Keeping Up with the Kestrels - 5117-10-31 - The Deacon Raves and Surrenders the Vial

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Jastatos 31, 5117

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Irar holds a prayer session in the small park, but collapses into a fit of coughing shortly after starting
  • Irar offers a vial to Leafiara, seemingly (but not confirmed) to be the one from Naimorai; she takes it after he insists
  • Irar continues coughing and choking, slowly getting words out one at a time and naming a few people like Goblyn, Lheren, and Naimorai without much of any clarity what it means
  • Leafiara eventually passes the vial to Kayse, who seems to have suspicions about poison, but the vial's contents aren't what she thought
  • Irar claims he's done his duty and wants to see his altar, so the group takes him to the blood marble altar at the Hendoran outpost, where he appears to "snap out of it"
  • Irar holds another prayer session at the altar, seeming to not remember what happened in the park; still coughing, but less so, he acknowledges that some woman gave him whiskey and he isn't feeling well, so he goes to sleep
  • The group runs off to the mayor's office to investigate the vial further, where Kayse pours it into some blood wine, drinks it, falls into a state of euphoria, and dies
  • Shinann notes that the liquid in the vial was blue and Subarashi speculates that it might be Rodnay's blood since Rodnay said Naimorai and Quinshon were the ones who took it from him
  • Irar returns again, now realizing that he's lost the vial and asking where it is; several people won't tell him what happened, but even when others do tell him he seems to immediately forget about it and continue asking where it is


Log

Irar's Prayer Service

Irar recites:

"I will be holding a prayer service in the small park in a few minutes. All are welcome to come, regardless of affiliation."

Arnylon asks, "Praying for what?"

Speaking to Arnylon, Irar says, "Anything you like."

Irar smiles.

Speaking to Irar, Guennwhfar asks, "Addressing prayer to whom?"

Speaking to Irar, Guennwhfar says, "Dhe'nar aren't big on praying."

Speaking to Guennwhfar, Irar says, "That is your choice. You are welcome there."

Irar says, "I will be happy to see any who choose to come."

Irar smiles.

Irar says, "The small park."

Irar smiles.

Irar nods.

Irar just went southwest.

[a bit later]

[Town Square, Small Park]

A small, shaded park fills an old vacant lot behind a row of buildings, the bright lamplight from the square filtering through the passage to the north to illuminate the area with a soft glow. A weatherworn grey marble statue of a stocky human in pioneer's clothing overlooks the park, his stone hat encrusted by the gifts of decades of passing birds and his right hand half-upraised as if it once held some now-missing object. You also see some ornate wrought iron benches and a bright yellow building.

Irar says, "It will begin soon."

Irar nods to Shinann in greeting.

Shinann nods to Irar in greeting.

Irar says, "I am glad to see you all."

Irar recites:

"I hope that you all, despite your diversity of faiths, will join me in prayer."

Bernadette nods.

Dinaden nods in agreement.

Speaking heartily to Irar, Chamorr says, "Ya needs a basket."

Irar recites:

"I am a man of Koar, but I celebrate all faiths."

Irar grins at Chamorr.

Speaking quietly to Irar, Pukk says, "We won't hold that against you."

Irar inclines his head.

Irar says, "It is time."

Speaking to Irar, Shinann asks, "Wait, what are we praying for?"

Irar smiles at Shinann.

Speaking to Shinann, Irar says, "Fellowship."

Irar recites:

"I am glad to see all of you who have joined us"

Shinann says, "I will not interfere, but I do not pray."

Irar recites:

"I assure you that I am not here to wage a crusade to convert you"

Irar smirks.

Irar recites:

"I am Deacon of Koar, and Koar is Lord of all

Being Lord means including all."

Irar nods.

Irar recites:

"Koar is Godking, but is not the king of persecution

Koar is Lord of All, which means he embraces all"

Irar smiles.

Irar recites:

"All are welcome at all times

And all that is good is all that is sought"

Irar smiles.

Irar recites:

"Koar has been besmirched in recent days by bigots and fools

That was not the true way.. All of you, all of your gods, all of your beliefs"

Irar recites:

"You believe them? You believe you do well?"

Irar smiles.

Irar recites:

"You are my ally

And you are Koar's."


Irar's Breakdown

Irar kneels down.

Irar inclines his head.

Irar fidgets.

Irar coughs.

Irar coughs.

Irar gags.

Irar gags.

Irar falls over.

Irar coughs.

Dinaden pulls Irar to his feet.

Irar falls over.

Irar screams!

Irar coughs.

Irar gags.

Irar coughs.

Irar coughs.

Irar gags.

Kayse gives a sidelong glance at Irar.

Shinann asks, "What happened?"

Leafiara whispers aloud, "I knew something seemed off..."

Subarashi grabs a polished crystal sphere from a small pocket inside of her suede longcoat.

Subarashi gazes intensely into her crystal sphere.

Leafiara stares into space, appearing to ponder multiple possibilities and potential nuances.

Subarashi tucks a polished crystal sphere into a small pocket inside of her suede longcoat.

Bernadette nods.

Shinann nods to Leafiara.

Subarashi glances around the area.

Subarashi walks toward Irar.

Dinaden kneels down.

Irar cackles!

Irar rolls around on the ground.

Kayse glances down.

Irar coughs.

Irar coughs.

Leafiara glances skeptically at Irar.

Zosozpage blinks.

Irar gags.

Speaking to Irar, Dinaden says, "Steady Deacon...breathe."

Shinann gestures while calling upon the lesser spirits for aid...

Kayse whispers something to Shinann.

Irar scratches himself idly.

Shinann gestures at Irar.

Irar's skin looks healthier.

Shinann gestures while calling upon the lesser spirits for aid...

You scrub your hand through your shoulder length bright red hair in frustration.

Shinann gestures at Irar.

Irar's skin takes on a more pinkish tint.

Subarashi examines Irar closely, sizing him up and taking note of all the details.

Speaking to Leafiara, Irar says, "Listen.."

Irar laughs!

Irar coughs.

Subarashi takes a deep breath and closes her eyes for a moment. A faint aura flickers around her.

Irar gags.

Speaking slowly to Irar, Leafiara assure, "Been doing nothing but..."

Shinann looks thoughtfully at Irar.

Speaking to Leafiara, Irar exclaims, "Listen!"

Irar gags.

Leafiara's concentration shifts and becomes more focused as she slightly tilts an ear in a particular direction.

Shinann glances around the area.

Irar rolls around on the ground.

Dinaden glances between Irar and Leafiara.

Irar gags.

Chamorr glances at Irar.

Irar says, "Lheren..."

(Kayse cocks her head and pauses, her eyes slowly shifting back and forth.)

Subarashi pauses in an observational trance.

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Irar gags.

Irar coughs.

Shinann asks, "What about him?"

(Irar fumbles about his cloak.)

Leafiara prompts, "Something happened to him? Nod once for yes?"

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Irar coughs.

Irar removes a blackish silver vial from in his spidersilk cloak.

Irar coughs.

Kayse stares at Irar.

Leafiara squints at Irar.

Dinaden glances at Irar.

Shinann raises an eyebrow.

Subarashi bites her lip.

Irar coughs.

Subarashi looks thoughtfully at Irar.


Giving Away the Vial

Irar says, "Faith..."

Irar stares at Leafiara.

Kayse glances skeptically around the area.

Leafiara peers quizzically at Irar.

Irar says, "I'm a good man..."

Irar says, "I never wanted this."

Leafiara befuddledly says, "I haven't the slightest clue what you want me to understand, but..."

Bernadette rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Irar gags.

Irar offers Leafiara a blackish silver vial.

Subarashi shifts her weight.

Speaking to Irar, Leafiara assures, "My friend, I was only ever joking..." [She never finished this train of thought, but it was going to be about how she'd teased him about being replaced with a golem or somehow being compromised by Naimorai, but she always trusted he was still "a good man."]

Leafiara stares off into space.

Leafiara clenches her jaw.

Irar says, "Take it..."

(Leafiara looks torn.)

Leafiara slowly asks, "You... vowed not to tell anyone about this, didn't you?"

Irar says, "I'll keep my vow."

Irar coughs.

Zosozpage rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Leafiara squints at Irar.

Irar gags.

Leafiara raises an eyebrow.

Kayse shifts her weight.

Irar exclaims, "Take it!"

Shinann blinks.

Leafiara relents, "Offer it again, then..."

Leafiara shakes her head.

Leafiara quietly says, "But then it isn't my fault... if news somehow gets out."

Irar offers Leafiara a blackish silver vial.

Dinaden frowns.

Leafiara accepts Irar's blackish silver vial.

Dinaden nods at Kayse.

Shinann asks, "Is that the vial Naimorai gave you?"

Irar gags.

Kayse nods once at Shinann.

Leafiara absently says, "I assume so.."

>inspect vial

You carefully inspect your blackish silver vial.

You determine that you could not wear the vial.

It looks like this item has been mainly crafted out of silver.

[somewhere around here Leafi sends thoughts to Crux to come to the park]

Bernadette nods.

Subarashi looks at Irar with concern.

Bernadette rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Leafiara frowns at a blackish silver vial.

>analy vial

You analyze your blackish silver vial and sense that there is no recorded information on that item. It may or may not be able to be worked on by a merchant alterer.

You get no sense of whether or not the vial may be further lightened.

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Drink it, see what it does."

Speaking slowly to Irar, Leafiara asks, "Is this what's--making you ill?"

Kayse rolls her eyes at Chamorr.

Speaking to Irar, Dinaden says, "Rest Deacon, save your strength."

Speaking calmly to Chamorr, you say, "There's nothing in it..." (OOC note: wrong, as we'll find out later in the log. This was a failing on _my_ part, though, of using the wrong verbs to check the vial. Later I try to handwave it away by saying she couldn't see well enough in the dark (remember they're outside in the park at night).]

