Tug'o'War (Cont'd)
Tilmaires, day 29 of the month Lormesta in the year 5102

Starkly folds his arms over his chest.

Libble shivers.

Libble covers her ears.

Mnar says, "One can negotiate in proxy. If a deal is reached, the town can decide for itself whether to continue fighting or not."

Kadesha snarls menacingly!

Ichiko says, "Aye, we will.."

You ask, "What do ye mean by that, voice?"

Hhooru asks, "Atoyoz?"

Atoyoz asks, "Did anyone else hear that?"

Zosopage nods.

Juspera says, "That's true."

Kadesha nods to Atoyoz.

Rayzinark nods to Atoyoz.

(Hhooru holds up three fingers.)

Pattie exclaims, "Cowardly voice!"

You nod to Atoyoz.

Atoyoz nods.

Hhooru asks, "How many fingers I got up?"

Libble says, "I'm not hearing voices.. nope nope. not me"

Zosopage says, "show yourself"

Libble shakes her head.

(Hhooru holds up two fingers.)

Vonka says, "Ennty... Mnar wanner nergotiate...."

Kadesha leans on Libble.

Libble says, "not even voices close to my ear.. nope"

Kadesha grins at Libble.

Libble says, "not even evil voices close to my ear."

Atoyoz scratches her ear.

Hhooru rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Rayzinark says, "They're afraid. They'd rather stike from the shadows, where their tender hides can't be seen."

You say, "I don't think he's in a position to negotiate."

Juspera says, "Mnar has had success with negotiating between parties in the past. But I'm not sure this town would be happy with any deal he could get."

You see Robinblood and his group including Alyxandrah approach the table.
Robinblood and his group arrive at your table.

Mnar says, "Frankly, I'd rather the town negotiated. I don't live here."

Kalynna says, "der was a mist earlier came to a table in th' tart shop and caressed a rose. Nae sure wut dat ment."

You shake your head.

Atoyoz squints.

Robinblood clenches his jaw.

Amby squints.

Atoyoz asks, "A rose?"

Hhooru says, "Fire is in Town Center doing something with a funky static rod."

Kalynna nods.

Starkly pulls out a chair and plops himself down at the table.

Starkly takes a bite of his tkaro root.
Starkly makes a horrible face!
Starkly gets a more relaxed look on his face.

Vonka trembles.

Aranrhod says, "Well...Voln is no longer safe"

Robinblood glances at Vonka.

Kalynna says, "nopes"

Aranrhod says, "Sorry again to everyone"

Aranrhod sighs.

Amby exclaims, "dere is no where safe!"

You say, "there is no safe place."

Mnar says, "There are too many innocent people in this town to abandon negotiations as a tactic."

Vonka just hugged Aranrhod.

Kalynna just hugged Aranrhod.

Atoyoz rubs Aranrhod gently.

Kalynna says, "ya got nuffin ta be sorra bouts"

Pattie just went out.

Kalynna smiles at Aranrhod.

Vonka says, "Yer didn' do nuttin' wrong, Aranrhod."

You shake your head.

Kalynna says, "nopes"

Aranrhod says, "I just was trying to get you away from there"

Libble says, "I can't speak for the town.. but those of us who live in the area have been living with this a long time."

Aranrhod says, "Thank you"

Kalynna nods to Libble.

Atoyoz nods to Libble.

Libble says, "I think folks would be pretty upset if someone from the landing negotiated for us."

Libble says, "just my thoughts."

You nod to Libble.

Kalynna says, "indeed"

Alyxandrah nods to Libble.

Mnar says, "I have no intention of negotiating for anyone, I'm merely saying that you should at least consider it."

Vonka says, "Me ennty dun' seem ter wanner nergotiate anyways."

Vonka sighs.

Kadesha says, "I would think any negoatiations need the support of the locals first"

Aranrhod leans against a table.

Vonka pulls out a chair and plops herself down at the table.

Kadesha says, "an I tend think they aint interested either"

Vonka trembles.

Atoyoz rubs Vonka gently.

Zosopage just hugged Atoyoz. Libble says, "not like we don't have our own share of fast talkers."

Libble flashes a quick grin.

Vonka blinks.

Juspera says, "Well, they'd need support to proceed. But technically someone uninvolved could see what kind of deal they could get, then present it to the town for consideration."

Kalynna asks, "wut we gonna give up th' thing they want ta make em stronger?"

Vonka sobs.

Vonka buries her face in her hands.

Atoyoz just hugged Vonka.

Kalynna asks, "n' then come back n' take us all out?"

You say, "I don't see them negotiating anything."

Atoyoz rubs Vonka gently.

Rayzinark says, "There's been too much talk as it is."

You say, "they think the town is rightfully theirs."

Vonka leans on Atoyoz.

Kadesha just kissed Vonka on the cheek.

You say, "I'm sorry, I disagree with the whole thing."

Libble says, "I know how we can kill them all"

Rayzinark nods to Zosopage.

Starkly turns an inquisitive ear towards Libble.

Robinblood glances at Libble.

Rayzinark waves a hand at you, dismissing you indifferently.

Vonka says, "I dunno why I be cryin'."

Kadesha says, "people sure need to quit sancting when they come, it dont stop them"

Libble says, "we take them up the mountain to where the snowalanches are likely.. and I'll scream"

Libble nods.

Hhooru works his fingers under his blue pointed hat and scratches his head.

Atoyoz rubs Vonka gently.

Vonka says, "It weren' es bad es las' night."

Robinblood slaps himself on the forehead.

Zosopage grins at Libble.

Libble says, "kills everything in sight"

You say, "Ye think they will stick to a deal? I don't think they would at all."

Libble nods.

Robinblood groans.

Starkly applauds Libble.

Hhooru grins at Libble.

Atoyoz says, "It's okay Vonka..."

Juspera says, "It just goes to show you that no matter how powerful you are, there's always some way somebody can irritate you to the point that you have to beg and plead them to stop."

Hhooru nods to Libble.

Mnar asks, "You don't trust them?"

Juspera says, "Taking your staff, for instance."

Mnar cocks his head at you.

Vonka sobs.

Hhooru rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Alyxandrah gawks at Mnar.

Alyxandrah asks, "Are you serious?"

Robinblood rubs Vonka gently.

Kalynna says, "well it held em off a while tho"

Kadesha asks, "why would any negotiate with that spawn of Luukos anyway?"

Alyxandrah asks, "Do you know who we're dealing with?"

Kalynna says, "we were able ta get raised up in der"

Hhooru removes a one-eyed brownie doll from in his blue pack.

Hhooru says, "I can give 'em some of mah mass smells."

You say, "Ye haven't had these things inside ye, Mnar."

A foul smelling odor suddenly surrounds Hhooru.
A foul smelling odor suddenly surrounds Hhooru.
A foul smelling odor suddenly surrounds Hhooru.

Libble cowers away from Hhooru!

Mnar says, "I merely want to establish the foolishness of trusting anyone who has associated with these things."

Alyxandrah says, "I would like to see someone negotiate with Aslakian, when all he needs to do is point at you and your skin melts off."

You say, "Hhooru."

Alyxandrah nods to Mnar.

You blink.

Kadesha blinks at Hhooru.

Vonka coughs.

You sniff.

Mnar asks, "Then explain, if you would, why you trust Thurfel?"

You fan yourself.

Mnar cocks his head at you.

Hhooru whistles tunelessly to himself.

Ichiko gasps.

Libble says, "umm.. you should leave the table to do that Mister HHooru"

Atoyoz wrinkles her nose.

You exclaim, "Phew!"

Libble gives Hhooru a good pinch!

Alyxandrah says, "You wouldn't understand."

Alyxandrah glances at Mnar.

You say, "Because he has proven himself."

Rayzinark begins chuckling at Libble.

Hhooru put a one-eyed brownie doll in his blue pack.

Mnar says, "Please, try me."

You say, "He's fought for the town already."

Hhooru grins at Kalynna.

You say, "All they have proven is they will kill."

Kalynna begins chuckling at Hhooru.

Alyxandrah says, "More than once."

Amby rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Amby yawns.

Robinblood says, "Thurfel repelled last night's invasion"

Starkly says, "Zimeal told me about thurfel"

You nod to Robinblood.

Starkly says, "and how trustworthy he was"

Robinblood asks, "Is that not reason enough?"

Mnar asks, "Is he not the one who first weakened the seals to loose them? Was not his first visit to this town one of fire and ruin?"

Starkly folds his arms over his chest.

Juspera says, "Actions are important in determining trustworthiness, but so are motivations. A person can do a good thing for a wrong reason."

Alyxandrah asks, "Can you not look past that and give him a chance?"

You say, "Actually, he's the one who reinforced the seals."

Rayzinark says, "Thurfel has shown that he looks out for one person and one person alone... Thurfel."

Alyxandrah says, "He is putting his life at risk to save Icemule."

Alyxandrah glances at Mnar.

Alyxandrah says, "They want his death as much as the destruction of Icemule."

Mnar says, "So you believe."

Alyxandrah says, "If not more."

You say, "More."

Atoyoz says, "But for now, Thurfel's interests are to protect the town."

Atoyoz nods to Rayzinark.

You nod to Atoyoz.

Libble says, "folks disagree loudly about Mister Thurfel.. this isn't helping us to rehash it."

Kadesha says, "I tend to trust Thurfel indeed battles the nine, ta save his own hide, what concerns me is what Thurfel would do after they were defeated"

You say, "Ye have nothing to negotiate with anyway, Mnar."

