A Knight To Remember - 5120-09-15 - Barring Further Problems (log)

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Imaerasta 15-16, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • A freckle-faced young urchin boy moves through the town square toward [[Moot Hall] after briefly stopping near Mayor Leafiara, who leads on to her office to greet him. It's Acorn, recovered from when his eyes were taken and he was rescued from Quinshon! He says he sees and hears things and has some names for us of the glowing bug ladies--in other words, Amos' fireflies. Acorn says Mother says the names are free this time: Azyrial, Celadonna, and Rustilyn.
  • Drunken townspeople are heard stumbling through the streets and cheering. Acorn says that's all he has for now and asks what we want next, but before anyone can get much further--though Chandrellia does ask if he's caught word about Amos' shipments--Thadston is spotted having thrown a drunk man out the window of Helga's tavern.
  • Over at Helga's, a drunk dockworkers taunts Thadston about being a mighty knight so big to throw a mouthy man. Sareyna asks him if he's taking out the trash and he says maybe he is--so Thadston beats the dockworker up and tosses him into the street. He tells Helga he brought her some business and orders a round of drinks for everyone on him!
  • Another drunk dockworker says the Lion (Amos) claimed Thadston's had drinking problems before, but no son and wife to lose this time. Thadston gets up and cracks his knuckles, then two dockworkers and a giantman logger rise to their feet. Sleepy is there, but ignores everything as Thadston tells Captain Stormyrain to take the ones on the left and Captain Shinann to take the ones on the right--but they say they're not going to jail for him.
  • Various people try to calm the situation down, but it's to no avail as fists begin to fly in every direction. A handful of people join in while the rest try to disable with spells, and calls for town guards by the captains and mayor go unheeded. Thadston grabs Taulramil in a bearhug, but Leafi interrupts with a binding spell. She asks Helga if this has been happening off and she nods.
  • At last town guards *are* heard shouting nearby, but Thadston rushes another dockworker, who runs into the kitchen with Thadston in pursuit. Leafi binds them both again, until Thadston breaks free and tries to headbutt her. The dockworker runs off and Thadston chases to the back alley, but he's gone.
  • Thadston moves down the trapdoor to Burrow Way and jokes that it's the mayor's office. A voice from the shadows tells the "Marshal" to go home; he asks who the Marshal is and if it's Stormyrain; she says no one yet yet, but it could be Amos, Khylon, Cutlass, or Casi and we'll see.
  • Leafi tells the Rooks to back off as there'll be more violence tonight, but the voice counter-warns to go home and they won't ask again. Lylia tells Thadston his quarters at the Alabaster Spire are still available and he thanks her. Faerinn tells him she's not interested in him--
  • An arrow flies into Thadston's elbow and Leafi warns them off one last time and suggest Thadston go with Lyliai as she said, but Thadston calls for Mother, saying Leafiara wants to chat with her and maybe give her a council position. Another arrow flies through his leg; Leafi agrees with the call to bring Mother out because this has gone too far; a voice warns to leave the Marshal and they'll deal with him; everyone says no; the Rooks attack and violence ensues. Then, in the midst of the fray, the dark-clothed thugs rush into the mix to create a three-way battle.
  • Town defenders clear out the tunnels to protect Thadston and eventually return to the square, where he says, "to be fair," the Rooks did tell everyone to leave and he didn't need their help. Leafi asks if this isn't what he wanted for years, that the Rooks reveal themselves and she turns on them when she has evidence? He laughs her off and says a public outcry is not turning on them; she says she slashed two dozen of them and it's not enough?
  • Thrassus says to send the guard and militia to clear them out once and for all and Thadston agrees, saying he doesn't need to be the marshal to make that operation happen. Leafi asks Stormy if she'd be amenable to an attack on the tunnels; she says no, as they're still Landing citizens and bringing them to justice is to be done through our justice system. Leafi concludes that we wouldn't have the militia for such an operation, but Thadston challenges whether she thinks he needs a title to rally the militia. She says no, given his inner circle, and have at it since the tunnels aren't in Landing jurisdiction.
  • The familiar flicker of azure light snakes along Thadston's throat and Stormy gives him some honey mead. He kisses her on the forehead only to suddenly snarl and hiss, but then laughs it off as a jealous wife. Leafi asks Shinann if she too would not utilize the militia to attack the tunnels and she says she agrees with Stormy. Thadston muses that maybe he should become a vigilant, and for a brief moment the reflection of a pale woman appears superimposed over his face, her lips touching Thadston's ear, her fingers at his throat, and one eye squinted and staring outward. He wishes everyone a good night, Stormy gives him a last glass of whiskey for later, and he says next time just leave him down there.



Highlights - Comedic

Taulramil says, "Here is a doughnut."
Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Taulramil says, "You know you want it."
Taulramil carefully places a fresh lemon doughnut on the floor.
Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Taulramil says, "You must come speak with me, I'll make sure your pockets are full for information."
The boy says, "My pockets are already full of...you're creepy."
Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Pietra says, "Don't accept the lollipops either."
Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Something is here, something that messes with their ability to remain calm." [because we couldn't sanct]
Speaking to Chandrellia, Thrassus says, "Yes, it's called alcohol."
Speaking to Chandrellia, Pietra says, "Um, booze."
Iskandr says, "Is this an Amos thing to make his soon-to-be bar the more happening place? Because if so, this seems like way more of a fun hang."
Thadston trips over something and lands right in front of Stormyrain.
Thadston flashes a wide grin.
Stormyrain can offer Thadston only a blank expression.
Thadston asks, "Is that a mirror image spell? Or am I that far gone?"
Speaking slowly to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "Yes."


Log

Chatter 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 a cloud greatfang, a cloudy-eyed air wyrdling, a sleek white mouse, the Voreain disk, a jungle samoyed, a greater bamboo lemur that is sitting, a tiny pocket mouse, some manna bread, a large acorn, some wolifrew lichen, some light leather, some reinforced leather, a brittle crystalline stalk, a clear sapphire, some manna bread, some manna bread, a rose-marrow potion, some wolifrew lichen, some manna bread, some manna bread, an iridescent glass teacup cradled by gilded feathers, some bubbling Eldreth death-rum, a large acorn, some manna bread, some wolifrew lichen, a large acorn, a rose-marrow potion, a rose-marrow potion, some manna bread, a large acorn, a rose-marrow potion, a large acorn, a rose-marrow potion, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, the Targetina disk, an herbal remedy donation bin and some stone benches with some stuff on it.

Also here: Ellottos, Omarian, the body of High Lady Maevie who is lying down, Rawdune, Ollya, Lord Xylador, Berost, Eiraoi, Marijka, Mayor Leafiara, Yardie, Meliyara, Longstaf, Lisai, Pinson who is sitting, Gaspin, Tauthwyn, Lady Annangel, Voreain who is sitting, High Lord Draphik, Squire Legionnaire Iskandr who is sitting, Konmin, Haruna, Theona who is sitting, Letzi, Rakky, Cidven, Targetina

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 Leafiara, Marijka says, "I feel like I was supposed to remind you of something tonight."

Speaking to Marijka, you exclaim, "Yep, but it's raining!"

[General] Elphieya teases, "That's because you found the stick works better and the rest is just a suggestion."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafi!"

Yardie asks, "It's raining?"

Yardie exclaims, "I'm already wet!"

[General] Stellarra thinks, "You can get more with a kind word and a big stick than you can with just a kind word."

[General] Morofinwe thinks, "Tell them, Stellarra."

Pukk recites:

"Raelee and Kippe sitting in a tree...."

Speaking to Pukk, Reissa says, "Let yer guard down."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafi!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Reissa exclaims, "Are we in more trouble?!"

Speaking musingly to Reissa, Leafiara says, "Mm... maybe."

Reissa says, "You have to keep me safe."

Speaking to Faerinn, Iskandr says, "Been a bit, guess I haven't been to Greth's in a spell."

Speaking to Marijka, Shinann says, "I was gone on a small journey."

Speaking to Iskandr, Faerinn says, "Me too for that matter. The sea...she calls."


Speaking to Faerinn, Iskandr says, "The sea calls to everything but my bank account."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafi!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil says, "I have question about an event I'd like to try and have but I need to know who to speak with."

Speaking vaguely to Marijka, Leafiara muses, "Anyway, before *I* forget, you wanted a patrol or some such to discuss--something."

Loscar asks, "Is it Pennant Chase!?"

Speaking in Faendryl, Thrassus says something you don't understand.

Speaking curiously to Marijka, Leafiara asks, "Was it urgent?"

Iskandr says, "Again, no one ever tells me I'm wearing my damn crafting apron. Don't want to look a fool out there."

Speaking dryly to Leafiara, Marijka says, "Apparently not."

Bolts of lightning flash across the sky.

Speaking to Leafiara, Shaddyan says, "I know something you do need."

Loscar asks, "Brutus?"

Shaddyan offers Leafiara a chocolate-dipped strawberry.

Xorus says, "The lightning is never purple anymore."

Leafiara accepts Shaddyan's chocolate-dipped strawberry.

Speaking sadly to Xorus, Leafiara says, "I know."

Speaking in Faendryl, Xylador says something you don't understand.

Pukk exclaims, "Pie eater!"

Pukk turns to Pietra and cheers!

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Draught, Pukk asks, "Are you going to join Leafi too?"

Draught asks, "Hmm?"

Speaking sagely to Draught, Leafiara says, "It's raining and you know what that means. Our storm-chasing rituals."

Draught says, "I saw."

Speaking to Leafiara, Marijka asks, "Do we anticipate lightning?"

Loscar asks, "Is it raining though?"

Speaking curiously to Marijka, Leafiara says, "We already saw some."

Chandrellia softly says, "As long as it's not raining blood."

Chandrellia softly mutters, "Again."


Acorn's Return and Information

A freckle-faced young urchin boy moves slowly through the area, briefly stopping near Leafiara, then heading towards Moot Hall.

Speaking to Draught, Pukk says, "Who knows, there might be evidence that needs disappearing."

Leafiara musingly says, "...hmm."

Loscar says, "Um...it was...blood."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Check your pockets make sure you have everything."

Leafiara musingly says, "Odd."

Loscar says, "Bl..."

Loscar asks, "BllllloooooD!?"

Leafiara tentatively says, "Nothing seems amiss at least."

Xorus says, "If he had a crimson orb, he would have hugged you."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "Do you think we will see your boyfriend Rone tonight?"

Leafiara suspiciously says, "Checking through my containers..."

Speaking deeply to Pukk, Berost says, "More like her Mother."

(Leafiara pats down several articles of clothing and bags on her.)

Speaking to Berost, Pukk says, "Leafi is Mother."

Speaking to Xorus, Lylia says, "Showing off."

[travel]

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia asks, "Nothing abnormal on your persons, clothing, anything like that?"

Speaking to Bernadette, Pukk says, "It's true."

Leafiara looks at Chandrellia and shake her head.

Faerinn says, "Rone, she typically doesn't have much to say."

Chandrellia softly says, "Ok."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Not that I can see, at least this time of night."

Speaking to Pukk, Reissa asks, "Yer gonna keep me alive, right?"

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "You're right, again!"

Speaking to Bernadette, Pukk asks, "You should know! You're a Gryphon right?"

Bernadette softly says, "I am."

Speaking to Reissa, Pukk says, "Good luck with that."

Leafiara thoughtfully says, "Can head to my office just in case, I suppose."

[Mayor Leafiara's Office]

Silk-cushioned chairs surround a circular cherry red table toward the back of the room. Plush carpets of fake fur blanket the polished oak floor while myriad painted treats span the office's walls, interrupted by an oversized placard. In a back corner, above a brick fireplace, a mounted stag's head watches vigilantly from a distance over a hazelwood dart board near the entryway. A leaf-shaped window invites outside light toward a drink bar that stands beneath a painting. You also see a tiny two-tiered bookshelf and a basket of sticks.

