Keeping Up with the Kestrels - 5117-11-11 - Dennet and the Landing... United

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Eoantos 11-12, 5117

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Summary

  • Dennet assures that his mind is still protected, but the crack in his Ithzir ring means its magic won't hold forever.
  • Dennet asks about what Reannah said before she collapsed; the group fills him in and responds as follows:
    • Apparent confusion and/or concern about her speaking Tehir, as he claims she doesn't know it
    • Didn't seem to know what three were chosen or for what
    • Smiled after hearing that Reannah didn't want her memories erased, saying that he'd fought with her recently and she had wanted her memories of him erased
    • Briefly tensed up after hearing that Reannah was talking about Naimorai's sins
    • Dismissed Reannah's apology to Hapenlok as pity
    • Said, after hearing from Desreth that it seemed like Reannah's old memories were bubbling up, that he hoped they never returned
    • Said he'd "sacrifice your world to the dark gods" to save Reannah
  • Cruxophim offered temporary wardings to help with Reannah's mental instability in the interim while preparing her final treatment; Dennet agreed.
  • Dennet mentions that in the Bleaklands was not his first time handling the power of the Talon, but he hopes it was his last.
  • Dennet briefly lays out the plans for the last step of the cure, next Feastday: he'll need assistance infusing the pylon pillars with the new plinite, explaining there might be some magical side effects until the process is complete.
  • Dennet says that after the next steps of the cure (yes, plural), he'll look to the group gathered there to decide the fate of the Talon and to ensure that Quinshon is "handled and dead."


Log

Straight to Sanctuary

[Town Square, East]

Here in the center of a broad plaza near the commercial area of the bazaar stands the impressive facade of the slate-roofed Moot Hall, where the citizens of Wehnimer's Landing hold various official, religious and social functions. Facing the square are some of the town's more prosperous shops, still doing business with the many customers who still frequent the streets at night.

[the group is waiting, having told Dennet they'd be in front of Moot Hall, when suddenly...]

The ground slowly opens and swallows Darconas and he vanishes below!

[several dozen others]

The ground slowly opens beneath you, and the very earth shifts as it lowers you into darkness. Moments later you find yourself elsewhere.

[Outpost, Plinite Cavern]

The earthen walls are uneven and jagged, marred by hundreds of tiny circular fissures. Bursting forth from many of these small crevices are clusters of glowing plinite, each formation providing a myriad of colors from blue, to yellow, to red and green. The luminescent lights from the plinite shards cast a vibrant yet hypnotic pattern along the smooth stone ground. You also see some huge black mein golems.

Cryheart fades into view, appearing very disoriented.

Dennet smiles.

You approvingly say, "Nice to be careful."

You nod approvingly at Dennet.

Dennet nods to you.

Dennet says, "Not much time, I'm afraid. I've been able to keep my meals down today."

Dennet says, "A vast improvement. I will be retiring for the night soon."

Dennet says, "But wished to make contact."

Dennet touches the left side of his face, his fingers tracing the rows of wrinkles.

J>look dennet

You see Grand Magister Dennet Kestrel the Arcanist of the Hall of Mages.

He appears to be a Human.

He is tall. He appears to be middle-aged. He has mismatched brown and blue eyes and tanned skin. He has shoulder-length, silken greyish-brown hair tied back in a sleek ponytail. He has a narrow face, a classical nose and a number of wrinkles along the left side of his face. Pale archaic tattoos spiral around his forearms.

He is in good shape.

He is wearing a lustrous two-headed golden hawk talisman, a dark blue harness with a carved onyx staff secured to it, a woven black spidersilk pack, some hooded deep blue robes, a cracked obsidian ring etched with a tiny twelve-pointed golden star, a gold-threaded black tool pouch, and a pair of sturdy black boots.

Speaking to Dennet, Elementz says, "You weren't infected by another were you? Mind controlled or read? We were worried when your ring broke. I'd like to know."

Dennet says, "The ring has cracked."

Dennet says, "The magic holds, but it will not forever."

Speaking carefully to Dennet, Cruxophim inquires, "And what purpose does the ring serve, precisely?"

