Commissioning a New Stonecutter
Feastday, day 30 of the month Charlatos in the year 5102

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
This log is from Alyxandrah's player, and, therefore, the "you" references in this log refer to said character, not Iscikella.
***END NOTE***

[Hsark's Handiworks]
The inside of this cart is a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes. Small leatherworking tools of all kinds hang haphazardly from the walls, many of them completely unrecognizable. Several hides are stretched across the ceiling of the interior, but its impossible to determine what beast they might have originated from. You also see an ancient glass-shelved curio, a slender silver rack with some stuff on it, a thick hide curtain, a small sign, a polished wooden shelf with some stuff on it and a big beer barrel.
Also in the room: Lady Sheka, Ravonprayer, Sansil, Lady Heathyranne, Silon, Sabitor, Isabeu, Nyrithorn, Lord Ruga, Cappurnicus, Lady Azriella, Nepule, Liagala, Riftreiver, Lord Hsark, Lady Kiera, Quisat, Augie
Obvious exits: out.

High Lord Cemb just arrived.

Cemb waves to Hsark.

You grin at Hsark.

Cemb asks, "ya doing pins?"

Cemb peers quizzically at Hsark.

Hsark picks up a small crystalline stone.

Cemb removes a Warrior Guildmaster pin from in his navigator's pouch.

You say, "You found something, but he doesn't look like a stonecutter."

Hsark says, "hiya Cemb"

You poke Silon in the ribs.

Silon grins at you.

Cemb waves to Hsark.

Hsark asks, "ye wishing guild work?"

Silon says, "Hsark can cut stone"

Cemb nods to Hsark.

Hsark says, "stone is hardly a problem"

Hsark chuckles.

Silon nods to Hsark.

Hsark says, "hand it over Cemb"

Cemb says, "Finally mastered war cry"

Cemb grins.

Sheka asks, "Can you cut stone, merchant?"

Cemb offers Hsark a Warrior Guildmaster pin.

Hsark exclaims, "well done!"

Sheka cocks her head at Hsark.

Hsark accepts Cemb's Guildmaster pin.

Silon asks something in Giantman.

Cemb asks, "can you do disarm for me too?"

Cemb begins chuckling at Hsark.

Ruga asks, "hey Hsark want some face paint?"

Hsark asks, "work for a halfling?"

Hsark exclaims, "no!"

Hsark exclaims, "no face paint!"

Cemb says, "Proactively"

Ruga snickers.

Cemb peers quizzically at Hsark.

Ruga waves a swirl-etched paintbrush around.

You give your eyebrow a little workout.

Sansil shifts his weight.

Silon asks something in Giantman.

You ponder.

Hsark says, "one moment, working on a guild piece here"

You ask, "Will you work for a town?"

Cemb asks, "So when I master the guild completely what happens?"

Sansil nods.

Hsark chuckles.

Cemb peers quizzically at Hsark.

Silon nods to Hsark.

Sansil bows to Hsark.

Sansil says, "Thanks"

Hsark says, "I think they evict you"

Heathyranne exclaims, "Ye die of old age!"

Heathyranne nods to Cemb.

Hsark grins.

Silon snickers.

Cemb chuckles.

Silon says something in Giantman.

Silon just nudged Hsark.

Sansil just tried to pull Augie towards him!

Heathyranne just gave Hsark a smooch.

Sansil says, "Tell me where the stonecutter is augie, please"

Silon whispers to the group, "I'll talk ta him afore I go"

You notice Sheka move her lips, but hear nothing.

Cemb asks, "You make a guild total master pin for me or something?"

Cemb peers quizzically at Hsark.

Sheka asks, "Where is the flaming stonecutter?"

Sansil nods.

Hsark shows Cemb his Guildmaster pin.

Sansil says, "Ok got it"

Silon whispers to the group, "Sansil, don't ya know?"

Sansil just hugged Augie.

Cemb grins.

Sansil says, "join me we go"

Cemb says, "Diamons too, neat"

Hsark shows Cemb his Guildmaster pin.

Hsark says, "fixed the one tiny glitch"

Kiera says, "ze stonecutter is one east, northeast, and southeast from here. It is a tent"

Sheka asks, "You know the way?"

Sheka cocks her head at Sansil.

Sansil nods.

Sheka asks, "Oh? Is ze?"

Hsark asks, "whats the stonecutter making?"

You chuckle at Sheka.

You cackle!

Cemb says, "They wouldn't put diamonds in it last time I did it"

Aeiryn says, "WHats going on here? "

Sheka sneers at Kiera.

Cemb begins chuckling at Hsark.

Hsark offers Cemb a small crystalline stone.

Sansil glances at Hsark.

Cemb accepts Hsark's crystalline stone.

Kiera smirks.

Augie says, "nothing actually"

Sansil says, "He could be in trouble"

Cemb offers Hsark a small crystalline stone.

Hsark says, "gimme that back"

Hsark grins.

Hsark accepts Cemb's crystalline stone.
Hsark offers Cemb a Warrior Guildmaster pin.
Cemb accepts Hsark's Guildmaster pin.

Sansil says, "We need talks to him again"

Cemb put a Warrior Guildmaster pin in his navigator's pouch.

You exclaim, "Wait!"

(Kiera lightly places her hand on Sheka's forehead and gives her a little shove backward)

Cemb says, "1 more"

Kiera says, "yes it is."

Cemb cackles!

Sansil says, "i hope he listens this time"

Hsark nods to Kiera.

Heathyranne says, "Harder, Aunt."

You say, "I'd like to see this Stoneworker too."

Sheka kicks Kiera!

Heathyranne whistles tunelessly to herself.

You notice Sheka move her lips, but hear nothing.

You poke Sheka in the ribs.

You notice Sheka move her lips, but hear nothing.
You notice Sheka move her lips, but hear nothing.

Silon bows to Hsark.

Silon's group just went out.

You notice Sheka move her lips, but hear nothing.

You say, "Stop abusing the general public."

Hsark starts chuckling at you!

Hsark asks, "anybody else need guild work?"

You say, "I'd like my guild TO work."

Sheka asks, "Can you cut stone, merchant?"

Sheka stares at Hsark.

Cemb smiles at you.

You say, "But let's not get into that."

Hsark says, "yes, I can cut stone, its hardly challenging"

Heathyranne says, "We're nae working on yer heart, Sheka."

You chuckle at Heathyranne.

Sheka taps a black licorice heart.

Sheka snickers.

Cemb asks, "What do you use?"

