A Knight To Remember - 5120-09-05 - The Lion's Share (log)

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Imaerasta 5-6, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • A crier announces that Lord Amos will be working on hand pylons and welcoming conversation at the Sleeping Dragon Pub, so nearly three dozen adventurers head over to meet with him--plus another twenty-two rats brought along by Gutstorm. Amos says he hasn't seen so many rats since Dunrith Malwind last held court, then gives his instructions as a merchant while asking for conversation and introductions. He says he's the only one with the talent to customize hand pylons as he will tonight.
  • Magister Raelee introduces herself as, well, Magister Raelee--but Gutstorm suggests she tell the story of destroying Solhaven. She says she indirectly put the town underwater for a week ten years ago and Amos says it's a shame it didn't stay that way.
  • While he works on Raelee's hand pylon, Amos asks Mayor Leafiara about the broken knight (Thadston) and legal woes. She tells him about the ethereal being from the Bleaklands attached to him and Amos says Thadston has traded the spirits for a spirit.
  • Taulramil is next, introducing himself as a Squire Legionnaire who's about to get married and became an arena champion for the first time in Duskruin Arena. Amos says that's a worthwhile thing to celebrate, and so is his wedding. As he works on Taulramil's armor, he says there is no cost tonight as he's aiming to gain favor and connections as an important part of business and community.
  • Ithilwyn's next, while Taulramil suggests a visit to Ta'Vaalor--but Amos says he is fine where he's at. Draccor says the Black Hand Trading Company would love to do business with him and Amos says to tell him about it; Draccor says they deal with all kinds of goods and other things, and to think of the grey area.
  • Meanwhile, Ithilwyn introduces herself as Handmaiden to the Argent Mirror and does not nneed work done, but says it is lovely to meet him. He kisses her hand and says to give his regards to the Mirror and tell her that the Lion (his nickname) will one day visit the Shining City. Taulramil says she's his future wife and Amos chuckles and says he won't steal her, but there has never been a thing he sought that he did nont get. Taulramil says one can't be too cautious and to forgive his assumptions; Amos says it's a wild town with unfortunate matters and he doesn't fault him.
  • Leafi is next and they've met previously in her office, but she introduces herself again, this time noting that she's relatively new to town as mayors go. Amos says they'll meet more soon. While he works on her pylon, he asks Draccor about the Black Hand's goods and he says alcohol and tobacco among other things; Amos says he'll have it arranged to speak soon, then summons a blue-cloaked woman to arrange just that.
  • Chamorr is next and gets a formal introdduction from fellow giantman Amos, the Lion.
  • Sockmo is next and draws on the floor to communicate, since he's mute. Meanwhile, Taulramil asks Amos if he knows the proprietor and Amos says with any luck, it'll be him soon.
  • Pukk is next and introduces himself as Cruxophim, but Amos says he already knew half of their names and this session is a game in integrity and behaviors.
  • Lycurgus is next, a mage in self-taught training.
  • Felita is next, a picker who once killed the champion of the turkeys when turkeys invaded. Amos says he has important meetings tomorrow and will soon reduce his work to only those with hand pylons, but not to worry since everyone will see more and more and more of him.
  • Last up are those remaining with hand pylons to work on. Amos says the hand pylons are a fascinating creation and he's told they were not easy to create, but he owns their entire market now. Raelee asks how and Leafi asks if he knows who we can credit their creation to; he says he doesn't, but doesn't give a name.
  • As for how, Amos says how is anything, ever; everyone has a price. Raelee asks a different question of how Amos learned to work on them. He says he's learned to manipulate them to change their color with touchups; she reiterates the question is how. He says it was from those who could before him; she asks who they are. Amos says direction questions may have worked in Nydds or the Swale, but where is the thrill in the hunt if he gives such information freely?


Highlights - Comedic

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Cay might still be Rone though."
Speaking to Pukk, Chaoswynd says, "What, praytell, would ever give you that notion."
Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk asks, "Are you Rone?"
Speaking flatly to Pukk, Chaoswynd says, "No."
Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk exclaims, "Aha! Just what Rone would say!"
Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk asks, "Where were you on the night of tonight?"
Speaking tiredly to Pukk, Chaoswynd says, "Staring at you, listening to your nonsense."
Pukk says, "Okay, that sounds about right....but I'm watching you."
High Lord Gutstorm just stumbled in, flailing his arms wildly while trying to right himself!
A greasy sewer rat scurries into the room.
A flea-ridden roof rat scurries into the room.
A bristly sewer rat scurries into the room.
A buck-toothed river rat scurries into the room.
A streaked black rat scurries into the room.
A patchy ship rat scurries into the room.
A grizzled brown rat scurries into the room.
An oily wharf rat scurries into the room.
A fluffy wharf rat scurries into the room.
A dirty black rat scurries into the room.
A dusky sewer rat scurries into the room.
A burly river rat scurries into the room.
A calico slender rat scurries into the room.
An emaciated wharf rat scurries into the room.
A patchy brown rat scurries into the room.
A buck-toothed brown rat scurries into the room.
A flea-ridden sewer rat scurries into the room.
A short-tailed black rat scurries into the room.
An oily sewer rat scurries into the room.
A wiry roof rat scurries into the room.
A short-tailed ship rat scurries into the room.
A tiny brown rat scurries into the room.
Amos says, "I have not seen this many rats since Dunrith Malwind last held court."
Speaking drunkenly to Raelee, Gutstorm says, "Tell him how you caushed da cataclyshm deshtroyed Sholhaven abour 18 yearsh ago."
Speaking to Gutstorm, Raelee says, "I did not cause the cataclysm, it was ten years ago, but I did indirectly put the town of Solhaven completely under water for a week once."
Amos says, "The shame is it didn't stay that way."
Amos asks, "Now what can I do for you, Havensinker?"
Speaking to Amos, Leafiara says, "Well, you see, our unfortunate knight has come back from an extended stay in thhe dangerous Bleaklands with... some sort of ethereal voice or being attached to him."
Amos says, "He has traded the spirits for a spirit. How ironic."
Speaking to Amos, Thrassus asks, "You mean he used to have a drinking habit?"
Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Good habitsh are hard to break."
Leafiara adds, "I have to admit, probably what surprises me most about the hearing is that I'm apparently the only mayor who's invoked a review of a town council member in the Judge's lifetime."
Leafiara wryly says, "And to think, on inauguration day Thadston said he hoped I wouldn't be a stubborn mayor and I told him I'm easygoing."
Speaking flatly to Leafiara, Kippe says, "Troublemaker."
Pukk recites:
"There once was a knight named Thaddy
Got lost and became a mad laddy
Heard a ghostly voice in his lust
He lost the town's trust
and now people thinks he is Leafi's sugar daddy"
Speaking offhandedly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "By the way, do you have any theories on Mother's identity--"
Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You."
Speaking lightly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Any *other* theories."
Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Yes, You still."
Felita says, "I tink Mother kibbe Edwina."
Leafiara confesses, "I think she might be Surofee."
Leafiara sagely says, "It all fits. Surofee's connections to the Wellington orphanage and Mother's seeming connections to children in the alleys."
Speaking wonderingly to Leafiara, Cruxophim murmurs, "Surofee?  The mild-mannered matron of the Orphanage?!"
Speaking sincerely to Cruxophim, Leafiara assures, "Working theory, high on the list."
Leafiara says, "Right ahead of the idea that she's Larsya from the future."
Leafiara explains, "Just think about it. Larsya stalks the shadows, runs the rooftops, trains with a bow... and Mother knows how to get through the deepest parts of the outpost, perhaps because of her past memories."
Cruxophim thoughtfully admits, "That theory... might hold water."
Felita says, "Oo aye and the odder nite she was teefin pockets."


Highlights - Thematic

Amos leans forward, taking Ithilwyn's small hand and grasps it in his large grip.  He kisses her hand and grins.
Speaking cautiously to Amos, Taulramil says, "Careful giant, she is my future wife."
Ithilwyn softly says, "He is being a gentleman."
Amos says, "You will send my regards to the Argent Mirror, yes? Tell her there will come a season when the Lion makes his way to her Shining City."
Ithilwyn softly says, "I shall."
Taulramil nods at Ithilwyn.
Amos begins chuckling at Taulramil!
Amos says, "I will not steal your wife."
Amos says, "But know, there has never been a thing I sought that I did not get."
Amos says, "Fortunately for you, an elven Handmaiden is not on that list."
Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Real men dun need weaponsh."
Amos agrees with Gutstorm.
Amos says, "There is no greater thrill than feeling life in your hands."
Amos says, "...and crushing it."


