Vessel Seven
Volnes, day 8 of the month Koaratos in the year 5102

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
This log is actually the combination of six logs from four players, two from Iscikella's player, one from Achillea's player, two from Perigourd's player and one from Tianni's player. It should be noted, therefore, that in this log the "you" references refer to any of these four characters, as noted in the initial reference.
***END NOTE***

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

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease. You also see the Kcutter disk, a scratched fel chest, the fiery red Mernon disk, a fresh flower, the Macatac disk and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Tepalla, Lord Belthania, Tzuriz, Lord Fathomynd, Buen who is sitting, Keitarou who is sitting, Journeyman Mocu, Lady Catlas, Kcutter, Taisch who is lying down, Lord Gallahan, Runaen who is sitting, Avios, Reygne who is sitting, Arandon, Requi who is sitting, Valiria, Llokar who is sitting, Trinisca who is sitting, Apprentice Mernon, Gentian, Macatac, Cogs who is kneeling.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

Reygne whimpers.

Kcutter says, "owls, a little halfling girl pale with black splotches."

Tzuriz smiles at you.

Tzuriz nods to you in greeting.

Valiria says, "The lost penguin chick is now dust"

You ask, "We have a plague?"

You blink at Kcutter.

Kcutter says, "seems we might"

A woman walks by cradling a child in her arms. The child is covered with blankets, unmoving. There is a sad look in the woman's eyes as she passes.

Dimwitt leans on you.

Valiria hugs you.

Catlas blinks.

Valiria exclaims, "oh!"

The heavy rainfall makes it difficult to see more than just a few feet ahead.

You blink.

Reygne says in guild speak, "oh I dont like this"

Valiria sighs sadly.

Kcutter says, "Saw the girl at the temple"

Fathomynd exclaims, "yes, many people from the landing coming up here!"

Catlas bursts into tears!

Buen blinks.

Reygne says in guild speak, "something is killin babies"

Dimwitt says, "we meet at last"

Catlas says, "poor woman"

You hear the faint thoughts of Niasan echo in your mind:
"Children are dying..."

Reygne says in guild speak, "I am very senstive to this"

Wholenote says in guild speak, "you not alone"

Valiria sniffs.

Valiria says, "That was so terrible"

You ask, "What is happening to the children?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Niasan echo in your mind:
"I saw a woman walk past carrying an unmoving child wrapped in blankets."

Avios says, "Diein"

Reygne whimpers.

Avios nods to you.

Tzuriz rubs his chin thoughtfully.

The sky is full of rain-sodden clouds.

You hear your own faint thoughts echoing in your head:
"Aye, as did I."

Trinisca says, "we need a lot of disease healers.."

Wholenote says in guild speak, "birds falling from the sky and dying"

You hear the faint thoughts of Niasan echo in your mind:
"She appeared very sad."

Wholenote says, "birds falling from the sky and dying"

Reygne wrings her hands.

[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. You also see a halfling deputy.
Obvious paths: north, south, east, west.

Niasan just arrived.

You tilt your head up.

Niasan asks, "A plague?"

You say, "Seems like somehow."

The heavy rainfall makes it difficult to see more than just a few feet ahead.

Niasan says, "I've never seen it kill so swiftly before, though.."

Niasan says, "Usually up to three days."

You blink.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease. You also see the Delyian disk, a scratched fel chest, the fiery red Mernon disk, a fresh flower, the Macatac disk and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Vonka, Renala, Lady Aryleste, Rythick who is sitting, Sarous who is lying down, Lady Victorialyn, Lord Lacor, Angelly who is sitting, Dannah, Tepalla, Lord Delyian, Lord Belthania, Lord Fathomynd, Buen who is sitting, Keitarou who is sitting, Journeyman Mocu, Lady Catlas, Taisch who is lying down, Lord Gallahan, Runaen who is sitting, Avios, Reygne who is sitting, Requi who is sitting, Valiria, Llokar who is sitting, Trinisca who is sitting, Apprentice Mernon, Gentian, Macatac, Cogs who is kneeling.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

Dannah says, "This is kinda scary.."

Vonka hugs you.

Reygne nods to Dannah.

You say, "Evening, Vonka."

Vonka says, "Hey der."

Dannah nods to Reygne.

Vonka shivers.

Vonka says, "Sorter icky night."

You say, "Something is seriously wrong."

Valiria whispers, "an owl fell from the sky, couldnt fly apparently... Thats all so far."

Victorialyn says, "I am heading for the towers and take a good look around"

Victorialyn waves.

Lady Victorialyn just went south.

Vonka says, "Welp, dun' like rain."

Vonka says, "But it sorter happens."

Sheets of heavy rain drown you in an unrelenting curtain of water.

Tzuriz nods to Vonka.

Vonka shivers.

You shake your head.

Valiria gazes up into the heavens.

Tzuriz says, "I usually don't mind it.."

Tzuriz says, "but"

Buen stares at Vonka.

You say in guild speak, "But i don't like this rain either."

Valiria shivers.

Vonka says, "Dun' mean nuttin' be wrong."

You tilt your head up.

Trinisca says, "We are being invaded"

Buen says, "yer said rain, and it raining..."

Valiria says in guild speak, "me either"

Tierus says, "Greetin's, all."

Vonka blinks.

Buen cowers away from Vonka!

You ask, "We are?"

Vonka says, "It bin rainin' a whiles."

You nod to Vonka.

Tierus says, "Smells liken tae rain."

Dannah gazes up into the heavens.

Lacor sniffs.

Valiria rubs Dannah gently.

Vonka shivers.

Buen says, "me short, not felyt it before"

Vonka gazes up into the heavens.

Niasan says, "I didn't think it ever rained up here.."

Niasan gazes up into the heavens.

(Gentian rummages around in her pack, looking for her mac and umbrella)

You hear the faint thoughts of Victorialyn echo in your mind:
"Well there is someone else who believes trouble is afoot. The guard is gone from the south gate"

Vonka coughs.

Tierus says, "Nae 'xactly a frightenin' experience, given tha' 'tis 'Mule in Springtime."

You say, "And an owl fell, couldn't fly."

The heavy rainfall makes it difficult to see more than just a few feet ahead.

You say, "And the children dying..."

Tierus whispers, "So I've heard."

Valiria says in guild speak, "I have a feelin this is not a normal kind of rain."

Valiria sighs.

You bite your lip.

(Vonka holds her cloak over her head like a tent.)

Tierus asks, "Dyin' children?"

Elanella says, "oh gads, its pouring"

Valiria nods to Dannah.

Tierus says, "Hrm."

You look at Valiria and shake your head.

Reygne nods to Tierus.

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

Tzuriz says, "seems an odd coincidence, this rain and the other things dying"

Vonka blinks at you.

(Tierus holds his shield up over his head.)

Reygne says, "a sick little halfling child"

You tilt your head up.

You hear the faint thoughts of Tierus echo in your mind:
"P'raps thair's poison in tha rain."

Elanella gazes up into the heavens.

Reygne says, "and a woman holding a not moving baby"

Niasan says, "Looks like plague, but it's killing too quickly."

You hear the faint thoughts of Tierus echo in your mind:
"Naethaless, ah'd recommend ye all get out yer oilskins."

Reygne says in guild speak, "so nerves I cant talk straight"

Reygne stands up.

You say, "Well, some plagues are quick."

Tierus says, "Get out yer oilskins, folks. Nae anythin' tae be 'fraid o'."

You bite your lip.

Shonison says, "the surprises I get when I just come up here to get money"

Vonka nods to you.

The sky is full of rain-sodden clouds.

Vonka says, "Aye."

Tierus turns to face you.

Vonka shivers.

Vonka removes a rose pink silk handkerchief from in her stalking cloak.

You whisper quietly to Tzuriz, "We're in trouble here I think."

Tierus says, "Mayhaps tha Red Rot."

You shudder.

You blink at Tierus.

Tzuriz nods to you.

Niasan says, "Most don't kill until a day or so after the symptoms appear, though."

Tierus shrugs.

You say, "I pray not."

Shonison asks, "the red rot is not cross species is it?"

(Vonka holds her handkerchief in front of her face.)

Tzuriz whispers, "aye, things are not looking good"

You say, "I don't know."

Shonison gestures while calling upon the lesser spirits for aid...
Shonison gestures.
There is a dim flash around Shonison.
Shonison's body seems to glow with an internal strength.

Tierus asks, "Whae knows?"

Tierus shrugs.

You gesture while calling upon the lesser spirits to aid you with the Disease Resistance spell...
You gesture.
There is a dim flash around you.
You feel a strengthening of your internal fortitude.

Macatac begins chuckling at Vonka.

You gesture while calling upon the lesser spirits to aid you with the Poison Resistance spell...
There is a dim flash around you.
You feel a strengthening of your blood flow.

