No Sanctuary
Volnes, day 28 of the month Lormesta in the year 5102

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

Alyxandrah says, "According to the net, they've just left Landing..."

Alyxandrah says, "And are headed there."

Fyrentennimar dances around the room to music only he can hear.

Robinblood rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Aranrhod grins at Mnar.

Fyrentennimar begins chuckling at Mnar.

Fyrentennimar says, "no"

Jacinto falls to the ground!
The ground beneath you violently shakes and rumbles causing you to fall down!
Arianiss falls to the ground!
Eugenides falls to the ground!
Lysaerantheleia falls to the ground!
Tierus falls to the ground!
Atoyoz falls to the ground!
Fyrentennimar falls to the ground!
Mnar falls to the ground!
Kadesha falls to the ground!
Seravadon falls to the ground!
Alyxandrah falls to the ground!
Aranrhod falls to the ground!

Aranrhod says, "Umm"

Seravadon grunts.

Fyrentennimar says, "serious"

Mnar stands up.

Jacinto says, "Maybe not."

Mnar moves into a defensive posture, ready to fend off an attack.
Mnar removes a pale dim black rolaren longsword from in his spectre skin sheath.

Atoyoz coughs.

Tierus says, "uh oh."

Eugenides stands up.

Mnar slings an engraved golvern buckler off from over his shoulder.

Arimantis says, "Bah"

Tierus stands up.

You ask, "Headed where, alyx?"

Fyrentennimar says, "its something really old old people are"

Kadesha says, "and comin back here it'd seem"

Seravadon stands up.

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

Aranrhod stands up.

Kadesha chuckles.

Jacinto stands up.
Fyrentennimar struggles to stand, but fails.
Arianiss stands up.
Kadesha stands up.

Junis just arrived.

Robinblood removes a stout rolaren-veined falchion from in his threaded war harness.

Robinblood stands up.
Arimantis stands up.

Alyxandrah says, "The Nations."

Arianiss sighs softly.

Fyrentennimar stands up.

Atoyoz stands up.

Junis flashes a wide grin.

Alyxandrah says, "Ta'Illistim, I believe."

You nod to Alyxandrah.

You sit up.

The arctic fox rolls around on the ground for a moment.

Arianiss hangs his head.

Mnar says, "It's possible that was a naturally occuring quake."

Jacinto nods.

Lysaerantheleia stands up.

Robinblood works his fingers under his ora crown and scratches his head.

Jacinto says, "Or a waggler occuring quake."

Tierus asks, "Likelihood?"

Alyxandrah stands up.

Tierus peers quizzically at Mnar.

You say, "I somehow don't think so."

You hear the voice of Cezzane say, "Well must be someone old"

Aranrhod asks, "Did someone here cast?"

Mnar says, "Some crack in the glacier."

Alyxandrah just went southwest.

Junis asks, "Tierus, what did Thurfel say, exactly, about the vessels?"

The emperor penguin stands back up.

Kadesha says, "yep"

The arctic fox pants.

Aranrhod put a mithril hilted vultite falchion in her hooded cloak.

The emperor penguin waddles off.

Journeyman Fyrentennimar just went southwest.

Tierus says, "Well, ah b'lieve Thurfel mentioned tha' they wir inanimate objects..."

Lysaerantheleia says, "No"

Kadesha says, "Cezzie! come outs an getta smooch"

You nod to Tierus.

Tierus says, "tha' tha Nine stored thair essences wi'in."

You say, "He did."

Tierus nods.

You hear someone chortling.

Lysaerantheleia asks, "Nobody cast when the quake happened?"

Cezzane fades into visibility.
Cezzane just gave Kadesha a smooch.
Kadesha just gave Cezzane a smooch.

Lysaerantheleia says, "unless someone was invisible"

Kadesha just hugged Cezzane.
Kadesha just hugged Cezzane.

Cezzane says, "Ello dear"

Arianiss strides away moving southwest.

Junis asks, "He say anything about what they looked like, or how one would recognize them?"

Mnar says, "Unless there's a fairly old sorcerer wandering around town that I somehow missed, no."

Cezzane smiles at Kadesha.

You say, "And that, if he could get them, he thought he had a way to destroy the magic of them."

Zacciwie just arrived.

The arctic fox sniffs into the air.

You say, "The only way he believed that could be destroyed without him having the staff."

Tierus nods to you.

Tierus says, "Destroy tha magic... p'raps 'e meant tae render 'em vulnerable."

Robinblood says, "Xeldria had better keep that staff safe"

Cezzane asks, "And what are these vessles exactly?"

The arctic fox rolls around on the ground for a moment.

Seravadon paces back and forth.

You nod to Tierus.

You say, "I think so."

You say, "But I was trying to ask more."

You say, "And it was noisy."

Kadesha says, "somehow methink if they find Xeldria, she ain gonna be safe"

You say, "and then they dragged him down."

Robinblood nods to Kadesha.

Cezzane asks, "Ya think?"

Lysaerantheleia asks, "Is Xeldria going to have to defend that staff all alone?"

Cezzane just nudged Kadesha.

Lady Atoyoz just went up.

Kadesha says, "jes a hunch"

You say, "I think they will take the staff from her."

Kadesha nods to Cezzane.

Cezzane chuckles.

Kadesha grins.

Junis smiles.

Aranrhod shifts her weight.

Cezzane says, "Well she deserves whatever she has commin"

The arctic fox raises its ears.

Cezzane shrugs.

Junis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Journeyman Fyrentennimar just arrived.

Fyrentennimar dances around the room to music only he can hear.

Kadesha says, "she do kinda but rest town dont"

Jacinto says, "If they find her."

Eugenides says, "I think a few people need to take a trip to the Nations."

Jacinto nods to you.

Junis says, "I wonner."

Cezzane nods to Kadesha.

Tierus says, "Ah think some'un shoul' slap tha girl an' tell 'er tae give back wha'snae 'ers."

Tierus nods.

Cezzane says, "Well it doesnt matter does it? I mean she was never planning to help us from what I heard"

Kadesha says, "I cant unnderstand why dem liches didn kill me"

You say, "she won't believe anyone, Eugenides."

Fyrentennimar smiles.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Zacciwie says, "she enjoys the fame"

Jacinto says, "She found it by right of salvage, Tierus."

Cezzane says, "Cause your cuuute"

Cezzane winks at Kadesha.

Seravadon yawns.

Arimantis begins chuckling at Cezzane.

Robinblood begins chuckling at Cezzane.

Kadesha says, "ohh they took me leg"

Fyrentennimar begins chuckling at Cezzane.

Seravadon says, "I suppose I should go to bed."

Lady Atoyoz just arrived.

Eugenides says, "It's not a matter of belief."

Junis paces back and forth.

Kadesha says, "made me shorter"

Lysaerantheleia asks, "Can we for one, afford them taking the staff, or for another let the Elven Nations deal with the kind of deadly force those liches represent?"

Cezzane says, "So they liked a little thigh"

Arimantis glances at Kadesha.

Cezzane nods to Kadesha.

Aranrhod says, "Tierus...you keep that jade...the choice is her's no matter what we might think"

The arctic fox rolls around on the ground for a moment.

Robinblood asks, "Kadesha, is making you shorter even possible?"

You say, "We couldn't stop them either."

Kadesha says, "but seein what they can do, I know can take moren me leg"

You say, "We have to hope they don't find her."

Seravadon shrugs.

Tierus says, "This jade isnae an integral part o' our survival."

Tierus nods to Aranrhod.

Seravadon says, "Good night folks."

Jacinto says, "No."

Robinblood says, "Night"

Cezzane says, "Night"

Cezzane smiles.

The arctic fox raises its ears.

Arimantis asks, "Bah.. with you one legged, that mean you gonna be jumpin on my back again?"

Junis paces back and forth.

Mnar says, "The jade would appear to be a rock."

Arimantis glances at Kadesha.

Aranrhod says, "Maybe not"

Kadesha says, "if the vessels are what me thinkin, least those known of"

You say, "Or at least, that they don't find her before we find the vessels."

Lord Seravadon just went southwest.

Kadesha asks, "will peolple even willingly surrender them?"

You say, "If Thurfel can destroy the magic of the vessels, they may be vulnerable."

Tierus just opened a silver book locket.

Aranrhod says, "They were not screaming for the jade...just the staff"

Tierus removes a piece of blood-red jade from in his book locket.

The arctic fox sniffs into the air.

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

Tierus shows Mnar his blood-red jade.

Eugenides says, "If Thurfel can be found."

Lysaerantheleia says, "From the reports that they went past the landing and are headed to the nations, it doesn't seem likely that they won't find her...."

Fyrentennimar says, "your gonna wear a hole in the floor"

You say, "And not be able to so easily take the staff."

Fyrentennimar nods to Junis.

Junis smiles.

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

Aranrhod says, "And Thurfel"

Junis clasps Heavenmoon's hand tenderly.

Junis's group just went southwest.

Mnar says, "Facinating."

Jacinto says, "She's not there"

Jacinto grins at Lysaerantheleia.

Atoyoz sits down.

Fyrentennimar dances around the room to music only he can hear.

Fyrentennimar bounces around happily.

Journeyman Fyrentennimar just went southwest.

Lysaerantheleia raises an eyebrow.

Arimantis says, "She isn't there ta be found"

The arctic fox raises its ears.

Jacinto says, "She was on Teras, I last heard"

Jacinto nods.

Lysaerantheleia says, "Oh.."

Mnar asks, "Has it occured to anyone to ask why we're being handed the keys to the destruction of these liches?"

Lysaerantheleia says, "On Teras she might actually be safe from them"

Cezzane says, "The staff isnt"

Jacinto says, "No, Mnar."

You say, "I don't think we've been handed anything..."

Jacinto says, "And Yfa might have wanted them weakened for a reason."

Darra just arrived.

Mnar asks, "No, it hasn't occurred to us, or no, they're not really keys?"

You say, "We surely don't have anything right now."

The arctic fox rolls around on the ground for a moment.

You say, "No way to destroy them."

