Rivalries
Leyan, day 30 of the month Lormesta
through
Niiman, day 31 of the month Lormesta
in the year 5102

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

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

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

Lady Opalina just arrived.

Opalina ducks behind her rose buckler.

You cock your head at Opalina.

Opalina slings a dusty rose buckler over her shoulder.

You ask, "What's worrying ye?"

You sit down.

Opalina sits down.

Opalina shudders.

Opalina says, "my essance"

You say, "Well, of course we do have a lot to worry about..."

You nod to Opalina.

You ask, "Something recent?"

You cock your head at Opalina.

Opalina nods to you.

You blink at Opalina.

Opalina says, "He's making me get the staff"

You ask, "What happened?"

You ask, "Making?"

You gawk at Opalina.

Opalina sobs.

You rub Opalina.

Opalina says, "He's killing anyone around me"

Opalina says, "if I don't do it"

You say, "Calm down, hon, and try and tell me what happened, what said."

Opalina says, "he's already killed people twice"

You rub Opalina.

Opalina sobs.

(Iscikella rubs Opalina's back comfortingly.)

You ask, "What did it say?"

Opalina slowly empties her lungs.

Opalina says, "More than I can say tons more."

You blink.

You ask, "Well, what happened exactly?"

You cock your head at Opalina.

Opalina says, "last night..."

Opalina gulps.

You nod to Opalina.

Opalina says, "I stoped by in front of the Tart shop with Tianni and a friend of hers"

You nod.

Opalina says, "they were talking about the the liches and about people talking to them"

You nod to Opalina.

You ask, "And what happened?"

You rub Opalina.

Opalina says, "and my essance taunted me at first.. saying I see you are within the company of another. The feeding that I could do upon you both. The power that you all hold within your lifeforce shall feed me for a long time to come"

You shudder.

Opalina gulps.

You ask, "Friendly sorts, aren't they?"

You shudder.

Opalina says, "I told him just show himself.."

Opalina says, "but he didn't"

You nod to Opalina.

Opalina says, "and then he showed he was upset about me running earlier up to the mountains to pray to Koar."

You bite your lip.

Opalina says, "and said,"You believe that by escaping up to the mountains, you would remove my presence. Not so. You shall soon see that I am with you no matter where you go."

You say, "Wasn't a good idea, aye."

You say, "So he was mad..."

You shiver.

Opalina shudders.

You nod to Opalina.

Opalina says, "and I felt his hand on my shoulder"

You blink.

You exclaim, "Oh my!"

Opalina whispers, "You briefly feel a skeletal hand upon your shoulder, but as you turn your head, there is nothing there."

You gasp.

Opalina says, "then he taunted again with..As you can see, I am around you all the time. Can make you think that I am near when I am not and, when you least expect it, I shall appear to feed upon your lifeforce."

Opalina closes her eyes for a moment.

Opalina says, "this is just the beginning m'lady"

You shiver.

You nod to Opalina.

You say, "go on."

Opalina says, "I was saying I don't fear him"

Opalina says, "and such."

Opalina says, "when he says,"You cannot fathom that which can occur. You shall beg at my feet to allow you to die, yet I shall keep my hold upon you at your weakest moments so that I might feed upon you."

(Iscikella places a hand lightly on Opalina's arm for moral support.)

Opalina closes her eyes for a moment.

You say, "Nasty bastard."

You mutter something inaudible.

Opalina gasps.

You rub Opalina.

Opalina says, "this where the staff comes in"

You nod to Opalina.

You ask, "What did he say on that?"

Opalina says, "I was saying I want only for the killing to stop of Icemule I care nothing for my own life."

Opalina says, "and he says..The death will not cease until we have the staff. Bring us the staff and you may be spared from your fate, unlike the rest of your friends who foolishly think they can stop us."

You say, "And naturally he made demands and spoke lies."

Opalina exclaims, "and I told him I can't get the staff!"

You sigh softly.

Opalina says, "and he yells at me"

Opalina whimpers.

Opalina says, "saying, YOU LIE!! You do have the power to receive that which we seek. Do not test my patience or you will find your soul drifting idly by as I feed upon your lifeforce."

You rub Opalina.

You exclaim, "We cannot get them the staff!"

You flail your arms about.

You say, "Not that I would."

You say, "But we don't have it in our power anyhow."

Opalina says, "and he says,""Do you wish to see your friend there die from my power, then do not lie to me again."

You mutter something inaudible.

You ask, "Tianni?"

You cock your head at Opalina.

Opalina shakes her head.

Opalina says, "her friend"

You nod to Opalina.

Opalina says, "and I was urgently saying I can't get the staff."

Opalina says, "I can't get it over the mountain."

You nod to Opalina.

Opalina says, "and he says,'You do not know or you do not care to know? Be careful with your answer as it may cost your friend their life."

Opalina whimpers.

You mutter something about vile-liches...

Opalina says, "at this point Im frantic trying to find an answer"

Opalina says, "one to please him to save Tianni's friend"

Opalina wrings her hands.

You rub Opalina.

Opalina says, "and I said the staff could only be teleported because of it's position"

Opalina says, "and he comes back with.."You believe that I cannot see what you are fighting within. I know that you lie to me to try to protect your friend. You will get the staff or your life shall become forfeit as your friend." The voice trails from your mind as the presence follows."

You say, "But Opalina, ye cannot get the staff."

You say, "Even if could, can't give to them."

Opalina says, "and then a bolt of lighting came of the sky and killed Tianni's friend"

Opalina bursts into tears!

You sigh heavily.

You try to pull Opalina towards you.

Opalina says, "that was yesterday"

Opalina says, "so last night I traveled to the EN"

You gawk at Opalina.

Opalina says, "I told everyone of what was happening and about the vessels"

Opalina says, "and told them to warn her"

You say, "Well, good they look for the vessels."

Opalina says, "that the liches are coming fo her"

You say, "we have no idea where might be."

You nod to Opalina.

Opalina says, "and that my lich was hounding me to get it.."

Opalina says, "and this this other news came in from a monk there"

Opalina says, "saying something more horrible than the liches was here"

Opalina shudders.

You rub Opalina.

Opalina says, "and I came back with them."

You say, "Aye, darkness seems to be everywhere of late."

Opalina says, "and on the way back we were all taking"

Opalina's face turns slightly pale.

Opalina says, "and he spoke to me again"

You blink at Opalina.

Opalina exclaims, "on the way back with these travelers!"

You ask, "What did it say?"

Opalina says, "so there we were coming back from the EN"

Opalina says, "we were almost to the Boat ramp"

Opalina says, "just thru the bog "

Opalina says, "and I felt him"

You nod to Opalina.

You shiver.

Opalina whispers, "The smell of burning sulfur enters your nostrils as a sharp pain pierces within your mind."

You say, "They always manifest so... pleasantly too."

You gag.

Opalina says, "at first I thought it was the bog"

Opalina says, "and I asked the other's"

Opalina asks, "and they were like huh?"

Opalina says, "but they already knew that I was haveing problems with him"

Niqi just arrived.

Opalina says, "and asked me to tell them if it started manafesting"

A thick, creeping feeling of oozing oil drips slowly in the back of your head. The presence seems to crawl about like a worm through your very being, then retreats and fades away into nothing. A voice colder than ice blossoms within your mind, "Our power gathers. We will be among you...soon." With shrieking laughter, the voice fades away.

