Gavrien/Owly Eats People

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Owly goes Full Kirby
28 August 2016, Gavrien's perspective
He's not fond of animals in general, but this is why he really doesn't like that bird.
 [...we begin with some chatter in Solhaven's North Market...] 

Pale, swirling mist begins to billow out from nothingness before you, and quickly coalesces into a small orb of shifting essence.  Suddenly, the orb expands and forms an elliptical portal of swirling blues and blacks, its edges shrouded in dancing blue-white mist.
Raelee steps out of the shifting portal.
The shifting portal shimmers slightly, the haze within its glowing outline growing opaque as it contracts to a pinpoint of blue-grey mist and vanishes.
Speaking to Edanthiel, Raethir says, "He seems to answer to 'Owl' readily enough."
You smirk.

A pale-faced coppery barn owl hobbles forward and begins to inhale with a powerful, gale force draw.

Raelee is sucked up straight into the maw of the owl!

Edanthiel says, "That is probably because it IS an owl."
You blink at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Raethir blinks.
Edanthiel says, "See? A magic owl, as I said."
Raethir says, "What.. just.."
Primayanathangi nods slowly.
You slowly ask, "...the hell just happened?"
Raethir surreptitiously glances at you.
Primayanathangi unconvincingly says, "That was perfectly normal."

A long gash appears in the side of a pale-faced coppery barn owl!
Through a hole in the underbelly of the owl, Raelee slides out along with a huge puddle of oozy innards.

Raethir nervously says, "I, ah.. I guess he -was- hungry."
You stare at Raelee.
Raethir surreptitiously glances around the area.
Raelee inhales sharply, hissing through her teeth.
You flatly say, "What."
Speaking concernedly to Raelee, Edanthiel asks, "Are you all right?"
Raethir glances around the area.
Raelee stands up.
Primayanathangi gazes up into the heavens.
You say, "Just... what."
Raelee inhales sharply, hissing through her teeth.
Raelee glowers darkly at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Speaking to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Raelee asks, "What... has possessed you now?"
Primayanathangi quips, "Hunger?"
Edanthiel says, "I did tell them to go catch some fish for it."
(Raelee glances around the market, looking vaguely murderous.)
Hadya just arrived.
Raethir quickly exclaims, "I am not taking responsibility for that!"
You pass a hand over your face to bring some color back into your olive complexion.
Primayanathangi chuckles.
Primayanathangi removes a grilled lizard and locust kabob from in her brown leather coat.
Primayanathangi waves a grilled lizard and locust kabob at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
The coppery barn owl moves closer to Primayanathangi.
Raethir exclaims, "Quickly, sate its hunger!"
Primayanathangi feeds a pale-faced coppery barn owl a bite of her locust kabob.
You reluctantly say, "I... might be developing a phobia of owls. Can't imagine why."
Primayanathangi takes a bite of her locust kabob.
You lean away from a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Primayanathangi says, "Seems friendly."
Raelee glances at you.
Raelee appears less confident and fearless.
Raelee narrows her eyes.
Edanthiel says, "Nonsense. It is perfectly friendly."
You glance incredulously at Edanthiel.
Raelee put a slender mithril knife with a gold-bound maoral hilt in her white linen robe.
White flames briefly flicker around Raelee's hand as she deftly traces an elemental pattern in the air.
Raelee gestures.
Raelee suddenly starts moving light-footedly.
Raelee hisses, "... tell me at least one of you is a healer."
Edanthiel shakes her head.
Raelee says, "I seem to have acquired a collection of acid burns."

