiles warmly over at Alyxandrah.

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

Alyxandrah says, "Perhaps your corpse played with Eye Spy too many times."

You hear the faint thoughts of Atoyoz touch your mind:
"Me too."

Alyxandrah nods to Elendr.

You ask, "Ye, Elendr?"

Arimantis stands up.

You cock your head at Elendr.

Roelon grins.

You focus your mind on Atoyoz and think:
"Come to Hall of Mind, please."

Elendr says, "The same."

Roelon shakes his head.

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Elendr says, "Thing obviously had murder on its mind."

Tianni says, "They eyes stared at me, eyes burning with hatred."

You nod to Elendr.

Tierus says, "Well, we've long theorized tha' Tianni's Entity wisnae so strong, bu' wis jus' as cunnin' as yers." He glances at Iscikella. "P'raps tha' one's bein' drug along fer tha ride..."

Arimantis shivers.

Tierus says, "yers hates ye..."

Tierus points at you.

Lady Atoyoz just arrived.

You say, "Could be."

You nod to Tierus.

Atoyoz trembles.

Roelon nods to Atoyoz in greeting.

You try to pull Atoyoz towards you.

Tierus says, "An' Elendr's isnae certain wha' it wants."

Atoyoz hugs you.

You say, "Atoyoz! Describe how ye saw it."

You say, "Please."

Tierus says, "Aftir all, yers might've been forced intae ye."

Tierus nods to Elendr.

Atoyoz exclaims, "It was horrible!"

You say, "We are seeing the same... but different."

You nod to Atoyoz.

Elendr cocks his head at Tierus.

Elendr asks, "Forced?"

Tierus paces back and forth.

Tierus says, "Ah'm thinkin', ah'm thinkin'."

Atoyoz says, "I saw the image of a ravaged corpse filling my mind, its ember eyes burning with hatred as it stared at me."

You nod.

Tierus says, "Ah think Iscikella's right, an' tha' yer Entity isnae Yfa."

Tianni nods to Atoyoz.

You say, "As did we."

Tianni asks, "And the emotion it left in you?"

Roelon glances at Elendr.

Roelon sniffs at Elendr.

You ask, "But what emotion did it leave ye with?"

You cock your head at Atoyoz.

Atoyoz squints.

You say, "Elendr and I felt only hatred and resentment."

Renowned Lady Skyfawn just arrived.

Eugenides ponders.

You say, "Tianni felt hatred and resignation."

Eugenides closes his eyes for a moment.

Eugenides leans back.

Tianni says, "resignment"

Skyfawn asks, "what is going on?"

You ask, "Ye, Atoyoz?"

Skyfawn asks, "all of you see it?"

Alyxandrah says, "They're all seeing corpses with googoo eyes."

Atoyoz says, "I felt nothing but my own fear."

Tierus says, "This be bad."

Tierus nods to Skyfawn.

You say, "I felt its resentment."

You say, "I think is the one in each of us... same but different."

You nod.

Roelon ponders.

Elendr glances at Alyxandrah.

Elendr smiles.

You say, "all slightly different."

Arimantis nods to you.

Alyxandrah nods to you.

Elendr hugs his knees and sways side to side.

Arimantis says, "Perhaps.. "

Arimantis fidgets.

Tianni leans on Nekales.

Atoyoz says, "I was waiting on the ferry from the Nations..."

Atoyoz shudders.

Roelon grins.

Arimantis says, "If they are close to breakin free, they are able to show individual traits"

Tierus says, "P'raps 'tis over." He gazes heavenward. "Ah knew tha' silly Darra woman wis talkin' through 'er boots."

You nod to Arimantis.

You say, "They have already separated."

You say, "We know that."

Arimantis nods.

Eugenides idly scratches himself on the neck.

Arimantis says, "But.. they are showing them selves as individuals now"

Lord Valicar's group just arrived.

Alyxandrah groans.

Perigourd whispers, "evein' m'lady"

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Olgretien bows to you.

Alyxandrah says, "The militia is here...we're all saved."

