All That Remains - 5120-05-25 - Egregious Facts Get Agreements Back (log)

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Ivastaen 25-26, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Vlashandra arrives at the portal at Lake Eonak, where she tells Thrassus that its stability is in no small part due to others' willful aid. Faerinn asks if she's seen Cordarius lately; she says he's safe and well and can arrange for others to speak with him in a week. (Much later in the night she says he's been foolish but kind.)
  • She'll also arrange for the delivery of Walkar's remains, she says, noting that Raznel left behind things she shouldn't have taken--after asking Magister Raelee if she's noticed any restrictions in the outpost, which has housed many secrets. Balley asks her if she found a doll; the answer is no. Faerinn asks what the return of Walkar's remains and Cordarius are in exchange for; Vlashandra says nothing.
  • Vlashandra says there are a lot of questions flying and she's more than happy to answer some, and is sure we have new ones given recent revelations. Lylia asks if she's acknowledging the reports from Socius that she commands the reapers and patchwork army; she says yes, she brokered a deal with Callid the splicer and they manipulated Socius, if that's his name.
  • Mayor Leafiara and Ysharra ask to what end and what we're really doing here; Vlashandra says we're opening the portal to bring back Aralyte. She says tearing a door into the world of shadows can't be done with alchemy alone, and we have less insight and means than when Aralyte did it. The beacon to her needs to be strong. Razanetika asks if the perfect body is a beacon; Vlashandra says it's the new canvas for Aralyte and we might be close to it.
  • As others like Captain Shinann and Alvyara bring up the citizens killed for this, Vlashanda asks why they scoff at a small sacrifice after Aralyte sacrificed it all. Lylia says Vlashandra is the tool we use to reclaim what is ours, and she doesn't care if she uses us in turn, but transactions should be conducted with a certain degree of transparency. Vlashandra says her manipulation is no offense or anything personal, and she hopes she and the Faendryl Enclave are still allies in this.
  • Vlashandra says the final phase will take place by week's end and she trusts we can come to an agreement that reduces further innocent bloodshed with a willing compromise and sacrifice. Roelon clarifies, then: either we give or she takes what she needs? She says she may already have what she needs, and thanks Leafiara for the essences; Leafi says she's aware, after she requested two, but poses the question: even if she doesn't need us, why do we need her and not just her book?
  • Balley asks if she's pulling energy from people to help her cause; she says no. The culling was unwilling, but was needed for the amounts of blood and skin; with that and the willing sacrifices to stabilize the portal, she's successfully illustrated both sides of blood magic. Guarrin asks why she wants to return Aralyte; she says the feat gains her favor. With who, ask Shiril, Guarrin, and Alvyara--but she says it doesn't matter. She knows people are angry over the harvested flesh, but it was necessary and one might consider it an honor. Shinann says she's insane; Vlashandra says just a little bit.
  • Captain Stormyrain asks what Vlashandra still needs, since she's only mentioned she "may" have enough. She says we'll need to be allies, since without her to finish, it wil unravel but not diminish. Nothing's changed fom the previous discussion: when the portal is open, we'll have to protect the town and environs, then wade into the shadows until Aralyte finds her way home to the perfect body. Lylia says the perfect body for her is a Faendryl body and Vlashandra says it will become what it needs to be.
  • Ysharra says it's blackmail then: help Vlashandra or lose Aralyte and whatever the portal sets loose; Vlashandra calls it an agreement. Hapenlok says we could end her life here and take our chances. Chandrellia asks what's left to complete the perfect body; Vlashandra says she believes she has all that is needed other than additional research taking a day or two. The essences and body will serve as a beacon and the essences will prepare the body for its host. No more need for reapers if we remain at a cease fire.
  • Faerinn asks if Octaven is truly away, her accomplice, or her hostage; Vlashandra only says she's sure Octaven will be available after this week.
  • Raelee asks if Vlashandra asserts that we're allies. Vlashandra says it's a loose term; we're parallel parties involved iin similar strategies with mutual benefits. Raelee says it was intolerable to lock her out of the outpost laboratories and asks what Vlashandra doesn't want her to see. She says she only sealed up a spot or two after Cordarius went sniffing and will ensure her access is returned soon. Raelee says she knows about unstable portals and asks why cut off the expertise of her and others here; Vlashandra says she questions her loyalties.
  • Shinann asks if she intends to continue her work with the Hall after this; she says no; Shinann asks who's she trying to impress, then; she says maybe her. Berost asks where Socius cut her after she tried to bed him.
  • Viva speculates that maybe the body isn't for Aralyte, but for Vlashandra; Vlashandra asks what's wrong wth her body.
  • Vlashandra says that she knows Leafiara as Mayor can't sanction this, but that she doesn't have to raise a hand against it either. Leafi says she doesn't tell our citizens what to do and they can choose to help her, but freedom goes both ways and if anyone wants to gut Vlashandra, she won't get in their way either; Vlashandra says she can appreciate that and has had more than enough blades in her side.
  • Roblar asks if the needed aid is going through the portal or if she needs more donations; Vlashandra says the portal, and also likely aid in protecting the environs. Vlashandra double checks that Lylia will continue to aid; she says yes. Ysharra says she'll follow where Lylia goes, but warns against crossing her. Leafi and Xorus mention the possibility she'll close the portal while they're on the other side; she says she won't, and the portal can't just--she snaps her fingers.
  • Shinann asks why she kept saying she wanted to wear her true face and it makes no sense; Vlashandra just says she's failed before and will wear her true face proudly when we succeed, but it's not for Shinann to make sense of her journey, trial, and mission.
  • Raelee asks if she even does know how to close the portal, saying it's not as simple as she may think; Vlashandra says she supposes Raelee will be here, then, and Raelee affirms it.
  • Ysharra says there have been no real answers and we're still doing what Vlashandra tells us to; Vlashandra says she doesn't have to. Ysharra asks who she is; she says Vlashandra.
  • Vlashandra says there needn't be more reapers, but there is the matter of Callid, the splicer. She met him through Octaven and he carved her (Vlashandra) good a time or two, but he didn't have the stomach for something so human, so she thought they could work together for a brief time and calls him a sad man with a hopeless dream.
  • She says we have agreeable, allied work to do and whispers "Soon" to the portal before leaving.


Log

Talk 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 a brown mouse, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, the earth brown Zhagen disk, a sinuous bone white serpent, a brown wolf, a massive snowy white tiger, a heartbroken dune spirit that is flying around, some wolifrew lichen, a rose-marrow potion, a sleek raven that is flying around, a cat, some vermillion stewed plum incense, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Maelkyth, Dame Evia, Russvult, Zhagen who is sitting, High Lord Kroviec, Mooshe, Yukito, Lyrna, Aylant, Guarrin, Mayor Leafiara, Gypsy Scribe Balley who is sitting, Zosopage, High Lord Balzighast, Malthorumium, Asarious, High Lord Jackke, Elbromo, Berost, Tylig, Roelon, Lady Erienne, Wendelin, Targetina

Light thunder rumbles in the distance.

Speaking softly to Balley, Chandrellia exclaims, "Tag you're it!"

Balley softly says, "Oh now the thunder comes."

Roelon deeply says, "Spoke too soon."

Balley softly asks, "Who was looking for the thunder?"

Chandrellia softly exclaims, "Oh no!"

Balley softly says, "Where is he."

A brown wolf exclaims, "Thunder!"

Leafiara muses, "Well then."

Roelon deeply asks, "Is it time?"

Speaking to Roelon, Sulien asks, "Did you see that?"

A brown wolf exclaims, "Hide!"

A brown wolf exclaims, "Save yourselves!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth exclaims, "Do something!"

Speaking to Fahlo, Leafiara says, "It's an idea I'd considered during the war against Raznel too--we fought even more enemies immune to magic then."

Zosopage says, "Well I guess I set my clock wrong."

Speaking to Leafiara, Fahlo asks, "Any luck?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth exclaims, "Something's happening! Hapenlok poked the portal!"

Speaking to Fahlo, Leafiara says, "The problem is actually sourcing enough gems to last for even one entire skirmish."

Speaking to Erienne, Maelkyth says, "I must've lost my voice."

Speaking to Leafiara, Fahlo says, "Well, if you can make them- I can try and round up what gems I can."

Speaking to Fahlo, Leafiara exclaims, "Sure, can make as many as ya can find at least!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Fahlo says, "Good to add another string to the bow."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Cryheart!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Sorry, I'm late."

Roelon deeply says, "Now it is official."

Balley softly says, "You were asking about the thunder Maelkyth."

Speaking amusedly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "No worries, no worries."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Let's storm the portal!"

Nordred asks, "So if everyone was about to run off to go somewhere dangerous.. would sharing 20 mil before hand be wrong?"

Pukk exclaims, "Let's burn down the outpost too!"

Balley softly says, "All I know is I feel the portal draining me."

Speaking greedily to Nordred, Leafiara says, "Yes, so it should all go to me instead."

Balley softly says, "The energies are just not the same."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Let's liberate the East Bank for our Kobolod neighbors!"

Elbromo says, "Too many of ye ask me."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody pinch Chandrellia"

Balley softly asks, "Roelon have you felt the drain and or change in energy too?"

Speaking to Nordred, Maelkyth exclaims, "Bully!"

Vlashandra: "Hello."

Lylia: "Good evening to you."

Cryheart says, "Vlashandra."

Nordred says, "She started it."

Berost: "Oh."

Bernadette: "Hello."

Hapenlok: "...oh, ho."

Erienne says, "Finished it."

Pukk recites:

"Okay everybody. In case of an emergency. Remember to panic by running and screaming. Then climb all over Cryheart as you run away."

Cryheart says, "On the amulet."

Maelkyth says, "Something a bully would say."

Speaking deeply to Balley, Roelon says, "Things hae been ah bit different around 'ere. The scent of the forest, the animals around here."

Leafiara surprisedly says, "Interesting... I thought she'd be steering clear."

Roelon deeply says, "They can sense the change."

Laman: "Evening."

Faerinn: "I think you've got some 'spaining to do."

Chandrellia softly says, "Vlashandra on the thought net."

Nordred says, "I'm allowed that leeway."

Hapenlok: "Or dying."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah also feel ah bit sluggish as of late."

Vlashandra: "I am at the lake."

Elbromo says, "Lady Vlashandra has arrived."

Pukk whispers something to Leafiara.

Chandrellia: "Well, hello Vlashandra."

Faerinn: "Of course you are."

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

Roelon deeply says, "Hmm.."

Roelon deeply says, "Prepare yirselves in case..."

Leafiara says, "To the lake, apparently."

Cryheart yells, "Moving out to the lake in three!"

Balley softly says, "Yeah."

Cryheart yells, "Two...."

Roelon deeply says, "If she lashes out."

Leafiara whispers something to Pukk.

Cryheart yells, "Moving out!"

