All That Remains - 5120-05-15 - Act Two (log)

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Ivastaen 15-16, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Vlashandra comes to Lake Eonak and asks if everyone is ready--but before things proceed, Ysharra notes fresh wounds on her face and hands and asks what happened. Vlashandra says she's fine; Ysharra says healing isn't her goal. (Later on in the night, Ysharra and Alisette press further and Vlashandra says she reopened her wounds, as they're reminders to press on and seek true restoration, and there's room for healing when she's no longer a failure.)
  • Mayor Leafiara asks Vlashandra if she has a theory on why Sir Cryheart's blood didn't work, so we can avoid repeats; she says maybe it's because he has reservations, or any other manner of reason. She's never performed anything this elaborate before.
  • Vlashandra reiterates the goals: last time used essences of earth, air, and fire, bridged by blood to this next phase which needs essences of regeneration and vitality. If this one succeeds, the last one later on should make the beacon strong enough--but if it doesn't, we may need to pass through to the shadow realm.
  • She asks Leafi if we can all meet in town in a few nights to discuss pans for the last stage; Leafi says we should, since there are many opinions and concerns. The two agree on the need for at least rough contingency plans in case of alternative scenarios, due to not knowing what Aralyte's mental or physical state will be.
  • Puptilian asks if we're sure she's still alive after so many years; Vlashandra says yes. Leafi and Alisette ask about possible dangers tonight; Vlashandra expects none, but only the final phase might prove more difficult with temporary dangers after bridging worlds. Regwen asks for more details on the final phase, but Vlashandra says let's focus on tonight first.
  • On to the ritual, as Leafi delivers essences of regeneration supplied by Gutstorm, and Vlashandra paces in front of the portal and sprinkles powdered emerald blazestars into the shoreline while chanting. Eventually, some in the crowd hear a rattling of bones and a cold breeze against their neck. Magister Raelee asks if the emerald blazestar was to complete the balance of elements since essence of water wasn't included; Vlashandra grins in response.
  • Roelon volunteers first and Vlashandra says she'll do the cutting, urging him not to move as best he can. He says to take as much as she needs and she slashes his arm--making the essence of regeneration pulse brightly. Then she slashes his leg, twice into his abdomen, then launches into a veritable dance of slicing, until finally the essence pulses like a beating heart. Alisette asks if she's sure that was necessary; Vlashandra says she's positive.
  • Cruxophim says if she wants blood, he can probably expedite this; Vlashandra says no, because "There is a process Thirteen."
  • The process continues before with more volunteers to turn the essences of regeneration into beating hearts, of sorts:
    • Aserak's next. Vlashandra runs her fingers over different parts of his face, then starts wildly cutting up his chest over a dozen times!
    • Zosopage is next, saying he's not sure his blood will be good, but he'll try, only for the sake of the lost one. Vlashandra brushes up agagnist him and runs her bloody fingers through his hair, streaking it red, and licks his ear stud, then stands behind him and stabs away dozens of times, knocking him over! She straddles him and slashes up his back until finished.
    • Dergoatean volunteers and Vlashandra asks if he heard the essence's call; he says he heard Aralyte's and hopes that's good enough, but if not, she can move on.
    • Chandrellia goes for it and Vlashandra swats at her loose ponytail while circling her, then pulls it aside and stabs her in the neck, killing her! ...but the wound seals up and heals and she returns to life! Vlashandra stabs her in the neck again, but again the wound heals up and she rises. Vlashandra stabs her a third time and she rises a third time.
    • Sonnillon's up, but first Vlashandra asks him about the scar above his jawbone; he says his father was an abusive drunk with a fire poker. She slashes at his face, then chest! She licks the blood off her fingers when done.
    • Maags volunteers, saying it's to help Aralyte, and asks for only one cut--as deep as she needs, but only one. Vlashandra says she must do as many as needed; Maags says if she takes from her foot, one is all she'll need. Vlashandra cuts off her hand instead, then her other hand! ...but there's no reaction from the essence of regeneration.
    • Vlashandra returns to Goat, presumably having determined that he's suitable. He offers his wrists, but instead she slices him nearly in half, killing him! She says his offering was ample enough for two, concluding the regeneration part of the ritual.
  • Vlashandra moves on to the essence of vitality and several people shiver, though Balley--dead at the moment from an unrelated sacrifice to Crux--reports feeling warmth.
  • Alvyara volunteers first, though she says Vlashandra had better be honest about wanting to rescue Aralyte. Vlashandra pushes her dagger into the skin of Alvyara's neck, then withdraws it, leaving a scar, and Alvyara looks drained, with wrinkles suddenly forming along her face. The essence of vitality glows and then fades away, at the crumbled blazestars glow in response.
  • The other volunteers proceed:
    • Maelkyth gets a stab in the chest, then appears drained with a new scar and wrinkles forming along his face.
    • Balley gets a stab below the throat, then looks drained with a new scar and wrinkles forming along her face.
    • Alisette gets a stab below the throat, then looks drained with a new scar and wrinkles forming along her face.
  • Vlashandra drizzles blood over the blazestars and beating essences of regeneration. The portal begins to pulse and slow as the essences melt away, then the portal settles into a thumping rhythm like a heartbeat. Raelee asks if this was expected and Vlashandra nods, saying it was successful.
  • Vlashandra gets her tome out again and a page glows, then she lays out the next essence: earth gave way to regeneration, which will now bridge to the essence of body; fire also gave way to regeneration, which will now require the essence of mind; air gave way to vitality, which will now require the essence of soul. She asks if Mayor Leafiara can ensure they're collected; Leafi asks if we have a week, since these are more difficult to gather; Vlashandra says likely more than that, so Leafi says we can and requests that people gather tiny golden seeds.


Highlights

Speaking to Alisette, Abeer asks, "Is the Town Square always this ... nutty?"
Speaking to Abeer, Alisette says, "It can be overwhelming, yes.  But give it time.  Most folks here are good souls."
Mekimin muses, "Odd ducks, all of them. But mostly good souls."
Aeith asks, "So the motes in the air are really pretty... but should I also be concerned that they may be dangerous?"
Speaking to Aeith, Alisette says, "Aye."
Speaking to Aeith, Leafiara says, "According to Hap and Xorus, similar motes were seen years ago before some corruption affected Melgorehn's Reach."
Speaking to Leafiara, Aeith says, "Yeah I figured any change these days is probably not a beneficial one."
Aeith says, "Well then, I'll just admire them from afar until everything turns deadly I suppose."
Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "Guess what, those dinner reservations you were talking about earlier, canceled."
Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk says, "It's okay. You will want to some other time. Once you go Pukk....then you will more than likely cry and shudder in revulsion and take several baths...then hate all men."
Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara asks, "Have you come up with theories on why Cryheart's blood didn't work last time, so we can hopefully not have any repeats?"
Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "His blood was too slow..."
Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth asks, "Contingency actions, like 'Run Away!!'?"
Hapenlok: "....it's interesting, more of you are willing participants, than the thirty-five or so who helped Cross."
Leafiara: "Most here are observers, I'd say. Only the ones donating can really be called participants."
Evia: "Yes, observers and verbal snipers."
Roblar deeply says, "Sorcery may want yer manhood in a jar."
[later in the night]
Vlashandra slowly walks over to Zosopage, almost seductively brushing up against him, her chest to his, and she runs her slender, bloodstained fingers through his shoulder length golden blonde hair, streaking it red.  She licks the faceted ruby stud in the upper ridge of his left ear, then moves to stand behind him, her dagger posed to strike.
Roblar deeply mutters, "Manhood."
Speaking curtly to Roblar, Cruxophim scolds, "No portraying that, thank you very much."
Mekimin squeaks, "They didn't teach me about this sort of wizardry back home."
[much later in the night]
Vlashandra drives her dagger into Dergoatean's chest, just below the shoulder and with all of her might and force peels through his skin, down to his waist and groin almost shredding him in two!
Bloody slash to Dergoatean's side!
Instant death, due to lack of intestines.
Roblar deeply says, "Groin."
Roblar deeply exclaims, "Matter of time!"
Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth asks, "Do you require more, and are they stepping up?"
Vlashandra presses her finger to Maelkyth's lips.
Vlashandra says, "Shhhh..."
Vlashandra says, "I'm concentrating."
Maelkyth grins at Vlashandra.
Maelkyth says, "...so hot."
Maelkyth makes a purring sound.
(OOC) Yukito's player whispers to the group, "Just joined to say, if this glitter sticks, we are all walking disco balls. That is all."
[Hapenlok's familiar]
Speaking to an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, Maags says, "Tell him I am fine."
An ember-eyed fire wyrdling says, "...I don't like talking to him either."
An ember-eyed fire wyrdling says, "But I don't think he's going to listen to much right now."
Speaking to an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, Maags says, "He can be a grouchies."
Faerinn says, "We have a heartbeat now."
Faerinn says, "Closer than ever to bringing forth a bouncing baby Blade."


Log

Awaiting Vlashandra

[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 earth brown Mahree disk, the Nyepels disk, the Amerek disk, the Mekimin disk, a poofy piebald flop-eared kitten, a pudgy frosting-covered dormouse, a disorderly aurora spirit that is flying around, the Taernath disk, the Regwen disk, the eel-encircled Altheren disk, an ancient cinereous vulture, the Knochenjager disk, a badly damaged thanot coffer, an engraved gold coffer, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, the Balley disk, a delusive will-o-wisp spirit that is flying around, a heartbroken dune spirit that is flying around, a rose-marrow potion, a dense earthen root, a dense earthen root, a dense earthen root, a dense earthen root, a dense earthen root, a dense earthen root, the Dihadov disk, the Sonnillon disk, an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, the Zosopage disk, the Roelon disk, a massive snowy white tiger, the Alisette disk, the Dougross disk, the Pukk disk, the Chandrellia disk, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a large acorn, a potent blue-green potion, some manna bread, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a beige dress, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Mahree, Nyepels, Mekimin, Amerek, Zirslaya, Caelaran, Lady Nyssia, Maags, Taernath, Chomperellas, Berost, High Lord Asben, Lady Regwen, Master Altheren, Vynce, Covy, Trallihn, Abeer who is sitting, Knochenjager who is sitting, Lyrna, Lord Christianello, Jabalia, Torrecho, Zosimos who is sitting, Raneng, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Yukito who is sitting, Kalindon, Dihadov, Sonnillon, Arendt, Roelon who is sitting, Xoryl, Zosopage, Lady Alisette who is sitting, Dougross who is sitting, Pukk, Alosaka who is sitting, Conquerer of Reim Chandrellia

Speaking to Alisette, Abeer asks, "Is the Town Square always this ... nutty?"

Speaking to Abeer, Alisette says, "It can be overwhelming, yes. But give it time. Most folks here are good souls."

Mekimin muses, "Odd ducks, all of them. But mostly good souls."

[skipping ahead; at some point it starts raining, but I can't find where in the log, so you see the conflict below where Maags wants Cryheart and Pukk is saying to join Leafi, all while Leafi's saying no sign of Vlashandra]

Maags exclaims, "Where is yous knight!"

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafiara!"

Aeith asks, "So the motes in the air are really pretty... but should I also be concerned that they may be dangerous?"

Zosopage says, "I know he came out too soon."

Speaking to Aeith, Leafiara admits, "You probably should, yeah."

Speaking to Aeith, Alisette says, "Aye."

Pukk yells, "Join Leafi for a good time!"

Speaking to Aeith, Leafiara says, "According to Hap and Xorus, similar motes were seen years ago before some corruption affected Melgorehn's Reach."

Speaking to Leafiara, Aeith says, "Yeah I figured any change these days is probably not a beneficial one."

Maags says, "Thaxin does not likes competition."

Pukk exclaims, "Quick, leave!"

Aeith says, "Well then, I'll just admire them from afar until everything turns deadly I suppose."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Don't worry, there's no sign of Vlashandra yet anyway."

Pukk says, "Wait..I mean."

Zosopage says, "Just rain."

Tzii says, "Let's kill all the bad people."

>lo up

Rain clouds completely cover the sky.

Tzii says, "Starting with me."

Pukk says, "Stop...don't leave her."

A flicker of white flames ignites in the distance.

Beldannon yells, "Never listen to Pukk!"

Zosopage says, "Ok you spoke too soon."

Leafiara suddenly says, "Well, never mind then."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "Guess what, those dinner reservations you were talking about earlier, canceled."

Aeith says, "Oh dear, this is what I get for saying something."

Pukk yells, "You're too late! We already yelled to join Leafiara!"

Lyrna says, "Timing is everything."

[locate spellon Cryheart]

[Lower Dragonsclaw, Grasslands]

Growing among the warm grasses are a few scattered trees. It is hard to tell if the forest you can see to the west is encroaching upon the grasslands or if it is slowly being harvested and replaced for grazing. You also see the Guarrin disk, the white Akenna disk, a black-eared red and grey fox, a forest wolf, a long metal-plated wagon, a long metal-plated wagon, a long metal-plated wagon, a huge imperial wagon, a black-vein covered stone outpost, a withered patch of grass, a withered patch of grass and a withered patch of grass.

Also here: Shinann, Sir Cryheart, Akenna, Faerinn, Guarrin, Puptilian

Leafiara says, "Seems Cryheart's out in the grasslands, so..."

Leafiara recites:

"Join up!"

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Prolly shmokin."

Puptilian just moved quietly into the area, his group following closely.

Speaking to Cryheart, Shinann says, "People are looking for you, I think."

Zosopage says, "I thought that's why everybody was joining you in the first place."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Xecnephias asks, "Is this the death parade?"

Leafiara amusedly says, "Oh, there they are."

Bernadette softly says, "He's here now."

Faerinn says, "Vlashandra will let us know when to meed her at the lake."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara asks, "On second thought, want to shift it?"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk says, "It's okay. You will want to some other time. Once you go Pukk....then you will more than likely cry and shudder in revulsion and take several baths...then hate all men."

Maags exclaims, "Now everybodies is here!"

Pukk says, "Okay."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Cryheart!"

Vlashandra: "Eve."

Tzii says to Cryheart, "You, sir, are a waggish miscreant!"

Cryheart says, "Wait."

Lylia: "Good evening to you."

Zosopage: "Evening."

Cruxophim: "Evening."

Leafiara: "Good eve!"

Ysharra: "Good evening."

Tzii says to Cryheart, "You, sir, are a lumpish, half-faced urgh-taster!"

Aserak: "Good evening."

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "Too late."

Regwen: "Evening."

Cryheart says, "Err..ok."

Hapenlok: "Well, then."

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "You're it. So sayeth Pukk."

Faerinn: "Good morning."

Adalfuns says, "Line forming."

Vlashandra: "Shall we gather soon? The lake will do again."

Tzii says, "I miss Fisdan."

Akenna: "Good evening, I suppose."

Leafiara: "Certainly!"

Tzii says to Adalfuns, "You, sir, are an errant, motley-minded hugger-mugger!"

Aeith: "It is the evening, but will it be good?"

Speaking to Shinann, Maags says, "What is her tonight plan."

Lyrna: "Good evening."

Hapenlok: "I'll be standing by on the summit."

Adalfuns asks, "What's a hugger mugger?"

Tzii says, "He would just mock everyone."

Hapenlok: "...observing."

Cryheart says, "Headed to the Lake in five...."

Speaking to Maags, Shinann says, "I am not sure."

Ysharra: "Is it a good evening whether or not we will it?"

