A Knight To Remember - 5120-12-03 - Coreful Consideration (log)

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Eorgaen 3-4, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Councilman Cordarius arrives in Mayor Leafiara's office and a crowd gathers to meet with him. He tries flirting with Chandrellia, but she's uninterested in men, and then moves on to investigating the great stag's head mounted on the wall. Leafi explains that the head is Wehnimer's Landing tradition that has been here since Mayor Puptilian if not earlier, and Cordarius claims it sings to him when he's here, it isn't natural, and if she wants, he can keep investigating it some time. She says to do just that.
  • Meanwhile, on to current business, Cordarius heard that Sir Cryheart sent a letter to Earl Jovery and there are rumors of another letting being sent. He doesn't know what it's about, but asks if we remember that he's the Regional Envoy and that Earl Jovery hand-picked him for this position. He's not mad, since the track record of councilmen here is that they betray us or we bury them, but he can reply to letters faster than the Earl. Cryheart explains that he wanted to make sure the Earl knew of the circumstance between Amos and Larsya, with him arranging deals with her.
  • Leafi asks if Earl Jovery knows what's going on around here, with Breshon missing for months and rogue hand-pylon owners threatening Magister Raelee they they intend to take over the region. Cordarius says the Earl is aged and Breshon's not missing, but home with his father, and he can't say much more than that. He says to remember the Earl's focus is mixed, and draws a comparison to a child who wants to live their life and eat whatever they want, but gets upset when not invited for dinner, and complains about the dinner if they are invited. Leafi clarifies that she doesn't want Imperial aid, but was concerned about what's pressing enough to leave Larsya here in a dangerous situation. Cordarius says her age is of concern on the outside, but she's wily; Leafi says she is, but is thinking about it from Breshon and Spensor's perspective and why they would leave her.
  • Meanwhile, Cryheart wants to inform the Earl of Amos' plans to rescue Thrayzar from Jantalar, without seeking the permission of Baroness' Hochstib's knowledge. We want to rescue Thrayzar, but don't want the complications of harming our relationship with the Baroness. Sir Goldstr calls it a delicate situation, with Thrayzar held as a slave captive. Cordarius asks how we know this and for more details, as everyone relays that it's Amos' information and he's in the fighting pits. Cordarius notes to himself that the pits exist after all, though it doesn't surprise him.
  • Cordarius asks what we'll do with Thrayzar and who has him. Everyone says we don't know, and Leafi adds that if not for the fact that Alendrial and Ayred are providing the transportation, she'd half-expect Amos to send us to some other tunnel outside Jantalar. Cordarius says Alendrial mentioned nothing to him, but then again, she doesn't engage him often. Leafi says she's been trying to reach her on whether she can confirm Amos' claim of aiding the Scions of Shaundara, but no word.
  • Amos asks if we'll go with Amos. Cryheart says that's the question. Leafi says some might, but she doesn't intend to, as the last thing we need is the mayor of the Landing being found in Jantalar's tunnels killing slavers and drawing retaliation. Chandrellia says she expects the tunnels to collapse on those inside them. Captain Shinann says that she and Captain Stormyrain plan to go.
  • Goldstr says we'd like to know if the Baroness is aware she has our marshal captive in her barony. Cordarius says he can almost promise that she's not aware.
  • Cordarius says that whoever decides to go through with this, let him know as soon as they make their decisions and they'll find no issues in the aftermath. He can arrange some things and provide information ahead of time to those who need to know, of what they need to know, instead of trying to clean up a mess after there's a spill. He approves of the operation, but simply needs to know in advance.
  • Cordarius asks what we'll do when we find the orc. Cryheart says we'll free him, offer him sanctuary, and remind him of who he was. If that doesn't work, we'll have to try a new plan.
  • Onward to more information, Cordarius still has no update on the missing Grand Magister Octaven, but will begin to try some things and might need our assistance in the future, using a falcon pendant he's wearing to find her.
  • Cordarius says that's all and offers Yardie his apple, calling it by a working title of the Everapple, but Yardie declines. He offers it to Leafi instead and she gladly eats it as Cordarius wishes everyone good night.
  • As adventurers continue discussing the situation, a town clerk arrives with a message saying that the Mayor, Town Council, and Citizens are invited to "Dinner with the King" on the 18th. He picks an old fingernail out of the wax, then covers his mouth and runs out in horror.


Highlights - Comedic

Speaking to Marijka, Yardie says, "I think I'm going to sing my song again."
Speaking to Yardie, Marijka says, "I won't be held accountable for the tragedy which befalls your face if you do."
Yardie sings:
"Bloodshed and violence and blood god defiance, the moment is neeeeeeeeeeeear!
It's the most, HORRIBLE TIME....of the year."
Leafiara reaches into her ice blue satchel.
Leafiara winds up and hurls a perfectly rounded snowball toward Yardie.  At the last moment Yardie tries to dodge the rounded snowball but ends up sticking his face right in its path.  That had to hurt!
Speaking suddenly to Yardie, Leafiara says, "Oh, sorry, instinct. I heard a scary noise from your direction."
Speaking to Yardie, Marijka clucks, "There, see?  That snowball could have been avoided and I take no responsibility for it."
Cordarius asks, "Alendrial is?"
Cordarius says, "That vixen. She mentioned nothing to me."
Cordarius says, "Of course, she doesn't engage me often..."
Cordarius exclaims, "Which is surprising. I'm more man than Stephos!"
Cordarius exclaims, "And I'm around far more than he is!"
Chandrellia softly says, "You are a bit of a handful, in your defence of course."
Cordarius says, "I'm about two handfuls."
Yardie says, "The 12th seems a very important day."
Taulramil says, "It is."
Taulramil says, "I get married."
Taulramil says, "Then I go save the old town marshal."
Taulramil says, "I wonder how she is going to take that."
Speaking to Taulramil, Yardie says, "Wait....you're going to save a marshall after getting....."
Speaking to himself, Yardie says, "And I thought I was oblivious."
Cryheart says, "If ye need a note to explain your absence from the honeymoon? Well."
Speaking softly to Yardie, Chandrellia says, "He could just try to convince her it's all a part of the honeymoon treat."
Speaking to Yardie, Taulramil says, "In order to establish good relations with the towns of the west one must make sacrifices to show they mean what they say..."
Roelon deeply says, "Sounds like quite ah honeymoon adventure if ye ask me."
Speaking sarcastically to Chandrellia, Yardie says, "Oh yes.  She would really enjoy her husband, the corpse, stiff with rigor mortis."
Speaking softly to Yardie, Chandrellia says, "No comment."