[travel]


Initial Challenges

[Melgorehn's Reach, Lake Eonak]

You are on the bank of a beautiful mountain lake that is fed by a waterfall gushing from the mountain side. There is a path which seems to actually lead up the side of the mountain. You also see the Laman disk, a barely visible trail leading into a grove of ancient trees, a cedar chip path and a black-flecked incarnadine portal.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Guarrin, Roelon, Viva, Bernadette, Lady in Waiting Chandrellia, Elbromo, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Zosopage, Dame Evia, Lady Erienne, Maelkyth, Pukk, Lyrna, Mekimin, Aeith, High Lord Gutstorm, Berost, Tilbin, Sir Cryheart, Lord Laman, Zyir, Master Sulien, Faerinn, Magister Raelee, Lord Thrassus, Lady Vlashandra

Vlashandra says, "The stability is in no small part in the willful aid of others."

Vlashandra nods at Thrassus.

Thrassus nods in agreement.

Balley softly says, "Hello Vlashandra."

Thrassus says, "Certainly so."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "Seen Cordarius lately?"

Mekimin greets, "Lady Vlashandra."

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

Pukk whispers something to Leafiara.

Vlashandra says, "Yes."

Speaking measuredly to Vlashandra, Leafiara asks, "What brings you here this eve so soon?"

Faerinn asks, "And has he in good health?"

Thrassus says, "I'm looking forward to completing the third step."

Vlashandra says, "Cordarius is safe and well."

Leafiara whispers something to Pukk.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "Where?"

Roelon deeply asks, "Would be nice to speak to him eh?"

Bernadette softly says, "An Cap'n."

Vlashandra says, "I am sure that can be arranged, in a week's time."

Leafiara says, "Seems it would be up to hiim."

Lyrna asks, "In a week's time?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn says, "After the ritual. How convenient for you."

Speaking deeply to Vlashandra, Berost says, "Funny how ya be arrangin a town councilman's ability to speak to folk."

Vlashandra says, "I will arrange for the delivery of something else you are, well, some of you will likely appreciate."

Guarrin whispers something to Stormyrain.

Maelkyth exclaims, "Yeah, we're here now.. seems like the opportune time to do something foolish!"

Roelon deeply asks, "Oh?"

Chandrellia softly asks, "Oh?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "How many bane coffins is that down for you?"

Vlashandra asks, "The Outpost has housed many secrets it seems. Perhaps you've noticed some restrictions lately?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Raelee.

Evia says, "A Chrism tree, we would appreciate one."

Maelkyth says, "Oooh, good call."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "Other than those that should have been in place the entire time?"

Faerinn says, "There are a few more locked doors than I remember."

Bernadette softly says, "Somepin fer the kids mebbe."

Maelkyth exclaims, "I'm announcing Evia as our official negotiator!"

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Xecnephias says, "You again, still at it, ya know some places would have you and yer cult outlawed, but me, I am willing to overlook it for a few silvers."

Balley softly exclaims, "I have noticed a change in energies!"

Speaking wryly to Xecnephias, Leafiara says, "That would be the entire Empire."

Vlashandra says, "Raznel left behind some things she should not have taken."

Vlashandra says, "I will arrange for Walkar's remains to be returned to you."

Speaking softly to Balley, Chandrellia says, "I can feel it in the motes."

Roelon deeply says, "Interesting."

Thrassus says, "Ah."

Cryheart asks, "Say what?"

Bernadette softly says, "Lotta spittin an sputterin comin from that thing."

Elbromo asks, "Remains?"

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Balley asks, "Did you find a doll?"

Vlashandra says, "A doll? No."

(Gutstorm scans the area for a suitable target and spots Alvyara.)

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Target Acquired!!!"

Gutstorm takes quick aim at Alvyara and pulls the silver lever on the monir water cannon!

With a click and a loud *WHOOSH*, a torrent of water hurtles out of the cannon directly at her! The spray hits Alvyara right in the chest with a loud *SPLAT*, knocking her backwards to land comically on her rear!

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "So the return of Walkar's remains and Cordarius...and in exchange for what?"

Balley softly says, "Ok."

Vlashandra says, "Nothing, really."

Pukk whispers something to Leafiara.

Vlashandra nods at Faerinn.

Pukk whispers something to Leafiara.

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Balley says, "I also have a question for you about step two. When you have a moment."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "Your ritual? With our book?"

Leafiara whispers something to Pukk.

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

Zosopage asks, "Nothing, really? Or just nothing?"


The Real Question

Vlashandra says, "There are quite a few questions flying at once."

Speaking deeply to Vlashandra, Roelon asks, "How goes the testin' with the essense ye had?"

Maelkyth says, "I'm fairly certain we're just slowing draining into wraiths to do her beck and command."

Vlashandra says, "I am more than happy to answer some. I am sure you have new ones given some...recent revelations."

Alvyara asks, "What's this about Cordarius?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Thrassus says, "That is the normal state of things, yes."

Lylia says, "Revelations, you say."

Thrassus asks, "What revelations?"

Speaking softly to Maelkyth, Chandrellia says, "We'll see."

Vlashandra nods at Faerinn.

Mekimin politely asks, "Anyone have time to quickly summarize those?"

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Wot hapen wif da tower?"

Roelon deeply asks, "Should the questions be asked then, if they are known already?"

Maelkyth asks, "Mmmm?"

Lylia says, "Does this mean you acknowledge the accuracy of reports that you command the 'reapers' and their patchwork kin? This is what I heard claimed, at least. By Socius."

Lylia asks, "Do I have any part of this wrong?"

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

Speaking to Lylia, Lyrna says, "That sounds like what I understood."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Balley says, "I want to know why this portal seems to pull my energy since I let you harvest my essence for it."

Lylia admits, "I am hearing of it second-hand, so I would let those who heard it from the man's mouth themselves address it, if only to set me straight."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alvyara says, "You had best have a good explanation for that one."

Shinann says, "I heard him."

Vlashandra says, "I brokered a deal with Callid the splicer, yes. We manipulated Socius, I guess if that is his name. I didn't care to really learn it, so I dubbed him the Fist."

Lylia murmurs, "I see."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara inquires, "And to what end?"

Speaking deeply to Lylia, Berost says, "Ya got the right o' it; more or less."

Vlashandra indicates a black-flecked incarnadine portal as a possible option.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "Are you manipulating us, as well?"

Shinann says, "Yes."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "Tell us what we're really doing here."

Alvyara loudly mutters, "This is ridiculous."

Lylia says, "You manipulated a trial, and now you acknowledge manipulating Socius."

Vlashandra says, "We are opening this portal to bring back Aralyte."

Lyrna says, "So you've been attacking the town and helping steal limbs for a while now."

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "And she took my shtatchoo!"

Roelon deeply asks, "Is that the truth?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn says, "And according to Socius, you are working with Callid to build a perfect body."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "Why?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara asks, "Is there a we in this any longer?"

Vlashandra says, "There can be."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "You're not the only creature here with an appetite for faces."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Alvyara decisively spits, "You're using us. All of us."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Lylia says, "Yes, the statue as well."

Mekimin proudly whispers aloud, "Called it."

Vlashandra says, "Please, a moment, and I will explain."

Speaking to Alvyara, Maelkyth says, "And doing so very well, I might add."

Speaking to Raelee, Guarrin asks, "Change your mind on that tactic?"

Vlashandra says, "What we are hoping to accomplish..."

Zosopage says, "This should be good."

Lyrna says, "Literally all of us, since the limbs have been taken from most."

Speaking to Alvyara, Shiril says, "Some of us like being used."

Vlashandra glances at a black-flecked incarnadine portal.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "Make up something good. We'll be disappointed with anything else."

Cryheart asks, "Is the so-called perfect body for Aralyte?"

Speaking frankly to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "You might still, somehow, get enough volunteers, but it's a bit harder to believe that we're doing what we thought we were doing."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "Who is the body for?"

Evia says, "It's raining questions."

Speaking to Evia, Alvyara exclaims, "As it should be!"

Speaking to Evia, Maelkyth exclaims, "Negotiator, negotiate!"

Ysharra says, "I have a feeling our answer will thunder far worse."

Roelon deeply says, "With little answer to clear it."

Pukk whispers something to Leafiara.

Vlashandra says, "Such a thing cannot be accomplished with some alchemy alone. Did you expect a cauldron, some simmering water, a boil here, an essence there, grind this, a pinch of that..."

Speaking to Evia, Guarrin says, "Understandable, given the situation."

Aeith quietly says, "I don't know how any explanation can make up for those townspeople killed and maimed in recent weeks."

Elbromo says, "Ah a malfactor manipulatin da whole Landing..must be Tilamaires."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shinann says, "We expected the truth."

Ysharra asks, "You haven't really shared much at all, so how could we know what to expect?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Zosopage says, "We expected the truth."

Vlashandra says, "We are literally tearing a door into the world of shadows, and we are doing so with less insight and means than Aralyte had originally."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Thrassus says, "Obviously not. If it were that simple, it would have been done already."

Vlashandra says, "Furthermore, if our beacon to her is to be successful, it needs to be strong."

Lylia says, "Less insight and fewer means. Except for a book you refuse to let out of your grip."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Evia says, "We fail to appreciate your increasing cavalier demeanor."

Gutstorm drunkenly exclaims, "Come on ebberbuddiesh, we come dish far, letsh shee dish troo!"

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Razanetika asks, "Is the perfect body to be a beacon then?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn says, "So what part of that inside and means includes squirrels that tear the limbs off of townsfolk."

Vlashandra says, "The body will be the new canvas for Aralyte."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth exclaims, "Don't let them speak for everyone. I still believe in you!"

Vlashandra says, "I believe we may be close to such a perfect body. Thanks in no small part to many of you."

Thrassus says, "That makes sense."

Speaking to Evia, Maelkyth says, "You're fired as negotiator."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shinann says, "You killed our citizens for this."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "So the body is for Aralyte?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alvyara asks, "This woman is now worth not only the sacrifices we've made here in front of this portal, but the lives of countless townsfolk?"

Alvyara says, "I don't believe it."

Vlashandra nods at Faerinn.

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "I do hash eshellent bone tructcher."

Lyrna asks, "In what way does it makes sense?"

Evia says, "And how would you reckon she needs this canvas for certain."

Vlashandra asks, "She sacrificed it all. You scoff at such a small sacrifice in return?"

Fahlo says, "This lady is poison."

Lylia indifferently says, "You are the tool we use to reclaim what is ours. If you 'use' us in turn, I do not care. But transactions should be conducted in good standing and a certain degree of transparency."

Maelkyth says, "YOU'RE poison."

Thrassus says, "Creating a new body for Aralyte as her current one may be corrupted beyond capability of existing in this valence."

Leafiara says, "...you've reversed the sacrifice she made."

Speaking to Alvyara, Lylia says, "There would be no town and no world without her."

Speaking to himself, Guarrin mutters, "I hardly would think someone that sacrificed her life for the people would want others to sacrifice for her."

Vlashandra says, "My manipulation is no offense or anything personal against you or yours."

Vlashandra nods at Lylia.

Lyrna asks, "And we know this how?"

Speaking deeply to Vlashandra, Berost says, "She, apparently, sacrificed it to keep whatever is in there from here. You would throw that away? Yer out of yer damn mind."

