A Knight To Remember - 5120-12-02 - Tunnel Vision (log)

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This log is from Wehnimer's Landing storyline A Knight to Remember on 12/02/2020 from the viewpoint of Leafiara Autumnwind.

Eorgaen 2-3, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Amos greets the Landing on a night of "majestic" snowfall, as he calls it. He asks where everyone will be gathering and Mayor Leafiara suggests either her office or the trophy room for a fireplace. He likes the trophy room since he likes trophies, so Sir Cryheart leads on.
  • Amos arrives with news of Thrayzar, saying he has the confirmation he needs and a new meeting arranged. We'll travel to Jantalar on the 12th, where he'll have his meeting with his old associate and need all of us to lay waiting in his escape tunnel. Taulramil says he's getting married that day and Amos jokes to cancel it, but Leafi says it'll probably be much later in the night anyway.
  • Captain Shinann asks if he's certain the orc is Thrayzar and Amos says yes, though Thrayzar's not as many have described him. He's a savage and a beast used for blood sport in Jantalar fighting pits, though it's claimed that he does display signs of superiority. He brings a crowd, which is why his original meeting fell through.
  • Puptilian asks if we can just contact the Baroness Hochstib. Amos laughs and says if we even mutter this to the court, the orc will die or vanish since that is their way. Sir Goldstr asks if we need to rescue him and Amos says yes, as he suspects his associate will move the orc during their meeting, and one of his fireflies discovered his escape route. Magister Raelee asks if Thrayzar will really vanish because "that is their way" or if it's simply a suitable threat because Amos doesn't want the Baroness to know this is happening. Amos says both.
  • Pup implies that if we upset enough baronies, one of them will march up here. Amos says Thrayzar isn't housed in the Baroness' dining chamber and he's not fool enough that we'll be butchering imperial soldiers. Leafi says maybe we can bring up the slave trading rings and pit fighting after getting Thrayzar back; Amos says the Baroness is no doubt aware of the good and bad in her land already, but awareness doesn't erase them, same as with the Order of the Silver Gryphon or Brotherhood of Rooks. Amos says anyone we kill on the 12th will be murderers, thieves, slavers, or mercenaries who know what they risk, and if we're successful then no one will even hear of it.
  • Hapenlok asks how Thrayzar ended up in the pits and Amos says he was likely apprehended in the wilds. Cryheart says he'd hate to ruin our relationship with the Baroness. Amos says he'd offer for Cryheart and his Order to join his meeting, but his associate would kill them at the sight of Cryheart. Shinann asks if one of us can go to the meeting; he says no; she asks why and begins to say she can dye her hair pink like one of his fireflies, but he says no. She says they don't know who she is; he says don't assume what they do and don't know.
  • Moving on, Amos says assuming we're sucessful, how will we contain Thrayzar? Hap says others have taken great interest in him and he'll end up in the Deadfall the minute he arrives; Amos says he's not sure he understands and Hap tells him to remain puzzled and he was speaking to everyone else as much as to him. Amos says he's uninterested, not puzzled, and he doesn't need an answer but merely wishes to bring it up for us to have adequate time to consider and decide.
  • Hap asks Amos how his council appointment is going and Amos shrugs, saying he's under investigation and has no council seat, but he's fine with this and has answered Guard Captain Dunigan's questions. Leafi says Hap's not the friendliest sort and Amos says it's okay, as he's small and must do things louder than he is. Hap says a lot of people have made that mistake and most of them burned to death at his hands. Amos says he's feisty for a Parasite Halfling--er, he means Paradis Halfling--and passion and fire is good, but save it for the escape route tunnels. Hap says he looks forward to seeing the trap sprung so he can tell everyone "I told you so" and dance on Amos' grave.
  • Shinann asks how we contact Amos and Amos says we won't, as we'll be in place before his meeting. Leafi asks if Alendrial or Ayred will tell us when, and Amos nods. Shinann says she meant before then if she or Captain Stormyrain (not present) have questions. He says if they have misgivings, they need not come. Amos says he has no desire to draw more Imperial eyes here and none of us do either, but blood in Jantalar's tunnels is nothing new. He says he can provide disguises if we want and brings up Torren rogues killing Jantalar slavers in tunnels.
  • Amos wishes everyone a good eve and leaves.
  • The moment he's gone, Leafi, Guarrin (prime), and others acknowledge the elephant in the room that we're probably walking into a trap if not multiple layers of trap, and that we need some to hang back in town in case there's a simultaneous attack in the Landing while others are away.
  • Before they can pursue that line of thought much further, the Rooks' orphan messenger Acorn arrives and says they don't trust Amos. He says they can help, though not by the 12th, in locating all he is offering. Leafi asks for clarification that that means locating Thrayzar. Acorn says yes and Mother says she is close and is trying so we don't have to use Amos. He says Amos is dangerous and encroaching and brought the Armigers. He says to ask Dunigan, and the town coffers didn't finance the Armigers as Dunigan doesn't have the funds for it.


Higlights - Thematic

Amos asks, "How are you going to...contain the orc?"
Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok says, "I'm sure he's not going to be here long. Others have taken a great interest in him. He'll wind up in the Deadfall the minute he arrives on our soil."
Amos says, "I am not sure I understand Hapenlok."
Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok says, "Remain puzzled."
Hapenlok says, "I was speaking to them, as much as you."


Log

Musings Before the Storm

[Town Square Central]

This is the heart of the main square of Wehnimer's Landing. The impromptu shops of the bazaar are clustered around this central gathering place, where townsfolk, travellers, and adventurers meet to talk, conspire or raise expeditions to the far-flung reaches of Elanith. At the north end, an old well, with moss-covered stones and a craggy roof, is shaded from the moonlight by a strong, robust tree. The oak is tall and straight, and it is apparent that the roots run deep. You also see the translucent Ithloria disk, the Kippe disk, an amber-eyed tawny range wolf, a fire wyrdling, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, the Saucypants disk, the Plunex disk, the Nodrak disk, a badly damaged brass strongbox, a sturdy gold strongbox, the Abrasiva disk, the Heathecliff disk, a misty lavender sprite with knobby knees, a forest wolf, a reinforced shield, a frost-hued pudgy snowcat kitten, an elk horn potion, a Dabbings Family special tart, the palm frond-shaped Leafiara disk, a large acorn, some stone benches with some stuff on it, an herbal remedy donation bin, a round silver-banded barrel and a silver-traced carved mahogany cart with some stuff on it.

