All That Remains - 5120-05-18 - Better, Stronger, Faster (log)

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Ivastaen 18-19, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Landing adventurers check up on the portal at Lake Eonak, now flecked with black. Its energy briefly reaches out to touch Cruxophim, then later scarlet bubbles begin appearing. An arm of oily bone and red ichor with a hand ending in razor-sharp nails reaches out and claws parts of Chandrellia's face off, pulling flesh and blood back into the portal. Crux tries to feed it by killing himself, but motes of scarlet light seep out and restore him to life--as it were.
  • A disturbance in the Lower Dragonsclaw, and the attack of patchwork creatures shortly thereafter, splits forces as some go to defend the gates while others stay to defend the portal. Primary attacks mount against the gate for quite some time, but some reapers finally break toward the portal. However, they're rather easily fought off.
  • The battle continues until the invaders finally make headway, leaving adventurers scrambling a bit. However, the portal is left relatively undisturbed, at one point defended only by Berost from nothing but a small group of reapers. Eventually, red energy from inside the portal itself lashes out and pulls reapers inside.
  • Despite many adventurers falling back, the attackers too slow down... Nothing new advances and adventurers begin to wipe out the small number of stray enemies, to the point of "all clear" reports from around town and several reconvening at the portal.
  • ...but after a long pause, the reapers return and advance on town--but more primarily on the portal! Despite many strong defenders gathered there, the reapers now move faster than ever, flaying all limbs at once along with most of the head and neck, forcing a retreat. Once the portal is left unguarded, they mob the town square, breaching the sanctuary! Nonetheless, adventurers eventually repel them.
  • Over at the portal, Lylia feels heat in Aralyte's soulstone and it pulses with a dull white light--then the portal flashes with a scarlet glow. They repeat the process, then swap colors the other way around. They continue pulsing at each other in opposing colors of scarlet and white, until finally they synchronize both white. At last the light and glow both fade.


Highlights

Stormyrain gives Chaoswynd a lingering kiss on the cheek.
Chaoswynd gives Stormyrain a lingering kiss on the forehead.
Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk says, "You guys need to calm down...you are getting indecent with your public displays."
Lyrna says, "Thankfully you have me as a shining example of a Vaalorian."
Speaking to Lyrna, Hapenlok says, "Basically if your gate guards out there dropped dead and never rose from the dead, I'd be very happy."
Lyrna says, "Except that I've been banished and am no longer acknowledged as Vaalorian.  So... maybe that's more proving your point."
Speaking to Chamorr, Pukk asks, "What does a halfling and a dwarf have in common?"
Speaking to Chamorr, Pukk says, "Very little."
Cruxophim places his face into the twisting energy of a black-flecked incarnadine portal and opens his mouth wide, letting some sticky red ichor drip down his throat!
Speaking hopefully to Cruxophim, Leafiara asks, "Can you eat the entire thing and spare us all some dilemmas?"
Speaking amusedly to Leafiara, Cruxophim speculates, "I could try."
Cruxophim extends his arms in a wide sweeping motion and thousands of snaking tendrils of shadow suddenly burst forth creating a great arc of snapping, swarming, biting shadow maws and spiked tentacles.  As Cruxophim's arms complete the circuit, the shadows shrink back beneath his skin.
Leafiara says, "Well, there goes the short-lived 'eat the portal' plan."
Tiny scarlet bubbles form along a spot on the portal.
Speaking curiously to Cruxophim, Leafiara asks, "What do you think the bubbles are a sign of?"
Speaking to Leafiara, Evia says, "Blood magic portal poots."
Suddenly and without warning, an unnatural long arm of oily bone and red ichor lashes out like a chained spear, its sinewy hand ending in glistening razor-sharp nails.  The hand claws at Chandrellia's head, tearing off parts of her face and pulling the flesh and blood back into the portal where it disappears.
Speaking to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Delyorik says, "That wasn't willing blood, you wank.  You took that without permission.  You have mine."


Log

Gathering in the Rain

[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 Voltung disk, the Asben disk, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a fluffy calico cat, the Chandrellia disk, a large acorn, a heap of heavy stones, some acantha leaf, an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, a smooth stone, some wolifrew lichen, some chocolate cream-spread cookies, a visored helm, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, a lemon yellow skirt, a large acorn, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Calatrava, Stormyrain, Steeltalon who is sitting, High Lord Kroviec, Voltung, High Lord Jackke, High Lord Asben, Vaikeses who is sitting, Vynce, Covy, Nyepels, Maelkyth, Friston who is sitting, Marhand, Mayor Leafiara, Perphect who is sitting, Mistress Jhenni, Conquerer of Reim Chandrellia, Torrecho, Kalindon, Berost, Lyrna, Daavel, Hapenlok, Pukk The sky begins to fill with huge clouds, dark and grey on the bottom, pale and white atop, their puffy crowns ascending toward the heavens.

Speaking to Maelkyth, Leafiara says, "Well--"

Lyrna asks, "Stormy, what is your opinion on the rituals?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You beat me to it."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "We don't know that for sure, it could be that a different source has snuffed them out, hasover powered them, they disappeared the night of the ritual, it could have been something that Vlashandra has done." [regarding the motes disappearing]

Stormyrain says, "I did not stay for the conclusion, I saw enough after two donations of blood and left."

Speaking huskily to Pukk, Jhenni says, "But you like being beaten."

Speaking to Jhenni, Pukk says, "True."

Speaking to Jhenni, Pukk exclaims, "You know me so well!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I'm convinced that my time to stop it was the first night, though. And I didn't follow through with it."

Speaking to Lyrna, Stormyrain says, "I would not have freely given my blood for that type of chaotic gathering, myself."

Stormyrain gives Chaoswynd a lingering kiss on the cheek.

Chaoswynd gives Stormyrain a lingering kiss on the forehead.

Speaking heavily to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Yeah, trust me, in hindsight I wish you or I or someone had stopped it from the beginning."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk says, "You guys need to calm down...you are getting indecent with your public displays."

Hapenlok whispers something to Leafiara.

Maelkyth exclaims, "But the portal's not open yet!"

Pukk tries to pinch Chaoswynd, but he leans away just in time.

Chaoswynd rolls his eyes at Pukk.

Speaking huskily to Pukk, Jhenni says, "Ever since you swore out an order of protection 'ginst me."

Lyrna says, "And it's already much too far along."

Leafiara says, "But our reasoning did hold... even if we tried, Lylia and the Enclave would have helped regardless."

Berost deeply says, "Moar rain."

Speaking cautiously to Lyrna, Leafiara says, "Yeah, that's the concern. I'm not sure it *is* too far along, but--I can understand why others say it is."

Speaking to Jhenni, Pukk says, "Yeah well, you were going to kill me over something somebody said about me that was a lie."

Lyrna says, "They give me better understanding of why the Faendryl were banished from the rest of the elven lands."

Lyrna says, "The willingness to do things like this."

Speaking slowly to Lyrna, Leafiara says, "I haven't actually seen them summon demons and destroy anything on the scale of Ta'Ashrim myself."

Lyrna says, "The idea that any cost is worthwhile to get what you want."

Speaking to Lyrna, Hapenlok adds, "And not exactly welcomed with open arms here until we elected one Mayor."

Speaking huskily to Pukk, Jhenni says, "I never said that I WAS gonna kill ya... just that I wanted to talk... outside the wall."

Lyrna says, "And yet, it is not necessarily the whole of the people..."

Hapenlok says, "I mean, I don't want to pain them all with the same brush, but ..."

Speaking to Jhenni, Pukk says, "No, no. You said you didn't want to but you might have to resort to ending my life."

Leafiara professes, "I know many Faendryl who wouldn't be aiding with this."

Speaking to Jhenni, Pukk says, "It wasn't until later that I found out that was how you flirt."

Lyrna says, "No people are uniformly anything."

Speaking to Lyrna, Hapenlok says, "Much as I don't want a few elves I loathe in Ta'Illistim and Ta'Vaalor to be representative of the whole people."

Chandrellia softly asks, "Stop, please we have enough to worry about yes?"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk says, "We are flirting."

Lyrna says, "Thankfully you have me as a shining example of a Vaalorian."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "I'll show you flirting."

Chandrellia gives Pukk a playful bite.

Speaking to Lyrna, Hapenlok says, "Basically if your gate guards out there dropped dead and never rose from the dead, I'd be very happy."

Lyrna says, "Except that I've been banished and am no longer acknowledged as Vaalorian. So... maybe that's more proving your point."

Speaking to Jhenni, Pukk says, "Oh that night you tied me up and made me pay..."

Speaking to Lyrna, Hapenlok says, "I never thought I'd need to smuggle myself into a town."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "Your dinner reservations have been canceled."

Leafiara muses, "Wonder what kind of odd nightmare awaits tonight."

Speaking huskily to Pukk, Jhenni says, "You loved every inch of it."

Lyrna says, "I've considered trying, just to see if I could get in."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah liked it better when it was motes of light rainin' down."

Speaking to Jhenni, Pukk says, "Oh..you and Khy..."

Lyrna says, "Wander into the Bastion and leave an arrow or some such."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Leafi, I expect blood creatures to start appearing soon."

The coppery barn owl hoots at Chaoswynd.

The coppery barn owl hoots at Chaoswynd.

Speaking softly to Roelon, Chandrellia says, "Me too, they filled me with a sense of, fullfilment, like they completed me."

Speaking to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Pukk asks, "He did what?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara asks, "From the portal or...?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Most likely."

The coppery barn owl hoots at Pukk.

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "It wasn't just Raznel's creations, you know....or Cross, or Stone's."

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Roelon says, "That portal..is very much love."

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

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "It ....mutated the flora and fauna."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Who are we joining, with no--"

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafiara!"

Roelon deeply says, "If something comes out...."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "And this portal is alive. Maybe not Sentient, but it's living."

BOOM! A clap of thunder echoes along the heavens.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "No doubt..."

Speaking deeply to Hapenlok, Roelon says, "There is....."

Speaking huskily to Leafiara Jhenni asks, "Just like Pukk?"

Roelon deeply says, "There is something sentient in it...."

Roelon deeply says, "Perhaps not as ye or mahself..."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafiara!"

Nicolas asks, "Where are we going?"

Leafiara recites:

"Join up! Because Pukk said so!"

Roelon deeply says, "Ah guess ah will be needin' this..."

Lyrna says, "I swear this gets tighter every time."

Jhenni huskily exclaims, "Field Trip!"

The coppery barn owl moves closer to Leafiara.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk says, "I found out that if you are feeling down. You should appreciate the small things. Give a halfling a hug."

Leafiara says, "Definitely gonna need your guidance, Owly."

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth exclaims, "Let go do something reckless and exciting!"

Leafiara confidently says, "We know you woud have unravelled Vlashandra's entire scheme by now."

Chandrellia yells, "Embrace the chaos!"

From nearby, you hear Adalfuns yell, "No!"

Pukk yells, "Yes!"

Speaking deeply to Maelkyth, Roelon says, "Nae sure ah nae enough in me for more of tha'."

Leafiara yells, "Might not have a choice soon!"

The coppery barn owl preens himself quietly.

Maelkyth exclaims, "Embrace the chaos!"

Pukk yells, "I'm the town herald!"

Nisme says, "I have a minion."

Speaking to Nisme, Pukk says, "We don't call halflings minions."

Speaking huskily to Maelkyth, Jhenni says, "Or, rather than reckless...maybe Leafi needs to get wrecked, MORE."

Leafiara says, "Maybe she'll come out to talk with us and we can get this confrontation happening sooner than later."

Speaking to Pukk, Nisme explains, "He's human."

Speaking to Pukk, Nisme agrees, "But short, easy mistake."

Speaking to Villorn, Fromer says, "Better than yours apparently."

Speaking to Kemz, Maelkyth exclaims, "Bleed out, embrace the chaos!"

Adalfuns says, "Minion's an improvement."

The ghostly voice of Villorn says, "Looks it."

Speaking happily to Lynaera, Leafiara says, "Ah, good, you're here. You might be helpful if Socius comes around again."

Speaking curiously to Adalfuns, Nisme asks, "To...?"

(OOC) Bernadette's player whispers to the group, "Something's up."

Speaking in Elven to Lyrna, Lynaera asks something you don't understand.

Lylia: "Good evening."

Hapenlok: "Hrrmph."

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

Speaking hopefully to Nisme, Adalfuns asks, "Isn't it?"

Nisme says, "Uhm."