Speaking to Lylia, Alvyara asks, "That may be so. And we repay her good deed with the slaughter of innocents?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "Nothing personal?"

Lylia replies, "Nor mine of you or yours."

Vlashandra says, "On the contrary, I hope we are still allies in this. The Enclave."

Alvyara asks, "Would she want that?"

Vlashandra nods at Lylia.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "How can you say that?"

Vlashandra asks, "But many others here?"

Alvyara asks, "Would Aralyte want innocents to be sacrificed to free her?"

Vlashandra says, "Such was necessary."

Ycelacie curiously asks, "Can I offer a point of reason?"

Ycelacie says, "Why should she."

Speaking drunkenly to Vlashandra, Gutstorm says, "Dish ish da part where yooz shay, shorry. and den we all moob on."

Lylia says, "'Innocents' is a human concept."

Ycelacie asks, "Decided to help us, with so much descent?"

Speaking to Lylia, Alvyara says, "That's funny. It's a Sylvan concept as well."

Speaking to Alvyara, Maelkyth says, "Not her call.... no victims thus far."

Lyrna says, "Actually, the issue of whether she wants us to push our way back into the shadow realm that she sacrificed herself to save, so that it can potentially be reopened, is not an invalid concern."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Zosopage says, "The truth from the beginning would've saved you a lot of headaches."

Ycelacie says, "Maybe it's too much trouble."

Elbromo asks, "Now wud do we call people who keep repeating the same mistake expecting different outcomes?"

Vlashandra says, "The final phase of the ritual will take place by week's end. I trust we can come to an agreement that reduces or halts further innocent bloodshed so long as a willing compromise and sacrifice can be made."

Lylia replies, "How good for you. It is not fetishized, particularly, among our own people."

Elbromo says, "Tink we buncha idiots."

Alvyara softly says, "I hope that it will be, someday."

Berost deeply says, "Or, you know, not sending mongrel, stitched together claidhmore wielding ogres at me."

Roelon deeply asks, "So if it is nae give, ye will take what ye need?"

Shinann says, "Obviously."

'Vlashandra says, "I may already have all that I need."

Speaking deeply to Vlashandra, Berost says, "And now she blackmails tha town."

Vlashandra says, "I acquired the last essences. My thanks Mayor."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Lyrna says, "And it is one thing, even to take body parts, although... I'm leaving that aside for a moment."

Lyrna asks, "Why attack Landing?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "Oh, I'm well aware. I figured it out after you requested two."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Lylia says, "Your creations, and I shall call them yours even if they are this Callid's work, have also taken many who did not freely offer. This is at odds with your own claims about ritual and willingness."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "I don't know about that. You are here, you must want something else."

Thrassus says, "I think this Callid individual is to blame for the attacks."

Vlashandra grins at Leafiara.

Balley softly asks, "Are you pulling energies from people to help your cause?"

Vlashandra says, "Your aid was appreciated regardless."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Balley.

Vlashandra says, "No."

Speaking measuredly to Vlashandra, Leafiara asks, "But pehaps we should be asking the opposite question--even if you don't need our services, why do we need yours?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "Maybe we only need... 'our' book."

Speaking in Elven to Maelkyth, Asarious asks something you don't understand.

Speaking in Elven to Asarious, Maelkyth says something you don't understand.

Lylia says, "Indeed. 'Our' book, to collect our Blade."

Vlashandra says, "Oh, the culling was unwilling. But such was needed for the amounts of blood and skin required."

Pukk says, "Everybody, we can calm down. Roblar is finally here."

Cryheart whispers something to Roblar.

Speaking to Asarious, Shiril says, "... I'm afraid I would be rather disparaging if I were to try to describe it."

Vlashandra says, "The portal could have been created with unwilling blood. But likely more chaotic, unstable, dangerous."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "I doubt that. I think you are still not telling us everything."

Vlashandra says, "With your willing sacrifice, the portal is stable, as Thrassus noted."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shinann says, "You do not even lie well."

Aeith says, "The only question I have is why is she not yet chained and behind bars."

Stormyrain whispers something to Guarrin.

Vlashandra says, "If anything I have successfully illustrated both sides of the magic so many of you fear, admire, or misunderstand."

Lylia says, "No, I see what she is saying. There is a logic to it."

Speaking to Roblar, Pukk says, "Roblar."

Speaking to Roblar, Pukk says, "Smash."

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

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

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

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

Speaking to Vlashandra, Guarrin asks, "Not that I expect any honesty, but I don't suppose you care to share why you want to return Aralyte?"

Lylia mildly says, "That may be dangerous."

Vlashandra says, "The feat of it all is what gains me favor."

Vlashandra nods at Guarrin.

Speaking to Melikor, Ysharra says, "Vlashandra was one of the parties behind the reapers."

Mekimin theorizes, "She expects the Faendryl will bring something back with her."

Faerinn says, "Funny thing about those motes." [e.g. the ambients still going on: Energy motes of every imaginable hue drift in aimless patterns towards the ground.]

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shiril muses, "Favor with whom?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Guarrin asks, "Favor with?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alvyara asks, "With the Hall? Or some other ideal you've made yourself a thrall to?"

Vlashandra says, "It does not matter."

Speaking to Ysharra, Melikor says, "Mm, you don't say."

Speaking in Sylvankind, Asarious uncertainly exclaims something you don't understand.

Shinann says, "It does."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alvyara says, "We think that it does."

Speaking bluntly to Vlashandra, Shiril says, "Actually, it does."

Faerinn says, "I saw something similar floating over western harbor this morning."

Speaking angrily in Sylvankind to Maelkyth, Asarious exclaims something you don't understand.

Speaking to Melikor, Ysharra says, "She said it was meat for the portal's creation. Our limbs, the dead."

Berost deeply says, "It matters not what we say now, she is out yer skull and will be tryin to open this portal."

Stormyrain bluntly asks, "What more do you need, to finish what you've started?"

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

Maelkyth exclaims, "Sheesh, are we ALL sylphs here?!"

Speaking slowly to Vlashandra, Hapenlok says, "You know...even throughout this, I was willing to let the matter lie, until you took from someone that I cared about. You want to compromise with me? Offer me your life. Because I'm thinking about taking it."

Vlashandra says, "I know you are angry over the flesh we harvested. It was necessary for the perfect vessel. One might consider it an honor."

Lyrna says, "Ah, nope."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Alvyara says, "Now you speak like a Faendryl."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shinann says, "You are insane."

Vlashandra grins at Alvyara.

Lyrna says, "I'm angry because you attacked the town and took without asking or care."

Adalfuns says, "Honor's not what I'm feeling."

Vlashandra asks, "I am?"

Speaking to Asarious, Maelkyth says, "Look, that ready sticky substance let's you know it likes you."

Shinann says, "Yes."

Vlashandra cackles insanely, wild-eyed and drooling.

Vlashandra winks at Shinann.

Speaking to Asarious, Maelkyth says, "Go ahead and caress it."

Zosopage says, "Well I figured that the essence gathered was to raise the dead. I was close."

Leafiara visibly whispers to the group, "I can't make a move here--it would cause a political incident if the mayor killed an adjudicator of the Hall, or even arrested her without proof. However, if anyone else would like to make a move..." [OOC translation: can't kill her because GM invincibility]

Vlashandra says, "Just a little bit."

Lylia says, "The difference between the Faendryl and this madwoman is that we are not mad."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn says, "The thing is you grandstand and act like an authority, but you have absolutely no idea what you are doing."

Hapenlok visibly whispers to the group, "She's mine."

Berost whispers to the group, "She seems to be watchin me tha whole time." [OOC translation: can't kill her because GM invincibility]

Lyrna whispers to the group, "Can we even arrest her out of the juristiction of the town?"

Lylia says, "This is why it matters whom you serve, and how."

Elbromo whispers to the group, "When did you become a lawyer?"

Speaking to Lylia, Alvyara asks, "Perhaps you are not mad. But your race are known for their haughtiness. Not so?"

Cruxophim whispers something to Shiril.


Negotiations

Speaking to Vlashandra, Stormyrain repeats, "What do you need to finish what you've started? You mentioned you 'may' have enough and you've made hints about sacrifices. What are you missing?"

Leafiara whispers to the group, "We can't arrest her out here, no."

Alvyara says, "It doesn't matter."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "But the law doesn't apply here..."

Speaking to Lylia, Alvyara says, "I'm sorry."

Mekimin whispers aloud, "If only the town had a sheriff."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Faerinn says, "She has no idea."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Which goes both ways."

Adalfuns whispers something to Mekimin.

Speaking mildly to Ycelacie, Cruxophim inquires, "Something bothering you?"

Lyrna whispers to the group, "She's been very careful about not coming into town since this started."

Lylia coldly says, "I would not be the judge of what we are 'known for.' Go ask people who talk about us, not us."

Aeith says, "I saw an archer on the town walls torn in half. The look of fear and pain in his eyes told of no honor."

Speaking to Faerinn, Stormyrain says, "Seems like she's had exactly an idea thus far, and how to get it."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Ysharra says, "That is what I am curious on."

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "I presume she's lost her marbles? Or body parts. Whichever."

Stormyrain corrects, "And has known exactly how to get it."

Elbromo whispers to the group, "But her agents ravaged the town."

Vlashandra says, "We will need to be allies in this, regardless."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "She's definitely no expert like you, Crux, that's for sure."

Vlashandra says, "Without me to finish..."

Speaking to Elbromo, Maelkyth says, "I've ravaged the town before."

Leafiara amusedly says, "Oh, this should be good."

Vlashandra says, "This portal will unravel but not diminish."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Faerinn says, "Vlashandra plays at that, but she has no clue what she's doing."

Bernadette softly says, "Wot mere needs to be done."

Speaking sarcastically to Cruxophim, Ycelacie says, "I think I saw a dead cat back there."

Guarrin whispers something to Lylia.

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "On losing one's marbles? Thanks, I think?"

Lylia reluctantly admits, "She is not wrong about that much."

Speaking to Faerinn, Maelkyth asks, "You back that up with what?"

Lylia says, "Such half-measures are dangerous."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra asks, "Who are you?"

Vlashandra says, "We have used willful blood sacrifices to build it, feed it, and keep it stable. If I do not finish it, it becomes dangerous."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "I'm sure we could figure out how to close it in time. Give us a better one."

Alvyara quietly says, "Half-truths are also dangerous."

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth exclaims, "Do something dastardly already!"

Vlashandra says, "Nothing has changed about our discussion previously."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pukk whispers aloud, "Trying."

Evia says, "How convenient."

Elbromo whispers to the group, "Oh we gonna trust her some more?"

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth exclaims, "Less trying, more doing!"

Maelkyth whispers to the group, "Of course, what's not to trust?"

Vlashandra says, "When the portal is open, we will need to likely protect the town and environs, and also wade into the shadows until Aralyte finds her way home. Home to the perfect body."

Faerinn says, "She plays at being the expert, but she is guessing until the book tells her the next step."

Alvyara asks, "What's wrong with her own body?"

Lylia says, "The perfect body for her is a Faendryl body."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia asks, "And what is left to finish this perfect body you *think* you have?"

