All That Remains - 5120-05-04 - Double Double Animal Style (log)

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Ivastaen 4-5, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

The forces of the Fist's army attack again, this time with some new patchwork creations including four-tusked boars, insect-winged griffins, leopard-headed ogres, and mutilated leopards! A black-cloaked figure is spotted among them wielding daggers and capable of melting into shadows, but eventually the forces are driven off...

...only to return in another attack later that night, now sans the black-cloaked figure but with six-eyed mammoth titans in the fray. Town defenders drive them away again, but there's an eerie feel as the end of the battle is abrupt. Hapenlok attempts to capture a live reaper for study by punching its limbs off, but even when unable to retreat, it quickly chews itself to death.


Highlights

Speaking to Elphieya, Pukk says, "I got on the gods' nerves."
Speaking affectionately to Pukk, Elphieya asks, "Why should the gods be any different than everyone else?"
Speaking to Leafiara, Arav says, "I mean, some of them are definitely pretty gross. I wouldn't touch them without a ten-foot pole."
Speaking to his mithril pike, Arav says, "You're my favorite ten foot pole."
As Hapenlok begins dragging Ushea toward the gate, the town guard steps in front of them and says, "Look, I ain't one to criticize your travel methods, but the bottom line is neither of you is getting through this gate without paying the entrance fee."
Speaking to a town guard, Hapenlok exclaims, "Are YOU KIDDING ME?!"
Speaking to a town guard, Hapenlok exclaims, "You're SERIOUSLY CHARGING SILVERS DURING A FIGHT?!"
Speaking to a town guard, Hapenlok exclaims, "I SHOULD KILL YOU WHERE YOU STAND!"
The town guard says, "The mayor chose me for this job out of all of the guards that volunteered.  It's a great opportunity.  Besides, I like the scenery out here."
Speaking offhandedly to a town guard, Leafiara says, "You should really clarify that was many mayors ago..."
Pukk says, "Happy punched the legs off of something, Roblar was knocked down several times and Lylia smiles...."
Pukk says, "The world is coming to an end."


Log

Afternoon Assault

A high-pitched chittering noise erupts from the forest, and the sound of movement through the underbrush reaches your ears. After a moment, a basso roar can be heard, reverberating all around you.

A massive roar shakes the air all around you, and you hear the loud *SNAP* of a tree trunk as a harsh counterpoint to the enraged sound.

Large shapes can be seen drawing near through the moonlit woods. A flicker of movement here and there is easily recognized, but after a moment what initially appeared to simply be the dusky twilight resolves itself into massive forms moving much slower than their smaller counterparts.

A massive four-armed giant breaks through the treeline, an evil grin on its misshapen face. A fresh line of pustule-ridden flesh has been awkwardly stitched into the skin of its face, from its left ear to just under its chin, and one of its arms is distinctly different from the others, much longer and more slender than its kin. Its two left arms are clutching a massive chain, which has been threaded through the collars of dozens of near-frantic vesperti.

From far back amongst the trees, a hideous roar sounds, and the giant at the treeline answers with a roar of its own as it breaks the chain effortlessly and the vesperti, suddenly freed, pelt towards the town! Almost at the same moment, creatures of all sizes begin to boil out of the trees, each roaring with insane anger, and all bearing some horrible disfigurement.

A rush of chittering can be heard above the din, and the treetops all around the town seem to boil with sudden movement as hundreds upon hundreds of mangy grey creatures streak towards the town, weaving effortlessly around the ankles of the larger creatures without slowing a single step.

A series of ice spiders, each with an odd number of legs, come flooding through town, skittering chaotically in every direction!

A particularly large boar replete with a complete extra set of tusks executes an impossible leap across the battlefield, bringing its prodigious weight down upon the body of a defender in a rush, crushing his collarbone down through his abdomen and folding the poor victim in half. Before the boar can even turn to find its next prey, a veritable cloud of small grey forms descend on the fallen defender and carry off the remaining intact pieces.

Jastalyn whispers to the group, "Roblar died, we're all doomed."

Velfi whispers to the group, "That's when you know the big boys are out to play."

A particularly large boar replete with a complete extra set of tusks executes an impossible leap across the battlefield, bringing its prodigious weight down upon the body of a defender in a rush, crushing his collarbone down through his abdomen and folding the poor victim in half. Before the boar can even turn to find its next prey, a veritable cloud of small grey forms descend on the fallen defender and carry off the remaining intact pieces.

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

The muted sounds of loud bartering from within Wehnimer's Landing, and the lonely calls of a pair of mated fenvaoks high up in the air vie for your attention as you march along the outer western edge of the town. You also see a gas cloud, a stitched four-armed giant, a stitched four-armed giant, the Villorn disk, a stitched four-armed giant, a stitched four-armed giant, a black-toed saddleback foxhound, the Neelin disk, a town guard, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Great Lord Villorn, Conquerer of Reim Neopuron, Conquerer of Reim Leifa, Master Neelin

[combat]

A stitched four-armed giant makes a move toward the gate. Suddenly the town guard draws his weapon and engages the giant. "Away foul beast! You're not welcome here!" he cries.

A town guard swings a broadsword at a stitched four-armed giant!

AS: +649 vs DS: +359 with AvD: +18 + d100 roll: +44 = +352

... and hits for 60 points of damage!

Banged the four-armed giant's left shin.

That'll raise a good welt.

[extended combat]

Akenna: "Take care out the west gate there is a four armed giant."

[combat]

Leafiara: "More than one! And more than one dead too!"

[extended combat]

The ghostly voice of Leafiara muses, "Well, this could go slightly better, but..."

[self-raising]

[Prime]-GSIV:Skipjack: "whats invading the landing...capped stuff?"

[Prime]-GSIV:Velfi: "roblar and leafi died, what would your guess be"

[return to battlefield]

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

You are standing at the northwest corner of the Landing. The path, which bends to the northeast as it moves along this section of the western wall of the fortified trading post. To the west can be seen a dark forest while to the south can be seen a rolling plain of high grasses. You also see a crystal amulet, a silver wand, a spear, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a spear, the Svardin disk, the icy blue Salasin disk, the Monrico disk, the Dhairn disk, the Chamorr disk, a black falcon that is flying around, a silver-edged blackened warblade hovering in mid-air, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a wooden shield, a collapsed hole in the ground sealed up by fallen rubble, a tall wooden archery tower, a cobblestoned trail leading to a wooded glade and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Stormicore, Ketsimney, Salasin, Arena Champion Dhairn, Elphieya, Meggiemae, Great Lord Baragor, Grand Lord Zizzle, Brutish, Felita, Pukk, Khazaann, Olgretien, Lady Regwen, Lord Chamorr, Monrico, High Lord Svardin

Leafara mutters, "Let's try this again."

Svardin yells, "Fire!"

Leafiara: "Join Svardin outside north gate and we can take this together!"

Svardin says, "We'll drive em back inta da trees."

A ragged crashing noise can be heard, followed by a piercing hornblast. Amidst the trees, hulking forms slow their charge and crouch, as if awaiting the order to charge once more.

Regwen says, "Some travelers." [someone was doing an escort bounty]

Nyller: "Invasion?"

Meggiemae says, "What a time for an escort."

Akenna: "No, thank you. I'll stay in the tower."

Chandrellia: "Embrace the chaos!"

Zizzle says, "Traveller in this environment."

Brutish quietly says, "We has a little breather time."

Svardin yells, "Charge in da other direction!"

Asben: "We need some folks at the west gate."

Dhairn quietly says, "No breather."

Spanir: "Mmhmm."

Dhairn quietly says, "Here comes the Fist."

Svardin yells, "Or dey will open fire!"

Asben: "For their next charge."

Zizzle says, "Some by the bridge to HQ."

From nearby, you hear Skaldsen yell, "You gettem!"

Brutish yells, "We have the Mayor! Do yer worst!"

Svardin says, "Movin ta clear da path."

[moving]

Svardin says, "Hmm."

[combat]

Zizzle says, "My wyrdling is there."

(OOC) Dhairn's player whispers to the group, "Do not cast at giants." [we wouldn't collectively figure out until later that it's just Cone of Elements that's the problem]

[combat]

Svardin recites:

"Charge south"

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "You can cast, just not air or lightning." [see above with Dhairn]

The voice of Krayjoink asks, "Who's leading?"

[combat]

Svardin says, "Movin."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Jiarine says, "They drug me off."

[combat]

Akenna: "West Gate still quiet."

[combat]

Svardin says, "Hmm."

Acerbe: "I'll go guard the south gate."

Svardin says, "Movin."

Raythiel says, "Phew."

Svardin says, "Movin east."

Roelon: "Ah join the livin' once again. Things are calm for now?"

[combat]

Svardin recites:

"Returnin ta da gate"

Brutish: "Clearing up around town."

Dhairn quietly says, "Leafi.. stand closer."

Speaking cheekily to Dhairn, Leafiara asks, "What's the worst that could happen?"

Brutish quietly says, "Silly sorcerers."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Elphieya says, "The town falls and everyone dies."

Svardin yells, "Tell em he's ugly!"

Dhairn quietly says, "I won't kill ya much."

Regwen says, "Nah."

Speaking confidently to Elphieya, Leafiara says, "They're not even close to strong enough for that."

Regwen says, "Not with the Drakes here."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "That is the question I always like to ask during an invasion."

Leafiara yells, "Bring on your worst ya bloody maniacs!"

Svardin says, "We has close air support."


Berost deeply asks, "Who we join on?"

Svardin says, "Ya wonder why dey isn't chargin us."

Leafiara says, "Svardin."

Brutish quietly says, "Fall on Svardin."

Leafiara proudly says, "Because they're scared."

Svardin exclaims, "I'm scared of dem idjits!"

Svardin points up.

Pukk yells, "Come on! Send some serious critters at us! We dare ya!"

Svardin says, "Not scart of dese invaders."

Speaking to Regwen, Zizzle says, "I missed."

Svardin says, "Seen a lot stronger."

Speaking quietly to Dhairn, Elphieya whispers aloud, "I'm just going to stay behind you."

Leafiara viciously taunts, "Got any blood left in ya out there or do you live on pure cowardice?!"

Brutish yells, "I heard you liked Sacrifices! We have the Mayor! We will give her to you, just show yer face!"

Dhairn quietly says, "I'm no longer Heroic. Leafi is slacking."

Pukk yells, "Olgretien can take you all lying down!"

Svardin yells, "Yer mama!"

Brutish yells, "Olgretian needs to be knocked down before you attempt to attack him!"

Svardin says, "Is always good ta taunt da foe."

Zizzle whispers to the group, "Getting mighty tired here, I think I bail here."

Leafiara marvels, "Maybe all they have left out there *is* pure cowardice."

Speaking to Olgretien, Pukk says, "I have confidence in you."

Brutish yells, "Yer mama wears Rolton Fur Boots!"

Livn asks, "Where are these pitiful giants I've heard so much about?"

Svardin says, "Wait."

Svardin asks, "Nuadjha is dead?"

Elphieya quietly says, "Many are getting spells with Dreaven."

Speaking arrogantly to Livn, Leafiara says, "Running chickens is what they are."

Guarrin: "How are the gates?"

Raythiel says, "Seems so."

Dhairn yells, "A'ight you sweatshop mama's boys. Bring the heat or leave in defeat!"

Brutish: "Quiet... Too Quiet."

Regwen exclaims, "Yer all brilliant!"

Svardin recites:

"Okay we'll do a sweep of da countryside for stragglers"

Svardin recites:

"Movin"

Speaking to Leafiara, Livn agrees, "They're no match for your defense force."

Salasin says, "Yay."

Roelon: "They are regrouping. They want something. But what?"

Dhairn quietly says, "It's me n' Elphie."

A harsh hornblast rings through the night sky, and before its first echoes can be heard, its tone is drowned out entirely by the insane roar that arises from the throats of the monsters as they charge once more towards the city's gates!

Tolene raspily says, "Poor rolton."

Pukk says, "Good going with those roltons."

Brutish quietly exclaims, "Engaging!"

Tolene raspily exclaims, "The gate!"

Dhairn quietly says, "To the north gate."

Regwen says, "Ooo."

Elphieya quietly says, "Here they come."

Salasin says, "Gates."

Svardin recites:

"Movin"

Leafiara yells, "Found your courage did ya?!"

Pukk yells, "Yer momma is a ugly kobold!"

Brutish yells, "Percy watch out!"

Roelon: "And there we go. Oiy! Brace yirselves."