Speaking to Leafiara, Lynaera says, "That may merely make me a target, you realize."

Pukk glances between Lynaera and Lyrna.

Pukk says, "Oh great..."

Speaking unconvincingly to Adalfuns, Nisme says, "Sure."

Lynaera stares at Pukk.

Lyrna grins at Pukk.

Chamorr heartily says, "Did I miss him."

Lyrna says, "We look nothing alike."

Speaking wryly to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "Nope."

Hapenlok: "What's so good about it?"

Lynaera echoes, "We look. Nothing alike."

The ghostly voice of Villorn says, "Picking on the corpse."

Lyrna says, "As you might have guessed, this has happened for quite some time."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "You better smile at me damn it."

Speaking to Villorn, Leafiara asks, "Let's fix ya up then--do ya need a chrism?"

Hapenlok says, "I'm going down to Eonak."

Lyrna says, "I get confused for Lylia sometimes too. That's even more odd."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk says, "Oh well alright."

Curls of light red vapor seep along the grasslands near Lake Eonak, quietly and briefly blanketing the ground in a scarlet haze. [OOC note: new ambient]

Hapenlok says, "Nobody follow me."

Hapenlok says, "I mean it. Don't."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara exclaims, "Noted. Let us know if you find anythng!"

Roelon deeply says, "Don' do anything reckl.....never mind.."

Roelon deeply says, "Just don' blow us all up."

Pukk says, "A little late."

Leafiara muses, "I guess we could look elsewhere..."

Pukk exclaims, "To our demise!"

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Roelon asks, "Well, ye notice the red mist all creepin' around down there?"

Speaking wryly to Roelon, Leafiara says, "Couldn't miss it."

Speaking to Roelon, Lynaera says, "A result of that portal, no doubt."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah am afraid it will effect the wildlife around it."

Lyrna says, "You really can't."

Speaking to Chamorr, Pukk says, "Join Leafi."


Portal Inspection

Thud. Thud. THud.

Maelkyth says, "Sure, blame the things that are recently constructed and beyond our full comprehension."

Lyrna says, "Since we don't have Cryheart yet."

Leafiara recites:

"Join up and we'll have a look around..."

Balley softly asks, "Um thud?"

Roelon deeply says, "Bloody 'ell..."

Lynaera says, "What an unusual sound."

Lyrna says, "Thud is never a good sound."

Hapenlok: "...oh, that's.....disquieting."

Leafiara says, "Never mind what Hap said--we're heading out there."

Roelon deeply says, "The portal is callin...."

Leafiara recites:

"Moving in 3!"

Speaking softly to Lyrna, Chandrellia says, "The haze is from the Lake, there was a pungent coppery smell wafting in from the grasslands earlier."

Speaking to Chamorr, Pukk asks, "What does a halfling and a dwarf have in common?"

Speaking to Chamorr, Pukk says, "Very little."

Leafiara: "We're heading over."

Hapenlok: "...well, Lylia. there's loud thuds coming from the portal."

Leafiara recites:

"Last chance to join up!"

Lyrna says, "I smelled it... it's not a good smell."

The voice of Lynaera says, "I'll just be..right over here."

Hapenlok: "Do you still think this was a great idea?"

[travel]

Speaking deeply to his sinuous blade, Roelon says, "Ah guess ah will need ye instead."

Speaking to Lyrna, Pukk says, "Sorry that was me."

Delyorik says, "I could always use a good death."

[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 a reinforced wooden defense tower, a black-flecked incarnadine portal, a cedar chip path and a barely visible trail leading into a grove of ancient trees.

Also here: Aeith, Hapenlok

Zosimos, Delyorik, Evia, Kippe, Mekimin, Chamorr, Bernadette, Zosopage, Balley, Roelon, Asben, Maelkyth, Jhenni, Berost, Lyrna and Pukk followed.

Lylia: "We do what we must."

Speaking to Roelon, Pukk says, "Everything."

Lyrna says, "You don't want to know."

Maelkyth brushes his hand through the twisting energy of a black-flecked incarnadine portal and tiny ribbons of blood seem to reach out, playfully tickling his hand before pinching the skin and then peeling away.

Leafiara says, "No visible changes since this afternoon..."

Hapenlok: "....next time, do this in New Ta'Faendryl. Don't bet my life on this."

Maelkyth says, "Oooh."

Lylia: "The soulstone, Aralyte's soulstone. It is warm to the touch. Hot, really."

Lyrna says, "The black flecks are newish."

Maelkyth touches a black-flecked incarnadine portal, and a sticky red ichor clings briefly to his fingers before it melts away.

Maelkyth says, "Sticky."

Roelon deeply says, "And..."

Lyrna asks, "Is that from the last ritual or newer?"

Speaking to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Delyorik says, "I told you earlier to let me in."

Speaking to Lyrna, Kippe says, "They appeared last night."

Speaking to Lyrna, Leafiara says, "The last ritual."

Roelon deeply says, "Don' get too close..."

Chamorr heartily says, "Blood."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk says, "You should have stood up for yourself and joined the group."

Speaking softly to Maelkyth, Chandrellia says, "It changed early this morning when I was out here reflecting on things."

Roelon deeply says, "And don' stick yir head next to it..."

Speaking to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Delyorik says, "You're already boring me."

Speaking to Roelon, Mekimin asks, "Not looking to get another mouthful of it?"

Lylia: "Do not speak on what goes on in New Ta'Faendryl."

Speaking to Shiril, Pukk says, "One of these days I'm going to flirt those beads off you."

Balley softly says, "I am done giving to this thing."

Maelkyth says, "Mmm."

Roelon deeply says, "Took far too much ale to purge that stuff out of mah stomach...."

(OOC) Lyrna's player whispers to the group, "Why does the dog always wake up when things start to happen?"

Balley softly says, "Giving me wrinkles was the end of it."

Speaking to Pukk, Shiril says, "I look forward to your attempts."

Bernadette softly says, "Cap'n."

(OOC) Lyrna's player whispers to the group, "Back soon."

Speaking to Balley, Hapenlok says, "That's a bit vain of you, by the way."

Maelkyth whispers to the group, "Senses your excitement and wants to share!"

(OOC) Pukk's player whispers to the group, "Murphy's law."

(OOC) Chandrellia's player whispers to the group, "Cause they know....."

Balley softly says, "I am vain."

Shinann asks, "Did something happen here?"

Balley softly says, "You did not know this."

Speaking offhandedly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "She's right, though... it might have sucked years or decades from her life."

Balley softly says, "I hate looking bad."

Speaking to Balley, Pukk exclaims, "No way!"

Speaking to Shinann, Asben says, "Weather."

Deep in the shadows, you think you see movement: something like a thousand snakes all swarming around each other. By the time you've focused to get a closer look, they are gone.

Cruxophim suddenly fades into view.

Cruxophim places his face into the twisting energy of a black-flecked incarnadine portal and opens his mouth wide, letting some sticky red ichor drip down his throat!

Speaking to Balley, Maelkyth asks, "When do you have to worry about that?"

Balley softly says, "I have not felt the same since."

Speaking to Shinann, Shiril asks, "Aside from seeing your gorgeous face here?"

Speaking hopefully to Cruxophim, Leafiara asks, "Can you eat the entire thing and spare us all some dilemmas?"

Speaking heartily to Cruxophim, Chamorr says, "Don't kill anybody tonight please."

Speaking to Shiril, Delyorik says, "He is kinda cute... for a guy."

Speaking amusedly to Leafiara, Cruxophim speculates, "I could try."

Chandrellia softly asks, "Did anyone else see shadows and snakes?"

Balley softly says, "Feel different I guess is all."

Speaking casually to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "That's just Crux."

Maelkyth says, "Yes."

Speaking fondly to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "He's a little odd. Okay, a lot odd."

Cruxophim brushes his hand through the twisting energy of a black-flecked incarnadine portal and tiny ribbons of blood seem to reach out, playfully tickling his hand before pinching the skin and then peeling away.

Maelkyth says, "Thousands of snakes, writhing."

Cruxophim extends his arms in a wide sweeping motion and thousands of snaking tendrils of shadow suddenly burst forth creating a great arc of snapping, swarming, biting shadow maws and spiked tentacles. As Cruxophim's arms complete the circuit, the shadows shrink back beneath his skin.

Leafiara says, "Well, there goes the short-lived 'eat the portal' plan."

Speaking amusedly to Leafiara, Cruxophim confesses, "I mean, I've eaten worse..."

Speaking thoughtfully to Raelee, Leafiara inquires, "What do you think antimagic would do to the portal?"

Maelkyth says, "Interesting."

Cruxophim slowly counters, "Golems, Ithzir, demons..."

Flecks of darkness begin to thicken with the portal.

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "Likely disrupt it."

Mekimin groans, "Ominous in the extreme."

Speaking huskily to Leafiara, Jhenni asks, "What would Uncle Majix do?"

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr asks, "Have we figured the portal is bad?"

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "People are more skeptical than ever, for sure."

Speaking absently to Raelee, Cruxophim agrees, "That would rather defeat the purpose of opening it."

Speaking deeply to Hapenlok, Roelon says, "Prepare yir exploding fingers."

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "The question is not so much what it would do, but how drastic the side effects might be. A disruption of mana can be quite... explosive."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "You know, ....I think that we're beyond that theory now."

Mekimin squeaks, "The portal is changing!"

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "I'm juggling about ten different requests on how to blow it up."

Speaking affably to Leafiara, Cruxophim dismisses, "I'm sure it's fine."

Speaking to Mekimin, Maelkyth exclaims, "Bear witness!"

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "A little late now."

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "Yeah, that's what Hap said too."

Roelon deeply asks, "Kin we bury it somehow?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "You heard what Owlie said about the portal right?"

Speaking to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Delyorik says, "Either open up or go away. I'm not paying a cover."

Roelon deeply says, "Purify the earth."

Speaking curiously to Pukk, Leafiara asks, "No, what?"

A thin sinewy ribbon of red ichor stretches out from the portal like an incarnadine snake and tenderly brushes Cruxophim's shoulder before curling back within the portal.

Speaking to Roelon, Shiril asks, "What would that accomplish?"

Nisme whispers something to Adalfuns.

Pukk says, "Very very interesting."

Speaking curiously to Cruxophim, Leafiara says, "It seriously likes you."

Speaking distantly to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Hapenlok says, "It's like the last nights, all over again."

Speaking dubiously to Cruxophim, Leafiara asks, "You sure you can't eat the whole thing?"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Maelkyth says, "Looks like you're about to find some answers."

Cruxophim smiles placidly at the sinuous portal.

A pungent, coppery odor is carried in by a breeze from the grasslands.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk asks, "So, are you going to introduce us?"

Balley softly says, "I wonder what would happen if I touched it."

Balley softly asks, "Should I touch it?"

Speaking curiously to Asben, Leafiara asks, "Got that Mandis shard with you?"

Speaking affably to Pukk, Cruxophim states, "I mean, you already know."

Speaking to Balley, Shiril asks, "Why wouldn't you?"

Balley touches a black-flecked incarnadine portal, and a sticky red ichor clings briefly to her fingers before it melts away.

Speaking deeply to Shiril, Roelon says, "Well, assumin it cannae be destroyed...."

Balley softly says, "Interesting."

Speaking to Zosopage, Pukk asks, "Shouldn't she be asking you that?"

Speaking huskily to Chandrellia, Jhenni asks, "Mister Crux is a blood mage....and yer blood was a portal key...componant....thing....right?"

Speaking to Roelon, Shiril asks, "Do we know that it can't?"

Delyorik says, "This isn't a Mandis shard thing."

Speaking softly to Jhenni, Chandrellia says, "Yes."

Roelon deeply says, "By normal means thus far...."

Speaking to Delyorik, Leafiar says, "I know, but I was curious what would happen if they interacted."

Speaking to himself, Hapenlok asks, "This is what I fought so hard against, what I almost sacrificed my entire being for?"

Speaking to himself, Hapenlok asks, "So we can bring this back again?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Delyorik says, "But you've made me curious."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pukk asks, "We were just wondering if we wanted to mess up that portal spell, what would we do first?"

Nisme whispers something to Adalfuns.

Leafiara inquires, "By the way, has anyone else been working on creating essences or is it just me?"

Tiny scarlet bubbles form along a spot on the portal.

Chandrellia softly says, "No."

Asben removes a Mandis Crystal shard from in his urglaes-trimmed pouch.

Chandrellia softly says, "Don't destroy it."

Balley softly asks, "Bubbles?"