>look in vial

There is nothing in there.

>look vial

You see nothing unusual.

>turn vial

You turn over your blackish silver vial.

Chamorr heartily says, "My."

Irar says, "My first service since..."

Speaking to Irar, Shinann asks, "Did you drink it?"

Irar gags.

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Irar just crawled west.

Kayse whispers something to Shinann.

Leafiara scratches her head.

Dinaden stands up.

Leafiara glances west.

Dinaden just went west.

>w

[Town Square, Garden Niche] This small niche between two buildings has been neatly landscaped into a tiny moonlit garden, its careful mosaic of flagstones interspersed with patches of trimmed grass. A low stone bench rests along one vine-covered wall, and a patch of colorful violets surrounds a painted wooden barrel in one corner.

Arnylon asks, "What happened?"

Speaking curiously to Irar, Kayse says, "Let me see your face."

Speaking uncertainly to Arnylon, Leafiara admits, "It's hard to say..."

Speaking to Leafiara, Arnylon says, "What appeared to happen."

Speaking to Irar, Kayse adds, "You are hidden behind magic."

Leafiara hesitantly ventures, "He's having a coughing fit and gave me this vial, which... I think came from Naimorai."

Leafiara scratches her head.

Irar gags.

Chaoswynd raises an eyebrow.

Leafiara reluctantly says, "I didn't want to take it since he was so insistent on keeping it secret before..."

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Irar.

Arnylon says, "Hopefully he didn't imbibe of the vial."

Speaking to Arnylon, Leafiara notes, "Well, there's nothing left in it now..."

Irar says, "Can't keep it.."

Speaking to Leafiara, Arnylon says, "That can't be good."

Irar gags.

Subarashi nods slowly at Irar.

Chaoswynd glances at Irar.

Speaking to Irar, Arnylon asks, "You drink that stuff?"

The voice of Cruxophim thoughtfully inquires, "What seems to be the problem?"

Cruxophim suddenly fades into view.

Leafiara points at Irar.

Irar coughs.

Cruxophim cocks his head at Irar.

Leafiara concernedly explains, "He's having a fit of coughing and gagging..."

Bernadette rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Speaking quietly to Irar, Subarashi asks, "If you can't speak of it, can you speak of what it's doing to you without breaking your vow?"

Cruxophim begins a careful examination of Irar -- he takes his pulse, checks his temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

Irar gags.

Leafiara adds, "And he gave me this vial."

Irar says, "Goblyn.."

Speaking heartily to Cruxophim, Chamorr says, "He is sufferin from caniptions."

Leafiara gazes thoughtfully at her blackish silver vial.

Dinaden says, "Poison or sorts it seems."

Speaking dubiously to Irar, Cruxophim inquires, "What did you do?"

Kayse surreptitiously glances at Irar.

Shinann raises an eyebrow in Irar's direction.

Cruxophim raises an eyebrow in your direction.

Zosozpage says, "He gave Leafiara an empty vial."

Leafiara nods.

Leafiara shows Cruxophim her blackish silver vial.

Cruxophim holds his palm out toward Leafiara, looking for a handout.

Leafiara simply notes, "Empty."

Leafiara turns over her blackish silver vial.

Irar says, "My Prelate..."

Cruxophim looks thoughtfully at Irar.

Speaking absently to Leafiara, Cruxophim requests, "Hand it over?"

Pukk quietly says, "So, he drank something from Helga's and is now poisoned....that isn't surprising."

Irar says, "I did my duty."

Irar gags.

Speaking skeptically to Cruxophim, Leafiara inquires, "Why?"

Irar coughs.

Speaking slowly to Irar, Cruxophim ventures, "Your duty was to drink something?"

Chaoswynd glances between Cruxophim and Leafiara.

Irar just crawled east.

Speaking dubiously to Leafiara, Cruxophim inquires, "Is there a problem?"

>e

[Town Square, Small Park]

A small, shaded park fills an old vacant lot behind a row of buildings, the bright lamplight from the square filtering through the passage to the north to illuminate the area with a soft glow. A weatherworn grey marble statue of a stocky human in pioneer's clothing overlooks the park, his stone hat encrusted by the gifts of decades of passing birds and his right hand half-upraised as if it once held some now-missing object. You also see some ornate wrought iron benches and a bright yellow building.

Subarashi looks lost in thought.

Speaking seriously to Cruxophim, Leafiara reminds, "The Deacon was never supposed to let anyone know about this."

[noticing that Irar isn't in the room]

Leafiara slowly asks, "Wait... where is he?"

(locating)

[Wehnimer's, Land's End Rd.]

Vigilant night guardsmen scrutinize the citizens and travelers arriving and departing through the wide gates spanning the land route into Wehnimer's Landing. The cluttered streets of the city to the south are a far cry from the deceptively calm expanse of the wilds of Elanith outside. Two daunting towers survey the countryside and protect the town, flanking the road to the east and west. You also see the Arnylon disk, a large wooden barrel and the town gates. Also here: Arnylon, Dinaden, Kayse, Irar who is lying down

Speaking wryly to Leafiara, Cruxophim retorts, "That cat's out of the bag."

(travel)

Leafiara stares at Irar.

Irar says, "I did my duty."

Irar says, "I want to see my altar."

Irar coughs.

Cruxophim's eyes cloud over with dark shadows as he prepares a spell...

Cruxophim gestures at Irar.

Irar springs upright with amazing agility!

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Dinaden nods at Irar.

Cruxophim clasps Irar's hand tenderly.

Leafiara slowly asks, "The one in the outpost?"

Irar says, "I did my duty."

Leafiara stares off into space.

Speaking gently to Irar, Cruxophim offers, "Which altar?"

Zosozpage says, "I will not repeat any of this should you so wish."

Dinaden says, "We should give the Deacon his wish."

Arnylon says, "I am glad my faith's duty doesn't require me to drink poison."

Leafiara carefully opens her case and flips open the lid, taking care not to jostle the contents.

Leafiara puts a blackish silver vial in her instrument case.

Slowly, Leafiara reaches for the lid of her case and closes it. She latches it with deft hands.

Speaking calmly to Leafiara, Cruxophim notes, "So you're not going to hand it over. I see."

Cruxophim nods once to Leafiara.

Irar says, "The outpost... take me to the altar."

Leafiara slowly says, "Irar never handed over any vial."

Cruxophim recites:

"Join up if you're going"

Irar says, "I want to see the altar."

Leafiara winks at Cruxophim and flashes a sly grin.

Subarashi nods slowly.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Dinaden says, "Later, let's get the Deacon cared for."

The voice of Kayse flatly says, "Perhaps we shouldn't be selfish right now."

(travel)


Concerns About Irar

[Light of the Godking]

A warm halo of sunlight filters through the crystalline dome above, each facet of the glass casting a bright golden mosaic along the textured stone floor. The smooth stone walls of the shrine are enameled with the image of a large golden crown. A track of worn, ashen grey carpet begins at the double doors and divides the chamber until ending just before a wide stone dais. Upon the raised platform is a high altar crafted from blood marble, its soft white surface speckled with sanguine motes.

Leafiara glances appraisingly at a high blood marble altar.

Subarashi disgruntledly mutters, "Blood marble."

Cruxophim places his hands on his hips and eyes Leafiara with a skeptical look.

Leafiara gazes heavenward.

Cruxophim begins a careful examination of Irar -- he takes his pulse, checks his temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

Irar smiles weakly at the altar.

Kayse whispers, "Get Irar to remove the magic that is shrouding him in that illusion. I need to see his face and skin."

Irar says, "Lheren..."

Shinann glances at a high blood marble altar.

Irar gags.

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Irar.

J>look irar

You see a robust, mysterious dark knight.

Kayse folds her wings across her back.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Irar says, "They never told me what a Deacon was supposed to do."

Speaking calmly to Irar, Leafiara requests, "I know you're struggling a bit, but... could you undo whatever magic is hiding most of you?"

Leafiara frowns.

Irar coughs.

Dinaden turns an inquisitive ear toward Irar.

Arnylon exclaims, "Heck of a recruitment drive. Join the Church of Koar. Poison yourself today!"

Leafiara adds, "A diagnosis might be more effective if we could see you clearly... Stormy was just mistaken for a Sir earlier this very evening because of similar magic."

Leafiara nods once.

Cruxophim absently murmurs, "Not without knowing what it is."

Speaking to Leafiara, Irar says, "The vial."

Chaoswynd raises an eyebrow in Leafiara's direction.

Leafiara stares at Irar.

Speaking to Arnylon, Zosozpage says, "I never had to do that."

Leafiara hesitantly asks, "What about it?"

Leafiara glances warily at Irar.

Speaking curiously to Chaoswynd, Cruxophim inquires, "What exactly happened, pray tell?"

Irar gags.

Leafiara adds, "The vial you still have... that you never handed over. Never breaking a vow." [Apparently multiple people found it confusing that she said this, including Irar himself since a few lines down he double-checks if he still has the vial. Leafi's "playing along" and basically trying to convey to the group that nobody [implying nobody outside of those gathered here] should know that he gave it away. Maybe this is my fault for being obtuse, I don't know.]

Leafiara nods at Irar.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Chaoswynd says, "Your guess is as good as mine. I seem to have come along late."

Kayse peers quizzically at Leafiara.

Cruxophim peers quizzically at Shinann.

Cruxophim peers quizzically at Kayse.

Shinann shrugs.

Speaking quietly to Cruxophim, Subarashi informs, "He collapsed during a prayer he was hosting, then passed that vial to Leafiara."

Speaking to Leafiara, Chaoswynd says, "I think these are extenuating circumstances."

Irar removes an onyx-traced silver crystal vial from in his roa'ter skin pack.