Vlashandra says, "Oh, this body will become what it needs to be." [I assume ths is in response to Lylia, but not sure]

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk asks, "Didn't the portal take your face?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "What makes you so sure she wants a new body?"

Speaking affably to Lylia, Cruxophim agrees, "I'm rather partial."

Evia asks, "What?"

Thrassus says, "She's likely not in the same physical state as she was before."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "So it's to be blackmail. We'll have to help you or lose Aralyte and whatever this portal sets loose."

Elbromo says, "I guess her 'perfect body' will be a comfort to all those who unwillingly donated to it."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn says, "I think you are just imprinting your own body isues on to her."

Speaking quietly to Vlashandra, Hapenlok says, "I suppose you've got no further need for that false face."

Speaking to himself, Pukk says, "Well, we know whose face it will be wearing."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Lylia says, "You are very much a self-made individual, my dear. You are the exception to many rules."

Vlashandra says, "An agreement."

Vlashandra nods at Ysharra.

Speaking deeply to Vlashandra, Berost says, "You continue to speak as if we are not here, and not ready to rip tha rest of tha face that isnt yours from yer skull...."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "Yes it did, ripped it right off, if not for momma I wuld have seen the gates for sure."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "One in which you hold all the cards."

Shinann says, "Blackmail."

Leafiara whispers something to Pukk.

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "I've been having headaches ever since."

Pukk whispers something to Leafiara.

(OOC) Hapenlok's player whispers to the group, "See, I know what Hapenlok would do for sure, in this circumstance." [translation: can't kill her because GM invincibility]

Vlashandra asks, "Are we in agreement then? We proceed together? No further blood needed unwillingly?"

Vlashandra says, "We see this through."

(OOC) Hapenlok's player whispers to the group, "But I can't pull that trigger."

Leafiara amusedly asks, "Says who?"

Maelkyth whispers to the group, "Have a tea and relax?"

Vlashandra says, "I am asking..."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Hapenlok says, "Or we just end your life here or take our chances."

Vlashandra begins chuckling at Hapenlok!

Lylia says, "Let us be clear on the choices here."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "You didn't answer my question."

Vlashandra says, "I'm sorry, there's a hundred voices."

(OOC) Berost's player whispers to the group, "Have been trying myself for 10 minutes. Ha!"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk says, "Well consider it a compliment. You do have pretty lips."

Vlashandra asks, "What was your question?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Chandrellia.

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia asks, "What is left to complete this perfect body you *think* you have?"

Roblar confusedly asks, "Aralyte will become a man?"

Elbromo whispers to the group, "Wonder how the town folk gonna feel about all this?...I'm thinkin riots."

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "I'll discuss defense plans with you tomorrow or the evening after, Mayor, if you're about."

(OOC) Cruxophim's player whispers to the group, "Possible contingencies."

Maelkyth whispers to the group, "Let's just sit back all calm like and let our demise unfold."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "You're awfully confident you'll survive until the night of the ritual, considering how many ballistas and pylons will be pointed this way, but even if we miraculously were in agreement to see this through, it only takes one person gone rogue to fire on you."

Hapenlok chants a short phrase, embers leaping from his fingertips, as he clenches his hand into a smoke-shrouded fist.

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia asks, "Whats wrong Portal got your tongue?"

Speaking offhandedly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Case in point."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Or...Or....Cruxy can just eat her."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "I may help him."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Oye!"

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth asks, "Whose side you on, anyhow?"

Vlashandra says, "I believe I have all that is needed. Some additional research is required. Nothing that should not take a day or two. But with the essences the Mayor provided, and the body we've created, it should be enough to serve as a beacon once inside the shadow world."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "And sure, Crux, I'll be around."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pukk says, "Exactly."

Vlashandra says, "And the essences will, prepare the body for its host."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia asks, "So you dodge the question like always huh?"

Roblar deeply says, "And we go in."

Vlashandra says, "I am not sure that is a dodge."

Lylia clarifies, "And no further bloodshed is needed. No patchwork monstrosities. No reaping."

Roblar deeply asks, "Night of da Huntress or Feastday?"

Chandrellia softly says, "Why does that not surprise me with you Vlashandra."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth asks, "Who's the host?"

Lylia asks, "That is what you are saying, correct?"

Speaking idly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim wonders, "What makes you think we couldn't work it out without you? It wouldn't be our first experience with such things."

Speaking mildly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim apologizes, "Just to the Mayor's point."

Vlashandra says, "Yes. No reapers are needed anymore, should we remain at this..."

Vlashandra says, "Cease fire if you will."

Vlashandra says, "A mutual agreement to work together to see this through."

Ysharra says, "We live next to not one or two, but three cursed castles."

Ysharra says, "And the Reach."

Ysharra says, "And the Broken Lands."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "And for further clarification is Octaven truly away, your accomplice, or your hostage?"

Leafiara says, "We're going to need a large group to stay outside to make sure the Adjudicator doesn't close the portal on those who go inside."

Speaking to Ysharra, Evia says, "And the bleak."

Ysharra says, "We've been dealing with intervalential threats long since before you cut your face."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Hapenlok whispers aloud, "Say the word...mass destruction."

Vlashandra says, "I am sure Octaven will be available after this week as well."

Speaking haltingly to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "... can we return to an earlier subject?"

Leafiara indifferently says, "You can keep that one."

Lylia asks, "Will Cordarius be 'available' too?"

Vlashandra nods at Lylia.

Ysharra asks, "Or is he already dead?"

Speaking amusedly to Ysharra, Cruxophim remarks, "I believe the expression is 'teeth'."

Lylia says, "I see."

Faerinn says, "Ah, among your hostages in the Outpost."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk exclaims, "And what did you do to the Flower girl? Too many people have been searching for her lately!"

Vlashandra says, "Cordarius is not harmed. He has been kind. Foolish, but kind."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Ysharra says, "In this case I was being literal, but that works, too."

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Raelee.

Shiril whispers something to Pukk.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "You assert we are allies, yes?"

Vlashandra rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Speaking firmly to Leafiara, Mekimin says, "I say enough of these lies and enough of this dark creature."

Zosopage says, "Cordarius has been mostly...honest."

Vlashandra says, "A loose term at this point."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "Or that we should be?"

Pukk whispers something to Shiril.

Speaking to Mekimin, Leafiara encourages, "Go for it. I can't punish what our citizens do outside of town."

Raelee slowly says, "To take my face... I can ignore."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia mocks, "Yes very loose."

Vlashandra says, "We are parallel parties involved in similar strategies with mutual benefits."

Speaking to Leafiara, Lylia says, "We do not have to like or trust someone to make use of them."

Vlashandra cackles insanely, wild-eyed and drooling.

Vlashandra says, "Whew. That was a tough one to spin."

Speaking slowly to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "... but to lock me out of one of the laboratories?"

Vlashandra chuckles.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee says, "Intolerable."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "Mutual benefits? That I doubt."

Lylia asks, "She did that to you?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "What is it you do not want me to see?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn says, "Yes, I don't like him, but I would be aggravated if you hurt him while he was doing me a favor."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Ysharra says, "Yes. Your answer is yes."

Speaking to Raelee, Hapenlok says, "I agree. Wholeheartedly. Let's kill her."

Pukk says, "Oooh this is going to be fun. Two imps are going to fight it out."

Guarrin mutters, "It makes you wonder what is in that lab."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Mekimin says, "Our sacrifices were made on a false promise."

Pukk says, "Win win."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Lylia says, "There is no mutual benefit without sufficient trust."

Balley softly asks, "Is she finishing the work of someone?"

Speaking to Guarrin, Leafiara speculates, "I can guess why she needed two of each essence--one to test on, and the other to duplicate after she was sure of her results."

Roblar deeply asks, "Iz it an urnon and flesh golem?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Mekimin says, "I'm placing you under...."

Speaking pointedly to Vlashandra, Hapenlok asks, "Tell me something. you ever met Elithain Cross?"

Vlashandra says, "I only sealed up a spot or two..."

Vlashandra nods at Raelee.

Mekimin uncertainly asks, "Citizen's arrest?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee says, "You have people here with great expertise. If they told you anything about me, you would know I do know something about unstable portals."

Vlashandra says, "After Cordarius went sniffing."

Speaking to Raelee, Ysharra says, "You and Thadston sealed the last quite well."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "... so why cut off that expertise by keeping it in the dark?"

Speaking firmly to Vlashandra, Mekimin barks, "If that's not a thing it is now!"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "She is unstable and she knows about portals...so unstable portals is okay for her too."

Vlashandra says, "I'll ensure your access returned soon."

Vlashandra nods at Raelee.

Vlashandra says, "I question your loyalties."

Vlashandra nods at Raelee.

Vlashandra says, "...and that's coming from me."

Vlashandra smirks.

Speaking defeatedly to Vlashandra, Mekimin says, "The Mayor chooses not to act but as a citizen I can't abide a single moment more of this foulness."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Guarrin says, "Loyalty to..."

Vlashandra nods at Mekimin.

Vlashandra says, "The road to town is safe."

Vlashandra nods at Mekimin.

Speaking dryly to Vlashandra, Cruxophim protests, "Pity she can't still save face!"

Speaking deeply to Guarrin, Berost says, "Her, and not tha hall... it be seemin."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee says, "If you do... perhaps you should also contemplate why you do."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Zosopage says, "If you question her loyalties then you mirror that sentiment, quite literally."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Mekimin exclaims, "You mistake my meaning!"

Speaking to Raelee, Ysharra says, "Because she's bent."

Speaking to Berost, Guarrin says, "Perhaps."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shinann asks, "Do you intend to continue your work with the Hall after this?"

Vlashandra says, "No."

Ysharra says, "I would think they'd have some questions for you, though."

Shinann asks, "So, who are you trying to impress?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "I hear they get awfully curious."

Vlashandra says, "Maybe you."

Vlashandra begins to flirt with Shinann.

Vlashandra smirks.

Shinann shakes her head.

Cruxophim absently wishes, "Good evening, all."

Lylia says, "In the interests of fairness, and now that you have a better understanding of the Magister's trustworthiness, you should pool your knowledge, perhaps."

Lylia adds, "Perhaps by sharing a look at 'our' book."

Asben whispers something to Shinann.

Speaking deeply to Vlashandra, Berost asks, "So, since this is goin no where, where did Socius cut yas when ya tried to bed him?"

Berost stares at Vlashandra.

Berost smirks.

Lylia murmurs, "Well, that took a turn."

Asben whispers something to Shinann.

Speaking to Berost, Hapenlok says, "Isn't it obvious."

Asben whispers something to Shinann.

Speaking deeply to Lylia, Berost says, "Bout as productive in tha end."

Mekimin asks, "Is this the path we're choosing then? No one else will stand against her?"

Hapenlok says, "...since she's wearing a different face."

Berost deeply exclaims, "Well, yeah, but details my good halfing details!"

[OOC: At this point I ghosted out for 5-10 minutes or something like that and had trouble logging back in, so keep that in mind throughout this next section, provided by Shinann...]