You see Magister Raelee Svala the Scholar of the Hall of Mages.
She appears to be a Human from Chastonia.
She is shorter than average and appears to have come of age.  She has distant, gold-flecked snow white eyes and milky white skin.  She has long, loosely ringleted copper red hair.  She has a slender, porcelain-like countenance, made more striking by the rounded angles of her face.
She has a quartet of tiny glyphs tattooed vertically along the inside of her left forearm, a pale pattern of gold lines and sigils tattooed up her right arm, an inky black sigil on her wrist, and a complex gold circular tattoo on the back of her right hand.
She has some minor cuts and bruises on her right arm, a fractured and bleeding right leg, some minor cuts and bruises on her left leg, some minor cuts and bruises on her right hand, deep lacerations across her abdominal area, deep lacerations across her back, a swollen left eye, and minor bruises about the head.
She is bleeding from the right leg, and from the abdomen.
She is wearing a gold-traced bronze earcuff, a slender choker of gold-set honey beryls linked side-to-side, a small blonde leather neck pouch, a deeply hooded white linen robe, some russet bronze-scaled leathers, a boat-necked ivory linen dress with a bodice of caramel and gold brocade, a segmented silk components pack, an arm-length leather casting gauntlet, a pair of pale linen handwraps, a sunstone-set bronze and gold band, a blue-jeweled heavy gold ring, and some calf-laced blonde leather sandals.

Edanthiel apologetically says, "I am not."
Primayanathangi mildly says, "Can't imagine why."
You glance over at Raelee and wince.
Primayanathangi takes a bite of her locust kabob.
Raethir winces.
Primayanathangi feeds a pale-faced coppery barn owl a bite of her locust kabob.
You look at Raelee and shake your head.
Primayanathangi nods approvingly to the coppery barn owl.
Raelee suddenly stops moving light-footedly.
You gaze blankly at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
You shake your head.
Primayanathangi chuckles.
Primayanathangi says, "It likes Faendryl food. That's a plus."
Primayanathangi takes a bite of her locust kabob.
Raelee clenches her jaw.
Raelee glares at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Primayanathangi glances nervously at Raelee.
Speaking to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Raelee hisses, "I could replace you with a cat."
The coppery barn owl hoots at Raelee.
Primayanathangi observes, "Cats are bastards."
Raelee takes a slow, deep breath then pinches the bridge of her nose.
Edanthiel says, "That's true. Like that stray around here somewhere."
Speaking to Primayanathangi, Raelee repeats, "Acid burns."
Speaking to Raelee, Primayanathangi asks, "Would the addition of hairballs make it better?"
You remark, "That's some powerful familiar you got there, lady."
You give a sidelong glance at Raelee.
Raelee glances between Primayanathangi and yourself.

A pale-faced coppery barn owl hobbles forward and begins to inhale with a powerful, gale force draw.

Edanthiel is sucked up straight into the maw of the owl!

Primayanathangi blinks.
You blink at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Primayanathangi takes a bite of her locust kabob.
Speaking flatly to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, you say, "Spit her out."
Raelee settles herself on the thanot bench, taking a deep breath of the fresh sea air.
Primayanathangi put a grilled lizard and locust kabob in her brown leather coat.
Raelee sighs.
Raelee buries her face in her hands.
Raethir takes a few steps back.
Speaking bemusedly to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Primayanathangi agrees, "Do."
You clench your fist.
You stare at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Raelee removes some ephlox moss from on a blond thanot bench embellished with bas-relief pelican feathers.
Raelee takes a bite of her ephlox moss.
Raelee's right leg looks better.
Raelee put some ephlox moss on a blond thanot bench embellished with bas-relief pelican feathers.
Raethir reaches out and touches his double sword belt.
Raelee removes some pothinir grass from on a blond thanot bench embellished with bas-relief pelican feathers.
Raelee takes a bite of her pothinir grass.
Raelee's abdomen looks better.
Raelee takes a bite of her pothinir grass.
Raelee's back looks better.
Raelee takes a bite of her pothinir grass.
Raelee's left eye looks better.
Raelee put some pothinir grass on a blond thanot bench embellished with bas-relief pelican feathers.
Raelee glances expectantly at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Raethir stares incredulously at the a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Speaking quietly to you, Primayanathangi says, "How did she even fit."
You gaze anxiously at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Raethir frowns.
Through a hole in the underbelly of the owl, the body of Edanthiel slides out along with a huge puddle of oozy innards.
A pained expression crosses Primayanathangi's face.
You stare at Edanthiel.
You scowl at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Raethir lets out a flaming volley of invective that makes your ears burn.