Chandrellia: "The other night all they took was limbs from poeple, one limb from a person, then disappeared."

Dhairn quietly says, "Stop me, fools."

[combat]

Salasin says, "Get ahold percy."

A mutilated leopard prowls in!

[combat]

Svardin says, "Kitties."

[combat]

Pukk yells, "You can do better than that!"

[combat]

Leafiara dismissively exclaims, "Pitiful!"

[combat]

Ylandra says, "Gah."

The ghostly voice of Jasteron says, "[XYZ], you moron." [someone cast Cone of Elements and wiped many of us out via spell reflection from a stitched four-armed giant]

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Brutish quietly says, "Eeeeeeek."

[Wehnimer's, Outside Gate]

Citizens, merchants and assorted dregs of society jostle against you before the great wooden gates of Wehnimer's Landing. Harried guards and militiamen try to keep the chaos to a minimum, but it is hard to keep track of those entering, let alone leaving, this large trading post. A dirt path encircling the wooden palisade of the town leads east and southwest. Nailed prominently to the wooden wall beside the gate is a sign you really should read. You also see a windy vortex, a husky black and white cat, the Nazarr disk, a stitched four-armed giant, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a stitched four-armed giant, a stitched four-armed giant, a sturdy gold strongbox, a mirthful forest spirit that is flying around, a simple tanik strongbox, an iron-bound thanot box, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a stitched four-armed giant, a stitched four-armed giant, a stitched four-armed giant, a stitched four-armed giant, a stitched four-armed giant, a stitched four-armed giant, a morning star, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a wooden arrow, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a black witchwood arrow, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, a mutilated leopard that appears dead, the ship-shaped Percy disk, a thorny vine, a ruffled raven that is flying around, the Dhairn disk, the Chamorr disk, the yellow Livn disk, a black falcon that is flying around, a silver-edged blackened warblade hovering in mid-air, a spotted brown wolf, a reinforced wooden defense tower and the Wayside inn.

Also here: Saverik who is lying down, Quartermaster Tsarok, Willow Guardian Lehon who is lying down, Ylandra who is lying down, the body of Norgard who is lying down, the body of Jasteron who is lying down, the body of Master Neelin who is lying down, a stunned Percy who is lying down, a stunned Aodhain who is lying down, a stunned Tolene who is lying down, Conquerer of Reim Livn who is lying down, Berost who is lying down, a stunned Yakushi who is lying down, Mayor Leafiara who is lying down, Ketsimney, the body of Salasin who is lying down, Arena Champion Dhairn who is lying down, a stunned Elphieya who is lying down, the body of Meggiemae who is lying down, a stunned Great Lord Baragor who is lying down, the body of Brutish who is lying down, a stunned Felita who is lying down, Pukk who is lying down, Olgretien who is lying down, Lady Regwen who is lying down, a stunned Lord Chamorr who is lying down, the body of Monrico who is lying down, Sorvey who is lying down, the body of High Lord Svardin who is lying down

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Svardin says, "Join Chamorr."

[extended combat]

The ghostly voice of Svardin says, "Hmm."

[combat]

Roelon: "North Gate again....watch out."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Percy says, "Oof."

Ketsimney says, "That's a lot of bodies."

[Wehnimer's, Outside Gate]

Citizens, merchants and assorted dregs of society jostle against you before the great wooden gates of Wehnimer's Landing. Harried guards and militiamen try to keep the chaos to a minimum, but it is hard to keep track of those entering, let alone leaving, this large trading post. A dirt path encircling the wooden palisade of the town leads east and southwest. Nailed prominently to the wooden wall beside the gate is a sign you really should read. You also see a floating green eye that is flying around, a black witchwood arrow, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a black witchwood arrow, the eel-encircled Tsarok disk, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a morning star, a reinforced shield, the Razanetika disk, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a reinforced shield, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a green garnet, a sturdy thanot strongbox, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, an auburn serge dress, a green sapphire, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a windy vortex, a husky black and white cat, a sturdy gold strongbox, a simple tanik strongbox, an iron-bound thanot box, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a wooden arrow, a black witchwood arrow, a ruffled raven that is flying around, the Dhairn disk, the Chamorr disk, the yellow Livn disk, a black falcon that is flying around, a spotted brown wolf, a reinforced wooden defense tower and the Wayside inn.

Also here: Quartermaster Tsarok, Razanetika, Raythiel, the body of Wahka who is lying down, Aethor, the body of Saverik who is lying down, the body of Willow Guardian Lehon who is lying down, the body of Norgard who is lying down, the body of Master Neelin who is lying down, the body of Percy who is lying down, the body of Aodhain who is lying down, Tolene who is lying down, Conquerer of Reim Livn who is lying down, Yakushi, Mayor Leafiara, Ketsimney, the body of Salasin who is lying down, Arena Champion Dhairn, the body of Elphieya who is lying down, the body of Meggiemae who is lying down, the body of Great Lord Baragor who is lying down, the body of Brutish who is lying down, Felita, Pukk, Olgretien, Lord Chamorr, the body of Monrico who is lying down, the body of High Lord Svardin who is lying down

Pukk exclaims, "I'm a healer's dream right now!"

The ghostly voice of Elphieya quietly says, "Well, I'm dead."

Speaking to Elphieya, Pukk says, "Yes, yes you are."

[combat]

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Olgretien asks, "Ya gunna grab em?"

Leafiara says, "Let's see here.."

Dhairn quietly says, "Maybe next time they'll hit me."

Yukito: "Giant near the Square!"

A hideous screech sounds in the distance, and a joyour roar springs up from every monster's throat in response. In the distance, huge forms can be seen flying through the evening sky. The hint of blurred wings adorn each form, and their progress seems laborious, but they draw ever closer.

Pukk yells, "You can do better than that!"

[fog to TSC]

The ghostly voice of Neelin deeply exclaims, "Damn you Percy!"

Leafiara recites:

"Delivery!"

The ghostly voice of Jasteron says, "Unfricking believable."

[triage]

Yukito: "There is a giant west of the Square."

The ghostly voice of Svardin says, "Was someone casting lightning."

The voice of Shantellina says, "That's not supposed to happen."

Guarrin: "Mind the sky. I'll come for that giant soon."

The ghostly voice of Svardin exclaims, "Someone cast lightning!"

The ghostly voice of Svardin exclaims, "Don't cast lightning!"

The ghostly voice of Svardin says, "It is reflected."

[very extended triage, then return to the battlefield]

[Wehnimer's, Outside Gate]

Citizens, merchants and assorted dregs of society jostle against you before the great wooden gates of Wehnimer's Landing. Harried guards and militiamen try to keep the chaos to a minimum, but it is hard to keep track of those entering, let alone leaving, this large trading post. A dirt path encircling the wooden palisade of the town leads east and southwest. Nailed prominently to the wooden wall beside the gate is a sign you really should read. You also see a floating green eye that is flying around, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, a black witchwood arrow, a floating stormy grey eye that is flying around, a black witchwood arrow, the Lurrah disk, the eel-encircled Tsarok disk, the Caleanon disk, an insect-winged griffin that appears dead, a four-tusked boar that appears dead, a four-tusked boar that appears dead, a four-tusked boar that appears dead, a four-tusked boar that appears dead, a four-tusked boar that appears dead, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a reinforced shield, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, an auburn serge dress, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, the Chamorr disk, the yellow Livn disk, a reinforced wooden defense tower and the Wayside inn.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, the body of Felang who is lying down, Lurrah, High Lord Caleanon, Sorvey, Leineshan who is lying down, Conquerer of Reim Livn, Ketsimney, Felita, Lord Chamorr

[combat]

Leafiara muses, "Oh, griffins."

The voice of Tsarok quietly says, "Neat."

A leopard-headed ogre comes arrowing through the trees, moving at near-incomprehensible speed, and whirls a claidhmore in a deadly arc, completely bisecting a pair of defenders before they are even aware of death's approach. The ogre nimbly steps aside as the small grey scavengers descend on the fallen prey, and continues its charge.

A leopard-headed ogre shuffles in, uttering an arcane incantation!

[extended combat]

Lurrah asks, "Who is leading?"

[combat]

Leafiara says, "Bear."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "Chamorr."

[combat]

Felita says, "Form on Chamorr."

[combat]

Svardin: "Stop using lightning. It is reflected by the giants and hits all the defenders rather lethally."

[extended combat]

Leafiara muses, "Hmm. We need to stop them from casting..." [the ogres cast Call Wind]

[combat]

Tsarok quietly says, "Bah."

[combat]

Livn exclaims, "Miserable ogre!"

[combat]

Roelon: "Aye, careful of yir magic. These flesh golems are tricky."

[very extended combat; the ogres have more or less impenetrable defenses against weapons, bolts, and maneuver spells short of Roblar-caliber attackers, reaching anywhere from 650 to 850 DS, and aren't especially easy to scratch with warding magic either in the range of 440 to 460 TD]

The voice of Tsarok quietly exclaims, "Nice!"

[combat]

Leafiara: "Air spells wil also rebound."

[combat]

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Ketsimney! In a moment they have enveloped her entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Ketsimney's left leg!

... 15 points of damage!

Deft slash to Ketsimney's leg digs deep!

Ketsimney screams and falls to the ground grasping her mangled left leg!

She is stunned!

Speaking to Lurrah, Sorlu says, "Good fight."

Livn says, "Oh, dear."

Ketsimney says, "I liked the leg."

Leafiara muses, "Well, so far so good."

Kathralynn softly says, "I'm assuming I found the place."

Livn says, "A fine leg it was."

[combat]

Ketsimney asks, "Anyone replace my leg?"

[combat]

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Kathralynn! In a moment they have enveloped her entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Kathralynn's left leg!

... 39 points of damage!

Powerful slash!

Kathralynn's left leg is severed at the knee!

Kathralynn screams and falls to the ground grasping her mangled left leg!

She is stunned!

[combat]

Livn exclaims, "Miserable ogre!"

[combat]

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Giogionni! In a moment they have enveloped him entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Giogionni's left leg!

[combat]

Ketsimney asks, "Any group?"

[combat]

Giogionni says, "Thank ya."

[combat]

The voice of Tsarok quietly says, "Goodness."

A flicker of motion draws the eye to a black-cloaked form moving effortlessly through the trees. In a fluid movement, the figure darts towards a swarthy giantman defender, the moonlight glinting momentarily off the edge of a sharp blade in the figure's hand as it dances around the defender's guard and dives into the hapless target's right eye. Before the reapers can converge, the figure melts into the shadows and out of sight once more.

[combat]

Kathralynn softly says, "Wow."

Ketsimney asks, "Group here?"

Livn says, "Join the Mayor."

Leafiara recites:

"Join up!"

Dhairn quietly says, "Ogre is now dead."

[combat]

Guarrin says, "Cloud."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "Cloud's gone."

[combat]

Guarrin says, "Thank you."

[extended combat]

Leafiara says, "These ogres aren't very threatening, yet their defenses are almost flawless..." [well, yes and no... they are threatening at first because of their claidhmores, but after taking some damage they tend to go into more defensive stances, creating standoffs as neither side can hit the other]

Leafiara channels at a leopard-headed ogre.

Particles of dust and soot rise from the ground at Leafiara's feet as she releases a pulsating, platinum ripple of energy toward a leopard-headed ogre!

CS: +507 - TD: +467 + CvA: +25 + d100: +78 == +143

Warding failed!

The leopard ogre is cloaked in a blinding platinum light and assailed for 119 points of damage!

... 35 points of damage!

Searing blast of energy to hip spins the leopard ogre around!

The leopard ogre is stunned!

... 5 points of damage!

Strike to the leopard ogre's back causes minor spasms.

The leopard ogre falls to the ground and lies still.

The very powerful look leaves a leopard-headed ogre.

The white light leaves a leopard-headed ogre.

The deep blue glow leaves a leopard-headed ogre.

The brilliant luminescence fades from around a leopard-headed ogre.

The light blue glow leaves a leopard-headed ogre.

The powerful look leaves a leopard-headed ogre.

The bright luminescence fades from around a leopard-headed ogre.

The silvery luminescence fades from around a leopard-headed ogre.

The ground beneath a leopard-headed ogre suddenly calms.

Leafiara sagely says, "Almost."

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Guarrin! In a moment they have enveloped him entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Guarrin's right leg!

... 25 points of damage!

Strong slash to Guarrin's right leg!

Muscles exposed!

Not a pretty sight.

He is knocked to the ground!

He is stunned!