Opalina's face turns slightly pale.

You shudder.

Opalina whimpers.

You ask, "Did ye feel that?"

Niqi blinks.

Opalina nods to you.

Niqi nods.

Opalina says, "very much so"

Niqi says, "like...worms"

You shudder.

Opalina says, "that's the others"

Opalina says, "that's not our essance"

You nod to Opalina.

You say, "The force the priests spoke of."

You say, "aye."

Opalina nods to you.

Opalina says, "we were carrying the note"

Opalina says, "the one from EN to Solhaven"

Niqi gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Niqi kneels down.

Opalina says, "We delivered the note that killed the monk"

Opalina gazes heavenward.

Opalina says, "anyway.. "

You nod to Opalina.

Niqi asks, "Thalenn?"

Opalina says, "he speaks to me"

Opalina nods to Niqi.

Niqi moans.

Valdirn just arrived.

Opalina says, "and says,"Have you been able to obtain the staff I seek, yet?"

Opalina exclaims, "like he knew I went to the EN!"

Opalina says, "and I started to panic knowing what happened to the other"

Niqi asks in Elven, "did Xeldria have a staff as well?"

You say, "Well, Opalina, Elymir told me they always watch."

Opalina says, "and I told my group the essance is talking to me.."

You say, "So aye, he did know."

You nod to Opalina.

Opalina says, "and that it wanted the staff and it would be angry that I hadn't gotten it yet"

Opalina says, "of course they said lie."

Niqi rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You say, "that's a bit hard to do."

Opalina says, "to stall for time because we were delivering an important message"

Valdirn says, "parden me, didn't mean to over hear"

Valdirn says, "were seeing if Vonka were about"

Valdirn blushes a glowing shade of red.

You nod to Valdirn.

Valdirn just went southwest.

Opalina says, "but I told him I didn't have it."

Opalina exclaims, "because I didn't!"

You nod to Opalina.

You say, "Ye really didn't have a choice there."

Opalina says, "but I said he would kill me for not having it."

Opalina says, "and he comes back with,"No...I shall not kill you, but your friends may be a different matter."

Niqi asks in Elven, "does a trusted person have the staff now?"

Opalina sobs.

You say, "Not exactly."

You look at Niqi and shake your head.

You rub Opalina.

Niqi gazes heavenward.

Niqi says in Elven, "hmmm"

Opalina exclaims, "and I was like leave them out of this!"

You say, "It won't though."

You look at Opalina and shake your head.

Lord Joter just arrived.

You sigh heavily.

Joter says, "Hi Isci"

You touch one finger to your lips.

Joter sits down.

Opalina says, "and he says,"Whether they have part in it or not is moot. You must garner me the staff or their fates may be sealed."

Opalina sobs.

Opalina says, "I don't know what to do anymore.. but it's not over"

You say, "Opalina, he would still kill them if he got the staff."

You rub Opalina.

You say, "They won't spare anyone."

Niqi nods.

Niqi says, "aye..it would not matter"

You say, "We can't let them have it."

Joter says, "They will kill whoever had the vessels too"

You say, "And we can't get it anyhow."

You say, "They will kill because..."

Opalina says, "and I told him again I can't get it."

Opalina says, "and he comes back with,"You must think me daft to believe that you cannot obtain it. Must I make another example of one of your companions?"

You say, "Elymir said this town is rightfully theirs, and they believe that."

Sheka suddenly fades into view.

Sheka says, "It is."

Sheka nods to you.

You glance at Sheka.

Opalina buries her face in her hands.

You say, "Oh, go away, Sheka."

You rub Opalina.

Sheka smiles coldly.

Sheka says, "I think not."

Opalina says, "and and... I said noo don't kill them.. I will try"

Sheka glances at Opalina.

Sheka smirks.

You say, "Opalina, he will kill them anyhow."

You try to pull Opalina towards you.

Niqi squints.

Niqi rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Opalina exclaims, "but I wanted to know who he is. and I yell tell me who you are..!"

You ask, "Would he?"

You cock your head at Opalina.

Opalina says, "and he just says,'You have no need to know who I am at this time. I shall make myself known when the time is right."

You mutter something inaudible.

Opalina sighs heavily.

You exclaim, "Damnable liches!"

Sheka grins coldly, her eyes reflecting no emotion.

Opalina exclaims, "I eas trying to change the subbject honest!"

Sheka leans against the north wall.

Opalina says, "and I belted out what if the person holding it won't give it up.."

Opalina says, "trying to reason with it."

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

You nod to Opalina.

Niqi says, "would think if the staff had so much power emanatin from it he would sense it an find it his self"

Niqi scowls.

Opalina says, "and he just says,"As a forwarning, look around to your group now. Gaze into their eyes and know that you have just cost one of them their lives." You sense the presence fade from your mind."

You say, "Elymir insists they know who has it."

Opalina exclaims, "but I refused to look!"

Opalina says, "I squeezed my eye's closed "

You rub Opalina.

Opalina says, "but he choose anyway"

Sheka says, "The deed will be done anyway, Shrieker."

Sheka sneers at Opalina.

Niqi squints at Sheka.

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Niqi's direction.

You ask, "And he killed one?"

You bite your lip.

Opalina says, "and a bolt of lighting streeked down from the sky and killed a member of our group"

Niqi stands up.

Opalina says, "the one who told me to lie"

Opalina nods to you.

You mutter something inaudible.

Opalina says, "his last words still echo in my head"

You ask, "Say anything afterwards?"

You rub Opalina.

You nod.

Opalina says, "he says," You shall retrieve the staff for me."

Opalina buries her face in her hands.

Niqi rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You hug Opalina.

Joter says, "Opalina, this is also good news."

You say, "Hon, he will kill anyhow."

Niqi just tried to kick the altar!

Sheka glances at Joter.

You say, "Not yer fault"

You glance at Niqi.

Opalina asks, "how is this good news?"

Niqi asks, "aye..how?"

Joter says, "This means they don't have it and they can't seem to get it. So now they are trying to make you out of fear. We have the advantage."

You say, "they haven't been able to get it simply because they haven't yet come across Xeldria."

Opalina exclaims, "they are killing my friends and family!"

You say, "that kind of luck won't last forever."

You try to pull Opalina towards you.

Opalina says, "over a piece of wood"

Opalina flails her arms about.

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

Sheka says, "Especially with you saying her name aloud."

Sheka smirks.

You say, "They know her name."

You say, "It was told to them."

You say, "they knew it in the Nations when the zombies attacked last night."

Joter says, "Sheka, your going to die too. So if you can't be constructive please say nothing."

You say, "they told those there in Ta'Vaalor they were looking for her."

Sheka waves a hand at Joter, dismissing him indifferently.

Opalina nods to you.

You say, "Elymir has known the name a long time."

Niqi laughs!

You say, "Muktare told him I think."

A steely, quiet voice, taut and high, sounds from somewhere in the shadows, "Not for him! For us!"

Opalina gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Opalina whimpers.

Sheka gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Joter says, "Isci, Muktare doesn't know."

Niqi scowls.

You gasp.

Opalina asks, "for who?"

You ask, "Did ye hear that?"

Sheka nods to you.

Opalina nods to you.

Niqi nods.

Joter stands up.

Niqi searches around for a moment.

You ask, "So, ye don't want Elymir to have it?"

You say, "Interesting."

You ask, "Aren't ye all together?"

You say, "Or is that just not so."