Shonison asks, "anyone else want some disease resistance?"

Vonka says, "Dun' see no icky corpses er nuttin'."

Roaring wind rushes past you, forcing the pelting rain to sting your skin.

Kcutter says, "Please"

Shonison gestures while calling upon the lesser spirits for aid...
Shonison gestures at Catlas.
There is a dim flash around Catlas.
Catlas's body seems to glow with an internal strength.

Trinisca says, "please"

Vonka sways back and forth.

You rub your violet eyes in an effort to refresh them.

Catlas says, "thank you"

You say, "The rain is pelting..."

Shonison smiles.

You say, "Stings.."

You rub your violet eyes in an effort to refresh them.

Tierus says, "Aye, an' ah'm hungry."

Tierus nods to you.

Tzuriz gestures.
There is a dim flash around Tzuriz.
Tzuriz's body seems to glow with an internal strength.

Shonison says, "that is typical in cold weather"

Tierus runs a hand through his short, straight silver hair, trying to make himself presentable.

Tzuriz gestures at Leastath.
There is a dim flash around Leastath.
Leastath's body seems to glow with an internal strength.

Vonka surveys the area.

Leastath grins.

You hear the faint thoughts of Krystabell echo in your mind:
"Well normally a little bit of rain dun kill no kids... and I also saw an owl just fall outta the sky earlier"

Vonka wrinkles her nose.

[Commerce Burrow, Trader's Way]
Trader's Way comes to a sharp corner here, in front of a marvelously grand bakery. Painted bright pink, the front of the building is decorated with numerous tiny windows outlined with white shutters. A polished silver plaque hangs next to the door. You also see a dark ladder leaning against a large ironwood tower.
Obvious paths: north, west.

The heavy rainfall makes it difficult to see more than just a few feet ahead.

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Niasan just arrived.

You think to yourself, "Whatever is causing this rain?"

You whisper quietly to Niasan, "Hard to hear anything in the Centre."

Niasan says, "I've been watching the towers, as well."

Niasan nods.

You tilt your head up.

A sudden gust blows the rain at you in a stinging attack.

Niasan says, "I was standing a bit south of the center when I saw several uniformed men rush past with their nets."

You rub your violet eyes in an effort to refresh them.

You ask, "Nets?"

You blink.

Niasan nods.

Niasan says, "Nets."

You glance at a dark ladder leaning against a large ironwood tower.

Niasan says, "Like they were trying to catch something."

You say, "I wonder what is going on..."

A heavy drizzle trickles down from the grey skies.

You say, "I'm going to wander a bit."

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease. You also see a halfling deputy, the Kcutter disk, the Delyian disk, a fresh flower, the Macatac disk and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Mashmashu, Fabrique, Saberwolv, Achillea, Lord Tierus, Maygog who is sitting, Trinisca, Kcutter, High Lord Shonison, Leastath, Taisch who is lying down, Shinwah who is lying down, Tzuriz, Elanella, Vonka, Sarous who is lying down, Lord Delyian, Lord Belthania, Lord Fathomynd, Buen, Keitarou who is sitting, Lady Catlas, Runaen who is sitting, Valiria, Gentian, Macatac, Cogs who is kneeling.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

The penguin chick wanders in, one leg completely useless. It manages to crawl its way to the statue and then collapses. It feathers fall off all around it and its body then decomposes into a black dust.

Vonka wails!

You blink.

You whisper quietly to Tierus, "What happened?"

Saberwolv scowls.

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

Saberwolv exclaims, "Ah am gittin wet!"

Saberwolv stamps his feet.

Tzuriz rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You hear the faint thoughts of Niasan touch your mind:
"Insects, maybe? They could move quickly and poison... and the uniformed men could be trying to catch them."

Vonka says, "Poor li'l chick."

Vonka sniffs.

(Buen jumps onto the bench)

Shonison says, "I just came here for money, and now I'm gonna get some terrible disease"

Shonison mutters under his breath.

Achillea nods to you in greeting.

You focus your mind on Niasan and think:
"The penguin chick just died."

Vonka says, "He didn' have no leg."

Achillea asks, "Vonka?"

Macatac says, "that didn`t sound so good"

Valiria asks, "All four of them?"

Trinisca says, "full health.. disease resisted.... I'm ready"

Buen says, "dwarf no wanna drowned"

Trinisca says, "you won't drown"

Vonka says, "Sommun et 'em."

A black mist begins to creep slowly along the snow, tendrils reaching in all directions. The stench returns, thrice worse than before.

Valiria says, "Uh oh"

Jestin winces.

Dannah blinks.

Elanella covers her nose tightly.

Dannah blinks.

Jestin says, "Uh oh"

Niasan squints.

Elanella coughs.

Saberwolv exclaims, "hark, says I!"

Elanella coughs.

Saberwolv scowls.

Vonka shrieks!

Shonison says, "stench of death"

Valiria coughs.

Catlas sniffs.

Catlas gags.

Valiria coughs.

Tierus sniffs.

Buen says, "dwarf no swimmed good"

You hear the faint thoughts of Jarlstrom echo in your mind:
"ummm a black mist ana it smeels bad"

Shinwah frowns.

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

(Vonka jumps over to the statue and climbs up on top of it.)

You hear the faint thoughts of Tierus echo in your mind:
"Acsh'lly, ah stand corrected. Thair is a plague, stop eatin'. Run fer yer lives."

A sudden gust of wind causes the leaves and twigs to scatter and dance.

You hear the faint thoughts of Valiria echo in your mind:
"aye.. from our previous experiences, we all know.. black mist is nae our friend."

Vonka exclaims, "Der's sommit nasty!"

Trinisca says, "you won't have to"

Buen says, "yer gonna get stuck, to de statue of ice, cause it wet now"

(Vonka points at the mist.)

(Tierus glances down at the mist.)

Tierus says, "Ah agree."

Valiria shivers.

Tierus nods to Vonka.

Dannah whines.

Niasan says, "Hm."

(Tierus pulls his boot out of a tendril of mist, muttering.)

Jestin says, "Time to fortify"

Jestin raises his slooberry rum in a toast!

Vonka shivers.

Tierus exclaims, "Ah'll 'aftae polish these things fer hours!"

Niasan smirks.

You hear the faint thoughts of Avios echo in your mind:
"actually..don't wizards make black mysts?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Avios echo in your mind:
"err mists rather.."

Achillea says, "Hello Tierus"

You hear the faint thoughts of Tierus echo in your mind:
"Black clouds. Nice try, though."

Vonka furrows her brow.

Trinisca says, "I'm scared"

Tierus asks, "'ello, Achillea. Nice day, eh?"

You say, "What is that mist..."

You hear the faint thoughts of Avios echo in your mind:
"no no, dey make swirlin' black mists."

Droplets moisten your eyelashes and hair, coating you with a sheen of rain.

Vonka says, "Yer dun' know whut gonner come outer dat."

Macatac says, "I got yer back"

Vonka blinks.

Tierus sniffs.
Dannah sniffs.

Macatac nods to Trinisca.

Valiria shakes her head.

Dannah sniffs.

Leastath rubs his blue eyes.

Achillea smiles at Tierus.
Trinisca smiles at Macatac.

Dannah gazes up into the heavens.

Tierus says, "Wif tha' smell, pro'lly evil dung beetles."

You hear the faint thoughts of Wholenote echo in your mind:
"'I getting wet"

Gentian runs a hand through her shoulder length, curly red hair, trying to make herself presentable.

Dannah begins chuckling at Tierus.

Gentian rubs her green eyes.

(Tierus glares down at the mist.)

Vonka waves a rose pink silk handkerchief around.

Saberwolv shivers.

Saberwolv scowls.

Wholenote paces back and forth.

Logarh asks, "what is with the rain?"

Vonka exclaims, "Go 'way, mist!"

Tierus asks, "Fans, any'un?"

Tierus gestures.
A column of air whirls about Tierus, blowing his hair wildly in all directions.

Logarh asks, "I thought it snowed here?"

Saberwolv exclaims, "Ah kint smoke mah ceegar in this rain!"

Saberwolv stamps his feet.

Tierus nods to Logarh.

Tierus says, "Only whin things arenae dyin'."

You rub your violet eyes in an effort to refresh them.

Vonka says, "Good t'in' it dun' rain much."

Droplets of rain fall more rapidly, creating a song of their own.

(Niasan swats his warsword at the mist.)

Vonka says, "Iffin dat's whut it looks like."

You say, "Hmmm... really heavy rain."

Saberwolv asks, "Whar kin a mage take shelter in this frozen tundra?"

Saberwolv shivers.

Valiria nods to you.

Tierus says, "Verrah odd."

Tierus nods to Valiria.

