Blood Son - 5120-08-09 - Implications, Operations, and Consternations (log)

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Phoenatos 9-10, 5120

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

This summary is so extensive, because the players and characters all around were so passionate, that I believe it should be either one or the other: read just the log or the summary, not both. I think it should be the log, but if you want the summary (or both), click the Expand button to the right.
  • As a crowd gathers in Town Square Central in advance of the Gryphons' escort of Malluch's followers, Mayor Leafiara, Chandrellia, Guarrin, Balley, Yardie, Elbromo, and others discuss that the mayor has written Judge Renpaw to review and possibly remove Marshal Thadston from power, with no word back yet. Balley says she's still not convinced it even still is Thadston.
  • A storm starts up and Rooks begin to move along the rooftops, and a white swirl presumed to be Rone's cloak darts between buildings. Malluch asks over thoughts if everyone's ready, and the Gryphons as well as another group head for the camps. Figures in red oak masks begin to approach as Sir Cryheart and Sir Geijon explain the plan: an advance group led by Leafi to clear the path and the Gryphons' group to protect the refugees, as well as defenders at Ivas' temple.
  • The figures say they're ready, all of them or none of them. Guarrin says they'd like to verify there are Landing citizens among them, so one takes off his mask to reveal that he's Adam, the dockworker who had doubted the Blood Son before. None of the others remove their masks, reiterating that it's all of them or none of them, and there's no sight of Malluch.
  • Cryheart warns that fake followers will be summarily dealt with, and Geijon has the refugees follow him. Leafi says that anyone who suspects an ambush and would like to remain in town should step away, and likewise Captain Stormyrain says militia members who wish to guard town instead of being potentially in proximity to Malluch should move back. Meanwhile, Akenna's familiar reports that a group is at the temple and ready to defend.
  • Thadston, over thoughts, orders the captains to stand down, saying they don't know who's among the masked fools and the bloodguards are dangerous killers with Grishom Stone's blood and face, and that he's given orders to take in the bloodguards dead or alive. Stormy says anyone outside of town is acting as a citizen and this isn't a militia event, but the Gryphons'. Leafi affirms that there's at least one citizen being escorted. Geijon says Thadston's esclating the situation and Leafi says he's interfering with a Gryphon operation. Hapenlok warns that he's in front of the barracks right now and Leafi says everyone's aware of a trap and that's exactly why we need the militia in town right now.
  • Sir Geijon's group, with the aid of (I assume) Akenna, attempts to portal the refugees over, but no go. Almost immediately after leaving the camps, bandits attack Leafi's group and friendly fire hits some of Malluch's followers in the process, then a far larger squad of bandits attacks Geijon's group. Another attack on Leafi's group as the Gryphons move back to check on the followers who had fallen behind, then another attack on the Gryphons.
  • Eventually attacks slow and both groups make it to the Vipershroud without incident, only to hit an ambush there of not just bandits, but exploding prisms. Meanwhile, back in town, the Rooks drop out of sight from the roofs. Malluch's followers proceed, trying to avoid the bandits and prisms.
  • Prisms besiege the Gryphons' group and they have to withdraw to tend to the dead, so the advance group moves on to the temple only to find that bandits have already attacked Akenna's group there. Once they're dealt with, some of Malluch's followers with the advance group make it to the temple entrance, but heavier assaults from larger mobs of bandits and prisms stall out the Gryphon group and its larger escort.
  • Rone is spotted running past the Gryphons, then is spotted at the temple before disappearing into the shadows. Nonetheless, no attack occurs and the rest of the escort arrives. One of the shorter ones asks if they're here and another short one asks if they're safe, then a taller figure removes his mask to reveal that he's Malluch. He invites everyone to proceed inside, as does Kothos, and many head in, some removing their masks and others not. Kothos asks that those still healthy set up their tents in the courtyard while the sick and afflicted can take up rooom in the ward. Malluch tells them to rest well and says the Blood God comes on Niiman.
  • Thadston, over thoughts, asks if the citizens and travelers have made it safely. Leafi, Faerinn, Cryheart, and Lylia say that they have--right before Leafi realizes they shouldn't have told him that. Thadston says good, then orders the militia to execute Operation Stonewall, not letting one bloodguard leave the forest and burn the bodies. Stormy asks "Sir?" and Leafi asks if he's gone mad and if they even know of this operation.
  • Militiamen swarm the tents and the bloodguards attack, in the process killing the earliest to arrive--Roelon, Chandrellia, Hap, Kippe, and Leafi--in a show of overwhelming force. As other town defenders arrive, almost all are struck down immediately: Dame Evia, Lazaryth, Berkana, Xayd, Ycelacie, Chamorr, Draught... The militia maintain their numbers advantage, but their abilities aren't enough to even distract the bloodguards from concentrating on the bigger threats as they obliterate Iskandr, Yakushi, Guarrin, Stormyrain in quick succession.
  • Leafi tells Thadston to withdraw because he's outmatched, just as Cryheart is the next to eat it, leaving Warclaidh and Roblar alone. Stormy curses at Thadston over what he's done, Leafi says he's been using the militia as his personal army since the day he joined, and the condemnation only continues to fly. Chandrellia says he'll get everyone killed; Leafi says he applied for citizenship and ran for marshal in the same week, joining to execute a personal agenda against Raznel and now Malluch; Cruxophim says he's clearly deranged; Hapenlok says the tents aren't as unoccupied of innocents as he thinks and asks how many will pay the price because Thadston's trying to make amends for failings with his son.
  • Malluch shouts at him to stop or the guards will keep defending, as Faerinn asks how many Thadston's going to take with him with his suicidal ideation. Stormy asks where he is and Leafi searches for him at the camp, getting killed again along with Pukk for the efforts. She says Renpaw better listen even more seriously to her about Thadston's removal from power, as Stormy orders the militia to stand down and return to town. Leafi backs her up, saying to ignore Thadston's threats of arrest for disobedience and she'll pardon all who stand down. Thrassus reports seeing Thadston in the camp, as Roblar goes down.
  • Thadston locates the dead Roblar, Asben, Razanetika, Pukk, and Leafi at the camp and drags them back to town, finally ordering the militia to stand down midway. Hap says it's the most sense he's heard from him tonight and Faerinn tells him to resign while he's on a roll. Ushakaron wonders if he's even Thadston anymoore since he came back from his Bleaklands trip, as Balley had earlier. Hap says we're beyond asking Judge Renpaw to remove him and she says if he wants a duel, have at it. Thadston continues dragging bodies back as Malluch calls him an idiot who caused even bigger problems. Geijon says Thadston's acting irrational and asks Stormy what's the call. When he's finally finished dragging bodies back, the Gryphons, Falicor, and Stormy stare at him blankly, but he heads to the outside of Moot Hall and says he's there if Leafiara has anything to say.
  • Thadston gets slammed from all sides:
    • Goldstr says he's cursed and Geijon tells him to stand and account.
    • Leafi says he's on a power trip, and has lost his mind and any sense of assessing the situation. He says he supposes in some way he has, and she says he trusts in nobody besides himself and threatens his own captains with charges of arrest.
    • Pietra asks how he can think he's right when he's getting so many people killed.
    • Malluch, over thoughts, says he's an ignorant fool who's caused so much of this problem; Geijon says he set bait and is no saint, Leafi tells him to stuff his sad acting, Lylia says he owes the town twenty-eight years of imprisonment, and Faerinn tells him to get in a cell too.
    • Roelon says Thadston threatens more lives than he thinks he's saving.
    • Geijon says we've tolerated too much of Thadston's ego.
    • Goldstr says Sir Andrews needs to look inside himself deeply.
  • Malluch comes to the scene to yell at Thadston, and Stormy tells him he's under arrest, but Thadston slams a fist into his face, knocking him down. Cryheart tries to calm the situation down, but Thadston presses his boot into Malluch's neck and says he'll break it if he squirms. Goldstr, Crux, Akenna, Stormy, Geijon, Leafi, and Falicor warn him to back down, as Thrassus says it's unnecessary and Roelon says Thadston's become a monster. Thadston pulls Malluch up and slams him into Moot Hall, as Chandrellia asks if he hasn't done enough and Lylia says to arrest him again and learn how he eluded captivity.
  • Malluch offers his hands to Stormy, smiling widely with bloodied teeth and saying he (presumably Grishom) will come for him anyway. Leafi congratulates him on getting what he wanted because Thadston's fool enough to fall for it. Pietra asks why we're arresting Malluch and not Thadston; Geijon says we're navigating that, as Stormy summons the militia to take Malluch away and put him under watch.
  • Leafi says she could call the town guards, but first would rather hear him explain himself and if he has any better defense than his no more Chastons line. Thrassus says Thadston should hire better mercenaries and Thadston just asks "mercenaries?" Faerinn asks if that's what happened and Leafi says he struck two deals with the Rooks when fighting Raznel and asks why we should put it past him; Thadston says he didn't hire the bandits and has no wealth for that. She asks if he brokered a deal with Alendrial, then, since she was just as concerned about the Blood Son as him.
  • Thadston asks about Geijon wanting to blame him when it was his Order's reckless agreement to make the escort that caused this tactic. He says the shine in his spurs blinds him, but Geijon says they escorted the defenseless while he instigated and then battled Stone clones to get people killed. Thadston says we should be concerned about anything with strings too Stone, but Geijon says Thadston's the easiest of Grishom's enemies for Stone to deal with because of his blind rage. Leafi says we are concerned, but he's the one recklessly throwing others' lives away.
  • Stormy says we should also be concerned with strings of other sorts, and Thadston just glances at her. Leafi calls for Khylon to send town guards to Moot Hall on standby. Thadston says the men he sent knew the risks and wanted it, and some of Stone's golems escaped, but we'll find them--just like we got rid of a ship of them, we can do more. Lylia says Stone can always make more, Leafi says we had to send our best into that ship while Thadston sent anyone he could find, and Lylia says if Thadston had spoken with anyone, he'd know the bloodguards are not easily removed. Thadston says it's an error he won't make again, but Hap says the men were barely trained and he sent them to die. Leafi asks if he even consulted his captains so he could strategize,
  • Thadston says "we have an internal operation underway." Everyone questions who the "we" is and Leafi asks if he's gone to Mother for the third time, then asks Captain Stormyrain if she knows of the operation. She says she did not, and Thadston says the integrity of the mission required a tighter circle.
  • As others challenge that he doesn't trust his own captains and that someone who's been in the militia since its latest reconfiguration has no place in his inner circle, Thadston says no offense, but the Captain already made her involvement clear with the Gryphons and escort and the last thing he needed was public disagreement resulting in another attack from the Warcats. (The Warcats being a rogue militia group which had previously attacked Thadston following a heated argument in which Stormy disagreed with Thadston's use of an illusion to disguise himself as Mayor Walkar to attack Disean, disgracing the dead, and he said at least his ruse was a success, unlike her.)
  • Amidst calls that Thadston is paranoid, treasonous, and seditious, Mayor Leafiara tells the town guard to take him into custody for conspiring against the town and tells Thadston that the Warcats are exactly what he was likely to stir up tonight, asking if he understands why he even gave rise to them and why Captain Stormyrain brought an end to them. The guards asks if she's sure, and she reaffirms her letter to Renpaw requesting Thadston's removal, saying that Thadston is tearing apart the foundation of our militia.
  • Geijon says the town guard can't handle confining Thadston and offers that the Gryphons hold him, and indeed the guards move slowly and tentatively toward him. Leafi tells him this is the end unless he can give some clear answers, which he can do from custody, and Stormy says he's compromised and in turn has compromised our town. Militia members stand near Thadston, ready to defend him, and he says "come and arrest me then." Leafi accepts Geijon's offer and asks Stormy for her orders and she says she doesn't know if she has men left, as whatever's taken over Thadston's mind has won over some of the militia.
  • Geijon says, with the acceptance of Mayor Leafiara, the Order of the Silver Gryphon will be taking Thadston into custody. Leafi asks Thadston if he's willing to battle our citizens to resist arrest, and he asks if she is. Ycelacie uses a black shard to dispel the sanctuary and Crux obliterates Thadston with a Wither spell. With Thadston neutralized, The town guards move in--but the militia leap into combat against them and a street brawl starts as several try to calm the situation down. Eventually both sides stand down and Leafi resurrects Thadston, as the azure light snakes around his neck.
  • Crux binds him when he's up and Thadston tells the militia to listen to Captain Stormyrain, as they're done fighting. Ycelacie implodes him for good measure, because everyone tells her that's unnecessary and the guards come to arrest her for a hanging. Chandrellia heals up what's left of him, and Casiphia looks on from the edge of the street before sighing and walking off.
  • Leafi says if Thadston can explain the magic affecting him, then we can revisit his position; he says he doesn't recall the judge issuing a decree yet; she asks if he knew about his review and still chose this plan tonight. The Gryphons ask Thadston his choice of where they'll be taking him tonight and he says the Faendryl Enclave has offered him a place to stay. Geijon says the Enclave can have him, Cryheart says the Holding (of the Gryphons) doesn't have a cell, and Evia says they can have him in view of how well Vlashandra did over there. Stormy agrees to let them have in, so Leafi agrees the Enclave it is. Lylia thanks her and says this is a matter of legal justice and they take such matters seriously.
  • Geijon says Thadston doesn't even recognize them and Thadston says he's a tarnished knight calling a stained kettle rusty. Just before he leaves with Lylia, Goldstr tells him to get his head well again. Geijon says it's Stone's handiwork and Leafi says he played right into it against all warnings. Thadston glares at her and she says she doesn't care what he thinks of her, nor his veiled threat not to allow her back into the militia, but it's come too far when he disrespects his own captains.


Highlights

[General] Pukk thinks, "You know when all the Gryphons are at a Dreavening getting spells that it's going to get real tonight."
Yardie says, "I've seen so much, and I've yet to get accustomed to it.  It's led to lots of drinking and smoking."
The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "So there I was. Me against a hundred of those bloodguards and I was killing them all when all of a sudden a squirrel jumped out and caught my attention... squirrels will be the death of me."
Iskandr says, "I mean, when we put this all on the scales of justice, there will be this heavy side full of sending scores of people to be cut down by golems but then this other side of the scale where he saved Pukk."
Pukk exclaims, "Next on our fighting agenda is Madmountan vs Roblar!"
Speaking to Hapenlok, Goblyn exclaims, "Do go maybe be angry in some things, Hapenlok, and this will make you feel nice!"


Log

Idle Discussion

[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 cliff curhound, the Cidven disk, the Wolfloner disk, an amber-eyed tawny range wolf that is sitting, a fickle glacier spirit that is flying around, a sugar-dusted golden doughnut, an onion and garlic-stuffed bread, some chocolate cream-spread cookies, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, some stone benches with some stuff on it, an herbal remedy donation bin and obvious signs of someone hiding.

Also here: Mayor Leafiara, Eleftheros, Vef, the body of Stiara who is lying down, Pukk, Great Lord Fauwkes, the body of Phounix who is lying down, Hedron, Commotion, Lord Chamorr, Falicor, Gherraltis, Elbromo, Guarrin, Cidven, Kippe, Rakky, Kondus, Lord Xexel who is sitting, Lord Nordred, Journeyman Yavs, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Yardie, Lady in Waiting Chandrellia who is sitting, Nedun who is sitting, Squire Legionnaire Iskandr who is sitting

Speaking softly to Phounix, Chandrellia says, "If you get raised and you hurt the cleric that does it I will kill you again."

Speaking to Stiara, Pukk says, "Geesh, you need to lay off the sweets."

[General] Loscar thinks, "That's pretty appropoe."

Speaking to Leafiara, Yardie says, "Speaking of biting."

Speaking to Phounix, Falicor says, "That might be helpful."

[General] Loscar thinks, "So I'm lost now."

[General] Pietra asks, "Pick another place to go?"

Stiara softly says, "Oh, I don't need spells... I'm not much of a fighter."

Stiara softly says, "But thanks."

The ghostly voice of Phounix asks, "What happened?"

Speaking softly to Phounix, Stiara says, "Box accident from... Quintessa, I think."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "She's a lover not a fighter."

The ghostly voice of Phounix says, "Tell her thanks."

Stiara softly says, "Whew."

[General] Loscar thinks, "Well I'm climbing now."

The ghostly voice of Phounix says, "I was dozing off then bang."

Speaking softly to Stiara, Chandrellia says, "Well you do love your boxes."

Speaking to Stiara, Yardie says, "I had an accident last eve."

Stiara softly says, "I so do."

Speaking softly to Stiara, Chandrellia exclaims, "See!"

Stiara softly exclaims, "Back to 'em!"

Speaking to Stiara, Yardie asks, "Explosion?"

Speaking to Yardie, Iskandr asks, "Is that your excuse for dressing like a mess for a ball?"

Stiara softly says, "An elemental wave."

The ghostly voice of Phounix asks, "Mayor?"

Speaking curiously to Phounix, Leafiara asks, "Yeah?"

The ghostly voice of Phounix says, "Someone said ye tastes fibery."

Yardie says, "Dangerous profession. One that I'm slowly learning."

Speaking curiously to Phounix, Leafiara says, "Huh, I've only ever heard I taste sweet."

The ghostly voice of Phounix says, "Dis must be a dream."

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "I dressed like a mess for a ball because, yes I was exploded just like she was."

Leafiara musingly says, "I'll be back in... hopefully not too long, friends. I have to prepare for whatever insanity awaits tonight."

[General] Loscar thinks, "The world's longest rope ladder."

[General] Chamorr asks, "Where ya going?"

[General] Pietra thinks, "He's randomly travelling towards Illistim."

[General] Loscar thinks, "Well now I'm in a mining cart."

[General] Chamorr thinks, "Stop at Tregg's tavern."

[General] Pietra exclaims, "Duck!"

[General] Chamorr thinks, "He passed it."

[General] Loscar thinks, "Ooooh pretty lights."

[General] Xayd asks, "Goose?"

[General] Loscar thinks, "I'm on another cart."

[General] Pietra exclaims, "You're over halfway to Illistim now!"

[General] Loscar asks, "Do I duck?"

[General] Pietra thinks, "When in the carts, you might want to duck, yes."

[General] Loscar thinks, "Yeah but we used to have to I remember being here and getting decapitated."

[General] Loscar thinks, "So...I'm here now."

[General] Syntharis asks, "Struck out to make your fortune in the mines of Zul Logoth?"

[rerturn to TSC]

Phounix asks, "Why don's we jes cures 'em?"

Speaking quietly to Wrenkin, Kailii says, "I got one."

Kailii quietly says, "Erm."

Speaking to Roelon, Yardie says, "Because they're zelaots."

[General] Loscar thinks, "I don't...I don't know where I am."

Speaking heartily to Phounix, Chamorr says, "Coodies, they has coodies."

Speaking quietly to Chamorr, Kailii says, "Eww coodies."

Yardie says, "It's not as simple as healing them."

[General] Aasterinian thinks, "That'd be a mountain."

Phounix says, "Why."

Speaking to Phounix, Iskandr says, "They want crazy blood magic, not totally normal empath magic."

[General] Zaavaster asks, "What do your surroundings look like?"

Leafiara dubiously asks, "What are we talking about?"

Yardie says, "Personally, I'll say it again. It's a ruse."

Leafiara says, "Oh, Malluch's imaginary people, right."

Wrenkin says, "Thank ya kindly."

Phounix exclaims, "We gots lots o crazy blood peoples here!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Iskandr says, "Long story, let's not talk about it."

Yardie says, "I understand deception....better than most."

[General] Loscar thinks, "Whistler's Pass, Talus slope."

Roelon deeply asks, "Seems so?"

Leafiara says, "To go along with his imaginary healing powers."

Phounix says, "Jes listen at da tables."

Chandrellia softly says, "Apparently several of the fellas have a thing for bitting the Mayor."

[General] Pietra thinks, "Yep, you're on a mountain."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Yardie says, "I didn't bite the Mayor."

Phounix asks, "Is it true?"

[General] Zaavaster thinks, "Time to build a cabin and become a hermit."

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Roelon says, "Maybe he should of signed up fir Bardfest. He puts on ah good show."

Phounix asks, "Chocolate chip?"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Iskandr says, "I made an odd mistake once, I've explained myself."

[General] Loscar thinks, "I just went under it though how does that happen..."

Guarrin says, "We don't need to give him a literal stage as well."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Yardie says, "I simply asked if people gained healing properties from doing so."

Speaking amusedly to Roelon, Leafiara says, "Eh, I don't know. I think he would have taken eighteenth place out of eighteen."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Yardie says, "It's a fair question."

Speaking softly to Yardie, Chandrellia says, "Seeing as she is a cleric and not healer I would say no."

Phounix asks, "What kind od sickness does dey have?"

Leafiara says, "In any case, yes, this is almost surely a trap."

Speaking softly to Yardie, Chandrellia says, "However, you just may see the light."

Leafiara says, "The question is which kind."

Speaking to Wrenkin, Falicor says, "Not the best song I have ever heard."

Speaking to Leafiara, Iskandr asks, "The biting or the Blood Cult?"

Falicor says, "Not the worst."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Yardie says, "I just might."

Speaking to Leafiara, Guarrin says, "Or how many."

Leafiara says, "And what Thadston's failing to realize is that nearly every kind of trap would prefer to have him and the militia out there."

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie asks, "Both, really?"

Phounix says, "Dey need better slogan makers."

Phounix asks, "Blood cult?"

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "He won't see it either, he refuses to."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "I know."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "He may need to retire and give his position up after this."

Phounix says, "Dat's not a verra friendly monicker."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "I've already written to Judge Renpaw to request the removal of Thadston from power."

Leafiara says, "With the support of Captain Stormyrain as well."

Phounix says, "Renpaw."

Speaking to Leafiara, Guarrin asks, "Any word on that yet?"

Leafiara says, "Whether the Judge has gotten it, I don't know."

Speaking to Leafiara, Yardie says, "I still admire your patience. Other places would have ended it in dramatic fashion."

Balley softly says, "I have said for a long time.. Something is off with Thadston."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia asks, "Can I sign my name too?"

Balley softly says, "He is different."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "You could, but... it means more coming from a militia captain."

Leafiara says, "Because..."

Elbromo says, "Hmm."

Balley softly says, "That thing hovering around him is controlling his brain."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Oh yes, I'll just sign right under hers."

Leafiara says, "If the captains can't trust their marshal, and if the marshal can't trust his captains, then there is no militia."

Elbromo says, "Same ol psychopath to me."

Leafiara says, "There's just a man on a power trip."

Chandrellia softly says, "I'll be back."

Balley softly says, "I have been saying that for YEARS."

Phounix asks, "So is it gonna be safe ta hunts out dere?"

Speaking to Elbromo, Yardie says, "Psychopaths have charming aspects. It's rather intriguing. He doesn't need to do anything but stir up more support."

Balley softly says, "Like I said last year.. The vision we need to kill everyone even..."

Speaking to Balley, Leafiara says, "I think many of us wanted to believe, wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt... but this has gone too far."

Speaking to Phounix, Yardie asks, "Wait, you're actually going to GO out there?"

Balley softly says, "I still am not convinced that even is Thadston."

Phounix asks, "Kill everyone?"

Leafiara says, "Honestly, we probably should have seen this coming from the moment he applied for citizenship and applied to be marshal in the exact same week."

Leafiara says, "Wanted to start his first day in the militia at the very top of it."

Speaking to Phounix, Iskandr says, "Watch out for blood golems."

Balley softly says, "I agree."

Leafiara says, "It might be legal, but it wasn't honorable."

Leafiara says, "Or respectable."

Balley softly says, "Then after he returned with his shadow lady."

Phounix says, "Blood cult, blood golems . . . ."

Balley softly says, "He is not to be trusted."

Speaking to Balley, Yardie asks, "Shadow Lady? There's a Madame Blood?"

Balley softly says, "I know the captains and I have argued that point for a while now."

Speaking to Yardie, Iskandr says, "If we wait nine months, maybe there will even be a Blood Baby."

Balley softly says, "The shadow lady is that shadow like thing that clings around Thadston."

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "Blood Baby? Baby Blood? Would make for a terrible song."

Speaking softly to Iskandr, Balley says, "That is funny."

Leafiara says, "Yes... the conditions I gave to Renpaw, and again Stormyrain backs this up too, is that either Thadston needs to explain what in the world that creepy magical voice that threatens people around him is or step down."

Balley softly says, "There is still all this talk of Grishom and YET he has to appear."

Leafiara says, "Even if he does explain it, I bet the explanation will *also* mean he needs to step down."

Balley softly says, "I think Malluch is a big phony."

Phounix sings:

"Oh baby

Be my blood baby . . ."

Leafiara agrees, "He so is."

Balley softly says, "He is using the name to scare and get his way."

Speaking to Leafiara, Iskandr says, "Even without the voices, he seems quite unbalanced."

Speaking to Iskandr, Leafiara says, "Well... yeah, there's that too."

Balley softly says, "He is here to get revenge and get back at everyone and everything that got him convicted."

Speaking to Balley, Yardie says, "Phony or not, that doesn't matter. What matters is that people believe him. Fully. Therefore, he's dangerous."

Phounix says, "Good ting I dins do anytin' to him."

Iskandr says, "My only goal tonight is not necessarily to avoid death, but to avoid what happened to Crux the other night."

Iskandr says, "That looked......"

Balley softly says, "Yes, people do believe him, If you were to have seen him before he escaped you would be very skeptical now."

Iskandr says, "....horrible...."

Leafiara says, "I'm not sure how many really do believe Malluch or if they're just trying to play in to his trap, making him think he's winning so they can turn it on him later."

Balley softly says, "He was an idiot, babbling, confused, no memory and blind."

Leafiara says, "That said, I don't intend to aid with the escort tonight."

Speaking to Iskandr, Umbazi asks, "What happened to Crux the other night?"