You ask, "Rivalries?"

Opalina says, "Iscikella I think there is more that was freed from that tomb than just our soul-lichs"

Opalina whimpers.

Joter says, "That would make sense since there are rivalries, Isci. Look at Thurfel."

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Opalina's direction.

You look at Opalina and shake your head.

(Opalina pulls her cloak around her )

You ask, "So who is here now?"

Niqi says, "they all prolly squabble over lil powers like rats on a scrap of flesh"

Opalina searches around for a moment.

You ask, "Which speaks so nobly of "us" in regard to the Council and yet excludes one of them?"

You ask, "ye won't say, lich?"

search
You don't find anything of interest here.

Joter says, "Or is it Thurfel trying to contact you? This one hasn't been heard across Icemule."

You ask, "Why would it be heard across IceMule?"

You cock your head at Joter.

You say, "The essence is not the darkness, Joter."

Opalina says, "I never knew Thurfel to use high squeeky mouse like voice"

A steely, quiet voice, taut and high, sounds from somewhere in the shadows, "I speak not of Elymir, but of the one who bade Opalina get it for him. He is one of us. It is not for him alone."

Niqi glances at Opalina.

You say, "Ah... so there are rivalries."

Sheka asks, "You think we know this not?"

Sheka smirks.

Joter says, "Oh, you mean to get it for me instead, essence."

You ask, "And he did not tell ye he had so demanded of her?"

Joter smirks.

Opalina asks, "Then why does he say for me to get it for him?"

Sheka says, "it is for all the Nine is what he is saying"

You say, "Rivalries."

You smirk.

(Opalina gazes down and blushes )

Sheka says, "Only amongst you of Liabo."

Sheka sneers at you.

Niqi rolls her eyes.

You say, "Nae, Sheka."

You say, "the Nine are not very united."

Sheka says, "but they have the same goal"

Joter says, "Something makes no sense."

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Niqi says, "I doubt that..where there is powers ta be had there is always rivalry..especially with the dark ones"

You ask, "With rivalry, why would that matter?"

You nod to Niqi.

(Iscikella gazes all about...)

Niqi says, "they will work together perhaps..until the prize is within their grasp..then who knows..."

Sheka says, "Their further plans may all differ...but they must work together for now."

Niqi shrugs.

(Opalina tries to see into the shadow's)

Niqi nods to Sheka.

You ask, "So, lich, one of ye does things against the others? Doesn't that make ye angry with that one?"

You whistle tunelessly to yourself, remembering days past.

Sheka says, "You seek to turn them against each other."

Sheka starts chuckling at you!

You say, "Absolutely."

Joter says, "He said, "Not for him, for us!" Now it says, "I speak not of Elymir, but of the one who bade Opalina get it for him. He is one of us. It is not for him alone." The him is included in the second but not in the first."

You glance at Joter.

Sheka asks, "You think they cannot see through you as through a pane of glass?"

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

Kadesha whispers, "here"

Joter says, "I am using logic"

You ask, "What does that matter? Is what I say untrue?"

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Sheka nods to you.

You say, "Sheka, don't think ye are brilliant."

You say, "Ye're not."

Sheka says, "It is but your wishful thinking again."

You scoff at Sheka.

Niqi says, "it won't matter if they never get the staff"

Sheka sneers at you.

You say, "No, the rivalry is there."

Sheka says, "Only amongst you of Liabo."

Opalina says, "maybe it's a competition"

You nod to Opalina.

Sheka smiles clodly at Iscikella.

Opalina says, "so see who can get it first"

Opalina says, "a game to them"

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

You say, "Yes, ye are a clod."

You say, "I agree."

You nod to Sheka.

Niqi laughs!

Sheka turns to face you.

Niqi nods.

High Lady Kadesha just arrived.

Sheka bends slightly and slaps you up'side your head!

Ralkir just arrived.

Sheka glowers darkly at you.

Opalina asks, "perhaps the one getting it first being the one with the power?"

You smirk.

Kadesha glances at Sheka.

You say, "Best ye have."

Ralkir just touched a grey altar.

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Kadesha's direction.

Ralkir kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

You say, "Very possible."

You nod to Opalina.

Sheka says, "Oh Flames...her guarddog."

Kadesha says, "really shouldn't slap people"

Opalina bites her lip.

Niqi says something in guild speak.

Sheka gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Sheka gestures.
Sheka suddenly disappears.

Kadesha smiles at Niqi.

Niqi curtsies to Kadesha.

Kadesha just hugged Niqi.

Opalina asks, "joining the lich in the shadow's Sheka?"

Niqi smiles.

Ralkir just touched the north wall.

Opalina says, "I think Kadesha would be much nicer company"

Ralkir turns an ear towards the north wall.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Preferable company to that here."

You hear someone snicker.

You say, "I asked ye to go away sometime ago, Sheka."

You say, "So ye had permission to leave, ye know."

Aranrhod just arrived.

Ralkir gazes heavenward.

You smirk.

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

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "I am ordered about by the likes of you?"

You rub Opalina.

Aranrhod says, "Evening"

Ralkir just touched a grey altar.

Kadesha just hugged Aranrhod.

Opalina says, "I don't want to have the staff"

Ralkir stands up.

Niqi says, "she is like a flea"

Niqi shrugs.

Aranrhod kneels down.

Opalina says, "I don't want to touch the staff."

Niqi waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Now comes the Servant Girl"

You say, "We have a lich in the shadows, Aran."

Aranrhod just hugged Kadesha.

Aranrhod stands up.

search
You don't find anything of interest here.

Aranrhod blinks.

Opalina says, "I think the holder of the staff has enough problems"

Aranrhod exclaims, "Begone from this holy place!"

Aranrhod mutters under her breath.

You ask, "Lich?"

Kadesha asks, "how can ya tell the smell of a lich from Sheka?"

You say, "Sit, Aran."

Kadesha snaps around as though something just pinched her.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Hush, Witch"

You say, "They tell an interesting tale, without knowing it."

Niqi smirks.

You say, "Seems there is rivalry amongst the Nine."

Tianni just arrived.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You smirk.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "She said to sit."

Kadesha says, "never did meet nine snakes that could get along"

Joter sits down.

Kadesha says, "don surprise me"

You ask, "Lich?"

Niqi rubs a grey altar.

You belt out, "Lich?"

You hear someone cackle.

Joter says, "They tend to get tangled up in knots."

Niqi gazes heavenward.

Aranrhod searches around for a moment.

Aranrhod says, "Must be a quiet one"

Aranrhod nods to you.

You belt out, "Lich?"

Kadesha grins at Joter.

The voice from the shadows speaks once again, "The only one who should not have the staff is Thurfel. That would bring consequences the likes of which ye do not want to contemplate."

You say, "so ye say."

Kadesha asks, "and we should believe a lich?"

Opalina says, "Why do you say that? "

Kadesha smirks.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Indeed....."

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You ask, "But since ye are all rivals, such would be expected for ye to say, no?"

Niqi asks, "why is Thurfel any better than the liches?"

Lord Nekales just arrived.

Niqi rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "You assume too much, Misguided One."

Aranrhod asks, "Which one are you if I may ask?"

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You say, "Because he will help us get rid of them, Niqi."

Opalina says, "you kill our familys our friends and say Thurfel is worse? you promise death."

Kadesha asks, "so which lich is savin our eyesight from havin ta look at its rottin flesh?"