Log

Idle Chatter

[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 black and white six-toed cat, a pure white snow-owl that is flying around, the orange Makdol disk, the sparkling Ithloria disk, some pothinir grass, a sleek grey-headed hawk, some bubbling Eldreth death-rum, some bubbling Eldreth death-rum, a dappled margay, 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: High Lady Maevie, Barroche, the body of Clayorticus who is lying down, Izden who is sitting, Makdol, Brodhi, Marijka, Mayor Leafiara, Lady Annangel who is kneeling, Keemar, Ithloria, Kiwoeachi, Ricoh, Hoedo, Honkme, Haleran

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.

[General] Leafiara observes, "Yet another snowy night in the Landing, it seems!"

[General] Roelon thinks, "Oiy, ah just cleaned mah duster too."

[General] Crimsoneve thinks, "Part of it this time of year."

Giantphang says, "Its oozy."

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil asks, "Expecting trouble?"

Speaking musingly to Taulramil, Leafiara says, "Around here, I never rule anything out."

Speaking quietly to himself, Izden says, "Flying goats."

Speaking to Taulramil, Leafiara adds, "But not expecting, no."

Giantphang removes a faintly glowing worm skin from in his merchant bag.

Giantphang exclaims, "Maked the glowing sheath!"

Speaking to Izden, Clayorticus says, "Gah, thought you had run away."

Yardie sings:

"Bloodshed and violence and Blood god defiance, the moment is near

It's the most, HORRIBLE TIME....of the year."

Speaking to Izden, Clayorticus says, "Many thanks for the help, mate."

Guarrin's group just arrived.

Speaking quietly to Clayorticus, Izden asks, "When you're in there, do you explode if you have too many spells on you?"

Speaking to Marijka, Yardie says, "I've endured a lot these last few days. Let me have my moment."

Speaking to Izden, Clayorticus asks, "In the castle?"

Izden quietly says, "I can't remember."

Speaking to Izden, Clayorticus says, "Not that I know of. It was my first time inside."

Leafiara amusedly says, "Ah, now there's our usual defenders."

Giantphang exclaims, "One!"

Speaking quietly to Clayorticus, Izden says, "Should help with the horses."

Speaking dubiously to Yardie, Barroche says, "Shenanigans, aye? Can't wait t'see what y'got in mind."

Speaking to Barroche, Yardie says, "Who? Me? I am trying to get some semblance of reality back into gear. But it's the Landing, and so....something is always amiss."

Speaking to Barroche, Yardie says, "As an example, there was an explosion in the East Tower. Three dead, two continued picking like it was not a problem."

Speaking to Yardie, Barroche agrees, "Aye, I was talkin' with a fella down in Haven a bit ago an' we decided the Landin's about crazier'n keepin' a privy fulla mudskippers."

Giantphang says, "Mayhap will dead soon."

Giantphang exclaims, "There is the bright light!"

Giantphang exclaims, "Such the purdy light!"

Kiwoeachi says, "It's just Almihti."

Speaking to Leafiara, Micore asks, "What is the low down tonight, Mayor?"

Giantphang exclaims, "Bright purdy light!"

Giantphang says, "Oh."

Speaking musingly to Micore, Leafiara says, "Seems a calm night so far. Snowy and crisp."

Giantphang offers Kiwoeachi a swirling purple thunderstone.

Giantphang exclaims, "Its purple!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Kippe repeats, "Crisp."

Guarrin says, "Lovely weather."

Speaking to Leafiara, Micore says, "That is good. Cold and clear."

Leafiara fondly confides, "I love the changing seasons."

Roelon deeply says, "It Is still ah bit warmer then ah am used to."

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil asks, "Are we joining someone just in case?"

Giantphang offers Kiwoeachi a swirling purple thunderstone.

Giantphang exclaims, "Its purple still!"

Speaking thoughtfully to Taulramil, Leafiara says, "I suppose we could."

Kiwoeachi says, "I suppose so."

Leafiara recites:

"Everybody join Cryheart just in case!"

Roelon deeply says, "But snow gets in places that should nae be invaded by such."

Kiwoeachi says, "Doesn't change colors randomly."

Kiwoeachi accepts Giantphang's purple thunderstone.

Giantphang exclaims, "Maybe!"

Kiwoeachi exclaims, "Thanks!"

Speaking to Barroche, Yardie says, "The truth is, it's all crazy. The Landing simply embraces it though."

Kiwoeachi says, "That would be interesting."

Shinann asks, "Just in case what? Another faction moves to town?"

Speaking to Cryheart, Guarrin says, "Snuck that in. Looks like it's your turn to be on duty."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara explains, "Just in case the Knave makes another strike."

Speaking dryly to Leafiara, Barroche says, "How 'bout instead of joinin' th'fighters just'n case, I run off t'a safe location just'n case? That work fer ya? Works fer me."

Giantphang whispers to the group, "Is this where miss fiara hides the snowballs?"

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara adds, "Though, honestly, I think I'm with Pup that this rescue mission idea *is* liable to bring another faction into town. Jantalarians seeking revenge."

Speaking to Barroche, Yardie says, "I am staying here."

Leafiara dryly says, "Of course, that assumes the portal even leads to where Amos claims it leads, but that's a debate for another time."

Speaking to Marijka, Yardie says, "I think I'm going to sing my song again."

Speaking to Yardie, Barroche counters, "Here bein' the safe place or th'place with all th'fighters?"

Chandrellia softly says, "How are we doing this, uh-oh Cryheart is here, something must be going on."

Speaking to Yardie, Marijka says, "I won't be held accountable for the tragedy which befalls your face if you do."

Speaking calmly to Chandrellia, Leafiara assures, "Nothing yet."

Cryheart says, "And tis snowing."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara emphasizes, "Yet."

Yardie sings:

"Bloodshed and violence and blood god defiance, the moment is neeeeeeeeeeeear!

It's the most, HORRIBLE TIME....of the year."

Leafiara reaches into her ice blue satchel.

Leafiara winds up and hurls a perfectly rounded snowball toward Yardie. At the last moment Yardie tries to dodge the rounded snowball but ends up sticking his face right in its path. That had to hurt!

Speaking suddenly to Yardie, Leafiara says, "Oh, sorry, instinct. I heard a scary noise from your direction."

Speaking to Yardie, Almihti compliments, "That's actually not a bad tune."

Speaking quietly to a pure white snow-owl, Izden says, "You're confusing people."

Speaking to Yardie, Marijka clucks, "There, see? That snowball could have been avoided and I take no responsibility for it."

Speaking quietly to a pure white snow-owl, Izden asks, "Go find some mice, eh?"

Chandrellia casually confesses, "All I know is when Cryheart is around, trouble soon follows."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Marijka agrees, "Cryheart is the harbinger of woe."

The voice of Yardie says, "We're even."


Cordarius' Merriment

[General] Cordarius thinks, "My goodness, there's enough red string on this board to weave a shirt or drive a cat wild."

Cryheart says, "O' woe is me."

Shinann asks, "He in your office?"

Yardie exclaims, "No! Mayor! It doesn't have to be this way!"

