To the People of IceMule Trace...
Leyan, day 4 of the month Eorgaen in the year 5102

[Icemule Trace, North Road]
Crowds of people bustle up this road, on their way to one place or another. Several groups of warriors stride to the north, clad in warm furs and mufflers, while others in cassocks and robes walk more slowly, making signs of blessing at expectant women and small children.
Also here: Adredrin, Lady Valiria, Witlass
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west

You exclaim, "Grawg!"

Witlass yells, "Grawg at cow show - no ways!"

Witlass beams!

Valiria softly says, "Aye, you could say that...."

Witlass says, "Hiyas Isci"

Witlass smiles.

Valiria hugs you.
Witlass hugs you.

You say, "I'm happy to see ye are allright, Grawg."

Valiria whispers, "Um.. he doesnt know about Thurfel.. I tryin to break the news gently"

Witlass says, "me back from cow show"

Witlass smiles.

You hear Juilene yell, "They have such things as cow shows?"

Witlass says, "lossa cows every where"

Valiria softly says, "He has a nice cow"

Valiria nods.

Witlass yells, "yah - lossa cows!"

Witlass nods.

Witlass smiles.

You say, "Uh, Grawg..."

Valiria fidgets.

Witlass says, "Toifel seems ta be losted tho"

You say, "Was a bit of an accident."

Valiria nods.

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

Valiria softly says, "Aye.. an.. accident"

Witlass says, "doh not the Ghranke agin"

Witlass mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Vardion just arrived.

You hear Juilene yell, "You are still too noisy, quiet down over there!"

You look at Witlass and shake your head.

Kisharra just arrived.

Kisharra hugs Valiria, who wraps her in a warm embrace.

Kisharra bows.

Valiria frets.

You fidget.

Witlass yells, "Me noizy? Ya yellin more'n me an I gotta cow!"

Kisharra bows to you.

You say, "How to put this..."

You bite your lip.

Valiria sniffs.

Juilene just arrived.

Witlass says, "stoopid Ghranke"

Juilene squints at Witlass.

Witlass says, "dumber dan da dogs"

You say, "Ummm... Thurfel is gone, Grawg."

Kisharra peers quizzically at Valiria.

Juilene says, "Ssssh."

Valiria nods to Witlass.

You say, "Burned up."

Witlass asks, "burned up?"

Witlass laughs!

Kisharra winces.

You furrow up your face and wince.

Witlass says, "Fire mages don't burn"

You say, "They do when Amasalen burns them."

Valiria softly says, "I'm afraid... she speaks the truth."

Valiria sighs.

Witlass says, "everbuddy knows dat"

You nod to Witlass.

Witlass asks, "ama what?"

Juilene says, "The snake guy."

You say, "Amasalen -- big powerful snakely fella."

Witlass works his fingers under his tin pot and scratches his head.

You nod to Witlass.

Witlass shakes his head.

Witlass says, "nebber herd o him"

Juilene clears her throat.

You ask, "Ye remember Abby's Stick?"

You cock your head at Witlass.

Kisharra warmly asks, "whos takin care of ye?"

You raise an eyebrow in Witlass's direction.

Witlass says, "oh yeah"

Kisharra peers quizzically at Witlass.

Witlass says, "couldn't find it tho"

You say, "Well... uhm... Thurfel got the stick."

Witlass says, "looked all over cow sho like Toifel sez"

You say, "But uh... Abby got mad."

You nod to Witlass.

Witlass blinks.

Witlass asks, "dere's an Abby?"

Witlass asks, "is it like da bank?"

Valiria fidgets.

Juilene asks, "The cow show had sticks?"

Juilene scratches her head.

Witlass says, "no"

You say, "Amasalen is Abby."

Witlass furrows his brow.

You say, "Sort of like... uhm... a bit fiery snake."

Witlass asks, "a fuzzly liddle snake?"

You say, "That what looked like to us anyways."

You fidget.

Witlass chuckles.

Valiria softly says, "Aye, a big fiery snake"

You say, "Big."

Valiria sighs.

Kisharra folds her arms over her chest.

Witlass asks, "wit long ears?"

(Valiria holds her arms as wide as she can)

Juilene begins chuckling at Witlass.

(Iscikella places her hands apart.)

Valiria softly says, "big"

You say, "Big."

You nod to Witlass.

Witlass says, "wow"

Witlass asks, "so it hopped on him or sumpin?"

Juilene just went south.

You say, "Well... uhm... sort of."

You fidget.

Witlass says, "dat's hokay"

Valiria touches you.

Witlass says, "prolly sleepin"

Witlass smiles.

Witlass says, "we go wake up"

You look at Witlass and shake your head.

Kisharra warmly says, "it got mad at thurfel"

You say, "He's goo, Grawg."

Kisharra nods to Witlass.

Witlass says, "but snakes don't get mad..."

Witlass says, "goo..."

Kisharra warmly says, "well, this one did"

You say, "Oh yes they do."

You nod to Witlass.

Kisharra nods.

Valiria softly says, "This one.. was... quite mad"

Kisharra warmly says, "very"

Witlass says, "but toifel was gunna show me my halfin home..."

You rub Witlass.

Witlass says, "sed he found Grawg's mom"

Kisharra rubs Witlass.

Witlass sighs.

Witlass checks his footing.

You say, "I'm really sorry, Grawg."

Witlass swoons.

You rub Witlass.

Witlass sobs.

Kisharra warmly asks, "whos takin care of ye now?"

You kneel down.

Kisharra peers quizzically at Witlass.

You hug Witlass.

Witlass thrashes around on the ground.

Witlass says, "NO"

You ask, "Ye going to be allright in the keep alone?"

Valiria sniffs.

Witlass says, "umm"

(Iscikella looks worriedly at Witlass.)