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "If it does happen to you, I want to remind you that I was always nice to you."

Phounix asks, "What happened ta him?"

Iskandr asks, "How to even explain what I saw?"

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "Except for the time that I made fun of you wearing a dress, because your legs were hairy." You feel more refreshed.

Phounix says, "Hairy."

Leafiara says, "A bloodguard attacked the outpost, Crux ate it like he eats everything, and then it mildly disagreed with him and he exploded to turn into another bloodguard."

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "But we can forget that, yes? I don't need another creature after me."

Leafiara dryly says, "Seriously, that's what happened."

Phounix asks, "What's with all da blood references?"

Phounix says, "It's not very conducive ta tha peace process."

Umbazi says, "So that's clear. Don't eat the bloodguard."

Speaking to Leafiara, Yardie says, "This town."

[General] Pukk thinks, "You know when all the Gryphons are at a Dreavening getting spells that it's going to get real tonight."

Speaking heartily to Umbazi, Chamorr says, "Note to self."

Balley softly says, "Blood from Blood Magic,"

Speaking to Leafiara, Yardie says, "Can't even have a decent meal without it turning against you."

[General] Darcena exclaims, "Not all of them!"

Balley softly says, "Blood is a powerful thing."

[General] Pukk exclaims, "You're late!"

Phounix says, "Mebbe we should jes settles wit shirts an skins."

Speaking to Phounix, Leafiara says, "Well, that's the funny thing. He calls himself the Blood Son and he practices blood magic and calls his soldiers the bloodguards, yet every time threats of violence are happening, he plays innocent."

Iskandr says, "Though with perhaps a bit more control, perhaps whomever is mucking around with this blood magic can just have blood golem creatures burst out of totally normal blood."

Leafiara says, "The only 'blood' thing he hates is a bloodbath."

[General] Darcena thinks, "I have another task to perform, but have encouraged others to come and help."

Phounix says, "Sounds like da panhandler in me home village."

Speaking to Leafiara, Yardie asks, "But he has his supporters for that. Why delve into bloodletting when someone else can do it for you?"

Balley softly says, "NOT ALL Blood Mages are bad."

Speaking amusedly to Balley, Leafiara says, "I know. There's you and Crux and Stormy...rain, after all."

Balley softly says, "NOT all are EVIL or have EVIL intent."

Balley softly says, "Right."

Speaking to Balley, Yardie says, "Magic makes me uneasy. Blood magic seems terrifying."

Balley softly says, "I am a Blood Witch."

Balley softly says, "I study and practice Blood Magic."

Speaking to Yardie, Leafiara admits, "Well, it does take some getting used to, but you should probably speak to our most trusted blood mages about it."

Balley softly says, "I am not evil."

Phounix exclaims, "Dat's how!"

Phounix exclaims, "So, it's bloods agin bloods!"

Balley softly says, "I do not think I am evil anyway."

Speaking to Balley, Iskandr says, "Yes, but this seems different. The whole affront to the Gods nature of it."

Speaking to Balley, Yardie says, "You don't seem evil to me."

Chamorr glances at Balley.

Phounix says, "Dis place is crazy."

Balley softly says, "Malluch is using blood magic to gain control."

Balley softly asks, "What Chamorr?"

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "The gods greatest strength is the powerful of belief in its worshippers."

Balley softly asks, "You did not know I was a Blood Witch?"

Balley softly says, "I thought everyone knew that."

Speaking heartily to Balley, Chamorr says, "Hooligan."

Speaking to Balley, Yardie says, "He was too busy biting things."

Phounix says, "Well, I is new, please ta meets yas."

Speaking amiably to Phounix, Leafiara exclaims, "Welcome to the Landing!"

Balley softly says, "Nice to meet you too Phounix."

Balley softly says, "Malluch is getting blood willingly."

Phounix asks, "Mayor, coulds I kiss yer hand?"

Speaking to Phounix, Yardie says, "We met already...but welcome."

[General] Loscar thinks, "I'm still...lost."

Speaking amusedly to Phounix, Leafiara says, "Sure, why not."

Balley softly says, "Blood given is more powerful than that taken unwillingly."

Phounix exclaims, "Ha!"

Phounix exclaims, "Salty!"

Balley softly says, "Many people want him to heal them so he takes their blood willingly."

Phounix exclaims, "Tole yas!"

[General] Loscar thinks, "Whistler's pass, Montane Foresst."

Speaking to Phounix, Yardie exclaims, "I was gonna ask!"

Balley softly says, "Others took from people unwillingly."

Phounix says, "Not chocolate chip after all."

Balley softly says, "Raznel for one took blood because she wanted to control them."

Speaking to Phounix, Yardie says, "Like I said. Too much fiber."

Iskandr says, "Chandrellia did promise chocolate chip."

Balley softly says, "You will get used to all this if you hang around Landing."


Approaching Storm

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

Leafiara amusedly says, "Ain't that the truth."

Speaking to Balley, Yardie says, "No, you won't."

Balley softly says, "Storm a coming."

Speaking in Guildspeak, the ghostly voice of Esias says something you don't understand.

Yardie says, "I've seen so much, and I've yet to get accustomed to it. It's led to lots of drinking and smoking."

Balley softly asks, "I gues we are joining you Leafi?"

Leafiara says, "We can give it a few more moments."

Phounix says, "Me too, me too."

Leafiara says, "I suspect Sir Cryheart will be here, since it's his order leading the escort..."

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "Don't become a golem."

Speaking to Yardie, Iskandr says, "Will try not to."

Yardie exclaims, "Oh!"

Phounix exclaims, "Gonna kick some blood, blood, blood whatever butt!"

Speaking to Maelkyth, Akenna exclaims, "That was fun!"

Speaking to Akenna, Maelkyth says, "Your aim is so much better'n mine, and doesn't leave me travel sick."

Speaking to Akenna, Maelkyth asks, "Wanna make the rounds?"

[General] Pukk thinks, "Cryheart is not doing his duty..I thought duty...yes duty..."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Akenna says, "The trick to it is my lazy fox."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Akenna asks, "Ready?"

Yardie says, "It's a little ranger figurine."

[General] Leafiara observes, "Another rainy Landing night it is."

[General] Pukk thinks, "He doesn't believe me! I don't know why."

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "It was in a chest that...didn't kill me."

Leafiara muses, "At least Dreaven has good timing tonight."

[General] Loscar thinks, "Leaf I am lost, there is a new dragon I just got, I duno where to go. I am sitting on a bench."

Yardie says, "It's like the cold, all over again."

[General] Pietra thinks, "He headed towards Illistim."

Iskandr says, "I hope I can just keep smoking this cigar all night, but I doubt it."

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "Takes skill to fight with a cigar."

Speaking to Yardie, Iskandr says, "I guess I should invest in a pipe."

[General] Loscar thinks, "I'm on a bench now."

Speaking softly to Phounix, Balley says, "Welcome to town and if you have any questions on things many here will be happy to fill you in or answer those questions."

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "Fighting with a pipe? Uncivilized."

Speaking softly to Phounix, Balley says, "Oh, I am rude, sorry. I am Balley, Gypsy Scribe and Seer."

Phounix sings:

"I stumbles, swings an misses

A mummy I mightily fells

These beasts they wants ta kills me

Tis why I needs some spells"

Faerinn asks, "Has Guarrin checked in yet?"

Leafiara says, "He stopped by briefly a little while ago."

Phounix sings:

"Live can be so dangerous

Killin' fearce beasts is hard

I don's wants ta makes a fuss

Jes needs spells fer a young bard"

Leafiara hoots at Goblyn.

Speaking to Phounix, Yardie says, "Phounix performs his next solos, here on Landing's Got Talent."

[General] Loscar thinks, "Is this better."

Iskandr says, "It's safe to say that I can feel it coming in the air tonight."

[General] Pukk exclaims, "Rain! You will jus thave to wait! So there!"

The voice of Goblyn mischievously exclaims, "Leafiara did catch me!"

Balley softly says, "It is my favorite baker!! GOBLYN."

Phounix exclaims, "I'll be here through tha weekend!"

The voice of Goblyn exclaims, "Balley did catch me, too!"

Balley softly exclaims, "Hi Goblyn!!!"

The coppery barn owl hoots at Goblyn.

Roelon deeply asks, "Guess what?"

Speaking curiously to Roelon, Leafiara asks, "Hm?"

Yardie says, "Been waiting for this moment, all my life."

Speaking to Leafiara, Goblyn exclaims, "Mayor Leafiara!"

Speaking to Goblyn, Iskandr says, "Shoulda been here for the doughnut wolves."

Roelon deeply says, "Ah cannae catch her. But ah kin always cheat."

Speaking curiously to Iskandr, Goblyn asks, "Donught wolves? What is this 'donught wolves'?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Faerinn says, "Good. I wanted to make sure that Guarrin knew I was around to help with the Song of Peace around the main group of campers."

Leafiara says, "Hopefully the Gryphons will be along any moment."

Phounix says, "Well, if ye are planning da battle ta ends da world ye'd thinks ye could spares a few spells ta a lil country bard."

Leafiara musingly says, "Unless they're already at the camps."

Closing your eyes tightly, you concentrate on an image within your mind's eye and murmur a soft prayer to the spirits. As the last syllable falls from your lips, your green eyes fly wide open and you flick your fingers, releasing the Locate Person spell...

You gesture into the air.

Your vision begins to become murky and clouded. You have a sensation of rapidly passing distance. Eventually your sight begins to clear and a vision of Cryheart's surroundings fills your mind...

[Jeweled Jasmine Table]

A clear glaes dome forms the centerpiece of the table. Within the dome is a bouquet of creamy jasmine blossoms and maidenhair ferns. Small, grey pearls take the place of the stamens in each flower. You also see the fiery red Akenna disk, the Najash disk, the Marikaytte disk, the crab-shaped Rasson disk, the Xexel disk, the Theoan disk, the Mattch disk, the Stormyrain disk, the Volchere disk, the Lylia disk, the Grissil disk, the Kerythen disk, the Asben disk, the Kothos disk, the Voltung disk, the Sidorn disk, the Alfryd disk, the Scarswyrth disk, the Nerric disk, the Goldstr disk, the Demandred disk, the Regrim disk, the Lazaryth disk, the Kellecezza disk, the coffin-shaped Lycurgus disk, the Avalera disk, the Kailii disk, the bloodstained Xorus disk with scuffed and dented sides, the Gherraltis disk, the Rawdune disk, the Bernadette disk, the Mukstet disk, the Guarrin disk, the Falicor disk, the Lurrah disk, the Cryheart disk, the Sorlu disk, the Pyker disk, the Nizana disk, the ship-shaped Pietra disk, the Spinal disk, the Kippe disk, the Ushakaron disk, the Hagrand disk, the Rakky disk, the Elbromo disk, the Yddi disk, the Wrenkin disk, the Salarus disk, the Cidven disk, the Delyorik disk, the Syntharis disk, the Gespry disk, the Ceilia disk, the violet Venzo disk, the Ryjin disk, the Fulvus disk, the Vonaq disk, the Ardque disk, the Iteno disk, the Kholac disk, the Dravnib disk, the Dreaven disk and the Snooshezis disk.

Also here: Great Lord Siggurd, Birch Guardian Akenna, Lord Thrassus, Najash, Marikaytte, Rasson, Great Lord Theoan, Mattch, Stormyrain, Lord Xexel, Lord Volchere, Imperatrix Lylia, Grissil, Lord Kerythen, Grand Lord Asben, Lord Kothos, Voltung, Scarswyrth, Alfryd, Sidorn, Conquerer of Reim Nerric, Goldstr, Great Lord Demandred, Avalera, Davanlin, Xorus, Rawdune, Journeyman Mukstet, Sir Cryheart, Lurrah, Lord Sorlu, Nizana, Apprentice Spinal, Kippe, Pietra, Pyker, Sewer Scamp Ushakaron, Hagrand, Rakky, Elbromo, Falicor, Guarrin, Bernadette, Yddi, Lord Wrenkin, Conquerer of Reim Salarus, Cidven, Delyorik, Syntharis, Gherraltis, Grand Lady Kailii, Merrymaker Gespry, Lord Lycurgus, Lady Kellecezza, Lazaryth, Ceilia, Regrim, Mister Venzo, Iteno, Dravnib, Ardque, Ryjin, Bochser, Vonaq, Snooshezis, Kholac, Fulvus, Dreaven

Speaking to Goblyn, Iskandr says, "The wolves that prowl the cities of this realm in search of the best, or all, doughnuts."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "They are getting spells...they didn't believe me when I told them about the weather."

[General] Loscar thinks, "Asuni just ran past me."

Speaking baffledly to Iskandr, Goblyn asks, "Why will wolves be eating this?"

Leafiara amusedly says, "Oh, they're at the Dreavening."

Speaking to Phounix, Yardie says, "I would advise you just sing for the moment."

Balley softly says, "Of course they are."

Speaking to Iskandr, Goblyn asks, "Or they are prowling for another reason that is not eating?"

Faerinn says, "Oh, that figures."

Faerinn says, "I'll run by and check in with him."

Phounix sings:

"Tha world's full of beasties intent on killing me

Dismember, chop and send me to heaven

I gets so scared I wants to wee

That's wy I seek tha helps of Dreaven!"

Balley softly exclaims, "Miss Goblyn we have a newcomer to town!"

Speaking softly to Goblyn, Chandrellia says, "Hello beautiful."

Leafiara says, "Hopefully some will be staying here in case the escort is a decoy and Malluch wants to attack while others are away."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I will be here in TSC."

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "I think we have a lead singer for our band."

Speaking to Wintersylph, Goblyn says, "You have maybe not been here when I am here in many past nights."

Speaking to Goblyn, Iskandr says, "They just want to eat great doughnuts and are very vocal about it."

Hapenlok says, "I'm out. I've gotten blamed enough for things."

Speaking shyly to Chandrellia, Goblyn says, "I am maybe not this thing you do say."

Phounix asks, "Is it safe ta goes ta tha inn outside da gate?"

Hapenlok says, "It's the anointed knights' turns this time."

Speaking heartily to Wintersylph, Chamorr says, "Good to seeya sis."

Speaking softly to Goblyn, Chandrellia says, "You are to me."

Speaking softly to Goblyn, Wintersylph says, "I have not Miss Pie Maker."

Leafiara says, "I'll see them off at the camps, but past that I don't think I'll go out."

Speaking softly to Goblyn, Chandrellia asks, "Ohhh did you bring pie?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I probably wouldn't even do that."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "But that's just me. you do what you want."

Speaking amusedly to Wintersylph, Goblyn protests, "I do not make the pies! I do only sell them!"

Yardie says, "I'll be here. I don't share my friend's enthusiasm for rampant exsanguination."

Speaking to Yardie, Goblyn asks, "Why will you not be enjoying this rampant exsanguination?"

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "I hope she turns YOU into a pie."

The voice of Maelkyth exclaims, "I am the master of shadows!"

Balley softly says, "Her pies are GREAT."

Speaking magnanimously to Goblyn, Leafiara says, "He's just leaving more for you."

Speaking to Balley, Pukk says, "So you like herpies...I mean her pies."

Speaking to Goblyn, Yardie says, "Because I'm young and frail, and have considerable survivor instinct."

Balley softly says, "You are silly."

Speaking to Leafiara, Goblyn exclaims, "But there is always much exsanguination to be having, Mayor Leafiara!"

Speaking to Yardie, Iskandr says, "You only live more than once."

Speaking wistfully to Goblyn, Leafiara agrees, "Oh, don't I know it."

Speaking to Leafiara, Faerinn says, "Alright, he knows."

Speaking to Goblyn, Yardie says, "Moreover, I spent a day being acquainted with Faendryl summoning. Bad things happened then." Yardie mutters under his breath.

Goblyn yells, "Rampant exsanguination for all!"

Goblyn yells, "But maybe not for Yardie!"

Leafiara confesses, "Probably not wrong."

Hapenlok says, "It's probably going to get nasty."

Pukk yells, "Rain! You will just have to keep waiting. There are rangers in with the Gryphons and they are late..and lost..."

Speaking to Goblyn, Maelkyth asks, "Whatcha got against sanguination?"

Balley softly says, "Rangers are usually lost."

Speaking brightly to Yardie, Goblyn exclaims, "There are only good things when there is this summoning!"

Iskandr says, "Yes, don't mind me readying this shield and sharpening this sword here."

Faerinn says, "The Faendryl summoning went great. Some great advances in demon lore were made."

Speaking to Goblyn, Yardie says, "To borrow some inspiration from our bard."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Goblyn says, "I do not have things against it."

Balley softly says, "Not all."

Speaking happily to Maelkyth, Goblyn exclaims, "This is why I do say it is for -all-!"

Maelkyth exclaims, "Oh my! I forgot!"

Balley softly says, "Just some."

Speaking to Faerinn, Iskandr says, "Oh, don't mind him, he's afraid of magic card tricks even."

Balley softly says, "Thinking of my brother in-law."

Speaking to Goblyn, Yardie says, "Simply put: The Blood Party is not for Yardie."

Speaking cautiously to Goblyn, Hapenlok greets, "Goblyn."

Balley softly says, "But he found his way into a pie."

Speaking to Yardie, Faerinn says, "I have bad news for you tonight."

Speaking slowly to Yardie, Goblyn says, "You are very strange, Yardie."

Speaking to Balley, Pukk says, "I'm sure I would like your pie too."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Goblyn answers, "Hapenlok!"

Balley softly says, "I like the thunder and the lightning. It is pretty."

Speaking to Goblyn, Yardie says, "To be strange is to be misunderstood."

Roelon deeply says, "Nae sure ah like lightnin' fir now."

Speaking to Goblyn, Hapenlok says, "Just saying hello. I've got an overabundance of caution in my being tonight. Which ....is odd."

Speaking to Yardie, Pukk says, "She isn't strange at all."

Speaking to Goblyn, Maelkyth asks, "Is a sanguine anything like a penguin?"

Speaking to Yardie, Pukk says, "She is Goblyn."

Speaking amusedly to Yardie, Goblyn asks, "You are also very much liking to make the... advocating for devils, yes?"

Speaking to Pukk, Yardie says, "But...she called me strange."

Thunder echoes across the sky.

Speaking to Goblyn, Yardie says, "I don't advocate for devils, I avoid them."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Faerinn says, "Because Thadston is on the verge of a breakdown and we killed a Grishomganger like eleven times in the same night."

Pukk yells, "Yeah yeah, we heard ya! Just hold your thunder!"

Balley softly exclaims, "The storm grows near!"

Speaking amusedly to Maelkyth, Goblyn exclaims, "Maybe no. But we can be making the penguins to be one with exsanguination!"

Roelon deeply says, "That was ah rather too close for mah likin'."

Speaking to Goblyn, Yardie says, "Both devils AND advocates. The latter is FAR worse."

Leafiara says, "We'll be joining Sir Cryheart if he comes here, for the record."

Speaking to Faerinn, Hapenlok says, "I heard something to that effect, but I was unwell, so I couldn't observe firsthand."

Leafiara says, "It's his escort."

Speaking softly to Goblyn, Wintersylph says, "I advocate fer Devils Miss Goblyn."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I plan on lecturing him."

Balley softly says, "Yeah he will be leading us all into a bloodbath."

Speaking to Goblyn, Maelkyth says, "I find it hard to believe I've never even heard of a sanguine, let alone their nation."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pietra asks, "I thought he was leading only knights of the whatever thingie?"

Speaking softly to Goblyn, Wintersylph says, "I advocate dey stay away."

Leafiara says, "No one's obligated to follow."

Maelkyth asks, "And now you're telling me they're refugees?"

Speaking to Goblyn, Pietra exclaims, "Good to see you again!"

Speaking musingly to Pietra, Leafiara says, "Oh, that's right. Hmm."

Pukk asks, "Where is he?"

Speaking to Maelkyth, Goblyn asks, "Maybe we will make this friends with them in some time, yes?"

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "Maybe he's avoiding lightning, in that plate mail."

Iskandr says, "Last I saw him was at the ball."

Iskandr says, "Perhaps he got up late...."

Speaking deeply to Goblyn, Roelon says, "One of these nights. Ah need to try these pies ah keep hearin' about."

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie asks, "Did he dance?"

Speaking to Kothos, Faerinn says, "I am to help keep you and the refugees safe tonight."

Pukk says, "I think Cryheart is avoiding the responsibilities."

Pukk says, "So..."

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

Speaking to Faerinn, Kothos says, "It's appreciated."

Speaking to Kothos, Faerinn says, "And keep the peace. Literally."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafiara!"

Speaking to Yardie, Iskandr says, "I can't even remember being declined a dance, so I certainly can't remember if Cryheart danced or not."

Speaking to Pukk, Hapenlok says, "No thanks."

Leafiara baffledly asks, "Seriously, though, where is he?"

Speaking softly to Roelon, Wintersylph says, "Da one's wid the Red fillings is da best tasting."

Xorus says, "I just enjoy bloodshed."

Pietra whispers something to Pukk.

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "She says she did. Quite a shame, she was very attractive."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Cryheart danced his heart out!"

Goblyn confusedly asks, "Cryheart is not here for this making of the parties?"

Speaking seductively to Hapenlok, Pukk says, "You know you want to...everybody is doing it."

Dark hooded figures creep along the rooftops of town.

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Cryheart was at the Dreavening I know that."

Leafiara says, "And we're going to need a backup leader since I'm going to be in town if things go wrong here."

Iskandr says, "I'm not assuming the worst, but I'm just going to take out this here sword."

Faerinn exclaims, "Nope! Go back in the sewers!"

Thrassus says, "Of course they'd come out of their holes this night..."

Speaking to Goblyn, Raelee asks, "You are here to continue your observations of... this?"

Speaking to Lylia, Maelkyth exclaims, "I'm so sorry I missed everything!"

Yavs raspily says, "I was very far away, but I sensed creepers were near."

Kothos whispers something to Xanthium.

Yavs raspily says, "So I returned."

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "But I suppose it would be a shame to have a dance the night before you might become a Blood Zombie creature thing."

Speaking to Iskandr, Yardie says, "Would make for strange bedfellows."

Leafiara says, "Ah, Sir Cryheart's just reported that they'll be going to the camp soon." [focused thought]

Speaking seriously to Raelee, Goblyn says, "Yes."

Kothos whispers something to Alvyara.

Speaking to Maelkyth, Lylia says, "You did not miss everything; you did, however, miss some things. I can find notes for you in the library. I believe you know the way there."

Kothos whispers something to Lazaryth.

Goblyn whispers something to Raelee.

Maelkyth says, "Oh."

Faerinn yells, "Your hoods all reek you know, featherbrains!"

A swirl of white, like a flowing cloak, can be seen quickly darting in between two nearby buildings.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "He is avoiding leading a group. I think he should be dismissed from his group leadership duties....I said duty again."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Watch the buildings! Person in white."

Pietra says, "Mmm, Rooks."

Leafiara says, "If anyone wants to remain in town, please leave the group. While I don't know if I'll follow the wagons, I'll at least see everyone off at the camps."

Speaking softly to Pietra, Chandrellia says, "No, Rooks wear black."

Goblyn yells, "They do reek like gross flowers!"

Roelon deeply says, "That one nae looks like ah rook."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "I believe that would be our latest Rone..."

Chandrellia softly says, "I thought."

Yavs raspily says, "If anyone gets hurts, holler and I'll try to help."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pietra asks, "Then who are those?"

Faerinn yells, "Rone the Third, you too. Back in whatever hole you crawled out."

Speaking to Faerinn, Goblyn asks, "This is what they do smell like, yes?"

Yardie says, "Stay safe. I'll be drinking with Yavs."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Kothos says, "You're a clever fellow, surely you can think of something else."

Yardie says, "But not too much."

Goblyn yells, "Gross lavender! And gross plumeria!"

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "How many Rooks does it take to light a candle? Just one, they first light an imp on fire then use that imp to light all the candles."

Speaking to Goblyn, Xanthium says, "I like plumeria. It's not as nice as sandalwood, though."

Speaking to Goblyn, Faerinn says, "And Rolton roar."

Speaking to Faerinn, Hapenlok taunts, "Brave words. You're a talker. Listening to talkers makes me hungry."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara admits, "No word from Renpaw, unfortunately, so I've no idea what to expect."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "Sounds about right."

Speaking to Xanthium, Goblyn says, "It does smell this gross, though."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Wintersylph says, "Dey don't sound too Bright."

Speaking to Goblyn, Hapenlok asks, "Got any edibles on ya?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain says, "I expect the Marshal will do what he is going to do. And not listen to my request...as per every time ever."

Iskandr says, "This all sounds like it's going to go fairly smoothly so far."

Speaking to Goblyn, Hapenlok asks, "Preferably not organs?"

Speaking to Wintersylph, Pietra says, "They're bright after they're on fire..."

Speaking sadly to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "Yeah... tell me about it."

Hapenlok accepts Goblyn's rotted heart pie.

Goblyn says, "That is maybe having some organs in it..."

Madmountan says, "I'll eat organs."

Leafiara says, "I half-expect he's struck a deal with the Rooks again, but we'll see."

Hapenlok says, "Well, I asked for it. Now I got to eat it."


Camp Gathering

[General] Malluch asks, "Are we ready?"

Speaking to Hapenlok, Goblyn says, "They are very good for your health, maybe."

Speaking softly to Pietra, Wintersylph says, "Oh, I meant da rooks, not being to bright."

[General] Pukk thinks, "To Cryheart I would like to say. I told you so! It's raining! But, I'm going to be the big person and not rub it in, that I was right and you didn't believe me, because I'm humble that way, because I was right. But you won't hear that from me, that I was right and it was raining."

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth asks, "Is something exciting about to happen?"

[General] Xayd thinks, "Ready for what."