Cryheart says, "Four......"

Tzii asks, "Where's the pretty flower girl?"

Leafiara recites:

"Join Cryheart if you haven't!"

Cryheart says, "Three....."

Cryheart says, "Two......."

Maags quickly prompts, "Threetwoone!"

Tzii says to Adalfuns, "You, sir, are a vain crutch!"

Maags exclaims, "Readies!"

Cryheart asks, "All joined?"

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "You need to be on time. Or else we might have to designate somebody else as the new Cryheart."

Roelon deeply says, "Hangin' on to me kilt..."

Cryheart says, "Moving to the lake."

Speaking to Cryheart, Maags says, "Yous need to work on yous timing Sir."

You notice Chaoswynd moving stealthily into the area.

[travel]

Zosopage says, "Lost Cay."

Speaking to Cryheart, Maags exclaims, "I am not always here!"

Cryheart asks, "I did?"

Zosopage says, "But then that's not new."

Speaking to Zosopage, Leafiara says, "I'm sure he knows the way."

[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 Mekimin disk, a barely visible trail leading into a grove of ancient trees, a cedar chip path, a churning incarnadine portal and a reinforced wooden defense tower.

Also here: High Lord Asben, Lady Regwen, Lyrna, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Sonnillon, Kippe, Lady Alisette, Conquerer of Reim Chandrellia, Pukk, Aeith, Bernadette, Zosopage, Tzii, Roelon, Maags, Puptilian, Guarrin, Akenna, Shinann, Stormyrain, Mnar, Tilbin, Adalfuns, Dame Evia, Melikor, Ysharra, Sir Cryheart, Alvyara, Aserak, Mekimin, Xorus, Imperatrix Lylia, Lord Thrassus, Faerinn, Master Sulien, Magister Raelee

Tzii asks, "What if there's bad things?"

Speaking offhandedly to Tzii, Leafiara says, "Same as ever if there are."

Tzii asks, "What if this doesn't end well?"

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk says, "About time."

Speaking to Mekimin, Lylia says, "Yes, but you may be subjected to some fate worse than death, in which case I could not collect."

Tzii asks, "What if there's unpleasant odors?"

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk asks, "You got lost..didn't you?"

Cruxophim licks Gutstorm's cheek sloppily. Yuck!

Sonnillon raspily says, "I have an unpleasant odor."

Cryheart says, "Roll in lavendar grass."

Tzii asks, "What if the sky goes dark?"

Speaking to Pukk, Chaoswynd says, "Not even remotely, no."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Yuck."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Zosopage says, "I recognize that step on leaves anywhere."

Speaking amusedly to Gutstorm, Cruxophim teases, "I'm afraid I can't be shaved."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk says, "That means yes."

Tzii asks, "What if roltons show up?"

[locate spell on Hapenlok]

[Melgorehn's Reach, Moon Chamber]

You are in a vast, domed enclosure cut from the native rock of the mountain. The floor is perfectly smooth but the vaulted ceiling is chiseled in an array of gothic designs. In the center of the room sits a single onyx altar. You also see a round shaft cut into the floor of the chamber, a brilliant moon beam shining in through a hole in the ceiling and striking the surface of the altar and a flickering purple portal.

Also here: Hapenlok who is sitting


Briefing

Lady Vlashandra just arrived.

Tzii asks, "What if we all die?"

Speaking calmly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim greets, "Evening."

Cryheart says, "Good evening, m'lady."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara greets, "Good eve there."

Tzii recites:

"Careful, there might be roltons"

Vlashandra says, "Good evening all."

Vlashandra asks, "We are rested and ready from last time?"

Vlashandra touches a churning incarnadine portal, and a sticky red ichor clings briefly to her fingers before it melts away.

Cryheart says, "Hopefully."

Speaking wonderingly to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "What happened to you?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maags says, "Readies for what."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "On our side, at least."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "Are you?"

Tzii asks, "Wait did anything happen?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Mekimin croaks, "Eager to see what you're cooking up tonight, if you'll pardon the expression."

Pukk says, "I get them confused."

>lo vla

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. The scars on her face seem to have been cut open, with dried streaks of blood still clinging to the folded strips of flesh.

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Ysharra.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "Your face and hands."

Vlashandra grins crookedly.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "Oh, dear are we running out of time? Has Octaven returned early?"

Hapenlok: "I am ready on my end."

Vlashandra says, "I am fine."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "We even have Hapenlok up near the peak of Melgorehn's Reach observing in case somethng goes awry with the magic there."

Maags says, "Do not looks fine."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "I follow the Painlord. I know fresh work when I see it."

Speaking hesitantly to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "You are not healing."

Bernadette softly says, "Hes good folk onnat."

Tzii exclaims, "It's couldn't wait!"

Speaking to Lylia, Maags says, "I shall tries."

Speaking amusedly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim agrees, "She's not wrong."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn says, "Well, I say that because."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "Healing isn't your goal."

(Faerinn gestures in a line down between his eyes.)

Vlashandra grins at Ysharra.

Tzii exclaims, "I'm gonna get mad !"

Maags asks, "So no blood tonight right?"

Tzii says, "Oh wait I already am."

Vlashandra says, "Blood is required tonight."

Vlashandra says, "And more of the essences required."

Sonnillon raspily exclaims, "I have plenty of blood!"

Maags says, "Oh."

Speaking to Erienne, Asben says, "You made it."

Speaking lightly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim assures, "Blood is not a problem."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "Of course. Are we dilating the blood portal a little more?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "Facial blood?"

Speaking to an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, Pukk exclaims, "Hi there Happy's familiar!"

Vlashandra says, "In a sense, yes."

Vlashandra nods at Ysharra.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara asks, "Have you come up with theories on why Cryheart's blood didn't work last time, so we can hopefully not have any repeats?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "Membranes need some thinning."

Speaking raspily to Vlashandra, Sonnillon exclaims, "I'll donate blood if needed!"

Balley softly says, "I am sure many will share blood with you again."

Speaking to Ysharra, Faerinn says, "Already has dilated a little more since we were here last time."

Maags says, "Problies Cruxophim has all the blood so."

Maags says, "We can jus watch."

Alvyara says, "How strange."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah think the essense calls to the blood it needs."

Vlashandra says, "It is perhaps he has his reservations."

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra asks, "It's a curious metaphor, isn't it?"

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara nods understandingly at Vlashandra.

Tzii asks, "What gonna happen?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "His blood was too slow..."

Maelkyth says, "We shold all bleed out of solidarity."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara muses, "Mm, makes sense."

Vlashandra says, "Or any other manner of reason, truthfully."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Maags says, "Easier for yous to say."

Akenna says, "I'm not bleeding for this."

Diamondelille says, "Some folks have more blood than some."

Leafiara concludes, "So just a matter of more trial and error, fair enough."

Vlashandra says, "I have never performed something this, elaborate, before."

Vlashandra nods at Balley.

Speaking to Akenna, Maelkyth says, "So, you're not committed to this course of action."

Lyrna says, "I doubt many have."

Maelkyth says, "You needn't be."

Speaking to herself, Maylan says, "Not very encouraging."

Lylia says, "Fortunately, this is a matter of choice. Purely voluntary."

Maags exclaims, "Oh!"

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.

Speaking soothingly to Akenna, Alisette says, "You don't have to, it is voluntary."

Ysharra says, "I would recommend that no one who has concerns such as that contribute."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn says, "Really? Doesn't show..."

Puptilian says, "Oh good. Let's practice new magic here in our town."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Akenna says, "Alis Good."

Alvyara quietly says, "I'm here to help."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Finally, reason!"

Ysharra says, "It would be likely be a poor match for her needs."

Bernadette softly says, "Good tings there empaths here."

Tzii recites:

"Careful

roltons ahead"

Speaking to Puptilian, Stormyrain asks, "As if this is anything new?"

Chandrellia softly says, "I will gladly give my blood for this town and those within it, as I have given blood to them since my arrival here as a healer."

Speaking to Puptilian, Pukk exclaims, "That's the right attitude!"

Speaking drunkenly to Melikor, Gutstorm exclaims, "Perfect, audiensh!"

Speaking to Ysharra, Faerinn whispers aloud, "Absolutely shows."

An ember-eyed fire wyrdling says, "...not new...Cross used it."

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Speaking to Gutstorm, Melikor says, "Excellent."

Pukk says, "Ahhhh."

Vlashandra says, "As we saw last time...in using essences of earth, air and fire, and bridging them by blood to the next phase..."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Melikor says, "Practice, practice, practice."

Speaking to Puptilian, Mekimin says, "Invigorating isn't it! To be on the cutting edge of magical research, if you will."

Vlashandra says, "Tonight we need essences of regeneration, vitality, and regeneration again."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth exclaims, "Do we storm the portal tonight?!"

Speaking to Mekimin, Puptilian says, "Not when it harms the town."

Vlashandra says, "No."

Vlashandra looks over at Maelkyth and shakes her head.

Maelkyth asks, "No?"

Lylia notes, "We are not in town."

Maelkyth asks, "Why not?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maylan says, "Let's go kill some trolls! Their blood is perfect for regeneration."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "Quite a number of alchemists have worked on those, at least, so you should have enough."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Maags says, "No fighting for yous."

Pukk says, "Tarts always regenerate me."

Tzii asks, "What if I fall down?"

Akenna says, "I'm only here to make sure that anything coming out of that portal doesn't get far...unless it is your Faendryl lady."

Speaking amusedly to Maylan, Leafiara says, "That's exactly how the essences are created." [extraction from troll skins]

Lyrna says, "This is only the second of the three previously mentioned rituals."

Speaking to Maags, Pukk asks, "Did you bring enough tarts for her?"

Puptilian says, "No we are not in town but not the first time something in the area made its way there."

Speaking amusedly to Maylan, Cruxophim enthuses, "One step ahead of ye."

Vlashandra says, "If this phase is successful, we still have one more. If that is successful, then our beacon will, or should be strong enough. If it is not, we may need to pass through to the shadow realm."

Speaking to Pukk, Maags says, "Who."

Speaking to Maags, Pukk says, "That imp lady."

Vlashandra asks, "Mayor Leafiara, perhaps we can all meet in a few nights in town, and discuss some plans?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Leafiara.

Faerinn says, "Practice does make permenant."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara agrees, "I think we definitely should."

Lyrna asks, "So... at what point are things likely to come from that side to this one?"

Roelon deeply says, "So....we may hae to go inside.."

Speaking to Pukk, Maags says, "Always has enough."

Speaking to Maags, Pukk says, "She needs regenerating...and the tarts will do it."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "There are... well, a lot of varied opinions and concerns."

Leafiara nods at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra says, "As we progress towards the ritual's completion, we should make even some rough plans for...alternative scenarios."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "And contingencies." [said at the same time she was talking]

Leafiara nods in agreement at Vlashandra.

Speaking teasingly to Leafiara, Cruxophim suggests, "Oh, who needs those?"

Lylia murmurs, "Yes, we must make sure people's opinions are heard, and in the Landing, they are hard to draw out. People are so reticent to speak their minds."

Leafiara admits, "Almost every person I speak with has an entirely different worry or thought than everyone else."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth asks, "Contingency actions, like 'Run Away!!'?"

Tzii exclaims, "Okay that does it I'm outta here!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "We should just make it up as we go."

Tzii says, "This looks way too dangerous."

Vlashandra says, "We do not know what Aralyte's state of mind will be, or her physical state."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara asks, "Speaking of concerns, though, last time you spoke of increasing risks with each step. Should we watch for anything in particular tonight?"

An ember-eyed fire wyrdling says, "Well, madame, Mayor....are you going to tell them? ...so Hapenlok will give me some peace? ...I hate talking to ...people you know."

Speaking amusedly to Lylia, Guarrin exclaims, "I disagree!"

Vlashandra says, "There exist a number of possibilities."

Sonnillon raspily asks, "Kill first ask questions after looting?"

Speaking offhandedly to an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, Leafiara says, "Just a moment."

Puptilian asks, "5 years is a long time. Are we sure she is still alive?"

Maelkyth says, "Now THAT's a plan."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alisette asks, "Such as?"

Vlashandra says, "We are sure."

Lylia says, "I would submit, furthermore, that it is not just anyone's job to assess her state."

Roelon deeply asks, "Does time even flow the same inside that shadow realm?"

Speaking evenly to Puptilian, Cruxophim speculates, "For some definitions of alive, I'm sure."

Speaking to Puptilian, Sulien says, "Hence the need for contingencies."

Tzii exclaims, "I plan on taking over Wehnimer's while you're all gone!"

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "A warrior is good at assessing."

Faerinn says, "But when they do come out with an opinion it's always so positive and uplifting."

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Alisette.

Speaking to Roelon, Alvyara says, "That's a good question."

Speaking cryptically to Puptilian, Cruxophim states, "She wouldn't ~die there. That's not the concern."

Vlashandra asks, "Such as what?"

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara muses, "Interesting question."

Ysharra says, "The Faendryl summoners gathered would be the best equipped, along with Cruxophim."

Roelon deeply says, "Might be ah blink of an eye for her.."

Roelon deeply says, "Or hundred of years..."

Maelkyth says, "Storm the portal, if we find things from beyond the portal, invite them for tea... if they don't like tea, offer something stronger... if they don't like that, kill them... if we can't kill them, run away... and hide."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alisette asks, "Things we should be prepared for tonight?"

Maelkyth says, "There, all our planning summarized."

Ysharra says, "He has a great deal of experience with curses and afflictions that go past the bodily injuries."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pukk says, "That sounds about right."

Speaking amusedly to Ysharra, Cruxophim gushes, "Did you just compare me to a Faendryl sorcerer? I'm flattered."

Vlashandra says, "I do not expect any dangers this night."

Vlashandra says, "There will be sacrifices, and blood, that I know."

Puptilian says, "The shadow realm is not an easy walk through a park. I still have scars from the last time I went all those years ago."

Lylia pointedly says, "She is a Palestra. Specifically Faendryl. I do not want some ninny who feels his limited ideas of morality should form her prison. She may be very much 'herself' without adhering to these...smaller virtues."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Ysharra says, "Your skill in things that go wrong is well-noted."

Maags says, "Sacrifices."

Vlashandra says, "The final phase may prove more difficult, we will see. As I said before, we are experiencing this for the first time together."

Sonnillon raspily says, "Roltons a plenty for offerings."


Speaking to Vlashandra, Zosopage says, "Except maybe not but that isn't always one hundered percent true."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Regwen asks, "What does the final phase entail?"

Speaking to Yukito, Alisette says, "As long as it is okay with Mayor Leafiara and Vlashandra."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Faerinn says, "I've always thought Empaths had far more body horror to their magic really."

Speaking to Regwen, Pukk says, "It entails the end."

Vlashandra says, "In the final phase, if we truly are successful in bridging the worlds...yes, there could be danger because of it. Temporary, at best."

Speaking gently to Faerinn, Cruxophim admits, "Some more than others, but yes."

Speaking to Alisette, Leafiara says, "This is outside of town--I don't have any particular sway out here."

Vlashandra says, "Let us focus on tonight first Regwen."

Vlashandra nods at Regwen.

Maags says, "Problies is dangerous for them too."

Vlashandra removes a brightly glowing obisidian dagger from in her light blue robe.

Regwen says, "Of course."

Speaking to Faerinn, Maylan says, "It's no big thing."