Log

Idle Discussion

[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 a dark-haired half-elven priestess, a mountain wolf, a sinuous bone white serpent, the Sareyna disk, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Larweauf, Lady Missandai, Zyelyrra, Lord Yavs, Sockmo who is sitting, Lord Vordrizt, Lord Chamorr, Yardie, High Lady Maevie, Mister Polveiss, Draelor, Tanthallas, Kippe, Stormicore, Squire Legionnaire Iskandr who is sitting, Sareyna, Oredric

The sky begins to fill with huge clouds, dark and grey on the bottom, pale and white atop, their puffy crowns ascending toward the heavens.

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "Tonight or tomorrow, last we heard."

Speaking to Eyona, Yardie says, "But I know you don't."

A faint rumble of thunder can be heard in the night.

Iskandr asks, "Oh, seriously?"

Leafiara muses, "Seems so."

Speaking in Elven to Yardie, Eyona says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie asks, "What now?"

Speaking to Iskandr, Draelor asks, "You suppose it's more wizards angry with you?"

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Mother Leafiara!"

Iskandr says, "Perhaps."

Speaking to Eyona, Yardie says, "Madame Khobra and....Meliyara felt differently."

Speaking in Elven, Missandai softly exclaims something you don't understand.

Yardie says, "I need to figure out Meliyara."

Speaking softly in Elven to Leafiara, Missandai says something you don't understand.

Speaking curiously to Missandai, Leafiara asks, "Oh?"

Speaking softly in Elven to Leafiara, Missandai exclaims something you don't understand.

Speaking in Elven to Yardie, Eyona says something you don't understand.

Felita says, "Hello Miss Mayor Leafi."

Speaking to Felita, Pukk corrects, "It is Mother Leafi now."

Speaking softly in Elven to Leafiara, Missandai says something you don't understand.

You quietly whisper to Eyona, "Well, our marshal's gone so nuts that he thinks I'm the leader of the Rooks, who's actually a figure nicknamed Mother."

Speaking softly in Elven to Chaoswynd, Missandai says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk exclaims, "Did you hear? Leafi is the Rooks' Mother!"

Speaking softly in Elven to Leafiara, Missandai asks something you don't understand.

Speaking amiably to Missandai, Leafiara says, "Any time you have it is fine."

Speaking to Missandai, Leafiara says, "But... I might have to be off in a few moments."

Pukk says, "All this time I thought Stormy was Mother."

Speaking amusedly to Pukk, Chaoswynd says, "Mhm."

Speaking softly in Elven to Leafiara, Missandai says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Stormyrain, Uskeye says, "Would have been nice if someone had been capable of more than buffoonish windbaggery last night, though."

Speaking lightly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "At least we got that much cleared up."

Speaking softly in Elven to Uskeye, Missandai says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Cay might still be Rone though."

Speaking to Uskeye, Stormyrain says, "I think the night was an unfortunate success."

Speaking softly in Elven to Uskeye, Missandai says something you don't understand.

Uskeye says, "Agreed."

Speaking to Pukk, Chaoswynd says, "What, praytell, would ever give you that notion."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk asks, "Are you Rone?"

Speaking flatly to Pukk, Chaoswynd says, "No."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk exclaims, "Aha! Just what Rone would say!"

Speaking to Stormyrain, Uskeye says, "Well. No matter what that tool has to say, I know who has the town's best interests at heart."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "He speaks true. You're an inspiration to us all."

Stormyrain says, "I appreciate that. I do believe that when he is himself, Thadston also holds this town in high regard."

Uskeye says, "Maybe Thadston did, or still does, but there are questions. And that display of arrogant foolishness last night doesn't improve my opinion. I still am thankful for the things he's done for the town."

Stormyrain says, "And he has done an outstanding job as Interim Marshal while Thrayzar has been indisposed, multiple times."

Stormyrain says, "He's arrogant, this much is true. But we knew that years ago."

Chamorr heartily says, "I thought he did his job quite well."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk asks, "Where were you on the night of tonight?"

Missandai offers Leafiara an onyx-inlaid instrument case.

Speaking tiredly to Pukk, Chaoswynd says, "Staring at you, listening to your nonsense."

Uskeye says, "Well. It looks like I'm gonna have to sit here and recover for a while. Blacked out in the Stronghold and woke up on the altar.. Never a good time."

Speaking softly in Elven to Leafiara, Missandai says something you don't understand.

Leafiara says, "However good a job he might do, he could do it better if he'd actually work with his leadership."

Leafiara accepts Missandai's onyx-inlaid instrument case.

Pukk says, "Okay, that sounds about right....but I'm watching you."

Speaking to Uskeye, Stormyrain asks, "..the stronghold. Have you suffered through your time in the bowels yet?"

Speaking warmly to Missandai, Leafiara says, "Awww, thank you, this is a delight."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr asks, "Should his leadership work wif him?"

Stormyrain says, "Something to look forward to, then."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Uskeye says, "Not as yet."

Speaking softly in Elven to Leafiara, Missandai exclaims something you don't understand.

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "Sure, but he'd have to actually tell them what he's doing in order for that to happen."


Amos' Arrival

A deep voice shouts from nearby, "Lord Amos will be at the Sleeping Dragon Pub soon, inside the Dragonsclaw Arms building. He will be working on hand-pylons, adjusting and enhancing some things, as well as welcoming conversation!"

Speaking to Stormyrain, Uskeye says, "Can't be worse than the Red Forest... That place is...."

Leafiara curiously says, "Ooh."

Speaking to Uskeye, Pukk says, "Having bowel problems? Eat more cabbage."

Leafiara amiably asks, "Shall we, then?"

Leafiara recites:

"Join up!"

Chamorr heartily says, "Lets see how tough this giant is."

Leafiara recites:

"Moving in 5!"

Uskeye says, "I got a pretty empath sittin next to me.. I'm gonna hang here."

Leafiara recites:

"And off we go!"

[travel]

[Sleeping Dragon Pub]

A huge, elaborate wooden carving of a peacefully sleeping dragon stretches on the shelf behind the long, brass-railed bar from one end to the other, dominating the room. The pub is all dark wood and polished brass fixtures, and the cozy booths are upholstered in well-worn red leather that must have once been luxurious. You also see the icy blue Jiarine disk, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, the Taulramil disk, the Ithilwyn disk and an elderly bartender.

Also here: Yakushi, Jiarine, Great Lady Ithilwyn, Squire Legionnaire Taulramil, Nixlsplixt, Xorus, Magister Raelee

Diamondelille, Felita, Sareyna, Chaoswynd, Roelon, Stormyrain, Lycurgus, Pukk, Sockmo, Chamorr and Kippe followed.

Pukk exclaims, "Aha! It's Raelee!"

High Lord Gutstorm just stumbled in, flailing his arms wildly while trying to right himself!

A greasy sewer rat scurries into the room.

A flea-ridden roof rat scurries into the room.

A bristly sewer rat scurries into the room.

A buck-toothed river rat scurries into the room.

A streaked black rat scurries into the room.

A patchy ship rat scurries into the room.

A grizzled brown rat scurries into the room.

An oily wharf rat scurries into the room.

A fluffy wharf rat scurries into the room.

A dirty black rat scurries into the room.

A dusky sewer rat scurries into the room.

A burly river rat scurries into the room.

A calico slender rat scurries into the room.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "See, I'm observant."

An emaciated wharf rat scurries into the room.

A patchy brown rat scurries into the room.

A buck-toothed brown rat scurries into the room.

A flea-ridden sewer rat scurries into the room.

A short-tailed black rat scurries into the room.

An oily sewer rat scurries into the room.

A wiry roof rat scurries into the room.

A short-tailed ship rat scurries into the room.

A tiny brown rat scurries into the room.

Stormyrain says, "..what in the damnation."

Taulramil says, "What the hell."