Witlass asks, "where's dat?"

You say, "Yer house."

Kisharra warmly says, "where ys stay"

You nod to Witlass.

Witlass says, "me tryin ta find it agin..."

Kisharra warmly says, "where ye sleep"

Witlass says, "losted"

You say, "Toifel house."

Juilene just arrived.

Witlass sits up.

Juilene rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You ask, "Want us to take ye there?"

Witlass says, "snakes don't git mad..."

You cock your head at Witlass.

Kisharra smiles at Witlass.

Witlass says, "hokay"

Witlass stands up.

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

Juilene says, "Only when they strike."

Witlass says, "fuzzly little snakes"

Kisharra removes a bear-shaped white chocolate lollipop from in her spidersilk cloak.

Juilene grins at Witlass.

You stand back up.

Kisharra offers Witlass a bear-shaped white chocolate lollipop.

Witlass says, "big long ears"

Witlass pulls his hand away from you.

Witlass beams happily at Kisharra!

Kisharra grins.

Witlass exclaims, "grawg tank!"

Witlass accepts Kisharra's white chocolate lollipop.

Kisharra warmly says, "make ye feel happier"

Witlass beams!

Kisharra smiles.

You say, "Take my hand, Grawg."

Juilene rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Kisharra rubs Witlass.

Witlass says, "hokay"

Kisharra waves.

Juilene just went north.

You see Witlass Grawg.
He appears to be a Giantman.
He appears to be wizened with age. He has dark eyes and lily white skin. He has long, auburn hair.
He is in good shape.
He is holding a bear-shaped white chocolate lollipop in his right hand.
He is wearing a double-handle tin pot, a small coral starfish pendant, a shiny black sheath, a warped wooden shield, some torn ragged leather, and a heavy backpack.

Kisharra just went south.

You clasp Witlass's hand tenderly.

You hear Juilene yell, "Watch out for the cows down there!"

Witlass yells, "hokay tanks!"

Valiria removes a mithril hilted vultite falchion from in her shepherd's cloak.

Witlass taps a double-handle tin pot.

Valiria removes a gleaming eonake tower shield from in her shepherd's cloak.

You say, "Allright, Grawg, we take ye back to the keep."

[Subterranean Island, Large Hill]
Murky water stretches into the haze in all directions. To the south the island curves away in a long rocky spit. To the north a lower hill rests beyond a row of natural stepping stones. Moss covers the island from one end to the other. The top of the hill is split open revealing a mossy cave below.
Obvious exits: north, south, down
Valiria and Witlass followed.

Witlass says, "so Grawg wonder where Grawg mom is"

[Subterranean Island, Rocky Spit]
The south end of the main hill drops away slowly to the water's surface. Moss and lichen line the stones, making a springy carpet beneath the feet. Overhead, great fireflies wheel and dart in the cool updrafts over the lake.
Obvious exits: north, southeast
Valiria and Witlass followed.

Witlass furrows his brow.

[Subterranean Island, Rocky Spit]
As the island comes to an end, the spit disappears into a line of stones. They offer footing out into the lake a ways, a natural pier with no boats to dock. Every now and then a small wave washes over them, making you think twice about heading too far out. Who knows what manner of great reptilian beast might frequent this cavern? You also see some rough stepping stones.
Obvious exits: northwest
Valiria and Witlass followed.

Valiria fidgets.

You ask, "Ye never met her, Grawg?"

You cock your head at Witlass.

[Thurfel's Island]
A simple path of smooth, flat stones leads off into the water to the southwest, ending here on a clean, white sandy beach. Small footprints lead in all directions, their paths crossing and recrossing dozens of times before leading off to the north.
Obvious exits: north, southwest
Valiria and Witlass followed.

Witlass says, "she losted when me little"

[Thurfel's Island]
A very large statue of a very squat halfling has been constructed on the tip of the island. It stands upon a pedestal of polished pink coral, and is made completely from eroded chunks of seaglass. In spite of the odd material used to create the artwork, the piece is quite detailed. You also see the Miththon disk and a dark grey velvet tent.
Obvious paths: east, south, northwest
Valiria and Witlass followed.

You rub Witlass.

A glittering crystal crab skitters out from behind a nearby sandbank, its pincers raised in challenge!
A glittering crystal crab skitters in!
A glittering crystal crab skitters in!

You glance at a large statue.

Witlass says, "Toifel sez he take me to halfin' home"

You shiver.

Valiria softly asks, "Do ye remember anything about her?"

A glittering crystal crab tries to ensnare Witlass!
AS: +54 vs DS: +140 with AvD: +29 + d100 roll: +40 = -17
A clean miss.
A glittering crystal crab claws at Witlass!
AS: +60 vs DS: +140 with AvD: +36 + d100 roll: +67 = +23
A clean miss.
A glittering crystal crab twitches and skitters east.

Valiria sighs.

[Thurfel's Island]
Odd tremors at your feet reveal the fearsome power of the lake. Large waves crash onto the beach with a thunderous roar, each new wave exploding in a spray of white surf as it pounds into the trembling sand. The water lingers for but a moment before the water recalls its violent probe. You also see a glittering crystal crab and a multicolored tent.
Obvious exits: northeast, west
Valiria and Witlass followed.

Witlass works his fingers under his tin pot and scratches his head.

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

Witlass says, "she hadda cow"

You say, "Keep, Grawg."

You ask, "Any particular place in here ye like to go?"

You ask, "Or maybe the cabana?"

Witlass works his fingers under his tin pot and scratches his head.

You shudder.

Witlass says, "yah - we go sees Tentass"

Witlass says, "he know what to do"

Witlass smiles.

You say, "Uh... Grawg..."

Valiria softly says, "Um.."

You say, "Tentass... uh..."