[General] Leafiara amiably greets, "Ah, Cordarius. Good eve."

Cryheart says, "Cordarius on the thought net."

[General] Leafiara amusedly agrees, "And it's true."

Speaking concernedly to Cryheart, Micore says, "You have a reputation."

Guarrin whispers something to Kippe.

Leafiara says, "I'm pretty sure he's in my office."

The voice of Yardie says, "Chandrellia, stop."

Cryheart says, "Indeed."

The voice of Yardie says, "Stop. Stop it."

[General] Cryheart thinks, "Good evening."

Leafiara amiably suggests, "Let's head on over."

Chandrellia softly says, "Come out come out wherever you are." [searching for Yardie with a water cannon in hand]

The voice of Yardie says, "Put the gun down."

Leafiara says, "Thadston might have explained some of our ideas to him, perhaps, or--he's here for some other reason."

The voice of Yardie says, "I've had a rough week."

Taulramil asks, "Who's this guy?"

The voice of Yardie exclaims, "And I do not need any more water. I'll catch cold!"

[General] Ellyian thinks, "Good Evening."

Speaking to Taulramil, Leafiara says, "He's our Town Councilman, Regional Envoy."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "My office."

Giantphang says, "Whenever weather is bad, things is confusing."

Speaking to Taulramil, Guarrin says, "Magister of the Hall as well I believe."

Cryheart says, "Moving to the mayor's office in three."

Shinann says, "They do."

Speaking softly to Giantphang, Chandrellia says, "This is Landing, things are always confusing."

Cryheart says, "Moving in two."

Cryheart says, "Moving."

[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 basket of sticks and a tiny two-tiered bookshelf.

Also here: Izden, Giantphang, Guarrin, Kippe, Terabor, Lord Almihti, Squire Legionnaire Taulramil, Lady in Waiting Chandrellia, Micore, Roelon, Sir Cryheart, Mayor Leafiara, Marijka, Magister Raelee, Magister Cordarius

Speaking amiably to Cordarius, Leafiara greets, "Good eve again!"

Cordarius says, "Why hello there everyone."

Guarrin greets, "Magisters."

Cordarius leans on Raelee.

Chandrellia softly says, "Evening Magisters."

Speaking apologetically to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Sorry for the delay. You just have a way of drawing in so many people that we had to make sure everyone knew you were here."

Leafiara winks at Cordarius.

Speaking to Cordarius, Marijka says, "Opportunity officially missed."

Cryheart says, "Good eve."

Speaking to Cordarius, Micore says, "Evening."

Cordarius starts chuckling at Leafiara!

(Raelee jabs her elbow at Cordarius before stepping aside.)

Cordarius says, "I'm flattered."

Leafiara glances between Raelee and Cordarius.

Leafiara chuckles.

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Cordarius removes the hood of his robe, revealing his features.

Cordarius asks, "Lady in Waiting?"

Cordarius peers quizzically at Chandrellia.

Cordarius says, "Wait no more."

Cordarius sets about preparing himself to be as presentable as possible.

Cordarius says, "I have arrived."

Cordarius flirts with Chandrellia, tossing her an inviting smile.

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "Not for you so don't get your hopes up."

Cordarius shrugs.

Chandrellia winks at Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "Yet."

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "You don't have the right equipment for me sorry."

Speaking to Cordarius, Taulramil says, "You took my idea when I saw my lady in waiting."

Taulramil exclaims, "Wait no more!"

Cordarius grins.

Yardie says, "Threw a snowball at Chan...."

Cordarius glances at a great stag's head.

Speaking helpfully to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Landing tradition, that one. Odd but refined, like us."

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "Don't get too warmed up I may have to cool you off."

Leafiara says, "...most of us."

Leafiara says, "...some of us."

Chandrellia softly asks, "A few of us?"

Micore says, "A little fire will be nice. That will take the chill out."

Cordarius moves to stand before the great stag's head and stops and stares, gazing awfully close into the coal black eyes.

Taulramil asks, "Spy holes?"

Leafiara knowingly says, "It really does have a way to it."

Chandrellia softly whispers aloud, "Is he trying to see into its past lilfe?"

Speaking amusedly to Taulramil, Leafiara says, "Surely not. It's been here since Pup."

Leafiara muses, "If not earlier."

Cordarius says, "It always sings to me when I'm here."

Cordarius says, "It's not natural. If you want, I can keep digging sometime."

Cordarius nods at Leafiara.

Almihti asks, "Can you bring it back to life?"

Speaking curiously to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Huh. Alright, well, err... have at it then."

Cordarius sniffs at a great stag's head.

Cordarius waves his hand in a dismissive gesture.

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara acknowledges, "Last night the new trash barrel in the square started wobbling at me with nothing in it, so I understand. Sometimes we encounter weird mysteries." [heh, a GM was messing with us like half an hour before TSC]

Leafiara adopts an agreeable expression.

Cordarius says, "Speculation for another time."

Leafiara nods understandingly at Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "Old threads aren't always new threads."

Cordarius nods to a great stag's head.

Cordarius stands in front of a great stag's head.

Cordarius clears his throat.

Speaking curiously to Cordarius, Leafiara asks, "In any case, what does bring you out and about tonight other than our company?"


Regional Matters

Cordarius says, "Now, since Chandrellia has eliminated my first challenge of the night..."

Chandrellia preens.

Chandrellia laughs!

Cordarius exclaims, "Two things!"

Roelon deeply says, "First, but never the last."

Almihti throws a hammered copper dart at a hazelwood dart board!

The hammered copper dart hits a 9!

Cordarius says, "Well, three but..."

Cordarius frowns at Chandrellia.

Cordarius snaps his fingers.

Chandrellia leans on Cordarius.

Yardie aims carefully, throws a hammered copper dart at a hazelwood dart board, but misses by a mile! The dart tumbles clumsily through the air before bouncing to the floor.

Cordarius glances at a hazelwood dart board.

Roelon throws a hammered copper dart at a hazelwood dart board!

The hammered copper dart hits a 11!

Cordarius says, "Is this..."

Cordarius asks, "Are we interrupting?"

Cordarius smirks.

Arianiss says, "The Great Wehnimerian Dart Contest, played with one dart, in the Mayor's office."

Leafiara casually says, "It's fine, it's fine. Everyone can resume afterward."

Cordarius says, "Fair enough."

Kippe whispers something to Guarrin.

Cordarius shrugs.

Speaking to Cordarius, Terabor says, "Surely you will toss a dart too."

Cordarius says, "So I heard you sent a letter to the ole Earl."

Cordarius nods at Cryheart.

Taulramil says, "Someone just trying to get better."

Cordarius says, "...and I've heard some rumors some have discussed sending ANOTHER one."

Taulramil says, "Settle their nerves with people around.."