Speaking thoughtfully to Leafiara, Ensayn asks, "So you need to expand the town further out?"

Alisette explains, "I think he just wants samples from the area anyway."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "I have enough mindfulness to focus on the ritual and wonder about your wounds, I feel."

Regwen says, "One likes to be prepared though."

Speaking offhandedly to Ensayn, Leafiara says, "Ask Pup how well that attempt worked." [he tried it during his time as mayor]

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth asks, "Couldn't we vote in temporary expansions to power and extend your influence?"

Aeith says, "Hopefully we'll be able to bring through what we want, and less of, well, anything else that resides over there."

Vlashandra nods at Ysharra.

Speaking to a poofy piebald flop-eared kitten, Gutstorm says, "Yooz play nice."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You should expand the town all the way to Icemule."

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth says, "I mean, emergency provisions and all."

Vlashandra says, "I appreciate your concern Ysharra."

Faerinn says, "The wounds are concerning..."

Vlashandra says, "I reopened my wounds."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "Curiosity and concern are not quite synonyms."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alvyara asks, "Why?"

Speaking to Ysharra, Alisette says, "I appraise her often as well."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "But you're welcome."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "In any case, so Hapenlok doesn't kill me over this, I have to mention he's brought up concerns about seeing similar motes years ago in an incident involving corruption with the Reach's magic."

Vlashandra says, "Because scars fade and sometimes lose the importance of why we have them when they do."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "I see. Self work. For the ritual or your own hobbies?"

Mnar asks, "We're all talking about offering blood but we wonder why she has open wounds?"

Maags says, "They onlies sound a little the same."

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Hash Hapenlok ever kilt anyfin?"

Vlashandra says, "A fresh wound is a purposeful reminder to press on and seek true restoration."

Speaking wryly to Gutstorm, Leafiara says, "Yeah, us, when he drops meteors."

Bernadette softly says, "As long as all that energy dun backfires."

Speaking thoughtfully to Leafiara, Cruxophim speculates, "They don't seem particularly corrupted, at least as far as I can gauge. I do know corruption... at least, of this sort."

Shinann says, "Not all scars are seen..."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "That's a personal axiom, at a guess."

Akenna says, "I didn't wonder, I figured she was--"

Balley softly says, "That is an interesting thought Vlashandra."

Alvyara says, "That's quite a reminder."

Maelkyth says, "Well, Hapenlock's a neener-head."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pukk says, "He also likes to fist himself with that spell of his."

Speaking to Shinann, Puptilian says, "Most are definitely unseen."

Alvyara says, "I usually just keep a journal, myself."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Leafiara says, "Right, my understanding is not now, at least, but the risk would be when opening the shadow valence."

Speaking to Leafiara, Chandrellia softly counters, "Yes but this may be different something tells me so, things I see within them that I see within myself."

Leafiara says, "If I understood him right."

Speaking drunkenly to Pukk, Gutstorm says, "Yooz naughty."

Speaking amusedly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim confesses, "You remind me of someone I knew long ago. And perhaps a few I know to this day."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pukk asks, "I am?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "That sounds as if it is personal punishment as well."

Vlashandra grins crookedly.

Maylan asks, "Let's get this blood party started! What are we waiting for?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "You want something you see every time you catch a glimpse of yourself. You're destroying your ego and supplanting it with another."

Speaking to Pukk, Zosopage asks, "Where would you like your grave dug?"

Speaking to Ysharra, Alisette says, "I agree."

Speaking softly to Maylan, Chandrellia says, "We are waiting on Vlashandra."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara clarifies, "Is the portal being opened tonight or is this only more--preparation? So we know what to brace for."

Speaking surreptitiously to Ysharra, Cruxophim wonders, "Is that such a terrible thing?"

Vlashandra says, "When I am no longer a failure, there is room for healing."

Vlashandra nods at Alisette.

Sonnillon raspily asks, "Ok we all bleeding into a bucket or what?"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Maylan asks, "And what is SHE waiting for?"

Speaking softly to Maylan, Chandrellia says, "Whatever she wishes to wait for."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Ysharra says, "I am not offering a judgment. I am also scarred."


Regeneration Ritual

Vlashandra asks, "Shall we begin?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn says, "I do hope all the fragments can at least stay in place long enough for you to get through these rites."

Hapenlok: "She says there's no danger. I'm still remaining up here ...monitoring things."

Speaking philosophically to Ysharra, Cruxophim muses, "The death of the self, some might say, is the prelude to enlightment."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Maylan exclaims, "As I said...time's a wasting!"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Dish is how we make blood puddin."

Leafiara: "If we're not opening the portal tonight, one would hope it's safe--but I suppose we'll see."

Speaking whimsically to Gutstorm, Cruxophim confesses, "Yer not wrong."

Speaking softly to Maylan, Chandrellia says, "Perhaps, but to err on the side of caution can prove to be a good thing."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "I stand ready to serve that purpose, Ma'am. Do not tarry. Your wounds could get out of control."

Speaking to Ysharra, Maelkyth asks, "Yeah, and what if the self you're losing is really a self no one really likes?"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Ysharra says, "Sometimes the self objects, though. It can turn into a different sort of assumption."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "I also am here to give my blood freely."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I don't think you have an ego. You are awesome and you know it."

Vlashandra pulls a black tome from her satchel, quietly reading through it for a moment then stowing it away.

Vlashandra nods at Chandrellia.

Zosopage: "As I said earlier just because it's supposed to be safe, that's not always 100 percent accurate."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Lylia says, "Good point. Some people really should lose themselves. Permanently."

Speaking raspily to Vlashandra, Sonnillon says, "My blood is a plenty take what you need."

Speaking to Lylia, Maelkyth says, "I'll just gloss over that you might be referring to me."

Speaking to Lylia, Maelkyth says, "Obviously, everyone adores me."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Lylia says, "Definitely not you."

Vlashandra says, "Essence, please, Mayor."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of regeneration.

Speaking to Lylia, Maags exclaims, "He was lost too too long alreadies!"

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of regeneration.

Vlashandra touches a churning incarnadine portal, and a sticky red ichor clings briefly to her fingers before it melts away.

Speaking calmly to Leafiara, Cruxophim states, "I've lain some groundwork."

Speaking gently to Adalfuns, Mekimin whispers aloud, "Ready for a little death and dismemberment, deputy?"

Leafiara says, "I believe that one was supplied by Gutstorm."

Roblar deeply says, "Ah forgot now."

Maelkyth says, "Ooh."

Hapenlok: "And honestly, this was exactly what Elithain Cross tried to do years ago."

Speaking to Mekimin, Adalfuns says, "Let's hope it doesn't come to that."

Speaking to Adalfuns, Alvyara reassures, "It's all voluntary."

Hapenlok: "And we all know what almost happened, then."

Xecnephias quietly says, "And I offer thee sacrifice on the altar of sanctity the virgin Leafiara, of course if she isn't a virgin, we are all screwed, hmm might want to rephase that...."

Alvyara says, "At least, tonight it is."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk whispers aloud, "Are you?"

Hapenlok: "So I'll keep you all informed about what's happening up here."

Leafiara sighs, "Back to the ritual..."

Cruxophim shakes his articulated gauntlets at Leafiara, splattering her with blood.

Zosopage: "Thank you Hapenlok."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Ysharra asks, "Do you know much about these sorts of rituals, Crux?"

Leafiara dusts herself off.

Leafiara dusts herself off.

Speaking teasingly to Leafiara, Cruxophim proclaims, "There. You're annointed, Mayor."

Roelon deeply says, "Better to let her focus, who knows what happens if ah mistake is made."

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Ysharra says, "It strikes me how much we're going on her suggestion."

Speaking softly to Cruxophim, Razanetika says, "There are some things, you just shouldn't share."

Hapenlok: "...and people call me reckless."

Regwen: "The motes are plummeting down in sheets now."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Maags says, "I looks for things for him on occasion."

Lyrna: "One thing does not negate the other."

Sonnillon shows Vlashandra a silk-wrapped white slate chalkboard.

Maelkyth asks, "What for whosa?"

Razanetika whispers something to Schultz.

Pukk says, "If something goes wrong we have Roblar here....he will save us."

Evia whispers something to Guarrin.

Schultz whispers something to Razanetika.

Roblar deeply deadpans, "Will save you."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Faerinn says, "Psychosexual blood rites do seem like they are in your wheel house if you don't mind me saying so."

Speaking quickly to Cruxophim, Akenna says, "I'm not giving any blood to this."

Pukk says, "Unless Cryheart is still leading our group as we retreat...then we die of old age on the way back."

Speaking to Faerinn, Ysharra says, "You got the psycho part right on the money."

Speaking to Akenna, Leafiara assures, "There's no need for you to, or anyone else with reservations."

Puptilian becomes solid again.

Speaking frankly to Faerinn, Cruxophim croons, "You're too kind."

Pukk pokes Puptilian in the ribs.

Pukk says, "Yep solid."

Speaking quietly in Guildspeak to Akenna, Xecnephias says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Leafiara, Akenna says, "Yes, I'm just letting him know."

Speaking in Guildspeak to Xecnephias, Akenna says something you don't understand.

Erienne tickles Maelkyth into laughing.

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth says, "Good thing all my ticklish spots are protected."

Balley accepts Cruxophim's jawbone dagger.

Balley softly says, "But ok."

Balley turns her jawbone dagger's blade so that the tip rests against her finger. She appears focused as she lightly pushes down, carefully slicing into the flesh and drawing forth a thin thread of blood. Balley presses her finger against a jagged ebon-swirled blood-infused eight-pointed cruciform wrought from darkened everblood essence.

Pukk exclaims, "Got ya!"

Speaking quietly in Guildspeak to Akenna, Xecnephias says something you don't understand.

Vlashandra paces before the portal, chanting some archaic, almost guttural, as she reaches into a small pouch and begins to sprinkle handfuls of powered emerald blazestars into the shoreline of the lake.

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "My kilt's still dry..... fail."

Maylan says, "Seems like a waste of blazestars, frankly."

Leafiara explains, "For those who weren't here last time, certain people heard or felt various things when Vlashandra worked with the essences, but others didn't--so something similar might happen. So staying alert for that is good."

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "That's an excellent question."

Mnar asks, "Does the tower aim at this particular spot, by any chance?"

Roelon deeply says, "Ah hope so, in case."

Puptilian quietly says, "Hate seeing the lake used this way. I'll have to work with druids to beg Imaera to clean the water again for the next month or two."

Speaking to Mnar, Ysharra says, "There's some pylons not too far off, as well."

Speaking to Mnar, Maelkyth says, "Good point. There are a bunch of local hooligans who might fire upon us."

Maags quietly whispers aloud, "At least easier we can tells them apart."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me know how to yoosh da vat of boilin oil."

Roblar deeply says, "Me av to catch a fish."

Dergoatean just arrived.

Speaking to Mnar, Maelkyth says, "No good dastardly ne'er0do-wells."

Roblar deeply says, "Goat."

Speaking to Mnar, Ysharra says, "Also, we have a Roblar."

Roblar deeply exclaims, "Der he iz!"

Lylia says, "Yes, may all the gods forfend the lake be used as a means to achieve a rescue of one who was willing to sacrifice herself for this town and its people."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Maags says, "Jus in time."

Vlashandra holds the essence of regeneration out before her face, cupping it in her hands and moving her lips in close. She closes her eyes and whispers something.

Leafiara says, "You can climb right up the tower and peer through the window to see where the ballistas will fire, but... so far it seems a quiet night and no sign of the Fist."

You hear a faint rattling of bones and a cold breeze on the back of your neck.

Roelon's face turns slightly pale.

Lylia says, "Certainly Imaera would get her skirts in bunches over that."

Speaking drunkenly to Viva, Gutstorm says, "Me eshperimented wif it in TSC one day."

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh.."

Stormyrain squints.

Mekimin shudders.

Regwen shivers.

Aeith shudders.

Pukk glances around the area.

Roelon deeply says, "Tha' felt weird."

Chandrellia shivers.

(Leafiara glances back over her shoulder.)

Zosopage shivers.

Adalfuns shivers.

Aserak turns his head slightly to the side and stares off into the distance, effectively ignoring his surroundings.

Ysharra says, "The lake has been used to purify far more involved smithing efforts than this before."

Lyrna nods.

Lyrna says, "It did."

Pukk says, "I felt something on my neck."

(Lylia touches the nape of her neck.)

Chandrellia glances over her shoulder.

Roelon nods slowly.

Speaking quietly to himself, Adalfuns mumbles, "Wagglers."

Ysharra says, "It still ebbs and flows."

Lylia nods once.

Adalfuns idly scratches himself on the neck.

Felita shivers.

Leafiara admits, "...sure didn't expect *that* sensation from an essence of regeneration..."

Speaking loudly to Pukk, Roblar exclaims, "Iz a giant spider!"

Roelon nods slowly.

Vlashandra asks, "The call was heard?"

Speaking to Puptilian, Maylan teases, "You should have seen what Pylasar did to this lake."

Puptilian says, "You don't see me trying to stop this nor Imaera herself. I'm not saying it's not a worthy purpose. I too would like to see the Blade returned."

Roelon nods at Vlashandra.

Leafiara nods at Vlashandra.

Aeith nods.

Speaking to Roblar, Pukk exclaims, "Oh good!"

Aserak nods.

Lylia quietly says, "Yes."

Zosopage nods at Vlashandra.

Xecnephias quietly says, "I heard Roblar's blood is made of Molten steel."

Mekimin nods at Vlashandra.

Evia asks, "Is that what it was?"

Roelon deeply says, "Aye. ah bit different then last time."

Speaking affably to Ysharra, Cruxophim remarks, "Light and darkness, it all comes around eventually."

Speaking to Alvyara, Adalfuns assures, "Just nerves."

Puptilian says, "Doesn't mean I like seeing the lake used this way is all."

Roblar deeply says, "Am no golem."

Speaking to Lylia, Faerinn says, "Assuming Imaera wears skirts."

Speaking to Maylan, Puptilian says, "Oh I did."

Speaking to Maylan, Dergoatean says, "And then that one time, Jeril fouled it even worse."

Lylia says, "Yet you stand here and talk as if she is dumping piss into it."

Hapenlok: "Well. It appears that it's begun on your end, Leafi?"

Speaking to Puptilian, Maags says, "Is a little bit of a compliment."

Vlashandra nods.

Cruxophim: "Aye, it has."

Mekimin dismissively says, "Just some bones in the wind, surely nothing to be concerned about."

Leafiara: "Only the very beginnings of it, yes."

Lylia says, "I have no time for this."

Vlashandra asks, "Who heard the call, that will sacrifice first?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "I felt something on my neck. It was weird."

Lylia walks toward Vlashandra.

Roelon nods at Vlashandra.

Leafiara: "All clear on the top of the Reach?"

Aserak says, "I have heard the call."

Sonnillon walks toward Vlashandra.

Aserak nods at Vlashandra.

Bernadette softly says, "I heard em bones."

Roblar whispers something to Lylia.

Chandrellia walks toward Vlashandra.

Maylan exclaims, "Fooey to your calls. You shan't have my innards!"

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "You first."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "... water was the essence not included previously. Is that why the emerald blazestar specifically? Completing the balance of elements?"

Speaking to Aserak, Ysharra asks, "What was it like?"

Hapenlok: "....it's interesting, more of you are willing participants, than the thirty-five or so who helped Cross."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "I will."