Leafiara reasons, "I think it's a bad thing if I create the essences of soul, for reasons I can explain later."

Chandrellia softly says, "I didn't give my life three times not to see this through."

Gutstorm says, "Yooz know me help, jush tell me what to gatter."

Leafiara says, "The body and mind I can do no problem."

Roelon deeply asks, "Ye think it could be her tryin' to reach out?"

Chandrellia softly says, "My momma and sister didn't give up their vitalty not to see this through."

Chamorr heartily says, "Maybe if we tinkle on it."

Delyorik says, "Souls aren't pretty, even when done correctly."

Delyorik says, "Mine's a bit black at times."

Speaking curiously to Cruxophim, Leafiara asks, "What do you think the bubbles are a sign of?"

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Mayor please, whatever happens we need to see it through, I think we as a town and teamwork can work through whatever happens."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Too much air."

Raelee says, "Bubbles are typically a sign of air moving through a liquid."

Speaking huskily to Leafiara, Jhenni asks, "Breathing?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Evia says, "Blood magic portal poots."

Balley softly says, "Heat and power."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I don't think we have a choice, at any rate."

Speaking wryly to Raelee, Leafiara says, "Ths isn't a very typical situation."

Speaking to Leafiara, Raelee says, "It is likely to still apply."

Nisme monotonously intones, "Heat and .. uh... power."

Speaking nonchalantly to Leafiara, Cruxophim speculates, "Possibly a initial reaction to our world. The first indication that something is coming through."

Speaking to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Delyorik says, "If it takes blood to open you..."

Roelon deeply says, "Nothin' typical of that liquid.."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk asks, "Ooh a surprise?"

Balley softly says, "There is something waiting on the other side."

Balley softly says, "I feel it."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Hapenlok says, "By the way. My problem waits until way later."

Nisme whispers something to Adalfuns.

Balley softly says, "Not sure if it be good or bad."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara asks, "Is it Aralyte?"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Hapenlok says, "If ever."

Speaking huskily to Cruxophim, Jhenni asks, "Maybe we need to feed it yer doughnuts?"

(OOC) Lyrna's player whispers to the group, "What'd I miss?"

Pukk exclaims, "Nothing ever goes wrong with surprises!"

Asben put a Mandis Crystal shard in his urglaes-trimmed pouch.

Strydyr mutters, "This seems like... a bad idea."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah agree.."

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "Not too much, just scarlet bubbles appearing in the portal."

Roelon deeply says, "Something is tryin' to reach out."

Speaking heartily to Lyrna, Chamorr says, "Bubbles."

Suddenly and without warning, an unnatural long arm of oily bone and red ichor lashes out like a chained spear, its sinewy hand ending in glistening razor-sharp nails. The hand claws at Chandrellia's head, tearing off parts of her face and pulling the flesh and blood back into the portal where it disappears.

Pukk asks, "Besides. What can go wrong tonight?"

Nisme monotonously agrees, "Bad idea..."

Leafiara slowly says, "Well then."

Chandrellia screams!

[OOC: I got a look at her to see wounds, but with her being an empath and covered in wounds all over, it's not really an indicator of anything]

Balley softly says, "Oh my."

Speaking smoothly to Chandrellia, Shiril says, "I think it rather likes you."

Chandrellia kneels down.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara wonders, "You still interested in seeing this through?"

Nisme whispers something to Adalfuns.

Raelee evenly remarks, "Curious."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk says, "Well, that is some look you had."

Speaking dismissively to Chandrellia, Cruxophim assures, "Good as new." [Maelkyth healed her and Crux healed Maelkyth]

Speaking huskily to Cruxophim, Jhenni asks, "Did the idiot warrior hit on something?"

Speaking to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Delyorik says, "That wasn't willing blood, you wank. You took that without permission. You have mine."

Roelon deeply says, "Whatever it is..it messes with yir head."

Balley softly says, "Are you ok dear."

Delyorik says, "Unarmed."

Nisme whispers something to Adalfuns.

Strydyr uneasily asks, "How... is she alive?"

Leafiara speculates, "I wonder if it's only reacting to those who have given blood before... ...and to Crux."

Speaking casually to Maelkyth, Cruxophim explains, "Helping."

Speaking to Leafiara, Mekimin whispers aloud, "It stole her face."

Speaking to Delyorik, Shiril quips, "Likely doesn't taste as good."

Speaking to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Pukk says, "No, no. You wanted a little face and you got some."

Maelkyth says, "Much appreciated."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Yes, I must be able to give what I can in order to recive what is given to me."

Roelon deeply asks, "Perhaps to those who crossed over?"

Speaking offhandedly to Strydyr, Leafiara says, "She's an empath, she's probably been through worse..."

Shinann says, "Maybe if it takes blood of ones that offered once, maybe it will take blood from them always."

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara says, "Chandrellia's never crossed over."

Nisme monotonously repeats, "Those who crossed over...."

Shiril whispers something to Delyorik.

Speaking to Roelon, Hapenlok says, "I've crossed twice. It hasn't touched me."

Balley softly says, "If that is the case it has my blood and my essence."

Speaking to Shiril, Delyorik says, "Then I'll take its face in tribute."

Speaking pleasantly to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Cruxophim suggests, "It's hungry. Perhaps we should feed it."

Speaking to Roelon, Hapenlok says, "But I didn't donate a damned thing for this one."

Balley softly says, "It does want me."

Maelkyth asks, "Whatch mean crossed over?"

Speaking amusedly to Delyorik, Shiril says, "I'm sure you will."

Speaking softly to Balley, Chandrellia says, "Yes momma I'm ok."

Evia says, "Well then there ya go."

Nisme whispers something to Adalfuns.

Lyrna says, "That really doesn't seem like a good idea Crux."

The voice of Lynaera asks, "Whomever is on the other side wanted a new face, it would seem. Is there not a mage about wearing the faces of others?"

Leafiara admits, "I've been there very briefly myself, but any shadow energy in me--we got rid of it when we enacted Crux's plan with the pillars in 5118."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Raelee offers, "It seems to be feeding itself."

Lyrna says, "Yes there is."

Leafiara speculates, "I don't think it'll react to me."

Nisme whispers something to Adalfuns.


Approaching Invaders

Some birds erupt from the trees of the Dragonsclaw forest and take flight.

Lyrna says, "Vlashandra."

Jhenni huskily asks, "We all do...why not the Portal too?"

Mekimin ominously says, "We may have company soon."

Speaking to Lyrna, Pukk says, "What can go wrong? Tonight is a quiet night. We should just enjoy the show."

Speaking simply to Raelee, Cruxophim suggests, "That's why we should feed it in a -controlled- fashion. A wild animal will feed on anything if it's desperate enough."

Bernadette softly asks, "Is Vlashandra comin ternite?"

Balley softly says, "Why are the birds leaving."

Holding his jawbone dagger in one hand, Cruxophim quickly, firmly pulls the blade across his neck, slicing it open.

Cruxophim drops dead at your feet!

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "I think... we better not put to the test your theory about how quickly we can be cut off from town from here."

Maelkyth says, "Oh, dear."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk says, "Show off."

Hapenlok says, "I'm not defending this."

Balley softly asks, "Feeding it Crux?"

Strydyr says, "Controlled. Indeed."

Speaking heartily to Cruxophim, Chamorr says, "Sheesh."

Speaking to Balley, Shiril says, "... I suspect so."

The voice of Lynaera suggests, "Roll the corpse into the portal."

Hapenlok says, "I'm going back. the rest of you lot, do what you will."

Leafiara recites:

"If anyone wants to stay with the portal, please do--otherwise, we're heading to the forest."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Raelee says, "Perhaps, then, the question is what we attempt to accomplish by feeding it."

Speaking pleasantly to Gutstorm, the ghostly voice of Cruxophim requests, "Kindly drag me over there?"

Leafiara recites:

"...in case of more patchwork creatures."

Motes of scarlet light seep out of the portal and settle into Cruxophim's corpse and seal up his wounds.

Maelkyth says, "Uh..."

Pukk says, "Oh, don't be so short on patience."

Speaking surprisedly to Cruxophim, Leafiara says, "Wow, it *really* likes you."

Speaking innocently to Raelee, Cruxophim answers, "Why, Aralyte... of course. Rescue. Tut tut."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Raelee continues, "To feed it in a controlled fashion feeds it what we think it wants. To let it feed on its own reveals something about its true nature, no?"

Leafiara says, "Nonetheless..."

Nisme whispers something to Adalfuns.

Leafiara declares, "To the forest!"

Pukk says, "Poor Happy. He's always so short tempered."

Speaking to Leafiara, Mekimin says, "I will stay here for now and tell you if anything develops."

Speaking to Mekimin, Leafiara says, "Thank you! Do let us know."

Hapenlok: "Interesting, reminds me of what Walkar used to do."

A huge roar echoes off in the distance.

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh...."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Hey! Yay!"

Pukk says, "That was Happy."

Shinann says, "Hmm."

Speaking pleasantly to Raelee, Cruxophim concedes, "Well said."

Asben says, "Looks like fun."

Lyrna says, "I cannot stay out here and fight."

Mekimin says, "Although I think it will find us."

Speaking to Raelee, Shiril asks, "To be fair, if it started off as a baby when it was 'birthed'... it wouldn't know any better yet, would it?"

Bernadette softly says, "Here comes fun."

[travel]

High above Wehnimer's Landing a burst of fiery-orange light erupts in the sky, radiating outward and shining with intensity. The searing glow lingers in the air for a few moments before fading away. Suddenly militiamen take to the streets, rushing off in different directions as orders are shouted out amongst them.

[Wehnimer's, Exterior]

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

Also here: Brandilor, Aeith, High Lord Gutstorm, Dame Evia, Lord Chamorr, Bernadette, Zosopage, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Roelon, Berost, Pukk, Mayor Leafiara

Speaking to Lyrna, Leafiara says, "To an archery tower with ya then..."

Speaking to a town guard, Pukk asks, "Keep an eye out will ya?"

Rebutia: "Oh no."

Leafiara: "Large group now gathering at West Gate! We likely need one at North Gate as well..."

Rebutia: "Is it bad?"

Leafiara: "Probably."

Leafiara says, "Oh, good, Roblar's heading north--he's all they need up there."

Pukk yells, "Roblar! We're here!"

Leafiara recites:

"Brace for impact!"

Evia: "It is quite late to have hope for two large groups."

Leafiara: "I saw Roblar heading for North Gate, thankfully!"

Roelon deeply says, "Do we hae any at the portal? In case the creatures try to do somethin' with it."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pukk exclaims, "You can protect me!"

Shinann: "Need people at the North gate."

[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 a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut, an aggravated lake spirit that is flying around, a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut, a cranky lake spirit that is flying around, a jagged fresh blood-infused eight-pointed cruciform drawn in the dirt, the Adalfuns disk, the Nisme disk, a rune staff, the Chandrellia disk, the fiery red Mekimin disk, a reinforced wooden defense tower, a black-flecked incarnadine portal, a cedar chip path and a barely visible trail leading into a grove of ancient trees.

Also here: Kippe, Shiril, Nisme, Adalfuns, Grand Lord Strydyr, Conquerer of Reim Chandrellia, Delyorik who is sitting, Mekimin, Maelkyth, Mistress Jhenni, Cruxophim, Magister Raelee

Leafiara says, "I have eyes on the portal area."

[OOC note: from here through the rest of the log, lines in italics are at the portal]

Speaking softly to Cruxophim, Chandrellia says, "Well it seems we have something in common."

(Maelkyth presses his face up against the portal and loudly proclaims, "Hey, in there... come on out!")

Pukk: "I think we have incoming visitors. They might or might not want to greet you with their weapons!"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Shiril says, "That's a neat trick."

Strydyr evenly says, "That can't be healthy..."

Leafiara yells, "Get out here, ya louts and your blue mist!"

Zosopage whispers to the group, "Sorry but I have to go, too late and I have to work tomorrow."

Speaking softly to Cruxophim, Chandrellia says, "Seems this portal likes both of us."

Speaking to Strydyr, Kippe asks, "Look at him... does it look like it will make things worse?"

Leafiara: "Ten at West Gate. How are North Gate's numbers?"

Leafiara: "And Roblar counts as five."

Evia: "Five."