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Lurrah! In a moment they have enveloped her entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Lurrah's right leg!

... 30 points of damage!

Strong slash to Lurrah's right leg!

Muscles exposed!

Not a pretty sight.

She is knocked to the ground!

She is stunned!

[combat]

Kathralynn softly says, "Ok what's hitting people."

Lurrah says, "Bastages."

Kathralynn softly says, "Whoever it was."

Leafiara says, "The reapers are swarming between skirmishes."

The voice of Pietra says, "Those were tough."

From nearby, you hear Gutstorm yell, "Id it tafe?"

Pietra yells, "No!"

Livn yells, "Probably not!"

A shrill screech pierces the air as an insect-winged griffin dives from above!

[combat]

Kathralynn softly says, "Great."

[combat]

From nearby, you hear Gutstorm yell, "Me no wanna pill me ale!"

[very extended combat]

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Livn! In a moment they have enveloped him entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Livn's right leg!

... 29 points of damage!

Wild downward slash severs Livn's right foot!

Bloody stump, anyone?

Livn screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled right leg!

He is stunned!

[combat]

Guarrin: "Thanks Yuki."

[combat]

Yukito: "Of course!"

[combat]

Livn exclaims, "THAT WAS MY FAVORITE LEG! You monsters! You will PAY!"

[very extended combat]

Kathralynn softly says, "Wow."

Lurrah says, "He's going into town."

Kathralynn softly says, "It's north of here."

Jiarine says, "One went through the gate."

[extended combat]

Lurrah says, "Well done."

Another hornblast begins to emanate, but is cut short with a discordant sound. The monsters in the trees pause uncertainly, and then there is a black-cloaked figure standing at the edge of the trees, its back to the town. It raises one hand high, a gleaming dagger in its fist, and slashes at the air before it. The monsters in the trees immediately begin to withdraw, and the flow of reapers towards the town reverses itself like a wave receding from the short. The figure turns to regard the town for a long moment, then slips into the trees with the rest of the monsters.

From nearby, you hear Svardin yell, "Ya almost hit me!"

Guarrin says, "Well done."

(OOC) Mongonator's player whispers to the group, "I need a bigger gun!"

From nearby, you hear Regwen yell, "Scared ye off!"

From nearby, you hear Svardin yell, "Cowards!"

From nearby, you hear Pukk yell, "You better run!"

Leafiara exclaims, "Looks like we did it!"

Leafiara yells, "It'll be the same next time!"

Tenebrae: "And stay out!"

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Wot did we wins?"

Tsarok quietly says, "East looks exciting."

>peer e

You peer east and see ...

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

You can hear the noisy bustle around the land gates to the west. Over the din, you can just barely hear the sound of the surf from the northeast. You also see a mangy patchwork kobgoblin, a leopard-headed ogre, a four-tusked boar, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin, a leopard-headed ogre, a morning star, a sun-bleached pine gate, a gleaming fireleaf airship and a worn redwood gangplank.

Also here: the body of Great Lady Subeta who is lying down

>e

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

You can hear the noisy bustle around the land gates to the west. Over the din, you can just barely hear the sound of the surf from the northeast. You also see a mutilated leopard, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin, a leopard-headed ogre, a four-tusked boar, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin that is lying down, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a morning star, a sun-bleached pine gate, a gleaming fireleaf airship and a worn redwood gangplank.

Also here: the body of Great Lady Subeta who is lying down

Obvious paths: northeast, west

Rasson, Yakushi, Guarrin, Kathralynn, Livn, Mongonator, Jiarine, Pietra, Sorlu, Lurrah and Tsarok followed.

A leopard-headed ogre just arrived.

Elphieya: "Did anyone get a look at more than his back?"

[very extended combat]

Kathralynn softly says, "Oh great."

[combat]

Lurrah exclaims, "Nooo!"

The ghostly voice of Yakushi says, "Oo."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Tsarok quietly says, "Oh."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Tsarok quietly says, "East is exciting."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Leafiara cheerfully says, "It was indeed exciting."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Livn says, "WELL, then..."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Livn says, "That's a rarity."

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

You can hear the noisy bustle around the land gates to the west. Over the din, you can just barely hear the sound of the surf from the northeast. You also see a gas cloud, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a bastard sword, some brigandine armor, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a bastard sword, some brigandine armor, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, a leopard-headed ogre, a bastard sword, some brigandine armor, some brigandine armor, a bastard sword, some brigandine armor, a leopard-headed ogre, a rotting maoral trunk, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, a four-tusked boar that appears dead, a leopard-headed ogre, a patchwork krolvin-troll abomination, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin, a four-tusked boar that appears dead, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, a stitched four-armed giant, a leopard-headed ogre, a four-tusked boar that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin that is lying down, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, a red-maned ebony tamarin, a bastard sword, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a ruffled raven that is flying around, the Mongonator disk, the Kathralynn disk, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a four-tusked boar that is lying down, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, a morning star, a sun-bleached pine gate, a gleaming fireleaf airship and a worn redwood gangplank.

Also here: Giogionni, the body of Jiarine who is lying down, the body of Dacorus who is lying down, a stunned Talman, the body of Rasson who is lying down, the body of Yakushi who is lying down, a stunned Kathralynn who is lying down, the body of High Lord Mongonator who is lying down, the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down, the body of Pietra who is lying down, the body of Lord Sorlu who is lying down, the body of Lurrah who is lying down, the body of Quartermaster Tsarok who is lying down, the body of Great Lady Subeta who is lying down

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Giogionni says, "Well, that didn't work."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Rasson says, "I do not think we did it."

The ghostly voice of Tsarok quietly says, "Well."

The ghostly voice of Leafiara amiably says, "Well, I'm sure it could have gone better, but all things considered we managed to repel the bulk ofs their forces."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Jiarine says, "How annoying."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Livn exclaims, "That bird just carried me in its mouth! THE NERVE!"

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Yakushi says, "Wow a lot of ogres."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Jiarine says, "If someone can get me into town that would be fantastic."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Tsarok quietly says, "Bye Felittia."

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

You can hear the noisy bustle around the land gates to the west. Over the din, you can just barely hear the sound of the surf from the northeast. You also see a leopard-headed ogre, a windy vortex, a leopard-headed ogre, a gangly black puppy with huge white-tipped paws, a wooden arrow, the Sonnillon disk, the Chamorr disk, a silver-edged blackened warblade hovering in mid-air, a black falcon that is flying around, a delighted luck spirit that is flying around, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, an insect-winged griffin that appears dead, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, an insect-winged griffin that appears dead, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a rotting maoral trunk, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a red-maned ebony tamarin, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a ruffled raven that is flying around, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf, a four-tusked boar that is lying down, a sun-bleached pine gate, a gleaming fireleaf airship and a worn redwood gangplank.

Also here: a stunned Ketsimney who is lying down, Sonnillon who is lying down, Patriarch Eruheran who is lying down, Monrico who is lying down, Sorvey who is lying down, the body of Felita who is lying down, Lord Chamorr who is lying down, Dwi who is lying down, Destrian who is lying down, a stunned Lady Regwen who is lying down, High Lord Svardin who is lying down, the body of Malcoier who is lying down, the body of Pietra who is lying down, Ibbo who is lying down, the body of Conquerer of Reim Livn who is lying down, the body of Giogionni who is lying down, the body of Jiarine who is lying down, the body of Talman who is lying down, the body of Rasson who is lying down, the body of Yakushi who is lying down, the body of Kathralynn who is lying down, the body of High Lord Mongonator who is lying down, the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down, the body of Lord Sorlu who is lying down, the body of Lurrah who is lying down, the body of Quartermaster Tsarok who is lying down, the body of Great Lady Subeta who is lying down

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Felita says, "Oh poodah."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Regwen says, "Darn it."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Tsarok quietly says, "This is a lovely room of death."

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

You can hear the noisy bustle around the land gates to the west. Over the din, you can just barely hear the sound of the surf from the northeast. You also see a windy vortex, a weathered monir chest, the Earthdiver disk, a fluffy white cat, a black-toed saddleback foxhound, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a windy vortex, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a gangly black puppy with huge white-tipped paws, a wooden arrow, the Sonnillon disk, a black falcon that is flying around, a delighted luck spirit that is flying around, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, an insect-winged griffin that appears dead, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, an insect-winged griffin that appears dead, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a rotting maoral trunk, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a red-maned ebony tamarin, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a ruffled raven that is flying around, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf, a four-tusked boar that is lying down, a sun-bleached pine gate, a gleaming fireleaf airship and a worn redwood gangplank.

Also here: Earthdiver who is lying down, Leifa who is lying down, Ketsimney who is lying down, a stunned Sonnillon who is lying down, Pukk who is lying down, a stunned Patriarch Eruheran who is lying down, the body of Monrico who is lying down, a stunned Sorvey who is lying down, the body of Felita who is lying down, the body of Lord Chamorr who is lying down, the body of Dwi who is lying down, the body of Destrian who is lying down, the body of Lady Regwen who is lying down, High Lord Svardin who is lying down, the body of Malcoier who is lying down, the body of Pietra who is lying down, the body of Conquerer of Reim Livn who is lying down, the body of Giogionni who is lying down, the body of Jiarine who is lying down, the body of Talman who is lying down, the body of Rasson who is lying down, the body of Yakushi who is lying down, the body of Kathralynn who is lying down, the body of High Lord Mongonator who is lying down, the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down, the body of Lord Sorlu who is lying down, the body of Lurrah who is lying down, the body of Quartermaster Tsarok who is lying down, the body of Great Lady Subeta who is lying down

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Livn exclaims, "No!"

The ghostly voice of Felita exclaims, "Get em folks!"

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Talman says, "I have died a few times in this room."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Livn exclaims, "Leifa! NO!"

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Leafiara muses, "So, anyone know where Roblar went to?"

The ghostly voice of Eruheran exclaims, "I shoulda stayed inside!"

The ghostly voice of Leifa says, "Ah, dang, was trying to calm this place down."

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

You can hear the noisy bustle around the land gates to the west. Over the din, you can just barely hear the sound of the surf from the northeast. You also see a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a gold coin, a leopard-headed ogre, a windy vortex, a weathered monir chest, a black-toed saddleback foxhound, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a gangly black puppy with huge white-tipped paws, a wooden arrow, a black falcon that is flying around, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a rotting maoral trunk, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin, a red-maned ebony tamarin, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a ruffled raven that is flying around, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf, a four-tusked boar that is lying down, a sun-bleached pine gate, a gleaming fireleaf airship and a worn redwood gangplank.

Also here: the body of Leifa who is lying down, the body of Ketsimney who is lying down, the body of Pukk who is lying down, the body of Patriarch Eruheran who is lying down, the body of Monrico who is lying down, the body of Sorvey who is lying down, the body of Felita who is lying down, the body of Lord Chamorr who is lying down, the body of Dwi who is lying down, the body of Lady Regwen who is lying down, the body of High Lord Svardin who is lying down, the body of Malcoier who is lying down, the body of Pietra who is lying down, the body of Conquerer of Reim Livn who is lying down, the body of Giogionni who is lying down, the body of Jiarine who is lying down, the body of Talman who is lying down, the body of Rasson who is lying down, the body of Yakushi who is lying down, the body of Kathralynn who is lying down, the body of High Lord Mongonator who is lying down, the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down, the body of Lord Sorlu who is lying down, the body of Lurrah who is lying down, the body of Quartermaster Tsarok who is lying down, the body of Great Lady Subeta who is lying down

The ghostly voice of Tsarok quietly says, "I was wondering where Roblar went."

The ghostly voice of Pukk asks, "Is that all you have?"

The ghostly voice of Mongonator says, "I think I need another Dreavening."

The ghostly voice of Talman says, "Left after he died I think."

The ghostly voice of Pukk exclaims, "Come over there and see if I won't bite you!"

The ghostly voice of Leifa says, "Nothing worse than an ogre taking off yer head."

Speaking to a leopard-headed ogre, the ghostly voice of Pukk says, "That's right...be afraid."

The ghostly voice of Chamorr heartily says, "Sheesh."

The ghostly voice of Malcoier says, "Well this is exciting."

The ghostly voice of Kathralynn softly says, "Yeah."

Quartermaster Tsarok just arrived.

Tsarok quietly exclaims, "I save you!"

The ghosty voice of Leafiara muses, "I suppose I can think of a way to get to work."

The ghostly voice of Livn says, "Most unpleasant."

The ghostly voice of Kathralynn softly asks, "Are they just gonna dig a big hole and roll us into it?"