Maneuvering

Hapenlok says, "...since she's wearing a different face."

Berost deeply exclaims, "Well, yeah, but details my good halfing details!"

Vlashandra says, "Mayor, I understand you cannot officially sanction this."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Vlashandra says, "But neither do you have to raise a hand against it."

Evia asks, "Did I miss the answer or was there one, just who is this creature seeking to gain the 'favor' of?"

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.

Vlashandra says, "So shall we keep it at that? And who ever does so wish to aid..."

Speaking to Evia, Alvyara says, "I don't believe there was an answer to that one."

Vlashandra says, "Well, that is their choice."

Alvyara glances meaningfully at Vlashandra.

Speaking to Evia, Shinann says, "She avoided answering."

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Hapenlok.

Lylia dryly remarks, "Mayors can look the other way from time to time for some things, but not if the town is assailed. Ask me how I know."

Speaking to Lylia, Maelkyth asks, "How do you know?"

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Hapenlok quietly says, "I've heard enough. Quite enough."

Speaking incredulously to Raelee, Guarrin asks, "Truly?"

Lylia replies, "I know because I had to find ways to deal with the Rooks. I know because some of you had plans to kill others of you. I know because I spent two years trying to forge peace."

Lylia says, "For all of you who leaned in to ask."

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Leafiara.

Vlashandra asks, "You are silent in contemplating my proposal?"

Speaking softly to Raelee, Chandrellia asks, "What is it, what do you see?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Leafiara.

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "You avoid our questions, leave her be and let her think."

Speaking absently to Chandrellia, Raelee says, "... nothing you do not."

Vlashandra says, "I've answered so many questions."

Vlashandra nods at Chandrellia.

Hapenlok whispers something to Leafiara.

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

Speaking flatly to Vlashandra, Alvyara says, "Barely."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "Yadayadayada."

Roblar deeply says, "Ah will go."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Evia says, "Whose favor is it you seek? You say you seek favor.."

Vlashandra grins at Evia.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth exclaims, "You got this! I believe in you!"

Xorus asks, "Will this fine portal be staying open after we finish bringing Aralyte through it?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "I will see it done, too."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Hapenlok repeats, "Mass destruction."

Roblar deeply says, "To seek out Aralyte and to ensure dat foul beast remains unraveled in his realm."

Lylia says, "I shall as well. No half-measures. I cannot stop when a goal is this near."

Roelon deeply says, "Nae much choice."

Vlashandra says, "No. I will see to it the portal is closed. I'm sure you're disappointed."

Vlashandra nods at Xorus.

Vlashandra smirks.

Xorus says, "Pity."

Roblar deeply says, "If anyone or anything turns on da lands 'ere, it will be dealt wid."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Maelkyth says, "I'm realizing now that might not be a glowing endorsement. Few understand me, either."

Speaking softly to Evia, Chandrellia says, "I think she seeks to gain favor with Aralyte or perhaps to control her with this perfect body she thinks she has made."

Speaking to Lylia, Faerinn says, "If you are decided to see it through then I will as well."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Hapenlok asks, "...and if we decide not to let you walk away from here?"

Vlashandra says, "I do not seek to control Aralyte."

Zosopage says, "I wish there were a way to reach Aralyte and ask her if she wishes this."

Roblar yells, "You av ma axe!"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Maelkyth exclaims, "Would you just go take a poop already?! You're so tense!"

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "Something in my head tells me different but I can nae yet prove it."

Speaking to a snow white raven, Ysharra says, "I know. Soon, I bet."

Speaking to Zosopage, Lylia says, "The only thing that has persuaded me in all this, the single biggest fact..."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shiril asks, "Out of curiosity, even if you do not seek to control Aralyte, does someone else? Perhaps the person from whom you are attempting to curry favor?"

Speaking to Zosopage, Lylia says, "It has been quiet for seven years. It has now awakened. That is not coincidence."

Vlashandra looks over at Shiril and shakes her head.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn says, "Already given so much of me to this project unwillingly, I would also like to finish what was started."

Roblar deeply says, "Ah don't see a need for a body for her."

Vlashandra nods at Faerinn.

[OOC: at this point I'm able to log back in]

Lylia says, "Well, most of us rather like having bodies."

Vlashandra extends a hand to Faerinn.

Roblar deeply orders, "Destroy da monstrosity."

Viva says, "Perhaps the body isn't for Aralyte, but rather for Vlashandra herself."

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "Sorry, massively ghosting there..."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Lylia says, "I said I would see this through. I shall."

Vlashandra asks, "What is wrong with my body?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Viva.

Speaking to Lylia, Zosopage says, "Let's just hope it is for a good reason and not a bad one."

Vlashandra touches her sides.

Vlashandra smirks.

Speaking to Viva, Maelkyth asks, "Maybe or not, we won't know.... so why dither on about it?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "You do seem comfortable with other faces. Perhaps you're starting another sort of collection."

(OOC) Pukk's player whispers to the group, "Okay, we have to redo the last 10 minutes."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "Only, everything."

(Faerinn takes Vlashandra's hand in his own.)

Speaking to Vlashandra, Hapenlok says, "There's something on your face."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "Just a more personal gallery."

Speaking to Viva, Shiril says, "Interested in seeing what tactful answer you come up with for that."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Lylia says, "There is a face on her face."

Speaking to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "And I'd like to rip both of them off."

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "Heh, someone just send me a log between the last time I spoke and when I came back and we'll be fine."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Viva says, "Perhaps I'll need to make a more thorough inspection to let you know."

>lo vlas

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

She appears to be a Human.

She is average height. She appears to be in the spring of life. She has sharp, gold-flecked snow white eyes and ashen skin. She has long, loosely ringeleted copper red hair. She has an angular face and fresh cuts in the palms of her hands. She has a series of scab-covered scars that split her thin lips and stretch up, fragmenting her face before ending just below one of her eyes. The scars on her face seem to have been cut open, with dried streaks of blood still clinging to the folded strips of flesh.

She is in good shape.

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

Roblar deeply says, "She looks like one who leaves da pavilion in town."

Roblar snorts!

Vlashandra grins at Viva.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Zosopage says, "One at a time so we can see her real face."

Vlashandra says, "As I said earlier..."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Lylia says, "We do what we must."

Roblar ominously says, "Or my dungeon."

Leafiara whispers something to Hapenlok.

Speaking to Roblar, Ysharra says, "You again."

Speaking drunkenly to Vlashandra, Gutstorm says, "Yooz not looksh sho bad affer me tosh back a few."

Vlashandra says, "I know as Mayor you cannot sanction this. I understand. But neither do you have to raise a hand against it. So those who wish to aid me, are free to do so, and no more unnecessary blood is needed."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Speaking to Roblar, Ysharra asks, "Do you keep a puppy and candy around to distract children?"

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pukk asks, "You mean a few more?"

Maelkyth whispers, "I can' only speak for those."

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Amirite or amirite?"

Leafiara says, "No, I never tell our citizens what to do--that much is true."

Roblar deeply says, "Aid as in going through portal right."

Speaking to Roblar, Pukk asks, "You have a dungeon, a puppy and a candy?!?"

Zosopage whispers to the group, "One thing I'm still having trouble with is the fact that she will not reveal her real face. Will it kill her if she tried or what?"

Roblar deeply asks, "You don't need any more 'donations'?"

Speaking quietly to Gutstorm, Tsarok says, "I saw you say that to a tree once though, so..."

Leafiara says, "If there are still enough left to aid you, so be it. That's their choice."

Speaking deeply to Pukk, Roblar says, "No puppy."

Speaking pointedly to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "And their funeral."

Vlashandra says, "Aid is likely in the form of protecting the environs while others also go inside the portal."

Vlashandra nods at Roblar.

Speaking to Roblar, Pukk asks, "But some candy right?"

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "But we do listen to her words and her guidence and if she fears the worst then perhaps it will be enough to persuade others not to do your bidding."

Vlashandra says, "A door is often both ways."

Roelon whispers to the group, "Does she even remember what it looked like before?"

Roblar deeply says, "But two of three."

Vlashandra grins at Faerinn.

Guarrin whispers something to Zosopage.

Shiril says, "... but not always."

Speaking frankly to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "You should understand freedom is a double-edged sword. If any wish to stick a dagger in your side, I'll not get in *their* way either."

Leafiara flashes a quick grin.

Lylia says, "I am certain that even those who do not sanction any further ritual see the wisdom in protecting the town from anything that may attempt to use that portal."

Speaking softly to Roblar, Chandrellia says, "She will need others, at least."

Vlashandra nods at Leafiara.

Vlashandra says, "I can appreciate that."

Zosopage whispers to the group, "Oh I'm sure she remembers. That's what's troubling."

Ysharra says, "Usually doors don't threaten to blow you to pieces if you don't walk through them, either."

Vlashandra says, "I have had more than enough blades in my side."

Speaking to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "....which more and more I wish I had stopped the night it started."

Ysharra says, "But that's where we are."

Vlashandra says, "My back. My face."

Leafiara philosophically says, "I appreciate the clash."

Speaking to Ysharra, Lylia says, "Mine do."

Pukk says, "I say we move the portal to Zul and leave it there."

Hapenlok says, "Attempted to stop, I mean."

Roblar deeply says, "Ah can do dat."

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "Remind me the next time you offer to take us to Icemule."

Vlashandra asks, "You will continue to aid, Lylia?"

Vlashandra peers quizzically at Lylia.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Lylia says, "Some things cannot be stopped. For years, I have wiated."

Ergwargen asks, "Kin we melt her with the oil?"

Speaking to Pukk, Shiril exclaims, "And let the dwarves have all of the fun?!"

Lylia simply says, "Yes."

Roblar deeply says, "Will be guud to destroy things from dat valence."

Lylia nods once at Vlashandra.

Vlashandra nods.

Roblar deeply says, "It shud be forever destroyed."

Ysharra says, "Where Lylia goes, I will follow."

Speaking to Shiril, Pukk says, "You have to give them something too every now and then."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Lylia says, "Half-measures are more dangerous than seeing this through."

Roblar deeply says, "Or left at least barren."

Vlashandra says, "I assume others will as w..."

Vlashandra nods at Ysharra.

Vlashandra agrees with Lylia.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Shinann says, "Why did you keep saying you wanted to wear your true face? None of this makes sense."

Speaking to Pukk, Shiril says, "No, I don't."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "And murder you in a rancid way if you cross her."

Speaking drunkenly to Ysharra, Gutstorm says, "Dey calld at shtalkin....or when i do it dat wot dey call it."

Ergwargen says, "Hot oil solve all our problem."

Speaking to Shiril, Pukk says, "But it would torture them."

Lylia adds, "If you cross us."

Roblar deeply says, "Better not let anymore shadow trees."

Leafiara says, "That's if she doesn't seal the portal with you inside."

Roblar deeply says, "Or infest dis water."

Speaking to Pukk, Shiril says, "Now that sounds delightful."

Xorus wryly says, "Now, no closing the portal while we are on the other side, as much as I enjoy the shadow realm I do not like it that much."

Roblar deeply says, "Like to fish."

