Rot & Bile
Leyan, day 24 of the month Olaesta in the year 5102

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
This log is from Vonka's player, and, therefore, the "you" references in this log refer to said character, not Iscikella. In this log the words/actions of the lich essence are recognizable as they read "Vonka" rather than "you" and the acts are not in parentheses. During the time the lich essence was in control of Vonka, her player had no input into those words/actions.
***END NOTE***

[Temple Burrow, Penguin Hill]
A small lake has formed here, making this a popular spot for the local wildlife. A huge grouping of penguins lives on the shore of the lake, waddling comically around the edge, preening or catching the cold water fish. A smooth area on the bank makes an ideal slide for the creatures and, looking more closely, it seems you could join in the fun.
Also here: Sansil, Hypherdol
Obvious paths: down.
Plumbley and Roelon followed.

A faint glimmer draws your attention to the icy lake briefly, then simply disappears.

You ask, "So, yer husban' said ter meet yer at de temple?"

You cock your head at Hypherdol.

Sansil says, "Mayhaps ye can tell them what ye told me milady"

Hypherdol says, "he has been away for many many a moon"

Sansil says, "Before I speak what I shall"

(Vonka glances at the lake, then blinks.)

Hypherdol says, "well"

Hypherdol says, "I felt that I should go this eve into the temple to meet my love"

Plumbley hiccups!

Hypherdol says, "was chatting in town square at the time"

Hypherdol shrugs.

Sansil whispers, "sorry to call ye all here but needed a bit of help here"

Plumbley exclaims, "You should, you should!"

Plumbley beams happily at Hypherdol!

Hypherdol says, "wandered into the temple and headed up but"

You nod to Sansil.

Plumbley's jaw drops.

Hypherdol says, "was pulled to the place where you found me most latly"

Sansil nods.

The glassy reflections cast by the ice begin to turn darker and darker, until even the glow of the moons ebbs away, leaving only a pool of blackness before you.

Hypherdol says, "I seem to remember little except"

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

Sansil says, "And I felt the need to pass by that place"

Sansil says, "where I found ye"

(Vonka glances at the lake, distracted.)

Hypherdol says, "Felnarn came in and pledged to stay with me for evermore"

Sansil whispers, "now now hun, pay attention"

Plumbley exclaims, "You fallified in a sticker bush!"

Plumbley points at Hypherdol.

Plumbley's jaw drops.

(Vonka blinks and turns her attention back to Hypherdol.)

Hypherdol asks, "eh?"

Sansil nods.

Hypherdol says, "no stickeds on me...jes in me"

Roelon whispers, "Ah much be off, be safe little one."

Hypherdol winks.

Holding the edge of his hooded cloak, Roelon bows deeply with a flourish.

Plumbley exclaims, "There's a sticker in your finger, honest there is!"

Hypherdol waggles her fingers mystically at Plumbley. How nice.

Lord Roelon just went down.

Plumbley exclaims, "See, see!"

Plumbley nods.

Faint images roll across the darkness before you, resembling wisps of steam rising languidly.

Plumbley nods.

Hypherdol giggles.

Sansil laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

You blink.

Hypherdol asks, "remember the time I spikes ya by mistake hon?"

Hypherdol laughs!

Hypherdol smiles at Felnarn

Sansil shakes his head.

Plumbley exclaims, "I do, I do! When?!"

(Vonka tries to keep looking at Hypherdol, but keeps glancing worriedly at the lake.)

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

Sansil whispers, "what tis wrong hun?"

Sansil says, "milady...."

Hypherdol asks, "hmm?"

Hypherdol smiles at Sansil.

You whisper quietly to Sansil, " De lake--yer dun' see de mist?"

Sansil asks, "Did ye love pass away or did he leave for a bit and never returned?"

The wispy tendrils begin to swirl around one another, converging into the image of a tormented visage before dispersing into darkness once again.

Hypherdol says, "he has been traveling for many moons"

Sansil whispers, "nae i do not, stay close to me"

Hypherdol says, "bit now is back ith me"

Whimper
Poor baby!

Plumbley exclaims, "That's even more than a week!"

Plumbley beams!

(Vonka edges closer to Sansil.)

Sansil ponders.

Hypherdol nods to Plumbley.

Hypherdol says, "was long he was away"

Sansil rubs you gently.

Hypherdol gets an odd look on her face.

(Vonka is now staring fixedly at the lake, her eyes darting every which way, searching the darkness.)

A low, bemused chuckle echoes within your mind, "Do you think I did not hear you that day, little one? You seek to deceive the one who is meshed with your very thoughts? Tsk, tsk..."

Hypherdol says, "do not scare the penguins"

Hypherdol touches one finger to her lips.

Plumbley exclaims, "There big shiny fish in there, there is!"

Plumbley beams happily at you!

Hypherdol stares off into space.

Sansil stands in front of you.

You gasp.

Sansil tightens his grip on his dark mistwood staff.

You shudder.

You ask, "Whut... whut did yer hear...?"

Hypherdol asks, "Sansil...?"

Plumbley exclaims, "I heard you gaspify, I did!"

Hypherdol peers quizzically at Sansil.

Plumbley beams happily at you!

Sansil asks, "yes milady?"

The darkness within the lake begins to churn, roiling and bubbling frantically.

(Vonka stares at the lake, her face growing pale.)

You shriek!

Sansil asks, "Vonka what is it?"

(Vonka scrabbles away from the lake.)

Hypherdol says, "my eyes probably brought me to the wrong spot. I still am concerned as to your being in that place"

You stand back up.

You exclaim, "Yer keep 'way from me!"

Sansil says, "I am everywhere milady"

Sansil asks, "vonka what is it?"

The same low voice reverberates from the now-bubbling lake, "Everything. I know... everything about you, little one. And it's time to learn..."

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

Sansil says, "As I said I have been known to help those that need it"

(Vonka points at the lake.)

Sansil says, "I had that feeling..."

You scream!

Plumbley exclaims, "Me too, me too!"

Sansil says, "to go to pass by there"

Plumbley beams happily at Sansil!

Hypherdol says, "aye, you were invisible indeed"

Plumbley bounces around happily.

Sansil nods.

You say, "Dun...! I be good.."

Hypherdol scratches her head.

You exclaim, "I be good!"

You wail!

Plumbley gawks at you.

Sansil says, "I am a mage milady"

Hypherdol says, "hmm"

Sansil rubs you gently.

Whimper
Poor baby!

You hug Sansil.

Sansil says, "I nae see anything. Vonka what is it"

Plumbley exclaims, "Lakes are scary!"

Plumbley nods.
Plumbley nods.

The boiling lake of shadow continues to rise, heaving as if some gigantic beast in the throes of slumber. The voice chuckles wildly in response, "...that you can never escape, and you can never survive..."