Selfane says, "Good idea."

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "Elphieya, you have work to do."

The ghostly voice of Malcoier says, "To be honest, I would."

Guarrin asks, "We need drags?"

Speaking to Tsarok, the ghostly voice of Pietra says, "Hi honey."

The ghostly voice of Malcoier says, "We do indeed."

Elphieya quietly says, "I will try to magic as many as I an."

Tsarok quietly says, "Hi Pie."

Tsarok quietly says, "Bye Pie."

Guarrin says, "Joining the front then."

The ghostly voice of Leafiara confidently says, "I think this went pretty well."

The ghostly voice of Svardin says, "No biggie."

The ghostly voice of Leafiara admits, "By some definitions of well."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Elphieya says, "Strange definitions hun."


Evening Engagement

[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 steel spring, a coil of thick rope, a massive snowy white tiger, an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, the black Hapenlok disk, a large acorn, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a plump pickle, a pumpkin spice muffin with maple cream frosting, a large acorn, a wafer of candied seeds, a large acorn, a wafer of candied seeds, the Tyrosthenes disk, a large acorn, a piece of iron, a steel spring, a steel spring, a steel spring, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Arav, Haleran, Roelon, Hapenlok, High Lord Asben, Fliayeb, Tangiera, Orlicks, Conquerer of Reim Lexbubba, Magister Raelee, Kippe, Nazrym, Tyrosthenes

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

Leafiara curiously says, "Hm."

Thunder rumbles ijn the distance.

Leafiara exclaims, "Weather it is!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You're it."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafiara!"

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara says, "Well, on one hand, you and Hap are here at the same time..."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara says, "On the other, we have a storm."

Balley softly says, "Yes."

Balley softly says, "Hap and I wil have to reschedule."

[Pukk does a REPORT to tease about the "ijn" typo]

A bolt of lightning streaks down from the sky and strikes Pukk!

... 19 points of damage!

Heavy shock gives Pukk fits!

He is knocked to the ground!

He is stunned!

A tremendous crack of thunder follows instantly!

Daniels says, "Ouch."

Arav says, "Well that just happened."

Speaking surprisedly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "That was a good one."

Speaking to Pukk, Arav asks, "What did you do?"

Pukk says, "The gods are crazy."

Daniels says, "That was a nice strike."

Villorn says, "So..."

Villorn says, "Whose ready to die tonight."

Roelon deeply says, "Well, the weather is feisty tonight."

Leafiara dismissively says, "Psh, we already repelled them once today. They can't be dumb enough to come back four hours later."

Balley softly says, "I hope there is not lightning."

Speaking to Leafiara, Arav exclaims, "I missed it!"

Villorn says, "Stupidity has no bounds."

Speaking to Pukk, Arav says, "I don't argue with the judgement of the Akarti."

Villorn says, "Look at them kobolds."

Bernadette softly says, "Mebbe they wana has more fun."

Speaking quietly to Pukk, Elphieya offers, "Need some healing?"

Speaking to Elphieya, Arav says, "The Arkati struck him down, just saying."

Villorn says, "Plus.... when something is hungry."

Speaking to Elphieya, Pukk says, "I got on the gods' nerves."

Leafiara muses, "Actually, they're orcs and trolls and stuff, so maybe they *can* be dumb enough to come back."

Villorn says, "For yummy halfings and gnomes."

Delyorik says, "Gods."

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "You have that gift."

Bernadette softly says, "They patchwerks."

Villorn says, "Hunger has no bounds."

Speaking to Elphieya, Asben says, "This is the most I've seen you in one day in forever."

Speaking affectionately to Pukk, Elphieya asks, "Why should the gods be any different than everyone else?"

Speaking to Elphieya, Pukk exclaims, "Thank you!"

Berost deeply asks, "We join on tha mayor?"

Speaking to a sinuous bone white serpent, Juspera yells, "Stop folllowing me!"

Speaking to Elphieya, Delyorik says, "They're not."

Speaking amiably to Berost, Leafiara exclaims, "Yup!"

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafiara!"

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Roelon says, "If they even hae their own mind. With random heads in place of their original."

Arav says, "As soon as I can."

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara says, "True. Those crazy leopard-headed ogres..."

Maelkyth says, "I'm such a follower..."

Leafiara says, "So far, most of what they have going for them is sheer numbers."

Villorn says, "Who knows."

Berost deeply says, "And giants what cast spells and swing at yas. At the same time."

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

Speaking to Leafiara, Arav says, "I mean, some of them are definitely pretty gross. I wouldn't touch them without a ten-foot pole."

Villorn says, "What the darkness brings."

Berost deeply says, "SAME time."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Find the leader, and most of our problem is solved."

Villorn says, "They were... vampire like things today."

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth exclaims, "If 'ick' factor plays a role, they're really nailing that one!"

Hapenlok says, "Okay, maybe part of it."

Speaking to his mithril pike, Arav says, "You're my favorite ten foot pole."

Speaking quietly to Hapenlok, Elphieya asks, "You mean the Fist?"

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

Juspera says, "I have to go to bed so whatever is happening better happen soon."

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

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafiara!"

Elphieya whispers something to Roelon.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Arav says, "There's a joke about spare legs in here, but this is far too public to make it."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias says, "You did all the heavy work."

Speaking to Kothos, Guarrin asks, "I trust everyone out at the temple has been safe with these recent attacks?"

Speaking to Arav, Hapenlok says, "Well, like I said. I'm damn glad I had a blacksmith work on my leg greaves."

Arav says, "Someone's down in Marsh Keep. I'll be back as soon as I can."

Elphieya whispers something to Roelon.

Speaking to Evia, Hapenlok says, "My armor has been reinforced with the power of flax."

The sound of some chittering echoes nearby.

Speaking to Guarrin, Kothos says, "Unfortunately, yes."

Evia exclaims, "Chitterlings!"

Speaking to Guarrin, Kothos says, "My favorite student went east tonight..."

Kothos says, "Hm."

Aeith says, "Everyone watch your limbs."

Roelon deeply asks, "Reapers?"

Roelon deeply says, "Or am ah paranoid..."

Elphieya quietly asks, "What...chitters?"

Sonnillon raspily asks, "Is there a group forming?"

Kothos says, "Sounds like vermin of some kind."

Speaking distractedly to Kothos, Guarrin asks, "Oh? With your blessing I hope?"

Rasson says, "Bugs chitter."

Bernadette softly asks, "We spectin company?"

Leafiara tentatively asks, "Hmm... they're really attacking twice or?"

Pukk says, "Bugs are vermin."

Speaking wryly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Might get your wish after all."

Speaking mildly to Guarrin, Kothos says, "No, not in the slightest. I...mean yes, of course. She's having fun, I'm sure."

Leafiara says, "However, that's just chitterirng so far..."

Speaking nervously to Leafiara, Elphieya says, "I hope not."

Speaking to Kothos, Guarrin asks, "Hrm, anyone I know?"

Leafiara says, "Well, the good news is we have better information about their forces now."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafiara!

Last call"

Speaking to Leafiara, Aeith asks, "Any chance the earlier wave was a feint?"

A guttural roar resonates from the depths of the Lower Dragonsclaw forest.

Speaking to Guarrin, Kothos says, "Yes, Xanthium. I think you knew her afore me."

Leafiara recites:

"If this is an attack, remember, don't cast lightning or air spells at the giants!"

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "It would be a smart move honestly, to get our guard down and hit us after a big fight."

Leafiara wryly says, "Oh, it's an attack alright."

Roelon deeply says, "They are coming."

Elphieya quietly says, "Oh no..."

Aeith says, "Oh dear."

Speaking to Aeith, Evia says, "More like an appetizer."

Juspera says, "Oh, no."

Kothos asks, "...well, never mind my students, hm?"

Bernadette softly says, "Thas ok by me."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I'll take north, you take west."

Leafiara recites:

"If you're on triage duty, stick here in the square or withdraw to the trophy room if things get too ugly!"

Speaking to Kothos, Guarrin says, "Perhaps we should discuss this further at another time."

Pukk yells, "Keep on roaring! We have Hapenlok and he can kill you all with his halfling feet of rage!"

Juspera says, "I probably shouldn't be carrying four boxes right now."

Leafiara recites:

"Otherwise, form on me for west gate or head to north gate for Hapenlok!"

Pukk says, "I told them."

Kothos says, "I'll stay here if the dead come."

Hapenlok: "...not messing 'bout tonight."

Speaking to Guarrin, Kothos says, "Good glory to you, friend Guarrin."

Leafiara recites:

"Moving to West Gate in 3..."

Leafiara recites:

"2..."

Chandrellia recites softly:

"Those staying be ready for the wounded and dead"

Leafiara recites:

"1..."

Guarrin whispers to the group, "Please don't cast at giants."

Roelon deeply says, "They had spiders with the reapers today..."


[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

The muted sounds of loud bartering from within Wehnimer's Landing, and the lonely calls of a pair of mated fenvaoks high up in the air vie for your attention as you march along the outer western edge of the town. You also see a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Obvious paths: north, south

Krobos, Neopuron, Sonnillon, Aeith, Gutstorm, Ushea, Guarrin, Evia, Tilbin, Maelkyth, Xecnephias, Xannorath, Villorn, Rasson, Berost, Friston, Balley, Bernadette, Pukk, Asben, Daniels and Roelon followed.

Pukk: "You show them your Happy feet happy!"

Roelon deeply says, "Ah bloody hate spiders."

Maelkyth says, "Anyone wanting the benefit of Trollsblood may join me."

Leafiara recites:

"Remember, no lightning or air spells at giants!"

Xecnephias whispers to the group, "Are there midgets I should cast at?"

Speaking raspily to Leafiara, Sonnillon says, "I'll try to remember."

Bernadette softly says, "We just gonna talk to em."

Xecnephias whispers to the group, "I mean halflings."

Leafiara recites:

"Some of you might not have been here for the afternoon attack earlier today. We encountered new foes like ice spiders, leopard headed ogres, and griffins."

Maelkyth whispers to the group, "Not halflings! gnomes!"

Xecnephias whispers to the group, "Thats not funny."

The voice of Ushea says, "Eewwww, that sounds messy."

Rasson says, "I died a couple times in it."

Pukk says, "They weren't undead either."

Pukk says, "Sadly."

Leafiara exclaims, "Also true!"

Berost deeply says, "Swinging 2 claids."

Maelkyth whispers to the group, "Wouldn't know funny if it bit you in the ass."

Evia exclaims, "The archers are ready!"

Hapenlok: "Oh, perfect timing ...the Star's arriving. Heh."

Arav says, "That boot is dangerous."

Maelkyth asks, "So, what's going on here?"

Leafiara yells, "Alright, ya bloody beasts! Even if you *are* dumb enough to attack twice in one day, we're right here with our best!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You know the other invasion arrived with the star too."

Arav asks, "Wait, if this is our best... whose at the north gate?"

Leafiara: "How are the numbers at North Gate?"

Bernadette softly says, "We takin a nice walk see."

Hapenlok: "...just me and a dead rolton."

Hapenlok: "...perfectly fine."

Maelkyth: "I really, really think I'm going to die soon."

Villorn says, "This is going to be.."

Leafiara says, "North Gate has no one but Hapenlok, if anyone would like to branch off or doesn't shine in large groups."

Pukk: "I wonder if that is a coincidence. The invasion earlier today was around the time the Star arrived too."

Villorn says, "Scary."

Morofinwe: "Did you kill the rolton, Hapenlok?"

Roelon deeply says, "Keep an eye out for that one cloaked thing."

Hapenlok: "...maybe."

A guttural roar resonates from the depths of the Lower Dragonsclaw forest. Soon a second one joins in, then a third. Shortly after the trees of the forest begin to sway.

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Xecnephias asks, "Is it me, or do the defense appear a little on the light side tonight?"

Morofinwe: "*nods sagely*."

Leafiara agrees, "Yes, there's a cloaked figure with them wielding daggers..."

Aeith says, "That sounds like a lot."

Speaking to Xecnephias, Leafiara says, "No, it's not you."

Sonnillon yells, "Watch out the trees are dancing!"

Maelkyth says, "Daggers."

Juspera exclaims, "Magister Raelee!"

Roelon deeply asks, "Quality over Quantity they say aye?"

Hapenlok: "RAWWWARRRRGH!"

Leafiara: "If anyone can spare forces to North Gate, that would probably be helpful!"

Juspera says, "Now we will be safe."

Leafiara says, "Ah, that would be the vesperti if the past is any indication..."