Irar put an onyx-traced silver crystal vial in his spidersilk cloak.

Speaking monotonously to Irar, Cruxophim ventures, "Did you drink from the vial?"

Cruxophim stares off into space.

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Zosozpage says, "All I know is that he was preaching of Koar and started to gag and choke."

Leafiara baffledly asks, "Wait... there really was another vial?"

Subarashi nods in agreement at Zosozpage.

Irar coughs.

Shinann looks thoughtfully at Irar.

Arnylon says, "A common enough occurence."

Arnylon nods at Zosozpage.

Chaoswynd raises an eyebrow.

Cruxophim examines Irar closely, sizing him up and taking note of all the details.

Irar says, "Naimorai."

Chamorr heartily says, "Losin track of vials."

Leafiara slowly offers, "I just meant that... you can keep the one you handed over secret if you wish."

Leafiara stares off into space.

Speaking wryly to Zosozpage, Cruxophim quips, "Happens to the best of us."

Zosozpage adopts an agreeable expression.

Cruxophim glances skeptically around the room.

(OOC) Irar's player whispers, "You have the vial."

Cruxophim glances skeptically at Leafiara.

Speaking to Irar, Shinann asks, "What about her?"

Kayse takes a slow, deep breath then pinches the bridge of her nose.

Speaking heartily to Bernadette, Chamorr says, "I has the same problem wif flasks."

Leafiara slowly asks, "Now you want it back?"

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Leafiara carefully opens her case and flips open the lid, taking care not to jostle the contents.

Leafiara glances warily at Irar.

Leafiara removes a blackish silver vial from in her instrument case.'

Slowly, Leafiara reaches for the lid of her case and closes it. She latches it with deft hands.

Irar stares at Leafiara.

Leafiara glances between Irar and Cruxophim.

Leafiara glances between Irar and Kayse. [Thinking that Irar wants the vial back (even though he wouldn't clearly say so, but it's not like he said anything clearly this evening), Leafi is suddenly suspicious that giving it back to him would be wrong--maybe it's some sort of addiction or a cursed item. So rather than hand it back, she's considering who to give it to first to check it out and find out if it's alright to hand back: Crux, who wanted to see it and can probably run tests on it, or Kayse, who seemed to have a theory about what it might be.]

Speaking to Cruxophim, Zosozpage says, "Valicar and my father both worshiped Koar and now disappeared. My Dad up in the rift. Not sure about Sir Valicar."

Kayse cocks her head at Leafiara.

Irar gags.

Speaking gently to Irar, Cruxophim suggests, "You needn't tear yourself up over, we all know you have a vial. The whole bloody Landing knows."

[Interjecting again: I'm honestly never sure what to make of secrecy in storylines.

If Irar hands someone a vial at midnight in the park, do the townspeople see that? I imagine not and that only _our_ characters who were closely observing the prayer meeting noticed. It's kind of like what Irar himself (I'm pretty sure it was him) asked Rodnay a couple weeks ago--if Rodnay was trying to keep his plan in the Swale a secret, then why openly tell it to a bunch of gossips outside North Gate? ...and yet I _think_ we're supposed to play along that most of the Landing doesn't know about Rodnay's plan. I think!

Of course, anything involving the Kestrels gets to _them_ immediately, but I'm fine with that because we already know Shinann was being spied on and both Leafi and I assume whoever's doing that is working for the Kestrels. Likewise it wouldn't surprise me if the Rooks now know that Irar's given up the vial. But the whole Landing? I'm not sure. To be clear, I--as a player--am not disagreeing with Crux's player, as honestly he'd know better than me, but more explaining Leafi's admittedly odd behavior tonight and how secrets can get very confusing.]


Checking the Vial

Leafiara offers Kayse a blackish silver vial

Kayse blinks at Leafiara.

Pukk adopts an agreeable expression.

Kayse accepts Leafiara's blackish silver vial.

Bernadette nods.

Speaking bluntly to Kayse, Leafiara says, "It seems like you're expecting something if you see his face..."

Leafiara asks, "But maybe seeing that will be enough?"

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Cruxophim dully mutters, "Why are we passing the vial around instead of trying to determine what poisoned him?"

Irar gags.

Cruxophim rolls his eyes.

Chaoswynd absently says, "This... is getting odd."

Leafiara simply says, "I am... now."

Kayse whispers, "There is contents in here."

Pukk shrugs.

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Irar says, "I.. can't say."

Speaking to Irar, Shinann says, "You said Goblyn, Lheren and Naimorai."

Leafiara stares off into space.

Pukk quietly says, "I'm so confused, I can't even make jokes."

Pukk frowns.

Bernadette rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Subarashi nods once at Irar.

Shinann says, "But you said nothing more."

Cruxophim rubs Pukk tenderly.

(Kayse paces the vial under her nose and inhales lightly.)

(OOC) You quietly whisper to Kayse, "Hm, I didn't see anything... maybe I was accidentally looking in another vial somehow."

Cruxophim glances appraisingly at Kayse.

Shinann looks thoughtfully at Irar.

(OOC) Kayse's player whispers, "MEASURE vial. "has a few doses left"."]

Pukk glances between Kayse and Irar.

Zosozpage asks, "Is there no way to test the contents of the vial?"

Irar says, "No cure... Goblyn."

Pukk seems to be waiting for something.

Zosozpage says, "There must be residuals."

Chaoswynd raises an eyebrow.

Kayse removes a small ebony velvet bag from in her oval vanity case.

Kayse attaches a small ebony velvet bag to her belt.

Kayse just opened a small ebony velvet bag.

Irar says, "No salvation... Lheren."

Speaking dryly to Zosozpage, Cruxophim mutters, "Probably."

Leafiara admits, "I must not have seen everything in the darkness outside..."

Leafiara nods faintly at Kayse.

Irar says, "No revelation... Naimorai."

Cruxophim places his hands on his hips and casually surveys his surroundings.

Irar gags.

Speaking to Leafiara, Arnylon says, "And that's why when I conduct prayers it's for things like storms and tidal waves. Less poisoning involved."

Irar says, "Naimorai."

Cruxophim begins a careful examination of Irar -- he takes his pulse, checks his temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

Irar says, "Naimorai."

Irar says, "I can't say."

Leafiara concernedly says, "Not that we're getting much closer to answers anyway..."

Irar says, "Don't drink it, don't drink it."

Cruxophim gazes heavenward.

Pukk quietly says, "I think I understand, he is trying to tell us that he can't say..."

Pukk nods sagely.

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Not sure what the questions are, yet."

Irar gags.

Cruxophim shrugs at Chamorr.

Arnylon says, "Well if he can't say why is he telling us? It's all very confusing."

Speaking gently to Irar, Leafiara says, "That's why I was trying to keep it secret... for you."

Cruxophim gazes in amusement at Leafiara.

Leafiara musingly says, "But maybe... some things shouldn't be secret."

Pukk gasps.

Irar lets loose with a shout of exultation!

Bernadette nods.

Bernadette rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Leafiara blink.s

Irar lets loose a mighty shout!

Speaking gently to Leafiara, Cruxophim reasons, "It was a bit late for that with half the park watching."

Kayse wrinkles her nose.

Irar recites:

"MY FLOCK

THEY WOULDN'T BELIEVE ME

I WOULDN'T POISON ANYONE"

Speaking uncertainly to Cruxophim, Leafiara ventures, "Might have been able to pass it off as someone else's vial, though..."

Irar gags.

Leafiara stares at Irar.

Pukk blinks.

Chaoswynd raises an eyebrow in Irar's direction.

Subarashi looks thoughtfully at Irar.

Cruxophim shrugs at Leafiara.

Irar screams!

Irar gags.

Pukk looks lost in thought.

Speaking to Irar, Dinaden says, "Calm yourself Deacon, rest your mind."

Dinaden shakes his head.

Cruxophim nonchalantly states, "Well, only thing to do is to let this run its course, I suppose."

Speaking concernedly to Kayse, Leafiara asks, "Is it familiar at all? Seems anything like you might have been expecting?"

Chamorr heartily says, "Maybe it's visions."

Kayse simply says, "I need to see his skin."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Irar exclaims, "I only wanted!"

Irar gags.

Irar gags.

Speaking gently to Irar, Leafiara requests, "My friend... muster up the strength to undo that magic about you, please... to show your face. If you're able."

Speaking plainly to Irar, Cruxophim scolds, "I have no idea what you're talking about."

As the armored knight removes a faceted grey crystal from around its neck the air around it seems to waver oddly as Irar is revealed in its place.

Leafiara takes a moment to observe Irar.

J>look irar

You see Irar Snickers the Deacon of the Church of Koar.

He appears to be a Human.

He is tall. He appears to be young. He has piercing crystal blue eyes and pale skin. He has short, fine jet black hair. He has a square-jawed face, an aquiline nose and a neatly-trimmed beard. He has a polished fake gold tooth barely visible in his mouth.

He has a grinning roa'ter tattoo on the side of his neck.

He is in good shape.

Cruxophim nods once at Irar.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Chaoswynd says, "It's curious though. In a very vague sort of way, the things he's saying do seem connected. At least in part to themselves, if not overall."

Leafiara nods approvingly.

Shinann looks over at Kayse and shakes her head.

(Kayse takes a few measured steps toward Irar and observes him.)

(Irar squirms in agony.)

A mixture of confusion and curiosity crosses Cruxophim's mien as he studies Kayse.

Irar screams!

Subarashi stares at Irar.

Shinann looks thoughtfully at Irar.

Speaking quietly to Shinann, Kayse says, "No, no sign of what was described."

Arnylon says, "That... looks... almost like a Mandis Crystal shard he holds." [note: it was just a glamour crystal]

Cruxophim rubs Irar tenderly.

Leafiara informs, "For those who showed up late, he's been saying he's a good man."

