All That Remains - 5120-05-08 - Three-Way Tree-Way Rollout (log)

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Ivastaen 8-9, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • The Rooks move along Landing roofs and one quickly warns Mayor Leafiara that the creatures are coming. Yellow signal flares from the Rooks fire above the Lower Dragonsclaw and the roof near Moot Hall, then reddish-orange lights from an unknown source appear over the forest; Sir Cryheart and Lylia form groups at West Gate and North Gate respectively while other defenders man the ballista in the archery towers and newly-rebuilt siege towers.
  • The reddish-orange lights reveal themselves as thirty-eyed mammoth arachnids and begin to mob the gates--as still others climb over the walls and get inside town, joined by reapers as well. Town defenders battle back at the gates while the Rooks offer ranged support with arrows.
  • Three-pincered whiptails begin to emerge and converge, but defenders fend them off. Next on the way are bears with boar heads--but defenders fend them off too. Then come the troll-yeti hybrids--and defenders fend them off.
  • The Fist's forces begin to throw everything they have at both gates, overwhelming them. Landing defenders form small groups to try to reclaim the gates from the inside, to no avail, and the Rooks hurl tactical orbs at the enemies to slow their advance while dragging fallen adventurers back to the square.
  • Landing forces try again to retake the gates, but get overwhelmed inside both gates. Triage efforts mount at Voln and around the town square, and Hendoran knights charge into the fray of the battlefield to aid. Eventually the roars of the invading forces grow distant... and then all is quiet save for the stray combatants left in town.
  • Arianiss and Ariond attempt to capture a live whiptail, along with others who gather near, but it shakes off sleep and immobilization, regenerates severed limbs, and continually grows more powerful until it has to be killed. Dergoatean tries to collect a sample, but it decays at a more rapid speed than usual.


Log

They're Coming

[Town Square Central]

This is the heart of the main square of Wehnimer's Landing. The impromptu shops of the bazaar are clustered around this central gathering place, where townsfolk, travellers, and adventurers meet to talk, conspire or raise expeditions to the far-flung reaches of Elanith. At the north end, an old well, with moss-covered stones and a craggy roof, is shaded from the moonlight by a strong, robust tree. The oak is tall and straight, and it is apparent that the roots run deep. You also see the Toppo disk, a gold-flecked grey brushwood wolf, the Valtius disk, the Torrecho disk, the Arianiss disk, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, a smooth stone, some polished pink coral, a leopard cowrie shell, a poofy piebald flop-eared kitten, a pudgy frosting-covered dormouse, a disorderly aurora spirit that is flying around, the green Xecnephias disk, a large raven, a sinuous bone white serpent, the sparkling Monthas disk, a massive snowy battle-scarred lynx, a vexatious forest spirit that is flying around, the Chandrellia disk, a blue-eyed charcoal cat, a blackened claidhmore, the yellow Tolwyr disk, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a hummingbird feather, the Rendena disk, a hummingbird feather, a reinforced shield, some wingstem root, a pair of grey boots, a large acorn, a mushroom and potato cake, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Toppo, Ushea, Goldtree, Valtius, Torrecho, Arianiss, Jiarine, Nizivan, Woodsen, High Lord Asben, Sir Cryheart, Pukk who is sitting, Maags, Trazo, Kondus, Paymaster Xecnephias, Phalff who is lying down, Dlilac, Great Lord Monthas who is sitting, Sephtis, Tyrosthenes, Aeith, Itanic, Canog, Lexbubba, Tranquia who is sitting, Orlicks, Raincail who is sitting, Friston who is sitting, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Great Lord Villorn, Lady Alisette, Zosopage, Lady in Waiting Chandrellia who is sitting, Brianyel, Tolwyr, Small Game Huntress Rendena, Great Lord Vandesmire, Cassus, Targetina who is lying down

Some dark hooded figures run along some nearby rooftops of town.

Chandrellia softly says, "Attention."

Balley softly says, "Oh."

Leafiara curiously says, "Hm."

Balley softly says, "Figures."

Goldtree quietly asks, "Rooks?"

Chandrellia yells, "Look to the rooftops!"

Speaking to Pukk, Zosopage says, "Yep you are right. Her standards are set really low and you don't meet them."

Beornwulf deeply says, "Not more of this...."

Pukk exclaims, "Sugar!"

Maags says, "Problies."

Speaking to Goldtree, you affirm, "Seems likely."

Speaking to Pukk, Alisette says, "You wouldn't know one if it knocked yu in the head........wha? oh never mind."

Speaking to his niveous ice, Eugenides says, "Make friends."

Roelon deeply asks, "Is this the time we join Cryheart?"

Balley softly asks, "Maybe we head to Moot?"

Leafiara muses, "Wonder what they want tonight."

Pukk exclaims, "Sugar!"

Maags says, "What are they protecting."

Leafiara muses, "Best case scenario would be that they have intel on the Fist's army..."

Speaking to Maags, Eugenides says, "Me."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah location would be amazin'."

Speaking to Eugenides, Maags exclaims, "Well yous are not at yous regular place so do yous has a plot!"

Roelon deeply says, "Take the fight to 'em."

Speaking to Leafiara, Rasson says, "All your new towers around town are nice."

Roelon deeply asks, "Whats the worse case?"

Speaking quietly to Roelon, Goldtree says, "Firebombs."

Pukk exclaims, "I knew it!"

Roelon deeply asks, "Orbs ah heard about?"

Juspera asks, "What is going on?"

Balley softly says, "Any other signs of things or just the robed figures on the roof tops."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk says, "You know..."

Leifa says, "I heard some skittering on the rooftops...."

Leafiara says, "Nahh, they don't firebomb us anymore. Not since the new leadership took over."

Bernadette softly says, "Thas what I seen."

Speaking to Leifa, Juspera asks, "Rats?"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk exclaims, "This...means....war!"

Speaking softly to Alisette, Chandrellia says, "I got him for ya."

Juspera says, "I'm ready to hit some things with an axe."

A dark hooded figure slips in and quickly approaches you. They whisper to you, "They are coming." The figure slips off into the shadows. [OOC: no clue whether anyone else saw this since I only got one glance, but it also wasn't in monsterbold, so maybe Alisette was the only one who noticed]

Leifa exclaims, "So many folks!"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk says, "I don't like baths.."

Leafiara curiously says, "...odd warning, but--"

Juspera asks, "You are ready to hit some things with an axe?"

Roelon deeply says, "Ah am ready to hit stuff with an axe too."

Leafiara slowly says, "..something's coming."

Brewtonwolf says, "The dislike for baths is self-evident."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I'm going to say it."

Speaking encouragingly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "You should."

Maags exclaims, "I do not hear growlings!"

Pukk recites:

"Join Cryheart!"

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara affirms, "It's definitely time."

Speaking to Cryheart, Evia exclaims, "Close it quick!"

Chandrellia recites softly:

"I'll stay here in case it starts"

Maags exclaims, "Readies!"

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "It's not official..unless I announce it."

Gothtrin asks, "What's happening?"

Leafiara inquires, "Is everyone familiar with how to use the towers, in case we need them?"

Speaking to Gothtrin, Juspera says, "There are rats."

Speaking to Leafiara, Juspera asks, "Do they have ballistas in them?"

Evia says, "Step one, figure out how to get in it."

Juspera says, "Or is it ballistae."

Speaking softly to Juspera, Chandrellia says, "Yes in every room."

Pukk says, "Climb tower."

Speaking to Juspera, Leafiara says, "I prefer the burning oil, but... yes."

Juspera says, "I can fire a ballista."

Chandrellia recites softly:

"There are four rooms in the towers each room has several ballistas"

A bright yellow flare of light explodes in the air far away in the forest, high above the treetops of the Lower Dragonsclaw.

Juspera says, "One time I shot a ballista at a rolton and it went right through it and pinned the rolton to a tree."

Roelon deeply says, "Hmm...."

Leafiara recites:

"Towers are located at the furrier, in the Dragonsclaw, at Lake Eonak, outside north gate, and one more wherever Pukk moved it to."

Cryheart says, "To the gates."

Maags says, "Yellow is not good."

Roelon deeply says, "Look...over in the forest,...."

Speaking to Leafiara, Asben asks, "What?"

A dark hooded figure rises up into view upon a rooftop near Moot Hall. He fires an arrow up into the sky and it explodes into a bright yellow flare!

Leafiara says, "Yellow light, hmm..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Thraks Inn."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "North gate and bank Mayor."

Evia says, "Hmm."

Goldtree quietly asks, "Signal flares?"

Leafiara asks, "They're--throwing them off?"

Juspera says, "Well."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "North gate and Thraks Inn."

Juspera says, "They better attack soon because my spells are going to run out."

Speaking to Pukk, Maags exclaims, "Yous almost forgot to follow yous own orders!"

Speaking to Maags, Pukk says, "I did...I had to go check on that tower."

Leafiara slowly says, "I believe we should be headed to the gates, not here..." [we were at Moot Hall]

A huge roar echoes from the heart of the forest.

Maags says, "Ohhh."

Juspera says, "Uh oh."

Asben says, "Hmm."

Goldtree quietly says, "Well there we go."

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh...."

Cryheart says, "Gates."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah think they woke them up."

[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.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Goldtree, Maags, Lady Alisette, Zosopage, High Lord Asben, Roelon, Guarrin, Dame Evia, Juspera, Rasson, Razanetika, Grand Lord Mongonator, Bernadette, Aserak, Lyrna, Ushea, Sincerae, Nicolas, Pukk, Ensayn, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Sir Cryheart

Speaking to Maags, Pukk says, "Took me forever to move that tower."

Leafiara recites:

"Anyone not able to handle the front lines can locate a siege tower and man it!"

Speaking to Pukk, Maags asks, "Good job. Needs a cupcake?"

Leafiara recites:

"Remember our tactics--no Cone of Elements in battle!"

Leifa asks, "Cone of....what?"

Evia asks, "Moved what where now?"

Juspera asks, "What do you think will attack?"

Speaking to Maags, Pukk exclaims, "I got two...I might need more....wait..what am I saying...yes I would like more!"