[locate spell]

[Wehnimer's, Outside Gate]

Citizens, merchants and assorted dregs of society jostle against you before the great wooden gates of Wehnimer's Landing. Harried guards and militiamen try to keep the chaos to a minimum, but it is hard to keep track of those entering, let alone leaving, this large trading post. A dirt path encircling the wooden palisade of the town leads east and southwest. Nailed prominently to the wooden wall beside the gate is a sign you really should read. You also see an earth wyrdling, the Asben disk, an ivy-covered white monir tower and the Wayside inn.

Also here: Dame Evia, Lord Chamorr, Hapenlok, Shinann

Evia: "Four."

Speaking to Nisme, Mekimin whines, "What? I'm scared!"

Leafiara says, "North Gate has half our numbers, if anyone wants to break away..."

Nisme seriously asks, "Of what?"


Battle Begins

A two-headed giant grey wolverine scampers in.

[combat]

Pukk says, "They have Roblar."

[combat]

Speaking to Mekimin, Maelkyth says, "Look at it like this. You're already dead, but don't realize because that's just your state of being."

[combat]

Roblar: "Ha, can go there if anything comes."

[combat]

Delyorik says, "Fine."

[combat]

Speaking to Mekimin, Maelkyth says, "The portal leads to something of a different nature, a different state of being. That's all."

[combat]

Leafiara: "Engaging the enemy now!"

[combat]

Speaking to Maelkyth, Mekimin says, "Yes, very reassuring."

[combat]

Adalfuns says, "I definitely feel reassured."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Glad I could help!"

[combat]

Speaking in Gnomish to Mekimin, Nisme asks something you don't understand.

[combat]

Speaking to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Delyorik says, "I have better things to do than stand here and wait for you to grow a pair and open up."

[combat]

Speaking in Gnomish, Nisme says something you don't understand.

[combat]

Maelkyth says, "Besides, you'll both be fine. No one likes gnomes."

[combat]

Speaking in Gnomish to Nisme, Mekimin asks something you don't understand.

[combat]

Speaking huskily to Chandrellia, Jhenni asks, "So this portal is a door...that was made here....but it's locked...from the OTHER side?"

[combat]

Speaking skeptically in Gnomish to Mekimin, Nisme says something you don't understand.

[combat]

Speaking incredulously in Gnomish to Nisme, Mekimin asks something you don't understand.

[combat]

Speaking softly to Jhenni, Chandrellia says, "Yes, and it seems I am the key."

[combat]

Lyrna: "Wow, that rolton is REALLY dead."

[combat]

Maelkyth says, "I mean, there're figures and snakes writhing beyond its surface."

Fromer says, "Leave one corpse for me please." [to animate]

From behind a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Cruxophim's voice helpfully offers, "Bridging the gap between this world and the world of Shadow is not easy."

[combat]

Speaking to Fromer, Leafiara exclaims, "Noted!"

[combat]

Speaking in Gnomish to Mekimin, Nisme says something you don't understand.

[combat]

Maelkyth asks, "What if we're all off and it's just a Sheruvian avatar?"

[combat]

Leafiara: "Down to five at West Gate. How's North?"

[combat]

Speaking huskily to Cruxophim, Jhenni asks, "Why would we want that?"

[combat]

Delyorik says, "Then Sheru has been in hiding for too many years, and is still playing games with the rest of us."

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

[Melgorehn's Valley, Grasslands]

Still dwarfed by the Reach, you come to a large boulder. Perhaps from a small rockslide, this boulder is nearly 10 feet tall, with one flat surface where it once connected with the mountain. The stone seems very out of place in the grass, as if it did not truly belong. You also see a lesser orc and a lesser orc.

Also here: the body of Phalff who is lying down, the body of Lady in Waiting Lynaera who is lying down, the body of Harlwin who is lying down, the body of Razanetika who is lying down

[didn't notice it yet at this point, but reapers were dragging away the dead to Melgorehn's Valley: A host of small beady-eyed grey reapers rush in and swarm over XYZ's body before carrying it off!]

[combat]

[Voln - Adalfuns] "Vicious orcs today."

[combat]

Speaking shakily in Gnomish to Nisme, Mekimin says something you don't understand.

[combat]

Delyorik says, "Meanwhile..."

[combat]

Maelkyth says, "Oh, dear."

[combat]

Speaking simply to Jhenni, Cruxophim reminds, "To rescue Aralyte, of course. She saved the world, and all that. Seems tacky to forget about her."

[combat]

Chandrellia softly exclaims, "Oh no!"

[combat]

Chandrellia softly says, "I have to go, I am needed in TSC."

[combat]

Speaking gently to Chandrellia, Cruxophim vows, "It'll all work out in the end."

[combat]

Maelkyth says, "You want to stay? I can go."

[combat]

Speaking to Chandrellia, Adalfuns asks, "The key is just going to leave?"

[combat]

Pukk exclaims, "Cloud!"

[combat]

Nisme whispers something to Adalfuns.

[combat]

Speaking amusedly to Chandrellia, Cruxophim urges, "Scootch."

[combat]

Speaking softly to Maelkyth, Chandrellia says, "Please."

[combat]

Pukk recites:

"Cloud"

[combat]

Speaking softly to Adalfuns, Chandrellia says, "Do not start there is no law out here."

Speaking huskily to Cruxophim, Jhenni asks, "But, would rescuing her UNDO what she did for us?"

Leafiara says, "So far so good..."

[combat]

Speaking noncommittally to Jhenni, Cruxophim reminds, "Althedeus is dead."

Adalfuns says, "Too late."

Leafiara: "And down to four at West gate..."

[combat]

Speaking to Jhenni, Shiril says, "That would be an immense 'undo'."

Shinann says, "Got blown away."

[combat]

Lexbubba says, "I took care of all da roltons."

[combat]

Speaking huskily to Cruxophim, Jhenni asks, "But for how long?"

Hapenlok: "How many people are down at the portal?"

Lyrna: "Looks like 8 at north."

[combat]

Roelon: "Ah ha! mah first Ballista kill."

[combat]

Speaking huskily to Cruxophim, Jhenni says, "I've been dead."

[combat]

Roelon: "All that trainin' paying off."

[combat]

Leafiara: "Up to seven at West now."

[combat]

Chandrellia softly asks, "Do you really want to try me?"

[combat]

Lyrna: "Anyone at the portal?"

[combat]

Mekimin: "Nine of us at portal."

Asben: "We are about the same."

Leafiara: "Plenty at the portal."

Hapenlok: "Bugger the portal, you fools! Remember where you came from!"

Speaking huskily to Cruxophim, Jhenni says, "Huh? I'm just asking questions."

Speaking to Nisme, Adalfuns says, "He's fine."

Shinann asks, "They are at the portal?"

[combat]

Hapenlok: "You're only feeding it massive amounts of blood!"

[combat]

Mekimin: "We've seen some mild crimson emanations but nothing specific yet."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Adalfuns says, "Responding to mild banter with threats is surely the mark of a small mind."

Speaking curiously to Adalfuns, Nisme asks, "Who?"

Speaking amusedly to Jhenni, Cruxophim speculates, "Be a hell of a raise."

Leafiara says, "Not the creatures, but some are watching the portal for developments." [clarifying: the portal hadn't been attacked by this point]

Speaking absently to Jhenni, Cruxophim adds, "Need a hell of a chrism."

Speaking to Adalfuns, Shiril says, "Banter makes things more fun."

Leafiara says, "That can't be all--it's never all." [pause in the attacks]

[combat]

Leafiara notes, "And I haven't seen the blue haze with them, nor a commander.."

[combat]

Fromer says, "Leave the corpse please."

[combat]

Speaking huskily to Cruxophim, Jhenni says, "What do I know of the HOW it's done....I'm just saying that, around here, Dead isn't always an ending.'."

Fromer says, "Thank you."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Raelee asks, "... could the blood spilled by this invading army be affecting this portal?"

Chandrellia softly says, "Yes well this coming from a supposed warrior that can't even keep his weapon in his hand in the battlefield does not surprise me."

Speaking to Nisme, Adalfuns says, "She's paying."

Mekimin: "We have reapers."

Leafiara: "The portal area is now being attacked by reapers."

Strydyr says, "Interesting..."

Leafiara: "Great idea, Chandrellia." [she sancted the area; to no avail, though]

[combat at the portal]

Cruxophim helpfully suggests, "Might want to arm yourselves."

[combat at the portal]

Strydyr says, "Oh."

Speaking curiously to Adalfuns, Nisme asks, "Really?"

[combat on all fronts]

Shiril asks, "Whatever for?"

[combat]

Adalfuns says, "Time to go."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "Oof, here are the big ones..." (leopard-headed ogres and patchwork troll-krolvin abominations]

[combat]

Bernadette: "Critters tsnw."

[extended combat]

Rebutia: "Snore."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "So far so good..."

[combat]

Cruxophim absently confesses, "I've something I need to take care of... be careful, all."

Raelee says, "... I am returning to the Outpost."

[combat]

Speaking to Fromer, Leafiara says, "Ahh, sorry--the shrickhen woould be best here." [as an animate]

[combat]

Cruxophim affably wishes, "Have fun!"

[combat]

Hapenlok: "Folks, some got past us at the north gate. One of them was a chimera."

[combat]

Speaking to Raelee, Strydyr asks, "Safe travels?"

[combat]

Fromer says, "Bah."

[combat]

Speaking to Strydyr, Raelee says, "We shall see."

[combat]

Shiril says, "The actual question is... how long to stay here."

Jhenni huskily exclaims, "Huh?!?!"

[combat]

Gutstorm: "That cant be good."

[combat]

Leafiara muses, "Could probably use some mana..."

[combat]

Sacru says, "Get the raider."

[combat]

Shinann says, "Same."

[combat]

Speaking to Shiril, Raelee says, "I have determined that the time to leave is now."

[combat]

Mekimin: "Abandoned the portal, there are reapers and two-headed wolverines. I don't know who is still there."

[combat]

Jhenni huskily says, "Well...they die."

[combat]

Draccor darkly asks, "There a group here?"

[combat]

Leafiara: "Still four holding strong at the portal."

[combat]

Draccor darkly says, "Oof."

[combat]

Leafiara mutters, "Could really really use some mana..."

[extended combat]

Jhenni huskily says, "Ummm...."

Berost: "Two at portal."

Berost deeply asks, "Right?"

Leafiara: "Is it only reapers attacking the portal? Nothing stronger?"

Berost deeply asks, "So, let this damn place be?"

Leafiara says, "Okay, so far so good..."

[combat]

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Draccor says, "Sweet rogue mana to the rescue."

[combat]

Roelon: "Ah saw ah few wolverines."

Mekimin: "There were two-headed wolverines."

[combat]

Aeith: "Reapers are throughout town."

[extended combat]

Berost: "Jest tha reaps."

[combat]

Leafiara: "So they're only sparing their weaker forces to the portal..."


Hoarders in the Valley

[combat]

[OOC: here's the first person messaging of death on this night:]

Suddenly a host of small beady-eyed grey reapers rush in and swarm over your corpse, sinking their tiny claws and teeth into your body and dragging you away! When they finally come to a stop they begin cleaving off layers of flesh from your corpse and then scatter off, leaving your bloodied body behind.

As the reapers depart rapidly, you find yourself in a new location.

[Melgorehn's Valley, Grasslands]

Still dwarfed by the Reach, you come to a large boulder. Perhaps from a small rockslide, this boulder is nearly 10 feet tall, with one flat surface where it once connected with the mountain. The stone seems very out of place in the grass, as if it did not truly belong.

Also here: the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down, the body of Drektor who is lying down, the body of Rebutia who is lying down, the body of Great Lord Draphik who is lying down, the body of Bernadette who is lying down

The ghostly voice of Leafiara slowly says, "Well then..."

A host of beady-eyed small grey reapers swarm in and shred flesh off of Pukk's body before tossing it aside and scattering.

A host of beady-eyed small grey reapers swarm in and shred flesh off of Asben's body before tossing it aside and scattering.

A host of beady-eyed small grey reapers swarm in and shred flesh off of Shinann's body before tossing it aside and scattering.

A host of beady-eyed small grey reapers swarm in and shred flesh off of Beluar's body before tossing it aside and scattering.

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "Okay."

A host of beady-eyed small grey reapers swarm in and shred flesh off of Vaikeses's body before tossing it aside and scattering.

The ghostly voice of Rebutia raspily says, "Not a thing."

A host of beady-eyed small grey reapers swarm in and shred flesh off of Jeafwsian's body before tossing it aside and scattering.

The ghostly voice of Rebutia raspily says, "Oh my."