Jacinto says, "Mnar's point might explain your earlier question, Iscikella"

Kadesha asks, "Mnar? what was anyone handed?"

Cezzane says, "Aye this town always seems to get the short end of the stick"

Ichiko's group just arrived.

Cezzane nods to you.

Fyrentennimar dances around the room to music only he can hear.

Cezzane mutters under his breath.

Atoyoz rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Ichiko bows.

Mnar says, "People keep talkinga bout these vessels that have been obtained so far."

Atoyoz ponders.

The arctic fox rolls around on the ground for a moment.

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

Ichiko becomes solid again.

Atoyoz nods to Mnar.

You say, "We don't know that those are anything."

Darra says, "yeah I got tired of hearing how Ice toad always got short changed so I came here to save it."

Mnar asks, "And how were they obtained, again?"

You say, "I don't think those are the vessels."

Arimantis says, "We donk now fer sure those are them"

Kadesha says, "if those are even them, nobody knew such before tonight"

Lysaerantheleia says, "Mnar may have a point.... But like Lady Iscikella is saying, we don't have any way to destroy them... But I think a 'yet' is appropriate"

You say, "I think we have to find the vessels."

The arctic fox digs into the ground looking for something.

Ichiko sits down.

Cezzane asks, "What was found?"

Cezzane peers quizzically at you.

You say, "Nothing."

You look at Cezzane and shake your head.

You say, "They are talking about old things."

Kadesha asks, "so why would they ask?"

Lady Strayla just arrived.

Cezzane says, "Hmm"

Mnar says, "If we're being given something, there's probably a good reason for it."

You say, "The serpent toy, the serpant talisman, those..."

Atoyoz whispers, "Is it possible that there were only eight because one of the vessels has already been destroyed?"

Strayla says, "They're moving, quickly..."

Cezzane nods to you.

You say, "I don't think those are the vessels."

Strayla frowns.

Cezzane says, "I dont either"

Zacciwie asks, "who?"

Zacciwie glances at Strayla.

Darra says, "Well if ya recal all they been saying is they will use the possessed. So maybe the possessed are the real vessels."

Cezzane says, "Hmm ill be right back"

Strayla says, "The nine, Gavrail, Elymir, Thuraveil."

You whisper quietly to Atoyoz, "MY Thought! Atoyoz ye're the first person to get it."

Cezzane nods.

Lord Cezzane just went southwest.

Arimantis says, "An.. if they was them.. I can tell ya at least one wasn't supposed ta be in our hands. Cause I gots enough death threats bout it"

Zacciwie says, "bleh"

Jacinto asks, "Are there nine of them, Iscikella?"

You look at Darra and shake your head.

Strayla says, "Xeldria is in danger I believe..."

Jacinto asks, "Nice gifts?"

Strayla says, "and when they get to her...all of us are."

Jacinto says, "Err, nine."

You say, "No, these are objects. This was made clear."

Darra says, "There were 9, but now there are 8."

You look at Jacinto and shake your head.

You say, "there is nine of nothing."

Zacciwie asks, "why can't they just go visit Lorminstra and stop bothering everybody?"

Zacciwie gazes heavenward.

Jacinto says, "Probably not them then."

Jacinto slowly empties his lungs.

The arctic fox digs into the ground looking for something.

Atoyoz whispers, "So what of the nine possessed? Is there one not really possessed?"

You say, "People are confused there."

Atoyoz ponders.

Atoyoz leans forward and rests her chin in her hand, a thoughtful expression on her face.

You say, "And it is not strictly the possessed who have these things either."

You say, "But no, there is not nine."

Darra blinks.

Kadesha peers quizzically at you.

You say, "There is nowhere near nine of these already "gotten" objects."

Strayla says, "Three of them are on their way to Ta'Illistim."

Eugenides says, "The vessals would be put in the safest place possible. Tierus' jade for example, with the skull imbedded in it. The skull rather reminds me of Yfa's skull. Would seem fitting that her vessel would be bound to him, as he would ne'er give it up."

Lysaerantheleia says, "Lei has had a theory... about the possessed and the liches...."

The arctic fox digs into the ground looking for something.

You say, "And I don't think those objects are vessels."

Darra says, "Wont do em any good. Xeldria when she back in the lands in not in the elf lands."

Strayla stares off into space.

Atoyoz says, "I don't think Yfa will have a vessel."

You say, "Yfa is not one of the nine."

Lysaerantheleia says, "The missing link between the two is a gem for each lich/possessed"

Atoyoz says, "She is not a lich."

The arctic fox pants.

Eugenides says, "Something is binding her to the Lands, however."

You say, "We don't have any gems."

The arctic fox sniffs into the air.

You look at Lysaerantheleia and shake your head.

Atoyoz nods to Eugenides.

Arimantis says, "Yfa gots her own body already.. she don needs a vessel"

Atoyoz says, "True."

The arctic fox digs into the ground looking for something.

You say, "And the vessel that we know was one was a divining sphere."

Lysaerantheleia says, "It's his theory... I don't know enough to evaluate it"

Robinblood shifts his weight.

You say, "I don't know where the pearl rumor started..."

You say, "...or how..."

Mnar asks, "So, how has Thurfel been?"

Darra says, "I had one when I kilt one earlier. Could not sell it. Perfect spherical blue glowing gem it was. SO I smashed it with my axe and it bluw up."

You say, "...but the possessed weren't given pearls when possessed."

Tierus groans at Darra.

Kadesha slides an intricate gold and brass ring on her finger.
Suddenly Kadesha vanishes!

Lysaerantheleia says, "But from what Lei's been telling me, while the possessed are.. possessed, the liches are vulnerable to a destruction of the said 'gem' "

Tierus says, "Ah'm glad ah'mnae tha only utterly crazy person 'ere."

You say, "There is no gem."

Lysaerantheleia says, "ack... or was it the other way around"

You cock your head at Lysaerantheleia.

You say, "That's what I am saying."

Darra just tickled Tierus.

Lysaerantheleia says, "There seem to be items crafted of gems..."

Jacinto says, "The pearls."

Jacinto asks, "How many?"

You look at Lysaerantheleia and shake your head.

Lysaerantheleia asks, "relative to the liches?"

You look at Lysaerantheleia and shake your head.

You say, "We have no pearls."

You say, "I don't know where that rumor started."

You say, "Honestly."

You say, "I don't."

High Lady Kadesha just arrived.

Darra points at you.

Darra grins.

You look at Darra and shake your head.

Atoyoz whispers, "Do you know exactly what or who Darra killed?"

You whisper quietly to Atoyoz, "Nothing. She is joking."

Arimantis says, "I thinks.. I am gonna wander a bit"

Arimantis grins at Kadesha.

Jacinto rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Eugenides asks, "Ye have the sphere on ye?"

Eugenides glances at you.

You say, "It shattered."

Jacinto says, "Was what Tanager told me."

Atoyoz sighs.

You say, "Long ago."

Jacinto shakes his head.

Eugenides asks, "How long?"

Jacinto says, "Damn puzzling."

The arctic fox rolls around on the ground for a moment.

You say, "When the essence first escaped."

You say, "Is how I was possessed."

Atoyoz says, "That's how she was possessed."

Atoyoz nods.

Eugenides rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "From the mist in the sphere."

You say, "When it shattered."

Mnar asks, "So why are we looking for Vessels, then, if we're not even sure what they are?"

Darra asks, "How do ya capture an essence?"

High Lady Kadesha just went southwest.

Robinblood falls to the ground!
Jacinto falls to the ground!
The ground beneath you violently shakes and rumbles!
Strayla falls to the ground!
Eugenides falls to the ground!
Lysaerantheleia falls to the ground!
Darra falls to the ground!
Arimantis falls to the ground!
Tierus falls to the ground!
Mnar falls to the ground!
Aranrhod falls to the ground!
Zacciwie falls to the ground!

Jacinto grins at Mnar.

Zacciwie says, "bah"

Atoyoz grunts.

You exclaim, "Gad!"

Arimantis grumbles.

Zacciwie says, "just great"

Mnar sits up.
Eugenides stands up.
Arimantis sits up.

You say, "They must be angry."

Fyrentennimar exclaims, "thats fun!"

Darra stands up.
Aranrhod sits up.
Aranrhod stands up.

Strayla mutters under her breath.

High Lady Kadesha just arrived.

Strayla stands up.
Robinblood stands up.

Mnar says, "I think I'll just sit."

Zacciwie stands up.

Fyrentennimar chuckles.

Zacciwie just went southwest.

Darra says, "Guess I asked the right question"

You say, "We don't know exactly what they are, Mnar."

Jacinto stands up.

Eugenides asks, "Meaning that there are new replacement vessels for all of them?"

Aranrhod sits down.

Fyrentennimar smiles.

Aranrhod says, "Good idea"

Darra asks, "How do ya capture an essence?"

Atoyoz slowly empties her lungs.

Atoyoz stands up.

Eugenides paces back and forth.

Kadesha says, "that hit me couple rooms down too"

Lady Atoyoz just went southwest.

Mnar asks, "How did we learn about them, then?"

You say, "But like the divining sphere, may have a loresong which tells us."

Arimantis says, "That one was felt other places"

Aranrhod says, "Hmm"

Mnar asks, "No, let me guess, Thurfel told us?"

Aranrhod nods to Mnar.

Junis's group just arrived.

You say, "The loresong of the divining sphere spoke of a presence."

A swirling grey-blue mist slowly fills the area. It begins to spin faster and faster, congealing into a large upright disk. The mist slows its spinning and within the swirling vapors you can make out an opening.
The swirling mist pulses momentarily.
The swirling mist begins to speed up as it spirals back into the opening and fades away.

(Mnar rubs his temples.)

Fyrentennimar blinks at Junis.

You say, "thurfel told us of the vessels, yes."

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Fyrentennimar just hugged Heavenmoon.

Eugenides asks, "Tierus' jade been loresung too?"

You say, "tonight."

Zacciwie just arrived.

Junis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Heavenmoon just hugged Fyrentennimar.

