Serpent Gift
Volnes, day 3 of the month Lumnea in the year 5102

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

[Moonglae Inn, Atrium]
A skylight two stories above allows natural light to flood this room, giving it the feel of an outdoor cafe. Set into the grey marble pillars surrounding the atrium are metal planters filled with a variety of flowers, plants, and hanging vines. A burbling fountain in the center of the room makes the illusion complete. Overhead, a row of black granite pillars surrounds the upper cloister, with a gallery of stained glass windows hanging between them. You also see a scratched iron box, a frosted orange cupcake, a field mouse who is sitting and a variety of tables spaced throughout the room.
Obvious exits: north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest.

A voice whispers into your ear softly, "I bring you a little gift."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Your rambling tune seems somehow happy and confused at the same time, tumbling along like a babbling brook.

You gaze in wonder at your surroundings.

Ending on a broad note which echoes like a sigh, you lower the piccolo from your lips.
You put a dark maoral piccolo inlaid with flashing dragonfire rubies in your silver-mesh bag.

You glance at a tiny emerald serpent.

The field mouse suddenly pauses, listening to something intently.

You pick up a tiny emerald serpent.

The voice says, "Enjoy it, it is for you."

You smile.

You gaze heavenward.

You gaze in wonder at your surroundings.

There is a warm breeze, then silence.

Look serpent
Crafted from black silver, the serpent bears two faceted ruby eyes. There is a tiny rune on the underbelly of the piece, but it is unrecognizeable. The serpent is bound upon a braided leather thong knotted at odd intervals.

You bite your lip.

You thumb your emerald serpent.

You ponder.

A songbird flies around the skylit atrium in a vain attempt to gain its freedom. Landing atop the greystone wall that sets off the upper cloister, the bird looks down at the assembled patrons and twitters angrily, as if protesting his incarceration.

You glance at a tiny emerald serpent.

You and your group approach the Jastev's Crystal Table, which is occupied. If you are sure you wish to join the people at that table, GO there again.
You and your group head over to the Jastev's Crystal Table.

[Jastev's Crystal Table]
While the tables are spaced far enough apart to ensure some measure of privacy, they stand in the center of the skylit atrium. Like all of the tables in the room, this one is round and spacious, its heavy cast iron base supporting a carved black marble top. Set at an angle into the stone is a black steel plate inset with eight white starstones in two clusters, one suggesting a scrying crystal and the other the base on which it rests.
Also in the room: Roseyle
Obvious exits: out.

You say, "I was given a gift"

You say, "there was a soft whisper on the air"

You say, "it said "I bring you a small gift""

You say, "I looked and there was this serpant"

You hang a tiny emerald serpent around your neck.

You reach out and touch a tiny emerald serpent.

I'm afraid that you can't pull that.

Tiny wisps of smoke rise up from the table.

Two elven bards wearing the livery of the Moonglae Inn wander through the atrium. The subtle tune played on flute and mandolin blends harmoniously with the gurgle of the fountain and the low hum of conversation rising from the various tables in the room.

You glance at a round table.

You say, "The table is smoking"

You remove a tiny emerald serpent from around your neck.

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

You say, "perhaps a small song will tell me more"

You say, "it is a pretty serpant"

One of the starstones within the table glows a bright crimson.

You pull out a chair and plop yourself down at the table.

You say, "intriguing"

You glance at a round table.

You say, "I wonder"

(Femereff reaches towards the crimson starstone, then stops)

You say, "Am I being called to serve, I wonder...."

You clear your throat.

You scoot your chair back and stand up.

You say, "excuse me a minute, I think if i stay, the table will burn"

[Moonglae Inn, Atrium]
A skylight two stories above allows natural light to flood this room, giving it the feel of an outdoor cafe. Set into the grey marble pillars surrounding the atrium are metal planters filled with a variety of flowers, plants, and hanging vines. A burbling fountain in the center of the room makes the illusion complete. Overhead, a row of black granite pillars surrounds the upper cloister, with a gallery of stained glass windows hanging between them. You also see a frosted orange cupcake, a field mouse who is sitting and a variety of tables spaced throughout the room.
Obvious exits: north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest.

The field mouse darts all around, generally being a great nuisance.
The field mouse darts all around, generally being a great nuisance.

Grogg just arrived.

The item in your hand warms to your touch.

Grogg heads over to the Guardian Table.

You say, "oh"

You thumb your emerald serpent.

You rub a tiny emerald serpent.
Nothing happens.

You say, "It has grown warm"

You ask, "perhaps it lives?"

An odd vision clouds your mind, a dark ocean buried deep within a cavern.

(Femereff sways slightly as her mind fills with a vision)

The field mouse suddenly pauses, listening to something intently.

You say, "I have a vision of a dark ocean deep in a cavern....."

The field mouse suddenly pauses, listening to something intently.

You cock your head at Xrothgar.

You ask, "That is said to be Luukos's lair?"

The field mouse darts all around, generally being a great nuisance.

You glance at a tiny emerald serpent.

You hang a tiny emerald serpent around your neck.

You say, "It is warm and comfortable"

You say, "I wish I was in landing,"

Sung just arrived.