Starkly says, "leat thurfel aint blown my head off twice"

Mnar asks, "To blindly trust that halfling, while so easily despising the others, is foolish. Do you really think there is any difference between Thurfel and the others?"

Alyxandrah says, "It's not us speaking in favor of Lord Thurfel when those you're speaking to are covering their ears."

You say, "Ye do not own Thurfel."

Atoyoz nods to Kadesha.

Starkly says, "least"

Kadesha says, "but meanwhile I suppose his aid is needed"

Hhooru asks, "What if the nine are right and Thurfel is wrong?"

Libble asks, "how bout we talk about the vessels and the search for them.. or something useful?"

Qualiyn exclaims, "Gramps!"

Alyxandrah says, "The Nine aren't right."

Qualiyn says, "I came as soon as I could"

Qualiyn grunts.

Rayzinark says, "It wasn't too long ago that we were defending our town against Thurfel. Now that he has enemies he's decided that he needs help? Please."

Atoyoz says, "We are not all blindly trusting him sir."

Starkly just hugged Qualiyn.

You say, "The Nine say they rightfully own this town."

Atoyoz looks over at Mnar and shakes her head.

Starkly says, "Im ok now"

You say, "all of them have said it Hhooru."

You say, "They themselves."

Qualiyn asks, "What happened?"

Qualiyn flails his arms about.

Starkly says, "little short dead fella keeps killin me"

Libble pulls out a chair and plops herself down at the table.

Robinblood asks, "When questioned on what the nine plan to do with this town, was there an answer?"

Starkly says, "Im nae sure why"

Starkly shrugs.

Qualiyn says, "bah!...next time I buy yas time with my body...ye ken run"

Starkly grins.

Mnar says, "Thurfel is as bent upon obtaining power as the rest of the Nine, he has simply decided to go it alone."

Starkly says, "I almost ran"

Libble asks, "okay lotta people here now.. how bout we get some order to this.. maybe raise our hands to speak our minds?"

Atoyoz nods to Mnar.

You say, "And right now we need to deal with the Nine."

Starkly says, "but was burnin too fast to git me legs going"

Atoyoz says, "Yes, but for now his interests are aligned with ours."

Rayzinark just tickled Libble.

Atoyoz nods to Mnar.

Libble ducks her head.

You say, "I don't think this is formal in any way, Libble.

You say, "And as I said, can't negotiate what isn't yers to give.

Mnar asks, "Is the one who holds the staff possessed?"

Robinblood leans back in his chair, balancing himself on two legs for a few moments, then sets the chair back down on all four legs.

Juspera nods to Vonka.

Atoyoz says, "Tianni also."

You say, "She's possessed."

Robinblood glances at you.

Atoyoz nods to Vonka.

Mnar says, "You might ask yourself, "Why, if she is possessed, is Xeldria vacationing in the Elven Nations?"

Robinblood asks, "Xeldria?"

Mnar says, "And that would be an excellent question."

You say, "Xeldria, yes."

You say, "She's possessed."

Juspera says, "Tianni is... oh right... maybe that's why the lich didn't kill her? But the lich killed Iscikella."

Robinblood says, "First I've heard that"

Vonka says, "She be persessed an' cranky."

Vonka nods to Mnar.

Robinblood begins chuckling at Vonka.

You say, "they really don't care who they kill."

Vonka says, "Dat's de reason."

You say, "they intend to drain the possessed."

You say, "Use them for fuel."

Juspera says, "Maybe everyone should go vacation in Ta'Illistim. Far from the place the liches want."

You look at Juspera and shake your head.

You say, "They follow."

Juspera says, "Yes."

Vonka says, "I went der fer a bit."

Vonka sighs.

You say, "As said here tonight, ye cannot run."

Juspera says, "That would be good, get them out of the place they're trying to take."

You say, "and cannot hide."

Vonka says, "But I got awful homesick."

Mnar nods to Vonka.

You say, "Nae, I defend here."

Juspera grins at Vonka.

Juspera says, "I understand."

Mnar says, "The nations are very... sterile."

You say, "And besides we don't mean much now."

You say, "They are out."

Juspera says, "I could never leave the Rest."

You say, "We are secondary."

Juspera says, "Er, if it was in danger."

Juspera says, "I mean."

Mnar gives Juspera a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Vonka nods to Juspera.

Vonka says, "I know whut yer mean."

Juspera says, "Except to get my picks fixed."

Vonka grins.

Juspera says, "Pixfixed. That would be an odd word."

Vonka says, "Yer prolly dun need ter now."

You say, "I don't think do."

You chuckle.

Juspera says, "Rarely."

You say, "I think they fix them in all towns now."

Juspera glances at Mnar.

Robinblood says, "I used to know a man named Pixfixed"

You say, "the gnomes came, ye know."

Kalynna says, "Well thank yas fer yer enlighting on th' matter at hand.."

Robinblood ponders.

Mnar gazes heavenward.

You say, "few days ago."

Juspera furrows her brow.

Juspera asks, "The gnomes came a few days ago?"

You nod to Juspera.

Juspera asks, "See what you miss when you tarry across the mountains?"

You say, "I would check the Rest."

Vonka says, "Sorra, Milady."

Starkly nods.

Kalynna just went out.

Vonka says, "I dun' be good at tellin' it."

You say, "I think ye will find a lockpick repair there now."

Juspera asks, "And what is going on with that gigantic pear sculpture?"

Vonka rubs Atoyoz gently.

Atoyoz smiles at Vonka.

Starkly scoots his chair back and stands up.

Atoyoz just hugged Vonka.

Starkly just went out.

You say, "We have one here now."

Juspera says, "Perhaps they've decided to honor me."

Juspera rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Juspera asks, "Oh, where is yours?"

Something skitters underneath your table.

Atoyoz blinks.

You say, "In the back of the general store."

Juspera glances at a table.

Atoyoz starts jumping around like a twelve-year-old.

Vonka gasps.

Juspera nods.

Mnar says, "Please let that be a rat, please let that be a rat..."

You ask, "Ye didn't know, Atoyoz?"

(Atoyoz jumps up on a chair.)

Juspera asks, "Er, is that not usual here?"

(Vonka pulls her feet up on the chair.)

Atoyoz squints.

Atoyoz asks, "Did you see that?"

You say, "I hope that was just a critter, but I got a bad feeling."

You nod to Atoyoz.

Vonka says, "I dun' sits at table much."

Mnar removes a pale dim black rolaren longsword from in his spectre skin sheath.

Juspera says, "I'm sure it was just a rat."

Robinblood leans back in his chair, balancing himself on two legs for a few moments, then sets the chair back down on all four legs.

Looking under the table, you see nothing.

(Mnar peers cautiously beneath the table, longsword held loosely in front of him.)

You say, "No rat."

Juspera says, "Go under the table and check, Mnar."

Juspera just nudged Mnar.

You shake your head.

Mnar says, "Don't see anything."

Vonka ducks underneath the table and hides.

Juspera says, "You have to crawl underneath."

Mnar says, "I'll stay up here, thank you, thief."

Juspera squints.

Atoyoz says, "Vonka."

Vonka comes out of hiding.

You say, "It's when ye don't see anything, have to get nervous."

Vonka stands up.

Vonka says, "I dun' see nuttin' down der."

Vonka pulls out a chair and plops herself down at the table.

Something grabs ahold of Vonka's leg, and tries to drag her under the table!

Juspera's jaw drops.

Vonka wrinkles her nose.

Mnar says, "Rats sometimes live between walls or floors."

Juspera says, "What the--"

Atoyoz screams!

Robinblood scoots his chair back and stands up.

Mnar says, "That's not a rat."

Atoyoz pulls Vonka to her feet.

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

Juspera just tried to pull Vonka towards her!

Juspera moves to stand in front of Vonka.

You exclaim, "VONKA!"

Vonka gasps.

You try to pull Vonka towards you.

Vonka exclaims, "Yikes!"

Vonka flails her arms about.

(Atoyoz Jumps up on the table.)

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

Juspera lifts one end of the table, causing everything upon it to slide precariously to the other side! Juspera sets the table level before any of the items meet disaster.

Atoyoz shivers.

Juspera frowns.

Vonka takes a few steps back.

(Atoyoz hangs on to the table.)

Juspera says, "Still don't see anything."

Vonka trembles.

Mnar says, "Perhaps we should relocate."

Vonka asks, "It ain' gonner drag me down wit' Thurfel, be it?"

Mnar gestures.
A sudden burst of bright light emanates from Mnar's hand!

Juspera says, "That would never assuage my curiosity."

Mnar says, "We're on the second floor, Vonka."

You say, "I certainly hope not."

Vonka nods.

Vonka says, "Dat'd make it even worse."

Juspera just tried to kick the table!

Juspera scowls.

You say, "And I bet would follow to another table anyhow."

You say, "I just have that feeling."

Vonka trembles.

Looking under the table, you see nothing.

Atoyoz nods to you.

Atoyoz says, "I think you're right."

Vonka pulls out a chair and plops herself down at the table.

Juspera exclaims, "Come out!"

Juspera looked like she was about ready to punch the table.

(Vonka pulls her feet up again.)

Juspera sighs.

Vonka stares at Mnar.

Juspera taps a light rolaren basket-hilted falchion.

You cross your fingers and knock on the table three times for luck.

Mnar says, "What are you staring at me for? Of course I do."

Vonka asks, "Why dun yer look under?"

Atoyoz begins chuckling at Vonka.

Juspera glances at Mnar.

Juspera says, "I'll look under."

Mnar says, "I did look, nothing down there."

Juspera says, "I'm not afraid."

Mnar says, "Thief..."

Juspera crawls underneath the table and hides.