Speaking curiously to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "Oh, did Hap suggest that to you too or--"

Speaking to Cryheart, Guarrin asks, "That was a while ago, eh?"

Cryheart says, "Meaning the one about Amos and her young ladyship, aye."

Cordarius says, "I don't know what it was about."

Roelon whispers something to Terabor.

Cordarius asks, "But, you know my title right?"

Cryheart nods at Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "Jovery pretty much plucked me up and put me here."

Cryheart shakes his head.

Speaking musingly to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "You know, that's a good point."

Cryheart says, "Nae, Mayor, he dinnae."

Cordarius says, "Help me, help you."

Speaking agreeably to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Makes sense to me."

Cordarius shrugs.

Cordarius says, "I mean, I'm not mad."

Cordarius says, "The track record of councilmen here..."

Speaking bluntly to Cordarius, Leafiara asks, "So I'll just come out and say it then... does Jovery have any idea what's been going on around here lately?"

Cordarius says, "If you aren't betrayed by them, you're burying them..."

Cordarius snickers.

Speaking to Cryheart, Goldstr says, "Looks a good time to ask."

Cryheart says, "Well..kinda hard to contact ye considering."

Cordarius says, "I can reply to any letter faster than he can."

Speaking to Cryheart, Guarrin asks, "Weren't you sworn to the Earl?"

Cryheart says, "Well..I do hae a request for ye to send to Earl Jovery."

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "What with Breshon mysteriously missing for months, and some rogues in the outpost threatening Magister Raelee here and saying they intend to take over the area..."

Cryheart nods at Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "The Earl is aged. His life even shorter since Chaston."

Leafiara suddenly says, "Oh, sorry. Sir Cryheart first."

Cryheart says, "Sorry Mayor."

Cordarius says, "Breshon isn't missing."

Cryheart says, "Ok."

Speaking understandingly to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "It's okay, I jumped in without thinking."

Chandrellia surprisedly asks, "Wait someone threatened Raelee? Are they mad?"

Cordarius says, "He's home with his father. I can't say much more than that at this time."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Raelee says, "Yes, and likely not."

Cordarius says, "I'm aware of the Knave, and the Rooks, and the Lich, and the blood goblins."

Cordarius snickers.

Cryheart says, "Well...I wanted him to make sure he knew of the circumstance between Amos and his daughter."

Cryheart nods at Cordarius.

Speaking to Cordarius, Yardie says, "So many threats."

Cordarius says, "The Earl has my reports. But remember..."

Cordarius says, "His concern and focus is, mixed."

Speaking softly to Raelee, Chandrellia says, "I ment mad as in crazy, the day you scared the belittle out of me in those tunnels is burned into my head."

Cryheart says, "I do indeed wish for you to notify him of another circumstance coming up."

Cryheart nods at Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "Imagine you have a child. Who wants to live their life and eat whatever they want, whenever they want, but gets upset when not invited over for dinner, and if they are invited over, they complain about the dinner."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Raelee says, "It was a tactical error on their part. I would have been quite content to stay out of it entirely otherwise."

Cordarius asks, "That's a good example, right Raelee?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Guarrin says, "Impressively accurate."

Cryheart says, "Such is the lot of children."

Speaking to Cordarius, Raelee says, "... it can be."

Cordarius nods at Guarrin.

Cordarius says, "At the end of the day, no one wants anyone to starve."

Cordarius shrugs.

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Leafiara frankly says, "Just to be clear... I have no idea what Sir Cryheart is thinking, but what I was thinking didn't involve asking Imperial aid. I'm just concerned at what could be so pressing that poor Lady Larsya's been left here in such a dangerous situation."

Chandrellia softly mutters, "Depends on the person."

Cordarius asks, "So what should I know?"

Cordarius nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara grins at Cordarius.


Captive Audience

Cryheart says, "Amos has plans to rescue Thrayzar from within Jantalar."

Speaking quietly to Roelon, Terabor says, "Mama hung me by my toes for three days when I tried that and no dinners."

Cordarius says, "Her age is of concern, on the outside, yes. She's a wiley one, that Larsya."

Cordarius asks, "Jantalar?"

Speaking softly to Cryheart, Chandrellia says, "Or so he says."

Speaking earnestly to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Oh, I definitely agree. I'm just thinking about it from Breshon and Spensor's perspective and why *they* would see fit to leave her here."

Leafiara nods at Cordarius.

Cryheart says, "Perhaps without seeking the permission of her Baroness' Hochstib knowledge."

Taulramil says, "That is the human noble that had the birthday."

Cryheart says, "We wouuld nae want to disturb our relationship with her Excellency."

Cryheart nods at Cordarius.

Cryheart says, "She is a good Baroness."

Speaking softly to Cryheart, Chandrellia says, "That would be an interesting ploy wouldn't it, take him and blame us."

Cordarius asks, "Amos is the hairy giantman 'look at me I'm a Lion' guy right?"

Cordarius snickers.

Cryheart says, "We want to rescue Thrayzar, but there could be complications."

Cryheart nods at Cordarius.

Cryheart says, "Aye."

Speaking heavily to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Yeah, that's him alright."

Speaking to Cordarius, Goldstr says, "A delicate situation as our Marshal be held a slave captive in Jantalar."

Guarrin says, "Yes, again, impressively accurate."

Cordarius asks, "Where is Thrayzar in Jantalar? How do we know this?"

Cordarius says, "I need more details."

Leafiara says, "His word to go on and that's the extent of it."

Cryheart says, "This is coming from Amos."

Cordarius asks, "Slave captive?"

Shinann says, "We have no proof. Just what Amos told us."

Cryheart says, "Fighting as a slave in the fighting pits, according to Amos."

Guarrin says, "Being held by an associate, apparently."

Cryheart nods at Cordarius.

Cordarius asks, "...is he in the pits?"

Leafiara says, "That's the claim, at least."

Cryheart says, "According to Amos."

Guarrin says, "Apparently so."

Speaking to Shinann, Kippe asks, "Didn't the child confirm all of that? Acorn?"

Cordarius rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia asks, "Have we even heard word from Amos since his departure?"

Taulramil whispers something to Leafiara.

Speaking to Kippe, Leafiara says, "No, he only confirmed that the Rooks were looking for Thrayzar too."

Cordarius says, "Interesting. So they exist. I mean, not surprising."

Speaking to Kippe, Shinann says, "Yes. That."

Taulramil says, "Ok."

Cryheart says, "Aye."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Yes, he came by last night to tell us he wants to go for Thrayzar on the 12th."

Cordarius asks, "So what will you do with Thrayzar?"

Cordarius asks, "And do we know who has him?"

Cryheart says, "Free him I would imagine."

Speaking slowly to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "With a plan involving a bunch of us waiting in some escape tunnel to, well, stop the slaver's escape."

Cryheart says, "We dinnae know that."

Shinann says, "We are not certain."