Obvious exits: none

Chaoswynd, Draught, Sadiam, Pietra, Asben, Chandrellia, Bernadette, Dessedemona, Sareyna, Sadnama, Taulramil, Loscar, Faerinn, Reissa, Felita, Berost, Marijka, Iskandr and Pukk followed.

>l on tab

There is nothing on the table.

You hear a *snap* nearby.

>l on bar

On the drink bar:

Food/Drink [100]: a shot glass of Assassin's Poison, a thick goblet of icewine, a winter white stein of ale, a grooved glass of orange juice, a colorful cup of fruit punch, an owl-painted glass of Faendryl absinthe, a glass of refined sylvan wine, a white-edged mug of Nalfein tea, a dragon-etched bottle of scotch, a glass of pure spring water, a leaf-etched mug of hot chocolate, a flute of Dhe'nar blood wine, some vanilla ice cream sprinkled with rainbow-colored sugar (88)

Leafiara curiously says, "Hm."

Speaking to you, Reissa exclaims, "Make Pukk keep me alive, please!"

>l plac

Musical note-shaped pins keep various TownCrier articles and sketches of notable Landing figures posted to this sizable board occupying almost half the width of the wall. A veritable spiderweb of red strings connects many of the pins, physically and metaphorically linking events with intricate, if only questionably plausible, implications about correlation and causation. Most of the parchments are marked with at least one of four symbols: a check mark, an X, an N, or a tilde.

Loscar says, "I heard a snip."

Iskandr says, "Well, found what I was looking for at least."

You hear a *snap* nearby.

Loscar says, "There it was again."

Leafiara says, "Oh, that, that's just--nothing to worry about."

Draught says, "Hmm."

Loscar says, "No...I deffinately heard a snippp."

Leafiara asks, "Did anyone else... see where he went?"

Chandrellia softly says, "Just that he went east."

Speaking to Leafiara, Iskandr says, "I had assumed this was the direction as well."

[Mayor Leafiara's Office]

Silk-cushioned chairs surround a circular cherry red table toward the back of the room. Plush carpets of fake fur blanket the polished oak floor while myriad painted treats span the office's walls, interrupted by an oversized placard. In a back corner, above a brick fireplace, a mounted stag's head watches vigilantly from a distance over a hazelwood dart board near the entryway. A leaf-shaped window invites outside light toward a drink bar that stands beneath a painting. You also see a young freckle-faced boy, an amber-eyed tawny range wolf, a green-eyed grey and white kitten, the Sareyna disk, the Taulramil disk, a spotted great horned owl, a tiny two-tiered bookshelf and a basket of sticks.

Also here: Towermen, Kippe, Shinann, Chaoswynd, Draught, Sadiam, Pietra, Lord Asben, Lady in Waiting Chandrellia, Bernadette, Dessedemona, Sareyna, High Lord Sadnama, Master Taulramil, Loscar, Barrister Faerinn, Reissa, Felita, Berost, Marijka, Squire Legionnaire Iskandr, Pukk

[OOC note: he was in the room that time, but hadn't been in the room last time, so didn't see him and left the room...]

>go door

[Moot Hall, Landing]

Moonlight filters in through several windows throughout the landing of the second story of Moot Hall. The bannisters are a polished oak that run the length of the upstairs, and sweep down the staircase leading to the lobby. A sign is displayed on a glossy maoral door with a large wooden blackboard hanging next to it. You also see a polished thanot archway and the Registrar's Office.

Leafiara says, "Well.. nothing seems amiss, at least."

A young freckle....BOY WAS IN THE OFFICE.

Loscar exclaims, "Ahhhhhhh!"

[Mayor Leafiara's Office]

Silk-cushioned chairs surround a circular cherry red table toward the back of the room. Plush carpets of fake fur blanket the polished oak floor while myriad painted treats span the office's walls, interrupted by an oversized placard. In a back corner, above a brick fireplace, a mounted stag's head watches vigilantly from a distance over a hazelwood dart board near the entryway. A leaf-shaped window invites outside light toward a drink bar that stands beneath a painting. You also see an amber-eyed tawny range wolf, a young freckle-faced boy, a tiny two-tiered bookshelf and a basket of sticks.

Also here: Kippe, Shinann, Lord Kothos, Lord Thrassus, Xorus, Magister Raelee, Imperatrix Lylia

Towermen, Chaoswynd, Draught, Sadiam, Pietra, Asben, Chandrellia, Bernadette, Dessedemona, Sareyna, Sadnama, Taulramil, Loscar, Faerinn, Reissa, Felita, Berost, Marijka, Iskandr and Pukk followed.

A young freckle-faced boy slips out of the shadows.

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "Ha, whoops."

Pukk exclaims, "Wow it's so bad even the freckles are upset!"

Speaking amiably to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara says, "Good evenin' there."

The young boy exhales, "Whew. I thought you left."

Iskandr says, "Perhaps we're all a bit sleepy eyed tonight."

Speaking softly to a young freckle-faced boy, Chandrellia says, "We almost did."

Loscar whispers to the group, "Maybe he just has a stutter don't make fun of him."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Pukk says, "Did you see the freckle? It was just here."

Draught says, "Good hider."

Speaking curiously to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara asks, "What brings you here tonight, lad?"

Pietra whispers something to Pukk.

Speaking softly to a young freckle-faced boy, Chandrellia asks, "Awfully late for you to be out wandering around isn't it?"

Loscar says, "Or he got hit by some lightning and maybe THATS why Pennant Chase was canceled..."

The young boy exhales, "You move as fast as Sir Sobheart."

The boy snickers.

Speaking casually to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Nah, this town never sleeps--"

Leafiara gazes in amusement at a young freckle-faced boy.

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Pukk exclaims, "Right!"

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Taulramil says, "It's about to rain child get home soon."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk exclaims, "He said it too!"

Taulramil says, "A mouthy one."

Kothos says, "...ask his betrothed how fast he is."

Speaking coyly to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara says, "I have to do my impressions of him when he's not here."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Pukk says, "I like you already."

Taulramil says, "Must be his child."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Pukk says, "We also call him Sir Molasses."

Speaking softly to a young freckle-faced boy, Chandrellia asks, "So as the Mayor asked, what brings you out this late?"

Felita says, "An.. Sir Shiney."

The young boy indicates a worn slingshot at his side and winks at Taulramil.

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Taulramil says, "You should respect your mayor and elders."

Speaking to Taulramil, Iskandr asks, "Your friend?"

Pukk says, "The boy is already training in ranged combat."

Draught says, "Especially ordained knights."

The boy says, "Name's Acorn. I know some of you. Some of you helped save me."

Speaking surprisedly to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara says, "Oh! You're alright."

Loscar says, "I'm not entirely sure I helped with that..."

Shinann says, "I did not recognize you."

Sareyna says, "Who could forget the little nut."

Speaking to Loscar, Reissa says, "Pretty sure I did not."

Taulramil says, "Here is a doughnut."

Speaking pleasedly to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara says, "It's been quite a while. Some of us were worried you'd, well, never recover."

The boy says, "I have eyeballs ma'am." [I assume a response to Shinann, but unclear]

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Taulramil says, "You know you want it."

Taulramil carefully places a fresh lemon doughnut on the floor.

Shinann gazes thoughtfully at a young freckle-faced boy.

Speaking slowly to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara says, "Yeah, that's the thing we were worried about after Quinshon got you."

Lylia says, "The better to see us with, my dear."

Draught says, "Cheeky little fellow."

The boy says, "I see lots of things and hear lots of things."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara says, "A shame Bekke isn't here--we'll have to get word to her."

The boy says, "I miss Bekke. Give her a hug for me."

Speaking curiously to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara asks, "Anyway, did you want to pass some of these things on, then?"

Pukk says, "Ooh gossip."

Loscar asks, "Who's Bekke?"

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Taulramil says, "You must come speak with me, I'll make sure your pockets are full for information."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Pukk says, "Tell us more."

The boy says, "My pockets are already full of...you're creepy."

Speaking to Loscar, Leafiara says, "She's another Magister from our town--well, I should say, *actually* from our town, unlike Raelee."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Iskandr says, "Yeah, you're quite good with the run around, get to the meat of things."

Taulramil drops a coin.

Taulramil winks.

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Pietra says, "Don't accept the lollipops either."

Loscar says, "Wasn't Rae the one who accidently shot me in the back of the head with lightning."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Pukk says, "Sounds like he is trying to lure you into a room with promises of candy and silvers."

The boy says, "I got some names for you."

Speaking to Pietra, Taulramil says, "You know from experience eh."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Dessedemona says, "Or doughnuts."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Thrassus asks, "How exactly did you get your eyes back?"

Speaking slowly to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara asks, "...okay, names of what and why?"

Reissa aims carefully, throws a hammered copper dart at a hazelwood dart board, and hits 17!

Felita says, "Sommin else be here."

The boy says, "I was told to listen good, follow lots, get some names of the glowing bug ladies."

Speaking to Taulramil, Pietra says, "The smart young fella is allowed to be leery of you."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Iskandr asks, "Also, how much do the names cost?"

Kothos says, "...glowing bug ladies."

Speaking thoughtfully to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara says, "Ah, Amos' fireflies then."

Chandrellia softly asks, "Glowing bug ladies?"

Faerinn says, "Fireflies."

Lylia says, "Oh, good. I see you restored the dart-board to its rightful place in the seat of government."

Chandrellia softly says, "Aahhh."

The boy says, "This time, Mother says the names are free."

Speaking softly to a young freckle-faced boy, Chandrellia exclaims, "Good lad!"

Pietra whispers something to Asben.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Thank you for making the names free."

Faerinn says, "Amos's sister wife spies."

Speaking to Faerinn, Leafiara says, "That seems a bit accusatory."

Speaking to Faerinn, Kothos says, "Seems wasteful."

Speaking to Faerinn, Kothos says, "If you're going to have more than one..."

Pietra whispers something to Sacru.

Loscar says, "Oh rain."

Loscar says, "I love rain."

The boy looks down at his palm which is still slightly wet from the rain.

The boy sighs.

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Pukk says, "It's okay. The Daily Darkstone already said that Leafi is Mother I think. Or people are saying she is."

The boy closes his eyes and seems to be focusing.

Speaking curiously to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara says, "Anyway, we're all ears, I suppose. This Amos fellow sure has an interest in power for how briefly he's been here."

Sacru whispers something to Pietra.

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "He's trying to remember as the rain washed away the nams he had written on his palm."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Iskandr says, "Free is good, but we can throw in Taulramil's donut too."

Faerinn says, "I bet they are triplets and he color codes them to tell them apart."

Pietra whispers something to Sacru.

The boy says, "Azyrial, Celadonna, and Rustilyn."

Kothos says, "Pretty names."

Leafiara says, "I suppose they match to their hair colors..."

Sacru whispers something to Pietra.

Pukk says, "Ah Rustilyn."

Xorus says, "Sounds like death, poison, and decay."

Chandrellia softly says, "Celadonna."

Chandrellia softly says, "I know that name."

Pukk says, "I have no idea who that is though."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Or perhaps one similar, I healed in the square."

Taulramil says, "Rustilyn sounds familiar."

Pietra whispers something to Sacru.

Speaking musingly to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara says, "Well, that's helpful information. Thanks, Acorn."

Loscar says, "Ew you have a rat..."

Loscar asks, "Does it live in there?"

Some drunken townspeople can be heard shouting and cheering below in the streets as they wander, no, stumble off.

Speaking softly to Loscar, Chandrellia says, "I have two rats."

Iskandr says, "Feel free to take all the scotch you can carry with you, kid."

Kothos asks, "What is it with the visitors to this town and collecting women?"

Loscar says, "Don't talk about that window Leafiara."

Loscar says, "I got stuck in it."

Speaking to Guarrin, Pukk says, "Acorn here has given us three names with Mother's consent. Of course since you are a Gryphon and a Rook, you already know that."