Madmountan says, "Pretty sure it keeps Quinshon from mucking with his mind, at any rate."

Dennet says, "I am a master of wards. I've a series of them on my own mind, years ago."

Dennet says, "I even placed some on my family shortly after arriving here."

Dennet says, "During the six weeks I made Rowmi agree not to connect with my family."

Speaking dryly to Dennet, Kayse says, "Those didn't work so well to begin with."

Dennet nods at Kayse.

Kayse nods slowly at Dennet.

Dennet says, "The ring, is an Ithzir artifact, it is far more powerful than any wards I have learned."

Dennet says, "Powerful enough to block Quinshon and Rodnay."

Dennet says, "Surely you understand my motive to do so against both."

Speaking simply to Dennet, Kayse asks, "Why work so closely with someone you can't trust?"

Dennet says, "There is no time to find a new one, or even try to repair this one."

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra says, "You'll need to finish what you've started before it breaks altogether."

Dennet grins at Kayse.

Dennet asks, "Are you asking me, or yourself?"

Dennet peers quizzically at Kayse.

Speaking wryly to Dennet, Kayse says, "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."

Dennet nods at Ysharra.

Dennet says, "That brings about my next question."

Dennet says, "So, lastly, rest assured, my mind is my own. The ring holds for now."


Dennet's Inquiries About Reannah

Dennet says, "Sir Thadston informed me of my wife's collapse."

Dennet says, "There is word that...she spoke some things, during her suffering."

Speaking regretfully to Dennet, Cruxophim inquires, "I do hope she is recovering?"

Dennet says, "She is resting. She has been mostly asleep since last night."

Dennet says, "She is not doing well though."

Dennet says, "We are running out of time."

Dennet says, "I need to know what she said last evening."

Speaking to Dennet, Desreth says, "She spoke some Tehir. That was interesting."

Dennet asks, "She spoke Tehir?"

Desreth nods at Dennet.

Ulkov says, "Once."

Ysharra says, "She also asked someone why those three were chosen."

Desreth says, "What was it..."

You interject, "Well, two words of it, at least."

Dennet says, "She doesn't know any..."

Dennet rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Dennet nods.

Dennet asks, "Excuse me?"

Lylia clarifies, "What sounded like Tehir, at least to those who speak it. I do not."

Dennet peers quizzically at Ysharra.

Lylia looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.

Ysharra nods at Dennet.

Speaking to Dennet, Osloe says, "Well it sure sounded like Tehir."

Cryheart says, "At the end, she confused me for her father."

Dennet asks, "What precisely did she say?"

Dennet peers quizzically at Ysharra.

Ysharra says, "I believe that was the extent of it. She asked someone who wasn't there why they were chosen."

Ysharra nods at Dennet.

Dennet says, "I see."

Dennet says, "Thank you."

Dennet asks, "What did she speak in Tehir?"

Dennet glances at Raelee.

Evia says, "No, there was a bit more, she muttered something like, "save me..Dennet"."

Lylia says, "Even in her mental wandering, she expressed concern for her children, too."

Speaking to Dennet, Goldstr says, "She was mostly sorry fer much."

You quickly continue, "Aside from that, she wondered if Cyph will like his new life, wanted you to hurry and save her, mistook Sir Cryheart for her father..."

You agree, "Yes, and was concerned about Naimorai's trouble sleeping."

Zosozpage says, "She mentioned something about sins."

Desreth says, "Vobriqi yafi."

Ysharra says, "She said that you might never amount to anything in the Hall again, after, but that you should save her."

Evia says, "Yes, Naimorai."

Evia nods.

Ysharra nods at Dennet.

Dennet says, "What does Vobriqi yafi...."

Dennet glances at Raelee.

Speaking to Desreth, Subarashi corrects, "Rafir, wasn't it?"

Dennet clenches his jaw.

You nod at Subarashi.

Desreth nods at Subarashi.

Dennet quietly says, "I see...."

Cryheart says, "No idea."

Cryheart nods at Dennet.

Speaking calmly to Dennet, Cruxophim states, "Farewell, love.... I believe. Or something close to it."

Kipa asks, "Didn't she say something about she changed her mind and didn't want to forget?"