[General] Anlaric asks, "What's happening out there?"

Speaking to Wintersylph, Pietra says, "I was making a joke."

[General] Cryheart thinks, "We are headed to your camp now."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "I believe the Gryphons will be heading to your camp shortly, as will a group in town."

Speaking to Balinworn, Maelkyth exclaims, "Hey!"

Yavs raspily says, "That popcorn looks less than fresh."

[General] Faerinn thinks, "Yes, Malluch, careful though. Rooks and Rone the Third sighted."

Speaking cheerfully to Madmountan, Goblyn exclaims, "The popcorn that does scream!"

Hapenlok wheezes, "I've had worse."

Leafiara says, "...time to move. Again, if anyone wants to stay in town in case the escort is a decoy, please feel free."

Leafiara recites:

"Leaving in 5!"

Speaking to Goblyn, Madmountan exclaims, "The best kind!"

[General] Pietra thinks, "By the way, Pukk is humble. And also always right."

Hapenlok says, "I'm going to throw up. Then I'm going to the rooftops."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Kailii asks, "Where we going?"

Yavs raspily says, "I will wait here."

Speaking to Yavs, Yardie exclaims, "I thought the blood was just ripe. Ugh! Even the popcorn is obssessed with blood!"

Maelkyth exclaims, "Adventure awaits!"

Speaking to Melikor, Xanthium says, "Welcome to the tent removal society."

Leafiara recites:

"We'll be at the camps!"

[General] Pukk thinks, "You should have believed me, that I was right, but I'm so humble that I won't rub it in. That I was right."

[travel; poking around the camps, but there's no sign of Malluch]

[General] Gutstorm thinks, "I abhor violence."

Maelkyth exclaims, "What camps?! This is so exciting!"

[General] Pietra thinks, "You lie, Gutstorm."

Kailii quietly asks, "Where we going?"

[General] Hapenlok asks, "....who are you? And what have you done with Gutstorm?"

Maelkyth exclaims, "On an adventure!"

Leafiara says, "Wherever Malluch is coming out tonight."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Goblyn says, "The camps with the ones who will maybe be dying this night, maybe will not."

Kailii quietly asks, "Warcamps?"

Speaking to Goblyn, Maelkyth says, "I usually die when this stuff happens."

Leafiara uncertainly asks, "Anyone seen him?" [pacing back and forth through rooms with no sign of Malluch]

[Lower Dragonsclaw, Forest]

You pause to allow your eyes to adjust to the further dimming of the light as you move deeper into the trees. The oaks surrounding you loom larger, and are interspersed with modwir trees, further blocking the rays of the moon. You also see the Falicor disk, the Elbromo disk, the fiery red Akenna disk, the Guarrin disk, the Cryheart disk, the Avalera disk, a velnalin, a marbled truffle, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a covered wagon, a covered wagon, a grey-armored bloodguard and a grey-armored bloodguard.

Also here: Luminary Berkana, Elbromo, Birch Guardian Akenna, Goldstr, Falicor, Avalera, Guarrin, Bernadette, Lord Umbazi, Dame Evia, Sir Geijon, Sir Cryheart

Raelee, Chamorr, Maerit, Melikor, Jiarine, Beldannon, Ushakaron, Asben, Alvyara, Xanthium, Lazaryth, Kothos, Stormyrain, Pietra, Kippe, Kailii, Faerinn, Madmountan, Chandrellia, Maelkyth, Pukk, Goblyn, Roelon, Chaoswynd, Iskandr and your lanky grey wolf followed.

There is movement in the woods.

Roelon deeply says, "Ah ha."

Speaking amusedly to Maelkyth, Goblyn says, "Death is maybe a better way in some times."

Speaking nervously to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Not yet."

Iskandr asks, "Did you see that movement in the woods?"

[General] Alvyara thinks, "Malluch, we're here. Come meet with us."

Cryheart whispers something to Geijon.

[General] Malluch thinks, "We are coming."

[General] Faerinn thinks, "Hope that's you in the woods, Blood Boi."

[General] Evia asks, "How ya doin?"

Geijon says, "We're here Mayor."

Speaking to Cryheart, Pukk says, "I was right."

[General] Balinworn thinks, "I am still alive and have all my fingers and toes, so I cannot complain. I hope you are just as well."

Cryheart whispers something to Geijon.

Speaking to Xanthium, Kothos says, "Your event is over, change it back."

Speaking to Kothos, Geijon says, "Brother Blud."

Goblyn cheerfully says, "Many are here this night, this is very good for the exsanguinations."

Iskandr says, "Quite the party."

Speaking to Guarrin, Xanthium asks, "Should I come with you?"

Wintersylph softly asks, "What exactly we doing?"

Speaking to Goblyn, Akenna says, "Oh hello."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pukk says, "I understood you up until that last word, then you sounded like Xorus."

Speaking to Akenna, Goblyn says, "Yardie did say there would be this 'rampant exsanguinations' on this night."

Lazaryth asks, "Mm? What are we doing?"

Pukk says, "Or Raelee."

Chamorr heartily asks, "Who's leadin this parade?"

Akenna nervously asks, "What?"

Cryheart recites:

"Listen up folks"

Speaking to Lazaryth, Xanthium says, "...I am not sure."

Leafiara says, "There are two groups this night, correct? One led by Sir Cryheart, which is the Gryphons, and the other is..."

Speaking to Pukk, Goblyn exclaims, "I cannot sound like Xorus! He does have a different voice in many ways!"

There is movement within the woods and what appears to be people slowly approaching.

Speaking to Guarrin, Faerinn says, "Would love to join you if Geijon lets me in."

Geijon says, "An advance group needs to clear th' path."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Movement in the woods!"

Speaking to Goblyn, Pukk says, "No, no. You sounded just like him. Or Raelee. I thought it was him, or Raelee at first."

Pietra says, "I think the trees are haunted."

Speaking to Geijon, Faerinn says, "Try again."

Xayd says, "What's all this then."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "But you're still always right."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "And it's still raining."

Cryheart recites:

"We will hae two groups here...one advanced with citzens of the Landing and other groups with Malluch."

Speaking to Pukk, Xorus explains, "An exsanguin is basically a dead penguin, but turned inside out."

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk exclaims, "Right!"

Cryheart recites:

'"The advanced group leads first"

Geijon says, "Th' trailing group will have the refugees."

Speaking quietly to Cryheart, Kailii asks, "Who leads the advanced group?"

Speaking to Xorus, Pietra says, "That's the best explanation I've heard of that. Yeah."

Geijon says, "And we need defenders at th' Temple."

Speaking to Geijon, Lazaryth says, "I got with Xanthium."

Speaking horrifiedly to Xorus, Pukk asks, "A dead penguin?"

Razanetika softly says, "Well huh."

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "Or undead."

Pukk exclaims, "How cruel!"

Xorus says, "The very same."

A fuzzy grey dead baby penguin seemingly floats up out of Pukk's spidersilk backpack and into his waiting hand.

Iskandr says, "Give me two names and I'll flip a coin I suppose."

Speaking to his dead baby penguin, Pukk exclaims, "No, no. They are just teasing!"

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth exclaims, "Well, better than it being alive and turned inside out!"

Chamorr heartily asks, "Yer escortin Malluch?"

Cryheart recites:

"The second group..the guard group will consist of Order of the Silver Gryphon and citizens who came to get healed and the followers of Malluch."

Kothos whispers something to Lazaryth.

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "That's pretty cute for a dead fake penguin."

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "He's not dead and he's not fake."

Cryheart recites:

"Get prepped if ye are nae now"

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "Oh, you're right."

Towermen asks, "Who can we join?"

A figure approaches from the woods.

Evia whispers something to Guarrin.

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra asks, "See what I did there?"

Iskandr asks, "Who are the group leaders?"

Maelkyth exclaims, "And everyone, keep Maelkyth alive!"

Speaking to Iskandr, Pietra says, "Leafiara."

Cryheart recites:

"We need a leader for the Advanced, lead group "

Goldstr says, "Remember folks to stand down unless attacked first."

From out of the cover of the forest and night, a grey robed figure steps into view, their face concealed by a carved red oak mask.

Leafiara says, "Nothing stops us from having multiple groups in advance, but I'll lead one, at least."

Speaking to Goldstr, Maelkyth exclaims, "Can we attack them if they're insolent?!"

Geijon says, "Th' Gryphons can lead all three units otherwise, but we have three components here with Leafiara currently, myself and an Ivas dispatch group."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Goblyn asks, "Maybe if you do die, we will make your corpse follow, yes?"

Cryheart recites:

"Do not allow yourself to be provoked unless attacked first"

A second later, another figure emerges, garbed in a grey robe and red oak mask.

Speaking to Goblyn, Maelkyth says, "Don't let me die."

Leafiara asks, "Who's leading among the Ivasians?"

Iskandr says, "I'll stick with the mayor I suppose, has gotten me this far."

Pukk exclaims, "Oh no! It's the masked monsters! They try to look like humans in masks! Get them!"

Speaking patiently to Cryheart, Goblyn explains, "I am maybe here for this observing. Even in provoking in some times."

Ycelacie asks, "If we are going to do anything can I get some quick spirit magics?"

Speaking to himself, Guarrin mutters, "Amusing."

Speaking softly to Cryheart, Chandrellia says, "They are twinsies."

Speaking to a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, Kothos says, "Can we get a move on? The Temple is ready."

Thrassus says, "Brilliant indeed."

One by one, more and more figures step out of the darkness of night. Some tall, some short and younger perhaps, but first come three, then six, then dozens and dozens.

Cryheart asks, "Mayor...wre ye leading the advanced group?"

Leafiara whispers to the group, "In the event of mass deaths, my services might be needed in town. Can we have a volunteer as a backup leader for such a situation?"

Maelkyth exclaims, "Gem of fate!"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

Pukk says, "Wow, a bunch of them."

Speaking quietly to Kothos, Alvyara says, "I'm going now. If all goes well, I'll meet you at the temple."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "I'll be standing a post at the north gate. ....watching."

Towermen says, "Hello."

Pukk says, "Okay. I change my mind....don't get em."

One of the figures says, "We are ready. All of us. Or none of us."

Speaking to Alvyara, Kothos says, "Get some place safe."

Pukk says, "Clear as mud."

Pietra whispers to the group, "Are these the sick ones?"

Razanetika softly asks, "Ready for what exactly?"

Faerinn says, "How y'all living? Ready to head to the Vipershroud? Nice masks. Makes a great and unnerving uniform."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Astounding, isn't it?"

Speaking softly to a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, Chandrellia asks, "Where are the wagons?"

Xanthium says, "Agreed."

Guarrin says, "We'd like to verify there are citizens amongst you..."

Chamorr heartily says, "Looks like a setup."

Goblyn whispers to the group, "They did appear very quiet-like."

Ycelacie hesitantly says, "Hello persons..."

Geijon whispers something to Chamorr.

Elbromo says, "Ah masks..everything is clear now."

Iskandr whispers to the group, "They're sick of being loud."

Roelon whispers to the group, "Aye..and why hide their faces..."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Credit where it's due, at least Malluch wasn't foolish enough to try the sealed-wagon-he-refuses-to-open trick thaht Praxopius did."

Pukk says, "They are going to a mask ball."

Pietra whispers to the group, "Maybe they've got ugly face disease?"

Goldstr says, "Good citizens please remove yer masks."

Faerinn says, "Let's play a fun game while we get ready to go. Who here has green eyes, raise your hands."

Leafiara observes, "Masks are apparently in style all around tonight, it seems."

Cryheart recites:

"Ok..who are the figures here with the masks?"

Speaking to Goblyn, Ycelacie says, "Mine."

One of the figures removes a mask. It is Adam. The half-elven dockworker who had spoken to some weeks ago.

Iskandr says, "Wish I still had my dancer mask from last night, I could join."

Speaking to a starlit doorway, Pietra exclaims, "Fancy!"

Madmountan whispers to the group, "Mayor, if I am still awake at such a time, I may be able to pick up that slack, but hopefully that doesn't happen."

Maelkyth exclaims, "I didn't bring my mask!"

Guarrin says, "Oh, Adam. That's ...unexpected."

Evia says, "Oh it seems to be Adam."

Faerinn says, "And who here has blue eyes, raise your hands."

Speaking to Faerinn, Kothos says, "You mentioned this one, I seem to recall."

Pukk says, "Nope, my eyes aren't green."

Faerinn asks, "Adam! How you been living? How is the sister?"

Xanthium asks, "Hello. I'm Xanthium. How is your sister-in-law?"

Leafiara surprisedly concedes, "Well, that's one, at least."

Speaking softly to a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, Chandrellia says, "We didn't realize you were sick Adam."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Iskandr says, "I was lit enough afterward last night to hunt in my mask for quite a bit."

Maelkyth asks, "Are we sure Adam didn't get his face stole off his.. head?"

Speaking to Asben, Ycelacie says, "Lord."

Another of the masked figures says, "We are ready. All of us, or none of us."

Towermen asks, "Ready for what?"

Thrassus says, "This should keep anyone planning mischief from targeting Malluch, I would think."

Leafiara says, "Always such insistence."

Guarrin asks, "Are you saying you will not walk ahead, Malluch?"

Speaking to a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, Goldstr says, "Ye be wantin a safe escort, donna hide yer face."

Chandrellia softly says, "I say everyone removes the masks."

Speaking to a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, Falicor says, "All the masks, ideally."

Chamorr heartily asks, "All or none?"

Elbromo says, "Hmm."

Cryheart asks, "And where is Malluch?"

Maelkyth exclaims, "Only sylphs deal in absolutes!"

Thrassus says, "I would say just take them all in one group."

Geijon says, "Masks is poor form considering Rooks and others want to wear them and weave into our ranks."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia asks, "Notice they repeat the same thing? Sound familiar?"

Another figure in the crowd says, "All of us are ready and here."

Speaking to Cryheart, Thrassus says, "He's amongst this crowd."

Pietra asks, "Let's all hold hands and sing as we walk, yeah?"

Geijon asks, "Where is Malluch?"

Faerinn asks, "Hey, Adam, is Malluch showing up tonight?"

Elbromo says, "They can all die as a group I think they are saying."

Speaking to Leafiara, Maelkyth says, "Counter with 45%."

Lazaryth says, "Does it matter who they are? If they're not who we think, they're likely welcome at the temple anyway."

Cryheart asks, "Adam, why are you here?"

Elbromo says, "Because that's how Thadson will do it."

Adam replaces his carved red oak mask and blends into the crowd of other figures, all wearing the red oak.

Iskandr says, "Well, great answer, Adam."

[General] Yavs thinks, "I'll join you. Who knows what's to come."

Geijon says, "Well."

Speaking to Geijon, Pukk says, "Deep subject."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Leafiara says, "It matters because of who might attack or interfere, as well as because the agreement was made partly under pretense that the escort would be for citizens."

Geijon recites:

"Those of th' camp seeking our escort to the temple of Ivas, follow me."

Cryheart recites:

"Any fake followers or those seeking healing and something else, will be summarily dealt with"

Speaking to Goblyn, Madmountan says, "Getting ready. I doubt this will be a peaceful stroll."

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "Hap is going to protect the gate...or the bar...one of the two."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "You're exactly right."

Pietra whispers something to Pukk.

Leafiara reiterates, "If any would like to remain in town because they suspect an ambush while others are away, please step away and return now."

Faerinn asks, "Cool, cool, cool, Adam. You like portals?"

Cryheart whispers something to Leafiara.

Pukk whispers something to Pietra.

Leafiara nods at Cryheart.

Towermen says, "I'll help where I can."

Leafiara says, "Otherwise, I'll lead one of the groups moving in advance of the Gryphons toward the temple."

Faerinn says, "They're like reverse boats made of light."

Speaking to Faerinn, Pietra exclaims, "Can we just portal there? That'd make this trip so fast!"

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "I swear, you get me into more trouble than anyone."

Cryheart whispers something to Balinworn.

Iskandr says, "I never realized that dockworker Adam had such a rich personal life."

A black-eared red and grey fox says, "Mister Guarrin. Akenna says that they are at the temple and ready."

Stormyrain says, "Any militia members who wish to guard the town instead of being here and potentially within proximity to Malluch--should move to town now, as well."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "It's because I'm Pukk."

Speaking to a black-eared red and grey fox, Guarrin says, "Thank you my friend."


Marshalin' Meddlin'

[General] Thadston thinks, "Captains, stand down. You do not know who is among those fools with their oaken masks."

Pietra says, "He's right, ya know."

[General] Faerinn thinks, "Thadston, stand down."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Who's leading this rabble to the temple?!"

Wintersylph softly says, "Thadston."

Speaking to a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, Geijon says, "You are all ready now."

Chamorr heartily says, "I'm along fer the walk."

Cryheart says, "Join Leafiara for those in the advanced group."

[General] Thadston thinks, "The bloodguards are dangerous, and killers, with the blood and face of Stone."

Iskandr says, "Let's walk to whatever doom awaits."

Pietra asks, "Oooh, we're advanced?"

Maelkyth exclaims, "I don't know what's going on and I like it!"

Towermen asks, "What about the less advanced group?"

Goldstr says, "Thadston speaks true der."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pukk says, "She says trouble like it's a bad thing."

Geijon says, "Leafiara, on your call. Bring us south and we'll follow."

Pukk exclaims, "Kobold invasion!"

Leafiara says, "Just a moment to speak with Thadston."

Speaking to Pietra, Iskandr says, "Not advanced like smart, advanced like the first meat shields."

Beldannon quietly says, "Which group if you want to stay back and escort."

Speaking softly to Cryheart, Wintersylph asks, "Who's da utter group?"

Geijon asks, "Are we all prepared?"

Speaking to Iskandr, Pietra exclaims, "Say it ain't so!"

[General] Thadston thinks, "I've given orders to take in the bloodguards, dead or alive."

[General] Faerinn thinks, "That's why we are only doing dock stuff with Dockwork Adam, Thadston."

[General] Stormyrain thinks, "Anyone who is here, outside of town, is acting as a citizen of the Landing. This is not a militia event--the Gryphons are leading it, not the militia."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Thadston, we've seen at least one of them is indeed our citizen."

Speaking softly to Cryheart, Wintersylph asks, "Who's da utter group?"

Xanthium says, "My Song of Peace is stymied."

Pietra says, "I've always wanted to be advanced, in the special way."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk says, "I thought I would see you here tonight. I'm surprised you found us so quickly...you ranger you."

[General] Faerinn thinks, "Thadston taking them in is a terrible idea."

Cryheart recites:

"Leafiara is leading the citizens of the Landing with Malluch"

[General] Geijon thinks, "Don't do this Thadston. You are escalating this situation further."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "You're on the verge of interfering with an operation run by the honorable Silver Gryphons."

Speaking to Pukk, Chaoswynd says, "I've been here for almost half an hour now."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pietra says, "Long time, good to see you."

Cryheart recites:

"They are the advanced group"

Xanthium says, "The darkness is safe, I've used it twice to get to my sleeping quarters."

Speaking softly to Cryheart, Wintersylph says, "Who's da non advanced group."

[General] Guarrin thinks, "You cannot tell the bloodguards from the citizens..."

Kothos says, "Agreed, she arrived with all her limbs."

Geijon says, "Leafiara will clear the way and we'll ensure the safety of th' camp by following."

Speaking to Wintersylph, Goldstr says, "We be."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Of all the names most synonymous with leadership in matters of town defense, Sir Cryheart's and Captain Stormyrain's might well be at the very top."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Don't jeopardize this by intervening against both."

Towermen says, "Can't join."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pukk says, "Sure you have.."

Cryheart says, "Join Leafiara."

Leafiara says, "We're going to move."

Geijon says, "Ready."

Xanthium says, "We'll do our best."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Let's do a thing!"

Stormyrain says, "I'll say again, any militia that wishes to keep themselves from potential issue with Marshal Thadston--now would be the time to step back to town. If you stay, do so as a Landing citizen and not militia."

Iskandr exclaims, "This is like escorting an entire village of lost children!"

Pukk says, "Ceilia is horrible at hiding too."

Speaking amusedly to Pukk, Chaoswynd says, "I think you've been spending far too much time staring at lock tumblers, if you failed to notice that."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pietra exclaims, "I like your enthusiasm!"

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pietra exclaims, "He's right, you know!"

Speaking to Maelkyth, Goblyn notes, "You will maybe make for an undead with much energy, I do think, in future times, yes?"


Moving Out

[travel]

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "....Marshal Andrews, consider for a moment, that I'm standing in front of the barracks at this very moment."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "And we're well aware of the possibility of a trap. It's for precisely that reason that we need much of our militia in town right now."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pietra says, "I can't stop."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Pietra says, "It's an affliction."

[Lower Dragonsclaw, Forest]

The forest floor slopes noticeably downhill here, thinning out somewhat at the bottom, where modwir, thick pine and fir trees predominate. You also see a forest troll, a short-haired grey cat, a spotted great horned owl that is flying around, the Razanetika disk, the Ushakaron disk, the seaweed-covered Xayd disk, the Maelkyth disk, the Chandrellia disk, the Rawdune disk, the Pukk disk, a raven that is flying around, a massive snowy white tiger, a rambunctious luck spirit that is flying around, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a covered wagon, a covered wagon, a grey-armored bloodguard and a grey-armored bloodguard.

Also here: Squire Legionnaire Iskandr, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Towermen, Ycelacie, Xayd, Rawdune, Yakushi, Razanetika, Magister Raelee, Lord Chamorr, Maerit, Jiarine, Fisher Beldannon, Sewer Scamp Ushakaron, Grand Lord Asben, Stormyrain, Pietra, Relic Hunter Madmountan, Lady in Waiting Chandrellia, Maelkyth, Pukk, Miss Goblyn, Roelon, Chaoswynd, Mayor Leafiara

[at some point Geijon's group stops following, so a locate reveals...]

[Sleeping Quarters]

Whoever lives here seems not so much to scorn privacy as to be completely unfamiliar with the concept. Communal satin cushions and fur throws are strewn haphazardly on the floor in lieu of beds. Inspirational tapestries flank the arched rosewood door to the south, while a pair of mirrors on the east and west walls reflect soft moonlight into every part of the chamber, leaving nowhere to hide. You also see a pale-faced coppery barn owl, an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, a black-eared red and grey fox, the Guarrin disk, the Cryheart disk, the bloodstained Xorus disk with scuffed and dented sides, the Elbromo disk, the Lazaryth disk, the Kothos disk, the Avalera disk, the Lylia disk and a sinuous bone white serpent.

Also here: Sir Geijon, Sir Cryheart, Dame Evia, Bernadette, Guarrin, Avalera, Falicor, Goldstr, Elbromo, Lord Kothos, Lazaryth, Xorus, Lady Wintersylph, Lord Thrassus, Barrister Faerinn, Balinworn, Draught, Lady Misun, Emissary Xanthium, Imperatrix Lylia

[they attempted to move the group with a Familiar Gate]

Speaking to Balley, Pukk says, "Be sure to keep me alive."

[General] Faerinn exclaims, "Thadston, don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to kill Hapenlok!"

[General] Pietra exclaims, "I thought you were at the north gate!"

Leafiara says, "Hmm. They seem to have entered some sleeping quarters in the camp..." [nope, was the temple]

Balley softly says, "Now why would I do that."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Wait!"

Towermen says, "Tired already."

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

[OOC note: from this point on I have eyes on both groups and have dialogue from both, but there's so much moving around that it's near impossible to discern who's where at any given moment, so I'll just note whatever I see that needs explaining.]

Geijon says, "We do this the long way then."

Goldstr says, "We in da Temple and dey nae followed. I think dem masked ones be Bloodguard."

Maelkyth asks, "There's a part of this that might lead to us killing Hapenlok?"

Maelkyth exclaims, "How do I get in on THAT?!"

Speaking wryly to Maelkyth, Leafiara says, "No, just Thadston killing him."

Chamorr heartily says, "I say we whack em."

A human rogue leaps out of his hiding place!

A human rogue swings a broadsword at Pukk!

AS: +453 vs DS: +441 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +91 = +133

... and hits for 3 points of damage!

Light slash to Pukk's abdomen!

Barely nicked.

Speaking to a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, Pukk says, "Slowpokes."

Pukk exclaims, "Hey!"

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pietra says, "This is gonna be a good night."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "...grand."

[combat]

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask says, "That's it, Xayd! You've attacked me, and now you'll die!"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask says, "That's it, Xayd! You've attacked me, and now you'll die!"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask says, "That's it, Xayd! You've attacked me, and now you'll die!"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask says, "That's it, Xayd! You've attacked me, and now you'll die!"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask says, "That's it, Xayd! You've attacked me, and now you'll die!"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask says, "That's it, Xayd! You've attacked me, and now you'll die!"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask says, "That's it, Xayd! You've attacked me, and now you'll die!"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask says, "That's it, Xayd! You've attacked me, and now you'll die!"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask says, "That's it, Xayd! You've attacked me, and now you'll die!"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask says, "That's it, Xayd! You've attacked me, and now you'll die!"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask says, "That's it, Xayd! You've attacked me, and now you'll die!"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask says, "That's it, Xayd! You've attacked me, and now you'll die!"

Madmountan says, "Watch the masked ones." [Xayd laid waste to them with friendly fire, heh]

[General] Geijon thinks, "We're coming Leafiara."

Draught says, "It was a longshot anyway."

Jiarine says, "Oops."

Geijon says, "Agreed."

Xanthium says, "It was."

Pietra says, "Woops."

Chamorr searches a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask.

A bedraggled scout drags the corpse of a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask away hurriedly.

Chamorr searches a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask.

A bedraggled scout drags the corpse of a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask away hurriedly.

Chamorr searches a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask.

A bedraggled scout drags the corpse of a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask away hurriedly.