The young boy smiles and looks up, "Well, that's all I have, for now. What do you want next?"

Speaking slowly to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara says, "I think we might need to go investigate whatever raucousness is going on out there..."

Speaking to Kothos, Faerinn asks, "Does he remind you when Stone first arrived too?"

Sacru whispers something to Pietra.

Kothos says, "I'm the Ivasian cultist and I don't have a legion of triplets or pillar-women."

Speaking to Pukk, Guarrin says, "You're right, that's not getting old at all."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara says, "Oh, nothing in particular I can think of--unless anyone else has any other questions."

Speaking to Pukk, Guarrin says, "Lean into it."

Speaking to Guarrin, Pukk says, "Never...I will use it till the end of time."

Loscar says, "I do have a question."

Speaking softly to a young freckle-faced boy, Chandrellia asks, "Have you heard anything about a shipment coming in soon?"

Speaking to Pukk, Guarrin says, "I'm certain you and the owl will enjoy the discussion with Alisaire."

Speaking suddenly to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Ah, that's a good one."

Faerinn says, "As much as I want to know what Mother is doing with blood marble, I'm not going to owe her any favors to find out..."

Loscar says, "I'd like to know more about when the next Pennant Chase is. Since I was apparently the only one who wanted to play."

Speaking softly to a young freckle-faced boy, Chandrellia says, "As a stealthy young lad I am sure you hide around the docks and listen."

Loscar says, "And I've been looking forward to it for...a number of years."

Leafiara says, "Lots of people in this room own blood marble and the outpost has a whole altar of it."

Iskandr says, "It's pretty."

Lylia says, "It is beautiful. Pity the market fell out."

Chandrellia turns her blood marble pendant and it flashes with a deep golden glow.

Pukk exclaims, "Wow, I think the whole militia is here now!"

Draught says, "There are pylons around town as well...and yet if we saw that they were being smuggled in we would be concerned."

Loscar says, "YOUR militia."

Speaking perplexedly to Draught, Leafiara says, "Delivery by ship isn't smuggling. If it came underground, maybe we could call it smuggling."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra asks, "And the Rooks, too?"


Barroom Battle

Suddenly there is a loud crash and shouting in the street as a glass window of Helga's Tavern shatters and a drunkard goes flying out into the rainsoaked street! Standing in the opening of the broken window is Thadston, who shouts at the man he just tossed and disappears back inside of Helga's.

Chandrellia softly says, "Oh boy."

The boy slips off.

Leafiara suddenly says, "I think we have urgent matters, apologies."

Iskandr says, "Well then....."

Reissa asks, "Eh?"

Loscar says, "Well that's just normal."

Taulramil says, "Well."

Wolfloner darkly says, "Thadston seems irritated."

[travel]

Taulramil says, "Something is going on."

Bernadette softly says, "Aye."

[Helga's Tavern, Barroom]

The blended odors of ale, sweat, leather, perfume and hearty stew fill the stifling air of the tavern. Disheveled regulars and road-weary travelers rub elbows at the wooden bar, which looks recently varnished but already bears a variety of stains and grime. Helga, the ancient, obese proprietor, moves behind the bar, wiping glasses with a dirty towel as she keeps a beady eye on the patrons. A small fireplace in one corner burns feebly, adding little light or warmth to the room. You also see a spotted great horned owl, a town guard, a shaggy giantman logger, a drunk human dockworker, a drunk human dockworker, a glassy-eyed drunk, a glassy-eyed drunk, a glassy-eyed drunk, a shaggy giantman logger, a drunken human blacksmith, a drunk human dockworker, a drunk human dockworker, Helga, an overturned creel, a huge cast iron stewpot, a set of swinging doors and a tattered menu.

Also here: Guarrin, Stormyrain, Chaoswynd, Lord Kothos, Lord Thrassus, Xorus, Magister Raelee, Imperatrix Lylia, Lord Thadston who is sitting

Towermen, Draught, Pietra, Asben, Chandrellia, Bernadette, Dessedemona, Sareyna, Taulramil, Loscar, Faerinn, Reissa, Felita, Berost, Marijka, Iskandr, Pukk and Kippe followed.

Speaking to Thadston, Thrassus says, "That was a good toss."

Bernadette softly asks, "Well what have we here?"

Iskandr says, "Quite the party."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia asks, "Getting a bit of nightly excersize?"

Speaking slowly to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Well, seems this is your new staying place lately."

Helga says, "Look. Don't ask me about anything, because I don't have time to gab. If you want a drink, I have what I have on the bar. Otherwise, leave me alone." [OOC: this is actually an automated message, but c'mon, how can I not leave it there?]

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn asks, "Are you bouncing for Helga now?"

Speaking to a glassy-eyed drunk, Taulramil asks, "Want to gamble in some dice or cards?"

One of the drunken dockworkers shouts at Thadston, "Mighty mighty knight, so big to throw a mouthy man....could you do it again?"

Speaking to Thadston, Sareyna asks, "Taking out the trash are we?"

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "Careful you keep hanging out in here too long and Sleepy will get jealous."

The town guard spins around, carefully balancing his mug of ale on his head. "Look at me! I'm a ballerina!" he cries. Just then he gets his legs crossed and goes toppling to the ground, spilling his ale all over himself. Surprisingly, Helga, instead of getting angry, just shakes her head and smiles to herself.

Thadston stands up.

Bernadette softly says, "Oh dear."

Thadston says, "Maybe I am..."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Taulramil says, "Not like that."

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "This is not the place I expected to see you."

Draught says, "I was under the impression that he no longer was a knight."

Guarrin says, "Surely this isn't worth it."

Speaking to Thadston, Iskandr asks, "Bit of a position downgrade, eh?"

Speaking to Draught, Leafiara says, "That's correct, he stepped down from that position at the end of 5116."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "Look, you need to get ahold of yourself."

Speaking to Thadston, Sareyna says, "Hint ..don't eat the stew."

Speaking to Lylia, Faerinn says, "And yet the last place I've seen him."

Sareyna nods at Thadston.

Loscar says, "Don't ever eat the stew."

Junghu exclaims, "Drunk party!"

Speaking respectfully to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "Do you still want no help with your--azure troubles? Is this the place you want to settle?"

Thadston grabs a drunken dockworker by the throat and rushes the broken window! The dockworker tries to stop but his boots skid across the floor. Thadston elbows the man in the eye, headbutts him in the face and hurls him out into the street.

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia asks, "Is there some place we could take you Thadston?"

Thadston glances at Leafiara.

Thadston hiccups!

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia exclaims, "Ok enough!"

Loscar exclaims, "Drunk tank!"

Speaking to Thadston, Kothos says, "It's rough when they get their claws in, isn't it? Get so fond of you."

Speaking to a drunken human blacksmith, Taulramil says, "Come on let's play a game, who cares about that guy."

Speaking to Thadston, Reissa asks, "Was that necessary?"

Thadston says, "Look Helga..."

Thadston hiccups!

Thadston says, "I brought you some business."

Bernadette softly asks, "Havin a good eve Thadston?"

Pietra exclaims, "Good old bar fight!"

Speaking to Thadston, Sareyna asks, "Working out a little latent aggression are we?"

Loscar exclaims, "Let's take him to the constabulary he'll be safe!"

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia asks, "Are you seriously trying to spend the night in a cell?"

Taulramil asks, "Fight?"

Thadston says, "Some good people, some locals...and a big ole Rook."

Thadston hiccups!

Leafiara mutters, "At this rate we need to create a brawling tavern like Icemule's."

Speaking sympathetically to Thadston, Marijka says, "It's been that kind of evening for me as well."

Speaking in Faendryl to Thadston, Lylia murmurs something you don't understand.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Speaking to Helga, Faerinn says, "I'm the good people."

Thadston removes a tankard of Golden Fox mead from on a stained wooden bar.

Thadston glances at Lylia.

The town guard says, "Hey Thadston, how about buying a round for the house? You look like you can afford it." The guard winks.

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "This is Helga's place of business, not an arena."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara sighs, "Could you please sober up for a moment? Maybe we could actually sort out this Rook nonsense if you can do what Rone couldn't the other night, and give me a lead to investigate."

Speaking to Madmountan, Pietra exclaims, "There's lookin to be a bar fight. You can block me. Thanks!"

Loscar says, "Let's keep it civil after all."

Speaking in Faendryl, Thadston says something you don't understand.

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Wolfloner says, "He is not going to listen to reason in his current state."

Speaking in Faendryl, Thadston says something you don't understand.

Speaking somberly to Wolfloner, Leafiara says, "Yeah, that's what I'm worried about."

Thadston hiccups!

Thadston takes a drink from his Golden Fox mead.

Speaking to Wolfloner, Iskandr asks, "When was the last time he listened to reason sober?"

Thadston exclaims, "Drink up all!"

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Pietra whispers something to Madmountan.

Thadston exclaims, "On me!"

Speaking in Faendryl to Thadston, Kothos asks something you don't understand.

Speaking to himself, Guarrin mutters, "Perhaps Helga should just brick up that window, the number of times it has been smashed."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "We know things have been hard on you and we want to help, to let you know you aren't alone in this whole mess."

Iskandr says, "Well then."

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "But this isn't the way to resolve anyting."

Helga nods to Thadston and says, "Here! And you better not spill it either!"

With a flurry of movements, Helga produces a tankard of Golden Fox mead and places it on the wooden bar.

Reissa exclaims, "Whew!"

Thadston says, "Help support local business."

Thadston hiccups!

Loscar says, "So...let's see how much he can drink. Ohhhhh this is where the poison is useful."

Iskandr says, "Ok, he won me over."

Speaking to Pukk, Reissa exclaims, "This was a good idea!"

Speaking softly to Guarrin, Pietra asks, "We gotta keep the glaziers in business, remember?"

Speaking in Faendryl to Thadston, Kothos says something you don't understand.

Speaking slowly to Thadston, Leafiara says, "She has a point. You're meant for better than this and we all know it, but you need to seek help--now twice over, apparently."

Guarrin glances skeptically at Pietra.

Speaking quietly to Thadston, Myasarie says, "Nae sure drinking so much be a wise idea M'lord."

Guarrin says, "I suppose that is true."

Loscar says, "I'll pass thanks."

Sochestie says, "Alcohol may not be the answer, but it sure helps you forget the question."

Speaking to Falvicar, Dessedemona says, "Watch that eyeballin boyo."

The town guard says, "Hey Thadston, how about buying a round for the house? You look like you can afford it." The guard winks.

Leaffiara uncertainly asks, "Can we even get through to him at this rate?"

Speaking in Faendryl to a town guard, Lylia says something you don't understand.

Speaking wryly to a town guard, Leafiara says, "He already did."

Loscar asks, "Can we drag him out?"

Xorus says, "That was over a minute ago."

Iskandr says, "Well, I've tested it and Helga isn't trying to kill us."

Bernadette softly says, "He's way gone."

Speaking quietly to Dessedemona, Falvicar says, "Then I'd suggest the boy there not say things such as poison."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "Please let us help you."

Speaking slowly to a town guard, Leafiara says, "Maybe you're as drunk as him."

Speaking quietly to Sochestie, Myasarie says, "But it be the questions and answer that the Mayor be seeking."

Pietra asks, "Can we just drink a lot and enjoy the night?"

The town guard says, "You should try the ale, Thadston, it's the best you'll find in town. Much better than grog, which comes from the bottom of the barrel ya know."

Speaking to Pietra, Iskandr says, "Cheers."

Dessedemona says, "Methinks the guard is a not so closeted drunkard."

Loscar says, "Nope pretty sure it's poison."

Speaking to Pietra, Lylia says, "You have a point."

Speaking to Pietra, Reissa exclaims, "I second!"

Speaking to Helga, Shinann asks, "How often has he been coming in?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Reissa exclaims, "Let's put this to a vote!"