You say, "Me ennty be mad."

Hypherdol asks, "regardless...what is your concern again?"

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

You wail!

You kneel down.

Sansil says, "That ye are seeing a figure of what once was"

Sansil nods to Hypherdol.

Sansil glances at you.

Hypherdol says, "heavens no"

Sansil nods to Hypherdol.

(Vonka inches toward the lake, staring into it.)

Hypherdol waves a hand at Sansil, dismissing him indifferently.

Sansil sighs.

Plumbley gawks at you.

You ask, "Er yer in der, Ennty?"

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

You ask, "Be dat where yer lives?"

Sansil exclaims, "stay by my side vonka!"

Hypherdol says, "I am thrilled with my Felnarn's return"

Sansil says, "milady"

You tremble.

Plumbley beams happily at Hypherdol!

Hypherdol nods to Plumbley.

Hypherdol beams!

Plumbley exclaims, "Me too, me too!"

Sansil says, "I am glad for ye milady"

Plumbley exclaims, "Where is he?!"

Hypherdol lets out a cheer!

Hypherdol exclaims, "heres to you hon!"

Hypherdol removes a bottle of dark rum from in her veniom-threaded sack.
Hypherdol raises her dark rum skyward!
Hypherdol takes a hearty swig of her rum.

Plumbley beams happily at Hypherdol!

Sansil says, "but I also know that mularos loves the pain of others"

Plumbley bounces around happily.

Sansil says, "and suffering"

"Without...me..." The darkness suddenly explodes in a cacophony of mad laughter, glistening claws reaching out for you and tearing at your flesh!

Sansil says, "Those altars ye were at"

Plumbley exclaims, "And pie!"

You scream!

Plumbley beams!

Plumbley gawks at you.

You exclaim, "Me leg!"

Hypherdol says, "the one had lovely moon on it"

You wail!

Sansil nods.

Sansil says, "zelia's"

Sansil asks, "Do ye know of her?"

Sansil peers quizzically at Hypherdol.

(Vonka clutches at her stump.)
You have a completely severed right leg.

Sansil blinks.

Hypherdol says, "heard tales"

Sansil glances at you.

Sansil nods to Hypherdol.

Plumbley exclaims, "Bestest friend Vonka, your leg fallified off!"

You exclaim, "De lake et me leg!"

Hypherdol says, "nothing of interest to me"

Sansil exclaims, "vonka...!"

Plumbley gawks at you.

Sansil gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

You wail!

You wring your hands.

Plumbley pulls you to your feet.

You ask, "Whut der yer wan' from me, Ennty?"

Plumbley exclaims, "Legs fallifying off is the worstest!"

The darkness recedes into the ground, the last of the inky ooze freezing up into dim shadowy shards that hover about you in a circle.

You lean on Plumbley.

Hypherdol takes a hearty swig of her rum.

Hypherdol chuckles.

Sansil says, "Another of the nine wishes to join the others of facing my wrath it seems"

Hypherdol says, "thanks hon"

Hypherdol smiles at Felnarn

You blink.

Sansil glances at you.

You sob.

Plumbley rummages around in his pockets.

You bury your face in your hands.

Sansil asks, "Where is this one?"

Sansil peers quizzically at you.

You say, "It were in de lake."

You say, "But I t'ink it be gone now."

Hypherdol asks, "hmm?"

Hypherdol asks, "you catching the penguin's fishies?"

(Vonka looks down stupidly, as if she could find her leg lying around on the ground.)

Sansil shakes his head.

Sansil says, "we need to get her healed"

You blink.

Sansil glances at Hypherdol.

Hypherdol asks, "eh?"

Sansil says, "Think of what I have said milady and what ye know of those to Arkati"

You say, "It were on me when I got 'ere."

Plumbley exclaims, "Healification is the bestest!"

Plumbley beams!

Hypherdol asks, "someone be sick?"

You scratch your head.

Sansil points at you.

You blink at Sansil.

Hypherdol removes some ephlox moss from in her vine laced blouse.
Hypherdol drops some ephlox moss.

Plumbley exclaims, "Bestest best friend Vonka's leg fallified got eatified!"

Sansil says, "It seems Vonka that I will not rest now until all nine are defeated"

Plumbley points at you.

A face appears within each of the faceted shards, each one identical as it speaks its words in a low, deep tone, "You, my little puppet. All of you. Accept the power fully without deception, and be forever lifted up into life and power eternal." The burning eyes from the images stare deeply into your own.

Hypherdol says, "poor thing"

Hypherdol stands up.

Sansil says, "With every turn in this town...."

Hypherdol picks up some ephlox moss.

You gulp.

Plumbley gawks at Sansil.

Hypherdol offers you some ephlox moss. Enter ACCEPT to accept the offer or DECLINE to decline it. The offer will expire in 30 seconds.

You ask, "How der I do dat?"

Plumbley exclaims, "Not sleepifying makes you sleepy!"

You shudder.

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

You bite your lip.

You ask, "How der I 'scep' it?"

Hypherdol asks, "munch this?"

Hypherdol taps some ephlox moss.

Sansil says, "My oath to thurfel is made stronger"

Sansil shakes his head.

You sway back and forth.

Sansil rubs you gently.

Hypherdol reaches out and holds your hand.
Hypherdol clasps Sansil's hand tenderly.

Sansil says, "need to get her to a healer"

Sansil nods.

Hypherdol clasps Plumbley's hand tenderly.

Your surroundings blur into a white fog . . .

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease. You also see some ambrominas leaf, some basal moss, some woth flower, some aloeas stem, some wolifrew lichen, some woth flower, some aloeas stem and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Sansil, Plumbley, Hypherdol, Ova, Alanus, Looncael, Custis who is sitting, Klatt who is lying down, Kitlee, Lord Dling, Jervon, Fewen, Stunseed, Islyia, Lady Nakitta who is sitting, Bargyion who is lying down, Erlyn who is sitting, Nissra who is sitting, Rhapsity, Lorkyn who is sitting, Lord Darelan, Meadowstars who is sitting.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

Plumbley exclaims, "My mama used to whup me when I oathified!"

You blink.

Hypherdol exclaims, "she is fallin apart!"

You gaze in wonder at your surroundings.

Sansil points at you.

Hypherdol points at you.

Sansil says, "heal her please"

Plumbley's jaw drops.

You ask, "Whut.... whut happen?"

"Another ploy, little one?" The visages around you ask, "I will seek out the truth in you, in the most delicious way possible. Then we shall see if you wish to play games."

You gasp.

Hypherdol points at you.

Sansil asks, "tis there one about that can heal vonka?"

Hypherdol asks, "someone help her?"

You say, "Please...."