Arimantis stands up.

You nod to Eugenides.

Fyrentennimar smiles at Heavenmoon.

Eugenides asks, "Yet toy been sung to?"

Tierus says, "Aye."

Tendrils of black energy snakes its way along the ground.

Tierus nods.

You say, "It is nothing."

Eugenides says, "Yer, rather."

Eugenides coughs.

You say, "the toy too."

Tierus says, "Uh oh."

You say, "Nothing."

Ichiko blinks.

Aranrhod stands up.

Jacinto says, "Oh gads."

Strayla glares.

Lysaerantheleia asks, "What of these jades, emeralds, pearls...?"

Arimantis gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

(Tierus stomps on one of the tendrils.)

Zacciwie wails!

You notice Zacciwie botch an attempt to conceal himself.

Ichiko stands up.

Aranrhod exclaims, "What is that?!"

Mnar asks, "Is it possible that Thurfel is merely trying to play both ends against the middle, here?"

Aranrhod removes a mithril hilted vultite falchion from in her hooded cloak.
Aranrhod removes a silver filigree shield from in her hooded cloak.

Tierus exclaims, "Stomp 'em out!"

Lysaerantheleia says, "Ok, granted the pearls may not exist..."

Zacciwie says, "snakey like tendrils"

You say, "There aren't any emeralds, pearls."

Zacciwie wails!

(Arimantis steps away from the tendrils)

You flail your arms about.

Tierus stands up.

You say, "There is one jade that tierus has."

Lysaerantheleia says, "But yes..."

Fyrentennimar asks, "what tendrils?"

Darra says, "Never trust an old midget."

You say, "That rolled out of the mist."

Lysaerantheleia says, "the halfling in the sarcophagus"

Aranrhod searches around for a moment.

You say, "It is just a jade."

Lysaerantheleia says, "Had an emerald pin"

Tierus whispers, "Snaking tendrils of black energy, Isci."

Mnar says, "I swear I'm going to brick-up Ardo's tomb."

(Tierus hops up and down atop the tendrils of energy, grumbling about the Nine as he does.)

Jacinto grins at Mnar.

Junis says, "Hmm"

Kadesha checks her footing.

You blink.

Jacinto grins at Tierus.

Junis asks, "No bards tonight eh?"

The arctic fox sniffs into the air.

Aranrhod blinks.

You ask, "they would seem to be listening?"

A faint laughter can be discerned from the floor as the tendrils continue their serpentine path.

Arimantis says, "Careful there Tierus.. stompin energy mights not be a good idea"

You blink.

Mnar says, "Er."

Mnar stands up.

Zacciwie snorts.

Kadesha checks her footing.

Junis smiles.

Heavenmoon nods to Fyrentennimar.

Kadesha paces back and forth.

Jacinto says, "Iscikella...might want to move."

You say, "Apparently."

(Eugenides watches as the tendrils gather about the floor with interest, gliding this way and that to avoid them.)

Kadesha stamps her feet.

You shudder.

Kadesha stamps her feet.
Kadesha stamps her feet.

Aranrhod says, "Umm"

You stand back up.

Darra exclaims, "Figures. Undead midgets are back!"

Ichiko shivers.

The arctic fox raises its ears.

Darra just went up.

Junis says, "Come Lords, I have a s'prise for you."

Tierus asks, "Laughter... Yfa?"

Eugenides hauls off and slaps Tierus up'side his head!

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Darra!
... 15 points of damage!
Flames engulf head searing hair and scalp. Sickening!
She is stunned!

(Arimantis tries to follow the path of the tendrils, trying to figure where they are headed)

Zacciwie says, "eep"

Lysaerantheleia gestures at Darra.
The glazed look leaves Darra.

You hear someone snicker.

Darra says, "Dam"

Darra just went southwest.

Tierus says, "Obviously nae."

Robinblood rubs his chin thoughtfully.

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

Arimantis gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Lysaerantheleia squints.

Aranrhod searches around for a moment.

Eugenides slowly empties his lungs.

You say, "I doubt that will help."

You hear the voice of Cezzane say, "Guess they didnt like the midget comment"

Zacciwie says, "annoying undead again. gads, don't they ever stop"

You cock your head at Lysaerantheleia.

Zacciwie gazes heavenward.

Tierus says, "Oh, look. Some'un broke tha perfect symbol."

Tierus nods to you.

Mnar says, "Well, you've guaranteed we have no way of fighting back now."

The arctic fox sniffs into the air.

Arimantis chuckles.

Mnar nods to Lysaerantheleia.

(Eugenides slowly moves to the very center of the room, turning in purposeful circles.)

Jacinto nods to Mnar.

Mnar sits down.

Jacinto mutters under his breath.

Lysaerantheleia says, "It will at least take them an action to dispel it"

Kadesha says, "havent anyways"

Arimantis just touched a black altar.

Heavenmoon asks, "ana here know of a bard?"

Junis says, "Hmmm"

Kadesha smiles at Mnar.

Lysaerantheleia asks, "I'd rather it be there than not?"

Aranrhod just touched a grey altar.

Lysaerantheleia stands up.

Heavenmoon just hugged Fyrentennimar.

Fyrentennimar smiles.

Ichiko exclaims, "I dislike having to draw a weapon in the temple..begone, whoever or whatever ye be!"

Heavenmoon nods to Fyrentennimar.

Junis asks, "Maybe I should sends fer me brother? Or you wan to head to the landing?"

Junis peers quizzically at Heavenmoon.

Mnar says, "Yes, but there's something frustrating about being incinerated in a minor sanctuary."

You gaze thoughtfully at the grey altar.

Arimantis asks, "Where them tendrils headed?"

The arctic fox raises its ears.

A howling laughter rises up to touch your ears, its tone familiar in an eerie way.

Eugenides squints.

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow.

Zacciwie smirks.

Arimantis gazes heavenward.

Fyrentennimar smiles.

Kadesha snarls menacingly!

Strayla rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Robinblood says, "I'm glad somebody thinks this is funny"

You cover your ears.

Kadesha lifts her Lorminstra symbol reverently to her lips, and its image of a golden key on a field of black pulses for a moment with a pale glow.

Zacciwie says, "don't laugh too hard, you might laugh to death"

Lysaerantheleia asks, "Incinerated in a minor sanctuary?"

Heavenmoon asks, "what was dat?"

Zacciwie rolls his eyes.

Lysaerantheleia asks, "How so?"

Arimantis asks, "Howling?"

Eugenides says, "Familiar.."

Jacinto just touched a sickle-shaped grey pearl pendant.

Ichiko rubs a silver Niima symbol.

Robinblood leans on his falchion.

Junis says, "Dun worry Heavenmoon, is jus some friends"

Mnar says, "We may find out shortly."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Junis smiles at Heavenmoon.

Mnar nods to Lysaerantheleia.

Eugenides narrows his eyes.

(Strayla runs her fingers lightly across her symbol.)

Aranrhod shifts her weight.

Strayla just touched a silver Gosaena symbol.

You belt out, "Gavriel, ye are amused by something?"

Robinblood gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Heavenmoon says, "lets jus fin a bard"

(Eugenides tilts his head to the side as if lsitening to something unheard.)

You tilt your head up.

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

Junis nods to Heavenmoon.

Arimantis says, "That laugh.. sounds sorta.. um.. familiar"

Heavenmoon says, "i go ta landing if need be"

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Strayla says, "Gavrial was headed to Ta'Illistim, I told them to look for Xeldria there."

Strayla coughs.

Junis says, "I's send a messenger fer my brother, he'll be waitin fer ya at the wayside inn"

You say, "Well, something is listening here."

Zacciwie asks, "you told them?"

Zacciwie squints at Strayla.

You say, "Here."

A voice follows along the serpentine path of the black energy, "It is not Gavrail, but indeed it is someone. We know who has the staff... and we will have it."

Strayla says, "Yes."

Tierus says, "Ah'm goin' tae call 'er Gravy-el."

Heavenmoon says, "alright hun"

Strayla nods to Zacciwie.

Heavenmoon just hugged Junis.

Aranrhod blinks.

Junis just hugged Heavenmoon.

Zacciwie flails his arms about.

Ichiko squints.

Arimantis asks, "Someone?"

Darra just arrived.

Jacinto grins at Strayla.

Mnar says, "You know, you could probably just buy the staff from Xeldria."

Junis says, "Keep it safe"

Junis smiles at Heavenmoon.

High Lady Heavenmoon just went southwest.

Strayla nods to Jacinto.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

You belt out, "Are ye the unnamed ninth?"

You tilt your head up.

Kadesha asks, "hey voice I wonder, how ya like Luukos reward so far?"

Mnar says, "It's not like she has any great religious attachment to it."

Aranrhod asks, "We?"

Kadesha smirks.

Darra frowns.

(Tierus leans down toward the black energy and whispers, "If ye mus' know, tha woman whae 'as tha Staff is stubborn an' ugly enough tae thwart e'en ye Nine.")

Robinblood leans on Darra.

Darra says, "Yeah and she not in the elf lands anymore."

Arimantis says, "The staff will not be yours.. it will not be found that easily nor taken"

Lysaerantheleia says, "That's some stubborn ugliness..."

(Junis puts his fingers in his mouth and whistles, a few momments later a bird flies into the hall, after whispering something in its ear he releases it and it flaps quickly out the way it came.)

Darra says, "even when she wakes up she not in the elf lands."

The voice rises into your inner ear as a fiery feeling waves its way through your body, "You know who I am, Iscikella. I have taken your essence, and I will do it again when I please." It feels like you're insides are about to combust, but the feeling quickly passes.

Arimantis glances at you.

Aranrhod blinks at you.

Robinblood glances at you.

You hear the voice of Cezzane say, "Oh i think they will get easily enough"

Kadesha peers quizzically at you.

Arimantis asks, "Isci?"

Ichiko raises an eyebrow.

Aranrhod asks, "Iscikella?"

Eugenides clears his throat.

You shudder.

Arimantis stands in front of you.

You say, "Elymir."