Speaking to Shiril, Pukk says, "See."

Asben whispers something to Chandrellia.

Vlashandra says, "I've failed before. When I succeed, oh and we will succeed, I can wear my true face proudly."

Vlashandra nods at Shinann.

Ergwargen asks, "You no agree?"

Vlashandra says, "It is not for you to make sense of it."

Speaking to Leafiara, Ysharra says, "I'll come back and haunt her as a very tall and viscous wraith."

Roblar deeply mutters, "Demon fish."

Vlashandra says, "It is my journey. My trial. My mission."

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

Speaking to Vlashandra, Leafiara says, "At best it'll last a few seconds before someone guts you."

Ergwargen says, "Maybe we melt the creepy body."

Lylia coolly says, "If I am with you, you had best not fail. We have our own mission."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Zosopage asks, "Why can you not show us it now?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "Now that you said that you have to do your evil laugh."

Speaking to Xorus, Ysharra asks, "Still have your map, Professor?"

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee says, "... I have one more question."

Ergwargen says, "We trust creepy dead body making lady.."

Ysharra asks, "When do we do this?"

Speaking to Ysharra, Xorus asks, "Why would I need a map?"

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia asks, "Wait, just wait one damn minute, your journey, your trial your mission?"

Speaking in Dwarven, Gutstorm drunkenly says something you don't understand.

Ergwargen says, "Probably better to sacrifice her to the oil."

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

Vlashandra says, "I will not close the portal with you inside. We will do the ritual and return here."

Vlashandra says, "The portal cannot just..."

Vlashandra snaps her fingers.

Ysharra asks, "When?"

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

Speaking in Elven to Maelkyth, Lylia says something you don't understand.

Vlashandra says, "By week's end. I will let you know."

Ergwargen says, "She gona trap you all in the portal."

Leafiara amusedly says, "Right, I'm sure we can believe you on this one."

Hapenlok quietly says, "Things are starting to make a bit more sense now."

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

Speaking curiously to Vlashandra, Raelee asks, "When this is finished... the portal, you *do* know how to close it?"

Aeith says, "So many things rely on trust with someone who is not trustworthy."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Id close da portal fer jush a minoot to shee how deysh reactsh."

Vlashandra nods at Raelee.

Talman asks, "We going in?"

Xorus admits, "Cruxophim might not mind staying on the other side of it."

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

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia says, "So close it and reopen it prove to us you can."

Speaking to Raelee, Ysharra says, "All the same...I think I would feel better if you are your normal brilliant and innovative self, Magister."

Leafiara muses, "Thankfully, even if the portal is closed, I'd bet Crux would know know how to reopen it."

Speaking neutrally to Vlashandra, Raelee suggests, "Take care. It is not as simple as you may think."

Vlashandra says, "That is foolish."

Vlashandra nods at Chandrellia.

Hapenlok whispers something to Leafiara.

Ergwargen says, "Probably safer waiting under the tower watchin the oil come out then goin in dat portal."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "To close it we will have to sacrifice a couple of virgins."

Speaking softly to Vlashandra, Chandrellia asks, "Of course cause you say it right?"

Vlashandra says, "Then I suppose you will be here."

Vlashandra nods at Raelee.

Speaking to Raelee, Maelkyth asks, "So, don't know... can't know?"

Speaking to Raelee, Ysharra says, "I trust your insight and talents far more than this two-faced wretch."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I will miss you."

Vlashandra says, "One of our faces will work."

Hapenlok whispers something to Leafiara.

Vlashandra smirks.

Roblar deeply asks, "Anyun consider how dis may affect da Bleaklands?"

Leafiara whispers something to Hapenlok.

Speaking to Ergwargen, Lylia says, "It is not particularly safe, no. Few things are."

Speaking softly to Ergwargen, Chandrellia says, "You are pushing it."

Roblar deeply says, "Avin a direct portal to da realm dat seems to expand it."

Leafiara whispers something to Hapenlok.

Speaking to Melikor, Ysharra says, "Sorry. I had to. It's the law."

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

Raelee says, "Merely... complex."

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

Speaking to Chandrellia, Ergwargen says, "Im not pushin nothin.. there is no tower here to push."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Raelee says, "And I will be."

Speaking to Ysharra, Melikor says, "You're allowed to share."

Balley softly says, "You shall not have more from me."

Vlashandra licks her fingers.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Zosopage says, "Doing that may put us back to the beginning and have to start this all over."

Speaking dryly to Vlashandra, Shiril says, "Charming."

Hapenlok chants a short phrase, embers leaping from his fingertips, as he clenches his hand into a smoke-shrouded fist.

Hapenlok gestures at a rolton.

CS: +520 - TD: +3 + CvA: +25 + d100: +42 == +584

Warding failed!

Wisps of black smoke swirl around a rolton and he bursts into flame causing 372 points of damage!

The rolton collapses to the ground, emits a final bleat, and dies.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "It occurs to me there have not been many real answers here. Just that we're still doing what you want us to do."

Lylia whispers something to Chandrellia.

Speaking sagely to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Practicing, excellent."

Vlashandra says, "You don't have to."

Speaking pointedly to Vlashandra, Hapenlok says, "And that'll be you....eventually."

Vlashandra shrugs at Ysharra.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "For essentially the same reasons. The only thing that's changed are the stakes."

Speaking to Ysharra, Pukk asks, "Sounds insane doesn't it?"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Ergwargen says, "When dey all stuck in that portal you gonna have to tell me I was right."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra repeats, "Who are you?"

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth asks, "Like you have a problem with insanity?"

Pukk exclaims, "Never!"

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth asks, "Have you LOOKED at yourself?"

Vlashandra says, "Vlashandra."

Chandrellia softly asks, "Anyone else feel like a puppet on a string?"

Speaking to Ysharra, Hapenlok quips, "Ask it in Faendryl. I think she'll understand."

Shinann says, "No... you would not give your true name..."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Maelkyth says, "I feel more like a sock puppet."

Guarrin whispers something to Cryheart.

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pukk says, "I try not to...I don't want to be depressed."

Leafiara amusedly admits, "The hostage gambit was one heck of a chance to take when trying to blackmail the Landing, I have to say."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Ergwargen says, "Then I'm gonna pour oil on it and see if it melts.. might do dat while they in there just so I'm right."

Speaking gently to Chandrellia, Lylia says, "There are strings. It is a matter of perspective how they are attached."

Tiny colorful twinkling motes gather in the palm of Chandrellia's hand as she prepares a spell...

Chandrellia gestures at Ergwargen.

As an intense look of concentration crosses Chandrellia's face, a pulse of pearlescent energy ripples toward Ergwargen!

CS: +161 - TD: +21 + CvA: +12 + d100: +31 - +5 == +178

Warding failed!

Ergwargen shudders with sporadic convulsions as pearlescent ripples envelop his body.

Ergwargen is crushed for 50 points of damage!

... 35 points of damage!

Massive blow removes Ergwargen's left foot!

Ergwargen screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled left leg!

He is stunned!

... 35 points of damage!

Hard blow to abdomen looks painful!

Speaking softly to Ergwargen, Chandrellia says, "Shut up."

Speaking drunkenly to Chandrellia, Gutstorm says, "Meany."

Mekimin says, "He had it coming."

Vlashandra says, "Now who's insane..."

Vlashandra smirks.

Ycelacie works her hands and fingers through a practiced series of intricate gestures with a confident flourish, arcane phrases flowing freely off her tongue.

Ycelacie gestures at Ergwargen.

CS: +440 - TD: +46 + CvA: +12 + d100: +84 - -5 == +495

Warding failed!

Ergwargen's eyes roll up into his head as he slumps to the ground.

Ergwargen says something softly in his sleep.

Speaking softly to Ergwargen, Chandrellia says, "You poured hot oil in TSC over a lot of people, killing them. Don't push me."

Speaking to Ergwargen, Lylia says, "I believe she was rather unhappy at a matter of some boiling pitch poured on others' heads. I did not know about it myself."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "I'm the only sane one around...everybody else is insane."

Speaking drunkenly to Chandrellia, Gutstorm says, "Dat wash me."

Speaking to Ergwargen, Maelkyth exclaims, "That was you?!"


Concluding Remarks

Vlashandra says, "So there needn't be anymore reapers."

Ycelacie asks, "How did he wake up?"

Vlashandra says, "I shall keep my end of the deal. Let us not tip that balance."

Ergwargen's eyes flutter as he wakes up.

Speaking to Vlashandra, Viva says, "That's good."

Vlashandra says, "There is the matter of the splicer..."

Ergwargen says, "All these angry people."

Speaking softly to Ergwargen, Chandrellia asks, "Wanna continue?"

Vlashandra says, "That little shell of a gnome."

Speaking to Shiril, Pukk says, "You're insanely cute though."

Roelon deeply says, "Callid."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Lylia asks, "A gnome?"

Evia whispers something to Guarrin.

Hapenlok whispers something to Vlashandra.

Vlashandra smirks at Hapenlok.

Leafiara says, "Socius did refer to him as... a pile of flesh, or something like that."

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Speaking to Pukk, Shiril says, "Quaint, though amusing, recovery."

Leafiara says, "Something suggesting he's not... whole."

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

Ysharra asks, "Did we get an answer as to when, and I missed it, through the burnings?"

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.

Speaking to Shiril, Pukk says, "I understood 3 of those words."

Berost deeply says, "Anyone that goes into that portal is a right fool. I will be making sure whatever does come out, never goes back."

Ysharra asks, "When will this mad mission take place?"

Speaking to Ysharra, Melikor says, "Before the week is over, I heard."

Lylia says, "I would like to know when as well."

Vlashandra says, "Week's end."

Speaking to Berost, Lylia says, "Then be prepared to kill me upon my reeturn."

Leafiara amiably says, "Ah, good, a date for the return of a hero and the death of an adjudicator."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Ysharra says, "I hope you're as punctual as Magister Svala here."

Hapenlok whispers something to Vlashandra.

Roelon deeply says, "Celebration shall be held."

Speaking approvingly to Pukk, Shiril says, "Three words is better than two."

Speaking softly to Lylia, Chandrellia says, "You arent going alone, period."

Speaking to Shiril, Pukk says, "I would snuggle you, but you would probably blast me if I do."

Speaking deeply to Lylia, Berost says, "You still wanting to save a person who sacrificed themselves to save whoever they did. Right fool thing to do too."

Ysharra asks, "You know you'll get blamed for every stubbed toe and two-headed calf from now until winter, yes?"

Ysharra nods at Vlashandra.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Ergwargen says, "Too bad it didn't melt you with all those anger issues.. prolly why you always be in waiting."

Speaking amusedly to Pukk, Shiril says, "Probably."

Tiny colorful twinkling motes gather in the palm of Chandrellia's hand as she prepares a spell...

Chandrellia gestures at Ergwargen.

Chandrellia hurls a radiant ball of energy at Ergwargen!

AS: +219 vs DS: +20 with AvD: +42 + d100 roll: +55 = +296

... and hits for 152 points of damage!

Whiplike blast of plasma creates a gaping hole in Ergwargen's lower back!