Leafiara frankly says, "If not for the fact that Alendrial and Ayred are the ones providing transportation, I'd half-expect Amos to be sending us to some other tunnel that we only think is Jantalar."

Cordarius says, "Hmm."

Cordarius asks, "Alendrial is?"

Leafiara nods at Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "That vixen. She mentioned nothing to me."

Leafiara says, "At least, that too is Amos' claim."

Cordarius says, "Of course, she doesn't engage me often..."

Cordarius exclaims, "Which is surprising. I'm more man than Stephos!"

Leafiara says, "I've been trying to reach out to her and find out if she can verify Amos' claims of--"

Leafiara gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Leafiara begins chuckling at Cordarius!

Cordarius exclaims, "And I'm around far more than he is!"

Leafiara grins at Cordarius.

Cryheart agrees with Cordarius.

Goldstr begins chuckling at Cordarius!

Chandrellia softly says, "You are a bit of a handful, in your defence of course."

Cordarius says, "I'm about two handfuls."

Cordarius winks at Chandrellia.

Leafiara amusedly says, "Anyway... yeah, I've been trying to reach out to Lady Alendrial and find out if she can confirm Amos' claim that he has a history of aiding the Scions of Shaundara."

Raelee stares sternly down her nose at Cordarius.

Leafiara adds, "No word, but hopefully we'll see her on the 12th before the trip."

Cordarius asks, "So are you going to go with Amos?"

Leafiara says, "Some here might."

Leafiara says, "I don't intend to."

Cryheart says, "That is the question."

Cordarius asks, "You don't?"

Cordarius peers quizzically at Leafiara.

Leafiara simply says, "No."

Chandrellia softly says, "I don't trust it, Amos, tunnels, to me only means a total collapse, literally."

Leafiara says, "Even assuming it really is Jantalar..."

Kippe whispers something to Guarrin.

Leafiara says, "The last thing we need is the mayor of the Landing being found in their secret tunnels killing slavers."

Leafiara looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Leafiara says, "And bringing Jantalarian vengeance down on us."

Cordarius says, "Or maybe it's exactly what we need."

Cordarius chuckles.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Yardie says, "If there was ever a way to disrupt matters, a tunnel collapse would do it."

Leafiara peers quizzically at Cordarius.

Shinann says, "Captain Stormyrain and I plan to at this time..."

Cryheart says, "It would nae be good for diplomacy."

Giantphang exclaims, "Miss rain!"

Cordarius nods at Shinann.

Shinann says, "Go. That is."

Speaking to Cordarius, Goldstr says, "We woulds like to knows if da baroness be aware she has OUR marshal captive in her barony."

Leafiara says, "I don't fault most people for going, if they do. I just don't think it makes sense for someone in my position. Or Magister Raelee's, for that matter."

Cordarius says, "I can almost promise you she is not aware."

Giantphang asks, "What about constaple?"

Cordarius says, "So..."

Leafiara reiterates, "And, again, that's even assuming this isn't some big setup in the first place."

Giantphang taps a fake tin constable badge that he is wearing.

Cordarius says, "If you decide to go through with this, whichever of you do. Let me know as soon as you make your decision."

Cordarius says, "Days before, please."

Speaking to Cordarius, Shinann says, "He said if she knew, they would get rid of Thrayzar. Make him vanish."

Speaking to Cordarius, Raelee says, "And Amos was quite explicit in stating she should remain unaware of this excursion."

Guarrin says, "She may appreciate someone cleaning that place out..."

Cordarius says, "You'll find no issues in the aftermath."

Cordarius nods.

Leafiara helpfully suggests, "Maybe, if you intend to go... keep me out of the loop."

Cordarius says, "I approve of this incursion."

Cordarius shrugs.

Cordarius says, "I just need to know if you intend to go through with it."

Cordarius says, "So I can, arrange some things, and provide some information."

Speaking to Cordarius, Guarrin asks, "Out of curiousity. Why?"

Cordarius asks, "Why, to what?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Guarrin says, "Would you approve of the incursion."

Leafiara asks, "Why do you approve?"

Cordarius asks, "Because you're informing me ahead of time, and you're rescuing your old marshal, who is being used by slavers, and it's the right thing to do?"

Leafiara muses, "All contingent on Amos actually telling us the truth, but okay, fair enough."

Cordarius says, "It's difficult to clean up messes AFTER there's a spill."

Cordarius asks, "Am I right, Raelee?"

Raelee squints at Cordarius.

Taulramil asks, "Does it benefit you to have him returned?"

Giantphang says, "Pappy says don't drink it after you already spilled."

Speaking to Cordarius, Guarrin says, "Glad we're on the same page."

Speaking curtly to Cordarius, Raelee says, "... yes."

Cordarius says, "It's easier to inform those who need to know, of what they need to know, so when and if there is a mess, we know."

Chandrellia softly says, "And that's a lot of knowing."

Shinann says, "There will be a mess. I am thinking."

Taulramil says, "Always prepared."

Leafiara stresses, "I know I said this last night as well, but for those who weren't here or don't remember, I do think we'll need people remaining in town too. If the Knave's spies have learned about this, it's a perfect time for them to strike while many are away."

Cordarius asks, "Besides, it's the underbelly of Jantalar. Would you really oppose me rounding up a bunch of Rooks in your underbelly as long as I told you first?"

Cordarius snickers.

Speaking to Shinann, Goldstr says, "Aye but we should nae be da aggressors but defenders."


Aftermath Questions

Cordarius asks, "Let's help the orc. But, what will we do when we find him?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Marijka says, "More like, ask if we could get a bulk deal on Knaves and Blood Sons too."

Cordarius begins chuckling at Marijka!

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I'll be stationed in TSC like normal, helping those that need it should that time arise."

Cryheart says, "Release him from captivity firstly."

Giantphang asks, "Skin orc and make the sheath out of scalp?"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Yardie says, "I may help in bringing those to safety....but it won't be easy."

Speaking to Cryheart, Guarrin says, "Yes, but he's not in his right mind, apparently."

Roelon deeply asks, "Will hae to see the state he is in after such an ordeal nae?"

Leafiara explains, "Right, he's gone feral. So the question is how to hold him until... he can be helped."

Speaking softly to Yardie, Chandrellia says, "I have faith in you, I think you are strong enough to drag a gnome if needed."

Speaking to Guarrin, Goldstr exclaims, "Aye but nae his fault an he do be one of ORS!"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Yardie says, "I appreciate that, and I'll take any positive comments. I'm in desperate need of them."

Giantphang says, "Oh. Differnt orc."

Leafiara inquires, "...so, then, does anyone have an idea? On how to hold him?"

Cryheart says, "We offer him sanctuary, and remind him of who he was....if that dinnae work...well." >loca

Speaking to Goldstr, Guarrin says, "I'm just clarifying the question. What we intend to do with him once freed."