A host of beady-eyed small grey reapers swarm in and shred flesh off of Hapenlok's body before tossing it aside and scattering.

A host of beady-eyed small grey reapers swarm in and shred flesh off of Lylia's body before tossing it aside and scattering.

Leafiara: "The reapers are dragging corpses to Melgorehn's Valley."

[Melgorehn's Valley, Grasslands]

Still dwarfed by the Reach, you come to a large boulder. Perhaps from a small rockslide, this boulder is nearly 10 feet tall, with one flat surface where it once connected with the mountain. The stone seems very out of place in the grass, as if it did not truly belong. You also see the yellow Zhagen disk, an aggravated lake spirit that is flying around and an ember-eyed fire wyrdling.

Also here: the body of Imperatrix Lylia who is lying down, Marikaytte, the body of Hapenlok who is lying down, the body of Jeafwsian who is lying down, the body of Vaikeses who is lying down, Zhagen, Delyorik, the body of a webbed Lord Beluar who is lying down, the body of High Lord Asben who is lying down, the body of Pukk who is lying down, Mayor Leafiara, the body of Drektor who is lying down, the body of Rebutia who is lying down, the body of Great Lord Draphik who is lying down, the body of Bernadette who is lying down

A host of beady-eyed small grey reapers swarm in and shred flesh off of Xorus's body before tossing it aside and scattering.

A host of beady-eyed small grey reapers swarm in and shred flesh off of Evia's body before tossing it aside and scattering.

A host of beady-eyed small grey reapers swarm in and shred flesh off of Draccor's body before tossing it aside and scattering.

Zhagen says, "Portal to TSC."

[organizing triage efforts all throughout the following]

The ghostly voice of Hapenlok asks, "Wait, what am I doing here?"

The ghostly voice of Evia says, "Ergh."

Thud. Thud. Thud. The steady beat of a heart resonates nearby.

The ghostly voice of Rebutia raspily says, "No not me."

The ghostly voice of Hapenlok says, "I KNEW it."

Delyorik says, "Et-ehi, soulare."

Leafiara says, "The reapers are dragging us here..."

The ghostly voice of Hapenlok says, "It's like the grove, all over again."

Speaking to Hapenlok, the ghostly voice of Asben says, "They're collecting us."

Speaking deeply to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Berost exclaims, "Shut yer damn trap!"

Gutstorm: "The feras weapons are overkill."

The ghostly voice of Rebutia raspily says, "Weeee ghooooossttt."

A host of beady-eyed small grey reapers swarm in and shred flesh off of Chamorr's body before tossing it aside and scattering.

The ghostly voice of Draccor darkly says, "Rude."

Chandrellia softly says, "They took my leg."

Mekimin says, "I have to go."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Jhenni huskily says, "It will grow back."

Roelon: "Are they tryin' to feed it?"

The ghostly voice of Asben says, "Good question."

Berost: "Where in tha valley were they draggin?"

[at this point Berost is the only one defending the portal, from reapers, while most are in TSC:]

[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 a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a rune staff, a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut, a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut, a reinforced wooden defense tower, a black-flecked incarnadine portal, a cedar chip path and a barely visible trail leading into a grove of ancient trees.

Also here: Berost

The ghostly voice of Rebutia raspily says, "No no no no no."

Leafiara says, "Well then..."

The ghostly voice of Talman says, "A little bit of every part."

Maelkyth says, "Ah..."

Speaking deeply to a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, Berost says, "Be gone wit yas."

The ghostly voice of Rebutia raspily says, "Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo."

Leafiara: "I've gotten everyone to the square, I believe, except Jeafwsian."

Berost deeply says, "They not doin anything but attackin."

A pale-faced coppery barn owl flies in.

Berost deeply says, "Nothin to the portal."

Coils of red energy lash out from the portal, snatching up oily grey reapers and pulling them into the portal!

Leafiara: "The portal just ate some of the reapers..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "It's like Cross, all over again."

Mekimin: "Ate them??"

Hapenlok: "It's like the final days, all over again."

Leafiara: "A figure of speech--sucked them in, at least. Berost probably saw it."

Speaking to Leafiara, Shinann asks, "What got them all?"

Hapenlok: "When we were fighting cross."

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "So, there I was. Protecting the group with all my might when hundreds of ogres overpowered me! I fought valiantly until I tripped over an acorn."

Shinann says, "When everyone died."

Berost: "Aye, grabbed em up and pulled em in."

Speaking to Shinann, Leafiara says, "The reapers dragged us away after we were killed, but it was just an overwhelming slew of attackers at once."

Berost: "After they milled around a bit."


Odd Quiet...

Kathralynn softly asks, "Is it over then for now?"

Kathralynn softly asks, "Or will there be more?"

Adalfuns says, "It would eat you."

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "I knew we were in deep doo-doo when Roblar died."

Lyrna: "There's a wolverine at the north gate and no defenders."

Roelon deeply says, "Tha was close.."

The ghostly voice of Rebutia raspily says, "I was hunting nymphs."

Speaking wryly to Rebutia, Leafiara says, "Plans change."

Lyrna: "I'm guessing it moved into town."

Speaking softly to Rebutia, Chandrellia says, "Welcome to Landing sweety."

Shinann: "Not seeing it."

Leafiara: "Are the gates still guarded or did too many fall in battle?"

Aeith: "Yeah, there are abominations and raiders in TSNW, I'm assuming more creatures in town too."

Lyrna: "Rob is the north gate and the wolverine is dead."

Mekimin: "What is the portal situation?"

Leafiara: "Seems clear at the portal now."

Berost: "Beatin."

Leafiara: "No sign of anything at the gates..."

[combat with a couple stragglers, but nothng new arrives]

Aeith: "Chimera along the north ring road, and an abomination."

Lyrna: "Nothing but stragglers around the north gate anyway."

[combat, travel]

Leafiara: "...was their real goal to get the reapers to the portal?"

Aeith: "Chimera is dead now."

Fromer says, "Nasty ogres."

Mekimin: "Anything in the area around the portal?"

Leafiara: "Nothing there."

Leafiara: "Except Berost and my wolf."

Berost: "Ha! Yar."

Leafiara: "And the streets... it's oddly easy to clean them up tonight...."

Hapenlok says, "Nope. Not a chance in hell."

Hapenlok says, "I'm just checking."

Leafiara suspiciously says, "Hmm. That was a brief attack..."

Echonar says, "Oh, right, was invisible."

Echonar says, "Bit daft."

Mekimin says, "I saw nothing in the grasslands on the way."

[combat with the occasional stray, but nothing new]

Berost deeply says, "Back ta town then."

Leafiara: "All clear out there?"

Khaell: "Not finding much."

Mekimin: "All clear from town to portal."

Lyrna: "Looks pretty clear around the north tower."

Khaell: "North gate outside!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok demands, "I want Vlashandra!"

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Whew."

Khaell deeply says, "Wolverine."

[combat with a couple strays]

Leafiara: "Just a couple wolverines."

[combat with strays]

Khaell deeply says, "No fair."

[combat with strays]

Aeith says, "Always exciting times around these parts."

[combat with strays]

Speaking drunkenly to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Gutstorm asks, "Heddo?"

Mekimin squeaks, "I'd hate for things to be boring!"

Speaking drunkenly to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Gutstorm asks, "Anybuddiesh in dar?"

Roelon deeply asks, "Did the reapers end up doin' anything?"

The voice of Lynaera says, "Probably several somebodies."

Aeith asks, "Did anything come out of the portal during all that?"

Roelon deeply says, "This thin' is thumpin' away...."

Speaking to Aeith, Mekimin says, "Nothing since the arm that stole Chandrellia's face."

Hapenlok says, "Bugger it."

Roelon deeply says, "And Crux..."

Aeith says, "That sounds perfectly normal."

Speaking to Aeith, Mekimin says, "Or at least, nothing I saw. I had to flee."

Berost deeply says, "Drag it outta range."

Aeith says, "Yeah, I fared little better at town."

Roelon deeply says, "One evil bear..."

Hapenlok whispers to the group, "I get RT locked by the griffins, again. It's freaking annoying."

The ghostly voice of Faerinn says, "Yes. Reapers got me."

[combat with what's left of the strays]

The ghostly voice of Faerinn says, "Reapers."

'Aeith says, "One very strong and mean evil bear."

[combat]

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me go shperment on him."

Leafiara: "Checking the forest..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I wasn't kidding, Leafi. I don't give a rip about that portal."

Mekimin: "Portal is seemingly stable."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Lets go bub."

Hapenlok says, "I'm not defending it, and I'm not rescuing those who do."


Renewed Reapers

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Chamorr! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

Khaell: "Acid dropping from the sky?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "All fair enough."

Hapenlok says, "And I'm not wasting my time sending my fa-"

Aeith says, "I don't like or trust this portal."

Roelon deeply says, "Ater wha ah seen...and tasted..."

Speaking to Aeith, Mekimin says, "Can't say I care for it."

Hapenlok: "Town defenders. They mean well."

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "Hope you have some sovyn clove..."

Roelon deeply says, "Somethin' is most definitely off..."

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Xorus! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

Hapenlok: "Even though they keep hitting me."

[return to the square]

Chamorr heartily says, "Sheesh."

Roelon deeply says, "Somethin' wants out. Badly."

Chamorr heartily says, "I got eaten."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I'm going back out."

Leafiara asks, "Odd... the reapers are still roaming, but nothing else?"

Mekimin grumbles, "Heck of a time for all my wards to fall."

Roelon deeply says, "But it might not be who we want it to be."

The ghostly voice of Maelkyth says, "Was a big bear just outside TSC, dead now."

The ghostly voice of Maelkyth says, "I distracted it while others killed it."

Aeith says, "I just don't understand what the creatures attacking want. They attacked before the portal, they didn't seem to try to go through the portal now."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me losht da body."

Bernadette softly asks, "Was that the same one I tripped over?"

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Mekimin! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from her body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

The ghostly voice of Maelkyth says, "Yup."

Hapenlok: "So, would the Fist be monitoring our communications?"

The ghostly voice of Maelkyth says, "Was hoping to drag you out."

The voice of Lynaera says, "I'm not sure what you all figured you gain, letting a blood witch roam free and even helping her rituals."

Aeith says, "I'm sure it's all connected, and that connection is probably bad news."

Chamorr heartily says, "No arms."

Speaking slowly to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "Oh, right, you've lost all your limbs. Gonna need a lot of sovyn clove then..."

Mekimin says, "HELP ME."

Mekimin says, "Please."

Hapenlok: "I would Parley with you, if you are."

Leafiara yells, "Lynaera, are you here?" [no; she's at the portal while Leafi's in the square]

Speaking to Mekimin, Lynaera says, "You are helped. The rest is up to you."

Roelon deeply says, "Seems ...rather calm now."

Mekimin: "Reapers just came out of the woods and tore at me."

The ghostly voice of Maelkyth says, "Whew! Lorminstra is making BANK off this invasion."

Khaell: "Where?"

Mekimin: "Portal."

Xorus says, "It is just a flesh wound."

Hapenlok: "Come now, this is counter productive."

Roelon deeply asks, "But....are ye sure what's on the otherside?"

Leafiara: "It's strange--the reapers aren't letting up, but the rest of their forces are missing."

Evia: "Havn't seen anything IN the town."

Hapenlok: "Okay, everyone...fall back from the portal."

Mekimin: "A swarm of them tore at me and retreated instantly."

[scouting]

Khaell: "Where is the portal at?"

Mekimin: "Lake Eonak."

Hapenlok says, "Advise that you all fall back from here."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Dey keep stealin gim from me."

Roelon deeply asks, "Nae ah word from this ..Fist?"

Roelon deeply asks, "Are ye goin' to go boom?"

Hapenlok says, "No."

Hapenlok says, "But you're feeding the portal."

Leafiara says, "Checking on the situation out there..."

Khaell: "Reapers!"

The voice of Lynaera says, "The Fist seems unrelated to this attack."

[travel, but it's interrupted...]

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Leafiara! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from her body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

Khaell deeply says, "I've no limbs."

Berost: "Only time that damned portal did anything is when I left a reaper alive. Kill em."

Hapenlok says, "Everyone get out of here. Or I will start dropping objects on you."

Aeith says, "Not sure where those last reapers came from, that was unexpected, sorry I was so slow to react Mekimin."

Mekimin: "I am missing all my arms and legs. Could a healer come to the portal?"

Loud chittering resonates from the darkness of the woods.

Leafiara: "The reapers are getting far more efficient than they used to be..."