Cemb peers quizzically at Hsark.

Sheka taps a petrified black heart.

Sheka nods.

Hsark asks, "to cut stone?"

Heathyranne examines her fingernails.

Hsark says, "tools of course"

Cemb asks, "you have chisels and stuff?"

You ponder.

Hsark says, "depending on the toughness of the stone"

Sheka squints at Hsark.

Cemb asks, "Not your head or your hands?"

You see Lord Hsark Ironcobble the Giantman Hiresword.
He appears to be in his 90's, has very long black hair, brown eyes, and dark skin.
He is in good shape.
He is holding a small crystalline stone in his left hand.
He is wearing a darkened silver lockpick pin, a leather dagger-clasped satchel, a simple platinum band, a tiny carved haon beer stein, some plain tan pants, a stained canvas apron, a soft leather toolbag, a simple leather tunic, a pair of soiled workboots, an opalescent crystal star, a tiny golden moneybag pin, a sleek onyx panther pin, a darkened silver lockpick pin, a silver bound centaur hide sheath, a miniature rolaren falchion clasped to a twisted silver chain, and a blue star-shaped riftshard.

Cemb smiles at Hsark.

You whisper, "He can do it." to your group.

You nod to Sheka.

Hsark says, "Ksark might use his head, I'm a bit brighter"

Sheka whispers to the group, "You asked?"

Heathyranne snickers.

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Cemb chuckles.

You shake your head.

Sansil whispers to the group, "one sec taling with hsark"

You ask, "Would you be willing to work for the sake of a town?"

Sheka nods.

You peer quizzically at Hsark.

Heathyranne says, "He still needs to dress properly."

Hsark asks, "why would a town need a stonecutter?"

Heathyranne examines her fingernails.

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sheka says, "Or more importantly, for a certain firemage. Forget the town."

You say, "I wish I could answer that and have it make sense."

You nod to Hsark.

Sheka waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.

Cappurnicus says, "well, someone carved out this town..."

Cappurnicus grins.

Cemb asks, "To make monuments of it's greatest citizens?"

Riftreiver says, "probably wouldnt"

You shake your head.

Hsark says, "I don't do statues"

Heathyranne asks, "Ye think Thurfel paid Hsark fer something?"

Cemb asks, "And those passed that you want to remeber?"

Heathyranne peers quizzically at you.

Cemb peers quizzically at Hsark.

Hsark says, "folks who wish statues are too pompous"

Cemb asks, "For instance, Wanton, galadriel?"

Sheka says, "He will if Hsark agrees to help him."

Cemb peers quizzically at Hsark.

Sansil blinks.

You say, "He would pay greatly for a Stonecutter of great skill."

Sheka nods to Heathyranne.

You glance at Hsark.

Sansil nods.

Heathyranne smiles at Cemb.

Hsark asks, "define greatly?"

Riftreiver asks, "you wanna make a statue for thurfel?"

Cemb asks, "You wouldn't do a monument for Wanton, for all she did for these lands?"

Cemb peers quizzically at Hsark.

You say, "You'll have to speak with him."

You nod to Hsark.

Riftreiver says, "someone would just knock it down"

You say, "He might even throw in Sheka."

You flash a wide grin.

Sheka glares at you.

You notice Sheka move her lips, but hear nothing.

Heathyranne says, "That would be a nice monument to see."

Heathyranne nods to Cemb.

You ask, "Will you consider it?"

You peer quizzically at Hsark.

Sansil grumbles.

Heathyranne says, "Or even a nice stone wall to carve names in."

Heathyranne says, "And may we never hae to carve another name."

Hsark asks, "well, what is it exactly you need?"

Heathyranne places her hand on her prayer beads.

You ponder the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.

Sansil says, "I came here yesterday seeking the stonecutter, but he would rather have gone to the tavern"

You say, "He hasn't said."

You roll your eyes.

Cemb begins chuckling at Hsark.

Sheka says, "Of course. If you know not much of the craft we could find one who does."

Sheka stares off into space.

Hsark asks, "so your asking me to do work, but you don't even know what kind?"

Heathyranne says, "Well, I am wandering off. Think twice to work for Thurfel."

Heathyranne shudders.

You say, "Only he does. You would have to ask him."

Heathyranne just gave Hsark a smooch.

You nod to Hsark.

Heathyranne says, "Find a kilt, dear."

Heathyranne nods.

Lady Heathyranne just went out.

Sheka says, "I think it will involve some detailing sculpting."

Sheka says, "Only one mastered in the trade would do."

Hsark asks, "which town is this?"

Sheka nods to Hsark.

You hum distractedly as your mind wanders.

Sansil says, "Icemule"

Sansil gives you a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Hsark says, "well, I'm not adverse to working in Icemule, citizens are pleasant enough"

Sheka examines her fingernails.

Sheka smirks.

You grin.

Hsark asks, "Isn't Thurfel the one that burned your town down?"

You stare at nothing in particular.

Sansil says, "Some of it"

You notice Sheka move her lips, but hear nothing.

Riftreiver says, "make it outta ice so we kin throw fireballs at it when thurfel shows his true colors"

Sansil says, "but tis not my town, I can not speak for it"

(Sheka mutters "Details...")

You say, "Icemule is in even greater danger now, and we need your skill to help save it."

You nod to Hsark.

Hsark asks, "so help the one that destroyed your town, what am I missing here?"

Sansil says, "I said the same thing"

Riftreiver asks, "hows a statue gonna save mule?"

Sheka asks, "I am surprised a lot more have not requested this of you. Has noone else?"

Sansil says, "But was told to give him a chance"

Sheka cocks her head at Hsark.

Hsark shakes his head.

Hsark looks over at Sheka and shakes his head.

Sheka says, "Hmmm"

Sansil says, "I would of if he was about yesterday"

Sansil nods to Sheka.

Sheka says, "Perhaps they truly wish destruction on their heads."

You say, "Imagine nine little angry Thurfels."

You nod to Hsark.

Sansil says, "But I came here and he wasnt"

You say, "Very, very, very angry."

You say, "That's what Icemule and Thurfel are up against."

Sheka says, "Ahhh..but Thurfel is alive....the others are yet lich's"

You say, "But they still kill citizens just as easily as if they were alive."

Hsark asks, "so how am I supposed to meet this one?"

Sansil whispers, "welps ye all got this, i will try and talk to the stonecutter"

Hsark says, "and um"

Hsark says, "more importantly"

Hsark says, "whose going to protect me from these lich things if I do"

You point at Sansil.