Leafiara quietly adds, "What it means, I have no idea."

Irar gags.

Cruxophim gazes in amusement at Arnylon.

Zosozpage asks, "They were blue were they not?"

Irar says, "Quinshon..."

Leafiara musingly says, "Right now, it... seems like he might have violated some code or other of his..."

Arnylon looks over at Zosozpage and shakes his head.

Irar exclaims, "Quinshon!" Irar screams!

Leafiara quietly admits, "But it's only a guess."

Leafiara peers quizzically at Irar.

Leafiara's eyes narrow, and her expression darkens as she swiftly averts her gaze downward.

Shinann raises an eyebrow in Irar's direction.

Chaoswynd glances at Irar and folds his arms over his chest.

Zosozpage blinks.

Bernadette peers quizzically at Irar.

Subarashi slowly empties her lungs.

Irar gags.

Arnylon says, "Sad to see another's faith fail."

Irar takes a deep breath.

Pukk frowns.

Dinaden asks, "Anyone know who or what Quinshon is?"

Dinaden glances around the room.

Pukk quietly says, "Person."

Shinann nods.

Speaking simply to Dinaden, Leafiara says, "Everyone here."

(Kayse tilts the blackish silver vial back and forth watching the liquid inside move side to side.)

Leafiara grins crookedly.

Subarashi quietly says, "Faith is just a step."

Speaking disdainfully to Leafiara, Cruxophim deadpans, "Do they make a potion for moral turpitude?"

Cruxophim snickers.

Dinaden says, "Ive been gone a while..."

Dinaden nods understandingly.

Irar slowly empties his lungs.

Speaking wryly to Cruxophim, Leafiara says, "My alchemy studies haven't gotten that far yet."

Kayse glances skeptically at Shinann.

Speaking to Dinaden, Subarashi says, "We do, but not exactly what he is. We know him by sight, though."

Shinann shrugs.

Speaking absently to Dinaden, Cruxophim explains, "The Black Shaman, also known as the Dissembler for his ability to get in people's heads."

Speaking heartily to Cruxophim, Chamorr says, "It's called scotch."

Dinaden frowns.

Leafiara slowly says, "And, well, dissemble them."

Irar hangs a faceted grey crystal around his neck.


Irar Snaps Out of It--or Into It?

Irar shakes his head.

Leafiara sighs at Irar.

Speaking absently to Dinaden, Cruxophim continues, "He works for Grand Magister Dennet, of the Outpost."

Irar glances at Cruxophim.

Zosozpage says, "I was hearing voices in my mind for some reason."

Zosozpage ponders.

Irar glances at Leafiara.

Speaking worriedly to Irar, Leafiara asks, "He did this? A nod or two?"

Cruxophim begins chuckling at Chamorr!

Speaking slowly to Irar, Kayse inquires, "Did you drink this vial?"

Kayse indicates a blackish silver vial as a possible option.

Irar exclaims, "You're all in my altar!"

Speaking to Irar, Cruxophim wonders, "Why did you drink the vial?"

Irar smiles.

Subarashi blinks at Irar.

Leafiara slowly clarifies, "Only near it, not... in it."

Leafiara stares at a high blood marble altar.

Speaking exasperatedly to Irar, Cruxophim chides, "That seemed a foolish measure."

Speaking heartily to Irar, Chamorr says, "Who are you."

Pukk adopts an agreeable expression.

Cruxophim gets a blank look on his face.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Irar asks, "Vial? The one in my cloak?"

Bernadette nods at Chamorr.

(Kayse taps her nails against the blackish silver vial in her hand as she glances at Irar.)

Speaking dryly to Irar, Cruxophim warns, "I swear, if you don't start explaining things soon I'm going to vivisect you myself for answers."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Chaoswynd asks, "Interesting change, and an even more interesting bit of crystal there, don't you think?"

Leafiara flashes a quick grin.

Speaking sweetly to Irar, Cruxophim explains, "I'm only partly kidding."

Kayse covers her kelyn pendant with her palm, and an iridescent dark green haze surrounding her form fades.

Speaking bluntly to Cruxophim, Leafiara says, "At this point it might be for the best."

Irar exclaims, "I've never seen so many folks in Koar's shrine before!"

Irar smiles.

Kayse sniffs at her blackish silver vial.

Subarashi furrows her brow.

(Leafiara buries her face in one of her hands.)

Cruxophim mutters under his breath.

Chamorr heartily says, "Maybe if we slap him around, he'll come to his senses."

Pukk quietly says, "I wish I practices more on my lifting, I would check his pockets...."

Dinaden takes a deep breath.

Speaking affably to Pukk, Leafiara suggests, "Do it anyway."

Cruxophim pedantically inquires, "So did he drink from that vial or not?"

Kayse shrugs at Cruxophim.

Pukk glances around the room.

Speaking amusedly to Irar, Cruxophim ventures, "So are you feeling better now?"

Pukk quietly says, "Too much light in the area, not a good place to try this."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Zosozpage says, "We did not see him drink from it."

Pukk grumbles.

Irar says, "Well, it's nice to see you all! I'd planned to just pray by myself tonight."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Subarashi says, "If he did, it was at least ten minutes before the symptoms started showing."

Irar kneels down.

Leafiara stares off into space.

Leafiara ponders.

Irar coughs.

Subarashi nods in agreement at Zosozpage.

Irar says, "I must admit I'm feeling a bit under the weather, so it'll be a short one tonight."

Leafiara nods faintly at Irar.

Irar smiles quietly to himself.

Subarashi looks at Irar with concern.

Kayse raises an eyebrow in Irar's direction.

Irar continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Irar nods.

Leafiara thoughtfully says, "Well, it looks like we have a second opportunity..." (not in reference to a second prayer meeting, but a second chance to pretend that Irar never handed over the vial)

Speaking dryly to Kayse, Cruxophim enthuses, "Oh good!"

Irar stands up.

Dinaden glances at Irar.

Cruxophim laughs softly, trying to hide his amusement.

Kayse gives a sidelong glance at Cruxophim.

Irar asks, "Why are you all looking at me so funny?"

Irar smiles at Leafiara.

Leafiara flashes a quick grin at Irar.

Speaking simply to Irar, Leafiara says, "Just good to see you in your element."

Speaking heartily to Irar, Chamorr asks, "Where's your vial?"

Speaking to Irar, Arnylon says, "Perhaps it's your gold tooth."

Speaking quietly to Irar, Pukk says, "Well your face....."

Subarashi tilts her head down.

Cruxophim starts chuckling at Leafiara!

Kayse clasps her hand over a blackish silver vial.

Speaking to Irar, Arnylon says, "Or possibly the insane ravings of a few minutes ago. I'm not sure which."

Speaking vaguely to Irar, Cruxophim suggests, "You know... reasons."

With a disinterested gaze, Cruxophim examines his fingernails, idly picking at something for a moment before looking up with an impassive expression.

Irar asks, "Is it still the Church of Koar thing?"

Subarashi peers quizzically at Irar.

Shinann glances at a high blood marble altar.

Speaking gently to Irar, Cruxophim explains, "The Church of Koar is still a thing, yes."

Irar exclaims, "Just doing my job!"

Leafiara nods faintly at Kayse. [this is over an exchange of whispers, which I've cut out]

Irar smiles.

Leafiara nods understandingly at Irar.

Irar coughs.

Irar gags.

Kayse removes a small ebony velvet bag from her belt.

Speaking concernedly to Irar, Leafiara suggests, "Maybe you should get some reest."

Kayse just closed a small ebony velvet bag.

Leafiara clears her throat.

Zosozpage asks, "Anyone have water on them?"

Kayse put a small ebony velvet bag in her oval vanity case.

Leafiara adds, "Some rest. See, I'm not speaking perfectly either."

Leafiara flashes a quick grin.

Speaking to Leafiara, Irar says, "I am a bit tired. Thank you."

Leafiara nods once at Irar.

Speaking to Irar, Chaoswynd asks, "It is, indeed, a wonderful altar. Tell me, have you been feeling under the weather all day? Or is this a bit of a sudden thing?"

Speaking absently to Zosozpage, Cruxophim suggests, "Not water."

Pukk recites quietly:

"All we are saying

is give Koar a chance.."

Leafiara pokes Pukk in the ribs.

Zosozpage says, "Ok rum."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Irar says, "Honestly, I don't quite remember! I was talking to a bunch of fine folks and I just..."

Cruxophim reaches inside one of the mesh veil iron pouches hanging from his black harness and grabs a wide glass of cold water.

Irar exclaims, "Well, I can't be quite sure!"

Cruxophim offers Irar a wide glass of cold water.

Chaoswynd smiles at Irar.

Irar accepts Cruxophim's cold water.

Irar takes a drink from his cold water.

Leafiara distantly says, "Memory issues. They're all over this place lately."

Pukk quietly says, "A bunch of fine folks? Must have been before I got there then...."

Cruxophim starts chuckling at Leafiara!

Zosozpage nods at Pukk.

Leafiara snickers at Pukk.

Zosozpage grins.

Bernadette begins chuckling at Pukk!

Irar gags.

Speaking sardonically to Leafiara, Cruxophim quips, "Memory has always been an issue here."

Speaking to Irar, Dinaden says, "A bit of rest and that water should help the coughing."

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Leafiara.

Irar says, "I'm sorry, I seem to have a catch in my throat."

Cruxophim begins chuckling at Pukk!

Speaking quietly to Irar, Pukk asks, "Frogs?"

Irar exclaims, "Feels like I drank some bad liquor or something!"

Irar grins at Pukk.

Irar says, "Maybe."

Speaking to Irar, Leafiara muses, "Maybe spent too much time on the isle."

Speaking to Irar, Shinann asks, "Did you go to Helga's?"

Shinann folds her hands behind her back.