Hapenlok says, "Oh, no..."

[return to the square]

Mekimin: "And there's a chittering surrounding us now."

Hapenlok says, "I know that sound."

Hapenlok: "I think it's going to be scarabs."

Mekimin: "Please send backup."

Phalff exclaims, "What a waste of spells!"

Hapenlok: "Or beetles."

Hapenlok says, "Get back to town."

[triage]

Leafiara mutters, "I suppose it could be going better than missing all my limbs..."

Lylia asks, "Would you like to fall over so I can stuff it into your mouth?" [sovyn clove for Xorus]

A flock of small birds soars overhead, swooping above the grasslands but swerve away from the area of Lake Eonak and fly away.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Mekimin says, "Oh I'd love to but I'm a stump."

Khaell deeply says, "Think it might be time to eat some herbs..."

Lyrna: "They can't get up the towers?"

Speaking to Mekimin, Aeith asks, "Need me to teleport you back?"

Bernadette softly says, "I need to rest sos I kin go back out there an die again.. I mean fight em."

Hapenlok says, "Mist, NOW. [he opened a portal at the lake]

Roelon: "Even the birds are stayin' away from the lake..."

Speaking to Faerinn, Lylia asks, "What killed you?"

Aeith says, "Or that."

Phalff says, "Jes whistlin along an then a two headed wolverine . . . . ."

Hapenlok exclaims, "GO!"

Speaking to Lylia, the ghostly voice of Faerinn says, "Reapers."

Leafiara hopefully says, "If anyone could, uh, put some sovyn clove right next to me, that would be appreciated..."

Speaking drunkenly to Lylia, Gutstorm says, "Wadnt me, me foun him inna tower."

[Voln - Dergoatean] "Did I miss it? I just went to get dressed..."

Speaking to Lylia, the ghostly voice of Faerinn says, "They just swarmed me up in the tower."

Shinann asks, "Why would they be feeding the portal?"

Hapenlok says, "...go through the MIST, now."

Chandrellia recites softly:

"Garland of clove on the ground please use it and leave iot for others"

[Voln - Leafiara] "The reapers are still roaming, at least."

Hapenlok says, "You two, as well."

Hapenlok says, "Get out of here."

Khaell deeply exclaims, "I'll nibble it!" [at this point a bunch of us are lying around eating sovyn clove off the ground]

Lylia says, "I thought I had more...well. I can in a moment."

Speaking appreciatively to Lylia, Leafiara exclaims, "Thanks!"

Aeith says, "If I die, I die."

Mekimin says, "Say... I'm in pretty bad shape. The reapers tore everything off of me."

[combat at the portal, but at this point many strong defenders are out there to repel them]

Khaell deeply says, "Whew."

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Hapenlok! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Aeith! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from her body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

Hapenlok says, "Son of a ..."

Roelon: "The reapers just violated me...."

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Sacru! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

Lynaera: "Reapers at the portal."

Speaking to Leafiara, Lylia says, "If you want to thank me, tell Draccor that this is not 'his town.'."

Leafiara: "The reapers are swarming the portal again."

Hapenlok: "...someone ...help."

Speaking to Lylia, Leafiara exclaims, "Noted!"

Bernadette softly says, "I wanna know why some of the bodies end up on the Reach."

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk asks, "Did he try to kill you?"

[Voln - Viva] "was an abomination outside the gate moments ago"

[combat at the portal]

Lylia says, "No, of course not."

[combat at the portal]

Speaking to Bernadette, Leafiara says, "The reapers are dragging them away there."

[combat at the portal]

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "I saw him crawling to Wayside."

[combat at the portal]

Lylia says, "Unless stupidity is lethal."

Bernadette softly says, "Ahh."

[combat at the portal]

Pukk says, "Literally."

Shinann says, "They seem to be taking different parts now."

Speaking to Xorus, Lylia asks, "Better?"

Speaking drunkenly to Lylia, Gutstorm says, "Me aminated Faerrin but da reefersh kepp takin hiss corsh form me."

Roelon deeply says, "The repeapers ....they took it all.."

Roelon deeply says, "Mah skin..."

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

[Lower Dragonsclaw, Grasslands]

You are wandering through the grasslands of Lower Dragonsclaw. This area is hilly, but not enough to justify the mountain which juts out from the ground to the east. You also see a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper and the Dergoatean disk.

Also here: Dergoatean who is lying down

Bernadette softly asks, "Mind if I join ye Mayor?"

Mekimin: "Ooh that's a lot of reapers."

Speaking to Bernadette, Leafiara says, "I'm no good to battle yet--I have to go buy some potions..."

Dergoatean: "Reapers just took about all of my body parts."

Dergoatean: "When I went to check out Hap's position."

Bernadette softly says, "Ahh ok."

Chamorr heartily says, "Drop some clove please."

Micore: "That is a lot of reapers."

Leafiara: "Trying to stock the square now with brostheras and sovyn clove..."

Aeith: "Local Reapers everywhere out there."

Dergoatean: "If you hung me on a wall right now, my name would be Art."

[Voln - Pukk] "You can do it Roblar"


Dergoatean: "If you put me in front of a doorway, you'd call me Matt."

Asben: "Where is everyone?"

[at this point no one is left at the portal]

[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 a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a wooden wooden bolt, a rune staff, a reinforced wooden defense tower, a black-flecked incarnadine portal, a cedar chip path and a barely visible trail leading into a grove of ancient trees.

Brandilor: "Reapers have breached the west gate."

Some loud chittering echoes all around Town Square.

Pukk says, "I'm missing most of my limbs."

Chamorr heartily says, "Drop it."

Some loud chittering echoes all around Town Square.

Speaking drunkenly to Chandrellia, Gutstorm asks, "Yooz hungry?"

Some loud chittering echoes all around Town Square.

Asben: "There are alot neat the portal too."

Dergoatean asks, "I have no arms. Could someone put some clove on the ground for me?"

Aeith says, "Oh good."

Some loud chittering echoes all around Town Square.

Mekimin says, "Oh dear."

Chandrellia recites softly:

"Clove is on teh ground"

Some loud chittering echoes all around Town Square.

Lexbubba says, "I am wrecked."

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

Dergoatean says, "Hmm I can't eat... oh no."

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Corado! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

Chandrellia recites softly:

"Go to Frith's Inn now!"

Dergoatean: "Reapers took over town square central."

[combat]

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Marikaytte! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from her body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

Lyrna: "There was one near the north gate but I don't see it anywhere."

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Zinnanzi! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

Dergoatean: "Sanctuary there is down."

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Chandrellia! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from her body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

Starletdawn: "Am I correct that magic won't hit reapers?"

[combat]

Shinann: "Should come to Friths."

Dergoatean: "Well.. I don't know if took over. I got out. I got no limbs."

[combat]

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Kathralynn! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from her body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

Asben: "They took tsc?"

Mekimin: "They seem to absorb magic."

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

Shinann: "Or Thrak's."

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

Leafiara: "Trophy room!"

[Town Square Central]

This is the heart of the main square of Wehnimer's Landing. The impromptu shops of the bazaar are clustered around this central gathering place, where townsfolk, travellers, and adventurers meet to talk, conspire or raise expeditions to the far-flung reaches of Elanith. At the north end, an old well, with moss-covered stones and a craggy roof, is shaded from the moonlight by a strong, robust tree. The oak is tall and straight, and it is apparent that the roots run deep. You also see a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, the yellow Hapenlok disk, some ambrominas leaf, some pothinir grass, the Danorion disk, some cactacae spine, some wolifrew lichen, some calamia fruit, some calamia fruit, some pothinir grass, some acantha leaf, some haphip root, the Voltung disk, a small raven that is flying around, the Kathralynn disk, a scarlet great horned owl that is flying around, the Corado disk, an annoyed luck spirit that is flying around, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, some acantha leaf, the Chandrellia disk, some wolifrew lichen, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Berost, Hapenlok who is kneeling, Lord Danorion, Voltung, Kathralynn, Talismanblue who is kneeling, Lord Mischung, Corado who is lying down, Mayor Leafiara, Marikaytte who is kneeling, Great Lord Draphik who is lying down, Zinnanzi who is lying down, Conquerer of Reim Chandrellia who is lying down, Strelkor

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Drop me some clove, if you can."

Shinann: "Yes."

[combat]

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Berost! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

Khaell: "Murderin reapers out here."

[combat]

Chandrellia: "All healing will be moveds to the trophy room in Thraks Inn."

Leafiara says, "Okay then..."

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Danorion! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

Lyrna: "Abomination at north gate."

[combat]

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Mischung! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Cyar! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

[combat]

Lyrna: "Well, there was, probably already in."

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

Asben: "Portal is clear."

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

Mekimin: "Town square is invaded."

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

Leafiara: "A few of us are liberating the square."

[combat]

Khaell deeply says, "On it."

Speaking to a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, Hapenlok says, "Hold on a minute, you little bastards. I'll be ready in a minute."

[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 Steeltalon disk, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, the yellow Hapenlok disk, some ambrominas leaf, some pothinir grass, the Danorion disk, some cactacae spine, some wolifrew lichen, some calamia fruit, some calamia fruit, some pothinir grass, some acantha leaf, some haphip root, a scarlet great horned owl that is flying around, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, some acantha leaf, some wolifrew lichen, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Khaell, Cyar, Lexbubba who is kneeling, Hapenlok who is kneeling, Lord Danorion who is lying down, Mayor Leafiara, Lord Mischung who is lying down, Zinnanzi who is lying down, Strelkor

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Steeltalon! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

Khaell deeply exclaims, "I can only kill so fast!"

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Leafiara! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from her body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!


[combat]

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Khaell! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

Khaell deeply says, "Crud."

[combat]

[Town Square Central]

This is the heart of the main square of Wehnimer's Landing. The impromptu shops of the bazaar are clustered around this central gathering place, where townsfolk, travellers, and adventurers meet to talk, conspire or raise expeditions to the far-flung reaches of Elanith. At the north end, an old well, with moss-covered stones and a craggy roof, is shaded from the moonlight by a strong, robust tree. The oak is tall and straight, and it is apparent that the roots run deep. You also see a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears stunned, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears stunned, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears stunned, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears stunned, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears stunned, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper, some sovyn clove, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a floating grey-green eye that is flying around, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, a bone-threaded oily grey reaper that appears dead, the yellow Hapenlok disk, some ambrominas leaf, some pothinir grass, the Danorion disk, some cactacae spine, some wolifrew lichen, some calamia fruit, some calamia fruit, some pothinir grass, some acantha leaf, some haphip root, a scarlet great horned owl that is flying around, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, a thick fudge brownie filled with pieces of walnut, some acantha leaf, some wolifrew lichen, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, some acantha leaf, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Bernadette, Berost, Khaell who is lying down, Cyar, Lexbubba, Hapenlok, Lord Danorion, Mayor Leafiara who is lying down, Lord Mischung, Zinnanzi who is lying down, Strelkor

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

Mischung softly says, "What the heck."

[combat]

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

Khaell deeply says, "No limbs."

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

Leafiara roars, "Keep on trying it!"

Khaell deeply says, "Need clove on the ground."

Mekimin: "Check in Town Square."

Asben says, "You got them all."

Speaking to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Lynaera says, "How delightfully curious."

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

Berost deeply says, "What tha hells they be doing."

A swarm of chittering beady-eyed reapers rush in and quickly overwhelm Asben! Their tiny teeth and razor-sharp claws quickly flay chunks of flesh and skin away from his body! The reapers soon leap off and scatter, carrying bits of skin with them.

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

Asben says, "Oof."

The ghostly voice of Jeafwsian says, "They are coming for me."

[combat]

Khaell deeply asks, "Someone put some sovyn on the ground please?"

Mekimin: "Fresh reapers in Town Square."

Khaell deeply says, "Thanks."

Berost deeply asks, "Nothing?"

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

Asben says, "That's something."

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

A bone-threaded oily grey reaper scampers in, foam dripping from its mouth!

[combat]

Asben says, "I'm all scars."

Lyrna: "North tower is currently clear."

Khaell deeply says, "Aaaand he wins." [Roblar]

Lyrna: "North gate that is."

Leafiara says, "Alright then..."

Chandrellia: "Square is clear, Leafi and the rest have liberated it woohooo nice job Mayor!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "And all i did was eat herbs."

Khaell deeply says, "I lived for once..."

Khaell deeply says, "For once."

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Leafi look, im walking with no legs!"

Shinann: "My thanks to the entire town for defending."

