Keeping Up with the Kestrels - 5117-11-15 - Revelations, Repentance, Requiem

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Eoantos 15-16, 5117

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier


Disclaimer

This is on the borderline of bullet points not even making sense because so many were packed into one night that you might as well just read the log, long as it may be, but here they are because I won't consider changing formats until the current story is over. (When that time does come, though, I want to have an open discussion about what people would like from the logs in the way of changes, if any. So please start thinking about that, since I make these for everyone's sake!)


Summary

  • Cyph gives Leafiara an early Feast of the Immortals gift, a necklace from his grandmother; she's at first reluctant to have it and Irar interjects that she's not interested in him (Cyph), who seems disappointed but says he didn't mean anything by it and that it was thanks for looking after his mother. Leafi then thanks him and fully accepts it.
  • Cyph immediately forgets giving the gift, among other things, but remembers that he's there to escort Drandea to the Outpost, so the group heads to the militia barracks.
  • Cyph begins reliving old memories and recounts the following:
    • From when he was going to leave with Reannah for Immuron: he didn't want Naimorai to go with them, as she was cold and fought with Johnathan all the time, who gave her a locket.
    • From an unknown time: he stole Naimorai's journal and she wanted to go with Dennet to Toullaire, but Dennet wouldn't let her or anyone else.
    • From when he just joined the Hall of Mages: Octaven was his trainer.
    • From before he joined the Hall: Reannah cried at night and he thought it was Dennet's fault, as she heard her speaking to him in a language he doesn't know; Goat correctly guesses it's the Tehir "Vobriqi, rafir."
    • From before he was going to Immuron: Dennet was saying he (Cyph) needed to master his power and wouldn't amount to much if he left.
    • From when he was still in the coffin and also from when after he was transferred: he saw Quinshon, Naimorai, and Dennet taking Rodnay's blood and Quinshon had some blood samples and muttered names, but he doesn't remember who.
    • From some time after arriving in the Landing: he was friends with Lana, who Dennet introduced him to.
    • From some time after arriving in the Landing: Naimorai's journal said she met with some locals beneath the Outpost and mentioned something about a doll.
  • Cyph becomes lucid but weak and admits that he burned Carenos' girls alive and liked watching him suffer, and starts apologizing to them.
  • Cyph realizes he's dying and says not to trust his father or "any of them," brings up the diary, says "she" killed Michol and is going to poison... but he can't finish the thought.
  • Cyph expresses a lament that he wanted to live longer, kisses Leafiara in a "fleeting moment for boldness," apologizes again to the unseen ghost girls, and says he would have liked it in the Landing, then passes away.
  • The ghost girls visibly look over Cyph's body, then disappear.



Log

The First Uncomfortable Truths

[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 bone-ringed dart board, a large dog bed, a large detailed map and a basket of sticks.

Lord Cyph just came through a varnished modwir door.

Cyph gives his hair a small tug. Odd.

Cyph says, "There you are."

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean asks, "How's that body of yours holding up lately?"

Cyph says, "Pretty good. I've been training a lot lately."

Cyph exclaims, "Oh!"

Cyph blushes a red shade at you.

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann asks, "Why do you have dark hair now?"

Cyph says, "I...I'm horrible at waiting. I'm so impatient."

Cyph says, "Oh..."

Cyph removes his sable wig, revealing his unruly dark blonde hair.

Cyph chuckles.

Cyph offers Cruxophim a rich sable wig.

Cruxophim accepts Cyph's sable wig.

Cyph says, "The Mayor gave me a wig."

Cyph chuckles.

Speaking slowly to Cyph, Cruxophim reminds, "You can keep it, you konw."

Cruxophim chuckles.

Cyph says, "I can never wait for Feast of the Immortals."

Cyph says, "I'm always impatient."

You nod understandingly at Cyph.

Cyph says, "And..."

Cyph says, "This was my grandmother's."

Cyph says, "And I..."

Cyph removes a soft dark blue silk cloth from in his dark leather pack.

Cyph says, "I wanted you to have it."

Cyph offers you a soft dark blue silk cloth. Click ACCEPT to accept the offer or DECLINE to decline it. The offer will expire in 30 seconds.

You give your eyebrow a little workout.

You accept Cyph's offer and are now holding a soft dark blue silk cloth.

You glance appraisingly at the blue silk cloth in your hand.

Cyph says, "...and I can't wait another month to give it I'm sorry."

You curiously ask, "What.. what was it for?"

You cock your head.

Cyph says, "Open it."

You grin foolishly as you quickly untie the bindings and fold the edges of your blue silk cloth back to reveal a lustrous ruby and diamond necklace hidden in its soft folds.

You blink at a lustrous ruby and diamond necklace in a soft dark blue silk cloth.

J>look my neck

You see nothing unusual.

Cyph says, "It matches your hair."

Cyph says, "Like a curtain of rubies."

You flusteredly say, "Err, yes, it does, but--"

You blush and babble a few incoherent words, looking foolish but sincere.

Cyph says, "But..."

Speaking seriously to Cyph, you say, "We--we really have to talk about your... affections some time."

Cyph asks, "Oh, you do not like it?"

You reluctantly say, "It is lovely, but..."

Cyph says, "You do not have to keep it..."

Cyph hangs his head.

Cyph says, "I understand."

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "She's not interested in your affections, boy."

You remove a lustrous ruby and diamond necklace from in your blue silk cloth.

Cyph blinks at Irar.

Speaking flatly to Irar, you ask, "Seriously? In the open?"

You bury your face in your hands.

Cyph says, "I see."

You hesitantly say, "But... he is right. I already have someone."

Cyph nods.

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "Train in the militia, become a citizen."

Cyph says, "I understand."

Speaking earnestly to Cyph, you say, "I do like your spirit, though--I... I think you're a good person."

You give Cyph a strong, encouraging smile.

Cyph says, "I...I meant nothing by it."

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "Part of becoming a man is accepting the truth."

Irar nods at Cyph.

Speaking to Cyph, you continue, "And if you'd like, we can try to find someone for you--since you'll be a citizen here, after all."

You grin at Cyph.

Cyph says, "Sorry, maybe you mistook my gesture."

You glance between Cyph and a lustrous ruby and diamond necklace.

Cyph says, "I was just thanking you for the times you looked after my mother."

You sheepishly say, "Oh."

You feel your face flush to the tops of your ears.

Cyph hangs his head.