Niqi turns an inquisitive ear towards you.

Opalina bites her lip.

Nekales clasps Tianni's hand tenderly.

Aranrhod leans against the north wall.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You say, "He wants them destroyed too."

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "Are you rotting in front of us, Witch?"

You belt out, "Lich?"

Joter says, "Lich, if you are so scared of Thurfel having it tell me the consequences."

You ask, "Which one was it in Opalina who was so arrogant?"

Tianni asks, "Tell us, what will Thurfel do with the staff that you haven't already done without it?"

Aranrhod asks, "Which one is not arrogant?"

Aranrhod shifts her weight.

Kadesha begins chuckling at Aranrhod.

You hear someone snicker.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "The same could be said of those here."

You belt out, "Cat got yer tongue, lich?"

Nekales says, "for a change sheka, i actually agree with you"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Oh how I wish they'd rip yours from your mouth, Misguided One."

Ralkir just went up.

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "Why seek you to further anger them?"

You whisper quietly to Nekales, "There are rivalries amongst the Nine. Stop playing on yer petty dislike of me and try and help me feed it."

You glance at Nekales.

Nekales peers quizzically at you.

You nod to Nekales.

Aranrhod leans against the north wall.

You hear the voice of Sheka ask, "Have they not paid their price already for fools such as yourself?"

Nekales says, "and speak to me openly if you choose to do so at all"

You whisper quietly to Nekales, "They have revealed it on accident."

Joter says, "Sheka, what is anger in questions? He has a choice to answer or not."

Niqi nods.

Opalina says, "I guess if I have to beg him to kill me I should do it now becaues I can't get the staff for him."

Ralkir's group just arrived.

You say, "I am not yer slave, Nekales."

Delyorik just arrived.

Nekales says, "i don't dislike you at all, i think it is foolishness to try and speak with a lich"

Mystra kneels down.

Niqi rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Mystra says, "Lo all"

Opalina says, "or any of the liches,"as she squints into the shadows"

Tianni asks, "Being his slave is a bad thing?"

Tianni folds her arms over her chest.

Nekales says, "i never said you were iscikella, i ask a simple request"

Mystra just touched a black altar.

(Nekales holds his hand up to tianni)

Mystra leans forward.

Tianni hangs her head.

Mystra just kissed the altar!

Mystra continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Ralkir just touched a grey altar.

Ralkir kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Delyorik rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Kadesha just hugged Mystra.

Opalina whispers, "it was nekales who died the first time"

Mystra just hugged Kadesha.

Nekales says, "a lich is eveil yet you try and talk with it, your out of your mind"

Opalina wrings her hands.

You ask, "So which was it, lich? Who requested for himself?"

You whisper quietly to Opalina, "Well, Nekales can be foolish sometimes."

Nekales waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Lord Nekales's group just went southwest.

Aranrhod sighs.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "The Darkness within the Misguided One cannot help but seek to create but more turmoil"

Ralkir sits up.

Mystra nods.

Delyorik blinks.

Opalina says, "Aslakian asked for it in TC"

You say, "All have asked for it at one time or other."

Joter says, "As if you do not further darkness, Sheka."

Opalina says, "but he plays with fire."

Ralkir smiles at Aranrhod.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "You are not in the Hall of the King, Idiot."

Mystra stands up.

Delyorik blinks.

Kadesha asks, "has Aslakian figgered out with his decayin brain yet that I dont have his bloody staff?"

Ralkir says, "he knows"

Mystra says, "Sheka ye mae close yer mouth fer ye alone are the idiot here."

Mystra says, "Rlakir asked me to come here."

Ralkir says, "Sheka dont jump to conclusions"

Opalina says, "I have not met any of the other's fully"

Mystra says, "Sheka dinnae do another thing *but* jump to conclusions Ralkir."

Opalina says, "I saw a few quickly"

Mystra smiles.

Ralkir grins.

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

Mystra asks, "Now then is there purpose in this group's meetin'?"

Opalina says, "there was"

You say, "Well, Elymir and Gavrail haven't been... shy."

Mystra nods to Opalina.

Joter says, "Tis a lich in the shadows"

Mystra searches around for a moment.

You say, "Opalina and I came to talk."

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Aye...to watch the Misguided One further incite our new guests."

You say, "And then a lich just decided to visit."

Mystra says, "Tis nae longer here."

Opalina says, "setting us strait for the record"

Opalina winks at you.

You say, "Ye cannot see it, Mystra."

(Ralkir hisses into the shadows looking for Sheka)

Mystra asks, "Do ye hear it?"

Joter gestures and utters a phrase of magic.

Mystra asks, "Sense it?"

Mystra says, "I dinnae"

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "Right here."

Ralkir snaps around as though something just pinched him.

You hear someone snicker.

You say, "Just a few moments ago."

Opalina says, "it's breathing down my neck unless that's Sheka"

Ralkir shudders.

Joter says, "Aye"

Niqi says, "it is still here I believe"

Niqi gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Mystra nods to you.

Kadesha says, "who wanna take a bet on how fast Xeldria bites the dust"

Joter says, "The lich only talks when it wants."

Lady Ilvane just arrived.

Kadesha ducks her head.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Thin black tendrils reach from the shadows, curling about your waist and neck, and then retreating slowly, leaving a stinging pain as they go.

Mystra says, "Well if the lich wishes to commune I will be in the Hall of Kings."

You hear someone cackle.

Aranrhod blinks.

Ilvane blinks at you.

Aranrhod tries to pull you to your feet, but you are too heavy.

Joter says, "Iscikella"

You gasp.

Kadesha growls ferociously!

Aranrhod pulls you to your feet.

Mystra says, "Show yerself."

Aranrhod reaches out and holds your hand.

Mystra says, "Or be called the coward ye are."

Joter clasps your hand tenderly.

Kadesha rubs you gently.

Opalina's face turns slightly pale.

Niqi says, "mmph"

Mystra removes a bejeweled dagger from in her golden jacket.

(Iscikella rubs her neck)

Niqi scowls.

(Iscikella wraps an arm about her waist.)

Mystra yells, "SHOW yerself."

You say, "That hurt."

You furrow up your face and wince.

Ralkir covers his ears.

You hear the voice of Sheka say, "You sure are a touchy one this evening, Servant Girl"

Joter says, "heal up, Isci"

Arimantis just arrived.

Arimantis leans on Ilvane.

Joter faces you, closes his eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between the two of you. You gain 20 mana points!
Joter opens his eyes, looking slightly drained.

(Iscikella glares out in the shadows...)

Mystra asks, "So ye wish to tickle, hug, generally fidget Lich?"

You ask, "Wanting to leave a sting, lich?"

Arimantis squints.

Aranrhod rubs you gently.

Mystra chuckles.

Peals of harsh laughter echo throughout the room and fade off into the night.

Sheka suddenly fades into view.

Mystra says, "Oh aye"

Ralkir stares at Aranrhod.

Delyorik blinks.

Ilvane mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Arimantis moves to stand in front of Ilvane.

Sheka says, "You are lucky it didn't wrench your foul tongue from your mouth, woman"

Aranrhod blinks.

Opalina exclaims, "wait who is the one who is trying to make me take the staff!"

Mystra says, "Sheka ye will speak to me with courtesy"

Opalina sighs.

Ralkir stands up.

Kadesha says, "Im bettin it sensed its target"

Joter stands up.

Ralkir kicks Sheka!