Speaking in Faendryl to Thadston, Kothos asks something you don't understand.

Thadston hiccups!'

Faerinn asks, "Or did he ever leave last time?"

Speaking tentatively to Reissa, Leafiara says, "Er, put what to a vote? I might nont have heard in the noise."

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "Thank you for the drink. I usually demand dinner instead, but I suppose tonight I can be a 'cheap date.'."

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

Thadston says, "I said...drink."

Speaking in Faendryl to Thadston, Kothos says something you don't understand.

Reissa says, "You should pay more 'ttention."

Speaking to Leafiara, Iskandr says, "Also, make a note that you should probably get around to firing the town guard who's always here. Or at least tell him to step out of his uniform."

Taulramil says, "Hmm."

Reissa exclaims, "Ah!"

Reissa says, "Yes.."

Dessedemona says, "Yea or it's the window for you non drinkers."

Speaking to Iskandr, Leafiara whispers aloud, "He has privileges grandfathered in."

Chandrellia whispers something to Leafiara.

Speaking to Thadston, Dessedemona says, "Right."

Speaking to Leafiara, Iskandr exclaims, "Again, not my town I guess!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Reissa says, "Motion to drink more and just enjoy the night. Moved and seconded."

A drunk human dockworker says, "Ain't you had drinking problems before Thadston? That's what the Lion claims. But no son and wife to lose this time eh?" He laughs and hiccups.

Speaking softly to a drunk human dockworker, Chandrellia says, "Stop."

Taulramil says, "Hmm."

Draught says, "Bloody hell."

Speaking sternly to a drunk human dockworker, Leafiara says, "Okay, that's quite enough."

Thadston squints.

Speaking to a drunk human dockworker, Taulramil says, "Let's play a nice game of cards mate."

[at this point Leafi and others begin to try sancting, but it's impossible]

Iskandr says, "Oh, that guy's going out a window."

Thrassus says, "Well, now we know why he's tossing folk out the window."

Thadston steps back from the bar and cracks his knuckles.

Thrassus says, "Sounds like a good reason to me."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "No! This isn't the way."

The dockworker rises to his feet.

Pukk exclaims, "I got 1000 silvers on Thadston!"

Speaking coldly to a drunk human dockworker, Lylia asks, "Do you not have some barnacles to scrape off a hull? Some boxes to unload?"

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "Please listen."

Bernadette softly says, "Ye should leave well nuff alone."

Pietra asks, "Okay haven't we all poured a bit too much down our gullets? Or delicately sipped fine champagne until we fell on our uhm, fancy skirts?"

Leafiara urges, "All of you seriously need to sober up and listen to reason for a bit."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "Think about Cass."

Another dockworker stands up, and then another. A giantman logger stands up, towering over the others. They turn to Thadston.

Reissa says, "I claim 15% on Pukk's earnings."

Speaking to a town guard, Pukk says, "Good luck with that."

Taulramil says, "Paying three to one odds on the dockworker."

Thadston says, "You take the ones on the left..."

Thadston nods at Stormyrain.

Thadston says, "You the right..."

Thadston nods at Shinann.

Thadston hiccups!

Speaking to Thadston, Guarrin asks, "Really...not worth it, is it?"

Speaking quietly to Pukk, Myasarie says, "That nae be helping Lord Pukk."

Speaking softly to a drunk human dockworker, Chandrellia says, "Sit down or you deal with all of us."

Thadston says, "I'll go right down the middle..."

Marijka muses, "That one's big. I think I like Thadston, though."

Loscar exclaims, "It's not happening the way it should happen!"

Speaking slowly to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "I'm afraid I won't be going to jail for you this night, Thadston."

Shinann sighs.

The town guard keeps his eyes on the bar and Helga and seems to be ignoring the ruckus around him.

Lylia smoothly says, "I shall, if need be."

Faerinn asks, "Do you think you're still Marshal when you're drunk?"

Speaking wryly to a town guard, Leafiara says, "Yeah, thanks."

Shinann says, "Nor I..."

Speaking softly to a town guard, Chandrellia asks, "Can you get these drunk dockworkers out of here please?"

Speaking quietly to a town guard, Falvicar says, "Well... ye ain't interested in her for her cooking."

Leafiara recites:

"Would all of you drunkards calm down before this gets too far out of hand?"

Thadston asks, "Are you upset because I'm more Faendryl than you are?"

Thadston snickers at Faerinn.

Thadston hiccups!

Thadston suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Iskandr says, "As usually in these circumstances, mayor, just point me in the direction of who the bad guys are that need death, I'm never quite sure myself."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "That was low Thadston even for you."

Speaking to a town guard, Sochestie says, "Bad timing for that comment."

Reissa exclaims, "Sounds like something someone who hasn't had enough to drink would say!"

Speaking to Iskandr, Leafiara says, "There aren't any. This is just..."

Bernadette softly asks, "Thadston care fer a cuppa coffee?"

Speaking quietly to a town guard, Myasarie asks, "Shouldn't you be out patrolling the town?"

Speaking to Iskandr, Leafiara concedes, "I don't know what it is. A mess, I suppose."

A drunk human dockworker moves slowly towards Thadston as he's talking.

Speaking sternly to a drunk human dockworker, Leafiara says, "Stop."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "Is there some place we walk you to? Get you home."

Speaking to Thadston, Taulramil says, "Come man lets play a game of dice and have a cold ale."

A drunk human dockworker swings a closed fist at Thadston!

AS: +232 vs DS: +198 with AvD: +25 + d100 roll: +55 = +114

... and hits for 1 point of damage!

Blow glances off Thadston's shoulder.

Draught lets loose a nerve-shattering bellow!

A shaggy giantman logger is unaffected!

A drunk human dockworker is unaffected!

A drunk human dockworker is unaffected!

A glassy-eyed drunk is unaffected!

A glassy-eyed drunk is unaffected!

A glassy-eyed drunk is unaffected!

A shaggy giantman logger is unaffected!

A drunken human blacksmith is unaffected!

A drunk human dockworker is unaffected!

A drunk human dockworker is unaffected!

Speaking to Thadston, Taulramil says, "Or cards."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Maybe you should return to the Spire--"

Speaking softly to a drunk human dockworker, Chandrellia says, "I swear I'll shatter every bone in your body."

Pietra whispers something to Sacru.

Thadston laughs at a drunk human dockworker!

Shinann says, "Stop."

Speaking to a drunk human dockworker, Pietra says, "Good try, man."

Speaking to a drunk human dockworker, Lylia purrs, "Try it. Go ahead."

Thadston offers Shinann a tankard of Golden Fox mead.

Chandrellia softly says, "Now come on."

Thadston says, "Hold my mead."

A drunk human dockworker swings a closed fist at Thadston!

AS: +232 vs DS: +140 with AvD: +25 + d100 roll: +15 = +132

... and hits for 3 points of damage!

A nice bruise to Thadston's neck!

Speaking in Giantman to Draught, Guarrin says something you don't understand.

Speaking to a drunk human dockworker, Pietra says, "Failed, but tried."

Shinann says, "No."

Speaking softly to a town guard, Bernadette says, "Keep Helga safe."

Thadston shrugs.

Shinann declines Thadston's offer.

Falvicar quietly says, "Enough."

Thadston just poured his mead out on Pukk!

Thadston swings a closed fist at a drunk human dockworker!

AS: +1130 vs DS: +266 with AvD: -23 + d100 roll: +20 = +861

... and hits for 31 points of damage!

Torn muscle in the human dockworker's left leg!

Sochestie says, "Wow, a couple more punches and you might be in trouble."

["combat" as fists fly and various people try to put an end to this with disabling spells, Symbol of Sleep, and so on]

Speaking in Giantman, Draught says something you don't understand.

["combat"]

Speaking to Thadston, Pukk asks, "A free drink eh?"

["combat"]

Sochestie says, "Thad that's an extremely lopsided offense to defense."

["combat"]

Taulramil says, "It's a brawl."

Speaking to Pukk, Reissa exclaims, "Make them stop this!"

["combat"]

Guarrin says, "Come on. Stop this."

["combat"]

Shouts rise up from the drunks as the bar explodes into a frenzy brawl!

["combat", except now Marijka is actually attacking]

Iskandr asks, "So, should I kill anyone yet?"

["combat"]

Chandrellia softly asks, "Can we please get these hoodlums placed in a tank?"

[General] Stormyrain asks, "Can we get some sober town guard to Helga's please?"

["combat" but now Towermen is attacking too]

Pukk says, "Come on guys. These are our own people."

["combat"]

Loscar says, "I don't..."

Leafiara recites:

"Hold it with the violence, this isn't necessary!"

["combat"]

Guarrin exclaims, "Stop!"

["combat"]

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra asks, "Right?"

["combat"]

Speaking quietly to Draccor, Myasarie says, "Just watch dear nae get into it."

["combat"]

Bernadette softly says, "I dun fancy hurtin any one."

["combat" but now Madmountan's in]

Pietra whispers something to Pukk.

["combat"]

Taulramil says, "Ok."

Loscar asks, "Why are they hitting me!?"

["combat"]

Madmountan says, "They mean."

["combat"]

Taulramil asks, "Can I stop them now?"

["combat"]

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Seconded. This is degenerating fast."

["combat"]

[General] Pietra exclaims, "It's a hoot!"

["combat" but now Taulramil's in]

Leafiara urges, "Guys, stop. Drunk as they are, they're not seriously harming anyone--"

["combat"]

Towermen asks, "So we are attackin em or not?"

["combat"]

Pukk asks, "Can somebody cast a sanct spell?"

["combat"] Pietra yells, "Heya Yavs!"

Asben says, "Stop attackin the people."

["combat"]

Loscar says, "I feel attacked."

["combat"]

Leafiara says, "Trying, but the mood in here is too aggressive."

["combat"]

Thrassus says, "These folk using weapons might want to reconsider."

["combat"]

[General] Shinann asks, "Could the town guards come to helga's please?"

["combat"]

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Wolfloner asks, "Is being in a brawl now a capital crime?"

["combat"]

[Roll result: 159 (open d100: -18)]

Thadston charges towards Taulramil and attempts to grasp him in a ferocious bearhug!

Thadston manages to catch Taulramil in a strong bearhug!

["combat"]

Speaking to Madmountan, Asben says, "Stop."

Thadston crushes Taulramil mercilessly!

...25 points of damage!

[General] Yavs thinks, "My goodness what the heck."

Reissa says, "This is dumb."

Guarrin says, "Alright, Mad, I think they've learned their lesson."

["combat"]

Thadston crushes Taulramil mercilessly!

...28 points of damage!

Speaking to a glassy-eyed drunk, Pietra says, "Sorry buddy, you're losing."

Madmountan says, "Fine."

Thadston crushes Taulramil mercilessly!

...30 points of damage!

Ethereal ribbons form and hover around Leafiara, twisting about in the air as if preparing to reach for something.

Leafiara gestures at Thadston.

CS: +445 - TD: +314 + CvA: +25 + d100: +47 == +203

Warding failed!

Thadston suddenly stops all movement.

Madmountan says, "Stopped."

Thadston releases his grip on Taulramil!

Speaking to Taulramil, Pukk says, "That is how he shows his love."

Loscar says, "Ew why are they rotting."

["combat"]

Speaking to Taulramil, Lylia says, "I have a few guesses."

Leafiara mutters, "Sheesh."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Khylon, we've gotten the situation relatively under control, but we'll still need guards to make arrests."

Iskandr says, "So......"

[General] Fulmen asks, "Ye need any willing citizen t' guard the town or just some folks that are already assigned as guards?"

Pietra says, "Where's the kid. I bet he'd do great right now."

Loscar asks, "Ok can we reiterate the rotting flesh question?"

Lylia says, "They made the mistake of attacking a sorcerer."

Chandrellia whispers something to Leafiara.

Pietra whispers something to Sacru.

