Vessel Two
Feastday, day 4 of the month Ivastaen in the year 5102

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
This log is actually the combination of six logs from two players, three from Iscikella's player and three from Achillea's player. It should be noted, therefore, that in this log the "you" references refer to either of these two 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.

[Thurfel's Cellar]
Bolted into the wall are several thick iron chains, every last one shattered so badly that the links are torn wide open. Scattered about the floor are a few ruined and warped steel manacles, clearly far too weak to hold whatever they may have imprisoned originally. You also see a charred pile of bones and a braided palm-frond rope.
Also in the room: Grand Lord Thurfel
Obvious exits: south, west.

Thurfel says, "evening"

You say, "Good eve, m'lord."

You curtsy.

You say, "I wanted to tell ye something."

Thurfel asks, "how are you this eve?"

You say, "Well enough, though Gavrail now has a vendetta against me it seems."

You clear your throat.

Thurfel says, "not surprising considering all of their feelings about me"

Thurfel says, "and knowing how you and I feel about each other"

You blush a delicate shade of pink.

You say, "I suppose that is true enough."

You say, "But I did wish to tell ye that Thulevier spoke to Vonka."

Thurfel asks, "what was said?"

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

A young lad dashes into the room, hands Thurfel a message and dashes off.

You say, "This is hard for me."

You say, "He took her to a cavern."

You say, "Which he said was his living quarters."

You say, "When alive."

You say, "And..."

You bite your lip.

Thurfel asks, "yes?"

You say, "It was filled with corpses."

Thurfel says, "not surprising"

You say, "Which he said were his family and friends and one of his wife."

You say, "And he said also..."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

You say, "That ye had killed them and brought them there."

Thurfel asks, "you don't believe that do you?"

You say, "I know ye have killed before, m'lord. Ye yourself have said that, but I don't believe this, nae...

You say, "Because..."

You bite your lip.

You say, "That cavern..."

You say, "From what Vonka described..."

You say, "It looked so like..."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

You say, "Where I found the relic so long ago, though was no altarstone in this one, but a throne."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

You say, "I can't tell anyone this."

You say, "They will just call me obstinate."

Iscikella smiles crookedly.

You say, "But it terrifies me."

Thurfel grins.

Thurfel says, "it sounds very scary"

Thurfel asks, "have you seen this chamber?"

You look at Thurfel and shake your head.

You say, "Not Thulevier's, nae."

Thurfel says, "I must tell you by the way"

You say, "But Vonka described it to me."

Thurfel says, "my sages failed"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

You blink at Thurfel.

You ask, "Failed?"

Thurfel says, "but one of my mystics has had a vision"

Thurfel says, "of the second sphere"

You ask, "What was in the vision?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "was babbling about bones"

You ask, "May I ask?"

Thurfel says, "lots of bones"

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Thurfel says, "means nothing to me"

You say, "There were bones all over that cavern."

Thurfel says, "I told a table full of folks to spread the word"

You say, "Thulevier even made a skeleton dance in there."

Thurfel says, "I hope they are doing so"

You nod to Thurfel.

You say, "I heard something on the net."

Thurfel says, "I have my mystic deepening her trance"

You say, "But wanted to tell ye of what Thulevier said."

Thurfel says, "thulevier is full of rolton dung"

You say, "There are of course bones by the score in the old Snow Fort too."

You say, "Even an altar of skulls."

You nod to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "and more petty than most of the remaining liches"

You sigh softly.

You say, "I have to say this too, though may sound cruel I know."

You bite your lip.

You say, "I cannot see that the townsfolk would not have entombed the wives or husbands of the Council with them."

You say, "They were so incensed."

You say, "I don't know what happened back then."

Thurfel says, "we..."

Thurfel sighs.

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "were not particular in who we slew."

You nod to Thurfel.

You say, "I realize that."

You bite your lip.

You say, "And ye have never denied it."

Iscikella smiles sadly at Thurfel.

You say, "Yet still... when Vonka asked Thulevier if he would stop using killing..."

Thurfel says, "no, it was reprehensible."

You bite your lip.

You say, "...his only response was that he only knew death and would continue to use death."

You shudder.

Thurfel says, "they all will"

You say, "What I have seen of Elendr's... submission appalls me."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

You say, "Because he seems so... not himself."

You say, "Gone."

You say, "Someone else entirely."

Thurfel says, "at least your undeserving husband is free"

You shake your head at Thurfel and cluck your tongue.

You smile at Thurfel.

You say, "I am very grateful for that."

You say, "Ye have no idea how much so, m'lord."

You say, "But Elymir now says he will have me kill my husband... over and over."

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

You say, "There is nothing but... bitterness in them."

You say, "I have seen nothing else."

You shake your head.

You say, "Not one particle of remorse."

You say, "Not one."

(Iscikella shakes her head sadly.)

You say, "Elendr took my leg the other night in the temple."

Thurfel says, "they seek only to curry favor with Amasalen and revenge for what befell them"

You say, "And all I did was try to help him cause he looked ill."

You say, "Was putting his head between his legs."

You say, "And he said some nonsense about "forgiving me for what I would do.""

You say, "And I haven't done anything like he has."

You shake your head.

You say, "I am sorry to burden ye with all this, m'lord."

You say, "I thought ye should know about Thulevier."

Iscikella smiles softly at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I appreciate the information"

Thurfel shudders.

Talantris climbed down a braided palm-frond rope.

Thurfel says, "I'm sensing"

Talantris nods.