Sheka says, "I am sure he would be anxiously awaiting your presence should you come."

Sansil nods.

Sansil says, "I am"

You say, "I'm sure Thurfel will help as well."

You nod to Hsark.

Sheka glances at Sansil.

Sansil says, "I would even say the same to thurfel if he would talk to me"

(Sheka turns away and snickers softly.)

Sansil glances at Sheka.

Sansil says, "Or die trying"

Sansil clenches his fist.

Sansil says, "At least I am willing to say such"

Hsark asks, "you folks going to stand guard?"

Sansil turns to face Hsark.

Sansil says, "I will"

Cemb begins chuckling at Hsark.

You whisper quietly to Hsark, "Please. Icemule doesn't have much longer before all hope is lost and the Nine destroy it."

Hsark asks, "Am I the first stone worker he's worked with?"

Sansil says, "no"

Sansil coughs.

Sheka says, "I have vowed to stand beside Thurfel....and so to you if you work for him."

You poke Sansil in the ribs.

Sheka nods to Hsark.

Hsark asks, "no?"

Sansil says, "I will not lie to ye"

Hsark asks, "what happened to the others then?"

Sansil glances at you.

You shift your weight.

Sansil says, "the nine killed him"

You exclaim, "But!"

Sansil turns to face Hsark.

Sheka asks, "Wrong place...wrong time?"

Sheka shrugs.

You say, "Thurfel will not let that happen to you."

You look at Hsark and shake your head.

Sansil says, "I was not there though when this happend..."

Hsark asks, "the last stonecutter was slain?"

You say, "He isn't likely to make the same mistake twice."

Sansil says, "and as long as ya stay away from taverns..."

You say, "Aye, but he was a dwarf."

You wave your hand in a dismissive gesture.

Sansil nods to Hsark.

Sheka says, "A nasty dwarf as well."

Hsark says, "ok, just so I'm straight on this"

Sheka says, "Personally it was a favor done to him."

Sansil turns an inquisitive ear towards Hsark.

Sheka nods to Hsark.

Hsark says, "you wish me to do work of some kind, but you have no clue what, for a man who destroyed Icemule. There was another stoneworker before me, but he was murdered."

Azriella scowls.

Cemb grins.

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Azriella begins chuckling at Hsark.

Sheka asks, "You are afraid?"

Sheka stares at Hsark.

Riftreiver asks, "that be a no then hsark?"

Riftreiver grins.

Cemb says, "He was probably working on massive sentinels or something, or a medium for the gods"

Azriella says, "sounds shady to me"

Cemb says, "another good thing stone work is good for"

Cemb nods to Hsark.

Hsark asks, "I am a merchant, not a warrior. This man burned down an entire town, what if I chip his work?"

You say, "You will be awarded for your work and you will help save a town and it's people."

Sheka asks, "You are not then a Master of your trade?"

Hsark says, "I will speak with him, but only if I have an army of citizens around me"

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Hsark's direction.

Sansil says, "I can not speak for thurfel for I have not even spoke to the lord..."

You nod to Hsark.

You say, "We will be with you when you speak with him."

Cemb smiles at Hsark.

Sansil says, "But I can promise ye I will die before harm comes to ye"

Sheka nods to Hsark.
Sansil nods to Hsark.

Sheka says, "we shall be there"

Hsark asks, "anybody else here need guild work?"

You say, "And Sansil will throw himself in front of Thurfel's ball of fire."

Sheka whispers to the group, "To die"

Sheka cackles!

Hsark says, "if not, we shall go find this one"

Azriella grins.

Zazulu asks, "Ermm... are ye making Sorcerer's guild pins?"

Hsark put a small crystalline stone in his dagger-clasped satchel.

Azriella asks, "what sort ye be doin?"

Azriella nods to Hsark.

Zachariel says, "I could use some guild work if I had a guild to work on"

Sheka asks, "When can we expect you then?"

Cemb asks, "we're going to go all the way to icemule?"

Hsark says, "rogue guild and warrior guild mastery pins"

Cemb bursts into tears!

Sheka cocks her head at Hsark.

Azriella says, "warrior guild aye"

Azriella strikes a heroic pose.

Hsark says, "I will go with you now"

Hsark asks, "who will lead?"

Azriella says, "in tackle"

Sheka blinks.
Sansil blinks.

Sansil nods.

Cemb says, "that's gonna take an hour"

Sheka points at you.

Cemb chuckles.

Sansil says, "so be it"

You blink.

You notice Sheka move her lips, but hear nothing.

Sansil says, "Let us go"

Hsark asks, "whose is leading the party?"

You ask, "You expect me to lead us back to Icemule?"

Cemb starts chuckling at you!

Azriella snarls menacingly!

Sheka says, "Take his hand Sansil"

Sansil nods to you.

You stare at Sansil.

Sansil says, "Soon as I get us to the tunnels"

You notice Sheka move her lips, but hear nothing.

You say, "No, no, no. Thurfel had better find his way here."

Sansil says, "Its up to ye after that"

Sansil glances at you.

You exclaim, "Fine!"

Sansil says, "I will protect him"

You notice Azriella move her lips, but hear nothing.

Cemb says, "It'll take an hour to get to icemule"

Cemb chuckles.

Hsark asks, "anybody have a weapon I can use?"

Sansil nods to Hsark.

Hsark says, "and a shield"

Azriella just touched a razor-sharp mithril claidhmore.

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Azriella removes a razor-sharp mithril claidhmore from in her threaded war harness.

You remove a forest green mithril tower shield from in your veniom-threaded cloak.

Azriella glances at Hsark.

You offer your mithril tower shield to Hsark, who has 30 seconds to accept the offer. Type CANCEL to prematurely cancel the offer.

Hsark has accepted your offer and is now holding a forest green mithril tower shield.

Azriella glances at a razor-sharp mithril claidhmore.

Sheka says, "I am not about to be traveling back and forth through that waist high mud again! someone make up their mind."

You remove a mithglin falchion from in your black brocade thigh-sheath.

Azriella says, "nae sure ye can handle it"

You offer your mithglin falchion to Hsark, who has 30 seconds to accept the offer. Type CANCEL to prematurely cancel the offer.

Azriella shakes her head.

Hsark has accepted your offer and is now holding a mithglin falchion.

You say, "Both have been enchanted ten times, they will suffice."

Azriella put a razor-sharp mithril claidhmore in her threaded war harness.

Hsark chuckles.

Lady Azriella just went out.