Roelon deeply says, "If ye need blood, aye."

Maylan says, "My goo stays with me."

Speaking amusedly to Aserak, Cruxophim whispers aloud, "Go get 'em, tiger."

Speaking raspily to Vlashandra, Sonnillon says, "Bleed me."

Vlashandra grins at Raelee.

Lylia: "She is not Elithain Cross. He is dead. You live in the past."

Dergoatean: "What are you all up to on the Reach? I must've missed that part of the plan."

Roblar deeply says, "Brown."

Speaking to Ysharra, Aserak says, "A cold wind, a slight sensation of unease...and death."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth asks, "Could you just take his innards so he could actually have something to protest?"

Leafiara: "Most here are observers, I'd say. Only the ones donating can really be called participants."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maags says, "If yous need blood from this halfling to helps the Blade, I am willing."

Cruxophim: "He's been known to do that, heh."

Leafiara: "Only Hap is up there, Goat."

Maags says, "Even has my own cutter."

Dergoatean: "Say hi to Rodnay for us!"

Leafiara: "Looking out for the magic of the Reach going... awry."

Lylia mutters something about distractions.

Vlashandra nods at Maags.

Cruxophim amicably remarks, "Into every lake a little blood must flow."

Evia: "Yes, observers and verbal snipers."

Leafiara: "That too is what he's trying to do, actually." [contact Rodnay]

Vlashandra says, "I will need many."

Bernadette softly says, "If it helps Im willin."

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "I'm a cute distraction."

Maelkyth says, "Keep at it, manufactured outrage takes practice."

Aserak whispers something to Cruxophim.

Lyrna says, "I did hear it, but I think it would be best for myself and the little one not to participate too directly."

Berost deeply says, "Still nae right what we doin ...."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "I think just my Pukk innards should be enough. It's pure Pukk. People always say I'm full of it."

Roblar deeply exclaims, "Am radies!"

Roblar pounds a churning incarnadine portal with his fist, causing it to shake and tremble.


Regenerative Blood: Roelon

Vlashandra says, "Roelon."

Vlashandra nods at Roelon.

Speaking fondly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "They're not wrong."

Roelon nods at Vlashandra.

Roelon deeply asks, "Ye wish to make tha' cut, or shall ah?"

Vlashandra clenches her fingers around the handle of her thin obsidian dagger.

Speaking to Roelon, Pukk says, "She will."

Roelon nods at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra says, "I will do the cutting during this part."

Roelon sheathes a battered old golvern dagger with a slender notched blade into one of the slots on his alloy weapons bandolier.

Vlashandra says, "Please do not move. As best you can."

Speaking simply to Roelon, Leafiara wishes, "Well, good luck."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "Start at his nose and work down."

Roelon gulps.

Roelon deeply says, "Aye, take what ye need then."

Speaking to a flop-eared kitten, Maags says, "Yous are pestering tonight."

Sonnillon raspily says, "Sorry thought I saw an acorn."

Sonnillon raspily says, "Hate those things."

Maags tucks her flop-eared kitten into its comfortable-looking suede kitten sling.

Roelon deeply says, "Avoid the kilt if ye could."

Vlashandra clenches the essence of regeneration in one hand, her dark dagger in the other.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "Aim for his kilt."

Sonnillon yells, "Cut em!"

Speaking to Roelon, Maelkyth exclaims, "Can I cut on you once she's done?!"

Vlashandra leans quickly in towards Roelon and slashes!

... 10 points of damage!

Slash to Roelon's shield arm!

Shears off a thin layer of skin!

Roelon snorts!

The essence of regeneration pulses brightly.

Pukk asks, "You call that a cut?"

Maags says, "Some people thinks they are at an execution or something."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "Thats kind of a rough cut, you should get that sharpened."

Thrassus says, "Ah, this step is a bit more active I see."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah thought it would hurt more..."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Where's the blood?!"

Maylan says, "That was barely a nick."

Roelon nods at Alisette.

Vlashandra spins behind Roelon, slashing again!

... 10 points of damage!

Banged Roelon's left shin.

That'll raise a good welt.

Leafiara surprisedly says, "Huh, doesn't take much of a cut this time--"

Speaking to Aserak, Ysharra asks, "Still willing?"

Leafiara adds, "Oh."

The essence of regeneration pulses brightly.

Speaking to Xecnephias, Dergoatean says, "There's not much sharper than Obsidian."

Speaking raspily to Maags, Sonnillon says, "I just get excited."

Leafiara notes, "Multiple cuts, got it."

Speaking to Xecnephias, Dergoatean says, "Maybe a straighter break."

Vlashandra crouches, bringing her blade up not once, but twice along Roelon's abdomen!

... 5 points of damage!

Awkward slash to Roelon's stomach!

Everyone needs another belly button.

... 10 points of damage!

Smooth slash to Roelon's hip!

Nice crunching sound.

Speaking quietly to Dergoatean, Xecnephias says, "You use it as much as she does."

The essence of regeneration pulses brightly.

Maelkyth exclaims, "Now we're talking!"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "You really need to drink more milk."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Razanetika says, "You really should work on your aim."

Speaking lightly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim inquires, "You want them to bleed a good deal?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "Make you stronger."

Speaking to Roelon, Maelkyth says, "That looks uncomfortable."

Roelon's face turns slightly pale.

Maags whispers something to Sonnillon.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "Roblar drank a whole herd of cows...look at him."

Roblar deeply muses, "About a pound of flesh."

Maylan says, "You know, I think people would prefer one deep cut over five paper cuts."

Roelon deeply says, "It is ah ....little uncomforrtable..."

Roelon deeply says, "But ah hae sufffered more."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Alisette says, "Thank you."

Mnar says, "I would much rather have five paper cuts than a perforated liver."

Xecnephias whispers something to Maylan.

Vlashandra dances around Roelon, blade slicing and dragging across the skin in many spots.

Maelkyth exclaims, "Sky paintings!"

... 20 points of damage!

Deep cut to Roelon's left hand!

Seems to have broken some fingers too.

He is stunned!

... 20 points of damage!

Strong slash to Roelon's right hand cuts deep.

He is stunned!

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk exclaims, "That's the ticket!"

... 25 points of damage!

Quick, powerful slash to Roelon's left knee!

He is knocked to the ground!

He is stunned!

Dergoatean says, "This is... involved."

Maylan exclaims, "Okay, now we're talking!"

... 30 points of damage!

Strong slash to Roelon's right leg!

Muscles exposed!

Not a pretty sight.

He is stunned!

Aserak says, "What a giver."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "Put a little more oommph into it and you will have it."

Maylan excitedly exclaims, "It's a gusher!"

Maelkyth exclaims, "It's like community blood pool!"

(Roelon does his best to manuver his kilt away from the blood.)

The essence of regeneration pulses and thuds like a beating heart. Once it does, Vlashandra steps back and slowly places the essence on the ground.

Evia says, "I am not thoroughly convinced she is even trying to avoid the kilt region."

Maags says, "This seems a little bit more tortuous than the first tries."

Speaking annoyedly to Vlashandra, Alisette asks, "Are you sure that was necessary?"

Speaking to Roelon, Pukk asks, "She didn't nip your nipper did she?"

Vlashandra drops a beating essence of regeneration.

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "Perhaps if you twist a bit more too."

Vlashandra says, "I am positive."

Speaking to Alisette, Maelkyth asks, "Of course it was. Why else would she do it?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Dat woulda kilt me, im kinna fragile."

(Roelon quickly checks his nipper.)

Roelon shakes his head.

Roblar deeply says, "Never know."

Roelon wipes the sweat from his brow.

Speaking surprisedly to a beating essence of regeneration, Leafiara says, "Huh, interesting."

Roblar deeply says, "Sorcery may want yer manhood in a jar."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "I heard if you added some salt and lemon to the cuts right after you might get some better results."

Chandrellia softly says, "Between us sis we'll keep upright." [she and Alisette were keeping Roelon healed]

Roelon glances at Regwen.

Ysharra says, "So it would seem."

Roelon coughs.

Ysharra says, "Regeneration."

Roelon gazes with interest at a beating essence of regeneration.


Regenerative Blood: Aserak

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Alisette asks, "Would you say this is a normal practice?"

Vlashandra says, "Another."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of regeneration.

Zosopage whispers to the group, "Hrmm regeneration, vitality and regeneration. Almost like trying to raise someone from the dead."

Speaking nonchalantly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim offers, "You want blood, I can probably expedite this."

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of regeneration.

Cruxophim indicates a black-veined jawbone dagger as a possible option.

Roelon deeply says, "Well...this will be ah tale to tell..."

Vlashandra shakes her head at Cruxophim and clucks her tongue.

Cruxophim flashes Vlashandra a toothy grin.

Vlashandra says, "No. There is a process Thirteen."

Speaking to Roelon, Alisette says, "You did very well."

Lyrna says, "It appears to be the method as much as the... quantity."

Speaking evenly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim remarks, "Curious name for it."

Roelon deeply says, "Thank ye for helpin'."

Leafiara asks, "This is a thirteen-step process now?" [OOC: I know the reference, and if you're the type who actually reads these little asides, then it's likely you do too, but Leafi wouldn't know. I almost regret saying something and drawing attention to it since I'm not sure how others would have treated her statement if Leafi hadn't jumped in, but too late now.]

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

Speaking casually to Leafiara, Cruxophim concludes, "Apparently."

Sonnillon whispers to the group, "Becoming an AA meeting."

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth asks, "Is that the number of bleeders?"

Leafiara muses, "Then again, we did have--fifteen essences or so last time, if I remember."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "She needed to practice first."

Vlashandra says, "Aserak."

Felita asks, "Why ferteen?"

Vlashandra asks, "You are willing?"

Aserak nods at Vlashandra.

Aserak walks toward Vlashandra.

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Balley asks, "Or do you need 13 blood donors?"

Speaking thoughtfully to Leafiara, Alisette says, "We did."

Ensayn says, "Thirteen steps in this part of the 18 part process."

Aserak clenches his jaw.

Aserak folds his hands behind his back.

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

Aserak says, "Begin when you wish."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth asks, "So willing but not tickled on the neck by Pukk? Or only the tickled?"

Speaking to Alisette, Leafiara admits, "I might be off by a few--I just remember 3, 5, and--something."

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

Speaking to Leafiara, Alisette says, "I recall it being close."

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Aserak.

Aserak examines Vlashandra closely, sizing her up and taking note of all the details.

Maags says, "Is it a sacrifice if yous enjoy it."

Speaking helpfully to Yukito, Cruxophim offers, "Do you have a container?"

Speaking to Maags, Leafiara says, "That's the Crux way."

Vlashandra touches the center of Aserak's face, running her fingers down the bridge of his nose, across his lips, then out over his high cheekbones.

Speaking to Maags, Ysharra says, "Definitely. Not all that you give is forced, a gift is a gift."

Speaking heartily to Maags, Chamorr asks, "How many steps left?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Maags says, "Truth but not him."

Pukk says, "I think they are about to get busy."

Maylan says, "Now we just need some mood lighting."

Balley softly asks, "Like this?"

Xecnephias quietly asks, "Did anyone bring the ale?"

Speaking to Ysharra, Maags says, "Point."

Vlashandra leaps forward with a measure of prose and grace, slicing back and forth across Aserak's chest like wild brush strokes against a canvas of flesh.

... 4 points of damage!

Slash to Aserak's chest!

That heart's not broken, it's only scratched.

... 9 points of damage!

Slash to Aserak's chest!

Breathe deep, it'll feel better in a minute.

He is stunned!

... 1 point of damage!

Deft slash across chest draws blood!

Aserak takes a deep breath.

... 4 points of damage!

Slash to Aserak's chest!

That heart's not broken, it's only scratched.

... 9 points of damage!

Slash to Aserak's chest!

Breathe deep, it'll feel better in a minute.

He is stunned!

... 4 points of damage!

Slash to Aserak's chest!

That heart's not broken, it's only scratched.

... 9 points of damage!

Slash to Aserak's chest!

Breathe deep, it'll feel better in a minute.

... 9 points of damage!

Slash to Aserak's chest!

Breathe deep, it'll feel better in a minute.

... 4 points of damage!

Slash to Aserak's chest!

That heart's not broken, it's only scratched.

Faerinn says, "Definitely in Crux's wheelhouse."

Speaking flirtatiously to Vlashandra, Cruxophim remarks, "Be still, my beating heart."

Vlashandra spins and slashes again!

... 4 points of damage!

Slash to Aserak's chest!

That heart's not broken, it's only scratched.

... 1 point of damage!

Deft slash across chest draws blood!

Aserak takes a deep breath.

Leafiara thoughtfully says, "If this whole Hall of Mages thing doesn't work out for her, maybe she has a job in a dungeon somewhere."

... 1 point of damage!

Deft slash across chest draws blood!

Aserak takes a deep breath.

... 4 points of damage!

Slash to Aserak's chest!

That heart's not broken, it's only scratched.

... 4 points of damage!

Slash to Aserak's chest!

That heart's not broken, it's only scratched.

... 1 point of damage!

Deft slash across chest draws blood!

Aserak takes a deep breath.

Cruxophim reaches inside one of the small pouches hanging from his black harness and collects a twisted black branding iron.

As Cruxophim waves the black branding iron smoke pours from holes on the side and the tip begins glow red hot.

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh...so that is how it looks..."

Cruxophim takes his red hot black branding iron and jabs the superheated metal into Aserak's open wound. Aserak lets out a bloodcurdling scream as the hot iron sizzles against his flesh, which begins to smoke and burn. Nonetheless, Cruxophim does not remove the iron until the bleeding has stopped and naught but a blackened scar remains.

Lyrna says, "Sort of."

The essence of regeneration pulses brightly four times, then six more times, then begins to beat like a breathing heart.

Speaking to Aserak, Ysharra says, "You are bearing it bravely."

Vlashandra drops a beating essence of regeneration.


Regenerative Blood: Zosopage

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of regeneration.

Speaking to Aserak, Ysharra says, "Your contribution has made it sing with your sacrifice."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Xecnephias asks, "Is this really necessary?"

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of regeneration.

Speaking pleasantly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim murmurs, "Very nice."

Speaking to Xecnephias, Leafiara answers, "Well, according to her it is, at least. And I try not to judge what our citizens are into."

Roelon deeply says, "Ye know, ah feel ah should of been bought dinner and ale first. Ah am ah cheap date tonight."

Aserak whispers something to Ysharra.

Vlashandra glances at Zosopage.

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Xecnephias says, "I will be using those words in my defense someday."

Speaking encouragingly to Aserak, Alisette says, "Thank you for doing that."

Vlashandra asks, "Zosopage. You provide an offering?"

Balley softly says, "Go for it."

Zosopage ponders.

Speaking quietly to Zosopage, Xecnephias says, "Offer her extra."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Aserak says, "The branding iron was...interesting."

Speaking helpfully to Aserak, Cruxophim assures, "Didn't want ye to bleed out."

Speaking softly to Zosopage, Chandrellia says, "We'll keep you safe papa."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Aserak says, "Very kind."

Zosopage says, "I'm nae sure my blood would be any good."

Balley softly says, "Go it is not bad Zoos."

Speaking to Aserak, Ysharra asks, "He often makes contributions a little more poignant, does he not?"

Vlashandra seems to be waiting for something.

Vlashandra asks, "Zosopage. You provide an offering?"

Vlashandra squints.

Roelon deeply says, "Ye kin do it."