You see Edanthiel.
She appears to be a Dark Elf.
She is taller than average and appears to be youthful.  She has sunny golden amber eyes and dusky skin.  She has long, silky black hair with mingling streaks of deep blue, soft violet, turquoise and bright green.  She has a square face, a straight nose and narrow pointed ears.  A shallow dimple marks each of her cheeks.
She appears to be DEAD!
She has minor bruises on her neck, a fractured and bleeding right arm, a fractured and bleeding right leg, a fractured and bleeding left leg, a fractured and bleeding right hand, a fractured and bleeding left hand, deep lacerations across her chest, deep lacerations across her back, a swollen left eye, and minor lacerations about the head and a possible mild concussion.
She has old battle scars on her right arm.
She is bleeding from the chest, from the right leg, slightly from the right arm, from the head, and from the left leg.
She is holding a serpent-shaped knife with an emerald eye in her right hand.
She is wearing an oak and amber doe totem, a gold-traced rainbow glaes pendant, a black leather cloak lined with golden silk, a silvery crystal ball symbol crafted from alum, a cross-woven heavy silk pack, a pure black silk robe with a faintly iridescent sheen, a layered pearlescent crinkled chiffon tunic, a pair of gold-runed silk casting gloves, a sectional silver ring, a series of hip-chains dangling loose strands of aqua green emerald spheres, an off-white cotton sack, a ruby-clasped dark suede gem pouch, a pale golden satin skirt with a wavy-finished hem, and a pair of dark leather sandals clasped with hammered gold buckles.

You sigh and lower your head into your waiting palm.
The ghostly voice of Edanthiel offers, "Ow?"
Primayanathangi begins to do her best to bandage Edanthiel's wounded chest.
(Raelee stares impassively at the owl, looking more tired than anything.)
Primayanathangi begins to do her best to bandage Edanthiel's wounded right arm.
Primayanathangi begins to do her best to bandage Edanthiel's wounded head.
You sigh.
A pained expression crosses Raethir's face.
Primayanathangi begins to do her best to bandage Edanthiel's wounded left leg.
Primayanathangi slowly says, "Welp."
You nod in agreement at Primayanathangi.
You say, "Yeah, pretty much that."
You frown at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Raethir leans away from a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Raethir takes a few steps to his left.
Fehala just arrived.
Speaking to you, Primayanathangi says, "You'd know the priests around here."
Speaking to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, you say, "People are not food."
The coppery barn owl hoots at you.
You shake your head at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
The ghostly voice of Edanthiel mildly says, "I think it liked me quite well as food, actually."
Speaking sourly to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, you say, "Nope. You ate my sister. We're not friends."
You squint at Edanthiel.
Speaking to Edanthiel, you say, "Shut up, you."
A street urchin skips in.
You elbow Edanthiel in the ribs in a playful sort of way.
Speaking in Faendryl, the ghostly voice of Edanthiel dryly asks, "I've already died. What else do you intend to do if I do not?"
Speaking in Faendryl, you mutter, "I'll think of something."
A street urchin sits down and shakes a pebble out of his shoe.
Ilande just arrived.
You nod at Ilande.
Ilande blinks at Edanthiel.
Ilande waves to you.
Ilande sits down next to Edanthiel.
Raethir glances warily at Ilande.
The street urchin nimbly leaps to his feet.
A street urchin looks about curiously.
Speaking to Ilande, you warn, "Keep your distance from the owl, for your own sake."
Speaking to Edanthiel, Ilande exclaims, "What happened here?!"
Ilande touches Edanthiel.  You notice a fleeting warm glow at the point of contact.
Primayanathangi gazes up into the heavens.
Ilande glances between a pale-faced coppery barn owl and yourself.
Ilande nods slowly.
Speaking uncertainly to Ilande, Primayanathangi says, "It got hungry."
Ilande says, "I uh... oh."
The ghostly voice of Edanthiel repeats, "The owl ate me because apparently it is ravenously hungry."
Ilande asks, "Did no one have a cracker or somewhat else?"
A street urchin looks about curiously.
Ilande put a twisted faewood runestaff capped with a crystal orb in her velvet carryall.
Ilande removes a blue-swirled glaes candy jar with a silver lid from in her charcoal suede longcloak.
Ilande just closed a blue-swirled glaes candy jar with a silver lid.
Ilande rubs her glaes candy jar.
Primayanathangi helplessly says, "I was feeding it off my kebab."
Ilande just opened a blue-swirled glaes candy jar with a silver lid.