Atoyoz glances at Mnar.

Mnar says, "Oh pales, get back up here."

One end of the table lifts off the ground, causing everything upon it to slide precariously to the other side! You spot Juspera, who was hiding beneath the table, straining as she sets the table level again.

You hear the voice of Juspera exclaim, "Ow!"

Atoyoz blinks.

You hear someone sigh.

Juspera comes out of hiding.

Juspera stands up.

Robinblood pulls out a chair and plops himself down at the table.

Juspera says, "There is nothing there."

Juspera shrugs.

Vonka rubs Juspera gently.

Something reaches out from under the table, and drags Vonka below.

You say, "Nothing we can see."

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

Juspera shrieks!

Robinblood scoots his chair back and stands up.

Atoyoz exclaims, "No!"

You exclaim, "Vonka!"

Juspera exclaims, "Vonka!"

Mnar says, "Er."

Juspera says, "She's not there."

Mnar crawls underneath the table and hides.

Mnar crawls out from beneath the table.

Mnar stands up.

Atoyoz exclaims, "She's gone!"

You see Kadesha approach the table.

Juspera frowns.

High Lady Kadesha arrives at your table.

Mnar gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Mnar gestures into the air.
Mnar momentarily gets a faroff look in his eyes, and then returns to normal.

Juspera says, "Good gods."

Mnar says, "She's in the Keep."

You exclaim, "They got Vonka!"

Juspera says, "Kadesha."

You exclaim, "Kadesha!"

Juspera says, "Something just dragged Vonka under the table."

High Lady Kadesha just went out.

Mnar says, "Well, Vonka is now in the Keep."

Juspera frowns.

Mnar says, "She seems fine."

Juspera asks, "That's under the town?"

Mnar nods to Juspera.

You see Hhooru approach the table.

You nod to Juspera.

Hhooru arrives at your table.

Mnar says, "Let's go look."

Mnar clasps Juspera's hand tenderly.

Hhooru says, "Hello."

Robinblood asks, "Could it be Thurfel?"

You focus your mind on Vonka and think:
"Ye allright."

Mnar's group just went out.

Hhooru asks, "What's happening?"

Atoyoz says, "Vonka."

Hhooru just went out.

Atoyoz says, "Something yanked her under the table."

Atoyoz says, "Isci..."

You see Bromduck and his group including Derdroth approach the table.

Atoyoz asks, "You going down?"

Bromduck and his group arrive at your table.

You see Kadesha and her group including Vonka approach the table.
High Lady Kadesha and her group arrive at your table.

Bromduck waves a handaxe around.

Derdroth takes a bite of his manna bread.

Atoyoz just hugged Vonka.

Bromduck exclaims something in Halfling.

Vonka whimpers.

You say, "She here."

Atoyoz just tried to pull Vonka towards her!

Derdroth gibbers incoherently.

Bromduck blinks.

Vonka just hugged Atoyoz.

You try to pull Vonka towards you.

Bromduck exclaims, "EEEIII!!!"

Derdroth moves to stand behind you.

Derdroth gibbers incoherently.

Derdroth gibbers incoherently.

Derdroth paces back and forth.

You see Hhooru and his group including Zosopage approach the table.

Vonka whimpers.

Hhooru and his group arrive at your table.

Derdroth paces back and forth.

(Bromduck runs around the table, waving his handaxe about.)

You exclaim, "What happened!"

Bromduck waves a handaxe around.

Derdroth glances at you.

Derdroth flails his arms about.

Derdroth nods to you.

Bromduck exclaims, "Wes gotsus now!"

Bromduck beams!

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

Vonka says, "I were tooked ter Thurfel's keep."

Bromduck exclaims, "EEIIII!!!"

You see Derdroth Lemore the Halfling Wizard.
He appears to be in his 30's, has shoulder length, wavy white hair, grey eyes, and pale skin.
He is in good shape.
He is holding some manna bread in his right hand.
He is wearing a soft ochre cloak, a reinforced shield, a heavy backpack, some light leather, a crystal amulet, a belt pouch, and an ankle sheath.

Derdroth says something in Halfling.

Derdroth nods to you.

Vonka says, "Ter dat mist."

Derdroth strides over to stand before you.

Vonka hugs you.

You nod to Derdroth.

Derdroth gibbers incoherently.

Kadesha rubs Vonka gently.

Derdroth gibbers incoherently.

Derdroth paces back and forth.

Bromduck waves a handaxe around.

Bromduck gibbers incoherently.

Bromduck paces back and forth.

Derdroth rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Bromduck blinks at Derdroth.

Bromduck says, "Dewdwops, dey not scaweds."

Derdroth blinks at Bromduck.

You ask, "Something wrong there?"

Bromduck frowns.

You cock your head at Derdroth.

You see Bromduck Lemore' the Halfling Wizard.
He appears to be in his 30's, has short, wavy white hair, grey eyes, and lily white skin.
He is in good shape.
He is holding a handaxe in his right hand.
He is wearing a reinforced shield, a heavy backpack, and some light leather.

(Derdroth holds up a chubby finger.)

Bromduck says something in Halfling.

Vonka shivers.

Bromduck frowns.

Derdroth says something in Halfling.

Derdroth nods to Bromduck.

Bromduck says something in Halfling.

Derdroth put some manna bread in his belt pouch.

Hhooru rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Derdroth says something in Halfling.

Bromduck says, "Us waits a moments big peoples."

You whisper quietly to Kadesha.

Bromduck nods.

Atoyoz nods to Zosopage.

Derdroth removes a thin wand from in his heavy backpack.

Vonka blinks.

You see Mnar and his group including Juspera approach the table.
Mnar and his group arrive at your table.

Bromduck peers quizzically at Derdroth.

Juspera furrows her brow.

Derdroth says something in Halfling.

Derdroth nods to Bromduck.

Vonka just hugged Mnar.

Juspera asks, "Are you quite all right?"

Derdroth taps a thin wand.

Juspera glances at Vonka.

Derdroth points at you.

Mnar put a pale dim black rolaren longsword in his spectre skin sheath.

Bromduck beams happily at Derdroth!

Vonka just hugged Juspera.

Bromduck nods to Derdroth.
Bromduck nods to Derdroth.
Bromduck nods to Derdroth.
Bromduck nods to Derdroth.

Vonka says, "Aye."

Kadesha nods to you.

Mnar says, "Mmph"

Juspera just hugged Vonka.

Juspera nods.

Derdroth screams!

Vonka trembles.

Juspera asks, "Did you see what grabbed you?"

Mnar asks, "Don't.. are you alright?"

Vonka shakes her head.

Juspera furrows her brow.

Bromduck exclaims, "When myes bwufa waves dat wands wight ders... yes alllllsss go BOOOM!"

Bromduck beams!

(Derdroth points his wand menacingly towards Iscikella.)

Juspera says, "Odd how that happened."

Juspera asks, "Is there a trap door?"

You glance at Derdroth.

Mnar blinks.

Bromduck points at you.

Robinblood pulls out a chair and plops himself down at the table.

Hhooru rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Bromduck exclaims, "Boom!"

Derdroth says something in Halfling.

Derdroth nods to Bromduck.

Bromduck waves a handaxe around.

Vonka says, "Iffin der be... it go all de way ter de keep."

Derdroth moves to stand behind you.

Derdroth gibbers incoherently.

Atoyoz glances at Bromduck.

Vonka rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Derdroth gibbers incoherently.

Derdroth paces back and forth.

Derdroth strides over to stand before you.

Bromduck exclaims, "We wanchers monies!"

Juspera says, "Must have been magic."

Vonka says, "Mebber der be....."

Derdroth nods to you.

Hhooru asks, "Let's all follow Vonka and let her take us where she's gonna take us?"

Bromduck exclaims, "Gib it hears!"

Vonka blinks at Juspera.

Vonka trembles.

Derdroth asks something in Halfling.

(Bromduck holds out one small halfling hand.)

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

Bromduck exclaims, "Gib its!"

Mnar appears to be checking his pockets for something, but finds them empty.

(Derdroth holds out a cubby hand.)

You ask, "something ye wanted?"

Derdroth points at a thin wand.

You cock your head at Derdroth.

Derdroth asks something in Halfling.

(Bromduck leans over Kadesha and begins drooling on the dwarf as best he can.)

Juspera says, "They appear to be woefully underpowered robbers."

Derdroth says something in Halfling.

Zosopage nods to Atoyoz.

Vonka blinks.

Bromduck exclaims, "Das haffit wawa's!"

Bromduck grins at Kadesha.

Derdroth glances at Bromduck.

Juspera says, "As if magic snatchers beneath the table isn't enough."

Derdroth pokes you in the ribs.

You ask, "woefully underpowered in brain power?"

You cock your head at Juspera.

Juspera grins.

Kadesha glances at Bromduck.

Vonka gulps.

Bromduck exclaims, "Gib us da monies!"

Bromduck waves a handaxe around.

Bromduck exclaims, "EEEIII!!!"

Derdroth nods.

(Mnar rubs his temples, eyes squinched momentarily shut.)

Kadesha says, "most halflins I know jes be small, not immature"

Derdroth moves to stand behind you.

(Bromduck runs around the table as fast as his short legs can carry him.)

Juspera exclaims, "Snatcher! Come out! We have meat for you!"

Derdroth gibbers incoherently.
Derdroth gibbers incoherently.

Derdroth strides over to stand before you.

Derdroth pokes you in the ribs.

Vonka gulps.

Juspera rubs Mnar gently.

Bromduck exclaims, "Wes viwwans! We wancher monies!"