Zosopage says, "But I will try."

Vlashandra says, "You need but stand, and perhaps bite down on something."

Vlashandra grins crookedly.

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias says, "I would offer, but ya see, I stubbed my toe earlier, and gnomes don't really have much blood, so it's probably best I just encourage others."

Falvicar whispers something to Yukito.

Maags offers Zosopage a sugar-glazed cupcake.

Balley softly says, "Take a lot from him he is a big strong warrior."

Speaking to Zosopage, Maags says, "Bites on that."

Lylia forages briefly and manages to find a hefty stick!

Roblar forages briefly and manages to find a thin stick!

Zosopage declines Maags's offer.

Zosopage smiles at Maags.

Roblar offers Zosopage a thin stick.

Leafiara assures, "I've been with him on bandit patrols--I'm sure he can handle some slashes if that's his choice."

Roblar deeply commands, "Bite down."

Zosopage stares off into space.

Speaking to Roblar, Lylia says, "My stick is bigger."

Lylia notes, "Preferable for biting."

Zosopage declines Roblar's offer.

Maags says, "Stick or cupcake."

Speaking deeply to Lylia, Roblar says, "Well dat's a first."

Zosopage says, "I do this only for the sake of the lost one."

Cruxophim offers Zosopage a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut.

Speaking helpfully to Zosopage, Cruxophim offers, "Bite this."

Maags says, "Such a conundrum."

Zosopage declines Cruxophim's offer.

Lylia carefully places a hefty stick on the ground.

Zosopage says, "Definitely not."

Zosopage chuckles.

Lylia says, "In case it is needed."

Speaking to Maags, Evia says, "Always cupcake."

Balley softly says, "This more your taste."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias says, "Plus as a house officer, I am not sure this is a sanctioned activity."

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "We always need you and your stick."

Vlashandra slowly walks over to Zosopage, almost seductively brushing up against him, her chest to his, and she runs her slender, bloodstained fingers through his shoulder length golden blonde hair, streaking it red. She licks the faceted ruby stud in the upper ridge of his left ear, then moves to stand behind him, her dagger posed to strike.

Hapenlok: "...well, so far...nothing much happening."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias says, "She is seducing yer man."

Maelkyth says, "Whew! so hot..."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maylan says, "That's a no-no touch."

Balley softly says, "Oh well."

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "She's supposed to bleed him, not..."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "What role are you portraying now?"

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Razanetika says, "That close you most definitely should not miss."

Speaking to Maylan, Dergoatean asks, "That all depends on consent, doesn't it?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "This is how babies are made."

Zosopage whispers to the group, "Oh hush!"

Speaking pointedly to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "That's my Dad."

Leafiara: "Well, at very least, I wouldn't expect anything until she's done with the first set of essences of regeneration."

Roblar deeply mutters, "Manhood."

Balley offers Zosopage a wafer of candied seeds.

Zosopage accepts Balley's candied seeds.

Speaking to Alisette, Maelkyth says, "That bothers you to watch? I mean, he IS handsome."

Speaking curtly to Roblar, Cruxophim scolds, "No portraying that, thank you very much."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "People might think you're just here to enjoy yourself."

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

Hapenlok: "Yep. I'm still watching. And I blew up a couple of amulets while waiting."

Alisette says, "Indeed."

Lylia says, "We all know what our parents did to make them parents, but witnessing it is another matter."

Speaking softly to Cruxophim, Razanetika says, "You know you want a peek."

Speaking coolly to Ysharra, Cruxophim wonders, "That a crime?"

Mekimin squeaks, "They didn't teach me about this sort of wizardry back home."

Speaking to Ysharra, Guarrin asks, "Might?"

Speaking knowingly to Lylia, Leafiara says, "...so true."

Faerinn says, "Yes, that makes it all the more real."

Faerinn says, "Too real."

Zosopage takes a bite of his candied seeds.

Maelkyth asks, "We have dessert ready?"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Ysharra says, "In a few jurisdictions, but at the moment, we're not in any of them."

Erienne says, "I love dessert."

Zosopage gobbles down his candied seeds in one enormous bite.

Maelkyth says, "Mmmmm."

Vlashandra runs the tip of her dagger down Zosopage's spine then lunges it forward into his flesh! Once, twice, three times, over and over, making dozens of punctures, shredding the skin of his back!

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth exclaims, "Rum!"

... 1 point of damage!

Minor puncture to the back.

... 4 points of damage!

Nice puncture to the back, just grazed the spine!

... 2 points of damage!

Nice puncture to the back, just grazed the spine!

... 1 point of damage!

Minor puncture to the back.

... 1 point of damage!

Minor puncture to the back.

... 2 points of damage!

Nice puncture to the back, just grazed the spine!

... 1 point of damage!

Minor puncture to the back.

... 1 point of damage!

Minor puncture to the back.

... 1 point of damage!

Minor puncture to the back.

... 1 point of damage!

Minor puncture to the back.

... 1 point of damage!

Nice puncture to the back, just grazed the spine!

... 1 point of damage!

Minor puncture to the back.

Speaking seductively to Balley, Pukk says, "You know you want to go lick his blood."

... 1 point of damage!

Minor puncture to the back.

... 1 point of damage!

Minor puncture to the back.

... 1 point of damage!

Minor puncture to the back.

... 8 points of damage!

Strike connects with shoulder blade!

He is stunned!

... 16 points of damage!

Well placed strike to back shatters vertebrae!

He is knocked to the ground!

He is stunned!

Balley softly says, "I can get his blood anytime."

Xecnephias quietly says, "That's barely enough blood for small cave artwork."

Maelkyth says, "Mmmm... like blood, sugar, sex magicks."

Vlashandra leans over Zosopage, straddling him.

Licel thoughtfully notes, "It is best to experience it fully, I think."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara comments, "A couple of those were some pretty good shots considering his armor--"

Ysharra says, "Hitting with just enough force to weaken the connective tissue. Lacerate the lungs."

Vlashandra slashes down more on Zosopage's back.

... 6 points of damage!

Strike connects with shoulder blade!

He is stunned!

... 18 points of damage!

Well placed strike to back shatters vertebrae!

Zosopage drives his tower shield into the ground and props himself up!

Zosopage shudders violently before visibly recovering from his stunned state.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maylan says, "You have a rather artistic touch. Next time make a kitty cat pattern."

Pukk says, "It's getting hot over here."

Ysharra says, "Probably feels cold. Chilled."

Vlashandra steps away as the essence of regeneration sings with the beat of a healthy rapid heart.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "If I didn't hate baths so much. I would go take a cold bath right now."

Vlashandra drops a beating essence of regeneration.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Dergoatean says, "I don't know how many volunteers you have, but if it gets Aralyte out of the shadow realm, you can take all of mine."

Speaking angrily to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "A little much."

Aeith says, "Rapid heartbeat all right."

Vlashandra asks, "Did you hear the essence's call?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Dergoatean.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Dergoatean says, "No. I hear Aralyte's."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Dergoatean says, "If that's not good enough, I guess you can move to the next on the list."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Maylan assures, "There will be more calls."

Speaking to Alisette, Leafiara opines, "Your one big stab last week looked more painful than these many little ones, at least to me..."

Speaking faintly to Cruxophim, Alisette says, "Thank you."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "I think the goat volunteered."

Speaking hesitantly to Leafiara, Alisette says, "Is okay for me, but not my loved ones."

Speaking to Leafiara, Ysharra says, "Being stabbed in the back offers a uniquely dire experience."

Speaking to Alisette, Leafiara relents, "Fair enough!"

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.


Regenerative Blood: Chandrellia

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of regeneration.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of regeneration.

Speaking quietly to Cruxophim, Xecnephias says, "You look like you have done that before."

Vlashandra glances at Chandrellia.

Chandrellia blinks.

Vlashandra asks, "Chandrellia. You bring your offering?"

Chandrellia glances at Alisette.

Speaking affably to Xecnephias, Cruxophim admits, "Few times."

Chandrellia glances at Balley.

Balley softly says, "Go for it daughter."

Chandrellia glances at Zosopage.

Chandrellia walks toward Vlashandra.

Balley softly says, "Make your mother proud."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "I do."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara notes, "Basically your whole family is at this." [her and Zosopage, with Alisette (last week) and Chandrellia as adopted daughters]

Alisette walks toward Chandrellia.

Chandrellia nods at Alisette.

Balley softly says, "Yes."

Chandrellia kneels down.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "That's motherly love I think."

Speaking drunkenly to Chandrellia, Gutstorm says, "Feel the tip."

Balley softly says, "Wants to donate."

Speaking to Alisette, Maelkyth says, "Look away."

Balley softly says, "I will not stop her."

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Chandrellia.

Chandrellia gazes up into the heavens.

Cruxophim offers Chandrellia a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut.

Balley softly says, "It will be ok Ali."

Chandrellia accepts Cruxophim's blood pudding donut.

Balley softly says, "I promise."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias asks, "Ya sure no one is going demonic over this?"

Speaking affably to Chandrellia, Cruxophim offers, "For nourishment."

Balley softly says, "I am sure."

Chandrellia takes a bite of her blood pudding donut.

Lylia whispers something to Alisette.

Balley softly says, "This is ok."

Chandrellia takes a bite of her blood pudding donut.

Chandrellia takes a bite of her blood pudding donut.

Chandrellia takes a bite of her blood pudding donut.

Chandrellia takes a bite of her blood pudding donut.

Vlashandra takes the bloodsoaked blade of her dagger and uses it to playfully swat at Chandrellia's loose ponytail, batting it back and forth as she circles around her.

Pukk says, "Oooh chop off her hair."

Maelkyth says, "Everything's okay... shhhh... go back to sleep."

Berost deeply says, "She enjoyin this more."

Ysharra says, "Hair is harder to grow back than lungs. Don't do that."

Ysharra says, "We're willy-nilly with our blood, beliefs, and lives, but never our vanity."

Lylia admits, "You have a point."

(Chandrellia follows Vlashandra with eyes only, her head held high.)

Falvicar whispers something to Yukito.

Evia says, "Perhaps scalping is a part of it."

Mekimin muses, "Such a rare thing it is to literally see a whole bloodline."

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "And it's as sharp as her dagger."

Maylan says, "If the blood soaked essence orbs taste hair, I bet they get icked out and demand to speak to the cook."

Speaking offhandedly to Mekimin, Leafiara says, "Oh, Balley and Zoso's children are adopted."

Maags says, "Unless they chokes on it."

Guarrin whispers something to Cryheart.

Speaking to Licel, Maylan says, "This taints the ritual."

Speaking to Mekimin, Leafiara agrees, "That would have been something, though."

Balley softly says, "Yes I have no children of my own essence and blood."

Pukk asks, "Maybe we can get Criket to come over and do the cutting instead for you?"

Speaking curiously to Maylan, Licel says, "You sound like you're speaking from a position of great experience."

Speaking drunkenly to Pukk, Gutstorm says, "I thought she had a crush on cricket."

Chandrellia hisses at Gutstorm.

Speaking to Licel, Maylan exclaims, "Oh aye, I know all about blood, especially when it's on the outside!"

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

Guarrin whispers something to Akenna.

Mekimin firmly says, "Whatever the heart chooses as family, that's what it pumps in the blood."

Vlashandra gingerly pulls the red ponytail hanging behind Chandrellia's neck to the side, moving it away to expose her flesh. She places the tip of her dagger on the back of Chandrellia's neck and almost effortlessly, stabs it down hard!

... 40 points of damage!

Strike punctures throat and ruins vocal cords!

Chandrellia drops dead at your feet!

Speaking casually to Maylan, Roblar says, "Maybe Sleepy should offer too."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Ouch."

Razanetika softly says, "Wow."

Pukk exclaims, "Bingo!"

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "STOP, that's enough."

Roelon deeply says, "......ah......bloody 'ell."

Ysharra says, "That was sudden."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Maelkyth says, "You didn't take that so well."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk exclaims, "You won!"

Speaking gently to Vlashandra, Cruxophim notes, "Overshot that one a bit."

The wound on the back of Chandrellia's neck begins to slowly seal and heal and she rises.

Leafiara surprisedly says, "...huh."

The essence of regeneration pulses brightly.

Maylan says, "Now that's what I call a proper haircut."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Dergoatean says, "Looks like it was just right."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias exclaims, "You are not very nice!"

Vlashandra says, "Hold still..."

Vlashandra rests a gentle hand on Chandrellia's arm.

Chandrellia screams!

Roelon deeply says, "Interestin'...."

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Didja aminate her?"

Chandrellia pants.

Adalfuns says, "It had to be done."

Chandrellia sobs.

Lylia says, "No, that is not sorcerous animation."

Zosopage says, "That looked painful."

Vlashandra places the dagger to the back of the neck again and...

... 50 points of damage!

Incredible shot clean through the throat severs the spine!

Chandrellia drops dead at your feet!

Sonnillon raspily says, "Here comes more stabbing."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Ewww."

The wound on the back of Chandrellia's neck begins to slowly seal and heal and she rises.

Pukk exclaims, "It's a twofer!"

The essence of regeneration pulses brightly.

Chandrellia screams!

Adalfuns repeats, "It had to be done."

Roblar deeply offers, "In da mornings, me afta break some eggs to uh eats."

Vlashandra says, "Once more..."

Maylan encourages, "Third time's a charm!"

Maags says, "Why."

Roblar deeply exclaims, "Les go save Aralyte!"

Lylia says, "We do what we must."

Sonnillon sings:

"Three three three"

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Third time da charm?"

Xecnephias carefully weaves his spell into the air, trails of indigo and silver mist following the somatic components. Twisting and twining, the skeins of energy slip away from him, leaving moisture to drop from his fingertips...

Xecnephias gestures.

A sphere of dark ethereal ripples expands outward from Xecnephias.

[knocks down almost everyone therre other than capped clerics and warriors]

Vlashandra grips the dagger in both hands and drives it down on Chandrellia's neck!

Speaking softly to Balley, Chandrellia says, "Help... me."

... 50 points of damage!

Incredible shot clean through the throat severs the spine!

Chandrellia drops dead at your feet!

The wound on the back of Chandrellia's neck begins to slowly seal and heal and she rises.

Leafiara says, "More like greater essencne of regeneration at this point--"

Balley softly says, "You will be ok my dear."

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk asks, "All this blood must be getting you hot isn't it?"

Speaking teasingly to Xecnephias, Cruxophim mouths, "Rude."

The essence of regeneration pulses brightly and begins to beat.

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

Sonnillon yells, "Missed me!"

Thrassus says, "Well, that was pointless."

Maags says, "Me too."

Speaking to Xecnephias, Faerinn asks, "Did you accomplish what you set out to do?"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "People gonna think we having an orgy."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Xecnephias says, "At least I did something.... kind of cool."

Mekimin croaks, "Oof."

Maelkyth exclaims, "What was that for?!"

Chandrellia hugs Alisette, who wraps her in a warm embrace.

Xecnephias quietly says, "From my perspective at least."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Maags exclaims, "Wakes yous up!"

Speaking curiously to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Unusual regenerative properties..."

Vlashandra drops a beating essence of regeneration.

Speaking proudly to Chandrellia, Alisette exclaims, "You are so very brave!"

Chandrellia blinks at Leafiara.

Balley softly says, "You are ok."

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

Speaking softly to Balley, Chandrellia says, "I am mom."