Also here: Ithloria, Meriedan, Hapenlok, Sir Cryheart, Magister Raelee, Kippe, Guarrin, Saucypants, Plunex, Great Lord Farend, Nodrak, Puptilian, Abrasiva, Heathecliff, Callinar, Beiowulf, Giantphang, Mayor Leafiara, Apprentice Wekor who is kneeling

Haleran, Beiowulf, Great Lord Farend who is sitting, Yardie who is sitting, Puptilian who is sitting, Celsore, Tazziel, High Lord Balzighast, Xexzion, Ithloria, Keemar, Forreva, Abrasiva, Nodrak, Plunex, Saucypants, Portaur, Aiss who is kneeling, Apprentice Wekor who is kneeling, Great Lady Peggyanne, Kiwoeachi, Hoedo, Pheon

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "And honestly, there's always the fallback. We kill him." [referring to what if we can't get the Bleakwalker out in any other way]

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Generally, things don't want to be in possession of a dead man."

Speaking to Giantphang, Callinar says, "Mr phang lets do bandits."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Whether it's a spirit, or ....whatever this happens to be."

Giantphang says, "Ok."

Hapenlok says, "I too, have a mission to kill bandits. But I'm probably going to get sent to the Locksmher River again."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok asks, "But anyway, it's like I said, I'm not going to be able to help much in finding the solution. Perhaps implementing it?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Yeah, word's getting around, so I'm sure we're... gradually figuring it out, collectively."

There is a loud explosion nearby as glass windows shatter and flames erupt from within a nearby shop. Townspeople scream as a shadowy figure rushes away. Moments later some town guards and local citizens throw water from buckets on the flames and extinguish them. [ambient message]

Leafiara muses, "Or at least I sure hope we are. We sure went through enough ideas last night."

(Hapenlok glances over toward the latest explosion.)

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "And that's mostly the reason why." [he was saying earlier that we're short on time]

Hapenlok says, "There's been time where I've been the only law in the streets here."

Hapenlok says, "And it's not even official."

Leafiara says, "Well, we do have our... mercenary allies at this point, and those towers we just built. But it's tenous, certainly."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok repeats, "Mercenary allies."

Speaking wryly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Hey, it was Guard Captain Dunigan's idea, not mine."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Possibly a contradiction in terms."

Leafiara adds, "Still trying to get a meeting with that guy."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Shinann says, "I thought you claimed to be a mercenary."

Leafiara says, "If I were the Knave, I'd just offer the mercenaries more money than Dunigan's offering. Seriously."

Leafiara says, "Seems like an easy point of weakness."

Speaking to Shinann, Hapenlok says, "I don't claim. I am. But my work isn't here. This is my home."

Speaking to Shinann, Hapenlok says, "I've gotten offers for work here. Many times."

Shinann says, "Mmmhmmm."

Speaking to Shinann, Hapenlok says, "You know the old saying, 'don't soil where you eat.' ...well, that's ...sort of how it goes."

Speaking to Shinann, Puptilian says, "Ask our merc here how welcome his talents are down in River Rest."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Shinann says, "You do not want me to respond to that."

Speaking to Shinann, Hapenlok says, "Well, it's not something you haven't already told me at length."

Speaking condescendingly to Shinann, Hapenlok says, "Captain."

Shinann says, "Maybe."

A grey wolf exclaims, "I've returned to offer wolfish wisdom and demand donuts!"

Hapenlok says, "But I live here, I love living here. I hate most of the people who reside here, but I still wouldn't mind having a place to hang my hat."

Hapenlok says, "So that's why I refuse any jobs that come my way from here."

A grey wolf says, "There is a shack in Shanty Town that is free for the taking."

Hapenlok asks, "And the Rest?"


Snowy Conversations

The sky is filled with a blanket of low clouds, pale and unmoving. Sounds seem muffled and the air feels thick and takes on a quiet stillness.

Leafiara recites:

"Everybody join Cryheart!"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Puptilian says, "I just remember a certain....group not happy with you there is all."

Cryheart is already a member of Guarrin's group.

Speaking to Puptilian, Hapenlok says, "After you sent me there, yes."

Leafiara recites:

"Everybody join Guarrin!"

Guarrin designates Cryheart as the new leader of the group.

Speaking to Leafiara, Puptilian says, "Don't make me thump you like I do Pukk."

A grey wolf says, "I want cuddles."

Leafiara recites:

"Okay, *now* it's Cryheart!"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Puptilian says, "Yeah well yeah."

Speaking to Leafiara, Guarrin explains, "I try to give him a break the rest of the time."

Speaking to Leafiara, Puptilian says, "Mayor title doesn't exempt you from it."

Speaking amusedly to Puptilian, Leafiara agrees, "Would never expect or want it to."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Puptilian says, "Whatever. You like my company unlike half the town."

A grey wolf exclaims, "Are you threatening me!"

Speaking to Puptilian, Hapenlok says, "Yes, you're one of the few I can stomach on a regular basis. And I sometimes ask myself why."

A grey wolf exclaims, "I could eat you!"

Taulramil says, "You eat doughnuts."

A grey wolf says, "If you were a donut."

Speaking to Puptilian, Hapenlok says, "I managed to stay out of their view, most of the time when I had my ship. Despite not paying my Bay Tax."

Guarrin whispers something to Raelee.

Speaking to Puptilian, Hapenlok says, "Then you put me into a war with them."

Speaking to Shinann, Taulramil says, "I promise I will not drag you apart from your fights."

A grey wolf says, "Someone cast a spell to transform the kitten into a donut."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Puptilian says, "Just burn down their ships and call it even. You owe them anyway."

Speaking to Taulramil, Shinann asks, "Excuse me?"

Cryheart says, "Snow."

Hapenlok mutters, "Damn this snow."

A grey wolf says, "I dare one of you to do it! Cause I don't think you can and such, you just aren't that kind of finger wagglers."

Speaking to Shinann, Taulramil says, "A while back in a battle I accidentally took you out from the battle by dragging you." [I... think that was Stormyrain, actually]

Shinann says, "Oh."

Hapenlok says, "Oh."

[couple people wander in with residual recurring injuries from a spore trap]

Stiara softly gasps, "Someone released spores in the tower."

Speaking to herself, Sixle says, "Almost like listenin ta Shakrean an Wulfhen back in tha day....."

Speaking to Shinann, Taulramil says, "Meant no offense just an attempt at humor."

Speaking to Taulramil, Shinann says, "It was fine."

Aracnid says, "Glad I left a minute ago."

Aequitos says, "Wheww...."

Cryheart says, "That will be a hefty fine."

A grey wolf asks, "Can I bury you two when you die?"

Stiara softly says, "Well, it was an accident, but... yes. Big fines, I know."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "I gotta give this fella credit, he's melting, yet still picking locks."