Leafara recites:

"Watch for the titans with feras, and silence the orcs with their voids!"

Cryheart says, "They hae differed from what I hae heard."

A young human child arrives, following Shaddyan.

Goldtree quietly exclaims, "Get that kid outta here!"

Aserak says, "It could be anything."

Leafiara recites:

"Also, for those who didn't fight last night, they now have worms too. Watch for attacks from underground."

Pukk says, "Good tasting."

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh....worms? bloody 'ell."

Juspera says, "I hope they send the easy things first."

Bernadette softly asks, "Woims like rooters?"

Evia asks, "Woim?"

Leafiara recites:

"We also spotted a single foe last night that I can only describe as a 'horror.' Not much is known about them yet."

Bernadette softly says, "Aye like rooters."

A reddish-orange light appears in the veil of night that drapes over the forest like a cloak of shadow.

Evia says, "Odd."

Roelon deeply asks, "Did they find their camp?"

Goldtree quietly says, "Stay alert..."

Pukk says, "That doesn't seem creepy at all."

Cryheart: "Guard the gates."

Roelon deeply asks, "And set it aflame?"

A second reddish-orange light appears.

Cryheart: "Get to the towers."

Rafy: "Manning east tower!"

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Ish it shafe yet to come outsh?"

Lyrna says, "I'm going to go to a tower."

Speaking warmly to Lyrna, Leafiara says, "Be safe."

Balley softly asks, "What is that light?"

Speaking to Aleyi, Pukk says, "Nice going."

Cryheart asks, "Messages?"

Alisette says, "Not sure."

Chandrellia: "Man the towers if you feel you cant be at the front lines, there are four rooms in each tower and two ballisats in each room."

Speaking in Giantman, Guarrin asks something you don't understand.

The voice of Asben says, "It's bad."

Leafiara admits, "Can't quite tell if those are ours or the Fist's..."

Roelon deeply says, "Perhaps."

Cryheart says, "Signal lights perhaps."

Maags exclaims, "Not veries good stealth!"

Lylia: "I am at the North Gate. Others are welcome to join me."

One by one, two by two, ten by ten, thirty by thirty, reddish-orange lights begin to glow within the cover of night like a pattern of glowing red stars on a vast dark sky.

The voice of Asben says, "There are only three people at the north gate."

Juspera says, "Um."

Aleyi softly says, "Good luck everybody."

The voice of Asben asks, "Torches?"

Goldtree quietly says, "Uh....lots of signal fires..."

Pukk yells, "Rooks! Protect the city!"

Cryheart asks, "What the?"

Leafiara says, "...are those really..."

Asben: "Is there anyone at the north gate?"

A tree in the forest begins to bend.

Evia says, "Hmm."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "I think that might be exactly what's about to happen."

Lylia: "Yes."

Goldtree quietly says, "Here we go."

Alisette says, "Tree."

Cryheart says, "Uh oh."

Cryheart says, "Something big comes."

Ensayn says, "Please don't let some giant chicken peck my noggin off."

Pukk: "This is to all the Rooks, protect the town as best as you can!"

Cryheart: "How many at the north gate?"

Lylia: "Half a dozen of us."

Asben: "Well let us know if you need more people. We have a lot here at the west gate."

Cryheart: "Thanks."

Leafiara: "If anyone can split off to north gate, that would be excellent."

Lylia: "I am already there."

Lylia: "And would welcome more."

Mongonator says, "Oh Yakushi's here, I'm not needed."

Asben: "I'll head to the north gate."

Cryheart asks, "Anyone here go to the North gate to help?"

Leafiara: "Yes indeed!"

Evia says, "Thank you Maags."

Alisette says, "Join Cryheart."

Pukk: "Careful with the anti-magic ones."

Maags exclaims, "Easier to keeps alive than gets alive!"

Leafiara says, "About twice as many here as at north gate."

Slowly, eerily ascending up the bulk of a tree and coming to perch atop its branches, a mammoth stitch-covered arachnid appears, patches of mismashed flesh and dangling flaps hanging from its bulbous body. Thirty reddish-orange eyes glow as it stares towards town.

Leafiara says, "Good to see some splitting--"

Roelon deeply says, "Lylia is there with ah few others."

Juspera says, "Uh."

Alisette says, "Ooh."

Leafiara muses, "Oh, there's a new one."

Maags asks, "Spiders?"

Alisette says, "That is big."

Goldtree quietly says, "Abomination..."

Juspera says, "That's gross."

Roelon deeply exclaims, "Bloody spider!"

Pukk yells, "Yes! Spiders!"

Cryheart says, "That is one big spider."

Maags says, "I do not reallies care for spiders."

Roelon deeply says, "Or....what is that..."

Pukk yells, "It's okay! The spiders are here to play with us!"

Maags says, "They has too too manies hands."

Speaking wryly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Uh-huh."

Maags says, "Or legs."

Another tree begins to bend.

Cryheart: "We hae some big spiders coming."

Roelon deeply says, "That flesh...."

Speaking quietly to Leifa, Xecnephias says, "I am totally going to let you lie down your life to protect me."

Leafiara speculates, "They're getting new forces since the last one were too hard to control last night..."

Another tree begins to bend.

Goldtree quietly says, "Someone turn the towers into a giant boot..."

Another tree begins to bend.

Speaking to his spidersilk backpack, Pukk says, "Well fine."

Another tree begins to bend.

Leifa says, "Highly mobile with that flurry of legs."

Nazarr asks, "Why did it have to be spiders?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "My little spider says we are going to die."

Leafiara: "How are the numbers at north gate now? Nearly two dozen of us at west gate..."

Lylia: "A baker's dozen now."

Evia: "Err half dozenish."

Mongonator says, "We need to plant better trees."

Chandrellia: "We may need help with healing at TSC we only have 4 healers here at the moment."

Soon, dozens and dozens of treetops of the forest are buried beneath the weight of mammoth patchwork arachnids with thirty reddish-orange eyes glowing like crimson fireflies.

Evia: "What Lylia said."

Cryheart says, "Big oak trees."

Maylan: "Best send some to Voln as well."

Juspera says, "Eeewww."

Alisette: "I am coming Chandrellia."

Maylan: "And clerics."

Pukk exclaims, "That spider looks too cute!"

Cryheart says, "I need a bigger greataxe I think."

The voice of Ushea says, "Its ok, they cant run much if you cut their legs off."

Leafiara says, "If even a few could move to north gate, that might be for the best. We have about twice their numbers."

Balley softly says, "Thanks."

Nazarr asks, "I wonder if I can sweep them?"


Arachnid Assault

The sea of giant spiders lurch forward and....erupt into action, skittering along the treetops towards town!

Cryheart: "We need some more folks to defend the North gate."

Roelon deeply says, "Brace yirselves.."

Pukk exclaims, "Huggies!"

A mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid just skittered in.

Maylan: "Lylia is leading a group here."

Leafiara recites:

"Strike hard and true!"

[very extended combat]

Arianiss: "Me and 11 roltons will defend the fork in the road."

[extended combat]

Arianiss: "Well, the spiders are slaughtering the roltons..."

[extremely extended combat]

Pukk asks, "Can you use fire?"

[combat]

Cryheart says, "Whew."

Juspera says, "Webbed."

Goldtree quietly says, "Stupid webs."

Ushea says, "Ugh. webs."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "Can you use fire on them?"

Juspera asks, "Any untrammel?"

Juspera says, "Whew."

Speaking curiously to Pukk, Leafiara asks, "I have been. Why?"

Xecnephias quietly asks, "We lose anyone?"

A mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid just skittered in.

[combat]

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Oh...didn't see."

[combat]

Roelon: "Spiders breeched the walls."

[combat]

Balley: "They are in town as well becareful out there."

[combat]

Kondus: "Clerics to the well if possible it's just me."

Cryheart says, "Sorry..saw Ysharra was webbed."

Leafiara exclaims, "No worries!"

Roelon: "Reapers swarmin' in town."

Balley softly says, "They are in town too."

Cryheart says, "Reapers."

Leafiara says, "Makes sense... spiders can get right over the walls."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Xecnephias asks, "Perhaps now would be a good time to offer them a truce?"

A poofy piebald flop-eared kitten suddenly streaks into the room, pitching headfirst into the ground.

Mongonator says, "Poor kitten."

Speaking defiantly to Xecnephias, Leafiara says, "As if we'd ever."

Zosopage says, "One spider to the south."

Leafiara says, "Checking inside."

[travel, combat, eventual return to west gate]

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

To the west, the landscape is gradually changing from a thick dark forest to an open, green grassy plain. You also see a green-hued sandfly swarm, the Ensayn disk, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid that is lying down, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid that appears dead, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid that appears dead, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a poofy piebald flop-eared kitten, a pudgy frosting-covered dormouse, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, the Zosopage disk, the green Xecnephias disk, the Razanetika disk, the Leifa disk, the Balley disk, the green Aleyi disk, a disorderly aurora spirit that is flying around, a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf, a large raven, a spotted great horned owl that is flying around, a black-toed saddleback foxhound, a withered patch of grass and a weathered canvas tent.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Ensayn, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Leifa, Chaoswynd, Paymaster Xecnephias, High Lord Destrian, Lady Aleyi, Ushea, Grand Lord Mongonator, Razanetika, Rasson, Goldtree, Maags, Zosopage, Sir Cryheart

[extended combat]

Leafiara says, "They've managed to get inside town."

[very extended combat]

Cryheart says, "Ooof."

Cryheart says, "Ye popped a muscle."

Goldtree quietly says, "Saw that....dernit."

Xecnephias quietly says, "I wish I had muscles."

Goldtree quietly says, "Cuz I'm flexing so hard on these arachnids."

Dark hooded figures dance and leap across rooftops of town, firing arrows down at giant arachnids and skittering reapers.

Leafiara yells, "That's the way!"

Cryheart yells, "Get em, Rooks!"

Speaking to Xecnephias, Maags exclaims, "Yous said it not me!"

[combat]

Guarrin: "How's the west gate?"

[combat]

Leafiara: "Holding up well!"

[extended combat]

Alisette: "We need draggers for the bodies to the well if anyone can help."