Desreth says, "I don't speak it, but I've been told it mean 'Farewell love' or perhaps lover."

Ulkov nods at Kipa.

Dalabrac nods at Desreth.

Dennet glances at Kipa.

Speaking to Kipa, Goldstr says, "Loke donna erase."

Dennet says, "Please elaborate Kipa."

Speaking absently to Kipa, Cruxophim wonders, "Did she? I must confess, it seemed all very feverish to me, I was a bit busy trying to keep her stable."

Elementz says, "I thought it seemed like someone was in her mind."

Dalabrac says, "To be honest it was all a bunch of...gibberish."

Speaking to Dennet, Kipa says, "Something about not wanting to forget you I think."

Goldstr nods at Kipa.

Speaking to Dennet, Desreth says, "That's the thing, most of what she said she couldn't recall saying it moments later."

You calmly explain, "Well, she was saying she didn't want a 'you' to be erased and wanted to remember that person no matter what."

Dalabrac says, "Was more worried about whether or not she would collapse than really understanding what she was saying."

You point at Desreth.

Dennet asks, "What exactly did she say in that regard?"

Speaking to Desreth, you agree, "Also true."

Dennet peers quizzically at Kipa.

Speaking absently to Elementz, Cruxophim disagrees, "Not necessarily. Delirium procses such effects."

Goldstr nods to you.

Dennet nods to you.

Elementz nods at Cruxophim.

Ysharra says, "She also had a conversation with her father on the roof of the Bathhouse a few nights ago."

Lylia says, "It is hard to tell what she saw. She mistook Sir Cryheart for her father and wanted to be tucked in with a story."

You nod at Ysharra.

Ysharra says, "Prior to that evening."

You nod at Lylia.

Osloe nods at Ysharra.

Mynon frowns.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Elementz says, "But she doesn't know Tehir, sort of reinforces my idea."

Speaking to Dennet, Hapenlok interjects, "...and one more thing....she offered me what seemed to be a personal apology. said that ...'it' wasn't kind what was done to me. and she placed her hand upon my shoulder."

Speaking to Ysharra, Osloe says, "I remember that."

Dennet seems to smile for a brief moment, a real, true, genuine smile, unlike any of his other grins you have seen. But it passes quickly, and he tenses his jaw.

Speaking to Dennet, Kipa says, "I don't remember anything more than that really."

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra says, "She said that her mother never wanted her to go."

Dennet says, "We fought not long ago."

Speaking slowly to Elementz, Cruxophim disagrees, "Not necessarily. The facsimile of truth is not necessarily a lack of control."

Speaking to Dennet, Ulkov says, "She was speakin to someone. And said she changed her mind, that "she wants to remember you"."

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra says, "But her father wanted better for her."

Dennet says, "She demanded I erase myself from her memories."

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra says, "I'm guessing he hoped that would be you."

Speaking to Dennet, Dalabrac asks, "Recently?"

Speaking comfortingly to Dennet, Desreth says, "Oh...I'm sorry."

Speaking gently to Dennet, you assure, "Only because of her delirium and pain, I'm sure."

Speaking to Dennet, Kipa says, "I would say all is forgiven."

Dennet starts chuckling at you!

Dennet says, "No, but thank you."

Speaking optimistically to Dennet, you say, "It's good that she's turned around."

Speaking to Dennet, Goldstr says, "Ahhh dars wha she said Nea eraae now."

Arnylon says, "Or perhaps she doesn't wish someone else to enter her mind with things that she hoped would not be garnered by a persual within."

Speaking to Dennet, Osloe says, "She speaks highly of you and trusts you."

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra asks, "Is it forgiven, you think?"

You nod at Osloe.

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra says, "She also wants her mother back."

Osloe agrees with Ysharra.

Hapenlok stares at Dennet.

Osloe says, "Yes, she needs her mother."

Cryheart says, "She needs all the comfort now."

Dennet says, "I will do what is necessary to return her mother."

Cryheart nods at Dennet.

Dennet says, "Perhaps the Judge will weigh in within a day or two."

Zosozpage asks, "She mentioned something about forgiving her sins?"

Dennet says, "Her mother always brought her comfort, regardless of my feelings for the old bat."

