All That Remains - 5120-05-09 - Slash and Burn (log)

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Ivastaen 9-10, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Lady Vlashandra arrives at Lake Eonak and Sir Cryheart leads on to gather with her. She prepares the shore with ashen flakes and an archaic spell, as Mayor Leafiara assures that the elemental essences are ready and Alisette says she'll be looking after Vlashandra's health during the ritual.
  • Vlashandra says each phase will become more taxing, but tonight will be the least of it--like seeding the field for harvest. Sir Geijon and Goldtree ask about protocol and risks; Vlashandra says we'll discuss risks and uncertainties before the night is over, but there is no danger tonight. Falvicar brings up the risk of entering the shadow realm; Vlashandra says that at the end of the final phase, the beacon might be strong enough to bring Aralyte home and it's very possible we'll have to cross over.
  • Geijon and Saarosh question Vlashandra's motives; she says lost knowledge, justice, and price to wear one's face.
  • Vlashandra says we'll begin with the essence of earth, so Leafi hands one over. She begins a spell with it, but then frowns and it melts away. Leafi hands another one over and Vlashandra quickly flips through a black tome for her next attempt. Several of the male adventurers gathered--only male--soon report hearing a guttural whisper; Vlashandra affirms that it was expected, when Thrassus asks, and says the man provides the seed that fertilizes the field.
  • She asks who heard the call and wishes to give blood. Gutstorm volunteers first and cuts his palm at Vlashandra's request, saying he feels nothing--presumably because he's always drunk. She gathers his blood, dripped into the essence to create a swirling essence of blood red earth.
  • Leafi continues supplying essences to create more as the next volunteers are Thrassus, Cryheart, and Maelkyth.
    • Thrassus' volunteering goes well with his ritual dagger and another essence created.
    • Cryheart's volunteering doesn't work out, as his blood somehow makes the essence react violently and crumble; some in the crowd speculate his blood is too pure.
    • Maelkyth's goes well, though at first he doesn't cut deep enough and Vlashandra has to cut deeper all the way through his hand.
  • Next up is the essence of air. Leafi hands one over and Vlashandra reviews her tome again, as Faerinn and Razanetika check that everything's going alright. She says this part may appear gruesome, but birth is beautiful in its own right. As she performs a spell with the essence, this time several of the female adventurers gathered--only female--hear the faint cry of a babe. Vlashandra says the essence of air represents the breath of life given from a mother.
  • Vlashandra says she'll need to extract blood from the stomach and asks for volunteers. Leafi hands over essences as the volunteers proceed:
    • Vlashandra plunges her dagger so deep into Alisette's stomach that it and her hand disappear from sight. The essence responds to the blood, creating an essence of incarnadine air.
    • There's almost a skip in her step as she guts Balley in another success.
    • She stabs Lylia so powerfully it almost lifts her... another success.
    • She tests Ysharra's gut, then runs the dagger into her... another success.
    • Shiril volunteers, but Geijon tries to interrupt, saying Vlashandra should have enough and asking if her talent is lacking; she says his taunting is as tired as his bones and proceeds to stab Shiril while grinning crookedly at Geijon the whole time. Another success!
  • Next up is the essence of fire, the fire of life to spark earth and air. As Vlashandra performs her spell, several adventurers report feeling warmth--no particularly discernible pattern to who.
  • More essences and more volunteers proceed:
    • Vlashandra sets Xorus ablaze and holds her dagger up to the flames, settling some glowing magic into it. He manages to endure and survive the ordeal.
    • Rafy is next up in flames and they're far more intense this time, burning him alive--but it's a success, brightening her blade.
    • As Alisette and Leafi work on restoring Rafy, Mekimin goes up in an even more intense blaze and the flames burning her flesh feed Vlashandra's blade.
    • Berkana goes next and Balley and Rudar manange to keep her alive through a lengthier burning than the others, leaving Vlashandra's dagger glowing like a torch.
  • Vlashandra swings her dagger, igniting the essences of air into a crimson haze. The essences of earth soon glow and melt like wax into the ground, then soon a churning incarnadine portal appears--though it's not open yet.
  • Vlashandra briefly reviews her tome and says the next essences needed will be the essence of regeneration, used for the essence of earth and fire, and the essence of vitality, used for the essence of air. These are to be created with alchemy, though Leafi, Gutstorm, and Balley affirm it won't be a problem. Ysharra asks if empaths and warriors will hear the call next time, then, but Vlashandra said she doesn't yet know.
  • Alisette asks how she's feeling and Vlashandra says renewed and hopeful, thanking everyone for their assistance. She says there will come a time when we need to protect the portal, and asks everyone to keep an eye on it, as she will too.
  • Vlashandra closes the night saying that we must begin to plan for all outcomes, and what can be done if Aralyte isn't as remembered--or where she can be cared for or protected. She says she'll leave that to Mayor Leafiara and the town.


Highlights

(Cryheart draws the knife against his palm.)
Speaking quietly to Cryheart, Xecnephias says, "Now you are a bleeding Cryheart."
Vlashandra holds her hand beneath Cryheart's, watching as the knight's blood drizzles onto the earthen essence like caramel over a warm treat.
Suddenly, the essence within Vlashandra's palm begins to shift and twist violently, shrinking, growing, shrinking, then crumbling.
Pietra asks, "Too sweet?"
Speaking to Cryheart, Maelkyth exclaims, "You broke it!"
Vlashandra says, "We need only one more. I am sorry, your blood did not work."
Speaking drunkenly to Cryheart, Gutstorm says, "We need hooligansh blood."
Evia says, "It was too caramely."
Leifa agreeably says, "Because it is pure."
Speaking to Cryheart, Leafiara muses, "Silly as Gutstorm can sound at times, he might be right in this case."
Cryheart says, "I think the valence be scared of me."
Speaking softly to Maelkyth, Friston asks, "Second thoughts?"
Maelkyth exclaims, "Nope!"
Maelkyth exclaims, "Not even first thoughts!"
Maelkyth preens.
Speaking to Vlashandra, Zosopage says, "If it is hot air ya need Pukk is full of it."
You hear the faint cry of a babe, its whimper carried on a distant wind.
Maags says, "Somebodies is hasing a nightmare out loud."
Maags says, "Stop it."
Speaking to Maags, Pietra says, "I'm afraid of babies too."
Speaking to Cryheart, Zosopage says, "Seems no male heard it."
Leifa asks, "Do men ever really hear anything?"
Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "First you being stabbed and then Xorus getting set on fire...I know you and him are going to find a bunch of bodies later on and go and cuddle on top of them."
Speaking primly to Pukk, Lylia says, "We prefer the bone pit."


Log

Gathering

[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 brown Aleyi disk, a pudgy frosting-covered dormouse, a poofy piebald flop-eared kitten, a massive snowy white tiger, a bereaved swamp spirit that is flying around, a lighthearted glacier spirit that is flying around, a sinuous bone white serpent, a simple pottery mug, a large acorn, a faceted dark sapphire pill, some acantha leaf, some wolifrew lichen, some wolifrew lichen, some wolifrew lichen, a rose-marrow potion, some wolifrew lichen, a rose-marrow potion, a dark-eyed indigo merlin that is flying around, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a large acorn, a pointed rod, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Lyrna, Rallance, Mayor Leafiara, Dame Evia, Roelon, Zosopage, Yukito, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Aserak, Berost, High Lord Destrian, Paymaster Xecnephias, Ergwargen, Lady Regwen, Sir Cryheart, Swoonic, Zyma, Targetina

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

Goldtree quietly asks, "Who poured the vat?"

Erienne says, "They're hiding it from you."

Speaking to Maags, Maelkyth exclaims, "Leafiara ruined all our fun!"

Maags says, "Thinks somebodies moved it."

Erienne says, "Poor dear."

Speaking to Goldtree, Leafiara explains, "Maelkyth was trying to understand how it worked and accidentally tipped it over."

Speaking to Lyrna, Pukk asks, "What did you do this time?"

Leafiara says, "We can move the tower back to the square shortly."

Speaking quietly to Zosopage, Goldtree says, "Watch out for vats of oil..."

Leafiara adds, "Or anywhere else you all would like it."

Alisette solemnly says, "The sky is changing."

Speaking to Goldtree, Zosopage says, "I've noticed."

Balley softly says, "Storm is coming."

A flicker of white fire appears in the distance.

Cryheart says, "Rain clouds."

Leafiara says, "Whew."

Balley softly says, "White fire."

Alisette says, "Fire."

Cryheart says, "Vlashandra."

Zosopage says, "Here comes Vlashandra."

Xecnephias quietly says, "Pretty."

Leafiara exclaims, "Right on schedule!"

Roelon deeply says, "Her flames."

Zosopage says, "Vlashandra too."

Evia says, "Miss Flicker Flash."

Goldtree quietly asks, "The Lake, perhaps?"

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Cryheart!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I was pushing that tower back."

Speaking to Goldtree, Leafiara says, "Yes indeed! Unless she wants to debrief here first, anyway."

Lyrna says, "That's pretty much."

Speaking to Lyrna, Pukk asks, "Shocking wasn't it?"

Lyrna says, "Terribly."

Rasson says, "Feels like I was just here."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Cryheart!"

Lyrna anxiously asks, "Shinann, can you check on the little one and make sure she's okay?"

Speaking to Lyrna, Pukk says, "You keep this up, you will need healing from the road rash you will have."

Cryheart says, "Just waiting for the word, Mayor."

Guarrin joins Cryheart's group.

Speaking to Guarrin, Pukk says, "Good idea."

Speaking amiably to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "Yep, best to stay here unless she calls for us, I think."

Leafiara says, "Hopefully her research went well with no delays."

Speaking to Pukk, Guarrin says, "Call it."

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "Join Cryheart."

Speaking to Guarrin, Pukk says, "Already did."

Geijon says, "Well."

Speaking to Geijon, Pukk says, "Join Cryheart."

Geijon says, "That wasn't our plan tonight."

Cryheart whispers something to Geijon.

Hapenlok: "And here I'll be staying in the Treehouse."

Speaking to Felita, Pukk says, "I was just about to tell you to join Cryheart."

Speaking in Guildspeak, Felita says something you don't understand.

Geijon whispers something to Cryheart.

Leafiara: "No curiosity to even wat--ah, right, you'll have a familiar."

Evia: "Alright, practice some well jumping, keep your mind off things."

Geijon whispers something to Cryheart.

Hapenlok: "That's right, I've got a famillar."

Geijon says, "Arcane Eye never seemed to actually die, like th' Rooks."

Friston softly asks, "There more excitement expected tonight?"

Cryheart whispers something to Geijon.

Gutstorm: "Do a triple lindey into da well."

Naamit whispers something to Faerinn.

Speaking quietly to Geijon, Goldtree says, "Definitely didn't die with Elithain."

Geijon whispers something to Cryheart.

Hapenlok: "And this is twice, that I'll be acting against my better instincts, remember that Lady Mayor."

Speaking to Friston, Leafiara says, "Tonight is the first part of a three part ritual, we believe... to make a rescue from the shadow valence."

Zosopage says, "Or it could be a spectacular fail."

Geijon says, "Evia should lead."

Leafiara: "By not killing us all?"

Geijon says, "She was there with Aralyte."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Friston says, "That does sound exciting."

Speaking to Xecnephias, Naamit says, "Indeed."

Hapenlok: "By not putting a stop to this."

Speaking to Razanetika, Pukk says, "A throng-strung needle under your tongue...looks like you have a mouthful."

Evia says, "No I should not."

Evia starts chortling.

Cryheart says, "When they enter the valence."

Speaking to Evia, Geijon says, "You and Lylia are th' connections to her."

Aserak says, "Oddly comforting."

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

Geijon says, "If not tonight, when it counts. It's going to be you."

Leafiara: "Killing us all is about what that would require."

Speaking to Bernadette, Pukk exclaims, "Bernie!"

Goldtree quietly says, "Many of us were there in the shadow....that doesn't mean we should charge head long back into it..."

Speaking to Guarrin, Evia says, "What? I think I missed some conversation here."

Zosopage says, "I'm sure Lylia will join us."

Hapenlok: "Every base instinct I have in me is telling me this is wrong. Very wrong."

Cryheart whispers something to Geijon.

There is flicker of white fire that appears near Lake Eonak.

Juspera exclaims, "Oh!"

Cryheart says, "Ok... moving."

Speaking to Geijon, Pukk says, "Good thinking."

Goldtree quietly says, "To the Lake..."

Evia exclaims, "Lake!"

Alisette says, "At the Lake."

Speaking amiably to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "That's our cue."

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

[travel]

Lylia: "Even if all of us lay dead, we are not the only ones interested in seeing Aralyte's fate brought to its just and proper state."

Geijon whispers something to Cryheart.

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

Geijon says, "We need more. Put out th' call."

Xecnephias quietly says, "Wonder whats on the menu tonight."


Briefing

[Melgorehn's Reach, Lake Eonak]

You are on the bank of a beautiful mountain lake that is fed by a waterfall gushing from the mountain side. There is a path which seems to actually lead up the side of the mountain. You also see the fiery red Tilbin disk, a cedar chip path and a barely visible trail leading into a grove of ancient trees. Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Yukito, Lyrna, Bernadette, Rasson, Juspera, Ensayn, Pukk, Mistress Berkana, Lady Alisette, Dame Evia, Lady Regwen, Mekimin, Roelon, Zosopage, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Aserak, Berost, Paymaster Xecnephias, Faerinn, Guarrin, Pietra, Aeith, Sir Geijon, Goldtree, Felita, Lady Aleyi, Sir Cryheart, Land Pirate Maylan, Tilbin, Falvicar, Shinann, Magister Raelee, Lady Vlashandra

Hapenlok: "And honestly, months ago, I would have slaughtered you all without a single moment's hesitation to back my feelings up on this."

Speaking to Guarrin, Evia says, "They are, but I don't know what the Vl..whatever thought of that."

[Voln - Geijon] "Maags. We're going to need you"

Evia says, "Her." Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias says, "Hopefully not empaths."

Vlashandra grins crookedly.

Vlashandra says, "Hello."

Speaking to Evia, Guarrin says, "Seems like a good time to ask."

Speaking eagerly to Vlashandra, Leafiara greets, "Good eve to ya!"

Roelon deeply says, "Evenin'."

Pukk recites:

"Geijon and Maags sitting in a tree...."


Speaking to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "Evening, Ma'am."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Geijon exclaims, "20 years!"

Vlashandra says, "Mayor."

Vlashandra smiles.

Leafiara grins at Vlashandra.

Leafiara: "We're with Vlashandra now at Lake Eonak, for all those wishing to be here."

Mekimin squeakily asks, "How nasty do you expect this foray to get?"

Raelee carefully says, "... greetings."

Cryheart whispers to the group, "Tonight is the first ritual of three I believe."

Speaking quietly to Mekimin, Xecnephias says, "Hoping we fare better than last night."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "It is indeed!"

Pietra whispers to the group, "Ritual??"

Lylia: "I shall be there momentarily, with others."

Speaking to Mekimin, Pukk says, "Imagine the worst thing possible...then forget about it because it will get worse."

Hapenlok: "Right now? I've no such desire. So, I'm not going to wish you luck, I'm just going to wish that you don't unleash something horrific."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon says, "I understand I missed a trial and a bunch of pre-cognition. Pylasar is guilty. My Order and th' Order of the Azure Sun killled Walkar when he was a man, but you knew this."