Thurfel says, "something"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

You ask, "Something bad?"

Thurfel says, "pardon"

Thurfel falls into a deep concentration.

You blink at Thurfel.


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

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

[Abbey, Ossuary]
The floor tiling stops at a sunken rectangular pit completely filled with bones. A faint rattling sound disturbs the silence, nothing more than a soft echo, and low clouds of dust filter from the pit as if something were moving underneath the collection of skulls and tibiae.
Obvious exits: north, south, west.

look in pit
In the rectangular pit you see a mass of scattered bones.

look in bones
In the of scattered bones you see a cloudy amber sphere.

take sphere from bones
You will have to take the bones out of the pit to do that.

take bones from pit
You can't pick that up.

take sphere from bones
You will have to take the bones out of the pit to do that.

take bonea from pit
You can't pick that up.

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

push bones
That would accomplish nothing.

take sphere from pit
I could not find what you were referring to.

tap bones
You tap a mass of scattered bones.

look in bones
In the of scattered bones you see a cloudy amber sphere.

You shriek!

You exclaim, "Good Luukos, guidance!"

You rub a bronze Luukos symbol.
Nothing happens.

search bones
Try looking in, on, behind or under it. Or examining it.

Ichiko just arrived.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

You say, "I found it"

You glance at a mass of scattered bones.

You exclaim, "mine!"

Ichiko searches around for a moment.

The pile of bones stirs and trembles.

turn bones
That doesn't seem to do much.

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

push bones
That would accomplish nothing.

look bones
There is no seeming rhyme or reason to this haphazard stack of skeletal remains.

look in bones
In the of scattered bones you see a cloudy amber sphere.

Lord Sothog just arrived.

Sothog nods to Ichiko.

You say, "I found it, its mine"

You grumble.

Ichiko nods to Sothog.

Ichiko says, "You may want company if the liches find us"

Sothog asks, "Searching for the vessel, eh?"

Sothog smiles.

turn bones
That doesn't seem to do much.

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

The bones shift.

Sothog glances at something inside a sunken rectangular pit.

Ichiko glances at a sunken rectangular pit.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You say, "I found it dammit"

Sothog says, "So, pick it up already."

Sothog chuckles.

Ichiko says, "It bothers me to see dead bones moving"

The bones begin shift and tremble again.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

look bones
There is no seeming rhyme or reason to this haphazard stack of skeletal remains.

search bones
Try looking in, on, behind or under it. Or examining it.

look in bones
There is nothing in there.

Ichiko shivers.

Sothog rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You bellow a guttural series of oaths.

Sothog mutters under his breath.

Renowned Lady Skyfawn just arrived.

look under bones
There is nothing under there.

Renowned Lady Skyfawn just went north.

look on bones
On the of scattered bones you see a cloudy amber sphere.

The bones begin to shudder violently

Sothog says, "Seems almost illusionary. My hand can't seem to grasp it."

You think to yourself, "Luukos how?"

Sothog says, "The bones, on the other hand..."

turn bones
That doesn't seem to do much.

take sphere
You pick up a cloudy amber sphere.

Some type of mystical energy is preventing you from placing the amber sphere into the cloak.

Sothog nods to you.

The bones settle.

Darkness enfolds and surrounds you...
You realize you have called upon your powers without due caution and have made your affiliation plainly obvious to all nearby.

[Commerce Burrow, Giantman Path]
An ancient oak tree marks the southeastern corner of Icemule Trace. Towering high overhead, the tree is surrounded by a small grassy field. A lone owl calls from somewhere within the branches, its haunting voice fading into the night.
Obvious paths: west.

You feel drained!

You kiss your Luukos symbol softly, murmuring a quiet prayer.

A horrible sensation wracks your body, the amber sphere trembling slightly in your hand. What could only be described as a feeling of pure malevolence runs through your veins.

Your body shudders from a terrible series of spasms momentarily. When the agony finally subsides, you feel weak and drained.

Slivers of shadow traverse with you and coalesce along the ground.

You say, "Luukos, master! guide my hand to your will"

[Temple Burrow, Koar Street]
You are on the edge of the glacier. The ground here is hard-packed ice, slippery beneath your feet, but the halflings seem not to notice as they make their way about their business. Houses have been carved from the ice, as have a few small shops. A ramp of packed, grated ice leads up and to the east, likely to the Temple.
Obvious paths: north, south, west.

A horrible sensation wracks your body, the amber sphere trembling slightly in your hand. What could only be described as a feeling of pure malevolence runs through your veins.

Your body shudders from a terrible series of spasms momentarily. When the agony finally subsides, you feel weak and drained.


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up concurrent with Achillea's previous log and immediatly after Iscikella's previous one...
***END NOTE***

[Thurfel's Cellar]
Bolted into the wall are several thick iron chains, every last one shattered so badly that the links are torn wide open. Scattered about the floor are a few ruined and warped steel manacles, clearly far too weak to hold whatever they may have imprisoned originally. You also see a charred pile of bones and a braided palm-frond rope.
Also in the room: Grand Lord Thurfel, Talantris
Obvious exits: south, west.

You bite your lip.

You say, "Oh my."

Talantris nods to you in greeting.

You nod to Talantris in greeting.

Thurfel closes his eyes.

(Iscikella gazes anxiously at Thurfel.)

You ask, "Is it bad news, m'lord?"

Thurfel says, "nay"

Thurfel says, "the sphere is located"

Talantris whispers, "wouldnt believe how many times his name got my brother killed."