Shinann says, "Not yet."

Taulramil says, "Get a few sunfist masters."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia asks, "May I ask a question?"

Leafiara nods at Chandrellia.

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia asks, "How long has it been since anyone has actually seen him?"

Chandrellia softly says, "Thrayzar."

Speaking playfully to Chandrellia, Yardie asks, "Just tonight?"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Mm... it must have been almost a year now."


Octaven Update

Cordarius says, "My last bit of information..."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Since he escaped from the outpost."

Cryheart says, "Too bad we dinnae hae an item that he would recoginize."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "So his feralness may have been turned around, for all we know."

Cordarius says, "I was going to share with the Magister but you're all packed in here so nicely...."

Cryheart says, "That would jolt his memory."

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Speaking to Cryheart, Shinann says, "He should recognize Stormyrain."

Chandrellia softly says, "We can't really say for sure how he will be."

Shinann says, "Or maybe me."

(Raelee's expression rapidly chills.)

Leafiara says, "Hmm, Roelon did hand me an old bandana of Thrayzar's, but I handed it over to Captain Stormyrain."

Cordarius says, "I still have no update on our missing Octaven."

Cordarius says, "BUT..."

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Roelon deeply says, "Back when his mind was still his own."

Cordarius says, "I'm going to begin to try some things. I might need your assistance in the future."

Cordarius taps a small pendant in the shape of a sleek white falcon set with a black coral in its talons that he is wearing.

Cordarius says, "I might be able to use this to find her."

Cordarius shrugs.

Cordarius says, "The end."

Cordarius snickers.

Speaking slowly to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Well, ah.... alright. It's a bit hard to think about when we're so beset by other troubles, but perhaps in the future after whatever preparations you need are done."

Marijka dryly says, "It always concerns me just slightly when we hear 'the end' after chapter 2 of a

Speaking to Cordarius, Shinann asks, "Is that hers?"

Cordarius nods. [to Leafi, I suppose]

Cordarius says, "No, it's mine."

Shinann nods.

Speaking softly to Marijka, Chandrellia says, "That's just his way of saying it's time for another book so get ready."

Cordarius says, "But she has one and some of the others do too."

Shinann says, "I see."

Giantphang says, "This the confusing book."

Speaking to Marijka, Yardie says, "I don't read well."

Cordarius says, "It's a working theory."

Cordarius asks, "Strings can be followed both ways right?"

Cordarius shrugs.

Giantphang says, "Mel an me not know anywhat bout whats going on at all."

Cordarius says, "Anyway..."

Speaking to Cordarius, Terabor asks, "Does hers have a black coral in it also?"

Cordarius says, "Maybe...."

Cordarius grins.

Cordarius takes a bite of his green apple.

Leafiara amusedly says, "Man of mystery even over the minor things."

Cordarius says, "I try to save something to be desired."

Cordarius says, "Well, I'm off to go eat my feelings."

Leafiara amusedly says, "Oh, trust me, I understand."

Cordarius frowns at Chandrellia.

Cordarius frowns at Chandrellia.

Yardie says, "Even carries the apple to give him a more ominous look."

Chandrellia kisses Cordarius, first on one cheek, then the other.

Cryheart says, "Eat well."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Is he here to tell us the empire's movin out."

Cordarius winks at Yardie.

Cordarius offers Yardie a crisp green apple.

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "Do be well Magister."

Cordarius exclaims, "Enjoy it!"

Speaking to Cordarius, Taulramil says, "Be well sir. Perhaps you should find your way east and visit the fortress."

Speaking appreciatively to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Thank you for... whatever long and convoluted letters you'll inevitably have to write to interested parties."

Cordarius says, "It's something I've been working on."

Cordarius says, "Working title "Everapple"."

Speaking to Cordarius, Yardie says, "Appreciated, but no. Bad experiences with eating food and drink from strangers."

Cordarius says, "I'm n..."

Cordarius shrugs.

Cordarius offers Leafiara a crisp green apple.

Leafiara accepts Cordarius's crisp green apple.

Cordarius says, "The mayor will try it."

Leafiara hoots.

Leafiara adopts an agreeable expression.

Leafiara takes a bite of her green apple.

Cordarius exclaims, "No worms, don't worry!"

Cordarius exclaims, "Well, goooodnight!"

Cordarius waves.

Speaking amusedly to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "I'd never."

Leafiara wishes, "Rest well."

Chandrellia softly says, "Good night."

Cryheart says, "Rest well."

Leafiara takes a bite of her green apple.

Cordarius says, "We took a bite out of the same apple Mayor. It's like we basically kissed."

Cordarius winks.

Cordarius waves.

Leafiara amusedly says, "Right."

Chamorr heartily says, "He's from da empire, prolly pins and razor blades."

Magister Cordarius just went through a glossy maoral door.


Discussion Afterward

Leafiara casually says, "Nah, he's fine."

Goldstr says, "Dat was good talk in me mind."

Yardie asks, "How is the apple?"

Giantphang asks, "It was?"

Chandrellia softly says, "Well, that was interesting."

Leafiara adds, "...rare for me to say that about most high ranking imperials judging here, but hey. There are a few, like him, Larsya, and Raelee here."

Speaking to Goldstr, Leafiara says, "I'd agree."

Giantphang says, "Gosh."

Speaking heartily to Raelee, Chamorr says, "Mornin."

Giantphang says, "Good talks hurt mine brain."

Leafiara admits, "I *almost* don't want to know what kind of circles Cordarius must be in that he has to write to now."

Speaking to Giantphang, Shinann says, "Mine too, at times."

Goldstr says, "So seems basic plans 1 Rescue Thrayzar 2 Find Octaven."

Yardie says, "The 12th seems a very important day."

Speaking to Goldstr, Guarrin says, "I think that simplifies it a bit, and we're missing, oh clear up the four way battle over the town, but yes, that's ...it."

Speaking absently to Yardie, Leafiara says, "Probably, yes."

Taulramil says, "It is."

Taulramil says, "I get married."

Speaking softly to Goldstr, Chandrellia asks, "Don't you mean rescue, don't get killed, find Octaven?"

Taulramil says, "Then I go save the old town marshal."

Taulramil says, "I wonder how she is going to take that."

Cryheart says, "Going to be a long day for ye."

Leafiara adds, "And then there's still the 'solve Thadston's Bleakwalker problem' issue."

Speaking to Taulramil, Yardie says, "Wait....you're going to save a marshall after getting....."

Speaking to himself, Yardie says, "And I thought I was oblivious."

Leafiara admits, "And I'm still not clear on when or if Renpaw still wants a council decision."

Cryheart says, "If ye need a note to explain your absence from the honeymoon? Well."

Speaking softly to Yardie, Chandrellia says, "He could just try to convince her it's all a part of the honeymoon treat."

Speaking to Leafiara, Goldstr says, "I hopes he takes his time."