Geijon says, "Waste of time."

Guarrin asks, "We have anyone in that tower?"

Cryheart whispers to the group, "To open the way to the valence."

Roelon whispers to the group, "And free someone trapped inside?"

Faerinn whispers to the group, "Blood magic."

Xecnephias quietly asks, "Is there an outhouse close by?"

Speaking to Guarrin, Leafiara says, "I don't believe so, but there's also no sign of an attack yet, so..."

Cryheart whispers to the group, "Aye..the Palestra, Aralyte."

Speaking to Leafiara, Guarrin says, "Might be hard to get folks out here for that...but."

Speaking to Raelee, Geijon says, "Uncommital as usual."

Maelkyth stares at Leafiara.

Maelkyth taps his foot impatiently.

Speaking curiously to Maelkyth, Leafiara asks, "...yes?"

Speaking to his rose vine anklet, Pukk says, "It's good to have you back."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Leafiara assures, "It's happening soon, very soon."

Goldtree whispers to the group, "A few years back, the Blade led us to the shadow to defeat a great evil. She was trapped behind, and some of us escaped...."

Speaking to Geijon, Raelee asks, "... regarding what?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth exclaims, "You trying to ditch us?!"

Speaking to Maags, Geijon says, "I could use a tart. I'm feisty."

Mekimin shakily exclaims, "I-I'll do my best!"

Vlashandra reaches into a pouch and removes a handful of what appears to be ashen flakes. She slowly walks along the shore of the lake, pinching some of it between her fingers and sprinkling it on the ground until she has no more.

Speaking to Geijon, Maags says, "Which kind."

Geijon asks, "Chocolate?"

Faerinn says, "I hope someone brought essences. And nonvolatile blood."

Maags says, "Lessee."

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth asks, "Why?"

Speaking to Raelee, Geijon says, "I suppose your only answer was we were naive."

Maags says, "Onlies has jam."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Goldtree asks, "What are those flakes, mage?"

Leafiara affirms, "Quite a lot of essences indeed."

Speaking to Razanetika, Ensayn explains, "I needed some whiskey for my own ritual."

Leafiara says, "Now the question is how many blood donors we'll have, and of what kind."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "For an imp, you're pretty quiet."

Vlashandra says, "Preparation."

Vlashandra nods at Goldtree.

Maags says, "Why is the blood needed."

Speaking to Geijon, Raelee asks, "Answer to what? What is the question?"

Goldtree squints at Vlashandra.

Ensayn sadly says, "You'll get nothing but whiskey from my veins."

Lylia says, "I would not have missed this."

You hear the voice of Falvicar swearing vehemently enough to scour the bark from a tree.

Maags says, "Specificallies."

Aserak whispers something to Raelee.

Leafiara amusedly asks, "What is it this time, Falvicar?"

Pukk recites:

"Everybody smooch Lylia!"

Leafiara points at Falvicar, ruining his hiding place.

Erienne begins to flirt with Lylia.

Gutstorm gives Lylia a quick little smooch.

Xecnephias gives Lylia a quick little smooch.

Lylia puts her hands on her hips.

Lylia looks over at Pukk and shakes her head.

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Wash well worf it!"

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth exclaims, "First Cryheart, now her?!"

Speaking to Lylia, Evia says, "It's over, Aralyte escaped, then immediately retired to become a flax farmer."

Erienne says, "Hm."

Vlashandra utters something, very faint, very archaic, and hundreds of specks begin to glow along the shoreline where she sprinkled the ashen flakes. She closes her eyes and exhales. She grows quiet, and the glow fades.

Lylia says, "Would that it were so."

Speaking to Raelee, Geijon says, "Farce of a trial anyways. It's nothing new with us."

Naamit whispers something to Maags.

Speaking amiably to Vlashandra, Leafiara offers, "Just let us know when the essences are needed. I know many here have done a lot to gather them this week."

Maags says, "It was not a farce of a conclusion tho."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Speaking to herself, Regwen asks, "Essence?"

Speaking to Regwen, Leafiara says, "Essences of air, earth, and fire for the ritual."

Speaking to Regwen, Evia says, "Elemental essences."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "And I am looking after your health, as well, Ma'am. If you become tired, or faint, you need to let us know."

Speaking to Leafiara, Maags says, "Do yous know why the blood is required."

Vlashandra nods at Alisette.

Maelkyth exclaims, "Poif!"

Vlashandra grins crookedly.

Vlashandra says, "Thank you Alisette."

Speaking to Maags, Leafiara admits, "Nope. It's her ritual, ask her."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Xecnephias says, "What happened to bourbon the fourth essense."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Hey!"

Ensayn thoughtfully says, "I would think ya could draw from a soulstone."

Alisette nods once at Vlashandra.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk whispers aloud, "She was saying wool of bat and tongue of dog in her incantation....I just know it."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Socks!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Maags says, "Did."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Wait!"

Erienne says, "Oh."

Vlashandra says, "Each phase will become more taxing, but tonight, shall be the least of it all."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Erienne says, "But the goat loves socks."

Maelkyth says, "Goats aren't terribly picky."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Erienne says, "It's too late, he ate them."

Vlashandra says, "Like seeding a field for a proper harvest."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "If you need puppy dog tail..I have that too."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "Thats so sweet."

Goldtree quietly says, "Nothing about the shadow valence is easy..."

Geijon says, "You realize who you are trying to call back? She stopped Althedeus."

Speaking to Maags, Leafiara recalls, "I believe the blood is somehow about linking each part of the ritual, but that's as far as my understanding goes."

Maags says, "Frog was wise."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Vlashandra says, "A bridge of blood."

Roelon deeply says, "Seeding ah field is the most important part however."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Bridges!"

Vlashandra agrees with Roelon.

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Xecnephias asks, "Offering a sacrifice or not?"

Saarosh asks, "Does she want to come back? Would it endanger the lands if she did?"

Maags says, "Wish Captain Stormyrain was here."

Geijon says, "Before this starts. What protocol as a Hall mage have you enacted? I suppose thank you for th' towers. We're going to fight in them tonight."

Naamit says, "If blood is what you need, that can be accomodated."

Maags says, "Or Sarvia."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Goldtree asks, "How does this bridge only allow the Palestra...and not other beings of shadow?"

Speaking to Xecnephias, Leafiara says, "They're just about to, yes."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "A literal bridge?"

Lylia says, "...which is why she should not be left to languish. Seven years is short by some reckonings, but it surely feels longer to her."

Lyrna says, "I wish she was too."

Vlashandra nods at Balley. [likely a whisper exchange]

Maelkyth exclaims, "Poof!"

Maylan says, "Okay see, the common mistake you blood mages make is that the blood is supposed to stay on the inside. Once it's on the outside, you've done messed up."

Maags says, "Because I wants to helps rescue the Blade but has been taught not to share blood."

Maags says, "By blood mages."

Maylan says, "You keep the inside bits on the inside, and you keep the outside bits on the outside."

Speaking to Maylan, Pukk says, "You know that is so true."

Speaking to Maylan, Rudar says, "Aint never seen nothin' come from blood bein' on the outside."

Speaking quietly to Maylan, Xecnephias says, "I have to pee."

Speaking to Pukk, Maylan says, "Stop looking at my outside bits."

Vlashandra says, "There are risks in what we do, and there are uncertainties when it comes to Aralyte."

Speaking to Maags, Leafiara ventures, "I'm guessing there will be other ways to help, even if it's as simple as defending the area or gathering matesrials."

[Voln - Gidion] "Congratulations!"

Speaking to Maylan, Pietra says, "It's like they made a sack to hold the insides in."

Speaking to Thrassus, Juspera mutters, "What?"

Vlashandra says, "We will discuss that before the night is done."

Speaking to Maylan, Xorus asks, "What if you turn them inside out first?"

Speaking to Maylan, Pukk says, "But your outside bits look nice."

Falvicar quietly asks, "With all due respect.. why this? Why now? Do you fools not remember what happened to those of us who were in the Shadow Realm for just a night? One night.. and we weren't so well. She's been in there for much much longer. Is it really and truly wise to even attempt to let her out when she can very well be a threat just by herself?"

Speaking to Juspera, Thrassus asks, "What?"

(Evia agrees with everybody, to hush 'em up.)

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Now they askin questions."

Speaking to Xorus, Maylan says, "Then the inside bits are on the outside, and you've done messed up."

Xorus says, "It is all very complicated."

Maags says, "What do yous do with the blood."

Speaking to Falvicar, Leafiara explains, "Well, she apparently reached out to Lady Vlashandra here, in thoughts."

Lylia snaps, "Why now? Would you like to let her rot another decade?"

Goldtree quietly says, "Falvicar has a point - all of us who went to the Shadow were changed, and not for the better. We should be...cautious...as to what it has done to her."

Xecnephias quietly says, "I will try not to mess."

Naamit whispers something to Maylan.

Zosopage says, "That was basically understood when we discussed this earlier."

Speaking quietly to Lylia, Falvicar says, "Then why let her be there for years? The point is still there. You don't know what happened to her."

Leafiara assures, "Everyone's quite cautious of what could happen here, and some more than others. But that doesn't mean it's not worth the try."

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Trow caution to da wind, we only live once!"

Vlashandra says, "Tonight, we seed the field. There is no danger. There are no shadows."

Maags says, "Lylia did suggest that even if Aralyte is not fit for her and our world anys longer that she rather would be put to rest."

Maags says, "Than there."

Xecnephias quietly says, "I would like to live more than once please."

Lylia exclaims, "If you want to flee, if your guts are running down your leg with fear, then go! No one is forcing you to stay. I, for one, shall. And if I must bleed for her, then I shall. She is my own kind, not yours, and if you cravens continue to quake and fret about it like querulous old folk, then go find the rocking chair at the Hearthstone porch!"

Geijon says, "I'm willing to get her."

Lylia nods once at Geijon.

Lylia says, "Thank you."

Guarrin says, "It seems either bringing her back, or putting her to rest would be a mercy for a debt owed."

Cryheart says, "Same here."

Vlashandra says, "When we reach the end of the final phase, our beacon may be strong enough to bring her home. It is very possible we will need to cross briefly to help secure that."

Roelon deeply says, "If it has to be done, then lets do it right."

Xorus reminds, "We have encountered Aralyte there since she was first stranded, she rose out of a pool of blood in a cavern."

Speaking quietly to Lylia, Xecnephias says, "Good idea, I will be on the porch everyone."

Speaking to Lylia, Alisette says, "I am not your kind. I am with you on this."

Speaking quietly to Lylia, Goldtree says, "I'm not saying we shouldn't fight for her...we all did once...I'm saying we should be prepared to...release her if need be."

Geijon asks, "Why do you want to get her Vlashandra?"

Evia says, "Interesting."

Maags whispers something to Lylia.

Geijon peers quizzically at Vlashandra.

Hapenlok: "Lylia, I resent the implication that I'm craven."

Speaking quietly to Alisette, Lylia says, "Thank you."

Speaking to Geijon, Guarrin says, "Good luck with that one."

Hapenlok: "...I heard that. heh." [he's looking in via familiar, but not present]

Guarrin whispers something to Geijon.

Speaking to Goldtree, Evia says, "You and Lylia actually agree on that if I recall."

Speaking to Lylia, Maelkyth says, "Can we get this started and find an answer to all these dreadfully late and inopportune questions."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Leafiara agrees, "Getting this started is exactly how we'll find an answer, indeed."

Saarosh says, "I am your kind, but I am not sure this is the best of choices. I also do not understand why the human empire is interested in saving a dark elf."

Berost deeply says, "We get her, I agree, savin is savin. If she not the same... or worse, she must be dealt with."

Xecnephias quietly says, "We should fight according to height, shortest ones in the back."

Speaking curiously to Saarosh, Leafiara says, "She's one person, not the entire Empire in herself."

Maelkyth says, "He volunteers to give."

Vlashandra says, "Often great accomplishments bring lost knowledge, justice, and the pride to wear one's face."

Geijon whispers something to Falvicar.

Guarrin whispers something to Cryheart.

Speaking to Saarosh, Leafiara says, "And the Hall actually won't aid in this."

Speaking to Xecnephias, Rudar says, "I'm fine with that."

Vlashandra says, "You should worry less on why I wish to help save her, and more on why you do not."

Cryheart asks, "Perhaps cause she sacrificed herself so others could live?"

Vlashandra nods at Geijon.

Faerinn says, "We're kinda deep in the procress to be debating whether or not to do it."

Berost deeply says, "Someone what knows who she used to be needs ta know and say when we get her."

Gidion: "We're all craven tonight!"

Lylia says, "She is not 'sacrificed' if she still lives."

Vlashandra says, "Unless your heroics are part-time."

Speaking to Falvicar, Geijon says, "Blade."

Gutstorm whispers to the group, "I gave Hap's familar da ol raspberry!"

Lylia says, "Unless you wish no one to rescue you when you fall in battle. 'Oh, poor fellow, he is dead. Ah well, such a sacrifice. No need for a cleric...'"

Speaking solemnly to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "Those of us committed are full time."

Vlashandra says, "I suppose bravery is as swappable as the spurs themselves."

Vlashandra grins at Geijon.

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "That has happened to me."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "I am part time. just getting that out there now."

Speaking to Falvicar, Geijon says, "Calm down."

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "You've established a name for yourself, though."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pukk says, "Yeah, but I didn't do it."

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maags says, "Most of us would wish to rescue the mage but it is not unfair to ask questions."

Zosopage says, "A true knight would do this regardless of the outcome. Deal with it as it happens."

Maags says, "Er the Blade not the mage."

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "I don't not doubt that you would."

Maags exclaims, "Yous the mage!"

Hapenlok: "At any rate, I'll be standing a post. I've flogged this dying horse enough."

Speaking earnestly to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "Well said."

Geijon whispers something to Falvicar.


Earthly Beginnings

Vlashandra says, "First, we will begin with the Essence of Earth."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pukk says, "Only if they told me not to."

Evia: "Ok, have some ales."

Leafiara taps some essence of earth, which is in her right hand.

Raelee quietly states, "True progress rarely comes without great risk."

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "Don't."

Speaking to Pukk, Erienne says, "Don't do it."

Guarrin mentions, "Courage does not mean walking into the field uninformed though. Even if the cause is just."

Evia asks, "A little touch of quiet please all?"

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Zosopage says, "Agreed."

Zosopage nods at Guarrin.

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth says, "This almost feels narcisstic sometimes."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Erienne says, "I don't know what you mean."

Geijon whispers something to Falvicar.

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of earth.

Vlashandra holds out her hand.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of earth.

Lyrna asks, "How much of it do you need?"

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth says, "Is that sarcasm.. 'cause it's really hard to tell."

Geijon whispers something to Falvicar.

Pukk whispers something to Falvicar.

Leafiara inquires, "Shall we hand over as much we have?"

Leafiara grins at Vlashandra.

Speaking drunkenly to Pietra, Gutstorm exclaims, "Shumbuddy doesh!"

Maelkyth says, "Awww."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra asks, "Who would that be?"

Evia says, "I am positive she will indicate what she needs when."

Chamorr heartily says, "Thay has bout a hunner of each."

Speaking to Shiril, Maags exclaims, "There is nevah a bad time but thank yous!"

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "Almost thirty of each with me right now, thanks mostly to Chandrellia, Balley, and a lot of searching alchemist tables."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "If yooz one short, me kin shell dish one for ...a modesht fee."