You laugh softly, trying to hide your amusement.

Cyph looks at Irar for a moment, a long moment.

Irar squints at Cyph.

Speaking to Irar, you ask, "Now see what you went and did by saying that right in public?"

You smile at Cyph.

Cyph says, "I..."

Speaking frankly to Cyph, you say, "I had hoped to speak with you privately before now, actually, but I guess my letter didn't reach you."

Cyph says, "I had no idea. I am sorry..."

Speaking apologetically to Cyph, you say, "I'm sorry it happened this way... publicly."

Cyph says, "I am also not a good liar."

Cyph says, "I did not know you had...had someone."

Cyph says, "I never...I never would have."

Cyph says, "I'm sorry."

Cyph frowns.

Speaking gently to Cyph, you assure, "It's perfectly alright! You aren't the first."

Cyph says, "You Sir, however, are rude."

Cyph nods at Irar.

Irar nods at Cyph.

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "I'm quite used to that tonight."

Speaking to Cyph, you add, "And now that of all that is cleared up... thank you."

You curtsy gracefully to Cyph.

Cyph says, "Please, keep it though."

Cyph nods to you.

You nod at Cyph.

You grin at Cyph.

Cyph says, "Even if we'll never be star-struck lovers with an army of children."

Cyph sighs.

You stare at nothing in particular.

Cyph says, "You deserve to keep it."

Cyph nods.

Speaking carefully to Cyph, you say, "I do really appreciate the gesture."

You nod.

Cyph stands incredibly awkward for a moment.

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean asks, "So.. yeah! How about that feast of the immortals?"

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean exclaims, "It'll be a great one!"

Cyph says, "Maybe."

Cyph shrugs at Dergoatean.

Cyph says, "So..."

Cyph asks, "No chance?"

Cyph peers quizzically at you.

You look at Cyph and shake your head.

Cyph chuckles.

You grin sheepishly.

Cyph peers quizzically at Cruxophim.

[Cryheart arrives late]

Cryheart says, "I missed seeing Drandea."

Cyph says, "We haven't gone for my grandmother yet."

Cyph says, "Perhaps we c...."


Lost Cyph Redux

Cyph says, "It was my grandmother's."

Cyph says, "Open it."

Cyph nods to you.

You slowly say, "I already did..."

You show Cyph your blue silk cloth.

You nod.

Cyph says, "I...I am impatient and can never wait for Feast of Immortals."

Cyph says, "I had to give it now."

Cyph asks, "Do..do you like it?"

Cyph peers quizzically at you.

Speaking hesitantly to Cyph, you say, "It... is lovely."

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann asks, "Why now?"

Cyph asks, "Huh?"

Cyph peers quizzically at Shinann.

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann says, "You said you had to give it now."

Cyph says, "I'm impatient."

Shinann nods slowly.

Cyph exclaims, "Mayor!"

Cyph says, "While we are here..."

Cyph says, "I'd like to discuss with you an idea I had."

Cruxophim turns an inquisitive ear toward Cyph.

Cyph says, "I'd like to look into becoming a Landing citizen."

Speaking slowly to Cyph, Cruxophim mutters, "I'm sure you would."

Speaking gently to Cyph, Cruxophim suggests, "Perhaps one day."

Cyph asks, "What do I need to do?"

Cyph peers quizzically at Cruxophim.

Speaking to Cyph, Madmountan asks, "How many daggers have you purchased from the weapon shop?"

Cyph says, "49."

Speaking slyly to Cyph, Cruxophim concludes, "Just wait until tomorrow, it shall be done."

Cyph nods at Cruxophim.

Cyph asks, "Captain Stormyrain, shall we head to the barracks?"

Cyph peers quizzically at Shinann.

Cyph moves to stand in front of Shinann.

Stormyrain says, "Captain Shinann will be leading."

Cyph says, "You..."

Cyph says, "Oh sorry."

Cyph says, "I must have gotten you two confused."

Shinann nods slowly.

Shinann says, "We can go to the barracks."

Cyph asks, "Why?"

Cyph peers quizzically at Shinann.

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann asks, "For your grandmother?"

Cyph says, "Yes, of course."

Cyph says, "She is waiting there to watch me train."

Cyph says, "She used to watch me play as a boy all of the time."

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann says, "You are to take her to the Outpost, if she wants to go."

Cyph says, "I haven't seen her in a few weeks though."

Cyph asks, "When did she get back?"

Briefly, outside through the window, amidst the falling snow, the ethereal forms of two young girls appear, then fade.

Ysharra says, "Carenos' daughters."

Cyph asks, "Who is Carenos?"

Madmountan says, "Nobody."

Speaking frankly to Cyph, you say, "No idea."

Ysharra says, "No one you would remember, now."

Speaking wryly to Cyph, Cruxophim mutters, "Someone whose memory will not die."

Evia says, "So then, about Grams.."

Cyph nods at Evia.

Cyph says, "Yes, let's head to the barracks."

Cyph breaks out in a sweat.

Speaking to Cyph, Evia says, "She will be so happy to see you."

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "Shall we then? Join me."

Cyph joins Irar's group.

Speaking politely to Irar, you suggest, "Perhaps give the lead to one of our captains?"

Irar nods to you.

Irar says, "Of course."

Irar designates Stormyrain as the new leader of the group.

Irar says, "After you, Captain."

Irar nods at Stormyrain.

Cyph says, "My father says there is to be a mission to the Bleaklands soon."

Cyph says, "To help save mother."

Cyph says, "I wish I could go."

Cyph says, "And help."

Evia asks, "Ya never now, right?"

Speaking evasively to Cyph, you say, "Yes, we... we hope it'll go well."

Stormyrain designates Shinann as the new leader of the group.

Speaking to Shinann, Stormyrain says, "Captain."

Stormyrain smiles at Shinann.

Shinann says, "Off we go."

Shinann's group just went through a varnished modwir door.

[travel time]

Cyph breaks out in a sweat.

[Town Barracks, Entryway]

The stone floor of the barracks entrance expands out in all directions, its smooth surface marred by numerous boot scuffs. To the east, through an open archway, the glimmer of metal armor and weapons can be seen, while the clatter and chatter of the dining hall echoes in from the south. A wide wooden stairwell dominates the western wall, rising up to reach the second floor.

Cyph exclaims, "Wow, this place is amazing!"