Tierus asks, "An' this mist... ye think 'tis related tae these deaths?"

Hundreds of rotted grey worms crawl out from beneath the snow. They wriggle about for mere heartbeats, before turning into nothing more than dried husks.

Elanella nods to Tierus.

Vonka screams!

Saberwolv tilts his head down.

Buen exclaims, "worms!"

Jestin stands up.

Niasan shudders.

Saberwolv stamps his feet.

Leastath blinks.

Saberwolv stamps his feet.
Saberwolv stamps his feet.

You blink at Vonka.

Elanella exclaims, "ick worms!"

Tierus says, "Oh, sickenin'."

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

You ask, "Ye allright?"

Vonka exclaims, "Worms!"

Trinisca bursts into tears!

Valiria says, "Ew"

You cock your head at Vonka.

Jestin says, "Time to stand up"

Achillea checks her footing.

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

Klymeria asks in guild speak, "What's all this rain about?"

Wholenote shrieks!

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

Klymeria gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Niasan says, "Disgusting.."

Vonka exclaims, "Icky ol' worms!"

Tierus kneels down.

Elanella starts jumping around like a twelve-year-old.
Wholenote starts jumping around like a twelve-year-old.

Saberwolv says, "hark, says I"

(Tierus ties his boots up tightly.)

Vonka shudders.

Buen exclaims, "lunch!"

Catlas peers quizzically at Buen.

Elanella says, "thats revolting"

Catlas asks, "worms?"

Tzuriz says, "Hundreds of 'em"

Leastath drools.

Buen says, "but they died"

Achillea rubs Vonka gently.

Buen frowns.

You hear the faint thoughts of Shonison echo in your mind:
"the worms are dying. everything still ok underground?"

Elanella gags.

Vonka says, "I'm stickin' up 'ere."

Vonka nods.

Jarlstrom asks, "cin yas eats dem?"

You hear the faint thoughts of Jestin echo in your mind:
"Looks like something rotting"

Valiria says, "That was particularly distasteful"

Trinisca wails!

(Tierus grabs one of the worm husks by its tail.)

Tierus stands up.

Elanella says, "no, they are too disgusting"

Buen says, "or maybe dey eats ya"

(Vonka peers down at the ground from up on the mule statue.)

(Tierus holds the husk up to his face, giving it an appraising look.)

(Tierus holds the husk out to Iscikella.)

Vonka fidgets.

Fathomynd says, "those worms are a bit of a pest"

Tierus asks, "Whaddoya make o' it?"

Tierus peers quizzically at you.

A light mist drifts down from the grey skies.

Jestin says, "Could do without this"

You say, "Ah... it's dead."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Tierus says, "Obv'ously."

Vonka tilts her head back.

Niasan says, "Almost looked like maggots."

Achillea says, "dead worms are much better then live worms"

Dannah whines.

Tierus asks, "Ye think ah'd be holdin' it if'n 'twas alive?"

Achillea smirks.

Vonka exclaims, "Now it's coming from up!"

You say, "Could well be a form of maggot."

You hear the faint thoughts of Tzuriz echo in your mind:
"they were all over town, not just the centre"

Jestin says, "Does make ya worry about what they were feeding on"

Vonka wrinkles her nose.

Buen flails his arms about.

(Tierus sniffs at the worm husk before responding to Vonka. "Acsh'lly, lass. Tha's mist.")

Tierus nods to Vonka. Vonka wrinkles her nose.

You say, "Hmmm..."

You rub your chin thoughtfully.

Fleeting shadows catch the corner of your eye, the shapes disturbing and twisted. A moan rises forth from somewhere, then stops just as suddenly.

[Tavern Burrow, Honeybeer Road]
You find yourself at the busy intersection of Stout Street and Honeybeer Road. The smells of roasting meats entice you to move west, yet there seems to be some activity to the north which might be worth investigating. Pausing briefly, you whistle a quick tune and make your way down the road. You also see a dark ladder leaning against a large ironwood tower.
Obvious paths: north, east, west.

The snow beneath your feet darkens, black veins trickling through the ice. Where the darkness meets the snow, smoke rises up slowly, the ice melting into thick, murky puddles.


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up about an half-hour after the previous log...
***END NOTE***

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease. You also see a handaxe, a snowshoe hare that is sleeping, some ambrominas leaf and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Lord Rastafar, Valiria, Keitarou who is sitting, Lady Eleana, Saberwolv, Lord Aegin, Taranath who is kneeling, Reygne who is sitting, Tesserah, Portous, Menemeth, Cogs who is kneeling, Shinwah who is lying down, High Lord Shonison who is lying down, Tepalla, Muckles who is lying down, Perigourd, Trinisca who is sitting.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

Snow falls upward, oddly. A small fissure opens along the ground.

You blink.

After a moment's silence a flame-tailed cat prances into the area and glances upward.

Thurfel says, "good evening"

Thurfel asks, "I am hearing reports of strange happenings in town?"

Perigourd says, "whuperyhoo mr. thurfel"

Valiria nods to Thurfel.

Tesserah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Valiria says, "All the penguins went POOF"

Shonison says, "yes, there is a plague of sorts"

Thurfel asks, "went poof?"

Shonison asks, "I assume you did not cause it?"

Taranath says, "Hmf."

Skyfawn curtsies to Thurfel.

Valiria says, "Aye turned to dust they did."

Saberwolv says, "yew are a strange happenin....halflins dont live as long as ye"

Saberwolv says, "Ah smell sorcery"

Paytience glances at Thurfel.

Saberwolv scowls.

Thurfel smiles at Skyfawn.

Thurfel says, "what exactly has been happening?"

Shonison says, "there have been animals and children dying"

Jestin winces.

Valiria says, "Well.. first penguins started dyin, then an owl fell from the sky."

Shonison says, "and a black mist"

Thurfel asks, "dying?"

Shonison says, "yes"

Eleana says, "people running about with sick children earlier"

Jestin says, "Well that is all we need"

Thurfel asks, "dying how?"

Shonison says, "just...dropping dead"

Valiria nods.

Reygne says, "children sick and dying"

Saberwolv takes off a pair of spidery silver spectacles.
Saberwolv gently polishes his spectacles with a bit of cloth.
Saberwolv puts on a pair of spidery silver spectacles.

Nakitta asks, "what he doing here?"

Jestin gazes up into the heavens.

You see Thurfel Morpholik the Wizard.
He appears to be a Halfling.
He appears to be in his 150's, has short, curly sandy blond hair, blue eyes, and pale skin.
He is in good shape.
He is holding a pearlescent abalone sceptre in his right hand and a small coral shield in his left hand.
He is wearing a crystal amulet, a supple grey leather pouch, a dark leather satchel clasped with a crimson crab, some very scorched robes, a singed crabshell pouch, an amber serpent earcuff, and a shimmering glaesine orb.

Saberwolv says, "Ask em yerself, cave elf"

Saberwolv nods to Nakitta.

Turinrond just nudged Portous.

Portous says, "make anything sick"

Valiria says, "A mother ran bye with an infant.. it was not moving, and she did nae look like it ever would again"

Portous grins.

Valiria sighs sadly.

Thurfel says, "that sounds like a disease or poison"

Taranath blinks at Nakitta.

Shonison says, "I heard they had boils on their skin, but I did not see that"

Valiria nods to Thurfel.
Shonison nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "the orbs in close contact can do that"

Tesserah blinks.
Shonison blinks.

Thurfel says, "if they were placed in a more general source, they could affect a wider range"

Eleana says, "then after that was a storm"

Shonison asks, "there is one that close?"

Reygne says, "the childe had black patches or something to that nature"

Thurfel nods to Turinrond.

Tierus says, "Ah, Mas'er Thurfel. A pleasant s'prise this eventide."

Portous squints.

Thurfel asks, "is there a water source or place where the birds or children might gather?"

Tierus nods to Thurfel in greeting.

Yonsho says, "there was also black viens in the ice, melting the snow into puddles"

The flame-tailed cat sits down.

Thurfel says, "evening Tierus"

Valiria exclaims, "The pool!"

Turinrond asks, "The ice pool?"

Valiria nods to Thurfel.

Shonison says, "yes, there is the penguin slide"

Tierus says, "Tha Penguin Pond."

Saberwolv says, "nay...ah am fairly certain unsanitary conditions in this town's shanty is to blame"

Thurfel says, "it may be near there"

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

Perigourd just arrived.
Renowned Lady Skyfawn's group just arrived.
Turinrond just arrived.

Skyfawn points at an ice slide.

Perigourd throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!

Go slide
You can't do that without being seen.

Skyfawn says, "there"

A flame-tailed cat prances into the area.

Turinrond throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!

Valiria just arrived.
Ichiko just arrived.

Thurfel asks, "is it there?"

Valiria searches around for a moment.