You say, "Well..."

You fidget.

Witlass raises an eyebrow.

You say, "He burned up too."

Valiria softly says, "Tentass was with us..."

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

Valiria nods.

Valiria softly says, "What she said"

Witlass blinks.

Witlass says, "dis musta been one big long-eared snake"

(Iscikella nods slowly to Witlass.)

Valiria nods.

Witlass says, "me feeds em carrits alla time"

You say, "Got Flindyl too."

Witlass says, "bless you"

Witlass smiles at you.

Witlass asks, "gotta hankie?"

Iscikella smiles at Witlass in spite of herself.

You nod to Witlass.

Witlass glances at a heavy backpack.

You put a razor-sharp rolaren falchion in your tooled-leather harness.

You remove a delicate silk lilac-scented handkerchief from in your spidersilk skirt.
You wave your lilac-scented handkerchief slowly back and forth, a tear forming in your eye.

You say, "There we go."

You wipe your face with your lilac-scented handkerchief, drying off the streaks left by tears.

Witlass says, "good - me needs hankie when me flindyl's too"

Witlass nods.

You put a delicate silk lilac-scented handkerchief in your spidersilk skirt.
You remove a razor-sharp rolaren falchion from in your tooled-leather harness.

Witlass says, "den Toifel makes Grawg mop too"

Witlass mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

You ask, "Uh, Grawg, ye know the fella who cooked for Thurfel?"

You cock your head at Witlass.

Witlass exclaims, "OH!"

Witlass says, "George"

Witlass nods.

Witlass says, "lousy cook"

You say, "Yes,... uh George."

Valiria nods.

You feel rather puzzled at the moment.

You say, "He's gone too."

Witlass says, "good"

Witlass says, "lousy cook"

Witlass says, "maybe he go back ta cook school"

You say, "Well... he's around fire for sure."

You cough.

Witlass says, "nuttin worse dan burnt cat"

Witlass mumbles something that you don't quite catch.

Valiria coughs.

You ask, "Grawg, are ye going to be allright?"

(Iscikella looks worriedly at Witlass.)

Valiria frets.

Witlass asks, "Grahnke's still here mebbe?"

Witlass says, "He can take me ta Toifel"

Witlass smiles.

Witlass says, "no prollem"

You look at Witlass and shake your head.

Valiria softly says, "Umm.. Grawg.."

You say, "No one can take ye to Thurfel."

You say, "Well... correction on that."

You fidget.

Witlass asks, "he losted?"

You say, "Luukos could but ye wouldn't want him to."

Witlass licks a bear-shaped white chocolate lollipop.

You nod to Witlass.

You say, "Losted forever."

Witlass asks, "Luke?"

Valiria softly says, "He's lost.. aye"

Witlass says, "dunno a Luke"

You say, "Good thing ye don't too."

Witlass says, "mebbe de ghranke duz"

You nod to Witlass.

Witlass says, "hey, mebbe da Cap'n knowz"

Valiria softly says, "I'm afraid.. Thurfel won't be comin back"

Valiria sighs.

You ask, "Cap'n?"

You ask, "Rills?"

Witlass says, "yah"

Witlass nods to you.

Maiv's group came through a shattered pink portcullis.

You ask, "Didn't he leave long ago?"

You ask, "Ran away?"

Witlass works his fingers under his tin pot and scratches his head.

You cock your head at Witlass.

Witlass furrows his brow.

Witlass says, "oh yah..."

You rub Witlass.

Witlass says, "me forgot"

You say, "I hate for ye to be all alone here, Grawg."

You bite your lip.

Witlass says, "ya kin move in tomorrow"

Witlass smiles.

You chuckle at Witlass.

Witlass says, "lossa room"

Valiria chuckles.

You say, "Well, least ye wouldn't be alone."

You say, "But I don't know that the sentries would like me here."

Witlass says, "naw - dey pretty stoopid"

You chuckle at Witlass.

Valiria chuckles.

Witlass says, "dey nebber liked dat guy who kept sayin' he wuz yer meenie huzbind"

Witlass waves to Maiv.

You smile at Witlass.

You say, "I know."

You nod to Witlass.

Maiv smiles at Witlass.

Witlass waves to Miththon.

Miththon smiles.

Witlass exclaims, "Hiyas peeples!"

Valiria softly says, "If you get lonely, you can always come stay at the farm with me..."

Miththon says, "Evening"

Maiv says, "greetings"

Witlass says, "wuz sposta go to da west next week too"

Witlass sighs.

You ask, "Grawg... can I ask ye... about the ball ye gave Chortel for toys... ye remember?"

You cock your head at Witlass.

Witlass says, "dat's where halflin's live"

Witlass says, "yah"

Witlass nods to you.

Witlass says, "nice man gimme cow"

You ask, "Where did ye get it?"

You ask, "The ball?"

Witlass says, "Toifel gave it to me"

You sigh.

Valiria winces.

You say, "Was afraid ye would say that."

Witlass says, "wuz ugly"

Witlass sticks out his tongue.

You say, "Well... that's one way to put it."

You nod to Witlass.

Maiv's group just went east.

Witlass says, "kept lookin at Grawg"

You ask, "Didn't the look... seem familiar?"

Witlass asks, "don't spose ya seen da Cap'n have you?"

Iscikella smiles softly at Witlass.

Witlass says, "dey lefted..."

Witlass works his fingers under his tin pot and scratches his head.

You say, "All gone, Grawg."

You nod to Witlass.

Witlass says, "naw...."

Witlass asks, "why? was it Grawg's mom?"

Witlass smiles.

You say, "Uhmm... no..."

You fidget.

Valiria looks over at Witlass and shakes her head.

Witlass says, "oh"

You say, "Grawg, it was a piece of Thurfel."