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn asks, "Proved your point yet?"

[General] Stormyrain thinks, "Good to hear your thoughts, Dwarf. We can always use a second set of hands during a brawl."

Leafiara slowly says, "Okay, the guards have been called for several times and things are... well, relatively under control again at last."

[General] Yavs thinks, "I cannot stay there. Let me know where healers are needed."

Pukk says, "So, I went to a fight and a bar broke out."

Speaking to a glassy-eyed drunk, Iskandr asks, "Worth it?"

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn asks, "Or do more folks need to...melt?"

[General] Fulmen thinks, "On me way. I'll crack 'em with me noggin until they stop complaining about Helga's ale."

Speaking to Helga, Leafiara sighs, "Has been this happening often?"

Shinann says, "No... just stop."

Madmountan says, "They are worthy barroom adversaries. I'll give them that."

[General] Stormyrain thinks, "..they like Helga's ale too much, I think."

[General] Thrassus thinks, "It's just a brawl, not an attack."

Helga nods. [OOC: yes, this was really monsterbold]

Speaking to a town guard, Pukk asks, "You can stop this you know?"

[General] Fulmen thinks, "Also works to stop them drinkin' the ale."

Speaking to Madmountan, Marijka agrees, "Good rumble, that."

Yavs raspily says, "What a mess."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Something is here, something that messes with their ability to remain calm."

Speaking to a town guard, Leafiara asks, "Apparently Khylon's not paying attention. Do you have any restraints with you to help end this?"

Thadston belches.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Thrassus says, "Yes, it's called alcohol."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pietra says, "Um, booze."

Speaking softly to Thrassus, Chandrellia says, "No it's more than that."


Pursuit

The sound of town guards shouting can be heard nearby.

Fulmen says, "Hmm."

Speaking to Thrassus, Marijka says, "Don't be insulting. I've been drinking all night and I'm standing here just as calm as you are."

Draught says, "Finally."

Speaking to a town guard, Pukk says, "Leafiara will buy you a drink if you take them all to jail."

Pietra exclaims, "Uh oh, here they come!"

Fulmen says, "Aye, a group o' blacksmiths."

Leafiara says, "Ah, here they come at last."

Pietra exclaims, "Everyone look innocent!"

Thadston hiccups!

Fulmen says, "And dockworkers. Fine people."

Loscar says, "Well to be fair if they were hitting me they kinda had the pestilance coming..."

Iskandr says, "Is this an Amos thing to make his soon-to-be bar the more happening place? Because if so, this seems like way more of a fun hang."

The town guard says, "You should try the ale, Thadston, it's the best you'll find in town. Much better than grog, which comes from the bottom of the barrel ya know."

Leafiara assures, "We understand the pestilence was not intended, don't worry."

Speaking softly to Thrassus, Chandrellia says, "When I tried to cast minor sanct, I was overwhelmed by the spirit of aggression, that isn't the alchohol."

Speaking to a town guard, Pukk says, "He already tried it...I'm wearing what was left in his tankard."

Reissa exclaims, "Gross!"

Sacru says, "Just a flesh wound."

Speaking to a glassy-eyed drunk, Fulmen says, "Aye, the ale will cure what ails ye."

Thadston charges at a drunken dockworker and slams into him, throwing him up onto the bar and they go rolling behind the counter as Helga tries to move away. The dockworker rushes off into the kitchen's entrance and Thadston pursues!

Lord Thadston just went through the kitchen entrance.

Leafiara calmly says, "Now, can we all take a breath and stop fighting among ourselves--"

>go entr

[Helga's, Kitchen]

Puffs of foul-smelling steam rise from a pot of simmering, scum-covered liquid resting atop an ancient cast-iron stove, condensing on the formerly whitewashed walls to form dripping, greasy smears. A stained wooden counter stands along one wall, a row of iron hooks hanging above it, and a heap of filthy rags and aprons in the corner occasionally twitches with the explorations of hungry vermin. You also see an oaken door and the kitchen entrance.

Also here: Lord Thadston

Yavs, Falvicar, Sochestie, Sacru, Myasarie, Towermen, Pietra, Asben, Chandrellia, Bernadette, Dessedemona, Sareyna, Taulramil, Loscar, Faerinn, Felita, Berost, Iskandr, Pukk and Kippe followed.

Myasarie quietly says, "Ale be the cause of this."

Yavs raspily says, "Safety first."

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn asks, "Trying to prove you need reinstated for you'll cause more chaos?"

Iskandr says, "Huh, never visited this part of the bar."

Loscar says, "I didn't drink I just made myself a stink bubble."

A drunk human dockworker swings a closed fist at Thadston!

AS: +232 vs DS: +806 with AvD: +25 + d100 roll: +68 = -481

A clean miss.

Thadston laughs!

Speaking softly to a drunk human dockworker, Chandrellia exclaims, "Stop!"

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Both of you seriously need to stop."

Loscar says, "Oh for the love of..."

Ethereal ribbons form and hover around Leafiara, twisting about in the air as if preparing to reach for something.

Leafiara gestures at a drunk human dockworker.

CS: +445 - TD: +434 + CvA: +25 + d100: +92 == +128

Warding failed!

A drunk human dockworker suddenly stops all movement.

Speaking quietly to Faerinn, Falvicar says, "He's not the one who started the brawl you oaf."

Ethereal ribbons form and hover around Leafiara, twisting about in the air as if preparing to reach for something.

Leafiara gestures at Thadston.

CS: +445 - TD: +314 + CvA: +25 + d100: +4 == +160

Warding failed!

Thadston suddenly stops all movement.

[Roll result: 122 (open d100: 175)]

Pukk crouches, sweeps a leg at a drunk human dockworker and connects!

A drunk human dockworker falls to the ground! Pukk deftly regains his footing.

Leafiara mumbles, "Sheesh."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "Bash em on the head with a glass!"

Pukk says, "Nah."

Pukk says, "He's just drunk."

Pietra says, "Not that I'd know about that."

The evanescent shield shrouding Leafiara flares to life and thickens to create a substantial buffer around her.

[Roll result: 50 (open d100: 6)]

Thadston charges towards Leafiara and attempts a headbutt!

Leafiara deftly avoids Thadston's headbutt!

Speaking softly to Pietra, Chandrellia exclaims, "I'm about to!"

Speaking quietly to Thadston, Myasarie says, "Thou art better than this M'lord Thadston."

Leafiara asks, "Does anyone have one of those crystals that sober people up?"

Leafiara stares at Thadston.

Sacru gestures at Thadston.

Cloudy wisps swirl about Thadston.

CS: +391 - TD: +289 + CvA: +25 + d100: +50 == +177

Warding failed!

The wisps solidify into thick strands of webbing that tighten about his body!

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "You're right, again!"

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia exclaims, "Ok thats enough!"

The dockworker runs out the door.

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "That is unlikely to go well."

Iskandr says, "Well then...."

Fulmen exclaims, "Hmm, need t' visit the Isle for those crystals. I kin Consecrate his head though!"

Speaking to Sacru, Pietra exclaims, "Fancy!"

Speaking to Thadston, Pukk says, "They're all gone."

Lord Thadston just went through an oaken door.

Leafiara says, "You know what. Have at it. Let it all out--I'd rather you take it out on me than others--"

Chandrellia softly says, "Settle down."

Pukk exclaims, "To the door!"

>go door

[Helga's, Back Alley]

The narrow alley, shaded by the overhanging eaves of the stone and wood buildings that rise on all sides, is full of debris, piles of rags and filth. A broken wooden chair, an old crate and a trash barrel are piled to either side of the smoke-stained oaken door that leads into the back of the building to the south.

Also here: Marijka, Lord Kothos, Lord Thrassus, Magister Raelee, Xorus, Imperatrix Lylia, Draught, Lord Thadston

Thadston suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "You know what. Have at it. Let it all out--I'd rather you take it out on me than others."

[Leafi starts getting rid of her defensive spells]

Draught says, "To be fair, the man insulted him."

Speaking darkly to Thadston, Wolfloner asks, "Not feeling well?"

Thadston searches around for a moment.

Thrassus says, "That group was ceaselessly taunting him."

Draught says, "A particularly cruel insult at that."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk exclaims, "Wow, that sounded like something a Mayor would say! Congrats! You're learning!"

Speaking to Draught, Iskandr says, "Yeah, that was perhaps the one that seriously deserved a drubbing."

Thadston says, "Ran off into his little nest I bet..."

Loscar says, "It's raining again."

Chandrellia softly says, "I agree."

Speaking to Draught, Guarrin says, "He's better than that. Or was..."

Thadston stands in front of an old crate.

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "I'm the cause of all your troubles, right? So go ahead. Preemptive pardon, one night only, for headbutting me if you want."

Lord Thadston just went through a rusted trapdoor.

Leafiara says, "You have some serious issues you--"


Rook Rumble

>go trap

[Wehnimer's, Burrow Way]

Two sconces hang here, one unlit and leaving much of the area in darkness. Of the portion of the wall that is lit up, the misspelled message "Breware" has been smeared in blood.

Also here: Fulmen, Shinann, Chaoswynd, Stormyrain, Lord Thadston

Draccor, Wolfloner, Yavs, Falvicar, Sochestie, Sacru, Myasarie, Towermen, Pietra, Asben, Chandrellia, Bernadette, Dessedemona, Sareyna, Taulramil, Loscar, Faerinn, Felita, Berost, Iskandr, Pukk and Kippe followed.

Speaking slowly to Thadston, Leafiara says, "You have some serious issues you need to work out."

Pukk asks, "So, Leafi just asked Thaddy to give her head?"

Thadston says, "Oh look, the Mayor's office."

Loscar says, "Well this isn't spooky."

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

Thadston hiccups!

Draught says, "You should sit."

Leafiara admits, "Okay, that was actually kind of funny, but still."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "This isn't you."

Speaking to Thadston, Thrassus asks, "You think they were Rooks?"

A voice from the shadows says, "Go home Marshal."

Loscar exclaims, "Now if only we could get this kinda participation in Pennant Chase!"

Leafiara slowly says, "Whoa, hold on."

Thadston asks, "Who's the Marshal?"

Thadston peers quizzically at Stormyrain.

Draught says, "He needs food in his stomach."

Thadston asks, "Is that you?"

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "No one."

Speaking to Thadston, Pukk says, "Give in to your dark side...."

Thadston lets out a long breath of air which reeks of alcohol.

Leafiara recites:

"There will be no more violence tonight. Back off, Rooks."

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "..yet. Though it could be Amos, or Khylon, or Cutlass...or Casi. I suppose we'll see."

Stormyrain shrugs.

Speaking to Thadston, Pukk exclaims, "Listen to the voices in your head!"

Speaking to Thadston, Pukk says, "Them too."

Leafiara assures, "It won't be Amos or Cutlass, at least."

Pietra whispers something to Asben.

Leafiara says, "And Xorus raised a great point about why it shouldn't be Casiphia."

A voice from the shadows says, "Go home everyone. We won't ask again."

Thadston says, "I really need to piss..."

Chandrellia softly asks, "Is that a threat?"

Speaking darkly to Thadston, Wolfloner says, "Stand down. Else there may be a reckoning coming."

Thadston hiccups!

Speaking to Thadston, Fulmen asks, "Would ye like me t' pray t' Eonak t' fix whatever be wrong with ye?"

Speaking to Thadston, Taulramil says, "Back alley mate."

Loscar says, "I don't have a home..."

Falvicar quietly says, "I suggest ya'll go home if you know what's good for ya'll."

Speaking to Thadston, Iskandr says, "Well, piss away, good sir."

Shinann says, "This is not private property."

Leafiara slowly says, "Rooks, I wouldn't issue that threat if I were you."

Marijka grunts, "Finally, we get to clean up some riffraff."

Lord Thadston begins to walk south but suddenly trips and goes flailing out of sight!