An arctic wolf pads into the room.

Ralkir sits down.

Opalina says, "they won't say who it is"

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

You rub Opalina.

Opalina says, "he won't say who he is"

Mystra says, "OR Ye will nae speak to me atall."

The arctic wolf looks around suspiciously.

Mystra stares at Sheka.

Kadesha says, "if she does Mystra, youll be the first"

Sheka says, "When I do speak to you. We shall worry about it then."

Sheka nods to Mystra.

Mystra asks, "Ye understand me?"

Sheka turns away from Mystra, ignoring her.

Mystra waves a hand at Sheka, dismissing her indifferently.

Alexhandro just arrived.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Alexhandro taps Ilvane lightly on her shoulder.

Mystra just hugged Ilvane.

(Aranrhod glances down)

You give a sigh of frustration.

Alexhandro says, "Me needs ta speak wif yas..."

You say, "But we know for sure now..."

Alexhandro says, "Kinda important."

Ilvane just hugged Mystra.

You say, "Rivalries."

You say, "And I will feed them."

Arimantis ponders.

You have a headache.

You say, "And split them asunder."

The arctic wolf sniffs the ground.

Ilvane grumbles.

Ilvane glances at you and paces back and forth.

The arctic wolf sits down.

Mystra says, "I believe the LIch ha'e left in a bit of a fit of cowardice."

Ralkir smiles at Aranrhod.

Mystra chuckles.

Joter says, "We will Isci. If they have rivalries then each of us have qualities that will break them apart."

You say, "It is the best weapon we have, Ilvane."

Ilvane leans on Alexhandro.

Mystra says, "I will be in the Hall of Kings if I am needed."

Sheka asks, "Oh how she loves to stir the Darkness....no?"

Alexhandro asks, "Would ya come wit me please?"

Mystra just went up.

Sheka cocks her head at Ilvane.

Sheka smirks.

You say, "If they are not together, they are weaker."

You nod to Ilvane.

Ilvane frowns at Sheka.

Joter says, "Alexh now is a bad time."

The arctic wolf scratches itself.

Aranrhod searches around for a moment.

Ralkir grins at Aranrhod.

Aranrhod rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You say, "They needed the power of all Nine to get out."

Alexhandro glances at Arimantis.

Arimantis asks, "Which ones is it.. that don get along?"

The arctic wolf looks upward negligently.

Sheka says, "The ones in her imaganition"

Arimantis glances at Alexhandro.

Sheka points at you.

You say, "So... splitting them is a good bet."

Sheka nods to Arimantis.

Sheka chuckles.

Alexhandro's group just went southwest.

The arctic wolf stands back up.

You look at Sheka and shake your head.

The arctic wolf pads off.

Sheka nods to you.

You say, "this was not the first sign of rivalry."

You say, "Even before they were out, they were arguing."

Aranrhod asks, "But do you know which one it was?"

You say, "The one in me and the one in Tianni."

Aranrhod peers quizzically at you.

You say, "This just proves it out."

You say, "they are not united."

Kadesha nods to Niqi.

You say, "And they can be split."

Sheka says, "We are dealing with very powerful ones here. They did not get there for their weak personalities."

You say, "The one in Opalina, but we don't know which that is, Aran."

You say, "Wouldn't say."

Kadesha says, "bah"

You say, "They have powerful magics."

Opalina says, "neither them or him"

Kadesha says, "puppets of Luukos who craved power an are now undead"

Aranrhod shifts her weight.

You say, "Powerful magics does not mean resistant emotions."

Joter says, "you misunderstand me. I meant that since each of us have varying qualities like Sheka's annoyance, my logic, and so forth that these varying characteristics can break them apart, they need not be together to do this."

Ralkir sniffs.

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

Kadesha says, "don sound real bright minded to me"

Ralkir nods to Aranrhod.

Aranrhod rubs Ralkir gently.

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

Sheka asks, "How would you know anyway?"

Opalina closes her eyes for a moment.

Sheka sneers at Kadesha.

Silon just arrived.

You say, "So splitting them is a good course."

Aranrhod says, "Excuse me a moment...someone is requesting to speak with me"

Aranrhod just went southwest.

Silon just hugged Opalina.

Silon just hugged Kadesha.

You say, "Let them use their magicks against one another."

You say, "Let them waste their energies."

Sheka looks over at Silon and shakes her head.

Delyorik rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Delyorik just went up.

Joter rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "And apparently the lich did not much like that I called them out on such rivalries."

You say, "By the reaction."

Joter says, "So lich, why don't you tell us your plans."

Niqi nods to you.

You say, "So like a gnat I will buzz it."

Sheka glances at Joter.

Sheka gazes heavenward.

Terrypyn just arrived.

Joter says, "It worth a try."

Terrypyn bows to Opalina.

Joter smiles.

Terrypyn bows to you.

You curtsy to Terrypyn.

Lady Heathyranne just arrived.

Terrypyn just went southwest.

Lord Tjaran just arrived.

Heathyranne smiles.

You curtsy to Heathyranne.

Heathyranne smiles at you.

Heathyranne says, "G'eve all"

Heathyranne just hugged Kadesha.

You say, "Evening."

Joter says, "Sorry Heathyranne, I was here when to pray at the altar when a lich popped in"

Heathyranne grins at Sheka.

Ichiko just arrived.

Kadesha just hugged Heathyranne.

Heathyranne smiles at Joter.

Sheka squints at Heathyranne.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Heathyranne asks, "Another lich?"

Heathyranne shudders.

You nod to Heathyranne.

Niqi says, "evenin Lady Heather"

Joter says, "As Isci was talking to Opalina"

Heathyranne just gave Silon a smooch.

Niqi curtsies to Heathyranne.

Tjaran just tickled Heathyranne.

You say, "Was listening in on Opalina and I."

Ichiko asks, "Eh..?"

You say, "But revealed something very telling..."

You say, "Very great rivalries amongst the Nine."

Ralkir stands up.

Heathyranne says, "Ah"

Sheka says, "According to the imagination of the Misguided One"

You say, "They are not united."

Sheka stares off into space.

A disembodied voice shrieks in your head, "Make no mistake, lady! We do not use our magicks against any but Thurfel! And you would be wise to follow suit!"

Heathyranne says, "that makes sense"

Ichiko blinks.

You laugh out loud!

Kadesha glances at you.

Heathyranne says, "Ye look like ye hae an assassin after ye."

You say, "Oh, I hear ye, voice."

Opalina blinks.

Kadesha nods to Heathyranne.

Heathyranne says, "I know that look well..."

You say, "Shriek all ye want."

Kadesha nods to Heathyranne.
Kadesha nods to Heathyranne.

Sheka glances at Opalina.

Heathyranne says, "usually see it in the mirror"

You say, "And I will buzz ye like a gnat"

Silon just left.

Heathyranne grins at Kadesha.

You laugh out loud!

Sheka says, "Please don't"

Joter asks, "Who you talking to Isci?"

Niqi's jaw drops.

Kadesha says, "I got familiar too"

Kadesha grins at Heathyranne.

Opalina says, "to the voice in her head"

You say, "the lich."

Niqi says, "somethin startled her"

Heathyranne stands in front of a grey altar.

Heathyranne kneels down.

You say, "Talking to me."

Niqi cocks her head at you.

Heathyranne places her hand on her black prayer beads.

Heathyranne continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Ralkir gazes fondly at you.