Alyxandrah waggles her fingers mystically. Ooh...impressive.

Silversoft just hugged Atoyoz.

Roelon starts chortling.

Eugenides says, "Most likely different as in each person feels differently about the essence."

Arimantis says, "Seems each gots its own feelings about what is happening"

Atoyoz nods to Perigourd.

Roelon says, "Ah say kill them all now."

Roelon nods.

Roelon grins.

You notice Sabitor slip out of hiding.

Alyxandrah begins chuckling at Roelon.

Hhooru nods to Arimantis in greeting.

Arimantis nods to Hhooru in greeting.

You whisper quietly to Atoyoz, "Were all slightly different."

Atoyoz nods to you.

(Elendr frowns at the sudden influx of people and presses himself up closer to the wall, his eyes falling into shadow as he pulls the hood of his cloak over his head.)

Valicar asks, "Corpses were seen?"

Eugenides sits down.

You say, "I felt the resentment burning..."

You nod to Valicar.

Eugenides scoots over in front of Elendr.

Roelon says, "Seems so."

Eugenides rubs Elendr gently.

You say, "Burning into me."

You shudder.

Tierus asks, "Ah thought ye wir gallivantin' on Teras?"

Tierus peers quizzically at Valicar.

Elendr asks, "How ya doin' Gen?"

You say, "All slightly different."

You say, "Different emotions."

You shudder.

Eugenides says, "S'good as I can try to be."

Valicar says, "I am well"

Eugenides nods to Elendr.

Sabitor smirks.

You say, "Each of the possessed, same image, but different emotions."

Atoyoz slowly empties her lungs.

Valicar says, "Once Sheru renewed his interest in the landing, I returned"

Valicar nods to Tierus.

Eugenides asks, "Guess, little bit better than yourself I assume?"

Eugenides cocks his head at Elendr.

Hhooru nods to Sabitor in greeting.

Elendr shrugs.

Valicar waves.

Lord Valicar's group just went up.

Elendr says, "Haven't really been all that great since..."

Arimantis says, "I hate ta say it.. but I think they are close ta breakin free"

You pace back and forth.

Atoyoz curtsies to Sabitor.

Sabitor nods to Atoyoz.

(Eugenides leans his shoulders back against the wall while staring out at the gathering crowd.)

Sabitor grins wryly.

(Elendr's head turns in the direction of Alyxandrah, but he quickly lowers his eyes.)

Atoyoz fidgets.

Elendr says, "well.."

Eugenides just touched Elendr.

Tierus says, "We cin only 'ope tha', p'raps, tha' expended thair energy fer ano'er moon or so."

Eugenides touches one finger to his lips.

Tierus nods to you.

Eugenides nods to Elendr.

You say, "The resentment I felt... so destructive."

You shudder.

Alyxandrah just went southwest.
Arimantis just went southwest.

Tianni asks, "Why.. would they stare at us with hatred? Have we been too strong for them, or was it to invoke our own hatred and frustrations?"

(Eugenides gestures vaguely towards the people milling about before hunkering down to speak to Elendr in hushed tones.)

Tierus says, "Well, this be a good 'nuff place tae face 'em."

Tierus nods.

Tierus says, "Good as any."

You say, "We have fought them."

Roelon shifts his weight.

You nod to Tianni.

Eugenides glances at Elendr.

Tianni nods to you.

Sabitor says, "It's likely because you keep them shut away in their hole beneath the tomb."

You say, "But then again the Nine have no love for any in the town either."

Arimantis just arrived.

Atoyoz glances at Sabitor.

Nekales says, "maybe they are mad because your all taller than they were in life"

Nekales stares off into space.

Lady Raulda's group just arrived.

Sabitor raises an eyebrow in Atoyoz's direction.

Arimantis says, "Sorry, wanted ta spare you all my spellin up"

Tianni leans on Nekales.

Tierus says, "Ah've a feelin' this isnae 'bout height."

Eugenides nods to Elendr.

Tierus grins at Nekales.

Atoyoz just hugged Silversoft.

Lady Raulda's group just went southwest.