>s

[Wehnimer's, Burrow Way]

Along an earthen wall, the skeletal remains of a humanoid are partially visible, half-buried within the hard-packed dirt. High above, a wooden rafter appears to be cracking along the ceiling.

Also here: Lord Thadston

Beldannon, Guarrin, Draught, Draccor, Wolfloner, Yavs, Falvicar, Sochestie, Sacru, Myasarie, Towermen, Pietra, Asben, Chandrellia, Bernadette, Taulramil, Loscar, Faerinn, Felita, Berost, Iskandr, Pukk, Kippe, Shinann, Chaoswynd and Stormyrain followed.

Pukk says, "Now, he's walking like Gutstorm."

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "Your quarters at the Spire are still available."

Thadston grins at Lylia.

Thadston leans on Lylia.

Thadston lets out a long breath of air which reeks of alcohol.

Pietra asks, "Anyone gotta match?"

Pietra exclaims, "I've seen this party trick, it's great!"

Thadston says, "Why, thank you."

Thadston kisses Lylia on the cheek.

(Lylia goes very still, and her nostrils flare.)

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn says, "She's not interested in your little Faendryl my guy."

Loscar says, "Well now I'm just confused..."

Lylia clears her throat.

[Roll result: 199 (open d100: 25)]

Thadston charges towards Faerinn and attempts to headbutt him!

Thadston slams his head into Faerinn!

Thadston bangs his head against Faerinn's mithril double chain! He flinches from the pain!

Speaking to Faerinn, Leafiara says, "Still hasn't learned from last time."

A stray arrow flies away from the battle, striking Thadston!

... 25 points of damage!

Elbow punctured, oh what pain!

He is stunned!

Fulmen says, "Hmm."

Speaking darkly to Lylia, Wolfloner says, "Were you the one that taught him Faendryl."

Leafiara reiterates, "Rooks, I won't say it again. One more arrow and this is over."

Chandrellia softly says, "I won't let you kill him."

Leafiara says, "Until now I've given you all the same benefit of the doubt under Mother that I'd give anyone else, but if this keeps going then you're giving me no choice."

Fulmen offers Thadston a snickerdoodle cookie.

Speaking hopefully to Leafiara, Marijka asks, "And then we charge in here and clean the place up?"

Speaking to Thadston, Fulmen asks, "Cookie?"

Speaking to Thadston, Taulramil says, "I was trying to help you but its ok the hug was bit weak."

Lylia says, "No. Faendryl is not a language easily taught. It is a kind of...gift from the Ithzir."

Speaking to Thadston, Fulmen says, "Good for what ails ye."

Falvicar quietly says, "Go away, shadow people."

Thadston hiccups!

Beldannon quietly says, "Always with the arrows. Cowards. I mean it's safer if you have no skills but still."

Leafiara mumbles, "I swear, this might be the night Thadston and the Rooks *both* throw away whatever they've managed to build up."

Towermen waves his verdigrised bell in front of Thadston's face, startling him at the loud clanging noise emitted from the ancient metal instrument.

The bell stops glowing.

Pietra whispers something to Sacru.

Towermen says, "You're welcome."

Pietra whispers something to Asben.

Thadston leans up against a wall.

Thadston hiccups!'

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara suggests, "Why don't you head back to the Spire as Lylia suggested?"

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "You're really not well."

Speaking to Thadston, Taulramil exclaims, "But you sure can throw them!"

Thadston says, "Mother, come on out! Leafiara wants to chat with you....maybe give you a council position."

Thadston hiccups!

Taulramil says, "You need to get some help though."

Speaking to Thadston, Pukk says, "Next time just go for whiskey. Better than that ale."

Leafiara can offer Thadston only a blank expression.

Pietra whispers something to Sacru.

Speaking to Leafiara, Iskandr asks, "You sure she still wants him there after his creepy lean?"

A barbed black arrow suddenly flies out of the shadows and strikes Thadston!

... 40 points of damage!

Strike punctures thigh and shatters femur!

Thadston screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled left leg!

He is stunned!

Lylia says, "We even have a bar. And tkaro root growing in the herb garden outside."

Guarrin says, "Sounds like a fine suggestion. I'm told they've a fine selection of spirits."

Speaking to Thadston, Pukk says, "Leafi is Mother I thought."

Sochestie says, "Welp."

Leafiara says, "Alright, that's it."

Loscar asks, "A tree ate him?"

Marijka says, "It's go time."

Sacru whispers something to Pietra.

Speaking to Leafiara, Towermen says, "I think my bell is broke."

Leafiara recites:

"Bring Mother out! I actually do want to speak, because this has gone too far!"

Pietra whispers something to Sacru.

A voice from the shadows says, "Leave the Marshal. We will deal with him. Everyone else go away. We won't warn you again."

Chandrellia softly exclaims, "No!"

Sacru whispers something to Pietra.

Leafiara adamantly says, "No."

Shinann says, "No."

Asben exclaims, "No!"

Guarrin says, "Sorry, no."

Iskandr says, "Well, here we go I guess."

Fulmen says, "Come and face me shield."

Falvicar quietly says, "Bring it fools."

Thrassus asks, "Did you lot send those drunkards to draw him down here?"

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure ambles in.

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure ambles in.

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure gestures at Bernadette!

CS: +430 - TD: +372 + CvA: -24 + d100: +41 - -5 == +80

Warded off!

Wisps of black smoke swirl around Bernadette for a moment, then dissipate.

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure ambles in.

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure ambles in.

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure ambles in.

Faerinn says, "Let's reverse that and bring us Mother."

Leafiara wryly says, "Well, congratulations everyone. You've finally gotten what you thought you wanted."

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure gestures at Rakky!

CS: +421 - TD: +134 + CvA: +14 + d100: +39 - -5 == +345

Warding failed!

Wisps of black smoke swirl around Rakky and he bursts into flame causing 242 points of damage!

Rakky drops dead at your feet!

[combat]

Bernadette softly says, "Naw."

[combat]

Lylia coldly says, "He should have burned your nests."

[combat]

Loscar says, "I can't...see."

[very extended combat]

Beldannon quietly says, "Well friend killing friend hmm."

[combat]

Towermen says, "Sissies."

[very extended combat]

[General] Elphieya concernedly asks, "Rooks again?"

[combat]

Leafiara recites:

"What happened to not bleeding our own to protect our own, Mother?!"

[extended combat]

Beldannon quietly says, "Forget this."

Loscar says, "I made tiny arms."

Speaking to Marijka, Leafiara grumbles, "Remember what I said the other night about killing Mother and *actually* becoming the leader of the Rooks to fulfill what all these crazies keep saying?"

Pietra exclaims, "Invigorating!"

[General] Thrassus thinks, "Of course, they sent ruffians to taunt Thadston into coming down into the tunnels so they could murder him."

Guarrin says, "Sorry about that."

Chandrellia recites softly:

"Everyone alive?"

The ghostly voice of Wolfloner darkly says, "No."

Pietra says, "The dead ones aren't."

Iskandr says, "Raise your hand if you're dead."

The ghostly voice of Rakky says, "Negative."

Suddenly, out of no where, as the Rooks make themselves known, some more figures come rushing into view! They wield axes and some of them cloth bandana masks that match their dark clothing! They rush into the mix of Rooks and everyone else!

A dark-clothed elven knave ambles in.

A dark-clothed elven knave ambles in.

A dark-clothed elven knave ambles in.

Speaking to an animated grey-beaked dark hooded figure, Lylia says, "I am your Mother now."

[combat]

[General] Beldannon thinks, "It seemed there was some friendly fire going on in that mess too."

[very extended combat]

Loscar asks, "So this is my fault?"

[very, very extended combat]

Leafara wryly says, "Oh, good, ending two factions when we bargained for one."

[very, very, very extended combat]

[General] Leafiara thinks, "It's over, Mother. You're next."

[combat]

Pietra amusedly exclaims, "Oh Cay!"

[combat]

Loscar says, "OW."

Pietra exclaims, "Wasn't funny!"

[combat]

[General] Leafiara thinks, "You're another failure like Rysus and Drangell before you after swearing it would be different."

[combat]

[Merchant] Taulramil: "There are knaves around town."

The ghostly voice of Pukk asks, "Guarrin killed me?" [I don't think so, the messaging was just... a bit muddled with so much going on]

Fulmen says, "Ye were murdered fromm the shadows."

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "Huh, Guarrin killed me."

Speaking to Pukk, Iskandr says, "At least Thadston is right here to drag you."

Xorus says, "Well. All seems to be in order here."

[General] Yavs thinks, "Town Square is ready to receive anything."


Resolution

Thadston suddenly stumbles for no apparent reason.

Thadston kneels down.

Madmountan pulls Thadston to his feet. Madmountan says, "Sorry."

Leafiara asks, "All okay, aside from the dead?"

Thadston hiccups!

Leafiara gingerly cracks and waves the rook-etched ruby over Pukk's body, and a mixture of oil and balsam trickles out of the ruby, coating Pukk with a cobalt blue liquid.

The rook-etched ruby deteriorates into a cobalt powder that disperses into the wind.

Thadston says, "Quiet is good."

Thadston nods.

Guarrin asks, "Someone get the dead out of here? Maybe take Thadston with you?"

Speaking softly to Loscar, Chandrellia says, "Yes I cantheal you."

Leafiara says, "Guess I have to discontinue that particular model of chrism."

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "Preferable to the shrieks of the Rooks, yes."

Thadston says, "Sure...let's go home...I've had enough."

Thadston hiccups!

Speaking to Guarrin, Iskandr asks, "Isn't the party going to follow Thadston?"

The voice of Thrassus says, "I can open a portal to the town square."

Loscar says, "You did it."

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn asks, "That still hasn't sobered you up?"

Loscar asks, "Did we do it!?"

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia asks, "To the Spire? Or had you somewhere else in mind?"

Guarrin says, "I'm hoping the ...party..ends once Thadston is out of the tunnels."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara encourages, "The Spire seems wise."

Thrassus says, "Drag the bodies into the darkness."

Speaking in Guildspeak, Kiwoeachi asks something you don't understand.

The ghostly voice of Asben says, "Well that was less than fun."

Speaking to Tsarok, Pietra says, "It started with fists and drinks. And then arrows happened and it all broke loose."

Leafiara says, "The darkness appears to be a portal to triage."

You drag Letzi through the pillar of darkness, followed closely by Taulramil, Felita, Tsarok, Berost, Guarrin, Roelon, Fulmen, Madmountan, Draccor, Falvicar, Sacru, Myasarie, Pietra, Chandrellia, Bernadette, Faerinn, Iskandr and Shinann.

[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 gazing upon them for too long is somewhat painful. As insubstantial as it is, the $O1N seems immovable and detached from the world around it. No wind disrupts its surface, and no light penetrates its endless, dark depths.;pillar of darkness, the white Maelfor disk, a large acorn, a flaky croissant, a cocoa-dusted raspberry twist, a sugar-dusted cinnamon twist, an one-eyed wolf, a large acorn, a sinuous bone white serpent that is sitting, a tiny pocket mouse, a large acorn, some wolifrew lichen, some light leather, some reinforced leather, a brittle crystalline stalk, a clear sapphire, some manna bread, some manna bread, a rose-marrow potion, some wolifrew lichen, some manna bread, some manna bread, an iridescent glass teacup cradled by gilded feathers, some bubbling Eldreth death-rum, a large acorn, some manna bread, some wolifrew lichen, a large acorn, a rose-marrow potion, a rose-marrow potion, some manna bread, a large acorn, a rose-marrow potion, a large acorn, a rose-marrow potion, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, the Targetina disk, an herbal remedy donation bin and some stone benches with some stuff on it.