Cemb blinks at you.

Hsark says, "I'll try not to drop them"

Cemb shakes his head.

You say, "Aye, please don't."

You smile at Hsark.

Sansil just closed a long stark white spidersilk cloak depicting an archmage in deep concentration.

Sansil says, "Let us go"

Sansil nods.

Hsark says, "I have a tiny bit of skill, hopefully it won't be needed"

Sansil asks, "We ready?"

Sheka removes a sleek black emerald-hilted dagger from in her leather scabbard.
Sheka removes a laje banded tower shield from in her black velvet cloak.

Sansil glances at Hsark.

Sansil asks, "tiny bit?"

Sheka smirks.

Hsark points at Cemb.

Cemb peers quizzically at Hsark.

Hsark says, "I imagine he is far more skilled than I"

Sansil asks, "ye are a master of ye guild are ye not?"

Sheka says, "With your great skill I'm sure we'll get by."

Sheka nods to Sansil.

Sheka smirks.

Cemb asks, "are you intent on going to icemule?"

Cemb peers quizzically at Hsark.

Sansil asks, "all joined?"

You remove a runed coraesine falchion from in your veniom-threaded cloak.

Sansil's group just went out.

You gaze heavenward.

Sansil's group just arrived.

Sansil just tried to pull Hsark towards him!

Sheka glances at Sansil.

Sansil reaches out and holds Hsark's hand.

You join Sansil.

Hsark grins at Cemb.

Sansil says, "Ok I will say again..."

Cemb chuckles.

Sansil says, "all join me please if ye wish to go"

Sansil seems to be waiting for something.

Sansil says, "times up hope ye have silvers"

Sheka asks, "Do you?"

Sansil just handed Hsark some coins.

Sheka cocks her head at Hsark.

Sheka nods.

Sansil just handed Hsark some coins.

Hsark says, "folks been paying me a bit"

Hsark grins.

Warex says, "where we goin? I got ere late"

Sansil says, "ye shall need thouse"

Warex grins.

You whisper, "Does everyone coming have silvers?" to your group.

Hsark says, "crafting isn't without its rewards"

Sansil grins at Hsark.

Cappurnicus chuckles.

Sansil says, "Since ye are coming tis only right I pay ye way"

Cappurnicus grins.

Sheka says, "Perhaps I might use your services once Thurfel is done with you."

Sheka nods to Hsark.

Sansil says, "Off we go"

Warex taps Sansil lightly on his shoulder.

Sansil peers quizzically at Warex.

Kimmurial nods to Sansil.

Warex says, "ahh"

Warex nods.

Sansil says, "If ye wish to go we go"

Sheka exclaims, "Then flaming go!"

Sansil says, "were off"

Sansil's group just went out.

[Zul Logoth, Ruby Tunnel]
The smooth walls of the tunnel give way to a small cavern utilized as an entrance to the vast network of mining tunnels under the DragonSpine. Carts ricochet past on a double-railed metal track, stopping occasionally for brief instances to pick up passengers. Several dwarves busily work the area, ensuring the carts travel rapidly towards their destination. You also see a wooden gate and a carved wooden sign.
Also in the room: Lady Sheka, High Lord Cemb, Lord Hsark, Sansil
Obvious exits: east.

Sansil pants.

Sansil says, "this it"

Sansil says, "ahh"

Sheka says, "I am Sheka.....Sheka Wolffe."

Sheka nods to Hsark.

The dwarf announces, "Boarding now for Cemb."
Cemb hastily enters the mining cart.

Sansil says, "I am sansil"

Sansil says, "buy tickets"

You hastily enter the mining cart.

[DragonSpine Mountains, Crevasse]
The pass dwindles and disappears into a large crevasse. Nearly black inside as compared to the bright light of day, dwarves and travellers hasten into the crevasse, from which odd grinding and squealing sounds can occasionally be heard.
Also in the room: Cassandrix, Lord Hsark, Apprentice Gunnard, Nifty, Lady Sheka, Sansil, High Lord Cemb
Obvious exits: west.

Sheka stares off into space.

Sansil glances at you.

Cemb begins chuckling at Hsark.

Sansil says, "ye turn from here"

Sheka says, "You're leading now"

You clasp Sansil's hand tenderly.

Cemb says, "I can't believe you actually came"

Sansil nods to you.

You clasp Cemb's hand tenderly.

Sansil gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Sansil gestures at Hsark.
A brilliant luminescence surrounds Hsark.

Sansil gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Sansil gestures at Hsark.
A bright luminescence surrounds Hsark.

You ask, "Everyone joined?"

Sansil gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Sansil gestures at Hsark.
A silvery luminescence surrounds Hsark.

Hsark nods to you.

Sansil gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Sansil gestures at Hsark.
Hsark blurs before you.

Sansil gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Sansil gestures at Hsark.
A translucent sphere forms around Hsark.
Sansil gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Sansil gestures at Hsark.
A translucent sphere forms around Hsark.

Sheka says, "Aye...where's that mud"

[DragonSpine Mountains, Crevasse]
Also in the room: Lord Hsark, Apprentice Gunnard, Nifty, Lady Sheka, Sansil, High Lord Cemb
Obvious exits: west.

Hsark says, "better not vaporize me with that magic stuff"

[Western DragonSpine, Slope]
You notice a sheer rock ledge.
Obvious paths: southeast.
Cemb, Hsark, Sheka and Sansil followed.

You climb down the the cliff carefully.
The mist suddenly surrounds you as you are halfway down the cliff. The mist hangs heavily in the cold air, clinging to everything in the area.

Cemb suddenly appears out of the mist as he climbs down the cliff. Cemb finishes his climb down the rock wall to the narrow ledge.
Hsark suddenly appears out of the mist as he climbs down the cliff. Hsark finishes his climb down the rock wall to the narrow ledge.
Sansil suddenly appears out of the mist as he climbs down the cliff. Sansil finishes his climb down the rock wall to the narrow ledge.
Sheka suddenly appears out of the mist as she climbs down the cliff. Sheka finishes her climb down the rock wall to the narrow ledge.

You grin at Sheka.

Sheka mutters under her breath.

Sheka narrows her eyes.

Hsark says, "good thing I practiced a bit of climbing it seems"

[Thurfel's Keep]
As eclectic and bizarre as this keep might look, it still bears all of the standard protection that any fortress might provide its owner. Passage to or from the outside of the structure is guarded by a sturdy glaes portcullis that has been colored in the wildest pink imaginable. Numerous strands of colorful seashells that have been suspended from the ceiling are all that bar the path into the keep itself.
Also here: High Lord Cemb, Lady Sheka, Lord Hsark, Sansil
Obvious paths: east, west.