Yonsho throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!

Lady Eleana just arrived.

Skyfawn says, "the water hole"

Tesserah just arrived.

Ichiko searches around for a moment.

Perigourd just arrived.

Perigourd says, "on a ledge down there"

A swirling grey-blue mist slowly fills the area. It begins to spin faster and faster, congealing into a large upright disk. The mist slows its spinning and within the swirling vapors you can make out an opening.
Saberwolv steps out of the swirling mist.
The swirling mist begins to speed up as it spirals back into the opening and fades away.

Perigourd shudders terribly, his face turning pale and white. You can't help but notice the agony etched upon his's face.

The snowshoe hare stands on its hind feet and scans the area.

Thurfel says, "that is it, you can't hold it for long Perigourd"

Saberwolv snaps his fingers at a snowshoe hare.

Valiria says, "Oh my"

Skyfawn throws herself on her belly and slides down an ice slide!

Perigourd shudders terribly, his face turning pale and white. You can't help but notice the agony etched upon his's face.

The hare curls up and takes a nap.

Thurfel says, "or you'll face the same fate"

Thurfel slings a small coral shield over his shoulder.

Perigourd says, "hmm"

Saberwolv scowls.

Tesserah's face turns slightly pale.

Renowned Lady Skyfawn just arrived.

Thurfel says, "please give it to me for safekeeping"

Perigourd asks, "what should i do with it?"

Valiria says, "We needs to go put it in safekeeping"

Valiria nods.

A snowshoe hare hops into the area.

Yonsho just arrived.

Perigourd nods.

Perigourd says, "alright"

Perigourd offers Thurfel an opalescent grey glass orb.

The snowshoe hare begins to watch the goings on carefully.

Thurfel says, "I will put it in the vault, safe from the liches"

Saberwolv says, "Ah must make note of this orb"

Thurfel accepts Perigourd's grey glass orb.

Saberwolv just opened a rolaren-chased alchemist's kit chemically burned and discolored in various spots.
Saberwolv removes a long fiery scarlet feather quill from in his rolaren-chased kit.

Lord Tierus just arrived.

Saberwolv removes some Elf's blood from in his black silk cloak.

Turinrond asks, "Show us the orb, fire mage?"

Thurfel shows Turinrond his grey glass orb.

(Saberwolv dips the quill into the Elf's blood)
Saberwolv put some Elf's blood in his black silk cloak.

Thurfel says, "now, to get out before the liches arrive"

Perigourd asks, "can i get a closer look as well?"

Valiria nods.

Thurfel says, "get us all to safety"

Valiria says, "Aye post haste"

Thurfel shows Perigourd his grey glass orb.

The flame-tailed cat turns away, looks back over its shoulder once, and then prances off.

Perigourd says, "thanks"

Saberwolv carefully unrolls a brittle aged yellowing scroll.

Turinrond asks, "Kin ye glean which lich it belongs to?"

Saberwolv idly sketches something on his aged yellowing scroll.

Thurfel says, "a moment while I cast the spell"

Thurfel says, "nay, not yet"

The air is redolent with sweet perfume.

Saberwolv gently rolls up a brittle aged yellowing scroll.

Turinrond nods.

Cheritz exclaims, "Halt!"

Skyfawn nods to Thurfel.

(Saberwolv nods to himself)

Turinrond glances at Cheritz.

The snowshoe hare wrinkles its nose.

Perigourd says, "gah"

Tesserah sniffs.

Reygne asks, "anything? of intrest?"

Thurfel stops casting his spell

You hear someone laugh.

Shonison says, "well that answers whose orb it is"

Valiria groans.

Thurfel says, "be careful all"

Tesserah blinks.

Turinrond says, "that answers that."

Saberwolv put a long fiery scarlet feather quill in his rolaren-chased kit.

Skyfawn says, "we must hurry M'Lord"

Cheritz says, "There will be no spellcasting, traitor."

Thurfel says, "get your guard up"

You whisper quietly to Cheritz, "melt that treacherous firemage"

You hear the voice of Gavrail ask, "who gives the orb to us?"

Thurfel says, "go away Cheritz"

Thurfel exclaims, "two!"

Cheritz's hands glow with power as she summons elemental energy to her command...
Cheritz gestures at Thurfel.
A crimson barrier flickers about Thurfel for a hearbeat, then subsides. The crimson field suddenly flares to life and lashes out at Cheritz!
... 20 points of damage!
Nasty burns to chest make you wish you never heard of heartburn.
She is stunned!

Tesserah gasps.

Saberwolv scowls.

Tierus shudders.

Thurfel shudders terribly, his face turning pale and white. You can't help but notice the agony etched upon his's face.

Perigourd says, "no one gives it to you"

Sherysse blinks.

Thurfel says, "you are weak without the orbs"

Perigourd says, "it's been given to thurfel"

The snowshoe hare stands on its hind feet and scans the area.

Thurfel says, "your power wanes"

You bellow a guttural series of oaths.

Thurfel shudders terribly, his face turning pale and white. You can't help but notice the agony etched upon his's face.

Cheritz's hands glow with power as she summons elemental energy to her command...
Cheritz gestures at Thurfel.
A crimson barrier flickers about Thurfel for a hearbeat, then subsides. The crimson field suddenly flares to life and lashes out at Cheritz!
... 30 points of damage!
Flames cook Cheritz's chest. Looks about medium well.
She is stunned!

Skyfawn meditates over Thurfel.
Skyfawn takes Thurfel's head damage.
Skyfawn meditates over Thurfel.
Skyfawn takes Thurfel's nervous system damage.

Shonison chuckles.

Valiria says, "It is not for you."

Thurfel says, "you will soon hold no more power over this town"

Skyfawn meditates over Thurfel.
Skyfawn takes all of Thurfel's blood loss.

Turinrond says, "They do not learn well."

Saberwolv says, "Ah have seen better magicks from apprentice mages"

You gesture while calling upon the lesser spirits to aid you with the Stun Relief spell...
You gesture at Cheritz.
The glazed look leaves Cheritz.

A crimson barrier flickers about Thurfel for a hearbeat, then subsides. The crimson field suddenly flares to life and lashes out at Gavrail!
... 45 points of damage!
Flame consumes Gavrail's right arm all the way to the shoulder.
She is stunned!

Sherysse nods to Zosopage.

Turinrond ducks his head.

Cheritz snarles in unholy rage!

Thurfel raises his hands, calling upon the elements.
A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Cheritz!
... 20 points of damage!
Flames engulf head searing hair and scalp. Sickening!
She is stunned!
The flames set Cheritz alight!

You gesture while calling upon the lesser spirits to aid you with the Stun Relief spell...
You gesture at Cheritz.
The glazed look leaves Cheritz.

Thurfel says, "you too Gavrail"

Turinrond asks, "Smell that?"

The flames surrounding Cheritz flare up and sear her skin!
... 15 points of damage!
Burst of flames to left leg blackens kneecap.
She is stunned!

You hear the voice of Gavrail exclaim, "You shan't have that Thurfel!"

Thurfel says, "leave, leave while you still can"

Perigourd says, "burning lich"

Your invisibility fails.

Roll cheritz
Nice idea, but Cheritz will be difficult to roll when she isn't laying down!

Perigourd nods to Turinrond.

Tierus stares off into space.

The flames surrounding Cheritz flare up and sear her skin!
... 15 points of damage!
Burst of flames char chest a crispy black.
She is stunned!

Thurfel shudders terribly, his face turning pale and white. You can't help but notice the agony etched upon his's face.

Thurfel says, "leave the folks of this town alone"

Turinrond sniffs.

A crimson barrier flickers about Thurfel for a hearbeat, then subsides. The crimson field suddenly flares to life and lashes out at Gavrail!
... 45 points of damage!
Unbelievable heat melts Gavrail's hand down to the wrist.
She is stunned!

You gesture while calling upon the lesser spirits to aid you with the Stun Relief spell...
You gesture at Cheritz.
The glazed look leaves Cheritz.

Tierus gestures at Thurfel.
A translucent sphere forms around Thurfel.

Skyfawn meditates over Thurfel.
Skyfawn takes Thurfel's left arm damage.

The flames surrounding Cheritz flare up and sear her skin!
... 20 points of damage!
Flames incinerate muscle tissue in neck exposing the trachea. More than you ever wanted to see.
She is stunned!

Roll cheritz
Nice idea, but Cheritz will be difficult to roll when she isn't laying down!

Yonsho covers his nose tightly.

Skyfawn meditates over Thurfel.
Skyfawn takes all of Thurfel's blood loss.

You gesture while calling upon the lesser spirits to aid you with the Stun Relief spell...
You gesture at Cheritz.
The glazed look leaves Cheritz.

Thurfel shudders terribly, his face turning pale and white. You can't help but notice the agony etched upon his's face.