The field mouse takes a moment to nibble at something.

You hug Sung.

You exclaim, "Sung!"

Sung hugs you.
You hug Sung.

You say, "look"

Sung says, "good morning"

Sung slides a narrow gold ring off her finger.

You reach out and touch a tiny emerald serpent.

Sung put a narrow gold ring in her crimson velvet cloak.

Sung cocks her head.

Sung asks, "you're wearing a serpant?"

You say, "THere was a soft voice, it said, "I have a gift for you""

Sung raises an eyebrow.

You say, "and this appeared"

The field mouse pauses to clean its fur.

Sung says, "very odd"

Sung says, "not sure I'd have put it on"

The field mouse wiggles its nose, looking at you intelligently.

Sung glances at you.

Another vision clouds your mind. A raging fire rolls across a town like a tidal wave, consuming all in its wake.

You say, "I sat at Jastevs table, it started smoking and the gems turned crimson"

Sung blinks at you.

Sung says, "hmm"

(Femereff's eyes glaze over a moment)

You shiver.

The field mouse pauses to clean its fur.

You blink.
You blink.
Sung asks, "what is it?"

Sung gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

You say, "I see a vision of a fire..."

The field mouse takes a moment to nibble at something.

Sung asks, "of fire?"

You say, "It rolls across a town, consuming it."

Sung says, "sounds like what happened to Wehnimer's"

You say, "or...."

Sung asks, "maybe you're remembering it?"

You say, "no"

You say, "I was not there"

You say, "I was here when it was destroyed."

You shiver.

Sung asks, "do you recognize the town?"

You say, "No, it is all ash."

The field mouse pauses to clean its fur.

You say, "Totally consumed"

Sung frowns.

You close your eyes for a moment.

You reach out and touch a tiny emerald serpent.

A final vision assaults you, this time it is a single image. A grim visage stares at you, its orbs crimson, its face ravaged by time. It is no longer human, its features are twisted and grotesque. Etched upon its face is a half-smile.

You gasp.

Sung blinks.

Sung asks, "what is it?"

You feel the blood drain from your face.

(Sung glances around looking in the shadows.)

You say, "It is... Hard to describe"

You say, "I am not sure I wish to."

A dignified elf in formal attire leads an elderly couple to a quiet table at the back of the room. Catching the eye of one of the wait staff, he snaps his fingers and calls out sharply, "Two winterberry cordials, if you please!"

(Femereff jumps as the elf speaks)

Sung ponders.

Sung says, "maybe we should try to find shelter for you"

You say, "It was a face, bright crimson eyes."

You bite your lip.

Sung says, "somewhere we can guard you, this doesn't sound good"

You say, "The face...."

Sung turns an inquisitive ear towards you.

You say, "It looks as if it was once human."

You say, "But it is twisted..."

You grimace.

You peer quizzically at Sung.

You ask, "What do I do?"

Sung asks, "once human?"

You nod.

Sung says, "hmm"

(Sung glances at the tiny serpent.)

Sung says, "I think you should remove that"

You show Sung your emerald serpent.

Sung says, "I think you should destroy it."

You say, "I feel compelled to wear it...."

You say, "no"

You glance at a tiny emerald serpent.

(Femereff strokes the serpant)

Sung grumbles.

You say, "I cannot recognize the rune."

Sung says, "Femereff, get a hold of yourself"

You blink.

You listen, but don't hear anything unusual.

Sung says, "take it off Fem"

You shake your head.

(Femereff strokes the serpant)

You say, "I cannot"

Sung says, "you can"

Sung says, "you are a strong woman"

Sung says, "pull on that strength and remove it"

A swirl of fire races up one of the pillars, dancing its way from floor to ceiling.

(Femereff turns the serpant around looking for an opening)

You gaze in wonder at your surroundings.

You say, "no"

You gaze in wonder at your surroundings.

(Femereff follows the fire with her eyes.)

Sung grumbles.

You say, "I did not know Granite could burn...."

(Femereff begins to tremble.)

Sung stands in front of you.

Sung says, "let me see it Femereff, hand it to me, I'll give it back"

You ask, "What does it mean?"

You say, "No, I cannot remove it."

Sung says, "try"

You gaze at your emerald serpent.

(Femereff turns her back to Sung kisses the small serpent gently on the head.)

You glance at Sung.

Sung paces back and forth.

You glance at Sung.

You say, "Sung, it is pretty"

You say, "look at it...."

Sung covers her eyes with her hands.

The distinctive fragrance of gardenias carries through the air from the thick cluster of delicate white flowers growing in a planter nearby.

Sung paces back and forth, muttering something about snakes.

You say, "perhaps I need to bring it back to landing with me...."

You glance at a tiny emerald serpent.

Sung mutters under her breath.

You say, "I will need to go to landing later, perhaps to jastevs temple... or"

You say, "I will take the gift and consult others..."

You nod to Sung.

You say, "I will go ask Songie"

Sung says, "good idea"

Sung nods to you.

You say, "I will ponder over this later, It is truely different"

Sung says, "truely disturbing"



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