Hsark asks, "his own island?"

Sansil nods.

You gaze in wonder at your surroundings.

Sheka swears fluidly and vividly at you.

Cemb grins.

Sansil says, "and this is his keep"

You blink at Sheka.

Hsark asks, "well, where would he be?"

You ask, "What?"

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sansil says, "Ye know this place better then I"

Sansil nods to you.

Sheka says, "call him Princess"

Hsark asks, "he have a chamber or such?"

Sheka nods to you.

You ask, "Call who?"

Sheka glowers darkly at you.

You say, "Oh, because he answers me everytime I call him."

You nod to Sheka.

You roll your eyes.

Sansil says, "That I do not know milord"

Sansil says, "welps..."

You say, "If you go through the seashells..."

Sheka yells, "Thurfel! We have brought your stonecutter!"

Sansil clasps your hand tenderly.

You say, "Perhaps a sentry will see us and tell him."

Cemb chuckles.

Sansil says, "lets find one"

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sansil's group went through a string of hanging seashells.

Hsark says, "clearly they fear such a well equipped group"

Hsark chuckles.

Sansil mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Sansil blinks.

A deranged sentry lumbers in.

You point at a deranged sentry.

Sansil glances at a deranged sentry.

A wall guardian marches in.

Sansil says, "Tell ye master we are here"

A wall guardian swings a coral-shafted military pick at Hsark!

You say, "Sentry, tell your master that we have brought a stonecutter."

You glance at a wall guardian.

You concentrate on the Mind Jolt spell...
You gesture at a wall guardian.
Its eyes flash with a searing jolt of light!
It is heavily stunned!

Sansil glances at a wall guardian.

Sansil says, "thats it"

A wall guardian marches in.

Sansil nods.

The guardian says, "Tell him yourself, he's in his office."

You move to stand in front of Hsark.

Sansil asks, "which way?"

A deranged sentry lumbers west.

Sansil peers quizzically at a wall guardian.

Cemb chuckles.

You nod to the wall guardian.

You say, "Lazy guardian."

Sansil asks, "ye know the way?"

Cemb says, "huh"

Sansil peers quizzically at you.

You ask, "Perhaps his cabana?"

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

[Thurfel's Island]
Huge seabirds circle overhead, their raucous squawking filling the air as they idly glide above the beach. From time to time, one will swoop into the lake and come up with a wriggling fish trapped within its beak. You also see a small coral cabana.
Obvious exits: east, southwest.
Cemb, Sheka, Hsark and Sansil followed.

The small building of coral and shells looks to have been constructed quite hastily.
It is open.

You ponder.

Sansil glances at a small coral cabana.

You knock upon a small coral cabana.
Sansil knocks on a small coral cabana.

[Thurfel's Cabana]
Decorated with colorful coral, the interior of this hall is festive and cheery. Long strands of dyed seaweed dangle from the ceiling, the tips coated in phosphorescent moss. Several simple wooden chairs line one wall and face a large crystal desk in the center of the room. A handcrafted abalone serving tray holds refreshments for those visiting. You also see a coral door, an elegant inlaid shell table and a pearl door.
Also in the room: Grand Lord Thurfel
Obvious exits: out.
Cemb, Sheka, Hsark and Sansil followed.

You curtsy to Thurfel.

Cemb says, "huh"

Sheka nods to Thurfel.

Sansil blinks.

Sansil bows to Thurfel.

Cemb waves to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "good morning."

Sheka says, "We have brought your stonecutter."

Thurfel smiles at you.

Sheka nods to Thurfel.

Sansil says, "Greetings"

Thurfel asks, "Who is the stonecutter?"

You say, "Good morning, my lord."

You point at Hsark.

Sheka taps Hsark lightly on his shoulder.

Sansil glances at a coral door.

Sheka says, "This one."

Thurfel asks, "Are you any good?"

Hsark says, "Let's get out of here"

Cemb chuckles.

Hsark says, "I don't need to be insulted."

Sansil says, "be on ye guard"

Cemb begins chuckling at Hsark.

Sansil sighs.

You say, "Hsark, he doesn't mean to insult you."

Sheka says, "He merely asked you a question."

Sheka glowers darkly at Hsark.

Thurfel says, "This work requires a great deal of skill"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "My lord, please...he is the only willing we have found."

Sansil says, "And skill he has"

Thurfel says, "even the slightest mistake will destroy what I need done"

Sansil nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel removes an enruned white ora serpent from in his crabshell pouch.

Thurfel asks, "can you work with this?"

Thurfel shows Hsark his white ora serpent.

Sansil peers quizzically at Hsark.

Cemb works his fingers under his fur-lined helm and scratches his head.

Hsark says, "doesn't look very special"

Cemb asks, "hat some kinda magical chisel?"

Sheka says, "I think you might find this extremely interesting work."

Sheka nods to Hsark.

Hsark asks, "exactly what is it you wish me to do with it?"

Hsark says, "and its not even stone"

Hsark chuckles.

Sheka leans against a coral door.

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel traces a rune upon the floor, muttering a few arcane verses.

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

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Thurfel's direction.

Sansil glances at Thurfel.

Sansil says, "I warn ye milord....do not harm him"

Sheka says, "Oh do hush"

Sansil winks.

Thurfel says, "no worry of that."

Sheka glowers darkly at Sansil.

Thurfel says, "yet"

Sansil nods.

Thurfel grins.

Cemb furrows his brow.

Sansil says, "Please last I saw thurfel I was almost killed"

The runes begin to glow.

Sansil says, "please forgive me"

Sansil bows.

You ask, "That was quite some time ago, no?"

Sansil says, "Has been some time"

(Sheka watches the runes.)

Thurfel says, "please, follow me"

Sansil glances at you.

Sansil nods.

Grand Lord Thurfel went through a shimmering crimson portal.

You blink.

[Vault]
Bloodstained brick walls banded with darkened steel enclose this small chamber. Several torches illuminate the area, the reflections from the firelight flickering off the obsidian altar resting in the center of this barren room. Scattered about the base of the altar are numerous grossly misshapen bones, none even remotely recognizeable.
Also in the room: Grand Lord Thurfel
Obvious exits: none.
Cemb, Sheka, Hsark and Sansil followed.

Sheka gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Sansil blinks.