(Vonka climbs up on the table.)

You glare at Derdroth.

You say, "don't be poking me."

Bromduck exclaims, "Gib it obers!"

(Derdroth holds out a chubby hand while waving his wand around dangerously.)

Kadesha appears to be checking her pockets for something, but finds them empty.

Hhooru just tried to pull Vonka towards him!

Bromduck exclaims, "We gonna getsussss!"

Vonka just hugged Hhooru.

Bromduck waves a handaxe around.

Derdroth says something in Halfling.

Derdroth nods to Bromduck.

Bromduck stares at you.

Derdroth seems to be waiting for something.

Mnar says, "Little ones, let me say this as kindly as possible..."

Hhooru asks, "Watcha doing on the table Vonka?"

Derdroth waves a hand at Mnar, dismissing him indifferently.

Bromduck exclaims, "Ippen us donts gibbens it overs. Wes gonna bits yer legs off!"

Bromduck nods to you.
Bromduck nods to you.
Bromduck nods to you.
Bromduck nods to you.

Derdroth nods to you.
Derdroth nods to you.
Derdroth nods to you.
Derdroth nods to you.
Derdroth nods to you.

Robinblood blinks.

Juspera says, "Another reason that Halflings should be kept at home until they turn fifty."

Mnar says, "If you two persist on doing this, tomorrow's sun will dawn upon a city gate decorated with a pair of nailed halflings."

Bromduck exclaims, "Gib its!"

Vonka says, "Keepin' away from de pullin' t'ing."

Juspera shakes her head at Mnar and clucks her tongue.

Juspera says, "Waste of nails."

Bromduck sticks out his tongue.

Atoyoz nods to Vonka.

Bromduck exclaims, "PFFFFfffththbtththththbthbhth!"

Bromduck nods to Mnar.

(Derdroth clambers clumsily up onto the table top and walks towards Vonka.)

Kadesha says, "I sooo wish I had the empathy spell sometimes"

Kadesha chuckles.

Vonka cowers.

(Derdroth points his wand at Vonka.)

Juspera asks, "Is it time to go to bed yet?"

Bromduck stares at you.

Juspera leans on Mnar.

Vonka gulps.

Derdroth says, "Mone."

Juspera says, "Er. You know what I mean."

Atoyoz glances at Derdroth.

Derdroth nods.

(Vonka sticks up her hands.)

Kadesha exclaims, "heck wit alla healin, I carry herbs, I want repel idiot!"

You stare at Derdroth.

Bromduck exclaims, "Gib it obers! Wes bitcha ta deafs!"

Derdroth blinks.

Derdroth clears his throat.

Mnar asks, "Vonka, do you need help?"

Derdroth says, "Moni."

Vonka nods to Mnar.

Derdroth nods to Vonka.

Derdroth says, "Now."

Juspera reaches out and grabs at the end of Bromduck's nose!
MS: +129 - MD: 0 + MAvA: 0 + d100: +10 == +139
Success!
Bromduck howls in pain as Juspera tweaks his nose!

Bromduck exclaims, "OWs!"

Bromduck wails!

Robinblood chuckles.

Bromduck rubs his nose, soothing the pain.

Vonka says, "I ain' got no silvers ter give 'em."

Juspera cracks her knuckles.

Bromduck exclaims, "Dat hurts!"

Bromduck stares at Juspera.

Juspera rummages around in her pockets.

Derdroth exclaims something in Halfling.

Derdroth hurls himself at Juspera!
Derdroth flies a bit wide and lands in a heap on the ground.

Hhooru appears to be checking his pockets for something, but finds them empty.

You say, "they don't need silvers."

Juspera asks, "If I give you money, will you go away?"

Hhooru says, "I'm broke too"

Derdroth nods to Juspera.

You say, "they need milk in a bottle."

Derdroth nods to Juspera.
Derdroth nods to Juspera.
Derdroth nods to Juspera.
Derdroth nods to Juspera.

Juspera asks, "Promise?" Bromduck exclaims, "ye ol' meanie ordnn!"

Hhooru says, "i got somethin fer ya."

(Juspera holds the coins above her head.)

Derdroth ponders.

Bromduck nods to Juspera.
Bromduck nods to Juspera.
Bromduck nods to Juspera.
Bromduck nods to Juspera.

Robinblood just handed Derdroth some coins.

Hhooru takes a slender filet knife in his lizard scale boots.

Juspera just handed Bromduck some coins.

Hhooru removes a smooth stone from in his blue pack.

Derdroth lets out a cheer!

Juspera says, "That's all I have."

(Bromduck jumps up and down, trying to get at the money!)

Bromduck beams!

Something reaches out and drags Bromduck underneath the table!

Juspera laughs!

Juspera throws her head back and howls!

Vonka giggles.

You exclaim, "Yay, lich!"

Atoyoz's jaw drops.

Juspera says, "Oh dear, that is frightening."

You grin.

Zosopage grins.

Robinblood chuckles.

Juspera says, "Yet so amusing."

Derdroth says something in Halfling.

Robinblood says, "Good for something"

Kadesha blinks.

You say, "I never thought I'd say that either."

Atoyoz starts chuckling at you!

Vonka exclaims, "Now dat pullin' t'ing be useful!"

Mnar says, "And then there was one."

Derdroth just hugged Juspera.

You laugh out loud!

Atoyoz glances at Derdroth.

Zosopage grins.

Derdroth just hugged Juspera.
Derdroth just hugged Juspera.
Derdroth just hugged Juspera.
Derdroth just hugged Juspera.

Juspera splutters. Derdroth just hugged Juspera.

Atoyoz asks, "Where's your brother now?"

Juspera reaches out and grabs at the end of Derdroth's nose!
MS: +186 - MD: +3 + MAvA: 0 + d100: +81 == +264
Success!
Derdroth howls in pain as Juspera tweaks his nose!

Kadesha gestures into the air.
Kadesha gets a frustrated look on her face.

Mnar frowns.

Atoyoz pokes Derdroth in the ribs.

Derdroth gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Robinblood asks, "Um, Lich. Wanna grab the other one too?"

You exclaim, "Lich, there's one more!"

Derdroth blinks.

Kadesha says, "Bromduck metink found a rift"

Derdroth blinks.

Derdroth rubs his nose, soothing the pain.

You hum distractedly as your mind wanders.

Derdroth stands up.

Kadesha asks, "dis mean der hope fer dem liches?"

Derdroth coughs.

Robinblood grins at Kadesha.

Derdroth clears his throat.

Juspera snickers.

Vonka giggles.

Mnar says, "I think they and the liches deserve each other."

Derdroth says something in Halfling.

Juspera nods.

(Derdroth slowly points his finger at all of you, nodding slowly.)

Something reaches out from under the table and drags Derdroth underneath!

Kadesha says, "yaknow I think I rather have two halflin imps then the liches though"

Vonka says, "Dey all be halflin's."

Robinblood lets out a cheer!

Hhooru asks, "Where is Bramble Ravine?"

Mnar says, "But seriously, this is all the icemule I can deal with in one night."

Juspera whispers, "Doh!"

Hhooru asks, "That at the gate?"

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

Juspera says, "Good question."

Mnar says, "Wraiths, I think."

Something reaches out from under the table and drags Vonka underneath!

Juspera begins chuckling at Mnar.

Juspera groans.

Mnar sighs.

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

Juspera exclaims, "Not Vonka, she already had her turn!"

You exclaim, "Vonka!"

Hhooru gets a distant look on his face.

Something reaches out from under the table and drags Juspera underneath!

Mnar says, "She's in a rift, I'd imagine."

Kadesha says, "lil fella prolly fonna de out der"

Kadesha stares off into space.

Robinblood says, "Looks like it's going for all of us"

Mnar says, "Pales, all I want to do is go to bed."

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

You say, "Hmmm..."

Something reaches out from under the table and drags Mnar underneath!

Atoyoz blinks.

You say, "Night, Mnar."

You chuckle.

Atoyoz says, "Uhm..."

Robinblood leans back in his chair, balancing himself on two legs for a few moments, then sets the chair back down on all four legs.

You ask, "Ye think is taking us somewhere on purpose?"

Something reaches out from under the table and drags Atoyoz underneath!

Hhooru works his fingers under his blue pointed hat and scratches his head.

Robinblood slowly empties his lungs.

Something reaches out from under the table and drags another underneath!

Hhooru says, "I dunno"

You see Bromduck approach the table.
Bromduck arrives at your table.

Bromduck glares.

Hhooru blinks.

(Kadesha looks under the table)

Something reaches out from under the table and drags another underneath!

Bromduck exclaims, "Wudid us does to my buwfa!"

Hhooru exclaims, "Robinblood gone!"

Bromduck blinks.

You exclaim, "Oh, Lumnis!"

Something reaches out from under the table and drags another underneath!

You feel yourself being pulled away...

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

Juspera asks, "Where's Iscikella?"

You exclaim, "It's a crowd!"

Kadesha says, "on her way Id bet"

Robinblood chuckles.

Mnar says, "Hurry."

Atoyoz grins at you.

Mnar nods to Juspera.

Derdroth just went up.
Derdroth just arrived.

Juspera grins.

Juspera says, "Oh, fine."

Atoyoz chuckles.

Juspera's group just went northeast.
Juspera's group just arrived.

High Lady Kadesha just went north.
High Lady Kadesha just arrived.

Derdroth just went down.
Derdroth just arrived.

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

You can't do that while sitting.

Derdroth blinks.

Juspera's group just went northeast.
Juspera's group just arrived.

Kadesha wanders off into the star field and vanishes.