Dergoatean: "The Lake and shadow are now clear of reapers."

Aeith says, "I can forage some more cloves once I regain most of my limbs."

Khaell: "I normally don't make it to these but that was fun."

Chandrellia recites softly:

"I am going to go get more clove from the herbalist; we need it"

Mekimin: "Any creature sightings in town?"

Bernadette softly says, "Ah."

Hapenlok: "We're not finished, yet."

Khaell: "And highly dangerous heh."

Shinann: "Looking now."

Leafiara: "Excellent job all! I saw amazing efforts ranging from front lines to ballistas, sovyn clove support to scouting, and more."

Lyrna: "North gate is clear."

Hapenlok: "And that portal has gotten a massive infusion of blood."

Pukk: "Thank you. I did have some help from other people though."

Dergoatean: "Don't fear the reaper."

Khaell: "I fear you!"

Pukk: "I blame that flower girl."

Shinann: "Not seeing anything in town."

Pukk: "I think she is behind it all."

Roblar: "Got a stray reaper."

Leafiara: "The forest, portal, and town seem clear..."

Roblar: "Tink dat's it."

Hapenlok: "Roblar, let it live. I'm angry."

The chittering grows fainter and fainter then fade altogether.

Leafiara: "...and there they go, for the night."

Hapenlok: "I want to punch its limbs off."

Khaell: "Let them run...."

The voice of Lynaera says, "They may return soon."

Roblar: "Oh it died a few moments after ran to it."

Lylia says, "I have little doubt that they will, although perhaps they are sated for the night. They surely made off with enough limbs."

Speaking to Lyrna, Leafiara admits, "Well, certainly been through worse, but..."

Maelkyth says, "Only able to summon one."

Speaking to Lyrna, Leafiara says, "I think we're up to a 6 out of 10."

Lylia says, "Syiah is wealthy beyond measure now." [the herbalist, selling sovyn clove and such]

Lyrna says, "That was a pretty nice setup in that tower."

Speaking to Lyrna, Leafiara asks, "Which?"

Lyrna says, "You can have each ballista pointed in a different direction."

Lyrna says, "So two pointed in front of the gate."

Lyrna says, "And then the other two pointed along the routes to it."

Lyrna says, "So you can monitor activity around the gate too."


The Portal and the Soulstone

Lylia says, "It is almost like having a live coal in my pocket at times."

Roelon deeply asks, "Ye sense her through that thing?"

Lylia removes a dull white soulstone suspended by a frayed leather cord from in her wrap.

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Like I said. I'm going to revisit the roles....of a lot of people in this affair."

Lyrna says, "I ran it pretty much by myself after the first little bit."

Lylia simply says, "I do not know."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "That portal just got a massive infusion of blood."

Lylia says, "I sense something. It has been more active than it had been in years of late."

The soulstone in Lylia's hand pulses with a dull white light. A second later, the portal flashes with a scarlet glow.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "It did... and it pulled some reapers inside."

Speaking deeply to Shinann, Roelon says, "Thanks to the trainin, ah was able to poke ah few of the creatures."

Lylia explains, "When it first came to me, it was warm all the time, and a vibrant red..."

Shiasha says, "Dat was Skeery."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "I had eyes on the portal--I still do right now, in fact."

Roelon deeply says, "Hmm.."

(Lylia lifts the soulstone closer to the portal.)

The voice of Lynaera amusedly says, "It desires the soulstone you possess."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "The reapers followed me all the way back here, unfortunately."

Roelon deeply says, "Don' get too close....."

Delyorik says, "They tried."

Lylia agrees, "Not too close."

Lyrna asks, "And they were dragging people?"

Delyorik exclaims, "They tried and FAILED!"

Khaell deeply says, "They be connected."

Roelon deeply says, "It has long..arms..if ye could call it that."

Lyrna asks, "To the portal?"

Speaking to Lyrna, Leafiara says, "No... to Melgorehn's Valley."

The soulstone in Lylia's hand pulses with a dull white light. A second later, the portal flashes with a scarlet glow.

The voice of Lynaera elaborates, "A limb came through and tore off the face of some waif, an hour ago."

Lylia says, "For years, it has been as dead and cold as a sliver of ice."

Lyrna asks, "Meaning?"

Speaking to Lyrna, Leafiara says, "Meaning nothing in particular... that's just what happened."

Lylia softly says, "I am not afraid of it. Aralyte has withstood it. I am no Palestra, but...I am not afraid."

Khaell deeply says, "Something wants it now..."

Lyrna says, "I wonder why."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "The reapers pull us to the valley."

The soulstone in Lylia's hand pulses with a bright scarlet light. A second later, the portal flashes with a dull white glow.

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "The trees used to pull us to the orchard."

The voice of Lynaera says, "The colors have exchanged."

Roelon deeply says, "Reversed...."

Lylia says, "They resonate."

The soulstone in Lylia's hand pulses with a dull white light. A second later, the portal flashes with a scarlet glow.

Speaking curiously to Hapenlok, Leafiara asks, "Any theories on why the valley, though?"

Lyrna asks, "The trees to the orchard?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "...I want Vlashandra brought before me, at some point."

Shinann says, "Hmm."

Xorus says, "Interesting."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "You might get your chance this very week."

Lylia: "The soulstone, Aralyte's soulstone, responds to the portal."

Delyorik says, "They shredded my skin, took a leg..."

Roelon deeply says, "Perhaps there is some hope.."

Speaking softly to Delyorik, Chandrellia says, "They got one of mine as well."

Hapenlok: "Wonderful. I'm so happy."

Roelon deeply says, "It could be she is nae alone..."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I'm restocked on clove Mayor."

The soulstone in Lylia's hand pulses with a dull white light. A second later, the portal flashes with a scarlet glow.

Mekimin: "How so? How does it respond?"

The soulstone in Lylia's hand pulses with a bright scarlet light. A second later, the portal flashes with a dull white glow.

Hapenlok: "Actually, no. I'm not."

The soulstone in Lylia's hand pulses with a dull white light. A second later, the portal flashes with a scarlet glow.

Lyrna says, "Too bad sarcasm doesn't translate into ..."

Dergoatean: "It pulses with a red light."

Leafiara says, "It responds with a white or scarlet glow."

Leafiara: "Or white."

Dergoatean: "And the portal pulses a white one."

Dergoatean: "And.. right, the vice versa."

Shinann: "Yes."

Khaell deeply asks, "Was the portal coloured 'afore?"

The soulstone in Lylia's hand pulses with a dull white light. A second later, the portal flashes with a dull white glow.

Dergoatean says, "I do believe so."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Delyorik says, "I limped around for a few... but..."

The soulstone in Lylia's hand pulses with a dull white light. A second later, the portal flashes with a dull white glow.

Lylia: "It is warm to the touch, and when one gleams red, the other gives off a white radiance. White, then red, then white..."

Roelon deeply asks, "They're linking?"

Dergoatean: "Now white and white..."

The soulstone in Lylia's hand pulses with a dull white light. A second later, the portal flashes with a dull white glow.

Pukk: "Sometimes when one doesn't have a leg to stand on, it's good to have friends that will lend you a hand."

Lyrna says, "That's..."

Shinann says, "No idea."

Delyorik yells, "Oh, stop it with the hearbeats. You didn't kill me then, you won't kill me now."

Leafiara wryly jests, "Oh, good, it's taking on my colors, white and red."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Try to go inna portal."

The soulstone in Lylia's hand pulses with a dull white light. A second later, the portal flashes with a scarlet glow.

The soulstone in Lylia's hand pulses with a dull white light. A second later, the portal flashes with a dull white glow.

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth says, "Even better when it takes on recognizable facial features."

Berost deeply says, "Kin hear tha damned thing beating in town now."

Lylia murmurs, "It is warm, as it once was."

Xorus asks, "Is it charging?"

Dergoatean says, "Some kind of acyclical pattern."

Lyrna: "A hand isn't a good replacement for a leg though, Pukk."

The light of Lylia's soulstone dampens and the glow of the portal fades.

Speaking to Xorus, Dergoatean says, "Farfetched, but could be a signal code."

Speaking to Xorus, Lylia says, "I have tried to do that before to no avail."

Pukk: "It is when you don't have a hand either."

Khaell deeply says, "Curious."

Shinann says, "Well..."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafi!"

Chandrellia: "Umm ok what if you are a quadroplegic?"

Khaell: "Sovyn clove."

Draccor darkly asks, "Why?"

Lyrna: "Then just about anything will help?"

Chandrellia: "Gah you are missing everything!"

Speaking to Draccor, Pukk says, "Because....that's why."

Shinann says, "That is the most normal thing I have seen concerning the portal."

Roelon: "Them reapers stole it. Stole it all."

Speaking darkly to Pukk, Draccor says, "I do what I want."

Lylia says, "Could it be some kind of message? Possibly."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Ah!"

Khaell deeply asks, "These are normal!?"

Speaking carefully to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "You know, I got my limbs and most of my face ripped off here. ...not very happy about that. I fed the trees often enough."

Leafiara says, "It's not as if we're going anywhere."

Asben: "There's gonna be an army of us to attack us next time."

Khaell deeply exclaims, "What has happened to the Landing since I've left?!"

Shinann says, "It actually makes some sense."

Speaking to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "Longest. Crawl. Ever."

Speaking to Draccor, Pukk says, "But you still joined."

Leafiara says, "The town is clear..."

Lylia says, "I am sorry about that."

Speaking to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "So, your soulstone started working again."

Speaking darkly to Pukk, Draccor asks, "Because I wanted to?"

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "Trick is to get everyone to join someone who isn't so likeable."

Lylia says, "But I do not think the reapers are from this. If anything, they seem to want to disrupt the proceedings here."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Mekimin says, "Thank you for misting me away just in time."

Leafiara says, "Long night..."

Lylia says, "That depends on what you mean by 'working.'."

Shinann says, "Or feed the portal..."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Mekimin says, "I surely would have died."

Roelon deeply says, "Or drawn to the blood as ye said."

Hapenlok says, "I don't know how I'm supposed to feel about this, but I suppose it's fair warning, I do plan on revisiting all of your role in this when this is all over....if we've still got a town left."

The voice of Lynaera says, "The portal was content to absorb the reapers, all the same."

Khaell deeply says, "Leave for a volcanic island, and portals arrive."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Another well defended battle Mayor, proud of you."

Speaking to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "Anyway. I guess there's nothing left but to finish the job."

Pawelori asks, "I just woke up. Is it safe out there?"

Steeltalon asks, "Is it safe?"

Speaking to Pawelori, Leafiara says, "It should be now, yes."

Lyrna asks, "Probably?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You sure were Leafi on-the-spot tonight."

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Da portal demends more shackaficesh?"

Speaking amusedly to Pukk, Leafiara asks, "What's that supposed to mean?"

Chandrellia recites softly:

"Yes the streets seem to be safe for now just be careful and watch your backs for a bit"

Roelon deeply says, "If we leave it like this..it could cause more damage then if we finish."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk exclaims, "Exactly!"

Speaking to Roelon, Hapenlok says, "I've come to that conclusion."

Steeltalon says, "I did kill a reaper on the way here. So be careful."

Lylia dryly remarks, "Yes, as a Faendryl woman, I would be wholly surprised and unused to having my role in some drastic action questioned."

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Draccor asks, "When you going to tell everyone im the new constable?"

Khaell deeply asks, "A boon then?"

Lyrna says, "I mean it's never exactly safe..."

Mischung softly says, "I seem to have gotten vaporized without dying."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Dergoatean says, "That's the impression I got from Vlashandra."

Speaking evasively to Draccor, Leafiara exclaims, "Maybe if the council announces it!"

Lylia deadpans, "That never happens to us."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "When nights like tonight happen. You know what I say?"

Speaking helpfully to Draccor, Leafiara says, "Try sending them a letter."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "The cheese is old."

Lylia says, "It is more dangerous to take half-measures."

Speaking confusedly to Pukk, Leafiara asks, "Now what's *that* supposed to mean?"

Speaking darkly to Leafiara, Draccor says, "There are ways around the council."

Lylia says, "Which is why Aralyte must be found."

Dergoatean says, "It absorbed the reapers? That's new to me."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Me call dabis on da Paleshtra Blade."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Dibsh too."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Hapenlok says, "The trees used to do similar things."

Speaking deeply to Dergoatean, Khaell says, "And here I was thinking my blade was absorbing Reapers..."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Hapenlok says, "Towards the end."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "It means, that the cheese is old."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Dergoatean asks, "Steal limbs and make abominations from them?"