Felita says, "Lotta rats."

[Sleeping Dragon Pub]

A huge, elaborate wooden carving of a peacefully sleeping dragon stretches on the shelf behind the long, brass-railed bar from one end to the other, dominating the room. The pub is all dark wood and polished brass fixtures, and the cozy booths are upholstered in well-worn red leather that must have once been luxurious. You also see a tiny brown rat, a short-tailed ship rat, a wiry roof rat, an oily sewer rat, a short-tailed black rat, a flea-ridden sewer rat, a buck-toothed brown rat, a patchy brown rat, an emaciated wharf rat, a calico slender rat, a burly river rat, a dusky sewer rat, a dirty black rat, a fluffy wharf rat, an oily wharf rat, a grizzled brown rat, a patchy ship rat, a streaked black rat, a buck-toothed river rat, a bristly sewer rat, a flea-ridden roof rat, a greasy sewer rat, a massive snowy white tiger, a spotted great horned owl that is flying around, the Sareyna disk, the icy blue Jiarine disk, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, the Taulramil disk, the Ithilwyn disk and an elderly bartender.

Also here: Caihtlybria who is sitting, High Lord Gutstorm, Diamondelille, Felita, Sareyna, Chaoswynd, Roelon, Stormyrain, Lord Lycurgus, Pukk, Sockmo, Lord Chamorr, Kippe, Mayor Leafiara, Yakushi, Jiarine, Great Lady Ithilwyn, Squire Legionnaire Taulramil, Xorus, Magister Raelee

Roelon deeply says, "The army arrives."

Leafiara calmly explains, "The Gutstorm army."

Pukk says, "I knew it. All these rats. That can mean only one thing."

Jiarine says, "This is disgusting."

Pukk exclaims, "There is more imps around here!"

Felita says, "Ye brunged yer troops."

Leafiara says, "For those who haven't heard of Amos before, he's a new citizen expanding his business here."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr asks, "Shoot critters?"

Pukk recites:

"Gutstorm and Felita sitting in a tree...."

Inck asks, "Did I miss it?"

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Wot a hand Pylon?"

Leafiara says, "He dropped by my office a few weeks ago to offer merchant services."

Felita says, "Sillie Pukk."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "Ooh can I see that pylon?"

Leafiara admits, "I too am curious who exactly managed to... figure out how to downsize these."

Felita says, "Oo neat things onn menoo."

Speaking suddenly to Sockmo, Leafiara says, "Oh, in response to your earlier question... no, no further findings from investigations yet."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Yakushi, shell me a rat."

Amos wanders in through the archway, his keen gold-ringed green eyes surveying the room and he grins wide. His thick deep burgundy hair shifts as he approaches, flowing like a mahogany mane. He walks along the length of the sleeping dragon carving and comes to a stop near one of the well-worn red leather booths.

Speaking amiably to Amos, Leafiara exclaims, "Good eve to you once again!"

Felita says, "Good eves to you toos."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Itsh Famoush Amosh."

Zhagen says, "Why are there so many rats in this pub."

Amos flashes a wide grin.

Amos says, "Good evening all."

Speaking thoughtfully to Amos, Cruxophim muses, "Nice necklace."

Zhagen says, "I should complain."

Jiarine says, "The pub is filthy."

>l amos

You see Lord Amos.

He appears to be a Giantman.

He appears to be in the prime of life. He has keen gold-ringed green eyes and tanned skin. He has long, very thick deep burgundy hair draping down over his shoulders like a mahogany mane. He has a muscular face, a broad nose and a trimmed reddish-brown beard.

He is in good shape.

He is wearing a stained necklace of yellowed lion's teeth, a flowing black bear hide greatcloak, a fur-lined worn leather pack, some fitted light grey leathers, some thick steel-banded gauntlets, an oiled dark leather belt, and some heavy steel-toed boots.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Dey firshty and need a drink."

Amos says, "So very welcoming, every time."

Speaking heartily to Amos, Chamorr says, "You is pretty tough, huh."

Amos grins at Chamorr.

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara mentions, "Apologies, incidentally--we haven't yet been able to give Thadston your regards since we've been faced with more... pressing legal matters." [OOC note: bit off the record, as it were, but as mentioned earlier, Amos did an L/D merchant session a couple weeks before this during which he briefly hinted at history with Thadston and said one day he'd tell us a story about him; he ended the night by saying to tell Thadston hello from "the Lion"]

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Im more consherned bout da tiger den da ratsh."

Amos starts chuckling at Leafiara!

Leafiara grins at Amos.

Speaking heartily to Pukk, Chamorr says, "I could take im."

Amos says, "The broken knight will be just fine without my regards."

Leafiara nods at Amos.

Amos says, "He would likely spit them back at you."

Speaking deeply to Gutstorm, Roelon says, "She won' eat them rats. She prefers bandits."

Amos chuckles.

Diamondelille says, "Good fer kickin out Riffs an Raffs."

Leafiara concedes, "Well, spitting was most of what he did last night, so... yeah, likely."

Felita takes a drink from her lemon gin fizz.

Felita says, "Thas good."

Amos moves to sit in one of the largest booths available and turns sideways, his large legs out towards the room and he leans forward, facing the crowd.

Jiarine asks, "Can you put your damn rodents away before they start trying to eat each other?"

Speaking to a patchy ship rat, Rysolee says, "No."

[Sleeping Dragon Pub]

A huge, elaborate wooden carving of a peacefully sleeping dragon stretches on the shelf behind the long, brass-railed bar from one end to the other, dominating the room. The pub is all dark wood and polished brass fixtures, and the cozy booths are upholstered in well-worn red leather that must have once been luxurious. You also see a cloud greatfang, the Rawdune disk, the sparkling Rysolee disk, a tiny brown rat, a short-tailed ship rat, a wiry roof rat, an oily sewer rat, a short-tailed black rat, a flea-ridden sewer rat, a buck-toothed brown rat, a patchy brown rat, an emaciated wharf rat, a calico slender rat, a burly river rat, a dusky sewer rat, a dirty black rat, a fluffy wharf rat, an oily wharf rat, a grizzled brown rat, a patchy ship rat, a streaked black rat, a buck-toothed river rat, a bristly sewer rat, a flea-ridden roof rat, a greasy sewer rat, a massive snowy white tiger, a spotted great horned owl that is flying around, the Sareyna disk, the icy blue Jiarine disk, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, the Taulramil disk, the Ithilwyn disk and an elderly bartender.

Also here: Cruxophim, Zhagen, Falvicar who is sitting, Great Lady Delilahrae, Nixlsplixt, Draccor, Xayd, Rasson, Yakushi, Rawdune, Tymbir, Inck, Lord Thrassus, Lady Rysolee, Caihtlybria who is sitting, High Lord Gutstorm, Diamondelille, Felita, Sareyna, Chaoswynd, Roelon, Stormyrain, Lord Lycurgus, Pukk, Sockmo, Lord Chamorr, Kippe, Mayor Leafiara, Jiarine, Great Lady Ithilwyn, Squire Legionnaire Taulramil, Xorus, Magister Raelee, Lord Amos

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "No."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I heard he has great cookies."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara adds, "Oh, welcome again to the Landing, by the way. And I hope you're enjoying your citizenship."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "Excuse the wounds and mess I bring in, just rescued some prisoners from the krolvin."

Amos says, "I have not seen this many rats since Dunrith Malwind last held court."

Amos holds his sides and lets out a rumbling belly laugh.

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil says, "So that's how you get an edge over us."

Draccor darkly asks, "We need more rats?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil says, "Offer citizenship for spins."

Taulramil exclaims, "Touchee!"

Speaking to Amos, Pukk says, "We get a sudden influx of rats every time the imps come to town."

Diamondelille says, "Standin er sittin."

Speaking musingly to Taulramil, Leafiara says, "Okay, let's give that a shot."

Leafiara takes off a vaalin-swept illthorn leaf pin.

Amos sits down.

Leafiara places her illthorn leaf pin flat on her palm and gives it a brisk spin. The illthorn leaf pin twirls around in a blur for a few seconds before coming to rest pointing directly at Cruxophim. Cruxophim wins!

Speaking amusedly to Taulramil, Leafiara says, "Too late, he's already a citizen."