Leafiara whispers aloud, "I think she's focusing on starting the ritual." [OOC: not easy to represent time in a log, but there had been a long pause with nothing from Vlashandra since accepting the essence]

Erienne asks, "Shellfish?"

Goldtree quietly says, "A beacon...."

Erienne says, "Shhh."

Goldtree quietly mutters, "Seeding the ground, she said..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "If you keep staring you will get her mad....wait..."

Pukk squints at Vlashandra.

Pukk takes a moment to observe Vlashandra.

Erienne says, "Ooh."

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth says, "Shoulda brought more to drink."

Erienne whispers something to Maelkyth.

Maelkyth says, "As if."

Falvicar whispers something to Yukito.

Vlashandra holds the essence of earth in the palm of her hand, its energy shifting and churning, thickening, then softening, then thickening again as she whispers something to the element.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk whispers aloud, "Her blue robes clash with her complexion."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Erienne says, "Thank you."

>lo vlas

You see Lady Vlashandra the Adjudicator of the Hall of Mages.

She appears to be a Human.

She is average height. She appears to be in the spring of life. She has sharp, gold-flecked snow white eyes and ashen skin. She has long, loosely ringeleted copper red hair. She has an angular face and fresh cuts in the palms of her hands. She has a series of scab-covered scars that split her thin lips and stretch up, fragmenting her face before ending just below one of her eyes.

She is in good shape.

She is holding some essence of earth in her right hand.

She is wearing a thin gold choker, a deeply hooded light blue robe stained with dried blood, a gold-clasped black leather satchel, and some sturdy dark leather boots.

Maelkyth exclaims, "Sure!"

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Sho when to shackfice da halfalinsh?"

Geijon whispers something to Falvicar.

Erienne asks, "Why do you keep talking about shellfish?"

Geijon whispers something to Falvicar.

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Wot a shellfish?"

Vlashandra whispers to the essence in her hand.

Cryheart whispers something to Balinworn.

Vlashandra frowns at some essence of earth.

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Turn yooz frown upshide down!"

Vlashandra closes her hand, the essence melting away.

Vlashandra says, "Another."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "Its like chocolate, yum."

Leafiara nods understandingly at Vlashandra.

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of earth.

Pukk whispers something to Shiril.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of earth.

Maylan says, "You know, every time I talk to dirt the dirt does not talk back."

Leifa curiously says, "Interesting potions."

Speaking to Maylan, Maags says, "Dirt is a good listener."

Vlashandra removes a black tome from her satchel, furiously flipping through she pages then settles on one. She seems to be mouthing something as she reads along then stows the book away.

Maylan says, "I imagine if it could talk back though, it would say 'stop stepping on me!'"

Speaking to Asben, Erienne asks, "Is that chocolate in your pocket or...?"

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth exclaims, "Gross!"

Speaking to Erienne, Asben says, "I'ts sort of chocolate."

Cryheart whispers something to Zosopage.

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth says, "Bad, bad visual."

Naamit whispers something to Ysharra.

Speaking to Erienne, Asben says, "But also the or..."

Zosopage whispers something to Cryheart.

Erienne whispers something to Maelkyth.

Vlashandra whispers to the essence in her palm.

Maags says, "Finallies."

Chamorr heartily says, "Takes less time to make scotch."

Speaking to Juspera, Balinworn says, "Vishmiir."

Speaking to Lylia, Maelkyth says, "It's okay, most of us like scotch."

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

Vlashandra nods.

Vlashandra whispers to the essence in her palm.

Maelkyth says, "Eww..."

Leafiara offers, "If having dozens of essences would be more helpful, I'm sure we have that many among us..."

Lylia repeats, "Seven years. Seven years she has been lost. Should we rush this now?"

Maelkyth asks, "Anyone just hear that high-pitched squeal?"

Vlashandra asks, "It was heard?"

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Wot da whishper in me mind?"

Speaking to Juspera, Balinworn says, "That always did make things seem to speed up, saying that name."

Goldtree quietly says, "It was....deeper. Guttural."

Vlashandra nods.

Nottinghamm says, "A voice."

Speaking to Goldtree, Maelkyth says, "You're hearing all weird."

Vlashandra says, "Perfect."

Nottinghamm says, "Of sorts."

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "It might reach her."

Chamorr heartily says, "Heard it."

Pukk exclaims, "Oh you all heard that too!"

Hapenlok: "Gee. Leafi, you think I could get double pay for this evening?"

Maelkyth says, "Definitely a high pitched squeal."

Friston softly says, "...doens't seem perfect..."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "Thats just sexy whispers."

Hapenlok: "I'm rallying troops."

Juspera says, "Um."

Pukk says, "I'm so relieved."

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "Not that..."

Pukk chatters to himself, apparently engaged in a spirited debate with his alter ego.

Vlashandra removes a thin obsidian dagger from in her light blue robe.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Thrassus asks, "Ah, that was expected?"

Vlashandra says, "Yes."

Cryheart says, "Sounded like Gutstorm's stomach."

Thrassus nods at Vlashandra.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Da voish....it tole me...it shay...ignore Hapenlok."

Leafiara: "...pay from who or what?"

Leifa says, "Speaking of potions that make ya think twice...."

Vlashandra says, "The essence of earth, the man provides the seed that fertilizes the field for a harvest."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pukk says, "I like the way your stomach thinks."

Hapenlok: "Oh, you know what? I'll poke that bear later."


Earthen Blood: Gutstorm

Vlashandra asks, "Who heard the call, that wishes to give blood?"

Maylan: "Wait. You get paid? How come I don't get paid?"

Hapenlok: "I feel like a Militia Captain, though."

Xecnephias quietly says, "Thats deep."

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Shign me up!"

Thrassus raises his hand.

Erienne whispers something to Leifa.

Maelkyth raises his hand.

Thrassus says, "I shall."

Cryheart raises his hand.

Gutstorm glances at Vlashandra and raises his hand.

Cryheart nods at Vlashandra.

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Odd, I'm not sure I heard anything, but... if others did, that's promising." [OOC: I missed the context that it was only men, as apparently did others since there were several female volunteers]

Roelon deeply says, "Ye hae many that would."

Speaking to Balinworn, Juspera exclaims, "No!"

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Gutstorm.

Maelkyth nods at Vlashandra.

Maylan: "I demand compensation for my public services!"

Saarosh says, "There is nothing else I can do, so I will donate blood."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leifa says, "Not getting my blood without a fight."

Pietra whispers to the group, "I heard nothing."

Leifa glances at Vlashandra and folds her arms over her chest.

Gidion whispers to the group, "I heard it....luckly me."

Shiril whispers to the group, "... is it, though?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Lyrna says, "I did not."

Speaking to Juspera, Balinworn says, "You have extra blood. I've seen it."

Zosopage says, "If more is needed then I will."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah would be willin' if ye need more."

Juspera explains, "I can't give blood. I don't have enough."

Speaking drunkenly to Vlashandra, Gutstorm says, "No hickeysh, me hash an image to maintain."

Juspera says, "Look how pale I am."

Hapenlok: "Well, the skeleton crew has been alerted to stay vigilant."

Pukk says, "I heard a voice in my head, but it was just babbling on....it didn't tell me about blood though."

Friston softly says, "I expect I'll be bleeding plenty later on..."

Xecnephias whispers to the group, "Several whispered heard, I think she likes me."

Vlashandra says, "Your hand. Cut it, and bleed for me."

Vlashandra nods at Gutstorm.

Leafiara reminds, "This is all voluntary, be at ease all." [lots of fidgeting and staring and such cut out]

Gutstorm removes a faenor-tipped white ora dagger from in his weapon harness.

Lylia echoes, "For you?"

Speaking to Balinworn, Juspera exclaims, "There's no extra blood!"

Maylan: "I think hiring skeletons as militia members was a mistake."

Speaking to Juspera, Naamit counters, "I see blood everywhere."

Lylia quietly says, "For her. Not for you. I know her face."

Zosopage says, "Gutstorm's blood is going to be a little thin and full of alcohol."

Speaking to Juspera, Shiril asks, "Who asked for the 'extra' parts?"

Speaking to Juspera, Balinworn says, "Well, fair enough. You do look rather pale."

Gutstorm glares darkly, a murderous glint in his eyes as his lips tighten into a cool sneer.

(Gutstorm cuts his hand open slowly.)

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Gutstorm.

Speaking quietly to Zosopage, Xecnephias says, "Eighty proof blood."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "Would you like some Pukkish blood too? It's a rare vintage."

Aeith whispers to the group, "Was it just the males that heard the sound?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me no feel a fing."

Roelon deeply says, "Bottle it up, sell it at Helga's."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "...maybe those attuned to earth?"

Maelkyth whispers to the group, "Good question. Sees so."

Xecnephias whispers to the group, "Thats a yes for one male."

Faerinn says, "I heard the call and am willing, but probably the worst possible donor for rites."

Evia whispers to the group, "Who knows, it just happened, I donno."

Erienne says, "Pure sylvan blood."

Gidion whispers to the group, "Figures. we probably deserve it..."

Ensayn absently says, "Ya can take my blood if you can find any in there."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "We have a willing source."

(OOC) Gutstorm's player whispers to the group, "Could be dwarves."

Roelon whispers to the group, "Interesting...Ah heard it for sure."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maylan exclaims, "My blood is surely too pure for your dark ritual. You shan't have any!"

Cryheart whispers to the group, "I heard it..I must be grounded?"

Leafiara whispers to the group, "If it depends on our elemental attunement, then I'll hear something when she works with the essence of air."

(OOC) Goldtree's player whispers to the group, "I heard a guttural sound, but there's no way Goldtree is giving blood."

Friston whispers to the group, "Don't know that I'd say I'm especially attuned to the earth..."

Xecnephias whispers to the group, "Male gnome, partial earth."

Asben whispers to the group, "I heard it but I have no elemental attunement."

Speaking vehemently to Ysharra, Naamit breathes, "Do it."

Speaking to Naamit, Ysharra says, "Patience."

Faerinn says, "Half-elf from Talador. The reasons why not should be self explanatory."

Vlashandra kneels, holding her palm below Gutstorm, allowing the dwarf's blood to drip into the earthen essence. She whispers, and the blood seems to swirl about the essence, mixing like oil and water, neither one consuming the other, but connected.

Hapenlok: "Like I said, Mayor...one drunk is enough for this town."

Pietra whispers to the group, "Did any females hear it?"

(OOC) Cryheart's player whispers to the group, "Warriors can hold elemental spells."

(OOC) Zosopage's player whispers to the group, "Yes, it was a guttural sound."

Speaking to Naamit, Ysharra says, "She's asking for men, currently."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Well... whatever the case, seems promising enough."

Xecnephias whispers to the group, "They hear everything."

Geijon whispers something to Raelee.

Maylan: "YARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pukk says, "You and her are blood brothers now."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Who knew I wash speshal."

Regwen whispers to the group, "Not I, but then I will never give blood for blood magic anyway."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra says, "Uh oh."

Gutstorm grunts bashfully, averting his eyes.

Cryheart says, "You spend a lot of time tasting the earth. After ye pass out."

Cryheart grins at Gutstorm.

Lylia whispers something to Gutstorm.

Gidion whispers to the group, "I'm not sure hearing noises while performing blood rituals is 'promising' by most standards...but I am a wimp."

Gutstorm gazes admiringly at Lylia.

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Stick around here long enough and it'll seem quite normal!"

Ensayn whispers to the group, "I hear voices most all the time. I did not know it was so important."

Lyrna whispers to the group, "That's what I'm afraid of!"

Speaking drunkenly to Lylia, Gutstorm says, "Me shtill want me stachoo."

Lylia says, "So do I. We may have to argue over her."

Guarrin whispers something to Ysharra.

Geijon whispers to the group, "The Landing tolerates and mostly accepts everyone, until it doesn't."

Xecnephias whispers to the group, "If only Vishra was here, that would really screw her up."

Vlashandra kneels down.

Vlashandra slowly places a swirling essence of blood red earth on the ground near the shoreline.

Maelkyth exclaims, "I wanna see!"

Vlashandra stands up.

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Vlashandra says, "Earth. Another one."

Naamit whispers something to Ysharra.

Maelkyth exclaims, "Here!"

Hapenlok: "Everyone I haven't spoken to in town, yet....hear my words, just stay on your toes tonight. If anything happens, do the best you can. And I'll stand with you."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of earth.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of earth.

Leifa says, "Hmmm, appears almost the hue of the sands of Teras Isle."

Speaking to an essence of blood red earth, Leafiara muses, "So far so good.."

In a fair imitation of Maelkyth, Balinworn says, "I love to give blood for magic rituals."

Evia: "Ok, will do, have some ales."

Geijon whispers something to Evia.

Maags says, "Pardons. I will be back."


Earthen Blood: Thrasssus

'Vlashandra asks, "Who heard the earth's call, will give of their blood?"

Xecnephias quietly asks, "All out of Earth, but Asben dont you have some mud in your pocket?"

Thrassus says, "I shall."

Roelon nods at Vlashandra.

Cryheart raises his hand.

Pukk nods at Vlashandra.

Gidion raises his hand.

Aserak says, "I will."

Speaking to Balinworn, Maelkyth says, "I'm an empath.. blood to spare."

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Thrassus.

Thrassus nods at Vlashandra.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "I did."

Guarrin whispers something to Ysharra.

Evia whispers something to Geijon.

Thrassus gives a slight flick of his wrist, and a silvery black hematite pavade engraved with crooked sigils suddenly appears in his hand!

Vlashandra says, "Bleed. For her."

Vlashandra nods at Thrassus.

Adalfuns: "Trouble in the East tower."

Hapenlok: "Oh?"

Leifa whispers something to Erienne.

Standing with rigid posture, Thrassus brings both hands around the hilt of his hematite pavade and holds it out directly in front of him. With quick, steady movements, Thrassus thrusts the pavade out to the north and stoically turns in a circle, raising it high overhead as he completes the turn.

Leafiara: "Just ordinary locksmith trouble, right?"

Speaking to Geijon, Evia says, "Always be arming."

Thrassus kneels and bows his head over his hematite pavade. He closes his eyes and remains still for a moment before returning to his previous position.

Adalfuns: "Two bodies, don't know how."

Adalfuns: "They're gone now anyway."

Thrassus appears to be trying to concentrate when suddenly his eyes widen and he twitches with a quick shiver.

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth asks, "What's she doing?"

Speaking to Evia, Geijon says, "I think your blood is needed on this one."

Maylan: "Death by nose picking, most likely."

Hapenlok: "Damn it, fumblemore."

Maelkyth says, "I can't get.. a good.. angle."

Speaking to Geijon, Evia says, "We shall see."

Adalfuns: "I always peer inside before I go in for just that reason."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon asks, "You weren't at this fight. Do you realize what you are asking?"

With his hematite pavade held high, Thrassus throws his head back, arching his body slightly, as he releases a heathen scream.

With careful precision, Thrassus uses his hematite pavade to slice a long, deep line across his left palm. Blood immediately pools along the surface of the cut.

He wipes the blade clean.

With careful precision, Thrassus use his hematite pavade to slice a long, deep line across his right palm. Blood immediately pools along the surface of the cut.

Geijon says, "Goldtree has tried hard."

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Thrassus.

The white mouse squeaks.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon says, "We were in that fight."