Eugenides ponders.

You whisper quietly to Atoyoz, "Was no further emotions with yers? Just the fear."

Tierus says, "Tha Nine coul' make 'emselves taller. Easily."

Eugenides peers quizzically at Elendr.

You shudder.

Roelon grins.

Elendr nods.

You pace back and forth.

Atoyoz whispers, "no emotions at all from the essence"

Nekales says, "yeah, by taking over peoples bodies, the little invaders"

Atoyoz whispers, "the fear was all my own"

Eugenides nods to Elendr.

Arimantis says, "By magics"

Atoyoz fidgets.

Eugenides ponders.

Eugenides nods to Atoyoz.

(Elendr raises his arm slightly, looking at it.)

Elendr says, "Still got full control over here."

Sabitor asks, "But for how long?"

Sabitor smirks.

Tierus says, "Pro'lly tha Hall is protectin' ye."

Elendr shrugs.

Tierus says, "Ronan abandons us nae in our times o' need."

Alyxandrah just arrived.

Roelon grins.

Arimantis nods to Tierus.

Tierus says, "Nor Lumnis, o' course."

You reach out and touch a grey altar.

You gaze heavenward.

Atoyoz whispers, "How long following the orginal image was the emotion felt?"

Tierus whispers, "Wow. That was a fast aid trip to Teras."

Tianni fidgets.

Arimantis ponders.

You whisper quietly to Atoyoz, "Few minutes."

Tianni places her hand on her onyx serpent talisman.

Eugenides rubs his chin thoughtfully.

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

Roelon wiggles his nose.

Sabitor furrows his brow.

Sabitor twists his king snake amulet between two fingers.

You say, "The corpse was ravaged..."

You shudder.

Nekales says, "wonder if the little halfling corpes are on the island again..."

Elendr takes his ponytail and twists it around his finger.

Arimantis says, "Well.. been down there fer two centuries. Wouldn't imagine it would look too pretty"

Lord Valicar's group just arrived.

You shiver.

You say, "True."

Eugenides leans to his left slightly.

Elendr smiles at Imraith.

Imraith smiles at Elendr.

Nekales removes a small sugar cookie from in his assassin's cloak.

Nekales grins at Arimantis.

You say, "But they are definitely... separated... different."

Roelon ponders.

You say, "Each their own."

Valicar says, "Be it futile or not, all of Icemule is being patrolled."

Arimantis just tried to pull Nekales towards him!

Nekales offers Arimantis a small sugar cookie.

Alyxandrah says, "Each was their own person once..."

Alyxandrah winks at you.

Arimantis accepts Nekales's sugar cookie.

Tianni asks, "Why are we caressed and spoken to in soothing voices.. only to have them stare at us with hatred in their eyes?"

Arimantis beams!

Nekales says, "been savin it for ya, baked fresh this morning"

Alyxandrah nods to Valicar.

Arimantis just hugged Nekales.

Nekales chuckles.

Roelon asks, "The corpse ye saw...could it be someone else?"

Roelon ponders.

Tierus says, "Tae keep ye off guard."

Lord Valicar's group just went southwest.

Tierus nods to Tianni.

You ask, "We stand in the way more or less, don't we?"

Tierus says, "'Tis why Terror werks on people ah've befriended. Ne'er quite know whae's speakin'."

Arimantis says, "Thank you"

Tierus shudders.

Arimantis takes a bite of his sugar cookie.

(Tianni runs a trembling hand down her hip over her skirt.)

You say, "They have to kill us in the end to get out."

Eugenides glances at Tierus.

Eugenides holds up his hand and tilts it side to side in a so-so gesture.

Tierus says, "Although me rather 'orrific companion's been quiet, recently."

You cock your head at Tianni.

Tierus nods to Eugenides.

Nekales leans on Tianni.

Arimantis takes a bite of his sugar cookie.

Elendr hugs his knees and sways side to side.

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Eugenides says, "You know Tierus, could just be showing each person whats inside of themselves as well in addition to that, which accounts for all the differences."

Eugenides nods to Tierus.