The flames surrounding Cheritz flare up and sear her skin!
... 20 points of damage!
Nasty burns to back. Won't be sleeping on that for awhile.
She is stunned!

A crimson barrier flickers about Thurfel for a hearbeat, then subsides. The crimson field suddenly flares to life and lashes out at Gavrail!
... 70 points of damage!
Fire completely surrounds Gavrail. Blood boils and heart stops.
She is stunned!

Tesserah covers her eyes with her hands.

Shonison meditates over Thurfel.
Shonison takes Thurfel's neck damage.

The flames surrounding Cheritz flare up and sear her skin!
... 10 points of damage!
Burst of flames to chest toasts skin nicely.

Saberwolv scowls at you.

Turinrond says, "It's a two for one sale."

(Valiria surrounds the group with Thurfel with the largest of her flock.)

Shonison meditates over Thurfel.
Shonison takes all of Thurfel's blood loss.

You gesture while calling upon the lesser spirits to aid you with the Stun Relief spell...
You gesture at Cheritz.
The glazed look leaves Cheritz.

The flames surrounding Cheritz flicker and die out.

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

Saberwolv says, "Do nay asssist th' lich"

Cheritz wails with untold suffering.

Tierus exclaims, "Mas'er Thurfel, be careful!"

Smoke continues to rise from Cheritz as her clothes smolder.

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

You sigh.

Thurfel says, "your days are numbered Gavrail"

Smoke continues to rise from Cheritz as her clothes smolder.

Thurfel says, "The town will be safe soon enough"

Gavrail traces a simple rune while intoning a short, mystical phrase...
Gavrail gestures at Thurfel.
A crimson barrier flickers about Thurfel for a hearbeat, then subsides. The crimson field suddenly flares to life and lashes out at Gavrail!
... 60 points of damage!
Flames engulf body. Chest left a smoldering ruin.
She is stunned!

Turinrond asks, "Ye ought to take them both, no?"

Smoke continues to rise from Cheritz as her clothes smolder.

Tesserah gasps.

Turinrond peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel shudders terribly, his face turning pale and white. You can't help but notice the agony etched upon his's face.

Smoke continues to rise from Cheritz as her clothes smolder.

You gesture while calling upon the lesser spirits to aid you with the Stun Relief spell...
You gesture at Gavrail.
The glazed look leaves Gavrail.

Thurfel gestures
A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Gavrail!
... 25 points of damage!
Flames burn hole in chest exposing ribs!
She is stunned!

Skyfawn meditates over Thurfel.
Skyfawn takes Thurfel's abdomen damage.

You gesture while calling upon the lesser spirits to aid you with the Stun Relief spell...
You gesture at Gavrail.
The glazed look leaves Gavrail.

Skyfawn meditates over Thurfel.
Skyfawn takes all of Thurfel's blood loss.

Smoke continues to rise from Cheritz as her clothes smolder.

Thurfel shudders terribly, his face turning pale and white. You can't help but notice the agony etched upon his's face.

Belthania peers quizzically at you.

Skyfawn meditates over Thurfel.
Skyfawn takes Thurfel's right leg damage.

You glance at Thurfel and immediately realize he has 6 spirit levels out of a maximum of 10.
You also notice that he has no apparent injuries.

(Tierus glances about, dark shadows in his eyes.)

Thurfel draws a glyph in the snow.

Smoke continues to rise from Cheritz as her clothes smolder.

Gavrail exclaims, "The town will never be safe with you here!"

Skyfawn meditates over Thurfel.
Skyfawn takes all of Thurfel's blood loss.

Shonison gestures at you.
CS: +479 - TD: +205 + CvA: +13 + d100: +70 - +5 == +352
Warding failed!
An unseen force envelopes you, restricting all movement.

Shonison says, "do not help them"

Gavrail glares at Thurfel.

Smoke continues to rise from Cheritz as her clothes smolder.

Tierus says, "Tha town s'pports Thurfel, lich."

Turinrond says, "Nice cast, Shonison."

Tierus stares at Gavrail.

Smoke continues to rise from Cheritz as her clothes smolder.

Shonison nods.

Thurfel says, "to the portal"

Turinrond shuffles his feet.

Turinrond nods to Thurfel.

Smoke continues to rise from Cheritz as her clothes smolder.

Thurfel gestures
A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Gavrail!
... 30 points of damage!
Flames cook Gavrail's chest. Looks about medium well.
She is stunned!

Shonison chuckles.

Saberwolv scowls.

Thurfel gestures
A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Cheritz!
... 15 points of damage!
Burst of flames char forehead a crispy black.
She is stunned!

Smoke continues to rise from Cheritz as her clothes smolder.

Turinrond waves to Cheritz.
Turinrond waves to Gavrail.

A final whisp of smoke curls up and away from Cheritz as her clothing stops smoldering.

You hear someone calling upon the lesser spirits for aid...
The glazed look leaves Cheritz.

Skyfawn asks, "which way?"

Saberwolv scowls.

Thurfel says, "it is down the slide"

Thurfel shudders terribly, his face turning pale and white. You can't help but notice the agony etched upon his's face.

Perigourd throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!

Thurfel shudders terribly, his face turning pale and white. You can't help but notice the agony etched upon his's face.

Thurfel put a pearlescent abalone sceptre in his dark leather satchel.

Shonison asks, "what is?"

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

Ichiko throws herself on her belly and slides down an ice slide!

Valiria says, "Aye, get thee away, Ye have lost this day as well"

Shonison throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!

Skyfawn meditates over Thurfel.
Skyfawn takes Thurfel's head damage.

Valiria throws herself on her belly and slides down an ice slide!
Thurfel throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!
Saberwolv throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!
Sherysse throws herself on her belly and slides down an ice slide!
Belthania throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!
Turinrond throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!
Eleana throws herself on her belly and slides down an ice slide!
Zosopage throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!
Tesserah throws herself on her belly and slides down an ice slide!
Dravnum throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!
Skyfawn throws herself on her belly and slides down an ice slide!
Dnus throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!
Tierus throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!
Yonsho throws himself on his belly and slides down an ice slide!

You say, "I tried to aid you"

Gavrail exclaims, "they go to their doom!"

You say, "I was bound"

Cheritz says, "There will be nothing but suffering to pay for this."

You say, "may Luukos grant you strengh"

Dajamar fades into visibility.

(Dajamar inclines his head slightly)

Dajamar gazes with interest at an ice slide.

You say, "Hello Dajamar"

You say, "Shonison bound me as I tried unstunning them"

Dajamar says, "good evening, Initiate..."

Dajamar says, "I know...I was here..."

Gavrail says, "The town will pay...the Betrayer has nothing good planned."

Dajamar says, "I was unable to do much to assist...save bring you around"

Dajamar nods to Cheritz.

Gavrail yells, "Mark my words!"

You say, "Gavrail"

Gavrail glances at you.

You ask, "why does Thurfel reflect your magic?"

Dajamar gestures while calling upon the lesser spirits for aid...
Dajamar gestures into the air.
Dajamar gets a frustrated look on his face.

Cheritz says, "He grows powerful with the orbs."

Cheritz says, "But we have some powers of our own."

Cheritz nods.

Dajamar says, "he is protecting them well..."

You say, "he must pay for his betrayal"

Cheritz chuckles with lichy malice.

Dajamar says, "though, there is work to assist you all"

Cheritz nods to you.

Cheritz says, "It is time to make them pay."

You ask, "is there another way we can aid you?"

Cheritz just went down.

Dajamar says, "call forth your minions then...ravage the weak while they fawn over a small victory"

Gavrail just went down.

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease. You also see an old halfling, the fiery red Mernon disk, a handaxe and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Klimer, Lord Dajamar, Cheritz, Reygne, Apprentice Mernon, Lord Meos who is lying down, Pacosar, Meridi who is sitting, Gentian who is sitting, Lord Friendlly who is kneeling, Niall who is sitting, Cogs who is kneeling, Shinwah who is lying down, Tepalla, Trinisca who is sitting.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

Cheritz asks, "Where have you hidden the unfaithful one?"

The old halfling slowly walks among you, quietly asking for spare change.

Silon whispers, "Evenin Achillea"

Lord Nekales just arrived.

You say, "he would be at his altar he built Cheritz, uses a magical portal to reach it"

You hear the voice of Niasan say, "He ran, most likely."

The old halfling smiles and says, "Nice weather today, eh?"

You say, "somewhere in his keep"

Dajamar glances at an old halfling.

Silon whispers, "Someone find a orb?"

You frown.

You nod to Silon.

Cheritz snarles with the utmost frustration.

Silon whispers, "Who was it?"

Cheritz just went south.