Speaking to Irar, Zosozpage says, "Don't croak."

Speaking to Shinann, Irar says, "I don't know! Last thing I remember was being with you folks."

Kayse glances at Cruxophim and folds her wings across her back.

Irar scratches himself idly.

Chaoswynd rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Dinaden sighs.

Kayse leans against some wooden double doors.

Irar says, "I had some nice whiskey a lady gave me."

Irar exclaims, "Maybe it was a bit too much!"

Irar smiles.

Leafiara gives Irar a strong, encouraging smile.

Irar coughs.

Speaking quietly to Irar, Pukk says, "Never accept whiskey from strangers, unless you know them."

Subarashi furrows her brow.

Irar says, "I feel a little sick, though."

Leafiara hurriedly says, "I'm sure a small bit of rest will do you some good. Go on." (trying to get rid of the guy so they can go investigate the vial and he won't know; she can't whisper this to the group since he's part of it)

Leafiara nods once.

Shinann says, "Hmm... well, this temple makes me a bit uncomfortable."

Subarashi nods once at Irar.

Speaking to Irar, Zosozpage says, "Drink plenty of water."

Pukk nods at Shinann.

Leafiara brightly assures, "We'll meet and catch up another night."

Irar says, "I remember it wasn't in a flask but.."

Dinaden nods understandingly.

Pukk quietly says, "It smells of Dennet around here."

Speaking heartily to Irar, Chamorr says, "Never accept whiskey from strangers, unless they offer you a ride."

Pukk sniffs.

Pukk shudders.

Pukk gags.

Shinann points at a high blood marble altar.

Speaking to Irar, Chaoswynd asks, "A vial, perhaps?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Irar says, "Okay."

Speaking ruefully to Pukk, Leafiara says, "No... far worse."

Shinann says, "That."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Irar asks, "Vial?"

Cruxophim wryly complains, "I leave for one week to do research on Caligos Isle, and our Deacon goes rabid. Lovely."

Speaking quietly to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Can't be worse."

Irar gags.

Chaoswynd looks over at Irar and shakes his head.

Speaking to Irar, Chaoswynd says, "Nevermind."

Cruxophim folds his arms, grasping his shoulders.

Irar says, "I'm afraid I feel a bit sick."

Speaking dryly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "You really haven't seen the half of it. I haven't either, but I've seen much worse than Dennet."

Speaking skeptically to Cruxophim, Kayse comments, "Research."

Irar says, "I think I need to go sleep."

Leafiara nods in agreement at Irar.

Dinaden nods at Irar.

Zosozpage nods at Irar.

Speaking amusedly to Kayse, Cruxophim counters, "You've been there, yes?"

Irar says, "I'm so glad you all came to pray with me."

Subarashi nods in agreement.

Irar smiles.

Leafiara nods once at Irar.

Zosozpage says, "Sure can't hurt."

Leafiara gives Irar a strong, encouraging smile.

Irar waves.

Kayse nods faintly at Cruxophim.

Speaking skeptically to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Hmmmmm, if you say so."

Speaking to Irar, Subarashi says, "I recommend a tea of mint and valerian."

Zosozpage smiles at Irar.

Dinaden says, "Of course."

Subarashi nods once.

Dinaden nods at Irar.

Leafiara turns toward Irar and renders a sharp hand salute.

Subarashi smiles.

Irar exclaims, "Good night!"

Shinann agrees with Subarashi.

Zosozpage bows respectfully before Irar, his eyes fixed firmly on the ground.

Leafiara brightly wishes, "Good night!"

Irar lies down.

Subarashi says, "Should settle your stomach and send you off to sleep."

Kayse nods briefly at Irar.

Speaking heartily to Irar, Chamorr says, "Night Deacon."

Subarashi blinks at Irar.

Irar just left.


Vial Testing the Scentific Way

Shinann gazes at her surroundings.

Bernadette nods.

Speaking suddenly to Cruxophim, Leafiara blurts, "To the mayor's office?"

Chaoswynd raises an eyebrow.

Cruxophim whispers something to Kayse.

Cruxophim looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Pukk quietly says, "Go to the brothel in Icemule, they can help you clear everything up."

Kayse whispers something to Cruxophim.

Cruxophim looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Kayse rummages through a cherrywood oval vanity case searching with intent, but it quickly becomes apparent she's not got a clue where to look.

Subarashi adds, "...and not sleeping next to altars made of questionable materials might help."

Cruxophim affably warns, "Marching in 5."

Leafiara nods in agreement at Cruxophim.

Pukk adopts an agreeable expression.

Shinann gives a sidelong glance at Pukk.

Cruxophim licks Pukk's cheek sloppily. Yuck!

(travel)

[Moot Hall, Mayor's Office]

At the varnished modwir door, a red bear skin rug stretches across the polished hardwood floor. Twin velnalin hide chairs face the Mayor's pine desk, while behind it sits an incurvated bone armchair. A great stag's head and a dark-framed sketch are mounted above a cobblestone fireplace set into the western wall. Refreshments are offered atop an oak bar beside a tall arched window. You also see a basket of sticks, a large detailed map, a large dog bed and a bone-ringed dart board.

Cruxophim pours himself a flute of cherry-apple blood wine.

Leafiara worriedly says, "Well... that was something."

Leafiara stares off into space.

Zosozpage says, "Different."

Cruxophim wryly inquires, "So now that he's not here, what happened?"

Chaoswynd leans against the bar, taking a momentary rest.

Zosozpage says, "Sure wasn't expecting that."

Subarashi slowly empties her lungs.

Cruxophim glances appraisingly around the room.

Shinann says, "Made no sense."

Kayse distractedly says, "You know as much as we do."

Subarashi says, "I honestly have very little idea."

Leafiara nods in agreement.

Speaking quietly to Cruxophim, Pukk says, "Leafi got tested, the bunny died. It's Irar's."

Pukk nods.

Bernadette rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Dinaden says, "A seemingly normal sermon aimed at fellowship....followed by convulsing and the gagging you saw."

Cruxophim nods slowly at Pukk.

Leafiara notes, "Just kept saying he was a good man, said he'd keep his vow, mentioned Naimorai's and Quinshon's names..."

Leafiara shakes her head.

Subarashi quietly says, "The bunny always dies."

Subarashi mutters under her breath.

Kayse adds, "And Goblyn too."

Speaking to Leafiara, Dinaden asks, "Lheren as well?"

Subarashi quietly says, "Better ways to test for that."

Leafiara nods in agreement at Kayse.

Leafiara nods in agreement at Dinaden.

Leafiara ponders.

Speaking bemusedly to Dinaden, Cruxophim remarks, "Happens to me, too, during sermons."

Leafiara thoughtfully notes, "And mentioned he didn't know what being a Deacon would require... or something to that effect."

Shinann gives a sidelong glance at Cruxophim.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Dinaden says, "Im certain."

Cruxophim sits down on an incurvated bone armchair and it shifts, the bones reshaping to accomodate his stature.

Cruxophim takes a drink from his blood wine.

Cruxophim looks rather relaxed.

Leafiara rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Subarashi nods once.

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "So why would Naimorai want a poison, then?"

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "And why give it to Irar, of all people, if so?"

Leafiara whispers to the group, "I haven't the faintest..."

Kayse whispers to the group, "We don't know if it's the actual poison."

Leafiara scratches her head.

Subarashi whispers to the group, "We don't know much at all."

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "Simple enough to test, drink it."

Shinann shifts her weight.

Speaking casually to her blackish silver vial, Kayse says, "To research."

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Chaoswynd whispers to the group, "He mentioned no cure, in reference to Goblyn. No salvation, in reference to Lheren, and no revelation, in reference to Naimorai."

Zosozpage whispers to the group, "You got me. I just thought it was going to be a boring prayer but I figured why not...."

Subarashi nods in agreement at Chaoswynd.

Leafiara nods at Chaoswynd.

(OOC) Kayse's player whispers to the group, ">drink my vial That most likely is not the best idea."

Cruxophim nods approvingly at Kayse.

Cruxophim offers Kayse a flute of cherry-apple blood wine.

Kayse accepts Cruxophim's blood wine.

Leafiara rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Kayse carefully pours a small amount of sparkling blue liquid from a blackish silver vial into a flute of cherry-apple blood wine.

Cruxophim nonchalantly suggests, "Maybe it would go down smoother with this."

Shinann says, "Blue."

Chaoswynd glances at Kayse.

Leafiara stares at nothing in particular.

Bernadette nods at Kayse.

Kayse takes a drink from her blood wine.

Subarashi whispers to the group, "I haven't made sense of it, but I'm not too familiar with Lheren. Just heard a thing or two. Apple fell far from the tree, I suppose."

Leafiara winces.

Dinaden says, "Hard to see him in that state, he is a good man."

(OOC) Kayse's player whispers to the group, "Well, the vial vanished."

(OOC) Cruxophim's player whispers to the group, "OR NOT."

Leafiara concernedly says, "I kind of hope that blood wine neutralized it..."

(OOC) Cruxophim's player whispers to the group, "VIAL CONSPIRACY!!!"

Kayse takes a drink from her blood wine.

Kayse suddenly seems to fall into a state of relaxation, a pleasant smile on her face as she lets out a contented sigh.

(OOC) Pukk's player whispers to the group, "I didn't steal it!"

Subarashi frowns.

Kayse slowly says, "I don't--"

Shinann looks thoughtfully at Kayse.

Kayse carefully looks herself over.

(OOC) Dinaden's player whispers to the group, "Thieves and liars all!"

Leafiara takes a moment to observe Kayse.

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "If someone doesn't put a vial in my hand in the next two seconds, I'm murdering everyone here!!"

Subarashi examines Kayse closely, sizing her up and taking note of all the details.

