A Knight To Remember - 5120-09-02 - Town Matters, Marshals, and Mayors (log)

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Imaerasta 2-3, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Marshal Thadston moves to Moot Hall, where a crowd greets him. Thrassus asks if he heard about the commotion last night and Thadston says he did and it sounds like something a town marshal could help with, but unfortunately we don't have a town mayor, and maybe we can fix both issues soon. He says everyone is aware of his pending trial, then says he's requested that members of the Faendryl Enclave serve as his representation during the trial and they've accepted. He's requested his trial for Night of the Huntress and Judge Renpaw has likewise accepted that.
  • Mayor Leafiara says any date is a good time to sort out this matter and Thadston says it's a matter unnecessarily created. She says she begs to differ while he's launching covert missions with mysterious inner circles, and deploying militia resources outside the gates when he didn't do that even for the war against Raznel. He says he was not aware inner circles were exclusive to mayors and she asks what inner circles she has; he says to call him an advisor next time and she asks if he's confused her for Cruxophim.
  • Thadston says if he loses, she (Leafiara) better not stop there and better come for his citizenship or he'll be coming for her office in spring. As the familiar azure light flickers up around his neck, Lylia says militia resources were deployed in the war against Raznel; Leafi says no militia were ordered to the Bleaklands or paragons' worlds; Lylia says then Thadston was acting on his own volition rather than as the marshal when pursuing Raznel. Thadston says not to show all of their hand and save it for the hearing.
  • Sir Goldstr asks what the charges are and Leafi says improper use of the militia and being unfit to lead while afflicted by whatever unusual magic is affecting him. Thadston says the review is of him, but there are just as many eyes and ears on the mayor, then wishes everyone good night and leaves.


Highlights - Comedic

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk exclaims, "I heard that Leafiara and the Gryphons might be working with the Rooks. It's a secret she kept from me too!"
Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk says, "I'm proud of her."
Speaking to Pukk, Lylia says, "I would like to have some words with you."
Speaking to Lylia, Pukk exclaims, "Okay!"
Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "I didn't do it."
Roelon deeply says, "Yet."
Speaking to Lylia, Pukk exclaims, "You can't prove it was me either!"
Speaking to Cruxophim, Lylia asks, "Who would put you on trial, and whatever for?"
Speaking mournfully to Lylia, Cruxophim laments, "Being too good-lookin' probably."


Highlights - Thematic

Speaking to Thadston, Thrassus asks, "I suppose you heard about that little commotion last night?"
Thadston says, "I did."
Thadston says, "Sounds like something a town marshal could help with."
Thadston says, "Unfortunately we don't have a town mayor."
Thadston says, "If I lose, you better not stop there. You better come for my citizenship. Because come spring, I'm coming for your office."


Log

Musinging in the Rain

[Town Square Central]

This is the heart of the main square of Wehnimer's Landing. The impromptu shops of the bazaar are clustered around this central gathering place, where townsfolk, travellers, and adventurers meet to talk, conspire or raise expeditions to the far-flung reaches of Elanith. At the north end, an old well, with moss-covered stones and a craggy roof, is shaded from the moonlight by a strong, robust tree. The oak is tall and straight, and it is apparent that the roots run deep. You also see the Demandred disk, the Qushai disk, a ruffled raven that is flying around, the Wahka disk, a shabby charcoal cat, a large acorn, the Fahlo disk, an angular fire wyrdling, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Great Lord Demandred, Lord Yavs, Great Lord Qushai, Carburide, Wahka, Vilepierce, Orlicks, Great Lord Yasutoshi who is sitting, Reissa, Lexbubba, Fahlo who is sitting

Reissa asks, "Did you know that River's Rest doesn't have a bathhouse?"

Reissa asks, "...aren't they so cute when they're sleeping?"

Speaking tentatively to Reissa, Leafiara asks, "...who?"

Yasutoshi asks, "WHO IS SLEEPING?"

Yasutoshi says, "Oh wait.."

Reissa points at Fahlo.

Yasutoshi says, "Shhh."