Also here: the body of Letzi who is lying down, Shinann, Squire Legionnaire Iskandr, Barrister Faerinn, Bernadette, Lady in Waiting Chandrellia, Pietra, Myasarie, Sacru, Falvicar, Draccor, Arena Hero Madmountan, Fulmen, Roelon, Guarrin, Berost, Quartermaster Tsarok, Felita, Master Taulramil, Lord Yavs, Loscar, High Lord Sadnama, Stellarra, Maelfor, Fisher Beldannon, Sewer Scamp Ushakaron, Tauthwyn who is sitting, Lady Ehlorian, Redchief, Konmin, Theona who is sitting, Targetina

The pillar of darkness ripples for a moment as it separates into shadows that recede into the darkness from which they came.

[General] Yavs asks, "Iskandr Everything ok?"

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Berost says, "Told ya."

Speaking to Pietra, Iskandr says, "Glad I at least got a nice pint of mead in."

Guarrin says, "Bah."

Loscar says, "Bleck."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Move through the portal of darkness, those still in the tunnels."

Yavs raspily asks, "Everything ok, madam Mayor?"

[Merchant] Taulramil: "It is not safe there are knaves and figures around town."

Speaking to Yavs, Leafiara says, "Nope."

Thadston drags Wolfloner out of the pillar of darkness.

[Merchant] Taulramil: "Watch where you go."

Leafiara exclaims, "To battle!"

[General] Pukk asks, "This just in. Gryphons attack innocent bystanders as they fight Rook figures. Friend or Foe?"

Taulramil says, "These thugs are around town."

Leafiara asks, "Whereabouts?"

Loscar says, "Just scars."

Taulramil says, "I chased a few."

Thadston belches.

Speaking to a jungle samoyed, Iskandr says, "Sorry Foof, went to places you didn't wanna come."

Yavs raspily says, "I stand ready, my lady."

Thadston leans on Lylia.

Thadston slowly empties his lungs.

Lylia nods at Thadston.

[General] Stormyrain thinks, "There are still many bodies here."

Taulramil says, "Who can hold silver."

[General] Leafiara asks, "Is the portal still open?"

Loscar asks, "For how long?"

[General] Stormyrain thinks, "I do not believe so."

Leafiara designates Bernadette as the new leader of the group.

Taulramil says, "It's 6k."


[fogging over]

[Wehnimer's, Burrow Way]

Along an earthen wall, the skeletal remains of a humanoid are partially visible, half-buried within the hard-packed dirt. High above, a wooden rafter appears to be cracking along the ceiling. You also see a small statue, a frosted cherry cookie, a white crystal, a frosted cinnamon cookie, a frosted oatmeal cookie, a thin satin bow, a solid moonstone cube, a slender blue wand, some ambrominas leaf, a crystal amulet, an ayanad crystal, a silver lockpick, an animated grey-beaked dark hooded figure that is lying down, an ayanad crystal, an iron wand, an aquamarine wand, some wolifrew lichen, some calamia fruit, a tall olive green grik'trak and a spotted great horned owl.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Shinann, the body of Rakky who is lying down, the body of Cidven who is lying down, Dessedemona, the body of Towermen who is lying down, the body of Lord Asben who is lying down, Pukk, Stormyrain

Leafiara asks, "Grab everyone and I can fog?"

Stormyrain says, "Going to Voln."

Guarrin asks, "Taking us in?"

Guarrin says, "Thank you."

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain says, "Go ahead."

Guarrin asks, "Was that everyone?"

Guarrin says, "I'll head back and check."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "Well, I guess half the reason I wanted to talk with you captains just went out the window..."

[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 gazing upon them for too long is somewhat painful. As insubstantial as it is, the $O1N seems immovable and detached from the world around it. No wind disrupts its surface, and no light penetrates its endless, dark depths.;pillar of darkness, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, the Sareyna disk, a jungle samoyed, a massive snowy white tiger, a green-eyed grey and white kitten, an expressive will-o-wisp spirit that is flying around, the Taulramil disk, the Myasarie disk, the white Maelfor disk, a large acorn, a flaky croissant, a cocoa-dusted raspberry twist, a sugar-dusted cinnamon twist, an one-eyed wolf that is sitting, a large acorn, a tiny pocket mouse, a large acorn, some wolifrew lichen, some light leather, some reinforced leather, a brittle crystalline stalk, a clear sapphire, some manna bread, some manna bread, a rose-marrow potion, some wolifrew lichen, some manna bread, an iridescent glass teacup cradled by gilded feathers, some bubbling Eldreth death-rum, a large acorn, some manna bread, some wolifrew lichen, a large acorn, a rose-marrow potion, a rose-marrow potion, some manna bread, a large acorn, a rose-marrow potion, a large acorn, a rose-marrow potion, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, the Targetina disk, an herbal remedy donation bin and some stone benches with some stuff on it.

Loscar asks, "Leaf you ok?"

[General] Stormyrain thinks, "I believe all the corpses are now in the center of town."

Loscar says, "You don't look...ok."

[General] Leafiara asks, "Are there any thugs still moving through town?"

The ghostly voice of Towermen says, "Dirty arrows."

Speaking deeply to Thadston, Berost says, "Clean yerself up ya daft fool."

Thadston trips over something and lands right in front of Stormyrain.

Thadston flashes a wide grin.

Speaking to Tsarok, the ghostly voice of Asben says, "I'm mostly dead."

Faerinn says, "No surprise they do operate out of the sewer."

Stormyrain can offer Thadston only a blank expression.

Speaking to Asben, Madmountan says, "To blave."

Thadston asks, "Is that a mirror image spell? Or am I that far gone?"

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia exclaims, "Why don't you show us the man you used to be, the Thadston that everyone bragged about!"

Fulmen asks, "Would anyone like a Paladin battle raise?"

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "Is this how Casiphia would want to see you? Or even your azure friend?"

Thadston reaches out and touches the air around Stormyrain.

Speaking slowly to Thadston, Leafiara affirms, "You're that far gone."

Speaking slowly to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "Yes."

Draught says, "Seems all clear now."

Sadnama says, "I can get someone up when they are ready."

Thadston glances at Leafiara.

Thadston says, "Don't speak to me about either one of them ever again."

Draught says, "Ah thank you."

Leafiara frowns at Thadston.

Taulramil says, "While I'm here."

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "There. Mayhaps that will help you orient yourself."

Asben says, "Fun fun."

Sadnama asks, "Who need up?"

Speaking wearily to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Alright, have it your way. But this can't go on, either way."

Thadston says, "To be fair..."

Speaking in Guildspeak to Taulramil, Kiwoeachi says something you don't understand.

Thadston says, "They did tell you all to leave."'

Asben whispers something to Tsarok.

Thadston shrugs.'

Speaking to Taulramil, Kiwoeachi says, "I'm not even sure what happened I just woke up."

Thadston says, "I didn't need your help."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "They gave a threat."

Lylia asks, "Since when did I ever take orders from the Rooks, Thadston?"

Speaking to Thadston, Shinann says, "We were not going to leave you."

Speaking perplexedly to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "Isn't this what you've wanted for years? That the Rooks reveal themselves and I turn on them because I finally have evidence?"

Beldannon sadly says, "People should be careful down there, saw a citizen of the landing kill Wolfloner."

Pukk says, "It was an order and we all know Leafi only takes orders when she is shackled."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia asks, "Oh stop with the self pity! Can't you see you actually mean something to some of these people?"

Leafiara peers quizzically at Thadston.

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn says, "Your knees and headbutts say otherwise."

Speaking to Taulramil, Kiwoeachi says, "A true warrior."

Shinann says, "And, I am with Stormyrain. Rooks do not order me around."

Speaking to Leafiara, Iskandr says, "I haven't known him as long as you, or known him at all, truly, but in the time I've been around it's just been progressively worse and worse. Don't know what magic you expect at this time. He has demons he needs to deal with."

Thadston says, "A public outcry against the Rooks is not turning on them."

Thadston laughs at Leafiara!

Kiwoeachi says, "I saw some figures with severed limbs all over the place down there."

Leafiara raises an eyebrow in Thadston's direction.

The ghostly voice of Marijka says, "Of course you did. We had several master warriors in the group."

Speaking quietly to Thadston, Myasarie asks, "Would m'lord have a better idea?"

Speaking to Lylia, Iskandr exclaims, "Heh, I was thinking that as I wrote it exactly!"

Pietra whispers something to Tsarok.

Speaking slowly to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "I just slashed probably two dozen of them and that isn't enough?"

Sadnama exclaims, "Thanks!"

Thrassus says, "Send the guard and militia down after them, and clear them out once and for all."

Chandrellia recites softly:

"Do any of the dead need healing?"

Thadston points at Thrassus.

Thadston says, "Bingo."

Thadston says, "Let's do that."

Thrassus nods at Thadston.

Speaking to Thrassus, Guarrin says, "You're not wrong."

Thadston says, "I am sure I don't need to be a Marshal to make that kind of operation happen."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara agrees, "You don't. That's outside of Landing jurisdiction, so have at it."

Lylia says, "You were not a Marshal when you attempted to do it before, I believe."

Thadston taps his nose.

Thadston nods at Lylia.

Faerinn says, "Or at least fumigate those tunnels."

Speaking to Thadston, Shinann says, "You already did that..."

Thadston says, "Good pont."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia exclaims, "But damn it, do it with a clear head!"

Fulmen recites:

"Souls are heated by life and by death

Each return from the gates the blow of Eonak's hammer

That, in time, ye be steel to cut the darkness."

Thadston says, "Pont..."

Thadston says, "Pint..."

Thadston hiccups!

Thadston says, "Point."

Lylia pointedly says, "Point."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara asks, "Would you be amenable to that? An attack on the tunnels?"

Leafiara says, "I don't believe the town guard will be enough."

Speaking to Thadston, Pukk says, "Yep, you're still drunk."

Sareyna says, "Pint pont point same difference."

Thadston hiccups!

The ghostly voice of Towermen says, "I sobered him up with my bell, he just acting."

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain says, "Rooks are still Landing citizens. If they are to be brought to justice let it be through our justice system. I am not a judge, or an executioner."

[General] Bernadette asks, "This is Landing. What else ye need to know?"

Speaking slowly to Stormyrain, Leafiara asks, "Seriously? After we just killed several dozen of them?"

Berost deeply says, "But Mother on the other hand... I'll gladly be judge an juror and tha other."

Thadston asks, "Did you see how far I threw that first guy?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain says, "After you did. I did not raise my blade against a single one."

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

Guarrin says, "They just openly attacked the Mayor...not to mention countless others."

Speaking to Thadston, Pietra says, "You were clumsily impressive."

Speaking to Thadston, Pukk says, "Actually, I thought it was funny."

Thadston says, "Hurt my shoulder...but worth it."

Loscar says, "Not sure you wanna eat that bread..."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Iskandr says, "I feel like I've been shot through by the Rooks more than anyone around here lately that wasn't a blood golem."

The ghostly voice of Marijka says, "I raised my blades against all of them. The carnage was glorious."

Faerinn says, "Simple solution. Revoke that citizenship."

Leafiara says, "Okay, so we won't have the militia to attack the tunnels at very least."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Iskandr asks, "Just gonna keep with the justice thing?"

Speaking to Guarrin, Stormyrain says, "Yes, they did. So bring them to justice, put them in jail. Let Renpaw decide their fate. I don't have any desire to execute citizens of the Landing."

Thadston asks, "You think I need a title to rally the militia?"

Thadston peers quizzically at Leafiara.

Sadnama asks, "Who's next to get up?"

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Given your inner circle, no, not at all."

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil says, "I have walked the catacombs and the wilds around the bay and the hidden tunnel. there are no more."

Speaking to Thadston, Iskandr says, "Not sure you could rally your own knees right now to walk."

Lylia says, "Thadston was not a citizen when the Rooks' nests were burned, either. At the time, he was an Imperial soldier. If memory serves. And if it does not, Xorus will remind me."

Thadston begins chuckling at Iskandr!

Loscar says, "Its still ok."