Tynks says, "What's going on? I'm relatively new here."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "And now....he is dead."

Speaking musingly to Tynks, Leafiara says, "Quiet night so--"

A grey wolf says, "Hurry up now, go on and die. I want to dig."

Leafiara says, "Well, except for this." [the people dying of spore traps]

Speaking to Tynks, Viva exclaims, "It's Snow-time!"

Flakes of snow drift down from the sky.

Taulramil says, "That did not look right."

Stiara weakly says, "Okay, I think that was the last of it."

Speaking to Leafiara, Tynks says, "I don't believe I ever met a mayor."

Speaking to Tynks, Leafiara says, "Well, got two of 'em standing here now! Current and former."

Speaking to Tynks, Viva says, "That there is one of the best you'll ever meet."

Stiara softly says, "Whew."

Stiara softly says, "Should be over now."

A grey wolf asks, "So who has a donut?"

Tynks says, "It's all about timing."

Heathecliff asks, "Like this thing?"

Heathecliff taps a fresh peach doughnut, which is in his right hand.

Aequitos says, "Nice work."

A grey wolf exclaims, "Exactly like that!"

Guarrin whispers something to Cryheart.

A grey wolf says, "Feed it to me."

Viva asks, "Do you know how Frost giants get clean?"

Cryheart whispers something to Guarrin.

Viva exclaims, "Snow showers!"

Cryheart whispers something to Guarrin.

A grey wolf exclaims, "I want donut!"

Heathecliff feeds a grey wolf a bite of his peach doughnut.

A grey wolf says, "That is better."

Speaking to Leafiara, Viva says, "Winter is snow much fun."

Speaking flatly in Guildspeak to Chaoswynd, Kippe says something you don't understand.

A grey wolf says, "Wolf rage has subsided."

Speaking to a grey wolf, Heathecliff says, "All I got."

Bbee asks, "Why is there snow on the ground?"

Speaking in Guildspeak to Kippe, Chaoswynd says something you don't understand.

Puptilian says, "Oh what are we blaming him for? I'll join in just because."

Speaking slowly to Bbee, Hapenlok asks, "Because it's ...snowing?"

Bbee says, "I am not in Ice Mule."

[General] Amos thinks, "A fine snow is falling. It is majestic."

Speaking to Bbee, Heathecliff asks, "Did you bring the snow with you from mule?"

Shinann says, "Oh great."

[General] Leafiara muses, "It certainly is something, yes."

[General] Taulramil thinks, "Yes it is, I brought a blanket."

A grey wolf says, "I own Icemule still."

Bbee says, "I haven't bbeen there."

Speaking to Bbee, Viva says, "Mother Nature can be snow flaky this time of year."

[General] Hapenlok asks, "Know what'd be just as majestic?"

Leafiara optimistically says, "Well, on the bright side, maybe he has news on Thrayzar."

Shinann sighs.

Kippe glances skeptically at Leafiara.

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "Aw, nevermind. I've started enough trouble tonight."

Speaking to Shinann, Taulramil asks, "Cold?"

Cryheart whispers something to Guarrin.

[General] Guarrin asks, "Reminds you of home, eh?"

Speaking deeply to a grey wolf, Farend says, "Maybe go govern there and take the snow with you."

Speaking confidently to Kippe, Leafiara says, "Have to keep a sense of hope or you'll lose your mind around here."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "Not going to finish that statement."

Leafiara musingly says, "Actually, maybe a false dilemma. You'll lose your mind anyway."

Speaking to Cryheart, Hapenlok says, "Let's go make fun of Amos."

Speaking to Bbee, Viva exclaims, "Thank you!"

[General] Cryheart thinks, "Snow can be refreshing."

Speaking to Cryheart, Hapenlok says, "Make him mad, call me Councilman."

[General] Amos asks, "Where will you all be gathering this night?"

A grey wolf says, "We've been trying to trade it away for a given amount of pastries."

A grey wolf says, "But no one wants it."

[General] Taulramil thinks, "Had my first ever snowball fight in the town center here."

[General] Cryheart thinks, "Generally around Moot Hall."

[General] Polveiss thinks, "Snow is all fun in games till you can't open the door to your hut and you soil yourself in bed because you can't get to the outhouse."

Speaking wryly to Leafiara, Kippe says, "It doesn't seem to have helped."

[General] Sairai thinks, "Snow is wonderful only if you have no place to go."

[General] Leafiara suggests, "Somewhere with a fireplace is good, so either my office or the trophy room."

Cryheart says, "Amos is asking where we be gathering."

Shinann says, "I thought he knew everything."

[General] Amos thinks, "One can never have enough trophies. That place sounds just fine."

Taulramil says, "There is a giant bonfire in Icemule."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Let's go make fun of Amos."

[General] Sunfox thinks, "You have an office? Must be nice to be mayor...."

Speaking to Leafiara, Kippe teases, "I jest, Mayor."

Speaking to Bbee, Viva exclaims, "You are the Bbest!"

Speaking wryly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "We're on it."

Leafiara exclaims, "To the trophy room!"

Bbee exclaims, "I know!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok whispers aloud, "Call me Councilman."

Speaking to Bbee, Odowain says, "Careful you don't take too much."

[General] Cryheart asks, "Trophies?"

[General] Leafiara amiably thinks, "It's open for visit any time, with free refreshments for all. But for tonight we'll head to the trophy room."

Speaking to Cryheart, Shinann says, "Trophy Room."

Shinann says, "I think."

Cryheart asks, "Thraks Inn?"

Leafiara agrees, "Yes, he likes the trophy room. Because... he's a hunter, I suppose."

Guarrin says, "Aye."

Cryheart says, "Moving out."

[Raging Thrak, Trophy Room]

Tiny smudges of soot mar the fieldstones used to create the grand fireplace in this cozy room. A collection of plaques hangs above an immense grey marble mantel cluttered with trophy cups and bowls. Fashioned from a single stone slab, the hearth extends to an impressive black bear rug with its maw frozen in a silent roar. Several overstuffed wingback chairs, each covered in deep jewel-tone chintz, are scattered about the room. Against the back wall, a tall glass-front curio houses several ancient mementos and a thrak hide curtain hangs nearby. You also see a droopy-eyed tan bloodhound, a shifting twilight grey rift, a basket of sticks, an intricately woven straw wastebasket and obvious signs of someone hiding.

Also here: Squire Legionnaire Taulramil, Shinann, Magister Raelee, Kippe, Guarrin, Viva, Hapenlok, Chaoswynd, Mayor Leafiara, Sir Cryheart, Arasleaf, Death Knight Warclaidh

Taulramil asks, "Whose wyrdling?"