Speaking heartily to Pukk, Chamorr asks, "Is he an Imp?"

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Rat fight!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil says, "That's rigged."

Amos says, "So I will begin some work soon. So listen, I do not like to repeat myself."

Draccor darkly says, "My rat is mean."

Amos says, "And if the rats make too much noise, I will snap some necks. Then the rats."

Amos smirks.

Diamondelille says, "My kinna Barkeep."

Speaking heartily to Amos, Chamorr says, "Boulder duel."

Draccor darkly says, "Ok splinter stop."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Dat rat ish vishish."

Amos says, "I will call your name, or primarily point at you, so you can introduce yourself to me."

Felita says, "Me likes these fizzy things."

Draccor darkly says, "Ok all good."

Amos says, "You will tell me your name, and something interesting about you, or this town. Then I will lighten or deepen an item for you, or customize a hand-pylon if you have one. How do I customize them? Their general look, or I can change the colors that flare when they fire."

Amos says, "Fortunately for me, and business, I am the only one with such a talent to do so."

Pukk says, "Great way to make money."

Amos says, "It is the only way."

Amos nods at Pukk.

Leafiara approvingly says, "I like it."


Raelee's Work (and asides with Leafiara regarding Thadston)

Amos points at Raelee.

Raelee takes a moment to observe Amos.

Raelee says, "... fine, then."

Speaking to Amos, Raelee says, "Raelee Svala, Magister."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara whispers aloud, "At least you started with a friendly one."

Speaking to Amos, Pukk says, "She will have a essay about her life."

Speaking to Pukk, Raelee says, "And I will not, because the details of my life are not the business of anyone here."

Amos leans forward.

Amos glances at Raelee.

Speaking heartily to Pukk, Chamorr says, "She must has alotta secrets."

Speaking drunkenly to Raelee, Gutstorm says, "Tell him how you caushed da cataclyshm deshtroyed Sholhaven abour 18 yearsh ago."

Pukk says, "Two essays worth."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Raelee says, "Fine."

Amos seems to be waiting for something.

Leafiara surprisedly says, "Oh, excellent, always love hearing this one."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Raelee says, "I did not cause the cataclysm, it was ten years ago, but I did indirectly put the town of Solhaven completely under water for a week once."

Umbazi says, "I've never heard this one."

Speaking to Amos, Raelee says, "What I told him."

Raelee glances at Gutstorm.

Speaking to Amos, Pukk says, "She wanted to take a bath and things got out of hand."

Amos says, "The shame is it didn't stay that way."

Amos smirks.

Leafiara calmly notes, "Accidents happen."

Amos asks, "Now what can I do for you, Havensinker?"

Raelee removes a ghostly white hand-held pylon from in her supple leather satchel.

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Me fink her lasht werds were, wot does dish fing do?"

Raelee offers Amos a ghostly white hand-held pylon.

Speaking approvingly to Raelee, Leafiara says, "Oh, that's a good one."

Speaking bemusedly to Raelee, Cruxophim mutters, "Sinkhaven."

Pukk says, "Raerae the Havensinker."

Leafiara adds, "The nickname, but the pylon too, sure."

Pukk says, "I like that."

Speaking heartily to Amos, Chamorr says, "She was a sorcerer's apprentice at the time."

Amos accepts Raelee's hand-held pylon.

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Hey Havenshinker, buy me a drink?"

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

Speaking amusedly to Raelee, Leafiara says, "Oh, that one's never going away now."

Amos says, "So tell me, of this broken knight, and your legal woes."

Amos nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara nods at Amos.

Amos says, "I enjoy a good story nearly as much as a good hunt."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Huntin da fairer shex ish da besht kinna hunt."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "Broken night?"

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara says, "Well, you see, our unfortunate knight has come back from an extended stay in thhe dangerous Bleaklands with... some sort of ethereal voice or being attached to him."

Pukk says, "Oh, Thaddy Daddy."

Leafiara continues, "He insists he's fine, his captains beg to differ--many others beg to differ..."

Leafiara looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk says, "Great name for him by the way."

Amos says, "He has traded the spirits for a spirit. How ironic."

Felita says, "I tink he has a spook tailin withem."

Leafiara says, "And so it came to a head with a hearing last night."

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Didnt Amosh shay lasht time he vishit he not like Fadshtin?"

Leafiara says, "Now we await the Judge's verdict on if he's fit to serve as marshal, after hearing everyone's testimony."

Leafiara thoughtfully taps a finger against her lips.

Speaking to Amos, Thrassus asks, "You mean he used to have a drinking habit?"

Speaking to Thrassus, Leafiara agrees, "Good catch."

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor asks, "Don't we all?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Good habitsh are hard to break."

Amos offers Raelee a ghostly white hand-held pylon.

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara notes, "You did promise a story about Thadston one night."

Leafiara grins at Amos.

Raelee accepts Amos's hand-held pylon.

Speaking heartily to Gutstorm, Chamorr says, "I dont have a drinkin problem, aint spilt a drop in years."

Speaking drunkenly to Raelee, Gutstorm asks, "Kin ye shoot me wif dat, and doesh it tickle?"

Leafiara quickly says, "Though it needn't be tonight. Concentrating on business is highly important too, of course."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Raelee says, "I *could* shoot you with it, yes."

Amos says, "He did, indeed."

Amos nods at Thrassus.

Speaking helpfully to Gutstorm, Leafiara says, "If you volunteer to be shot and dismiss any ensuing charges, she can demonstrate."

Speaking dryly to Amos, Raelee says, "... and I do hope that was informative enough."


Taulramil's Work

Amos points at Taulramil.

Draccor darkly says, "Well at least hes not on the floor killing other rats."

Leafiara adds, "I have to admit, proboably what surprises me most about the hearing is that I'm apparently the only mayor who's invoked a review of a town council member in the Judge's lifetime."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Draccor says, "And made me town constable."

Leafiara wryly says, "And to think, on inauguration day Thadston said he hoped I wouldn't be a stubborn mayor and I told him I'm easygoing."

Raelee states, "I will return."

Amos peers quizzically at Taulramil.

Speaking flatly to Leafiara, Kippe says, "Troublemaker."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Yooz made da right call, een if yer a pawn for da rooksh."

Amos asks, "Do you speak?"

Taulramil says, "Oh."

Taulramil nods.

Taulramil smiles at Amos.

Draccor darkly asks, "Or is that next term?"

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "I Am Squire Legionnaire Taulramil."

Leafiara amiably assures, "There are no Rook allies in here. ...except maybe Pukk."

Leafiara adds, "Okay, definitely Pukk."

Pukk asks, "Who me?"

Draccor darkly asks, "And?"

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "Couple neat things about me, I'm about to get married."

Leafiara says, "Okay, fine, Draccor too."

Chamorr heartily says, "Pukk is Mother."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Just for that..."

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara scolds, "No, we concluded last night that I'm Mother."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "And I was arena champion first time in Duskruin Arena."

Speaking drunkenly to Taulramil, Gutstorm exclaims, "Congratchamatashinsh!"

Taulramil nods at Amos.

Amos nods at Taulramil.

Leafiara grins at Taulramil.

Taulramil grins at Leafiara.

Speaking to Taulramil, Umbazi says, "Congratulations."

Pukk recites:

"There once was a knight named Thaddy

Got lost and became a mad laddy

Heard a ghostly voice in his lust

He lost the town's trust

and now people thinks he is Leafi's sugar daddy"

Amos says, "A worthwhile thing to celebrate indeed. Your wedding too."

Amos smirks.

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Draccor says, "You know i always support the mayor."

Pukk says, "There."

Speaking to Taulramil, Umbazi says, "Congratulations."

Leafiara says, "Mother is another Leafiara who Pylasar has brought back from the future, obviously."

Amos says, "I have had my share of arenas."

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor says, "I'll duel ya in the arena."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "Fun stuff that."

Draccor grins slowly.

Raelee offers Amos a ghostly white hand-held pylon.

Amos glances at Draccor.

Amos says, "I have had my share."

Amos declines Raelee's offer.

Draccor offers Amos a mug of Locksmehr porter.

Amos declines Draccor's offer.