Maelkyth exclaims, "There are better ways!"

Xecnephias quietly says, "There is a fine line between courage and stupidity."


Regenerative Blood: Sonnillon

Vlashandra glances at Sonnillon.

Speaking drunkenly to Seylia, Gutstorm exclaims, "Yer not gonna believe what she has been upto!"

Vlashandra says, "Sonnillon."

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

Maelkyth says, "Inappropriate, but better."

Sonnillon turns to Vlashandra and cheers!

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Xorus offhandedly says, "I have seen troll kings do much the same thing."

Sonnillon walks toward Vlashandra.

Speaking raspily to Vlashandra, Sonnillon exclaims, "Bleed me!"

Sonnillon slings a blood red vultite wall shield painted with a giant black hand over his shoulder.

Speaking in Sylvankind to Chandrellia, Arav asks something you don't understand.

Speaking softly to Balley, Chandrellia says, "The pain that seared through me was unbearable."

Chandrellia softly says, "I am."

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Sonnillon.

Speaking surprisedly to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Really? It looked like a very quick death from this end."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Alisette says, "I felt that pain last week."

Sonnillon clenches his jaw.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Lylia says, "And yet you bore it. You are stronger now for it."

Vlashandra traces her fingers along the darkened scar above Sonnillon's jawbone.

Vlashandra asks, "How did you get your scar?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Sonnillon.

Speaking soothingly to Chandrellia, Alisette says, "You will be stronger than ever."

>loo sonn

You see Sonnillon Apollyon the Master Blacksmith.

He appears to be a Dhe'nar Dark Elf.

He is very tall. He appears to be in the prime of life. He has brooding sea green eyes and olive skin. He has shoulder length, silky jet black hair shaved at the temples. He has a delicate face and a darkened scar above his jawbone.

Vlashandra grins crookedly.

Sonnillon raspily says, "Dad was a drunk and abusive."

Sonnillon raspily says, "Fire poker."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Dergoatean says, "That which doesn't kill you, er..."

Speaking in Sylvankind to Chandrellia, Arav says something you don't understand.

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Just before death took me I could feel it; it was but an instant but that moment was unbearable."

Speaking drunkenly to Sonnillon, Gutstorm exclaims, "Quit callin me dad!"

Sonnillon raspily says, "Never ate before him again."

Sonnillon nods at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of regeneration.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of regeneration.

Sonnillon laughs at Gutstorm!

Speaking thoughtfully to Sonnillon, Licel asks, "And was that the end of the poker, then, as well?"

Speaking raspily to Licel, Sonnillon says, "A little bent but still worked."

Vlashandra clenches the essence of regeneration in her hand and brings her blade to Sonnillon's face.

Sonnillon clenches his jaw.

Speaking sadly to Sonnillon, Licel says, "That is quite unfortunate, for the both of you."

Speaking in Sylvankind to Chandrellia, Arav says something you don't understand.

Berost deeply says, "Somethin ain't right with that woman ...."

Vlashandra slices her blade across Sonnillon's darkened scar!

... 1 point of damage!

Quick slash catches Sonnillon's cheek!

Dimples are always nice.

Speaking to Sonnillon, Pukk says, "She is going to make you pretty now."

Gutstorm says, "Dontcha mean all women...."

Sonnillon agrees with Pukk.

Speaking to Berost, Leafiara says, "Maybe she's a Mularosian."

Vlashandra slashes at Sonnillon's face again!

Blade slashes across Sonnillon's face!

Nice nose job.

He is stunned!

Vlashandra slashes at Sonnillon's face again!

... 3 points of damage!

Blade slashes across Sonnillon's face!

Nice nose job.

He is stunned!

Maelkyth exclaims, "Maybe it's just hot!"

Vlashandra lashes at Sonnillon's face again!

Blade slashes across Sonnillon's face!

Nice nose job.

He is stunned!

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

Vlashandra lashes at Sonnillon's face again!

... 3 points of damage!

Blade slashes across Sonnillon's face!

Nice nose job.

He is stunned!

... 1 point of damage!

Quick slash catches Sonnillon's cheek!

Dimples are always nice.

... 4 points of damage!

Blade slashes across Sonnillon's face!

Nice nose job.

... 2 points of damage!

Blade slashes across Sonnillon's face!

Nice nose job.

He is stunned!

Speaking to Cruxophim, Ycelacie says, "Next time."

Pukk says, "You all should wait until she is done before you start healing him. You might mess with the magic otherwise."

... 8 points of damage!

Blow to head!

He is stunned!

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "She not like yooz face."

... 1 point of damage!

Deft slash across chest draws blood!

Sonnillon takes a deep breath.

Deft slash across chest draws blood!

Sonnillon takes a deep breath.

... 7 points of damage!

Slash to Sonnillon's chest!

Breathe deep, it'll feel better in a minute.

He is stunned!

... 1 point of damage!

Deft slash across chest draws blood!

Sonnillon takes a deep breath.

... 4 points of damage!

Slash to Sonnillon's chest!

That heart's not broken, it's only scratched.

... 1 point of damage!

Deft slash across chest draws blood!

Sonnillon takes a deep breath.

Maylan exclaims, "Ah, he has kitty whiskers now. Adorable!"

Speaking amusedly to Ycelacie, Cruxophim wonders, "What is it you're wanting, exactly?"

... 1 point of damage!

Deft slash across chest draws blood!

Sonnillon takes a deep breath.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Arav says, "I think you are supposed to drink it."

Speaking quietly to himself, Licel groans, "Ugh."

Sonnillon strikes a heroic pose.

Chandrellia softly says, "I will when he is safe."

Vlashandra steps away as blood drizzles from her blade down over her fingers and the essence of regeneration pulses. She licks the blood from her fingers.

Vlashandra drops a beating essence of regeneration.

Sonnillon turns to Vlashandra and cheers!

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk asks, "Too sweet?"

Sonnillon bows to Vlashandra.

Vlashandra smacks her lips.


Regenerative Blood: Maags

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Vlashandra says, "Two more."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of regeneration.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Arav says, "That doesn't seem good at all."

Leafiara nods understandingly at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of regeneration.

Vlashandra glances at Maags.

Speaking smoothly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim remarks, "It is good, is it not?"

Maags nods at Vlashandra.

Chandrellia softly asks, "Are you trying to kill me now too?"

Vlashandra asks, "Maags, you bring your offering?"

Maags walks toward Vlashandra.

Arav says, "Have to get someone to purify that..."

Vlashandra grins at Cruxophim.

Sonnillon raspily exclaims, "I'm sweet meat!"

Gutstorm grunts at Maags in farewell.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Arav says, "It may have been in my locker for eight years..."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maags says, "Yes I do. To helps the Blade but."

Maags says, "One cut onlies please. as deep as yous need but one onlies."

Xecnephias quietly asks, "What?"

Speaking heartily to Vlashandra, Chamorr says, "Carefull dem haflins er tough."

Maags lets out a long, contemplative breath.

Speaking to Xecnephias, Maelkyth says, "Pretty sure she can volunteer herself is she so chooses."

Vlashandra says, "I must do as many as needed."

Hapenlok: "Maags.....no...."

Maags says, "Well."

Maags says, "If yous takes from my foot."

Maags says, "One is all yous will need."

Lylia whispers something to Maags.

Speaking softly to Maags, Chandrellia says, "It's ok my sis will keep you safe."

Hapenlok: "....anyone but her."

Speaking pointedly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim states, "A precise cut to the jugular would do it."

Speaking quietly to Maelkyth, Xecnephias says, "Don't want to take chances on a missed opportunity."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maylan reasons, "It is a very big foot, afterall."

Maags offers Vlashandra a sharp mithril jelly-stained knife.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "Does your book grant you details on the process should you have... not enough? Too much?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "You know all about making the right cut."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maags says, "That works well."

Vlashandra crouches before Maags, slicing deftly!

... 44 points of damage!

Off-balanced slash!

Enough force to sever Maags's left hand!

Amazing!

She is stunned!

Hapenlok: "....NO!"

Roblar deeply exclaims, "Not da tart eating hand!"

Berost deeply says, "Nae knowin enough about the magick, but ...."

Maags takes a deep breath.

Vlashandra slashes down at Maags' other hand!

... 34 points of damage!

Jagged slash to Maags's right arm!

Cut clean through at the wrist.

Need a hand?

She is stunned!

Maags squeaks oddly.

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Doesh her tart makin handsh, yooz fiend!"

Vlashandra frowns at some essence of regeneration.

Lylia asks, "Two cuts?"

Maags says, "Does not rallies hurt."

Roblar deeply suggests, "Lemme lick da flour first."

Vlashandra says, "It was not enough."

Speaking in Faendryl to Vlashandra, Thrassus asks something you don't understand.

Maags frowns at Vlashandra.

Maags nods.

Vlashandra frowns at Maags.

Vlashandra says, "I am sorry."

Maags says, "Again then."

Speaking curiously to Vlashandra, Cruxophim offers, "Need more?"

Maags put a sharp mithril jelly-stained knife in her overstuffed satchel.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "Told you, should have just went with me. Pukk blood is the best."

Cruxophim thoughtfully inquires, "Anyone want to volunteer?"

Leafiara muses, "So Cryheart and Maags weren't suitable for this, then..."

Speaking to Maags, Maylan says, "You've earned a mighty muffin."

Maags frowns.


Regenerative Blood: Dergoatean

Vlashandra glances at Dergoatean.

Speaking to Pukk, Arav says, "I don't know that we need a more chaotic energy in this..."

Hapenlok: "....I won't forget this."

Speaking to Arav, Pukk says, "Chaos is the best."

Speaking to Lylia, Maags says, "I am sorries."

Vlashandra steps over Maags's severed hands and walks towards Dergoatean.

Vlashandra asks, "You will bring your offering?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Dergoatean.

Speaking to Maags, Lylia asks, "Sorry? My dear, whatever for?"

Speaking quietly to Dergoatean, Xecnephias exclaims, "Run!"

Maylan: "Pfff it's just a little blood magic."

Speaking raspily to Pukk, Sonnillon exclaims, "To chaos!"

Roblar deeply says, "Will hand feed you."

Chandrellia softly says, "You're still a hero in my book."

Dergoatean nods at Vlashandra.

(Dergoatean stands at attention, staring forward with grim determination. His neck is tense; he shakes slightly.)

Roblar deeply says, "Just give me yer pastries."

Pukk says, "So we will sacrifice a goat after all."

Speaking to Roblar, Maags says, "I shall hold yous to that."

Roblar deeply says, "First."

Speaking emphatically to Maags, Alisette says, "Still my hero too."

Speaking to Maags, Ysharra says, "Your offering started with words of concern and compassion for our lost comrade, Blade Aralyte."

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

(Dergoatean turns his wrists, offering them.)

Speaking to Maags, Ysharra says, "We heard you, my friend."

(Dergoatean closes his eyes for a moment.)

Dergoatean takes a deep breath.

Dergoatean slowly empties his lungs.

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

Speaking quietly to Maags, Lylia says, "We have all heard."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "Where did you learn how to do this?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "That book, your dagger."

Maags says, "Not loudlies enough."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "Did you find those in the Hall Library and guild shop?"

Speaking heartily to Ysharra, Chamorr says, "She slept at Thrak's Inn."

Lyrna: "This is not a 'little' blood magic."

Speaking in Sylvankind to Leafiara, Arav says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Ysharra, Faerinn says, "Correspondence courses."

Maags says, "We shall save her regardlesss."

Speaking to Ysharra, Guarrin says, "Yes, the dagger in particular."

Maelkyth says, "Can't find it because you haven't experienced it."

Speaking lightly in Sylvankind to Arav, Leafiara asks something you don't understand.

Speaking to Guarrin, Ysharra asks, "I'm not expecting an answer, but...when does that stop us?"

Speaking curiously to Vlashandra, Cruxophim inquires, "You found this book in the Bleaklands, was it?"

Speaking in Sylvankind to Arav, Leafiara admits something you don't understand.

Vlashandra drives her dagger into Dergoatean's chest, just below the shoulder and with all of her might and force peels through his skin, down to his waist and groin almost shredding him in two!

... 60 points of damage!

Bloody slash to Dergoatean's side!

Instant death, due to lack of intestines.

Dergoatean drops dead at your feet!

Xorus says, "Southron Wastes."

Speaking softly to Dergoatean, Chandrellia exclaims, "Get up!"

Speaking in Sylvankind, Arav wryly says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Dergoatean, Maelkyth exclaims, "That'll teach ya!"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maylan says, "He offered his wrists. Your aim is terrible."

Roblar deeply says, "Groin."

The ghostly voice of Dergoatean says, "It was merciful, in a sense."

Roblar deeply exclaims, "Matter of time!"

Speaking to Ysharra, Guarrin says, "I've seen similar blades...I think."

The ghostly voice of Dergoatean says, "In others, not."

Chamorr heartily says, "It's a lil late to ask if she knows what she's doin."

The essence of regeneration pulses rapidly, as if pleased, and begins to beat with a steady heart beat.

Speaking to Dergoatean, Pukk says, "Well...that was to the groin...no more kids for you."

Speaking raspily to Vlashandra, Sonnillon says, "This was a great time need to do this more often.."

Vlashandra drops a beating essence of regeneration.

Vlashandra nods.

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

Leafiara says, "...hmm, no regeneration like with Chandrellia..."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Ysharra says, "Your offering was accepted."

Faerinn says, "Ah, groin. I almost have a full GHOUL card."

Speaking softly to Balley, Chandrellia asks, "Why doesnt he get up like I did?"

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of regeneration.

Roblar deeply says, "Ah no longer volunteer."

Vlashandra says, "Your offering was ample enough of two. How exciting."

Vlashandra declines Leafiara's offer.

Speaking in Faendryl to Lylia, the ghostly voice of Dergoatean says something you don't understand.

Balley softly asks, "Older?"

Speaking in Faendryl to Vlashandra, the ghostly voice of Dergoatean says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Vlashandra, the ghostly voice of Dergoatean says, "I am honored, then."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Leafiara offers, "Well, I can help you up if you'd like."

Speaking to Leafiara, the ghostly voice of Dergoatean says, "Let's make sure it won't interfere, first."

Pukk says, "He's in no hurry to live again."

Speaking raspily to Dergoatean, Sonnillon says, "You died well... well you died."

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.


Vitality Ritual

Vlashandra says, "Vitality."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Ysharra says, "Must be some knife. I hear the threat from nose to navel often enough, but it's really quite hard to actually do."

Arav says, "It does tend to hurt less when you're a ghost."

Speaking to Vlashandra, the ghostly voice of Dergoatean asks, "Is it appropriate for me to now live again?"

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of vitality.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of vitality.

Vlashandra nods at Dergoatean.

Speaking to Dergoatean, Pukk says, "No."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Pukk says, "You have to stay that way."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Leafiara exclaims, "Away we go then!"

Speaking to Dergoatean, Maelkyth says, "Shhhh..."

Speaking to Leafiara, the ghostly voice of Dergoatean says, "When you're ready, then."

Speaking to Pukk, the ghostly voice of Dergoatean says, "Shush."

Speaking curiously to Dergoatean, Leafiara asks, "Need a chrism?"

Speaking to Leafiara, the ghostly voice of Dergoatean says, "I'll be fine without."

Speaking quietly to Dergoatean, Xecnephias says, "I think you were just too willing."

Dergoatean says, "I know I'm healed, but..."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "You should apologize."