Speaking quietly to Maags, Xecnephias says, "Ya, but I didnt tickle anyones."

Leafiara: "Has the square been compromised, then?" [answer is no as far as I can tell, but our triage team had decided to split up raising to the well while other things were handled at the north end of the well or in the square]

Balley softly says, "I am watching everyone's health that is in the group."

Maags says, "Sorries."

Speaking to Acrew, Pukk says, "No laying down."

Balley softly says, "If I miss you let me know."

Mongonator says, "Even sleepy is helpin."

Speaking to Mongonator, Pukk says, "Scary, I know."

Lyrna: "North gate looks fine so far."

Cryheart yells, "Get em good, Rooks!"

Goldtree quietly says, "Bye kitten."

[extended combat]


Whiplash

What appears to be a giant three-bladed sword comes into view near a thicket of trees within the forest.

Maags says, "He is used to it."

Maags says, "Is not as bad as Scatter."

Aleyi softly asks, "Any spare elemental mana?"

Leafiara remarks, "Odd..."

Arianiss: "They killed the kitten! That's it.. time for them all to die.."

Speaking to Maags, Leafiara agrees, "Definitely not."

Leafiara determinedly says, "Ohh, this should be good."

Maags says, "Yous can tell he is angries when he bites the Knight."

Rasson says, "Sorry I only have spirit mana."

Maags says, "Until then."

Maags says, "He is fine."

Cryheart pets a poofy piebald flop-eared kitten.

Cryheart winces slightly as the flop-eared kitten chews a bit on his arm.

A strong breeze continues to swirl through the area.

A poofy piebald flop-eared kitten is suddenly picked up by the wind and blown north!

Cryheart says, "Hello Crumbs."

Goldtree quietly says, "Uh oh."

The blades begin to bend and their tips come into view, now revealing themselves to be the ends of oily pincers. A large three-pincered whiptail skitters into view.

Cryheart says, "Like that."

Goldtree quietly says, "Cripes."

Cryheart says, "What the."

The town guard says, "Just once I would like to see a proper brewmeister come to town. I get tired of the local offerings. Don't get me wrong now, Helga's brews are the best. But when you've been around as long as I have, you get to wantin' a little variety now and then."

Leafiara derisively says, "More strange creatures."

Speaking to a town guard, Zosopage says, "Shut up and fight."

A giant oily three-pincered whiptail jumps in.

[combat]

Speaking offhandedly to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "He has been."

[extremely extended combat]

Ushea says, "Ugh, webs."

Goldtree quietly exclaims, "Webs!"

Maags says, "Ungots them."

Maags says, "Er unwebbed."

[very extended combat]

Leifa says, "Webbed."

[combat]

Aleyi softly says, "Eeeeeeeeeew web."

[very extended combat]

Dergoatean: "Reapers and goblins in the vicinity of town square."

[extended combat]

Leafiara defiantly exclaims, "Not on our watch ya don't!"

[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 Cryheart! 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 Cryheart's left leg!

[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 Zosopage! 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 Zosopage's left leg!

[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 Leafiara! 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 Leafiara's left leg!

[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 Goldtree! 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 Goldtree's left leg!

[combat]

Leafiara mutters, "They got another of my legs."

Cryheart says, "I am missing a leg."

Goldtree quietly exclaims, "Me too!"

Leafiara mumbles, "Must be the fifth one by now."

Leafiara recites:

"Sovyn cloves at the ready! The reapers are in force!"

Dergoatean: "13 defending north gate."

Dergoatean: "17 defending west gate."

Guarrin: "West gate alright?"

Goldtree quietly says, "Come on popped muscles, fix already..."

The town guard sighs, "I really could use a drink. I don't see why the captain doesn't allow it on a post like this. It's not as if anything ever happens!"

Cryheart: "Aye."

Leafiara: "Holding up well!"

Maylan: "North gate holds."

[combat]

Speaking quietly to a town guard, Goldtree asks, "NOTHING???"

[combat]

Balley softly says, "I am trying to grab everyone I see."

Dergoatean: "Goblins and reapers all along North and west ring roads."

Maags says, "Hm."

Mongonator says, "You got another, quit complainin."

Balley softly says, "I can not hit things but I can heal."

Cryheart says, "Goblns."

Speaking to Balley, Ushea says, "Keeps us fighting, I would have had to go in otherwise."

Althaz: "Ill clear roads."

Balley softly says, "Yep."

Nearby, a three-pincered whiptail has cornered a town militiaman and pins him to the ground, savagely driving its three razor-sharp pincers into the man's chest over and over again, the sick, wet suction sound almost echoing as his chest is shredded and sunken under the assault.

Maags says, "That mights help a little."

Dergoatean says, "Ouch."

Speaking to a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf, Rasson says, "Do not eat the kitten."

Cryheart says, "Amen."

Leafiara slowly says, "...well, line of duty..."

Jiarine: "He was squishy. Might I suggest better armor?"

Balley softly says, "That is not good."

[very extended combat]


Bear With It

A loud snorting sound can be heard nearby.

Rasson says, "Worms incoming."

Goldtree quietly asks, "Snorting? Boar?"

A loud snorting sound can be heard nearby.

Leafiara says, "No, the worms didn't sound like this. A boar or similar sounds more likely..."

Balley softly says, "Oh no."

Destrian says, "Any empaths? Popped my muscles on that last bout.."

Maags says, "Sounds like piglets."

Balley softly says, "Yep."

Cryheart says, "Bacon."

Goldtree quietly exclaims, "Spears at the ready!"

Rasson says, "Was talking the tremors." [was a Tremors spell]

Balley softly says, "I am here."

Maags asks, "Safe and clear in town?"

Maags asks, "Er that was a question?"

Speaking quietly to Maags, Xecnephias says, "Protect the pub at all cost."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Goldtree says, "Good field triage though - thank you."

Balley softly says, "Welcome."

Speaking to Xecnephias, Maags says, "And the candies shop."

Tearing out of the woods comes a huge mangy red abomination! The creature stands tall on its hind legs, stretching its huge body of a bear, while letting loose a loud snort from its large boar head.

Speaking to Maags, Rudar says, "Buncha crawlies got through before I got here, but they were gettin' handled."

Zosopage says, "Thats twice for Pukk."

Leafiara says, "Bearboars..."

Goldtree quietly says, "Cripes..."

Balley softly says, "Wow."

Balley softly says, "That thing is ugly."

Goldtree quietly says, "That...is upsetting."

Roelon deeply asks, "How bad 'as it been?"

The voice of Ushea says, "Take my head in one bite."

Leifa says, "Kinda cute if you look at it just right...."

Speaking amiably to Roelon, Leafiara says, "So far we've held them off quite well."

A boar-headed mangy red bear lumbers noisily into the area drooling hungrily!

[very extended combat]

Leafiara roars, "Down ya bloody beasts!"

[extremely extended combat]

Cryheart: "How is the town?"

Arianiss: "Under control."

Cryheart: "Good."

Ushea says, "They disease."

Cryheart: "North gate?"

[combat]

Roelon: "Just some loose reapers and goblins. Nae anymore spiders."

[extremely extended combat]

Ushea says, "Watch your health, they disease ya."


And Yeti Here They Are

A series of bellowing roars echo from the woods!

Guarrin: "North gate holds. West alright?"

Cryheart: "Aye."

Leafiara observes, "I'm not yet seeing any of the giants or abominations that they were having trouble getting to obey last night..."

The town guard says, "Just when I think I've seen it all, someone like Cryheart walks by and well...." The town guard nods to Cryheart.

Leafiara slowly says, "But maybe that's about to change."

Dergoatean: "I think maybe just one fell in the last wave."

Cryheart glances at a town guard.

Xecnephias quietly asks, "We without an empath?"

Leifa says, "Perhaps the wildlife was scared out of the bushes and they'll come behind."

Xecnephias quietly says, "Ranks are looking thin."

Speaking adamantly to Xecnephias, Leafiara exclaims, "More than enough we've got!"

A tree is ripped up from the ground and tossed aside in the forest as a huge lumbering creature stomps into view, its body a spliced together hybrid of troll and yeti. It growls and bares its yellow, sharp teeth.

Leafiara slowly says, "Hm."

Cryheart says, "Trolls and yetis."

The voice of Asben says, "Uh."

Destrian says, "Here we go."

Ushea says, "Uueeewwww."

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh....that face..."

The voice of Asben asks, "Troeti?"

Dergoatean exclaims, "Yolls incoming!"

Pukk: "It's a Yolli!"

The town guard says, "It's a well known fact that magic makes you stupid. No really! Just look at the people that hang out in the town square. Some mage comes along and casts a bunch of magic on everyone, and what's the first thing they do? Run off to try and kill some horrible creature they wouldn't normally touch with a ten foot Shanarian fishin pole!"

A stitched huge half-troll yeti stomps in, a fetid odor wafting before it.

[combat]

Speaking to a town guard, Mongonator says, "So true."

[extremely, extremely extended combat]

Cryheart says, "Ooof."

[extremely, extremely extended combat]

Dergoatean: "West gate diminished."

[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 Leifa! 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 Leifa's left 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 Maags! 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 Maags's left leg!

Leafiara: "But still holding." (she said, while it looks like...)

[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 stitched huge half-troll yeti, a wooden arrow, a gas cloud, a wooden arrow, a two-headed grey orc raider that appears dead, a two-headed grey orc raider, an insect-winged griffin that appears dead, a two-headed grey orc raider that appears dead, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail, a stitched four-armed giant, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a wooden arrow, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a pudgy frosting-covered dormouse, a disorderly aurora spirit that is flying around, a poofy piebald flop-eared kitten, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail, a boar-headed mangy red bear that appears dead, a black-toed saddleback foxhound, a wooden arrow, the palm frond-shaped Leafiara disk, the Zosopage disk, the Leifa disk, a town guard, a sleek brown mouse that is sitting, a ruffled raven, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: a stunned and webbed High Lord Asben who is lying down, Maags who is lying down, the body of Ulrack who is lying down, Leifa, a webbed Zosopage, Mayor Leafiara, Sir Cryheart

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 Cryheart! 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 Cryheart's left leg!