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up concurrent to the previous log as the point where others with Thurfel went down the ice slide...
***END NOTE***

[Temple Burrow, Icy Pool]
The water is alive with penguins. They swim all about the pool, diving and splashing so comically that you cannot help but laugh. The water is freezing cold, making your teeth chatter and turning your lips blue, but the birds don't seem to mind in the slightest. To the side you spy an icy ledge that you believe you could climb to get out of the drink. You also see a shimmering crimson portal.
Obvious paths: none.

[Vault]
Bloodstained brick walls banded with darkened steel enclose this small chamber. Several torches illuminate the area, the reflections from the firelight flickering off the obsidian altar resting in the center of this barren room. Scattered about the base of the altar are numerous grossly misshapen bones, none even remotely recognizeable.
Obvious exits: none.

Ichiko just arrived.
Valiria just arrived.
High Lord Shonison just arrived.
Turinrond just arrived.
Thurfel's group just arrived.
Saberwolv just arrived.

Valiria says, "Phew"

Dnus just arrived.
Lady Sherysse just arrived.
Lady Eleana just arrived.
Renowned Lady Skyfawn just arrived.
Lord Zosopage just arrived.
Lord Dravnum just arrived.
Lord Tierus just arrived.

Saberwolv turns around.

Valiria says, "That was lucky."

You ask, "what will you do with the orb?"

You peer quizzically at Thurfel.

Tesserah pants.

Shonison meditates over Thurfel.
Shonison takes Thurfel's chest damage.

Thurfel says, "watch"

Skyfawn meditates over Thurfel.
Skyfawn takes all of Thurfel's blood loss.

Thurfel shudders terribly, his face turning pale and white. You can't help but notice the agony etched upon his's face.

Saberwolv says, "Liches...th' werk of sorcerers"

Saberwolv scowls.

Yonsho just arrived.

Tierus says, "Wheew. Tha' wis... unfort'nate. Ah think me cloak got seared on Gavrail."

Saberwolv says, "Though...not these"

You whisper quietly to Shonison, "i know what those spasms of agony are"

You shudder.

Shonison nods to you.

Shonison rubs you gently.

Thurfel places the grey glass orb onto the altar. The orb settles into the depression and flares wildly for a moment. The illumination slowly fades, until there is little more than a wisp of fire visible within.

Tierus says, "These ar e tha Children o' Amasalen."

Tierus shivers.

Tesserah gazes fondly at Thurfel.

Skyfawn says, "very good"

Tierus just touched a heavy quartz orb.

Sherysse smiles.

Thurfel says, "five orbs are now safe from the liches"

Valiria nods.

Skyfawn nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "their power weakens greatly with each new orb"

Tierus says, "Hrm. Nae, tha's mine."

Turinrond asks, "They hold 1, 2?"

Tierus chuckles.

You ask, "which lichs orb was that?"

Dravnum says, "2"

Shonison asks, "can you finish those two off?"

Yonsho asks, "how many more are there?"

Tierus asks, "Hrm... bu' Thurfel, wha' if they gather tha remainin' ones?"

Thurfel says, "four more"

Tierus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Turinrond says, "That was Cheritz, Peri"

Tesserah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

You say, "ah"

You nod.

Turinrond says, "Gavrail seeks to aid the weaker lich."

Zosopage says, "Four are missing from the altar"

Zosopage nods.

Saberwolv says, "She will nay travel alone"

Tierus says, "Thair're those, weak o' allegiance tae 'Mule, whae woul' give tha rest o' tha orbs tae tha Nine."

Turinrond says, "One of the Possessed will fall weak from release soon."

Tierus nods to Turinrond.

Thurfel says, "we can hope"

Turinrond nods to Thurfel.

You say, "wonder which one it will be"

You say, "hmm"

Tierus says, "Fine place, this."

Turinrond says, "Who to be left.."

Thurfel says, "they can't get in the stronghold"

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

look altar
The circular altar has been crafted from a single large piece of stone. Atop the altar, nine round indentations are spaced equidistant about the perimeter. There is also a small, perfectly round hole cut in the direct center of the obsidian. Grooves lead out from the hole to each of the nine bowl-like indentations. Five depressions bear a flickering crimson sphere.

Thurfel says, "Tianni, Elendr"

Thurfel says, "Vonka"


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up concurrent to the previous log...
***END NOTE***

[Abbey Courtyard]
Rising sharply, the granite stones of the abbey are dark with time and worn by the elements. Broad stone steps lead to a wide, uncovered porch with a low balustrade. Huge stone urns lie shattered in the courtyard, their thick shards piercing upwards through the light covering of snow. You also see an arctic puma, an arctic puma, an arctic puma, a visored helm, some brigandine armor, a twohanded sword, a visored helm, some brigandine armor, a twohanded sword, a morning star and some brigandine armor.
Also here: Brediph
Obvious paths: southwest, up.

Your head is filled suddenly with a searing heat!

You say, "Uh oh."

You say, "I'm in trouble Brediph"

Brediph says, "what for"

You feel a bit weak in the knees and find yourself wobbling.

You say, "I need to go to town."

[Icemule Trace, East Road]
A pair of halfling guards lean back against the archway of the bright blue building housing the Icemule Trace branch of the First Elanith Bank. One guard seems to be dozing on his stool, while the other keeps a close and wary eye on the traffic flowing past. You also see an old halfling and an old beer barrel.
Also here: Lord Nekales
Obvious paths: south, east, west.

Nekales is admiring you.

You say, "It hurts. It hurts bad Nekales. BAD."

The old halfling pulls his cloak closer and mumbles something about finding some shelter from the elements.

Your whole body trembles with fear.

Your knees can barely keep you up, as another rush of heat tears through your limbs.

You kneel down.

Brediph just arrived.

You say, "I'm.. about to be freed"

Nekales pulls you to your feet.

Niasan just arrived.

Lord Nekales's group just went west.

[Icemule Trace, East Road]
Short, sturdy buildings line both sides of the road here, providing homes to the merchants of Icemule Trace. A gnarled and twisted tree guards the south edge of the road, its roots snaking along the dirt road underfoot. Beneath the tree, a scattering of leaves litter the ground. You also see a snow-covered cottage with a sign reading "OPEN".
Also here: Lord Nekales
Obvious paths: south, east, west.

Another pulse of searing pain wracks your body.

Lord Nekales's group just went south.

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]
The bustling town comes together in this square. Halflings dressed in varying fashions stand about, some chattering happily, others reclining on cloaks laid on the ground. One ancient halfling leans against the base of the large ice statue of a mule, snoring blissfully. A feeling of community pervades the area, putting you immediately at ease. You also see the fiery red Mernon disk, a handaxe and a carved ice bench with some stuff on it.
Also here: Lord Nekales, Tzuriz, Evalscin, Stonegut, Riggin who is lying down, Taranath who is kneeling, Reygne, Apprentice Mernon, Gentian who is sitting, Lord Friendlly who is kneeling, Cogs who is kneeling, Shinwah who is lying down, Tepalla, Trinisca who is sitting.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west.

Tzuriz smiles at you.
Tzuriz smiles at Nekales.

Brediph whispers, "'you okay"

(Tianni wraps her arms around her body, wincing in pain.)

Brediph frets.

You whisper quietly to Brediph, "I'm about to be released"

Reygne glances at you.

Nekales says, "sit down tianni"

You kneel down.

You sit up.

Tzuriz nods to Nekales.

Your whole body trembles with fear.

Nekales kneels down.

Tzuriz peers quizzically at you.

Reygne says in guild speak, "whats wrong"

(Nekales wraps his cloak around tianni)

You say, "Pain in my body, searing, horrible pain."

Suddenly your insides wrench and then...nothing. With a sudden jerk you go limp. The heat subsides.

You shift your weight.


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up concurrent to Tianni's previous log and immediately after Perigourd's previous log...
***END NOTE***

[Vault]
Bloodstained brick walls banded with darkened steel enclose this small chamber. Several torches illuminate the area, the reflections from the firelight flickering off the obsidian altar resting in the center of this barren room. Scattered about the base of the altar are numerous grossly misshapen bones, none even remotely recognizeable.
Obvious exits: none.

Shonison asks, "will the sickness subside now?"

You say, "i found the orb"

Thurfel says, "there may be lingering effects"

You nod to Sherysse.

Sherysse smiles at you.

Tierus says, "Thurfel is... is Yfa..."

Shonison nods.

Tierus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Sherysse says, "well done, Peri"

Thurfel says, "but with it out of the water"

Zosopage nods.

Tierus asks, "'ow'd she get intae tha tomb wif 'em?"

Thurfel says, "it should cleanse"

Shonison says, "that is good"

Tierus asks, "Is she a lich?"

Dravnum asks, "Thurfel, there are nine depressions in the alter and one in the center, do you have an orb?"