You shift your weight.

Witlass says, "silly isci"

Witlass chuckles.

Witlass shakes his head.

Witlass says, "toifel not brokens"

Witlass says, "well, cept 'is hed"

You say, "Oh, Thurfel was broken."

You nod to Witlass.

Witlass says, "but dat's why Grawg here"

You say, "In soul, Grawg."

Valiria nods.

Witlass asks, "a fish?"

Witlass peers quizzically at you.

Dreslar came through a shattered pink portcullis.

Valiria softly says, "No.. in here..."

Witlass waves to Dreslar.

Dreslar smiles.

You ask, "Grawg, how did ye meet Thurfel?"

(Valiria points to her heart)

Witlass exclaims, "Hiyas!"

You ask, "Can ye tell us?"

Dreslar nods to Witlass in greeting.

Witlass works his fingers under his tin pot and scratches his head.

Witlass says, "No"

Dreslar's face turns slightly pale.

You ask, "Why not?"

Dreslar waves.

Dreslar went under a shattered pink portcullis.

You ask, "Don't remember?"

Witlass says, "me promise"

You say, "Well, with him lost, if will help us maybe find yer mother..."

Witlass says, "an Cap'n sed he make me peel potatas"

Witlass shivers.

Dreslar came through a shattered pink portcullis.

You ask, "Don't ye think ye maybe could tell us?"

Dreslar went through a string of hanging seashells.

Witlass furrows his brow.

Valiria softly says, "Well the cap'n isnt here now.. and me and Isci wont let him make ye peel taters"

Witlass works his fingers under his tin pot and scratches his head.

You nod to Valiria.

Witlass says, "sorry"

Witlass says, "a promise is a promise"

You sigh softly.

You say, "I understand, Grawg."

Witlass says, "me honest"

Witlass smiles.

You say, "Well, that's a bit of a change in here."

You smirk.

Valiria softly says, "You are"

Valiria nods.

Witlass raises an eyebrow.

Witlass peers quizzically at you.

Witlass says, "ya seem mad..."

Witlass says, "grawg didn't meen it"

You say, "I'm not mad, Grawg."

Witlass frowns.

You say, "I'm sad."

Valiria rubs you.

You say, "Sad about what Thurfel did."

Witlass says, "but he made ya dinner"

You say, "I trusted him... a lot."

Witlass says, "an sed ya wuz nice"

Iscikella smiles sadly.

You ask, "Did he?"

Witlass nods to you.

Valiria sighs sadly.

You say, "Well, I think he... uh... wanted to make sure I was nice to him."

Witlass says, "an purty"

You blush a delicate shade of pink.

Witlass says, "meenie huzbind wasn't tho"

You say, "Blizz isn't about anymore either, Grawg. My husband."

Witlass blinks.

You say, "He went off into the woods."

Witlass asks, "he was your huzbind?"

You ask, "Blizz?"

Witlass says, "but he wuz nice ta Grawg...."

You say, "Well, sometimes he was... gruff."

Witlass says, "doesn't make any sense..."

You nod to Witlass.

Witlass works his fingers under his tin pot and scratches his head.

You say, "And he was jealous of Thurfel."

Witlass nods.

You fret.

Witlass asks, "da snake git him too?"

Valiria softly says, "I will leave ye two to talk... about things..."

You say, "In a way."

Witlass pulls on Valiria, trying to get her closer.

You say, "Different one. One of the Nine."

Valiria smiles.

Witlass says, "don' leev"

Witlass asks, "Nine?"

Valiria softly says, "If you wish"

Valiria smiles.

Witlass asks, "da meenies?"

Valiria nods to Witlass.

You nod to Witlass.

You say, "The meenies."

Witlass nods.

Witlass says, "Grawg not like them"

Maiv's group just arrived.

Miththon snickers.

Witlass waves to Miththon.

You say, "Well, I don't think anyone did."

Witlass says, "'hey nice peeples"

Witlass asks, "ya see da Cap'n ennywhere?"

Miththon says, "ello again"

You say, "But then... uhm... well..."

You fidget.

Witlass asks, "or Grawg's cow?"

Maiv says, "We havent"

Witlass furrows his brow.

Maiv looks over at Witlass and shakes her head.

Miththon shakes his head.

Witlass asks, "sure?"

Witlass peers quizzically at Miththon.

Miththon nods.

Witlass licks a bear-shaped white chocolate lollipop.

Valiria softly asks, "Ye lost yer cow?"

You ask, "Ye able to fend for yerself at all, Grawg?"

Witlass says, "oh sure"

Witlass nods to you.

Miththon smiles.

Witlass says, "just gotta find Tentass"

You look at Witlass and shake your head.

Witlass asks, "seen Tentass?"

Witlass peers quizzically at Maiv.

Valiria sighs.

You say, "No, ye're not going to find Tentass."

You say, "Or Thurfel."

Valiria softly says, "Grawg... Tentass.. wont be coming back."

You say, "Or George."

Maiv says, "not sure who that is, what does he look like"

Witlass says, "Isci probalby right"

Witlass says, "Grawg get lost"

Witlass says, "hmm he looks like...."

Witlass says, "Tentass"

Miththon rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Witlass says, "lives inna liberry"

Witlass says, "funny clothes"

You say, "Grawg, they kind of decided to die with Thurfel."

Witlass licks a bear-shaped white chocolate lollipop.

Valiria sighs.

Witlass says, "no! dey went ta sleep"

Witlass says, "dey be fine"

Witlass says, "like yew wuz fine"

You cock your head at Witlass.

Valiria softly says, "I wish I could say that.. but they werent fine...."

Valiria sighs.

Witlass tries to pull Maiv towards him.

Witlass exclaims, "Find Tentass fer Grawg!"