Kitlee meditates over you.
Kitlee screams and falls to the ground grasping her mangled right leg!
Kitlee takes your right leg damage.

Hypherdol points at you.

Fewen says, "ahh"

Plumbley gawks at Kitlee.

Kitlee meditates over you.
Kitlee takes all of your blood loss.

Sansil faces Kitlee, closes his eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between them!
Sansil opens his eyes, looking slightly drained.

You say, "I jus' be a li'l elf..."

Hypherdol says, "thanks"

Kitlee says, "Poor thing."

Slivers of shadow begin to creep across the ground, converging around Vonka in a circle. She seems to go completely stiff as they do.

Sansil gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

You say, "Whut do it matter whut I...."

Plumbley gawks at you.

Sansil glances at you.

Plumbley sniffs at you.

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

Sansil just tried to pull you towards him!

You say, "Please...."

You don't seem to be able to move to do that.

Hypherdol exclaims, "thanks hon!"

Hypherdol smiles at Felnarn

Fewen asks, "wha?"

Hypherdol smiles at Sansil.

You don't seem to be able to move to do that.

A strange sensation overcomes you, and pain begins to flood your limbs as flecks of blackness swim across your vision.

Sansil blinks.

Dalboz just arrived.

You don't seem to be able to move to do that.

Plumbley gawks at you.

Sansil says, "I will tell ye now...."

Sansil exclaims, "Leave her be!"

Sansil gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Plumbley exclaims, "Bestest friend Vonka, you're actifying funny!"

Plumbley peers quizzically at you.

Sansil tightens his grip on his dark mistwood staff.

You say, "I kin't move..."

You say, "Not fer nuttin'...."

Sansil blinks.

Plumbley pokes you in the ribs.

Plumbley furrows his brow.

Vonka says in a halting voice, "How do you protect this one, when I am her, and she is I? Our fates are intertwined."

Hypherdol stretches.

Sansil says, "Nae it is not"

Plumbley gawks at you.

Plumbley exclaims, "Bestest friend Vonka, you sure don't soundify like an elf anymore!"

Sansil says, "I have sworn to protect her long ago"

Sansil says, "and shall not waver in this "

Vonka's eyes turn a deep shade of black for a brief moment, and a sickening smile spreads across her face.

You say, "No, Ennty....."

Sansil says, "I know of a way to take ye from her"

You exclaim, "Please dun' hurt no one!"

Sansil says, "And I will not rest till ye and ye friends are defeated"

Sansil nods to you.

Hypherdol fidgets.

Sansil says, "Speak now if ye shall"

Plumbley gawks at Kitlee.

Vonka says in a halting voice, "So, little one... were you lying before? Shall I make you rip out the heart of your protector, will that make you realize I am sincere in this endeavor?"

Sansil softly kisses his Koar symbol, murmuring to himself.

Plumbley gawks at you.

Sansil says, "Koar give me strength"

You say, "Please... dun...."

Sansil says, "I shall not stand down"

Hypherdol says, "well time for us to sleep"

Hypherdol yawns.

Valdirn just arrived.

Sansil exclaims, "Leave her be!"

You say, "I dun' wanner hurt no one...."

Sansil glances at you.

Sansil says, "I shall know it tis not ye"

Hypherdol says, "so happy ya home"

Dalboz asks, "who ya after Vonka?"

Hypherdol is hugging herself.

Vonka says in a halting voice, "I can make you hurt those you love a million times over. But it would be so much easier on you were there not so much fight in you, little one."

You say, "I sorra dat folks shut yer up in de tomb."

Sansil laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

A faint cloud of translucent smoke swirls up around Hypherdol for just a moment.
Hypherdol just left.

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

Sansil says, "Come forth yeself... do not use her"

Sansil says, "Hiding it seems"

Sansil shakes his head.

Vonka's hand suddenly opens, and begins to turn a paler shade as her fingers seem to lengthen.

Vonka says in a halting voice, "What will it be, little one?"

Dalboz says, "wellp im lost"

Plumbley gawks at you.

Derlex just arrived.

Valdirn blinks at you.

Sansil exclaims, "Do not give in Vonka!"

Sansil says, "no matter what"

You say, "Please...."

Sansil says, "do not"

Plumbley exclaims, "I never ever saw an elf do that before!"

Dalboz cackles!

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

You say, "I kint...."

Dalboz says, "it's pointless vonka, just give in"

Dalboz grins.

Sansil glances at Dalboz.
Valdirn glances at Dalboz.

Sansil says, "Nae listen vonka"

Vonka says in a halting voice, "Indecision? So be it. He dies by your hands."

Sansil softly kisses his Koar symbol, murmuring to himself.

Plumbley picks up a glass of cherry mead.

Plumbley sniffs at Meadowstars.

Sansil raises his dark mistwood staff in triumph!

Plumbley gawks at Meadowstars.

Vonka's hand suddenly sprouts several long talons, blood dripping down her fingers as they lengthen further.

Plumbley gawks at a glass of cherry mead.

Dalboz says, "nice"

Dalboz says, "keep it up"

Dalboz grins.

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

You exclaim, "Milady! Help me!"

Sansil exclaims, "Come forth yeself lich!"

Sansil says, "Nae use her"

Fewen asks, "Whats goin on?"

Sansil says, "Cowards..."

Derlex takes a drink from his cherry mead.

Vonka's hand jerkily rises upwards, then she slashes Sansil's neck open precisely!
* Sansil drops dead at your feet!

Fewen exclaims, "AH!"

Alanus blinks at Sansil.

Kitlee screams!

You exclaim, ""No!"

Plumbley gawks at Sansil.

Kitlee shrieks!

Alanus asks, "gah?"

Kitlee exclaims, "No!"

Kitlee exclaims, "Not allowed!"

Kitlee exclaims, "This is a party!"

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil say, "Koar I ask for ye blessings"

Fewen exclaims, "Vonka's possesed!"

Kitlee glances at Sansil.

You exclaim, "Milady.... I dun care bout meself! But dun' let 'em hurt Sansil no more!"

Kitlee stares at you.

Evangalea peers quizzically at you.

Sansil's spirit lets out a hollow moan.

Valdirn stands in front of you.

Plumbley exclaims, "Bestest friend Vonka, you accidentally slittified bestest friend Sansil's neck!"

Plumbley's jaw drops.

You exclaim, "Ask yer daughter ter help 'im!"

Custis says, "wha..."

Plumbley pokes Sansil to see if he will move.

Alanus grins.

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil say, "Was not her...."

You exclaim, "Please, Milady!"

Custis grunts.

An unsettling groan comes from the spirit of Sansil.

Kitlee laughs!

Custis stands up.

The strange presence seems to leave you, and an intense tiredness floods your limbs as the pain leaves.