Talantris asks, "In the mausoleum?"

Talantris peers quizzically at Thurfel.

You ask, "Where was it located?"

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Lord Galesmight climbed down a braided palm-frond rope.

You hear the faint thoughts of Sothog touch your mind:
"We seem to have found it."

You focus your mind on Sothog and think:
"Where?"

Galesmight smiles faintly.

Thurfel says, "it is in somebodies grasp"

You say, "He is concentrating on a vision."

Thurfel says, "I can feel it"

Galesmight nods to you.

You hear the faint thoughts of Sothog touch your mind:
"Ossuary. Achillea has it... but has vanished."

You hear the faint thoughts of Achillea echo in your mind:
"I have it"

Galesmight says, "oh no..."

You say, "The one who found it..."

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Talantris says, "Achillea has it."

You say, "She is on the side of the liches."

Thurfel says, "that is not a good thing"

Galesmight says, "Mmm Luukosian."

Thurfel says, "not at all"

Galesmight says, "I do not like this."

You ask, "Ye going to her, m'lord?"

Galesmight says, "Thurful, Lord gales here."

You cock your head at Thurfel.

Galesmight says, "My brother trust in ye .. for now so shall I."

Thurfel nods to Galesmight.

Thurfel says, "thank you"

You hear the faint thoughts of Achillea echo in your mind:
"I have the sphere"

Thurfel asks, "Who is Achillea?"

Galesmight says, "I have chased Achillea from the landing."

Talantris says, "For now, I trust noone."

You say, "A Luukosian, m'lord."

Galesmight says, "She makes frequest visits."

You say, "Ye have met her."

Galesmight says, "Frequent."

You say, "She is on the side of the liches."

You say, "This orb I fear lost."

You shudder.

Your whole body trembles with fear.

Galesmight says, "There is always time."

Thurfel says, "I sense the orb"

Thurfel says, "I do not sense its location"

You nod to Thurfel.

Talantris says, "I warrent you this."

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 Achillea's surroundings fills your mind...
...[Hall of the Holy Struggle]
...The walls of this circular chamber are filled with pictures of horror and of goodness. The western walls are covered with carvings of undead beings, etched in disgusting detail, while the eastern walls bear bas-relief warriors in gleaming armor marching to war. The pictures seem to be chasing each other in a perpetual hunt, although you could better see if you looked more closely. Two altars have been erected in the room, one tinted black, the other white. A spiral staircase leads up to the next level.
...Also in the room: Thulevier, Achillea who is kneeling
...Obvious exits: southeast, up.

Galesmight asks, "Iscikella do ye know if she is hidin' in town?"

Aranrhod's group climbed down a braided palm-frond rope.

Talantris says, "It's on it's way to the liches now."

You hear the faint thoughts of Achillea echo in your mind:
"it would be Thulevier"

Thurfel sighs.

You say, "She is in the temple with Thulevier."

You shudder.

Thurfel says, "take me to her"

You clasp Thurfel's hand tenderly.

Aranrhod says, "Achillea will not give it up"

Thurfel says, "she must"

Galesmight whispers, "May I follow?"

You say, "join quickly."

Your surroundings blur into a white fog . . .


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up concurrent with Iscikella's previous log and immediately after Achillea's previous one...
***END NOTE***

[Hall of the Holy Struggle]
The walls of this circular chamber are filled with pictures of horror and of goodness. The western walls are covered with carvings of undead beings, etched in disgusting detail, while the eastern walls bear bas-relief warriors in gleaming armor marching to war. The pictures seem to be chasing each other in a perpetual hunt, although you could better see if you looked more closely. Two altars have been erected in the room, one tinted black, the other white. A spiral staircase leads up to the next level.
Obvious exits: southeast, up.

An insidious whisper rises up from the ground, "You have found it. Quickly, I must possess it..."

You kneel down.

You say, "Master Luukos, I serve your will, I seek your guidance, may your will be done"

Slivers of shadow coalesce into the form of a dark figure.

You murmur some prayers under your breath.

A horrible sensation wracks your body, the amber sphere trembling slightly in your hand. What could only be described as a feeling of pure malevolence runs through your veins.

Your body shudders from a terrible series of spasms momentarily. When the agony finally subsides, you feel weak and drained.

You say, "good eve Thulevier"

Thulevier says, "If you want to please your Master, it must go to its rightful owner."

A horrible sensation wracks your body, the amber sphere trembling slightly in your hand. What could only be described as a feeling of pure malevolence runs through your veins.

Your body shudders from a terrible series of spasms momentarily. When the agony finally subsides, you feel weak and drained.

Thulevier asks, "Do you want me to shrivel and die and no longer fight against Thurfel?"

Lord Arianiss just arrived.

You say, "sir, I seek word from my master, as much as I believe ie wills you have it, I desire confirmation from him"

Lady Iscikella's group just arrived.


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 previous log...
***END NOTE***

[Hall of the Holy Struggle]
The walls of this circular chamber are filled with pictures of horror and of goodness. The western walls are covered with carvings of undead beings, etched in disgusting detail, while the eastern walls bear bas-relief warriors in gleaming armor marching to war. The pictures seem to be chasing each other in a perpetual hunt, although you could better see if you looked more closely. Two altars have been erected in the room, one tinted black, the other white. A spiral staircase leads up to the next level. You also see the Arianiss disk. Also in the room: Lord Arianiss, Thulevier, Achillea who is kneeling
Obvious exits: southeast, up.
Tzuriz, Galesmight, Aranrhod, Talantris, Opalina and Thurfel followed.