[...Ilande healing Edanthiel spam...]

The ghostly voice of Edanthiel dryly says, "Apparently it really does like Faendryl food."
Ilande says, "Ohhh."
Primayanathangi laughs!
Raethir groans at Edanthiel.
Raelee tilts her head up.
Hadya removes a jet cotton veiled head-wrap adorned with virid embroidery from in her bone reliquary.
You furrow up your face and wince.
Raelee takes a moment to observe Ilande.
A street urchin attempts to pilfer something from one of the townspeople!  They chase him around, shrieking at the top of their lungs, until the scamp finally returns the stolen object.
Hadya carefully puts on a jet cotton veiled head-wrap adorned with virid embroidery, concealing her face.
Speaking to Edanthiel, you say, "Bad joke."
You scowl.
Hadya reaches back to make sure her cotton veiled head-wrap is secured tightly.
Speaking to Edanthiel, Ilande says, "The good news is, you're ready for living."
Speaking to Ilande, Raelee states, "You are a healer."
Ilande appears to be focusing her thoughts while chanting softly...
Ilande concentrates.
Ilande looks a lot better..
Ilande nods in agreement at Raethir.
Ilande blinks.
Ilande nods in agreement at Raelee.
Raethir nods in agreement at Ilande.
You glance around the area.
A street urchin attempts to pilfer something from one of the townspeople!  They chase him around, shrieking at the top of their lungs, until the scamp finally returns the stolen object.
Ilande says, "I am that, yes."
Ilande murmurs a simple, mystical chant...
Ilande concentrates.
Ilande's chest looks better.
You reluctantly say, "...I'll go wake up Kindarel."
Ilande murmurs a simple, mystical chant...
Ilande concentrates.
Ilande's right leg looks better.
Hadya folds her arms over her chest.
Hadya says, "I can aid you."
The forest-hued emerald on Fehala's forehead dims drastically as a cloud of darkness roils deep within the gem.  After a moment, it fades, returning to its normal state.
A street urchin stops to flatter one of the ladies of the town.  He plies her with outrageous compliments until, blushing, she gives him a silver coin.
You cock your head at Hadya.
You nod appreciatively at Hadya.
Raethir looks thoughtfully at Hadya.
The ghostly voice of Edanthiel says, "I would appreciate that."
Hadya walks toward Raethir.
Hadya kneels down.
Speaking carefully to Ilande, Raelee says, "Perhaps you can mend some of these burns."
Speaking to Hadya, Raethir says, "Thank you, then."
Raethir glances down.
Speaking to Raelee, Ilande exclaims, "I could!"
A street urchin skips off west.
Hadya removes some emerald prayer beads from in her bone reliquary.
Ilande touches Raelee.  You notice a fleeting warm glow at the point of contact.
With exaggerated slowness you take a deep breath, then pinch the bridge of your nose.
Mirage-like distortions surround Hadya as she prepares a spell...
Hadya gestures at Edanthiel.
A silvery translucent thread extends from Hadya encompassing Edanthiel's corpse.
You sense that your attunement to the minds of others is fading, and that it will cease in about a minute.
Speaking to Raelee, Ilande says, "Did you get caught in the cookfire? That's some collection of burns and whatnot."

 [...Ilande healing Raelee spam...]

Raethir clears his throat.
Primayanathangi gives a sidelong glance at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Hadya drapes her prayer beads reverently over the prone body of Edanthiel, invoking Luukos's recognition of her death.