Tierus frowns.

Thurfel says, "no, I do not have an orb"

Turinrond asks, "the one in the center is for the staff, no?"

Turinrond raises an eyebrow.

Thurfel says, "aye"

Tierus blinks.

Thurfel says, "the staff goes there"

Tierus nods to Turinrond.

Tierus says, "Aye. Makes sense."

Dravnum nods.

Shonison says, "the staff is still very far away..."

Gavrail gestures at Thurfel.
A crimson barrier flickers about Thurfel for a hearbeat, then subsides. The crimson field suddenly flares to life and lashes out at Gavrail!
... 70 points of damage!
Flame burns through Gavrail's abdomen. Greasy smoke billows forth.
She is stunned!

Belthania says, "working on the staff thing"

Turinrond asks, "This is the altar that the metalworker made?"

Tesserah gasps.

Valiria's jaw drops.

Turinrond gibbers incoherently.

Dnus chuckles.

Belthania crouches, sweeps a leg at Gavrail and connects!
MS: +111 - MD: +2880 + MAvA: 0 + d100: +81 == -2688
Failed!
Belthania futilely whacks Gavrail's legs!

Sherysse ducks behind her vultite wall shield.

Shonison glances at Gavrail.

Belthania laughs!

Thurfel asks, "you have breeched my defenses?"

Shonison says, "you just don't learn"

You ask, "he attacks the vault?"

Belthania stands up.

Turinrond asks, "How'd she get in here?"

Shonison meditates over Thurfel.
Shonison takes Thurfel's back damage.

Saberwolv says, "yeh will nay assault a lich with any success"

Valiria stands in front of an obsidian altar.

Skyfawn asks, "how this happen?"

Gavrail says, "Someone needs to say it, Thurfel."

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Gavrail!
... 20 points of damage!
Nasty burns to chest make you wish you never heard of heartburn.
She is stunned!

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Gavrail!
... 20 points of damage!
Nasty burns to chest make you wish you never heard of heartburn.
The flames set Gavrail alight!

A roaring ball of fire streaks through the air and strikes Gavrail!
... 25 points of damage!
Flames incinerate scalp completely and blacken skullcap. Not very fashionable.

The flames surrounding Gavrail flare up and sear her skin!
... 25 points of damage!
Flames burn neck into a bubbling mass of flesh. Forget lunch.

Turinrond says, "Say what ye will afore ye burn, lich."

Gavrail exclaims, "Betrayer!"

Thurfel removes a pearlescent abalone sceptre from in his dark leather satchel.

The flames surrounding Gavrail flare up and sear her skin!
... 30 points of damage!
Extreme heat causes Gavrail's right arm to expand and snap. That must hurt!
She is stunned!

Your missile was not as aerodynamically perfect as you had hoped: instead of a missile, you only manage to splutter a fine mist upon your face.

Sherysse gasps.

Thurfel asks, "How did you do this?"

The flames surrounding Gavrail flare up and sear her skin!
... 25 points of damage!
Flames incinerate right leg to the bone. Not a pleasant sight.
She is knocked to the ground!

Thurfel asks, "How did you breech the walls?"

Saberwolv removes a small etched-brass lantern from in his black silk cloak.
Saberwolv turns the knob on his etched-brass lantern and a tiny magical flame appears inside.

The flames surrounding Gavrail flicker and die out.

Turinrond says, "Ye will kill her, this eve, perhaps."

Thurfel says, "gaurd the altar"

(Saberwolv holds the lantern to Gavrail)

Zosopage whispers, "I don't think you could hit her with that"

Turinrond glances at Gavrail.

Saberwolv shudders.

Smoke continues to rise from Gavrail as her clothes smolder.

Shonison says, "if you kill her, it won't matter"

Valiria stands in front of an obsidian altar.
Yonsho stands in front of an obsidian altar.

Shonison shrugs.

Ichiko stands in front of an obsidian altar.

Tierus asks, "P'raps 'twas 'er orb, an' ye took 'er essence wif it?"

Saberwolv turns the knob on his etched-brass lantern and extinguishes the flame.

Gavrail shudders.

You nod to Zosopage.

Tierus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Sherysse stands in front of an obsidian altar.

Smoke continues to rise from Gavrail as her clothes smolder.

Tesserah stands in front of an obsidian altar.

Sherysse raises her vultite wall shield skyward!

Gavrail traces a simple rune while intoning a short, mystical phrase...
Gavrail gestures at Thurfel.
A crimson barrier flickers about Thurfel for a hearbeat, then subsides. The crimson field suddenly flares to life and lashes out at Gavrail!
... 60 points of damage!
Intestines rupture from intense heat; Gavrail dies a slow, painful death.
She is stunned!

Smoke continues to rise from Gavrail as her clothes smolder.

Dnus stands in front of an obsidian altar.

You stride a few steps toward an obsidian altar.

Tesserah raises her black rolaren backsword in triumph!

Saberwolv says, "Stay in th' darkness, creature"

Saberwolv scowls.

Thurfel gestures, electrical energy flickering from his hands
A bolt of lightning streaks down from the sky and strikes Gavrail!
... 25 points of damage!
Horrid jolt to forehead amplifies brain waves. You hear Gavrail scream in your head.

A tremendous crack of thunder follows instantly!

Saberwolv put a small etched-brass lantern in his black silk cloak.

Smoke continues to rise from Gavrail as her clothes smolder.
Smoke continues to rise from Gavrail as her clothes smolder.

Sherysse releases a slow, low whistle.

Saberwolv tilts his head up.

Skyfawn says, "we need to get Gavrail out of here"

Gavrail exclaims, "There will be hell and more to pay!"

Shonison asks, "how?"

Thurfel waves his hand at Gavrail once again
A bolt of lightning streaks down from the sky and strikes Gavrail!
... 25 points of damage!
Horrid jolt to forehead amplifies brain waves. You hear Gavrail scream in your head.
She is stunned!

A tremendous crack of thunder follows instantly!

Smoke continues to rise from Gavrail as her clothes smolder.

You ask, "can you banish him?"

You peer quizzically at Thurfel.

Valiria exclaims, "Aye and ye will pay it!"

Smoke continues to rise from Gavrail as her clothes smolder.

Tierus asks, "Gavrail... Thurfel, coul' tha' be it? Wis it Gavrail's vessel?"

Tierus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "to the depths of the abyss for you Gavrail"

Smoke continues to rise from Gavrail as her clothes smolder.

Gavrail says, "not I..."

Thurfel waves his abalone sceptre at Gavrail!
Flames and fire explode outward from the sceptre, the heat intense. The raging inferno burns in every direction, then subsides.
Gavrail just vanished.

Tesserah blinks.

Dnus lets out a cheer!

Tierus's jaw drops.

Shonison says, "well that solves that"

Sherysse slowly empties her lungs.

You wipe the sweat from your brow.

Tierus says, "Remind me nae tae get ye angry."

Yonsho says, "wow"

Tierus glances at Thurfel.

Saberwolv says, "yer barrier is....flawed"

Thurfel says, "no, it doesnt"

Ichiko breaks out in a sweat.

Dnus asks, "not a very bright one eh?"

Saberwolv nods to Thurfel.

Valiria says, "How on earth did she get in here."

Valiria frowns.

Turinrond says, "Well done, then. Ye must speak with your sages about how your vault was breached."

Sherysse surveys the area.

Tierus says, "She coul've come through tha portal."

You ask, "will gavrail return?"

Thurfel says, "I had thought my vault inpenetrable"

Turinrond nods to Thurfel.

Turinrond points at Saberwolv.

Thurfel says, "if they can get in here"

Thurfel says, "they can simply grab the orbs"

Turinrond says, "He knows a few things, this old one here."

Eleana says, "Seems there is a crack in the vault"

Dnus nods to Thurfel.
Thurfel nods to Eleana.

Shonison says, "you will have to guard it constantly"

Valiria searches around for a moment.

Tesserah says, "ye need sentries"

Saberwolv closes his eyes for a moment.

Tierus asks, "P'raps if ye created a guardian fer tha orbs?"

Tierus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Saberwolv says, "Guardin will do no good"

Thurfel says, "that is not a bad idea Tierus"

Tesserah rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel says, "a guardian"

Thurfel says, "but"

Valiria says, "Perhaps a new safekeeping place is required."

Saberwolv says, "err...no humin guadian, tha' is"

Thurfel says, "my last attempt was the granhke"

Tierus says, "If'n 'twas a creature o' antimagic, Thurfel..."

Thurfel says, "it went after folks"

Thurfel says, "go on Tierus"

Shonison says, "they are stronger than that grahnke"

Tierus says, "Tha liches'd be po'erless 'gainst it."

Tierus says, "P'raps somethin' frem tha Rift."

Tierus frowns.