Reissa says, "That one was chasing a bunny in its dreams."

Reissa says, "Huh."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafiara!"

Speaking to Pukk, Reissa asks, "What now?"

Pukk says, "We wait."

Speaking to Pukk, Reissa asks, "What now?"

Pukk exclaims, "Weather!"

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafiara!"

Speaking to Pukk, Reissa exclaims, "We're joined! We waited! What now?!"

Leafiara amusedly says, "The rain comes and so does everyone else."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Okay, Chaoswynd is here. That means Grishom won't show up."

Leafiara curiously asks, "Everyone fresh out of Bloodriven and ready for action?"

Reissa asks, "Oh... is something really happening?"

Reissa says, "I, uh..."

Speaking musingly to Reissa, Leafiara says, "Around here, never know."

Speaking to Leafiara, Reissa says, "I'll be wanting none of that kinda trouble."

Speaking to Reissa, Pukk says, "Is okay. Cay is here to protect you."

[General] Leafiara observes, "Another rainy night it is!"

Speaking to Reissa, Pukk says, "Him and Owliver."

Speaking sagely to Chaoswynd, Leafiara says, "Yes, you just throw yourself in the way of all problems and we'll be fine."

Reissa asks, "Yeah?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Chaoswynd says, "I'll be sure to do exactly not that."

Speaking to Leafiara, Chaoswynd says, "Might just shove you in front of me though."

Speaking to Reissa, Pukk says, "If Stormy shows up, you will see his eyes twinkle."

Speaking amusedly to Chaoswynd, Leafiara says, "I'm always on the front lines anyway."

Reissa says, "Right! I'm going to sleep while I still can."

Speaking to Leafiara, Chaoswynd says, "I was thinking more along the lines of after having bound your hands and wrists, so you'd make better bait while I exited stage left."

Towermen asks, "Was that a threat?"

Reissa exclaims, "Have fun being brave and stuff!"

Reissa exclaims, "Yuck!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Okay, now that she is gone. We can go gamble."

Reissa grumbles at Pukk.

Reissa just went west.

Pukk says, "Oh wait...she's still here."

Chaoswynd says, "Depends. If it came from someone else, she might think it was flirting."

Reissa exclaims, "Wait, what?!"

Pukk says, "Too soon."

[General] Thadston thinks, "Well, there's a nice rain in the air."

[General] Leafiara agrees, "Indeed so."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I enjoyed doing that."

Leafiara musingly says, "Hmm, Thadston. Wonder what he's out and about for."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You could see the conflict in her eyes."

Roelon deeply says, "Who let that one out."

Thrassus says, "He has been pretty quiet at the Spire."

Yasutoshi says, "I just realized I haven't gone to the bathroom in several hundred years. Be back movementarily."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "See what he did there...Movement...moment..."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk says, "Glad you could join the chaos and mayham."

Speaking curiously to Pukk, Cruxophim ventures, "Mayham? Is it dinner already?"

(OOC) Pukk's player whispers to the group, "You know how eerie it is, KST is almost always about the same time as Dreavening."

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "Glad you could join us. I was thinking about auctioning Cruxophim off."

Pukk yells, "Selling Cruxophim. Minimum bid is 1 silver!"

Pukk asks, "No one?"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk says, "Wow."

Speaking deeply to Pukk, Roelon says, "Would fetch more if ye did it in pieces. Start with the hands first."

Speaking slowly to Pukk, Cruxophim challenges, "2 silvers."

Lylia says, "I doubt I could afford him."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk exclaims, "Sold!"

Speaking menacingly to Pukk, Cruxophim purrs, "For your eyes."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "You have to do it in bloodscrip now that everyone's hoarding it."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk says, "I had to take that...didn't look like you would get any more offers."

Cruxophim just handed Pukk some coins.

Pukk exclaims, "I'm rich!"

Pukk exclaims, "I will buy a seat on the council!"

Speaking playfully to Pukk, Cruxophim offers, "I'll collect your dues later."