Speaking to a white mouse, Evia says, "I could not agree more."

(Thrassus holds his hands over the earth, flexing to increase the blood flow.)

Hapenlok: "That's sound logic, but I like to live dangerously."

Leifa irritatedly says, "Some of these abominations already took enough blood outta me last eve."

Vlashandra holds the essence beneath Thrassus's hand, letting the willing blood of his wound spill over the sides of his palm and drip onto the essence of earth in her hand as she chants.

Hapenlok: "You haven't lived until you blundered into a spore cloud."

Geijon says, "Leave it to wizards to ignore questions."

Speaking amusedly to Geijon, Leafiara says, "Well, gotta give ya that one."

Speaking to Geijon, Evia says, "Rule one of rituals, no yick yacking."

Thrassus nods with satisfaction.

Bernadette softly says, "I was a guest fer dinner mesef."

Vlashandra kneels, placing another essence of blood red earth near the first.

Falvicar whispers something to Evia.

(OOC) Evia's player whispers to the group, "You guys are cracking me up."

Folding his arms against his waist, Thrassus slips his hands into the opposite sleeve of his thick indigo robe and maintains a contemplative disposition.


Earthen Blood: Cryheart

Vlashandra asks, "You came forward Sir Cryheart. You heard the earthen call?"

Cryheart nods at Vlashandra.

Cryheart says, "Aye, m'lady."

Geijon says, "His choice."

Naamit whispers something to Ysharra.

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Cryheart says, "A guttural sound."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of earth.

Xecnephias whispers to the group, "No thieves amongst us to get that essence back?"

Vlashandra says, "Another."

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of earth.

Vlashandra says, "Bleed, Sir Cryheart."

Cryheart nods.

Evia says, "Heard the earthen call sounds like it should be part of a song."

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "Sounds like Happy when he is complaining."

Cryheart removes a haon-hilted drake skinning knife from in his leather weapons harness.

Roelon deeply says, "Usually, women just ask for dinner...."

(Cryheart draws the knife against his palm.)

Adalfuns: "I'll have to settle for secondhand accounts, I'm afraid."

Speaking quietly to Cryheart, Xecnephias says, "Now you are a bleeding Cryheart."

Vlashandra grins crookedly.

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Cryheart.

Cryheart says, "To rescue the Palestra."

Cryheart gazes up into the heavens.

Vlashandra holds her hand beneath Cryheart's, watching as the knight's blood drizzles onto the earthen essence like caramel over a warm treat.

Lylia whispers something to Cryheart.

Speaking quietly to Cryheart, Goldtree says, "I hope we don't regret this, Knight."

Evia says, "Ugh."

Pukk says, "I'm hungry now for some reason."

Geijon whispers something to Evia.

(OOC) Saarosh's player whispers to the group, "Cryheart's blood is extra sweet?"

Speaking to Goldtree, Leafiara assures, "We'll do our very best not to."

Leifa whispers something to Asben.

Cryheart put a haon-hilted drake skinning knife in his leather weapons harness.

(OOC) Gutstorm's player whispers to the group, "It's pure."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Balinworn says, "I heard the voice and I have been told I am good at bleeding. If you need more blood I will offer mine as well."

Evia: "Still watching Hapenlok?"

Suddenly, the essence within Vlashandra's palm begins to shift and twist violently, shrinking, growing, shrinking, then crumbling.

Speaking to Goldtree, Leafiara adds, "And for me, at least, the bigger regret would be not trying."

Vlashandra frowns.

Friston softly says, "Uhoh...."

Saarosh says, "Oh, that didn't look good."

Leafiara curiously says, "Hm."

Cryheart says, "She held back the shadows while others escaped through the rift..I could do no less."

Pietra asks, "Too sweet?"

Speaking to Cryheart, Maelkyth exclaims, "You broke it!"

Speaking to Goldtree, Zosopage says, "Regret in this matter is dual. Either way it would or could be regretted."

Vlashandra says, "We need only one more. I am sorry, your blood did not work."

Speaking to Cryheart, Balinworn asks, "You been drinking?"

Vlashandra says, "Mayor. Another."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Oh, oh!"

Maelkyth waves.

Hapenlok: "I am."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of earth.

Pukk says, "I will try."

Juspera says, "I mean. Of course I want her to be rescued."

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of earth.

Maelkyth says, "Pleeeeez."

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

Speaking drunkenly to Cryheart, Gutstorm says, "We need hooligansh blood."

Goldtree quietly says, "Perhaps. But I regret all my interactions with blood mages thus far..."

Aserak says, "Yes."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Balinworn says, "I will offer mine if you need more."

Evia says, "It was too caramely."

Nottinghamm says, "I willing offer my blood."

Speaking to Balinworn, Juspera says, "But I'm sure lots of people will want to give blood."


Earthen Blood: Maelkyth

Vlashandra points at Maelkyth.

Maelkyth lets out a cheer!

Leifa agreeably says, "Because it is pure."

Maelkyth sashays up to Vlashandra.

Maelkyth hoots.

Erienne looks thoughtfully at Maelkyth.

Maelkyth winks at Erienne.

Speaking to Cryheart, Leafiara muses, "Silly as Gutstorm can sound at times, he might be right in this case."

Cryheart says, "I think the valence be scared of me."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "Are you sure that you do not require a more..."

Speaking to Leifa, Evia says, "Caramely."

Speaking softly to Maelkyth, Friston asks, "...congrats?"

Hapenlok: "You still finding it necessary to taunt me, Evia?"

Lylia says, "She did what she had to do. Knights and Palestra are not the same, but neither are known for shying away from doing what they must."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "...salty reservoir?"

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pukk says, "You can't be outdone by Shiny. You need to yell as you cut yourself."

Geijon says, "It is no small thing to offer your blood. Let me it be understood. Everyone is judging you. Questioning your decisions. Seeing if you have th' power to control it."

Speaking to Goldtree, Zosopage says, "Sometimes blood mages can be an end to a means for something other then evil."

Evia: "I'm not taunting, just keeping comms up and being alert. All is well?"

Geijon says, "This is not a joke."

Maelkyth says, "Okay."

Speaking to Pietra, Balinworn says, "Seriously. Bleeding is basically the one thing I am really good at."

Hapenlok: "So far, so good. just a slight ....incident in the Gate Tower East."

Speaking to Cryheart, Regwen says, "Plenty of us fought on this side of the veil that night. There will be much to do here, I'd guess."

Goldtree quietly says, "Perhaps. But I've fought Stone, I've fought Elithain, and even Raznel. Blood magic is...not right."

Evia: "Alrighty."

Vlashandra stares at Maelkyth, tapping her foot impatiently as she waits.

Hapenlok: "You know, the usual incidents that happen there."

Cryheart says, "Perhaps it is the kroderine as well."

Speaking softly to Maelkyth, Friston asks, "Second thoughts?"

Speaking to Balinworn, Juspera says, "Oh you told me once they called you the 'regular guy.' Because you ate so much acantha."

Maags says, "Blood magic can be good or evil."

Maelkyth attempts to hum a merry little tune.

Speaking curiously to Goldtree, Leafiara asks, "But you have a great relationship with Stormyrain, don't you?"

Maelkyth exclaims, "Nope!"

Speaking to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "Good point."

Raelee neutrally asks, "And what defines magic as right or wrong?"

Roelon deeply says, "Just take ah blade and poke yir hand."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Not even first thoughts!"

Maags says, "It is intent and how it is given."

Maelkyth preens.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "She didn't want to use my blood because it is probably too rich for the magic."

Speaking to Juspera, Balinworn says, "You can set a sundial by me."

Speaking to Raelee, Evia says, "Intentions."

Speaking to Cryheart, Guarrin says, "Too pure."

Vlashandra says, "Bleed."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Goldtree says, "She learned how to protect herself from blood magic, but I do not consider her a blood mage."

Vlashandra nods at Maelkyth.

Speaking to Goldtree, Zosopage says, "As have I. I don't condone it to be sure but I can't dismiss it at the same time."

Raelee continues, "... magic is a tool. The moral measurement ought to be directed at the wielder and purpose, and not the magic itself."

Maelkyth nods at Vlashandra.

Lylia sourly says, "Every time I attend a ritual or a battle, a moral debate breaks out."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Balinworn asks, "Want help?"

Speaking to Raelee, Pukk says, "I hate it when I agree with you."

Speaking softly to Maelkyth, Razanetika asks, "Do you need a dagger?"

Speaking to Balinworn, Maelkyth asks, "In bleeding?"

Maelkyth removes an old oak-hilted dagger from in his brightly-hued cloak.

Speaking curiously to Goldtree, Leafiara says, "Well, if that makes a distinction to you, then fair enough, I suppose."

Maelkyth taps an old oak-hilted dagger, which is in his left hand.

Vlashandra seems to be waiting for something.

Speaking softly to Maelkyth, Razanetika asks, "Do you know how to use it?"

Vlashandra glances at Maelkyth.

Cryheart says, "Tis ok..I shall be defending the Landing with my Order and all of ye."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Goldtree says, "We each have our limits. I have been controlled by blood mages, and it's a feeling I won't soon forget."

Speaking to Goldtree, Regwen says, "Rather I leave my blood on the battlefield."

Speaking to Pukk, Aserak says, "She is quite reasonable...not a terrible position to take up."

Speaking quietly to Regwen, Goldtree says, "Rather they never see my blood, and only see theirs."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Well, ya!"

Maelkyth whines.

Speaking to Aserak, Geijon asks, "Raelee?"

Speaking dubiously to Maelkyth, Leafiara asks, "Honestly, you wanted to see the blood sacrifice and now you're hesitating?"

Speaking to Geijon, Aserak says, "Yes."

(Balinworn moves Maelkyth's hand over the dagger he holds.)

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pukk asks, "Need my knife?"

(Maelkyth draws the blade of his dagger across his palm, oddly delighting in the act.)

Speaking to Aserak, Geijon says, "You don't know her to make that statement."

Pukk removes a razor-sharp pure silver stiletto from in his leather pants.

Maelkyth squeals.

Speaking to Geijon, Aserak says, "As you believe."

Geijon says, "As I know."

Vlashandra squints at Maelkyth.

Speaking to Maelkyth, Balinworn says, "Here you go, just push and pull. Like.. well nevermind. Just push and pull."

Maelkyth squints at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra says, "We may need more..."

Maelkyth asks, "Is that deep enough?"

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Maelkyth.

Vlashandra asks, "May I?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Maelkyth.

Maelkyth says, "Please do."

Maelkyth nods at Vlashandra.

Speaking to Aserak, Geijon says, "Raelee and I understand each other, somewhere."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "You might have to cut off the hand."

Speaking skeptically to Geijon, Aserak says, "Im sure the two of you do...it is not my concern currently."

Leifa says, "Why our leadership chooses to source outsiders...strangers...to bring this dark magic to the town...I can't abide."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth says, "Chaos is a ladder, but I'm bad about details."

Maelkyth clears his throat.

Speaking casually to Naamit, Shiril says, "It's a good look on you." [all throughout both for a while before this point and a longer while after this point, someone had sliced Naamit's throat in anticipation and she was playing it out with various ACTs and other actions]

Hapenlok: "Oh, and apologies, Evia, I'm so used to being taunted and ridiculed when I take my stands. I'm used to acting accordingly."

Speaking to Balinworn, Maelkyth asks, "Lop off a hand for me?"

Vlashandra almost snatches Maelkyth's wounded hand and swiftly she takes her own thin obsidian dagger and brings it sharply down on his palm, the blade neatly and quickly cutting all the way through the hand, the blood-soaked tip visible underneath. With her other hand, Vlashandra holds the essence of earth beneath it, letting the blood drip, drip, drip onto the ingredient in her palm.

Speaking to Leifa, Leafiara says, "This was her own idea and she came here for it..."

Hapenlok: "And I keep landing on my feet at the well."

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

Speaking to Shiril, Ysharra says, "She asked me for help."

Evia: "No worries, things here are just as you expect...noisey and quarrelsome."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Yeesh!"

Speaking to Maelkyth, Balinworn says, "Well there ya go."

Gutstorm: "Well arnt you kinda short, standing on a soapbox just gives you a better view!"

Roelon deeply says, "Oohh, ye hae done that before..."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pukk says, "Just a small scratch."

Speaking to Shiril, Ysharra says, "I gave her what she needed."

Speaking to Leifa, Leafiara admits, "Though I do think this is a great idea anyway, so there's that."

Hapenlok: "I'm taller than you, Dwarf."

Maelkyth lets out a cheer!

Evia says, "Geez."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth asks, "Now, I get that back, right?"

Speaking to Thrassus, Ysharra says, "She's a large woman. There will be more to come."

Speaking to Ysharra, Shiril says, "And apparently you did it well."

Cryheart whispers somethinng to Leafiara.

Speaking to Naamit, Pietra asks, "Do you need healing?"

Speaking disappointedly to herself, Leifa says, "Wasted vote."

Maelkyth bows to Vlashandra.

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "No tentacles......yet."

Geijon says, "This is phase one, eh."

Speaking to Pietra, Naamit mouths, "Nnpp ehh nnggg."

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth says, "We're in the unknown."

Maelkyth adopts an agreeable expression.

Speaking drunkenly to Pietra, Gutstorm says, "She say Gutstorm is cute."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra says, "I doubt that."

Juspera sleepily says, "This is really interesting but I don't want to fall asleep here."

Geijon whispers something to Lylia.

Juspera says, "Good night everybody."

Vlashandra pulls her blade from Maelkyth's hand and places an essence of blood red earth on the ground.

Vlashandra drops an essence of blood red earth.

Cryheart says, "Rest well."

Speaking to Juspera, Thrassus says, "I promise I won't toss you into the lake."

Geijon whispers something to Lylia.

Speaking to Naamit, Pietra says, "I'm not a healer, but there are many here."

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

Speaking to Lylia, Geijon says, "Risk to survive."

Vlashandra idly scratches herself on the neck.

Speaking drunkenly to Regwen, Gutstorm exclaims, "Shacrilige!"

Speaking to Naamit, Geijon says, "You've bled enough."

Airy Beginnings

Vlashandra says, "Air."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Speaking heartily to Cryheart, Chamorr says, "Don't worry, when ya turn into a stark raving lunatic demon, I'll release you."

Leifa whispers something to Erienne.

Speaking to Naamit, Ysharra says, "I hear you."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of air.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of air.

Cryheart says, "It appears I shall nae be going."

Speaking to Cryheart, Maags exclaims, "Where!"

Cryheart says, "The earth dinnae accept my offer."

Speaking to Cryheart, Evia says, "That is just for this part.."

Cryheart says, "It seems."

Cryheart says, "Oh."

Speaking to Cryheart, Leafiara speculates, "Just because the essence rejected your blood doesn't necessarily mean you won't be needed for future parts of the ritual, I'd think."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Zosopage says, "If it is hot air ya need Pukk is full of it."

Roelon deeply says, "This is just seedin' the fields."

Speaking heartily to Cryheart, Chamorr says, "How do ya know."

Vlashandra frowns.

Vlashandra put a thin obsidian dagger in her light blue robe.

Roelon deeply says, "The crop has nae grown yet."

Pukk says, "Wait."

Speaking to Raelee, Rudar asks, "A crop like the one in the Moot Hall a while back, eh?"

Speaking distractedly to Rudar, Raelee asks, "Hmm?"