You say, "Shrieking in my head."

Ralkir blushes and babbles a few incoherent words, looking sincerely flustered.

Ralkir just went southwest.

You say, "Seems I rankled it a bit."

You smirk.

Tjaran kneels down.

Niqi just went southwest.

Sheka asks, "You sure it isn't just past echoes of this one?"

Sheka gives Opalina a good pinch!

Tjaran closes his eyes for a moment.

You look at Sheka and shake your head.

Kadesha smiles at you.

Joter says, "Well lich you sure have not done so to me."

Opalina closes her eyes for a moment.

You say, "I defintely rankled it."

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Kadesha asks, "know who it is Iscikella?"

You look at Kadesha and shake your head.

You say, "But the voice is high-pitched."

You say, "Isn't Gavrail."

You say, "But perhaps female."

Sheka says, "I am glad you are getting so much enjoyment from angering them."

Kadesha says, "must not be Aslakian I ain dead yet"

Sheka smiles chillingly at Iscikella.

Kadesha says, "I enjoy angering them too"

Kadesha nods to Sheka.

(Heathyranne interrupts her prayer to grin at Kadesha.)

Opalina shakes her head.

Heathyranne says, "Aslakian took a shine to me too."

Heathyranne nods to Kadesha.

Sheka says, "Good dog."

You say, "I hit a nerve."

Tjaran says, "And to me as well."

Heathyranne says, "or should I say a burn or two."

(Sheka pets Kadesha on the head.)

You say, "Poor lich, no one to ease its twitch."

Sheka smirks.

You laugh out loud!

A bolt of lightning streaks down from the sky and strikes you!
... 13 points of damage!
Heavy shock to left arm numbs elbow.
You are stunned for 2 rounds!

A tremendous crack of thunder follows instantly!

Kadesha asks, "what ya think I wanna be chummy with em?"

You are still stunned.

Joter says, "Isci"

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures at you.
You are no longer stunned.

You laugh out loud!

Opalina's face turns slightly pale.

You say, "I knew ye would do that."

Kadesha starts chuckling at you!

Sheka examines her fingernails.

You say, "Hit that nerve hard I see."

Sheka glances at you.

Ichiko says, "Lightning..that's new, th' others throw fireballs"

Opalina looks over at Ichiko and shakes her head.

Joter asks, "Lich, don't you more to you than simply hurting people?"

Opalina says, "mine throw's lighting"

You say, "Has been a few lightning bolts."

Joter says, "Anyone can do that."

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

Ichiko shrugs.

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

Opalina says, "and another one does too"

Joter says, "Just shows you are weak"

(Heathyranne returns to her prayers, murmuring something under her breath about "I shall seek what Thou didst ask me too." She leans forward, touching the altar once with great reverence, then turns her attention back to the hall.)

Ichiko says, "I've only seen a bit of their presence"

(Tjaran appears lost in thought.)

Kadesha says, "maybe they will be tree spirits when they grow up"

Heathyranne smiles.

Heathyranne says, "Antagonizing them probably does little good."

Sheka says, "They care not to hear such things."

Sheka nods to Heathyranne.

Joter says, "Who says I am antagonizing. I am telling the truth."

Delyorik just arrived.

Sheka says, "The Misguided One is seeking to incite them."

Delyorik rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Delyorik just touched a grey altar.

Delyorik closes his eyes for a moment.

Sheka says, "The others are following,.....like good little sheep."

You say, "Oh, Sheka, I am but seeking... knowledge of them."

Sheka stares off into space.

(Tjaran opens his eyes and lets out a deep breath.)

You smirk.

Tjaran sits up.

You say, "How they... react to one another."

Heathyranne blinks.

Joter says, "A strong person need not fight with arms or spells. Their words fight for them."

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Heathyranne says, "I..."

You say, "And seems not too well."

Sheka asks, "Who?"

Heathyranne blinks.

Heathyranne says, "Oh me."

Sheka cocks her head at Heathyranne.

Arimantis's group just arrived.

Kadesha asks, "Sheka? when did I ever follow the usually passive Iscikella ta incite evil things which I despise?"

Heathyranne says, "Elendr..."

Niqi just arrived.

An emperor penguin waddles into the room.

Heathyranne asks, "He is one of the possessed, aye?"

Niqi just went up.

Sheka says, "Always."

Niqi just arrived.

Delyorik nods to Heathyranne.

Sheka nods to Kadesha.

Joter whispers, "I getting under their collar?"

You nod to Heathyranne.

Kadesha says, "not follow, she usually is passive"

Opalina nods to Heathyranne.

Delyorik says, "I...."

Niqi kneels down.

Arimantis asks, "What bout him?"

You whisper quietly to Joter, "Not responding now. I think gone."

Heathyranne asks, "That was nae from ye then, My Lady, was it?"

Kadesha says, "I will never kiss up to evil"

Niqi leans against a black altar.

Kadesha stares at Sheka.

(Heathyranne glances at the north wall.)

Arimantis glances at Delyorik.

Opalina wrings her hands.

Joter whispers, "probably hates my logic"

Sheka says, "No.....she is usually seeking the Darkness."

Heathyranne asks, "It felt different...why would I give the staff to him?"

You wave a hand at Sheka, dismissing her indifferently.

Delyorik rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Heathyranne ponders.

Tjaran says, "Nor will I exchange insults with it again."

You say, "Sheka, ye know I won a point here."

Ilvane glances at Heathyranne.

Opalina peers quizzically at Heathyranne.

You say, "So eat the crow."

You say, "It doesn't taste that bad."

Heathyranne says, "I was just told.."

Heathyranne asks, "did nae one else hear the voice?"

Sheka says, "Only of how wrong you are being."

Opalina looks over at Heathyranne and shakes her head.

Niqi glances at Heathyranne.

Niqi shakes her head.

Ichiko shakes her head.

Arimantis asks, "What voice?"

Joter says, "No"

Ilvane says, "No listening to voices in your head."

Ilvane flails her arms about.

You look at Heathyranne and shake your head.

Arimantis mutters something about confuseded.

Kadesha peers quizzically at Heathyranne.

Ichiko wiggles her ears.

Alexhandro nods to Arimantis.

Kadesha asks, "what did ye hear?"

Heathyranne says, "I do nae believe twas My Lady, she already told me what to seek last night."

Tjaran says, "A loud, evil voice in my head, it was."

You ask, "And what is that?"

Heathyranne says, "But this voice...tried to be in answer to my prayer..."

Heathyranne says, "and that I should seek the staff for Elendr."

Arimantis ponders.

Opalina asks, "just now?"

Ilvane glances at Heathyranne.

Arimantis glances at Alexhandro.

Ilvane says, "No."

Arimantis says, "No.. don't"

The emperor penguin preens itself quietly.

Niqi says, "Elendr"

Heathyranne nods to Opalina.

Ilvane says, "Do not do that."

Niqi rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Alexhandro gibbers incoherently.

Heathyranne says, "Aye, just now."

Delyorik sighs.

Delyorik rubs Heathyranne gently.

Alexhandro glances at Ilvane.

Arimantis says, "Somethin isn't right.."

Delyorik says, "Balance."

Heathyranne says, "I know where tis, of course"

Ilvane says, "Alexhandro, tell them what you saw."

Ilvane just tried to pull Alexhandro towards her!

You say, "Uh, I don't think that is in answer to a prayer."

Arimantis nods.

