2020-05-04 Air Ship Ride Hinterwilds Part 2 (log)

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2022-05-04 Air Ship Ride Hinterwilds Part 2 (LOG)

Part of the The Uncertain Times storyline in the perspective of Opalina

PART 2

Olgretien exclaims, speaking deeply to Roelon, "Move out!"

[Icemule Trace, Town Center]

The center of the slumbering frontier town is overseen by the broken ice statue of a mule, which rises from the surrounding snow on a plinth of cold dark stone. The stars' brilliance winks through the ice, casting prismatic glints of light over a scattering of halflings. Some chatter quietly by a colorful silver-bound barrel emblazoned with a row of tiny grey penguins, while others stargaze on colorful cloaks spread out across the hard ground. Near the comfort of a smooth dark stone bench, a roaring bonfire crackles merrily, lending its warmth and illumination to the surroundings. You also see a stocky snow white puppy with oversized black-tipped paws, an amber-eyed tawny range wolf, a peak snowcat, the skull-shaped Casinoe disk, a maddened luck spirit that is flying around, a golden brown coyote, a massive snowy battle-scarred lynx, a crackling lightning wyrdling, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, a fat ginger cat, the hammered silver Meliyara disk, a resplendent obsidian black raven that is flying around, a sapphire-eyed pale golden margay, a delusive mountain spirit that is flying around, a raven that is flying around, a stormy grey lynx, the ghoul-shaped Ragz disk, the Opalina disk, the Falvicar disk, the Neovik disk, a gangly black and tan dobrem, the Khazaann disk, the red Nairena disk, the Svardin disk, an irritable glacier spirit that is flying around, a massive snowy white tiger, the Gorbo disk, the Katiesa disk, the Mohrgan disk, a blue-eyed midnight black wolf that is sitting, the fiery red Sabotage disk, a blue wolf that is sitting, a green-eyed orange chinchilla, the Raiyner disk, a blue and white pavilion, a blued steel wastebin and obvious signs of someone hiding. Also here: Craeguile, Archeth, Great Lord Therenax who is kneeling, High Lord Kezoku, Kuiu, The Infamous Treeva, Satrn, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Kippe, Town Councilor Leafiara, Queatus, Lord Randsford, Lady Summer, Lord Fropple, Cutterz, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Casinoe, Lurrah, Sir Guarrin, Gidion, Drazaa, Historian Darcena, Illumiada, Grand Lord Berean, Trouthe, Perigourd, Elaido, Aeith, Yaba who is sitting, Zeminar, Lord Sorlu, Lord Bigsword, Missoni, Kothos, Magister Raelee, Lady Meliyara, Dinaden, Tabubu, Bellesue, Baehr, Dendum, Alastir, Geijon, Mnar, Great Lord Lormein, Lord Selfane, Mistress Ycelacie, Olgretien, Ralkean, Ragz, Falvicar, Neovik, Lady Regwen, Quildor, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Roelon, Katiesa, Wolfloner, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Sabotage, Eklectic, Raiyner, Vemed, Arena Occultist Loralaii Obvious paths: north, east, south, west


Roelon just moved quietly south, with his group following closely.

[Icemule Trace, South Road]

A silvery sheen from something up north catches your eye over the heads of the crowds. No matter the time of day or night, this stretch of road always seems busy. A young halfling girl, dressed in the livery of the Silvermule Gaming Hall, rushes past you to deliver a message. You also see a massive snowy white tiger. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Falvicar, Ralkean, Olgretien, Mistress Ycelacie, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Geijon, Alastir, Dendum, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Grand Lord Berean, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Gidion, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Kippe, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Roelon Obvious paths: north, south, west


Roelon just moved quietly south, with his group following closely.


[Icemule Trace, South Road]


A narrow house juts into the street, as though pushed off its foundation by the expanding gaming hall to the southwest. You step carefully along the cobblestones and try not to glance into the open window at street level. You also see a massive snowy white tiger and a colorful canvas pavilion. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Falvicar, Ralkean, Olgretien, Mistress Ycelacie, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Geijon, Alastir, Dendum, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Grand Lord Berean, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Gidion, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Kippe, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Roelon Obvious paths: north, south


Roelon just moved quietly south, with his group following closely.


[Icemule Trace, South Road]


The hoarse voices from the west are hard to understand. Either they are happy cries or anguished moans, or perhaps both. A group of enterprising youths approach you and ask for silvers, but continue along the road without pausing for your response. You also see a massive snowy white tiger and a stone cottage. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Falvicar, Ralkean, Olgretien, Mistress Ycelacie, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Geijon, Alastir, Dendum, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Grand Lord Berean, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Gidion, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Kippe, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Roelon Obvious paths: north, east, south, west

Roelon just moved quietly south, with his group following closely.


[Icemule Trace, South Road]


Various halfling vendors hawking their wares block your way for a moment. You notice a number of giantmen and dwarves heading north, coins jingling in their pockets. A twisted, wrought iron street lamp at the corner keeps an inebriated halfling from meeting the pavement. You also see a massive snowy white tiger, a path leading to a white modwir gate and a huge wooden crate. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Falvicar, Ralkean, Olgretien, Mistress Ycelacie, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Geijon, Alastir, Dendum, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Grand Lord Berean, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Gidion, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Kippe, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Roelon Obvious paths: north, south

Roelon just moved quietly south, with his group following closely.


[Icemule Trace, South Road]


Several groups of adventurers jostle past you on their way through the South Gate. The sounds of laughter from the west remind you of the inns and taverns back home. You notice that the lowest part of the wall is darker stone than the top, a sign that this fortification was raised at some point in the past. You also see a massive snowy white tiger, an old beer barrel and the South Gate. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Falvicar, Ralkean, Olgretien, Mistress Ycelacie, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Geijon, Alastir, Dendum, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Grand Lord Berean, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Gidion, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Kippe, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Roelon Obvious paths: north, east, west


Roelon just slipped quietly through the South Gate, with his group following closely.


[South Barbican, Gate]


Under the massive barbican is a shadowy passageway, with sturdy stone walls on each side and overhead. Iron-barred windows provide access to this area from each of the barbican towers as well as from overhead, creating the distinct impression that someone is watching from the shadows. The sharp spikes of raised portcullises jut from the ceiling at the northern entrance to the city and the southern exit to the wilds. You also see a massive snowy white tiger. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Falvicar, Ralkean, Olgretien, Mistress Ycelacie, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Geijon, Alastir, Dendum, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Grand Lord Berean, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Gidion, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Kippe, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Roelon Obvious exits: north, south


Gespry melodically says, "I already got my place staked out on the ship."


Roelon just moved quietly south, with his group following closely.


[Icemule Trace, South Gate]


Thick stone walls frame a wide, wooden gate. A vaulted stone archway provides some cover from the weather, which is often inclement so close to the glaciers. The packed earth pathway skirting the town's walls gives way to a cobbled street in the same dark grey stone as the lower half of the walls. You also see a massive snowy white tiger, a South Gate guard, a snowbank and the South Gate. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Falvicar, Ralkean, Olgretien, Mistress Ycelacie, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Geijon, Alastir, Dendum, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Grand Lord Berean, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Gidion, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Kippe, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Roelon Obvious paths: east, west

Roelon just moved quietly east, with his group following closely.


[Icemule Trace, Exterior]


Workbenches and temporary shelters of pinewood dot the hardy red tundra grasses on the small thoroughfare, which passes beneath the high stone walls of Icemule Trace. The fortifications span east and west for quite a distance in either direction. At this close a proximity, the bustle of Icemule Trace's southern gate is a dull roar in the crisp, cold air. You also see a massive snowy white tiger, a vine-carved cherrywood cart with some stuff on it, a gleaming fireleaf airship and a worn redwood gangplank. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Falvicar, Ralkean, Olgretien, Mistress Ycelacie, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Geijon, Alastir, Dendum, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Grand Lord Berean, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Gidion, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Kippe, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Roelon Obvious paths: east, west


Roelon just slipped quietly up a worn redwood gangplank, with his group following closely.


[The Firebird, Upper Deck]


An ornate red bronze hatch crowns the center of the upper deck, glistening from the polished greyish wood of the planking like a jewel in the starlight. Spiraling wooden steps proceed down into the covered main deck, their centers worn with the passage of many feet. A ring of etched gold surrounds the hatch. You also see a massive snowy white tiger, the ghoul-shaped Ragz disk, a tiny short-haired white puppy with ice blue eyes, a majestic grey timber wolf and a worn redwood gangplank. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Falvicar, Ralkean, Olgretien, Mistress Ycelacie, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Geijon, Alastir, Dendum, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Grand Lord Berean, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Gidion, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Kippe, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Roelon, Ragz, Dergoatean, Daiyon, Sasathi, Yakushi, Maodan, Commander Roblar Obvious paths: north, south


Roelon just moved quietly south, with his group following closely.


[The Firebird, Upper Deck]


Shaded slightly by walls to either side supporting the port and starboard gangways, the upper deck is shielded from all but the strongest natural breezes, but not from the constant gusting of wind deflected by the whir of the propellers holding the ship aloft. A towering blade assembly dominates the area, the crimson and golden lacquer adorning it vivid compared to the ash-colored wood of the deck. You also see a massive snowy white tiger and some smooth wooden stairs. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Falvicar, Ralkean, Olgretien, Mistress Ycelacie, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Geijon, Alastir, Dendum, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Grand Lord Berean, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Gidion, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Kippe, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Roelon Obvious paths: north


[TownCrier]-GSIV:Dergoatean: " We're headed north, on the firebird airship, to go after one Zeban."


Nairena sings:

   "We going on an airship.
    We going on an airship."

You gaze in wonder at your surroundings.

Dendum says, "Didn't skin all those worms for northing."

Selfane says, speaking to Mnar, "Hope you did a lot of praying to Lorminstra before this."

Svardin exclaims, "Row!"

Roelon just slipped quietly up some smooth wooden stairs, with his group following closely.

[The Firebird, Fo'c'sle]

Rising above the ship's upper deck, but not so high as the towering metal blade assemblies that propel the craft and hold it aloft, the forecastle is a swathe of space shaped like an arrowhead, tapering to a point at the bow. The gilded and burled railing, all wrought of ash-colored fireleaf, joins with the carved bowsprit at the absolute fore of the vessel. To the rear of the deck, broad wooden stairs proceed down toward the upper deck. You also see a massive snowy white tiger. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Falvicar, Ralkean, Olgretien, Mistress Ycelacie, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Geijon, Alastir, Dendum, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Grand Lord Berean, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Gidion, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Kippe, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Roelon, Vaemyr, Mayor Talliver Obvious paths: northeast, northwest

Svardin exclaims, "Row!"

Roelon bows to Talliver.

Svardin giggles.

Nairena taps Svardin lightly on his shoulder.

Captain Brashton just arrived.

Guarrin whispers something to Kothos.

Roelon deeply says, "Fir Icemule."

The image of a yellow, slit-pupil eye quickly flashes across Whirlin's forehead.

Eclevdra says, "Hehehehe Firebird is cool."

Roelon lets out a cheer!


Perigourd nods in greeting at Brashton.

Darcena says, speaking to Svardin, "It's your turn to row. I already took mine."

Hazelnut just arrived.

Cryheart nods at Brashton.

Randsford nods to Brashton in greeting.

Missoni nods to Brashton in greeting.

Nairena says, speaking to Svardin, "You dont exactly row in flight."

Guarrin nods in greeting at Brashton.

Cryheart says, "Evening Captain."

Roelon nods to Brashton in greeting.

Lurrah nods at Brashton.

Raelee surveys the area.

Leafiara hoots at Hazelnut.

Raelee squints.

Svardin says, "I do."

Svardin says, "Flappin don't seem ta help."

Nairena giggles at Svardin.

Svardin chuckles.


[Towncrier] Newsby: "Stay vigilent, Icemule!"

[LNet]-GSIV:Bellesue: "So....where is this firebird?"

Mnar asks, "This... this airship can hold all of us, right?"

Brashton gruffly asks, "Not quiet, are you lot?"

Gidion drools at Brashton!

Meliyara smirks as a haughty expression flits across her face.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Leafiara, "You weren't here the last time we rode I dun think, but your in for a heck of a treat, this thing flies with even more speed than the ships in the nations."

Cryheart grins at Brashton.

Eclevdra touches one finger to his lips.

Selfane says, "It's too cold to be quiet."

Perigourd says, speaking to Brashton, "War is a loud affair."

Eclevdra nods.

Kothos smirks at Brashton.

Roelon says, speaking deeply to Brashton, "When this is over, ah will be havin' some of that whiskey if ye please."

Nairena says, speaking to Svardin, "You best get to rowwing. I will be here to vocally support you."

Leafiara remarks, "There's too many of us for this to be quiet."

Leafiara snickers.

Aeith says, speaking to Brashton, "I hope you weren't expecting stealth."

Lurrah says, speaking to Brashton, "Always some noisy magic makers."

Jiarine politely inquires, "If this wonderful piece of work decides it wants to go down... who is going to be thrown off first?"


Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Vaemyr.


Leafiara nods slowly at Vaemyr.

Lurrah waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.


Eclevdra touches one finger to his lips.


Leafiara says, speaking to Vaemyr, "Well, last time there wasn't this much danger."


Leafiara looks at Vaemyr and breaks into a cheeky grin.

Kippe agrees with Meliyara.


Cutterz shudders.


Nairena raises her hand.

Talliver asks, speaking to Brashton, "Is she ready to fly?"

Cryheart waves to Leafiara.


Meliyara says, speaking to Jiarine, "That sounded like you are volunteering."

Queatus rummages around in his pockets.

Leafiara waves to Cryheart.

Cryheart waves to Vaemyr.

Aeith smiles at Leafiara.

Leafiara hoots at Aeith. Queatus babbles something unintelligible.

You quietly exclaim, "This ship will take us to the Lich right?!"

Satrn nods to Brashton in greeting.


You peer quizzically at Brashton.

Jiarine says, "I weigh less than the giants."

Cryheart waves to Aeith.

Vaemyr chuckles.

Jiarine says, "Or humans."

Leafiara gazes in amusement at Vaemyr.

Roelon grins at Jiarine.

Lurrah stares at you.

Eclevdra turns an inquisitive ear toward Brashton.


You blush a soft pale rose shade at Lurrah.

Brashton wearily says, "Ready as she'll be."


Roelon deeply says, "Well....


Roelon clasps his hand over his mouth

Olgretien glances between Brashton and Talliver.

Leafiara throws her head back and howls!

Cryheart says, "Amen."

Teaberry lets out a cheer!

Nairena curiously asks, "What are we flying to face so we know how to prepare?"

Guarrin glances around the area.

Dendum says, "Oi, someone get that human some coffee."

Kothos glances up.


You quietly exclaim, "What!"

You blush a soft pale rose shade at Lurrah.

Sorlu says, speaking to you, "I believe Ellerel said he was no longer a lich...he was something beyond that now."

Kothos says, "That's going to be a lot of hot air."

Loralaii gives Casinoe a warm buss on the lips.

Svardin tries humming a joyful tune.

Lurrah says, speaking to you, "We'll pull right up in front of him and roll out the gangplank to welcome him, probably."

Meliyara gazes up into the heavens.

Lurrah grins.

Gespry melodically says, "Some sort of anti-proto-lich."

Gespry melodically says, "Thing."

Roelon nods at Randsford.


Hazelnut hesitantly says, "I'm going to check on Ellerel and the gnome, if it's all the same to everyone."


Randsford raises an eyebrow in Roelon's direction.

You say, speaking quietly to Sorlu, "Not Ellerel.."

Gespry nods at Hazelnut.

Hazelnut takes a deep breath.
Hazelnut just went northeast.

Sorlu says, "No, Ellerel said it...of Zeban."

Katiesa looks at Treeva and hums.

Ycelacie waves to Casinoe.

Sorlu nods to you.