Arimantis asks, "You alright?"

Junis says, "Pardon, I must see to an important matter..."

Strayla nods to you.

You say, "He is here."

Kadesha frowns.

Zacciwie smirks.

Aranrhod frowns.

Strayla asks, "Elymir, again...did I not send you across the dragonspine?"

Junis says, "Lords, wait for me, I may have something useful for you."

Strayla mutters under her breath.

(Junis places his fist over his heart and bows deeply)

Aranrhod glances at Junis.

Darra says, "Dont tell em xeldria went to Teras."

Junis just went southwest.

Robinblood glances at Darra.

Darra coughs.

Zacciwie says, "no"

Aranrhod flails her arms about.

Kadesha says, "Elymir is here? well Elymir why ya seek venegance on the town, seems it be Luukos made yas alll into tormented liches"

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Zacciwie says, "she is in the rift"

The black energy makes a spiral across the floor and the howling laughter bubbles up again. "You do remember me... maybe I should be touched."

Zacciwie winks.

(Iscikella holds her sides.)

Arimantis ponders.

Ichiko says, "This is no place for ye, evil one"

Darra blinks.

Arimantis asks, "Touched?"

Aranrhod asks, "Touched?"

You shudder.

Darra asks, "touched? Why?"

Strayla says, "Maybe you should be dead..."

Strayla scoffs.

Robinblood says, "I know plenty who would love to touch you, personally"

Strayla softly kisses her Gosaena symbol, murmuring to herself.

Alyxandrah just arrived.

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Robinblood!
... 25 points of damage!
Flames incinerate right leg to the bone. Not a pleasant sight.
He is knocked to the ground!
He is stunned!
Darra blinks.

Tierus says, "Hrm... y'know, Iscikella... ah wonder whae wis tha one ah got intae me insult contest wif."

Fyrentennimar smiles.

Lysaerantheleia gestures at Robinblood.
The glazed look leaves Robinblood.

Eugenides moves to stand behind you.

Tierus nods to you.

Arimantis says, "I gots a mace what would like to touch you"

Robinblood chuckles.

Alyxandrah scratches her head.

Kadesha gibbers incoherently.

Robinblood says, "Give it to me again"

You try to pull Alyxandrah towards you.

Lord Brediph just arrived.

Mnar says, "That's a good way to reinforce common courtesies."

Robinblood stands up.

Mnar nods.

You say, "Elymir is here..."

Alyxandrah asks, "What's going on?"

Alyxandrah asks, "Again?"

Fyrentennimar searches around for a moment.

Alyxandrah asks, "Doesn't he ever sleep?"

You say, "The tendrils..."

Tierus gestures.
Tierus appears to be keenly aware of his surroundings.

Eugenides says, "Keep your mind."

Arimantis asks, "Hmm.. why would anyone want to touch you?"

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Alyxandrah asks, "What tendrils?"

Robinblood smiles slowly

Fyrentennimar says, "i love liches"

Kadesha says, "wish Elymir would tell me how he likes bein a pawn of Luukos"

(Eugenides places a hand on Iscikella's shoulder.)

Arimantis asks, "And.. why does yer voice seem so familiar?"

Alyxandrah rubs you gently.

Strayla says, "On the ground, watch where you step."

Strayla nods to Alyxandrah.

Alyxandrah says, "Ah.."

Tierus says, "Well, ah mus' admit... rottin' piles o' halflin' flesh arenae 'xactly attractive tae mos' women."

Valdirn just arrived.

Robinblood whispers, "Mind taking my right leg?"

Alyxandrah hangs her head.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

The arctic fox digs into the ground looking for something.

You take a quick appraisal of Robinblood and find that he has a fractured and bleeding right leg.
He is bleeding from the right leg.

Fyrentennimar falls over.

Fyrentennimar rolls around on the ground.

Alyxandrah whispers, "I'm so sorry..."

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

Fyrentennimar rolls around on the ground.
Fyrentennimar rolls around on the ground.

Ichiko nods to Tierus.

Darra blinks.

Fyrentennimar rolls around on the ground.

Robinblood says, "Thank you"

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

Zacciwie says, "they stink"

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

Fyrentennimar struggles to stand, but fails.

Zacciwie covers his nose tightly.

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

Alyxandrah tries to pull Fyrentennimar to his feet, but he is too heavy.

Arimantis asks, "Voice.. should I knows ya from somewheres?"

Alyxandrah tries to pull Fyrentennimar to his feet, but he is too heavy.
Alyxandrah tries to pull Fyrentennimar to his feet, but he is too heavy.
Alyxandrah tries to pull Fyrentennimar to his feet, but he is too heavy.
Alyxandrah tries to pull Fyrentennimar to his feet, but he is too heavy.

Fyrentennimar stands up.

Alyxandrah just tried to pull Fyrentennimar towards her!

Jacinto says, "Elymir. I think you're being used."

Fyrentennimar just hugged Alyxandrah.

Darra exclaims, "Hey I call em midgets and get flamed you called em worse. Not fair!"

Lysaerantheleia asks, "Did anyone else notice the plaque?"

Robinblood asks, "You certainly love to play with fire, dont you?"

Fyrentennimar says, "dont belive her"

Mnar says, "Elymir, if that is truly your name... What could the council possibly want with Icemule? It's a small village trapped in a glacier."

Fyrentennimar says, "your not being used"

Darra just went southwest.

Tierus says, "Sorry, Elymir, ye nose-bitten child o' a flea-covered rolton's twae-'eaded black-wooled sister. Ah dinnae mean insult."

A low, bubbling cackle blows through the air like a heated wind, "We're on the path of the Staff... and it will be ours."

Aranrhod scoffs.

Alyxandrah says, "It will not be yours...she will never turn it over to you."

You exclaim, "So ye say, lich!"

Jacinto asks, "While Amasalen does what? Plots to lessen your power?"

Jacinto shakes his head.

You hear someone chortling.

Tierus says, "Ob'vously nae tha one ah got intae an insult contest wif."

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

Tierus looks over at you and shakes his head.

Kadesha says, "why do Ronan an Lumnis tolerate such defilement"

You hear the voice of Cezzane ask, "You mean she actually has a choice?"

Strayla asks, "Elymir, why waste your time taunting us, have you nothing better to do, like perhaps, find the staff?"

Kadesha sighs.

Arimantis says, "It will never be yers.. you assume too much"

Jacinto says, "You're just powerful undead puppets."

Robinblood gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

You hear the voice of Cezzane say, "They would have taken it from her ages ago if it wasnt for Thurfel"

Jacinto says, "On strings like we are."

Robinblood asks, "Why don't you show yourself?"

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.

You shudder.

A voice rises up from the energy that winds its way over the floor, "Do not take me for a fool, our powers have grown since we've been released. And grow with each essence we take."

Tierus says, "Cowardice."

Darra just arrived.

Tierus nods to Robinblood.

Ichiko says, "Perhaps Elymir is too petty to draw their attention"

Strayla says, "Something tells me these things aren't actually mages, but rangers."

You say, "I feel that..."

You stare at nothing in particular.

You shudder.

Jacinto says, "Power means nothing without insight, long dead halfling."

Ichiko smiles at Kadesha.

Jacinto says, "You're being played."

Darra asks, "Why rangers?"

Robinblood says, "Your powers will eventually die and simmer out, with you"

Eugenides rubs you gently.

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

Leiarres stands up.

Jacinto says, "And us...set up."

Zacciwie says, "Voln will teach you a lesson"

Zacciwie nods.

Lady Lysaerantheleia just went southwest.

Strayla says, "They seem to be lost, and dumb."

Strayla nods to Darra.

Kadesha smiles at Zacciwie.

Darra coughs.

Jacinto says, "No...pride and greed will."

Jacinto shakes his head.

Tierus asks, "Oh, ye silly halflings. If ye wir so po'erful, 'ow did tha spirit o' a single halfling manage tae keep ye entombed fer so long?"

Cezzane fades into visibility.

Zacciwie says, "to the Ebon Gate you'll go"

Zacciwie snickers.

Kadesha says, "eventually, they may even be released too"

Tierus says, "Ye basically got smacked an' are now verrah whiny 'bout it."

Darra asks, "How come you can get away with that and they flame me?"

Eugenides rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Kadesha nods to Zacciwie.

Eugenides leans forward.

Darra blinks.

Strayla says, "Because I'm scary."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Fyrentennimar says, "liches are the best"

Strayla smiles at Darra.

Kadesha says, "bet thatd be alotta favor"

Tierus nods to Strayla.

Darra giggles.

Eugenides asks, "Isci, ye can feel them grow in strength?"

Kadesha chuckles.

Robinblood says, "Darra, aparently they take exception to being called midgets and felt up"

Darra coughs.

The black energy coils into a tight spiral as the voice says, "We will have the Staff, then we will reclaim what is ours, and then we shall have the traitor's head and soul. It is destiny!"

Darra says, "Shhh"

Arimantis asks, "Isci.. are ya sure that voice is Elymir?"

Tierus says, "An' it knows tha' me incendiary wit an' flamin' invective woul' burn 'em mer than fire itself."

Strayla says, "You'll have nothing, but death."

You ask, "Destiny?"

Arimantis says, "voice even"

Mnar asks, "Your destiny is to take over Icemule?"

Tierus nods to Darra.

Robinblood says, "You will have nothing"

Alyxandrah says, "You will never have Thurfel."

The black energy seeps into the ground, and is gone.

Jacinto says, "You'll find the staff for Amasalen....Amasalen will take the staff and leave us the keys to send you back."

Zacciwie says, "false destiny"

Mnar says, "If I were less charitable, I'd say you and Icemule deserve each other."

Kadesha asks, "reclaim what is yers?"

Strayla says, "It was Elymir."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

You say, "He said was he had drained me, Arimantis, aye."

Aranrhod blinks.

Robinblood breaks out in a sweat.

Darra says, "Ya cant get the staff sir. I'm affraid it was destroyed earlier today"

Jacinto grins at Mnar.