Witlass pulls on Valiria, trying to get her closer.

Witlass says, "but..."

You ask, "Grawg, ye ever see Thurfel... him talk to the fire snake?"

Witlass says, "but..."

Valiria touches Witlass.

You ask, "But what, Grawg?"

Valiria softly says, "I'm sorry."

Witlass says, "naw just da cow"

Witlass sobs.

Witlass wails!

Witlass bursts into tears!

You rub Witlass.

Witlass falls over.

Valiria sighs.

Miththon says, "aww"

You kneel down.

Witlass exclaims, "NO!"

You rub Witlass.

Valiria kneels down.

Miththon shakes his head.

You hug Witlass.

Valiria touches Witlass.

Witlass bursts into tears!

Witlass says, "me coulda saved em"

(Iscikella rubs Witlass' back.)

Valiria sniffs.

Miththon says, "this is not good"

Witlass says, "me bonk"

Witlass snarls menacingly!

Miththon says, "we should probably leave"

Miththon nods to Maiv.

Maiv smiles at Miththon.

Witlass says, "don't leev Grawg"

Witlass says, "friends don't leev"

Witlass wails!

You say, "I don't think ye could have bonked the fire snake, Grawg."

Miththon sighs.

You look at Witlass and shake your head.

You say, "Too big."

You say, "And it was very mad at Thurfel."

Witlass says, "but it's fuzzy"

Witlass says, "an eets carrits"

Witlass says, "long ears"

Witlass says, "wouldn't hurt ennybuddy"

Maiv blinks.

Witlass says, "nicer dan cows even"

Maiv asks, "are you speaking of the snake, or your cow?"

Valiria softly says, "umm.. thats a ...hmm it was a big... rabbit? that got em... long slithery thing"

Witlass exclaims, "OH!"

Witlass shivers.

You say, "No, no."

Witlass says, "rabbits"

Witlass says, "dey scary"

Valiria softly says, "But its a snake.."

You say, "Scales, slithers..."

Valiria nods.

You nod to Witlass.

Witlass says, "rabbits isn't snakes silly"

You say, "Rabbit allright."

Witlass tickles Valiria as they grin at each other.

You say, "Fire rabbit."

Valiria softly says, "Okay.. rabbit then... "

Valiria nods.

You nod to Witlass.

Witlass asks, "be grawg frend?"

You say, "Big one."

Witlass peers quizzically at Miththon.
Witlass peers quizzically at Maiv.

Miththon nods to Witlass.

Witlass shivers.

Witlass sits up.

Maiv cocks her head.

Valiria rubs Witlass.

Witlass removes a peppermint drop from in his heavy backpack.

Maiv nods to Witlass.

Witlass offers Maiv a peppermint drop.

Witlass asks, "candee?"

Witlass smiles.

Maiv put a bronze-chased wavy obsidian dagger in her wrist sheath.

Maiv says, "um...thank you"

Maiv accepts Witlass's peppermint drop.

Witlass sighs.

You rub Witlass.

Witlass says, "well,"

Maiv tilts her peppermint drop side to side, making the light play off it.

Scaxton's group just arrived.

Witlass says, "there should be a pieca paper round here someplace"

Scaxton grins.

Ichiko smiles at you.

You ask, "A piece of paper?"

Witlass says, "Toifel sez sumpin happens, calla bank"

You smile at Ichiko.

Witlass says, "give bank paper..."

You nod to Ichiko.

You stand back up.

Valiria ponders.

You say, "Oh, a deed."

You say, "Maybe for the keep."

Valiria stands up.

Witlass says, "Grawg's house"

You say, "So ye have a home."

You nod to Witlass.

Scaxton deeply asks, "a bank note?"

Valiria nods.

Witlass nods to you.

Witlass says, "bank is scary tho..."

Witlass frowns.

You ask, "Ye have any idea where would be?"

look under seashells
There is nothing under there.

Witlass says, "Grawg did"

look under portcullis
There is nothing under there.

Witlass licks a bear-shaped white chocolate lollipop.

You say, "We should find it for ye."

Witlass furrows his brow.

Valiria nods.

Witlass says, "mebbe me go to the west"

You clasp Witlass's hand tenderly.
You reach out and hold Ichiko's hand.
You clasp Scaxton's hand tenderly.

Valiria softly asks, "To where the halflins are?"

Witlass says, "lotsa cows out wests"

Miththon is already a member of Maiv's group.
Ichiko joins your group.

Witlass nods to Valiria.

Maiv pulls her hand away from you.

Witlass says, "dem too"

Witlass says, "just like Grawg"

Witlass smiles.

You ask, "Oh, ye mean the landing?"

Maiv joins your group.

Witlass says, "naw"

Witlass says, "cross big lake"

You ask, "Across a big lake, huh?"

Witlass nods to you.

You smile at Witlass.

Witlass says, "past someplace called Tearing Island"

You ask, "Ye any idea where we should look for that deed?"

Witlass says, "way out there..."

You say, "Ah, Teras."

You ask, "Will ye be allright there, Grawg?"

Witlass says, "naw"

Witlass says, "but me give ta Isci"

You blush a delicate shade of pink.

Witlass says, "dat's what Toifel would want"

Valiria fidgets.

Witlass says, "give to alla Grawg frends"

Witlass smiles at Miththon.
Witlass smiles at Maiv.

Maiv grins at Witlass.
Miththon smiles.

You ask, "Ye mean one of the islands here?"

Witlass says, "alla nice peeples inna city too"

Witlass says, "ya finds it - tell da bank"

Ichiko smiles at Witlass.

Scaxton whispers, "who grawg"

Witlass says, "bank likes yew"

Witlass smiles.

You whisper quietly to Scaxton, "Witlass prefers to be called by his last name."