Speaking to Yardie, Taulramil says, "In order to establish good relations with the towns of the west one must make sacrifices to show they mean what they say..."

Roelon deeply says, "Sounds like quite ah honeymoon adventure if ye ask me."

Speaking sarcastically to Chandrellia, Yardie says, "Oh yes. She would really enjoy her husband, the corpse, stiff with rigor mortis."

Taulramil says, "I've got a nice cabin in the apline meadows right off the lake shore."

Speaking softly to Yardie, Chandrellia says, "No comment."

Marijka whispers something to Yardie.

Goldstr asks, "So Madam mayor maybe a trip to Jantalar may be good move?"

Speaking amusedly to Taulramil, Leafiara says, "Oh, yes, based on your invitation here... I'm sure the trip to Jantalar will be several hours after your reception thankfully."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia asks, "Do we have any idea how many are willing to volunteer to go on this rescue?"

Speaking to Goldstr, Leafiara says, "I'm not opposed to anyone else going..."

Cryheart whispers something to Guarrin.

Taulramil says, "Yes, thankfully."

Speaking to Taulramil, Yardie says, "Just make it there in one piece. Don't walk out of the altar because of your Grimswarm obesession."

Leafiara says, "I still think this is an incredible risk if, well, the mayor goes."

Speaking to Goldstr, Leafiara sighs, "I'll think on it further."

Speaking to Yardie, Taulramil says, "No obsession, just my duty to the lands."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "And no, I have no idea."

Roelon deeply asks, "There will be ...disguises provided nae?"

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I agree, if anything goes wrong and Amos is up to a backstab that would be perfect ammo for him."

Speaking musingly to Taulramil, Yardie says, "Riiiight."

Speaking to Roelon, Arianiss says, "You can go as me and I'll go as you."

Speaking to Roelon, Terabor says, "Mama has that bright pink wig you could borrow."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "I'm almost not sure I want to know, because if I know who's going, I can't really say that this wasn't sanctioned by the town."

Speaking to Roelon, Taulramil says, "I've got my mask right here."


Dinner Invitation

A town clerk arrives.

Shinann says, "No. We should not wear disguises."

Speaking deeply to Terabor, Roelon says, "Ah hae ah matching kilt with that..."

Taulramil exclaims, "It's the clerk!"

Taulramil exclaims, "He lived!"

Cryheart says, "Evening."

Chandrellia softly says, "We aren't the Knaves, we don't hide behind masks."

Speaking curiously to a town clerk, Leafiara greets, "Good evening there."

Speaking to Taulramil, Yardie says, "He did. You should take notes."

A town clerk looks down at a parchment with a broken blood red wax seal.

The town clerk says, "Mayor...everyone..."

Leafiara mutters, "Oh, this oughta be good."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "This isn't the citizenship clerk is it?'."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Pretty sure no."

Guarrin whispers something to Cryheart.

Chandrellia softly says, "Oh good, then we are ok."

The town clerk says, "The Mayor, Town Council, and all Citizens willing to attend, have...um....formally been invited to "Dinner with the King" on the 18th of this month...."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara adds, "Unless there's been a changing of the guard when I wasn't looking."

Cryheart whispers something to Guarrin.

Roelon deeply asks, "The King eh?"

Yardie repeats, "The King?"

Leafiara surprisedly says, "Oh. By the color, I thought it was Malluch or the acolytes."

Shinann asks, "What King?"

Terabor says, "King."

Guarrin says, "Ah, well, someone tell Faerinn."

Cryheart asks, "The King?"

Chamorr heartily asks, "King?"

Chandrellia softly exclaims, "Nice we have a date set!"

Goldstr asks, "Who da KING?"

Shinann asks, "The Lich?"

Roelon deeply asks, "King of dirt and worms?"

Guarrin says, "He got the dinner he was asking about."

Leafiara says, "This is more likely Barnom's feast."

Speaking softly to Goldstr, Chandrellia says, "Barnom Slim."

Cryheart says, "Oh...that should be entertaining."

Taulramil asks, "King Qualinor?"

Speaking softly to Roelon, Chandrellia says, "King of rot and falling flesh."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Talk bout rotten apples."

The town clerk picks what appears to be an old fingernail out of the blood red wax and grimaces.

Leafiara confesses, "Gotta admit, this is a slight step up from what I was expecting. But I have a very, very low opinion of the blood acolytes."

Cryheart says, "Yep..the Lich."

Leafiara says, "Someone tell Hap. He's been wanting this for a while too."

The town clerk covers his mouth and runs out.


Discussion After-Afterward

Chandrellia softly says, "That's ok, I still have the deed for Liches Landing all offical and everything, and he will never have it."

Yardie says, "That's...not normal."

Leafiara says, "Well. That'll be some week, then."

Chandrellia softly says, "Oh boy."

Cryheart says, "On hearing that, I think I need some rest."

Speaking to himself, Guarrin mutters, "But I had plans for dinner that night...he'll have to reschedule."

Taulramil says, "King of the blood son."

Cryheart says, "Good evening all."

Chandrellia softly says, "A rescue on the 12th, and dinner with the Lich on the 18th that is going to be a fun week."

Goldstr exclaims, "As i. Take care me friends!"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Yardie asks, "We rescuing the bride?"

Roelon deeply says, "Gettin' buried in Amos' tunnel might be ah better fate then what dinner that ..King mae provide."

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil says, "He said citizens."

Cryheart says, "Good night."

Speaking curiously to Taulramil, Leafiara asks, "Hm?"

Speaking suddenly to Taulramil, Leafiara says, "Oh. I'm sure most anyone who heard this is invited." >proc

Speaking softly to Yardie, Chandrellia says, "No, she needs no rescue."

Taulramil says, "Citizens... so."

Taulramil says, "Ok."

Speaking to Taulramil, Leafiara adds, "And anyway, Barnom Slim more or less invited himself back to the livin--well, to the undead living. So you can invite yourself."

Taulramil says, "I will have to inform Legionnaire Aureliano."

Speaking to Taulramil, Yardie says, "Citizens willing to attend. Many will not be foolish enough to join. That leaves.....this assortment of people."

Guarrin says, "Time for me to call it an evening. Stay safe everyone."

Marijka whispers something to Yardie.

Leafiara acknowledges, "Hey, I'm at least willing to go to this dinner. I'm still not sure on the tunnel plan."

Yardie whispers something to Marijka.

Taulramil says, "Only foolish if you never open a door to find out what's knocking."

Speaking pointedly to Chamorr, Yardie says, "I didn't do it."

Marijka whispers something to Yardie.

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "We really should have a contingent plan, in case Amos is up to no good like I think he is."

Leafiara says, "At least Barnom probably doesn't have the resources to set up as big an ambush as Amos is. Or could be."

Speaking heartily to Yardie, Chamorr says, "Blame you anyways."