Chamorr heartily says, "Which is worse the wine or the blue stuff."

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "... just kidding."

A dreamy, euphoric expression comes over Kayse's visage as her eyes glaze over and her skin takes on a faint greenish tinge.

Cruxophim begins a careful examination of Kayse -- he takes her pulse, checks her temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

Pukk snaps his fingers.

Bernadette nods.

Zosozpage chuckles.

Pukk quietly says, "I was so looking forward to seeing that."

Bernadette looks around for something.

Kayse dreamily says, "There's two of each of you."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Actually, I was going to suggest handing it to you now..."

Bernadette rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Cruxophim absently muses, "Ithzir ...fluid, of some kind?"

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Kayse.

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "Bit late now."

Shinann nods at Cruxophim.

Cruxophim flashes Kayse a toothy grin.

Kayse's veins glow a dark green, nearly black, hue as her eyelids droop slightly and she gently, quietly slumps to the floor. Her body repeatedly twitches.

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Kayse.

Shinann blinks.

Cruxophim gazes with interest at Kayse.

Cruxophim pokes Kayse in the ribs.

Cruxophim pokes Kayse in the ribs.

Cruxophim pokes Kayse in the ribs.

Chaoswynd curiously asks, "Result?"

Zosozpage blinks.

Speaking quietly to Kayse, Pukk asks, "Sleepy?"

Subarashi quietly says, "We knew she drew some of Rodnay's-"

Shinann meditates over Kayse.

Nothing happens.

Subarashi sits down next to Kayse.

Leafiara slowly observes, "Well... not nearly as bad as what happened to Irar if he drank it too."

Kayse's twitching decreases to a subtle, but continuous, shiver, her eyes staring straight ahead and completely unseeing despite her rapturous expression. The blackish green glow suffusing her veins seems to leak out into the rest of her body.

Kayse drops dead at your feet!

Leafiara slowly says, "Or... not."

Dinaden says, "Or worse."

Speaking bemusedly to Kayse, Cruxophim observes, "I suppose we'll never know now."

Zosozpage asks, "What the?"

Shinann sighs.

Pukk quietly says, "Okay, dead tired...we get it."

Cruxophim begins a careful examination of Kayse -- he takes her pulse, checks her temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

Leafiara stares off into space.

Cruxophim bites Kayse!

Cruxophim meditates over Kayse.

Cruxophim takes Kayse's nervous system damage.

Shinann meditates over Kayse.

Nothing happens.

The ghostly voice of Kayse slowly says, "That was very odd."

Arnylon just came through a varnished modwir door.

Leafiara heavily says, "Well."

Chaoswynd glances at Kayse and folds his arms over his chest.

Dinaden shakes his head.

Subarashi says, "Burned out her nervous system."

Arnylon asks, "What happened?"

Speaking to Kayse, Chaoswynd asks, "What was it like, from your perspective?"

Leafiara nods grimly.

Speaking thoughtfully to Kayse, Cruxophim observes, "Interesting.. paralytic seizures."

Zosozpage says, "Blackish green glow."

Zosozpage ponders.

Arnylon asks, "Drank the vial?"

Cruxophim nods absently at Subarashi.

Pukk quietly says, "Crux said he was going to kill everybody and she died...."

Zosozpage says, "A drop."

The ghostly voice of Kayse weakly says, "It was euphoric. It felt like a dream."

Pukk appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Cruxophim waggles his fingers mystically at Pukk. How nice.

Pukk swoons.

Pukk sits up.

Zosozpage begins chuckling at Pukk!

Speaking to Kayse, Chaoswynd asks, "Anything else besides euphoria?"

(OOC) Subarashi's player whispers to the group, "Diagnose from 1 second before she died: "She is in perfect health." Heh."

Speaking affably to Kayse, Cruxophim jests, "So, typical night then."

Speaking to Kayse, Chaoswynd says, "Seemed to happen pretty quickly though."

Cruxophim begins a careful examination of Kayse -- he takes her pulse, checks her temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

Pukk stands up.

The ghostly voice of Kayse perplexedly remarks, "It was unlike any poison I have consumed before."

Leafiara remarks, "Like the opposite of the Long Suffering."

Speaking sagely to Leafiara, Cruxophim reports, "I detemine that she's dead."

(OOC) Pukk's player whispers to the group, "Just goes to show you, you didn't diagnose her right."

Speaking bemusedly to Leafiara, Cruxophim ventures, "The Short Suffering?"

The ghostly voice of Kayse dryly says, "Basically happiness killed me."

Pukk quietly asks, "The short suffering?"

Chaoswynd raises an eyebrow.

Leafiara replies, "The Short Euphoria."

Speaking playfully to Leafiara, Cruxophim jests, "So Rozy, then."

Cruxophim makes a purring sound.

Arnylon says, "Perhaps because you are not of Koar."

Leafiara pokes Cruxophim in the ribs.

The ghostly voice of Kayse mildly says, "There was no suffering."

Leafiara snickers.

Subarashi quietly asks, "Could it have been Rodnay's blood?"

Subarashi furrows her brow.

Shinann says, "I think yes."

Shinann shrugs.

Leafiara curiously asks, "Because it was blue?"

Speaking to Kayse, Chaoswynd asks, "I don't suppose in the brief time you were experiencing it, there happened to be any delusions from the euphoria? Or was it just a generalized, all encompassing happiness?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Subarashi says, "That and the source."

Shinann says, "Mostly."

Leafiara ponders.

Shinann nods at Subarashi.

Speaking calmly to Kayse, Cruxophim reports, "She died of anaphylactic shock, more commonly known as..."

Speaking grimly to Leafiara, Cruxophim concludes, "...allergies."

Subarashi says, "Rodnay claims he was bled by Naimorai, specifically."

Cruxophim wryly corrects, "I'm kidding."

Pukk quietly says, "I hope you all figure out what is killing everybody! I am heading out and getting some sleep. Remember no more dying....unless I'm here to make fun of you all."

Speaking thoughtfully to Subarashi, Leafiara says, "Because Rodnay said Naimorai and--"

Pukk waves.

Chaoswynd begins chuckling at Cruxophim!

Leafiara says, "Right."

Leafiara nods at Subarashi.

Bernadette nods.

Subarashi nods in agreement to Leafiara.

Speaking to Chaoswynd, the ghostly voice of Kayse says, "I was not afraid of dying. I saw it coming. I felt welcomed and it felt like someplace I needed and wanted to be."

(OOC) Cruxophim's player whispers to the group, "It's never lupus."

Subarashi furrows her brow.

The ghostly voice of Kayse darkly says, "Someplace I never wanted to leave."

Chamorr heartily says, "Night folks."

Bernadette nods.

Speaking to Kayse, Chaoswynd says, "All things considered, doesn't sound like a half bad way to go. Comparatively."

Leafiara notes, "Well, that sounds kind of like Caligos Isle, but I'm sure that's only coincidence."

Leafiara ponders.

Subarashi nods slowly.

Speaking to Kayse, Chaoswynd asks, "Did you happen to notice any unusual flavor in the wine after you added the vial?"

Leafiara absently says, "Rodnay... that's like how he seems torn and keeps accidentally thinking the Ithzir home is his."

Speaking flatly to Chaoswynd, the ghostly voice of Kayse says, "I mean, it was blood wine."

Chaoswynd amusedly says, "Aside from that, of course."

Chamorr heartily says, "Night landin."

Zosozpage says, "Only a drop so that'd be hard to discern I'd think."

The ghostly voice of Kayse lightly says, "Besides metallic tasting, no."

Speaking to Kayse, Chaoswynd says, "Shame you didn't use it on the water then. Still, perhaps it was flavorless as well."

Speaking absently to Kayse, Cruxophim speculates, "Paralytic, seems to be some extremely mild damage to the spinal column but such is imminantly correctable. Curious the effects on cerebellum, however. You said you felt.. happy?"

Cruxophim peers quizzically at Kayse.

Speaking optimistically to Kayse, Leafiara asks, "Hopefully the liquid's diluted enough that you won't die again... so would you like to be brought back now?"

Leafiara glance sappraisingly at Kayse.


Irar Snaps Out Of It. Again. Maybe.

Irar just came through a varnished modwir door.

Speaking dreamily to Cruxophim, the ghostly voice of Kayse says, "Extremely."

Leafiara nods to Irar in greeting.

Irar gags.

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Speaking to Irar, Dinaden says, "Welcome back Deacon."

Subarashi blinks at Irar.

Subarashi looks at Irar with concern.

Speaking seriously to Irar, Leafiara states, "Truly, my friend, you don't seem well tonight..."

Leafiara gently rests her hand on Irar's shoulder.

Speaking quickly to Irar, Cruxophim explains, "I need a sample taster."

Irar says, "What..."

Zosozpage says, "Well, The wine should still hold the poison and be tested."

Speaking sagaciously to Irar, Cruxophim explains, "For my cooking."

Cruxophim tosses a knowing glance toward Irar, taps his nose, and then points at him.

Irar asks, "Where is the vial?"

Chaoswynd raises an eyebrow.

Leafiara cocks her head at Irar.

Chaoswynd absently says, "Now he remembers the vial. Curious."

Cruxophim peers quizzically at Irar.

Speaking to Irar, Shinann says, "Gone."

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "I'm not sure why anyone thought that would work."

Cruxophim chuckles.

Speaking to Irar, Zosozpage says, "You gave the vial to Leafiara."

Leafiara seriously says, "There is no--"

Leafiara groans at Zosozpage.

The ghostly voice of Kayse casually asks, "Do I get to stay dead all evening?"

Cruxophim surreptitiously glances at Leafiara.

Speaking gently to Kayse, Leafiara says, "I did ask if you wanted to live again... but I do know it's noisy."

Leafiara laughs softly, trying to hide her amusement.