Witlass says, "Grawg sez alla peeples can have it"

Scaxton nods to you.

Witlass says, "only nice ones tho"

Witlass stares at Maiv.
Witlass stares at Valiria.

You say, "Oh... ye mean Thurfel's Island."

You say, "This one."

Witlass stares at you.

Valiria smiles.

Maiv appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Witlass nods to you.

Iscikella smiles sadly at Witlass.

Witlass says, "me try ta go find halfins"

Witlass says, "mebbe mom there..."

You smile at Witlass.

Valiria softly says, "You are welcome to stay at my farm anytime if ye nae want to go out west.. we have cats and cows.. and some snakes too"

Valiria nods.

You ask, "Ye have a portrait or anything?"

Witlass works his fingers under his tin pot and scratches his head.

Maiv leans against a shattered pink portcullis.

Witlass says, "tink so"

Witlass points at a ruby amulet.

Witlass says, "in dere"

You say, "Maybe that will help ye find her."

Witlass nods.

Iscikella smiles softly at Witlass.

Witlass says, "me hope so"

You ask, "Ye sure ye going to be allright though?"

Witlass removes a stuffed toy bobcat kitten from in his heavy backpack.

Witlass says, "me be hokay"

Witlass offers you a stuffed toy bobcat kitten. Enter ACCEPT to accept the offer or DECLINE to decline it. The offer will expire in 30 seconds.

You put a razor-sharp rolaren falchion in your tooled-leather harness.

Miththon smiles.

Witlass says, "keep Bob safe"

You accept Witlass's offer and are now holding a stuffed toy bobcat kitten.

You nod to Witlass.

Valiria put a mithril hilted vultite falchion in her shepherd's cloak.

You say, "I will."

Valiria softly says, "I have somethin for ye too Grawg"

Witlass removes a lopsided grey-dotted toy cow wearing a big silver bell from in his heavy backpack.

(Iscikella brushes a tear from her eye.)

Witlass offers Valiria a lopsided grey-dotted toy cow wearing a big silver bell.

You give your toy bobcat kitten a warm hug.

Valiria sniffs.

Valiria accepts Witlass's grey-dotted toy cow.

Witlass says, "me call it George"

Valiria nods.

Witlass says, "before stoopid George wuz here"

Valiria softly says, "I will take good care of George"

Witlass smiles.

Valiria slings a gleaming eonake tower shield over her shoulder.
Valiria removes a bright green stuffed rolton from in her shepherd's cloak.

You say, "I'm going to miss ye, Grawg."

Valiria softly says, "Here.. you take Erin with you"

You kiss Witlass on the cheek.

Valiria offers Witlass a bright green stuffed rolton.
Witlass accepts Valiria's stuffed rolton.

Valiria softly says, "She will keep ye company"

Witlass exclaims, "oh boy - sheep!"

Witlass smiles.

Valiria grins.

Valiria nods.

Valiria softly says, "Sheep"

Maiv snickers.

Miththon grins.

Witlass put a bright green stuffed rolton in his heavy backpack.

look in my satchel
In the white leather satchel you see a white flask, some hardened monir sap, a lilac-stamped dove grey suede folio, a blue lace agate, a silver lockpick, some sugared violet petals, a carved ruby-tipped rod and a small rainbow gold-flecked candle.

Witlass says, "Grawg tank all frends"

You say, "I'm really going to miss ye."

Witlass says, "if da Cap'n comes back"

Ichiko hugs Witlass.

Witlass says, "tell him where me go"

You put a gleaming eonake tower shield in your tooled-leather harness.

Witlass hugs Ichiko.

You remove some sugared violet petals from in your white leather satchel.

Valiria softly asks, "You will come back and visit wont you? And tell us how you have been?"

You say, "For the trip, Grawg. They are sweet."

You offer your violet petals to Witlass, who has 30 seconds to accept the offer. Type CANCEL to prematurely cancel the offer.

Witlass hugs Maiv.

Witlass has accepted your offer and is now holding some sugared violet petals.

Miththon rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Witlass says, "me have map"

Witlass nods to Valiria.

Maiv smiles at Witlass.

Valiria nods.

Valiria smiles.

Witlass says, "soon as me learn ta reed"

Witlass smiles.

Miththon removes an iced cinnamon muffin from in his oilskin backpack.

You hug Witlass.

Witlass put some sugared violet petals in his heavy backpack.

Miththon offers Witlass an iced cinnamon muffin.

Witlass hugs Miththon.

Witlass accepts Miththon's cinnamon muffin.

You say, "Please be careful, Grawg."

Miththon says, "in case you get hungry"

Witlass says, "Grawg have lossa frends"

Witlass says, "nothin better'n frends"

Witlass beams!

Valiria softly says, "We will all miss you."

You nod to Witlass.
Ichiko nods to Witlass.

Valiria hugs Witlass.

Witlass gives Scaxton a friendly hug.

You say, "Too bad Thurfel didn't realize that."

Scaxton hugs Witlass.

Iscikella smiles sadly at Witlass.

Valiria rubs you.

Witlass gives Valiria a friendly hug.

Maiv glances at you.

Witlass put an iced cinnamon muffin in his heavy backpack.

Witlass waves.

Witlass exclaims, "lucks!"

Valiria sniffs.

Witlass just closed a heavy backpack.

Maiv says, "safe trip"

You exclaim, "Ye keep well, Grawg!"

Ichiko softly says, "Go safely, friend"

You wave to Witlass.

Valiria softly says, "Safe journeys friend."

Miththon waves.
Ichiko waves to Witlass.

Witlass just went west.

You sigh heavily.

You say, "I hope he's allright."

Valiria sniffs.

Miththon shakes his head.

Valiria softly says, "So do I.."