(Dergoatean runs a hand over a portion of the previously wounded region.)

Speaking to Dergoatean, Pukk says, "You look a little shorter."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Ysharra says, "It's going to whistle for a while."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Dergoatean says, "I will feel that for some time."

Vlashandra briefly consults the pages of her black tome, murmuring something to herself, mouthing some words before she closes the book and stows it away.

Speaking to Dergoatean, Ysharra says, "The wound you no longer have."

Alisette offers Dergoatean a reddish cream-filled tart.

Speaking innocently to Pukk, Arav asks, "How can you tell with your head in the clouds?"

Vlashandra grins at Dergoatean.

Vlashandra touches a churning incarnadine portal, and a sticky red ichor clings briefly to her fingers before it melts away.

Speaking to Dergoatean, Alisette says, "You earned this tart."

Xecnephias quietly asks, "Anyone going back for seconds?"

Speaking deeply to Dergoatean, Roblar asks, "Ah heard tale of ghost limbs, how you feelin?"

Maelkyth says, "And think, I got a scratch on my hand for my efforts..."

Dergoatean accepts Alisette's cream-filled tart.

Maelkyth exclaims, "Can't wait until phase 3!"

Roblar helpfully asks, "Maybe try singing a note?"

Speaking to Alisette, Dergoatean says, "I think I earned a drink as well."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Alisette exclaims, "I am out of ale!"

Leafiara casts her eyes upward, begging Tilamaire to assist Roblar.

Alisette says, "Oh."

Speaking softly to Dergoatean, Chandrellia says, "I would say try some this stuff, but its a killer."

Dergoatean offers Alisette a decanter of spiced rum.

Alisette happily exclaims, "Rum!"

Vlashandra inclines her ear, listening intently.

Vlashandra nods.

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

Roblar deeply says, "He no can halp me."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth asks, "Do you require more, and are they stepping up?"

Speaking warmly to Dergoatean, Alisette says, "Thank you."

Vlashandra presses her finger to Maelkyth's lips.

Vlashandra says, "Shhhh..."

Vlashandra says, "I'm concentrating."

Maelkyth grins at Vlashandra.

Arav: "It is not the blood in the magic that worries me. It is the sorcery. But Hapenlok is more eloquent than I on this topic. Well, at least more studious. Well, at least he's read a book in the past decade."

Maelkyth says, "...so hot."

Maelkyth makes a purring sound.

Speaking to Alisette, Dergoatean says, "Pitcher's endless, so come by any time. I've got ale, too."

Ysharra says, "Asking this group to be quiet is a harder task than anything this ritual has put forth thus far."

Alisette says, "I will."

Speaking disappointedly in Sylvankind to Maelkyth, Arav says something you don't understand.

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia asks, "Do you have enough for what you need it for Vlashandra?"

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Chandrellia asks, "Yes?"

Thrassus says, "I would assume that depends on who hears the call of Vitality."

Speaking in Sylvankind, Maelkyth says something you don't understand.

Balley softly says, "What is she listening for I wonder."

Speaking softly to Cruxophim, Chandrellia says, "Thank you."

Maags says, "Problies that is why."

Speaking drunkenly to Chandrellia, Gutstorm says, "Me fergot."

Speaking quietly to Akenna, Xecnephias says, "I think she is afraid of the wizards."

Falvicar: "That's because in the Landing's history.. nothing ever has gone bad when blood magic is involved. Sarcasm in case you can't tell."

Vlashandra just left.

Vlashandra just left.

Vlashandra has disconnected.

Tsarok quietly says, "Toodles."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Well!"

Alisette says, "Errr."

Maags says, "Run."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Ritual's over... ta ta everyone!"

Maelkyth says, "Nothing more to do here."

Maylan exclaims, "Well that was fun! Good night, everyone!"

Laman: "What could possibly go wrong?"

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "Hopefully just a hiccup and she'll be back."

Bernadette softly says, "Um strange."

Maags says, "Kidding."

Zosopage says, "She left so fast it echoed."

(OOC) Alisette's player whispers to the group, "Musta been the rum."

Maags exclaims, "That mus has been a strong blood!"

Roblar deeply says, "It iz a place of odd time."

Cruxophim: "That's patently untrue. Many use blood magic daily, it's more a matter of scale and intent."

Leafiara comments, "Maybe temporal anomalies. We are near the Reach."

(OOC) Pukk's player whispers to the group, "Vlashandra was so upset, that she left twice."

Sonnillon whispers to the group, "And thunder."

Speaking in Guildspeak to Xecnephias, Akenna says something you don't understand.

Maelkyth exclaims, "Maybe the portal's open and she slipped through while we were distracted!"

(OOC) Puptilian's player whispers to the group, "Deja vu. It's a glitch in the Matrix."

(OOC) Cryheart's player whispers to the group, "Lol."

Arav: "Empathy is a form of blood magic, I will note. It is other magics that risk the town... I was against the acceptance of demonology for years, and that is a battle I long lost."

(OOC) Zosopage's player whispers to the group, "She took the wrong pill!"

Sonnillon whispers to the group, "Am I real? Is this real? I feel real.. I think."

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "The hour plays upon me, too."

Speaking to Lylia, Arav says, "See, other people have excellent sticks as well."

Leafiara: "Oh, I don't know about that last one. Demons weren't allowed in town until 5118, when Crux convinced the council to change the law."

Hapenlok: "I'm coming down."

Hapenlok: "Nothing's happened."

Balley softly says, "She will be back I am sure."

Cruxophim: "And strangely, no one's dying from a properly regulated demon since."

Balley softly says, "All the essence beating on the ground."

Arav: "It was bad enough when they were permitted outside of town."

Xecnephias quietly says, "Maybe she had to pee."

Pukk recites:

"Okay everybody! That's all for tonight. Be sure to come here tomorrow night. Or just stay with Cryheart...it will take him that long to head back to town!"

Maelkyth asks, "Should we sacrifice more people so she would able to return?"

Maelkyth says, "Maybe she's trapped and needs more people to bleed."

Speaking raspily to a beating essence of regeneration, Sonnillon says, "Grow into an army of me."

Speaking affably to Maelkyth, Cruxophim suggests, "Sounds good. Join me?"

Speaking to Maelkyth, Arav says, "Careful, or you'll get adopted by the Faendryl."

Maelkyth says, "Faendryl are fine."

Lylia says, "Surely we can all be content to await her return or, if not, to ensure that nothing has gone awry with the portal."

Xorus says, "Where there is a will, there is the way."

Speaking heartily to Pukk, Chamorr says, "I think it's his armor, it chafes."

(OOC) Yukito's player whispers to the group, "Just joined to say, if this glitter sticks, we are all walking disco balls. That is all."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Maelkyth says, "I'm already sorta attached to someone."

Arav says, "Okay. There is nothing improved by my being here but my discomfort, so I will be off."

Balley softly asks, "You collecting more blood today Crux?"

Speaking amusedly to Balley, Cruxophim ventures, "Are you offering?"

Balley softly says, "Always."

Speaking softly to Lylia, Chandrellia says, "That is why I am staying if others choose to leave, that and I need to think."

Holding his jawbone dagger in one hand, Cruxophim quickly, firmly, pulls it across Balley's neck, slicing it open.

Balley drops dead at your feet!

Speaking to Balley, Pukk asks, "You just couldn't wait could you?"

Speaking calmly to Leafiara, Cruxophim requests, "Mind doing the honors?"

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara says, "I guess soon we'll find out if that worked."

Aeith says, "Uhm."

Alvyara says, "That was dramatic."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Dergoatean asks, "Was that, uh... willing?"

Maags says, "Uh."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Leafiara assures, "On it!"

Speaking heartily to Cruxophim, Chamorr says, "Are you nuts."

Alisette says, "Um."

Roelon deeply asks, "The show must go on?"

Vlashandra grins crookedly.

Dergoatean says, "I suppose it was."

Speaking quietly to Cruxophim, Xecnephias asks, "Was that planned?"

The ghostly voice of Balley softly says, "He was practicing."

Faerinn says, "It appears to have worked."

Speaking to Balley, Maelkyth exclaims, "Way to take one for the team!"

Speaking calmly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim teases, "Oh good, we proceeded without you."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara says, "I guess your lure worked."

The ghostly voice of Balley softly asks, "Need blood while I am dead?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "It summoned you back, looks like."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Zosopage says, "You're too late she's already dead."

The ghostly voice of Balley softly says, "Take as much as you need."

Xorus says, "One thing led to another..."

Sulien mutters, "Blood calls to blood."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara asks, "Did you even hear the call of the essence of vitality?"

Speaking hastily to Xorus, Cruxophim states, "She was like that when I found her!"

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

Vlashandra touches one finger to her lips.

Speaking pointedly to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "Cruxophim's skill rivals yours."

The ghostly voice of Balley softly says, "Not sure."

Maelkyth says, "Here, let's just spread that around."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "He would like some of your blood now."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Leafiara whispers aloud, "Maybe we can wait a few minutes with you just in case."

Speaking affably to Alisette, Cruxophim muses, "Birds of a feather. Or skin mask. Whatever."

The ghostly voice of Balley softly says, "Fine."

The ghostly voice of Balley softly says, "I am not going anywhere."

Speaking firmly to Cruxophim, Alisette says, "Skill."

Vlashandra holds out the essence of vitality and whispers something to it.

Speaking raspily to Cruxophim, Sonnillon says, "I could use a skin mask."

Ysharra gazes into Vlashandra's eyes.

Akenna frowns.

Speaking pleasantly to Sonnillon, Cruxophim murmurs, "That can be arranged."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias says, "We should have jarred some of that blood."

Alisette blinks.

Maelkyth shivers.

Alvyara shivers.

Alisette shivers.

Cruxophim adopts an agreeable expression.

Chandrellia gasps.

Chandrellia shivers.

Maelkyth says, "That was different."

Speaking to Alisette, Alvyara asks, "You too?"

Vlashandra asks, "Who heard its call?"

Speaking raspily to Cruxophim, Sonnillon says, "I'm in."

Alvyara nods slightly at Vlashandra.

Maelkyth says, "I think I just started menopause."

Alisette raises her hand.

Thrassus says, "I heard nothing."

The ghostly voice of Balley softly says, "Interesting."

Chandrellia raises her hand.

Leafiara admits, "I'm kind of disappointed I didn't. I think most people would say I'm pretty full of vitality."

Speaking wryly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim admits, "I think I've given enough, you will likely want fresh blood."

Alvyara says, "Either that, or I'm getting sick."

The ghostly voice of Balley softly says, "Felt warmth in my cold dead bones."

Speaking to Leafiara, Alisette says, "Aye, it is evident that you are."

Sonnillon raspily exclaims, "I nominate Pukk!"

Ysharra says, "Empaths."

Ysharra asks, "Anyone not an empath who felt it?"

Pukk asks, "What did I win?"

Vlashandra asks, "Who heard its call, and will offer?"

Balley softly says, "Me."

Maelkyth raises his hand.

Alisette raises her hand.

Speaking softly to Ysharra, Chandrellia says, "Good question."

Bernadette softly says, "I heard it."

Speaking to Balley, Maelkyth asks, "Do you wish to initiate?"

Speaking amusedly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim notes, "Balley did, and she certainly donated."

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Bernadette.

Speaking to Bernadette, Pukk asks, "Just now?"

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "No applauds, just money."

Zosopage says, "Pukk heard it."


Vital Spirit: Alvyara

Vlashandra points at Alisette.

Vlashandra points at Alvyara.

Alisette stares at Vlashandra.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth says, "I am prepared to contribute if called upon."

Alvyara slowly empties her lungs.

Balley softly says, "Hope that will be used well Crux."

Alvyara nods at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Alvyara.

Alisette nods at Vlashandra.

Alvyara clears her throat.

Vlashandra asks, "Alvyara, you will offer?"

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "I heard you missed out on the undead wars because you were walking between Landing and Mule."

Alvyara quietly says, "Yes."

Speaking gently to Balley, Cruxophim assures, "Of course."

Alvyara says, "In the hope that it may help another."

Asben whispers something to Erienne.

Balley softly says, "Thanks Leafi." [resurrection]

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias says, "You need to take better care of yourself."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias asks, "Perhaps some new friends?"

Speaking to Alvyara, Maelkyth says, "And because masochism is definitely a defining characteristic in empaths."

Alvyara glances at Maelkyth.

Alvyara quietly says, "Not masochism."

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Alvyara.

Speaking in Elven to Maelkyth, Akenna says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Alvyara, Maelkyth says, "It's okay. I'm not judging."

Alvyara gazes at Vlashandra.

Ysharra says, "Sacrifice isn't always something you do willingingly or for pleasure."

Alvyara says, "Never for pleasure."

Lylia gazes admiringly at Alvyara.

Alvyara gives a sidelong glance at Lylia.

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Alvyara murmurs, "But you had better be honest about wanting to rescue her.."

(Alvyara leans heavily on her pike, waiting.)

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "Yes. We may be willing to contribute our power to help this cause. Imagine what it would be like, combined against you."

Speaking bluntly to Alvyara, Leafiara acknowledges, "I think at least half the people here would kill her themselves if she wasn't, *especially* those who have been giving."

Maelkyth says, "Of course, if they're deceiving us I imagine they'd have no compulsion of lying about it."

Alvyara glances at Ysharra.

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Alvyara.

Alvyara cocks her head at Vlashandra.

Hapenlok: "Leafiara, you're more correct in that statement that you'll ever know."

Vlashandra runs her hands up the sides of Alvyara's arms, standing firmly before her while clutching the essence of vitality in her hand and dagger in the other.

Speaking casually to Leafiara, Cruxophim speculates, "She'd make a tasty morsel, indeed. Perhaps a bit chewy."

Alvyara shivers.

Speaking gently to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "Find your feet. Lean on me. To coin a phrase."

Alvyara chuckles.

Speaking softly to Seylia, Chandrellia says, "My sister will see that she is ok."

Cruxophim offers Alvyara a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut.

Alvyara says, "Surely it's no worse than what I feel every day as a healer."

Alvyara declines Cruxophim's offer.

Maelkyth asks, "Does that mean you're buying drinks?"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Alvyara says, "Pardon me, but those look disgusting."

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "...keep thinking that. Prepare yourself for that, then."

Vlashandra places the tip of her blade just below Alvyara's neck and pushes the dagger into her skin!

Alvyara closes her eyes for a moment.

Alvyara says, "My spirit -"

Alvyara blinks.

Alvyara glances at Vlashandra.

Speaking raspily to Cruxophim, Sonnillon says, "So good."

Alvyara glances down.

Alvyara looks drained as the blade is pulled from her flesh, leaving behind a scar. Suddenly wrinkles form along her face.

>lo alvy

You see Alvyara.

She appears to be a Sylvankind.

She is tall. She appears to be youthful. She has long-lashed glacial blue eyes and lightly tanned skin. She has long, tousled platinum hair edged in scarlet tips. She has a long nose and a generous mouth. She has countless wrinkles along her face.

(Alvyara touches her face, feeling over her cheeks and brow.)

Alvyara glances at Vlashandra.

Seylia raises a hand while murmuring a soft orison...

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "Vitality."

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Seylia gestures at Alvyara.

A brilliant shaft of pure white light suddenly surrounds Alvyara.

Alvyara nods appreciatively at Seylia.

Speaking to Alvyara, Dergoatean says, "You still look young. Other than..."