Leafiara says, "Hap's."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Oh, good, Winston can sniff out how much we can trust this guy."

Taulramil says, "I can use it on my shoulder to keep me a tad.."

Taulramil says, "Oh."

Taulramil says, "Warm."

[General] Cryheart thinks, "Meeting at trophy room in Thrak's Inn."

A grey wolf says, "Your ears are defective."


Amos' Rescue Mission

Lord Amos just arrived.

[General] Leafiara adds, "And come say hi to Winston while you're here, if you'd like!"

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

Cryheart says, "Evening Amos."

Speaking to Goldstr, Leafiara exclaims, "Evenin' Sir Goldstr!"

Amos says, "Great evening to you all."

Speaking to Amos, Leafiara greets, "And Amos, our most up and coming merchant."

A grey wolf exclaims, "Hello!"

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil asks, "Did you bring any special whiskey?"

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

[General] Sarmoya thinks, "This is a time for rest, not socializing."

Amos bows to Guarrin.

Leafiara chuckles.

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

Amos starts chuckling at Leafiara!

Leafiara winks at Amos.

Amos inhales, glancing around.

Amos says, "The crisp cold air. It's refreshing."

Speaking calmly to Amos, Leafiara inquires, "What brings you around tonight?"

Amos says, "Your orc."

Speaking interestedly to Amos, Leafiara says, "Ah, excellent. Well, potentially excellent."

Leafiara tentatively asks, "Good news, bad, both?"

Taulramil asks, "Cigar?"

Leafiara tilts her head at Amos.

Amos says, "Good, for the most part."

Leafiara nods slowly at Amos.

Amos says, "I have the confirmation I need, and a new meeting arranged."

Guarrin asks, "With?"

Speaking to Amos, Goldstr says, "Grand news."

Amos says, "On the 12th of this month, we will travel to Jantalar."

Bbee asks, "What's going on?"

Hapenlok murmurs, "Oh, that's rich."

Leafiara says, "Ah, not far off at all, date-wise."

Amos says, "I will have my meeting with my...old associate. I will need all of you to lay waiting around his escape tunnel."

Taulramil says, "Hmm."

Taulramil says, "Well."

A grey wolf asks, "Do they have donuts there?"

Taulramil says, "I'll be getting married that day."

Amos says, "Congratulations."

Amos nods at Taulramil.

Taulramil bows to Amos.

Amos says, "Cancel it."

Amos smirks.

Taulramil says, "Thank you."

Taulramil's jaw drops.

Taulramil says, "Well."

Taulramil says, "A good reason...."

Taulramil nods.

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

Amos says, "I jest."

Amos nods at Taulramil.

Taulramil grins.

Speaking to Amos, Shinann asks, "Are you certain it is Thrayzar?"

Speaking to Taulramil, Leafiara says, "If your invitation is still accurate, we'll probably be going long after your wedding anyway."

Amos says, "I am certain."

Amos says, "But he is not as many of you have described him."

Shinann raises an eyebrow in Amos's direction.

Goldstr asks, "Nae?"

Leafiara slowly says, "Alright, willing to hear this one."

Hapenlok murmurs, "He's gone feral. What'd you expect to find?"

Shinann asks, "Why is he there? He is not being put in the pits is he?"

Puptilian asks, "Why is he in Jantalar?"

Amos says, "He is a savage. It was told to me that he does...display signs of superiority in a sense..."

Speaking to a faceted dark sapphire pill, Bbee says, "Hatch."

Amos says, "But he is a beast used for blood sport in one of Jantalar's pits."

Shinann frowns.

Shinann says, "I thought you said he would be safe from those."

Puptilian says, "Could we not go to the Baron? Last I remember we had a good relationship with her."

Amos says, "He brings a crowd. Which is why my original meeting fell through."

Leafiara says, "Ah, we had already suspected he'd gone savage due to a curse--so, at least, that much isn't any bad news." [misworded a bit; it's bad but not news is the point]

Amos says, "I could not purchase him."

Hapenlok murmurs, "He's probably responsible for him being there."

Amos laughs at Puptilian!

Leafiara surreptitiously asks, "Wait, which Baron are we talking about?"

Guarrin says, "Baroness."

Leafiara says, "Surely not Spensor."

Speaking to Guarrin, Puptilian says, "True."

Amos says, "Baroness Hochstib."

Leafiara says, "Ah, Janatalar's--"

Speaking amusedly to Cryheart, Guarrin says, "I suppose she does owe me a favor."

Amos says, "If you even mutter this to the court.."

Amos says, "The orc will die."

Cryheart says, "Baroness Delphinuria Hochstib."

Amos says, "Or vanish."

Puptilian says, "Every time we do something....on the other side of the law it always comes to hurt this town more than gain."

Amos says, "That is their way."

Speaking to Amos, Guarrin asks, "Who is your associate?"

Leafiara admits, "I have no particular interest in furthering along Imperial ties myself."

Speaking to Amos, Goldstr asks, "So we needs to go rescue him?"

Ycelacie comically exclaims, "Yeah!"

Bbee says, "Delphinuria, gads what a name."

Amos says, "It is not important."

Leafiara adds, "And even if I did, Jantalar would be one of the last places I'd do it with."

Amos nods at Goldstr.

Amos says, "During my meeting, I suspect he will move the orc."

Puptilian says, "Let's upset yet another barony. Eventually one of them will just march up here."

Raelee evenly asks, "... and will he vanish because 'that is their way' - or is that merely a suitable grave and vague threat because you do not want the Baroness to know this is happening?"

Guarrin whispers something to Cryheart.

Cryheart says, "A few of us had the pleasure of meeting Baroness Hochstib, after her brother had kidnapped us."

Amos says, "One of my fireflies has...discovered his route."

Amos grins at Raelee.

Amos says, "Both."

Speaking to Cryheart, Puptilian says, "Remember after the mess in Talador the Baroness talked to a lot of us. It was an overall decent meeting."

Amos says, "It can always be both."

Bbee asks, "And that was a good meeting?"

Raising both eyebrows slightly, Raelee regards Amos with an unimpressed look.

Puptilian says, "She is not her father."

Amos asks, "Upset a Barony?"

Guarrin says, "Brother."

Amos says, "The orc is not housed in the Baroness's dining chamber."

Speaking to Guarrin, Puptilian asks, "I thought both?"

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

Speaking wryly to Guarrin, Raelee says, "To use Amos's words - it can be both."

Leafiara suggests, "Maybe bring up the secret slave trading rings and pit fighting *after* getting Thrayzar back, if anything."