Derdroth just went west.
Derdroth just arrived.

You stand back up.

Hhooru babbles something unintelligible.

Juspera's group just went east.
Juspera's group just arrived.

Funny how life seems to repeat itself...

Derdroth just went southwest.
Derdroth just arrived.

Juspera waves to you.

Juspera's group just went south.
Juspera's group just arrived.

Derdroth just went northeast.
Derdroth just arrived.

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

Hhooru rubs a smooth stone.

Robinblood stands up.

Juspera's group just went south.
Juspera's group just arrived.

Robinblood just went up.
Robinblood just arrived.

Bromduck beams!

Derdroth just went south.
Derdroth just arrived.

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

Lady Atoyoz just went north.
Lady Atoyoz just arrived.

Robinblood just went up.
Robinblood just arrived.

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

Derdroth just went north.
Derdroth just arrived.

Juspera says, "It is very strange here."

Hhooru clasps Vonka's hand tenderly.

Juspera wanders off into the star field and vanishes.

Hhooru just went north.
Hhooru just arrived.

Robinblood just went up.
Robinblood just arrived.

Bromduck exclaims, "Bwuva!"

Mnar just went southeast.
Mnar just arrived.

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

Lady Atoyoz just went up.
Lady Atoyoz just arrived.

Derdroth just went northeast.
Derdroth just arrived.

Robinblood just went up.
Robinblood just arrived.

Hhooru just went north.
Hhooru just arrived.

Bromduck beams!

Bromduck just hugged Derdroth.

Derdroth just went northeast.
Derdroth just arrived.

You feel strange here...

Mnar just went south.
Mnar just arrived.

Robinblood just went up.
Robinblood just arrived.

Hhooru just went north.
Hhooru just arrived.

Lady Atoyoz just went northwest.
Lady Atoyoz just arrived.

Derdroth just went northeast.
Derdroth just arrived.

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

[Snowflake Vale, Clearing]
A narrow trail ends at the stump of a massive fir tree. From the scent on the crisp air, it seems that this is a burrow of skunks, which requires a respectful distance.
Obvious paths: south, northeast.

Suddenly there is a horrible shriek and a bright, intense flash as Mnar appears looking extremely confused!

You can't make that dextrous of a move!

Mnar mutters darkly.

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

Mnar just went south.

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

You concentrate on the Organ Scar Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your left eye feels better.

A mountain snowcat scampers in!

You hear the faint thoughts of Juspera echo in your mind:
"Where am I?"

A mountain snowcat scampers south.

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"I don't know. Where are ye?"

You concentrate on the Spirit Guide spell...
Your surroundings blur for a moment . . .

[Hall of the Gods, Main Chapel]
The Temple has been carved from the ice of the glacier. A vaulted ceiling rises above you, carved with faint designs, and thick pillars etched with the symbols of the gods rise to meet the dome. The walls glimmer with light from the sun, adding divine ambiance to an already spectacular chamber. To the northwest is a passage, seemingly brighter than the rest, while the tunnel to the southeast looks darker than you would think possible in the well-lit Temple.
Obvious exits: west, northwest, southeast, out.

You are overwhelmed by an intense wave of disorientation. An acidic bile taste hangs in the back of your throat, making it difficult to swallow. As you try to recover some semblance of balance, an intense series of spasms from deep in your bowels forces its entire contents to work its way up your throat. It takes every ounce of personal effort to keep yourself from the irresistable urge to vomit!

You hear the faint thoughts of Juspera echo in your mind:
"It looks like an empty house."

You recover somewhat from your nausea.

You say, "One second and I'll try to locate. Bit of nausea from the fogging back here."

You hear the faint thoughts of Benjon echo in your mind:
"Then my guess is..An empty house!"

You hear the faint thoughts of Terrypyn echo in your mind:
"ut oh...NOT the empty house...arg"

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

A voice rises up, "Perhaps we shall kill the little one while she's in the Rift."

You exclaim, "NO!"

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"They are threatening to kill Vonka."

You hear the faint thoughts of Juspera echo in your mind:
"Ack! There's a big statue of Amasalen here. Where am I?"

You exclaim, "NO! Don't do that, lich!"


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up immediately after the previous log...
***END NOTE***

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

Hhooru wanders off into the star field and vanishes.
Derdroth wanders off into the star field and vanishes.

Vonka says, "Time ter git out."

You grin.

The temperature drops rapidly!
You are injured!

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

Vonka just went north.
Vonka just arrived.

Funny how life seems to repeat itself...

Vonka just went north.
Vonka just arrived.

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

Vonka just went north.
Vonka just arrived.

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

Vonka just went north.
Vonka just arrived.

Black energy snakes around Vonka's leg.

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

Vonka gulps.

You exclaim, "Vonka!"

You try to pull Vonka towards you.

Vonka trembles.

You feel strange here...

You say, "Run."

Vonka just went north.
Vonka just arrived.

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

The energy begins to climb its way up Vonka's body.

Vonka just went north.
Vonka just arrived.

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

You say, "Faster."

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

Vonka gasps.

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

Vonka just went north.
Vonka just arrived.

Vonka screams and falls to the ground grasping her mangled right leg!

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

Vonka wails!

You pull Vonka to her feet.

Vonka just went north.
Vonka just arrived.

You hug Vonka.

The black energy winds its way around Vonka's entire body.

Vonka just went northeast.
Vonka just arrived.

Vonka just went northeast.
Vonka just arrived.

Vonka just went northeast.
Vonka just arrived.

You say, "Tend it Vonka."

Vonka screams and falls to the ground grasping her mangled left leg!

You exclaim, "No!"

You kneel down.

Vonka stands up.

Vonka suddenly looks drained!

You stand back up.

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

Vonka just went northeast.
Vonka just arrived.

Vonka suddenly looks drained!

Vonka just went northeast.
Vonka just arrived.

Vonka just went northeast.
Vonka just arrived.

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

Vonka just went up.
Vonka just arrived.

Time and space fold in upon itself...

Time and space fold in upon itself...

Vonka says, "Kint move."

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

[Snow Fort, Battlement]
A high wall of ice and snow bends over the battlement, forming a ceiling of sorts. Resting beneath it, an ominous gallows stands guard over several stone benches arranged as pews before it. The walls of this room, while still ice and snow, seem less smooth than elsewhere in the fort and somewhat disturbing as well.
Obvious exits: northeast.


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up immediately after Iscikella's prior log and therefore some of it runs simultaneous to Atoyoz's log inserted just previous to this one...
***END NOTE***

[Hall of the Gods, Main Chapel]
The Temple has been carved from the ice of the glacier. A vaulted ceiling rises above you, carved with faint designs, and thick pillars etched with the symbols of the gods rise to meet the dome. The walls glimmer with light from the sun, adding divine ambiance to an already spectacular chamber. To the northwest is a passage, seemingly brighter than the rest, while the tunnel to the southeast looks darker than you would think possible in the well-lit Temple.
Obvious exits: west, northwest, southeast, out.

You hear the faint thoughts of Benjon echo in your mind:
"what she do?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Hhooru echo in your mind:
"Where is the Subterranean Island, Rocky Split at?"

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Ye are in the shrine, Juspera."

You hear the faint thoughts of Hhooru echo in your mind:
"Vonka and Atoyoz still in the rift."

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Amasalen's Shrine."

You hear the faint thoughts of Juspera echo in your mind:
"What should I look for to get out?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Mnar echo in your mind:
"Ooh, careful there, can lose your weapon in some places"

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Stay there."

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"I'll come get ye."

You hear the faint thoughts of Zosopage echo in your mind:
"behind the rolaren"

You hear the faint thoughts of Juspera echo in your mind:
"Kadesha is here."

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Allright."

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Kadesha, they are threatening to kill Vonka."

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"While she is in the temporal rift."

You say, "Lich, don't kill her."

You hear the faint thoughts of Terrypyn echo in your mind:
"I would defend Vonka with my blade, but I know not of the place ye speak of...an I hae ne'er been to the rift"

You hear the faint thoughts of Mnar echo in your mind:
"Who, the halflings?"

Robinblood just arrived.

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Is not a place can get to."

Robinblood rubs his chin thoughtfully.

The Symbol of Thought begins to burn in your mind and you hear Kadesha thinking, " Vonka if ya can hear my thoughts in there un north"

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Yes, the Nine."

You hear the faint thoughts of Atoyoz touch your mind:
"Vonka is hurt bad in there..."

Robinblood just went northwest.

You hear the faint thoughts of Mnar echo in your mind:
"No, the little robber halflings"

You hear the faint thoughts of Zosopage echo in your mind:
"a glyph trap will take you there"

You focus your mind on Atoyoz and think:
"No way to get to her."

Robinblood just went out.

The Symbol of Thought begins to burn in your mind and you hear Kadesha thinking, "well don have a glyph trap handy"

You hear the faint thoughts of Atoyoz touch your mind:
"Black energy was climbing all over her body."

You stand back up.

You hear the faint thoughts of Zosopage echo in your mind:
"ya that would be handy"

You hear the faint thoughts of Terrypyn echo in your mind:
"has Vonka been teken by the Nine?"

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Kadesha, where are ye?"

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

You hear the faint thoughts of Hhooru echo in your mind:
"Vonka and Atoyoz still in the rift."

You focus your mind on Atoyoz and think:
"temporal rift."

You hear the faint thoughts of Atoyoz touch your mind:
"She had lost both legs and an arm and said she couldn't move the last I saw her."

Nodyre nods to you in greeting.

You say, "Vonka is in trouble."

Kadesha sighs.