Vlashandra removes her black tome and slowly opens to a bookmarked page. She licks her bloodstained fingers and flips through a few pages then comes to a stop. Her eyes dart back and forth on the page, then back and forth again.

Vlashandra frowns.

Cryheart says, "Then we shall see how the other rituals go."

Vlashandra stows her black tome away.

Geijon whispers something to Lylia.

Speaking to Raelee, Rudar says, "I 'member feedin' my blood to some plants like this before. Aint nothin' good came of it."

Gidion whispers to the group, "Rarely good when you need to read the instructions a second time...."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "Everything coming out alright?"

Geijon whispers something to Lylia.

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Razanetika asks, "Did you find what you were looking for?"

Vlashandra says, "Perhaps."

Pietra asks, "How is nobody attending to this bleeding giantess on the ground?"

Nicolas whispers to the group, "Always good to double check."

Shiril whispers to the group, "... especially if you're frowning when doing so."

Maylan says, "She seems fine."

Guarrin whispers something to Cryheart.

Speaking drunkenly to Pietra, Gutstorm says, "Me hash wandering handsh, it besht me not check."

Lyrna whispers to the group, "Better to double check than make a mistake because you were too vain to admit it was wise to."

Erienne asks, "What?"

Ysharra whispers something to Naamit.

Vlashandra says, "This will not be kind."

Roelon deeply asks, "Oh?"

Speaking to Rudar, Raelee says, "... people offer blood. It is their responsibility to contemplate the consequences."

Evia asks, "What?"

Leafiara curiously asks, "Meaning..?"

Regwen whispers to the group, "Measure twice cut once... In this case, ye don't want her stabbing ye more than once the way she does it."

Speaking to Pietra, Maylan assures, "Yeah, she's fine."

Faerinn says, "Alright. Continue to be mysterious. Inspiring lots of confidence."

Cryheart whispers something to Guarrin.

Pukk whispers to the group, "She forgot that she had to face south and look up at the moon while she incanted her spell."

Vlashandra says, "I caution, it may appear gruesome. But birth is beautiful in its own right."

Leafiara tentatively says, "...okay then."

Speaking to Raelee, Rudar says, "An' I aint seein' you with yer hands out either."

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

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Even ugly girlsh need love."

Pietra asks, "Is it going to be like pimples?"

Evia says, "And it hurts like hell too."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maylan says, "Well you've already licked bloody fingers. That, I maintain, is the ickiest thing so far tonight."

Speaking frightenedly to Vlashandra, Pukk asks, "You're bringing a child into this world?"

Regwen asks, "Birth of what?"

Pukk asks, "Are you crazy?"

Nicolas whispers to the group, "What have we gotten into?"

Mekimin whispers to the group, "Ritual magicks are at least sixty percent dramatic tension; trust the process."

Leifa irritatedly says, "This is some twisted birthing process."

Pukk exclaims, "We are doomed!"

Speaking to Rudar, Raelee says, "Correct."

Pietra asks, "Does that mean all those bloodgivers are parents?"

Lylia says, "People are welcome to disinvite themselves if they find themselves squeamish. Magic is not always pretty. And sometimes it is even 'dark.'"

Cryheart says, "Pray to your Arkati, and seek solace if ye fret."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk exclaims, "Talk her out of giving birth...you know what will happen!"

Maylan enthuses, "Congratulations on your new spawn!"

Vlashandra begins to chant, closing her eyes, as she whispers into the essence of air in her hand.

Speaking slowly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "No, I try not to tell people what to do if I can help it..."

Maags whispers something to Cryheart.

Geijon whispers something to Lylia.

You hear the faint cry of a babe, its whimper carried on a distant wind.

Evia says, "Hmm."

Erienne whispers something to Leifa.

Saarosh says, "I heard that."

Regwen asks, "Cry of a babe?"

Balley softly asks, "A baby?"

Vlashandra nods.

Lylia whispers something to Ysharra.

Vlashandra says, "Perfect. It worked."

Maags says, "Somebodies is hasing a nightmare out loud."

Evia says, "I heard a lil one."

Saarosh says, "A whimpering baby."

Maags says, "Stop it."

Leafiara simply remarks, "...weird."

Speaking to Maags, Pietra says, "I'm afraid of babies too."

Friston softly says, "Well I didn't hear that one, so I guess I don't have to give birth tonight."

Geijon whispers something to Lylia.

Speaking to Asben, Leifa says, "Did you hear that? We're allowed to stay and disagree."

Roelon deeply says, "This is ah good thing."

Pietra whispers to the group, "Maybe this cry was only heard by females?"

Lyrna says, "I had best not give birth tonight, it is far too early for her."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me fink da femalesh heard dat, sho pukk mushta heard it."

Vlashandra removes a thin obsidian dagger from in her light blue robe.

Gidion whispers to the group, "Heard no cries here...."

Shiril whispers to the group, "Pardon, but... the men did not hear that?"

Speaking to Cryheart, Maylan asks, "How are you going to break the news to your fiance that you are about to become a proud father?"

Leafiara whispers to the group, "I heard it and I'm attuned to air."

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "Babies are the worst kind of demon spawn."

Aserak says, "Right, the males did not hear that."

Speaking to Maylan, Pietra says, "His blood didn't work, though."

Xecnephias whispers to the group, "Male gnome no heard, but I do have to pee still."

Maelkyth asks, "Typical, right?"

Cryheart says, "I dinnae hear any crying babies."

Chamorr heartily says, "Nope."

Friston softly says, "All yours, ladies."

Speaking to Cryheart, Maylan says, "Ah, a practiced parent already."

Ysharra says, "I heard it."

Pietra whispers to the group, "I heard it, attuned to water. Hear that, Xecnephias, WATER."

Shiril whispers to the group, "There's a lake right here for use regarding facilities for such."

Speaking to Leifa, Asben says, "I'm here to help protect the Landing should there be a need to."

Aeith says, "It was faint, carried like a whisper on the wind."

Erienne says, "I definitely heard it."

Alisette says, "I heard it."

Shiril whispers to the group, "I also heard it, but I'm attuned to lightning."

Leafiara admits, "Now I'm really curious what the fire's call will sound like... soon enough, though."

Vlashandra says, "The essence of air represents the breath of life given from a mother."

Saarosh says, "I heard it too."

Balley softly says, "I me too."

Speaking to Cryheart, Zosopage says, "Seems no male heard it."

Speaking quietly to Pietra, Xecnephias says, "That was cruel."

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth exclaims, "Sorry!"

Regwen whispers to the group, "Air is my element, bard and all."

Evia says, "Fascinating."

Lylia asks, "How could you not hear it? Mewling and blatting as infants are like to do. You heard nothing?"

Speaking to Xecnephias, Pietra says, "Sometimes I can't resist."

Mekimin shakily says, "I-I-I heard it."

Leifa asks, "Do men ever really hear anything?"

Roelon deeply says, "Heard not ah thing."

Speaking to Cryheart, Zosopage says, "And that could be a blessing."

Evia asks, "Blatting?"

Speaking softly to Leifa, Friston says, "Certainly not crying babies."

Speaking drunkenly to Leafiara, Gutstorm says, "Me hear wot me chooshesh to hear."


Blood in the Air: Alisette

Vlashandra asks, "I will need to extract blood from your stomach. Who heard the wail of the wind, and will give their blood?"

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "I didn't hear it, but if it is a baby, then we are all doomed."

Maags says, "Seems Sir Knight is cut out to be a father."

Speaking heartily to Lylia, Chamorr asks, "Are they words?"

'Alisette raises her hand.

Speaking drunkenly to Leifa, Gutstorm says, "Me hear wot me chooshesh to hear."

Balley raises her hand.

Vlashandra nods at Alisette.

Mekimin exclaims, "I-I-I d-don't know who is lost but if returning them for the good of our home, I'll give what little I have!"

Roelon deeply says, ".....and ah am glad ah did nae hear anything."

Lylia walks toward Vlashandra.

Lylia nods at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra nods at Balley.

Alisette walks toward Vlashandra.

Vlashandra nods at Lylia.

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias says, "Yer up."

Lyrna asks, "Stomach?"

Lylia says, "Of course."

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "Nice knowing you."

Regwen says, "Pass."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias says, "No babies."

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Alisette.

Speaking to Lyrna, Pietra says, "Not you."

Maylan says, "I like my stomach blood to stay inside my stomach."

Alisette turns to face Vlashandra.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "I offer my own and my gore-covered sister, here."

Ysharra gives a sidelong glance at Naamit.

Alisette nods once at Vlashandra.

Lylia whispers something to Alisette.

Maylan says, "Seems like for air essence you would want a gaseous sample from us. Perhaps I could belch on your samples."

Erienne whispers something to Maelkyth.

Alisette nods at Lylia.

Falvicar whispers something to Geijon.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Saarosh says, "I volunteer as well."

Lyrna says, "I could not risk harming her."

(Naamit gurgles barely.)

Alisette glances anxiously at Balley.

Bernadette softly says, "I heard the cry of a wee babe."

Balley softly says, "You will be fine daughter."

Alisette gazes into Vlashandra's eyes.

Bernadette nods at Vlashandra.

Evia asks, "Three each time, yes?"

Speaking gently to Lyrna, Leafiara assures, "If it's anything like with the earth, only three will be needed anyway, and we have more than that already."

Alisette nods at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra tilts her obsidian dagger side to side, making the light play off it.

Faerinn says, "Naamit heard there would be blood magic and kinda got ahead of herself."

Geijon whispers something to Lylia.

Vlashandra says, "More will be needed this time."

Evia says, "Let us see which ones work or not."

Leafiara says, "Oh."

Evia asks, "Oh?"

Speaking to Naamit, Ysharra says, "It appears being hasty spoiled my aim. Your throat isn't the right target."

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Alisette.

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

(Alisette unties her corset.)

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maylan says, "Just scoop up some from the ground around Naamit. There's plenty for all."

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Geijon whispers something to Lylia.

Alisette nods at Vlashandra.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "1 Bernie is like 10 other people anyways."

Vlashandra kneels down.

Lyrna says, "We will see what happens. I cannot risk her though. Myself, yes. But not our daughter."

Alisette says, "It's a nice corset, be careful."

Vlashandra nods at Alisette.

Alisette smiles at Vlashandra.

Speaking to Lylia, Evia says, "I hope you did not eat a big meal a bit ago, that is all."

Vlashandra places one hand on Alisette's shoulder.

Xecnephias quietly says, "No one brought a cart, some coffee perhaps, what kind of hosts are we."

Zosopage says, "Ok guys. Cover your eyes."

Speaking to Naamit, Ysharra says, "I'm sorry to get so much on your gown. It'll survive, or I'm sure you have others."

Asben whispers something to Leifa.

Speaking to Evia, Lylia says, "No, not recently. I fear very little in that regard."

Alisette slowly empties her lungs.

Goldtree quietly mutters, "She's enjoying this way too much."

Leifa whispers something to Asben.

Speaking to Goldtree, Shiril asks, "What's not to enjoy?"

Vlashandra acting swiftly, she drives her obsidian dagger into Alisette's stomach, both blade and hand going so deep they disappear into her flesh altogether! The essence of air in Vlashandra's palm begins to pulse and churn.

Evia exclaims, "A gut cut is a very serious matter, be gentle with bellies!"

Speaking to Goldtree, Shiril says, "... aside from the cryinig baby."

Alisette winces.

Faerinn says, "Well, then."

Xecnephias quietly says, "Um."

Alisette holds back her tears, her eyes glistening with pain.

Leafiara slowly says, "Ohhh, *that* kind of gruesome, got it..."

Speaking to Shiril, Pukk says, "She's in shock."

Faerinn says, "That's way more Naamit's speed, then."

Balley softly says, "She will be fine."

Speaking to Naamit, Ysharra says, "He's right, you know."

Asben whispers something to Leifa.

Speaking in Dark Elven, Xorus says something you don't understand.

Maags says, "Of course she will be fine she is a halfling."

Alisette nods encouragingly at Vlashandra.

Xecnephias quietly says, "A lil morning sickness perhaps."

Berost deeply says, "Frown."

Alisette says, "I am fine."

Cryheart says, "Well..male dinnae know the pain of birth as a woman does...that seems appropriate."

Speaking in Dark Elven, Lylia asks something you don't understand.

Speaking to Maags, Maylan says, "Maybe she needs a tart."

Alisette begins to look a little better.

Alisette states, "We do this for the right reasons."

Lyrna tartly says, "Morning sickness is no joke."

Speaking to Maylan, Maags says, "Or ten."

Speaking to Maags, Pukk says, "Halflings are pretty sturdy."

Speaking to Maylan, Evia says, "It will pop right out the belly gash."

Balley softly exclaims, "Good girl!"

Speaking to Alisette, Asben says, "I hope you're right."

Vlashandra peels her hand and blade fromm Alisette's stomach and blood coats her dagger and hand. The essence of air hums and vibrates almost excitedly and specks of blood begin to travel from Vlashandra's hand and blade, spinning towards the essence of air like being pulled into a vortex.

Speaking quietly to Pukk, Xecnephias says, "And usually expendable."

Speaking to Evia, Maylan says, "Well that just means she gets to eat it a second time! Bonus tart."

Alisette begins to look a little better.

Speaking to Alisette, Leafiara notes, "...good thing you're a healer."

Alisette takes a moment to observe Vlashandra.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "That appeared to be quite suitable."

Speaking to Cryheart, Zosopage says, "Unless you're holding their hand while delivering."

Alisette nods in agreement.

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.

Maags offers Alisette a sugar-glazed cupcake frosted with cherry dragons.

Speaking to Lylia, Geijon says, "Not tonight."

Alisette accepts Maags's sugar-glazed cupcake.

Alisette beams happily at Maags!

Vlashandra drops a essence of incarnadine air.

Alisette giggles.

Alisette glances at a essence of incarnadine air.

Evia says, "I fear Gutstorm has turned permanently sober."

Speaking to a essence of incarnadine air, Maylan says, "Eew."

Alisette begins to look a little better.

Vlashandra nods at Shiril.

Drawing her left leg behind her right, Alisette briefly dips into a respectful curtsy before Vlashandra and bows her head.

Vlashandra stands up.

Speaking quietly to Evia, Xecnephias says, "I hightly doubt that."


Blood in the Air: Balley

Vlashandra says, "Another."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of air.

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Alisette walks toward Balley.

Leafiara grins at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of air.

Alisette takes a bite of her sugar-glazed cupcake.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "I've had children. Two, twins."

Balley focuses on Alisette with intense concentration.

Alisette's abdomen wound gradually fades, forming on Balley's abdomen instead.

Alisette begins to look a little better.

Balley focuses on Alisette with intense concentration.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "If you want someone who's done this before."

Alisette nods at Balley.

Alisette gives Balley a lingering kiss on the cheek.

Alisette gazes proudly at Balley.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Saarosh says, "I have never done this, but I am willing to try."

Alisette touches Lylia.

Alisette bows her head slightly toward Lylia as she drops into a deep, respectful curtsy before her.

Speaking to Naamit, Ysharra says, "It's true. Xanthium's birth gave me a wound just like our halfling friend here."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Town participation...this is turning out to be a good night. Next you should throw a ball and we can all dance."