Chamorr searches a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask.

A bedraggled scout drags the corpse of a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask away hurriedly.

From nearby, you hear Cryheart yell, "Follow ye followers and!"

Speaking to Xayd, Pukk exclaims, "Not them!"

Cryheart says, "Wait."

Maelkyth says, "Oh my."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "We're near the clearing and bandits have begun attacking."

Thrassus says, "I will have to stay behind."

Towermen says, "Whoops."

Xayd says, "Sorry."

Xanthium says, "Let's see if we can get them to follow. It's the only choice now."

Roelon deeply says, "Well...."

Speaking to Goblyn, Lazaryth asks, "Having a little rest?"

Lylia indifferently says, "Almost certainly, some of them are."

Chandrellia softly says, "Oh that's great."

[General] Pietra thinks, "Pukk didn't remember to not piss off the bandits."

Geijon says, "We tried something."

Goblyn says, "I do like this phrase for using... "You attacked me, and now you will be dying!""

Leafiara says, "Well, there go some of them."

Speaking to Leafiara, Geijon says, "Gate failed."

Speaking to Xayd, Pukk says, "You killed innocent people...shame on you."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pietra exclaims, "Sounds like a new slogan for ya!"

A black-eared red and grey fox asks, "No gate?"

Speaking to Geijon, Leafiara concedes, "It was worth a shot."

Speaking to Leafiara, Geijon says, "We're following."

Maelkyth exclaims, "Maybe if we just hold a blood sacrifice of Xayd, we could smoothe this all over?!"

[General] Nordred thinks, "Don't be too mean to them, good help is hard to find."

Speaking to Xayd, Pukk says, "To make up for this you should give me 2 million silvers and I will call it even."

Thrassus says, "The gate closes if I go through it."

Xayd says, "Sorry bandits scare me."

[General] Pukk thinks, "Xayd killed the figures in masks..so we don't have to worry about protecting them anymore."

[General] Pietra asks, "So back to the tavern?"

[extended combat with the Geijon group]

Leafiara says, "They're being attacked as well."

[combat with the other group]

Pietra yells, "C'mon knights!"

[combat with the other group]

Stormyrain asks, "..where did they go?"

[combat with the other group]

Pietra says, "Oh dear."

[combat with the other group]

Elbromo says, "Yay bandits."

[combat with the other group]

Maelkyth exclaims, "Kill Hapenlok while we still can!"

[very extended combat with the other group]

Leafiara yells, "We see the situation and are waiting ahead!"

[combat with the other group]

Pukk asks, "Did Xayd kill them too?"

[combat with the other group]

Iskandr says, "My sword is out, just point me at what I'm supposed to kill."

[combat with the other group]

Towermen asks, "Should I go help?"

[combat with the other group]

[General] Geijon thinks, "Yes. We're under attack."

Pukk yells, "By the way, I told you so Cryheart!"

Kothos says, "Well."

Geijon asks, "We all alright?"

Speaking to Iskandr, Maelkyth says, "Don't worry about attacking, just defend me."

Elbromo asks, "Now we be buried in loot?"

Kothos asks, "I'm fine. Xanthium?"

Geijon says, "I took th' brunt of that it seems."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Intermittent attacks all around. Not yet a serious problem, at least."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Brace for prisms, however."

Draught says, "Hmm."

Speaking to Madmountan, Maelkyth exclaims, "Thank you!"

Maelkyth says, "Finally."

[combat with the Leafi group]

Geijon says, "In th' woods."

[extended combat with the Leafi group]

Leafiara says, "..they're heading backwards for some reason."

[General] Yavs thinks, "Holler hard if you require a medical brigade."

Leafiara says, "The Gryphons, that is."

[General] Pietra asks, "What did happen to the mask wearing citizen folks?"

Chandrellia recites softly:

"Everyone good?"

Kothos asks, "Do they look the same as the ones who attacked the caravan?"

[General] Leafiara asks, "Is everything under control in town?"

Xanthium says, "Me either."

[General] The ghost of Gutstorm thinks, "Hey whose bandit just kilt me."

Pietra exclaims, "This is fantastic, better than good!"

Maelkyth exclaims, "I'm unbridled chaos!"

Maelkyth exclaims, "More!"

Speaking softly to Maelkyth, Chandrellia says, "Dont snort at me unless you a hog rooting in the mud."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Specifically the spots with the blood markings, and Murdos' shop."

Cryheart says, "Here."

[General] Kippe thinks, "Town is quiet."

Speaking to a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, Geijon says, "Hurry up."

Cryheart says, "Ye need to follow us."

Speaking softly to Maelkyth, Chandrellia says, "Point made."

Elbromo says, "Or not."

[General] Pietra exclaims, "Probably one that's trying to get the sick folks we're guarding who don't seem to actually be here. So. Sorry, Guts!"

Goldstr exclaims, "Fer yer safety Take OFF yer masks!"

Elbromo says, "Sorry."

Falicor yells, "A little hustle would go a long way, move it!"

Leafiara says, "The Gryphons are on their way back again."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Maelkyth says, "I don't understand what just happened, but I think I won."

Speaking in Guildspeak, Stormyrain asks something you don't understand.

Pukk says, "Those slackers."

Speaking softly to Maelkyth, Chandrellia says, "I just let you think you did."

Chamorr heartily asks, "Back?"

Iskandr asks, "So where are the sick? The huddled masses?"

Maelkyth says, "That works."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Oh, yes, the sick folks indeed."

Speaking to Iskandr, Pietra says, "I keep asking that...."

[combat with the other group]

Pukk says, "If they are moving too quickly, it can't be Cryheart leading."

[combat with the other group]

Pietra exclaims, "We lost em!"

[combat with the other group]

Leafiara says, "Geijon is leading, as far as I can tell."

[General] Geijon thinks, "Bandit attacks."

Pukk exclaims, "See!"

Pukk says, "I knew it."

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

[combat with the other group]

Leafiara says, "They withdrew to get more of the disciples to follow them."

Speaking to Cryheart, Balinworn says, "I was far too skilled once when I actually died to kobolds pulling that trick on me."

Speaking to Balley, Maelkyth says, "Careful, or your face will freeze that way."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pukk says, "I have often thought about renaming Sir Shiny to Sir Molasses."


Prismatic Guard

[at this point attacks slow down and both groups advance much further without incident]

Some red masked figures follow the group.

Faerinn exclaims, "Thanks for letting us know you are still there!"

Pukk says, "3 trolls and a bear...I think those trolls were doing something to that bear."

Pietra says, "I'm feeling sleepy."

Speaking monotonously to Pietra, Pukk says, "You are getting sleepy, very very sleepy."

Guarrin says, "When we get to the swamp, let's slow down to let them pass through, or it will be chaos."

Leafiara says, "Search here until you find the path."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "...no, something's wrong. I can't put my finger on it...."

Pukk exclaims, "Owlie let us know if you see anything. Give us a hoot!"

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Everything's wrong. Just keep an eye on town..."

Madmountan says, "I still think it's ironic that Disciples of Stone are going to hide out in an Arkati temple. Makes me giggle."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Malluch's absence is rather notable."

[General] Pietra asks, "You're still alive?"

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "...no, something I'm missing."

Leafiara recites:

"Rejoin your applicable group if needed!"

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "Something we missed."

Geijon says, "Difficult part."

[General] Akenna thinks, "He's probably in the group."

Geijon yells, "Hurry!"

(OOC) Asben's player whispers to the group, "I actually have bandits here.."

Speaking to Goblyn, Lazaryth says, "Nice trick."

Leafiara yells, "Search until you find the path, then come along and join your group!"

(OOC) Jiarine's player whispers to the group, "Thanks for getting someone killed."

[General] Pietra asks, "You wearing pants?"

[combat (now on both groups)]

From nearby, you hear Pukk yell, "Why?"

[combat (now on both groups)]

(OOC) Ceilia's player whispers to the group, "200 IQ play."

[combat (now on both groups)]

A white gear-covered prism is launched into the area!

[the Leafi group moves immediately; comobat with the others]

Leafiara yells, "Prisms!"

[combat with the Leafi group]

Chandrellia recites softly:

"Everyone good?"

[combat with the Leafi group]

Roelon deeply exclaims, "Watch out!"

[combat with Geijon's group]

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Prisms incoming."

A white gear-covered prism is launched into the area!

Roelon deeply says, "Bloody kilts..."

Xanthium says, "Ouch."

[General] Leafiara sarcastically thinks, "What a shock."

The ghostly voice of Maelkyth exclaims, "Now you tell me!"

[explosions in multiple spots]

Geijon says, "Move forward."

Geijon says, "Take th' dead out."

Balinworn says, "Oh my."

Xanthium says, "I'm alive, but my arm's broken."

Iskandr says, "Guess I missed something."

[combat with Geijon's group]

Goldstr says, "Broken arm here."

Kothos says, "Mine too."

[combat with Geijon's group]

Xorus says, "That was entertaining."

[combat with the Leafi group]

Cryheart recites:

"Do not touch the prisms"

Pukk says, "So..."

[combat with Geijon's group]

Cryheart recites:

"Do not touch the prisms"

[combat with Leafi's group]

Xanthium says, "Hilarious."

[combat with Leafi's group]

Pukk says, "Ouch."

[combat with Leafi's group, then Geijon's group]

Iskandr asks, "Where did my leader go?"

[combat with Geijon's group]

The ghostly voice of Maelkyth exclaims, "You didn't save me!"

[combat with Geijon's group]

Faerinn exclaims, "Prisms down again!"

[combat with Geijon's group]

A black-eared red and grey fox asks, "Shall I open a gate so you can bring the dead through?"

[combat with Geijon's group]

Madmountan says, "I tend to be self-sufficient."

A white gear-covered prism is launched into the area! [Geijon's group]

[extended combat with Geijon's group and a prism explosion]

Speaking to Madmountan, Goblyn asks, "Maybe I do understand this, yes?"

[General] Cryheart thinks, "DO NOT touch the prisms."

Chamorr heartily says, "Uhoh."

The ghostly voice of Kothos says, "Well."

Madmountan says, "The other group doesn't seem to be faring so well." [Mad was with Leafi]

The ghostly voice of Iskandr says, "Well, there I go."

Guarrin says, "Come on."

Leafiara says, "Of course they aren't. Malluch wants to target the larger group."

[Vipershroud, Mossy Trail]

The trees press in even tighter, their canopies intertwining to produce a darkening tunnel effect, with little moonlight appearing through the vegetation overhead. Speech echoes ominously, disturbing the forest's silence, and sweat runs in rivulets in the damp heat. To the northeast, the trail appears to take a quick decline. You also see a shifting portal, the seaweed-covered Xayd disk, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, a reinforced shield, a short-haired grey cat, a massive snowy white tiger, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten and obvious signs of someone hiding.

Also here: Yakushi, Xayd, Jiarine, Miss Goblyn, Relic Hunter Madmountan, Lord Chamorr, Roelon, Grand Lord Asben, Towermen, Mayor Leafiara

A black-eared red and grey fox says, "The doorway is open."

The ghostly voice of Xanthium says, "Whoever is left should keep going."

Guarrin says, "Yes, we'll need a gate for the dead."

Towermen says, "A sec."

The ghostly voice of Xanthium says, "You know where the Temple is."

The voice of Razanetika softly says, "We not so large anymore."

The ghostly voice of Xanthium says, "Get them there."

Leafiara dryly asks, "Does he seriously learn nothing? One single trick?"

The dark hooded figures along the rooftops of Wehnimer's Landing begin to drop out of sight, as if retreating out of view.

[combat with Geijon's group, but it's just panthers and such]

Geijon yells, "Hurry!"

[General] Flame asks, "You guys ok over there?"

Cryheart says, "Ready."

[General] Gutstorm thinks, "They took my ale."

Geijon says, "Lost th' advanced group."

Guarrin says, "I'll help with the dead."

[General] The ghost of Chandrellia thinks, "That goes for wyrdlings too do not let pick up the prisms."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "...Rooks are retreating from the rooftops."

Xayd says, "Awful lot of dead back there."

Geijon says, "Let's go."

Roblar deeply says, "Ah see."

Roblar deeply says, "Prisms."

Speaking to Goblyn, Asben says, "Now I'll bleed less."

Pietra says, "So many dead."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Mother, at this point a decoy looks more and more likely. Reserve at least half the Brotherhood in town."

Leafiara says, "Climb the boulder and we'll reconvene up there."

Speaking to Asben, Goblyn says, "In many times, this will not be good. But maybe in this time right now, it will be."

Speaking to Goblyn, Asben says, "I'll make up for it later."

[General] Theoan thinks, "Outside of the gate is still quiet."

Balinworn says, "I somehow have a prism in my hand."

Jiarine says, "Get rid of it."

Balinworn asks, "What should I do?"

Leafiara yells, "Climb and rejoin!"

Chamorr heartily says, "I need an arm to climb."

Pietra says, "Oh dear."

Lazaryth says, "Ah."

Groups of red oak masked figures continue to follow the groups towards the Temple of Ivas, trying to avoid the bandits and exploding prisms.

Balinworn asks, "Do I just drop it?"

Cryheart says, "Put in your backpack."

Cryheart says, "Don't drop it."

Pietra yells, "Climb the boulder!"

[General] Guarrin asks, "Can I possibly get a portal to town or the temple for these dead?"

Leaifara yells, "Still waiting on you!"

Balinworn says, "I cannot put it away."

Geijon yells, "Move it!"

[combat with Leafi's group]

[General] The ghost of Chandrellia thinks, "Groups of folowers are trying to avoid the prisms, they are still on their way to teh temple."

[combat with Leafi's group]

Pietra says, "Balinworn's ended up with a prism in his hand."

[combat with both groups in separate spots]

[General] Akenna thinks, "My doorway is open."

[combat with Leafi's group]

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "Portal's open."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "A few at the front have made it past the boulder. Fairly close at this point."

Cryheart says, "Errr." [someone Symbol of Returned Geijon's group back]

Draught says, "What the."

Evia says, "Whut."

Cryheart asks, "What the?"

Geijon says, "Mmm."

Geijon says, "It's OK."

Speaking to Leafiara, Goblyn asks, "You are waiting for some?"

Leafiara says, "I believe it's time to move..."

Leafiara says, "Only a few still down there."

Leafiara says, "And we have a trap to spring, in all honesty."

Leafiara says, "Search for the crack, then search inside for the gap."

Leafiara yells, "Opening, I mean!"

Geijon says, "Nope."

[General] Balinworn asks, "I somehow have a prism in my hands. Is there a safe way to get rid of this?"

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Advance team is moving ahead to the Ivasian temple to stand guard."

Leafiara recites:

"Rejoin if needed!"

[General] Thundermin thinks, "Sell the prism to Ardwen. He'll buy anything."

Speaking to Bernadette, Pukk says, "You joined the right team."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "...and possibly spring a trap so the Gryphons' group doesn't have to."

Speaking to Bernadette, Pukk exclaims, "Team Leafi!"

Cryheart says, "Gads."

[General] Balinworn thinks, "I removed myself from any active groups so as not to harm anyone but I am not sure what to do."

Madmountan says, "My body is ready."

Falicor says, "I will handle it."

Guarrin says, "Trying to clean up, portals been opening."

[Temple Entrance]

A closer examination of the temple's walls reveals nature's dual role of destroyer and consoler. Vines have torn apart some of the more delicate carvings, but moss has healed the breaches in the stonework. Friezes of stylized flames and lotus flowers that span the length of the facade are almost hidden in the shadows, but the sandstone figure of a kneeling woman on the lintel above the entrance is plainly visible even in the faint moonlight. You also see a human brigand that appears dead, a half-elven outlaw that appears dead, a half-elven rogue that appears stunned, the fiery red Akenna disk, a carved teak door and a flight of broad stone steps.

Also here: the body of Lord Umbazi who is lying down, the body of Luminary Berkana who is lying down, Birch Guardian Akenna

Balley, Bernadette, Pukk, Xayd, Pietra, Roelon, Jiarine, Towermen, Asben and Madmountan followed.

[combat with the Leafi group and Akenna]

Roelon deeply says, "Aye, that prisim was nae enjoyable.."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "...I said, but it turns out the temple's already been attacked."

A white gear-covered prism is launched into the area!

Geijon says, "We gotta keep moving."

[Leafi's group steps away from the prism]

[General] Balinworn thinks, "I would try throwing it away in a trash can, but I can't think of any that aren't in a populated part of town."

Cryheart says, "Temple is under attack."

Guarrin says, "I think it's sorted. Outside of Goldstr."

Roelon deeply says, "Ugh. Those are nasty things."

[General] Thrassus asks, "Wait, what?"

Speaking to Goblyn, Iskandr asks, "Something along the lines of three I owe you at this point?"

Evia says, "Set."


[General] Pietra asks, "Maybe go out to the woods or something, and chuck it and run?"

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Bandits and prisms have made it to the temple already."

[General] Akenna thinks, "I need help at the temple entrance.."

[General] Guarrin thinks, "Coming."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "I await Malluch's next move of blaming Ivas for failing to protect the temple."

[Temple Entrance]

A closer examination of the temple's walls reveals nature's dual role of destroyer and consoler. Vines have torn apart some of the more delicate carvings, but moss has healed the breaches in the stonework. Friezes of stylized flames and lotus flowers that span the length of the facade are almost hidden in the shadows, but the sandstone figure of a kneeling woman on the lintel above the entrance is plainly visible even in the faint moonlight. You also see the seaweed-covered Xayd disk, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, a massive snowy white tiger, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, the fiery red Akenna disk, some polished pink coral, a carved teak door, a flight of broad stone steps and obvious signs of someone hiding.

Also here: Lord Chamorr, Magister Raelee, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Bernadette, Pukk, Xayd, Pietra, Roelon, Jiarine, Towermen, Relic Hunter Madmountan, Birch Guardian Akenna, the body of Lord Umbazi who is lying down, the body of Luminary Berkana who is lying down

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Nonetheless, a few figures have made it here."

Akenna says, "Prism got us."

Akenna says, "Then bandits."

[combat with Geijon's group]

Leafiara suspiciously says, "Scouting further."

[ongoing combat with the Gryphon group while the Leafi group scouts the inside of the temple]

The ghostly voice of Geijon says, "Get them there."

[combat with Cryheart's group]

Stormyrain says, "Regroup on Cryheart."

[General] Hapenlok asks, "Was that everyone in the camp?"

Leafiara says, "Hm."

[nothing on the inside of the temple, as the Gryphons are beset by bandits and prisms]

The ghostly voice of Berkana says, "I'm sure. Good strategy."

Pukk says, "Aha."

Akenna says, "No we didn't."

[combat with Cryheart's group]

Akenna says, "It exploded on its own."

Pukk says, "Dead bodies...we are close."

Falicor says, "Eat steel, ya gutless pigs."

[combat with Cryheart's group]

Leafiara notes, "The inside doesn't seem compromised so far, at least, so we hold here."

Akenna exclaims, "Welcome to the Temple!"

Guarrin asks, "What was that?"

[General] The ghost of Geijon thinks, "Refugees coming with Cryheart."

The ghostly voice of Stormyrain says, "A prism."

Xorus says, "They usually do explode on their own."

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

The ghostly voice of Stormyrain says, "..again."

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

The ghostly voice of Geijon says, "Get them to th' destination."

[Temple Entrance]

A closer examination of the temple's walls reveals nature's dual role of destroyer and consoler. Vines have torn apart some of the more delicate carvings, but moss has healed the breaches in the stonework. Friezes of stylized flames and lotus flowers that span the length of the facade are almost hidden in the shadows, but the sandstone figure of a kneeling woman on the lintel above the entrance is plainly visible even in the faint moonlight. You also see a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a raven that is flying around, the seaweed-covered Xayd disk, an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, a massive snowy white tiger, the bloodstained Xorus disk with scuffed and dented sides, the Lylia disk, a gaunt ivory imp, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, the fiery red Akenna disk, some polished pink coral, a carved teak door, a flight of broad stone steps and obvious signs of someone hiding.

Speaking to a sandstone figure, Pukk asks, "Which way did they go?"

The ghostly voice of Umbazi says, "Oh, Kai's Fists..."

[combat with Cryheart's group]

Leafiara says, "Gryphons still under attack in the other group."

Guarrin exclaims, "Through the tree!"

Pukk says, "So, to all those that died, and you didn't want to be in our group..."

Pukk sticks out his tongue and lets loose with a loud, "Thbtbtbtbt" from his lips!

Roblar deeply asks, "Oh?"

Cryheart says, "Search and go tree."

Maelkyth says, "On it."

Roblar deeply says, "Behind us."

A white cloaked figure hurries by. [past the Gryphon group]

Leafiara says, "What's left of the Gryphon group has made it to the tree."

Draught says, "Not many of us."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Akenna asks, "Could I have a little?"

Faerinn exclaims, "Hi, Rone!"

Guarrin says, "Let's move on..."

[General] Balinworn thinks, "Has anyone yet found a safe way to dispose of a prism? I still have one in my hand and I have absolutely no idea what in Ronan's name to do."

Lazaryth asks, "Did you see that person?"

Faerinn exclaims, "Hello again Rone!"

Some red masked robed figures follow your lead. [the Gryphons']

Guarrin says, "Aye."

Cryheart says, "Rone."

Evia says, "We went too far."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "A couple dozen or so figures have made it to the temple. We're holding at the outside since the inside doesn't appear to have been compromised yet."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "I have a solution to that problem, actually."

Roblar deeply asks, "When do we paint da temple a new shade?"

Lazaryth says, "South-ish."

Lazaryth says, "There's a path."

[General] Pietra asks, "Can you run to the wilds and throw it, Balin? Then run like hell?"

Speaking to Maelkyth, Goblyn asks, "Maybe next time I will be making the corpse dance, yes?"

Speaking wryly to Roblar, Leafiara says, "Once they take off the masks to reveal that they're golems and attack us."

Speaking to Goblyn, Maelkyth says, "I got drug off as soon as you did your thing."

Speaking to Goblyn, Maelkyth exclaims, "I love dancing!"

Iskandr asks, "Do we escort all these folks here and then THEY try to kill us too?"

Speaking hopefully to Goblyn, Pukk asks, "Oh could you please?"

Speaking to Lylia, Iskandr says, "It's what I'm prepared for at this point."

A slip of white swirls in the darkness, disappearing into the shadows nearby.

[General] Leafiara asks, "Is the town still safe?"

[General] Khaell thinks, "Yes, Leafiara."

Leafiara says, "...and we have Rone."

Speaking to Goblyn, Maelkyth says, "It was.. different."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "...so far, so good."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Rone sighted at the temple, we believe, but they're moving quickly."

[General] Thrassus thinks, "I don't think the town is thier target."

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

Pukk says, "I was right."

Speaking to a sandstone figure, Faerinn asks, "How y'all doing?"

Lazaryth asks, "Where's Alvyara?"

Lazaryth yells, "Alvy?"

Speaking to Guarrin, Akenna says, "We were ambushed..."

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "It's hard being humble, but I can do it."

[General] Cryheart thinks, "We are in the Temple, and followers are here...but we did see a white robed figure, Rone we imagine."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "You're so right!"

[General] Hapenlok asks, "Now, can we confirm that all the refugees are where they need to be?"

More red masked figures follow in Cryheart and his group.

[General] Leafiara thinks, "It might well not be, but we have to prepare for all eventualities."

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

Speaking to Akenna, Guarrin asks, "You were able to push them back?"

[General] Balinworn thinks, "For what it is worth, I had a prism in my hand that I could not put away because it was too unstable. However, after a time, it appears to have just vanished right out of my hand."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Alvyara says, "You made it."

[General] Pietra thinks, "I mean, there's a LOT of them here now."

Speaking to Akenna, Guarrin says, "Well done."

Alvyara asks, "Where's Kothos?"

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

Cryheart says, "Well done squire."

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

A grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask just arrived!

[General] Pietra exclaims, "That's great news Balin!"

Speaking to Goblyn, Pukk says, "I'm helping."

[General] Faerinn exclaims, "Campers successfully delivered to the temple!"

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Several dozen of Malluch's people have made it to the temple."

Speaking to Alvyara, Lazaryth asks, "In town, I assume. I'm sorry. Did you feel him die?"

[Temple Entrance]

A closer examination of the temple's walls reveals nature's dual role of destroyer and consoler. Vines have torn apart some of the more delicate carvings, but moss has healed the breaches in the stonework. Friezes of stylized flames and lotus flowers that span the length of the facade are almost hidden in the shadows, but the sandstone figure of a kneeling woman on the lintel above the entrance is plainly visible even in the faint moonlight. You also see a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, a black-eared red and grey fox, the Cryheart disk, the Lazaryth disk, the Guarrin disk, a lanky grey wolf, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, the seaweed-covered Xayd disk, a massive snowy white tiger, the bloodstained Xorus disk with scuffed and dented sides, the Lylia disk, a gaunt ivory imp, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, a grey robed figure wearing a carved red oak mask, the fiery red Akenna disk, some polished pink coral, a carved teak door, a flight of broad stone steps and obvious signs of someone hiding. Also here: Alvyara, Falicor, Draught, Dame Evia, Barrister Faerinn, Guarrin, Lord Thrassus, Lazaryth, Ceilia, Sir Cryheart, Ycelacie, Miss Goblyn, Lady Misun, Squire Legionnaire Iskandr, Death Knight Warclaidh, Maelkyth, Commander Roblar, Lord Chamorr, Magister Raelee, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Bernadette, Pukk, Xayd, Pietra, Roelon, Towermen, Grand Lord Asben, Relic Hunter Madmountan, Yakushi, Xorus, Imperatrix Lylia, Birch Guardian Akenna, Lord Umbazi, Luminary Berkana

Speaking to Pukk, Goblyn exclaims, "You are funny, Pukk!"