Talantris says, "Not far from my Lord's Altar."

You shiver.

Thulevier glares at Thurfel.

Aranrhod glances at Achillea.

Thulevier says, "Murderer. Your reign will end soon."

You glance at Thulevier.

Thurfel says, "Thulevier, leave this place, this is the last place one of your ilk should be."

Lady Kymbers just arrived.

Achillea exclaims, "I must hear from my lord!"

You blink at Achillea.

You see Achillea Agonimis the Giantman.
She appears to be in her 40's, has very long black hair, dark eyes, and dark skin.
She has a dark red fang-shaped mark on her neck.
She has some minor cuts and bruises on her left arm, some minor cuts and bruises on her right hand, minor cuts and bruises on her back, and minor bruises on her neck.
She is holding a cloudy amber sphere in her right hand.
She is wearing a bronze Luukos symbol, a carved witchwood claw amulet, a black leather war harness incised with an emerald eyed bronze serpent, a silk-lined supple leather cloak, a serpentine trimmed black robe, a lace trimmed white silk vest, a pale ivory satin skirt side-tied with a soft sash of deep green gossamer, some supple fitted black leather hunts incised with a trim of emerald-set serpents, and a pair of onyx-heeled boots.

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

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

Thulevier exclaims, "My ilk? MY ilk?! You are far worse than what I could ever HOPE to sink to!"

Arianiss rubs Achillea gently.

Achillea continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

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

Kymbers whispers, "I have found two orbs that I do nae know what they are."

Thulevier glares.

Thurfel says, "Achillea, if you give it the sphere, you doom the town"

Opalina rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Lady Sherysse just arrived.

Arianiss gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Arianiss just touched Achillea.
Arianiss gestures at Achillea.
A brilliant shaft of pure white light suddenly surrounds Achillea.

You whisper quietly to Kymbers, "They aren't the ones. Achillea has the orb. Believe me, these ye will know."

Thurfel says, "it must be placed upon the altar"

Galesmight says, "Achillea only wishes to appease her lord Thurfel."

Kymbers whispers, "thank ya"

Achillea glances at Thurfel.

Achillea softly kisses her Luukos symbol, murmuring to herself.

Your whole body trembles with fear.

Galesmight says, "I do enjoy feasting on snake though."

Galesmight glares at Achillea.

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

Aranrhod shifts her weight.

Talantris says, "Her Lord, will wish to see blood."

Thurfel says, "Amasalen and Luukos have similar goals"

Talantris flashes a quick grin.

You say, "If ye like Vonka as ye say, give Thurfel the sphere and free her."

You glance at Achillea.

Thurfel says, "There will be blood, an entire towns worth"

Talantris says, "And when blood is spilled, to that measure.."

Talantris says, "My Lord is also happy."

Ichiko just arrived.

Arianiss says, "Anyone dares attack her, will die."

Talantris traces the lines of his jackal's head tattoo.

You shiver.

Ichiko gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Thurfel says, "I have no desire to attack anybody"

Achillea offers Thulevier a cloudy amber sphere.

Thurfel says, "I wish to free the town from the liches embrace"

Thulevier accepts Achillea's amber sphere.

You say, "He is but asking, Arianiss."

Ichiko gasps.

Galesmight laughs!

Thulevier raises the sphere high above his head and laughs wildly!

Skyfawn just hugged Achillea.

Aranrhod exclaims, "No!"

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Sherysse blinks.

Thurfel says, "you have doomed Vonka"

Thulevier exclaims, "It is mine! Mine! Your fate is sealed, Thurfel!"

Thulevier exclaims, "Vengeance is at hand!"

Thurfel says, "and Icemule"

Kymbers glances at Achillea.

You exclaim, "Poor Vonka!"

You wail!

Thulevier disappears in a whirling column of shadows that rises up like a vortex and out of sight!

Talantris nods to Achillea.

Ichiko exclaims, "NO!"

Sherysse wrings her hands.

Arianiss says, "Oh, hey.. hmm.. forgot about that."

Ichiko kneels down.

You exclaim, "Oh!"

Thurfel says, "whatever I may have done in the past"

Achillea bites her lip.

Thurfel says, "is nothing compared to what you have just done"

Ichiko sighs.

(Iscikella trembles all over.)

Arianiss says, "It's done. Deal with it."

Kymbers asks, "Why?"

Kymbers glances at Achillea.

You say, "Oh, poor, poor Vonka."

Sherysse says, "oh my, Achillea"

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Ichiko asks, "Is there nothing to be done..?"

Opalina says, "oh please Im sure there will be another way. One person can't be the doom of us all."

Kymbers rubs you gently.

Ichiko glances at Thurfel.

Opalina turns around.

Skyfawn sighs.

Opalina says, "Im sure there will be another way"

You shiver.

Ichiko stands up.

Sherysse bites her lip.

Skyfawn says, "we are doomed"

Achillea says, "ye should not have betrayed my lord"

You ask, "But what about Vonka?"

Achillea glances at Thurfel.

You look at Opalina and shake your head.

Thurfel says, "Vonka will be a puppet forever"

Skyfawn says, "you sealed our death"

You say, "her chance to be free... gone."

Opalina says, "Vonka is strong "

Skyfawn says, "you sealed our death"

Thurfel says, "until she is nothing more than the husk of a person"

You weep softly, quiet tears falling from your eyes.