Casinoe grins at Illumiada.


You nod slowly.

Khazaann agrees with Kothos.

Illumiada begins chortling at Casinoe.

You quietly say, "Still lich or not I have business with him."

Aeith says, "Those that become liches are never satisfied with anything. Not satisfied with life, not satisfied with death, always wanting more at any cost."

You fold your arms over your chest.

Yavs softly says, "Well, if it isn't all the people I love, and some people who love me."

Yavs glances at Jaysehn.

Jaysehn cocks his head at Yavs.

Katiesa winks at Treeva.

Falvicar chuckles.

Darcena gazes in amusement at Yavs.


Kothos chuckles.

Jiarine says, "I hate you. Make sure you get it straight."

Teaberry gives Darcena a friendly hug.

Jiarine nods at Yavs.

Yavs softly says, "Present company excluded, Voln Boi."

Darcena gives Teaberry a friendly hug.

Jaysehn smirks.


Yavs hoots at Jaysehn.

Roelon grins slowly.

Treeva flashes a quick grin at Katiesa.


Brashton says, "This could be a rough trip."


Mnar leans against the bowsprit.


Satrn wobbles, looking a bit faint.

Roelon slowly empties his lungs.

Gidion coughs.

Kothos says, "I believe that's going to be a prediction."

Illumiada appears to be struggling to keep a straight face as she glances at Gidion.

Kippe nods at Meliyara.

Kothos nods at Brashton.

Olgretien raises an eyebrow in Brashton's direction.

Roelon deeply says, "Prepare fir anything..."


Lurrah releases a loud sigh and rolls her eyes dramatically.


Whirlin agrees with Brashton.


Khazaann leans on his mattock.


Jiarine asks, speaking to Brashton, "Did you bring buckets for the faint of heart?"

Roelon cracks his knuckles!

Talliver asks, speaking bluntly to Brashton, "Will she make it?"

Yavs nods at Whirlin.

Gidion agrees with Selfane.

Trouthe grins at Selfane.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Brashton, "I believe in ya and yer crew."

Svardin grins. Roelon grins slowly.

Brashton doesn't answer, but he does turn back to the crew and begin shouting orders to make ready.

Kuiu stretches.

Olgretien grins at Illumiada.

Gidion blinks at Illumiada.

Illumiada strikes a heroic pose.

Yavs softly says, "Did anyone see my snakes? I brought a few dozen for warming of house, but they seem to be... missing."

Aeith agrees with Vaemyr.

Gidion swoons.

Illumiada giggles at Gidion.

Gidion stands up.

Katiesa looks at Treeva and hums.

Svardin says, "Dey is snow snakes now."

Svardin nods.

Darcena says, speaking to Yavs, "I believe one slithered into my boot."

Perigourd gazes with interest at the bowsprit.

Yavs adopts an agreeable expression.

Darcena says, "It likes it there. You may not have it back."

Gidion squirms.

Gidion asks, "Are we there yet?"

Yavs softly says, "Yes."

Bigsword growls at Alastir.

Tabubu snickers at Alastir.

Yavs hoots at Gidion.

With a pulse of energy that raises the hairs on the back of your neck, power suffuses the deck of the ship as the engine begins to hum.  The low thrumming and the shrill whistle of the winds are all the sound in the world until someone lets out an uncomfortable laugh that heralds the return of conversation.

Katiesa winks at Regwen.

Gidion shivers.

Aeith grins.

Jaysehn tilts his head up.

Randsford nods slowly.

Sorlu smiles quietly to himself.

Aeith bounces around happily.

Geijon gives an approval gesture with his hand.

Illumiada pats Fropple.

Missoni's face lights up with joy.

Svardin tries humming a joyful tune.

Eclevdra sways back and forth.

Kothos gives a half-hearted grin.

Guarrin nods approvingly.

Lurrah says, "I'm very, very excited to fly again."

Illumiada says, speaking to Fropple, "Hello, Fropple of the light."

Ralkean exclaims, "Wooooo!"

Kothos asks, "...that's...supposed to do that?"

[Tabubu gazes about with intense interest at her surroundings, her moonlight silver eyes pausing briefly on everything nearby.

Aeith agrees with Lurrah.

Illumiada beams happily at Missoni!

Fropple blinks.

Leafiara steeples her fingers together, quietly observing her surroundings.

Illumiada gives Missoni a friendly hug.

Roelon deeply says, "That felt ...stronger then the test flight.."


Jaysehn nods at Kothos.

Dendum nods at Kothos.

Talliver leans against the railing, his face dark.

Roelon gulps.

Selfane squints at Satrn.

Nairena hoots at Satrn.

Fropple darkly says, "The light..."

Perigourd cocks his head at Meliyara.

Vaemyr nods at Roelon.


Roelon pulls the voluminous tartan-lined hood of his black leather duster over his head, shadowing his face.

Nairena waves to Satrn.

Fropple darkly says, "I remembered it, once."

Satrn gives Nairena a friendly smooch.

Fropple narrows his eyes.

Kothos says, speaking to Jaysehn, "It's like the deck of a sloop, yes? Tell me it's so."

Nairena gives Satrn a friendly smooch.

Casinoe nods.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Roelon, "We gonna be going much faster tonight I believe, to be able to reach where we're going."

Illumiada warns, speaking to Fropple, "Don't start."

Satrn gives Regwen a warm buss on the lips.

The first mate's clear alto calls out, "Pull in the gangplank and get her airborn, lads!  We don't have all night!"  Members of the crew jump at her call, bustling to prepare the ship for departure.


Satrn hugs Regwen, who wraps her in a warm embrace.

Dendum says, "Last chance to get off..."

Tabubu holds her breath.

Dendum starts chortling.

Jaysehn nods.

Roelon nods at Vaemyr.

Leafiara's face breaks into a cheeky grin.

Falvicar smiles.

Kuiu glances down.

Treeva says, "Ah, excellent, taking off soon then."

Falvicar says to Leafiara, "You, madam, are a sallow, rude-growing plunder-sack!"

Dendum raises his fist defiantly.

Selfane says, "Well technically we can get off when it lands up north too."

Leafiara says to Falvicar, "You, sir, are a jaded minotaur-tickler!"

You give Leafiara a friendly hug.

Jaysehn says, "Sounds like a capable officer."

Falvicar snickers at Leafiara.

Yavs says, speaking softly to Dendum, "I mean, last chance to get ON right? Getting off is easy."


Firmly planting his feet equidistance apart, Fropple folds his arms and lifts his head in a defiant manner.


Selfane says, "Well unless it crashes and we all die."

Satrn flaps her arms wildly.

Leafiara gives you a friendly hug.

Nairena says, speaking to Svardin, "You best start rowing."

Kuiu smiles at Yavs.

Yavs flaps his arms wildly.

Dendum remarks, speaking to Treeva, ""You made quilt?"

Roelon deeply says, "Ah hae eaten lightly luckily. To spare ye all in case of the regrettable."

Leafiara gazes in amusement at Yavs.

Olgretien faces Leafiara and smartly brings his right fist up to his chest. Holding it there, he bows deeply.

Svardin says, "Can jump out prolly."

Roelon wipes the sweat from his brow.

Selfane stares off into space.

Svardin giggles.

Selfane nods at Svardin.

Leafiara turns toward Olgretien and renders a sharp hand salute.

Katiesa whispers aloud, speaking to Meliyara, "See, the mate is good at it too. We don't have all night."

Neovik grins.

Leafiara places one foot behind the other and drops into a respectful curtsy, a swirl of glimmering cherry red hues surrounding her body.

Mohrgan whispers something to Katiesa.

Meliyara asks, speaking to Yavs, "Last chance to get off safely?"

Selfane asks, "How far down could it be?"

Bellesue asks, "Anyone leading this band of misfits?"

Meliyara nods knowingly at Katiesa.

Illumiada pushes on Yavs without much success.

Meliyara grins impishly at Katiesa.

Leafiara points at Roelon.

Svardin says, "I's fallen farther."

Nairena says, speaking amusedly to Svardin, "The snow will cushion your fall."

Svardin snickers.

Darcena nods in agreement at Guarrin.

Bellesue nods.

Roelon blinks.

Katiesa nods sagely at Meliyara.

Roelon nods at Bellesue.

Tabubu asks, speaking quietly to Selfane, "Do you want to find out?"

Leafiara recites:

   "Everybody join Roelon!"

Aeith breathlessly says, "I can't wait to become airborne again."

Leafiara adopts an agreeable expression.

Selfane rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Katiesa rests a gentle hand on Mohrgan's arm.

Vaemyr gasps.

Illumiada pats Roelon.

Olgretien deeply says, "Well, ya tried to ride the big guy so..."

Casinoe leans softly against Illumiada.

Satrn turns toward Leafiara and renders a sharp salute with her black ko'nag runestaff.

Selfane says, "Not first hand."

Leafiara smooches Satrn on the cheek.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Leafiara, "You... did the thing."

Illumiada leans softly against Casinoe.


Roelon chuckles.

Tabubu pushes on Selfane without much success.

Lurrah agrees with Aeith.

Leafiara nods briskly at Vaemyr!

Selfane grins.

Satrn gives Leafiara a friendly hug.

Talliver says, "Once we land, Ellerel will try to establish a temporary portal back to Icemule Trace, but I can't guarantee anyone's safe return."

Satrn chuckles.

Eclevdra turns an inquisitive ear toward Brashton.

Gespry squints at Roelon.

(Kothos wanders over to the railing, looking down at the ground with a wistful expression, before returning his attention to the mayor.)

Brashton leans back.

Gidion chuckles.

Neovik snickers.


Vaemyr nods at Talliver.

Gespry nods at Talliver.

Brashton chuckles.

Yavs sneezes, raising a small cloud of ash from his face.

Whirlin nods.

Gidion says, "Just the kind of portal I like."

Satrn quickly ducks behind Brashton.


Falvicar nods understandingly at Talliver.

Bellesue says, speaking to Talliver, "I like it."

Neovik tugs on the hood of his grey leather greatcloak, allowing it to shadow his face.

Nairena nods at Talliver.

Gidion says, "Swirly with a chance of death."

Roelon says, speaking deeply to Gespry, "Cannae gaurentee nae getting lost this time..."

Mnar says, "I hear it's traditional before airship voyages to rub a halfling on the head for good luck."

Roelon deeply says, "Or living."

Brashton says, speaking to Talliver, "You're a dour one for sure."

Roelon shrugs.

Eclevdra says, "Only guarantees are death and taxes, got it."

Eclevdra nods.

Meliyara gazes in amusement at Brashton.

Gespry melodically says, "How about establishing a casualty collection point there too."

Tabubu looks over at Mnar and shakes her head.

Leafiara gazes in amusement at her surroundings.

Gidion waves a hand at Gespry, dismissing him indifferently.

Tabubu quietly says, "There is nothing about halflings that is good."

Gidion smirks.

Katiesa whispers something to Mohrgan.

Selfane asks, speaking to Mnar, "Where do you hear that?"

Bellesue says, speaking to Gespry, "Just don't be a casualty."

Aeith says, speaking to Eclevdra, "Death and axes."

Bellesue chuckles.

Katiesa furrows her brow.

Gidion nods.

Eklectic raises his lance into the sky and cries out for vengeance!

Lurrah says, speaking to Gespry, "We'll put you in charge of them all."

Satrn softly says, "We has nuff hot air in here to last fer weeks."

Perigourd leans on his sword.

Eclevdra nods at Aeith.

Meliyara whispers something to Tabubu.

Falvicar grins at Talliver.

Trouthe grins at Satrn.

Overhead, the propellers whir to life, their high singing joining the bass of the engine as the ship rises from the ground, rocking slightly as it stabilizes in the air.  Smoothly, the Firebird rises, setting the surrounding pines to swaying.


Aeith grins.

Mnar says, speaking to Selfane, "Icemule Trace board of tourism pamphlets."

Trouthe agrees with Satrn.

Tabubu laughs with delight, her eyes full of merriment.

Leafiara lets out a little squeal of delight.

Leafiara hoots at the coppery barn owl.

Svardin says, "We isn't collectin der dead."

Eclevdra says, speaking to Aeith, "Xactly."

You bite your lip.

Gespry waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Yavs softly exclaims, "Lift off!"

Svardin giggles at Gespry.

Satrn leans on Trouthe.

Gidion sways back and forth.

Roelon sways back and forth.

Yavs bounces up and down, dislodging a storm of ashen clumps from his clothing.

Roelon vigorously shakes his head.

Dendum sagely remarks, ""Tell him to make portal only as tall as a human so Giant Giants can not follow back to the Icemule."

Tabubu quietly says, "I do stand correct."

Selfane says, "Seems oddly self serving."

Illumiada squeals.

Roelon stamps his feet.

Tabubu nods at Meliyara.

Eclevdra sways back and forth.

Illumiada quickly ducks behind Loralaii.


Katiesa ruefully says, "At least we start with this lovely bright side."

Gespry melodically says, "Ok, so no body pickups for svardin or bellesue."

Yavs softly asks, "Is this the appropriate time to say I haven't ever been airborn... except for that one time via catapult?"

Yavs shivers.

Leafiara says, speaking confidently to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, "We know, you'd find us a way back no matter what even if the portal fails or anything else goes wrong."

Kuiu asks, speaking to Roelon, "Excuse me... where are we headed?"

Loralaii nods at Illumiada.

Roblar nods slowly.

Cutterz asks, "Anyone else dislike flying?"

Vaemyr gazes out.

Svardin asks, "Dat lunatic is loose agin?"

Yakushi's jaw drops.

Jiarine says, "This is all fun and excitement until someone dies."

Vaemyr smiles.

Yavs raises his hand.

Nairena recites:

   "If you look out to our right you will see some beautiful snow banks and glaciers"

Gidion says, speaking to Yavs, "Yer a veteran then."

Neovik flings himself against Darcena, bounces off of her, and giggles madly!

Svardin glances around the area.

Casinoe moves to stand in front of Illumiada.

Drazaa glances around the area.

The voice of Gorbo says, "Oh, Well hi there."

Brashton says, speaking to Talliver, "I'm going to check on things belowdecks.  Always better safe than sorry."

Satrn begins chuckling at Nairena!

Cryheart grins at Nairena.

Talliver nods at Brashton.

Vaemyr nods at Brashton.

Captain Brashton just went northwest.

(Opalina gazes to the right.)

Roelon says, speaking deeply to Kuiu, "Far north..."

Lurrah asks, speaking to Jiarine, "Then it's pure pleasure?"

Tabubu quietly asks, "Are we there yet?"

Ycelacie nods.

Kuiu nods at Roelon.

Eclevdra nods.

Falvicar nods in agreement.

Eklectic gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

(Opalina oos and awas.)

Leafiara gazes in amusement at her surroundings.

Roelon deeply says, "Where few hae gone before...."

Selfane says, "I better not hear any banging and screaming down there."

Kothos smiles at Raelee.

Talliver frowns.

Kuiu gazes north.

Aeith leans against the bowsprit.

Yavs says, speaking softly to Tabubu, "We will turn this Airship right around."

Dendum informs, speaking to Yavs, ""Is much like catapult....even the fall."

Fropple narrows his eyes.

Eklectic says, "I can't say I like this flying stuff."

Eklectic shudders.

Tabubu tilts her head in Yavs's general direction, the folds of her hood obscuring her expression from view.

Gespry melodically says, "Brashton was looking abit green. probably needs to visit the lil'boys room to freshen up."

Eclevdra sways back and forth.

Mnar nods.


Roelon deeply says, "It will be dangerous. To steel yirself."


A strange feeling of inertia passes through you, as if your limbs are weighed down with lead, as the ship rises into the cold skies.  Snowflakes streak past, unlucky ones stinging your face, as the Firebird begins her flight, turning slowly northward.

Gidion shivers.