Sansil gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Thurfel says, "this is where I need the work"

Thurfel points at an obsidian altar.

The circular altar has been crafted from a single large piece of stone. Atop the altar, nine round indentations are spaced equidistant about the perimeter. There is also a small, perfectly round hole cut in the direct center of the obsidian. Grooves lead out from the hole to each of the nine bowl-like indentations.

Sheka raises an eyebrow.

You exclaim, "Oh!"

Cemb says, "hmm"

Thurfel says, "I need the serpent precisely affixed onto the altar, its placement is crucial"

Sheka says, "How interesting....."

Sansil nods to Sheka.

Thurfel says, "and it can't be damaged in any way shape or form"

You say, "You will put the vessels on the altar..."

Hsark asks, "what is this?"

Sansil asks, "Tis this a shrine of sorts?"

Hsark asks, "and what's with the dents?"

Sheka says, "Or a type of conduit...."

Sansil nods to Sheka.

Thurfel says, "you didn't answer my question"

Thurfel says, "can you work with the serpent and this material"

Cemb furrows his brow.

You bite your lip.

Sansil ponders.

Hsark walks around the altar, checking the construction.

Sheka glances at Hsark.

Cemb asks, "So the serpant is your insignia, and this is the council of nine...if he affixes it to it, it'll give you control over them?"

Cemb peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "it will weaken them"

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel says, "with each vessel, their power will become less and less"

Thurfel says, "once I have all nine"

Thurfel says, "I can destroy them"

Thurfel says, "rid the town of their presence"

Sheka asks, "The vessels will fit in the indentations?"

You smile.

Thurfel says, "and free those possessed"

Thurfel nods to Sheka.

Sheka nods.

Sheka paces back and forth, muttering something about altar.

Thurfel says, "once placed on the altar"

Sansil says, "Interesting..."

Sheka nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "whoever's vessel is there, will be nearly powerless"

You ask, "Have you any idea where we might find these vessels yet?"

You peer quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I have my mages seeking likely spots"

Sheka asks, "And their power will flow to the center?"

You nod.

Sansil nods.

Sheka cocks her head at Thurfel.

Thurfel nods to Sheka.

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Cemb frowns.

Sheka smirks.

Cemb says, "to you."

Thurfel says, "The staff goes in the center"

Cemb peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Sheka says, "ingenious"

Sansil nods to Sheka.

Thurfel says, "Once I have all nine"

Thurfel says, "I shall bury this vault"

Thurfel says, "and the nine will never ever rear their ugly head again"

You grin at Thurfel.

Thurfel asks, "so, can you do this Sark?"

Sheka says, "Unless it is found again..."

Hsark says, "It's Hsark"

Cemb asks, "leaving you with all thier power for all time?"

Cemb peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Sansil nods to Sheka.

Cemb asks, "or perhaps even Luukos?"

Cemb peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I gain no power from this, I merely weaken them"

You shift your eyes to Hsark.

Sansil glances at Hsark.

Hsark says, "give me the serpent"

Sheka asks, "does it not look to be an interesting challenge?"

Sheka cocks her head at Hsark.

Hsark says, "I want to be sure it isn't already damaged "

Thurfel says, "If you break it, or drop it, it will be the last thing you ever do stonecutter."

Sansil raises an eyebrow.

Thurfel says, "it can't be replaced"

Sheka narrows her eyes.

Thurfel offers Hsark an enruned white ora serpent.
Hsark accepts Thurfel's white ora serpent.

Hsark looks over the serpent, checking it on all sides.

Hsark says, "if you might humor me a moment"

Hsark asks, "exactly why are there a pile of bones around the altar?"

Sheka smirks.

Thurfel says, "those are the stonecutters that failed me"

Sansil says, "Was about to ask "

A pained expression crosses Sansil's face.

Cemb laughs!

Sheka smiles chillingly towards Hsark.

Thurfel asks, "you will not fail me will you?"

Hsark asks, "exactly what is in this for me?"

Thurfel asks, "I won't strike you down where you stand?"

Sheka says, "Ahhhh...there's the rub."

You glance at Thurfel.

Sheka cackles!

You say, "My lordů"

Cemb smirks.

Sansil moves to stand in front of Hsark.

Sansil glances at Thurfel.

Thurfel asks, "yes?"

Thurfel smiles at you.

Sansil sighs.

Cemb says, "Hsark's a merchant Thurfel, offer him coins or something"

You say, "I told Hsark you will pay him greatly for his services..."

Cemb smiles at Thurfel.

Sheka asks, "Perhaps he seeks rather some coinage?"

Sheka grins at Thurfel.

You say, "And that you might even throw in Sheka."

Sheka glowers darkly at you.

Sheka growls something vile at you.

Thurfel asks, "do you seek coins craftsman?"

You say, "We have travelled far to help you."

Sansil nods.

Sansil says, "That we have"

Hsark says, "I likely have more coins than you."

Sansil says, "I worked all day yesterday and this morn"

Sansil nods to Thurfel.

Hsark chuckles.

Cemb works his fingers under his fur-lined helm and scratches his head.

Hsark says, "the citizens of the land pay well for my work"

Hsark says, "I noticed a great deal of coral about your island"

Sheka says, "The place is filled with it."

Sansil takes a few steps to his left.

Sheka stares off into space.

Hsark says, "if you will trade me a goodly amount of black and emerald coral"

Hsark says, "I will do the work for you."

Sansil grins.

You shift your eyes to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "coral is nothing more than rocks, you shall have a mountain of it if you wish."

Thurfel says, "do not fail me"

Sansil grins.

You grin at Hsark.

Sheka nods.

Hsark asks, "Exactly where do you wish this serpent placed?"

Sansil bows.

Sheka glances at an obsidian altar.

Thurfel asks, "Notice the coil of the serpent?"

Hsark nods to Thurfel.

Sansil just edged a little closer to the altar!

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel asks, "there is a small gap in the coil, see that?"

Hsark holds up the serpent and looks at it.

Thurfel asks, "Notice the size of the gap, is exactly the size of the hole in the center of the altar?"

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel says, "the serpent must be placed in a raised position...."

Sheka says, "Seems most of your work is cut out for you, no pun intended."

Sheka nods to Hsark.

Sheka smirks.

Thurfel says, "such that the gap in the coil of the snake does not block the hole in any way"

Thurfel says, "not a hair over"

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

You say, "Glad I'm not doing it, you already lost me."

Thurfel says, "The staff must slide down the coiled snake, and into the hole into the altar"

You nod to Thurfel.