Aranrhod's face turns slightly pale.

Thurfel says, "perhaps...."

Sherysse gulps.

Opalina says, "I think it's just a ploy"

Sherysse's face turns slightly pale.

Opalina shakes her head.

Arianiss leans against a white altar.

Thurfel says, "Thulevier is not the brightest of the nine"

Thurfel says, "hmm"

Sherysse asks, "a ploy?"

You say, "Blizz was freed, Opalina, when Aslakian's orb was placed upon the altar."

Thurfel nods to Sherysse.

You say, "That was no ploy."

Opalina smiles at you.

You look at Opalina and shake your head.

Achillea folds her arms over her chest.

Opalina says, "You have died many times"

Achillea just closed a serpentine trimmed black robe.

Opalina says, "we have seen blackness leave your body Iscikella"

Achillea stands up.

Thurfel says, "You Achillea, will go down in history as the towns betrayer"

Arianiss says, "No she won't."

Thurfel says, "but that is your problem"

You say, "It killed him when it left him, Opalina."

Achillea says, "no I won't"

Opalina says, "i recall being with a cleric that performed a ceremeony where I saw something leave your body"

Thurfel says, "I shall attempt to find a way to retrieve that orb"

Achillea says, "my allegiances have always been known"

Opalina shrugs.

Talantris says, "She followed her lord."

Thurfel says, "the sages are continuing their work to find the others"

Talantris nods to Thurfel.

Opalina says, "the council know's when to keep silent"

Tzuriz asks, "What's done is done...Thurfel, what would you say is the next step?"

You glower darkly at Achillea.

Thurfel says, "we must continue to seek the other orbs"

Opalina says, "just a matter of time"

Sherysse bites her lip.

Achillea just kissed you on the cheek.

Thurfel says, "and the staff"

Achillea smirks.

Thurfel says, "the staff will turn the tide"

(Iscikella wipes her cheek off.)

Achillea says, "too bad was not yours"

You gag.

Aranrhod frowns at Achillea.

Thurfel says, "orbs or no orbs"

Achillea winks at you.

Galesmight shakes his head.

Tzuriz nods to Thurfel.

Opalina says, "you put too much weight into material items"

Opalina shakes her head.

Opalina says, "items can be destoryed and taken away."

Thurfel says, "this has been a most disappointing night"

Thurfel says, "Vonka should be free"

Kymbers says, "We all should"

Sherysse nods to Kymbers.

Ichiko says, "She will be"

Achillea says, "well Thurfel"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "Had Thulevier always a... penchant for dead bodies, as he admits to now? If so, that he says his wife is dead in his chambers... I... do not find at all odd."

Opalina asks, "who's to say she isn't free?"

Achillea says, "way back you were the one helping open the tomb"

Talantris nods to Achillea.

Skyfawn peers quizzically at Opalina.

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "And my worry for Vonka is a hundredfold more."

Thurfel says, "I was attempting to seal the tomb"

Thurfel says, "not open it"

Arianiss smirks.

Talantris turns to face Thurfel.

Arianiss asks, "So you betrayed me then?"

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow in Thurfel's direction.

Achillea says, "you were attempting to open it to begin with"

Talantris says, "And you set the town ablaze."

Achillea says, "you like like a rug, pretending to be some savior"

Thurfel says, "I did indeed set the town ablae"

Sherysse frowns.

You say, "He never denied that, Talantris. Never has."

You shake your head.

Opalina says, "well how can he"

Thurfel whispers, "this is so horrible"

Opalina says, "many people saw him do it"

You nod to Thurfel.

Arianiss says, "So, while Thuleveir is escaping.. you all stand here.."

Talantris says, "I've been away for two years, you must excuse my lack of knowledge."

Talantris nods to you.

Thurfel says, "He is gone"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I am worried beyond reason for Vonka."

Galesmight says, "He is already gone."

Achillea says, "you betray your own council members, and betray my lord, and will betray the town as well, seeking your power in some nexus"

Sherysse says, "he's already escaped, Arianiss"

Ichiko frowns at Achillea.

Achillea asks, "seeking all the councils power for yourself?"

Arianiss says, "No better time to start working around it than now."

Thurfel says, "I have wish for knowledge, not power"

Sherysse looks thoughtfully at Arianiss.

Kymbers rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Achillea says, "yeah right, knowledge of more power"

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Achillea smirks.

Thurfel says, "very well, I will continue my efforts to find the remaining orbs"

Arianiss says, "Keep us informed."

You say, "Achillea, I will never forget ye condemned Vonka."

Sherysse sighs.

Galesmight says, "Aye, Achillea who are ye to criticize .. tis all ye seek in life is power."

You shake your head.

Thurfel nods to Arianiss.

Galesmight says, "Ye lust for it."

Talantris says, "In betraying the Lord Luukos, betrayed his Ally, Sheru."

Talantris nods to Thurfel.

Achillea says, "all I seek in life is my masters will, Galesmight, I have not asked for power"

(Sherysse throws up her hands in frustration.)

Lady Sherysse just went southeast.

Galesmight exclaims, "You have not?!"

Opalina says, "Why is it always someone else who condemns someone else Iscikella"

Galesmight says, "Did ye nae say he will grant ye immortality."

Thurfel asks, "Achillea, how do you know that Thulevier serves Luukos?"

Galesmight says, "You trip over your own blery words Achillea."