[Town Barracks, Second Floor]

A wide wooden stairwell begins at the end of the second floor hall, an open banister overlooking the entranceway below. To the south, a bookcase can be glimpsed through an archway, which stands opposite of a plain wooden door. A narrow window provides an angled view of the city streets beyond.

Cyph says, "I want to train here."

Cyph asks, "Am I able to train with the militia and join them?"

[Town Barracks, Reading Alcove]

Decorated with little fanfare, this small room holds two round wooden tables and a handful of carved oak chairs. A wide bookcase is guarded on both sides by two stuffed otter statues, and a few steel-incased lanterns for ample light when needed. A large, tawny brindlecat hide rug is sprawled across the floor.

Cyph says, "I would..."

Cyph says, "Wait..."

Cyph says, "I have been..."

Cyph stands in front of a wide oak bookcase.

Cyph walks over to the bookcase, eyes open wide like a child.

Cyph selects a book on military tactics and looks it over for a few moments before placing it back. A second later, he grabs the same book, looks it over, and places it back. He does it again.

Evia yells, "Yooo hooo, Lady Drandea! Someone to see you!"

A town militiaman arrives, "The Lady is preparing her things. I will go find her." He marches off.

Cyph asks, "What are we doing here?"

Madmountan says, "Looking for old ladies."

Speaking vaguely to Cyph, you say, "Having a bit of fun."

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann says, "Waiting on your grandmother."

Speaking calmly to Cyph, Cruxophim explains, "Waiting for Drandea."

Cryheart says, "And looking around...waiting for your grandmother."


Rapid Fire Memories (RFM) 1: Naimorai and Johnathan

Cyph looks down at his sheath and buckler, almost disgusted.

Cyph says, "Where..."

Cyph holds out his hand, squinting, grimacing, waiting for something.

Cyph asks, "Is...where is my fire?"

Cyph says, "Naimorai is going to be mad when she hears I'm leaving with mother for Immuron."

Cyph says, "But, she was always father's favorite. So maybe she will not care."

Speaking to Cyph, Lylia says, "I think it may all turn out well."

Evia says, "Sisters, always pissy over something."

Speaking absently to Cyph, Cruxophim echoes, "Father's favorite, you say."

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "Perhaps you should try again to convince her to join you."

Goldstr says, "Dem magics nae necessarily be a da body... maybe da mind."

Cyph says, "No, Naimorai is..."

Cyph says, "She has always been colder."

Cyph says, "I don't want her to go with us."

Speaking to Cyph, Irar asks, "Don't want her?"

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "She's your sister."

Speaking to Irar, Goldstr says, "Half sister."

Cyph asks, "Half-sister?"

Cyph says, "Half human, half wind witch."

Cyph exclaims, "She has herself a temper!"

Cyph chuckles.

Cyph says, "She fights all of the time with Johnathan."

Cyph says, "All...of...the...time."

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann asks, "The one who gave her the locket?"

Speaking curiously to Cyph, Kayse asks, "Oh? Tell us of Jonathan. What do you remember of him?"

Cyph says, "Yes, he just gave her a locket the other day."

Cyph asks, "How did you know?"

Cyph says, "He's okay."

Cyph says, "Jonathan has been nice to me."

Cyph says, "But, he's nobility, and so am I. So we kind of have to be."

Cyph says, "But they always fight."

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann asks, "About what?"

Speaking to Cyph, Kayse asks, "What do they fight about?"

Cyph says, "He's probably better off without her."

You curiously ask, "Did he approach her or she approach him?"

Cyph says, "I think I told him that once too, hah."

Cyph chuckles.

Cyph says, "Oh I do not know."

Cyph shrugs at you.

You nod understandingly.

Cyph asks, "You're very pretty. What is your name?"

Cyph peers quizzically at you.

You simply answer, "Leafiara."

You curtsy gracefully to Cyph.


RFM 2: Naimorai and Toullaire

Cyph blinks.

Cyph stands motionless for a few moments just, staring out.

Cyph says, "I stole my sister's journal once."

Cyph says, "She is always writing."

Cyph says, "...everything."

Cyph says, "She wants to go with father to Toullaire."

Cyph says, "But it's too dangerous. He won't let any of us go."


RFM 3: Octaven the Trainer

Cyph stares off, his eyes blinking rapidly.

Cyph says, "I joined the Hall of Mages today."

Cyph says, "I don't even like it."

Cyph says, "I did it for father."

Cyph says, "Maybe he'd give me attention."

Cyph says, "He still doesn't."

Cyph says, "Work this, Naimorai that, work this."

Cyph says, "My trainer is rude."

Cyph says, "Some of us in class call her Octopus."

Cyph snickers to himself.

Cryheart asks, "What is her name?"

Cyph exclaims, "Octopus!"

Cyph laughs at Cryheart!

Cyph says, "Octaven."

Cyph says, "She's pretty too."

Cyph says, "I think my friend likes her."

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann asks, "Who is your friend?"

Cyph says, "But she is too angry for my liking."

Speaking to Cyph, Thrassus asks, "Who's your friend?"

Cyph says, "Jeremy. He likes her."

Cyph says, "But he likes any woman with a pair of legs and breasts."

Cyph chuckles.

Cyph says, "Octaven is training us on our elements."

Cyph says, "She has said I have a lot of potential."

Cyph says, "So there's that."


RFM 4: Reannah's Tears

Cyph stares off, his eyes blinking rapidly.

Cyph says, "Mother cries at night."

Cyph says, "A lot."

Speaking to Cyph, Krampton asks, "No more school talk, huh?"

Cyph asks, "School?"

Cyph says, "Not yet. I have to decide within the year."

Cyph says, "When I am old enough."

Cyph says, "I think that is why mother cries."

Cyph says, "Well, partially."

Cyph says, "She knows I will likely join the Hall."

Cyph says, "And..."

Cyph says, "I hear them argue a lot."

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann asks, "Your parents?"

Speaking to Cyph, Lornieh asks, "Your father and mother?"

Cyph says, "I think that is why she cries."

Cyph says, "Yes."

Shinann nods.

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean says, "That doesn't mean it's your fault, though."

Cyph says, "No, it is my father's fault."

Cyph says, "Sometimes I even hear her curse at him when she is all alone in the dark and does not see me."

Cyph says, "It's some word I do not even understand."

Cyph chuckles.

Subarashi asks, "Can you remember what it sounds like?"

Cyph rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Cyph says, "Maybe..."