Amos says, "We're not butchering imperial soldiers."

Amos says, "I'm not a fool."

Ycelacie asks, "Can it be dispelled?"

Cryheart says, "Let us hope not."

Amos says, "The Baroness is no doubt aware of the good and bad in her land."

Amos says, "It is no different than your Gryphons or Rooks."

Amos shrugs.

Leafiara looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Leafiara muses, "Well, fair enough, I suppose."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "You know where i stand on this."

Amos says, "Your awareness doesn't erase them."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara agrees, "Leave him be is your stance, as I remember."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Yes."

Speaking to Leafiara, Ycelacie says, "I think your militia has decided violence is the best policy, again."

Amos says, "Anyone you kill on this night in the tunnels will be murderers, thieves, slavers, or mercenaries who know what they risk."

Amos says, "If we are successful, no one will even hear of it."

Speaking slowly to Amos, Leafiara says, "So, you're expecting us to be faced with some entourage of... pit fighters, smugglers, slavers, and more, I see."

Amos nods.

Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok says, "I somehow doubt that is going to be the case."

Amos says, "You will not stop their escape easily or without struggle."

Cryheart says, "I would certainly hate to ruin our relationship with the Baroness Hochstib."

Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok says, "So, explain how he wound up being taken to their fighting pits in the first place, Giant."

Amos begins chuckling at Cryheart!

Amos shrugs at Hapenlok.

Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok says, "When last I encountered you, you said he was still in the wilds."

Cryheart smiles at Amos.

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil asks, "Might there be any connection to the elven lands?"

Leafiara reminds, "This is the point--well, really, earlier was the point--at which everyone can decide for themselves whether this is something they want to embark on."

Amos says, "He was likely apprehended in the wilds."

Amos says, "No I did not."

Hapenlok grins crookedly at Amos.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara acknowledges, "That was us saying he was in the wilds, or at least we thought so at the time."

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil says, "The elven campaign map that was found off an invader."

Taulramil says, "Probably not relevant."

Speaking to Leafiara, Goldstr says, "He be one a us and our marshall, I am all fer his rescue."

Speaking surreptitiously to Taulramil, Leafiara says, "Oh, that. That would be more to do with the Knave, if anything, not... this other matter."

Amos says, "I would offer for you and yours to join my meeting Sir Cryheart..."

Amos says, "But he'd just kill us at the sight of you."

Amos chuckles.

Speaking to Amos, Shinann asks, "Can one of us go to the meeting?"

Leafiara carefully says, "Got it, right, last thing he wants to see is knights."

Cryheart whispers something to Guarrin.

Amos says, "No."

Shinann asks, "Why?"

Speaking to Amos, Guarrin says, "You have a high opinion of your associate."

Shinann says, "I can dye my hair pink..."

Amos says, "Because you cannot."

Shinann says, "Like his... umm..."

Shinann shrugs.

Leafiara mutters, "I swear, each captain has left me speechless on back to back nights."

Speaking to Amos, Shinann says, "They do not know me."

Amos says, "You murder slavers on ships and in distant lands. You can murder them in tunnels too."

Amos says, "Don't assume who they do and do not know."

Shinann slowly empties her lungs.

Amos nods at Shinann.


Containment

Amos says, "Now to the second situation."

Leafiara admits, "Sometimes we murder them right here too, never mind distant lands."

Amos says, "Let us assume we are successful."

Amos asks, "How are you going to...contain the orc?"

Raelee whispers something to Shinann.

Goldstr asks, "Contain him?"

Taulramil says, "Guardian of Sunfist master could contain him."

Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok says, "I'm sure he's not going to be here long. Others have taken a great interest in him. He'll wind up in the Deadfall the minute he arrives on our soil."

Leafiara acknowledges, "That was an easier question before the barracks were destroyed, admittedly, but--"

Amos says, "I am not sure I understand Hapenlok."

Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok says, "Remain puzzled."

Leafiara abruptly says, "Right, as Hap said, the actual dangerous part is probably after we get him back rather than before."

Hapenlok says, "I was speaking to them, as much as you."

Hapenlok nods at Amos.

Amos says, "Uninterested, not puzzled."

Amos says, "I do not need an answer. It was merely a situation I wished to bring up for you to decide among yourselves."

Bbee asks, "I have one question, why is the ownership of lil town of such interest to so many cads and luminaries?"

Amos says, "....and give you adequate time to decide."

Leafiara affirms, "We'll have to consider it carefully, it's true."

Speaking to Bbee, Leafiara says, "The Knave's men, you mean? That's unclear at best to all of us, sadly."

Speaking to Bbee, Taulramil says, "The location of the trade town is in a great location."

Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok asks, "Oh, how's that council appointment working out, by the way?"

Hapenlok grins at Amos evilly.

Bbee says, "But I never see any of these folks actively trading with any of our folk."

Speaking wryly to Amos, Leafiara says, "He's not the friendliest sort, I have to acknowledge."

Amos shrugs.

Amos says, "He is small. So he must do all things louder than he is. It is okay."

Leafiara gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok says, "Oh, I think I'm going to like you."

Amos says, "I am under investigation, I have no council seat. I am fine with this."

Amos says, "I have answered Dunigan's questions."

Puptilian says, "What he loses out in size, he makes up with passion. Some just see it as being loud."

Leafiara calmly says, "It's just a matter of due process, don't worry. Most of us have been through interrogations too."

Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok says, "A lot of people have made that mistake, you know. Giant."

Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok says, "Most of them? It was the very last one they made as they burned to death at my hands."

Speaking pointedly to Amos, Hapenlok says, "You'd do well to remember that."

Amos grins at Hapenlok.

Hapenlok grins slowly at Amos.

Bbee says, "Yes, never under estimate the might of the lil folk."

Amos ruffles Hapenlok's hair.

Leafiara mouths, "Well then."

Hapenlok chants a short phrase, embers leaping from his fingertips, as he clenches his hand into a smoke-shrouded fist.

Amos says, "You are feisty for a Parasite Halfling."

Hapenlok glowers darkly at Amos.

Amos says, "Ahem...Paradise..."

Amos smirks.

Amos winks at Hapenlok.

Amos says, "Passion and fire is good. Save it for the tunnels."

Amos nods at Hapenlok.

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

Amos says, "I have nothing else tonight."

Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok says, "I imagine you'll disappear when we get there."

Amos says, "We shall travel in 10 days."

Amos says, "I told you my role."

Amos nods at Hapenlok.

Speaking to Amos, Hapenlok says, "And I look forward to seeing the trap sprung."