Heathyranne says, "But I do nae think twas Lumnis telling me that."

Tjaran says, "Oh, I thought you were speaking of the one earlier."

You say, "Elendr is a possessed."

Heathyranne says, "Sounds more like one of the Nine."

You say, "The one who has given in."

Arimantis says, "Tell em, is important"

Heathyranne nods to you.

Joter says, "Heathyranne, I am going to say something vain so take it right."

Alexhandro says, "Umm...everyone...I got somethin important ta say."

You nod to Heathyranne.

Ilvane says, "Listen.."

You cock your head at Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "Alexhandro saw something."

Niqi says, "aye..Elendr is..confused"

Kadesha peers quizzically at Alexhandro.

You ask, "What did he see?"

You cock your head at Ilvane.

Heathyranne asks, "What did ye see?"

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Heathyranne peers quizzically at Alexhandro.

Arimantis says, "Let him tells"

Ilvane nods.

Joter says, "If you give the staff to someone give it to me."

Alexhandro says, "A while ago, I was at da giantman tree."

Alexhandro says, "Elendr was dere."

Delyorik touches one finger to his lips.

The emperor penguin sits down.

Alexhandro says, "Talkin ta wha seemed ta be himself."

Alexhandro says, "When I asked him who he was talkin ta, he said da ruler of Icemule."

Sheka blinks.

Alexhandro says, "He said he had a journey he needed ta go on."

Opalina shudders.

Ilvane nods.

Alexhandro says, "I tried ta ask if I could go wit him, but he said no."

Delyorik closes his eyes for a moment.

You say, "Well, Elendr thinks the Nine are that. Likely was Gavrail."

Arimantis nods to you.

The emperor penguin preens itself quietly.

Opalina says, "he's goin to EN"

Alexhandro says, "He bow to someone, who he referred to as 'His Lady', and left."

Heathyranne shivers.

You say, "Xeldria will not give him the staff."

You say, "Aye, Gavrail."

Alexhandro says, "Before he did, he acquired a look of mission."

Joter says, "Maybe it was Gavrail who was here and disguised her voice."

Sheka narrows her eyes.

Tjaran says, "It is a shame to see someone lose their mind to this"

Kadesha sighs.

You say, "I think he lost his soul more like."

You sigh softly.

Tjaran nods.

Opalina whimpers.

Alexhandro says, "An now, a few minutes ago, my penguin couldn't find him...so he's already gone."

You cock your head at Opalina.

Delyorik nods to Alexhandro.

Tjaran says, "That...is even worse..."

You ask, "Opalina?"

You ask, "Something wrong?"

Opalina shakes her head.

You rub Opalina.

Opalina says, "just not liken what I hear"

The emperor penguin shakes its head.

Ilvane nods.

Arimantis says, "I am almost sure.. he has gone ta seek Xeldria"

Delyorik nods to the emperor penguin.

Sheka smiles coldly.

Ichiko pets Alexhandro's emperor penguin.

Opalina nods to Arimantis.

Niqi says, "I saw Elendr with Tanager and Jacinto last eve at the giantman tree...they were arguin a bit wit him...he said he hated them"

You say, "he may seek her, but won't get him far."

Niqi shrugs.

You say, "Elendr hates everyone right now."

Ilvane says, "Scary to think of..and then that Heathyranne should hear she should give the staff to him.."

You sigh.

Opalina says, "I already warned EN"

Arimantis says, "An.. if he finds her, Im sure Gavrail will follow"

Opalina says, "they know the council is coming"

You nod to Arimantis.

Heathyranne nods to Ilvane.

You say, "Likely."

Arimantis nods to Ilvane.

Opalina says, "they know other's are coming in search of the staff"

Delyorik says, "I pray you sent a messenger fleet of foot"

Delyorik nods to Opalina.

You say, "That perfumed witch."

Opalina says, "her friends will warn her"

You shudder.

Sheka says, "Xeldria was warned back when Thurfel went to ask her for the Staff."

Opalina says, "I made sure of that."

Ilvane says, "Alexhandro, thank you for letting us know."

Ilvane just hugged Alexhandro.

Tjaran asks, "So what do we do? Sit and wait?"

Heathyranne just hugged Alexhandro.

Heathyranne says, "Aye, thank ye."

Joter says, "Thanks cousin"

Opalina says, "Well she was warned again last night Sheka"

Alexhandro says, "Notta prollem. Jest thought it was important."

You say, "I don't know what else we can do."

Opalina places her arms akimbo and looks about as if waiting for something.

Tjaran nods.

Sheka says, "She will get what is coming for her selfishness."

Joter rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Sheka smirks.

Ilvane says, "It is important, very much so."

Heathyranne says, "I shall continue to search for the knowledge I was told to look for."

You say, "Xeldria will not give him the staff."

Ilvane says, "Important too."

Joter asks, "Is there someone I am not related to?"

Black tendrils of energy skitter out of the shadows, and flow in serpentine patterns over the ground.

Heathyranne says, "I am unsure it is anything to do with this though."

Heathyranne gasps.

Ichiko gasps.

Delyorik blinks.

Sheka says, "She may have no choice."

You say, "Uh-oh."

Sheka smiles at you.

Opalina closes her eyes for a moment.

Arimantis blinks.

(Iscikella glances at the tendrils.)

Opalina says, "I don't wanna look"

Delyorik casts an appraising glance at his circles tattoo.

Niqi scowls.

Delyorik just touched a grey altar.

Niqi checks her footing.

Ilvane takes a few steps in a small circle.

Ichiko cowers.

Delyorik closes his eyes for a moment.

Alexhandro says, "Uh oh..."

(Arimantis places himself between Ilvane and the tendrils)

Tjaran stands up.

Tjaran checks his footing.

(Sheka glances at the tendrils.)

Heathyranne just touched a grey altar.

Heathyranne places her hand on her black prayer beads.

Ichiko rubs a silver Niima symbol.

Arimantis just touched a black altar.

Sheka raises an eyebrow in Arimantis's direction.

Sheka smirks.

Tjaran says, "Cousin, smile on me today..."

Arimantis removes a cup of holy water from in his rune-covered bag.

Tjaran closes his eyes for a moment.

(Arimantis dips his fingers in the holy water and sprinkles it on the ground)

Delyorik says, "Lumnis, hear me."

Delyorik closes his eyes for a moment.

The emperor penguin preens itself quietly.

Sheka hisses at Delyorik.

Joter clasps your hand tenderly.

The flowing energy begins to make a spiral around the penguin, like a stalking predator.

Arimantis gazes with interest at the south wall.

disbandJoter says, "I got you, Isci"

The emperor penguin shakes its head.

Alexhandro rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Ilvane blinks.

Niqi says, "penguin.."

Delyorik glances at Sheka.

Opalina gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Ilvane exclaims, "Alexhandro, your penguin!"

Alexhandro says, "My penguin..."

Alexhandro glowers.

Sheka smiles cruelly as she watches the tendril.

As Delyorik touches his falchion, a look of sickness passes briefly over his face.

Niqi says, "I dun't wanna see fried penguin"

Arimantis pets Alexhandro's emperor penguin.

(Ilvane glances over at the penguin, then back to Alexhandro)

(Opalina tries to pull the penguin out of the tendrils)

Ilvane says, "Be careful.."

Delyorik closes his eyes for a moment.

The emperor penguin eyes the area with apparent disinterest.