Vlashandra moves towards Balley, almost a skip to one of her steps, and she drives her dagger into Balley's stomach, hand and blade wedged far into her flesh! Like before, she pulls her hand and blade free soon after, the essence of air in her palm reacting in kind, churning as it pulls droplets of blood into it, mixing within its very essence.

Regwen whispers to the group, "On that happy note, I'll head to bed. Someone tell me how it ended up tomorrow."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I think Vlashandra enjoyed that."

Friston softly says, "She's enjoying this a bit much..."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias asks, "Is that really necessary?"

Ysharra says, "You have a little life in you yet. I know you have a lot of strength left."

Vlashandra drops an essence of incarnadine air.

Lylia whispers something to Balley.

Vlashandra says, "This is all necessary."

Vlashandra nods at Xecnephias.

Maags says, "Readies."

Goldtree quietly says, "See - she's enjoying it too much. Like a torturer..."

Speaking to Goldtree, Maelkyth exclaims, "Isn't it great?!"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon asks, "You've exchanged a heavy price. Are you ready?"

Balley softly says, "It is not that bad."

Speaking to Goldtree, Pukk says, "Well..it is Balley..."

Balley begins to look a little better.

Vlashandra grins crookedly.

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Vlashandra says, "Air."

Speaking to Goldtree, Maags says, "Mights be more worried if she hesitated."

Balley softly says, "I am a healer I have had worse pain."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of air.

Pietra asks, "We have two more elements to go?"

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of air.

Vlashandra says, "No."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "One."

Speaking to Balley, Pukk says, "You did marry Zoso."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias asks, "Maybe we can find you a hobby, you know something without blood, baking tarts or something?"

Speaking to Pietra, Leafiara says, "What's left of this one, then fire... no water."

Leafiara adds, "At least, not today."


Blood in the Air: Lylia

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Lylia.

Lylia says, "The lake is, perhaps, all the water we need."

Lylia offers Vlashandra some essence of air.

Evia says, "Water, goodness knows what that will require."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pietra asks, "Why no water?"

(Lylia undoes the laces of her overgown.)

Pukk asks, "Ooh Lylia is next?"

Speaking to Xecnephias, Leifa says, "This is a pretty specifically horrific hobby, indeed."

Lylia slips out of her jacquard overgown.

Speaking to Pietra, Leafiara says, "Vlashandra would know that one better than me."

Friston softly says, "And if the sacrifice keeps escalating."

Roelon deeply asks, "Should ah be enjoying this?"

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Lylia.

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara says, "Honestly now..."

Vlashandra touches Lylia.

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "Sometimes an house will have a date auction, we could find you a special someone."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon says, "Whatever you have in mind. We're going to win this one."

Speaking to Roelon, Maelkyth says, "Most people take pride in their work... let it go."

Lylia says, "I would not ask any to do what I would not. For Aralyte Halanori Faendryl."

The fire wyrdling narrows her eyes at Lylia.

Vlashandra says, "I hope we do win this one."

Friston softly says, "Can't wait to see what the next lucky volunteers get to do."

Vlashandra nods at Geijon.

Pukk chants, "Take it off..."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah guess to each their own."

Lylia turns her head toward Pukk to favor him with a silent, withering gaze.

Vlashandra nods at Lylia.

Maags repeats, "For Aralyte."

Evia says, "Alrighty then, slicey dicey."

Goldtree quietly says, "For Aralyte..."

Speaking to Maags, Maelkyth exclaims, "So dramatic!"

Lylia offers Vlashandra some essence of air.

Vlashandra accepts Lylia's essence of air.

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Lylia.

Lylia rests a gentle hand on Xorus's arm.

Lylia smiles quietly to herself.

Lylia whispers something to Ysharra.

Speaking to Xorus, Pukk asks, "All this blood and gore must get you goin eh?"

Xecnephias whispers to the group, "Do we get any of her blood?"

Xorus says, "It is what screams are made of..."

Goldtree quietly says, "Incarndine....like a golem..."

Speaking to Balley, Pukk says, "I always knew you were full of hot air."

Ysharra whispers something to Lylia.

Lylia closes her eyes for a moment.

Vlashandra plunges her dagger up into Lylia's abdomen with such force that it almost lifts her. Her hand and weapon are buried within the bloody cavity of her wound and she closes her eyes, chanting. The essence of air begins to immediately capture globules of blood from the gushing wound eve before Vlashandra removes her hand and dagger.

Lylia gasps.

Vlashandra drops an essence of incarnadine air.

Lylia leans forward.

Lylia begins to do her best to bandage her wounded abdomen.

Gidion whispers to the group, "Gotta say...I think the men got off easier...as always."

Zosopage says, "Sorry that joke has been done before."

Gidion whispers to the group, "It's not fair, is it?"

Maags says, "My best blood is in my feet if yous get to needing mine."

Roelon whispers to the group, "Big time ah must say. This is ah greater sacrifice."

Maags says, "Jus so yous know."

Pukk whispers to the group, "Perfectly."

Shiril whispers to the group, "Wouldn't that be hard to ascertain until all of the effects of the ritual are known?"

Speaking to Lylia, Maylan asks, "Do you want me to patch up that hole in your gut?"

Alisette focuses on Lylia with intense concentration.

Lylia's abdomen wound gradually fades, forming on Alisette's abdomen instead.

Leafiara whispers to the group, "It would indeed."

Vlashandra whispers something to Lylia.

Speaking heartily to Maylan, Chamorr says, "Always cleanin."

Speaking to Maylan, Lylia says, "Alisette did, but thank you, my dear."

Speaking to Chamorr, Maylan exclaims, "It is the duty of the mop girl!"

Vlashandra says, "It requires more."

Pukk whispers to the group, "If they didn't get it harder than us they would complain."

Gidion whispers to the group, "True. We can always hold out hope that it will...get worse...?"

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of air.

(OOC) Pukk's player whispers to the group, "Okay that sounded wrong."


Blood in the Air: Ysharra

Vlashandra nods at Ysharra.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of air.

Speaking to Maags, Evia says, "Your prettiest blood is in your feet, your warmest blood is in your heart, but don't give her ANY ideas about hearts."

Leifa whispers something to Erienne.

Speaking to Evia, Maags says, "Heart blood is special."

Xecnephias quietly says, "Clearly the sky has been dark too long."

(Lylia leans against Ysharra for a moment, letting her head fall forward onto her shoulder before straightening again.)

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "She is dear to Lylia, who is in turn as worth as much to me as the sun is to the soil. Do what you will."

Falvicar whispers something to Maags.

Speaking to Xecnephias, Thrassus says, "It's night."

Evia whispers something to Maags.

Geijon whispers something to Guarrin.

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "Find your feet. I move us forward to the goal, behind you."

Speaking to Ysharra, Pukk says, "Okay. I will give you Lylia if you give me 2 honey-glazed tarts."

Speaking surreptitiously to Ysharra, Pietra says, "Meanwhile, the giantess is still bleeding all over from the neck..."

Guarrin whispers something to Geijon.

(Ysharra squeezes Lylia's shoulders a moment, and moves aside, toward Vlashandra, gazing over at Melikor for a moment before facing the mage.)

Maags whispers something to Evia.

Ysharra rests a gentle hand on Melikor's arm.

Vlashandra leans into Ysharra hard, pushing the tip of her dagger into Ysharra's gut almost slowly at first, teasing the flesh before forcing it through, blade and hand pushed up into her stomach. She slowly pulls her blade out and it feeds the essence of air with swirls of incarnadine energy.

Geijon whispers something to Guarrin.

Ysharra shudders.

Vlashandra drops an essence of incarnadine air.


Blood in the Air: Shiril

Vlashandra glances at Shiril.

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of air.

Vlashandra asks, "Your offer still stands?"

Speaking quietly to Ysharra, Xecnephias exclaims, "Way to take one for the team !"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Shiril.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of air.

Lylia whispers something to Ysharra.

Goldtree quietly mutters, "A gods-damned torturer..."

Speaking to Melikor, Ysharra says, "...now you know what the twins' arrival looked like..."

Gidion says, "It's a 'blood ritual.'"

Speaking to Goldtree, Maelkyth says, "Ya needn't watch if you find it disturbing."

Speaking to Ysharra, Pukk says, "I think I just saw a look of pain and joy on your face...."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon says, "Lylia was it. You have enough or you don't have the talent for this."

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Shiril.

Speaking to Pukk, Ysharra says, "You are wrong on the last."

Speaking quietly to Leifa, Xecnephias says, "Youre up."

Speaking quietly to Maelkyth, Goldtree says, "Sadly, it means I should watch."

(Maylan swabs the ground with her mop-fringed pegleg, being careful not to disturb the ritual area. She then wanders to the lake edge and wrings out her blood soaked mop-fringed pegleg into the still waters.)

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shiril says, "Hm? Yes."

Maylan says, "Okay. All clean. I'm going to bed."

Speaking measuredly to Xecnephias, Leifa says, "Never."

Speaking to Ysharra, Pukk asks, "You didn't enjoy that...even a little?"

Lylia says, "Thank you."

Speaking to Goldtree, Maelkyth says, "That's the spirit."

Geijon moves over to Shiril and stands ready to protect her from attack.

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Shiril.

Shiril begins chuckling at Geijon!

Shiril turns to face Vlashandra.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon says, "Try me."

Shiril leans forward.

Vlashandra turns away from Geijon, ignoring him.

Speaking to Shiril, Lylia asks, "You as well?"

Lylia whispers something to Shiril.

Speaking to Geijon, Pukk asks, "I thought you didn't participate in blood magic?"

Speaking to Pukk, Ysharra says, "The Sorrower's path is typically not one of joy."

Shiril nods slightly at Lylia.

Speaking to Pukk, Ysharra says, "But I might, if we succeed."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon asks, "What more do you need? Is your talent that lacking?"

Speaking to Alisette, Ysharra says, "Please."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Berkana says, "If you need more still, I'm happy to join this little party."

Xorus says, "Maybe she just enjoys it."

Shiril glances at Xorus.

Vlashandra says, "Your taunting is as tired as your bones."

Vlashandra nods at Geijon.

Evia asks, "So that was four airs so far?"

Mekimin exclaims, "Trust the process!"

Speaking to Xorus, Shiril says, "I will, at least. I hope she does, too."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon says, "You think I taunt? Ask around."

Berkana says, "I would hope I was fire..."

Speaking agreeably to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "Yes, he does look tired."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon says, "You finally answered one of our many questions."

Speaking to Berkana, Lylia says, "For Aralyte, I shall give what is needed."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon asks, "What more do you need tonight?"

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

Shiril glances over her shoulder at Geijon.

Speaking to Geijon, Maelkyth says, "Dammit, it LOOKS like she knows what she's doing. A real professional! Just not entirely sure what that is... but if we all knew, it'd hardly be something for a specialist to engage with."

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

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

Vlashandra grabs Shiril's shoulder and plunges her dagger up into her stomach, never once taking her eyes from Geijon as a crooked grin spreads across her fragmented face, a scar-riddled version of Raelee's. The blade and hand go deep and blood oozes from the wound and mixes with the essence of air when she withdraws it.

Aeith says, "Please, less bickering while people are getting stabbed."

Shiril smiles slowly.

Speaking to Aeith, Maelkyth says, "Yes ma'am."

Speaking to Shiril, Pukk says, "I knew it."

Shiril nods appreciatively at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra drops an essence of incarnadine air.

Vlashandra nods at Shiril.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shiril asks, "Twist it a little more next time, hm?"

Xecnephias quietly says, "In nine months there is going to be a population explosion."

Balley softly says, "Not from me I only adopt."


Fiery Beginnings

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of air.

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.

Evia asks, "That was five?"

Roelon deeply says, "Ah will need alot of ale after this."

Maags says, "I onlies helps Shinann deliver."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias asks, "More virgin births?"

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara counters, "Don't you always?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Berkana asks, "Need more?"

Shiril whispers something to Vlashandra.

Mekimin uncertainly says, "Don't underestimate the dangers of a half-completed high ritual."

Vlashandra declines Leafiara's offer.

Roelon deeply says, "Ah think ah learnin' bad habits from Gut."

Vlashandra says, "We have enough."

Leafiara nods understandingly at Vlashandra.

Lylia dryly remarks, "I would hardly call them virgin births..."

Leafiara approvingly says, "Excellent."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias says, "It explains the figure."

Speaking softly to herself, Razanetika says, "Thank goodness."

Speaking in Giantman to Evia, Guarrin responds something you don't understand.

Evia asks, "Three, five, correct?"

Lylia says, "Birth is a figure of speech, at any rate."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leifa says, "Folks lining up to give up a store if you want it."

Maags says, "I am not sure if I am relieved or disappointed."

Maags put a sharp mithril jelly-stained knife in her overstuffed satchel.

Speaking to herself, Lylia murmurs, "One hopes."

Ysharra says, "...sometimes."

Leafiara muses, "Hopefully the next number is one and not seven..."

Vlashandra says, "Fire."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Maags says, "I do hopes it is enough."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of fire.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Leben."

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of fire.

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

Leafiara interestedly says, "Definitely curious what this one will sound like..."

Vlashandra put a thin obsidian dagger in her black leather satchel.

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

Speaking to Vlashandra, Berkana says, "No matter. I'm more likely fire anyway."

Cryheart says, "Crackling perhaps."

Roelon deeply says, "Should be interestin."

Leafiara adds, "And who'll hear it."

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

Chamorr heartily says, "Hope ya all survive."

Speaking to Chamorr, Maelkyth exclaims, "Thanks!"

Chamorr heartily says, "Night folks."

Speaking calmly to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "I'm sure it'll be fine."

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

Vlashandra says, "The final essence before the first bridge is formed."

Maelkyth says, "First bridge."

Vlashandra says, "Fire of life to spark earth and air."

Evia says, "Alrighty then."

Vlashandra quickly peeks at the tome in her satchel, then nods.

Roblar deeply asks, "What goin ons?" [he just got there]

Geijon whispers something to Raelee.

Speaking to Roblar, Maelkyth exclaims, "It's a party!"

Leifa says, "Oh heavens, more sanity has arrived."

Speaking to Roblar, Aeith says, "Blood rites."

Speaking vaguely to Roblar, Leafiara says, "First part of a three part blood magic ritual trying to save Aralyte from the shadow valence..."

Speaking to Leifa, Maelkyth says, "We could all do with a little less of that."

Vlashandra cups the essence of fire in her palms, bringing it close to her face, its brightness casting her fractured face in a sheen of light and shadow.

Speaking to Roblar, Evia says, "Don't be squeamish you will get Lylia's sour look."

Vlashandra whispers to the essence.

Lylia protests, "All my looks are of the sweetest sort...as long as everything goes my way."

Pukk says, "We have Falvicar and Roblar here? Now is the time we should be invaded...we could just sit back and let both of them clear the invasion."

Evia says, "This I know."

Geijon whispers something to Raelee.

Leifa mouths, "Handwhisperer."

Hapenlok: "What's with the flare?"

Xecnephias quietly says, "The hour is late, time for me to get my beauty sleep, I am years behind."

Xorus says, "That feels warm."

Lyrna asks, "Only years?"

Speaking to Xecnephias, Pukk says, "Too late."

Speaking quietly to himself, Falvicar says, "Now I know I'm dreaming... I only see Mohrgan in my dreams these days."

Mekimin worriedly says, "A melodic whisper."

Speaking to Xecnephias, Zosopage says, "Rest well."