Speaking to Kayse, Chaoswynd asks, "Doesn't feel quite so welcoming anymore?"

Speaking kindly to Leafiara, Cruxophim reports, "She should be good, can you get her up? Please."

Cruxophim bites Kayse!

Speaking regretfully to Irar, Leafiara says, "I perhaps misplaced it."

The ghostly voice of Kayse flatly says, "No, I snapped out of that."

Subarashi chuckles.

Leafiara nods understandingly at Kayse.

Speaking to Leafiara, the ghostly voice of Kayse says, "Yes, please."

Irar asks, "How long have I been walking tonight?"

Leafiara grins at Kayse.

Speaking amusedly to Irar, Leafiara says, "Well, it's not as if you're being spied on."

Leafiara ponders.

Dinaden says, "A long time...crawling some as well."

Leafiara adds, "Probably. Never know."

Speaking to Irar, Chaoswynd says, "Walking? Not too long. Other forms of ambulatory movement? A bit longer."

Speaking curiously to Irar, Cruxophim ventures, "Walking? How would I know?"

Irar says, "I was at my church."

(raising)

Cruxophim dusts Kayse off.

Cruxophim's eyes cloud over with dark shadows as he prepares a spell...

Cruxophim gestures at Kayse.

Kayse springs upright with amazing agility!

Kayse looks more energetic.

Kayse wobbles, looking a bit faint.

Leafiara hoots.

Kayse dazedly says, "Thank you."

Leafiara brightly says, "Excellent... seems the liquid diluted and you're fine now."

Kayse glances appraisingly at a flute of Jantalarian wine on an oak bar.

Irar asks, "Why are you all looking at me like this?"

Speaking concernedly to Irar, Cruxophim inquires, "Are you feeling quite alright?"

Irar glances at Cruxophim.

Shinann says, "Keep that wine."

Irar glances at Leafiara.

Shinann asks, "Is it empty?"

Kayse put a flute of cherry-apple blood wine in her oval vanity case.

Irar squints at Shinann.

Kayse looks over at Shinann and shakes her head.

Speaking gently to Irar, Cruxophim explains, "You have a trail of blood behind you."

Speaking to Irar, Leafiara asks, "Aside from how you've been coughing all evening?"

Shinann nods at Kayse.

Speaking teasingly to Irar, Kayse whispers aloud, "She's a lush. Don't tell anyone."

Leafiara grins crookedly at Irar.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Irar asks, "Blood?"

Kayse gives a sidelong glance at Shinann.

Cruxophim nods slowly at Irar.

Subarashi looks thoughtfully at Irar.

Speaking to Leafiara, Irar asks, "Coughing?"

Cruxophim gazes thoughtfully at a varnished modwir door.

Speaking quietly to herself, Leafiara asks, "What in Elanthia is a lush?"

Bernadette whispers to the group, "My apologies I must head off pleasant eve to all."

Shinann rocks back on her heels.

Speaking to Leafiara, Chaoswynd says, "The opposite of you."

Bernadette bows.

Leafiara peers quizzically at Chaoswynd.

Speaking to Irar, Subarashi asks, "Do you remember holding a prayer to Koar in the park earlier?"

Bernadette just went through a varnished modwir door.

Cruxophim snickers at Chaoswynd.

Chaoswynd chuckles to himself.

Cruxophim yells, "NIGHT!!"

Speaking simply to Irar, Leafiara says, "Yes, you were coughing just as you came in the door..."

Leafiara pokes Irar in the ribs.

Speaking confusedly to Leafiara, Cruxophim mouths, "Door?"

Speaking to Subarashi, Irar says, "Of course. I hold a prayer to Koar there almost every night."

Cruxophim's face breaks into a cheeky grin.

Subarashi nods at Irar.

Speaking concernedly to Irar, Leafiara asks, "Do you like roa'ters?"

(Kayse leans against the oak bar supporting her weight, her wings falling to her sides weakly.)

Cruxophim stands up.

Chaoswynd raises an eyebrow in Leafiara's direction.

Leafiara points at a varnished modwir door.

Leafiara nods at Cruxophim.

Speaking to Leafiara, Irar exclaims, "I love roa'ters!"

Cruxophim rubs Kayse gently.

Subarashi asks, "Do you remember collapsing halfway through?"

Leafiara grins at Irar.

Subarashi smiles at Irar.

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Well, at least he remembers that."

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "I'm surprised he remembers what a door is."

Dinaden shakes his head.

Cruxophim glances appraisingly at Irar.

Speaking to Subarashi, Irar says, "Collapsing."

Subarashi nods once at Irar.

Speaking to Irar, Chaoswynd asks, "You mentioned something about a vial when you came in, did you lose something?"

Irar squints at Chaoswynd.

Speaking pleasantly to Irar, Leafiara says, "Hopefully not."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Irar asks, "A vial?"

Speaking bemusedly to himself, Cruxophim mutters, "I could get used to this."

Cruxophim chuckles.

Chaoswynd slowly empties his lungs.

Cruxophim sits down on an incurvated bone armchair and it shifts, the bones reshaping to accomodate his stature.

Cruxophim steeples his fingers in his lap, quietly observing his surroundings.

Irar glances at his spidersilk cloak.

Chaoswynd absently says, "This could get tiresome."

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Dinaden says, "I think we left that behind us some time ago."

Speaking seriously to Irar, Cruxophim begins, "Deacon..."

Leafiara takes a moment to observe Cruxophim.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Irar asks, "Mayor?"

Irar coughs.

Kayse lightly observes, "I kind of want more wine."

Kayse examines her fingernails.

Leafiara notes, "Always lots on the bar."

Shinann says, "Not that glass."

Leafiara pours herself a wide glass of cold water.

Leafiara takes a drink from her cold water.

Kayse squints at Shinann.

Leafiara offers Irar a wide glass of cold water.

Shinann says, "Oh."

Irar accepts Leafiara's cold water.

Leafiara grins at Irar.

Irar traces a simple symbol as he reverently calls upon the power of his patron...

Irar gestures at a wide glass of cold water.

Silvery tendrils rise up and wreathe their way around Irar's cold water. As they continue to swirl, you notice some of the water's blemishes completely disappear.

Irar takes a drink from his cold water.

Speaking seriously to Irar, Cruxophim warns, "I know your word is your bond, but I'm invoking the right to subpoena you for truthful answers. Any failure to disclose truthful information will result in imprisonment and charges of treason."

Cruxophim gazes at Irar.

Subarashi blinks at Cruxophim.

Chaoswynd glances at Cruxophim.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Irar asks, "Subpoena me?"

Leafiara stares into space, appearing to ponder multiple possibilities and potential nuances.

Leafiara blinks.

Speaking nonchalantly to Irar, Cruxophim muses, "Nah, I'm just kidding. Are you feeling better?"

Cruxophim peers quizzically at Irar.

Kayse hiccups!

Speaking to Cruxophim, Irar asks, "About what?"

Dinaden says, "A bit heavy handed..."

Zosozpage chuckles.

Dinaden shakes his head.

Cruxophim flashes a quick grin at Irar.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Irar says, "You're free to do so! I've nothing to hide."

Irar smiles.

Chaoswynd folds his arms over his chest.

Leafiara scratches her head.

Kayse begins to twitch her wings.

Speaking vaguely to Irar, Cruxophim answers, "You know, things and stuff."

Chaoswynd can offer Cruxophim only a blank expression.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Irar says, "If you'd like to have a sermon, I'm always willing."

Speaking curiously to Irar, Cruxophim wonders, "How do you feel about vials and guilt?"

Cruxophim peers quizzically at Irar.

Leafiara glances skeptically between Cruxophim and Irar.

Irar asks, "Why are you all looking at me like this?"

Irar glances at Kayse.

Cruxophim wryly mutters, "Good ol' Koarian guilt."

Subarashi ponders, "Vows and duty."

Kayse blinks at Irar.

Speaking to Dinaden, Irar asks, "You most of all?"

Speaking airily to Irar, Leafiara says, "Just Crux being odd as usual."

Speaking confusedly to Irar, Kayse says, "I'm not looking at anyone."

Irar asks, "Did I do something wrong?"

Leafiara simply adds, "And most of us have had a very long week at the Festival."

Speaking dryly to Leafiara, Cruxophim deadpans, "Yes. Crux being odd."

Leafiara nods once at Irar.

Speaking to Shinann, Kayse whispers aloud, "Am I staring?"

Leafiara nods eagerly at Cruxophim.

Speaking to Irar, Dinaden says, "I am simply here as a friend Deacon."

(Kayse rapidly blinks her eyes.)

Irar squints.

Kayse cocks her head at Shinann.

Irar says, "I'm not stupid."

Shinann looks over at Kayse and shakes her head.

Shinann says, "No more than me."

Speaking fondly to Cruxophim, Leafiara enthuses, "It is your very best quality as far as I'm concerned."

Irar says, "I can tell when you're all acting funy."

Speaking calmly to Irar, Cruxophim wonders, "So you had a conversation with Naimorai, yes?"

Irar asks, "Did the Church send in an official I didn't hear about?"

Cruxophim peers quizzically at Irar.

Speaking nonchalantly to Irar, Leafiara says, "No, no, I would have told you at once if they did."

Leafiara says, "Probably everyone in town would have."

Leafiara starts chortling.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Irar says, "Lady Naimorai? Haven't seen her since the capital."

Irar squints at Leafiara.

Leafiara grins at Irar.

Irar glances at Dinaden.

Shinann nods slowly.

Speaking slowly to Irar, Cruxophim inquires, "Did she give you anything?"

Kayse wrinkles her nose.

Speaking curiously to Irar, Leafiara asks, "But... did -you- hear something? Perhaps about Lheren?"

Leafiara cocks her head at Irar.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Irar says, "She gave me a vial, you all know that."