Tierus scratches at his clothing.

Saberwolv says, "Th' grahnke was an attempt at sorcery...any livin creature is"

Saberwolv waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Thurfel says, "a creature immune to there magic"

Tierus says, "'tmight werk."

Thurfel asks, "a golem of sorts?"

Saberwolv says, "A mage must utilize th' elementals"

Turinrond asks, "A fire elemental?"

Saberwolv nods to Thurfel.

Tierus blinks.

Tierus exclaims, "Aye!"

You say, "hmm"

Thurfel asks, "but what would it be made of?"

Shonison asks, "something along the lines of an extremely powerful soul golem?"

Tierus asks, "A krodera golem. Bu'... 'ow tae get magic intae krodera?"

Tierus frowns.

Saberwolv leans forward.

Turinrond says, "Or mithril"

Saberwolv asks, "Ye are a fire mage, no?"

Turinrond nods to Tierus.

Tierus says, "Krodera, aftir all, cin absorb tha strongest magic..."

Turinrond says, "or a Fire Elemental."

Tierus cocks his head.

Skyfawn says, "crystal golem"

Saberwolv says, "Golems are animated....."

Tierus removes a silvery symbol-covered pouch from in his jackal fur cloak.

Sherysse scratches her head.

Thurfel says, "Fire elemental, the liches are susceptible to fire"

Tierus just opened a silvery symbol-covered pouch.

Tesserah ponders.

Saberwolv says, "An can be hard to control"

Thurfel says, "although not terribly so"

Turinrond says, "That would be far more stylish, actually... an elemental."

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Skyfawn says, "crystal golem"

Tierus says, "A drake golem."

Turinrond nods to Thurfel.

Eleana says, "just as long as the fire elemental don't behave like a volcano"

Turinrond says, "Would behoove your power."

Saberwolv says, "A fire elemental is much mer controllable"

Tierus says, "Hrm. Tha' woul' be interestin'."

Tierus asks, "Coul' ye create a golem o' drakar?"

Tierus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "There is fire, ice, water"

Thurfel says, "earth"

Tierus removes a piece of blood-red jade from in his symbol-covered pouch.

Thurfel asks, "mist?"

Saberwolv says, "ah believe ah even have incantations fer th' creatin of elementals"

Dravnum says, "earth golem could absorb anything one would think"

Saberwolv tugs at his beard, lost in thought.

Tierus closes his eyes for a moment.

Thurfel says, "I am more in tune with creations of life"

Yonsho says, "earth can be erroded tho"

Sherysse nods to Zosopage.

Saberwolv leans forward.

Sherysse bites her lip.

Thurfel says, "but the idea of an elemental could work"

Turinrond nods.

Tierus says, "Mist... they coul' simply burn it off. An' they coul' also walk right through it."

Saberwolv asks, "A wizard who dabbles in th' creation of life?"

Saberwolv scowls.

Turinrond says, "I think that suits ye better."

Turinrond nods.

Tierus put a piece of blood-red jade in his dark velvet rucksack.
Tierus just closed a sable-lined dark velvet rucksack.

Turinrond says, "I think ye would find some local mages to help ye with the incantations, as well."

Thurfel says, "I will ponder on this, you have a sound idea"

Turinrond nods to Thurfel.
Thurfel nods to Turinrond.

Yonsho asks, "one of each?"

Tierus just closed a silvery symbol-covered pouch.

Thurfel says, "I would need supplies "

Skyfawn asks, "ad what of the Vault till you do this?"

Thurfel says, "I shall consult the wizards guild"

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Tierus says, "Tha Mas'er 'ere is a fine fellow."

Thurfel says, "I will re fortify my defenses"

Thurfel says, "and hope they are enough"

Tierus says, "Although... ye might be wise tae consult Telchor 'imself."

Turinrond taps Zosopage lightly on his shoulder.

Saberwolv says, "Fortune is with ye Thurfel...ah an scheduled to meet with Telchor verra soon"

Saberwolv closes his eyes for a moment.

Skyfawn asks, "what of the Vault till you do this?"

Thurfel says, "I will consult the guild, those with ideas are welcome"

Thurfel asks, "you are?"

Saberwolv nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel peers quizzically at Saberwolv.

Thurfel nods to Belthania.

Turinrond says, "ahh, I told ye o' this one."

Turinrond nods to Thurfel.

Turinrond says, "Though he is a little bitter."

Turinrond winks at Saberwolv.

Belthania grins.

Thurfel says, "I hope he will welcome me"

Thurfel says, "he likely is unaware of the threat"

Tierus says, "Doubtless 'e'll welcome ye. 'Mule 'olds a branch o' tha Wizards' Guild."

Tierus nods to Thurfel.

Tierus says, "'e'd want tae keep it safe."

Saberwolv says, "He is..a bit unconcerned with that which doesnt deal with th' guild"

Saberwolv nods.

Tierus nods to Saberwolv.

Turinrond asks, "Mayhaps Thurfel could fund some research ye are doing, Saberwolv?"

Turinrond says, "In exchange for some of the Master's time."

Thurfel says, "let him know I seek an audience with him"

Thurfel says, "and I need his aid"

Tierus grins at Valiria.

Turinrond says, "Would suit both sides, methinks. A fair exchange."

Valiria nods to Tierus.

Thurfel says, "and the aid of the guild"

Valiria chuckles.

Thurfel nods to Belthania.

Saberwolv nods.

Belthania nods to Thurfel.

Tierus says, "P'raps, Mas'er Thurfel, if ye offered tae provide some... unique defenses fer tha Guild."

Saberwolv says, "Ah am sure he will be interested in holdin audience with ye....as th' creation of any elemental has strong roots in th' magicks our guild researches"

Saberwolv closes his eyes for a moment.

Tierus says, "Ye've done mer independent research than mos' Wizards."

Turinrond blinks.

Sherysse says, "there are carceris invading town I hear"

Thurfel says, "I am certainly interested in furthering the guild"

Skyfawn nods to Thurfel.

Tierus stares at Sherysse.

Tesserah raises an eyebrow.

Tierus says, "Oh, nae."

Shonison asks, "what?"

Saberwolv says, "Tha' is very fortunate"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "how will you protect the orbs until the guardian is built though?"

Turinrond says, "Thurfel. The town needs some of the warriors here."

Thurfel says, "we are needed in town it appears"

Saberwolv nods to Thurfel.

Tierus says, "Tha liches' counterstroke."

Shonison asks, "how could they?"

Eleana nods.

Thurfel says, "clearly I didn't weaken them enough"

Skyfawn says, "then we should go"

Thurfel says, "you deal with the creatures"

Valiria nods.

Tierus asks, "Well, cin we leave tha vault alone?"

Tierus peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Turinrond says, "We shall dance with their minions, whilst ye study."

Eleana says, "there are those who need help"

Turinrond dusts off a black alloy moon axe.

Saberwolv tugs at his beard, lost in thought.

Thurfel says, "we must, we have no choice. I will work on my magical defenses this eve"

Saberwolv just opened a rolaren-chased alchemist's kit chemically burned and discolored in various spots.

Turinrond nods to Eleana.

Shonison says, "those things should not be able to leave the rift"

Dnus nods.

Tierus shudders.

Saberwolv removes a rohnuru potion from in his rolaren-chased kit.

Thurfel says, "but meet with the guild leaders to discuss the elemental"

Saberwolv asks, "Thurfel...are ye familiar with these?"

Valiria nods.

Saberwolv shows Thurfel his rohnuru potion.

Tierus says, "If ye've need o' metal tae make a golem... ah've a cousin on Teras. Coul' see wha' cin be dug up. Bu' an Elemental sounds best."

Thurfel grins at Valiria.

The Symbol of Thought begins to burn in your mind and you hear Taranath thinking, "Healers and clerics needed in town square."

Skyfawn asks, "we need a portal to get out?"

Thurfel says, "everybody please get your weapons out"

You ask, "is the town being attacked?"

Shonison nods to Turinrond.

Sherysse nods to you.

Thurfel says, "be ready for whatever they are assaulting us with"

Skyfawn nods to you.

You nod.

You say, "alright then"

Ichiko's entire body tenses as she tightens her grip on her vultite talon sword.

Thurfel waves his abalone sceptre.
Flames and fire explode outward from the sceptre, the heat intense. The raging inferno burns in every direction, then subsides.
Yonsho just vanished.
Tesserah just vanished.
Tierus just vanished.
Dravnum just vanished.
Zosopage just vanished.
Skyfawn just vanished.
Eleana just vanished.
Sherysse just vanished.
Dnus just vanished.
Saberwolv just vanished.
Belthania just vanished.
Turinrond just vanished.
Shonison just vanished.
Valiria just vanished.
Ichiko just vanished.
You feel yourself pulled away.



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