(Maiv watches west after Witlass for a few moments)

Miththon asks, "we'll he be alright on his own?"

(Iscikella brushes a tear from her eye.)

Valiria softly says, "We can only hope."

Miththon nods to Valiria.

You say, "Well, he has to find his way."

You say, "He doesn't have Thurfel anymore."

You say, "Or Rills."

Maiv says, "come now, out of them all he's the one that managed to stay alive"

You say, "Or Trentas."

Valiria softly says, "Its like.. hes growing up..."

Valiria sniffs.

Ichiko smiles at Valiria.

You nod to Valiria.

You say, "Exactly."

You sigh.

You give your toy bobcat kitten a warm hug.

Valiria touches you.

Maiv asks, "now what was this about a deed, theres a deed down here to the island?"

You say, "I am going to fog topside."

Valiria nods.

You say, "He said to ask at the bank."

Valiria softly says, "We have Bob and Geaorge to remind us that not everthing about this.. was bad"

Valiria touches you.

Scaxton went through a string of hanging seashells.

You nod to Valiria.

Ichiko gazes up into the heavens.

Valiria nods.

Valiria softly says, "Tha bank it is"

You say, "We could look here, but honestly I don't think we will find anything."

Maiv tilts her peppermint drop side to side, making the light play off it.

You say, "We can ask at the bank though."

Valiria nods.

You say, "Anyhow wishing a lift up, join me."

Maiv says, "with the monkeys running lose on the island unchecked now...good luck in finding down here."

Miththon nods.

You say, "Anyone, that is."

Maiv grins at you.

You ask, "All joined?"

Maiv nods.
You nod.

Your surroundings blur into a white fog . . .

[Icemule Trace, Bank]
A row of highly polished brass teller windows lines the back wall of the bank. Staggered in height from short to tall, their ledges comfortably accomodate travellers of all sizes. Suspended from the ceiling is a gilded silver sign. You also see an exchange booth.
Also here: Rychtor
Obvious exits: out
Miththon, Maiv, Ichiko and Valiria followed.

Maiv offers Miththon a peppermint drop.

Valiria softly says, "Heh.. I just thought of something.."

Valiria chuckles.

Maiv says, "as a friend"

Valiria sniffs.

Miththon accepts Maiv's peppermint drop.

Maiv nods to Miththon.

(Iscikella taps the teller on the shoulder.)

Maiv grins at Miththon.
Miththon smiles at Maiv.

You say, "Uh... clerk..."

You ask, "Do ye have a records department?"

(Valiria knocks lightly on the window.)

Miththon asks, "i wonder if Town Hall would keep records also?"

Miththon shrugs.

A clerk says, "pardon?"

Valiria softly says, "We... well we were wondering.."

You ask, "Sir, do ye have town records?"

You ask, "Deeds on file?"

You ask, "Wills?"

A clerk sniffs, "Do I look like town hall?"

Miththon's cheeks flush with a deep shade of red.

You say, "Well, guess we will check town hall then."

You say, "Thank ye."

Miththon smiles.

Valiria curtsies.

(Iscikella curtsies to the clerk.)

Maiv nods.

Ichiko bows.

Valiria softly says, "Sorry fer yer trouble"

[Clovertooth Hall, Main Lobby]
White marble walls gleam and echo the chattering voices of travellers passing through this lobby. Stone benches line the walls, providing a resting place for those waiting to do official business with the government of Icemule Trace. You also see a sturdy steel door, a modwir door and a polished monir door.
Obvious exits: east, out
Miththon, Maiv, Ichiko and Valiria followed.

You say, "I would have no clue where here."

Valiria softly asks, "The registrar?"

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

[Clovertooth Hall, Registrar]
Deep red rugs cover the floors of this small room, and a dark modwir desk is the only furnishing. Behind the desk a sleepy-looking halfling rests her chin in her hand while she toys with a gigantic quill pen. You also see a threadbare wool curtain, a small sign and a modwir door.
Obvious exits: none
Miththon, Maiv, Ichiko and Valiria followed.

Maiv nods to Valiria.

(Iscikella greets the clerk.)

Maiv says, "or we just ask untill someone directs us to the right office"

(Valiria raps her hand lightly on the desk.)

You ask, "Madam, do ye have records on file here?"

You ask, "Deeds? Wills?"

A clerk says, "Yes, we do"

(Iscikella tilts her head at the clerk.)

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

Valiria beams!

You say, "Good."

You ask, "Do ye have a record of the deed to Thurfel's Island? Or a will for Thurfel Morpholik?"

A clerk says, "Hmm I do recall something about a coral tower a few months ago..."

Valiria fidgets.

Maiv raises an eyebrow.

You ask, "A coral tower?"

Miththon rubs his chin thoughtfully.

A clerk says, "overrun with monkeys or something like that?"

Maiv says, "is that not the keep"

You nod.

Valiria softly says, "Aye, thas the one"

Valiria nods.

You say, "That is the place."

A clerk says, "the property value has got to be horrendous there"

You ask, "Well, would it be possible to view the deed?"

A clerk says, "You'd be better off buying a nice castle on the beach madame"

Scaxton came through a modwir door.

You say, "I don't want to buy it."

You shake your head.

You say, "The owner is now... deceased."

You take a deep breath.

Scaxton deeply asks, "whas dat?"

A clerk says, "ah yes, well then, let me see if I can retrieve it..."

Valiria softly says, "Thank you."

Maiv says, "checking into the deed on Thurfel's island"

Maiv smiles at Scaxton.

You say, "Very kind of ye, madame."

Scaxton deeply says, "ahhh, he still owed on its"

A clerk says, "How odd... I remember putting it here myself..."

Valiria frets.

Miththon whispers, "if im intruding on your business, please let me know"

Scaxton came through a threadbare wool curtain.