Iskandr says, "So are these the sick? They don't seem very sick."

Guarrin asks, "Were there any stragglers?"

Chamorr heartily says, "Where's Thaddy and Malluch."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "She's right, you know!"

[General] Hapenlok asks, "Hear that Thadston?"

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara asks, "Curious, isn't it?"


Arrival and Delivery

The robed figures look about, some beginning to fidget with their red oak masks.

Faerinn exclaims, "Yeah, we made it. Time to mask off and celebrate!"

Alvyara exclaims, "Kothos!"

Akenna asks, "So... where is Malluch?"

[General] Balinworn asks, "Indeed. I don't want to say for sure that picking them up is a safe way to get rid of them, but mine just vanished from my hand, so perhaps?"

Speaking evenly to Draught, Guarrin says, "Steady."

Speaking to Akenna, Xanthium says, "An excellent question."

One of the figures, shorter in height, perhaps even a child says, "We are here?"

Speaking to Alvyara, Kothos says, "I'm fine."

One of the figures, shorter in height, perhaps even a child says, "We are safe?"

Evia says, "Looks it."

Cryheart says, "Aye lass."

Speaking hopefully to a massive snowy white tiger, Goblyn asks, "Maybe you can be eating one of this masked people in some time, yes?"

Speaking to Kothos, Faerinn says, "We got them here."

Thrassus says, "Get them inside the temple."

Speaking to a massive snowy white tiger, Goblyn suggests, "You will be patient."

Pietra asks, "I mean they should go inside, no?"

Speaking to Faerinn, Kothos says, "I was only a little bit dead."

Guarrin whispers something to Kothos.

Akenna says, "Please go inside."

Falicor says, "Almost. Through the door, and we are at grandmamas house of ..."

Speaking to Kothos, Leafiara says, "Your temple, your lead in."

Falicor says, "Well."

Cryheart says, "With some casualties."

One of the grey robed figures removes his red oak mask to reveal himself as Malluch.

Cryheart whispers something to Akenna.

Kothos says, "Welcome, Master Burdos."

[General] Pietra exclaims, "I don't think anyone should try it, but I'm glad you didn't explode!"

Speaking amusedly to Malluch, Leafiara says, "Right then."

Evia says, "Ahh the Malluch of Burdos."

Malluch says, "My brothers and sisters, we are here. Please, feel free to proceed inside."

Cryheart says, "Sneaky Malluch."

Speaking to Malluch, Kothos says, "My apologies for not being here at your arrival. I was dead at the time."

Malluch says, "You left me no choice Sir Cryheart."

Speaking to Malluch, Thrassus says, "That was clever."

Malluch nods at Thrassus.

Speaking to Malluch, Pukk exclaims, "I knew you were sneaky!"

Malluch says, "I am not just a pretty face."

Malluch smirks.

Cryheart says, "Of course nae."

Speaking to Malluch, Akenna says, "Dishonorable."

Speaking to Malluch, Faerinn says, "You were an immense help. Luckily we made it."

Speaking to Malluch, Xanthium says, "You should have come to our masque last night. You'd fit right in."

Speaking softly to Malluch, Chandrellia says, "No you're a coward."

Speaking to Kothos, Faerinn says, "Fortunately you got here when you needed to."

Speaking to Kothos, Alvyara says, "Your plan worked."

Pietra says, "Well this has been fun."

Evia says, "So, do we need to go all philosophical debate time now, or...."

Speaking to Kothos, Guarrin asks, "Well, Brother...they're all yours, I suppose?"

Pietra exclaims, "Maybe all you sick folks should go INSIDE the temple!"

Speaking to Kothos, Leafiara agrees, "Your move."

Iskandr says, "You can't actually say he WASN'T at the masquerade last night."

Speaking to Kothos, Alvyara says, "You should be proud of yourself."

Chamorr heartily says, "Worked, haf da town died."

Kothos says, "Everyone. I am Brother Blud. Welcome to the swamp."

Lylia whispers something to Goblyn.

Speaking to Evia, Falicor says, "Well, if you consider the teachings of...ahh..nevermind..."

Many of the grey robed figures begin to disappear inside the Temple, some of them removing their masks, some not, as they proceed inside.

Faerinn says, "Would have been far less casualties if folks didn't compulsively pick up prisms."

Kothos says, "Inside you'll find a safe place to house your sick, and your afflicted."

Alvyara says, "I was so nervous."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "All secure. for the moment."

Kothos says, "There's baths, water, food, and places to sleep."

Chamorr heartily says, "Where is the bloodguard."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "Look, you're RIGHT there!"

Berkana asks, "Baths?"

Hapenlok whispers something to Leafiara.

Cryheart says, "Might want to watch those who did not take off their masks."

Speaking wryly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Yeah, well, at least until we find out that Thadston's *also* somehow slipped over here."

Kothos says, "For those of you who are still healthy, we ask that you set up your tents here in the courtyard."

Malluch says, "Rest well my brothers and sisters. The Blood God comes on Niiman. He will call us all home."

Faerinn says, "But I know how shiny objects compel many."

Speaking to Balinworn, Pietra exclaims, "So glad you're safe!"

Cryheart says, "Hidden wolves in sheeps clothing."

Kothos says, "You can stay with your families, but let them take up the room in the ward, please."

Iskandr says, "Well, now at least whatever evil, creepy stuff they do will be that much further from the gates of town and a good walk thru a marsh."

Ycelacie asks, "Did he leave?"

Thrassus asks, "Niiman, hm?"

Pietra asks, "He will what now?"

Speaking to Pietra, Balinworn says, "You and me both."

Speaking to Goblyn, Faerinn says, "They can't stop picking up the prisms."

Pukk asks, "Why not hidden sheep in wolves clothing?"


Deathmarshal

[General] Thadston asks, "Did the citizens and...travelers, make it to the Temple safely?"

Speaking to Malluch, Hapenlok asks, "....and you're going to aid in his likely mass murder, I take it?"

Kothos says, "Sister Nock is inside, she'll see to getting all your names and getting you blankets if you need them."

Ycelacie asks, "Any idea what this is worth?"

Speaking softly to Malluch, Chandrellia says, "I long for the day you leave town."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "It would seem so."

Speaking heartily to Malluch, Chamorr asks, "Where is the bloodguard?"

[General] Faerinn thinks, "Yes, they did Thadston."

[General] Cryheart thinks, "Aye Lord Thadston."

Speaking to Faerinn, Goblyn says, "They do look very nice, this prisms."

Berkana says, "I'm sharing Faerinn's tent."

Malluch says, "The forest."

Speaking to Malluch, Lazaryth asks, "Your god's going to come here, is he?"

Lazaryth asks, "I wonder what Ivas would think of that?"

[General] Lylia thinks, "Most, if not all, of the travelers have seemed to. Yes."

Speaking to Malluch, Hapenlok exclaims, "I think I'm going to go set your tent on fire, now. Have a great night!"

Speaking amusedly to Lazaryth, Goblyn asks, "Why will this matter what she does think?"

Speaking to Lazaryth, Faerinn says, "I bet he will. Maybe a few times."

Speaking to Malluch, Falicor asks, "Who were the friendly men and women with axes and magic bombs?"

Speaking to Goblyn, Lazaryth says, "It's Her temple."

Xanthium says, "I'm Xanthium, Brother Blud's disciple. If any of you need anything, please let me know. You are our guests."

[General] Pukk thinks, "Except Xayd killed a bunch of masked travellers."

[General] Thadston thinks, "Good."

Leafiara says, "...we probably shouldn't have told him that."

Cruxophim nonchalantly orders, "Behave."

Speaking to Lazaryth, Goblyn exclaims, "She is not here in this minute for making this protests!"

Cryheart whispers something to Balinworn.

Speaking to Goblyn, Lazaryth says, "Mm. Not right this minute, no."

[General] Pietra thinks, "He wasn't actually successful, he just freaked them out."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Goblyn says, "Hapenlok did say he is... cautious in this night."

Speaking to Xanthium, Ycelacie asks, "Do you know how to appraise and cut gems?"

Malluch squints.

[General] Lylia thinks, "Some may have tripped over a prism or two."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra asks, "Oh my, you're NOT right?"

[General] Pukk thinks, "No, no. They died."

[General] Thrassus thinks, "Rone seems to be flitting around, so if you could recall whoever that is this time before anything rash is done..."

[General] Pietra thinks, "I missed that entirely."

[General] Xayd thinks, "Someone was fireballing their faces long before I hit any of them."

Maelkyth says, "Say... missed some great dancing last night."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "No, I'm not right!"

Speaking dryly to Goblyn, Cruxophim spits, "I fully believe that."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pietra exclaims, "I almost went to that shindig. Sorry I didn't now!"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Goblyn says, "Maybe it is a..."

Kothos says, "Thank you, to all the Gryphons and those who lost their lives to get us here."

[General] Xayd thinks, "Just saying."

[General] Pukk exclaims, "No, I saw your fireball hit them all. You bad bad person you!"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Goblyn exclaims, "Joke!"

[General] Thadston thinks, "Militia. Captains. The travelers and citizens are safe. Execute operation Stonewall. Don't let a single bloodguard leave that forest and burn the bloody bodies quick."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pukk exclaims, "I didn't do it!"

Cryheart whispers something to Kothos.

Iskandr says, "Well yay, not attacked by blood golems, I'm just going to assume this is all over and that we've generally come out ok."

Speaking softly to Kothos, Chandrellia says, "I would gladly do it again."

Leafiara says, "I'd bet that either Rone, the Rooks, Thadston, or all three about to move--"

[General] Pietra asks, "Wait, what?"

Leafiara slowly says, "Yep."

Speaking to Malluch, Faerinn says, "I can help with tents if anyone needs it."

[Leafi disbands and fogs back to town]

[General] Stormyrain asks, "..sir?"

[General] Leafiara asks, "Have you gone mad?"

[General] Thrassus thinks, "Goodness, it seems the Marshall has lost himself in bloodlust."

[Lower Dragonsclaw, Forest]

You come across a burnt-out fire pit, evidence that others have travelled through this deep forest. The charred remains of a large log hold no lingering warmth, but do provide a certain security with their assurance that others have passed the night here safely. You also see a withered grey modwir tree, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a covered wagon, a grey-armored bloodguard and a grey-armored bloodguard.

Roelon deeply says, "What the..."

[General] Leafiara asks, "Are they even aware of this operation?"

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

[General] Pukk exclaims, "I knew it! It's a trap!"

[General] Gutstorm asks, "Kill em all and let the mayor sort it out?"

[General] Lylia asks, "Death-squads, you say?"

[General] Faerinn thinks, "Good look with that Marshal. Don't store their bodies....or die around them."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "The militia have taken the field. and I got a feeling..."

[General] Pukk thinks, "I felt a purring to Lylia's thoughts with that phrase."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "The militia's arrived at the camps."

[General] Roblar asks, "Me will join dis operation, where dey be?"

[Lower Dragonsclaw, Forest]

You pause to allow your eyes to adjust to the further dimming of the light as you move deeper into the trees. The oaks surrounding you loom larger, and are interspersed with modwir trees, further blocking the rays of the moon. You also see a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a massive snowy white tiger, an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, a lanky grey wolf, the black Hapenlok disk, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a covered wagon, a covered wagon, a grey-armored bloodguard and a grey-armored bloodguard.

Also here: Kippe, Roelon, Hapenlok, Mayor Leafiara

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "Wait."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "...it's at the camps."

[OOC note: In the interest of demonstrating part of why events play out the way they do, I've included an extensive display of the bloodguards slaughtering everyone with ease. That said, it's kind of frivolous for informational purposes when re-reviewing logs later on, so click over to the right if you want to see it, and don't if you don't.]

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Roelon!

AS: +955 vs DS: +702 with AvD: +28 + d100 roll: +55 = +336

... and hits for 99 points of damage!

Shot to neck sends Roelon into shock which leads very quickly to death.

Roelon drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Chandrellia!

AS: +974 vs DS: +184 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +57 = +879

... and hits for 420 points of damage!

Deft slash!

Chandrellia is spun around and hit hard in her lower back.

Chandrellia drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Hapenlok!

AS: +974 vs DS: +668 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +50 = +390

... and hits for 168 points of damage!

Deep slash to Hapenlok's right side!

Several inches of padding sliced off hip....

From the inside!

Hapenlok drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Kippe!

AS: +955 vs DS: +550 with AvD: +28 + d100 roll: +27 = +460

... and hits for 173 points of damage!

Body pulped to a gooey mass.

Watch where you step!

Kippe drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Leafiara!

Some shiny red zelnorn chain mail emblazoned with a large white leaf partially deflects the onslaught of the slashing attack.

AS: +974 vs DS: +644 with AvD: +38 + d100 roll: +2 = +370

... and hits for 131 points of damage!

Hard slash to Leafiara's side opens her spleen!

She is stunned!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Leafiara!

Some shiny red zelnorn chain mail emblazoned with a large white leaf partially deflects the onslaught of the slashing attack.

AS: +974 vs DS: +582 with AvD: +38 + d100 roll: +44 = +474

... and hits for 133 points of damage!

Deep slash to Leafiara's right forearm!

Leafiara drops dead at your feet!

[General] Thrassus thinks, "Thadston, what you are doing is a very bad idea."

The ghostly voice of Roelon deeply says, "Well now..."

The ghostly voice of Chandrellia softly asks, "Why?"

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Evia!

AS: +970 vs DS: +830 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +39 = +198

... and hits for 14 points of damage!

Deft swing strikes Evia's neck.

Maybe not fatal but it's sure distracting.

She is stunned!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Evia!

AS: +974 vs DS: +820 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +69 = +242

... and hits for 18 points of damage!

Smooth slash to Evia's hip!

Nice crunching sound.

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Evia!

AS: +970 vs DS: +830 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +73 = +232

... and hits for 21 points of damage!

Hard slash to belly severs a few nerve endings.

She is stunned!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Evia!

AS: +974 vs DS: +820 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +57 = +230

... and hits for 21 points of damage!

Blow to head!

Chamorr looks determined and focused.

In an awe inspiring display of combat mastery, Chamorr engages a grey-armored bloodguard in a furious dance macabre, spiralling into a blur of strikes and ripostes!

Chamorr swings a chromatic glaes broadsword at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +573 vs DS: +253 with AvD: +18 + d100 roll: +96 = +434

... and hits for 82 points of damage!

Hard slash to belly severs a few nerve endings.

Chamorr swings a chromatic glaes broadsword at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +573 vs DS: +253 with AvD: +18 + d100 roll: +47 = +385

... and hits for 67 points of damage!

Nice puncture to the abdomen, just missed vital organs!

Chamorr swings a chromatic glaes broadsword at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +573 vs DS: +253 with AvD: +18 + d100 roll: +69 = +407

... and hits for 71 points of damage!

Nice puncture to the abdomen, just missed vital organs!

Chamorr swings a chromatic glaes broadsword at a grey-armored bloodguard!

With no room to spare, the grey-armored bloodguard manages to parry the blow with his metal sword!

Chamorr swings a chromatic glaes broadsword at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +573 vs DS: +253 with AvD: +18 + d100 roll: +49 = +387

... and hits for 67 points of damage!

Smooth slash to the grey-armored bloodguard's hip!

Nice crunching sound.

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Evia!

AS: +970 vs DS: +683 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +68 = +374

... and hits for 39 points of damage!

Solid strike caves Evia's skull in, resulting in instant death!

Evia drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Lazaryth!

AS: +974 vs DS: +524 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +31 = +500

... and hits for 77 points of damage!

Bloody slash to Lazaryth's side!

Instant death, due to lack of intestines.

Lazaryth drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Berkana!

AS: +970 vs DS: +589 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +63 = +476

... and hits for 239 points of damage!

Blow cracks a rib and punctures a lung.

Breathing becomes a challenge.

Berkana drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Xayd!

AS: +974 vs DS: +486 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +59 = +581

... and hits for 273 points of damage!

Awesome shot collapses a lung!

Xayd drops dead at your feet!

Cryheart swings a closed fist at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +488 vs DS: +237 with AvD: -23 + d100 roll: +66 = +294

... and hits for 7 points of damage!

Hit glances off the grey-armored bloodguard's hip.

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Ycelacie!

AS: +970 vs DS: +587 with AvD: +34 + d100 roll: +41 = +458

... and hits for 195 points of damage!

Hard slash to Ycelacie's side!

Right arm no longer available for use.

Ycelacie drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Draught!

AS: +974 vs DS: +240 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +18 = +771

... and hits for 87 points of damage!

Awesome shot collapses a lung!

He is stunned!

The ghostly voice of Kippe thoughtfully says, "Hm."

Leafiara sarcastically says, "Oh, what a surprise."

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Chamorr!

AS: +970 vs DS: +498 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +51 = +542

... and hits for 56 points of damage!

Spectacular slash!

Chamorr's left arm is neatly amputated!

He is stunned!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Draught!

AS: +974 vs DS: +212 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +50 = +831

... and hits for 95 points of damage!

Crushing blow to the spine!

Draught slumps to the ground.

He is knocked to the ground!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Chamorr!

AS: +970 vs DS: +412 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +13 = +590

... and hits for 62 points of damage!

Horrible slash to Chamorr's head! Brain matter goes flying!

Looks like he never felt a thing.

Chamorr drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Draught!

AS: +974 vs DS: +159 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +60 = +894

... and hits for 101 points of damage!

Gruesome, slashing blow to the side of Draught's head!

Skull split open! Brain (and life) vanishes in a fine mist.

Draught drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Guarrin!

AS: +978 vs DS: +738 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +11 = +270

... and hits for 25 points of damage!

Deep, bloody slash to Guarrin's right thigh!

He is knocked to the ground!

He is stunned!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman swings an ornately-etched bardiche at a grey-armored bloodguard!

The grey-armored bloodguard evades the attack by a hair!

[SMR result: 54 (Open d100: 74)]

A massive snowy white tiger slashes her claws at a grey-armored bloodguard, but they pass through nothing but air.

Cryheart swings a closed fist at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +485 vs DS: +237 with AvD: -23 + d100 roll: +8 = +233

... and hits for 4 points of damage!

Blow glances off the grey-armored bloodguard's shoulder.

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

Goblyn says, "Someone will maybe tell the others that it is..."

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

Warclaidh looks determined and focused.

In a breathtaking display of ability and combat mastery, Warclaidh whirls in a fury of unrelenting strikes and ripostes!

Warclaidh swings a shoddy battle axe at a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman!

AS: +747 vs DS: +442 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +88 = +425

... and hits for 123 points of damage!

Quick, powerful slash to the Wehnimer's militiaman's right knee!

The Wehnimer's militiaman is knocked to the ground!

The Wehnimer's militiaman is stunned!

A sickly green aura radiates from a shoddy low steel battle axe with a decomposing helve and seeps into a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman's wounds!

... 15 points of damage!

Throat strike causes the Wehnimer's militiaman to cough.

The coraesine relic on Warclaidh's battle axe flares up with a blazing white-grey aura! Vicious winds curl around him in a spiraling vortex, increasing his momentum as he lets loose a lightning-quick strike!

Warclaidh swings a shoddy battle axe at a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman!

AS: +747 vs DS: +346 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +48 = +481

... and hits for 160 points of damage!

Brain driven into neck by mammoth downswing!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman utters a final curse, then dies.

Warclaidh swings a shoddy battle axe at a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman!

AS: +747 vs DS: +568 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +2 = +213

... and hits for 51 points of damage!

Solid blow gouges a chunk out of the Wehnimer's militiaman's left leg.

The Wehnimer's militiaman is stunned!

Necrotic energy from Warclaidh's battle axe flares up momentarily!

Warclaidh appears to gain succour from the unnatural energy!

Warclaidh's battle axe unleashes a blast of psychic energy!

The Wehnimer's militiaman recoils in shock!

A sickly green aura radiates from a shoddy low steel battle axe with a decomposing helve and seeps into a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman's wounds!

... 5 points of damage!

The Wehnimer's militiaman's left leg jerks momentarily.

The coraesine relic on Warclaidh's battle axe flares up with a blazing white-grey aura! Vicious winds curl around him in a spiraling vortex, increasing his momentum as he lets loose a lightning-quick strike!

Warclaidh swings a shoddy battle axe at a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman!

AS: +772 vs DS: +500 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +99 = +403

... and hits for 166 points of damage!

Wicked slash slices open the Wehnimer's militiaman's chest!

Heart and lungs pureed!

Sickening!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman falls to the ground and dies.

Warclaidh swings a shoddy battle axe at a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman!

AS: +747 vs DS: +695 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +27 = +111

... and hits for 3 points of damage!

Light slash to the Wehnimer's militiaman's abdomen!

Barely nicked.

The coraesine relic on Warclaidh's battle axe flares up with a blazing white-grey aura! Vicious winds curl around him in a spiraling vortex, increasing his momentum as he lets loose a lightning-quick strike!

Warclaidh swings a shoddy battle axe at a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman!

The Wehnimer's militiaman moves at the last moment to evade the attack!

Warclaidh's battle axe unleashes a blast of psychic energy!

The Wehnimer's militiaman recoils in shock!

The Wehnimer's militiaman is stunned!

Warclaidh swings a shoddy battle axe at a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman!

AS: +747 vs DS: +502 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +17 = +294

... and hits for 106 points of damage!

Awesome shot collapses a lung!

The Wehnimer's militiaman is stunned!

The coraesine relic on Warclaidh's battle axe flares up with a blazing white-grey aura! Vicious winds curl around him in a spiraling vortex, increasing his momentum as he lets loose a lightning-quick strike!

Warclaidh swings a shoddy battle axe at a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman!

AS: +747 vs DS: +470 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +48 = +357

... and hits for 121 points of damage!

Powerful slash!

The Wehnimer's militiaman's right leg is severed at the knee!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman falls to the ground grasping her mangled right leg!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman spasms painfully on the ground one last time and dies.

Warclaidh swings a shoddy battle axe at a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman!

AS: +747 vs DS: +673 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +7 = +113

... and hits for 4 points of damage!

Weak slash across chest!

Slightly less painful than heartburn.

Necrotic energy from Warclaidh's battle axe flares up momentarily!

Warclaidh appears to gain succour from the unnatural energy!

Warclaidh's battle axe unleashes a blast of psychic energy!

The Wehnimer's militiaman recoils in shock!

The Wehnimer's militiaman is stunned!

Warclaidh swings a shoddy battle axe at a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman!

The Wehnimer's militiaman barely manages to fend off the attack with his bardiche!

Warclaidh suddenly stops moving light-footedly.

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Yakushi!

AS: +970 vs DS: +827 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +62 = +237

... and hits for 113 points of damage!

Awesome shot collapses a lung!

He is stunned!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Iskandr!

AS: +974 vs DS: +274 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +16 = +748

... and hits for 338 points of damage!

Left leg ripped from socket at the knee!

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

Iskandr drops dead at your feet!

The ghostly voice of Berkana says, "Ugh."

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman charges in!

[Roll result: -162 (open d100: 47)]

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman hurls itself at a grey-armored bloodguard but it sails by and lands in a heap on the ground.

Cryheart swings a closed fist at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +484 vs DS: +253 with AvD: -23 + d100 roll: +64 = +272

... and hits for 6 points of damage!

Swing at the grey-armored bloodguard's eye catches an eyebrow instead!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Yakushi!

AS: +970 vs DS: +729 with AvD: +32 + d100 roll: +46 = +319

... and hits for 184 points of damage!

A mighty hit turns Yakushi's insides to outsides!

Yakushi drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Guarrin!

AS: +974 vs DS: +633 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +14 = +374

... and hits for 36 points of damage!

Diagonal slash leaves a bloody trail across Guarrin's torso.

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Guarrin!

AS: +978 vs DS: +633 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +9 = +373

... and hits for 32 points of damage!

Deep slash to Guarrin's left forearm!

Balinworn swings a perfect vultite greataxe at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +518 vs DS: +228 with AvD: +35 + d100 roll: +46 = +371

... and hits for 107 points of damage!

Slash to the grey-armored bloodguard's lower back!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman convulses in horrified agony!

... 20 points of damage!

Guarrin shakes off the stun and begins frothing at the mouth!

The berserker's rage leaves Guarrin's eyes.

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman convulses in horrified agony!

... 20 points of damage!

[Roll result: -156 (open d100: 78)]

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman hurls itself at a grey-armored bloodguard but it sails by and lands in a heap on the ground.

Goblyn says, "Death."

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Guarrin!

AS: +974 vs DS: +658 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +67 = +402

... and hits for 41 points of damage!

Hard blow to Guarrin's ear!

Deep gash and a terrible headache!

He is stunned!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Guarrin!

AS: +978 vs DS: +417 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +4 = +584

... and hits for 56 points of damage!

Whoosh! Several ribs driven into lungs.

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman swings an ornately-etched bardiche at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +486 vs DS: +237 with AvD: +14 + d100 roll: +50 = +313

... and hits for 53 points of damage!

Smooth slash to the grey-armored bloodguard's hip!

Nice crunching sound.

The ghostly voice of Hapenlok says, "Tell them to stop. I think the tents are still...."

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman convulses in horrified agony!

... 27 points of damage!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman convulses in horrified agony!

... 30 points of damage!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Stormyrain!

AS: +970 vs DS: +752 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +29 = +277

... and hits for 57 points of damage!

Hard blow to Stormyrain's ear!

Deep gash and a terrible headache!

She is stunned!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Guarrin!

AS: +974 vs DS: +417 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +20 = +596

... and hits for 60 points of damage!

Right leg ripped from socket at the knee!

Guarrin screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled right leg!

Guarrin drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Warclaidh!

Some angular vultite leg greaves partially deflect the onslaught of the crushing attack.

AS: +978 vs DS: +627 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +23 = +393

... and hits for 51 points of damage!