Speaking cautiously to Alvyara, Leafiara says, "Might need some, uh--extraordinary empathic care for this one."

Speaking to Seylia, Alvyara says, "Thank you, I feel better now."

Alvyara glances at Dergoatean.

Cruxophim neutrally notes, "Curious."

Alvyara takes a deep breath.

The essence of vitality begins to glow white and suddenly fades away. Some of the crumbled blazestars along the shoreline glow in response.

Cruxophim faces Alvyara, closes his eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between them!

Cruxophim opens his eyes, looking slightly drained.

Alvyara smiles at Cruxophim.


Vital Spirit: Maelkyth

Vlashandra asks, "Maelkyth?"

Speaking heartily to Alvyara, Chamorr says, "Dung salve works great on wrinkles."

Maelkyth sneaks up to Vlashandra.

Maelkyth turns toward Vlashandra and renders a sharp salute with his villswood runestaff.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth says, "Let's see where this takes us."

Maelkyth attempts to hum a merry little tune.

Ysharra says, "And here I just said something about our vanity."

Ysharra removes a rectangular gold filigree mirror from in her ice blue cloak.

Ysharra offers Alvyara a rectangular gold filigree mirror.

Alvyara glances at Ysharra.

Leafiara removes a coral-bordered ivory cameo from in her instrument case.

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Speaking quietly to Ysharra, Alvyara says, "One moment."

Leafiara says, "Ah, Ysharra beat me to it."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of vitality.

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "Of course."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of vitality.

Alvyara says, "I may have one, actually..."

Alvyara gazes at her reflection in the pearly white mirror.

Vlashandra says, "We are almost finished..."

Speaking to Alvyara, Leafiara clarifies, "To a mirror, that is."

Speaking quietly to Yukito, Falvicar says, "I was just... resting my eyes."

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "Be not disquieted. The evening is not yet done."

Balley softly says, "I do not mind dying."

Vlashandra drives her blade into Maelkyth's chest and closes her eyes, grinning crookedly as blood pools out of his wound and over his hands. He suddenly appears drained and wrinkles form along his face as she removes the dagger, the essence of vitality in her hand burning bright then disappearing.

Maelkyth winces.

Balley softly says, "I die a lot."

Sonnillon hoots at Vlashandra.

Maelkyth exclaims, "Ah, it tickles.. on the roof of my mouth!"

>lo mae

You see Maelkyth the Witch Doctor.

He appears to be a Sylvankind of the Kytawa D'ahranal.

He is shorter than average. He appears to be very young. He has long-lashed sea green eyes and fair skin. He has very long, flowing amber hair tied into a loose ponytail with a knotted leather hair-tie. He has an angular face and high cheekbones. He has countless wrinkles along his face.

Speaking warmly to Alvyara, Alisette says, "Beauty comes from inside."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias says, "You like making me cry."


Vital Spirit: Balley

Vlashandra asks, "Who else heard the call?"

Alvyara quietly says, "I.. I've been transformed."

Speaking to Alvyara, Dergoatean says, "A badge of honor."

Speaking calmly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim notes, "Balley."

Vlashandra nods at Balley.

Speaking calmly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim notes, "Viva."

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "...You have. And you have offered up much for the sake of one you haven't even met."

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth asks, "Wrinkles make me look more mature?"

Alvyara says, "I'm covered in scars for most of the day, every day. I won't.. lose my composure at a few wrinkles."

Vlashandra moves to stand in front of Balley.

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara asks, "The only one going for a second round, hm?"

Leafiara adds, "So far, anyway."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias asks, "Are you single?"

Balley softly says, "It is for a good cause."

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "You have a wisdom your brother does not share. Good."

Speaking to an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, Maags says, "Tell him I am fine."

Balley softly says, "I told you I would do what needed to be done Leafi."

Balley softly says, "Take what you need."

Speaking to Ysharra, Alvyara says, "He would have died."

Balley smiles at Vlashandra.

An ember-eyed fire wyrdling says, "...I don't like talking to him either."

Dergoatean says, "I don't feel so good."

An ember-eyed fire wyrdling says, "But I don't think he's going to listen to much right now."

Speaking to an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, Maags says, "He can be a grouchies."

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "Died from shame, or drowned himself trying to scrub them off."

Vlashandra drives her black blade into the flesh just below Balley's throat and she almost emits a cackle, her eyes moistening while the blood trickles out and Balley looks drained. She pulls the blade free and a scar is all that remains, along with folds of wrinkles forming along Balley's face.

Speaking curiously to Dergoatean, Leafiara asks, "Can you describe it?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Dergoatean says, "Just... not so good."

Speaking to Ysharra, Alvyara says, "Do you know, I came here because I felt stagnant at home. I wanted change."

An ember-eyed fire wyrdling says, "Well, I think most of the people in this vicinity are a bit lucky to ...well, nevermind."

Alvyara says, "And this is.. change."

Dergoatean says, "Things hurt. Nausea. Headache. Fatigue."

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "It is. Now you're transformed."

Speaking to Leafiara, Dergoatean says, "You look a little blurry."

Alvyara murmurs, "I am."

Speaking quietly to Balley, Xecnephias says, "I don't want to be the one to say this but someone has to, that wasn't a good look."

Speaking to Leafiara, Dergoatean asks, "Are you? ...Blurry?"

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "Welcome to the fantasy of Wehnimer's Landing."

Speaking proudly to Balley, Alisette says, "Good job, Mom."

Speaking drunkenly to Dergoatean, Gutstorm says, "How many fingersh am I holding up."

Speaking softly to Dergoatean, Chandrellia says, "No she's Leafi not blurry."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara asks, "Goat's feeling aftereffects, but how about you?"


Vital Spirit: Alisette

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Speaking to Gutstorm, Dergoatean says, "Well, I can see arms."

Vlashandra says, "One more essence."

Leafiara offers Vlashandra an essence of vitality.

Vlashandra accepts Leafiara's essence of vitality.

Vlashandra asks, "Who has heard the call and offers?"

Speaking sympathetically to Dergoatean, Alisette says, "Maybe a good meal will help."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara observes, "You both died briefly, but then again, only Goat gave enough to count for two essences..."

Speaking to Alisette, Alvyara asks, "Are wrinkles not considered beautiful to halflings?"

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I have not taken to the knife again, tho my head stil hurts from earlier."

Alisette nods at Vlashandra.

Alisette says, "Me."

Alisette nods vigorously!

Speaking to Adalfuns, Mekimin whispers aloud, "I can't say I'm not a little relieved not to get chosen for this round of sacrifices. I'd rather be immolated than mummified."

Alisette walks toward Vlashandra.

Alisette smiles at Alvyara.

Alisette says, "Aye."

Alisette grins at Alvyara.

Dergoatean says, "I'm sure a good night of rest will make a difference."

Alisette glances at Vlashandra.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alisette asks, "I will. This is the last one, correct?"

Speaking to Dergoatean, Ysharra says, "I think if you finish off that rum, it'll help."

Speaking to Ysharra, Dergoatean says, "I almost forgot, thank you."

Adalfuns whispers something to Mekimin.

Xecnephias quietly says, "It's never enough."

Speaking to Ysharra, Dergoatean says, "I hear it fights off illness."

Alisette sets about preparing herself to be as presentable as possible.

Vlashandra drives her dagger home into Alisette's flesh, just below the throat, leaving her drained, wrinkled and left with a vicious looking scar!

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.

Speaking to Ysharra, Dergoatean says, "Though I don't drink it much. Perhaps I can at least account for some of the blurriness that way."

>look alise

You see Lady Alisette KoraFest the Mentalist.

She appears to be a Paradis Halfling.

She is tiny. She appears to be very young. She has long-lashed dark eyes and pale skin. She has shoulder length, wavy blonde hair. She has a plump face, a button nose and dimpled cheeks. She has countless wrinkles along her face.

Speaking to Dergoatean, Ysharra says, "I'm something of an expert when it comes to tinctures and liquid remedies."

Alisette closes her eyes for a moment.

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.


Finishing the Night

Vlashandra turns towards the lake, blood dripping from her dagger.

Speaking to Alisette, Alvyara says, "Now you look like you've seen life."

Vlashandra walks along the shoreline, allowing the blood of her dagger to drizzle over the crumbled blazestars and beating essences of regeneration.

Vlashandra chants, something gutteral, something dark.

A loud *POP* followed by a series of crackles comes from Dergoatean's direction.

Speaking surprisedly to Dergoatean, Leafiara asks, "Okay, now even I heard that one. You alright there?"

The churning portal begins to pulse, and with each glow an essence of regeneration melts away.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "As expected?"

One by one, the essences continue to melt away as the portal pulses in response.

Speaking to a churning incarnadine portal, Dergoatean says, "Klakkar, denen cra het trila..."

Thud.

Thud. Thud.

Maags says, "Uh."

Alisette asks, "Thud?"

Leafiara curiously says, "Hm."

Alisette says, "Um."

Balley softly says, "That does not sound good."

Sonnillon raspily says, "Come in."

Xecnephias quietly says, "Typically I am against unknown portals, but what could possibly go wrong."

Aserak asks, "Knocking?"

Thud. Thud. Thud. Thud. Thud.

Maelkyth says, "Sounds like a healthy heart."

Xorus says, "It sounds like the Rift."

Akenna says, "No... no, no."

Sonnillon raspily says, "Knock back."

Speaking to a churning incarnadine portal, Dergoatean says, "Te klaloc cra issar le tenek sra."

Roelon deeply says, "Hmm..."

Alisette says, "Knocking."

Speaking suddenly to Xorus, Leafiara says, "Good call."

Ysharra says, "It sounds like there's someone waiting."

Pukk says, "This is always a good sign."

The portal continues to pulse, thumping like a healthy, steady heartbeat.

Vlashandra nods at Raelee.

Faerinn says, "We have a heartbeat now."

Mekimin hisses, "Something heard us knocking."

Vlashandra says, "Yes. It was successful."

Vlashandra says, "Congratulations all."

Raelee says, "Blood taking on the patterns of the humanoid heart..."

Balley softly says, "That is good."

Zosopage says, "Hrmm it's now beating as if alive."

Alisette says, "Ah."

Speaking weakly to a churning incarnadine portal, Dergoatean says, "Ledo patan rena tilnak tenek klaloc de lenath."

Leafiara marvels, "Well, what do ya know."

Berost deeply says, "Aint no lake 'spose to beat like a heart. This aint right."

Faerinn says, "Closer than ever to bringing forth a bouncing baby Blade."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk asks, "It was all because of me, wasn't it?"

Aeith says, "I am uncertain about these motes, that portal, and these rituals. I hope this leads to a good end."

Speaking to Berost, Leafiara says, "It's the portal, not the lake."

Speaking weakly to a churning incarnadine portal, Dergoatean says, "Do you remember? Undone."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "Some distrust your intentions, I hope all that we have sacrificed for this casue was not for a personal gain."

Lylia whispers something to Aeith.


Next Up...

Vlashandra quickly snatches her black tome, looking over it. She holds it tight, glancing at a few in the crowd with prying eyes.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth exclaims, "Though, if it is for personal gain... well played!"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alisette says, "Do not betray the trust we have given, Ma'am."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth exclaims, "But if you, just remember I was rooting for you!"

A page within Vlashandra's book seems to glow then the light fades.

Vlashandra says, "Excellent."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "I would have charged them to do it, I mean clearly they willing enough."

Vlashandra says, "The next essences revealed."

Speaking calmly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim notes, "Good."

Leafiara slowly says, "Here we go."

Roelon deeply says, "Work for the alchemists."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Thrassus asks, "And what are they?"

Leafiara says, "At least vitality and regeneration were easy to gather..."

Vlashandra slowly empties her lungs.

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "I just want to say now, that I am an impartial observer only and am not necessarily against you, um because, well, I am a little scared."

Maelkyth says, "Nothing a little moisturizing won't take care of."

Leafiara hopefully says, "...please don't say glowing violet motes of essence or something..."

Vlashandra says, "The Essence of Earth gave way to Regeneration...which through blood has now been bridged to the Essence of Body."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Dergoatean says, "Thank you for that magic, by the way. I think it did make a difference for me."

Leafiara says, "Ahh... of course."

Speaking softly to Maelkyth, Chandrellia says, "It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the whip."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "Can I read that, for a moment?"

Maelkyth exclaims, "Sure!"

Chandrellia softly says, "Cough."

Vlashandra glances at Ysharra.

Vlashandra says, "No."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "I had to ask."

Speaking calmly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim jests, "Freshly squeezed, or pulped?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alisette asks, "Why can't she?"

Hapenlok: "...I'm coming down. nothing appears to be occuring up here."

Ysharra says, "My guess is she's afraid I'll run off with it."

Faerinn asks, "So just body essence next time, huh?"

Ysharra says, "And I might."

Hapenlok: "Of course, that'll probably be when it happens, with my luck."

Vlashandra says, "The Essence of Fire gave way to more Essence of Regeneration...which now through blood...requires the Essence of Mind."

Leafiara admits, "That one could be harder than the previous ones. Hopefully we don't need many..."

Vlashandra says, "The final essence...through air...through vitality..."

Leafiara says, "Oh, two tougher ones, at that..."

Ysharra asks, "Essence of mind. So, Quinshon?"

Vlashandra says, "The Essence of Soul."

Alisette offers, "Mind?"

Alvyara faintly murmurs, "I don't understand any of it."

Maags says, "Mind....Xorus."

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "Me either."

Alisette states, "Soul."

Erienne says, "Good luck with that."

Zosopage whispers to the group, "This really sounds like raising the dead."

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "I just blather on until something sticks."

Vlashandra asks, "You can ensure those are collected, Mayor?"

Maelkyth whispers to the group, "Oh, I hope so!"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Leafiara.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara asks, "Do we have a week?"

Speaking to Maags, Hapenlok asks, "Can you do me a favor?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth says, "She's a right good mayor."

Vlashandra says, "Likely more."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Maags says, "Problies."

Speaking annoyedly to Maags, Hapenlok asks, "Can you NEVER do that again?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Maags says, "Glad yous alright."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "Ahh. We can, then--these are just far more difficult than the last ones."

Speaking innocently to Hapenlok, Maags says, "Do what."

Speaking to Maags, Hapenlok says, "Like, ever."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Maags says, "I was helping."

Vlashandra nods.

Rasson whispers to the group, "Could be bringing back Raznel."

Berost deeply says, "Get em herself what with her magicks."

Maags says, "Well trying to."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "She'll get em she has all of us to help her."

Speaking to Maags, Hapenlok says, "And that's the only reason I didn't storm down from the mountain and..."

Vlashandra grins crookedly.

Maelkyth whispers to the group, "He might be reformed, and lonely.. looking for community and acceptance."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "Is this how your face started its journey?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Maags says, "Then we saved a few."

Speaking soothingly to Hapenlok, Alisette says, "I was watching over her."

Vlashandra says, "Congratulations all. We are one step closer."

Leafiara requests, "Mostly we're going to need a lot of tiny golden seeds, so if anyone can collect those, please do?"

Speaking calmly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim states, "Pleasure doing business with you."

Speaking witheringly to Vlashandra, Hapenlok says, "...and I won't forget this. ever."

Xecnephias quietly says, "I think it's time for me to get some sleep, after all, I stubbed my toe earlier."

Vlashandra grins crookedly.

Lady Vlashandra just went southwest.