Amos glances at Taulramil.

Amos asks, "What do you wish done?"

Taulramil offers Amos some dark vultite full plate.

Amos accepts Taulramil's vultite full plate.

Taulramil says, "Can you lighten that for me."

Amos offers Taulramil some dark vultite full plate.

Amos nods.

Taulramil accepts Amos's vultite full plate.

Taulramil bows to Amos.

Pukk is admiring Leafiara.

Pukk says, "Maybe we can get him to lighten Leafi."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "Thank you."

Leafiara offhandedly says, "If he's going to lighten any person, maybe start with Helga..."

Amos says, "There is no cost this night."

Amos nods at Taulramil.

Taulramil nods at Amos.

Amos says, "My work here tonight is to gain favor more than anything."

Amos flashes a wide grin.

Amos asks, "Connections are an importat part of business and community, is it not?"

Speaking to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Pukk asks, "I suppose you have a bunch of pylons hidden in your wings....doncha?"

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil asks, "Favor for what may I inquire?"


Ithilwyn's Introduction (and asides with Draccor regarding the Black Hand)

Amos points at Ithilwyn.

Draccor darkly says, "Connections."

Ithilwyn blinks.

Ithilwyn curtsies to Amos.

Diamondelille says, "Maybe he's Volner."

Speaking understandingly to Amos, Leafiara says, "Indeed, I know it well. I sell chrisms in my shop more inexpensively than anyone else, and just look at where I am now."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "You should take a trip to Ta'Vaalor the kind has opened the gates to others and is encouraging trade."

Leafiara adds, "Though of course it's not entirely attributable to that."

Speaking to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Pukk asks, "Oh, you don't need pylons? You just look at stuff and they die?"

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "Your skill and a new city to take it too."

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor says, "The Black Hand Trading Company would love to do business with you."

Amos says, "I am fine just where I am at."

Amos nods at Taulramil.

Amos turns an inquisitive ear toward Draccor.

Amos says, "Tell me, of this Black Hand Trading company."

Draccor nods at Amos.

Amos points at Ithilwyn.

Amos peers quizzically at Ithilwyn.

Ithilwyn curtsies to Amos.

Amos asks, "M'Lady, you wish work?"

Ithilwyn softly says, "I am Ithilwyn, Handmaiden to the Argent Mirror."

Pukk says, "The black hand is about a man who never washed his hands..."

'Ithilwyn softly says, "I do not, but it is lovely to meet you, sir."

Ithilwyn smiles at Amos.

Amos says, "By all means..."

Amos pushes himself up and out of the booth.

Amos stands up.

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor says, "The Black Hand Trading Company deals with all kind of goods, and other things."

Amos leans forward, taking Ithilwyn's small hand and grasps it in his large grip. He kisses her hand and grins.

Ithilwyn blushes a soft apricot hue to the tips of her ears.

Ithilwyn curtsies to Amos.

Taulramil raises an eyebrow in Amos's direction.

Speaking to Ithilwyn, Pukk asks, "I bet that beard tickled...didn't it?"

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor says, "Think of the grey area."

Ithilwyn glances at Pukk.

Speaking to Taulramil, Delilahrae says, "He will mush you."

Speaking cautiously to Amos, Taulramil says, "Careful giant, she is my future wife."

Ithilwyn smiles at Taulramil.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me hope he no kish my hand, he dun wanna know war me han hash been."

Ithilwyn softly says, "He is being a gentleman."

Draccor nods at Amos.

Speaking wryly to Gutstorm, Leafiara agrees, "Yeah, none of us do."

Ithilwyn smiles at Taulramil.

Speaking heartily to Pukk, Chamorr says, "He kin kiss my butt."

Amos says, "You will send my regards to the Argent Mirror, yes? Tell her there will come a season when the Lion makes his way to her Shining City."

Speaking to Chamorr, Pukk asks, "You want his beard to tickle your butt?"

Ithilwyn softly says, "I shall."

Speaking to Chamorr, Pukk says, "Kinky."

Ithilwyn beams happily at Amos!

Amos grins at Thrassus.

Taulramil nods at Ithilwyn.

Ithilwyn walks toward Taulramil.

Ithilwyn smiles at Taulramil.

Ithilwyn leans softly against Taulramil.

Amos begins chuckling at Taulramil!

Taulramil smiles.

Amos says, "I will not steal your wife."

Ithilwyn grins.

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "One can not be too careful with beauty like hers."

Taulramil nods at Amos.

Ithilwyn blushes a soft apricot hue to the tips of her ears.

Amos says, "But know, there has never been a thing I sought that I did not get."

Ithilwyn blinks.

Amos says, "Fortunately for you, an elven Handmaiden is not on that list."

Amos sits down.


Leafiara's Work (and more asides with Draccor)

Amos points at Leafiara.

Leafiara nods to Amos in greeting.

Leafiara smiles.

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor asks, "You sure?"

Amos says, "Yet."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "Forgive me for my impudence of assuming you meant more than just a gentlemans' manners."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara says, "We've met before, of course, but I'm Mayor Leafiara--simply a friendly local town defender."

Leafiara offers Amos a bold red faenor hand-held pylon etched with a pure white musical note.

Leafiara adds, "And reasonably new to town, as mayors go... I've lived here less than four and a half years."

Leafiara flashes a quick grin.

Amos acceps Leafiara's hand-held pylon.

Amos says, "This is a wild town with unfortunate manners. I do not fault you."

Amos nods at Taulramil.

Amos grins at Leafiara.

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "It might be a first if you tried this time good sir."

Leafiara confidentially agrees, "Few people are bold enough to accept the job in this wild town, indeed."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "I am not one to be lightly taken."

Amos says, "Well met again Mayor. We will meet more soon, fortunately."

Leafiara nods in agreement at Amos.

Leafiara smiles.

Draccor darkly says, "That's why you work with a trading company."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara says, "As to business... in honor of the creator of the original larger pylons, I'd like to see the pylon able to shoot--say, an amethyst purple light."

Leafiara grins.

Ryjex says, "What's here."

Speaking curiously to Amos, Leafiara asks, "I'm guessing you're familiar with Pylasar's work?"

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "But enough chest beating I shall leave you be so you can continue your work for these fine people."

Speaking darkly to Ryjex, Draccor says, "Not for you."

Speaking drunkenly to Ryjex, Gutstorm says, "You dell Famoush Amosh a shtory bout yooshelf and he will fanshee up yer pylon or lighten and deepen shtuff."

Draccor darkly says, "Or that."

Ryjex says, "So many have pylons huh."

Amos asks, "This Black Hand, what goods do you deal in?"

Amos peers quizzically at Draccor.

Speaking drunkenly to Ryjex, Gutstorm says, "It dokay to embelish a lil, he neber know da troof."

Rysolee says, "Being crooked."

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor says, "Alcohol and tobacco among other things."

Amos says, "Fine things to trade."

Amos nods at Draccor.

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor says, "Profitable."

Razanetika softly exclaims, "For the love of rainbows!"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Dey look at me, dey do wot dey wanna do."

Amos says, "We will speak soon then. I will have it arranged."

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor says, "We deal with food as well, yes we can talk later."

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Razanetika says, "Send them home."

Speaking approvingly to Amos, Leafiara says, "Ah, excellent. I think you'll find the Black Hand accommodating."

Speaking drunkenly to Razanetika, Gutstorm says, "Dey been couped up fer tolong."

Amos offers Leafiara a bold red faenor hand-held pylon etched with a pure white musical note.

Leafiara accepts Amos's hand-held pylon.

Leafiara turns toward Amos and renders a sharp salute with her hand-held pylon.

Pukk says, "You know who also is accommodating? Mother Leafi."

Speaking appreciatively to Amos, Leafiara says, "Thank you kindly."

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Razanetika says, "Don make me pull out my daggers an start picking them off... one, by, one."

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "It shootsh amefysh now?"

Speaking to Gutstorm, Leafiara says, "Perhaps one day."

Leafiara raises her hand-held pylon up into the air, and it emits a bright flare of light blue light as a warning!

Pukk asks, "Blue?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Blue ish kinda close to amefysh."

Pukk says, "That is a weird purple."

Speaking softly to Sockmo, Razanetika says, "Thank you sweetly."