Thadston's Stance

Some townspeople stop and gawk and whisper among themselves as Thadston arrives at the north gates, passing undisturbed as he walks down the cobbled roads of town and heads towards Moot Hall.

Lylia says, "You would not be the first to do so."

Pukk exclaims, "Then I will sell that seat for a profit!"

[Town Square, East]

Here in the center of a broad plaza near the commercial area of the bazaar stands the impressive facade of the slate-roofed Moot Hall, where the citizens of Wehnimer's Landing hold various official, religious and social functions. Facing the square are some of the town's more prosperous shops, still doing business with the many customers who still frequent the streets at night. You also see the bloodstained Xorus disk with scuffed and dented sides and a large purple wooden barrel.

Also here: Imperatrix Lylia, Lord Thrassus, Xorus, Lord Thadston

Diamondelille, Cruxophim, Bernadette, Chaoswynd, Felita and Pukk followed.

[General] Taulramil thinks, "He walked right in."

Speaking to Thadston, Thrassus says, "Fancy seeing you here."

Lylia says, "Good evening to you."

Pukk exclaims, "Thaddy Daddy!"

Thadston twists his head slightly, cracking his neck. He looks relieved.

Speaking calmly to Thadston, Leafiara greets, "Ah, good eve."

Thadston lifts his head, letting the light rain soak his face briefly. His glassy steel eyes stare at the heavens.

Speaking to Thadston, Thrassus asks, "I suppose you heard about that little commotion last night?"

Thadston slowly empties his lungs.

Thadston says, "I did."

Thadston says, "Sounds like something a town marshal could help with."

Thadston says, "Unfortunately we don't have a town mayor."

Leafiara holds up her hand and tilts it side to side in a so-so gesture.

Thadston says, "Maybe we can fix both issues soon."

Beldannon quietly asks, "Wasn't there one elected?"

Leafiara says, "It was more mysterious than some serious threat."

Leafiara says, "Whoever these loons are, they don't even have the resources to burn down one shop."

Leafiara says, "But yes, soon much will be decided."

Speaking wryly to Thadston, Cruxophim counters, "Pretty sure you've got at least three right here."

Thadston says, "I am sure you all are aware of my pending...trial, for lack of better term."

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.

Thrassus says, "I am not sure, from what I heard cargo from those ships washed ashore this evening and contained some very... awful things."

Roelon deeply says, "Seems the old Marshal had hit his head one too many times. Perhaps the next one should be less careless."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr says, "Evenin Sir Andrews."

Thadston says, "I've requested the members of the Faendryl Enclave serve as my representation during the trial."

Speaking to Thrassus, Leafiara says, "Elemental essences, a few statuettes, some coins, and one shard of blood marble--hardly awful."

Thadston says, "They've accepted."

Lylia says, "Absolutely."

Thadston says, "I've requested my trial for this weekend. Night of the Huntress."

Goldstr says, "I would say a good choice."

Thadston says, "The judge has accepted."

Leineshan asks, "Innocent till proven guilty?"

Leafiara amiably says, "Any date is a good time to sort out the matter, certainly."

Speaking to Leineshan, Leafiara agrees, "That is the standard."

Thadston says, "A matter unnecessarily created, yes."

'Leafiara takes a moment to observe Thadston.

Thadston glances at Leafiara.

Thadston leans forward.

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "I beg to differ, when you're busy launching covert missions with shadow operatives."

Leafiara says, "Mysterious inner circles."

Thadston says, "I was not aware inner circles were exclusive to only the position of Mayor."

Leaifara adds, "Militia resources deployed outside the gates. Even for the war against the witch you didn't do that."

Lylia asks, "Covert missions and mysterious inner circles, you say?"

Leafiara incredulously asks, "And what inner circles do I have, exactly?"

Leafiara peers quizzically at Thadston.

Thadston asks, "Just call me an advisor next time, would that suit?"

Thadston leans forward.

Thadston glances at Leafiara.

Leafiara asks, "Have you somehow confused me for Cruxophim?"

Leafiara smirks.