Speaking to Zosozpage, you clarify, "Her being Naimorai's."

You nod.

Zosozpage says, "Ahh."

Zosozpage nods to you.

You distantly say, "Whatever that means."

Dennet peers quizzically at Zosozpage.

Dennet says, "Sins? My Reannah is flawless."

Dennet says, "Save for picking me..."

Dennet chuckles.

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra says, "You might repair some of Reannah's spirits by allowing her mother to return."

Evia says, "She meant the daughter in that instance, as I recall."

Speaking to Dennet, Dalabrac says, "The conscious of one who is nearing the end."

You nod at Evia.

Speaking absently to Dennet, Cruxophim muses, "Well, at least you've got a sense of humor about it."

Dennet says, "Oh."

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra says, "And swallow your pride when Drandea insults you as she will."

Speaking to Dennet, Zosozpage says, "Leafiara clarified that statement."

Dennet looks tense for a moment.

Speaking to Dennet, Hapenlok repeats, "She offered what seemed to be a personal apology to me. Saying that 'it' was very cruel, what was done to me. And then she placed her hand on my shoulder."

Dennet says, "Vobriqi yafi..."

Dennet shakes his head.

Dennet says, "I heard you."

Dennet nods at Hapenlok.

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra asks, "Does that have any special meaning that you knew of before?"

Subarashi corrects, "Rafir."

Speaking monotonously to Dennet, Cruxophim suggests, "...could mean a lot of things."

Speaking to Dennet, Hapenlok says, "Sorry. I'm small. My voice doesn't carry in caverns."

Hapenlok grins wickedly.

Kipa says, "She wasn't saying goodbye by what I heard."

Dennet says, "Perhaps she was inclined to pity your small height and large mouth."

Dennet nods at Hapenlok.

Kipa says, "She wants to live."

Speaking to Hapenlok, Evia says, "Try the stag's head echo chamber."

Dennet says, "An unhealthy way to live."

Hapenlok stares at Dennet.

You casually opine, "If it really does mean 'farewell, love,' those are two of the words I'd want to learn if I was learning a new language."

Dennet grins at you.

You add, "And 'hi' to go with the 'farewell.'"

You flash a quick grin.

Evia says, "Perhaps she recalled a phrase from an old book of romantic poetry."

Evia shrugs.

You nod at Evia.

Speaking to Dennet, Hapenlok says, "Well, I have many retorts to that, none of which will serve my purposes for the moment, but ...I've got a feeling about what that may have meant."

Speaking to Evia, Ysharra says, "Or a previous conversation."

Evia says, "Mm hmm, could be so many things."

Lylia nods at Evia.

Dennet slowly empties his lungs.

Speaking carefully to Dennet, Desreth says, "Grand Magister, I'm just some wandering idiot...But the way the wonderful Lady was talking made it seem that these were old memories bubbling up."

Kayse skeptically observes, "Yes, so many things."

Ysharra nods at Desreth.

Dennet nods at Desreth.

Desreth asks, "Have her memories been altered that you know of?"

Dennet says, "Indeed."

Speaking to Desreth, Ysharra says, "That didn't sound idiotic to me at all."

Dennet says, "Old memories..."

Desreth says, "It's like, they were fighting to return."

Dennet says, "Let us hope they never return."

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra asks, "Perhaps there are limits to his power, hm?"

Speaking calmly to Dennet, Cruxophim ventures, "That seems to be a recurring trend."

Dennet asks, "Is there anything further my wife spoke of last night?"

Shinann says, "They say the closer you get to true death, you do relive your past."

Evia says, "Hm."

Dalabrac points at Cryheart.

Dalabrac says, "She thought Sir Cryheart was her father."

Lylia nods at Dalabrac.

You slowly say, "Well, Ysharra already mentioned her idle wondering why some three people were picked..."

Cryheart nods at Dalabrac.

Speaking neutrally to Shinann, Cruxophim murmurs, "The mind does strange things as it begins to deteriorate."

You say, "Which three or for what is impossible to say."

Shinann agrees with Cruxophim.

Cryheart says, "She just wanted comforting...and a story."