Nairena recites:

   "And to our left rests the majestic frozen river... covered with.. you guessed it.. more snow"

Satrn hoots.

Lurrah says, "Let's face it, we may have to kill any one of us whom Zeban shifts into."

Roelon surveys the area.

Leafiara squints.

Vaemyr leans forward.

Maodan squints.

Roblar begins chuckling at Nairena!

Kuiu glances to his left.

Svardin tries humming a joyful tune.

You let out a cheer!

Gidion turns an inquisitive ear toward Nairena.

Nairena giggles.

Mnar reasons, speaking to Selfane, "It's quite normal in stressful situations for people to laugh and try to make jokes. It helps distract from the reality of what we're going to face."

Jiarine says, "Yes, I will cry myself to sleep is that happens."

Yavs leans on his staff.

You quietly say, "I love the snow."

Roelon deeply says, "If ye look down....please don' look down...."

Jiarine snickers to herself.

You beam happily at Nairena!

Nairena bounces around happily.

Aeith smiles.

Tabubu begins to twitch.

Svardin asks, "Did I remember ta bring everythin?"

Falvicar leans over and whispers, "I do too."

Svardin giggles.

Lurrah says, "So sorry if we have to kill someone here."

Falvicar grins at Nairena.

Cryheart grins at Roelon.

You take a drink from your frothy hot cocoa. Cream tempers the cocoa flavor to create a mellow, gentle combination.

Tabubu quietly says, "I hate the cold."

Gidion says, speaking to Mnar, "I just weep and die quickly."

Falvicar grins at you.

Roblar deeply exclaims, "We can drop ballast to decorate dat snow!"

[ Kothos inquires, speaking to Mnar, "...which is?"

Fropple darkly says, "Today will be the final battle..."

You gaze fondly at Falvicar.

Selfane asks, speaking to Mnar, "Why aren't you funnier then?"

Nairena says, "Airships, some booze, and the prospect of certaind eath."

Roblar glances meaningfully at Mohrgan.

You kiss Falvicar, your mouth lingering on his.

Whirlin quietly says, "Or... you'd have to try to..."

Meliyara nods in agreement at Tabubu.

Olgretien exclaims, speaking deeply to Svardin, "Too late!"

Kothos nods once at Tabubu.

Roblar appears to be trying hard not to grin.


Zeminar pulls the hood of his cloak down over his face, concealing his features.

Nairena asks, "What more could a girl ask for?"

Kothos says, speaking quietly to Tabubu, "It's not my element."


Falvicar kisses you, his mouth lingering on yours.

Falvicar smiles.

Roblar deeply says, "Red be lovely color."

Falvicar sits down next to you.

Meliyara says, speaking to Tabubu, "And no bonfires aboard an airship."

Maodan's glowbark seed flickers various shades of green.

Svardin glances out.

Olgretien deeply says, "Yur werse den a travler."

Svardin chuckles.

Tabubu tilts her head in Roblar's general direction, the folds of her hood obscuring her expression from view.

Geijon asks, "Can I trouble for a weapon blessing?"

Kuiu stares blankly around the area, his face utterly devoid of emotion. Vaemyr gazes up into the heavens.

Mohrgan takes a deep breath.

Dendum says, speaking in Gnomish to Maodan, something you don't understand.

Kippe casually glances at Meliyara.

You take a deep breath.

Roblar smiles.

Leafiara gazes in amusement at Nairena.

Perigourd says, speaking to Meliyara, "Some of them are magically contained."

. Perigourd glances at Meliyara and folds his arms over his chest.

Geijon nods at Selfane.

Selfane nods.

Nairena hoots at Leafiara.

Tabubu cocks her head.


You quietly say, "The air smells so clean up here."

Leafiara hoots at Nairena.

Maodan agrees with Dendum.

Mnar says, speaking to Kothos, "Well... we're sailing a single ship into the frozen heart of darkness from which a torrent of blood flows out to drown our beloved town."

Jiarine pets a gangly black and tan dobrem, which nuzzles her hand softly.

Meliyara gives a sidelong glance at Perigourd.

Kothos smiles at Raelee.

Nairena takes a deep breath.

Kippe asks, speaking to Meliyara, "Why would you say that?"

Yavs says, speaking softly to you, "We can change that."

Satrn slowly empties her lungs.

Nairena slowly empties her lungs.

Kippe surreptitiously glances around the area.

Nairena says, "It does."


Dendum begins to breathe less deeply.

Jaysehn adjusts his rose gold spyglass, brushing his fingertips against its gold tube and tracing the filament-linked constellations, inspecting the piece closely. He raises the ocular lens to eye level, gazing out into the horizon.

Cryheart pets a fat ginger cat, which nuzzles his hand softly.

Roblar says, speaking deeply to Mnar, "Guud words."


Svardin says, "We need a rousin song."

Meliyara cocks her head at Kippe.

Tabubu glances between Kothos and Mnar.

Missoni bites her lip.

Kippe glances at Perigourd.

Talliver says, speaking to you, "We'll try to have you back in time."

Roblar deeply says, "Ah suggest dat be named a drink in town."

Mohrgan turns to face Svardin.

Loralaii cocks her head at Ycelacie.

Roblar deeply says, "Frozen heart of darkness."

Mohrgan turns an inquisitive ear toward Svardin.

Maodan says, speaking in Gnomish to Dendum, something you don't understand.

Roblar smacks his lips.

Loralaii starts chortling.

Kothos asks, speaking to Mnar, "A middle of the week event, yes?"

Maodan nods once.

Kothos grins at Mnar.

Roblar deeply says, "Strong one."

Jiarine asks, speaking to Talliver, "Did you leave a will?"

Roelon chuckles.

Eclevdra says, "Back....in...time...."

Dergoatean just went northwest.

You smile at Talliver.

Mohrgan urges, "Go on, then."


With a rumble that makes the timbers of the deck rattle, the engine roars to life.  Wind bites your cheeks as the ship accelerates, flying low over Icemule Trace!

Mohrgan nods at Svardin.

Nairena mutters famouslastwords.

Roelon asks, speaking deeply to Jiarine, "Did any of us?"

Eclevdra dances around the area to music only he can hear.

Ycelacie breaks out in a silly grin.

Roelon chuckles.

Perigourd hangs his head.

Fropple growls ferociously!

Kothos blinks.

Aeith leans back.

Katiesa glances down.

Eklectic says, "Oh, me too. i've got a nap scheduled in about an hour and a half..."

Roelon's face turns slightly pale.

Eklectic winks.

Leafiara throws her head back and howls!

Tabubu shifts her weight.

Missoni claps her hands.


Satrn makes a purring sound.

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh..."


Maodan tightens his grip on his hunting bow.

You quietly say, "As long as we are back in time for the wedding It will be wonderful."

Jiarine says, speaking to Roelon, "I like my secrets."

You nod at Talliver.

Vaemyr leans against the bowsprit.

Missoni yells, "Hello down there!"

Gidion asks, "Can we drop stuff on Town Center people?"

Meliyara gazes in amusement at Kippe.

Mnar says, "And, look... the other night in Icemule there were some very scary, powerful looking creatures rampaging about."

Kippe looks over at Meliyara and shakes his head.

Perigourd smirks at Missoni.

Missoni waves.

Katiesa lightly exclaims, "Oh! There's the Cloverleaf dome!"

Eclevdra sways back and forth.

A grinding sound issues from Tabubu, though it is muffied by the folds of her black silk cowl.

Katiesa points down.

Mohrgan tilts his head down.

Mnar exclaims, "And I don't mean Leafiara!"

Gidion squints.

Regwen glances down.

Roelon says, speaking deeply to Jiarine, "So that means aye, but it's hidden away."

Roelon rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Treeva flashes a quick grin at Katiesa.

Leafiara gazes in amusement at her surroundings.

Nairena says, "We can test if a gnome can really fly."

Regwen nods in agreement at Katiesa.

Satrn softly asks, "Is der a privy here?"

(Kothos shifts his stance to lean back against the base of the stairs, chancing another look down...and down.)

Selfane asks, "But she was there right?"

Leafiara roars at Mnar!


Leafiara appears to be struggling to keep a straight face.

Satrn fidgets.

Darcena pets a pale-faced coppery barn owl, which nuzzles her hand softly.

Mnar grins at Leafiara.

Selfane looks at Satrn and hums.

Mohrgan says, speaking to Katiesa, "I'm so used to seeing it from underneath."

You glance at Falvicar.

Olgretien moves to stand in front of Satrn.

Olgretien nods at Satrn.

Falvicar looks at you and hums.

Satrn begins chuckling at Olgretien!

Gidion tries to smooth his shoulder-length chestnut brown hair back and tie it with his leather hair tie.

Yavs softly says, "I wonder."

Jiarine says, "I could kill you and you would still never know."

Jaysehn glances at Kothos.

Leafiara says, "There goes the scariest monster of all off northeast, our own Roblar."


You quietly say, "Just need to wrap up some unfinished business."

Yavs softly says, "Yessss."

Aeith says, "This flight has quite a bit more....energy? To it than last time."

Falvicar waggles his fingers mystically at you! Ooh! Scary!

Kothos says, speaking quietly to himself, "Kind of exciting, really...if terrifying."

Katiesa says, speaking casually to Mohrgan, "It looks bigger today."

Svardin sings:

   "Put on a yaller bonnet,
    Wit Molten ale upon it.
    We'll soon be beatin on it,
    In  Zeban's last day!"


Kothos nods slowly at Jaysehn.

Kippe shrugs at Meliyara.

Missoni nods sympathetically at Kothos.

Vaemyr says, "We going a lot farther this time."

Falvicar leans over and whispers, "I'll do what I can my Darling."

You cover your silvery glaes band with your hand.

Geijon says, speaking to Talliver, "Safe to say, no reinforcements if we lose."

Gespry nods at Roelon.

Olgretien applauds Svardin.

Mnar says, speaking to Selfane, "Wolves as large as oxen, enormous giants flayed down to their bones yet somehow still alive. And a titanic flying wyrm."

Mohrgan praises Svardin, expounding upon his fine features and excellent characteristics.

Talliver says, "I don't know what we'll find out there."

Svardin chuckles.

Kothos says, speaking to Jaysehn, "It reminds me of a story. But not the sort I could tell you about right now, forgive me."

Talliver says, "But I'm glad to have you all at my back."


Jiarine says, "Blood and death."

Jiarine nods at Talliver.

Bellesue nods at Talliver.

Mohrgan smiles at Talliver.

Olgretien moves over to Talliver and stands ready to protect him from attack.

Mohrgan nods slightly.

Kothos says, speaking to Jaysehn, "Later, with a lot of alcohol, and my feet on the ground..."

Perigourd begins chuckling at Kothos!

Lurrah nods.

Mnar nods firmly.

Kippe makes a complex gesture at Missoni.

Missoni suddenly looks much more dextrous.

Dergoatean raises his blue mithril pike in triumph!

Katiesa assures, speaking to Talliver, "Each and every one of us, it seems."

Gespry says, speaking melodically to Talliver, "At yer back, not on it."

Darcena casually glances at Talliver.

Jaysehn nods understandingly at Kothos.

Jiarine says, "Whose is to be determined."

Guarrin nods encouragingly at Talliver.

Satrn shivers.

Lurrah says, "That we will be."

Talliver makes a noncommittal sound.

Gidion asks, "Did...we all say that...?"

Svardin says, "We has um reserves."

Roelon bows to Talliver.

Dendum informs, speaking to Mnar, ""We have named these things Giant Giants."

Cryheart nods at Talliver.

Svardin chuckles.

Perigourd whispers something to Kothos.

Selfane says, "Well you should be worried because it's Leyan today and that's when the real baddies come out."

Gidion glances at Talliver.

Selfane nods at Mnar.

Perigourd raises an eyebrow in Kothos's direction.

Perigourd grins wryly.

Mnar says, "If nothing else, by bringing the fight northward, we can keep it away from Icemule."

Kothos says, "...glad I had just the one mimosa..."


Jaysehn says, speaking to Kothos, "I shall look forward to the tale."

You quietly say, "Im going to hide behind Gespry's back."

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Randsford says, speaking to Talliver, "We will succeed, Icemule depends on it."

Randsford nods firmly at Talliver.

Cryheart grins at Kothos.

Talliver says, speaking to Selfane, "That certainly does seem to be the case."

Roelon starts chuckling at you!

Jaysehn removes a small dried date from in his dim grey pack.

Eclevdra says, "Hopefully we'll be surrounded so we can attack in any direction we want."


Jaysehn offers Kothos a small dried date.

Leafiara gazes up into the sky.

Selfane grins at Talliver.

Nairena says, speaking to Talliver, "Your people helped defend the Landing from the Krolvin. Its only right that we help you Northerners out when you need help."

Kothos gives Perigourd a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Gidion says, speaking to you, "And I'll hide behind yours."

Jaysehn says, speaking to Kothos, "Eat that. It will settle your stomach." Gidion nods once.

Perigourd begins chuckling at Kothos!

Svardin says, "Panic first."

Kothos accepts Jaysehn's dried date.

Svardin says, "Get it outta da way."

Mohrgan assures, "The safety of the town means a great deal to all of us."

Svardin nods.

Gespry says, speaking melodically to you, "Better to hide under Roelon's kilt."

Svardin gasps in terrified panic, trembling and flailing his arms about!

Gidion gasps in terrified panic, trembling and flailing his arms about!

Kothos nods gratefully at Jaysehn.

Eklectic says, "I'd say i would protect you, but the last time i faced these little guys they ate me."

Mohrgan nods at Talliver.

Mnar asks, speaking to Jaysehn, "Any more of those?"

Eclevdra nods at Svardin.

Kothos takes a bite of his dried date.

"Kneel to Phoen," Dinaden murmurs as he stows his massive golden waraxe in his vaalorn scabbard with a flash of searing golden fire. A powerful burst of sunlight lingers briefly in the air.

Jaysehn removes a small dried date from in his dim grey pack.

Talliver nods at Nairena.

Jaysehn offers Mnar a small dried date.

Mnar accepts Jaysehn's dried date.

Mnar nods appreciatively at Jaysehn.

Mnar takes a bite of his dried date.

Perigourd says, speaking to Kothos, "If it's any consolation, most of the airship rides I've taken didn't end in a burning heap."

Perigourd nods at Kothos.

Katiesa nods at Regwen.

Roelon deeply says, "Ah hope we are prepared fir what awaits us."

Jaysehn nods.

Roelon sighs.

Kothos grins at Perigourd.

Svardin chuckles.

Regwen says, speaking to Katiesa, "Thank ye."

Kothos says, "Most...he says. Most."

Gidion asks, speaking to Perigourd, "So you're due?"

Mohrgan glances at Katiesa.

Talliver says, speaking to Nairena, "The Dabbings line is a long one.  I should very much not like to end my branch."

Mohrgan glances at Regwen.

Mohrgan points at himself.

Perigourd says, speaking to Gidion, "It has been some time."

Perigourd nods at Gidion.

Nairena asks, speaking to Talliver, "Besides, what else are we going to do? Look at Artwork?"

Olgretien ruffles the wiry snow white fur on the stocky puppy's head, making his ears flap with the motion. Bumping Olgretien's hand with his snout, a stocky snow white puppy with oversized black-tipped paws spins excitedly in a circle, short thick tail wagging in a blur of motion.

Gidion gulps.

Svardin says, "I can't say same."

Olgretien deeply says, "Dats one scary fish."

Svardin says, "One outta two has crashed."

Meliyara gives a sidelong glance at Nairena.

Svardin grins.

Katiesa appears to be trying hard not to grin.

You exclaim, speaking quietly to Nairena, "He can attend weddings!"

Eclevdra says, speaking to Talliver, "Icemule needs it's Dabbings, you'll be fine."

Jiarine says, speaking to Roelon, "Oh stop. This is quickly turning into the stories you tell children at night who are being monsters on their own."