Ergwargen drops dead at your feet!

Vlashandra shrugs.

Speaking to Ysharra, Evia says, "She deserves no comparisions to Magister Svala in any way."

Speaking drunkenly to Pukk, Gutstorm says, "Itsh a rishk werf takin."

Lylia says, "I do not believe this soulstone was ripped from her."

Ergwargen's body decays into compost.

Lylia says, "She cast it out to us."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "He'll be back."

Chandrellia softly says, "Sorry, I don't like being threatened."

Lylia says, "She must want to live."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "Somebody just died...it's your fault."

(Hapenlok drops his misericord at Vlashandra's feet as he walks away.)

Hapenlok drops a sharp toxin-covered misericord.

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "No, it's not her fault."

Maelkyth points at Chandrellia.

Maelkyth says, "It's her fault."

Speaking mischievously to Vlashandra, Hapenlok says, "I could have had ya. Right there."

Chandrellia softly says, "Yup."

Vlashandra says, "Such a tiny man for such a large volume of theatrics."

Mekimin defiantly says, "And why are we not doing worse to Vlashandra? She's a hundredfold the villain."

Vlashandra nods at Hapenlok.

Ysharra asks, "All right. Are we done, then?"

Asben whispers something to Chandrellia.

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pukk says, "No, it was clearly stated that everything will be Vlashandra's fault."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Hapenlok says, "You'll find I'm full of surprises."

Shinann says, "I am."

Ergwargen says, "When the evil wizard traps them all in the portal it will be Chandrellia's fault cuz she didn't want to melt them with oil."

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "Yes, and that narrative has grown oh-so tiresome."

Zosopage says, "I do understand trying to rescue her. There is always a chance her sacrifice doesn't have to be permanent and worth exploring but that best be the case."

Vlashandra says, "I believe we have an agreement."

Tiny colorful twinkling motes gather in the palm of Chandrellia's hand as she prepares a spell...

Chandrellia gestures at Ergwargen.

CS: +154 - TD: +32 + CvA: +12 + d100: +89 - +5 == +218

Warding failed!

Ergwargen suddenly stops all movement.

Shinann says, "No, we have a blackmailing."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pukk says, "Narrative.....I don't read."

Chandrellia softly asks, "Now can someone silence him please?"

Vlashandra says, "We will agree to disagree."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Pukk says, "That's your fault too."

Chandrellia softly asks, "Seriously?"

Shiril says, "And that... is how agreements work."

Suddenly, a large group of cudgel-waving townsmen come barreling in. They wrestle Ergwargen to the ground and drag him off, chanting something about tar and feathers!

Pukk says, "Bah."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Lylia says, "I want to hear more about this gnome sometime."

Chandrellia softly asks, "You seriously did that?"

Evia says, "Well well."

Shinann says, "Stop."

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "I'm pretty sure Hapenlok's to blame mostly."

Shinann says, "You had your revenge."

Vlashandra nods at Lylia.

Maelkyth exclaims, "See?!"

Lylia quietly says, "We have little enough time. Instead of tearing at ourselves like trapped reapers, we should avail ourselves of the one who could answer some of the questions we have."

Pukk exclaims, "Wait, wait, wait! Those townsmen should not be out here! They don't have jurisdiction out here!" [heh, but it's just an angry mob and not exactly the town guard or anything]

Lylia remarks, "Should she choose to."

Maelkyth asks, "What's with the aggression?"

Vlashandra says, "I met Callid through Octaven. He carved me good, a time or two."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Lylia says, "I see."

Speaking to Lylia, Ysharra says, "With a fire at one end and one another's gut at the other."

Speaking softly to Shinann, Chandrellia says, "I have just started, he is owed for every person he killed in TSC but I will get it one at a time, you are right this is not the place."

Vlashandra says, "He didn't really have the stomach for it truthfully. Not something so human."

Leafiara austerely says, "Ah, Octaven, of course. More sketchy dealings from the Hall's rogue mages as always."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn says, "He's really been branching out as a flesh artist then."

Speaking quietly to himself, Hapenlok says, "And eventually, she's next on my list."

Vlashandra says, "So I thought he and I could work together mutually for a brief time."

Speaking to Leafiara, Ysharra says, "Magister Svala has served her nobly and at great peril to herself."

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "...that was supposed to be amusedly, but heck, austerely works too."

Speaking deeply to Hapenlok, Roelon asks, "How long is that list?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I think we should burn down the Hall just to make sure."

Vlashandra says, "He is a sad man with a hopeless dream."

Lylia pointedly says, "We often find we do not work as well with others as we thought, if we enter into such agreements under false pretenses."

Speaking to Ysharra, Leafiara says, "I have nothing to fault Raelee for."

Speaking to Vlashandra, Faerinn asks, "What does he get out of all of this? Exposure?"

Guarrin asks, "What is his dream?"

Speaking wryly to Ysharra, Leafiara says, "...and she's the furthest thing from a rogue mage, anyway."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Except when she sneaks up on people."

Speaking to Guarrin, Maelkyth says, "Stop interfering, stick around and found out."

Hapenlok whispers something to Leafiara.

Speaking to Leafiara, Ysharra says, "We have always been the place where oddball and horrible characters come. You may not trust the Hall of Mages, but perhaps have a thought to those of them and the Empire who have risked much for us."

Maelkyth says, "It's the only way to answer these questions."

Vlashandra grins.

Vlashandra says, "The hour is late. We've work to do."

Lylia says, "I have worked well with any number of Hall mages."

Vlashandra says, "Agreeable, allied work."

Speaking to Raelee, Ysharra says, "Thank you for your continuing lesson in perspective, Magister."

Evia says, "We."

Hapenlok whispers something to Leafiara.

Speaking amusedly to Ysharra, Leafiara repeats, "Rogue mages, not all of them. Honestly, now."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pukk exclaims, "You know how to make an imp sound like a fire? Just douse them with oil and toss a match at them. You will hear a giant WOOOF!"

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

Balley whispers, "The Hall is soo much more corrupt than I thuoght."

Vlashandra leans in, whispering to the portal in admiration, "Soon."

Speaking softly to Legu, Chandrellia says, "Ahhh there is the other that enjoyed pouring hot oil on the people in TSC."

Speaking to Ysharra, Hapenlok says, "Yes, and the ones of the Empire who risked nothing but the lives of others to put us under their thumbs."

Speaking to Mekimin, Adalfuns says, "Still has three in his eyes."

Vlashandra says, "Goodnight all."

Speaking to Raelee, Ysharra says, "If anyone had told me four years ago I'd defend anyone south of the free port..."

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "Well, I suppose that's an option."

Guarrin asks, "Interfering?"

Vlashandra touches the scars along her face.

Lady Vlashandra just went southwest.


Discussion Afterward

Maelkyth exclaims, "Sweet dreams!"

Speaking to Ysharra, Hapenlok says, "While they sat safe at home."

Roblar deeply says, "So, now dat she gone.."

Roelon deeply says, "Well..."

Speaking to a black-flecked incarnadine portal, Pukk whispers aloud, "No hurry though."

Roblar deeply continues, "Let's chain her up soon as we go through."

Leafiara amusedly says, "The sheer number of ballistas, pylons, arrows, orbs, meteors, blades, and any number of other things that will be pointed at her head..."

Chandrellia softly asks, "Dreaming of your own face Vlashandra?"

Alvyara dully says, "Wonderful."

Gutstorm drunkenly asks, "Wot happen to da tower dat wash here?"

Aeith says, "Yeah, I don't trust any of that."

Mekimin exclaims, "This is madness! We can't let her continue!"

Roblar deeply says, "No trust dat witch."

Roelon deeply says, "Nothing's changed."

Balley softly says, "I am going to rest. I have grown weary of her."

Speaking amusedly to Roblar, Leafiara says, "Chains? She won't walk away alive."

Speaking quietly in Faendryl to Roblar, Tsarok says something you don't understand.

Speaking to Roblar, Shinann says, "I agree."

Ycelacie says, "Look folks."

Lylia wearily says, "She must continue, now that she has begun, or what happens next is likely to be worse."

Roblar deeply says, "First, we rip off her face."

Speaking to Mekimin, Adalfuns says, "They're fools if they do."

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "Perhaps we'll come across something for you, Balley, Alisette, and the others."

Roblar deeply says, "No one hides."

Berost deeply says, "She right crazy."

Chandrellia softly says, "Sadly I have to agree with Lylia on this."

Speaking to Alvyara, Ysharra says, "Have some hope. Things may yet go better than we fear."

Asben whispers something to Chandrellia.

Ycelacie says, "I think maybe if she had nothing useful to add we wouldn't be here."

Speaking wearily to Ysharra, Alvyara says, "I'm sure.. I'm sure..."

Ycelacie says, "Surely there has to be something we can add besides negativity."

(Maelkyth presses his face against the portal and yells, "Hey in there, come out!")

Ysharra says, "Mm. I'm going to try bed once more."

Hapenlok says, "I think you can release the sanctuary now."

Speaking to Ycelacie, Shiril says, "Not all is negative here."

Alvyara faintly says, "Bed is a very good idea."

Aeith says, "I don't trust her at all. She must know she won't escape justice once this is all over. Why not seal half of us in a portal and burn the town down after she gets what she wants."

Lylia exclaims, "Oh!"

Alvyara says, "Good evening, everyone."

Asben whispers something to Chandrellia.

Chandrellia whispers something to Asben.

Pukk asks, "Maybe Chandrellia and Balley can sit by the portal telling it nice little stories?"

Roblar deeply says, "Welps, got an emperor to meet wid."

Ycelacie says, "If we distrust her."

Roblar deeply says, "And his wife."

Speaking to Ysharra, Faerinn says, "Goodnight, I have camping and a vigil to attend to."

Roelon deeply says, "Unless we can steal that ..'body' she created, along with the splicer."

Speaking to Aeith, Leafiara professes, "She'll try, but we'll be out here watching for it."

Asben whispers something to Chandrellia.

Ycelacie says, "We don't have to confront her with it right now."

Speaking drunkenly to Chandrellia, Gutstorm says, "I bet it wash dat feller yooz kilt who wash grabin you from da shadowsh in TSC."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "We tried that trust me."

Speaking to Faerinn, Ysharra asks, "You might need a little space, hm?"

Lylia offers Ysharra a gold-latched rosewood jewelry box carved with tangled vines.

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

Ysharra accepts Lylia's jewelry box.

Ysharra just opened a gold-latched rosewood jewelry box carved with tangled vines.

Speaking to Aeith, Hapenlok says, "Well, hate to be seeming like i'm siding with her."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk asks, "Did Balley tell it the story of the scarab that went inside of her?"

Cryheart says, "Probably a good idea we dinnae loiter too long around this portal."

Ysharra exclaims, "Oh, thank you!"

Ycelacie says, "It would make more sense to just go along with it and make alternative plans in private."

Speaking to Aeith, Hapenlok says, "But portals CAN collapse, even without the conjurer's intervention."

Speaking to Ysharra, Faerinn says, "Oh, watching the motes that dance around western harbor in the morning."