Speaking to Dennet, Goldstr asks, "She saids da Hall be Damned! Save me Dennet! Woulds ye do dat?"

Dennet says, "I would sacrifice your world to the dark gods to save her Goldstr."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Evia says, "Hopefully no one is noodling about in her thoughts and bubbling up a brew of memories."

Osloe says, "Her father seemed to be a comfort for her."

Speaking sheepishly to Dennet, you say, "I assumed she meant why you picked Shinann, Sareyna, and me to tend to her, but that might be a bit... egotistical."

Speaking thoughtfully to Dennet, Cruxophim offers, "Such things are a particular study of mine... I may be able to alleviate some of the symptoms, at least a little, in the interim."

Osloe says, "At least how she responded to him."

Dennet says, "Who's to say."

Dennet shrugs at you.

You seriously add, "Though it is an interesting question."

Speaking dryly to Dennet, Raelee says, "... I know people who have tried that."

Speaking to Dennet, Goldstr asks, "My world aye but yers?"

Speaking wryly to Dennet, Cruxophim remarks, "One might say I've had to learn a great deal about crazy, very quickly."

Dennet peers quizzically at Ysharra.

Desreth says, "Oh right, the 'three' she mentioned."

Kipa says, "She said she loves you and you love her and you would both change the world."

Cruxophim nods absently at Kipa.

You nod in agreement at Kipa.

Desreth says, "But I can't remember exactly what she said about the three -it was too cold."

Goldstr nods at Kipa.

Lylia murmurs, "Or at least, she spoke those words to someone in her mind's eye."

Speaking to Kipa, you agree, "Seemed like a memory of defying her mother's wishes..."

Speaking to Dennet, Hapenlok says, "Months ago, I was led to believe ....that I had brutally murdered Sir Michol, if you'll recall. my memories of his disappearance were altered."

Ysharra nods slowly at Dennet.

Speaking to Dennet, you say, "In marrying you, that is."

You nod.

Evia asks, "She did say something about being her own woman or something, right?"

Osloe says, "Her sensory seems off. It's like the cold isn't affecting her."

Speaking absently to Osloe, you say, "If anything, helping her. Meanwhile, she couldn't stand the heat at the baths..."

Osloe nods to you.

Lylia says, "In fairness, people had built the fireplace into some monstrous conflagration that could have served as a funeral pyre for half a dozen troll kings."

Lylia says, "We were all sweltering a bit."

Goldstr agrees with Lylia.

Speaking to Lylia, Raelee says, "... I rather prefer it that way."

Speaking to Lylia, Hapenlok says, "I was fine."

Cruxophim calmly explains, "Wardings that help recalibrate instability in the mind. I can send you detailed codices, if you'd like, at least until we can perform the final plinotherapy."

Cruxophim looks thoughtfully at Dennet.

Evia says, "Well, of course a lady of maturity sometimes burns warmer now and again."

Dennet nods at Cruxophim.

Dennet says, "That will do."

Cruxophim nods understandingly.


Transparency

Speaking to Dennet, Shinann says, "I recall something being under your skin when we left the Bleaklands."

Dennet says, "Sometimes, you get under my skin."

Dennet begins chuckling at Shinann!

Shinann grins at Dennet.

Shinann says, "I am certain I do."

Speaking anxiously to Dennet, Desreth asks, "This puzzle we are working on together...We've shared some pieces with you. Are there perhaps any that you could share with us?"

Lylia says, "I, too, saw your skin ripple. I thought it was the effects of manipulating the Talon."

Dennet says, "No."

Dennet looks over at Desreth and shakes his head.

Dennet says, "I am fine though."

Dennet touches the wrinkles along the left side of his face.

Dennet says, "It is not the first time I have...had to handle the power of the Talon."

Dennet says, "I now hope it is the last."

Speaking thoughtfully to Dennet, you ask, "Then your second and third steps won't involve the Talon?"

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra asks, "Had to? Or did to see what would happen?"

Dennet asks, "Does it matter?"

Dennet peers quizzically at Ysharra.

Shinann asks, "Only one more step now, right?"

Shinann raises an eyebrow in Dennet's direction.

Dennet asks, "One more step?"