With a quick twist of her wrist, Hadya gathers her prayer beads back into her hand.
Speaking to Ilande, Raelee says, "... acid burns."
Raelee glances at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
Ilande says, "Oh."
Speaking tiredly to Ilande, Raelee adds, "Thank you."
Speaking to Edanthiel, Hadya asks, "Do you accept the judgement and blessing of my Master?"
Ilande says, "Right, I knew that, because I totally diagnose things correctly."
Speaking to Raelee, Ilande exclaims, "Certainly!"
Primayanathangi mumbles, "That's a suggestive thing to say to a corpse."
The ghostly voice of Edanthiel asks, "I... oh, yes.... sure?"
Speaking to Ilande, Raelee says, "Long night.  Odd night."
Mirage-like distortions surround Hadya as she prepares a spell...
Hadya gestures at Edanthiel.
As Hadya begins to chant, the air fills with the musty scent of shedding serpents, and a mist of emerald light clings to her arms.  The ethereal tendrils briefly seem to coil into the shape of asps, which suddenly strike out at Edanthiel and infuse her with Hadya's energy.
Speaking to Primayanathangi, you comment, "...this is weird, by the way."
Speaking to you, Primayanathangi admits, "I was wondering."
You nod once.
Raethir agrees, "This -is- weird."
Edanthiel sits up.
Hadya stands up.
Edanthiel says, "Thank you."
You nod gratefully at Hadya.
Ilande removes a piece of licorice candy from in her glaes candy jar.
Edanthiel stands up.
Hadya nods faintly to you.
Edanthiel says, "One moment."
Hadya put some emerald prayer beads in her bone reliquary.
Edanthiel just went southeast.
Ilande feeds a pale-faced coppery barn owl a bite of her licorice candy.
Ilande nods slowly.
Ilande drops a piece of licorice candy.
Edanthiel just arrived.
Edanthiel just handed Ilande some coins.
Ilande glances between a pale-faced coppery barn owl and a piece of licorice candy.
Raelee runs her cloth-wrapped hands through her copper red hair, momentarily drawing her long tresses from her snow white eyes.
Ilande nods to the coppery barn owl.
Edanthiel just handed Hadya some coins.
A pale-faced coppery barn owl pecks at a few stray morsels.
Speaking to Edanthiel, Ilande exclaims, "Thanks!"
Speaking to Hadya, you offer, "I've got a pile of gems if you like shiny things."
Ilande blinks at Edanthiel.
Hadya just handed Edanthiel some coins.
Raelee breathes in slightly.
Primayanathangi chuckles.
Hadya says, "No need."
Speaking to Hadya, Edanthiel says, "Thank you again then."
You scratch your chin.
A pale-faced coppery barn owl briefly puffs up into a ball of feathers.
Ilande murmurs a simple, mystical chant...
Ilande concentrates.
Ilande's right arm looks better.
Hadya nods at Edanthiel.
Hadya says, "My Master will be glad that you were grateful for His assistance."
Raelee states, "I am going back to my bed."
Edanthiel nods slowly at Hadya.
You nod slowly.
Raelee says, "... and removing the owl from the market."
Raelee quietly mutters, "For the best."
Raelee snaps her fingers at a pale-faced coppery barn owl.
The coppery barn owl gives a single flap of his wings, carrying him through the air to land lightly in Raelee's hand.
Hadya says, "Good night."
You give a sigh of relief.
Hadya nods at Raelee.
Ilande rummages around in her pockets.
You nod at Raelee.
Raethir nods appreciatively at Raelee.
Primayanathangi lets out a long, contemplative breath.
Primayanathangi nods politely at Raelee.
Raelee nods.
Primayanathangi gets an odd look on her face.
Raelee nods absently.
Primayanathangi shifts her weight.
Edanthiel rubs her rainbow glaes pendant, causing a golden incandescence to dance around its edges briefly.
Edanthiel gets an odd look on her face.
Raelee says, "... good evening, such as it is."
Hadya shrugs.
Raelee stands up.
Magister Raelee just went southeast.
Edanthiel doubtfully says, "It was a new experience, so there is that."
You glance dubiously southeast.