You ask, "What did that penguin do to ye, lich? Is just an innocent critter?"

Ilvane asks, "Remember what they did to the penguins on penguin hill?"

Ilvane peers quizzically at you.

Niqi says, "preyin in the weak"

Niqi sighs.

Arimantis glances at Ilvane.

Alexhandro says, "Ummm...Sheka, how would ya like it if it were yer familiar? I happen ta respect mines."

Niqi gazes heavenward.

Arimantis cringes.

You nod to Ilvane.

Ilvane says, "They don't like penguins..not at all.."

You shudder.

You say, "Poor little birds."

Heathyranne says, "Penguins are so harmless."

Ilvane says, "Poor things running from the pool, in flames.."

Ichiko nods to Heathyranne.

Tjaran pets Alexhandro's emperor penguin.

Sheka says, "Perhaps you should respect the one meaning harm to your familiar."

Sheka nods to Alexhandro.

Ilvane closes her eyes for a moment.

Tjaran says, "Easy there, fellow."

(Joter walks like a penguin.)

Niqi blinks at Ilvane.

Niqi asks, "really?"

The emperor penguin preens itself quietly.

Ichiko glares at Sheka.

Ilvane nods to Niqi.

Alexhandro glances at Sheka.

Niqi shudders.

Alexhandro says, "I think NOT."

You say, "Say what ye've come to say, lich. Don't torture that little animal."

Delyorik slowly empties his lungs.

(Arimantis traces the symbol of Ronan lightly on the penguin's head)

The black energy suddenly lurches upwards, and strikes the penguin, slowly seeping beneath its skin.

Joter says, "See lich, harmless."

Niqi says, "glad I missed that..I woulda cried my eyes out"

Heathyranne says, "They're nae quite as cute as lemurs, but they are nae exactly worthy opponents for such "mightiness" of the nine."

Sheka shrugs.

You gasp.

Ilvane gasps.

Sheka says, "So be it."

Kadesha winces.

Ilvane nods to Niqi.

Heathyranne sighs sadly.

The emperor penguin eyes the area with apparent disinterest.

Alexhandro says, "Whatever ya is, leave me penguin alone."

Ilvane says, "We did as well."

Arimantis says, "Hmm.."

Joter says, "Call it back, Alex"

Tjaran says, "Especially since they cannot speak for themselves."

Opalina gulps.

Delyorik stands in front of a grey altar.

Sheka cackles!

You say, "I think they are possessing it."

You blink.

Ilvane asks, "A penguin?"

Alexhandro says, "All I can do is send it away...which would do it more harm den good."

Joter says, "It will hurt you"

Opalina says, "they are doing something to it"

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

You nod to Opalina.

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

Sheka says, "It wishes to be a birdbrain so it can commune better with those here."

Ilvane says, "What an odd choice to possess."

Sheka sneers.

(Opalina stares at the penguin)

Arimantis says, "Hmm.."

Dregaus asks, "now, where is this?"

Tjaran says, "Possesing a penguin, that does not seem rather intimidating."

Dregaus says, "I've never been here before.."

Arimantis asks, "What could they want with a penguin?"

Dregaus blinks.

Ilvane begins chuckling at Tjaran.

You say, "Hall of the Mind."

The emperor penguin watches you quietly.

The penguin's eyes flash an inky black, and as does Alexhandro's.

Ilvane gasps.

Arimantis glances at Alexhandro.

You gasp.

Ilvane exclaims, "Alexhandro!"

You exclaim, "Alexhandro!"

Ichiko raises an eyebrow.

Sheka leans against the north wall.

Opalina exclaims, "Oh my!"

Dregaus says, "I came to icemule trace, didn't know everyone else was coming too, hehe"

Joter exclaims, "Cousin!"

You gawk at Alexhandro.

Kadesha asks, "9th?"

Niqi says, "eep"

Delyorik says, "I've an inclination that the penguin would possess the power of the possessor."

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

(Sheka watches, her eyes glittering with excitement.)

Heathyranne shivers.

Tjaran blinks.

Niqi glances at Alexhandro.

Ilvane exclaims, "Don't let it take you!"

Heathyranne rubs Alexhandro gently.

Kadesha bites her lip.

Arimantis asks, "Alexhandro?"

The emperor penguin watches you quietly.

You say, "Well, we have a lich... uh... using a familiar and its mage at the moment."

You point at an emperor penguin.

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

Ilvane moves to stand in front of Alexhandro.

Dregaus nods.

Opalina's jaw drops.

The emperor penguin watches you quietly.

Dregaus asks, "at this moment?"

Dregaus's jaw drops.

Niqi says, "git rid of the penguin Alexhandro..so it can' flow thru ta ya"

Heathyranne nods to Dregaus.

Opalina asks, "what do you want?"

(Delyorik turns to face the grey altar.)

Kadesha gestures at Alexhandro.
The glazed look leaves Alexhandro.

Alexhandro blinks.

Delyorik kneels down.

(Arimantis turns the page of his prayerbook and says a silent prayer over Alexhandro)

Arimantis traces the lines of his symbol of Ronan.

Heathyranne places her hand on her black prayer beads.

Ichiko says, "Aye..even this place is not safe from their darkness"

Alexhandro asks, "Wha happened?"

Delyorik just touched a grey altar.

Arimantis just touched Alexhandro.

Alexhandro blinks.

You reach out and touch a multi-gemmed quintuple ring medallion.

You kiss your Lumnis symbol softly, murmuring a quiet prayer.

Sheka begins chuckling at Arimantis.

Kadesha shudders.

Joter gestures at Alexhandro.
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A calm washes over Alexhandro.

Opalina says, "Alex ..."

Heathyranne traces the lines of her golden phoenix tattoo.

Arimantis asks, "You alright?"

Alexhandro lets out a low, eerie moan of agony.

Sheka's Eorgina amulet emits a soft grey glow.

You say, "yer eyes, Alex..."

Opalina exclaims, "the black stuff went into your penguin!"

You gasp.

Kadesha sighs.

Alexhandro shudders.

Opalina exclaims, "and then you!"

Sheka smiles cruelly.

Opalina rubs Alexhandro gently.

Alexhandro exclaims, "My insides...dere on fire!"

You ask, "Are they hurting ye?"

Joter says, "Cousin, fight it"

Alexhandro's face turns slightly pale.

You flail your arms about.

Opalina says, "he's the 9th"

Ilvane just tried to pull Alexhandro towards her!

You exclaim, "Damnable lich!"

Ilvane exclaims, "No!"

Arimantis says, "Alexhandro.. fight it"

Kadesha nods.

Tjaran exclaims, "Do not submit!"

Opalina peers quizzically at you.

Sheka cackles!

Delyorik says, "Your love for your familiar made it easier for the power to possess you."

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

Delyorik just touched Alexhandro.

Delyorik sighs.

Tjaran exclaims, "You must not submit!"

Joter says, "Damn, I can't do anything"

Alexhandro says, "I ain't gonna submit...I's of me own will."

Niqi gasps.

Niqi continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

The inky blackness fades from Alexhandro's eyes as the black energy leaves the penguin.

Heathyranne smiles at Alexhandro.

Arimantis ponders.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Heathyranne says, "Well done."

You ask, "ye feel allright?"

Sheka says, "hmmmm"

Tjaran gives a sigh of relief.

Ilvane blinks.

Sheka gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Niqi shivers.

Alexhandro says, "Fer now, yes."



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