Shinann asks, "How do we contact you?"

Amos says, "You won't."

Amos says, "You will be in place before my meeting."

Hapenlok says, "I'll get to tell them 'I told you so'. And I'll get to dance on your grave."

Shinann says, "I meant before then."

Leafiara asks, "I suppose Alendrial or Ayred will tell us, then?"

Amos says, "I predict he will attempt to move the orc shortly before our meeting, or during it."

Amos nods at Leafiara.

Shinann says, "If we have additional questions. I need to talk to Captain Stormyrain."

Leafiara nods in agreement at Amos.

Amos says, "If you have misgivings, you need not come."

Amos says, "I have no desire in drawing more imperial eyes here. None of you do either."

Taulramil says, "I will go."

Amos says, "Blood in Jantalar's tunnels is nothing new."

Goldstr says, "Verra true."

Speaking to himself, Guarrin mutters, "That's an understatement."

Leafiara agrees, "Indeed, if anyone would rather not risk being caught in Imperial territory executing a vigilante mission, that's understandable enough. Come if you want, and don't if you don't."

Amos says, "I can even provide you disguises if you want."

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

Goldstr says, "Sumpin nae right bouts dis."

Amos asks, "Can you imagine, Torren rogues killing Jantalarian slavers in tunnels?"

Amos gasps.

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Yeah, I'll bet he can provide disguises alright..."

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "If you need someone this mask could help."

Shinann says, "We are not going to start a war."

Speaking to Amos, Guarrin says, "I do have some Jantalarian tabards though."

Viva says, "That sounds like a Torrentially bad idea."

Amos says, "I know." [I assume a response to Shinann, but could be Taulramil or Guarrin]

Speaking to Amos, Taulramil says, "Works for either lad or lass."

Amos says, "Good evening to you all."

Leafiara acknowledges, "One hopes, anyway."

Amos says, "Enjoy your wedding."

Taulramil bows to Amos.

Amos nods at Taulramil.

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

Amos gently pets the bloodhound, his big eyes staring up at him as he excitedly wags his tail!

Lord Amos just went east.


Discussion Af--

Shinann says, "I do not like any of this."

Leafiara bluntly says, "Well, getting this out of the way now, we're walking into probably two layers of trap if not more. Whoever wants to back out, please do, because I suspect there'll probably be an attack here in the Landing while we're away."

Leafiara adds, "Meaning we'll need people here."

Bbee asks, "Who was he calling a parasite?"

Speaking to Shinann, Puptilian says, "Well you know my opinion. I have a town to patrol that night."

Speaking to Bbee, Hapenlok says, "That would be me."

Speaking to Shinann, Guarrin says, "Likely a trap, yes. Or at least we're being used for him to gain something with his associate."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann says, "I really doubt Stormyrain and I will stay behind."

Viva says, "Some of the Landing Irregulars will be here that night, staying in town to help defend as needed."

Cryheart whispers something to Guarrin.

Hapenlok says, "One of the more inventive insults, I have to admit."

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil says, "Should I stay and help the town or..."


Acorn's Suggestion

A young freckle-faced boy slips out from the crowd.

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "I don't think you two or I can stay behind without raising too much suspicion, to be honest."

Shinann says, "I cannot speak for her."

Goldstr says, "Hard to believe da baroness knows she has our Marshall enslaved in her Lands."

Cryheart says, "Hello boy."

Speaking amiably to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara greets, "Ah, good eve Acorn."

Shinann asks, "Acorn?"

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Hapenlok says, "I feel like I should know your name, but...."

Hapenlok exclaims, "I can't remember your name!"

Speaking offhandedly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Acorn."

Shinann says, "You are getting taller."

Hapenlok says, "This is the part where he tells us Mother says we're in trouble if we go along with his nonsense."

Guarrin whispers something to Cryheart.

Speaking offhandedly to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara says, "You're really going to have to tell us how your eyes got healed one of these days. Might be relevant to Thadston at some point."

The young boy says, "We don't trust him."

Speaking wryly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "To be fair, last time, she was right. We should have let them destroy his ship."

Taulramil says, "Hm."

Bbee asks, "Anyone want a pill or three?"

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara assures, "If it's any consolation, neither do we."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Hapenlok says, "At least someone in this room is smarter than ....a few of us."

Speaking curiously to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara asks, "Do you have any news, though?"

The young boy says, "We can help. Not by the 12th, but, we can try to locate all he is offering."

Speaking slowly to a young freckle-faced boy, Leafiara clarifies, "Meaning, locate Thrayzar?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Puptilian says, "Let's make it easy. I don't trust any of them."

The young boy says, "Yes. Mother has said she is close. She is trying, so we do not use the Lion."

Leafiara admits, "He's not offering us much of anything besides that, as far as I can tell."

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at a young freckle-faced boy.

The young boy says, "He is dangerous and encroaching."

The young boy says, "He has brought the Armigers."

Leafiara says, "Well, there's no doubt of that--"

Leafiara suddenly asks, "What?"

Bbee asks, "The Lion?"

Roelon deeply says, "Interestin'."

Shinann says, "I thought Dunigan had."

Leafiara asks, "Amos brought the Armigers, rather than Dunigan?"

The young boy says, "Ask Dunigan."

The young boy says, "The town coffers did not finance them."

Leafiara assures, "We will."

Hapenlok mutters, "I knew it."

Goldstr says, "An he also bought da Albatross."

Taulramil says, "Hmm."

Leafiara says, "Alright, that explains a lot."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann says, "Then they need to be gone."

Leafiara says, "And we might need to destroy those towers."

The young boy says, "Dunigan doesn't have the funds for it."

Leafiara says, "I'd *just* been saying an hour ago that if I were the Knave, I'd just pay off the armigers more than what Dunigan's paying them--thinking he couldn't be paying much."

Leafiara says, "So this makes perfect sense."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Hapenlok says, "I'm rather sure my funds exceed the town coffers these days."

Hapenlok says, "Well, I've got more targets in the next fight."

Leafiara adds, "And lends credence to the idea that Amos is the Knave or is connected."

Speaking to a young freckle-faced boy, Goldstr says, "Ye brought us good words lad."

Taulramil says, "Interesting."

Leafiara mutters, "Yeah, those towers are going to have to go."

Bbee says, "Tell Larton to empty his safe to help the town's coffers, he is such a hoarder."

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil says, "And you said the Knave might be the one interested in that map."

Taulramil says, "Hmm."

Speaking to Shinann, Hapenlok says, "Like I said, they go where the money is."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "And this is why I don't take jobs so close to home."

The young boy slips off.