Thadston says, "If I lose, you better not stop there. You better come for my citizenship. Because come spring, I'm coming for your office."

Speaking lightly to Leafiara, Cruxophim muses, "I can't imagine how."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "That's not something in the cards, nor should it be, and you're as welcome as anyone to run."

Leafiara nods at Thadston.

Thadston twists his head slightly, cracking his neck. He looks relieved.

Lylia says, "It is inaccurate to say that in the 'war against the witch,' no militia resources were deployed outside the town."

Speaking to Leafiara, Goldstr asks, "If I may ask, wha do be da charges?"

Speaking flatly to Thadston, Cruxophim assures, "There are no shadowy cabals operating in and around the jurisdiction of the Landing."

Speaking to Lylia, Leafiara says, "When, then? I don't recall taking our militia to the Bleaklands."

Leafiara says, "Not by order, anyway."

Leafiara says, "Nor into any of the paragons' worlds."

A brief curl of azure light flickers around Thadston's neck.

Lylia says, "I suppose we could parse that finely, then, and say that Thadston was acting on his own volition rather than as the Marshal when he pursued her."

Lylia says, "But of course, everyone wished him well and cheered him on -- because most people were of one mind for that mission, not divided in their opinions."

Speaking slowly to Thadston, Leafiara says, "You really need to get that under control."

Thadston says, "Now now Lylia, let's not show all of our hand."

Thadston says, "We've a trial and case to make."

Lylia says, "Fair enough."

Lylia flashes a quick grin.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk exclaims, "I heard that Leafiara and the Gryphons might be working with the Rooks. It's a secret she kept from me too!"

Lylia examines her fingernails.

Speaking in Elven, Taulramil asks something you don't understand.

Speaking to Goldstr, Leafiara says, "As for the charges, improper use of the militia and unfit to lead while afflicted by whatever this... unusual magic is."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk says, "I'm proud of her."

'Thadston says, "The review is of me. But there's just as many eyes and ears on you Mayor."

Thadston nods at Leafiara.

Speaking insincerely to Pukk, Cruxophim barks, "Impossible!"

Thadston says, "Goodnight."

Speaking in Elven, Lylia asks something you don't understand.

Lord Thadston just went north.


Discussion Afterward

Leafiara says, "Oh, I know it. I invite it--"

Taulramil says, "Runs when I come."

Speaking to Pukk, Goldstr exclaims, "Dat a be da day Pukk!"

Taulramil says, "Coward."

Cruxophim slowly wonders, "Is he going to be okay wandering through the streets like that?"

Berost deeply says, "Probably not."

Speaking amusedly to Cruxophim, Leafiara says, "He's Thadston. He'll be fine."

Speaking to Goldstr, Pukk says, "I heard it from some passer-bys. Sounds legit."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Lylia says, "You do realize people may have said that of you a time or two."

Leafiara says, "If he can handle a few weeks in the Bleaklands..."

Speaking to Goldstr, Pukk says, "Word on the street and all that."

Speaking lightly to Lylia, Cruxophim counters, "It's usually not me they're worried about."

Speaking to Pukk, Goldstr says, "I tinks I killed mer Rooks den Vathors."

Lylia adds, "And with the Ithzir. He is a strong-minded man, not given to control by outside forces. Unusually resistant to them, I would say."

Pukk exclaims, "Next thing you know Hapenlok will be a Rook too!"

Taulramil says, "Hmm."

Speaking to Pukk, Lylia says, "I would like to have some words with you."

Taulramil says, "I wonder."

Speaking to Goldstr, Pukk says, "Yeah, we know...it was all a cover."

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk exclaims, "Okay!"

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "I didn't do it."

Roelon deeply says, "Yet."

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk exclaims, "You can't prove it was me either!"

Felita says, "It's a trap."

Speaking affably to Lylia, Cruxophim ponders, "And yet somehow, I'm not on trial."

Speaking sagely to Felita, Leafiara says, "Around here, always."

Speaking to Thrassus, Lylia says, "What fine leather."

Cruxophim brightly muses, "Will wonders never cease?"