Elphieya: "Is it still just Hapenlok there?"

Pukk yells, "The snapping of chains won't scare us!"

Leafiara: "It's grown a bit."

Guarrin asks, "Hrm. Vesperti again, aye?"

Pukk says, "Well not most of us...me maybe."

Juspera says, "I'm going to kill a vesperti."

A tormented shriek heralds the appearance of a collared scar-covered vesperti!

A tormented shriek heralds the appearance of a collared scar-covered vesperti!

Hapenlok: "Vesperti at the north gate!"

[combat]

The voice of Asben says, "At least there's more than 5 of us."

[combat]

Roelon deeply asks, "North gate still lacking?"

Juspera says, "Probably."

Chandrellia: "Leafi watch for the release of something off those chains, I remeber that happened the first night."

Hapenlok: "Lylia has the lead at the north."

Leafiara: "The archery towers are another good way to aid, for anyone who isn't comfortable on the front lines."

Leafiara: "Yes, the chains are the vesperti. We've made contact!"

Sonnillon sings:

"Im just singing in the rain"

Guarrin says, "Checking the north gate."

[combat]

Leafiara: "And it hasn't ended well for them."

Xecnephias quietly asks, "What happened to the sacrifice a virgin plan?"

Kothos: "Good fortune, Lady Lylia."

[combat]

Pukk exclaims, "You can't sacrifice me!"

Lylia: "Good evening to you."

[combat]

Hapenlok: "Look, we kind of need some blade swingers up here."

Juspera says, "This group is bigger than the north gate group."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "They need a melee battler or a few up north."

[combat]

Xecnephias quietly says, "We have more style."

Leafiara says, "Vesperti are immune to magic, so..." [might have been misremembering since people were hitting them with bolts and Earthen Fury; maybe the area itself had antimagic rooms but the creatures weren't immune]

Morofinwe: "You have Pukk!"

Mongonator says, "Let em suffer."

Lyrna: "There are vesperti in town."

Sonnillon raspily asks, "What was that a vigorous tickling?"

[combat]

Ushakaron: "How tough of vesperti so far?"

Juspera says, "I don't think that something that uses magic should be able to be immune to magic."

[combat]

Leafiara: "Not very. But they are immune to magic, so we need to use our forces well."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Oh, yay!"

[combat]

Chandrellia: "Nice shot on the warning flare people!"

[extended combat]

Fahlo: "West ring road."

Lyrna: "That's "not very" by Leafi standards."

[combat]

Chandrellia: "What's with all the cursing? What is doing it?"

[combat]

Hapenlok: "It's what the vesperti do."

[combat]

Guarrin: "Giant north gate."

Leafiara: "Remember, no lightning or air magic against giants."

Tilbin hurls a stream of fire at a stitched four-armed giant!

A stitched four-armed giant draws a shimmery warding in the air!

The spell reflects off the shimmery warding and flies off in every direction!

[bunches of us get massacred by the reflection]

[combat]

Ushea says, "Ach."

[combat]

Beldannon: "Ahh not to tough yet."

Leafiara: "...or fire, apparently."

[extended combat]

The ghostly voice of Xannorath asks, "Wasn't there a mention about not casting at the giants?"

Ushea asks, "Do we pull the dead in, or let others come for them?"

[combat]

Pukk says, "Yep."

[combat]

Holoni says, "Maybe."

Maelkyth says, "I'll fog them out."

[combat]

Leafiara exclaims, "If someone can drag, that would be great!"

[extended combat; another giant reflects another lightning spell]

Beldannon: "Non magical easier things are my bread and butter."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "I believe we need to re-emphasize no elemental magic at the giants..."

[extended combat]

The ghostly voice of Krampton says, "Is soooo weirds, errybody keeps dyin, me wonders whys."

[combat]

Leafiara exclaims, "Briefly withdrawing!"

Your surroundings blur into a white fog . . .

[Courtyard]

A well maintained and healthy garden occupies the entirety of the courtyard. The air here is cool and crisp, but the bulk of the monastery shelters you from wind and makes the air bracing instead of chilling. In the center of the garden is a natural spring bubbling up several inches above the surface of the encircling pool of crystal clear water. A large stone and iron gate blocks the entrance to the monastery flanked by a statue of a woman carrying a crystal staff and a set of crystalline keys facing a second statue of a kneeling young man bedecked in battle-worn black chain armor. You also see a scorched black marble bench with some stuff on it and a large fel tree.

Also here: Bernadette, the body of Gypsy Scribe Balley who is lying down, the body of Rasson who is lying down, the body of Maelkyth who is lying down, Dame Evia, the body of Kippe who is lying down, the body of Paymaster Xecnephias who is lying down, the body of Krampton who is lying down, the body of High Lady Holoni who is lying down, the body of High Lord Asben who is lying down, Great Lord Villorn, Great Lady Cattibrie, Great Lord Drungster

Leafiara mutters, "Well then."

The ghostly voice of Asben says, "That guy cast lightning on the giant and it killed us all."

[triage]

Beldannon: "Abominations are a little tough."

[triage]

Pukk: "They are inside the north gate and west ring road as well."

[triage]

Roelon: "Abomination in town."

Guarrin: "Working on them."

Leafiara: "The trollvin ones?"

Pukk: "Town is surrounded careful coming from Voln."

Speaking to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, the ghostly voice of Kippe assures, "I'm fine."

Beldannon: "There is a ogre in town hits really hard with a claid."

Pukk: "Or run quickly."

Hapenlok: "We've got leakers through the north gate."

Roelon: "Aye...krolvin troll looking thing."

Roelon: "Was near the Hall."

Guarrin: "In south alley now."

Pukk: "You can also take the entrance in the burrow orcs area to avoid the invasion."

[triage]

Elphieya: "Or ask for an anchor if you have the ability to use magic to move."

Elphieya: "Those in the square can possibly offer that option."

Beiowulf: "If there anyone wants to help me man the tower, climb up outside the gates, but do it quickly."

Hapenlok: "Oh, you little son of a ..."

Leafiara: "What happened, Hap?"

Hapenlok: "They went through my damn armor."

Beldannon: "A kobgoblin me thinks someone has been doing experiments that aren't good."

Hapenlok: "I'm still fighting on."

Lylia: "They shortened him further by chewing off a leg."

[triage]

Leafiara recites:

"If you need to rest or otherwise don't want to head back to the battlefield, leave my group now! I'll be heading out after the next raise."

Speaking to Leafiara, Asben says, "I'll be ready enough."

A horde of mutilated and patchwork creatures flood out of the shadows of the forest and charge the unprotected West Gate!

Guarrin: "Abomination dead. bloody finally."

Daniels asks, "Who leading a group?"

Speaking to Daniels, Leafiara says, "I am..."

Aeith: "No one is at the west gate."

Asben says, "I'm going now."

Aeith: "Other than the hordes of monsters."

Arav: "West gate is undefended, they are coming through."

Guarrin: "Two ogres out there...anyone in the towers?"

Lylia: "Hapenlok is now at the West Gate. He will need support there."

Tsarok quietly says, "West gate is scary."

Leafiara: "Returning to the west gate, but we still have trouble at Voln."

Beldannon: "Voids?"

Leafiara wryly says, "Heading out there anyway."

Elphieya: "Everyone at the west gate is currently dead."

Asben: "What's with the voids?"

Leafiara recites:

"Join up for West Gate!"

Evia says, "Incoming."

Arav: "We may need to stay in sanctuaries."

The ghostly voice of Selfane says, "Well I don't approve."

Guarrin: "Voids near west gate I think."

Berost: "Yes, just ripped me leg off on the other side."

[combat on the way back]

Leafiara says, "Hmm..."

[extended combat]

Leafiara says, "Maybe..."

[extended combat throughout the streets]

Evia says, "Well they're pretty much everywhere."

Leafiara says, "These ogres..."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "We need a larger group..."

[combat]

Daniels says, "I can't touch em."

[combat]

Evia says, "Ow."

Roelon: "Ugly leapard head ogre at the bank."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "I think we might have to regroup."

[combat]

Evia says, "Yeah."

Leafiara recites:

"Halt... we have to get a larger group!"

Daniels says, "Sorry."

The ghostly voice of Asben says, "Probably."

Lylia: "The two-headed orc raiders are able to open a void. Beware, and silence them if possible."

[return to TSC]

Leafiara recites:

"We need to regroup in a large group to retake the west gate."

Daniels says, "I'm ready."

Daphren says, "We need Roblar."

Bernadette softly says, "Me too."

Leafiara recites:

"Join up for the west gate area!"

Aeith asks, "What was casting the voids?"

Speaking to Daphren, Leafiara exclaims, "He's here!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Arav asks, "I think, as much as I want to join you, this should very... very well prepared people?"

Daniels says, "My cold hits em."

Leafiara says, "The orcs are casting the voids."

Evia: "Regrouping in TSC for West Gate...need more."

Speaking to Arav, Leafiara affirms, "True!"

Kothos says, "Two-headed orc raiders cast void."

Chandrellia recites softly:

"All available weapons on Leafi, embrace the chaos!"

Kothos says, "According to the former mayor."

Hapenlok: "Meet ya there."

Aeith says, "They are nasty they are."

Hapenlok: "...maybe."

Ushea says, "I not sure what even dropped us all, we were doing so well."

Daniels says, "We got this."

Speaking to Ushea, Leafiara says, "It was a reflected lightning spell."

Aeith says, "I need to recover before I can join, but I will try and shoot from the ballista towers while I regain my strenght."

Leafiara recites:

"Do not, repeat, do not cast elemental magic at the giants!"

Speaking to Drung, Pukk asks, "You're dead?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Ushea says, "Aahhhh, thats why you said to not cast that."

Guarrin: "Cloud in w square."

Guarrin: "Southwest rather."

Evia yells, "We need more!"

Leafiara recites:

"Join up for west gate defense!"

Arav says, "Let's do this."

Leafiara yells, "We have to take back west gate!"

Speaking to Arav, Daniels asks, "Now you coming?"

Sonnillon whispers to the group, "Been trying to keep the town somewhat clear."

Evia says, "Kidnap the southwest people."

Speaking to Daniels, Arav says, "Yeah. I'm dumb."

[back to west gate, but actually, almost nothing's there or in the environs]

Roelon deeply exclaims, "Well.. We did it!"

Daphren says, "That ogre."

Leafiara says, "Hmm.."

Guarrin: "Need to clear this ogre out of town too. A spell caster would have an easier time of it, I think."

[combat]

Leafiara tentatively asks, "Have they all scattered?"

Daphren says, "I think one was in town, really strong ogre."

Sonnillon raspily says, "Mean ogre in town."

Roelon deeply asks, "Or did they regroup?"

Brandilor says, "In town."

Leafiara recites:

"Can anyone scout around the area? They might have all gotten inside town."

Evia says, "The ogre is still in town at SW I think."

Roelon deeply says, "The leopard faced one."

Leafiara says, "Okay... heading back inside then."

Sonnillon raspily says, "Southwest of town center last I was tracking him."

[extended combat]

The night watchman paces around and mutters something about useless people under his breath.

From nearby, you hear Ushea yell, "Get em goat!"

[combat]

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh.."

[combat]

Speaking wryly to the night watchman, Leafiara says, "You're one of 'em right now, buddy."

[combat]

Hapenlok: "...well, this one ogre...is a pain in my keister."

[combat]

Sonnillon raspily says, "What a jerk he was."

[combat]

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh.."

[extended combat]

Elphieya: "How are the gates doing?"

[combat]

Leafiara: "West gate is clear and we cleaned the west square of goblins and reapers."

Leafiara: "Does anyone need reinforcements?"

[combat]

Hapenlok: "Leafi, I need some help with this one."

Chandrellia: "Woohooo awesome job!"

Arav says, "That was quick."

Leafiara says, "Staying here unless others call for reinforcements..."

Leafiara: "Where at?"

Sonnillon yells, "Suckers!"

Arav says, "He's outside."

Hapenlok: "South of the gate. I need a bunch of mana."

Arav says, "Near the north gate."

[grouping with Hap]

Hapenlok: "And I need everyone to dispel the two ogres."

[extended combat]

A glowing eye appears within the forest.

Hapenlok yells, "DISPEL IT!"

[combat]

Hapenlok says, "See? Piece of piss."

Bernadette softly says, "Eyes inna forest."

Leafiara says, "I saw 'em."

Arav says, "My dispel just got grounded off him.."

Leafiara exclaims, "Moving back to the gate!"