Right leg mangled horribly.

He is knocked to the ground!

He is stunned!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman swings an ornately-etched bardiche at a grey-armored bloodguard!

The grey-armored bloodguard moves at the last moment to evade the attack!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Stormyrain!

AS: +970 vs DS: +511 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +13 = +502

... and hits for 125 points of damage!

Crushing blow to the spine!

Stormyrain slumps to the ground.

Stormyrain drops dead at your feet!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Balinworn!

AS: +974 vs DS: +626 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +78 = +445

... and hits for 43 points of damage!

Hard hit shatters weapon arm.

He is stunned!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Warclaidh!

AS: +978 vs DS: +933 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +6 = +70

A clean miss.

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman swings an ornately-etched bardiche at a grey-armored bloodguard!

With no room to spare, the grey-armored bloodguard manages to parry the blow with his metal sword!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman convulses in horrified agony!

... 39 points of damage!

The Wehnimer's militiaman is stunned!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman convulses in horrified agony!

... 25 points of damage!

The Wehnimer's militiaman is stunned!

[Roll result: -168 (open d100: 41)]

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman hurls itself at a grey-armored bloodguard but it sails by and lands in a heap on the ground.

[SMR result: 2 (Open d100: 22)]

A massive snowy white tiger slashes her claws at a grey-armored bloodguard, but they pass through nothing but air.

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Balinworn!

AS: +974 vs DS: +554 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +5 = +444

... and hits for 47 points of damage!

Whoosh! Several ribs driven into lungs.

Cryheart swings a closed fist at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +482 vs DS: +237 with AvD: -23 + d100 roll: +68 = +290

... and hits for 6 points of damage!

A feeble blow to the grey-armored bloodguard's left arm!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman convulses in horrified agony!

... 30 points of damage!

The Wehnimer's militiaman is stunned!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman convulses in horrified agony!

... 23 points of damage!

The Wehnimer's militiaman is stunned!

A swirling cloud of shadow forms around Warclaidh's right hand as he prepares a spell...

Warclaidh gestures.

A wall of force surrounds Warclaidh.

[Roll result: -82 (open d100: 58)]

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman hurls itself at a grey-armored bloodguard but it sails by and lands in a heap on the ground.

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Balinworn!

AS: +974 vs DS: +502 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +91 = +582

... and hits for 62 points of damage!

Slash to head destroys Balinworn's left eye!

Doesn't do his brain any good either.

Balinworn drops dead at your feet!

[Roll result: -254 (open d100: 10)]

With a fluid whirl, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman plants an eahnor-tipped ornate argent glaive firmly into the ground near a grey-armored bloodguard and jerks the weapon sharply sideways.

The militiaman's attempt to trip fails miserably and manages to hit itself instead! Self-inflicted blow leaves him hobbling about comically!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Warclaidh!

AS: +970 vs DS: +964 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +14 = +39

A clean miss.

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Warclaidh!

AS: +974 vs DS: +964 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +91 = +120

... and hits for 1 point of damage!

Thumped Warclaidh's chest.

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman swings an ornately-etched bardiche at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +486 vs DS: +221 with AvD: +14 + d100 roll: +43 = +322

... and hits for 54 points of damage!

Slash to the grey-armored bloodguard's chest!

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

Cryheart swings a closed fist at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +482 vs DS: +239 with AvD: -23 + d100 roll: +40 = +260

... and hits for 5 points of damage!

A feeble blow to the grey-armored bloodguard's left arm!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman convulses in horrified agony!

... 25 points of damage!

The Wehnimer's militiaman appears to slowly regain his composure.

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman convulses in horrified agony!

... 36 points of damage!

The Wehnimer's militiaman is stunned!

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Warclaidh!

AS: +974 vs DS: +964 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +69 = +98

A clean miss.

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Cryheart!

AS: +978 vs DS: +452 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +18 = +563

... and hits for 41 points of damage!

Right elbow smashed into a thousand pieces.

He is stunned!

As Cryheart's duelling gauntlets is hit, its outer rim seems to fold inward upon itself drawing the grey-armored bloodguard along with it!

... 25 points of damage!

Chest heaves as air rushes away from it!

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman swings an ornately-etched bardiche at a grey-armored bloodguard!

AS: +466 vs DS: +237 with AvD: +14 + d100 roll: +43 = +286

... and hits for 38 points of damage!

Deft slash across chest draws blood!

The grey-armored bloodguard takes a deep breath.

[General] Leafiara thinks, "The bloodguards are too powerful for this. Withdraw, Thadston."

A uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman convulses in horrified agony!

... 35 points of damage!

The Wehnimer's militiaman appears to slowly regain his composure.

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Cryheart!

AS: +970 vs DS: +423 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +100 = +666

... and hits for 57 points of damage!

Feint left spins Cryheart around!

Jagged slash to lower back.

Cryheart's kroderine plate glows brightly for a moment, consuming the magical energies around the grey-armored bloodguard!

A bolt of energy leaps from the bloodguard to the kroderine plate.

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Cryheart!

AS: +978 vs DS: +408 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +43 = +632

... and hits for 55 points of damage!

Hard slash to Cryheart's side!

Left arm no longer available for use.

[Lower Dragonsclaw, Forest]

You pause to allow your eyes to adjust to the further dimming of the light as you move deeper into the trees. The oaks surrounding you loom larger, and are interspersed with modwir trees, further blocking the rays of the moon. You also see a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a grey-armored bloodguard, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman that appears dead, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman that appears dead, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, some light leather, a wooden shield, a short sword, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman that appears dead, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a grey-armored bloodguard, a black-eared red and grey fox, a white-tailed broom hare, the Cryheart disk, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, a grey-armored bloodguard, a grey-armored bloodguard, a velnalin that appears dead, a short-haired grey cat, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a massive snowy white tiger, an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, a lanky grey wolf, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a covered wagon, a covered wagon, a grey-armored bloodguard and a grey-armored bloodguard.

Also here: the body of Yakushi who is lying down, the body of Ycelacie who is lying down, Death Knight Warclaidh, the body of Luminary Berkana who is lying down, a stunned Sir Cryheart, the body of Xayd who is lying down, the body of Lord Chamorr who is lying down, the body of Squire Legionnaire Iskandr who is lying down, the body of Lazaryth who is lying down, the body of Guarrin who is lying down, the body of Dame Evia who is lying down, the body of Draught who is lying down, the body of Balinworn who is lying down, the body of Stormyrain who is lying down, the body of Lady in Waiting Chandrellia who is lying down, Miss Goblyn, the body of Kippe who is lying down, the body of Roelon who is lying down, the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down

A grey-armored bloodguard swings a huge metal sword at Cryheart!

AS: +970 vs DS: +385 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +61 = +665

... and hits for 71 points of damage!

Gruesome, slashing blow to the side of Cryheart's head!

Skull split open! Brain (and life) vanishes in a fine mist.

Cryheart drops dead at your feet!

[Roll result: -155 (open d100: 95)]

With a fluid whirl, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman plants an eahnor-tipped ornate argent glaive firmly into the ground near a grey-armored bloodguard and jerks the weapon sharply sideways.

The militiaman's attempt to trip fails miserably and manages to hit itself instead! Self-inflicted blow leaves him hobbling about comically!

[General] The ghost of Stormyrain thinks, "What the damnation have you done, Thadston."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "You've been using the militia as your personal army since the very day you joined it."

[General] Roblar exclaims, "Dey swing hard!"

The ghostly voice of Iskandr says, "Well, there goes my whole leg."

Goblyn says, "There are... too many for making the life here, I do think."

[General] Cruxophim thinks, "It's a bit excessive, yes."

[self-raise, recovering in the temple]

[General] The ghost of Chandrellia exclaims, "Thadston you will get everyone killed you fool!"

[General] Leafiara thinks, "We should have expected no better of a man who applied for citizenship and ran for his marshal position in the same week."

The coppery barn owl hoots.

Berkana says, "What did I walk into through the damn mist..."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Joining to execute his personal agenda against the witch, and now Malluch."

[General] Stormyrain thinks, "Where are you."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "....and I don't think those tents are unoccupied by ....innocents."

[General] Cruxophim thinks, "He's clearly deranged."

[General] The ghost of Chandrellia thinks, "Thadston I hope they arrest you for war crimes."

[Society] Donforfi thinks, "Zigged again. Shame."

Pukk says, "Ready."

[scouting to look for Thadston]

Leafiara angrily asks, "Where is he?"

[General] Hapenlok asks, "So, how many people are going to pay the price tonight because of you trying to make amends for your failures with your son?"

[General] Malluch exclaims, "Stop you fool! Or they'll keep defending!"

[General] Faerinn exclaims, "Thadston how many people are you going to take with you with your suidcidal ideation!"

Leafiara just bit the dust!

Pukk just bit the dust!

Wintersylph just bit the dust!

Leafiara admits, "Well, it was worth a shot." [looking in the camp for Thadston]

[General] Stormyrain thinks, "Where. Are. You."

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "You always know how to show me a good time."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Well, if Renpaw wasn't going to listen to me about your removal from power before, he sure better now."

[Lower Dragonsclaw, Forest]

Modwir trees predominate this section of forest, as though the oak, satisfied with its allotted space, has made room for the tall pines. You also see a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a grey-armored bloodguard, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a grey-armored bloodguard, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, a lanky grey wolf, a short-haired grey cat, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a spotted truffle, a wrinkled truffle, a charred skull on a pike, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a covered wagon and obvious signs of someone hiding.

Also here: the body of Pukk who is lying down, the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down

[the battle rages, but the militia is outmatched]

[General] Guarrin thinks, "Thadston. Stop this."

The ghostly voice of Razanetika softly says, "Damn it."

[General] Geijon asks, "We got eyes on Thadston?"

[General] The ghostly voice of Leafiara thinks, "Not that I know of."

[General] Geijon thinks, "Do not attack our militia."

[General] Stormyrain thinks, "Militia, I implore you to stand down and return to town."

The ghostly voice of Asben says, "Oooo."

[General] The ghostly voice of Leafiara thinks, "Please ignore Thadston's threats of arrest and charges for disobedience. I'll pardon all who stand down in the interest of saving their lives."

[combat]

[General] The ghostly voice of Leafiara assures, "And we will pursue his removal from the council and the militia."

The ghostly voice of Asben exclaims, "Get em Roblar!"

[combat]

Roblar deeply asks, "Kill em?"

[combat]

[General] The ghostly voice of Leafiara thinks, "Even more so than we already have."

[combat]

[General] Thrassus thinks, "I see him."

[combat]

[General] Stormyrain asks, "Where?"

The ghostly voice of Razanetika softly says, "Oh my stars."

[combat]

[General] Thrassus thinks, "He's in the camp."


Withdrawal

Roblar drops dead at your feet!

[Lower Dragonsclaw, Forest]

Modwir trees predominate this section of forest, as though the oak, satisfied with its allotted space, has made room for the tall pines. You also see a huge metal sword, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman that appears stunned, a bat-eared fox, a lanky grey wolf that is sitting, a huge metal sword, a grey-armored bloodguard that is sitting, a grey-armored bloodguard, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman that appears dead, a grey-armored bloodguard, a grey-armored bloodguard that is lying down, a grey-armored bloodguard that is sitting, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a uniformed Wehnimer's militiaman, a short-haired grey cat, a spotted truffle, a wrinkled truffle, a charred skull on a pike, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent, a red canvas tent and a covered wagon.

Also here: the body of Commander Roblar who is lying down, the body of Grand Lord Asben who is lying down, the body of Razanetika who is lying down, the body of Pukk who is lying down, the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down

The ghostly voice of Razanetika softly says, "Noooooooo."

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "Oh my gods."

The ghostly voice of Roblar deeply says, "Ruh roh."

The ghostly voice of Roblar deeply says, "Was going to figs ha."

The ghostly voice of Pukk exclaims, "Roblar died..it is a horrible day!"

Lord Thadston just arrived.

[Thadstoon begins to drag Leafi, then the others, back to town]

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "I think there's still refugees in those tents."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "I hope he isn't..."

[General] Geijon thinks, "All have left Hapenlok."

[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 white flask, a white flask, a massive snowy white tiger, a black-eared red and grey fox, the Hagrand disk, the Syntharis disk, a cloud greatfang, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Lord Thadston, the body of Mayor Leafiara who is lying down, Junarra, Magister Raelee, Fyngaeth, Staysis, Death Knight Warclaidh, Biinc who is sitting, Soneiken, Miss Goblyn, Aleid, Stormyrain, the body of Ycelacie who is lying down, the body of Sir Cryheart who is lying down, the body of Xayd who is lying down, the body of Lord Chamorr who is lying down, the body of Squire Legionnaire Iskandr who is lying down, the body of Lazaryth who is lying down, the body of Dame Evia who is lying down, the body of Draught who is lying down, Balinworn who is lying down, Roelon, Guarrin, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Hagrand, Kippe, Hento, Syhm, Syntharis, Journeyman Yavs, Great Lord Naberios, Rawdune

Speaking to Thadston, the ghostly voice of Leafiara says, "You sure move well for a blind man."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "I was trying to peek in the tents, before it all went wrong."

Lord Thadston just went northwest.

[General] Opalina exclaims, "This sounds terrible!"

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "I'm still thinking ruse."

Biinc says, "Very loud here."

[General] The ghostly voice of Leafiara thinks, "The Rooks' move is the real plan."

The ghostly voice of Cryheart says, "Hmm..I cannae move my body."

[General] Stormyrain asks, "Thadston was just in town..is he back in camp?"

Thadston just arrived, dragging the body of Pukk with him.

[General] The ghost of Razanetika: "He's rescuing the dead."

[General] The ghostly voice of Leafiara thinks, "He took me back to town. I believe he's taking many to town."

Stormyrain stares at Thadston.

Lord Thadston just went northwest.

The ghostly voice of Evia says, "OH."

[General] Thrassus thinks, "He seems to be dragging folk out."

Speaking to Leafiara, Soneiken asks, "What am I killing?"

Speaking to Pukk, the ghostly voice of Iskandr says, "Oh, well that was nice of him."

[General] Thadston thinks, "Militia, stand down."

Speaking to Soneiken, the ghostly voice of Leafiara says, "Nothing. Stand down."

The ghostly voice of Draught says, "Thank you."

[General] The ghostly voice of Leafiara dryly thinks, "Oh, yes, now you get it."

Balley softly says, "NOW he tells people to stand down."

Speaking to Cryheart, Balinworn says, "Was an honor to fight with you again, even if it meant I fell. I apologize for letting you down."

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "So there I was. Me against a hundred of those bloodguards and I was killing them all when all of a sudden a squirrel jumped out and caught my attention... squirrels will be the death of me."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "....the most sensible thing I've heard from you tonight. Now...I don't have to pursue the course of action that I was going to pursue."

The ghostly voice of Pukk says, "Oh wait..they were."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "...yet."

[General] Faerinn thinks, "Finally some sense Thadston. Resign while you are on a roll."

Speaking to Cruxophim, the ghostly voice of Ycelacie says, "Did you get to avoid dying."

Geijon says, "Well."

The ghostly voice of Lazaryth says, "Very interesting story, Pukk."

Biinc says, "I give up."

Goldstr exclaims, "Ooof!"

[General] Opalina thinks, "Ohh be nice Faerinn! He's only tryin to help."

Pietra asks, "Why am I here?"

[General] Ushakaron thinks, "Thadston has been crazy since he came back from one of his trips. Not sure he is really Thadston but that's not for me to decide."

Pietra exclaims, "I didn't die!"

[General] Leafiara thinks, "It's still a ruse. I'd bet he's struck a deal with the Rooks, again."

The ghostly voice of Lazaryth says, "My pride needs healing."

Speaking to Pietra, Goblyn exclaims, "We can be changing that!"

The ghostly voice of Iskandr says, "I remain ready for life whenever, but feel like I'm like the chorus in all this on the best of days, so feel free to revive the key players."

Speaking to Leafiara, Geijon asks, "Can you summon Thadston to th' Gates?"

[Focused] Hapenlok thinks, "I was about to set fire to the barracks."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pietra exclaims, "No really, I'm okay!"

[General] Leafiara asks, "Thadston, where have you gone?"

Speaking to Geijon, Leafiara says, "Trying."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pietra exclaims, "Another time! I promise!"

Speaking to Pietra, Goblyn complains, "But you will be much better if you are dead!"

Kippe says, "There's still one very angry bloodguard roaming the forest."

Chamorr heartily says, "Im alive."

[General] Faerinn thinks, "No that's rolton roar Opal. The time to be nice was long over. Thadston needed retired months ago."

Speaking to Pietra, Goblyn says, "You will be remembering that you did say this."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "I think we're beyond asking Renpaw to remove him, Leafiara."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pietra says, "I have no doubt whatsoever."

Speaking to Goblyn, Geijon asks, "You see the Marshall?"

[General] Leafiara thinks, "If you want a duel, have at it."

Junarra says, "He's been dragging folks here, Thadston."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Just keep it outside the gates."

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "We have spells, and we have blades."

Speaking to Geijon, Goblyn asks, "The Marshall?"

The ghostly voice of Lazaryth says, "I feel better already."

Pukk asks, "Where is Thaddy daddy?"

Draught says, "Much obliged."

Cryheart whispers something to Goblyn.

[General] Malluch exclaims, "You idiot! You caused even bigger problems!"

Speaking to Goblyn, Geijon says, "Thadston."

Thadston just arrived, dragging the body of Asben with him.

Lord Thadston just went northwest.

Speaking to Geijon, Goblyn says, "He was maybe dragging Pukk in some short time of the past..."

Goblyn yells, "And there!"

Goblyn points northwest.

[General] Faerinn exclaims, "Resign Thadston!"

Speaking to Goblyn, Pietra exclaims, "Good catch!"

Theoan exclaims, "Elbromo!"

Pukk asks, "Thadston dragged me?"

Thadston just arrived, dragging the body of Razanetika with him.

Lord Thadston just went northwest.

Speaking to Pukk, the ghostly voice of Iskandr exclaims, "Sure did, what a guy that one!"

[General] Hapenlok asks, "Did you expect anything less, Malluch? Are you that dense?"

Roelon deeply says, "Ah think Malluch has nae control of those bloodguards."

[General] Pietra asks, "So he gets all these folks killed, and then drags them to Voln. What... in the world?"

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "You grew up here. you should know better."

Speaking mischievously to Cryheart, Goblyn exclaims, "When you do not need it for things!"

Geijon asks, "Bloodguard th' source of all our dead?"

Pukk says, "I still don't like him."

Roelon deeply says, "And Thadston don' went and make them berserk."

Cryheart smiles at Goblyn.

Speaking tentatively to Cryheart, Goblyn asks, "This is a 'yes', yes?"

Guarrin asks, "Any eyes on Thadston?"

Pukk says, "Although if I call him Thaddy Daddy, it might be a term of endearment now."

Yavs raspily says, "What a mess."

Cryheart says, "Well...perhaps when I be under the earth."

Cryheart grins at Goblyn.

Speaking to Guarrin, Geijon says, "He's just acting irrational."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Geijon asks, "Stormy. What's th' call?"

Thadston just arrived, dragging the body of Elbromo with him.

Leafiara says, "She already gave the call to retreat."

Stormyrain stares at Thadston.

Pukk asks, "It's raining again?"

Geijon tries to pull Thadston towards him.

Cryheart glances at Thadston.

Falicor glances at Thadston.

[General] Hapenlok thinks, "Sleepy just limbed one."

Cryheart raises an eyebrow in Thadston's direction.

Guarrin looks at Thadston blankly, at a loss to express himself.

Speaking to Iskandr, Fyngaeth exclaims, "Why are you still dead?!"

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon asks, "What are you doing, Thadston?"

Lord Thadston just went east.

Leafiara mutters, "What are you doing out there?"

Falicor asks, "Having a good night, fella?"

Leafiara says, "And there he goes."

Stormyrain just went east.


Overdue Confrontation

[General] Thadston thinks, "I'm outside the Mayor's office if you have something to say Leafiara."

[General] Opalina thinks, "Hum. I don't think anyhone was forced to follow him at at least he is grabbing them to voln and not leaving them out there to perish."

Evia says, "Phew."

[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 black-eared red and grey fox, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, a large purple wooden barrel and a faded circle of smeared blood along the side of Moot Hall.

Also here: Kippe, Birch Guardian Akenna, Pietra, Bernadette, Falicor, Avalera, Goldstr, Draught, Sir Geijon, Hento, Guarrin, Mayor Leafiara, Stormyrain, Lord Thadston

Speaking to Geijon, Goldstr says, "He do be cursed."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Do I ever."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "You're on a power trip."

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "Stand and account."

Speaking to Thadston, Pietra asks, "How is it you're getting so many folks killed and you think you're right?"

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "You've lost your mind and any sense of assessing the situation properly."

Pietra says, "Only Pukk is right."

[General] Malluch thinks, "You ignorant fool! You've caused so much of this problem...."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "You trust in nobody besides yourself, which is why you threaten your own captains with charges of arrest for disobedience."

Thadston says, "I suppose in some ways I have."

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

Speaking deeply to Thadston, Roelon says, "Ye threaten more lives then ye think yir saving."

[General] Geijon thinks, "You set bait, Malluch. You aren't a saint here."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Oh, stuff it, Malluch. Your acting is among the saddest I've seen."

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn exclaims, "Resign!"

[General] Lylia thinks, "Malluch, you owe the town twenty-eight years more. I would not sound so outraged, were I you."

Speaking peevedly to Cryheart, Pukk says, "I told you."

Speaking to Geijon, Falicor says, "Ask him if it was his men that cut my hand off. I dont know if I can ask nicely."

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "It's hard being humble."

Lord Malluch just arrived.

[General] Faerinn thinks, "Malluch, get in a cell with Thadston."

Malluch exclaims, "You IDIOT!"

Evia says, "Oh."

Evia says, "My my."

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "We've tolerated way too much of your ego."

Pukk exclaims, "They are in cahoots!"

Speaking to Malluch, Guarrin asks, "Really?"

Faerinn says, "Both of you are idiots and need to be in a cell."

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Goldstr exclaims, "Ye needs look inside yerself deeply Sir Andrews!"

Leafiara says, "...here come the Rooks."

Leafiara says, "I can just feel it."

Cryheart says, "Calm down ye two."

Speaking evenly to Malluch, Stormyrain says, "You're under arrest."

Lylia says, "Only one of them has been convicted in a court of law."

Beldannon quietly says, "This isn't going to end well."

Thadston slams his fist into Malluch's face!

Malluch falls over.

Speaking to Cryheart, Hapenlok says, "Nah, let 'em go. Maybe they'll kill each other."

Lylia notes, "Though the other may need to stand trial..."

Guarrin says, "Saw that coming."

Cryheart says, "We hae ha..."

Evia says, "Or that."

Xorus says, "Saw that coming."

Speaking to Xorus, Lylia agrees, "Had it coming, too."

Geijon says, "Let them go."

Cryheart says, "Enough with ye two."

Thadston places his foot on Malluch's neck.

Leafiara slowly says, "Well then."

Pukk yells, "Wait...everybody let them fight it out..."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr says, "Jess arrest him."

Falicor says, "Enough."

Pukk says, "We need popcorn."

Thadston says, "Squirm and I'll break it you worm."

Speaking to Lylia, Faerinn says, "The other one should be awaiting it. And there's more to add to Malluch's ticket."

Cryheart says, "There has been enough bloodshed."

[General] Madmountan thinks, "I think the rest of the bloodguard have been cleaned up."

>targ thadst

You can't target Thadston.

Speaking sharply to Thadston, Cruxophim warns, "Back off."

Speaking to Thadston, Akenna says, "Is that.. needed? You just punched him very, very hard."

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain growls, "Stand down, Marshal. That is not how we treat citizens."

[General] Pietra thinks, "Now Thadston is beating up Malluch in front of Moot Hall."

Thrassus says, "All so unnecessary."

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "This isn't your call. Let him up."

Speaking deeply to Thadston, Roelon says, "Such ah monster ye become."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "He's a prisoner. Take him in the right way or don't at all."

[General] Beldannon thinks, "Was just one punch."

Pukk exclaims, "I have 1k silvers on the Rooks stopping this fight with a well placed arrow!"

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia exclaims, "Haven't you done enough!"

>targ thadst

You can't target Thadston.

[General] Pietra thinks, "And then standing on his neck."

Speaking to Thadston, Falicor says, "I would recommend now, rather than later."

Speaking to Thadston, Guarrin says, "Arrest him then, but surely some part of you is still better than this."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia exclaims, "We are raising our dead becasue of you!"

Stormyrain moves to stand in front of Malluch.

Thadston grabs Malluch by the collar and pulls him to his feet, slamming him against the side of Moot Hall. Blood oozes from his broken nose.

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "No... my bet would be that he's struck a deal with them. Yet again."

>targ thadst

You can't target Thadston.

Speaking pointedly to Thadston, Cruxophim warns, "You want to draw lines in the sand, you're going to be on the wrong side of them this time."

[General] Opalina exclaims, "Yay punching!"

Speaking loudly to Thadston, Stormyrain growls, "Stand. Down. Thadston."

Chamorr heartily says, "Nice."

Thadston steps away from Malluch.

Roblar deeply says, "Crush his pretty face."

Lylia mildly says, "If your goal was to arrest him, then arrest him once again. And learn how he eluded his captivity."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia asks, "Are you happy?"

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn says, "Keep stepping away."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr exclaims, "Ye be nae actin wid Honor Sir!"

Geijon says, "Stormyrain placed Malluch under arrest."

Malluch grins slowly.

(Hapenlok starts to prepare a spell, as he glances at thadston.)

Lylia whispers something to Xorus.

Malluch holds out his hands towards Stormyrain.