Speaking to Felita, Pukk says, "Might be money, I think she is going to give me silvers."

Thrassus says, "Absolutely, yes."

Cruxophim's eyes cloud over with dark shadows as he prepares a spell...

There is a bright flash and a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut appears in the air, then falls into Cruxophim's right hand.

Cruxophim carefully places a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut on the ground.

Cruxophim recites:

"Donornuts!"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Lylia asks, "Who would put you on trial, and whatever for?"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk says, "You make the best nuts."

Speaking mournfully to Lylia, Cruxophim laments, "Being too good-lookin' probably."

Pukk says, "I mean donuts."

Lylia announces, "We are stealing this man away to Brigatta and inducting him."

Lylia glances at Pukk.

Pukk exclaims, "Silvers!"

Pukk says, "Wait..."

Pukk exclaims, "Induct!"

Pukk exclaims, "I didn't do it!"

Speaking to Pukk, Thrassus says, "My condolences."

Lylia purrs, "The induction rites are mercifully brief...usually."

Speaking to Thrassus, Pukk asks, "It does sound fun right?"

Lylia says, "If anyone else would like to join us, feel free."

Speaking to Pukk, Thrassus says, "It took me some time to regain conciousness after my induction."

Pukk exclaims, "They are going to implode me!"

Pukk says, "Implode...induct...same thing."

Lylia clarifies, "Induct, not implode."

Lylia says, "Probably."

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "Awwww."

Speaking crisply to Pukk, Cruxophim suggests, "Impluct."

Lylia says, "Although we might be able to arrange a little something."

Pukk exclaims, "He gets it!"

Speaking curiously to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Well, good luck to ya--you know, just in case."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Here, you can have my life savings."

Pukk says, "I got that from Cruxy."

Lylia says, "Be well, all."

Speaking calmly to Lylia, Cruxophim informs, "Turns out I'm prescient."

Pukk exclaims, "I'm rich all over again!"

Lylia says, "Precious? Yes, you are."

Reinwulfe idly asks, "Are we expecting more arson tonight or are we standing in the rain for the rich thrill of it?"

Speaking to Reinwulfe, Lylia says, "Arson is unlikely. I think Maylan went unconscious."

Leafiara says, "Well... two days to prepare--plenty of time, I suppose."

Goldstr says, "Ye folks take care. I been told some Bandits been disturbin Booga."

Leafiara adds, "Usually I do it in one."

Speaking to Goldstr, Leafiara says, "Yes, but who or what their goals are is a mystery."

Bernadette softly says, "I best find some mischief."

Speaking fondly to Bernadette, Leafiara agrees, "Go get 'em."

Leafiara says, "He better either have that magic under control in two nights or not show up to his own hearing."

Leafiara says, "Or else he'll lose the case all on his own."

Leafiara says, "The most brilliant defense in the world won't work if he loses his cool again."

Leafiara says, "Ah well..."

Felita says, "Iffin he wants ye dead."

Leafiara says, "I don't think he was going that far, admittedly."

Felita says, "I hopes not but bestes to be readies."

Leafiara says, "But I'll admit, if he wants me out of office then I don't know why he isn't raising the issue with the rest of the town council."

Leafiara adds, "It *is* possible for them to remove me."

Felita says, "Ye was boted in tho."

Felita says, "Get out the bote."

Felita says, "We picked ye."

Leafiara says, "Right, he probably knows he's the only council member who would actually support getting rid of me."

Leafiara says, "Comes out here to make his vaguely threatening remarks."

Felita says, "Ye issa good Mayor Missie Leafie."

Speaking appreciatively to Felita, Leafiara says, "Thanks. I try, and more importantly I have an amazing town to work with."

Felita says, "I tink he blowin smokes."

Leafiara says, "Desperation on his part. He knows he's already lost."

Felita says, "Ye has alot to watch ober toos."

Felita says, "Well I goes pick nows."

Leafiara muses, "Well, off for the evening to consider."

Leafiara wishes, "Have a good eve, all."