Leiarres says, "He's gone"

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Robinblood says, "It's gone"

Aranrhod nods.

Arimantis says, "He is around.. but Im not sure that was him."

Ichiko exclaims, "Good riddance!"

Strayla says, "It was Elymir."

Ravonprayer just arrived.

Ravonprayer nods to Darra.

Strayla says, "It's why he was touched when she remembered him."

Leiarres says, "What I don't understand is why is everyone so keen on reacting to their taunts"

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

Darra nods to Ravonprayer.

Darra grins.

Arimantis asks, "Why would he suggest we would want to touch him.. and why would he seem so familliar?"

You whisper quietly to Kadesha, "I didn't feel it leave."

Eugenides nods to Arimantis.

Ravonprayer just went up.

An arctic fox pads into the room.

Jacinto grins at Leiarres.

The arctic fox begins to watch the goings on carefully.

Cezzane gestures.
Cezzane suddenly disappears.

Kadesha whispers, "what do you feel anyways"

There is a twinkle in an arctic fox's eyes.

Robinblood idly scratches himself on the neck.

Darra says, "Midgets. Go figure. They strange ones them."

Ichiko pets the arctic fox.

Mnar says, "I can only speak for myself, but if I ever become a powerful lich, I'll do more than take over Icemule."

Robinblood nods to Darra.

Robinblood says, "I second that"

Strayla says, "It's about more then taking over Icemule."

You say, "I think that is their plan, Mnar."

Tierus nods to you.

You say, "They said... in Town Centre..."

Tierus says, "'Mule be only tha ferst step."

Jacinto says, "They believe that Icemule is a powerful magic nexus"

You turn to face Tierus.

Jacinto nods to Mnar.

Darra says, "NO you people still dont get it."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

You ask, "Ye remember, Tierus?"

Fyrentennimar says, "they shall rule the world and we shall all bask in there glory"

Fyrentennimar falls over.

Tierus says, "Nae 'xactly..."

You say, "They said: This town will not hold us."

You nod.

Jacinto turns to face Fyrentennimar.

Tierus says, "me wits've been hazy all night."

Strayla says, "another crazy one..."

Strayla mutters under her breath.

Tierus glances over at you and winces.

Darra says, "All evil liches seek world domination. They want to subject all life to undeath."

Tierus says, "Bu' tha' wis tha jist o' it."

Jacinto says, "Fellow....be quiet."

Jacinto nods to Leiarres.

Mnar says, "Hm."

Leiarres coughs.

Eugenides taps you lightly on the shoulder.

Jacinto blushes a glowing shade of red.

Fyrentennimar says, "undeath wouldnt be so bad"

Leiarres cackles!

Fyrentennimar says, "id never die"

The arctic fox sits down.

Fyrentennimar rolls around on the ground.

Darra blinks.

Eugenides asks, "Ye said you can feel them grow in power?"

Arimantis glances at Fyrentennimar.

The arctic fox pants.

Fyrentennimar says, "you just got to look on the brightside"

Darra says, "Ya got to die to become undead."

Mnar shakes his head.

You nod to Eugenides.

Mnar says, "You would die unendingly."

The arctic fox pants.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Fyrentennimar says, "um not exactly"

Eugenides asks, "Do you think it's possible to use that link in a different way?"

Eugenides furrows his brow, his face tensed in some inner conflict.

Eugenides peers quizzically at you.

Fyrentennimar says, "undead means not dead but not living"

Leiarres says, "Don't even humor the notion, Fyre..."

Lady Strayla just went southwest.

Tierus says, "Y'know... ah'm thinkin'. Bein' a lich mus' hurt."

Aranrhod sits down.

A throaty female voice resounds through the hall, "Icemule is only the beginning, believe ye that!"

Jacinto nods to Tierus.

You say, "I don't control it, Eugenides."

Alyxandrah gasps.

Aranrhod blinks.

Fyrentennimar chuckles.

Ichiko blinks.

Darra says, "Told ya"

Alyxandrah exclaims, "Not you again!"

The arctic fox rolls around on the ground for a moment.

You say, "That is Gavrail."

Kadesha frowns.

Jacinto says, "Kind of like being two souls at once."

Darra says, "Next time listen to me"

Jacinto nods to Tierus.

Zacciwie says, "bleh"

Mnar says, "See? When you ask straight questions, you get straight answers."

Robinblood rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Arimantis says, "No doubt that is what ya want.. but.. Icemule will be your end"

Tierus asks, "Gavrail?"

Fyrentennimar says, "ooooh thats a sexy voice"

Zacciwie asks, "more smelly undead?"

The arctic fox growls, "Obviously you have not taken a look at those who enmerged from th tomb. they are quite gruesome"

Tierus nods to you.

Robinblood yells, "You seem to like our little get together, why don't you stay?"

You belt out, "Gavrail, ye will not take even IceMule!"

Fyrentennimar chuckles.

Tierus says, "'Twas def'nitely nae Yfa."

Tierus says, "She smells be'er."

Tierus smiles slightly.

Zacciwie snorts at Tierus.

You say, "That is who is in Elendr, Tierus."

Zacciwie covers his nose tightly.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

You say, "Not Yfa."

Leiarres says, "Undeath is an existence of such agony that in the end shatters one's sanity ... turns them into one such as those."

You say, "She kissed him. Gavrail."

Tierus says, "So ah discovered."

Tierus nods to you.

Tierus says, "Y'see, las' night..."

Alyxandrah asks, "Gavrail kissed Elendr?"

Tierus says, "Gavrail rejected me. Yfa touched me."

Tierus nods.

Tierus says, "Yfa made't all clear tae me earlier."

The arctic fox growls, "Yfa kissed him"

Tierus nods to you.

Alyxandrah says, "Yfa touches everyone."

Tierus says, "Nae, Yfa kissed me."

Alyxandrah smiles at Tierus.

Tierus touches one finger to his lips.

Arimantis begins chuckling at Alyxandrah.

Robinblood begins chuckling at Alyxandrah.

Robinblood says, "Not me"

Lady Atoyoz's group just arrived.

Arimantis says, "Good point"

Robinblood begins pouting.

The arctic fox rolls around on the ground for a moment.

Tierus says, "Gavrail kissed Elendr."

You try to pull Atoyoz towards you.

Darra says, "Next time listen to me. They want world domination. So. Here is the plan. WHy search for vessels. We just burn the town to the ground and level everything in it, then they can take an ice field."

Alyxandrah says, "Consider yourself lucky."

Atoyoz hugs you.

You exclaim, "Was here again!"

Robinblood grins at Alyxandrah.

Robinblood says, "Oh, I do"

Mnar rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Fyrentennimar exclaims, "good idea!"

Alyxandrah grins at Robinblood.

Fyrentennimar beams happily at Darra!

The arctic fox growls, "i told you that Princess. Are you losing your flaming mind?"

Robinblood winks at Alyxandrah.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Alyxandrah says, "I think I am."

Alyxandrah nods.

Zacciwie gestures at an arctic fox.

Zacciwie says, "oh bah"

Robinblood says, "Bah, it's Sheka"

Atoyoz glances at you.

Darra searches around for a moment.

Jacinto says, "My. She's a fox."

Jacinto pets the arctic fox.

Atoyoz asks, "Who was here again?"

Robinblood begins chuckling at Jacinto.

Jacinto grins evilly.

Alyxandrah says, "I think she enjoys being flaming."

Arimantis glances at Jacinto.

Arimantis stares off into space.

Leiarres searches around for a moment.

You hear the voice of Gavrail ask, "Is that so, m'Lady?"

Darra says, "Sheka is a fox now? Hmmm interesting."

Robinblood grins at Darra.

Alyxandrah blinks.

Darra just went southwest.

Leiarres gestures.
Cezzane is discovered by Leiarres!

The lich gestures, chants a few words than points at you. You feel a wrenching sensation, then find yourself in a dark cold void.

[Temporal Rift]
You are trapped in a time rift! You catch brief glimpses of events both past and future. Beyond these strange and confusing visions extends a vast, ever-changing field of stars, pinpoints of light against unfathomable utter blackness. It is very cold here.
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest, up, down.

Funny how life seems to repeat itself...

You wonder, now that you have it all to do over again...

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

You feel strange here...

You suddenly notice that the images of your past are catching up with you. With a blinding flash you find yourself whisked forward in time and space until...

[Frozen Garden, Clearing]
The ground rises slightly and the snow is deeper here as the forest canopy abruptly opens up to the dark skies. Snowflakes can be seen slowly drifting aimlessly upon the soft breeze and then disappearing as they join their brethren blanketing the landscape.
Obvious paths: north, south.

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

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

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

[Hall of the Mind]
An aura of tranquility sits over the room. Stars twinkle on the south wall, comforting as they sparkle in the blackness, while the north wall glows a pearlescent grey the color of the moon behind mist. A black altar sits before the starry sky, and a grey altar seems to fade out of the misty wall. You also see an arctic fox who is sitting and an arctic fox who is sitting.
Also in the room: Darra, Lord Roelon, Great Lord Kyrolyn, High Lord Leiarres, Valdirn, Lord Brediph, Alyxandrah, Aranrhod, Lord Cezzane, Zacciwie, High Lady Kadesha, Journeyman Fyrentennimar, Ichiko, Jacinto, Robinblood, Eugenides, Mnar who is seated, Lord Tierus, Arimantis
Obvious exits: southwest, up.

Leiarres nods to you.

Robinblood says, "We have an unwanted guest around"

Mnar says, "Probably nothing."

Roelon squints.

Jacinto whispers, "Gavrail's here"

You say, "I noticed."

Cezzane asks, "have a good trip?"

You say, "I was... sent..."

Cezzane just nudged you.

Eugenides searches around for a moment.

Robinblood whispers, "You okay?"

Darra asks, "SEnt where?"

Eugenides searches around for a moment.

Atoyoz whispers, "Where did she send you?"

You hear the voice of Vonka ask, "I ain' unwante! Am I?"

Aranrhod peers quizzically at you.

Eugenides searches around for a moment.

Roelon squints at you.