[extended combat]

Maags says, "Ow."

[combat]

Leafiara defiantly exclaims, "No quit in us!"

[combat]

Maags exclaims, "They are getting bigger!"

[combat]

Maags says, "Took my leg."

[combat]

Zosopage says, "We're getting smaller."

[combat]

Dergoatean says, "Well that's all for my mana."

[extended combat]

Tranquia says, "Leifa..."

[combat]

Tranquia asks, "Where did she go?"

Dergoatean: "5 at west gate."

[combat, brief withdrawal as Leafi gets webbed and dragged off and has to seek healing, then returning to find...]


Going South

[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 bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a stitched four-armed giant, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail, a boar-headed mangy red bear that is lying down, a stitched huge half-troll yeti that appears dead, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a mace, some double leather, a metal aventail, a wooden arrow, a metal aventail, some double leather, a mace, a mace, some double leather, a metal aventail, a wooden arrow, the Dergoatean disk, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, the Zosopage disk, a town guard, a sleek brown mouse, a ruffled raven, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, the body of Rudar who is lying down, Dergoatean, Zosopage

[combat]

Leafiara slowly says, "Well then."

[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 leopard-headed ogre, a boar-headed mangy red bear, a leopard-headed ogre, a two-headed grey orc raider, the palm frond-shaped Leafiara disk, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a stitched four-armed giant, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail, a boar-headed mangy red bear, a stitched huge half-troll yeti that appears dead, a wooden arrow, the Zosopage disk, a town guard, a sleek brown mouse, a ruffled raven, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Zosopage

[combat]

Dergoatean: "Bailing on west gate."

[combat]

The Symbol of Need begins to burn in your mind and an image appears before you of Leafiara...

[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 patchwork krolvin-troll abomination, a patchwork krolvin-troll abomination that is lying down, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail, a patchwork krolvin-troll abomination, a boar-headed mangy red bear, a leopard-headed ogre that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a boar-headed mangy red bear that is lying down, a leopard-headed ogre, a two-headed grey orc raider that is lying down, the palm frond-shaped Leafiara disk, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that is lying down, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that is lying down, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that is lying down, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that is lying down, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that is lying down, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a stitched four-armed giant that is lying down, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid that is lying down, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid that is lying down, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail that is lying down, a boar-headed mangy red bear, a wooden arrow, the Zosopage disk, a town guard, a sleek brown mouse, a ruffled raven, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass. Also here: a stunned Guarrin, Mayor Leafiara who is lying down, Zosopage

Obvious paths: north, south

Dergoatean: "About 30 bad guys there."

[combat, withdrawal to just inside the gate]

[Wehnimer's, West Ring Rd.]

Traffic is almost nonexistent at night on this portion of West Ring Road. Most of the people still out in the streets seem to be using the busier roads that lie to the north and south, leading to the square. A few warehouses and smaller shops line the way here. You also see the palm frond-shaped Leafiara disk, the Dergoatean disk, a scimitar, a dark ladder leaning against a large iron-plated tower and a reinforced large wooden gate.

Also here: Dergoatean

Leafiara slowly says, "Well."

>peer gate

You peer through a reinforced large wooden gate and see...

[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 wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a patchwork krolvin-troll abomination that appears dead, a patchwork krolvin-troll abomination that appears dead, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail, a patchwork krolvin-troll abomination that appears dead, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre that is sitting, a two-headed grey orc raider that is lying down, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that is lying down, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a stitched huge half-troll yeti that is sitting, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid that is lying down, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail that is lying down, a wooden arrow, a town guard, a sleek brown mouse, a ruffled raven that is webbed, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: the body of Lady Aleyi who is lying down

Dergoatean says, "Defend from inside, I'm afraid."

Leafiara says, "How to tackle that..."

>go 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 a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a stitched four-armed giant that appears dead, a patchwork krolvin-troll abomination that appears dead, a patchwork krolvin-troll abomination that appears dead, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail, a patchwork krolvin-troll abomination that appears dead, a leopard-headed ogre, a leopard-headed ogre, a two-headed grey orc raider, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears stunned, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail, a wooden arrow, a town guard, a sleek brown mouse, a ruffled raven that is webbed, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass. Also here: Mayor Leafiara, the body of Lady Aleyi who is lying down

[combat]

A host of mutilated creatures swarm the unguarded Western Gate!

The ghostly voice of Aleyi softly says, "Dang."

[combat]

The ghostly voice of Aleyi softly exclaims, "They are hard!"

Guarrin: "North gate just got hit badly."

[combat]

Jiarine: "Inside the gates."

[Voln - Udari] "why is the mayor laying down on the job!"

Dergoatean: "West gate did fall."

[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 Leafiara! 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 Leafiara's left leg!

[combat]

Guarrin: "Reform in square and push back."

[combat, Leafi finally dies; Goat drags her off]

[Wehnimer's, West Ring Rd.]

Traffic is almost nonexistent at night on this portion of West Ring Road. Most of the people still out in the streets seem to be using the busier roads that lie to the north and south, leading to the square. A few warehouses and smaller shops line the way here. You also see the green Xecnephias disk, a large raven, a mangy patchwork kobgoblin, the Dergoatean disk, a scimitar, a dark ladder leaning against a large iron-plated tower and a reinforced large wooden gate. Also here: the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down, Dergoatean, Paymaster Xecnephias

The ghostly voice of Leafiara says, "Well... I tried."

[self-raise, triage]

Arianiss exclaims, "Go out alone you say? Okay!"

[combat]

Maylan recites:

"Form on Dergoatean"

[combat]

Arianiss exclaims, "Seems fine to me!"

[combat]

Maylan recites:

"Form one group. Dergoatean leads"

Leafiara recites:

"Join Goat!"

[Wehnimer's, West Ring Rd.]

Traffic is almost nonexistent at night on this portion of West Ring Road. Most of the people still out in the streets seem to be using the busier roads that lie to the north and south, leading to the square. A few warehouses and smaller shops line the way here. You also see a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, the Arianiss disk, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail that appears dead, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail that appears dead, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail that appears dead, the Dergoatean disk, the green Xecnephias disk, a large raven, a scimitar, a dark ladder leaning against a large iron-plated tower and a reinforced large wooden gate.

Also here: Gypsy Scribe Balley, Arianiss, Land Pirate Maylan, Mayor Leafiara, Dergoatean, Paymaster Xecnephias

Leafiara slowly says, "Okay..."

Dergoatean exclaims, "Going back outside!"

[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 leopard-headed ogre, a six-eyed mammoth titan, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a spear, a spear, a morning star, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a town guard, a ruffled raven, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Land Pirate Maylan, Mayor Leafiara, Dergoatean

[combat]

Maylan says, "Ow."

Dergoatean says, "Hmph."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "Titan..."

[combat; Maylan dies, Goat gets dragged off]

Leafiara shakily says, "Gotta... bail..."


Battle From Behind

[withdrawal]]

From a nearby rooftop a glowing red glass orb arcs up into view and lands, disappearing into a crowd of spliced abominations. The orb explodes into a wave of crimson fire, causing the creatures to ignite in flames, scream and scramble, their patchwork bodies melting beneath the heat.

Speaking to Asben, Jiarine says, "Stop dying."

The ghostly voice of Bernadette softly says, "I tink I be dinner."

Ushea exclaims, "Good grief they are everywhere!"

[Town Square Central]

This is the heart of the main square of Wehnimer's Landing. The impromptu shops of the bazaar are clustered around this central gathering place, where townsfolk, travellers, and adventurers meet to talk, conspire or raise expeditions to the far-flung reaches of Elanith. At the north end, an old well, with moss-covered stones and a craggy roof, is shaded from the moonlight by a strong, robust tree. The oak is tall and straight, and it is apparent that the roots run deep. You also see the sparkling Monthas disk, the Toppo disk, the Dhairn disk, the green Xecnephias disk, a large raven, the crab-shaped Trallihn disk, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, an ancient cinereous vulture that is flying around, a snow white raven that is flying around, the Zosopage disk, a blunt-nosed turquoise hummingbird that is flying around, a large acorn, a blue-eyed charcoal cat that is sitting, a green leaf, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a wafer of candied seeds, some manna bread, a tiny furry mouse, a ripe sugar-dusted strawberry, a ripe sugar-dusted strawberry, some chocolate blackberry fudge, a cup of pale winter rose tea, a smooth stone, a snowflake-etched glass of chilled vodka and cranberry, a small handful of chilled winterberries, some wind-dried cod jerky, some wind-dried cod jerky, a rose-etched cup of Laethe's light peppermint tea, a small canteen of spring water, a handful of fine firestone dust, a generous bowl of chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream, a caramel-drizzled ice cream sundae, a large acorn, the Gothtrin disk, a dusty ebony greatcloak, some polished pink coral, a leopard cowrie shell, the Chandrellia disk, a blackened claidhmore, a hummingbird feather, a hummingbird feather, a reinforced shield, some wingstem root, a pair of grey boots, a large acorn, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Uskari, Lady Tharalyn, Ushea, Great Lord Monthas, Toppo, the body of Bernadette who is lying down, Arena Champion Dhairn, Paymaster Xecnephias, Trallihn, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Orlicks, Aserak, Jiarine, Ysharra, Sincerae, Lexbubba, Draught, Zosopage, High Lord Asben who is sitting, Livn who is sitting, Stonerage, Magister Raelee, the body of Sanilac who is lying down, Nicolas, Valtius who is sitting, Veredox, Itanic, Alvyara who is sitting, Grauph, Aluvios who is kneeling, Ingward, Kighleigh, Finwrick who is sitting, Lady Alisette, Bellasco, Gothtrin, Lady in Waiting Chandrellia, Great Lord Vandesmire, Cassus, Targetina

Xecnephias recites quietly:

"Who is leading a group"

Aserak says, "Rooks attacking...a good sign."

Speaking to Jiarine, Asben says, "Trying."