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra says, "It might. After all, there seems to be no end of the potent talismans and artifacts and cursed castles..."

Dennet says, "Oh yes, one more."

Dennet says, "Which is my final point this night."

You earnestly say, "Ah, right, only one more step... my apologies."

You smile at Dennet.


Planning

Dennet says, "Next Feastday evening."

Dennet says, "I will be ready to infuse the pylon pillars with the new plinite."

Dennet says, "I will need some assistance."

Speaking gently to Dennet, Cruxophim offers, "I'll send those codices, or if you'd like, I can stop by much later in the evening and apply the wards myself if you'd like."

Dennet says, "Send them."

Dennet nods at Cruxophim.

Dennet says, "Once the pylons are infused and fully activated..."

Dennet says, "Then there should be enough radius of power to restore Reannah."

Evia says, "Or blow the whole place to smithereens."

Evia ducks her head.

Dennet says, "Or that."

Dennet nods at Evia.

Dennet says, "There is the potential for some, magical side effects in or around the area."

Dennet says, "Until the process is completed."

Speaking to Dennet, Hapenlok asks, "Because of the Reach?"

Dennet says, "The Outpost lies in the shadow of Melgorehn's Reach."

Dennet says, "We could activate the pylons and be pulled back to 5009..."

Dennet smirks.

Dennet says, "I kid."

Dennet says, "Partially."

Speaking to Dennet, Mynon asks, "What will you do, after they are charged? Retirement on the frontier?"

Dennet says, "Me? I do not know."

Dennet says, "A number of things will likely occur."

Dennet says, "But it doesn't matter."

Dennet says, "Let us get Reannah restored first."


A Show of Unity??

Dennet slowly empties his lungs.

Dennet says, "I want to thank you for all of your assistance."

Hapenlok says, "I sincerely hope. and this is 'calm' Hapenlok speaking...that we can keep the damage to a minimum. But, what with the Temporal instability I've noticed lately... I don't think we can do feats like these much more."

Dennet says, "I know I hardly deserve it...perhaps...none of us do..."

Dennet says, "But, my thanks nonetheless."

Balley curtsies to Dennet.

Balley smiles at Dennet.

Speaking to Dennet, Lylia says, "Of course."

Speaking to Dennet, Osloe says, "Reannah is worth it."

Speaking to Dennet, Elementz says, "I'd actually agree with you on that for once."

Cruxophim begins chuckling at Dennet!

Speaking to Dennet, Goldstr says, "Fer yer wife aye."

Desreth bows to Dennet.

Goldstr nods at Dennet.

Hapenlok says, "Let's keep this in mind, please. and, that being said, consider me the first to volunteer."

Speaking wryly to Dennet, Cruxophim reminds, "Contrary to popular belief, we're not monsters."

Speaking earnestly to Dennet, you say, "We may be a ragtag bunch in the Landing, but we're also a bunch of meddlers. For all the good and bad that comes with it."

You point at Cruxophim.

Hapenlok nods at Dennet.

Speaking carefully to Dennet, Cruxophim mutters, "Well, most of us anyways."

Beldannon grins at you.

You grin crookedly.

Cruxophim twiddles his thumbs.

Cruxophim's face breaks into a devilish grin.

Chaoswynd begins chuckling at Cruxophim!

Cruxophim quickly averts his eyes upwards to the left and then the right, clearly avoiding looking at you as he hums to himself.

Elementz says, "Luxie's not here, so most of us standing in here."

Elementz grins.

Cruxophim begins chuckling at Elementz!

Dennet seems to be lost in thought for a moment, and clenches his fists and jaw. Pebbles tumble down the earthen walls then stop.

Speaking to Dennet, Hapenlok says, "I did say I'd do what I could to help your wife, months ba-..."

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra says, "You know, there might be possible remedies for that."

Ysharra points at Dennet.

Ysharra says, "Your face."

Ysharra says, "I can investigate, if you wish."

Dennet says, "Now you sound like Reannah's mother." [or like Dreaven?!]

Speaking to Dennet, Zosozpage says, "Whatever happens, we have faith in you to do this."


Conspiracy

Dennet smirks.