Dendum asks, speaking to Perigourd, ""Have heard of...Dhu Gillywhack?"

Vaemyr asks, speaking to Talliver, "Gonna finally settle down then after all this?"

Perigourd nods in agreement at Dendum.

Vaemyr chuckles to himself.

Dendum nods at Perigourd.

Screwing his eyes upward, Kothos glares at his offending hair and sighs. He closes his right eye, juts his chin out at an angle, and blows upward across his face, which causes Kothos's hair to flutter in the air for several seconds before falling back down and away from his eyes.

Leafiara gazes in amusement at her surroundings.

Mohrgan hugs Regwen, who wraps him in a warm embrace.

Roelon grins at Jiarine.

Cutterz asks, "Might I beg someone for a blessing as well?"

Neovik takes a moment to blot at his leather pants, cleaning them of bloodstains.

Neovik smooths out his leather pants, attending to their appearance.

Perigourd says, speaking to Dendum, "I was also on Maluverres a few times."

Neovik whistles a carefree tune, the perfect picture of innocence.

Nairena says, speaking to you, "I heard a wedding was happening very soon. Not yours."

Dendum remarks, speaking to Perigourd, ""Burghals helped build that one as well..."

Mohrgan grins at Regwen.

Regwen grins at Mohrgan.

Mohrgan gives an approval gesture with his hand.

Neovik wrings out his black cotton shirt, squeezing out the blood.

Svardin nods.

Cutterz turns toward Leafiara and renders a sharp salute with his vultite falchion.

Roelon says, speaking deeply to Jiarine, "We mae find truth to such tales tonight. Or nae at all..."

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Neovik takes a moment to blot at his black cotton shirt, cleaning it of bloodstains.

Roelon rubs his chin thoughtfully.

You quietly say, "There are several."

Leafiara asks, speaking curiously to Cutterz, "Done, but are we expecting undead or just being prepared?"

Nairena beams happily at you!

Jiarine dismissively says, "I like scary stories."

(Mnar leans over the airship's gunwale, keeping a careful a tight grip on the railing with both hands.)

You quietly say, "I think Star's is tomorrow."

You ponder.

Selfane walks toward Mnar.

Selfane whistles tunelessly to himself.

Nairena says, speaking to you, "That is grand news, future sister."

Falvicar attempts to hum a merry little tune.

Dergoatean says, speaking to Leafiara, "Prepared undead, I think."

Perigourd nods at Missoni.

Aeith says, "If there is a lich involved, I imagine there would be other undead in its wake."

Mnar glances at Selfane. Tabubu seems to be waiting for something.

Falvicar breathes in deeply as he clenches a pipe in his mouth, then exhales slowly, causing some light amorphous clouds of puffy smoke to float up from his mouth.

Missoni agrees with Perigourd.

Cupping his gleaming teabowl in one hand, Dendum runs a finger across its intricately carved nature scene before taking a drink.

Selfane says, "Oh, hi."

Leafiara nods understandingly at Aeith.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Leafiara, "He has the stone of death, the lich does, so."

Falvicar inhales deeply upon his pipe, puckering his lips and sending out one ring of smoke before him briefly.

Dendum tucks a gleaming black agate teabowl carved with a forest motif into a small pocket inside of his sepia tunic.

Cryheart nods at Aeith.

Selfane says, "Just wanted to see over the side."

Svardin tries humming a joyful tune.

Leafiara asks, "Ah, well, in that case... does anyone *else* need blessings?"

Leafiara's face breaks into a cheeky grin.

You quietly say, "'and Suvean's is on in a few days as well."

Kothos slowly empties his lungs.

Gidion snickers.

Fropple nods at Leafiara.

Guarrin nods encouragingly at Kothos.

Neovik smiles at Leafiara.

Fropple trudges up to Leafiara.

Roelon grins slowly.

Leafiara hoots at Fropple.

Nairena nods to you. Sorlu mentions, "He does have the Tablet of Death....and we know how that was used before to create an army."

Leafiara gestures at Fropple.

Lurrah paces back and forth.

Leafiara exclaims, speaking approvingly to Fropple, "There ya go!"

Treeva teases, speaking to Jiarine, "Why, you are the scary story that may be told some nights, in fact."

To the north, the vast summit of a great mountain is visible through the swirling clouds.  The storm around the peak seems blacker than black, dizzyingly defying your gaze.  With a groan of timbers, the airship veers, giving the great mount a wide berth.  Soon, the immense giant is a silhouette to the south, and the ship continues her voyage northward.

Roelon nods at Sorlu.

You gaze north.

Kuiu gazes north.

Jiarine asks, "Were you stupid enough to bring the other tablet?"

The voice of Gorbo asks, "What, ya thinking undead are in the future?"

Raelee gazes north.

Jaysehn adjusts his rose gold spyglass, brushing his fingertips against its gold tube and tracing the filament-linked constellations, inspecting the piece closely. He raises the ocular lens to eye level, gazing out into the horizon.

Leafiara lets loose a loud whoop of delight.

Sorlu nods at Jiarine.

Gidion yawns.

Gidion lies down.

Meliyara glances south.

Dendum nods in agreement.

Guarrin slowly empties his lungs.

Sorlu says, speaking to Jiarine, "I am always that stupid."

Mnar asks, "Huh. Aenatumgana?"

Roelon deeply says, "Movin' so bloody fast....." Roelon's face turns slightly pale.

Gidion curls up on the ground and snores quietly in an attempt to fall asleep.

Sorlu winks at Jiarine.


Yavs softly says, "Wow."

Dendum yells, "Good job!"

Perigourd nods in agreement at Roelon.

Yavs softly asks, "Was that?"

Jaysehn nods at Mnar.

Missoni happily says, "Aenatumgana."

Jiarine waves her hand in a dismissive gesture.

Kothos nods slowly.

(Nairena fixes her attire before standing up straight.)

Katiesa lightly exclaims, "Oh! Quite fine!"

Sorlu chuckles to himself.

Jaysehn says, "We got this far last time..."

Gidion laughs!

Nairena says, "Time to get serious I guess."

Svardin tries humming a joyful tune.

Gidion sits up.

Gidion blinks.

Missoni agrees with Jaysehn.

Perigourd says, speaking to Roelon, "It seems as if they've had time to get used to how the new core handles her."

Talliver says, "The scouts might have taken the better part of a day to cover this much ground."

Gespry chuckles.

Tabubu brushes her fingers lightly against her jacquard robe. Khazaann says, "So mant pets."

Gidion stands up.

Roelon nods at Perigourd.

Leafiara gestures at Neovik.

Katiesa says, speaking to Jaysehn, "It was a fair sight clearer last time, though."

Khazaann says, "So many pets."

Neovik forcefully crosses one arm over his black leather coat-of-plates and offers Leafiara a formal bow.

Katiesa nods slowly.

Vaemyr nods at Talliver.

Jaysehn nods at Katiesa.

You tighten your grip on your frothy hot cocoa.

Mnar says, "I've never been past the sacred mountain."

Dergoatean asks, "Was that Aenatumgana?"

Mnar nods at Dergoatean.

Perigourd nods at Dergoatean.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Dergoatean, "Aye."

You take a tiny sip of your frothy hot cocoa, warming your lips and making sure it isn't too hot to drink.

Svardin chuckles.

Jiarine says, speaking to Treeva, "Few have lived to tell of that."

Dergoatean says, speaking to Mnar, "Quite the view."

Jiarine touches one finger to her lips.

Tabubu agrees with Zeminar.

Nairena tinkers with Falvicar's appearance.

Maodan says, "It looks different from up here."

Jaysehn says, speaking to Katiesa, "The magics around the peak are never stable. Flowstorms once surrounded it."

Svardin glances out.

Perigourd grabs a blue yo-yo from a raw leather bag cinched with braided maoral roots inside of his suede cloak.

Cutterz rubs Cryheart.

Perigourd slides his finger into the loop at the end of his yo-yo's string.

Dergoatean exclaims, "Where we're going, we don't need roads!"

Perigourd raises his yo-yo high overhead and lets it fall lazily downwards to the length of its string. At the very last moment, he jerks the string violently, sending his yo-yo hurtling upward at the same time as he brings his hand down to meet it with a violent *CRACK*.

Roelon grins slowly.

Leafiara turns to Dergoatean and cheers!

Olgretien cackles at Dergoatean!

Meliyara gazes up into the heavens.

Kothos smiles at Guarrin.

Lurrah nods slowly.

Regwen snickers.

Svardin says, "Good ting since der isn't any."

Nairena asks, speaking in Sylvankind to Falvicar, something you don't understand.

Svardin chuckles.

Falvicar nods at Nairena.

Nairena nods at Falvicar.

Perigourd spins his blue yo-yo, and the small disk makes several wide loops. Then, with unerring accuracy, the blue yo-yo returns right back to his hand.

Falvicar says, speaking quietly in Sylvankind to Nairena, something you don't understand.

Archeth winces as a single drop of blood falls from her iron manacle.

Missoni's head cants to the side as she stares thoughtfully into the distance. Two thin fingertips unconsciously rub against her collarbone, her touch furrowing her richly toned, olive brown skin.

Nairena gazes up into the heavens.

Perigourd drops his blue yo-yo, and then just as it seems as if it's going to smash into bits, his wrist flicks quickly, causing the disk to hover just inches from the ground. The blue yo-yo spins rapidly until Perigourd tugs on the string to bring the disk back to his waiting hand.

Cryheart says, "May Kai give us strength."

Beyond Aenatumgana, mountains give way to low hills, and then flat stretches of cracked crystal.  Snatches of diamond white glimmer by below as the Firebird escapes the swirling snowstorm and erupts into clear night.  From below comes a sound like thunder, as if the very earth of the plains is groaning out in agony.
Talliver glances down.

Guarrin glances skeptically at Cryheart.

Leafiara gazes with interest at her surroundings.

Katiesa stares downward.

Meliyara glances down.

Darcena inclines her ear, listening intently.

Vaemyr blinks.

Aeith quietly says, in Sylvankind, something you don't understand.

Perigourd says, "Hmm.."

Perigourd tucks a blue yo-yo into a raw leather bag cinched with braided maoral roots inside of his suede cloak.

Vaemyr says, "Interesting."

Gespry nods approvingly.

Svardin tries humming a joyful tune.

Mnar furrows his brow.

Dendum remarks, speaking to Mnar, "If you stand on great mountain and look north there is nothing but ice...not sure what can be found besides ice and more ice..."

Cryheart says, "And the Lady Imaera bless us."

Falvicar moves to a kneeling position.

Mnar nods at Dendum. Perigourd removes some mottled emerald prayerbeads from his neck.

Perigourd raises his emerald prayerbeads adoringly to his lips.

Perigourd nods in agreement at Cryheart.

With his hands folded in prayer, Falvicar lightly clasps the hilt of the black mithril longknife with the blade pointing towards the sky and lowers his forehead so that both thumbs touch his brow. He issues a soft, yet short prayer, its details unfamiliar, and when he lifts his head, his eyes briefly flash with silver-edged black light.

Missoni furrows her brow.

Kothos reaches out and touches his aventurine Ivas symbol.

Svardin chuckles.

Perigourd hangs some mottled emerald prayerbeads around his neck.

Mnar says, "I would expect nothing but an ocean of ice and snow, all the way to the top of the world."

Gidion says, "Gotta say, I'd probably leave this out of the tourism literature."

Olgretien deeply asks, "The Lich knows we're comin', yes?"

Perigourd tucks his emerald prayerbeads underneath his suede cloak.

Tabubu quietly says, "If you look out and around all you see is white."

Falvicar stands up.

Gespry begins chuckling at Gidion!

Tabubu quietly says, "Oh look over there."

Falvicar nods firmly at Nairena.

Tabubu quietly says, "It is even more snow."

Vaemyr says, speaking to Olgretien, "Most likely."

Tabubu snorts!

Leafiara licks her lips.

Nairena amusedly says, "My Lady doesnt want me to be here."

Tabubu surveys her surroundings carefully.

Dendum snickers at Tabubu.

Sorlu says, speaking to Olgretien, "He has at least one spy, so I would imagine so."

Leafiara gazes in amusement at Nairena.

Cryheart says, "Snow beyond snow."

Katiesa stomps down hard with one of her white ora-inset boots.

Gidion says, "Most don't want to visit land groaning in agony, I suspect."

Selfane says, "You wait any second it's going to be beaches and sunshine."

Olgretien agrees with Sorlu.

Gespry melodically exclaims, "Cross-country skiing, like you have never experienced before!"

Gespry nods at Gidion.

Selfane taps his foot impatiently.

Gidion says, speaking to Gespry, "So great,you only do it once."

Lurrah sighs.

Gespry ponders.

Kothos touches his fingers to his heart, the tips digging into the fabric of his embroidered cassock, and offers a soft prayer to Ivas.

Jiarine says, "The lich knows were are coming and it shall be glorious."

Mnar says, speaking to Selfane, "To be fair, none of us expected a gateway to the Rift either."

Falvicar says, speaking quietly in Sylvankind to Nairena, something you don't understand.

Gespry says, speaking melodically to Gidion, "Twice, if its round trip."

Selfane nods at Mnar.

Olgretien asks, speaking deeply to Talliver, "So what's yur best guess as to wut he's got waitin fer us?"

Trouthe glances at Jiarine.

Trouthe grins.

Jiarine says, "I enjoy burning things."

Svardin says, speaking to Olgretien, "Cookies and cocoa."

Leafiara paces back and forth.

Svardin nods.

The voice of Gorbo says, "Definitely cupcakes."

Nairena says, speaking to Leafiara, "She knows that many will enjoy their desire to hurt and kill."

Bellesue yawns.

Abruptly, a fist the size of a city block erupts from the plains, shattering crystalline earth and assailing your ears with a rumble like a thousand bass drums.  Something moves far down below, a shape that has only the vaguest resemblance to a humanoid form--rough-shaped head, four limbs, and a body the size of a mountain.  The vast ice elemental reaches toward the sky as if stretching, but its frosty fingers are far below the airship.


Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Nairena.

Olgretien begins chuckling at Svardin!

Eclevdra says, speaking to Gespry, "Ir points."

Leafiara nods slowly at Nairena.

Guarrin narrows his eyes.

Gidion screams!

Mnar's jaw drops.

Tabubu quietly repeats, "Are we there yet?"

Aeith shivers.

Randsford blinks.

Gidion coughs.

Yavs softly says, "Neat."

Gidion says, "Ahem."

Gidion says, "I mean."

Roelon blinks.

Zeminar turns his head slightly to the side and stares off into the distance, effectively ignoring his surroundings.

An irritable glacier spirit gives a tiny cup of dark strong coffee to Katiesa.

Gidion says, "Huh."

Neovik grins.

Gidion ponders.

Svardin glances down.

Treeva brightly says, "I brought my cake box for the victory snacks."

Katiesa takes a drink from her dark strong coffee.

Kothos blinks.

Mnar asks, "Can we go higher?"

Jaysehn nods once.

Vaemyr says, "Oh boy."

Svardin glances out.

Sorlu grins slowly.

Svardin points down.

Mohrgan tilts his head down.

Katiesa gives her dark strong coffee to an irritable glacier spirit.

Dendum says, "Ahh hope they do not know this ship is powered by heart of cousin elemental..."

Svardin nods.

Jaysehn says, "Promising."

The voice of Gorbo says, "A little higher would be good."

Vaemyr says, "Brace yourselves."

Nairena says, "Woah."

Raelee quietly breathes, "... now that is remarkable."

Missoni bites her lip.

Regwen gazes out.

Cutterz takes a cursory appraisal of the ground at his feet and picks out a few random leaves and twigs. Along with a handful of mud smeared across his dark blue brigandine, he pastes the bits and pieces in place.

Aeith says, "Quite... big."

Olgretien deeply says, "Ok, so he's got that waitin."

Selfane says, "That must be a greatest ice elemental."