Yardie whispers something to Marijka.

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil says, "My blade will be there. I am sure another will come with."

Speaking musingly to Chamorr, Yardie says, "Story of my life."

Speaking helpfully to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "My contingency plan is I stay here, and convince a bunch of others to stay here, for when the town is inevitably attacked while others are away."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr asks, "Really?"

Marijka whispers something to Yardie.

Speaking wryly to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "Yes, really."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia exclaims, "Well, you know where I'll be!"

Yardie whispers something to Marijka.

Leafiara says, "I know you all somehow talked me into the shadow realm after I insisted I wouldn't go, and it was a bad idea and we brought back Barnom Slim."

Leafiara says, "And then I know you all somehow talked me into the blood disciple escort after I said let them rot and die."

Leafiara says, "And that too was a bad idea and now they're running rampant."

Leafiara says, "So for all your sakes who are going, I hope the third time's the charm..."

Roelon deeply asks, "Third time's the charm?"

Leafiara says, "But at some point I have to say no and listen to my instincts here."

Yardie asks, "Who is this "you all" you speak of?"

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "So was letting them into the town to begin with, which I may add I was against."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Nahhhh."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara relents, "Yeah, to be fair, that one was my fault."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann says, "You make your own decisions."

Yardie whispers something to Marijka.

Leafiara says, "Whatever happens in those tunnels, they won't be able to say the mayor of the Landing ran some raid on Jantalar."

Leafiara says, "Well, at least not truthfully."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "This is da Landin, home a poor choices."

Speaking to Yardie, Taulramil says, "According to your earlier statement, 'those who are not foolish enough to go'."

Speaking to Yardie, Taulramil says, "So I'm guessing you are staying."

Leafiara curiously asks, "On that note, any other... questions? Thoughts?"

Roelon deeply says, "Traps, foolishness, chance at death or capture? Guess ah am in."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia asks, "Any word from the Grandmaster at Voln?"

Leafiara peers quizzically at Chandrellia.

Shinann says, "Plenty of questions."

Speaking curiously to Shinann, Leafiara asks, "Have at it?"

Shinann says, "You just cannot answer them."

Taulramil says, "Nothing like a night of danger and dancing with mularos."

Leafiara understandingly says, "Ah."

Speaking to Taulramil, Yardie says, "Listen here. I saved one of your Legionnaires. I have bravery when it comes to things. And I will attend...I just will bring my own food."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Wasn't a letter sent out asking for his aid, I believe Faer sent one out if I am not mistaken."

Speaking surprisedly to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Oh. Hmm, I hadn't heard."

Speaking to Taulramil, Yardie adds, "Besides, I'm not known for my intelligence. I am almost as dumb as you are."

Speaking to Yardie, Taulramil says, "Not mine. I am a squire not a legionnaire."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara muses, "Well... you know, back when Barnom when was running rampant the first time..."

Speaking to Yardie, Taulramil asks, "An offend a king?"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Voln did start kicking out members who swore fealty to the Lich King."

Speaking to Leafiara, Terabor says, "If at any time you can not find me, feel free to communicate with Viva about any support needed from the LDI."

Speaking to Taulramil, Yardie asks, "Kassy? She's not yours?"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "So I guess it wouldn't be too surprising if they intervened."

Taulramil says, "I do not know a kassy."

Speaking appreciatively to Terabor, Leafiara says, "Thank you, I will."

Speaking to Taulramil, Yardie says, "Kasula."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I have heard thoughts about this letter, and I was figuring you to know."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I wll see if I can find the scroll for it."

Taulramil says, "She is her and a squire in the crimson legion. She is of house Vaalor and my blade will rise and fall in her defense. But she is not 'mine'."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "It's a reasonable line to pursue."

Speaking to Taulramil, Yardie says, "You know what? Never mind."

Taulramil says, "Excellent."

Speaking honestly to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Though, truthfully... Barnom really hasn't done much of anything in almost seven months."

Leafiara says, "Crazy as it is, he's one of the smaller threats right now."

Speaking to Leafiara, Yardie says, "Mayor, be safe as always."

Speaking appreciatively to Yardie, Leafiara says, "Thank you, and you as well."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "As far as we know."

Speaking to Leafiara, Yardie says, "I try my best."

Shinann says, "Excuse me, please."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I just hope he has stayed away from the graveyard."

Taulramil says, "I shall see you about and I have a missive to send back home, excuse me."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara concedes, "Well, true, we could walk in on his feast and find an army of half-demon zombies awaiting us."

Leafiara admits, "Wouldn't even surprise me at all."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "That would simply remind me of Teras."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "We should go to his dinner and whack him."

Chandrellia softly says, "But on a serious note, I am concerned he has been so quiet."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "A couple weeks ago, he did... create some zombies out of the Knave's fallen mercenaries..."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara admits, "And they did attack us, but then again we attacked them too."

Leafiara says, "What's more important is I didn't see them attacking civilians."

Leafiara wryly says, "So that's better than I can say of the Knaves or blood disciples."

Chandrellia softly says, "Yes I was here for that one, and actually surprised me that he didn't raise hands to anyone including citizens."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Tho I do think."

Leafiara says, "I'm curious what he'll have to say at his dinner."

Leafiara admits, "I really am."

Chandrellia softly says, "And this is a long shot."

Terabor says, "Could it have been a plan to settle a false calm over us, so they can come in for the slaughter during the dinner."

Speaking agreeably to Terabor, Leafiara says, "Anything's possible."

Chandrellia softly says, "That he knows how much he needs Landing for whatever reasons he has and knows that if he attacks, he will lose ground with everyone."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Terabor says, "Also possible."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Izden says, "Luck and strength to you in choosing. Were I you I'd stay out of the tunnels and bolster the town... or rescue those trapped if it comes to it."

Chandrellia softly says, "I think he is biding his time, and letting the other factions, dwindle each other down and then simply clean them up."

Speaking thoughtfully to Chandrellia, Leafiara assk, "I forget, but did I ever tell you that Barnom was a town council member once?"

Speaking appreciatively to Izden, Leafiara says, "Thank you. And yes, I agree... we'll need protection here."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "You did."

Leafiara removes a painted wooden sign that reads, "Barnom Slime, He's Crossed the Line." from in her cherry red cloak.

Leafiara puts a painted wooden sign that reads, "Barnom Slime, He's Crossed the Line." in her cherry red cloak.

Leafiara amusedly says, "I'll have to ask him what incident led to this sign being created."

Leafiara says, "That was before I moved here."

Izden quietly says, "Good night."

Roelon deeply says, "Before ...he crowned himself."

Chandrellia softly says, "Rest well."

Leafiara says, "Thankfully, if there's one good thing I can say about him, it's that he has a sense of humor."

Leafiara says, "So I'm sure he won't take it personally."