A tendril of shadow slithers out of Vonka, and she seems to become less stiff.

Plumbley furrows his brow.

Fewen says, "just calm down vonka.... fight.."

You sway back and forth.

Fewen nods to you.

Custis asks, "bad tings gonna happen?"

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil say, "Lord Koar will ye not aid me now...."

Kitlee exclaims, "Ow!"

You see a wave of energy emanate from Plumbley toward Sansil. It coalesces around his body and then seeps in, leaving a glow around the body.

Custis grunts.

Kitlee takes a drink from her cherry mead.

Plumbley beams!

(Vonka's eyes roll up into her head.)

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil say, "Ye have sealed ye fate lich"

Swoon
My, my, aren't we dramatic today?

Valdirn kneels down.

Valdirn just tried to pull you towards him!

Plumbley pokes you in the ribs.

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

Dalboz says, "do it again lichy"

Dalboz grins.

Plumbley removes a cork-fitted purple glass flask from in his plaited cloak.

Thulevier says, "Remember, little one. Imagine this transgression happening every night of your life, to everyone you ever loved."

Alanus gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Klatt asks, "What the heck just happened?"

Plumbley just poured a purple glass flask on you!

Klatt gazes up into the heavens.

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil exclaim, "Thuelevier!"

Klatt ponders.

Thulevier suddenly bursts into slivers of shadow that seep into the ground.

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

Klatt sits up.

Alanus rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Fewen asks, "someone LK Sansil?"

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil say, "We have words yet"

You blink.

Alanus gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Evangalea forces Sansil's mouth open, and pours in a small amount from her white flask.

Stunseed says, "He's LK'd."

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil say, "I still have not forgotten what ye did to hsark"

(Vonka looks around in horror.)

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil say, "Taking those I protect..."

You scream!

An unsettling groan comes from the spirit of Sansil.

Plumbley beams happily at you!

Valdirn rubs you gently.

Plumbley exclaims, "You don't look scary anymore bestest friend Vonka!"

You hug Sansil.

Plumbley beams!

Fewen asks, "like ya neck healed Sansil?"

You exclaim, "Milord!"

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil say, "yes"

Fewen meditates over Sansil.
Fewen takes Sansil's neck damage.

You exclaim, "Oh!"

You wail!

Dalboz says, "no! The lich is gone"

You exclaim, "I dun' dat ter yer!"

Dalboz grumbles.

You wring your hands.

Custis says, "dun like dem things"

You wail!

Custis grunts.

Blackember asks, "Sansil ya have attendance?"

Custis tenses up, beads of sweat glistening on his brow.

You exclaim, "I kilt yer!"

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil say, "Ye have not seen the last of me lich, and Elymir either"

You sob.

Plumbley exclaims, "Lich?! Where, where?!"

Plumbley searches around for a moment.

You bury your face in your hands.

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil exclaim, "Ye two have caused the last of ye terror!"

You hug Valdirn.

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

Kitlee says, "Don't say lich. When you say lich, I always die."

Alanus coughs.

You notice Kitlee slip into a hiding place.

Custis grunts.

You sob.

Plumbley exclaims, "I didn't mean to say lich, honest I didn't!"

A hollow, resonating growl echoes from the spirit of Sansil.

You hear the voice of Kitlee exclaim, "Shhhhhh!"

Valdirn just kissed you on the cheek.

Dalboz says, "lich lich lich"

Dalboz grins.

Kitlee steps out of hiding.

Kitlee shrieks!

You bite your lip.

Plumbley furrows his brow.

You notice Kitlee slip into a hiding place.

Alanus scratches his head.

Valdirn glances at Dalboz.

You sit up.

Custis exclaims, "stop dat!"

Dalboz points at Kitlee, ruining her hiding place.
Mykol points at Kitlee.

The ghost of Sansil whispers, "was not ye fault hun, no worries"

Dalboz says, "lich"

Dalboz grins.

Kitlee exclaims, "Ah!"

Kitlee ducks her head.

Custis says, "bah"

Mykol raises his fist at Kitlee.

The ghost of Sansil whispers, "nae cry milady i know ye would never hurt me"

Kitlee exclaims, "This is not good!"

Custis begins to twitch as he glances at Kitlee.

(Vonka takes Sansil's cold hand in her our, rubbing it vainly.)

Plumbley pokes Sansil to see if he will move.

You sniff.

Dalboz recites:
"Lich I invite you to come back!"

Blackember gestures at Sansil.
A silvery translucent thread extends from Blackember encompassing Sansil's corpse.

Kitlee exclaims, "Custis and his ring and liches!"

Custis says, "bah"

You say, "It were my fault yer died, Sansil."

The faint *pat-pat, pat-pat* echoes around you in an almost disassociated fashion as the blood still drops from your fingers.

Mykol nods to Dalboz.

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil say, "No it was not"

Custis says, "my fault den"

You blink.

Custis frowns.

Kitlee nods to Custis.

Alanus gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Mykol says, "ek dit cuum"

Alanus grins.

Custis grunts.

Kitlee exclaims, "I think you are a lich!"

Mykol roars!

Plumbley exclaims, "You didn't mean to slittify his neck, I just know you didn't!"

Plumbley beams happily at you!

Blackember recites:
"By Kai's grace and might
Raise and fight again"

(Vonka stares at her hand, then wipes it angrily on her cloak.)

Custis grunts.

Kitlee gasps. Mykol says, "Yeah."

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

Mykol blushes a lovely shade of bright pink.

You rub Sansil.

Dalboz just went west.

Plumbley beams happily at Sansil!

You say, "Didn' matter iffin I wanned ter er not."

You say, "I still dun it."

Custis sits down.

Plumbley furrows his brow.

Plumbley exclaims, "Getting slittified is the worstest!"

Plumbley nods.
Plumbley nods.

Sansil says, "I knew the consequences of my aiding Thurfel.. and I do not go back on protection those I said I would, no matter the cost to myself"

You rub your eyes.

Sansil sits up.

Sansil says, "Thank ye friends"

The faint sound continues on for several moments as your hand is wiped clean, like the beating of a heart. Within a few moments, its disquieting presence is gone.

Sansil moves to a kneeling position.

Sansil leans on his staff.

Mykol swoons.

Sansil stands up.

Sansil bows.

Sansil sways back and forth.

You gulp.

Blackember bows to Sansil.

Sansil's face turns slightly pale.

Kitlee says, "What a crazy night."

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

Sansil hugs you.

You hug Sansil.

You wail!

Sansil whispers, "perhaps a table?"

Plumbley exclaims, "Bestest friend's hand got big and scary and slittified bestest friend Sansil's neck by accident!"

Plumbley nods.
Plumbley nods.

You nod to Sansil.

Sansil nods to Plumbley.

You sniff.

You stand back up.