Ichiko says, "If I had but tried to seize that orb before ye.."

Opalina says, "you said the same thing when Xeldria refused to give up the staff."

Ichiko glares at Achillea.

Achillea asks, "who do you serve Thurfel?"

Opalina says, "and Icemule still stands"

Thurfel says, "I serve myself."

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

Talantris says, "And your own wishes."

Talantris nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "tis true"

You say, "I did not say IceMule, Opalina."

Thurfel says, "I make no pretenses or lies"

Arimantis just arrived.

You say, "There is still time for the town."

Arimantis ponders.

Opalina says, "Vonka is part of Icemule"

Achillea says, "chances are then Thulevier serves my master more then you do"

Thurfel says, "but I have no desire to see Icemule laid to waste a second time"

Achillea says, "I did seek him in the matter"

Arianiss says, "Don't worry Achillea, I don't fault you for following your path."

Arianiss smiles at Achillea.

You blink at Arianiss.

Achillea smiles at Arianiss.

Arianiss says, "Let us know what you find out about the next orb."

Thurfel says, "Vonka is nothing more than Thuleviers pet"

Arianiss nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "thanks to her."

Arianiss says, "..and I suggest everyone figure out what to do. It's done, let it rest now."

Arianiss says, "Vonka will be okay."

Lord Arianiss just went southeast.

Thurfel says, "we shall simply seek the next orb"

Thurfel says, "and the next"

Achillea says, "I guess you would not have faith yourself then, Thurfel"

Thurfel says, "and the next"

Kymbers asks, "And how is Arianiss so sure?"

Thurfel says, "if we hold 8"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I am sorry, m'lord. I should have searched for the orb I suppose, but wanted ye to know what had gone on."

Thurfel says, "then we shall find Thulevier"

Arimantis asks, "Thurfel.. forgive me fer walkin in late, perhaps this already been asked, but.. What happened to Thulevier's wife?"

Arimantis peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Opalina says, "She is no more Thulevier's pet than Iscikella is Elendr's"

Opalina says, "er"

You ask, "Elendr?"

You squint at Opalina.

You say, "I would hope not."

Talantris nods to Achillea.

Opalina laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Opalina says, "ment the other guy"

Tzuriz says, "Elymir's perhaps is what she meant"

Arimantis shifts his weight.

Thurfel asks, "his wife?"

Opalina says, "Elymir"

Arimantis nods to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "he never had a wife"

Opalina nods to Tzuriz.

Arimantis says, "His wife"

Thurfel chuckles.

You say, "He had no wife."

You shake your head.

Opalina says, "always mix up their names"

You say, "I asked, Arimantis."

Thurfel asks, "what lies is he telling?"

Tzuriz grins at Opalina.

Opalina mutters e's.

Aranrhod says, "That you killed his wife and friends"

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Achillea asks, "what lies do you tell, Thurfel?"

Thurfel says, "I killed many, but not his wife"

Opalina asks, "Anyway Are you Elymir's pet Iscikella?"

You look at Opalina and shake your head.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Kymbers says, "Her body was among those slain as well."

You say, "No, I am just something he torments."

Opalina says, "Then Vonka isn't any pet either."

You sigh.

You say, "But I would she was free of her torment is all."

Talantris says, "Thurfel tells no lies."

Talantris smiles with sarcasm in his eyes.

You say, "Vonka, I mean."

Opalina snorts at Talantris.

Thurfel says, "Thulevier never even has lain with woman. Wife."

Thurfel cackles!

Ichiko gazes heavenward.

Thurfel says, "he wishes"

Arimantis coughs.

Aranrhod raises an eyebrow.

Aranrhod sighs.

Galesmight says, "Thulevier sleeps with achillea."

Ichiko says, "Something seems amiss"

You say, "He is... uh... rather fond of the dead."

Galesmight snickers.

Arimantis says, "Ok.. more than I wanted ta know.."

Arimantis glances at Thurfel.

You say, "Was..."

Arimantis stares off into space.

You say, "Thulevier."

Thurfel says, "I just find his tales beyond amusing"

Kymbers asks, "How do you come to know this Thurfel?"

You say, "Is..."

You try to figure out how to ignore yourself.

Thurfel says, "we were all together for many years"

Thurfel says, "we know each other well"

Kymbers says, "seems very close"

Achillea asks, "Thurfel did you really keep that close tabs on your fellow councilmen, to know who lie with whom?"

Thurfel says, "well perhaps he paid, who knows"

You blush a delicate shade of pink.

You exclaim, "Oh!"

Thurfel says, "he had no wife"

Opalina begins chuckling at Achillea.

Arimantis ponders.

Ichiko says, "Hardly odd to know who is or isn't married"

Opalina asks, "men like to keep records didn't ya know?"

Opalina nods to Achillea.

Thurfel says, "he never spoke of women"

You chuckle at Opalina.

Achillea begins chuckling at Opalina.

Aranrhod says, "Vonka..."

Aranrhod sighs sadly.

Thurfel says, "artifacts and scrolls were his lust."

You nod to Aranrhod.

You sigh softly.

Opalina says, "maybe he just didn't wanna share with ya Thurfel"

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Opalina says, "ya tend to like stealing other men's women"

Opalina glances at you.

Tzuriz asks, "Thurfel, I do not support the Nine at all, but to be honest, your history is exactly encouraging. How can I know that you are one to follow and help?"

You blink at Opalina.