A second eye begins to glow, then a third...

Hapenlok asks, "Oculoth?"

Arav says, "Yup."

Evia says, "Uh oh."

Roelon deeply says, "What the ..."

Xecnephias quietly says, "I am sure its nothing."

Leafiara: "Holding ground at west gate, bracing for these... eyes."

Hapenlok says, "I need a lot more mana."

Sonnillon yells, "Watch out for eyes being thrown at us!"

Pukk yells, "We see you seeing us!"

Daniels says, "Def got new toughest foe."

Leafiara heavily says, "So do we all, Hap."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah tried."

Chandrellia: "Careful everyone, I dont like the look of this!"

Arav says, "There's a group at the north gate. Maybe six. But Xorus and that emperor are among them."

Bernadette softly says, "I wish I has some to send ye."

Hapenlok asks, "Wait, remember those things that ripped your eyes out in the Nations?"

Arav says, "I just got spooked by a rolton. hard."

Arav says, "Like, I nearly ran away."

Arav says, "Because rolton."

Emerging from the thicket of the woods comes a huge titan, towering high and its face dominated by six glowing eyes. Tiny arcs of lightning crackle along the edge of the feras flamberge in its hands.

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh...."

Aeith says, "As long as it's not a rolton sewed into something ele."

Leafiara says, "Ooh boy."

Hapenlok says, "You've got to be kidding."

Aeith says, "Oh dear."

Hapenlok says, "Okay."

Beldannon: "Screw that."

Hapenlok says, "Real quick."

Roelon deeply says, "Aye...ah need ah drink after this..."

Leafiara recites:

"Do we have any monks to cast a Focus Barrier?"

Aeith says, "How... do we stop that...."

Hapenlok says, "Dispel the hell out of it."

Leafiara recites:

"Or bards for a Song of Tonis?"

A tree bends near the titan, as another of its kind lumbers into view.

Roelon deeply says, "Another...."

Morofinwe: "It brought a friend."

Leafiara mutters, "Alright, no monks or bards. In that case..."

Roelon deeply says, "They are ...very large..."

Arav says, "That one didn't scare me."

Arav says, "The rolton, I mean."

Arav says, "That thing does."

Leafiara asks, "Ground it with elemental waves and tremors?"

Sonnillon raspily exclaims, "I smell.... like BO!"

Hapenlok says, "Dispel it."

Hapenlok says, "It's probably warded to kingdom come."

Roelon deeply asks, "What if it is resistant to magic like the ogres?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Arav says, "I can try."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Good call."

Hapenlok says, "Elemental and spiritual."

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara says, "Then we'll know real quick."

The forest floor rumbles under the approach of a dozen more titans, lightning arcing across their blades like tiny storms churning along the metal.

Hapenlok mutters, "Balls."

Arav says, "Gah."

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh...bloody kilts."

Bernadette softly says, "Titans."

Hapenlok says, "And they may use weapon fire."

Hapenlok says, "So, ...y'know good luck."

Arav exclaims, "No! Not bone break!"

Daniels says, "I will handle it."

Sonnillon raspily asks, "To the ballistas?"

Asben: "How's the west gate?"

Leafiara says, "Hit 'em with dispels, Breeze, Call Wind, elemental waves, everything you've got."

Aeith: "Brace for some big things."

Hapenlok: "Peachy. I'm here."

Leafiara: "All clear, but bracing for impact."

Arav: "Imminent but not in the moment."

Daniels says, "Cold snap works nice."

Hapenlok says, "Bravery and Heroism. keep it going."

Hapenlok says, "If you can."

Bernadette softly says, "Get ready fer the next group."

Hapenlok says, "And if you all die, try to scream alot."

Leafiara says, "Gonna need aid with mana for it, but on it."

Arav says, "Should have learned more blessings."

Hapenlok says, "That way I know that I'm on my own."

Hapenlok says, "And when they come."

Hapenlok yells, "SCREAM LIKE FURIES!"

Roelon deeply says, "Getting ready for six-eyed big bloody titans."

Arav says, "Someone down in the Thrak Inn, but nothing there I can see unusual. Except the dead body."

The titans throw back their heads and roar. Their heavy feet lift off the ground and propel them into a charge!

Arav says, "Here we go."

Leafiara determinedly exclaims, "Here they come!"

Aeith exclaims, "Brace!"

Bernadette softly exclaims, "Incoming!!"

Hapenlok: "And when they come...SCREAM LIKE FURY!"

Arav exclaims, "Come on. I've already died once. While regenerating!"

You hear a deafening bellow and feel a cold chill blow across the back of your neck as a six-eyed mammoth titan stomps up behind you!

[extended combat; no casualties]

Roelon deeply says, "......"

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

The muted sounds of loud bartering from within Wehnimer's Landing, and the lonely calls of a pair of mated fenvaoks high up in the air vie for your attention as you march along the outer western edge of the town. You also see a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a simple tanik trunk, an uncut emerald, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, some gyrating musk thistle brambles covered with leafy spines, a massive snowy battle-scarred lynx, an arctic wolf, the Balley disk, the fiery red Hapenlok disk, a brindled black-and-brown snowcat, a massive snowy white tiger, a spotted bull frog, a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf, a moping badland spirit that is flying around, a metal aventail, some double leather, a mace, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Conquerer of Reim Lexbubba, High Lord Mongonator, Archeth, Aeith, Arav, Rasson, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Ketsimney, Pukk, Paymaster Xecnephias, Dame Evia, Daniels, Roelon, Brandilor, Bernadette, Hapenlok, Mayor Leafiara

Leafiara exclaims, "That's the way!"

Hapenlok says, "FOCUSING MANA."

Xecnephias quietly says, "I think I got the rolton."

Elphieya: "Other than being big and looking scary, have they done anything aggressive yet?"

Leafiara exclaims, "Hit 'em harder than they hit us!"

[extended combat]

Leafiara: "We're engaging now."

Chandrellia: "Do we have archers on the balista?"

Hapenlok: "They showed up."

[extended combat]

Arav says, "Down."

[combat]

Evia says, "Uh oh."

[combat]

Leafiara: "Griffins and giants are back. Remember, no magic!"

Dergoatean says, "Always the griffins."

[extended combat]

Hapenlok: "Leafi, you know I've been doing that the whole time."

Hapenlok: "...right?"

Leafiara: "It's fine against anything but the giants."

Leafiara: "...so far, anyway!"

Hapenlok: "I think it's air and lightning."

Hapenlok: "But I'm not going to test that."

Leafiara: "I thought so too, but then I thought I caught a glimpse of fire doing it as well."

[combat]

Leafiara: "It might be elemental magic. I haven't seen them reflect plasma yet."

[combat]

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Evia! In a moment they have enveloped her entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Evia's left leg!

Evia screams and falls to the ground grasping her mangled right leg!

Tilbin: "Yeah, sorry about that fire. I thought it was only lightning and air too."

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Bernadette! In a moment they have enveloped her entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Bernadette's left leg!

Bernadette screams and falls to the ground grasping her mangled right leg!

Tilbin: "I feel bad about that."

Asben: "It was lightning that killed us all."

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Aeith! In a moment they have enveloped her entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Aeith's left leg!

Leafiara: "It's alright--we couldn't have known. We were thinking of our experiences with the storm giants."

Thrassus: "Any version of Cone of Elements is counterproductive against the giants."

[combat]

Pukk exclaims, "Get em Roblar!"

[combat]

Roblar deeply says, "Now we talkins."

[combat]

Leafiara: "Ah, excellent information. Thank you!"

[combat]

Thrassus: "Other spells are safe to cast."

[combat]

Arav says, "Cloud."

[combat]

Arav says, "Got it."

[extended combat]

Leafiara recites:

"As was reported over the amunet, all spells except Cone of Elements are safe against the giants!"

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

The muted sounds of loud bartering from within Wehnimer's Landing, and the lonely calls of a pair of mated fenvaoks high up in the air vie for your attention as you march along the outer western edge of the town. You also see a six-eyed mammoth titan, an arrow, a feras flamberge, a claidhmore, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, an arrow, a six-eyed mammoth titan that appears dead, a six-eyed mammoth titan that appears dead, a six-eyed mammoth titan that appears dead, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a six-eyed mammoth titan that appears dead, a six-eyed mammoth titan that appears dead, a six-eyed mammoth titan that appears dead, a six-eyed mammoth titan that appears dead, a six-eyed mammoth titan that appears dead, the Dergoatean disk, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a leopard-headed ogre that appears dead, an arrow, the Villorn disk, a moping badland spirit that is flying around, a small raven that is flying around, a town guard, the fiery red Hapenlok disk, a brindled black-and-brown snowcat, a massive snowy white tiger, a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Dame Evia, Dergoatean, Commander Roblar, Great Lord Villorn, the body of Arav who is lying down, Archeth, Conquerer of Reim Lexbubba, High Lord Mongonator, Rasson, Ketsimney, Daniels, Roelon, Brandilor, Hapenlok, Mayor Leafiara

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Arav says, "Oh that's the second time I've died from a lucky swing."

[combat]

Guarrin: "How's the west gate?"

[combat]

Leafiara: "Holding steady."

[extended combat]

The ghostly voice of Arav says, "Those feras weapons."

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

The muted sounds of loud bartering from within Wehnimer's Landing, and the lonely calls of a pair of mated fenvaoks high up in the air vie for your attention as you march along the outer western edge of the town. You also see a weathered monir strongbox, a rolton that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, a feras flamberge, a six-eyed mammoth titan that is lying down, a six-eyed mammoth titan that is lying down, a six-eyed mammoth titan that is lying down, a six-eyed mammoth titan that is lying down, a six-eyed mammoth titan that is lying down, a six-eyed mammoth titan that appears dead, a six-eyed mammoth titan that is lying down, a six-eyed mammoth titan that is lying down, a six-eyed mammoth titan that appears dead, an arrow, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a morning star, an arrow, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a feras flamberge, the Sonnillon disk, a feras flamberge, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, an arrow, a feras flamberge, a massive snowy battle-scarred lynx that is lying down, an arrow, a feras flamberge, a claidhmore, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, an arrow, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a reinforced shield, a morning star, the Dergoatean disk, an arrow, the Villorn disk, a town guard, the fiery red Hapenlok disk, a brindled black-and-brown snowcat that is lying down, a massive snowy white tiger that is lying down, a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf that is lying down, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Conquerer of Reim Lexbubba who is lying down, the body of Takroth who is lying down, a stunned Pukk who is lying down, Sonnillon who is lying down, High Lord Asben who is lying down, Aeith who is lying down, the body of Dame Evia who is lying down, Dergoatean who is lying down, Commander Roblar who is lying down, Great Lord Villorn who is lying down, the body of Arav who is lying down, Archeth who is lying down, High Lord Mongonator who is lying down, Rasson who is lying down, a stunned Ketsimney who is lying down, the body of Daniels who is lying down, Drektor who is lying down, the body of Roelon who is lying down, Brandilor who is lying down, Hapenlok who is lying down, Mayor Leafiara who is lying down

[combat]

Leafiara: "...slightly less steady now."

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

The muted sounds of loud bartering from within Wehnimer's Landing, and the lonely calls of a pair of mated fenvaoks high up in the air vie for your attention as you march along the outer western edge of the town. You also see some full plate, a feras flamberge, some full plate, a weathered monir strongbox, a rolton that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, a feras flamberge, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a six-eyed mammoth titan, an arrow, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a morning star, an arrow, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a feras flamberge, the Sonnillon disk, a feras flamberge, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, an arrow, a feras flamberge, a massive snowy battle-scarred lynx, an arrow, a feras flamberge, a claidhmore, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, an arrow, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a reinforced shield, a morning star, the Dergoatean disk, an arrow, the Villorn disk, a town guard, a brindled black-and-brown snowcat, a massive snowy white tiger, a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: a stunned Conquerer of Reim Lexbubba who is lying down, the body of Takroth who is lying down, the body of Pukk who is lying down, Sonnillon who is lying down, a stunned High Lord Asben who is lying down, the body of Aeith who is lying down, the body of Dame Evia who is lying down, Dergoatean who is lying down, Commander Roblar who is lying down, Great Lord Villorn who is lying down, Archeth who is lying down, High Lord Mongonator who is lying down, a stunned Rasson who is lying down, a stunned Ketsimney who is lying down, the body of Daniels who is lying down, Drektor who is lying down, the body of Roelon who is lying down, the body of Brandilor who is lying down, the body of Hapenlok who is lying down, Mayor Leafiara who is lying down

[combat]

Roblar deeply says, "Ok."