Sansil rubs you gently.

You clasp Valdirn's hand tenderly.

Plumbley takes a drink from his cherry mead.

You cock your head at Plumbley.

You whisper quietly to Plumbley, "Sansil wanner talk at a table"

You try to pull Valdirn to his feet, but he is too heavy.

Plumbley whispers, "Will there be pie, will there?!"

You wrinkle your nose.

Sansil nods.

Plumbley takes a drink from his cherry mead.

Sansil whispers, "ready when ye be"

Plumbley hiccups!

Sansil leans on his staff.

You try to pull Valdirn to his feet, but he is too heavy.

You wrinkle your nose.

Plumbley joins your group.

You whisper quietly to Plumbley, "Sorra. I dun' t'ink dey gots nuttin'"

Plumbley bounces around happily.

You wave.

Custis says, "i win"

Sansil's face turns slightly pale.

Plumbley takes a drink from his cherry mead.

[Icemule Trace, West Road]
The cobblestone road ends at the large western gate here. Through the gate you see vast plains of grass about as tall as a halfling, with very few trees for cover. You also see an old beer barrel.
Obvious paths: north, south, east.
Plumbley and Sansil followed.

Achillea just arrived.

(Sansil rubs his throat)

You gulp.

You say, "I kilt Sansil."

Achillea squints at you.

You gaze at Achillea with a look of utter sorrow in your eyes.

Sansil says, "Ye did not"

Achillea squints at Sansil.

Sansil says, "It was not ye"

(Vonka shows her hand to Sansil.)

Sansil nods to Achillea in greeting.

You exclaim, "It were drippin' wit' blood!"

Sansil says, "Good to see ye"

Sansil sighs.

Sansil turns to face you.

Achillea says, "how inreresting"

Achillea gibbers incoherently.

Sansil says, "I know the price I may pay for my vows Vonka, ye are well aware of this"

Plumbley exclaims, "You slittified him, you did!"

You bite your lip.

Plumbley nods.
Plumbley nods.

You nod to Plumbley.

Achillea blinks at you.

You exclaim, "He knows whut happened!"

You point at Plumbley.

You wring your hands.

Plumbley exclaims, "I don't mean to know, honest!"

Achillea asks, "give in?"

You say, "He gonner kill more folks iffin I dun'."

Sansil says, "Vonka..."

Achillea asks, "give in to what?"

You tremble.

Sansil says, "ye have to be strong..."

You say, "He said I were fightin' 'im."

Sansil says, "many more may die, but we must have time... you must be strong"

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Sansil rubs you gently.

Sansil clears his throat.

Plumbley furrows his brow.

You ask, "Time?"

Plumbley offers you a glass of cherry mead. Enter ACCEPT to accept the offer or DECLINE to decline it. The offer will expire in 30 seconds.

You cock your head at Sansil.

Sansil nods to you.

Plumbley exclaims, "It's cherry!"

Achillea whispers, "yes, do fight, let many more die at your hands"

Plumbley beams!

You accept Plumbley's offer and are now holding a glass of cherry mead.

You glance at Achillea.

An insidious whisper rises up about you, "What is strength, when you have no loved ones?"

Achillea rubs you gently.

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

Sansil says, "We need time to find what we need to defeat these things"

Sansil says, "You must be strong"

Lord Tjaran just arrived.

Sansil nods to you.

Tjaran waves.

You say, "So... iffin I kin hol' out...."

Plumbley beams happily at Tjaran!

Sansil nods to Tjaran in greeting.

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

You hug Tjaran.

Tjaran smiles.

You sob.

Achillea asks, "what were you asked to do Vonka?"

Tjaran hugs you.

Tjaran bows to Sansil.
Tjaran bows to Plumbley.

Plumbley exclaims, "Hello bestest best friend Tjaran!"

Plumbley just hugged Tjaran.

Sansil shakes his head.

Plumbley bounces around happily.

You say, "Ter give in. Ter join wit' 'im."

Tjaran gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Tjaran says, "Call me Tj."

Tjaran grins at Plumbley.

You say, "An' it were Thuleveir."

Sansil says, "Ye can not vonka"

Plumbley exclaims, "Tj!"

You say, "Thul..."

Sansil says, "Ever..."

Plumbley beams!

An insidious whisper rises up about you, "One by one by one... they line up before you, and one by one by one, you shall strike them down. I will see fit to this. You will have no one, no one but me, little one."

Achillea whispers, "yes, havent I said this all along? yield, and spare many"

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

You gulp.

Sansil says, "even if I have to die a million deaths vonka"

You ask, "One by one...?"

Tjaran asks, "Are you alright, Vonka?"

Sansil says, "I do not want ye to give in"

Plumbley's jaw drops.

Plumbley exclaims, "That's more than I have fingers and toes!"

Tjaran says, "You seem preturbed."

Achillea whispers, "or resist, and many will fall, and you will be broken"

Tjaran rubs you gently.

You wail!

Sansil's face turns slightly pale.

Sansil sways back and forth.

Sansil leans on his staff.

Sansil groans.

Tjaran blinks.

You say, "He says he gonner kill folks one by one."

You say, "Till dey all dead."

Sansil says, "Vonka..."

Plumbley's jaw drops.

You exclaim, "An' it dun' matter iffin I be strong er not if everone dead!"

Sansil says, "Many may die... but think how many more shall if ye give in"

Sansil says, "Vonka..."

You say, "Mebber... mebber jus' one."

Plumbley exclaims, "But who will make them wakify up?!"

Achillea says, "why not simply cooperate? it wouls make everything easier"

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

Achillea peers quizzically at you.

You say, "Mebber jus' Thurfel."

You gulp.

Sansil says, "We shall find a way to defeat them vonka"

An insidious whisper rises up about you, "Everything, and everyone that has brought you joy in your life... dust in the wind. And what hope will you cling to when everything you know is naught but ash?"

Sansil says, "We are getting closer ever day"

Plumbley exclaims, "We will, we will!"

Plumbley beams!

Plumbley exclaims, "Defeat who?!"

Achillea glances at Sansil.

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

You exclaim, "We already foun' one o' yer vessels, ennty!"

Sansil nods.

Sansil says, "And we shall find the others as well"

A pained expression crosses Sansil's face.

Sansil kneels down.

You exclaim, "Mebber yer gonner die one by one!"

Achillea says, "I hope the rest have taken heed to better hide theirs"

Plumbley gawks at you.

(Sansil rubs his throat)

A low chuckle forms within your mind, "And how do you know I have not secured the rest?"

Tjaran says, "I would not be suprised if they have"

Sansil stands up.

Tjaran nods to Achillea.

Plumbley exclaims, "We would never ever do that on purpose!"

Plumbley beams happily at you!