Speaking to Goldstr, Geijon says, "He's not a knight anymore, Goldstr."

Chamorr heartily says, "Throw him in a box."

Cryheart says, "That is most appropriate."

Speaking to Malluch, Geijon says, "Maybe this time you won't escape jail."

Xorus whispers something to Lylia.

Cryheart says, "Give yourself up."

Speaking quietly to Hapenlok, Beldannon says, "Not sure that will end well."

Malluch smiles at Thadston, his teeth bloodied but wide.

[General] Pietra asks, "Why are we arresting Malluch? Not Thadston?"

Malluch says, "He'll come for me. So do what you must."

(Stormyrain moves to take Malluch's arm.)

Speaking to Malluch, Leafiara says, "Congratulations. You've got what you wanted because Thadston's fool enough to fall for it."

Speaking to Goblyn, Akenna says, "What..."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pukk says, "It's hard to trust a man with wide teeth."

[General] Geijon thinks, "We're navigating that, clearly."

Speaking to Geijon, Goldstr exclaims, "He took da Oath an spurs er nae shoulds hold to it!"

Speaking to Bernadette, Stormyrain says, "Can you take the other side please."

Speaking curiously to Akenna, Goblyn asks, "You do have this question?"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk says, "No offense."

Guarrin whispers something to Stormyrain.

[General] Pietra thinks, "This is so weird..."

Speaking sadly to Malluch, Hapenlok says, "Then you're lost."

[General] Lylia thinks, "Because he is a fugitive from justice and has been since he fled the prison cell in which he was intended to spend another twenty-eight years. Thadston has not been tried; Malluch has, and was found guilty."

Malluch does not resist Stormyrain.

Malluch nods at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Goldstr, Falicor says, "The supposed criminal seems to have better moral fiber."

Stormyrain says, "You are under arrest."

Lazaryth murmurs, "Well, this has certainly been an interesting evening."

Stormyrain nods at Malluch.

Chandrellia softly asks, "Please tell me we are arresting Thadston as well for interferring?"

Malluch nods at Thrassus.

[General] Faerinn thinks, "Thadston however should be awaiting a few hearings soon."

Thadston twists his head slightly, cracking his neck. He looks relieved.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Leafiara says, "One matter at a time."

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "You were a disgrace as a knight. We had numerous discussions to remove you. Now we have it in public as Marshall of this city. You put us at risk and got people killed tonight."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pietra says, "I sure hope so."

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Yes ma'am."

[General] Stormyrain thinks, "Militia, I need a group to come and escort Malluch to the Barracks and be put under watch please."

Speaking to Thadston, Thrassus says, "You should hire better quality mercenaries."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "I could call the town guards for you right now, but first I'd rather hear you explain yourself."

Uniformed militia members arrive, salute Stormyrain, and haul Malluch off in chains.

Speaking to Thadston, Pukk says, "Yeah, if it wasn't for that giant squirrel I would have killed them all."


Demanding Answers

Speaking to Thadston, Guarrin asks, "Were those your mercenaries?" [spinning off Thrassus' question]

Speaking to Leafiara, Faerinn says, "Get them on standby anyway."

Speaking drolly to Leafiara, Cruxophim jokes, "Can I eat him now?"

Leafiara nods absently at Faerinn.

Speaking wryly to Cruxophim, Leafiara says, "Not quite yet."

Goblyn whispers something to Lazaryth.

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "Do you have some better defense than your 'no more Chastons' line?"

Faerinn asks, "Wait. Did Thadston hire the bandits?"

Thadston asks, "Mercenaries?"

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pietra says, "You are the weirdest empath, I swear."

Speaking to Xayd, Stormyrain murmurs, "Could have sworn you were dead.."

Falicor says, "Blind justice, the most arbitrary kind."

Cryheart says, "You would receive bad indigestion."

Thadston asks, "And you want to blame me?"

Thadston peers quizzically at Geijon.

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "He has this poker that will burn the bleeding closed."

Thadston says, "Your reckless agreement to escort Malluch's sheep is what caused this tactic."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Evia says, "Grace under great strain, excellent work Ma'am."

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "It is so nice."

Speaking pointedly to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "You struck two separate deals with the Rooks in the war against Raznel. Why should we put it past you to hire mercenaries?"

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn says, "Did you or did you not hire those bandits."

Thadston says, "Maybe the shine in your spurs blinds you still."

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "You're done."

Xayd says, "A wizard does not simply 'die.'"

Speaking to Goblyn, Lazaryth says, "I'm a generous man."

Thadston says, "I did not hire the bandits. I have no wealth to do that."

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "We escorted those who couldn't protect themselves all th' while you instigated and threatened then engage Stone clones to get people killed."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Brokered a deal with Alendrial, then? She seemed almost as concerned about the Blood Son as you."

Goblyn whispers something to Lazaryth.

Thadston says, "We should all be concerned of anything with strings to Stone."

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn says, "And the Bleaklands."

Speaking disapprovingly to Thadston, Cruxophim scolds, "I tend to get annoyed when enraged people cut me in half unprovoked."

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "You are th' easiest of Grishom's enemies to deal with because you blindly rage against him."

Speaking to Thadston, Falicor asks, "Aye? How thin a string is enough?"

Speaking baffledly to Cruxophim, Goblyn asks, "You do?"

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "We are. You're the one recklessly throwing others' lives into the fog of war."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr says, "True buts in da right manner."

Stormyrain says, "Strings to Stone? Yes. But we should also be concerned with anyone who has strings of other sorts."

Speaking simply to Goblyn, Cruxophim mouths, "Joke."

Stormyrain can offer Thadston only a blank expression.

Speaking to Thadston, Guarrin says, "Yes, however there are ways to go about things."

Hapenlok says, "Yet, more blood wasn't the solution, tonight."

Thadston glances at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You should tell Renpaw that you have no confidence in Thadston now."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Khylon, please send guards to the outside of Moot Hall, on standby."

Chamorr heartily says, "Well, can't have a standing army sittin on the doorstep."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "I already did, but now I have more to say than before."

Speaking flatly to Thadston, Stormyrain asks, "Am I wrong?"

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "I think he proved that himself without anyone saying anything."

Speaking heartily to Thadston, Chamorr says, "Nicely done."

Some town guards arrive and nod to Leafiara.

Thadston nods at Chamorr.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pukk says, "That light around his neck is influencing him."

Goblyn whispers something to Madmountan.

Chamorr heartily says, "Wait."

Elbromo says, "Well he had the presence of mind to do some rescues..mine included."

Speaking softly to Pukk, Chandrellia says, "Unless he willingly accepted that light to broker a deal."

Speaking to Elbromo, Pietra says, "After he got so many killed."

Pukk says, "And the true culprit is...."

Elbromo says, "Just sayin."

Beldannon quietly says, "Death is only the beginning."

Pukk exclaims, "Goblyn!"

Speaking to Chandrellia, Evia says, "It has been present for awhile, if I recall."

Speaking to a town guard, Faerinn says, "Watch out for this walking stick. There's a sword in there and he can hit his mark."

Elbromo says, "Tryin to e fair-ish."

Thadston says, "The men I sent to attack the bloodguards, knew the risks. They wanted it. Some of Stone's golems escaped. We'll find them."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pukk says, "I did not see that coming."

Chamorr heartily says, "Malluch back in jail, sickies gone to temple, bloodguard gone, sounds like a win."

Thadston says, "We got rid of a ship of them. We can do more."

Speaking softly to Evia, Chandrellia says, "Since his first meeting with us in Leafi's office yes."

Speaking to Beldannon, Goldstr exclaims, "Ye means Fishin!"

Lylia says, "There will never be enough."

Speaking confidently to Pukk, Goblyn asks, "I did what of this 'culprit'ing?"

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn says, "I don't think you should be doing anything else."

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "He can always make more."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pukk says, "Exactly."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Evia says, "Well, at least then anyway."

Iskandr says, "Ah, the party is right here."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "We sent our very best into that ship. You sent anyone you could find at the camp."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pietra exclaims, "That's a fun verb, culpriting!"

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "Had you paused to speak to anyone, you would know that these Bloodguards of his are...not so easily removed."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "We should go a'culpriting sometime!"

Speaking to Goblyn, Soneiken says, "I gots an idea for you Goblyn."

Speaking to Thadston, Hapenlok says, "Those men you sent were barely trained, some of them barely able to tell the right end of the blade. You sent them out there to die."

Thadston says, "An error I won't make again."

Thadston nods at Lylia.

Speaking wryly to Thadston, Cruxophim scolds, "Yeah, ye kind of walked right into that one."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "Did you even consult your own captains on the situation so you could properly strategize?"

Speaking to Thadston, Thrassus says, "Indeed, they've probably grown back by now."

Cryheart says, "I do hae to agree with Lord Thadston on one account, we cannae trust Stone."

Leafiara mutters, "And people call *me* reckless."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pietra says, "If I remember correctly, he announced Operation Stonewall and everyone was baffled."

Speaking to Cryheart, Guarrin says, "I don't think anyone is saying that we should."

Pietra says, "So I think that's a no."

Speaking amusedly to Leafiara, Cruxophim ventures, "They do?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "No I call you Leafi...or snuggle bunny, but mainly Leafi."

Thadston says, "We have an internal operation underway."

Speaking to Leafiara, Evia says, "Good to meet you Reckless, they call me Evia."

Speaking to Goblyn, Soneiken says, "Why don't you put that Lich Landing up fer lease, you know like a time share, den I'll be da first customer."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "I hope they shut it down."

Lylia softly repeats, "'We,' you say."

Speaking slowly to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "And what is that supposed to mean?"

Speaking to Thadston, Pietra says, "I don't think that was your wisest choice."

Speaking to Thadston, Falicor says, "I bet you do."

Thrassus asks, "Internal operation, hm?"

Iskandr says, "I mean, when we put this all on the scales of justice, there will be this heavy side full of sending scores of people to be cut down by golems but then this other side of the scale where he saved Pukk."

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "And you with it."

Thrassus says, "Sounds like a coup."

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn asks, "Still underway?"

Speaking to Soneiken, Goblyn exclaims, "You will maybe make the deaths of the residents if I do this!"

Speaking slowly to Thadston, Guarrin asks, "..we?"

Stormyrain repeats, "An internal operation underway."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "Did you do it again? Did you go to Mother for the third time?"

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia says, "You are as idiotic as Malluch."

Speaking incredulously to Thadston, Hapenlok asks, "Do you even hear yourself right now?"

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr asks, "An who be WE?"

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara asks, "Captain, do you know of this operation?"

Cryheart whispers something to Akenna.

Speaking heartily to Thadston, Chamorr says, "Seriously, good job."

Speaking to Iskandr, Pukk says, "He didn't save me...I was dead...so he just brought my body out of a sense of guilt."

Soneiken asks, "Wouldn't do this...would I?"

Stormyrain says, "I did not."

Speaking to Iskandr, Pietra says, "He's right, you know."

Leafiara nods at Stormyrain.

Leafiara says, "All I needed to hear."

Chamorr heartily says, "I'm with Thaddy on this one."

Stormyrain settles her gaze on Thadston, watching him intently.

Thadston says, "The integrity of the mission required a tighter circle."

Speaking to Goblyn, Soneiken says, "I'd need cooks and stuff, so they can stay."

Pukk exclaims, "I say we should arrest Thadston!"

Stormyrain repeats, "A tighter circle."

Leafiara sarcastically says, "Right, a tighter circle than your captains."

Stormyrain slowly says, "I see."

Speaking to Pukk, Iskandr says, "That's true, he certainly could have perhaps perserved your alive-ness."

Pukk exclaims, "Then release him because I don't like rules!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I think I've heard about enough of this."

Speaking to Leafiara, Faerinn says, "So he's keeping secrets from you and the captains. Great."

Leafiara says, "I said this to others earlier, but when a marshal can't trust his captains and they can't trust their marshal, there is no militia."

Chandrellia softly exclaims, "So you have no trust in your own Capatains?!"

Thadston says, "No offense Captain, you already made your involvement clear with the Gryphons and the escort."

Stormyrain says, "So, someone who has been in the militia since its reconfiguration..has no place in this 'inner circle'."

Chandrellia softly says, "Wow."

Stormyrain chuckles.

Speaking to himself, Guarrin mutters, "That is an intense level of paranoia."

Roelon deeply asks, "Sounds like treason. Nae?"

Thadston says, "Last thing I needed was a public display of disagreement and some bloody Warcats."

Speaking to Thadston, Faerinn says, "What you are describing is a coup and sedition."

Stormyrain whispers something to Thadston.

Speaking to a town guard, Leafiara says, "We're taking Marshal Thadston into custody for conspiring against the town."

Speaking to Thadston, Pietra says, "Instead you got a lot of people killed."

Thadston glances at Stormyrain.

Stormyrain settles her gaze on Thadston, watching him intently.

Speaking to Faerinn, Pukk exclaims, "No, not sedition?!"

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "The Warcats are exactly what you were likely to stir up tonight."

Soneiken asks, "Oh, da Warcats again?"

Speaking to Goblyn, Pukk asks, "What's sedition?"

Speaking sarcastically to Thadston, Cruxophim retorts, "Yes, that worked out bloody wonderful...didn't it?"

A guard looks to Leafiara. "Mayor...um...are you sure?"

Speaking to Pukk, Faerinn says, "It's like treason, but internal."

Lazaryth mutters, "The man's not rational."

Speaking to Leafiara, Geijon says, "I agree."

Speaking to Pukk, Goblyn asks, "There is this 'sedition'?"

Speaking to Pukk, Maelkyth says, "It's a cousin to the penguin."

Evia says, "What Warcats..."

Stormyrain walks toward Thadston.

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "Can you even comprehend why it was your leadership that gave swift rise to the Warcats and why it was Captain Stormyrain's that put a swift end to them?"

Pukk asks, "Oh, why didn't you just say that instead?"

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "You're going to answer."

Speaking to Goblyn, Faerinn says, "Over there."

Speaking to a town guard, Leafiara affirms, "I am sure. I already have a letter out to Renpaw requesting his removal from the town council."

Geijon whispers something to Cryheart.

Goblyn whispers something to Faerinn.

Speaking to Thadston, Hapenlok asks, "Is this because you failed with Disean? is this why you're leading us into this folly?"

Stormyrain whispers something to Thadston.

Speaking to Leafiara, Geijon says, "If I may.."

Speaking to Thadston, Soneiken exclaims, "Becaome a better Pugalist, and da warcats be nae problem, oh, and sober up fore you cross them, dat helps too!"

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "You're tearing apart the foundation of our militia with your disrespect for the captains and for others' lives."

Pukk exclaims, "Yay! Stormyrain will be the new head of the Militia!"

Pukk says, "Wait.."

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "The guard can't handle your confinement."

Pukk exclaims, "Boo!!!"

>targ thads

You are now targeting Thadston.

Cryheart whispers something to Geijon.

The guards begin to inch towards Thadston.

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "This is the end unless you can give us some very clear answers to quite a number of questions."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pukk says, "Times like these, I don't know who to cheer for."

Draught asks, "Thank you...what is this?"

Geijon whispers something to Cryheart.

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "Which you can do from custody."

Maelkyth says, "Ya know, there's a well just over yonder, and I bet Leafiara's got a couple ropes on her."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "I'd stick with Stormy."

Chamorr heartily says, "Well, he is the marshall, he doesn't need the permission of his captains."

Cryheart asks, "Can we entrust the guards to maintain him?"

Lylia says, "The man speaks the truth."

Geijon whispers something to Cryheart.

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "You are compromised. And in turn you have compromised our town and our people."

Draught says, "Strange taste..."

Speaking amusedly to Guarrin, Cruxophim praises, "Nice burgonet."

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "But then she will be the Man..and if she is the Man, then I will have to be against her.."

Iskandr says, "I'd just port him to that same wonderful place all his men got cut down."

Some town militia members step out of the crowd and near Thadston.

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "She will never be the 'man' silly man."

Speaking sincerely to Cruxophim, Guarrin says, "Thank you."

Lylia asks, "Compromised? In fighting people with Stone's very face?"

Geijon whispers something to Evia.

Thadston says, "Well, come and arrest me then."

Iskandr says, "He can see what he's done and then probably get killed by a bloodguard."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "You should calm down."

Thadston cracks his knuckles!

Chandrellia softly says, "Here we go again."

Leafiara notes, "A threat, lovely."

Pukk exclaims, "Watch it! He's going to punch his way out!"

Cryheart says, "Perhaps, Thadston should be put under evaluation as well."

Lylia mildly says, "I must take my hat off, if I wore one, to Grishom Stone. He could not have planned this more artfully if he had tried."

Speaking heartily to Thadston, Chamorr says, "Really."

The militia stand in next to Thadston, turning to face the town guards.

Pukk exclaims, "Then he will be a fugitive!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Geijon says, "The Order will take him into custody. He's too much in combat."

Pietra says, "Oh now what...."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara requests, "Captain... your orders to your men?"

Pukk exclaims, "Then I will have to like him and I don't want to like him!"

Stormyrain chuckles to herself.

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Geijon.

Speaking softly to Thadston, Chandrellia asks, "Do you really wanna do this?"

Geijon says, "I don't want to do it."

Stormyrain says, "I don't know that I have men left."

Speaking to Geijon, Leafiara says, "That is a gracious offer. I do trust that more than our own jail."

Speaking deeply to Thadston, Roelon says, "Yir no better then Malluch."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "They're standing here, ready to defend against the town guard."

Leafiara indicates the town militiamen as a possible option.

Speaking to Roelon, Pietra says, "I say he's somewhat worse."

Speaking heartily to Geijon, Chamorr says, "You have no authority to do so."

Stormyrain says, "Seems to me like Thadston, and whoever is controlling his mind, have done a good job of winning over quite a few of our members."

Roelon deeply says, "At this momment..."

Speaking to Chamorr, Pietra asks, "What side are you on, Bear?"

Speaking deeply to Pietra, Roelon says, "Ah will hae to agree."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Hapenlok says, "Then the alternative."

Cryheart whispers something to Geijon.

Thadston cracks his knuckles!

Speaking to Stormyrain, Guarrin asks, "Controlling his mind?"

Speaking heartily to Pietra, Chamorr says, "I think he's right."

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "Thadston Andrews, the Order of the Silver Gryphon takes you into custody at th' acceptance of the Mayor of Wehnimer's Landing. You'll be coming with us to th' Holding."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "You're really willing to battle against our citizens to resist arrest?"

Speaking to Chamorr, Pietra says, "I think you're not."

Lylia asks, "And if he is removed from the Town Council, with which Rook is he replaced?"

Geijon says, "Resist and we will take you forcefully."

Ycelacie rubs the black shard in her hand.

Ycelacie's black shard cracks slightly and black mist seeps out, slowly filling the area. Faerinn begins to choke on the black mist and cough.

The sense of peace and security passes away from the area.

The black shard suddenly disintegrates!

Thadston asks, "Are you?"

Ycelacie says, "Go."

Thadston peers quizzically at Leafiara.

Cruxophim whispers a mystical phrase, as a nebulous haze shimmers into view around his hands, casting them in murky shadows.

Cruxophim gestures at Thadston.

The force of Cruxophim's power warps the air as it surges toward Thadston!

CS: +553 - TD: +314 + CvA: +25 + d100: +67 == +331

Warding failed!

A nebulous haze shimmers into view around Thadston, plunging inward to envelop his right hand!

... 20 points of damage!

Light blast to right hand drills a hole straight through palm, just large enough to hold that spare wand.

He is stunned!

... 35 points of damage!

Right wrist vanishes, cleanly severing hand!

Cloudy tendrils creep outward from Thadston's right hand before vanishing into his right arm.

... 85 points of damage!

Blast disintegrates right arm and savagely shucks huge chunks of flesh from throat!

Cloudy tendrils writhe throughout Thadston's form, ravaging him for 147 points of damage!

Thadston drops dead at your feet!

Razanetika softly says, "Oh my."

Cryheart says, "Well."

Speaking slowly to Cruxophim, Leafiara says, "Well, I would have started with a binding spell..."

Akenna says, "Oh.. that um.."

Speaking sharply to Thadston, Cruxophim warns, "Stay down."

Speaking to Guarrin, Stormyrain says, "Yes. You've all seen it, when he grabbed my arm the other day. That was not of his own violition. Anytime for the past several months I'm within reach of him a voice has told me to stay back, that he is hers."

Thrassus says, "That's one way to do it I suppose."

Hapenlok says, "....and that was the alternative."

Speaking nonchalantly to Leafiara, Cruxophim remarks, "Eh, you can raise him."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pietra says, "That's one way to stop a madman...."

Bernadette softly asks, "Is we draggin em?"

Yavs raspily says, "Oofa."

Pukk says, "The biggest twist to all this would be if I was the mastermind behind all of this. And I hope I'm not because I'm not a good mastermind."

Sochestie says, "That should make it a little easier to subdue and get him under control."

Geijon says, "Mayors don't seem to like him."

Speaking politely to Thadston, Cruxophim muses, "Now we're even."

Speaking to Beldannon, Hapenlok says, "To be fair, that was my plan."

Stormyrain says, "He's aware, though I thought for awhile he was not. Shinann has had the same experience. I'd wager others have, too."

Sochestie says, "And apprehend him."

Speaking deeply to Thadston, Roelon asks, "Seems ye got some kind of answer, aye?"

Ycelacie says, "Anyone else."

The town guards move in to grab Thadston's body and the militiamen next to Thadston leap into combat! The guards and militiamen clash, fists flying, noses breaking, curses spitting!

Speaking to Cruxophim, Geijon asks, "Is that a fine?"

Iskandr says, "I like his brand of justice."

Speaking concernedly to Leafiara, Cruxophim reasons, "I'm not sure the guards could have--"

Yavs raspily says, "I'm going to do my job, regardless."

Evia says, "Ugh."

Chandrellia softly says, "And now we have a brwal."

Cryheart yells, "Stop this in-fighting!"

Pietra says, "Oh come on."

Roblar deeply says, "It iz civil war."

Guarrin loudly exclaims, "Stand down!"

Leafiara recites:

"Stand down! The Marshal's already fallen."

Pukk says, "Okay, taking bets on who will win between the guards and militia."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Goblyn says, "I do think this brawl was always in this making for this time."

Roblar deeply exclaims, "Die town guard!"

A guard slams a militiaman's head into a wall! A militiaman cracks a barrel over the guard's back! The street brawl continues!

Cruxophim loudly snaps, "Stand down, lest you want more."

Evia says, "Arrest them if they do no stop."

Beldannon quietly says, "Well the guards should honestly."

Soneiken says, "Well."

Speaking to Guarrin, Ycelacie says, "Maybe we can talk this out."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "I'm fresh out of silvers."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Hapenlok says, "Now, now. You've gotten the leader Crux."

Stormyrain loudly says, "Stand down, militia."

Speaking softly to Goblyn, Chandrellia says, "Got any pie, I hear it is better then popcorn."

Speaking to Thadston, Stormyrain asks, "Really, this is what you have done. Is this what she wanted you to do? Destroy our militia from the inside?"

Leafiara recites:

"Back off, all sides, and we can consider this a resolved night."

Pukk says, "Oh you know this is going to make front page of the Kobold Quarterly."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Pietra says, "I am better than popcorn, it's true."

Speaking heartily to Thadston, Chamorr says, "Accept house arrest fer now, and call off the militia."

The town militia stand down and step back. But not before one more slams a fist into a guard, smashing his nose.

Pietra asks, "Wait, you're not taking him into custody?"

Speaking to Chamorr, Geijon says, "We're taking him."

Speaking to Pietra, Leafiara says, "We are."

Stormyrain snaps, "Enough."

Cryheart says, "Someone raise him."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pietra exclaims, "Whew!"

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "You have much to answer for."

Roelon whispers something to Cryheart.

Speaking quietly to Goblyn, Raelee asks, "Have you witnessed what you wished to?"

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Razanetika asks, "Maybe you should raise him INSIDE the jail cell?"

A wisp of azure light snakes around Thadston's neck.

Cryheart says, "And good point."

Speaking to Raelee, Goblyn says, "No."

Lazaryth says, "That. That light."

Leafiara slowly says, "Get ready to make a move, again."

[Leafi raises him]

Iskandr asks, "What is that all the time?"

Speaking heartily to Geijon, Chamorr says, "That is not right."

Speaking to Goblyn, Raelee says, "Perhaps we are about to learn something new."

Iskandr says, "That's the third time I've seen that."

Cryheart says, "Folks, all stand down..ye are doing what Stone most likely wants...to divide us."

Cruxophim casually flicks his hand, tendrils of sanguine thread appearing and then wrapping tightly around it before they fade away.

Cruxophim gestures at Thadston.

CS: +490 - TD: +299 + CvA: +25 + d100: +59 == +275

Warding failed!

Thadston suddenly stops all movement.

Thadston says, "Militia, listen to your Captain. We're done fighting."

Speaking neutrally to Raelee, Goblyn says, "Maybe."

Speaking insistently to Thadston, Leafiara says, "What is that thing? Tell us."

Ycelacie waves a slim rod at Thadston.

A nearby goodwife screams, "Endangering public safety!"

A void rips open in the area, directly above Thadston!

Debris strikes Thadston in the leg.

+18 Hits.

Thadston is stunned!

Speaking to Chamorr, Geijon says, "Best decision possible in th' moment, Chamorr."

Leafiara says, "The magic light."

[Roll result: 187 (open d100: 60)]

Pukk crouches, sweeps a leg at Thadston and connects!

Thadston falls to the ground! Pukk deftly regains his footing.

Ycelacie waves a slim rod at Thadston.

A small human child cries out, "Endangering public safety!". His mother then sends him off for the night watchman.

A void rips open in the area, directly above Thadston!

Thadston is sucked into the void!