Speaking to Iskandr, Stormyrain says, "As a Captain of the Militia I am giving my opinion as asked. My opinion is just that. If the Mayor decides to support an action you're free to participate as you feel is right."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "As I said, have at it. The Judge ruled in your favor on attacking the camps outside the gates."

Pietra whispers something to Sacru.

Thadston says, "That's right. Translation? Renpaw says I have big balls."

Speaking softly to Iskandr, Chandrellia says, "Do not be harsh on Stormy, she is loyal and dedicated, she follows her code."

Thadston says, "I'd do it again."

Leafiara smirks at Thadston.

Speaking to Thadston, Guarrin says, "Maybe we just need to get you sober and give you a direction to express that anger."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Iskandr says, "Not trying to be harsh so much as frustrated."

[General] Kiwoeachi thinks, "I saw a couple figures wandering the burrow when I was checking up on you all down there."

Speaking softly to Iskandr, Chandrellia asks, "And you do not think it's easy for her?"

Speaking to Guarrin, Leafiara says, "I agree that's one possible solution. Not sure it's one he's interested in."

Thadston says, "I did have that." [I assume in response to Guarrin, but not sure]

Chandrellia softly says, "It's not."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Iskandr says, "But again, not my town, so I play by the rules of the people."

Thadston hiccups!

Speaking to Leafiara, Guarrin says, "Perhaps once his...friend is dealt with."

Guarrin says, "And he's returned to his post."

Speaking darkly to Thadston, Wolfloner says, "Was not all that long ago you lead an assault into the Rooks Lair. Children were killed under the Rooks protection. Not suprising they would seek revenge."

Loscar says, "Whoever baked these was like my dead wife..."

Lylia notes, "Children were killed because the Rooks used them as shields."

Taulramil says, "It might be wise to look into brawling games so the populace have a sport to watch, I wish we could have games of prowess."

Lylia says, "Let us not forget who put them in harm's way."

Thadston belches.

Speaking to Taulramil, Iskandr says, "We may have the Fest of the Fallen next year, I hope."

A flicker of azure light snakes across the side of Thadston's throat.

Leafiara absently says, "...Rone won't win this. As was said two nights ago, up the ante and eliminate vigilantism at the same time."

Loscar says, "Thad's throat looks bad."

Thadston sighs.

Speaking darkly to Thadston, Wolfloner asks, "Would you lead the raid to murder those children again as well?"

Speaking curiously to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I wonder if Rone put the dockworkers up to this to prove his point."

Speaking to Thadston, Pietra says, "I think your booze mighta been haunted."

Faerinn says, "Ah, there's the Bleakubus. Finally making an appearance."

Speaking to Iskandr, Taulramil says, "But to avoid an overflow of tempers when the stress and danger is up there we could have games to help distract the citizens that don't venture outside."

Lylia says, "The children would not have been there if the Rooks had not placed them there."

Stormyrain offers Thadston a tankard of honey mead.

Thadston accepts Stormyrain's honey mead.

Speaking to Giantphang, Dessedemona says, "Yes it's really me."

Thadston turns toward Stormyrain and renders a sharp salute with his honey mead.

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara asks, "What about you, captain? Are you in agreement with Captain Stormyrain--a direct attack on the tunnels is not something you'd be interested in utilizing the militia for?"

Stormyrain inclines her head.

Thadston kisses Stormyrain tenderly on the forehead.

Giantphang exclaims, "Gosh!"

Speaking to Thadston, Guarrin asks, "Does the drinking help with your...friend?"

Thadston snarls menacingly!

Stormyrain gets a blank look on her face.

Thadston hisses.

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

Thadston turns toward Stormyrain and renders a sharp salute with his honey mead.

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann says, "I agree with Stormyrain."

Thadston takes a drink from his honey mead.

Speaking darkly to Lylia, Wolfloner says, "The children came to the Rooks because the town did not protect them."

Stormyrain inclines her head.

Thadston asks, "Jealous wives. What's a man to do?"

Thadston shrugs.

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "Divorce."

Stormyrain shrugs.

Loscar says, "Shoulda found a better militia..."

Speaking darkly to Lylia, Wolfloner says, "Defending Thadston about this is wrong."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "You'll be on your own with whatever's left of your inner circle if you want to attack the tunnels, it seems."

Lylia says, "The children were used by the Rooks as shields for their nests."

Asben whispers something to Pietra.

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia asks, "The right damn thing is what a man should do. What are you Thadston, a man or just a town drunk?"

Speaking to Stormyrain, Guarrin says, "Fair point."

Leafiara adds, "Well, I'm sure many adventurers here would be willing to join in too."

Lylia adds, "And I do not see 'wrong' in the same way that you do, with due respect."

Speaking to Guarrin, Stormyrain says, "I have good ideas, sometimes."

Speaking darkly to Wolfloner, Draccor says, "Lylia is hardly ever right anyways."

Pietra whispers something to Asben.

Lylia indifferently says, "They were children. There are always more of them to be had."

Speaking darkly to Thadston, Wolfloner says, "I will take your silence as assent you would lead an assault again."

Thadston says, "Maybe I should become a vigilante."

Lylia says, "I do not share people's sentimentality about them."

The ghostly voice of Marijka says, "I will be happy to help clear the tunnels if somebody should see fit to restore my heartbeat between now and then."

Roelon deeply says, "The Rooks are goin' too far. Once again."

Thadston asks, "I'm sorry, what?"

Thadston peers quizzically at Wolfloner.

Speaking to Thadston, Iskandr asks, "Rone the whatever number is next?"

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "Oh like that hasn't been tried before."

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara says, "I agree, but as the captains are pointing out, that doesn't mean we can stoop to that level."

Sadnama says, "I'll have you up in a minute."

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "We have enough of those. You can be more original than that."

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "It seems to be in style, yes."

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara says, "Otherwise, as Thadston's saying, we just end up being Rone."

Speaking to Draccor, Faerinn says, "Such insights is what makes you Cunstable."

Roelon deeply says, "But cannae do nothin' as well."

Loscar says, "I don't think we have a captain here..."

Speaking slowly to Loscar, Leafiara says, "We have two."

Thadston takes a drink from his honey mead.

Loscar says, "Oh thank god I got scare everything went black for a moment."

Speaking darkly to Faerinn, Draccor says, "You spelled amazing constable of the Landing wrong."

Kiwoeachi says, "A few."

Speaking to Asben, Pietra says, "I'm outta cake."

Kiwoeachi says, "Too many, one might say."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Falvicar says, "The Rooks attacked first. The dockworkers attacked first. Self defense."

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "What a shame Reissa left."

Speaking to Falvicar, Leafiara says, "In the Rooks' case I agree, but the dockworkers were relatively harmless."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra asks, "She a cakerer?"

Kiwoeachi says, "The Landing harbors a lot of criminals I presume."

Speaking to Asben, Pietra says, "This is a small cake."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Falvicar says, "They still attacked first."

Speaking to Falvicar, Leafiara says, "Nonetheless... no criminal charges tonight."

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "No, but I know how much she looks forward to fights."

Speaking to Falvicar, Leafiara says, "Can't deny that."

Speaking to Draccor, Faerinn says, "Spelling? You are mad, cunstable."

Thrassus says, "The dockworkers were a lure to draw Thadston down into the tunnels."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "She sure was there for awhile!"

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "Until the fighting started."

Speaking to Thrassus, Guarrin says, "Wouldn't be surprising."

Speaking to Asben, Pietra says, "That's better."

Thrassus says, "The Rooks planned to murder him."

Speaking darkly to Faerinn, Draccor says, "There you go with a studder again... I get it yer slow in the head."

Speaking to Faerinn, Lylia says, "Do you know many spells, Faerinn? I have a few."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "If she'd only stuck around to watch. It was pretty funny."

Speaking musingly to Thrassus, Leafiara acknowledges, "...that is a possibility."

Thadston tilts the mead in his hand and for a brief moment the reflection of a pale woman appears, almost superimposed over his own face. Her lips touch Thadston's ear. Her fingers at his throat. One eye is squinted and staring outward.

Leafiara slowly says, "Well, that's new."

Loscar says, "So something is eating his face."

Thadston takes a drink from his honey mead.

Thadston says, "Cheers."

Leafiara adds, "And really creepy."

Speaking to Thadston, Fulmen asks, "Ye're possessed then?"

Speaking to Lylia, Faerinn says, "A lot, yes."

Speaking to Thadston, Sochestie says, "Cool mead, does cool things."

Speaking to Thadston, Fulmen says, "Mayhaps if ye drink a few pure potions, it could cure that wee problem."

Pietra whispers something to Asben.

Speaking wearily to Lylia, Leafiara says, "Assuming we can actually convince him to go back to the Spire, maybe he can be... examined while he's too out of it to notice."

Thadston renders a sharp salute with his honey mead.

Pietra whispers something to Asben.

Stormyrain offers Thadston a glass of aged whiskey.

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain offers, "For later."

Chandrellia softly exclaims, "Delivery!"

Asben whispers something to Pietra.

Thadston says, "Goodnight to all of you."

Thadston accepts Stormyrain's aged whiskey.

Thadston nods at Stormyrain.

Lylia whispers something to Leafiara.

Loscar says, "Booo."

Speaking tentatively to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "I don't think he needs any further help in that area."

Pietra whispers something to Tsarok.

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "Please get well."

Speaking quietly to Thadston, Falvicar says, "I always thought you were more of a scotch drinker."

Speaking to Thadston, Guarrin says, "Rest well you two."

Thadston says, "Next time, just leave me down there."

Speaking to Thadston, Iskandr says, "Get to a bed safely."

Thadston hiccups!

Thadston takes a drink from his honey mead.

Thadston takes a drink from his aged whiskey.

Lord Thadston just went northeast.

Leafiara slowly says, "Well, noted."


Discussion Afterward

Speaking to Stormyrain, Pietra exclaims, "Good choice!"

Leafiara says, "...crazy."

Faerinn says, "Your suicidal ideation never ceases."

Speaking in Faendryl, Lylia says something you don't understand.

[General] Pukk exclaims, "Hearing how famous Roblar has become, Falvicar has declared that he will fight to surpass Roblar! When questions about this Falvicar replied, "Who are you again?" This proves how upset Falvicar is!"

Speaking to a jungle samoyed, Iskandr says, "I really, really still need to feed you, poor puppy."

Loscar recites:

"Now this is the need for Pennant Chase seeds

The next time it happens please proceed..."

Leafiara confesses, "I like how I've refused to turn a blade on the Rooks for about four and a half years, so everyone thinks I'm in league with them, then I actually finally do it and it's not enough."

Giantphang exclaims, "Try harder miss fiara!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Fulmen says, "Leadership is constantly being accused of things ye didn't do."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I just fought some rooks myself."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "I think we need to oust Mother."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pietra asks, "I thought you were Mother?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I was staying out of it but I saw them on my friends and I couldn't stay out anymore."

Speaking to Leafiara, Kiwoeachi says, "Shouldn't surprise you, that's mob justice for ya, never enough."

Speaking wryly to Pietra, Leafiara says, "Yeah, that's what all the kooks think."

Speaking to Pietra, Leafiara admits, "Though I still wouldn't be entirely surprised if she's my future self."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pietra asks, "Like Pukk?"

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia asks, "Does this mean you will be the new Mother? Mother Pukk?"

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Falvicar says, "I didn't know you were a mother."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I'm heart broken. I thought a lot of the Rooks."

Speaking ruefully to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Yeah, tell me about it."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Maybe I can reach out to my Scion of Shaundara contacts."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Then we can have all the freedom fighting and none of the criminality."

Leafiara absently says, "You know, I just said that offhand, but honestly, it's a pretty good idea..."

Leafiara says, "On another note, I'm not sure if Khylon helped or hurt his case to be the marshal."

Leafiara says, "Khylon's probably the most anti-Rook candidate, but also he wouldn't send guards to Helga's."