[combat as Leafi attempt to rescue Goat only to get webbed and dragged off and need to retreat]

[Town Square Central]

This is the heart of the main square of Wehnimer's Landing. The impromptu shops of the bazaar are clustered around this central gathering place, where townsfolk, travellers, and adventurers meet to talk, conspire or raise expeditions to the far-flung reaches of Elanith. At the north end, an old well, with moss-covered stones and a craggy roof, is shaded from the moonlight by a strong, robust tree. The oak is tall and straight, and it is apparent that the roots run deep. You also see the sparkling Monthas disk, the Arianiss disk, the Toppo disk, the green Xecnephias disk, a large raven, the crab-shaped Trallihn disk, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, an ancient cinereous vulture that is flying around, a snow white raven that is flying around, the Zosopage disk, a blunt-nosed turquoise hummingbird that is flying around, a large acorn, a blue-eyed charcoal cat that is sitting, a green leaf, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a wafer of candied seeds, a tiny furry mouse, a ripe sugar-dusted strawberry, a ripe sugar-dusted strawberry, some chocolate blackberry fudge, a cup of pale winter rose tea, a smooth stone, a snowflake-etched glass of chilled vodka and cranberry, a small handful of chilled winterberries, some wind-dried cod jerky, some wind-dried cod jerky, a rose-etched cup of Laethe's light peppermint tea, a small canteen of spring water, a handful of fine firestone dust, a generous bowl of chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream, a caramel-drizzled ice cream sundae, a large acorn, the Gothtrin disk, a dusty ebony greatcloak, some polished pink coral, a leopard cowrie shell, the Chandrellia disk, a blackened claidhmore, a hummingbird feather, a hummingbird feather, a reinforced shield, some wingstem root, a pair of grey boots, a large acorn, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara who is lying down, Great Lord Monthas, Kondus, Goldtree, the body of Jhenni who is lying down, Arianiss, Uskari, Ushea, Toppo, the body of Bernadette who is lying down, Paymaster Xecnephias, Trallihn, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Orlicks, Aserak, Jiarine, Ysharra, Sincerae, Lexbubba, Draught, Zosopage, High Lord Asben who is sitting, Livn who is sitting, Stonerage, Magister Raelee, the body of Sanilac who is lying down, Nicolas, Valtius who is sitting, Itanic, Alvyara who is sitting, Grauph, Aluvios who is kneeling, Ingward, Kighleigh, Finwrick who is sitting, Lady Alisette, Bellasco, Gothtrin, Lady in Waiting Chandrellia, Great Lord Vandesmire, Cassus, Targetina

Leafiara says, "The spiders were exactly the addition they needed--they're splitting us up."

Speaking to Leafiara, Ushea says, "I think you need to pull back and re group."

Speaking to Ushea, Leafiara says, "Oh, I agree."

Monthas says, "Couple of reapers out there."

[triage]

Leafiara: "Reforming a group in the square."

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just arrived.

Aleyi softly asks, "Any elemental mana?"

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just went east.

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just arrived.

Zosopage says, "Thank you."

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just went east.

Pukk: "They are also right outside the path to Voln as well...be careful."

Dergoatean: "I'll be there when I finally break out of these webs."

Ysharra says, "I found something."

Zosopage says, "Ok back to the fray."

Speaking to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "We need a larger group for this."

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just arrived.

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just went west.

Leafiara says, "Much as I hate to say it."

Leafiara recites:

"Join up and we'll reform a large group to take the west gate!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Alvyara says, "Pardon me but I don't think I'll be joining you."

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just arrived.

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just went west.

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just arrived dragging Razanetika.

Xecnephias whispers to the group, "We need a bigger group."

Leafiara exclaims, "Understandable!"

The webs dissolve from around Razanetika.

Leafiara turns toward the dark hooded figure and renders a sharp salute with her white ora slasher.

Monthas says, "The reapers are immune to magic."

Monthas asks, "What do I do?"

The ghostly voice of Razanetika softly says, "That was awesome."

Speaking appreciatively to a grey-beaked dark hooded figure, Leafiara exclaims, "Thanks!"

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just went northwest.

Leafiara: "Do any of our triage spots need further aid?"

Leafiara: "The Rooks are helping get our fallen to the square."

Aeith: "Things are very nasty inside the north gate."

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just arrived dragging Uskari.

Speaking to Trallihn, Alvyara exclaims, "Thank you!"

Fenwyk: "5 bodies at Voln, workin at em."

Leafiara recites:

"We need to form a large group! Join if you want to retake west gate!"

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just went northwest.

Speaking to Xecnephias, Alvyara says, "Thank you too."

The voice of Asben says, "I'm with ya Leafi."

The voice of Asben says, "So I can die instantly."

Speaking to Leafiara, Dergoatean says, "Locked and loaded."

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just arrived dragging Veredox.

A grey-beaked dark hooded figure just went east.

Leafiara recites:

"Charging on west gate in 15 seconds!"

Roelon deeply exclaims, "For Wehnimer's!"

Balley softly says, "Ready boss."

Leafiara roars, "Kill 'em good!"

Leafiara recites:

"5..."

[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 three-fingered arm, a putrid arm, a pair of ghostly arms bearing black manacles , a burnt arm, a mangled arm, a pair of phantasmal arms with black-nailed hands, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail that appears dead, a boar-headed mangy red bear that appears dead, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a wooden arrow, a feras flamberge, a wooden arrow, a town guard, a ruffled raven, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Xorus, Imperatrix Lylia

Obvious paths: north, south

Arshwikk, Dergoatean, Roelon, Xecnephias, Balley and Jiarine followed.

[combat]

Dergoatean: "West gate once again defended."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "Hmm..."

[combat; at some point I accidentally type "s" instead of "ms" (mstrike)]

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

To the west, the landscape is gradually changing from a thick dark forest to an open, green grassy plain. You also see a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a withered patch of grass and a weathered canvas tent.

Dergoatean, Aleyi, Roelon, Xecnephias, Balley and Jiarine followed.

[combat]

Zosopage: "Inside the gate is overrun though."

[combat]

Aleyi softly says, "Ugh magic immunes."

[combat]

Dergoatean: "And north gate looks undefended."

[combat]

Leafiara: "Clearing the general area around west gate."

[combat]

Lyrna: "Just by our awesome ballista work."

[combat]

Leafiara: "Multiple groups splitting up..."

[combat]

Balley softly says, "I can not hit them going to check people at west gate."

[combat]

Lyrna: "North gate getting swarmed by reapers."

[travel, combat]

Arianiss: "Punch them!"

[combat]

Lyrna: "And are in the ballista tower."

[combat]

Dergoatean: "Leafi party cleaning out outside north gate a bit now."

[combat]

Leafiara: "West gate, but yes!"

[extended combat]

The Symbol of Need begins to burn in your mind and an image appears before you of Evia...

[Wehnimer's, Land's End Rd.]

Vigilant night guardsmen scrutinize the citizens and travelers arriving and departing through the wide gates spanning the land route into Wehnimer's Landing. The cluttered streets of the city to the south are a far cry from the deceptively calm expanse of the wilds of Elanith outside. Two daunting towers survey the countryside and protect the town, flanking the road to the east and west. You also see a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a boar-headed mangy red bear that appears sympathetic, a vibrant russet brown iguana, a boar-headed mangy red bear, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a boar-headed mangy red bear that appears sympathetic, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a stitched huge half-troll yeti that appears sympathetic, a boar-headed mangy red bear that appears sympathetic, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a mithril-bound silver wooden tower, a sturdy wooden table, the town gates and a large wooden barrel.

Also here: Sacru, the body of a webbed Draught who is lying down, the body of a webbed Eugenides who is lying down, the body of Gypsy Scribe Balley who is lying down, the body of Sammoon who is lying down, the body of Zosopage who is lying down, the body of Dame Evia who is lying down

Leafiara mumbles, "Eesh, they hit hard."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "Land's End is mobbed..."

[combat]

Leafiara: "Looks like we need to retake Land's End. Will head that way when west gate is clear." (she said, with our incredible defense force of...)

[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 giant oily three-pincered whiptail, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid that appears rather calm, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail that appears rather calm, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a boar-headed mangy red bear that appears rather calm, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail that appears dead, a boar-headed mangy red bear that appears rather calm, the Dergoatean disk, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a boar-headed mangy red bear that appears dead, a claidhmore, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, the Arshwikk disk, an enormous leucistic jaguar, a feras flamberge, a wooden arrow, a town guard, a ruffled raven, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Dergoatean, Arshwikk, Mayor Leafiara

[combat]

Roelon: "Just inside north gate...it is ah mess."

[combat]

Leafiara: "Is Sir Cryheart alive yet and regrouping?"

[combat]

Aeith: "Lands End Rd looks nasty, bears and spiders all over."

[combat]

Lyrna: "Getting attacked in the ballista tower."

[extended 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 giant oily three-pincered whiptail, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail, a boar-headed mangy red bear, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a boar-headed mangy red bear, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a boar-headed mangy red bear, the Dergoatean disk, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a claidhmore, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, a faewood arrow fletched with white-spotted falcon feathers, an enormous leucistic jaguar, a feras flamberge, a wooden arrow, a town guard, a ruffled raven, a tall wooden archery tower, a reinforced large wooden gate and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: a stunned and webbed Dergoatean who is lying down, the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down

The ghostly voice of Leafiara mumbles, "One too many heroic stands, huh..."

[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 the Dergoatean disk, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, the Arianiss disk, the icy blue Esperath disk, a poofy piebald flop-eared kitten, a pudgy frosting-covered dormouse, a dejected lake spirit that is flying around, a disorderly aurora spirit that is flying around, a short-taloned eagle that is flying around, the Mekimin disk, a scorched black marble bench with a piece of parchment on it and a large fel tree.

Also here: Nodyre, the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down, Dergoatean who is lying down, Sir Cryheart, the body of Dame Evia who is lying down, the body of Zosopage who is lying down, the body of Sammoon who is lying down, the body of Gypsy Scribe Balley who is lying down, the body of Eugenides who is lying down, the body of Draught who is lying down, Sacru, Arianiss, Esperath, Brandilor, Yakushi, the body of Valif who is lying down, the body of Maelkyth who is lying down, Maags who is lying down, the body of Sonvacias who is lying down, the body of Greycrown who is lying down, Ketsimney who is sitting, Nixlsplixt who is lying down, Zyir who is kneeling, Mekimin who is sitting, Zularra who is sitting, Fenwyk

[triage throughout almost the rest of this log]

Maags says, "Mostlies."