(Nekales rests his hand over Tianni's)

Arimantis removes a gold ring from in his rune-covered bag.

You say, "But I cannot say the essence in me ever spoke in a soothing voice exactly either."

Arimantis slides an intricate gold and brass ring on his finger. Suddenly Arimantis vanishes!

Elendr says, "I could."

You nod to Elendr.

Tianni leans on Nekales.

You say, "Know ye could."

You say, "I cannot though."

Roelon shifts his weight.

You say, "And different for each."

Tierus says, "Fer tha ferst time, ah'll gladly state aloud tha' ah'm thankful ah wisnae possessed."

Atoyoz says, "I cannot say mine was ever soothing either."

Atoyoz shakes her head.

You nod to Atoyoz.

Tierus sighs.

Sabitor asks, "Would anybody ever want to be possessed?"

(Tianni murmurs softly, "It spoke soothingly to me... said we would be... partners.")

Sabitor raises an eyebrow in Tierus's direction.

Tianni shivers.

Tierus says, "Nae offense intended tae current comp'ny."

You say, "And to Vonka."

Tierus looks over at Sabitor and shakes his head.

You nod to Tianni.

Tierus says, "Nae e'er wanted tae be. Jus' dun' us'lly get tae say it aloud."

You say, "But it depended on... personality I suppose."

Sabitor nods.

Sabitor chuckles.

Elendr bites his lip.

You bite your lip.

You say, "And the names..."

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Renowned Lady Skyfawn just went southwest.

Tierus says, "We shouldnae say 'em."

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

Tierus looks over at you and shakes his head.

Arimantis says, "Nothin outa place on the island"

Tierus says, "Unless..."

Tianni peers quizzically at Tierus.

You cock your head at Tierus.

You ask, "Oh?"

Elendr asks, "recieved the names?"

Elendr peers quizzically at Tierus.

Alyxandrah glances at Roelon.

Tierus says, "E'eryun' wis lookin' tae find 'em... an' now..."

Roelon squints.

Tierus says, "we're content. Quiet."

Tierus cocks his head.

Roelon leans on his blade.

Nekales nods to Tierus.

Elendr peers quizzically at Tierus.

Roelon furrows his brow.

Alyxandrah whispers, "You with us?"

Tierus says, "Ah'mnae sayin' we shoul' go an' shout tha Names o' tha Eight we know out tae tha wind..."

Atoyoz whispers, "Can't stand around here....doing nothing..."

Atoyoz fidgets.

Alyxandrah says, "Aye, let's not."

Tierus says, "bu' p'raps they'renae some mystical source o' summonin' like we believe."

Roelon grins.

Tierus sighs.

Eugenides ponders.

Tierus says, "So much missin' tae tha equation."

Atoyoz slowly empties her lungs.

Elendr cocks his head at Tierus.

You nod to Alyxandrah.

Lady Atoyoz just went southwest.

Tierus says, "Nae sense in invitin' trouble."

Tierus looks over at Alyxandrah and shakes his head.

Alyxandrah asks, "Who doesn't like a little trouble now and then?"

Alyxandrah stares off into space.

Roelon grins.

Tierus raises his hand.

Alyxandrah begins chuckling at Tierus.

Nekales chuckles.

Tierus says, "This magician be gettin' too ol' fer such ridiculousness."

Alyxandrah says, "Tierus, dear, you have trouble written on your forehead..."

Alyxandrah just tickled Tierus.

Arimantis chuckles.

Tierus says, "P'raps."

Roelon grins.

Tierus nods to Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah smiles.

Alyxandrah gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Alyxandrah says, "It's gotten too quiet..."

Arimantis nods to Alyxandrah.

(Alyxandrah slides behind Roelon.)

Roelon starts chortling.

(Tierus twitches suddenly. He murmurs in a completely different tone, "Although perhaps I could merely whisper the name Dirh-- Terror, dun' ye e'en... go back tae sleep!")

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Tierus clasps his hand over his mouth.

Tierus says, "Ah'll be back."

Lord Tierus just went southwest.