Leafiara says, "It shoots varying colors, since there are varying elements."

Leafiara admits, "...I'm tempted to run off and find something to shoot now just to see."

Pukk points at a tiny brown rat.

Pukk says, "Shoot it."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Razanetika says, "I'll give you 100k."

Amos motions to the shadows and from out of the corner of the pub comes a blue-cloaked woman, her hood concealing much of her face, except some wild locks of bright orange hair falling down and curling upward. Amos leans in to her and mentions something about the Black Hand Trading company. The woman nods, "We will arrange it." She leaves through the archway.

Amos nods at Draccor.


Chamorr's Work

Amos points at Chamorr.

Speaking heartily to Amos, Chamorr says, "Howdy cuz."

Pukk exclaims, "They are in cahoots!"

Amos asks, "What shall it be this night?"

Amos peers quizzically at Chamorr.

Speaking heartily to Amos, Chamorr says, "I'm Chamorr da Bear, I chews nails an spits barb wire, who are you."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara says, "I got off to something of a rough start with the Black Hand over some misunderstandings, but we've patched things up and I'm sure you'll find their services interesting. They've even gone so far as to welcome me in."

Amos says, "I am Amos, the Lion."

Amos grins at Leafiara.

Speaking heartily to Amos, Chamorr says, "I'm T'Kirem clan."

Leafiara notes, "Lions and bears and rats here tonight."

Speaking softly to herself, Razanetika says, "Now we just need a tiger an we're set."

Taulramil asks, "Is it two full moons tonight?"

Amos asks, "What shall it be this night?"

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor says, "I'm the hand man to talk to."

Chamorr nods to Amos in greeting.

Chamorr offers Amos an invar-hilted vultite katana.

Amos accepts Chamorr's vultite katana.

Amos tilts his vultite katana side to side, making the light play off it.

Chamorr heartily says, "Guess ya kin lighten it please."

Amos says, "A fine weapon."

Amos offers Chamorr an invar-hilted vultite katana.

Amos nods.

Chamorr heartily says, "Thanks."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Real men dun need weaponsh."


Sockmo's Work (and asides with Taulramil regarding the pub)

Amos points at Sockmo.

Chamorr accepts Amos's vultite katana.

Amos agrees with Gutstorm.

Speaking darkly to Gutstorm, Draccor says, "Real men are a weapon."

Amos says, "There is no greater thrill than feeling life in your hands."

Amos says, "...and crushing it."

(Sockmo draws a sock on the floor.)

Amos nods at Gutstorm.

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Like dish!"

Gutstorm pulls something out of his beard and, with an audible SQUISH, crushes it between his fingers. Almost as an afterthought, he pops it into his mouth with a gleeful grunt.

Speaking mischievously to Amos, Leafiara says, "Talkin' my language now."

(Sockmo draws a cow mooing.)

Sockmo points at himself.

Amos peers quizzically at Sockmo.

Amos furrows his brow.

Razanetika whispers something to Amos.

Amos says, "I see."

(Sockmo draws himself on the floor.)

Leafiara explains, "He's mute, so whatever he needs he might be able to draw out."

Amos nods at Sockmo.

(Sockmo brushes away his ears and mouth.)

Leafiara admits, "...though I'm having trouble following this one, exactly..."

Pukk says, "Sockmo is trying to tell us that he lost his ears and mouth one day."

Sockmo removes a burgundy rat fur quiver from his hide belt.

Amos shrugs at Sockmo.

Pukk says, "I think it was a bet...he lost them in a bet."

Sockmo offers Amos a burgundy rat fur quiver.

Amos accepts Sockmo's rat fur quiver.

Speaking softly to Pukk, Razanetika says, "He cannot hear or speak."

Amos glances at a burgundy rat fur quiver in his hand.

Leafiara slowly says, "Ahhh, I see, he's saying--"

Amos glances at a tiny brown rat.

Leafiara nods at Razanetika.

Amos glances at a short-tailed ship rat.

(Sockmo spreads his arms wide.)

Amos glances at a wiry roof rat.

Speaking to Razanetika, Pukk says, "That must be why he lost his bet."

Amos glances at an oily sewer rat.

Speaking heartily to Pukk, Chamorr says, "Lich bones, fer sure."

Amos glances at a short-tailed black rat.

Amos's entire body tenses as he tightens his grip on his rat fur quiver.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "No ratsh were hurt in da makin of dat quiver."

Draccor offers Sockmo a spiked onyx scarab.

Speaking darkly to Sockmo, Draccor says, "Its safe."

Chamorr heartily says, "Uhoh."

Sockmo accepts Draccor's onyx scarab.

Draccor darkly asks, "Wait he can't hear me right?"

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil asks, "You know the proprietor of this establishment?"

Speaking drunkenly to Draccor, Gutstorm says, "Me check."

Amos says, "With any luck, it will be me soon."

Amos nods at Taulramil.

Speaking offhandedly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "By the way, do you have any theories on Mother's identity--"

Speaking curiously to Amos, Leafiara says, "Ah, aiming high. I like it."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You."

Speaking lightly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Any *other* theories."

Speaking heartily to Amos, Chamorr says, "You should be buyin some rounds."

Amos says, "I am tall. Aiming low is nearly impossible."

Leafiara grins at Amos.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Yes, You still."

Amos offers Sockmo a burgundy rat fur quiver.

Speaking knowingly to Amos, Cruxophim remarks, "It's a nice place... bit out of the way, though."

Umbazi says, "Not many people come here."

Pukk says, "Cay is Rone and you are Mother."

Sockmo accepts Amos's rat fur quiver.

Pukk says, "Makes perfect sense."

Sockmo hugs Amos.

Amos says, "You are deaf, and cannot speak."

Sockmo attaches a burgundy rat fur quiver to his hide belt.

Amos says, "...so I did not understand want you wanted..."

Amos says, "So I did both."

Speaking amusedly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Okay, fine. I'm just collecting theories."

Amos holds his sides and lets out a rumbling belly laugh.

Diamondelille says, "Aim low on the biggies and high on the tinies."

Amos says, "Wait..."

Sockmo acts puzzled.

Amos holds out his hands out wide, then tall.

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Let me tell ya, though..."

Amos nods at Sockmo.

Speaking softly to Amos, Razanetika says, "That was most kind of you."

Sockmo bows to Amos.


Pukk's Work

Amos points at Pukk.

Amos nods at Sockmo.

Pukk lets out a cheer!

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor says, "Way to help the needy."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "If you can, you should let them know to stock some single malt scotch."

Speaking to Amos, Pukk says, "Hi! I'm Cruxophim. I like sleeping in open graves. Digging up bodies out of the graveyard, dressing them up and dragging them around town like they are alive."

The coppery barn owl hoots.

Speaking seriously to Pukk, Leafiara says, "I think Helga might be way deeper into the underground than anyone knows."

Pukk waves to Amos.

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "18 years aged I find brings the most flavor of the malt out."

'Pukk says, "Oh and I eat everything."

Felita says, "I tink Mother kibbe Edwina."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Taulramil says, "You have to tell me who makes your cologne."

Speaking darkly to Cruxophim, Draccor says, "Nail hammered."

Speaking amicably to Pukk, Cruxophim teases, "Hi, I'm Pukk... I'm begging for my flesh to be stripped from my bones and eaten in front of everyone."

Leafiara confesses, "I think she might be Surofee."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Taulramil says, "To not smell and do all that, this must be some good smelling stuff."

Pukk waves to Cruxophim.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk exclaims, "You jester you!"

Leafiara sagely says, "It all fits. Surofee's connections to the Wellington orphanage and Mother's seeming connections to children in the alleys."

Chamorr heartily says, "Oh goodness."

Amos says, "The session is a game in integrity and behaviors."

Amos says, "I already know half of your names."

Speaking to Ithilwyn, Taulramil says, "I'm still wounded."

Amos nods at Pukk.

Pukk snaps his fingers.

Pukk says, "Darn it."

Speaking to Amos, Pukk exclaims, "I didn't do it!"

Speaking wonderingly to Leafiara, Cruxophim murmurs, "Surofee? The mild-mannered matron of the Orphanage?!"

Amos asks, "Now what will you like tonight?"