Sansil says, "I accept death then Vonka"

You exclaim, "Acos... iffin yer had... yer'd prolly jus' kill everone already!"

You wrinkle your nose.

You listen, but don't hear anything unusual.

Achillea whispers, "so, where was the inept Lorminstra this time?"

An insidious whisper rises up about you, "Did I not just do this? Perhaps the little one wishes something more dramatic? My, how pleasing to see you WISH death upon those around you. As the little one bids..."

You gulp.

You say, "Noooo...."

Sansil whispers, "i need to speak to ye alone and soon"

Flames begin to appear in mid-air.

You say, "I didn' mean dat....."

You shriek!

Tjaran gazes up into the heavens.

You exclaim, "Run!"

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Tjaran!
... 50 points of damage!
Head explodes, splattering sizzling bits of flesh and bone everywhere.
* Tjaran drops dead at your feet!

Plumbley's jaw drops.

Sansil exclaims, "no!"

You wail!

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Plumbley!
... 35 points of damage!
Flame sets Plumbley's head alight like a torch. Burned beyond recognition.
* Plumbley drops dead at your feet!

Sansil roars!

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Sansil!
... 50 points of damage!
Head explodes, splattering sizzling bits of flesh and bone everywhere.
* Sansil drops dead at your feet!

You kneel down.

You wail!

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Achillea!
... 40 points of damage!
The lower half of Achillea's right leg is almost completely burned away.
Achillea screams and falls to the ground grasping her mangled right leg!
She is stunned!

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil exclaim, "Again!"

You hear the ghostly voice of Tjaran exclaim, "Blasted lich!"

The spirit of Plumbley begins to wail eerily.

You exclaim, "Yer likes Achillea!"

You hear the ghostly voice of Sansil exclaim, "Koar come to my aid!"

Ova just arrived.

You exclaim, "Yer dun hafter kill 'er!"

An insidious whisper rises up about you, "THIS is what you want?! A slaughter, a slaughter you shall have then!"

Dalboz just arrived.

Dalboz laughs!

You exclaim, "No!"

The spirit of Plumbley begins to wail eerily.

Dalboz laughs!

You point at Dalboz.

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

Ova says, "Asked for yas"

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Dalboz!
... 35 points of damage!
Flame sets Dalboz's head alight like a torch. Burned beyond recognition.
* Dalboz drops dead at your feet!

You say, "But yer kin kill 'im iffin yer wan'."

You nod.

Ova frowns.

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Ova!
... 50 points of damage!
Head explodes, splattering sizzling bits of flesh and bone everywhere.
* Ova drops dead at your feet!

Derlex just arrived.
Izden just arrived.

You flail your arms about.

Derlex asks, "need a drag?"

Selfane reaches down and tenderly cradles Plumbley's lifeless hand in his.

You hear the ghostly voice of Ova say, "well that was so rude"

Selfane reaches down and tenderly cradles Dalboz's lifeless hand in his.

Izden asks, "What happened?"

Selfane reaches down and tenderly cradles Ova's lifeless hand in his.

The spirit of Plumbley begins to wail eerily.

Derlex says, "I am good at that"

Selfane reaches down and tenderly cradles Tjaran's lifeless hand in his.

The ground beneath you violently shakes and rumbles causing you to fall flat on your back!

You hear the ghostly voice of Ova say, "I cure you"

You wail!

The spirit of Plumbley begins to wail eerily.

You hear the ghostly voice of Ova say, "curse even"

Derlex stands up.
Izden struggles to stand, but fails.

Selfane reaches down and tenderly cradles Sansil's lifeless hand in his.

Derlex asks, "what is going on?"

(Vonka raises her arms to the heavens.)

Giantbandus says, "hmmm"

Selfane's group blurs into a white fog and vanishes!

Achillea whispers, "yes, so where is Lorminstra now?"

Izden asks, "Invasion?"

Lord Vordric just arrived.

You exclaim, "Please! I be sorra!"

Derlex screams!

Giantbandus stands up.

Vordric says, "i am empath"

Elendr just arrived.

Achillea whispers, "yield"

Vordric says, "who should i start with"

Derlex says, "whats going on"

Giantbandus bellows a guttural series of oaths.

Derlex taps Izden lightly on his shoulder.

You exclaim, "Lorminstra! Help dese peoples!"

A voice rises up from the ground, deep and full of arrogance, "The little one wished a slaughter, so a slaughter has come! Flock to her, and be burned to cinders! For it is what SHE wishes!"

Radoria just arrived.

Radoria falls to the ground!
The ground beneath you violently shakes and rumbles!

Vordric says, "crap"

Elendr says, "oof."

Radoria babbles something unintelligible.

You wail!

Izden says, "Bad invasion."

Derlex screams!

Elendr asks, "What's going on?"

Radoria stands up.
Vordric stands up.
Giantbandus stands up.
Derlex stands up.

Derlex says, "this not good"

Elendr stands up.
Lord Giantbandus just went east.

Derlex shivers.

Achillea struggles to stand, but fails.

You exclaim, "Dun' let 'em die!"

Derlex just went east.
You move to a kneeling position.
Elendr asks, "What invasion?"

Achillea smiles at you.

Elendr frowns at you.

Izden says, "The ground shaking, the voices... don't go outside."

Izden just went east.

(Vonka clasps her hands together.)

Elendr raises an eyebrow.

You say, "Milady..."

You reach out and touch a polished golden key suspended from a delicate silver chain.

Achillea says, "yield Vonka, and perhaps they won't keep dying"

Achillea softly kisses her Luukos symbol, murmuring to herself.

Achillea struggles to stand, but fails.

You say, "Yer'll help yer peoples, I know yer will."

Achillea stands up.

An insidious whisper rises up about you, "Remember, little one. Know my power, and know I stay my hand for now. Be grateful. Submit to the power, and your transgression will be much easier."

You say, "It be yer strengt' dat keeps dis town safe."

You murmur some prayers under your breath.

Achillea whispers, "your soul has been forsaken, yield"

(Vonka holds her breath.)

Elendr glances at you.

A dark visage appears upon the snow, then fades away with a sickening smile.

Elendr cocks his head.

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Achillea smiles slightly

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

Lord Selfane just arrived.

Achillea softly kisses her Luukos symbol, murmuring to herself.

Selfane asks, "everyone is ok now I assume?"

Achillea touches you.

You gulp.

You say, "T'anks, Milady Lorminstra."

Elendr glances at Achillea.

You reach out and touch a polished golden key suspended from a delicate silver chain.

Selfane nods.

Lord Selfane just went east.

Achillea says, "that was not Lorminstra, vonka"

Achillea smirks.

You stare at Achillea.

Achillea asks, "a dark visage, a sickening smile?"

Elendr leans on his broadsword.