Speaking to himself, Dergoatean says, "Vobriqi, rafir..."

Cyph points at Dergoatean.

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean says, "Just a good guess."

Dergoatean smiles at Cyph.

Cyph exclaims, "That's what it kind of sounds like!"

Cyph asks, "What's it mean?"

Cyph asks, "Is it super bad?"

Cyph asks, "Naughty word?"

Cyph says, "Don't tell me..."

Cyph says, "No no tell me."

Cyph nods.

Dergoatean smiles at Cyph.

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean says, "It's not a curse. It's a farewell."

Cyph asks, "She is saying bye to him?"

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean says, "To someone."

Cyph asks, "Is my mother going to leave?"

Cyph says, "Wherever she goes, I will go with her."

Cyph says, "I am all she really has left."


RFM 5: Immuron Plans

Cyph stares off, his eyes going glassy.

Cyph says, "Mother is going to Immuron soon."

Speaking to Cyph, Dirra asks, "How exactly do you feel? An Answer?"

Cyph says, "I feel...fine."

Cyph nods at Dirra.

Cyph says, "Except, father has been cruel."

Cyph says, "Mother is going to Immuron and I'm going to go with her."

Cyph says, "He told me I need to master my craft, my power. Expand myself."

Cyph says, "That if I leave, I won't amount to much."

Cyph says, "I will lose out on precious training and time."

Cyph grins at you.

Cyph says, "Hi."

You gaze heavenward.

Cyph says, "You look very beautiful."

Speaking cautiously to Cyph, you say, "Evening."

Cyph asks, "What is your name M'Lady?"

Cyph peers quizzically at you.

Speaking to Cyph, Dirra asks, "How do you feel though, physically?"

Speaking to Cyph, you say, "Fiara. It's... Fiara." [Note: This was Leafiara's birth name for about two weeks. She's occasionally mentioned that openly in TSC, so I don't mind if everyone knows it.]

Cyph says, "I am fine."

Cyph nods at Dirra.

Cyph asks, "Fiara?"

Cyph says, "Nice to meet you."

You nod at Cyph.

You smile at Cyph.

Cyph says, "I am Cyph. I'm a Kestrel."

Speaking curiously to Cyph, you ask, "A Kestrel? As in... the famous Kestrels?"

Cyph nods.

You nod understandingly at Cyph.

Cyph says, "One in the same."

Cyph smiles and winks at you, flirting.

Speaking to Cyph, Dirra asks, "May I touch your wrist and forehead?"

Speaking to you, Berkana says, "Oh right... not the birds."

Cyph says, "No."

Cyph says, "That is awkward."

Cyph nods at Dirra.


RFM 6: Rodnay's Blood

Cyph reels back for a moment, a brighter shade to his eyes.

Cyph says, "I saw them."

Cyph says, "From the coffin."

Cyph says, "He did not know."

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean says, "Tell us what you saw, Cyph."

Cyph says, "I saw them take the boy's blood."

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean asks, "The blue boy?"

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann asks, "Who did?"

Speaking quickly to Cyph, Kayse inquires, "Who took Rodnay's blood?"

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "You saw Rodnay being used."

Speaking curiously to Cyph, Cruxophim prompts, "The blue boy, yes?"

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean asks, "Did you understand what they intended to do with the blood?"

Cyph says, "Quinshon, my sister, and my father."

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean says, "We don't have much time, Cyph. Please tell us."

Cyph says, "I saw it again. Once they had helped me."

Cyph says, "I was re-learning to walk."

Cyph says, "To move, to stretch."

Cyph says, "They were enraptured in their work."

Speaking to Cyph, Lornieh asks, "Did you learn why they were taking it?"

Cyph says, "Quinshon said next time they'll need a living body."

Cyph says, "I won't do it. If they wish to redo this again to me."

Cyph says, "I won't do it."

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean says, "We'll remember your wishes."

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "It cost too much the first time."

Cyph says, "He had some blood samples. But muttered some names."

Cyph says, "I don't recall."


RFM 7: Cyph and Lana

Cyph stares off, his eyes blinking rapidly.

Cyph says, "My name is Cyph."

Cyph says, "This is my new friend, Lana."

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean says, "Nice to meet you."

Cyph says, "Well met."

Cyph bows to Dergoatean.

Dergoatean says, "Oh, and nice to meet you, Lana."

You curiously ask, "How did the two of you meet?"

Cyph says, "She works at the music shop."

Cyph asks, "Her...is it aunt? Owns it?"

Cyph chuckles at someone unseen.

Cyph says, "I'm showing her around the Outpost."

Cyph asks, "She has a thing for soldiers, right?"

Cyph nudges someone unseen, chuckling.

Cyph says, "Father introduced us."

Cyph says, "I think he intends for me to make new friends."

Cyph says, "Or perhaps leave him alone."

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean asks, "How did you father come to know Lana?"

Cyph shrugs at Dergoatean.


RFM Segue: Miscellany

Cyph stares off, his eyes blinking rapidly.

Cyph says, "I don't know how he even thought that."

Cyph stares off, his eyes blinking rapidly.

Cyph says, "I am ready. I've made a decision."

Cyph stares off, his eyes blinking rapidly.

Cyph says, "It is always her, never me."

Cyph stares off, his eyes blinking rapidly.

[several lines of idle chatter, but Cyph says nothing]

Cyph stares off, his eyes blinking rapidly.

[two lines of idle chatter, but Cyph says nothing]


RFM 8: Naimorai Beneath the Outpost

Cyph stares off, his eyes blinking rapidly.

Cyph says, "...I had her journal the other day. She brought it with us."

Cyph says, "I only got to read some briefly, I had to run, she was coming."

Cyph says, "She met with some locals beneath the Outpost."

Cyph says, "She mentioned something about a doll. I have not seen her play with toys in years."

Cyph says, "But she was coming quick, I had to put it back."

Cyph says, "She probably hid it again now."

Cyph says, "I wonder if I could find it."


The Last Uncomfortable Truths

Cyph stares off, his eyes blinking rapidly.

Cyph says, "Grandfather has died."

Cyph frowns.

Cyph says, "Mother and I are going to Immuron."

Cyph slumps up against the wall, sliding down.

Cyph kneels down.

Speaking gently to Cyph, Cruxophim suggests, "Perhaps you should rest."

Cyph looks around, eyes opening more wide.

Arshwikk pulls Cyph to his feet.