The lich gestures, chants a few words than points at you. You feel a wrenching sensation, then find yourself in a dark cold void.

[Temporal Rift]
You are trapped in a time rift! You catch brief glimpses of events both past and future. Beyond these strange and confusing visions extends a vast, ever-changing field of stars, pinpoints of light against unfathomable utter blackness. It is very cold here.
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest, up, down.

You feel strange here...

You suddenly notice that the images of your past are catching up with you. With a blinding flash you find yourself whisked forward in time and space until...

[Twisting Tunnels]
A maze of tunnels leads away from this small chamber in all directions. The low ceiling, poor lighting, and sudden twists and turns make it impossible to see far enough in any direction to get your bearings. Some passageways lead only a few feet and dead end, while others twist and turn in odd directions before opening into another chamber.
Obvious exits: north, south, southeast.

You sense Kadesha looking in on you.

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

[Hall of the Mind]
An aura of tranquility sits over the room. Stars twinkle on the south wall, comforting as they sparkle in the blackness, while the north wall glows a pearlescent grey the color of the moon behind mist. A black altar sits before the starry sky, and a grey altar seems to fade out of the misty wall. You also see an arctic fox who is sitting and an arctic fox who is sitting.
Also in the room: Darra, Vonka who is lying down, Lord Roelon, Great Lord Kyrolyn, Lady Atoyoz, High Lord Leiarres, Valdirn, Lord Brediph, Alyxandrah, Aranrhod, Lord Cezzane, Zacciwie, High Lady Kadesha, Journeyman Fyrentennimar, Ichiko, Jacinto, Robinblood, Eugenides, Mnar who is seated, Lord Tierus, Arimantis
Obvious exits: southwest, up.

Eugenides says, "Hides like Elendr..."

Eugenides swears long, loud and well.

Atoyoz kneels down.

Vonka moans.

Eugenides searches around for a moment.

Darra gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Darra gestures at Vonka.
Vonka suddenly looks more powerful.

Robinblood leans on you.

Eugenides searches around for a moment.

Atoyoz just hugged Vonka.

Eugenides searches around for a moment.

Brediph gasps.

You mutter something inaudible.

Eugenides shakes his head.

(Vonka clutches her stomach.)

You say, "Vonka, ye allright."

Robinblood glances at Vonka.

Aranrhod kneels down.

The lich gestures, chants a few words than points at you. You feel a wrenching sensation, then find yourself in a dark cold void.

[Temporal Rift]
You are trapped in a time rift! You catch brief glimpses of events both past and future. Beyond these strange and confusing visions extends a vast, ever-changing field of stars, pinpoints of light against unfathomable utter blackness. It is very cold here.
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest, up, down.

Waves of anti-magic tear at you!
You feel drained!

Things remembered, things forgotten, things never done...

Funny how life seems to repeat itself...

You wonder, now that you have it all to do over again...

Funny how life seems to repeat itself...

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

You wonder, now that you have it all to do over again...

You wonder, now that you have it all to do over again...

Space collapses upon itself almost crushing you!
You are stunned!

You are able to move again.

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

You wonder, now that you have it all to do over again...

You feel strange here...

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

Funny how life seems to repeat itself...

Time and space fold in upon itself...

You travel among the star field, randomly seeing visions of your past...

Funny how life seems to repeat itself...

Things remembered, things forgotten, things never done...

Funny how life seems to repeat itself...

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

Things seem to slow down around you!

You wonder, now that you have it all to do over again...

You wonder, now that you have it all to do over again...

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

You travel among the star field, randomly seeing visions of your past...

You travel among the star field, randomly seeing visions of your past...

You wonder, now that you have it all to do over again...

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

You wonder, now that you have it all to do over again...

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

You travel among the star field, randomly seeing visions of your past...

You feel strange here...

You travel among the star field, randomly seeing visions of your past...

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

Things remembered, things forgotten, things never done...

You feel strange here...

Things remembered, things forgotten, things never done...

You feel that if you just move forward enough you'll find your way out of this hiccough in time and space...

You suddenly notice that the images of your past are catching up with you. With a blinding flash you find yourself whisked forward in time and space until...

[Subterranean Island, Hillock]
This small hill rises forlornly just above the water's edge. Jagged rocks surround a tiny inaccessible cove on the north shore. There is something unsettling about the place.
Obvious exits: south.

You pant.

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

[Hall of the Mind]
An aura of tranquility sits over the room. Stars twinkle on the south wall, comforting as they sparkle in the blackness, while the north wall glows a pearlescent grey the color of the moon behind mist. A black altar sits before the starry sky, and a grey altar seems to fade out of the misty wall. You also see an arctic fox who is sitting and an arctic fox who is sitting.
Also in the room: Tianni, Arianiss, the body of Darra who is lying down, Vonka who is seated, Lord Roelon, Great Lord Kyrolyn, Lady Atoyoz who is kneeling, High Lord Leiarres, Valdirn, Lord Brediph, Alyxandrah who is kneeling, Aranrhod, Zacciwie, High Lady Kadesha, Journeyman Fyrentennimar, Ichiko, Jacinto, Robinblood, Eugenides, Mnar who is seated, Lord Tierus, Arimantis
Obvious exits: southwest, up.

Valdirn blinks.

Kadesha rubs Vonka gently.

Atoyoz just hugged Vonka.

Leiarres asks, "Someone raise Darra?"

You pant.

You hear the voice of Cezzane say, "I mean if yer gona kill someone, might as well make it exciting"

Aranrhod blinks at you.

You hear someone snicker.

Atoyoz just tried to pull you towards her!

Valdirn tries to pull Vonka to her feet, but she is too heavy.

Arimantis begins a careful examination of Darra -- he takes her pulse, checks her temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

Aranrhod asks, "Where do they keep sending you?"

Vonka trembles.

Aranrhod peers quizzically at you.

Alyxandrah says, "Welcome back, Iscikella."

You say, "temporal rifts."

Arimantis asks, "ya wish up now Darra?"

Leiarres says, "Is ready"

Valdirn strides over to stand before Vonka.

Aranrhod nods.

You say, "Worse each time."

Vonka says, "Dun' make me hurt no one, Ennty."

Roelon nods to you.

The arctic fox growls, "But i guess the poor lich's have to make do with those here"

You hear the ghostly voice of Darra exclaim, "Hey that was 3 times. 3 times with no defense is enough!"

Robinblood says, "Don't blink, you might miss her"

Roelon grumbles.

You say, "Bigger each time."

Atoyoz rubs you gently.

Alyxandrah says, "We should fuse your shoes to the floor."

You hear the ghostly voice of Darra say, "Yes please"

Vonka says, "Please dun' make me hurt no one."

Valdirn stares at Vonka.

Arimantis gestures at Darra.
A silvery translucent thread extends from Arimantis encompassing Darra's corpse.

Brediph begins chuckling at Alyxandrah.

You ask, "Vonka?"

Kyrolyn says, "Cheap way of dealing with folks, not a chance in the world to survive. If they're that strong than just take the town from us without a struggle, an leave us homeless an uninterested"

Kyrolyn cackles!

You blink at Vonka.

Tierus says, "Vonka. Fight 'em."

Fyrentennimar says, "then shed just go barefoot"

Tierus nods to Vonka.

Atoyoz just hugged Vonka.

You ask, "Ye allright?"

Vonka stares at Tierus.

You hear the ghostly voice of Darra say, "Yeah cowards do it that way."

Kadesha says, "Vonka, wed know it not you"

Valdirn says, "come on Vonka, yer kin do it"

Kadesha rubs Vonka gently.

Arimantis says, "Lich... you must know we aren't gonna give in"

Tierus says, "Pray tae Lumnis."

Zacciwie gazes heavenward.

Vonka says, "But it were talkin' t'rough me."

Atoyoz whispers, "The essence is awake in her."

Vonka says, "I'll gladly draw from her essence if flames are boring her."

You nod to Atoyoz.

Vonka moves to a kneeling position.

Arimantis just touched Darra.

The arctic fox growls, "Submit and be free of pain Vonka"

Roelon squints at Vonka.

Arimantis kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Atoyoz exclaims, "No!"

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

Leiarres says, "Gotta be a reason they haven't just killed all of us...."

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

Leiarres gestures at Darra.
The glazed look leaves Darra.

Vonka says, "Milady..... please......"

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow in Vonka's direction.

Darra stands up.

Leiarres gestures at Arimantis.
The glazed look leaves Arimantis.

Leiarres nods.

The arctic fox growls, "Submit and be free of pain Vonka"

Kadesha rubs Vonka gently.

Darra just went southwest.

Mnar asks, "Would someone detect that fox?"

Vonka says, "I know yer tol' us whut ter do...."

Aranrhod rubs Vonka gently.

Zacciwie says, "Sheka"

Arimantis says, "It is Shekas"

Vonka says, "But I needs yer help."

Vonka continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

You rub Vonka.

Atoyoz turns to face Vonka.

Mnar says, "Should have figured."

Kadesha says, "whyrn ya feed on Sheka"

Zacciwie says, "Shekapoo"

Jacinto draws a glowing pattern in the air before an arctic fox.
An arctic fox does not seem to be affected.

Roelon nods to Vonka.

The arctic fox pants.

Zacciwie snickers.

Roelon says, "Pray.."

Vonka says, "Ahh, Tianni, so gladly for you to arrive. I've been expecting you."

Arimantis glances at Vonka.

Arianiss's group just went southwest.

Vonka shrieks!

Kadesha says, "do a public service"

Eugenides curses fluently.

Leiarres says, "I could sic Lysa on her... But that would be unethical..."

Aranrhod blinks.

(Alyxandrah kicks Sheka's fox with the back of her foot and whistles innocently.)

Roelon groans.

Vonka clasps her hand over her mouth.

Fyrentennimar says, "shekas to cute to feed on"

Arimantis says, "Carefull Tianni"

You say, "Uh-oh..."

Tierus gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Tierus gestures at an arctic fox.

Roelon takes a few steps back.

Arimantis stands up.