[combat]

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

The muted sounds of loud bartering from within Wehnimer's Landing, and the lonely calls of a pair of mated fenvaoks high up in the air vie for your attention as you march along the outer western edge of the town. You also see a six-eyed mammoth titan, the Villorn disk, a claidhmore, some full plate, a feras flamberge, some full plate, a rolton that appears dead, a leopard-headed ogre that appears stunned, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre that appears stunned, a leopard-headed ogre that appears stunned, an insect-winged griffin that appears dead, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, an insect-winged griffin that is flying around, a feras flamberge, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a six-eyed mammoth titan, an arrow, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a morning star, an arrow, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a reinforced shield, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a reinforced shield, a morning star, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, an arrow, a feras flamberge, a massive snowy battle-scarred lynx, an arrow, a feras flamberge, a claidhmore, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, an arrow, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a reinforced shield, a morning star, an arrow, a town guard, a brindled black-and-brown snowcat, a massive snowy white tiger, a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Great Lord Villorn, Conquerer of Reim Lexbubba, the body of Takroth who is lying down, the body of Pukk who is lying down, the body of Sonnillon who is lying down, the body of Aeith who is lying down, the body of Dame Evia who is lying down, Commander Roblar, Archeth, Rasson who is lying down, the body of Daniels who is lying down, the body of Roelon who is lying down, the body of Brandilor who is lying down, the body of Hapenlok who is lying down, the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down

The ghostly voice of Roelon deeply says, "Ugh...."

[combat]

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Roblar! In a moment they have enveloped his entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Roblar's left leg!

The ghostly voice of Leafiara muses, "...I'll be back soon as I can."

[TownCrier]-GSIV:Hapenlok: "I have a few choice words for this stuff."

[combat] The ghostly voice of Arav exclaims, "Did it just pick me up for fun?!"

[TownCrier]-GSIV:Hapenlok: "But I won't do it on Newsby's channel"

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Roelon deeply asks, "...ouch?"

[triage]

Leafiara admits, "This could be going better, but..."

Speaking to Kothos, Alvyara says, "You'd think they'd have more excitement staying here."

[triage]

Guarrin says, "Moving out for more."

Speaking to Alvyara, Kothos says, "...you'd think."

Alvyara asks, "Is the invasion over?"

Leafiara says, "Nope."

[triage]

You hear a four-legged mangled goblin yelling, "Hoolp! Hoolp! Tryoong to kill me!", coming from the northwest.

Guarrin admits, "We don't have the people to hold both gates."

The ghostly voice of Evia says, "Going blind also."

[triage]

The ghostly voice of Berost deeply exclaims, "Was fine, chased off a trog or something, ran round a corner straight into a damned Ogre!"

Roblar: "Dey'll afta to do better den dat to pass dis west gate."

The ghostly voice of Berost deeply says, "And will get yas a diamond, or 5 at somepoint."

Speaking appreciatively to Ensayn, Erynien says, "So much death."

Leafiara determinedly says, "Alright..."

[triage]

Hapenlok: "Who's manning the west gate?"

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

The muted sounds of loud bartering from within Wehnimer's Landing, and the lonely calls of a pair of mated fenvaoks high up in the air vie for your attention as you march along the outer western edge of the town. You also see the Villorn disk, the Guarrin disk, the Dergoatean disk, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, a feras flamberge, a claidhmore, a claidhmore, a claidhmore, a feras flamberge, a claidhmore, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a claidhmore, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a feras flamberge, a town guard, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate, a withered patch of grass and obvious signs of someone hiding. Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Great Lord Villorn, Guarrin, Dergoatean, Jiarine, Talman, Quartermaster Tsarok, Commander Roblar, Archeth

Asben: "There's several of us."

Leafiara: "Roblar, Goat, Tsarok, Guarrin--heavy hitters."

Hapenlok: "...be a few minutes. i'll be back."

Morofinwe: "Are we shooting someone's pet? These two-headed grey orc raider things?"

[combat]

Towermen: "Yes."

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Asben! In a moment they have enveloped his entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Asben's left leg!

Asben screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled right leg!

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Rasson! In a moment they have enveloped his entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Rasson's left leg!

Rasson screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled right leg!

Chandrellia: "Can the sorcerers animate the dead critters to fight for us?"

Lylia: "We are."

A rushing sound fills the area, followed almost immediately by a discordant chittering noise. Suddenly, a small horde of beady-eyed reapers come streaking towards Dergoatean! In a moment they have enveloped his entirely, and the sound of rending flesh can be heard beneath the horde. After a heartbeat or two, they suddenly streak away in concert, carrying off Dergoatean's left leg!

Dergoatean screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled right leg!

Ushea asks, "Who is leading?"

Dergoatean says, "Apparently me."


Chandrellia: "Wwoohhoo way to go!"

Lylia: "The guards cannot tell who is friend and who is foe, and they continue to fight them."

Speaking to Roblar, Guarrin says, "Nice job."

Archeth says, "Magic immune's no fun."

Berost: "Not running out for a few minutes or else Leafi would kill me after she raised me again. Ha!"

Speaking to Archeth, Dergoatean says, "Just gotta broaden your studies a BIT."

Roblar deeply says, "Well."

Leafiara: "It wouldn't be me doing the killing!"

Rasson says, "Um somehow I lost a leg."

Morofinwe: "We thought we'd shoot at them with the balista. Sorry for hitting your pets."

Speaking to Rasson, Dergoatean says, "Hey I lost one too."

Asben: "They just ate off my leg."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Archeth says, "Sadly I'm a purist."

Roblar deeply says, "Reapers attacked da north."

The voice of Ushea says, "Careful with lightning, it bounces back."

Lyrna: "Well, the balista aren't very precise."

Speaking to Archeth, Dergoatean says, "I was one of those once."

Guarrin says, "I'm going to rotate north again."

Leafiara: "Suspiciously calm at west gate."

Leafiara: "Roblar must have scared them off."

The voice of Ushea asks, "The titans all get beaten back?"

Dergoatean says, "For the last few minutes, yes."

Leafiara muses, "Sure seems it."

Roblar deeply says, "So it seem."

Dergoatean says, "Nothing but a pack of reapers in the last 5 or so."

[combat, but there are no giants or ogres yet]

Leafiara derisively says, "Oh, please."

[extended combat, now with giants and ogres]

Villorn says, "Hmm."

[combat]

Guarrin: "Griffins and giants."

[extended combat]

Thrassus: "And titans."

Dergoatean asks, "And none dead?"

Morofinwe: "Oh my?"

Talman says, "Ogre south."

Bernadette softly says, "Titan 2 north."

[combat]

Dergoatean says, "I'm going to stay put so the gate stays defended, but I welcome anyone to break off the main formation to clean up."

[combat]

Dergoatean says, "North gate's bad."

Evia: "Seeing some reapers around the town."

Lyrna: "Titans at the north gate."

Hapenlok says, "Almost recovered on spirit."

[combat]

An insect-winged griffin makes a move toward the gate. Suddenly the town guard draws his weapon and engages the griffin. "Away foul beast! You're not welcome here!" he cries.

A town guard swings a broadsword at an insect-winged griffin!

AS: +649 vs DS: +356 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +52 = +375

... and hits for 84 points of damage!

Fast slash to the insect-winged griffin's neck exposes its windpipe.

Quick anatomy lesson, anyone?

Guarrin: "Elphieya, thank you."

[combat]

As Hapenlok begins dragging Ushea toward the gate, the town guard steps in front of them and says, "Look, I ain't one to criticize your travel methods, but the bottom line is neither of you is getting through this gate without paying the entrance fee."

[combat]

Speaking to a town guard, Hapenlok exclaims, "Are YOU KIDDING ME?!"

[combat]

Leafiara slowly says, "Okay."

Dergoatean says, "Okay."

Speaking to a town guard, Hapenlok exclaims, "You're SERIOUSLY CHARGING SILVERS DURING A FIGHT?!"

Leafiara says, "Our numbers are dwindling, but..."

Ushea says, "I'll take a body, lost a leg anyway."

Speaking to a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf, Rasson says, "Find my arm."

Speaking to a town guard, Hapenlok exclaims, "I SHOULD KILL YOU WHERE YOU STAND!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Dergoatean says, "Yes, but the numbers include you, me, and Roblar."

Leafiara confidently exclaims, "We got this!"

The beady eyes of dozens and dozens of reapers come into view along the treetops of the woods, and their chittering seems endless, going on and on as their tiny eyes shift back and forth.

Leafiara says, "Well, the bad news is there's no defenders at north gate. The good news is there are also no enemies at north gate."

Hapenlok says, "I'll head to the north gate."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "If you send me some spirt."

Hapenlok says, "I'm about to kill Quin."

The chittering suddenly stops. The host of reapers stare out towards town silently.

Dergoatean yells, "Git, varmints!"

Leafiara idly says, "Curious."

Thrassus: "Well, that's not strange at all."

Aeith: "What happened in town... did they all just... stop?"

Morofinwe: "That's rather creepy."

Dergoatean: "They're just... looking, I think."

A reaper skitters away, dropping out of sight.

Leafiara: "...curious."

Dergoatean: "But I told them to git, and I think maybe it's working."

Chandrellia: "Dont let your guard down..."

Jiarine: "A million silver to someone who catches me one."

Leafiara says, "I was thinking they were bracing to move like a tidal wave, but now... I wonder."

Like a torrent of tangled grey fur and patchwork skin, the reapers drop from the trees and scamper off in the direction they came.

Leafiara says, "...hm."

Archeth asks, "And stay out?"

Elphieya: "How is it looking out there?"

Speaking to Archeth, Dergoatean says, "Once more, with feeling."

Leafiara remarks, "..odd."

Berost deeply says, "Very."

Asben: "Clear..."

Leafiara: "Suspiciously peaceful."

Morofinwe: "Too quiet."

Lyrna: "North gate looks pretty clear of enemies at the moment."

Speaking to Shyspirit, Rasson says, "Congratulations."

Dergoatean: "West gate, too."

Hapenlok: "Whoever's throwing fire from the north gate tower? You can stop now."

Thrassus: "There's still some straggler reapers in town."


Beldannon: "Yeah I am clearing them out."

[combat, cleaning them up]

Thrassus: "Not that they are dangerous in and of themselves."

Leafiara suspiciously says, "Cleared the streets of stray reapers..."

Speaking to Villorn, Dergoatean says, "Thank you."

The town guard says, "The mayor chose me for this job out of all of the guards that volunteered. It's a great opportunity. Besides, I like the scenery out here."

Leafiara perplexedly says, "So strange, their behavior at the end."

Berost deeply says, "Sell em in Solhaven, tell em they are historical artifacts."

Lyrna: "The guards shut down the ballista."

Speaking offhandedly to a town guard, Leafiara says, "You should really clarify that was many mayors ago..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Dergoatean says, "Savages, but also under very strict control."

Guarrin: "Seems clear of reapers."

Speaking to Leafiara, Asben says, "You should put some signs up in town saying not use certain spells."

Dergoatean asks, "Shall we head to Moot Hall, then?"

Leafiara tentatively says, "Well, I--I suppose so."

Leafiara concludes, "How strange."

Asben says, "If we hadn't all died at the start..."

Dergoatean: "West gate crew standing down. We're heading to town square east."


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[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 scimitar, a leather helm, some studded leather, some leather boots and a large purple wooden barrel.

Also here: Ushea, Archeth, Rasson, Bernadette, Drektor, Aeith, Dergoatean, Grand Lady Shyspirit, High Lord Mongonator

Dergoatean says, "Well that was something."

Hapenlok: "Hey, I got one still alive. I punched most of its limbs off if you can believe that."

Aeith says, "Did anyone see anything that caused them to stop? That seemed... abrupt."

Morofinwe quietly says, "Or."

Leafiara amiably says, "Well done, all."

Hapenlok: "Anyone wanna come study it?"

Morofinwe quietly asks, "Why did they just stop and stand around?"

Speaking suspciously to Aeith, Leafiara says, "It did. Very strange."

Aeith says, "Creepily abrupt."

Ushea says, "Theres one north."

Speaking to Morofinwe, Dergoatean says, "Boss man flipped a switch, I think."

Hapenlok: "I'm in front of the temple."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I scared them away. They saw my corpse and decided it was too horrible even for them."

Elphieya: "Which is "it", Hap? One of the reapers?"

Hapenlok: "Yeah."