Cyph weakly says, "I killed them."

Cyph kneels down.

Xorus says, "Indeed."

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann asks, "Who are you talking to?"

Cruxophim closes his eyes and turns an ear towards Cyph, listening to him with a curious expression.

Cyph weakly says, "The girls..."

Cyph weakly says, "I...I remember..."

Speaking gently to Cyph, Cruxophim murmurs, "The girls... yes."

Cyph weakly says, "I...I burned them alive..."

Cyph weakly says, "...and I liked it..."

Ysharra nods at Cyph.

Goldstr nods.

You peer quizzically at Cyph.

Cryheart glances at Cyph.

Madmountan nods at Cyph.

Irar says, "Oh."

Ulkov chuckles to himself.

Evia winces.

Kayse furrows her brow.

Cyph weakly says, "It...it felt good to watch him suffer..."

Speaking concernedly to Cyph, Cruxophim soothes, "Some part of you did, perhaps."

Goldstr says, "Da Carenos lasses."

Madmountan agrees with Cyph.

You hesitantly ask, "You lost control of your power, did you not?"

Madmountan says, "I'm sure it did."

Talinvor glances at Cyph.

Cryheart asks, "Watch who suffer?"

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "You lost control. Great power can be euphoric."

You nod at Ysharra.

Cyph weakly asks, "Did I?"

Speaking calmly to Cyph, Cruxophim speculates, "Obviously not all of you."

Ysharra glances at Kayse.

Cyph weakly says, "Yes...they tortured me..."

Kayse snorts derisively at Ysharra!

Evia says, "The little girls."

Cyph weakly says, "Hurt me...pushed me to it..."

Thrassus says, "Doesn't sound like he did."

Cyph weakly says, "But the girls were innocent..."

Cyph weakly says, "And..."

Cryheart asks, "Who tortured ye, Cyph?"

Cyph clenches his jaw.

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean asks, "Carenos?"

Suprie nods slowly at Cyph.

Cyph weakly says, "Carenos..."

Cyph weakly says, "And his ilk..."

Dergoatean nods at Cyph.

Cryheart nods at Cyph.

Subarashi nods slowly.

Cyph weakly says, "I murdered them all but him..."

Cyph weakly says, "And made him watch his girls burn..."

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "The Sorrower asks for more than torment of the body."

Dergoatean nods at Cyph.

Cyph weakly says, "I...I am so sorry..."

Goldstr scowls.

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "Dear Koar boy."

Cyph moves to a sitting position.

Cyph clasps his arms around his knees and rocks back and forth.

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann asks, "Who are you apologizing to?"

Cryheart touches Cyph.

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "And they've followed you ever since."

Cyph weakly says, "I see them...."

Cyph weakly says, "I'm so sorry...."

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean says, "We do too."

Shinann nods at Cyph.

Kayse nods slowly at Cyph.

Cyph weakly says, "I'm sorry....I'm so sorry..."

Cruxophim glances meaningfully around the room.

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "They were with you in Helga's..."

Kitasune says, "Well..."

Kayse uneasily says, "I am not sure that's enough to make them go away, but we can hope."

Evia frets.

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "They were with you in the coffin."

Arnylon says, "Likely they're trying to tell you to do in their father. Either that or to attempt some form of reconciliation that you may put their spirits to rest. It's slightly possible I'm biased toward option one."

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "And they're with you now."

Osloe sighs.

Cruxophim calmly wonders, "Perhaps your attrition will offer them peace."

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean asks, "Who is his ilk? Who worked with Carenos? What did he want?"

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean says, "We can try to help you make it right."

Cyph slumps more, his eyes growing more dim.

Dergoatean snaps his fingers.

Irar frowns at Cyph.

Osloe frowns at Cyph.

You feel the blood drain from your face.

Dalabrac glances at Cyph.

Lylia takes a drink from her Elanthian Comfort.

Dergoatean touches Cyph.

Thrassus folds his arms serenely in front of him as he watches Cyph contemplatively, the roomy sleeves of his robes concealing his hands completely.

Cyph weakly asks, "I'm dying, aren't I?"

Speaking to Dergoatean, Kayse says, "The Mularosians. Cyph had stumbled into a temple of some sort."

Dergoatean sits down next to Cyph.

Speaking to Cyph, Arnylon says, "Yes."

You sigh.

Goldstr says, "Fadin nae be good."

Kayse glances at Cyph.

Lylia simply says, "Everyone is."

Irar glances at Kayse.

Ulkov nods slowly at Cyph.

Subarashi corrects, "Was lured, I believe."

Speaking to Kayse, Dergoatean says, "I see. Thank you."

Speaking slowly to Cyph, you say, "Quinshon has said so."

Cyph weakly says, "I'm...it hurts to remember..."

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

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "Yes."

Speaking reluctantly to Cyph, you say, "Your father doesn't believe it, but..."

Cryheart nods at Cyph.

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean says, "I'm so sorry, man."

You distantly opine, "He's a fool, I think."

You nod at Cyph.

Shinann sighs.

Cyph weakly says, "Do not trust my father..."

Cruxophim nods slowly at Cyph.

Speaking to Cyph, Arnylon says, "We already know."

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "We appreciate your warning."

Madmountan says, "I think the boy now needs some alcohol."

Madmountan chuckles.

Cyph weakly says, "Don't...don't trust any of them...."

Osloe nods slowly at Cyph.

Speaking to Cyph, Goldstr says, "Remember all ye kin. May give ye strength."

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean says, "If you can try to fight through remembering, and tell us what you know, we can try to make things right. For your mother, grandmother, anyone else hurt."

You repeat, "We already know."

Speaking to Cyph, Osloe asks, "Who is them?"

You nod.

Talinvor says, "Secret to longevity is not to trust anyone."

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "I trust your father to be your father."

Rekarth chuckles.

Arnylon says, "Pretty sure we're aware of that also."

Talinvor nods sagely.

Cyph weakly says, "The...the diary.."

Cruxophim whispers to the group, "I wasn't terribly prone to trust Kestrels, regardless."

Talinvor grins at Cruxophim.

Ulkov gives a sidelong glance at Cyph.

Kayse cocks her head at Cyph.

Cyph begins to take labored breaths.

Arnylon says, "We will seek out the diary."

Speaking gently to Cyph, Cruxophim murmurs, "Find the diary, yes."

Subarashi nods slowly.