Lylia says, "I thought of you the moment I saw it."

Ysharra says, "It's lovely, and I know just what it needs."

Speaking amusedly to Ycelacie, Leafiara says, "You talk like that hasn't been going on alrerady."

Speaking to Ysharra, Faerinn says, "They are quite the sight."

Ycelacie says, "Than.... no I don't believe you."

Ysharra says, "I have a gown at home with a spot in the collar where that can go."

Ycelacie says, "Tell us who you work for."

Speaking deeply to Faerinn, Roelon says, "We hae ah few days to try and find their chamber."

Ysharra says, "Very kind of you, and the ring itself is gorgeous. I will love having this as part of my wardrobe."

Lylia says, "I remember your saying you liked the gem. It is a fine specimen of it."

Speaking to Ycelacie, Maelkyth says, "Tell us we can trust you."

Speaking to Leafiara, Mekimin pleads, "You have to know by now that whatever she is calling to that 'perfect body', it is not your lost friend!"

(OOC) Hapenlok's player whispers to the group, "Seriously. Frustrating. I really wish Meteor Swarm was group friendlier."

(OOC) Hapenlok's player whispers to the group, "But godmode was on anyway."

Ycelacie says, "She knows more about this type of magic than we do."

Thrassus says, "The soulstone says otherwise."

Ysharra says, "It is. I love little so much as that mixture of grey and violet. It shows so well in wintery skies."

Speaking to Ysharra, Shiril prompts, "Well, are you going to show it off?"

Speaking to Mekimin, Leafiara explains, "She's trying to put Aralyte in it. ..assuming she's not lying about even that, anyway." [I missed the "to" in what Mekimin said, so this ended up being sort of a nonsequitur]

Speaking to Shiril, Pukk says, "Okay if you insist."

Speaking to Ysharra, Hapenlok says, "I wasn't joking, by the way. I meant for you to converse with her in your native tongue."

Xorus says, "I am morbidly curious either way."

Ysharra says, "Oh, it's a gem from Reim that I am most fond of."

Speaking to Mekimin, Leafiara says, "Either way, I wouldn't suggest being anywhere near this portal on that night."

Cryheart says, "Folks..I say let's head to town..away from the portal."

Ysharra says, "And the ring is this."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Ycelacie says, "I don't know enough to draw a conclusion."

Speaking to Leafiara, Mekimin asks, "When has she said anything but a lie so far?"

Speaking amiably to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "Up to you, Sir Knight."

Berost deeply says, "That damn stone could very well jest be the mage messin wit yas."

Speaking amusedly to Mekimin, Leafiara says, "That's what I just implied."

Roelon deeply says, "Lets move."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Swing by da bank, Cryheart, me heard dey got dat feller in da shtocksh."

Cryheart says, "Ok..moving."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Ysharra says, "I've tried it before."

Aeith says, "I don't think anything she plans to do is to help anyone but herself."

Speaking warmly to Ysharra, Shiril says, "Oh, that is quite lovely."

Speaking to Mekimin, Leafiara says, "I can't tell our citizens what to do. If some still want to help after all this, and believe her goal is what she says it is... that's their freedom."

Speaking to Ysharra, Hapenlok asks, "Oh, you did?"

[travel begins]

Mekimin sincerely admits, "I'm too angry for innuendo!"

Speaking to Mekimin, Leafiara admits, "I won't be anywhere near it, though."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I may not have a choice."

Speaking to Mekimin, Pukk exclaims, "It's never too bad for innuendos!"

[Town Square, East]

Here in the center of a broad plaza near the commercial area of the bazaar stands the impressive facade of the slate-roofed Moot Hall, where the citizens of Wehnimer's Landing hold various official, religious and social functions. Facing the square are some of the town's more prosperous shops, still doing business with the many customers who still frequent the streets at night. You also see a brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords, a dark-haired half-elven priestess and a large purple wooden barrel.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara,Pukk, Ycelacie, Lady in Waiting Chandrellia, Razanetika, High Lord Asben, Rasson, Berost, Aeith, Mekimin, Dame Evia, Zosopage, Bernadette, Viva, Guarrin, Roelon, Sir Cryheart, High Lord Gutstorm, Ceilia

Leafiara says, "Incidentally, as we prepare for the other ways she's going to attempt to force our hand..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Mekimin says, "There's no doubt of that."

Leafiara says, "If she takes any more hostages and I'm one of them, don't spare a thought for me. The town comes first."

Leafiara says, "...I'm sorry this all got this far. We should never have helped her gather the essences."

Aeith says, "Do the Hall of Mages know anything about this? I can't believe she is acting with any kind of authority at this point."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I say we have the Rooks blow up the outpost. That will make things better."

Speaking heavily to Pukk, Leafiara says, "I don't think they have quite enough orbs for that."

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Roelon says, "She would of found another way.."

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara says, "I know that."

Speaking to Leafiara, Guarrin says, "Easy to say that now though. No point looking back."

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Berost says, "Doesn't help we have folk still wantin ta go in. And rescue someone, from everything I been told, made her own choice to save folks."

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara says, "I said that, all throughout..."

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Roelon says, "She is mad enough to try it and fail again and again."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Okay then...new plan...We have the Rooks start blowing up the outpost and we set Happy loose on them at the same time."

Evia says, "She never needed the alchemy essences, it was the rest she needed."

Roelon deeply says, "Imagine the damage that would cause."

Speaking offhandedly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "That's already in the works."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I'm glad I thought of it then."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Well, because I liked a few people present in that area, I decided against mass destruction."

Speaking to Leafiara, Mekimin says, "She preyed on your hope to do right by your friend. But she stands to gain far more than we do from this dark work."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "But I let her know that she wasn't walking away from here, if I had anything to do with it."

Leafiara sighs, "Look, I'm just saying--protect the town, if it comes down to it. I'm only one person."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Pukk asks, "What's a few meteors amongst friends?"

Speaking confidently to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "She won't. I have no doubt."

Speaking softly to Mekimin, Chandrellia says, "Yes it does appear that way, but it's a little late for that now I am afraid."

Aeith says, "When this ritual happens, we will need failsafes upon failsafes."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Shpeakin of meteorsh, where ish goblyn."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "The moment Aralyte returns is the moment Vlashandra dies."

Berost deeply says, "The way she be whisperin at the portal ... she not givin one lick of a care in the worlds about the Pale Blade elf lady."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "We will stand by you Leafi we always have."

Hapenlok says, "No."

Ycelacie asks, "Are you sure conspiring here is smart?"

Hapenlok says, "No."

Hapenlok says, "And honestly."

Hapenlok asks, "The obbsession with that realm?"

Speaking to Ycelacie, Pukk asks, "When has conspiring in public ever worked against us?"

Leafiara flippantly says, "Don't worry, there are a large number of plans and machinations in the works that haven't been discussed openly."

Hapenlok says, "You know."

Mekimin says, "We need to know what she hopes to gain. It's not the mere favor she insists."

Speaking to Cryheart, Hapenlok asks, "Were you present when Elithain was slain?"

Speaking to Pukk, Ycelacie says, "I don't know, I think the sort of thing is useless."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Evia says, "She's someone's hopeful apprentice...she seeks her full reward, whatever that may be. Or perhaps worse."

Speaking pragmatically to Mekimin, Leafiara says, "I don't think it matters. We're getting Aralyte back and we're ending Vlashandra's life."

Hapenlok says, "I just had a horrific thought."

Cryheart says, "I was around...but that was a long time ago."

Speaking to Cryheart, Hapenlok asks, "Was Madelyne confirmed to be dead?"

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "You were around when the Drakes made the mountains."

Hapenlok asks, "I mean, with the nature of her urnon self....did anyone make really sure?"

Cryheart says, "I think so."

Speaking hopelessly to Leafiara, Mekimin says, "I hope it's not a terrible mistake to extend even that much trust."

Speaking to Cryheart, Hapenlok asks, "Did Cross have any surviving relations at all?"

Speaking to Mekimin, Leafiara says, "I'm not."

Cryheart says, "Nae that I know of."

Leafiara emphasizes, "I'm not helping. I'm not going anywhere near that portal again."

Leafiara says, "If some still want to be fool enough to do it..."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Some of us may not have a choice."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Damn it."

Speaking philosophically to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "There's always a choice."

Hapenlok says, "You know."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Asben says, "You do have a choice."

Hapenlok says, "I'm reminded a lot of Madelyne, and her total devotion to Elithain Cross."

Evia says, "There is something else beyond that portal besides Aralyte, positively."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I tried over and over. But she was watching too closely."

Aeith says, "We need to figure out what she really wants to do, and make sure to stop her before she reaches her goal."

Leafiara says, "...I haven't tried reaching out to the Warcats yet. Just about every other 'faction,' I've tried..."

Hapenlok says, "And she was just as unstable mentally as her urnon self."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Yes that is true, but what will the outcome of that choice mean for the rest of the people here? More killing, more mutilating bodies? I can't do it, I can't let this town go through that Leafi. You and everyone here has shown me nothing but gratitude and welcomed me with open arms."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "And I'm wondering if Cross had any blood relations."

Speaking to Leafiara, Mekimin admits, "I was entranced at first, even as she roasted me alive. Her magic is strong and I thought it was being bent towards a noble goal, regardless of its darkness. But sometimes darkness is just darkness."

Ycelacie asks, "Has anyone tried to act as a confidant?"

Speaking wearily to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "It doesn't matter anyway. There are enough people to be willing."

Ycelacie asks, "Since everyone distrusts her?"

Speaking shortly to Ycelacie, Hapenlok says, "No."

Roelon deeply says, "Or she will just take what she needs."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I hate being over a barrel, here."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Unless she is looking for just one or two and using that as a decoy as to not show she has interest in but a few."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "No... there would be enough even if it was no one but the Enclave."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "You know, I was about to stab her, when she brought up the found items."

Leafiara adds, "And at this point it might be just them and Maelkyth."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "And then, the point about the unfinished job."

Speaking coldly to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "So, when the job's done. If it's done. The [witch] dies."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok asks, "Agree?"

Speaking adamantly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "We have a deal."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "You will do what is right in your heart Leafi, we all trust you and have faith in you and what you do."

Hapenlok says, "If it goes very badly...the [witch] dies."

Hapenlok says, "Either way. She's not walking out of this."

Hapenlok says, "And Octaven is on my list."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Evia says, "Mind, she will no longer be whoever or whatever she is now when she comes back out."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Hey, I want her to return me shtachoo firsht."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Hapenlok says, "No."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Leafiara mutters, "I bet she's holding that hostage too."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "YESH."

Leafiara admits, "Actually, I'm surprised she didn't threaten to use it against us."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Hapenlok says, "...you don't want to trifle with me tonight, Dwarf."

Speaking softly to Hapenlok, Chandrellia says, "Please calm down."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Hapenlok warns, "Back off."

Ycelacie asks, "Wouldn't you all actually be interested to know what she knows?"

Speaking wryly to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "His secret is he's always angry."

Gutstorm drunkenly says, "Go ahead, kill me, Leafi will rezz me."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Good point."