Vlashandra asks, "Who felt the warm touch of the flame?"

Xorus says, "I did."

Bernadette nods.

Rafy raises his hand.

Mekimin nods at Vlashandra.

Alisette raises her hand.

Leifa looks exceedingly pleased with herself.

Melikor nods once.

Vlashandra nods at Xorus.

Vlashandra nods at Rafy.

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "If yer not busy next week, maybe we can get together."

Vlashandra nods at Mekimin.

Mohrgan whispers something to Falvicar.

Speaking to Alisette, Gidion asks, "You just have no luck, eh?"

Xorus says, "Use me."

Leafiara says, "No obvious pattern this time..."

Evia asks, "What was it?"

Speaking softly to Alisette, Friston asks, "Going for round two?"

Roelon deeply says, "Fire is ah bit chaotic."

Alisette says, "I will if needed, but perhaps there are others."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Berkana says, "I'm willing."

Vlashandra says, "You are aligned with the power and attraction of fire."

Vlashandra nods at Berkana.

Vlashandra points at Xorus.

Vlashandra points at Rafy.

Vlashandra points at Mekimin.

Vlashandra points at Berkana.

Lyrna says, "Well, I can't be surprised when I am attuned to lightning, as air and water, that I would not hear fire."

Mohrgan whispers something to Falvicar.

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of fire.

Rafy says, "I like fire, what can I say."

Vlashandra declines Leafiara's offer.

Vlashandra says, "Soon."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara nods understandingly at Vlashandra.

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Kin we chuck da fire people in da volcano on Terash and she if dey ish REALLY attuned?"

Roblar deeply says, "Am aligned to da mountain."

Roblar flexes his powerful muscles.

Leafiara grins at Roblar.

Roblar deeply says, "Or, earth."

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Roblar exclaims, "Tiz true!"

Speaking to Roblar, Guarrin says, "You missed your chance."

Speaking to Roblar, Maelkyth says, "Dirt."

Vlashandra says, "Fire requires more."

Speaking confidently to Roblar, Leafiara agrees, "Never a doubt."

Xorus says, "Indeed."

Speaking to Roblar, Pietra says, "You ARE a mountain."

Speaking to Roblar, Maelkyth says, "I am all too acquainted with dirt as well."

Friston softly says, "...of course it does..."

Roblar offhandedly says, "A granite one."


Fire It Up: Xorus

Vlashandra asks, "Will you burn to create life?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Xorus.

Erienne says, "Sounds toasty."

Xorus says, "Immolation. By all means."

Evia says, "I hope the fire ones don't eat up all the air ones."

Goldtree quietly says, "He's more of a burn to create death type."

Vlashandra utters an archaic word and the essendce of fire in her palm begins to glow brightly.

Vlashandra holds her palm out towards Xorus and the air between the essence and him begins to shimmer.

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Xorus suddenly bursts into flames!

Friston fans the flames surrounding Xorus causing them to leap into a frenzied dance!

Xorus suddenly bursts into flames!

The flames surrounding Xorus flare up and sear his skin!

... 4 points of damage!

Nasty burns to right arm. Gonna need lots of butter.

He is stunned!

The air swirling around Xorus fans the flames!

... 1 point of damage!

Burst of flames char chest a crispy black.

The flames surrounding Xorus flare up and sear his skin!

... 8 points of damage!

Nasty burns to abdomen, Xorus shrieks in pain!

He is stunned!

The air swirling around Xorus fans the flames!

... 1 point of damage!

Burst of flames to abdomen toasts skin nicely.

The flames surrounding Xorus flare up and sear his skin!

... 4 points of damage!

Burst of flames to left arm burns skin bright red.

The air swirling around Xorus fans the flames!

... 2 points of damage!

Burst of flames to head catches ears on fire! Yeeoww!

He is stunned!

Leafiara ventures, "So, do we let him burn all the way or..."

Xorus begins to jump around like a madman, screaming in agony!

The flames surrounding Xorus flare up and sear his skin!

... 7 points of damage!

Nasty burns to back. Won't be sleeping on that for awhile.

He is stunned!

The air swirling around Xorus fans the flames!

... 1 point of damage!

Burst of flames to right eye incinerates eyelid. Gruesome.

Vlashandra removes a thin golden mithril dagger hilted with a bronze owl in flight from in her light blue robe.

Roelon deeply says, "Hmm."

Xorus laughs!

The flames surrounding Xorus flicker and die out.

Aserak says, "He seems fine."

Goldtree quietly says, "This magic is...wrong."

Hapenlok: "Gee, Xorus...I could have done that for you for free."

Evia says, "Smarts a bit."

Speaking to Xorus, Ysharra says, "Wouldn't want your senses dulled right now..."

Seylia quietly says, "I have eight chrisms left."

Pietra asks, "Where's the blood though?"

(OOC) Berkana's player whispers to the group, "Hah, maybe we should kill unstun?"

(OOC) Gidion's player whispers to the group, "Done...too late..."

Xorus smiles darkly.

Smoke continues to rise from Xorus as his clothes smolder.

Vlashandra holds her blade to Xorus, the flames just dying down, but they briefly lick the metal of her dagger and causes it to begin to glow faintly.

Zosopage says, "Was about to tackle him and roll him around."

Vlashandra nods.

Smoke continues to rise from Xorus as his clothes smolder.

(OOC) Eyona's player whispers to the group, ":x."

Erienne says, "I forgot to bring popcorn."

Aeith says, "Please, someone heal him, that couldn't have been pleasant."

Bernadette softly says, "Aye."

Speaking to Erienne, Pietra asks, "Marshmallows?"

Xorus says, "It is like being a child again."

Smoke continues to rise from Xorus as his clothes smolder.

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "First you being stabbed and then Xorus getting set on fire...I know you and him are going to find a bunch of bodies later on and go and cuddle on top of them."

Geijon says, "Stop it."

Maags says, "Or likes hunting at Teras."

Speaking to Aeith, Ysharra says, "Xorus doesn't take things at half measure."

Speaking primly to Pukk, Lylia says, "We prefer the bone pit."

Leifa offhandedly says, "Marshmellows woulda been a better choice given circumstances."

Speaking to Erienne, Pietra exclaims, "Called it!"

The essence of fire in Vlashandra's hand melts away as her dagger glows brighter as if slowly heating beneath the forge of a masterful blacksmith.

Xorus nods at Alisette.

Speaking to Xorus, Maelkyth says, "Would you have mending, let me know."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Pukk says, "That was my second choice."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of fire.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of fire.

Speaking to Aeith, Ysharra says, "He also burns quickly, being dry as he is."


Fire It Up: Rafy

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Rafy.

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Rafy.

Rafy nods at Vlashandra.

Leafiara acknowledges, "I have to admit, I prefer this, uh--'flashier' part to the earlier blood parts."

Speaking to Xorus, Ysharra says, "Your mordant personality is certainly flammable."

Rafy says, "No singing my coat."

Vlashandra holds her palm towards Rafy.

Xorus says, "Oh, that burns..."

Rafy removes a high-collared grey suede coat edged with silver silken thread from his shoulders.

Rafy suddenly bursts into flames!

Rafy suddenly bursts into flames!

Rafy suddenly bursts into flames!

Speaking to Rafy, Pukk says, "Nice knowing you. I shall nickname you Torchy."

The flames surrounding Rafy flare up and sear his skin!

... 14 points of damage!

Burst of flames char forehead a crispy black.

He is stunned!

The flames surrounding Rafy flare up and sear his skin!

... 19 points of damage!

Nasty burns to left hand. Gonna need lots of butter.

The flames surrounding Rafy flare up and sear his skin!

... 24 points of damage!

Flames incinerate left leg to the bone. Not a pleasant sight.

He is knocked to the ground!

Rafy staggers to his feet moaning.

Speaking affectionately to Xorus, Ysharra says, "Mhm."

Rafy staggers around moaning softly.

The flames surrounding Rafy flare up and sear his skin!

... 24 points of damage!

Abdomen bursts into flames. Would be funny without the blood.

He is stunned!

Maags says, "Always fire is exciting."

The flames surrounding Rafy flare up and sear his skin!

... 24 points of damage!

Flames burn hole in chest exposing ribs!

He is stunned!

The flames surrounding Rafy flare up and sear his skin!

... 19 points of damage!

Horrid burns seal right eye. Consider an eyepatch.

The flames surrounding Rafy flare up and sear his skin!

... 24 points of damage!

Flames burn hole in chest exposing ribs!

The flames surrounding Rafy flare up and sear his skin!

... 14 points of damage!

Burst of flames char abdomen a crispy black.

Rafy drops dead at your feet!

Vlashandra holds her blade to Rafy's burning body, the flames licking the metal of the dagger, heating it.

Pukk says, "He burned so quickly."

Maags says, "Ohh."

Zosopage says, "Someone give....him some blood."

Aserak says, "Interesting."

Speaking to Rafy, Maelkyth exclaims, "What'd you do?!"

Evia says, "Oops."

Speaking to Rafy, Melikor says, "Thank you."

Roelon deeply says, "Well..."


Fire It Up: Mekinim

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Erienne says, "Roasted to death."

Speaking to Rafy, Ysharra says, "Thank you."

Rafy's spirit lets out a hollow moan.

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of fire.

Smoke continues to rise from Rafy as his clothes smolder.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of fire.

Thrassus says, "That should do nicely, I would say."

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Mekimin.

Speaking to Xorus, Geijon asks, "Want some water?"

Erienne says, "I have seen that happen to a marshmallow before."

Leifa says, "That's more my speed."

Aeith says, "He gave it his all."

Smoke continues to rise from Rafy as his clothes smolder.

The ghostly voice of Rafy says, "Would love healing."

Speaking to Rafy, Ysharra says, "That was bravely borne."

Mekimin blinks at Vlashandra.

Speaking to Rafy, Pukk asks, "You were drinking earlier...weren't you?"

Smoke continues to rise from Rafy as his clothes smolder.

Vlashandra asks, "Are you ready?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Mekimin.

Mekimin trembles.

Xorus says, "The holy water burns more than the flames."

Speaking to Rafy, Leafiara offers, "At least it went quick, eh?"

Mekimin nods at Vlashandra.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "That is why he went up in flames so fast."

The ghostly voice of Rafy asks, "And how does my coat look?"

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pukk says, "Oh, you would become a firestorm."

Mekimin asks, "I-I-I willdoit for the good... of the Landing?"

Gidion asks, "Did it though?"

Speaking reassuringly to Rafy, Leafiara says, "I gotcha."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Erienne asks, "The only good Krolvin is a dead krolvin?"

Vlashandra tilts the essence of fire towards Mekimin and chants.

Mekimin suddenly bursts into flames!

Mekimin suddenly bursts into flames!

Mekimin suddenly bursts into flames!

Mekimin suddenly bursts into flames!

Mekimin suddenly bursts into flames!

Ysharra says, "I like it. Even the linen of your shirt looks white, still."

The flames surrounding Mekimin flare up and sear her skin!

... 30 points of damage!

Extreme heat causes Mekimin's right arm to expand and snap. That must hurt!

She is stunned!

The flames surrounding Mekimin flare up and sear her skin!

... 20 points of damage!

Nasty burns to chest make you wish you never heard of heartburn.

The flames surrounding Mekimin flare up and sear her skin!

... 25 points of damage!

Flames incinerate right arm to the bone. Not a pleasant sight.

Mekimin drops dead at your feet!

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth says, "That and smoldering, perhaps."

Roelon deeply says, "Umm.."

Vlashandra holds her blade to Mekimim's burning flesh, letting the blade brighten even more.

Smoke continues to rise from Mekimin as her clothes smolder.

Leafiara surprisedly says, "Wow, they burn quick."

Pietra says, "Smells funny."

The spirit of Mekimin begins to wail eerily.

Smoke continues to rise from Mekimin as her clothes smolder.

Speaking to Mekimin, Leifa says, "Trust the process."

Cryheart says, "Burnt flesh."

Smoke continues to rise from Mekimin as her clothes smolder.

Smoke continues to rise from Mekimin as her clothes smolder.


Fire It Up: Berkana

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Berkana.

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of fire.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Xorus is so old he is almost petrified and couldn't burn as easily."

The ghostly voice of Rafy says, "Next time, I'll choose the knife option."

Xorus says, "It is all the vruul leather, they are immune to flames."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of fire.

Speaking to Rafy, Ysharra says, "You're very wise."

Geijon says, "Just a Faendryl who reads a lot."

Maags says, "Knifes cannot cut fire."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of fire.

Berkana silkily says, "Well, this should be fun."

The ghostly voice of Mekimin says, "Oh sweet Fash'lo'nae it still burns."

Leifa says, "Booze, not nut bodices."

Berkana winks at Roelon.

Berkana walks toward Vlashandra.

Berkana leans forward.

Speaking to Roblar, Geijon asks, "You think we could kill the wizardess?"

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Berkana.

Vlashandra asks, "Your sacrifice should be enough. Are you ready?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Berkana.

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Sho we killin off all da fire peoplesh?"

Evia says, "It is alright Berkana applied her pre-torching perfume."

Berkana says, "Always."

The ghostly voice of Mekimin asks, "Can someone make the burning stop?"

Berkana smiles at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra holds the essence of fire near Berkana.

Berkana suddenly bursts into flames!

Berkana suddenly bursts into flames!

Berkana suddenly bursts into flames!

Berkana suddenly bursts into flames!

Leifa says, "Oh yesss."

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Burn baby burn!"

The flames surrounding Berkana flare up and sear her skin!

... 9 points of damage!

Burst of flames char chest a crispy black.

She is stunned!

The air swirling around Berkana fans the flames!

... 1 point of damage!

Burst of flames to left arm burns skin bright red.

The flames surrounding Berkana flare up and sear her skin!

... 12 points of damage!

Flames engulf head searing hair and scalp. Sickening!

The air swirling around Berkana fans the flames!

... 3 points of damage!

Burst of flames to right hand burns fingers bright red.

The flames surrounding Berkana flare up and sear her skin!

... 2 points of damage!

Burst of flames to right arm burns skin bright red.

The air swirling around Berkana fans the flames!

... 1 point of damage!

Burst of flames to neck chars skin. Yuck!

Balley focuses on Berkana with intense concentration.

The flames surrounding Berkana flare up and sear her skin!

... 8 points of damage!

Burst of flames char forehead a crispy black.

The air swirling around Berkana fans the flames!

... 4 points of damage!

Burst of flames to right hand burns fingers bright red.

Pukk exclaims, "This girl's on fire!"

Berkana screams in agony as the flames continue to burn the flesh from her bones.

The flames surrounding Berkana flare up and sear her skin!

... 8 points of damage!

Burst of flames char chest a crispy black.

She is stunned!

The air swirling around Berkana fans the flames!

... 6 points of damage!

Burst of flames to right arm toasts skin to elbows.

The flames surrounding Berkana flare up and sear her skin!

... 4 points of damage!

Burst of flames to chest toasts skin nicely.

The air swirling around Berkana fans the flames!

... 7 points of damage!

Burst of flames to back fries shoulder blades. Youch!

The flames surrounding Berkana flare up and sear her skin!

... 4 points of damage!

Burst of flames to right hand burns fingers bright red.

The air swirling around Berkana fans the flames!

... 8 points of damage!

Burst of flames chars neck a crispy black.

Balley focuses on Berkana with intense concentration.