Speaking to Cyph, Arnylon says, "There will be a lady in grey. Go to her."

Osloe nods at Cruxophim.

Evia says, "Maybe a clever person could find it, and borrow it, this diary."

Evia glances around the room.

Shinann just opened a black leather satchel with a slanted flap.

Speaking to Cyph, Dergoatean asks, "Hidden in the outpost, the diary?"

Cyph weakly says, "She...she killed Michol..."

Talinvor says, "To the outpost..."

You nod faintly at Cyph.

Subarashi nods at Cyph.

Dergoatean's jaw drops.

Xorus leans on his runestaff.

Ysharra nods slowly.

Talinvor raises an eyebrow.

Kayse nods at Cyph.

Xorus asks, "Did she, now?"

Cyph weakly says, "...and...she's...she's going to poison..."

Cruxophim nods slowly at Cyph.

Talinvor says, "And.. huh."

Lornieh nods at Cyph.

Dalabrac nods.

Talinvor glances at Cyph.

Goldstr says, "We knew dat."

Kiske raises an eyebrow in Cyph's direction.

Lornieh mutters something about vial.

Lylia leans forward.

Cyph begins to gasp lightly for air.

Goldstr nods.

Irar squints at Cyph.

Xorus says, "I thought she enjoyed soldiers."

Speaking to Xorus, Dergoatean says, "That was Lana."

Kayse leans toward Cyph.

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra asks, "Poison...or poisoned?"

Shinann removes a torn piece of parchment from in her leather satchel.

(Evia steps back a few paces.)

Speaking soothingly to Cyph, Cruxophim murmurs, "Shhh, rest now."

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "It's alright son. No wories."

Evia says, "Give him room..."

Speaking quickly to Cyph, Kayse asks, "Who is she going to poison?"

Lornieh touches Cyph.

Subarashi takes a deep breath.

Talinvor nods once.

Ysharra glances at Kayse.

Speaking to Cyph, Lornieh says, "Let go, be at peace."

Xorus nods at Dergoatean.

Speaking gently to Cyph, you say, "Go in peace. All this tragedy... was not your fault."

Lylia kneels down.

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "Rest well, no blame rests with you."

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann asks, "Does her journal have pages like this?"

(Cruxophim gently lays a hand on Cyph, offering comfort while his life slips away.)

Shinann shows Cyph her piece of parchment.

Lornieh frowns.

Talinvor says, "I suspect the answer is in the outpost."

Cyph weakly says, "I just wanted to live longer...to have a better...better life..."

Kayse furrows her brow.

Cyph weakly says, "A better...face..."

You nod understandingly at Cyph.

Lornieh nods at Cyph.

Cryheart nods at Cyph.

You walk toward Cyph.

Madmountan starts chortling.

Cyph reaches for Leafiara.

Suprie sighs.

You touch Cyph.

Cyph weakly says, "It didn't work though...did it..."

Lornieh frowns.

Irar frowns.

Subarashi smiles at Cyph.

Speaking to Cyph, you assure, "You have a good heart."

Madmountan says, "Oh, that face is better."

You smile at Cyph.

Madmountan nods.

Subarashi quietly says, "For a little while."

Raelee folds her arms over her chest.

(Lornieh wipes away a single tear.)

Raelee tilts her head down.

Cruxophim closes his eyes and turns an ear towards Cyph, listening to him with a curious expression.

Ysharra nods at Kayse.

Speaking calmly to you, Cruxophim agrees, "I agree, I chose it."

(Leafiara looks like she's struggling to maintain her smile.)

Cruxophim grins wryly.

Speaking concernedly to Cyph, Kayse asks, "Are you in pain?"

Cruxophim closes his eyes and turns an ear towards Cyph, listening to him with a curious expression.

(Evia gently pats Cyph's hand.)

Cyph weakly says, "We...fleeting moments for boldness..."

(Leafiara ignores Cruxophim.)

(Lornieh rubs Cyph's arm.)

Lylia stands up.

Cyph kisses you tenderly.

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "And quiet moments of comfort and warmth."

Shinann put a torn piece of parchment in her leather satchel.

Kiske folds her hands.

Shinann just closed a black leather satchel with a slanted flap.

Lylia takes a few steps back.

Osloe frowns.

You blush a nice shade of light pink.

You shake your head.

Cruxophim closes his eyes and turns an ear towards Cyph, listening to him with a curious expression.

Cyph slumps further to the ground.

You kiss Cyph on the cheek.

Speaking to himself, Dergoatean says, "And a few moments of sound and fury, signifying... I don't know what."

Goldstr kneels down.

Speaking to Cyph, Evia says, "Oh good, here is your pretty friend."

Irar kneels down.

Cyph looks out at something unseen in the corner. He nods and mouths, "I'm so sorry...I'm sorry...for...your deaths...."

You kneel down.

Evia glances between Cyph and yourself.

Shinann sighs softly.

Cryheart nods at Cyph.

You gently take hold of Cyph's hand.

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "Be at peace, son."

Severine bites her lip.

Irar continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Goldstr rubs his granite tear.

Arnylon clasps his hands in a reverent gesture.

Goldstr continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "Your suffering is at an end. Let go of it now."

Lornieh sits down.

Thrassus leans on his staff.

Cyph weakly says, "I would have liked it here."

Cyph nods at Cruxophim.

Lornieh touches Cyph.

Goldstr rubs his granite tear.

Speaking to Cyph, Dalabrac says, "Farewell."

Cruxophim nods slowly at Cyph.

Speaking to Cyph, Irar says, "Koar watches over you."

Talinvor rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Irar nods at Cyph.

Speaking gently to Cyph, you say, "Thank you... for everything."

Irar smiles at Cyph.

Speaking gently to Cyph, Cruxophim agrees, "I'm sure you would have."

Evia says, "Maybe a little shared prayer can help him with his amends."

Shinann kneels down.

Hoodtralfeck says, "I can help you make this faster."

Evia kneels down.

Evia continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Speaking to Cyph, you assure, "We would have--"

Hoodtralfeck nods at Cyph.

You furrow up your face and wince.

Shinann touches Cyph.

Irar says, "Aye."

Cryheart says, "Ye are a citizen in heart, Cyph."

A single tear rolls down Severine's cheek as she glances at Cyph.

Speaking gently to Cyph, Cruxophim soothes, "At least you're an official citizen, now and always."

Speaking to Cyph, you assure, "We would have liked having you too."