Leafiara seriously says, "Thank you for telling us. It explains a lot, and we'll take it up with Dunigan."

Siggurd says, "Larton is slowly going broke. Kilron would be where the money is hidden."

Shinann says, "Tell the masked one... Mother... if she is..."


Discussion Afterward

[OOC note: so, from here on out in the log, this is the part where we wander around doing whatever and talking about whatever just in case Kenstrom's still online doing things; doesn't seem like he was, but hey, the conversation's here for posterity anyway]

Leafiara says, "I already have a letter out to him seeking a meeting, so hopefully he'll come out to explain this."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Except the bandit cleaning ones."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann says, "I was only saying I would dye my hair because of his... fireflies..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Tell you what. We oughta go kick his door in and question him now."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara admits, "I have no idea where he lives."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Not give any more time to think up the lie."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Let's go check the Dragonsclaw Arms."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara asks, "Oh, Amos or Dunigan?"

Puptilian says, "Both."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Dunigan."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara muses, "Worth a shot."

Speaking curiously to Cryheart, Leafiara asks, "To Dragonsclaw Arms?"

Cryheart says, "Ok."

Leafiara says, "If he himself is connected to the Knave, that would... be a reasonable spot to look."

[travel]

Leafiara says, "Or connected to Amos, which we already know he is."

Cryheart asks, "Which building?"

Speaking to Cryheart, Guarrin says, "It's a shame Pukk isn't here to see you move so quickly."

Leafiara says, "Dragonsclaw Arms."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah small strand leadin' to a bigger spider's web."

Speaking to Leafiara, Puptilian says, "Just a fair warning, look back at our history of late. Every time we raided based on some outsider's word it came back to hurt us for years. Really think hard before you just jump into a situation you barely know about."

Leafiara says, "East and then several blocks south."

Shinann says, "Oh..."

Taulramil asks, "Gambling hall?"

Shinann says, "Yes."

Speaking to Puptilian, Leafiara reminds, "I literally just got done warning as many people as possible not to go."

Leafiara says, "A bit further south, not the gaming hall."

Speaking to Leafiara, Puptilian says, "I know and what I'm saying is for all to hear. I'm just pointing out history is all."

[Dragonsclaw Arms, Lobby]

The spacious lobby is furnished with old but well-kept chairs and couches in a variety of deep-toned upholstery. Several residents and locals lounge around the quiet room, reading and drinking coffee or bottles of ale. An expansive carpet woven with the image of an ancient dragon bordered in elaborate mystical patterns covers the floor. A polished wooden staircase leads up. You also see a wooden bin and an ornate dark wooden arch.

Leafiara says, "Alright, let's see..."

[Sleeping Dragon Pub]

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

Also here: Squire Legionnaire Taulramil, Shinann, Magister Raelee, Kippe, Guarrin, Viva, Hapenlok, Puptilian, Goldstr, Ycelacie, Bbee, Roelon, Quartermaster Tsarok, Lord Asben, Sir Cryheart

Bbee says, "This is where Sleepy and Helga meet clandestinely."

Leafiara acknowledges, "Was worth a shot, at least."

Speaking to an elderly bartender, Hapenlok says, "Oi."

Speaking to an elderly bartender, Hapenlok asks, "Seen Dunigan?"

Speaking curiously to an elderly bartender, Leafiara asks, "You happen to know anything?"

Bbee says, "Well it's true."

Leafiara muses, "The strong, silent type, eh?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Viva says, "He's a bit crabby."

Leafiara offers, "Maybe elsewhere in the area, then, if our friend here won't talk or knows nothing."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann asks, "You did write him?"

Hapenlok asks, "The way our letters don't get delivered these days?"

Cryheart asks, "Did you specify meeting in the pub?"

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "I asked him to get rid of the Rone bounty in case it tempts the Knave into making fake Rones, and that we'd like a meeting."

Shinann says, "Thank you."

Speaking to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "No, no, Dunigan's never formally agreed to a meeting--we're just looking around in case he happens to be awake tonight."

Cryheart says, "Ahhh."

[more travel all throughout]

Speaking offhandedly to Shinann, Leafiara mentions, "Of course, Thadston still wants to kill Rone, but... well, at least it's him going after Rone and not any random citizen."

Leafiara mutters, "The first Rone bounty went so well, with people making their own fake Rones and trying to cash in."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann asks, "What?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "The Bleakwalker wants to kill Rone, I'm not sure sure Thadston has any free will in that."

Shinann asks, "Thadston wants to kill Rone?"

Speaking suddenly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "You know, I didn't think of that."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Because of our ....theory on who that Rone might be these days."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "Well... I'm not sure necessarily on killing, but yes, last night he said we need to end Rone."

Bbee says, "It's okay."

Goldstr says, "Thadston want to rid da Landin of all dese folks."

Hapenlok says, "Well, not our, I still have my own theory on that."

Shinann says, "End is not the same as kill. This Rone has not committed a crime."

Leafiara says, "But Hap raises a good point that Thadston might not entirely be himself."

Speaking to Shinann, Hapenlok says, "You know, your definition of 'end' isn't my definition of end."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "Well, to put this in context, he said it in the same light as wanting to 'sweep away' the blood acolytes."

Bbee asks, "How can you walk by a nude image of Helga and not even look?"

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "Since I tried to remind him he was willing to overlook Rone to deal with Malluch, but now he sees them as just as bad."

Cryheart says, "Cause I dinnae want to see a naked Helga."

Hapenlok says, "Generally when I say I'm going to end someone? It generally means I'm going to end his, her or its life in some horrifically painful fashion."

Hapenlok says, "Or, occasionally in a merciful quick fashion."

Cryheart says, "The idea is horrific."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann says, "I will try to speak with him. Not sure how it will go. Thank you for telling me."

Leafiara says, "Well... I guess Dunigan isn't awake this evening, or out and about."

Leafiara says, "Or if he is, then not... here."

Cryheart asks, "Back to Moot?"

Speaking to Cryheart, Hapenlok says, "By way of the nearest pub."

Shinann says, "Jail... but it is late. Doubt he is there."

Speaking to Cryheart, Hapenlok says, "Or pubs."

Ycelacie says, "I second the pub idea."

[Town Square, East]

Here in the center of a broad plaza near the commercial area of the bazaar stands the impressive facade of the slate-roofed Moot Hall, where the citizens of Wehnimer's Landing hold various official, religious and social functions. Facing the square are some of the town's more prosperous shops, still doing business with the many customers who still frequent the streets at night. You also see a large wooden makeshift stand with some stuff on it, a large purple wooden barrel, a dark green wreath laced with ribbon-tied ruby leaves hanging from the doors of Moot Hall and a mound of snow.