Kothos nods once at Raelee.

Cryheart nods at Raelee.

Missoni tilts her head down.

Jiarine says, "Amazing. I was burning some of those the other day in the Confluence."

Perigourd says, speaking to Raelee, "Remarkably dangerous."

Talliver breathlessly says, "Ellerel said, but I scarcely believed..."

Maodan agrees with Mnar.

Selfane nods.

Kothos says, "That's some concentration."

Mohrgan murmurs, "Well, there is a sight I haven't before seen..."

Missoni whispers aloud, "Hello down there."

Gespry says, speaking melodically to Gidion, "Might be a few hazards down there.."

(Raelee peers eagerly over the rail of the ship.)

Perigourd glances at Missoni.

Meliyara absently chews on her lip, appearing to ponder possibilities and potential nuances.

Katiesa nods slowly at Mohrgan.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Talliver, "That's what is powering this ship we're on now, well one like it."

Svardin tries humming a joyful tune.


Gespry glances down.

Mnar says, "Well, we're not walking home."

Perigourd asks, speaking to Raelee, "Would you like a boost?"

Perigourd grins wryly.

Gespry melodically says, "A few."


Gespry holds up two fingers and slowly pinches them together until they are almost touching.

Gidion asks, speaking to Gespry, "But also maybe blankies?"


Roelon deeply asks, "Ah bloody kilts...how could anyone pass those on foot?"

Olgretien deeply says, "Dang, its like the Miscere Golab."

Raelee narrows her eyes and gives Perigourd a dirty look.

Kothos says, "Perhaps we could find her a box."

Nairena says, "Time to remember the fire words for this elemental."

Kothos glances at Perigourd.

Roelon leans forward.

Nairena cracks her knuckles!

Selfane says, speaking to Mnar, "At least I'm not that's why I learned spells so I don't have to walk."

Perigourd chuckles.

Guarrin gives a sidelong glance at Olgretien.

Gespry says, speaking melodically to Gidion, "None to swaddle in."

Jaysehn smirks at Perigourd.

Treeva appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Olgretien deeply says, "ANd lots of folks that was there are here tenight."

Lurrah says, speaking to Talliver, "That's... unreal."

Gidion sighs.

Alastir says, "I've seen bigger."

Guarrin says, "Let us hope it cannot fly."

Gidion hangs his head.

Svardin says, "Just yell fire."

Gespry rubs Gidion.

Svardin nods at Nairena.

(Roelon tries to steal a peek down.)

Roelon takes a few steps back.

Svardin covers his eyes with his hands.

Guarrin nods at Kothos.

Trouthe closes her eyes for a moment, and the yoke's uppermost glyph winks briefly, but nothing else happens.

Fropple wails!

Casinoe laughs!

Talliver says, speaking to Mnar, "There's so much empty space out here."

Gespry nods at Roelon.

Casinoe grins at Fropple.

Treeva murmurs, "Seemed a polite enough offer, given the stature."

Kothos shakes his head.

Cryheart says, "Sure seems so."

Mnar nods at Talliver.

Cryheart nods at Talliver.

Neovik grins at Talliver.

Jaysehn says, "The world is mostly empty spaces."

You quietly say, "That's amazingly beautiful."

Vaemyr says, "The world is larger than we know."

Jiarine asks, speaking in Elven to Treeva, "Does it not make you sad when others beside our own kind find these things to be the most amazing ever?"

Talliver says, "It does make me laugh, that nations squabble over land.  Here we have enough for any ten nations."

Selfane says, speaking to Talliver, "Yeah because giant ice elementals are up here."

Khazaann gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Kothos says, "No. It just hasn't had witness to give it names."

Maodan says, "The emptiness always breaks, eventually."

Eclevdra nods at Talliver.

Mnar says, "To be fair, it's a bit... remote. And cold."

Roelon begins chuckling at Talliver!

Dergoatean asks, "But who wants it?"

Dendum says, ""Err not sure what one would do with all this ice."

Perigourd says, speaking to Talliver, "Some land is more hospitable than other parts."

Svardin tries humming a joyful tune.

A pair of sanguine tentacles slither out of Archeth's iron manacle and around each other before vanishing.

Tabubu trembles as if a cold chill just ran up her spine.

Selfane says, "The afformentioned ice elementals apparently want it."

Roelon deeply says, "They need only pry it from it's current owners...."

Satrn grins at Dendum.

Selfane stares off into space.

Darcena produces a pair of pine-framed snowshoes from the depths of her black leather coat.


Svardin says, "But ice sculptures."

Darcena shows Talliver her pine-framed snowshoes.

Svardin says, "Build."

Vaemyr begins chuckling at Roelon!

Darcena says, "Just need a loooot of these."

Dinaden says, speaking to Talliver, "If you're willing to move out here, I doubt anyone will contest your claim to the land."

Casinoe starts chortling.

Treeva replies, speaking lightly in Elven to Jiarine, "Their lives are short and wonders abound when you have such precious few years to drink it all in."

Eclevdra points at Selfane.

Eclevdra nods.

Gespry says, speaking melodically to Selfane, "They only temporary custodians."

Darcena's pine-framed snowshoes vanishes into the depths of her black leather coat.

Kothos says, "Surely those of you attuned to the spirits can feel them, under us, around us..."

Nairena says, speaking to Talliver, "I prefer that land covered with trees and living things. Opposed to all this snow and ice."

Kothos says, "Life is here, and plentiful."


Treeva says, speaking in Elven to Jiarine, "I lament their inability to experience the full spectrum."

Kothos slowly empties his lungs.

Mnar says, "I would trade this whole wasteland for a nice bungalow in River's Rest."

Jiarine snickers at Treeva.

Maodan closes his eyes for a moment.

Selfane says, "I mean, going to take a lot of work to clean all of those up."

Satrn leans to her left slightly.


Darcena says, "I don't mind the ice and snow, but I don't eat elemental."

Darcena glances down.

Eclevdra says, "Snow is cool, literally and otherwise."


Darcena says, "Need prey." Eclevdra smiles.

Geijon says, "Put me near a Volcano."

As Tabubu rubs her firestone band, a ball of carmine red fire builds in her right hand.


Tabubu makes a low, rumbling sound deep in her throat.

Lurrah says, speaking to Mnar, "I know of a few vacant ones."

(Nairena glances out one of the holes.)

Sorlu agrees, speaking to Kothos, "Life can manage itself anywhere, in any climate."

Kothos says, "Not empty. Just unknown."

Tabubu gives a sidelong glance at Meliyara.

Sorlu nods at Kothos.

Tabubu offers Meliyara a ball of red fire.

. Meliyara accepts Tabubu's red fire.

Eclevdra sways back and forth.

Jiarine asks, in Elven, "I might even write home about this adventure. I mean it shall go down in history, right?"

As Tabubu rubs her firestone band, a ball of garnet red fire builds in her right hand.

Meliyara nods appreciatively at Tabubu.

Dendum takes a few steps to his right.

Tabubu brings her left hand towards the red fire and rubs it affectionately.

Treeva nods in agreement.

Dendum glances down.

Meliyara brings her left hand towards the red fire and rubs it affectionately.


Eclevdra nods at Jiarine.

A small flame leaps from the vermilion red fire in Meliyara's hand, extinguishing itself shortly after its departure.

Two more vast elementals wrestle below, flashes of glacial blue filling the night with radiant beauty each time they collide.  As the ship passes them, though, there is nothing below--only a seemingly endless expanse of featureless white as far as the eye can see, glistening silently beneath the starlight.

Kothos smiles at Sorlu.

Treeva says, in Elven, "Certainly for this snowy town."

Kippe assures, speaking to an amber-eyed tawny range wolf, "Soon."

Meliyara stares downward.

Kothos glances at Raelee.

Stretching out into a tear shape, Tabubu's ruby red fire wavers slightly. Missoni shifts her weight.

Loralaii hoots at Illumiada.

Perigourd furrows his brow.

Tabubu chuckles.

Gespry says, speaking melodically to Darcena, "Good place to raise a herd of woolly roltons."

Roelon slowly empties his lungs.

Kothos says, speaking to Raelee, "You remember what I said, earlier."

Dergoatean says, "That's a much nicer sight from up here than it would be on the ground."

Talliver gazes north.

Darcena grins at Gespry.

Mohrgan glances nervously at Katiesa.

Katiesa gazes down admiringly.

Mohrgan tilts his head down.

Jiarine quips, in Elven, "At least we shall be alive along enough to ensure the records are correct."

Raelee says, speaking distractedly to Kothos, "... I have an exceptional memory." Dendum tugs on the hood of his sepia tunic, allowing it to shadow his face.

Darcena asks, speaking to Gespry, "What are they going to eat, silly sorcerer?"

Regwen glances at Mohrgan.

Casinoe cackles!

Mohrgan nods faintly at Regwen.

Kothos says, speaking to Raelee, "You go down, we're all botched."

Talliver says, speaking to Mnar, "Or perhaps it runs out.  Maybe the land just loses features, one by one, until..."

Regwen adopts an agreeable expression.

Talliver says, "Well, this."
Talliver stares downward.

Perigourd raises an eyebrow in Kothos's direction.

Mnar slowly empties his lungs.

Tabubu lets the cerise red fire roll around the palm of her right hand.

Gespry taps Talliver lightly on his shoulder.

Stretching out into a tear shape, Meliyara's rubicund red fire wavers slightly.

Svardin tries humming a joyful tune.

Gespry points north.

Raelee says, "... we should return aboard this ship another day to further study these elementals."

Meliyara tosses her ball of red fire from her right hand into the air along an arcing path before catching it again in her left hand.

Eclevdra exclaims, "Look at all that hydration!"

Kippe examines his fingernails.

Eclevdra sighs.

Talliver glances at Gespry.

Mnar asks, "Is this how the world ends? Just Nothingness, forever?"

Talliver nods at Gespry.

Gespry melodically says, "Look forward, not down."

Leafiara turns to Raelee and cheers!

Perigourd says, speaking to Talliver, "Perhaps they're just deeply buried in the snow."

Talliver says, speaking to Mnar, "Forward, he says.  Not down."

Shrinking to the size of a child's fist, Tabubu's red fire burns with an intense rosy light.

Nairena hugs Falvicar, who wraps her in a warm embrace.

[ Falvicar gives Nairena a friendly hug.

Jaysehn says, speaking to Mnar, "So morose."

Talliver closes his eyes for a moment.

Nairena says, "Thank you."

Kothos says, "...I wonder if it would be a mistake, to expose them so much."

Svardin says, "Some is an illusion."

Svardin giggles.

Roelon shifts his weight.

Svardin tries humming a joyful tune.

Eclevdra leans against the bowsprit.

Selfane says, "On the bright side the colder it is the better this airship probably works."

Mnar shivers.

Jiarine asks, "I wonder how much I could sell the plinite inside those elementals for?"

Vaemyr rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Lurrah says, speaking to Raelee, "It's almost impossible to take the whole of them in."

Jaysehn says, speaking to Mnar, "Fate will bring you where you need to be. Tonight...you are here."

Dergoatean asks, speaking to Jiarine, "How would you plan on hauling it out?"

Dergoatean grins.

Jiarine says, "Slave labor."

Roelon grins at Jiarine.

A streak of magenta energy snakes throughout Tabubu's ball of red fire.

Mnar asks, "Is there a point at which we have to turn the airship around, if we want to make it back?"

Selfane says, speaking to Mnar, "Remember then when I'm carrying your corpse."

Roelon shakes his head.

Dendum says, "Is like the great creator just stopped and this is unfinished part of drawing that is lands...."

Dergoatean agrees with Jiarine.

Dergoatean says, speaking to Jiarine, "Still might take a while."

Tabubu brushes her fingers lightly against her red fire.

Selfane says, "It was fate's fault."

Selfane stares off into space.

Bellesue says, speaking to Dergoatean, "I would just animate it."

Raelee distractedly says, "... plinite is of relatively little value unless it is created via Plin's process..."

Bellesue shrugs.

Aeith nods.

Aeith nods at Dendum.

Vaemyr nods at Raelee.

Kothos smiles at Raelee.

You take a tiny sip of your frothy hot cocoa, warming your lips and making sure it isn't too hot to drink.

Dendum says, speaking to Aeith, ""Maybe she will come back and finish one day."

Lurrah taps a smudged parchment map, which is in her right hand.

Several small hills breach up out of the nothingness, and to the distant north there is a glimmer of silver.  One of the rotors overhead begins to whistle and warble as ice builds up on its blades, but the frost comes free with a grinding sound and the ship continues.  The argent glint, so far away, is sinuous and long: a river.  Before it, there is a tiny spark of firelight in the night.

Dendum starts chortling.

Guarrin raises an eyebrow in Kothos's direction.

Talliver exclaims, "Flame.  There's... there's flame!"

Katiesa gazes north in wonder.

Roelon squints.

Mnar squints.

Kuiu asks, "What river is that?"

Vaemyr says, "There's... a settlement."

Perigourd casually observes his surroundings.

Meliyara narrows her eyes.

Cutterz takes a moment to observe Selfane.

Tabubu glances up.

Gespry nods at Talliver.

Dendum blinks.

Maodan exclaims, "And wet ice!"

Roelon dusts off his hands.

Vaemyr gazes north.

Maodan says, "Er, water."

Missoni's face lights up with joy.

Roelon removes a long wooden crystal-lensed spyglass from in his black woolen kilt.

Treeva chuckles.

Dendum asks, "How does water flow up here?"

Dendum works his fingers under his reed-linked basrenne and scratches his head. Dergoatean exclaims, "Something that isn't an Ice Elemental!"

Cutterz becomes observantly introspective.

Gespry grabs a small gold spyglass from a small pocket inside of his white Faendryl tunic.

Mnar says, "What a forsaken place."

Svardin says, "Downhill."

Svardin nods.

Roelon squints.

Eklectic smiles gnom

You squint.

Gespry glances north.

Eklectic sighs.

Perigourd says, speaking to Dendum, "Perhaps heat from underground." Gespry squints.

Eclevdra points at Svardin.

Eclevdra nods.

Roelon deeply says, "Hmm...."

Whirlin agrees with Svardin.

Missoni agrees with Perigourd.

Casinoe grins at Svardin.

Falvicar quietly says, in Sylvankind, something you don't understand. Falvicar nods.


Gespry tucks a small gold spyglass into a small pocket inside of his white Faendryl tunic.

Tabubu gazes up into the sky.

You quietly say, "It's so far away still."

Missoni happily says, "That looks inviting."

Roelon deeply says, "Aye...ah believe so...."

Lurrah indicates her parchment map with a smile. Aeith asks, "Is the firelight that of those... with the lich?"

Kothos gazes with a bemused expression at Raelee.

Lurrah finds the map agreeable.

Roelon put a long wooden crystal-lensed spyglass in his black woolen kilt.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Aeith, "Possibly."

Jiarine shrugs at Aeith.

Olgretien deeply says, "Or we went do far north we headed back south."

Leafiara begins chortling at Olgretien.

Nairena says, "L."

Vaemyr says, "We should look out for those drakes."

Lurrah glances at a smudged parchment map in her hand and folds her arms over her chest.

Nairena nods at Falvicar.

Gespry gazes up into the heavens.

Svardin chuckles.

Roelon nods at Vaemyr.

Gespry squints.

Nairena says, speaking to Falvicar, "Yup."

Roelon deeply says, "Don' curse us ..."

Falvicar whispers something to Nairena.

Roelon begins chuckling at Vaemyr!

Mnar says, "Guh. I thought the Blue Glacier was cold."

Mnar shivers.

Falvicar coughs.

Aeith says, "Also, speaking of fire... will these airship blades keep moving? The ice is building rapidly."

Gespry melodically says, "The stars havn't reversed themselves."

Falvicar blushes a crimson shade at Nairena.

Kippe gestures at Meliyara.