Aranrhod asks, "Where is she?"

Aranrhod blinks.

Vonka exclaims, "Dat' weren' me, Milady!"

Aranrhod searches around for a moment.

Eugenides searches around for a moment.

Brediph blinks.

Brediph searches around for a moment.

Roelon snorts.

Eugenides searches around for a moment.

Aranrhod exclaims, "Tianni!"

Valdirn blinks at Vonka.

Roelon asks, "She...vanished?"

Roelon searches around for a moment.

Vonka wails!

Vonka buries her face in her hands.

Leiarres asks, "who?"

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

Kyrolyn says, "I wouldnt mind givin Sheka a lil help in letting her meet her beloved Gosaena"

Valdirn just hugged Vonka.

Arimantis says, "Lich.. I gots a question for ya.."

Mnar stands up.

You say, "Likely a temporal rift."

Arimantis glances at Vonka.

Mnar just went southwest.

Leiarres gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Leiarres gestures into the air.
Leiarres gets a frustrated look on his face.

The arctic fox rolls around on the ground for a moment.

Fyrentennimar dances around the room to music only he can hear.

Vonka gulps.

Leiarres nods.

Robinblood shivers.

Fyrentennimar sashays about with a content look on his face.

Vonka bites her lip.

Roelon squints.

The arctic fox sniffs into the air.

Valdirn clasps Vonka's hand tenderly.

Vonka stares at Arimantis.

You rub Vonka.

Valdirn rubs Vonka gently.

Leiarres says, "In the lands, but unseen force... all signs point to a rift"

Vonka just hugged Valdirn.

Alyxandrah stands up.

Valdirn just hugged Vonka.

Roelon says, "Or worse."

Aranrhod sighs.

Arimantis asks, "If you are free.. why must you still speak through Vonka.. or are you the nineth which seems not ta be free?"

Alyxandrah grins at Robinblood.

Arimantis peers quizzically at Vonka.

Kadesha just hugged Vonka.

Robinblood grins.

Vonka trembles.

Vonka says, "We will have the Staff, and there is not a thing any of you can do."

Roelon starts chortling.

Eugenides glances at Vonka.

Valdirn blinks.

Lord Kvath just arrived.

Roelon says, "Ye will never have the staff."

Vonka gulps.

Leiarres shrugs.

Arimantis says, "Or.. so you think"

Leiarres says, "Fine"

Kadesha smiles and kisses Vonka's cheek, not the entity's

Roelon says, "Foolish lich."

Eugenides says, "I've been told otherwise, inhabitant."

Leiarres says, "Be our guest"

Kadesha rubs Vonka gently.

Roelon coughs.

Eugenides cocks his head at Vonka.

The arctic fox raises its ears.

Aranrhod says, "No...you will not have the staff"

Alyxandrah says, "You would have had the Staff by now if that was the case."

Vonka raises a hand to Roelon.

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Roelon!
... 15 points of damage!
Burst of flames to right leg blackens kneecap.
He is stunned!

Alyxandrah nods to Vonka.

Jacinto says, "I see it pretty clearly now."

Vonka wails!

Leiarres gestures at Roelon.
The glazed look leaves Roelon.

Robinblood cringes.

Roelon screams in agony as the flames continue to burn the flesh from his bones.

Valdirn moves to stand in front of Vonka.

Arimantis asks, "But.. why is it the others can speak on thier own, yet you are still trapped?"

Tierus kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Leiarres meditates over Roelon.

The flames surrounding Roelon flare up and sear his skin!
... 15 points of damage!
Burst of flames chars neck a crispy black.
He is stunned!

Alyxandrah gasps.

Jacinto says, "They're being used."

Fyrentennimar says, "just give them the staff"

Tierus says, "Ronan, Lord o' tha Night..."

Atoyoz exclaims, "Vonka!"

Vonka exclaims, "No!"

Zacciwie just pushed Roelon over!

You begin to roll Roelon around on the ground, attempting to put out the flames! In the process, you severely burn your hands!
You manage to put out the flames by rolling Roelon around!

Vonka sobs.

Leiarres gestures at Roelon.
The glazed look leaves Roelon.

Roelon rolls around on the ground.

Tierus says, "Ah beg ye, intercede."

Valdirn rolls Roelon over.
Valdirn rolls Roelon over.
Valdirn rolls Roelon over.

Vonka wrings her hands.

Roelon pants.

Tierus exclaims, "Know tha' this be wrong!"

Atoyoz rolls Roelon over.

Leiarres meditates over Roelon.
Leiarres takes Roelon's neck damage.

Robinblood rolls Roelon over.

Smoke continues to rise from Roelon as his clothes smolder.

Roelon moves to a kneeling position.

Leiarres meditates over Roelon.
Leiarres takes Roelon's right leg damage.

Tierus just touched a lustrous onyx Ronan symbol.

Roelon begins to twitch.

Leiarres meditates over Roelon.
Leiarres takes all of Roelon's blood loss.

Atoyoz just hugged Vonka.

Kvath pushes on Roelon without much success.
Kvath pushes on Roelon without much success.

Smoke continues to rise from Roelon as his clothes smolder.

Journeyman Tulrianiel just arrived.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Vonka wails!

Tierus says, "Ye once cast 'em awiy frem 'ere... please, M'lord. Do so again."

Roelon says, "Words hurt ye...ah see."

Zacciwie says, "bah, my hands hurt now"

Fyrentennimar leans on Alyxandrah.

Roelon grins bravely, ignoring his obvious pain.

Vonka exclaims, "Oh, Milord!"

Smoke continues to rise from Roelon as his clothes smolder.

Alyxandrah beams happily at Tulrianiel!

Alyxandrah just hugged Tulrianiel.

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

Jacinto asks, "Has anyone thought to commune to the gods?"

Vonka wails!

Arimantis rubs Vonka gently.

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

Tulrianiel just hugged Alyxandrah.

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

Smoke continues to rise from Roelon as his clothes smolder.

Brediph meditates over Zacciwie.
Brediph takes Zacciwie's right hand damage.

Vonka exclaims, "Milady!"

Vonka exclaims, "Please, yer gotter help us!"

Brediph meditates over Zacciwie.
Brediph takes Zacciwie's left hand damage.

Vonka continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Roelon stands up.

Zacciwie says, "thank you"

Smoke continues to rise from Roelon as his clothes smolder.

Leiarres says, "Us..."

Kvath rubs Vonka gently.

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

Brediph begins a careful examination of Zacciwie -- he takes his pulse, checks his temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

Aranrhod rubs Roelon gently.

Fyrentennimar pushes on Roelon without much success.

Kadesha says, "nae approach such lightly"

Smoke continues to rise from Roelon as his clothes smolder.

Brediph bows to Zacciwie.

Fyrentennimar chuckles.

Leiarres says, "Milady... "

Leiarres says, "Interesting"

Kyrolyn chuckles.

Roelon sighs.

Kadesha stares at Jacinto.

Smoke continues to rise from Roelon as his clothes smolder.

Jacinto says, "This isn't light."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Vonka says, "Please dun' let Roelon die."

Atoyoz just hugged Vonka.

Kyrolyn mutters under his breath.

Roelon waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

You take a quick appraisal of Roelon and find that he has no apparent wounds.
He has developed slurred speech.

Kadesha says, "if it be me doin it sure ain gonna be ta Onar"

Kadesha gibbers incoherently.

Vonka weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Smoke continues to rise from Roelon as his clothes smolder.

Ichiko says, "I may be too far from th' sea to call upon Niima..but Charl perhaps could send rains to quench these fires"

Jacinto says, "No."

Robinblood rubs Vonka gently.

Jacinto says, "I know."

Valdirn just kissed Vonka on the cheek.

Roelon says, "Nae worry, Vonka."

Kvath offers Roelon some acantha leaf.

Leiarres says, "Roelon is in as good a shape as you or I... well, better shape than I"

Roelon says, "Keep strong."

Aranrhod asks, "Can anyone sight Tianni?"

Smoke continues to rise from Roelon as his clothes smolder.

Vonka sniffs.

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

Smoke continues to rise from Roelon as his clothes smolder.

Aranrhod sighs.

Roelon declines Kvath's offer.

Vonka stares at Roelon.

You look at Aranrhod and shake your head.

You say, "Nae."

Atoyoz appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Tierus exclaims, "Ronan, M'lord... prove tae tha foulness o' these liches tha' ye exist an' do command respect!"

A final whisp of smoke curls up and away from Roelon as his clothing stops smoldering.

Fyrentennimar smiles.

Leiarres grins.

Roelon squints at Vonka.

Fyrentennimar dances around the room to music only he can hear.

Alyxandrah just hugged Tulrianiel.

Vonka says, "Yer still smokin'."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Ichiko rubs a silver Niima symbol.

Vonka wrings her hands.

A howling laughter whips through the hall like a blast of wind.

Kyrolyn grins.

Kyrolyn nods to Atoyoz.

Atoyoz rubs Vonka gently.

Alyxandrah winces.

Vonka wails!

You cover your ears.

Roelon squints.

Fyrentennimar softly kisses his Huntress symbol, murmuring to himself.

Arimantis smirks.

Ichiko asks, "Now what?"

Arimantis asks, "Somethin funny?"

A pained expression crosses Atoyoz's face.

Brediph shivers.

Robinblood says, "Almighty I hate that laugh"

Eugenides falls over.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Kvath rubs a white Voln symbol.

Vonka buries her face in her hands.

Leiarres says, "smoking is just a side effect of having been 'put-out'"

Kadesha says, "look, if i decide ta commune I will do so when I see fit an to whom I see fit, nae does such things on tap"

Atoyoz glances at Eugenides.

Eugenides squints.

Zacciwie says, "any liches please step out into the open so that you can be promptly released"

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Zacciwie seems to be waiting for something.

Eugenides sits up.

Alyxandrah says, "She can laugh all she wants as long as I don't have to suffer through smelling her nauseating perfume."

Aranrhod just went southwest.

Eugenides moves to a kneeling position.

The arctic fox pants.