Dergoatean says, "The one north of here is a sorcerer's pet."

Ushea says, "Never mind, it was an animated one."

Leafiara says, "Hap has a reaper for study in front of the temple."

Roelon deeply says, "Few reapers runnin' around."

Hapenlok: "Bring rope!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk exclaims, "That the nerve of that guard! Didn't jump in to help at all!"

Dergoatean says, "To the temple, then. And DON'T KILL HIS SPECIMEN."

Ushea says, "Naw, I saw him take a few swings."

[Wehnimer's, Erebor Square]

The dome of a large temple rises above this peaceful square, silhouetted against the starlit sky. The circular building is surrounded by marble porticos and teak columns, and a promenade leads to two pillars, through which the inner sanctum can be glimpsed. Priests and worshippers wander here and there, engaged in various rituals of devotion or study. A locked almsbox is securely bolted to an iron pole alongside the pillars. You also see a massive snowy battle-scarred lynx, the Elphieya disk, the fiery red Hapenlok disk, a small clawed beady-eyed grey reaper that is lying down, a cudgel, some light leather, a wooden shield, a wrought iron gate and a glowing white stone.

Also here: Archeth, Rasson, Drektor, Lyrna, Lord Morofinwe, Bernadette, Dergoatean, Aeith, High Lord Asben, Elphieya, Berost, Commander Roblar, Lord Thrassus, Hapenlok

There is the sound of a bone cracking, and the reaper's neck seems to almost dislocate, bones snapping which allows it to begin to chew on itself!

Elphieya quietly says, "I brought the rope."

Leafiara curiously says, "Huh."

Berost deeply says, "Vile magicked vermin."

(Hapenlok moves to muzzle the reaper with the rope.)

A small clawed beady-eyed grey reaper suddenly lets out a loud chitter as it glares about.

A small clawed beady-eyed grey reaper cocks its head, chittering fiercely!

A small clawed beady-eyed grey reaper's mouth foams with thick saliva!

Thrassus asks, "A self-killing instinct?"

Dergoatean says, "Looks like a fairly typical beady-eyed grey reaper to me."

Hapenlok says, "No you don't."

The reaper viciously and rapidly chews on itself, blood splattering everywhere until it goes still.

Hapenlok says, "NO ...YOU DON'T."

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh..."

A small clawed beady-eyed grey reaper decays into a pile of hair and bone.

Elphieya quietly says, "It killed itself."

Leafiara curiously says, "Well, it was a good attempt."

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "We git to names her?"

Aeith says, "Wow, it chewed itself to death."

Speaking quietly to Hapenlok, Elphieya says, "I'll take my rope back now I guess."

Roelon deeply asks, "Well....perhaps next one we should remove its teeth?"

Hapenlok says, "I'm more amazed that I punched its limbs off."

Thrassus exclaims, "They just get more and more fascinating!"

Archeth says, "What a way to go."

Hapenlok says, "So ...that happened."

Lyrna says, "That was really disturbing."

Morofinwe quietly says, "That was not natural."

Arav asks, "What... oh dear?"

Thrassus says, "It's almost like one mind is controlling all of them at once."

Elphieya: "Rope didn't work."

Speaking curiously to Lyrna, Leafiara asks, "Never seen animals chew their limbs off to escape a trap?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "So basically, I was following that thing all through out town."

Lyrna says, "It ate itself."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Managed to punch a limb...then another."

Roelon deeply says, "Perhaps death was less painful then disobeyin' its master."

Hapenlok says, "And then, next thing I knew, all four were gone."

Lyrna says, "It exploded into bloody goo."

Elphieya whispers something to Hapenlok.

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me had to chew me arm off once to escape a one night stand in da morning."

Speaking to Lyrna, Leafiara says, "Well, it bit itself until it died, but--"

Morofinwe quietly says, "Maybe use a net next time."

Arav says, "Unstable, then."

Speaking to Lyrna, Leafiara says, "I mean, sure, close enough."

Hapenlok says, "Yeah, I was a bit too amazed with my feat, I forgot to muzzle it."

Lyrna says, "That is NOT equivalent to chewing off a limb to escape a trap."

Hapenlok says, "Next time, someone else do the tying."

Arav says, "Perhaps they cannot live long on their own."

Lyrna says, "That is to live."

Lylia murmurs, "They are not particularly capable on their own, but..."

Lyrna says, "This was to die."

(Leafiara looks thoughtfully at the ground where it decayed.)

Thrassus says, "This is the work of an utter master of the craft."

Chandrellia softly says, "If we can trap one again, maybe we can bind it so it can't harm itself."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "See something?"

Speaking to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "Guess someone doesn't really want us playing with their toys."

Speaking quietly to Chandrellia, Elphieya says, "Good idea."

Morofinwe quietly asks, "Can one of them be calmed?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Lylia says, "What a pity."

Asben says, "Maybe web it."

Rasson says, "More like a prisoner of war offing himself to not give up information."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "That was the thought, but--remember, they're immune to magic."

Leafiara muses, "Or, at least, *our* magic..."

Morofinwe quietly asks, "What about Voln symbols?"

Elphieya quietly says, "Rope SEEMED like a good idea."

Chandrellia softly says, "Some magic, they are immune top bolt magic that we know."

Elphieya quietly says, "Maybe chains."

Arav says, "Oh, I can fix my nerves.."

Lylia says, "They absorb sorcerous magic, or at least all that I threw at it."

Thrassus says, "I doubt calming one would do much... it seems an outside force is guiding their actions."

Speaking to Elphieya, Leafiara says, "It was a good idea. We just didn't know to move quickly enough, not knowing it would do... that."

Bernadette softly says, "Mebee a sorc kin aminate one."

Pukk says, "If Madmountan was around we could have just had him sit on it."

Arav says, "I don't think they are.. stable creations. Either they are not of this plane naturally, or they are built but don't last."

Aeith says, "I also doubt those creatures would ever be calm, they seem like the opposite of whatever calm is."

Speaking to Bernadette, Lylia says, "I could try, but...I had no luck with some of its larger compatriots."

Speaking to Arav, Hapenlok says, "Well, they're murder machines."

Arav asks, "Perhaps they need to consume sorcerous energy to sustain themselves?"

Speaking shakily to Leafiara, Elphieya says, "I wasn't expecting that at all."

Arav says, "Or blood."

Speaking to Bernadette, Dergoatean says, "That can help for studying its anatomy but it's limited for studying its behaviors."

Speaking to Arav, Hapenlok says, "That's their purpose."

Arav says, "Which is not that different, really."

Bernadette softly says, "Ahh."

Evia says, "Thanks all and good night, don't have a nightmare."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "It makes sense. Small creatures use little energy, consume little food... a perfect weapon, of sorts."

Thrassus says, "They are the worker ants of this attacking force."

Bernadette softly says, "An ye."

Morofinwe quietly asks, "Were these things found throughout town?"

Dergoatean says, "One of them stole my leg while I wasn't watching."

Speaking softly to Elphieya, Chandrellia says, "You did great tonight, well done."

Dergoatean says, "Roblar's, too, I think."

Lyrna says, "It was a swarm of them that killed me."

Rasson says, "Having a companion, not sure how little food they eat."

Lyrna says, "I think."

Speaking quietly to Chandrellia, Elphieya says, "You too, hun."

Speaking to Leafiara, Lylia says, "Many small 'reapers' would be more practical than a single swaggering titan, for some tasks."

Morofinwe quietly asks, "So, scouts in some fashion?"

Speaking to Dergoatean, Ushea says, "Mine too."

Hapenlok says, "Well, anyway..."

Speaking curiously to Lyrna, Leafiara asks, "Wait, killed you? Not just took a limb?"

Aeith says, "I think less like scouts and more like collectors, they keep stealing limbs and running off with them."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "They finally got my leg."

Asben says, "They have two of my legs now."

Thrassus says, "Resource collectors, yes."

Lylia says, "Scavengers, but instead of eating their finds, they make off with them."

Morofinwe quietly says, "Perhaps they are adding the limbs to other creatures or constructs."

Elphieya quietly says, "There were several limbs taken tonight. I had to replace several legs on different people."

Lyrna says, "I didn't lose a limb."

Lyrna says, "Maybe it wasn't."

Morofinwe quietly asks, "A golem of sorts?"

Pukk says, "Happy punched the legs off of something, Roblar was knocked down several times and Lylia smiles...."

Leafiara says, "Like squirrels gathering acorns."

Pukk says, "The world is coming to an end."

Speaking softly to Asben, Chandrellia says, "Oh great, doppelgangers of Asben, I think I may be scared now."

Morofinwe quietly asks, "Mass hysteria?"

Pukk says, "Madness."

Bernadette softly says, "And of all of us."

Speaking to Pukk, Lylia says, "These things may be unrelated."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Asben says, "It's a scary thought."

Pukk yells, "Zelia?"

Leafiara slowly says, "And now we know to carry lots of sovyn clove, in addition to not casting Cone of Elements."

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "Can't be."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I never do. in a fight like that."

Lylia says, "I shall not tell."

Speaking softly to Asben, Chandrellia says, "Yeah seeing as it's hard enough to keep you healed up, two of you, I would be pulling my hair out."

Speaking to Leafiara, Dergoatean says, "Yes, we ALL learned..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Thrassus says, "That's actually not a bad idea."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Elphieya says, "Yes, clove is good and specify when you are missing limbs so healers that are able to can restore them."

Dergoatean asks, "RIGHT??"

Speaking wryly to Dergoatean, Leafiara says, "I mean, those who were here tonight learned, at least."

Hapenlok says, "Nobody was there to see it. I punched something's limbs off."

Lylia says, "For those who do not yet know it, you can buy an entire garland of sovyn cloves at the local herbalist's shop. Ask about the back room. It may be wise to carry them if you do not already."

Lyrna says, "One hopes."

Aeith says, "I can try and forage up more cloves to restock the herb bins for next time."

Hapenlok says, "It was so amazing, and none of you saw that."

Chandrellia offers Leafiara a garland of sovyn cloves.

Leafiara declines Chandrellia's offer.

Hapenlok says, "This old man punched something into paralysis."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah did see ye remove one of the limbs."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Ushea says, "No one saw, never happened."

Speaking amiably to Chandrellia, Leafiara suggests, "Keep it in the herb bin."

Roblar deeply asks, "Who needs?"

Rasson says, "Can also forage it around town, like in town square center."

Roelon deeply says, "Should ah witness be needed for the unbelivers."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Pukk says, "A painting or it didn't happen."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I bought it at the herbalist in case I needed it, I knew they took limbs so I was being prepared."

Speaking quietly to Chandrellia, Elphieya says, "Very smart."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "You're on top of things. Someone we can count on in triage."

Chandrellia softly says, "I'll go purchase a few more garlands."

Aeith says, "The healers did amazing this eve patching everybody up so fast."

Hapenlok says, "Well, I'm gonna go sleep this off."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "When I was scouting outside I seem to notice them coming from the south. Lower forest."

Speaking tiredly to Leafiara, Elphieya admits, "I am exhausted. Twice in one day is draining to be sure. I am sure you will have things to say on it later this week but for now I think I will go rest if you don't need me anymore."

Lylia says, "I should do the same."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Ushea says, "Happy punching dreams."

Speaking to Elphieya, Leafiara says, "I will, and thank you for everything today."

Leafiara exclaims, "And thank you to all. Well fought, well defended!"

Roelon deeply says, "They hae to have somewhere they keep all those malformed stiched-up creatures."

Chandrellia yells, "Embrace the chaos!"

Hapenlok slowly moves his hand in a slapping motion, and the stone hand holding Hapenlok moves in response...

CS: +520 - TD: +434 + CvA: +12 + d100: +69 - +40 == +127

Warding failed!

The stone hand lets Hapenlok go free for a moment, then quickly moves to slap him. 31 points of damage!

... 20 points of damage!

Whoosh! Several ribs driven into lungs.

He is stunned!

Suddenly, the stone hand erupts into a myriad of stone fragments that hit the ground and crumble into invisible dust.

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara asks, "That is a mystery, isn't it?"

Roelon deeply says, "Need to take the fight to them..."

Speaking affectionately to Leafiara, Elphieya says, "You know I will always be here for the Landing if I am able. Just reach out if you need."

Aeith says, "Be safe, be well, get good rest, especially for those who went through that twice already tonight."

Speaking curiously to Hapenlok, Leafiara asks, "Do I even want to know?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "No."

(Hapenlok glances over towards the Reach, as if sensing something.)