Maags exclaims, "What I said before goes!"

The ghostly voice of Balley softly says, "I think they killed most us I think."

The ghostly voice of Greycrown says, "We need very large cats to eat these spiders."

The ghosty voice of Leafiara slowly says, "And there goes Cryheart again."

The ghostly voice of Evia says, "Ugh."

Dergoatean says, "I'll check town square."

The Symbol of Need begins to burn in your mind and an image appears before you of Pukk...

[Wehnimer's, North Ring Rd.]

The cobbled road girds the town along the inner side of the northern palisade. Just to the north stand the twin sentinels of the gate's guardtowers, silhouetted against the night sky. Guardsmen come and go through the main gates, keeping a close eye on the people of all races who move to and fro. Opposite the gates, you see the shop of Dakris the Furrier. You also see a four-legged mangled goblin, a four-legged mangled goblin, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a boar-headed mangy red bear, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a boar-headed mangy red bear, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a stitched huge half-troll yeti, a boar-headed mangy red bear, a four-legged mangled goblin, a four-legged mangled goblin, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a mammoth thirty-eyed arachnid, a four-legged mangled goblin, a four-legged mangled goblin, a grizzled old warrior, a shabby charcoal cat, an iron wand and a large painted sign.

Also here: Nodyre, the body of a webbed Sir Cryheart who is lying down, the body of a webbed Pukk who is lying down, the body of a webbed Xorus who is lying down, the body of Viva who is lying down

The ghostly voice of Evia says, "They ain't gonna make it."

The ghostly voice of Sammoon says, "I hit some."

The ghostly voice of Viva says, "They invaded the tower as well, east tower at least."

The ghostly voice of Sammoon says, "Not hard enough though."

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "So, that spider was a little clingy."

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "He drug me around town like I was Balley or something."

The ghostly voice of Evia says, "Things are much quieter once you're dead."

The ghostly voice of Sammoon says, "Das true."

Asben: "It's bad inside the gate."

Ariond: "Massive amount of creatures outside the east tower, just inside the gate."

Hendoran knights can be seen charging towards the gates of town, instantly locking in combat with the spliced abominations!

Speaking to Leafara, the ghostly voice of Pukk says, "The towers are a death trap."

Aearia asks, "Anyone need a normal raise?"

Aeith: "Hendoran knights are here!"

Leafiara says, "...the Hendorans? ...ngh."

The ghostly voice of Sammoon asks, "Hendoran Knights?"

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "Yeah, now we will never hear the end of this."

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "Imps helping us."

Chandrellia: "Well played Knights!"

Aeith: "Lots of dead Hendoran knights inside the north tower now... yikes."

Maylan: "Who leads at the north gate?"

Ariond: "I dont think we have anyone."

Lyrna: "There's no-one at the north gate."

Maylan: "It is overrun!"

Leafiara: "Is there anyone left at west gate either?"

Lyrna: "We're keeping it down a bit with ballista logs."

Jiarine: "I am up in the west tower tower throwing fireballs."

Ariond: "West gate is secure, mayor, but it's just me."

Leafiara: "We're overwhelmed with the fallen both at Voln and the well... trying to regroup as best we can."

Leafiara: "Thank you for the update!"

Maylan: "Just inside the north gate. Heavily overrun."

The ghostly voice of Sammoon says, "Should have stayed in the tower."

The ghostly voice of Sammoon says, "Firing arrows down on em."

The ghostly voice of Sammoon says, "The ballista works."

Speaking to Sammoon, Viva says, "Till they invaded the tower."

The ghostly voice of Sammoon says, "Oh."

The ghostly voice of Sammoon says, "They didn't like us dropping rainin death on em."

[Town Well]

The old well is made of flat stones built up around a circular opening. A slate roof overhangs the opening, keeping the drinking water clear and refreshing. Several skin water buckets, with long ropes attached, are scattered on the hard-packed earth surrounding the well. You also see the palm frond-shaped Leafiara disk, a blunt-nosed turquoise hummingbird that is flying around, an irritable glacier spirit that is flying around, the Seylia disk, a rascally luck spirit that is flying around, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, the Evonian disk, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, some manna bread, some manna bread, a sundried tomato and garlic loaf, some manna bread, some manna bread, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a green leaf and a stout rope hanging over the rim of the well.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Alvyara, Lord Kothos, the body of Tranquia who is lying down, Livn, Ingward, Lady Seylia, the body of Grand Lord Reugo who is lying down, Lady Tharalyn, the body of Sir Cryheart who is lying down, Maven Brokkrsten who is kneeling, the body of Castellan Althaz who is lying down, Conquerer of Reim Berkana who is sitting, the body of Goldtree who is lying down, the body of Sincerae who is lying down, the body of Guarrin who is lying down, the body of Sanilac who is lying down, Saric, Delyorik, Evonian who is sitting, Bannkio

Ariond: "If I cant get some back up at west gate I'll need to fall back."

The ghostly voice of Guarrin exclaims, "Don't smooch the dead!"

Berkana asks, "Why not?"

The ghostly voice of Guarrin asks, "Because we're dead?"

The ghostly voice of Althaz darkly says, "I mean if Goat is dead."

The ghostly voice of Althaz darkly says, "And Cryheart."

The ghostly voice of Althaz darkly says, "We got issues."

Ariond: "I had to fall back from west gate, got overwhelmed."

Roelon: "Those knights cleared Land's end."

There is a distant roar, that seems to echo further away from town.

Leafiara cautiously says, "Hmm."

Leafiara: "Have any large battlefield groups reformed or do we need to get on that now before whatever made that roar arrives?"

The roar sounds again, even fainter than before, as if further away.


Discussion Afterward

Guarrin: "How's it looking out there?"

Leafiara asks, "...or it's... retreating?"

Dergoatean: "Sounds like it might be leaving?"

Cryheart says, "Aye."

Ariond: "We've got em on the run."

Leafiara: "...odd..."

Roelon: "They are retreating it sounds like."

Cryheart says, "Seemingly so."

The ghostly voice of Telekin says, "What a wild night.."

Maylan: "North gate is holding for now. I am leading."

Leafiara dubiously says, "Going to investigate."

[scouting]

Roelon: "Did the knights scare them?"

Tilbin: "The scruffy human worker is getting beat up pretty good."

[combat]

Evia: "Hmm, maybe they can't carry anymore limbs."

[combat]

Ariond exclaims, "Mayor!"

Arianiss: "They'll be back for that leg..."

[combat]

Lyrna: "They got one of mine this time."

[combat]

Dergoatean: "Their minds are fried, they went back to the center of their camp to rest."

[combat]

Arianiss: "..pulling out their daggers and joining as a group.."

Jiarine: "Ow, I Have a few by the gate."

Jiarine says, "How undignified."

Dergoatean: "If they have logic daggers to loot, I bet we'd suddenly see a lot more defenders here."

[combat]

Evia: "They got all of mine cept the one leg."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "Whew..."

Speaking to Jiarine, Asben says, "I died again."

Jiarine says, "You are useless."

Dergoatean: "Town square, ring roads, and gates all clear."

Speaking to Jiarine, Asben says, "I was trying to save people."

Jiarine says, "I mean, other than being bait."

Roelon deeply says, "Phew...."

Leafiara says, "I think we'll aim to clean up, then."

Roelon deeply says, "Kin breath ah bit now..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Ariond says, "I'm going to scout."

Ensayn says, "Stuff keeps hurting me. We really need to ask them to stop that."

Pukk: "I value the Rooks' protection more than the imps."

Leafiara recites:

"Scouting for strays!"

Evia: "Blah blah, blah."

Leafiara: "Scouting outside for stray creatures."

Ariond: "Our immediate perimeter is clear, mayor."

Dergoatean: "Lower Dragonsclaw looks clear."

Leafiara: "Excellent, thank you."

Ariond: "Dragonsclaw Forest also clear."

Pukk: "Going to check around town one last time."

Leafiara: "Looking clear on the streets."

Tranquia asks, "Who took down that dreadful yeti abomination?"

Keiiko: "Tower windows are all clear."

Evia: "Good."

Pukk: "Checking Shanty town."

Speaking to Maags, Sammoon says, "Had he followed me mebbe not so good."

Roelon deeply asks, "The one at Land's end?"

Roelon deeply says, "The knights did."

Aeith says, "It was looking very bleak before the Hendoran cavalry arrived."

Leafiara: "Does anyone see any lingering creatures?"

Telekin says, "Great fight all.."

Ariond: "North, west, and south ring roads all clear."

Maags says, "Well done everybodies."

Roelon deeply exclaims, "Landing prevails!"

Sammoon says, "I wanna know where da Hendoran's were hidin."

Speaking to Roelon, Maags exclaims, "Always!"

Aeith says, "I'm just glad they got here when they did."

Zosopage says, "Everyone did great despite the last little bit."

Eugenides: "Someone looking for me?"

Leafiara says, "I believe we're likely in the clear..."

Sammoon says, "True."

Leafiara adds, "For now, at least."

Chandrellia recites softly:

"Well done everyone!"

Cryheart says, "They hae gone."

Maags exclaims, "Owlies is the best protected person in town!"

Pukk: "Nothing on the east side of town."

Dhairn quietly says, "Looks like we're done."

Pukk: "Looks all clear."

Telekin exclaims, "Defenders of the Realms!"

Arshwikk says, "I'm not particularly fond of spiders."

Ariond: "The area around the square is also clear."

Balley softly says, "I was good until the troll grabbed me and tossed me."

Telekin says, "Thank all of ye for a great battle."

Tranquia says, "Their forces seem to have been quelled for the moment."

Ariond: "I think we're good."

Aeith asks, "If someone is webbed is there anything someone can do to help them?"

Leafiara recites:

"Well defended, all! This was definitely the worst we've seen of the Fist's army so far."