Lylia says, "The soulstone used to be a vibrant red, and warm to the touch, It had been cold for years, and now...well. It awakens, but I have not been able to sustain its heat."

Speaking to Dergoatean, Hapenlok says, "No, eat things."

Shinann says, "They took parts of some of us and brought them here."

Speaking deeply to Lylia, Khaell asks, "Were these...instances, happening when the stone was vibrant?"

Shinann says, "The reapers."

Speaking drunkenly to Lylia, Gutstorm says, "Hold it closer to yer boosum."

Hapenlok says, "And I'm not quite sure, but I felt someting...bad in the mana, for a moment."

Khaell deeply asks, "Or a portal in existance?"

Speaking to Khaell, Lylia says, "No, not at all."

Roelon deeply asks, "Aye?"

Hapenlok says, "Like it was almost tainted."

Speaking to Shinann, Mekimin says, "They took my limbs."

Speaking to Shinann, Mekimin exclaims, "I have a feeling I'll be seeing them again!"

Speaking deeply to Mekimin, Roelon says, "Ah was ah few steps way from 'ere when they jumped me."

Speaking to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "I hope that this matter gets concluded soon, because I think it's not going to be too long before it starts affecting the mountain, like last time."

Speaking to Khaell, Lylia says, "It was drained during a different ritual. One right here, in fact."

Speaking to Lynaera, Leafiara praises, "Nice scouting and battling out there!"

Speaking to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "I mean REALLY affecting it."

Lylia says, "I, too, hope it is concluded soon. Seven years is a long time to walk in the shadows, even for one such as Aralyte."

Speaking to Leafiara, Lynaera says, "I must disagree. I did little of either."

Speaking to Leafiara, Lynaera asks, "Unless if you refer to Lady Lyrna?"

Speaking curiously to Lynaera, Leafiara says, "You were at the portal often despite the risks of getting to and from there."

Speaking to Khaell, Lylia says, "You may have been traveling, but it was drained in the process of reclaiming an entire outpost and the people within it."

Khaell deeply says, "Plans woven for so long... More dread before this is absolved."

Lyrna says, "I just stood around in a tower."

Speaking to Leafiara, Lynaera says, "The portal was not too hostile. The reapers are little threat to me."

Shinann says, "Excuse me, please."

Lyrna says, "Staring down ballista."

Speaking to Lynaera, Leafiara says, "Nonetheless..."

Lynaera offhandedly says, "The other creatures are, and no wizards were willing to offer their spells to me."

Lylia says, "It has only awakened recently."

Khaell deeply asks, "Was its only use, in that ritual?"

Lylia says, "If it can be said to be 'awake.' As you can see, it still looks rather dim."

Hapenlok says, "I'm still furious. So I'm going to take a walk."

Lyrna says, "Nothing is as organized here."

Lynaera asks, "What was the term I used to describe it?"

Asben says, "That was fun."

Lylia says, "It belonged to Aralyte Halanori Faendryl, and although I never spoke to her about it when she wore it, I assumed it was a sort of...hmm."

Speaking playfully to Lynaera, Leafiara asks, "Riotous madness?"

Lynaera quotes, "Riotous madness?"

Hapenlok says, "If I'm going to punch people and things, I'd rather not do it here."

Asben says, "I love being eaten."

Hapenlok says, "Good night."

Lylia says, "A kind of repository for her thoughts, or a sort of beacon."

Speaking heartily to Lylia, Chamorr says, "Whats happened here."

Kathralynn softly asks, "Are the creatures still around?"

Lyrna asks, "What's the word Hap?" [he came back to TSC]

Hapenlok says, "I wound up feeding that dmaned thing, anyway."

Speaking to Leafiara, Asben says, "They have lots of our body parts now."

Speaking to Asben, Leafiara says, "Indeed..."

Roelon deeply says, "Makes sense it would call out to each other."

Lyrna asks, "What happened?"

Asben says, "Heads too."

Speaking to Lyrna, Hapenlok says, "Well, Lylia's soulstone did ...something."

Chandrellia softly says, "Including mine."

Speaking to Chamorr, Lylia says, "The soulstone and the portal resonated with one another. Glowing first red, then white, then red again. Pulsing together."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Maelkyth says, "Surprise attack from within? Clever."

Roelon deeply says, "If this is the case."

Hapenlok says, "It was fairly inert for years, until tonight."

Asben asks, "Did it?"

Berost deeply says, "Our ex-mayor is .... 'bout where that blood mage is; delusional at tha best... off her rocker otherwise."

Hapenlok says, "And the portal was reacting to it."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "It was pulsing in response to the portal, and vice versa."

Leafiara says, "Yeah."

Chamorr heartily says, "Is that good."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Yes, and she's back on my list after all this is over."

Speaking to Leafiara, Asben says, "I was just asking about that earlier."

Speaking deeply to Chamorr, Khaell says, "I think that's the question of the evening."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah wsh ye a good night. Ah need to finish workin' on fixin' what th reapers took."

Speaking heartily to Khaell, Chamorr says, "Yup."

Lylia carefully says, "Define 'good.'."

Speaking deeply to Lylia, Khaell says, "Perspective."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I'm telling you right now. If they're permitted to walk freely in this town when it's all done and said? Me, and your council are going to have a serious problem."

Lyrna says, "You know, just because the soulstone has never... died? Doesn't mean she's still alive..."

Speaking softly to Asben, Chandrellia says, "Don't pull too hard you'll hurt her pretty wiongs."

Leafiara says, "If anything, I'm the council's mayor--they have more power than me... but I know what you mean."

Lylia says, "And now you know as much as I do."

Lyrna asks, "If this thing is that powerful... could it not have her soul and be using it?"

Speaking to Lyrna, Leafiara asks, "Althedeus you mean?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "They don't even realize....this was just the beginning."

Lyrna says, "Or whatever large evil creature is there."

Radeek mutters, "The Maw of the Void."

Chamorr heartily says, "Closed."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Once you start feeding it. It's only going to get a lot worse."

Speaking to Radeek, Hapenlok says, "Well, look who it isn't."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Well, it'll be pretty suspicious if Vlashandra is unconcerned about the reapers approaching the portal..."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia asks, "No demands has ever been given as to why we are being attacked correct?"

Speaking to Radeek, Hapenlok says, "Take a look at the portal at Lake Eonak, you'll notice a famillar view."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "Never."

Speaking to Radeek, Hapenlok says, "Like the last weeks when Cross started his endgame."

Lyrna asks, "What WAS Cross' end game?"

The ghostly voice of Zhagen says, "I think I have spent more time dead today than living."

Speaking to Elphieya, Asben says, "We miss you."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Radeek says, "Does no good ta argue wit' folks in dis town....dey a'ways leads wit' der lojns, not der brains."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia asks, "What if they are after the same thing we are after? the same thing Vlashandra is after and perhaps its just a race to see who will bring her back first?"

Speaking to Radeek, Hapenlok says, "Well, my only regret was that I didn't drop meteors on them before they started."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Radeek says, "Woul'nae has changed nuthin."

Speaking to Radeek, Hapenlok says, "It might have."

Kathralynn softly says, "Oh."

Kathralynn softly says, "My lizard grew."

Leafiara says, "Well, that was sure something.."

Asben says, "We should all take a field trip to mule sometime to say hi."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Radeek says, "Ya knows better'n dat....folks herebouts wants ta be heroes, nuthin more."

Lyrna says, "I'd have been okay without the confirmation that this whole thing was a REALLY bad idea."

Asben asks, "Right?"

Speaking softly to Radeek, Chandrellia asks, "Are you so sure?"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Asben says, "I'm worried about you."

Speaking to Radeek, Hapenlok says, "Yes, much to their detriment and lack of common sense."

Lyrna says, "Speaking of disappearing quickly."

Leafiara says, "Well, my list of things that could go horrifically wong is up to 11 now."

Speaking softly to Asben, Chandrellia says, "Just a slight headache, I'll be ok."

Lyrna asks, "That's it?"

Lyrna says, "You're slacking."

Leafiara jests, "Maybe I should sort them by how terrible."

Asben says, "Hands coming out of portals is not something to take lightly."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Radeek says, "I been fightin fer dis town fer decades..all it ever got me were pain, unendin', endurin', pain."

Speaking to Radeek, Hapenlok says, "I just spent ten minutes crawling back here, with most of my face ripped off, and all of my limbs shattered."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia asks, "Shall we try for a mroe even number?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth says, "Just add 'and a lisp' to everything on your list, and you get 22 things."

Leafiara says, "Unsorted, though... 1 - the risk of corrupting the Reach. 2 - the effect on Rodnay. 3 - the possible impurity of the spirit of whoever creates the essences of soul."

Mekimin: "So that was my first reaper fight... are they immune to magic?"

Leafiara says, "4 - the blue haze somehow affecting the shadow energy violently. 5 - interruption from the creatures. 6 - interruption from the Fist."

Lyrna says, "Of course, depending on what is needed, purity might be a bigger problem. Hard to say."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Radeek says, "See? Pain, lots of it."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "And Vlashandra."

Leafiara says, "7 - rogue militia members taking unexpected action. 8 - rogue Rooks taking unexpected actionn."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "And a wild Hapenlok appearing."

Kathralynn softly asks, "Vlashandra? Isnt she from Vaalor?"

Xorus: "Yes. The reapers are immune to magic."

Leafiara says, "9 - Aralyte being too far gone and we have to kill her. 10 - Aralyte being herself but too corrupted and that backfires with the magic in the area..."

Speaking to Kathralynn, Hapenlok says, "Actually, we really don't know a whole lot about her, except the face that she's wearing isn't hers."

Maelkyth exclaims, "We should invade Ta'Vaalor for revenge!"

Leafiara says, "And 11, yes, Hapenlok."

Mekimin: "Well that's just grand."

Roelon deeply says, "Well, if that's all...."

Kathralynn softly asks, "Someone took her face?"

Lyrna says, "I do not believe that Vlashandra is a name I've ever heard around Ta'Vaalor."

Hapenlok: "If you ignore the fact that they rip everything off of you."

Roelon deeply says, "Someone..or something."

Leafiara muses, "Oh, I can add a number 12: corrupted, super powerful reapers come back out of the portal."

Hapenlok: "They're not that hard to beat."

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth says, "And a lisp... for each. 22."

Hapenlok: "I mean, me, of all people punched all the limbs off of one."

Speaking softly to Asben, Chandrellia asks, "We'll just keep thinking that ok?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Radeek asks, "Be dat yer dirty dozen?"

Asben says, "Especially magic chocolate like that."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I'm more concerned about the primordials coming out of that portal."

Kathralynn softly asks, "So if I see Vlashandra it's not the one I knew?"

Leafiara: "Yes, the danger is when they swarm in the dozens, not individually... the problem is they're so often in the dozens."

Speaking tentatively to Hapenlok, Leafiara asks, "The primordials?"

Lyrna says, "She appears human at the moment and with a stolen face."

Lyrna asks, "You say she was Vaalorian?"

Roelon deeply says, "Is that what that stuff was..."

(Leafiara sighs loudly and starts writing down a thirteenth scenario for how things go wrong.)

Kathralynn softly says, "I'll remember that."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok asks, "Well, you know about oculoth and Vathor, yes?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Yes..."

Lyrna asks, "How long ago?"

Kathralynn softly says, "If it is indeed the one and the same."

Mekimin: "Well I reckon I'm fishing for strategy suggestions for those who can't punch or chop shadow creatures apart?"

Lyrna asks, "It could be someone with a similar name?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Well, ...hold on a second. I just need to clarify something."

Kathralynn softly says, "Or what I remember anyway."

Kathralynn softly says, "Could be."

Radeek mutters, "Puts em tagetha an' ya's gots a primordial."

Kathralynn softly says, "I've been away for some time."

Mekimin: "Are they susceptible to tremors perhaps?"

Kathralynn softly says, "Til recently."

Chandrellia softly asks, "Is Vlashandra a healer? or do we not know?"

Bbee asks, "What is the list you are stating?"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "She seems to be from the Hall of Mages, so likely a wizard..."

Leafiara says, "...assuming her whole identity isn't a coverup, anyway."

Speaking to Bbee, Maelkyth says, "The list of all the things that could go wrong."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Good point."

Speaking to Bbee, Radeek says, "Tis her list a 'if anything be a'goin wrong it'll be far more worser den deez thirteen things.'"