Tzuriz says, "err...isn't exactly encouraging"

Thurfel says, "You can't"

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Thurfel says, "I did evil things"

Thurfel says, "horrible things"

Kymbers nods.

You say, "Ye just have to decide one way of another, Tzuriz."

Tzuriz nods to Thurfel.

Talantris says, "Thats the choice each has to make on their own."

Thurfel says, "nothing I could ever do will take that away"

Talantris nods to Tzuriz.

Thurfel nods to Galesmight.

You say, "But he doesn't deny what he did."

Opalina says, "ya you just have to watch him"

Tzuriz says, "Aye, I think it a choice that has a lot of people hung up"

Talantris says, "Let me ask you this."

Opalina says, "it's kind fun to see how many little things he choose to mention or not mention"

Talantris nods to you.

Thurfel says, "I simply wish a few things"

Thurfel says, "all of which benefit me"

Thurfel says, "I do not lie about that"

Talantris asks, "Of the council, which was the most powerful?"

Thurfel says, "a grand wizards guild"

Talantris peers quizzically at you.

Opalina asks, "whisper thurfel what was the sphere that Iscikella had?"

You say, "Thurfel was."

Opalina sighs.

Thurfel smiles at you.

Opalina says, "Im in a bad form today"

Kymbers asks, "So you do nae claim that is power begot by knowledge then Thurfel?"

You blink at Opalina.

Kymbers squints at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "Zeban was the quietest, likely the most dangerous"

Aranrhod says, "Achillea...if you have condemned Vonka as Thurfel says..."

Kymbers says, "For yerself, as ye just spoke."

Talantris asks, "Would you prefer, to deal with Thurfel, who's power grows with each orb, or the council?"

Talantris peers quizzically at you.

Aranrhod says, "Watch your back around me"

You say, "he seemed... a loner bit I saw of him."

Aranrhod stares at Achillea.

Talantris says, "Thurfel, will betray again."

You say, "Which wasn't much, I admit."

You nod to Thurfel.

Talantris says, "I warrent you that."

Talantris nods to you.

Arimantis says, "Zeban.. he doesn't seem as active as the others.."

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Opalina asks, "you say that to Xeldria too Aranrhod?"

Achillea says, "if your faith is in Thurfel's words rather then in your Liabo gods, then you have lost already"

Thurfel says, "no, he is not active, but he is the one with the most cunning and cruelty"

Achillea smiles at Aranrhod.

Aranrhod says, "I do not know Xeldria"

Aranrhod says, "I said if"

You say, "I trust Thurfel, Talantris. I have reason to."

Aranrhod says, "I am not sure who I trust anymore"

You say, "So no, I would not prefer to deal with the Nine."

Arimantis rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel says, "Don't trust me"

Opalina says, "well many say she's domed the town as well with holding the staff and not giving it to Thurfel"

Thurfel says, "trust in yourselves"

Thurfel says, "The nine will ruin the town"

You say, "Well, that is sound advice, m'lord."

Opalina says, "and now they say the same about Achillea"

You turn to face Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "I simply wish to be the head of the wizards guild"

Thurfel says, "I can't do that if the town is destroyed"

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Tzuriz shifts his weight.

Achillea asks, "do you people really believe that is all Thurfel wants?"

Achillea rolls her eyes.

Thurfel asks, "what more could I want?"

Thurfel asks, "isn't that enough?"

Achillea asks, "to head the wizards guild?"

Thurfel says, "well.."

Opalina says, "so much faith in the material"

Opalina shakes her head.

Achillea asks, "what would that gain you?"

Thurfel says, "I'd like to be part of the economic growth of Icemule"

Tzuriz nods to Opalina.

Thurfel says, "I'm not immune to silvers"

Thurfel chuckles.

Galesmight leans against a white altar.

Ichiko smiles at Thurfel.

You say, "Don't think anyone is."

You chuckle.

You clasp a hand over your mouth.

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Kymbers rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Thurfel says, "a dead town hardly is productive"

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Talantris says, "The economy of this town is in essence, dead anyways."

Talantris nods to Thurfel.

Elendr just arrived.

Thurfel says, "exactly"

Thurfel asks, "why?"

Elendr cocks his head.

Thurfel says, "we are second rate citizens"

Aranrhod asks, "Second rate?"

Aranrhod says, "I do not think myself second rate"

Thurfel says, "the lands look at the landing"

Talantris nods to Aranrhod.

You say, "Not by choice, Aran, but perception of others."

Thurfel says, "they are the town"

Talantris says, "My thought's exactly."

Thurfel says, "the toast of the world"

(Elendr folds his arms as he leans against the staircase.)

Aranrhod says, "I do not care what others think"

Talantris says, "I'm not dedicated to a town."

Thurfel says, "we are simply a snowy field"

Talantris says, "I am dedicated to my Lord."

Thurfel says, "but I am"

Talantris traces the lines of his jackal's head tattoo.

Arimantis asks, "Who were them bodies, all round yer altar?"

Thurfel looks over at Opalina and shakes his head.

Arimantis peers quizzically at Thurfel.

Aranrhod says, "I like Icemule the way it is"

Arimantis paces back and forth.

Aranrhod sighs.

Kymbers nods to Aranrhod.

Thurfel says, "well, Icemule should have a choice"

Elendr looks thoughtfully at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "It is a big town"

Aranrhod says, "This is my opinion only"

Aranrhod glances at Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "it doesn't need to be changed"

Kymbers says, "It is our home, Thurfel, before all else, it is our home."