Maags says, "Got my leg and toes."

Dhairn quietly says, "Untrammel."

Speaking to Aeith, Lylia says, "If you can untrammel them, yes."

Arshwikk says, "Untrammel or drag em off."

Speaking to Aeith, Leafiara says, "Empaths and clerics can aid."

Monthas says, "Untrammel."

Aeith says, "Thank you."

Jiarine: "For now this smelly town will survive another evening."

Arianiss: "Got a whiptail out in the wilderness.. not sure if a straggler or they're still out here."

Speaking to Alisette, Zosopage says, "You did great too! Sorry I died just after you healed me up."

Itanic raspily asks, "Can't you also light them on fire to take the webs off?"

Speaking to Itanic, Trallihn says, "Carcass disposal is my specialty... I wouldn't drink the water for a while though."

Aeith says, "I learned the hard way once setting the web on fire was NOT the answer."

Speaking to Balley, Pukk asks, "A troll grabbed you and tossed you? Isn't that like a normal night with Zoso?"

Guarrin says, "Aye, not bad everyone. Need to work on regrouping perhaps."

Leafiara adds, "Or grab the webbed person and transport away with a Spirit Guide or other spell."

Falvicar whispers something to Chandrellia.

Speaking to Cryheart, Guarrin says, "Remind me to thank Breshon."

Cryheart says, "Aye."

Speaking to a silver-tipped smoke grey wolf, Rasson says, "Go play."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "They are already talking about thanking the imps...but not the Rooks."

Speaking to Xecnephias, Dergoatean says, "I think I'm ready to stand down."

Evia says, "Wishes there was untrammeling juice."

Roelon deeply says, "The Rooks took out a lot of invaders."

Ariond: "I'm with Arianiss on this last whiptail."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "It's curious, you know... the Fist's army really stepped up tonight."

Zosopage says, "They got too tough once our numbers were depleted."

Speaking to Zosopage, Ushea says, "I think both."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "Fist?"

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara muses, "It's almost like we're... driving them to become ever tougher."

Arianiss: "If only I was a sorcerer..."

Aeith says, "The spiders were a tricky addition, so many people webbed."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara explains, "The general of their army. We've yet to see him, I think."

Maags exclaims, "Well if spiders could not beat us nothing can!"

Speaking to Aeith, Leafiara agrees, "Yeah, was saying earlier, the spiders were exactly the addition they needed."

Dhairn quietly says, "I saw him in the treeline."

Dhairn quietly says, "Not today."

Ushea: "You killing it or catching it?"

Dhairn quietly says, "But prior."

Lyrna: "So we're clear?"

Evia says, "It's not going to get any easier trying to cover both gates at all times with insufficient forces/mass deaths..."

Speaking to Zosopage, Guarrin says, "Perhaps we should rotate the lines."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "The towers became murder-houses."

Leafiara: "I believe so, for now."

Arianiss: "I think we're tickling it at the moment.."

Ariond: "We could catch it if needed."

Speaking tentatively to Pukk, Leafiara asks, "In thhe good or bad way?"

Ariond: "It's too wounded to defend itself."

Pukk says, "Bad way."

Xecnephias quietly asks, "Did anyone not die?"

Aeith asks, "Did creatures get into the towers??"

Speaking softly to Xecnephias, Chandrellia says, "I didnt."


Examination

Ariond: "What's the word, mayor?"

Speaking to Xecnephias, Talman says, "I dont think so, that was rough."

Ariond: "You want to examine one of these beasties?"

Monthas says, "I'll add blurs."

Leafiara: "We tried to catch a reaper before and it ate itself instead of letting itself be captured, but trying with the whiptail would be good."

Krishan says, "Goblins made it to the top of the east tower."

Speaking to Leafiara, Ushea asks, "Mayor, are you hearing the report of the whiptail they have cornered?"

Speaking quietly to Chandrellia, Xecnephias says, "Then we are claiming victory."

Aeith says, "I didn't know they could do that. The tower I was in didn't get invaded."

Leafiara: "Where is it?"

Ariond: "Lower dragonsclaw forest."

Speaking to Guarrin, Zosopage says, "We had a tactic in the Fury similar to that. Instead of just standing and defending we took the fight to them. Leapfrogging over each other room by room."

Viva says, "Indeed they got us good in the tower."

Leafiara says, "Trying to investigate a whiptail..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I mean the east and west towers...not the new ones."

[Lower Dragonsclaw, Forest]

You pause to allow your eyes to adjust to the further dimming of the light as you move deeper into the trees. The oaks surrounding you loom larger, and are interspersed with modwir trees, further blocking the rays of the moon. You also see the Roelon disk, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, a crystal amulet, some light leather, a wooden shield, a short sword, some light leather, a wooden shield, a short sword, some light leather, a wooden shield, a short sword, the Arianiss disk, a giant oily three-pincered whiptail that is sleeping, a lion-carved wooden tower and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Roelon, Jiarine, Ariond, Arianiss

A giant oily three-pincered whiptail begins to move again!

A giant oily three-pincered whiptail's right leg begins to regenerate.

[various attacks, immobilization spells, etc. all throughout]

Leafiara asks, "Regenerating, huh?"

The voice of Roelon deeply says, "Very interesting."

Leafiara says, "Interesting indeed..."

Berost: "Where we be at? If anywhere."

Dergoatean says, "Regenerative."

Leafiara: "It's in the forest. It's... regenerating."

Ariond says, "Ow."

Ariond asks, "Are we killing it?"

Dergoatean asks, "I think we want it alive?"

Leafiara says, "Capturing this alive might not be possible."

Jiarine says, "Burn it."

Leafiara asks, "The way it keeps regenerating, how would we keep it contained?"

Roelon deeply says, "Cannae keep ot injured."

Arianiss says, "If we could keep it bound..."

Roelon deeply says, "Does nae seem rather intellligent enough for questioning."

A giant oily three-pincered whiptail snaps at Keiiko with its pincer!

AS: +950 vs DS: +319 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +88 = +749

... and hits for 169 points of damage!

Left hip pulped, severing the leg.

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

Keiiko drops dead at your feet!

[to put that in perspective, it had 650 AS when we started]

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara says, "Not questioning, of course, but whether we can study it..."

Ariond says, "What the."

Speaking to Roelon, Dergoatean says, "I would like to observe it, though."

Roelon deeply says, "Bloody 'ell."

The ghostly voice of Keiiko says, "Well that's foreboding."

Roelon deeply says, "Umm..."

Ariond says, "Kill this damn thing." [too much combat, too many 950 AS attacks]

The ghostly voice of Keiiko exclaims, "Protect the mayor!"

Leafiara says, "Yeah..."

Leafiara says, "This is far too dangerous to take alive."

Ariond says, "Kill it."

[it's killed]

Dergoatean says, "Wait."

Dergoatean says, "Let me collect..."

Speaking curiously to Dergoatean, Leafiara asks, "Yes?"

Dergoatean says, "I knew I had a bottle around here..."

Roelon deeply asks, "Did it hae ah sudden surge of power?"

A giant oily three-pincered whiptail decays into compost.

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara says, "It did."

Dergoatean snaps his fingers.


Discussion Double Afterward

Aserak says, "I am curious about the oil."

Leafiara slowly says, "And there it goes."

Guarrin: "Is it still alive?"

Ariond says, "It got significantly more vicious, yes."

Speaking to Arianiss, Ushea asks, "Was it that deadly when you found it?"

Arianiss says, "No, not even close."

Leafiara: "No, it kept growing in power and we had to end it."

Jiarine breathes, "I could have burned it more."

Laken says, "That was quite unusual."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah guess ah cornered creature becomes more deadly as they say."

Leafiara: "Binding it wasn't working and it regenerated severed limbs."

Dergoatean: "Binding it worked fine!"

Leafiara says, "Whew..."

Dergoatean: "For ten seconds at a time..."

Speaking to Ariond, Jiarine observes, "Always playing the hero."

Leafiara: "If that!"

Leafiara marvels, "Well, *that* was something."

Dergoatean: "I SUPPOSE after 3 or 4 deaths it was probably time to stop playing with our food."

Roelon deeply says, "Aye..."

Speaking wryly to Jiarine, Ariond says, "Everyone has to be something."

Jiarine says, "I will save my sarcasm for another time."

Keiiko says, "She is harmless I swear."

Ariond replies, "Probably for the best."

Leafiara exclaims, "Returning to the square!"

Roelon deeply asks, "Just what else they keepin' up their sleeve?"

[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 cloaked figure, a restive will-o-wisp spirit that is flying around, the Toppo disk, a sinuous bone white serpent, a sleek white-bellied hawk, a poofy piebald flop-eared kitten, a pudgy frosting-covered dormouse, a sleek raven, a massive snowy battle-scarred lynx, the sparkling Monthas disk, the Chandrellia disk, a large acorn, a blue-eyed charcoal cat that is sitting, a tiny furry mouse, a ripe sugar-dusted strawberry, a ripe sugar-dusted strawberry, a cup of pale winter rose tea, a snowflake-etched glass of chilled vodka and cranberry, a small handful of chilled winterberries, some wind-dried cod jerky, some wind-dried cod jerky, a rose-etched cup of Laethe's light peppermint tea, a handful of fine firestone dust, a generous bowl of chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream, a caramel-drizzled ice cream sundae, some polished pink coral, a leopard cowrie shell, some wingstem root, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Quiggley who is sitting, Rustpaw who is an animated corpse, Melikor, Ycelacie, Legu, High Lord Gutstorm who is sitting, Orlicks, High Lord Geovekn, Grand Lord Mongonator, Lady Alisette, Epicraiser, Roteye, Delyorik, Toppo, Daniels, Saturninus, Stonerage, Great Lord Nazarr, Lyrna, Krishan, Paymaster Xecnephias, Viva, Grand Lady Shyspirit, Tolene, Daiyon, Pukk, Veredox, Finwrick, Rasson, Jhenni, Sanilac, Aeith, Zosopage, Uskari, Kondus, Lord Dannore, Great Lord Monthas, Ingward, Lady in Waiting Chandrellia, Itanic, Great Lord Vandesmire, Cassus, Targetina Obvious paths: northeast, east, southeast, southwest, west, northwest

Keiiko, Laken, Berost, Dergoatean, Roelon, Jiarine, Ariond, Aserak, Ushea, Arianiss, Kothos, Spoetzel, Schultz, Razanetika and Ensayn followed.