You blush a glowing shade of red.

Sheka says, "That is why he didn't ask you to do it."

Sheka gives you a good pinch!

You stare at nothing in particular.

Thurfel says, "if the staff leans even a hair when placed in there"

Thurfel says, "the liches will regain their power for a moment"

Thurfel says, "they will transport the vessels out"

Cemb furrows his brow.

Sheka says, "That might be a moment too long"

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel says, "and we will likely never find them a second time"

Sheka nods.

Sansil nods to Sheka.

Thurfel asks, "are you craftsman enough to set it perfectly straight?"

Hsark asks, "exactly what do you mean by perfectly?"

Sheka squints at Hsark.

Cemb says, "Gotta be a trick to putting that on there or something....like spin it or something."

Sansil says, "i think perfect"

Sansil nods to Hsark.

Tiny bits of flame begin to flicker from the mage's fingertips.

Cemb furrows his brow.

Sansil glances at Thurfel.

You clear your throat.

Thurfel says, "it can't be off at all"

Thurfel says, "not one bit"

Thurfel says, "zero"

Sheka says, "One mustn't forget we're dealing with a giantmans mentality here."

Sheka stares off into space.

Sansil says, "no error"

Thurfel asks, "are you understanding me?"

You say, "I believe he means no mistakes the first time, Hsark."

You nod to Hsark.

Hsark says, "so"

Hsark says, "lets see"

Hsark says, "you mean to say.."

Hsark says, "that it has to be exact and precise"

Sansil nods to Hsark.

Sheka stares at Hsark.

Cemb begins chuckling at Hsark.

Sheka lets loose with an involved and improbable curse against the day she was born.

Thurfel says, "this stonecutter you have brought is quite the bright light"

Thurfel chuckles.

You grin at Sansil.

You hug Sansil.

Sansil grins.

Thurfel asks, "Can you do this?"

Sansil hugs you.

Hsark looks at Cemb.

Sansil glances at Hsark.

Cemb peers quizzically at Hsark.

Hsark says, "I hesistate to ask this"

Sheka snickers.

Hsark says, "especially looking at the pile of bones around the altar"

Hsark says, "but I need to be clear on this"

Hsark asks, "you did burn down Icemule, those aren't just rumors right?"

Sansil says, "maybe if we clean the bones out it will be better"

Thurfel says, "I did."

Sansil cringes.

You sigh softly.

Sheka says, "He was a tad upset then."

Sheka shrugs.

Sansil nods.

Sansil says, "Was long ago"

Sansil whistles tunelessly to himself.

Hsark asks, "And you did this with these other nine?"

Thurfel says, "Yes"

Cemb works his fingers under his fur-lined helm and scratches his head.

Hsark asks, "These are your friends and partners?"

Hsark asks, "The nine?"

Thurfel says, "They were"

Thurfel says, "They are not now"

Sheka asks, "Would you prefer an army of nine powerful and very angry lich's gaining control of the town?"

Sheka cocks her head at Hsark.

Hsark asks, "what difference does it make if its one or nine?"

Sheka says, "More power..."

Sheka stares off into space.

Hsark says, "Why are you doing this Thurfel, I must know, before I agree to your work."

Sansil says, "Lets see one could be contained a bit more earier than nine"

Hsark says, "I enjoy working in Icemule. I will not see it ruined."

Thurfel says, "Not that I have to answer you"

Thurfel chuckles.

Thurfel says, "but i will"

Sansil slowly empties his lungs.

Thurfel grabs one of the distorted skulls and heaves it to another spot in the chamber.

Thurfel says, "The quest for power is for those with weak and young minds"

Cemb raises an eyebrow.

Sheka taps a huge charred skull.

Thurfel says, "I succumbed to that"

Thurfel says, "as one matures, they realize it is knowledge that one should aspire too"

Sansil nods.

Thurfel says, "I will not deceive you..."

Thurfel says, "I have goals yet"

Cemb furrows his brow.

Sheka says, "Much power can be gained through knowledge."

Thurfel says, "I wish the grandest wizard guild in the lands to be built here"

You smile at Thurfel.
Sheka smiles at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I also wish Icemule to be the mercantile center of the lands"

Sansil grins.

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel says, "neither can happen while the nine are destroying and killing the citizens."

Thurfel says, "I made a horrible mistake"

Thurfel says, "nothing I can ever do will make up for it"

Thurfel says, "nothing"

Thurfel says, "folks will always despise me"

Sansil glances at you.

Thurfel says, "and it is deserved"

Sansil says, "I can see ye point now"

Thurfel says, "I will not let the same thing happen a second time"

You nod to Sansil.

Hsark whispers, "can he be trusted?"

You nod to Hsark.

(Sheka walks about the altar.....running her finger lightly along it's edge as she listens to Thurfel.)

***ADDITIONAL NOTE***
At this point Sheka alone felt:

You feel the raw burn of power as you touch the altar.
***END NOTE***

You whisper quietly to Hsark, "I trust him with my life. You can trust him."

Cemb furrows his brow.

Hsark says, "I shall do this for you"

Sheka smiles coldly.

Hsark says, "I will have to get the proper tools"

Sansil nods to Sheka.

Hsark says, "this will not be done correctly with what I have."

Hsark says, "and I don't wish a mountain of coral"

Hsark says, "merely a satchel of each"

Thurfel says, "leave then"

Thurfel says, "you may return with your tools"

Thurfel says, "leave the serpent with me"

Hsark offers Thurfel an enruned white ora serpent.
Thurfel accepts Hsark's white ora serpent.
Thurfel put an enruned white ora serpent in his grey leather pouch.

Sansil grins.

Sheka says, "It is done then."

Sheka nods.

Sheka says, "Gavrail claims the Staff now has a life of it's own."

Thurfel says, "The staff is alive"

Thurfel chuckles.

Sheka nods to Thurfel.

Cemb asks, "So Xeldria gave it up huh?"

You chuckle at Cemb.

You say, "Yeah, right."

Cemb peers quizzically at you.

Cemb asks, "She still has it?"

You nod.

Cemb chuckles.

Sheka says, "But it grows increasingly stronger and more dangerous."

An image of a crystalline bridge appears within the wall.

Cemb blinks.

(Sheka peers at the bridge.)

Cemb asks, "So you still have to get the staff from Xeldria?"

Cemb peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Cemb asks, "In order for any of this to work?"

Thurfel says, "yes"

Sansil nods.

Cemb chuckles.