Thurfel says, "but it surely can revive itself"

Skyfawn says, "but it is changing"

Thurfel nods to Opalina.

You say, "Change is always happening."

You say, "Is the way of the world."

You bite your lip.

Skyfawn says, "people fighting people, like the landing"

Talantris turns to face Skyfawn.

Aranrhod glances at Achillea.

Achillea says, "the Landing is the laughing stock of the world"

Thurfel says, "we do not need any boulders here. Thankfully, Ice melts"

Talantris says, "There has always been more drama in Icemule, and in Whenimers."

Talantris nods to Skyfawn.

Talantris says, "Too many big fish, in a small pond."

Galesmight says, "The landing does attract the seedier side of this world."

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "I will tell Vonka what ye told me about Thulevier's wife. She may not believe me, but I will tell her."

Talantris nods to Skyfawn.

Achillea says, "saying you wish Mule to be like the Landing ought to really turn folk against you, Thurfel"

Talantris says, "All fighting over the same thing."

Arimantis says, "Naw.. they seem ta wanna take over the ruins instead.."

Arimantis stares off into space.

Galesmight shakes his head.

Thurfel frowns.

You say, "Not like the landing, Achillea."

Lord Tjaran just arrived.

Thurfel says, "my goodness"

Galesmight says, "The landing tis a fine place to live in... it tis a big city with the hustle and bustle."

Thurfel says, "I hadn't even thought of that"

Achillea nods to Elendr.

Tjaran sighs.

Aranrhod asks, "Those ruins...Thurfel...do you know whose temple is in those ruins?"

Galesmight says, "Nae small like Ice Mule."

Tjaran sits down.

Tjaran buries his face in his hands.

Tjaran nods to Kymbers.

Thurfel says, "sometimes the simplest issues escape one"

You squint at Aranrhod.

Thurfel shakes his head.

Thurfel says, "I must inform the sages."

Tjaran says, "Ex...excuse me, I would like to be alone for a while..."

Tjaran stands up.

Lord Tjaran just went southeast.

Aranrhod says, "You know Iscikella...the temple in the glacier north of town"

You say, "That is very old, Aran, though."

Kymbers sighs sadly.

Ichiko bows to Thurfel.

Opalina frowns.

Aranrhod says, "I know"

You say, "Before the time of the Council, I believe."

Thurfel says, "thank you Opalina"

Thurfel says, "you have opened my eyes"

Kymbers just touched a Lumnis crest.

Lady Kymbers just went up.

Elendr folds his arms over his chest.

Galesmight asks, "Your eyes to what?"

Aranrhod says, "I was just curious since he is old..."

Aranrhod shifts her weight.

Opalina chuckles.

Ichiko says, "Tell that to th' lich.."

Thurfel bows.

Thurfel says, "I must be off"

You curtsy to Thurfel.

Thurfel says, "something I hadn't even considered"

You whisper quietly to Thurfel, "Please try and sleep, m'lord."

Achillea smiles at Thurfel.

Skyfawn sighs.

Achillea smirks.

Thurfel whispers, "thank you, you as well"

Aranrhod fidgets.

Elendr stares at Thurfel.

You smile at Thurfel.

Tzuriz nods to Opalina.

Tzuriz smiles at Opalina.

Elendr ponders.

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


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

***TECHNICAL NOTE***
Picks up shortly after previous log...
***END NOTE***

[Hall of the Dark]
Almost no light from the surface reaches this room. What does, comes from the walls in a sickly grey glow, sending chills down your spine that have nothing to do with the cold in the air. Two altars, gold to the south and grey to the west, relieve the black in the room, and detailed murals grace the walls behind them. You also see the Talantris disk.
Also in the room: Elendr, Talantris
Obvious exits: up.

Talantris says, "I will."

Talantris nods to you.

A seemingly random townsperson walks in and looks around the room.

Elendr blinks.

You blink.

Talantris rubs his chin thoughtfully.

(Elendr looks at the townsperson, a bit perplexed.)

Elendr says, "I thought no one came down here..."

Talantris says, "Not many do."

The townsperson says, "You who do not bear the symbol of the serpent. Go."

Talantris nods to Elendr.

Talantris ponders.

Elendr blinks.

Talantris traces the lines of his jackal's head tattoo.

Talantris says, "Achillea."

Elendr asks, "Would that be me you're referring to?"

Talantris says, "We'll speak at another time."

You say, "Talantris, I said I felt an urgency to leave"

Talantris says, "It seems."

You say, "might you both leave me a moment"

Talantris raises his hand.

Talantris just went up.

Elendr bows to you.

You curtsy to Elendr.

Elendr says, "I need to speak to you though Achillea..."

Elendr smiles softly.

Elendr just went up.

You place your hand on your fang-shaped mark.

The townsperson's features meld into that of a snake.

You say, "I would prefer my Lords altar but it was crowded with infidels"

You curtsy to Morvule.

You say, "good eve Lord High Priest"

(Achillea bows her head down respectfully)

Morvule says, "I'm aware of what you did. Thissss pleassssessss me. You will ssssee me much more. I return to finissssh work that wassss abandoned long ago."

You wipe the sweat from your brow.

You say, "this is much relief, then, sir, I was slightly afraid Thurfel may be a ruse and not really a betrayor"

Morvule smiles cryptically.

Morvule says, "Continue your work, War Initiate."

Morvule fades away in a flash of green light.

You say, "it is a priviledge sir, to serve"



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