Vlashandra holds the dagger to Berkana, letting it brush her skin as the flames heat the blade.

The flames surrounding Berkana flare up and sear her skin!

... 5 points of damage!

Burst of flames to left arm toasts skin to elbows.

The air swirling around Berkana fans the flames!

... 8 points of damage!

Burst of flames to left leg blackens kneecap.

Balley focuses on Berkana with intense concentration.

Berkana screams in agony as the flames continue to burn the flesh from her bones.

The flames surrounding Berkana flicker and die out.

The flames surrounding Berkana flare up and sear her skin!

... 14 points of damage!

Nasty burns to back. Won't be sleeping on that for awhile.

She is stunned!

The air swirling around Berkana fans the flames!

... 1 point of damage!

Burst of flames to left arm burns skin bright red.

The flames surrounding Berkana flare up and sear her skin!

... 1 point of damage!

Burst of flames to left arm burns skin bright red.

The air swirling around Berkana fans the flames!

... 13 points of damage!

Nasty burns to chest make you wish you never heard of heartburn.

Balley focuses on Berkana with intense concentration.

Berkana loses some of her pallor.

The flames surrounding Berkana flicker and die out.

Rudar focuses on Berkana with intense concentration.

Berkana appears entirely restored.

(Berkana lets out a keening ecstatic cry of delight as her face tilts up toward the sky.)

The flames surrounding Berkana flicker and die out.

The flames surrounding Berkana flare up and sear her skin!

... 19 points of damage!

Flames burn hole in chest exposing ribs!

She is stunned!

The air swirling around Berkana fans the flames!

... 5 points of damage!

Burst of flames to right arm toasts skin to elbows.

The flames surrounding Berkana flare up and sear her skin!

... 10 points of damage!

Nasty burns to abdomen, Berkana shrieks in pain!

She is stunned!

The air swirling around Berkana fans the flames!

... 5 points of damage!

Burst of flames to right arm toasts skin to elbows.

Pukk says, "So you all let the other two die, but you only save Berkana."

Pukk says, "I see how it is."

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Ill shave her!"

Smoke continues to rise from Berkana as her clothes smolder.

The flames surrounding Berkana flicker and die out.

Gutstorm takes quick aim at Berkana and pulls the silver lever on the monir water cannon!

With a click and a fast *WHOOSH*, a torrent of water flies out of the cannon toward Berkana! Gutstorm's aim is off and the spray goes wide, landing with a splat on the ground next to her!

Berkana asks, "Shave??"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "I mished."

Smoke continues to rise from Berkana as her clothes smolder.

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara acknowledges, "They did burn really, really quickly, though."

Speaking to Pukk, Shiril says, "Well, I mean... look at her."

Berkana glances at Gutstorm.

Vlashandra walks forward towards the lake, the obsidian dagger in her hand glowing brighter than before like a blazing torch.

Speaking to Pukk, Rudar says, "The other ones went up pretty fast."

Smoke continues to rise from Berkana as her clothes smolder.

Evia says, "Please don't shave her."

Speaking to Pukk, Leifa says, "Kind of how our town was protected."

Berkana gazes up into the heavens.

Roelon deeply says, "Ah don' think it was expected...after the first one."

Speaking to Rafy, Pukk says, "I would remember that..."

The fire wyrdling grins at Berkana.

Smoke continues to rise from Berkana as her clothes smolder.

Berkana takes a slow, deep breath then pinches the bridge of her nose.


Finishing the Ritual

Vlashandra shouts an archaic word and swings her dagger in a wide arc through the air!

Speaking to Raelee, Geijon says, "This isn't th' Hall."

Hapenlok: "...shave away Gutstorm....shave away."

Berkana says, "Thank all of you for watching over me."

Gutstorm: "I tried, my aim was off."

Speaking to Geijon, Raelee says, "Correct. She has been quite clear that she is operating independently at this time."

Suddenly the essences of air ignite, one by one, sparking as Vlashandra swings her blade! The incarnadine air burns with an eerie crimson haze.

Maelkyth says, "Ooooh."

Speaking to Evia, Geijon says, "Call to arms th' city."

Leafiara notes, "Interesting look..."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "I hope that's what you expected.."

Pukk hopefully says, "Now Vlashandra will go up in flames."

Evia: "You still out there Hapenlok?"

Speaking offhandedly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "She does that every time we see her."

Berost deeply says, "Pretty sure she did not know what ta expect after all of this ..."

Hapenlok: "Oh yes."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "That's different though."

Speaking lightly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "I know, just teasing."

Evia: "Alright, just checking in."

As the essence of incarnadine airs begin to burn and cast a red glow across the shore, the essences of earth begin to glow bright like fiery coals and soon melt like wax, slowly infusing into the very ground like a stream of blood that absorbs into the very earth.

Shiril says, "Hm."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Shoulda jusht jumped in da lake."

Speaking to Alisette, Maelkyth says, "Bear witness."

Leafiara praises, "It at least *looks* really impressive. Hopefully it worked too."

Speaking to Leafiara, Evia says, "Flashy."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah hope it worked. Nae sure ah want everyone to go through this again."

Lyrna says, "Only two more rituals to go."

Speaking offhandedly to Roelon, Shiril says, "I wouldn't mind."

Pukk says, "Next Lyrna will be fired from a ballista."

Roelon deeply asks, "Aye?"

The air crackles and hums with energy and the crimson glow of the burning air and earth still lingers as the outline of a misshapen, shifting nexus appears. Soon the air settles, the fire and glow die down, and a small churning incarnadine portal is all that remains.

Lyrna says, "I wouldn't fit."

Zosopage says, "This sure tests ones resolve to see this through."

Vlashandra nods.

Vlashandra says, "It was successful."

Evia says, "Ooh."

Ysharra says, "There it is."

Goldtree quietly says, "The shadow..."

Maags exclaims, "There it is!"

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "It not open?"

Speaking to a churning incarnadine portal, Leafiara muses, "Looks like a good start."

Mekimin weakly asks, "Did...did we do it?"

Aserak says, "Phase one."

Vlashandra says, "The beginnings of the beacon."

Speaking pleasedly to Mekimin, Leafiara exclaims, "Seems so!"

Evia says, "Part one, apparently."

Thrassus says, "The first step is successful, yes."

Geijon whispers something to Evia.

Speaking drunkenly to Cryheart, Gutstorm asks, "Kin ye bash it open?"

Speaking to Gutstorm, Zosopage says, "We don't want it open til we're ready."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn says, "Beacon? That's a hole."

Cryheart asks, "Aye?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Bash."

Geijon says, "It's going to be Evia."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "I think I see what you mean."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "She'll know."


Next Time...

Vlashandra removes a black tome from her satchel and opens it. She flips to a bookmarked page. Something seems to glow from on the page.

Vlashandra nods.

Vlashandra nods.

Vlashandra nods.

Vlashandra says, "The bridge of blood has provided the next steps."

Vlashandra says, "Of course, it makes sense."

Vlashandra nods.

Ysharra says, "She's trapped there, but she's from here. She'll feel the world calling her home."

Evia asks, "It has?"

Speaking curiously to Vlashandra, Leafiara asks, "Oh?"

Vlashandra says, "The next three essences."

Leafiara says, "What preparations this time..."

Vlashandra says, "Two, I suppose."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Thrassus asks, "Can you tell us what they are?"

Faerinn asks, "So we poke holes in reality until she finds one of them?"

Vlashandra says, "The Essence of Earth will now require the Essence of Regeneration."

Evia says, "Eck."

Faerinn says, "Hardly a beacon."

Leafiara says, "...ooh, this is going to require some alchemy then."

Evia says, "I smell alchemy."

Goldtree quietly asks, "Troll blood...?"

Balley softly asks, "How much will you require?"

Thrassus asks, "Troll parts, perhaps?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Hey me make dem in me amelchy clash."

Leafiara says, "Thankfully we do have at least half a dozen alchemists here off the top of my head."

Vlashandra says, "As will the Essence of Fire. We will need Essence of Regeneration, enough of it, to support two parts of the next ritual."

Leifa says, "This has all been dark magics that not all understand....or trust."

Mekimin asks, "Does...anyone have a waterskin?"

Vlashandra says, "The last essence of the second step..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Evia says, "How do you carry all those alchemists on your head..."

Vlashandra says, "Essence of Air, now is Essence of Vitality."

Roblar deeply asks, "Vitality ya say?"

Speaking to Mekimin, Maelkyth says, "There's a whole lake just there."

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Speaking to Evia, Gidion says, "She has a big one..."

Evia says, "I do not know that one."

Lyrna says, "I do think that the alchemists should probably co-ordinate on this."

Vlashandra says, "That is what I need. Regeneration and Vitality."

Leafiara says, "Essence of vitality and regeneration--not too difficult to make, at least."

Vlashandra nods.

Speaking to Mekimin, Lylia says, "Sorry, I do not."

Aeith says, "I hope the volunteers for regeneration and vitality have a better time than the volunteers for blood and fire did...."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "Empaths and warriors, then?"

Vlashandra closes her tome, stowing it away.

Leafiara says, "Just need some troll skins and yabathilium fruit."

Evia says, "Well...it IS alchemy..which is really quite horrid."

Speaking deeply to Vlashandra, Berost asks, "And what o' this .... portal or beacon? We jest 'sposed ta watch it? It dormant or able ta do anythin?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Regerenation eashy, just kill buncha trollsh."

Vlashandra says, "I do not yet know. We shall see which sacrifice will work. Who will hear the call."

Xorus says, "Death to the trolls."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon asks, "Aralyte opposed Althedeus, who tainted Grishom Stone. Why do you care?"

Zosopage says, "I know where there is lots of yaba fruit."

Speaking to Erienne, Leifa says, "This is why we stay out in the woods."

Speaking amusedly to Gutstorm, Leafiara says, "Oh, make it at least seven alchemists I see here, then. I kinda forgot you somehow manage to do alchemy drunk."

Vlashandra glances at Geijon.

Vlashandra grins crookedly.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "That is how he drinks."

Speaking to Geijon, Evia says, "Something about her face..yick yack...something..blah blah."

Speaking concernedly to Vlashandra, Alisette asks, "How are you feeling, Ma'am?"

Speaking suddenly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Oh, explains it all."

Balley softly says, "I am off I will help get you what you need tomorrow."

Speaking to Geijon, Shiril says, "You asked that clearly and bluntly; it's refreshing."

Vlashandra says, "Renewed."

Vlashandra nods at Alisette.

Vlashandra says, "Hopeful."

Alisette takes a moment to observe Vlashandra.

You beam happily at Vlashandra!

Speaking to Balley, Zosopage says, "Rest well."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody smooch Balley"

Alisette nods with satisfaction at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra says, "Thank you for your assistance, to those who gave and prepared and provided."

Speaking drunkenly to Leafiara, Gutstorm exclaims, "How elsh yooz sphept me to git rich, me need to make dem speshal potionsh sho me can shorshel da hard shtuff and rip people off fer all dere life shavins!"

Speaking encouragingly to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "That's excellent news."

Xorus says, "Those are easy enough. Now, if we need essence of everblood, that is another matter."

Pukk sings:

"You're welcome"

Geijon says, "We fought him for a decade and she never even glimpsed him."

Lylia replies, "Thank you for seeking what we all do. We all hope we may find her."

Vlashandra glances at a churning incarnadine portal.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "Thank you."

Cryheart whispers something to Lylia.

Speaking to Xorus, Leafiara says, "Even then, I know Goat and I kept samples..."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Geijon says, "I'll continue being curious."

Vlashandra says, "There will come a time, we will need to protect this."

Falvicar whispers something to Geijon.

Vlashandra points at a churning incarnadine portal.

Speaking firmly to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "Do not forget to rest properly."

Speaking decisively to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "And we will."

Evia says, "No doubt."

Speaking to Leafiara, Xorus says, "Oh, by all means, we should get more. Replenish the stock."

Vlashandra says, "Keep a watchful eye on it."

Speaking to Leafiara, Zosopage says, "There is a bunch of yaba fruit in the Northern Keep if you need."

Geijon whispers something to Falvicar.

Thrassus asks, "Good thing there is a defense tower nearby, isn't it?"

Vlashandra points at a churning incarnadine portal.

Vlashandra says, "As will I."

Roelon deeply says, "Perhaps we need to post some guards."

Aeith says, "Are we sure nothing can cross through that portal yet beyond our control? I worry about it just, well, being there...."

Vlashandra says, "Lastly...before I go..."

Leafiara whispers something to Vlashandra.

Leafiara winks at Vlashandra.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shiril asks, "... you're going to show us your true face?"

Vlashandra whispers something to Leafiara.

Leafiara grins at Vlashandra.

Geijon whispers something to Raelee.

Pukk exclaims, "They are in cahoots!"

Roblar deeply whispers aloud, "In dead of night, beasts will carry away da children."

Roblar deeply says, "Least, dat what me gonnas tell em."

Berost deeply says, "We got beasts roamin the woods outside town and we jest leavin a portal fer em."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Just some words of encouragement."

Vlashandra says, "While our effort is noble, we must begin to plan for all alternatives."

Speaking to Roblar, Ysharra says, "You're far creepier than I remember."

Pukk says, "I think Leafi is in love with Vlashandra."

Vlashandra says, "If Aralyte is not as remembered, what will be done."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Geijon whispers something to Raelee.

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth asks, "Who isn't?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Kill and moob on."

Maags says, "Who knew her best."

Roblar deeply says, "Been spending too much wid rogues."

Vlashandra asks, "Or where, can she be cared for? Protected?"

Speaking quietly to Lylia, Goldtree says, "We'll free her...one way or another."

Vlashandra says, "We must plan for all outcomes."

Evia asks, "What?"

Roblar deeply says, "Blame da seedy taverns."

Speaking to Roblar, Ysharra says, "You should write a whole story about it."

Speaking quietly to Lylia, Goldtree says, "We won't forget that night."

Vlashandra says, "I leave that to you Mayor, and your town."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara nods appreciatively at Vlashandra.

Felita asks, "Was wrong with rogues?"

Speaking to Roblar, Ysharra says, "Tell it at Helga's at midnight."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah difficult choice would hae to be made."

Xorus says, "The Mahkra asylum for the thaumaturgically unsettled in Ta'Faendryl is the standard."

Speaking deeply to Ysharra, Roblar says, "Maybe hire a bard."

Faerinn says, "Clearly the Faendryl Enclave is the answer to both."

Roelon deeply says, "If it can be done."

Speaking to Faerinn, Leafiara says, "I'd tend to agree."

Zosopage says, "If she is not of right mind and we could capture her, that would be the first alternative I would think."

Evia whispers something to Lylia.

Lylia says, "Forgive me for importuning here, but...she is a Palestra Blade."

Zosopage says, "Perhaps cure her if able."

Vlashandra says, "Goodnight."

Zosopage says, "Rest well."

Speaking to Zosopage, Shiril asks, "And if she is not of right mind... and we cannot capture her?"

Erienne says, "I heard Helga is a great nurse maid and protector."

Gidion says, "Night."

Speaking to Zosopage, Pukk says, "We can always stow her in the Silvergate Inn's room."

Lyrna says, "She may require some time regardless."

Lylia says, "It is not for 'the town' to care for her, unless that is what serves her best."

Cryheart says, "Good night."

Speaking to Shiril, Maelkyth exclaims, "We adopt her!"

Lady Vlashandra just went southwest.