You say, "It were her whut made it go 'way."

Elendr searches around for a moment.

Achillea asks, "oh? has it left?"

Elendr paces back and forth.

You say, "Even ter speak 'er name, it run off like a li'l kobold."

Sansil just arrived.

Sansil pants.

Sansil glowers.

Sansil tightens his grip on his dark mistwood staff.

Achillea whispers, "you have been forsaken, yield"

Sansil gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Elendr looks thoughtfully at you.

You touch Sansil.

Sansil kneels down.

Elendr put a stained hand and a half broadsword in his weapon sling.

Sansil hugs you.

You gaze at Sansil with a look of utter sorrow in your eyes.

You hug Sansil.

Elendr asks, "What was going on Vonka?"

Sansil says, "Do not worry yeself over that, was not ye fault"

Sansil glances at you.

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Sansil rubs you gently.

Achillea says, "it was, until she yields"

You say, "It were me Ennty."

Arimantis just arrived.

Sansil says, "no tears vonka, be strong"

Lord Tjaran just arrived.

Arimantis asks, "You alright hun?"

Arimantis rubs you gently.

You shiver.

You nod.

Sansil whispers, "ye must be strong vonka, do not give in"

Elendr rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "I t'ink I be fer now."

Achillea asks, "how many more will die for your resistance, Vonka?"

Elendr leans against the western town gate.

Tjaran yells, "You cannot stop us that easily!"

Arimantis glances at Achillea.

You say, "Lorminstra skert it away."

Sansil whispers, "hun do this for me"

Fewen just arrived.

Fewen blinks.

Fewen asks, "anyoe need help?"

Vonka's skin suddenly crawls with sickness.
You feel poison coursing through your veins.

Achillea says, "I dont think the smile would have been there had it been scared away"

Sansil growls ferociously!

You gasp.

The ground beneath you violently shakes and rumbles causing you to fall flat on your back!

Fewen says, "ack"

Poisoned! Taking 500 damage per round. Dissipating 1 per round.

Elendr gazes up into the heavens.

Sansil exclaims, "Do not touch her!"

Tjaran stands up.

You say, "I"m gonner die."

Fewen stands up.

The ground beneath you violently shakes and rumbles!

Tjaran stands up.

Elendr moves to a kneeling position.

The ground beneath you violently shakes and rumbles!

* Vonka just bit the dust!
It seems you have died, my friend. Although you cannot do anything, you are keenly aware of what is going on around you...
You mentally give a sigh of relief as you remember that the Goddess Lorminstra owes you a favor.

You say, "In mebber jus' a secon'."

Fewen exclaims, "ack!"

Arimantis sighs.

Tjaran stands up.
Elendr stands up.

You sense Plumbley looking in on you.

Achillea just touched a bronze Luukos symbol.
Achillea softly kisses her Luukos symbol, murmuring to herself.

Sansil exclaims, "Thulevier!"

Arimantis says, "Couldn't move ta undisease you"

Sansil stands up.

Arimantis glances at Achillea.

Fewen stands up.

Achillea touches you.

Derlex just arrived.

Sansil growls ferociously!

Elendr says, "Thulevier..."

Fewen says, "i didnt know ya was diseased"

Sansil exclaims, "That is it!"

Sansil roars!

Arimantis stands up.

Derlex asks, "where is it?"

Sansil taps the tip of his dark mistwood staff on the ground.

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

Achillea struggles to stand, but fails.

Arimantis kicks some dirt on your corpse.

Arimantis stares off into space.

(Elendr continues to say the name, rolling it off his tongue.)

Arimantis carefully diagnoses your injuries.

Tjaran folds his arms over his chest.

Achillea whispers, "seems Lorminstra wasnt very effective"

Achillea smiles at you.

Arimantis whispers, "ya want to get up, or ya think it not safe?"

Arimantis glances at Achillea.

Lord Vordric just arrived.

You say, "Iffin yer kill me, Thulevier, I kint hurt no one."

Arimantis says, "Don touch her"

Vordric says, "what happen"

Arimantis rubs you gently.

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

Vordric asks, "need healer?"

Derlex asks, "where is that thing?"

Derlex searches around for a moment.

Elendr asks, "Someone going to bother Life keeping the young thing?"

Arimantis gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Arimantis gestures at you.
You feel a tingle on your soul, as if a powerful hand is gently cradling it.

A voice rises from the ground, "Can't you? Dead flesh is more easily manipulated then live, little one. Do you wish me to prove this also?"

Arimantis carefully diagnoses your injuries.

Derlex asks, "Me?"

(Elendr leans back, apparently deep in thought.)

Tjaran says, "Hmph."

Arimantis grumbles.

Achillea whispers, "submit"

Plumbley just arrived.

Derlex says, "where is it"

You ask, "Do it matter whut I say, Ennty?"

Derlex searches around for a moment.

Fewen sits up.

Achillea whispers, "save your friends, submit"

Achillea rubs you gently.

Derlex whispers, "what it look like?"

Plumbley exclaims, "Bestest friend Vonka, you don't look so good!"

Arimantis asks, "Bah.. talkin from the ground now?"

Arimantis grumbles.

Plumbley pokes you to see if you'll move.

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

You say, "Aye."

Fewen says, "aye, thought i was losin me head"

(Elendr kneels down beside Vonka, looking into her eyes.)

Fewen blinks.

A colorful flare rises into the air high above Icemule Trace.

Derlex just tried to kick the trunk!

Plumbley winces.

Achillea stands up.

Arimantis rubs you gently.

Achillea curtsies to Fewen.

Fewen asks, "Need LK Vonka?"

(Elendr straightens up and takes a step back, clasping his hands at the small of his back.)

A voice rises from the ground, chuckling as it does, "Everything that is not compliance will bring death to those around you, little one."

Derlex pokes you to see if you'll move.

Fewen blinks.

Arimantis whispers, "it up to you hun.. wann risk death again er jus wait?"

(Derlex Kicks the ground then stands there waiting for something.)

Achillea nods to you.

Plumbley checks his footing.

Arimantis stamps his feet.

Lord Selfane just arrived.

Fewen asks, "ummm, someone think i should LK Vonka?"

Elendr says, "Vonka, I wouldn't suggest it if I didn't think it would be alright. I suggest you listen to him. For your own sake."

Derlex struts about.

Radoria just arrived.

Plumbley works his fingers under his purple beret and scratches his head.

Plumbley winces.

Elendr says, "Ride out the storm, no one will blame you."

Derlex says, "come on out"

Derlex sticks out his tongue.

Tjaran exclaims, "Dead or alive. Submission is NOT in my vocabulary!"

Achillea says, "Vonka is preserved"

Elendr kneels down.

Elendr just kissed you on the forehead.

Fewen nods.