Tianni cowers.

Roelon yawns.

Great Lord Blizzerdd just arrived.

Blizzerdd just kissed you on the nose.

Elendr nods to Blizzerdd in greeting.

Roelon nods to Blizzerdd in greeting.

Arimantis nods to Blizzerdd in greeting.

Alyxandrah smiles at Blizzerdd.

Eugenides just went southwest.

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

You ask, "Did ye see it?"

You cock your head at Blizzerdd.

(Tianni squeezes Nekales's hand in hers tightly.)

Blizzerdd asks, "See what?"

Blizzerdd turns away, ignoring you.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

You try to pull Blizzerdd towards you.

You ask, "Didn't see it?"

Blizzerdd asks, "WHAT?"

Alyxandrah begins chuckling at Blizzerdd.

Roelon says, "Probably thought it was a normal sight."

Arimantis says, "Did ya have any strange visions"

You say, "The corpse."

Alyxandrah says, "He's a patient one..."

Roelon nods to you.

You say, "The corpse with the raging eyes."

Blizzerdd says, "I was sleeping."

Elendr raises an eyebrow.

Alyxandrah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Blizzerdd squints at you.

Alyxandrah says, "Excuse me a moment."

Alyxandrah just went southwest.

You ask, "So ye didn't see it?"

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

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Elendr sighs solemnly.

Roelon shifts his weight.

Tianni shows Arimantis her candy bead bracelet.

Arimantis says, "Seems.. they are startin ta show thier feelins. They all saw corpses, but they got different emotions from em"

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
Blizzerdd was to see at about this time the following:

The image of a rotting skeleton fills your mind, its pale orbs staring at you with pure hatred.
***END NOTE***

Alyxandrah just arrived.

Arimantis beams happily at Tianni!

Blizzerdd says, "Well that is a nice image" Tianni grins.

Arimantis shudders.

You say, "I felt hatred and burning resentment."

You say, "But Tianni felt different emotions."

You say, "So did Atoyoz."

You say, "And Elendr."

Blizzerdd says, "I felt hatred and resentment just now"

Roelon ponders.

You blink.

Tianni says, "Elendr say socketless eyes."

Alyxandrah says, "But Sheka's not here."

Alyxandrah glances at Blizzerdd.

Arimantis glances at Blizzerdd.

Roelon starts chortling.

You say, "I saw ember eyes on a ravaged corpse."

Blizzerdd says, "and a pleasent image to keep me warm as I sleep"

You ask, "What did ye see, love?"

You cock your head at Blizzerdd.

Tianni asks, "Just now?"

Arimantis asks, "Jus now, ya saws it?"

Elendr cocks his head.

Arimantis gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Blizzerdd says, "The image of a rotting skeleton fills my mind, its pale orbs staring at me with pure hatred."

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

Roelon ponders.

Nekales rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis asks, "A rotting skeleton?"

Tianni's whole body trembles with fear.

Alyxandrah rubs Tianni gently.

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

Blizzerdd says, "Just now"

Roelon furrows his brow.

Arimantis asks, "Is that the same as you all saw, or was it corpses?"

Blizzerdd says, "A skeleton"

Tianni says, "I saw a ravaged corpse."

You say, "I saw corpse."

Arimantis ponders.

You say, "A ravaged corpse."

Tianni says, "But the look was the same... filled with hatred."

Arimantis says, "Seems.. they are in different stages of decay"

Arimantis ponders.

Alyxandrah nods to Arimantis.

You say, "And Atoyoz saw slightly different."

You say, "As did Elendr."

Blizzerdd says, "ok I gotta sleep"

Blizzerdd chuckles.

Blizzerdd waves.

Blizzerdd just left.

Roelon grins.

Arimantis gazes heavenward.

Alyxandrah stares off into space.

You mutter something about rangers....

Alyxandrah says, "Aye.."

Alyxandrah glances at Roelon.

Alyxandrah folds her arms over her chest.

Arimantis chuckles.

You say, "Can sleep anywhere, anytime."

You shudder.

Arimantis grins at you.



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