Thurfel says, "I can hold off the nine without it"

Thurfel says, "if I have their vessels"

Thurfel says, "but I can't truly imprison them until the staff is in the altar"

Sheka asks, "Where would be the most likely spot for these vessels?"

Cemb says, "Huh"

Sansil nods.

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel says, "near Icemule I would think"

Thurfel says, "but I would not put it past them to find other areas to hide them, dangerous areas"

Sheka says, "Hmmm"

Sansil asks, "any ideas?"

Sansil peers quizzically at Sheka.

You ask, "We love danger, we live in Icemule, don't we?"

You wink at Thurfel.

Thurfel grins.

Sansil laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Cemb smirks.

Thurfel says, "when my sages and advisors have found any clues"

Thurfel says, "I will let you know immediately"

Sheka nods to Thurfel.

Sansil bows to Thurfel.

Sansil says, "Look forward to hearing from ya then"

Sansil stretches.

Sheka says, "So the Staff is truly needed."

Hsark says, "I'm going to head to the Icemulian Merchant guild and get the proper tools. This will take a few days."

Thurfel nods to Sheka.

Sansil nods to Hsark.

Cemb smiles at Hsark.

Hsark says, "will somebody lead me back to Icemule"

Sheka says, "Thank you for coming with us Hsark."

Sheka nods to Hsark.
Sansil nods to Hsark.
Hsark nods to Sansil.

Thurfel says, "I will await you Stonecutter."

Cemb asks, "ya all gonna go back to zul then?"

Thurfel says, "thank you once again for bringing him here"

Sansil rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sheka says, "May Darkness be with you M'Lord."

Sansil bows.

Sheka nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "let us hope his skills are up to the task."

Sansil says, "Pleasure"

Thurfel smiles at Sheka.

Sansil glances at Sheka.

Cemb says, "If his aren't, I don't know who's are"

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Sansil's direction.

Sansil gazes heavenward.

Sansil softly kisses his Koar symbol, murmuring to himself.

Sansil says, "May his light protect ye"

Sheka swears fluidly and vividly.

Sheka glowers.

Cemb asks, "Maybe Ksark?"

Cemb begins chuckling at Hsark.

Sheka just touched an obsidian altar.

Sansil says, "Either way.... we wish ye well"

Hsark says, "let us leave, the bones are getting me nervous"

Sansil just nudged Sheka.

Sansil says, "mayhaps he can get someone to clean those while ye are away"

Sansil whistles tunelessly to himself.

Sheka says, "Wish to hone the darkness"

Hsark says, "let them stand as a reminder"

Cemb begins chuckling at Sansil.

Sheka grins at Sansil.

Hsark says, "I would not wish to be slain"

Hsark says, "they will certainly keep me on my toes"

Hsark chuckles.

Sansil grins.

You grin at Hsark.

Sansil nods to Hsark.

Sheka says, "Perhaps I could send my charge here to clean."

Sheka gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Thurfel points out.

Sheka asks, "Tiring of us already?"

Sheka smirks.

Sansil says, "Lets not push it sheka"

Thurfel says, "I have work to do"

Sheka says, "Go"

Sheka gives Sansil a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Sansil says, "I am not leading remember"

Sansil points at you.

Sheka swears quietly at you.

You gaze heavenward.

Sheka gives you a good pinch!

You curtsy to Thurfel.
Sansil bows to Thurfel.
Sheka nods to Thurfel.

You say, "Be well, my lord."

Sansil turns around.

[Thurfel's Keep]
A delicate bridge constructed of rose-colored crystal spans the entire keep and leads to a garish tower of coral and shells. Light glittering off the bridge's glassine surface reflects so brightly that it is difficult to look at for any length of time. The bridge has been built with no visible seams or flaws and appears crafted from a single gemstone of gigantic proportion.
Obvious paths: north, east, northeast, down.
Hsark, Cemb, Sheka and Sansil followed.

You say, "Ahh.."

Sansil shudders.

Sansil glances at a crystal bridge.

Hsark says, "leave me in Icemule"

You say, "Oh."

Hsark says, "I must get those tools"

Sheka says, "that was quite a powerful rush of malevolence that came at me"

Sheka chuckles.

Hsark asks, "hmm?"

Hsark says, "I felt nothing"

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Hsark's direction.

Sheka says, "Hmmm...nothing"

Hsark says, "well, I was a bit nervous for sure"

Hsark chuckles.

Sansil grins at Hsark.

Sheka says, "But you lived."

Sansil says, "Makes two of us"

[Tavern Burrow, Barley Lane]
Barley Lane turns sharply north here, its forward progress blocked by a community well. This section of town is somewhat quieter, although occasionally, the voices of parties heading home or to a tavern echo off the narrow buildings. You also see a low stone well.
Obvious paths: north, west.
Hsark, Cemb, Sheka and Sansil followed.

You snap your fingers.

Sansil says, "I will stay with him if he wishes"

Sheka glances at you.

You say, "Forgot to ask Thurfel to protect you."

You duck your head.

You say, "I'm sure you'll be fine."

Sansil says, "Until he can get back to the keep"

Hsark exclaims, "let us hope he does!"

You grin at Hsark.

Cemb says, "I just wish I could get a bead on him, weather he's really telling the truth that he's gone good, many in the past have, but that just makes me think that we're due for someone to really stick us"

Sheka says, "I think he will be keeping a watchful eye on him."

Sheka nods to you.

Sheka stares off into space.

You nod.

Hsark says, "I will likely be back in Zul Logoth to do a bit more work"

Hsark says, "though not till this evening or tomorrow"

You nod to Hsark.
Sansil nods to Hsark.

You say, "Be well and once again, thank you for coming."

Sansil bows to Hsark.

Hsark says, "thank you, thank you for introducing me to such an..."

Hsark says, "hmm"

Sheka says, "The better it is you having to traipse through that muck again than I."

Sansil says, "Call if there is a need"

Sheka nods to Hsark.

Hsark says, "...interesting little fellow"

Cemb begins chuckling at Hsark.

Sheka asks, "He is quite interesting isn't he?"

Hsark says, "ye all be well, perhaps I shall see you all later"

Hsark nods to Sheka.

Sheka ponders.

Hsark says, "scary"

Sansil nods.

Hsark says, "but interesting"

Sansil says, "Ye shall.."

Sheka smirks.

You say, "He's not so bad."

You grin at Hsark.

Hsark waves.

Sheka glances at you.

You wave.

Sheka nods to Hsark.

Lord Hsark just went west.



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