Raelee glances skeptically at Kothos.

Gespry melodically says, "We still heading north..ish."

Falvicar leans over and whispers, "Darling, if ye need to borrow my knife, ye could."

Jiarine says, "The stories tell no one has been here before. What awaits us is unknown."

Selfane asks, speaking to Mnar, "You're cold?"

Jiarine says, "Other than the blood and death."

Trouthe taps a fluffy white fur hat that she is wearing.

Nairena shows Falvicar her vultite dagger.

Eclevdra says, "Maybe we can trick some Lunatics to help us, they're all insane and some of us speak psychobabble."

You unsheathe the Paradis trail knife from one of the narrow scabbards along the side of your elesine sack.

Perigourd pushes his suede cloak off his shoulders and glances around his surroundings.

You show Falvicar your Paradis trail knife.

Mnar says, speaking to Selfane, "I can't feel my fingers."

Svardin says, "Stories is stories."

You wipe off the blade and sheathe the Paradis trail knife into one of the narrow scabbards along the side of your elesine sack.

Tabubu brings her left hand towards the red fire and rubs it affectionately.

Svardin chuckles.

Nairena nods.

Selfane glances at Mnar.

Svardin removes a dark crescent moon-bladed axe from in his golden cape.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Roelon, "I mean, no reason to be afraid when you can be prepared."

Nairena nods enthusiastically at Falvicar!

Falvicar nods to you.

Selfane says, "They're still there."

Teaberry says, speaking to Jiarine, "Blood and death await us every day."

Falvicar whispers, "Just offering."

Lurrah carefully folds her parchment map, taking care not to tear it.

Falvicar nods to you.

Nairena put a lustrous black vultite dagger inset with a trio of glittering star emeralds in her raven suede boots.

Casinoe suddenly pauses, a look of consternation crossing his features as he listens intently.


Lurrah put a smudged parchment map in her leather pack.

The wind is intensely cold, like a knife to your skin, but it carries the faintest promise of woodsmoke, as tenuous as if it were a thing imagined.  Beyond the river, shrouded in mists, is the suggestion of snow-clad forest, and here and there the woods are dotted with firelights too evenly spaced to be of nature's make.  Captain Brashton's voice begins shouting orders to the crew, and the ship begins to descend toward the river.

Jiarine says, "For some more than others."

Vaemyr grips his grey illthorn runestaff and visibly stiffens.

Katiesa gestures at Mohrgan.

You lean your forehead against the heel of one of your palms as you slowly shake your head, then bang one glove-covered hand against your head several times.

Kothos nods slowly.

Mnar says, "The hairs in my nose are freezing."

Lurrah shivers.

Gidion gulps.

Eklectic says, "If you were afraid of cold, your on the wrong ship."

Leafiara gets an excited look on her face, and her body begins to shake as her smile stretches from ear-to-ear.

Dendum gasps.

Perigourd says, "Interesting."

Roelon blinks.

Dendum points down.

Kuiu asks, "Who will name this river, if it does not have a name?"

Perigourd says, speaking to Missoni, "A new forest to see."

Svardin says, "Over da river and tru da woods."

Geijon moves away from Darcena, over to Kothos, and stands ready to protect him from attack.

Eclevdra laughs!

Svardin nods.

Roelon deeply asks, "Ah forest .....in this cold?"

Dendum exclaims, "Trees!"

As if something of a nervous habit, Aeith cracks the knuckles on each of her fingers on both hands before wiggling her fingers to loosen the joints.

Roelon tightens his grip on his black razern longsword.

Selfane says, "I'm sure once you get moving you'll feel fine."

Talliver seems to be barely breathing, his eyes are so intent on the woodland.

Guarrin narrows his eyes.

Missoni says, speaking excitedly to Perigourd, "Perhaps some new trees."

Olgretien says, speaking deeply to Svardin, "I doubr we'll find grandma."

Gidion says, speaking to Kuiu, "Ask the river."

Geijon whispers to the group, "Cover the healers and clerics."

Jaysehn's dim grey longcoat billows around his feet.

Leafiara enthuses, "Life has found a way!"

Mnar grips his madrinol bone greatbow a little tighter.

Svardin grins.

Maodan nods at Geijon.

Aeith says, "Firelights... people are there...."

Talliver says, "This seems impossible."

Regwen moves to stand in front of Katiesa.

Bigsword says, "Hopefully we won't be doing any swimming today."

Gidion whispers to the group, "Especially the clerics."

Ralkean chuckles.

Roelon nods at Leafiara.

Kothos asks, "...timber, this far north?"

Teaberry draws together the ends of her hooded cloak and fastens the silver crescent moon clasp at her throat.

Mohrgan smiles at Katiesa.

Tabubu tilts her head in Geijon's general direction, the folds of her hood obscuring her expression from view.

Nairena nods.

Selfane whispers to the group, "I concur, cover me."

Trouthe stamps her feet.

Regwen winks at Katiesa.

Mohrgan nods.

Vaemyr snickers at Leafiara.

Svardin giggles.

Sorlu says, speaking curiously to himself, "A forest..."

Maodan moves to stand in front of Selfane.

Tabubu says, speaking quietly to Geijon, "Wise."

Selfane grins at Gidion.

Falvicar gazes in amusement at Selfane.

Trouthe grins at Selfane.

Katiesa grins at Regwen.

Sorlu rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Satrn moves to stand in front of Selfane.

Illumiada appears to be struggling to keep a straight face.

Gidion nods at Selfane.

Olgretien grins at Svardin.

Jaysehn glances at Darcena.

Gidion winks.

Kothos asks, "I admit, I am not of this climate...but isn't that impossible?"

Tabubu nods approvingly.

Selfane begins chuckling at Satrn!

Satrn winks.


Darcena asks, speaking to Jaysehn, "Yes, brother?"

Mohrgan put a matte argent rolaren-hafted waraxe in his argent and ebon harness.

Gidion pulls the ermine fur-lined cowl of his felted wool cloak up over his jauntily tousled chestnut brown hair and drapes it loosely around his face.

Selfane says, "You can rescue me just like old times."

You fasten the reticulated opalescent orb toggles on your coat, securing it comfortably around you.

You tug the hood of your white bearskin coat up over your head, carefully attending to the drape and fold of it as you do.

Katiesa stomps down hard with one of her white ora-inset boots.

Satrn chuckles.

Eclevdra says, "Nah, it's way of the north."

Nairena says, speaking to Falvicar, "Imnot leaving you or Opal's side."

Randsford says, "This must be some powerful magic or contraption to have made all this possible so far north."

Eclevdra nods.

Jaysehn whispers something to Darcena.

Trouthe just tried to pull a pristine white polar bear fur cloak.

Mnar says, "It... is not impossible. Currents can bring warmer air from the ocean."

Nairena nods to you.

Missoni says, speaking to Kothos, "It is amazing what folks can manage to survive amidst."

You nod at Nairena.

Falvicar grins.

Trouthe unfastens the buttons on her fur cloak and opens it, letting it hang freely from her body.

Darcena nods at Jaysehn.

Gidion stamps his feet.

Ragz puffs contentedly on his whalebone pipe. A pale cloud of aromatic smoke slowly rises into the air, hanging above your head for a few moments before an errant gust of wind scatters it.

Mohrgan nods appreciatively at Katiesa.

Leafiara agrees with Missoni.

Falvicar whispers something to Nairena.

Aeith agrees with Missoni.

Trouthe fastens the buttons on her fur cloak, pulling it closed.

Kothos says, speaking to Mnar, "To the center of the tundra? Hm."

Maodan blushes a nice shade of pink.

Dendum breathes in deeply as he clenches a pipe in his mouth, then exhales slowly, causing some thick amorphous clouds of puffy smoke to float up from his mouth.

Mnar says, speaking to Kothos, "There's a river. It must lead to some larger body of water."

You take a drink from your frothy hot cocoa. The comforting, simple drink spreads warmth through your entire body. That was the last of it!

Kothos takes a deep breath, blinking a couple of times before resuming a calm expression.

Selfane says, speaking to Mnar, "Could also be some kind of magic warms it."

Kothos says, speaking to Missoni, "I am prepared to be amazed many times before dinner, my friend. And also apparently after art shows."

Vaemyr says, "Must be some very hearty folk, perhaps the giants we heard of."

Missoni gazes in amusement at Kothos.

Dendum says, speaking to Mnar, ""Even a large River should be frozen on the top this far north."

Leafiara gazes hopefully at Vaemyr.

Cryheart gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Missoni says, speaking to Kothos, "Perhaps this will inspire next year's piece."

Tabubu gives a sidelong glance at Zeminar.

Selfane says, "And I use the word warm loosely."

Selfane grins.

(OOC) Mnar's player whispers to the group, "Taking bets, who's the first to die in the new area? I vote Tabubu."

Geijon grins at Mnar.

Falvicar quietly says, "Owl bet we can beak them with Owly here hooting at them."

(OOC) Selfane's player whispers to the group, "That's too obvious."

Falvicar grins at Cryheart.

Eclevdra says, "Not if heated from the Beasts Below."

Rising out of the woods is a vast and ugly structure of dark reddish stone.  Something obscures your view of the colossal fane, however: a thin, sanguine globe that crackles with fell energies.  The ship begins to slow as it nears the river's southern edge.

Roelon deeply says, "The current looked rather strong...ice perhaps cannae form."

Cryheart grins at Falvicar.

Talliver sharply says, "What is that."

Roelon blinks. Tabubu nods understandingly at Zeminar.


Lurrah squints.

Mohrgan frowns.

Leafiara interestedly exclaims, "Let's find out!"

Mnar gestures at Kothos.

Meliyara narrows her eyes.

Kothos nods gratefully at Mnar.

Missoni fidgets.

Gespry melodically says, "Interesting."

Ralkean exclaims, "I'm ready to go swimming!"

Bellesue nods at Leafiara.

A pained expression crosses Aeith's face.

You squint.

Jaysehn says, "That...is why we are here, no doubt."

Guarrin grumbles to himself.

Mnar winces.

Illumiada raises her hand.

Whirlin waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Without hesitation, Meliyara raises the ball of red fire to her mouth and swallows with a dramatic gulp.

Vaemyr says, "A barrier."

Tabubu nods curtly.

Sorlu asks, "Is that why Ellerel couldn't locate him?"

Geijon whispers to the group, "We got tents and firewood?"

Darcena casually glances at Guarrin.

Roelon deeply says, "What ever it is....cannae be good."

Dinaden says, speaking to Jaysehn, "Well then, after you."

Mnar exclaims, speaking to Kothos, "Prayers!"

Jaysehn nods.

Olgretien says, speaking deeply to Talliver, "Zeboob's house."

Kothos laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Jaysehn says, "Fate."


Eclevdra says, "Yes to all."

Mohrgan uncertainly mutters, "It is as if the color of blood..."

Katiesa says, speaking lightly to Meliyara, "That shall keep you warm enough, I suppose."


Meliyara adopts an agreeable expression.

Falvicar nods at Mohrgan.

Svardin says, speaking to Olgretien, "Tomb."

Aeith whispers to the group, "I have enough to make one campfire on me, I also have a tent."

Jiarine says, "How pretty."

Geijon nods at Aeith.

Kothos says, speaking to Mnar, "I did pray for us, to share Her fire. Even with you."

Falvicar says, speaking quietly to Mohrgan, "Reminds me of demons coming."

Kothos gives Mnar a little prod between the shoulder blades.

Olgretien says, speaking deeply to Svardin, "Let's hope."

Bigsword wrings his hands.

With a mortifying screech, something flaps past the ship in a streak of silver and blue scales.  The helmsman lets out a horrified cry, and the ship lurches!  You barely manage to maintain your footing!

Svardin glances out.

Eclevdra sways back and forth.

Roelon tilts his head up.

Dendum suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Meliyara sways back and forth.

Kothos grins at Tabubu.

Maodan suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Dergoatean takes a deep breath.

Mnar says, "Oh gods."

Dergoatean says, "The heck."

Neovik grins.

Leafiara wobbles, looking a bit faint.

Gespry skips sideways a few strides to his left.

Sorlu frowns.

Captain Brashton just arrived.

Olgretien suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Geijon glances at Whirlin.

Cryheart says, "Hmmmm."

Gespry skips sideways a few strides to his right.

Darcena asks, "What was that?"

Nairena sways back and forth.

You gasp.

Guarrin glances down.

Roelon suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Mnar asks, "Can we land this thing?"

Aeith widens her stance and lowers her body.

Mohrgan quickly exclaims, "Look sharp!"

Casinoe raises his smoky mistwood wand skyward!

Kippe glances about with a look of concern on his face.

You quietly exclaim, "What was that!"

Selfane asks, "What was that girlish squeal?" Sorlu says, "We are being welcomed, it seems."

Leafiara curiously states, "Well that was interesting."


Teaberry says, "I think something threw ice at the ship."

Regwen nods in agreement at Mohrgan.

Jiarine snickers at Treeva.

You lean softly against Falvicar.

Brashton exclaims, "We're trying!  Watch for it!  It's making another pass!"

Mnar exclaims, "It smelled like that horrid wyrm!"

Talliver removes a blued rolaren sword with a whalebone hilt from in his hoarbeam scabbard.

Illumiada removes a perfect faenor-hilted razern falchion from in her leather thigh scabbard.

Aeith says, "I think that was... something living."

Jiarine whimpers, speaking to Treeva, "Hold me."

Cryheart gazes up into the heavens.

Dendum ducks his head.

Roelon pulls his eahnor tower shield in close, shielding his body.

Geijon asks, "Archers got a line?"

Perigourd draws back his imflass boar spear up to shoulder level, poised to let loose with a strike.

Svardin asks, "Ya got any weapons on dis ship?"

With careful precision, Maodan draws a single glowbark arrow from the golvern quiver at his shoulder.

Perigourd tilts his head up.

Svardin asks, "Fire?"

Leafiara draws her eonake warblade from her scabbard with a bold flourish, ready to leap into the fray!

Kothos says, "You have us."

Treeva pulls Jiarine closer to herself. Jiarine's lower lip trembles slightly.

Missoni gulps.

Gespry begins chuckling at Roelon!

Falvicar nods understandingly at Mohrgan.

Treeva grins wickedly at Jiarine.

Vaemyr asks, "The drake?"


Roelon grumbles.

Fropple makes a horrendously wet and sticky ordeal of clearing his throat and spits straight up into the air!

Fropple catches the glob of spittle with his left hand!

Kothos smiles.

Jiarine exclaims, speaking to Treeva, "I am too young to die!"

Tabubu laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Svardin tries humming a joyful tune.

(Opalina squats low and moves to the side wall of the ship and looks up.)

Vaemyr says, "Roel no it wasn't my fault! I just... predicted it is all."

You gaze up into the heavens.

Svardin glances up.

Vaemyr coughs.

Leafiara gazes in amusement at Vaemyr.

From nearby, you hear Ycelacie yell, "Is everything okay?"

Svardin says, "He's up der."

Svardin says, "Not out der."

Teaberry gazes up into the sky.

Nairena twists her head slightly, cracking her neck. She looks relieved.

Svardin glances out.

Svardin chuckles.

Mnar grips his madrinol bone greatbow a little tighter.

Nairena twists slightly, cracking her spine. She looks much better.

Fropple wrings his hands.

Fropple wrings his hands.

Gidion just came sashaying in gracefully.

Kuiu says, speaking to Jiarine, "I'm sorry, but none are too young to die."

Illumiada pats Fropple.

Tabubu leans forward.

Fropple claps his hands.

Nairena cracks her knuckles!

Fropple claps his hands.

Cryheart twists slightly, cracking his spine. He looks much better.

Jiarine says, speaking to Kuiu, "You missed my point. Congratulations."

Gespry melodically says, "Just be ready.."

Aeith says, "If any of us are ranged, be prepared if it makes a return pass again."