Dennet says, "Remember..."

Dennet says, "When the next steps are completed...I will look to you for the fate of the Talon."

Elementz says, "Step."

Elementz coughs.

Dennet says, "...and we'll make sure Quinshon is handled and dead."

Goldstr nods at Dennet.

Osloe agrees with Dennet.

Elementz grins at Dennet.

Dennet asks, "Are we of an understanding?"

Madmountan says, "Well, alrighty then."

Speaking approvingly to Dennet, you say, "Nice and blunt. I like it."

Kayse glances at Dennet.

Cruxophim nods absently at Dennet.

Speaking to Dennet, Hapenlok says, "...not just Quinshon i'm worr-"

Speaking to Dennet, Dalabrac says, "Very much so."

Elementz says, "I really like that sound."

Ulkov taps the haft of his kelyn hoolurge in the palm of his hand as he gets a murderous glint in his eye.

Ulkov winks.

Ushakaron says, "Where there is death there will always be death."

Beyrn nods at Dennet.

Goldstr agrees with Dennet.

Ysharra looks thoughtfully at Dennet.

Zosozpage nods.

Dennet says, "Good."

Speaking calmly to Dennet, Cruxophim echoes, "Handled or dead, yes."

Subarashi nods slowly.

Kipa shifts her weight.

Kayse squints at Dennet.

Dennet says, "No, dead."

Speaking to Dennet, Elementz says, "I have flames ready for him."

(Hapenlok stops speaking, abruptly as he bites down on his runestaff.)

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra says, "One last question..."

Zosozpage says, "Not an easy task but that's what the fun part of it is."

Speaking to Dennet, Goldstr says, "Donna bring family matters der."

Beldannon softly says, "And dead for reals would be nice."

Speaking teasingly to Dennet, Cruxophim reminds, "One rather implies the other."

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra asks, "Did your eyes get that way the last time you handled the Talon?"

Cruxophim smirks.

Kayse rolls her eyes.

Cruxophim flashes a quick grin.

Beldannon softly says, "Too many people and things we thought dead have come back to life."

Beldannon chuckles.

Dennet grins at Ysharra.

Ysharra nods at Dennet.

Dennet asks, "Does it matter?"

Speaking to Ysharra, Madmountan says, "I've been wondering the same thing."

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra says, "Maybe."

Speaking nonchalantly to Beldannon, Cruxophim remarks, "Only about half."

Speaking to Dennet, Hapenlok says, "Considering he's one of two people I think that rearranged the contents of my mind? ..."

Subarashi nods once.

Goldstr nods at Ysharra.

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra asks, "Your Magister ally here says curiosity deserves reward, no?"

Ysharra nods at Raelee.

Speaking to Hapenlok, Zosozpage says, "Then you'll bring your A game, perfect."

Raelee says, "I do say that."

Hapenlok says, "I'd love nothing more than to kill him. But...I'm also realistic about..."

Goldstr nods.

Speaking nonchalantly to Dennet, Cruxophim requests, "Can I have his body?"

Dennet nods at Ysharra.

Ysharra smiles at Dennet.

Speaking pragmatically to Dennet, Cruxophim adds, "When we're done with it, of course. No one will be needing it anymore, I presume, but... science."

Dennet glances at Cruxophim.

Speaking stubbornly to Dennet, Cruxophim insists, "It's a legitimate request."

Cruxophim snickers.

Speaking pointedly to Dennet, Cruxophim reminds, "You DID ask for a body yourself, not that long ago."

Cruxophim appears to be struggling to keep a straight face as he glances at Dennet.

Speaking to Dennet, Ysharra says, "It's interesting what comes to light, when memories are lurking. Drifting."

Dennet says, "Indeed."

Dennet sternly says, "Goodnight."

Cruxophim wryly mutters, "It's possible I might be having a bit of fun with you all."

Dennet clenches his fists, and the earthen walls begin to shift.

The ground slowly opens and swallows Evia and she vanishes below!

[cue others]

The ground slowly opens beneath you, and the very earth shifts as it lowers you into darkness. Moments later you find yourself elsewhere.

[return to Town Square East, Dennet is gone, and the night is over]