Evia continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Subarashi closes her eyes for a moment.

Cruxophim gives a half-hearted grin.

Irar asks, "All who worship, can we be with Cyph?"

Talinvor gazes heavenward.

Irar continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Speaking to Cyph, Goldstr says, "May M'Lord Kai walks wid ye lad."

Talinvor folds his arms over his chest.

Evia continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Berkana asks, "Could you make him a citizen?"

Goldstr rubs his granite tear.

Hoodtralfeck says, "He not dying, he just got a cold."

Goldstr continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Speaking absently to Berkana, Cruxophim reminds, "Already did."

Speaking to Cyph, Shinann says, "Go. It will be better for you. Go."

Berkana says, "Oh, I missed that."

Berkana coughs.

Cyph weakly says, "I think that......"

(Leafiara begins shedding tears, but won't let go of her smile as she keeps her eyes locked on Cyph.)

Evia smiles at Cyph.

Cryheart says, "Ye would hae made a good warrior."

Cruxophim gives Cyph a strong, encouraging smile.

Cryheart nods at Cyph.

Lornieh nods in agreement at Cryheart.

You nod absently at Cryheart.

Goldstr agrees with Cryheart.

Speaking to Cryheart, Evia says, "Lorminstra needs warriors too."

Irar nods at Cryheart.

Cryheart nods at Evia.

Irar continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

(Lornieh wipes the tears from her cheeks.)

Cyph suddenly goes fully still, his body sliding down to the ground. A death rattle echoes from his throat and his eyes stare wide and silent up at the ceiling.

[Town Barracks, Reading Alcove]

Decorated with little fanfare, this small room holds two round wooden tables and a handful of carved oak chairs. A wide bookcase is guarded on both sides by two stuffed otter statues, and a few steel-incased lanterns for ample light when needed. A large, tawny brindlecat hide rug is sprawled across the floor. You also see a blonde-haired human corpse.

Speaking to Cyph, Ysharra says, "Good night, Cyph. You're not alone."

You gaze heavenward.

Arnylon says, "Lady Goseana awaits your arrival."

You murmur some prayers under your breath.

Ulkov begins to applaud, but stops after a few moments.

Evia clasps her hand over her mouth.

Osloe sighs.

Shinann slowly empties her lungs.

Arnylon says, "We should likely clear out his body from here before Drandea arrives."

Chaoswynd closes his eyes for a moment.

Irar sighs.

Subarashi inclines her head.

Goldstr continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Cryheart says, "May the Lady Lorminstra open her arms for ye."

Dergoatean hangs his head.

Berkana says, "And, it's done now."

Thrassus shakes his head.

Cruxophim stands up.

Kayse slowly empties her lungs.

Evia sobs.

Pinchot kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Cruxophim tilts his head down.

Dergoatean takes a deep breath.

Cryheart gazes heavenward.

Suprie shakes his head.

Dergoatean slowly empties his lungs.

Cruxophim clasps his hands in a reverent gesture.

Irar says, "Koar take him. And all the other who will have him."

Goldstr stands up.

Pinchot stands up.

Irar stands up.

Cryheart says, "Go in peace, Cyph."

You sigh.

Cruxophim nods absently at Irar.

Kiske shakes her head.

Kayse clasps her hand over a flute of cherry-apple blood wine.

Arnylon kneels down.

Suprie says, "Doesn't get much sadder than that."

Xorus shrugs.

You nod faintly.

Arnylon continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Shinann stands up.

Evia says, "I do so hate dying."

You stand back up.

(Berkana rises back up from her crouch stiffly.)

Lornieh sighs.

Zephyrn frowns.

Dergoatean looks over at Suprie and shakes his head.

Chaoswynd reaches over and gently rests his hand on your arm.

Cruxophim kindly prays, "Go in peace, sweet prince."

Evia rubs her eyes.

Lornieh stands up.

You frown.

Lornieh rubs you tenderly.

Evia stands up.

As Zephyrn shakes his head, small flakes of ash fall slowly toward the ground.

Speaking to Suprie, Irar says, "He's at peace now."

A small smoke grey spider on Tercolla crawls over to his left forearm.

Talinvor removes a glass of Dhe'nari blood wine from in his sanguine longcoat.

Berkana agrees with Lylia.

Speaking wryly to Evia, Cruxophim murmurs, "Most do."

Talinvor raises his Dhe'nari blood wine in a toast!

Zephyrn says, "Hope he found forgiveness in his mind."

Speaking distantly to Lornieh, you say, "Not now, I..."

You shake your head.

Arnylon says, "May Charl guide the vessel of your spirit to go through Goseana's Gate and enter into her final embrace."

Hoodtralfeck says, "You mean we are in peace now."

You sniff.

Kitasune sighs.

Dalabrac frowns.

>look corpse

The corpse is of a youthful human with unruly dark blonde hair with small missing patches. The body's glassy silver-green eyes stare up silently, empty and lifeless.

(Evia pulls the long ends of her cloak over the sad sight.)

Irar nods at Hoodtralfeck.

Arnylon clasps his hands in a reverent gesture.

You glance at a blonde-haired human corpse.

Arnylon stands up.

Cruxophim winks at Madmountan.

Subarashi says, "Poor child."

(Leafiara closes her eyes and lets out a heavy sigh.)


Conclusions for Carenos' Girls

Near the blonde-haired human corpse, the ethereal forms of two girls appear.

Madmountan grins at Cruxophim.

Dalabrac blinks.

Ysharra says, "Ah."

You blink.

Dalabrac asks, "You see that?"

Irar frowns.

Hoodtralfeck says, "Quick check his pockets fer silvers."

You clench your jaw.

Talinvor glances at a blonde-haired human corpse.

Cryheart nods at Dalabrac.

Kayse turns around.

Hoodtralfeck says, "He don't need em now."

Dergoatean shushes Hoodtralfeck!

Goldstr gazes at his surroundings.

Ysharra says, "Yes, they're here."

Kitasune says, "Ah."

You sharply snap, "Get out of here, you."

Irar thumps Hoodtralfeck!

Kitasune says, "Well...."

Xorus says, "Pity. With some immolation he could have joined them."

Speaking to you, Ysharra says, "Wait."

Speaking to you, Dergoatean says, "Give them a chance."

Lornieh asks, "Should we be contacting his mother at least?"

Speaking calmly to you, Cruxophim suggests, "Let them have their peace."