Also here: Squire Legionnaire Taulramil, Shinann, Magister Raelee, Kippe, Guarrin, Viva, Hapenlok, Puptilian, Goldstr, Ycelacie, Bbee, Roelon, Quartermaster Tsarok, Lord Asben, Sir Cryheart, Ingrata

Hapenlok says, "Or directly to the Hall, that's perfectly fine."

Leafiara says, "Hap does have a point, though, that if Dunigan's role here is... more sinister than we'd like to believe... then he has time to make up a lie."

Cryheart says, "Well..time for me to rest."

Cryheart says, "Good night all."

Roelon deeply says, "Rest well."

Leafiara reiterates, "Saying it last one time, as many people as want to back out of the Jantalar trip should do so."

Hapenlok sighs, "It's not in my best interests, but I'm going."

Leafiara says, "Might be walking right into a trap by having many of us go, and then the Knave springs some ambush back here."

Puptilian says, "Night everyone."

Speaking to Roelon, Viva says, "Ye kilt be getting restless."

Cryheart says, "Niters all."

Ycelacie says, "Nite."

Speaking deeply to Viva, Roelon says, "Always is."

Leafiara mutters, "Heck, at this point it might even be the Armigers springing the ambush, with those towers."

Speaking to Leafiara, Goldstr says, "I will go in hopes a savin Thrayzar but will be verra alert fer traps."

Speaking to Viva, Ycelacie says, "Join us."

Bbee asks, "Where we going?"

Leafiara says, "I think we'll need at least several of us to go, if for no other reason than to convince Amos we're playing along."

Roelon deeply says, "Perhaps, ah owe Thrayzar. It is worth the attempt."

Leafiara says, "But likewise I think we need several to stay, to protect the town when things go horribly wrong."

Tsarok quietly says, "Toodles everyone."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Well, you all can go murder his business partners."

Bbee asks, "Are you telling me to stay?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I'm really going to need to think about whether I want to be involved in this."

Speaking to Leafiara, Ycelacie exclaims, "Leafi!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Ycelacie says, "Maybe you can consider."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara admits, "I'll admit, bittersweet benefit for me is that I don't think I can sit this one out."

Shinann says, "Excuse me, please."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "And I'm reasonably sure he's lying."

Speaking to Leafiara, Ycelacie says, "Thinking of another way to do it, other than head on."

Guarrin says, "Time to rest. Stay safe everyone."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Goldstr says, "I speck ye be right."

Hapenlok asks, "And what happens if he's on the level and we bring him back?"

Hapenlok says, "You all know that Stone's taken an interest in him."

Hapenlok says, "I'm going to implore you all, one last time. Let. It. Go."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Goldstr says, "Sorry me friend but da orc be one a us. Canna let it go."

Hapenlok says, "I owe Thrayzar my life, and I owe him for what I did to his kin."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Bbee asks, "Do they ever listen?"

Hapenlok says, "But honestly, we're probably going to do him more harm than good."

Speaking to Goldstr, Hapenlok asks, "He's feral. Can you really say he's one of us anymore?"

Goldstr says, "Aye as it nae be his fault."

Leafiara says, "He's more needed than ever, truly, yet... it's true we're risking a lot."

Goldstr says, "We has a few days to tinks on dis so I go rest friends."

Hapenlok says, "And if it isn't a setup with Jantalar proper, it's a setup."

Leafiara says, "I think it's a setup on at least two fronts."

Leafiara says, "Both in Jantalar and here while we're away."

Leafiara says, "Possibly even three setups."

Leafiara says, "Think on this... Alendrial's the one providing transportation, and we know her history with the Rooks."

Leafiara says, "The Rooks might have talked her into agreeing to this for their own reasons, and that's even assuming she's not Mother herself."

Taulramil says, "Well."

Taulramil says, "I think that map."

Speaking wryly to Taulramil, Leafiara asks, "Quite a night, eh?"

Taulramil says, "And something."

Hapenlok says, "Well, I'm half on the fence of going, and half of not going."

Taulramil says, "Is connected."

Hapenlok says, "But I'd have my own reasons for doing so."

Leafiara says, "I know how you feel. I'm half-relieved that I pretty much have to go, or Amos will immediately know we're on to him."

Leafiara says, "The captains likewise."

Leafiara says, "I don't think they can sit this one out without... raising his flags."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I might go to kill him."

Taulramil says, "I wish to go in the interest of keeping vigil and helping where I can."

Taulramil says, "Good eve. I go to meditate some and prepare for battle."

Hapenlok says, "Was hoping to have finished my dagger by now."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok asks, "You do realize, that I'm also considering putting a halt to this, yes?"

Hapenlok says, "Attempting to, that is."

Speaking curiously to Hapenlok, Leafiara asks, "Er... how so?"

Speaking gravely to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "You really don't want to know."

Leafiara says, "I have a lot to think about tonight. I'm really curious why Mother's so... insistent that we don't go."

Leafiara says, "She has to suspect something more than just a trap. We always walk into traps."

Hapenlok says, "Because she knows the fix is in."

Hapenlok asks, "Honestly, what evidence do we have that he's even there?"

Leafiara acknowledges, "None."

Hapenlok asks, "His word?"

Hapenlok says, "And honestly, even feral, I have a hard time believing that he'd be taken."

Hapenlok says, "By all accounts I heard, he still fights like he did, but he's got the mind of a true orc."

Leafiara says, "Maybe... if we can just talk Amos out of it being that night, buying Mother more time..."

Hapenlok says, "I think there's a way we could not go, but make it look like we intended to go."

Hapenlok says, "I might have to kill a lot of you."

Hapenlok says, "Well, more like maim."

Leafiara suddenly says, "Ahh, I see, stage an... accident or mishap that delays us."

Hapenlok says, "Okay."

Leafiara says, "The quandaries we end up in."

The gypsy fortuneteller smiles at you and whispers, "I know many things unseen."

Speaking to a gypsy fortuneteller, Leafiara says, "Tell us what the danger is on the 12th and we'll listen."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Well, we've got a lot of meditating to do."

Leafiara says, "...yeah. Nothing at all is right about this."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I suppose an accident is in order."

Leafiara says, "And I need to reach out to Dunigan. Again."

Leafiara says, "We need some answers now."

Hapenlok says, "Starting to think Draccor might have been the better-"

Hapenlok asks, "Wait....what am I saying?"


[there's a little more stuff going on after this with just Leafi and Hap, like trying and failing to go burn down the bulwark towers, but that's as good a spot to end on as any]