You hear the faint thoughts of Juspera echo in your mind:
"Vonka needs to quiver less and run more."

Nodyre nods to Kadesha in greeting.

Nodyre asks, "Where is Vonka?"

You say, "They are threatening to kill her in there."

Kadesha says, "have no way back to her unless someone gotta glyph"

You hear the faint thoughts of Vonka echo in your mind:
"I'm out o' it."

You say, "I know."

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Vonka!"

Kadesha says, "ahh she out"

You hear the faint thoughts of Vonka echo in your mind:
"But I'm dyin'."

You hear the faint thoughts of Juspera echo in your mind:
"I hear they were threatening to kill you?"

You concentrate on the Transference spell...
You gesture into the air.
Your spell misfires.

Lord Nodyre just went out.

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Where are ye, Vonka?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Hhooru echo in your mind:
"Where are ya Vonka?"

Kadesha says, "gonna hafta find me a glyphed box look like"

Lord Nodyre just arrived.

You say, "She's out."

Lord Nodyre just went northwest.

A voice rises up in a howling laughter!

Kadesha says, "crud"

You exclaim, "Quiet, voice!"

You do your best impression of a grizzly, scaring people for miles!

Lord Nodyre just arrived.

Kadesha gestures into the air.
Kadesha gets a frustrated look on her face.

You ask, "They took her back?"

A voice growls, "And her essence has fed me once again."

Kadesha asks, "unseen force, past gate?"

You sense Atoyoz looking in on you.

Nodyre exclaims, "Bah!"

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"They took of her spirit!"

Nodyre exclaims, "dis is intolerable!"

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"They got her!"

You hear the faint thoughts of Kadesha echo in your mind:
"unseen force on poor Vonka"

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

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"One of the liches is laughing here."

You hear the faint thoughts of Atoyoz echo in your mind:
"Is she behind the gate?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Juspera echo in your mind:
"Gah. Where are you?"

A voice growls, "Such a fitting place for her to die... so close to the Master's quarters."

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Yes, she is behind the gate."

Kadesha says, "Im really gettin mad, an also feelin a need ta call on Lorminstra"

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

You say, "Did ye hear, Kadesha."

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

You concentrate on the Wall of Force spell...
You gesture.
A wall of force surrounds you.

You hear the faint thoughts of Atoyoz echo in your mind:
"Are you there?"

Nodyre removes a bone-hilted iron warsword from in his rolaren weapon harness.
Nodyre slings a laje banded tower shield off from over his shoulder.

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Kadesha went to get her."

You concentrate on the Locate Person spell...
You gesture into the air.
Your vision begins to become murky and clouded. You have a sensation of rapidly passing distance. Eventually your sight begins to clear and a vision of Kadesha's surroundings fills your mind...
...[Ice Plains, Shrine]
...The room is lit by dozens of torches and a marble dais is set at the end of the chamber atop a stone altar. The dais has gold and platinum inlays along the top with veins of silver twisted down the supports of the base. Several stools are arranged in rows in front of the altar, with a path large enough to walk down the center of the room to the altar. Behind the dais is a dark alcove with a lifesize statue of Amasalen, servant of Luukos. You also see a tempered rolaren arch.
...Also here: High Lady Kadesha
...Obvious paths: none.

The Symbol of Thought begins to burn in your mind and you hear Kadesha thinking, "need find her"

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"But I'm going up too."

The Symbol of Thought begins to burn in your mind and you hear Kadesha thinking, "if ya know past gate well an can fog target me"

Nodyre asks, "want brights or silvers?"

Nodyre leans on you.

You say, "Nae shouldn't need."

Nodyre nods.

The Symbol of Thought begins to burn in your mind and you hear Kadesha thinking, "hurrys"

You slide a small gold ring off your finger.
You slide the ring on your finger.
Suddenly your surroundings shift...

[Ice Plains, Shrine]

The room is lit by dozens of torches and a marble dais is set at the end of the chamber atop a stone altar. The dais has gold and platinum inlays along the top with veins of silver twisted down the supports of the base. Several stools are arranged in rows in front of the altar, with a path large enough to walk down the center of the room to the altar. Behind the dais is a dark alcove with a lifesize statue of Amasalen, servant of Luukos. You also see a tempered rolaren arch.
Also here: High Lady Kadesha
Obvious paths: none.

You feel a little pulse in the ring.

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

[Ice Plains, Master Quarters]
A crackling fire greets you as you wander into a large room filled with crates of dried meats and kegs of some unknown liquid. A large wooden table is set just on the other side of the fire with a cloth covering and several cushioned chairs around it. A second table on this side of the fire has no chairs but has several odd knives and small bowls of spices that are probably used in cooking. You also see a tempered rolaren arch.
Obvious exits: north, south, northeast.
Kadesha followed.

Kadesha says, "I not know alla here well"

[Ice Plains, Master Quarters]
You have entered upon what looks to be a gathering room for the upper class of this small colony. Two large wooden tables are set parallel to one another around a large fire in the center of the room. The fire looks to have just been tended to and generates enough heat to warm the entire area. Several cupboards line the far wall and hold eating untensils and primitive crockery.
Obvious exits: south, west, northeast, northwest.
Kadesha followed.

You say, "I have to follow a map myself, but said she was near here."

A voice growls, "Such a fitting place for her to die... so close to the Master's quarters."

High Lady Kadesha just went northeast.

You hear Kadesha yell, "here"

[Ice Plains, Master Quarters]
The flickering fire in the next room can be seen dancing on the far wall of this room. A cloth curtain in the doorway is easily pulled to prevent any disturbances while the occupants sleep. Two oak beds are set along the far wall along with two small dressers along the adjoining wall. Each has strange markings that you seem to recall seeing elsewhere.
Also in the room: High Lady Kadesha, the body of Vonka who is lying down
Obvious exits: southwest.

Kadesha gestures at Vonka.
Nothing happens.

You take a quick appraisal of Vonka and find that she has snapped bones and serious bleeding from the neck, a completely severed left arm, a completely severed right leg, a completely severed left leg, a fractured and bleeding right hand, and severe head trauma and bleeding from the ears.
She is bleeding from the left leg, from the head, profusely from the neck, from the right leg, and from the left arm.
She is also quite dead.

Kadesha reaches down and tenderly cradles Vonka's lifeless hand in hers.

You hear the ghostly voice of Vonka say, "Dey still killin' me."

Kadesha rubs Vonka gently.

You hear the ghostly voice of Vonka say, "Even t'ough I be dead."

Your surroundings blur into a white fog . . .

[Icemule Trace, Ice Garden]
Alpine flowerbeds ring this tucked-away courtyard, their bright colors a feast for the eyes in comparison to the white of all the snow that lies beyond the gate. Tamped snow paths keep footsteps soft in this small haven as travellers make their way to and from the chambers north of here. Centered in a bed of white edelweiss and aromatic purple-flowered calamintha is an ice fountain, its watery spray frozen in a sparkling plume. You also see a wrought-iron gate.
Also here: the body of Vonka who is lying down, High Lady Kadesha
Obvious paths: north.

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"We got her."

With great effort the spirit of Vonka gives a keening cry, spectral tears falling to the ground.

Kadesha gestures at Vonka.
Nothing happens.

A voice growls, "Perhaps I'll drain her of her essence... permanently."

You exclaim, "NO!"

With great effort the spirit of Vonka gives a keening cry, spectral tears falling to the ground.

Kadesha says, "bah says shes preserved, but cant keep"

You exclaim, "Take from me! Leave her be!"

Black energy begins to tear apart Vonka's corpse.

The spirit of Vonka begins to wail eerily.

Kadesha shrieks!

You wail!

You kneel down.

You pull Vonka's lifeless body into your arms.

You exclaim, "NO!"

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures at Vonka.
Nothing happens.

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures.
A brilliant light bathes you as your surroundings blur for a moment...

[Sanctuary]
A grey, swirling mist surrounds you, its tendrils creeping around your feet and twisting into a thick, translucent mass that vaguely forms a curved wall around the chamber. A feeling of calmness and protection passes over you as you sense that nothing harmful may pass the swirling walls.
Also in the room: High Lady Kadesha, the body of Vonka who is lying down
Obvious exits: out.

Kadesha lets out an eloquently vile series of grunts.

You fling yourself on the body of Vonka, wailing mournfully.

You hear the ghostly voice of Vonka say, "Der's maggots on me."

You start to cry all over the place.

You see Vonka Yvanke the Elf Rogue.
She appears to be in her 40's, has shoulder length, wavy dark brown hair, green eyes, and fair skin.
She has a golden key tattoo on her forearm.
She appears to be DEAD!
She has snapped bones and serious bleeding from the neck, a completely severed left arm, a completely severed right leg, a completely severed left leg, a fractured and bleeding right hand, a completely severed left hand, deep gashes and serious bleeding from her chest, deep gashes and serious bleeding from her abdominal area, and severe head trauma and bleeding from the ears.
She is bleeding from the left leg, from the head, profusely from the neck, badly from the abdomen, badly from the chest, from the right leg, slightly from the left hand, and from the left arm.

Kadesha gazes at Vonka with a look of utter sorrow in her eyes.

You exclaim, "Leave her be!"

You exclaim, "Take some of my spirit!"

A voice rises up and howls with laughter, "Do you think this can stop me?" The black energy resumes to rend the corpse asunder.

You exclaim, "Leave her be!"

A bright light surrounds you and your visions of sanctuary slowly fade...