The blue and silver monstrosity soars by once more.  Membranous wings connect to a body that is long and sinuous, like a snake's.  The scaled creature's venom sacs pulse, engorging by the moment, as it flies alongside the ship.  But then, with only the helmsman's cry as warning, the Firebird goes into a dive, leaving the creature flying far overhead and behind as the ship plummets toward the woodland!

Kuiu sighs at Jiarine.

Brashton yells, "Brace!"

Ralkean bursts into tears!

Mnar shrieks!

Queatus babbles something unintelligible.

Fropple roars!

Roelon's face turns slightly pale.

Satrn kneels down. Perigourd leans against the bowsprit.


Roelon pulls the folds of his black woolen kilt more tightly around his waist. Eclevdra says, "Losing altitude."

Jaysehn kneels down.

Roelon kneels down.

Guarrin suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Eklectic says, "Plummet, that's not a word i like hearing..."

Treeva takes a deep breath.

Ralkean compares this situation to the backside of an angry rolton.

(Gespry grabs ahold of Roelon.)

Eclevdra cackles!

Kothos slowly empties his lungs.

Mohrgan leans back.

Kuiu says, speaking in Elven to Jiarine, "Apologies."

Leafiara tightens her grip on her eonake warblade.

Darcena gently rests her hand on Guarrin's shoulder.

Tabubu bounces lightly on the balls of her feet and adopts an aggressive stance.

Mohrgan suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Kothos says, "I was just getting used to flying..."

Selfane says, "This is pleasent."

Khazaann leans to his left slightly.

(Roelon grasps the railing tightly.)

Dinaden gazes up into the sky.

Guarrin mutters, speaking to himself, "Landings are always the problem."

(Nairena takes hold of the side.)

Selfane mutters under his breath.

Geijon grins at Cryheart.

You release a tiny squeak of surprise!

Gespry says, speaking melodically to Roelon, "You can be a shock-pillow."

Trouthe wobbles, looking a bit faint.

Cryheart nods at Guarrin.

Kothos says, "Now I think I'll have to adjust to crashing."

Randsford says, "Prepare yourselves, this could be a rough landing."

Kuiu says, speaking in Elven to Jiarine, "I meant to disrespect."

Mohrgan sets the bottom edge of his kroderine pavis on the ground and leans against it, relaxing.

Leafiara roars, "Brace for impact!"

Darcena says, speaking to Guarrin, "I will heal you if you get smashed."

Tabubu briefly draws down the edges of her black silk cowl.

Randsford kneels down.

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

Queatus mutters under his breath.

Meliyara glances up.

Jiarine complains, "Of all days to wear heels."

Roelon deeply says, "This is goin' to hurt..."

Svardin leans to his left slightly.

Mohrgan leans softly against Katiesa.

You close your eyes for a moment.

A pained expression crosses Missoni's face.

Darcena kneels down.

Geijon turns to face Darcena.

Aeith clenches her fists and gazes at the bowsprit longingly.

Bigsword wrings his hands.


Selfane asks, speaking to Darcena, "What if you get smashed first?"

Geijon grins.

Jaysehn closes his eyes for a moment.

Svardin covers his eyes with his hands.

Katiesa rests a gentle hand on Mohrgan's arm.

Darcena says, speaking to Selfane, "I will heal him still."

Selfane grins.

Cryheart asks, "Does the colder air inpact the airship's flight, Captain?"

Darcena takes a moment to observe Guarrin.

Selfane says, "Impressive."

Darcena says, speaking confidently to Selfane, "I am."

Nairena says, "Steel your nerves, all."

Guarrin nods appreciatively at Darcena.

Katiesa nods in agreement at Mohrgan.

Maodan says, "If ever there were a time to sprout wings."

Leafiara gazes in amusement at Maodan.

Satrn stands up.

Treetops scrape the belly of the ship as she slows precipitously, magic and engineering conspiring to bring the vessel into a more controlled descent.  The odor of woodsmoke tickles in your nose, and you see, beyond a breach in the trees, a small village by the river's northern bank!

Missoni's gold coin vanishes into the depths of her airy robes.

Gespry says, speaking melodically to Roelon, "Though, Darcena might make a better crash-pillow."

Olgretien says, speaking deeply to Cryheart, "No, but the dragons do."

Roelon flails his arms about.

Leafiara gasps.

Illumiada takes a deep breath.

Brashton yells, "Here!  Take us down here!"

Yavs softly says, "Oooh."

You bounce around happily.

Queatus babbles something unintelligible.

Leafiara enthuses, "A village!"

Vaemyr says, speaking to Roelon, "Although... that drake was bigger than the ones that attacked icemule... " Ralkean says, "Mmm woodsmoke."

Meliyara gazes north.

Lurrah agrees with Brashton.

Eclevdra exclaims, "Looking good Brashton!"

Mnar pants.

Jaysehn stands up.

Jiarine says, speaking to Kuiu, "I understand that I am... unique. My humor grates on nerves at times."

Nairena nods slowly.

Jiarine smirks and rolls her eyes in disgust.

Missoni beams!

Bigsword says, "What the heck is a village doing out here."

Satrn leans forward.

Mnar says, "I owe the helmsman a drink."

Roelon nods at Vaemyr.

Leafiara gazes in amusement at Mnar.

Perigourd says, speaking to Bigsword, "One would hope thriving."

Aeith agrees with Mnar.

Darcena stands up.

Cryheart says, "Ancient village I presum."

Dendum blinks.

Roelon stands up.

Dergoatean asks, speaking to Bigsword, "What is ANYTHING doing out here, other than ice?"

Gidion says, speaking to Bigsword, "Just waiting to be invaded."

Dinaden says, speaking to Bigsword, "Seems to be just sitting there."

Roelon surveys the area.

Nairena yells, "Nice flying up there!"

You notice Eclevdra botch an attempt to conceal himself.

Kothos smirks at Raelee.

Aeith says, "Agreed, that was well flown."

Illumiada mills about with an uncertain look on her face.

You slowly and deliberately empty your filled lungs.

Eclevdra snaps his fingers.

Kuiu says, speaking in Elven to Jiarine, "No -- it's nice to see those that laugh in the face of death."

Satrn turns to Brashton and cheers!

Gespry melodically says, "The answer is living large, without the empire butting in."

Jiarine says, "I laugh at everyone."

Gidion draws his hands together in a slow, deliberate clap.

Guarrin nods approvingly at Brashton.

Regwen smiles at Geijon.

Gidion says, "Not sure why everyone is so surprised..."

Jiarine says, "While whispering behind your back."

Tabubu gives a sidelong glance at Geijon.

Jiarine smiles.

Lurrah says, "Waiting... growing in power.."

Vaemyr says, speaking to Dergoatean, "We knew about a potential Giant settlement... but that looks too small to be Giants."

Eclevdra turns to Gespry and cheers!

Aeith says, "If the village has campfires and woodsmoke, they likley have blood in their veins. But that does not mean they will be friendly."


Kothos says, "No one knew how to get to Icemule until twenty years ago."

Queatus blinks.

Svardin nods at Aeith.

Kuiu stares blankly around the area, his face utterly devoid of emotion.

Eklectic says, "All thos halfling cannibals had to come from somewhere..."

Meliyara says, speaking to Vaemyr, "We heard there might be descendants of halflings who left Icemule around its founding."

Eclevdra says, "25."

Dendum remarks, speaking to Aeith, ""Hrmm do not know many who would appreciate ship falling from sky on top of them."

Gidion nods at Queatus.

Trouthe blinks at Eklectic.

The ship settles in the woodland with a hard bump.  From here, you can see villagers--small-bodied, thin, murmuring to one another--beginning to gather near the vessel as her engine quiets.

Vaemyr nods at Meliyara.

Treeva muses, "Fire sounds downright friendly, in a place like this, regardless."

Geijon asks, speaking to Eklectic, "Cannibal halflings?"

Roelon deeply asks, "Right into ah village of cannibals?"

Leafiara taps her white owl pin on its tiny head and it emits a loud hoot!

Jaysehn slowly empties his lungs.

Maodan says, speaking to Eklectic, "Isolation strikes a serious toll on the mind."

Lurrah wobbles, looking a bit faint.

Regwen flinches.

Perigourd gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Neovik blinks at Geijon. Kuiu says, speaking in Elven to Jiarine, "Well, a pleasure to die by your side tonight, maybe, then."

Vaemyr says, speaking to Meliyara, "Aye it is amazing they've survived."

Mnar says, "That village doesn't look like a place Zeban would call home."

You bite your lip.

Randsford stands up.

Kuiu nods at Jiarine.

Yavs pouts.

Missoni cheerfully says, "Friends."

Kothos glances at Cryheart.

Eklectic says, "Attacked Icemule a couple of days ago."

Leafiara delightedly says, "Let's see 'em, let's see 'em."

Jiarine gives a slight curtsy, barely worth the effort.

Nairena rubs Regwen tenderly.

Neovik asks, "Canibals?"

Meliyara nods slowly.

Kothos asks, speaking to Cryheart, "Have your new amulet on?"

Gespry melodically says, "No crashing, owe that helmsman two drinks."

Kuiu says, speaking in Elven to Jiarine, "Hopefully not in front of you."

Bellesue asks, "Do we ask questions first? Who are you? Why do you live here? Or just get to killing?"

Ralkean raises his mithril jug in a toast!

Leafiara turns to Gespry and cheers!

Regwen smiles at Nairena.

Cryheart nods at Kothos.

Roelon applauds.

Cryheart says, "Indeed."

Dayzed walks toward Roelon.

Kothos nods once at Cryheart.

Katiesa murmurs, speaking wryly to herself, "We don't look threatening at all to these locals, I'm sure."

Eclevdra says, "Survivors."

Kothos says, "Smart."

Illumiada leans softly against Loralaii.

Kothos smiles.

Jiarine says, "I aim not to die."

Nairena says, speaking to Regwen, "You got this."

Roelon deeply says, "Considerin'...amazin' landing."

Meliyara grins wryly at Katiesa.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Brashton, "Nice landing Captain, compliments to the crew."

Perigourd nods in agreement at Vaemyr.

Leafiara turns to Brashton and cheers!

Randsford applauds Brashton.

Eclevdra lets out a cheer!

Lurrah says, "How about we are quiet and let our Mayor lead our actions."

Brashton says, "I owe him an entire bloody bar."

Roelon nods at Brashton.

Regwen says, speaking to Nairena, "We do, Sister."

Meliyara says, speaking dryly to Katiesa, "Surely we do not seem like invaders."

You praise Brashton.

Teaberry turns to Brashton and cheers!

Gespry nods at Brashton.

Cryheart grins at Brashton.

Vaemyr laughs at Brashton!

Trouthe agrees with Brashton.

Regwen grins at Nairena.

Nairena nods at Regwen.

Gidion chuckles

Lurrah grumbles.

Dendum glances up.

Teaberry says, speaking to Brashton, "You did a good good job."

Aeith says, "Hopefully they saw that winged behemoth chasing us, and know we didn't dive down upon them just for shock."

Treeva flashes a quick grin at Meliyara.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Brashton, "If we're alive after all this, I think that could be arranged."

Mnar slowly empties his lungs.

Nairena turns toward Brashton and renders a sharp salute with her ghezyte runestaff.

Katiesa agrees, speaking to Meliyara, "Not glowing with protective and offensive magics as we do."

Neovik turns toward Brashton and renders a sharp salute with his ko'nag-gripped crossbow.

Randsford says, "We are not out of danger yet, we have whatever that is gathering outside."

Eclevdra exclaims, "Top notch!"

Trouthe asks, speaking to Meliyara, "More like tourists?"

Kothos slowly empties his lungs.

Meliyara grins wryly.

Gorbo asks, "Alright, that wasn't so bad. Where to now?"

Sorlu chuckles to himself.

Selfane says, "So, I guess we're going to have to kill that wyrm if we want to go back."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah did nae wish to see this fine ship crash."

Roelon throws his head back and howls!

Treeva adds, "Academic tourists."

Bellesue nods at Gorbo.

Meliyara says, speaking wryly to Trouthe, "I am confident they get many of those here."

Selfane says, "Or you know, live here."

Leafiara glances appraisingly around the area.

Mnar nods at Selfane.

Jiarine carefully surveys her surroundings.

Kothos says, "Academic near shipwreck-survivors."

Leafiara lets out a little squeal of delight.

Selfane says, "Where the wyrm lives..."

Treeva laughs at Kothos!

Roelon nods.

Selfane glances at Mnar.

Kothos winks at Treeva.

Geijon raises an eyebrow.

Mnar says, speaking to Selfane, "Clearly these people have managed it."

Illumiada murmurs, speaking to Casinoe, "I feel underprepared for this adventure."

Leafiara nods briskly at Illumiada!

Eclevdra put a dull gold coin in his black iron mesh cloak.

Selfane says, "They look pretty thin."

Alastir asks, "Shall we greet them?"

Nairena glances at Falvicar.

Illumiada grins at Leafiara.

Leafiara blurts, speaking to Illumiada, "Isn't it great."

Falvicar leans softly against you.

Casinoe grins at Illumiada.

Illumiada nods at Leafiara.

Treeva says, "Yes, send our best diplomatic enovy."

Mohrgan leans forward.

Nairena asks, speaking to Falvicar, "You slept thru that??"

Kuiu smiles at Illumiada.

Mnar concurs, "They... do look pretty thin."

Eclevdra cackles!

Mohrgan tilts his head down.

Casinoe asks, speaking quietly to Illumiada, "We were supposed to prepare?"

Illumiada says, speaking to Leafiara, "Fun."

Falvicar asks, speaking quietly to Nairena, "Hmm?"

Vaemyr glances at Talliver.

Roelon deeply asks, "Should we....lower the gangplank and visit these .....poor villagers whos town we barged into?"

Leafiara nods briskly at Illumiada!

Tabubu surveys her surroundings carefully.

Falvicar asks, speaking quietly to Nairena, "Hmm?"

Roelon rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Leafiara nods rhythmically at Roelon.

Illumiada grins at Kuiu.

Nairena giggles at Falvicar.

Lurrah says, "We should call the water the River Phoenix."

Vaemyr nods at Roelon.

Satrn yells, "Take us to your leader!"

Jiarine says, "Remember kill them first and then ask questions."

Mnar says, "Do you think they need rescued? I'm not sure we can hold them all."

Casinoe snuggles Illumiada, who responds by cradling an arm around him.

Roelon grins at Satrn.

Nairena says, speaking to Falvicar, "A village outside."

Meliyara asks, speaking mischievously to Treeva, "So we should certainly send Jiarine first?"

Roelon deeply says, "And please don't eat us."

Kothos says, "It probably already has a name."

Regwen begins chuckling at Satrn!

Roelon nods at Satrn.

Alastir says, "I could use some time next to a warm fire."

Kuiu says, speaking to Lurrah, "That seems appropriate."

Selfane says, "They seem pretty light."

Melivn gives Treeva a warm buss on the lips.

Brashton says, "Well.  You see?  She flew."

Jiarine says, "Now now. I can play nicely when I wish."

Brashton glances at Talliver.

Melivn winks at Treeva.

Jiarine flutters her eyelashes at Melivn.

Lurrah nods at Kuiu.

(Nairena points outside the hole closest to Falvicar.)

Jiarine flutters her eyelashes at Meliyara.

Roelon nods at Brashton.

Mnar nods at Brashton.

Cryheart nods at Brashton.

Meliyara laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement from Jiarine.

Eclevdra turns toward Brashton and renders a sharp salute with his black ko'nag runestaff.

Missoni nods approvingly at Brashton.

Casinoe turns to Brashton and cheers!

Missoni says, "Quite well, at that."

Brashton says, "How we're going to get back is a trouble for another day."

Illumiada applauds Brashton.

Katiesa asks, speaking amusedly to Kothos, "So we should not rename the area New Ice Mule Trace?"