You shake your head.

Kitasune asks, "Do I need to get a bless?"

Arshwikk pokes his finger at a blonde-haired human corpse.

Kitasune ponders.

Evia makes a shushing sound!

Rekarth asks, "...So, does the corpse go back in the original grave, or does it get a new one?"

Evia says, "Calm."

Talinvor smirks.

You turn around.

Speaking to you, Goldstr says, "Dey needs der souls at peace alsi."

Shinann says, "I am trying to get his grandmother here."

The ethereal girls seem to look over the body for a moment and then slowly dissipate.

Osloe asks, "How will this affect Lady Reannah?"

Evia slowly empties her lungs.

Osloe frowns.

Subarashi nods slowly.

Speaking to Rekarth, Ysharra asks, "You think he left a clause for that?"

Speaking to Osloe, Lornieh says, "Not good... his family hasn't been contacted at all."

Lylia inclines her head.

Cruxophim slowly guesses, "I suppose they accept."

Kayse ruefully says, "I think a lot of his family already considered him...dead."

Osloe nods slowly at Lornieh.

Evia says, "What would you think...it's her son."

Ysharra nods at Cruxophim.

Shinann says, "I think they have crossed over..."

Goldstr says, "Rest well Lasses."

Cruxophim rubs you tenderly.

Talinvor nods at Kayse.

Cruxophim nods faintly at Shinann.

You wave a hand at Cruxophim, dismissing him indifferently.

Speaking to Evia, Osloe says, "That is what I worry about...this won't be good for her, not one bit."

Speaking to Kayse, Ysharra says, "Long before they came here, indeed."

Speaking quietly to Cruxophim, you say, "Not now."

Kayse agrees with Ysharra.

Evia stands in front of a blonde-haired human corpse.

(Cruxophim kneels down before the human corpse, and uses two fingers to reverently close both eyes.)

A town militia arrives and says, "Lady Drandea has fallen asleep and will be escorted some other...." He blinks at the body.

Cruxophim glances at a blonde-haired human corpse and clasps his hands in a reverent gesture.

Goldstr removes a cluster of gorse from in his spidersilk cloak.

Osloe says, "Just happened."

Shinann says, "Get some men and take him."

Thrassus says, "You had best wake her up, I think."

Subarashi takes a few steps back.

Madmountan says, "Natural causes...I swear."

Ulkov begins chuckling at Madmountan!

Zephyrn exclaims, "Not our fault!"

Goldstr drops a cluster of gorse.

Cruxophim calmly requests, "If you could take this as the Captain asks, please. We will make arrangements this evening."

Zephyrn says, "Notice the lack of pitchforks."

Ysharra says, "In fact...I'd say go wake up the rest of them."

Speaking to Madmountan, Dergoatean says, "Not much natural about that."

Ayumia takes a deep breath, blinking a couple of times before resuming a calm expression.

You softly say, "Anything but natural."

(Evia gently tries to close the dead boy's eyes, but they remain staring into eternity.)

You growl, "Dennet..."

Ysharra says, "Someone should go tell Dennet Kestrel his son is dead."

Raelee suddenly looks like she wishes she were somewhere else.

The militiaman nods, and more guards arrive and they carefully carry off the corpse.

Raelee glances at Ysharra.

(Leafiara bangs a fist into the wall.)

Ysharra nods slowly at Raelee.

Shinann nods.

Lornieh says, "And... Reannah."

Lornieh frowns.

Chaoswynd glances at you.

Lornieh hangs her head.

Cryheart says, "May he rest in peace, amen."

Cryheart gazes heavenward.

Cruxophim nods slowly at Cryheart.

Speaking quietly to Ysharra, Raelee says, "... I am returning to the Outpost regardless."

Shinann says, "She is asleep and will not be leaving tonight."

Evia slowly empties her lungs.

Shinann says, "Drandea."

Speaking to Raelee, Ysharra asks, "Do you wish me to come with you?"

Cruxophim nods at Shinann.

Speaking to Ysharra, Raelee says, "No."

Ysharra nods at Raelee.

Cryheart says, "I think we shall see Drandea tomorrow."

Speaking to Raelee, Ysharra says, "I don't envy you."

Cryheart says, "A guess."

Thrassus nods at Ysharra.

Shinann nods at Cryheart.

Goldstr nods at Cryheart.

Speaking calmly to Ysharra, Cruxophim states, "She had nothing to do with it."

Shinann sighs.

Lylia says, "She is an old woman. At least a hundred and fifty, I believe. Give her another night of good rest before informing her."

Cryheart says, "Let the grandmother rest tonight."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Ysharra says, "I didn't say she did."

Evia says, "I am afraid she will be raging like nothing we've ever seen."

Cryheart nods at Lylia.

Evia shakes her head.

Cruxophim surreptitiously glances at you.

Speaking to Cruxophim, Ysharra says, "But she still has to deliver the news."

Evia says, "And good, I hope she will..."

Evia says, "Something."

Ulkov says, "Yea I really don't want to deal with a Drandea finding out how grandson just bit the dust."

Arnylon says, "I've a feeling Dennet will be most upset due to the death of Cyph. Not out of love, but because the experiment failed."

Ysharra touches Raelee.

Speaking to Lylia, Suprie says, "News doesn't age well."

Raelee flinches.

Raelee glances at Ysharra.

Cruxophim looks thoughtfully at Raelee.

Elementz agrees with Arnylon.

Goldstr agrees with Arnylon.

You stare at nothing in particular.

Speaking to Arnylon, Elementz says, "I'd say I agree."

Rekarth cocks his head.

Speaking to Arnylon, Dergoatean says, "He'll see it as he saw Cyph's suffering before - fascinating."

Subarashi cocks her head.

Speaking calmly to Raelee, Cruxophim offers, "I'll go."

Speaking to Cruxophim, Raelee says, "That is not necessary."

Lylia winks at Shinann.

You grab a lustrous ruby and diamond necklace from a large pocket inside of your angora cape.

Shinann says, "Well, let me get you all out of here."

You glance at the ruby necklace in your hand.

[travel time]

You glance at your pale seashell anklet.

Subarashi nods slowly.

Subarashi glances at you.

Speaking calmly to Raelee, Cruxophim remarks, "As you wish, but I have to deliver these codices regardless."

Ysharra says, "Thank you, Shinann."

Speaking slowly to your pale seashell anklet, you comment, "If you die on me too, I..."