Selfane nods to Achillea.

Fewen says, "ok"

You let out a hollow, ghostly moan.

Plumbley exclaims, "Flamifying air is scary!"

Selfane says, "so it would seem."

Elendr smiles down at Vonka, his eyes full of warmth.

Fewen stands up.

Arimantis says, "Bah.. seekers kill me on a daily basis.. least this way I gots a reason to fight"

You say, "I kint."

Achillea asks, "like you have, Elendr?"

Derlex says, "If you ask me this thing is a wuss"

Derlex sticks out his tongue and lets loose with a loud, "Thbtbtbtbt" from his lips!

Arimantis rubs you gently.

Plumbley gawks at Arimantis.

Elendr says, "No. I've gone beyond compliance."

Achillea whispers, "yield, my friend Vonka, spare this suffering"

Krystabell just went east.
Khore just arrived.

Achillea touches you.

With great effort you give a keening cry, your spectral tears falling to the ground.

Elendr says, "I just would like her to let go of this resistance which only brings her pain. It won't hurt her."

Elendr stands up.

Arimantis glances at Achillea.

Khore says, "interesting"

Khore asks, "voices have anything useful to say?"

You exclaim, "I dun' care whut happen ter me!"

Tjaran says, "But I do."

Khore asks, "ya lk'd Vonka?"

Derlex asks, "want me to drag?"

Achillea whispers, "Lorminstra has forsaken you, perhaps you lack pretty enough gems"

Plumbley furrows his brow.

Tjaran nods to you.

Elendr says, "Then don't resist him Vonka. He'll just end up killing more."

Arimantis asks, "Ya wany up Vonka.. er we waitin till he is gone?"

Derlex just went east.

Selfane says, "I'd raise ya but I'm still weak from the other five people"

You exclaim, "Dat ain' true, Achillea!"

Slivers of shadow coalesce around Vonka's corpse, and a deep voice says bemusedly, "Listen to one who's listened to us. He retains what he is, you... have everything to lose..."

Arimantis glances at Elendr.

Plumbley gawks at Derlex.

Vordric says, "want me to get rezzer"


Selfane gestures and utters a phrase of magic. Selfane gestures at you. A silvery translucent thread extends from Selfane encompassing you.
You sense the warmth and comfort of salvation.

Elendr smiles softly as he gazes down at Vonka with the utmost affection.

Vordric says, "never mind"

Achillea squints.

Arimantis says, "Bah.. he has lost what he was, he used ta have fight in him"

You begin to wail, your spirit lamenting your current state.

Arimantis says, "Hmm.."

Selfane gestures at you.
Selfane suddenly looks very drained.
You feel a sudden jolt of nothing short of the raw power of divine intervention. For some reason, you cannot bring yourself to move quite yet, but feel relieved nonetheless.

Plumbley beams happily at you!

Khore says, "we has no more than our souls to lose"

Elendr says, "Please Vonka. They aren't mean unless you provoke them. Please."

Plumbley exclaims, "Waking up is the bestest!"

Plumbley bounces around happily.

Lord Vordric just went east.

Dalboz just arrived.

Elendr says, "He'll stop hurting those you love if you just let him help you."

Achillea gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Achillea gestures at you.
You are no longer stunned.
You reach out and touch a polished golden key suspended from a delicate silver chain.

Dalboz asks, "ya stunned her?"

Tjaran says, "I would rather lose myself, than my sense of self worth."

You recover enough strength to move again.

You say, "De Lady hol's me key."

Arimantis rubs you gently.

Khore says, "so so rocks fell"

Khore asks, "does anyone know what all has been said?"

Tjaran says, "If I lose that, then there is truly nothing of me."

Plumbley exclaims, "My mama used to whup me for losifying things!"

Achillea whispers, "your soul is lost, now yield and spare your friends"

Derlex sits down.

Elendr whispers, "Please Vonka, I implore you. Don't let yourself get hurt, don't let your friends get hurt."

You say, "Iffin I gotter live alone in a cave, den I go do it."

Elendr blinks at you.

Derlex's jaw drops.

Khore starts chuckling at you!

Arimantis says, "You will not.. you are staying right here where you belong"

Dalboz turns to face you.

Khore says, "dun let anyone dictate how ya lives but you"

Dalboz kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Derlex rubs you gently.

Khore smiles at you.

Tjaran nods to Arimantis.

Elendr says, "He'll just bring you back here Vonka. That's no solution. That's selfish. And it won't help the town at all."

Dalboz continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Derlex says, "It will be ok"

Tjaran says, "Indeed."

Derlex stands up.

Plumbley exclaims, "Caves are dark and wet and have wiggly things in them!"

Arimantis asks, "And letting them win will?"

Arimantis glances at Elendr.

You bury your face in your hands.

Arimantis stares off into space.

You wail!

Dalboz stands up.

Arimantis says, "Enough with yer advice to her"

Khore asks, "anyone have a tep?"

Elendr says, "Letting them 'win' as you so horribly put it will stop Thurfel."

Arimantis stands in front of you.

You stand back up.

Elendr scowls at Arimantis.

Arimantis rubs you gently.

Khore asks, "knowing what all has been said?"

You ask, "But den whut?"

Khore says, "from what I gather"

You stare at Elendr.

Khore says, "rocks dropped"

Khore says, "mushed a few"

Plumbley gawks at Khore.

Derlex searches around for a moment.

You ask, "Yer t'ink dey gonner stop wit' Thurfel?"

Khore says, "and voice say... you got more to lose than what ya knows"

A deep voice seems to come from all around you, "Fight then, little one. Fight for all you're worth. It will be exquisite watching your thoughts turn to bleakness as you, and you alone... kill everything ever loved to you. And then, you will be mine."

Lady Mistytwilight just arrived.

Plumbley's jaw drops.

Elendr winces.

Plumbley gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Arimantis says, "She won be alone.."

Dalboz cackles!

Selfane says, "well"

Dalboz kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Khore says, "ahhh now that wasn't vera pleasant"

Tjaran says, "Never."

Khore smiles.

You start to cry all over the place.

You kneel down.

Elendr says, "They will Vonka.... beautiful little one. They will."

Dalboz says, "come liches"

Derlex exclaims, "Go away meanie head!"

Khore says, "heh they can't kill hope folks"

Dalboz says, "come"

Derlex searches around for a moment.

Arimantis glances at Elendr.

Elendr asks, "I promise Vonka. Have you ever known me to lie?"

Arimantis grumbles.

Khore says, "ya dun listen to that business"

Dalboz cackles!

Slivers of shadow converge onto the ground into one central point, then explode up into the heavens themselves, dispersing amongst the clouds to turn them all black briefly. Everything returns to normalcy within a few moments.

You bury your face in your hands.



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