Speaking in Elven, Caihtlybria softly says something you don't understand.

Speaking sincerely to Cruxophim, Leafiara assures, "Working theory, high on the list."

Felita says, "Oo wotta better cover."

Speaking softly in Elven to Amos, Caihtlybria says something you don't understand.

Pukk asks, "Well, can you deepen my toolkit?"

Pukk removes a polished black leather toolkit from his vaalin skeleton key.

Leafiara says, "Right ahead of the idea that she's Larsya from the future."

Pukk offers Amos a polished black leather toolkit.

Speaking in Elven to Caihtlybria, Taulramil says something you don't understand.

Amos accepts Pukk's black leather toolkit.

Pukk exclaims, "If you can make it shoot out purple magic too that would be great!"

Draccor darkly says, "Rainbows."

Pukk says, "If not...deepen is good."

Pukk exclaims, "Rainbows!"

Pukk agrees with Draccor.

Speaking softly to Amos, Razanetika says, "Pukk's not allowed to have magic."

Leafiara explains, "Just think about it. Larsya stalks the shadows, runs the rooftops, trains with a bow... and Mother knows how to get through the deepest parts of the outpost, perhaps because of her past memories."

Amos offers Pukk a polished black leather toolkit.

Pukk accepts Amos's black leather toolkit.

Cruxophim thoughtfully admits, "That theory... might hold water."

'Pukk exclaims, "Thanks!"

Pukk attaches a polished black leather toolkit to his vaalin skeleton key.


Lycrugus' Work

Amos points at Lycurgus.

Lycurgus squeaks oddly.

Felita says, "Oo aye and the odder nite she was teefin pockets."

Speaking agreeably to Felita, Leafiara says, "Exactly."

Lycurgus softly says, "Ise Lycurgus. Imse a mage in trainings."

Lycurgus blushes a glowing shade of red.

Draccor darkly says, "Full pockets are a thieves best friend."

Lycurgus squeaks oddly.

Amos asks, "Who is training you?"'

Amos peers quizzically at Lycurgus.

Draccor darkly says, "So I heard."

Lycurgus softly says, "Imse trainins myself."

Leafiara teasingly says, "Larsya learned better than to try that on me, at least. Doomstones for the discerrning individual."

Amos says, "That seems ill-fated."

Draccor darkly asks, "Deftones?"

Lycurgus softly says, "I tries to light things on fire."

Lycurgus squeaks oddly.

Amos asks, "What shall I do for you this night?"

Amos peers quizzically at Lycurgus.

Lycurgus rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Lycurgus beams!

Lycurgus unfastens the obsidian wolf clasp and removes his onyx fur cloak, glancing around expectantly as if waiting for someone to come and hang it up for him. He lays the cloak neatly across his arm with a grumble.

Lycurgus softly asks, "Can yous lighten this fors me?"

Lycurgus softly says, "Its heavies."

Lycurgus offers Amos a long onyx fur cloak draped with narrow chains on the shoulders.

Amos accepts Lycurgus's onyx fur cloak.

Amos offers Lycurgus a long onyx fur cloak draped with narrow chains on the shoulders.

Amos nods.

Lycurgus accepts Amos's onyx fur cloak.

Lycurgus softly exclaims, "Thank yous!"


Felita's Work

Amos points at Felita.

Felita says, "Oo me."

Felita giggles.

Speaking drunkenly to Amos, Gutstorm says, "Call her bebbe."

Felita says, "Ise Felita Emeradwyng an Ise a picker."

Amos says, "The night is getting late. I've some very important meetings tomorrow. Shortly, I will reduce my work to only those with hand-pylons seeking a flare of customization."

Felita says, "Once when turkeys was imbadin, I kilt the Champion of the turkeys."

Felita lets out a cheer!

Amos says, "But worry not, you will see more and more and more of me."

Speaking in Elven, Caihtlybria softly says, "Hmm."

Speaking to Felita, Pukk exclaims, "You turkey killer!"

Felita giggles.

Amos points at Felita.

Speaking to Felita, Pukk says, "Is okay. I killed some really big storks once."

Amos peers quizzically at Felita.

Felita removes a dark leather locksmith's toolkit from her black leather sheath.

Felita asks, "Kin ye make dis deepener?"

Felita offers Amos a dark leather locksmith's toolkit.

Chamorr heartily says, "Its late."

Speaking drunkenly to Felita, Gutstorm says, "If yooz cut a hole in da bottom it will be SHOOPA deep."

Felita giggles.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Helga can't be Mother. Mother is too clean to be Helga. I still say you are Mother. Cay is Rone and Chamorr is ugly."

Radeek mutters, "Damn place be over run wit' rats..tis a damned inf'station fer sure."

Amos accepts Felita's locksmith's toolkit.

Speaking heartily to Amos, Chamorr says, "Boulder, anytime."

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor asks, "What about talk of trading?"

Speaking heartily to Amos, Chamorr says, "Good meeting ya."

Speaking amusedly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Helga's definitely not Mother, right."

Amos says, "Our meeting will occur soon."

Amos nods at Draccor.

Draccor bows to Amos.

Chamorr heartily says, "Night ya hooligans."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Yes Mother."

Speaking suspiciously to Pukk, Leafiara says, "But the connections I've been able to think of..."

Leafiara flips through the pages of her book with an anxious fervor, muttering to herself about elaborate and heretofore unseen connections between underworld figures and resourceful bar wenches.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I see you didn't disagree that Chamorr is ugly."

Speaking darkly to Amos, Draccor says, "I look forward to it, have a good night."

Amos offers Felita a dark leather locksmith's toolkit.

Felita smiles hopefully.

Amos says, "To you the same."

Felita accepts Amos's locksmith's toolkit.

Felita glances at a dark leather locksmith's toolkit in her hand as if it really needs a hug.

Felita says, "Thankee."


Hand Pylon Work and Questions

Amos asks, "Now, is there anyone here with a hand-pylon who wishes some work?"

Zhagen raises his hand.

Ziostradh glances at Amos and raises his hand.

Tymbir raises her hand.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Oh yeah and Razanetika is a cutie."

Inck raises his hand-held pylon skyward!

Amos points at Zhagen.

Zhagen presses a small rune on the back of his hand-held pylon, causing the hardened metal band to retract from his forearm. The pylon drops into his waiting hand.

Speaking fondly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "That she is."

Speaking drunkenly to Pukk, Gutstorm says, "Im cuter den Raz."

Cruxophim removes a shadowy black hand-held pylon from in his articulated gauntlets.

Cruxophim deftly spins the pylon in his grip, twirling it once before it comes to a stop and points outward.

Cruxophim shows Amos his hand-held pylon.

Felita says, "Thankee Misser Lord Amos."

Zhagen says, "Hey, I am an up and coming alchemist who is generally unlucky."

Zhagen says, "Until I am not."

Lycurgus softly says, "Thank yous for the service."

Amos peers quizzically at Zhagen.

Zhagen ponders.

Zhagen offers Amos a shadowy black hand-held pylon.

Draccor darkly says, "Night all."

In a fair imitation of Cruxophim, speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Pukk did a good imitation of me. That Pukk is awesome."

Amos says, "These are such a fascinating creation. I am told they were not easy to originally create. Fortunately, I own their entire market now."

Amos accepts Zhagen's hand-held pylon.

Speaking to Amos, Raelee asks, "And how is that?"

Speaking curiously to Amos, Leafiara asks, "Do you know who we can credit their creation to?"

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Wot do they do?"

Speaking affably to Amos, Cruxophim suggests, "Should go into business with the Magister, she's a local fixture... much to her dismay."

Amos says, "I do."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Leafiara explains, "They convert elemental essences into... magical blasts."

Speaking drunkenly to Leafiara, Gutstorm asks, "Dey kil shtuff?"

Inck says, "You should open a shop where we could aquire essence regularly and reliably."

Gutstorm removes some essence of water from in his ruddy red bodice.

Amos offers Zhagen a shadowy black hand-held pylon.

Zhagen accepts Amos's hand-held pylon.

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Dish kinna eshensh?"

Zhagen says, "Thank you."

Speaking agreeably to Gutstorm, Leafiara exclaims, "Yep!"