You whisper quietly to Miththon, "Not at all."

Scaxton grins.

A clerk says, "Nothing here but a piece of pink coral now - that mean anything to any of you?"

You say, "It well could."

Valiria nods.

You ask, "Could I see it?"

You put a stuffed toy bobcat kitten in your spidersilk greatcloak.

You breathe very slowly and deliberately, calming yourself.

The clerk pulls a small pink rock out of her files and carries it towards you, but then suddenly slips and the rock hits the ground hard, shattering into tiny pieces.

Valiria gasps.

You blink.

Miththon gasps.

You exclaim, "Oh my!"

A clerk says, "Oh dear..."

Valiria softly says, "Oh no..."

Valiria kneels down.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

You kneel down.

(Valiria tries to scoop up all the pieces)

Ichiko kneels down.

(Iscikella looks at the pieces.)

Ichiko searches around for a moment.
Valiria searches around for a moment.
Maiv searches around for a moment.

A clerk furrows her brow.

(Ichiko looks under the desk)

Valiria softly says, "Oh my.."

Miththon says, "oh this isnt good"

Miththon kneels down.

You say, "Guess we'll have to take Grawg's word about it being left to the town."

Valiria nods.

(Iscikella stares at all the tiny fragments.)

Valiria sniffs.

A clerk says, "You know, I seem to recall some other gentleman asking about that just the other day"

You blink.

You ask, "Oh?"

Miththon stands up.

(Maiv carfully looks over the floor, searching for any other pieces)

A clerk says, "small fellow - orange cat?"

Ichiko stands up.

(Iscikella tilts her head at the clerk.)

You stand back up.

(Valiria turns back to the clerk as she stands.)

Valiria stands up.

You ask, "Thurfel?"

You blink.

You ask, "This was before Restday just past?"

A clerk says, "I wouldn't know - we get so many people in here daily"

Valiria softly says, "Why would Thurfel... be asking about his own.. place."

Valiria works her fingers under her silk kerchief and scratches her head.

Miththon rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You touch one finger to your lips.

You shake your head.

You ask, "Do ye remember when it was, madame?"

(Iscikella tilts her head at the clerk.)

A clerk says, "Oh, I recall now - he walked out not three days ago, putting it in his pocket"

You nod.

A clerk says, "something about not needing the place anymore"

Ichiko softly says, "Restday"

You say, "Well, three days ago, aye..."

Valiria sighs.

A clerk says, "was going to give it to some guy name Stupid?"

You ask, "Witlass?"

(Iscikella tilts her head at the clerk.)

A clerk says, "ahh yes, that was it"

Ichiko blinks.

Iscikella smiles softly.

Valiria smiles.

You say, "Aye, then now belongs to the town of IceMule."

You smile.

You say, "Witlass just passed it on to us."

You say, "I do thank ye for yer help, madame."

You say, "Most kind of ye."

Ichiko nods.

(Valiria curtsys to the clerk.)

A clerk says, "I'm glad to be of help - good day to you"

You curtsy.
Miththon bows.
Ichiko bows.

You say, "Good day to ye as well."

[Commerce Burrow, Sylvan Hollow]
A cobblestone circle marks the entrance to an ornate white marble structure. Sparkling clean windows mark either side of the entrance, over which the words "Clovertooth Hall" are deeply engraved. The circle bustles with crowds moving in and out of Icemule Trace.
Obvious paths: north
Miththon, Maiv, Ichiko and Valiria followed.

You turn to face Valiria.

Valiria smiles.

You say, "Valiria, I think ye should let the town know this."

Valiria nods.

You say, "I don't think they will take it kindly coming from me."

You sigh softly.

Valiria rubs you.

Valiria softly says, "I will"

You nod to Valiria.

Ichiko smiles at you.

You say, "Witlass was a good soul."

Valiria softly says, "He was... so kind"

Valiria nods.

Valiria softly says, "He will be back to visit"

You say, "Ye be sure and tell everybody... he wanted the town to have it."

You say, "The island and the keep."

You nod to Valiria.

Scaxton deeply says, "I don't think he be backs"

Scaxton shuffles his feet.

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

You nod to Scaxton.

Scaxton sighs.

You say, "But somehow... I think he'll be happy."

Iscikella smiles sadly.

Ichiko nods to you.

Miththon says, "maybe its for the bset"

Scaxton nods to Miththon.

Maiv says, "he would have to figure out how to get back for one, so it will at least be a while"

Maiv grins.

You say, "I'm going to go rest."

You give Valiria a friendly hug.

You say, "Ye be sure and tell them, Val, what a nice gesture Grawg made."

Ichiko smiles at you.

Valiria hugs you.

You nod to Valiria.
Valiria nods.

You hug Ichiko.

You curtsy to Maiv.
You curtsy to Scaxton.
You curtsy to Miththon.

Scaxton bows to you.
Miththon bows to you.

Ichiko hugs you.

You say, "Night to ye all."

Maiv curtsies to you.

[Magical Burrow, Dervish Park]
The snow and ice which dominate Icemule Trace stop abruptly at the fenceline of the park. In their place sits a wide open greensward full of laughing children running everywhere. A strange glow hangs about the area, an odd magical field, slightly shimmering, its outer edge falling right at the snowline. A tall statue comprised of ten wizened halflings in enruned robes stands majestically at the center of the field. You also see a red and black ceramic-tiled townhouse, a low mithril gate, a splendid colorful tiled home, a plain residence, a crenellated dark stone manor and an ancient dark stone manor.
Obvious paths: north, west

(Iscikella stares at the statue, noting the image of Thurfel there.)

You say, "Well, my lord, at least ye did one good thing for IceMule."

Iscikella smiles through her tears.

You quietly say, "One good thing."

You sigh softly.



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