Leafiara casually says, "You've been wanting to see him for so long, after all."

Chaoswynd raises an eyebrow.

Leafiara smiles at Irar.

Speaking slowly to Irar, Cruxophim continues, "And... where's the vial now?"

Cruxophim pours himself a flute of cherry-apple blood wine.

Cruxophim offers Kayse a flute of cherry-apple blood wine.

Zosozpage whispers to the group, "I so want to say vial, what vial?"

Irar glances at his spidersilk cloak.

Speaking casually to Cruxophim, Kayse says, "Not that wine."

Cruxophim shrugs at Kayse.

Irar asks, "Who took it from me?"

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Irar.

Cruxophim takes a drink from his blood wine.

Cruxophim takes a drink from his blood wine.

Cruxophim looks rather relaxed.

Irar says, "It was in my cloak.."

Subarashi calmly says, "You gave it away, shortly after collapsing."

Irar sighs.

Zosozpage rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Speaking gently to Irar, Leafiara suggests, "Maybe retrace your steps in case you lost--"

Irar says, "I suppose you had your reasons."

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Cruxophim looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Speaking to Irar, Chaoswynd asks, "Do you happen to know what said vial was for? Perhaps why it was given to you?"

Speaking carefully to Irar, Cruxophim clarifies, "For what?"

Speaking honestly to Irar, Leafiara says, "Oh, fine. You gave it to me while in a stupor."

Leafiara grins crookedly at Irar.

Leafiara whispers to the group, "At this point it seems like he's barely listening... I'm curious if he'll even perk up hearing that."

Irar stares at Leafiara.

Speaking to Leafiara, Irar says, "I suppose it's yours then."

Speaking mischievously to Irar, Leafiara says, "What? Ya did."

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "I think he picked up on it."

Chaoswynd whispers to the group, "I think you can add disjointed thinking to the list."

Kayse casually glances around the room.

Leafiara whispers to the group, "Exactly, Cay."

Speaking amusedly to Irar, Cruxophim concludes, "Must not have been very important then."

Cruxophim looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Kayse whispers to the group, "What ever he had--was not the same as what I had--I'm assuming."

Cruxophim nods faintly at Chaoswynd.

Irar asks, "I've done something ridiculous, haven't I?"

Irar squints at Cruxophim.

Speaking bemusedly to Irar, Leafiara says, "More than a few things, but it's alright. We all have drunken nights."

Irar gags.

Kayse lightly mutters, "Nothing more than the rest of us."

Leafiara gently rests her hand on Irar's shoulder.

Subarashi whispers to the group, "Cruel to lie about it. And possibly dangerous, if we care at all about his health, mental or otherwise."

Kayse begins to twitch her wings.

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "Personality shifts, labile emotive affectation, paranoia..."

Chaoswynd nods at Cruxophim.

Irar says, "I'm not feeling well... But I trust you all."

Speaking smoothly to Irar, Cruxophim protests, "Surely not!"

Subarashi nods slowly at Irar.

Speaking gently to Irar, Cruxophim assures, "I'm sure it's fine."

Chaoswynd whispers to the group, "And an odd willingness to accept the loss of that vial."

Cruxophim rubs Irar tenderly.

Cruxophim offers Irar a flute of cherry-apple blood wine.

Leafiara whispers to the group, "My concern is what happens if Naimorai finds out he no longer has it."

Irar says, "My head hurts and the vial is gone."

Kayse whispers to the group, "Maybe we should tell him I drank it. He said he could violate his vow if someone was in danger."

Speaking gently to Irar, Cruxophim suggests, "Have some wine."

Irar declines Cruxophim's offer.

Leafiara whispers to the group, "I wouldn't lie to one of my best friends if I thought something less than his life was at stake."

Chaoswynd whispers to the group, "That sounds like an option Kayse."

Speaking to Irar, Subarashi says, "We're not sure why, but you collapsed all of a sudden during the service. Before passing out at the altar, you mentioned drinking something."

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "Ooooh, are we putting someone in danger?"

Kayse stares at Cruxophim.

Irar glances at Subarashi.

Speaking to Irar, Subarashi says, "That must have happened before the service."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "I think he's in danger regardless."

Speaking to Subarashi, Irar says, "That is concerning."

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "By the way, Kayse, and forgive me if this seems forward... but would you mind if I check something?"

Subarashi says, "You claimed a woman gave you something. Seemed to think it was whisky at the time, but..."

Kayse gives a sidelong glance at Cruxophim.

Subarashi slowly empties her lungs.

Cruxophim takes a drink from his blood wine.

Cruxophim takes a drink from his blood wine.

Cruxophim takes a drink from his blood wine.

Cruxophim takes a drink from his blood wine.

Cruxophim looks rather relaxed.

Subarashi says, "You were raving, a bit."

Kayse whispers to the group, "...what?"

Irar sighs.

Leafiara whispers to the group, "See... he doesn't seem to be retaining that we've just said he gave me the vial."

Irar says, "I don't feel well."

Leafiara nods grimly at Irar.

Zosozpage says, "Coughing, gagging, rolling on the ground."

Subarashi nods in agreement.

Subarashi looks at Irar with concern.

(OOC) Kayse's player whispers to the group, "Also it said it had a few doses left. I wouldn't have poured it into the wine if I knew it was going to vanish! Sorry guys! ;(."

Irar asks, "Where is the vial?"

Speaking to Irar, Chaoswynd asks, "Tell me, Deacon, how fares your flock these days?"

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "No worries!"

(OOC) Cruxophim's player whispers to the group, "It happens, no worries... heh."

Cruxophim stands up.

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Irar says, "Small and struggling."

Irar frowns.

Chaoswynd rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Kayse carefully looks herself over.

Irar asks, "I gave it up, didn't I?"

Shinann gazes thoughtfully at a large detailed map.

Cruxophim begins a careful examination of Kayse -- he takes her pulse, checks her temperature, and checks for broken bones or any other ailments.

Subarashi nods at Irar.

Speaking slowly to Irar, Leafiara says, "I just said so, yes..."

Kayse furtively glances at Cruxophim.

Irar sighs.

Speaking hesitantly to Cruxophim, Kayse asks, "What did you want to do?"

Cruxophim whispers something to Kayse.

Speaking quickly to Cruxophim, Kayse says, "Check what? And no taking blood."

Speaking politely to Kayse, Cruxophim warns, "It might be a slightly invasive procedure."

Shinann agrees with Kayse.

Kayse takes a few steps back.

Cruxophim slips a hand to his ankle, deftly retrieving a jagged blood marble dagger.

Speaking lightly to Irar, Leafiara says, "I know I joked about you being a golem, but I wouldn't joke about you giving me the vial. I would lie about it, maybe, but nobody here would let me get away with it."

Leafiara flashes a quick grin at Irar.

Shinann says, "No blood."

Chaoswynd whispers to the group, "Is this going to require a privacy curtain?"

Kayse stares at Cruxophim.

Cruxophim gives Kayse a strong, encouraging smile.

Irar gags.

Speaking gently to Kayse, Cruxophim warns, "This may hurt a little."

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Irar says, "Don't drink it."

Speaking firmly to Cruxophim, Kayse asks, "What is the scientific reason for doing this?"

Speaking to Irar, Chaoswynd asks, "Oh? Why not?"

Kayse glances over her shoulder at Irar.

Kayse walks toward Irar.

Speaking curiously to Irar, Kayse asks, "Why?"

Leafiara glances expectantly at Irar.

Cruxophim states, "Examination."

Cruxophim whispers something to Kayse.

Irar says, "I don't know."

Zosozpage whispers to the group, "Perhaps he knows what it is, was supposed to give it to you Leafiara but drank it himself so you wouldn't be able to."

Kayse looks over at Cruxophim and shakes her head.

Speaking to Irar, Chaoswynd asks, "Still, you're fairly certain it would be a bad idea to drink it?"

Cruxophim rolls his eyes.

Speaking to Chaoswynd, Irar asks, "Are you a champion of Koar?"

Speaking to Irar, Chaoswynd says, "I champion no one."

Kayse whispers to the group, "I am the one who drank it."

Leafiara raises an eyebrow.

Speaking to Irar, Shinann asks, "It was blood, was it not?"

Zosozpage whispers to the group, "Ya but it wasn't full. I don't know I'm tired too! lol."

Leafiara whispers to the group, "He might have drank a small bit of it, though... but it's hard to say."

Momentarily revealing the small dark ankle sheath hidden at his ankle, Cruxophim deftly sheathes his blood marble dagger, concealing both it and the sheath once more.

Leafiara nods at Zosozpage.

Speaking to Shinann, Irar asks, "How should I know?"

Leafiara peers quizzically at Irar.

Speaking simply to Irar, Leafiara says, "Because it was in your hands."

Speaking coldly to Kayse, Cruxophim concludes, "As you please. This is why orphans develop strange maladies, because no one cares about scientific pursuit."

Speaking to Leafiara, Irar says, "You are assuming I know what I held."

Cruxophim mockingly whines, "Oh, I NEED that spleen!"

Chaoswynd stares at Cruxophim.

Kayse rolls her eyes at Cruxophim.

Cruxophim gazes heavenward.

Cruxophim looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Irar tried to hold your hand, but you are a member of Cruxophim's group. Click JOIN Irar to join Irar.

Speaking to Irar, Chaoswynd asks, "Perhaps we should back up a bit. Do you know why you were given the vial?"

Speaking dubiously to Irar, Cruxophim inquires, "You've really no idea?"

Speaking sincerely to Cruxophim, Leafiara says, "You seem a little cranky tonight, but I will explain myself later. I do apologize for earlier."

[Leafiara joins Irar's group and he immediately takes off with her... end night. I do assume more happened back in the mayor's office, including Kayse dying again not too long afterward.]