[Icemule Trace, Ice Garden]
Alpine flowerbeds ring this tucked-away courtyard, their bright colors a feast for the eyes in comparison to the white of all the snow that lies beyond the gate. Tamped snow paths keep footsteps soft in this small haven as travellers make their way to and from the chambers north of here. Centered in a bed of white edelweiss and aromatic purple-flowered calamintha is an ice fountain, its watery spray frozen in a sparkling plume. You also see a wrought-iron gate.
Obvious paths: north.

Kadesha suddenly appears in a flash of brilliant light.
Vonka suddenly appears in a flash of brilliant light.

The spirit of Vonka begins to wail eerily.

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures.
Your surroundings blur for a moment . . .

[Temple, Hallway]
Luminous ice surrounds you, making the hall glow a silvery blue. Several halfling priests wander through, chatting happily, while a mother walks with her child, telling the young one about the gods. A dark archway opens in the south wall. To the west, a crew of halflings is carving a new section from the ice, and the new rooms look to be completed soon. You also see a large wooden sign.
Also in the room: High Lady Kadesha, the body of Vonka who is lying down
Obvious exits: east.

An arctic fox pads into the room.

Kadesha looks peaked and bothered.

You hear the faint thoughts of Atoyoz echo in your mind:
"Where are you M'lady?"

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

The sickly pallor seems to fade from Kadesha.

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"We are in trouble, Atoyoz. They are rending her corpse."

Kadesha grabs Vonka's body and drags it east with her.

The arctic fox pads off.

You can't do that while kneeling.

You stand back up.

[Hall of the Gods, Main Chapel]
The Temple has been carved from the ice of the glacier. A vaulted ceiling rises above you, carved with faint designs, and thick pillars etched with the symbols of the gods rise to meet the dome. The walls glimmer with light from the sun, adding divine ambiance to an already spectacular chamber. To the northwest is a passage, seemingly brighter than the rest, while the tunnel to the southeast looks darker than you would think possible in the well-lit Temple. You also see an arctic fox.
Obvious exits: west, northwest, southeast, out.

The arctic fox pads off.

You hear the faint thoughts of Atoyoz touch your mind:
"Where!"

You hear the faint thoughts of Juspera echo in your mind:
"Where are they doing that?"

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

[Hall of the Seasons]
Four altars stand in this room, one against each wall. The one on the east wall is tinted yellow, the south crimson, the west green, and the north black. Carved upon the walls are scenes from each of the four seasons in the cycle of the year, spring in the east blending to summer in the south, summer becoming autumn in the west and autumn fading to winter in the north. A deity presides over each scene, according to the correct season. You also see an arctic fox, a brightly painted wooden gate decorated with garlands of spring flowers and a grey stone arch.
Also in the room: the body of Vonka who is lying down, High Lady Kadesha
Obvious exits: northeast, down.

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures at Vonka.
A luminescent web briefly forms around Vonka, then fades into the body.

The arctic fox sits down.

You take a quick appraisal of Vonka and find that she has snapped bones and serious bleeding from the neck, a completely severed left arm, a completely severed right leg, a completely severed left leg, a fractured and bleeding right hand, a completely severed left hand, deep gashes and serious bleeding from her chest, deep gashes and serious bleeding from her abdominal area, deep gashes and serious bleeding from her back, a blinded right eye, a blinded left eye, a case of uncontrollable convulsions, and severe head trauma and bleeding from the ears.
She is bleeding from the left leg, slightly from the back, from the head, profusely from the neck, badly from the abdomen, badly from the chest, from the right leg, slightly from the left hand, and from the left arm.
She is also quite dead.

Kadesha sighs relieved.

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Hall of Seasons now."

You kneel down.

You hear the faint thoughts of Stillson echo in your mind:
"'dats it it buttkickin time!"

The arctic fox raises its ears.

You kiss Vonka on the forehead.

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

The black energy continues its work, stripping the flesh from Vonka's corpse.

You exclaim, "STOP!"

Lady Atoyoz's group just arrived.

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's left leg damage is transferred to you.

You hear the ghostly voice of Vonka exclaim, "I dun' wanner be no lich!"

Kadesha says, "I ain raisin ya till they stop"

Atoyoz just kneeled down and pulled Vonka's lifeless body into her arms.

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's right hand damage is transferred to you.

Juspera glares.

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's left arm damage is transferred to you.

Kadesha says, "ya kept now at least"

You say, "They are stripping the flesh from her."

Kadesha just touched the north wall.

A pained expression crosses Atoyoz's face.

Kadesha slowly empties her lungs.

An unseen force slams against Iscikella, throwing her back!

You hear the ghostly voice of Vonka say, "It be maggots all over me."

Stillson just arrived.

Juspera's jaw drops.

You scream!

Atoyoz exclaims, "Isci!"

Atoyoz stands up.

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

Atoyoz pulls you to your feet.

Kadesha says, "dat did it"

You recite:
"LUMNIS! aid!"

You tilt your head up.

Kadesha kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Stillson removes a silver-edged black rolaren backsword from in his mane weapon harness.

You take a quick appraisal of Vonka and find that she has snapped bones and serious bleeding from the neck, a completely severed left hand, deep gashes and serious bleeding from her chest, deep gashes and serious bleeding from her abdominal area, deep gashes and serious bleeding from her back, a blinded right eye, a blinded left eye, a case of uncontrollable convulsions, and severe head trauma and bleeding from the ears.
She is bleeding slightly from the back, from the head, profusely from the neck, badly from the abdomen, badly from the chest, and slightly from the left hand.
She is also quite dead.

Atoyoz trembles with rage.

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's left hand damage is transferred to you.

Stillson asks, "them liches behind dat gate?"

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's abdomen damage is transferred to you.

Stillson peers quizzically at you.

Atoyoz whispers, "Need mana?"

You say, "They are not visible."

With great effort the spirit of Vonka gives a keening cry, spectral tears falling to the ground.

You say, "But they are here."

You hear the voice of Juspera say, "That is a very unlich-like gate."

Kadesha recites:
"'Lorminstra, holder of the keys, guardian of their souls and mine"

Atoyoz gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Stillson searches around for a moment.

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Stillson searches around for a moment.

You say, "Ye won't find them, Stillson."

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

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's head damage is transferred to you.

Hhooru's group just arrived.

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's back damage is transferred to you.

Kadesha says, "I beseech they Lady of Winter, death and rebirth, we need urgent aid"

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's neck damage is transferred to you.

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's chest damage is transferred to you.

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's right eye damage is transferred to you.

The spirit of Vonka begins to wail eerily.

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's left eye damage is transferred to you.

A swarm of spiders scatters into the folds of Vonka's spidersilk cloak.

You meditate over Vonka.
Vonka's nervous system damage is transferred to you.

Atoyoz just kneeled down and pulled Vonka's lifeless body into her arms.

Juspera shifts her weight.

Juspera kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

You take a quick appraisal of Vonka and find that she has no apparent injuries.
She is also quite dead.

You pant.

The arctic fox pants.

Stillson says, "notice they afarid to show dem selves infront of a halfling warrior"

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

You concentrate on the Head Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your head feels better.

Hhooru pokes Vonka to see if she will move.

You concentrate on the Head Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your head feels better.

You concentrate on the Head Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your neck feels better.

Kadesha rubs Vonka gently.

Atoyoz rubs Vonka gently.

You concentrate on the Head Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your neck feels better.

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

You concentrate on the Organ Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your chest feels better.

You concentrate on the Organ Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your chest feels better.

Stillson searches around for a moment.

Hhooru falls to his knees beside the body of Vonka and wails mournfully!

Vonka's corpse begins to unravel before your very eyes. The last thing you see is the maggots worming their way inside her carcass.

You concentrate on the Organ Repair spell...
You concentrate.
Your abdomen feels better.

The arctic fox stands back up.

Atoyoz exclaims, "No!"

You exclaim, "NO!"

Kadesha shrieks!

You exclaim, "VONKA!"

The arctic fox pads off.

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures into the air.
A silvery fog coalesces around Kadesha, obscuring her form. When the fog dissipates, Kadesha is gone.


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up immediately after the previous log...
***END NOTE***

[Thurfel's Cellar]
Deep claw marks in the walls lead from the floor up to the ceiling, terminating with a dozen or more gouges scratched overhead. It is quite clear however, the stone was far too formidable to allow escape to whatever created the marks.
Also in the room: the body of Vonka who is lying down
Obvious exits: north, south.

You reach down and tenderly cradle Vonka's lifeless hand in yours.

An arctic fox pads into the room.

You hear the ghostly voice of Vonka say, "Dey won' lemme go, Milady."

You clench your fist.

You glance at Vonka and immediately realize she has 0 spirit levels out of a maximum of 5, and is currently preserved for 4470 seconds.
You also notice that she has no apparent injuries.
She is also quite dead.

You exclaim, "fight Vonka!"

You say, "yer will"

[Temple Burrow, Koar and Lumnis]
On the edge of the glacier, you have a marvelous view of the city to the south. Your eyes follow the slightly haphazard streets around Icemule Trace until they meet the four roads and eventually the gates in the walls. Above you towers the great Temple, carved from the purest ice and shining with a nearly divine light in the sun. A ramp of ice leads down to the west, while an ice staircase leads down to the east and a set of carved ice steps lead down to the northwest around an oddly shaped ice flow.
Also here: the body of Vonka who is lying down
Obvious paths: down.

You grab Vonka and try to drag her, but she is too heavy.

Vonka is obviously not able to be moved, you cannot drag her!

You hearthe ghostly voice of Vonka say, "Lumnis, iffin I go beyon' de gates..."

You hear the ghostly voice of Vonka say, "Please members dat me las' prayer be dat yer help dis town."