Leafiara looks at Brashton and breaks into a cheeky grin.

Satrn gawks at Brashton.

Cryheart grins at Brashton.

Kothos smirks at Katiesa.

Randsford says, speaking to Brashton, "Job well done to you and your crew! Hope she can make the trip back."

Mnar says, "Possibly trouble for ten minutes from now."

Aeith begins chuckling at Brashton!

Kothos asks, speaking to Katiesa, "Is there something wrong with the current one?"

Perigourd asks, speaking to Brashton, "Will she not fly again?"

Roelon deeply says, "Ah was prepared fir ah one way trip..."


Alastir pours a few drops of perfume from his shadowglass bottle on himself.

Alastir tosses a silk-wrapped shadowglass bottle dotted with unfurled onyx moonflowers into one of the waxed canvas containers hanging from his leather harness.

Brashton yells, "Get the gangplank lowered!  I want damage assessments on my desk!"

Treeva says, speaking to Meliyara, "She does make a very flashy distraction, it turns out. Such glamour."

Falvicar grins at Brashton.

Alastir leans on Treeva.

Eclevdra says, speaking to Brashton, "One step at a time."

Vaemyr says, speaking to Brashton, "All of us just need to go bring down, whatever it was that attacked us obviously."

Eclevdra grins.

Eklectic says, "Any crash you can walk away from is a good crash..."

Treeva sniffs at Alastir.

Eclevdra smirks.

Meliyara nods knowingly at Treeva.

Kothos nods at Eklectic.

Falvicar gives Nairena a friendly hug.

Brashton says, speaking to Perigourd, "She will, but she'll need some time."

Tabubu lightly drums her fingers on her leg.

Alastir winks at Treeva.

Falvicar hugs you, and you wrap him in a warm embrace.

Nairena asks, "How about Nairenaville?"

Captain Brashton just went northwest.

Aeith says, "Be on guard if we're going into that village, but don't attack unless attacked first.."

Vaemyr nods.

Kippe furrows his brow.

Gespry melodically says, "I'm start doing a one hundred percent check of all parts, hull, blades.."

Ralkean carefully surveys his surroundings.

Guarrin glances northwest.

Katiesa replies, speaking lightly to Kothos, "Nothing out of the ordinary, really."

Roelon nods.

Perigourd glances appraisingly northwest.

Kothos says, "I hope that portal is possible, then."


Gespry melodically says, "In case."

Satrn gazes up into the heavens.

Roelon nods at Kothos.

Guarrin nods in agreement at Kothos.

Perigourd says, "Time we can buy if need be."

Lurrah says, speaking to Aeith, "Someone always loses self-control and attacks."

A pained expression crosses Aeith's face.

Roelon deeply says, "Ellerel kin do it...ah hope."

Illumiada agrees with Roelon.

Roelon deeply says, "Else we be expandin' this village some."

Svardin gestures while calling upon the lesser spirits for aid...

Kothos says, speaking to Katiesa, "I met someone once who told me a story about a settlement predating Icemule."

Eclevdra says, "Alright everyone, Im going to lead from behind, way back in fact."

Gespry melodically says, "If Ellerel needs help.."

Eclevdra cackles!

Lurrah says, speaking to Aeith, "I find it's usually one of the most frightened ones."

Kothos says, speaking to Katiesa, "He claimed it was the work of the Destroyer, but I think he was just trying to impress me."

Nairena nods at Eclevdra.

Katiesa says, speaking to Kothos, "You should tell me this story. Tomorrow. Should we see it."

Tabubu brushes her fingers lightly against her obsidian rose.


Satrn nods.

Eclevdra grins.

Kippe gazes in amusement at Eclevdra.

Kothos grins at Katiesa.

Eclevdra nods.

(Mnar leans over the railing, peering down at the snowy forest all around.)

Roelon nods at Lurrah.

Leafiara steeples her fingers together, quietly observing her surroundings.

Missoni shifts her weight.

Casinoe smiles at Ycelacie.

Leafiara asks, speaking uncertainly to Talliver, "Are we going to disembark or just stand here?"

Illumiada waves to Ycelacie.

Kothos says, speaking to Katiesa, "We'll survive, I feel. I have a few dozen indulgences to live up to."

Selfane says, speaking to Mnar, "It's not that cold, there are still trees."

Ycelacie waves.

Mnar yells, "Ahoy! You down there! What place is this?"

Casinoe laughs!

Roelon deeply says, "Seems to be the common tongue of sayin' greetings. Ah sword to the face."

Melivn agrees with Treeva.

Roelon nods at Lurrah.

Cryheart grins at Kothos.

Crew members work on preparing the gangplank.  You can hear a muted buzz from the town below.  It seems to have more buildings than citizens, and too few of either to be a thriving settlement.

Randsford says, speaking to Talliver, "We will follow your lead. Do not think they are hostile or we would be in flames by now."

Eclevdra says, "Indulgences are nice."

Regwen grins wryly at Kothos.

Leafiara adopts an agreeable expression.

Kippe gazes with interest at his surroundings.

Jiarine shifts her weight.

Satrn softly asks, "Ok who bought the trinkets?"

Katiesa says, speaking dryly to Kothos, "Can not let those dozen indulgences escape, I am sure."

Nairena says, "That town is pretty fancy."

Vaemyr says, "Just a handful of folks out there."

Gidion exclaims, "Oh no! more housing than people!? what ever shall we do...!"

Roelon deeply says, "Ah think they are more suprised.."


Roelon nods at Randsford.

Vaemyr nods at Roelon.

Perigourd frowns.

Roelon deeply says, "Then fearful."

You agree with Roelon.

Aeith says, "I think both sides are waiting to see if the other will attack first."

Randsford nods at Roelon.

Roelon rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Kothos says, speaking to Katiesa, "Oh, they're too nimble for that. They'll have their way with me, sooner or later."

Vaemyr says, speaking to Roelon, "I would be too."

Gespry pulls on the collar of his white Faendryl tunic, shadowing his face.

Jiarine says, "They have not come with torches and pitchforks yet."

Jiarine says, "That is a good sign."

Randsford says, "Lets not come off as an invading army, not to them at least."

Falvicar ponders.

You quietly say, "'I just think they are curious." Falvicar nods in agreement at Roelon.

Treeva nods in agreement at Randsford.

Talliver says, "Let's make our way to the gangplank."

Queatus grins at Gidion.

Mayor Talliver just went northeast.

Roelon deeply says, "Aye, please stay yir hands."

Vaemyr nods.

Missoni's head cants to the side as she stares thoughtfully into the distance. Two thin fingertips unconsciously rub against her collarbone, her touch furrowing her richly toned, olive brown skin.

Perigourd whispers something to Missoni.

Cryheart says, "Diplomacy first with the villagers."

Roelon just slipped quietly down some smooth wooden stairs, with his group following closely.

[The Firebird, Upper Deck]

Shaded slightly by walls to either side supporting the port and starboard gangways, the upper deck is shielded from all but the strongest natural breezes, but not from the constant gusting of wind deflected by the whir of the propellers holding the ship aloft. A towering blade assembly dominates the area, the crimson and golden lacquer adorning it vivid compared to the ash-colored wood of the deck. You also see a massive snowy white tiger and some smooth wooden stairs. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Ralkean, Olgretien, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Alastir, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Eklectic, Falvicar, Bellesue, Maodan, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Gidion, Lord Fropple, The Infamous Melivn, Geijon, Kippe, Roelon Obvious paths: north

Eclevdra asks, "Maybe they like trinkets?"

Mnar nods slowly.

Teaberry exclaims, "Let's go meet them!"

Leafiara gets an excited look on her face, and her body begins to shake as her smile stretches from ear-to-ear.

Roelon just moved quietly north, with his group following closely.

[The Firebird, Upper Deck]

An ornate red bronze hatch crowns the center of the upper deck, glistening from the polished greyish wood of the planking like a jewel in the starlight. Spiraling wooden steps proceed down into the covered main deck, their centers worn with the passage of many feet. A ring of etched gold surrounds the hatch. You also see a massive snowy white tiger, a stooped and wizened gnoll, a resplendent obsidian black raven that is flying around, the ice-covered Dayzed disk, a luminous ice blue poleaxe hovering in mid-air, a blue-eyed charcoal cat, the ghoul-shaped Ragz disk, a worn redwood gangplank and obvious signs of someone hiding. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Jiarine, Lord Khazaann, Lady Nairena, High Lord Svardin, Sir Cryheart, Katiesa, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Arena Occultist Loralaii, Ralkean, Olgretien, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Alastir, Tabubu, Dinaden, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Kothos, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Perigourd, Trouthe, Illumiada, Historian Darcena, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Casinoe, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry, Cutterz, Lord Randsford, Queatus, Town Councilor Leafiara, Satrn, The Infamous Treeva, Kuiu, Archeth, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Eklectic, Falvicar, Bellesue, Maodan, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Gidion, Lord Fropple, The Infamous Melivn, Geijon, Kippe, Roelon, Mayor Talliver, Vaemyr, Hazelnut, Mistress Ycelacie, Dendum, Dragoon Dayzed, Dergoatean, Commodore Jaysehn, Ragz Obvious paths: north, south


Kothos says, "...I wonder if they've had other visitors, with far more ill-tidings than a broken gangplank."

Ycelacie taps a worn redwood gangplank.

Dayzed asks, speaking deeply to Dergoatean, "Aren't journalists usually unarmed in warzones?"

Nairena says, "It might be a wiser course to not exit with our weapons out."

Ragz puffs contentedly on his whalebone pipe. Delicate rings of smoke rise into the air above you, seeming to link together to form a chain before drifting off into the distance.


Leafiara pleasedly agrees, "Oh let's do greet them."

Geijon furrows his brow.

Ragz exclaims, "Now it's a party!"

Cryheart nods at Leafiara.

Dergoatean says, speaking to Dayzed, "Usually."

Dayzed flashes a wide grin.


Dayzed turns toward Dergoatean and renders a sharp salute with his ko'nag-hafted shield-breaker.

Mnar nods.

Missoni casually observes her surroundings.

Mnar nods at Nairena.

Tabubu lightly drums her fingers on her leg.

Teaberry bounces around happily.

Kothos says, "...I just have my walking stick."

You quietly exclaim, "Hopefully not a scary greeting!"

Katiesa leans on her crook.

Kothos says, "...that snakes fly out of here and there. Very common."

Treeva raises her voice at Melivn in merry laughter.

Illumiada leans on Falvicar, giving him a companionable grin.


Teaberry exclaims, speaking to you, "I wanna talk to them!"

Falvicar whispers, "No fear, i'm here."

Katiesa glances askance at Kothos.

Falvicar hugs you, and you wrap him in a warm embrace.

Leafiara exclaims, "Hopefully they speak Common!"

(OOC) Mnar's player whispers to the group, "It would be great if this turned out to be one of the Gigas villages."

Falvicar looks at Illumiada and hums.

Falvicar gives Illumiada a friendly hug.

The voice of Gorbo says, "Or Gnomish."

Roelon nods at Leafiara.

Ragz puffs contentedly on his whalebone pipe. Several small clouds of smoke rise into the air as if playing tag before drifting away.

You exclaim, speaking quietly to Teaberry, "Talking is good!"

Eclevdra asks, "Maybe they would like some tarts?"

Randsford says, "Please allow the Mayor or the Icemule Countil to make the introductions. Best we start with a warm delegation."

You agree with Teaberry.

Leafiara muses, "Then again, as long as they speak any known language to us, we have it covered in this group."

Leafiara starts chortling.

Nairena says, "Or sylvankind."


Dayzed deeply says, "Likely to be halflings if anything."

Roelon deeply says, "Though we mae need....translators if they don'."

Vaemyr says, "I'm sure we have a few folks who can speak halfling."

Dayzed shrugs.


Cryheart nods at Randsford.

Vaemyr chuckles.

Vaemyr nods at Roelon.

Geijon says, speaking to Randsford, "Send Olgretien out first with him."

Gespry melodically says, "I'd say, lets not all bombard them with questions. lets have a designated speaker here.. probably our expedition leader."

Selfane says, "A warm delegation."

Selfane stares off into space.

Gespry points at Talliver.

Talliver says, "Let's try to avoid any incidents."

Dayzed begins chuckling at Talliver!

Dendum nods at Talliver.


Cryheart agrees with Talliver.

Bellesue chuckles.

Leafiara nods briskly!

Roelon nods at Gespry.

Randsford nods in agreement at Talliver.

Dayzed says, speaking deeply to Talliver, "Good luck with that."

Mnar nods.

Katiesa agrees, "Nimbly."

Eclevdra nods at Talliver.

Whirlin looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Dergoatean asks, "Us? Incidents?"

Vaemyr ponders.

Dergoatean scoffs.

Eclevdra turns an inquisitive ear toward Talliver.

Jiarine insincerely says, "I will try."

Mnar says, "Best behavior. Quiet."

Hazelnut says, speaking to Talliver, "As, ah, your cultural advisor..."

Leafiara cheerfully exclaims, "No incidents!"

Archeth squints.

Meliyara grins wryly at Dayzed.

Guarrin nods slowly.

Illumiada appears to be struggling to keep a straight face.

Leafiara tilts her head toward Hazelnut, examining him intently as the tip of one ear twitches briefly.

Satrn softly says, "I speak fluent gibberish."

Hazelnut says, "I have no idea what I'm doing."

Ycelacie waves to Archeth.

Treeva observes, "We are a walking incident."

Kothos says, "Despite their smaller stature, I wonder if Kindred might be found, among their languages..."


Hazelnut's cheeks flush with a soft pale rose shade, darkening his freckles even more.

Bigsword says, "What could possibly go wrong."

Leafiara gazes in amusement at her surroundings.

Perigourd begins chuckling at Hazelnut!

Vaemyr laughs at Hazelnut!

Dendum yells, "We come in peace! Have food!"

Kothos glances at Guarrin.

Roelon grins at Hazelnut.

Eclevdra touches one finger to his lips.

Roelon deeply says, "None of us do."

Roelon nods at Hazelnut.

Illumiada informs, speaking to Bigsword, "I have thoughts."

Teaberry smiles at Hazelnut.

Ragz puffs contentedly on his whalebone pipe. Several small clouds of smoke rise into the air as if playing tag before drifting away.

Meliyara nods knowingly at Treeva.

Perigourd says, speaking to Hazelnut, "One may start with hello."


Kothos asks, speaking to Guarrin, "You said they roam quite far north, yes?"

Guarrin says, speaking to Kothos, "I would be surprised."

Leafiara says, speaking suddenly to Dendum, "Oh, that's a great idea."

Regwen appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Talliver says, "It seems we are truly walking into the unknown."

Bellesue says, "None of us came in peace either."

Guarrin says, speaking to Kothos, "The Wsalamir do."

Eclevdra nods at Talliver.

Leafiara asks, "Anyone have one of those cookie-making jars to give as a peace offering?"

Cryheart nods at Talliver.

Vaemyr says, "I mean... we just go say hello for now."

Ragz leans over and taps his whalebone pipe on the ground, knocking out some ash and a few still-glowing embers.

Ragz put a scrimshawed whalebone pipe in his grey tweed vest.

Tabubu asks, speaking quietly to Dendum, "You brought food?"

Mohrgan agrees with Talliver.

Leafiara clarifies, "The cookies, I mean, not the jar. Of course."

Dendum nods at Tabubu.

Nairena says, "Best stow your weapons all. We dont want to appear as aggressors."

Jiarine says, "Not until the gangplank is lowered."

Dergoatean just went through a worn redwood gangplank.

Randsford says, speaking to Talliver, "First flying, now walking."

Falvicar quietly says, "That's why we have Rangers."

Randsford flashes a wolfish grin.


Talliver reaches out and holds Hazelnut's hand.

Lurrah agrees with Bellesue.

Mayor Talliver's group just went through a worn redwood gangplank.