Jacinto slowly empties his lungs.

Leiarres gestures into the air.
A silvery fog coalesces around Leiarres, obscuring his form. When the fog dissipates, Leiarres is gone.

Jacinto sighs.

Eugenides stands up.

Roelon shifts his weight.

The arctic fox rolls around on the ground for a moment.

You ask, "That isn't Gavrail is it?"

Arimantis says, "Don think so"

Vonka whimpers.

You look at Arimantis and shake your head.

Robinblood says, "Her perfume does kind of remind of the the beast pen back in Landing"

You say, "Didn't think so."

Alyxandrah giggles.

Eugenides furrows his brow, his face tensed in some inner conflict.

Robinblood sniffs.

Jacinto nods to Kadesha.

Lord Kvath just went southwest.

Alyxandrah just gave Robinblood a smooch.

Robinblood grins.

Roelon ponders.

Robinblood just gave Alyxandrah a smooch.

Valdirn rubs Vonka gently.

Jacinto sighs.

Vonka leans on Valdirn.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Eugenides says, "They keep speaking of the staff, and spend plenty of time taunting us."

Vonka weeps softly, quiet tears falling from her eyes.

Eugenides paces back and forth.

Kadesha says, "Jacinto, I still have faith Liabo is always watchful, without needing to commune"

Vonka says, "Go ahead and commune, I'm sure Amasalen would enjoy attending this... gathering."

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Valdirn just kissed Vonka on the forehead.

(Eugenides starts to move his hands about as he speaks.)

Jacinto nods.

Kadesha rubs Vonka gently.

Roelon shakes his head.

Tierus just touched Vonka.

Roelon says, "Watching us suffer.."

Eugenides says, "All this time we are being distracted."

Gavrail moves to stand in front of Zacciwie.

Roelon nods to Kadesha.

Vonka gulps.

Fyrentennimar tries to hug Gavrail, but a searing wall of flame prevents it.

Gavrail asks, "you called?"

Alyxandrah glances at Gavrail.

Jacinto grabs his iron monkey mask by the chin and pulls it off over his head with a flourish.

Kyrolyn says, "Tell ya what Lich...ye go an steal Sheka's essence, an we'll let ye have say...the burned down portion of the Magical Burrow. Jus for a start"

Brediph blinks.

Arimantis glances at Gavrail.

Zacciwie glances at Gavrail.

Zacciwie nods.

Tierus says, "Ronan an' Lumnis DO watch o'er us."

Roelon squints at Gavrail.

You blink at Gavrail.

Roelon clasps his hand over his mouth.

You hear someone gasp.

Tierus just hugged Vonka.

Jacinto begins chortling at Kyrolyn.

Tierus says, "Trust me."

Robinblood begins chuckling at Kadesha.

Alyxandrah glances at Zacciwie.

Fyrentennimar attempts to kiss Gavrail. Big mistake. An inferno of flames engulf Fyrentennimar.

Roelon's eyelid begins to twitch and quiver uncontrollably.

The flames surrounding Fyrentennimar flare up and sear his skin!
... 15 points of damage!
Burst of flames to left arm toasts skin to elbows.
He is stunned!

You say, "I suppose she heard her name."

look Gavrail
The thing before you may have been a halfling at one time, but only traces of its racial lineage remain. Its face is twisted and distorted, the flesh sickly and mottled. It wears the garments of a mage, although the fabric once rich and lustrous is nothing more than shredded tatters now. It bears no expression or emotion, but a burning rage simmers in the crimson-flecked eyes of the lich.

Alyxandrah gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Alyxandrah gestures at Fyrentennimar.
The glazed look leaves Fyrentennimar.

The flames surrounding Fyrentennimar flare up and sear his skin!
... 25 points of damage!
Flames burn neck into a bubbling mass of flesh. Forget lunch.
He is stunned!

Arimantis moves to stand in front of Vonka.

Kyrolyn just pushed Fyrentennimar over!

Valdirn pushes on Roelon without much success.

Eugenides turns to face Gavrail.

Alyxandrah stares off into space.

Gavrail stares at Zacciwie.

Zacciwie gestures and utters a phrase of magic.

Valdirn pushes on Roelon without much success.
Valdirn pushes on Roelon without much success.

Roelon starts chortling.

Tulrianiel raises an eyebrow.

Kyrolyn begins to frantically roll Fyrentennimar around on the ground trying to put out the flames!
Kyrolyn manages to put out the flames surrounding Fyrentennimar! Fyrentennimar sits up and brushes some smoldering ashes from his clothing.

Jacinto put a howling iron monkey mask in his black cotton cloak.

Alyxandrah mutters something about men...

Zacciwie says, "i did"

Roelon rolls Fyrentennimar over.

The arctic fox sniffs into the air.

Jacinto removes a black cotton cloak from his shoulders.

Robinblood says, "Seems she has a new playtoy"

Gavrail waves a hand at Fyrentennimar, dismissing him indifferently.

Vonka stares at Gavrail.

Vonka's face turns slightly pale.

Smoke continues to rise from Fyrentennimar as his clothes smolder.

Jacinto drapes a soft black cotton cloak embroidered around the hem with a swirling flight of silver butterflies from his shoulders.

Arimantis asks, "Hmm.. back from the quest for the staff so soon?"

Kyrolyn coughs.

Arimantis begins chuckling at Gavrail.

You ask, "Ye are the leader, Gavrail?"

Smoke continues to rise from Fyrentennimar as his clothes smolder.

You cock your head at Gavrail.

Atoyoz pokes Kyrolyn in the ribs.

Jacinto takes a wide-brimmed black leather hat off his head.

Valdirn moves to stand in front of Vonka.

Eugenides paces back and forth.

Atoyoz snickers.

(Vonka retreats all the way into the corner.)

Smoke continues to rise from Fyrentennimar as his clothes smolder.

Gavrail asks, "And what did ye want of me?"

Brediph gestures at Fyrentennimar.
The glazed look leaves Fyrentennimar.

Kadesha says, "much as ah don lie Gavrail, I think Fyrentennimar rather deserved that"

Robinblood says, "If she's the leader, she needs to upgrade that perfume"

Ichiko exclaims, "Now that..was surely beneath even one such as you!" Gavrail raises an eyebrow in Zacciwie's direction.

Zacciwie says, "to go away"

Smoke continues to rise from Fyrentennimar as his clothes smolder.

Atoyoz stares off into space.

Ichiko glares at Gavrail.

(Tierus turns away from Vonka and hisses at Gavrail, "Y'know, fer some'un whae cares so much 'bout 'er scent... ye are ridiculously hideous. Ah dun' think thair's a feminine thing 'bout ye.")

Kadesha says, "wish I could do that to unwanted advances"

Tierus stares at Gavrail.

Fyrentennimar says, "hehe"

Alyxandrah groans at Zacciwie.

Smoke continues to rise from Fyrentennimar as his clothes smolder.

Jacinto puts a wide-brimmed black leather hat on his head.

Eugenides paces back and forth.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "He wanted to be like you"

The arctic fox raises its ears.

Alyxandrah asks, "You summoned her to tell her to go away?"

Fyrentennimar stands up.

Zacciwie nods.

Smoke continues to rise from Fyrentennimar as his clothes smolder.

Tierus exclaims, "Ye, in fact, are tha ugliest woman ah've e'er seen!"

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "didn't you?"

Fyrentennimar says, "oof"

Alyxandrah slaps herself on the forehead.

Zacciwie says, "now go away"

Zacciwie waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

You ask, "I want to know what dragged Thurfel into the earth. Yer minions?"

Tulrianiel chuckles.

Kyrolyn says, "Worthless halflings...I should stick 9 more of them in there for the trouble they cause.."

Kyrolyn mutters under his breath.

You cock your head at Gavrail.

Smoke continues to rise from Fyrentennimar as his clothes smolder.

The arctic fox rolls around on the ground for a moment.

Atoyoz just hugged Kyrolyn.

Brediph begins a careful examination of Fyrentennimar -- he takes his pulse, checks his temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

Gavrail exclaims, "You fool!"

You hear the voice of Ryever say, "Such a lack of respect for creatures so obviously your betters."

Zacciwie says, "hmph"

Arimantis gazes heavenward.

Vonka says, "Gavrail, dearie, these people are boring me... kill them, and turn them into something more fun."

Roelon squints.

Ichiko just hugged Fyrentennimar.

Smoke continues to rise from Fyrentennimar as his clothes smolder.

Kyrolyn just hugged Atoyoz.

Gavrail stares at Zacciwie.

Eugenides moves to stand behind Gavrail.

Jacinto stares at Vonka.

Smoke continues to rise from Fyrentennimar as his clothes smolder.

Robinblood says, "Gavrail, so nice to see you"

Gradin just arrived.

Arimantis glances at Vonka.

Zacciwie says, "its not polite to stare"

Robinblood smiles brightly

Vonka exclaims, "No!"

Gradin kneels down.

Arimantis rubs Vonka gently.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Tell her you want to be like her."

Vonka shakes her head.

Smoke continues to rise from Fyrentennimar as his clothes smolder.

Fyrentennimar snaps around as though something just pinched him.

Jacinto says, "This is not the rightful order of things."

Gavrail exclaims, "Get out of here!"

Tierus asks, "Cin ah get some s'pport 'ere, folks? Eyes about tae burn frem lookin' at Gavrail?"

(Eugenides carefully looks over the body of Gavrail, inspecting it with a pained expression on his face.)

Vonka stands up.

Kadesha asks, "Gavrail, don ya kinda think by nows thet yer master was a swindlin slime covered cheat?"

A final whisp of smoke curls up and away from Fyrentennimar as his clothing stops smoldering.

Arimantis says, "You get out"

Tierus nods to Eugenides.

Zacciwie says, "you first"

Tierus says, "Tha's wha' ah thought."

Valdirn just tried to pull Vonka towards him!

The lich gestures at Zacciwie. Zacciwie begins to flicker and fade, a look of agony etched upon his face. A moment later, he simply winks out of sight.



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