Jiarine asks, "That was ever so exciting. Can we do it again?"

Lyrna says, "Finally lost a limb."

Lyrna says, "To the reapers."

Speaking to Leafiara, Melikor says, "There was a straggler arachnid near the pawnshop."

Maags says, "That may has been better than giving all my blood at least."

Jiarine says, "Better yet I need a damn drink and a bath."

Laken whispers something to Keiiko.

Speaking appreciatively to Melikor, Leafiara exclaims, "Thank you for eliminating it!"

Delyorik says, "The well is clear."

Melikor says, "Not sure if it got him."

Speaking weakly to Ariond, Alvyara says, "All better."

Keiiko says, "I must say, that monster truly did me in. I'm still seeming to suffer from blackouts."

Melikor says, "Of course."

Lyrna says, "We had some reapers and goblins and some other stuff make it up into the tower, but they were easy though to kill. Just... took my left leg."

Leafiara says, "They're definitely stepping it up."

Delyorik says, "Now I'm going home."

Speaking concernedly to Keiiko, Ariond says, "You alright, lass? Was one mighty blow from that spider..."

Speaking to Keiiko, Ariond adds, "I didn't know it was capable of such ferocity still."

Speaking lightly to Ariond, Keiiko says, "My head is a bit... Well dizzy. But I'll be alright."

Speaking to Geovekn, Delyorik says, "Keep a lid on things here. I'm going to play in the snow."

Speaking deeply to Arianiss, Roelon says, "Thanks for savin' ma behind back there. Bloody spider tried to kiltnap me."

Speaking sternly to Ariond, Keiiko says, "It wouldn't have stopped me. I wanted to assist."

Zosopage says, "Well after that long night we all deserve a nice long sleep."

Maags says, "Will be interesting to see one with a right giant leg and a left halfling leg."

Ushea asks, "You came out of your library again?"

Speaking softly to Alisette, Chandrellia says, "Awesome job."

Speaking warmly to Keiiko, Ariond says, "I rather like that about you."

Speaking to Roelon, Pukk says, "It wanted to lay eggs inside of you."

Maags exclaims, "They will trip fastlies!"

Speaking to Roelon, Pukk says, "You should be special."

Berost deeply says, "Some of them knights done got in the way at tha northh gate. Think I owe a few a drink or three."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah ain't ah pap and ah don' want to be ah mom either."

Keiiko nervously asks, "But are we... Safe now?"

Speaking to Keiiko, Maags says, "For now."

Itanic raspily says, "Safe enough to sleep, maybe."

Speaking to Keiiko, Ariond informs, "I've scouted extensively. Other than that straggler, they appear to have withdrawn."

Speaking to Berost, Leafiara says, "I heard that their advances, ah--didn't go incredibly smoothly."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Razanetika says, "You could be special."

Maags says, "Yous like it here after all."

Speaking softly to Itanic, Chandrellia says, "The last timne we thought that we got attacked several hours after."

Speaking to Maags, Keiiko says, "Those creatures were quite resilient."

Speaking to Alvyara, Kothos says, "I'm needing to get back to the swamp, my friends."

Speaking to Razanetika, Pukk says, "I was dragged around too."

Itanic raspily says, "Keep your ears peeled for bending trees I suppose."

Berost deeply asks, "Yar I walked into the gate ta spiders and knights, what the blazes is happenin. New critter?"

Speaking to Keiiko, Laken says, "You did very well nonetheless."

Speaking to Jiarine, Maags says, "Yous likes it here and us after all thinks."

Speaking appreciatively to Laken, Keiiko says, "Thank you for your lead."

Speaking amusedly to Keiiko, Laken says, "A lone hailstorm of arrows off that tower."

Jiarine says, "Not really. I like burning you more."

Leafiara recalls, "Were the spiders the only new 'soldier' in their army today? ...I guess there were the bear boars, but they were pretty straightforward in battle..."

Speaking to Jiarine, Maags says, "Yous always come to defend us."

Lyrna says, "The titans we'd seen before."

Maags exclaims, "If onlies yous could catch me!"

Keiiko offhandedly says, "I must say I think it's time for a pint."

Speaking to Leafiara, Aserak says, "I don't recall the troll yeti previously."

Speaking to Leafiara, Ushea says, "The bears cause disease, not sure people were realizing that."

Speaking to Maags, Jiarine says, "Hardly. I was encouraging Walkar to burn your little town. A lot."

Speaking to Aserak, Leafiara says, "Ahhh, good point, those were new too."

Speaking to Leafiara, Aserak says, "But admittedly the creatures are starting to blur together."

Speaking to Leafiara, Keiiko says, "I think you deserve a pint as well."

Jiarine says, "We had quite the stroll when he was doing it."

Speaking to Jiarine, Maags exclaims, "Because yous knew he would not!"

Berost deeply asks, "All I saw was them spiders. Ya'all huntin somethin in the woods when I found yas?"

Speaking to Aserak, Leafiara says, "I've got them sorted in my head as the tricky ones and the not-so-tricky ones."

Maags says, "Well he did sort of but was by accident."

Jiarine says, "Mmm no. He burned many things. Set them ablaze in metal armor."

Pukk: "Okay. I'm heading to bed. You're all welcome but I didn't save this town single-handledly...Leafi and the others helped some too."

Jiarine says, "The hissing sound as things burned."

Lyrna says, "You missed the invasion."

Xecnephias quietly says, "That invasion just kept sucking mana faster than we could replenish."

Ushea yells, "Nice try Dwi!"

Chandrellia softly exclaims, "Guts is that you biting me!"

Leafiara: "We'll put in a good word with the Brotherhood for you."

Roelon deeply says, "Luckiy ah did nae see any worms."

Maags says, "Oh problies I should be home."

Speaking in Elven to Lyrna, Eyona exclaims something you don't understand.

From nearby, you hear Gutstorm yell, "Me no bites, me swear!"

Maags says, "In case they comes back tomorrow."

Chandrellia softly asks, "Wait where is Pukk?"

Leafiara says, "Right here."

Speaking quietly to Maags, Xecnephias says, "I am with ya on that."

Speaking to Leafiara, Dergoatean says, "The bear boars weren't quite straightforward. They could knock down a lot of people at once - at least I think that was them."

Berost deeply asks, "And wait, tha Brotherhood?"

The voice of Pukk says, "I didn't do it."

Speaking to Leafiara, Dergoatean asks, "Were the ones slapping rocks at a bunch of people all at once, too?"

Berost deeply says, "Bahh! Where they been."

Geovekn softly says, "Pukk went to sleep."

Chandrellia softly says, "Where is Asben."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Leafiara says, "Those were the yetis."

From nearby, you hear Gutstorm yell, "Me no lick either!"

Speaking to Berost, Leafiara says, "They were right here offering their arrows and bombs tonight."

Aeith asks, "Has the invading force given any ultimatums, instructions, or parlays of any kind?"

The voice of Pukk exclaims, "I'm going to sleep and I'm not hugging Chandrellia anymore..she gave me a bath!"

Speaking slowly to Aeith, Leafiara says, "Nope."

Phalff says, "Well, I was pertecting tha floorboards under a table in tha inn."

Aeith asks, "Or any hints what they want?"

Lyrna says, "Not that I've heard."

From nearby, you hear Gutstorm yell, "Me no pinch!"

Aeith says, "That's strange."

Phalff asks, "How was tha invasion?"

Chandrellia softly exclaims, "Ouch!"

Leafiara says, "They seem to just want our legs..."

Berost deeply says, "Missed em then by thha time I made it. Wonder what they will ask for in payment or 'thanks' now."

Aeith says, "It's one thing when creatures attack. But to attack again and again with no motive is... odd."

Jiarine says, "The usual. Death, screaming, crying."

Rasson says, "I had both arms taken tonight."

Speaking to Aeith, Leafiara says, "But they do have a motive--taking our limbs."

Speaking to Rasson, Alvyara asks, "And then I gave them back?"

Maags says, "Alrights good night everybodies be safe and gets rest to be readies~."

Lyrna asks, "But still, why?"

Lyrna asks, "I mean random limbs?"

Speaking to Alvyara, Rasson says, "I do appreciate that."

Lyrna says, "That seems an odd reason to attack a town."

Aeith says, "It all seems so relentless."

Roelon deeply says, "Right. Ah need to find ah bed, and hope ah don' dream about spiders burstin' from mah chest..."

Mekimin says, "Oh for the relative clarity of the Gnome Queen's ultimatums."

Lyrna asks, "If they just wanted a limb or 18, why not ambush folks when they're out hunting?"

Speaking to Lyrna, Leafiara speculates, "Well, the strangest thing to me so far has been that for as many of our limbs as they've taken, we're *not* seeing golems of ourselves come back to fight us..."

Geovekn softly says, "Maybe they are tying to make the perfect individual."

Jiarine says, "There, now I smell like I was through a war."

Speaking to Geovekn, Alvyara says, "Oh, I already know the perfect individual."

Lyrna says, "Well, then why not take other parts as well."

Lyrna says, "Just arms and legs."

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Berost says, "Yet. Or ... it's food."

Speaking to Leafiara, Aeith says, "I didn't even think about that, that's a terrifying thought."

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Roelon says, "Honestly, nae sure ah want to see what they are making with it."

Speaking to Leafiara, Evia says, "Maybe they're practicing their sewing first."

Speaking to Leafiara, Rasson says, "My scrawny limbs would not make for too intimidating of a golem."

Speaking to Aeith, Leafiara says, "Some of us have thought since the beginning it's what would happen, but they keep not doing it..."

Aeith says, "Please tell me they don't have a stockpile of Roblar arms."

Speaking thoughtfully to Evia, Leafiara says, "Hmm...possible. Maybe we're only seeing a backlog of creatures they'd already created, and the new ones from our parts are in the works.."