Amos says, "How is anything, ever, Magister Raelee."

Amos says, "Everyone has a price."

Amos says, "Even you."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Leafiara says, "Each one can extract 25 shots."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "I thank you for the work on my plate armor and for your time to work for us."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Neat."

Amos asks, "Who is next, with a pylon?"

Amos nods at Taulramil.

Amos bows.

Inck raises his hand.

Tymbir raises her hand.

Cruxophim shows Amos his hand-held pylon.

Speaking to Amos, Raelee says, "Perhaps a more apt question, then - how did you learn to work on them? Knowledge and skill are rarely just paid for."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "I wish you well on your travels Lord Amos."

Amos points at Inck.

Inck hoots.

Amos nods at Taulramil.

Inck offers Amos a shadowy black hand-held pylon.

Amos accepts Inck's hand-held pylon.

Pukk says, "Raerae's price is a magic tome that nobody has ever seen before."

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "How much dem fingsh cosht?"

Inck says, "I am Inck... Inck Stayn."

Inck says, "More fortunately named than my brother Shiite."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Leafiarra says, "10,000 bloodscrip to fire one essence at a time, then another 10,000 bloodscrip for each other essence you want to fire at a time up to four."

Inck says, "I enjoy all things dark and dead."

Inck says, "And some thing otherwise."

Amos grins at Raelee.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Dem ratsh shore are quiet tonite."

Zhagen says, "More rats than people here."

Speaking to Zhagen, Pukk says, "Yeah, they came from the outpost."

Zhagen says, "That is why I moved east."

Pukk exclaims, "Good night all!"

Gutstorm prods his gargoyle necklace, and the gargoyle suddenly leaps into the air and emits a huge gout of flame into the air ahead of you! As you watch, the flame molds itself into rough letters, and can just barely be made out. It reads, "U FEER DRED LORD!". After a moment, the flames vanish, and the gargoyle returns to its original position atop Gutstorm's necklace.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Oh dere we go."

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

Inck grins at Amos.

Speaking to a brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords, Zhagen says, "Please clean up this place, you are our only hope."

Zhagen says, "Get em."

Amos offers Inck a long silver hand-held pylon with a laughing skull etched into the grip.

Inck hoots.

Inck accepts Amos's hand-held pylon.

Inck turns to Amos and cheers!

Inck says, "Thanks so much."

Inck says, "Excellent work."

Momentarily revealing the small wrist sheath hidden underneath his sleeve, Inck deftly sheathes his hand-held pylon, concealing both it and the sheath once more.

Amos asks, "Who else has a pylon who seeks work?"

Tymbir raises her hand.

Amos points at Tymbir.

Cruxophim raises his hand.

Tymbir smiles.

Tymbir offers Amos a runic hand-held pylon.

Inck says, "Stay safe, all."

Tymbir quietly says, "Tymbir luark."

Tymbir nods to Amos in greeting.

Amos accepts Tymbir's hand-held pylon.

Tymbir ponders.

Xorus says, "There was once a man in a wheelchair in town who mounted pylons on ships as cannons. Thadston punched him in the face."

Leafiara wistfully says, "Ah, good times."

Speaking wryly to Xorus, Cruxophim mutters, "Yes, well."

Leafiara muses, "Broke his nose if I recall."

Amos says, "To answer your question Magister..."

Amos nods at Raelee.

Xorus says, "Knocked it right over."

Amos says, "I have learned to manipulate them in a way, that allows a change of color. A few touch ups here and there."

Amos says, "Creating them? I could not do."

Tymbir quietly asks, "What sort of touch ups?"

Tymbir ponders.

Speaking pointedly to Amos, Raelee says, "The question was 'how'."

Amos says, "Why, from those who could before me."

Leafiara amusedly says, "A businessman can't reveal all his secrets."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Why ish da shky bloo, why doesh Crux shmell, shum fingsh jush cant be anshered."

Raelee asks, "And who would they be?"

Amos begins chuckling at Raelee!

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "And the scholar asks anyway."

Speaking to Raelee, Leafiara relents, "Fair enough."

Amos says, "Cute."

Umbazi says, "Well, that is the only way to learn."

Amos says, "Direct questions may have worked in the streets of Nydds or the corners of the Swale...."

Leafiara gently says, "Might as well ask restaurants for their recipes. That won't happen either unless you work for them."

Amos asks, "But where is the thrill in the hunt, if I give you such so freely?"

Amos peers quizzically at Raelee.

Amos shakes his head, clucking his tongue.

Speaking to Amos, Raelee says, "Some value thrill, others efficiency... for the hunt is endless."

Leafiara dreamily says, "She does make a good point about endless hunts."

Amos offers Tymbir a runic hand-held pylon.

Tymbir accepts Amos's hand-held pylon.

Tymbir quietly says, "Thanks."

Tymbir carefully inspects her hand-held pylon.

Amos says, "A true hunt is never endless."

Amos asks, "Who else, has a pylon who seeks work?"

Leafiara says, "But there are always further things to hunt."

Amos points at Cruxophim.

Cruxophim offers Amos a shadowy black hand-held pylon.

Amos accepts Cruxophim's hand-held pylon.

Speaking to Amos, Raelee says, "The true end of the hunt is omniscience, but as omniscience represents an infinite value, the path to achieving it is also infinite."

Leafiara approvingly says, "Now that's some philosophically beautiful axiomatic musing."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "All me heard wash blah blah blah."

Speaking amusedly to Raelee, Cruxophim compliments, "Fitting."

Amos grins at Raelee.

Amos says, "You said a lot of things I will just pretend to agree with."

Amos shrugs at Raelee.

Cruxophim amicably admits, "That's how it often goes."

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Sho if inifnity plush infinity equalsh inifinity, doesh dat mean infinity equalsh zero?"

Speaking confidentially to Raelee, Leafiara confides, "Best words I've ever heard coming out of your mouth, I gotta admit--"

Zhagen says, "Good night everyone."

Speaking musingly to Gutstorm, Leafiara says, "Well, there are no gradations of infinity, as it were, but I think the better question regards infinitesimals and zero..."

Leafiara suddenly says, "...I swear, the things I blurt out at 3 in the morning."

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "... it is but a point of in the foundation of the philosophy of knowledge."

Amos offers Cruxophim a shadowy black hand-held pylon.

Cruxophim accepts Amos's hand-held pylon.

Xorus says, "There are lesser and greater infinities."

Cruxophim turns to Amos and cheers!

Speaking wistfully to Raelee, Leafiara says, "I know, but I didn't realize you were studied in that. It's good to know."

Amos asks, "Any more present with pylons?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "We kin pretend me pouch ish a pylon."

Cruxophim runs the tips of his fingers along the grooves of his hand-held pylon, tracing the barren runes.

Amos grins at Gutstorm.

Umbazi says, "I thought that by definition, infinity could not be lesser or greater, being, after all, infinite."

Speaking softly in Elven to Amos, Caihtlybria says, "I just wanted my cloak lighted deepend."

Amos stands up.

Speaking neutrally to Leafiara, Raelee says, "I am studied in a great variety of things, as mandated by the aforementioned philosophy."

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

Leafiara distractedly says, "I suppose there are lesser or greater infinities in the sense that there are imaginary numbers--un-instantiable logical constructs as it were..."

Leafiara wryly mutters, "Yeah, maybe I need to get to bed after this."

Speaking to Leafiara, Cruxophim laments, "I am hungry."

Leafiara pronounces, "And I meant un-instantiatable."

Gutstorm sings with jollity to Cruxophim:

"Im hungry

Im in da mood

Feed me feed me

I need FOOOOOD"

Amos says, "It has been a treasure tonight."

Amos says, "We will see more of each other."

Amos says, "Good evening."

Speaking approvingly to Amos, Leafiara says, "We'll look forward to it."

Speaking quietly to herself, Raelee remarks, "... interesting."

Speaking affably to Amos, Cruxophim agrees, "We welcome the business."

Leafiara adds, "And good eve!"

Cruxophim affably wishes, "Goodnight, all!"

Xorus says, "There is an infinity of numbers that may be counted, but an uncountable infinity between any two parts of it."

Amos kicks a rat across the room as he walks out through the archway.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Poor lil fellers."