Rather abrupt decompression causes Thadston to explode!

Billions and billions of tiny bits of flesh shower everything.

Quite severely dead.

Thadston has been vaporized!

Thadston drops dead at your feet!

Someone screams, "Murder by Ycelacie! Call the night watchman!"

Beldannon quietly says, "Bunch of morons."

Draught says, "Bloody hell."

Speaking to Ycelacie, Stormyrain says, "That is unnecessary."

Beldannon quietly says, "And idiots."

Madmountan says, "That works."

Speaking wryly to Ycelacie, Leafiara says, "Gee, thanks."

Cruxophim slowly observes, "Well, that went a bit further than intended."

Beldannon quietly says, "And other words."

Evia says, "Please don't do these things people, get control of yourselves."

Suddenly, a large group of cudgel-waving townsmen come barreling in. They wrestle Ycelacie to the ground and drag her off, chanting something about a hanging!

Akenna asks, "Could we maybe stop killing him?"

[Town Square Central]

This is the heart of the main square of Wehnimer's Landing. The impromptu shops of the bazaar are clustered around this central gathering place, where townsfolk, travellers, and adventurers meet to talk, conspire or raise expeditions to the far-flung reaches of Elanith. At the north end, an old well, with moss-covered stones and a craggy roof, is shaded from the moonlight by a strong, robust tree. The oak is tall and straight, and it is apparent that the roots run deep. You also see the bloodstained Xorus disk with scuffed and dented sides, a gaunt ivory imp, the Lylia disk, the Hagrand disk, the Syntharis disk, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, a white flask, an old murky grey purse, a rose-marrow potion, a white flask, a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut, a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut, a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut, a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut, a bacon-wrapped blood pudding donut, a white flask, a mistwood serving cart with some stuff on it, some stone benches with some stuff on it and an herbal remedy donation bin.

Also here: Xorus, Dame Evia, Guarrin, Stormyrain, Imperatrix Lylia, the body of Lord Thadston who is lying down, Hagrand, Maxkovski who is sitting, Syntharis, Great Lord Naberios, Ceilia who is sitting

Pietra, Maelkyth, Chandrellia, Pukk, Hapenlok and your lanky grey wolf followed.

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

Leafiara yells, "We're in the square."

Stormyrain wearily asks, "Someone want to ..get him up?"

From nearby, you hear Ycelacie yell, "Help!"

From nearby, you hear Goblyn yell, "You will drag him here maybe?"

From nearby, you hear Ycelacie yell, "They are going to hang me!"

Hapenlok yells, "No, you earned that."

Leafiara says, "I can't raise him anymore. Ycelacie acted too quickly."

(OOC) Pukk's player whispers to the group, "You killed Thaddy, you bastards!"

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "All yours, again."

Cruxophim grabs Thadston and tries to drag him, but he doesn't budge.

Stormyrain grabs Thadston and tries to drag him, but he doesn't budge.

Stormyrain grabs Thadston and tries to drag him, but he doesn't budge.

Lylia grabs Thadston's body and drags it east.

Leafiara says, "Not mine, I can't aid because of Ycelacie's actions."

Pietra says, "Well this is a fun night."

Speaking approvingly to Lylia, Goblyn declares, "Efficient, yes."

Cryheart says, "I am feeling like a yo-yo."

Speaking to Thadston, Akenna says, "I don't like you, but I suspect you didn't deserve that last one."

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "Ooh animate Thaddy."

Speaking heartily to Thadston, Chamorr says, "Will you accept house arrest, please."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pietra says, "Oooh yeah."

Lylia says, "Animation is hardly necessary, I am certain."

Elbromo says, "We have a lynching too? I didn't bring any snacks."

Speaking softly to Chamorr, Chandrellia asks, "House arrest?"

Nearby at the edge of the street, Casiphia looks on. She sighs, and walks off.

Speaking to Goblyn, Pietra exclaims, "You could walk him to jail!"

Ycelacie just bit the dust!

Falicor says, "Perhaps it is time to end the circus."

Goldstr exclaims, "Ah Cassie!"

Hapenlok yells, "OI! YOU!"

Razanetika softly says, "Casiphia."

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "But then you would be in control of him and could make him dance."

Lylia says, "Extrajudicial slayings are gauche, frankly. So unnecessary."

Ollya says, "Im glad to see everyone is up and doing well."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "If you can explain the magic affecting you, then perhaps we can revisit your position in the militia and in our council."

Speaking calmly to Thadston, Cruxophim laments, "It didn't have to be that way."

Lylia whispers something to Pukk.

Cryheart asks, "Did ye bring any popcorn?"

Iskandr says, "Well that was a quick hanging."

Speaking to Lylia, Faerinn says, "Though Thadston has been a fan of them lately."

Pietra asks, "What did I miss?"

Speaking to Thadston, Lazaryth says, "We're all very curious."

Leafiara asks, "Can any other clerics do the honor, or perhaps Miss Goblyn?"

Pukk whispers something to Lylia.

The ghostly voice of Thadston says, "I don't recall the Judge issuing a decree yet on my status Mayor."

Speaking nonchalantly to Lylia, Cruxophim opines, "Eye for an eye."

Lylia says, "If we could all but take a breath."

Speaking disappointedly to Cryheart, Goblyn notes, "Maybe, no. I did ask Madmountan if he did have some!"

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "It's pending."

Speaking to Thadston, Hapenlok says, "I believe Cruxophim just did it for him."

Speaking to Leafiara, Goldstr says, "He be cursed an mosly donna knows how to esplain."

Cryheart says, "Well..we tried."

Speaking to Thadston, Evia says, "Think of this as an emergency measure then."

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "Where are we taking you tonight? I guess you get choice."

Lylia says, "The law has not spoken on this man's fate. It has on Malluch's."

Elbromo says, "Democracy at its most Wehnimerish."

Pukk exclaims, "Next on our fighting agenda is Madmountan vs Roblar!"

Pietra whispers something to Pukk.

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara asks, "So you knew of the pending review and still chose this path tonight?"

The ghostly voice of Thadston says, "The Faendryl Enclave has offered me a place to stay."

The ghostly voice of Thadston says, "That seems well enough."

Lylia simply says, "We have."

Xorus says, "Thadston is welcome with us."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody lick Thadston!"

Lazaryth says, "Very interesting."

Pukk leans over and licks Thadston. Yuck, he's dead! That's gross!

Lylia says, "We are nothing if not lawful."

Speaking to Thadston, Iskandr says, "It is, it's quite nice. I was there the other night."

Speaking to Thadston, Goblyn exclaims, "You do look much nicer now, Thadston!"

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "That's gross!"

Evia says, "So welcome, so many places suddenly."

Speaking to Xorus, Hapenlok says, "I think he'd rather die. Again."

Pukk says, "I know."

Leafiara says, "The Gryphons offered first and you'll be going either with them or with our town guards."

Evia says, "What no offer from Silvergate, or Paupers or...."

Geijon says, "Th' Enclave can have him."

Speaking to Lylia, Faerinn says, "Right, but he was putting a coup together to avoid arrest. It could have gotten much uglier if Crux hadn't stepped in."

Cryheart says, "Aye...the Holding dinnae hae a cell."

Geijon whispers something to Leafiara.

Evia says, "In view of how well Vlashandra did over there, yep they can have him."

Goblyn whispers something to Thadston.

Chandrellia softly says, "I'm good now, Crux cleaned me up."

Draught says, "Lock him in the forge."

Speaking surprisedly to Cryheart, Leafiara says, "Hm, I thought you had held those actors who Malluch hired to frame Cruxophim."

Goblyn nods once at Thadston.

Goblyn gazes fixedly, steadily, at Thadston. A deep scarlet hue infuses Thadston's skin, the hue decreasing in intensity in short order. Goblyn then places her palm, which is suffused with an inky black liquid, against Thadston's neck, and his corpse begins to twitch erratically. Thadston's eyes snap open, and he pulls in a shuddering breath before falling still, save for the rapid, almost panicked, rise and fall of his chest.

Trembling slightly, Goblyn pulls her hand away, her dark liquid handprint hardening, then entirely crumbling away from Thadston's neck.

Lylia smoothly says, "We are prepared to accommodate him, pending further legal disentanglements. We even have legal counsel on premises, should that be necessary."

Pukk exclaims, "Now, quick, somebody kill him again!"

Lylia moves to stand in front of Thadston.

Cryheart says, "We...we do hae the dwarven tunnels."

Speaking wryly to Pukk, Cruxophim commands, "No."

Lylia says, "I am certain that will not be necessary."

Speaking to Lylia, Faerinn says, "This is true."

Pukk says, "Awww man."

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain replies, "I don't care."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Let him go with Lylia."

Speaking primly to Pukk, Cruxophim states, "We avoided further violence, that's good enough."

Speaking to Leafiara, Stormyrain says, "Let them take him."

Pietra asks, "Would someone please arrest this guy already?"

Leafiara says, "Very well, the Enclave it is."

Iskandr says, "I missed why a crowd dragged that person away and hanged them..."

Speaking to Thadston, Geijon says, "You don't even recognize us."

Elbromo asks, "They really gotta a play fer you?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Lylia says, "Thank you. Again, this is a matter of justice, and we take such matters seriously in our own way."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara confesses, "Nor do many of us recognize you any longerr."

Leafiara nods at Lylia.

Lylia murmurs, "Though we are not knights."

Speaking to Iskandr, Pietra says, "She killed him. Endangering the public. Though I tend to disagree."

Elbromo says, "Wow celebrity pays."

Speaking defeatedly to Thadston, Stormyrain says, "You win. She wins. As I said, as soon as this business with Renpaw is done."

Speaking heartily to Lylia, Chamorr says, "As a guest, til further legalities are done, right."

Speaking dismissively to Lylia, Cruxophim insists, "You had me fooled."

Speaking to Pietra, Iskandr says, "That was a quick process."

Geijon asks, "Where is th' follow-up?"

Thadston glances at Geijon.

Asben whispers something to Goblyn.

Speaking to Lylia, Guarrin says, "Perhaps you can identify whatever is influencing him."

Speaking to Iskandr, Pietra says, "It tends to be when done in front of a host of militia and town guards."

Thadston says, "You're a tarnished knight calling a stained kettle rusty."

Speaking to a gypsy fortuneteller, Pukk says, "I know, I know. You see trouble in the future for us."

Thadston begins chuckling at Geijon!

Chandrellia softly says, "No no just don't fear the dragon."

Thadston asks, "Well, Enclave is it?"

Thadston peers quizzically at Lylia.

Leafiara says, "It is."

Speaking to Thadston, Hapenlok says, "Yet, I place a lot more value on ten of him at this moment, than one of you." [I think he meant that the other way around, but sure]

Speaking to a gypsy fortuneteller, Pukk says, "Go ask the flowergirl about her magic petals."

Lylia quietly says, "I do not believe anyone can speak without rancor tonight, so let us speak no more until we have thought on matters."

Speaking softly to Goblyn, Chandrellia exclaims, "I want!"

Lazaryth murmurs, "Wise."

Leafiara says, "This would never have happened under Thrayzar."

Speaking to Asben, Madmountan says, "Tastes like cockatrice."

Umbazi quietly says, "Well said, Lady Lylia."

Lylia says, "Thank you for allowing us to lend our aid."

Chandrellia takes a bite of her kitten pot pie.

Leafiara turns toward Lylia and render a sharp hand salute.

Chandrellia softly says, "Umm I think you missed some fur."

Speaking heartily to Lylia, Chamorr says, "A guest, right."

Iskandr exclaims, "I want a kitten pie!"

Speaking to Lylia, Pukk says, "You're welcome."

Draught says, "Kitten...pie."

Draught asks, "Is that what I was eating?"

Speaking to her cyan-hazed icy sprite, Akenna whispers aloud, "Not now, Ninim."

Speaking to a town guard, Leafiara says, "Take care of your wounds. The situation's back under control now."

Speaking to some town militiamen, Leafiara says, "And you as well."

Speaking to Draught, Guarrin asks, "You ate that?"

Elbromo says, "Oh no you didn't Draught."

Geijon whispers something to Thadston.

Draught says, "I didn't know what it was."

Speaking dramatically to some town militiamen, Cruxophim proclaims, "Go with the Blood God, my child."

Hapenlok just handed Leafiara a coin.

Cryheart says, "If ye offered me a kitten pie...I would rather just hae the kitten in good shape."

Speaking to Goblyn, Pukk says, "Fried kitten pot pie is the best."

Cruxophim wryly murmurs, "Too soon?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Couldn't complete the job. So a refund."

Elbromo says, "We gots something to wash that down er out with."

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia asks, "Would you like to accompany us?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I'd rather not be put in that position again...."

Chamorr and Thadston shake hands.

Draught says, "I'm not sure I want to wash it down..."

Speaking softly to Goblyn, Chandrellia says, "I think it mewed at me."

Speaking to Elbromo, Evia says, "Stick fingers down throat."

Goblyn whispers something to Maelkyth.

Geijon says, "Grishom Stone's handiwork."

Speaking calmly to Thadston, Cruxophim wishes, "Good luck. No hard feelings."

Pietra says, "Oh yeah, let's be sure to be polite to the murderous traitor."

Maelkyth asks, "What we really need...?"

Speaking amusedly to Pukk, Cruxophim warns, "Don't push it, I've tasted blood."

Speaking to Thadston, Goldstr says, "Git yer head well again ole friend."

Maelkyth says, "In all seriousness."

Speaking ruefully to Geijon, Leafiara says, "He played right into it. Against all warrnings."

Maelkyth says, "Is a a flippin dance floor."

Speaking to Pietra, Lylia says, "Murderousness is a common trait here. But not all live to stand trial."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Pukk says, "You are such a flirt."

Speaking to Thadston, Evia says, "Go get tucked in, we're tired."

Iskandr says, "Now if we could get that one we just escorted away from here into jail too, things would really be coming together."

Speaking to Thadston, Soneiken says, "I thinks you was only moments away from Goblyn making Pie out yer innards, lucky you... someone thought well enough of you to bring ya back from Lorminstra's bridge."

Thadston twists his head slightly, cracking his neck. He looks relieved.

Hapenlok whispers something to Thadston.

Lylia notes, "I would as soon not see all Grishom Stone's work done for him."

Thadston joins Lylia's group.

Draught picks up a crisped kitten pot pie.

Draught says, "I should dispose of this."

Speaking lightly to Lylia, Cruxophim teases, "Aye, he can do his own work like the rest of us."

Speaking to Maelkyth, Pietra says, "That's a grand idea."

Pukk exclaims, "They are in cahoots!"

Goblyn says, "Raelee..."

Thadston glares at Leafiara.

Speaking to Draught, Leafiara says, "They're rare delicacies that some people really enjoy."

Leafiara glances at Thadston.

Speaking to Lylia, Iskandr says, "Be wary of the crazy man, I'd hate to lose the next dance."

Cryheart asks, "Eating kittens?"

Speaking to Goblyn, Maelkyth says, "You're quite nimble."

Goblyn distractedly says, "It is for discussing later."

Thadston nods at Lylia.

Goblyn says, "You will go to your laboratory."

Speaking softly to Goblyn, Chandrellia says, "Yeah there is definitely some fur still in this."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "I don't care what you think of me, nor your veiled threat not to allow me back into the militia."

Speaking to Iskandr, Lylia says, "We shall dance again soon, I assure you."

Speaking to Thadston, Leafiara says, "But when you disrespect your own captains, it's come too far."

Speaking to Goblyn, Raelee asks, "Tonight?"

Goblyn says, "In future nights."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok asks, "Need help burning your tabard?"

Speaking to Goblyn, Raelee says, "That is a given, yes."

Speaking wryly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Not yet."

Lylia says, "We shall be off, then, in a moment. Aillidh Brae is far from town, but not so far that we cannot be there in moments."


Discussion Afterward

[At this point I got briefly disconnected, but I assume they left without incident, and in any case Leafi wouldn't have followed. Came back to...]

Pukk yells, "I don't know. Gambling is pretty important too!"

Elbromo asks, "Blood cookies?"

Lazaryth says, "I suppose that's that, then."

Leafiara says, "As I was saying... if there's any justice, Stormyrain will be the next marshal."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Now, that's scary."

Iskandr exclaims, "Whenever Goblyn raises me I always feel like I've lost a few of the pounds I was looking to shed. Now I wonder if it's just a lard tax for better pies!"

Pukk says, "Everytime I drink at Helga's I'm gambling on whether I will live or die."

Guarrin says, "What a mess."

Speaking to Guarrin, Lazaryth says, "That's for certain."

Speaking theatrically to some town militiamen, Cruxophim proclaims, "May the Blood God favor you."

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "She and I sometimes don't see eye to eye, but she's an inspiration and hero to countless town defenders."

Hapenlok whispers something to Leafiara.

Speaking to Guarrin, Geijon says, "Mostly."

Speaking to Guarrin, Falicor says, "A fine comdey of errors."

Lazaryth says, "But, my part is done for tonight. Good fighting, all."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "Well at least you don't eat the stew."

Speaking to Chamorr, Leafiara says, "No one deserves the position more."

Roblar deeply says, "Peace descends."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Prolly not."

Roblar deeply says, "And ah depart."

Falicor says, "Perhaps we could find the source of these bandits next."

Geijon says, "I think we can safely get some rest."

Leafiara says, "I can't understand why neither the Rooks nor Rone made a move tonight."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Because we...I mean..they decided to wait."

Leafiara says, "We saw both of them move, but... nothing."

Iskandr says, "I'll never quite even understand which side I'm fighting on."

Guarrin says, "Someone sent the mercenaries."

Speaking bemusedly to Leafiara, Cruxophim ventures, "Are you complaining?"

Goblyn yells, "Maybe more pies in this future nights!"

Speaking to Goblyn, Geijon says, "Food would be nice."

Speaking amusedly to Cruxophim, Leafiara says, "No, just curious."

Speaking to Goblyn, Hapenlok asks, "Can we not serve me a rotten meat pie next time, though?"

Speaking amusedly to Cruxophim, Goblyn says, "You are follow--"

Speaking to Goblyn, Hapenlok asks, "Is that even possible?"

Speaking wearily to a black-eared red and grey fox, Akenna says, "Come on, Phalyn."

Pukk says, "Cruxophim gets to eat Goblyn's pie all the time."

Speaking to Goblyn, Hapenlok says, "I mean, I was busy vomiting most of the night."

Pukk says, "Lucky him."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Goblyn exclaims, "Do go maybe be angry in some things, Hapenlok, and this will make you feel nice!"

Iskandr says, "I think the treehouse calls my name."

Speaking playfully to Pukk, Cruxophim teases, "So to speak."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Goblyn adds, "Maybe you will not be making the drinks of alcohol, though, yes?"

Speaking to Goblyn, Hapenlok says, "No, actually, I'm fairly serene tonight."

Leafiara muses, "I suppose Thadston can counter by attempting to have the council remove me."

Speaking to Goblyn, Hapenlok says, "That's not to mean that I'm happy with the events."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Evia says, "She might wish you to save your barf for a new recipe maybe."

Leafiara says, "If he wasn't bluffing about the council being on his side with his actions tonight, then it's a real possibility."

Hapenlok says, "I mean, I did come within a minute of burning down the barracks tonight."

Speaking to Leafiara, Iskandr asks, "Does he still have that authority when he's insane?"

Leafiara says, "I'm just glad I was somehow wrong that he struck a deal with the Rooks."

Speaking to Iskandr, Leafiara says, "Nope."

Pukk says, "Hot Headed Hapenlok."

Speaking to Iskandr, Leafiara says, "But he doesn't need it. He can ask the rest of the council."

Pukk says, "Now I understand it all."

Speaking to an ember-eyed fire wyrdling, Pukk says, "That explains you too."

Hapenlok says, "Like Walkar Wellington, he's become a liability that we can ill-afford to pay."

Speaking to Iskandr, Leafiara says, "That said... I don't fear the possibility."

Leafiara says, "Because I don't cling to power nor throw it around, like him."

Hapenlok says, "He's not wearing cursed armor, but he's certainly hexed in some manor."

Speaking to Leafiara, Iskandr asks, "On the other side of all this, Malluch is now going to what exactly in that marsh?"

Speaking to Iskandr, Leafiara says, "The militia took Malluch in."

Speaking to Ceilia, Pukk says, "Work on your sneaking and hiding."

Iskandr says, "Ah, I missed that part when I was dead."

Iskandr says, "Well, now we get to see what happens with that."

Falicor says, "Malluch came on his own accord, I do not think he needed to be here."

Ceilia says, "Didn't have anything to add at this point."

Leafiara says, "So Malluch's in militia custody while Thadston is staying with the Faendryl Enclave as Judge Renpaw continues to review Thadston's council status."

Hapenlok says, "And the damned bloodguards are immune to elemental magic....probably all magic."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Soneiken says, "Not all."

Speaking to Soneiken, Hapenlok says, "Oh? Do share."

Iskandr says, "I didn't even get to see what the bloodguard was capable of avoiding. They cut my leg off upon entry."

Hapenlok asks, "Spiritual?"

Leafiara says, "Probably the most serious charge Thadston could raise against me is an accusation of bias, trying to remove a council member so I can appoint two."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Soneiken says, "I was hittin' em wid searing light."

Leafiara says, "So to that I'd say the council should have a special appointment and let the militia handle it internally."

Leafiara says, "Because I agree it's a conflict of interest."

Iskandr says, "Not sure I've ever been cleaved down so quickly."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "Honestly, the commander of the militia has no business sitting on council. but that's just my opinion."

Hapenlok says, "And honestly, I think politics should sit this one out."

Hapenlok says, "If anyone had any doubts."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Soneiken says, "Doesent kill em though, and uses too much mana, but appears I guess area spells might have a chace at em, if it dont target them directly."

Leafiara says, "I mean, we certainly could... let them sit it out."

Hapenlok says, "Let tonight put them to rest."

Hapenlok says, "He's taken leave of his senses."

Leafiara wryly says, "Yep."

Hapenlok says, "Magically induced, it may be. But honestly, I had a lot of doubts about him before."

Iskandr asks, "What is all that blue light?"

Iskandr says, "I've seen it three seperate times now around Thadston."

Hapenlok says, "After being stuck in the Ithzir dimension."

Speaking to Iskandr, Leafiara says, "Something that's... driving him mad, or perhaps controlling him."

Hapenlok says, "To say nothing about what Raznel did to him."

Speaking to Iskandr, Leafiara says, "When some of us get close to him, specifically ladies, a voice speaks to us warning us to stay away."

Hapenlok says, "He probably should have stood down a long time ago."

Iskandr says, "Odd."

Speaking to Iskandr, Leafiara says, "He of course refuses to explain anything about what it means."

Speaking to Leafiara, Soneiken says, "That thing around his neck, I'm sure I've seen one before, just cant remeber who had it."

Falicor says, "With the discussion style seen tonight, I cannot imagine why."

Hapenlok asks, "Ycelacie's a wizard though. how'd she implode him?"

Speaking to Iskandr, Leafiara says, "So, yes, like I said... a marshal who can't trust hs captains and a captain who can't trust his marshals. At that pooint it's no militia."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "An imbedded wand."

Iskandr says, "Well, I should set out East tomorrow morning. Ta'Vaalor might not take this very seriously, but I imagine the Bloodguard might raise an eyebrow or two."

Hapenlok says, "...oh, I thought the magic was too ancient for wands."

Hapenlok says, "Unless it was a really old wand."

Leafiara says, "I thought so too... maybe she has some really odd relic."

Leafiara says, "Ah well..."

Iskandr says, "But I will return and assist as I'm able."

Leafiara says, "This was all what Malluch wanted."

Leafiara says, "We tried to stop it. We really did."

Leafiara says, "But some cannons are just too loose."

[General] Loscar thinks, "Well that was a waste of 20k for exploring..."

Leafiara says, "He handed himself over with a grin."

[General] Loscar thinks, "I'm ducking my head back on a cart."

Iskandr says, "I feel things should be in a better state with all men of problem arrested, and yet, I don't feel good about any of this at all."

Hapenlok says, "Reminded me of Grishom. He had that smug satisfied grin, when we had him."

Leafiara says, "It's all his plot. All his goal."

Speaking wearily to some town militiamen, Leafiara says, "You can head home. Give my regards to the captains."

Hapenlok says, "And when we were preparing to turn him over to Tamzyrr."

Falicor says, "He had his chance to do worse tonight."

Falicor says, "And he didn't."

Iskandr says, "Well, treehouse and then east, but I'll assuredly walk back into some kind of chaos when I return."

Speaking to Falicor, Leafiara asks, "Who, Malluch or Thadston?"

Hapenlok asks, "Did Malluch even take the field tonight?"

Falicor says, "Malluch."

Iskandr says, "I have a knack for getting back here at the worst times."

Falicor says, "What that means, I do not know."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "OH."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "He did, but in disguise under a mask."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "His Blades."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "I don't care where you put-"

Leafiara says, "No, we've still no idea what's with those blades of his."

Hapenlok asks, "He didn't have his blades?"

Speaking suddenly to Hapenlok, Leafiara says, "Wait."

Leafiara says, "You're right, we didn't see them at all."

Hapenlok asks, "Do me a favor, will ya?"

Leafiara asks, "Tell the captains to be careful in confiscating them?"

Hapenlok says, "If he had his blades with him? Bring them to me."

Hapenlok says, "Or, that."

Leafiara says, "If your theory is right..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Hapenlok says, "They don't need to be studied."

Hapenlok says, "I think they need to be destroyed."

Hapenlok says, "And if he doesn't have them? I think a raid's in order."

Leafiara says, "That reminds me, I wonder if the camps are still guarded now."

Leafiara says, "Or if the bloodguards have been driven into retreat."

[the group heads over, but no sign of anything at the camp]