A voice growls all around you as the black energy continues to strip Vonka's corpse clean of flesh, and binding her to the ground.

You blink.

You gesture at a polished ebonwood Lorminstra symbol inlaid with the image of a golden key.
Focusing your will on the Lorminstra symbol, you attempt to use it to help establish a link between yourself and your deity.

You begin a quiet prayer in the hope that your god will hear.
You fall into a deep trancelike state.

You exclaim, "Lorminstra, I beseech Thee now! preserve and save this innocent soul from the foul ones grasp!"

You kneel down and begin your prayers.

You touch Vonka.

You lift your Lorminstra symbol reverently to your lips, and its image of a golden key on a field of black pulses for a moment with a pale glow.

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

You recite:
"Who are these liches to dare tresspass on Your realm, Lady of Winter?"

You murmur some prayers under your breath.

You touch Vonka.


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up immediately after the previous log...
***END NOTE***

[Temple Burrow, Koar and Lumnis]
On the edge of the glacier, you have a marvelous view of the city to the south. Your eyes follow the slightly haphazard streets around Icemule Trace until they meet the four roads and eventually the gates in the walls. Above you towers the great Temple, carved from the purest ice and shining with a nearly divine light in the sun. A ramp of ice leads down to the west, while an ice staircase leads down to the east and a set of carved ice steps lead down to the northwest around an oddly shaped ice flow. You also see an arctic fox.
Also here: Malikary, Stillson, the body of Vonka who is lying down, High Lady Kadesha who is kneeling
Obvious paths: down.
Juspera and Atoyoz followed.

Kadesha just touched Vonka.

You ask, "She allright?"

Juspera asks, "Where did you go?"

You kneel down.

Hhooru's group just arrived.

Juspera stares at Vonka.

You kiss Vonka on the forehead.

Kadesha says, "Dear Lorminstra! cover her in yer embrace"

The arctic fox sits down.

Kadesha continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

A hiss comes from the snow as the black energy begins to dissipate from Vonka's corpse, a voice rises up in a growl, "Call your pathetic gods. You can have this one, but there will be others."

Kadesha whispers, "I communed"

Hhooru blinks.

Atoyoz just kneeled down and pulled Vonka's lifeless body into her arms.

Kadesha grins.

Malikary growls ferociously!

The spirit of Vonka sighs softly, raising the hairs on the back of your neck.

Zosopage blinks.

You cry sadly, tears of sorrow flowing down your cheeks.

Hhooru strikes a heroic pose.

Malikary licks a pair of long bloodstained fangs.

Kadesha exclaims, "Praise Lorminstra and her deliverance!"

You hear the ghostly voice of Vonka say, "Praise be der Lorminstra an' Lumnis."

Atoyoz gazes at Vonka with a look of utter sorrow in her eyes.

You kiss Vonka on the forehead.

Kadesha takes off a polished ebonwood Lorminstra symbol inlaid with the image of a golden key.

Hhooru exclaims, "Come out ya brute!"

Kadesha holds her Lorminstra symbol high, staring intently into the image of a golden key. The symbol radiates a pale glow, and the image shimmers and coalesces for a moment into the visage of Lorminstra for all to see. Words seem to spring unbidden to Kadesha's lips as the vision overwhelms her and she calls out, "Grant that we be worthy of your deliverance, Goddess of rebirth!"

The arctic fox raises its ears.

Juspera says, "Good Lorminstra."

Kadesha says, "I called upon the Lady and she did intervene"

Kadesha cries with happiness, laughing through her tears.

Kadesha slowly empties her lungs.

You cock your head at Kadesha.

Atoyoz just hugged Kadesha.

Malikary grins.

Kadesha whispers, "I did, communed"

Hhooru rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Kadesha puts on a polished ebonwood Lorminstra symbol inlaid with the image of a golden key.

Kadesha rubs you gently.

Kadesha rubs Vonka gently.

Hhooru glances at Vonka.

You whisper quietly to Kadesha, "And saved her?"

Kadesha nods to you.

Stillson searches around for a moment.

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Kadesha communed. Lorminstra saved her."

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Saved Vonka."

Kadesha sighs relieved.

Hhooru grins at Zosopage.

Kadesha gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Kadesha gestures at Vonka.
A silvery translucent thread extends from Kadesha encompassing Vonka's corpse.

You pull Vonka's lifeless body into your arms.

Juspera says, "What excitement we've had this evening."

Juspera says, "I must get some rest."

You kiss Vonka on the forehead.

Kadesha says, "Vonka, recieve the Lady's grace"

You ask, "And Mnar wanted to negotiate?"

You ask, "With these?"

Hhooru nods to Atoyoz.

You glance at Juspera.

Kadesha raises her hand to her Lorminstra symbol, touching the image of a golden key.

You say, "Ye see."

Kadesha just touched Vonka.

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

Juspera says, "Well. Mnar is an odd one."

Hhooru waves an oaken wand at Vonka.
The glazed look leaves Vonka.

Vonka gasps.

Hhooru waves an oaken wand at Kadesha.
The glazed look leaves Kadesha.

You say, "Sometimes I do know what I am saying."

Juspera grins.

Stillson says, "i got negotiate right here"

Hhooru pulls Vonka to her feet.

Atoyoz rubs Vonka gently.

(Vonka clutches Iscikella, sobbing hysterically.)

Stillson taps a silver-edged black rolaren backsword.

You say, "And he can keep his arrogance."

Atoyoz stands up.

Juspera says, "Thank you for letting us join your struggle a bit."

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

Vonka kneels down.

Juspera says, "If I can help while I stay in town, I will."

Juspera curtsies.

Vonka sobs.

Hhooru says, "She needs some blood"

You smile at Juspera.

Kadesha just tried to pull Vonka towards her!

Juspera just gave Vonka a smooch.

Atoyoz curtsies to Juspera.

You say, "that would be appreciated, Juspera."

You meditate over Vonka.
You take some of Vonka's health points.

Juspera says, "It's my pleasure."

Juspera waves.

Vonka just hugged Kadesha.

Juspera went down an ice ramp.

(Kadesha gently touches Vonka's forehead)

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

Vonka says, "T'ank yer, Kadesha."

Vonka sobs.

Kadesha just kissed Vonka.

You try to pull Vonka towards you.

Vonka says, "An' Iscikella."

You try to pull Vonka towards you.

Vonka sobs.

Kadesha says, "I tol ye Liabo cares"

Vonka nods to Kadesha.

Vonka cries like a baby, howling and snuffling through her tears.

You try to pull Vonka towards you.

Atoyoz rubs Vonka gently.

Malikary rubs Vonka gently.

You say, "Is allright now, Vonka."

Hhooru rubs Vonka gently.

Kadesha reaches out and holds Vonka's hand.

Kadesha cuddles up with Vonka.

Stillson went down an ice ramp.

Vonka bursts into tears!

Vonka says, "I know...."

Kadesha says, "I so love yer kind spirit Vonka"

Vonka gasps.

Vonka says, "I kint stop."

You rub Vonka.

Vonka hiccups!

Kadesha says, "the snake will NOT have it"

You say, "Understandable."

Kadesha just hugged Vonka.

Atoyoz rubs Vonka gently.

You rub Vonka.

Vonka sniffs.

Vonka just hugged Kadesha.

Vonka just hugged Atoyoz.

Atoyoz just hugged Vonka.

Vonka just hugged Hhooru.

Hhooru just hugged Vonka.

Vonka trembles.

Hhooru sniffs.

Hhooru turns around.

Hhooru turns around.

Hhooru searches around for a moment.

Hhooru glances at an ice flow.

Vonka suddenly shivers, perhaps it was the wind?

Kadesha suddenly shivers, perhaps it was the wind?

Atoyoz blinks.

A voice rises up beside your ear, "There will be others, and other times. I will succeed in draining all of her essence, it is only inevitable." A breeze blows by, sounding much like a howling laughter!

Atoyoz gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

You ask, "Did ye hear?"

You shiver.

Atoyoz shakes her head.

You ask, "Atoyoz?"

Atoyoz says, "I heard nothing."

You ask, "Kadesha?"

Kadesha yells, "There will always be Lorminstra ya foul spawn of Luukos"

You ask, "vonka?"

You say, "Did ye hear."

Atoyoz says, "I only saw you all shake."

The arctic fox raises its ears.

(Iscikella looks nervous.)

Kadesha says, "I heard"

Atoyoz glances at you.

Atoyoz asks, "What was it?"

You say, "It said it will succeed in draining all her essence."

You say, "That it is only a matter of time."

A pained expression crosses Atoyoz's face.

Atoyoz exclaims, "No!"

You say, "and laughed."

Atoyoz tightens her grip on her black rolaren longsword.

Kadesha says, "And I say Lorminstra will protect her"

Vonka says, "Dey started eatin' me in dat rift."

Vonka blinks.

You ask, "Is that what ye heard, Kade?"

Vonka nods to you.

Vonka says, "I heard it."

Atoyoz nods to Vonka.

You try to pull Vonka towards you.

Vonka trembles.

You exclaim, "We won't let them have ye, Vonka!"

You exclaim, "We'll find those vessels!"

Kadesha says, "yes thats what i heard"

Vonka says, "Please dun' let 'em."

Vonka wrings her hands.

Kadesha exclaims, "ye cannae believe the lies of that spawn!"

You say, "We will find them."

You kiss Vonka on the cheek.

Vonka hiccups!

You say, "We will."

You nod to Vonka.

Vonka hugs you.

Kadesha exclaims, "Lorminstra is superior to a buncha liches!"

Atoyoz hugs you.

Atoyoz just hugged Vonka.



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